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It acts with extraordinary power anil efficacy on
the Liver—the largest nrjrun of the body, called,
irom its importance, the houskkkei kr of otm
hkalth. Wh*-n the Liver is torpid, the bowels are
slupKish and constipated ; the food \U-b in the
stomach indigested ami poisoning the t._ood. Fie-
uitent headaches, a teenug of lassitude, desnou
v uency, and nervouwne*--*, indicate how the whole
deranpM. To prevent a more serious con-
dition, at once
The test of time and tbe experience o' thousand*
havo iroven it the host, laf si and spncdleHt icmcdy
ft rail diseases ol tho Liver, Stomach aud Silicon.
Aa a remedy in*
Byspepaln, Mental Depression, Sick Head
nclic, Jaundice, Colic, Constipation
IT" KAS OSI O 3ffi<siXT_Vl_.
Wp conld Ml a good Bized volume with such like 1
distinguished testimonials as tue following :
"Lhave used Simmons Liver Regulator for consti
pation ol my bowels, caused by a teniporarv de
rangement of the liver, for tue last three or' four
)oars, and always when used according to the di
rections with decided benefit.
Hjiiam Waiikeb, late chief Justice of G»."
~"J°«*ssionally use, when my condition rtotlires
It, Dr. Simmons Liver Regulator, with good effect,
"Hon. Auxakdeb H. Stevens."
The Baltimore Episcopal Methodist
says i "Simmons Liver Regulator is acknowledged
to baveno equal as a liver medicine, contain: those
S.nithern roots and herbs wbich an all wise Provi
dence has placed iv countries where liver diseases
Buy only tbeGenumo in White Wrapper, with rod
__prerjired only by_J. H.
GKOVE & BROTHER,
CONTRACTORS FOR PINE HOUSE FAINTING,
Main Street, Stephens City, Va.
The above firm are now prepared to do all
kinds of house, sign, fresco, scroll and orna,
mental painting; alßo, kalsomining and glazing.
Purchasing, as they do, pure paints and oils
at lowest wholesale prices, they aro enabled to
, do durable work at the lowest possible rate,s. ly
.1- W. YEAKLE,
, Would respectfully inform the citizens of New
town and vicinity that since the death of his
son he has re-oponed his
Having had forty years experience in the
various branches of his business, he feels justi
fied in saying that he is prepared to do all
kinds of cutting and making in tho most fash
ionable munner. Mr. Yeakle would be pleased
• to soe his old friends and patrons in his shop
in rear of tho post oflico. ly
r>R7~S. M. STICKLEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Offers his professional services to tho citizens
of Stephens City, Va. When not professionally
absent will bo found at his office three doors
north of Mayers' building, prepared to attend
all calls either at day or night.
Special attention given to tho diseases of
women, and all skin diseases. 9-3 m
DR, J. W76WEN,
Will promptly attend to professional calls in
town or country. Has been in practice over
WOflieo at residence, near the Lutheran
• church, on Mulberry street. ly
I3R. THOS. J. MILLER."
Appreciates very highly, and returns thanks
. to the citizens of Stephens City and surround
ing country, for their confidence and patronage
during tbo six years he has practiced
medicine in their midst, and solicits a con
tinuance of the tame. In the future, as in
tho past, he will devote his whole time to his
profession, and can always be found at his resi
dence on Main street, unless absent profes
JKa~Bpocial attention given to the diseasos
of women and children. ly
ALLAN B. MACRUDErT~
And United States Commissioner,
Practices in all the Courts in Winchester, Berry
villo and Woodstock, and in the Court of Ap
peals at Richmond and Staunton, and in tho
United States Courts at Harrisonburg.
Special attention paid to the security and
collection of debts.
Oflico at his residence on Main Btroet. Im3
SIBERT & DENNY,
to 0. B. Meredith,
Watches & Jewelry,
RErAIIUNG NEATLY DONE.
* American, Elgin and Springfield Watches,
always on hand. Solo agents for
No. 96 Loudoun St., Winchester, Va.
