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FOR THE NATION
Coloradoan Evolves Good Roads
Plan Costing $50,000,000,
GOVERNMENT PAYS ONE-HALF
States to Pay Remainder and Denver
to Be Radius With Roads to Great
Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Paclfio
Ocean Reduction of Railroad Rates
A system of national highways ra
diating from Denver to the ports on
tho great lakes, the gulf of Mexico and
the Pacific seaports of San Francisco,
Los Angeles and Senttlo Is the plan
outlined by J. Hrlsbon Walker, presi
dent of the Transcontinental Illgliwny
association, beforo the Colorado con
servation commission recently.
By the building of such a system of
highways, says Mr. Walker, the cost of
freight and passenger transportation
on existing railway systems would bo
cut In two through competition.
Tho conservation commission unani
mously Indorsed Mr. Walker's plan and
passed a resolution urging the national
legislature to tako favorablo action
Tho highways arc to bo built of ce
ment, asphalt or other durable ma
terial, one-half of tho cost to bo borne
by the government because of tho
value of the highways for military
purposes and one-half to bo borne by
tho states traversed by tho highways.
Those states include Texas, Oklahoma,
Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colo
rado, Ncb'aska, Wyoming, Idaho,
Washington, Oregon, California, Arizo
na and Utah.
Five Thousand Miles For $50,000,000.
As to cost, Mr. Walker figures that
5,000 miles of highway eould bo built
for SoO.OOO.OOO. This is for tho first
strip twenty feet wide. With tho gov
ernment paying half this would leave
$25,000,000 to bo divided among six
teen states, an average of 51,500.000
each. Paid for In thirty year 5 per
cent bonds this would bo no burden,
Mr. Walker says. Eventually tho first
strip would bo widened until separate
thoroughfares were provided for
freight and passenger traffic.
To show how passenger fares would
bo cut Mr. Walker takes as n basis
a ninety mile highway between New
York and Philadelphia on which twen
ty passenger touring cars arc operat
ed. In this connection ho says:
Those familiar with automobile build
ing would place the cost of a six
cylinder twenty passenger car, if sold
in largo numbers, at $2,000. It would
be a very reasonable estimate to place
the llfo of the car, making a round
trip daily, at one and ono-half years.
547 round trips, or 1.094 single trips,
which would bring the cost of car to
$1.82 per trip. For so short a life re
pairs need not bo estimated at over
$1S2 per year, or 50 cents a day. This
would give the following:
Rental of garage, lights, heating, otc .25
Cost of car 1.S2
Repairs .' M
One Passenger, 34 Cents.
For twenty passengers tho cost
would amount to 34 cents each per
trip, or, allowing for tho average six
vtfeant seats each trip, the cost for the
fourteen passengers would bo 49.4
cents, or less than one-fourth tho low
est fare of tho Pennsylvania railway
for tho same trip. This would permit
owners of autoinobllo cars to charge
100 per cent profit and oven then cut
tho lowest price of tho railway In half.
For fifty tons of freight, handled
by two engineers for sixteen hours,
a fifty horsepower traction engine at
four miles per hour tho figures would
Cost of fifty Jiorsopower traction en
gine, $3,400; life of same, calculated
at threo years' service, amounting
to, per diem 12,20
Cost of wagons capable, of moving
fifty tons, $2,200; four years' life,
per diem 1.61
Wages of two engineers, working
eight hours each, at $3 COO
Fuel, oil, eta, for 16 hours 4.50
Repairs on engine, estimated at $219
per annum CO
Total for sixteen hours $1191
OPERA HOUSE FOR KAISER.
Finest and Most Luxurious In World
Tho German emperor, It is said, Is
decking a slto In Berlin for tho erection
of tho finest opera houso in tho world.
It will bo a luxurious building, and
eight of Germany's leading architects
are said to bo at work upon Its plans.
Threo thousand persons will bo ac
commodated in the auditorium, while
the stage will bo 100 feet in width and
ninety feet in depth. For tho uso of
the royal family there will be a box
eapable of seating eighty persons..
There will also be spacious dressing
and retiring rooms for tho use of royal
The cost of the whole scheme will be
very great, so great it is reported, that
tke actual sum has been withheld
from the German public.
Seek Radium In Water.
