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I he Commoner.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
VOL. 12, NO. 44
Lincoln, Nebraska, November 8, 1912
Whole Number 616
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CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT-ELECT WILSON
At 10 o'clock election night Mr. Bryan sent the following congratulatory message to Governor Wilson:
"I most heartily congratulate you and the country upon your election. Your splendid campaign has borne fruit
in creat victory. I am sure your administration will prove a blessing to the country and a source of strength to our
party. ' W-J- BRYAN'
that Nobraska, the city of Lincoln and thejprs
cliict' In which 1 live, aUgtYeplur<tlcs, 'for
Mr. Wilson,' ' '
THE i012 BIRD ADORNS THE
A DEMOORATIO LANDSLDDE
It. was a democratic landslide. Of 53J. elcc-
What kind, of a rooster?
A democratlo rooster.
What is it doing?
It is crowing.
Is it crowing loudly?
Yes, very loud.
How long lias it been waiting to crow?
How long will it crow?
For a long time.
Do you feel like crowing?
Well, crow. Crow loudly and often.
We all have a -good reason for crowing.
Wilson and Marshall Win
As The Commoner goes to press on Wednesday
morning, tho returns are not sufficiently com
plete to permit an analysis, but the election of
Wilson and Marshall is conceded by both Presi
dent Taft and ex-President Roosevelt. The vic
tory is a sweeping one. In the next Ibsuo of
The Commoner tho returns will be discussed and
analyzed, but this issue of The Commoner was
delayed for a day in order that the result might
be announced to tho readers. This announce
ment, of course, will not be news, for every
reader of The Commoner Is doubtless aware at
this time that the country has voted a change,
but The Commoner takes pleasure in congratu
lating its readers upon their part in the victory.
It has been' a long fight and a hard one, but the
end has come at last, and the enemy is over
thrown. Governor Wilson has made a splendid cam
paign; he has shown great discretion In act and
utterance, and greatly strengthened himself with
the country. Governor Marshall has played a
brilliant part In the campaign and greatly aided
by his speeches. It is a great triumph and
means much to the country. It looks now as if
the senate would be democratic and the house
also, and with these three dep i 'raents of th
government working harmoniously it ought not
only to be possible to put the government in the
hands of the people but to make laws to prevent
it from being taken from them again. Let overy
democratic heart rejoice. If hope deferred
maketh the heart sick, democratic hopes at
last realized ought to make us all happy.
torallriaUttWlitecmaTidMarhall will have? at
Associated Press reports Indicate that Wilson
carried Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado,
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, In
diana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Mississippi, Wisconsin, New York,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Okla
homa, New Mexico, Missouri, West Virginia, New
Jersey, Nebraska, Montana, Nevada, North Caro
lina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island.
Roosevelt carried Illinois, Pennsylvania, Min
nesota, 'Iowa, South Dakota, Washington..
Taft carried Idaho, Utah, probably New Hamp
Wilson will have more than 400 electoral
votes, Roosevelt something like 100, Taft some
thing like 16.
Mr. Bryan left Falrview about 9 o'clock in tho
evening and went to the Lindell hotel at Lincoln
where the returns wero being road. Ho was
called upon for a speech and as he took his
place on the stairway he wore an expansive smile
and some one shouted: "The smile that won't
Mr. Bryan said: "As a religious hymn has
been brought into the campaign by one of the
parties, I think that I am justified in using tho
lines of another hymn to express my feelings:
'This Is the day I long have sought and mourned
because I found it not'
"I am happier than Governor Wilson, for his
joy Is repressed by a sense of responsibility,
while I am happy and free. My confidence in
Governor Wilson has grown with acquaintance
and I feel sure that he will live up to the ex
pectations which his campaign has excited.
"I have confidence In him because I believe
he listens to his conscience. I have little faith
in a man who does right only because he thinks
he is being watched. He must have a Btrongor
motive than that He must do right because he
can not live with himself unless he does.
"Mr. Wilson is free to be a people's president,
and I have no doubt that he will so conduct his
administration as to command the approval of
the country. My joy is Increased by the fact
"THIS IS THE DAY I LONG HAVE
SOUGHT AND MOURNED BECAUSE I
FOUND IT fNOT."-7-Mr Bryan, on hear
ing of" Wilson's victory. '
0 fe' & & te fe GJ &:) 0
It seems that in Nebraska Governor WHsox
will have in the neighborhood of 35,000 plur
ality, Roosevelt running second and Taft third.
Moorehead, democratic candidate for governor
is elected. Tho senatorial election is in doubt
Democrats elected thrco congressmen, republi
cans two, with one in doubt.
William Sulzor was elected governor of Now
York, by a plurality of 175,000; Hedges, repub
lican candidate, ran second; with Straus, Roose
velt candidate, running about 15,000 behind
Democratic membership in the lower house of
congress has been very largely increased, the
gain being at least 24 over the number in th
present congress. 'The senate likewise Is prob
Undo Joe Cannon was defeated for re-election
for congress by Frank T. O'Halr.
Governor Wilson did not go to bed as pre
dicted before learning tho result. He received
tho returns with a party of friends and ho was
Grovor L. Johnson, father of Hiram W. John
son, tho Roosevelt candidate for vice president,
voted for Governor Wilson. Ho said ho had a
high opinion of his son but that Hiram was on
tho wrong sido of tho fence.
Victor Berger, tho only socialist congressman,
was defeated for re-election by William H. Staf
Champ Cark was re-elected to congress.
Although Berger, the socialist ongressman,
was defeated, there was a general increase In ths
socialist vote throughout the country.
Governor Wilson not only carried his ow
state, New Jersey, by a largo majority, but car
ried also tho states of his opponents, the state of
his own running mate, Indiana, and the state of
Colonel Roosevelt's running mate, California.
Control of the legislature in New Jersey gives
tho democrats the choice of Governor Wilson's
successor in tho gubernatorial chair, and ths
choice of William Hughes to succeed Senator
Mr. Bryan, just before midnight, sent a mes
sage to Governor Marshall of Indiana, the party's
candidate for vice president. He said: "Accept
my hearty congratulations upon your election.
It is a great victory and you have played an Important-part
In making the campaign a succsss."
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