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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 14, 1912, Image 13',
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.'ANK-AND 'FILE OVER VAST WEST HOPEFUL"
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
Cfcrnrnpner, Aftj? Swing Through Fourteen States, Describes
A'onditibnsifi Both Parties Tells of, the Remarkable
3 I . March forward of the People of the World
v Z Great MpraJ Awakening;. (
j.jiWfittenorvThe Day Book By Wjlh'am Jennings Bryan.
X C&"tripljasihcluded Arizona, New 'Mexico, Colorado, Wyo
mirg,.;0tah, IdahV, Oregon, Washington, Mpntana, North Dakota,
-- ' - - ' Minnesota. Wisconsin. Illinois and. Ohm
So far I" have found a very gratifying
activity among the Democrats. They are
hopeful and they are organizing. The pro
gressive sentiment dominates the Democratic
party and I think it also controls the rank and
file of the Republican party - "
But I have found a good deal of com
plaint because the party organizations pay
very little attention to the rank and file of
voters and the officeholders seem 'to be quite
indifferent afe to the wishes of the voters.
The officeh,oldes seem satisfied to con
trol the delegation and 'take no thought as to
As to the third term Lean only say that it
is unfortunate the . progressive onovement
should have to beai"the odiuih ofan atempt
to violate the tradition of a century.
W. J. Bryan. .
. ' Chicago, Msfrch 14. It was
-done in gum shoes, but William
Jjennings Bryanshas just complet-
' edsa momentous trip through 14
states, and in each state he has
delivered his riew .speech, which
attempt he has-eyer made.
Bryants 'trip njarks him as a
Democratic power He has left
behind hini atrall' of approval.
Does he intend to be a candidate?
This is what he says :
" "Three times I thought I was
the strongest man in my party.
Now, I do not believe that I am
the leader who can poll the most
votes. The public" used to be
against me because the. voters
thought I was self-seeking and
fighting for myself. I beg the
Democrats to send progressive
delegates to the Baltimore con-