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The Future Citizen
A Paper With a Purpose, Printed by the Reformatory Boys Doing the Best They Can
Volume I. Milledgeville, Ga., Saturday, June 20, 1914. Number 10
mm, troubles, m ibibuuiims
Fun and Frolic in Moving The
Printing Presses From Macon
(By Chas. A.' Stallings)
This is the continuation of the
preceding story that appeared un
der this head in last week’s issue
telling of our trip to the Georgia
Industrial Home at Macon and the
trouble we had finding the place.
Mr. Lovvorn came over with
the boys laughing about us get
ting lost and ask us did we go
to the poor house too. He helped us
get our wagons straight ready for
loading. We fed our mules then
ate supper a’l except*Mr. Lovvorn
and he said he said he would wait
•3>o more minutes and get a warm
Then he and Mr. Cochran went
back to Mr. Harris’s while us hoys
went to one of the officers cottages
We all got a good nights rest.
The next morning we was called
at day-break and Scott: and Hearn
made a t i»*e and made coffee. Love
Mean said he didn’t drink coffee
but he could make it. He filled the
pot with water and built a big fire
around it and it soon was boiling
and he said ‘ get the cups ready”
>ve got them and he evidently
thought that lie was a magician for
what lie gave us whs hot water in
stead of coffee. Scott then made
some good strong coffee and we
had a good breakfast.
We got busy straightening our
things up, there was printers pi .ill
over the floor.
We had a hard time trying to
keep the little orphan boys out of
our wav. We made sure we would
get through by dinner but we miss
ed it about 4 hours, we got ready
to start back toward home about 4
o’clock P. M. we got to Macon
about seven o’clock P. M.
Mr. Lovvorn decided we had
better stop over in Macon until the
next morning. We went to a stable
an 1 fed our mules and sheltered our
wagons then we went to the drug
store and got a cold drink apiece.
Mr. Lovvorn then paid our way
into the Majestic Theater, we were
just in time to see pai t of the last
act of Susie Ann Carter & Co’s
show, but it was fine, as you know
if you have seen her play.
It was then ten P. M. So we
went to the hotel, and got another
good nights rest. All except Love
Hearn and he was busy trying to
get his sister over the phone so
that he could talk to her while he
was in Macon.
We goi our teams out while Mr.
Lovvorn telephoned home for a-
nother team of mules to meet us.
We bought some fresh bread and
started again for home.
vVe got to Cross Keys about sev
en thirty oclock and ate our break
fast. Then Mr. Lovvorn’ got the
storekeeper to give him a diagram
showing the right road to Milledge
ville. . We then made our way to
James and we were a little in doubt
so Mr. Lovvorn stopped and asked
a farmer was we ri^ht. and we was.
Mr. Lovvorn called us up there
and asked us what that little ani
mal was that the farmer had. It
was a little striped, font legged
auitnal with a nose like a fox and
weighed about twelve pounds.
Scott said tl was an opposs’um and
Love Hearn*said it couldn't lx* that
because it had a bushy tail, <0 he
said it was a heaver and vMga and
mvsell di.lu.t guess. Then Mr.
Lovvorn said it \va« a coon and
Love said he meat a coon instead of
a beavet. He was a sure enough pet
the man would kiss him, do him as
lie pletsed and he would’til even
make an attempt to bite him.
We got a cool drink of water and
started for James. We got there
about three thirty P. M. we water
ed and fed our mules and made a
lire while Mr. Lovvorn went to the
station to see if the wagon had got
to Haddock and they said it had
been there hut it had left for Ma
con. So we had ju-t -t tried to
Continued on puge Three
BOY SCOUTS Off 10 LORO’S LUKE
Big Bunch headed by Dr. Brannen
And Scout Master Vance King
Off on Fishing Camp
Have vou ever been a t>ov ? Ye*—
No, Well, anyway, maybe vou can
appreciate the unbounded joy of
the thirty young Americans who
loaded on top of bag and baggage
in McCombs big Auto truck early
Mon lav morning. Fishing poles
protruding behind, frying nans
. hanging from the standards, blank
ets rolled up soldier-fashion, suit
cases that had seen better days but
could never survive many worse
ones,- cans of earth worms ami
bottles of bugs.— all packed in crev
ices and held in place by a husky
bunch of rollicking youngster-*.
Some sat 011 suitcases, some on rolls
I of blankets, some ast ride bunches
of fishing poles- some sal on each
other and some hooked a pair of
parent bet ical legs around t wagon
standard and sat quite comfortably
on tlu* I ra/.zled edge of imagination.
Happy? well 1 guess, rather. I'o
beany happier tnev would hive to
be aboard the white chariot with
wheels of fire and headed straight
for the pearly gates.
We watched tpem and wondered
j how anybody could be grouchy or
tired of the world.
We hope the hoys will have a
pleasant trip with plenty of fish
and tun, and umnarred by any un
Dr. Brannen lias been conduct
ing these pilgrimage*- for many
, years and met with splendid success
I ami in tlx* minds of the boys t.e
and Mi. Lying are bigger men today
than Huerta and Villa and all tnc
• other big dog*. o| war.
Here s to you hoys, eat the solt
and succulent roas’n ears of life and
enjoy them while vou may. Soon
the ripening sunmiei comes and tin*
hoary frost of autumn will -erve
vou with the hard corn and grit-* of
living * * Siio' nut 1. *'