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VOLUME 5, NUMBER lg
These Men Want the Democratic Party to Be the Party of
(Continued from Pago 9)
tlio day is coining when politics will
bo considered, and when the voice
of tlio people will bo heard In the mat
tor of govornmont of tho country.
Tho democratic party ought to direct
special attention to tho preparation of
the party for work when statehood
arrives, and wo ought to have had
statehood long ago. We are in a con
dition not known to have existed lie
Coro under tho United States govern
ment on tho North American conti
nent. Continue to do what you can
to revive democracy in tho Indian Ter
ritory. Tlo democrats ought to have
a majority in the new state, and they
will havo a majority if the party is
Itiloy Hatfield, Ilorntown, Ky. I en
close you herewith two pledges, that
of myself and brother. Had we the
proper blanks it would bo no trouble
to get ovory democrat in this pre
cinct to sign. Wo havo never had
any other "brand" of democrats here
oxcopt "Bryan democrats." All the
rank and file of tho party approve oi
your primary pledgo plan.
o Earl Patten, Notary Public, Shel
burn, Ind. Enclosed find my signed
pledgo with three others. Tho plan
meets with my hearty approval.
"Back to the People" should bo the
slogan from now till the polls close
in 1908. With the party back to the
people wo expect to put old Sullivan
county up into tho 1800 democratic
majority mark where it always
was when tho platform meant some
thing. Yours for tho Jeffersonian de
mocracy. W. J. Bell, Cave Springs, Kans.
This is a move in the right direction.
Now with a candidate true to our
principles, a long pull and a strong
pull we can not fail to land our can
didate In the White House in 1908.
P. W. Forman, Gilbert, La. I wish
a part in this good work, so I enclose
my pledge. I join hands with the
great common people through the col
umns of The Commoner, hoping the
laboring men of our nation may all
get in tho democratic fold.
G. W. Wait, Olney, 111. I enclose
my primary pledge with three others
that do not take the paper. It is
no trouble to got them to sign it if you
show it to them. I think it a good
thing and hope they will all live up
Dr. W. J. Klrkpatrick, Farmington,
la. Some time ago I sent you my
personal pledgo. Today I send names
of thirty-two others. I am heartily
In favor of your plan and will at
tend all primaries and will do all I
can to &et others to do the same.
Dr. W. T. Knox, Manchester, 111.
Enclosed herewith list of twenty
names to tho primary pledge, among
them several who are not in tho habit
of attending the primary and who
failed to vote at the last national
election. Tho democratic party must
bo democratic, it must mean some
thing more than the label and to this
end tho voters must be aroused to
the necessity of attending the prima
ries and thereby get an expression
from tho people and in this way, we
will not have another repetition in
Illinois of the disgraceful and lawless
methods whiclf characterized the con
duct of those who were in control
of tho party organization at the last
state convention. This same element
still dominates the state committee,
and the people through the primary
should see to it that the desires of
tho majority shall prevail, at least,
the privilege of being heard in next
convention. All signers commend
Roy C. Traber, Parker, Colo. Your
dea is certainly -a good one. Tho
more good democrats we have that
'.urn out to tho primaries, the more
Jemocrats of the true stamp wo will
have shaping our policies and plat
forms. Yours ever on the guard.
J. H. Haile, San Antonio, Tex. I
take pleasure in mailing you my pri
mary pledge duly signed. If the rank
and file had turned out and sent rep
resentative men to the national con
vention last year Parker would not
have been nominated and we would
not have met such an ignominous
defeat. The rank and file did not
want Parker, but failed to get? their
protest in in time. This step will
cause the voters to have some say
in nominating a candidate and pro
mulgating a platform. Best wishes
for the success of The Commoner
and the cause' it advocates.
W. F. Wright, Maitland, Mo. En
closed I send you my pledge; also
those of couple of my neighbors. One
takes The Commoner, the other does
not, but it is only because he has not
the dollar to sign for it. You are all
right. I hear good republicans say
they really believe you are all right,
only you are about twenty years ahead
of the people.
