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STEPHENS CITY STAR.
By BEN. S. GILMORE. I The Winil Blows. wi: (1 blows, and sleet nnd hail :t.l!ow on the ed lying gale— 10 winter ."celliing in the snows; i-weeping storm, from bight lo bight *• buck tbe devouring night; ibtlttos hark the wind blows, wind blows, the bills grow brown, snow melts nnd the ruin coinc9 down, , o swollen current dips and flows; water loams, the bridge gives war; ightthe horjeman drinks the spray; the wind blows. wind blows, the nights grow brief, ■HYUfUI loretrts buiat in loaf, 10 time ol planting comes nnd goes; waters lull, the sninl drifts d >wn; pass and no man thinks thereon; the wind blows. — Dora Head Goodale. Dhapter of Accidents. .iillc tl ings on li tie w'ngs liuui litt lv sou!:* to beuvun." I. .Vrote, and wrote, and wrote. I actlj from "early morn 'till | re," but from the cricket's fir-it ] ;o tho rattle of the milkman's j ;e. He told first how he loved I, being a slightly sensible man ; iroughl-i in earnest, that did not I much spuce; but then he had j •y of an old love to explain— j had been bewitched by other | and only escaped their thrall- I hen the fair enchantress had | herself unworthy by marrying j me else. Moreover—and this ' lifflcult point—those chains had | v<ted not before he met the ob his present devotion, but under and with her encouragement < dant. jit keenly the delicacy of this j i, and it is not unlikely that his ; ml pen did also. Then there : other troublesome point. The y dollar" had most pertinacious- j led his grasp, and while tha* ; me offered brilliant suggestions j pient pictures, viz., "love in a ; " and strong, devoted arms, it j disagreeably when coupled with owledgo that Miss Trente was ess. .pent a large portion of. the j reaming on this situation re- How glorious to possess every ind say, "All yours, my queen." lile there was a latent relief c never know privation for him. king was bitter, and had his j in bten one iota less, he had j lis letter into the fire, and his far as possible into Lethe. As t was, he wrote on, ending in an im petuous, Inartful fashion, thus: "ll jon i-end me nnnj, let it lie by tilen?c; j I cannot bear 'No' from jour lips." Then he hastened to sign, seal and deliver to the corner post. It was on a deserted corner, and a ;ray morning; so perhaps no one saw I that he touched the letter to his lips —certainly no one Itnefl that he breathed a prayer toward the tiny streak of silver that Aurora was push ing over the eastern chimneys. Being a sensitive, reserved young man, he considered this ignorance on the part of humanity laudable; but if ] some kind busybody could have hint- ! ed another glance at the direction on that envelope, how doubly grateful he would have been! ii. "Stand from under!" She was pass ing under the scaffold of an unfinished building three days after the posting of Mr. Carlton's epistle, when this cry and an ominous crashing overhead brought her to a standstill of terror. . She was still undecided wlycli way to fly, when a figure stepped quickly from the door-way near and lifted her within. When the crash was over and the dust clearing, she found her senses suf ficiently to recognize Jack Carlton. "Thi,s way, Aliss Trente. I can in sure you a safer return," said lie, qui etly, leading the way to the rear en trance of the house. Miss Trente gave a shuddering glance at the still vibrating timbers. "They would have crushed me to atoms," she murmured, fearfully. "I was very fortunate to be in time," Carlton said, after a brief pause. "The house is one of my uncle's, and I hap pened by with directions from him." There was a kind of stern repression about him that Miss Trente noticed with surprise. "I hope my silence has not led you to believe me unappreciative," she said, hesitatingly, as they reached the sidewalk. "I am very grateful, Mr. Carlton, and " "And sorry, no doubt." Mr. Carlton Interrupted, bitterly. "But compassion and gratitude are what I never desire from any woman-least of all from KMiss Trente." c little hand that had started to- Id him returned hastily to its fellow ;he shelter of a dainty muff, and i Trente's pretty brows raised a a with dismay. )h!" she gasped. Then, with gen lignity: "I will not offend so far n"—and passed on with a slight ut Jack cried, "Forgive lie!" in a i of trouble and contrition, that ped her as effectually as an iron .p could have done, did not mean that. Forget it, say good-by!" is hand was extended entreating nd hers met it without hesitation. Vre you going away V" she asked, :ly, wondering at the