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E. I MAYERS'
P Soring and Summei
With the return of Spring it gives nu
pleasure to lay before my friends and pa
irons mv Spring and Summer Announce
ment, respectfully calling their attention H
the largely increased stock otfered for then
inspection I have added new lines of goods
not heretofore kept in this place, to which
special atttention is called below. TW
having been almost entirely exhausted, hat
been replenished throughout with fresh am!
-.casonable goods, embracing all Jlie latest
designs in Prints. Dress Goods, Lawns, Per
rales, Fancy Ginghams, Ac A full stocl
lof Brown and Bleached Muslins, Shirtin
Stripes, Tickings, Drillings, Cambrics, Ta
hie Linens, 5-4 and tO-4 Bleached & Brow
Sheetings, Collonadcs, Linen Prills, Jean
Satinets and Cassimeres, together with
o-eneral line of White Goods, Table* Floo
Oil Cloths, Plain and Check Mattings
Hemp Carpets, &c.
25,000 y£* Standard Prints at 4 cent
per yard. These goods are printe
oit standard cloth, and are warrantc
I full Madder colors.
100 pieces choicest designs at 6i cent
20 pieces Fancy and Mourning Lawn
at 6'@l2J cents per yard.
Nun's Veilings in black and fancy co
ors, all wool, only 25 cents per yard
All woo! Camel's Hair Checks in vari
ous shades, together with a large as
sortment of the lower grades oj Drcs.
we carry the largest Btock kept in this sec
tion. The attention of merchants is speci
ally invited to this department, as well ai
to our whole stock, which furnishes then:
facilities for replenishing equal to those of
fered by any establishment south of Balti
Prime new crop N. O. Sugars. Syrups ol
every grade, White Sugars of all kindß,
Teas, Spices, Ground Alum and Fine Salt
by the car load. Coffees green and roasted,
Rice, Cheese, Maccarom, Cauned Goods,
In order to fully meet the wants of the
trade I have added to my stock a more
general line of
in the way of
Builders and Manufacturers'
embracing Tire Iron,"Round, Ilalf-Round,
Oval, Half Oval and Strap Iron of the va
rious sizes and widths, Blister, Cast and '
Shear Steel, Axles, Springs. Tire and Car- j
' Wage Bolts all sizes. Shafts, Tongues, Rims, |
Hubs. Sarvin Wheels inset', Wagon Bows, ,
I Single anil Pouble Trees, flames, &c: also,
all the smaller items in Carriage and Wagon
Hardware, Anything needed iv this line
not found in stock will be promptly order
ed. The stock of Hardware as formerly j
kept bas been fully replenished and extcn
»ive additions made thereto in the wa> of j
Carpenters' Edge Tools, Prawing Knives,',
Chisels, Plane Bitts. Hatchets. Axes. Au-,
Brace Bitts all sizes. Pisston and other \
makes of Saws, Screwdrivers, Braces, Ham
mers, Saw and Plane Handles, &c. The
usual line of
Shelf Hardware \
will alee be found. In heavy goods we
i»ve 100 kegs Wheeling and Pennsylvania
JCails, all aiies; Gate Hinges, Shovels.Forku
(8, 3 and 4 pronged), Spades, Spading Forks,
Rakes, Trace and Halter Chains.Plow Sbov
•_, Bull Tongues, Open Links, Rings, &c.
Sash, Doors and Blinds
furnished at short notice. In Painters'
Supplies will lie found Oils, Varnishes,
Brushes of Standard quality, Colors, dry
and iv Oil, White Lead.-c
Special attention is called to the stock of
mnbracing (he heavier and finer grades of
• Boots and Shoes for Men's and Boys' wear.
A full line of Infants', Chillis', Misses' and ;
Ladies' Kid Slippers; also to the superior
assortment of Ladies' and Misses' Lace and
Button Boots. In Pebble, Morocco, French
Calf, Lasting and Kid.
