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Co. For sale by
STEELE & BROTHER, Druggists.
' CONTBACTOBS FOB FINE HOUSE PAINTING,
Main Stroot, Stephens City, Va.
The above firm are now prepared to do all
kinds of house, sign, frosco, scroll and orna,
mental painting: also, kalsomining aud glazing.
Purchasing, as they do, pure paints and oils
at lowest wholesale prices, they are enabled 10
do durable work at the lowest possible rates, ly
Would respectfully inform the citizens of New
town and vicinily that since tho death of his
son he has re-opened his
Having had forty years experience in the
various branches of his business, he feels justi
fied in saying that ho is prepared to do all
kinds of cuUiag and making in the most fash
ionable manner. Mr. Yeakle would be pleased
to see his old friends and patrons in his shop
in rear of tho post odico. ly
DE, 8. M. STICKLEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Offers his professional services to the citizens
of Stephens City, Va. When not professionally
( , absent will be found aj his oilico three door's
norih of Mayers' builoing, p.epared to attend
all calls either at day or niglit.
Special attention "given to tho diseases of
women, and all skiu diseases. • -9-3 m
DR. J. W. OWEN, _
Will promptly attend to professional calls in
town or country. Has been in practico ovor
tftf'Office at residence, near the Lutheran
church, on Mulberry street. ly
Dlt. THOS. J. MILLER
Appreciates very highly, and leturns thanks
to the citizens of Stephens City aud surround
ing count.y, foi* their confidence and paironage
dining tho six he lias practiced
medicine in their midst, and solicits a con
tinuance of the pamo. In the future, as in
the past, lie will devote hiH whole time to his
profession, and can always ho found at his resi
dence on Main street, unless absent profes
j»* = Special attention given to tho diseases
of women and children. ly
ALLAN B. MAC FLEER,
ATTORN EY-AT-L AW,
And United States Commissioner,
Practices in all the Courts in Winchester, Berry
villo and it'oodstoek, and in the Court of Ap
peals at Richmond antl Staunton, and in the
United States Courts at Harrisonburg.
Special atieu.'.on paid to tho security and
collection of debts.
Ollice at his resilience on Main street. lmS
SIBERT & DENNY,
Successors to C. B. Meredith,
Watches & Jewelry,
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE.
American, Elgin and Springfield Watches,
always oh hand. Sole agents for
No 96 Loudoun St-, Winch ester,Va
WM. _B. GEOVE,
WM.H. BROWN & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE
25S.Sharp St. Baltimore.
CAMPBELL & BEATTY
would respectfully inform tho citizens
of Frederick county that they are now
prepared to furnish estimates and build
Houses, Barns, Etc.
They are also prepared to attend
funerals at short notice.
Coffins or Caskets
urni shed at reasonable rates,
HERE SHALL THE PHE3S THE PEOPLE'S BIGHTS MAINTAIN, CNAWED BY INFLUENCE AND UNBRIBED BY GAIN.
STEPHENS CITY, FREDERICK CO., VA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1881.
ItJii't Borrow Tronble.
Don't borrow trouble, nor meet it half way ;
Sufficient to all are the ills of to-day ;
Misfortunes, reverses and trials may come ;
E'en 'those wo deem llio most happy have
Don't borrow troublc-'twill come soon enough,
With aspect forbidding, habilaments rough-
But wait till he's here, and, unheeding hits
Meet boldly tho onset and battle it down.
Don't borrow trouble—this debt will remain,
And can only bo cancelled by suffering again
The ills we thus borrow by prophetic fears,
Baptizing the record in sorrowing tears.
Don't borrow trouble—it springs in each path,
A harvest that beareth an aftermath !
It planteth itself witli a plenteous seed,
And is gathered in sorrow by hearts that
Don't borrow trouble ; despair is a cheat,
Sowing seeds for thistles instead of for wheat;
Ah I the crop is a full ono Ihat springs from
And the harvesters many, all over the land.
Don't borrow trouble, nor gloomily weave
A harvest of tears in a shadowy sheave ;
But, rather come forth from the dark and the
And garner tho blossoms that grow in the light.
Don't borrow trouble ; on hillsido and slope,
For the climbers who always look upward in
Bright (lowers spring up with a heavenly bloom,
Unknown to tho realms of despair and gloom.
Don't borrow trouble ; be sure, in tho sky, •
The light will burst forth when tho clouds.
have gone by;
Be hopeful, and brave, and patient, and soon
Will shine out a glorious, gladdening noon.
