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The Stephens City Star.
C. E. PAINTER, Edito*.
Saturday, August 6,1881.
Entered at the Post Office, Stephens City,
Va„ as second class matter.
New Market is infested with bur
The election in Kentucky on the
Ist inst. resulted in a victory for the
Democrats. The majority is largely
A cable dispatch received at Rich
mond annonnces the serious illness of
Dr. E. H. Smith, United States con
rul at Naples, from an attack rf ty
Boston is indignant over the dis
covery in one of her jails of a boy
eight years old, who had been held
three weeks in default of bail that his
mother could not obtain. I
Gen. Grant expects to return to
Galena in October, and after passing
a few days there he will go to Mexico.
Many of the presents received by him
during his tour around the world are
store 1 in his Galena house, which is
guarded by one of his old soldiers.
And yet there are people who want
the poor devil pensioned.
Col. John W. Skiles, of Philadel
phia, has purchased from Dr. Hughes
and others the "Big Hill" iron lands,
eaid to be one of the finest ore depos
its in Virginia. These lands are in
upper Botetourt county, on the line of
the Richmond • and Alleghany Valley
railroad, and not far from the Alle
ghany line. The price paid was $60,
--000. A furnace near the property
will be erected shortly, to be built by
A curiosity in the way of apples,
says the Staunton Vindicator, was
shown us the other day. They are called
the Early Harvest, and grow in
bunches, like grapes. On one twig,
six inches long, eleven apples of fair
size were suspended, and on another
Bixteen. There are six of these trees
on Mr. D. F. Clemmer's place, and
they are fairly loaded down with an
abundant crop of fruit, so that the
trees appear to be almost solid pyra
mids of apples.
Guiteau Trembling in his Boots.
A correspondent of the Alexandria
Gazette says: Guiteau has been in
formed of the unfavorable change in
the President's condition, and has
been visably affected by it; for where
as he has been quitepert before know
ing that his punishment at most would
be only eight years imprisonment, now
that there is danger of the shot prov
ing fatal there is equal danger of his
being hanged, he has now become sul
len and morose.
Mrs. Julia Ann Estep, of Forest
ville, Va., now in her ninety-first year,
is probably the head of the largest
family on the continent. She is the
mother of twelve children—nine sons
and three daughters; the great-grand
mother of one hundred and forty-six
children, and the great-great-grand
mother of ten children—two hundred
and forty-four souls in all. One son
has only one child, and another only
two children, so that the other ten
children of Mrs. Estep have eighty
three sons and daughters— an average
of more than eight to each.
The Mechanicstown (Md.) Clarion
gives the following description of a
race between a locomotive and a snake
one day last week : "Just as the Shen
andoah Valley fast train entered the
mile cut near town, the engineer was
horror stricken to see what he suppos
ed to be the end of a rail just ahead
of his rushing locomotive sliding rap
idly away from him. His first thought
was a broken rail caught by the pilot,
and he expected an instantaneous
shock. Wonderment usurped the
place of fear when a second glance re
vealed a five-foot blacksnake of the
species known as "runner," gliding
rapidly away from him on the top of
the rail. In the excitement of the
moment his hand sought the throttle,
he threw it wide open, and the train
bounded forward under the impulse,
but the snake maintained its lead al
though the train was running at fully
fifty miles per hour, and when the end
of the cut was reached and an oppor
tunity was afforded to escape, it left
the rail, ran out into an open space,
coiled itself up, threw its head into
an attitude of defiance, and died right
there. An examination proved that
the intense heat of the rail had burned
il to death."
The Next Congress.
