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   LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 16, 1890, Lemars, Iowa                                v,^^lPi'xx, NO. 100. LEMARS, IOWA, TUESDA"^, DECEMBER 16, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. }}. H. WINOHEL (Si/CCKSSOR TO WILSON & McLAIN.) mi ESTATE LOANS and COLLECTIONS Low Intehust for money on real estate. Money Paid Oyeii ns soon as papers lire made out. No iHTBiiEST Dub until end of year. RfiATi EsTATB bought and sold. Monet to Loan on Inbtallmknt PiiAN on city property. BonnowERS wiiii/save Money by deal-ng witii me. Office over Diehl's Drug Store, LeMara; Iowa.        38* .    - HOYT & GOUDIE. -proprietors or- LIVERY, - FEED, and Sale Stables' " Eaglo at, Next to Union Hotel. Conveyance to any part of the country farn-ahed on ahort notice. Torma reasonable. Onr teama are good roadsters and oar Tohiclea new and neat.  HOTT & GOUDIE. Bain & Ketcham LUMBER WAGONS, MARSEILLES AND ADAMS, JI&Bd and Power Sbellers and Feed Hills, ...     Star, Champion �n(l Adams Wind Mills. Hand' and Underground Force ^ I'ump, BBSS CYLINDER PUMP. All goods Warranted. BAILEY & CO. 71*tf Gus Ilaerling's old stand "ALWAifS ON TIME." There is no line so handsomely eonipped for .through PaasonBerServiceas'TheNorth West. ernLine"~C., St. P., M. & O. B'y :   All well posted travelers betireen '     , THE Twin cities and Chicago take this line-partiou Urly favoring the "Vestibule Limited^" which - oairies the finest sleeping oars and coaohee ever bmit, and also all classes of passengers, without extra fares. On theXiOke Superior portion of the . line, between Uinneapolis, St. Paul and X>nlnth, andSt. I'anland Ashland, Pullman sleepers are . :nn on night trains and parlor cars on day trains NORTH-WESTERN -'xFaattbroagh trains are also run betweisn Miune-:apoli8, St. Paul and Kansas City, via Bionx City, .;;with�l^&,Oj'By.,>BUo.forms a :, through line to the Paoifle'.oaastioperate^'iaa the IjakelSaperior, St. Panl & Union Pooifio'Iona. ::, Allparticnlors,with maps andit.imeitablesiinay be obtained at any station, or write direct to ': l^^-l ,T. W.TBASDAIiE, " "','"''^'4' Qen'lPaas. Agt. St. Panl, Hiiii; 5*' mm THE MAGE OF THE HOUSE IT IS MOT OFTEN USED. BUT IT IS A VERY POTENT AFFAIR. The One Syinbolaf AbHoliito Power In the Vnltcd States-Its History and Uses. Its Keeper, the Sergoant-nt-A riiisi and Some oMils Dntles. ^- v,#   [Special Correspondence.] Washinoton, Dec 11. - Only once since this congress convened, more than a yeai- ago, has the mace been called into use, and that was when the member from New Jersey reached for the nose of the member from Waslrington with his energetic fist. To moat visitors to the house of representatives the mace is a THE MACE AT BEST. mystery. They see, standing upon a round marble bloclc, at the right of tlie speaker's chair a contrivance which loolts like a bundle of sticks, surmovmt-; ed bya ball and a bird. No one pays attention to this queer device. It is so seldom used and so of ten seen standing in'its place tliat membera and other habitues of the hall appear to be unmindful of its existence. The stranger, however, rarely fails to list what it is. Lucky, indeed, is the visitor who scM the mace in action. The mace is mighty when stirred to movement.    . Itcould not exert a more potentcharm if.it were a heathen idol and the occupants of the floor its devotees. Wlien the mace is taken down from its pedestal and carried upon the floor the visitor may.feelsnre there is a-crisis. There is extraordinary disordei^ a fisticuff or a riot. As a. rule, the mace is not used more often than once a year, but its every: appearance creates a sensation. There wso .never yet a man so bold as to disr pute right of way with the mace. All heads are bowed before it; all tongues silent. And. why not? It is the only royal insigniap this:government. It is tbemost' potential' instrument of ceremony or ensign of authority on this continent. The mace, represents the maJT esty of the American house of commons, and that means the people. The admiral of the navy may have his flag and the general of the army his star, but what are they if the body the mace rules does not support them? All honor, therefore, to the mace, and donot sneer at it because at first glance it appeal's a relic of ancient mummery, a meanmglessi decorated stick. The pages lounge and play about its pedestal as if it were a piece of furniture, but it is really the one potential wand in this "coniirry,' the one inanimate object which ty 1!.. .'8 actual power. Compared to tlio mace the gavel is nothing, � The gavel appeals.