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WOMEN'S INTEREST IN POLITICS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
WOMENS INTEREST IN POLITICS . A former member of the faculty of the Iowa State University , Professor H . E . Kelley , has been for some years past practicing law in Denver , Colorado . He went there opposed to equal suffrage but , after witnessing its good effects , now favors the movement . In a recent letter to Senator A . H . Gale , of Iowa , Prof . Kelley says : Women are not much concerned with mere partisan politics . Their Interests center around questions affecting education , public c eanliness , public morality , civic beauty , charities and correction , public health , public libiaries—and such subjects as more intimately affect heme life , and conduce to the prosperity of the family . I do not say that men are not interested in such matters , for that would be untrue ; but I do say that such an interest is fundamental In the intellectual activity of women . Men lose sight of these important considerations in the mad scramble of partisan warfare for offices , but women w...
HEART AND HOME TALKS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
HEART AND HOME TALKS . What mothers most need ( the mothers who must be . also cooks , seamstresses and laundresses ) is help to courageously and hopefully bear tlie strain of everyday work and care . For this help they are hoping and almost unconsciously looking in every printed page that meets their eyes . It is not wise , dear mothers , to forecast the day s labors and begin to worry over them . One thing at a , time is all that is required . Just give that one thing your attention for the time needed , then turn to the next task . Nothing is required of us that we are not able to perform . That is , the higher law of existence , Gods law , requires no more of us than we can accomplish without harm to ourselves . No mother should labor so far beyond her strength as to weaken her nerves and will power , and , becoming irritable , weak and vacillating , be unfit to perform her higher duty to her children as their wise guide and example . When we consider the multitudinous duties of...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
TAKE NOTICE . When this paragraph is marked with bine pencil It Is to notify the subscriber that the time will be out with the next number nnd that we will stop It if not renewed . When this 1 B marked with red pencil It means your time JB out and if you want it continued you must send cents in stamps or postal note at once . Change , Of Address-When a subscriber removes and changes her address , notify \ is at once , but in doing so do not fail to give your old address also when giving us the new . If you fall to notify us of your changed address you may miss copies of the paper which we will not be able to supply as we cannot guarantee to furnish back numbers of the paper .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
AN INVITATION . Every farmer s wife should consider thlsher paper . ** and regard herself as a member of Our Home Club and Mother s Council , sending for publication therein her best thoughts , best methods of work , and her practical experience along- every line concerning which questions are asked , as well as her perplexities—becoming in feeling and in fact a member of THE FARHKR S WIFE S great Home Club , every one of whom is actuated by the spirit of mutual helpfulness . i ENTERED AT THIS POST-OFFICE AT 8 T . PAULAS *• BEComXfcASS MATTES .
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
W * OUR MOTTO-Small Profits , Large Sales . We Sell Everything Wholesale Prices to Consumers . THE T . M . ROBERTS CO-OP . SUPPLY GO . TWO BIG STORES 717-719-721 Nicollet Ave , and 217 to 219 Third St . No ., Minneapolis , Minn . Toys , Games , Jewelry , Music , Books , Stationery , Electrical and Optical Goods Thousands of Beautiful Xmas Presents at Wholesale Prlc es .--FREE--Holiday Catalogue No . 346 . Send for It Today . Clock Value Unheard oi at Our Price . AOQ VIOLIN-OUTFIT ONLY $ 7 . 98 DOLLS Th 0 8 and pVcU h 0 lMa , ° ^ MjM ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ -g ^ g ^ qP &amp; V WlWfcalU WW I I I I WIVta I W ¦ «* Prices One-Half Their Actual Value . « g 9 § HMHSP | K 55 £ A HIIIO . Our Grand Stradlvarlus Model Violin , one ot tho finest models alter this celebrated aSSBSfijj . olioo Kid Dolll launch ? . !! 47 c ^ jp ^ tglBSJiSfgpSffllor TgS w » Grand master . Music stores got from S 1 S . 00 « 7 QQ ^ . ^ ttW ^ . t / l vl ^ BSlliM QII 02 * . Kid Doll , 19-inch , moving JZJt Xfy ^\ SA \ Kl ^...
A LITTLE FARM FOR THE BOY . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
A LITTLE FARM FOR THE BOY . There Isnt any set rule for Keeping boys on the farm who ought to stay there . There are general rules under which one may work to advantage , but the rules are never automatic . Boys are not all sticks sawed off tho same block . Rules should bo varied to suit eae i . But here is a general rule that will fit each case , namely : Take a personal Interest in your boy . A father should not only be the employer of his son , he should be a business partner with him . And not only a business partner , he should be his chum . The man who does this , if he Is a fit man to chum with , Isnt going to lose , hls boy off the farm in any disastrous ¦ way . If the father of your boy isnt itreating your boy this way , gently and persistently enllgh ten him . No man ever had a better partner and chum than his own son . Give the Boy a Share . ¦ Why not give the boy a young animal of his own—all Ills own—to raise for his own personal use . If you let your boy know how best ...
