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   Alden Times (Newspaper) - January 31, 1890, Alden, Iowa                                 Jggwgy-jpaapgaa  JLS?****' 11  •T*™*"* •*•*? tf. iUSsftrL.     wy   2’  BBB, *f p^ihMM H •» ■ «mv  SfitTWiSP ■*•"■• •’**T r     **••  I' < nrwnuii cbukjh ih.km  Urn (.slosh a. a*. lM4t r  r*A*t warning sorriest.  ■JWL°2S5ft2E: J  w - »■*•* rM».  SHS? !?**?_••    •*    ll    o    slosh    a.    m.    tai  moot!— at lo o>ioeh » bi.  SHPSOH & G0D8DT,  ——-DKAMIBl m——  Grain, Lin SMtk,  (SSS  COAL,  AUDEN,    IOWA.  MUA*.  lo lie ta# Ural at hall nr bop T« bara bnuoooU bf dossns;  T'-;**' li« >»Tlah tora of mala,  And hat* ut tm, mi* con al na ,  1*  )u, ‘  wh * t  ro« plaaaa And af Ulna I -rhyme or rossmi *  And f»* ha pisa**! Uifa la to ba Th* ’Banat? of Urn flaaaou *  Toa’ra wrltottna Unto'* no .toe bt of thai r aam lr la  r   Aa Kart)oat entered tho tent. Willard greeted him :  “Hello! yon didn’t find lh* nmnw? Biti, I my, old pard, roo ort* lim pale u rn *}MK>fc.”  Amir Earnest said. a* indiffer  ently aa bf could and ha removed Ina bal and approached Ida friend saving  if I  gorge below. The pine trees of funereal I “Abner rill saran ta mr father * darkneaa sighed and moaned, like loot    “Abner riZran 4? my mochas*  ^ *• **■*•«« wind Wild, youngest b ro « Il#r . . lM ,  {JST 1 ”  ,h ° ■*"* *** I    OMwe,"    ened    the young Lei  tkT• •? illArdi amealaotoahalt , joyfully, pressing warmly th£  The aptnl maiden again apoke j hand aho permit—! him to' Uke  T»>wf 'wry  • • -•mm J ~.«r » V|T1R|&C  tVA**!!* thosebawikterlnravos  1  ■* rt * lends a at.innhi* wore a awl tor nones for Ilia,  Mi  Bot _______  To* airt ha rn ivt all riaam ,  And ss you'll .br an old omiri yW.  Br  ti et the H,*ann  m BABIABT ut MR Mo. wa. A r e A to  ^"toters tho full asm*. al Ma-  bratbrwn are  -V.    1 14     *•    flare*    W    M  ^S^ssurj^ss ^“ r   i rn ira No na i o o. r  teat  '«* a. O 0. W - Moola  limier mttilfkit in rn I mm4  orreTairr af aaM month. All 2L "BO. M. W.j I. Tuatilaaoa, Ie  .Mn ms. air.  Wha**, HL, Gaol, Warranted IS Par Cent. FneL  SPECTER OF THE CLIFFE  An Adventure In the Par West.  PETER TAYLOR,  DF ALER Of.  |ajk a mar.  Live Stock, GRAIN  Seeds & Coal.  anch  rv ta h. umaoN.  HE bold, far -weening Hock ieji were veiled in the purple a Ii adown that ane ce**d early nightfall.  Earnest Tune va* be lated. He had lieen in p u r a a i t of monnUun grouse up a wild. inter minable canyon, and he a an now returning to camp over a rough, rock j way, leading through lonely gorgon, one neon nowhere an in the  cj^A*ffX2rtSPb86. . ALDEN, IOWA.  p. miABiK, rn ».  Aldm Iowa.  OM*" arm KmMagi Hardest*  WHXIAJC KEA THIO.  Doalor la  t. t. ains,  BABBIE AHII SAIBDBjESSEB.  IO.  * •“.“*1 "township tieketa. aBd mn bring fear friend* or acad them. Alway* ready to T. J. BICK. Alden. 1a  Healy od Shelf Hardware,  Pieta! IN Tale Citlify,  rin ware A Woodenware,  (ha largest aed ftaoc* Mock af  HOK I HEATHS STOHS I BARGES  lath* Burbot.  J. A. BUTTON,  ALDIM, IOWA,  Min PUUc, tell Estate, Loai  CHICAGO, IOWA ANO DAKOTA  AMMU JA A. NCR! AOKNT.  Farm loam nsgo'iato i os long or thor! dime at kflr rat*, of Internal.  A large dei of Improved sad unimproved ‘■^i for — r   J. F. BYERS,  -dmalbs ar—  limn, Whigs, Mn, MRW,  VIJ Veto Hbtbem Olla Bai  . dam! Hone Fwiaim one.  ■pedal AltsaUaatHva* to “ pnlrMj  AUO, -    •    IOWA  Statal, Juiciest ail our Direct Lim;  B KT WUN  ALDEN, IOWA FALLS, ELDORA, AXD ( HK AHO, MILWAUKEE AND ALL EASTERN FOISTS.  