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The Stephens City Star.
A Legend of Stephenstown.
For the Star.l
One holy Sabbath day
This nncicnt town lay dreamily and still,
Like n gray old ruin it looked, when fur
We viewed it from n towering hill.
Now this Stephenstown, where we lsy
Has a problem of her own;
And oft of a summer's eve there may lie
The staid old burghers arguing in prophetic
That "During these later days
Stephenstown hns lost her sturdy ways;"
They wreathe in florid praise
The better times in by-gone days.
On this delightful Sabbath day
About this ancient town that lies idly
From the sunny hillside down
To where the murmuring brooklet winds
I wandered Idly, nnd with no intent, save,
To the babbling brook to lislorniusein rev
erie o'er our village parlance,
Why, "During these later days,
Stephenstown has lost her sturdy ways."
1 hulking—to wards our old erratic church
/ I turned my weary feet,
To dream an hour'mongst its cool seques
Where often did our fathers meet for coun
sel 'gainst, their sordid trials.
Delightful solitude I there fell through the
dust-stained window glass the yellow
When lo! nietbought I saw upon the pul
pit (plaint a shriveled, wan
And dwarfish man.
With hollow voice, " Fair youth," he
" When, once ambition-fired, you fondly
To reap rich harvests. But the glebe's
We only reap what we with great la'.ior
But 1 wish to speak of this ancient town
That has lost her thrift nnd high renown.
'Tis earnest work that makes a town, I trow,
The thrift of men; 'tis the bellows' ronr;
'Tis the ringing forge, the furnace glow;
Uo fell the forest oak, unearth the moun
Make your village shops the threshing floor,
Like your fathers did in the good old days
For in thrift doth the secret lurk,
In steady, honest work."
Then slow dissolved this dwarfish man from
out my view,
But lefi his short-flown sermon in living
To those who did an answer to our village
I hastened to instruct—with new resolve
I sauntered from the church.
Chakles E. Painter.
Stephens City, July 7.1883.
— *-_- ___ 1
Tom Marshall's Pledge.
The following extract from a speech
wade by Tom Marshall at a meeting
of the Congressional Temperanoe So
ciety in Washington some years ago,
has the stamp of true genius, and will
be read with interest:
"Mr. President, the pledge which I
have taken renders me secure forever
from a fate inevitably following habits
like mine—a fate more terrible than
death. That pledge, though oontlned I
to myself alone, and with reference to I
its effects only upon me, my mind, my
heart, my body, I would not exchange
for all earth holds of brightest and of
best. No, no, sir ! Let tho banner
of this temperance cause go forward
or go baokward ; let the world be res
cued from its degrading and ruinous
bondage to alcohol or not—l for one, I
shall never, never repent what I have
done. I have often said this, and I
iejl it every moment of my existence, |
waking or sleeping, gir, I would not
exchange the physical senations—the
mere sense of animal being which be
longs to a man who totally refrains
trom all that can intoxicate his brain
or derange his nervous structure, the
elasticity with which he bounds from
his couch-in the morning, the sweet
repose it yields him at night, the feel
ing with whioh he drinks through his
clear eyes the beauty and the grand
e ir of surrounding nature—nay, sir, I
w hi Id not exchange my conscious be
ing as a strictly temperate man, the
ssnse of renovated youth, the glad
[.-lay with which my pulses now boat
h.althful music,the bounding vivacity
. with which tho life-blood courses its
exulting way through every fiber of
my frame, the communion high which
my healthful ear and eye now hold
with all thb gorgeous universe of God,
the splendors of the morning, the soft
ness of the evening sky, the bloom, the ,
beauty, the verdure of earth, the mil- I
sic of the air and the waters, with all
the grand associations of. eternal na
ture reopened to the fine avenues of
sense—no, sir, though poverty dogged
me, though scorn pointed its slow fin
ger at me as I passed, though want
and destitution, and every element of
earthly misery, save only crime, met
my waking eye from day to day, not
for the brightest and noblest wreath
that ever encircled a statesman's brow;
not if some angel commissioned by
heaven, or some demon, rather, sent
trom hell to test the resisting strength
of virtuous resolution, should tempt
me back with all the wealth and all
tbe honors which a world can bestow;
not for all that time and all that earth
oian give, would -I cast from mo this
precious pledge of a liberated mind,
thia talisman against temptation, and
plunge again into the dangers and
terror., which once beset my path. So
!.o!p me heaven, sir, I would spurn
beneath my very feet all the gifts the
universe could offer, and live and die,
M I am, poor, but sober I"
The wheat crop of California is es
tima'cd at 56,0C0,000 bushels.
