The Thornton Hustler. (Thornton, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. , Ed. 1 Thursday, July 25, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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THE THORNTON HUSTLE'
Thornton, Limestone County, Texas’, Thursday, July 25, 1918
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Honest Toil and Properly Directed Energy
Are the key-notes of Success. Very few fortunes
are made by chance; some are inherited, but most
of them are won thru persistent effort. KEEP
EVERLASTINGLY AT IT ! “Success is not
reached by a single bound; We mount the ladder by
which we rise; From the lowly earth to the vaulted
skies, And we mount that ladder round by round.”
LET US HELP YOU CLIMB.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF THORNTON, TEXAS.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS - - $100,000.00
President. B. B. Barron
Cashier, J. E. Barnet-
Vice-Pres. W. W. Barnett
Ass’t. Cashier, R. R. Black
I W. Wif«on
w RaJ3Suc. MOfrk■
i All Kinds of Feed Stuff
Large Assortment Feed and Field Seed
PRICES TO MEET ANY COMPETITION j
THORNTON - * - TEXAS j
County Condidates Answer
Hobby Club Questionaire
WOMEN'S HOBBY CLUB.
Mexia, Texas, July 15th, 1918.
To a'! Candidates of Limestone County, Texas :
The women oi Texas have never before been permitted to
participate in an election, and are not. therefore, supposed to be
as we'l informed on current issues as tho men may be.
In order that they may vote intelligently, we have been request*
ed to secure for them the following information to be published
for the benefit of the women voters of Limestone County :
First. For whom will you vote for governor of Texas in the
primaries of 1918 ?
Second. Are you in favor of woman suffrage ?
T hird. Are you in favor of statutory and constitutional state
wide proliibition, and if a candidate for the legislature, will you
vote to submit to the people of Texas a constitutional amendment
providing for state wide prohibition?
Fourth. For whom will you vote for state superintendent
of pubiiclic instruction?
I'iftli. If you a candidate for state senator, flotoriai or countv
i cpi osentative will you vote to seat J. E. Ferguson as Governor of
Texas, should the said feiguson receive a majority of the votes in
the primary election to be held on the 27tb of July, 1918?
Sixth. If you are a candidate for a legislative office will you
under any condition vote to repeal statutory prohibition or
woman suffrage ?
1 hanking you for the courtesy of a prompt reply,
SECRETARY MEXIA HOBBY CLUB.
Fancy Silk Hose, Camasoles,
Braziers, Ladies’ Collars, Kid
and Patent Leather Pumps
Fresh Cream Flour, Corn Flour, Aunt Jemima
Pancake Flour, Nice, Fresh Hams and
Breakfast Bacon, Etc., Etc.
WE WANT YOUR PRODUCE
P. K. McKINZIE
(F. R. HOLLAND, Manager)
Wc Appreciate Your Trad^. • • Thornton, Texas
COLD DRINKS all kinds of soft
DRINKS kept on ice.
Nothing questionable or injurious to health
sold, if hungry, try one of my Hambergers.
Everything keept neat, clean and sanitary.
Thornton, Texas. A. A. MOSS
W. C. CAYTOW, The Old Reliable Blacksmith
Every Job a “Specialty” and executed “Scientifically”
Best Equipped Shop in Town
Thornton ... Texas
Did You Ever Stop to Consider?
LONG ano SHORT
How much good lumber
is wasted by not being
able to get right lengths
buy of us and save that
waste or reduce it to the
smallest waste possible.
We treat our customers
courteously and extend
every accommodation in
the bounds of reason.
You cannot ask move.
To the Women’s Hobby Club, Mexia, Texas;
We, the undersigned, candidates of Limestone
County, respectfully decline to answer for publication,
your several questions propounded to us, for the
FIRST. We believe that you are mistaken in your
conclusion that the women voters of this county are uot
sufficiently informed to cast an intelligent vote in the
yavious races for county offices, We believe that every
any question of public ’inYeresT w'ifhodUTi
statement, which might, and very likely would, be con-
strued as an effort on the part of such candidate to align
himself with and be elected by some political faction.
SECOND. We presume that you desire these ques-
tions answered in order that you may vote for or against
the various candidates, according as they may answer
the several questions. We regard it as undemocratic and
a dangerous precedent to require candidates, other than
candidates for the legislature, to state how they will vote
for any certain office. We believe, since each of us have
lived in this county the greater part of our lives, each
having a record of many years as a citizen, and many of
us a political and official record, that an investigation of
our past would be a safer and more sane test than to take
the word of any candidate as to how he expects to vote
as between individuals.
