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When tho black-lettered list to the gods was presented (Tbe best of w hat fute for each mortal Intends) At the long string of Ills a kind goddess re lented, And slipped In three blessings wife, children and friends. In vain surly Pluto maintained he was cheated For justice devine could not compass its ends; The scheme of man's penanco ho swore was defeated, For earth becomes heaven with wife, children and friends. If the stock of our bliss is iu stranger hands vested, The fund ill secured oft In baukruptcy euds, But the heart issues bills which are never pro tested, When drawn on the firm of wife, children and friends. ' Though valor still glows in life's dying era bets ' Th e death-wounded tar, who bis colors defends Drops a tear of regret as he dying remembers, IIow blest was his home with wife, children ., and friends. .... 'J k ' , '- Tha .Idler whoso deeds live immortal In story, Whom duty to far distant latitudes tends With transport would barter whole ages of glory, For on happy day with wife, children and friends. Though spice breathing gales on his caravan hover, Though for him Arabia's fragrance ascends, The merchant still thinks of the woodbines that coverp-r. ...... . Tbe bower where ho sat with wife, children and friends. , , . The daysprlng of youth still nnclouded by sorrow, ' ' ' Alone on itself for enjoyment depends s But drear is the twilight or age if it borrow , No warmth from the smile of wife, children and friends. ' . Let the breath of renown ever freshen and nourish , The laurel which o'er the dead favorite bends ; O'er me wave the willows, and long may It Sourish, i t Bedewed with the tears of wife, children, and friends. Let bs drink, for my song, growing graver and graver, To subjects too solemn insensibly tends Let us drink, pledge me high, love and virtue shall flavor, ' The glass which I fill to wife, children a nd friends. ........ ' By the lion. Wru. ItotM-rt Hpenrw, KtiKiand, boru 1770 diud ltsatf. Hue Chamber, kuc) dupi'tli. Lutf. l.lt- A IllgU old Fog. V, Some seven years ago there was an engi neer on the! Chicago, Alton and Bt. Louis Railroad who was called by all the railroad men " General Taylor." Fogs are an every day affair in that part of Uie country which the road passes through, especially between Chicago aud Bloomington. Early one morn ing, in the mouth of April, the general left Bloomington with tbe express. Before bo reached Pontiao a very thick fog bad risen, so thick that be could not see tho length of tbe engine. The general told tbe conduc tor, whilo faking wood at P , that if there were any cattle; killed .that morning it would not bo bis fault. " How so?" said tbe conductor. " Why," said tbe general, " because I must get an auger to boro through the fog to see tbe pilot, which is the only way to prevent it ; for I looked out, and when 1 drew my bead back there was a round hole left where I put out my head 1" EST" Hollo I (Jot 'new carpet down, haven't you?" was what a visitor to a newspaper office said upon entering tbe composing room tbe otber day.. ... ,,. . " Jerusalem git off my corns I" was wbat ' tbe foreman said when tbe visitor stepped upon wbat be took to be a new carpet, but' which proved to be only a new pair of slippers on the feet of the boss pU maker jf tbe establishment. ' JOSIE'S WEDDING GUT. "A ND so I am to understand that you . positively refuse to give up that young fortune-hunter, Duke Marly?" "I do positively refuse." " Even after tho business failure which bos reduced him to beggary, you still wish to fulfill your engagoment?" ' r . "Most certainly." "Then bear mo" and Capt. Wychorly dashed bis stout oaken cane upon the floor with an emphasis that made tbe glasses and decanters jingle "and mark wbat I say : If you persist in such obstinate dis obedience to my wishes, by the Lord Har ry, I'll disinherit you. Tbe day that you become bis wile will find you homeless and penniless. And you may both sweep tho crossings for a living, for all I care, for I'll never help you to a penny." Josie's cheeks burned scarlet. " And say," she retorted, her blue eyes all atlamo with honest indignation, "that no consideration of broad acres, or bank stock, or even tho commands of a father" hero she choked down a rising sob " can tempt Josie Wycherly to break her word." "Think," said the father, "of tho homes where grim waut sits day after day besido the hearthstone, whero children with pinched features and hollow eyes beg vain ly lur the food which is denied them ; and yet you deliberately choose such a fate as this." Josie's heart quailed a little, for, like all refined women, she loved tho ease and luxury which wealth could purchase, and which she, all her lifo, bad enjoyed. But she loved Duke and her own honor more. " Wo plighted our troth with your full eousantandapprov.il," she argued. "If be has been unfortunate, it is plainly my duty to cling to and comfort Mm. 1 have given my sacred promise, and I shall keep it." . . . And her father, recognizing tho Wycher ly obstinacy,' knew that furthor remon strance was useless. But being by nature despotic, and expecting to receive, at borne, the same