T. S. _. G.
![___iTOWN, - VIRGINIA.
now well established as such for
OF ALL KINDS,
?ltl, Barn and Garden Implc
for Lumber of every variety ;
tilizers of all approved brands;
tster, Salt, Fish, Coal, Oils of
is; Castings, Iron, Steel, Nails,
■neral Hardware; for Heavy
ncy Groceries, and all
iling Coffees, Teas, Sugars, Syr-
Molasses, Vinegar, Spices, Can
nula, Canned Vegetables, Can
ish, Canned Meats, Dried Fruits,
, Apple and Peach Butters, Can-
Tobaccos, Cigars, Cheese, Tin-
Stoves, Buckets, Baskets, Brooms
Shoes, Grindstones, Large Iron
is. We have determined to en
r to attract the attention of the
yes and Daughters
1 widely spread customers by
r to our stock the very best and
?st and prettiest
Goods, Cottons, Yarns, Threads,
r and Vegetable Seeds, Hosiery,
.s. The justly celebrated
ir anything any color, with lit
uble nnd expense, eith silk,wool,
, feathers, carpet rags or chain.
In Boots and Shoes
we have the city made dress and the
home-made every-day article for both
ladies and gentlemen. A choice line
of Floor and Table Oil Cloths have
i received, and a consignment
Genuine Turf Oil, fairly re
ie. as useful in the family as
lensable among fine horses,
are not paying the
Wheat, Corn, Brun, Lard,
*gs, Poultry, and everything
farmer has to sell, it is be
lo not know it at the mo
are open for information,
aa and cheap Toilet Sets.
L T. JaiTßtt,
ice bis profession in Stephens
ttend to all calls in Frederick,
trite and Shenandoah counties.
1 Mrs, Kline's building', second
of post office, Stephens City.
J. F. Larrick, - - Proprietor.
The Larrick House rooms are large and J
eomfortnble, and well adapted to families or !
individuals who may wish to secure board.
The tables are always supplied with the |
best the market atlbids, and every attention ;
ways be secured at this house. Charges
tyi people are always on the look
I foul for chances to increase
Uthqlr earnings, and in time
| .become wealthy; those who j
IJ.In not improve their oppor
niin In poverty. We otl'er n big
make monjiy. We want many
n, boys and girls to work for us
ir own localities. Any one can
_ properly from the first stnrl.—
ss will pay more than ten times
nges. Expensive outtit furnish- j
o one who engages lails to make
illy. You can devote.sour whole
work, or only your spare mo
ill information and all that is!
; free. Address
msoN i& Co., Portland, Maine.
Middletown, - - - Virginia.
The Middletown young man oft an extra
shave will covet,
And to please himself aud girl patronizes
Where a hair out, shave or shampoo the
Professor does in style,
Aud tickles everybody when hesmoles thai
oiien smile. 48tf
■ %IBEP,LAND, md.
