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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 17, 1908)
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T. J. O'KKKFE
J. B. KNIEST .
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
JOHN W; KERN
Governor A. C. Shallenberger
Lieutenant-Governor E. O. Garrett
Secretary of S'tat .John Mattes, Jr.
Auditor Edwin II. Luikart
Treasurer , Clarence Mackey
Superintendent of Public Instruction
N, C. Abbott
Attorney-General II. U. Fleharty
Commissioner Public Lands and
W. II. Eastham 1
Win. II. Cowgill !
Congressman Sixth District
W. II, Westover
Representative, 53d District
Fred W. Johansen
,' For County Attorney, Eugene Burtou
For Commissioner, Second Dial.,
J. P. Jensen
For Comfy CemnlssitMr, Second District.
I desire to announce to the people of
Box Butte county that I am the tegu
lar nomine of the second district for
commissioner on the Democratic-Independent
ticket and will appreciate sin
cerely any support the voters see fit to
give me at the polls. J. P. Jknse.n.
Taft says one thing and the republi
can platform declares another; which
is the voter to believe.
From 26,816 to 8,000 is quite a
slump in tiie republican majority in the
state election held in Maine last Tues
Who is paying tor this special train ,
goinn over the country 111 the interests
of Debs, the socialistic candidate for
president? 1 aeatn ,est tlie ortnodox ciiurches throw
! lhuir influence against him on that ground, j Firsti ,he republican managers derided
The Bryan-Kern banner is compli-j In order to combat this supposed danger . ryan because he dictated some speeches
mented by all republicans, as well as j he republican committee is sending out j int0 a phonograph. Then they quit de
democrats, who speak words of praise ! thousands of little circulars explaining the , ridinB him because Mr. Taft proceeded to
when they point to the distinguished
Omaha has at last been compelled to '
give, up the pennant ol the western
the pennant of the western
base hall league. Sioux City now holds
first place and "'Ducky" Holmes is the
king of base ball players.
The way Mr Bryan is keeping Wm.
1 aft in hot water attempting to explain
ins position on several important par-
amount" issues is indeed interesting.
Old Glory and the republican party is
not enough these days to elect a re
Wm. Taft is now wotried about
outcome of the state of Nebraska
announces that he will bring his
cial train of speakers here in the
of October to attempt to stem
Bryan tide that is sweeping over the
west. Too late, Mr. Taft.
The Maine electiou last Tuesday was
sort of an ice bath , to the republican
managers, but of course thev expected
it. The usual heavy republican ma
jority was cut down mote than two
thirds and was the greatest slump in
the history of the state of Maine in
presidential campaigns in over twenty
The republican managers of the
Taft boom in the middle west are giv-
ing out the statement that if Bryan is
elected corn will be worth twenty cents ,
a bushel next May. May deliveries on
the board of trade in Chicago at the'
same time are quoted at sixty-nine
cents whether Mr., Bryan is elected or j
not. What political rot to feed the in
telligent farmers of the west. We
would ask the republican leaders, if
there is a tariff ou foreign corn?
From the Center of Things
I 8Hrl(il I.lncnla CorrMKndiir'.1
Lincoln, Nebr., Sept. :6 Mr. Bryan's
"fortune" contiuuss to work a lot of peo
ple. County Assessor Miller ot Lancaster
I county is daily in receipt of letters asking
I him about Mr. Bryan's assessment, and
he has been compelled to Ret out mimeo
graphed replies in order to keep up with
I the correspondence. Chairman of repub
' lienn committees are the most numerous
inquirers. This year's assessment rolls
'show Mr. Bryan to be possessed of taxable
1 property in the amount of $87,000. About
twenty per cent of this is charged up to
1 The Commoner. 1 he Commoner has no
printing plant, its tangible property being
confined to a couple of safes, a dozen
I typewriters, a few desks and tables and
I three or four rugs. The two automatic
' mailing machines are operated under
lease. Something like thirty tons of print
1 and wrapping paper arc kept on hand.
Replying to "Joe" Cannon's charge
he is a millionaire, who made his million
selling "wind and ink," Mr. Bryan at
Olney, Illinois, last week, took the public
into his confidence and told all about
his private resources. He calculated that
he was possessed of property worth per
haps $125,000, but in order to be well
within the mark said he would call it
8150,000. He then told how he made it,
aud asked Speaker Cannon to take the
public into his confidence and explain how
he had become a millionaire on a salary of
$5,000 a year evory year since i36i, with
the exception of two years. It is general
ly admitted that Cannon will be kept busy
dodging Mr. Bryan's speech during the
rest of his campaigu for re-election.
