Alden Times, April 25, 1890

Alden Times

April 25, 1890

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Alden Times (Newspaper) - April 25, 1890, Alden, Iowa VOLUME xiii.ALDEN IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1890. BUSINESS DIRECTORY NUMBER 5. CHURCHES. OO NORKO A TI ON AL CH ti IIC lf iMm^Nrh *» U «'0lMk A. rn. Hued*, Mc lion! M It rn Mer Ti cc# Mrh K*i>t>atli •venine Ii*, J •O. Mi lier Ult . pater obkmam K. B ffmriwn -mm*— t,.rr ••adat a IO JC o'clock a rn Prcnchlne e», r, athar feaday. Burnut se h. iii si * . m ■WHY    #WT    TT"i»<l«T    •»•!»- OERMAN LtTTWF.ilAN CHURCH Herrin*, JWT OahbaSl) At 10 *1 g oimiim analav Babool Un mad I at*] jr After morning **rvt< *• IL & CRONON Rev. J W Porajrth, Tutor M a wk a m ahi lo <> r loch a rn. lever, Tueedejr RRIIX;ES OK (MIK ACO. THFF ARF MMF IHM a. HIT TMK RE It MO IIH! IM. F ON Kl/.R. lh* Teril lo Mf* ami l.imh Which The, Involve I'm,,Mc tVXo Have « ell,cl lain the Upon Urie It hat Ie lo Ile the Kernel,*^ An Opportunity for Inventor* A ■tomi ever, ■angler At ll o'el •IIC* ai. CIM* meet in. et I •VSSVlfcbhath. Prayer Ute*Ua* OM Thursday even la.* SOCIETIES. RADIANT LODOE. No. MI. A PAA M . ™    •« refit I ar rotate aairat mo on th* Prt Ray ivmlaf aa or baft** t he fill rn .wa, at Ut-***r *U, AMMI, I**.. Tutti of brethren are MriiaOy lamed to Attend H L. Plat** W M , B m One h et. ReeretArv ALDIN LIBRA KT AND RBA DI NO ROOM — th Raymond Baildtnf open ever? day and rnmtm. Holiday Meant ad Yearly •ubeortp. Bs—IMJA lf»*» r R Parry P reetd en ST, MI— Lottie Taylor Hee re tar. ALDBX I .OIHIK. No IM. I O O P -•WO WMhtMay •venin* at Utleyh Bail Tutting brethren are cordially Invited to at VMM. R. M. Jane*. Hee re tar r ALDBN LO DOR. No »    ms--az - '* A. 0 V VT. -Meet* J*    Nail Hefniar rn cetin*, aeooni and Mat Tnneday evenin*, of -Ach month. AU In* member* are TA C. Huger,, IL cordially Invited to et-W. j 4. Tom Un eon, He ragged 11 it I (run vendor punhing lie nim a hand well Mind lemony rn for push And pmgrcM, more (finn k**|>t unco with (ho with banana*, ap E'e*. and ora ag mn, r the moat part in a somewhat doubtful -tate of preservation. Ho wan near the abutment of one of Chicago’a awing ing bridge*, and thinking perhaps of the blue *kioH of Ilia own sunny land, wa* trtidg mg along, all un-mindful of the circumstance that, Mince he I ant rained lim eye*, the {ton-deroun bridge hail Opened to admit of the pa**age of a rcene I . “8top! atop’" en oil the |ni1k*o officer a hone dntr improvement*, and crowded them, a* faut a* completed, to their maximum capacity. The panacea for the growing evil wa* believed to have lieen -truck in the idea of tunnolirr> the mer. Thia wa* soon acted upon, and at an enornwiun expense two tunnel*, each for wagons and pedestrian*, were oonatnicted mids* the river. conni>cting tho South wvhh the North and Want Hide*. At ti rn I tho*e w« p,» very |»opnlar brit liefore long the paopla wearied of them and returned their | th Iron age to the bndgea. Then an ordinance wa* passed regulating the >p«nin{| of the bridge* ami limiting the time for them to remain open to ten minute*. At prenent. much to the disgust of tug p P. TRMP IR, BL D. PhywAeUa Rad B*r*w*»m, AMM Iowa Ogle* ovwr EeeAio*', Btclnn T. J. RICK, BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER. > CMa* man Oar-IIL I Ma aMI etMmahtp tickets ext can bnnf pear frtMd* or rood tb-cn Alway* ready to fie. inform* now. T. J. BICH. Aldan. la. J. A. BUTTON, ALSEN, IOWA, it wa* to guurd the approach!-* to the mormons -winging structure Upon the brink of the aby** Hie thought Ii'-* fruit {toddler phtiaeil and looked back, lint the warning had doh too late, the wheel* of the cart ha! liegun to defend. The man might have saved luumelf at the expense of hi* cart and -took in tra<le He .lid not atop to reanou. lie hail no time for that, hut with the instinctive love of property clung to the handle of hi* truck and went down with it into the dark. ill**melling water* of the Chicago Hirer. Thank* to a tug Imat whit Ii wa* in the act of pA-xing ami the bridge tender, the unfortunate man w a* re-cued and resuscitated. The matter wa* briefly mentioned iii the daily paper* the next morning and the event for-g ’tte't. The occurrence, however, latin Pantie, Real Estate, Lear INHURANCK A< i KNX. Farm loan. n*goilat*<l on long of *hor( tim* at low rat.