Transcribed by Dorothy
Groesbeck Aligned Himself With Opposition.
"Hope Has Never Seemed So Bright for Recognition of the Party," He Says in Open Letter.
Dr. Herman J. Groesbeck, who has been mentioned as the Bernard candidate for National delegate in the First Congressional district, is out in an open letter, in which he declines to be a candidate and in which he aligns himself with the opposition. The letter has caused the anti-Bernard faction to be very jubilant, as it has been thought that Dr. Groesbeck was one of the strongest supporters of Bernard. The letter is as follows:
"I notice that in an informal
way my name has been mentioned for national delegate for both the
which are to measure strength at the Democratic primary election next
It is not right that any should be in doubt as to my sympathies in the
present contest. I believe there is a sincere effort being made to put
the local Democratic organization in the hands of competent and honest
men. While I should appreciate the honor of being chosen to represent
district at St. Louis I beg to announce that I will not be a candidate.
When such men as Wallace Burch, in the First ward; Fenton Lawson, in
Second; Stanley Matthews in the Ninth and D. S. Oliver in the
and many other such men are willing to accept the position of ward
in order that they may help to save the party from an incompetent
they deserve the support of their fellow Democrats. The Honor to be
with them in this effort is greater to me than the honor of being a
delegate. The hope has never before seemed so bright for a regeneration
of the party, and I trust the members will not prove indifferent to
opportunity. We have been trifled with long enough. Our self-respect is
at stake. Let us have a new order of things."
May 11, 1904 Index
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