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PROHIBITION NATIONAIi ISSUE
FOR NEW YEAR
Washington correspondence by
Gilson Gardner, dated Jan. 2, says:
The New year dawns with the tacit
admission by politicians that prohi
bition Is now a live national issue.
Bryan was right.
Prohibition is the livest issue at
the present session of congress, not
excepting our old friend H. C. of L.
The senate has done little else ex
cept to debate the Sheppard bill for
making the nation's capital dry.
On the house side the constitution
al amendment is to the front. The
judiciary committee has reported to
the house fdr its consideration. They
failed to make consideration without
Their report "passed the buck'
first to the rules committee and sec
ond to the individual membprs. The
amendment can not come before the
house without a special dispensation
from the rules committee, and it is
to this body the prohibitionists will
turn their" attention now. Probably
Representative Henry and his associ
ates will be glad to "pass the buck"
again to the house, and the members
of the house, who hope to escape an
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embarrassing vote, will bo obliged to
go on record one way or tbo other.
To say tho prohibition amendment
will pass congress would bo a very
daring prediction. It takes a two
thirds vote in both houses to propose
a constitutional amendment.
At the same time, prohibition has
become such an important political
issue that it may bo determined as
the wise policy of one or both par
ties to pass it on to the states, which
would be the effect of proposing a
Then tho prohibitionists would
have to transfer their activities to
the state legislatures and make win
ning campaigns in three-fourths of
the states before the liquor traffic
would be abolished by constitutional
The Anti-Saloon league professes
to believe that heln rather than on-
position may be expected from the
Colonel Bryan thinks prohibition
will be the big party issue in 1920.
He evidently, therefore, does not look
ror tho passage of tho amendment
or its ratification if passed before
that date. f He thinks that if tho
democrats neglect to seize the Issue
they may be beaten to it by the re
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BIG ST. LOUIS CROWD CHEERS
From the St. Louis Republic,
Dec. 11, 1916.
"I will come back to St. Louis
some time, when the brewers try to
bulldoze you again," significantly
said William Jennings Bryan yes
terday afternoon at Second Baptist
church. And he was cheered despite
the protestations of the pastor, Rev.
Dr. W. C. Bitting, who in advance
asked the-audience not to cheer.
Bryan left St. Louis last night for
the south, after thrilling 15,000 per
sons and disappointing 10,000 others
who could not get even within hear
ing distance in nine memorable
speeches during a 36 hours' visit as a
delegate to the Federal Council of
the Churches of Christ in America.
In the sensational fashion of 1896,
Bryan made a furious oratorical
charge on the brewery interests of
St. Louis. Neither did he spare the
bankers and business men of St.
Louis, who, he said, signed up ''wet"
indorsements under "the brewers'
ox-whip" prior to the recent election.
If ever a human being resembled
the Avenging Angel of St. John's
apocalyptic vision it was "William
Jennings Bryan, when he ringingly
voiced the protest of the 13,000 dry
voters of St. Louis, pouring his hot
test vials of platform wratn upon the
heads of the men in the brewery
business and their business allies.
"The brewers are the real an
archists, "when they tell you in ad
vance that prohibition will not pro
hibit because they will defy the gov
ernment and w 11 disobey the laws,"
was one of his hottest shots.
If anyone ever tells you that Bry
an is a 'dead one," bat him between
.the eyes gently and wake himup.
The. maeic of, Bryan's name was
enough to create one of the most
blood-stirring a- es Known in .re
cent St. Louis history. It had Bry
an's campaign tours of '96 beaten a
- Church Packed at 2:30
Swond Baptist church can com
fortably seat . 1,250. There were
2,000 packed in the auditorium.
Bryan was advertised to speak at
3:30 p.m. Tin church was packed
at 2:30. Mobs were struggling like
fury to get in.
Policemen finally succeeded
turning tho crowd across tho streot
to St. John's Southern Methodist
church. That church scats around
1000, but 1,500 managed to squeeze
in. Still tho Btreeta were choking
with people. Some estimato that be
tween 3,000 and 4,000 woro turned
But that's only half tho story.
There were 2,000 in Second church
and 1,500 in St. John's fully an hour
before Bryan was billed to speak.
Someone reached Bryan on tho tele
phone, "Come over and help us,"
was tho Macedonian cry over tho
Before Bryau came. Dr. W. C. Bit
ting, pastor of Second Baptist1
Church, warned tho 2,000 not to ap-.
plaud, but to remember they woro
guests of Second Baptist church con
gregation. Bryan came soon after I
this, during n nrnwr hv Tlonn flVinllnrl
Mathews of tho University of Chi
cago. Crowd Cheers Dcspito Warnings
Dean Mathews finished hrs prayer,
and Bryan stepped to the pulpit. In
stantly someone started to applaud.
Dr. Bitting as instantly held up his
hand and shut it off.
In Second church Bryan spoke for
two and a half hours. In less than
an hour, Dr. Bitting's warning
against applauso went for naught. As
Bryan lashed the brewers with the
same eloquence with which ho lashed
the gold men in 1896, the great au
dience could not contain Itself. They
applauded. They even cheered. Dr.
Bitting looked helpless. He might
as well have tried to stop the on
rush of Niagara as to have stopped
the pent-up feelings of those 2,000
men and women. Bryan was letting
go all the power, all the logic, all the
spell, all the fine scorn, all tho great
ness that was in his great soul.
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WH.SON AND THE WOMEN
Complete returns show Woodrow
Wilson' received a majority of 34,164
votes in Kansas. Arthur Capper,
newspaper publisher and republican
candidate for governor, won by a
majority of 100,000. In Kansas,
where women voted for the first time,
225,000 more votes were polled in
1916 than in 1912. Wilson got
173,000 of these and Hughes only
80,000. In Illinois, where the wo
men: also voted and which was car
ried by Hughes, 870,000 more votes
were cast than in 1912. Wilson got
of these 460,000 and Hughes
404,000. Toledo Blade.
PRAISE FOR PRESIDENT WILSON
A Geneva cablegram, dated Dec.
24, sayi: The Journal de Geneve,
discussing the note sent by President
Wilson to iho 'belligerent powers,
gives warm praise to tho President:
"Whatever results President Wilson
obtains," the Journal says, "we Swiss
and neutral officers must thank this
i?nnd renublican ai.d salute him with
respect. President Wilson has dared
to propose something precise in order
to realize his specific aspirations. He
has caused during this dark Christ
mas a gleam of hope in a gloomy
"Yes," said Miss Knox, "I saw
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