white shadow lis face. What else?" he said, er eyes fell, and her color changed itly as she murmured: [ hoped you would learn to forget." In death, perhaps." ie looked up then with quivering and a world of compassion in her rood-by. You know what that .ns?" Jod be with you." nd she passed on, an expression gling with the pity in her face that ided him; for had she not sent him ; puzzled him so much that he ild have followed her but for the 1 of her diamond ear-rings. It was a "nipping and an eager air," I almost froze the breath upon one's -a bitter, snowy day in January. irlton had taken a horse-car, din- Aard bound, and, finding it full, his stand beside the driver. lat farewell blessing of Miss Tren liad proved a very potent one. In year since, "Carlton's luck" had tue a trite phrase among his ids. His face was a fortune in it they said. Not that he was pe trly handsome, but there was a i of steadfastness in his eyes, and ness of purpose in the curve of his th, that must win, soon or late, c said he had changed with his lging fortune There was a cer- I brightness wanting in his glance, somehow his read was less cheery, he was no less generous or brave, only a fractious critic could have id fault in him as he stood there, ig the shower of snowflakes with ngth and good-nature written un akably in face and ligure, and a m of compassion in his eyes when • rested on the tired horses or a ly-clad passer-by. low are all, Mike?'' he began, be •ing a genial smile upon the driver, se family history had become fa ar to him in his rides to and from jftice. >ure, the wife's worse, and two of ihilder have the masles, and there only one little creature, a wee -■, sine, scarcely able to climb into liiiv herself; left to nurse them, and .isions were scarce, the doctor's ■ges terrible," etc., etc. The ad ia were unusually serious and pa ic to-day. Evidently Mike was t aisy in his mind." Why, you ought to be with them,'' Deli, how could I be? I'd lose me •c entirely, sir," said Mike, ruefully. Carlton's sympathy aroused; he er failed in possible service. Toil know me as a friend of your iloyers. I will make it all right with them. Just step off here and go home," he commanded, peremptorily. "An' what'll become of the horses ?" "I'll drive on to the depot and ex. "Sure," cried Mike, enthusiastically, "you're the foinest gentleman 1 iver see, and if you're not a gineral, ye oughter be." "All right," Carlton laughed, slip *g some coin into his admirer's band, ye it to the little ones, with my love." That was how it happened that Miss Trente, taking a ear in front of Browne A Co.'s, found herself face to face with Jack Carleton. She stared incredulously as he flushed, lifted his hat, and then quietly turned the brake and started his horses. "Mr. Carlton, is it possible ?" He gave a silent glance toward the crowd looking on. The old look of wondering compassion, mingled with something else, gleamed on him for a moment, then she silently passed in "A delightful position," thought Jack, rather regretting his quixotism. Then came the reflection. What did it matter? What was he to Hecuba, or Hecuba to him? And he ground his teeth together savagely, and forgot to take up any more passengers. ~- A gentle touch upon his sleeve re called him suddenly, and he stopped the car without meeting her eyes. "I am visiting a friend here. Will Here shall the press the people's rights maintain unawed by influence and unbribed by gain STEPHENS CITY, FREDERICK CO., VA., SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1883. you come this evening r" linlf--.o;i mand, half-entreaty; anil, before Ja.k recovered from his astonishment, »he had placed a card in hi I hand and WM gone. He never remembered how that drive was linished. Some recollection came of a narrow escape from arrest at the depot, and he had a v-igue impression of being abused by some passengers who seemed S passed their destination, and d by others who resorted to jff while his horses were be- I to their utmost speed. But he did not votice anything par ticularly uijtil darkness found him in Miss Trente's presence. There was a certain constraint in her greeting that troubled him. After a while she showed him a fa miliar envelope, saying: "See, the number is wrong—two in ■ three; and it did not reach me 1 were gone, and you left no cc grew bright as a new brass preserving-kettle. "Then you did not send me away, and you will not now ?" "If you still mean all this"—with a shy glance at the letter whose eloquence had been so nearly wasted—"l would not send you away for the world.'' Evidently