Alden Times (Newspaper) - February 28, 1890, Alden, Iowa
VOLUME XII.ALDEN IOW A, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 38, 18!«*.
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EVOLUTION OF A SHOE.
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RADIANT LODGE No am. A. P. * A. ML. will to act in regular soauBaatoel Ion mb tba rn. day aaaelog on or bafora (ba foil moan, at Ma •OBIT Ital I. Ald aa, look. Vialling brat bran ara tally inritad to attend. H L Pistes W M r Crosk<
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CHANGER that have taken plack
IN THI KTV t KNTITIIEN.
Thar Nara t *•'! Originally aa Instrument# of Tort lira anti to I tog rad* th* XVrsrsr Brents Thai I yl I p lo Crl»pln'a Ile log Matt* a Patron Walnt for Martyrdom to Ida Calling.
T would bo aa difficult lo fix the paned whan foot clothing waa fin! worn by man aa to fit (ha date of big existence. All that i« knn»n in regard to the former ta that in rome of the moat ancient roc o rd a al-Inatona to foot eov. eringa occur. Three tell that sandal* and • hnea were ma Ie by the I gvptieu* and the inhabitanta of other Eastern oonu-
Henry IMantagenet, . . Ie a large end nn-
aightly excrescence on one of hia feet,
wore shoe* with excessively long pointe. Henry VHI. la raid, though there ie pretty good proof the! extremely broad hoots ware worn Iwfore hia time, to bare occasioned the introdnction of aboea of diaproportlonata breadth in order to obtain en ae and comfort for feet that were mteahnpen In ell thane instance*, the unsightly mid ridicnlona forma tier ame to fashionable and so ontrageona that anmptnary law* hail to be passed to re strict their nae, or, rather, their pro po r Bons. Fines and other puiahmente were imposed for wearing boots with loos oyer two inches in length, and at another period for wearing shoes with toe* above all inrhea in breadth. The great Cardinal I Wolsey la aaid to hats worn shoes of gold. Tha probability it that gold embroidery or leather Htamjwd in gold ie what he really "ore. It la related that a conner named Boleti, in the third Edward'* time, wore, the toes of hia l*oola I so long that he had to staff them
I thstn with tow and curl them up like a
tries from the leave* of the papvnta and ,%m'a ^n from which they obtained the
rawhide* oyer .'(.OOO year. ago. Put I nMne ^nadu. The annie thing, It i* said,
nam practiced a* early aa Itnfu*, and they wera before Kdward'a time worn in I ra-
wbether foot clothing wa* first made from vegetable or animal aubatancea mint re-
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mein a melter of conjecture. The earliest effort# of foot clothiers aero, in all probability, confined to protecting the anis*, nod -onmxtol of sole-goard* and fest.-Ling appliance*. For these linen, rualie*. broom, Urn, wood, bark of tree*. hide- of animal*, and even metals were employed
From the Greek and Homan classic- it is learned that boot, shoe, aud neat) a I making wa* practi ed at an art at a very early period, and that differently fa*h-toned footgear wa* pn *cribed by legal I enactment* to Ih» Worn for the easy dis-tinguishmeut of both rauk and prafts- j aion.
i'tautna :ii fits “Bac hi ie*" introduce# ! a rich man who wore aho** with nolo* of ] gold, and Seneca re. urds that Juiiu* C« aer wore -hoe* formed of the same I ; precious metal, In iJomitian’a reign the streets of Home were to crowded with shoemakers and their stall* a* to neoaaei-tate the leasing of nu edict for their**-mo) a1. Iii Home the abos* worn by the petri) tan order were made to reach higher up the leg than those worn by the plebeian*, while the l>oots of the common people »er fashioned of wood. and atavi a arc known to hav ■ gone I ar‘-footed. * It ta impossible ton .mc the vaijgty of boot a, *hoe*. aud •an I ii* worn br the different cl i**i a of <ire • md Ho ., in-, not only were id.isle* d -tmg iisbe I by their footgear, bat even the divisions of clause*.
