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   Alden Times (Newspaper) - October 17, 1890, Alden, Iowa                                 VOLUME XIII.  ALDEN IOWA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1890.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY  ;;:,„rrrs:L“ b ““  ^obiimabm. a cHTmca-^rn— .r^  WM «*  (taad ar.  toe al 7 o'etoe  Bandar Reboot ii lim awry J-    ormrj    Thur.dajr    ir«i  8HP80H I GODSOE ' u:x  'musk Selkirk.  —DKAIJttff DI——  Grain, Lite Stock,  NUMBER 30.  otherwise known as robin  SON CRUSOE•  •* lOiJ n rlmk a «. Run ar S boul inaKlMil; attar morning tarries*.  ** M. CHtTBCH-Rev. J. W r or »yth, Pastor •srrtme avary Monday a* ll o cloak an aal ..... 2.P:.. C1 y «—tint at lo o'clock a rn.  Prayer ma.ti n g .rrry Tuaadar •ad I tmredar aranlaga.    '  COAL,  ALDEN,    IOWA.  SOCIETIES.  ■Amay DODO*. No. IM. A. F A A. M . Jul a. aal la regular common leat ten on th* fridayor bafor. lh* mn ,noo«. at Ma. "•‘I-    <®»a    Viaiting    braibran ara  a  IfiROBA,  IU., foal, Warranted 9ft Cwt FmL  w Al aL!ll!! S3P1S1I * Wn  SNADIHO BOOM-Barmnod Building Open ararr tar and ■ •ag, Monday amoaptad yearly tubarrlp “ , -.7“^ .“’t ' * Fairy . Proots oaf, IxHti. Taylor. Secretory  [ttJW VOT)at. Ro. It*. I. 0. O. F. —Mooli “-TTj Wadaaaday araning at tHley* ital! JI    * r ® frd'ally Invited to at  A. R M. Jooaa, IWN-ratat T   Uj.DR* LO DIIB. Ro KB. A. O U. „    ,...   >u *" ar malting* aaooad and A Ta aa.tar arati Inga of rarh month.  Ut*iig mal—*- —  H B I  *5^1. *2 aurdtall r IDT I tad to at-Hoff, lf W,, J, Turn ii a*o a, Br  . dikiuo i/nxin*. no *u. it «* p m##uh«  Aba A Boa a aaA iKtaA    -    —____a  -    -  -------It,    r*v» I. ^  drat aad third Ta radar •venine* of  flail. Vialling Ko uh ta nl-  nth in I'Uey a Hall tfa welcome. M J if, K. of m. and A  Evaar. C. C. F. S.  IU A BK I. BU BRT,  Atturn*, tag CaaiMflar at Law. Prompt alto nil,in gl' rn toorllart Ona Off na  PETER WUU,  DBAXiBB DI-  Live Stock  GRAIN,  Seeds & Coal.  a—....... i*iil    a    ft    »»•    -•...-'•iw'HBii    xwxrrm   Dro *“ • * U,T *- Alden. Har 1.0  suety. Iowa.  I Allan  hw*  r VKISBIR. M. D.  RXfdtUi naS Bnrgaoa,  Kaattng't Hard vara  Iowa Oma* orar  T. J. RICK,  BARBER ARR HAIRDRESSER.  Agama for JTmttmu* ItoamMI. U M 0#r .  , of iSagart, IIL  CW.,  J    *** m,h ‘P    t>k«ta. and can bring  four ftb-uils.-r ar od thorn Alway* rowdy to giro nfa, m»uon. T. J. BIO*. Aldan. la.  alden, iowa  WILLIAM KEA TISO.  Healy and Shelf Hardier*  ring al Tim Cattan,  Tinware A Woodenware,  UM larroet and Baaot atoe* ag  3001 I SEA TIRO STOVES I BARGS  la Ba aarbrt  J.  A. BUTTON,  ALDEA, IOWA,  Rotary PWHic, Beal Enate, Loan  EN MUHA IS* CK AGENT.  Farm lo ana negotiated en long or thor* *1 [ow rat** of IntsfHt.  ,  A J**«® **•* bl Improved and unimproved I no do for aal#.  CHICAGO, IOWA AND DAKOTA  Mortal, Qoictot ad Only Direct Lim  BtTWBBB  ALOES, IOWA STALLS, ELDORA. AMR (HIL A GO, MILWAUKEE AXD ALL EASTERX TOIXTS.  Passengers Can Save  FROM  rn* ail IO*. la  MKSECKETS TWTI NVMI  ¥ N variably prmMvaaad I ba Sam* reefer la Cl ML aaa UgqocnaUe* cloop laalb. tee** Wets and rang lama. fay and try lf yon ,r« aaa alroady aalaglL  jlBliiMlliMMiS MUhALBB    SMS~^D    I    MB    HBHH  ■ MNBn FICI nVBQJ  HOURS TO 5  BETWLIUf  CHICAGO ANO POINTS OI THS UK  •ail*" tba high aal Momnuil arn-, .bota. ria Weep effect, re. rat aanAaiilr tartelkte.poxrfer —it Urn n .I,. . and I awillaaallal «...  tilt. IIIKSMIU, FISI BB ll, Biti TBBK.  CfiNROCOBaWW  NOTARY PUBLIC,  ■hi Bn* aoectifl oi Hamel  AGENT. ALDBf, ....  