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' ' ,; WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
VOL. 19, NO. 2
Lincoln, Nebraska, February, 1919
Whole Number 718
Tho greatest moral reform of the generation'
has been accomplished. Prohibition ia here and
under conditions as favorable as could havebeen
asked. Tho victory is more complete than the
most sanguine expected. Forty-four' states have
ratified when' only, thirty-six wore needed,, and
tho few remaining ones will ratify when the
people have another, opportunity to express them
selves. The "wets said they -f oared lest the little
states might force prohibition on the bjg- states,
but the big states did not wait to bo forded
they joined in' the movement and. helped to
ratify. - .
And it was not sectional. It began in the
south and west, but it awopt northward and
eastward until it won the support of ey.ry state
WHAT'S HIS PLATFORM?
Occasional mention is made of possible
candidates? for the Presidency . and it is
time, for In a little more than a year the-
parties must choose, but none of tho men
mentioned have announced a, platform.
"What's his platform?" is the important
question. The people cannot weigh can
didates until-they know what they stand
A HIGHER REWARD
The Buffalo Courier ventures the following;
tlt must be concoded that Mr.. Bryan's pro-
that touched the Canadian border ,nd lacks bat -tybttioncanjpaign has given him the ojily real
two of including in its list
that bolder on thV Atlantic
the cities joined, the country
Neither waMft 7iciffpje' iWwf W&V H Which Mr! Brynh hi htf'i part
VS. . , .
Mr. Bryan's Record
Tho Boston Herald finds room in a recent r
issuo for tho following editorial unda tho cap
tion, " William J. Bryan Wins":
"Ono of tho least Intelligent loaders of Amor-, Aj
lean opinion has long boon Mr. William Jonningfl
Bryarr, the. Boy Orator of tho Platte. Candor
compels the acknowledgment, howevnr, tiiat
mhny of the issues with which he identified him
self long ago, havo found uccoptanco as national
policies. Lot us sco: -
"When free Bilver flagbod as a battlo cry, Mr.
Bryan came out with tho demand that th
popular election of United States senators should
bo made a democratic Issue, and acceptance ht ,
it a test of party standing. Before that, while
most democrats had favored tho change, no party
linos were drawn oygi it. Ho drew them. Some,
of the eastern' newspapers declared that h could
nover carry his party over to such a proposal.
But ho or gattibpdy oae haa carried not
democratic party " was finlvt oflt -ancient
enemy, the republican pallia the friendly con
test for leadership in.tliraform-he two
fought side by" alde.aM u$n qua-lly; In .thA
glory. It was ardemoorailft conre that gave
us a dry District, of Columbia, gtttynlijrton of the
national amendment and war pf o&ibitioa, and a
democratic president wAojni signature fixed Jmly
let as the date for tlt doming ol th ifcVrta for
ever in the United State, bit a republican con
gress and a republican prefrtdefct wM liave
done the same. Tfalii glory sMigh few -feW ', ,
The ppwor that fr mo long he paralysed ek
ciency, pauperise communities, pe4tfoi society
and polluted rUti le oWthrowri. Tb bdow
ia lifted froVtlie:bt.sit ttc world niolc
cj mo ueaa Kiat, uougni tnewyounf emm s
Several others ara referred to fa another column
oif this issue, Second, tho presidency is not the
only, or cyan tho highest, reward that no can'
win in politica. A great many peoplo render
valuable public eryi:o without receiving any
official reward whatever, snd only a very few
caniiope to reach tho. WMte House. It is, much
mbre important that the citizen shall do some
thing for hi country than that his country shall
dd''qmettilng fer kira.' The public man is kaown.
ia hisy, not by tkeoes he Held, but by tho
qoatrlbtttfo Ke madHhe nation's welfare;, it
It is hegrresy-n&t whaj kt gotsihat;
neVsrt hi Lreatnew and" Ws claim .torerer-
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vmATOtipj OOIJ DBFJKAED
"Woman suffrage' failed 'by dno-vofre on last
Monday, and goes over to the" next congress.