* of lahivai. A large list of improved and union proved land. for sal*. J. F. BYERS. -DBSlNrB IV — Hiram, Whips, Rill;, Saddles, Fly Beta, Harness 0 Ii and General Horse Fnnuslnng Goods. Spacial Attention litres to Repairing ALDEN. IOWA rn w. ORooajfius NOTARY PUBLIC, Isl Enate, CelMa ai bnraiice AGENT. ALDEN, .... IOWA. Fora and Town Property NOR KAUI AMO KRNY. BANS OF ALDM, BDJ. BIRDSALL A SOV. Alden, Hardin Countv, Iowa. EXCHANGE BOUGHT and SOLO. Ce! lectio** a Specialty 100*1 • Lean or Baal Estate. ROBERT HOLMES. -DEALER IN- Lumber, Brick, Cement and Lime. Ii .I Ti’ I I. Till IOWA. suggest* the dangers aiel ntii-anre* peculiar to cit ii*- intersected lr .1 tn«r provided with movable bridge*. Few of the laigi- cl tie* of the country are altogether exempt from this difficulty. A*, however, the nttisauoe varies with tile frequency that a bridge i*o|»ened, it follow - that Chicago, with it* enormou* lake commerce, must l*> the most afflicted of all. I (The present metropolis of the West, and, a* most of her citizen* and many outsiders a* well Anniv believe, the prospective metrof*>li*of America, w a* originally foundeil at the mouth of a 'small and exceedingly *lnggi-h creek, which wa* crrM*ed bv it* few inhabitant* on a single plank that could be removed to admit of the passage of an occRAional canoe or skiff, the only kind of craft then plying ujion the Chicago River. A* the emhryotic “Queen of the "est giew in |>opulatioii and importation, the value of the river liegan to he more and more appreciateil bv her enterprising inhabitant*, Gradually it wa* broadened, straightened and >1 *-pe ,«-d t«» allow of the (>a**agi- of ves.ala of larger and -till larger tonnage. "hen the west and north divi ■lout of the citv U*gau to lie quite largely settled, the river wa* no longer 1 eg ai dell a* an unadulterated blo**-mg. aud complaint* were uumerou* and bitter. A* emigration from Flu-rope aud the older Eaateru State* wa* at rafted by the marvelous retort* from the city by the lake, the auteur became more pronounced, the noir VroUmtB louder and deeper Hie oily father..* wisely i-oaelud tug that bust oms WM desirable, et en at the expense of inconvenience ou the part of the people, diaonaURatod iu favor of coMAerce, Rad mv« y^u the tight of t|y, compelling »-riai« aud ^dpMMOgwrs to waitfaf vmmIs to pal lh. bridges. With a new to leaguing the pressure aud the difficulty, men and v***-el-owncr*. still further restrictions arc im|w>*ed. anti tiuring the time- morning and evening when the great mass of clerk*, ialtorers, artisan*, and busine** people generally are going to and from their work, no bridge is allowed to swing. Many schemes for the addition of the “bridge nuisance," as it 1* popularly called have l»een and are still l>e-ing pro 1 show).    The most feasible of them seem* to l»e the one which pro-!*>*.-* to build dock*, protected by break waters, along the lake slmre, and close up the ruer entirely, F.mptied of it* foul water, the channel could lie filled uj), tim- uddiug a large acreage to the city in if- most crowded |>or-thins. < lr it could lie ii st*I ae an approach for railroad*, thus rendering {•OMiible one enormous union pa-*cu-■ ger de 1 tot in lieu of the half -core now • in existence. Th*- great objection to this plan is ; tin- euormon* damage the property j owner- wdi-- have vested rights in the way of dockage along the entire length I ut the river would sustain. The World’* I Fair may give Chicago such aa impetus j “Ix-oni" 1* perhaps th better word a* to bring tin* al** it; otherwise it will l*e a long tune ln-f-nc we see it ae-complished. % In the meantime, a- stated in the outset, the -winging bridge* are a continuing menace to theli\e* of most of those who are com|M‘ll<‘d to eros* them. I’atrous of North aud West Side -treat cir*, except of those which pas* thro'igh the La Sidle *tre<-t tunnel, seem in ] ecu I