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Alden Times (Newspaper) - December 26, 1890, Alden, Iowa ^ •AxnTs^Tnurtscs H4hbMh ■ ft I I to JI # clach ft m PraMblK ftTftff ■JWhtei ftt • a. ta moory «»tt iTorft.lft. ...n 8BP80* A COOSm —— DRALRBR CT-...... Grain, Un Stock, PEOPLE WHO HAVE "TRAVELED ON THEIR MUSCLE.'* Urn twat it v> * right angle Then wrapping a handkerchief about it* broad upper end, he held that end In hi* left hand, and. with th* right appliod ta th* OSSMAN LUTHRA A N CTTHIIOU - Barrie •• nor? SUtli ai IO Al o'clock a. a Basis? COAL, Sewiathla# About *lroft| Man of th* Ha* Kaahlad M»nntftli«nht th* Pa bilo. I* Plwu >rt«l How ■ aa ally Hr laura Saluda M K natal? artar mom log i I'M trill ll lt»* c. r. Kirk, I*Autor •f**1***    Hadar    alii    o'cfcwl    a rn aal uA>    ^>iW*t tn* ** 10 " *lrtek a m alden, IOWA. •*«? Tua.d.f •OOtETRE •ADJ ART LO DOS. No. HH. A. PAA. M will aaa ta rafnta? oommaalcatloa ob tho rn 22Ln5ST^S w l5* !?u ®ob" “ *■* —K    AM an. Iowa. VfaiUsx brathr*u ar* **£*#ItvHsAta attend, a. L I w M , ll W <>nekrt. narrater?. Winona, III., Coml, Warranted §6 Pe? Oat. hrL ALDIN LIBHART AND WADING ROOM - Bnii<>t,>A ^i** •**» <t«* m.1 laster asse— Hmm Ii .-aata Mia.  __ MIM LatUa Tailor. Nar rater? ALDEN LO DOK No r aal ad    Taal!? .nt.erip r * S. Pa rf?. Pratidaai, PETER TAYLOR, —dealer in- Vteiui IIM__________ • A- M J awa. Narrater? atOti#?*# Md. I O O P. Maata all? larltad teat Wateaada? ai-nu^ al Uila?» Hall A LD SN j^OtKlB, No in A 0 0 W -Maata . Hag a I ar naaattuga aaaond and aramina* of aacb rn. mil All »«H»ail? ttj7tud"to ai teatd s. C. Baa an, MW    * ~ awd av J. Tumlibftuu, Ka Maa'Jbga DI HI OO LODODR. No WI, B of P tha drat awd third Tnaada* awning* of aa. h arnatta In DU*?« Hail. vittling KaUhte ai-wa?# wateoma M J. Iv na?, C. C. P. K Pwaar, S. of A and A Hark j. rr it RT. Attern*? Md raamalar at Ina Pmmrt attention g1»sn to cell# "lion* OW.ow Mer I Un a tiro a na hu.r# Aldan. U«rlm fount?, iowa. Live Stock, GRAIN, Seeds & Coal. P r REMBIS. M P. Pkfiieiaa ated Sargaoa, Iowa. Ofllc* ow Koala#'* Hard van ALDEN, IOWA. Aldaa St ora T. J. RICK, BARBIS AND HAIRDRISSIR. CHICAGO, IOWA AND DAKOTA 1 /Va Tetanal MaamAUr Hmm awA Orr~ »Cb . of D'wpoii. /ll. I aaa Mil "tsaiwahlp tic*wu and can hrrng four frteada or Mad th«ai Alna?* ma.I? to Eire Infer matt ow.    T. J. BICK. Aklsc, la. J. A. BUTTON, ALDEN, IOWA, Stories!, Quietest ail Dull Direct Hoe BETWEEN ALDE*, IOWA FALLS. ELDORA. AXD CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE AXD ALL EASTERX FOI X TS. Mary Piffle, Bai Estate, Loai Passengers Can Save KROM INNURANCK AUBNr. 3 HOURS TO s or ahort Parte Iowan b«e*Hated on lew rata* el lateroar. A tars* Bat of Im pro rad and UAlap roved loads far ante B OTWCX# CHICAGO ap POINTS ON THIS BT TAK I.NU I MTO RY repeal* Itself, and thor* Is riddling now tinder tho sun," remarked a whII* |»ost®d literary gentleman lilt the presence of Un writer tint long atm**' “Th* fashionable* of London have Juat found OUI Unit Lhi' frau of strength p* r-formcd by th* mod-rf * rn Saniaon in that V metropolis *r* th* flimsiest of tricks. m- It I* Ilk* toms of our recant Inven-■    Hob a They *r* !>sa*d on theories and principle* oh! aa I th* Greek*. Anti Nam ane1* wonderful • performance* are all prodlratcd on th* employment of the properties of tho mechanical power*." Ho might have got,* further.