The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, March 03, 1911, Page 4, Image 4

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The Commoner.
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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Neb.
Now times demand new measures and new men;
Tho world advances and in tlmo -outgrows
Tho laws that in our fathers day were best;
And, doubtless, after us some purer scheme
Will bo shaped out by wiser men than we,
Made wiser by tho steady growth of truth.
Tho tlmo is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change;
Then lot it come; I have no dread of what
Ib called for by the instinct of mankind.
Nor think . that God'B world would fall apart
Bocauso we tear a parchment moro or less
Truth is eternal, but her effluence,
With endless chango, is fitted to the hour;
Her mirror is turned forward,, to reflect
Tho promise of tho future, not the past. '
By James Russell Lowell.
P. B. Gordon, Decatur, Nob. I renew
my subscription to The Commoner and
. whenever i can forward tho cause I shall
$?duln J?e5 subscriptions for- other parties.
I believe that if we could get the republicans
tp read The Commoner many would change
their minds. b
.0. E. Layman, Troutville, Va.It will
bo a pleasure in the future, as in the
past, to co-operate with you in keeping tho
voters in this section fully posted and on the
al bave always been an ardent admirer
of Mr. Bryan and at all times ready to rende?
him any assistance in my power. It will, there
fore, be a great pleasure to me to send you a
subscription list in tho future. The Commoner
Is certainly doing a great work and It is a pity
that it cannot be placed in the hands of ever?
voter in tho United States.
J. W. Dumas, Fresno, Cal.It will bo a
pleasure to mo to obtain any and as rnnnt
?oUrb8CmertB ? Co' a posS J d(in spare moments, fir
I , know tho only way in which to win is
to get the people educated, but the trouble has
been and is yet, to get the people or the VotJS
&&sr- wm a you 2 &
"If the Democratic Party is to be Successful in 1912 th
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Candidate Must lot W ear me vv au oueei uaoei
nt..innnU rUn Tntinnrtf 9f,"As Vfl SOW.
so shall yo reap." In 18 9 G the leaders of tho
republican party sowed political corruption
throughout tho United States and especially in
Ohio. Tho vote sellers in Adams county are
reaping the whirlwinds of disfranchisement from
the hand of that upright, honest patriot, Judge
Blair. In 1896 William J. Bryan carried the
state of Ohio at least by 25,000 votes, but they
wero not counted for him. That great political
corrupt campaign fund that was raised by tho
national republican chairman in 1896 that Law
son spoke of, a large portion of it was spent
in the state of Ohio for the purpose of bribing
election officials and buying votes to defeat Mr.
Bryan. At that time I called the attention of
tho people in our state to the fact that the
methods used In tho campaign of 1896 and 1900
wero so corrupt, that It would only bo a few
years until thousands of votes of the state of
Ohio would be bought by the highest bidder and
become as open as an auction sale. As time de
veloped tho truth of my assertion has been
verified. In 1896, 1900 and 1908 money was
lavishly spent to defeat William J. Bryan for
After the death of the national chairman,
tho republican party, especially in JOhio, was
left without a guiding hand. The interests
which had been so intelligently manipulating
matters, seemed to comprehend the importance
of holding the gigantic political trust (the re
publican party) together. However a few sparks
of insurgency had been ignited in the republi
can ranch, and now that the great force which
had guided the party so successfully was no
more, the sentiment of Insurgency began to as
sert itself, hence many leaders, schemers and
advisers appeared on the scene. In 1905 It
was apparent to all well posted people that
Myron T. Herrick would bo defeated for gov
ernor. The forces which at that time were
working for his defeat, were the saloon league,
the temperance league, and the race horse
league. In other words, Mr. Herrick Incurred
the enmity of every saloon man, and all of
the friends of the temperance league, and every
man who owned a race track or a race horse,
because he would not submit to their faction
trying to dictate to him.
. About this time the interests wnich had here
tofore controlled and contributed to the repub
lican party began to drift to the democratic
party, and instead of the republican party hav
ing a large campaign fund, as they had had
heretofore from 1895 to the present time, the
republican party has suffered for a' lack of funds
to carry on corrupt campaigns. They did not
have the necessary corrupt funds hence the
changing of the political conditions. If reports
are true the democratic party in Ohio no longer
suffers from a financial depression. The state
party for the past six years has been abundantly
supplied with ready funds to carry on an ag
gressive campaign to meet the demands
Thousands of voters refused to see any good
in voting as they formerly had done, when there
was nothing in a personal way offered them.
