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The Stephens City Star.
As quoted by C. A. Shannon, delivered at
No.l, - $1.18 | No. 2, - $1.15
THE STEPHENS CITY STAR.
Only $1.50 Per Year!
Here and Hereabouts.
—Water is in demand.
—Old John Robinson's circus ex
hibits to day at Front Royal.
—Iron and Hop Bitters at Steele
—Only three suits came before the
county court of Warren last week.
—Cathartic and quinine pills ; also
St. Jacob's Oil, at Steele & Bro.'s
—The days are still hot, and every
body is "in the melting mood."
—Fresh Bologna sausage received
this week by Adams & McCarty.
—Our merchants all expect to do a
rushing business in phosphates.
—Two barrels best linseed oil just
received at Grove & Bro.'s
—We were favored with a delight
ful and much needed rain last Satur
—Barker's Horse and Cattle Pow
ders for sale by Adams & McCarty.
—The latge influx of strangers to
Front Royal makes it a good market
for all kinds of vegetables.
—Just received, 750 pounds John
T. Lewis' best white lead at Grove &
—"Man wants but little here be
low," and he can get that very soon
—Mr. L. M. Colfelt has possession
of the Bartonsville Mill, instead of
Ford, as published in our last.
—Go to Steele & Brother for wagon
and buggy shafts, spokes, hubs, rims,
axles, &c. Also, horse and cattle
—Mr. M. A. Wise, residing one
mile south of this place, has beer,
quite ill for some days. Drs. Thomas
and Love are his profes
—Persons having houses to paint
this fall will save money by callingon
Grove & Brother, the popular house
and sign painters.
—Steele & Bro. want 50 doz. Spring
Chickens at $email@example.com per doz.
—The fall session of the Valley
Female College at Winchester will
open on Wednesday, September 14th,
—Steele & Bro. will pay 25c apiece
for old Fowls. Bring them along at
—Capt. Walter Bowen, a member
of the Ashby Brigade during the war,
died at his residence in Winchester on
the 3d inst.
—Go to Steele & Dinges and get
pebble grain oil cloth to cover your
wagons, carriages, &c.
—They have a new post office at
Wheelright's Crossing, on the S. V. R.
R., in Warren county, and G. W. Fritts
is the postmaster.
—Wanted at Steele & Brothers im
• mediately, 500 lbs. of Bacon Should
ers and Middlings at 10c per pound,
and 100 Hams at 12Jc.
—See advertisement of the execu
tors of the estate of James Affleck,
deceased. They offer for sale some
very valuable property.
—There will always be found at
Adams & McCarty's a fresh assort
ment of crackers and cakes, confec
fections, fruits, etc.
—Wheat has taken a sudden rise,
but Arbuckle's roasted coffee is self
settling and superior in strength to
any other. For sale by Adams &
—Our little lads and lassies—and
they are legion—will be pleased to
know that the "old folk" are at work
in their behalf to get up two or three
nice picnics before the summer leaves
—Steele & Bro. carry a full line of
pure flavoring extracts of vanilla,
lemon, peach, pine apple, strawberry,
Orange, almond, &c.
—The Southern Crusader for Au
gust is on our table. The Crusader
is a neat.little : four column paper, de
voted to Jocal option and the cause of
temperance. It is published by W.
W. Smith, at Ashland, Va.
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Prolific. —Geo. Harris .and Enos
Wormley had an average growth" of
60 busl.cls of oats per acre, on the lot
belonging to Johnny O'Neal, near
The name of the 'man who shot
himself in Winchester on the 3d inst.,
mention of which was made in our
last issue, is C. B. Will, of Timber
lake, Shenandoah county.
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
After an unusually long drought
our good citizens were blest with a re
freshing rain, especially in town and
in the eastern vicinity. We learn
that the rain did not extend over a
radius of five miles in any one direc
There is a great scarcity of labor
in many parts of Virginia. Tho nu
merous railroad enterprises on foot,
and the extra demand occasioned by
the watering places-has depleted some
places alnlost entirely of their labor
ing population.. Women as well as
men are leaving the farms. .
That Tig.—That blaok and white
spotted pig, belonging to Uncle Bob
Ford, strayed awiy last Thursday a
week, and at last accounts had not
put in its appearance. The pig is two
or three months old; and would weigh
about twenty or twenty-five pounds.
