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THE OMAHA DAILY UEE : SUNDAY , foKOEMBEU 25 , 1802-SIXTKttN PAGES
cm1 c nil rs for all cars i n 10 per cent usury
bhl tin l iidprlosing principal mid Interest
for taktuTmoro. n uniform assessment law ,
nro.id law Hotantfto an earnest believer
in the fact that all ofticos should bo elective
find be c xpects to Introduce n bill to that
effect For Unllt-d State * senator he Is In
favor of nn Independent all the timo.
An t iirompromMiiK ttulcprnilriit.
Hrt It , Kodcnnnn , re-el 'tcd to the house
for I'hclprt county , was fnf of the most un-
ronipnnnlMni ? Independents in the last lepls-
luturt1 II'Mvns ' uncomfortably sintcro for
liia party fellows , nnd fought till Jobber ;
V-ith c-lie iw 1 lo was born iri Sweden. April
in , 1U.VI When ho WHS 13 months old he had
lost lKth his parents , but by the kindness of
friends was wired for find qualified at the
ago of 15 to tcarh swhool. Having taught
for thtvd > oars he ennlgnitcd lo this country
In 1SWS lorailng at Molngotia , Boone county ,
la , win TO ho was school treasurer and
\m\ii trustee for several years. In Febru
ary , W.I. he resigned bis ofllces , came to Ne
braska and located a homestead In Phelps
county , on which ho bos since resided , llo
Avtis ' 1 < x ted county surve.\or of that county
for two terms on the republican ticket.
Itit ItMiiK Young llarrlntcr.
Judge A. It. Sntf on , ono of tbo representa
tives from Douglas county , is an enthusiastic
young republican. He has been n resident
of South Omaha for several years , and hns
been pnimlncntlyildcntlllod with local poli
tics. Mr Sutton Is the Junior partner of the
law flriti of Van Duson , t Sutton and has
served nnc term as Justice of the peace.
romi'S nfii Strong Hrolrli Sloch.
.Ifihn Sinclair , representative from Otop
county , was born In Green Bay , \Vs. ! , lnlSM.
The following year ho came , with his
parents , to Nebraska nnd sctllcd in Oleo
county , where he has since made his home ,
with tlm exception of two years , spent in
travel , IIo comes of strong Scotch stock ,
his ancestors having lived in the Island of
Itluy. in the highlands of Scotland , for the
past : JO years.
He was educated in the common schools of
Nebraska aiul the Nebraska stale normal
school. Ho followed teaching for a number
of years , and for the past llvo years has been
in the grain and llvo stock business at Burr.
Ho has an enviable standing among bis
business friends as a man of strict Integrity.
IIo 1ms been a democrat all his life , and
while this Is his first ofllcu in the stale , It is
Inrgulv because ho would not consent to be a
Ho Mal * \VngiiiK. .
William Schclp , member-elect to the house
from the Twenty-fourth district , served last
term In the same capacity. He came from
Illinois eight years ago and was born in
Germany , Ho is a wugonnmker by trade ,
independent In politics , though formerly a
democrat , He owns a good farm on which
lie lives , four miles northeast of Plutto
llo Onn < u Dunk.
K. IS. Spencer , a new member of Lancas
ter's galaxy of republican representatives , is
n banker at Firth. He is a native of Watc-r-
town , N. Y. , and is Jit years of age. Ho was
educated In the schools of Frecport. 111. , and
spent lour years of his life teaching in Illi
nois and at Ilumboldt In this state. Ton
years ago ho became n. citizen of Lancaster
county , and eight years ago began business
at Firth. He is now cashier and principal
owner of the Firth bank and is esteemed by
Ms townsmen as an nblo business man and a
\Vmits Another Nmvliorry 11111.
TJ. Il. Sutcr , representative-elect to the
liouso from the Twenty-first district , was
bom in Somerset county , Pennsylvania , and
is now -III years old. His ] > ollticiilafllliatlnns
at present nro with the people's party , but
ho was a conservative democrat , lib has
never held olllco in the state before. IIo
went lo Antelope county In I8T1 and taught
Bchool for several years , while improving
his homestead. Ho now owns n well im
proved farm about three miles northeast of
Ncligb. wliero ho keeps the Klkhorn Valley
herd of full blooded Poland China aud York
shire hogs. Is In favor of some measure fol
lowing in the line of Iho Nowberry bill.
Not u llrcil Srcitt.
A. .T. Scott , the independent rcprcscnta
tlvo of Buffalo county , is a farmer. Ho re
sides on his homestead near Kearnev. Ho
represented Buffalo county in the legislature
t-vyo years ago , having luff , the republican
party to secure the populist nomination.
.lust Sijcicivcd In.
.1. Sheridan , representative of the Sixty-
fifth district , is another of the independents
who got in by a very close shave. It'is said
that if it had not been for the county seat
flght Hcd Willow would have elected n re
publican representative , but the county seat
light resulted in Mr. Slierldtin'sclectlon , and
politics had very liltlo to do with it. Mr.
Sheridan Is a farmer and resides near Indl
nnola. Ho was formerly a republican.