WM.H. BROWN & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE
25 S. Sharp St. Baltimore.
CAMPBELL & BEATTY
would respectfully inform the citizens
of Frederick county that they are now
prepared to furnish estimates and build
Houses, Barns, Etc.
They aro also prepared to attend
funerals at short notice.
Coffins or Caskets
Frnished at reasonabla rates.
HERE SHALL THE PBESS THE PEOPLE'S BIGHTS MAINTAIN, UNA WED BY INFLUENCE AND UNBRIBED BY GAIN.
STEPHENS CITY, FREDERICK CO., VA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1881.
The Two Gates.
A pilgrim once (so runs an ancient tale),
Old, worn, and spent, crept down a shadowed
On either hand rose mountain! bleak and
Chill was the gUHty air, and dark the sky ;
The palli was rugged, aud his feotwero bare ;
His faded cheek was seamed by pain and
His heavy eyes upon the ground wero cast,
And every step seemed feebler than tho last.
The valley ended where a naked rock
Roso sheer from earth to heaven, as if to
The pilgrim who had crept that toilsome way :
But whilo bis dim aud weary eyes essay
To find an outlet, in the mountain side
A ponderous sculptured brazen door he spied*
And tottering toward it with fast-failing
Abovo tho portal read, "The Gate of Death."
He could not stay his feet, that led thereto-;
It yielded to his touch, and passing through,
He came into a world all bright and fair ;
Bluo wero the heavens, and balmy was the
And, lo ! tho blood of youth was in his veins,
And he was clad in robes that held no Mains
Of his long pilgrimage. Amazed, he turned :
Behold 1 a golden door behind him burned
In that fair sunlight, and bis wondering eyes,
Now lusterrul and clear as those new skies,
Free from the mists of ago, of caro, and strife'
Above the portal read, "The Gate of Life."
A REMINISCENCE OF LONG BRANCH.
Long Branch was crowded with vis
itors, and the fashionable hotels were
reaping thoir annual harvest. One after
noon the guests of a certain hotel were
congregated on the piazza enjoying the
c6ol breeze, and some of the ladies were
discussing with great animation the
Rose Burnett, a lively brunette, ex
claimed in rather loud tones, —
"I am sure that Mrs. Grant is an
Before she could finish the sentence
her friend, Helen Page, whispere4 "Be
silent 1" for tho object of their remarks
It was evident that she had overheard
the conversation, for her pale cheek
flushed as Bhe seated herself on a dis
Belle Grant was attired in deep
mourning, and tho sombre hue of her
garments rendered more apparent the
delicate fairness of her complexion.
Her golden hair was carelessly pushed
back from her broad, low brow, and her
largo blue eyes were clouded by sorrow.
She would have been lovely if her face
had not worn an expression of hopeless
A beautiful boy approached. For a
moment Belle's countenance was radiant
"Mamma," said tho child, and his big
black eyes filled with tears, "all the
bojs havo a papa who is kind to them,
and brings them lots of nice things.
Why does not my father come to see
The mother bowed 'down her head
"Pray'to God, my son, and perhaps
He will bring your father back to us."
Rose glanced triumphantly at her
friend Helen, and exclaimed, —
"it is just aa I supposed ; the fair
Mrs. Giant is an impostor. She is evi
dently not a widow, as her reply to her
boy proves. But her husband has never
made his appearance, nor is he likely
to do so, unless the prayers of the in
fantine cherub work miracles."
"Rose, how can you be so sarcastic ?"
replied Helen. "I am sure that Mrs.
Grant is a true woman. I think that she
is overwhelmed by some great sorrow,
and we should regard her with sympa
thy, and not with ill-natured suspicion."
As Helen ceased speaking, Belle
approaohed the young ladies and ad
dressed Roso with woll-bred self-posses
"Pardon me," sho said, "but I have
been an unwilling listener to your con
versation. You are correct in your
conjectures. lam not a widow, but I
am a wife, and if I wished, I could
unravel the mystery by which I am sur
rounded, However, I excuse yonr un
charitable insinuations, for you are
young and inexperienced; but in future
never slaoder one of your own sex. If
you meet an outcast, and she is en
deavoring to reform, be womanly ; hold
out a helping hand to her, and do not
posh her deoper into the abyss."
became crimson from pas
sion as she listenod to this weli-merited
rebuke, and with inexcusable, rudeness
she turned away from Belle without
uttering a word.