finn md Town Property  BT TAtUBO  THIS SHORT ROUTE.  TI,* Tm. sinrv of lh* Ural ('aalaway A tar} IMdarenl Thing I min ll. r<M> a Tale la ara.ling Parla Aln.im th* I .laud of J nan farnamlai  I ail th*' thoii*4ii<Ja cf hnta who hgve rvid t!i.- rnrhant-ingpngi - of “Ikibin ritaia*, ” tiler* t* |»n»li*h!y not oho a iio liga not gaki-il I" it tm* •’ And it ia alan pmhaliie that not one out of Inn I lion.a od who A»k«'«| I hi 11| Ile.I Ion received an apprr.f-fmatch I n ti* 111 gel 11 aii.wcr.  To gritlft my o vt ii t iirio.lt). I bate made cotiaid-crahb- re .c a r i- Ii    ,  a monk' r**< ordi abn h re I ate to Aie\a»*4l*» { Selkirk.    nlioae    Military *njotlfTi    i  upon    lh*    Inland    of Juan Fernandei!  fiirnl.h.ul tho nite|eii« for the moat fatnon* tale of adventnrr whit h the world ha. ever re at I, and > an lint think Hut man) who hate a.kul the rn-che. the q beet loti, how much of Koblnuin j Cru-MM) la trull.’ atli lool lf»t*rf*at and t pleasure in a brief atat*mentof Hie fact*  •if lh* 1  .trange career of lh* setdii.h nallor who .cried a* Hanlel la f.„ . “original" Hobin*on ('rnana.  Selkirk’s birthplace wa* In the 11!<• .ca|K»rt town, I .argo, , mint' of I de Scntland. and the rear of Ida birth IO. and hero he .(lent the fir-’ thine, , <• .• - ♦ of hla life,  Aceordlng lo an anele a Seutti-li .n-per.tltlon. a »«<venth anti, (torn withog| an Inieriening daughter, wa* Imund to  be a fat mite of fate. and would l»ceotne a v Iva I man Aa lh* < lr imatai ■ e. of  Alexander** birth met ill tho r><iMffe- j meni' of the tradition, it u not *Tang«* that Mr* s«'lkirk '< 1  rclly nur-ed largo IntpM f«»r her 'fvrnth lad. uotwilh'tand-lug the fart that her bu.band Jthii. a hard, praetkal and liigb-L’nt|ier< 4 obi shoemaker, held aitch *lr**mii» to la- non* w-iim*. and detertnilted that Alexander should settle down to the shoemaker'' l^nch. and learn a unlet, honest trikde *i bn* Alexander ai d bl* future Inn ame a bone of contention lietw.cn the bard. unloving, and Munetfme. criitd. old I Scotchman and to. gentle, shrinking wife, whose heart wit. full of dr>am« for ber pet son  This unfortunate .tale of family feel*  ! log could have but one re.ult ll made Alexander dt*obcd1, ut, to ad*!Tong, and d i won ten Ut! with life and al) Ila w hole-*0Me restraint* aud occupation* aud made him determined to bn ak awa) and enter upon the gr< at ran cr before him.  ll) the time Alexander real hod tho age of nineteen, he had acquired a fair knowledge of reading, w riting, anthine-tic, and considerable Information cerning navigation, together Witt, a weft merited reputation for being a wild bo).  In England and Scotland tie records of the churches were carefull' kepi and preserved, and In the I*rp*byiertan Church, In which John Selkirk we an "•'Ider," Is the follow mg entry:  “Angust rn. lim. Alexander Sci* eralg, son of John Snlcraig. Elder, cited t*» appear bcfon- the scion for lnd«-dent rondiiet in rhnrch.“  This “Indei pnt condrtrt" aeemR to hate been laughing aloud. Two day* later another entn was made  “August :7th*. Alexander S. leraig called out: did not app, .ii. haring gone to sea. ti mu a and unUl hie r*,turw “ the citation appears to have been thorough!) outlawed for. according to an old Scottish narrater  to secure another ▼****!. Thl* he did. She was called the Cinque Fort*, aud was officered as follows; “Charles Dickering. Captain; Thomas Ntradllng, Lieutenant; Alexander Selkirk. Sailing Master.*  The treachery of Pulling, and the de-  asTmiohffi!     