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Chamber of Commerce
Organized Here Today
, About fifty prominent business
jmen gathered rtt Lloyd's Cnfo nt
Son todny and organized whnt will
be known as a Chamber of Commer
ce. A preliminary meeting was hold
t the Tnbb Thcntrc Inst Friday 'at
noon -when II. G. IIolTinnn was elect
or ed president of the organization; P.
D. Bryan, Vice president; J. IT. Kcl
$ ler, treasurer, and Stewart Sharp,
secretary. There wcro thirty-three
pisent at this meeting nnd much cn
twliin.sm was manifested and it was
decided to hold another meeting to
day. At the first meeting an elegant
lunch was served by Mrs, W. B,
Small and the timo most enjoynbly
and profitably spent. In tho selec
tion of officers none better could
bave. been made from tho public
spirited nnd hustling president on
down. Art organization of this
chnraetcr is badly needed here and
we believe will accomplish much
jrood. The. iden of forming such a
club was conceived by H. G. Hoff
man and members were solicited by
J. n. Keller, J. W. Iledden, Jr., C. B.
Patterson and P. D. Bryan. Carroll
Chenault presided over the initial
meeting which was n very inspiring
ione, splendid talks being made by
CC. B. Patterson, P. L. Coleman, W.
IT. Wood and others.
At the meeting todny were present
Frank ..Tones, president of tho Lex
ington Chamber of Commerce and
F. C. Dunn, secretary, who assisted
in perfecting the orgnnipation. A
delightful plate 'dinner wns served
by Mrs. W. W. Eubank nnd her Sun
day "School class after which the
men went into a business session.
yThis mleling wlk Arousing olid and"
' the Chamber of Comerce bids fair
to do much in the upbuilding of Mt.
Sterling and its business interests.
The next" meeting will be Wednesday
July 14th at 12 o'clock. Every busi
ness man in the city is invited to be
come a member and co-operate in
the upbuilding of our city nnd coun
ty. Let's all put our shoulder to the
wheel nnd see what can be accom
plished. NOTICE!
'A dividend of one and one-half
per cent (1 1-2 per cent) on the par
value of each .share of preferred
stock of this company for the qunr-i
ter ending June 30, 1920, has been
declared payable on or before July
15th, 1920, to preferred stockhold
ers of record nt close of business
June 30, 1920.
(7C-2t) A. A. Tuttle, Secretary.
Millard R. ITainline, of this city,
lias been quite ill for the past week
and has been taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital, Lexington, for treatment.
Hrr. Hninlino will likely undergo an
J(wreperation the latter part of tho
-ar '
On streets or at the Chautauqua
BMwnds, Friday night, a pearl neck
lace with diamond clasp. Reword Sf
returned to Robt. L. Vnnarsdell.
$1.00 per hundred. Call 714 andt1"?'
place your order a jlay before you
want them. , '
We Carry a complete Line of
Spaldings All-wool Suits
for Men and women
Large assortment of Bathing Caps this Summer
Telepkww Ne. 70 W Oellvar
Paralysis Fatal
To E. B. Gibbons
After lingering for n short period
after receiving n stroko of paralysis
E. B. Gibbons passed into eternity
on Snturday morning, Jnly 3rd, aged
58 yenrs. He wns born in this coun
ty nnd from the ngc of twenty-ono
yearn had been engaged in business
in this city where be wns well
known. lie wart buried from the
home of his sister, Mrs. P. McNam
nra on Mondny morning nftcr scr
,vico nt tho grave in St. Thomns
cemetery. Ho is survived by three
sisters, Mrs. P. McNamnra, of this
city, Mrs. William Amix, of Look-
lnndr Ohio, and Mrs. James Flarity,
of Lexington, nnd two brothors,
John Gibbons, of this city, nnd
Frank Gibbons, of Middletown, O.
Having been in business here
these many years, Us going removes
a familiar face from Moysville
street where, for 37 years ho had
been a conspicuous figure. We ten
der our sympathy to those who sor
row and direct them to Him who
calms troubled hearts.