"Pray exouse my friend," said Helen.
"She is a spoilt child; however, I hope
that she will profit by your good advice.
And now suppose we change this most
unpleasant subject; will you accompany
me to the beach ? I suppose you enjoy
"Indeed I do I" was the answer.
"I was considered an excellent swim
mer, but unfortunately I am so delicate
that my physician has forbidden me to
bathe ; however, I will join you in your
As they approached the beach tho>
heard Eose Burnett's shrill voice
urging her companions to follow her,
and not to be cowards. Belle glanced
at the bathers, and noticed that Bose
was not venturesome. Forgetting her
insulting conduct, she cried, —
" Bemember the under current 1"
The foolish girl, instead ot apprecia
ting these kind intentions, became moro
daring, and ventured out still further.
Suddenly a cry of despair was heard.
Bose Burnett was sinking I
Belle, without an instant's hesitation,
plunged into the water. She was an
able swimmer, and soon rescued the
unfortunate girl, who was almost ex
hausted; in another moment, she would
have been past human aid. But a firm
grasp held her up—gen tie tones cheered
her. A brave woman had risked her
life to save an enemy.
At length she reached the shore.
Kindly hands relieved her of her inani
mate burden; then her over-strained
nerves relaxed, and Belle Grant became
She was oarried to her room, and
Helen watched at her bedside.
A few hours elapsed, and Bose shared
her friend's vigil. The young girl had
quite recovered from her adventure, but
her brave preserver was not so for
tunate ; the sudden shock had proved
too] severe for a frame so delicate, and
for many days she lingered on the
threshold Of death. She became deli
rious, and shrieked in tones of horror.
"Do not look at me so scornfully
with your big black eyes! lam alone in
the world, but I am a trne wife ! I tell
you, girl," she continued, "that my boy
has no occasion to blush for his mother.
I am not an outcast 1"
Bose was conscience stricken, as she
listened and realized how nobly Belle
Grant haet returned good for evil.
The sufferer again spoke ; her deli
rium had carried her back to wof ul
"Oh, judge," she cried, in mo3t im
ploring uccents, "spare my husband!
Although apparently guilty, hois not
aol Oh, Father in heaven," she ex
claimed, they havo sent him to jail I I
shall never tee my love again !"
She sank exhausted on her pillow.
Nature was merciful; slumber visited
the invalid. Care and sorrow wero for
gotten in the blissful unconsciousness
of sleep. She was happy ; the loved
one had returned ; his innocence was
proved; onco moro she was clasped in
her husband's arms.
Sho moved uneasily); alas! it was but
a dream. She awoke ; the delirium of
fever had passed away; yet her mind
was bewildered, and she murmured:
"What has happened?"
In a moment Bose was at her side.
"Thank God," she cried, "that you
are better ! But do not talk, and I will
tell you all that has occurred. I met
you, and was envious of your beauty ;
I was jealous when my admirers desert
ed mo and devoted themselves to you.
Although you did not encourage them,
yet I hated you, and endeavored by ma
licious insinuation to injure your repu
tation. In return, you risked your life
to save mine—the life of a wicked,
heartless girl I"
Tears choked her, and she could not
utter another word,
"Bose," said Belle, "we are but hu
man, and none of us are perfect. I am
sure that your penitence is sincere,
therefore I forgive you. Bring me my
boy, and you will afford me more happi
ness than you have ever caused me
Another moment, and Belle clasped
her little one in her arms.
"O mamma!" said the child, "I have
done nothing but cry since I saw you
last. I thought that you had gone away
to look fcfr papa, and you would not
My love," was the fond reply, "your
mother will never leave you."