I.veij g ade of military and Civil life wa* know;) by the mo le in w nicii tb»- foot wa* clot Lieu. ruing of A seen* ion week in \ seine, I’.v. iv ti tell* how at it* gr at fair he saw noidemen stalking with I heir ladies on chop) ae*. '" Tis ridiculous," he write*, "lo *«•• how these ladies crawl in an ! out of tin lr gondola* br reasoti of their choj p in *. And what dwarf* ti ev appear when thev are takeu down fn in in-ir wnodeu * atloid*'"
It is po»*ibl- lh) t the Homans first aet the example of using i-oot* sud sh- es as uistrum-ut* of toiture itll degradation. The Homaus used it shoe of iron, as the • fly ( brist tans kiie w to their cost. The instrument known a* “thh hoot" i* described u* I en g made of a slip of parchment. This wa* placed on the leg wet, arni b its sternly yet violent contraction cause)I lutolernblo pain to its wearer. A I oot into which wedge* were driven «*• employed for a like end.
The b two shoemaker* of
I<agal enactments put them down tor a time, bot they sprang into existence once more, and a writer of the j eriod eave "A fashion we hav* lately taken up is to wear our forked shoe* almost na long *gam a* our feet, not a little to the hindrance of the action of the foot, aud not only so, but they prove an impediment to reverential devotion, for our l>oot« and shoo* are so mounted that wa can hardly kneel in God'* house."
shoemakmg wa* practiced in monastic institutions, excepting tbo*e belonging to monk* denominated "narefootcd," from a very early date, and the existence of tho practise appears to have given offense to Hi<-bard, the firat abliot of St. Alban'* Abbey, who complained of the monk* and canon* associating with ahoemakcra and tanner*.
In inward VI.’* reign, and long after, courtier* wore hi^b boot* with very long top* that could be pulle t O' r the kno-and half un the thigh when wanted. The boot* lilted the leg like a stocking, And closely resembled the buskin
Tho choppin*) wa* introduced into Bogland in tin sixteenth century, but it never reached the propoitiona that it did in Wnice anil Home. Sbakapeare, in a salutation to a lady, write*: "What, my >oung mistress, by r lady, your ladyship is nearer heaven than win a I saw you lust bv the altitude of a choppine *
iiauy of the shoe* of this period closely i -■*) mille the abnet now worn, an I the modern fashion of ornamenting shoes with bow* over the instep is evidently a copy of the fashion then in vogue. Shoes of huff leather with slashes in their up-
l*»ot wit a German Importation; bat boot* similarly cut ar* known to have he# worn in Bohemia na #<rlv aa KOO. Thu waa followed by the Wellington.
In th* reign of Georg* Ii. India* war# I root* I* ad up the front.
The Blnohar, which carn* into fashion in the early portion of the present century, continued in great favor down to a ▼erv recent date, anil even vet it la not entirely displaced. Th* introduction of elan'it within the memory of reader* of moderate age dill much to discountenance the Blucher boot.
rather* Crispin and Crispinian, emaker* of Home, on adopting ■ be < hristiau faith were expelled from the ciiy. They wandered into Frauee, preaching and working by turns in the several towns through which they paaaed till they arrived at Soiaaons, where they Vnfferod martyrdom on Oct. 25, lid*. These broth
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era, in accordance with an old-world Catholic custom, beearn* tbs patron saints of shoemakers, and on each succeeding anniversary of their martyrdom it la at ill a practice In many countries for shoemakers to pcy tribute to their memories. With regard to the mod* in which thiA wee dime in England en old rhymester wrote:
“On the XSth of October Ha Ut om a souteva sober."
"Tbs shoe* worn by tho Belgio Britons," says Merrick, "wars mad* of raw cowhide.” ouch shoes ere known to have been worn by the Irish down to tbs time of Sd ward III., and bf the Booteb, wttfc cart xin variations, to a much later (blo.
