Writings in Iowa, maybe should check out Iowa as further research

Clipped from US, Iowa, Waterloo, Waterloo Evening Courier, November 8, 1909

Mrs. Jane Pond of Monpelier, Indiana, writes: The one law of Iowa that causes many mothers to be taken to the county poor house to end tneir days and be buried in a pauper's grave reads thus: The husband is. the head of the family. He has a perfect right to see or give away any personal property, which on a farm means all that his wife,and children under 21 years of age, can earn.The W. C. T. U. meeting at Omaha, rejoiced greatly oyer the temperance victories of the year, and over the accession of 20,000 newmembers during the year.•