The fact that Mr. Taft has decided to
take the stump or more properly speak
ing, take the rear platform of a train re
calls some of the bitter and sarcastic
Ming said about Mr. liryan in recent .
i.uny.nKus ueciuse ue maue spcecn-max-
"JR tours. In the old days, when the rail-
roads could haul train loads of republicans
on passes to the republican candidate's
door, it was easy to get crowds out to
cheer. Then the republican organs could
point to these visiting delegations as evi
dence of "enthusiasm." That sort of
thing is no longer possible. So it is that
Mr, Taft has felt the necessity of making
a tour. Last Friday's papers, noting that
Bryan and Taft were on the stump, inti
mated that it might yet be possible to en
gage the two candidates in joint debate.
With a unanimity that was remarkable
the democratic campaign managers and
the democratic papers welcomed the pos
sibility. But despite all their boasts ot
Mr. Taft's remarkable and hitherto un
suspected abilities as a stump speaker, the
republican managers sidestepped the sug
gestion. The democrats of the country
would like nothing better than to see and
hear Bryan and Taft discussing the issues
from the same platform.
I were expected to parade. At the central
The trickery of the republican managers j point of the parade an enthusiastic repub
is well evidenced by their attempt to stem iicaa spectator shouted: 'Three cheers for
the rising tide of opposition to Mr. Taft on Taft!" But the cheering crowd was desul
the ground of religious belief. While it is 1 t0ry. Then some one in the line shouted:
admitted that a man is entitled to freedom "Three cheers for Bryan," and immediate-
Q tus religious beliefs, it cannot be denied ,
that religious bias always cuts more or less
j01 a "Rare in politics. Mr. lalt isa Uni-
J ,ar'an, and the republicans are scared to 1
u""a,,rtU oc,,Bl' '" "rsi Pae ol ,ne 1
circular bears the following:
1 "Should Unitarian belief bar its. disci-
I -I . t ., r- ... . .
pies ,rom lMe continence ot Christian men
Un the inside pages appears
' j from the pen of Dr. John Chadwick, an
eminent Unitarian divine, and printed in
the Universal Cyclopedia, page 28, volume !
12. TIlti in tlif tmrt unv ftlit fifo ntpi.
Rraph of D, Chadwick's .tide appears'm
the republican committee's circular:
Unitarianism-In theology, the doc- I
trine that God exists in one person onlv.
t . j
liver biuue iiuuKing man nas been
in the world there have beeu speculations
about the cause of all things its nature
or action or the mode of its existence."
Note the asterisks in that paragraph.
j They denote the omission of some words.
Here are the words omitted from Dr.
Chadwick's article on Unitarianism;
"THIS INVOLVES THE DENIAL
OF THE TRINITY AND THE DIVIN-
ITY OF JESUS CHRIST.
Cheerfully admitting that Mr. Taft and
his Unitarian brethren have a right to
their religious beliefs, why was it deemed
necessary to make an attempt to deceive
the people by omitting one clause concern
ing the Unitariau belief that is of most in
terest to the people at large? If this is
not a plain attempt at deception, what is already been scored at republican head
it? I quarters as "too hot to handle."
In this connection it might be well for
people interested in this phase of the cam
paign to turn to the fifteenth chapter of
! First Corinthians and read what Paul
to say about it.
And of interest in this same connection
s a liule slorv about the late G. Ingersoll
- a m:e s,ory, caU5 the writer heard
In 1876 Col, Ingersoll made a republi
can speech at Champaign, III., and the
next day took a train for Bloomington on
the I. B. & V. Ry. It was a local train
and jammed with people returning from
Champaign. Col. Ingersoll sat in
coach, and in the same seat with him sat
a Christian minister who was a personal
friend. Opposite sat another Christian
preacher and the writer, then a small boy.
Col. Ingersoll and the minister at his side
engaged in a good natured discussion of
religion, and as many passengers as could,
gathered around and listened. Finally
Cot. Ingersoll exclaimed:
"Now, Elder, let's get right down near
home. Can you tell me one good thing
that Christianity has done for the state of
""Pardon me. Col. Ingersol," said a lady
who sat across the aisle. I can tell you one
good thing Christianity has done for our
"I would be pleased to hear it, madam,"
said Col Ingersoll with a polite bow.