So radio-active la the water supplied
to the city of Belgrade that scientists
are Marching its sourae for radium.
For His Sake
"My husband begged mc
io take Cardui," writes Mat
tic L Bishop, of Waverly,
Va., "and for his sake I a
grccd to try it. Before I had
taken 1 bottle, I felt better.
"Before taking Cardui I
suffered miserably every
month and had to go to
bed until it wore off, but
nowj am all right."
The Woman's Tonic
You know Cardui will
help you, because it has
helped others who were
in the same fix as you.
It is not only a medi
cine for sick women, but
a tonic for weak women.
Being made from mild,
gentle, vegetable ingredi
ents, it is perfectly harm
less and has no bad
Cardui can be relied
upon to help you.
Try it today.
At all druggists.
Their Extravagance Curbed by Law at
One Time In England.
Sumptuary mourning laws were for
merly found necessary in England
to restrict the extravagance of the no
bility and their Imitators In tiro mat
ter of funeral costume. At the end of
tho fifteenth century It was laid down
that dukes, marquises and archbishops
should be allowed sixteen ynrds of
cloth for their gowns, "sloppes"
(mourning cassocks) and mantles; carls
fourteen, viscounts twelve, barons
eight, knights six and all persons of In
ferior degree only two. Hoods were
forbidden to all except those above tho
rank of esquire of the king's house
hold. in tho following century Margaret,
countess of Richmond, mother pf Hen
ry VII.. Issued an ordinance for the
"reformation of apparel for great es
tates of women In tyme of mourn
ings." So it seems that men and wom
en have met in tho extravagance of
Even 200 years ago London trades
men found that court' mourning seri
ously affected their business. Addison
relates that at n tavern be often met a
man whom he took for an ardent and
eccentric royalist. Every time this
man looked through tho Gazette he ex
claimed. "Thank God. all the reigning
families of Europo are well." Occa
sionally he would vary this formula
by making reassuring remarks respect
ing the health of British royalists. Aft
er some time Addison discovered that
this universal royalist was a colored
silk merchant, who never made a bar
gain without inserting In the agree-'
ment. "All this will take place ns long
as no royal personage dies in tho in
terval." London Chronicle.
C ASTO Rl A
The State of the Mind Has a Direct
Effect Upon the Body.
A good deal is said in theso days
about the effect of mind on matter In
tho way of tho cure of disease, but
less Is heard about mental Influences
as a causo of bodily Ills, yet it Is an
old truth that tho state of inlnd has a
direct effect on tho body. The gloom
and depression caused by worry and
anxiety creato n morbid condition of
tho physical system. It is impossible
to feel well physically when tho mind
and spirits are downcast. Tho blood
does not clrculuto properly, appctito
fails, the head aches, and If theso mor
bid conditions continue more deep
seated ailments nre likely to arise, and
cancer may bo one of them.
With many persons n fit of anger is
followed by nn attack of indigestion.
Excitement destroys the appctito, bad
news creates uausea, fright causes
falntness. and so on. Violent or de
pressing emotions always disturb tho
equilibrium of body aud mind alike.
This being the case, it Is inevitable
that when these emotions often recur
or become continuous serious physical
results will follow. Tho obvious les
son is, then, that mental serenity tend
to health Is, In fact, au essential
element of health and that instead of
resorting to mind "cures" after tho
health is broken it Is wise to preserve
tho serenity as a preventive and safe
guard against disease. Iudlanapolls
"This is a pretty, good poem. You
must liavo had some strong Inspira
tion." "I had, The editor promised mc
$10." Louisville Courier-Journal.
The heart of a loving woman is a
golden sanctuary where ofteu there
raJgiw an Idol of clay, Llmarae.
Their Tapping 8tnnds For Courtship
and Not For Warning.
