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j'v THE PUBLIC LEDGER
DAILT-KXCWT BUNDAT, TOOBTH Of JOLT, TH1HKSU1VINO
A. P. CURRAN, Editor and Publisher.
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"SLASHING THE TARIFF AND PILING UP
At Washington Charles W. Fairbanks, former
Vice President of the United States, said that the
Democratic party undoubtedly would find that it
had made a serious mistake in slashing tariff rates
and imposing a stamp tax to make up the deficit.
"Stamp taxes never were popular in this coun
try," said Mr. Fairbanks.
Speaking of the political situation, he said:
"The late campaign presented a striking anal
ogy to the campaign of 1891. The people were
aroused and determined. They felt that the party
in power had not fulfilled its pledges and that the
unfortunate industrial and commercial conditions
which prevailed throughout the entire country
were due chiefly to the overthrow of the Repub
lican party two years ago."
Speaking of the-Indiana political situation, Mr.
Fairbanks said :
"Tn Indiana the result of the election was very
gratifying. Republicans invited to their support
Progressives and Democrats and they received
great strength from both. Past differences were
entirely ignored in the common interest. The be
lief widely prevails that the Republicans of the
state will come back fully into their own in 1!)1C."
Prominent Indiana Republican leaders here s;iy
the former Vice President will he the "favorite
son" of the IToosier state in the coming contest for
the Republican nomination for President and that
he will go to the national convention wth a solid
delegation from Indiana.
McOREARY A GREAT POLITICIAN, NOT A
One of the most outrageous violations of law and
decencv was in the assault of Possum Hunters in
llbpkins county when the bandits visited the home
of George Kiplinger, manager of t lie Cumberland
Telephone Company at Nortonville. When the
leader of the bandits entered the home Mrs. Kip
linger was asked if her husband had received a let
ter ordering him to leave the county. Receiving an
affirmative answer, the bandit struck the woman in
the face, ordering her to get her children ready
and to be prepared to leave. Kiplinger was not at
homo at the time.
On his return he took his family to Madisonvillc
and declares he will return to Nortonville "and
see the thing through." II is to be hoped he will
but in the meantime what is the matter with the
venerable Governor at Frankfort.
Possum Hunters grow by what they feed upon,
and one of the strongest meals at their command
is the strange indifference of Governor MeCrcary
to the reign of lawlessness in western Kentucky,
with the mountains like peaceful .settlements when
the wild and Possum Hunting western parts of
the state are considered. Frankfort Ky.) Letter
in Sunday's Commercial-Tribune.
MAY BRING A MERCHANT MARINE.
The war does not hide the necessity for a real
protective tariff. t has shown how lax we have
been in the matter of protection, for by the with
drawal of protection from our merchant marine
wo have reduced it to a point where we can not
sell abroad the goods that disrupted Europe Avould
be glad to buy from us because we lack the ships
to carry them. Perhaps after this "cruel war is
over," and the next national election succeeds
in 'placing a party with protective policies in
power we may not only return to the prosperous
days of 1912, but also give to the country thou
sands of vessels carrying the American flag across
the seas with the products of our own soil and in
dustries. Doylestown (Pa.) Intelligencer.
pWHgBawqi' w if.ir.g"r?
According' to Bradstrcel's, the month of Novem
ber, 1914, saw a larger number of business failures
by nearly 10 per cent than were reported in any
preceding month since January, from which the
decrease in number was 8..'1 per cent, and an in
crease of 28 per cent, as compared with November
a year ago. The failures for November were 1,585,
as against 1,23:) for the same month in 1913, 1,103
for November, 1912, 1,092 in 1911 and 946 in 1910.
Kven in November, 1893, the year of the great free
trade panic, the failures were more than 100 less
than in November, 1914. In November of this year
the liabilities were $24,870,2(13 and the assets $13,
503,719. In manufacturing lines the November
failures this year totaled 480, as against 327 in No
vember, 1912, under a protective tariff, an increase
of nearly 50 per cent under the free-trade tariff.
Among the merchants and traders there were, ac
cording to Dun's report, 1,204 failures in Novem
ber, 1914, against 800 in November, 1912, an in
crease of more than 50 per cent over the protection
period of 1912. Surely American business is pay
ing a heavy price for the "New Freedom."
STAND BY PROTECTION ALL THE TIME.
We have fooled away valuable time in this
country trying out free-trade theories, and every
experiment has come out the same way. Whv not
learn the lesson for a finality?