"It prevented you from becoming gover
nor of the state."
And for the next ten or twelve miles
nothing was heard but the clatter of the
wheels across the rail joints.
nai (ciikiuus uciicis always 1,11 1 a iuie
'ri.. .1!!...... i.i!f 1 ..... e.
u political resuus may ue demonstrated
by reference to the campaign of 1880.
Garfield, the republican candidate, had
been a minister in the Disciples' church,
and while in congress often occupied the
pulpit in the little Disciples' church in
Washington. Indiana is one of the states
in which this church is strongest in num
bers. When the democratic committee
began attacking Garfield's character the
membership resented it as an attack on
one of their ministers. The result was
that Indiana was carried by Garfield, and
the Disciples' vote is what turned the
The Nebraska republican state commit
tee has arranged to have Myron T. Her
rick of Ohio speak in Lincoln soon, and
his speech will be devoted to opposing the
bank deposit guarantee plank of the demo
cratic platform. As soon as the announce
ment was made the democratic state corn-
mUee arranged t0 have Senator 0wen of
Oklahoma speak, on the same day if pos
sible, in support of that policy. It is in
no violation of confidence to say that if
the republican committee wants to make
it a joint debate between Herrick and
Owen there will be no difficulty so far as
the democratic committee is concerned.
On Labor Day 3,000 union workingmen
in Lincoln paraded the streets. When
the parade passed under the Taft banner
on O street there was not the ghost of a
cheer. But when the parade went by the
Lincoln hotel, the front of whi:h is orna
mented with a huge portrait of Bryan, the
cheers were loud and long. Several unions
paused in the line to give "three cheers
for the next president."
Of course this is only a straw.
At Youngstown, Ohio, one of the chief
centers of the Steel trust and the Tube
j trust, 10,000 steel workers paraded before
I Taft. But the steel and tube mills de
! clared a holiday "on pay" and the employ
, es were given to understand that thev
v thousands of men were cheering, wav-
ing banners and Hinging their hats in the
air. The Associated Press did
this, but the local papers did.
do the same thing.
Then the republican managers declared
that Bryan was "playing the demagogue
by appuaIinR to the church vote
lecture on The Prince of Peace'
lecture on 'Mission ' " Tlmi- nnn m,i
lh., for Mr. Taft Mt rail,! nn ,n d.v.
,ate t0 a phonograph a very nice speech
.-. . . ... ...
J SSZTZ, 2
denlia, candidales were dignified and re
mained at home instH of -iiiv9niln
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mwm. ...u wuuuiij uuu ucuuuuuu mr.
Bryan for his "rear end harangues."
They have changed about, and now are
boasting about how Mr. Taft is making
good as a rear platform orator.
For a long time the republicans pointed
out that Mr. Bryan had had but little
legislature experience and was therefore
without the experience necessary for a
chief .executive. They suddenly quit
when it was pointed out that Mr. Bryan
had twice as much legislative experience
as Abraham Lincoln had before he was
elected, and that George Washington had
absolutely none before he was elected.
The hot liner from Mr. Bryan's bat in
the directioo of Joseph G. Cannon has
Mr. Taft declares that some of
j Diugley schedules should be revised
I wards, The sugar trust has just added
another twenty cents per hundred pounds
I to the price of its product. Presumably
tne sugar trust has seen to it that its
schedule shall be included among those to
be "revised upwards."
The way to gut rid
get rid of Cannon.
of Cannontim is to
fie fore Illinois could get rid of the in
famous .Allen law, Joe Cannon and his
j brother grabbed off a rich slice ot the
The Democratic National committee
has assigned Hon. Geo. Kingsley of
Kansas City to Nebraska for one week,
beginning the atst inst., ami will speak
Saturday Night, Sept. 26.
Mr. Kingsley is one of the best cam
paign orators in the country. You are
invited to come and hear him.
pickings that the Allen law meant to pro
vide. The, way to get rid of Cannon is to elect
a democratic house-
The Financial Ags, published in New
York, says of the guaranty of bank deposits-
"Mr. Bryan's financial scheme of guar
anty of bank deposits which is not his
originally, but an appropriated idea is
doubtless good in times of piping peace in
coutry districts, but it isn't of great conse
quence as an issue, for any state has a
right to adopt it, and while we don't think
much of it as a panacea of banking ills,
the republican party will no doubt accede
to the wishes of the people if they ever de
mand it as a large majority.''
