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THE EVENING WOULD, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
From the Viewpoint
Of a Suffragette Mother
Mrs. Mary Ware Dennett
Tell How She Train
Her Children and Say
She Thinks the Father
Ought to Give Hours of
His Time Daily to the
Youngsters While the
Mother Is Away.
Marguerite Mooers Marshall.
Ths Spartan mother In the person of
SLr. Arnold Volpe, haa Riven her testi
mony in the case of Dr. Alolph FW
dniky vs. ths American mother. Dr.
Bsrglnskjr, you will recollect, inveighed
heart!'- against th foolishly Indulgent
attitude of American motherhood, an 1
declared that the moihera were to
blame for the large number of alckly,
lll-dlaclpllned children In th'.a country.
To-day let ua hear what the euftrage
mother haa to aay to thla Indlotment.
She sxtsts In Increasingly large turn
bars, despite the doleful prognostications
of the ntia. And ahe can a fir no
tatter repraaanUUve than Mrs. Miry
Ware Dennett, Secretary of the Na
tional Woman Suffrage Aaeoclatlon, and
the mother of two fine young MM
"In the flrat plae," declared Mrs.
Dennett. "It la not American mother
hood which ahouid be brought to the
bar, but American SafeRtltOOd. SOU
aay Dr. Berglneky euggeala that the
United States Oovcrnment foun'1 e.'honM
for mothera. 1 aay that I bohtve all
education ahouid strive to (It perRjna for
the dutlea and responsibilities of parent
hood, hut the Instruction la Just as ne
ceasary to the youns man a to thu
"Tk American father inlet
lean that ha If aot doing Ms full
duty by hie children whan ha pays
their blUa aad playo wlti them
nights, moralafs and Bondaye.
XI niuet manage to gi Uiew
mora of ale time aad attention,
and to take at leaat an eq-aal share
f the responsibilities of their up
bringing upon hi a own ahonldara.
His development as a parent can never
quite equal that of a woman, becajao
he alona can bear children. Therefore
It'a a:: the nioro important that he
ahotlM play his part for all there la In
It after the e.-.Mrori OOBM Into the
Hut how can ho epend with the chil
dren the time he haa ti uaa In aarnlni;
money for thorn?" I asked.
FIVE HOURS ON AND FIVE
"I think that moat informed an 1 pro
gressive peoph- arc agreed aa to th.
necessity of economic independence for
t i married woman," replied .Mm. Den
nett. "If the mother It a SrajTS-enrnsr
the father' task will be ttmpilflad, In
etead at his epenjln,? a ten-hour wor.:
day oulatda the home, we aha;.
Home time have t!io mother and father
altwnatln.f flve-n ur pcrloda f wor.i
with Ova houra M the company of their
children. And the Whole, family will he
better olT for ths i h ttura,
The average ID l the is apt to got too
do to her children io know how he-:
to aalfy their ntadl other t:iar the
purely physical ines Her aense of ner
apactlve Is destr a)rt 1 You often nef
mother tomntsjnrng bicauae father, who
cornea homo and plays with the chil
dren Us'u.e goln to b-J. won't under
stand how naughty tiny really are. But
If ahe could git away from her young
stars now and then ahe would loss ner
nervously exaggerated senaa of their
It wa obvious that !n dliruisInK the
lroper care pf l-lr.-n Mrs. Dennett
preferred to BS ths ijtctlvs "parenta.'."
an 1 not "HIS I go 1 " Thereforo I aall,
"What are y.uir parental principles?
Do you believe in the methoda of Slo
mon or of Dr. Woode Ilut'-hlnson?"
"I think that there Is a great deal of
good In each of wrut may be called the
schools of repression and expajialon,"
shs averred. "It really seems a pity
that the advocates of the lira dlffersnt
VfMeTS MAOVW Df MNTTT
methods uaually fall to see ths point
where both merge.
"Ths child' too oarefuJly pro
tected, too closely hedged la by
parental decisions, Is Uksly to
grow up with no particular
strength of character or of trill.
Vow ths world needs people to be
actively rather than passively
g-ood. On the othar hand, there Is
a wlds difference bstwssn teach
In a Ihfld to control himself aad
allowing him to grow up without
any control, even his own.
