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THE NEW YEAR . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
THE NEW YEAR . The Farmer s Wife steps blithely over the threshold of the New Tear , cheered by the words of appreciation received from its readers during the year upon which its pages have closed , and Inspired to further effort in the year ahead ; its aim ever the same , to assist and encourage as well as to entertain the women in the homes of every rural community . To bring its pages into closer touch with its readers is one of the chief objects that will be sought in the coming year , and to this end as many of its readers as can should write of their experiences , helpful , suggestive or questioning letters , to be published In Our Home Club , or other departments . The spirit of mutual helpfulness already manifested will be thus greatly increased , until the monthly visits of the paper to the thousands of homes it enters will each seem like a friendly social gathering , in which every one present contributes something to the entertainment or the common good . A Happy New Tear...
STATE INEBRIATE FARM . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
STATE INEBRIATE FARM . After helping to make men drunkards by going into the saloon business on tho license partnership plan , Minnesota proposes to establish a state inebriate farm asylum in which to take care of them , a recent law providing for the use of two per cent , of the money received from liquor licenses for this purpose . As there is said to be something like 5 , 000 liquor licenses issued in the state every year , averaging $ 700 each , the state s share of the profit of the liquor business in $ 3 , 500 , 000 , 2 per cent , of which will give $ 70 , 000 annually for the support of the inebriate farm asylum . Victims of the drink habit may themselves apply for admission to the farm , or they may be sent there against their will . Anyone may lodge a petition with the probate court alleging a resident of the county to be an inebriate and In need of care and treatment . The court then appoints two examiners as in the case of examinations as to- sanity , and on the verdict o...
INJUSTICE OF COURTS OF JUSTICE . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
INJUSTICE OF COURTS OF JUSTICE . In our boasted courts of justice , where every man is tried by a jury of his peers , many of the greatest injustices are often committed . The comparison is often made of the punishments dealt out to the man who in extremity of need steals a loaf of bread , a sack of flour , or a coat , and the man who steals thousands of dollars from those who trust him by some chicanery perpetrated on a large scale as a company or corporation Men are also arrested , thrown into jail , suffer loss of time , money and reputation , and untold mental anguish , and , if fortunate enough to prove their innocence of the crime with which they are charged , what redress have they ? Are they compensated in any way for their losses and sufferings by the state , through the mistaken zeal of whose officers they were wrongly accused ? Nay , verily . There are numberless cases on record of men who have been arrested , tried , convicted and sentenced for crimes which they never co...
SELECTING READING FOR THE HOME . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
SELECTING READING FOR THE HOME . One of the most important matters for the consideration of parents just now is the selection of reading matter , particularly for the young . While this should be attractive it may be also instructive and helpful . The best works of fiction present life problems and work out their solution in a way that leads readers to the right conception of the situation involved , and leaves them either pitying the characters , whose struggles are described , in their failures , or rejoicing with them In their successes . One can hardly go astray in choosing monthly periodicals , so many that are most excellent are presented for both young and mature minds , but the question of what weekly and daily papers shall come Into the home is a very difficult ono to decide , because of the prevalence ot yellow journalism , the practice of so freely describing and elaborating the details of every criminal occurence and prosecution . Persons of natural refinement and good m...
START THE DAY RIGHT . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
START THE DAY RIGHT . In far too many farm homes the day is begun in most uncivilized fashion . Responding to the father s call the boys stumble downstairs yawning , get into their out-door garments and start for the barn without a good word for or from anybody , for mother Is not yet up and father is too busy struggling with the kitchen fire to notice them . The mother bustles out next and does the things to the stove which father forgot were necessary to make it burn and hurries to start the breakfast . Her first word to the girls as they come Into the kitchen being some hasty directions as to what to do to help hasten the preparation of the meal . By the time breakfast is on the table the minds of all are so occupied with thoughts of the day s work , or the necessity of accomplishing certain tasks before school time perhaps that there Is no thought of exchanging morning greetings . The writer once knew a jolly farmer whose morning call to his boys was a regular fog-horn Doom : G-...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
TAKE NOTICE . When this paragraph 1 B marked with blue pencil It Is to notify the subscriber that the time will be out with the next number and that we will etop Itif not renewed . When this is marked with red pencil it means your time le out and if you want it continued yon must send cents in stamps or postal note at once . Change Of Address-When a subscriber removes and changes her address , notify us at once , but In doing so do not fall to give your old address also when « mng us the new . If . yon fail to notify us ot 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 January 1908
AN INVITATION . Every farmer s wife should consider thinner 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 FARMER S WIFB S great Home Club , every one of whom Is actuated by tbe spirit of mutual helpfulness . ENTERED AT THK FOST-OFFICE AT ST . PAULAS * SKCOHD-CLASS MATTER .
