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Facts proved by figures showing what prohibition has done for Kansas

Facts proved by figures showing what prohibition has done for Kansas
Creator: Stubbs, Walter Roscoe, 1858-1929
Date: March 27, 1910
A speech by Governor Walter Stubbs on prohibition's effect on Kansas, delivered at The Great Northern Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, on March 27, 1910.


Govenor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Govenor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Date: Between 1909 and 1913
This photograph shows Kansas Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs seated behind his desk at the Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. In 1908, Stubbs was elected the eighteenth Governor of Kansas. He served from January 11, 1909, to January 13, 1913. Stubbs was considered a politician with progressive policies. He pushed for campaign expense laws and comprehensive high school teacher training programs as well as civil service reform.


Governor Walter Stubbs to President William H. Taft

Governor Walter Stubbs to President William H. Taft
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1909-1913 : Stubbs)
Date: January 13, 1910
Kansas Governor Walter Stubbs drafts a letter to U. S. President William H. Taft regarding the collection of federal tax revenues from purveyors of illegal liquor in Kansas. This draft was in response to a letter by R. L. Cabell, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, U. S. Treasury Department, dated January 6, 1910. Kansas first adopted a constitutional amendment on prohibition in 1881 and by 1909 had outlawed the sale of liquor for medicinal purposes. At this time, Governor Stubbs was particularly frustrated by the federal government's refusal to prosecute Kansas bootleggers from whom it was collecting taxes on liquor sales.


H. C. Ericsson to Governor Walter Stubbs

H. C. Ericsson to Governor Walter Stubbs
Creator: Ericsson, H. C.
Date: March 27, 1911
H. C. Ericsson, special investigator into illegal liquor sales, reports his findings directly to Governor Walter Stubbs of Topeka (Shawnee County). This report regards Ericsson's visit to Pittsburg (Crawford County). The report lists five "places" at which he was able to purchase liquor or beer. Racial identity is an important aspect of the reports as the investigator identifies the race of those participants considered non-white, including Negroes, Greeks, Italians, and Germans. The report also discusses roles played by women and children in the liquor trade. Kansas first adopted a constitutional amendment on prohibition in 1881 and by 1909 had outlawed the sale of liquor for medicinal purposes. At this time, Governor Stubbs was particularly frustrated by the federal government's refusal to prosecute Kansas bootleggers from whom it was collecting taxes on liquor sales.


John Sullivan to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

John Sullivan to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Sullivan, John
Date: February 7, 1912
A letter written by John Sullivan, Kansas City, Missouri to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requesting a copy of an article written by Stubbs on the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, which protects investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states.


Letter from E. T. Merritt to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Letter from E. T. Merritt to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Merritt, E. T.
Date: December 30, 1912
This letter written by E. T. Merritt, Minneapolis, Minnesota to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requests a of copy the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, which protected investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states. Merritt felt his state needed such a law to protect "it's citizens from the confidence sharks". Merritt is from Minnesota but the letter is written on stationery from the Hotel Statler, Cleveland, Ohio.


Letter from H. J. Fitzgerald to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Letter from H. J. Fitzgerald to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Fitzgerald, H. J.
Date: July 09, 1912
This letter was written by H. J. Fitzgerald, Charles City, Iowa, to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requesting a copy of an article written by Stubbs on the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, which protected investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states.


Letter from John Wight to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Letter from John Wight to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Wight, John
Date: October 12, 1912
This letter from John Wight, Rapid City, South Dakota to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requests a copy of the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, which protected investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states.


Letter from Wade H. Barnes to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Letter from Wade H. Barnes to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Barnes, Wade H.
Date: August 28, 1912
This letter from Wade H. Barnes, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requess information on the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, which protected investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states.


Letter from W. C. Edson to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Letter from W. C. Edson to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Edson, W. C.
Date: May 16, 1912
A letter written by W. C. Edson, Storm Lake, Iowa to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requesting a copy of the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, which protects investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states.


Prohibition in the State of Kansas

Prohibition in the State of Kansas
Date: February 1912
Translation of a clipping from a Silesian newspaper sent to Kansas Governor Walter Stubbs about prohibition in Kansas.


R. L. Cabell to Governor Walter Stubbs

R. L. Cabell to Governor Walter Stubbs
Creator: United States. Treasury Dept. Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Date: January 6, 1910
A commissioner from the office of internal revenue, R. L. Cabell, United States Treasury Department, writes Kansas Governor Walter Stubbs to clarify his concern over the issuing of federal revenue stamps to purveyors of illegal liquor in Kansas. Kansas first adopted a constitutional amendment on prohibition in 1881 and by 1909 had outlawed the sale of liquor for medicinal purposes. At this time, Governor Stubbs was particularly frustrated by the federal government's refusal to prosecute Kansas bootleggers from whom it was collecting taxes on liquor sales.


Telegram from William Dinwidie to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Telegram from William Dinwidie to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Creator: Dinwidie, Wm
Date: December 30, 1912
This telegram from William Dinwidie, New York, to Governor Walter Roscoe Stubbs requests a copy of the Blue Sky Law. Kansas was the first state to enact the Blue Sky Law, a law that protected investors from securities fraud. It served as a model for similar statutes in other states.


Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Date: Between 1909 and 1913
This formal portrait shows Walter Roscoe Stubbs, 1858-1929, a businessman and cattle rancher from Lawrence, Kansas. Stubbs begins a career in politics in 1902 when he is elected as a Republican to the Kansas House of Representatives. He serves from 1903 to 1906, and is elected speaker of the house in 1906. In the November general election of 1908 Stubbs is elected the eighteenth Governor of Kansas. He serves from January 11, 1909 to January 13, 1913. In March 1911, under his leadership, Kansas enacted the Nation's first blue sky law, protecting investors from security fraud. Stubbs returns to private life after losing the 1912 primary race for the United States Senate.


Walter Roscoe Stubbs

Walter Roscoe Stubbs
Date: Between 1902 and 1906
This formal portrait shows Walter Roscoe Stubbs, 1858-1929, a businessman and cattle rancher from Lawrence, Kansas. Stubbs began his career in politics in 1902 when he was elected as a Republican to the Kansas House of Representatives. He served from 1903 to 1906 and was elected speaker of the house in 1906. In the November general election of 1908 Stubbs was elected the eighteenth Governor of Kansas. He served from January 11, 1909, to January 13, 1913. In March 1911, under his leadership, Kansas enacted the nation's first blue sky law, protecting investors from security fraud. Stubbs returned to private life after losing the 1912 primary race for the United States Senate.


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