CHAPTER XIII
BALTIMORE

We are sailing for England.
--COLONEL HOUSE

CLARK'S love for Bryan did not advance as the spring of 1912 approached. It seemed clear that Clark would have the ultimate support of Hearst and the New York delegation led by Charley Murphy, at that time the Chieftain of Tammany Hall, and those ninety votes looked better than the influence of Nebraska.

The affectionate interchange between Bryan and Wilson at the Jackson day dinner had not been to his liking, and further the tone of the eastern papers had fooled him into believing that The Great Commoner was a voice from the past.

Meanwhile, Bryan was becoming increasingly dubious regarding the conduct of his old associate. Clark was wearing the string tie, the baggy suit and the ample hat of Esau, but his voice was the voice of Jacob.

The Wilson managers during this period, especially Colonel House, were doing their best to keep the Nebraskan in a happy frame of mind. Bryan made a trip to New York in April, 1912, and stopped

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  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Chapter I- Panorama 1
  • Chapter II- Evolution of the Alpaca Coat 20
  • Chapter III- The Playboy of the Western World 44
  • Chapter IV- The Coup D''état 64
  • Chapter V- Boola Boola 90
  • Chapter VI- St. George 103
  • Chapter VII- Mark Hanna Waves the Flag 115
  • Chapter VIII- Neighbor Bryan 143
  • Chapter IX- An Innocent Abroad 161
  • Chapter X- End of a Candidate 181
  • Chapter XI- The Battle of Grand Island 205
  • Chapter XII- The Cocked Hat 224
  • Chapter XIII- Baltimore 242
  • Chapter XIV- Deserving Democrats 269
  • Chapter XV- The Farmer-Statesman 286
  • Chapter XVI 305
  • Chapter XVII- Grinding Corn for the Philistines 349
  • Chapter XVIII- The Commoner and Al Smith 357
  • Chapter XIX- The Holy War 372
  • Chapter XX- Is Bryanism Dead? 397
  • Bibliography 405
  • Sources 409
  • Index 413
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