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Thirty-Sixth Annual Report of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Superintendent of the Oxford Orphan Asylum, Oxford North Carolina to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina A. F. & A. M. for the Year Ending October 31, 1908:
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(title page) Thirty-Sixth Annual Report of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Superintendent of the Oxford Orphan Asylum, Oxford North Carolina to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina A. F. & A. M. for the Year Ending October 31, 1908
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THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
TREASURER AND
SUPERINTENDENT
OF THE
OXFORD ORPHAN ASYLUM
TO THE
GRAND LODGE OF
NORTH CAROLINA
A. F. & A. M.
FOR THE
YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 31, 1908


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Report of the Board of Directors.

To the Grand Lodge of Masons of North Carolina:

        In the language of Governor Glenn in his Thanksgiving Proclamation: "Another year has come and gone, bringing its sorrows and its joys, its reverses and its prosperity; but if a true account is taken, we will find our mercies largely exceed our ills; and therefore, we have much for which to be thankful."

        If all the Masons of North Carolina attended the annual meetings of the Grand Lodge, or had at some time visited our Orphan Asylum, it would only be necessary for this Board of Di.ectors to report on the mere business affairs and condition of the institution. But there are hundreds of good Masons who have not been present at any communication of this Grand Body and have never visited our Orphans' Home at Oxford. Many are ignorant of thes cope of the work and know but little of its importance and magnitude. Therefore, it is deemed proper in presenting this annual report to refer briefly to the history and objects of the institution for the information of those who are not familiar with its history.

        The Oxford Orphan Asylum was designed as a home for destitute orphans and was opened in the early part of the year 1873. Its most sanguine friends never dreamed that it would ever reach its present proportions. The efforts of the Masons of the State and the liberality of her people have been wonderfully blessed, and since its establishment more than three thousand children have been cared for, and there are now within the protecting walls of the "Home" over three hundred fatherless little ones who are receiving not only an education, but are being trained in the useful employments of life. Each child old enough is taught some useful trade or employment, and all are trained in habits of industry, neatness and order. The boys are


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taught such trades as are suited to their sex, and the girls are instructed in every kind of work a woman should know how to do and have done. Great care is taken with their moral and religious training. They are taught to "search the scriptures" as the rule of life. Nothing of a sectarian character is permitted. Nearly every denomination in the State is represented on the Board of Directors, and the teachers and officers are selected for their qualifications and without the influence of craft or creed.

        The Board of Directors is pleased to report to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, and to the people of the State, that the Oxford Orphan Asylum is in good condition in all respects. It is well officered, its financial condition is fairly satisfactory, the inmates are healthy and happy, and the institution continues to enjoy the confidence, affection and sympathetic support of the public.

        The latter part of November, 1907, after the close of our fiscal year, we were informed by Mr. W. T. Dortch, of Goldsboro, that Mr. L. E. Pridgen, of Greene County, having died, had left a will in which he named as residuary legatees of his estate the Odd Fellows' Orphan Home at Goldsboro, the Oxford Orphan Asylum at Oxford, and the Methodist Orphanage at Raleigh; that the will is being contested by relatives, but if upheld, it will be worth from twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) to three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars to the Oxford Orphan Asylum.

        Bro. F. D. Winston, the then Grand Master, employed Governor Aycock to represent us in the contest. Under date of July 16th Mr. Dortch, who is the executor, wrote that he would ask at the next term of Greene County Superior Court to have the case removed to another county for trial. A more recent letter from our attorney states that he does not know when the case will be tried, probably not before next spring.

        By comparing the receipts for 1907 and 1908 you will find that there has been a large decrease this year which in our opinion has been caused by the floods of last summer,


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thereby diminishing the receipts from the concerts by about fourteen hundred ($1,400.00) dollars, by the frequent calls for contributions to the Temple, and by the fear of hard times.

        In view of the fact that the Temple has been completed and should cease to be a drain on the funds of this Grand Body and the increased cost of provisions and clothing, we ask for an appropriation of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars. In 1900 when the Asylum cared for 215 children, we were given three thousand dollars; now we have 325 to provide for.

        We recommend the passage of a resolution defining the status of children whose mothers or fathers remarry. It is our opinion that such remarriage ends our jurisdiction over such children, for they are orphans no longer and therefore are not proper subjects for orphan asylums. They should be returned to their parents unless after an investigation by a member of the Board of Directors, their homes are found to be unsuitable.

        Again, when children are placed in the Asylum by parents or friends and their custody is surrendered to the institution, they authorize the management to place them in homes, or have them adopted, as may be for the best interest of the children. When about to be placed in homes, these parents or friends object, or interfere and induce the children who have been placed to leave, thereby violating their contract with the institution. In all such cases the child or children ought to be returned to their former homes. If this is not done, the relatives or friends seem to have taken charge of the management of the institution instead of the Board of Directors and the officers whom they have appointed to carry out their directions. This may be a hardship in some cases, but unless definite action is taken in the premises, it looks as if the institution will soon be filled to a large extent with such children.

        At our meeting in December, 1907, Col. Hicks was authorized to begin the erection of an office building and work on it was commenced last spring. At the meeting in June


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work was ordered to be discontinued when the building was under roof. Scarcity of funds was the cause of this action. There is pressing need of such a building and we trust our brethren of the local Lodges will see their way clear to contribute the funds to finish it, to accomplish which will require about fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars.

        We return our thanks to our venerable Superintendent, officers and teachers for the faithful and unselfish services they have rendered during the year.

Fraternally submitted,

(Signed) S. M. GATTIS, G. M.,
Chairman ex-officio.

T. A. GREEN,
N. B. BROUGHTON,
J. M. CURRIN,
JOHN W. COTTEN,
C. W. TOMS,
DRED PEACCCK,
E. F. LOVILL,
G. ROSENTHAL,
Directors.

November 1, 1908.


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Report of Treasurer.

To the Board of Directors of the Oxford Orphan Asylum:

        GENTLEMEN:--I have the honor to submit my report for the fiscal year ending this day with receipts as follows:

        
From State appropriation $10,000 00  
From Grand Lodge appropriation 3,000 00  
From Lodges, Chapters, R. & S. Masters and Commanderies 3,591 61  
From Chapters of the Eastern Star 56 82  
From Junior Order U. A. M., Morganton 1 90  
From individuals 903 16  
From churches, schools and Sunday schools 129 31  
From mite boxes 3 40  
Total appropriations and contributions   $17,686 20
From Singing Class concerts, including picnics and excursions (net Singing Class $6,663 00).   7,939 72
From sale of refreshments on Saint John's Day 390 42  
From labor of boys in Furniture Factory 180 94  
From Sash, Door and Blind Factory 7,766 31  
From Printing Office 5,010 80  
From Shoe Shop 828 05  
From sales of farm products, meals, clothing, etc. 221 01  
Total sales and receipts several departments   14,397 53
From Mrs. Baird Legacy for 1906, 1907 and 1908   200 00
From interest and dividends and rent   574 80
Transferred from disbursement account of Col. Hicks   250 00
From Hays & Booth, amount paid them in error   62 50
From J. W. Rowell, refunded on account Singing Class   9 00
    $41,119 75
Balance on hand November 1, 1907   5,891 06
Total   $47,010 81
The disbursements during that period amount to   46,553 71
Leaving a balance of   $ 457 10


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        Itemized statements of receipts and disbursements are hereto attached. The payments on account of the:

        
Sash, Door and Blind Factory are $ 7,585 55
Printing Office 4,579 45
Singing Class 1,002 22
Interest and dividends 554 80
Office building 3,099 32
Total $ 16,822 34

        Which amount, when deducted from the receipts. leaves $29,731.37 for maintenance, etc.

        The report of Mr. B. N. Duke, Trustee, shows that he held on the 31st of October for the Asylum:

        
173 shares of the preferred stock of the Erwin Cotton Mills $ 17,300 00
Cash 919 00
Total $ 18,219 00

        In addition to which your institution owns the following sums:

        
Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, Trustee $ 4,000 00
Grand Lodge of North Carolina 1,000 00
Thirty-seven shares preferred stock of the Oxford Cotton  
Mills, costing 3,040 00
Total $ 26,259 00

        An increase during the past year of $2,151.00, all of which except $88.07 was derived from interest, dividends and legacy. Believing it will be of interest to the Fraternity I have computed the receipts during the seventeen years I have served you as Treasurer,

        
And find they amount to $521,823 79
And those for building purposes 41,061 66
Making a grand total of $562,885 45

        The smallest receipts were in 1895, when they amounted to $17,276.67 for eleven months, the fiscal year having been


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changed from December 31st to November 30th. The largest amount was received in 1907, $53,220.40, which included the sale of the Minneapolis property, $6,143.85.

        All of which is

Fraternally submitted,

G. ROSENTHAL,
Secretary and Treasurer.

October 31, 1908.


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RECEIPTS.

1907
NOVEMBER.

        
Balance brought forward $ 5,891 06
Chalmers Lodge, No. 151 5 00
Healing Springs Lodge, No. 467 5 00
Pleasant Hill Lodge, No. 304 3 25
Selma Lodge, No. 320 2 25
Enfield Lodge, No. 447 25 00
Atlantic Lodge, No. 238 5 00
Wake Forest Lodge, No. 282 5 00
Coharie Lodge, No. 379 1 22
Central Cross Lodge, No. 187 11 55
Winton Lodge, No. 327 10 00
Hall Lodge, No. 53 5 00
Winterville Lodge, No. 523 1 60
Randolph Lodge, No. 309 6 80
Dunn's Rock Lodge, No. 267 12 25
Blue Ridge Lodge, No. 435 4 10
Revolution Lodge, No. 552 10 00
Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 143 5 00
East La Porte Lodge, No. 358 5 00
Harmony Lodge, No. 340 10 00
Mount Olivet Lodge, No. 195 2 00
Rock Spring Lodge, No. 341 10 00
Unaka Lodge, No. 506 6 01
Waynesville Lodge, No. 259 9 82
Stokes Lodge, No. 32 20 00
Pleasant Hill Lodge, No. 304 5 00
Seaboard Lodge, No. 378 10 00
Youngsville Lodge, No. 377 5 00
St. Paul's Lodge, No. 474 3 36
Hickory Lodge, No. 343 1 35
Luke McGlaughan Lodge, No. 504 5 00
Fairfield Lodge, No. 520 15 05
Leaksville Lodge, No. 136 14 00
Black Creek Lodge, No. 330 5 00
Hiram Lodge, No. 98 10 00
Pigeon River Lodge, No. 386 10 00
Currituck Lodge, No. 463 10 00
St. John s Lodge, No. 1 94 50
Patterson Lodge, No. 307 14 00
Snow Lodge, No. 363 20 00
Berea Lodge, No. 204 7 25
Grimesland Lodge, No. 475 25 00
Ivy Lodge, No. 406 2 00
Hatcher Lodge, No. 310 8 00
St. John's Lodge, No. 3 87 33
Orr Lodge, No. 104 7 50
Winterville Lodge, No. 523 13 25
Lenoir Lodge, No. 233 36 00
Knap of Reeds Lodge, No. 158 14 00
Carried forward $ 6,494 50


