The Orphans’ Friend.
- MAR(;n 23, 18S3.
Piiblisliea every leriday at one
dollar per aiiiinin, in advatiee.
PKFSENT ORG VNI/.ATION OF
Miss. Catharine McDougald,
leaeher ef First Form, Girls.
.Hiss MARY SIIOLAR,
Teacher oj First Form, Roys.
i.fss MAlY a LORD,
Teacher of Second Form, Girls.
Miss L. NIGROLSON,
Teacher of Second Form, Boys.
MISS R. M. MACK,
Teacher of Third Form, Girls.
3fjss LULA MARTIN,
Teacher of Third Form, Boys.
Miss ALICF L. FIRMING,
In Charge of Hospital.
TO THE OUPHAN ASYLUM FOE THE
WEEK ENDING MARCH 21ST.
Evergreen Lodge, Is o. .303, 2 00
Unknown iriend, 1 00
Frank Watson’s Combination, 8 40
E. S. Gordon, Wilkesboro, 2 00
Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 359, 2 00
Franklinton Lodge No. 123, 6 74
Dr. W. R. Wilson’s children, 1 00
(Capt. C. D. Ellis) Orphans’
Friend at Barnitz, 10 00
Theo. Joseph, . 1 06
I. R. Fleetwood, 15
Capt. J. R. Paddison, Point Caswell,
one bbl. peas.
Walter Bullock, 15 bushels com, 4
bushels sweet potatoes, 2 bushels
W. H. Boyd, one two-horse wagon
load of com.
J. E. Haithcook & Sons, one two-
horse load of corn.
R, A. Jenkins, one barrel flour.
W. T. Hardy, one barrel flour.
E. Satterwhite, one sack potatoes.
Mrs, R. A. Bullock, one barrel flour.
—Shank, one barrel corn.
——Edwards, half barrel corn.
H. H. Morse, one barrel corn.
A. M. Stovall, half barrel com.
Dr. W- R- Wilson, half b 'rrel corn.
Box from friends in Winston contain
ing sugar, cofiee, shoes, dresses,
cloaks, pants, stockings, flannel
skirts, cloaks, &o.
Box from D. P. Daughtry, Hertford,
containing shoes, woolen goods,
nubias,- plaids, ranslins, worsteds,
domestics, calicoes, &o..
Box from Edenton containing 8 hams,
4 shoulders, 1 side, 1 package sau
sage, 1 package flour, stockings, &c
Dr. J. A. Mundy, pastor of
the Warrenton Baptist church,
has had a recent call to Charles
ton, 8. C., writh an offer of twen
ty-five hundred dollars salary.
Rev.L.Bran8on,of Raleigh, was
in Oxford last week in -the inter
est of the North Carolina Busi
ness Directory, a very important
work. He will soon issue a new
edition. While here he vl-ited
the Orphan Asylum and conduct
ed religious services.
We are indebted to friends in
Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Sanford,
Raleigh, Wake Forest, Frank-
iinton and Louisburg for courte
sies shown the agent of the
Friend, Miss E. F. Smith, and
also for assistance given her in
We have just received a copy
of the Proceedings of the Grand
Lodge of North Carolina, at its
last Annual Communication. It
is printed by Edwards, Brough
ton & Co., Raleigh, in good style,
and contains the usual amount of
information, important to the
craft. Our thanks are tendered
Pro. Bain, Grand Secretary.
Last Wednesday afternoon, at
the Presbyterian Church, by the
Rev. J, W. Primrose, were united
in matrimony Miss Viola Jones,
of Oxford, and Mr. J. J, C.arr,of
Asheville. The couple took the
evening train for the home of the
At the Greensboro College
Commencement, 30th and 31st
May, Rev. W W Duncan, D.D.,
of South Carolina, will oreach
the Annual Sermon, Rev. J. H.
Guinn, of Wilson, N. C., will
preach a Missionary seriLon be
fore the young ladies, and Ex-
Gov. A. H. Colquitt, of Ga,will
deliver the Annual Address. We
are pleased to note that the Col
lege is in a very prosperous con
In our acknowledgement of
donations to the Asylum this
week “In Kind” are many sub
stantial contributions, such as
corn, flour, potatoes, &c., from
citizei^s of this county. This is
a gratifying exhibition of confi-
deacGjOn the part of iho citizens
of this immediate community,in
the management of the Asylum,
iheir generosity is appreciated.
• Our esteemed cotemporary,
the CeMral Protestant, calls our
attention to the fact that the
“selected” poem which lately ap
peared in our columns under the
caption “Never Give Up,” was
wriUteuby Martin Farquhar Tap
per. We thank the Protestant
for its kind corns iiendation of our
Miss E. F. Smith, traveling
agent for the Orphans^ Friend,
will visit successively Murfrees
boro, Winton, Coleraine, Eden-
tou, Elizabeth City, Plymouth,
Williamston, and the intermedi
ate points, starting this week.