Charles VIL of France wore coats with long tails to hid# hi* logs, that warn th*
pur* were very much worn in tho reign of the flr*t -Iame*, when high boot* ag.nu
• am# into fashion. These were clumsily formed and were allowed to *loit b dowu over tire calvas aud ankles of their wearer*. like untied stockings. It was probably from these boot* that wi inkle ! leg* took their rote. About thi* t :me a lady i* said to have admired "the good wrinkle* of a gallant'* boots." Tha-u high slouching I grot * were worn by iKideatrian* us well u* by rideru.
Apart from the gold lace aud *iher thread with which “*hootioa" were edged at this perio-1 the shoe* worn did not entail a great expense to the wearer*. Dramatist* of the Kame reign and of that of Cherie* I. made frequent mention of oorked *hoee. The boot* of the Cromwellian era were moatly of buff Spaniah leather. They were plain to uglines*.
• od were armed with a square piece of leather in front to keep the pre*anre of the utirrup from the inntep. During the existence of the Commonweath, and for some tim* after, the ton a of the boot* were of enormouu width. The shoe* during the reign of ( barie* II. and James II. were distinguished by high beet* and longish toes, tapering toward their points, bot cat square at the end*, the unpent of whioh not only covered the Instep, but extended some distance over the shin* of their wearers.
Buckles, it i« said, wore first used in the reign of William III., but the bras* of Robert Attelath at Lynn, who died in 1376, ii pictured with shoes with buckles. The costliness of many of tbs buckles *o worn ia placed beyond doubt from the fact that they wera often fa*htoned of th* most prectou* mat a1* and studded with brilliants. William himself wore high jack boots, scarcely differing in form from and having the same belongings by way of instejuguarda as those of hts predecessor. They were cut aa ugly aa can possibly be imagined.
Ladies' shoes had high heels. It was qnite common to bridge the arch with a leathern clog. Tbs high-cut quarter aho* waa worn by men during the reign of Georg* I. and George ll.
Buckled aho** lasted down to th* beginning of the present oentnry. Thev ware speedily succeeded by shoes fastened with strings. In tho reign of Georg* III. oloee-fitting top boots, tbs lags of whioh WMW cot from grained loather, wera very commonly worn. Th* appar portion woe owl novo to reOembl* the form of th* leg, and it waa famished with a turnover, or a top, as it was afterward called. High hoot* bo out wet* found to be diflcnlt to get on and off, and in the pm bern of tim* the height of leg wa* lowered. In mony of tho** lows-ared hoot* tho turnover reached down to th* aakl*. It was daring this reign that tho Hessian soma into fashion—perhaps hoot aver worn. This
IIN Daughter Worked Harder.
A gaunt, haggard looking man, whose business keeps him rushing from the opening until the close of every work day, was ay in pat hired with a few days ago bv a friend.
“I tell von, old man." said the friend, “vou work ton hard. Why don't you take things easy? You've gv»t money enough to let things wag their own wgy now."
“ We ar*- a hard-working family," was the rep!v, “and when I get home I shall find the whole lot of tis just as tired as I am, and nobody in the house feeling bright except the servants. Mc daughter tined to be ro»v and fresh-looking until abe tx-gan going into society, ami how she ever stands it now is more thau I can tell, I don't know a man doexi town that works aa hai ti n-aht* din**, and she keeps pegging away at it "hen I’m sleeping.
