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■ «W"caws ■ Diphtheria, __v.
1 r/AT_AftTA |»»Uon. Ulcerated
n| a_aai.__ni.-_sa. j Sore Throat, Small
all Contagious Diseases. Persons waiting on
__c Sick should use it freely. Scarlet Fever has
never been known to spread where the Fluid was
used. Yellow Fever has been cured with it after
Mack vomit had taken place. The worst
cases of Diphtheria yield to it.
Fevered and Sick Per- SMALL-FOX
sons refreshed and and
Bed Sores prevent- PITTING of Small
•J 1 . by .i.*-]'"* wilh Pox PKP.VK.NrP.iI
Darby- Fluid. . . -
Impure Air made A member of my fam
harmless and purified. W ,T as "f_ »»■
For Sore Throat it is a IPS "M- • V*" 1 ,he
surr cure Fluid; the patient was
Contagion destroyed. "?' was not
For Frosted Feet, P"'? 1 ' and wa . B"5
Chilblain*. PI lea, «>« >">use again in three
Chafing.. etc. Cf& an , d J,° "*«■»
Bheumatlsm cured. Hmd " =~. *• £*'"'
--•oft White Complex- "N»oa^hiladelphia_^
lons secured l>y its use.
Ship Fever prevented. I M
T cf««_t '."h.* %::\W; I MpMJwia I
it can't be surpassed. H •_■_____ _ J I
Catarrh relieved and H _rTSV.__t©CL I
Burnnrclievedin.tantly. Nt hm
«oar. prevented. „,, Di £b' Fluld „
E3H £!__* successfully inthe Ir_a7
Wound, healed rapidly. ment of Diphtheria.
._ rT 7,j , "r d r _ • . A. SroLL«Nwa_cK,
Aa Antidote for Animal Greensboro, Ala.
or Vegetable Poisons, '
Stings, etc. Tetter dried up.
I use- the Fluid during Cholera prevented,
•ur present affliction with Hti.nl. puritied and
Scarlet Fever with de- healed,
cided advantage. It is In cases of Death it
indispensable to the sick- should be used about
room. — Ws. F. Sand- the corpse—it will
ford. Eyrie, Ala. prevent any unpleas
The eminent Phy.
■ •5/srivlo. Ha-MMi m ' alcian, J.MAKION
■bcariet i ever! Sims, bl d„ New
I _■_ a I York . Ssmi "I am
I Cured. I ' £•»»■____ prof, i._. b V s
I I Prophylactic Fluid is a
■■■■■■■P___| va l uaD * e disinfectant."
Tnnderbllt University, Nashville, Term.
I testify to the most excellent qualities of Prof
Darbys Prophylactic Fluid. As a disinfectant and
detergent it is both theoretically and practically
superior to any preparation with which I am ac
quainted.-- N.T. Lurrois, Prof. Chemistry.
Darbys Fluid Is Recommended by
Hon Alhxaniisk H. Sr.rn.Ns. ol Georgia •
Rev. Chas.F. Dkems, D.D., Church of ihe
Strangers, N. V.;
Jos. LiContii, Columbia, Prof,University,S.C
Rev. A J. Battls, Prof, Mercer University;
Rev. Ono. F. Pibrch, Bishop M. E. Church
INDISPENSABLE TO KVEIIV HOME.
Perfectly harmless. Used internally or
externally for Man or Beast.
The Fluid has been thoroughly tested, and we
have abundant evidence tha| it has done everything
here claimed. Far fuller information get of voui
■ ruggi.t _ pamphlet or send lo th. p. _,_..,_..,
J. H. ZKII.IN ft CO.,
Manufacturing Chemists, PHILADELPHIA.
42 MAIN STREET,
(Formerly Major Conrad's Law Office.)
SPUING ANDSUMMEK OF 1883
BLANKNER lihr opened his confection
ery and solicits a share of the public pat
ronage. Everything fresh and new. These
goods arc novel and seasonable, and cannot
tail to please all fancies and suit all purses.
