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   Alden Times (Newspaper) - February 14, 1890, Alden, Iowa                                 (Tile  lieu (Limes.  VOLUME XII.  ALDEN IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1890.  NUMBER  I INESS DIRECTORY  cm u »c—».________  ■«^SaMSTSsS?*S«  * MMG -th ***** MR** »•*  3  Hitter D.D.,fMR.  ARRMAN IL B. cntTRCH tewvtew* arere  » Ii lo IO o'elmck * te f*re#eHHi« •*"* f  k^ firaSef •»#** —f  .. rravre rn—ob# .fir rh®*##* *«.o  ti T e elesL  OY AMAN LUTHERAN V*™’"    *T’    «  r A*' nato Bl in I * ci el*■’A * to K*»«Jey ; tatm-dUK lr ofter ow*rntn« wnf •*  M a CBD* lf Ere . -I W rw»rtfc, Pretor  ■A£. .T«r ^-“vv I* JTIR-LSJSf  UM »P rn CU— areertaff *    AJA  •mmtt lteM>*to Frazer mum** every Tueg.Ujr ■M teartosr events##.  BocicTiaa_  RADIANT UH>OR Na SBA A. F RA M .  vin m**« im fMtuiw n,«nmMf»ir*ik» « lh* rn  III •fWiU "• ll Mm I A" fill Moon Bt Ma  MIC Rail AMbb. Iowa Vi#iUnfl brethren sre god bi lr levtte# Ad SSteafl, R L. fltcci W M ; JA W Cratert aeeretorr  ALDEN LIBHART and readino room la iiafiu xxi NuilJio* Ope# every day »r»t r»ein<. Bunter eieected Yearly jul'wrlp-Vent I can ta. Mi*. V K Furry Preselect, Rim Utile TayWW Herreiory  ALDEV Mum* No. m. I O.o r Ks-te ftrt W. 4uc.Jar anmia* a1 ( liar a Hall Vinita* I r* thrall ara r.>r.Ually iirnu j Ui at Ipii l. K Ut J.—t. Bac 1  ratery  AUiEN M'lKJB No HH. A O U W Meet* al Utley a Hall H**«'ar titerttr.it* Bar-nj an t Mg! In-•.tar a aaa t mea of na- h m-.nth AU ytetO<-4 tnnaNri ar* rotttlaJlr la»Had to attar. I RT I. W*ra. ll W , J Tuiahawm, Heavies  HiBIOO UUKIDB, Na ta. I off. R aal la*. UM Amt aa* RIM Tweeds# res# tear af aa* Se* la CUtau vteSttefl Keif bu J Sac Belee®#. N J. Fvaar, CL 0. V. B f&tt. lot A bm* A.  JJA Ut J. FU RUT,  Att a rag* aa* Co.pr.lnr at Law. *P*.mrt attention Atren to collect na*. OW*® per UC*r A Brotro i Blum, aiciau, UanLa  ascot/. Iowa,  J* r FRI KNIE. M. It.  Phfalotam Bad Eft re*" a.  Allen Iowa. ORca owat Kewtioc a Hardware  ■tora  T. J. RICK,  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  I .ae aad lief w.«**a fiwaraaca CV. •/ fVarj  djftnl for .VaMgaal Wa  IU.  lot Mil 8tmBtai.li* teketa aal mn 1.0”* fo tr fit- mi. or an* Ute® Ai way t im»iy to fir* nfo.m.iUon. T. J. SICK, Ai-.wa. Ia  J. A. BUTTON,  ALDE*. IOWA  notary Puttie, Bul Estate, Lear   —»&HP  111  —  INNL IUX F. AOKNT.  Farm Iotas tafoUaa I ob Ion# < r short Alta* at low rate* of internal.  A lac*** Hat od Improved and unimproved lad da for gate.  J. F. BYERS,  - DBA UCB IR—  Bantu, Whips, Baku, Saddles,  ny Wet*, Hanted* Oil* and  Central Hint FiniiUii Goods.  Sports! AUnUm Wren to Repairing AlaDJEH, -    IOWA.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  tai an*, cmb at am  agent.  Farm tad Town Property  bank of alden,  0). BIRDSALL * MB, fUaltn Hardin Count*, Iowa.  EXCHANGE BOUGHT and SOLD.  Clift!— bm4b b Bridalty ■—I  HOIKS.  .umber,  Brick,  Cement  HBI  and Lime.  SEGHI  m  - K.. ■ ■■■'.  Simpson & cousin,  ——HKAI.BRS na- —  Grain, Live-Stock,  COAL,  ALDEN, •    -    IOWA.  CASTLE (IF NI KEM BERG  IN IT AKP. MTOKF.ll WINY lit 1.1 < It Of A It A Kit A HOI a AUK.  Tt*a -pai.Wli Sltwk. lite Iron I Irgln, Itta Hark. I Ha (.ii lllntlne the Work t'lHillr. arni Other Frightful anil Harrowing Im-■iruniBnl* of Torture,  HT III RN \N rrHTI,  That etplearin times * ae appl  Winona, IU., foal, Warranted 95 Pct Out. Furl.  PETER TAYLOR,  DKALBB in-  Live Stock,  GRAIN,  Seeds & Coal.  ALDEN, IOWA.  WILLIAM ELATING.  Dealer la  iesvy and Shell Hardware,  Pocket ani Table Cutler], rinware & Woodenware,  tea I it; oat ant floret etoek of  :30X I HEATING STOVES & HANGES  * term, 'the good old <1 to the iliBtaut past, ie  la tba mer .gL  T33ZLMS CASXX.  