We bespeak for her a cordial re
ception, and commend her to the
kind offices of our friends on the
A visit to the Asylum hospital
on Tuesday showed that it is in
excellent condition under the
careful management of Miss Al
ice L. Fleming. Just now there
are seven of the orphans sick, but
they receive necessary attention,
and we expect soon to see them
in their respective forms.
Our friend, J. T. Littlejohn,
Esq., has handed us a copy of the
Log Cabin Advocate, a relic of the
famous political campaign of
1840, which resulted in the elec
tion of Gen Harrison to the
Presidency. It is dated, Balti
more, December 15th, 1840, and
contains full returns of the elec
tion from all the States, the last
annual message of the retiring
President, Martin Van Buren,
and other interesting matter.
W e observe that its tone
is more dignified than the
average political journal of the
present day. We have been much,
interested by a perusal of its eol-
Mr. J. B Hobgood, a venera
ble citizen of this county, pre
sents an example of success in
life that is worthy of honorable
mention. He is now 75 years
old, has been married about 55
years, has nine living children,
(three dead), 48 grand-children,
and 25 great-graud-children.
There are 42 professors of reli
gion in the family, and not an
idiot or a drunkard. Although
he began life in humble circum
stances, he has, by industry and
prudence, accumulated a compe
tence, and meanwhile has given
due attention to the education of
his -.hildren—a matter which is
sadly neglected by many of our
farmer citizens. One of his sons,
Prof. F. P. Hobgood, is President
of the Oxford Female Seminary.
The career of Mr. H. has been
marked by industry, liberality
end hospitality. He is still an
active man, attends to his own
farm management very success
fully, and is frequently seen on
In one of the Boston public
schools a novel experiment has
been conducted during the past
year. A room was fitted up for
instruction in wood working, and
two classes were organized to give
two hours a week to manual study.
The experiment is said to have
been an entire success. The boys,
while delighted with their carpen
try, did not neglect their other
studies, and their marks were all
In Piince [Edward Island, Do
minion ol Canada there are said to
be fewer ])ersons unable to read and
write, in proportion to the popnla^
tlon, than in any other country in
An examination of some of the
Boston cliildren recently revealed
the fact that they were ignorant ot
some common matters. Many ot
them had less acquaintance with
CO '’s and sheep than with elephants
and the other animals in the
“shows,” and some answered that
meat was gathered from the meat
tree. They knew nothing of an ear
of corn, and thought that wh*at
and sugar came from the-grocery
store. Now, that is education run
mad. We live in the world, and
are of the world, and child’-en
should not be treated as if they
had no connection with this sublu
nary existence. But what they do
in Boston is none of our affair.—
News and Observer.
“To be something is the predes
tine 1 lot of all men living,—low
born serf as well as ermiued Czar.”
“The improvement of one’s time
is bnt buying every fleeting mo
ment out of the hands; of siu and
Men usually follow their wishes
until suffering compels them to
follow their judgment.
The liberty of doing eVils is
slavery, and the rationality of
thinking falsities is irrational.—
If people don’t find out for them
selves how smart you are, never
mind telling them; they don’t de
serve to know.
Style is only the frame to hold
our thoughts. It is like the sash
of a window—a heavy sash will
obscure the light.—Emmons.
Business shuts out from your
heart a guest who sits and shivers
in its ante-room in the cold society
of your convictions.
Any nobleness there may be in
you will show itself by your quick
recognition of nobleness anywhere.
Any littleness in your nature will
show itself in your ready fault
We are all of us more or less
echoes, repeating involuntarily the
virtues, the defects, the move
ments, and the characters of those
among whom we live.—Joubert.
The water that has no taste is
purest; the air that has no odor
is freshest; and of all the modifl-
catlous of manner the most gener
ally plcjasing is simplicity.
• Who reads
Incessantly, and to his reading brings
A.spirit and judgment equal or superior,
Uncertain and unsettled still remains,
Deep-versed in books, but shallow in
Perseverance is the only leader
who always conquers, and success
,is the grand sequel to every life,
whose beginning and continuance
has been lofty, patient endeavor.
“With time,” says a Chinese
proverb, “a mulberry leaf becomes
satin; but-it is only by the earnest
toil ot the worm, and afterwards
by patient hands carrying it
through various tedious processes.”
The boy or man who has a defi
nite purpose in life—who feels
that he has a mission to fulfill—
does not wait opportunities, but
makes them. There is an axiom
for which, like many other wise
things, we are indebted to the
Empire of the celestials, that “only
great souls have wills—feeble ones
1 see not a step before me,
And I would not if I could.
