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The Primary Pledge-Organize Now.
(From The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 17, 1905.) THE PLEDGE OUTLINED. . "Mr. Bryan has been in recent of a multitude -of letters since the elec tion urging organizing tor the campaign of 1903. The rank and file of the party are ready to begin the fight; they only await a pln of co operation. This plan has been under consideration for some weeks and is herewith sub mitted. "Let each democrat pledge himself to attend nil of the primaries of his party to be held between now and the next democratic national conven tion, unless unavoidably prevented, and to use his influence to secure a clear, honest and straightforward declaration "f the party's position ou every question upon which the voters of the party desire to speak. "This plan does not involve the writing of a platform in advance of the primaries; it does not rest upon the paramount importance of any one is sue. It recognizes the riiiht of the democratic voters to control the policy of the democratic purty, and to determine its position upn public ques tions. It also recognizes the importance of honesty and sincerity in poll ties. "This proposition will appeal to all who believe In the rule of the people to all ho are willing that the majority shall govern fu party manage ment and lu 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 determine for himself but it does mean that the democratic platform shall give voice to the prevailing sentiment of tho democratic party, and that the party shall take the country into its con fijt Lee. The pledge proposed is a primary pledge because the people speak nt the primaries. The national convention is attended by delegates and each delegate represents tens of thousands of democrats. The state convention Is also attended by delegates, and these represent thousands of di'ni ocrats. Ths county conventions are, as a rule, attended by delegates, and thess in turn represent hundreds of democrats. At the primary the vot ere speak tor themselves; there democracy has its citadel. "Wliou the work of organization is sufficiently advanced, a time can be set for the meeting of the members in their various localities. The mem ber h of this organization, while pledged to but one thing namely, attend ance put the primaries are urged to co-operate among themselves for the Hupport of every effort upon forth to eliminate corruption in politics. No cause can prosper permanently that does not appeal to the moral sense of the country, and the moral sense of the country is now being awakened to the Importance of purifying politics. "Who will be the first to make this pledge? A record will be kept in The C emmoner office of the name and address of each person who enters Into this movement. Those who desire to be enrolled can either write approv ing the object of the organization, and asklDg to have their names entered on the roll, or they can fill out and mail the blank which is printed below. THE PRIMARY PLEDGE. I promise to attend all the primaries of my party to be held between now and the next democratic national convention, unless unavoidably pre vented, and to use my influence to secure a clear, honest and straightfor ward declaration of the party's position on every question upon which the voters of the party desire to speak. Signed., Street., Postofflce State.. County Voting precinct or ward Fill out blanks and mail to Commoner Office, Lincoln, Neb. APPEAL TO FILIPINOS. Humorous Philipics by a Witty Speaker. W K. Andrews, a well known lum berman of Grand Rapids, Michigan, responding to a toast at a banquet recently, made the followingeloquent ly humorous appeal to the Filipinos: You Filipinos don't know what you are missing by not wanting to become citizens of this grand country of ours. There Isn' anything like it under the sun. You ought to send a delegation over to see us the land of the free land of fine churches and 40,000 licensed saloons; bibles, forts, and guns; houses of prostitution, millionaires and paupers; theologi ans and thieves, liberists and liars; politicians and poverty; Christians and chain gangs; solochs and scala wags; trusts and tramps; money and misers; homes and hunger; virtue and vice; a land where you can get a good bible for 15 cents and a drink of whiskey for 5 cents; where we have a man In congress with three wives and a lot in the penitentiary for ha v ing two wives, where some men make sausage out of their wives and some want to eat tnem raw; wnere we make bologna out of dogs and can ned beef out of hones and sick cows, and corpses out of the people who eat it; where we put a man in jail for not having the means of support and on the rock pile for asking for a lob of work; where we license bawdy houses and fine men for preaching Christ oa the street corners; where we have a congress of 400 men to make laws and a supreme court of nine to set them aside; where good whiskey makes bad men and bad men make good whiskey;where news papers an paid for suppressing the troth and made rich for teaching a lie; where professors draw their con rlctlvu from the same place they do their salaries; where preachers m A ASP SVSS A. art paia lao.wu a year so ) tls derd and tickle the ears of ; ' rhy; where business consists ' Zzg hold of property In any it won't land you in the peal 7, where trusts "hold up' and holds down'; where men . r what they don't want, tor fear they won't get what they do want by voting for it; where a girl goes wrong is an outcast and her male partner flourishes as a gentle man; where women wear false hair and the men dock their horses' tails; where the political wirepuller has displaced the patriotic statesman; where men vote for a thing one day and cuss it 304 days; where we have prayers on the floor of the National Capital and whiskey in the cellar; where we spend $500 to buy a states man who is rich and f 10 to put away a workingman who Is poor; here to be virtuous is 'to be lonesome, and to be honest is to be a crank; where we sit on the safety valve of energy and pull wide open the throt tle of conscience; where gold is sub stance the