� f^order; 'The'mace enforcesvit,The gavel is'a mere mallet, a sounding, instrumenti which may roar and pound and rattle in vain. The mace is a silent, majestic force which has but to be seen and it is obeyed. . A member may disregard the speaker and express contempt for liis gavel, but the man who failed to bow : before the mace would . endanger his right to sit in the house! He might even insult the spealcer, for he is but an officer of the ;house, its creature. The mace invariably commands his respect, for it is the house itself When the American congress first met it .was perceived that it should have, in some formv a symbol, which all men would hold in awo and reverence, and so a mace was fashioned of ebony, bound with silver, and -surmounted by a silver globe:and an eagle of solid gold. It was baptijBedi,crowned and enthroned, and Teigned}8ap^emej;tiUlthe British sofdiers ^c^e^a]jcq^^n^8t4and burnedtheCapir ',tolltl^j^(t^e^|mico wasd&strpyed; The 'Mlid'^eolcl ^'^eagl�)^diwppearod', ^a^d "no more, is of as sterling worth as tho ttrst of its line. The mace has its liigh priest in the. person of fhe sergeant-at-arms. Every day at high n6on, when the houRe meets, this offlciih enters tho hal), bearing the symbol in his hands, and places it upon its pedestal.' When tho lionso adjoums or takes a recess ho came;) ib away to its cloister. Sometimes lio t.".kej it away when tlie hou.?c continues iu session, or appeal's to do so, and this is something which the visitor cailnot understand. The expliiTintion is a simple one. Nearly every day tlie house resolves itself into committet' of tlie whole liouae on tho state of tho Union, IJsually on such occasions the speaker retires attor calling a member to tlie chair, though ho may preside if lio wishes to do so. The committee of the whole is'not tho house of representatives, but what its name indicates, a simple committee of which every member of the house is a member, and consequently tho macehasno proper phice as a silent guardian of its deliberations. When so ordered by the speaker the high priest of the maco lifts the .ancient symbol from its place and can'ies it, held aloft, upon the floor among the members. If there is disturbance there you may bo sure it will quickly disappear. This high priest of the maco is also a sort of father confessor to tho statesmen of the house. Ah,, if his secrets were unveiled what sensations there would be in the land! Tho sergeant-ut-arms has many delicate duties to perform besides that of, polishing up the gold eagle. Once m a session or so it happens that a call of the roll failing to disclose the presence of a quorum, the sergeant-at-arms is ordered to apprehend absent members and bring them before the bar of the house. The sergeant-at-ams is supposed to know just where these delinquents are to be found, and ho and his assistants generally do know. A drinking saloon not far from the Capitol is usually drawn on for a limited number of statesmen.       . A few doors down New Jersey avenue, almost on the site of the first manor house erected in the Capital City, a select poker coterie is occasionally in^ ten'npted by.the knocking atthe door of the sergeant-at-arms. In tlie immediate neighborhood -are two or three other dens in Avhich jack pots are once in a while broken / up by the appearance of the officers of the house. Not many years ago three .young statesmen were caught in a house on this same avenue in an undignified but not reprehensible -plight. They were: whiling away the dull hours of an afteraoon learning to THE YOUTH OE PAENELL. ,'�.x-�f-_..