WILLIAM KLAI ING,  Al. an. Iowa  to a gnat extent a misnomer. Those person* who ara not coa-t«nt with the prmant would have found away hack In the mid-dla    that  tba road to Jot dan bi* a bard toad to travel. Wa tn a r e b through the •tatily bH'iqnet baile and rich c h i rn Ii era of Kuropaan palace*, never 1  thinking to look beneat h th# eur-faca, into tba dungeon*, or of peapmg int** tho tower. Th# i re it and I a -vorad at Leat had a (hurt Ic n ore upon plea- u r a and IKjpnlaritjr, th*-« t t r a rn • * of wit nth w.-rc a poor return for what they endured When tht:»e were withdrawn. Tbc<e thought# occurred to mc ae I peened leisurely from rbanil*er to eh*pel, and cha|>el to coll in thin *pl*'odid cantle of Nurmulwrg.  In tho flta-rorscrad tower the rend* r will naturally t »ke a lively interest. Men and women, doctor#, law sera. inerohant*. thiove>>, mechanic*, and laborer* who  J,  f j/y/ :>i&  I*. I    •t!  The compla nt now to that their broad Ie too heavy. I ha aovaro torture to which diahoneot tredeamen warn aubjreted ha* not had any vary marked edact in loaaoii-tug that cia** of offen*ea in oar day. If Anything, lh# tradnatnan now are worm than the one* of former lime*, bot if anv one reading thi* should taka the remark a* per«onaI let him ranmmbar that it Nae meant for him in tba Pickwickian ae nae. The di*hone*t trmlaaman wa* placed in * •piked ch*ir, and the na* k inaarte*! in a mock flddh There were aevnrwl ei*e* of thaaa matru-mant*, the nae of them being Ireful ated by the magnitude of the often## MOCK PIDDLP. wumn Hi The name of DINIIONBHT TRADBRHDN- Ieaa< Koaon-haim ba* come dotrn through five cantn-riee aa the leat man nunndied for di*-honoaty in bneinana. Ilia n*me ta on the chair and thia fa* t I* *pecially noted, but tho practice for which ha paid the penalty •till continua*.  Tho thief wa* put juat on# a< al# higher than the <ti*honoet trode*ma*. Inaia.d of the fiddle h>* wore the violORcello, and alto iron bracelet# and ankle band*, [her#  woe dona The fidelity with which Ht. Lorans Plate ho* Mb tranafarred to the  Bt age waa complete. Th# chorch, the Fountain of Virtu#, the bom* of Mar-gnento, end the famoae old Kaaeauar Honea form a historical, romantic, ar-tistle and architectural OO®IduaHon bani ly equaled in the world. Th* adod that can not tranefer itself to the eoenaa of bygone agee of which the** monument* ara wit ne#** a mort lie indeed proay and m®-tor-of-fact,  ■ AXHI'.KS OF THE BRITOXJA,  III,; VIOLONCT.LLO.  were al«o in**trnmoiita for ever? variety of petty often •**. Persona convicted of ob-lenity or blasphemy tarried around tho iron Unto. Thi* flute wa* fa*tana.l aroun<l the neck mid tho finger* were caught and hold in the spring ratchet which wa* mud# in imitation of tho kcv* or stop*. Wive* who disobeyed their hu»b»ud* worn one of the mod fiddle*, and if they permuted in di»ot» Jinnee or rebellion*® ** they  tim TORTURH I LUTU.  CHICAGO, IOWA ANO DAKOTA  RJLH.WAY.  annat, Quickest ani Only Direct Line  BETWEEN  VLDEN. IOWA FAHS, F LAH) RA. AMI ( Hit AUO, 1ILWAI KEB AM* ALL EASTERS PU1.N TS.  Passengers Can Save  FROM    _  a HOURS TO S  WMW  BKTWKKK  CHICAGO AHD POINTS OK THIS LUI  bt takino  THIS SHORT ROUTE.  I lVr.-COBNRBRD TOW Kit OF NU WPI ll I MO,  lived in the olden time were cither made familiar with the tower tlt-elf or Ha decree*. Tin* tower is tho oldest structure iu Nuremberg. In it wa find all the m-Mtrumcut* of torture known to historv. The rack. thutub*< ra«*. and guillotine ar* found ta every Europe al museum, and the re>l ^own worn by the executioner i* also * pi tie common- I her*- ara inatru-menta of torture other than the*# to ba seen here that are rare, bn! I cnnuot say that they w* re known only lo the great dynasty of which tho* town wa* the center. .Some of these i out rn manta aufgaat  were carri- -I to the market