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and county aforesaid, personally appeared Chas. W.
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of April, 1920.
''' J. R. FARRIS, Notary Public.
. (My commission expires July 19, 1924.)
ome' say Hiram Johnson hain't got no style,
fcu't, he's style all tho while, all tlio while."
What' nice little boys, tho Democratic candi
dates no quarreling, no fighting. "After you,
President Nicholas Murray Butler blew the
foam off hfs candidacy when ho came out for
wine and beer.
The Republicans are putting everything over
until after tho election they will be too soro'to
do anything then.
But for the storm in "Western Nebraska the'
drys would have done 'still bettor; It was a vic
tory however, in spite of the weather.
TTnovfir In rldif rn tho fronf'v nnmtlAn j
f ho can do more for this country by aiding rati-
iHlliitoddn than ho could as a candidate.
What a wealth of affection is going to be be
stowed on tho Republican candidates if they
are "loved for tho enemies they havo made!"
Hoover, Pershing and Harding (In concert)
"What shall it profit a candidate if lie gain
a: whole lot of straw ballots and lose his own
Tho Democratic senators voted 8 to 1 for the
prohibition amendment; the Democratic con
gressman, voted over 2 to 1 for submission, and
EVERY8 DEMOCRATIC STATE RATIFIED!
And still Governor Cos has the audacity to ask
for tho nomination- k
Is Suicide Right?
If any Democrat is expecting to deliver a
speech at San Francisco in support of a plank
favoring "ratification without reservations" s
a campaign issue, he should bo prepared to de
fend tho wisdom of suicide as a party policy, for
no one who knows the temper of the Ameri
can people can believe that the party could carry
the election on such an issue. Tho vote cast
for Senator Johnson is conclusive proof that a
great many voters either approve of his fight
against tho treaty or are quite indifferent to
tho treaty as an issue. Tho other Republican
candidates, including Mr. Hoover, aro for the
treaty with the reservations agreed upon. The
combined Republican vote, therefore, represents
Opposition to tho treaty without reservations.
It can not escape notice that tho Democratic
voto is, as a rule, smaller than tho Republican
vote, and the Democratic voto is not all for
ratification without reservations (see Georgia,
Massachusetts and Nebraska). In Missouri, the
fight was against an opponent of tho treaty, not
against one who had favored the treaty with res
ervations. The ysamo is true of tho fight in
Texas. Mr. Bailey's personality entered into
the fight, as did his opposition to prohibition
and his opposition to woman, suffrage.
The various polls that have been taken indi
cate an overwhelming opposition to the treaty
without reservations. Only twenty Democratic
senators voted on the final ballot against ac
cepting reservations. Twenty-three voted for
reservations and four voted against the treaty
on any terms. N
Is suicide right? Shall the Democratic party
strangle the League of Nations by insisting up--on
conditions that have been rejected by the
people as well as by the Senate?
W. J. BRYAN.
WOMAN WARNS DEMOCRATS
A Milwaukee dispatch carried by the As
sociated Press, under date of May 6, says:
Threatening the Democratic party with the Iosb
of the women's vote in Wisconsin if the men
leaders of the party dared to temporize in any
degree with tho 'wets," Mrs. Clinton M. Barr,
state vice chairman tff Wisconsin women Demo
crats, created a sensation at tho meeting of Wis-,
consin Democratic National Convention delegates
and women this afternoon.
Her. speech was frequently interrupted with
applause by the women, while the men looked
astounded. Old politicians on the men's side
had carefully avoided mentioning anything of
the dry and wet question in speeches which pre
"The Democratic party now has the opportun
ity to gather to it almost the solid woman's
vote," said Mrs. Barr. "Even Republican wom
v en are disgusted at the antics of the Republican
"But there are things in the Democratic party
which the women of Wisconsin will not stand
for. If you put a plank in the platform at San
Francisco which gives light beer and wine or
makes othor concessions to the wets, the women
will not vote for the Democratic party."
A canvass of the women indicated that they
were a unit against a "wet" plank.