The only nations that have made really notable
industrial progress in the immediate past are
Germany and the United States. We do not real
ize what wonders they have wrought in Germany
industrially, but we have had intimations of it
since this war began. And it may be noted that
Germany and the United States have achieved
their industrial greatness through protection. Bis
marck laid the German foundations in a protective
tariff. But in Germany the progress has been more
uniform and continuous, because in that country
they have not voted the tariff out every 15 or 20
years to make another free-trade experiment.
There the policy has been as continuous as it has
been wise. Cedar Rapids (la.) Republican.
ALMOST EQUALS A CASTLE IN SPAIN.
Mr. Carnegie and his beautiful Peace Palace at
The Hague have been the object of cheap jokes
and some ridicule, but Dr. Washington Gladden tie
elares, "We shall yet have abundant use for that
Palace of Peace as a meeting place where humbled
and contrite nations will meet to reduce their
armaments and plan for peace. From now on the
very thought of war will be abhorrent to Hurope."
Central Methodist Advocate.
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Heart-Strings and Fiddle-Strings.
Probably the moit successful appoarnnco over made by
anybody in any theater occurred at San rrancNco years
ago. TI10 place was a oniony of rouli minors at tint t time,
and women and childien wero seldom scon. One evening
during a performance at a theater a child was heard to"
cry, whereupon a rough, black-bearded giant leaped upon
his seat and shouted:
"Stop them darned Addles and let's hoar the baby cry!
I hain't heard such a blessed sound for years."
And the fiddles did stop and the baby did cry while tears
rolled down the nigged cheeks of wifeless and childless
What Kind of a Horse?
Just after a fresh conscription, an old farmer from the
west, who know President .Lincoln, called to pay his re
speo.ts to tho President. Slapping the, Chief Mugistrato
upon the back, ho exclaimed: "Well, old hns, how are
Old Abe, being thoroughly democratic in his ideas, and
withal relishing a joke, responded: "So I'm an old hoss
nm If What kind of a hoss, pray?"
"Why, au old draft-hoss, to bo sure," was tho rejoinder.
Faith That Moves Mountains.
A prominent (Jorman farmer, who believes nothing that.
is printed in tho English papers concerning tho war, was
accosted with the remark:
"Jacob, T soo tho Russians have taken Peruna."
"t won't believe it until I road it so in my Gormjhn
papor," said Jacob. National Monthly.
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MISS KATE MILLER.
BOOKER T WASHINGTON
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tho Negro's Future
From Maysvillo Backs Relief Proved
By Lapso of Time.
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GOLD MEDAL FLOUR
Why Not Now?
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Backacho is a heavy burden;
Nervousness, dizziness, headache.
Rheumatic pain; urinary ills;
All wear ono out.
Often effects of kldnoy weakness.
No uso to euro tho symptoms,
Relief is but temporary if tho cause
If it's tho kidneys, euro tho cause.
Doan's Kidnoy Pills aro for kidney
Road about your neighbor's ease.
Hore's Maysvillo tostimony.
Tho kind that can bo investigated.
Mrs. John B. Burns. Maysvillo, Ky.,
says: "Tho atatoment I gave before
when I publicly rocommcMded Doan's
Kldnoy Pills, still holds. good. I know
that this romody is just as ropresonted
as it has boon used by ono of my rela
tives with satisfactory results. Doan's
Kidnoy Pills woro procured at Wood
& Son's Drug Store."
Mrs. Burns is only ono of many Mays
villo pooplo who havo gratefully endors
ed Doan's Kidnoy Pills. If your back
aches If your kldttoys bothor you,
don't simply nsk for a kldnoy romody
nsk distinctly for Doan'tf
Kidnoy Pills, tho snmo that Mrs. Burns
rocommonds tho remedy backed by
homo testimony, GOo all stores. Foster
Milburn Oo., Props., Buffalo, N. Y,
Tuskegop Institute, Ala.,
Docombor 12, 19W.
Editor Tho Public Lodger Some
weeks ago, through our southern papers,
L made a suggestion that each negro
family raise, oiiu or more additional
pigs this year in order to help bring
about moro nrosnoritv in tho south. 1
havo been surprised to nqtu how well
tho suggestion has boon received, nnd
how many aro following it; one minu
ter in Unloutown, Ala., went so far as
to organize a pig club in his church.
Now, I want to make ono othor sug
gestiou, that, in my opinion, is of still
greater and moro practical importance.
1'or months tho great cry has been all
through the south to stop growing cot
ton or reduce tho ncreage.
