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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1918)
VOL. 18, NO. 3
From Tho New York World,
In rosponBO to an Invitation is
ssuod by formor Socrotary of State
William Jennings Bryan, represent
atives of many anti-liquor organiza
tions In tho United Statca mot In tho
Hotol Chatham, Vandorbllt Avonuo
and 48th streot, ycatorday.
After a session from 3 o'clock In
tho afternoon to 10:30 In tho even
ing, tho sccrotary announced that tho .
cuuiuruuuu niiu buuuuuuuu in uuujjl-
ing a plan. This proposes that tho
National Dry Federation, which Is
mado up of all denominational anti
liquor organizations, tho Anti-Saloon
Leagno of Amorlca and tho W. C.
T. U., will work under tho direction
of a, contral commlttoe, with com
mon lltoraturo and a common adver
tising campaign for tho ratification
by tho states of tho proposal to
amend tho constitution for national
Upon tho rocommondatlon of Mr.
Bryan, tho throo organizations unan
imously agreed to work" under tho
diroctlon of a Joint body, to be
known as tho National Legislative
All Harmonious, Is Report
Among thoso present, besides Mr.
Bryan, worp E. H. Cherrlngton, How
ard II, Russell, Edward C. Dinwiddle
and Wayne 'B. Wheeler of tho Anti
Saloon Leaguo of America; Mrs.
Anna A. Gordon, Mrs. Lou a L. Yost
and Mrs; Francos E. Boauchamp of
tho W. C. T. U.; Charlos Scanlon of
tho Bonrd of Temperance of tho
Prdsbytorlan Church; Virgil J. Hln
shaw and II. P. Faris of tho National
Prohibition party; John Spargo of tho
National party; E. L. G. Hohen
thal of the Sons af Temperance, the
Rev. Charles L. Stolzle of tho Feder
ation Council of Churches. In all
twontyrfgujr organizations were rep
rosentd.d, . .,
After tho conforonce, which was
behind closod doors, tho Chairman,
Mr. Stolzle, announced that the
mooting was surprisingly harmoni
ous and all concornod agreed that a
unltod movement for putting through
tho amondment to Ine federal con
stitution was a necessity and that
tho union had been accomplished.
Tho chief speaker, Mr. Bryan, said
ho had attondod conventions of re
publicans, democrats and progres
sives, but has never attended .a gath
ering of ablor men than yesterday's
Ho said tho harmony with which tho
conforonce tranBactod its business
was an inspiration and augured well
for the task boforo tho Prohibition
"Tho temperance forces of tho na
tion aro now united In a single
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VllhW Wm ''ft
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The above cartoon well represents the prohibition views in these days
when tho cry of the land is to save, save, SAVE. While the housewives
and the furnace, men, while the bakers ami the chefs all are straining to
save the least bit, the brewer continues to devastate vast quantities of
food stuff and in so doing consumes thousands of tons of coal. This car
toon appeared first in a Canadian journal, and then was reproduced ' in
tins country in the International Reform Bureau Quarterly Patriot
Phalanx is indebted to the last named periodical for its appearance above.
From The Patriot Phalanx.
A Home Cure Given by One Who Had It
In tlu Hrt"ir or 1893 I wns nllncked lv
Mu?cu)i nnd luflnmmntory HhrmnntlMn 'i
buII'ohhI jir only tho vrho novo It know, for
ovorUireo.venr. 1 trloil remedy artor r iimly
ami doctor tiller doctor, 1ml inch relief as I
received wiisouly temporary. 1'lnnlly, I lound
a ronedy Hint cured mo completely, and It
lias n ver returned. I linvo i-lven it to a num.
licr who worn terribly nMlcted nnd even bed
rlduei with Hhcimintlsm, nnd It effected a
euro In every rase.
I wu, t overs- "biifroror from any form of
rheumM c trouble to try this nmr clous heal.
Inir power. Don't fend a cent: Mmply mnll
your name and nddro and I will nil It iron
to try. Alter you have, used It nnd it hns
proven Itself to ho that lonjc-looked-lor me i is
olcurliiK Miur lUieumatlsin, you may soml
tho prion or It, ono dollar, but, understand I
do not want your money unices you aro ner
fectly MitlHlloil to K-nd It. lMi'tthat la Whv
suffer any limner when positive rel'lor u
thus tillered you Ireo? Don't delay. Write
todny. ' u
Mark II. Jnckon, 698 n Ourney llldr
Jjyrncuso, N,Y. M
movement for a single purpose,"
said Mr. Stelzle last night. "Repre
sentatives will meet within a few
days and outline an aggressive cam
paign for ratification of the proposed
federal amendment. This campaign
will include public meetings, with
special appear to workingmen and
women, advertising and uniform lit
erature." Tho new organization purposes to
have campaigns conducted in the
States under the joint direction of
representatives of the three bodies,
of which it is made up. This will
avoid duplication of effort and save
unnecessary expense. Steps will soon
be Ukken to raise a large fund for
nowpffper and billboard advertising.