Slovens of I'lil-niis.
"Stevens of Furnas" was ono of the best
known figures In tho'last legislature. Ho
will bo there again this winter and promises
to make it lively. His first name is , lohn
and ho is an independent of the independ
ents , although ho was formerly a republican.
IIo is a farmer and his poslonice address is
Hi-Id 3funy I'oHltloiiq of Trust.
Mr. John N. Van Duyn of AVIIbor , ono of
the renrcscntatlvCH-olcct from the Thirty-
first district , is now 47 years of age , and
was born near Columbus , O. IIo bus been a
resident of Saline county for twenty-two
years , during which time ho has held
fcoverul positions of trust , among tl-oin
sheriff , clerk of the district court , village
trustee , member of the school board , olc. ,
ele. Ho was also county clerk of the county
for the four years from IBNS to 1SW. For the
past eighteen years Mr , VanDuyn bus been
engaged in the compilation and examination
of lilies of real estate , In which business ho
now is. Ho served four years-iii the nrmv ,
ud practically Js n strong republican.
I < rom his long experience with countv af
fairs ho thinks that the laws relating to
revenue and roads need revision. In that
branch of legislation and in all relating to
county matters his wide knowledge and
practical ideas will make him an especially
Siiaeril I'liiiu-rr'n Iliirilxlilpx.
John Van Houscn of Schuylor
, was a sen
ator in the last legislature , but this time
goes liticlc as a democratic representative
from Colfux county. Ho was born on a farm
in Lexington , Qreeno county , N. Y. , Febru
ary ! M , 1814. Ho remained on the farm until
i."J years of age , when ho wcnt.lo the lumber
region of Pennsylvania , in Ituzcrno county ,
and was employed there three years. lie
came to Nebraska February STt. isO'J , und in
1870 took up a homestead in Coif ax county ,
Imvlng no team lo work with and made for
lihnself his scant household furniture out of
rough pine lumber. After remaining on his
first farm in Colfax precinct fifteen years ho
removed to his present farm of 015 acres in
lUchland precinct in the same county , which
lie has cultivated successfully.
One of tint KnillmU ,
Joshua D. AVoods , representative from the
Fifty-third district , was horn April 17 , 184U.
In Jefferson couuty/lmlluim.
. Formerly a ro-
puollcnn ho is now independent In politics ,
HUB been somewhat politically allied with
Sheridan county's interests nnd held otllco
as county commissioner a few yours tigo
t Ho received tin academic education. Ho U
in favor of a reduction In railway freight
Kites tiuil will introduce a bill to that effect.
Ho will also petition congress to pass a free
silver bill. His address Is Htiy Springs.
Charles II , AVithnell , ono of the repro-
Beiitutlvcs from Douglas , was born in Omaha
in April , IKiS , and has lived all his lifo in
this city. Ho Is n graduate of the Hlsjh
school. Ho spout three years at thu Mili
tary academy at Orchard Like , Mich. On
his return homo ho worked in the olllco of
tbo Union Pacific transfer , after which ho
was u member of the engineering corps that
surveyed the route of iho B. & M. through
Nebraska. Mr. AVithnell Is a thorough
inochHiila I-our years ago ho associated
with his futlier and brother In the firm of
AVUhnoll ft bens , which does us liirge a
building business us any coiUractiiig tlrm In
the state. AVithnell & Sous are also the
owners of the immense brick manufactory
which covers six acres und extends from
Twenty-second to Twenty-fourth street and
from \\oolworth uvcnuo to Hickory.
CZ ' Another I'liinlllar I'm- , , .
John M. AVnrdluw , representative from the
Thirty-third district , was liorn in Warren
county , Kentucky , near Howling Grcon , May
0 , IbtfT. When quite young ho moved to Put
nam county. Juno SO , 1W51 , he enlisted in the
Twentieth. Illinois infantry and served till
August BO , ISfl'J , ou which date bo was mus
tered out at AVashlngtoii , 1) . C. Ho was
present and took part in the buttles of Fort
.Henry , Fort Donaldson anil Sblloh , mid was
njso present at the stego of Corinth. Ho isu
jueuibcr of the Grand Army of the Republic ,
and also Iho Knights of 1'ytblas , In both of
which lodges ho takes Rreal interest and
prldo. Ills address Is Plckrell. Uo served
as a state representative In 1SS7 ,
i ; rrj-lioily Knows Johnny.
Hon. John 0. Wntson of Nebraska City ,
who will return to the bou o as the flont rep
resentative for Cass nnd Otoe. was born nt
St. Louis , September 20 , 18.10 , but removed
to Miami county , Ohio , Ho studied medi
cine ono year but relinquished It to take up
the study of law , nnd was admitted to prac
tice before the supreme court of the state of
Michigan. He was elected lo Iho legislature
in IfW and has been returned for every ses
sion since. Ho was speaker of the house In
tbo session of 18-S'J. He was appointed United
States district attorney for Alaska by Presi
dent Harrison , but declined the position. Ho
bus for years been a prominent republican
nnd two years ago was chairman of the state
ItiinKrr nml Stntpsmnn.
