The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, December 03, 1909, Page 11, Image 11

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DECEMBER 3, 1909
The Commoner.
Mr. William Jennings Bryan. is a
fortunate individual. When ho re
calls the result of the late election,
he may not think so himself, but
there is no other way for a disinter
ested party to look at it.
He is today a very popular citizen
more popular, perhaps, than he
has ever been in his life, and he has
always been popular to some extent.
He 'is enjoying the best of health,
supreme peace of mind, and earning
an adequate remuneration for his
Had he been elected president of
the United States, it would require
a bodyguard of a thousand soldiers
to prevent his being torn limb from
limb.. He would be the most utterly
despised man on earth. He would
be reviled and ridiculed and de
nounced every hour in the day by
more than half the newspapers in
the land, and people everywhere
would be calling upon him to resign
his office.
Every man who is out of work
would, in a way, attribute it to
Bryan. The business firms who ex
pected prosperity to perch upon their
factories immediately after the elec
tion, would attribute the tardiness of
the return of prosperity to the influ
ence of Bryan. His most ardent ad
mirers would have to admit that if
Taft had been elected business would
be better.
Business is slowly but surely get
ting better, and this ought in no
sense to be considered a "calamity
howl." This country is not going to
the ddgs; prosperity is returning.
But It must be admitted that -pros-i
perity did not come back as rapidly
as it was believed It would, and that
it must' necessarily be some months
Until business, is asbrisk as it was
before the panic set in.
Nobody attributes the slow return
pi prosperity to the election of Mr,.,
Taft. But nearly everybody would'
have attributed similar conditions to
the election of Mr. Bryan had he
carried the country. Business would
have been no better under Mr. Bryan
than it has been under Mr. Taft, but
assuredly it would have .been worse.
Mr. Bryan would have been, power
less, with the present senate and
house of representatives, to bring
about any considerable reform. The
present status of business is in no
wise due to anything the president
has done or left undone, and if Mr.
Bryan had been elected he would up-,
questionably have called a special
session of congress to revise the
tariff. The same powerful interests
of. tariff barons would have brought
the same influence to bear upon the
same autocrats of the house and sen
ate, and even Mr. Bryan would like
ly have been unable to gain a single
point in legislation.
Those persons who know the in
iquity of the present tariff schedules
would have regaled him for not af
fording relief. Those persons who
favor the present exorbitant sched
'ujes would be denouncing him for
attempting to bring about a change.
There have been great reductions
of wages since the last election. Few
if any newspapers have attributed the
reductions directly to the election of
Mr. Taft. But had Mr. Bryan been
elected, every reduction of wages
would have been followed by scream
ing headlines reading, "How Do You
Like Bryanism, Mr. Workingman?"
So it looks, after all, that Provi
dence is very kind to Mr. Bryan.
The old, statement to the effect that
whom the gods would destroy they
first make mad, might be changed
to read, whom the gods would de
stroy they first elect president of the
United States at a time he is help
less, to bring about a reform. Day
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The clippings below tell the facts
about Tariff manipulation and
raised watch prices
This is to announce that the prices of
the high-grade Ingersoll-Trenton and the
low-priced Ingersoll watches have not
advanced and will not.
Although our output is over 12,000 watches
daily more than four times that of any other
product we did not join in the petition presented
jointly by practically every other American watch
factory asking for higher "protection" when the
revision was under consideration by the "Ways
and Means Committee of Congress.
Those factories got the higher tariff they asked for.
They have raised their prices. We ask no tariff favors.
It- costs us no more to make watches than formerly,
and we deem it business wisdom and fair play to the
public to cidhere to the prices and the policy of delivering
the utmost values possible which have built up the stu
pendous sales our watches now enjoy.
Our prices have always been published broadcast
and marked on every watch box. Others have no stand
ard price, they sell at different prices in different stores so
you cannot estimate their recent increase.
The Best 7-Jewel Watch
in solid
in 10-year
in 20-year
The "I-T" is patterned after and embodies every
essential feature of the most expensive American move
ments. Its movement is of the bridge-model construction
reserved by others for their highly-jeweled product. No
other popular-priced watch is made in this type.
It has 7-ruby, sapphire and garnet jewels, protecting
the points of principal wear and will give 20 years of service.
It has the compensating balance wheel, automatically
adjusting itself to changes of temperature; the micrometric
regulator permitting most precise adjustment and every
other characteristic of the best watches.
It is an exceedingly close timer. Very few watches
can equal it. In appearance it has no superior at any
price. People are accustomed to paying far more without
getting so good a watch.
Sold Only by Responsible Jeweler
The "I-T" watch can be handled only by jewelers competent
to regulate and repair it and who will sell it at the moderate prices
advertised by us. It is new now. Jewelers who have not yet put it
in stock or those who demand exorbitant profits, as well as those
whom we consider irresponsible as sales agents, may recommend
something else.
But in your own interest simply insist upon examining the
"I-T" side by side with what is offered.
Many jewelers display tho "I-T" in their windows.
If not locally obtainable sent prepaid by us. Our booklet
" How to Judge a Watch " is a complete explanation of watch con
struction, which every man should understand, mailed free with names
of local jewelers who sell the "I-T."
Tlic Ingersoll watches from $1.00 to $2.00 are sold by
60,000 dealers throughout the country,
Robt. H. Ingersoll & Bro.
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