^�.j ... if .^1 mm wap,mac: MS! ttimitat its* AN INTERVIEW WITH ONE WHO KNEW WIM MANY YEARS AGO. f    - The Trl<4li f.iilt(1ur Tliut WiiH to lio Iiiliur-Ited Firmness, ConrnBO mid Norvo-No One Tliou'gbt IIo Would Ho a Public Man-nis'ificliool Dnys. V [Special Corresporidenoo. New York, Deo. H.-ParneH's career has been soiM-illiimt and impressive that anything which illustrates his character or explains its strength, and the reasons for thebentjof his intellect, possesses the greatest interest. His public Mfo is known of all men, but of his early days, j the promiselof his youth, his habits and aBsociationsI) much less luu3 been heard, Mr. H. B. iHanimond, now the in'esi-dent of tho^ Indianapohs and Decatur railway, who lives in New York, had an opportunity to see Parnell when he was in his college days, and to share in some of the social delights which made Mrs. Pameli's city homo in Dublin so attractive somo twenty odd years ago. Mr. Hammond was appointed United States consul to Dublin by President Lincoln, and upon tho suggestion of Charles.Sumner and retommendation of Secretary of State Seward. Ho served in that office from 1801 to 18C4. The Earl of Carlisle was then the lord lieutenant for Irelandj and Mr. Hammond was a frequent visitor. at the castle, where he often met Mrs. Pamell. She was held in high esteem by the Earl of Carlisle, who'pronounced her one of the most remarkable women he had ever met; whose'-social and personal charms were equaled by her mental  endow- A QOEEU BOXIN A BAOOAOE CAIt. walta at a private dancing school, when the man of the mace- rushed in; upon; them alid waltzed: them away to the bar, of the house, there to make: their expla-. nation ; .When a member is called before the bar to give reasons for his absence he is not sworn to tell*tbe truth.  not to be found." More- tliau: one statesman of. renown owes bis fair fame to the reticence and discretion of a sergeant-at-arms or. his assistant. It is'a matter of general con-'gratulation,*however,-that dbrunkenness, gambling anl4j;%>rjM:4yice8: are :much.te^ frequent;:.h6w:among public '-men they.^V^ere'intbe^old'vdays. There lire no i)ablic;gaiiiblin^'ih'6|ases:'i^ ton,-'and'Hhe,^embers^^who often get :drunk conl'd'tieiponnted^om^ their,:exp9nence8 with: fa-' act aa faneral.;.ma8terfl,iirt�ejn*mepiber ott Jfche hon6e,die80ftn^|�j�ftl�� iill.^aitang?^! ;mpii6^for,;trapspoi'tiiif Jhev^^ ;iJace^qf�;,i^teiTnentVj;t^^ co'^itteftbf.j^ngressmem^ rule, of latp,-,.years "IthTOBiftiiieral exojursions' are, managed" jvithydlj^j^ji^'disolemnity, L thpngh.'it Vould.1>b|Jpou6rary ^to -- human | CHARLlLSi STEWAKT PAENELL. ments. She had been presented at every one of, the Em'opean courts, and had; gathered about her in her Dublin home the beauty, intellect, wit and talent of Irish society, - Besides het city .home Mrs. Pamell': had_ a counti'y- lOiico at Wicklow,::the same estate which Charles Stewart Parnell now possesses, and to which he goes when he wishes to be in retirement. Into; the family circle as then established Mr,' Hammond was a welcome guest. ;He and Mrs. Parnell were Americans, and a friendship li.ad been established years before between Commodore Charles Stewart, Mrs. Pai-nell's father, and Gen. Mansfield, tlie distinguished officer who' was killed at Antietara, and who was an uncle of Mr. Hammond. At that time Mrs. Pamell's daughters, Emily, Sophy and Fanny were livings at home, and two of the sons, but Charles Stewart was reading for honors,at Oxford university. The daughters were very attractive and intellectual women, and -Sophy was esteemed a very: beautiful one as well. Fanny was just beginning- to take that interest in the Fenian' movement which, afterward became so-conspicuous. Sir John Pamell, the father of Charles Stewart Pamell, had been dead for some years. Although he had married an; American girl, of- whom he was very proud, yet he was not cordial in his ad-, miration of Americans generally, and hesitated not to express his opinion free--ly. When his opinions, were once proven' they were like granite, immovable, and it is this