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Alden Times (Newspaper) - April 4, 1890, Alden, Iowa VOLUME XIII. ALDEN IOWA, FWDAY, APRIL 4, 1890. NUMBEBZ. 88 DIRECTORY jTtON UOBUMI-amleM WMh U 'iMk OL tutor Behool u Mh Mibatk Tuang, lUv. J. m. M. CHtTMB-Rmt aloek�. Pwmehtofntr r. Mboel M � m. wtj ------- - tfWT IhuwdBjr^t^d. ------J� OnBOB-SarTloai I MS) o' at w* dniii? Tbair luiatpxi are (wling (att. Or la It but aiolwrlalwil ilraaiu, ^ Diw pnantom rmwi-. ConiM than from that ahailow-Unil AuNlit olaa but (liauta aa fii a ilraani v Wo graat no actual kludrail baiitl; Wa catcb a Kleatu, "li* trufl, of what wa call uiir I'aat; A vtilonary gllmiiaa we got, Aa or a twillghc waning (att, And than-(orgat. Kr.w York Citt. A WILD COl'NTUY. Where Feuds Do Most Prevail. iTanIng at Utiar'a Hall, ara cordiaUr tbrlitd toat- lygtoCW, via. Bia. I. 0...0, r-Maa�a . m. Jonaa, Bacrataryr DOK, No. MS. A. O. n. W.-lfaaU ii. Kamtar maatlnga MeoBd and aranlnga at aacb month. All --ibara ara nmllaUr iBrltad to at- 0. aegart. K. W.; J. TaalHuou. Ba- XWOMMT, a* tew. iTCfiloMiMKm. Omm i'g Btorw, AMm, Haitfla V. runix. M. D. VkyalaUa mmA Sargaoa, towa, OBca orat KaatlBg't tUidwara ......... T. t. BICK. mm m mmmi no Tig� to roaiiit, an HtcamboAtmon mmii learned, and thn only way to gave tlio boat and property waH to effect w>mo Rort o^'� comproiniiio, which generally ended in the dare-devils running the Ntenuier half a dar or Huch a luAttor, when thoy turned her over to Iter pmjier owner*. Althonah thoHc men were known to 1)0 darc-tiovilH and fond of n tlglit or anything wliicli partook of excitement, tliov were not all had by any mean*. Stifl, OH the big Snndy country was known to be the hiding-place of h:in-drcdH of dcHperadoo."!, it got It vidn^ spread notoriety. Along in the '40'� and 'Wn the oonn-try for hundreds of inilen above and IhjIow was Hlled with counterfeits, principally silver dollars. The Oov-ernment of the United States sent out a number of itH best detectives, and after a long time they located their manufacture at Handy, but the manii- giaawtaAljt �liia ait4 G�r* ( IWBgaU Bteamalilp tickets, and can bitnr -f�nr fiteadi or Knd ihcui. Alvsrs raadr to HUT* iafermatioD. T. J. BICK, Aldan, la. J. A. BUTTON, ALDEN, IOWA, IitoT Pnlilic, Real Estate, im Tarm loaaa necoilaieJ on long or Bhort laaatlow rate* ol Intaroar, Alaiga list ol Improved and unimproviic' ' teraale. J. F. BYERS, Whips, Robes, Satlii'.os, l)y Veto, Hmrneu 0 la and Bw^__ rnrnisliios Gooils, AtteaUenJUIren to Kepuiring ~ - IOWA. NOTARY PUBLIC. Cilinitiiii m iQsnmcs .... IOWA. .ihlB tnd Town Property *Oa BAU Am BSMI. '%ASK OF ALDEN, IJ. BZKD8AXX * lOV, f0^titt Nardln Oountv, Iowa. BOUGHT and SOLD. Hr. monntaineers 'who live along the liig Handy rivor.whioli forms the dividing line between West Virginia and Kentucky, and their noighborH of North esHt ern Kentucky, who have been ho prominent (or many years in feiidH, veiulcttaH, and bloody bat-ilex, are a most peculiar people with a hi^ilory running away back into the "M'h. 'Wh and '.">0"s nnd generations preceding, which, if published, would throw into the Hbado the l>o�t cffortw of the IVxaH frontier in the days of its greatest notoriety. The Big-Sandians proper, thn men who com|)oso the corps of the Hatfields Slid McCoys, owe their peculiar clior-acteristics', their vengeful di�i)osition, and their undaunted bravery to an ancestry dating back to the'time when the foothillH of the Cnm1>erland nioiin-tainn, the streuinR nnd valloyn tributary to the Snndy were llrnt Hcttlcd by a race of intrepid Iiidiuii Imntcrs and trapporH, followur� of ISo