Wise and Otherwise . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
Wise and Otherwise . Tom— Say , when ft do # howls under you ! window , that means death , doesn t it ? . Fritz—Yes , if he stays there long . Wo worry as if we had to go through a whole year tomorrow instead of just one day . Before an old man makes a marrying fool of himself , he begins to argue that he is not so old . Which brings worse luck : To break a minor or to spend a lot of time every day standing in front of one ? The best suppers are cooked in those homes where the only light in the house at supper dine is in the kitchen : A . sign that no help is kept , and the woman of the house does her own cooking . Jones— Do you believe that cures can be wrought by the layipg on . of hands ? Smith—Yep . Thats the way I cured my boy of the cigarette habit . Grandpa— Yes , Willie . I have dyspepsia , rheumatism , neuralgia and lumbago . Willie—Gosh , grandpopl Don t you wish you was a boy again ? Why , you could stay out of . school most all the time ! , Mrs . farmer Whiffletree — Do ...
SOME CONUNDRUMS , [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
SOME CONUNDRUMS , What is flio color of a grass plot covered with snow?—Invisible green . Why ought u greedy man fo wear a plaid waistcoat?—To keep a check on his stomach . Why is an accepted suitor like a person guilty of a crime?—Because lie ought to he transported . Why are religious communities like bees?—Because they are in-sects . Wiiy is an avaricious man like one IrouMcd wiili li bad memory?—Because he is always forgetting .
LIGHT . " [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
LIGHT . Tlie night has a thousand eyes , And tlie day but one ; Yet the lic . t of tlie bright world dies With the dying sun . The mind has a thousand eyes , And the heart but one : Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done . —Francis W . Bcurdillon . Dorothy , you gel . your prcity hair from your mother , dont you ? I dont know , but I think 1 must have got it from papa . Ilia is all gone . , What an ccentrie sort , of a woman Mrs . Binksley is . f I know it , s , ie has new- gone to ii hospital to be operated on for any tiling . J , idle Bobs mother had complimented tlie hoy on iiis fine behavior during his first attendance at . church . I got awful tired though , lie confessed , But I didnt go to sleep , did I ? Only just one foot . —Selected . Mother ( calling upstairs ! Hurry Tommyl Have you got your shoes on ? Toniinie— Yes , Mama , all but one . —Selected . Johnny , said his mother , severely , some one has taken a big piece of ginger cake out of tlie pantry . John...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
RUPTURE New Scientific Appliance , Always a Perfect Fit—Adjustable to Any Size PersonEasy , Comfortable , Never Slips , No Obnoxious Springs or Pads—Costs Less than Many Common Trusses—Made for Men , Women or Children . Sent on Trial I have invented a rupture appliance that I can safely say , by 30 years experience in the rupture business , is the only one that will absolutely hold C . E . Brooko , tne Imentor the rupture and never slip and yet is light , cool , comfortable , conforms to every movement of the body without chafing or hurting and costs less than many ordinary trusses . There are no springs or hard , lumpy pa &amp; and yet it holds the rupture safely and firmly without pain or inconvenience . I have put the price so low that any person , richer poor , can buy , and I absolutely guarantee it . I make it to your order—send it to you—you wear it , and if it doscnt satisfy you send it back to me and I will refund your money . That is the fairest proposition ever ma...
HEALTH NOTES . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
HEALTH NOTES . Spend some time out of doorrj every day , Strong tea is constipating as it contains tannic acid which is a powerful astringent . Learn the art of relaxation after close application to work . Thin nervqus people should eat freely of butter and drink rich milk and cream ; fats are nerve foods . To prevent swelling after a blow , rub the part with butter . , A fig split open , moistened with water or milk , toasted aiid applied to a gumboil while hot , will bring quick relief . If the stomach is Weak and sensitive , hot wafer is more acceptable than cold when .. taken by . the glassful . Inhalations of compound tincture of benzoin or a few drops of sanitas oil in boiling water are effectual remedies for sore throat . Try the . effect of a teaspoonful of pure glycerine after eacli meal when suffering from obstinate indigestion . Mix the glycerine with a small quantity of water . Listerine used as a mouth , wash is most excellent in its effect upon .. gums and teeth . A dr...