American and French Calf Skins. Kips,
Upper, Oak and Hemlock Sole Leather-
Also, Topping and Lining Skins, together
with a general stock of Shoe Findings.
A FULL STOCK OF
SCHOOL BOOKS !
AND SCHOOL REQUISITES, * j
for public and private schools, at list prices.
will be found an assortment of Staple and
Kancy Articles, which iv general vnritU
and cheapness cannot tail to please. In
short, my aha has heanto lay before yon
such a stock of merchandise as will fully
meet your wants.
J" wish to buy all the
offered, and will pay cash for the san<e at
tair market rates. Country produce will ,
be taken in exchange for goods and full
Trusting you may honor me with your
patronage, and pledging my best efforts to
I am very truly yours,
The Stephens City Star.
BY BEN S. GILMORE.
8 A TURD AY, MA V 19, 1883.
TERMS, %\ 00—STRICTLY IN MVMCE.
Entered at the Post Office, Stephens City
Va.. iib second class matter.
(Election, Thursday, May 24th, 1883.
'For County Treasurer,
J. H. WOTHING.
C. B. HANCOCK.
For Commonwealth's Attorney,
E. P. PANDRIDGK.
For Commissioners of Hie Revenue,
Northern Pint.—O. H. BTOTTLEMYER
J Southern Dmt.-W. 0. COOPER.
I hereby nnnounc
myself ns a camlidal
for the ofltae of Magi
S' 3 for the Eighth Pi
~ and If elected wil
liatirc the duties o '
office to the best <
lo the \oters of Frederick County :
| I take this method of announcing mysel |
|ns a candidate tor election to the office o
Commissioner of Revenue in the Soothe n
I District of Frederick county, Va., at I
election to be held May 94,1888. £bOU
It Ik; your will to elect Die I promise to
serve you faithfully, honestly and soberly,
and It shall be my endeavor to.nive satisfac
tionto all persons under the law.
Very respectful Iv,
H. L. SURDITH.
The man with the straw hat is now
The bird concerts are delightful
these fine mornings.
Dried Peaches, Frunesand Currants
at Adams & McCarty's.
The lovers of strawberries are prom
ised an abundant crop.
Now that warm weather has set in,
marriages begin to abate.
Lime for white washing can be had
of Adams & McCarty.
What beautiful weather for men
able to live without work ?
Don't lay away your flannels yet,
the weather is treacherous.
Adams & McCarty are just in re
ceipt of a line of beautiful Summer
Prints, Cottons, &c. Call and see them
It is a mournful sight to see a young
I buy a ring for herself,
as a permanent value ; see adver
aent of Simmons' Liver Regulator.
Mandarin Yellow" is the fashion
color in millinery flowers,
on't become sun-burnt when you
buy a chip hat for five cents,
ensible suggestions; read adver
tisement and take SimmoDs' Liver
Our mechanics and laboring people
Xl kinds are now busy at work.
Ie stareway at the Methodist
h was again crowded on Sunday J
I Have you tried Eshman's "brag" j
j Cigar, two for sc, for sale by Adams
| & McCarty ?
A property is enhanced in value by |
fng the surroundings kept in good >
be fresh pastures have increased ;
flow of milk and colored the but- j
Potomac Herring, Mackerel, and
Eastern Shore Herring for sale by
1 Adams & McCarty.
Drinking hot water is now said to
be a cure for consumption and many
Every citizen should feel an interest
j in everything that is calculated to ben
i ♦■tit the town.
India and Victoria Lawns, White
1 Mull, C. B. Muslins and other white
goods very low at Adams & McCarty'p.
The fellow who sits down on the
road to success and waits for a free
ride is sure to get left.
Cigar makers, printers, coal miners,
iron workers and brickmasons in vari
ous sections are on a strike.