Passengers Can Save  KROM  2 hours to S  —TWEEN  CHICAGO Att POINTS ON THIS LINE  BT TAKIKO  THIS SHORT ROUTE.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  MI BM, QMM ai MB—  AGENT.  picturmrjue State of Colorado. Hi* ywmy had that day lout a .hoe. Hence, it wa* not |>n»aible to urge the animal rapidly o»er th** uneven road, or Tune, ranch aa he wmhed to get hack to Ilia (comrade at the camp, dialiked to be inhuman enough to do no.  Ocoaatonally, hie path wonld lie aur-rnnnded by high, dark, frowning ridges of nick, w hi*|M*ring pine tre**a clung lonesomely, and aeenovl to awe into murtnnrlesM subjection the dwarf cedars below them. Then, again, down into pn turoaque gullies, with limpid mountain streams urging their torturous courses among the eternally silent bowlders that jutted over and anon across the canyons aud gulches through which he guided his i«ony.  At one of these lieantifui streams Lamest Tune reined iu and permitted the thirsty animal to drink. One bv one the stars had crept out in the violet vault abore. so far. far al*ove. from horse ami ruler in the gorge. Dense shadows lurked almnt ami refused to I yield space to the dainty starlight that dared invade those dark, gloom-enahn>udad recesses The young man looked about him. The night was calm The scene was sublime. Here the din and tinsel display of boasted cit dilation were unknown. To a young fellow nae*! all his Ii/** to a home in a gay Eastern city, th** gulch,with its gloomy mountains reaching away phantasmaf-ly into the night, held something inexpressibly fascinating, almost divine. lo his right, ami overlooking the spot where .'ie had pause*!, loomed Uild, outstanding cliffs, th* ir rugged sides here and there clothed iii meager patches of spruce and pine, their summits grav,  \ague ami barren, as if (Vresand Flora hail nutted in alii ic ting them with an irremovable, blighting mrs*. As his eves swept the shadowy cliffs he start od and almost leaped from his sa*Idle. Eamoat Tune* wan iii) »‘tiamt* <1 man and not given to sujierstition ami wild imaginings. Mc had alw av* hooted tinkle* of supernatural Vinita'ions. lint , now ' He was confronted bv an apiin* I ritiou as beautiful as it was' startling, j Brave as he wa,, he felt Iii' Mood gr».w chilly, and he seemed deprived <if the power to sjHiak or stir.  The s|M*«*tar*le that eochaimsl Iii- I  I “Just have the kindness to tell roe J have turned gray." j Willard playfully ran his gagers I through the luxuriant gold-brown curls of his sweethearts brother iso like th** tresses beloved), and answered laughmarly: “I find no silver threads among the gold. But what mystery have von to uafobl ' I know from your manner yon have met with some adventure, ('ame, and as we do sn, you cm  who    *    i    i    *    I     ro,, *An    Willard.    I    ara    glad    to    k—  who could ivintrol lus cnn- , you, and how sorry I am that the feel.   ,hn ”W*» the uh coolness bvdween oar parents hmm  I diviibsI them from their I prevented our ever meeting Hurn  thrill! vision with."  And Earnest  ( obexcd. As they ate their sapper of delirious, fresh wild game, he told Willard all that we have told the reader with regard to the specter af the cliffs. Willard listened with strange interest an his friend de senlwd Ute lonely vision. What coaid it lie lie agreed at once to assiat Earnest in investigating the mvatenr. “How far are the cliffs from here ?