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HE ORPHANS’ FRIEND.
WrilurKday, Sci»««iill>«r S> ISTS.
ANUTIiSU EARNEST A^PEAE.
AVenreabouttodo what it is ex-
eeddiiigly unpleasant to be oblig
ed, to do, namely, to make one
more earnest appeal to the friends
of D-he origan work in the State
for help, and that at once. There
is , one of three things inevitable
—1st, wo must have immediate
licjp, or, 2ud, the children will
sutler for food and clothing, or,
.Ard, the organization of the Asy
lum; must disband.
During the month of .T,uly the
contributions to the Asylum were
unusually -good, and wo began
thepnoyith of August with a sur
plus 'of. money and provisions,
lint these were exhausted and
there was,' during August, such a
falling off in contributions, botli
in mon.evd and supplies that we
reached the end of the month
without moans to meet the de
mands of the institution, either in
procuring food or other supplies.
It is probable, the announce
ments through the paper of t'le
very liberal contribution.s receiv
ed during the month of Julyf may
have load many friends to sup
pose that tliere was no need of
doing much in the way^ ol send
ing help for some time to coine.
Tills, if the conjecture be correct,
wa.s a mistake. AVo liave to pro-
\iile,„at Oxford and JIars .Hill, for
feeding and otherwise taking.care
ofj about one hundred and fifty
persons. It takes a good deal to
do thi.s,. .and though wo may have
a .pretty harge supply on hand at
a time,' it is soon exhausted unless
, It is a" well known fact that
the Oi'idian Asylum has no other
dependence for its sttpport than
the vohintaiy contributions of tlie
p.atriotic ' and Christian people of
.th'e State, and if tlie.se fail, it
;must go down. AVe believe the
Ifttter alte'rnative would’ c.ause
■grief to' tliousands of the good
jieople wlio liave always stood by
jt, and thomsands of prayers are,
ud doubt, daily going up for its
success and continuance. But, a.s
the poor sister said to the Dea-
' con, wo must now iiavO some po
tatoes in tlio prayers.
' AVc have no fe.ars but that
bountiful supplies of all sorts
will come in as soon as the crops
are garnered, but that is some
time' off yet, and the children
cannot live on a.ir nor naked
pravor from now till then.
' AVo have stated the case fiiirly
fthd squarely and leave it with
(jod and the friends of the Or
phans to decide -ivhat the result
shall bo. Tlie demand for action
is in\mediato and pressing.
lieifolved, ^That' tlie Master of' cacfi' Sabr.r-
dinate laHtlgc- appoiilt a Standilig Coiniiiitlre .
upoa raisiiigf fituds for the OrpJnin Asylum,
jtnd require said Committee to report in writ-
hig each month,-and that said reports and the
funds receiA’cd he tbrwardediinqnthlyW>'the
Superintendent of the, Asylui% and that the
sujiiiort tif the Orphan Asyluih be a regular
ortler of business in eaeh Subordinate Lodge.
Jit each communicathm.’’ - ; / .
■ AYe ask the early and earnest;
attention and .the-Lo.dges
ill regard to the above. Out;of
the nearly two hundred and fifty
working Lodges in the State, we
liave .not had reports from more
tliau fifty or sixty iii answer to
tins I'eBolutioU'T-and yet. it. hijs
all the force of aw ‘^edict-of; the
Orawd Lodge.” ^ : L - . .. .
CiONE AciAlK..''' "•
Aj^jiropas to the foregoing we-
copy tliat portion ot Grand Mas
ter Blownfs circular, of last April
which relafes to the ‘support of
the Orphan Asylum:
“Jo the ir. M., Wardem and Jirethren
• the several Lodges in A'orf/i Carolina:
' 1 fool it my duty ro ooH upon you for more
aytivc 'oliliUit in boluilf of that jjohh' fharity, at
»nee the-.iuiilc and cluof glory of en
torprisi! in this State,
' Title OHIMIAN* ASfYU'M AT OXfOUD.
It ho Huetained : and tt>the Liulgosof
tlko State Lt for support.. 0.tHr houor as
linlividfKii MaswuSyOU’S character ns-a great
brnevoloiit Insthiit'wm^ t>Mfgjaio« to. obey
the resolutitins of the CSrand Lodge-, all dO'
jmind that you do lud iiogleet to pnie'ule for
tho supimrt of thu jwior helplcsKchjWreu com-
inittcil to oiir care.
