The Lampasas Daily Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 757, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 16, 1906 Page: 1 of 4
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The Lampasas Daily Leader.
Lampasas, Texas, August 16, 1906.
Whole Number 757
3 ALWAYS FIRST
Just received by the morning Express:
Ladies’ Belts, Purses,
Wrist Bags, Side Combs,
Back Combs, Collar Supporters
For the newest and best always see
Stokes Bros. & Company
The People who sell it for less.
The third election on the ques-
tion of prohibiting the sale of in-
toxicating liquors in Lampasas
county was held Wednesday, Au-
gust 15, 1906. The first was held
May 30, 1903, and resulted in a
majority of 26 for local option.
This election was enjoined and
did not go into effect until July
28, 1904. Another election was
held June 30, 1905, and resulted
an a majority of 14 against local
option. This election was pro-
nounced illegal on technical
grounds by the courts, and the
new law having in the meantime
gone into effect, it was held that
another election could not be or-
dered previous to July 28, 1906,
and it was made obligatory upon
the commissioners court to order
another election at or about that
time without petition. This elec-
tion was ordered by the court on
July 30, 1906, the date being
fixed for August 15, 1906; the lo-
cal optionists being defeated by
a majority of 21 votes.
The three contests in this coun-
ty shows two things. First, that
there is a very close margin of
votes on either side; and second,
that public sentiment is almost
crystalized on the question.
It is remarkable to note the in-
crease in the vote of the county
since the agitation of this ques-
tion begun. The total vote on
May 30, 1903, was 1138. At the
general election for national,
state, district and county officers
Nov. 8, 1904, the total vote was
about 1236. At the election held
June 30, 1905, the total vote was
1378, and at the election held
August 15, 1906, the total vote
was 1511, or a vote lacking only
27 of an increase of 200 in the
three years and two and a half
months of time.
The question all over the state
has unfortunately become a po-
litical one, and the recent con-
test for the chief office in the
state was made largely upon
this ground. It will not down,
no matter who tries to suppress
it. Senator Culberson expressed
the sentiment of the leading men
in political matters at Dallas
Wednesday, when he said: “The
whisky traffic when it violates the
laws of Texas, has no right to
claim the protection of the dem-
ocratic party.’’ There are laws
gover ning the traffic. They were
made by, the people of Texas,
and all those in office have obli-
gated themselves to see that the
laws governing the traffic are
Lampasas county can not hold
another election on local option
for two years, but many who fa-
vor it say they will keep up their
organization and give the matter
another test as soon as the legal
The Leader believes in the lo-
cal option law, believes it is dem-
ocratic, the right of the people to
govern themselves, and while in
no sense an organ, its editors
and proprietors are well known
as voters of the prohibition ticket.
The following is the vote in de-
tail as returned from the several
voting precincts of the county:
For prohibition ........... 34
Against prohibition........ 71
For prohibition............ 8
For prohibition............ 13
Against prohibition........ 13
Against prohibition........ 59
For prohibition............ 25
Against prohibition........ 39
For prohibition............ 55
Against prohibition........ 26
For prohibition............ 29
Against prohibition........ 23
Total against prohibition.....766
Total for prohibition.........745
Majority against prohibition.. 21
Total vote cast, 1511.
Advertised Letter List.
List of unclaimed letters for
the week ending today:
Charles Buckley, Miss Myrtis
Capps, George Dunkin, Pauli
Eleean, B. F. Florence, Mrs. Ar-
mindy Haney, Chas. Monroe,
Mrs. W. L. Moore, Paul Nixton,
B. F. Reeves, Miss Jewel Rogers,
T. P. Spring, M. D., Rev. J. C.
W. H. Webber, P. M.
E. C» Terry of Topsey was
among the visitors to the city
State Democratic Platform,
The following is the platform
adopted by the Democratic State
Convention at Dallas, August 15,
We, your committee on resolu-
tions and platform, beg to submit
the following report:
1. We indorse and commend the
present administration of Gov-
ernor S. W. T. Lanham as faith-
ful to the interests of the people
of Texas, and return the thanks
of the democracy to our state offi-
cials for their faithfulness and
efficiency in office.
2. We demand that the next leg-
islature enact such a law as will
define and prohibit lobbying.
3. We favor the enactment by
the next legislature of a law pro-
hibiting the issuance of free
passes or the giving of free trans-
portation, franks or privileges, in
any form, oy railroads or other
corporations within this state,
except to those employed by said
corporations and their families,
the indigent poor, for whom ap-
plication is made by religous or
charitable organizations, and
sheriffs, rangers and other officers
whose duties are to execute crim-
inal process ; and we request the
next governor of state to keep
the legislature in session, if nec-
cessary, by extraordinary call un-
til the law as is herein demanded
has been passed.
4. We demand the enactment of
a law prohibiting corporations
from contributing to the cam-
paign expenses of any party or
individual or to secure the adop-
tion or defeat of any measure sub-
mitted to the vote of the people.
5. We demand the enactment of
a law, or, if necessary, the sub-
mission of a constitutional amend-
ment to the people of Texas, de-
fining insolvent corporations and
prohibiting the same from doing
business in this state.