pin c to receive th- jeer* and je t* of their Height.ore. If two women quarreled they were yoke*I together nu I also Liken to the market placo and subjected to the carious gaze of tho multttn e. Unchaste woman were obliged to wear a crown of iron thorns and a loug heavy plait of Straw. Then we find In the collection the thorn cradle, the torture bad, aud 'be stitcher, with ii* groove*, rollers and j ullej*. On the stretcher the bone* ware slowly broken and limb torn -from limb. These were resorted to, it is said. in citreme cases; and yet it is im-I o**iblc to conceive how any crime could justify so h a death. The moat frightful in st ruin ent* of torture are the Hpauisb Stock aud Iron Virgin, which were used to paunch real or ail* ged political offender,, Tho unfortunate victim wa* first I ut in the stock, aud here he wa* kept for ■ day* in the hop# of extorting confession of shmo secret which it wa* believed the  CONNECTIONS AT  ELDORA JCN( THIN with the i hicugr •sud Northwestern lUllwRjr f«r TWM t iiy, Cedar Rapids, Clinton. Cldunffo. Milwaukee. I)- - Moines. Council Bun*. St Paul. Mtane*polit «»d all point* In Dakota. Nebraska. Kansas and tho tv cst.  ELDORA with the Central Iowa Railway for points North aud i*outb.  IOWA FA ELN with the B.. C R .<RN. and Illinois Central Uailwny*. T'<r M ater loo Dubuque, Fort Dodge and bious  City.  For all inforation about Freight oi Passenger Hates, applv t<> our loos 1  agents of address the General Freight aud I aa Ranger Agent nt Eldofi* iowa.  THE IKON riBOlN.  JOHN PORTIER,  Bawl  W.8. PORTIR,  0. jr. shJ J*. A  THE IATESTI  Imp ARD USED BY THE HEj, government ,  BEST in tim Market by Buytafl th#  novel modes of punishment, snd there ara soma of them that even in this advanced aga might U applied with harm to few and profit to many, but I shall not attempt to point out which to adopt and which to reject. In that remote age the triala which woman had to undergo were ■hooking, and I hop# that at thia juncture no irreverent reader will remark— "they ware indeed good old times.  The penalty for drtmkenneea varied. For the Aret drunk the offender woe obliged to wear the “ Spanish clonk. The "Spanish cloak” ia a churn-shaped devioe that incloses the body from the . neck to th# kn#ee, th# anna passing out through arm-holes. This coat ha was obliged to wear for a stated period, and if tha offense was repented, heavy weights w#r# fastened to his wrist# and thus burdened ha was marched through Ute streets.  Those convicted of benrihg false wtt-naea against their neighbors, vary properly ware more save rely punished. An iron or steel contrivnnce. oval shape, was placed ta the liar's mouth, and ^thia had an attachment with which th* trap wn-expanded. Pity its na* has been abut dosed.    ...  Milkmen in thorn deja. II would seam, were bemeet, ainee no prevision wa# made to punish them for miring water with milk. Th* bnknt red dishonest tradesmen. though, were several? punished. If a baker s loaves were below the required weight, hi was flurried to tim market  MOOS rtDDLB won* BF JHXOXWT  THE BP ANIMI STOCK.  occulted would divulge. The banda were fastened in the clame# aud th# feet or ankle# in tha stock. Failing after a certain lima to extract information, tho poor wretch waa placed in the Iron Virgin and ■lowly c rn shed to death. Beheading •*, ama bad enough, but beheading la mild punishment compared with thia slow and agonizing death. Thera are innumerable olher torture instrument* in tba collection, but the one# enumerated will suffice to show that there is a aad, dark background to th* rose-tinted picture# which arn generally given of the "good old times.