Krsohitkm irf iho Grand lAodge f*u page .'iS,
l’r»-et4iiugs if the Annual Cuimnunkafion,
l)eremln-r, 187.‘3, is stiU in ftree and legally
*ml morally hiiiding, and Master.s of Lodges
are obliged to aoc that they are obeyed. And
J now call upon you not tnly t* see to It that
lliey an- ^dwyod in h'ftor, hut in lht‘ true sjijrit
•. Maaonkoli,!.'!;. Tlu following fo the res
AA’ltli nine. :..orplifuis' we. xvent
fmm . -Oxfowl ta’iHickony.',:. A’cry
kindly .‘nfetiiiudhbspi tablymutei'.-
taiued. 'rheAIastCr.of the Hodge is
a live'.JIason aiid a devoted miur.
iater: -Kline’s ■ Hall was packed
and many left for want of room.
The people seemed to bo . gratifi
ed with the prograss of the chil
dren. .. ..
■ Next day found us at Jlorgan-
ton. , The. Baptist rchwch!, was
■kindly offered, .and we .arranged
the new seats .as well ..trs wo could
and had a full house. The peo
ple- complimented the perform
ances of the children by undivid-
-ed attention to a late hour.
Air. Jlallard of the AValtoh
House was very- kind and' atten
tive and refusCd'cofiipensatio'h for
his trouble and expense. Next
day found xt.s af Old Fort. Gapt.
AATiith’, Air. Burgih, and Mri
Crawford kitidly feceived-us,- and
we gav-e our eilfeftainmCHt . hi
Crawfoifl’S .llalH-f- The- -pebplo
wo'uld nfake’a coll'ectioh, though
the orphan's of -McDowell are not
at Oxford,- iBor at . Alans . Hill.
Where are they ■? • Where are tlie
orifiians of Burke? The ■ last
question we asked in Morganton-.
One man answered tliat .he- had
never before Iieard -of any school
for'orphans. He consUIerefl: ser
vitude their normal, condition.
Through rain we went to. Ashe
ville aiid aimonnced aii entertain
ment on--Monday, ovemiigs-fbut
just at startihg-timo tiie - rain
poured down in toiTents. Tiie
people were anxious and a himi-
ber went through the water ; but
we tliduglit best'to postpoite the
entertainmdhf' till' better weather,.
Next morning wo measured the
uitid for miles and then stuck at
Blackstock’s Hill with the bnqrty
wagou. A friendly mule gave us
a lift and we landed at Alars Hill
in time for supper. AVe find that
the friends havebeen taking (or
ather mistaking) subscriptions,
for contributions. AV® are ' re
minded of the preacher whose
salary was about to bo increased
by the' addition of a Inindred dol
lars. lld'pfdfested that it nharly
killed him to collect four.himdred
dollars and that he .would sooner
starve . at once than a.ffomp( to
collect- another hundred. ' Pro
visions are plentiful liei’e and the
climate is very bi'acing; buttrmis-
portation is tile trouble. But we
are fixing our conveyances .and,
if the rains will go to Texas for a
while -vve will try to make the
mountain tops hear of the orphan
work. But more hereafter.
J. H. AIills.
AVe have not put tiiis word at
the head of this'afficle to let the
reader know that ivhat is written
under it is original, like the boy
\vho.wrot.e; l‘thjs is a coxy” under
the picture.,.he: iiad-drawn, oti Ins
slate lest it might be mistaken lor
the picture of sonie other animal;
but w'O have,-taken “editorial” as
a subjectdioman,editorial, jiast as
the school boy would take the
horse,” oi-.Vfho sheep,” as the sub
ject of his composition, because,
having to write'-About somethlug,
he thought he liad 'as well write
about that as any tiling else. This
subject, lioweyeiy was’ suggested
by a letter receivci(,l,. a,few days
ago, from a youpg friend a.sking
our advice .aud,aS(i!s.tauco iii pro
curing, it-situatioii as Ass,ociat,Q .ed
itor-of ■■■some; iiewspaiier,. and a.s-
erting his belief that he' is qtiali-
tied for sncli a position. - - A'et we
good by his writings,
AA'^e might go on lind mention
other things necessary to success
in an editorial career, not the
most unimportant among which
is brevity,.hut as by so doing- we
should seem to traverse ,our own
teachings under that head^ . we
will leave our, young friend to
ponder what we.have said and
defer further remarks on the sub
ject to some future occasion.
'HOW TO SEND EOJtES.
; Boxes, sacks, barrels, bundles
lind packages, intended .for the
use of.tjie Orphans at Oxford,
should ht* -.marked Asy-
i.C-M, Oxroep, C.,i and.,th.ere
should b(s,no other marks to nils-'
lead. In.^de of the box or ji.ack-
agp'sho.uld be a list of the articles
with tbq names of the contribu
tors. .If sent .bv railroad :oi-
ThK ILLUSTRATED AgB, pub-
llshod by R. T. Fulghum, Ral-
eigli, N. 'G., at ts-AOO per annum,
improves upon acquaiutimce- It
ought to liave not only a sustaiin-
but a remunerative patronage.
