The Future Citizen
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Published Promptly as Often as Possible
An who of tho State’s effort to give
every boy a chance in life.
Published Every Saturday Afternoon.
'IFORGIA STATE REFORMATORY
JOSEPH E. LOVVORN
Entered at the Milledgeville, Georgia,
Post Office as Mail Matter
of the Second Class.
t UBSCHIPTION 1 11.00 IN ADVANCE
CECIL A. DUTTON Foreman
THETIS F. FISHER Compositor
EARNEST O. BROWN—-Apprentice
ROBERT W. BRYAN Apprentice
Saturday, August 26 , 1916
The Man Who Wasn’t There.
Last Sunday morn I went to church.
The day was bright and fair;
But wifie said: “We really ought!
So many won't be there!”
She hit it right. The pews looked sick;
The gallery was bare.
I felt quite pious when I thought
How I, at least, was there.
The preacher rose. He looked around
With righteous, wrathful glare.
And then proceeded to address
The man who wasn’t there.
He whanged the helpless motorcar,
The links, the very air.
He gave his duty to him straight,
The man who wasn’t there.
What food for souls had passed him
That he so ill could spare?
What had I got that he had missed,
The man who wasn’t there?
A blowing up. That’s all, I vow.
And do you think ‘twas fair
That I should take the dressing for
The man wasn’t there?
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THE FUTURE CITIZEN.
Answers to last week’s auestions.
(i) Please explain the general
plan of classification of ihe crea
tures of-lhe animal kingdom accord
ing to modern naturalists.
(1) The first division is into Sub
kingdoms or Branches; and Class
es; 3rd. Orders; 4th. Families;
5th. Genera; 6th. Species, and
Snbkingdoms are characterized by
plan of t tructure ; classes, by the
manner in which the plan is exe
cuted; orders, by the complication
of structure; families, by form, as
determined by structure; genera,
by details of execution in special
parts; species, by the relation of
individuals to one another, and by
the proportion of their parts.
(2) Please explain how a person
‘‘catches a cold.”
(2) A cold frequently arises from
a change in clothing, putting on a
thinner garment, or sitting in a
cool place, or a draft when heated.
The skin becomes chilled and the
perspiration checked. The pores
are closed and the blood is driven
to the lungs for purification. Op
pression of the lungs ensues, breath
ing becomes difficult and the extra
mucus is lbrown off by coughing.
From this condition fever, head
ache, pneumonia, or pleurisy is
The Habit of Swearing
What’s the use of swearing? It
never brought back a misspent
hour, never mended an error,
never made anything in the whole
•vorld any better.
There is profanity when things
go wrong, profanity when they go
right. If a clerk in an office drops
a blot of ink on bis paper he curses
it. Everywhere among the lower
ranks of workman there is 10 be
heard profanity, and the boys com
ing to work hearing those imme
diately over them indulge them
selves thus think it is good and
right and proceed to devote much
ot their time to a broadening of
their vocabulary along the vicious
One large employer who has ex
pressed himself sharply on the sub
ject says that the man who must
resort to swearing to express him
self no matter under what stress, is
not the kind of a man who' makes
a good business man.
In social life he is still more of a
failure. Few men care to spend
much of their time in the company
ol a man who fills the air about him
with foul oaths and obscenity. He
is apt to become looked upon as a
mild sort of outcast by clean talk
ing men, as his habit grows upon
him he will be allowed plenty of
time to try out his swear words on
himself. It is absolutely a senseless
habit, the use of all profanity, and
its use marks a man as a fool in
(3) Please explain the general
plan of conducting the Confeder
ate war on the part 6f the govern
ment, and why is it claimed that
the defeat of the National troops
at Bull Run proved advantageous
to the cause of the union.
(3) 1st. To confine the military
operations within the Confederate
States 2nd. To enforce the block
ade of the Southern ports. 3rd.
To open the Richmond, the Con
federate capital, and the- result of
the battle of Bull Run convinced
the Northern people that the
preservation of Ihe Union could be
accomplished only by the most
gigantic struggle. After this battle
extraordinary efforts, ex t r e in e
measures and unflinching determi
nation characterized everv act cf
ihe people, the government and
the army till the grett work was
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addition to being vicious,
QUESTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK.
(1) Plea-e explain the use of tie
(2) What is the difference be
tween man and his so called an
cestor the monke^
The person who is going to do
tilings under other conditions, but
does not do what lie could and
should under those which exist
now, will not improve under the
new conditions should they come.
He may do a little betrer for a
time but soon the old worthless
ways will return.
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