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A JIANIAC IN THE Alo(JNF'ziIiN"S.

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A JIANIAC IN THE Alo(JNF'ziIiN"S. A local contemporary describes tha vagaries of a man who has turned recluse and taken up his abode in a cave on Skiddaw, in the Cumberland Lake district. It appears that about three years ago an eccentric- looking man, of tall and slender build, a pale OOffio plexion, and speaking with a Scotch accent, paid a visit to Keswick, where he occupied lodgings for a week. Daring that period he made frequent excur- sions up Skiddaw, always returning with his clothe covered with mud and his mysterious wanderings excited considerable attention at the time, various stories being set afloat of his search for precious metals or a hidden treasure. Leaving his lodg- ings in Keswick, the stranger took up his abode on the breast of Skiddaw, sleeping at night in a small cave or pit, sheltered by a. portable roof of reeds, and lined with moss. He has now, except a short interval, remained about three years upon the mountains, sometimes passing his time upon Skiddaw, at others moving on to Saddleback and Belvellyn, one of his fancies being to preach sermons to the mountain sheep. His appearance is described by those who have seen him as ludicrous in the extreme. His hair is thrown over his shoulder and hangs far down his back, and forms the only protection for the head bis clothes seem to have been in the height of fashion 20 years ago, and are quite threadbare; he wears no shoes, and goes on his peregrinations in his stockings only. He gives the name of Smith, and, judging by his language, belongs to Scotland, but when questioned on the subjeot gives an evasive answer. He makes almost daily visits to Keswick, where he purchases his tea and sug^r,^ mixing and eating them dry. His only cooking apparatus is a small pan, in which he cooks messes of very ques- tionable ingredients, boiling them by the aid of lighted tallow. Through the limited accommodation of his habitation, he is obliged to lie in a circular posi- tion, much resembling that of a dog in a kennel. In some of his descents into the vales his appearance frightened some of the peaceful inhabitants, and the police having had their attention directed to him he recently underwent incarceration in the county gaol for disorderly conduct at Keswick. While in prison he painted a good portrait of the governor of the gaol, but it had been a great grief to him to have his h-air out, according to prison rule, on his entrance. Haying finished his term of imprisonment he has now gone back to his old haunts af lwaner if not a wiser man. —

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