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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTO.V. MISSOURI. OCTOBER 10. 1919 THE FARMINGTON TIMES Published Every Friday A. W. HRADSHAW, Editor Telephone No. 59. Entered as second-class matter at the Postoffice at Farmington, Mo. Subscription, $1.50 a year, in advance PROBABLE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR By A. T. Edmonston. Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. i'. A pil- enmaire of the et fervescent, vtrre gious, erudite, electic editorial eman cipator, E. E. E. McJimsey of the Springfield Republican, made a w?ek ago to St. Louis, the Missouri mecca of all Republicans seeking nominatipn on the "rop" State ticket at :he pri mary of next August, l:)'2l, gleaned for his supporters the ?nd but true in formation that he would noi have the support there of 40,0011 pro-German and 25,000 negro party elector? if he enters the race for Coverror. The conferences this Springfield editor had with leaders of the powerful "gop" machine of that city while convincing that he need not look for many votes there next August, de veloped the cheerful fact that ne hud not much to fear from the St. Louis primary result since the "gop" ma chine, judging from conditions exist inir that day. was hopelessly divided on a gubernatorial candidate, om huge faction favoring Attorney 11. b. Caul field for the brilliant record he made while Excise Commissioner of St Louis during the Hudley administra tion, and another wing, also of propor tions, declaring openly and above board that Lieutenant Colenel Dwight Davis was their choice, and still smaller elements grooming either Superintendent of Schools Sam A. Baker or State Auditor George E. Hackmann, or Representative S. P. O'Fallon of Holt county, the Speakers of the last House, or Statu Senator Howard Gray of Jasper county, for the nomination. The. indications then were that the dozen, of opposing fac tions would never unite on one enn diJ.ite, and light tlo final nominee, for one reason or another, at the No vember election, to bring about a de cisive defeat. The friends of Editor McJimsey of Springfield, who have increased won derfully out in the State 'in re it de veloped that the St. Louis "gop" ma chine was opposed to him, have not by any means given up hops. The fact that the pro-German and the negro "gop" machine of St. Louis has elim inated him from the race is adding to his strength daily in the regions of the high grass, and now that the woY-se is known has supporters are working harder than ever to land the guber natorial nomination at the August primary. The next move, it is stated, will be to issue a statement that Edi tor McJimsey is hundred per cent "American and therefore does not care for the support of the electors in St. Louis, Kansas City or anywhere else in Missouri who are not loyal to their country. The object is to capture all full American Republican . votes, not alone in rural Missouri, but, also, that of the two larger cities, amounting to probably 25,000, which, added to a clean sweep of all American Republi can primary votes out in the State, to taling, probably, 30,000, would give McJimsey a total at the August pri mary of lOii.OOO votes, which are con sidered sufficient to capture the "gop" ' "gubernatorial .nomination.' It is further pointed out by the sup porters of Editor McJimsey that the St. Louis votes of either Caulfield or Davis, or both, if the two are per suared to enter the race for the Re publican nomination for Governor, in opposition to each pther, will have to come chiefly from pro-German and negro "gop" electors. This condition, regardless of the fact that both these gubernatorial possibilities are native born and fully a hundred per cent American, with not the slightest ques tion as to their patriotism and loyal ty existing, will cost dearly out in the State, and thereby put either, or both, out of the running long before primary day. Election statistics easily prove how necessary it is for any Republican as piring to a place on the "gop" ticket to run well uot in the tall timbers to win. The present strength of the Re publican party in Missouri, including all Americans, native and naturalized nvn.fiprmnns. and 60.000 negroes JVom Missouri and elsewhere, and ex-' cepting women electors, is placed at 325,000. At the August primary, 1916, the four Republican candidates for the nomination for Governor polled . a total of 192,000 votes. The St. Louis vote only aggregated 45,000, or 23.4 per cent of what was cast in the State, leaving 76.6 per cent to repre sent the primary strength of the Re publican party beyond the borders of this big negro and pro-German stronghold, an element which now in tends, through hook or crook, to