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The nonpartisan leader. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1915-1921, September 30, 1915, Image 11

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BL GEftTRUDE M. PRICE.
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Puente, Gal., Sapt^ ^.—I-iMkve -Just:
returned from a 'Visit to_a*MWHnuriity
sfarm! .•{
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It is 75 acres «-of land which has
?4been converted in a vyery irieE .tim
sfrom untitled soil, into a *«pd«irt
-garden. .'/./
ft is called 'IThe^lrfisi.'A^^es Id-,
aJowship i?arm,"aittaf«gfa aeveral-saiies
rJcomthere^and was jrtarted^by Geo.
.Oittlefield.
When "the farm was .-founded a
-company was organized -*wifch- 3*esi^
«tent,„yice -president .-andvdinectors.
|tr Residents Are IfarlM. :y
Though little attempt has been
made to let the pofelicfcnow About
it the residents .upon It aeem tQ-hail.
-from all conen of.th®.
world.
-People =who wanttotive as they
"wish, and*not accocdingto pattern,
-taHpparently havgpicked it -for
Siaven.
-Tfeereare artists, dentists,^tudehts
jtnd justordinarycitizens who have'
*herished the idea «f an: idea} -out-,
-door life.
The., rates of the commannity farm
require thatno man .shall take more
—than three lots for his own. If .he
ilhave awife,-she.,also t»as theprivi
Jlege of taking three, lots.
There are naw.about::fox£y peopled
—on the place..-Thsreisn't arpersoi
the farm, more swake to its pos
^sifcihties and opportunities ^ban Mrs.
•«J M. Koller, the ifeminine -member of
the board of directors.
She firirdy befctevfis- that itjut pos
'•^jifele and profitable for people to
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^^ub8kiized
Wr
-T'-ya J-
lilted theiriselves together under cfcr
tain rational ru$es,jifojcki tte Soil]
to iheir owii advantage, using com
iria^ity stowS,Hclubs iaad nodes
r* ji
pf
"|vriien"we canfe t6 this pliac&" $wo
5
ears ago thef land was absolutely
^.iKmer told me. "A
Jarge^ jum of money was spent "To
.inptall-:.« splendid puttying plant.
An&^the «onseqaene is we have plen»
tjvof- water at a small cost.
th?it -our land
produceaprolifically.*'
lto. Ktfller showed
:nj£
heavy -With roasting ears fig and
orange trees, berry vines, water
melons,, peach trees loaded with fruit,
And all sorts ffragrant flowers in
&biem.
She told me something of the so
cial" life of women members of
•the comnranity farm, stating that
thcyhad .«. regular clubhouse in
which there were gymnasium classes
sewing Masses and social gatherings..
For the .upkeep-of the arm so
jnuph ji month is paid. This fund
covers taxes andcurrent expenses.
There is also a community store.
Founder Littlefield, who is now in
the £set preparing to establish
aimihur-'-farm, will return next No
vember,- when a number-of improve
ments will be made in the L. A.
Fellowship.
"Thene is. One big difficulty,"' ssad
Mrs. £oHer, "and -that is the mar
jeeljing •problem. The thing the small
community'farmer must solve in the
middleman profit'which cuts all profit
oulj of his small efforts.
Steeple' preach that more families
get hack to the soil. That's
~weH and.tgood. We are endeavmr
ii% to ^O !tbat ^here. Sat until the
middl«ttMm hft&i beer: erased from the
mjarksting system, the tiller of
-smaU amount of land ^cannot hope
to aaa^e as much from his labor as
he «has a i^ght to expect.'*
publlcpresst.su^.hs^^&beeix
week andbpr-ospects^ire-that i:hi8 will soon be increased to a million.
a part of our great
What the War Means
To the Women hi
Italy. The Suf-
fe..
BY ALICE ROHE.
/Rome,'
vBut
lQtrfo&t «orn,
v%
Aug. 15. (by. Mail) .—"Some­
where in' Trentina" an Alpine soldier,
was* fighting ^or Italy's honor and
glory.
his thoughts kept turn-
ing from the fountain pisses before
him back to the httle town hall Of
Montepolciano, where lie knew a
yoUhg girl was talcing the solemn
vows of matrimony.
