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Republicans Nominate
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;"S "Warren Q. Harding, United States
Saator from Ohio, was nominated
for the'Presidency Saturday by the
Republican National convention after
a deadlock which lasted for nino bal
lots and which finally forced out of
. tfee running all the original favorites.
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As his running mate, the conven
tion named Governor Calvin Coolidge,
of Massachusetts, upsetting a plan
of a combination of the Harding
backers to nominate for the place
Senator Irvin L. Lenroot, of Win
consin. The collapse .of the forces of
Governor Frank 0. Lowden and their
transfer in large part to Senator
Harding, put the Ohio candidate over.
General Wood lost heavily, how
ever, when the Harding drift began,
and Senator Johnson, the third of
the trio of leaders on the early bal
loting also went steadily downhill.
Entering the convention as a can
didate distinctly of the "dark horse"
classj Senator narding got only 64
votes on the first ballot and ,on tho
second he dropped to 50. When tho
convention adjourned at 'the end of
the fourth ballot, he had Cl
in all-night conferences among the
party chiefs, however, he was men-
Calvin Coolidge , mass
tioned many times as tho man most
likely to break the nomination dead
lock should neither Wood, Lowden or
Johnson take a commanding lead.
They all failed to do soj Wood and
Lowden running a neck-and-neck
race for leadership on four more
ballots, whilq the strength of the
California candidate dwindled steadily.
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Meanwhile Harding pushed his ing while a procession carrying large
total to 133, individual delegates picture of tho candidate and stnnd
from many Stntes swinging to him , ftrds of some of tho states that Rup
from tho columns of tho leaders and . norted him took un its march around
of- various favorite sons. Tho Johu-
" sen managers, fearing a landslide
' was impending, then made a last
J fy t save "l0 fortunntes of their
. Vdidato, They moved to recess for
a. eouple of hours in order to take an
AJatvaatory and seek a new combina-
The Wood and Lowden forces both
virtually at tho peak of their
strength, but both disheartened at the
string of ballots without) material
gains, fell in with tho recess plan
nd the convention adopted it.
In the dramatio recess conferences
Jk& followed the fate of the candt-
Jjfetee virtually was sealed. Some of
$2.50 to $7.00
Fits any Faucet Sanitary Healthful
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the Wood and Lowden managers
tried ineffectually for an agreement
which would hold their delegates in
line and kill off the Harding boom.
Some tried to get a Wood-Lowdcn-Johnson
agreement to adjourn until
Monday without making a nomina
tion. There nlso was a conference bo
tween Johnson and Harding sup
porters in which tho Ohioan's sup
porters tried without success to have
tho remaining Johnson .strength
swung to Harding. .
It was tho parleys hetween tho
Harding and Lowden men, however',
which apparently bore tho most
fruit when tho balloting began again,
for Governor Lowden caino to the
convention during tho ninth rollcnll
and reversing a previous plan to go
before tho convention itself, issued
instructions from behind tho scenes
releasing his instructed delegates.
Senator Harding also was in tho
rear of the Coliseum platform during
the voting and conferred with Chair
man Hays.
Almost ns soon as the alphabetical
call for states began after the re
cess, the ground swell for Harding
demonstratedthat it could not be
Connecticut, when her name was
called, took thirteen of her fourteen
votes from Lowden nnd gave them to
Harding. In Floridn ho got seven
from Wood.
Then Kentucky, almost from the
Irst a solid Lowden state, flopped
completely into tho Harding column.
Amid scenes of rising enthusiasm
other blocks of Lowden delegates
followed suit, while innnv of the
routed Wood supporters nlso went
into the Harding camp. By the end
of the rollcnll, Senator narding had
rolled up a total of 374, putting him
far into the lead, nnd several score
of votes nearer tho nomination than
any candidate had heen before.
Lowden, at tho end of tho ninth,
had only 121 votes left out of the
307 with which he ended tho eighth,
and General Wood's strength had
fallen from 290 on the eighth to 249
on the ninth. Johnson dropped from
87 to 82.
As the tenth rollcnll began dele
gates quit Lowden, Wood and John
son right and left, nnd the big hall
was in almost continuous applause
as state after state announced ac
cessions to tho Harding standnrd.
It was reserved for Pennsylvania
to odd the crowning touch of en
thusiasm. When the Keystone State
was reached, the Ohio Senator only
needed 32 votes to nominate him, nnd
Pennsylvania gave him CO.