The men composing the delegation proper did.
not , discuss "wet" or "dry" specifically, but
adopted a resolution to be governe'd by a ma
jority vote on resolutions.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM MISSOURI
Joplin, Mo., April 22, 1920. The Hon. Wm.
J. Bryan, Lincoln, Neb. The Democracy of
Missouri in convention asembled congratulate
the people of Nebraska in selecting you to rep
resent them as a delegate at large to the nation
al Democratic convention at San Francisco. You
gave us Woodrow Wilson, the best president we
have ever had. May God guide your hand, for
we know your heart is right. Adopted by ninety
per cent of all delegates. Frank H. Lee, Joplin
State Committeeman. Roy Goldsey, Webb City.
Elsewhere will be found two cartoons that
forcefully illustrate pending problems. The ef
forts to stop profiteering are met with the pro
test that it will disturb business to interfere with
the highway robbery that is going on. Tho
other problem is to find a method of raising
VOL. 20, NO. 5
taxes that won't hurt. The Republicans prefer
tho chloroform method, a tariff hidden in the
r WINE AND BEER
Cowards that they are, the wets dare not meet
tho issue. They talk about "wine and beer"
but what thoy want is INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
They can now have all the wine and beer they
want if-they "will be content with wine and beer
containing NOT MORH THAN ONE-HALF OF
ONE PER CENT OF ALCOHOL. They can havo
everything in. wine and beer EXCEPT AL
COHOL, but alcohol is what they want and the
only thing they want. In Michigan, tho wets
trie'd a year ago to bring back wine and beer,
and they were careful not to limit tho alcohol
in It. They never suggest a limi except when
they aro compelled to, and then they fix it as
high as possible. Tho wets want alcohol
ENOUGH TO INTOXICATE the more they can
get the happier they are. They are willing to
have the alcoholic habit fastened on men and
women, and on children, too, if they were per
mitted. And why are they so indifferent to the
welfare of their fellows?. Somo want to make
money, and for money are. willing to sell their
brothers into bondage to drink; some are so
diseased by drink that they put their thrist above
the lives of others; some, and they are worst
of all want office and are willing to purchase
it by selling their souls to a wicked traffic.
W. J. BRYAN.
Senator Hitchcock's withdrawal from the con
test for minority leadership leaves the field
clear to Underwood. Hitchock's attempt to pre
vent Bryan from sitting-in the San Francisco
convention resulted disastrously and must have
influenced the senator's decision to abandon the
Washington contest. Bryan has eleven of the six
teen Nebraska, delegates a sufficient number
to discourage tho wets and to assure tho com
moner of leadership in the convention and pre
eminence in the party in his state. Hartford,
The following lines wore written by Mr. A. L.
Bixby ("Bix") in the Lincoln, Nebraska, State
Journal, in memory of Arthur Mullen, Demo
cratic national committeeman, of Nebraska, who
was defeated for re-election in a contest with Mr.
Bryan and the dry forces:
A power in politics, ho rose
To sun-kist heights of glory;
.. He led his party by the nose
The young, the old and hoary.
. Ho never practiced to deceive,
His manner firm, not sullen;
No party boss, I will believe,
' Had much the edge on Mullen.
Alas, he stoutly stood for stout,
- -While others favored water;
" And that's why fate" beyond a doubt
Marked Mullen for the slaughter.
For King Gambrius, Art went bail
On many a sad occasion;
' He fought tho women tooth and nail,
And that without evasion.
For his offenses anyhow
' He's paid in fullest measure;
He's no more boss than I am now,
And finds in life no pleasure.
Ambition lured I see it all
It spurred him on to action;
, That's why I note in Mullen's fall
- Great cause for satisfaction.
. Pid not proud Caesar for this, fault.
,- Lose all that friendship gave him,
So after Brutus called a halt
; Saltpetre wouldn't save him?
; Assertiveness was never shy
' With Art, say those who knew him,
That he must feed on humble pio
Will tame him and subdue him.
And this suggests a closing thought
Of glory from disaster;
I Someday he may -come back, but not
As party lord and master.
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