*  The part which Nuremberg plays in Goethe's great tragedy of “ Faust* ha# ivt-n to that anc isnt city a preeminence that otherwise it would not enjoy, though it deserves it fully. At least to Goethe la due the credit of having morselled an sp-p rec I at ion of its artistic beauty. In England Mr. Henry Irving ha* recently Awakened a fresh interest both in "Faust" and Nuremberg, and has perhaps crested sn interest among a large cis** of English reader* aad play goers that never before heard either of tho picturesque town or th# great tragedy. In doing thi* he ren-  Nnt a. Nice a* They Are Hoevewt—l K«ee (He l"i In* •*••« »n«t l*»rhe**e* Ara Hull# a* (nm par Mf lethe Avera** Arnee ITM l-Sjf.  HE other day a professedly well-inform a*) laity -aid to me:  * In depicting tha atylaa of dress worn by American women, does it ever occur to you that, although we get most of our costume* from Perla, wa take our accompany ing manners from London?" She want on to say that our (test - Chared swells reproduced the po titaness of ortstooral-i, Union* Walt. I ba'e to day consulted seriously with a lady whoso home I* in New York, but who hue lived a great deal in London, and who when there ia un associate with th# aristocrats, even to the tjneeu * own coterie.    .  "Polite American- arc alway* a*toni**h-ad,*-ha a lid. "on finding themselves in the center of a fashionable throng at a -mart wedding, astate concert im the Albert Hall, or a grand garden fete At anv of tba*e functions la he* of high degree may be -cen chowing their way, just like tba rude - rowd at u country fair, and the -it-mawd Yankee- find themselves bruised Mild trampled bv the vigorou- arm* and nithle-* feet of dowager duchesses who, with the loftiest and mod distinguished air, will rand in ahreds a I dozen mantic*, or as* vol! as many I of their le-a • n> rgctic -ex. in tho wild endeavor to get the best for their ) luon. >. It is likewise charact! ristic of a  1  fasbinaable London assembly that, however much its Individual member* may J jo-tle and scramble, and kick and elbow, no word of apologv or r> grot is aver heard. Each one as-umm that tha other is doing j likewise. All are making a snprem n  effort to get foremoat, aud they perfcctlv I understand tbs manner* of their set. The ; etlm, imj'crtarbable quiet which ta popularly flap posed to pervade, a* Iiulwer Lyt- I ton -»i>t th* action- nut habit# of well- J bret people t* most decidedly not in evidence nere. My loul i- fighting as if for liberty for bottles of champagne, and my laily intercept* pealing plates of lot*- I atar -alad and oyster pattie# Patrician , voices may be heard shrilly clamoring for Noma special dainty tbnt ta fast vanishing ' before the eight, and there ar# few sub- I tartufe* that a -mart crowd will not | pre tire to secure a first entrance to the comestibles. No* no. We may take our clothe* from Paris, but. for goodness' suke, don't let * imitate london polite-  There ie among your acquaintances, no doubt, the young girl who will not drink coffee because ii make* her complexion yellow, who eats stale bread, wheaten grits, chopped rare im-at, and abjures all sweets anil starchy vegetable# because that regime is conducive to a lustrous white skin and sparkling eye-. Societv ie filled with girls who are clanks on diet and exercise, simply because they will make any sort of a tight, and evru sacrifice their comfort, for a beautiful complexion. I have often wondered how far this strict attention to one * self would purify the skin texture. Now, I chanced to run aero## an old friand of mine at lunch time, and sat down with her and her daughter, a young lady of eigbteeu, who ia to make her social debut during the present winter. I he girl we- one of the fairest examples of |>*rfect blonde beauty I have ever aeon. Her skin wa* landing, it was so pure in it* whiteness. I will venture to say that th* carefullest examination in the strongest