But how big must a majority be before
the republican bosses acquiesce? Docs
anyone doubt that a huge majority of the
people have been demanding tariff for six
or eight years? Does anyone doubt that
an overwhelming majority of the people
demand popular election of senators? Yet
the republican bosses have steadily refus
ed to even consider tariff revision until
"after election," and the republican na
tional convention by a vote of ten to one
turned down a plank favoring popular
election of senators. The party depend
ent upon the protected trusts for a huge
portion of its campaign funds will not re
vise the tariff in the interests of the con
sumers. And naturally that same party's
bosses will be a long time in seeing a ma
jority in favor of a law that is opposed by
the great banking firms whose members
are inextricably mixed up with those same
tariff protected trusts and industries.
Will M. Maupin.
Out for Bryan
Predicts That Coercion and Boodle
Will be Resorted to in Last
Days of Campaign.
James Watson, postmaster of Marplc,
this county, was a recent visitor in Al
liance. Mr. Watson says he has al
ways been a republican, but this year
he is for Nebraska's honored citizen,
W. J. Bryan, whom he considers one
of the greatest and most conscientious
men the world has ever known. Mr.
Watson stated that he has talked with
a number of republicans in his vicinity
during the past month and only three
of them intended voting for Taft. He
believes that many republicans will
vote for Bryan without declaring them
selves. Mr. Watson says he even be
lieves his friend, Postmaster Xash, is a
Bryan man at heart. He is of the
opinion that during the last days of
the campaign employes of corporations
will be coerced to vote for Taft and
that barrels of corporation boodle will
be turned loose in an effort to defeat
the great commoner.
The republican campaigu leaders, in
company with the independent party
managers, have joined fortes in trying
to dishonor Mr. Bryan's standing with
the working class, insinuating that he
was not their friend while in congress.
This is desperate politics, but the
peerless leader is brushing them aside
with convincing personal occurrences
that prove his devotion to the middle
class of society which makes up the
greater population of our nation and
who are going to vote for him next
First indications of the returns at
the recent primary election were to the
effect that Walter Kent had been the
successful caudidate for the republican
nomination for representative, hut later
returns show that Chas. H. Chase won
over Kent by fifty-eight majority.
President Roosevelt is taking a hand
in the New York state politics which is
not to the liking of the republican op
position in that state and just note the
result in the electiou returns as a re
sult. We are not going to deceive the com
mon people, says the republican can
didate for president. The common
people have heard that sort of promise
before and hence it doesn't appeal.
The "Empty Dinner Pail"
title of a new and popular tiir.
A BRYANJTIDAL WAVE
West In Revolt Against Repub
GUARANTY OF BANK DEPOSITS
Issue Mailing Thousands of Votes For
Democrats In tho Agricultural States.
The Taft-Foraker "Reconciliation."
Light on a Famous Incident Demo
cratic Outlook In the East.
By WILLIS J. ABBOT.
Certainly never was n national cam
paign opened so tardily or pressed so
lazily. This criticism applies equally
to the Uepnbllcnu and the Democratic
organizations. Two hundred yards
from the room In which I nm writing
nre the western headquarters of the
Republican national committee, estab
lished with 11 tine comprehension or
the fitness of things In the Harvester
building, owned by the harvester
trust. A whole floor of this building
Is occupied by the "branch" headquar
ters. It Is populated by typewriters
and clerks, who sit all rtiv swapping
stories and smoking clgn v !s. About
once in ten day the It1 Mv.tnt Hitch
cock drops In, looks wise, gives out
an encouraging Interview and rushes
forth to Hot ;..pi.:i0-i m- the Middle
Bass club. Skeptics do say that this
lethargy In the Republican headquar
ters In Chicago Is like the sleeves of
Ah Sin's poker Jacket planned "with
Intent to deceive."
Of the two rival organizations the
Dqmocrntlc committee has made the
greater advance. Its press bureau has
been In active operation for a month,
though It may properly be said that the
uatl d pvtss bureau of Washington,
though wholly unotllclal, began under
my management this same work not
less than two years ago. The bureau
of organization, under the direction of
Hon. John V. Tomllnson of Alabama,
has made notable progress In the or
ganlzatlou of clubs throughout the
country. And apropos of this matter of
club organization I wish here to urge
nil who desire to co-operate with the
national cotnml. -e to communicate
with Mr. Tomllnson at the headquar
ters in the Auditorium Annex, this city,
and receive the necessary Instructions
A Financier's View.