(or nn engagement at all times to
at any point in the Valley. He
ferences from a number or prom
inent men for whom be has done work in
the Valley, anil guarantees __tls_tictlon.4Bmß
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER
Stephens City, Va.
do all kinds of painting, graining,
paper hanging,-fee, In the very heal style,
and mi tin-most reasonable terms. I guar
untec satisfaction. Give mc a call, '
11. H. FAULKNER & SONS,
NEAR THE BRIDGE,
Respectfully announce to the people of
Stephens City alul vicinity that they have
Just received their Spring and Summer
lots ii Shoes,
comprising everything desirable from the
K .allies' Slipper, Flench Button liool
ii-al to tbe heaviest Plow Shoe and
t. They have in stock about 1,000
i's Heavy Boots
which they offer at prime cost. Give them
a call. They guarantee to save you at least
25 per cent, on heavy wear. Tiny have also
received a part, and are receiving weekly,
SPRING AND SUMMER
| DRY GOODS & NOTIONS!
consisting in part of
Cassimeres, Oot/onadcs, Jeans, <£c,,for
I Men's Wear, Suitings in Cashmeres,
Buntings, Lawns, Gersf.er Cloth,
Flannel, Ginghams, d-c., dc.
Sheeting, Shirting, Muslins of all kinds
Corsets, Hosiery, Jewelry, Gloves.
id Toilet Damasks; in fa.ttvery
to be found in a-irst-ei.t,-s stock."
not fail to see them when you visit
. H. FAULKNER & SONS,
Nos. 9 and 11 Main Street,4( ~i
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3 _d to M IS.
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i k 51"
lufactut'ci's of nnd Dealers in
ture of All Kinds.
Repair and remodel Furniture,
do all kinds of Wood Turning,
mild to order Bodies for
Carriages, Buggies, Spring ,
\\ ill contract for and do nil kinds of Oar-
Mater work. COFFINS and CASKETS
furnished at short notice. A tirsl-i:l_s_
hcni-se in attendance when desired, both iv
town and country. E. (.'. HIDINGS,
'H. E. Saum & Brother,
I wli viw w * T CH " Ji v L_t*_j__
And Jewelry of all Kinds.
- ___v j\.yv K.ll j vi ail !___•_._,
Will neatly repair work, nnd return
the .nine at our risk.
Satisfaction guaranteed in every par
WM. B. GROVE,
No. 1114 Main Street, opposite Post Oflice,
Keeps on band* full an,', complete, stock of
Confection wrf and Toys, French,
Gcrnvnt and American,
Ornnges, l,i 'nor., Bananas, Dates, Ilitisins,
Figs, Currai i-. Prunes, Assorted Nuts.
mid Cukes of every descrip
tion, ulv ays fresh aud nice.
Pickles, Sarin-.. Potted Meats, i.e. The
late.t nov Itii I in Toys nnd Fancy
Qoedi and Fancy Basketa,
My Ice Cr.am and Dininn Parlor
is leli'i.l and furnished nicely.
lam still p-. pared to serve Steak, Ham,
l ~ll'ee, Ac., __0,
_3_F"C-ii Bvjry men-hauls nre respectfully
invited to ci 1 :.nd examine my goods unit
iyKxtenftOg my thanks to the public
in genera) for i. i.l ...'. I pSlroVage nnd by
strict personal ntantlon 'o busini-m to merit
a I'oiitiiiii-nnv o| tin .ii'iu in the fiuttrc.
t3_f"l.iini mini- the place.
W. 15. GROVE.
No. 184 Mniiißt., opposite post office,
May 16,1883.. Winchester, Va.
For Terms a.; I l'n, as address,
FISH BROS. & CO.,
Or call en
5-o-ri. to PirßLiHuK.-l'ifaari. tit offlo.r„-portion
.. lb. plate. [oolllMilng thin mite.) and shniilil
there boan _j.ei,'. I'.-'u-fr. I ■ Ilk-leu tn your loi-aL
Ity, insert Ins oi- tlr .i-i.i_.tie, md. oblige
F. B. *• CO.
Jas, | Samsell,
Boot <& fehoe Maker,
STEPHENS CITY, VA.