tar dsiger. Of late, on most Ina— crossing the river, the conductor* ar-- com|ielled. after a certain l r in the evening, to run forward a id i-certain from a personal inspection everything is right, after which they ignal the driven to come ahead. track* run on the north and w--*t Hide* of the river in the downtown portion bf the city. These are. in all ca*es. crossed by viaduct*. In some instance- the top of the viaduct i-liigher than the bridge aud quite a sharp de-cent must be made to reach the latter. It i* here that there is the greatest danger of accidents. Not many week- ago a street car approached the ( lark street bridge, the horse* on u keen run to aoqture the momentum Doce--ary to carry the heavily loaded vehicle up the sharp incline. Like a number of other*, this bridge is swung by an elevated nteam engine, aud o|hmi* with extreme rapidity. The driver did tint observe that it was a I rea<ly in motion until within a few yard* of the precipitous wall of stone. By a miracle almost lie wa-enahled to *tnp the car and save his half hundred passengers from a fearful ; sounded shrilly, the spirited horse* i took fright, became unmanageable, j and, despite the hest effort* of the I coachman, who narrowly escaped with ‘ hi* life, da*heil on to death and destruction. I Fire* are not tin univ danger* that I menace th* men whose busine** it is to extinguish them The op«-n bridge* ara their constant dread. The hor-e* are driven at the highest possible speed attainable, and are given, universally, the right of wav Dashing along, frequently in the dead of the night, with a dorm raging overhead and icy pav iag-stone* beneath, what wonder that aer ideal a frequently happen. Many a “lire laddie" ha* found hi* way into the river, and it i* miraculous that 1 many lives are not lost through those Catew ay* of death, the open bridges, ol long since a ho*e cart wa* driven where a North Side bridge wa* supposed to have Ik*cu. and the homes I Were drowned. Hut not runaways, darkne** or icv pavi'mcnta are to lie ehaigeabh- with all the di-a*ter* aud fosse* of life by reason of o|a>n bridge*. During a busy lime of the day, or w hen a vessel 1* stuck in the channel so that the bridge cannot indowed for some time, quite a throng is certain to collect upon the apr roaches. Curiosity 1- al snit the strongest of human motlier, and main people nuder such circumstance* will stand unon the extreme verge of the a) iv-*, the better to coniumud a view of th- river, that they may see aud announce to those Ie-* tai orality situ ated what is going on. and the chances for the closing of the bridge In such ca-es, a sudden quarrel, a fright, or a pickpocket may cause a commotion J and a movement on the part of the closely {tacked throng w hich w ill crowd the adventurous ones upon the abut- ' merit over into the river. This ha* fre piently hap|>ened in Chicago, but. although the occurrence i* rej-orted in the palters, no one seem* to profit by the example, and the very next day score* of {teople exjto-e themselves to exactly the aanie fate. Many people become so absorbed in WORK OF THI. nm Wonsan Honrthiho to lie st rn hied rn *hirt front. A pi?* is like a man. It is melees w lien it loses it* head No i>sr, wants to put out , who blaze* with diamond 1. A woman's beauty may lie “all rn her eye," but it is thiere just tie -ame Warfare ha* it* romance; e'en tho din of battle ha* a sort of an engage meat ring. It is alway* safe to learn, e'en from onr enemies seldom safe to instruct even oar friend*. “DORN it pay to strike?" ask* ran et change. Generally it doe* not. e-|ie<n ally if tile other fellow i* (be bigger man of the two. Mn*. 8.- Have we everything out of the house now? Mr. 8. F’verything lint the children. Von know the land lord won't allow them in the new house. BBOX factory foreman tin thunder tone* What'* the matter there? Did you slit that leather wrong?