Jack was sure of his meaning. "Even knowing my position?" he said, presently, with a queer smile in "I cannot bear to think of that,'" she cried, eagerly. "Don't go bacic to those horrid cars ever again. Indeed, mot bear it, while I have so much, ly dear," cried Jack, with a light ted, ringing laugh, "1 have been ■ing rich, not poor, and now I am ichest man in the world!" ■ A Great American. Cabot Lodge says in the Atlan thly: The universal preva lence of tne colonial spirit is shown most strongly by one great, exception, just as the flash of lightning makes us realize the in tense darkness of a thunder storm at night. In the midst of the provincial and barren waste of our intellectual existence in the eighteenth century there stands out .in sharp relief the luminous genius of Franklin. It is true that Franklin was cosmopolitan in thought, that his name and fame and achievements in science and litera ture belonged to mankind; but he was all this because he was genuinely and intensely American. His audacity, his fertility, his adaptability, are all characteristic of America*- and not of an easy and assured step, with a ]>oise and balance whicli nothing could shake, among the great men of the world; he stood before kings and princes and courtiers, unmoved and unawed. He was strongly averse to breaking with England; out when the war came he was the one man who could go forth and represent to Europe the new nationality without a touch of the colonist about him. He met them all.great ministers and great sovereigns, on a common ground, as if the colonies of yesterday had been an independent nation for generations. His autobiog raphy is the corner-stone, the first great work of American literaturo The plain, direct style, almost worthy of Swift, the homely, forcible language, the humor, the obs°rvation, the know ledge of men, the worldly philosophy its perfect originality. It is Ameri- j can in feeling, without any taint of j English colonialism. Look at Frank- ! lin in the midst of that excellent Penn sylvanian community; compare him and his genius with his surrounding, Ii get a better idea of what the spirit was in America in those j id how thoroughly men were sd with it, than in any other Influence of Iron. the increasing transfer of iron c interior to the surface of the asks Knowledge, exercise any ■logical influence? Is it in any marked way influential on electric cur rents, and thence does it affect magnet ic storms ? This is a question which needs a little thought to" answer safely. Klopment of railways, and the miversal substitution of iron wherever it is practicable to metal, must surely exercise a influence of its own. Every 3 and more of the iron former - in the earth is spread upon :e, and it is surely reasonable ie that, electrically at least, some eltect is produced; how far we may venture, as some seem now dis posed to do, to translate this into a me teororical agency is a problem for scl -S--B--B--B--B- A good character shines by its own They that govern most make least Life is but short, therefore crosses cannot be long. In jealousy there is more love of self than of any one else. People do not need to know more about virtue, but rather practice what they already know. If there is any person to whom you feel a dislike, that is the person of I whom you ought never to speak. He who can irritate you when he i likes is your master, "V 0 n had better j turn rebel by learning the virtue of | patience. Poetry is the blossom and fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language. Whosoever lends a greedy ear to a slanderous report is either himself of a radically bad disposition or a mere child in sense. Speak the truth; yield not to anger; I give, when asked, of the little thou hast: by these three steps thou shalt go near the gods. It is little troubles that wear the I heart out. It is easier to throw a | bombshell a mile, than a feather— even with artillery. Be willing to do go*& in—*>*ur own I I way. We need none of us be disturbed if we cannot wield another's weapons; but our own must not rust. In misfortune one may know a friend, in battle a hero, in debt an honest person, in decaying fortunes a wife, and kinsmen in a'liietion. Let us be careful only of the quality of our work that it be thorough, genuine, simple-hearted, tho best that is in us, the best thnt can come out of It is neither safe, respectable, nor wise to bring any youth to manhood without a regular calling. Industry, like idleness, is a matter of habit. No idle boy will make* an active, in dustrious and useful