Any one knowing its whereabouts will
confer a favor by leaving the intelli
gence at thte <
The attention of our citizens is di
rected to a call for a public meeting,
which will be found in another col
umn, to take into consideration the
best means to be adopted to improve
the educational facilities of our youth.
This is a move in the right direction,
and as it is a subject in which all our
citizens are deeply interested, we con
fidently expect, to see a large attend
ance at the time and place mentioned.
It has taken sixteen- years for Vir
ginia to regain her stock of horses.
Every available animal was pressed
into service during the war; the cele
brated breeds for which this State was
famous were killed and scattered, and
at the close of the conflict nothing
was left but the broken down steed
without known pedigree. But now
we see fine horses in our carriages and
even the city drays. Fine horses to
spare are being raised and sent out of
the State for sale. A large trade is
springing up in the Valley and south
west counties, and after sixteen years
Virginia has become a horse-raising
Personal. —Miss Lena Staling, of
Harrisonburg, Va., is the guest of
Miss Emma Lemley, of this city.
Miss Anna Hainey, of Winchester,
who has been visiting her friends in
this city, has returned to her home.
The Misses Ada A. and Nellie
Downing, of Washington City, and
Mrs. Hoif Grove, 'of Winchester, are
the guests of Captain G. A. Grove, of
Miss Jennie Porter, who has been
visiting friends in this city for several
weeks, has returned to her home at
Lonaconing, Md. Whilst here she
made the acquain'ance of many new
friends who will always rejoice to wel
come her back to Stephens City.
Greenwood Mill Burned.—This
property, a mile and a half east of
Winchester, was burned about twelve
o'clock on Sunday night. The- build
ing was totally destroyed. It was
vacant, the lease of the late tenant,
Melville Lewis, having expired Au
gust Ist, and as far as we can learn he
had no grain or .other property in it,
and consequently sustained no loss.
The mill had been leased by Hottel &
Co., of Woodstock, and they were to
have taken possession on Monday.
Sheriff: Hancock, w,uo had charge of
the property, had $4,000 insurance
on it—sufficient, he thinks, to cover
the loss ; and Mr. James Lewis, who
is also interested, has a policy of in
surance to the amount of $1,500. .This
mill was one of the oldest and best
known flouring mills in the country.
The origin of the fire is unknown. —
The band boys favored our citizens j
with some excellent music on Saturday |
evening last. There is nothing that
adds more to the pleasure and attrac
tiveness of a town than a well drilled
and proficient organization of this kind.
Success to it.
Those of our readers who may wish
a nobby suit of summer or fall cloth
ing should not fail to call on J. W.
Yeakle, the fashionable tailor. His
work is made up in the most durable
manner, and cannot fail to please the
Among the Zulus, a nation of the
Caffres, according to etiquette, the
mother-in-law cannot face the son-in
law, but must hide or pretend to hide
when she sees him. An old bach
elor friend says, "In this country it
is reversed; it is tho son-in-law who
does the dodging."
Serious Injury.—A young son of
Robert Hannnm, of this county, met
with a painful injur)' a few days since
at his father's saw mill. He was
climbing on the front wheel of a wa
gon, when the horses started. He was
thrown to the ground the wheels pass
ing over him and inflicting serious in
juries.— Winchester News.
Look Out ! Hotel Men !—I have
the best and cheapest piece of prop
erty in the Valley—fine large brick
house, store house and all kinds of
out-buildings. Splendid opening for
a summer boarding house. For hale,
or will trade for a farm. Address
T. W. McArtor,
Stephens City, Va.
Several exchanges are giving the
following bit of news, which is sad in
deed : "A burglar entered a house (he
other night and scared a lady so badly
that her hair, wlrich was lying in an
exposed place on the bureau, turned
white in a single night." A young
lady of Stephens City says she would
"soon have that hair its original color
—if she had to dye for it."
Economy.—Perhaps there is no word
in the English language that has been
so foolishly narrowed in its meaning
as the word economy. Most people
think of it as a saving of money, as
though to be economical was, in a cer
tain sense, to be stingy or mean. Now
economy, in its true interpretation, is
the art of management —is the <wise
adaption by which we arrange time,
heath and strength so as to produce
the best results.