The democrats turn over to the publicans tho
honor of submitting tjio nintintli- amendment,
An examination of the rote, "win show a divided1,
responsibility for .the failure .of ttoc iuffwffr
resolution in thejpreent cpngrss, While twc4-
tUlrdS Of thft HmitTnni amtnKe vntnrl fh&
could not have defeated it .Jilon: ttiev Millie
aid of eleven , nofj:her-$ ropublicfans ' anO'four'V
northern democrats ' two ot ' & dfliprts, , ; "
Hitchcock and Pomerene, voting against the in-. V
! vtl0M 0j thir Jlturt. a did "two ro
Publicans, WaflBworth nd B.orahtW latter a
progressive. Ardne mor vptuldUir.Te car- ,
thnt I SVOral s,ifll? th5 rest of
neir IlYes ,ex?lainntf yy.' not furnBll
wu vole. But thi th laot .defeat for the
WBolttUonrlt wil 'p M . mn . the next
ZF", Qon?&n$ tfmanVaiJnsclenco will
te w th Jna'rtjMgmitltQ hatfcen victory for
WWT rlghteoui eas, ' Wr j, BRYAN.
. jpemocracy is growing throughput the woi'ld,
and "as it better understood tlie-dtjzea opposes
g'ofernment liy any one class and turns with in
creasin'g Confidence to a "government of the
.people, by the people and Xor tho peoplo"-
government, administered upon tho principle,
"Equal rights to all nnd special privileges - to
1 A TTTGHER REWARD
DELAYED, NOT DEFEATED
MR BRYiVN'S RECORD
INDEPENDENCE FOR ARMENIA
SHAME ON NEW YORY DEMOCRACY
- GUARANTEES OF PEACE
DRY NATION OFFICIALLYPROCIvAIMED
LUNCHEON TO MR. BRYAN
HITCHCOCK REFUSES SUFFRAGE VOTE
r.iW juice, or pri otherf non-!!ofccMie Mita-
lent, has now fesepme th iiocwwary national
beverage, und ve must repar to adjust our
laws and euntoms, and evon our municipal taxa
tion to a grip inlet basix.
"Bryn further urged t)ie fedo al income tax,
making wen iarly bittftr drive agairt Mr
Jutice Shir, whfte changed vote had thrpwij -out
th legiirtation along, this Jkc of the'Wton
bi:. in the Clevaland administration.
"What olie 'ha Bryan atood for?" I
, .The first sntenco U not flattering, but the"
Herald is doing so much better than It used to
that 0M iriclintfd to be charitable. It it cannot
refrajii from being complimentary wlieft It thinka
Qt THREE reforms, whst eulogies may one ex
jwet when it review the entire record.
The readers of The Commoner will p-ardoo It
- '.?TjJK for reiernng to some of, tne ajdjc questloms in
in ) gotiiement or wnicn mr. isryan nag UKen a
somewhat prominent part.
1st. The election of United States Kenators by
direct' vote. Ho tfegan advocating It in 1800 (bo
fore ho entered upon the discussion of the money
question) and in 1913 twenty-threo years
afterward signed the proclamation that mad
it- a part of the conBtitutipn.,
2nd. Ho helped to write tU income fax law
of 1804 and when, a year afterward, it was de
clared unconstitutional, he led the fight Zo& th
constitutional amendment which was adoptod in'
1013 (and how could we have raised money to
carry on the war without an inc.ome tax?1;
3rd. He rendered guch aid as he could in th
fight for prohibition and it ig the greategt reform
with which ho has had the hotor to bo con-"
Here are three far-reaching constitutional
amendments which h.e has actively supported.
4th. He helped to create & cabinet pogitiou
for a secretary of labor, to abolish government1
by injunction, to prohibit child-labor and io'
secure an eight-hour day,
5th. Ho wrote into four democratic nation!
platforms (ager fng Jt in & peca in lt) '
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