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The Stephens City Star.
Aa quoted by C. A. Shannon, delivered at
No.l, - |1.141 No. 2, - $1.11
TOWN AND COUNTY.
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—Dry, dry, dry.
—Subscribe for The Star.
—The farmer is praying for rain.
—Splendid weather for "moonshin
—Iron and Hop Bitters at Steele
—We went, too; but Only to see the
—The Bartonsville mill was rented
on Monday last to John T. Ford.
—XX Pure Cider Vinegar at Steele
& Bro.'ajit 25c per gallon.
—Green cucumbers are not connect
ed with any secret society, but they
can teach you many grips and sigh'n's.
—Roll and Print Butter wanted by
Steele & Bro., at 15c per pound.
—A large number of the colored
element of Stephens City and vicinity
visited Winchester on Tuesday last to
see the big circus and deposit some of
their harvest money.
—We are glad to see our old friend
Mr. Sangster on the street again.
—Cathartic and quinine pills ; also
St. Jacob's Oil, at Steele & Bro.'s
—Wanted at Steele & Brothers im
mediately, 500 lbs. of Bacon Should
- erB and Middlings at 10c per pound,
and 100 Hams at 12Jc
—Don't forget that W. H. Dinges
will sell, near Middletown, on Tuesday
next, some valuable personal property.
—Steele & Bro. want 50 doz. Spring
Chickens at $email@example.com per doz.
—Recce, youngest son of Mr. Amos
Guard, living near this city, has been
lying quite ill for some days. His
attending physicians report him im
—Steele & Bro. will pay 25c apiece
for old Fowls. Bring them along at
K^— We learn from one of our prac
ticing physicians that intermittent or
malarial fever is raging in some vicin
ities near town.
—Fresh Drugs and medicines al
ways kept by Adams & McCa rty.
—Mr. Wm. Ridings, living several
miles north of this place, had his hand
severely crushed one day last week
whilst tending a threshing machine.
Dr. Sydner rendered surgical assist
—Go to Steele & Dinges and get
pebble grain oil cloth to cover your
wagons, carriages, &c.
—A numerously attended religious
meeting of the colored folks was held
in a pleasant grove near this city on
Sunday last. Large numbers were
present from Winchester, Kemstown-,
Middletown and other places.
—Just received, direct from the
factory, a new supply of tobaccos, by
Adams & McCarty.
—The young lady who at home is
too warm to exert herself to use a fan,
will dance for three hours at a hop,
and then declare it to be "just splen
—Steele & Bro. carry a full line of
pure flavoring extracts of vanilla,
lemon, peach, pine apple, strawberry,
orange, almond, &c.
—Middletown caught the infection,
too; but it waa cured by a visit to
—Go to Steele & Brother for wagon
and buggy shafts, spokes, hubs, rims,
axles, &c. Also, horse and cattle
—Our friends who wish their ad
vertisements inserted in the current
week's issue are requested to send in
their favors as early in the week as
—Adams & McCarty are now intro
ducing the famous brand of "Lever
ing's Roasted Coffee," in pound pack
ages, which is unsurpassed in quality
—Mr. Miltcn Peery has purchased
the Constable farm near this place for
—Steele & Bro. have sixty tons of
their celebrated King Phosphate on
hand and stored in their new building
at the depot. It is evidently a very
popular fertilizer, and the demand for
it increases each year. They have
already received orders for several car
John Jenkins (colored), of this
city, who was arrested some weeks
since charged with forgery, was sen
tenced on Monday last to two years
imprisonment in the State prison.
We learn that Mrs. Jane Wilson,
an elderly lady residing at Mr. Robert
Rust's, pear this place, received seri
ous injuries last Friday night, July 29,
by falling down a long flight of stairs.
Every few days the death of some
one is reported —usually a brakeman
on one of our railroads —from catch
ing his foot in the frogs at the switch
es. There must be a fortune for some
one in an invention that will prevent
accidents from this cause.
