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of. trade is. illustrated by the automatic, un
scrambling of our industrial eggs.
"That ho was right in demanding govern
mental regulation of the railroads no one denies,
nor does any man question that if this restraint
had not been exercised, a vast majority of the
railroad systems would today be in the hands
of receivers. Not only do these corporations
now admit the fundamental justice and the
economic wisdPm of tho plan, but they endorse
the suggestion of our great president that the
government shall control the issuance of all
securities made by railroad companies.
"This has been a real contribution to our
people. It vindicates the faith oC our fathers
in a republican form of government aiid silences
the misgivings of those, who question the wisdom
of popular government in dealing with-the prob
lems industrial -and social of tho greatest
dominion in. all tho world. Tho lovo and affec
tion which you bear for Mr. Bryan as bis neigh
bors, grew out of your appreciation of the virtues
of the mah as you know them at close hand;
the confidence of tho country comes from a
better understanding of his patriotism and .his
"That ho has been entirely unselfish, in his
devotion to the right is manifested by the .rare
loyalty and. cooperation which he is giving to
our president the greatest since Lincoln' the
man- whose singleness of purpose, whose un
faltering courage and whose lofty devotion to
duty grew out' of tho single circumstance that
he is a free man, and believes in the progressive
principles ofdemocracy, revived and restored by
EX-GOVERNOR FOLK'S SPEECH
Fprrner Governor Folk of Missouri, now chief
counsel of tho interstate commerce commission,
spqko in part a'3 follows:
"The best sermons today are political speeches
and could be preached from the stump as well as
from the pulpit; the best political speeches are
sermons and could be. uttered from the pulpit as
well as from' the stump. The statesman of -today
Is advocating living, vital Christianity and
the' divine' is "preaching the gospel of a irew
democracy. This hew democracy 'is 'a religion
of brotherhood among nUen; a religion that says
"thou 'Shalt tiot lie;' thou shalt not steal'"; a
religion' which demands more of the Golden 'Rule
in government and in our daily lives. It would
' have' all unite in enforcing the laws and in
counteracting any attempt to defy them. . It
would not a'rray' class' against -class, but 'would
preserve the fights of all by causing each to 're
spect the rights of the other. It would not at
tack wealth in itself but would wage unending
war against the c'on'ditiohs which create" poverty;
it would protect "'prtiperty rights but 'would
recognize the fact that property rights should
never be inconsistent with human rights. It
. would-assail notmen but the evil that men do,
and would seekasa remedy for existing -wrongs
not less government by the people but more gov
ernment by th peqple; not mpre money but
more manhopld.;,.no.t mpre cunning but.rn.ore con
science. It wpiild hasten the coming of.tb.e day
when liberty ,and, justice, .shall reign supremp.and
each man's. gppd,hall be all men'fl a'm, . , ,
"The, pne man,.who, has, .done more , than ; any
other, to .awaken ,. the ,consqience.,of. the na.tjon
Js he in whose nam,e we .meet tonight. p, has
been the gr.ea,t, moral, teacher of this generation
arid his powr. for. good will be Jfelt.as long, as
time shall, Jast.. He now s.its at the 'right hand
of the .greatest president the. republic .has had
since the civil war. Together they are waging
the battle of the'coniihon man to give to each
man an equal bppbrttiriity to liye and labor and
to enjoy the fruits of" honest toil,
"The awakening of industry has alteady cPm
menced, arid' the country will soon enter .upon a
period of genuine, prosperity such as it has npver
known beforp. ( It will differ from the prosperity
of ten years ago,' in that it will be the prosperity
of the average man instead of 'the' specially
favored few1., (The 'day has gone when many
millions can, be' filched from the public to enrich
dome Individual .through watering, f. the stock of
a public service corporation. , ' '
"The day 'is dawning when $ach man will 'be
given the equal opportunity in life's 'battle that
"belongs ;to him. The' new prbsperity will not
Test Upon privHejge' to a" few but upon denial of
privilege to any. r If will be a recognition of the
' Idea that it 'la better for all' the people to be
prosperous than for" few to be over rich. '
... "Woodrow-Wilson- has. been president just a
year, and his administration-" has been- un
parallelled In achievements for the common good.