implicit obedience bo ex acted on shipboard, be raved, and swore, and scolded so continually at being balked In bis plans, that poor - Josie was glad to yield to her lover's entreaties, to become bis wife, to escape persecution at home. So one morning they quietly walked to tbe nearest churcb, and in the presence of a few friends, to whom they bad confided tbe circumstances, Josie Wycherly was, by a few brief sentences, transformed into Mrs. Duke Marly. ' Scarcely were the con cluding sentences pronounced, when a sound was heard that caused tbe heart of the bride to staud still with terror. Thump, thump, thump I There was a loud altercation outside a moment after the door was flung violently open, and in walked Capt. Wycherly, his stout oaken cane coming down emphatically at every step, his eyos blazing with wrath. "So you bavo been batching your cursed mutiny under my very roof, aud have out witted tho old man at last I" he thundered, confronting tbe trembling bride, wbo stood surrounded by'ber horror-stricken friends. "Hope you'll fiud smooth sailing with your pictty craft, young man, for, by the heathen gods, you'll never see the color of old Mark Wycherly' s money. . I'll disin herit tho ungrateful baggage this very day!" Aud he meant to be as good as his word, for he walked stiaight from the church to the law office of Hunt & Kotcbum, and as tonished tbe senior of that firm by request ing them to draw up a new will, leaving all bis effects, real and. personal, to tho Sea men's Charitable Fund, aud striking out the name of bis daughter Josephino from that important document altogether. "But, my dear' sir, it is. impossible to execute the provisions of such a docu ment," replied the bland and smiling Mr. Hunt. "Such.a will would bo illegal, aud, consequently, worthless." " Confound it i" said tho irate old sea dog ; " do you mcau to tell me that a man cannot sail bis own craft in any waters he chooses?" And, after several stormy interrupt ions, the lawyer at lust made It clear to his wrathful client that, in order to be legal, the will must contain tho name of Miss Josephino as legatee, be the sum ever so small. , , "Very well, since It must be so," replied Capt. Wycherly ; and be bent bis shaggy head to listen to the reading of the docu ment that conveyed railroad shares, bank stock, and farming lauds, amounting in all to half a million of dollars, to the aforesaid charitable fund, and loft to his daughter, "Mrs. Josephine Marly, the sum of two dollars, to buy a stool of repentance, whore on she could sit and reflect upon tho in gratitude of her conduct to an Indulgent father." 1 "And you may add," said tho old man, with a grim smilo, " the Wycherly home stead to her portion, also." . " The Wycherly homestead ?" repeated Mr. Hunt. " I cannot say that I ever heard of it before.", "Ha, ha I" roared Capt. Wycherly, who relished his joke now aud thon. " I dare Bay you never did ha, ba I Ten acres iu all, and the most barren, unproductive soil concoivable covered with rocks and water ed by the blackest, dirtiest stroam that ever ran, with a few gnarled and moss growu apple trees, shading a log but in their midst such is the birthplace of all tbe dead and gone Wycherlys for genera tions post a magnificent place ha, ha I Or, stay ; instead of putting it in tbe will, suppose you make out a deed of the place, and present it to Mrs. Josephine Marly as a wedding gift from her affectionate father, on condition that she and her husband spend tbo honeymoon there. I've beard that my geutlumau was something of hu amateur artist, aud bo cannot fail to ad mire the scenery." And with this parting joke tho Captain went bis way. So that evouing Mrs. Josio Marly, sitting by her husband's side, in their boarding house apartments, was surprised with a packet of paper from tho ofiico of Hunt & Kotcbum, setting forth tho above condi tions, and endorsing the deed to tbe Wy chorly homestead. ' We will go j won't we, Duke ?" 'whis pered Josie, and ber red lips quivering, and a tear or two glittering on tbe silken brown laBhes that shaded her sweet, blue eyes. "I tbiuk we'd better go, dear ; not for the lapd, which, it appears, Is worthless enough, but it is papa's request, and, per haps it's the last he ever will make !" and here she broke down iu a tempest of sobs and tears. ' For although she bad wilfully disobeyed him, yet, next to ber husband, Josio loved the stern, tyrannical old man whom she called father. . . Captain Wyoherly was ill. Servants went to and fro through the elegant rooms, trying in vain to satisfy the capricious whims of the childish old man, who, now that bis fit of passion was over, longed daily and hourly for the presence of his cjilld bis darling Josie. But his stubborn pride was not yet bumbled enough to allow him to seek ber, and so the wtfary days went by, aud be heard no tidings of bis daughter, whose face be bad not seen since the morning of ber wedding day. At last, when golden dandolions and delicate anemonos began to write thoir sweet promises of spring all over field and wood, and infused a warmer tint into the the golden sunshine, Captain Wychorly could sit at bis chamber window aud look out