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J. G. PKCOR Be. GO.,
A fresh supply just received.
ZKTO OLD JS 33 3E2 X) ,
All this year's purchase. Call and get a catalogue.
Every stylo and pattern, as cheap as
Give us a call and examine our stock,
ap.lly J . C. PECOR & CO.
SEW DESIGNS IN
China and Glassware,
which I will sell very low. Clocks repaired,
myfidly G. A. McUARTHEY.
HAVE a full supply ol the best GUNPOWDER
I TEA in the market. Give me a trial
my 91 yd GEO. H . HEISER.
Queensware, Glass and Tinware,
For sale at REDUCED rates at
45 Market St., East side, between 2nd and 3rd.
We have reopened our Seed Store on
Market Street one door above the Red Corner
Clothing Store and have on hand an entirely
new stock ot
PHILADELPHIA GARDEN SEEDS,
Wo have also Seed Potatoes, Onion Setts,
Greenhouse and. Bedding Plants, Fruit and Ornamental
Trees and. Cabbage, Tomato and
Sweet Potato Plants of all varieties In season,
Also a full stock of Florists' Goods of all kinds
at wholesale or retail.
SPECIAL DRIVERS IN-
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.vsiy. liMAAAj EVENING BULL ETDUffl)
i HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THY MAY."
VOLUME 1. MAYSYILLE, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1882. NUMBER 152.
KEY WINDING VATCHES
J. BALLENGPRnt. Albert's Cliinsi Store adjoining
Pciirco, WalllnKfoid & Uo.'h Bank.
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THIS SPACE JS RESERVED FOR
For sale by all grocers. ap213md
I AM DAILY RECEIVING
made to order at short notice.
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NEW DRESS GOODS
in Plaids, Checks and Surahs,
NEW PARASOLS, NEW FANS,
Job lot DRESS GOODS, reduced from 25 to 15c
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W. W. Lynch,
No. 41 Market Street.
JtSTThe Bottom Knocked Out of,
PRICES, and will Sell during the j
coming week, FOR CASH, at Prices
which Defy Competition.
GIVE HIM A. CALL,
During This Week
-)Will be Given In(-
Dooblc Shoyel Plows,
&c., &c, &c.
Myall & Riley,
No. 7 Second and No. 18 Sutton St.,
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Sonic of Ifln !hnraefct'tMtIc Utterance on
lAtu uimI l'uiu.
No more! Oh, how majestically mournful nro
these words! They Bound like the roar of the vind
through a forest of pines.
Lay thy soft hand upon my brow and cheek,
0 Peaceful Sleep ! until from pain released
I breathe again uninterrupted breath I
Ah, with wlint subtle meaning did the Greek
Call thee the lesser mystery at the feast
Whereof the greater mystery is Death 1
The air iff full of farewells to the dying,
And mournings for t lie dead.
Age. is opportunity no less
m vouth itself, (hough in another dress,
Ana ns the evening twilight fades away
The kv it. tilled with star.s iinisiblc by day.
Not in the clamor of the crowded street?,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
11 ut in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Oh what a glory does tliift world put on,
For him who with a fervent heait goes forth
Under the bright and glorious sky, and looki
On duties well performed and days well .spoil'
0, though oft depressed and lonely,
All my fears are laid abide,
If I but remember only
Such as these have lived and died.
All are scattered now and fled,
Somo are married, and some are dead ;
And when I ask with throbs of pain,
"Ah, when shall they all meet again V"
As iu'the days long feince gone bv,
The ancient timepiece makes reply,
'" Forever never!
There is no flock, however watched and tended,
Jhit one'dead lamb is there!
There is no fireside, howsoo'er defended,
But has one vacant chair!
We Imvo no title deeds to house or lands;
Ownon and occupants of earlier dates
From graves forgotten stretch their dusty hands,
And hold in mortmain still their old estates.
The spirit world around this world of bense
Floats like an atmosphere, und everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.
Our little lives are kept in equipoise
Uv opposite attractions and 'desires j
The struggle of the instinct that enjoys
And the more noble instinct that inspires.
These perturbations, this perpetual jar
Of earthly wants and aspirations high
Come from the influence of an unseen star,
An undiscovered planet in our sky.
And as the moon from some dark gato of cloud
Throws o'er the sea a floating bridge of light
whose trembling planks our fancies crowd
Intothe realms of mystery and night
So from the world of spirits there descends
A bridge of light, connoi ting it willi this,
O'er whose unsteady floor, (hat sways and bends
Wander our thoughts above tho dark abyss.
