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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 15, 1913, Victoria, Texas Greatest StnagtHtmOda Medical Science Vtotflfk Md Vietark Gouty toond TUM O VOLUME VICTORIA TEXAS tATUKOAY FEBRUARY 15 111 NUMBER 1EOPOLD MORRIS ISSUES ADDRESS TO TEXAS PEOPLE Roaata the Majority of the Thirty third Texaa Lcgitlature who are More Favorable to the Big Interesta Than Thoie of the People u Austin Texas Feb tative Leopold Morris of Victoria Is sued the following addressto peo ule of Texas today The people of Texas figuratively jpeaking are up one of the tallest trees in the Tree ot Pro fllbltion I fell out of that tree soon after the Legislature convened and 1 warn others to climb down before they anutaln as hard a fall or suffer some thing worse The real issue in Texas politics is not that of prohibition but whether or not the people or the special interests akall rule And what 1 have learned since coming to Austin has convinced me that llie special interestsare rul ing now and largely because the peo pie have been misled by a false issue There Is no line of demarcation be tween and antis in the Legiala ture when it conies to serving the interests Now I do not mean to allege that any legislator is corrupt or to Question or to impugn the mo tires of any one But t do charge that many members of this Legislature are men who are extremely conservative In their views as regards the rights of th predatory who are satisfied with the present order of things men who are more ready to lend an ear to Big Business than the people and men who frown upon prac tically all legislation when it conflicts with the Interests of Big Business And if lthe people had been alive to the real issues most of these represen tatives would have had about as much Shance of election to the Legislature John D Rockefeller has to be Pres Ident the United States thing aside from the ques tion of prohibition that has contribut ed to this undesirable state ot affairs is the campaign of publicity so clever Jy widely and persistently conducted 1n the Interest of the powers that by certain commercial organiza tions that apparently have for their purpose the general development of Texas If prohibition were the main issue in Texas Mr Terrell would never have been elected speaker of the House I regard Mr Terrell as one of the ablest and most conscientious members of the Legislature but I also consider him to be one of the conservative members And if had not been for the votes of some of the prohibition members who hold similar views he would not now oe cupy the high position that he does Since becoming a member of the Legislature there is only one vote that I regret having cast and that was against an open ballot in the election of the vote that I am heartily ashamed of I did not as I did to protect myself for I had previously announced my unquali fied support of Mr Terrell But I did so in order to protect the prohi bitionists who did not have the cour age to vole for him in the And I am quite positive that several of the gentlemen who were most anxious for this protection knowing full well what the result would be were among those voted for the very thing they endeavoring to avoid And since then some of those who did not want j their constituents to know whom they for speaker have been loud est and most active in their support of men and measures calculated to ap the wrath and remove the sus picions of their people such as proJ hiblting inaugural balls humiliating aj grand old veteran of the Democracy the Confederacy regulating thn taloonH ouf of business destroying so cial clubs in territory that doesnt concern them and proposing the Kcri yonSheppard bill for endorsement They alsovoted to liave the room of the aergeantatarms closed on Sun day but have offered no objection to drawing pay for Sunday services not performed while also rcquenting that the postmaster at the Capitol Station distribute their mail on Sundays Possibly with the same evident pur pole In view a number of those I lure referred to and are rav Ug about the alleged grafting of coun ty oftctalt under the system I ilbly because it affects only individ uals but whenever Big Business wants will not say they are too conservative and have too much regard for the material wel fare of Texas not to grant it They grow eloquent in defending the Con stitution from threatened violation j It seems whenever the peoples de party platform demands In which the people have had little or no under consideration right sort of women and have the inthis Incident and others equally ai right sort of husbands they will not enter Into any contracts at all except upon the advice of their husbands 6 To require manufacturers to place their own names and addreiscs And I will add here that I upon their products and to furnish I have statements as to tho materials of a little daughter and that 1 would which such products are composed rather have a dozen rascals on the The people ought to get what they outside of her home if she marries than one grand rascal on the inside pay for whether it be a woolen suit a gold article linen goods mahogany I further in this conuec1 rurnUllre stecl or what tion that 1 am opposed to womans suflnot can successfully dispute and yet thoy are for the most for j Umt the worthiness and necessity of such the very ones who are making the haml Umt rocks the rulcs law toulsiana has a measure of greatest effort to change not to say destroy the Constitution When the Thirtythird Legislature world and consequently tiie right of suffrage is not needed to protect wo mankind The Titanic disaster illus first met and 1 noted the many