Buffalo county Is represented In the legis
lature by one republican and ono Independ
ent. John AVilson was the lucky republican
who succeeded In defeating his populist op-
"itoncnt , Mr. AVilson Is a banker and resides
at Kearney. Ills popularity Is nttcsled by
As wet ns a flxli us dry as a bono ,
AN live IIM a lilnl at dead us u stone ;
As plump as a parirlrtnu-as poor ns a rat ,
As strung as n liorso as vu'iik tm a cat ;
As haul as a Hint as soft as a molu ,
As uliltousu Illy as black : ui ticoal ;
As plain as u pike sin IT us roiutli as u boar ,
As llclit us n drum -tit fireas tinnlr. .
As lii-avy us lead us light as a feat her ,
As stently as llim > - uncertain us vretithcr :
As hot us n iiven us cold as n f rou ,
As say us u lurk as sick us a dog :
As. slow ns lorloNe asswlflasiho wind ,
As true as Hie Riispol IIM fal o us mankind ;
As thin IIM a lierrlint as tut as u pla ,
As promt us u ni'iicock us lilllho us u srls ;
As Miviie as u HIIOJas mild UN u dove ,
As stltr as u poker as limn us a ulnvo ;
As lillnil us u liitns : deaf us u pott ,
As cool us u ciicuinbcr as warm us toast.
tciiiittrul Iliiinn I.lfu of I'litll , yiin-n of
"P.ittlf AVhy , my dear sir , the American
> eoplo don't know her. As a great singer
.hey do , 1 grunt you. but us a woman , In
icr beautiful homo life , no really 1 cannot
.mugino where the many slorlcs uboul her
grasping und close diaposllion originated.
No , I have no particular desire to bo inter
viewed on the subject , but I do consider it
a base injustice to such a noble character
possessed by Patli lo have Iho prevalent
rumors about her meanness circulated with
out any contradiction. "
The speaker was just leaving the pier ,
ifter alighting from one of the ocean racers ,
several days ago. In New York he is u
recognized literary and musical authority ,
In ftict a veritable savant , und ho hud left
Cralg-yJN'os after' u week's visit to catch
his steamer. The delightful memory
of the visit and its revelations were
fresh in his mind , and ( his enthusiasm
for the good qualities of the great singer ,
generally unknown to the public , knew no
"jounds. Ho said :
" 1 have known Patti for years , known her
as a personal friend , and to my mind she is
the pot-feet embodiment of a pure , good , un
pretentious woman. I will , in brief , oulliuo
my week's visit to you.
"Her homo is not unlike the fairy land we
so often read about in our 5'outlilul days.
UHti | reaching Iho casllo I was ushered lo u
suilo of rooms overlooking u beautiful pros
pect. A private servant was placed nt my
disposal during my entire stay , his duty , us
ho advised-mo , was my bidding. You know
Patti has u corps of forty-eight house ser
vants , so that one would hardly bo missed
for u week. She employs a perfect army of
other servants whose duties I could never
discover , unless it was the arduous task of
"Prince Henry of Battenucrg and many
French and Italian dignitaries were at the
castle when I arrived. Dinner was the only
time till her guests met in a body , for the
other meals were served when and where wo
wished , but the beauty and luxury of the
dinners 1 shall never forget. Patti , on these
occasions , was ubluzp with Jewels and u more
charming , entertaining und considerate
hostess 1 cannot imagine. How did she
dress ? AVell , lotmo sec. One night it was
a light blue dress with torquoiso and diamonds
mends , another ivory white and pearls , an
other a black dress audit seemed covered
with diamonds , after that I cannot remem
ber , it was too bewildering ,
"At all of the dinners there was an ab
sence of stiff formality , and the flow of wit
and good humor was such ns is only bon ;
when till the restraint of formality is destroyed
stroyed and host and guests are in perfect
ucco'td. , Aftcr dinner and cigars wo ad
journed to the billiard room. Hero n treat
was in store I htllo expected. She has htu'
built in the room a huge 20,000 orchestrion
and tis its pipes uttered the sweet roles of
some familiar opera , Patti and Nicolini ,
with the simplicity of children , took their
positions und poses , and joined in the Maria
then there would follow the notes ot t
march , and all of us , like boys and girls ,
with our billiard cues in hand or over
shoulders would trump around tables and
chairs. The unstudied spontaneity of the
whole tiling was a delight , and the voice of
the great singer never sounded so rich und
beautiful as on these occasions.
Nicolini is a great big-hearted boy , nnd
he idolizes his wife. Ho is always ready to
enter into tiny amusement , and over looks to
the comfort of bis guests. Now , to illustrate
this , ono day u fishing party was organized
to visit Ihe trout streams on the estate. The
rod 1 had was a line one , though not su
perior. Nicolini curried u beautiful rod ol
which lie was proud und careful , for he is ui :
uut pupil with Iho fly of Izaalc Avulton.