A few weeks passed. It was Belle's
first appeal ance on the piazza since her
illness ; and the ladies crowded around
her antl overwhelmed her with congratu
lations on her recovery and with com
pliments on her heroism.
Her little boy suddenly approached
her in a state of great excitement.
"Mamma," cried the child, "I have
found my papa!"
Belle lookod up ; she uttered a scream
of joy, and then threw herself into her
husband's arms. Her dream was real
ized ! The lost one had returned. His
innooenoe was at last proved, and he
Bello had already won all hearts by
her heroism, and her husband soon
proved himself worthy of his fair young
wife. The reunited pair soon became
the most popular guests of the hotel.—
The Lime-Kiln Club.
"I would like to spoke a few words
to Telescope Perkins, if he am in de
hall to-night," said Fresfdentas the
The brother wiped off his mouth and
advanced to the platform, and Brother
Garder continued :
" Brudder Perkins, I met you at 8
o'clock in do evenin' on 'leckshun
'* Ton war' what de white folks call
" I'ze mighty sorry, sah."
" You were full of glory. You felt
dat yon had saved the kentry. Your
clothes war' all mud. Your breaf smelt
of skunks, an'yon had to jump np an'
down an' whoop to keep from bustin
*' Lot's o' white folks was doin' de
"Sartin'—sartin'. You, an old ex
slave, unable to read or write, was only
followin' in de footsteps of intelligent,
eddecated white men. Brudder Perkins,
I war' walkin' 'round on leckshun day,
an' I saw some earns things. I saw
citizens who would not swallow ten
drops of whisky if life depended on it
wote fur men who hey sold the pizened
stuff ober de bar fur y'ars. An' dat was
savin' de kentry."
"I saw men who would turn a servant
gal out doors on a winter's night, if dey
heard a scandal 'bout her, walk up to
de polls an' wote fnr men who rent from
two to half a dozen houses to women of
bad character. Dat was gwine -it
" I saw men whose wives am breakin'
deir hearts ober de wayward course of
beloved sons, walk to de winder and
stick in ballots fur candidates who am
in cahoots wid black-legs and de steady
patrons of gambling houses. Dat was
de glory of politics 1
"I faw Christian men, who pray agin
vice and shed tears ober de wickedness
of society, wote fur candidates whose
private lives am one long nip lit of de
bauchery and corruption. Dat was
standin' by de par:y 1
"I saw ministers of de gospel cast
wotes fnr drunkards, liberlities an' out
laws of society. . Dat was supportin' de
"I saw de honest, decent men of De
troit arrayed on one sido, an' de thugs,
thieves an' loafers on de odder, an' de
hn est, decent men war' swept away
like chaff befo' a gale. Dat was an il
lustrashun of de beauties of de 'lective
"But I won't do it again, sah," pleaded
'You kin sot down," quietly re
marked the President. "Dat same
night I heard Aldermen bawlin' like
mules bekase some favorite candidate
had pulled frew wi'd de aid of money
an' whisky. Citizens who wouldn't let
you in at do front doah rolled in de mud
dat night like hogs. Men who hey
sons to bring up met and shook hands'
an' rejoiced ober de 'leckshun of candi
dates who knew de way into ebery
saloon an' pokor-room in Detroit
Blame you, Brudder Perkins—blame
you fur follerin' de example of leadin'
white folks! No, sah ! Go an' sot down
an' feel proud dat you come so nigh
"Sein* an' eminent citizen I"— Free Press.
There are no really ugly girls; how
can a creature upon whom the freshness
of youth sets its seal be ugly ? Beauty
is only a relative term. No sign, per
haps, can be more conclusive to show
the truth of this than the fact that scores
of girls, about whom men rave the
most, are condemned by other women
unanimously and in perfect faith—for
they speak with good faith among them-
"perfect frights." There is
so much to a man's mind in expression
that it will often, if not genorally, over
ride all perception of mere prettiness of
feature. Neither can these feminine
critics appreciate in one case out of a
hundred the indescribable grace which
a well-bred and well-nurtured girl will
display in the simplest movement of
her head or the play of features. We
say nothing of the charm of figure and
action, for that has strictly nothing to
do with either a plain or a pretty face ;
but it is seldom found that tho health
and gentleuess which impart a charm
to the step or the touch have not their
reflex somewhere in the facial muscles
which make up half the character of the
countenanoe. There are no ugly girls;
plain they may bo, but never ugly.
tkWM, (URDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
Stewed Cblery.—Trim and cut to the
same length a number of heads of celery,
split them in two lengthwise, tie them
in bundles with thread, and parboil
them for ten minutes in salted water.
