DEMOCRATS: The Democracy

It was a hot, humid, but happy Houston. Discord waned. Celebrities furnished the atmosphere of a glorified picnic instead of a political dogfight.

Mrs. Woodrow Wilson arrived regally and went to stay with the Jesse Holman Joneses in their bungalow atop Mr. Jones's new Lamar Hotel. So far as the convention was concerned, Mr. Jones, who arranged it all, was the most important man in town. A Mr. Smith, of course, was the most important man, not in town. William C. Hogg, whom oldtime Houstonians might call their first citizen and whose father...