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VOL. 16, NO. 11
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MENT, ETC., REdUIRED IlY THE ACT OF
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of Tho Commoner, published monthly at Lincoln,
Nebraska, for October,, 1, 1916.
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Before me, a notary public In and for tho stato
and county aforesaid, personally appeared Chas. W.
Bryan, who, having been duly sworn according to
law, deposes and says that ho is tho publisher of
Tho Commoner, and that tho following is, to tho
best of liis knowlcdgo and belief, a truo Btato
ment of tho ownership, management, etc., of tho
aforesaid publication for tho dato shown In tho
ibovo caption, required by tho Act of August 24,
1912, ombodicd In seotlon 443, postal laws and reg
ulations, to wit:
1. That tho names and addresses of tho publlsh
sr, editor, associate editor, and buslnoss managers
Publisher: Charles W. Bryan.. .Lincoln, Nebraska
Editor: William Jennings Bryan .Lincoln, Nebraska
Assoclato Editor: Charles W. Bryan. .Lincoln, Nob.
Business Managors: None.
2. That tho owner Is: William Jennings Bryan,
3. That tho known bondholders, mortgagees, and
other security holders holding 1 per cent or moro
of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other
securities are: None
CIIAS. W. BRYAN, Publisher.
Sworn to and subscribed beforo mo this 23rd
day of September, 191 G.
J. R. FARRIS, Notary Public.
(My- commission expires July 19, 1918.)
As goes New York and Indiana, so goes no
other stato for certain any more. "
There didn't seem to he any one grand land
slide, hut tho election figures show a consider
able number of them.
It will be conceded at least that California
acted towards President Wilson 'as though she
had mistaken him for a native son.
At any rate both presidential con'didates had
the opportunity of enjoying the sensation of be
ing a winner and also to understand how a" loser
The barometer had nothing on the Adam's
apple of a few million American voters in the
matter of ascending and descending during the
few days following Tuesday last.
The list of states that can bo classified as
safely republican is gradually lessoning as the
campaigns come and go. Another sign, of course,
that the world is growing better.
Those misguided but sometimes estimable
gentlomen who regard betting on the result of
an election as a most enjoyable pastime, cer
tainly had a run for their money this year.
Tlfa New York newspapers, upon hearing that
New, York had gone for Hughes, immediately
coaofdad the election of Hughes. If one of those
NawJTork editors ever gets beyond the Alle-
baay mountain, he will be tfto most, surprised
individual in the world, that is tf he .has any
.'apatity for being surprised since ho heard the
'rtriMi from -tfct-midtlt west.
Below are a few of the telegrams received
by Mr. Bryan following th6 November elections:
"Washington, D. C, Nov. 10. Hearty con
gratulations upon the wonderful triumph of
popular government just secured and upon the
splendid work you did in this great campaign.
The west has responded only to the finest spirit
and best traditions of America and has strength
ened the hopes of popular government through
out tho world. My wife and I send affectionate
regards to you and Mrs. Bryan and all "good
wishes. W. G. McAdoo.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 7. 1 want to" offer
my sincere appreciation of the splendid services -you
have rendered during this campaign. We,
deserved to win. A. S. Burleson.
Atlantic City, N. J., Nov. 10 Let us shake
hands. Wo come from a part of the country
that did this thing, and that is American, and
where people think for themselves. You played
a noble part right through, always. Franklin
Washington, D. C, NoV. 13. We are hearing
your praises sung on all sides. Your unselfish
and splendidly effective work in this campaign
has increased your influence and your host of
friends. It must be profoundly gratifying to
you to note the special strength which the ad
ministration has shown in the states in which
you addressed the voters. Please accept for. your
self and Mrs. Bryan the warm congratulations of
Mrs. Williams and your friend. John Skelton
Springfield, Ohio, Nov. 13. To the "great
west with its genuine and unspoiled manhood
and womanhood has fallen the high honor of
electing a great President. To you has come. the
supreme distinction of bringing this to pass. We
congratulate you on the achievement, for it is
largely yours. Your moral enthusiasm, your
patriotic impulse, your prophetic leadership and
your council of humanity have won the way to
the victory. "He has kept, us out of war" is
a flame today in a million hearts and homes of
this great American commonwealth. But he
has kept us out of war born, of the impulse given
since 1876 to American politics by the great
Commoner. We congratulate you on the re-election
of Wilson and the re-affirmation of Wash
ington. B. G. A. Tresser, Judge Jas. Johnson,
John L. Zimmerman, T. D. Wallace, Dr. Arthur
Pancake, Jas. Kershner, Fred A. Rapp.
Columbia, Pa., Nov. 10. You have lived, to
see the day to help elect a President without
New York stato.- John R. Bucher.
Jamestown, N. Dak., Nov. 10. The faith of
the American people in you and the cause you
represent was reflected in vote of Tuesday in the
districts visited by you during the recent cam
paign. I sincerely congratulate you. Michael
Washington, D. C, Nov. 9. Accept my con
gratulations for this great victory you have
won .for the country by your forceful presenta
tion of the accomplishments of the admiriistra-ktion.-r-Robt.