Ladies, do not forget that Adams &
McCarty have a beautiful line of Fan-
Icy Slippers; also, all sizes of Misses'
The new hall to be occupied by the
Good Templars of Stephens City is
rapidly approaching completion.
A fresh supply tif Mushroom, Cream,
Cornhill, Lemon, Soda, water and Gin
ger Crackers just received by Adams
G. F. Mavers has bought the Bry
son property adjoining the M. E.
church, the consideration being $450.
Jim Frazier gives the following ad
vice to fishermen : To be certain of a
bite when you go fishing, take it along
Timberlake, Stickley & Guyer say
they have prospects of selling a sec
ond car-load of harvesting machinery
, this season, and will be sure of doing
so if they can at once bring to a close
the many sales they are negotiating.
The farmers should appreciate the im
j portance of early orders to the dealer,
and come forward in time to enable
these gentlemen to' supply every man
who wants one with a McCormick
Twine Binder. The improvements on
this machine this year it is said have
astonished its friends and filled its
competitors with fear. An expert will
!be under the control of their Middle-
Elder John Pirkey will preach at
Macedonia Church at 11 o'clock ofl the
morning of the Fourth Lord's Day
(st.), and also in the evening.
F. S. Martin, of Winchester,
each in the M. E. church of
je on Friday evening next, tho
folks are commencing to look
to find comfortable quarters
summer. Stephens City offers
1 advantages to those desiring
advertisement in another col
umn of the "American Fruit Evapor
ator," for which B. F. Smith, Middle
town, is sole agent for Frederick, War
ren and Clarke counties.'
The sunken eye, the pallid complex
ion, the disfiguring eruptions on the
face, indicate that there is something
wrong going on within. Expel the
lurking l'oe to health. Ayer's Sarsap
arilla was devised for that purpose,
The Good Templars of Stephens
City now number about sixty, and re
port says that the boys and girls of
this lodge will hereafter buy all their
Btmeats of W. B. Grove in Win-'
ir friend Mr. J. H. Hoover is get
ting "restless" on the near approach
of summer, and is putting down a
"soft" plank floor for his piazza. May
his dreams be pleasant, and the "wick
ed flea (keep) away from him."
Many of the windows of our town
are decorated with handsome plants
evil bloom. What a cosy, home
appearanoe flowers give to a dwell
ing. Would it not pay to prepare a
prize for the lady making the finest j
The Ice Cream and Dining Perlor
of W. B. Grove in Winchester is the
resort of thousands who visit that
town during the summer months. He
also serves steak, ham, eggs, cotiee,
&c, &c, in the best style at short no
tice. Give him a oall.
Ayer's Hair Vigor restores the col
or and stimulates the growth of the
hair, prevents it from falling off, and
greatly increases its beauty. It has a
delicate and lasting perfume, its in
gredients are harmless, and for the toi
let it is unequaled.
This is the season when little girlß
jump rope all day long and live thro'
it, and these little girls were born of
mothers who can't walk half a block
! without being "tired to death." But
little girls don't wear corsets.
Of all the little, mean, det' stable
i..ortals allowed to oujouui ot. -a*_,
none are worse than the loafer who
sits down to tell you all the disrepu
j table stories he knows or imagines he
I knows about his acquaintance*-. j
Work Given Out. On receipt of
your address we will make an offer by
which you oan earn $3 to $7 evenings,
at your home. M_>n, Women, Boys or
Girls can do it. H. C. Wilkinson &
Co., 195 and 197 Fulton Street, New
flow is the time for young men—
, t-nd maidens, too —who have as
ition alter spring poetry, to take
a spade and go out in the garden
and dig up inspiration. If the result
is less poetry and more pole beans, so j
i much the better.
We need manufacturing enterprises,
! and we need them badly. Our gen
eral prosperity demands that manu
factories be established that will'em
ploy labor and make a .home market
or our produce. We can get them il
c use proper endeavors.
