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i t-ti CsUiiti P THE DAILY PUBLIC LEDGER I'nbllshod Bally Except Sunday, l'onrtli of Jnly, ThnnkngUlnir nnil ChrlstmsJ Hy TIic Ledger rnbllshlhg Company, MoyHTllle, Kentucky. (V E. DIETHICH t t t i Editor nnd General Manager ' Local and Long DIatanco Telephone No. 40. OHlce Public Ledger PulhUng. Entered at tho Maysvlllo, Kentucky, PobIoIuco as Second-olaBs Mall Matter. sunscnirTioN's-iiY mail. Ono Year $3.00 Six Months LEO Thrco Months DKLLYF.Itlll) 11 V CAltltlElt. Per month Poyablo To Collector WAS THERE EVER In litis onlijjhti'tipd ago, itml in n Mnto us old its Kentucky, ono would expect Unit the representatives of I lie people, assembled as a lawmaking liody, would assume a certain sort of respectability, even though conscious of a lack of it, and make an effort to inject a little dignity into their deliberations. As it was, with numerous measures of extreme importance on the calendar, ready to bo enacted into law, and with ample time to put them through the legislative tontine, the members of the House of Representatives conducted thmselvcs like children, permitted by standers to interfere witlt proceedings and dispersed in disorder al most equalling the rowdyism of two days before. It is vain to hope for much improvement in the personnel of lltr General Assembly. Year after year, with hero and (here a notable except inn. met, absolutely unlit from every standpoint for the duties which right fttllj rest upon them, are chosen to represent splendid constituencies, and if they accomplish anything worth while during thoir legislative tenm it is due to the active and persistent watchfulness of some man o some interest which is seeking a particular end or object. One thing, however, is very plain. H will not be possible for im. r session of the Kcntuckv Legislature to consider any public iif stiot sanely and impartially so long as the liquor problem is uppermost i the minds of tho people-and the distillers and the brewers remnii s' brutally indifferent to the demands for better regulation of thei I- traffic. ) At this session of the Ocnerul Assembly, with the single exeeptim T of tho Sunday closing law, every method known 1o the eorruptionis was employed to obstruct temperance legislation. No public objee was too sacred to bo respected by the liquor lobby and no man a f above attack if he was suspected of being untrue to the whisky cutis $ This state of affairs can not endure forever. If the Kepublien; and the Democratic parties, as parties, do not give evidence of 1 determination to forever free themselves from the evil intluenccs o the unscrupulous lobbyists who really control legislation in thi state, tho people will find menus, of settling these questions otttsid of the parties. One of tho measures which was overlooked in the confusion of tli closing hours of the session was the redistrietiug bills and again i .the election two years hence for members of tho General Assembl. thousands of tho voters of Kentucky will bo practically disfrim cliiscd. It was charged weeks ago by Democratic newspapers that the ex pressed purpose to pass a redistricting bill at this session of the Leg islnture was simply a movement to make the next General Assembly wet beyond all doubt. That the suggestion first came from Democratic sources was suf ficient in itself to arouse suspicion as to its honesty, because the av erage machine politician, in either party, is not disposed to surrender a political advantage unless he has concealed a compensating clause " somewhere. It looks now as if this oiler or promise to give a just, apportionment in Republican sections of the state was part of the general purpose to court the friendly co-operation of the minority Senators and Rep resentatives in passing certain bills, or defeating particular propo sitions, and then let the Republicans get their redistricting bills through as best they could. Some of the Republicans who at critical points lined up with "the administration" can now appreciate the situation without the use ot a diagram. Lexington Leader. "Warm applause is being given to those generous corporations that, are raising wages, and then paying for the advance twice over by increased prices to the consumer. It will be a most unpopular stand, hut this newspaper is unalter ably opposed to pensions for the members of tho Ford peace party News from the southern resorts tell us how the tired and worn out people are taking the rest cure by dancing until 1 a. m. Model 75 With Electric Starter Four Inch THE body design of this new Overland carries out tho latest streamline design. The equipment compares with that of cars very much higher in price. At tho same time it is a low priced car that costs very little to run. It is equipped with tho Autollto two-unit starting and lighting system. Its rear springs aro the famous cantilever type, probably tho easiest riding springs ever designed. It has four-inch tires all around; non-skids on rear. Demount able rims are used and one extra rim is included. There is a magnetic speedometer and a full set of tools. It is not only a thoroughly high grade car, but carries with it a completeness of equip ment unheard of In cars