Taking it for granted that the Pres
ident will recover, the Senate of the
United States, in case of the prompt
admission of Miller and Lapham, and
jno Democratic deaths in the States
having Republican legislatures, would
be evenly divided, with the Vice-
President casting the occasional vote
that decides in favor of his party. In
I this calculation we always take for
granted that Kellogg will be alive
and well when the Senate shall be re
convened in regular session. It is
also presumed that Mahone will act
with the Republicans and David Da
vis with the Democrats. For the pur
pose of sparing the country another
dead-lock, Judge Davis may see fit to
act with his old associates, and the
Democrats may waive their constitu
tional privilege by compromise in the
matter of the Senate reorganization
as to committees and offices. From
the changed tone of the country, and
the lessons of the past few weeks, it
would not surprise us if there were
some such amicable arrangement as
this. Under a distinct Democratic
control of the Senate about 30 per
cent., as we understand, of the officers
of the body were Republicans. Un
der a doubtful Republican majority,
one good turn deserves another. By
December, in case of Mr. Garfield's
survival, there may be some changes
that will solve the whole question,
and to that future we can look with
hopes, or fears, as the case may be.
The Winchester New* learns that
the Washington & Ohio railroad, for
merly the Alexandria & Hampshire,
will be sold this fall. If this informa
tion be correct, says the Martinsburg
Statesman, and we are satisfied that it
is, it would be in our opinion a good
stroke of policy for the Cumberland
Valley railroad, should it desire to
extend its road southward to Wash
ington, to purchase the W. & 0. and
build up the connecting link between
the Blue Ridge terminus and Martins
burg, thus commanding a through
route and a short one from Harris
burg to Washington, cutting both the
Winchester branch of the B. & 0. and
the Shenandoah Valley railroads at
right angles, near Summit Point, Jef
ferson county, and thence connecting
with the Washington & Ohio, near Cas
Agricultural Fair. —An active
interest is exhibited in the coming ag
ricultural fair by all classes of citizens,
far and near, and we think it is safe
to predict a great success for it. The
Secretary reports an unprecedented
demand for the premium lists and
other information concerning it. In
machinery and agricultural imple
ments the indications are that the ex
hibition Will be even larger than that
of last year. No section buys more
improved machinery than the Valley,
and the manufacturers are naturally
anxious to avail themselves of the su
perior opportunity the fair affords to
bring their specialties prominently be
fore our intelligent farmers. — Win
Our postal money-order system,
established primarily to accommodate
the public, is meeting with a success
in every way which is remarkable. It
was put in operation November 1,
1864, under an act of Congress passed
in May previous, and in the last fiscal
year more than 7,000,000 orders were
issued.representing over $800,000,000.
The fees charged amounted to over
$917,000, which left a net profit on
the business to the government of
$257,575. So perfect a safeguard is
afforded by the system that not one
order in a hundred thousand is paid
to the wrong person, although the pa
pers are not unfrequently lost or sto
len. The United States has now a
system of exchanges of postal orders
with a number of other countries, and
it is expected that the list will, in the
near future, be considerably enlarged.
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Look out for your boys, fathers and
mothers, when night comes. There
is nothing more ruinous to their morals
than running about at that time. Un
der cover of darkness they acquire
their education in crime ; they learn
to be rowdyish, if not absolutely vi
cious ; they catch up loose talk, they
hear sinful thoughts, they see obscene
things—they become reckless and riot
ous. If you would save them from
vulgarity, save them from dissipation,
save them from ruin, save them from
prison, see to it that night finds them
The New Republican Factions.!
No. The Dispatch is not the organ
of the Grip-Sackers. "On the contra- i
ry, quite the reverse," the Dispatch is
the opponent of the Grip-Sackers.
The Dispatch encourages the Grip
sackers (we use the Whig's word be
cause we are replying to the Whig) to
maintain their own organization, not ]
because it desires them to succeed aB
against the Democrats —the real peo
ple—of Virginia, but because they
constitute a better party than the so
called Readjusters. The Republicans
of Virginia and the Readjusters of
Virginia stand, if we may judge from
their utterances, upon platforms made
up of almost exactly the same planks.