For I know that to those whom
There can happen only good.
Earnest, unremitting effort al
ways involves the exercise of pa
tience, and are there not “great
crowns laid up”—as St. Basil af
firms—as a recompense for this
sublime virtue? It is recorded of
Tamerlane that he once learned
from an insect—doubtless the pro
verbial ant or spider—a lesson of
persevering industry, which had a
striking effect upon his future suc
cess and character.
The man in church who sings
heartily knows less of the discords
and disagreeable tunes than the
other one who sits as a listeuei*.
It is so in anything—he who is
actively engaged in work, helping
with might and main, sees infinite
ly less to complain of than his lazy
brother, who is nothing better than
The total losses by fire in the
United Stated during January and
February are estimated at $17.-
A cowardly man once kicked a
newsboy for asking him to buy a
paper. The lad waited until an
other newsboy had approached the
Same man, and then shouted, in the
hearing of all the bystan ders, “It’s
no n.se to try him, Jim; he can’t
my own shoulders. Now with you
it is different. The man who would
blame you lor being a fool would
blame a negro becausi-. liis hair
Gen. Brady, who during the war
was the coinrnaiulaht of the famous
Federal prison £^t Point Lookout,
is now a resident, of Fayetteville,
where he,has purchased property,
and will soon eiept a large factory
ou the site of oue burned in 1865.
Rev. George A. Gordon, of the
Old South Cimfclr, Boston, has a
salary ot $8,000 a 'ye.ar, with par
sonage, and is scad to be'the best
paid minister ^f his age in the
world. Ton years ago he was learn
ing a mechanic’s"trade, and be is
not yet quite thirty.
Dr. Olemenceau, the distinguish
ed leader o^'’’lie’ Extreme Left in
the Frenci = 'lamber of Deputies,
was not btil,. :i 'teacher of French
literature' iii Hartford, (Conii.,
boarding school betv,een the fall of
1867 and the summer of 1868, but
he won as a wifooiie of the pupils,
Miss Plummer, of Durand, Wis.,
who i.s said'to have left that city
with her parents while a child.
He returned from France to marry
her in 1869. ,
They were talking about the
cases of small-pox that are alleged
to prevail over in San Antonio.
One of the gentlemen, who had
just returned from Sau Antonio,
remaiked that there was not much
danger, as the patients had been
isolated. Mrs. ’’ Woirel Atherton,
who tliinks she knows everything,
spoke up, and said; 'Tt don’t make
any difference how many timeB
you have been isolated, if it don’t
Frederick N. Crouch, the com
poser of “Kathleen Mavourueeu,”
is a gray haired man. who lives ou
poor fare in Ea.ltimore. A tattered
coat of Confederate gray keeps
some of the cold out. He is now
out ot employment, and too old to
help himself. He has a wife and
five children. He tries to smile
cheerily at fate, but admits that he
A little girl who ran home from
school, all out of breath, said: “0,
please, ima, may I get married and
have a husband'?’’ “ My child !”
exclaimed the astonished mother,
‘ ‘don’t let me hear, such words from
you again!” ‘ Well, then, may I
have a piece of bread and butter
aud go out to play in the back
Brown mistakes his man
“Come,” said Brown, “you must
give so'methiifg for our fair. Why,
even Stodkius came down hand
somely. I didn’t'expeci anything
from him. He has a bad name,
you know, but charity covereth a
multitude of sins. Come, now,
what shall I put you down for ?”
“Well,” replied ' Fogg, “I guess I
don’t care to have my sins covered
up; no hyf)qcrite about me. Good-
Here is the “very latest.” A
patent has been taken at Gorlitz,
Germany, for an invention which
will make it difficult for burglars
to escape detectioh. Ju the ueigh-
borhood of a s'afe an apparatus is
placed, which, on being touched,
immediately starts an electric
light, and at the same time uncov
ers a prepared plate, on which the
burglar’s pbotograpli is taken,
while an alarm is sounded.
‘•Didn’t yoii know any better
than to behavej as you did last
night at the piGty?” inquired Col
onel Biceps of Colonel Calkins ;
“you made a regular fool ot your
self.” ‘‘I did',’’dtrlT?” replied Cal
kins. “Mo:St Assuredly you dill. I
was really ashamed of you.” “That’s
all right. You say I made a fool
of myself. 'That-puts the whole
responsibility of beiag a fool ou
We cannot have too high a stan
dard, nor aimsjoo lofty, JThink of
Xeuxis painting grapes so natur
ally that birds came to pick them;
of LlniijEus, whose fame is wider
thau earth’s broad expanse of
herbs aud flowers; of Handel, a
Leviathan in bis profession ; and
of Mioliml Angelo cowering so high
in the realm ot art that the mam
moth structure at Rome, of wliich
he was the architect, is bnt a type
of bis immortal greatness.