trait, of his character which Charles Stewart Parnell has conspicuously inherited. � Sir John was esteemed a peculiarly set and obstinate man, and, even as a child Charles Stewart was of stubborn,disposition. His family used oftento say that "Charlie" was just like r his father in that respect. The; austerity, reserve and chilly demeanor which have so frequently been sxwken of in connection -with Charles; Stewart Pamell therefore: is not a man-nerismi aa many have supposed, assumed to defend himself; but is a fainilytrait.'; Thevchildren got it naturally'enough! Su: John Pamell was thus constitutedii and:80 was Commodore Charles Stewart; Pamell'a; grandfatherson the; mother's I side. , 'Another..,family trait was known of �ll;the j; friends when r the ^children were kBpkall.'>' That liwas.'physical courage of I (the*j^|UI�eme8t. eort. f'That'was arf in-l IheffilJnaBvfipmthe old.x^^ neveif knew what fear was.-' Fanny Par--neU-pOTsessed-thiaquality in theliighest: degreeJ'SShe was daring almost to reck-, lessneBBwhenehe^Tode to hounds;' and as a/driver was happiest when she con-^ll^d 'the most spirited, nervous and 'excitable horses to,be found in Ireland. ;The'^'other.,girl8'w,ere brav^jPliysically: l^::ilp|enC^W,'i'abd'tho'^io. m .-|i;^lAng;-4nVI'^VAdin^lS^i!^r^^ ,iDitt4.-e in^ist^d thittlshonldla\ uiubup-o( -nln^ky apd wine, und I did. to ,^tMre\fWjiap^'>9^^)#'>'^ the K ^ W^tpl I ) lu ^liii.h to 1>.u.p ICO and; fheTcilur    tiiJea which hdp to uak| � - " 'oirj'BiiJOothh   So would develop into a i'espcjtahle, sport loving country squire. Ho had inherited from his uncle. Sir Ralph Howard, of London, a couifortablo property, which was well invested, and it was known that he oxnocted to possess tlio Wicklow estate, of which ho was very fond. He displayed, too, a mighty love of athletic sports, especially of shooting. In his vacations he was accustomed to go wherever good shooting could be obtained, and he usually spent the Christmas holidays in grouse shooting in Scotland. He was also very fond of nding and driving-a trait which he had in common with other members of the family-and he wanted the most spirited horses, and was happiest when he had a nervous animal to master. So conspicuous was Pamell's fondness for sports that ho was esteemed among his college mutes as bound to make a career as a gentleman sportsman. His own family seemed to have this opinion of him; they never regarded him as a young man of especial promise, and it is said that some of them looked with amazement upon tho revelation of Ida powers which he made after becoming a member of parhament. The hope of the family was rather centered in the oldest son, who became a barrister and practiced in London. Another eon, John Parnell, they thought would develop into a great financier and would perhaps become a political power. He seemed to have far more inclination for public activity than ever Charles Stewart Parnell indicated in tho days of his youtli. This son, however, was persuaded to come to America and buy a plantation. He did so, bought a peach farm, and haa lived a quiet but happy and profitable life as a raiser of peaches in one of the southern states. One of the daughters, she who was esteemed most beautiful, man-ied a Mr. Livingstone, a very wealthy man, with an establishment m Paris, and there she Uved for some years, moving in tho very highest circles and dispensing hospitality in a manner which charmed the best elements of Parisian society, She is now dead. Fanny PameU was thought by all the family friends, however, to be the most biilhant member of the family, and although her sympathy with the Fenian movement brought her on the one hand in contact -with persons who hod, no claim to social distinction, yet on the other she maintained with su-preine' grace the honors of her mother's dra-wing room in Dublin. The social position of the family was of the very best. On Sir John Parnell's side the family was connected with the British nobility, and the best of drawing rooms would have been cheerfully opened to; Charles Stewart Pamell "had he chosen, to'enter