Clay Cisco Appointed
State Road Inspector
Our go'od friend fnnd neighbor,
Clay Cisco, an .ardent Republican
nnd most excellent citizen nnd un
tiring business man, has been chos
en as road inspector under the new
Kentucky road commission nnd has
entered on his duties in Bell county.,
This is a responsible position and
we do not hesitate a moment to say
Mr. Cisco will be as faithful to the
state's requirements as he is to his
own pepsonnl dutieftiUmt ho'fwiH.Y ,AV,,?dirfleTvtufre wa
give full time and Ibo state will
prosper by his labors. This is a
wifie appointment and we take tllis
opportunity to commend the ndmin-
istrntion in their seeking a capable
and industrious man who will prop-
erly care for thestate's interests.
Mi. Cisco wns n pnndidnte for the
Republican nomination for Railroad
Commissioner of this district nt the
last stato primary and b'is with -
drnwal from tho race' was only duo
to farming interests that demanded
his attention and his manner of
conducting his campaign won friends
and landed this appointment,
Everette Stafford, of this county,
has accepted an excellent position
ns District Manager with tho Wear-
U-Well Shoo Co., of Columbus, O.,
nd has assumed his duties. Mr.
Stafford w!ill have as hia territory
the states of Kentucky, Ohio and
West Virginia, nnd with his untiring
energy nnd close nttention to busi-
ness, will make his company q val-
uublo man.
Cravens & Turpin, tho real estate
agents, sold Thursday for Mrs.
Nannie E. Ralls, her modern bunga
low on West Locust street to John
Boaz, of Bath couuty. Price paid'
for tho property was $4,000 nnd
possession will bo given at once.
Mosaic, crescent shnped
Return to this office and re
ceivo reward.
The Advocate, twico a week.
James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio,
was nominnted for President of the
United Stntcs in the Democratic na
tional convention at 1:40 o'clock
this morning. The nomination came
at tho conclusion of a 44 ballot
straggle in winch ho hnd steadily
beaten down the forces of William
G. McAdoo, former Secretary of the
Treasury, and President Wilson's
When the balloting on the 44th
vote hnd gotten to n point where
Cox had 702 votes nnd was rapidly
appioaching tho necessary two
thirds of 729, Sam B. Amidon, of
TCnnsns. mnnacer of tho McAdoo
forces and vice chairman oL .the
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Dcm0crat5o National Committee,
... ., .'form and- moved that
dm nomination of Governor Cox be
. unnnim0us
from the til.ed nn1 wom delegates
, wh.ph la&tc(1 for 'a fuU four in;nutes
!,eforc. Chairman Robinson could
putthe question on Amidon's motion
q suspend the rules and nominate
Cox fcy ncclnmati0n.
Votcd Qver
At 1:43 o'clock this morning the
' motion was formally voted over with
' rolling chorus of ayes and a crnsh-
ng of tho brass bands.
, States standards which had surg-
1 n (1 forth in lne esPerate
battles of the deadlock raced to the
'front of tho hall and to a place be
fore the platform.
In the confusion nnd excitement
of the nominatijn f6r the Presiden
cy, the convention forgot about a
nomination for the Vice Presidenoy,
but the lendors were figuring on a
list which prominently included
Franklin D. Roosevelt, of New York,
Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
While the crowd wns demonstrating
;ts release from tho deadlock tho
loaders arranged an adjournment
until noon todny to canvass tho
question of second place in the
meantime and meet again prepared
to complete tho ticket.
Starts Late in Afternoon
The Cox band wagon movement
really started Jate Monday after
noon before tho recess for dinner
New York's atc stood 20 fo Mc
Euring .h3 interval both sides of
tho fight mado desperate appeals to
Tommnny. Throughtout the evening
New York's vote stood 20 for Mo
Adoo nnd 70 for Cox.
v)n the thiid ballot of. tho evening
Mss-pn tho elaie to Cox started, and
bo'cre the leiders of fi opposition
s ui'd realiza t, tho vutes wore flop
ping over in twos nnd threes and
fours in a fashion which sent him
over tho majority mark and put him
at now level. After that the going
was easy. Georgia went into tho
Cox column with her eutiro 28. Tho
withdrawal of Attorney General A.
Mitchell Palmer had released not
enly the. Pennsylvania delegation,
Dtfmat Rusk Frm Hall.
With the nomiBatioa the coaven-
I tion gave an exhibition of relaxed
energy. Alter dancing the hopping
about tho Auditorium for five min
utes or moro tho delcgntes cleared
out, leaving the big hall abysmal
and dark, n litter of torn papers,
banners, ribbons, flogs nnd other
abandoned paraphernalia and n
mass . dis-orranged chairs.
