Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1911

Paperback | May 11, 2012

byFranklin Hichborn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ... the 1909 session, also introduced the 1911 measure. Estudillo, who had led the Local Option fight on the Senate side of the Capitol, assumed leadership in the 1911 contest in the Upper House. The lessons taught two years before were not forgotten. The Local Option people had been schooled liberally at the 1909 session in the fine points of machine deception. They realized that the only way to secure the passage of a Local Option law was to fight for it, and they went to Sacramento prepared to fight. No chances were taken. The opposition was regarded as an uncompromising enemy of the reform, and was treated as such. Inasmuch as neither the Republican nor the Democratic party had declared for Local Option in their State platforms, the measure was without the party backing which was given the other reform bills. The proponents of the measure were thrown on their own resources. In this independent attitude they alternated between defeat and success until the close of the session, when they forced one of the most notable reform victories in the history of California legislation.229 The first clash came before a joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly Committees on Public Morals. The scene was not unlike that which attended the hearing on the Walker-Otis Anti-Racetrack Gambling bill at the 1909 session.227 There was the same denunciation of the proponents of the bill, similar abuse of the clergy, the same questioning of motives, the same predictions of direful injury to California industries if the measure became a law. In 1909 the representation was that if the Anti-Racetrack Gambling bill became a law, the California horse raising and grain growing industries would be seriously injured. In 1911, the protestation was that the passage of the Local Option bill m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ... the 1909 session, also introduced the 1911 measure. Estudillo, who had led the Local Option fight on the Senate side of the Cap...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:May 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217882269

ISBN - 13:9780217882262

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