Don't let the "big" bankers or the
"great metropolitan newspapers" which
pull chestnuts from the flre for those
banks delude you with the Idea that
all financiers are ngnlnst the Demo
cratic plan for the guaranty of bank
deposits. For example, the president
of the Bankers' National bank of Kan
sas City, Knn.. addressed some time ngo
letters to nil tho bankers of Kansas,
asking their optnlou of the plan. Up to
Aug. 23 12T bankers had replied. Of
these eighty-seven, or three-fourths,
were In favor of the plan; seventeen
were noncommittal, and only twenty
five were opposed to It. No wonder the
Republican state convention. In open
defiance of the Republican national
convention, adopted It ns Its own.
But more. In a statement to the
New York Times Mr. George II. Coffin,
n former deputy comptroller of the
currency, takes sharp Issue with that
paper on Its nttltude toward thu plan
for protecting the people's savings. As
to the nuthorship of the measure he
And Jlr. Bryan Is not the only advocate,
for at the lant session of oonqres.3 Sir.
Fowler, Republican chalrulan of the com
mittee on bunking and curreifey, Iritro
duced till! li.077, which provided for the
Kuaranteo of "all Individual deposits, all
bank notes, all bank deposits and nil kov
ernment deposits without discrimination
or preference." This bill was referfed to
the banking and currency committee,
with Its Republican majority, and bv It
favorably reported to the house on Keb.
IS. IKS. So Mr. Brynn Is not unique t"
his advocacy of this bank deposit suar
Whin Mr. Bryan. Mr. Fowler. unTi'liunta
and depositors ijenerslly want Is Borne
thin? which will prevent a repetition of
the financial catastrophe of last October,
when the business of the whole country
was prostrated. You say that "not a slu
Ble depositor In any New York bank lost
nnythliu; by the "embarrass'nent" of last
October, but how long did these depositors
have their funds tied vp whero they
could not use them? And who can msas
lire tho suffering and hardships caus.nl by
the huso bank failures In New York city
Why tha West Revolts.
This Issue has made Its greatest ad
vance In the great agricultural states
of the middle west. To one who has
studied the history of the govern
ment's action during the twelve days'
bank panic of October, 1007. the rea
son for this western acclaim of a sys
tem which will enable the depositor
to get his money when he wants It is
Senator Gore of Oklahoma, who, 1
nm told at the speakers' bureau of the
national committee, Is thi speaker most
In domand after Sir. llrynn, has trav
eled far and wide during the course of
this political battle. But Gore Is not
only an orator; he Is a very keen ob
server of political conditions. This
may seem a strange thing to say of a
man who through accident has beeu
deprived of his eyesight since he was
eleven years old. Rut observation does
not always proceed through tho sight.
In all other respects Senator Gore Is
beyond and above the average capacity
of men for Judgiug of a political situa
tion. Robust and self reliant, he travels
all over the United States alone, car
ing for himself. And so when ho
tc:ae into my otllcc the other day to
tell of tho conditions he had found In
the states In which he had spoken all
the way from Oklahoma to Ohio he
was llBteuod to with notable respect
by all present.
Ho declares that, in his opinion, the
Bryan wmtimant has ceased to be nn
undercurrent, but Is n tidal wave.
And, like nearly all who have been
out In the political work of the cam.
palgn. he netlbes the foundation of
tui sentiment to the growing ndmtm
lioii fur Mr. Bryan's character and eth
ics Mini the sudden outburst of enthu
siasm for the Democratic ticket to tho
wider appreciation and knowledge of
the merits of the system of guaranty
of bank deposits urged by the Demo
cratic party. Curiously enough, ns
Senator Gore was talking on this sub
ject a letter came in from 11 repre
sentative of the nntlonal committee
who has beeu touring Ohio. Ho re
ported that the ostensible reconcilia
tion solemnized by a perfunctory hand
shake between Judge Taft and Senator
Foraker at Toledo was not regarded
with any degree of enthusiasm by the
followers of the latter. As the gentle
man who wrole has been for probably
forty years active In Ohlopolltlcs and
ns lu this trip he bus visited every
county lu the state, his opinion Is of
value. More than this, he reported
that a leading banker of Springfield,
0., W. S. Thompson, who had always
been a Republican, was so impressed
with the merits of the guaranty propo
sition that he was making public
speeches lu Its support.
