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VOL. L6, NO. 5
Entorort nt tlio Pofltonico at Lincoln, Nebraska,
mi wocond-cJaHH matter,
WIF.UIAM J. BUYAU, CHARLES W. BRYAN
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STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGE
MENT, ETC., REQUIRED IIY THE ACT OF
CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24, Ui!i
of Tho Commoner, published monthly 'at Lincoln,
Nebraska, for April J, 1910.
State of Nebraska )
County of Lancaster )
Uefore me, a notary public In and for tho stato
and county aforesaid, personally appeared Chas. W.
Bryan, who, having been duly sworn according to
law, depoues and says that he is tho publisher of
Tho Commoner, and that tho following Is, to tho
best of his knowledge and bellof, a truo state
ment of tho ownership, management, etc., of tho
aforesaid publication for tho date shown In tho
abovo caption, required by tho Act of August 21,
1012, embodied In section 4-13, postal laws and reg
ulations, to wit:
1. That the names and addresses of tho publish
er, editor, associate editor, and business managers
Publisher: Charles W. Bryan.. .Lincoln, Nebraska
Editor: "William Jennings Bryan .Lincoln, Nebraska
Assoclato Editor: Charles W. Bryan. .Lincoln, Neb.
Business AJanagors: None.
2. That tho owner is: William Jonnlngs Bryan,
3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, and
other security holders holding 1 per cont or moro
of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other
securities are: None.
CHAS. w. BRYAN, Publisher.
Sworn to and subscribed beforo mo this 31st
day of March, 191 C.
J. R. FARRIS, Notary Public.
(My commission expires July 19, 1918.)
It is reported that Mr. Roger Sullivan is for
Mr. Wilson. That the valuo of this announce
ment may not he overestimated, it is woll to re
momhor that Mr. Sullivan was for Mr. Bryan
"when he wanted to ho elected to the convention
Colonel Roosevelt insists that the republicans
must not think of nominating him unless they
feel like doing something heroic. Wouldn't nom
inating a warlike gentleman like the colonel, in
tho face of tho general desire of the people of
the United States for peace, he sufficiently heroic
to satisfy him?
As proof of the confidence with which the re
republicans will enter the contest for 1916, it
may be pointed out that there is a general will
ingness to get behind Justice Hughes who hasn't
publicly expressed an opinion on great national
questions since he stepped upon the bench a half
dorten years ago.
SENATOR HITCHCOCK'S FRIENDS
Senator Hitchcock's candidates for the honor
of representing tho domocrats of Nebraska in
tho national convention posed as tho only true
and trustworthy friends of tho President, it is
interesting to loam that 9,417 of Mr. Hitchcock's
supporters, instead of voting for Mr. Wilson
voted for a livery man named Ross, thus not
only refusing to support tho President, but ex
pressing their hostility by voting for a man of
"whom they had never heard.
Tho votes cast for Mr. Ross for president were
largely cast in tho precincts in which Mr Hitch
cock was tho favorite. There were eightv-slr
thousand democratic votes cast, Mr. Wilson r
xwived 69,506, Ross 9,417, and some 7 00 f dW
not express presidential preference.
' W. J. BRYAN.
The papers that make it their business to
plead the cause of munition manufacturers and
who are beating the bushes for recruits in their
fight for bigger appropriations foi the army and
navy, aro becoming very much alarmed for fear
the congressmen will be more interested in local
improvements than in army contracts. Local
improvements are now contemptuously dubbed
"pork." If a congressman, following the rule
that has been adopted in other places, wants a
public building for a town in his district, he is
at once accused of voting for "pork." If he
wants to improve a river or harbor in order that
boats may compete with the railroads, he is ac
cused of voting for "pork." Thus is abuse be
ing substituted for argument. The jingoes hav
ing taken possession of the flag, denounce every
body as unpatriotic who does not shout approval
of every proposed increase in appropriations for
wars that SHOULD never come and which
WILL NOT COME unless we permit the militar
ists to force us into the adoption of European
Those jingo papers, however, have no crit
icism of the "statesmen" who vote in the inter
est of manufacturers who live in their district.
These papers never accuse a protectionist of be
ing interested in "pork," when he allows his
manufacturer constituents to write the tariff
schedules. Senator Lodge is advocating a na
tional policy which will bring great profit to the
General Electric, which has a great plant in his
state, but even the fact that he is a stockholder
in the General Electric company passes unno
ticed, while the papers that applaud him and the
things he advocates derisively shout "pork"
whenever a western or southern congressman
votes for an appropriation that will be spent in
his district. Any pork wanted by the jingoes is
W. J. BRYAN.
TO CORRECT MISREPRESENTATIONS
To correct the deliberate and malicious mis
representations of the corporation controlled
papers, the readers of The Commoner are in
formed that William J. Bryan has never had
any thought of going to the democratic national
convention as an alternate from Nebraska, or as
a delegate from any other state, and that Chas.
w. Bryan has had no thought of running for
governor without the democratic nomination.
