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JT3HK 1 r fc r fj - ' - J- 4- .'' '' S 'W" The Commoner 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, A L li. ill i ii ' '',!' ix ti-i. i ' " 4CW? 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, progressive America. 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. to Bank Guaranty The Commercial and Financial Chronicle of-i i M the alWair.itreet:at of .o funnir. m niuifAiii. Whsr. a ThT irflf -be fofind pn -another page.) ?hawSS3ZS& 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. DEMOCRACY 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 later. 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. CONTENTS THE GULF BRIDGED " , " BANK GUARANTY THE ALABAMA PRIMARY PRESIDENT OUTLINES WAR AIMS PATRIOTISM AND PROFITEERS CHARLES W. BRYAN FOR GOVERNOR PRESS COMMENTS ON PROFITEERING FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SCORES PROFITEERS PRESIDENT WILSON FOR WORLD WIDE SUFFRAGE qwnSVS11 CONDITIONS IN EUROPE SHOULD AMERICAN WOMEN BE ENFRANCHISED? THE PROFITEER 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. SENATOR FORD 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 northern Italy? 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 flood, .0 00 00 3 0 THE ROLL OF HONOR List of States That Have Ratified the National Prohibition Constitu tional Amendment 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. . ". 0 6C .A, v; $ P fit , $) 'MS m vi As- m t ?. fT mm "1 l"ijl M& Ayir Jl ' WJ & t ftuaXA&vq- JAjJ-cM .-... uUmk fciiW'