Has removed to the building north of
the M. E. Clinch, on Main street,
where he will hi pleased to fill all or
ders entrusted o his care. Ladies',
Men's and Child-en's Fine Boots and
Shoes made to oiler in the most fash
ionable manner, tnd of the very best
leather, which le guarantees to give
satisfaction as to fit and durability.—
i Repairing done ieatly and at reasona
ble rates. A literal share of patron
age is solicited. 14m6
inn keep constantly on hand
ALSO, VELVET AND CLOTH COV
METALIC COFFINS AND CASKETS
Furnislicu on shortest notice.
Funerals attended promptly in this
and adjoining counties.
Stephens City, Va.
K.i.ivitmaiiil him-cutting. 93
Hair cutting and shainp. 85
tyLadlea wishing tkelr hair shampooed
in Hie best style will he waited on at their
resiliences if desired.
The undersigned lias rented the »hop for I
raerly occupied by ... T. Arganbright, and
will carry t>q the bltckamltuing business in
all its various brandies,
Horse Shoeing a Specialty. f
All work entrusted lo liiin will be done in £
the best manner aud on the most reasona- _,;
lile term.. All hsJSjjtii _» n trial.
11 \B. A. BUST. ,
.lAMKS V. SARGENT is manufcotur
ing at li'is residence, miles east of Ste- rJj
pheiis City, the well known Rustic Chair,
of tbe vii-y best bickory wood, and war
ranted to last a life-time. V. (). address—
Stephens City, Va. g?y
■REX. S. GILMORE, ' i
JOB PRINTER, I
STEPHENS City, : ; VlßOiaiA. .
27 Stops, 10 Sets Reeds, 890
Tlte Famous Beethoven Organ contains
'27 Btopt, lO Seta Meeds,
•hKPRICI ONLY $90**
Ontoi'Dow. X nilthy Bank Draft.PoiitOfnce Money
Order, or Ft-glatena I.o'ter. Boxed anil .hipped
without ailoinent'a Dol_y. Fart, ry running day
andDitrht. Orr-ani built en old plan. $:iO,sli>.i6o,B
tr)llsto,i_.t_i.r..o(7i.('i'ren. Addroßßor call upon
DAH-EL 1?. BEATIY, Washington, Hew Jersey.
_i_i_______£_____i___.v_ H r -.--jTyrii-h-iiiiirinri'- aar. *-,
1 --THE I
(LATEST AND BEST
SEWWfI MACHINE. I
'"1 -yen hv rur ____■ I
potit,)r«, to bo th. flues, am .:.',!(■,., Deot luwlo
.11 .'.lO lllUr_i. ~
J.L_cAsr Wood Work, ornamental with
Eiiomi- and ____,
AGENTS WANTED. ADDRESS
Warranted tho most perfect rcr. .-!■>. rt
Fertilizer Drill In i.l-rl.iir-G. _..- ti.l l.rr _ir.
ciilar, /_. IS, _H'A.ct..i-I.__l. Viii-I-, Pa.
Penn.ylvania Agricultural Works, Yoik, Pa.
Adi__.__TA. li. l'AHQU___Ai^*_.orl-,~1-.i.
STEAM ENGIXES, !)_____;__
A. B. FAHQUHAO, York Pa ff^j^U
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.<S_sv Address A. B. _*_U_3 _"____;, York, ra.
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-4 '/ tary Pcwer in
pif 4\ V the Wo,lu "
SEND for CATALOGUE of WIND
MILLS. Iron Pumps, etc. Address,
The Baker Mtg Co.,
EVAEm f tU.E., WBfl.,
PAYME'S WO Morso tpartt-ArrMtUtf
Purtablo Boglue hn« cat 1,0 oOoft, of I ii!ni«»"
Pino Hoard Iv 10 bourn, tmru.ug -iaba from Llit*
LttW lU feUfe'tlt lOut lviii^tii-J-
Our 10 /Torsfl We Guarantee to furnish power
to saw 8,000 (tot of Hemlock bohrln in 10 Souri,
Our 15 Borit will cut 10,000 /... in same time,
ROur En;(iut:3 are gcahantilEl)
to furuieh a Imrso -power ou
any other not fitted
■wilh an Awt;uiiit(ic Cut-Off.
