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The City Itemizer.
3 - H. A.. LEE, £.ditor "Devoted to the Interest of the Editor* Eicclttsively.'* ===== 91.00 T• VOLUME, 19 WATER VALLEY, MISS., AUGUST 14, 1913. NUMBER 43 The Boy and His Stomach. Nearly every boy has a stomach, and nearly every boy in the world thinks more of hia stomach than he does of his mind, and he proves it at every step in his life until he is about 19 years old. He appre ciates it, and leaves no room for doubt in your mind as to the cen ter of his attraction. His conduct shows that he would be only too glad to be furnished with two of these pouches, while he is not really capable of dealing with one —especially when colic is hanging around on its inner wall. His mind moves sluggishly toward in tellectual development, but rushes madly to the stomach proposition. He is in love with this organ, and he will throw down all the rest for it. You can see exactly how it is, and seeing you don’t do much fretting. You’ve passed along this way, and your heart palpitates with leniency toward the boy’s pre dicament. But if he is not mighty hungry he isready to divide with his boy friend. “A fellow-feeling makes us wonderous kind.” They are mighty head-long and head Btrong, but we can t get along with out them. They are Johnny on the spot if you will give them suf ficient time to look after their stomach—and sometimes this re quires much time. All you have to do is to exercise patience. Just suppose, for instance—no let’s not suppose! Yes, suppose we do! Just suppose that some kind of condition should arise when the stomach—that organ that ex acts so much attention—could be eliminated from the economy of our physical make-up, and sup pose that on account of some eco nomical project, steps should be taken to remove this over-charged superintendent of digestion from happilyl its located position, what would become of the yearning, big mouthed boy? It would just about amount to annihilation. You can hardly trust him in a peach, apple or plumb orchard, or water melon or blackberry patch by himself. He is liable to foun der. You know it. In the fields, among the fruits, he is not to be discounted, but it is at the table where he manifests a devotion to this flexible organ that would make a Berkshire euvious. We know. We use to be a boy and possessed pretty much the same traits of character that the average boy carries around with him now. Boys, if we had anyway to ap peal to you to stop the imposition upon the stomach, we’d do it, but there is no logical course to pursue by which you can be reached when the stomach is defendant. But what we will say right here is, make heroic effort to get your mind on something else. But speaking of hot weather, swating the fly and rapping the rat, what about the matter of good roads, Beat 3? Mrs. J. P. Knox, of Pine Bluff, Ark., is in the city for a couple of weeks’ visit to her sister, Mrs. P. E. Dooley. Mrs, H. R. Carr and little son, Master Hilton, left last Thursday for Coffeeville to spend a couple of weeks, the guests of Dr. and Mrs, M. J. Carr and Mrs. Allie Bryant. Mr. Clarence Cobb, of Austin, Texas, is in the city for a month’s visit the guest of his sister, Mrs. Tharp. Mr. R. A. Gregory, of Memphis, returned home Sunday after a few days’ visit to our city the guest of his brother, Mr. G. G, Gregory. Mr. C. D. White, of Banner, spent a day or two in our city last week on business. ■ When the dry winds blow from the west Yon have to unbutton your vest. When the dry winds blow from the east You’d better take care of your beast. When the dry winds blow from the north Don’t be in a hurry to go forth. When the wet winds blow from the south Just get your fishing tackle and light out for the lakes. There is certain to be something doing if you’ve got energy enough to move. A whole lot of these lazy fellows expect the fish to give them a dare. Mr. R. L. McCain returned homo last Thursday from a three weeks’ visit to his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Harris, in Charleston. Mrs. Myrtle Harris and three children, Master Reid and Misses Frances and Myrtle, of Charles ton, are in the city for an extended visit to Mr. and Mrs. R L. Mo Cam. . Lofty purpose will always make you treat your fellowman right. How many of you look through a man’s faults—yes, beyond them —to find bis virtues? There is virtue in everyone, but we make it unapproachable by magnifying the possessor’s faults. Miss Mamie McCain left Thurs day for a few days’ visit to Mem phis. Mr. J. R. Gaffeney was down from Jackson and spent Thursday the guest of his brother, Mr. P. J. Gaffeney. -Do right and you will feel right. Try this prescription for about one month. Then hold your con science out at about good arm’s length and see what you think about its attractive appearance. m $ .-1 ’