Undated. William Jennings Bryan is shown staring through the White House fence contemplating a second run for President. On October 20, 1899, Bryan announced that during his 1896 campaign he stood for free silver at a ratio of 16-1 and asserted that "I stand today where I stood then." This cartoon plays on those words: Bryan, who had lost the 1896 election, is standing in the same placeoutside the gates of the White House looking in. Berryman's cartoon proved propheticBryan lost the Presidential election in 1900.