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   Alden Times (Newspaper) - November 28, 1890, Alden, Iowa                                VOLUME XIII. -AIrDEN-10Wikr^Pftm*Yr1 ""t tiio Mtwcow pal-rncoii oMli� Guar. ' Near thaj Kromlliii ho wrih-s, U tlio.-it palace wl�o!M> iiplmidqrii lavo been, tlio thumii uf ao' mucli wrItliiR-thii loftal reitj Idenra: of the Czsrx, the lofllcUl liomu uj the antoc* rat-y. TUo older part, which, ha�" bcjin tJiii roiildoiicft- of Uio Czarjt for llvo cnntiirloi, wa� probably-biillt-by - an Italian archltpcl, althouKh It In fiill or Moorlnh n(TiTt�r Ilkn-Vimlce," and cloioly rnixmiblux the arvhltnctiiro of the Alhambra and the VuiMitla'n palaces. Fro  nuarjy like the original a� poft-gUilt% Ml thai It i� difficult to tnll which il old and which la now. The nxtorlor 'la "8>y! Jj^'.e-.w)^ RuMtlaii-palttcii^ but-laj ntonnrt-fOT^ljyTIm'BtTnnfj^nr^ ()r the npsrtmnntii wlllilii. ^ tl. In, wllli-out doubt, Xhn (hMsHt^riyuLxBsldiiniaj-ln �llH'*WHriarnorV(i Immonno a.t Iho \Vlntor I'uluco, nor so inconffriiouK, but fthur und Mohlnr In oviTy way. TowanI tho i'lithndrnI Ik thn hlxtorli'ul rr-d stalrcano, upon wliluh �umany tragic-wpnes In Ihn-iifiilory of^ Ru.hhIu liavo b�!�u enacted. It wan hi!ri> tliut the X'/arst, In old n tliniM, UM>d U> Mt In iudgmuut. liRari-ng the eomplaint*.of Ihn iieople and an iigunvluK tho itenalty tliav wan tn bo l*ald by thi- itL-cii.tod,   Oni-i> a week the Hitnri^ NcMMlTaiiiO^ Tinware ft Woodenware, COOI IHE&TIKftSfDTES I BAIOS dont� in hlR evnnttul life aa a wldlor Md cODqniiror of tho T�rta'r� and Hwedos. The ordnrx of St. Andrew and 8t. Catharine al> - the TiBual period of mounilng-upon the acCeiixlon of a new man to the tlirono before \w ran ho formally crowned. Then, be mimt rome Vo.Moscow and xpnnda certain time In. rullglouR coniGcraUoiu lieforn the ceremony can lal>e place. Afterlt Is over the f�!>tlvlH()�,bV-am)ili'. hiiBvlly i'tnbossed with gold und studdi-il with, gems. Ills robesj)f stutc, now on ! NJillii lion, were IVea/y w I ili il U-mond!'. iirurlii, and o'tYii-r prtfClous suincs. while III:, I'rbwii was a blazing niii-is iif them. |i�i(U6(UlWi^ jkatxiiwjakrar. r- ffam loaaa nagettalad on losg or aharl laaa>iilJow r�'llr�. �!.� of In- Ju�lk*,~gonrrnlly^by-chopplng-nlT-rom(rfTTOhc.'!: ottho Cm r wore surpasgtrUT W l)ody'� bond . Tho pruuint i-ntrance-ht-throiigh ,1 grand voitlbiile.and by OiMrenillng one of l1i�ri\(jHlf'!ir'nigiit� eriBi family In tlmmldst of wime stately e�ro-mony. The magnltlceiit hall of the Order uf.-iit. Ueorgc, (Mtrhaps- the finest room In the world, Is enlnrrd at onre from till' tup of the stairs, and lu-nr nne sees Inscribed In letters ot..itnldiipuu-Urti-; PKrKN THK QHKAT'S fAl.AUK. lOuirble walls tiiu name of every one who has ever" worn this most precious of -Rusaian dmoratlonsv not every one, liow-ever, to toi etart. for-twa-or-tliree-names Tiavu been erased-tho penalty of troo; aon.' , At one end of the r-ni^ss. each one being nf the value of d slave." This iwarl-edviTi^d mantle Is Htlll, preserved, apd tho ancient writer ^lld ncitoxBggomle______ -_ -ttut one guts rfmatffnlly'ttrga lifairniis maguiiiueiiee. The memory Is bewll-dornd, thb^eytrs are exhansu'd, and the niind Is In. a ferme.nt of indignation at^ the voHt^ amounts of mouuy tli&i ICivw been and still arf> wusted In this way^. when, the [xinple lue uiit only m;houll�sll somctlilug iulfresting in- the anelimt .robes-or-tlm-poiriarnhs-Hii'l- thn-mttflnrj Ihoy wore on cuaslous nf eeromony,. adorned wlili the r^irest and most valuable of Jewels, oiip I.diamond in the miter of a metropolitan of centuries ago being worth 92.'iO,ooo and a sapphire worth Sipo.ooQ, probable the llnesi. eiainple of the latter rlaHs of Jewels in tin; world. The diamonds, 'rubles, emeralds, pearls and other precious blones with which the |)ontlB<:al robes were covered are very ftnelenl,-!