light would not reveal a blemish on the lustrous, healthy flesh. Her eve# also were ae brilliant as stars, the blue of them warm and clear, the white like snow. The fraity perfection of this girl wa# so extraordinary that I wa* atones struck with the fan ex that if diet bad anything to do with producing a lieautifnl skin this lovely creature must have been rear* I on tbs dew from the honeysuckle*. Therefore I wee interested in wbat she chose from the lun h card that the waiter handed her. It can b# imagined bow ■hocked I woe when I heard the order. Here it is: “A Welsh rarebit, a bottle of beer, and, afterwards, mince pie, chec-e, anda taiga cup of black coffee." The mother wis one of those sweet ladies with - Ivory hair and a face almost as soft as a girl's, said that the waiter might dnpUc ‘.a ber daughter’s order for her. a- it quit# suited her. I said nothing about my thought*, but mv faith in the influence of the diet on the complexion has been weak from that moment.—.Yew York oorrt*pontlence Chicago Ledger.  F ABH I AXN FOE G BUTLIN RN-  i tnt Sn KW** item tee Heavy swells  REEN in th*  invisible dark a#ade* will hw a color per-tn anent Iv *e*n  in mixed anil ,t a g a and spring ever-coatings. Ta# designers of fine doth fabric* seem to have made a • o aeerted move to give thee* rick sad a abd nod colorings sn opportunity to overcome th# prejudice which hee heretofore existed against them.  In diagonals end in wide wale good# for spring topcoat* the dark-green shadings are quietly effective to a quit# I crestal I bl# degree  The don bis-bree* tail long sack reefing  Nassau b Boun*; utuuiiiT 1400.  dared a signal eervio# to art, literature aud to play-go#rs in England. During th# a ammer of I JKK. Mr. Irving sdmilute vacation in Nuremberg, etudy-i ing#V#ry ptam# of Ilf* ta taut arty nod every prttflwta of architecture He wa# aoeempunUd by diatiugeiahed painter# who shared th* great I^llah actor'. anthostMm, and sympathised with his desire to reproduce Nuremberg on ta* Lyeoam atap. Thorn who were fortunate restaff to wirerea Nm reagM, aud  tssESxsffvai&M  Talking to the Point.  Ho was rilling in a stage with eev oral other paaacngera, when he moi dentally dropjied hi* hat out of the vehicle. Potting hi* hem! out of the stage window he exclaimed in a stentorian voice;  “Charioteer, pause, I have lost my chapeau.”  Toe driver paid no heed to the demand. Again tho pompous fellow authoritatively spoke:  “Charioteer, pause, I have lost my chapeau.”  No attention being paid br the driver to thia last comm ana, a plain, blunt little man. who had become disgusted with his fellow-traveler’s silliness aud pomposity, put his head out of the window and Mid I  ‘•Driver, Hold on, tim cussed fool baa loot hi* hat.”  Thia waa jierfeotly intelligible to the driver, expletive slid all, and th# hat was raoovnred."_  Bow WB admire the man who hap  p-» *0®*^ “ vt *v r *- doin * •  | EOG* ifiBl ob tho alyl  i jacket, mad# to fit lf»oe#ly. ie th# bright particular bit of this sa ss os in th# i locking business, i Wall-made trouser# ere *#en at their boat miler tha present accepted vogue aa to mc»*ur<‘iuaiits. I he t# nae acy toward the absurd balloon revival hoe liven nappie checked. Th* correct trousers ar* now cut reasonably snug alinit the hip# j with a straight fail and a slight sharp taper toward a point st ihe l<ottom.  ! Aside from the crush hat, the tall silk stovepipe is the only appropriate headgear to be worn with evening dr*-*. Swelldom will welcome the opera hat . hack ag tin when the proper time arnee*, for the silk hat is, upon occasion*, very I much in the way aud decidedly incon- 1  veniant to manage.  Home of the alin swell- will wear | white waistcoat* when the thermometer ie down ne r freezing point. The mo-terial ie washable, but infinitely warmer than th# summer texture-.  