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rhe City Itemizer
Established 1894. THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1913. Water Valley, Yalobusha County, xVliss. Office Phone. 256, Residence Phone, 183. The Discipline of Hardship In April the peach orchard lends a faint pink Hush to the distant hillside, and that stands for the moralities. In September the ripe fruit lends a golden blush of clus tered food to the same hill. And such is the fruit to religion. Great is the importance of the root mor alities, but roots and boughs im ply the ripened fruit. The rule of life is health, pros perity und sunshine. But God hath appointed wrestling, defeat and suffering as important mem bers of his corps of teachers. Ours is a universe where pro gress is secured in the fruits and grains through chemical reactions, Steel is iron plus fire; soil is rock plus fire, billow and ice-plow; statues are marble plus chisel and hammer strokes; linen is fiax plus the bath that racks, the club that flails, the comb that separates, the acid that bleaches, Manhood is birth-gift plus strug gles, temptation, wrestling and re fusals to go downward and deter— ruination to climb up ward, The saint is a man who has been car ried off the field on his shield, victorious over inbred sin and out •m '-'-aide temptation. Men who drift are-k men who drown.—Ne'wel Dwight Hdlis. Mr. J. R. Gatfeney, of Jackson, Tenn., was down and spent a few days’ last week mingling with his old friends the guest of his brother, Mr. P. J. Gatfeney. Dr. S. J. Smith. i. Scientific and Practical Optician Glasses fitted adjusted and repaired All work guaranteed: Office in office at Henrick’s Foundry. Phone 78. Insure Your Home Against F IRE In the BIGGEST, MOST LIBERAL and BEST Fire Insurance Company in the Uni ted States, the old, reliable, HOME INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. JNO. H. WAGNER, Agent. Now, young men, let us tell you eomething that wiil do your lives more good than anything else, and that is when you tind anything to do do it the best you can. This is a rule you can lay down and it will serve you well to the end of your life. The Children’s Day exercises at the First Methodist church last Sunday were interesting to a high degree. Those in charge of the program had taken special pains with the little fellows, and were well paid for their efforts by the success of the happy participants who rendered their parts well. The pastor yielded his hour at 11 o’clock for these exercises. It is good for these little fellows to take part in this religions work and identify themselves with the cause of all causes, the moral up building of the world. The service was delightful from beginning to end, Mr. Leslie Weaver, who holds a position with a Jewelry firm in Corinth, is at home for a month’s vacation. For Rent. Four rooms. On Main street. Desirable location. Apply to Mrs. D. H. Driver. Miss Andra Wilson left Monday for a several days’ visit to Cotfee ville, where she will be the guest of Miss Pearl Jones. Save your Piano Tuning and Repairing for A. B. Adams. Price, $4,00, Work Guaranteed. Address, Coffeeville, Miss. The first services was hold in Walker’s Theatre last Sunday af ternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Rev. A. A. Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church, who delivered a strong and interesting sermon. A good congregation was present, and the service was edifying and enjoyed He will hold another service there next Sunday afternoon at 3:30 to which everybody is invited. His intention is to hold at least one service each month in the Theatre. This is a step in the right di rection, and should be heartily supported. Miss Claire Blouut whs down from the University and spent last Thursday with hornefnlk, Prof. J W. Bell and family were down from the University and spent last Sunday visiting rela tives and friends. Mr. James Hall, of Bessemer, Ala , returned home Sunday altera few days’ visit to friends in our city. Hon. W. K. Milsaps, of Houston, Texas, spent Sunday and Monday in our city the guest of his cousin, Mrs. (leorge Hubbard. BO Y, POLAND CHINA, A Highbred Boar, will be kept on my farm 2 miles south of Water Valley. If you are looking for good stock breed to him. Price, $1.00. Money due when sow is aken away. R. M. Wilbourn.