WOMEN URGE BREWLESS U. S.
A Washington dispatch, dated
Fob. 28, says: A netition urHmr n,at
production of malt liquors be stopped
uui nig uie war as food conservation,
signed by Mrs. Frances F. Cleveland
Preston, widow of the late president,
and 6,000,000 other women, was
presented to President Wilson today.
Tho petition declares that 4,000,
000 additional loaves of bread can
be made daily from the proposed
saving on grain. Miss Jeannette T tt nni , 1Ilu,ana w. C.
Rankin, woman member of ng LuS !nkl"g campaign for national
from Montana, is a signer afn, 5I!5.tt?' .as .Allows: First, it is
Ella Flagg Young and Jane Addams
Tho Official s'.Ennhirnn r,f f, '
eight presidents of national organ
izations, representing 6,917,976 wo
men are attached. Among them are
Mrs. Jpsiah Evans Cowles, president
General Federation of Women's
Clubs; Mrs. George Thatcher Guern
sey, president general Daughters
American Revolution; Mrs. H K
Schoff, president National Congress
of Mothers and PareiU-Teacher As
sociation; Mrs. Robert, E. Sneer
president of the Youig Women's
unristlan Association of America
Myra Kingman Miller, ,'president Nal
tional Federation of College Wo
men; Anna A. GordOnJpresident Na
tional Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union. " mper
Wives of many senators, represent
atives and governors and women
legislators and officials are signers
Among the petitioners are authors'
editors, artists, doctors, lawyers;
from almost every state in the union
are the signatures of Journalists;
conspicuous are the names of the au
thors, Alice Hegan Rice, Gene Strat
um Porter, Marietta T-Tniiov. r i
ists and illustrators, Mary' Mears"
Jessie Wilcox Smith and Annetta St'
DRYS TO USE FIVE LINES OF
ARGUIMENT IN FIGHT
Peb?28n2ISfDi?.118 di8Patcl1' ated
S,bABI??!V0. ine-s of argument
.w ..v, uC uacu m tno Indiana W. C.
destructive to brain nni a' ".i
Oo'danA8111 thG i'tiS
food and human resources; third it
is conducive to immorality and
?Ahe!h,?Urth' !t la unPatrIoUc, aSd
fifth, being equally dangerous to
every community, its emdication
must be national. dUOn
PLATFORM FOR A DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC FOR RUSSIA
Following la the platform adopted
by the Russian "Socialist La!or Party:
1. Self-goTernment "by the peo
ple; supreme powers of government
vested In a legislative assembly of
2. Universal, equal, direct elec
tion of all members by all citizens
or citizenesses who shall have at
tained their seventeenth- year; the
use of the secret ballot; a. two-year
life of parliament; salaries for na
3. Broad local self-government;
provincial self-government in locali
ties in which special conditions of
life and of population exist.
4. Inviolability of person and of
6. Unlimited freedom of worship,
speech, press, strikes .and clabor or
6. Freedom of migration and of
occupation. ' :-.'.'..
7. Abolition of all classes ; - grant
ing full equal rights to all citizens of
either sex and of whatever creed or
8. Compulsory, free, general and
vocational education for every child
of either sex up to sixteen years,
with food, clothing and . textbooks
supplied to poor children at the ex
pense of the state.
9. Election of all judges.
10. Abolition of a standing army;
establishment of an armed and
trained citizenry in its stead.
11. Separation of church and
state, and of school and church.
12. Abolition of all, indirect tax
ation and establishment of a pro
gressive tax on incomes and inherit
ances. 13. Limitation of the workday to
eight hours in all trades; a weekly
day of rest of twenty-four consecu
tive hours; rigid prohibition; no
overtime or forced labor.
14. Prohibition of child labor
during school age; limitation of
working hours of all minors (16 to
18 years) to six hours daily.
15. Prohibition of tne labor of
wnmp.n in industries in which labor
is injurious to women or childbirth;
prohibition of women's labor four
weeks before and six weeks after
childbirth; employers to pay normal
wage during entire period.
16. All factories -employing wo
men to provide nurseries for minor
children, with liberation frof work
for mothers at 3-hour intervals of
every nursing woman for a period of
half an hour. x-.
17. State insurance of working
men against old age and partial or
complete disability from a special
fund derived from a tax on capital
ists. 18. Women factory inspectors
to be appointed in all branches of
infliintrv in wh'p.li women are em
ployed; elected committee of work
men and employers to inspect fac-1
tories, and settle wage disputes.
19; Doctors to be employed by
the state; free medical attendance for
workers at hospital or at homo; doc
tors to be appointed by the state and
paid by the state out of a fund
raised by taxation upon industrial
.20. Abolition of all imposts and
obligations imposed upon peasant
class, and of all peasant obligations
of a class character to the end that
the last remnants of feudalism
which have we'ghed directly arid
heavily upon peasants and workmen
snail he abolished.
21. Confiscation of church, mos
astery and state lands and their
transfer to local authorities for the
general welfare. N .
22. Confiscation ,of privately
owned lands, excepting small hold-
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