It was Governor Sproul himself,
the candidate of his state on every
preceding ballot, and mentioned
mnnv times ns a possible dark horse
to break the deadlock, who an
nounced the big Pennsylvania vote
for Harding. Entering tho Coliseum
floor foxihe lrst time since the bal
loting began, ho made mis way to the
Pennsylvania standard and, amid
cheers, released the delegation from
longer supporting him. Then ho took
a poll, got tho floor and threir in
the winning Harding votes.
A demonstration of several min
utes followed, most of tho delegates
nnd spectators standing nnd cheer-
the hall.
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The Cream I Havo you tried it?
Np mistake about this being a high
grade flour. The best cakes nnd
breads of all kinds. Cakes mado from
this flour take premiums at the fairs.
You can get a sack now from the
Mt. Sterling Commission and Storage
You have waited for reduced
prices. Come and seo this lot of
Ladies' Low Shoes Now reduced.
R. E. Punch & Co.
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The Advocate, twic p week.
Do The People Really Want Good Roads ?
During tho past; several weeks Tho Advocato has mado n vigorous
fight for Good Roads and has pointed out to tho people a way whereby
Montgomery county could (nt the earliest possiblo date), secure tho per
manent construction of approximately 30 miles of road by paying ONLY
TnE INTEREST ON A $300,000 bond issue for (according to tho Stato
nighwny Commissioner) n period of only a few years. Tho Advocate had
a petition circulated, signed nnd filed with our County Judge calling for
an election on this question. Tho Court of Appeals has decided tho peti
tion calling for the election faulty, owing to a technicality and if nn elec
tion is to bo held it will be necessary to circulate another petition. A'
number of influential citizens have organized to fight a bond issue, nnd
under tho circumstances Tho Advocate does not feel justified in taking
tho initiative in tho matter further. Wo have willingly given hundreds
of dollnrs worth of space to tho cause and arc willing to continuo our
fight in tho interest of Montgomery County, PROVIDING our fellow-citizens
desire to take this forward step and are willing to voluntarily come
to this office and agree to sign such a paper. Tho Advocate stand's for
any movement which it is convinced will redound to tho good of tho
masses nnd Ths Good Rouds Movement, it believes, is the most important
question that has been before our people in years. Wo ore convinced
Good Roads would mean more to Montgomery County than anything agi
tated here since the railroad was built, and we trust sufficient interest will
be shown in tho matter to assure the people a vote on this all-important
question. Mr. voter, are you merely willing to vote for such nn important
measure, or are you going to come in nnd voluntarily offer to sign such a
petition and WORK for its passage? Montgomery County must either go
forward or backward, which shall it be? '
It is not our desire to antagonize any citizen or group of citizens who
have tho best interests of Montgomery County at heart, hut wtien we
espouse a cause we believe to be just wo are willing to go tho limit, having
duo respect for the opinion of others.
The Advocate stands for tho best interests of Montgomery County,
first, last and all the time, and is willing to do its utmost to further any
movement that will tend to the bettering of local conditions. During the
entire time we have been making tho fight for good roads we have invited
publicity from those known to be opposed to such a cause, and have on
numerous occasions offered to change our position if it could be shown
that our stand was not for the best interests of ALL THE PEOPLE.
Tho question now confronting tho citizens of tho proud County of
Montgomery, is "are wo content with our roads ns they are, or nro wo
willing to vote a bond issue nnd secure roads of a permanent type which
the Stato will agree to take over and maintnin indefinitely?" If you
favor such a progressive step, kindly call at this office and signify your
position. ,
If you want good roads, you must act NOW.
Tho Advocate issues fair warning to its friends that its fight for
uood itonds will NEVER bo let up
too good for Montgomery County.
Looking Forward
The Montgomery Commandery No.
5, at its last meeting, looking for
ward to the entertainment of the an
nual Conclave of Knight Templars
at this place, appointed the following
Advisory Committee C. W. Har
ris, A. A. naz!rigg. W. P. Oldham,
W. O. Pierce, S. S Pinney
General Committee T. H. Wilson,
chairman; L R. Douglas, Secretary.
Finance Robert Collier.
Escort C. W. Kirkpntrick.
Parade T. P., Sutton .
Decoration R. L. Coleman.
Badges, programs and invita
tions G. B. Senff.
Ounrters and Hotels S. S. Pinney.
