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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-Rmtaloek�. 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 ISoorted themselves with cards and played "old sledge" or "stud-poker until one or other participant got up dead broke or the affair ondeil la a general fight. Ujion the hurricane deck some leading spiiit would stand in oomiuand of the vessel, while another covered the pilot with a pistol or riHo and compelled him to �teer the craft subject to the whim of tba bigge-it dovij, who waa in oomiuand. Below one or two aat mroand the engine-raom Md "pertnAded" the engineer Biid atolun into aabmiMioQ. Ou these oooMiow the BUfMint of ateam was UMi IkMMiitty ooBlMllod by the ca-" lirtha Wton, ia the Imt fairly -fairib.tka vaMr. KvaiyortMr ar^^giriiia^ HKIZINIl A KTHAMllfiAT. facture was not suppressed until a long time after cveryboily knew as well as the ofhcors themselves that the counterfeit was manufactured somewliere up the stream. The "Big Sandy dollar," as the counterfeit was denominated, was as common as its more legitimate brother from the mint at Washington or New Orleans along the Ohio vallov, and it was claimed openly, and I Ijclicvo frecinontly ndniittini to tliis day by the older people, that the "Big Handy dollar" confaincil as much silver and was as handsome a jiince of money as the genuine. Even long after the discovery of the coninckers' den in the mountain tlu' tiopiis dollar remained in circulation. To ae(�nnt for this the writer has been often told that the counterfeiters had discovered a vein or mine of silver in the mountain. Across the Btat* of Kantneky, throti^li the northwestern part, is a laag range of monntainona oountry flUed with foreata and lined by a densa growth of underbrush. Through this dense forest there are paasea which are known like every trail and road to its dticens. Many of these passes are narrow de01ea, where two or three men with Winchcaters can keep back a regiment, and it is through thega paasea that the many escapes from the olBceri are made. It is a well-known fad that for many year* a large band sfbortv-thteveiTlias preyed upoiT the people of Kentucky, Indiana, Tenne�> 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, carrici>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 Bharpshoeut 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 roi)-erty and told him he might go on, but advised him to go lini'k, as Im- would be nioro apt to find the devil than tiod in these mountains. The speculator was cleanetl out and started back afoot and advised never to attem|it to come into that country again, and I don't 1m>-liove he ever did. This is the character of the oountry --\tild, mountainous and almost ini-j)enetrable, and thinly jiopulatcd by a )een often." "How was lhat'i'" "Well, I wont up to a socdy-Iooking party with a red nose-the' reddest nose you ever Haw--and struck him for a diinu to get a drink. You know a drinking man will give you money to get a dram where ho wouldn't give you a cent to buy a meal. Now that's whore' I made a mistake. The old cock was a Prohibitionist, and instead of potting, up a atake he had me run in for a v8(, and for six montha. I have actually been at hard labor. It'a tough, though, for a man to bedeeeiTed in hia eatiiaateof hnman nature that way, XJ tall yoo."-rtrre HmuU Sxpna*. "The sleighs of those davs lindbacks that would roach bIkjvc tiie heads of anylKjdy ridinif, and tho seats were a kind of l>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