SAVED BY STRATEGY.
"Strange! what can this mean? Is
this a stupendous fraud, a trick, or
what ?"' And Dr. Pomeroy stared most
vacantly at tho closely-written sheet he
held in his hand. He read :
"Dr. Pomeroy, I will not apologize
for the unparalleled service I am about
to ask of you ; suffice it to say I have
heard your history, heard of your strug
gles, and realize how hard a task it is
for one so young in the profession and
without friends in the great wilderness
of houses called a city. Also, permit
me to add, I have been informed of the
cruel blow you received from the hand
of one you loved, who was unworthy of
you ; and yet lam not acquainted with
you, nor you with me. Indeed, we have
never looked upon one another's face.
Nevertheless, I am about to request you
to do me a great favor. Will you come
to South Street Church to-morrow at
eight o'clock? Come privately, unat
tended, and never repeat that which
takes placo there. Will you give me,
a stranger, a lawful claim to your name,
and yet not seek to know whom you
marry ? If you will do so, I will make
over to you fifty thousand dollars, pay
able to your order at the city bank, as
soon as the ceremony is over. Trusting
that the money will ba a temptation to
yon, I shall anxiously await you at the
That was all. There was no signa
ture—nothing to give any clue to the
writer's address or aUode. Indeed, it
was so terse and so unfeminine in its
details that he was tempted to believe
some of his male friends wero playing a
joke on him.
"I will not go—l will not bo fooled !"
he said to himself.
He flung the missive down, then ho
picked it up, folded it carefully, and
thrust it in his pocket.
He remembered that he had a patient
to visit, and went out ; but everywhere
tho contents of that strange letter were
ringing in his ears. He then went to
see his mother. She was suffering even
more than usual, and a number of dun
ning bills had been left to his consider
ation—bills which he had not the most
remote idea how he was to meet. He
threw them down and buried his face
in his hands.
"Poverty is a curse, mother," he
moaned. "I do not know which way
She tried to cheer him, but in vain.
Everywhere he turned, hopeless chaos
seemed to envelope him.
"Ab, if that letter was only real," he
thought. "Fifty thousand dollars
would make me rich."
And so he fretted and worried until
the appointed hour came—one moment
vowing he would not go near the place,
the next tempted to see the "farce"
Eight o'clock found him stealing in.
He saw two ladies closely veiled, and a
gentleman, standing in the upper part
of tho building, while the minister sat
in a chair. There was but ono gas jet
lighted, and he could but just distin
guish the forms. As soon as he entered,
the gentleman spoke to one of the ladies
and she then advanced to meet him.
"Are you Dr. Pomeroy?" she asked
in a low tone.
She led him to where tho gentleman
stood, and he extended his hand.
' How do you do, Pomeroy ?" he
said ; and Pomeroy recognized in him
tho president of the city bank. "I am
here by tho request of this young lady,"
pointing to the one who had not moved
or spoken, "to inform you that if you
agree to her proposition, I am author
ized to pay to your order the sum of
fifty thousand dollars."
Pomeroy tried to speak, but his voice
was choked. It was no fraud ; it was
reality. He stood motionless for a
moment; then advanced and offered
his arm to the silent lady. She took it
without a quiver, and went with him to
where the minister awaited them. Tho
ceremony was quickly performed.
Dr. Pomeroy registered his name,
and then looked with considerable curi
osity at the bold, plain signature,
"Ellen Latour." which his bride wrote
down. Tho minister hastily filled out
a certificate, which he had brought with
him by request, and which the maid and
the banker signed as witnesses. The
bride took it, kissed it and thrust it in
her bosom. One moment more and the
two glided swiftly away from sight. *
Dr. Pomeroy wiped the perspiration
from his brow, and then esked :
"Who was she ?"
"I do not know," said the minister.
"I was requested by letter, and paid to
perform the ceremony and keep it a
secret. It is perfectly lawful."
"And I," said the banker, "did not
see the lady's face. She deposited the
money with me, and requested my at
tendance here to assure you that her
promise should be faithfully fulfilled.''
The three men separated ; the gas
was turned out; the curtain fell on the
The next day Pomeroy tried to real
ize what he had done. He had sold
his name to the unknown woman but
he thought that could not injure him.
She must have been in deadly peril,
to pay such an exorbitant price for a
Ho took an office further up town,
and moved his homey
Patients came pouring in'; a different
class employed the rich Dr. Pomeroy
than those who had employed the poor
Five years had passed away, and he
had gained a reputation and added con
siderably to his bank account. He
had been an indefatigable worker, and
now he felt that he needed rest for a
"We will take a trip to Europe,
mother," ho said. "It will do you
more good than you can imagine."