Railroads J. C. McNeal
Distinguished Visitors H. R.
Prostration headquarters J. W.
Baggage W. O. Mackio.
Refreshments J. M. Anderson.
Entertainment G. R. Snyder.
Devotional C. W. Harris.
Publicity W. P. Oldham.
Ladies Mrs. Georgo R. Snyder
Automobiles A. S. Mitchell.
Drill S. D. Gay.
Music S. B. Cnrrington
This step, taken thus far in ad
vance is an indication that the order
is not sleeping and furnishes an as
surance that the visitors that will be
hero in May, 1921, will bo taken care
of properly.
A burglar was discovered in the
homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ratliff Lane
Sunday night, but was frightened
away before anything was stolen.
Tho man, who was a negro, gained
entrance by cutting the screen to tho
front door.
We sold much tinware of extra fine
quality from the advertisement in
this paper last week. Our stock has
beet replenished for this wek and
the same quality and close pricm pre
until they are built. There is nothing
Correspondent's Blunder
In tho news dispntches from
Frankfort one day last week the cor
respondent of various daily newspa
pers made a big mistake, through
carelesly nnd thoughtlessly, suppos
ing thntJohn G. Winn, one of the
enndidntesfor tho Democratic nomi
nation" for Circuit Judge in tho Twenty-first
district, was of the same po
litical faith as his brother, Judge
Robert H. Winn.
Papers were" filed in tho office or
the Secretary of State, proposing Mr.
Winn ns n candidate for tho Demo
cratic nomination for Circuit Judge,
and tho news wns sent out that he
was "proposed for tho Republican
nomination. Both tho correspondent
and tho editors set about rectify
ing tho error ns soon ns it wns dis
covered and the papers of tho next
dav gave tho correct account.
Tho Frnnkfqrt correspondent nd
vised Mr. Winn that he got tho item
liy telephone, from tho office of the
Secretary of State and being ac
quainted with Judge Robert H. Winn
nnl knowing thnt ho was a Republi
can, carelessly nnd without proper
inquiry, assumed that John G. Winn
was also a member of that party.
C. & 0. Grants
Request of Citizens
Due to the efforts of Judge Robt.
II. Winn, who took up the mntter with
Onrrett A. Wall, chief counsel for the
C. & O., Mt. Sterling people will now
be able to get the Louisville nnd Cin
cinnati papers on tho first evening
train. Mr, Wall has agreed to hold
Number 28 at Lexington for tho
Louisvillo connection nnd nt Win
chester for the Cincinnati connection,
enabling loenl people to have their
nnpers as bofore the train schedule
was changed some months ngo. The
train will arrive only nbout 30 min
utes later.
WqjoWs lisl hoe at R.
Punch ft Co.'s. All colon.
Do Our Ads Pay?
We'll Say They Do!
Listen to this: Mrs. Will Moore,
of this city, was so unfortunato as to
lose n very handsome diamond and
nenrl pendnnt on the streets hero
Inst week. A small ad placed in Tho
Advocate was the cause of tho jewel
being restored to its happy owner,
and it came about in a strange way.
A lady living in the Bunker nill
neighborhood in Bourbon county, was
in Mt. Sterling shopping on the day
tho pin was lost and the horso she
wns driving stepped on the pendnnt,
which caught in its hoof. When tho
ladv was nenring homo she noticed
tho horse wns becoming lame, nnd
stopped to see what the trouble was
and to her surprise, found the pin
imbedded in the horse's hoof. A dpy
or two Inter seeing Mrs. Moore's nd
in The Advocate, called up over the
phone nnd told her of the occurrence
nnd the jewel is now in the owner's
hands, nnd only slightly damaged.
This is one of many instnnces in
which it has been demonstrated that
our ads pay.
The ladies of the Methodist church
will have an exchange Saturday,
June 19, to help pay parsonage in
debtedness. Everything good for
Sunday. Ringo's old stand, South
Maysville street. pa
Frisco Attracts the
Eyes of the World
With the Republican convention
over by nominating Harding, eyes of
the political world Are turned to
Frisco, where Democratic marathon
ers afo erathering for convention to
be held June 28th. Stage is set.
The onlv personally conducted
presidential boom that hns made ap
pearance is that of Senator Abert I.
Owen, of Oklahoma, his headquarters
having been open for three weeks,
nnd for the past week has been di
recting in person. To date Demo
cratic official entries are McAdoq,
Palmer, Cox, Edwards, Owen, Sen
ator Gilbert M. Hitchcock, James W.