I,OT *     ,h f'     ,h     '     w     ^ Nwtly. to- Tiondoo, alum* it hi supposer!  •el might return, tormentexl by all the the-, lived tether ontll Jr A-th t» • ujw*rstltlons ronrernlng spirit,,nd -pee*  i:2 * Franca r* r ^is. a fashionable  s «*«-»: mw i.irr  lay rn hirh r*-.lilted, esu.ed Dampler to nil., the > upturn of • ei lain S|.anlsh galleons. with their millions of treasures. which he bud planned to take at Buenos Ayre, all exinecrned In the expedition w. («> pi ah a re in the spoil*. in ac- ..flan,*.- with their station. Mn. re* ult of I tam pier . quarrel made tin crew d i .sat I .lied with his manage-  P-r». with which tho sailors are famlthsr.  Not until his forces were srell nigh n~ haustcd would he quit the hew h and take fiwwl other than sea lion flesh and clama, which be could get ow the thor-The exhaustion which followed thl* feaful 'train seemed ta tame and quiet Ids wild spirit and bring Into hi* whole after-life a gentlenc who ti had been entirely wanting before  An Invoice of his prr*»c.s|fTTi' shows him bi have taken from the *hip “l»*d* ding. clothing, a firelock, a pound of gunpowder, bullets, flint and at eel, several pound* of tobacco, , hatchet, a I. nits.-a kettle, a flip cpu, a BMO.*, soma books on devotion and on*- or two books on navigation, and Nome mathematical Instrument*. •  Ile built himself two lint* of pimento wood, and one narrative, wk authentic, however, gives a description *•< Kiss eave, which I. not mentioned lo the moat tr catwort by account.  Selkirk round an abundance of trop-i- al fruit* on hi* island, and also numerous rat*, rat*, and goats hut BO plages.  For nearly two rwar* Selkirk kept quite clou*!* to the twaeh and waP-he*l for a friendly sail; hut gradually he became more and more content with his .olitary Jot. and found a Joy In the quiet round of the days, which ho .pent In « ha.lug the wild goats and <lome*tieating them. t iming «»t*. adding P» his com forts, reading hts Bibb*, and praying  woman, ram* lo Largo to prove her righf to NeBnrk’s property. under » will, dated Dee. F» 1750, abr also proved her marriage with Selkirk, and  ut wow at ma Mvortowa  his death. In r72Y. on hoard tho Weymouth. of which he was Lieutenant, lf • ny render of this sketch should chan ow to be in Edinburgh, bo may, by going to th. “Museum af th* Nortety of AatByna-lira,“ H4*a the ohest whlrh odhufaad Alexander SeikIrk'* sole poaaeaaloitg when he was set wa his Island, and also th# c«"t>anut shell which there served aa bit drinking cup. The Udaad baa slues* bawn pSHipled with Spanish colonists, de***. lau d by an earthqaake, used by rhlll a# a convict colony, arni is now (lese rf ad. but as beautiful as the most charming s< enc* des.-ii bel In the Ideal “lhg>in*oa t ruwic. *    I’oguR.r f BiaeBT.  •laxava, IU.  RSIm'} BarxoliMi. Klparlm—t.  At Ogds>D. N. J., there rn a moas of iron era a mile long standing ;arpen-d leu I ar and extending into the bowels of the earth to great but unknown  ah*, sam! to contain severui hundred ob loos of magnet <c material. .Va <be violent *tormn ami upruahe* in th# •un produce diHturbancew of the earth’s magnetism, which are reoorde.1 at various observat.trtea, it has occurred to Mr. Edison that the strength of tha •Olar disturlmnce, a* exert.wJ on our planet, coaid lie increased enormously bv using a vein of magnetic iron ore, and running anmnd th.' UmU of ore •everal miles .if wire, firming an inductive circuit, into which powerful elee-s ^ii* enrrents would b** thrown by any uisturliauce of th.