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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1908)
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CHARLES W. BRYAN, PUBLISHER
VOL. 8, NO. 43
Lincoln, Nebraska, November 6, 1908
Whole Number 407
TAFT AND SHERMAN
"William H. Taft has been elected president
and James J. Sherman has been elected vice
At the time The Commoner goes to press
the returns are incomplete, but the Indications
are that Mr. Taft has carried the Ne- England
states, New York; Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan,
Wisconsin, New Jersey, Minnesota, Iowa, Kan
sas, South Dakota, North Dakota, California,
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Delaware, Illinois,
PJainly, Mr. Bryan received thousands of
'republican votes in every section of the country
but he lost heavily in many of the larger cities,
the democratic vote being cut into in a surpris
ing and unprecedented manner.
In Nebraska, the democrats had a pro
nounced victory. Mr. Bryan carried the state
by, perhaps, 15,000. He carried Lancaster
county (the county in liich" his homo is locat
ed) by about 1,300; Lancaster is normally re
publican by 3;000. He carried the city of Lin-coln-'by
about 837; Lincoln is normally: repub
lican byl600. He carried Normal precinct, the
precinct in which his home is located', by a vote
of more than two to one, although Norma) is a
i.xonublican precinct. Mr. Shallenberger, the
democratic, nominee for ' governoi inNcbraskaj4
vas elected and with. him the entire democratic
stato ticket; , ' . . . "',:
The indications are that the democrats havo
elected five out of the six candidates for con
' gress in Nebraska. In the First district John A,
Ma'guire 'defeated Ernest C. Pollard, present
congressman. In the Second district Congress
man Hitchcock was re-elected. In the Third
district, James P. Latta defeated congressman
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LET THE GOOD FI&HT GO ON:'
MR. BRYAN AT CHICAGO
Boyd. In the Fourth district Congressman Hinr
shaw (rep.) claims re-election. In the Fifth
district Fred W. Ash ton defeated Congressman
Morris. In the Sixth district W. H. Wcstover
defeated Congressman Kinkaid.
The state ticket elected in Nebraska is as
For governor, A. C. Shallenberger.
For lieutenant governor, E. O. Garrett.
For secretary of state, A. T. Gatewood.
For auditor of public accounts, W. B. Price.
For state treasurer, Clarence Mackey. -.
For superintendent of public instruction, N.
For attorney general, H. B. Fleharty.
For commissioner of public lands and build
ings, W. .B. Eastham.
' For" railroad commissioner, W. II. Cowgill.
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MR. BRYAN ON THE ELECTION
.- ; .Jfrt ' Bryan's'cominents upon -the recent, elec
tion will be reserved for the next Issue of The
Commoner. - -
A BELATED HONOR
Virginia has just unveiled a monument to
John Smith. This tardy recognition of the
founder of the American Smith family in
no wise adds to the ripe fame of the great
pioneer who was brave enough to face every
known danger save that which lurked in the
demure eyes of Priscilla Mullins. Captain John
was neither the first nor the last of his sex to
quail before a woman's smile.
At the banquet given October 7 to Messrs.
Taft and Bryan by tho Chicago Association of
Commerce, -Mr. Bryan spoke as follows:
"Mr. Chairman, Judge Taft and Gentlemen:
I appreciate the honor of being present on this
occasion. I appreciate the generous words of
the chairman In Introducing me to you. I think
that it is a good omen when wo can lay aside,
partisan feeling on an occasion like this and for
getting the things that separate us, remember
the things that are more numerous and more
important that unite us in the bonds of common
citizenship. I think I can see signs of progress
in politics. When I first began to run for presi
dent (laughter) there were no occasions of this
kind. I think I note a larger charity, a broader
liberality and a more kindly feeling than has
sometimes prevailed in the past. Here the chair
man of the representative committees are will
ing, even in the heat of a campaign, to pause
for a moment in the giving out of estimates.
Hero the treasurers of the respective commit
tees suspend for a moment the Investigation of
business conditions of those who send in checks.
And here, 'two distinguished' citizens at large
meet, both uncertain as to which will win. Wo
shall .carry away delightful recollections of this
occasion, for whatever tho" election may show,
we may remember one occasion when wo were
treated with equal consideration.
"I am glad to meet at this board one who
has been honored by his party with leadership
in a great campaign. I am glad to testify to
my appreciation of his abilities and his virtues.
If I am successful, the victory will be the great
er to have won from such, and if I am defeated,
the sorrow will be less to have been defeated
"I esteem it an honor to bo a guest of this
club in this city. This Is the city in which
I studied for two years when I was. preparing
for the law. I am better acquainted with Chi
cago than with any other city, and no one re
siding within its borders has a larger faith in its
future than I have. I am honored to bo the
guest of a commercial association, for 1 recog
nlzo tho Importance of commerce.
"Commerce is the second step in matorlal
progress. First, it was production, and then
exchange. Without exchange production loses
much of its value. Those who produce need
commerce, and commerce can not exist without
production. Commerce is a great moulding
force in the world. Commerce has contributed
enormously to the world's progress and to man
kind's well being. Every step in tho develop
ment of commerce Is an upward step. Com
merce is today extending its influence through
out the world and binding people together as
they were never before bound. Compare tho
possibilities of trade with the possibilities of a
few centuries ago and we will see in tho future
tho differences. Whenever inventions of Impor
tance have been heralded, some ono Is ready to
exclaim that it will deprive somebody of em
ployment, and -sometimes the labor-gavln ma
chine is coridemned because it enables a' few to
do what it" required many to do in tho same
length 'of time; but tho labor-saving machine
is rather a labor multiplying machine.
"The corporation is a step In advance. It
enables people to do together what people could
not do alone. It relieves those who co-operate
from the embarrassments of partisanships and
it substitutes larger operations and thus facili
tates the work of exporting and no one who
has estimated with intelligence the usefulness
of the corporation will for one moment think
of destroying the power that the corporation
gives for co-operative efforts.
"Society in accepting the corporation as an
established fact, is proceeding to enact such
laws as may be necessary to make tho corpora
tions serve the purpose for which they were ere-'
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