Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
The sun. [volume], January 04, 1914, FOURTH SECTION PICTORIAL MAGAZINE, Page 5, Image 33
The sun. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916
Image provided by: The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation
Newspaper Page Text
THE SUN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 4,- 1914. W Tf W n 1 1 n, I 4 0 a "f 1 0 MeetS the Family, Patrick and Maria Hi Further Adventurcc Will Be Shown Next Sunday "I bought him as a playmate for the children. Ihey will have some tine romp with him. The man who sold him to me assured me he was a thoroughbred his name is Carlo. Patrick can tic him up for a few days until he feels at home.' "Here's wnero my troubles begin. A foinc gyardin I'll have wid you aroun'. I might as well start to git even wid you now, so -catch that, you thureybrcd. rl J l kl I : . j i I rwi to "v-v L ini'- I ' rV. . "Did yez lake notice to that? Let me ketch you diggin' in my gyardin an' there'll be more of thim comin' to you." "We've been romping with Carlo." "I heard the gardener say the moles were ruining his lawn. I'll dig that one out and then he'll like me." " -I. mm c vl' I ' I IBM I I lH J v., u 7, r .'II have him in about a minute.' What Patrick said is not printable. "For Hivin's sake, children, what's the awful noise?" "Carlo chased Maria into the cellar, but he didn't know she kept her kittens there; isn't it lovelv?" ' " - ns .,77 ' Mc um, Maria I" dive it to him, Maria! He tried to steal your kitties!' Maria returning to her kittens. I . v ; -Vl v s ... 'Miaow -wow- would Carlo like to have a kittie?" CipMlKlit y DoubloJjy. I'ui;u FCi.RMER CITY MAN RELATES HIS EXPERIENCES IN GOING BACK TO THE FARM ii N I "It a v I'Mn i r-' in IHiirti., 1, thi . Tit ii mid- l'l'I':ir (X-. I i was K. VAX KIM Ur.N. Mil A' ovory iiiiiKiizlne one i icIiH n i niiuadiiyH contains a nrtlclc or Htnry dealing tli tho buck to t ho farm if llit'in KtrniiKly ikIvIhc trif i 1 1 1 1 Ji In iivcrallH u ml Ki t iint- Some mii ho fur iih to w much It will cost him to ffw. If liny, pciik (if tho suit. When nncv yon set 'nit? "'fiiiH like tin' inyHtli; niiiRo iilfiiHiiii' i t-sort, any to 'i.inl to (;t't out. IVrlinpi n' nil wrons, but they aro t an t'.iorli'iici' povorlnR' ami tliry nrr not duo to r llnanrl.'il failure, as nilKlit 'ii- Hiirface. lirlully, this Is mo il( In nn mlvrrtlsltiK office, I ciimi! Into contact with farm and poultry papen. The poultry but; wiih then beginning In buzz In rnmcHt anil I Kut xtmiK, til tho late fall my wife anil I ilccldcil to buy u farm ami k Into the chlchi-ii IniMlnoKH, Of count" wo, lllft' nioxt oth fiH, read up on thi matter as much as wc could. Hwry nrtlclc or clipping devoti'd to farniliiK In any way wan peaches and cream to uh. Well, tho upHhol of It wan we boimllt a nmall farm In i.'onnectlcut. To prow that t have nut made a financial failure of It. let me mention hero that when we boiiKht thlH place It kept a horne, two cowh and about fifty heim. At the prcHcnt limn It keeps a how, live cow.s and 300 hens and pulletK. I raise all my own corn for tho fowls, do not ko in for fancy farming, Ju.. try to have Kod stock of every description, kooiJ farmliiK inethods and a Kood market, Vou see I nm In. Now I come to the point or this arti cle, wherein nm I ahead? I have a Kod home, plenty to cat and the wherewithal to buy koimI read ing matter. And as far as 1 can see that Is all. Our children have to walk nearly a mile to school, Any one havluu hnd experience with the New KiiKlaiul roads will admit this is no advantage. They are taiiKht (?) by a Klrl of 17, who Is trying to cam cuoimh to pre pare for tcnchlm; In the city school. One of my wife's chief occupations, and 1 darn say the most humlllatlliK, Is keep ing the children and myseir up on our proniinchitlnn and remlndliiK us almost constantly not tu fowl our k's. Nutu rally wu are more