see, and even Illinois, and that they have been trailed to the mountains of Kentucky and into the neighborhood of aome one or more of theae naaaes- say "Cracker's Nock," near the Weet Virginia line-but very few of the tliieres were ever captured, or the stock recovered. After the band sno-eeeda in getting through into the mountains, it considers itself safe from pursuit. Cracker's Neck is a fair sample of many of those mountain passes. It is a narrow defile between the overhanging rocks of a mountain, which by aome convulsion of nature must have apUt in twain. Ciroat, rough stones, covered and wreathed with laurel from the bottotii of .the pass to the A\te\, afford iaipenetrablo hidingplaoos from which the riders can Ite plainly seen, while the bushwhacker is as much out of sight ns though he had never wn, as the story is still a rominisceneo to that gentleman, and a Baptist preacher started through the mountains toward Cumberland Oap. They were riding splendid horses, and, of course, carric i>tray the maker and then remain in the country. The travi'ler, if ho is not a spy or mni'nhal, has no diflleulty iu getting as much of the afe, to itn-(lertake to hunt down und capture the moonshiner, for every tree, or gulch, or nmuntnin side would be very apt to be Ihe hiding plnce of a Bharpsho eut alternately between the factions some one started way Patty Jaaa DMa't 4>o to Uia Party. There was to be a " te.^-partr" at Unde John's honae. Mamma and Papa Warren were inrited, and Law and Beoky thongh it Tcry hard that they shonUbeleft at home with grandma to apend the long riyaning. "I 'moat know my e^rea won't alay open till gnpper-time without mamma to tell me storiea," complained '.ittla Becky, dolefnlly. with her chubby handa wrapped close in her pinalore, while she trudged from w^dow to window to catch the very laat^iimpae of tho sleigh liefore it dashed onv\f sight over the hills. Lew. I'm sorry to say, kicked the cbaira right hard with hia copper toes, and scowled blackly. "Oh, yes, they will, dearie I" cried grandma, cheerfully, winding in tho numerous balls of bright yam which had been wandering about the floor, nnd doubling together the long wool "comforter" she was knitting for grandpa. "Ves, of -course they will! And thcyll be bright as buttons, too, for I'U'tell you a story myself." "A atorv of when yon's a little girlT rinericd Becky, her sleepy eyes oiwn-ing suddenly. "Oh, bnt that's an astonishing long time ago!" said grandma. "But I like the long-agos best!" cried Becky and Low together. "A long-ago it sliall bo, then," said , - ------- ---. -.....-----grandma, picking together the humeral nrmcd men, whom they did not see < jug brands with the long-legged tongs, at all until tho guns were stuck almost in jmtting another stick on the brass-their fnccs. They were dismounted in ) ],oaded andirons, and bmsliing tho a jiffy, and while one of the men went tKjnls from tho broad hearth with the through their clothing and saddle- gmy goose-wing. "It shoU lie of tho bsgs tlie others stood guard ov.rtliem. | time when my father and mother were The specidnlor's papers sixm hctrnycd 1 invited-not to his buhinc-s, but the documents carried by tin, preacher were a pn/./.le. Grain, Uvi SiKi^ ALOEN, iowa; m., Ctal, Wi Gnt IM. MM Live Stock, GRAIN, Seeds &Co^L ALDKNg lOWAa J WTTaTalAM Dsatarla Heaiy and SMf Hmtiari, PnM iii TiMi CMmi, Tinware & Woodenware, MIHEAmSTOYESlMGES lata* marfcat. They were sermons. The speculator was tied to a tree and wliipijcd with wythes most nniMercifullv. afti'r which his liwids Wfjre tied and he was s('nte -liove he ever did. This is the character of the oountry --\tild, mountainous and almost ini-j)enetrable, and thinly jiopulatcd by a )e ox, with a lid, that would hold o bushel or two. "Near tho night of the party I slyly put on my linsoy-woolaey cloak and woolen hoo
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