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The orphans' friend. volume (Oxford, N.C.) 1875-1895, September 08, 1875, Image 2

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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 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 constantly replenished. , 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 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 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. EIMTORIAE. 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’ 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 editpr.)' ‘ ;^Nqw, tlperg’.ai'o .Ahlngs iie.cessaryj'fo^'qualify a 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' well, if not better, aiid pfobiibly they, could, but they niilst. liave the following prerequisites’)h order to succeed. Namely, 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, h.ave.|pet nrany 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 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 hovi Not to thase girls or smaller than.',thchiselves:, 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 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 ters.-- 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 themselves. ■ To make their friends among boys. To' take jirido in having their mothers and sisters for their best frioiidi. 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 per. To leam to sow on his own buttons. If they do anything-wrong to take their mothers into their con fidence, and above all, never to lie about anything they have done. 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 rich men. 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 pxja-riiumit'i.once'iiiadb-aiVd'had ulmi.-st.iprgptteiL'’‘ ‘'"j 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 perfnmer.s. 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.' Cincinnati, Ohio. Ifijlc in, .satur potash.ill water 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 next vear.

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