The Platform

The tread of a steamroller is broad and crushing. The tread of a tiger is soft, delicate but just as sure as a steamroller. It was while the Dry Democrats were nervously guarding themselves against a steamrollering from the Wet Democrats at Houston, that the representatives of Tammany Hall sidestepped what had threatened to be the one hitch of the convention, the hitch of the Prohibition plank in the party platform.

The sidestep took place, not in the embattled meeting room of the Resolutions Committee, where the...