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Brought over $ 6,494 50
Johnston-Caswell Lodge, No. 10 27 85
Stonewall Lodge, No. 296 10 00
Royal White Hart Lodge, No. 2 5 00
Orr Lodge, No. 104 12 50
Morning Star Lodge, No. 85 6 00
Mattamuskeet Lodge, No. 328 5 00
Catawba Lodge, No. 248 25 00
Gatesville Lodge, No. 126 11 08
Corinthian Lodge, No. 542 10 00
Roland Lodge, No. 335 15 00
Phoenix Lodge, No. 8 15 00
Kilwinning Lodge, No. 64 25 00
Eureka Lodge, No. 317 25 00
Salem Lodge, No. 289 34 47
Enfield Lodge, No. 447 and friends 36 50
Toisnot Lodge, No. 298 5 00
Scotland Lodge, No. 514 10 00
Greenville Lodge, No. 284 24 12
Hibriten Lodge, No. 262 and friends 17 00
Greenville Lodge, No. 284 3 35
Mount Holly Lodge, No. 544 10 00
Skewarkey Lodge, No. 90 25 00
Reidsville Lodge, No. 384 15 70
St. Alban's Lodge, No. 114 34 70
Hamlet Lodge, No. 532, and friends 31 50
Excelsior Lodge, No. 261 25 00
Wayne Lodge, No. 112 126 25
Widow's Son Lodge, No. 519 5 50
Rockingham Lodge, No. 495 2 00
Cleveland Lodge, No. 202 25 00
Forest City Lodge, No. 381 5 00
Oxford Lodge, No. 396, and frlends 20 25
King Solomon Lodge, No. 313 5 06
Buffalo Lodge, No. 172 1 50
Palmyra Lodge, No. 147 15 00
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106 2 00
Orr Lodge, No. 104, entertainment 10 00
William G. Hill Lodge, No. 218 100 00
Hominy Lodge, No. 491 4 00
Hines Brothers Lumber Company, Kinston 25 00
G. Rosenthal, Raleigh 10 00
R. R. Pinkston, Henderson 5 00
R. H. Clayton, Chapel Hill 2 00
J. A. Yarborough, Charlotte 2 50
Mrs. A. L. Duke, Washington, D. C 10 00
C. H. Belvin, Raleigh 10 00
Mrs. Carrie Neill, Charlotte 1 00
Mrs. J. W. Cole, Hillsboro 1 00
Mrs. Fanny Kornegay, Goldsboro 1 00
A. U. Kornegay, Goldsboro 1 00
Dr. W. L. Taylor, Stovall 1 00
Thomas H. Sutton, Fayetteville 1 00
A. L. Schenk, Canton 1 00
Carried forward $ 7,352 33


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Brought over $ 7,352 33
D. Y. Cooper, Henderson 15 00
A. J. Hester, Roxboro 10 00
W. S. Powell and others, Selma 2 15
Mrs. Ida Dixon and othhrs, Durham 2 00
Melville Dorsey, Henderson 5 00
Otto J. Wehner, Greenville, S. C. 5 00
John Benton, Rocky Mount 3 00
Selma Boys' School, by Selma Lodge, No. 289 10 00
West Salem Graded School 4 37
East Salem Graded School 1 16
J. G. Cooley, Sandersville, Ga 2 00
Thomas M. Gorman, Durham 1 00
W. B. Walling, Washington 5 00
W. L. London, Pittsboro 5 00
Alspaugh Cotton Mills, Taylorsville 10 00
James W. McGee, Mt. Olive 5 00
A. W. Shroyer, Durham 5 00
Z. W. Lyon, Oxford 5 00
Plymouth Graded School 5 00
Unknown friend, Edenton 1 01
B. S. Royster, Oxford 5 00
S. M, Gattis, Hillsboro 5 00
P. H. Jeter, Lynchburg, Va 5 00
Union Services, Newton 2 00
Mt. Olive Graded Schools 7 00
Union Services, Roxboro 3 50
Sash, Door and Blind Factory 932 65
Printing Office, subscriptions to Friend 287 40
Printing Office, advertisements 10 10
Printing Office, job work 28 56
Shoe Shop 104 50
Concert Singing Class, Greensboro 64 65
Farm 25
Sundries 1 50
Labor of boys in Furniture Factory 10 49
Rent 5 00

1907
DECEMBER.

        
Miss Baird legacy 50 00
Maxton Lodge, No. 417 52 65
Gastonia Lodge, No. 369 8 75
Gulf Lodge, No. 465 3 00
Spencer Lodge, No. 543 25 00
Oconee Lodge, No. 427 12 50
Caroleen Lodge, No. 510 5 00
Eno Lodge, No. 210 13 55
Pamlico Lodge, No. 300 9 57
Dan River Lodge, No. 129 26 00
Seaside Lodge, No. 429 5 00
Charity Lodge, No. 5 18 55
Columbus Lodge, No. 102 5 01
Lafayette Lodge, No. 83 24 60
Eagle Lodge, No. 71 10 30
Carried forward $ 9,196 10


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Brought over $ 9,196 10
Lawndale Lodge, No. 486 10 00
Mt. Hermon Lodge, No. 118 25 00
Belmont Lodge, No. 108 18 20
Pythagoras Lodge, No. 249 10 00
Roberdell Lodge, No. 507 3 75
Spring Hope Lodge, No. 481 6 60
Wanchese Lodge, No. 521 10 00
Louisburg Lodge, No. 413 20 50
Red Springs Lodge, No. 501 50 00
Ashpole Lodge, No. 528 5 25
Franklin Lodge, No. 109 10 00
Henderson Lodge, No. 229 65 56
Marietta Lodge, No. 444 3 35
Numa F. Reid Lodge, No. 344 28 80
Rountree Lodge, No. 243 10 00
Shelmerdine Lodge, No. 545 4 15
Siler City Lodge, No. 403 20 21
Plantagenet Commandery, No. 1, K. T 25 00
Eureka Lodge, No. 283 20 50
Concord Lodge, No. 58 13 00
Oxford Lodge, No. 396 4 75
Carthage Lodge, No. 181 2 30
Hickory Lodge, No. 343 2 76
Mooresboro Lodge, No. 388 10 00
Ayden Lodge, No. 498 16 00
Rodger Lodge, No. 525 5 65
Wilmington Lodge, No. 319 50 00
Blackmer Lodge, No. 170 26 00
Fulton Lodge, No. 99 64 00
Henrietta Lodge, No. 460 5 00
Kenly Lodge, No. 257 11 05
Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 359 2 00
Hickory Lodge, No. 343 46 72
Aulander Lodge, No. 517 17 50
Seaside Lodge, No. 429 10 00
Blackmer Lodge, No. 127 8 25
Kedron Lodge, No. 387 6 00
Maxton Lodge, No. 417 36 09
Elkin Lodge, No. 454 10 00
St. John's Lodge, No. 4 61 50
Numa F. Reid Lodge, No. 344 10 75
Rehoboth Lodge, No. 279 2 40
Masons and Citizens, Winston 400 00
Bingham Lodge, No. 272 2 75
Hamlet Graded School 6 31
Ashboro Graded School 3 30
First Grade, Greenville Graded School 1 83
Pilot Mountain High School 80
Student's Normal College, Greensboro 10 50
Christian Chapel Church, Deep River 3 50
E. A. Howard, Mechanics 2 00
Alum Springs Baptist Church, Duplin County 2 00
C. E. Society, Methodist Protestant Church, Fairview 2 00
Carried forward $ 10,399 68


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Brought over $ 10,399 68
M. E. Church, Morehead City 8 75
Louisburg Public School 7 50
W. E. Merritt, Mount Airy 5 00
White Oak Sunday School, Calypso 4 18
Hines Brothers Lumber Company, Kinston 25 00
Roxboro Graded School 4 40
G. A. Anderson, Union Ridge 25
Bell School, Union Ridge 16
C. W. Toms, Durham 2 00
Mt. Olivet M. E. Church, Erect 1 50
S. A. Levy, Greensboro 2 00
Mrs. A. B. Russell, Macon 2 00
Mrs. D. S. Walker, Hillsboro 2 00
S. T. Morgan, Richmond, Va 25 00
Frank Gurley, High Point 10 00
Red Hill Woman's Mission Circle 3 25
C. Clarence Stamey, Fallston 10 00
Bruce R. Payne, Charlottesville, Va 10 00
A. W. Shroyer, Durham 5 00
J. M. Archer, Chapel Hill 2 50
L. V. Morrill, Snow Hill 1 00
John Pearce, Polloksville 10 00
J. C. McMurray, Roanoke Rapids 5 00
A. D. Betts, Shallotte 1 00
H. A. Chadwick, Polloksville 3 50
Sash, Door and Blind Factory 583 45
Printing Office, subscriptions 125 25
Printing Office, job work 764 06
Printing Office, advertisements 9 02
Shoe Shop 82 40
Sundries 10 06
Rent 5 00

1908
JANUARY.

        
State appropriation 2,500 00
Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, interest 42 75
Raleigh Savings Bank 41 80
Grand Lodge appropriation for 1907 3,000 00
Dividend on Oxford Cotton Mill stock 92 50
Mite box Orr Lodge, No. 104 7 00
Long Creek Lodge, No. 205 9 32
Black Creek Lodge, No. 330 1 25
Scotland Neck Lodge, No. 470 7 75
Winton Lodge, No. 327 10 00
Winterville Lodge, No. 523 1 50
White Stone Lodge, No. 155 10 00
St. Alban's Lodge, No. 114 21 00
Durham Lodge, No. 352 45 93
N. C. Ballon 5 00
Masons and others, Statesville 155 50
Lincoln Lodge, No. 137 2 77
Johnston-Caswell Lodge, No. 10 8 00
New Lebanon Lodge, No. 314 11 00
Carried forward $ 18,102 98


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Brought over $ 18,102 98
Ashpole Lodge, No. 528 3 26
Phoenix Chapter, No. 2, R. A. M. 10 00
Franklinton Lodge, No. 123 4 30
Royal White Hart Lodge, No. 2 3 15
Ellenboro Lodge, No. 535 5 00
Beaver Dam Lodge, No. 276 8 45
Mystic Tie Lodge, No. 237 5 50
Johnston-Caswell Lodge, No. 10 1 00
Liberty Grove Lodge, No. 407 10 00
Bald Creek Lodge, No. 397 10 00
Chapter O. E. S., U. D., Grapevine 1 00
Lois Chapter O. E. Star, No. 8 5 00
Greensboro Chapter O. E. Star, No. 14 3 75
Virgin Chapter O. E. Star, No. 17 4 10
St. Mary's Chapter O. E. Star, No. 5 5 00
Royal White Star Chapter O. E. Star, No. 19 16 00
Hollis Lodge, No. 535 4 30
Bryson City Chapter O. E. Star, No. 16 5 25
S. S. Drew, Henderson 5 00
Fifth Sunday School Vocal Union, Johnston County 3 15
W. H. Murphy, Dillon, S. C 5 00
C. A. Glover, Spring Hope 2 00
Misses Swindell's and Jarvis' School, Belhaven 3 07
J. J. McKanna, Reidsville 10 00
J. O. U. A. M., Morganton 1 90
Sash, Door and Blind Factory 814 51
Orphans' Friend, subscriptions 84 35
Orphans' Friend, advertisements 65 00
Orphans' Friend, job work 104 02
Shoe Shop 73 75
Labor of boys in Furniture Factory 69 59
Provisions and meals 18 89
Sundries 85