The Alpine soWier was Meioli Giu
seppe and the girl standing before
the mayor of Montepulciano beside a
tall young man whom she was -prom
ising to Sows, honor and obey," was
his wife. The young-man-was tak
ing the vows of matrimony with this
young girl was his own brother, Gio
vanni Meioli.
The Alpine's soldier's mind saw the
ceremony* plainly, but he smiled hap
pily, for there was no perfidy nor
wrecked romance In the happenings
in the town hall of Montepulciano.
Giovanni was merely acting, as a
proxy man for him.
This was the first marriage by
proxy to be performed under the
rulings of the Duke of Geneoa from
this locality.- Many marriages by
proxy are being arranged-because of
fiances being hurried away to their
regiments before the- necessary civil
fcteps for marriage can .be taken.
The woman question 3a Italy to
day is one which offere many new
phases. For one of the important
bars to church wives who become
mothers,' and whose husbands are at
the front, is that they Are not rec
ognized before the. Italian law.
Many a hidden romance and many
Iti l^llytiiere was formed, iy farmers, a corporation, for the handling of grain on terminal 1
inarke^,vk»owiiiis the Equity Go-operative Exchange. It began business in Minneapolis, Minn.
^s.
JUlgast Istv W2—a Jit^e more than three years ago. It%eg*n.i2i ^position to
combine^Ilie Miiiiieapdas-€aiattBler oi^TGeoM«e^
flltiit iaatltute^ and slandered from the public platform and In the
persecuted ln fhe courts.
thro^ it^l we^afe won. We are handling now -over 509,900 bushels of grain
KL-AiUDERSON, Pres. G. A. THIEL, Secy, and Treas
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Board of Director^
I J. C. Leuna, Mayv'ifle, N. D-j D. H. Olson, New Rockford,N. D. Nels Magnuson, Souris, N. D. F. B. Wood, A
N E el Pi re S is N a it N
"C. Berg, Hendnim, Minn. Magnus Johnson, Kimball, Minn. J. M. Anderson, St. Paul.
Officars of North Oakotk State Union American Society of Equity
000 M. P.iJofeiisonj Dmnyforook, Pr^. P. M. Casey, Lisbon, Vice-Pres. f||
Board of Directors
Anthony Waiton, A. W. DitmeivVelva C. A. Swanson, Driscoll J. McAdop, Turtle Lake If!
in"the:^ty of St. Paul, wherein giuin may be dried,
the farmera.:. We need your co-operation. ^p-Buy a share of
Consign your grain to us at St. Paul «nd Sugi^or, Help
General Offices, St Paul, Minn, and Superior, Wis. "V
CA/ha^ AI
a heart tragedy have been'brought
to jight through the lurid glare of.
a .bursting shell. These tragedies are
liot alone those of ibe people. Young
women of good families have shad'
ow» cast into their lives now because
in Italy the king must concent to
the mairiage.of his officers, Before
a lieutenant -may marry his bride
must bring to lum
Today in Italy the suffragettes are
to the f+otft in: battling wito the
problem which is stirring the whole
world—that of war babies.
And through the steps taken by
these suffragists, the different phases
Of marriage by proxy,.of. unhappy
brides of officers and of churdf
wivps, all come before the woman's
court of justice. The action taken by
the Milan suffragists and fallowed by
other groups is: To pve help to
soldiers' wives and children of churcK
weddings to assist those woiien andr
children, who, though bound' by no
legal nor church ties, yet were de-.
pendent upon the men called to aruis
to care for children in institutions
specially provided for this purpose
children of -soldiers regardless of
their legitimacy.
But the work of the Italian suf
fragists 4as. not stored hwe, for
tbair earnest and active efforts are
being directed toward thia* wodding
bj proxy clause provided legally by
the Duke of Geitw, The women are
doing everything in theiiS power to
facilitate these civil mai^^es. and
are asking co-operation of all the mil
itary and civil powers:
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"dot" 6,-.
000vl^e $12,000), 3J« girl a cap-,
taiii loves must return his affection
not only with love but with 40,000
lire, .*. All officers' wives jare 'investi
gated,' though 4}1 ranks do not have
to demand a set dowry from- their,
brides.
NwAere.^er»ous
cases arise to expedite these mattwrs
so that the proxy wedding inay take
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