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tlie blood ill bis veins. I}i spite
'o‘' tiie driving' r.iin and tlie inuf-
illed sound, lie reeoguized the
jniffing of a low pres.sere boat.
Wore they in its line of iviiy I
Ill answer to the agonized ques
tion, a dull, red et'e, not a Imn-
dreil yard.s from them in the midst
seemed driving' full upon them.
■fie gave one ery of warning to
liis mother. ‘I’ull to the right,
mam, a steamboat’s on us,’ and
put forth all his strength in a last,
siipei'hiiman eff r .
Kither Jim’s toueh was seen, or
liis mothers dispairino' cry, when
she feeognized the danger, was
lieard on the steamboat, for a
aignal was given, and the engine
was stoiipod. It was too late,
however, for the little skiff w.as
svvejit against the sides of the
huge vessel. Jim threw one arm
around his mother, and dropjiing
his oars, cast the other against
the side of tlie steamer, as if to
shield her. One moment of in
tense agony and he lost coucious-
When he recovered it was to
find kind faces bending over him,
and his poor mother weeping be
side him. lie strove to utter the
usual forniula, ‘Cheer up, mam,’
but when he tried to raise his
arm and put it around her, ho
fainted again from the pain. His
arm had boon crushed in the col
lition, and he would never be able
to u,so it again.
‘It was the most wonderful es-
ca])0 I ever did see, gentlemen,’
said the captain of the boat, a few
liours afterwards, when the boy’s
arm had been dressed, and he
was laid in a comfortable berth.
‘As the skiff was. almost iwejit
under the side that boy threw the
rope up, and two sailors caught it.
It was more than touch and go
with him, I can tell you. ‘I'lie
boat swanqied, almost before we
got the woman up, and she says
her dead husband was in it. Now,
look here, gentlemen, I’vo wooded
with Rost for two years, and 1
know be and bis wile to bo good,
honest, Indnsti'ions folks, and ,Jim,
there, a hoy in ten thousand.
They’ve lost their all,—Rost is
dead,, and Jim’s arm broken, or
woi'.so. Let ns take up a collec
tion for them.’
The response rvas unanimous.
In a.few ininntes two hundred
dollai's wlu'O collected among the
passangers, and pilaced in Mrs.
Rost’s 'hands. In answer to her
tearfvd thanks and expressions of
decent leluctanco to accept this
charity, Oapt. B. ans'ii ered,—
, ‘It is. no more than onr right,
madam, to assist 3’on in j’onr
present trouble, and no niore than
yours to aeoejit it without shame.
As for Jim, he will henceforth be
1113^ care. I .Like the bo3'. I
honor him,, madam, for his p)luck,
and lie sluin’t n aut an edncatiou
if I can give it to him.’
For more than a. year, now,
Jim has been at school, and from
what one of his teachers told mo,
ho has grappled with the difficul
ties of learning voi'3’ much ^vith
the same cheerful, resolntioii with
■which he met all the troubles of
his p)ast life. lie shows a decided
talent for an5'tliing connected
■with the exact sciences,, and if
any of o.nr readers in years to
come, should hear oi a James
Rost who had distiug.uishcd him
self in an3' walk of liio, they
wordd remember this little true
A sp)elling anecdote occurred at
a recent sessioii of a United States
District Court that deserves a
place in print. A pa-rtr^ of legal
gentlemen, amongst ■whom was
ti e judge of the said court, rvere
enjn3'ing an evening together,
when the conversation turned
upon spelling. I’lie judge thero-
npon turned to a lawv'er from
Clark count3' and remarked:
“Major M , I nnder:itand
voti distingnished 3mnrself at a
spelling bee down the Valiev'.”
“Yes, sir; if misspelling the
fi st word disting'ui,shes one,” re
marked the Major.
“And wliat was the word 3-00
failed to spell con'ectl3', Major 1”
asked the .fudge.
“Inly,” replicid the Major.
“Ah, indeed,” said the Judge
in surprise. “That is a ver)' sim
ple word, and an3’ one ought to
“Well, Judge, let ns hear how
3’on spell it,” said the Major.
‘ ‘Li-1-1-3-—^ ndgo.
“i’hat is jn.st the V a-■ I sj.elled
it,” said the Major, huigliing,
“and tlie3r ruled me out.”