* rtdk 4 magnetism.  By tb»* use of lnatriimeotN every change, he *»T», “couW be recorded, and bv tba use of the tele) hone all  Mu  TOM BALM AVD Bm  JANIK OF ALDEN,  HU BXBJMALL k SOI, Aldan, Hardin Countv, Iowa*  (CHANGE BOUGHT and SOLB  IOBERT HOLMES.  ■—IHI AT (ft or-  CONNECTIONS AT  ELDORA JDHCTI0X with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway for Tama City, Cedar Rapid.*. Clinton, Chicago, Milwaukee, Des Moines. Council Blufla Bl* Paul, Minaaapolie and all pointe ta Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and the Waal  •pent the next six tear- ..miring Southern sea* with buccaneer*, who were • vort of •eml-lcgallxed pirates.  But when he did return Alexander made up In rn I .cond UC I for all time h>*t during his abs.' Bee. Ile quarreled will. a half-wlitcd brother and |HHind.-.l him with a .tick. For this he was sentenced by the s«-**ior,* .,f the church to stand up and face the whole .'.abbath congress lion of the church a* humiliating  raent of the expedition, and .it the Island of I-c (.rand, what** the ve.-ieHi put In for repairs and suppifc ». nine of tho in. n desertcij But this was not the worst misfortune. Pickering, commander of the! ti).,no Port*, did her*-, and wa. sue-ceded by Lleulcnant siradlitig. who was cordially hated by th.- entire crew.   „ ... To add lo the general discontenL  s; cl-  Alexander J drcimcd thai lh.* Voyage was to Im*   1  aught  ELDORA with the Central Iowa Raft wsy for points North and South.  IOWA FA 1X8 with the B., CRAN.  sod Illinois Central Railways, for Waterloo, Dubuque. Fort Dodge and Sloan City  For all inforalion about Freight Off  a mss a aa swam tm D ^ A _ _   I  a    a  Passenger Rates, apply to our locaTageatk or address the General Freight andPas-  •snger Agent at Eldora, Iowa.  iOHWPowre*.  Horn’!  W. •. PORTKJI,  a. -  ^PERFUMES  nr tbs--  K ABMfl Aff pri fiWffPW I  arf rwarWmBlo I  ■ DOUSSAN’81  Sweat South  aba a nos do.  imber,  :k,    *—  Cement and Lime,  hiss gin  ■ KACH es CUTS.  LTXMX HWli ""pHBSimT I  —7n n ■UnnBl  :■  Bl'  juass.mm^m  mnn rxmoiH  punishment a. k  the church dignitaries to infltct ilium a young man  new how of spirit  Rut young Selkirk took this bitter medicine with brazen stoicism. This was In November, iroi: and tho next year found him In England, booked for sea under the standard of I lam pier, Ona of the most celebrated character* In all the annals of buccaneering.  France and Spain were then at war with England and other northern countries, and Dampler secured permission from the crown to prey upon French and Spanish merchantman and colonies. Wealthy London gentlemen furnished him with two twenty-six gun vessels, Fame and HL George. Dampler had associated with him a man named Pulling, who wa* to command tho former vassstr  Just ss they were ready to set out upon their plundering expedition, Pulling and Dampler quarreled, and former  I Dampler quarreled, and laughed at r ■wiled away, to unknown _ fog  lut n v  nr« Fame, and left Dampler staid by bls  I ll* fate* and In tho*.- days dr. ..ins counted for much more than they do now, After some three months of bootless and st-rm-toased 'ailing, the Cinque Porte put Into a bay of the Nan.] of .loan I - rnandex to wood and repair The discontent among the crews ran high, and woald probably have resulted In outright mutiny while on the Island. had not a French vessel hove in tight In the bitte and confusion of glv-lng lier cha..', li'o or six of the -ador* who had strayed Into the Interior of the I.land were left behind, but Selkirk wa. not one of them.  