Message of Governor O. B. Colquitt to the thirty-second legislature of Texas. Page: 23 of 24
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so arranged as to prevent a complete change of management
at any time. We insist upon a faithful application of the wise and
merciful policy of moral reform and mental and manual training in
all penal institutions.
9. We believe that the general welfare demands that the people
shall not be annoyed by constant political agitations, and they
should be relieved therefrom in order that they may undisturbed
pursue their usual vocations, to the end that they may be contented
and prosperous, and we promise an intelligent and strict enforcement
of the law as it is by lawful means and the enactment of such
additional laws only as are absolutely necessary to protect the
public and the rights and liberties of the people, and we recommend
that the Thirty-first Legislature, now in special session dispose
of the Fire Rating Board law, adjourn and go home.
10. Realizing that the development and prosperity of Texas requires
that there shall be harmony between the producers, the
merchants, farmers, manufacturers, laborers and capitalists, and
that no such harmony can exist except under just and equal laws, we
pledge ourselves to the enactment and enforcement of such laws.
11. We favor the adoption of the constitutional amendment making
provision for the establishment of a home for the widows of
12. We congratulate ourselves that the Democratic party has
controlled the government of the State for nearly forty years, and
that during that time no scandal has ever marked its administration,
and we expressly commend the present State administration for
writing into the statutes of the State the platform pledges of the
13. With renewed hope in the principles of Democracy and a
firm and abiding faith in the capacity of the people for self-government,
we appeal again with confidence to the intelligence and
patriotism of the voters of Texas.
Resolved by the assembled representatives of the Democraticparty
of Texas, That we profoundly regret the illness of our distinguished
senior United States Senator, Hon. Charles A. Culberson,
and hope for him a speedy recovery to his wonted health and vigor,
and we unqualifiedly endorse the faithful and able service of Senators
Culberson and Bailey in the American Congress.
Resolved, That we disapprove of laws requiring a citizen of Texas
to leave the county of his residence and attend court at Austin to defend
suits involving the title to school lands, and recommend to
the Thirty-second Legislature that all such suits in behalf of the
State be tried in the county where the land is situated, as required
in other land suits.
Resolved, That we indorse and commend to the favorable consideration
of the people of Texas the great industrial educational
movement inaugurated and successfully led in this State by Judge
V. W. Grubbs of Hunt County, who has unselfishly devoted many
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Colquitt, O. B. Message of Governor O. B. Colquitt to the thirty-second legislature of Texas., book, 1911; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5834/m1/23/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .