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VOL. 17, NO. 1
Ttf F"1! "" '" ' 'i ! ' l il . y hand at soliciting for Bubscrlbers to Tno Comvi'yet proboaea. I have i fought the union i
OOOZ6 ililGITlGIlt OH tll6 monor- z d,d bottcr than l cPected Sot twelve all my life, and know tfiiat a task he has 08t
.Following are a fow letters from readers who
hayo Joined Tho Commoner Army to assist Mr.
Bryan in driving tho liquor interests out of tho
democratic party and out of tho nation:
Potor P. O. Graber, Kans. I am exceedingly
glad to know that Mr. Bryan takes position
.against tho liquor trafllc. I have learned from
experience that tho liquor business is the root
of many ovils.
. W. R. McKernort, III. I think Mr. Bryan is
right When ho advocates that tho democratic
party should embody in its platform in 1920 tho
prohibition plank. It is tho leading payty, and
it is for tho democratic party to advocate those
0. W. Arnold, Ohio. After thanking you for
tho oxcollont paper you furnished us with dur
ing the year 1916, will say we are anxious to
continuo our subscriptions for the, "big" year
to come, namely, tho yoar 1917, when wo will
attempt to place Ohio whore it properly belongs,
in tho dry column.
J. M. Wolfe, Ark. I am sending you here
with five subscriptions, including my own, will
try to send another list in tho pear future. Will
say, I heartily endorse tho plan Mr. Bryan has
marked out for the light against the liquor in
terests, and sinceroly hope ho will ie spared
and givon the health and strength to mako the
fight for tho people as ho has always done.
Mrs. E. McCaull, la. I approvo of W. J. Bry
an's plans, and hope he wilL live to see them
W. Carls Richards, Md. I am in perfect sym
pathy with Mr. W. J. Bryan's plan to reorganize
the democratic party and to lead in the. fight for
national prohibition, and nothing would please
mo more than to see Mr. Bryan a candidate for
the presidency on this platform in 1920. If such
n- groat bloBslng should come, let me assure you
that I will do everything in my power to bring
about liia nomination and election and the suc
cess of tho great cause ho is so nobly advocating
As an ovidenco of my good intentions, I have
onclosed a check for ?3 and you will kindly send
Tho Commoner for one year to the enclosed list
of names and addresses.
R. T. Kelly, Tenn. I think your- plans in re
gard to prohibition are all O. K.
Thos. A. Owens, 111. I am in favor of W J
Bryan in calling on tho better element of the
democratic party to fight the liquor interests in
the party and driving- them into the republican
party, whore they belong.
1 U B!m ??nes' Mo'I am ladt0 enter upon
tho battlefield against tho liquor traffic.
i J;3 B; Shelton Mo- Enclosed find bank
draft for ?5.25 for which i please send The Com
moner for one year beginning With January,
1917, to enclosed list. May I add that it is a real
pleasure to ask my friends to subscribe for The
Commoner; I feel that when I have placed this
paper in the home, that I have added a good
and wholesome magazine whoso influence will
bo felt for good.
R. A. Garrett, W. Va. .Yours of tho 2d to
hand, and in answer to same will say you may
count on mo. Where he leadeth I will follow.
Will send you list of names later that will co
operate. J. W. Fowel, Cal. -The Hon. W. Jt is on the
right, track. Hope he brings the democratic
party to realize it must endorse prohibition.
J. L. McCormick, Mont. Your plans for the
future can not fail to put new life into the dem
ocratic party. Your work ia the campaign just
ended was wonderful. Tho west rewarded you
richly and will back you loyally in your splendid
fight for prohibition and woman suffrage
throughout the nation. You will be democracy's
candidate four years hence, and America's next
A; J. Anders, la. I will assist Mr. Bryan in
driving the liquor interests out' of the party and
out of the nation. J'
. Jno. Mlchelet, Wis. I agree with you in all
plans stated, and believe you will succeed. I am
now past 86 years, I was one of the first support
ers of Lincoln and after the rebellion the party
did not act to suit me and I became a democrat
and, have voted with yiem since,
. lovd. M. Jaxiksoiu Mont. J have been trying
for ono year, 1917, at the clubbing rate of 60c.
I Include my own renewal. I think it is my
sacred duty to help and is the duty of every loyal
American to help W. J. Bryan to establish so
briety in tho place of lnebriacy in the minds and
hearts, and cast out devils generally, thereby
bettering our conditions morally, physically,
spiritually and financially.
J. Thos. Hines, Ala. Yours of several weeks
ago received In regard to the issues that con
front us. I heartily indorse the stand taken
about tho questioa of tho saloon and you can at
any time depend on me taking this side of the
issue you have presented.
Henry Fingado, Co. Am sending a list of
new subscribers and the names of voters who
will bo pleased to help in ushering in national
prohibition. Personally I am heartily in favor
of suppressing the liquor traffic, and with W. J.
Bryan to lead tho fight, it is a foregon conclusion
that whisky is doomed.
T. E. Higgins, Phillips, Wis. I am in com
plete accord with Mr. Bryan in his endeavor to
lead the democratic party to espouse the cause
of national prohibition within the next four
years. I shall do what I can to assist.