They both appeal to the same classes
of voters, to the same prejudices, to
the same hopes, and both have the
sympathy of the northern radicals,
and of all others of the enemies of the
southern Democrats. The one plank
in the Readjuster platform which is
is not fitted in the Republican plat
form is the Riddleberger bill. The
Republicans profess to be opposed to
repudiation in all its forms, and ex
cuse themselves for their alliance virfth
the Readjustee by pleading that'the
Readjusters agree with them upon all
other questions than the public debt.
If this be true, then the Dispatch may
very consistently prefer a genuine Re
publican to a bogus Republican —a
Republican who wishes to pay the
State debt, to a Republican who boldly
avows his determination to repudiate
47 per cent, of a debt which all the
departments of the State government
of Virginia have declared to be a debt
justly owing by her—a debt which is
evidenced by her own bonds, signed
by her own officers, and upon which
she has been paying interest for the
last ten years. These bonds for ten
years have been passing from hand to
hand as the obligations of the honored
old commonwealth of Virginia, which
of her sons is willing to repudiate
them ? Surely every true Virginian
would rather that the Republicans
should succeed who will honor these
bonds, than the Republicans who will
repudiate these bonds. If there is any
other difference between the two kinds
of Republicans in this State, we don't
know what it is.— Richmond Dispatch.
A Talk with General Mahone.
—A correspondent of the Petersburg
A friend of mine on a visit to the
Soldiers' Home a few days since, there
met with General Mahone. They
were old war friends, and this was
their first interview since the late un
pleasantness. They, in company with
three other distinguished gentlemen,
who shall be nameless, had a long and
pleasant chat, in which the situation
was freely discussed. Re-adjustment,
the General said, is but a secondary
consideration now with his party.
They are fighting for the material
prosperity of the State of Virginia,
which can only come in the secure
ment of political rights to all classes.
He referred to his speech in the Sen
ate, and said that a northern man in
the gallery got the idea in him ; he
exclaimed, as he was trying to show
what his party proposed to do, "Thank
God, I can go to Virginia to live now."
My friend says that the General's
manner inspired him with his thor
ough earnestness, and his full convic
tion was repeatedly expressed that his
party would win in the coming con
test for Governor.
The Bristol Reporter says of Col.
Cameron's recent speech there :
He said he wanted votes, he cared
not whether they were white, black,
green, red or yellow. His only argu
ment in favor of re-adjustment was,
that the Re-Adjusters had prepared a
statement of a debt proper and it had
never been answered by the Funders.
Said he endorsed every public act of
Mahone in and out of Virginia. If
the " Bourbons " had voted for Lewis
once why not do so again ? He fre
quently alluded to the rather stale
term of the "geranium-scented Demo
crats." The audience was frequently
assured that the speaker did not want
its applause, and so the people mag
nanimously humored his whim and
remained as quiet as lambs. His
closing remarks were very liberal. He
declared that if he was wrong "he
hoped to God he'd get beat."
If Mr. Cameron creates no. more
enthusiasm elsewhere than at Bristol,
it must be dry work stumping this
hot weather.— Debt Payer.
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A meeting of the Valley Railroad
stockholders is called for Staunton,
August 11th. A meeting of the board
of Directors, held in Baltimore, de
cided that $1,000,000 instead of
$700,000 would be the amount for
which the road must be mortgaged to
complete it to Lexington, including
the bridge to be built at Lexington.
It is to get authority for this addi
tional amount of mortgage that the
directors called for a meeting of stock
holders in August. The Baltimore &
Ohio road agrees to take the whole
mortgage bonds at ninety cents. In
the meantime the work will be com
A telegram has been received at
the State Department, from our min
ister to China, announcing the ratifi
cation of the two treaties between the
United States and China, which were
' exchanged at Pekin July 9th.
To the citizens of Stephens City and
vicinity : In order to clo3e out sum
mer stock I have made some sweeping
reductions in prices:
150 pieces best brands of Prints at 5
cents per yard.
25 pieces dress goods at from 3 cents
to 15 cents per yard.
