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The National Prohibitionist
f A Journal of Qood Cltlxenalilp ____ _CH1CA00 AND NEW YORK Volume XIII. _ April 16, 1908. Number Forty-Nine CHAIRMAN •UVl'R W. STEWART, CHICAGO, ILL. 5464 JEFFERSON AVI. BAN R. SHEEN, PEORIA, ILL. A. RUTH, CHICAGO, Il/L. AVERY E. HOYT, CHICAGO, ILI* FRANK V. IRISH, CHICAGO ILL. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR the national Probibitionist Exunsion Fund Chicago, 111., April 16, 1908. Every Prohibitionist, Anywhere. Dear Friend: Your Committee organized to assist The National Prohibitionist proposes to do the greatest thing in the line of prohibition journalism ever undertaken in the history of the Prohibition party. We are raising a Club of 10,000 new subscribers to The National Prohibi tionist, and we desire to do it within ten days from the date of this letter. That would give the paper 50,000 new readers, by getting it into 10,000 new homes. It would give the paper additional advantage ‘with advertisers. It would immeasurably help on the campaign of education against the saloon. It would put into the treasury of the paper at once a sum of money which would mean financial success for a most worthy enterprise. The editors of the paper generously allow us to take these subscriptions at 60c each. Under these circumstances are you willing to have a part in this great ^ onward movement? Separate receipts are issued for each 60c paid, in the form of postcard certificates, each being good for one new annual subscription. How many of the cards are you willing to take? I have just turned in my check for $60.00 to pay for ONE HUNDRED new subscribers. In return I get ONE HUNDRED certificates. Some of them I will sell for what I paid for them, some of them I will sell for less and some of them I will give away, but out of it all the paper will get ONE HUNDRED new subscribers. What are you willing to do? Understand the question is not how many subscribers you will undertake to get, but how many certificates will you take and pay for within the next ten days? After that, you can take as much- time as you like in disposing of the certifi cates . * We are not asking anyone to give this money. We are asking that * you become responsible for some certain number of subscriptions and that you pay at once for them, taking your own time to reimburse yourself later. * May I not depend on you to take ten? You may order as few or * yL as many as you choose. Tear off the corner at the bottom of this letter USE and use the coupon for your reply. * THIS Have I not a right to expect a thousand answers to this * COUPON letter at once? Will you be one to reply promptly, or will you * Oliver W. disappoint by making no answer? No member of this Committee re- * Stewart ceives a cent of compensation. We serve from love of the cause * 5464 Jeffer and deep anxiety for the paper. son Ave. Will you help us to put The National Prohibition- ^ Chicago, 111. 1st on a firm foundation by making an immediate reply? Dear Sir-Enclosed * please to find .... Yours truly, * Dollars, for which ^ send me.National ^ ^ Prohibitionist Post Card * Certificates at 60c each. « * Name . Chairman National Prohibitionist * P. 0. ( . Extension Eund. * Address \ .