1908
FEBRUARY.

        
Marietta Lodge, No. 444 2 10
St. Paul's Lodge, No. 474 5 40
Rocky Ford Lodge, No. 430 3 00
Numa F. Reid Lodge, No. 344 11 66
Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 359 1 75
Winterville Lodge, No. 523 2 08
Mite box, Orr Lodge, No. 104 3 40
Hickory Lodge, No. 343 5 07
Henderson Lodge, No. 229 14 66
Lenoir Lodge, No. 233 3 00
Joppa Lodge, No. 530 5 46
Waynesville Lodge, No. 259 3 00
Craighead Lodge, No. 366 10 00
White Oak Sunday School, Calypso 4 98
Bethel M. P. Church, Davidson County 4 55
Sash, Door and Blind Factory 289 22
Printing Office, subscriptions 173 40
Printing Office, job work 110 79
Carried forward $ 20,122 64


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Brought over $ 20,122 64
Printing Office, advertisements 130 50
Shoe Shop 71 60
Provisions and meals 20 06
Sundries 12 27

1908
MARCH.

        
Camp Call Lodge, No. 534 3 15
Widow's Son Lodge, No. 519 5 65
Hickory Lodge, No. 343 2 20
Carolina Lodge, No. 546 7 63
Vesper Lodge, No. 554 5 00
Marietta Lodge, No. 444 2 00
Farmville Lodge, No. 517 4 00
Winston Lodge, No. 167 31 67
Grifton Lodge, No. 452 1 60
Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 359 1 00
Hiram Lodge, No. 466 2 00
Sanford Lodge, No. 469 2 00
Mt. Vernon Chapter, O. E. Star, No. 2 1 80
Randolph Lodge, No. 309 1 06
Johnston-Caswell Lodge, No. 10 12 75
Orr Lodge, No. 104 6 00
Sash, Door and Blind Factory 419 65
Printing Office, subscriptions 260 40
Printing Office, job work 72 10
Printing Office, advertisements 6 81
Shoe Shop 75 65
Labor of boys in Furniture Factory 47 47
Farm products 10 23
Provisions and meals 8 25
Sundries 4 54
Interest on Ellington note 60 00
Drs. Hays & Booth, amount paid them in error 62 50

1908
APRIL.

        
Mt. Hermon Lodge, No. 118   25 00
Mill Creek Lodge, No. 125   2 25
Mattamuskeet Lodge, No. 32   2 00
Rockville Lodge, No. 411   1 50
Hickory Lodge, No. 345   2 15
Marietta Lodge, No. 444   2 07
King Solomon Lodge, No. 56   3 10
Baltimore Lodge, No. 424   5 00
Lincoln Lodge, No. 137   4 36
Maysville Lodge, No. 547   2 00
Franklin Lodge, No. 109   2 95
Numa F. Reid Lodge, No. 344   8 20
Rowland Lodge, No. 335   3 50
Waynesville Lodge, No. 259   3 71
Biltmore Lodge, No. 446   5 00
Winston Lodge, No. 167   2 10
Reidsville Lodge, No. 384   5 00
Fairfield Lodge, No. 520   4 30
Carried forward   $ 21,558 37


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Brought over   $ 21,558 37
Ashpole Lodge, No. 528   3 84
Neuse Lodge, No. 97   1 00
Granville Lodge, No. 380   1 45
Siler City Chapter, O. E. Star, No. 9   3 60
Sash, Door and Blind Factory   414 52
Orphans' Friend, subscriptions   187 00
Orphans' Friend, job work   74 60
Orphans' Friend, advertisements   20 50
Shoe Shop   68 75
Farm   22 30
Sundries   6 67
Singing Class, cash from O. O. Asylum $ 15 00  
Concert at Franklinton 52 75  
Concert at Louisburg 68 79  
Friend 05  
Concert at Youngsville 45 00  
Concert at Smithfield 24 50  
Concert at Clayton 41 50  
Concert at LaGrange 38 95  
Concert at Jacksonville 114 00  
Friend 50  
Concert at Maysville 50 00  
Concert at Newbern 150 00  
Concert at Snow Hill 81 00  
Concert at Kinston 60 65  
  $ 742 69  
Less expenses on the road 90 28  
    652 41
Quarterly State appropriation   2,500 00

1908
MAY.

        
Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, interest   71 25
Joppa Lodge, No. 530   3 96
Marietta Lodge, No. 444   1 30
Hickory Lodge, No. 343   2 00
Orr Lodge, No. 104   5 00
Dillsboro Lodge, No. 459   3 50
Widow's Son Lodge, No. 519   4 00
Rodgers Lodge, No. 525   5 00
Winston Lodge, No. 167   1 13
Rowland Lodge, No. 335   1 58
Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 359   1 00
Coharie Lodge, No. 379   1 60
Dunn's Rock Lodge, No. 267   3 81
Sash, Door and Blind Factory   749 39
White Oak Sunday School, Calypso   7 49
Printing Office, subscriptions   207 72
Printing Office, job work   50 65
Printing Office, advertisements   10 00
Shoe Shop   68 85
Labor of boys in Furniture Factory   44 89
Meals   2 75
Hauling   13 97
Carried forward   $ 26,775 85


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Brought over   $ 26,775 85
Concert at Grifton $ 45 00  
Concert at Ayden 72 00  
Concert at Winterville 90 00  
Concert at Greenville 91 50  
Concert at Farmville 56 20  
Concert at Washington 75 00  
Concert at Williamston 61 74  
Concert at Belhaven 118 00  
Concert at Roper 60 00  
Concert at Hertford 67 00  
Concert at Elizabeth City 62 25  
Concert at Edenton 77 01  
Concert at Winton 57 00  
Concert at Ahoskie 60 45  
Concert at Aulander 51 25  
Concert at Rich Square 77 00  
Concert at Scotland Neck 56 00  
Concert at Tarboro 76 55  
Concert at Spring Hope 66 00  
Concert at Rocky Mount 82 38  
Concert at Elm City 50 00  
Concert at Selma 30 00  
Concert at Dunn 37 47  
  $ 1,519 80  
Less expenses on road 128 13  
    1,391 67

1908
JUNE.

        
Oxford Lodge, No. 396   2 63
Unaka Lodge, No. 268   10 00
Hickory Lodge, No. 343   3 10
Mt. Hermon Lodge, No. 118   25 00
Central Cross Lodge, No. 187   2 00
Youngsville Lodge, No. 377   5 00
Marietta Lodge, No. 444   2 00
Winterville Lodge, No. 523   3 65
Gatesville Lodge, No. 126   10 00
Winston Lodge, No. 167   2 44
Pleasant Hill Lodge, No. 304   5 00
Eagle Lodge, No. 71   10 00
Farmville Lodge, No. 517   5 65
Pine Forest Lodge, No. 186   1 25
Bugaboo Lodge, No. 490   2 75
Dan River Lodge, No. 129   3 00
Dunn's Rock Lodge, No. 267   1 87
Wake Forest Lodge, No. 282   5 00
State Road Lodge, No. 540   1 00
Southern Pines Lodge, No. 484   6 78
Burnsville Lodge, No. 192   4 41
Greenville Lodge, No. 284   10 23
Rockville Lodge, No. 411   1 00
Chalmers Lodge, No. 151   5 00
Carried forward   $ 28,296 28


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Brought over   $ 28,296 28
Excelsior Lodge, No. 261   14 45
Rockingham Lodge, No. 495   1 00
Johnson-Caswell Lodge, No. 10   16 00
Concord Lodge, No. 58   6 00
Adoniram Lodge, No. 149   2 00
Lone Hickory Lodge, No. 512   5 00
Raleigh Lodge, No. 500   10 32
John Pearce, Polloksville   4 00
R. R. Pinkston, Henderson   1 25
Sash, Door and Blind Factory   718 63
Printing Office, subscriptions   436 41
Printing Office, job work   129 20
Printing Office, advertisements   83 85
Printing Office, stationery sold   11 00
Shoe Shop   59 05
Farm products, meals, provisions, etc   21 60
Singing Class at Duke $ 76 50  
Singing Class at Fayetteville 105 50  
Singing Class at Hope Mills 32 50  
Singing Class at Red Springs 71 00  
Singing Class at Maxton 92 03  
Singing Class at Lumberton 211 97  
Singing Class at Fairmont 64 00  
Singing Class at Boardman 102 00  
Singing Class at Chadbourn 48 97  
Singing Class at Fair Bluff 55 00  
Singing Class at Whiteville 30 00  
Singing Class at Wilmington 133 35  
Singing Class at Southport 30 00  
Singing Class at Burgaw 55 00  
Singing Class at Clinton 25 30  
Singing Class at Warsaw 25 00  
Singing Class at Faison 20 90  
Singing Class at Mt. Olive 55 00  
Singing Class at Calypso 70 05  
Singing Class at Goldsboro 33 20  
Singing Class at Whitakers 50 85  
Singing Class at Enfield 60 55  
Singing Class at Weldon 56 40  
Singing Class at Jackson 60 15  
Singing Class at Roanoke Rapids 67 65  
Singing Class at Tabor Church 5 00  
Singing Class at Littleton 80 07  
Railroad fare refunded 4 02  
  $ 1,721 96  
Less expenses 152 87  
    1,569 09

1908
JULY.

        
Quarterly State appropriation 2,500 00
Interest from Raleigh Savings Bank 40 00
Dividend 37 shares Oxford Cotton Mills (preferred) 92 50
Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, interest 42 75
Carried forward $ 34,060 38


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Brought over $ 34,060 38
Mrs. Rebecca Baird legacy for 1906 and 1907 150 00
Winston Lodge, No. 167 1 08
Shawnee Lodge, No. 382 3 20
Greensboro Lodge, No. 76 and Corinthian Lodge, No. 542 10 00
Neuse Lodge, No. 97 1 10
Oconee Lodge, No. 427 12 75
Bayboro Lodge, No. 331 5 00
Oxford Lodge, No. 396 1 15
Lincoln Lodge, No. 137 1 80
Grimesland Lodge. No. 475 10 00
Spring Hope Lodge, No. 481 2 75
Golden Fleece Lodge, No. 74 2 61
Shelmerdine Lodge, No. 545 10 00
Cherokee Lodge, No. 146, and Grace Chapter, No. 10, O. E. S. 11 32
Holly Springs Lodge, No. 115 6 50
Numa F. Reid Lodge, No. 344 6 75
Polloksville Lodge, No. 175 5 00
Winston Lodge, No. 167 1 20
Leaksville Lodge, No. 136 10 00
Black Creek Lodge, No. 330 2 00
Montgomery Lodge, No. 426 8 87
Rolesville Lodge, No. 156 10 00
Greenwood Lodge, No. 419 6 00
Bingham Lodge, No. 272 3 66
Joppa Lodge, No. 530 2 31
Ashler Lodge, No. 451 2 00
Rolesville Lodge, No. 156 1 00
Eno Lodge, No. 210 6 54
Dunn's Rock Lodge, No. 267 7 50
Neuse Lodge, No. 97 2 60
Balfour Lodge, No. 188 25 00
Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 359 1 20
Kedron Lodge, No. 387 8 65
Wharton Green, Fayetteville 5 00
Rent from Mrs. A. Kelly's property 10 00
A friend 1 00
Sash, Door and Blind Factory 803 48
Printing Office, subscriptions 202 81
Printing Office, advertisements 8 37
Printing Office, job work 74 21
Printing Office, sale of stationery 5 00
Shoe Shop 48 90
Farm 6 04
Bread and provisions 14 42
Refund of phone messages, Singing Class 25
Sales on St. John's Day 390 42