A great many gentle hearts felt a
pan_ to see the "good doctor" leave,
although thoir endeavors to catch him
had been in vain. Ha felt no prefer
once for the opposite sex. Ho had re
covered from his disappointment, and
he ceased to remember that he was a
married man, or to think kindly of the
unknown woman who had so radically
changed his life.
They traveled leisurely through the
tour they had marked out before they
had started, and one niglit found tbem
in a French village. About the middle
of the night the doctor was awakened
by some ono tapping at his door and
calling for him to come out.
He did so. He found the landlord,
who told him, in broken English, that
one of his countrymen had just fallen
down stairs in a fit, and seeing his name
registered M. D., they called him up.
He went into au elegantly furnished
room, where a man, some fifty years of
age, was lying in a dying c ;ndition. A
young lady sat by the bod fanning him.
The doctor hastily examined the patient,
and found it was impossible for him to
live; but the day passed, and still
another, before he drew his last breath
He never recovered his consciousness.
The lady told Dr. Pomeroy that he
was her father. His name was Eugene
Sydenham, a native ol England, and
she would liko to have him buried
where ho died. They were traveling
for the benefit of her health, she went
on to explain, and he was a widower.
Her only remaining relative was a
young sister, who was being educated
in tho Convent of the Sacred Heart of
After Mr. Sydenham was buried, Miss
Sydenham went, under the care of the
doctor and his mother, to Paris. She
insisted on their taking up their abode
where she had apartments, and so not
a day passed but she was with Mrs.
Pomeroy. The old lady got warmly
attached to her, and talked dolefully
to her son about the time they should
have to be separated.
She told them confidentially not to
wonder that she did not motirn for her
father, for he hud endeavored to wrong
her too deeply that it was not love that
held her to his side; and in all her lifo
she had never been so happy as now
that sho was free.
Dr. Pomeroy watched her. At first
he was very gallant, but at last he be
gan to be reserved and cold. A feeling
he dared not cherish was growine in
his heart, and it ahvmed him greatly.
"I dare not love her,'' he muttered
to himself. "I am bound."
Then, for the first limo, lie felt how
heavily wero the fetters he had forged
1-ior himself. She noticed the change.
Sho tried to beguile him to forget the
grief that was evidently wearing on him;
and at last, in a fit of desperation, he
told her all.
"I am a married man!" he said, im
petuously. "I love you ; and yet lam
not free to love !"
She recoiled, but bade him tell her
"It was cruel, unkind of her to bind
you so," she said.
"No, no!"ho ejaoulated. "Shesaved
me—sho blessed me—and I shall always
respect her, out never did my bonds
hurt mo until I met yon. Now I shall
be miserable forever."
"You may meet her."
"But possible," sho raid, with a sor
rowful look. "I know your Ellen La
tour. She lives, and I must give you
"You know her?"
"Yes; to-morrow I will introduce
you to her. She is anxious to see you ;
she knows you are here, and- sho be
lieved you loved me, and wondered if
you were as upright as she had always
thought you to be."
He bowed his face in his hands, aud
Miss Sydenham left him. The hour
had come which he had hoped for in
bygone days—ho was to learn whom ho
had wedded; but it gave him no pleas
At an early hour the servant told him
that M'ss Latour awaited him in her
"■private .parlor, aud he wai ushered into
a strange room. He scarcely lifted his
eyes as he entered, but when he did,
they fell upon Miss Sydenham.
"I am Ellen Latour," she said, sim
ply. "That is rr>y real name, though I
never anticipated revealing tho truth to
you. Listen to my story before you
blame me," she said.
"The man whom you saw die was my
step-father. Ho married my mother
when I was but five years old, and sis
ter Ada a baby. My mother was weak
ly, and she died a few years later, leav
ing all our father's property in that
man's hands. He was our sole guar
dian, to hold our property under his
control until we were married or be
came of age. He placed me in the Sa
cred Heart, and kept me there until I
was sixteen, and then he took me out,
and proposed to marry me to a friend of
his. I rebelled. One night I hrard a
conversation between them, and found
that ho was selling me for twenty thou
sand dollars, that was to bo paid down
to him out of my proptrty the moment
Turner became my husband. I was
shocked. I had no friends to go to, and
was totally at a loss what to do. He
did not allow me to go into society; I
made no acquaintances, and instead of
allowing mo to stay in my mother's
house, he kept me traveling about the
"At last I proposed to compromise.