* and elal met! that r*am*on vat a mer*, imitator, fur a rn a* orch back a few cod* ; It)des develops sand wry inter* Ming facts regarding tho wecaik-d *trong men of the world Tin* original hihllral Hannon wa* tho | true man of mil* i<*. Everybody I* familiar with the i arryme off of the gat** of liar*, (he breaking of the Ifou * jaws, tho deduction of th* temple. From Hamson'a time down to tho third eau* tory min* marvelous feat-, of Strength I might bo reenrderl In the arena and on the haiti*-field, hut Klrmu*. who lived in til* reign of Aureliu*. Iii th* third century, I* the hr-t mun who "traveled on hi? mu*ele" In a profemonal way. Ilia : great Specialty wa* th* iu?taining of an anvil mu Iii* brewst a* he lay pron rat*. ; upon which Iron wi* forged in jrt-forming thl* feat. Flrtnu* Dsted Iii* feet aud * boo Ider* again*) *ome «ii|iport, so a* to form an ar b of hi* body. Tho nest emulator of Delilah’* victim wa* Joy en, of Kent. In 1703, lie eleetrt-[ tied Kngland with hi* prodigious strength, by drawing against bort** said lifting enormoit* weight*. Ile wa* . known aa the “m cond Hauuuju. " hut bi* j performaneea were erratic and crude, and It wa* hi* aoccemior Iii thl* line who wa* the first to give *y*tem and *eienci* to Iii* exhibition* of mim ic. John ('barie* Van E>-iith*ff wa* the name of till* prodigy. .,nd Iii* feat* have gone Into history, a* they excited flu- attention and Interest or the *a\ant« of ; Hum pc at the time he llv.d, He wa* a native of Anhalt, and to ail appearance povM-.Hed only average strength, lie wa* of medium *lw*. w<-ighed alxjnt no iHiuud*. and vert won mnvhared th nth ii a i * I in tut 4 itvia t loan angular point. r end. twisietl Uke a serow. 1 It did not luke long for the ftrientMt* Ui discover the trl. k of Bckchcrg** dev-terlty They de. Iil.-d that Iii* feats de-'pended mainly on the natural strength of the hone* of the pelvis, with Ii form* This la quit* a difficult feat, because th.. muscle* which separate lh'- arm* borl-rontally from each other are not so strong a* those which bring them together. Topham could break a rope In two that was two Inches in circumference, partly wound around a cylinder four Inches in diameter. He fastened one end of the rope to a ‘trap that went around one shoulder *nd broke the rope in two. He could also lift a ‘tone weighing eight hundred pound* with his hand* only, banding on a frame above ll and taking hold of j frame on which the stone lay. On thl* feat “dentist* have based a relative view of the strength cf Individual*. a* follows:    The    strength    of weak men I* HS pound*, of very strong min *00 pound*, and of professional strong men double tho last amount. -Hilly" Taylor, the watt-known Chicago new.paper man, used to perform a trick with the “night gang," when new* wk* ‘lack. that w;n wont t*> rpj'tify lounger* about police headquarter* Ile would He at full length on a news- j nailer .pread on the Ho >r and direct four "titer* to place their fiireflngef* One under hi* right .boulder, a second under ' the left shoulder, and the two others ! each their finger* under Iii* »nkle. Til.-) would then lift him. and with no effort they could raise him four feet from I then grand. This is a very "Id feat It I* chron* , fried by the scientist* of the seventeenth century a* remarkable and inexplicable a* relating to the strength <>f the Inman * frame, It wa* iir*t jierformi-d by a heavy weight man lying on two chairs, Iii* feet resting tm VMO- and hi* na- k on the other. Four person* found It extremely dlffii ult to rn-' hi* dead weight Coom of Aettoa.    , “Ton ought to bara that fellow is front of jour atoro arrested " “Why 7" "Why? Don't Jon aes he'* naintiluM jour nome in big black letters?’* Tm paying him for that.'' ^ es; bat he's blackening jour nimai just the tame.'’ Nee Nnlloiu of Orwin Mi v. Mi** do Hnb And thooe dear little squirrels that noorted under the hedgw hest summer, whens ara the?now? Mi*# Kuntie Ob. they're holed nib for the winter. Mite de Hob I'gh! Mr dear, year notions of grammar make me shiver. I presume you mean held t»|». •I H#r. ont, my A PurrHbm tor Mother Are Jon going dear? Daughter—Tea, ma; the Physical Improvement Society meets thi* afternoon. Mother—Well, I wish von woald ’top in nomewhere and buy me ii broom. Maud- von are. ftewted IHM Enemy. What a dear, good chaperon Hut ho* di<I yon manage toke t my rival ont of the room just a* that critical moment? ( ha|w)ron I whispered to her ut a kind, confidential tone, that there woo * rip iu the I>ack of her block “ilk waist. Kieuftaht* Profanity. Managing Editor William, go into the next room and see who is nwearing. Hiich language cannot Im owed in I iu* office, M iiliam—PleOne. air. it's Mr. Joneo. He tilltd hi* fountain |»en with mucil-»go by mistake, sir. I nj ii.l lr Iou* PralM. "We gave you a good notice in our paper." "Ob, did you'.1 Well, don’t do ii vgain. I don't mind your saving our vegetable* are delicious and ike aitfk pare, but when yon add that our batter speak* for itself, we object.* rt’tAINO V'UIVT noHsa*. BANK OF ALDEN, THIS SHOUT ROUTE HW MEDiALL * SOV, Alden, Hardin Oountv, Iowa. CONFECTIONS AT EXCHANGE BOUGHT and SOLO. ELDORA JrXfTIOX with the <’hi«-ago and Northwestern Railway for Tama < tty Cedar Rapid*. (Tinton. Chicago Milwaukee. Des Moines, Council Bluffs, !*t. Paul. Minneapolis and all point* in Dakota. Nebraska, Kan*a* and the Weft ('allecti«sa made a Specialty. Moory a I aaa aa Real Estate. WILLIAM ILEA TENG. ELDORA wlih the Central Iowa Railway for points North and South IOWA FALU* with the B , C R A N and IllinoiR Central Railways, for Water h*" Dubuque. Furl Dotier and Sioux Cif? Healy and SMI Hardware, forte Mf Tim cele? Tinware A Woodenware, lbs largest sort iaset stock af COOIA BEATUS ROYS i BARGES lor nil infnratinn about Freight or Passenger Kates, apply to our local agent# or address the General Freight and Pas ftcugcr Agent at Eldora. Iowa JOHN WORTEN, Urn 'I Mommy rr. S. WORTEN, a. r. mm# r a. ta the mar tea. KBATINO. Aldea, (ewe. ROBERT HOLMES. DRAIJ5R IN. Lumber, Brick, Cement and Lime. • ravel **“ ieiie* **( btu rope that hi* mar : veloua perforniances were due univ lo I “kill. (me of hi* principal feat* wa* to j lit- on tho ground while two men “KwkI on hi* knees. He then drew hi* heel* toward* hi* ImhIv and rsH/*d his kti fro* 11 f ti n iv hi* burden gradually. Having brought hi* knee* perpendicular!v under him. Rckeberg raised Id* own body up. iind placing his arms around the men * leg*, ion- with them, and *4-t them un ti table. Ile would thi n “land on a plat form which had a trap. Through this, attached to a cannon, on roller*, weighing a ton, four rope* ran lo a chain which was fastened to a girdle about hi* waist. The rollers were knocked aw ay. and Eckcberg MiMalm-d the cannon in midair, with no apparent exertion. Hi* next feat was to pl**,. |,j* ^|w>,d-ders on one chair and hi* heels on another,    forming    with hi* backbone. thighs, and leg* the same arch that Flrmu* adopted, only Eckcberg would ____________ , Hitch the ohnlr it hi* head with faith Bt. Leuls, Minn—potto and 9t. Paul l,a,id" Two men would then stand un via st. lawM, maawkbeus a a*. p»« i abort lim.    hi* “tonia<h. and rise up and sink down Doodle* of fyfid IOWA, ■minnesota a iloii', /> arch. It r* |inre* an cnormoji* strength to break tiie“«' bone* by any pr-‘-lire directed to the center of the ttrHi. ■•ml. a* the U-g* ami thighs arc capable of sustaining a weight of nearly fire thousand pounds. ,i |-4-r for terr ha* no difficulty in re-Ming the strength of iwo burse- or ., cannon * weight The difficulty In the anvil feat I* to sustain the anvil only. as the «-f. felt of the hammering i- practical!) nothing lf the anvil were a thin piece or j fun. ur even two or three time* heavier than the hammer, the performer would be killed by a few blow*, but the blow* ar*' *carceljr felt when the anvil is hcaw. for the more matter the anvil ha- the greater i* the Inertia, and is the In** liable to be struck nut of place, for when it ha- received bv the blow the whole momentum of the hammer. It* velocity will Is- so rnui'h Ie** than that of the hammer a* IL* gravity of matter I.* greater When the blow is struck the weight of the anvil I* felt Ie*.- than before. I*-, au*e, in the reaction of the anvil, all tin part- round about the hammer rl»c to tin* bios. Thoma- Topham. w ho lived about one hundred and fifty .car* ago. was por-hap- the nio«t remarkable ut all modern ''unison* While hts feats were of a simpler nature, they had the merit of being performed by a man entirely ignorant of method* for making his strength appear utero surprising by natural power* than others by artificial mean*. Tophatn »e five feet ten inches in height No ignorant wa* Topham of the lawH of mechanics that, when be attempted to pull agam-t horses without a harness, he shattered un** of hi* knees. Some of hi* feat* may be briefly statr-q. He would rub hi* finger* with coal a*he* to keep them from slipping, and would roll up a very large j»ew t4-r plate. Ile would take eight -boil and -Iroug piece* until tli-y and th* and full breath. like a feather. Nearly all tin *■ •lured in the mn- man drew lie would in a long then rise feat* ■urn* are now reproof the eoiintn, A < on a a rn ma lion to Ho Doslrort. In the new-J>a|«eroffice Competit4>r Damner When I determine to settle down, I will seek ont aa armies# woman. Circulation .Swearer That’ll ba pleasant. t D.- Mightn't be so pleasant, bai it will save me tile engagement nog. Be Fes Ii ton a bl* or tho. Haggle Wedding rings for men ara coming into fashion again Kiaorid—They are 1 Then 111 break off my engagement aith Alice Scott. Haggle Wouldn't you wear one? hisaern- Oh, yes; but I can’t afford to buy two wedding ring* but in -areel? ■“ h«inc«t a by the men who have bron d the -Samson* of th" World." M i i.Dos .I manner a# "glinted as OME SOUTH DAKOTA SolidTrain8 Chicago. Minnowpolla and St. Paul Vita IO# RWM Alban tea Hrote AVD Throigfc Sleepers ami •RTW UN ALDEN, - IOWA. JUIT OOT, A KOVEL OF TO-DAY. Is This Your Sob, My Lord? | KASSAI (rn, KIXJUAFOLIB AID BT. PAUL, FCOBIA. CEDAR RAPIDS ARO SIOUX FAUS, DAK. CHtCAOO AWP CEDAR RAPIDS THE SHORT LINE ♦fa aeiwiT UM <** Tbm Qraat Iowa Bummer Hwort. SCHEAR HOMES orth wetter u Iowa. I Geotxal Dakota,! A BKALUDU JiMRM/F TG DAL BX HELEN H. GARDENER, am lint of "A Thou# btl##* Tm. * 'Mea. Wmau #ad -Hex in Henna *«<• MUH' (till posr puli ran n( ta# ««ttbor. trniu cereal phi UHifipl, ta? H»ro«?. Tkt* abv#] !