1908
AUGUST.

        
J. W. Rowell, an account of board of Singing Class   9 00
Evergreen Lodge, No. 303   5 00
Glenville Lodge, No. 551   1 00
Oxford Lodge, No. 396   1 05
Carried forward   $ 35.985 87


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Brought over   $ 35,985 87
Shoal Creek Lodge, No. 518   9 66
Henderson Lodge, No. 229   17 39
King Hiram Lodge, No. 406   9 00
Radiance Lodge, No. 132   7 78
Patterson Lodge, No. 307   5 00
Monroe Lodge, No. 244   3 25
Mill Creek Lodge, No. 480   1 32
St. Paul's Lodge, No. 474   3 24
Winston Lodge, No. 167   3 80
Patterson Lodge, No. 307   2 45
Central Cross Lodge, No. 187   2 55
Stony Creek Masonic Picnic
Potecasi Lodge, No. 418
Rich Square Lodge, No. 488
Rich Square Lodge, No. 488
Charity Lodge, No. 5
Davie Lodge, No. 39
Winton Lodge, No. 327
Aulander Lodge, No. 516
Luke McGlaughan Lodge, No. 504
  156 38
Sash, Door and Blind Factory   750 59
Printing Office, subscriptions   175 33
Printing Office, job work   118 58
Shoe Shop   64 00
Provisions, meals, wood and sundries   21 23
Labor of boys in Furniture Factory   8 50
Oxford Orphan Asylum   3 00
Concert at Henderson $ 39 00  
Concert at Kenly 62 02  
Concert at Hillsboro 69 15  
Concert at Burlington 40 15  
Concert at Union Ridge 45 00  
Concert and Picnic at Albemarle 257 79  
Concert at Spencer 68 10  
Old Dominion Division No. 375, B. L. E 5 00  
Concert at Huntersville 50 00  
Concert at Mooresville 116 66  
Winston Lodge, No. 167, one-half of excursion to Mocksville 141 30  
Salem Lodge, No. 289, one-half of excurison to Mocksville 141 30  
High Shoals Picnic 158 80  
Concert at Concord 61 00  
Concert at Wilkesboro 30 00  
Concert at North Wilkesboro 71 20  
Concert and Picnic at Mocksville on account 375 00  
Concert at Elkin 43 55  
Concert at Liberty 61 00  
Concert at Siler City 33 10  
Concert at Sanford 27 00  
  $ 1,896 12  
Less expenses on road 289 09  
    1,607 03
Carried forward   $ 38,955 95


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1908
SEPTEMBER.

        
Brought over   $ 38,955 95
Joppa Lodge, No. 530   1 25
Widow's Son Lodge, No. 519   5 00
Hickory Lodge, No. 343   5 45
Lincoln Lodge, No. 137   1 90
Rich Square Lodge, No. 488   8 16
Marietta Lodge, No. 444   2 00
Wanchese Lodge, No. 521   10 00
Pleasant Hill Lodge, No. 304   4 95
Sanford Lodge, No. 469   2 14
Winston Lodge, No. 167   1 20
Grifton Lodge, No. 452   3 28
Unaka Lodge, No. 506   2 16
Neuse Lodge, No. 97   1 65
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106   3 50
Bayboro Lodge, No. 331   87
A. G. Bell, Apex   1 00
Myrtle Fuquay, Fuquay Springs   1 00
Fifth Sunday Vocal Union, Johnston County   6 00
White Oak Sunday School, Calypso   4 90
Sash, Door and Blind Factory   177 53
Orphans Friend, subscriptions   442 11
Orphans Friend, job work   29 60
Orphans' Friend, advertisements   4 50
Orphans, Friend, stationery sold   3 00
Shoe Shop   63 35
Sundries   23 03
Balance High Shoals Picnic $ 20 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Greensboro 125 80  
Concert of Singing Class at Sanford 22 50  
Concert of Singing Class at Carthage 53 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Aberdeen 31 45  
Concert of Singing Class at Hamlet 80 68  
Concert of Singing Class at Monroe 67 50  
Concert of Singing Class at McAdensville 43 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Dallas 85 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Gastonia 114 10  
Concert of Singing Class at Bessemer City 38 51  
Concert of Singing Class at King's Mountain 67 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Shelby 100 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Old Fort 69 08  
Concert of Singing Class at Canton 70 75  
Concert of Singing Class at Sylva 60 50  
Concert of Singing Class at Bryson City 82 25  
Concert of Singing Class at Waynesville 61 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Biltmore 43 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Morganton 55 30  
Concert of Singing Class at Hickory 107 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Lincolnton 80 32  
Concert of Singing Class at Newton 50 35  
Concert of Singing Class at Statesville 61 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Taylorsville 29 05  
Concert of Singing Class at Pittsboro 15 00  
Concert of Singing Class at Forest City 55 05  
Carried forward $ 1,688 19   $39,765 48


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Brought over $ 1,688 19 $39,765 48
Less expenses on road 179 41  
    1,508 78

1908
OCTOBER.

        
State appropriation   $ 2,500 00
Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, interest   71 25
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent, from Disbursement fund   250 00
Central Cross Lodge, No. 187   1 80
Shelmerdine Lodge, No. 545   6 02
Coharie Lodge, No. 379   5 00
Ashpole Lodge, No. 528   2 21
Oxford Lodge, No. 396   1 08
Rockville Lodge, No. 411   2 00
Lincoln Lodge, No. 137   2 43
Farmvil e Lodge, No. 517   3 10
Orr Lodge, No. 104   5 00
Hickory Lodge, No. 343   2 05
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7   4 06
Durham Lodge, No. 352   24 09
Durham Chapter, R. A. M. No. 48   6 96
Durham Commandery, K. T. No. 3   5 96
Durham Council, R. and S. M. No. 7   2 04
Joppa Lodge, No. 530   1 31
Jerusalem Lodge, No. 95   7 25
Marietta Lodge, No. 444   1 50
Leaksville Lodge, No. 136   1 30
Dunn s Rock Lodge, No. 267   2 00
Rent Mrs. Kelly's property   10 00
White Oak Sunday School, Calypso   2 16
Eubanks Drug Company, Chapel Hill   1 00
Grand jury of Hertford County   4 50
Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs, Florida   1 00
Sash, Door and Blind Factory   1,112 69
Printing Office, subscriptions   292 13
Printing Office, advertisements   35 50
Printing Office, job work   172 54
Printing Office, sale of stationery   4 43
Shoe Shop   47 25
Sundries   2 10
Concert at Asheville $ 303 10  
Concert at High Point 72 14  
Concert at Randleman 50 00  
Concert at Ashboro 81 50  
Concert at China Grove 36 50  
Concert at Mebane 66 00  
Concert at Raleigh 124 40  
Concert at Graham 46 00  
Concert at Roxboro 73 20  
Concert at Durham 150 80  
Concert at West Durham 42 00  
Concert at East Durham 34 50  
Refund balance expense Durham to Oxford 3 70  
Refund expense manager Liberty and return 3 71  
Carried forward $ 1,087 55 $45,867 97


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Brought over $ 1,087 55 $45,867 97
Concert at Charlotte (including contributions of Phalanx and Excelsior Lodges) 100 00  
  $ 1,187 55  
Less balance expenses on road 44 71    
    1,142 84
    $ 47,010 81


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DISBURSEMENTS.

1907
NOVEMBER.

        
Breedlove & McFarland, groceries $ 2 92
Paris Dry Goods Company 2 60
J. D. Brooks 2 75
Baird & Perkinson 3 15
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 17 00
Carolina Rice Mills 11 25
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 6 20
J. M. Thompson & Company 65 34
E. A. Saunders' Sons & Company 3 50
Joyner, Witz & Company 8 62
J. E. Hurst & Company 4 10
The Dunlop Mills 111 20
Odell Hardware Company 8 09
Bramhall, Deane & Company 3 04
Young & Shelden Company 3 40
James W. Ramsey & Company 21 66
Hinds & Noble 7 97
Binswanger & Company 8 50
Swindell Brothers 38 78
B. W. Wilson Paper Company 7 65
The Globe Wernicke Company 45 83
E. T. Jones & Company 34 77
American Bible Society 8 21
Richmond Type & Electrotype Foundry 20 40
Antietam Paper Company 158 52
Smith Courtney Company 7 88
Binswanger & Company 12 89
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 42 16
J. M. Thompson & Company 33 88
Southern Grocery Company 15 29
Bryan-Marsh Company 7 20
Swift & Company 32 12
Bertha Rosenthal 15 20
G. Rosenthal 50 00

1907
DECEMBER.

        
W. J. Hicks 1,341 71
W. J. Hicks 496 20
Drs. Hays & Booth 125 00
W. J. Hicks 39 00
J. B. A. Kern & Sons 44 50
J. J. Medford 11 13
L. A. Dames 8 35
Scott & Company 17 33
Swift & Company 19 50
Thomas-White Company 21 60
E. A. Saunders' Sons Company 35 85
J. F. White Company 200 26
L. Thomas 8 20
Breedlove & McFarland 17 83
Carried forward $ 3,208 53


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Brought over $ 3,208 53
R. L. Hamilton 12 05
J. G. Hall 8 25
J. E. Hurst & Company 89
Long, Blalock & Haskins 5 36
Landis & Easton 13 75
The J. P. Davies & Company 33 07
Parker & Hunt 64 45
C. A. Stacy & Company 1 15
R. H. Foerderer 7 34
Odell Hardware Company 4 90
C. H. Landis 38 56
J. Robert Wood 1 20
W. H. Gregory 16 25
Richmond Paper Manufacturing Company 23 10
Binswanger & Company 2 69
L. J. Steed 5 34
J. T. Kerr 1 15
Bramhall, Deane Company 4 27
John Wanamaker 3 73
G. B. Weiss & Sons 2 75
S. H. Jones 77 60
M. Blalock 49 08
Baltimore Maryland Engraving Company 3 75
Boney & Harper Milling Company 4 55
Boyd Packing Company 24 00
Carolina Rice Mills 7 14
George Blome & Sons Company 66 80
Daniel Miller Company 62 72
Paris Dry Goods Company 2 25
J. F. Edwards 32 31
J. M. Currin 2 00
N. B. Broughton 4 56
C. W. Toms 2 00
E. F. Lovill 26 00
John W. Cotten 11 98
G. Rosenthal 50 00
G. Rosenthal 4 81
G. Rosenthal 7 50
E. A. Saunders' Sons Company 50 35
J. T. Montgomery s Sons 6 50
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 122 50
Swift & Company 23 41
H. J. Heinz Company 52 37
Mitchell, Fletcher & Company 26 00
American Type Founders Company 7 58
J. M. Thompson & Company 11 55
B. F. Bond Paper Company 66 68
Antietam Paper Company 14 31
M. Hessberg 10 05
Binswanger & Company 31 76
Parker & Hunt 44 08

