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jc Ja. L j.. MM Mi J - ' - , WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR .-- , i 7i 111 nmii"tmiil"t,-""IM"'' Vl''' fi-m'"-'--" -uwriu ' .. ' -...- ,, . .. M,JJ,lmLJJ11JU,ll 1 1 1 him i iimum iiiiiiniii'iw irfiiaT VOL 19, NO. 11 -. i . Lincoln, Nebraska, November, 1919 Whole Number 727-. Wanted: a Candidate ; Tf now within eight months of the demor t cratic national convention and no one hasah nounced himself as a candidate. What is the matter? - V ' ? ; vnv mnnths it was explained -that men hesi tated to enter the race because' the president had not declared nis pians ior uch a;. . would be unfair to the president to assume. that he would violate the two-term precedent even if his health were such as to make him 'willing to assume the burdens' of the office agdln. . Ho is in line for the presidency of the league co nations and will have the' unanimous' ' SMPPort t ' . ' V4M" , - Democracy's Opp ortonity nf this rnnnirv for the nosition. Those eligible for the democratic nomination should "advance and give the countefcEbn." Among those who are,, first, for the people, and against Wall street; second .for the;' home Political success depends upon two things; namely, opportunity and the ability to take ad vantage of it. The year 1920 will present such a political opportunity as seldom comes to a party, and the democratic party is the only or ganization prepared to take advantage of this opportunity. . SUGGESTIONS FOR A PLATFORM There is a growing antagonism botween capi tal and labor and this has led to aibitrary. action on the part of some capitalists and it has .also led some extremists on the other side meh better acquainted with European condi tions than with American institutions to talk about a class government established through revolution. Both are wrong; this i3 a DEMOC RACY, not a one class government to be ad- party will choose, the- most avar.aoie man uie man who flahaath;.theb4est ' iBsflSSfiWttjtfj success. The Commoner will be pleased to dis cuss relative availability of ' candidates a3 "they appear. The candidate will,- of course, outline ills plat form and that will furnish a basis of judgment. The democratic party can win next year with a platform that meets, the, issues and a candidate . T?ho fits the platform, but it L-iist have both.-. W. J. BRYAN. ministered either by a, plutocracy p ujr au v w n ftU wm Eqr either is worse- than a dream -it is a ho 'Cx LifiSStKS&tf1 ' " "1 ' -&i P. vW utgmp-v ' Our gbvernment'is hoi,' and canifot be, a ch NO "OPlfc SEASON"- :: - v .. ... There will be- noi. "open-season!' for. drunks -between-irowand;Jamiary16f l92ur The presi dent -is not-likely tot open- up- themrtion f or ,a two months' spree, but even if ha were unwise enough to attempt it congress wouid instantly end the debauch by legislation1. OHIO STANDS FIRM Ohio stands firm on prohibition. She retains the state prohibition amendmct by CO, 000 major itytwice as large as the majority by which it was adopted. AND THE SOLDIERS VOTED AT THIS ELECTION. "-The 2.75 p:r :cent beewwas' voted down by 30000 majority.'' .'-''" The ballot was confusing a long ballot on: which the drys'had to. vote "yo3"- twice arid a short ballot on which they had to yot3 "no" twice. Owing to thi3 confusion the approval' f the action of the legislature la "ratifying the national amendment -was defeated by "only a small majority, according to the latest reports. wing to this confusion the dry vote falleC to confirm the action of the legislature in passing an enforcement law, but this was the least im portant proposition of the four submitted. The next legislature can pass another enforcement aw and- the federal law will be 'enforced in the meantime. " ! The result in Ohio settles the prohibition Question, it i3 now the permanent policy of we country. ". .-' - W. J. BRYAN: iTid v lea government; it is and must be a PEOPLES, government, in which oach citizen i3 the equal before the law of every other citizen, a majority speaking for all. The democratic party is the only party that stands for such a government. For a genera-' ' tion the republican party "lias stood for clacs government not government by a numerous class like the laboring class or the farming class, . bdt by a relatively 'small class; It has stood for government by the business class (only big busi ness being included in Its definition of this class) ; ' it -has, stood for government by the . manufacturing class (the protected manufac turer wrote its tariff laws); it has stood for government by the monied class (Wall street has dictated its, financial policy) ; It ha3 s ocd for government by the railroad magnates (they shaped its railroad policy); and it has stcod for government by the trusts (they have con trolled the officers who should have enforced the laws). ' The republican leaders, not, the rank and fie ..rfthe, Party but the LEADERS, have been will- i vimqnpe mmm 'l ' " """ i 2-f CONTENTS v " ' WANTED: A CANDIDATE DSscD0PAPpr - HTCOAELOPSLTBB.CT, , PRETEPrSSESEPBOH.!SrTION KK- I mfm ing to turn the govcrnmont ovor to the favor seeking claanos for exploitation. The republi can party is not only unable to Bpaak poaoa to the troubled waters but the loader of the re publican party have neither the dUpoaitlon to hnrmonlzD labor anil capital ngr the oonfldoncc of the masses which i nocewary to bring about a reconciliation. Tholr platform not co cporatl:n botweon all clow, but privilege sup ported by force. The demociat'.c party 1 tho frlsnd of all the people and Is tho chtunplbn of the right of oach and every cltlzan,. It has no favorl oaj It fe gauls all claeses as paits, and enly paits, of Iho whole cltlzcnHh'p of tha country. It dofenda those whose rightu ars vi.latod and would hasten the coming cf a universal brothoihood In which each citizen will find a:u ity and in k iVo 'niMri-fnlnfeflf - lii wu-,. "i'f.y. -v--!--ragiTL- P.nnnohjanarmittodsaulnrt nrovonUon7! . i "tr i - .m'jr i- r i HirirrniiwfshiriGht. Ah' tho dsmocratis. rany would use the machinery of the Lorgtie of Na tions to settle disputes between govoriinionls before a re3ort'to force; so it wojhl provido machinery lfko' that provided in our thirty treaties and in tho covenant of the League of Nations for the settlement of industrial dis putes, before they ici'ch the strike or lockout stage. Tho democratic party, believing that every' citizen should be protected from ovary arm up lifted for hid injury, would prevent profiteering in any line of businoss, supplementing tho work of the Federal Trade commission by the crea tion of stato trade commissions and local tiaco commissions with full rower to investigate charges of extortion, with penalty provided fcr wrong doing. ' The democratic party ii the fi.lsnd cf com merce and would stimulate It by every legiti mate means. It ha already, by means of the currency law, protected business from the greed of Wall street. It Is pledgad to oppose private monopoly as a thing indefensible and IntoTer able. It would as fasUaa public opinion Ij ripo for it subctitute'govcrnraont ownership for-piiv-ate ownership wherever competition is impos sible, as in the case of telegraph lines, telephone ftnea and railways, but it would do this by a sys tem which recognizes our dual form of goyern mont and provides for ownership by f Moral, state and local-government j of the instrument allties that can best be used by them. The time has come for the systcmall: develop-' ment of national highways and the conclusion of peace gives an opportunity to celebrate the ending of the greatest of world wars b the building of a memoiial Peace Way, reaching into every state and forming a commercial bond of union between the commonwealths oJ tie nation. It would greatly relieve th? railroads by furnishing a road way for both passenger azd freight traffic. " ' : The democratic party 13 the friend of, the aoldiers of all wars and will show its apprecia- -' M t-i -i.- T- i 'A ' r ;3 W -h .v V4. iJ.i.raiM., .AJAJJl.ir'-'