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MT. STERLING ADVOCATE.
"FIRST TO LASTTHE TRUTH: NKWS KDITORIALS-ADVERTI8EMENTS'
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY. THURSDAY. JUNE 24, 1920.
90 Per Cent Value
' New Basis of Tax
Ninety per cent of the fair cash
lvalue ,has been tactily agreed upon
'ty the' State Tax Commission as a
basis for nsscssment of tho property
in Kentucky for this year. Tho as
sessment last year was on a basis!
of 85 per cent nnt this makes an in
pronso of-a little less than C per lent.
. Governor Ehwin P. Morrow mado a
brief address yesterday morning at
the opening of tho convention of
Cnty Tax Commiss.'ioncrs in the
I&tifso of Representatives chambers.
Tho thorn in tho flesh of tho pco
plo, ho asserted, is not the fact that
they have to pay taxes, but the fact
that some arc not paying their just
proportion of taxesv Ho laid spec
ial emphasis on equality of taxation
and expressed the hope that tho
commissioners would sec" that the
"burden of taxation 5s equally dis
tributed. lie discussed in n brief way the
tax dodger, who he said, is worse
than nn anarchist, becauso ho ac
cepted tho protection of the govern
ment and at the pnmo time let some
body pay for that protection.
Harry F. nowcll, Tax Commis
sioner from this county, was present
nt the meeting.
GANDER CLUB AT
The seventeenth annual tourna
ment of the Gander Gun Club of
Louisville trill be held at Olympian
Springs on Monday and Tuesday,
July 5 and 6. There will bo $150
given in prizes and trophies by the
Olympian Spring's Hotel nnd' n big
crowd will be in attendance. The
grounds will bo ready for practice on
Peter Pieri Marries
Peter D. Pieri, prominent business
man of this city, and Mrs. Florence
It. Jones, of Lexington, woro united
in marriago eterday by Rev. B. J.
Kolb. Mrs. Pieri, just before tho
ceremony was baptized and received
into the Catholio church nsa mem
ber. Sho has many friends in Lex
ington and this city who will learn
with interest of her marriage. Mr.
Pieri has made his 'jOiuo here for a
number of years and is liked nnd
respected by the people hem.
Mrs. Bullitt McCoun
Sings For Rotarians
Mrs. Bullitt McCoun, who with
her father, J. W. Porter, of Lexing
ton, is attending tho Rotarians con
vention nt Atlantic 'City, is making
quite n hit with her lovely soprano
voice. Mrs. McCoun sings at tho
fifth district convention headquar
ters, located in the middle ball room
of the. Steel Pier, and has mado n
I wonderful impression on her hear
Tho .Advocate, twice a week.
Will Open New Grocery
Browne Tanner nnd his associate,
of Winchester, were in the city to
day seeking a location for a grocery
store. They operate under tho "Xow
Way" plan which is on the order of
the "Piggly Wiggly" trith improve
ments. They will decide on a store
room within a few days and will op
en for business somo time within the
"When money talks, what does it
say?" "If you are lending it, it
generally says, 'By-by.' "
Freight Wreck on
C. & 0. Near This City
Tho breaking of n truck under a
freight car in a special C. & 0.
freight train, east bound, caused de
railment of ten cars at a curve near
New Market, one mile from this pity,
yesterday morning. Tho cars were
pTilcd into n ditch and six of them
wero bndly smashed. They were
loaded with wheat, flour and other
commodities, nnd the loss is esti
mated at between $80,000 nnd $100,
000. Tho third car was loaded with
copper bullion and it was under this
car that tho truck gave way, on ac
count of tho great weight. Nono of
the train crew were hurt, bntra hobo
who was riding under tho train nnr
rowly cenped bding pinned under n
cor. Two wreckers were sent from
Lexington nnd their crews, under
supervision of A. Mitchell, wero nt
work all day clearing up the wreck
age nnd repairing the track which
was badly torn up for some distance.
Traffic which had been tied up all
day was resumed late in the after
noon, No. 23 leaving here on sche
Hundreds of persons from this,
and nearby towns visited the scqno
of the wreck which is the worst seen
in this section in many years.
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R. H. WINN NAMED ON STATE
Gov. EdwSn P. Morrow has ap
pointed Jodge Robert II. Winn a
member of the State Board of Char
ities to socceed W. A. Ganfield. The
Governor could not have made a
better appointment. The position
carries with it no salary and in ac
cepting same Mr. Winn makes quite
THE MARKET PLACE
Sells and buys for you absolutely anything
STORES YOUR GOODS, SAVES YOU MONEY
Furniture and Clothing, Refrigerators, Desks,
Chairs, Camp Chairs, Dining Chairs, Sanitary Cots
and Beds, Gas Stoves and Coal Stoves, Sewing Ma
chines, Drop Leaf Tables, Dressing Tables, Three
SliiTors, Buffet, China Closet, Horses, Buggies, Har
ness, Fanning Implements, Tobacco Setter and many
other things, including Jewelry and Silverware.
SOUTH MAYSVILLE ST.
STORAGE STORAGE STORAGE
The battle will be fought. What
battle? The spelling battle on Mrs.
John C. Thompson's lawn on Clay
street, Thursday evening, Juno 24th
at 7:30. Ice cream nnd enke will be
served, proceeds for benefit of Union
Christian Endeavor Society. Every
body come and help a worthy
SUPERVISORS IN SESSION
The Citj Board of Supervisors
has been in session this week, going
over the tax books and will com
plete their work next Monday. Tho
assessments will show an increase
over last year, it is thought.