We request our farmer friends to
11 ami see specimen copies of the
merican Farmer, an interesting
onthly which we are clubbing with
tie Star. Remember, we give our
iaper and this valuable agricultural
ournal for $1.25. Dirt cheap I
Ist Citizen — "We have no public
2d Citizen — " Well, what are you
;oing to do about it?"
3d Citizen —" Why, send our chil
i ren to Middletown, of course."
ilh Citizen — " To the de'il wi' yer
edicatitm ; it only aggrawates and
s >iles our youngsters, and keeps a lot
o ' lazy teachers a doin' of nothin' I"
Probable result —no school house
turing the present century.
Tonic, alterative and cathartic; read
ie advertisement of Simmons' Liver
On Saturday morning last a number
jof our young people, consisting of
; Misses Nettie Mayers, Georgie Tyler
and Minnie McArtor, and Messrs. E.
A. Mayers and Wm. Eubank, repair
ed to Cedar Creek for the purpose of
fishing, boating, rusticating, and en
joying themselves in any innocent way
whatsoever. At Middletown they
were joined by Misses Susie Harris
and Jessie Rhodes and Mr. C. D. Har
ris. The day was beautiful, and they
report a splendid time. The boys say
that the repast spread before them
about twelve o'clock by dainty 1 title
fingers was "just sumptuous," and we
believe it, too, for a committee of ar
rangements composed of the above
named young ladies is fully competent
jto the task. This was the initiatory
picnic of the season. May there be
is to Blame ?
matter with the mail-
Jam.? There have been
' advertisements mailed j
from New York at four
i within the short space
and none of them have
.nd. "Why is this thus?"
*c will publish for Ti
m■ ley & Cuyer, Middle
lei tiv :tity-Beven men,
not living farther than
>m Stephens City, who
W. Anson Wood's Mow
n within the past two
ir that every one who is
3 the purchase of one of
led machines may have
unity to correct the many
at many private residen
in our various perambu
great care and taste have
ed in the cultivation o
many different varieties
in the yards and windows
H an' st> '• 'is. Some o
are beauty and fragrance
inbtless soon adorn th
trdens and other suifabl
md our dwellings, as th
ie s. The earth is hardh
h as yet to plant them out
be done in due time, whet
ye the full benefit of the
ummer rain and sunshine
hose who wish to increas
y can obtain almost an
wish by calling on P. S
'mess man should so con
in ess as o attract custom
re their confidence. Noth
>rc strength and perma
coiamunity than a feeling
3neral interests of active
lafe hands. In every com
•e are persons that are rec
reliable, selling what is
at prices reasonable and
ereby holding an influence
s all branches of industry.
», therefore, should so ap
;ir character and worth as
nto suoh channels all the
their disposal, for iv so do
elp all classes and condi
liety. Eveiv dollar circu
lome helps keep alive the
trade, and thus open up
ooen agencies that must
, of indvi-try Will
!Ler, or run no (tug J
only a few it wori.
ity becomes a manufactur
as many hope it will, the
t heartily unite in co-oper
and thus strengthen the
>r, the hope of capitalists
culator that seeks a fortune
oah Normal College.
i received this week a pros
le Shenandoah Normal Col
sstablished at Middletowr,
re glad to see that the peo
i place have at last seen suc
l their effort* to build up a
;heir 'niuM The Principal,
t. erißhel, comes hiehlv
ded, and we unders and that
aaaisV.l by an able corps of
from Illinois. The school
next September, under the
irahle auspices. According
inountement there will be
or six departments, and pu
be allowed to enter at any
select theii own studies.—
I and tuition are conipara
ap, and any scho'ar of moc'
ns can attend. In connec
this school there will be held
Institute, beginning August
ant! continuing two weeks,
t of this Institute will be to,
! i thorough and
It of the art of
Wi ho; i these efforts of
boring tow n a .11 be a grand
success. There is great need of such
a school in our community, and no
better selection oould be made for the
location than Middletown. The com
munity is sober and industrious, the j
locality healthful,and provisions cheap.