* Not more than two miles," Earnest Tune replied.  Then. as it is early, let us go this very night, (kitne. .let us load our guns and lie e | nipped should any dan ger menace us,” Willard said in a cautions way. as they finished a hasty meal.    ~     J   They « ere soon capped and equipped tor their a*]venture.  “Here you are safe  Earnest, who could ositv no I gloom that guide  “Are you spirit or flesh '• sak, K|»eek. I entreat von!"  A low, silvery laugh answered A Miter ter laugh! Oh. horrible!  V* w r,f ** rrr * • n ‘ l  I shall answer yon, the sweet voice said. The young . men did as requested. They leaned let US eat. on their guns and awaited the infoi ma-reeount any i tion almost hreatblesalv  For (bid's  him.  ILt',™. Z7.T"' ," r  T"™!    ■    !?” *i*P*f«*itiooii    .nj  that you may have | wn  favored en* about this gulch call me the Hpecter  Maiden of the Cliffs,' th** spirit of an emigrant’s aaughter murdered here seve raj years ago by a party of Mormon Dauites disguised as Indians.” i The young men felt a thrill of lair mr run through them She went os:  "Such a dark deed really did occur years ago in this very gorge. Taking advantage of that fact and the softer J stition of the natives, my captors have I made me play sins-ter on the cliffs around -this crag.  An exclamation of surprise burst from the listeners aud Earnest asked: “Your captors ’ Who ax, they ? Toll us and we will gladly rescue you.  “Listen. My father and I were encamped near her.* nearly two years ago. One dark night a band of men dressed as Ute* attacked ns. They  prevented our ever meeting strange to meet yon lier* "  “It is. indeed. Bat how happened ift that yon anil I'neb* Aimer came ant to these wilds?"  "Father was unfortunate ut hie trato-nesM in Ohio. Ho we started ta (Iud ( Mora*lo mines, only to toll into three robliera' bands "  My floor Olive' said her new lr found kinsman, sympathetic!v “Hot let us not waste time Tune slot I Nte well arm**!. I .cad the *vax and va will rosette your tother st alt hazard*.* “We mast lie t'sutMsas ” tau! ti— brave, lieanUfnl girl “All .te^-mK urn cantion. I happen to know where ti— officers are watching to-night It aa gvtot far. We will approach the cav* where poor father has been held tm-long a prisoner We will go by s low* path with whieli I am well arquajntad* We wdl attern fit the rescue, and (.od grunt we may be successful. Ttwa wa* a ill go to the ofNoera and ask [i rot sa tiqn, for we are as nothiag aiaijand with the oat laws in onrabers sad strength.*  "  Wh * T .     lh ** °®c**ra’ help Hr—?*  inquire*! Willard.  Becanse that would tak« iiuma which must not be wasted. The rol*-liers will not return for an hour si least. By that time we can ha*a father rescued and he on our war — join the officers. ”  It was decided to follow Uliva’e plan. Ho. following her down the gorge, there entered a rough, steep path as*-*mim* die mountain Tim girl had thrower j* clciak About htr, (t)n(vuliui* Iter ghtmtlv Attire.  roder cover of the  night and  •a- him Ktt, MW! KT rn* -Minoa! . . ire ur wasted od Aiji.arr . rui-rn —ON  C0NHECTIC:f3 A'  ELDORA JUNCTIO N tviih the Chica"* and Northwestern ILMivhv for Taint Cltv, Cedak Rapids, CJinnm, Cbiergft Milwaukee, Des Moint-s, Council Bin ifs,'  re . rn _    _    I    st. Itoul, Mlnncapolia and all point* Ic  IVD And Town Property Bskota, Nebraska, Kansas and the W'esL   #  ELDORA with tho Central Iowa Railway for points North and South.  