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APRIL 21, 1905
An Inaugural Ode. By Alexander
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Seven Days In 8pirit Garb or With
The Primary PledgeOrgan ize Now.
and Trial Free
Cures Uric AcIcT Diseases
Fr troatment Prsvat ih Cure; Free Il
lustrated Boek Telle All Aeetit It
Sane For Them Beth Terfay.
To Readers of the Commoner If you or any
one you know of Is Huflerinir from a disease of
the kidneys, the bladder ornny form of rhcuma
tlsm. you ure urgently Invited to send name and
address to not a free trial treatment of a woo
dcrXulnon-alcohollcd' oovery by ho celebrated
From The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 17, 1905
& & dt &'& & &' $ & A & & &
8 Newspapersfavoring the plan &
& outlined are requested to re- &
& produce this editorial together &
$, with the primary pledge as it &
& appears below. They may re-
& quest their readers to sign &
& this pledge and forward the &
& same either to The Commoner &
& or to the office of their local &
& democratic paper. In the lat- &
& ter event these pledges may &
& be then forwarded In bulk to &
& The Commoner office where &
& they will be duly recorded. &
ev v &v O 1&& O1 W l5 W w w C
The Pledge Outlined .
The following editorial appeared in
The Commoner of. March 17 i
"Mr. Bryan has been In receipt of
a multitude of letters since the elec
tion urging organization for the cam
paign of 1908. The rank and file of
the party are ready to begin the fight;
they only await-jaf'plan of co-operation.
This plan haapfeen under considera
tion for some'eeks and is herewith
"Let each democrat pledge hiniielf
to attend all of the primaries of his
party to be held between now and the
next democratic national convention,
unless unavoidably prevented, and to
use his influence to secure a clear, hon
est and straightforward declaration of
the party's position on every question
upon which the voters o the party
desire to speak.
"This plan docs not involve the
writing of a platform m advance of
the primaries; it does not rest upon
the paramount importance of any one
issue. It recognizes the right of tho
democratic voters to control the policy
of the democratic party, and to deter
mine its position upon public ques
tions. It also recognizes the import
ance of honesty and sincerity in poli
tics. "This proposition will appeal to all
who believo in the ruls of the people
to -all who are willing that the ma
jority shall govern in party manage
ment and in the nation. It does not
mean that those who exert themselves
to secure a good platform will be
bound to support a bad platform that
is a question which each must deter
mine for himself but It does inean
that the democratic platform shall give
voice to the prevailing sentiment of
the democratic party, and that the
party shall take the country into its
confidence. The pledge proposed is a,
primary pledge because the people
speak at the primaries. The national
convention' ig attended hy delegates
and each -delegate represents tens of
rthousands of democrats. The state con
vention is also attended by delegates,
and these represent thousands of dem
ocrats. The county conventions are,
as a rule, attended by delegates, and
these in turn represent hundreds of
democrats.. At the primary the voters
spealc for themselves; there democ
racy has its citadel.
"When the work of organization is
suHlciently advanced, a time can be
set for tho meeting of the members
In their various localities. Tho mem
bers of this organization, while
pledged to but one thing namely, at
tendance upon the primaries are
urged to co-operate among themselves
for tho support of every effort put
forth to eliminate corruption' in poll
tics. No cause can prosper perma
nently that docs not appeal to the
moral sense of tho country, andthe
moral sense of the country is now be
ing awakened to tho importance of
"Tho Commoner will do its part in
aiding every movement that has"for
its object the ascertainment of tho will
of the people and tho scrupulous on-
forcement of that will.
"The Commoner will also furnish' all
the information that it can upon the
questions which aro before tho public
to the end that its readers may be pro
pared to render the maximum of as
sistance to every worthy cause.
"Who will be the first to make this
pledge? A record will bo kept in Tho
Commoner office of the name and ad
dress of each person who enters into
this movement. Those who desire to
be enrolled can either wiite approv
ing the object of the organization, and
asking to have their names entered on
the roll, or they can fill out and mail
the blank which is printed below.
. "The Commoner will be pleased to
publish a limited number of brief let
ters on this subject. Mr. Bryan Is
encouraged by his correspondence to
'believe that there will be a prompt and
hfearty response to tho above proposi
THE PRIMARY PLEDGE
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I promise to attend all the "primaries of my party to be held between now and the next demo
cratic national convention, unless unavoidably prevented, and to use. my influence to secure a clear,
honest and straightforward declaration of the party's position on every question upon which the
voters of the party desire to speak.
J --.7-Signed ....." . .,
Postoffice -.J State
County v i A P.fJ jf "Voting precinct pr ward,
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"Uric Acid disease In a short time In your own
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In not a euro-til I hut a Bpcc(l6 cure for urio acid
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aflliction like Ilrijtht's disease, diabetes, dropsy,
ffravel, weak back, stone in the bladder, enlarg
ed prostrate, f requeqt desire to urinate, pains
in the back.-lctfs, Hides and over the kidneys, .
swclline of the feet and ankles, retention of
urine, wettlnifthc bed, or such rheumatic affec
tion as chronleituiscular or Inflammatory rheu
matism, splutica, rheumatic neurnlsria, lumba
Ko, cout. etc, It will iromptly Temove every '
trace of uric acid poison and its complications,
stop all rheumatic aches, pains and swellings, -,
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lize opd l.ufld up the on tire constitution a.i to
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your name und address promptly for these free
offerings. Do so today sure, for you cannot
justly say you ure incurable until you bave
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