The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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S. W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.
ASPERMONT, Stonewall Co., TEXAS. Thursday, Apr. I«, l OS.
Vol. 10, No.
soxkised by officers
Local Officers Aided by Fed-
eral Officers Arrest and
Jail Violators of Law
Last Sunday afternoon the
local officers aided by a federal
officer gathered in a harvest of
violatersof the local option law
and this was supplemented this
week with other arrests. The
time has no doubt arrived in
/ Haskell when the people will
have no more of these violations.
For months and even years the
people here have stood and
watched the tide of affairs and it
is no doubt becoming intolerable.
Mo$t all of these men have
been arrested time and again on
charges of violating the local
Option law ánd almost as many
times have gone unpunished.
Forbearance has ceased to be a
virtue on the part of the law-
abiding citizens of Haskell and
the day has arrived when the
guilty must pay the price.
Bob Williams was arrested on
Several cases and placed under
J. L. Tippit was arrested on
16 cases and placed in jail.
P. J. Johnson was arrested on \
several cases and placed in jail. !
W. L. Wingo was arrested on 2 J
cases and placed in jail.
Dee Lightfoot was arrested on ¡
2 cases and placed in jail.
It is difficult to sáy just at this
time what will be the result of
these arrests but every effort
will be made to punish guilty
parties to the full extent of the
C. E. McCandless, a detective
brought here thru the instrumen-
tality of Sheriff Park and others,
has been the chief actor in the
drama played here in the last
few days. His work was aided
by the efforts of Mr. J. M. Wil-
kerson who came at a later date
than Mr. McCandless.
The facts unearthed by these
men woul<| no doubt startle man 3'
of our good citizens could they
know the facts. For law-abiding
peaceful citizens to have to sit
still and see the laws passed by
the majority of the people tram-
pled under foot and disregarded,
is a rather serious matter, yet
this has been the case in Haskell
for some time past.
Detective McCandless tells us
that some of the men who are
today in office in Haskell and
Haskell county and who are
seeking further honors at the
hands of the people, are going
hand in hand with these violaters
of the law and hence are the
biggest sinners of the whole lot.
We want to venture the assertion
that such men ought to be put
out of office and kept out. No
doubt this fact may be assigned
as a reason why we have such
the shame of texas
rests on davidson
Evidence Produced Stowing
That Attorney General
is Violater of Law.
(CONTINUKD ON LAST PAGK>
How can any moral, thinking
man support the present Attor-
ney General of Texas for re-elec-
tion after reading the uncontro*
vertible charges preferred
against him by Col. W. M. Imbo-
den of the Austin Statesman, en-
titled, "The Shame Of Texas?"
We wrish every citizen in Texas
could read those charges and Da-
vidson's puny effort to deny
them, He is charged with being
interested in and having control
of three differeaat houses in the
town of Galveston which are be-
ing leased and useeTfer immoral
purposes, being inhabited by
prostitutes who ply tjieir vocation
therein, and one of them is said
to be occupied by. negro women.
That these houses have been so
inhabited for years and years is
=clearly shown, and. that the At-
torney General was aware of the
nature of their occupancy is too
plain to admit ofathe possibility
ofá doubt. Is ^reasonable to
suppose that' arfy ^'business man
would have charge of and lease a
piece of property for ten, or pos-
sibly twenty, years and never
know the nature of the occupan-
cv thereof? The ideá is absurd!
This, affront against law and de-
cency is too much for the people
of our great and moral state to
stand, aad if the charges as set
out by the Statesman are true,
then it becomes the painful duty
of every moral citizen of Texas to
arise enmasse and ask for the im-
mediate resignation of the Attor-
ney General. "This great defend-
er of law and morality violating
the very laws which he himself
has sworn to uphold is too ridicu-
lous to think of! You only have
to refer to the law in this case,
Art. 361, penal code of the Re-
vised Statutes, to see that it has
been openly and grossly violated
if these charges are true, and
that too by one of the highest of-
ficials of our land. Will decent
people deign to support a man
whose record is thus besmirched?
We hope and trust not. Talk^
about Bailey accepting a fee from j
a corporation! Why, high-way
serator a. p. barrett
speaks in as!
On Vital Issues Now
fronting the People of
The Lone Star Stale
robbery would pale into insignifi-
cance when compared to these
charges preferred against our
great (?) Attorney General.
As a matter of course these
charges will be branded as false
and malicious by the supporters
of Davidson, but don't you know
that Texas has on her statutes
one of the strictest libel laws in
existence; and don't you know
that Col. Imboden knew exactly
the contents of this law before
he published these charges?
Then do you think he would
Senator A. P. Barrett of Bon-
ham, who was billed to speak
here arrived at 12:30 in company
with Hon.,.F. R. Allison of Ham-
lin, and the two were immediately
escorted to the Del Mohte Hotel
by a committee consisting of Dr.
T. J. McCamant, R. M. Reed, P.
Brady, D. M. Oldham, Jr., and
S. W. Thomas, where orders had
been given to prepare a specia
dinner in honoi* of "mine host"
Promptly at 2:30 p. m. Senator
Barrett opened his address
for an hour and thirty minutes we
listened to one of the most plain, /
pleasant, and persuasive argu-
ments ever heard in this section
of the country.
Senator Barrett was a member
of the investigation committee,
therefore was prepared to give
facts as they existed at the time
of said investigation, which he
did in a cool, calm and dignifie
manner, showing that there
nothing but truth and honesty in
the depths of his bosom. He
spoke of having known Senatoi
Bailey since his early boyhood
kind unless he has proof positive
to substantiate these statements?
Why certainly he would not.
madly jump into a thing of this/ days and that at no time had he
ever, within his knowledge, J
(continued on last
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Thomas, S. W. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1908, newspaper, April 16, 1908; Aspermont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth168360/m1/1/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.