After a severe engagement, the French nreirhai.rman managed to . scape. They turned about and were going lo put Into the hay at Juan Fernandes again, when they discovered two Immense French vessels, heavily gunned, at anchor there.  The pirate crafts lost no time In putting leagues between them and the French vessels and the six of their ow n men whom they had left behind.  After this the Cinque Ports bad varying fortunes, until 'he again dropped anchor at Juan Fernandez, September, 1704, to find that four of the men whom they had left behind six months before had Iwen raptured by the French, and the other two had 'pent xix months In the wild pleasure* of .cal and goat hunting, fishing and indolence, living on tho abundant fruit* of the Island.  While these men had been enjoying innocent <-a'e and a life devoid of t are, as their account of their sojourn pictured. Selkirk had Ik-.-h besot by wars “without and within,” nod When not in the mid.! of -w-ene;. .if bloodshed, he had boon engaged In a bitter feud with hi' brutal commander, aud surrounded by the strife, and di'tenslons of the rrew In a rn>.meut .rf blind and desperate longing to escape from all this strife, -Selkirk s'ked to be left behind, with hi* scanty effects, upon the Island.  But no sooner hod his request been granted, and the ship shoat to hoist anchor, than a full sense of hts folly and the maddening realization of his desolation ami peril came over him. and he cried and entreated arith outstretclied hands to be taksa aboard. One ii ara tive says that he oven rushed Into the sea as far as he could go. and stood gating out after tha retreating ship anti] the darkness began to settle down about him; and that as the vessel set sail, the revengeful t4tnulling stood on deck and   1  the.! al poor Selkirk S calamity.  day* the half-crazed . sea chest gad bundles on  aloud.  Although he several tun td^ht of a .ail ti{'(ii the distent horizon. only two 'hip. over dripped anchor in his harbor prcvhma to bu .leliverwn- e which occurred at 9 o’clock on the afternoon of January 31, 17oo. These .'aim were both Spanish vessels, aud wouig have carried him into a fearful slavery had he lw<«n indiscreet enough to have matin known hi* presence twfore satt.fy lug himself of their nationality.  But despite hi. caution, he wa., «*i 011c of the*.' occasions, discovered and chased, and would probably have hem taken had It nut l«-.-u for hts superior swiftness of f»*d.  On the 31 st of January, 170U, after Selkirk had teen bo the Island four year* and about three months, he watched the ships, the Duke Ami the Duchess, ride into hi* little hartww and send boat* ashore. He knew the men to  sounds produced 00 Mw- san would be heard on our planet.” He 1*. armrd  Bt, erecting telegraph pole* on ewch. of the Ogden ore hill, .hi which lie bx coiling aa insulated wire manv time* around the whole area where the earths magnetic line*, leave the iron mountain and extend into apace. The two en.is .rf the long wire will be taken into hfc oLmttrvaiiuo .tatmn And connected with the r.weiving telephone From every |*>int .rf view —jmetie. spiritual and .« i.