name the next "gop" State ticket, and there through eliminate any candidate who is "dry", or too friendly to the present League of Nations covenant. The League of Nations covenant is the Gibraltar the pro-German portion of the , Missouri Republican party is attacking and constitutes the issue on which it will be defeated at the , No vember, elections 1 1920, The "gop" State committee is hopelessly and helplessly divided on this paramount principle, with the wing which repre sents the sections of Missouriin which the negroes and the pro-German ele ments predominate, arrayed ' against it, and those who have from the plac es in which hundred per cent Ameri cans prevail, holding an opinion tfiat the issue is wholly nonpartisan and therefore ought to be dealtw ith ac cordingly. The leaders of the pro-German half ' of the "gop" party in St. Louis and Kansas City and the few Missouri counties in which that element is atrongt have grown so bitter and fierce in their denunciations of the League of Nations that the announcement has already been made that they will, not stand for the renomination on their ticket of United State Senator Sl- don P. Spencer, the Republican they sent to Congress in 1918 with the aid of (i0,000 negro votes. The chief ob jections of the opposition are, he is a loyal enthusiastic Republican who fa forv the League of Nations, but, with six or eight reservations and mild amendments, and second, that he is too "dry" to suit the Republican vot ers of St. Louis, Kansas City and other "wet" places of the State. An ultima tum has also been issued by these pro- German State "gop" committeemen that any gubernatorial candidate or any other Republican seeking less re sponsible honors on tne lvzv gop ticket, need not apply for their sup port unless a positive public declara tion in opposition to the League of Nations, is hrst promulgated. DEMOCRATIC RALLY AND GET-TOGcTHER MEETING The meeting of the men's and wo men's State Democratic committees, Tuesday, October 14, at Jefferson City, will take the form of a big Dem ocratic rally to which every Democrat, man and woman, is invited. This will be the first State Demo cratic political meeting in which the women will meet with the men. Wo men will be featured on the program. The conference will close Tuesday night with a get-together banquet for those attending. Reservations for the biciquet, which will be $2.00 per plate, should be made with Frank Armstrong, Executive Secretary, 203 Sheidley Dldg., Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Geo. Uass of Washington City, chairman of the women's national Democratic Committee, and Congress man Scott Ferris of Oklahoma, will be the guests of honor. Other women scheduled to speak, and the subjects assigned are: Mrs. Ralph Latshaw, Ida Clark and Mrs. rredenck M. hmith, all ot Kansas City, "Organization of Women in Kansas City : Mrs. A. Koss mil, ot Columbia, subject not assigned; Mrs. Jemima Hughes of Kcytesville, "Ku- ral Democracy"; Susie Fitzmaurice of honest City, "will Our Women Vote?"; Katherine Halterman of Mt. Vernon, "Polling the Women"; Gladys Craig of Knobnoster, "My Experience as a Democratic voter , Mrs. W. K. Minear of Lancaster, "Women as Pol iticians"; Mrs. Neva Thomas of Springfield. "Why 1 Am a Democrat"; Mary Semple hcott, editor ot the Missouri Woman, "The Democratic Women of Missouri." Three St. Louis women will discuss, "Organizing in St. Louis." Each speaker will be limited to 10 minutes. The women members of the State Committee will organize, elect their officers, discuss plans for the 1020 presidential campaign, ana lor the establishment of citizenship schools throughout the State. The forthcom ing meeting promises to be one of the greatest political events of Missouri for this year, and a great gathering is anticipated. RED GROSS ARIVin CROSS ROADS J. B. Dines of Fredericktown was a business visitor here Monday. Wm. Lenz was guest of his broth er near Libertyville one day last week. Mrs. Lon Hawthorne and baby of near Womack visited her daughter, Mrs. Emery Tucker, here one day last week. Melva Layne of F.lvins, Iester Presnell of Chaffee and Wendelyn Gcorger of Fornfelt were guests of Miss Birdie Layne Saturday evening and Sunday. The St. Francois county Farm Agent and the Madison county Farm Agent met with the people of this vicinity Friday night. Miss Dora Lenz spent one day last week with her aunt, Mrs. Vessels. Miss Birdie Layne spent Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Presnell of Libertyville. Clyde and Truman Hicks of Yount attended the Farm Agents meeting here Friday night. Acy Smith left last Sunday for De troit, Mich., to seek employment. His wife and two children remained her. Miss Dora Lenz spent a few hours at Fredericktown Sunday morning. . Mr. and Mrs. James rerguson were Fredericktown visitors Monday. Mrs. Angel of Womack has been guest of relntives here. J B. Dines has gathered and sold SOii tu.