I told my step-father to take me to
America, and when I returned I would
marry his friend. He complied, and I
got my maid to gossip with one of the
servants in the hotel, and by chance
she told her your history, as her sister
worked for your mother. Just before I
started from England an uucle of my
mother's left me fifty thousand dollars
in my own right, which my step-father
could not touch. I had it transferred
to New York, and determined to save
myself with it. Hearing of you, I
adopted the plan of getting you to mar
ry me. When we returned to England,
my step-fathor commanded me to fulfill
my promise, I showed him my marriage
certificate. Ho swore, but he saw his
ease was lost. I had outwitted him.
I did not leave him, but remained to
protect my sister Ada from a similar
fate. I never expected to meet you. I
intended to have you sue for a divorce
as soon as he should die, and it would
not endanger my safety."
"But this intention will never be
carried into effect," Dr. Pomeroy ex
claimed. "You will be mine forever,
"Yours forever !" sho answered.
And when they went to see his
mother, there were no three happier
people to be found in the whole world.
Years have passed sinco then, and
Ada finds a homo with hor Bister who
never repents that she was saved from a
fate worse than death by strategy.
One Meal a May.
Dr. C. E. Page sends, to the Journal
of Chemistry an account of experiments
made to show that one meal a day is
enough for a man :
"8. N. 8., twenty-eight years old,
resolved to adopt the one-mjal system,
and did so, leaving off meat and all
condiments, as salt and pepper, and
eating chiefly wheat-meal bread and
fruit, tho bread mado from unsifted
meal and mixed with water only, no
salt or bread-raising devices—unleaven
ed bread. Within seven months his
weight increased from ono hundred and
forty-five pounds to one hundred and
seventy pounds, and his strength of both
body and mind had increased in pro
portion. Ilis labor had been severe ;
he is a machinist and an inventor,
working ten hours every day, and do
ing a good deal of practical and profit
able thinking at the same time. It is
now a full year since he came to one
meal, and the weight gained has been
maintained, and his health is perfect.
Daring the last winter.-for ..the purpose
of testing the sufficiency of one meal'of
pure food for the most trying labor, he
worked in an iron foundry for three
months, and notwithstanding the ex
treme and frequent changes of temper
ature incident to the work, on cold
mornings, with tho mercury below zero,
and in the afternoon at 120 degrees
above, and all hands sweating like rain,
■ho had not a 'cold' for the winter, and
was the only employo thus exempt. He
had formerly been subject to frequent
attacks of the above disease. His
daily ration consists of six. ounces to
nine ounces (according to labor) of
Graham flour, beside fruit sufficient to
supply all the liquids necessary—half a
dozen apples or thoir equivalent in
other fruit. He is rarely thirsty, but
sometimes, it too little fruit is taken at
meal time, he takes a small draft of
water in the courso of the day. This
meal is taken at night, after entire re
covery from fatigue, usually at about
seven o'clock. During the month of
May, 1881, just passed, ho gained sixty
hours, or six full days, working extra
hours at his bench, some times working
right through to midnight, and taking
his 'breakfast' after a short rest, before
retiring. No man in his employ had
gained so much time. He has occa
sionally made a trial of boltedlflour
bread, but has invariably experienced
a loss of weight and strength.
"My own experience goes far to prove
the efficiency of the above regimen for
either tho brain or muscle worker. I
am now taking but one meal a day, and
find myself perfectly nourished, weight
and strength maintained, on about
fourteen ounces of unleavened wheat
meal bread, to the mastication of which
I devote an hour or more. I find that
six cold gems, weighing about fourteen
ounces, without either butter or milk,
chewed deliberately and thoroughly
dissolved by the juices of the mouth,
will sustain me much better than when
eaten warm with butter or milk, or both
together added, and eaten as fast as one
naturally eats hot rolls and butter or
bread aud milk. Considering the man
ner in which people in general bolt
their food, it is not strange that a large
proportion of it fails of digestion.
Starchy food cannot be transformed in
to pure blood entire, except as far as
the change is begun in the mouth.