Drain them, and arrange them in a
saucepan over slices of bacon, with a
bundle of sweet herbs, a couple of
onions, pepper and salt to taste, and a
blade of mace. Add enough stock just
to covv r the contents and simmer gently |
till the celery is quite tender. Having
removed the string, dispose the celery
on a dish, take some of the stock in
which it has been stowed, remove all fat
from it, add a small piece of fresh but
ter, pour it over the celery and serve.
Tea Boom.—Ono quart of flour, one
teaspoonful of saleratus, two teaspoon
fuls of cream-tartar; moisten with milk
or water as you would biscuits; roll to
one-half inch in thickness; spread with
butter; sprinkle sugar and roll it up a
you would jelly cake ; cut the slioes one
inch thick and bake.
In crossing corn it is necessary that
the two varieties should be in the same
flowering stage at tho same time. When
the character and time of blossoming of
the varieties are not known precisely, it
is best to make several plantings at
intervals of a few days so that the pollen
from the tassels of one kind should be
falling when the silk of the other kind
is fresh and ready to receive the pollen,.
Thus a row of the kind to be crossed
may be planted on a certain day, say the
first of June; if the crossing variety is a
late kind a row of it should be planted
early in May, say the sth, and another
row every five duys later until the end
of the month, so that the row of the
crossed corn may be sure to get fresh
pollen at the right time. The opera
tion is the easiest imaginable. All that
is required is to plant several hills or
rows in the manner described, and to
cut off every tassel as soon as it first
ippears from the row to be crossed.
The corn on this row will be a new
variety. Of course, it is necessary to
guard against fertilization from other
corn-growing near by.
Sawdust fur llcddina.
Many farmers claim that sawdust is
not only woithless as a manure, but
positively injurious tolhe soil. A far
mer sends the following, words iv its
favor : I use it when 1 can get it, and
value it very highly for bedding the
cow stable, as it will keep cattle cleaner
than any other bedding I know of. It
also makes the manure line and mellow,
ho ihat it spreads more evenly and mixes
with the soil more liko composted ma
nure. I also use it in the hen house for
filling the nest boxes, and on the floor
to mix with the manure, as it absorbs
all the ammonia and prevents the ma
nure from sticking to the floor. For
summer use it is not as good as dry dirt
or sand in the hen house, because it
tends to breed vermin, unless cleaned
out and replaced by a fresh lot quite
often. A small quantity of it thrown
into the privy vanlt will absorb all bad
odor 3 arising therefr&ni in hot weather.
It is also one of the best dryers to mix
with superphosphate. It makes it fine
so as to handle well. I do not think
sawdust is very valuable in itself aa a
fertilizer, yet it must be worth some
thing. It has no other valne, it con
tains all the saline properties found in
wood ashes as well as some nitrogen ;
but these elements are in small quanti
ties and in a. form which is unavailable
for immediate use. Sawdust contains
more nitrogen than straw, but less pot
ash and phosphoric acid, and is prob
ably not as good as cut straw for bed
ding or manure, but it is a better ab
sorbent of bad odors, and is usually
cheaper than cut straw. I believe its
mechanical effect on the soil is excel
lent, especially to lighten heavy clays.
Professor Johnson has said that "fresh
sawdust in light, thirsty soils tends to
increase their water-holding capacity.
In sticky clay it lightens the texture,
find soil that forms a hard crust after
rain it prevents, like other mulch, such
puddling and baking of the surface."
I think a cord of sawdust, well satu
rated with liquid manure, is worth as
much if not more than a cord of solid
manure.— The Farmer's Advocate.