6. We demand the passage of a
law compelling telephone and
telegraph companies to transmit
each others messages and to make
connections necessary therefor at
7. We demand such amendments
to our laws regarding private cor-
porations as will require the pay -
ment of at least 50 per cent of
their capital stock before the fil-
ing of a charter and within two
years the additional 50 per cent
of the capital stock, and that will
insure greater publicity and a
greater measure of protection to
creditors and stock holders.
8. We oppose nepotism and de-
mand the passage of such laws by
the next legislature as may be
necessary to eliminate the same
from the public service in this
12. We expressly demand of the
next legislature the enactment of
such amendments to the Terrell
election law as may be necessary
to simplify and perfect the same;
and we further demand the adop-
tion thereto providing for a uni-
form test, and such an amendment
to the election law as will by a
blanket primary enable a majority
of the voters of the respective
parties to make nominations by
direct ballot of the voters without
the intervention of conventions.
13. We favor the democratic
policy of making ample provision
for all of our eleemosynary in-
stitutions in order that we may
still continue to provide for our
14. Recognizing the import-
ance of good puhlic roads to all
of the people of Texas, we recom-
mend to the next legislature the
enactment of such laws as may
be deemed necessary to attain
15. We suggest such legisla-
tion, as will simplify the proceed-
ure in both civil and criminal
trials and recommend such re-
forms as may be practicable in
our jury system.
16. We recommend that the
next legislature submit an amend-
ment to the state constitution
authorizing the erection and
maintenance of a home for indi-
gent or decrepit wives or mothers
of Confederate soldiers and sail-
9. We demand the enactment by
the next legislature of a uniform
text book law.
10. We demand such early
amendments and additions to our
present drainage and irrigation
laws as will enlarge their scope
and generally benefit and render
11. We recognize that our laws
are inadequate to properly deal
with youthful offenders and we
demand that the legislature enact
laws conferring necessary power
in courts of competent jurisdic-
tion to the end that youthful of-
fenders may be corrected, reform-
ed and more suitably dealt with^
17. We recommend that occu-
pation taxes on useful occupations
18. We believe that the own-
ers of all property which is not
exempt from taxation by the con-
stitution of the state, should be
compelled to contribute their just
proportion toward defraying the
expenses of the government, and
to the accompishment of that re-
sult we pledge the democracy of
Texas to the enactment of such
further laws as will secure the
just rendition of all property for
taxation at its full value, and
compel the payment of taxes
properly assessed against it, and
the enactment of such laws as will
secure the taxation of all property
intangible and tangible, including
the franchises or intangible as-
sets or property of those corpo-
rations, which by reason of the
nature or character of their as-
sets or property under the pres-
ent laws escape their just propor-
tion of taxation.
19. We recommend that a state
department of agriculture be es-
tablished and the same be sepa-
rate and apart from all other de-
partments and interests and^tliat
the same bs adequately support -
led; that there be provided ade-
port be provided for the A. and
M. College, the experiment sta-
tions, the farmers’ institute, the
college of industrial arts for girls,
and the Texas state university,
for the teaching and the training
of our youths and the more liber-
al education of our citizenship.
We recommend that the principle
of county taxation for school pur-
poses be adopted. We demand
that the constitutional requir-
ment for at least six months’
time for free school for each child
in each year be complied with.
O. T. Holt, Chairman.
Brooks out on completion of
first ballot at 11:45 a. m. Col-
quitt withdrew in favor of Camp-
bell at 2:10 p. m. The contest is
now between Bell and Campbell,
with a prospect that the old his-
toric tune, “The Campbells are
coming,” will be played this ev-
R. L. Farris, osteopathic physi-
cian, office over Lion Drugstore.
Treats all curable diseases. Lit-
erature furnished on request.
Consultation and Examination
Nominees of the Democratic
For Sheriff and Tax Collector,
J. K. Morriss.
For County Treasurer,
G. W. Tinkle.
Fdr County Clerk,
J. E. Morgan.
For Public Weigher,
C. O. Witcher.
For County Attorney,
H. F. Lewis.
For District Clerk,
A. F. Baker
For Tax Assessor,
J. E. Wiley.
For County Judge,
M. M. White, (re-election)
For District Attorney,
John D. Robinson.
R. E. Noble.
E. T. Jordan.
Sheriff and Tax Collector.
J. S. Jackson.
D. A. Holley.
quate agricultural equipment and
teaching force for the state nor-
mal colleges, the college of indus-
trial arts for girls, and the A. and
M College, and that industrial
thought in the schools by en-
couraged by teaching the ele-
ments of agriculture and of the
industrial arts; that the A. and
M. College, the college of indus-
trial arts for girls and the state
normal colleges, be authorized to
grant diplomas having the force
of state teachers’ certificates to
all who complete the necessary
coarse of studies and are gradu-
ates in the industrial branches.
We recommend that lib^jr^l sup-
T. S. ALEXANDER,
Office with Walter Acker,
FLOOR-FIX FOR FLOORS
LOUISVILLE VARNISH CO.
fOR SALE BY
LION DRUG STORE.
New Shaving Parlor
North end Peoples National Bank
Building. Coke Dandruff Cure
and Hair Tonic. Get your shoes
shined while you wait.
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Vernor, J. E. The Lampasas Daily Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 757, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 16, 1906, newspaper, August 16, 1906; Lampasas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth898041/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lampasas Public Library.