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SUDDEN DEATH OF
“THE GREAT COMMONER.”
William Jennings Bryan Dies of
Apoplexy at Dayton, Tenn.
William Jennings Bryan, three
times Presidential nominee of the
Democratic party, and known the
world over for his eloquence, died at
Dayton, Tenn., on Sunday afternoon.
The end came while the Great Com-
moner was asleep and was attributed
by physicians to apoplexy. He had
retired to his room shortly after eat-
ing a hearty luncheon, to take a short
rest. Mrs. Bryan sent the family
chauffeur, Jim McCartney, to wake
him about 4:30 and it was discovered
then that he was dead.
Mr. Bryan was the leading attorney
for the State in the now famous
Scopes evolution trial which took
place in Dayton, and his exertions in
this celebrated case may have con-
tributed to his death. According to
reports Mr. Bryan partook of a hearty
luncheon and shortly before retiring
to his room to rest told Mrs. Bryan,
who was with him at Dayton, that he
never felt better in his life. Later,
however, in- conversation with Sue
Hicks, who was associated with him in
the Scopes trial, Bryan complained of
feeling ill, but passed it off with the
remark that a few hour’s sleep would
make him “fit as a fiddle.” As he re-
tired to his room he said to Mrs. Bry-
aan, “Better wake me up about four
Mrs. Bryan returned to the porch
and her paper, taking up a seat where
her husband, as he lay in bed, was
visible through a screen door. Fre-
quently she would turn and look to
see if he was all right.
Mr. Bryan apparently slept sound-
ly. Tiptoed visits of Mrs. Bryan to
the door served only to strengthen her
belief that her husband slept and was
in reality, as he had so firmly protest-
ed, “perfectly all right.”
Shortly before 4 p. m., the cham-
pion who had thrilled Dayton to ap-
plause when he rose in the court room
and plead that christianity should pre-
vail, lay in his bed, still apparently
asleep, and his wife turned to her pa-
pers content that her husband had re-
covered completely from his slight in-
A few minutes after 4 o'clock, Mr.
McCartney, Mr. Bryan’s chauffeur and
personal attendant, entered Mr. Bry-
an’s room and called him. He did not
stir and Mr. McCartney shook him.
“He didn’t awaken so I shook him
again,” McCartney told the United
News. “Then I placed my hand on his
forehead to see if he was all right and
he felt cold to my touch.
4] jerked the sheet aside and felt
his face. It was cold, too. ‘His hands
were cold and then I knew that he was
“Mrs. Bryan sat just outside the
door reading and I called her. ‘Mrs.
Bryan, I'm afraid something has hap-
pened to Mr. Bryan,’ I told her.
“She dropped her papers and her
face went white. She knew he was
goad before she came in and touched
_ Physicians. were hastily . summoned
and they pronounced the cause of
death apoplexy, and gave it as their
opinion that Mr. Bryan had been dead
some forty or forty-five minutes.
Mr. Bryan was only sixty-five years
old but in the twenty-nine years he
had been a national figure he had been
three times nominated for President
of the United States; he had dominat-
ed a half dozen Democratic national
conventions; his silver-tongued ora-
tory had swayed multitudes in almost
every State in the union; he talked at
political gatherings, lectured in church
pulpits and on the Chautauqua plat-
form; he wrote half a dozen books and
edited a newspaper, but the talk that
gave him his break into public life
was his “cross of gold” speech at the
Democratic convention in Chicago in
1896 when he was first nominated for
the Presidency. Mr. Bryan’s writings
and lectures made of him a million-
He was born in Salem, Ill., on March
19th, 1860. His father was Silas Lil-
lard Bryan, a native of Culpepper
county, Virginia, a lawyer and judge.
The son, after graduating from Illi-
nois College in 1881 and Union Col-
lege of Law, Chicago, in 1883, entered
the law office of Lyman Trumbull, for-
mer United States Senator. Subse-
quently he removed to Jacksonville,
1il;, where he practiced law until 1887,
when he settled in Lincoln, Neb.
"During the Presidential campaign
of 1888 young Bryan’s speeches in be-
half of the Democratic ticket attract-
ed attention and in 1890 he accepted a
nomination for Congress in the First
Nebraska district, a Republican
stronghold, “because no one else would
have it,” he said, since it was believed
no Democrat could win. He was elect-
ed and served from 1891 until 1895.
