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WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
; VOL 18, NO. 7
Lincoln, Nebraska, July, 1918
Whole Number 711
Put none but ratificationists on guard. Democrats and Re
publicans everywhere should see to it that every candidate for the
state legislature is openly pledged to vote for the ratification of the
National Prohibition Amendment. Take no chances This is
the supreme domestic issue until Constitutional Prohibition is secured.
The Gulf Bridged
The coining of prohibition .will be a real
blessing to the Americans of German birth-;and,
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ated them from the rest of the people. German
brewers have used the German American Al
liance to make a language barrier between the
German Americans and their neighbors. The
liquor interests have tried tj keep their coun
trymen in beer gardens talking about the
fatherland and denouncing .the so-called "tem
perance fanatics" when they should have been
mingling with their .fellow citizens and co
operating in improving social conditions.
The end has come; with the exit of this
sordid and conscienceless group that grew rich
by poisoning the minds as well as the bodies
o their brothers, the men and women o: Teu
ton stock can become a part of living, aspiring,
The boys, returning from the army, will
bring back the spirit of comradeship and, hav
ing learned the fallacy of the argument that
beer is a necessity, will enter upon the sober
work of citizenship with, clear brains, steady
aerves and a hope that they have before not
known.. Prohibition will be a boon to all
none more that to German Americans.
W. J. BRYAN.
The Commercial and Financial Chronicle of-i
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at sea thanks to Daniels. Where are the
critics who found fault with the war department
and with the secretary of the navy? Baker
and Daniels have made good.
No wonder the President is pleased with his
cabinet. The republicans will find difficulty in
convincing the country that their party could
have done better.
In this country the child of the humblest cit
izen can, if he improves his opportunities,, as
pire to the highest positions in business or.
state. We must keep the way "open between
the child and the stars.
GEORGIA NO. 13 .
For once at least 13 is NOT an unlucky num
ber. Georgia is state No. 13 to ratify the pro
hibition amendment and thus takes a higher
place on the Roll of Honor than those that come
street banks voluntarily give special security
to cover deposits made by the federal govern
ment, the state governments, the city govern
ments and the schoof districts, but they protest
against securing the small depositors who need
it most. They join together in insuring tho
stockholders against the burglars on the out
side of the bank, but consider it a hardship to
join together in protecting depositors against
the burglars on the inside.
The bank's business rests on PERSONAL
SECURITY, and it does not hesitate to bank
rupt a farmer or a merchant who has given
security for another but it cries out against
the injustice of making all banks contribute to
a fund to secure all depositors.
But bank guaranty will come in spite of their
squirming, just as postal savings banks camo
in spite of their opposition. More strength to
your arm, Comptroller Williams.
W. J. BRYAN.
THE GULF BRIDGED " , "
THE ALABAMA PRIMARY
PRESIDENT OUTLINES WAR AIMS
PATRIOTISM AND PROFITEERS
CHARLES W. BRYAN FOR GOVERNOR
PRESS COMMENTS ON PROFITEERING
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SCORES
PRESIDENT WILSON FOR WORLD
qwnSVS11 CONDITIONS IN EUROPE
SHOULD AMERICAN WOMEN BE ENFRANCHISED?
On another page will be found a report on
profiteering. Until profiteering can be PRE
VENTED the excess profits can be taken away
by taxation but it is better to prevent them.
Why not? Michigan could not do better than
send Mr. Ford to the senate. He has meas
ured up to every responsibility in peace and
war. Here's to Senator Ford.
The kaiser has been in the habit of shouting
"Onward with God!" whenever his army has
gained an advantage. Will he shout ''Back
ward with God," as his soldiers retreat in
The opportune rise in the Piave river just in
time to route the Austrians has so overjoyed
ttS ppto of the United States.that it will be
-a long time before, anyone complains of a
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THE ROLL OF HONOR
List of States That Have Ratified the
National Prohibition Constitu
1 MISSISSIPPI, Jan. 8,-1913.
2 VIRGINIA, Jan. 11, 1918.
3 KENTUCKY, Jan. 14, 1918.
4 SOUTH CAROLINA, Jan. 25, 1918.
6 NORTH DAKOTA, Jan. 25, 1918;
6 MARYLAND, Feb. 13, 1918.
7 MONTANA, Feb. 19, 1918.
8 TEXAS, March 4, 1915.
9 DELAWARE, March 18, 1918. '
10 SOUTH DAKOTA, March 20, 1918.
11 MASSACHUSETTS, April 2, 1918.
12- -ARIZONA, May 24, 1918. ' '
13 GEORGIA, June 26, 1918.
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