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Vol. VIII. No. 17.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1908.
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GIVEN GREAT OVATION
GREAT COMMONER RECEIVE8
STUDENTS HONOR THE LEADER
INTERRUPTED CONTINUOUSLY BY
Brilliant and Caustic Remarks on Op
ponents Bring Forth Admiring
Plaudits From University
Appreciating to tho fullest extent
the honor of entertaining tho presi
dential candidates of the two great
political parties within the space of
two weeks, tho University of Nebras
ka yesterday accorded to Wi J. Bry
an what is pronounced to be the great
est reception ever given by a univer
sity of thiB stato to a political speak
er. Over twelve hundred students and
members of tho faculty jammed Mem
orial hall and cheered vociferously at
the brilliant sallies of tho democratic
candidate. During the closing fifteen
minutes of Ills address, Mr. Bryan was
interrupted no Igsb than a dozen
times by tumultous applause. In his
preoration, practically every sentenco
was punctuated by a round of cheers,
which could not but gratify tho candi
date as ho noted the Intelligent appre
ciation of his logic, wit, and magnetic
Picked it to Pieces.
Especially did the audience appre
ciate Mr. Bryan's keen analyzatlon of
tho republican platform planks re
garding publicity of campaign contri
butions and tho election of United
States senators by direct vote of the
people. His characterization of the
republican attitude on the tariff was
given tremendous applause.
At no point in the course of his ad
dress did Mr. Bryan lose the attention
of his audience. His voice, still as
full of melody and eloquonce as ever,
despite tho strenuous campaign of the
past three weeks, extended to every
corner of Memorial hall. Yet even
though his listeners were not obliged
to strain their ears to hear his
words, never for a moment did their
attention wander. His logic, wit, and
oratorical power held them to the last
Mr. Bryan's addresB was of a char
acter which presidential candidates
seldom confer upon a university au
dience. He realized apparently that
this was one of his very few speeches
In Lincoln, and he further appreciated
the fact that his audience was com
posed of- university students ivho had
minds of their own. and were not sat
isfied with glided generalities or sugar
coated compliments. ,
Stay, is Brief.
At tho conclusion of his addfeBs,
Mr. Bryan was surrounded by mem
bers of the university faculty, many
of whom are friends of several years'
Btandlng, and by others who had a
place on the platform, , all of whom
wished to express their appreciation
of hlB address. On leaving the hall,
he at once entered his carriage and
was driven toTalrviewrwherehe-apent
Today Mr. Bryan starts upon a tour
of Nebraska which will occupy the re
mainder of the week. He will travel
over a large part of tho Btato, making
a large number of speeches' in the
course of his trip. MY. Bryan's stay
at his homo' was short He arrived
only Sunday from Chicago, whither he
IJ OIN EXCURSION TO MINNESOTA $7.20
had gone on ending a tour of Iowa and
other stateB of the middle west.
Tho plans for yesterday's gathering
were well laid under the auspices ol
tho University Bryan and Kern club.
Memorial hall was decorated with the
stars and stripes and with pictures ol
Mr. Bryan. On tho balcony rail at
either side were crossed flags and
lithographs of tho democratic pros!
dentin! nominee. Across the front ol
the organ were tho same emblems.
The university band occupied one cor
ner of the lower floor and rendered
severnl stirring Selections prior to
the arrival of tho speaker.
Shortly before Mr. Bryan's arlval,
President Adams of tho Bryan and
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, Baked beans, baked on tho premises
and sorved hot with delicious brown
bread, 10c, at Tho Boston Lunch.
1 1 (fnmak-
WILL RUN EXCURSION
CROWD TO GO WITH FOOTBALL
TEAM TO MINNESOTA.
BIG RALLY TOR THIS EVENING
3tudents Will Stir Things Up in Mem
orial Hall and Arrange Things
For Trip Band to Be On
"Join tho oxcurslon to Minnesota."
'When? Friday evening."
"Prlco? Only $7.20 for tho round
"I'm with you."
The foregoing laconic conversation
took place several tlmoB yesterday af
ternoon whenever two real university
students met on the campus. Tho
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
subject of their conversation divided
attention with Mr. Bryan's address.
It was only yostorday aftornoon that
Managor Eagor learned for certain
that a spoclal train would bo taken to
Minnesota Friday to accommodato a
groat crowd of rooters who want to
seo tho Cornhuskors In action against
tho Gophors Saturday. When ho lot
out tho nows and it spread about the
campus tho students began at onco
to flguro how they could rakd up
onough monoy to mako tho trip. All
of them admitted tho prlco was choap
and a good many of them at onco noti
fied Managor Eagor that they would
go along, and purchased tickets on tho
Must Sell 200 Tickets.
Tho management doalros to have
enough tickets sold by tomorrow night
to guarantee tho railroad company
which runs the special that thoro will
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MR. BRYAN'S SPEECH
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE TALK
OF RIVAL PLATFORMS.
ATTACKS REPUBLICANS' STAWT
8EEK8 TO PROVE HIS PARTY
THE MORE PROGRESSIVE.
Uses Fund of Logic, Wit and Sarcasm
on Republican Statements of
Principles by Platform
and by Leaders.
In nddrosslng the studonto anit fac
ulty of the university, Mr. Bryaft ca
nned hlmsolf ontiroly to political
questions. With tho principles of tho
two loading parties as outlined la
their platform as his text, ho pro
ceeded to annlyfco those documents i
an effort to show what each really
stood for. He spoko In substanco as
"I recognize that ono assumes A 'big
responsibility when heappoars 'bo
fore those who aro going to eft. in
judgment on his acts. You have
heard my opponent recently and It 1
no' moro than fair that you should
now hoar mo. I shall not attempt
to change your hearts today. I hayo
had too much oxporlenco In pontics
to attempt to do anything of that
sort. The object of my speech Is to
show .you if you aro at all inclined
to bo- democratic, that you can -best
show this spirit by voting tho demo
"When wo speak of a democratic
party I don't uso tho word in a par
tisan sensey-wo moan a party that
believes and trusts in the people.
Wherever thero-tfrOtwo political par
ties, there Is one thdttruats tho peo
pie, and there Is another that Is no);
so democratic. In this country there
are two great political parties, and
one of thoso is of necessity nearer the
people than the other. Ono of these
great parties is going to be success
ful and ono is going Jo bo defeated?
Thus, when you cast your vote you
must, chooso which in your opinion I'
the nearest the people.
Two Great Parties.
"All over the world there are twe
parties, just as there are hero, one o
them standing for the people and the
other favoring the few. Everywhere
democracy Is growing and everywhere
the party of the aristocracy is dying.
Progress 1b alwayB towards the party
of the people. It la the duty of every
one to Investigate and decide fof
himself which is the party of the
maBB.es. ' '
"Political parties are to be meas
ured by their platforms, for these are
the last statement of principles left
by the respective parties.. Our plat
form, which was made at Denver, was
made by -a convention which is. re
markable In the history of political
parties. There the platform oa which
we stand was made and it was
anlmously adopted. In Chicago tf
republicans met. and constructed AheSf
platform and we have a right to alh
snme -that, it expreeeeS'the.feellBgjjf
those In control of that party. J eay
thoeoln control of the party, for.ojur
platform at Denver was made la ac
cordance" with the washes of toe peo
ple, who themselves controlled ty
democratic party, while that adqrtiai
In Chicago was a deliberate cheat f
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