He was made a member of the im-
portant Ways and Means committee
in his first term.
The first nomination of Mr. Bryan
for the Presidency of the Democratic
National convention in Chicago on
July 10, 1896, has since been charac-
terized as one of the “miracles” of
The “Watchman” cannot devote the
space to give in detail the biography of
Mr. Bryan, but chronologically the
hign spots in his career are as fol-
1860—Born at Salem, Ill.
: 1881—Graduated from Illinois Col-
138 Married Mary Baird, of Per-
1887—Moved to Lincoln, Neb,
1890—Elected to Congress.
1894—Defeated for Senate by
1896—Nominated for Presidency
and defeated by William McKinley.
1898—Raised the Third Nebraska
Volunteers and served as colonel of
that regiment in this country through-
out the Spanish-American war.
1900—Again defeated for Presiden-
cy by McKinley.
1901—Started “The Commoner” at
1904—Saw defeat of Alton B, Par-
ker by Theodore Roosevelt.
1906—Toured around the world.
1908—Defeated for Presidency by
William H. Taft.
1912—Secured the Democratic nom-
ee 2" tr mre om pm mre em
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
(As he looked when he first ran for Pres-
ident in 1896.)
ination for Woodrow Wilson at the
Baltimore convention. ;
1913-15—Served as Secretary of
State in the Wilson cabinet but re-
signed after differences of opinion
witn the President.
1916—Woodrow Wilson delegate at
the Democratic National convention in
1920—A delegate by proxy to the
Democratic convention in San Fran-
cisco, he was unsuccessful in introduc-
ing a dry plank in the Democratic
1924—As a delegate from Florida
at the Democratic convention in New
York he secured the vice Presidential
nomination for his brother, Charles
1925—Chief advisory counsel for
the State of Tennessee in its case
against John T. Scopes in Dayton,
July 26, 1925—Died at Dayton.
Following are the issues Bryan
stood for year after year as a leader
of the Democratic party.
1894—A graduated income tax.
Federal licenses for corporations.
Government operation of telegraphs
A double monetary standard.
Tariff for revenue only.
Popular election of Senators.
The President to be ineligible for
Majority vote to over-ride a Presi-
Popular election of all Federal
A three-fourths jury verdict in all
The initiative and referendum.
nies for the United States.
~ 1906—Government ownership and
operation of railroads.
The eight-hour day.
National bank deposits.
_-A. postal.savings bank... .
1908—Annihilation of trusts.
Publicity for campaign contribu-
World peace by international arbi-
1915—A referendum on war.
Time won for Bryan quite a few of
these issues. Others still are issues.
Some are dead beyond recall.
Mr. Bryan’s family consists of his
wife, two daughters and a son, name-
ly: Mrs. Richard Hargreaves, Wil-
liam Jennings Jr., and Mrs. Ruth Ow-
en, wife of a British army officer. He
also leaves one brother and a sister,
both living in Nebraska.
The remains were taken from Day-
ton, Tenn., to Washington, D. C.,
where funeral services will be held
this (Friday) afternoon, and burial be
made in the Arlington cemetery.
Details of the funeral ceremony are
still to be determined, but it is prob-
able that a simple service will be held
at some Presbyterian church in the
It is not likely that the body will
lie in state in any public building, nor
that military ceremonies will accom-
pany its entombment.
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1925, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, when
and where all parties interested are requir-
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Auditor or be debarred from coming in for
a share of the said fund.
OTICE.—In the case of W. L. Tehean,
Libellant, vs. Ethel A. Tehean, Re-
In the Court of Common Pleas of Centre
county, No. 78, February Term, 1925.
Mrs. Ethel A. Tehean,
Please take protice that I have been ap-
pointed master to take testimony in the
above case, and that I shall hold a meeting
for the purpou«s of my appointment on
Saturday, August 15th, 1925, at 10 a. m.
o'clock in my offices, 20 and 21 Crider’s Ex-
change Bldg. Bellefonte, Centre county,
Pennsylvania, at which time and place you
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W. G. RUNKLE,
HARTER NOTICE.—Notice is hereby
given that an application will be
made to the Court of Common
Pleas of Centre county, Pennsylvania, on
Wednesday, the 5th day of August, A. D.
