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women voters of the state will not bo out of
The capital city of your state has, a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for governor in
the person of former Mayor Charles W. Bryan..
It gives us pleasure .to, say .to rthe Democratic
women voters of the state that Mr. Bryan has
actively and ably, .supported vall of the progres
sive legislative reforms, municipal, state and na
tional, that the women have taken an active in
Mr. Bryan stands for law enforcement and for
the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner maternity
bill. 1 ' '
Mr. Bryan's efforts to reduce the cost of liv
ing and to curb the profiteer through the estab
lishment of a municipally owned 'electric light
plant, municipal coal yard, municipal gas Jrlant,
municipal ice plant and a municipal public mar
ket has resulted jn a great saving to the people
of Lincoln in the cost of the necessaries of life.
Wo believe that a man of Mr. Bryan's ability,
courage and fidelity to the people's cause is
needed in the governor's chair for the next two
years to reduce taxes, to put the state's affairs
on a business basis, and to prevent profiteering
or graft in the construction of the new capitol
building and to promote the interest of the far
mers, the wage-earners and the masses of the
people of this state.
Mr. Bryan's character and integrity as a citi
zen and his record as a public official of this city
are such that we cheerfully commend him, and
we appeal ta the women voters of the state to
join with us in nominating him on July 18 and
electing him governor in November.
Mrs. A. J. Sawyer
Mrs. Dr. P. L. Hall
Mrs. E. F. Snavely
Mrs. Thos. J.. Doyle
Mrs. John S. McCarty
Mrs. Sterling F. Mutz
Mrs. C. M. Sidles
Mrs. C. A. Lord
Mrs. Clara C. Clayton
Mrs. Henry H. Branch
Mrs. Mary O'Donnell
Mrs. J. D. Slado
Mrs. C. P. Lippe
Mrs. C. E. Herman
Mrs. H. Moran
Mrs. Paul Coss
Mrs. D. II. Q'Shea
Mrs. Jacob H. North
Mrs. G. H. Walters
Mrs. Dr. E. A. Can
Mrs. J. H. Gardner
Mrs. J. R. Farris
Mrs. P. T. McCerr
Mrs. Dr. J. D. Case
Mrs. Dr. P. J. Bentjf
Miss Anna Butt
Mrs. Dr. R. L. Bentley
Mrs. C. W. Branch
Mrs. Fred C. Ayers
Mrs. Will H. Love
Mrs. Eva. J. Marti
Mrs. Dexter Barrett
Mrs. M. L. Ludden
Mrs. II. A. Meier
HITCHCOCK PLEDGED TO DRY CAUSE
United States Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock
issued a statement June 15 to the Democratic
voters of Nebraska, following his filing for re
nomination. The statement in full is as follows:
"In submitting hiy name to the Democratic
primaries for approval of my course in the Unit
ed States Senate and for a renomiriation, an ex
tended statement is not necessary. The men and
women of Nebraska know my record and my
opinions. I have never tried to hide them.
"My public acts have heen dictated by my con
science and by my judgment: In the main I feel
ussured they have met the approval of a major
ity of the people of Nebraska who have been con
siderate during the past twelve years in passing
on my mistakes and shortcomings, and generous
in commendation where 1 have had success.
"Since I began my public service many ad
vances have been made in affairs of government.
Jt has been a progressive period. Railroad con
trol, trust legislation, irrigation of arid lands,
the federal reserve bank act, the federal farm
joau bank, and other attempts to improve condi
tions have had my support and been enacted.
' Four great amendments of the constitution
have been achieved; the election of senators by
the people, the income tax, woman suffrage and
Prohibition. Each of these four must be accepted
as settled issues as questions that the people
"Prohibition, however, differs from the other
jhree in this respect that it requires enforcement
legislation and annual appropriations. From now
,oi qUQ8tin chtefly one of enforcement.
