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SEPTEMBER 4, 1908
today more harmonious, the more
consistent, the more straightforward
and the more definite in the declara
tion of its principles.
Providence News-Democrat: "And
I may add a platform Is binding as
to what it omits as well as to what
it contains." This sentence from the
speech touches just the proper key
note for a political campaign.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Yester
day's deliverance does injustice to
its author. He says undisputed
things in it in such a solemn way
that he neither pleases nor angers
anybody, but only bores him.
Baltimore American: The people
are beginning to wonder how much
longer Mr. Bryan will seek to win
their support by misstatements and
wrong renderings of the views of his
Hartford Courant: Mr. Bryan, is
barking up the wrong tree. He is
taking the infirmities of human na
ture the natural, inevitable and uni
versal infirmities of human nature
and is charging them all to the re
Cleveland Leader: Mr. Bryan's
assertions that ho is better qualified
than Taft to carry out Roosevelt re
forms which is what he says, in
effect if not in form the country
will let Roosevelt himself decide as
to that matter.
Wilmington Journal: The speech
is merely a point to indicate how
difficult it will be through the cam
paign for him to find things or issues
upon which he can hammer the re
publicans. In fact, from the Bryan
point of view Taft is almost shot
proof. Portland (Me.) Advertiser: The
Bryan speech is essentially the pro
duction of a campaign speaker who
knows the arts of appealing to the
Syracuse Post-Standard: Mr. Bry
an's theory is that the republican
party should be put out of power
for the good of the party itself.
Rochester Democrat and Chron
icle: It doesn't ring true. It is the
skilful effort of a special pleader who
relies upon the ignorance of hearers
and readers concerning the ques
tions under review.
New York World: Recognizing
the political skill displayed by Mr.
Bryan in this deliverance, the World
must express regret that he did not
make his speech a synopsis of rather
than a preface to his views on the
questions which are certain to en
gage public attention during the
campaign. There is in this opening
utterance a distinct promise of
growth in wisdom and in democracy.
It will be well for him, for his party
and perhaps for his country if the
more pretentious deliverance soon to
come shall be in keeping with it in
these respects. Anyway, his best
three words are Democracy vs Plu
tocracy. Buffalo Courier: Mr. Bryan's
speech of acceptance means that un
der his militant leadership the dem
ocratic party will make a vigorous-,
aggressive campaign from beginning
to end. It is encouraging, stimulat
ing. It is on the high level of a
great occasion and a great opportunity.
our votes to defeat the republican
party, which has boon responsible
for the drastic action taken against
labor's just demands.
"Wo pledge further our support to
William Jennings Bryan and the
democratic party in tho coming elec
tion for protecting organized labor
by inserting in its platform a labor
recommendation and pledging its
support to the same."
MR. BRYAN'S ITINERARY
Mr. Bryan's itinerary during Sep
tember Is as follows:
Chicago, 111., September 7.
Peoria, 111., September 9.
Evansvllle, Ind., September 10.
West Virginia, September 11.
Cumberland, Md., September 12.
Washington, D. C, Sunday, Sep
Baltimoro, September 14.
Wilmington, Del., September 15.
Rochester, N. Y., September 16.
New York, September 17.
Providence, R. I., September 19.
New York City, Sunday, Septem
Buffalo, September 21.
Michigan, September 22.
Ohio, September 23 and 24.
Indiana, September 25.
Madison and Milwaukee, Septem
Mitchell, S. D., September 28.
After September 29 ho will re
main three weeks at his homo in
The itinerary provides that Mr.
Bryan will remain in Washington
and Now York on two Sundays, on
which days ho will rest. Where Mr.
Bryan will speak in West Virginia
on September 11, and in Michigan on
September 22 has not been deter
mined. Tho dates in Ohio wero an
nounced in Chicago about a week
MR. BRYAN AT SALEM
Mr. Bryan's visit to his old home
at Salem, 111., on August 26 was
marked by a hearty demonstration
of welcome. Despito the fact that
tho train arrived at 6:30 in tho
morning, there were 500 people
awaiting him at the depot, and the
streets wero lined with people. The
crowd was one of tho largest that
ever gathered in tho city. Mr.
Bryan's speech was non-partisan and
ho replied feelingly to tho expres
sions of friendship tendered him.
GEMS OP THOUGHT
Mr. Henry B. Damon, of Katonah,
N. Y., has published a little volume
(which can be had from him on ap
plication for 50 cents) entitled
"Gems of Thought." It is a little
volume of eighteen pages filled with
quotations from eminent writers.
Taste has been used in tho selec
tions and the thoughts presented are
of a fundamental character. A few
quotations will indicate this. "Study
only the best, for life is too short to
study everything." Bach. "The
highest results of a true education
aro conviction and ideals." Honry
C. King. "Charms strike tho sight,
but merit wins tho soul." Pope.
"Simplicity and plainness aro tho
soul of cloganco." Dickens. "Lit
orature is tho thoughts of thinking
souls." Carlylo. "Wo all perceive
that unless religion is converted into
terms of conduct, that holy thing
becomes a mockery." Francos Wil
lard. "To the receptive' soul tho
river of Ufo pausoth not, nor Is di
minished." Georgo Eliot. "Tho
truest teaching is living; and tho
primary philanthropy is to II vo a
good life. Edward Howard Griggs.
"Though wo travel tho world over to
find tho beautiful, wo must carry it
with us, or wo find it not." Emer
son. "Our reward Is In tho race
wo run, not In tho prize." Rogers.
"Beauty is tho mark God sets upon
virtue." Emerson. "Ono example
Ib worth a thousand arguments."
Gladstone. "Theso are three tests of
wise work: that it must bo honest,
useful and cheerful." Ruskln. "The
Sabbath is tho golden clasp which
binds together tho volume of tho
week." Longfellow. "Our llfo is
what our thoughts mako it." Mar
cus Aurolius. "No pleasure is com
parable to tho standing upon tho
vantage ground of truth." Bacon.
"Kindness is tho golden chain by
which society Is bound . together."
Goethe. "Tho perception of God as
activo in human life is the begin
ning of true religion." Barton.
ENDORSES DEMOCRATIC TICKET
Monday, August 31, the Central
Federated Union ol New York City,
the central organization of the New
York trades unions affiliated with tho
American Federation of Labor, en
dorsed the following resolution, in
troduced by the Elevator Conductors
and Millwrights Union:
"At a special meeting of the above
organization held on August 21,
1908, it was resolved that we pledge
our support to the president of the
American , Federation of labor and
the executive board of the same by
Mr. William Jennings Bryan
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