The Judge good-natni'edl3’hoi'e
up nfuler the merriment he created
b3" his bad sj>elling.—C'/ark Cour
A Belgian journal says that 25
cents worth of cammon iron, by
transformation into the finest
parts of a watch, reaches a mone3’
■^^■aluc of 0,000.
Aweedote oi' ^Jipolcon SII.
Successful men, even though
their su(a',es8 has been brief, and
less noble than brilliant, have
g'enerall3- been those who have
followed one [)nrpose, and stuck
to it through all fortunes :
In 18;i7 a dinner party was
given in New York citv', at Chan
cellor Kent’s. Some of the most
distingnished men of the cit3' sat
down at tho table. Among them
was a 3'onng and rather melan
choly and taciturn Frenchman.
“In the course of the evening,”
sa3-s Professor Morse, who was
one of the guests, “I drew tlie
attention of Mr. Gallatin to the
stranger, observing tliat his fore
head indicated great intellect.”
“Yes,” replied Mr. Gallatin,
touching Ins own forehead with
his linger , “there is a groat deal
in that head of his ; but. he has a
strange fanc3-. Can V'on believe
it i he has the idea that he will
one da\' bo the Emperor of tile
Freneh. Can 3-011 conceive of
3113- thing so absurd?”
it was that idea, persistenth'
.chei'ished in exile ainl imprison
ment, and despite disaster, that
made him, fourteen 3'eai',s .after,
Emperor of the French. Lnck)^
man f Not at all. It is not luok3'
men that achieve, but pluck3'
If girls would spend as much
time in improving their minds,
cultivating their hearts and car
ing for their jihv'sical health as
most of them do in thinking abo t
and ])i'epai'ing clothing in which
the-i'lhope to bo attractive, the3’
■would acijnii'o an attractiveness
which would, be elevated in ^ its
chai-actei- and life-long in its dn
ration. The attractiveness which
comes of 3-outh and freshness is at
best but tempoi'ar3'. In order to
hold her own “a woman must
possess a cultivated and well-stor
ed mind.” She can acquire this
b}' reading (not novels), b3' stu
dy, b}' thought and b3' conversa
tion with tho most cultivated peo
ple that .she meets. Let her ear-
I3' learn that she can acquire
something useful from almost ev-
er3' one that she meets. Tliero
are few peo])lo who, if “drawn
out,” will not be able to teach her
something upon some .subject.
While the mind is being cultiva
ted, the heart must not be neg
lected. Let this heart cultivation
be real and not assumed. The
woman who does not love and
treat gentK’ and lovingl3’ father,
mother, sisters, brothers and
friends, esijocialh^ the aged among
these, can never he permiinentlv'
lovable. The kind and lov
ing heart, taught to express itself
in a low voice, a gentle manner,
and a real regard for the conffort
of all, will win tho real prizes in
life, wlioi'O tho most dazzling
beantj", if unaccompanied b3'
these qualities, will reap nothing
but disappointment and defeat.
Don’t be above the work that
is at 3'oui' hand. Some people
think that, in order to sustain
their ])i'ofessional or official dig
nity, the3' must not sto]) to cer
tain kinds of work. Did Chal
mers injnre his dignity when he
went with a few earnest Chnrcli
members ainl held little meetings
for religious conversation and
pra3’er in some I0WI3' and ])OV-
ert3'--stricken homes of Edin-
Imi'gh ! We need never fear of
stooping iu'tho doing of tho ser
vice of Christ, however lunnble
it nia3' bo. We advise those
whoso baclis are somewhat stiff'
from the effect of that kind of
dig-nit)', to read now the thir-
teentli chapter of the Gospel by
A little girl being asked,, “Can
3-011 tell me what irearing- false-
witness against thy rieighbw
is repKeil, “It is -when no bod)'-
did .mn-thing, and somebodv-
went and tola of it.”
lSismarcli.-s Ciea-c I'oi- Tardiness.
Bism.arck teaches good lessons,
but he has rough wa3-s of doing
it. A Berlin shoemaker, who
was proverbial for making prom
ises which ho did not keep, was
taught to be punctual:
The man, after many express
promises, liad neglected them on
several occasions. When this
again ocenrred, the shoemaker
was roused at six o’clock the next
morning h)’ a messenger with the
“Are Ilerr von Bismarck’s
boots read)! 3-et ?”