1908
JANUARY.

        
W. J. Hicks 1,315 18
Carried forward $ 5,680 15


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Brought over $ 5,680 15
W J. Hicks 594 30
John W. Cotten 8 55
Swift & Company 22 70
T. W. Wood & Sons 1 15
E. A. Saunders' Sons Company 60 26
American Type Founders Company 240 63
G. B. Weiss & Sons 70 84
M. Blalock 15 20
G. O. Pitts 161 43
Carey Machy & Supply Company 60 03
The Watkins Hardware Company 13 72
The Dunlop Mills 76 40
J. W. & D. S. Fuller 3 50
Raleigh Insurance & Realty Company 30 00
L. Thomas 42 22
C. H. Landis 23 78
J. J. Medford 14 40
Raleigh Iron Works Company 69 60
Landis & Easton 31 78
J. D. Brooks 5 00
J. G. Hall 18 09
Parham Brothers Company 1 20
R. L. Hamilton 12 85
Long, Blalock & Haskins 6 30
J. F. White Company 4 55
Odell Hardware Company 21 66
Scott & Company 6 00
Sydnor Pump & Well Company 2 14
John W. Cotten 6 00
J. F. Edwards 76 69
J. Robert Wood 6 66
Breedlove & McFarland 20 05
Baird & Chamblee 41 13
Cincinnati Cordage and Paper Company 124 07
Binswanger & Company 46 62
Knoxville Engraving Company 20 85
Tanner Paint and Oil Company 27 42
J. M. Thompson & Company 8 43
E. A. Sanders' Sons Company 8 91
B. N. Duke, Trustee 661 00
G. Rosenthal 50 00

1908
FEBRUARY.

        
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,421 96
Swift & Company 42 01
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 31 01
Naval Stores Supply Company 16 00
Stokes-Grymes Grocery Company 44 44
Mitchell, Fletcher & Company 76 00
Piedmont Produce Company 24 30
J. M. Thompson & Company 51 25
Thomas-White Company 19 20
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 160 87
Carried forward $ 10,283 30


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Brought over $ 10,283 30
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 12 87
Boney & Harper Milling Company 3 04
James I. Pritchett 16 05
Scott & Company 18 80
M. Hessberg 45 04
Binswanger & Company 3 66
J. L. O Quinn 5 30
W. J. Hicks 777 52
Baird & Chamblee 38 35
C. H. Landis 9 05
Durham Foundry and Machine Work 9 88
Sydnor Pump and Well Company 2 00
Westbrook Elevator Company 85 00
J. F. Edwards 8 65
C. A. Stacy Company 17 85
Odell Hardware Company 8 09
The J. P. Davis Company 16 54
Parker & Hunt 63 07
G. B. Weiss & Son 51 03
Long, Blalock & Haskins 18 96
John E. Hurst & Company 11 46
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 75 99
Carolina Rice Mills 7 96
Swift & Company 35 38
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 12 16
Scott & Company 20 70
Breedlove & McFarland 10 80
J. F. White Company 61 82
The H. Weisbrodt Company 4 95
Royster Brothers 10 20
Richmond Paper Manufacturing Company 8 23
John A. Ganger & Company 3 09
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 18 00
Pearl Cotton Mills 19 70
Cedar Falls Manufacturing Company 23 24
Columbia Manufacturing Company 16 17
Randolph Manufacturing Company 11 76
Scott & Company 13 20
Augusta Milling Company 82 87
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 12 88
T. W. Wood & Sons 27 80
Swift & Company 36 06
American Type Founders Company 2 14
The Morris & Eckles Company 42 86
J. J. Medford 77 44
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 42 15
G. Rosenthal 50 00

1908
MARCH.

        
W. J. Hicks 1,369 68
G. Rosenthal 4 22
W. J. Hicks 525 08
Breedlove & McFarland 19 47
Carried forward $ 14,151 51


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Brought over $ 14,151 51
J. F. White Company 16 99
Young & Selden 7 00
J. F. Edwards 10 15
Bullock & Crenshaw 11 75
C H. Landis 19 42
C. A. Stacy Company 6 49
G. H. Faucette 45 27
H. J. Heinz Company 15 05
Thomas White Company 24 00
Boney & Harper Milling Company 3 08
J. M. Thompson Company 51 76
Boyd Packing Company 21 84
E. A. Saunders' Sons Company 33 74
The Dunlop Mills 80 90
Scott & Company 5 80
C. C. Covington Company 115 70
Swift & Company 30 67
J. T. Montgomery s Sons 12 52
Daniel Miller Company 42 60
Long, Blalock & Haskins 9 54
Drs. Hayes & Booth 17 50
J. P. Stedman 6 70
J. G. Hall 9 10
H. W. Weisbrodt Company 19 40
R. P. Andrews Paper Company 7 06
Frictionless Metal Company 6 17
Gray & Dudley Hardware Company 2 72
Hirshberg, Hollander & Company 15 00
Breedlove & McFarland 10 80
Landis & Easton 18 13
Baird & Chamblee 39 99
Antietam Paper Company 229 23
E. A. Sanders Sons Company 20 73
Carolina Rice Mills 7 96
L. Thomas 19 10
Swift & Company 28 93
Odell Hardware Company 10 78
H. Mahler's Sons 100 00
Drs. Hayes & Booth 125 00
G. Rosenthal 50 00
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,425 93
Chandler-Byrd Company 17 50
Swift & Company 53 43
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 20 21
M. Hessberg 63 42
J. M. Thompson & Company 22 81
Binswanger & Company 25 93
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 15 00
Carrolina Roller Mills 137 75
T. W. Wood & Sons 15 00
G. Rosenthal, Secretary & Treasurer 6 15
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 607 55
Carried forward $ 17,870 76


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Brought over $ 17,870 76

1908
APRIL.

        
Jno. D. Briggs 110 81
Cincinnati Cordage & and Paper Company 46 78
American Type Founders Company 5 97
Boney Harper Milling Company 3 36
Swift & Company 26 98
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 5 00
R. L. Hamilton 4 25
M. Hessberg 79 78
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 59 55
Smith Courtney Company 4 00
Binswanger & Company 60 92
Thomas-White Company 29 70
Watkins Hardware Company 6 75
E. B. Moore 2 50
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 45 25
J. P. Davis Company 31 85
Long, Blalock & Haskins 12 70
J. F. White Company 55 18
J. G. Hall 4 75
T. W. Wood & Sons 30 20
G. H. Faucette 21 00
J. F. Edwards 4 93
Eagle Paper Company 24 99
Atlantic Refining Company 22 34
American News Company 4 50
J. Robert Wood 36 00
J. J. Medford 8 95
Landis & Easton 9 50
L. Thomas 7 37
Swindell Brothers 52 30
C. H. Landis 8 85
Gray, Dudley Hardware Company 46 70
Breedlove & McFarland 8 35
A. Williford 61 50
Bragg Brothers 9 00
J. B. Mays 223 67
John E. Hurst & Company 6 20
Whitaker Paper Company 35 45
Bramhall & Deane Company 7 50
Richmond Paper Company 65 92
Richmond Paper Company 41 74
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00

1908
MAY.

        
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,559 65
Richmond Type and Electrotype Foundry, ptg. material 13 65
Stokes-Grymes Grocery Company 27 47
Binswanger & Company 3 48
J. T. Montgomery s Sons 5 00
Swift & Bompany 13 98
Dunlop Mills 80 40
Carried forward $ 20,957 43


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Brought over $ 20,957 43
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 47 50
R. P. Andrews Paper Company 32 85
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 697 53
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 25 07
G. O. Pitts 9 50
J. F. Edwards 14 [misprint] 0
C. A. Stacy Company 24 [misprint] 7
Long, Blalock & Haskins 6 90
Daniel & Company 11 25
Oxford Furniture Company 2 91
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 64 20
Caldwell & Topping 153 85
Landis & Easton 2 50
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 5 00
White Oak Coal Company 54 73
Breedlove & McFarland 13 91
C. H. Landis 21 51
Parker & Hunt 93 87
John P. Stedman 4 60
Baird & Chamblee 51 71
Swift & Company 23 84
J. F. White Company 15 21
Odell Hardware Company 13 42
M. Hessberg 70 90
J. F. Veasey 203 85
John A. Ganger & Company 42 34
Smith-Courtney Company 5 34
Binswanger & Company 73 73
Swift & Company 26 18
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 72 75
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 5 00
E. A. Saunders' Sons Company 30 07
Samuel Bingham s Son Manufacturing Company 12 75
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 2 90
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00

1908
JUNE.

        
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,646 71
Carrolina Roller Mills 71 06
J. M. Thompson & Company 8 44
Carolina Rice Mills 8 00
J. B. A. Kearn & Sons 32 80
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 18 79
Thomas Martindale & Company 20 89
J. J. Medford 16 94
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 9 15
Swift & Company 60 38
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company 36 15
T. W. Wood & Sons 1 60
The Dunlop Mills 81 90
John D. Briggs 41 20
The J. P. Davies Company 47 77
Odell Hardware Company 19 60
Carried forward $ 25,065 55


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Brought over $ 25,065 55
Tower Manufacturing Company 13 34
Richmond Paper Manufacturing Company 5 23
Landis & Easton 10 64
John E. Hurst & Co 16 81
Binswanger & Company 6 32
Smith-Courtney Company 24 05
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 741 83
G. O. Pitts 536 57
L. J. Steed 5 61
E. B. Moore 5 00
Binswanger & Company 7 39
Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks 43 23
Thomas-White Company 30 60
Hirshberg, Hollander & Company 2 47
Goldsboro Brick Works 423 75
J. T. Montgomery 7 40
E. B. Moore 7 00
Boney & Harper Milling Company 1 92
J. F. Edwards 38 45
Long, Blalock & Haskins 5 00
Hamilton Drug Company 6 20
J. J. Medford 19 00
J. G. Hall 3 41
Horner Brothers Company 8 00
Harris & Turner 3 00
J. F. White Company 68 99
Breedlove & McFarland 9 17
George Paschall 91 50
Dunlop Mills 83 40
North Carolina Building and Supply Company 1 95
Ayer Tanning Company 25 17
L. B. Turner 5 32
J. M. Currin 2 00
Dred Peacock 11 05
John W. Cotten 13 10
G. Rosenthal 5 15
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 5 90
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,081 86

