Colfax, IA Speech, 1896-08-08

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Saturday, August 8, 1896
Depot, Colfax, IA

Source: ONE CONTINUAL OVATION, Bryan’s Trip Towards the Rising Sun is Tour of Triumph., Omaha World-Herald (Sunday Edition), Sunday, August 9, 1896

"Ladies and Gentlemen: I am very glad to greet the people who live at General Weaver's home. He was a pioneer in this work and was talking for free silver long before it had come to the attention of a great many of us. And I never think of one of those pioneers who blazes out of the way and think of the abuse generally heaped upon the pioneer without think of what somebody said a year or so ago: that when one person saw a thing he was called a fanatic; when a great many saw it, he became an enthusiast; when everyone saw it he became a hero." (Laughter and great cheering.)

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Sunday Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 10
  • Date: August 8, 1896