Schedule of Trains. —We have
made arrangements with Mr. Mantz,
the courteous Supervisor of the Val
ley trains on the B. & 0. railroad, by
which the time of the arrival and de
parture of trains at the several sta
tions will be published in our columns.
We will also give notice of all excur
They say, "No fool, no fun" —
Which title belongs to many a one—
Many a man who think* he's wise,
Cannot see with others' eyes.
Always look before you leap—
Remembering that, to buy goods cheap,
'Tis necessary first to find the place—
Opposite the Post Office, face to face—
Rush there, then, with all possible haste!
A letter to the editor from an old
resident of Stephens City, now living
in lowa, orders the paper sent to his
address, and has the following to say
of the crops in that section : "We are
in the midst of harvest, and hands are
very scarce. Wheat is about an av
erage crop ; corn, flax, oats, potatoes,
barley, Ac, an extra crop : so we are
all in good spirits."
Personal. —Mrs. Ward, herdaugh
ter and two sons, and Miss Jennie
Monroe, of Baltimore, are guests -of
Dr. Thomas M. Miller, of this city.
Mrs. Monroe, of Baltimore, is the
guest of Mrs. Mary Almong, of this
The Misses Niemeyer, of Middle
town, Md., who have been visiting this
city, left for Staunton on Tuesday last.
While here they made many friends.
Verily, when the evening doth ap
pear, and the husbandmen, and the
scribes,and they that loaf on the street
corners, and the young men and the
young maidens that wander afar off in
the night, are gathered together to
hear sweet music, those men of trum
pets, and drums, and tin-pans, and all
manner of instruments, play not, nei
ther do they come with their instru
ments; and verily the multitudes of
the town and the country thereof wax
wroth at the men of horns, for they
hear naught but the croaking of great
frog-! in the waste lands, and the
shrill scream of the Thomas-cat as he
prowleth in search of prey.
Good freah advertisements are not
the least interesting and valuable por
tion of a newspaper. Advertisements
are news. They tell the reader what
they want to know—where goods can
be bought; what they are sold for;
who has houses to rent or sell; who
wishes to purchase real estate ; where
employment and labor can be obtain
ed, and a thousand other things that
they want to know. It is an error to
suppose that only the editors and re
porters supply news worth reading.
The skillful advertiser furnishes a
good share of it, and if there are any
readers who fail to look over the ad
vertising columns of their paper, they
miss a good deal of information that
might prove valuable to them.
We are glad to say that our sub
scription list is increasing beyond our
expectations. The Star is already
placed on a firm foundation, and may
henceforth be considered one of the
permanent institutions of Stephens
City. Every mail we receive letters
from old residents of this place and
vicinity, now living in other sections,
and to give our readers an idea of their
contents we publish one among the
Dbar Sir:—Enclosed find $1.50,
for which please send to my address,
for one year, the Star. Glad to see
old Newtown in so flourishing a con
dition as to support a newspaper, and
especially so newsy a little sheet as it
is. Mr. McL sent me a copy of
your first issue, and upon reading it I
imagiued I was in the old burg. Suc
cess attend you in this enterprise.
D. B. Homer.
FOR THE MONTHS OF AUGUST, SEP
TEMBER AND OCTOBER.
The first part of August will be
warm and dry, with cool nights. The
latter part of the month will be cooler,
with occasional rains; and what seems
very singular, the days will grow per
ceptibly shorter and the nights longer
as the month progresses, and Steele &
Bro. will receive large orders and
make extensive sales of their celebra
ted Kino Phosphate.
September will be very changeable,
especially the latter part, and what is
more singular again the days will
grow still shorter, and the nights
longer and the weather cooler. The
Prudent Farmer will buy from one to
five tons of Steele & Brother's King
Phosphate, and have his seeding done
before the rainy season begins. Steele
& Brother will have one hundred tons
of their King Phosphate on hand, and
will sell more than they did in the
corresponding month last year.
October will also be variable, and
will contain thirty-one days, and what
is still more curious, the days will still
grow shorter, and the nights longer,
and the weather very much cooler.