1908
JULY.

        
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 494 12
Drs. Hayes & Booth 62 50
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 942 99
Breedlove & McFarland 12 65
J. F. White Company 45 35
L. A. Dames 78 30
J. J. Medford 29 17
E. B. Moore 15 00
C. C Covington Company 40 38
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 143 81
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 50 89
J. T. Montgomery's Sons 4 00
Carried forward $ 30,411 49


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Brought over $ 30,411 49
Boney & Harper Milling Company 1 83
Landis & Easton 4 65
J. E. Hurst & Company 13 95
N. C. Cotton Oil Company 78 00
Richmond Paper Manufacturing Company 11 11
Edwards & Broughton Printing Company 30 75
Hamilton Drug Company 1 85
J. G. Hall 10 15
J. P. Stedman 4 95
J. Robert Wood 6 25
Young, Shelden Company 4 50
Thomas Mills & Brother 2 03
The Watkins Hardware Company 23 27
J. D. Briggs 75 80
Goldsboro Brick Works 282 50
Smith-Courtney Company 4 15
Binswanger & Company 32 69
R. H. Foerderer 7 70
M. Hessburg 70 46
J. F. Edwards 23 60
E. T. Barnum 148 74
M. Hessburg 8 11
L. Thomas 7 50
The H. W. Weisbrodt Company 95 60
Boyd Packing Company 18 48
Cincinnati Cordage & Paper Company 11 76
Bullock & Crenshaw 9 05
Swift & Company 172 05
A. Williford 25 50
Odell Hardware Company 10 78
Baird & Chamblee 260 24
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 500 00
Long, Blalock & Haskins 9 10
Ballard & Ballard Company 96 80
Parker & Hunt 133 79
E. B. Moore 8 50
Watkins Hardware Company 10 59
Tanner Paint & Oil Company 15 43
Binswanger & Company 13 80
Sanders Brothers Company, Incorporated 17 29
Anderson-Wilson Paper Company 1 25
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00

1908
AUGUST.

        
Mrs. E. B. Pope 13 50
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 929 78
H. Mahler's Sons 75 00
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 399 15
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 669 61
John E. Hurst & Company 6 17
Long, Blalock & Haskins 9 20
Landis & Easton 11 49
J. J. Medford 8 46
Carried forward $ 34,848 40


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Brought over $ 34,848 40
L. Thomas 4 26
E. B. Moore 4 50
Swift & Company 37 96
Upchurch Brothers 14 85
M. Hessberg 68 73
Morris & Eckels Company 11 66
Charles Winston 41 40
J. F. White Company 44 02
Hamilton Drug Company 1 85
J. D. Briggs 12 90
S. H. Jones 41 69
Block Diamond Manufacturing Company 4 20
Ball Engine Company 30 00
Binswanger & Company 31 79
Southern Printers Supply Company 2 04
Binswanger & Company 3 22
Antietam Paper Company 164 16
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 62 19
American Laundry Machinery Company 109 25
Thomas-White Company 27 00
J. F. Edwards 11 25
J. G. Hall 7 40
George Paschall 94 50
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 787 70
John W. Cotten 11 00
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00

1908
SEPTEMBER.

        
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 421 74
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 762 86
Henry & Cupp 270 01
Binswanger & Company 4 39
Goldsboro Brick Works 70 63
Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks 151 70
American Laundry Machinery Manufacturing Co 2 40
Standard Oil Company 3 60
E. B. Moore 14 50
Swift & Company 12 00
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 103 88
Eugene Falkner 18 83
The Dunlop Mills 100 20
A. Williford 15 00
E. N. Bragg 4 50
J. M. Thompson & Company 11 68
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 7 35
The J. P. Davies Company 31 85
Stewart Hartshorn Company 3 90
G. Rosenthal 2 90
Landis & Easton 28 13
Long, Blalock & Haskins 3 90
Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company 26 99
T. W. Wood & Sons 36 99
Carried forward $ 38,637 85


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Brought over $ 38,637 85
Upchurch Brothers 1 50
B. W. Wilson Paper Company 78 50
John A. Ganger & Company 10 78
J. F. White Company 52 37
Boney & Harper Milling Company 4 00
Breedlove & McFarland 21 48
J. J. Medford 12 27
Smith-Courtney Company 2 88
J. G. Hall 8 75
Carolina Rice Mills 5 47
E. B. Moore 4 00
C. L. Hanthaway & Sons 2 40
R. H. Foerderer 7 13
Binswanger & Company 3 42
Baird & Chamblee 130 62
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 4 80

1908
OCTOBER.

        
Binswanger & Company 54 86
Houghton, Mifflin & Company 17 04
Seeman Printery 4 75
Southern Stamp and Stationery Company 2 39
M. Hessberg 71 89
Ayer Tanning Company 29 59
B. W. Wilson Paper Company 4 09
Richmond Paper Manufacturing Company 26 97
Lester Book and Stationery Company 3 12
American Type Founders Company 18 16
Rutherford-Deitrick Company 3 98
Street & Cockran Company 9 33
Eugene Falkner 18 70
Southern Grocery Company 3 76
Carolina Rice Mills 7 90
Swift & Company 8 03
T. W. Wood & Sons 13 09
Pearl Cotton Mills 35 46
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,523 52
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 242 32
Henry & Cupp 275 65
Long, Blalock & Haskins 8 30
E. B. Moore 4 52
J. F. White Company 211 91
J. M. Thompson & Company 23 19
L. Thomas 2 92
Breedlove & McFarland 5 98
Mitchell, Fletcher & Company 75 50
National Packing Company 14 19
J. J. Medford 42 85
Swift & Company 11 84
John P. Stedman 7 22
J. G. Hall 12 34
Tanner Paint and Oil Company 11 05
Binswanger & Company 9 33
Carried forward $ 41,853 96


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Brought over $41,853 96
S. H. Jones 20 00
J. A. Ganger & Company 1 25
W. E. Cannady 14 16
Southern School Depository 2 10
American Book Company 36 60
Hamilton Drug Company 22 30
C. A. Stacy 53 70
C. H. Landis 36 01
Parker & Hunt 2 65
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 69 55
Piedmont Produce Company 2 37
M. Hessberg 77 67
J. F. Edwards 232 14
Eugene Falkner 18 73
Miss Sattie Marler 200 00
Drs. Hayes & Booth 50 00
Carolina Rice Mills 11 52
Carrolina Roller Mills Company 97 00
J. M. Thompson & Company 17 38
Daniel Miller Company 1 63
The Macmillan Company 18 75
Charles Winston 67 50
The J. P. Davies Company 31 85
Thomas Martindale & Company 77 35
E. A. Saunders' Sons Company 18 55
H. J. Heinz Company 30 47
Swift & Company 38 63
The Atkinson Company 21 25
B. N. Duke, Trustee 500 00
G. Rosenthal, Secretary and Treasurer 50 00
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 1,441 41
John E. Hurst & Company 203 27
T. W. Wood & Sons 2 00
E. A. Saunders Sons Company 48 25
A. Williford 7 50
North Carolina Cotton Oil Company 75 00
Jewett, Bigelow & Brooks 39 90
Binswanger & Company 33 49
Henry & Cupp 256 02
J. G. Hall 2 95
Hamilton Drug Company 13 25
J. J. Medford 131 69
Upchurch Brothers 5 67
Long, Blalock & Haskins 6 45
C. H. Landis 8 70
Breedlove & McFarland 8 05
J. F. White Company 81 53
Landis & Easton 9 11
Baird & Chamblee 26 95
J. F. Edwards 30 17
E. H. Crenshaw Company 1 20
Swift & Company 14 45
W. J. Hicks, Superintendent 431 63
Balance to new account 457 10
  $47,010 81


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Report of Superintendent.

To the Board of Directors of the Oxford Orphan Asylum:

        BRETHREN:--October 31st closed another twelve months' work of the Oxford Orphan Asylum and it is our duty and privilege to submit to you the thirty-sixth annual report of the institution. We purpose to make the report in a simple, brief manner and it should be made in a thankful, hopeful spirit.

ADDITIONS TO THE MATERIAL PLANT.

        The Office Building is under roof, but not yet completed. We believe it will not be long before we will have in hand the funds with which to complete this improvement.

        A permanent shed for the refreshment and dinner stands on Saint John's Day has been constructed. This shed will prove ultimately economical. It ministers greatly to the convenience and comfort of the large number of Masons and other friends who attend the annual celebration on our grounds.

        These and other less expensive additions have cost about $5,200.00, when the value of service rendered by wood-working shop and farm is included.

INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENTS.

PRINTING OFFICE.

        Our esteemed brother, E. W. Jones, who had for nearly nineteen years been in charge of the printing department, died January 23rd last. He was a faithful, valuable, successful worker. He made life brighter and better for many homeless children and others. We feel sensibly this great loss.

        Mr. F. W. E. Cullingford, of Danville, Va., in February assumed the management of the printing office. He resigned after three months to accept a more lucrative position. Since Mr. Cullingford's retirement, Mr. E. W.


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Harper, who was for some time associated with Brother Jones in the work, has directed this department.

        The Orphans' Friend and Masonic Journal circulation has grown a little and the paid up subscription list now numbers about 4,500 names.

        We still hope that the number of subscribers to this paper will soon be more than doubled. By specially active, systematic effort this result should surely be accomplished.

        The printing office financial statement is given in the appendix.

        Brethren and friends who have to send away from their home towns to get job printing done, can secure at our institution neat work, promptly executed, at reasonable cost.

        Eight boys are now under training in this department.

WOOD-WORKING SHOP.

        The wood-working shop did not last year approach the year before in volume of business done. The year was rather a hard one on an enterprise of this character. Its annual statement shows that it did not do well financially.

        A dozen boys are instructed a part of each day in this department and they are obtaining practical experience which should add considerably to their equipment for useful effort.

FARM.

        We have not had recently any of our boys at work in the Oxford Furniture Factory and, therefore, an increased number of larger boys have been engaged in activities on the farm.

        The farm and dairy afford opportunity for the wholesome, healthful labor and valuable training of many of our boys. We now have fifty-six young farmers and dairymen.

        This department can, we are sure, be of still greater service in the production of food for the Orphanage community and in the making of men. Our farm should be more nearly a model one.


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        The SHOE SHOP employs nine boys. It continues to do satisfactory work and is another helpful industry.

GIRLS' INDUSTRIES.

        The cooking, dining, sewing and laundry departments have necessarily been very active.

        So far as we can judge, many of our girls are receiving excellent training industrially. They seem to be making real progress in learning to do efficient work.

        We have four girls in the cook room, thirty-five in the dining rooms, fifty-eight in the sewing rooms, twelve in the laundry and two to perform service at the hospital.

SCHOOL.

        A ninth grade has been added to the course. This addition became practically a necessity and we believe it is proving its value. The direction of the school feature of our institution is a part of the many duties of our Lady Supervisor. A due share of interest and effort is given the school and the results are apparent and very encouraging.

        During the year four of our girls went from us to continue their studies in Seminaries or Colleges of the State.

HEALTH.

        The general health of the boys and girls has, during the greater part of the year, been excellent. No death has occurred in the twelve months.

        Scarlet fever appeared among our children the middle of October, but it has been of an unusually mild type. Very few of the children have been sick enough to be in bed. All cases of the fever, when discovered, are promptly isolated at the hospital. Our physician does not expect any considerable epidemic.