Ho has taken the graft out of tho tariff. The
incomo tax and the election of United States sen
ators by tho people have become achieved re
forms during his administration. Tho currency
system has been remodeled upon a safe and
elastic basis whereby the nation has boen saved
from tho domination of a few money-mad
financiers. This is the first currency bill enacted
in this country in the interest of the public and
will, I bcliovq, operate for the welfare of all.
"While much has been accomplished, there is
a great deal more to be done. Before another
year it will bo just as great a crime to plunder
the public through a corporation as it is now to
personally rob an individual. There will be In
dividual respons'billty oh the, part of those who
operate corporations for tho acts of the corpora
tion, The trusts will bo suppressed by such
methods as will cause no shock to fair business
by reason of tpo violent changes from the un
natural', conditions that have grown up under a
monopoly fostering system. Monopoly will be
uprootcdt in tho Wilson way, quietly, .firmly,
honestly and without injury to the innocent and
"A presidential primary law will be enacted
whereby .the people will be. able to select their
own noniinees without the intervention of con
ventions. "In Jijs efforts for the public good the presi
dent has behind him the American people more
solidly than any other president has had since
the beginning of tho republic. Under his cap
taincy the people are beginning to appreciate
the full meaning of democracy, and the, party
standing for these ideals will have the approval
of the American voters indefinitely."
A lyiESSAGE TO MR. BRYAN
Immediately following the banquet there was
a message of greeting offered by W H. Thomp
son, democratic state chairman, in the form of
a resolution to tho banqueters. Mr. Thompson
put the motion himself and it was carried unani
mously by a rising vote. The message is as
. . "A thousand of. your unofficial friends, guests
tonight at the annual banquet of the club. which
bears your honored name, add to the official
greeting of the Lincoln Bryan club their own
glad feflcitations on occasion of your fifty-fourth
"Under the charm of the eloquence of the
. brave Governor Cox of Ohio, thq sterling Folk
of Missouri, the, chivalrous Senatpr Robinson of
Arkansas, arid the sturdy Governor Morehead of
Nebraska, qiir hearts have been warmed and our
hopes made. strong for battles yet to be fought
under the banner of . principle made dear to
millions' of Americans by .your own intelligent
and. eloquent advocacy.
. "'Distance .has not dimmed the lustre of your
. personality in the, homes and hearts of Ne
braska, ns, nor has. "the touch of- a world's cold
diplomacy served. to chill your own warm loyalty
to the cause of truth and honor.
"We tender our .tribute, of jespect, confidence
and love, and bid you Godspeed upon your path
way, whose goal is the peace of nations and wel
- faro of. humanity," ,
Circulating the commoner
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Tho following .friends have, joined in the plan
- .as outlined ompago.ll for the purpose of circu
lating rTho Commoner among the .voters Jn their
districts, and have ordered subscription cards in
number aa follows: -
. L J. Holland., Neb.f 5; Gratton W. Earnest,
Wis., 10;D. J. Mclnnisy Wash., 10; D..L. Beem,
Okla., 10; Jas. Johnston, 111., 10; C. R. Bachelder,
. N". Hamp., 10; Thos. (Lumley, HI., 10; C. S. Eng
ler, S." Dak.',' 5; S. G., Northfield, N., Dak., 5;
"B. A- Hickman, 10; S. H. Adams,, Minn., 5;
Arthur R. Noyes, Neb., 5; Joseph Bishop, Ohio,
B;El S. Ctepp, Kans., 5; A. Ai'tken, Kans., 5;
Pat tWalsh;, Neb.', 15; .Shprman Law, W, Va 5;
JV T.f Samuel, ,Wash.,( 5; Geo. .W-' Coleman, Okla,,
5; John Harney, Wyo., 5f R. W. Ames, Mont.,
5; Geo. RhooVMtfrit.,'; Samuel Miiler, Wash.,
' 5; Isaac N. West, Ia'.lO; C. E. Rogers, 111,,, 5;
I. G. Alexander, Neb., 5; John Hafhey, "Wyo., 5;
Eugene Hall, Wash., 10; Jphu Backus, S. Dak.,
10; G. E. Menke, N. Dak., S; Bayard Taylor,
- Ind., 5; J. C. Lloyd, 111., G; A. A. PaUl, Calif., 5;
Geo. W. Cornell, Okla.', 25; D. G. Dawson, Okla.,
10; S. F. Erfcine, Neb., 15; R. W. Starr, Wash.,
10; Jeff Green, Wash., 5; G. R. Dick, Wash., 5;
J. B: Gambill, Texas; 5; E. C. Mower, Ohio, 5; E.
03. Davis, Neb1., 5;' JiR.rOrrock Wash., 5; G. W.
Storts, Okla.,5;-M. ?v -Griffin, Wis.; 10; Wmv G.