man. liimiiir a Horse. The Turf, Field and Farm says that in buying a horse first look at his head and eyes for signs of intelligence. temper, courage and honesty. Unless a horse has brains yoi cannot teach him to do anything well. If bad quels ities predominate in a horse, education only serves to enlarge and intensify them. The head is the indicator of disposition. A square muzzle, with large nostrils, evidences an ample breathing apparatus and lung power Next, see that he is well and clean cut | under the jowl, with jawbones broad j and wide apart under the throttle Breadth and fullness between the ears j and eyes arc always desirable. The ! eyes should be full and hazel in color, ears small and thin'*anit"-*flfrown well j forward. The horse that turns his ears back every now and then is not to be trusted. He is either a biter or « j kicker, and is sure to be vicious in [ other respects, and, being naturally' | vicious, can never be trained to any- j j thing well, and so a horse with a j rounding nose, tapering forehead and i a broad, full face below the eyes is al ways treacherous and not to be de pended on. Avoid the long legged, ■tilted animal—always choosing one with a short, straight back and rump- ' withefs high an.l shoulders sloping, well set back and with good depth of i chest, f jre legs short, hind legs ' straight, with low down hock, short pastern joints, and a round, mulish j shaped foot. li*z obsarv} ig the above directions a horse may be selected that is graceful in his movements, good j natured and serviceable—one that will I be a prize to the owner. The Clerk Wilted. A few days before Congress ad journed Senator Harris, of Tennessee, I a rather plain-looking old gentleman, i went into the room of the Senate com mittee on claims to look up the case of a Tennessee friend. The clerk of a . Senate committee is always a bigger i man than the chairman, or the presi- I dent of the Senate for that matter, j The clerk of this particular committee ! had never seen Harris before, and he I did not like the somewhat imperative \ way in which Harris asked for inform- i ation about his friend's claim. "Are you the claimar.t ?" he finally asked, j sharply. "No," said Harris, "I am j not." "Are you his attorney?" still j more sharply, "Xo," said Harris as quietly as before, "I am not." "Well, then, what interest have you in the case?" asked the clerk in the high keyed-George-Bliss tone. "Oh," not much," said the senator blandly; "but the people down there sent me to the Senate, and as the claimant in this case is my constituent I thought the best I could do was to ask about it." For What They Are and How Thn Art Fished Ont. Coral, as an ornamental stone, was appreciated centuries before its real nature was known. At first it was thought to belong to the mineral king dom, and then it was recognized as n ■ plant, the coral beads which rst brought into Greece being t to be berries, which had red' ami hardened by exposure to the air. It was centuries after its lirst try that an Italian naturalist hese supposed flowers or berries ium rubrum,"and scientific men this definition as conclusive, was a French doctor at Mar who found out, not much more than a hundred years ago, that "these I led flowers were in reality ani endowed with the power of vol f motion. When, however, he unicated his .discovery to the h academy of sciences, his name incealed, in order to protect him he derision that was expected to his declaration—so persuaded even the men of science that were merely petrified flowers. French doctor, however, was Corals are sea anemones, that ecreted a calcareous skeleton and Ij-ecome compound by budding. \ ing state, the coral branch we commerce is covered with a ry coating of a bright red color, ■d with small holes, out of which ide. white polyps, with eight ten looking exactly like flowers, deceived the Itidian naturalist, it is these colonies of soft-bodied ytes which secrete the lime of i the valuable stone is composed, although coral is one of the most lant substances in nature—entire !s and reefs being formed of it in al seas -the particular variety of oral is comparatively rare, and is t entirely confined to the Medi lean sea. It is there found in a few miles from the shore, and pths varying from one to a hun rathoms. The greatest coral fislr ;ire those off Naples, Sicily, Sar and Algiers, nost every year a new bed is I somewhere along the Italian A rush is then made to the and the bed is soon exhausted, ush used to be so great, indeed ) t frequently took a man-of-war to the lishing fleet in order. Now, per