-hels of peats from his orchard here. He received $2 a bushel for most of them. Hubert Presnell of Libertyville was in this community Sunday. SUGAR GROVE Miss Edna London spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Blanche Pinkston. Maggie, Earl and Howard Rion vis ited at the home of Joe "Schilling Sunday. Mrs. Louis Horton and Mrs. T. F. O'Bannon visited with Mrs. Harry Noltkemperl ast Friday. Several from this neighborhood at tended the Bible lecture at Wood's Store, Electric Place, Tuesday night. Miss Fannie Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Williams, who has been employedi n St. Louis for sev eral months, went to the Koch Hos pital at Koch, Mo., last Wednesday, where she will take treatment for tu berculosis. Mesdames R. C. Martin, D. E. Harts horn, H. Bradley and J. D. Rion and children spent Thursday of last week at the home of J. W. Pinkstonj"" Mrs. R, C. Martin and Mrs. . John Haynes and daughter, Helen, visited Mrs. Henry Niedert last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Hartshorn and sons, Elgin and Glen, and Mrs. Har riett Bradley visited with -Mr.' and Mrs. R. C. Martin. ...' Thos. Stahlman of St. Louis is vis iting his uncle, E. G. Williams. Lee Hunt spent a few days of VhTr; week in St. Louis. ' Mr. and Mrs. Wm. London of Route 5 visited at the home of J. D. Rion Sundajj, Mri and Mrs. J. W. Pinkston spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. F. O'Bannon. - Mcdames Tolman. Elgin and Dou- tiiit oarmington and Rev. and Mrs. iufflet , Bismarck were guest at the home oi u. naranoro last Saturday. 8TATE CONFERENCES RECENTLY HELD IN SIX CltlES TO ' DISCUSS PLANS. ' ij FIGHTING MEN VOLUNTEER Responses by the Hundreds Pouring In to Appeal For 1,000,000 Workers. Mobilization of the vast army of Red Cross workers has begun. Re ports reaching Red Cross division headquarters In St. Louis indicate that plans for the Third Roll Call, Novem ber 2 to 11, are well under way in almoBt every one of the 655 Red Cross Chapters In the five states Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkan sas comprising the Southwestern Division. Chapter Roll Call Directors have been appointed in virtually every city, town and county and with but few exceptions working organizations are in process ot formation at each place. State Directors have been appointed to take charge of the rapidly forming machine. Added impetus has been given to the preliminary campaign by the holding of State-wide Roll Call conferences recently at St. Louis, Topeka, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City and Little Rock, at which definite campaign plans affecting every section of each State in the division were decided upon. Meanwhile, responses to the call for 1,000,000 volunteer workers to serve during the coming drive are pouring In by the hundreds to Red Cross headquarters. "Once a Red Cross worker, always a Red Cross worker" is the slogan adopted. Soldiers, sailors and murines, some of whom were In the thick of the fighting overseas, are offering their services. Many of these men will be utilized as speakers to describe some of the benefits accruing to the fighting men by reason of the presence of the Red Cross In the field of hostilities. During the first part of the cam paign there will be a house-to-house canvassing for Red Cross member ships under a distinct arrangement; but on the last two days district lines will be disregarded and former service men as well as women volunteer workers will take up their tasks with roving commissions. Not only are discharged service men wanted a Red Cross canvassers but State and National Guardsmen are urged to enroll as quickly as possible. Tlve Red Cross welcomes assistance of ail former Army and Navy officers an.d men who approved of the work of the Red Cross during the war. Speakers and writers are being sought by the organization and asked to "do their bit." Numerous accept ances already have been received from speakers and at present a determined effort is being made to obtain the services of all newspaper men who saw Bervlce overseas and are qualified to speak or write of their adventures. A Preliminary campaign is being waged through text posters and other printed matter that has been sent to throughout the country. . j Red Cross officials are stressing the point that the drive is to be made for memberships only and that no, appeal is contemplated wherein the general public will be asked for funds. An encouraging number of public spirited men and women through the division already have applied at Red Cross Chapters asking a renewal