THE THREATENING "DOOM"
There is one portion of the German note that
s sure to awaken a hearty response in Amer
ican hearts. It reads: .
"If the German government, nevertheless is
resolved to go to the utmost limit otmSSfcn?,
it has been guided not alone by the friendship
connecting the two great nations for over 100
wS nla 8 V" tll0Ugllt of th erelt doom
Which threatens the entire civilized world should
prolonged." Sangu!nar "tended I and
"The German government, conscious of Ger
many s great strength, twice 'within Z last few
months announced before the world its reaS7
ness to make peace on a basis safeguarding f rS"
many's vital interests, thus indJSSS that ?Ub
not Germany's fault if peace is still witUli
from the nations of Eurone Th nil d
ornment feels all the m iwmla il ? B?V"
Ihf frponnbility "Eld noT'bot? nrf
the forum of mankind and in history if iw
If Germany shrinks with hor-nr f .
thought of extending or prolong S0m the
inary war, surely the Z?fl vl8 g this san&u
United States are as unwilHnl g maSSes th
responsibility of adding "o c itlL to 8?ume the
the extent of tho confltet. he length or
Now is the time for tnte nnHn A
good offices to the bell ljenta with ntm?er its
aiding in the restoration of peace Vlew to
W. J, BRYAN.
BEFORE AND AFTER
The following clippings from an unfriendly
Iowa paper may interest the readers of Tho
"At last we are prepared to state, the facts
about the Bryan tour through Iowa they have
fessed up. Mr. Bryan is not to be paid.
The levies that have been made on communities
are to pay the costs of the special train, with
its outriders and inriders. That means nearly
a couple of thousands. The towns and cities
have been asked to pay this amount, according
to their ability and also according to the time
that Mr. Bryan will speak in each.
The peerless one will make 37 speeches and
talks. In Cedar Rapids the Business Men's
Temperance association, the W. C. T. U., the
Civic league the mysterious stranger who was
present at the Roth-Rail primary and the
Linn County Suffrage association will participate
as sponsors, promoters and contributors. And
these are all the facts. Praise God, Billy is go
ing to do something for the cause, and not
merely for his purse."
"That William Jennings Bryan has lost none
of his popularity as a citizen and non.e of his
power as a platform orator was demonstrated
at the city auditorium last night, when a vast
audience packed the building to the doors to
hear him talk on woman's suffrage. That was
the way he phrased it, 'woman's suffrage.'
"Probably never before, not even qn the mem
orable occasion when A. B. Cummins was first
nominated for governor, was there such a large
audience in the auditorium. Every seat was oc
cupied long before 8 o'clock, and at that, hour
every square foot of standing room was also
taken. Probably a thousand persons stood
throughout Mr. Bryan's speech, which lasted an
hour and forty minutes. Probably more than
half -of those present were women, but all sorts
and conditions of men were also in evidence,
and it was to the men that Mr. 'Bryan devoted
the greater part of his address.
"Bryan's appearance was greeted with a
storm of applause and the demonstrations of
approval were frequent throughout his address.
Practically the whole of his speech was a plainly-worded
and powerful argument for woman
suffrage. There was little attempt at sustained
flights of eloquence save at the close, when he
urged as his final argument in favor of woman
suffrage that man needs the co-operation of
women to help the United States teach the
world how to secure and to maintain peace
through love and confidence rather than
through force and fear." '
Here is a democratic song "
If anything on earth goes wrong
If Mexicans are on our track
If hay is rotting in the stack,
If Porter will not put it back,
' ' A- mat,
If wheat needs rain which doean'Hallfi?
If com is short and weeds are tall,Vr'
Blame Bryan. '" W
L?uTB cross the RI Grande, .-. - -f "
And kill our folks and spoil our land
And scare us all to hont , ,., "u Jf
Blame Bryan. '
If neutral ships sink out of sight,'
If B" " ;
we ;;;, ;bnf " r ?" goes w -i
aiJT tT ut5 cause tor long
Blame Bryan. '"
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ThLVJi e1glorious by and by - -
The people vote Nebraska dry, - .'
If you can't see the reason why, . '
Blame Bryan. ' "T -
- '-A. L. Bixby, in Nebraska State; jSutnal