-ntitle- thi. pmmiiuw to Im* .xx.' of the most thrilling ex pen noente ever made It- *Hcc*s-.ful coo doctor will be able to listen to the awe-inspiring mnb aud roar of the *un a mountainous billow. ,,f fl r „ ^ they splutter forth in inconceivable fury from hie cyclo].can furnaces What a Hermon will be pres- lied into the receiving instrument! A voice Dom the central orb of our planetary svhtem type answering to anti tjj** ' thundering forth the eternal | ow er and (iod-haa.i of Him whom the Chriatiau pulpit, often too feebly for our dull .ara, prix lamia “the Light of this world." From a ash en title j-oint of SS View the value .rf tho* exjiennient mar lie immense.  Wiw rn  be Engl itll men, and h ae tewed to we! rome them. At first they arere shocked by hi* strange appearance, but soon learned his story and took him aboard the Duke, uc which Dasapier, whose great expedition had tarwed out disastrously, was acting aa pFaa. On I Da rapter'*    reconuendation Selkirk  w as appointed mate awd gained a fortune from the Spanish venae la w tech fhey captured In the next four years  in 1712 he returned secretly to Largo and was sitting In the old church when discovered fey hi* aged ami devoted; mother, whoa* affection wa* lei strong lo be »uppr#”UMvd, even in Mw gaze of tfc* i whole klrkful of neighbors.  Li|M»li| I’m. an mfd aa Hr.  Portrait.  A portrait of the late John Taylor, w ii*.L J. R. Smith haa on exhibition in hi* store, attracts many visitors datlv. and ha* caused a great'deal of dieouV aion. The portead form or Iv reeled on the mantelpiece at Mr. S'mitb’a real . ten ce at Mount (.Hive. Daring « heavy ! storm, a lightning dash struck it The frame was demirflshed, but the ti ash j left on th., portrait a clearly defined picture of an aagel with outstretched wing* overshadowing Mr. Taylor's bes.t, the Arma encircling his nook, and the right hand holding a bunch .rf , Howera. The pose of tha angel sug^  Seats protection and beoediotion The ark line sliewinw the lightnang’n jour nev along the card board turns abruptly just above Uke face of Mr. Taylor, giving the spectator the idea that the an gel changed the lightning’s course.  Supe rat Aiolis people eenaider it a* an indication Mum Mr. Taylor is in heaven, but Mr. Smith explains the ph.uioiaeo.Mi by saving that th*- picture of an angel, exrwtlvlike that whioh ap pean* so the Taylor portray, was >0 the bm* of a photograph near bv U„ bebe*ee that by some electrical freak the picture </ the angel woe photographed ore* the pertrait. Th* affair, however, ha* caused a great xh-al of ooaament, and people for mile* around or me to see the picture —Atlanta Con-  Bs law arrant *>i IntnUoM  Hammy had i-eea told that if be would be gwd he might g.> into the next room and take a look at his new baby brother  Here, In hi* aaUratewa^Selkirk lived xxprouu*e.l aud we* admitted, for sortie three years, 'pweding iuodA of I    ^. r s ? ru *  moIDeut *  lo, ’hing in  his ti nm In solitary ramble- ation) the * lleuc * **  tllM  diminutive mor*al of hu wildest Hen»Bah glens in bis country or I “““‘J*  ftn d tb«n he freml hi* mind  .--... est!    >    I    don’t know what they're going to  call yon, bab,'’ he said. “LOT I know I    ____________had everything fixed for gain* ttflun’  lot all of hts rambles, however, were to day, bait dug an’ everything, aud entirely solitary. He occaslciaally fell in now you’ve oome along and spoiled tho ,*A *  la! * ^  jlr UjndUi* Iva moth- - whole programme. I call it a dug on cr * cow^ and finally fell In k>vq with her, J ama 11 piece of business. That’s ahab and persuaded her to go with him, I I call IL"    ‘  — Ka —    «»■  1  wuinry, u|j  In sailing aion* along the rugged .horn •bunning human soetetr and sighing fur  th^ solitude of his peaceful Isl.’  ' .  im.   

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