—Operative humbly t N o, I only cut off mr finger*. Hee-irf the Venus of Milo: Smithers treading sign 1 "Hand* off." The poor idiots! Do they think any one could look at that statue and Dot know the hand* were off? “I’m bright. I'm sharp," exclaimed the counterfeiter when tie steed up for sentence. “Vee, you're guilt cdg**!," observed the judge, prior to gi'ingtmn twenty years for reflection. Of I. TXN reading a death notice)-Poor Jim! It say* he left a wife and two children. Mr*. O'FTynn Ooh, ye might know that. He wa* too mean to iver take thim anywhere wid him. ELDERLY Widower Mr* Little. I have just one question to a*k you. Will you marry me ' Elderly Widow Mr. Figg*. I have just one question to a*k before I can answer. Do you snore ? “FTxe night," said Smith to Jones a* they came out of the club. “Vee," answered .Ione* a* the clock hetfau a I” ---  aiiowrini    •Muir''    tilt- their thought* a* to reach a state of , striking the hour of 12. rilllit'Uin MIA In tlioir    U...1.    *    _ * —L A. I ..a Y    .    • a oblivion a* to their surroundings. .Such Mrrson* are always in danger in a argo city, but ut’ no time in their {w-ril *0 great a* when approaching an open bridge. The fai t that they have cros-ed there rnanv time* in safety re- ‘it is tine snpsoi l connu, ——T) HALBUR rn- Grain, lira Stick, COAL* ALDEN,    IOWA WI ne* a, IU., real. Warranted 95 TW Cent, Teal. PETER nnOR, -BRAUER IB- Live Stock, GRAIN, Seeds & Coal. ALDEN, IOWA. VIIXIAN KEATING. night, hut I expect it will storm when I get home." Mattif. Dot. what is a zebra? Dot i who ha* lieen looking into natural history for the last hour) A zebu*-Why, Mattie, it’* nothing but a funnv little horse that wear* stwipeii stocking* all over -clear ap to hi* ear*. Pap*—It no use talking. Fauna; these Sunday evening meeting* have got to lie shortened. My latest ga* bill wa- enormous. Friona It’* not av fault. It wouldii’t be half a* big if mamma didn’t come into the |>*r!or so often I lev e* their mind-of all anxiety, and 1 they frequently walk straight into the I rn or, many feet below. By far the greater jiortion of such I disaster* have occurred during the night, and since the bridge* were lighted by electricity they have notably diminished. The list of fatalities chargeable to open bridges 1* bv uo mean* so large a* might reasonably be expected. This is due to the fact that the hridge-tenders are always on the watch for catastrophes, and are thus able to cf h*et a rescue, Manv of them are pro Tided with long poles, armed at one end with a steel hook with which to catch and draw people from the water. It is to the disgrace of Chicago that the dangerous condition of the bridge* I* not obviated. That this could readily be done, no one with the smallest jot t ion of mechanical knowledge can doubt for a moment. Many plans, some of them no doubt feasible, have I teen suggested; but so far nom* of them have ever I teen adopted. What is wanted is an appliance which, a* the bridge swing* ojten, will automatically close, and that securely, the open gateway to death which at present menaces human life, The inventor* of the Went ought to think of ami solve this problem. In doing it siiccessfally, they would not only receive an auntie re w ard in atoner but confer a lasting lienefit upon humanity. Un nj Ut Bald-a in in I’liicayo Ledger. “Ti I !. me, ( bai ley,"-aid vonng Mr*. Tucker toher husband, “is that man a cannibal ?" “Certainly not. What make- you ask Much a question?" “Be-cause I heard lam say just uow that ho wa, going around the corner and -wallow two finger*." “No." sud Ona De J ay. “I don’t care much fob these temperance people, you kt.ow. hut I should nevah think of put ting an enemy into my mouth to steal away my brain- " “And if you did, said a friend of hi*, “it would be ag-ssi joke on the enemy." Lady (in tax office with diminutive pug 1 I understand that dogs have to U* regi-tered ? Tex clerk Ye*, madam one dollar. Mr*. O’FlannigRO with big boll-slog Say, mum. he - a cheatin’ av ye. He tm Iv charged me wan dollar fur this big, fume animal. HHH.