Six year ago, during the election, I said I was
against prohibition, but that if it carried I would
neip enforce it. This I have done by supporting
l appropriations and all legislation needed for
joe purpose, including my vote November IS of
ast year for the bill amending and strengthen
ing the enforcement act. I shall continue to sup
Port enforcement legislation and appropriations. ,
fnn i lievo that the Bsch-Cummins act has
tn i? ,to Prate satisfactorily and. with fairness
op . interests concerned. It has resulted in ex
cessive rates, and I favor its amendment by new
gisiution that shall put the-railroad owners on
a Parity with other citizens and meet 'the just
needs and rights of shippers, travelers and con-
Hifln fiHf Denetflts of co-operative borrowing I
Sral ?arn,UCih redUCtiU ,n Merest iX on
SfiLl& clal condition of
fcr'thol?1017 or the Primury teni, and
rc,r the extending and strengthening it rather
than limiting and weakening it
dlerBofVmirainJfU8tCd Pention for the ' sol
uieis of our late war that will meet fairly and
adequately their just claims upon our govern-
"The ponding tariff bill is in my opinion a
oriWinT?00- " !hr0aten8 t0 increase "the cost
mi lSf'toPromote truat formation and to cur
tail still further our falling commerce.
the proposed ship subsidy bill means the
sale of our great merchant marine to private
interests at a fraction of its cost, and the pay
ment from our treasury each year of millions in
subsidies to favored interests. To both of these
1 am unalterably opposed.
"I submit my name to the Democratic pri
maries free from any entanglements or alliances
for or against any other candidates, and in per
son and through my newspaper, the Omaha
World-Herald, shall extend to all the same fair
and considerate treatment that I myself hope for
at the hands of my fellow Democrats."
DOUGLAS DEMOCRATS FORM HARMONY
(From the Omaha World-Herald, July 5.)
The Democratic Harmony club of Douglas
county was formed at an enthusiastic gathering
at the Omaha Athletic club Monday evening,
when about fifty persons were present. The ob
ject of the new organization is to promote har
mony among Democrats throughout Nebraska in
furtherance of the election campaign next fall.
Meetings will be hold once a week.
The club indorsed the following candidates
who are to be voted on at the primaries: G. M.
Hitchcock for senator, C. W. Bryan for governor,
William McNichols for lieutenant governor and
Kenneth W. McDonald for attorney general.
Among the leading organizers were Ray Mad
den, who was elected president of the new or
ganization; William Ramsey, Mrs. Boulah, Sin
clair, William Ritchie, jr., William Kavan, Harry
Hough, Eugene O'Sullivan, Harry Easton, elected
secretary-treasurer, Barney Gill, E. E. Howell,
Mrs. J. Munroe, D. W. Sivarr, A. E. Royce, Wm.
Lovely and Albert E. May.
In part the resolutions were as follows:
"Whereas, under the present Republican ad
ministration in both nation and state the people
have suffered from unprecedented extravagance,
inefficiency and misrule, and
"Whereas the present national administration
by reason of its tariff policy, the exemption of
corporation and other large incomes from just
taxation, the seating of Senator Newberry, etc.,
has shown to the taxpayers of the United States
that it is a tool of the predatory interests that so
valiantly contributed to the Republican cam
paign fund of 1920; That, in the state of Nebras
ka, the extravagance of the present Republican
administration stands out in disgraceful contrast
to the traditional economy and efficiency of the
state Democratic administration, as the records
show that in the years 1919-21 the Republicans
appropriated the sum of $50,289,000 while in
the years 1915-1917 o.f Democratic leadership
but $18,863,000 was appropriated.
"Whereas, in former years, the Democratic
party has been a victim of factional differences
over certain issues that are at present settled and
disposed of, and as the rank and file of the Ne
braska Democrats, thousands of progressive Re
publicans and other exhausted taxpayers are call
in for a haven of refuge to escape further ex
posure to governmental incompetence, we issue
a call for all Democrats to enter the camp of
unity and harmony and return to economy and
simplicity in government."
Similar clubs have been reported from Colum
i,q Norfolk. Plattsmouth, Tecumseh, David
City Bridgeport, Sidney, Fremont, Hastings,
Lincoln and other cities.
i " " '
WHY NOT M'SPARRIN?