"Until a tevr months ago 1 took my
food in the morning, but I find the
evening a better time. During the day
tho biain and muscles can have every
thing their own way, without interfer
ing or hindering digestion, and at even
ing, after sufficient rest, there is per
fect tranquility of body and miud and
'leisuro to digest.' I had never been a
'good sleeper' until I adopted this sys
tem of diet. People who eat several
meals a day do well to take the last one
early, and the lighter they make it the
better, but dyspeptics may rest assured
that, of itself considered, the evening
meal is not the cause of their wakeful
ness or troubled dreams. When I ate
threo meals oC a mixed diet, I could
not make the last ono simple enough to
give me complete rest at night, but
now, when rested from my day's labor,
I can eat my full vegetarian mral and
sleep like a well-fed babe. I could give
quite a number of examples like the
foregoing, of one-mealers, did space
permit, all tending to prove the superi
ority of vegetablo over animal diet, and
of the entire wheal over the most sci
entifically impoverished article."
VOL. 1.---NO. 17.
Every Mormon, by the present ratio
of sexes in the state, has his chances in
two and one-third wives.
An observing laundryman has dis
covered that the time for him to catch
soft water is when it is raining hard.
Plates made of paper are now in
Borlin restaurants for serving bread and
butter, rolls, cakes, buns, and similar
Mr. Walter, of the London Timet,
says that the American people spend
too much for public buildings and do
not spend enough for pavements.
Young James Garfield, who returned
to his class at Williams College, is
again very ill with tho malaria which
his system absorbed while iv Wash
After the experience of American
cities with wooden pavements, it is
strange to hear that Piccadilly, London,
has been paved its entire length with
blocks of wood.
The Cochituate water of Boston tastes
so bad that the leading hotels and
many private persons are buying water
from farmers in the suburbs for drink
The editor of a Virgina paper was
asked by a stranger if it was possible
that that little town kept up four news
papers, and the reply was, "No, it takes
four newspapers to keep up the town."
The Rev. John A. Lansing, theMetho
diet exhorter, is now in prison at Boston
charged with swindling his dupes out
of $20,000. He used the monr7 in pro
moting the Jacques Cologne Company,
which finally wound r.p in bankruptcy.
Among his dupet were four Boston
The Human Ear.
Few people realize what a wonderful
delicate structure the human ear really
is. That which we ordinarily designate
so, is after all only the mere outer porch
of a series of winding passages which,
like the lobbies of a great building.lead
from the outer air into the inner cham
bers. Certain of these passages are full
of liquid, and their membrances are
stretched, like parchment curtains,
across the coiridors at different places,
and can be thrown into vibration or
made to tremble as the head of a drum
or tho surface of the tambourine does
when struck with a stick or tho fingers.
Between two of these parchment like
curtaius, a chain of very small bones ex
tends, which serves to tighten or relax
theso membrances, and to communicate
vibrations to them. In the innermost
plac3 of all, rows of fine thread, called
nerves, stretch, like the strings of a pi
ano, to the last point to which the trem
blings or thrillings reach, and pass in
ward to the brain. If these nerves are
destroyed, the power of hearing certain
ly departs, as the power to give out
sounds is lost by a piano or violin when
iti strings are broken.— Philadelphia
One huudred and thirty-six car loads
of live stock passed through Alexandria
on Saturday last for Baltimore.
Tho corn crop of Rockbridge and tho
neighborhood is turning out better than
was expected earlier in the seasou.
Norfolk is illuminated every night for
the centennial season with forty Brush
electric lights The city is handsomely
decorated, and makes a very impressive
night picture under the brilliant lights.
Arrangements have been completed
for the immediate oreotion at Danville
of a cotton factory with five thousand
In the Greene County Court last week
a man escaped the penalty of seduction
i and suspected abortion, by agreeing to
marry his victim. The court assented,
and the doleful wedding took place im
mediately in the clerk's office. The
wages of sin was—matrimony.
The Norfolk and Western has ar
ranged a contract for colsolidated
freight traffic for twenty-five years with
the Cole system, which owns the East
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia lines,
together with others in the West. This
system has now two ocean outlets, viz :
Norfolk, Va., and Brunswick, Ga.
The Amherst New Era notices that
the Board of Public Works has raised
the tax on railroads from $5,000 to 15,
--000 per mile, and says that this looks as
if the board meant business, and in
tended that the low rate of taxation
which those institutions have enjoyed
should cease, and that they, like other
property-holders, will have hereafter to
pay a fair amount of taxes on their in
Hon. John W. Daniel, the Democratic
candidate for governor of Virginia, waa
given a reception and banquet in Balti
A fie broke out at Staunton and par
tially con»umed throe stores. The en
tire damage is estimated at $15,000. J.
W. Alby is the heaviest loser, his loss
being aboutsl2,ooo ; covered by insur