• •Itbuut f|iir»tlnD th* mom r*<lir*l •Btl IU tpab? r4wpt*rU«h'' U)lrtr»« .utull un tho re__ .xuukti.    imiuu.-ftlil?    IU    hut!    point# I “Pftetaaw coav'eaiiuriliwNiRffiNRBBBWBi ptft*--#* (Ab* IMI #»«r herb • mull THS HARVARD FAST SET Aram [thor, • pl***- <*t but cleft*- lim iou. KU* a* he bn-athed. bater a stone one aud a half feet long, one bud broad, arid half A fool In thickiieV wp- broken with ii sJodge-hammer, whjuSb* -«i*t#lncd the .-ame position.    <w In further itelintimi of Firm us, the German Samson would Ile down oh Ute , ground, and when sn anvil wa* plated , nu hi* breasL a matt ham mc rod a jdeve of iron with all hi* force with a sledge, and two smiths with chisel* cut a great cold bar of Iron iii two. A large stone ; wa* broken on the an) ll in the same manner. Klckeberg s main feat. however, was to poH against holies. During tin* p< r for in a nee he sat on an Inclined board abutting an upright timber. Around III* loins was placed a strong girdle, to the iron ring of which was fastened a rope by mean* of a hook. The rope passed between hi* leg* and through a hole in the board against which ha braced his feet.' dnveraf men or two -thomas attached to thl# rope failed to remove him from his position. Ile would then ftt a rope to a strong Upright post, by making It pass through two eyes attached to the poet and sit ten feet from the ground. The rope ran through a ring at tho girdle. Planting his fro I against the poet, Rek«borg raised himself from the ground four or live feet by Miring the rope. Then. suddenly spreading out bls legs, be broke the rope tu twa To indicate the steeneth of hie Son.ftlhinf XX roil# Xix,ut Ht« Dr*,.. Here is a eaae of almeot-mtndeduos# Inch caused the victim a good deal of embarrassment, although, arn he allfrxxnl said in a melancholy tone, he might have fared worse than he did. h a a# to attend a theater party one evening, and went home rather early to dress. He ascended the stej-s of the house whore he wa# to joiu hi# friends only about half an hour before the time net for starting for the theater. When the maid opened the door he steppe*! m and. unbuttoning his over- Th« Terror* al lUakruplr?, First Merchant Met Suodgroa# lost evening entering Daimon too’#. He wan dre-sed in the height of fashion, and a large and juicy cigar was lietneen hi# ■ 111 -ss. j Second March a ut Snodgrass1 Oh. ye*: he failed two month* ago, aud rn trvmg to nettle at ten cent-, (.Morning th* Hn.ina.ft. Dealer Vat happen to dbl hat ? Small Son I wa# suappin’ id vs if my ti agora, tike you do. to abow a gu*ti^ mer vat goot stuff it via, aud Unrobe. Dealer Mine goodness! Yon hive n’t prams enough to /ell beannts. Yen you shuap a hat to show it can’t be probe, you must keep vim hand inside, so id uod break. • •    .    .      -n    ..... «• x * coat. threw it bai-k She looked at him we hwreby pot in our rn a j>«*» ulur way, an<i then turned her church membrshi) to the hi.AcamiTii raar. of tobacco pipe, lay them over thirst and third fingers, and break them with the force of the middle fingers, He head quickly, a# if she wore Irving hide a smile. F happens! to look dowu at las shoes, and then said hurriedly to the maid: “Db. you needn't announce me vet, and don't say anything alwut this; that's a good girl.” He hurried out again aud rushed for a cab. “Drive arapidly as you eau,” he said breathingly. He startled hi# family bv bustling into the house like a tempest. ‘‘What's the matter. Will?” asked his mother; “you will lie late, won’t you?