General W. 8. Harney, who is on tha
retired list, is now living at Pass Chris
tian, Miss. He will have a family re
union on Thaksgiving day. He is en
tertaining some officers of the French
navy, with their wives.
Do a mean act in a mean way; so it
will have a keener sting—for your own
breast. But better not do it.
VOL. 1.---NO. 20.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, a lawyer,
traverses the streets of Washington on
A literary • socioty of the Wesleyan
University, at Bloomington, 111., has
refused membership to a negro student
on account of his color.
At a recent ecclesiastical gathering a .
remark was quoted tint "sleeping in
church is a disciplinable offense.'-
Whereupon a person in the audienoe
rejoined. "That is, tho minister should
John Do Witt, secretary of the San
Francisco free library, seems to have
had qualifications for some different
position. He was a fine wrestler, figur
ing as such in public exhibitions, and
ho was an inveterate gambler at faro,
which led him to abscond with the
Captain Mallett, of tho bark Cherokee,
of Liverpool, which arrived at New York,
had an unusually interesting story to
tall. Besides encountering severe gales
in his voyage, he says, he and his crew
felt the effects of an earthquake at sea.
At about six o'clock in the afternoon on
August 6th, when they were nearly in
the middle of the Atlantic, and about
in the latitude of the northern part of
Newfoundland, two severe shocks made
the bark tremble from stem to stern.
The shocks were between five and ton
seconds apart. Captain Mallett says
that in his long experience as a seaman
this is the first time he has ever felt an
earthquake shock at sea, but he has
been informed that such shocks have
been felt by vessels in the South Atlan
tic near the equator.
FOR THB FAIR SEX.
Hindoo tilrl .
Hindoo girls, says the St. James's Qa
zitte, are taught to think of marriage
almost as soon as they can talk ; indeed,
they are often contracted in marriage at
six years of age, and go to live with
their husbands at twelve or thirteen
Before this, at the age of five, they are
taught to propitiate the gods in order to
seoure a good husband, and their little
1 minds are distracted by the idea of
what a model husband ought to be.
The orthodox conception is a husband
like the god Siva, who was holy, austere,
advanced in years, and faithful and de
voted to one wife, the goddess Doorga.
Good little girls revolt at the idea of a
husband marrying a second wifo while
the first is alive, and will consequently
confess their anxiety to marry a faithful
spouse like Siva; and they learn lrom
thoir elders to uttor the most vindic
tive curses against a rival wife. But
for all that, Krishna is the idol of
Hindoo women, and he was anything
Brocaded satin is not quite expensive
enough for Fresh taste, and so tho
figures are cut out of biocade velvet and
buttonhole stitched upon plain satin
with gorgeous effect.
When plain pointed waists and full
skirts are worn, a girdle of ribbon is
fastened at the sides of the waist, car
ried down to the end of the point and
tied there in a bow with long ends.
Pink is the favorite color in silk and
satin collars this year, and light blue
the rarest among Spanish laoos.
The new bodices look like the old
peasant waist in front, but have the
center forms of the back prolonged to
make loops, and falling over the side
forms which grow broader towards the
The Irish poplin manufacturers now
dye their goods in all the new fashiona
Cuffs arranged in wide plaits to matoh
collars are shown in all the choice laces.
Ear-rings are in somewhat limited
domand when compared with former
times, yet novelties are brought out in
this line. Hoop ear-rings aro of recent
introduction, and are quite fashionable.
Those copied from antique models have
the preference, favorite stylos showing
a ram's head or a lioness' head on one
end of a rather thick hoop, whioh rests
closely against the ear.
Southerners iv New York.
A New York letter says the Southern
element in New York increases every
year. The migration thither was great
est just after the war, when everything
in the South was adrift, but it has con
tinued steadily over since, though in a
smaller degree, and Gotham now has a
Southern colony big enough to make up
a population for a pretty large town.
Quite a number of tho brokers in the
Slock, Cotton and Produce Exchange
are Southern men, and a good many of
them have made themselves well off,
and are on solid giound, both socially