"U | > on reaching the stream and discover
ing the condition of my rod , nothing would
ilo until 1 had taken his und ho mine. This
Is one illustration of his consideration , It :
a hundred ways ho showed his perfect un
selfishness. 1 mention with pleasure a cer
tain drive I bad with Patti , when she drove
her ponies. She bus thirty horses in her
stubles which uro used exclusively for her
guests but to have a drive back of
llieso favorite ponies was a great privilege.
AVe went through the village , and I hud a
fair chance of seeing her popularity with tlio
people. The villagers consist of miners and
farmers and their families , und they really
worship Patti , calling her their 'good an
gel.1 On this drive mothers und children
rushed lo doors und windows to get ti bow
from her , und greut burly miners stood with
"Now , there is something as n basis for all
this unaffected reverence , und it is this , her
simple womanliness and sincerity. The
practical relief of all their sufferings she
hears about , und her liberality to these her
lioor neighbors in the way of educating them.
Why , no matter what is going on in her little
tlo theater , who her guests may bo , whether
the Princess of AYalos or her daughters , or
u plain American like myself , tlio gallery
is always thrown open to the miners und
their ftimllics und friends , and iicre these
people uro being educated and enjoy for
Holding operas and improvised entertain
ments for which wo , through her managers ,
pay from fill to 833 a seat. This little theater
you have often read descriptions of it is n
gem , lighted throughout with electricity and
furnished in whlto und gold , On the drop
curlain is a splendid oil painllng of Patti In
' 'Referring again to bur tenderheartedness -
ness , 1 bud u practical example of an instance
nf it. 1 hud risen rather early one morning ,
and before breakfast 'had taken a Iltllo con-
stitutlonul. On returning to the casllo I
entered one of the greenhouses close to u
wing of the main building. While hem 1
heard the door open and Patti came down
the wulks , stopped suddenly , und , calling lo
her gardener : 'John , plcaso , I wish to see
you. ' Ho went immediately. She said ;
'Hero is u crippled dragon-fly und I want to
lot iho dogs out , won't you please take itund
place It in a safe place , for 1 don't wish it
worried,1 I toll you selfishness cannot well
exist In u woman who from carefully guard
ing n wounded fly will start out on weekly
rounds with u busket filled with money und
scalier it without ostentation among the de
serving poor of her district.
"Now Just u word or two and I've done.
Just us I was about leaving Crulg-y-Nos
Pultl came to toll mo I would not bo ublo to
secuit ) any luncheon on the truln and placed
In tlio carriage a wicker basketiwblch she
bad packed herself and which contained tlio
daintiest of lunches , surrounding u bottle of
old wlno. After reaching the train I found
lier kindness did not stop wllh her own people
ple , but extended to railroad employes , for ,
Knowing I hud boon u guest of hers , nothing
was lee much trouble for my comfort.
"Yes , I left with the greatest regret. The
week was not only one of pleasure , It was
one of profit , for it revealed to mo in true
character a nobla woman , doing u uoblo
MANXMEN A8D THEIR WIVES
Pen-Pictures of the Characteristics and Cus
toms of an Interesting People ,
WHERE THE TAILLESS CAT IS A MASCOTTE ,
The Wrlnl Service of Old Vrrro find ltd
iuign Midnight Struct- *
Pent , , Isle of Mnn , Dec. 0. [ CorrcsKmd- ]
emeu of Tun BKB. ] In a somuwhnt extended
study of the lioino life of Manxmen , I have
como upon many striking similarities hc-
luccn the character and habits of these folk
and those of the "statesmen , " of Cumber
land and the fisher folk of Cornwall.
Cumberland "statesmen1 the actual peas
ant owners In perpetuity of little mountain
tracts of land , which have passed from
father to eldest son since- the border neces
sities of feudal times compelled the warlike
northern barons to parcel out their lands to
their serfs , arc tall of stntiiru , stout of
frame. | rave of aspect , but with a certain
11 ro of calm anil conscious independence In
their Rival gray eyes , which on occasion
would llamo into exalted heroism.
All this you seu In Manxmen In their com
fortable homes , and one has only to acquaint
himself with the heroism of this handful of
islanders In the past to know that their
looks do not belle their real character. There
Is no'vhero on Kiitfllsh soil a creator contrast
to bo found to the head-dneklntr , Uift-pull-
Inp. fawning human whom the English land
system has merpeil into a hereditarily
fringing , farthing splltt ing vassal called an
Knullsli small farmer.
Most Manxmen , Indeed all save the pro
prietors of mountain farms , uro also-rtsher-
men. In n imputation of less than 50,000
souls , including all town folk. It Is estimated
that at least one in every llvo derives his
chief support from the harvests of the soa.
"When boat builders and net-makers arc
taken Into account , the proportion would bo
far greater. The immediate proximity to
the sea of every inhabitant , and the endless
mental absorption of the facts and fancies of
sea environment , have through thocentnries
certainly molded the Manxman's face in
sympathy. In repose , it Is n handsome face
with a far-away , dreamful look. In anima
tion it has sternness and lire. In ordinary
iiUentiveness it bespeaks great caution.