C. C. Westmoreland, Carroll county.
Va. I am a Virginia reader of The
Commoner, and cast my first vote for
president for Tilden, and Lave voted
punctually every since, but my bright
est election day was in 1896 when I
voted for the man and platform that I
most dearly loved, and the darkest
day was in 1904 when I considered we
had no real ticket and would not have
gone to the election had I not felt
duty bound to vote for our congress
man, Hon. Claud A. Swanson of the
Fifth district of Virginia, and in my
opinion the great mass of voters
was carried to the election in the
same way, or Judge Parker would
have fallen short of the one hundred
thousand votes his ticket received in
1896. I trust I may see the election
day of 1908 when we will have our
party organized, with the right man
and platform again, and a glorious
J. L. Epperly, Floyd, Va. Having
carefully read the plan of organiza
tion suggested by your valuable paper,
I wish to join hand- with the great
mass of common people to wrest the
government from the grasp of predgt
ing wealth. ,
Louis Obuchon, Coffman, Mo. I am
in favor of the primary organization
and will do all I can in its favor. 1
was 70 years old the second day oil
May. You will find the primary
pledge signed and enclosed. I may
not live to see the next presidential;
election, but hope I will and be able
to go and cast my vote for the demo
cratic nominee. I wish The Com
W. N. Wylie, Union, W. Va Find
enclosed the pledge duly signed. I
approve of your plan and am in favor
of nominating all of our candidates
at the primary, and all the delegates,
to both state and national conven
A. B. Wagor, Blue Rapids, Kas.
Enclosed find primary pledge of which
I heartily endorse and will use my
influence to advance the interests of
The Commoner's plans for the cam
paign of 1908.
E. G. Fry, Alderman, West Plains,
Mo. Please find enclosed primary
pledgo signed which I most heartily
endorse, as I do believe one of the
greatest mistakes we make as citizens
is staying away from the primaries.
J. T. Wornock, Coleman, Tex. I be
lieve the people in this (Coleman)
county, would all sign the primavy
pledge. I got these twenty-seven sign
ers in a few minutes.
John M. Wickizer, farmer, Argoes,
Ind. Find .enclosed my signed pledge
I am but agreeing to do my duty as
an American citizen and a democrat.
The democracy of our county is. de
cidedly democratic. Let the good
work go on.
S. I. Stormer, Willows, Calif. En
closed find primary pledge duly signed
by myself and four more good demo-
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 tho party's position on every question upon which tha
voters of tho party desire to speak.
Un y Voting precinct or ward
Fill out blanks and mail to Commoner Office, Lincoln, Nob. "
crats. I subscribed for The Common.
er before the first issue was printed'
and am taking it yet. Success to
Bryan and The Commoner.
I. P. Woolverton, Arthur, NebT
herewith send a few primary pled'eM
and we all think it the proper thins
to preserve true democratic princi
pies and stand ready to help in tho
good work at any and all times.
S. Flickinger, Homervillo, Ohio.
Congratulations. Enclosed And pledge.
D. C. Joslin, Lawyer, Jonosboro
Ark. I send you herewith primary
pledge duly signed, and my promise
to attend all primaries of the demo
cratic party, and do all I can to fur
ther its interest. The plan to "got
back to the people" is all right. Wish
ing the grand old faithful party suc
cess, I am yours to command.
Luciens Kitchen, Milligan, Mont
I enclose you primary pledge and will
stand firm by it in tho future, as I
have done in the past. Very best
wishes for the success of our party.
A. E. Rains. I hereny enclose to
you my pledge and will from this on
do all in my power for the democratic
party. I would like to see every
American citizen t sign such a pledge.
John Carmody, Hillsboro, N. D.
Enclosed find primary pledge. I havo
been voting for twenty-nine years and
have never missed attending prima
ries. Have always taken great inter
est in politics until last fall, when I
took no part in the campaign. Tho
recent election in Chicago shows
what the democratic party can do
when it has an issue. I trust that
the democratic party will, in the words
of some great man, "return to sane
democracy," that is to the democracy
of Jefferson, Jackson, Bryan, Altgeld
and other great men who have bat
tled for the rights of the people.
A. E. Isley, Lawyer, Newton, 111.
This plan of organization I consider
a good one, and am more than grati
fied to see so many true democrats
aid in the movement to promote gen
uine democracy and secure the nomi
nation of candidates who represent
democratic principles, i am ready to
do all in my power to carry out thi3
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