of their memberships for next year. Now Note This Owners Reflect a Definite Joy in its Operation that is Unusual and Distinct Essex Quality You have observed that owners are unusual ly proud of the Essex. They manifest it in their speech, their driv ing and the particular way in which they care for their car. Such enthusiasm is natural to all who know it. You catch some of its influence if you watch the Essex and the owner in action. Note Their Joy as They Drive People drive the Essex with evident joy. The bouyancy of its response to the throttle is dis tinctive. Haven't you noticed how Essex drivers seem to fit in with the action of the car? They are alert and confident. The Essex responds to every whim of the driver. It glides as smoothly as a canoe drifting down stream or rushes si lently by with the speed and freedom of a bird. It is a quality that accounts for motoring pleasure. All cars run, no one questions that. Most of them travel fast enough. But there is a difference . in the way they run. The Essex is speedy with out offering protest in sound of effort. Do They Analyze the Causes? Certainly most owners do not examine the causes which account for Essex performance. When they tell you of its bouyancy they do not, as a rule, explain that light weight, a pow erful motor and a rigid frame, all carefully bal anced, is the explanation. Nor do they mention mechanical construc tion when they tell you how easy it is to drive the Essex, or how comfortably it rides. They Accept it as They Do Its Performance Of course we know why the Essex is giving such satisfaction. It is its new day type. Because of its lightness as well as durabili ty, its economy and at the same time perform ance, men accept it as it was designed to be, the car of tomorrow, the embodiment of all that is desirable in both the light weight car and the large coutly automobile. It meets all service needs as owners of large, costly cars have learned to know those qualities. Yet it is moderately priced, and the operating cost is comparable to that of light cars. The Essex has proved that performance, durabil ity, moderate cost and economy of operation may all be found in one car. And Now 12,000 Know it More than 2500 Essex owners are added monthly. The total at this writing exceeds 12, 000. They are to be found all over the world. Think of its advantages in driving. It steers so easily. Its power renders much gear shifting unnecessary. Its size permits turning in short radius. And it eliminates much weight and yet each model is roomy. The Essex is a small car without having a tiny appearance. It has all the passenger space of much larger curs. The Essex calls for little attention. It is free from many annoyances that interfere with the pleasure of motoring. It is because, the Es sex meets every motoring need without requir ing much attention to keep it in running condi tion, that people speak of it as they do. You cannot be unacquainted with the Essex. To mention an automobile these days inevitably suggests its unique qualities. MS S FINE OR MAKES RECORD SECURITY SALES PEOPLE AWAKEN TO VALUE OF TREASURY SAVINGS CERTIFI CATES AND BUY FREELY. t- ALL BANKERS ENDORSE THEM POSTERS FEATURE DRIVE ONE NAMED "THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA" BY ARTIST. Foremost Painters Portray "Greatest Mother in the World" and '-. Red Cross Nurse. The services of some of the fore most artists In the country have been obtained in connection with the Third Red Cross Roll Call, November 2 to 11. Posters by Howard Christy and Has kell Coffin are features of a prelim inary text poster campaign that is being inaugurated. The Christy poster is entitled "The Spirit of America." A silken flag the National Colors forms the back ground In front of which stands the appealing figure of a Red Cross nurse. At the bottom of the poster Is a large red cross and the inscription "Join." . The Rd Cross nurse is also the subject of the poster by Coffin. This It in pastel (hades and portrays one of the merciful workers with arms outstretched in supplication. The poster . bears only the inscription "Third Red Cross Roll Call." Another poster has to do with the better health program ot the Red Cross and has the "Greatest Mother" as a background to a text which reads "Make our Red Cross In Peace as In War The Greatest Mother lu the World." More than 40,000 window displays are being prepared for .use in mercan tile stores througboui the, country. Department stores In the larger cities have promised to (feature, these dis plays during thei RolL' 'Call period. Special moving picture slide and motion news picture, t have heea arranged for and will bprovfuM for us frier te and during the campaign. was made through his Bank it Insured a satisfied