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION.

        In an Orphans' Home religious instruction and moral training are of first importance.

        It may be enough to say in this report on this subject


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that there are evidences, very clear and most inspiring, that God is at work in our midst and that many of the children are His servants and are growing stronger and better equipped for His service. This is a cause for deepest gratitude.

MISCELLANEOUS.

        Statements as to the movement of children to and from the institution, as to applications for admission of children and applications for children to enter homes and the customary financial tables will be found in the appendix or supplement to this general report.

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        We here mention the Singing Class tours. Interest in the concerts and in the cause the children were out in the State to represent has, we think, never been more greatly manifested. Had it not been for the heavy floods at the time of the second or western tour, the receipts from this source would likely have equalled the receipts of last year. On the first or eastern tour, favored with fair weather conditions, the financial returns were slightly in excess of those of 1907.

        With traveling expenses alone deducted, the amount credited Singing Class account during the year was $7,939.72. Of this amount $64.65 was a remittance from the tour of 1907. A few remittances from the tour of 1908 had not come in before the year closed October 31st.

        The net amount from the two tours of 1908 is found to be $6,663.20 after this amount is charged with the cash paid direct by the institution and with the printing department bill.

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        In March Bro. J. W. Rowell entered the special service of the Orphanage as Field Worker. As the concert tour began in April and Brother Rowell resigned the work in August, the greater part of his duties were in connection with the Singing Class.

        He is, we believe, a devoted friend and helper of this


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institution. His resignation was due primarily to conditions in his home. No one has been appointed to succeed him.

        In our judgment, brethren, a great opportunity is open to us to improve and extend the ministry of the Oxford Orphan Asylum by means of this field work well done. You will, I believe, agree with me that it is our sacred trust to see to it that such opportunities for rendering the institution more helpful are accepted.

        A capable man is required at least five months each year to accompany the concert class on its tours. During the last ten years ten different brethren have been with the class for a shorter or longer time. We have usually been blessed in the character of men obtained, but quite often we have been unable to secure the services of a suitable brother who could arrange to accompany the class during the whole of any one trip.

        A Field Worker can render especially valuable service on the concert tours and, during the remainder of the year, can be a most efficient assistant in the regular work at the institution and out in the State.

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        At this point may I heartily express thanks for the support accorded this work by Masons, members of the Order of the Eastern Star, teachers and pupils in our Public and Graded Schools and by many other friends of God and men.

        And may I also express sincere appreciation of the co-operation of the faithful and capable officers and teachers of the institution.

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        It has been and is still essential to the maintenance and extension of the work of the Oxford Orphan Asylum that our regular appropriations be largely supplemented by voluntary contributions. During the past year we have endeavored to care for more children than ever before. At the close of the year we had three hundred and twenty-five boys and girls on our roll. The cost of living has advanced.


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Our expense of maintenance has increased. We try to exercise the closest economy consistent with the interest of the work.

        Confidently we believe that our brethren and others will respond to the prompting of God and enlarge their gifts to meet this increased need. The possibilities for improvement of the work are great beyond measure.

FINALLY.

        God declares Himself to be Father of the fatherless. This institution stands among the many witnesses to this blessed fact. Its testimony is clear and strong.

        When the almighty and all-wise God calls us to service with Him. He thus expresses His love for us and for all men and He thus offers us an opportunity immeasurably great.

        Have we not abundant reason to hope that this work will go still more blessedly, inspiringly forward?

Respectfully submitted.

W. J. HICKS,
Superintendent.


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APPENDIX.

        Usual statement showing movement of children to and from the institution:

        
  Girls Boys Total
Children on roll November 1, 1907 163 154 317
Error last report   1 1
  163 153 316
Admitted during the year 20 32 52
Readmitted 1   1
  184 185 369
From roll during year 22 22 44
On roll November 1, 1908 162 163 325

        
  Girls Boys Total
Went to own people 8 16 24
Went to other approved homes 10 3 13
Went to school 4   4
Ran away   3 3
  22 22 44

        According to records, 96 applications for admission of children have been received and referred to Executive Committee during the year. Of these 67 have been approved by Committee or Board of Directors; 18 have been disapproved; 7 are yet to be referred to Board; 1 was withdrawn before action of Committee; 3 have not been reported upon.

        Records show that 108 applications for children to go to foster homes or to positions have been received in the twelve months.

        The institution has placed 10 girls and 3 boys in foster homes during the year.


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        The usual financial or cash statement follows. Treasurer's report gives itemized statement.

        

CLOTHING ACCOUNT.

Cost clothing, sewing room supplies and extra help $ 786 99    
Salary matrons 747 67    
    $ 1,534 66  
Less clothing and rags sold   8 51  
      $ 1,526 15

PROVISION ACCOUNT.

        
Cost provisions and kitchen supplies purchased $ 7,106 62    
Salaries matron and baker 854 00    
    7,960 62  
Less provisions sold, meals, bread, St. John's Day receipts, etc.   502 31  
      $ 7,458 31

GENERAL EXPENSE ACCOUNT.

        
Cost sundry supplies, furniture, postage, etc $ 2,581 62    
Salaries itemized below 2,708 31    
    $ 5,289 93  
Less labor boys in furniture factory ($180.94), sundry sales, etc   $ 213 88  
      $ 5,076 05
Salary paid superintendent $ 1,000 00    
Salary paid clerk and storekeeper 900 00    
Half salary paid lady supervisor 456 68    
Field worker, part salary $75.13 175 13    
Baker for extra work 50 00    
Drayman 199 00    
Extra help 27 50    
  $ 2,708 31    
Carried forward     $ 14,060 51


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Brought forward     $ 14,060 51

        

LAUNDRY ACCOUNT.

Cost supplies and new washer ($116.93) $ 401 56    
Salary matron 316 25    
      $ 717 81

        

HOSPITAL ACCOUNT.

Cost supplies $ 113 33    
Doctor's salary 300 00    
Salary matron 300 00    
      $ 713 33

        

FARM ACCOUNT.

Cost, labor, seed, fertilizer $ 2,294 83    
Salary farmer and assistant 797 00    
    $ 3,091 83  
Less sale products   69 30  
      $ 3,022 53

        

SHOE SHOP ACCOUNT.

Cost material, etc $ 813 94    
Salary manager 712 50    
    $ 1,526 44  
Less cash received for work   828 05  
      $ 698 39

        

WOOD AND COAL ACCOUNT.

Cost wood and coal $ 2,645 21    
Less sale of wood 1 00    
    $ 2,644 21  
Less fuel (estimated) for wood-working shop and printing office   400 00  
      $ 2,244 21
Net expenditures charged maintenance accounts above (average 314 children)     $ 21,456 78
Carried forward     $ 21,456 78


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Brought forward   $ 21,456 78

        

SCHOOL ACCOUNT.

Cost material, books etc $ 114 30  
Salaries teachers and half salary lady supervisor 3,985 07  
    $ 4,099 37
Net maintenance and school accounts   $ 25.556 15

        

REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS ACCOUNT.

Cash expended this account $ 393 58  
Less cash sales, rebates, etc 2 87  
    $ 390 71

        Taking into the calculation our inventories, which are necessarily rather inaccurate, we make the per capita cost of maintaining each child for the twelve months approximately $66.00 and of maintenance and education about $79.00 above the earnings of the institution and the donations in kind used.


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        Annual financial statements are rendered for printing office and wood-working shop.

        

PRINTING OFFICE.

  Cr.  
Cash from subscriptions,Orphans' Friend $ 2,874 31  
Cash from advertisements 384 15  
Cash from job work 1,728 91  
Cash sale stationery 23 43  
Received in trade for advertisements 57 10  
General Asylum work (school $15.03) 177 93  
Singing Class work 273 30  
Accounts receivable, (job $1,366.81, adv. $359.63 1,726 44  
Inventory material on hand 691 49  
Permanent improvements 300 00  
    $ 8,237 06

        

PRINTING OFFICE

  Dr.  
Material on hand last report 853 38  
Accounts receivable last report 1,113 23  
Expended paper, material, freight, etc 1,998 92  
Salaries 1,478 32  
Extra labor 893 29  
Postage, Orphans' Friend 208 92  
Work of smoothing stones, paid by advertising 7 50  
Proportion fuel account 100 00  
Wood-working shop bill 37 82  
Accounts payable 00  
    $ 6,691 38
Profit   $ 1,545 68


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WOOD-WORKING SHOP.

  Dr.  
Material on hand last report $ 4,716 68  
Fuel (estimated) 300 00  
Expended for lumber, etc 3,270 16  
Salary manager 900 00  
Extra labor 3,415 19  
Work by printing office 7 85  
Work by farm 97 50  
Accounts payable 12 20  
Bad debts 70 31  
Accounts receivable last report 2,553 83  
    $ 15,343 72

        

WOOD-WORKING SHOP.

  Cr.  
Cash from sales and work $ 7,766 31  
Accounts receivable 1,157 03  
Bill receivable 25 00  
Work and material for Asylum 2,022 85  
Material on hand 3,433 53  
Accounts payable last report 00  
    $14,404 72
Loss   $ 939 00

        

DONATIONS IN KIND. (Estimated)

Provision account $ 205 66  
Clothing account 540 38  
Farm account 47 15  
Hospital account 20 40  
General expense account 160 32  
Shop shop account 33 75  
Improvements account 110 00  
    $ 1,117 66


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NAMES OF CHILDREN IN THE OXFORD ORPHAN ASYLUM
YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 31, 1908, AND COUNTIES
WHENCE THEY CAME.

    ALAMANCE COUNTY (1)

  • Barham, Robert

    ALLEGHANY COUNTY (1)

  • Shores, Don

    ASHE COUNTY (2)

  • Phillips, Maggie
  • Phillips, Rosa

    BEAUFORT COUNTY (3)

  • Latham, Bertha
  • Latham, George
  • Norman, Nellie

    BERTIE COUNTY (6)

  • Gillikin, Donald
  • Hughes, Cottie
  • Perry, Alice
  • Perry, Susie
  • Williford, Sophie
  • Williford, Kate

    BUNCOMBE COUNTY (16)

  • Anderson, Bostic
  • Erwin, Dora
  • Erwin, Clyde
  • Erwin, Carrie
  • Luther, Robert
  • Luther, Lula
  • Rogers, Olivia
  • Rogers, Elizabeth
  • Rogers, Russell
  • Slagle, Latta
  • Smith, Alonzo
  • Smith, Bessie
  • Smith, Jesse
  • Smith, William
  • Tuttle, Hobart
  • Tuttle, Marion

    BURKE COUNTY (5)

  • Abee, Lydia
  • O Brien, Josie
  • Rudisell, John
  • Rudisell, Katie
  • Stamey, Avery

    CABARRUS COUNTY (4)

  • Cook, Clarence
  • Cook, Connelly
  • Cook, Lester
  • Walker, Grace

    CALDWELL COUNTY (6)

  • Capps, Frank
  • Capps, Calvin
  • Capps, Carl
  • Hartley, Ethel
  • Hartley, Donald
  • Hartley, Leland

    CARTERET COUNTY (3)

  • Bruton, Ashton
  • Bruton, Reginald
  • Jacobson, John

    CATAWBA COUNTY (3)

  • Allen, Bessie
  • Allen, Glenn
  • Allen, Wilson

    CHATHAM COUNTY (2)

  • Harmon, Read
  • Harmon, Matthew

    CLEVELAND COUNTY (1)

  • Hays, Bertha

    COLUMBUS COUNTY (3)

  • Hall, Henry
  • Hall, Philip
  • Hall, James

    CURRITUCK COUNTY (1)

  • Poyner, Loren

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY (10)

  • Barber, John
  • Barber, Martha
  • Barber, Murdock
  • Chason, Ila
  • Chason, Dewey
  • Hancock, Beulah
  • Hanoock, Annie
  • Hancock, John
  • Lassiter, Sam
  • Talbot, Ralpl

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    DARE COUNTY (1)

  • Green, Mary

    DAVIDSON COUNTY (3)

  • Betts, Edgar
  • Betts, Connie
  • Finney, Wm. Thos.