good tratert wlmt men wm a0 f0r women measures that had been introduced Ijandthe fact that manyof our penl concluded that the legislature could tentiaries do not contain a woman not finish its labors in two mouths convict also proves1 mans high regard and do justice to all And then i wondered why the people of Arkansas had chosen to limit the sessions of their Legislature to two months But 1 did not wonder long after 1 became aware of how many good bills had for women However if this ture defeats the womans ninehour bill ifit goes on record as placing the dollar above the flesh and blood of our women and if the great commer cial Interests those which would grind this sort covering shoes and other states have pure paint laws It such laws are good for shoes and paints they ought to bo good for all other articles of manufacture As Honorable William Jennings Bryan wrote me I think that the measure that you propose is all right No valid objection can be made to any law which has for its object the en couragement of honesty aiid the pro tection of the public from dishonesty I do not see how It could be construed been Wiled in this Legislature and hunmnUy todust in order to serve how many bad ones in my opinion owtt seltisll purposes influence had survived And I soon reached the nignest Iaw makilg body of this the conclusion that it would be better for the people of this state with con ditions remaining as they are if the Legislature did not meet at ail I came to Austin with positive views against certain measures and tempts were straightway made representatives of the interests Kt great state to deny women the same working hours as men then I may change my views on this great qu tion and favor equal suffrage for If the men will not protect the women in this grave matter the women cer byjtainly ought to be given every oppor afjtunity to protect themselves And I fected by them to discredit me Whatam proud that a man the Honorable does that rascal Morris want in theCarlos Bee of San Antonio was the Legislature some of them asked author of this bill and I am glad to They said that I was a millionaire believe that the men in this Legisla and the fact that I am from Victoria ture will do their duty with respect the richest city of its size in the to it United States lent credence to thatj After ray nomination for represen report which kept me continually emulative I put my whole heart and soul barrassed by persons trying to borrow into the task of becoming a legislator money from me Well Ill tell you in studying the conditions and needs what Morris is up here for said one of the state 1 wrote hundreds of let of the lobbyists and he smiled knowters to authorities on many subjects ingly and spoke in a whisper as if he and carefully preserved the replies for were telling a great secret Morris is use as references in committee hear up here he continued in order to ings and remarks the House get through a fence bill drawn In I will say without any conceit interest of the big ranchmen of his j whatever that I have tried to serve section He also wants Fannins Batmy people to the best of my ability tlefield In Goliad County converted and that I have introduced some of into a park because his motherinlaw the best measures that have been sub owns the land around it and it will mltted to tills Legislature Some of increase the value of her property these measures are as follows And then Morris is here for another J To prohibit the use of the ben purpose He wants to defeat the wojzoates and saccharine in food products mans separate propertyj rights billThe Federal Government prohibits because he married one of the richest girls in Victoria such une of saccharine and at least three progressive states Florida WIs The truth is that my fence bill was consin and Indiana prohibit the benzo drawn so much in the interest of theates The American Medical Society small landowners thatit was utterly many foreign medical societies and unfair to the large landowners This Boards of Health and nine out of was detected by Representative Bur1 every ten physicians In the states melster who joined me in introducj named have gone on record as ab ing the bill after it had been amended solutely condemning the use of ben in that particular and had met with zoates in food products the approval attorney general 2 and 3 To compel the publication The bill which has been reportedunof the proceedings of County Commis sioners Courts and an annual financial statement of Public School Boards There can be no question about the favorably provided that owners of ad joining lands should share equally in the cost ot partition fences The report was also circulated that this righteousness of these bills It was Act would compel landowners to join contended in the arguments against railroads in the cost of fencing theirthem that their enactment would lead rightofways But if that had been so to graft among the newspapersThere those who were so husy circulating is not a nobler more needy or more that report in orderto discredit me deserving set of professional men than would never havesaid anything editors and few further removed it There Is a law requiring graft or higher above dishonesty to fence their rightofrways aiid my And besides grafting in a small way bill would not have affected it My motherinlaw does not own a foot of land in Goliad County nor any land within miles of Fannins Battle field The gentleman who owns the battlefield Mrs H B Hanley of Ooj liad also owns the surrounding land and has very patriotically agreed to donate the battlefield to the state if the state will convert it into a park which measure meets with the approv al of the