1925, at 10 o'clock a. m., under the pro-
visions of the Incorporation Act of 1874
and its supplements, for a charter of an
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“JOTA ALPHA CHAPTER of the THETA
UPSILON OMEGA FRATERNITY,” situ-
ate in the borough of State College, coun-
ty of Centre and State of Pennsylvania,
for the purposes to acquire and maintain
a home for its niembers, promote moral
and social culture, build up an Association
for mutual assistance in education, friend-
ship and fidelity, and to exercise all the
right of ownership of, to, in and over real
estate and personal property which is con-
ferred by the said Act and supplements
thereto. The application for said charter
is filed in the Prothonotary’s office of Cen-
tre county at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and
entered to No. 201 May Term, 1925.
D. LLOYD CLAYCOMB,
HERIFF'S SALE.—By virtue of a
writ of Alias Levari Facias issued
out of the Court of Common Pleas
of Centre county, Pennsylvania, and to me
directed, there will be exposed to public
sale at. the Court House, in the borough of
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st, 1925,
at 1:30 p. m. the following described real
estate to wit: : : ;
All that certain lot of ground situate in’
the township of Rush, county of Centre
and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and
described as follows: On the North by the
public road 140 feet in width; on the East
by School property extending back 314
feet; on the South by lands of John Miller,
140 feet in width, and on the West by the
Creek 314 feet. Being the same premises
as were sold and conveyed
Zyupko by Michael J. Gorman, Adminis-
trator d. b. n. ¢. t. a. of Peter R. Gorman
deceased, by deed dated July 6th, 1916, and
recorded at Bellefonte, Pa., in Deed Book
Volume 119 at page 543 as by reference
thereto being had will more fully and at
large appear. Thereon erected a dwelling
house and other outbuildings.
Seized, levied upon, taken in execution
and to be sold as the property of Mike
Terms of Sale.—No deed will be ac-
knowledged until the purchase money is
paid in full.
BE. R. TAYLOR, Sheriff.
Sheriff’s Office, Bellefonte, Pa., §
July 7th, 1925.
N In accordance with an Act of As-
sembly, known as the Uniform
Primaries Act, approved July 12th, 1913,
and supplements thereto, notice is hereby
given that a Primary Election will be held
—Tuesday, September 15th, 1925, at
which time the polls will be open from
7 o'clock a. m. to 7 o'clock p. m. for the
purpose of nominating candidates for the
following offices to be voted for at the
Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday,
November 3rd, 1925:
One Judge of the Superior Court.
One Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
One District Attorney.
Two Jury Commissioners.
Township, Precinct, Borough and Ward
Each political party is entitled to nom-
inate candidates for the following offices:
Judge of Election.
Inspectors of Election.
Overseers of Poor.
Justice of the Peace.
Also all other Township and Borough
offices which have become vacant by res-
ignation or otherwise, or where appoint-
ments have been made which will expire
in December, 1925.
Notice is also given that petitions to
have the names of candidates printed up-
on the ballots for the Township. Precinct,
Borough and Ward offices, for which nom-
inations are to be made, must be filed in
the office of the County Commissioners at
Bellefonte on or before August 18th, 1925.
JOHN S. SPEARLY,
JAMES W. SWABB,
HARRY P. AUSTIN,
OTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION.—
8. Claude Herr, Clerk.
July 20th, 1925.
Mary Letterman, Respondent.
In the Court of Common Pleas of Centre
county, No. 187 May Term, 1925.
To Mary Letterman, of Bellefonte, Centre
county, Pa. ‘
You are hereby notified that the under-
signed has been appointed Master in the
action in absolute divorce brought by
Franklin Hayes Letterman your husband,
against you on the grounds of adultery.
A hearing to take testimony of witnesses
will be held at my office, 75 Temple Court
Bldg., south Allegheny street, Bellefonte,
Pa., on Saturday, the 15th day of August,
1925, at 10 o'clock a. m., at which meeting
you are notified to appear in person or by
counsel and produce such witnesses as you
desire to have testify.
W. D. ZERBY.
A the School District of Ferguson
township, Centre county, Pa. for
the school year ending July 6th, 1925:
IN DIVORCE. — Franklin
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