Educational Meeting. — Notice
is hereby given that a meeting will be
held in the M E. Church in Stephens
City, en Tuesday evening, August 16,
1881, at o'clock, r. M. The object of
the meeting is to take such measures
as may be deemed necessary to im
prove our educational facilities and
render it possible to give our youth
the opportunity of acquiring such
knowledge as is now essential to their
assuming a proper position in the af
fairs of the age. All persons who are
interested in this subject are cordially
invited to attend and participate in
The Dissolved Bone Phosphate
manufactured by the Pacific Guano
Company, and sold by G. F. Mayers,
stands without a rival as a fertilizer.
In numerous instances last season it
was sown by the side of other fertili
zers, and without exception its supe
riority was attested by the increased
yield and the superior quality of the
wheat. Mr. G. F. Mayers, the agent
at this place, will have in store at W.
D. Chipley's warerooms 50 tons by the
15th of August, and farmers will do
well to place their orders with him
early so that there may be no disap
pointment in obtaining a supply. 4
Star Wind Engines.—We had
the pleasure of meeting Mr. Soloman
Lehman, the energetic and courteous
manufacturer of the Shaw Patent
Wind Mill. From a cursory inspec
tion of these mills we do not hesitate
to say that they possess many advan
tages over competitors. We were for
cibly struck by a simple feature in
these mills by which a weight is so
arranged that in heavy storms the
wheel is thrown into position to cut
the storm and perceptibly decrease
and often stop the motion of the sails,
thus averting a derangement of the
machinery or causing injury by hav
ing the storm strike it broadside. Any
one desiring a wind mill would do
well to call on or address Mr. Leh
man, at the factory, Meadow Mills,
Frederick county, Va.
Mr. Albi:rt Bush, of this city,
lost a very valuable draft horse last
The wind on Saturday evening last
damaged many shade trees in this city
SHEEP Killed.—We learn that Mr.
Phil Jnrrott., living near this city, lost
six fine Merino sheep, and had one se
verely crippled, last Wednesday mon- j
ing. They were ran over by the west
Mr. Milton Steele and wife, and
those little town favorites —Elmer and
"Dixie"—left yesterday for a few
days' visit to Tenth Legion, Rocking- j
ham county, where the atmosphere is j
bracing and smacks of pure and una
dulterated Democracy. Itisthehome
of many of Mrs. Steele's relatives,
and they will no doubt have a pleas
Mr. P. Bradley, of Harrisonburg,
the well known manufacturer of the j
i.Livingston or Plug Plow, not to be
outdone by the manufacturers of the
west, who have been flooding our Val
ley with their chilled plows, has just
brought out a chilled plow guaranteed
to be equal to any other chilled plows,
and at a much lower price. This plow
is for sale by C. A. Shannon, at the
depot. Price only $9.00. Call and
see it before purchasing elsewhere.
There was a general outpouring of
the substantial yeomanry on Thursday
last, to attend the Harvest Home giv
en by the ladies of the Presbyterian
church for the benefit of Foreign Mis
sions. From the pithy jokes, and the
real old-time ha ! hals that circula
ted freely we are inclined to the opin
ion that it was a day of genuine en
joyment. There was a superfluity of
substantial edibles and tempting del
icacies, frozen creams, custards, tropi
cal fruits, melons, etc., that did honor
to the taste of our Virginia house
wives, and of them verily the .Star
man fared sumptuously. The receipts
were about $50.
Occasionally the enthusiastic trav
eler of the eastern continent, after
long and toilsome journeys over parch
ed and barren wastes, writes, "I have
reacted the garden spot of the earth.!
There are around me beautiful groves |
and crystal fountains; oranges and
le-rn&ns' and bananas grow spontane
ous in this delightful clime of the
orient, and it far surpasses my most
sanguine dreams. Surely this is the
modern Eden," and so the traveler,
M he wanders among the secluded
dales of Switzerland delights to call
those sequestered valleys the Modern
Paradise. We are inclined to the
opinion that if these self-same wan
derers were to visit the garden of Mr.
Magar Steele, of this city, and revel
for a short time among the luxuriant
foliage clustered with grapes and pears
and plums and prunes, and feast him
*self on the delicious fruit, that the
delirium of pleasure would lure him
to imagine that, like Adam of old, he
dwelt among the rich flora described
in Holy Writ, and would instinctively
gaze about him to find old Mother
To the citizens of Stephens City and
vicinity: In order to clo.e out sum
mer stock I have made some sweeping
reductions in prices:
150 pieces best brands of Prints at 5
cents per yard.