When it has a pleasing peat lire
Tor u background and your own face Is op
posite , set in a perspective of windwhipped
landscape or steely blue sea , I think it is
truly ono of the most hospitable faces in all
You would bo chased down a mountain
sldo or tossed over u cliff hero in Manxland
f you offered money for any form of
lospitallty. The host of a farm house or
. ottago regards your coming as an honor ,
your staying a pleasure , your going with re-
jret. From time immemorial no tramps or
mendicants have been allowed to land upon
the shores of Man. Not so very long ago a
vessel breaking this law was forfeited.
I ocks and keys arc unknown in the country
sides. Utter simplicity and complete repose
reign in all farm and cottage homes.
"Civilization" represented by an inllux of
sight-seeing strangers from all parts of the
world has not yet disturbed the serenity of
ipparcntly changeless thought , feeling and
habit. Strangers are as gratifying to the
equable interest of Manxman ns the sim
plicity of the latter is satisfying to the
curiosity of those who como from far-off
lands. Outside of the town's uneventful life
to these honest souls
* * * Is measured In tlnvo parts
A slinplo way ! the birth , tlm toil , the rest.
The Manx woman is ruddy of face , broad
of girth and has a tongue which deals in
cordial candor. This face of liors is comely
withal , and there is a light behind her
pleasant eyes which tells that her line rosy
mouth and ready tongue are not given to
deceiving. It is a better face altogether
than you will llnd in any of the Latin coun
tries ; you tire not as afraid of it as you are
of the more roguish Irish face ; it is less
selfish than the faces of women you see in
England ; and it is not conjuring ill of you as
the Scotch woman sometimes makes you
conscious. Altogether it speaks loyalty ,
earnestness , some sympathy and about all
the trace of merriment you will lind in little
This woman before marriage is no won
drous blossom. She is often sweet enough
to look at , fair .enough to rcmemoer , shy
enough to make pursuit piquant , but she
shows improvement with ago ono of the
best fortunes that can come to woman. She
is wondrously prolilie and her children make
her a glowing mother. Burdens develop her
real heroism. The unwritten law is , from
superstitious custom , that she shall never
precede bur husband ; but mentally and in
all hcartnsido and marital exigency she is
his permanent guidon and superior. In old
ago she is the brightest , cheeriest , pcachtest ,
handsomest woman you can Hud in any land.
Only in the more ancient quarters will ono
find folk and customs peculiarly charac
teristic of the little Manx nation in
towns. In Douglas , Ramsey and oven
hero In antiquated Peel , the humble folk
live much as they do in all little old English
coast cities. The real Manx homo , preserved
in its material and human entity for many
hundreds of years , is the homo of the Manx
lifghlamlcr or fisherman , or of both. All
habitations of these Manxmen are places ol
genuine , though rude and simple comfort.
In wandering in all manner of out of the way
places on the fair island I have not been able
to find ono abode of yeoman or fisherman
where poverty is apparent. Even discomfort
is seldom seen. Cleanliness and smugness
are universal. There is a songful , sunny at
mosphere within the walls and without ; nil
amplitude tempered by thrift , but unllveneil
by content , goodwill and often cheerlness ;
though the Manx nature is bland and Intro
spec-live rather than demonstrative and tur
Nearly every cottage is like the Cumber
land "statesman's. " It is low , broad , ample.
Its walls tire practically indestructible , and
the building , hooded with snug brown
thatchings , runs out in nil manner of pictur
esque ways into stables , cow houses , shoe )
folds and cart sheds. These toll their own
pleasant story of prudent preservation of
j sscsslons and kindly comfort for dumb
beasts. There is always a line garden. This
is not only n bit of bloom and
color in summer , a rich contrast to the vast
breadth of golden , over-blooming gorse , the
purple heather and lichen ( severed rocks , but
Manxmen got as much as Hollanders foi
homo comfort out of these richly tilled half
acres. The earthen fence inclosing the
garden and every hedge between the fields
are beautiful from jMinstaklng care. En-
rlchcd with roses , where the tiny Urn-nut
rose Is a marvel of color and fragrance , with
hawthorn and honeysuckle , they furnish one
of the most exquisite charms of the island.
Within the Manx yeoman's home the
picture is homely but pleasing. The liouso
place , living-room and kitchen combined , is
on ono side of a green painted door and short
passage. On the other is a narrow slip of a
parlor , for , as with the Staffordshire potters
the parlor is n hereditary and necessary
dignity with the Manxmen. It is , us usual
with other places of dignity , the only place
of discomfort in these kindly island homes
In the center of this room will always IK
found a little square mahogany-framed
chintz settle is in the window. Over the
mantle piece is a huge mirror whoso texture
is as choppy as the surface of the Man-en
circling sea ; but this reflects in n zig-zag ,
way a marvelous collection of stuffed birds
dried grasses , China dogs , vases and ram
pant shepherdesses , with sundry curv
ings from Druldtu days mid huge
shells which salor-sons ) luivo brought
from fur-ojl shores. This dim little retreat
is seldom disturbed. Fitly enough it is
almost exclusively sucrod to iho uses o
funerals and weddings.