I The figured waistcoat ie the one «op  1  east by th# relentless fashion molder* this season to the small army of men with ready money to spend in costume, and po*-easing a well-deflued penchant for the natty ami picturesque in dr***.  In th# viinety of style an i beauty of workmanship ’ the American manufacturers of canc# and umbrellas long -mc# di-tam-ed European competitors. The-e articles oome forth in wondrous multiplicity of design at,this period of the lear, and for serviceability those of the , Leat quality may be warranted to stand I air»f the last- in contest with the best I ex atopite un which duly wa# ever paid.  A* if to deprecate and diacountenanc# I Hie wearing laCib*'    bat    with    tho  « sack drees ;co»rriOme of the leading j swell* havc*tekeu to w« areng brown and j light-colored Derby# with the garment.  I Ibis attitude makes the as-ociatioc of  1  the high hat and swallowtail even more i distmctivaly correct, an I furtheruior# > acta as a foil to any snjgca.ion of encroachment njKjn the realm of lbs skirt coat of full evening drea-.  >o I hance for lluiikin*on-  “Yon have thought tm- pre.-ninptuon* in necking your -your friendship, have you. Mira tieOfauii*  The proud beauty shook her head, and the costly diamond- in her *-ar-- partied and’ Ha-hed in the mellow light bk** an arctic aurora horealiA, with the radiant dog -tar for a center, whirling and glittering in a jeweled kaleidoscope. The sight dazzled the eve# and dazed the brain of Marcellus liankiu-on, and confused image- of a imradisc luminous rn it Ii rainbow*, shimmering 1110801-, the glory of melting black eyes. a od pervaded by the intoxicating peifttme of tnu-h, patchouli, and cinnamon essence danced before hi* vision.  “No, Mr. Hankinson," -lie replied.  “Ah—er—t hanks!”  Th** young man ventured to take her hand.    ^  Asphyxia MoOinnia." he said. in a rick baritone tremolo, in all the eleven month- ami sixteen day* during which I have enjoyetl your acquaintance I hav*- never conducted myself otherwise than with the utmost respect, have I?"  “You have not. Mr. Hankinson."  “I have never seemed to -aw—feel mv oat*- as it were?" he went on ansi-ouslv; “never staged later than ll o’clock ou ordinary nights nor later than9o’clock when we were resiling Brow ning or Schlegel T’  “I think not. Mr Hankinson."  " We have seemed to coincide US our view- of philosophy, th** tariff, th® Schleswig-Holstein ’question, aud th** comparative value of the various fo.*l-a- regards nutrition," persisted th*-young man. “while in the matter of dialect stories we have—we have alway jibed exactly."  He edged himself a little forward in his chair and proceeded  “In view' of all thin, Asphyxia, aad moved by a resistless passion that—-that vanks me right along on its tem-jH-stuona Ih>soin, I am emboldened lo -**  “Fleas* say no more. Mr Haukm-son," said Mi»* McGinnis haughtily. "1^ dill not at first apprehend the bearing \ (  of roar remarks."  “I* it jKissild® that you did not know what I was going to nay ? Do you pretend Asphyxia McGinnis," he demanded, hotly, “that you were not encouraging mo—that you didn’t egg me OU  “I certainly did not, air. Such an idea never entered my head. I may aa well tell you. Mr. Hankinson, that rn heart is not free. I may a* well * '  a  you”—the proud heiress of millions breathed a tremulous sigh, the haughty look faded from her eye* and her voice *®ik to a low, dreamy murmur, like the echo of a distant waterfall—“papa is going to Europe next week to buy me n prino#."—Chicago Tribune.  A MAK discovers more virtu## in his wife before he ta married and after he ta divorced than he ever did ta th# interim between tho## two ptafedfi in   

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