Into the Silent Land!
Ah! who shall lead us thither''
Clouds in the evening sky more darkly gather,
And shuttered wrecks lie thicker on the strand.
Who leads us with a gentle hand
Thither, 0 thither,
into the Silent Laud?
Into the Silent Laud!
To you, ye boundless regions
Of all perfection ! Tender morning visions
Of beauteous souls! Tho future's pledge and band J
Who in life's battle firm dotli stand,
Shall bear hope's tender blossoms ..yr
Into the Silent Land! . J-
0 Land! 0 Land!
For all tho broken hearted !
The mildest herald by our fato allotted
Beckons, and witli inverted torch doth stand,
To lead us with a gentle hand
To the land of tho great Departed,
Into the Silent Landl
Sweet blow white lilies.
Ited blow tho roses,
Pink blow pencil blo.voms
Loud blow your noses.
Pnor. Meiian lias advanced the theory
thai the absence of trees upon tho American
prairies is due to annual fires, ifc
being known that such iircs wero caused-by
tho Iridians during a long period.
Herbaceous plants" and annuals may increase
their area yearly, while trees
were never able to get beyond the line
to which the annual fires extended.
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Among the freaks that have possessed
men of a rigid order of faith in tines
paBt, nothing is so remurkuble as that of
anchorites -who, with a view to separating
themselves moro completely from
earth and fellow men, took up their abode
on the tops of pillar t whore they stood
for years without coming down, exposed
to all tho variations of climate and
weather. This happened chit tlyin Syria,
aud they were known ;s Pi Inr Saints.
The earliest and most celebrated of them
was a monk who lived in the beginning
of the filth century, known as Simon of
Stylite, from Milan, a column. He had
lived secluded in a monastery nine years,
without leaving his imrrov cell, when ifc
appeared to him that he was enjoying
too much luxury for one of his pious
2)rofesnion. aud that his example was
therefore bad. So he built a pillar, on
the top of which, only three feet in diameter,
ho took up 'his position. But
this didn't suit him, owing perhaps to tho
ease with which he could stand there
after getting a little accustomed to it,
and he removed from pillar to post, each
pillar a little higher than its predecessor,
until finally ho attained an altitude
of about sixty feet, on a pillar, where ho
spent thirty-seven years of his life. To
increase the severity of the ordeal, ho
wore an iron chain around his neck all
this while, and duriug the recitation of
his prayers bent his body so that his
forehead touched his feet. It is said
that on account of an ulcer that had
formed on one of his legs, he was compelled
during the last year of his life to
stand on one foot, and that in this position
he died, aged 72 years. How he got
his nourishment up there is a mystery to
us if it wasn't to him. So great was his
fame that crowds of people Hocked to
Bee him, even from foreign countries. It
is rarely that a man maintains such a
prominent position for so many years
without any let down.
Movements of Leaves.
Leaves, Mr.. Darwin says, when they
go to sleep, move either upward or downward;
or iu the case of the leaflets of
compound leaves, forward that is, towards
the apex of the leaf or backwards,
that is, towards its base; or again, they
may rotate on their own axis without
moving either upwards or downwards;
but in almost every case the plane of the
blade is so placed as to stand nearly or
quite vertically at night. Moreover, the
upper of each leaf, and more especially
of each leaflet, is often brought
into close contact with that of tho opposite
one, as the upper surfaces appear
to require more protection than the
lower. The evil effects which result if
sleeping leaflets be prevented from pressing
their upper surfaces together, so as
to protect them from radiation, were well
seen in experiments of Mr, par win, in
which he pressed down the leaflets of
oxalis, marsilia, etc., so that they could
not bring their upper surfaces into contract;
the result was that the leaves wero
killed. Thus of twenty-four leaves of
marsilia extended horizontally, exposed
to the zenith and to obstructed radiation,,
twenty were killed and one injured,,
whilst a relatively very small proportion
of tho leaves which had been allowed to
go to sleep with then: leaflets vertically
dependent were killed or injured. Mr.
Darwin noticed that the difference in the-amount
of dew on tho
leaflets and on those which had gone tc
sleep was generally conspicuous, the !
ter being sometimes absoluteyfry
whilst the leaflets which had iieen horizontal
werq coated with large beads of
dew. Another faot observable was that
when leaves wero kept motionless they
are more liable to injury than, when they
were slightly waved about by the wind,
and thus got a little warmed by the surrounding
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