Much mental anguish could liavo
been saved to past generations and
some not so very far punt If people
had known that the myxtcrlotm tap
ping of the "deathwatcir stood for
courtship and not death. A writer in
thu Scientific American explains that
the various species of the beetle anobl
urn nnd their bigger relatives of tho
genus xcstolilum not only attack furni
ture, but so completely riddle tho
whole woodwork of old houses by their
borings ns to render tho structures tin
safe. Indeed, a beam that has been
tenanted by theso Insects for a num
ber of years Is little better than nn
outer shell containing n mass of wood
dust. Tho xestoblum Is the common
dcatliwatch. while the auoblum also
Is In tho habit of making a tapping
Tho nocturnal tappings of these in
sects, distinctly audible In a room
where then- Is nn otherwise complcto
absence of noise, has for many centu
ries been regarded by the supersti
tious as a warning of tho npproach of
death. This uncanny interpretation of
a mysterious sound Is scarcely surpris
ing when It Is remembered thnt only
In recent years have naturalists dis
covered Its true cause.
The little beetle has been found In
some secluded spot, jerking Its hard
head at regular Intervals upon the sur
face of the wood beneath It. So far
as enn be told, Its rnpplngs constitute
a kind of courtship ritual. Obviously
they have no connection wjth tho lat
ter end of mankind.
A RAIN OF FIRE.
The Great Meteoric Shower That
Scarod Folks In 1833.
In Schnrf h "Chronicles of Baltimore"
there Is a vivid description of the star
ry hailstorm, the fiery meteoric show
er, of 1S.13. and old tiles of newspapers
are made luminous at that date with
the Impressions of editors and contrib
utors. One writvr said It was the
grandest and most charming sight ever
presented to the vision of man. Awak
ened from sleep, he spraug to the win
dow, thinking the house was on lire,
but wheu he looked out he beheld
stars, or fiery bodies, descending like
"torrents." The shed "In the adjoin
ing yard to my own." he wrote, "was
covered with stnrs, as I supposed, dur
ing the whole time." Professor Olm
stead of Yale college thought that tho
exhibition was the finest display of
celestial fireworks that had been wit
nessed since the creation of tho world,
although he. too, while knowing Its
character, was sufficiently Imbued
with the theological spirit of the time
to believe that it was a solemn portent
that carried a divine warning.
One editor whose comment upon this
phenomenon was probably more quoted
than any other he ever made said:
"We pronounce The raining fire which
we saw ou Wednesday morning nn
awful type, a foreruuner, a merciful
sign, of tha't great and dreadful day
which the Inhabitants of tho earth will
witness when the sixth seal will bo
opened. Many things occurring In tho
earth tend to convince us that we aro
uow in tho latter days."
Dreams of Geniur.
An Interesting book might bo written
on the subject of the dreams of genius.
Stevenson maintained that much of his
work was only partially original. Ills
collaborators were the brownies who
ran riot through his brain during tho
hours of sleep. lie Instances tho case
of "Dr. Jokyll and Mr. Hyde." "I had
long been trying to write a story ou
this subject." he writes, "to flud a
body, a vehicle for that strong sense
of uinn's double being which must nt
times come in upon nnd overwhelm the
mlud of every thinking creature. For
two days 1 went about racking my
brains for a plot of any sort, aud on
the second ulght I dreamed tho scene
nt the window and a scene afterward
split in two. In which Ilyde, pursued
for some crime, took the powder am
underwent tho change In the presence
of his pursuers. All tho rest was
made awake and consciously, although
I think I can trace In much of It the
manner of my brownies." London
Opportunities and Limitations.
The world Is full of opportunities.
Tan world has a place for all kinds of
people. If a man look no higher than
pickax or hod, but be Industrious, tho
world can uso him. Tho opportunities
for tho man who has spent the least
tirao iu school, gptting only the prac
tical studies, aro better and higher
than come to him of the bod, but such
a man soon reaches bis limit. He Is
on a short ladder. The one who has
laid tho foundation of a broad genernl
education as well as a technical one
has, given intelligence, Industry and
loyalty, practically no limit to his ca
reer. K. U. Graduate Magazine.
A Hard Problem.
A certain debating society is discuss
ing tho question as to which is tho an
grier, tho husband who goes homo and
finds that tho dinner is not ready or
the wlfo who has dinner ready and
whoso husband docs not couio home.
It is believed that tho debate will end
in a draw.
Teacher (of ulght school) What do
you understand by the term "llfo sen
tence?" Give au example of one.
Shaggy Hulred Pupll-"I pronounce
you husband and wife." Chicago
We can do nothing well without joy
ami a good conscience, which la the
ground of Joy. Dlbbw.
