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halt. , "vhon the prices of farm products and
HvMock'Tliaye been 'reduced 'brie-half arid' the
cost' tit ofaora'ting the stato government has near
ly fittktfrupleu, it is time that the taxpayers" took
;$hfiri4 in (tho affairs of state.
I hayb outlined in a platform the necessary
io'teps to reduce taxes and put the state on an
'economical, business basis." I do riot expect to
"permit the Republicans to dodge the main issue
' in this campaign. The issue is "Tax Reduction."
1 am opposed to any backward stop being taken
cm what has beon accomplished along moVal and
political lines in this state. I tfril in favor of
1 strict law' enforcement. ; ,
f', Prohibition is no.w a part ofthe federal arid
' State constitutions. Wo have strfdfc statut'dk, state
and national, for Us enforcement. Thq ' Demo
,'bratic candidates are pledged to uphold the policy
; of this state as adopted. If the Republican candi
dates will mako similar pledges, the contest in
' Nebraska will come squarely on tax reduction vs.
high taxes, extravagance and joy-riding at the
Political parties antagonistic to the purposes
of tho Democratic party should not bo permitted
to divide tho party, to evade the issues or to
muddy the wator. The movement last winter to
organize a third political party has been
Wrecked by internal dissensions.. -The. only party
holding out any hope to the people for tax. re
duction Is the Democratic party. If one, faction
' of tho already divided third party nominates part
:of its candidates on tho Democratic ticket, it will
rdsult in one part of tho Democratic ticket fight-
ing tho ether part of tho Democratic ticket in the
fall campaign and thus guarantee a continuation
of tho present Republican regime and all that
tneans to the taxpayors. The Democratic party
is pulling itself, together throughout tho state
for a united attack to freo the taxpayers from the
Injustices which they havo been subjected to for
tho last four years. A united democracy,
pledged to law enforcement and a return to
normalcy in tho cost of government, will sweep
I have not attempted to suggest, and will not
attompt to suggest any particular candidates that
should be or should not be nominated on the
Democratic ticket. I have endeavored to bring
all elomonts of the party into harmony on the
issues in Nebraska so that -the party's position
will bo unassailable in the fall campaign, I have
made no tie-ups, I have formed no alliances, I
i have suggested no slates, and, any attitude" to-
, rwards othor candidates during, the remainder of
,the primary campaign will be as It has been thus
far, one of friendly neutrality.
I believe that the code biU should -be im
mediately repealed upon the assembling of, tho
Democratic legislature next January. , If nomi
nated and elected governor, I will undertake to
Immediately discharge the great army of high
priced and useless state employes that are now
riding on tho taxpayer's back without working
I am gratified at the endorsements that my
candidacy is receiving in my home city and
throughout the stato by those who are taking an
activo part to bring the. Democratic party into
position to do its duty to the taxpayers after
olectlon. A most appropriate Democratic slo
gan has been suggested for this campaign. It is
"Look at your tax receipt and turn the rascala
As a Democratic candidate for the nomination
of governor, subject to the decision of the vot
ers in the primary next Tuesday, July 18, I will
appreciate the support of those who. believe in
the justice of our cause and who believe that my
candidacy offers the best opportunity for suc
cess. CHARLES W. BRYAN.
MR. BRYAN FILES FOR GOVERNOR
In a statement Issued Juno 18, Charles W
Bryan announced his filing as candidate for gov
ornor, and gave his .reasons for ontering the gov
"I have filed as a candidate for governor. It
has not been my personal desire to stand as a
candidate this year. If it had boon, I Would have
filed some months ago.
"I havo been engaged in farming and a breed
er of live stock all my life. I personally know
the effect on the farming business of high intor-
. est rates on mortgages, low prices on grain and
live stock and abnormal and unnecessarily high
taxes. In addition to farming, I have been de
voting all the time that I could as an advocate of
, progressive legislation to protect the farmers
. middle classes and wage-earners from being com
polled to contribute more than a just share of
their earnings to othera.