l°tm A  ? A i iLS wi,h ,he B  * CRAN  and DUnola Central Railway*, for Water Dubuque, Fort Dodge and HIouj  For aU inforailon shout Freight rn  M *fP* er  Bates, apply pi our local agents or address the General Freight and Pas •eager Agent at Eldora, Iowa.  BANK OF ALDEN,  HH. TABA A LL 4 MV, Aldan, Hardin Oauntv, Iowa.  JOHN FORT KR,  Osv’l toss s prr.  W. a. PO RTKR, a. r. mmd P. A  EXCHANGE BOUGHT And BOLO. TUE LATEST!  a Specialty. Itsq  | UMM RMD AND UMD BY THE I  rn a. ooygRwoREMT.  Sa MI TM WTI. la. Sari* a, brin a.  .  ROBERT HOLMES.  -DRAUEB DR.  gaze wa* a most l«*velv «>bj**«*t, glmntlv though it was. A beautiful girl. Mad in a w hite, flow iug dies*, with wild masse* of midnight t;esses falling around a pale, delica'c face, stood revealed on tim lone mountain side. Sh** stood directly within the halo of a strange, greenish light that glowed steadily, casting its deathly hoes around the weird yet nameless!vlovely figure of the cliffs.  Great heavens ! w  he managed at last to articulate, though his voice was hoarse and unnatural. “Am I in a dream? How awful, ret how beautiful!  With one pale hand she motioned him away, away. But Earnest sat as if transfixed, and continued to gaze with terrified fascination upon the spectral object of the cliffs. What oould she mean by waving him off '<  »Sullenly the animal S-s^d drink*  , lifted its head, saw the *j teeter in its beauty and awfulness, uttered a aport of terror, and ere the speU-bonnd ruler knew it the pony had cleared the rocky stream, leaped away through the dusk of the gorge, and was rapidly bearing him from the ghostly vision on the mountain.  When Earnest succeeded in quieting down his animal, they had got too far to go back. He was venturesome enough to do so, and resolved to investigate the mystery on the following night, alone, if he oould not persuade ma friend to accompany him The  and  pony trembiedtti showed evidence od  Lab*.*  Lumber,  Brick,  Cement  iM’iriDlkR,  in eyery limb  r arf rider alai  Iffiimnr,  ■ T*V°o° l-orW-SlriZ 0—wra a taut ta a ehar^^^^— |—U*y, not aor* than twoH^Mi th* haunted cliffa. Earnest dia-l imrrIbA, put hie hone away, aud—-I  A—Baal Tau* and Willard Rollertoo  C  Itofar   11  "JR  tautly  "Now lead the way. Earnest. I never saw a ghost iu my life, soil I am all impatient to see one.”  Perhaps the visionary maiden will not apjieer again to-night. But I hojH* she limy. ^pillarvl.” suddenly changing his tone, “how doe- it hap|>eu that you never thought to doubt my strung* story? Perhaps I imagined it all “ i our look- aud manner conv meed me at oui*e that something unusual had liapjiened to you. I do not doubt that • *<; -aw what you have related. But to*!: ewer w hat it really i- t  i- my iiii*-«!*> i I >.*ver k*h* anything mysterious but I ti , to ascertain its real nature. No*, ira*! nu,”  |    ! artiest started to do so. hilt when  I* * gained the thor of the tent he l*e-c*a *• tooted to the s|sjf. There, glid-• ug wiftly over the flower-gemrucd valley, in the starlight, brighter here, uud approaching the tent, was the lovely specter of the cliffs. She aneled in her w hite mile*, but the st rang.* light that had surrounded her had \an-i-in-l. The young men watched her approach with a strange, spell l*>und wonder iu their gaze.  hat could it mean ? She seemed to float toward th.