all this ir changed; for, by the isheries act, the discoverer of a ■oral bank has the exclusive right ion it for two years. The value me banks may be estimated at an ga yearly rate of eight thousand if coral, rendering several millions nnds sterling! The coral fisheries Igiers are under the control of the :.'h government, which exacts ,• duties for the right of lishing; n order to prevent the exhaustion lis fishery the reefs are divided ten portions, ten years being the which the coral is supposed to i in order to reach its full growth; j by fishing only one of these ions at a time, provision is made n uninterrupted fishery. Medical Curiosities. .F. C. Valentine, who for several practiced medicine in Central rica, has written of the "medkal sities" of the home practice irT country. Many of their resorts j uriotis and amusing, such as the I iiistrafinn of frog soup for all i diseases, but several are worth j l quoting because they are proba seful suggestions for anyone, as vs: rshmallow leaves are largely used i mltices and for painful hemor tea of chamomile flowers is con >d tonic and useful in indigestion, j and when hot in colic, whether stom- I achie or uterine. Three ounces of flaxseed in two Its of water, reduced by boiling to quart, with an ounce of manna the juice of a sweet orange, pro a drink in cases of dysentery, h Dr. V. holds fast to, having ed it- to be good —Dr. Foote's th Monthly. King Alcohol's Way. A young man by the name of Mur phy, living in London, went home the ■ . *-* other night, and instead of finding a fin welcome and hot supper, he I found his mother stone dead on the Boor, with her head firmly wedged in a j tin saucepan. She was in liquor when her son left her, and the medical evi dence went to show that she had pitched forward upon the floor and driven her head into the saucepan so securely that she could not extricate it, and had consequently died of suffoca tion. Since the dawn of creation the king of terrors has wielded an infinite variety of weapons, but probably never before confronted his victim BEEFING A STEER. TT»a ■♦.•ry of the Old Settler Frasn Aw»» Back In Pike Connl)', Peuti "We heerd that Phil Boyer, who lived six mile back on the ridge, were goin' to beef a steer o" his'n, which were a little too obstreperous to lie handled for work. Ez none of us had ever heerd of a beefln' bee, we ruther calculated ez 'twere 'bout time to get one up, an' so we jest throw'd together a high ole party, an' started to give I Phil a s'prise. ] "For a mile or so 'fore we got to Phil's we heerd a fearful yellin' and howlin', but we thort 'twere only a I cnttymount singin' over in the swamp, | an'we hedn't time to think about a little thing like that. The moon were i bigger'n a washtub, an' we could see jest tbout ez well ez if the sun were shinin'. It were colder than Greenlan'. The howlin' an' hollerin' got louder ez we got nigherto Phil's, an' when we struck his clearin' an' come up to the house, we see a sight that jest nigh on to killed us a laughin'. Thar were Phil on the roof o' the cabin, straddle o' the ridge pole, a yell in', 'Help! help!' ez if some one were butcherin' on him. A prancin' an' bellerin' round the cabin, fust on one side an' then on t'other, wtre the (, pawin' the snow wus nor if a ter were gettin' in its work on an' actin' ez if 'twere bavin' a barrel o' fun, an' 'twant cost im a cent. It were a funny . in we jest howled.' hat aye doin' up thai', Phi)?' lered. 'An' how'd ye git up •d, but want he bilin' mad V dumb up the chimbly, o' course, Iblasted galoots,' said he. 'It blamed hot in the cabin that I up yer to git cool!' mie down, Phil. We've come to c a s'prise. We thort ye was fir beef yer steer to-day. Ain't i' ter beef it ?' uoye see or hear anything o' that steer, consarn ye!' said he. 'An' can't ye see it's only a question whether I'm agoin' to beef that steer or whether it'll beef me? and the odds hez al i been in favor o' the steer all day. The ' Infernal- critter gen f ly boosted vie I ontcr this ridge pole .it 10 o'clock this mornin', an' I've been yer l'reezin' an' yellin' fur help ever sense. My ole woman an' tho youn< uns is locked in the cabin, an' I've seen em try twice to I Imt to tho wood pile, but that steer j ;ook good keer that they didn't, an' haint heerd nothin' on em sence I, on they'm cither freze to death or | gone to bed to keep warm. That steer i hez been havin' the properest kind of | a Fourth o' July celebration all day, ; an' if some o' you fellers can git away with him yo kin send for the corner, fur I'll be froze stiffer'n