He manufactures and keeps constantly on
hand the freshest and choicest
TIOMEeiTrC gO_f_|ußjW«" _______________—11
CAKES, BREAD AND ROLLS
BAKED EVERY DAY.
FOREIGN CONFECTIONS ,
AND FRUITS I
of all kinds. Everything in season. He
would name in part, Oranges, Lemons, Rai
ning, Citron and Dried Currants. Prunes, *
Pigs and every variety of Nuts. French i
Candies of the most approved makers. Do
mestic Fruits always in season. 1
His Ice Cream Saloon ,
is now open, and the liest quality of Cream
furnishsd by the pint, quart or gallon.
attention paid to weeding and r
other parties, and all orders promptly filled.
In the future as in the past your patron
age is solicited. Call aud see me in my t
new quarters, No. 42 Main street, Winches- J
ter, Virginia. 49n,6
STEELE & BROTHER'S :
Come at once and secure some of the bar
gains offered by us.
i'Oilkz hall pint Tin Dippers, 4 cts. apiece,
40 cents per dozen.
'1 dozen tinned iron teaspoons, 5 cts set.
6 dozen framed pictures 1 cts apiece.
10 dozen boxes paper collars, 5 cts per box.
5000 good white envelopes 5 cts a pack.
5000 common envelopes 3 cts a pack. <
. reams note paper 5 cts per quire.
d reams good note paper 10 cts per quire. I
10 doz best box blueing 2 cts a box, 20 cts I'
100 boxes oatmeal soap, 3 cakes in box, 8
cents per box.
0 doz white corded shirt fronts 5 cts apiece, i
50 cents a dozen.
:! doz rat and mouse poison, 5 cts a box. 50
cts a dozen.
'50 doz common spool cotton 1 ct spool, 10
"i 0 doz 200 spool cotton 3 cts spool.
t doz half gal covered butter bowls 20 cts.
1 doz half gal pitchers 20 cts.
1 doz large spittoons 20 cts.
■f doz ladies' hemstitched handkerchiefs 3c.
■I doz linen towels, small size, 5c apiece.
15 doz ladles' while hose 5c pair, 50c doz.
5 doz ladies' fancy striped hose 10 cents a
pair $1 a dozen.
•_ doz men's and boys' pants from 50 cts to
$1.25 per pair.
Diamond Dy.B, all colors, 10 cts package.
Improved horse and cattle powders II and
25 cents a package.
A full line of pure Drugs and Medicines.
Paints, Oils and Dye Stuffs, Iron and Chh
cara Bitters. Liverwort Kidney Cure 00c i
a bottle. Call early nnd often.
45y STEELE & I.RO
MONEY SAVED IS
The American Fruit Evaporator
lor which the undersigned is sole agent for |
lYclerick, Clarke and Warren couiilii-,
-tunilo unrivalled as a machine for preparing ■
truils and vegetables lor market and home
consumption. Prepared by this menus they
always command the highest price anil ren
der perfect satisfaction wherever used \s'e
refer to merchants nnd others who have
-old and used fruits, ___~ prepared with this
machine. For farther particulars addwss
me at Middletown. Frederick county, Vs
«m 68, F. SMITH.
|.ephens City Star.
_ BEN 3. GILMORE.
DAY, JULY 14, 1883.
1.00, if paid in advance.
1.50, if not paid in advance.
the Post Office, Stephens City,
as second class matter.