�omB of tliemdattnttbiick to-lh'e tenth anil eleventh eentiirles. and the other ornaments were of eorrespondlng value and Interest. I asked the priest In ehurge the value of the eutlr�! culleiHon, and he told me that it was simply impossible, for he did not believe thai there was money enough In all the universt- to replace the stones spread out. before , but there is not tine in (ircat Britain nor _aiLtUe continent which will compare In costliness or rlch-nesfi wllh-aoTcra|- keiii empty for .the ixisslblu uiie of the Czar. The homo of the Bmporor of Germany In - Berlin- is commonplace compared with tlie palace of the Kremlin, and Buckingham palace Is simply ahabby, while the White House ot WaahlnjrtOft conld bo set down In the great antiquity, have .sent embassies wltli caravans of gold to purchase them. From Nlnev�Jh, from .lerusalem, from China, from Egypt, froia Constantlooplo, tboso ancient gems have come, and liere tiiey are gathered, idle, useless fetiches, to bo gaied au~ In one of the rooms of the palace of tho holy syfibd is an alabaster yai�, ttacit as old asliiSLClirlstlaa rcllgrmi, which Is said tocoataln a portion of tho ointment with which Mary .Magdalen bathed tho feet of the Savior. This l� the clirism dent from Constantinople when the Greek church was lntroduce iBea an array of thronos. each with Its hlalory, Tho ^aa-clent throne of Poland, brought froBa WarSJtw in 183^ when that kinfdoii was annexed to the Russian empire; the thrones of Asiatic princes, which the conqneBtvof Rnssia have made vnssala of tho Czars; tho thrones of the ancient Mongols of tho golden horde that overran Russia In prehistoric times; an Ivory throne uf Paleologos. wonderfully.csrvcd; a gorgeous chair of the Hhab of Persia, blaxing with diamonds; thrones thait btn longed to tho sultans of Turkey, captured In war, and tho'lbrones of tho Urcok ein|ierors Basil'and Constanltne, sacred relics, perhaps the only ones in >h� .ni. i'ilun that came honestly here, lu the nuxt room is a collection of coronation robes, including ono 1 have re-j-loTTWl-tor'and-tW�r-of""CSlherine IBo Great, which was so heavy with Jowejs, coetiy furs, gold and silver laco that it required twelve chamberl�ina to c*rry the tralu. Each Czar and Cxarina have new robes made for tijeir coronation, and when -the ceremonies are over they are placed lu this treasury. Those of tho present Cl^f and Czarina are the jtBHilost of tho lot, and weiu m>U� lit griiater,hlMorlci�Laud tiiBnoliiry ralno~ tlie ehrauicle of the empire,JtcBt-Its origin, written in erott-ns and thrones and arms. Uere aro Jewels and gold and silver plate repreDeiitlUK a valuo of tO0O,000,- -^DiicaiileJraTwpiii, atUUed wlthr^dia-anr-one-ptwlnoh vfould be .�Ut;^dlawnl�l;thpwwer.�^^ 111mmuirii witfeitbia ana'piw^" eloiia lioaM: ooronaUpn robea ol all tha CiMn, for aaeh nuit have new onea, aa ,-t/Ai.'wUi&^&4!/ . .4..,. 18�3 t cloth ot gold and siiver-bullloh wire as flue MjAUcano-aacloaely-woven In beautiful brocaded designs. They are nut decorated like thn old ones, but the two outflta cost nearly ono hundred thouiand , doUara.  All   the gnnnenta WO, y�o i�ail(aiT�tlott|0| a  �AoM�iMtM'w�h^fct^^^ atjiorcdronatroB ftbih her ttbcklhga' lO hartaairplaa-ar* preserved.  'Baiiaa u( mi I^Fraaov-aarextenSra' vaatigatioBa 1mm. lad to tha ooBolaaiMt-�k�k th> liiJSiiii ot eoma wntTaaM"   

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