P. J. Sweeney, Wash. I am in full sympathy
with Mr. Bryan's declaration of principles, and
am satisfied that the next four years will be a
history-making epoch for this nation. I want to
take this opportunity of expressing my renewed
confidence in Mr. Bryan's ability at all times to
do the right thing and ho will be found, Tbeliove,
as he has always been found, fighting the battles
of the common people.
David L. Hall, W. Va. I heartily indorse your
plan for the next four years to bring the demo
cratic party in for prohibition, and send you a
list of names who I think will take an interest in
Jno. C. Jones, Kans. Certainly you may al
ways depend on mo to do what I can to assist in
this fight for national prohibition. I have been
with Mr. Bryan over' since he started in 189 6V
and can back him up mbre heartily in the cause
he has Just championed than In any other cause
he has undertaken. Here's wishing strength to
Wm. J. Dunn, Ohio. Yes, I approve of Mr.
Bryan's new contest against the liquor interests,
and shall do everything that is proper to help
advance the cause.. I herewith give you a small
list of "dry" democrats, who I believe will add
zeal to "tho cause.
D. A. Rensser, Kans. I am in sympathy with
Mr. Bryan's plan for the next four years; put me
down for a dry democratic party and national
prohibition for 1920. I will give you a few
names who I believe will join the movement.
H. W. Payne, Mich. In ranlv tn vit iff
of about one month ago, which got misplaced
taken. uc uas under-
A. B. Nicholson, Mich. I am in Tinrt
with the plans announced by Mr W i TT
and he can count on what influence Im inn
to assist in this vicinity for the great IL"!
enclose list of democrats and independent voter.
also a few subscribers. Voters
B. W. SIsson, Mo. I'm with W. J. in his n.u
for morality, sobriety, and honest gove nment
Always have been with him in the pa!?, "!"
ing to change my attitude yet. oth"
A. P. Rose, Ind.-"Rah" for Bryan JTp
the right track. If we had squeezed the boo,!
out of the democratic ticket at the convention
last fall we would have swept Indiana for WiiZ
and the state ticket too. l80n
TTyn AveI Kyr-1 ha7G been a subscriber
to The Commoner for the last ten years I 1
very glad to see Mr. Bryan fighting the liminr
traffic; it is the greatest evil of the V!enX
and will be hard to down but public
in this vicinity is growing more and mora
against it, but it seems that Kentucky will be
one of the last to enter the dry column.
PEACE COMMISSION ADVOCATED
From the St. Louis Republic, Dec. 10.
William Jennings Bryan advocates that Prot
estant, Catholic and Jewish churches of America
appoint a commission to urge peace among the
Former Congressman Bartholdt recommends
that Bryan be sent as emissary of churches of
America to Europe in interests of peace.
The liquor trafllc, war, social immorality, the
six-day work weekend and the anti-Japanese
propaganda in America all received body blows
yesterday at the busiest session the Federal
Cotincil of Churches of Christ in America has
held yet, in Second Baptist church.
William Jennings Bryan, apostle of peace and
newly proclaimed champion prohibition, fur
nished the thrijl of the long .sessions in a talk
in the morning, at which he suggested that the
council, working with the churches of the Cath
olic and Jewish faiths, appoint a representative
commission to visit Europe and work in the in
terests of peace in the war-harried nations of
Richard Bartholdt, former congressman from
Missouri, and peace advocate of international
note, unwittingly was cogitating on the same
thing at the time the "peerless leader" was ut
tering his views before the representatives of
the Er-otestant. faith in America.
Dr. Bartholdt appeared at the afternoon ses
sion without knowing Bryan had "beat him
"When I heard that Mr. "Rrvnn vjna in tnwn and
would say that I am verv mn tow, JilZkt. also neard tfaat the council was considering
the stand that Mr. Bryan has taken atrainat ViS ' -Dace measures," Bartholdt explained, privately,
liquor traffic. It has been mv vi n ,, x asked for an apointment before the body, l
do away with tho liquor business and it would
help all other business. You may depend on me
t, aw x can tor tne cause and Mr. Bryan's
plan and leadership
QY;?VBll0ikl?an,' K You may put my name
sA one that is trying to help Mr. Bryan to put
flie whiskey traffic out of tho United States.
flnS,nfTd,Thompson N J- Very glad to
fUt Planf Mr' Bryan's attItde in re
5 , ? ,, e comine campaign. I do without
doubt believe that he could not make a stronger
country U t0 flght the liqUOr totereata ta 5S
W. F. Stevenson, S. C.I desire to say that I
approve very hearHlv nf m i ,1 !ixnJr
fJi: "! ""uot tatr-srsE
connected the conceptions of Mr. Bryan and a
Bartholdt spoke briefly, only urging that
Bryan's recommendations be acted upon favorably,
if n I.. , party WIth wnich to do
: f fc 8,top BhiPPin& erain to Europe, stop
converting it into deatnwH u . "i ' ' --
W..T. Loncshore. Mn t n i 1, I
SSS - - onfemeX
for a saloonless nation; more wi 1 follow if it
an inspiration to know we have a leader who
KLn0tTb gUlded by a desire break
office. I never felt so good in my life- Zl
whipped them without the aid of Tammany TaT
gart or Sullivan; again we sethe hanToT W j"
Tr S,8, Supposed t0 be a dead om '
J. F. Stlllwell. Ohio-Hls plan is the biggesi
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