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VOLUME 8 OZARK, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23. 1918 NUMBER 23 FROM ELMO HUNTER - «• I regret very much that the influenza epidemic has necessit ated a ruling by the Slate Board of Health requiring that all public meetings must be prohib ited, thereby causing us to can cel the dates prevously announc ed by Mr. Crawford and myself. My opponent saw fit to chaige me with having demerits in his first announcement (which appeared in both the Ozark papers.) and that forced me to challenge him to meet me at the several places and times heretofore mentioned, in order that he might tell the people what these DEMERITS are. And when he saw that I intended to “call his hand,” and invited him to meet me, he pos itively refused, not only to me personally, but through the pa pers. Now, I have this to say to the people in regard to these DEMERITS my honorable oppo nent has spoken of. If he will prove bv any citizen that I have neglected my official duty in any way, I’ll quit the race and resign. And, while I do not claim to be a perfect specimen, vet. if he will prove anything against my character as a private citizen since I have been in office. I’ll quit the race. My opponent says he is as patriotic as he knows how to be, and has done and will do any tning in his power to gain the victory for which our boys are giving their life and blood. That sounds good. Mr. Stewart, if it be true, but let us make a little investigation of the Record and see if you have ever bought even A Liberty Bond: I, myself.; will not answer this question, but will publish the statements' from four of our banks where Mr. Stewart would certainly have bought a bond IF HE HAD BOUGH I\ The statements follow: To Whom It May Concern: This is to certify that Vader Stewart has not liought any bonds 'lirough this bank up to date. Given under my hand this 16th day of October, 1918. S. B Hawkins Cashier Farmers & Merchants Bank. To Whom It Mav Concern; This is certify that Vader Stewart has not bought any bonds through this bank up to date. Given under my hand this 16th day of October, 1918. M. C. Alexander. Cashier Bank of Mulberry. To whom It May Concern: This is to certify that Vader Stewart has not bought any Liberty bonds through this bank up to this date. Given under my hand this 16th day of October, 1918. Finis E. Stockton. Cashier of Peoples Bank. To Whom It May Concern; This is to certify that Vader Stewart has not bought any bonds through this bank up to this date. Given under my hand this 16th. day of October, 1918. John E. Bryan Cashier Arkansas Valley Bank. Now, I do not know what Mr. Stewart’s excuse for not buying bond will be, but if he should plead poverty, I would then suggest that he is not so poor but that he can spend several dollars in talking about my DEMERITS: and would suggest *hat he could have done just as I did in order t > buy the last two bonds I have,- He Could Have Bor rowed The Money. If he Really wanted to be so patriotic as he would have you believe he is. Now, in conclusion, 1 will add that my re -ord, both as an official and as a citizen, is public property, and I invite any citizen who is interested to come at any time, and investigate it in order that he may know the TRUTH. And I feel sure that if Mr. Stewart had taken the time and pains to investigate, he would never have spoken of my DEMERITS: for there is a wide difference in merely "telling things’’ and "proving things.” And as I have said before, if he will PROVE anything against me either as an official or as a private citizen, I’ll quit the race and resign. Elmo Hunter. Democratic Nominee for Circuit Clerk, i Wanf^rl WALNUT w antea, timber I Onr Government is in great need of wal« nut timber for Gun Stocks and Propeller Blades for Airplanes, so if you have a i walnut tree you can spare, Uncle Sam wants it, and if you will bring it here, we will pay you well for it. Can use nothing less than 12 inches in diameter nor less than 8 feet long. The larger it is the more valuable it per foot £ t Respectfully, THF. HAMM COMPANY We buy Railroad Cross Ties and Cedar Fence Posts ( TO THE VOTERS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY As the Board of Health of the State on October 18th re quested that no public meetings of any kind be held until the epidemic of influenza has passed, it will be impossible for me to All the dates that Mr. Hunter and I had arranged for the different townships in the county. While I feel that it is not necessary to make a campaign for the purpose of discussing the principles of the two parties, as that has been thoroughly thrashed out. and everybody is familiar with what they stand for, I only felt it my duty to go before the people and explain, or tell them the truth about some reports that some parties have seen fit to circulate for the sole purpose of misleading as many of the voters as they could. It has been circulated, and I have been r. liably informed that my opponent, Mr. Arrington, has been using it. that I as sisted in having Herman 1). Huggins put in deferred classifica tion;and I had written letters and signed petitions to Governor Broagh to retain Willard Pendergrass on the District Exempt ion Board. These reports and the circulation of them is for the sole purpose of trying to predjudice the minds of some of the voters against me in this election. I have never taken any stand in either matter; never wrote Governor Brough nor signed any petition for Pendergrass and never made an affidavit nor said a won 1 for or against Herman D. Huggins. The attached affidavits will prove the falsity of the above rumors Now, as Mr. Arrington is using this kind of rot. I at tached an affidavit made by Mr. Arrington for the purpose of assisting Herman D. Huggins in getting deferred classifica tion. I do not charge that he did anything wrong in making the affidavit; that matter I have nothing to do with, but only to show his inconsistency in order that the voters may know the truth. The original of this affi iavit is on ■ ile with the Dis trict Board at Ft Smith I see in an article published in !