'o Our Patrons.
ond volume of the Star
this number, and with it
further publication of the
tephens City. As announc
ast issue, the establishment
loved to Middletown, Fred
y, where we will commence
ition of a new journal to be
he Valley Echo," which
its appearance on the 28th
of the present month, it is with
feelings of regret that we sever the
Ir.nnn_mt.ion which has so long and
;ly existed between the good
if Stephens City and ourself,
ght bnt the hope of improv
business prospects could in
to make the change. Their
nt of us has ever been marked
itrictest courtesy and kindness,
leading business men have al
en ready to offer words of en
ment as well as to assist us in
erprise by the bestowal of a
and hearty support. In our
re we hope to take with us the
shes of our many friends, and
assure them that their num
acts of kindness to "ye poor
will remain a "green spot on
's waste" as long as life shall
/ith these few words we bid
tind and affectionate adieu.
Ben. S. Gilmore.
— 7. —*****
-cho" is better than no sound
hing will begin in this section
rood Templars are justly proud
of their pretty hall.
Call on George H. Carter when you
want (a) good threshing.
Don't forget the Lutheran Festival
which comes off next week.
Mr. Mayers is now furnishing em-
I.nt to twenty-four hands.
Edward Christman, of White
i running a threshing machine
ress on Education this (Friday)
j, at the M. E. Church. Let
>c a general attendance.
5 of the farmers in, this vicinity I
. "an average fifteen acres'of]
per day with self-binders.
;o-morrow, but to-day, read the
sement of Simmons Liver Reg
war on the trade dollar is going
ept up, and ought to be, until
the fraud is either redeemed or made
Vigorous prosecution for perjury, in
all cases of palpably false swearing,
would effect a reform that is much
Ri various parts of the country.
Ginghams, Lawns and Piques
y reduced prices, at Adams &
_m that we are to have plenty
music at the Lutheran Festi
!i commences on Monday night I
next, at the yard of Mrs. Fred. Kerns. |
Adams & McCarty have in stock a
large assortment of Shoes of all dcs- j
criptions. Ladies can find anything
desired in their line at very low prices.
interprising tinner, M. X.Dean,!
Tuesday to cover with tin
the extensive woolen factory
.erlake & Maslin, near Mid-
B. T. Argenbright has pur
a very fine organ. With bia
own mechanical abilities, the
nder is that he did not manu
Turnip Seed.—Landreth's new crop
Turnip Seed for sale by
i Steele <_. Bro.
deal of sickness prevails
t the country at this season,
among the children, caused
r by imprudence in eating
n W. Beatty has erected a
g and commodious barn on
Vlulberry street. He is also
•eparations to build a neat
ouse the coming Fall,
-esults—health and diges
,d the advertisement of Sim
mons Liver Regulator.
The match manufacturers expect to
keep the price of matches where it ie,
thus pocketing the money heretofore
paid fof taxes. It may be necessary '
to put this infant on the free list.
The membership of the Lutheran
Catechetical Class which was organ
ized a few weeks ago by Rev. L. L.
Smith, has exceeded in numbers the
most sanguine expectations of pastor
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Re
newer is a universal favorite for re
st u-ing gray hair to its original color, |
and making hair grow out thi_k.
A walnut tree recently sold in West!
Virginia for $600.
I dams & McCarty will again have
land Saturday night a supply of
NKINS' ICE CREAM." Call
lr always jovial and happy old
d and patron Mr. T. R. Harrison
)ur thanks for being the first gen
an to pay in advance a year's sub
tion to The Valley Echo. "May
hadow never grow less," and we
'is good old 'orse may hever 'aye
es upon hacres of hoats.
ekers after health can find it.—
advertisement of Simmons Liver
sarly every day makes additions
c already large force employed
c cigar factory of Mr. Mayers.—
it other men in our town who have
the necessary capital would exhibit
half the pluck and enterprise shown
by our friend Mayers, it would not
take many months to show to out. i
■that there is yet life and vitality
;ephens City. Now that the ball
een put in motion, let every one
give it a kick to keep it moving in the
I few more pairs of Ladies' and
ss' Fancy Slippers left, and will
Id at cost, by Adams & McCarty.
er's Pills possess the positive
es of some of the best known me
&l plants, prepared and combined
scientific skill—rejecting the
t and drastic portions, and retain
only the active principle —the
part which cures and does not harm.