Gerard, National Chairman Homer S.
Cummins, Carter Glass, John W.
Davis and Senator Simmons, of
North Carolina.
This is the name of an invoice of
Queensware jut received. It is hand
some and the prices nre very reason
There will be a spelling bee or
pelling battle on the lawn in rear of
Mie Post Ocije on Thursday night,
June 24th. A prize will be given to
the one left standing in tho firing
line. Come nnd see what a good
speller you are, nnd how long you
enn stand the fire and shell of tho
bnttle. Ice cream and cake will bo
served on tho lawn, the proceeds for
benefit of Union Christian Endeavor
A message has just been received
hero announcing the death in Colo
rado yesterday of D'Arcy Boone, for
merly of this city. Ho wns the son of
Henry Boone, of Colorado, and n
nephew of Daniel Boone, of this city.
The boy was six years old and his
death was caused by heart failure.
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You have waited for reduced
prices. Come and see this lot of
Ladies' Low Shoes Now reduced.
R. E. Punch & Co. I
This property is located on Locust and Queen
streets and consists of seven houses and lots and
eight vacant building lots. Sale will be on the
COURTDAY, JUNE 21st, 2 o'clock
Tom Hoffman to
Attend Jamboree
Tom Hoffman will represt tk'
Mt. Sterling Boy Scout Council al
tho Internntionnl Boy Scout J&mbo--ree
to be held in London, England in
July and August. Young Hoffman
will sail from New York with tha
other members of tho party, July 6
on the S. S. "Pocahontas.' '
Tho jamboree,, arranged by tho
British Boy Scouts Association, will
bo held in London, July 25thto Au
gust 7th nt which there will be Scout!
representatives from 52 different na
tions. Tho Boy Scouts of America
will be in England on the invitation
of the British Boy Scout3 and tho
Prince of Wales, and they will camp
nt never Castle, Kent, a famous
country estnte, the homo of Lady
Astor. The Scouts will go from Eng
lnnd to France, where they, ns the.
guests of tho French government, will
be shown over the battlefields o
Chnuteau-Tliierry, the Argonne, St
Hihiel nnd others made famous by
American troops.
Young Hoffman is the son of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Hnrry G. Hoffman, of this
city, and has been nn enthusinstic
member of the local council since its"
organization. Ho is a "live wire" in
every sense of the word, and his
friends nre delighted that. he will
have tho honor of representing thd
Mt. Sterling Scouis. He will he one
of 250 American boys who will mako
the trip.
Miss Alpha Enoch
Becomes Bride
At three o'clock this afternoon all
the home of the bride's brother, Har
ry G. Enoch, Miss Alphn Enoch, one
of this city's loveliest young girls,
became the bride of Mr. Chester Ar
thur Dwyer, of Ohio. The rooms
were tastefully and beautifully dec
orated, Dorothy Perkins roses being"
used in the drawing room nnd halls,
and field daisies in the dining room.
The bride wore n becoming travel
ing suit of dark blue with hat to
match and carried n French bouquet
of white rosebuds.
The ceremony was said by the Rev.
J. L. Clark, and was witnessed by
the family and a few intimate
friends. After the ceremony nn in
formal reception was held nnd re
fresh ments were serve'd. Mr. nnd
Mrs. Dwyer left immediately after
for a motor trip through the North,
returning to Akron, where the young
couplo will make their home.
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. J.
C. Enoch nnd is one of this city's
most prominent and popular young
girls. The groom was formerly in tho
insurance business with II. G. noff-
mnn in this city nnd during his stay
in Mt. Sterling made many wnrni
friends. '
Mrs. Alice Young Dawson, seventy"
two yenrs old, died Monday morning
nt her home in Owingsvillo nfter nn
illness of severnl months. She is sur
vived by one brother, Mr. Young, o
Bnth county; one sister, Mrs. Thos".
Ficklin, of Missouri; three daughters,
Mrs. O. B. Brother nnd Miss Emma
Lydo Dawson, of Owing&ville; Mr?.
J. Tyler Davis, of Sharpsburg, and
two sons, Ashly Dawson, of Owings
ville. nnd Elbert Dawson, of Salt
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at tho residence, con
ducted by tho Rov. H. S. Ficklin.,
Burial in the Owingsvillo Cemetery.

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