It is time for our people to- quit
importing tlieir literary pap from-
the North, and sustain liomc en-
terjjasas iiud Home talent.
notice iu jus l^tffer several graui-
matical errors,, among which he
spells “editor’i-.wi.th two .d’s.
And this is not a singular case.
A great many persoiis seem to
think that-to edit a newspaper is
;a small,matter aiid very easily
ylorie,.'. A . good ihaiiy are so far
-convinced of thi.s tliat they go in
to tlie business, and the result is,
we, luiY.e .a great many very, sorry
newspapers in.the country.:: .
(AA”e don’t mean yours, brotlier
;^Nqw, tlperg’.ai'o sever.al .Ahlngs
iie.cessaryj'fo^'qualify a in.an for
sticcejssfiilly. cofiducting .a nevys-
paper, a’lid mjilHiig it histructive
to the reader, and profitable to the
publisher, aim ive will meiifioii
.s.ome,of , theim for. the benefit of
our yd.tyug.fnpj}d, ..aiid for others
ivitfi suhilar asjufaiipns.'
And in the first placej'we lay
down the proposifiori that if fakes
more judgiiiittit ’ and'-ir'higher or
der of';taloiit‘fo nrakh proper a'hd
j‘ux.licloua-S6lbetioi:is - f6f a’; paper
tliii'h it does’to’write! editorials, .as
they'axe 'galld® Afot every edi-
’tidii of ’ a 'hewkpiiper is expected
fo 'emit.ain 'sonfothihg original,
(and sohie’of’thei.-. do have very
original articles) and many of.
■tlK>se'’who feau ifhe'ra think they
■could havo'VHtten.as well, if not
better, aiid pfobiibly they, could,
but they niilst. liave the following
prerequisites’)h order to succeed.
Ideas. No lifah can .-vvrite a sen
sible artielp for a newspaper with
out,ideas!, ''AV.e knpw that many
try it, bu.t llieir success is hot re-
marlcablo! 'I'deas may;bo obtain
ed by readiiigPjconversation and
observatipu,'! provided there be
ropni enough in. the brain to give
them accommodatk-in.: .Another
ne'ce.ssai-'y qfoilificatipn is,
men in(,ojir,,.(irne wdro had very
correct’jdep^ of things, but .who
form'd g^eati-.djfficulty ill shaping
them Htfij ■'ftS'd.s. It i.s. a .riglit
nice poiiij;'',tpvj0j.u and ;dove-titil
words togetHt®, so as to express
just what .rve-.foean and notliing
more. U.f. course, liaving tlie
ideas,. and.,, then selecting the
words to clothe them in, it adds
something to the beauty and fin
ish of the composition to spell
them properly. Dne other qual
ification we’shall mention at pres
ent is that of
Judgment. A man may have
very correct ideas of his subject;
be may exceed in descriptive
powers, bo very pathetic, so as to
call up tears into the eyes of
kis readers at will, or so caustic
as to make the subject of his 'sa
tire wince, yet if lie lack jndg-
men t and scratches away out of
time and place, he will spoil ev-
oi'vthing and do more harm than
steamer, the receipt of.tlib'freight
agent sliqnld be sent by mail.
I.iglit and valuable articles sliould
)je soiit by. Express.
; Articles intended for flip' Or-
pliiius at Alars Hill slioiild be
marked Ori-h.an Asylum, AIars
Hill, N. C. ..If sent ffoin tlie
West, they can be easily fiir-
w.ivrded from Asheville. It from
tlio East, they should be sent by
Salisbui-y and Old Fort, and in
evprv case.tlio. receipt should be
sent by niail.
Tliese diroctlpns seem to be
simple.; but valuable epntribn-
timis have, been lost, because they
hayd not been, observed.
Wliut to Ecarit Our B«ysi
Not to thase girls or
AA”hen tlieir play’is overfor-tlu-
ilay-to washflieir faces and luiiids,
brush their hair spend tl-.o even,
ing in the house.
Not to take tlie easiest cliair in
the.room and put it directly in
front, of tlie fire,, and forget to-of
fer it to tlio inother when she
comes to. sit down.
’^lA) treat tlieir mother as polite-
Iv a.-, if she \yero a strange lady
..who did.not spend jier life in their
service . '. ■,
- -Tobe as kind and. helpful to
their sisters as to ptiier boys! sis
Not to grumble, or refuse .when
asked to do some, erraiul . whicl
must be done, and which :will;
otherwise, take the time of some’
OHO' who has . more to do tliai
To make their friends among
To' take jirido in having their
mothers and sisters for their best
To try to find amiLseinept for
the evening tliat all the tamily
call join in, large iuid small.