"Tho personal petition presented to me, joined
in by fifty prominent Democratic men and wom
en of my home city, representing all elements or
former factions of the party, and what that ap
peal represented, deeply impresses me. The feel
ing that my candidacy might prevent the Demo
cratic party from being drawn into the contest
being waged by the already divided forces of the
new third party which would undoubtedly
cause the present Republican regime of riotous
extravagance and burdensome taxes being again
fastened upon the state for two years more-r-has
much to do with my decision to stand as a candi
date. "The argument made to -me by the home folks
: representing a united,. deniQcracy that my candi
dacy would remove the question of wet and ,dry
or law enforcement from the campaign and en
able the Democratic party to go forward as a unit
j to victory and put tho state government on a
business basis by bringing the expense of gov
ernment within the people's ability to pay, ap
pealed to be so strongly that I feel that I should
take part in this contest as a candidate.
"In a later statement I will outline some
specific remedies for lowering taxes and substi
tuting economy and efficiency, for extravagance
and waste in state government."
, PLATFORM OF C. W. BRYAN
Mr. Bryan has issued the following statement:
' "In submitting my name as a Democratic can-
didate for governor at the primary election, I do
so with the assurance of many that my candi
dacy will prevent the injection of the - liquor
question into the state campaign and encourage
a militant Democracy to concentrate its efforts
upon tax reduction and- business efficiency in
"I favor strict law enforcement.
"The Republican beneficiaries of high salaries
, and numerous political jobs cannot be expected
to lower their own salaries or to abolish their
"I believe the taxes. should be, and can be re
duced. "I believe that the way to reduce taxes is to
reduce the cost of government", and to be more
"I believe that the code bill should be re
pealed. "I believe that the duplication of administra
tive heads, as now in force, has greatly added to
the number of employes on the pay roll, lowered
the efficiency of the service of the state govern
ment, and is an imposition upon 'the taxpayers.
"I favor placing the administrative and de
partmental work of the state back into the
hands of the regularly elected state officials, as
intended by the constitution.
1 "I believe in a re-grouping of the various de
partments in the -hands of the proper state of
ficials where said state officials can be held di
rectly responsible to the voters who elect them,
and that the great army of useless employes now
on the pay roll should be discharged as a mat
ter of economy.
"I do not believe that merely a 'modification'
of the code bill will purge the state's pay roll of
superfluous employes. 'Modification' enables
candidates to straddle the issue and enables ir
responsible campaign managers to promise po
litical campaign workers an unlimited number
of jobs that the code bill makes possible
"I am in favor, of abolishing joy-riding at the
people s expense by the numerous state officers
and employes on mileage books paid for bv the
"I believe that the cost of the new sHf
.capitol should be kept within the appropria ion
and that the very apparent profiteering in the
bids for construction of the new capitol buildlne
should be handled without gloves 0U11"ng .
km','1 ibeli,7te tbat tllQ recently enacted revenue
bill should be repealed or amended to prevent
discrimination in favor of the bond holders 11
IvoZty famerS and 0ther Wners tangi
"Recognizing the automobile as a necessitv fn
all classes of citizens, I favor the reduction ?
the automobile license tax in proportion to the
reduction in income of the farmers an tl w Jl -earners
of the state. ners and wage-
th,?eJrenchmen,t 8h0uld be the watchward until
the farmers and wage-earners recover S
the disastrous effects of deflation caused bvSE
misuse of the federal reserve act Dy the
"In considering appropriations for all stitp
work and all state institutions, careful PnS
c0ontdiitUhou,d be given t0 the wSff SSS
"These questions deal with the tarn . i.
peace of mind of the people n nte 1?
essary tax-eater is forced to take Ws haul out of
the taxpayer's pocket, the taxpayer is in
frame of mind to consider other subjects
"I favor the provisions of the " Shennir,i
Towner maternity, bill. -PPard-
"I am, a supporter of the primary, system, and
favor doing away with the party circle, and !