A Presidential enndidato had
been nominated nffer 44 hard
fought ballots which had threatened
to eclipse tho celebrated 4G-ballot
battle to nominate Woodrow Wilson,
5n Bnlitmore eight years, ago. Some
pretty hot animosities had been stir
red up and some pretty fierce
charges had flown back and forth
in the hurried conferences which
had been going on nil through tho
But the moment the nomination
was mado. unanimous nil the fac
tions seemed to join in the demon
stration. Cox Hen Not to Dictate Vice Pres
ident. Manager Moore, of Ohio, the cen
ter of a large group of ndmiring
friends who were showering con
gratulations upon him, said : "We
did it without making n single prom
ise, not even for n postmnstcrship."
Asked about the Vice Presidency,
Air. Moore said:
'Of course, I have had men in
mind, in. fact, two of them at the
present 'moment, but now I will not
even mention them. We will not at
tempt to dictate unless it 5s nccess-
Miarv in-order to iret n stroncr running
asbt?raalT.rr n Strong cTin.llite
Within twenty minutes nfter the
convention hall had resounded with
the rip-roaring shouts of the victors
nnd the blare of the brass band, the
crowd rushed through the doors nnd
the big fight was over.
Local Cox Club
Organized Today
Whnt is believed to be the first
Cox Campaign Club to be organized
in the United States, was organized
hero at a nenrly hour this morning
with 53 chnrter members.
Col. W. P. Huntington, a close
personal friend ofl Gov. Cox, was
elected president, with C. B. Patter
son, vice president, R. L. Coleman,
secretary and Albert A. Hazelrigg,
trensurer. The organization now on
temporary will he made permanent
within tho next few days.
Thee following telegram was sent
early -Ibis morning to Gov. Cox:
Hon. James M. Cox,
Dayton, Ohio.
The First Cox Campaign Club of
Kentucky was organized hero at 8
o'clock this morning, with fifty
three charter members. Temporary
officers elected as follows: Presi
dent, Webster P. Huntington; Vice
President, Clark B. Patterson; Sec
retary, Robert L. Coleman; Treas
urer, Albert Hazelrigg, Wo send
you greetings and promises of un
wavering support.
First Cox Campaign Club of Ken
Considerable damage was done to
property in this county Into Satur
day afternoon by tho electrionl
storm which was followed by hail,
in some sections.
The garage of Attornoy W. C.
Hamilton was struck by lightning as
were three barns on Colonel Gate
wood' farm ,ono on R. G. Owings'
farm, nnd a barn owned by Hauly
G. Itngan, Much tobacco and other
tjrowlnjr crops were injured by the
hail storm .
Chautauqua Pleasing
Large Crowds
The Rcdpath Chautauqua which
opened a week's engagement in this
city last Thursday, has been enjoy
ing large crowds nnd the programs
which have been rendered have met
with the hearty approval of all in
attendance. Tho program for tho
remainder of tho week's engagement
is n splendid one nnd includes Gil
bert & Sullivnn's opern "II. M. S.
' Pinnforc" tonight; a lecture by
i Donnld IT. McGibeny on "Modern
1 Unrest" Wednesday afternoon; nn
' American comedy Wcdnesdny night,
j "Nothing But the Truth"; on Thurs
day afternoon will be the children's
pngennt, "The Good Fairy, Thrift"
I and a musical concert ; Thursday
I night Swiss Singers nnd Yodlcrs,
-and a lecture- by Ralph Parlette,
"Ilumnii Efficiency." - The Chautau
qua this year is one of the best ever
seen here and it is felt its return
next year is assured.
At The. Top
Charlie Perkins, wife nnd son, of
Louisville, were hero Saturday vis
iting Mr. Perkins' grandpnrents.
They were enroute to Tilton, on a
two weeks' vacation. Charlie was
formerly connected with the Advo
cate, beginning as devil in the, office.
At the very beginning we could see
Charlie was destined for the top, for
there was never a job too big for
him to undertake and uhen begun
he wns certa'in to continue to the
finish. We remember now there was
a time when we had a contract to
make 22 sets of ballots nnd he nnd
Ci B. Stephens who continues with
ntinues with
t,h-nf Avorfel
us,'were the ojflyltwQ,.
on through 15 days nnd nights with
J. W. TTedden, Sr. When the ballots
were made and delivered to the ex
press company we were all worn
out but no county wns disappointed.