'i'he first Napoleon says of Vic
tory that “it belongs to the most
persevering,’’ while Geethe's opin
ion of energy was, that it could
level all obstacles, and reach the
proudest summit ol distinethm ev
er attained by man. Have we not
also the testimony of A. T. Stew
art, who, though known only to
tlie world as the povssos.-ior of mil
lions, found in analyzing his own
career and watching the progress
of others, “that; ilic only essential
elements of succo'ss are inteiuse la
bor and persistent application,
without which,” lie adds, 'hio abil
ities, however splendid, can com
Every unw^arthy caiulidate
received is not only adruitriug
an impure h'vin awd defiled
hand to mini^tor at the altar,
but i.s an imoeiTtfcc pioco of
work in tiio sym'oulic temple
and a living monument to tii©
disgrace of Masonry.
A gentleman in this city
has in his po-ss^ssion an open
face w’afcii which has been in
bis famil}’ siiuo 1803. It sliil
has the original crystal in it,
wliicil has never heen bn. ken,
although it has been worn
through two wars,that of 1812
and the late war between the
States.—News and Observer.
Coiumitteeson Orphan Asylum
Lily Valley Lodge, No. 252—John
R. Hill, William H. Itiddick, Eras-
tus Bajley. •
Eureka Lodge, No. 283—G. A. J.
Sechler, S. G. I’atterson, Charles W.
Fulton Lodge, No. 99—\ Parker,
r-f. W, Taylor, J. Samuel McCub-
Mount Energy Lodge, No. 140—
Henry Haley, John Knight, H. F.
THE REV. C. T. BAILY SAYS:
Raleigh, N. C., Sept. 11,1882.
I am insured In the Valley Mutual
Insurance Company of Virginia, and
regard mv policy in said company the
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It affords me pleasure to commend the
Company, and its agents Mr. George C.
Jordan, to any of my friends and ac
quaintances he may chance to meet.
. C. T. Baily.
DR, EUGENE GRISSOM SAYS.
Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 17,1883.
Geoege C. Jordan, Esq.,
Dear Sir—I am much pleased with
mv investment in a policy in the Val
ley Life Insurance As80ciati,)n of Vir
ginia. It has the convenience of small
assessments at a time, which can be
most easily met. ■ Yours truly,
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MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, STAIR
RAILS, NEWELS, BUILDERS’
Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty
AND BUILDING IffATPKIAL
OF CVEItY DESCKIPTIOl^.
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V.iU n-all riUCK tln-lr C;»tR-
for coniaiiiin}; a
full I'rire - List of
I'iowcr, I’ioid aud Gardeu
KulUfi, OruninontJil GraBises,
aud IinmorteUes, Gladiolus,
Lilies, Roses, I’lants, Garden
tr.ated. OvorlOOpages. Address
179-183 East Main St. 200-206 Randolph St
TO BUY YOUf£ GOODS.
I still offer the “ Best
Goods for the Least
February 19Lb, 1883,
1,000 yards bu.st 4-4 IVreuls.
7,600 yards best Now Style Prints.
1,000 yards best New Stylo Cli.uubray
10-4 Brown and Bleached Sheeting.
25 CIiAlE.mYT QUILTS.
2,000 yards 4-4 sheeting.
20 pieces assorted plain and plaid Pop
20 pieces assorted Cottonades for Puun
20 pieces Piques—BIO BiARGAINS.
20 pieces checked piques—Big Bargains
A LANDIS, Jr.,
NE WSTYLE Corsets, Braids, Ilosiory^
Needles, Pins, Spool Cotton. Larre
stock split and single Zephyrs.
NEW STOCK OF TEE
Celebrated Shaw’s Gilt
Lustre, Band and
Complete Tea and Dinner Sets.
Wood & Willow Ware,
Tinware, Crockery, Ac.
Large stock of
^ FARM BELLS, &C.
New Stocks of
Large stock of
Spring and Summer
SPRING AND SUMMER
A. LAilS, JR.
By authority I announce that I am
SOLE AGENT for this county for the
Connecticut State Penite ti ry
Men’s aud Wosiien’s Shoes.
These goods will be ready for sale by
the 15th of Mai'ch. I am authorized to
warrant every pair. I will also add
ti;at they are the cheapest goods ever
offered in this market. Nothing fancy,
but plain, substantial goods.
J®“Don’t purchase until you see
I am sole agent in this county for the
celebrated ZEIGLER BiiOS’
LADIES* aud MEIN’S SHOES,
Without doubt the best goods sold any
where for the money.
A LANDIS, Jr.