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The City Itemizer.
H. A. LEE. Editor “Devoted to the Interest of the Editor, Exclusively.*' 91.00 Yatl VOLUME, 19 WATER VALLEY, MISS., APRIL 24, 1913. NUMBER 27 Pass on The Praise. “You’re a great little wife, and I don’t know what I would do with out you.” And as he spoke he put his arms about her and kissed her, and she forgot all the care in that moment. And, forgetting it all, she sang as she washed the dishes, and sang as she made the beds, and the song was heard next door, and a woman there caught the re frain and sang also, and two homes were happier because he had told her that sweet old story—the story of the love of a husband for a wife. As she sang, the butcher boy who called for the order heard it and went out whistling on his journey, and the world heard the whistle, and one man hearing it thought, “here is a lad who loves his work, u lad happy and contented. And because she sang her heart whs mellowed, and as she swept about the back door the cool air kissed her on each cheek, and she thought of a poor old woman she knew, and a little basket went over to that home with a quarter for a crate or two of wood, So, because he kissed her and praised her, the song came aud the influence weut out and out. Pass on the praise. A word and you make a rift in the cloud, a smile and you create a new resolve, a grasp of the hand and you may repossess a soul from hell Pass on the praise. Does your clerk do well? Pass on the praise. Tell him that you are pleased, aud if he is a good clerk he will appreciate it more than a raise. A good clerk does not work for his salary alone. Teacher, if the child is good, tell him about it; if he is better, tell him again. Thus you see good, better, best. Pass on the praise now. Pass it on in the home. Don’t go to the grave and call “Mother.” Don’t plead, “Hear me, mother; yon were a kind mother; you were a good mother, and smoothed away many a rugged path for me.” Those ears cannot hear that glad admission. Those eyes cannot see the light of earnestness in yours. Those-hands may not return the embrace you now wish to give. Why call so late? Pass ou the praise today.—Sovereign Visitor. You Know It and All Kowt It! The following condemnatory words addressed to the saloon keeper are from the pen of C. N. Howard, and they are true—in tensely, fervently, burningly true. Every boy should not only read them, and then think—seriously think—what an awfully unwise step you are taking when you tarn per, in anyway, with the stuff that is ruining the world, and that everybody looks upon as the great evil and curse of the age. Mr. Howard says: “The curse of God Almighty is on your business. You know it. Your cotfers drip with human blood. You know it. You are barred out from all de ceut society. You know it. The Masonic fraternity has kicked you out. The Knights of Pythias have kicked you out. The Catholic benevolent societies have kicked you out. The great insur ance companies have kicked yon out. And you know it. The railroads of America, em ploying more men than the vast standing armies of England and Germany put together, won't em ploy your patrons. The churob rejects men for mem bership who rent you property, Ouly a few places, like the peni tentiary, the poor house, and the potter’s field, are open to your graduates. You know it. And the hypocritical church member, who votes for you for what you give him, knows it.” --^ - God bless all true mothers in their sacrifice for their little ones. Even should they reap no reward here, such is naturally to be looked for, love, care and prayer have not been lost. No one can tell how much they have wrought until that great day when the whys and the wherefores of life shall have been answered by perfect love and mer cy, and mother and child stand face to face with Him who has noted each struggle, gauged each motive, and made allowance for human nature, imperfect, even at its best. lo whatever occupation a young man or a young woman expects to devote life, whatever business or trade or profession be chosen, let him first be a man—let her first be a woman, broadminded and great hearted. But this requires educa tion, and education requires effort —great and prolonged effort—for there is ‘‘no royal road to intellect ual eminence,” and effort re quires decision. To all the oppor tunity comes, but each must decide for himself whether he will seize the opportunity or let it slip by. —Selected. “The man who is ashamed of his silver-haired, wrinkled faced father is unworthy the name man. Likewise the person who is asham ed to claim kinship with the Heavenly Father and confess His Sou, is an imposter.”—Nutshells Truth. 1 .