The value of Pinchot's victory over the 'ma
i T ereatly lessened by 'its enormous cost.
whV'nb't lect the Democratib candidate -Mr
McSparrin? and get an anti-machine man without
a big campaign fund?
What a comfort it must bo to feel secure.
Hero we have the coal striko with six hundred
thousand miners idle; tho coal supplies diminish
ing; the feoling between tho employers and em
ployees is growing more blttor and yet thero
seems to bo no great Interest felt in tho situa
tion. A few are murdered in southern Illinois In
an outbreuk of barbarism that makes us won
der how thick tho veneer of civilization really is
in this most favored land, but no efforts are be
ing made to substitute reason for force in the set
tlement of Industrial disputes.
A railroad strike is on; men are leaving thoir
positions because of differences botwoen them
and their employers in the matter of wages. Tho
railroads aro advertising for new men to take the
places of tho strikers and tho strikers, in ono
place at least -Slater, Missouri, tako charge of
the works and announce that now men shall not
work. And yot tho public sloops. How far can
these disputes in tho industrial world bo carried
before the public will understand the necessity
for some system of investigation that will pro
tect that largo third party, called the public,
whose interests are disregarded by both sides in
their warfare one against tho other?
A labor court with compulsory findings will
not meet the needs of tho case; neither will com
pulsory arbitration. But why not compulsory in
vestigation with independence of action after
the investigation is concluded? If the people
are to freeze this winter while labor and capital
fight out their differences, why not let tho public
know what they are lighting about and on which
side justice lies? If tho railroads arc to bo
v tied up and transportation stopped, why not
some information before the public Is compelled
to return to primative methods of transporta
tion? If investigation, with independence of uc
tion reserved, can settle international disputes,
why not try it in the industrial world?
W. J. BRYAN.
SAMUEL ON TUB SEA
What a pity some gifted writer of comic opera
does not give us a new "Pinafore" with "Samuel
on the Sea" for his subject. The idea of tho
United States selling liquor on its own boats in
order "to make them pay" and at the same time
punishing bootleggers on land for violating tho
law "because it pays to do so" is the height of
Three acts would be sufficient. The first would
be on a stage lighted with dark lanterns, where
masked conspirators Inveigle Uncle Sam into ex
perimenting with bootlegging on his boats. Tho
second would show his exposure, with a brerer
and a wet Congressman turning on the spot
light, followed by consternation, explanation, otc.
The third act would represent the "mopping-up"
when Uncle Sam, sobered by his humiliating ex
perience, would vent his wrath upon those who
led him astray. The comedy should end with
"Columbia the gem of the ocean."
W. J. BRYAN.
WOMEN IN POLITICS
With Mrs. Olesen, the Democratic candidate
for Senator in Minnesota; Mrs. HoOper, Demo
cratic candidate for Senator in Wisconsin; Mrs.
Gault, Democratic candidate for Congress in one
of the Minnesota districts, and Miss O'KJbefe,
Democratic candidate for Congress in an Indiana
district all drys the Democratic party Is do
ing its part in recognizing woman in politics.
The candidates above named will not make
their appeal on the ground that they aro wom
en but on the ground that they can better repre
sent the constituencies for which they will speak
than the Republican candidates opposing them,
THE SHIP SUBSIDY
The ship subsidy is simply a bald, bare-faced
piece of piracy attempted by big business against
the tax payers of the nation. It has no more vir
tue in it than any other piece of class legislation.
It relies for its hope of success upon the ability
of the predatory interests to control Congress.
If it ever comes it will, like the protective tariff,
develop its appetite as it grows in years and in
size. The infant industry that is nourished by a'
tariff never reaches weaning age and It is never
ashamed to nurse. We are getting away from
the whisky bottle why turn the country over to
the nursing bottle?
A QUESTIONABLE EXCUSE
A Republican congress finally decided that it
might look like lack of confidence to Investigate
the attorney general. That is the usual excuse
when the majority is big enough, but is it big
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