society. Besides; that, the:,distinguished American family-of. his mother had given him an additional claim- for..social- prominence. But he never cared for that sort of thing. He foundhis pleasantest society in the companionship of men, and was fond of a quiet.dinner with his mates, where he revealed a genial side of his character which was not a^iparent to near acquaintances. After Pamell was graduated from Oxford he was for a time in more inttmate companionship with- his - mother and sister Fanny than he had been since childhood. It was the time when they were enthusiastically ; supporting the Fenian movement, and there is no doubt at all that it is duo to the influence of his sister Fanny that Pamell's; attention was first called to the Irish situation and his ambition stimulated. He did not agree -with his mother or sister as to the success or advisability of the Fenian movement, but he spent; many months in practical seclusion trying to solve in his own mind the problem. He decided at last to follow; where O'Connell had led, and to attempt to win for Ireland by constitutional methods and by the process of agitation what the Fenians proposed to do by arms. Having his ambition stimulated, his opinions fixed, the inherited characteristics of the man asserted themselves, such as tenacity of purpose, great courage and a power of patience which was marvelous to those who knew him as a rather impatient youngster. He sought an election to parliament, and his career began. Those who knew Pamell in his youth and'Collge days are not surprised at the revelation which has been made of the weak spot ii\;:his armor;:they think that! his weaknesswas always in that; direct : tion, and they narrate some rather sub^ stantial reasons for^snch-belief; Had he been asinvulnerabletoanoh.temptation as he has hegnto allothers he;would haye beenperfectly equipped;'his old acquaint-: ances^yi to carry.ouvthefight until'fae won it    . . E..J. 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Choice FarmSj'^; and residences both in LeMars and Kingsley. , 'itbjto^broth6re!,ptt\8isters,-^jipw -Uttlo#nssociated'-aftor^tligidgy9^of ijjibs arid nurses. � He 'wijs'eenliearly to>^ool,V' and,ftfterwM'd entei-ed'^^xfQirdJj h^me,' bu* moTB ilikeiy'+n rnmain, u\ia^, bo tli|t it ctomutimii hipp ii^tlil thut tho fimiK did uA f*.o him loik m nth'3 at i tiiu-> H uit n 1 Osfitrd^? witji tt LOiiiin iiiimLl r^Ufiid^ E0 chiLf intim icv M Id u itn this ri.Uti\k'r rwho lb novi 01 w u Ti-u ntU ,.i Kwyer IM hn^iiotm Give Me a Call and be Gonvinced. 9&*tf A. W. PARTRIDGE, SnccEsson to TOWSEND BROS., -dbaleu in- Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blin Ziime, stucco, Cement, Satr, Haud and Soft Coal, Stone and Bbiok. Having purchased the lumber and coal business of Townsend Bros.,at LeManfi'^'! I would respectfully ask tor further continuance of your patronage at the old Btand-and will strive by fair and square dealing to merit the same. A. W. PARTRIDGhE Commercial Savings Bank, Leed^r,       -    .   Io,wa. T ' AUTHORIZED CAPITA ; PAIDilN O^PrrAL, 925,000 OFFICERS : C. BEATAN OLDFIELD, President. HENRY REINHART, Vice-President. / 8. H. MOORE, Caahier; The Power of the'Speaker. There are two.pfaases to the methods by which ithe American house "of repr*. sentatives: exercises its; powerrrthe work in - committee' room, the proceedings in open session.   One-^ is the brain which-inspiTesj the other the body which; 'performs. "..Over both qre the power, andt^eshadftY^i and the,directi6q:offth& epeal^r. 'He'not'only vaa&ea the. committees in the first place, yrUjb the'wid^l est sort of latitude as to'men and their iViews upon measures,' but after they are I made and-are at work it is he.who goy-"ems th^m with a' nod dr a'-ypi^i wlio" gives them or denies them "a hearing in ^the Kouse itself, who ahalpes thinge^^jvery, fmuch as }�e w'ould'hq,ve thWmror^^'as'ohgt .'mayjthinkit best they sliould" be;j?^o't'f ;mnoh tjiati^e does,not want,i^done,~is '7h)B does not necessarily imply'tyran-' ny oh his part^rit'ia'in ,the natni�'Df thin^. 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