"If a body meet a body" the first
thing talked about is the loss of the
driver, horses and self-binder in that
field of rye. The young ladies made
very "wry" faces on hearing of the
supposed loss of the "favorite grays,"
and great was the rejoicing when the
driver was discovered perched "away
lup in the top" of a stalk and the
horses safely "hitched" to the trunk
beloiv. Young men should be careful
to take a compass along when they
enter a field of grain in Frederick
county lest they find themselves en
compass-ed by the arms of a bevy oi
pretty girls sent in search t>f them—a
fate more to be dreaded than death, il
the girls are Stephens City girls. We
know whereof we speak, and —(won't
we hear from this ?) The hug of a
bear would be nothing in comparison.
No wonder it was his Will to mount
Work Qiven Out. On receipt of
your address we will make an ofler by
which you can earn $3 to $7 evenings,
at your home. M.n, Women, Boys or
I Girls can do it. H. C. Wilkinson &
Co., 195 and 197 Fulton Street,, New
C..:?:':r.j _4i____ii_ high tariff H6i_ti
ments of Pennsylvania has, thus far,
been a losing business for the Demo-
We now have on hand two car loads
of King Phosphate and Baugh's Dis-<
solved Bone. All who have engaged
fertilizers at the reduced prices, aud
those who still wish to save $1.15 per
ton, will please come for it at once or
during the next ten days from this
date. Steele & Bro.
The eradication of Mahoneism is
the great duty to which Virginia Dem
ocrats are pledged. The Old Domin
ion cannot hold up her head proudly
among her- sister States until the boss
Weaver's Sewing Rockers and Splint
Bottom Chairs for sale by Adams &
McCarty. Also, Bedsteads and other
Furniture. Call and get prices.
Like Martha, Ihe Republicans are
troubled about many things, and one
of them is the election in 1884. They
already feel defeat in their bones, and
it will come as surely as the Demo
crats are wise in their nominations and
conduct, and the sins of the Republi
can party during twenty years of mis
used power are remembered.
Should a private individual cause
to be issued or put in circulation a
trade dollar or any other bogus coin,
he would speedily find himself in the
penitentiary—and vary properly so.
It would seem that the general Gov
ernment alone may issue with impu
nity an irredeemable and fraudulent
currency, and the public is helpless in
the face of what ris_s to the magni
tude of a criminal outrage.
Glass Fruit Jars —Quarts $1.00 per
dozen, half-gallons $1.40 perdozeu, at
Steele & Bros.
The People's Defence, the leading
paper of the negro race in the South,
comes out boldly as an advocate for
the independence of the colored peo
ple in their use of the ballot. It sees
no more reason for the proscription of
a black man for voting the Republican
ticket, and goes further still, and sug
gests that beneficial results would fol
low a division of sentiment in politics
among the colored voters.
__— —_ . ,—.—
Wanted. —A practical Book-Agent
to assume the management of the sub
scription department in a publishing
house. Address, stating experience,
P. 0. Box 2241, Philadelphia, Pa.46_u3
No catch-penny ; read the adver
tisement ot Simmons Liver Regulator
Glass Fruit Jars for sale at Adams
Iristnan was in town the
ver spent Sunday with
1 Wi.on left on Monday
ime at Capon Springs,
-chei' and J. B. Guard
-h v.( looking well and
aturday from their trip
nes, Md., looking well
.er a two weeks' sojourn
.hryock, a former resi
ng at the residence of
Shryock and wife are
ives and friends in our
Fowler, of Georgetown,
parents, Mr. and Mrs.
r, in this place.
H. Wilson, of Middle
-1 visiting friends in our
; pasttwo weeks.
Lemley leaves to-day
er old Lome near Mount
ar.d L. A. Adams
erd_tow.. on Wednesday
Sunday School Conven
Wird, of Baltimore, is
>r. I M. Miller,
ms, of the sunny South,
nils in this place.