governor and probably will be reported favorably in the House Representative Kirby joined me in introducing this bill As to the womans separate prop with daylight much to be preferred to possible grafling on a large scalebeyond the sunshine of publicity 4 and 5 To require counties to give paupers or unknown persons hu mane burials to keep some record of them and to mark their graves Nor can there be any question about the merits of those two measures An unknown woman was buried by a cer Now It may seem startling to the unsophisticated citizen but neverthe less all of these measures have been reported unfavorably and In no cose was I given a hearing before any of the committees to which they were referred rules of the House al low the author of a bill and I am not the only member who has been treated In this manner I need not go into details about how hard I stirred to save these measures and others equally as good from the fate 1 early felt would overtake them how I remained at my post of duty away from a very sick child at home to appear before the Committee on Public Health on my benzoate bill aft er being promised a hearing on a cer tain date how diligently I worked to prepare a 23page brjef to be read be fore that committee how the bill was reported unfavorably in the mean time without my knowledge or how after pleading with the chairman of the committee Representative Foun tain I was again granted a chance to MEXICO CITY i According to latet advices Mexico City is the scene of war bloodshed and pandemonium The rebels under Felix Diaz numbering perhaps 4000 broke open tho penitentiary and liber ated from 3000 to 5000 desperadoes who joined their ranks Shot and shell Is devastating and depopulating the city Electric light wires were cut bj their shots and parts of the city was left in darkness Persons living jn this section of the city escaped In the darkness from the city The rebels turned their artillery towards the Brit ish legation and terrible havoc was wrought The American consul es caped from the American consulate and took refuge in the American em Iwssy The United States is ruaLlng war vessels and soldiers to Mexican ports to the relief of the legations and to resident Americans It now looks as If the United States will lie compelled to put down the rebellion and restore order In Mexico It will be an ex pensive war in both lives and mancy Every one is watching the course evunta are taking and we must not be surprised If American soldiers are landed at Vera Cruz to protect Ameri can lives and property in Mexico and to maintain the Monroe doctrine of noninterference by European nations with American affairs 2000 federal troops In Chihuahua havo declared for FelixDim an4 riot Ing breaks out In Chihuahua An Americanwoman Mrs Holmes was Killed yesterday at m while the battle wasraging Doth legs of another American woman were shot off while she was preparing dinner In her home which was In the hue of firing Noncombatants have no refuge In the city and looting has begun Madero may move the capital to appear before his committee only to San Luis Potosl The situation Is be bedcnled a hearing In the end I willjcomingmoreacute daily A declsho say about thelobbyists who victory foreither side would clear up h ere to defeat the bill or of the alarnvi they created over the state among honest dealers Nor will I say much about the disappearance of my resolution on railroad consolidations which though referred to the Commit tee on Common Carriers never reach ed that committee although at least one member ot the committee Repre sentative Watson of Hays County In tended to use it if necessary as a minority report I am not so narrow as to deny the representatives of any interests affect ed by legislation pending or proposed he right to be heardwhen their in terests are affected and In my case I would have been glad to have had an opportunity to disprove their argu ments for I certainly had the facts and they knew it ButI do object to lobbyists playing poker with legisla tors although I am frank enough to admit that I have no proof of such and that 1 am not opposed to card playing as a general thing And I ob ject to lobbyists scurrying about the floor of tho House like rats when the House is not in session and to their furnishing applause In the galleries wlien it is in session And I do object further to the Committees of the Mouse showing the representatives of the special interests every courtesy while denying the authors of the meas ure affecting their interests a hear ing or practically doing so by avoid ance But after all the legislators and not the lobbyists arc most to i blame for these conditions for if the mattersfrom the American viewpoint House contraryto tile desires of some of the leaders they can only furnish material for the steam roller Why it took the House nearly thirty min utes to adjourn Saturday when every member wanted it to all because of the lack of familiarity with the i tiles I am Issuing this address to the peo ple of Texas In order to let them know what is going on in their lawmaking body and to arouse greater interest In its proceedings I shall have those of my measure which have been reported unfavorably in the House introduced in the Senate by request if necessary ami I ask those favoring them to get busy in the meantime and write tele graph or telephone their representa tives to give these measures their sup port Very respectfully LEOPOLD MORRIS Fresh pork outage at Joe Montags Children Cry FOR FLETCHERS OASTO R i DACOSTA DOINGS DaCosta Texas Feb 7th and Iho 11th the weather has been very disagreeable while the rainfall wns only 1 C8 inches it makes It very hard Tor