    DUPLIN COUNTY (7)

  • Brown, Lola
  • Brown, John
  • Nobles, Mary
  • Nobles, Jesse
  • Nobles, Ben
  • Nobles, John
  • Nobles, James

    DURHAM COUNTY (28)

  • Boger, Mary
  • Boger, Guy
  • Davis, Frank
  • East, Lillian
  • East, Garland
  • Gattis, Dwight
  • Graham, Vernon
  • Howell, Bessie
  • Howell, Harry
  • Howell, Haywood
  • Howell, Oliver
  • Howie, Annie
  • Latta, Lonnie
  • Maynard, Leland
  • Medlin, Ollie
  • Medlin, Willie
  • Medlin, Manly
  • Mitchell, Berthel
  • Perry, Virgie
  • Perry, Mary
  • Perry, Alma
  • Stanfield, Annie
  • Tucker, Pryor
  • Tucker, Helen
  • Ward, Ethel
  • Ward, Robert
  • Wilkins, Minnie
  • Wilkins, Willie

    FORSYTH COUNTY (5)

  • Huffines, Myrtle
  • Huffines, Boyd
  • Miller, Raleigh
  • Miller, Russell
  • Spainhour, Frank

    FRANKLIN COUNTY. (5)

  • Burnett, Minnie
  • Burnett, Giles
  • Burnett, Early
  • Clark, Irene
  • Clark, Arthur

    GASTON COUNTY (1)

  • Elmore, Sue

    GRANVILLE COUNTY (8)

  • Brummitt, Nettie
  • Harris, Mary
  • Hight, Virginia
  • Hight, Wylanta
  • Pitts, Jim
  • Sizemore, George
  • Tilley, George
  • Tilley, Corrie

    GUILFORD COUNTY (6)

  • Holden, Ivy
  • Osborn, Wilma
  • Otterburg, Leland
  • Wilson, Ida
  • Wilson, Carlton
  • Wilson, Beatrice

    HALIFAX COUNTY (5)

  • Champion, Thomas
  • Daniel, George
  • Daniel, Tom
  • Daniel, Susie
  • Moseley, Margaret

    HARNETT COUNTY (9)

  • Capps, Clarence
  • Draughan, Mattie
  • Draughan, Fitz
  • Draughan, John
  • Draughan, George
  • Kelly, Annie
  • Kelly, Herbert
  • Pridgen, Maggie
  • Pridgen, David

    HAYWOOD COUNTY (4)

  • Owen, Rufus
  • Owen, Grady
  • Owen, Glenn
  • Renno, Georgia

    HERTFORD COUNTY (2)

  • Minton, Vera
  • Minton, Ellie

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    IREDELL COUNTY (13)

  • Atwell, Hilary
  • Ellis, Glenn
  • Hudson, Annie May
  • Neill, Frank
  • Neill, Alice Flo
  • Neill, Buren
  • Oast, Bessie
  • Sherrill, Rector
  • Templeton, Dallas
  • Templeton, Eldora
  • Young, John
  • Young, Junius
  • Young, Reuben

    JACKSON COUNTY (4)

  • Painter, Francis
  • Painter, Charles
  • Sherrill, Bessie
  • Sherrill, Dora

    JOHNSTON COUNTY (6)

  • Hales, Bertha
  • Hales, Myrtle
  • Holland, Menda
  • Lancaster, Henrietta
  • Lancaster, Sallie
  • Watson, Bessie

    JONES COUNTY (1)

  • Bratcher, Eula

    LENOIR COUNTY (6)

  • Kennedy, Guthrie
  • Kennedy, Oscar
  • Murray, Albryan
  • Nobles, Auline
  • Rouse, Julia
  • Ward, Irene

    LINCOLN COUNTY (1)

  • Engle, Maggie

    McDOWELL COUNTY (1)

  • Gardin, Ernest

    MACON COUNTY (4)

  • Benfield, Pritchard
  • Benfield, James
  • Benfield, Matilda
  • Benfield, Marilda

    MADISON COUNTY (2)

  • Buckner, Roy
  • Buckner, Hiram

    MECKLENBURG COUNTY (16)

  • Biggers, Blandeno
  • Brown, Johnston
  • Davis, Lauder
  • Davis, Marvin
  • Hearn, Charlie
  • Hearn, Emma
  • Love, Olin
  • Love, Harry
  • McElwee, Addie
  • Morton, Essie
  • Morton, Sanford
  • Morton, Pauline
  • Raymer, Catherine
  • Teeter, Bertha
  • Teeter, Leslie
  • Teeter, Charlie

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY (1)

  • Barringer, Charlie

    MOORE COUNTY (2)

  • Black, Kathleen
  • McBride, Gertrude

    NASH COUNTY (12)

  • Batchelor, Ollia
  • Batchelor, Nancy
  • Batchelor, Eddie
  • Exum, Maud
  • Exum, Francis
  • Joyner, Annie
  • Joyner, Jesse
  • Joyner, Clarence
  • Seymour, Clara
  • Seymour, Robert
  • Seymour, Annie
  • Seymour, Eugenia

    NEW HANOVER COUNTY (6)

  • Bordeaux, Viva
  • Howie, Virginia
  • Howie, Bessie
  • Smith, Edna
  • Smith, Henry
  • Smith, John

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    NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (5)

  • Jones, Walter
  • Jones, Hattie
  • Jones, Kelly
  • White, Emma
  • White, Lillian

    ONSLOW COUNTY (10)

  • Kellum, Roy
  • Kellum, Elbert
  • Kellum, Leon
  • Morton, Rena
  • Morton, Bessie
  • Morton, Lena
  • Morton, Cathleen
  • Stanly, Paul
  • Stanly, Emmett
  • Stanly, Leon

    ORANGE COUNTY (6)

  • Davis, Thomas
  • Holden, Frank
  • Holden, Isaac
  • Holden, Mary
  • Riley, Arnezza
  • Riley, Ardella

    PAMLICO COUNTY (11)

  • Benners, Robena
  • Benners, James
  • Benners, Lucas
  • Casey, Alice
  • Gatlin, Nina
  • Gatlin, Ruby
  • Pate, Alzeta
  • Woodard, Fannie
  • Woodard, Leo
  • Woodard, Frank
  • Woodard, Odell

    PASQUOTANK COUNTY (3)

  • Gray, Etta
  • Mitchell, Marie
  • Sawyer, Eva

    PENDER COUNTY (2)

  • Bland, Ruth
  • Bland, Annie

    PERQUIMANS COUNTY (6)

  • Trueblood, David
  • Trueblood, Alonzo
  • Trueblood, William
  • Waff, Frank
  • Waff, Sallie
  • Waff, Lonnie

    PERSON COUNTY (1)

  • Stone, Rosa

    PITT COUNTY (11)

  • Barfield, Cleveland
  • Barfield, Lucy
  • Barfield, Willie
  • Briley, Nina
  • Briley, Daisy
  • Duke, Elmer
  • Forbes, Bessie
  • Forbes, Rosa
  • Hancock, Benjamin
  • Walker, Annie
  • Walker, Roland

    RANDOLPH COUNTY (3)

  • Brown, Jewell
  • Fentress, Lilla
  • Parsons, Wesley

    ROBESON COUNTY (3)

  • Rowland, Minnie
  • Rowland, Alex
  • Rowland, Alfred

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (7)

  • Barber, Willie
  • Barber, Arnold
  • Barber, Charlie
  • Hancock, Mary
  • Hancock, James
  • Rayfield, Myrtle
  • Rayfield, Fannie

    ROWAN COUNTY (3)

  • Norris, Eva
  • Norris, William
  • Oaks, Claude

    STANLY COUNTY (7)

  • Hartsell, Lena
  • Hartsell, Hattie
  • Hartsell, Houston
  • Hutchins, Theo.
  • Leonard, Arthur
  • Richie, Billie
  • Richie, Wiley

    STOKES COUNTY (2)

  • Neal, Eliza
  • Neal, Ailcy

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    SURRY COUNTY (5)

  • Boyd, Percy
  • Johnson, John D.
  • Johnson, Henry
  • Johnson, Judith
  • Johnson, Maggie

    SWAIN COUNTY (2)

  • Stevenson, Bessie
  • Stevenson, Frank

    UNION COUNTY (3)

  • Stack, Nettie
  • Stack, Mabel
  • Stack, Jas. Howard

    VANCE COUNTY (16)

  • Dixon, Willie
  • Dixon, Thomas
  • Dixon, Roy
  • Dixon, Lillian
  • Dixon, Annie
  • Fleming, Bessie
  • Fleming, Clem
  • Fleming, William
  • Hamlet, Pearl
  • Hamlet, Mary
  • Hamlet, Charlie
  • Hudson, Henry
  • Hudson, Robert
  • Knight, Ben
  • Wortham, Fannie
  • Wortham, Kate

    WAKE COUNTY (14)

  • Buffaloe, Daisy
  • Ellis, Josephus
  • Flynn, Eva
  • Flynn, Mabel
  • Gay, Roy
  • Gay, Herbert
  • Kennedy, Mary
  • Medlin, Leonard
  • Medlin, Pressley
  • Medlin, Durwood
  • Ransom, Grace
  • Ransom, Seymour
  • Ransom, Annie Belle
  • Ransom, Matt W.

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (1)

  • Hardison, Maggie

    WILKES COUNTY (4)

  • Parsons, Clora
  • Parsons, Ed
  • Parsons, Cyrus
  • Settle, Effie

    WAYNE COUNTY (8)

  • Amerson, Robert
  • Amerson, Willard
  • Amerson, Bessie
  • Latham, Thomas
  • Peacock, Roland
  • Peacock, Josephine
  • Powell, Edgar
  • Pike, Lucile

    WILSON COUNTY (2)

  • Dixon, Mamie
  • Dixon, Maggie

    YADKIN COUNTY (8)

  • Hutchins, Effie
  • Hutchins, Flora
  • Hutchins, Lizzie
  • Hutchins, Bessie
  • Shore, Naomi
  • Shore, Thursey
  • Shore, Charlie
  • Shore, Miles