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With its issue of Saturday, July 6, the Marion Mirror inaugurated a mammoth popular voting contest which for elaborateness of idea, general scope
and liberality of prizes offered knows no precedent in the annals of journalism outside the big metropolitan centers,' It is a competitive contest and offers
the ladies of this section an opportunity of securing magnificent prizes of great value, and prizes such as their hearts have no doubt often longed for.
AN AUTOMOBILE AS A GRAND PRI
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First and foremost among the numerous and magnificent prizes offered is a
$650.00 "Reo" Automobile
This automobile is fashioned after the very latest patterns, and for speed, 'power, perfectness of mechanism, comfortable riding and beauty of design;-', is
one of the premier machines of the day. It is essentially a machine of quality and is well worth the efforts any candidates may put forth to win "it;''
Six Diamond Rings
Six magnificent diamond ringn of
a valuo of $75 oncli will also bo
givon. These gem stones arc of tho
purest white qua'fiy, absolutely
flawless in every respect, and ar'o
mounted in tho Tifliny selling which
has attained such a w.dcsprcad pop
ularity with tho ladies throughout
tho land today. Doth s'loncs and
mountings aro personally guaran
teed by tho local jewelers, Mr. 0.
E. Burris and Nelson Sons, from
whom they were purchased. Dis
played in tho windows of those local
jowclry establishment where tho
general public can watch their beau
tiful play of prismatic colors those
splendid prizes canntfc fail to stir
up in tho heart ot ovcry lady who
views them an ardent longing to
possess one of them. The diamond
is essentially a gift stono generally
givn aa ono of tho truest symbols
of sincere affection and in offering
such prizes tho Mirror is confident
they will bo eagerly and anxiously
sought after by each and every
candidate. Looted at rrom a purely
practical standpoint also tho dia
mond is ono of tho very bc3t prizes
which could be offered. It has tho
greatest intrinsic valuo, Is novcr
worth less than original price paid
and with tho market in it3 present
rising condition is 'steadily increasing
in valuo. Tho Mirror cordially in
vites ovcryono interested to call at
the above nicntioncd jowolry estab
lishment and View these hand3omo
diamonds and givo them the most
critical sort of an examination, for
such an examination will only sorvo
to make them stand out in en oven
strong mannor in tho lghtof thr
purity and perfectness. It is to bo
believed that Micso diamond ring
prizes will provo about tho most
popular in tho cntiro list of Mirror
Seven Gold Watches
In addition to tho other prizes
seven beautiful gold watches will
bo given also. Thcso gold watches
aro of, 'tho kind which tiny lady
might bo proud to possess. The
cases aro tlfo popular 0 size, of tho
very best fourtcon karat gold qual
ity and aro guaranteed for twenty
five years. Tho movements aro of
latost model fifVocri Jeweled quality
cither Elgin or Waltham as the
winning candidates may chooso.
Thcso gold watches wore purchased
of tho local jowclor, Mr. O. W.
Bowers, of S. Main St. Marion, 0.
who guarantors thorn in ovcry res
pect. Considerable care Was exer
cised by tho Mirror in selecting
gold cases with tho most beautiful
engraved designs with a view to
having th'j gold watch prizes in
keeping with 'tho other prizes for
beauty and artistic merit. A cor
dial invitation to call at tho abovo
mentioned jewelry establishment
and view thcso watcha is extended
the general public; ft will bo aa
much a pleasure to tho jowclor to
show them as it is for tho Mirror
to havo them scjn. Tho watches
will also no doubt provo very ponu
Any Lady May Compete
Any lady who is a rcsidont
of Marion county or any adjacent
county is eligible to compete
Rlead over that section of tho ad
vertisement relative to tho division
of districts, determine which dis
trict you aro in, and write your
name with the number of tle dis
trict you aro in on the nomination
blank printed on another pago of
this paper and send or bring to
this office. Persons living in any
ono diptrict aro not confltfid to
voting for candidates in that par
ticular district; they may voto for
any candidate in any district. Tor
tho purpose of voting either tho
single ballot clipped from tho papbr
may bo used or tho special ballots
secured with subscription payments
may bo used. Ladies who
wish to eccui'j prizes should begin
a systematic canvass of thulr
friends for subscriptions at once.
CONTEST BEGAN SATURDAY,
JULY 6, 1907.
$650 "Reo" Automobile
A neat, swolllooking handy littfo car; swift, strong, easy to
manage, froo from complications always ready for business, lively on
hills and rcliablo in all wcath'jfs.
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In Order to Equalize Competition,
the Field of the Hirror Has Been
Divided Into Seven Districts
District 1 AH of tho first ward and territory bounded on
the south by East Center street and Caledonia Pjko; on tho west by
North Main street and Bucyrus Piko; on tho north by tho township
lino suid on tho cast by tho township lino.
District 2 All of second ward and territory bounded on tho
south by West Center street and Kenton Piko; on tho oast by north
Main street and Bucyrus pike; on tho west by township lino, and on
tho north by township lino
District 3 'All Tldrd Ward and lorrltory bounded on tho north by
Wc3t Center street and Kenton Pike; on tho oast by south Main
strcot and Delaware Avcnuo antl Delaware piko; 011 tho couth by
township line, and on tho west by township lino.