*m instead of a alk ing Tho pleasant camp-fire tln**w out a crimson reflection across the little space before the tent and illumined the white lady as she came on. Breathlessly Earnest and Willard awaited her approach. She drew near and hulled a few feet from them. Making a motion to secure their -ileuce by placing the lily Angers of her shajndv ham! over her lips, she spoke:  “Not a word—not a question. If you would save your Uvea, follow me."  Not liko a ghost’s sepulchral voice, but like the dulcet ripples of a gentle cascade among mountain fastnesses, caum those words of peculiar import.  “Follow me,” rebated the voice. “Yon will soon la* in peril. I will lead von to a place of safety."  Should they heed the voice? The strange vision, or whatever it wa*, started away across the valley, beck oiling them to follow. It was too much for Earnest Tune and Willard Kellerton, in the flash and wonder of their adventurous young manhood, to resist. T^ e y never paused to question the plausibility of the sudden warning. Thee shouldered their gnna ami set forth at a rapid gait. following closely rn theres of the -fleeter of Ute cliffa.  I binit through the gloom of the gorge ihey followed their odd guide. i rom what dancer unseen was she con  nu: uiiuu  robbed us of everything, sparing onr lives only on our promise to go quietly with them to their mountain fastnesses Life was dearer than death, so we accepted the chiefs terms. Our captors proved to lie a band of robl*ers, white outlaw* and half-breed fiends, Mo-t of the men have Indian wive* and live in the mountain* near this gorge.’ I was treated kindly, after their rough fashion. My father ha** been ism ti ne* I a close prisoner in a cave. The chief agrees to release him only on his won! of honor to espon-e outlawry and aid in their da-k ac‘». Of course ],„ ,,, fuses,  Tile officer* from on** of the neigh lairing town-, where a bank was rob I ted a vear ago, have been searching for the robbers quarters. Their guides are Indians. Knowing their belief in ghosts and such like spectral phenomena, I was ma*Ie to dress in white to scare them away from this part Strange lights were put at my foot. aud I -nj* |*ose my appearance was truly fright-fill. An TW 4 v, the ghont hu.sineH* act-oil like a charm in .scaring away the  ! solemn, brooding cedars, they drew near the . ave. Dimly, aa th. v peered from lieluud a large rock. th* <<o.iJJ make out a solitary man sitting im a fiat stone bv the mouth Creeping softly, slyly toward him, Ohve ♦!!»-“on flung her cloak over the head of the unsuspecting guard. He attempt^ *•*! Mi cry out, but hor able ae-t-tan— w ere too quick tor him ami bait tom gagged and bound iwfore be had ottered a syllable. Then Abner Uh*-soft—, pale and thin from long catline merit. wa*, released. He was -nrjuiseil aud delighted beyond measure to I. am that one of his rescuers was th*- *»u *4 th** sister from whom he had lung -of-fered estra: gement.  Fhey found the officers eu-dy and -«*nt them on the robbers’ trad TI— chief was captured, aith so me of Ida most notorious allies, and the muon tain gang was broken uj».  (for friends reached New York safely, and then a happy reunion took jdaoM.' rhere followed a double wedding a*  < hnstinas time. when “peaceon earth** found a true echo in each heart  'A "OLITA ST MAM Sims*. .Of * n.AT STOS I. *  PmMHMM danger uHBBHBBHBB  ducting them? They never stopped u, ask themaalvaa, bat kept on.    