THIRD. We believe that you, or some other or-
ganized club, have the same right to ask us how we will
'vote on each of the several county candidates, that yon
have to ask how we will vote for state superintendent of
public instructions. There being a lady and gentleman
running for county treasurer, would it not have been
equally fair to us to ask how we expect to vote in this
race! Would this show our qualifications for tho office
to which we aspire? Why not ask each candidate to
state to which church he belongs? With many people
this would be a more suitable test as to manhood.
E^OURTH. None of us are seeking to be elected
upon any political issue, and we believe it would be dan-
gerous to elect our county officials on any purely politi-
cal question. We feel that qualification, fitness, man-
hood, and the life we have lived would make a better
test than how we expect to vote in the race for superin-
tendent of public instructions, or in any other race. We
all have many friends on different sides of the various
questions and races about which you propound us ques-
Barnhart Tonsorial Parlor
Neatest Hair Cuts, Smoothest Shaves, Most
Experienced, Courteous Workmen.
Agents for Corsicana Steam Laundry
HOT AND COLD BATHS
of Tim U11 Tor a Proc^ct^vention, to be com*
at the \varcli6u!l60?^fttlftiUl^Wt9i%Jw/A,,ypty\9',j,«'2rrr£r,' Tti
5 o’clock p. m., to select delegates to attend the county
convention at Groesbeck on August 3rd, and to transact
any other business that may properly come before the
convention. I want to impress on all parties that this
will be a democratic convention, and no one but demo-
crats, who pledge themselves to support the nominees of
this primary in the November election, and who support-
ed Woodrow Wilson for President two years ago, or
have become legal voters since that time, have the right
to participate therein. M. M. DICKEY,
Chairman Thornton Voting Precinct.
is to you. We believe that you asked these questions
without serious consideration.
SIXTH. We understand that in your meeting,
when it was decided to propound these questions, that
you had only 12 ladies present and that only three voted,
and we do not consider this an expression of the good,
liberty loving and patriotic ladies who form your club,
and certainly not of any considerable portion of the
ladies of this county. We do not hesitate to express our
preference on any and all issues of public importance,
and even how we expect to vote for those candidates for
official places of such importance that our stand might
affect our fitness for the position we seek, but we shall
not make any race or question an issue upon which to
ride into office. Very respectfully,
THE COUNTY CANDIDATES-
[Ncte—The above questionaire was signed, person-
ally, by tho Secretary of the Mexia Women’s Hobby
Club, and the answer was signed by each of the county
candidates, but the Hustler omits names for the reason
that we have late heard tHat some of tne candidates had
recanted, had a violent attack of the limber-tail, flew1
Thornton Lumber Company
E. R. RANDALL, Manager. Thornton, Texas
the coop, jumped, the corral, and answered the questions
regardless. We publish the above merely to show our
tions, and if elected to office we will be the servant of readers how some of our new voters regard public issues
all. and we realize that we cannot come out for publica-
tion upon all such questions and races without wounding
! the feelings of some citizen, and thereby destroying our
usefulness as an official, in
this we do not want to do.
the several candidates for county office, to publicly an
and what they deem most important questions. It seems
vital that they should Know who a county candidate will
support for governor, for superintendent of public
degree, at leaiir, and >n«ractio«. (an office that ought to bo kept out of noli-
‘ tics) or if, under certain contingencies, he would have
any scruples in ignoring the wishes of the people who
We believe that your action in requiring elect him to office, but as to whether or not the candidate
lMV, .........adidates for county office, to publicly an- is sober, honest, competent, of good moral standing and
i „T 4.u «n • ... loyal to his country, are matters not worth ones time
nounen ho« they expect to vote to fill yar.oue positions, #boat, Al/a'maUflr of facf, tbe ladiee' intention
,if insisted upon, will seriously injure the cause of equal is go0<}; they want to do the right thiug; but we suspect
'suffrage, because same is unreasonable, unjust and re-;tbey have been misled by some demagogue who hopes to
Thomton Hustler, $1 *00 Per Year fuses the candidate privileges as dear to him as suffrage reap some personal advantage or “fix” an enemy.—Ed.]
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The Thornton Hustler. (Thornton, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. , Ed. 1 Thursday, July 25, 1918, newspaper, July 25, 1918; Thornton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth981297/m1/1/: accessed July 15, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bonham Public Library.