25 piecps dress goods at from 3 cents
to 15 cents per yard.
Parasols, Sun Umbrellas and Fane,
The 1 rgest stock of Groceries in the
Valley, at prices that defy competi
tion.. 'A cordial invitation is ex end
ed to all to inspect, mv stock. No
undue- solicitation to buy need be
feared 1 . Highest prices given for all
kinds of country produce.
Your obedient servant, :
lw4 G. Ft Mayers.
On Sunday evening, August 7th, 1881, at
the residence of Gk P. Mayers, of this city,
Miss Ellen May era, of Darksville, W. Va.,
in the 89th year of her age.
Her remains were conveyed to the old
family Burial ground in Tuscaroruon Tues
day last, She had been v consistent mem
ber of the Presbyterian church for upwards
of sixty years.
Produce Market Report.
CORRECTED BY STEELE BROTHERS.
Stephens City, Aug. 18,1881.
Mutter—roll and print, lb, 15
Eggs— "& dozen, - - 10
Spring Chicken*—live, "p doz $firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Fowls—live, "$ dozen,
& bushel, - 50
Cabbage— $ bead, - - 5
Cucumbers—:p dozen, - 12
Dried Cherries—pitted. f> lb 18
Honey—smnll caps, $ lb 12$
Beeswax- tjjt lb 20
Blackberries—per quart, - 4
Whortleberries, " - 8
Tomatoes.—per bushel, - 80
Jcsr; mmo>i» £to 3 k t-yJpPQIQ&K l
Steele & Brother's.
Is the Cheapest and Best I
We call the attention of the public to the
large and Increasing demand for our Form
ere King Phosphate, We now have in
store a large supply, and will endeavor to
keep constantly on hand from 78 to 100
tons. Our Fertiliser is made from
Green Slaughter House Bone Slock
i expressly for our trade. It is undoubtedly
the King of Feiiil'mevsfor
We make a specialty of Pare Animal
] Pone Fertilisers, and can furnish you Pure
! Raw and Dissolved Done, Ammonia, Soda.
Potash, Kainit. &C. Send In your orders
early. STEELE & BROTHERS.
City Stove Woris
Main Street, Stephens City, Va.
Where will be found a full line of Excel
sior, Parlor, Cook and Heating Stoves.
Manufactured and kept constantly ou 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. Roofing and Spouting done
at all limes, and at reasonable rales. Iw3
Middletown, - - Virginia.
TIKBERLfIKE, STICKLEY & GUYER,
REAL ESTATE AND, FIRE
AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Fertilizers arid Grain.
Keep constantly on band at their store and
ware rooms in Middletown
Plows, Harrows, Wheat Fans
Wheat Drills. Cider Mills. Fruit Evapora
tors. Shovels, Forks. &c. Farm Hells,
Axes, ike. We arc agents for the
Bietfori & Mm Grain Brill
For the southern part of Frederick county,
the northern section of Shenamtoalf,
and the whole of Warren county.
It is acknowledged by the lead
ing farmer of tho country
to tie the very best
drill in market.
S6TWe Have Thirty. on 'Hand hM
B full carload—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.
TIMBERLAKK. STICKLEY & GUYER
Spring and Summer Svhcd&h'
HARPER'S FERttY 8 VALLEY BPJHKT*
B. & O. R. R.
RASTWABD 111.. :.n.
Stations. 615 037 88t 60.1 ojf|
la. m c. >:.