* "What’s the matter!” cried _ “Lock at me'” and he threw off his overcoat. He was in evening dress that is. he supposed that he aas. hut TU# Wily ttenrgia Kultur. ' We are going to start a jiaper in thi# town," writ**# a Georgia e4litor. “and application firr and a*k the prayers of the brethren for oar success. A collection will be taken ap after the »er\ice." Thro# Vilonia- It, Spar*. Old Ladv un railway train* Con-d actor    How hood dot*» th LH train start ? Conductor It starts in three minutes, madam. Old Lady Well, I don't travel very much, and of course. I got a little confused with all the hurry and boatie, ai.d so many things to think of, and I don't Anoa how I’d got along at all today if it hadn’t been for my darter, who is married and Ii vin’ here, bat ehe thought of everything, shes got a wonderful memory, Sarah has. her -----—      _=o.    UU,    name is Sarah, you know, aud she when dressing he had put on, in a fit cf ; helj»e*l bm* bring all my bundle# to the absent-rn unled liq*#, a pair of light- i depot, and she put them in mv arm# checked trouser#. The combination of just before I caum through tile gate evening dress aa regards ooat and hut she forgot my spectacles, which I waistcoat and immaculate shirt front put in her pocket, aud I want to know aud light colored trouKers was so ludi- ; ti there’ll be time for me to run back emus that F “brother simply roared »nd hunt her up and get them. How would take a strong day pipe-bowl, place it betwroen the first and third fingers. end to proerittg them together sideways would break it, or he would perform the same feat by placing the bowl under his garter, breaking It with the forre of the tendon* of tile hams, without bending hi* leg*. Topham could lift with his teeth a table six feet long on which wa# placed a fifty-pound weight, resting the feet of th® table against his knees. With his right hand he would strike his bare left arm with a poker throe feet long and throe inches around, between the elbow and th® wrist, until it bent at right angles, or he would hold the ends of a poker, with the center bock of fats nee*, md bring the mid* io- lth laughter. F , however, had torn upstairs to dress himself proj erlr. He wa# downstairs in a wink. His brother followed him out to the cab, and a# the vehicle whiaked away, F stuck hi# head out the window, and said “Great Scott, suppose I hail gv.tten into that room full of j>eople before I discovered bow I wa# dressed ” He was a little late, but very 4*00-t en ted to escape so lightlv. -Neir York Tribunt. AU much time would I have? Conductor Three seven dn. aboard ! All right!    (>0 ahead ! Old I .ady Did you say for me to gc ahead! ( onductor e re off, madam. Take your Beat. Old Lady (to herself’ Th® idee of starting off a train three minute# ahead of time! FII rejnirt that conductor. Corlon* (jrap*via*. In Habersham Park, Ga., 1# a curious grapevine. About live teat from Ute ground, from a large live oak, there protrude# a grapevine about one inch in diameter. The tree is perfectly solid, aud no roots to the gmpevicecau be seen P artou- And what would you Uke to give your pastor for a present ? Kollo whit love* his pastor > - A phonograph, l’a*tor A phonograph f Why a phono- laid you Graph? Hollo Hec*u#e p ke to hear yourself talk! By electrolysis of a fluoride in a molten state, M. Mmet extracts 21.5 gramme* of aluminium for tn-expeuditur# ui one horse-power hour. ;