Chambers of Commerce, Business
Leagues, State Legislatures and other
bodies havo passed resolutions without
number urging that wo in tho south
stop growing so much cotton. To stop
growing cotton is very easy; in fact it
is always easy to stop work, but merely
to stop growing cotton is a more nega
tive proposition and will not, I fear,
leave tho south much bettor off than
it is at present. If wo destroy or crip
ple a gieat industry, wo should bo very
sure to hao one, or a number equal
ly good to put in its place. In this.
connection it should be kept in mind
as 11 matter of groat importance, that
if tho labor onco leaves the farm by
reason of changing crops, it will bo
very dilllcult to get tho labor to return
to tho farm in after years.
Tho great cry is to grow food crops.
That is well, but 0110 must keep in
mind that the great masses of negroes
who havo actually grown tho most of
tho cotton in tho south for years, and
who live upon the most valuable land
in the south do not hear of tho rdolu
tion that are passed by theso various
bodies. These people have been traiuel
to grow nothing but cotton and do not
know how to grow anything else. In
fact, in many cases, they have not been
permitted and are not now permitted
to grow anything else!
Wo must also bear in mind that the
largest land nwneis seldom visit their
plantations some not more than once
or twice a year, and hence can be of
little seivico in teaching these oegro
tenants how to change all at once fioni
a cotton producing crop to a fool pro
If permanent results aro to be se
cured, tho negro who actually ciilti
vales the land must be reached and
trained into growing a food producing
trop. How can this be done.' My an
swer would be, by putting a negro farm
demonstritioii agent into every c iunt
of the south wheio there is any con
siderable number of negro farmers.
This negro demonstration agent should
be n man of good common sense, lie
should be a man who Knows the char
aeteristics of tho colored people, who
knows how to reach them in and
through their societies, their churches
and their various organizations of one
Uiud and another. He should bo a man
lequirod to travel from ono farm to
.mother throughout the country train
ing tho negro farmer how to prodeco a
food crop. Wherever theso demonstra
tion agents have already been at work
in the south, they havo done work
which has been most helpful and com
If this important work is to be done,
no timo should be lost in selecting those
demonstration ngents. Tho cost should
not bo very large. Keithor through
county appropriations or from some
iart of the state funds appropriated for
agricultural purposes, a portion of tho
money for tho salary perhaps could bo
provided. Appropriations are also being
made by tho United States government
to encourage and promote various
kinds of agricultural work. Some part
of this money, 1 feel sure, might be
secured from tho Smith-Lever fund or
from tho United States demonstration
fund administered through Dr. Brad
ford Knapp. While 1 am not in a jio
sition to suggest just where the money
limy bo secured, 1 think that if nn
earnest effort is made, sonio portion of
it can bo secured from somo of tho
funds or agencies hero mentioned.
BOOKKIl T. WASHINGTON.
ACCEPTABLE AND USEFUL
There is no more acceptable
or useful Christinas remembrance
than Perfume or Toilet Water if
you combine quality with attract
ive packages. This you will find
in our assortment of Perfumes.
We give you the best and most
popular odors in attractive holiday
dress at no advance in price. Do
not fail to see our goods before
completing your list of gifts.
22 WEST SECOND STREET,
FLEMING GAZETTE NEWS NOTES,
Allen Earl Smith, Jtubcrt McBee,
Otto Brown and Frank Ruby, all color
ed, wero lodged in jail here Saturday,
charged with breaking up a pie supper
at tho Shcibumo church. They were
lined 4-1 apicco and probably will upend
Christmas in jail.
Two dealers said to have just cleaned
up $500,000 on ono consignment of 10,
000 cavalry horses recently shipped to
Europe. Tho animals arc said to have
cost tho dealers $50 per head, whereas
thoy received flOO per head. This is
a big profit for tho dealers and shows
tho farmer sold too cheap.
Clay S. Worricl; and Miss Catherine
Somervillo will bo married in Now York
Dccembor 21. Tho groom-oleot is u
nophow of W. W. Worrick, near here,
and has a lino position in the Adjutant
General's ollico on Governor's Island.
Tho brido-olect is formerly of Louisville
but now lives with hor parontH in St
First National Bank Building,
Can Be Found at the New York Store
At Very Low Prices
SPECIAL FOR A FEW DAYS OR AS LONG AS THEY LAST
LADIES' FUR MUFFS' 08c AND UP TO $2.08 ; WORTH DOUBLE
THE PRICE. FUR SETS VERY LOW.
LADIES' COATS AND SUITS REEDUOED TO A LOW PRICE.
THE GREATEST LINE OF HANDKERCHIEFS EVER SHOWN,
GREAT VALUES, THE BEST 5c AND 10c LINE IN TOWN.
ALSO, HANDKERCHIEFS IN BOXES 10c ON UP.