A Foraker Story.
And, speaking of the senior seuntor
from Ohio, here Is a story about him
the truth of which I will 1 t .ouch for,
but which, after having atched his
course lu the last two sessions of con
gress, seems to me quite probable. The
narrative runs thut a l'r:ocrnt ran
across Senator Foraker on a tr&la in
southern Ohio. Naturally tha talk
turned upon politics. Said Foraker,
"What are your people up nt Chicago
doing by way of organizing the negro
vote?" "I nm afraid they are doing
nothing," was the response. "I am
told they are very short of funds."
"Well," responded the senator, "you
could do nothing better than to jump
on a train nud go to Chicago and tell
those fellows at Democratic headquar
ters to do that work eveu If they liave
to rob n bank to get the funds." The
story Is -characteristic, and It throws
some light on the reality of the recon
ciliation of Foraker with the residuary
legatee of Pi ' ' " Roosevelt.
The Dcrr.o' Mc Campaign Book.
I haw h d 1 long and rather regret
ful evie:,-"ii. - with campaign text
books lu l Democratic organization.
Usually they come out about the tlmo
the campaign is ended nud even If
properly prepared would be nt that
date of no value whatsoever. Those of
1900 and 1004 set side by side with tho
Republican publication of the same nu
ture were enough to bring a blush even
to the hardened cheek of the Demo
cratic politician, but the text book of
this year was out be'fore that of tho
Republicans and Is admirably prepared
and edited. It Is fair that credit should
be given to the three members of the
text book committee. Hon. J. E. Lamb
of Indiana, Hon. Joscphus Daniels of
North Carollua and Mr. Richard L.
Metcnlfc. the managing editor of Mr.
Bryan's Commoner. The book Is In
fact a text book and Is packed full of
meat for speakers, writers and stu
dents of politics. It Is a long, narrow
volume of about 300 pages, shaped so
as to go readily Into the pocket. No
one who purposes taking nn active
part lu the campaign should fall to se
cure one. While prepared primarily
for gratuitous distribution nmong
Democratic speakers aud journalists,
the committee will have a sutllclent
supply on hand to furnish copies to
those who may write for them nt tho
price of 2," cents each, post paid. Orders
should be addressed to the text book
committee, Democratic nntlonnl head
quarters, Auditorium Annex, Chicago.
Colonel Lewis In Maine.
There Is uo more picturesque nor
scarcely any more misunderstood fig- '
ure in American politics than Colonel
James Hamilton Lewis of Chicago.
Partly no doubt the lattqr is his own
fault. Nature heaped upon him cer
tain niiincorlsnis which his friends
think he sometimes cultivates. But
the mini who picks "Jim Ham." as he
It called both affectionately ami jocu
larly, for a fool will find that he has
picked up an exceedingly hot proposi
tion. He demonstrated this fact first
when he was lu congress as 11 repre
sentative from Washington. There ban
never been a Democrat, at least dining
my experience, at the capital so apt at
retort as he. Even Tom Reed, with
the biting tongue, hesitated to attack
However, this is all beside the fact
What I wanted to say Is that Colonel
Lewis has spent his vacation this sum
mer stumping Maine and Connecticut.
lie returns with the prediction that v
Bryan can carry both states. I am a
little shy of the predicting business
myself nnd would hesitate to accept
the Maine proposition. Yet the nation
al committeeman from that stnte at
the Chicago headquarters the other
day Insisted that the governorship
was held by the Democrats beyond '
doubt and that In November It was
within the bounds of possibility that
the national ticket might be curried.
Colonel Lewis pointed out these rea
sons for confidence In certain other
states: In Connecticut the issue Is the
absorption of the New York, New Ha
ven and Hartford by the New York
Central, which has offended the people,
and the Republican national committee
man, Charles F. Brooker Is blamed for
It. In Delaware' tho elevation of Du
Pont, head or the powder trust, a cor
poration now under Indictment for
conspiracy, to place In the highest
financial counsels has disgusted thu
Voters. In New Jersey the Republican
party Is torn by factional lights and
rent by dissension over Sunday clos
ing lnwr?. In Maine tho fight Is be
tween state prohibition nnd local op
tion, the latter favored by the Demo
crats, nnd Mr. Lewis' prediction is
that upon that they will carry tno
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