customer, who became a permanent patron of his bank. At Calhoun, Moi, when Salesman P. W. Buehler called, the banker was not in. Buehler Vas Introduced to T. J. Bolton, a customer of the bank, who subscribed for $1,000, for himself and another $1,000 Certificate for his wife, purchasing the securities through his bank, thus disposing of the quota for Calhoun. MINNESOTA GOES AFTER THE SCALPERS Legislation Asked to Make It an Of fense to Buy War Savings Stamps at Low Price. Kaheka Banker Take Entire Quota for Clark County and Say They Are the Best Investment The enthusiastic manner In which hankers and Individuals in the Eighth Federal Reserve District are respond ing to the government's appeal for funds through the sale of Treasury Savings Certificates are exceedingly gratifying, and the sales of the secur ities far exceed the expectations of Federal Director Wilson. Although the campaign just began in September, and not the full month was available for the canvass, the quota for that month was largely over subscribed, and there, is scant chance for the failure of the four months' campaign that will end December 81. S. S. Hiller, of the Exchange Bank at Kahoka, Clark County, Mo., sub scribed for the entire quota for his county, and bought $18,000' of the Treasury Savings Certificates. "I know of no better, safer or more prof itable way of investing than In these Treasury Savings Certificates," he said, and he added that he anticipated no trouble in placing all of the bonds he had taken, and expected to double the order before the campaign ended. Q. A. Mueller, of the Bank of St. James, Phelps County, Mo., took the quota for his city. He said he con sidered the certificate the beat se curities available an would reoonv mend them to the tank' customers,) and would advertise aid help to create a demand for them among the bank' customers. The Bank of Crocker and the Crock er. State Bank, Pulaski County, Mo., subscribed for the city's quota. The cashiers of these1 banks said that de spite the fact that they were paying 5 per, cent on time deposits they felt thai; Investments In the government' securiies were the best, inasmuch as the Interest was fixed for a long period and was wit subject to fluctuation. A. banker of,. Clinton, Mo., in placing his order!-tot the bank's quota of TreaeUfy- Sdvlngs Certificates, - said that hp. waygoing to luggest them to hi idusteafers ) place of the ordinary time deposits. He said that when an injrementta Ternmej8t teoufitlo War Savings Stamp "scalpers" who have been Inducing holders of stamps to part with their securities at a sacri fice to the seller and at considerable benefit to the buyer, are likely to have their operations stopped short in Min nesota. M. E. Harrison, War Savings Director of the Ninth District, has asked the Minnesota legislature to en act a law making It Illegal for any person to buy War Savings Stamps or Treasury Savings Certificates at less than the price fixed by the gov ernment. The proposed act is based on the law recently passed by Rhode Island". The law has the endorsement of Theodore Wold, governor of the Min neapolis Federal Reserve Bank, and of A. R. Rogers, who directed the war loan organization in the Mill City dur ing the Liberty and Victory Loan campaigns. BEWARE THIS DISEASE. Financial physicians are warning against the new disease which is ap pearing in many parts of the country. They have named it "I'mthurenza." Persons attacked by this disease uni formly utter the cabalistic words, "the war is over," and decline to take any further interest in the nation's af fairs. No serum has been discovered which can prevent the ailment, but Investing regularly in War Savings Stamps and Registered Treasury Sav ings Certificates is a preventative as act a law making It illegal for any THE CHEAP DOLLAR. With the purchasing power of the dollar lower than it has ever been. It is the part of wisdom to put some of them to work earning Interest, un til the time that money is worth more; War Savings Stamps enable the wage earner to do this. Save what you caa and Invest It in W. S. S. Listen! We are now receiving daily hundreds of dollars' worth of New Fall Merchandise in all lines, such as Woolen Dress Good Silk and Satin Gingham Flannelette Canton Flannel Underwear for men, women and children Sweater for men, women, and ' children Yarns for Sweaters, Scarfs and . ' Hosiery Shoe of every description Rubber Boot and Shoes of all kinds Hat and Cap Ladies' and Misses' Wrapa . Ladies' Suits, in Serges, Pop lin and Silvertone Cloth Linoleums, Rug, Matting Wall Paper Men's and Boys Clothing ' Blankets wool and cotton Trunks and Suit Case ,.i.li I , Groceries a Specialty. Produce bought for cash or trade. .,.''7- -.- FarMrigton Merc. 6. -hvavt :'J rf . .