Lye Staunton, 11 OCT 3 11
Harrisonburg, 7 00; 11 88 (130
1- M i
New Market, 840 12 40 fi 33
Mt. Jackson, 011 riffl I H'
StßMtertg, 0 t'lll 00 2 IT, 851
Capon Hoad, 0 5(1112(1 225 Ma
Middletown, 7 ISlll 86 I DM
a, M.I |r. H
Stephens City, I 7 2013 40 8 57- r> 17
Winchester. 6 OOi 8 20, 140 SS-l'lOllj
Stephenson's, 010 837 207 84"
Ohailef.town. 047 0 5013 20 4 °7-l! :••">
Harper's Ferry 7 12 10 80 4 15 455 12 15
MftHinshure, 12 1412 14 WW
Hagerstown, 8152 45 800
Frederick, 8 3:? 250 0 l)\- ■-■
Washinclon, 045 205 7 2o| ll 30
Baltimore. 10 sn| 315 8 «:• 7|W
Stations. 888 040 lilt) 03g< ills
A. M \. M.I \. M. 1\ M. ' '
Lye Baltimore, | 718 42 1
I Washington* . 18 40' 4 4,1
Frederick, fi 15 « "5
Ilii!rpi6t»\tn, \ I 0 4."' 041
Harper's Fcrryl 3 15 7 tr,\ll 10J t Co\ « IM
Cbnrlestown, 388 8 0011 181 2 10; 813
IP. M • J
Stephenson.'*, 454 9 8819 07 8 40] 880
Winchester. 8 17,10 43,12 23! 4 88! 810
Stephens Cilv, 5 4811 IHil2 40; 4 Stli
Middletown, 5 SO}) 66118 50 8 18] '
P. M. I I- .
Capon Road, 61712*30 107 5 42j
Straslniru. 028 12 3(1 lit 5 55i
Mt. Jackson, 800240 227
New Market. 840 323 242
Harrisonliimr, 10 00 480 325
Arr Staunton, ' 42j j
Npa. <I:I3 and 838 daily. All other trains
daily except Sunday." Nos. 010 and Hi 18
connect at Strnsburg witii trains on Vir
ginia Midland nxid. No. 000 runs to I!;;l
timorc via Washington without change of
cars. Nos. lilO and 00,5 dineat Jit. Jadcsjiii.
Passengers for Jordan's SprhlgS leave i-iis
at Stephenson's; for Rode Enon leave cs,;*
at Winchester; for Ca|ion Springs leave
cars at Capon road; for Orkney SprWira
leave cars at ATt. Jackson; for the Uayyl';''
Springs leave cars at Harrisonburg. Par
ties visiting New .Market and Lmay On.no*
leave cars at New Market. . .
F. M. MANTZ;
Supervisor of Trains, Winchester, Va. i
W. M, CI.BMRNTS,
Master of Transp'n., Camden Station. ■'-'
Professional Cards. •':■>
Dr. J. W. Owen,
Will promptly attend to professional calls
in town or country. Has been in practice
over thirty-three years,
lyOfflce at residence, near the Luther
an church, on Mulberry street ly
Dr. A. T. Jarrett,
Having permanently located at Stephens
City, oilers his professional services to the
people of that city and vicinity.
Office, two doors north of the post office.
Dr. Thos. J. Miller
Appreciates very highly,and returns thanks
to the citizens of Stephens City nnd sur
rounding country, for their confidence nnd
patronage during the six years he has prac
ticed medicine in their midst, and solicits a.
continuance of the same. In the future,Hh
in the past, lie will devote his whole time
to his profession, and can always be loiiuil
at his residence on Main street', unless ab
US" Special attention given to the dis
eases of women and children. ly
Allan B. Magruder,
And United Slates Commissioner,
Practices in all the Courts in Winchester,
Berry ville and Woodstock,and in the Court
of Appeals at RichmowKawd Staunton, and
in the United States Courts at Harrison
JTST'Spccial attention paid to the security
and collection of debts.
Office at his residence oil Main street. Unit
iii ■ ■ ■
The undersigned takes this mode of in
forming the public that he docs all kinds of
BLACKSMITH ING, -
Light Wagon and Carriage
Painting, trimming and repairing
ciaity. Also, clocks cleaned and repaired,
jewelry mended j.in fact we do a little of
almost of work. If you have
nnythin, l ! ■ bring it in us. and
B. T. ARUENBRICUIfI'.
Stephens City, July 23, 1881y B^
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, llowers, feathers,
and all the trimmings used in millinery.
Which she is selling oil' at extremely low
prices, in order to make room for per new
stock of fall goods.
Hats Altered and Re- Trimmed.
All work at moderate prices, and on shrrt
notice. She can tic found at all times in
her rooms one door north of the pos.tofiitti.
J. W. Yeakle
Would respectfully inform the citizens of
Newtown and vicinity that since the dentil
of his Bon he has re-opened his
Having had forty yean experience in the ••
various branches of his business, lie feels
justiflod in saying that he is prepared to do
ali kinds of cutting and making in the mi -i
fashionable manner. Mr. Yeakle would be
pleased to nee his old friends and puiruna
In his shop In roar of the poel office. ly