one thing sought for; where we pay $15,000 for a dog and 15 cents a dozen to a poor woman for making shirts; where we teach the untutored Indian eternal life from the bible and kill him off with bad whiskey; where we put a man in jail for stealing a railroad; where the check-book talks, sin walks in broad daylight, justice is asleep, erime runs amuck, corruption permeates our whole social and political fabric, and the devil laughs at every street cor ner. Come to us, Fillies! .We've got the greatest aggregation of good things and bad things, hot things and cold things, all varieties and colors ever exhibited nnder one tent. Canny John Sherman. f rotn April Upplnattt's. The late Secretary John Sherman showed his talent for financiering at as. early age. He and two of his brothers had been given a sum of money with which to pay their board while on a shooting trip for a week at the house of a farmer near Lan caster, Ohio, their home. The week ended, John ordered the wagon and paid his board. But the farmer refused the money, saying that the sons of Judge Sherman would always be .welcome guests. When John found that he did not have to pay his board, he sent the wagon back to the barn and stayed another week. ,,-.. UnUm ; lsY Emotes ElfMtaM Fifty Years iho Standard T7--N 7y Hade to pirn crcsm of tartar dsrind frsni grapes. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.. CHICAGO, To Burn a Girl's School. Lexington, Ky., April 8. News of five attempts to burn Rucker Ball, the girl's dormitory of the George town, Ky., college, the largest Bap tist institution In the South, has just come te light. Five fires were start in as many rooms Saturday and Sunday night with the apparent In tention to destroy the building. Ev ery effort to discover the incendiary has met with failure. The college authorities believe that one of. the girls did it and the building is now watched nightly. Detectives have been sent for and guards have been placed on all the floors of the hall. Every girl was takeu before the faculty, sworn and questioned. Theproceedureconsum ed an entire night. While all the girls were at service at a nearby church the fire broke out again. No body was in the hall while the service was in progress. One girl whose name is withheld, is said to be nnder suspicion, but the movements of all are watched. Because of this some of the parents have threatened to take their children away from the scnool. He Slew a Missouri Woman. St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. Cassiua Brown, a negro, was convicted to day of the murder of Urn. Nancy Gay in this county November 23. Brown bound and gagged Mrs. Gay and cut her throat. The body of Mrs. Gay was found by her husband, George Gay, and her son, Lester, when they returned to their home, near Agency, from the flely at noon, November 23 The throat was cut, the feet were tied and the hands pinioned behind the body. the father and son were arrested but were released soon after. Brown was arrested early in December. The motive for the crime was believed to be robbery. Asking Folk Not to Sign. . Jefferson City, April 8. Officials o the Burlington railroad are here be fore Governor Folk opposing the signing of what is known as the max imum freight rate bill passed by the late legislature. J udgs O. M. Spencer, of St. Joseph, and J. W. Blythe, of Council Bluffs, la., of the Burlington system, and E. F. Roberts,' of St. Louis, with others, are In the delega tion, .i 202 Miles In 169 Hinutes., ; Boone, la., April 10. Engineer Wared, of the .Chicago ft Northwest ern railroad, has broken a record up on that road by driving his engine from Clinton to. Boone, a distance of 202 miles, in 189 minutes, He left Clinton twenty-nine minutes late, was delayed thirty-four minutes during the ran and arrived in Boone one minute late.' ShstHIsWifasndHlcRself. ; Oklahoma City, Ok., April 8.-11. L. Sheppard, recently of Holdenvflle, L T shot and killed his wife and then committed suicide ' In a boarding house here to-night Domestic dlffl- enltks are assigned as the cause of tbetragsdy.-; ;-.-.v.' Coroner Defers to Widow's Wish. . Macon, Mo., April 10. "If one of those boys killed Maurice, God knows It, and he will punish the guilty. That's not for us." That Is what Mrs. Maurice Maloney, widow of the Postmaster at Lyda, who died suddenly Monday, night from the supposed effects of a blow received during an attack by some young men recently, told the officers. Dr. L. O Mason, coroner, came over from Bevier and suggested to the widow and her children that un der the circumstances it was proper to hold an inquest. The family seem ed averse to it, Mrs. Maloney stating her reasons in the language given above. The coroner accepted her mandate and returned home without trying to ascertain the cause of the old Postmaster's death. The-Good Uses of A Lemon. From the IndUnapolll Sentinel. Gargle a bad sore throat with a strong solution of lemon juice and water. The juice of a lemon in a cup of black coffee without any sugar will cure sick headache. Lemon juice and salt will remove iron rust. A strong uumw iri.rd lemonade taken before bre.kfHHt will prevent and cure a bilious uttack. Lemon juic added to m'lk until it curds and these curds then bound upon parts swollen from rheumatism will bring relief. Lemon juh-e mixed very thick with sujar will remove thatticklingcough that is t' annoying. A hot lemonade taken just before going to bed will cure a cold on the lungs. L cloth saturated in lemon juice and bound about a cut or wound will stop its bleeding. Lemon juice adWI to fruit juices that do not j '! remiily, such as cherry, strawberry, etc., will cause them to jell. FIFTY CENTS IN some conditions the gain from the use of Scott's Emulsion is . very rapid. For this -reason we put up a fifty-cent size, which Is enough for an ordinary cough or cold or useful -as a trial for babies and children. In other conditions the gain b slower health cannot be built up In a day. ' In such cases Scott's Emulsion must be taXcn as nourishmenti a food rather than a medicine. It's a food for tired and weak digestions. 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