To take pride in being a gen
tlemah at honio-
To cultivate a cheerful tern
To leam to sow on his own
If they do anything-wrong to
take their mothers into their con
fidence, and above all, never to
lie about anything they have
To make up their minds not to
learn to smoko, chew, or drink,
remembering these things cannot
bo unlearned, and that they are
teriblo draw-backs to good men,
necessaries to bad ones.
To remember there never w-as
a vagabond without these habits.
'To learn to save their mone>
.and invest it from the first penny
they earn,, and they are sure .to be
To observe all these rules and
tlicy are sure to bo geutlemeu.
Tbc Critic bilcfac^.
- On one occasion -Tpm Alarshall
heard R. J. Breckinridge preach,
and falling in witli him after the
service, accompanied him hoUie.
“Why don’t you preach better!”
said Alarithall. “1 do a» well as I
can,” answ'erod. Breckinridge.
“AVhy don’t you preach as the
Saviour did !” continued Alarshall.
“Thai’s hard to do,” rejeined,..
Breckiuridgo.—“Preach in par- ■
ables,” said Alarshall; “tliat is a
very simple and easy tiling to do;
that’s the way our l^ord set forth’
the truth.” “AVell, Toiii,”-:said
Breckinridge, “I have:as Irigli an',
opinioii of yonr talentk . as anys.;
body elsedias,.ana 1 sofa higher
' estimate bn ybur readhig. and.Tusi.ij
toriilalloii than.most jie’ople tlo.r
rd‘ef\-;you to make’.a jiarablp,;!
and 1 defy you to firid'-oiie hi-all'.
. literatm-e---outside of the New.
Testament.” “Nonsense !” /ex
claimed Alarshallcan makd
fifty, and I Can: find a •hundred.”
“AV^ell, try- it,' and let mo- know.,
replied Breckinridge. Shortly
after, they met-’ again.., , “Well-
Boh,” said Bi-cckiiiridge, . “AVhat
about those tilings—the jiarahlos !
“1 Inu-e fried my’h(‘Kt', aiid'I can’t
’make oiiq; I’ve looked .every-!
wliere, and 1 can’t fiiid'one. AV’liat
’does it all n.oaii ? I give it up.”
Yon sec,” replied BrecUiii-
ridge, “wliy T don’t preacli in par
ables. I ca.,’. do that.” ’
A use iui' CiuacUes.
Tu the. Editor (If the _ -■■ ■! ’ '
‘ ' ! ! ih k’litlfie Am^vnti :
A corrpspoiidefit A'h a hflcthit
(1 libber ,!pf yo'ur'!jonriilil.;a!itk!i‘’if
iiiore .is an,)’ ifsO'for chiiiclie.v;
This r.;Uijnds i1ie-''of aii’dci'iifeiTtjtl
re -(Vhiii’ehP.saii’^ pht(;6u
ated‘'s'bhitijiii pf Viiti-jrfo ol'
'aiib ‘ ekjjoiil-d ■ to
tiie air for seyOral 'days in'' iin
open yessel, there will ‘b'o-''no'ap;-
piireiit cli.aiige !iii the bugs;‘ Init
there will be in tiie 'buiif,.'for
iio.w it is, as delicate and dei'ichiii&
as before it ^vas I'aiik and disgust
ing. No (lonlittlia tlie iirdoroiw
principle could be 'easily"sBp!irat
ed, perhaps by digesting with
alcohol or other; and if'neatly
bottled ami labejeii. It’ wduh!
\-.ield a largo profit to practical
The odor is unlike that of any
other'perfume I have ever smelt,
and lib one winild suspect its low
pfigih! This is one'use for the
eimii; there hiav bo others.
. ■; ■■■_ ■ ■ c.'K.'
The.total silver prpiluction in
the;wDrld from the.year 1850 to
1875 has been estimated, to. the
81,025,000,000, tiie Unitoil States
producing one tenth of tlio entire
amount. , The yield of Al-ixico is
at the rate of s-20,000,000 annu-
all}'. Pern is falling gradually
behind, the yield for the year
1874 being but little over 83,000,
000. The mines of Chili and Bo
livia are being rapidly developed,
and will soon furnish a material
item in the annual production.
Ill 1867, Nevada proudly pointed
to a yield of 812,500,000. In
1859, tlio production was hardly
half as much. The production
for the present j-ear will probably
exceed 825,000,000. The annu
al production of the Idaho luines
is about 83,000,000, Or as much
as the famous mines of Peru.
Colorado in 1874 is estimated to
have produced bullion to the
amount of 81,000,000.
A weed destroyed befo.rp it
i ripens its seeds may sa-ye.' the
labor of destroying a hundred