Alpena, Mich., Nov. 10. And "the hand that
rocks the cradle, not the hand that wields the
bung starter, rules the nation. Accept my sincere
congratulations for your valuable service to (he
party of. Jefferson, Jackson and Wilson. John
G. Larauth, Millersburg, Mich.
Muskogee, Okla., Nov. 9. -Congratulations on
Nebraska's majority for Wilson. It was splendid.
But most important of all was decision of your
state to follow advance of America's greatest
leader for a dry nation. Now for a campaign to
commit our party to dry cause as suggested by
you when I saw you a.t Enid. Very big gains
where you spoke in Oklahoma. Eugene M.
Kerr, Editor, Times-Democrat.
San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 11. The principles
you championed under trial and 'discouragement
In the people's behalf against privilege have
triumphed. Wall street is subject, not king, at
last. As a follower I ask the privilege of. re
joicing with you. Jas. F. Peck.
Havana, Cuba., Nov. 10. Hearty congratula
tions, victory glorious, Nebraska, California and
golden west. Norrls. "
Lacrosse, Wis., Nov. 10, 1916.-We can eletit
?r m?crJlc PrWeat without New York' and
Wall street. It makes me laugh, out loud. Thank
God we had a Bryan at the Baltimore demnnr .
convention who gave us Woddrow WiiRnn c
Mr. Murphy, you Mr. Belmont, you Mr Z
will pass down in my everlasting memory.'11
Fargo, N. Dak., Nov. 10. This is to remind
you that we did not lose a county from WiiHn ;
to Grand Forks. F. W. McLean, Chairman f.
Okmulgee, Okla., Nov. 9. At this good hour
.Even as Paul carried the Christian religion into
it id apparent that democracy has triumphed
the Roman empire and to the west, so you have
as an evangel of the gospel of good government
carried democracy into all the north and west
This election is won by the states that you first
stirred by your eloquence; and It is grand to win
without New York. In this I voice the sentiment
of millions, and say we all congratulate you
Trusting that your strength may increase with
the years. It is good for the people to come into
their own. M. M. Alexander.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 9. In these hours of
the announcement of the President's victory
you should not be forgotten. Without your as
sistance the great progressive laws would not be
on the statute books. It was you who made
peace the issue; it was your western country
that gave the victory. Cordial congratulations
to Mrs. Bryan and yourself. Michael Francis
Tuelpo, Miss., JTov. 10 Congratulations
on your success in the -west, which has re-elected
W'ilson, Citizens of Tueplo, J. E. Rankin.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 8. Accept the congratula
tions of the university students of Texas for
your great work in the presidential campaign.
Emsy H," Swain.
Portsmouth, O., Nov. 8. Congratulations up
on Nebraska's splendid victory for sobriety reg
istered by the dry majority; also grateful appre
ciation of your personal devotion and service in
Nebraska and elsewhere so s'trongly helpful to
wards the results. Regards to Mrs. Bryan.
Howard H. Russell.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. "lO. National vic
tory for true democracy due' to'yoii. Heartiest
congratulations. T. E. Gait.
New York, Nov. lO.-rrAccept hearty congrat
ulations of the Tenants Union of New York.
Your generalship in the far west won the fight
for Wilson and democracy. Cornelius Donovan,
New York, Nov. 10. Your state, with the
great west, has broken the spell of money and
prejudice. The country appreciates, your unsel
fish service and you have again justified the faith
of your friends. Wm. E. Gonzales.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 11. Congratulations
winning of west for dry and Wilson. B. &.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 10. God bless you
for your powerful influence which saved the
western states for Wilson. Glory be to God.
Patrick J. Kelleher.
Bluffton, Ind., Nov. 10. The west has as
serted, itself and Wilson will be our President
'for four more years. You deserve more credit
tor the grand result than any other man. Ac
cept congratulations. Abram Simmons.
Bluffton, Ind., Nov. 10. The democracy of
Wells county heartily congratulates you upon
J;he splendid results in the west and Ohio. Your
efforts counted heavily in the Wilson victory.
'This telegram is sent by request of dozens of
your Wells county admirers. Geo. L. Saunders.
Brownsville, Tex., Nov. 13. Please accept my
hearty congratulations on the .success or your
campaign: Wherever you canvassed it shows
the people saw the light and followed in it, and
now appreciate your unselfish nature. FranK
San Francisco, Calif, Nov.. 11, The principles
you championed under trial and discouragement
in the .people's behalf against privilege have
triumphed. ,Wall street is subject, not king, ai
last. "As a follower. I ask the privilege ot re
joicing with. you. Jas. F. Peck.
There is only one more unsatisfactory jo
, than that of writing editorials for a nfwsPape
the jnornihjr after an election in which the t
"sult:is not Icnown by the time ihe edition goes
to press. " That is being a national chairma
when the result isvin dotfbt tor several an
after the votes hav been deposited.
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