Fourteen yenrs ago Charlie went to
Louisville nnd engaged with the
Bradley-Gilbert Co., and now he has.
chnrge of n press room In ono of
the largest printing establishments
in Louisvillo nnd enjovs a fine sal
ary. Charlie is happily married and
has a son fl yenrs old. We have
presented Chnrlio Perkins' career in
full that other boys with pluck may
begin ns did Charlie at $1.00 per
week and go to the top.
August Simpson, 2G year old son
of Miller Simpson, well known col
ored citizen, committed suicide
Thursday night by swallowing car
bolic acid at the home of his par
ents near this city. He had lately
been released from tho army, hav
ing been in service for over two
yenrs. It is thought that some kind
of 6erum trentment taken while In
tho service caused Simpson's mind
to become unbalanced and this was
the reason forTiis rash act. Fun
eral service nnd burial took place
Dr. H. II. Hibbs well known in
this section, who has had charge of
college work at Murfreesboro,
Tcnn., raising nn endowment fund
for the Baptist college there, has
accepted a call to tho Smithland
Baptist church. This will he good
news to tho Baptist people of this
We handle only tho best and freshest flowers at all times.
Corsago and . French Bouquets. Funoral flowers given our
most .careful attention. Let us have your orders.
. Mary O. Ayres, Local Agent
Fifty Years In f
The Same Business
John W. Jones, at the ago of 10
yenrs, CO years ago, began tho jew
elry business in this city. Two and
onc-hnlf yetir.s he worked for P. 'L.
Reese and for Saint Julian one and
one-half years. For forty-six yenrd
he has been in business for?
himself. Barring one year whorf
he was at Versailles ho has been nc
tivo at the bench or behind the coun
ter as salesman this number of
years, and from a smnll beginning;
Mr. Jones hns grown with his tradd
until today his store, J. W. Jones &
Son, 5s one of tho largest with tho
most qosjly goods of any store in
Kentucky. His trade is not confined,
to our own city nnd county 'but he
has a fine trade over the state and.
in the surrounding counties. Rnro
brilliancy adorns his cases, and tho"
trnde considers Mr. Jones' opinion
worth while in the naming of quali-'
ties and values of rare stones.
Returning from Versnilles aftctf
the expiration of one yenr Mr. Jones
rented a window of the late and la-"
mented J. W. Hnrrah, and his busi
ness soon began to grow. Both
Messrs. Jones 'nnd ITarrah's birth
days were July 2nd and on that day
they celebrated and the Glorious
Fourth ns well. From tho dafess
above given it will be observed Mr,
Jones is GG yenrs old and it is ovit
pleasure to say, he is as vigorous
as when he began his trade and
works as continuously now ns then.
Mr. Jones was married May 16,
1880. to Miss Lena Lane, and to
gether they have labored to earn tho
competency they now enjoy. They
. j vt fivp so(ps, pof , JTcny'L. Joups
.Superintendent of WillnnbW ' "
schools and John Ross,
partner with Mr. JcfjA
Both sons are of hi;
It is seldom we have occasion to
note successes of a firm of so mnny
years' duration, nnd this is one that
will interest the many friends of
jrr. Jones.
In addition to the duties of A.his
business Mr. Jones hns been chosen
a member of the city council and for
this position ho gives the same care
and thought ns hejdoes tqjliis per
sonal interests. May'Mr.' Jones and
his worthy family continue to ndont
business nnd other interests amV
enjoy many years of undisturbed
prosperity. ' 'x
Divide Series
The Mt. Sterling baseball team
and the Louisville Calumets crossed
bats on the local lot Sunday a'nd
Monday afternoons, the Louisville
boys winning a one-sided gamo Sun
day by the score of 0 to 0, tho lo
cals playing listless ball. On Mou
dny the tables were turned and tho
local boys won a benutifully played
II inning affair by the scoro of4 to
.1. Greene started in to pitch bnt
the Louisville boys got to him for 3
runs in the first inning and he was
yanked and Wells substituted, wTio
held the visitors scoreless for tho
remainder of the game.
Saturday, July 17th, the la
dies of the Catholic church will havo
an erchange. Place will be an
nounced later.
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