, and Will Lemley have
a i*is;it to Bush Hill,
i Williams returned on
a vfeit to Winchester.
Peeiy left on Thursday
m comity, where he is
ly engaged in milling,
rov., who has been on a
Pest, returned home on
Fenkins and her brother
ur ibwn a visit on Thurs-
Pangl. is absent visit-
r hy Vs It ?
is t) ere at this time of
.odied men to be tiarnp
the country and going
hoise asking for some
hen there is plenty of
.tat they can procure?
Is are scarce, and we ad
id ethers to give these
d shoulder. There are
_, we dare say tramps,
go to work as long as
ire something to eat,
, during the day, seek
lace, and during the
heir hands upon what
teal. They make them- j
Jfjl'in£ harvest, but as
ot er they swarm the
rd men say, "we have
ie. and found failures."
tie truth. When the
ty was in power before
ver heard of dangerous
nines, on railroads and
Who ever heard oi
in the land ? Who
monopoly dictating to
ng the entire country
sy? And why ? Be
iy t>f the party was to
; equilibrium between
JB_S|H» *'"' lB promote
md security of both—
act the institutions of
th. fathers of the re
hem. But the desire
imt an overmastering
:iars, without honor or
ht by any and every
r disreputable, to at
3ii_ceeded,i and in the
policies pursued alike
ocrats and Whigs, the
if political evils was
.m that day to this
othing but going from
l from bad to worse.—
r interesting proceei-
Conference of the Sun
the C'pequon District,
which was held at the Cliff Church on
Sunday last, was the adoption of the
following excellent renolutions:
Resolved, That it ij with much sat
isfaction that from the May issue of its
Journal this Conference learns of the
plans of the Mount Jackson Sunday
School Assembly, and that, thanking
God for the couragt of its projectors,
we engage to pray for a blessing on its
Resolved, That we regard the times
as auspicious that associate with Fish
er's Hill the name of the Great Re
former, and in the name of our Sun
day Schools we will not cease to cher
ish the memory of Martin Luther.
Resolved, That we regard with wake
ful interest the invitations given some
of these schools to grace with their
presence the re-unioiuof old comrades!
in the army, '#_*J"_q?« their attend-.
ance may prove of mutual advantage.
Resolved, That the influence ot the
circus is utterly at variance with the
ends we seek, and we hereby in ad
vance express our regret should any ]
ot our teachers or scholars become |
parties to the patronage they seek.
_ a _■-_— —
The Teachers' Institute
Will begin in Middletown, August 13, |
and continue two weeks. Terms rea-1
sonable. For inloriiiation address
G. W. Hoenshei., Principal,
50tt Middletown, Va. !
The Work Before Us.
The Democratic colum that moved
so grandly upon the enemy on the [
24th of May, will, notwithstanding I
their splendid triumph, need the di- J
rection of bold and intrepid leaders ■
in the fall campaign ; leaders who are !