Parasols, Sun Umbrellas and Fans,
The li.rgest stock of Groceries in the
Valley, at prices that defy competi
tion. A cordial invitation is extend
ed to all to inspect my stock. No
undue solicitation to buy need be
feared. Highest prices given for all
kinds of country produce.
Your obedient servant,
lw4 G. F. Mayers.
Spring and Sumrnrr Srhedile
HARPERS FERRY * VALLEY BRANCH
B. & O. R. R.
Stationg. 618 637 631 605 633
A. M. P. X.
Lye Staunton, 11 00 3 15
Harrisonburg, 7 001155 520
New Market, 8 4012 40 632
Mt. Jack son, 911 1 15 716
Strasburg, 6 401106 215 854
Capon Road, 650 11 26 225 9 02
Middletown. 71211 56 9 29
A. M. P. sc.
Stephens City, 72912 40 257 947
Winchester, 600 820 1 46 32410 15
Stephenson's, 610 837 207 340
Charlestown, 647 950 826 4 271185
Harper's Ferry 7 12 10 80 415 455 1215
Mnrtinshurg, 12 14 12 14 10 80
Hagerslown, 8152 45 900
Frederick, 8 33 2 50 615
Washington, 045 205 720 630
Baltimore, 10 50 3 15 835 740
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Stations. 638 640 610 636 618
A, M A. If. A. M.P. M. P. M.
i Lye Baltimore, 7 tl 4 20
Washington, 8 40 4 45
Frederick, 9 15 6 *5
Hagerstown, 9 45 6 45
Harper's Ferry 3 15 7 15 1110 130 800
Charlestown, 358 80511 81 210 822
Stephenson's, 454 9 5312 07 340 850
Winchester. 5 17 10 48 12 23 4 30 9 10
| Stephens City, 543 11 18 12 40 459
Middletown, 556115612 50 518
' P. M.
Capon Koad, 61712 20 107 542
Strashvirg, 028 12 30 1 11 555
Mt. Jackson, 8 00| 2462 27
New Market, 8 40] 333 242
Harrisonburg, 10 00 4 50i 325
Arr Staunton, ' 4 20
Nos. 638 and 633 daily. All other trains
daily except Sunday. Nos. 610 and 605
connect at Strasburg witli trains on Vir-
ginia Midland road. No. 005 runs to Bal-
timore via Washington without change of
cars. Nob. 610 and6os dine at Mt. Jackson.
Passengers for Jordan's Springs leave cars
at Stephenson's; for Hock Enon leave cars
at Winchester; for Capon Springs leave
cars at Capon road; for Orkney Springs
leave cars at Mt. Juc-kson; for the Rawley
Springs leave cars at Harrisonburg. Par-
ties visiting New Market and Luray caves
leave cars at New Market.
F. M. MANTZ,
Supervisor of Trains, Winchester, Va.
W. M, Clkmknts,
Master of Transp'n., Camden Station.
A FAIR COUNT!
This is our motto, and we mean to stand
to it. All we ask is just to call around and
be convinced. It ia not worth while for va
to attempt to enumerate. We have a little
and not so little of everything you can pos
sibly want. Of
Men's and Boy's Goods
we have an extensive stock, comprising
the latest styles, but with the good old-time
wear in them. Get a suit, and you can
break through brush without danger of rip,
tear, wear or curl, and slide on the cellar
door and laugh at splinters and nails. We
have any quantity and every style of
at prices that can't be Beat in this Valley.
Jn groceries, we do claim a big thing, and
if you will call in we can prove it.
We have one car load of Phosphate on
hand, ready for delivery at a very low price,
ly STEELE & DINGEB.
Tlie undersigned, administrator of the
estate of J. T. Ogdeu, deceased, will sell at
his late residence, two miles from Middle
Tuesday, August 9th, 1881,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, the following
described property, to-wit:
Three Valuable Farm Horses
one a very fine Brood Mare; Two Colts, 21
bead of Cattle, among which are some
I EXCELLENT MILCH COWS,
!85 head of Sheep, nice lot of Hogs, lot of
Bees, Beds and Bedding, Tables, Chairs,
Clock, Watch, and other household articles.