No liquor is sold within or near the
place, and no town in the Valley is
more suitable »r the mental and moral
culture of young popile.
Hog Cholera Remedy.
Col. J. R. 0. Lewis having success
fully treated hog cholera with the fol- j
lowing preparation, be has giveu us j
per__ ; >ti '-» make it known to our I
readers a teaspoonful of melted
lard and the same quantity of kero
sene oil, and give it to the animal. If
not perceptibly better in 48 hours,
repeat the dose; give, with the first
dose.'burnt corn, and ,koep this feed
before the sick animal. With the;
above treatment Col. Lewis effectually I
checked the ravages of hog cholera |
among his swine on oue or more occa
Wall Paper, latest designs, can be
! purchased at A dams _ McCarty'».
Key. A. A. P. Neel and family left
on Wednesday for their new home in
Upperville. They will long be re
membered by the many warm friends j
tbey leave behind them.
Messrs. G. M. Billick and Harvey
T. Billick, of Elizabeth, Pa., are on a
I our town, having been called
the death of their brother-in
John Crawford will in a few
ttiirn to her native State with
ithers, the Messrs. Billick. She
<c with her the sympathy and
ishes of her many friends and
itances residing here. !
Ashby W. Williams, having re
-1 from his recent illness, is now
; friends in this section. He is
Our citizens held a convention on
Friday night of last week to place in
nomination candidates for city officers.
! A. B. Ludwig was chosen chairman of
the meeting and C. D. Harris, Secre
tary. After Some appropriate remarks
by several individuals present, the fol
lowing gentlemen were nominated:
Mayor —Dr. Wm. Davison.
Council— T. A. oßden,0 R den, W. E. Ev
erly, O. R. Rhodes, S. R. Edmonson,
A. B. Ludwig, R. A. Brown. .
Sergeant— l.*M. Wilkinson.
We learn that the citizens desire
Dr. J. Hntchinjon to become a candi
' date for the Magistracy.
Wool! "wool II
We want all the wool wo can buy,
for which we will pay best market
I rate in cash. Bring us yotfr wool, and
take a good, look at the Improved Mc-
Cormick Binder, to see which is alone
worth a trip to our place.
TIMBERLAKE, STICKLEY & GuYEE.
Middletown, May 12-43w3
To meet their large and increasing
trade Steele & Brother are about com
mencing the enlargement of their es
tablishment. Col. Shryock will do
I the oarpenter work.
Nervous and fidgetty people should
' read the advertisement of Simmons'
The cherry, peach, pear and plum
trees are covered with blossoms.
That great American vegetable, the
onion, is now making its appearanoe.
I Confectionery and
WM. B. GROVE,
\ "No. 13* Ma\n street, opposite Poßt Office,
|;ps on hand a full and complete stock of
ifections, Fruits and Toys, French,
German and American,
nges. Lemons, Bananas, Pates, Raisins,
igs, Currants, Prunes, Assorted Nuts.
•Crackers and Cakes of every descrip
tion, always fresh and nice.
kles. Sardines, Potted Meats, &c. The
latest novelties In Toys and Fancy
Ooods and Fancy Baskets.
BY CARRIAGES ordered from cata
logue cheaper than they can be pur
eed elsewhere, satisfaction guaranteed.
y Ice Cream and Siniim Parlor j
is refitted and furnished nicely. |
tn still prepared to serve Steak, Ham,:
Coffee, &c, &c,
jy Country merchants are respectfully
dted to call and examine my goods an.l
ISPExtending my thanks to the public
general for tlieir past patronage and by
strict personal attention to business to merit
a continuance of the same in the future.
13?-Remember the place.
W. B. GROVE.
No. 184 Main St., opposite post office.
May 16, 1888. Winchester, Va.