What Women are Doing [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
What Women are Doing Mrs . F . H . Brlggs , of Pittsburg , has just icbmplcted a merger of Importance , that of the Eldorado-Nevada Mining Company . The new company is capitalized at $ 7 , 000 , 000 . Tho National Grange passed a woman suffrage resolution at its recent annual meeting in Hartford , Conn . Resolutions in favor of woman suffrage have also been adopted by the State Granges of California , Delaware , Illinois , Kentucky , Maine , Maryland , Minnesota , Michigan , Now York , Now Jersey , Oregon , Ohio , Pennsylvania and Washington . Miss Edna Munroe of Minneapolis , has the distinction of being the only girl student In the entire engineering department of the-Minnesota State University . She is the only girl among 1 . 200 men who are learning the various branches of englnv coring . . The engineering co-ed is a candidate Mor the degree of civil engineer and will v graduate in four years . She was employed during the past summer with a heat- « ing company of Minneapolis , a...
COURTESY IN MARRIED LIFE MAKES TRUE HAPPINESS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
COURTESY IN MARRIED LIFE MAKES TRUE HAPPINESS . By R . N , Craycroft . What is the salt which provides happiness in married life ? Certainly it is unfailing courtesy between man and wife . Marriage is life with the veneer rubbed off . It is the one relationship in the world in which men and women feel that they can dispense with all the amenities of civilization and in which they have the courage of their rudeness . Human beings have no idea of how many faults they possess , nor how they look to others , until they hear the litany of their shortcomings chanted with relentless candor by their husbands or wives . Other people laugh at your good story . Your wife feels called upon to remind you that she has heard it forty times before and that you are a failure as a raconteur anyway . Your people praise your youthful vivacity . Your husband feels free to tell you not to make a fool of j-ourself by acting like a school girl when you look like forty years old . It is on our husbands and ...
WOMAN'S LATEST TRIAL . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
WOMANS LATEST TRIAL . Wife of the Auto-Maniac Is to be Pitied But There Is a Certain Remedy . And now its the machine . It used to be the club or business that lured a man from his fireside and caused a wife to sit up nights concocting schemes to win back a husband s straying affections . Time was when &gt; the smoking habit , the drink habit , poker , the races and similar diversions were regarded as the chief enemies of domestic felicity . But that time is past . None of the old hobbies has the terror for the wife it once did . The old excuses regarding a husband s late homecoming have lost their significance . The young bride who once upon a time would have wept to see her bridegrooms absorption In the morning paper has quite a different plaint to make as to the occasion of her first disillusionment . And it is all due to the machine . Auto-mania—or motor-mania , whichever one chooses to call it—is the fever that has seized upon modern man and the wife of to-day finds her...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
THE FARMERS WIFE . 143 I - ? 5- . * - ** ^ Ll * -a V ^ Sv iu « . t from the press , with Its great price reductions from bediming to einl , with Its many Improvements , ¦ ¦ j—1 n -. — ¦ - \» •**¦ ; *?¦»!»&gt; . thousands ol new low price surprises , stronger , bigger , better , more complete and far lower n- * j , . J . - * -= ^ - *_ —^ K ^ . In price than ever before , is just now being sent to our customers . We always tollow the market * - _ ^ S = » conditions and the present low market on Iron , steel , lumber , bides , leather , wool , cotton and . -i . - - &gt;¦; r . ^ f - - — . „_ ~ = jr « .. - -S 51 other staples Is shown by marked price reductions throughout the Big Book which Is Just now » ¦¦ - ¦ - CATALOGUE M ? 1171 , im ready to send out . Different from the regular dealer , who almost Invariably figures he must sell « ftl « S &gt; lsSMt / il __ — toS ^ lWpHylll Ills Roods at a jproltt even though they were purchased on a high cost market , we giv...