prone to this care-IcHsnt-ss than she, as we are In closer touch with the natives. fienernlly speuklnt;, the children nre In better health than when in the city. Hut educationally and morally 1 think they are worse off. And what is the outlook for them? I hate to think of my daughter marryliiK a farmer to be condemned to the life everywhere mani fest. And I sincerely hope my son will prove capable of ilolnj; snmethiiiK on a hlKher and more remunerative plane than farming. If 1 seem to be undei rating the coun try life please remember that 1 nm speaking strictly of the average farm, not the farm of fiction, where "the broad ncies roll away as far us the eye can see." Tti the man who can hire all his help both In the house and on the place and who Is so situated that n crop failure or the loss of a horse or cow is not ii calamity t have nothing to say, If I want a book out of the library I must drive three miles to town, My wife and I are fond of the theatre, but there are limes when a three mile drive each way seems to deduct from Ihe pleusure of the play. Especially Is this so when the thermometer Is down to zero uiul the wind blowing great guns, Many will say that t am too far from town. Itluiii iieie let me say mat the average city man of average sav ings can Mini very few places worthy of the name of fat m nearer to a town at a nice within bis means. My farm was a semi-abandoned one when I bought It. At present it is not up to its highest point of productivity, At least I hope not. Hut In looking ahead how will I be better off, say when I rach 60, than I would have been had I remained in the city? Allowing my imagination full sway, giving way to the wildest optimism, I cannot see nny avenue open for really getting somewhere unless it be through politics, and that Is a game I do not care for. Frankly, tho role of farmer, old before my time, Is not one I fancy for myself at-RO, Yet how am I to get out? Seven years Is a tons lime to be out of the city and Its attendant ways. Could I start In again, say In the same line I was in before, at a wage that would insure my family a comfortable living? I I'e.ir the tlr.-t iillestioll I vmmiIiI hae to answer would be 'What ex perience have .Mill'."' At the lime I left Ihe city I I'oultl have blulTnl that through nine time out of ten, but I had coiitlilfnce in myself then. Living the so-called simple life duet nut lend to Inspire coiilldeni'e 111 oneself, and without that, especially In the city, a man Is seveiely handicapped, l'o!-slbl had I iiinaint'il I -onld still he a clerk at a week, but speaking without brag, I doubt it And hail I Invested tile iiione which I put In this farm in a home of my own ami kept on forging ahead I see no reason why 1 should have In look forward I" approaching old age with misgivings, Certain it is I would lint have had to work so hard during the lat seven years, and 1 think I would have had fully us much to show for It. Do you city men ever stop to com pute Ihe average man you meet on the street or in the olllcu of 50 or 00 W ith the im u of tile .ini. ie seen While nil our mi. ati.iii.s', ( 'ompare tluiu iiieiiialh a I 1 1 .-irall The average clly man who illg of Clltllllg lluKe 1 1 1 Mil tile trying fariiiiug for a ll mg enough capital to buy ami Western faun. That there is Noil have Tiy il well as i Hi. uk- nv ami ll is nut Mm I, a li Illg to be bail I'm im iiliiinsi a : i New i:ng. laud rami under proper tnnn.ig. ai. iil few will deny. In nli ntallv then, is an emu ninny- amount nf work in be ilnne befiili the sn-iillliil abainliini'd farm i bmuglit up to whete it uill be a paying proposition, If you succeed, then what? In lin ing let me suggest that befme tying our money up in a New Knglaml faun ami limiting jour present poii "'i look into this in. tier tlini'.-uy'' l;' t il fly aside from the nein It can mui afford it" II a1" ' wife" And last but " a ' " ,v about yuiir children'.'