Also, set of Blacksmith Tools, one Buggy
Bake, Barshear Single and Double Shovel
Plows, Mowing Scythes and Cradles, Wag
on Bed, Wood Ladders, Wind Mill, Front
and Hind Gears, Chains, Forks, Axes, &c,
with other articles too numerous to men
credit of six months will be given
on all sums over $10.00, purchaser giving
note with approved security; all sums under
that amount, cash.
■Jw2 W. H. DEKOKft, Admin'r.
10! FOB A PLEASURE TRIP
TO THE GREAT SALE OF
A Further Reduction in Prices ! Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Goods
Yet to be sold! Prices Marked to Meet the Wants of the People!
10,000 yards Victoria Lawn, from New York, at 9 cents per yard.
Leading styles Figured Lawn, only 8 " "
All Wool Lace and Plain Buntings!
In Light Shades Only, at 12J cts. 12} cts. 12J cts. 12J cts. 12} cts.
Dark. Light and Medium Calico,
5 cts. 5 cts. 5 ct9. 5 cts. 5 cts. 5 cts. 5 cts. 5 cts. 5 cts. 5 cts.
We are determined to close out the remnants of our spring and summer
stock. We expect an immense arrival of assorted bargains, which we shall
spread upon our counters for the benefit of our many patrons. You will do
well to stop and consider before purchasing elsewhere.
J®*We call especial attention to "Mrs. P. Heller's Renowned Beautifier
for the Complexion, ' which we are introducing at 25 cents per sample bottle.
For a pleasure trip don't fail to call on
P. HELLER & CO.,
Sign of the BANNER, opposite Court House, Winchester, Va.
PLAIN FACTS FOR
Adams & BEefSaity
Would respectfully inform the citizens of Stephens City and of Frederick
and adjoining counties, that their stock of goods is still complete in every
department, and that they are receiving
Yen and Seasonable Goods!
which they are offering at startlingly low prices. They would call special
attention to their large and well selected assortment of
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of the best and standard brands, which they have just received. Table
Damasks, Oil Cloths, Shirtings, Cheviot Shirtings, Brown and Bleached
Muslins, very cheap. Cottonades at reduced prices.
Fresh Goods in the Notion Department!
Fancy Cotton Hosiery, Corsets, Lisle and Lace Top Gloves, Ribbons, Fans,
Toilet Soaps, Perfumes, Gents' Collars and Cuffs, Laundried and Unlaun
dried Shirts, Ties, Scarfs, Collar Buttons, Men's Socks, Jackets, Overalls,
etc., etc. An entirely new supply of
Ladies' Shoes, Lasting Gaiters,
Fancy Slippers and Buskins, Men's Plow Shoes, Gents' Congress Gaiters.
We always keep on hand a fresh assortment of Confections, Cakes and
Crackers, Fresh Lemons and Cheese. All grades of
Brown and White Sugars,
Syrups, Green and Roasted Coffees. Try the celebrated Arbuckle's Roast
ed Coffee in pound packages. Tobaccos and Cigars of the best grades.
Bacon, Lard and Flour always kept in stock. A beautiful assortment of
Glass and Queensware, Hardware,
Cutlery, Iron, Nails, Brass Kettles, etc. Spices, Drugs and Medicines,
Paints, Lubricating Oil, etc., etc.
»©f*Produce taken, and the highest market rates paid. ly
MARBLE AND CRAITEIRKS.
AXBlltf & BEOTHER,
MARKET STREET, NEAR DEPOT,
Winchester, - Virginia.
Dealers in Italian and American
MONUMENTS & HEADSTONES
And every kind of
Cemetery Work at the Lowest Prices!
Also, Marbleized Mantles and Floor Tiles. Call and examine our stock,
which is the largest and best in the Valley. Iw3