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OCTOBER 4, 1912
done, and supporting a man for tho
presidency who is a genulno pro
gressive, and one who believes in the
theory of government, that the
peoplo shall rule. Tho large audi
ence that heard Mr. Bryan last even
ing, many of whom were republicans,
testify to his loyalty to tho cause of
what is right.
Following is an Associated Press
dispatch: Boise, Idaho, Sept. 24.
William J. Bryan made two speeches
in Idaho today, his train stopping at
Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
At Idaho Falls ho talked for more
than an hour, discussing at length
the attitude of both Taft and Roose
velt on issues of the day.
He said that Taft was honest and
sincere, but was not in touch with
the common people, due to tho in
terests by which ho was surrounded.
Ho flayed Roosevelt as an eleventh
hour progressive.
Ho said he gave Roosevelt credit
for honesty and sincerity, but said
his great fault was his towering
Bryan illustrated his points with
appropriate ancedotes and kept his
big crowd in good humor. He closed
with a plea for the election of Wil
son and Marshall and the democratic
state ticket.
Pocatello turned out a big crowd
to greet the Nebraskan. He dis
cussed the tariff and the trusts in
his speech there.
The Salt Lake City Tribune, in its
report of the Bryan meeting, said:
Before one of the largest political
gatherings in the history of Utah,
William Jennings Bryan in the Salt
Lake theater entered with his char
acteristic oratory into a lengthy and
spirited discussion of the present
campaign and the qualifications of
the three leading candidates for the
presidency of the United States.
A denouncement of Taft, as one
who was constitutionally distrustful
of the people he served; a scathing
censure of Roosevelt as one who held
that trusts were an economic ad
vance come to stay and who proposed
a plan that could not help but invite
trusts to enter politics and control
presidential elections, forerunning a
socialistic step, and who was trying
to steal progressive planks from the
platform of democracy; high tributes
to Wilson as a man of courage well
fitted to serve tho interests of the
people these formed the features of
an address, which while dispassion
ate, lacked nothing in impressive de
livery. Mr. Bryan did not reach the
theater until 8:40, after a running
trip by automobile from Provo
through intermediate towns, where
he made short addresses. At 7:30,
when the doors of the theater were
opened, the great throng that sought
to gain entrance extended in a mass
around the structure and out to the
car tracks of State and First South
streets. The mad rush for seats re
quired the strenuous efforts of a
corps of policemen to prevent in
juries. Within fifteen minutes after
tho doors had been opened the
theater was packed with a crowd of
3,000 expectant people, while fully
that number was turned away.
Following are Associated Press
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 2.
Hundreds of admirers greeted W. J.
Bryan at the depot when he arrived
here today to open the democratic
campaign in California. Thousands
from nearby towns and villages were
in the city to hear the Nebraskan
His first address was delivered at the
Auditorium theater at 10 a. m.,
when he spoke to the women-voters.
At noon he addressed a meeting of
The Commoner.
workingmen at tho Naud Junction
fight pavallion, and this afternoon
he will be the orator at a big gather
ing. Los Angeles, Cal., Sopt. 23. Wil
liam J. Bryan delivered a dozen ad
dresses In Los Angeles today, al
though only four had been scheduled.
For twelve hourB, tho Nebraskan was
kept on the go, from ono meeting
place to another. He first spoke to
women democrats at a breakfast ten
dered him. An immense crowd
heard him later in tho audi
torum, and in the afternoon he spoke
at Feista park. Before reaching the
park ho delivered a series of ad
dresses from a motor car.
Discussing Colonel Roosevelt and
tho trusts, Mr. Bryan said:
"Mr. Roosevelt says tho trusts
have come to stay and he denounces
the democrats for wanting to mako
it impossible for private monopoly
to exist. Mr. Roosevelt says, 'You
must not try to prevent monopoly,
just regulate it, let it grow and
grow; let it merge and merge; let
it consolidate and consolidate, but
watch it.'
"My friends, he watched it for
seven and a half years and it merged
and merged and when it got to a
doubtful point, when it didn't know
whether it could mergo or not, it
went to him and asked him and ho
said: 'Yes, merge.'
"I don't believe that we can long
maintain political independence when
we have lost industrial independence.
I am not in favor of Mr. Roosevelt's
plan of making tho trusts grow and
increase. It has brought corruption
into every state government that has
tried to control franchise-holding
"Where Mr. Roosvelt's position is
good on national issues the demo
crats have been there "before him. T
think it Is only fair that Mr. Roose
velt should do with his issues like
they sometimes do with eggs mark
tho date on them.
"Now I am glad to have him come
in but ho has been late. He has
been on the other side and wo have
had to work along without him and
with him against us. And now that
he has come over, we have got our
fight about won."
When Mr. Bryan arrived here to
day "on the trail of Roosevelt," he
was breakfasted by a committee of
women voters, and then almost
mobbed by enthusiastic democrats in
the lobby of his hotel. An im
promptu address in the hotel lobby
followed. Mr. Bryan then headed
an automobile parade to Temple
auditorium where ho addressed a
throng of people. At noon ho ad
dressed the workingmen of the mill
district, being introduced by a man
in overalls, Ben Daniels, who com
mended the Nebraskan to his fellow
workers as "the greatest American
of his day."
Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 24
Ushered into the democratic state
convention hall to tho tune of
"Dixie" late today, William J. Bryan
addressed a gathering that had just
chosen as its temporary chairman,
former Congressman A. Caminetti, a
man pledged to the policies of
Bryan. Colonel Bryan arrived but a
moment after the rout of the forces
of Theodore Bell, who had opposed
him at Baltimore. Caminetti won
by a large majority over Mayor
nwoe nf Rifthmond. supported by
Mr. Bell for the temporary chair
manship. In his address to tho convention,
Mr Bryan declared that Governor
Johnson's speech at the republican
national convention in Chicago had
been the "gem of the convention,
and that in his opinion the claims
of the contested Roosevelt delegates
from San Francisco (disallowed by
the remiblican national committee)
were just.
"I thought the progressive dele-
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First article, October Dth.
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