But the comfort of the roomy old house
place und kitchen atones for nil this. The
stone hearth Is deep and wide , and the fee
of great family might all have place
upon It , with room for hide-and-seek for the
little ones between the owners' chairs. The
fireplaces ore broad and deep and high , foi
burning peat or wood , with huge , vast chim
neys above them , whore a whole sheep or plf ,
might bo roasted , und the great chains ant
hooks for slinging the pots above the fire
would bear the weight of a cow or an ox.
lu some of these habitations the chlmno.\
is so sot back und outward into the gardei
that u genuine Scottish "Inglenouk , " such a
may be found in the olden weavers' village
of Gartcuslde , near Melrose , is formed , will
tlnv deep window * , splayed Inwardly
Others hnvo nt ono sldo > the Cornish "img *
ttminn , " or fuel receptacle. There Is always
n rwoss for storing pea4gr wood , sometimes
finished Hlto nn oliMlmo cliost. with n wide ,
long deal cover , This Jurovldes n nido set
tle , uixm which , when not occupied by some
member of the family , will always ho found
that strange but cverclnved \ > aiilmnl , the
tailless Manx cat. A "stnbblns , " nn this
tailless cat of Man Is paljcd , Is regarded In
ninny districts of the island with nn affection
bordering on veneration. It Is more than a
superstitious notion. It Is a belief , that anyone
ono injuring n cnt will Buffer dire harm when
at sea ; for the progcnjlors of this cnrloui
species wore cast UIKHI the Island from a
wrecked ship , from \ylilih ; no person was
In ono comer , on tlio fireplace side of the
room , will always bo found the stalely
dresser , set high in the room UK | > n its four
crooked and slender legs. A wealth of gaudy
crockery wai-o ornaments Us capacious
shelves , and one of its Iwo dec ) ) draws pro-
vldcs for the reception of tlm dully gathering
of eggs , while the other is heaped to the
edges with the weekly baking of barley clap-
bread , still Iho staff of life in most of the
countryside homes. Ueyond this Is the deal
table , Iho family boord for common or festive
uses. It Is a huge , stout affair , white as the
silvered hull-of ' the dame whoso mother's
mother's inolhur set Ihu example of Us daily
Hotwcen this and Ihe dresser , us well as
beneath the latter , is n row of huge casks
nnd jars. The largest of these contiilns
the greatest of blessings to the Miuixintin ,
his ' -pray" or picketed herring or "sciidden. "
In another Is his sloro of s.illed million or
goose. In others are preserved fruits and
vegetables. This region Is sacred to the
single uspervislon of the housewife ,
and woo to the M-inx lad or lass in
unlawful proximity. In the oppo
site comer Is tne family "corner-cup
board , " Iho Mecca of nil eliildtsh longings
and eager glances. More than all else this
rcceplacle stamps Ihe Manxman as a bounte
ous liver , It is never known to be lacking
such comfortable mailers as a few pounds of
home-made butter , toolnsomo skim-milk
cheese , pots of honey nnd coarse jam and
slices of fancy bread and cake. All this ,
outside the family's requirements , serves in
n most genial countryside custom. Stranger
or neighbor never calls nt Manx cottage
without invitation to eal and drink ; and
neighbor's children are never sent nway
from a Manxman's cottage without carrying
in their chubby .fists some hospitable token
from the generous corner cupboard.
Hugo wooden chairs and great armchairs
which might have come down from King
Orr.v's time , give the place an atmosphere of
rcstfulness. Flitches of bacon , golden brown
from their bronzing of peat smoke , hang
temptingly from the rafters below Iho
thatching. Thu tiuy widows are shaded
with snowy muslin , nnd the light Is mol-
owed and softened as it is filtered through a
tracery of plants , The llamos flicker blue
ibovo an abundance of glowing peat , chang
ing the great fireplace anon from or.ingo to
purple : while , ticking comfortably and with
i friendly and companionable sound , a huge
eight-day clock looks blandly down upon all.
ts'ot gorgeous homes these , but they are
liomesoC Integrity , comfort and content.
Strictly speaking the Manx are a serious
[ > coplo. They are not given to festivities.
They nro comfortable , happy and content
during all the year , rather than hilarious
and turbulent tit stated , .periods and moody
and discontented in tlio long and mournful
intervals. There is but one day in the
year which may bo regarded as of
national importance. 'That ' is Tynwald
day in midsummer whten the. laws of the
land are promulgated and solemnly ratified
by court and people. Now , ns 1,000 years ago ,
all Manxlaud comes to the purple glen whore
this ceremonial takes place , for a few hours
stands face to face with , customs of Ruga
times , and returns to1 the centuries-old
Manx homes with the precious wraiths of
King Orry and his Norse lawgivers revived
in giant presences.
The ordinary amusements of lowly Euro
pean loll : have liltlo plu'co among them. A
surpassing calm , as if these folk endlessly
stood in the presence of a mighty and heroin
past , seems lo brood upon islands and
islanders. When midsummer days have
come , the fires of Boltean lire lighted. They
Hash from height lo height , as in p.ig.in
days. No one can toll you why it is done.