of this price. Call, telephone or write for demonstration Central Garage, Co. 25 Cents At Etui ot Month. SUCH A MESS? '615 Roadster SS9S, both J. o. b. Toledo and Electric Lights Tires Stingaree HY K. '. HMINUMJ. Copyright by Charles ScrllmcrN Horn. A DUEL IN THE DEAKRT. IT was 8 o'clock and Monday morn Ing when the romantic rnscnli were led nway tu uttroinontle bonds. Their arms wero bound to their bodies, their feet lashed to the stirrup Irons. They sat like packs upon quiet station horses carefully chosen for tho nonce. They were tethered to a mounted policeman apiece, each with leading rein buckled to tils left wrist and government revolver In his rlghl hand. Ilehlud tho quartet rode tho otQ eer In command, superbly mounted, watching ever all four with n third re volver ready cocked. It seemed n smalt and yet an ample escort for tho two bound men. Hut Stingaree was by no meuns In that atnle of Napoleonic despair which his bent back and lowering counte nance were Intended to convey Ho had not uttered a word since the nr rival of the Mice, whom ho had suf fered to lift him on horseback, as he now sat. without raising his morose oyes once. Howie, on tho other hand, bad offered a good deal of futile opposl tlon, cursing his captors as tho fit moved hlin and once struggling so In sanely In bis honds as to earn n tap from tho wrong end of a revolver and n bloody face for his pains. Stingaree glowered tn deep delight Ills mate's part was an well acted as his own, but It was ho who had conceived them both nnd expounded them lu countless camps against somo such extremity as this. Tho result was lu Ideal accord ance with bis calculations. The man who gave the trouble was the man to watch. And Stingaree, chtn ou chest, was left In peace to evolve a way of escape. Tho chances wero all adverse; he had never been less sanguine In his life. Not that Stingaree had much opinion of tho police he "had slipped through their hands too often but It was an unfortunate circumstance that two of tho present trio were among those whom ho had eluded most recently and who therefore would be least like ly to give him another chance. A lightning student of his kind, he based his only hope upon an accurato esti mate of these men and applied hi whole mind to the trlplo task. Hut It was a single task almost from the first, for the policeman In chargo of hlin was nono other than bis credulous old friend, Sergeant Cameron from Clcnr Corner, and Howie's custodian a young trooper run from tho saiuo mold as Constablo Tyler and many a hun dred more, lu whom a thick skull can celed a stout heart Both wero brave men; neither was really to bo feared. Hut tho man behind upon the thor oughbred, the man In front, the man now on this side and now on that, with his braying laugh and his vindictive voice trlumphaut as though be had taken the bushrangers himself and a blatant bully In his triumph was nono other than tho formidable superintend ent whoHe undying animosity tho bush rangers had earned by the two esca pades associated with his name. Yet tho outlaw never flattered him with word or look, never lifted chtn from chest, never raised an eyo or opened his mouth until Howie's knock on tho head caused him to curso his mate for a fool who deserved all be got. Tho thoroughbred was caracoling on his other side In an instant "You ain't one, are you?" cried tho taunting tonguo of Superintendent Cairns. "Not much fool about Stinga ree I" The time had come for a reply. "So I thought until yesterday," sighed the bushranger. "But now I'm not so sure." "Not so sure, eh Vou were sure enough the last time wo met. my beauty!" "You. I had somo conceit of myself then," said Stingaree, with another of bis convincing sighs. "To say nothing of when you guyed me, blast you!" added the superintend ent Mow his breath and through his teeth. "Well," replied tho outlaw, "you've got yonr revenge. I mutt expect you to rub It In." "My fine friend," rejoined CalniB, "you may expect worse than that, and still you won't bo disappointed." Hr degrees Stingaree raised his rhln n little, but still looked neither right nor left "Cheer up!" cried the chief, with soothing Irony. "I feel tho heat." said the bound man uucoinplalningly. "And It was Just nbout hero It happened." "What happened?" "Wo overtook the church militant here upon earth," rejoined tho bush ranger, with rueful Irreverence. "Well, you ran against a snug that line. .Mr. Sanguinary Stingaree! "I ronldn't resist tnrnluc Howleteto the bishop and making myieU nw mouthpiece. I daren't let him oieu bis Ul! It wasn't the offertory that was worth having; It was tho fuu of round lug up that congregation on tho home stead verauda and never letting them spot a, thing Ull we showed our guns. There hadn't been a hitch, and there never would hare been if that old blah op hadn't run all those miles barefoot over hot sand and takeu us unawares." Made with a wry humor and a phllo sophic candor, alike germane to his predicament, these remarks seemed natural enough to ono Jinowlug little of Stingaree. They seued just the sort of things that Stingaree would say. The effect, however, was rather to glorify- Dlshop Methuen at the ex pente- of Superintendent Cairns, who strove to reverse It with some dexter ity. "You certainly ran against a snag," he repeated, "and now your mate's run against auotber," He gave the butt of bis ready pistol a significant tap. "Hut I'm the worst snag that ever either of you struck," be neat on tn his Tain glory. "Make no uUUke about that And the worst day's work that ever you did In your life, Mr. (Sanguinary aVUagarte, was wheu you dared v'r at betaUUU eseoktd Calms," it arn gooa iocs, i wf . ...... 