GLOVES, NOTIONS AND FANCY GOODS OF ALL KINDS,
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
NEW YORK STORE s- "KB,
SPECIAL BEST LINE OF DOLLS AT THE LOWEST PRICE
RAILROAD TIME TABLES
All Dally Kxccpt Sunday
Tinic-cntil tU"cctleSiiiiilaj, October IS, lllll.
11. S. ELLIS, Agent.
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Chesapeake & Ohio
Soaedule effective Nov.
30,1913. Subject to chng
TRAINS LEAVE MAYSVILLE, KY.
8:3y a.m., 8:17 a. m.,
3:13 p. m.,dallv.
6:30 a.m., 8:16 a. m.,
5:ou p.m.. dally, local.
W. W. W1KOKP. Aeent
1:40 p. ra8:08 p. m.
10:17 p.m. aally.
9:2Ur. m.. 6:30 p.m.
8 p. m.,weelc-days.
Dr. P. G. SMOOT
.Second Kluor BIhhouIc Temple,
Third and Market Streets,
Nlx-t'liil Alli'iitlon to IHci' of tin-
Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat.
lltnUltnct, 12IJC Third St Ttltphonm
a filet it, rtttitfncel Ofilcthouit, 10 w 11
a. m.; 2 to 4 p. w 7 to up. m. 6uintdys
COUGHLIN & COMPANY
LIVERY, FEED AND
Suite i, First National Bank Building, 1
MAYSVILLE, KY. '
Local and Long Distanco Phones:
Ofllce No. G55. Residence No. 127
Xmas Gifts For Everyone
And Many Other Useful and Suitable Gifts
McILVAIN, HUMPHREYS & KNOX-
Funeral Directors and Embalmcrs.
207 Sutton Street. Phone 250. Maysville, Ky.
JOHN W. PORTER.
Oflioo Pbone :7. Homo Phono 90.
17 E. Second St., Maysvillo, Ky.
MIDDLEMAN TRANSFER CO.
TRANSFER AND GENERAL
Wo make a specialty of largo contracts.
Ollico and barn East Front Street.
DR. E. Y. HICKS
HOURS 9:.10; 12; 1:30; 4
21CV2 Court Street Phono 101 tbadbbh- i"nk.
W'u liao a farm of SO acres located
iliiiut (ho miles from Maysvillo on good
jnUe. Thoro is on this farm :i fivo
riiom Iiousp, stable, good tobacco barn,
and nectiary out-biulduij,'. About
twenty acios of blue gru, balance
df place is in grass, with tho ev
iction of about tuolvu acres that
will be plowed next season. If you want
:i fiirm close to town that Is priced
right you will buy this farm at $90.00
We Are Laying Aside '
Articles for Christmas
Jt is not too early to do
ymir Christmas shopping
as a small deposit will'
reserve anything in our
stock. A beautiful lino
of Christmas and Wed
ding gifts. Orders takon
for Monogram Fobs and
CHAS. W. TRAXEL & CO
GREATEST ASSORTMENT OF HOLIDAY FOOTWEAR EVER OFFERED
Never in all our history have we been able to buy such large quantities of new, demandable
footwear at such price reductions. Owing to the unusual business depression and the unseason
able weather throughout the entire country, we have been able to purchase these high-grade shoes
at almost our own price. Tomorrow, Saturday, we will place onsa le this entire purchase of holi
day goods. Shop early. You not only save time and money, but you get absolutely exactly what
you want by shopping now.
fi)PO VOUR HOUDJIV SHOPPING NOW&
Ladies' Nullifiors; fur-trimmod, in
1)1 u'k, gray and brown; hand-turu solos.
An ideal Ninns gift; $1.23 valuo
Ladies, if you would havo tho very
latest iu footwear, no matter in what
leather, stylo or heol you prefer, wo ns
sure you that it is hero iu this great
rssortnieut of high-grado Shoes; all
:i.00 ami $:i.:0 nines at $1.00
Tho nuickost way to go broke is to
try tp yejsirlch quick,
'What has become of tho old-fashioned
iitnnwlin tiMNilt in. iitiiv. "imtftt ' hnd do
Muses and Children's Shoes
neat saving in prices.
Men s best grado Itomeos and
soft Vici Kid, hand turn soles; mado in
tan aud black; all sues; $1.25 valuo
Men's high grado Tfomoos, mado of
Eierott Slippers, hand-sowed; $2.00
allies at $1.40
Men's $3.00 Shoes in patent and gun
niotal; button or lace, at $1.00
Ladios' high grade, fur-trimmod Slip
pers; nil colors, $1.30 valuo at ....00c
Ladies' gra) and black cushlon-linod
Slippers; most comfortable Slippers
mado; $1.00 value, at .50c
per tha Nam.'"
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