The American Fruit Evaporator
for which the undesigned is sole agent for
Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties,
stands unrivalled as a machine for preparing
fruits and vegetables tor market and home
consumption. Prepared by this means they
always command the highest price and ren
der perfect satistaction wherever used. We
refer to merchants and others who have
sold and used fruits. <&c, prepared with this
machine. For further particulars address
me at Middletown, Frederick county, Va
44m6 B. F. SMITH
Has just returned from Baltimore with a
choice lot of Cloths, Cassimeres, &c, and
is now fully prepared to meke up
Spring and Summer Clothing i
in the most fashionable stylo and at lowest
prices. Suits made to order, and fits guar
anteed. Place of business opposite Steele
& Bros. store. 88m2
I Will practice his profession in Stephens
City, and attend to all calls in Frederick,
Warren,Clarkeand Sbenandoah counties.
Office—ln Mrs. Kline's building, second
door north of post office, Stephens City.
We have opened a FIRST-CLASS CHINA ' STORE the only one m * city where you can
r find a complete stock of
FINE CHINA, QUEENSWARE. GLASSWARE, WOODEN AND WILLOWWARE.
And House Furnishing Goods Generally. -,_•___
«- Decorated China, MajoUca and Tillenberg Wares and Noveltus m Gtes a Specialty. "•
J7iV_* LIBRARY AND HALL HANGING LAMPS.
Chandeliers and Lamp Goods Generally.
VS-Give us a Call. Satisfaction Guaranteed. No Trouble to Show Goods.
April 21,1883-40ui8 Main Street, opposite Court , _
[anufacturers of and Dealers in
Furniture of All Kinds.
Promptly Repair and remodel Furniture,
&c. We do all kinds of Wood Turning,
and will build to order Bodies for
Carriages, Buggies, Spring
Will contract for and do all kinds of Car
penter work. COFFINS and C ASKETS
furnished at short notice. A first-class
i hearse in attendance when desired, both in
hZnandcountry. \ & cI»LL.
H. E. Saum & Brother,
I MIDDLETOWN, VA„
And Jewelry of all Kinds.
E neatly repair work, and return
the same at our risk,
faction guaranteed in every par
I. H. FAULKNER & SONS,
NEAR THE BRIDGE,
Respectfully announce to the people of
Stephens City ahd vicinity that they have
just received their Spring and Summer
Boots at Sloes,
comprising everything desirable from the
Dainty Ladies' Slipper, French Button Boot
or Baimoral to the heaviest Plow Shoe and
Kip Boot. They have in stock about 1,000
Men's Heavy Boots
which they offer at prime cost. Give them
a call. Tney guarantee to save you at leaßt
25 per cent, on heavy wear. Tin y have also
received a part, and are receiving weekly,
their stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER *
\DRY GOODS & NOTIONS!
consisting in part of
I Caxsimeres, Oottonades, Jeans, die, for
I Ment Wear, Suitings in Cashmeres,
Buntings, Lawns, Gerster Cloth,
Flannel, Ginghams, die, die.
Sheeting, Shirting, Muslins of all kinds
Corsets, Hosiery, Jewelry, Gloves.
Table and Toilet Damasks; in fact every
thing to he found in a first-class stock.
I3t'\ )o not fail to see ttiem when you visit
I. H. FAULKNER & SONS,
Nob. 9 and 11 Main Street.4oiu3
Tho attention of Farmers is called to the
fact that I have rented the large and excel
lent Grazing Farm of Mrs Portia Lee
Baldwin, ou Buffalo Marsh, 2i miles from
Middletown, where I am prepared to re
oeive and pay the best attention to all stock
entrusted to my care.
Thumb—-Grown stock $1.30, calves 56c.
| per head, No charge for salt.
■11 wt FRANK WALKfcK.
Correspondence of the Star]
Oakland, Md., May 12, 1888.
