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WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
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VOL 19, NO. 7
Lincoln, Nebraska, July, 1919
Whole Number 723
Ratify the League of Nations. Defeat the
proposed alliance. The League will promote
peace the alliance leads to war. , .
Close the Door
Congress has it In. its power to close the door
gainst the saloon by a resolution extending
tatutory prohibition to .January 16th k9t2Q&ry?';'?w
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not certain when demobilization will, ba com
pleted, and the wdts are so eager for the saloons
to be reopened that they will bring: all the pres
sure possible to hasten the discharge of the sol
ine government ought not to act under coer-
uon; it snould be permitted 'to proceed with
demobilization with an eye single to the' coun
try s interests. Why not. end the agony, of the
'UqUOr interests b.V immfidiafftlv hnrvlnir thn
The country is now saloonless. and every dav
that the sale of.liquor is Busnended. the creator
!1U be the harm done by the reopening of drink
ing places. The' people. have spoken; forty-five
states out of forty-eight have, endorsed constitu
tional prohibition as' a permanent policy of the
country. There is ho turnlnc "back. Whv dallv
vlth the subject longer? Congress can end the
suspense, and should do so immediately. The
senate by a vote of Ava to nn rofitdod tn nnn.
flWor the repeal of war prohibition. The prohi
bition majority in the house is greater than It
Was when the amendment was submitted, and it
was then more than two to one. Congress should
act immediately and settle the question, for all
W. J. BRYAN.'
than one-half of the women will vote in 1920
probably all of them and they will treat the
god of war as they did the rum god. .The treaty
will be ratified the sooner the better,
W. J. BRYAN.
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To the Governors who intend calling Special
- Sessions of the Legislature:
Have you a state trade commission, similar
to in power and authority to the national trade
commission? If not, you should have. Tho
masses should not be left to the mercy of tho
commercial classes with no power to protect
themselves from exploitation. This is a mild
and legitimate remedy if a mild remedy is not
provided a harsher remedy may be demanded
later. The higher- the dam tho greater tho
danger when it is washed away.
And haye your cities power to create local
trade" commissions? If not, they should have.
There should be a. remedy for every wrong and
the trade commission, with ample power to in
vestigate and publish the facts, will furnish a
Every 3tate and every municipality should
have a trade commission no time should bo
lost in creating them where they have not al
ready been provided. W. J. BRYAN.
THE SENATE WELL RATIFY
Tho League of Nations, is a substitute for war
L furnlshea machinery for peace," It Is no
'onger necessary - . . .
m, i x "ttnuiia to resort to torcc
me league nrnvMoa , . . ...,
'intpr ucaaior uiuuiuu Ol . settling
lit can fT1 dIsputea-'Tke senate will ratify:
annot Ignore tho overwhelming sentiment of
e more than nno.tM -.- , t
TeJect a treaty hut u fi, ,-.... ,
Voter f a -'-- " vuixco u. ujujuiil uii iun
ws to determine tha nniw nf f inHn, -w.
fthennLf117 chW the senate fails to "ratify,
le question wni i. ,, A .. ,.'
ranfl ft,- Sul,JLUU t tuo next .election
4 thWo wl be no dinbt ot.tria result. More
CLOSE THE DOOR
THE SENATE WILL RATIFY
A DESTROYING FORCE
NO ENTANGLING ALLIANCE
IRELAND'S JUST DEMAND
RESTORATION OF GOOD WILL
PRESIDENT'S ADDRES3 TO AMERICAN
JULY 1 19 IP
THE RISING PROTEST AGAINST
PRESIDENT'S SrSECII PRESENTING
TREATY TO SENATE
- A Destroying Force ;
t An alliance with France is defended! on ijgifc,'
ground that it is necessary for her. nrotcctioai-
protection it does other nations, A Iea'gulf tfjKiF&'
in the league would not only discredit the
loaguo and proclaim our lack of faith In it, but
it would be a destructive force. It would dl
integrate tho League of Nations and disappoint
the hopes it has aroused. Franco might not
mourn for she was opposed to tho loaguo from
tho beginning, but America would mourn and
tho whole world would suffer. Tho President
announced at Manchester that our country was
not interested in a league unless it Included tho
"whole world. He was right THEN and tho peo
ple have not changed. That sentiment ought to
cause the defeat of tho proposed alliance by an
Ratify tho League of Nations. Defeat the
proposed ALLIANCE. Consistency requires that
thoso who favor the league should opposo tho
alliance. They represent opposite policies. J
V , J. BRYAN.
A PEACE MONUMENT
Why do not Germany and France follow tho
example of Argentina and Chile and put "a
Christ in the Andes" on the boundary between
the two nations? Nothing but the spirit of
Christ v,-JH preserve peace.
THE ARMY REDUCED
The senate and house have agreed to leavo
the army at 325,000 for awhile. Tha't is coming
down toward normal. It will ho reduced: still
more by the time the next army bill is considered.
LEAVE IT TO THE CHURCHES
Some of tho churches use fermented wine for
sacramental purposes and they should not be
hampered with needless restrictions. It is safo
to throw the responsibility on "the church author
ities; they are more Interested than tho general
public in preventing an abuse of tho privilege.
' W. J. BRYAN.
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