If jrotc want a Strtionary or
culur Saw Mill. Shutting or
PulHo.., either owtor Uedd«rt'fl
Putt-ut Wrought Iron Pulley,
eon,l for our iih.str.iteil Cula-
ioguf", " V " for iuforimifi-'u and prices.
p. W. PAVNE As SOS 3, Coriiii.b'. N. V., Box 8*
Furniture al Setii Itclis.
Il\k «& ill
Manufacture all kinds of Furniture to order, consisting of Par'.orand Cham
ber Suits, Dining Room and Kitchen Furniture, Spring Bed Bottoms, Mat
tresses, in fact everything kept in a well-regulated furniture establishment.
Mirrors, (.hromos, Picture Frames always on band. We arc agents for Ire
LIGHT R UNNING DOMESTIC BE WING MACHINE. It standi,
at the head I It is the Simplest, Lightest, Running and most Durable Ma
chine made. Also agents for THE WHITE, one of the very best loachitiPM
in use. We keep a full line of Sewing Machine Attachments, such as O.i,
Needles, &c. All kinds of Sewing Machines repaired.
Remember the place, MAIN St., 3 doors south of Water, Winchester, Va.
fcax-j. - " -' mm M-B-__M_ >
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THEII7TT CO\TT A **• theoriftiiial aud only genuine Magnetic
VV 1 ___.OUiN IA curative applianoea.
A number of imitations nre mw offered. Don't be dccc'vol by them.
Our Appli mors aro worn over tho underwear and not next the skin.
AVILSONIA nlnn-i has mnilo tho wonderful cures which givo to Magneti.
Appliances their great reputation.
This system of euro, whioh for throe nnd a half yean, has been growing so popn
lar in this country and in Europe, has proven itself to be tho greatest discovery of
MEDICINE I« NOT REQUIRED.
Thousand., of men and women who had p-hr>.i«it.»i. all tho n-.ua! remedies without relief, havft
been cured by WILSuNIA after a few w<m k»' appUo*tlaa a Out .lltt.-_r_.ied PatupM. \\ lent free. Tt
should be rend by all who vuluogofd __.-_.l_h. li rxplataa tlio l . ■ t ;!, brteM Hal *.r.d
contains many testimonials mid. sworn t ■ tern »n.a from i rronji cur. 1 ot /*i .»•*/**.-*, _'r .*ri-/»,
Dynpepmla* €'*tt%lipal ion, ,tlalan<i Wtftsn.mtf****, t* nrmlytfi* E.oromotar .'lmrtm
•ttihma* JniNM Mobility* kSleepieunes** it *~<«m vt the M*iv*r ami Uttineff* l_tia4«l«*,
Drop**/ \ Chromic JHarrheea* Jwrnc.r* mi.l others Hint cannot bo mentioned here.
Appliances mado fi)r all parts of tho body, Bolt and Insoles sufficient in many cases.
l,uHy or fJenileman'a Rett And Insolrtt* $tl.OO* • !?•*.. 9f*»**%% */**, $o*oo*
WILSONIA MAGNETIC CLOTHING CO., 826 Broadway, cor. r»h St., New Yc-lc,
PENNS7LVANIA AND QUAKER CITY
Will Run More Easily. SURPASS ALL OTHERS
Cut Longer Crass, and
Cut More Smoothly, Aup the BEST
Less Liable to Obstruction, *
Require Loss Repairs,
fuloro Easi'y Adjusted, ???_flH__.
And tho Most Durable. _—__.
IN FACT. LEAD THE WORLD.
Every Mower warranted. ?k__^H__P*i___l^^^__*^^__BS__S____Jl
Send fob Ji.i.u.tiiatkd Catalogue.