Mr. Editor :—Since bidding adieu
to old "NewtoWn" my career has been
rather oheckered; but though sur
rounded by new faces and scenes, my
thoughts will often revert to the mem
ories that cluster around the spot in
which my boyhood days were spent.
And though its name is changed from
"Newtown" to "Stephens City," to me
it will ever*be the old Newtown of my
youthful days. I have access to the
Star through the kindness of my
friend Mr. Jim Leathers, who was for
merly a resident of your town, and
well known to many readers of your
lising paper. I take a deep mm
m the Star, and have often
plated writing an article for iU
s, but through neglect have al
liled to do so. I had the pleas
jeeing the first copy of the Star
I, and would have subscribed to
larly since its first issue, but
have led such a wandering life
1 to got the paper regularly.—
I locate permanently I will re
y subscription. So, Mr. Editor;
briefly describe some of the
I have visited since leaving Ste-
City. Pardon the digression,
ist here I desire to tender the
my warmest congratulations,
mite with his other lriends in
w shing him a happy and prosperous
voyage upon the matrimonial sea.
I will first give you a brief outline
of my trip, then describe some of the
towns through which I passed on my
way hither. After a tearful (?) fare
well to my old friends of Stephens
City, my first stopping place was Mar
tinhurg, where I resided a couple of
months. The last mentioned town is
the county seat of Berkeley, has a
mised population of 7,000, and is sit-
Kon the Winchester turnpike, about
y miles distant from Stepheni
and twenty-two from Winchester,
ai tinsburg is emphatically a railroad
town, and owes its chief importance
to being the terminus of the Cumber
land Valley Railroad and the oentre
of the Baltimore & Ohio. I have been
informed by a citizen of the town that
there are between five and six hund
red men and boys in the employ of
the Baltimore & Ohio Railrad at Mar
tinsburg. The machine shops alone
afford employment to three hundred
men and boys, Amoug the businesa
facilities of Martinsburg are: Three
large flouring mills, and a very capa
cious whiskey distillery which turns
out hundreds of barrels of rum daily.
An aged ci'izen of the town informed
me that Martinsburg came within one
vote of being the capital of West Vir
giuia. Wheeling procured the vote
necessary to give her a majority of
one, by bribery. At the southwestern
corner of the town there is a negro
settlement called Africa. The pro
ductions of Africa are negro children
and goats. The peculiar organization
of Africa is the " hook and ladder
company." The ladder is used to
climb the trees when the darkey hooks
the chickens. Martinsburg contains
many churches. The Catholi6s are
the most numerous scot —numbering
about fifteen hundred. The Northern
Methodists and Presbyterians are also
very strong. In the town there are
four publio sohool buildings, each be
ing graded and containing several
apartments. Every sohool has a male
principal, with male and female as
sistants. In another letter I will de
scribe other towns I have lately vis
• ited. Amicus.
For the Star.]
The reoent rains are bringing the
corn up nicely.
Business is in a flourishing condition
around the gap.
Dusters and sunshades are making
Our postmaster, Mr. Edwards, is yet
very much indisposed.
Fawcett & Brothers have removed
their saw-mill to the Opequon, above
Miss Sallie Afflick has been visiting ,
her sister living near>the Gap.
Misses Laura Funkhouser and Emma
Cunningham have returned from vis
iting their relatives in Hagerstown,
Wm. Richard and family, of White
! Post, paid his father a visit last week
Joseph Brumbach and family, of
i Woodstock, are visiting his mother.
Miss Nora Prefid has returned from
Mrs. Sarah Funkhouser has gone to
! Luray to visit her parents. .
The Sabbath School at St. Paul will
!be organized on Sunday morning.
Miss Ida Keller, of Meadow Mills,
; has been visiting Mrs. Wesley Funk
The man who never patronizes a
barber shop except when he want* his
j hair cut, generally attends to that duty
'on Saturday afternoon, and while the
; barber carves his long locks a dozen
weary customers sit around and think