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VOL 19, NO. 6
WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
Lincoln, Nebraska, June, 1919
Whole Number 722
RA TIFY MM ED I A TEL Y
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Suffrage for women is submitted ratification
should follow immediately. In states favorable
to ratification special sessions should be called
at once, unless remlar or adjourned sessions are
ekdion of 1920. We
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Woman Suffrage Near
The Suffrage amendment is now before - the
Btfctes for ratification. Sever.al governors have
called special sessions and others will. No ex
cuso for delay. EVERY "pTATE FAVORABLE
TO SUFFRAGE SHOULD ACT AT ONCE so
that tho 'fight can he concentrated on the states
where it ig necessary.
Woman's conscience is needed in politics as
never before; it is needed here and in other
nations which will be influenced by our example.
Woman's conscience is needed to' make complete
and permanent the nation's victory over the
saloon; it is needed to deal successfully with
tho social evil tho next great moral issue;
and it is needed to abolish war.
Woman is coming into her own, and her en
trance into politics will hasten the triumph of'
W righteous cause. Welcome, woman
t i t0 leavo th0 Cross; first to reach th0
w She riU S-ard tho home with her bal-
Qu, by uakln- the young secure, strengthen
ne next generation for its problems.
' W. J. BRYAN.
Tho publication of the treaty over tho protest
01 the President i ,, ,
r it J,m a ChanCQ t0 saow theIr partisanship, but
i u Will not lini.- i.u . ., . . ....
republi resident or strengthen tno
THE ROLL OP HONOR
List -of States That Have Ratified tho
National Woman Suffrage Con-
IWISCONSIN, Juno 10, 1919.
2 ILLINOIS, Juno 10, 1919.
3 MICHIGAN, Juno 10, 1919.
4 KANSAS, June 10. 1919.
5 OHIO, Juno 1C, 1919.
6NEW YORK, June lr, 1919.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE NEAR
LABOR AND BEER
BOTH SIDES DISPLEASED
A FAR-REACHING IDEA
CLEMENCEAU, THE REACTIONARY
PRESIDENT OPPOSES THE LIMITATION
VOTES FOR WOMEN: WHY AND WHY
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO SPECIAL
LEAGUE OF NJIONS TO AVERT .
Labor and Beer
The Federation of Labor has doclared against
war prohibition and for 2 A per cent beer.
Whether the action of tho federation was in
fluenced by tho branches pecuniarily interested
in making beer, or represented tho individual
opinion of the members, it will bo weighed x.'.'.lx
other evidence and have influence according to
tho number for which tho federation speaks,
but there is no reason to believe that it will
cause any return to tho saloon. Tho federation
represents but a part of labor, and labor repre
sents but a part of the population. In this coun
try tho PEOPL": rule laws are made and en
forced, not by a class element, but by a majority
of all the people.
The laboring men vote as individuals, not as
an organization. If, on tho liquor quastlon,
they voted for the saloon, they have boon out
voted and have no more reason for protest than
the farmers have when they are outvoted. Be
ing in a minority on this subject, the laboring
men will acquiesce In tho will of tho majority
as others do when In the minority.
W. J. BRYAN.
War prohibition will not bo repealed. If tho
saloons ao reopened after July 1st tho Presi
dent will have to take the responsibility. Let us
hope that ho will not do so.
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