Letters From Mrs . Goodwill to Her Friend Bertha . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
Letters From Mrs . Goodwill to Her Friend Bertha . Home , Nov , 5 , 07 . My dear Bertha : How glad I was to get such a long letter from you ! Of course I knew you were glad you answered yes , else I would not have written as I did . Dont you supple 1 can tell a happy wife , even if I cant see her ? Of course you dont always think Just alike . What two people can ? At our house , if we think differently regarding some matter of importance , we both present our reasons , and if no agreement Is arrived at the matter ¦ is dropped . In other words we agree to disagree . If tho exigencies of the case require a dec ! -, sion Oiie way or another , the decision is made . pleasantly , one or the other giving up , but , h . ot even professing to change the opinion , imless the arguments brought forth have really done so . I say no two people can always think alike , but I know that two people , if they , truly lovo one another , can live in harmony and yet hold different opinions on some matte...
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
¦ The picture exactly represents the moat handsome and popular pieces of cTystaliinn decorated glassware for table use or to ornament the home ever shown In one group , which consists of Water Sot , Berry Set , Brilliant 8-plece Puncli Set , Venetian , Japanese and Crystal Vases , fruit or cake basket and fancy table dishes . Sell only 24 Iris Crystal , Japanese agate and Swastika Luck Cross hat pins at 10 c each : send us $ 2 . 40 nnd elegant selection of Rlassware , combined to give yon the choicest pieces for table use and decorative purposes are yours FREE . Pins will be sent prepaid on receipt of your uame and address . lOGAN DAY COMPANY , Dept . BOA CHICAGO . IXL . CVRC FOR LIQUOR . AND TOBACCO . The Kansas An til-Liquor Society is mailing free a recipe for tho euro of tho liquor habit It can be given secretly in food . Also one for the tobacco habit that can be given secretly Tho only request they make Is that you do . not soil recipes , but give copies to friends . Add . wit...
FANCY WORK . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
FANCY WORK . Goods as illustrated above and described below will be mailed on receipt of the following prices : 54 . Corset Cover . Stamped on lingerie cloth , 60 cents . Floss to complete , extra , 25 cents . 595 . Pillow top on art denim , 20 cents . Floss to complete , extra , 20 cents . Perforated pattern 30 cents . 241 , Center Piece . 18 inches on linen , 25 cents . Silk to complete , extra , 30 cents . Perforated pattern , 25 cents , B 20 . Pillow Top on Floradora silk , 25 cents . Silk to complete , extra , 45 cents . Perforated natters . 35 cents . 272 . Battenberg Center Piece . 18 inches . Cambric pattern , 15 cents . Material to complete cxtrn 40 c 6 ot 9 628 . Tray Cloth , 16 x 25 inches , on linen , 30 cents . Silk to complete , extra , 32 cents . 121 . Charing Dish Apron oh linen lawn , 40 cents . Floss to complete , extra , 20 cents . 623 . Shirt Waist , stamped on 3 }^ yards lawn , 81 . 20 . Perforated pattern 35 cents . Floss to complete , extra , 25 cents . Goods ...
ES ^ F ^^^ i ^ t awJ ^ iTiBeit Hft ^ Jirm [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 December 1907
ES ^ F ^^^ i ^ t awJ ^ iTiBeit Hft ^ Jirm 2140 . Ladles Tucked Shirt Waist , 6 sizes , 32 to 42 . 2161 . Girl s Tucked Dress . 4 sizes , 6 to 12 years . 2148 . LadiesWaist with Girdle . Three quarter length sleeves and body lining . 7 sizes , 32 to 44 . 2139 . Childs Onc-Piecc Dress , closed at center back , 5 sizes , 1 to 9 years . 2131 . Ladies Tucked Shirt Waist , with applied yoke , 0 sizes , 32 to 42 . 2136 . Misses Double Breasted Shirt Waist , with a removable chemisette , 3 sizes , 13 to 17 years . 2154 . Ladies Tucked Surplice Jumper , 3 sizes small medium and large . 2130 . Child s Plaited Coat , 4 sizes , 1 to 7 years . 2163 . Misses Semi-Fitting Coat , in three-quarter length , 3 sizes , 13 to 17 years . 2152 . Ladles Tucked Shirt Waist , 7 sizes , 32 to 44 inches . 2143 . Lady Doll s Jumper Dress , with a Separate Guimpe 6 sizes , for dolls , 14 to 24 inches high measuring from crown to sole . 2134 , Child s Onc-Piecc Nlirtit Gown , 5 sizes , 1 to 9 years . 2150 . Ladle...