“What does she do, for heaven’s sake V"
"Well, I d. jot know everything she doe*. Im .-aliso I had n't roached that J xiii t of interest in her modo of enjoying herself to keep not«-s. Slii 's in society. Don’t yon understated that? Well I don't either, but thai explanation seems to Im* all that is necessary from her when I advise lu r to let up and blip, a rest. I -uptioso she'* got un end to keep up, and she s struggling hard to keep it elevated, I tell y* a. Yesterday she ens up at 8 o'ckn k! 1*>-OBUse she hud to go out shopping, Si < cam'- in at luncheon pretty well fagged out. I’lieu she had a dozen calls to inak- . and when she came in to dinner she looked so poorly I felt tired for her. There was a reception somewhere at night, and just Is-fore I retired a dude came around and carried her off to it. She t ame iii along toward midnight, but this didn’t prevent lier from getting tip :1ns mmnitig ut h ..clock again. Ho far, she bt-lnng- to a literary dub that tm i-ts on Tuesday, a I 'orcas circle that inuits on Wednesday, a debating club that meets on Thursday, a dancing «da-s that meets on Friday, and a missionary club that meets on Saturday. I hen lier night* are taken up with a I-ow ling club. a progressive ewuhr* club. a theater club, receptions. balls. i>arti.-., and the aforementioned dude. Bood niched la-lween all theso arc innumerable social calls, luncheons, and such things, Sunday -arc mail g days w Uh her, t o, She is a teacher in a Sunday school, aud she never miss*--evening service (tf course she has good many other things to look after, but I can't recollect what they are just now. I h‘ad a lazy lift* a-- compared with the life nile leadfi. Boing in liusi ness isu t half as hard as being in so eietv."
Iu looking over a woman’* list oi guild resolutions for tho new year, we fail to find tho follow ing :
I. Never to stop a horae-car on a carve or on an inclination.
'J. Always to signify to the driver or conductor in some wav have by an uplifted eyebrow that aho wants the car to stop.
;t- Never to get into deep conversation with a friend, aud forgetting her street till Him is a block farther, blame the conductor for not stop] dug more quickly.
4. Never to lay her wet umbrella down on the silk-goods counter in a store.
■'). To carry tho same umbrella and down and not iu and out.
ti. To buy more thau two postage stamps at a time.
7. lo mi nd her old clothes before she given them to the j>oor.
8. To refrain from joining any moro committees.
it. To refrain from telling every one she meets what her gripjM« symptoms w ere and what she did for them.
IO. To refrain from writing IWW any farther than into March, IHl*o.—Ponton Saturday Evening Gaiette,
With Heads to the Xorth. ,
The superstitious belief that.human lyings should .sleep with their heads toward the north is now Imlieved to be based upon a scientific principle. The French Academy of Sciences has made experiments upon the body of a guillotined man which go to prove that each human body is in itself an electric battery, one electrode tieing represented by the head and the other bv the feet. The body of the subject upon which exj>eriments were made was taken immediately after death and Disced upon a pivot free to move in any direction. After some vaacillatum the head portion turned toward the north, the pivot-board then remaining stationary. One af the professors turned it half way around, but it soon regained a position with the head piece to the north, and the aam* result* were repeatedly obtained until organic movement ceased.
THE JOKER'S BI DGET.
No woNDr.K nhifMi cling to the water. They have a strong hold.
WRICE do girls prefer, the •unkissed shade of hair or the non kissed lips?
Aftrr all. why not let the stage elevate itself? Who la to coudcmu it ii it uses its wings and ti ice?
Mamma What are you taking ymtr •loll’a bedstead apart for, (tot? I.ittl* Dot Is 1«*.kin' for bugs.
Vkiiv encouraging: Bore But pev-hsps I am disturbing von with my chat? Biggy Oh, no. (lo on. I’m not paying any attention.
OEof*KR What norie is that in the cellar, John? Boy after an inspection)
It'* only the vinegar singing, “No One Care* for Mother Now."
It has been discovered that kisses -love kisses, we mean are foil of elee-tnnfv. Now we know why old rn aids have always ceiled kissing shocking.
HkrVaxt — Boy wants to se* von. mum. Mistreat*- Has he got a bdl in his hand? “No. mum." “Well then he’* got one in his |x>cket. Send lumaway.'* BKLATTvKS of the Fifth avenue. New ^ ork. girl who recently marri«*l a liar-tender an- tusking a great ado over it. And vet tin- girl might have married a bar “tough" instead of a l»artender.