The Phosphate and Sewing Machine
agents will swarm the country like
bees. Every farmer will be called
upon each day by fourteen agents;
nine of them will stay to dinner, and
four remain over night. The farmers
will act wisely to buy from none of
them, but will send their orders to
Steele & Bro. for several tons of their
very popular Farmer's King Phos
Steele & Brother will receive dur
ing this and the succeeding month
large additions to their stock of Dry
Goods, Groceries, Notions, &c. Will
keep constantly on hand a full stock
of Pure Drugs and Medicines. They
will make a specialty of pure Flavor
ing Extracts and Essences, all of
which will be sold at reasonable prices.
Their sales will be good, and much greater
Than the man who of printer's ink feels
Their business, though good, will be greater
Since they advertise their goods in the 8.
Persons in need of Chairs, Tables,
Bedsteads, Sofas, Bureaus, or Furni
ture of any description, will do well
to call on Steele & Bro. and examine
their illustrated catalogue aud reduced
Our friend Mager Steele, of this
city, with his family, has just returned
from a visit in Hampshire county.
They express themselves as being
much pleased with their trip in that
romanticand delightful country. They
were the guests of George Wright, of
Harvest Home.—There will be a
public dinner given by the ladies of
the Presbyterian church on Thursday
next, at Pleasant Green, the residence
of Robert L. Miller, several miles
west of this place, for the benefit of
foreign missions. The committee have
procured ''croquet" and other lawn
games for the young folks. The citi
zens of the neighborhood are cordially
invited to attend.
We saw her the other morning—
and saw her under favorable circum
stances. She lives in a cozy little
domicil in one of the quietest portions
of Mulberry street. Just as we were
passing on the opposite side of the
street she opened the front door, and
we thought we never before saw such
a vision of loveliness. We involun
tarily stopped, and stood entranced,
enraptured, but— As we were thus
gazing in wrapt admiration on this
beautiful being, a long, lank, lean and
hungry-looking cow, in that spirit of
cussedness innate in her kind, and for
getful of " shady nooks and pastures
green," made her way to the front
steps, and picking up a corn-husk door
mat belonging to the aforesaid lady,
walked away with it. Whata "change
came o'er the spirit of our dream !"
The lady seized a mop which stood
conveniently near, and fairly wild
with rage, she went for that unlucky
bovine. "Dod rat yer blasted old
hide! —l'll learn yer what yer eatin'l"
and the blows that descended on that
old cow as she fruitlessly endeavored
to get out of reach of that irate angel,
could have been heard miles away.
The old cow must have thought a lo
comotive was after her, by the time
she was making wdien last heard from,
and if any of our readers have lost
such an animal, they can advertise her
in the Star at the usual rates—sl per
square for three insertions.
Adams & McCarty are constantly
receiving new goods. This week they
have replenished their stock of prints,
mußlins, cheviot shirtings, etc. Call
and see them, and be convinced that
they do not hold their goods for a high
Sudden Death of Dr. W. M. Lup-
TON.—Our citizens were shocked yes
terday morning to hear of the sudden
death of Dr. Wm. M. Lupton.at his
residence near Winchester on Monday
afternoon. We are informed that he
was on a ladder dislodging some bees
which had taken their quarters in his
barn, and as he turned to descend he
was seized with appoplexy and fell
heavily to the ground, dying in a few
minutes. Dr. Lupton was not only a
skillful physician but an excellent
man and citizen, who will be greatly
missed in the community, and the an
nouncement of his sad death caused
sincere regret among his numerous
friends in this city.— Winch. Times.
Sad Shooting Affair.—Parties
who left Winchester yesterday even
ing brought us tidings of a shooting
affair which came off on Wednesday
last at Mrs. Gore's, twelve miles from
the city, on the road known as the
Northwestern Grade. It seems that
the revenue collector from Harrison
burg and a policeman of Winchester
named Evans went to arrest a man
named Poole, charged with selling
whiskey at a camp meeting in defiance
of law. It is said that Poole resisted
the officers, and the latter fired upon
him, the balls from both pistols taking
effect and causing immediate death.