***..i HF.u at the theater,* It is most remarkable to inc how that hero and heroine cun act -o vividly, like truly impasioned lover*. Theater habitue* Off the -togo those two are man anti wife. Philosopher—Yes, it’s remarkable very remarkable. THE TXLtUBlX’k HETottT. On * t*l>l*twf> nits**ag,-« Ia/f »kir by u I*, Kacli U)un<! on * 'UtTcrent way. * I in sot nit al.r. ad," the ( ;«Mt*sran) onsl, Perha|M 111 meet (.run e, to-day    , I'm tony for you an.I poor eommouplae* taaR aul, thew. you'r* not < Vier nor t'agtu , No annular Iii royalty a auUl* I ma* l.a*k. I alw aya collie forth wan lim liabt.* “Aithouah.* aaf<i (Ii* 'Olegraui, i»r( of trua, (M UMAwilni!, my fn.iwl. Iiaot^arp; luatu-r bow revolt f ami lea upou you, Heavy sui Shalf HardvarL Ptcftwt Mi Talli Miry, rinware ft Woodenware, 1 lait—I MO IM ’DOK I HEATHS STOVES I BARGES ««»■! M WSI C WILLIAM CHICAGO, IOWA ARD DAKOTA ZLaniwa-r. SkortESt, Quietest ai Only Direct Liu IRWUU ALDE!!, IOWA F1LL8* ELDORA, AND (TIK AM), MILWAUKEE AND ALL BA8TKRN POINTS. Vow‘rn only a flaalL affair. plunge, which would have meant death to the major ii v of them. His strong muscle.* aud rare {inwtiitv of mind saved them. but it aa* a ckw* call. N«*t uuauy year* ago a carriage non-(Gluing three childreu. who were beiug driven to a South Side depot to meet an expected relative, wa* Jriveu ovei the approach to the Hamsun street bridge, which nnhtrtuuately wa* ofieu, nail all three {wrtahed While the vehicle woe upon the long v isduct which croeaee the uuiuerou* railrvwal iMclu a locuutoti * * whulie beueath Arc Vee Sure Yuu know Your Age! One of the commonest mistakes made is bv people in an*w eruig a question aa to their age. You uaeet a young man who annouace* with au invitation to come and "amtIe* with turn thai he is "’JI years old to-dRV." lu a inc teen oaaea out of twenty he is, aa a matter of fact, hat JO fem al ago. He dates his age (him hi* birthday, wot from its anniversary. I have no doubt that thousands upon thousands of young mea have marched to the pull* nuder the iuiprt a*aai Uxat they had reach val the requisite ill years aud were ea lit led to vote, who were lack mg of cttueuahqi bv a year or the greater |ur( of it Ut. to at* {Hobe- U$m<Mut Jealousy. An anecdote a Inch -how* to what length* jealousy may Ik/ carried i- re-lu. d by T. A. Irollopo: We took, one morning, a little excursion to Tusculum. on which my wife rode a donkey indulging to. a very rom pc told guide. I hr- man Laew every {mint where it sa* desirable to draw rein La order to enjoy the li vely and varied views. Th;* donkey, wlj*. no doubt, knew all these limiting place* as sell a* kin ma it or, once turned Aside, from tlw path. Lu a very bu-o*e*.*-Uke fa-lnou. aud {dauteii lum-i-lf before a gate from which a ■pociallv pleA-i'ag nu th wk wa* to be -cen. Jfv wife, thinking; to plea-* the mali, said: “Hive well rour donkey know* his Immixes* He cuinc ti himself kl this lovely view, ja*t a* if he enjoy #d it." Hat the effect of her word* wa* verv startling, The man txvam* suddenly i,ni furum-Jy aug re. “No, uot he! I I know how to make ladle* aud gentlemen nee the view a sud all that ta kl l>e seen. He! he la mu a--, aud kuow * nothing I lam the guide ’ he cried, again aud agaiu “ I "he beant is an ann, I tell iou' He kaowa nothing I” lu -hor!, be was fuiiouily jealous of Ilia donkey, aud latterly tv souled the comulimeltt< |>aid to the besat * -aga city a* so much taken (rum hi* own pi a law Un- ta an adrent* case, but jealousy in it* auldest furui ut a mad, uuteavaniug i rn im I which should be strangled at it* birth. Passengers Can Save FROM S HODES TO B B .1 CHICA60 AID POUTS ON THIS UHE BT T.CELSO THIS SHORT ROCTE. CONNECTIONS AT ELDORA JUNCTION wuh. the (bu age and Northwestern Railway for Tama ( sty. Cedar Rapids, Clinton. Chicago, .Milwaukee, Dc* Moines, Council Bluffs, St Paul Minneapolis and all poinu in Dakota, Nebraska, Kan-as and the West ELDORA with the Central Iowa Railway for point* North ami South. IOWA FALLS with he B . C R 4 If. sod Lib trois Central Rahway*, for VVater-loo, Dubuque, Fort Dodge and Sious City. F>r all infOration about Freight or Passenger Hates, applv to our local agents or sddrvM the General Freight aud Paw si ager Agent at Eidsura, Iowa JOHN PO BTUI, W. B. PORTEN, (A MT. mmU f. 4 THE LATEST! ENOW BB KO ANO UOEO OY THC U. 8. GOVERNMENT. tm fOTNC mr Is Ga Mat kvO*hvG» STli HHK Kl, ;