quick to see, and incapable of using
every opportunity afforded to the ad
vantage of good government. The
duty of selecting such leaders will de
volve upon the State Convention that
will assemble in the city of Lynch
burg on the 25th of the present month;
and inasmuch as the list of delegates
already given to Ihe public, furnish
the names of many of the ablest Dem
ocrats of the State, we are confident
that the work of that body, when in
council, will meet the expectations of
the people. But, notwithstanding our
faith in the wisdom that will doubtless
concentrate at the time and place ap
■ for the convention, too much
not be taken for granted.—
lelegate therefore should make
nt to report promptly and take
in the important work of re
organization. Nor should they let
their enthusiasm die out after the
work of the convention shall have
been completed, for there is important
word to be donft in their respective
counties which, if neglected, will lead
to defeat, when nothing but victory
will save Virginia from the greed of
the spoiler. Then let us go to Lynch
burg with a will to succeed, and re
turn to our constituents full of hope
■nfidence in the success of our
So remarks the Norfolk Even
ws, and we endorse its view...—
But that is not all we would have the
convention to do; we call upon it to
appoint new committees—to give the
young and progressive Democracy a
voice in the management of the party
I —and to adopt a platform of princi
j plee, and not a lot of stereotyped plat
. itudes. Unless the convention does I
this it will have proved a failure, and
out not to have been called.— Orange]
Under the above caption the New
York Sun epitomizes some political
I history and states a few very obvious
conclusions : "There seems to be much
greater activity in discussing the va
rious Presidential candidates who m: y
represent the Democratic party in
1884 than is given to the considera
_ion of the next candidate on the side
of the Republicans. This is doubtless
due to the general impression that the
Democaat. stand the better chance for
success. At the close of Arthur's
term the Republican's will have been
in power twenty-four years, a period
as long as that which intervened be
tween the defeat of the first Adams
by Jefferson, and the election of John
Quincy Adams by the House of Rep
resentatives. They now hold all the
Federal offices, and control the annual
expenditure of millions of public mo
ney. They will struggle desperately
to retain the administration of the
government in their hands. Till the
close of the conflict over slavery the
Republicans conquered by the strength
of their principles. They have since
owed their success to false pretences
and to corruption. They ought to
have been beaten in 1872. They were 1
beaten in 1876, but by fraud and au
dacity they wrested the victory out ol
the hands of the Democrats. The
Republicans have loot the confidence
of the country. If the Democrats so
conduct themselves for the next twelve
months, and especially through the
coming session of Congress, as to win
this confidence, they will elect the
President in 1884 by an overwhelming
o ■ • ""—
■statistics recently collected at the
Eastern Pennsylvania Penitentiary
show that of 780 young meu received
there under 21 years of age, 755 had
no trades. There was plenty of edu
cation among tliein, as 572 were grad
uates of schools. From these figure,,
the Chicago Tribune draws the fol
lowing conclusions : "Such startling
figures as these are an unanswerable
argument in favor of manual training
schools. They show that our public
Lchools are turning out boys who are
not prepared for any occupation or
any form of useful manual labor, and
that mere book education is noprotec
tion to society against crime. These j
boys, unfitted for any knd of manual!
labor, naturally drift into the easi.st
occupations they can find, and there (
is nothing easier than drifting into no ;
occupation, and thence into crime."
Tournament. —There will be a
tournament held at Mt. Thomas, three |
miles southeast of Middletown, on Sat- j
urday, July 14. Riding to commence >
at 10 A. M., after which ther3 will be j
dancing. The public are cordially in
vited to attend.
/,?) * ■ Attend thejn tffl
Of Kentucky University, Lexington, Ky.
Tr__ lo r-onrrilr-lr. the Full Colin, sboul 10 weeka. To
lal Coil, inclu-ins Tuition Hooka, Stationery, Board, etc.,
about |86. 1 ele.r__,._■>- 1.-ru/ln I itr r.rr» (lourae for one year
If delir-., free • 400 atudenta from _1 -tatt-a laet year, 6,000
eucoeeaful gradual, i.