a Cliris'mas j goose 'foro mornin.'" "So we lied to tackle tbe steer. By | Srin' it full o' pistol balls, an, din' it on the head with an ax alf an hour or so, we spilt his little fun. Then wo got Phil down' an' thawed him out. "Well, we had a high ole time at Phil's that night,' continued the \ ranger. "The ole 'ooman an' the : young uns had gone to bed to keep i warm, sure, enough, but we soon hed : 'em in good shape. An' that beelin' j J»cc closed the season." The Human Skin. If you could see a piece of your skin through a microscope you would see long lines of ridges and hollows that | look more like pi 'V.'cd ground than j anything that I >v,n think of. The I ridges are dividcci into little conical elevations in which a nerve terminates or else, passes around it; and here lies the sense of touch. In the hollows arc X pores that are the open of the sweat, ducts. What are c, do you ask? Well, they are ute tubes which, straightened out, would be about a quarter of an inch long, that start in the tissue beneath the derma and wind spirally up through the skin until the upper sur face is reached where its open end ter i iniiKites. The other end is twisted in to a sort of knot which is contained in a little sac, and this is surrounded by blood vessels. The number of these little sweat j ducts or glands is astonishing. It is | estimated that in every square inch of skin there are at least 2800, and, as in a person of ordinary size there are j 2500 square inches of surface, these glands count up 7,000,000. Only think of it—7,000,000 pores to keep open through a whole lifetime! If these tubes were put together end to end there would be one long canal of about twenty-eight miles. How is that for a system of sewage?— Toledo ieavora to show tbat baldness to prob- VOL. II—NO. 43. ing and itvn|iiiir. srouß hond, toil or pn in ; igh tho heat ol summer, ou'ih the cold spring rsin; miltimn comes es of golden grain, and lent* not, ■ spread; •on are too weary ud-earncd bread; arlh is broken, y must bo led. seeds are tying iai'ih's Ikisoih doep, tears tall upon it— in quiet sleep; iliuU'.a viae tho ipiicVer, ! the tears you weep, ie hours t.vo Heating, must lall to-day *, hat hand, shall reap it, '1 have pitss'd a way ing coin-fields the suuny day. •nwarl, upwurd, ry light appear.*— ol the coward's doubt in-;, heart's trembling i'cais, n joy the harvest ni to-day in tears. — iMaidc A. Procter. :nt paragraphs. low—The judge, ral item-Never cultivate mcc with a "rake." the hands of a drunken Id be glad when he gets ght scrape, ng is entitled, "We Never iVe Pass By." Probably h courting the same girl. V man add a good name to apital," quoted the forger ■d up a ten-thonsand-dollar ,hat inhaling the fumes of •es catarrh. The course eople pursue in this life ise that they won't be i catarrh in the next, lan had his boots blacked two boys and gave the i-dollarbill to get changed, ng some time ho said to y, "Where's your partner '<" the youth with a grin, p, and I'm his assignee." in Canada have not failed ; the number of shop in chow-chow builders to , that are purveyors to the r; but it remained for a ier to fling to the breeze a ned banner with the awful lie Queen's Barber Shop." sixty-six thousand locomo e world. And yet, when lited for a train at some >• station for five hours you lieve there were half so tysi\ thousand! And still miss a train as easily as c was only one engine on •ontinent. s the deepest, the longest, It and the smallest grave in h-yard?" said a pedestrian ipanions, while meditating I tombs in a cemetery. ■s the answer, "it is that in s Button is buried, for it is i the sod, Miles in length, -with, and yet after all it is ton-hole." Troubled. , sweetest, what is it? Are What ails my precious tho young husband bent >ver the graceful form ling bride, lolphus Edward, its too r anything." ,vs from home?" worse ! Oh, what shall I ir own darling hubby." at awful Selina Tarbox, hat, my precious?" it a bonnet trimmed exact ne, and to-morrow's Sun afllicted beauty buried her husband's breast and trick rly tears all over his three ,—Chicago Eye. The Oyster. munication to the Philadel ul anel SurgicalJournal.Dr. Dana, of New York, points irevalent errors concerning I has been said that the oys mnt of its hepatic diastase, ver of digesting itself. In experiments, Dr. Dana ha 6 lollusk some excellent oppor doing so, but it declines to i its own liver. As to the igestibility of raw oysters i, it was found that when a short time, or roasted in tiey were nearly if not quite dissolved as the raw. i fact, loosened the muscu-