1.1. flump was orin Urn plahteoTtban Stingaree himself had made it on Ho sanna; it looked more like a rldfte of extra muscles across a pair of abnor mally broad and powerful shoulders. There was the absence of peck which this deformity suggests; there was q great head lighted by flashing and in dlgnont eyes, but mounted only on Its mighty chin. "The most poetic Justlcer murmured Stingaree, and resumed in an instant hla apathetic pose. "It serves yon Jolly well tight, if that's what yon mean," tho superin tendent snarled. "You're yourself and your own mighty cheek to thank for taking mo out of my aholl and putting me on your tracks in earnest. But it was high time they knew tho cut ot my Jib up hero; tho fools won't forget mo again In a hurry. And you, you devil, sha'n't forget mo Ull your dying day!" On SUngareo's off sldo Borgeant Cam eron was also hanging an Insulted head. But the bushranger laughed sofUy in his chest "Some one has got to do your dirty work," said ho. "I did It that time, and the bishop has dono it now, but you shouldn't blame me for helping your fellows to bring a murderer to Justice." "Vou guyed me," said Cairns through his teeth. "I heard all about It You guyed me, blast your soul!" Stlngareo felt that ho was missing a strong faco finely convulsed with pas sion as Indeed he was. But he had already committed tho indiscretion of a repartee which was scarcely con sistent with an atUtude of extreme despair. A downcast silence seemed the safest policy after nil. "It used to bo forty tnllos to tbo Corner," he murmured, after a time. "Wo can't haro come more than ten." "Not so much," snapped tho super intendent "Going to stop for a feed at Ma zeppa station?" "That's my buslnoss." "It's a long day for thrco of you, bi this heat, with two of us," "The time won't hang heavy on our hands." "Not heavy enough, 1 should bavo thought. I wonder you didn't bring some of tho boys from Mulfcrn along with you." Superintendent Cairns brayed bis high, harsh laugh. "Yes, you wouder, and so did they," said he. "But I know a bit too much." "You're too suspicious," said Stinga ree mildly. "But I was thinking of the bishop and the boss." ' "They've gone their own way," growl ed Cairns, "and It's Just as well It They Rtlnsd Up, Mad Him Dismount and Lathtd Him Tighter. wasn't our way. I'd have stood'no In terference from them!" That had been his attitude on the station. Stingaree had beard of his rudeness to those to whom tbo wbolo credit of tho capture belonged. The man revealed Ills character ns freely as nil angry child. Tho party pushed on for auothcr hour. Tho heat was terrible. Tho bound men endured torments In their bonds. But the nature of tbo superln tendent, deformed, llko his body, dc clared Itself duly tit every turn, and the more ono prisoner groaned and the other blasphemed tho greater the rest and obduracy of the driving forco bo- hind them. (To bo continued) AT END JDF STRING 31 r. ('roiiiiilhog Has Hun Out of Ills Six Weeks' Itellrcuient, Hut Seems To lie Still Ou the .lob. Tho groundhog has hud his Inning. Wednesday was tho last duy that "proRiicstliHtor" could hold tho hull cntor on tho weather conditions and has moved out to allow some ono clso to get on the weather Job nnd say what wo are to have. However, he took advantago of the last day of grace mid dished "out an assortment of stuff onlled "weathor," that made hlu Kobrunry work Inslg- nlllcant, beginning ou Tuesday with balmy breezes and cute llttlo spring zephyrs that by midnight had turned Into bllzzardly wlndB from the north west, accompanied by ono of the heav iest snows of tho winter, and 00 Thursday mornlug. Just to make things good for him as a suro-cnough weathor bioedor, ho gavo us a run toward zero. And now It Is to bo hoped that the dlug-husted old orltter will nover flud that nolo again, and that wo will have something that has tho resemblance of wcuther. Tq cool tho air fur under ground and thereby permit tho miners to longer shifts, tho owners ot a Oerman coal mine cpmpress air at tho surface ot tho ground and plpo It'throughMb i .. ... ... wormngH, WEAK KIDIfSIS HAXE WEAK WJflttS ' Kldnc) Diseases Cause Many Aches and Ills of MasilUe People. As ono weak link weakens a chain, so may weak kldnoys weaken thei wholo body and hasten tho final brcnklng-down. Overwork, strains, colds and othor causes lnjuro tho kldnoys and gener ally when their activity Is lessened tho wholo body suffers. Aches and palnB and languor and urinary Ills frequently come, and there Is an evor-lncrcaslng tendency to wards dropsy, gravel or fatal Brlght's disease When tho kldnoys fall th'orc Is no real help for tho sufferer except kidney help. Doan's KIdnoy I'll Is act directly on tho klndeys. Maysvlllo testimony Is proof of their effectiveness. Mrs. 8. Ncal, 497 W. Second St., Maysvllle, Bays: "Ono of my family had a great deal ot troublo from a lamo back nnd weak kidneys Doan's KIdnoy Pills made tho patient bettor." Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for n kldnoy remedy got Doan's Kidney Pills the samo that Mrs. Ncal recommends. Foster-Mll-burn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y. DANISH-WEST INDIES Mkely To Ilo Taken Oicr By United States Danish 2ov criimcnt Willing To Sell. the Washington, D. C Tho Danish West Indies aro likely to become Am erican possessions In the Immediate future, according to those who have watched tho course of events leading up to tho recent announcement from Copenhagen, suggesting the willing ness of tho Danish government to sell the Islands. Several times In the past there have been movements to acquire these Islands, but tho negotiations fell through, for various reasons. Thero Is a now Importance attached to the little. Islands since tho digging of tho Pa nama Canal, for their possession by an aggressive enemy might threaten the safety of tho canal In tlmo of war. The three Islands Involved In tho of-1 frr of Denmark aro St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. They have an area of about 138 square miles, and a population of 33,000, mostly negroes. Raising ot sugarcane is the only in dustry of these Islands. Frequent reports have been made of the use of tho harbors of these Islands hy German commerce destroyers at tho outset of tho European war. It was said at that time that Denmark was powerless to protect the neutrality of the islands, but the fact of their use, if clearly established, gives a clear les son to the United States as to the value of thcBc little corners of tho Caribbean to nation owning the Panamu Canal j and upholding the Monroe Doctrine. If not the sole,, at lenst the most' vital reason suggesting the purchase of these Islands by tho United States, is their strategic Importance and the likelihood ot their control passing Into j the hands of some European power whose ownership would constitute a menace to tho military Interests of the I United States. ; There Is very good circumstantial j evidence, it is said here, to support the , j report that Germany looks forward to ' I ownership of tho Danish West Indies. In the past, when tho United States I sought to buy them, It was German influence in Copenhagen which Inter-1 vened to prevent tho sale. That was' years before that time, thero was a (invited and stays where it is movement to buy tho Islands for four 114. 4- J )) millions of dollars, but tho project foil "Weil Treated. through lu Congress. - . . . . . Congress awoko to the situation in, 'H ftTIP.fi. lfc StanQS XO rea 1110 nnrt the ITnltoH Sl.ntra .urn In rc- 7 vlved tho question of purchase. At first tho Danes manifested a willing ness to sell the Islands, but of a sud den, and for reasons never made fully clear, this offer of salo was withdrawn by Denmark, and she remained abso lutely Indifferent to further sukbws Hons ot purchase. It was In this see on attempt at purchaso that tho Ger man Influence was exhibited. It is said. That Denmark has now voluntarily brought forward suggestions of a sale is bolloved to Indicate that the Danes think tho present moment a favorable ono to disregard tho Injunctions ot Berlin. Tho hope is expressed iu di plomatic circles hero that Congress will provo liberal cnought to grant the comparatively small appropriation needed for tho purchase, nbout five millions. It has noyer been doubted hero but that Denmark would bo glad to part with theso possessions ot hers for a reasonable sum at any tlmo. As the Copenhagen reports Bay, Industrial and social conditions lu tho Islands aro not , favorable. Tho Danes lack tho naval power to maintain effoctlvo control, , 3(ooo miles away from tho home gov- ernmont, and her facilities for prop er administration and development arc equally limited. Iteccnt strikes among the plantation laborers have served to mako matters worse. I)ut under Amer lean control conditions could bo ma terially changed for tho bettor Men tatto lota ot things In homo llfo for granted. Let him do this as long as ( keeps him qulot. Bory woman ,owcg to, society what is due to. sIcYety, . Go to the New York Store Por Your Spring Goods Just in, a great stock of Dress Fabrics of many kinds in Wools, Silks and Cottons. Prices range from 10c on up to $1.25 a yard. Sec the new stamped Voiles any color. Spring Hats more than ever, prettier than ever buy before the rush begins. Ladies, buy your Rugs and Carpets here we can save you money. Room-size Rugs $2.49 on up to $1 1.98. They are cheap. Also in. Ladies' and Children's Raincoats. Good quality Raincoat $1.98. NEW YORK STOKE B. STRAUS, Frnprietar. PHDNE S7i. llll -USE- TOBACCO BEDS FERTILIZER 3 AND START YOUR CROP RIGHT B 1. C. EVERETT & fX Pea Planting Time! Will Soon it Here! i We are stocked up on Peas and have a large assortment of the best varieties, both Stick and Dwarf. Prices a little lower than last year 15c per pint, 25c per quart so DO Mrvr nnT cpa dch pv mnu ddipcc S J ON SEED. H m-m-m-mmmmm.mmm. C. P. 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