BIU-.nta can begin at any time; no vacation. Pall aeiaroa
begins _cpl«_j-cr 101 Ja. For full frartleulare, ad-real
W. R. SMITH, Lexington, Ky.
No one who is familiar with the ca
igood taste, need be told that
[ress or a profusion of jewelry
! sign of vulgarity and want of
,' in the wearer. Especially is
v thfi case of young girls whose
lould be essentially different
it of married ladies. It should
c, both in material and fash
uch jewelry is out of place on
narried lady und/er thirty—
!eed, the less jewelry worn by
f, except at an evening enter
t, the better. It takes gener
f culture, perhaps, for women
the charm of simplicity. The
who are used to the queen's
: room are not those who wear
cry on ordinary occasions.—
tist always be a matter of ___•
taste and suitability; but the
mplete novice in society can
nform herself as to when full
required, and when she should
iad beginning business without
It is hard marketing with
.ckets. We want a nest egg,
will lay where there are eggs
It is true you must bake
c flour you have, but if the
impty, it might be quite as
to set up for a baker. Mak
.B without clay is easy enough
d with making money when
r e none to start with. You,
nan, stay with the boss as a
nan a little while, till you
ved a few dollars; fly when
ngs have got feathers, but if
it too soon you will be like
lg rook that broke its neck by
o fly before it was fledged.—
linnow wants to be a whale,
s prudent to be a little fish
iv have but little water; when
id becomes the sea then swell
as you like. Trading with
ital is like building a house
bricks, making fire without
urning Handles without wicks
ds men into tricks and lands
Evils of Gossip
ie evil wrought by gossip le
1? We think not. A wise
■an scarcely say too little in
if the conversation trenches I
ast on scandal. Many a so
le minded woman has been
to withdraw herself from a
hood intimacy which would
n pleasant otherwise because
hor remarks are returned by eomc idle
tale-bearer, so perverted as to make
her noubt the existence of a genuine
friendship, and accept loneliness for
the safety it brought. You say we
must talk "about something." Yes,
and through that very fact we see a
remedy for the evil, to so thoroughly
interest ourselves in other and better
things that we find no space to spare
for our neighbor's affairs. Let us talk
of our work, our homes, our books,
j our house plants, our plans for the fu
ture. Let us teach our eyes to find
beauty everywhere, while we blind
them by constant watchfulness to all
blemishes. Never, under any circum
stances, cast the first stone. Then if
any erring neighbor goes down, you
cannot blame yourself for resisting in
Elder John Pirkey will preach at
Macedonia Church on the sth Lord's
Day of this month, at 101 o'clock, A.
M.; also in the afternoon.
The August number of Demorest's
Monthly Magazine repays perusal, the
articles being well written and of an
interesting nature*. "Agathe De Val
suze is the commencement of an admi-1
rable story. "Out of the World" con
cludes pleasantly, and the shorter sto
ries are all excellent. Among especi- I
ally entertaining articles may be men-1
I tioned " The Seven Borax Villages of
j Italy," "The Lemounier Schools in
Paris for the Professional Education I
of Women," " The Costumes of Some
of Rosetti's Dream Women," and an
illstrated article on "The St. Gothard
and Mont Cenis Railway." Jennie
June continues her interesting articles
"How We Live in New York." We
know of no publication better suited
to the household than this.
The Star has "played out" in Ste
phens City, but Steele & Bros. Star
Chemicals and King Phosphate are
just playing in.
A large 8-story Brick House. 10 ..nuns, 1 1
8 tire-places, 18 windows, 2 porches; also a! I
two story store bouse with 12 rooms, with
Inside connection with the brick, large show '
windows anil large convenient warerooms;'
nn htilf-acre corner lot, with splendid well
of water, with brick ice house, meat house i '
and dairy, stahles. granary, &c; a number <
one garden and plenty of fruit. Buildings t
are in good order; best and strongest htnlt i
brick house in the county. This is a tine
opening fur a slimmer boarding house, ho- '
til, store, lively stables, ifcc. I would mil i
this altogether or would divide It and sell i
either half, Will sell low for cash, or will i
trade for a good small farm with good ha- ,
|-rov.in.iit'_. For particulars, ifcc, address
T. W. MeAI.TOK,
s"tf Stephens City, Va. ]
Few men die of old age. Almost
j all die of disappointment, passion,
mental or bodily toil, or accident.—
f The common expression, "choked with
i passion," has little exaggeration in it,
! for even though not suddenly fatal,
I strong passions shorten life. Strong
bodied men often die young ; weak
. men often live longer than the strong,
, for the strong use their strength, and
. the weak have none to use. The lat
ter take care of themselves and the
former do hot. As it is with the body
. so it is with the mind and tamper.—
The strong are apt to break, or like a
I candle, to run ; the wiok to run out.