-Melchiorseu, Neb, '20-;' C.'H. Wells, 111., -6; W. T.
Shrout, Ind., 5; P. Wlechering, N. Y., 5;
D. S. Ilustcd,
E. M. Rujnk,
F, W. Lorey,
10: Sherman S. Momand, N. T., 4i;. w.
. Goozoe. N. Dak.. 5: .las. B. Kelsler. Md.. G;
W. Hayes, Wis., 5; J. G. Porter, Neb' 5: .John
ig, Wis., 5; R. G. Richardson, Ark:,' 10;" JY.O.
iald, Iowa, 5; J. D. Wiristed, N.. Car., .10;
Holland P. Myers, N. Dak., 10; A. H. Evantf, III.,
.5; Thos. J. Benson, 111., B; C. A. Johnson, Okla.,
5; D. F. Coo, Kans., 5; V. L. Vandivor, Okla.,
10; C. A. Canady, Ind., G; E. W. Denton, Ky.,5;
Thos. Taylor, Ky., 10; P. C. Jenkins, Ky., 5;
O. II. Hagonoy, Ohio, 5; W. II. Palmer, Ohio, 5;
Jno. Grant, Willis, Okla., 5; S. II. Nowman, Tex.,
20; Chas. A. Gassett, Pa., 5; W. J. Elliott, N.
Dak., 10; C. O. Ho Ufa, N. Dak., G;
Ohio, G; Jno. Yokom, N. Dak., G;
N. Dak., G; W. B. Hunt, Ala., G;
Tex., 10; F. II. Davis, 111., G; C.
Mich., 5; p Madison Carlock, Mo.,, .IG; . Win.
Enloe, Mo.. ,5; Chas. J. Mulllkon, 111., 20; Perry
Foster, Neb., 10; Oman J. Six, Ind., 5; .J. B.
Illllors Neb., 5; Wm. Enloe, Mo., 1G; Henry
Jacot, Ohio, 3 0; II. S. Case, Ind., 25; C Earnest,
Kans, 5; J. S. Elmore, Wash., G; Frank Myers,
111., 5; Jas. Doets, Okla., G; Moses LanU?S.
Dak., 5; Hoy Do Armond, Ind., G; L, M., tan-well,
H. A. Noe. Mo.. G: JutiIuh II. Wood. Colo.. G:
Bowen F. Scouten, Mich., 10; Emery T. Fuller,
Va., 15; I. A. Calvert, Ky., G; Wm. Harm, Jr.,
Ohio, G; Fred Jungo, N. Dak., G; C. L. Reynolds,
Neb., G; C. F. Champ, W. Va., G; Jno. TVBhrfoVd,
111., 5;1 J, A. Sutton, Calif., 5; P. S. Lunde, N.
Dak. 10; E. S. Russell, Calif, 5; Aug. Huoke
steln, Ore., 5; V. L. Pcnland, Calif., 20; ST. H.
Allison, Ohio, 10; Alvin Morley, Mich., 10; Wm.
G, Maher, 111., 2G; Wm. H. Welsh, Mich., 10; R.
B. Brower, Mich., 5; Percy D. Edsall, Mich,, 5;
J. A; Simmons, Ore., G; John M. Zlessler, Ohio,
G; J. M. Fager, Minn., G; E. E. Caanan, Mhln.,
G; B. O. Thompson, Minn., 5; Geo. W. Champlin,
Minn., 5; F. S. Myers, Ore., 10; V. E. Wilson,
Neb., 25; Dr. 'W. S. Mott, Ore., 30; Ella U.
Barber, Calif, 10; Geo. W. Healy, Ore., 10; W.
T. Lewis, Mich., G; J. D. Winstead, N. Car., G;
S. M. Pearce, Calif., G; D. G. Nunneley, Calif.,
5; W. T. Stone, Minn., 25; A. Anderson, Mfnn.,
10; Chas. F. Baker, Calif. 5; R. R. Christie,
Calif,, 25; p. W. S. Dilley, Ohio, 10; W. S.tWin
ana, Calif., 5; Jno. M. Phillips, Wash., 10; R. S.
