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 - - . i SIMPLE EI.JCGAN'C. ' Nothing anywhere is...
- . i SIMPLE EI.JCGAN'C. ' Nothing anywhere is p or ormean, tbongb all is severely simple. I Our room was a pic ture the yeliow - stainfd doors and Fhutters, the ftolished floor, over which were scattered scattered largej baudsome rugs of Soaker manu facture: tues ar& - .woven ot soft wool, and closely resehibie rpjyrua rugs; tue two white beds iu opposite corners, the little cast - iron stove, perfdft'.y plain and smooth, and aUmt as big as a good - sized loaf of bread, in which a nre crackled cheeriuny. ibesa stoves are in every room alike; no larger in office or dining - fooih. How do they keep warm in winter thetie! . Lut most dainty and delightful of all were the curtains, wnica neariv arove dear, as - t he tic Hoi bj hi wild. T!:cy wo re - of white l.nen. aud isuspeuuud Nby brass rins, on u brass rod. jThey were startched very stillly. and where every ring was sewed were i: oned to bane in a fold from top to bottom When drawn back they formed a flat mass of folds, aii 1 were conlined hijh up at the side of thelwide, sinab - paned window bv a brass tixtuQe. like an inverted shepkuid's crcok. Wfteii down and spread they loom d like well, ? like a Shaker etnereaiiztd, Hermia nptiy said. Tneso were the curiuuis evcrj - where. We ww no others. At the head of euch staircase was a tall, old fashioned clock, as old os th house it - seli'. which was built over a hundred years Bi;o. These sentinel - like clocks seemed part and parcel of the place, and we 'heard them at midnight calling to each other in solemn sweetu?ss, keeping their laithfal watch while others slept. I nrciEXic It is the custom to serve nieals to guests in a r"otu ami at a table by themselves, i bi.;u, perunps, seems hardly hW - ,pualjle, but tue fact that the Soakers eat in erf(.ct si'eiice soinewnat alurs the aspect of the cusp. The l. nailers and sisters sit together, on opposite sides of the tabie, but they speak ouly to tbo waiters in attendance. 'the eider u.s that this was for. physiological reasvbut it tloes seem to make the mailer sweating mereiy one of' feeding, docs it not f . a l)ut 1 wish to s.'.y ricrht'hkw that these people people are far from l. - ing coarse or ignorant. Thi'V are notably otherwise; the women in particular are remarkably redned and inU.1 - lovtunl. ' Tho sisters outnumber the brethren as five to one in every family, aud tni auvautaa nione would, perhaps keep the mu raluor in tne bnckccoiind : bil)c 1 ajn ttroii'iv uic - iined to the opVnijii, jwuile ttia ciders and a f : w others are uaturriiiyi - itel!igcut and wed educated, tbo majority are in all respects interior interior to tho vomeu. As Sister Lnzabnth remarked with a twinkle in ber eye, "it is woman's day here." Tbey are extremely kind nnd. courteous to the brethren, however, and they never fail to acknowledge thesdhteat service with a pentle "TbauK you kindly, brother." Tbey look after their wants, too, with motherly care, eacu one of the elder sisters having tne clothes and g' - neral well - b ing of one or two brothers m ber scial charge. . According to tne Scripture injunction their nay is nny, but their yea is. not ;.'o, but ye; and 1 was toll by one of the sifters that it never a ill answer j e hay I never will answer j o uu.y." . f'lay's Farewell In the Henr.te. fKen. I'erley I'oore in liosion IJudet i Henry Clay s farewell to the Senate, on the feist of March, 112, attracted a large crowd, and every available place was occupied, occupied, the iadifs' having not only filled their gary. but jnva led tb? floor. "When Mr. Cinjf rose between 1 and ii o'clock, to mak - bis farewell speech in a chamber which he ba1: entered Nearly thirty - six years liefore, all eyes wer ypon baa. Senators of all parties took tls.rsr seats and gave the most respctiiil ntt:l(tion. Jlmb. - rs from the House ilockpl ill and occupied tiio privileged seats round abodr. tbe chamber. Then cauia the audiess. for lit was more of an a hires than a f.peech, the report of which was only the bodv of a beautiful oration without the soul. The picture presented in such a coii gregatiou of people was not only iair enough and pereft enoituli iu all its proportions charm fli.e eye,! but it" was a scene which rai - nt Save ttveti, either m tbe sympathy re.ite.f or iu tue pride excited, a feeLnir but atiSe i ess than' one inspi. - e i. The ladios,. who were ail hone and buoy ancy u moment before, were now, "like Ni obe. all tears." 31r. (.lav. in sreakinz hnus. - lf, ot' bis friends, of tne noble State Kentucky, w here lijj had lieeu received as s - ii forty - fiv. years before, was himself quite unmanned. Others were much more ailccted, and many of the oldest Senators were in tears many times while Mr. Clay wai speaking. lie retired from the storm and turmoibof public lif to the bosom of faniiiy, iu tbe State winch bo loved and wbicu had; honored him - for nearly forty years. To ioave the councils o: the ration for one's own altar and borne was next leaving this world itself in the hope of enjoying enjoying another brihic - r and better, a consummation consummation which ai Host every public man mibt cover. Tne wildest ambition of Mr. Clay's case must have lieen fully satiated. Ho be. - n at the baad of - a 'great and triumphant party, ira had shared ife confidence :n prosperity prosperity and adversity. 1 . , He had admiration suicb as has rarely lien given to anj - man in any aga. liis friends were legion, and they clun to him to last with ah the tenacity of 'holy atrpction. He left the Senate with a reputation statesmanship, for patiiotLsm an 1 for eloquence eloquence which any man nnht covet. left public life, too, at peace with all mankind, mankind, and wi.h a conscienc3 void of offense. In bis retirement be carried with bim best wishes of all men. There he could have no foes, aud those - who had ben foremost donouuee were among the first to s - peak praises. The last act of Mr. Clay, was present the credentials of Mr. Crittenden, whom he spoke of in the most exalted terms, and to whose hands he expressed a willingness willingness to yield the interests of his State country. The Senate adjourned as soon Mr. Crittenden had taken bis seat; though the hour was early. Tbe crowd scattered, and the late Senator from Jventucky; surrounded by nosts or mends.. Ceu. '. I. t lav la a

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 09 Nov 1884, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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