SOWING KISWILD OATS.
Nights of Wasteful Debauchery Tiiat
Wore Him Out.
"Yes, I'm dissipating too much," said
the red faced rustle as he rubbed his
"Dissipating?" gasped his friend.
"That's Hie word I used. You've
heard that expression about 'burning
life's candle at both ends?' Well,
that's my case exactly. To tell the
truth, 1 have been having too gay a
time. Last night I went down to the
Blue Moon nnd drank a soda. Then
some traveling man offered me a cigar.
Of course 1 had to take It."
"You don't mean It V"
"1 mean Just what I say. Then I
bought a ham sandwich. I ate It arid
actually forgot myself and took an
other. On my way home I dropped
Into the church social for a few min
utes. Some of the young Indies made
me try tho 'penny dip.' and 1 drew n
"That's exactly It. Extravagance
nud dissipation will kill me. it was 0
o'clock before 1 reached home."
"Yes. I must bo sowing my wild
oats. Well. I've finished now. N'Ight
before last 1 called on my girl. She
wouldn't let mo leaveuntll I had taken
her out nud bought chocolate creams.
Talk about pleasure hunting! I'm
simply worn out after these nights
of wasteful debauchery." Pearson's
BLINDING A SHARK.
A Pearl Diner's Ruse by Which He
Made Good His Escape,
A successful diver must possess
great courage and nerves of steel.
' Such a man connected with a large
wrecking company was visiting some
years ago the pearl fisheries In the
gulf of California, where sharks
abounded. On one of his trips in quest
of the pearl oyster lie had a narrow
escape from a fearful death.
He had been Instructed never to stir
from the bottom until he had looked
up and around. Fortunately he heeded
the advice. Having filled his bag. he
glanced quickly about and caught sight
of a huge shovel nosed shark watch
in an emergency men think fast.
Near the diver was a largo rock. He
moved quickly to the other side of It.
hoping to dodge the ferocious monster,
but tlie maneuver did not work. The
shark watched every movement, chang
ing his position by a slight motion of
his powerful tail.
Time was precious, and the diver
conceived the Idea of blinding the
shark by stirring up the mud. Under
cover of that he might escape. He
worked for dear life aud had the wa
ter thick with mud Iti less than half a
Slipping around the rock again, ho
rose to tho surface, having barely
strength enough to reach the side of
the boat, and was hauled on board
just as the voracious man eater made
a rush for him.
Romeo Not Taken Seriously.
Juliet was only fifteen years old, but
she thought she was quite grown up.
One evening, says Mrs. R. A. Pryor in
"My Day." she was receiving ou tho
moonlit veranda a young man caller.
He. too, It seemed, considered himself
grown up. The anxious youth was
moved to seize the propitious hour and
declare himself. Juliet wished to an
swer correctly and dismiss him with
out wounding htm.
She assured him mamma would nev
A voice from within they were sit
ting beneath her mother's window
settled the matter:
"Accept tho young mnu. Juliet, if
you want to. I've uot the least ob
jection. And let him run along home
now. Be suro to bolt the door when
you come in."
Evidently tho mother had small re
spect for boy lovers aud wished to go
A Prince Edward Island Legend.
There is a delightful legend among
tho people of Point Prim to the effect
that when the English attacked tho
French fort at that place a chain ball
from ono of tho attacking vessels cut
the steeple from the old church located
on tho very point. In falling it toppled
over tho promontory nnd carried the
boll which It contained Into the sen.
Dwellers along tho point affirm that
from tlmo to time the sound of that
bell comes over tho waters at eventide
and that its phantom tone Is ever a
warning of a fierco storm or some im
minent danger to those who make
their living by tho ppolls of the ocean.
An Office Engagement.
Ono of Washington's gilded yoimg
men canto rapidly dowu the steps of
his house half an hour after noon tho
"What's the rush?" asked a friend.
"Oh, I'vo got to hurry down to tho
office or I won't get there in time to go
out for lunch." Saturday Evening
Her Horrified Mother Maudo, I
should Hko to know why you allowed
that presumptuous fellow to kiss you.
Tho Daughter I I I thought,
mother, no ono was looking.
Knlcker What Is your idea of mu
nicipal govornmeut? Bocker First
provldo an auto and then creato an
office to fill It-New York Sun.