upon familiar scones. "What house is that?" he asked of John, the servant, pointing to an elegant brown stone mansion, of palatial dimen sions, which occupied the place formerly dedicated to a row of tenements. "That, sir," suld garrulous John, "Why that's the new bouse built by a foreign gentleman, who took a fancy to tho place, sir and paid a good round sum for it, too. Why, they say there's no end to bis mon ey ; aud be bus a title besidoa lord or duke ; something, sir, whatever it may be. Perhaps you've seen 'ora, sir ?" And John,' who regarded bis roaster as a sort of traveled paragon, to whom nothing foi-eigu would be at all unfamiliar, from a royal duke to a Bengal tiger, looked up for a reply. . . "Yes, John, I've seen 'em ; aud I can't say they look much different from other people, except a trille uglier, perhaps." "Ob, sir, Bot any better than other peo ple I and she the 'dukess' I mean send ing you all that nice wine when you wore ill I Yes, and the bouquets, aud " " Stop John what do you mean ?" " Why, Bir, when they first catuo the lady heard that you were ill, and she scut over a bottle of rare w ine, with her com pliments ; and every day siiioe then sho has sent a servant to make Inquiries about you, sir ; and always a bouquet of choice flowers for your sick-room not that you ever noticed 'em, sir, more than if they had been chips, sir," said John, with some disgust; "and so I told tho mau who brought them, but they came every day just the same." "And why," said bis gruff master, touched more than he would have chosen to confess by these attentions from a stranger, "why should tbiB foreign lady do all this for a rough old man like me ?" " Perhaps this will tell you, sir and John drew from his pocket a dainty little note. "It came this morning." Captain Wycherly opened It and read : " Dkau Sin I bear that you ore a lonely old man, without kith or kin to cheer your solitude Though in all this wido world there is no one to call me daughter, yet I remember when I enjoyed tho fond pro tection of one who was tho dearest aud most indulgent of fathers. I have only done for you what I would wish another to do for him, if be was sick and lonely like yourself. I bopo that you will allow roe to call some time, to cheer and amuso you. "Your Neighbor." " God bless ber 1" said tho old man, with tears in his stern eyes ; the rugged lines of his face softening as be road. "God bless her for her kindness to a lonely old man. John " But John had disappeared. A moment after bo opened tho door, and called out in a stago whisper, " Lord lovo you, master, she's coming ! In a silk fit for an empress, and with tho jewels shining in her hair. Oh, master " , But this rhapsody was cut short by the ontranco of tho lady herself, wbo with her silken robes trailing on tho floor, crossed tho room, and stood by tho captain's chair. "Madame," ho began, but stopped in confusion. Was it a dream or was it Josio who stood besido him, her arms around his neck, her cheek pressed to his, and, amid sobs aud broken exclamations, told liiir. again and again her joy at this meeting. It was too much. Tho captain's rosentment melted away, dissolved iu tho tears which fell upon tho face of his darling, as bo pressed ber in a close em brace. " But what does this mean?" be said at last, when be had made her sit opposite, where be could gladden bit eyes with the Bight of ber fresh sweet face. . ''Where did these come from, Josie?" and be touched the glittering jewels that shone amid her sunny braids." " Why, don't you know, father ? Is it possible you have not beard? When you gave your Josie the Wychorly homestead, you gave tho . richest of your possessions, though you, nor none of us, know it then. Yes," she continued, not noticing ber father's questioning look, " the black and sluggish stream that watered the Wycherly farm developed a source of wealth richer than all the placers of California. Our petroleum wells have enriched us beyond our wildest dreams ; and to-day Duke and I count our wealth by hundreds of thou sands. But we do not forget," she added, with a mischievous smile, " that we owe it all to you, dear father." ; Perhaps no protestations, couched in tbe most eloquent terms, would have shown the change in Captain Wycherly as did the simple sentence he uttered in reply. ' " I confess myself beaton," bo said ; "and I thank God for it. -Henceforth one roof shall shelter us, and we will never be parted again until tho old man launches bis craft for the last great voyage." And they never' were. ' Tim rresident'H Salary. President's bouse, gardens, con . servatories and stables are all fur nished and kept in perfect order, in all their details, at the public expense ; stew ards doorkeepers, and a band of muslo for all publio receptions are furnished without a dollar's expense to tho President. All the furniture, carpets, beds, tables, to the minutest thing which convenience or lux ury cau desire aro furnished by the Gov ernment. Tho wholo establishment is also warmed and lighted throughout ; all this at au expenso to tho publio Treasury of 100,000 or $70,000. But you may ask me ' What, then, doB the President pay out of bis salary ?' Ho pays bis cooks, the wuiters upon his tiiblo, the driver of bis carrlago, aud tho servants who wait upon his family and his guests; bo pays for what is eaten and drunk at his table. By custom, It is ex pected of tho President to give several State dinners; and iu the course ef the year to entertain each member of Congress, the Judges of the oourts, the foreign Min isters, bis Cabinet, and occasloualy dis tinguished strangers in all, prohablvjllve hundred persons. If such dinners should cost f 10 for each person, $5,000 would cover that expeuso. , Of tho 130,000 re maining $10,000 ought , to pay bis other' family expenses. That would leave him $10,000 per annum clear. Now, what does experience show? Let mo state some instances : Mr. Polk, of Tennessee (and whilo Mrs. Polk, that ac complished lady, was in tho White House it was never more popular,) saved about $40,000 of four year's salaries about $10, 000 a year. Mr. Pierco did the same. Mr. Buch anan did nearly the samo. Mr. Lincoln, when elected President, was worth about $00,000;" and bis estate, upon bis death, was about $73,000. It must be borne in mind, too, that Mr. Lincoln received his salary in greenbacks, when they wore the highest. Mr. Johnson saveil from his salary, iu threo years and a half, $20,000 or $30,000 ; and that, too, when greenbacks were still at a discount of twenty-five per cent. And, it must not be forgotten, none of those Presidents ever accepted presents. Mr Johnson refused tho present of a carriage Whatever may be said in criticism of Mr.. Johnson's public course, all parties agree that the White House was never more gracefully kept and presided over than by' bis daughter, Mrs. Patterson a perfect lady and a modol of a Republican mistress of the Whito House. Let me tell you a fact which bus never been published, but which I had from tho lady's own lips. Just ossho was about to leave, at tho end of Mr. Johnson's Administration, the steward of the bouso took an inventory, and found that not ono urticlo of furniture was mis Bing or broken ; not a sheet, towel, or nap kin was lost ; and the houso was in poriect order from top to bottom. She told mo another fact, which I know' the wives and daughters cf the farmers of the country will be glad to hear. Whon she went into tho White IIouso she. purchased two excellent cows. From tho milk of theso cows she made all the butter, used all the cream anil mado all tho ice-cream used in tho Presi dent's family during the term. Whon site wont home she shipped these cows to Ten nessee. Is it any wondor, ladies, that Mrs. Patterson received the first premium on butter at their late fair last fall ? , Ad Interesting Incident. An interesting incident has just occurred' at Bucharest, and has created a profound' sensation In theatrical circles in that place to seems that tha proprietor of the Subr Circus, anxious to provide amusemeut for the public, lately published au announce ment that a challenge given by Jules Rigal, a wrestler attached to tbe circus,had been accepted by a gentleman wbo,wishing to presorvo a strict incognito, would, ap pear before the publio in a week. The amateur athlete, who, it was stated, was a person occupying a high social position, was rumored to be no otber than Prince Stourdja, a Moldavian noble who has tin, reputation of possessing herculean strength. On the evening when "tho great unknown" made his appearance in tho circus, tbe stalls were filled with eager spectators long before the commencement of tbe perform ance. Iligal and bis maskod opponent having made their bow to the audience, at once commenced the struggle, which was, however, of short duration, for the- dis tinguished unknown in a few minutes, amidst frantio applause, floored his pro fessional antagonist. So great was the success of the speetacle that the manager announced to tbe admiring audience that tho nobleman wrestler had condescended to appear again before them on the follow ing evening, when tho performance was accordingly repeated, and wos continued for several successive nights, until one cveniug, an indisoreet member of tha troupe unfortunately divulged the fact that the masked wrestler was not a distinguish- eu nouicman, out only ono of the clowns attached to the circus. This led to a dis turbance, tho "great uuknown" narrowly escaped being torn to pieces by his lata admirers, the manager and bis troupe bad to fly for their livcs,and the circus building would probably have been dismantled and destroyed but for the exertions of the po lice, who, with great difficulty, sucoeeded in repressing what promised to bo a se rious riot. GST A compulsory education law, simi lar to that which will go into operation next month in Now York, is enforced in England. There is now a novel riinim.ii.- Iu Loudon in the way of exacting oompli- khco wiiu us provisions. The holiday pantomimes und sueetacle ut ! employ hundreds of children, and the pay is six shillings a week. As the fine for tbe parents who do not send their children to scooiis usually a shilling, thoy jpaid It w UsJIJ u once a week, and keep on breaking the " Itsiyu 1,1111 li. m H 1. 1 1 S V ill v imi s- i.iw. uigner penalties are proposed.