FOR THE TABLE
The trade can depend on getting
the very bestof everything desired
for the tnbro at E. V. Browning's,
Mt. Sterling Should
Do The Same Thing
At a meeting of the Paris Com
mercial Club the members went on
record as opposed to the granting
of license to carnivals to exhibit in
Paris in tho future, nnd strongly
recommended to the Board of Coun
cil that it take step3 to that end. It
nlso recommended that tho city au
tomobile ordinances be changed so
ns not to conflict with those of the
Stnto recently made effective, and
urged the enforcement of tho nuto
mobilo laws, especially that of run
ning with muffler open. Theso are
splendid recommendations and Mt.
Sterling should profit by them.
L. II. Hombs, one of the firm
of the United Clothing Co., this city,
recently resigned a lucrative po
sition held by him with the Isaac
Hamburg Sons, of Baltimore, Md.
.To holds a letter from this firm
commending him ns n correct and
sterling business man worthy of the
confidence of all men. Truly, the
good people will gladly welcome Mr.
Ilombs and his associate to our city
and will extend to them the patron
age, men of high character so richly
Fined For Violating
City Traffic Laws
W. S. Stewart, arrested yesterday
afternoon by officer Rufus Stock
dale, was tried before Judge Turner
in Police Court this morning on a
charge of violating the city traffic
laws, and fined $11.50.
Will of Ri E. Punch
The will of the Into Richard E.
Punch was probated in County Court
Tuesday afternoon. Tho early pro
bation of the document was neces
sitated by the large business inter
ests. Tho deceased bequeathed to
his mother, Mrs. Joanna Punch, tho
sum of $5,000, nnd divided the re
mainder between his widow nnd his
daughter, Rose, equally. Attorney
Roy G. Kern is named as Executor
of the will.
"Bun" Wilson Married
News has just been received by
friends in this city announcing tho
marriage of B. S. WiIon, of Ash
land, to Miss Mary Coffee, of More
head, on June 15th. Mr. Wlilson is
a son of Dr. Wilson deceased and
is well known here, having formerly
resided nt Morehend and made the
race for Commonwealth's Attorney
in this district at tho last election,
being defeated by the present en
cumbent, W. C. Hamilton.
Aro you a good speller? Then
prove it by coming to Mrs. John C.
Thompson's lawn on Clay street
Thursday evening nt 7:30. Ice cream
nnd cake will be served, proceeds
for benefit of Union Christian En
deavor Society. Every one welcome.
Miss Bomar Married
Miss Eliznbeth Bomar, daughter
of former pastor of the Mt. Sterling'
Baptist church, Dr. T. E. Bomar,
was married on Inst Wednesday at
Spartinsburg, S. C. to Mr. Edward
Oilmour, of Greenwich, Conn.
GEO. EASTJN HONORED
At the State meeting of Undertak
ers held in Louisville recently, Geo.
C. Enstin, of the firm of Enstin &
Harris, was elected on the Board of
BONUS GIVEN EMPLOYES
At a meeting of the Board of Di
rectors of the Mt. Sterling Nationnl
Bank held Werneday morning, the
directors presented each clerk with
a bonus of $250 for loyal service.
Sometimes a man is loved for the
enemies he has made, but more of-,
ten for the money he has inherited.
Richard E. Punch
To Be Buried Friday
Funeral services for Richard, EJ.
Punch, who died of n stroke of par
alysis Monday night in Lexington,
will be held nt St. Patrick's church
in this city Friday morning nt ten
o'clock, followed by burial in St.
Thomas cemetery. The remains ac
companied by tho family, arrived in
this city last night and were taken
to the family residence on Elm
street. The priests who will cele
brnte the mass are the Rev. William
T. Punch, celebrant; the Rev. Geo.
O'Brien, of Winchester, deacon; the
Rev. John O'Dwyer, of Frankfort,
suh-dencon; the Rev. Walter Frei
berg, master of ceremonies; the Rev.
Father Colbe, of this city, will de
liver tho funeral address. Pall
bearers at Lexington will be J. H.
Trnynor, Henry Sheehy, John Shee
hy, J. J. O'Brien, R. J. Treacy, Chas.
I. Stewart, Thomas Dehore, Henry
Ilorine. Pall bearers nt Mr. Ster
ling will be John Nunnn, John J. Mc
Cord, Carroll Chennulr, Joseph M.
Conroy, Roy Kerns nnd John Keller,
Opens Electric Shop
The Interstate Electric Sales Co.
hns opened a branch shop in this
city," having leased the store room
on the corner of Bnnk nnd Locust,
recently occupied by R. L. Keadle,
The branch office is in charge of
Paul Bohlke, expert electrician, and
electric fixtures, appliances and
everything electrical will be handled.
Mr. Bohlke's family have joined
him here nnd will make their home
in Mt. Sterling. ' ...'
"What killed your case?"
"I suppose because it was
i short circuit court."
On account of tho rain last Mon
day the Salvation Army Campaign
was not put on, so they have de
cided to have the committee here
next Saturday to givo those who
have not yet donated to this worthy
cause, an opportunity of helping
raise their quota for Montgomery
TO THE PUBLIC!
I have purchased the blacksmith and repair shop of
W. "W. Ginn, oil the corner of Locust and Bank
streets and take this method of letting my friends
know where I can he found. Special attention given
to scientific horse-shoeing, rubber tiring, etc.
I SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE
John E. Fr eeland
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