M  Hhe might be leadSJ them iutofl brap. Mo totont werethey on solving Mg never gave the* Marl  *A<bb. Over hard,! «Mng*ro«a|  i thonghi. On lad <  apoor red guide*. Only this evening I Sjwas obliged to play my ghostly role, a*  I the officers were supjs.-cd to lie i u  the ■gorge."    I  |^Hlt was I," sai.l Earneat. “ami I **-■sure yon I was considerable startled.  ■ But how did you hajipen to‘warn us?"  I “The robbers discovered your little ■camp, and, learning you were temler-Hfeet on a hunting trip, they decided to ■attack yon. I overheard their plans, laud the time aet for t h.» attack. I had I seen your camp from the mountain, I ?  I determined to make great risks to save lyon. For th* Aret tome since oar o*p- J  ^ bei '  I guard, laft th* quartan. Than w—fi   TtAhn *  th *  chier * "I®** Ntod to go to th* cliff, to play;  iJlfti    FOB.    aob!* girl," said I  (Willard, rinearely. "Yon have not todd aa yotoraama." *  _Jlj mum I* OIS. G*«».  MMB!* regmtotad Willard I bb atallad —to*. "Are  .-ma. m—T.    ma* v  ■riiRMi  Hpeliing-Kefena Redirius.  HE pc, pie who would an cml *tim-breti* orth..! f:»j I:v (and -'lbs till, ti- ti ir it sonn-tlung of a sui. pier chai tv ter are again cx>oj to th* front. lmg.siL. however, of ou deavoring to secure the adoption of a phonetic alphabet, in which each lei ter woiilil have but one sound, amt reefs sound be represented by one lettor only, the effort is now directed toward the adoption of a few definite, reedy learned, and generally applicable rules for the drojiping of sujicrtlaomx letter*. Th* rules suggested are as follows :  I. Drop ut at the sad of wort!- tit* dis. logua. .•ataioguo. rite., whore tt>- pre. * UU* rowwt is -bort. Thus —psM li-naut. npiw synsgog. etc. Whoa the prsre.itag .owls long. a - in pro-ogse. vogue, dt- *mU«gae. relHin Unal letpjrs so st prs-eat.  i. Drop Anal e in such wold* tis -J*-Sri vt**, infinite, luvoritc. et*., when the p •> **.iim ’"•Hi to "bort. Tbu* sped Opp*-**!, preterit. kvfoeriL rw.nil-it. etc. Whts* tb» proredill.' vowel to l >ng. a- in polit*. Unite unite. retain present foray* urn hsmr—L .k Drop final U in aor is UK* <n**i tsetse roqwette. .*igarctU*. ole. Thus -im ti. irarwt. roset. epaulet, vedet. gavot. etc.  L Drop final me in words Uke programme. Thus spell program, or Ut wa. gram. eta.  4. i 'bange pA to / in wonts Uke pbantura. telctrapa. pnnse. rte. Thus sir 11    t.  par agr a', flto-off. 'utocritf. etc «. Kubntltute • tor the diphthongs rn aa*  * when they have the sound of that Inttnw Thus-pelt eolian, esthetic, diarrhea, si—I pena eeo.'agws. atheneum, etc.  Three rules, though few in auntlier, wonld, it adopted in oar writing' ■■-I printing, -ave an appreciable pore*—-age of the lalsir now involved Tkey have the -unction of the lushed rn foil anthill iu the I nned States aud England. including the toacher* of-lol'igy Jill onr foremost rduntticail institutions. 'They have b*H*n  lXMB . membd by leading e«iitoi>« aud *;H«xr* v  aud there is )*.riling sgshmt tbetr adoptiou ex cent thp diaiudinoriou tm ohange. Yet their use woald its a lear months become so habitual that every-one would wonder why they bad aah been adopted —oner.  It is proposed that ti—ta raja* 4aO ' ba adopted in the aawapapan at tim eoontry at an early data^ wham (to  <* *bf Bwjb, and phs—rn  js'jsffr - -  injanetioa al Noah leadaaay at am  purity   

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