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for Nebraska's second choice," he
said, "Governor Woodrow "Wil
son, t)f New Jersty."
The Clark men set up a great
groan, and shouts of "You've
. ruined the party! You've ruined
- the party!"
.Ex-Gov. McCorkle, W. Va.,
got the floor, and wanted to know
i Bryan would support the nom
inee of the convention.
"That is a foolish question,"
said Bryan. "I shall support the
nominee of the convention be
cause I do not "believe this con
vention is going to nominate any
man controlled by the Morgan-Ryan-Belmont
Delegate Knox, of Alabama,
felt called upon to get up and
speak. "I object to the gentle
man from Nebraska talking," he
said. "He already has made four
speeches. I object to him."
Just then two cops sent for the
purpose by Chairman James
grabbed Mr. Knox and gently but
firmly lowered him into his seat.
Bryan held up his hand again.
.After some minutes, he was able
to make himself heard.
ilI want to say," he said, "that I
shall withdraw my yote from
' Gov. Wilson if the New York del
egation is voted for him by Mur-
There was a wild cheer from
the Wilson men, another great
burst of cheering from the gal
leries. Through it all Boss Murphy sat
down in the front, placidl ychew
inggum. Congressman Fitzgerald, Mur
phys chief lieutenant, got up to.
speak. Frife Referee Charlie
White left Murphy's side, whis
pered in Fitzgerald's ear and
Fitzgerald sat down again sud
denly. Dave Francis, Bill Stone and
Herman Ridder, the man who
managed the campaign contribu
tions last election, held a confer
ence with Ollie James.
Senator Stone, Mo., got up to
make a speech. He began by say
ing he desired no controversy
with the gentleman from Ne
braska. In the middle of Stone's talk
Rep. A. Mitchell Palmer. Penna.,
rose to object to Sjone talking at
James got sore at Palmer and
ordered him to sit down -immediately.
In the long, weary session of
the night there was only one
Boss Charley Murphy and
Champ Clark, "progressive," were
forced to show their hands.
And Clark got nothing out of
it except the taint of being al
lied with Tammany Hall and
Murphy and Ryan and Belmont.
And Murphy go, nothing out
of it except peevishness because
he had been forced into the open.
It may be that Woodrow Wil
son, or some other progressive
got a whole lot out ofNit the
presidency of the United States;
During the first,nine ballots th6
excitement around Boss Murphy
was feverish. ,
Clark leaders buzzed axound.
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