There is no weird and fetish exaltation in
these scenes as in some parts of Ireland , in
the Scottish highlands und in Cornwall. Of
course the flames drive away all witches ,
but with these staid folk Ihe fires of Btinl
must burn today not in superstitions need ,
but because the Manx forefathers never
failed to light them.
Indeed , nnswerving'loyalty to established
customs is their most marked characteristic
and highest charm. They have utterly
grown out of superstitious incident , dread or
motive which gave importance lo Iho origin
of many , but hold to the act and fact of
tradition with changeless zeal.Our
fathers did thus and so. Wo respect the
doings of our fathers , caring not for their
reasons. sive : that they had liiem , " governs
all retention of what may sscin Incongruous
and uncanny to you and lo me.
Weddings are almost secret affairs. All
the tender and forgivable excitements of
preparation are attended with rigorous and
austere repression of publicity. No one can
tell you why. It is simply .so. It has always
been so. On the contrary , as in
Cornwall , funerals are drawn out to
the utinosl limit of sympathetic attention.
The body is carried , never driven , to the
churchyard. Hours , often days , are con
sunied from the start to the church. In
numerable delays give occasion for innumoit
able outbursts of afl'eelion , and Ihe singing
of an equal number of lugubrious paalms ,
inloned in such shrill , minor strains Ural the
weirdest and most thrilling of "keening' ' at
Irish wakes is often surpassed. The origin
of this cnslom is also a mystery. No matter
to the sturdy Manx. Anything different
would bo sorrow for the living , a wrong to
In the tetidw holiday time when these
words will bo read , Manx folk of the remote
countrysides will have already celebrated
their most cherished custom. Though dis
countenanced by the clergy , it has almost
flcrl-clv hold its own since the Introduction
of Christianity in the island. This is tin ,
service of Oicl Vorre , undoubtedly a
corruption of Feaill Vorroy , literallj
the Feast of Mary. To superccdu
this , church authorities hold Christmas
eve services. Hut they are of no
avail. When the lights are out some one if.
always found with a key to the sacred edl
lice. Then from the remotest corners of the
parish come nil , young and old , each with a
long lighted tallow dip tied about with u bit
of ribbon or rosette.
As the midnight nears , old men advance
to ward the communion and chant the wildest
weirdest carols and ditties mortal curs mui
know. Most are addressed to the Virgin
Some are in honor of Sngti-timo heroes. Stil
others are of wreck and death , Singers and
listeners often reach a tremendous pitch o :
exultation , Strange and wild these mid
night scenes at the moment of Nativity it
Manxltiiul. The bardiu.htraln of old , licit :
true and firm down lliejsliining line of 1,000
years , thus once each your flashes ils Ilamo
through Christian fervor.ln this "dear lltllo
Isle of Man. " Kixuu U WAKUMAX.
Columbus would have reached America
sixty days sooner had' ' his sailors beer
strengthened with Cudahy's ExtractorBeof ,
A story comes from Jaditin Territory to
the effect that the Comunelics are hoodooliif ,
a preacher , who , they claim , misled them ii
interpreting a treaty. uTJio victim is Kov
Joshua Given , u full-hooded Kiowa , edu
culed and ordained a Iresbytcrian ? minister
About three weeks ugg Bororal Comanche
mcdiclno men hold a uiqctlng , and , aflei
going through a iiumbe jof mysterious cere
monies , ihey produced ji ; dcur skin with ;
likeness of Hie lntcrpritur ) , Kov , Mr. Given
painted Ihercou. This they tucked up , und
going oil u distance , shot an arrow through
the chest of the picture. More , mysterious
actions then took place , after which a mes
senger was sent to the object of their dis
like to inform hint that In twelve days ho
would begin to bleed at the lungs and con
tinue to bleed at intervals until death re
sulted. As the twelfth day drew near , Kov.
Mr. Given grow despondent and oppressed ,
and on thu appointed day became suddenly
111 and suffered u hemorrhage of the lungs ,
Other hemorrhages followed , und at lust
accounts he was reported very weak.
The genial Judge advocate on the stuff of
his excellency. Governor Hurlelgh , Is a mem-
bur of the Unitarian society of Presquo Isle ,
says the Lmvlston ( Me ) Journal. The
society held u parish meeting , not long ago ,
lo consider ways and means lo make , up u
dcllclt in the amount required to pay the sal
ary of the minister for the ensuing year ,
Postmaster A. O. Perry , occupied the chair ,
and. uflor various amounts hud boon pledged
by different maaibers , the colonel arojo evl-
dently with the Intention of "making the
blind good. " and blandly Inquired , "Mr
rhnlrmnn , how much nro wo shy1" A smllo
spread over the countenances of the ! K\VS , "
and the pot was filled before leaving the
A Kentucky Baptist * minister MVS tha't
some years ago a Baptist church In that
state tried a man for kissing his wife , The
formulated charge was entered , "Unbecom
ing Ix > vHy. " The gentleman accused bad
been from home several weeks on business ,
and on his return ho met his wife at thu
meeting house , and in the presence of the
congregation embraced her with a sounding
smack on the lips. Some of the staid old
deacons were so shocked at such levity in
the house of God that the gentleman was
nrr.ilgned on the above charge , and escaped
dismissal from the church by agreeing to do
his kissing at homo in the future.