stock on account of the cod tinned misting Most farmers are ready to plant Sotllers arecoming In very rapidly mosI ot them coming from North mud east Texas and Louisiana Nineteen new houses have been built in and around DaCosta within the past two or three months The graveled roads arc appreciated very much by everybody We dont see how we ever did without them Tho DaCosta public school was repainted last week whichadda considerable to the appearance of little burg Pos Michalke tin aged German who lived with Henry Burke about four miles cast of DaCosta died February 10 Old age and bad health In general Is reported to have been the cauie ot death Wllle and Jesse Biishong were called to Slnton last week to attend the ernl oftheir father who died very iod dinly uf pneumonia Messrs Stafford and Waters passed through here last week selling for the Los Angeles Heights Improve ment Company of 3an Antonio TeiM Among others they sold W H sler 2 lots this makes three lots Mr DeVasier owns In the Los Heights Addition Willis and Flceman are still nice June cut prairie hay John Shiller Is having his home painted John Strasak is marketing some cabhiigc he raised this winter Mrs T S Maddox 1 visiting Prldgen this week O Weaver expects to remove to Bloomlngton in the near future NO niASONon IT When Victoria Cltlzena Show a Way Theie can be no reason why any reader of this who suffers the torturen of an nchlng back the annoyance of urinary disorders the pains and dan gers of kidney ills will fail to heed the words of a neighbor who has found re lief Head what a Victoria citizen Louis Hiller IOC Santa Rosa Street Victoria Texas says I was suffering from disordered kidneys and was about laid up with lame back 1 felt de pressed and was caused annoyance by the kidney secretions I did not rest well was nervous and arose In tne morning feeling tired and languid I knew that my kidnejs were disordered the irregular passages of the kld oy secretions 1 finally got Kidney Pills at Harding Parkers Drug Store and since using them I have been all right Doans Kldner Pills are fine and I am pleased to con firm the public testimonial I gave some years ago recommending them For sale by all dealers Price 50 cents FosterMilburn Co Buffalo New York sole agents for the States Demember the and take no other fully equipped F 0 B Victoria r Champlon of th Light Car Class tain county in this state and some time later her little daughter wrote to one of the authorities and request ed him to have her mothers grave marked so that she might have the erty rights bill I will state that I removc But a rain had fallen followed Mrs Hortense Wards instrucin lhe mcantlme and washed the tions explicitly as to it Mrs Ward ismound away add the grave could not a former Victorian and was the authjbe hills had their origin or of the original bill She told roe that a substitute satisfactory to her self would be offered in the House id that I should vote for It Mrs Ward also advised me that n number of amendments would be offered1 in an endeavor to destroy the measure and to vote against against all of them I therefore voted for the siibj stitute and against all of the manyl amendments offered In the discus1 slon upon the hill much was said about the advantage that would be taken of wives by lightning rod agints and peddlers of patent churns and the Inability ot Wives to make contracts There are many women who are Just as capable of entering Into contracts as their husbands and It they arethe THE CNCMY OF CHILDHOOD The greatest enemy of child hood Is the tape worm ami simi lar parasites They arc tho di rect cause or the loss ot thousands of children who wero so weak ened by the pernicious action of these peats that they become easy victims of disease Tho best pro tection against worms U to give thficlilldren an occasional dose of WHITES CiicJAM VHUMIUJCE It not only worms but acts as a rcneral tonic the stomach and bowels PrlM J5c ptr Bottle Jas T Ejllird Prop StUouljYic D RECOMMENDED OfJ HARDINO A PARKER FLETCHER PHARMACY conscientious men all thn lobbyists In the world cannot freeze them As I write this am informed that my bill prohibiting the sain of dope drinks to children or minors and li censing the sale of such the same ns alcoholic beverages is breathing Its last In one of the committees I told Colonel Jeff McLemorp who has taken much interest in this measure and was among the first to propose it that it liad about as much chance of passage through this Legislature as the com pany that Is suing Jeff for for libel has of collecting that amount from him And so much In doubt am I about Ms Legislature that T have reason for grave fears that my Junior A ft M College hill although signed by a majority of the members of tho Mouse will soon bo another one of my disappointed hopes Them arc mny mcmbnrs of this Legislature whose hearts beat true for the masses of the people but who like myself have very little knowledge of parliamentary law and If they at11 32 HORSE POWER TORPEDO MODEL NOW ON EXHIBITION Thenare certain vital features wherein the Hupmo bile any other car The upkeep expense it less because of light weight and perfect mechanical construction The Hup uses less gasoline because of its smallborelongstroke engine The tires last longer because they are oversize You can drive this car on any road no matter how muddy Have you watched Mr Montaga Hup delivery car the last few days Any Hup will deliver ihe goods We guarantee these things to be tiue Ask anyone who has bought engines or machinery from us during the last 25 years w at our guarantee means Knowlan Machine Shops tempt to perform on the floor of tbe OOOOOOOOOOQOOOOCKXXXMOCXOOOOOOOOOOQW ;