I The inferior animals that live temper
ate lives have generally their prescri
bed number of years. The horse lives
25; the ox 15 or 20; the dog 10 or
, 12; the rabbit 8; the guinea pig 6or
7 years. These numbers all bear a
similar proportion to the time the an
mal takes to grow its full size. But
man, of all the animals, is' one that
seldom lives this average. He ought
to live 100 years, according to physi
cal law, for five times 20 is 100, but
instead of that he scarcely reaches on
an average four times his growing pe
riod , the cat six times, and the rabbit
1 even eight times the standard of mea
! surement. The reason is obvious;
' man is not only the most irregular
and intemperate, but the most labori
ous and hard worked of all animals.
i ' —
A Real Necessity.
We presume there is hardly a lady
to be found in our broad land who, if
, she does not already possess a sewing
i machine, expects some day to become
i the owner of one. But after the mind
has been fully made up to purchase
one of these indispensable articles, the
question arises as to what kind of a
machine to buy.
It should be should be so simply
constructed that the most inexperi
enced can successfully operate it. The
other pointe mainly to be considered,
and which are the most desirable, are
durability, rapidity, capacity for work
ease of operation, regularity of mo
tion, uniformity of tension, and si
lence when in operation
"The Light Running New Home"
fills the above requirements, and is
said to combine tbe good points of all
sewing machines, with the addition of
many new improvements and labor
The price is no higher than that of
other machines, and every lady who
is the happy possessor of one may
rest assured she has indeed a treasure.
All who send for the company's new
illustrated catalogue and enclose their
advertisement (printed on another
page), will receive a set of fancy ad
vertising novelties of value to those
collecting cards, &c. Their address
is, New Home Sewing Machine Co.,
30 Union Square, New York.
Important to Farmers !
The undersigned having repaired
and made valuable improvements to
his Threshing machine is now better
prepared than ever to do good and
fast work at the following remarkably
low rates: Two cents and a-half per
bushel. All work done under my per
sonal supervision. Thankful for past
favors, I solicit a continuance during
the present season.
Geo. H. Carter.
Stephens City, July 14, 1383.
Redaction in Prices!
Stephens Oitv, July 8, 1883.
I have this day reduced the prices
of the following goods to cost:
Pacific and Manchester 4-4 Lawns
from 12J to 10.
Lotus and Methuen 3-4 Lawns, from
8 to 5.
A splendid line of Worsted Dress
Goods marked down to New York
cost. These goods are all of recent
purchase, and are very desirable in
Gents' Cassiraeres, new styles, sold
a sacrifice, to close stock, my pur
pose being to carry nothing over
from one season to another, if low
prices will effect sales.
I am daily in receipt of fresh goods
suited to the season, and shall-be
pleased to serve you.
Do not suppose for one moment thai
the cigar factory will cause me 'to re- ■
lax ray efforts to supply you as here
tofore with goods at lowest prices.—
This new department of my business
is under competent management and
Dealers in Cigars are invited to call
and examine samples. We are put
ting up none but first-class work.
Respectfully, G. F. Mayers.
The ladies of the Evangelical Lu
fieran Church of this place propose
holding a festival to raise funds suffi
_ient to repair and improve their
.hurch. The festival will commencu
.n Monday, the 16th instant, and con
tinue for several nights. The public
ire cordially invited to attend.
The readers of the Star are re
quested to call and examine specimen
Ufpy of the Continental Magazine,
i new candidate for public favor, pub
lshed by A. C. Meyer & Co., Balti
nore. It is an excellent publication,
nado up of choice literature, poetry]
Romance, and the useful arts. No
amily should be without it. We will
urnish the Magazine and Star to all
iibscnbers, old and new, for $ 1.30.
--vow is your opportunity.