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Webster Farmers' Club

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Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
November
Year
1897
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Quite a wide extent of territory and qnit8 a diversity oL oocnpations were representad at the November meeting of the Webster Farmers' Clob. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Queal were masters of the sitnatiou and entertained in a manner that prompted freedom of aotiou and speeoh. These olnb meetings seem to have inspired a feeling of pride among the farmers for their calling, so much so that he who is not a practical tiller of the soil is looked upon as having lost caste and scarcely competent to cope in their discussions. "Jjet's see the palms of your hands." etc, came to the mind of Seoretary Reeves as he aróse after a unanimous cali to discuss the qnestionof the relation of the farmer to the commercial world. A feeling of disappintment seemed to come over the face of Wm. Ball to find that the oonsclueion drawn was that the farmer's adavantage is higher and that he alone is responsible if he does nat giasp that advaotage. Mr. Ball, however, snggested the idea, in his well rendered address, that our laws may possibly have something to do with any disadvantage the farmer labors under. This was done by the oft-repeatsd assertion that the government's relation to the farmer is all right. Dr. Swartz was of the opinión that the farmer's chances compared favorably with those of other callings. Chas. Bogers feit that the isolation of the farmer worked to his disadvantage. W. D. Smith believed tbat the physician's struggle through life was parallel with the farmei's, that farmers' organizations are helpfnl, that there is some advantage in isolation and by way of illnstration told the story of the Irishman who was dying and requested burial in a Jewish oemetery. Wben asked why, he answered that the"Devil would never look for an Irishman among the Jews. " "PrimitivH ruedioine" was the subject of an iuieresting and soholarly paper by Dr. J. N. Swartz. The events of a day - any day - were pondered by tbe ladies for a few minutes. Among these, those related by Mrs. Scadin were the most singular. Late home after a day's work at the parsonage, helping to settle the new pastor, before work of cleaning up supper disbes was done in carne a lot of weary travelers, hungry, tired and delighted to reach their destination, and, before they were fully attended to by way of snpper and readiness for bed, the shrill wbistle of a threshing engine reminded her of her fears of threshers the next day. Mrs. W. E. Boyden told of the daily task of feeding 10 hungry men and with a roguish toss of her head sighed for a place where there are no men. Before she could qoalify her statement, Mrs. Scadin said "Heaven's your place." Mr. Ball quiokly suggested tbat "the women would soon leave where theie are no meo." Henry Queal gravely qnoted the sayiog that there was silence in heaven for. the space of . "No women there!" Preparations were parrially made for an instituto tbe coming winter and after a long session the club adjourned and will hold its next meeting ar the residence of Wm. Ball.