On Sept. 7, 1899, the Lawrence World editorialized "Every once in a while some notoriety crazed individual commences a crusade against something or other that is in the public eye. The Mother Hubbard has been a favorite object of attack and yet this article of feminine apparel has clung to the fair forms of the ladies despite all criticisms. It is cool, comfortable and accommodating and its mission is to make life easier. We put so much upon our women folks that the men should welcome anything that made them feel more agreeable to surroundings instead of condemning. However, the Mother Hubbard has read its title clear to the hearts of the fair sex and it has defied all attacks. The men have not even succeeded in having it belted down."