District 4 All of fourth ward and territory bounded on tho north
by east Center street and Caledonia Piko; on tho west by south Main
Btrcot and Delaware Avcnuo and Delaware Piko; on tho south by
township line, and on tho cast by township lino
District 5 Comprises all of Green Camp, Prospect, Ploasaut,
and Waldo townships and Delaware and Union counties.
District C Comprises all of Bowling Grcon, Montgomery, Grand,
Big Island and Salt Rock towiiBlup3 and Hardin ami Wyandot conn- .
District 7 Comprises all of Grand Prairio, Scoft, Tully, Olari
don and Richland townships and Crawford and Morrow counties.
Distribution of Prizes
tho ladfes who Gtand first in each
of the districts with tho 'exception
of tho district winning tho grand
Additional Prizes Tho seven
gold watches will bo awarded ono
each to tho ladies who stand second
in each of ,tho coven districts.
Manner of Balloting
There aro two ways of vot
ing. Ono is to clip tho single ballot
from tho issues of tho Marlon Mir
ror and voto it with tho namo of
tho candidal and hor district writ
ten thereon. Tor tho first wcok
of tho contest thcso, ninglo ballots
will count for ten votes oach, but
aft'or tho first week they will only
count for ono voto each. Thcso nln
glo ballots aro only good for ono
week. Tho Special Ballots arc in
tho shape of certificates issued for
subscription paymontg mado. Tho
numbor of votes givon on oach spe
cial ballot is in proportion to tho
longth of tho subscription and is
computed from tho following tablo:
Grand Prize The Grand Prizo of
tho $650 Reo automobile will
bo awarded to tho lady in
any district who secures tho largest
number of votcB of tho cntli'o con
test. Tho Grand Prizo id awarded
regardless of district limitations.
District Prizes Tho six diamond
rings will bo awarded ono each to
t, , SUB- SUB.
Dally Mirror 10 weeks by carrier, $1.00 300 150
Daily Mirror, 1C weeks by carrior, $1.50 COO 2C0
Daily Mirror 0 months by. carrier, $2. CO 1000 COO
Daily Mirror 1 year 'oy carrier, ?5. 00 2500 1250
Daily Mirror -1 months by mall. $1.00 , 300 150
Dviily Mirror G months by mall, $1 .50 COO 250
Daily Mirror 1 year by mail, $3.00 4 1000 500
Weekly Mirror 1 year, $1.00 .. k f 300 1C0
Old as well as now subscribers aro entitled to both tho single' and
special ballots. Votes will bo issued for payments In arroars tho same
as advanco payments provided tho amount is not less than ono dollar.
Extra Votes. Given
To oach lady in each of tho
coven districts who stands first af
ter .tho count is made Friday even
ing, July 20th an additional credit
will bo given of 2UO(5 votes.
After this first special award
of 2,000 votes is mado an honor
certificate will bo given daily to
oach lady in each of tlo soven dis
tdcts who rccolvc3 tho largest num
ber ' of votes for her district
for that day. Thcso honor
certificates aro to bo retain
ed by tho candidates until tho end
of each week whon each lady in
each of tlo seven districts who
holds tho greatest numbor issued
to her district will bo given extra
voles as follows:
Week ending Friday fcveiiing
August 2nd, 1C00 votes.
Week ondlng Friday 'evening
August 0th 1,000 votes.
Week ending Friday Evening
August lGth 800 votes.
Week ending Friday 'evening
August 23rd, COO votfcs.
In tho event of a tlo in numbor
of honor certificate's 1old at end
of any wcok by candidates in tho
samo .district tho extra credit will
bo given to tho candidate- making
tlfo largest increase in "Votes during
that special credit period.
TI1030 daily honor certificates aro
good only for tho wcok for widen
thoy aro issued and cannot Ifa uBcd
in tho competition of any of the
Rules and Conditions
Any lady resident of Ma
rion county or any adjacent coun
ty bjtweon tho agca of 10 and 45
may become a candidato
Tho voting wiU bo by singlo bal
lots clipped rom tho Mirror and
by special ballots issued for sub
scription payments to tho Mirror
from cither old or now subscribers
according to tho accompanying
uchcdulo of votes.
No certificates will bo issued for
a less payment than 0110 dollar.
Combinations between any candi
dates is prohibited.
Tho Mirror rosorves tho right to
J reject any candidato and also to
pans final judgment upon any
question that may arise.
Votes onco cast cannot bo chang
ed to count for another candidato.
A candidato cannot withdraw
from ono district and ontor an-
otlfjr and retain tho votes to her
credit in tho lonncr district.
No employes of tho Mirror nor
member of his or hor Immediate
family may becomo a candidato,
Tho balloting bogan Saturday,
July 0 1907 and will closo Satur
day evening, August 21, 1007.
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I Contest Dept.
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Hddress HII Subscriptions and,
Communications to the
CONTEST CLOSES SATURDAY
AUGUST 24, 1907.
The Marion Mirror
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