Since 1896 the republicans have not had the cam
paign fund they were formerly used to receiv
ing, hence the loss of tho state. When Brvan
Woiiho frlendB c?ntroM the situation the
Wall Street crowd and the interests realized
that it was no use to apply. The state of Ohio
ever since 1896 has been purchasable or at
least enough votes could be purchased to decide
any important election, and for the past few
years fee republicans not having the necessar
funds to pass around to the voters E 2
Ohio with the exception of the Sn Jf
when the Interests Swung to the republican nartv
again for president. It would aeem ttaf 5S
democratic party is now abundantly suppl ed
SLfiK? at t,m S Tr
In 1896, when Hon. Daniel McCmwnin
state chairman, the state ZnmS le E8
committee in Ohio had L less than ? "nnn?11
duct their campaign In fa V.M0? t0 Con"
cratic campalgS Smmttte wit th?6 dm
of one state election bS been V ex,ce,ptIon
from 1896 up to the year S Tn of funds
tho whooia nf m" Jr iJ.uV and from loon
hn :? :1'",""! "nanciai prosperity wl
been amply oiled with ArnrmT prosPerity have
with the JtSoiT'ot STKM.
i an lor presiuent. However it i . Iyan
fact that the state 1&Z
that vear and the national ticket was Wont,i
by a large plurality. 1 had the honor of as
sisting the national executive committee in
raising the campaign fund in 1896, 1900 and
also in 1904. Every man who assisted in rais
ing the campaign fund knows just how difficult
it was to secure funds. We had to raise a fund
from the dollar contributors and the men of
small means. I found invariably where the
large interests were concerned; all that claimed
to be democratic were opposed to Mr. Bryan's
financial views and refused to contribute and
also opposed a revision of the taTiff. If i
could have been in a position to promise an
increase in tariff, instead of a reduction, whero
I raised dollarB I could have raised hundreds.
If I could have been in a position to promise
that our party would be in favor of class legis
lation for the interests I could have secured
thousands of dollars where I did not get a cent.
I have been in a' position to know the sources
from which the campaign fund came and those
who contributed. Some of my friends who as
sisted me in gathering funds have, in the past
few days, advised me of the great difference
and sentiment that now exist and then existed.
I am informed that the interests that heretofore
have refused to assist the democratic party aro
perfectly willing and anxious to assist and con
tribute providing the Bryan democrats can be
eliminated from the councils of the party.
The actions of the insurgents and the con
gressmen seemed to have frightened the large
interests and they are now willing to become
tho great and good friend to the democratic
party, providing they can be placed at the
head of the party and in control of the men who
voted for Palmer and Buckner, who bolted the
ticket in 1896 and 1900. If intelligence and
honesty is to guide the democratic party, and
if the warning of the actions of the republican
party and the vote that was cast in 1904, they
will not sow the political Wall Street winds
and be guided by the hand of J. Plerpont Mor
gan and his gang. The Interests no longer be
come frightened by reason of recent democratic
victories. It seems that the interests have grown
tired of a party that harbors such men as Presi
dent Roosevelt, Senator LaFollette, Senator
Beveridge and Senator Cumniins and hundreds
of others and are now pleasantly associating
with the democratic party with the old repub
lican brand stamped upon it. If the democratic
party is to be victorious in 1912 the candidate
must not wear the label of J. Plerpont Morgan
and the Wall Street gang.
(From the Aberdeen (S. D.) Democrat.
Whether or not William J. Bryan is ever
elected to the presidency or to any other posi
tion of political preferment, his name is bound
to go down in history as that of a great states
maAn,nd PatrIot of the highest character.
Although thrice defeated for the presidency
through the corrupt Use of money, and tho
inM?nc.e,s of a serviIe Dress. has had the .
satisfaction of seeing nearly every political
theory advocated by him either verified by the
apse of time or endorsed directly or indirectly
by his enemies.
tflB fiFst 6reat speech that attracted nation
Sn innt!?n waB delvored seventeen years
ESniJi he,wa a member of congress, in
Zn1 a reduction the tariff, and he has
adSi?untry declare ,n a manner which
duSion certainty, in favor of such re-
voSm?n G position to 1896 that an increased
lr? 52monie7 was necessary to an advance
SdDff?S aiu' and PrIc8 of commodities,
roeeebU X p e fatIsfaction of reading the
ErnlPr!sldent Taft Senator Lodge and
hav atMhnSS? PUVcan leaders wheren
increaSr. nff th? hIeh cost o UTta to tho
ttelref 2& Paction, by way of Shielding
In ?Sqr rifl measure the Payne-Aldrich bill.
OToduPHnn 2? ?? dreame that a phenomenal
all stud2ntfl0fn?0ld ?uld ta Place, but nearly
thnt Si ntB l Plit,cal economy were agreed
of olmiaSn?1 e6d0d an inweiod volume
be Dr!?fi.medillIn' and vtetoer it should
issue at Wnw01!?11 free colnaS silver, tb0
other monrfn T tender treasury notes or by some
dary cSlVoT reded by many as of secon
cotaaS nJ SiaUo?- Mr Bl'yan vored the free
of th! oon wibecausG !t had een the monex
or the constitution and had always been at