ONB of the new rending clerks of the House of Representatives read, "a bill to provide an artesian holiday," instead f an “artisan's holiday.” "That would be a bore." remarked Speaker Heed. j
Foreman The last column leeks ilsnit a stickful. Shall I run in a dead ad. to fill up? Editor of country paja-r
No, indeed. Put in a notice that our irculatiun is the largest in tho country.
“From your dcsenptinn of the symptoms,” said the doctor. “I guess your wife is suffering from the dumb ague." "From the dumb ague?" “Yea, sir." “T Ion t think so: it may !m> the ague. but it isn't the dumb variety."
Hi sdam) (finding a package of cheap ii .acct) in his Christmas budget)— WTfcerc’a tho corn beef, th ar ? Wife rn btM'f? W hat do you -mean? Husband im an injured tone* Wliy. yon know I(*iways want corn beef with my cabbag)*
in EY are billed that way: Mrs.
Beaumonde Phew! what a charge. Why, Mrs. .la", the famous human auary. charges rue jC»o for whistling at reception. Mr. Beaumonde Oh, well, you can t exjiect to haves canary w about a lull.
NiwsL>>\ Please, mister, will von give me two ciMits to get a night’s lodging? Minister But two cents won t pay for that, my little friend. Newsboy No, sir. But if I hod two cents I could pitch wall the other boys, a th I porhaps win a pile.
“I will a-k yon to state." said tho lawver, “whether you ha VO any other children than this young man now on trial for stealing?'' “Your Honor, ' exclaimed the wane-*, appealing to the Judge, “do I have to answer that question ?" “I see tm res-on w by you should not,” answered the Judge. “Yon may answer it.” "I have one other child, lait I had hoped it would not lie necessary to speak of her. She turned out badly." faltered the witness. “She married a lawver.”
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lM4a*ft Wast Any New Medlrioe*. Agent—Madam, I would like to show you this new pictorial.
Madam—No, air. I want none of your new-fangled stuff. I hav* taken Blank’s cherry pectoral for pin, and ifs food Enough for me.
Necklaces in the reign of Charlet* I. were made of amber set in gold.
Pharaoh put a gold chain about Joseph h neck a-, a mark of bin authority in Egypt.
Among the Tartara of the time of Genghis Khan the necklace was often made of human teeth.
The Southern negnres constantly w. ar !>«>ad necklaces, looking uj-on them as genuine charms.
In the reign of Henry VHI. anyone w ho had not £200 per year income could not wear a necklace
One of the most valuable ami floret, d iHissessions of tho Western Indiau is ‘he necklace of grizzly bear's claw ..
I Le Puritans alNdistusl uecklacco, as they abolishrsl everything they laid their hands on which savored of ornament.
Thousands of (leople place necklaces of (•oral I leads around the necks of babies, with the belief that they will a»M-q the children in teething.
\Nnen the Saxon dynasty was overthrown by the Normans all |>cr*o<is lie-low a certain rank were forbidden to wear necklaces under heavy penalty.
Iii South America th* natives wear uecklaoes of a jieculiarly marked sei-d, which belongs to a plant growing only on the mountains along the snow line. -Alinneajioli$ Tribune.
AXLER, carriage*. twisted wire (tables, th** ends of boilers, wagon tires, and hoops for borrel*, ore among the articles for which electric-welding is already employed. Bors of metal may be joined at angico, finger rings mode. steel joined to iron in tools, roan of bai* lengthened or shortened, and cast-iron pieces for machinery united, by tha new methf d. Th* prooea* is very rapid, and so Affective that chain links made by it, unlike those welded fa th* old way, never breek et th* weld. A complete revolution in rivet-i fog motel pieta* is* anticipated, es the rivaling mer be done by electricity bo ba to avoid all leaking.
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