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OCTOBER 28, 1W4
Mr. Bryan's Indiana Tour
Mr. Bryan completed his Indiana
tour October 20. Under date or Louis
ville, Ky., Oct.- 20, the Associated Press
"Tno democrats of Indiana seem
ready to vote now," said William J.
Bryan when he concluded 'his tour of
that state at Now Albany tonight. Tho
closing day of the tour through In
diana was regarded by Mr. Bryan and
his party as tne most successiul or all
in respect to the size and entnusiasm
of the audiences, anu the auguries oi
success rurnisned in the report of cam
paign worivers. In opening his speech
at New Albany Mr. Bryan said:
i firmly believe that Indiana will
return a plurality lor Jeariver and
Davis. The new observations mude
throughout the trip which 1 have just
finished reveal a most encouraging
state of altairs. There is little or no
trace of dlsairection amtfng the silver
democrats and there Is no reason lor
the isold democrats to feel dissatisued.
'ho evidences of unity among the
democrats are so plentiful that it
seems the only apparent hope lor re
publican success would appear to let m
their polling the entire doubtful vote
of the state.
Mr. Bryan's prophecy was received
with tremendous cheers by a crowd
that 'completely filled Maricet House
square in New Albany, the number
running far into the thousands.
Immediately on concluding his New
Albany speech JMr. Bryan made a dash
into Kentucky, addressing a great
throng which filled Phoenix Hall gar
den. During the day speeches were
made at Lincoln City, Huntfngburg,
English and Caydon.
Referring to Mrf Bryan's Indiana
tour, the Memphis Morning News, in
an 'editorial, says:
The whirlwind campaign of Mr.
Bryan through Indiana has served
anew to show the wonderful popularity
of the man. Wherever he has gone
he has been given ovations as tremen
dous and enthusiastic as when he
made his first splendid swing through
the state in 189G. The fact that he
has twice been defeated, for the presi
dency since then does not seem to
have lessened his popularity in the
least. It takes a really great man to
outlive two such defeats. What is
the secret of his powerful hold upon
the hearts of the people?
It is because he has kept the faith.
Many of the, men who are loudest in
their plaudits of the great Nebraskan
were vigorously opposed to him in 189C
and again in 1900. They doubted his
judgment and they are not yet in
sympathy with all His theories, but
hone of them doubts his absolute sin
cerity. Despite the sneers of cynics at the
degeneracy of humanity there is noth
ing that mankind so - much admires
as honesty and courage of conviction.
From one end of the country to the
other Mr. Bryan Js welcomed by all
elements of the democracy. There is
no longer an "enemy's country" so far
as his own party is concerned.
Referring to Mr. Bryan's Indiana
tour, the Indianapolis Sentinel, in an
Mr. Bryan's tour of Indiana has been
wonderfully successful from a demo
cratic viewpoint, but it has been a
distinct disappointment to the repub
lican politicians a great and grievous I
and pitiful disappointment' Being
themselves by nature and practice
shifty and Insincere, they were in
capable of placing a just estimate upon
such a man as William J. Bryan. Prior
to Mr. Bryan's coming into the state
the report had been industriously cir
culated that he was merely preserving,
his "regularity." ahd that he was not
interested in . Judge Parker's success, j
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But, gracious, what a change came
over the spirit of their dreams! .ryan
is in earnest!" they said to each
other in scared whispers, and there
was a great hurrying and scurrying
to see what could be done to counter
act the. tremendous influence of the
magnificent Nebraskan. While they
were taking time to think about what
they should do to stem the rising tide
of enthusiasm which followed in the
wake of the leader in two campaigns,
they tremblingly gave out the word
that they were not "disturbed."
But a conference was held in hot
haste and it was determined that Sen
ators Fairbanks and Beveridge were
to make a special train campaign
along Bryan's trail. But everywhere
in the meantime the roads which led
to the great commoner's meetings were
choked with wagons and carriages
loaded with men and women. It was
an uprising, itrwas an upheaval. Here
was a man of the people and the people
believed in his honesty, in his political
sincerity. It was clear to them that
with all his heart and soul he was
fighting the battle of democracy and
constitutional government. He con
vinced every hearer open to convic
tion that the welfare of the country
demands the election of Judge Parker
to the presidency and the decisive
defeat of Roosevelt
Fear grew in the breasts of these
republicans. Fairbanks and Beveridge
were not enough and Hauly was to
be added. Not only so, but frantic
appeals were made to the national
committee to send Senator Dolliver of
Iowa and Senator Depew of New York
to assist the three Indiana candidates
in their efforts to conteract tho tre
mendous Influence of the Nebraskan.
But they cannot do it. The repub
lican committee may put a hundred of
its .spellbinders in every town and city
In which Bryan has spoken and will
speak but it will be a waste of ammunition.
Didn't Knw Beans
Senator Hoar related with much
glee, says Lippincott's Magazine, the
conversation" that recently took place
between two southerners, the first of
whom had but lately returned from a
trip through New England. Said the
first man from Dixie to his friend:
"You know thpse little, white, round
"Yes," replied the friend, "the kind
we feed to our horses?"
"The very same. Well, do you know,
sir, that in Boston, tho enlightened
citizens take those little, white, round
beans, boil them for three or four
hours, mix with them molasses and I
know not what other ingredients, bake
them, and then what do you suppose
they then do with the beans?"
"They eat 'em, sir!" interrupted the
first southerner impreslvely. "Bleso
jne, sir, they eat ?emJ"
Stage Ice Cream
Joseph Jefferson tells the story of an,
amusing "break" In a production o
"Caraillo" at tho old Walnut Street
theatre in Philadelphia, says Harper's
In those days sea island cotton was
stage ice cream, just as molasses and
water was make believe wine sherry
or port, according to the proportion
ot the molasses.
Armand and Camillo wore at table,
where they had been discussing such
viands as these, and their dialogue waa
making the finest sort of an impression
on the crowded house. Enter a maid
servant with candelabra of tho wab-
bliest sort imaginable. The scene was
so engrossing that the maid was hardly
noticed by tne audience, out, when sho
set down the candelabra between tho
unfortunate Camille and her lover and
one candle toppled over and set tho
ice cream In a blaze, the nervous strain
upon the house was broken, and tho
entire audit-"e burst into a roar of
laughter that brought down the curtain.
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