OPPORTUNITY [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
OPPORTUNITY Yes , I am Opportunity ; But , say , young man , dont wait for me To come to you ; you buckle down To win your crown , and work with head And heart aud , hands , as does the man Who understands that those who wait Expecting some reward from fate—or luck to call it so—So always in the way back row and yet You must not let me get away when 1 show up , The golden cup is not for him who stands With folded hands , expecting me To serve his inactivity , I serve the active mind , The seeing eye , the ready hand That grasps me passing by . and takes from me Tho good I hold for every spirit Strong and bold . He does not wait On fate who seises me . For I am fortune , luck and fate , The corner-stone of what is great In man s accomplishment . But I am none ol these Tohlm who does not seize ; I must be caught ; II any good is wrought out ol the treasures I , possess . Oh , yes , I am Opportunity ; I m great ; Im sometimes late , But ^ o not wait for me ; Work on , watch on , Good h...
BURKE KENNEDY'S QUEST . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
BURKE KENNEDYS QUEST . ( Continued from page 139 . ) the property will yield better interest , and I think he is right . But the Improvements call for mor » capital than he has ; and he wrote to us , asking that cotton be sent him for a year and a mortgage be accepted on the property in payment . This would enable him to use his money In the improvements . We consented , and so far have sent him thirty thousand dollars worth , and will ship ten more this week . Now mortgages are not In our line , and it occurs to me that belonging to Mill Run , you might be able to handle this mortgage to better advantage . We could debit it to your account with us . Moreover—though this la but a passing thought , and not advice—perhaps the bulk of your money , say a hundred thousand , could be advantageously used in buying an- interest in the property . It is making a fair profit , and your money would furnish a good working capital to go on with the improvements . Ah ! at the expression on Burke s...
Wise and Otherwise . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
Wise and Otherwise . A word to the foolish is always resented . Many a man s , success leaves a bitter taste in his mouth . They always rise most steadily who take tim » to lift others . The coming of sorrow may be the best answer to tho prayer for strength . . The only safe escape from an unpleasant duty is by going through it . Prodigals have always exceeded tfio supply ot fatted calves . A spoiled child is almost as hard to raise as a turkey . Hoys like pie so well they never know what kind it is thoy are eating . A little courtesy may go further tlinn a lot of controversy in establishing religion . Tapering off a liad habit is often only the wlrt &gt; thug of the kindling for a new start . Better pass up the offering than waste your gonitis trying to make a nickel look like a dollar Whatever helps us to think more kindly of another helps ID bring in Hie kindgom of Heaven , The best cure for tlie bines is to stop thinking of yourself and begin planning happiness for other...
' 45 DON'T STAY FAT [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
45 DONT STAY FAT Obesity Quickly and Safely Cored . No Charge to Try the New KRESSUN TREATMENT . Jnat Send Your Addrcaa and m Supply Will lie Sent Von FREE-llo It To-day . Fat people need no longer despair , ( or there is a home remedy to be had that will quickly and safely reduce their weight , and , in order to prove that it does take off superfluous flesh rapidly and without harm , a trial treatment This represents the effect the Kresalla Treatment has hud In hundreds of cases . will be sent , free of charge , to those who apply for It by simply sending name ana address . It is called the KRESSUN TREATMENT , and many people who have used it have been reduced as much as a pound a day , often forty pounds a month when large quantities of fat were to be taken off . No person is so fat but what itwill have the desired effect , and no matter where the excess fat is located—stomach , bust , hips , checks . neck—it will quick * ly vanish without exercising , dieting , or in any way inte...
A NEW YEAR'S JOY . [Newspaper Article] — Farmer's Wife — 1 January 1908
A NEW YEARS JOY . ¦¦¦ ¦ ¦ ( Continued from page 137 . ) but even the dreadful ordeal of telling her was greatly mitigated for Phil had a marvelous charm to banish anger . Mrs . Layton took it with unforeseen calmness . I expected something like that , she said . Emeline has been shamefully careless lately with that cat . I hope she has learned a lesson . Has your cousin Dorothy gone home yet ? Yes ma am , she went yesterday . You were pretty busy entertaining her , werent you ? I didnt know but you had deserted us . I dont believe you have been over for a week . Did you decide that city girls are more interesting- than the girls here ? Oh mothers , mothers ! How can you speak of things of such tremendous importance so lightly ? To busy Mrs . Layton this week had been just an ordinary week . Of the heart-break and tho tragedy she had not had a glimpse . She hurled her bombshell of a question as carelessly as if it had been the merest conversational feather . Phil Kennedy had the grac...