"Every big millionaire likes to tell
bow he got his first thousand dollaro."
"Yea; he's usually on safe ground
Jhare." Pittsburg Post
1892 PUhWUN ALU
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FOR 25 YEARS
NOW ON EXHIBITION
JULIAN H. BROWN
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"f " Stops on Signal. Where no time shown trains ix not stop.
Trains 145 and 146 curry free reclining chir cars between Louisville and St,
Louis, Pullman Local sleeper between Louisville and Evansville. Through Pull
man sleeper between Louisville and St. Louis. ,iMan ,
No. I4I will stop at stations west of Cloverport to discharge passengers from
east of Cloverport.
No. I44 will stop at stations east of Cloverport to dischargejpassengers from
weat of Cloverport.
Real Estate Department
Do you want to buy u farm or business ' If 3'ou do you
may tind just what you need in this department. f you aro interest
ed in an' of tho following proprieties write us at onco for owner's
name and address. If none of theso places suit you, write us at once
telling us what you want and where you want it and let
us introduce you to tho man who has tho very property yon
are looking for.
Wo recommend tho following properties as being productive
and fair in price.
Do You Want to Sell your farm or business? z. If yo
want cash for your proporty, send price and description at once
and lot us show you how wo bring buyer and seller together.
This department is conducted solely for tho purpose of enabling
buyers and sollersof farms or business proprieties to make quick sales
Jno. D. Babbage.
COCO 07 acres, 3H miles north of Hard- Injr; Ior dwelling. 2 rooms nud sldo roomj
VVDyj tnsburs;, ucur the Hruudouburi; good stable j 3 tobacco burns; 3 tenant houses,
road. Well wittered, plentv of timber for Plenty of good timber for furm purposes
Improvements. Uoublo Lot; house, small good fund to clear. l'rlcefJ.OOOH cash.
stable. Oood rich land. Hue for lljrley to-
bacco. Terms easy. For further Informa- colt SaLE-A farm containing 250 acres and
tiou write Jno. U. lubbage, Cloverport, Ky. r uu under funco. A nice cottage ct flva
., 15 rooms, two cisterns, u walled cellar wltfi
... , ., a store room over It, two good stock barnst
fil lOn acres, 2 miles from Ouston. one tenant house: aiwut 500 apple und peach
4JO,oyu 3 ,niie3 fr0m Irvinpton; well trees, ulso pears, quinces and apricots; moat
watered; lays well; good young orchard; good M klBds 0f small fruits, Including a nlc
timber; on rural route; school house few yards vlnyard of choicest grapes; 200 acres clewed,
fro-n house: Improvements; good four room bulauce in woods, lttaertu In grass; soveraj
dwelling with kitchen on back porch: two Kr0vesof black locust sulllclont for posts to
good barns; lum and tenont house und els- wuo tho whole farm In. It llos near Kkron
teru back In the lipid; meat and ben house; onL. st. U. It. U. price Is fS.OOO ot
woodshed; will sollou easy payments; plenty ionK and easy payments.
of smxll fruit. Further particulars uddrcss
Jno. D. Habbage, Cloverport, Ky. COU SALE A splendid stand for a druggUi
and physician In a good town surrounded
by good, prosperous farmers. This Is Just
O nflfi 'or 160 acres four mllesjwestot the place for soino young physician to sten
4,UUVI Glondeane, 3 miles from branch Into a good practice and u good drug business,
railroad; all fresh land; 100 acres In cultlva- An old established .physician wants to retlr
tlon; 50 acres in grass; will produce tho best Is the reason for selling. For further partlc
corn, wheat and tobacco in neighborhood; ulars address JNO. I). HAHHAah, Clover
plenty lasting wuter, well at door ot dwell- port, Ky.
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HAVE you over tried to soil your old clothes? Tho only
way you can soil thorn is to talk about thorn, show them
and keep aftor tho person until you got tho monoy in your
pookot-book. It's tho samo way with everything else you
have to talk about it boforo you can sell it and tho best way
to bo hoard is through tho homo paper. Put an ad. in tho
want column at lc a word, an ad. in tho locals nt lOo a lino and
you will soil that old stove, that baby buggy or gasoline on
gino This can bo dono through
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