LLOYD,SUPPLEE&W/.LTON,ft : " . :^W
PHILADELPHIA, PA. 'M^^^M^^J^^Mo^
mWARREN M org with \\\m
organ a tone. V
Address, CLOUCH & WARREN ORGAN CO., Detroit, Mich.
Hall's Vugktabli. Sicilian llaii.
Rhxf.wei. is a scientific combination f
of some of the most powerful restora i
tive agents in the vegetable kingdom.
It restores gray hair to Its origi I
color. It makes th. fenlp white and j
, 9)008 .' .■■•.;.•_, ilan.li'i.l u_.l buIDOj
end falling-out of ihe ban it ftirn,.
t!ie nutritive principle by which
li.iir is; noiiiisl.ed and supported. It i
makes the hair moist, soft and glossy,
nnd is unsurpassed as a hair dressing.
It is the most economical preparation
ever offered to the public, as its effects
remain a long time, making only an
occasional application necessary. It is
recommended and used by eminent
medical men, and officially endorsed by
the State Assayer of Massachusetts.
The popularity of Hall's Hair Kenewer
has increased with the test of many
years, both in this country nnd In
foreign lands, and it is now known and
used In all the civilized countries oi
For sale by all dealers.
__7/i.h_ In in..// Siitt/er in th* Market.
The above out represents tliu most popular
I style for tlie people whioh we offer yon for j
tlie very low prioool"s_ii. Remember, we do ■
j not nsk you to pay until you have seen tlie
machine, After hovinj examined it, it' it is
not all we represent, return it to us nt oar
I expense. Consult your Interests and order si
; once, or senil for eiie.uliu-s anil testimoniula. |
Address CHARLES A. WOOD & CO.. I
No. 17 K. Tenth St., Philadelphia, Pa.
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T. ia. MILLER (JO.,
liiti:. ;>. _(.-. ANI> ImI'OI.TEIW Of
Beecher, Will Co., Illinois.
Tins just retained from Baltimore with :
choice lot of Cloths, Cssslmeres, &c., am
in now fully prepared to make up
Spring and Summer Clothini
in the most fashionable style aud nt lowe.
prlces. Suits made to order, nnd liis gum
untied. Place of business opposite Steel
_k Cro's. store. 39m'.
_. n r?CT!NEV?;RY"P4RTi riI . j
|4A%&* iHbKK !_^Co^lgll' r '
. -'_taiL.B_. A__W__v_J .■_._,-•• I
-SEWING MACHIHE CO-
' CHICAGO, ILL.-
--i ORANGE, MASS.
iL Ann ATLANTA. M■• .
R. IT. Mawhinney, Gen. Agent,
I Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
iFunk & Ray, Agents, Winchester, Va.
If you want a _ o buc .
OR CARRIAGE, CALL FOR THE
, J. L. Clark & Son make, with
assurance that you will get
just what they represent.
Their Patent Side Bar
Spring is the easiest riding
side bar in the market. wlth
THE STYLE OF A BreWSTER,"
IT HAS THE EASE AND DURABIL
ITY of an Elliptic, All
styles and prices of buggies
and Carriages in stock at
If YOUR dealers do NOT HAVE
ANY IN STOCK, WRITE TO FAC
TORY FOR PRICES, TERMS AND
Strictly fine wokk only.
J. L Clark & Son,
OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
/jd -' Attend *_£ £>/?
Of Kentucky University, Lexington, Ky*
Tiur to complete the Full Oo_rM about 10 we> ks. To
tal Cost, inrliirlin.; Ttittinn nooks, Htallonery, Bimrd, etc.,
about $«5. Telefrajihy taught. Literary OetllH for one year
if desired, free i 400 sluilt-iiu from 21 Slates last yrar , 5,00.
• urt'i-isful graduate!.
Biudeats can begin at any time; no vacation. Fall i.iai.a
bef nil September 10th. Fur full particulars, addreai
W. R. SMITH, Lexington, Ky.