Gregory, Calif., 5; E. E. Phipps, Ore., G; O, F.
Trelut, Calif., 6; Philip W. Brooks, Calif., 3.0;
L. Dell, Ore., G; Wm. Brown, 111., 25; Sidney M.
Cuthbertson, Calif, 15; Thos. B. Powell, 111., G;
Jay, La Due, Minn., 15; Geo. C. Huntington,
Minn,, 15; Frank L. Stewart, Wis., G; Jas. A.
Lewis, Calif., G; J. C Conine, Calif., 0; R. D.
Sanders, Calif., 10; R. B. Brown, Calif., '10;. D.
W. Hunt, CalJf.,-5;. A. J. Christian, Kan., .5;
Henry L. Bowlly, Ore., 10; W. H. Wnt'eres,
Calif., 5 ; S. R. Linsley, Okla., 5 ; Wm. Q.. Carroll,
111., 5; Aug. Loeper, Minn., 5; J. II. Mi,ller, S.
Dak., 10; W. M. Corder, Neb., G; Wm..A. Wood,
Mich., 30; Mrs. Silas Toms, Calif., 10; T. M.
Storke, Calif., 10; J. J. Coonej', Mich,, 25; Wm.
H. Miller, Mich., 5; A. L. Sword, Mich., G; Dolph
S. Bassott, Calif., 5; C. C. Bitner, Calif.,. 5r
Tho followirig named friends hav.e v signed
pledges and subscribed the sums opp.08,lte"threir
names for the purpose of placing The'Commo'ner
. in the hands of doubtful voters in close .con
gressional districts:' ' ',
Henry Hoppe, dhlo, $2; John McGraw; N.
Dak., $5; Rev. Francis Parker, N. Hj, $1; A.
Hess, Pa., $1; H. H. Schnebly, Neb-:,-'$l,J 3V'G.
"Hill; Ind., $4; Chas. H. Goddard, Ohio, SoGeo.
E. Sage, Ind., $1.20; R. Q. Baker, Flaj -?4?40;
Henry Hoppy, Ohio, $1; John Smith, S. Dak., 41 J
Andrew Ostrora, la., ?1; Mrs. W. C. Preflc6tt,
111., $3; J. A. Sraedley, Ky., $5; David DCorn,
Ind., $1; Dr. R. Damerell, Neb., 5; Gvl Shnm
way, Neb., $5; Will E. Stoke, Kans., $S; Geo.
Drewfy, 111., $3; J. W. Talley, N. Dak,, $3;
- Andriis P. Tracht, Ohio, $3; D. Ress,-Nebr; ,?5;
W. C. Graves, Calif., $5; Frank J. Taylor, vtfeb.,
$15; S. M. Pearce, Calif., $1; G. B.'McIntyre,
Mich., $1; Wm. Brown, Jr., 111. $14; J. C.
Culkins, Mich., $2; Curtis Rowen, Minn.; $1;
H. A. Leok, Minn., $5; Jas. E.Denison, Conn.,
$3; I. J. Dunn, Neb., $8; Jas. A: Lewis, Calif.,
$1; J, A; Davidson, Calif $1; W. W.Orr, Calif.,
$1; Ezra 0 Norris, Mich., $1; T. JsMulufc311,
Ohio, $5; T. h Loughiin, Ore., $5; M. Jrippin,
Wis., $3; W. Hv Graham, 111., $3,- E. E. Davis,
Neb., $1; Alex Richardson, Wis., $3; Jafc,E.
Denlson, -Conn. $3; N. M. Marvel, N. Dak., $3;
J. H. Taylor, Wiar, $1; F. Frederick, S. Dak., $1;
Wm. plinger, Colo., $3; Andrew Lareen, Okla.,
$5; Ralph A. Pate, '111.,. $3; I. J. Dunn, Neb.r?$3;
W. H. Palmer, Ohio, $1; Chas. Eokel, Kans.Jl;
J. S. Elmore; Wash,y$l; Thos. H. Kelley, Colo.,
$5; Mr. Adeline H. Gillham, 111., ?3; -A.. Ander
son, Minn., $3;. Philip W. Brooks, Calif.,. $3;
J." J.. Clearyy'Mlch., $3; E. A. Purdy Minni,,J3;
Geo. M. Glse, Calif., $5; G. W. Cornish, Okla., $3,
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