When the maker said, “No,” he
retired ; but in ton minutes an
other arrived. Loud r.ang the
“Are Herr von Bismarck’s
boots readv 3-et I”
And so it went on ever)- ten
minntes nntil the hoots were roa-
d)- in the evening. The shoe
maker, no doubt, never disajj-
pointed him agin.
Frosii t3»e Proceodiasgs o4Uic Ctraiad
“The design of the oiqihan \wy-
Inm shall be to protect, train and
educate indigent and promisinig
orphan children, to be received
between the age of six and twelve,
who have no jiarents, nor proper-
t)' nor near relatives able-to assist
them. They shall not be receiv
ed for a shorter time than two
x-ears. In extraordinaty cases the
kinporintendent ma)! rectivo chil
dren outside tho ages specified.
oi" tini 4jii-aiid .B>odg-
Adopted Doc d((, 1872,
Jlesolvcd, 1. That St. John’s
College shall be made an asy
lum for the protection, training*
and education of indigent orphan
2. That this Grand Lodge will
a])propriate $ ansiiu'l-v for
the support oi’ the institution ; but
wifi not as&nme' any additional
d. That this Grand .Lodge'elect
a BuporiiiUnnktit vi^hosliidl ooiUnJ
the institution and solicit con
tributions for its support from all
classes of onr people.
4. ddiat or[)liaTi children in the
said Asylum shall be led and
clothed, and shall receive such
proi)aratory training and edu
cation as will jirepare them for
useful occupations and for tho
usual business transactions oi
A .opted Dec 5th 1872 :
llesolued, That the Buperinten-
dent of the said Crphan Asylum
shall report each at Annual Com
munication an account of las oiii-
cial acts, receipts, disbursements,
number of pujiils, &c., together
^^•ith such suggestions as he may
see fit to oiler.
^^licsoloedy That the Master of
each subordinate Lodge a])pointa
Standing* Committee upon raisin,
funds for the 0.*plian Asylum,
; and require said committee to
re])ort in w'riting each month,
and that said reports and tho
funds received be forwarded
monthly to tlic Superintendent of
the Asylum and that the snppoit
of the Oriihan Asylum be a regu
lar order of business in each sub
ordinate Lodge at each Commu
4. All churches and benevolent
organizations are requested to
cooperate wdth ns in the orphan
work and to collect and forward
contributions through their own
proper officers. Here arc the res
JResolved, Tliat tlie sincere
thanks of this GraTid Lodge are
hereby tendered to many benev
olent ladies and gentlemen, to the
ministers of tlie gospel, to church
es of various (lenominatians, to
Odd Fellows, Knights of Pytliias,
Good Templars, Friends of Tem
perance, and other benevolent so
cieties, whose liearty cooperation
and liberal contributions have ren
dered timely and valuable assis-
tence In the great work of ameli
orating tlie condition of the or
phan children of the State.
liesoh'ed, That all benevolent
societies and individuals are here-
!))■ coi’dially invited and request
ed to corporate with us in provi
ding funds and siqiplies for feed
ing clothing, and educating* indi
gent and promising orjihans chil
dren, at the Asylum in Oxford.
Form of ApE>lKc;ii£ion fos-
to the Orplia.li AsySuiiii».
Cjo3ii of Si3hoi'dlitateI.iOd^c$:)
A2>poi:3T(Mi under ISesoUitioii of
the OiTiiid 9>od.gc, to ra.i^e Coii*>
ii ilmtiosis for the Ophuii Asylums:
.K a, 1875.
A wcr-ican Georgs Lodge, 17—Dr C L
Ciuuiibeli, 11. C. MiuUlry G* W; Hpoiict'r*
JJavie, bO, TluniBis J. .Pugli, Josepli Cotteu,
Gou. A. Tblly.
llirani, 2\o. 40.—J. C. li. Little, T W
Jilake, A. 11. Winytdii.
Cortcord 58, W G J.owis, Joliu W Cotton
Joseph P. Sugijs!.
Scotland A'eJ/, (i8,A. B. Hill, W E.‘Whit-
mniv, G. L. ifyntaiL
Eagle, 71--JaiiK!s R Gattis, Charlejs C Taylor^
Isaac; R .Straylioni.