We have not the full particulars in
this case, bat are of opinion that in
most of such affairs arrests could and
should be made without resorting to
such extreme measures.
A blind pedestrian, accompanied
by his better-half, passed through our
city the other day on their way up the
Valhy. He told us confidentially,
and was particular in expressing the
wish that we would not repeat it to
his injury, that when he arrived in
the city he attempted the hazardous
feat of walking on the pavements, but
this he found impossible. At times
he thought he was ascending and de
scending the roughest and most une
ven of stone steps; and then again
he would come to the conclusion that
he had got among some of the stone
fences thrown down by the contend
ing armies during the war, and, as his
life was not insured in any of the many
responsible "mutuals" of the present
day, he at last formed the wise reso
lution of taking the smooth "old and
reliable" turnpike to get through the
town. We are pleased to record that
"he still liveth," and that none of the
pavements were injured—no, not in
• Attempted Suicide at Winches
ter. —We learn from Winchester that
an attempt at suicide was made by a
stranger, whose name we have been
unable to obtain, in that city, on Wed
nesday evening last. The few partic
ulars of the affair, which we glean
from parties who left there yesterday,
are as follows: The would-be suicide
arrived there on the evening down
train from Staunton, and repaired to
the Hart Hotel, near the depot. He
had been but a few minutes in the of
fice when the report of a pistol was
heard, and it *as discovered that the
stranger had shot himself with a pis
tol, the ball entering the center of the
forehead. On examining his papers
it was discovered that he had written
a letter to. his wife informing her of
his determination, but we have not
learned the cause assigned for the rash
act. In his pockets were found about
$40.00 in money, with a few other ar
ticles of smalf value. At latest advi
ces the unfortunate man was still liv
Produce Market lieport.
COEEECTED BY STEELE BEOTHEKS.
Stephens City, July 30,1881.
Butter—roll and print, $j lb, 15
Eggs— $ dozen, - - 10
Spring Chickens—live. $ doz $firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Fowls—live, f) dozen, $email@example.com
Potatoes—new, bushel, - 50
Cabbage—s head, - - 5
Cucumliers— "§ dozen, - 12
Dried Cherries—pitted. '$ lb 18
Honey—small caps, $ lb 12$
Beeswax lb 20
Blackberries —per quart, - 4
Whortleberries, " - 8
Tomatoes —per bushel, - 1.00
All persons having claims agaiifst or who
are indebted to the estate of JolinT. Ogdeu
deceased, will please come forward and set
tle with the uudcrsigned.
W, H. DINGES,
3 Administrator J. T. Ogden.dcc'd.
lam now prepared, as agent for Messrs.
W. & J- Hotlel, to buy any quantity of
wheat, for which the highest market price
will be paid. CHAS. A. SHANNON,
1 w3 At Depot.
ST UK KING
Steele & Brother's
Is the Cheapest and Best!
We call the attention of the public to the
large and increasing demand for our Farm
ers Kiug Phosphate, We now have in
store a large supply, and will endeavor to
keep constantly on hand from 75 to 100
tons. Our Feriilizer is made from
Green Slaughter House Bone Stork
expressly for our trade. It is undoubtedly
the King of Fertilizers for
Wheat &> Grass I
We make a specialty of Pure Animal
Bone Fertilizers, and can furnish you Pure
Raw and Dissolved Bone, Ammonia, Soda,
Potash, Kainit, &c. Send in your orders
early. STEELE & BROTHERS.
M. K. DEAN'S
Clti Stove Worts
Main Street, Stephens City, Va.
Where will be found a full line of Excel
sior, Parlor, Cook and Heating Stoves.
Manufactured and kept constantly on hand
a superior quality of
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware.
Refrigerators, Water Coolers, Fruit Cans,
Brass Kettles, Boilers, etc. special atten
tion is called to his new
Which are now being introduced. Light
ning Rod work, Rooting and Spouting done
at all times, and at reasonable rates. lwfl
Middletown, - - Virginia.