opposed to the four bills becoming a law that a
to be voted upon under the referendum
"I am in favor of the repeal of, or an amend
ment to, the indeterminate sentence law and n
favor of the modification of the. rules governing
the pardon board that permit and encouraen
weak officials to release from tho penitentiary
qpnfirmear criminals without proper, punishment
"Upon the prosperity and welfare of u,p
farmer; anaihe wage-e.ar.ners,, depend. .the pros
perty, .and. progress of-thp state as,awhole and
J4iwill -encourage and support in he future' as I
havfi incthfi.;past, every legitimate , effort to im
prove heir.pondition and. to facilitate' thir prog
ress, , i, . . . , . . .- ..,.. . t
. "Fqrireferenc.es as to my4 business, ability or
as to my devotion to the cause of the common
people, I refer the voters of the state of Ne
braska to the voters of the city of Lincoln."
ORGANIZED LABOR ENDORSES MR. BUYAX
To the wage-earners, farmers and middle
classes, mea and women of Nebraska,, who will
vote in the Democratic primaries July is, per
mit us to call your attention to a candidate for
The wage-earners of Lincoln know Charles V
Bryan "and-iwhat he has dons for the people ; of
this city. Mr. Bryan, when he was mayor, es
tablished a legal aid department and furnished
an attorney for people who were financially un
able to employ a lawyer. He established a mu
nicipal free employment bureau to find work for
the unemployed. He settled the strike of the
day laborers against the low wages that were re
ceived by working men on the Terminal build
ing and other contract work in the city, by in
ducing the employers to grant increases in wages
that the laboring men needed to enable them to
properly support their families. Mr. Bryan
brought about the reduction in the price of gas
in Lincoln, saving $100,000 in two years to the
gas consumers. He was largely responsible for
recovering the money that the gas consumers
paid in the way of over-charges for gas, amount
ing to nearly $500,000.
Mr. Charles W. Bryan was largely responsible
for the. establishment of the park system for the
benefit of the common people, He established
the Zoo for the benefit of the children.
Mr. Bryan has led the fight against profiteer
ing and established a record in Lincoln last win
ter of breaking the coal combination and sav
ing the coal consumers of Lincoln about $150,
000 on their coal bills.
Mr. Bryan's plan of establishing a municipal
ice plant scared the ice trust in Lincoln to the
extent of reducing the price of ice about $11,000
a month, or $40,000 for the season.
Mr. Bryan has devoted his time for years in
an effort to prevent the taxpayers and the com
mon people from being imposed upon.
Charles W. Bryan is needed as governor to
keep down the appropriation and to prevent
graft during the time the new capitol building
is being built.
If the taxes of the farmers and common peo
ple can be reduced in Nebraska, Charles W.
Bryan is the one to lead the fight to reduce
The people of Lincoln vote for Mr. Bryan re
gardless of party affiliation, and we, regardless
of our party affiliation, recommend to the far
mers, wage-earners and taxpayers who vote in
the Democratic primary that they vote for
Charles W. Bryan for governor.
Mr. Bryan has all the necessary- qualifications
for governor, has the ability to plan and draft
remedial legislation, and HE GETS RESULTS.
H. C. Peat, Lincoln Typographical Union No.
A. F. Schwenker, Barbers' Union No. 164.
R. W. Young, Carpenters' Union No. 1055.
Jas. Mrakota, Leather Workers' Union No. 23.
W. S. Brown, Pressmen's xUnion No. 10G.
H. Broening, Stereotypers' Union No. 62.
L. A. Moeller, Machinists' Union No. 698.
Fred Knack, Ry. Carmen's Union No. 743.
George Amen, Boiler Makers' Union No. 671.
Henry Frank, Blacksmiths' Union No. 163.
V. E. Gallagher, Sheet Metal Workers' Union
Harold Huyck, Electrical Workers' Union No.
WOMEN VOTERS ENDORSE MR. BRVAX
To the Democratic Women of Nebraska, Greet
ings: The unddrsigned Democratic women voters
feel that a word at this time to the Democratic
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