A gentleman , pptveMng a follow loaning
against the front of St. Paul's cathedral who
was unable to stand without some support ,
asked him if ho was going to join the church.
"No. " replied Bottlenosi ? , " "not vduttlyjluo.
but I'm lean " "
leanln" that way.
Pipkin Isn't It strange that so many min
isters' sons are 'ustl
Potts Why , no ; what comes of the cloth
is subject to tears.
Mlggles Simpson Is very regular In his
attendance- church now.
Wiggles Yes , the children In thu flat arose
so noisy ho can't get a wink of sleep at homo.
. .so.i3i KX or .vor/ : .
The Russian w.ar and the Siamese king
have one taste In common each Is a bicycle
Thomas Settle of North Carolina , only 'JS
years of ago , Is the youngest member-elect of
the new congress.
,1. \Vntklns , who lives at Iy\wrciieo \ and
can raise fMX.0i : ) ( ) ! ) ) on n show down , is said
to bo the wealthiest man in Ivinsis.
Sculptor F. Edwin Elwcll of Sandwich ,
Mass. , who will make an equestrian statute
of General Winllold Scott Hancock , has
made a specialty of "men on horseback. "
Comptroller Myers of New York catches
a big Christmas gift somewhat in advance of
the regulation date. It is the flO.OOO fee for
collecting the inheritance tax on Jay Gould's
bequests. This lump sum is us large us his
Mrs. Annie Dlggs of Kansas says that she
is a bigger warrior than Mrs. Least ) and that
she is the ono who defeated Ingalls. Mrs.
Dlggs avoirdupois weight is ninety pounds ,
sixty pounds of which Is pure nerve.
A St. Paul man who didn't pay bis dentist
has boon deprived of his yet unsottlod-for
false teeth by an order of the court. law
yers are said to rob their clients of their eye
teeth , but it takes a judge to divest a man
of a full sot.
President Eliot of Harvard university is a
member of tbo cremation society in Boston ,
and ho thinks that the objects of the or
ganization are good. Ho docs not intend ,
however , to direct that his own mortal re
mains shall be Incinerated.
President-elect Cleveland tolls the New
York reporters that ho will have something
of importance to communicate to them in a
few days. Possibly ho is about to submit a
revised version of the report sent out from
Brouilwater during his recent gunning trip
to the effect that ho had killed fifty-five
snipe at one shot.
At the recent celebration in St. Peters
burg , held in honor of Prof. Vlrchow , the
great German physician , Count , T. .1. Doljan-
off , one of the imperial ministers , made an
eloquent speech in Latin. One of the Italian
papers , in commenting upon the Russian's
address , siys ; that it Is not probable that any
Italian minister could make such a speech.
Herbert Spencer has been writing for
more than forty years and u partial estimate
of the prollts from the sale of his most Im
portant books shows that they have brought
him less than i'1,000 , a year. Decidedly
philosophy does not pay the philosopher in
cash , whatever it may give him in intellec
1'ctcrS. Grosscup , appointed United States
district court judge for northern Illinois , in
place of .ludgo Blodgctt , resigned , is de
scended from an old Pennsylvania family
transplanted from Holland. Ho was born in
Ohio , however , lived in the sumo congres
sional district with Major McKInley , and
was an intimate friend of that statesman.
Ho removed to Chicago in 1SSS3 , and entered
into a law partnership with Leonard Swell.
M. Hera , who is figuring conspicuously in
connection with the Panama canal affairs in
Franco just now , is a German by birth , an
American by naturalisation , but a French
man by residence. Ho first became promi
nent in business as the holder of German
patents for incandescent lamps. Then he
Interested himself in tho.TablockhoffElcctric-
Lighling company , and ultimately brought
about a fusion between it and a rival com
pany. From that date ho seems lo have been
interested in all great electric ventures in
Paris , and to have made large sums of money.
Though a German , bo served in the French
Army of the Lairo us a surgeon , and still
bears the title of doctor.
"Beauty is but skin-
deep" was probably
meant to disparage beau
ty. Instead it tells how
easy that beauty is to
"There is no beauty
like the beauty of health"
was also meant to dispar
age. Instead it encour
Pears' Soap is the
means of health to the
skin , and so to JDOth these
sorts of beauty.
All sorts of stores sell
it , especially druggists ;
all sorts of people use it.
A newnnrt complota treatment , cotulatlng of Sup.
poiltorlei , Olutmont In Cupinloj , Bl o In bur nnd
1'lllB. A i > o IUii ) cure fur Knernul , Imurnal , llllnil
or Illvoillnx , Hulling. Chronic , Uooont or lleruilllarr
I'lloi , Tbti reraodr ) m novur boon known to foil ,
1 par box. U far JJr sent by mall. Why milTor from
this torrlblo nliu a wliou a written Kanruntoe U
positively tUon wltli Olinzei or refund tlio manor
t not cured ? Homl stamp for free i&uipli. ( iunr-
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