TIMBERUKE, STICKLEY & GUYER,
REAL ESTATE AND FIRE
AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Fertilizers and Grain.
Keep constantly on hand at their store and
ware rooms in Middletown
Plows, Harrows, Wheat Fans
Wheat Drills, Cider Mills, Fruit Evapora
tors, Shovels, Forks, &c. Farm Bells,
Axes, &c. We are agents for the
Bickford & HnSman Grain Drill
For the southern part of Frederick county,
the northern section of Shenandoah,
and the whole of Warren county.
It is acknowledged by the lead
ing farmer of the country
to be the very best
drill in market.
ser-We Have Thirty on Hand!-«
a full car load—but as the demand for this
drill has ever been above the supply,
we advise an early order.
We are agents for the Agricultural In
surance Company of Watertown, N. V,
All correspondence promptly attended to.
TIMBERLAKE. STICKLEY & GIIYER
Dr. J. W. Owen,
Will promptly attend to professional calls
in town or country. Hag been in practice
I over tblrty-Uiree years,
WOfflce at residence, near the Ijuther
an church, on Mulberry street. ly
Dr. A. T. Jarrett,
Having permanently located at Stephens
City, offers his professional services to (he
people of that city and vicinity.
Office, two doors nortli of the post office.
Dr. Thos. J. Miller
Appreciates very highly,and returns (hanks
to the citizens of Stephens City and sur
rounding country, for their confidence and
patronage during the six years lie has prac
ticed medicine in their midst, and solicits a
continuance of the some. In the future, iis
in the past, he will devote his whole time
to his profession, and can always be found
at his residence on Main street, unless ab
U3F* Special attention given to the dis
eases of women and children. ly
Allan B. Magruder,
ATTORNE Y-AT -LAW,
And United States Commissioner,
Practices in all the Courts in Winchester,
Berry ville and Woodstock, and in the Court
of Appeals at Richmond and Staunton, and
in the United States Courts at Harrison
OT Special attention paid to the security
and collection of debts.
Office at liia residence on Main street.linO
The undersigned takes this mode of in
forming the public that he does all kinds of
Light Wagon and Carriage Building,
Painting, trimming and repairing a spe
cialty. Also, clocks cleaned and repaired,
jewelry mended; in fact we do a little of
almost every kind of work. If you have
anything to repair, bring it to us, and we
will insure you satisfaction.
B. T. ARGENBRIGHT.
Stephens City, July 23,1881y
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Neatly and expeditiously executed at the
office ot the Star.
Grove & Brother,
Contractors for Fine House Painting,
Main Street, Stephens City, Va.
The above firm are now prepared to do
all kinds of house, sign, fresco, scroll and
ornamental painting; also, kalsominiiigand
glazing. Purchasing, as they do, pure
paints and oils, at lowest wholesale prices,
they are enabled to do durable work at the
lowest possible rates. -«~l.v
J. W. Yeakle
Would respectfully inform the citizens of
Newtown and vicinity that since the death
of his son he lias re-opened his
Having had forty years experience in the
various branches of his business, he feels
justified in saying that he is prepared to do
all kinds of cutting and making in the most
fashionable manner. Mr. Yeakle would be
pleased to see his old frieuds and patrons
m his shop in rear of the post office, ly
Mrs. Kline would inform the ladies of
Newtown and vicinity that she still has on
hand a good line of fashionable millinery
goods, such as ribbons, flowers, feathers,
and all the trimmings used in millinery,
which she is selling off at extremely low
prices, in order to make room for her new
stock of fall goods.
Hats Altered and Re-Trimmed.
All work at moderate prices, and on short
notice. She can be found at all times in
her rooms oue door north of the postortice.
t&- None Others Equal the "4ju
FOB KAI.K 11Y
C J±. Shannon,
AT THE DEPOT.
This plow, while possessing all advanta
ges claimed by all other chilled plows, ex
ceeds them in strength and durability, and
therefore is better adapted to the wants of
the fanner in our rough limestone land.lwS