On*, 104—J E Raiuloli'h, T J Cariualt, Rich-*
St. Albans Lodge, No. 114—Ed. MeQueou,'
]I. T. I'ittiinu and Noi'.l Townsend.
Mt. Lebanon, iVo. 117.—blames \V Laiioasterj
A. J. Bnoni, S. B. Waters.
Tiiscarora, l^e, M B Jones, W S Grandy, W
Clinton, No. 124.--Tlios. White, K Y
Yarhro, G. S. Baker, J. G. King.
Franldin, 109.—Win. M. Thompson, F B
jlfaee, B Lowcuberg.
Mt. Energy, 140—J ii .Floyd, II Haley, W
llolesvillc, 150, C H Horton, I H Searboroy
A R Vouiig.
Baf(do Lodge, J.72.--.\. A. MeTver, A A
Harrington, B. G. Cole, A. M. Wicker
and R. M. ]b-own.
Mt. Olicd, 200—Jesse T Albritton,- Joel Lof-
till, D M M Justice.
Berea, 204—W II. Hearns, F M Meadows, U
W Jlobgoud, E C Allen, A Sherman.
I^elxinon, No. 207.--Jno. 11. Sunmiersctt,
Win. Merritt, N. S. Frink.
^[cCormick, 228, A. Dalryuiple' Nathan Dau-*
gall, W 0 'J'hoinaa.
Lenoir, 2‘iO, Betija S Grady, Joha S Bizzell,
S B Pakorr, John H Aldridge, Jacob P
Bonntree, 243.—Allen Johnston, Samnel
Ciuincelcy, M’m D Tucker, W T Moso
ley, F M iOttinaii, Henry F Brooks.
Netehern, 245, J E West, T Powers, E lliibba.
Catawba Lodge, No. 248.—R. P. KicnlLTriJt,
J. N. Long, D. W. Ramsour.
Srdloh, 250, W. II. Gregory, Rev E. Hinas,
T. J. Pittayd.
Varmington, 205.—L. G. Hunt, W G
Johnston, W. F. Furchos.
Watauga, 273.—J. W. Council, J. iSrdingf
Nexc Lheanon 314, Ramuol ■\Villiam^> John
Jacob.-., W M Speiu-e.
Jerusalem, 3J5—Jolin H Davis, GcoEBarn-
hardt, Tlioinas^I Bessenf.
Mattamuslx'cet, 328—S Baer, J C MeCtoinl
This is to certify that
is an orpham, without
estate, mid... .years of aye. II..
father died 18. ; h. . .mother
I, being h
herchy make application
for h .admission into the Asy
lum, at ; and
I also rdinquish and convey, to the
officers of the Asylum, the manayc
ment and control of the said (aphan
for years, in order that- —
may he trained and educated ae-
eonling to the reyulations prescribed
by the Grand Lodge of North Car-
T. B. LYoN, .JR. K. D.ALBY. K. H. I.TOJf/
(Late of ruff.")
LYON, DALBY & CO.,
• Dtuhain,. N.-C.
Orders Boli‘itcd-“’Agei»t# wanted—Tobaecc'
li; A. SEAMS & CO,,
REAlViS’DURHAM BOOT AND SHOE
Warrtmhd i'& excel all others, or money
The only Blaif'lVmg' flvat awIII polisK m offe5
surface. It i.s guaranteed to ]irest>r\'e -leather
aiidmako it ])]iant, r('[uiring ii'ss (lu.iiitity and
time, to produce a peifec. glosA rban any other, .
tho brush to bo applied iniim-diately after put
ting o» the Blacking. iiei feet gloss IVcin
thi.s will not soil even viiito .-lothcsa- We
guai'ivivteo it as reprc'Sentrd, ami a« fer pat- .
ronage, strictly on its merits.
li. A. REAMS &• COo.M’a'iJn^ln’ttirers,-
f)urhmn,. Ni- O',
This Bludcmg i.s-recommend odin the high-
o.st terms, after' trial, hy Geo. F. Brown, J
Howard Warner,. New York;; tho Pre.sidentr ,
aiulProtessor.s of Wake Forest '
a largo number of gftiitfeinon and' swcwAil* I
Durliaiir, -whose certificates have been fur
nished tho ^?itnufac■u^rs.
Orders solicited and promptly filled.
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