>oth the local papers signed h.v Vader Stewart and W. H Arrington wherein they state ‘our opponents have been public servants for two and four years; we consider that the voters of the county know the kind of public officers they have m ide and it is now left up to the voters of the countv to say on Nov. f>th whether they want to make a change or not” They admitprior to the present epidemic in the article in the papers that they positively would not meet in a joint discussion before the people so that the truth could be brought out in public and each take his medicine according to directions Now as to my record as a public servant- I i Ui^Tinb lic and Mr. Arrington to make an investigation wcords in the Court House and it will convince them wjthe* Dem ocratic Party endorsed me. Thesoj^cords shqw; that i paid, Franklin County more revenue than any other -'he'fm sCHe1” ever had for the same length of time. Again I denounce the reports as being absolutely false and told for no other purpose than to predjudice the minds of some voters in order that he rnav gain a few vote-a Now let us weigh Mr. Arrington on the scales of justice and see if his patriotism will measure up to the standard of a genuine red blooded American. Mr. Arrington was raised off a Federal Pension, and yet, when our beloved country was called to war and millions of our boys a e fighting and dying for the principles for which our Government stands, fight ing for the virtue of the mothers and daughters of Belgium]and France, why is it that you, Mr. Arrington, if you are half the true American you claim to be to the voters of Franklin County wait until.the Republican party put you out for office before you bought a Liberty bond and then only a hundred dollar one. Our Government has been calling for every true American to come with their little mita and those who are absolutely not able it did not expect them, hut we do think that a man who was raised on a federal pension and is financially able should have been ready and anxious to answer the call of his country that the proper amount of revenue could he raised to furni>h the proper supplies that the American soldiers should be as comfortable as possible while they are fighting for the princi ples of true democracy. Will you or any other American deny that this war is being fought that Democracy may live forever. Why, Mr, Arrington, did you wait with your little amount until you were whipped into line by being a candidate S. S. CRAWFORD. Democratic Nominee for Sheriff Affidavit of H. B. Findley in regard to Arrington using these Reports. State of Arkansas, County of Franklin. I, H. H. Findley. stat*- that Harlan Arrington came to me inOiark, soon after he was nominated lor sheriff on the Rep ublican ticket, and solicited my support and I told him that L was a Democrat, and he said that lie knew that 1 was but said that he knew 1 didn’t approve of Herman 1). Huggins getting defered classification and would not approve of men helping to get defered classification for him. and that Sid Crawford had assisted in getting Herman defered classification, and that he had beared that Sid Crawford had signed a petition to keep Willard Pendergrass on the District board. H. B. Findley. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of October, 1918. L. M. Guthrik, Notary Public. My commission expires June 21, 1922. ♦ Letter from Governor Brough as to the Truth or Falsity of the Charge I.ittle Rock, Ark., Oct. 9. 1918. Mr. Sid Crawford, Ozark, Ark. < ——■*—% THE HAMM COMPANY “THE DEPENDABLE” | Ladies’ Cloaks, Coats, and Coat Suits Dresses—Calico To Silk Misses’ and Children’s Ready-to-Wear Men’s Clothing, Overcoats, Hats, Etc. 7 ' I "It You Wear ANY Thing, See” THE HAMM COMPANY -__ ' ", — Dear Sir ami Friend:—This is to advise you that there is no letter on our tiles from vou in reference to the Prndergrass Huggins case, and so far as this office is concerned, we have had no communication from you in reference to this case, and that I know of no interest whatever that you took in this mat ter. With very best wishes, I am Your friend, Charles E. Brough. Governor. Affidavit of the Local fl )»rd as to the Truth or Falsity of The Charge State of Arkansas. County of Franklin. We, G. C Carter and Thomas Douglas, members of the local board of Franklin County, each respectively state that Sid Crawford ha* never at any time nor in a ly manner intimat ed to us that he desired that Herman D. Huggins should be placed in defered classification. Thomas Douglas, Chairman. G. C. Carter. Name was never mentioned at any time by Sid Crawford to me G. C. Carter Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th dav of October, 1918 John E. Bryan, Notary Public. M commission expires on the 8th day »f June 1921 Not being present at the time the above affidavit was made 1. Lee G King, hereby certify that Sjid Crawford has m jer at any time expressed to me any desire concerning the classifica tion of Herman D. Huggins. Lee G. King, Member Local Board, Franklin Co.. Ark, Ozark, Ark., Oct, 10. 1918 Affidavit of District Board as to the Truth or Falsity of The Charge. Fort Smith, Atk., Oct. 19th, 1918. To Whom It May Concern: This is to certify that Mr. Sid Crawford of Franklin County has never made affidavit cither for or against the classification of Herman 1). Huggins: that he has never testified before this Board either for or against the classification of said Huggins, or has lie ever written any ietters or given any information to said Board concerning his ciassificati n. John H. Vaughan, Secretary ot the District Board for Western Arkansas. W H. Arrington’s Affidavit One of the affidavits upon which the District Board granted Herman D. Huggins deferred classification on the grounds of being a farmer and in the cattle business. The State' f Arkansas, Countv of Franklin. W. H. Arrington, being first duly sworn states under oath that he is well acquainted with Herman D. Huggins and has known him about all his life. Affiant further states that during the month of January, 1917, the said Herman Huggins went to the State of Texas, and while there the said Herman Huggins bought some regis tered cattle; I know that he bought them for 1 was present when he bought them and I gave the check for our entire pur chase and when 1 returned home Herman D. Huggins gave me a check to cover the one-’, he bought. Affiant further states that he is engaged in the farming and cattle business, the same as the said Herman I). Huggftia, and that he is not of kin nor interested in this matter other than any other good citizen. W. H. Arrington. Subscribed and sworn to this 6th day of November, 1917, J. P. Clayion, Special Agent. A True Copy. Frances A. Vaughan. Chief Clerk District Board 'BARB WIRE CUTS AND WOUNDS are troublesome to | cure. Get a bottle of Farris’ Healing Remedy—costs 50c— make it at home. Heals rapidly. A sore never matters where this remedy is used. We sell it on he money back plan. For Trade Who wants to trade partly in* roved farm worth $500 to $10PO or 130 acres of food west Telil land? write or call, L. M. Guthrie.