"The parent should direct every ef
fort toward showing tho child the value
of temperance In all things. Hut If at
the moment the little one's desires are
so strong that he is unable to see the
beauty of temperate aelf-cnntrol, ths
parent should exercise restraint over
him un'U he learna bettor."
SPANKING WAS ONLY THING
SHE COULD THINK OF.
"Should tho restraint Include corporal
punishment"" I aaked.
"In theory T have always aatd no,
Mrs. Dennett answered, with a quizzical
smile. "Rut you know thcre'a nothing
equal to a child for overturning theo
rtes. And I admit that when I found
my two-year-old son si. ting under the
bed wl;h a 1 x of mat. -lies, a heap of
rut ones !i he had Hshted bes.de
him. I admit that I picked him up and i
spanked him. I couldn't st the moment
think of anything alas which would so
instantly convlncs him that matches
are not plaything.
"I do think, though, that such pun
Ithment should be discarded at a very
early age. In fact. Just a soon as a
child I old enough to be reasoned with.
After that period has been reichc 1.
Clow Is a confession or faUurs by the
parent, failure to tact or sympathy or
"Ars yow believer m the Influence
of beautiful objects on the child?"
"He Is usually impressionable to a
degree, and while It would be foolish
to rely wholly on such Infl lence, I
think charming surrounding, line mo
lts and art hava an undoubted effect.
Ths snvlronrhent should be made, as
nearly Msal aa poeetble.
"I do fssl that ons of tho flaws In
tho Amerloan system of education Is
the emphasis laid upon material achieve
ment, rather than cm beauty of char
acter. Tha common educational Ideal
la that the boy bo taught to make
good,' that l. to achieve a tangible
value In dollars and cents Thla Is of
ten acquired at the expense of nnself
lahness and a aense of beauty. We
ought to teach our children to shun
rather than seek this typs of sue -ess."
"And have you made your boys sjuf
fag1stsr, "They have never had any chance to he
swyth.na elae. alnc rhsy wars broiigh'
up in an atmosphere free from prejudice."
said Mrs. Demnet, simply. "I hs.l only
on conversation on Ihe subject with
my elder son, who was eight at the
time. I was going to a suffrage com
mittee meeting, and he wanted me to
tell him about it. After I was through
he sxelslmed, 'But why don't they let
you vote?' Then, doubling up his little
fists, 'If they don't, I'll make 'em!'"
LITTLE TWIN SISTERS
HURT BY RUNAWAY HORSE
On Their Way to School One Is
Hurt Trying to Drag the
Other From Danger.
Bertha and Btla Isvlne, twins, elttlit
years old, llvs at No. 220 East Nlnety
etsrhth street. To-day they occupy twin
cot at the Reception Hospital.
Tho twin had started for Public
School No. 77. at Ninety-sixth street and
Lexington avenuo. and were crossing
Second avenue thla morning when a
delivery wagon driven by Charles
Klffer of No. !. Ft Eighty-eighth
street bore down on them rapidly. Etta
was the first to aeo the danger. She
gave ltertha a push that sent her clear
of tho horse's hoofs sven as Etta her
self was knocked down and trampled.
Mertha, seeing her twin Blatter under
the anlmafa hoofs, made a dive to drag
her out of harm and was, In turn,
howled over and cut by the steel shoo.
The horae was swerved before the
win-el passed over the children. Etta
has serloua Internal Injuries. Henna
has bad cuts on her face and arms.
" Better Gondii for the Same Money Same
12 to 26 34th St. West
Important Sale Tuesday
Women's and Misses' Silk Dresses
Very Exceptional Values
Br. " dec! Crepe de Chine, Charmeuse and
Cicp; MetOOTi in Black, Navy, Copenhagen,
Rosr, Taupe, Brown, Pearl Gray, Salmon Pink,
Wistaria, beautifully draped and pannier effects.
Actual Value $39.50
SALE OF WAISTS
DECIDEDLY NEW MODELS in White
Washable Crepe de Chine, with Robespierre,
Byron and high French roll collars.
Actual Value $8.7?
22 to 26 John Forsythe 34th St. West
JXeprotiuttions of &!)efftefti Patrti arc
Pries 14 in. $9.7i
of our new
UR Reproductions of Sheffield Plate
are among the best silver plated
ware that is made today.
They are fashioned by experienced
Silversmiths and heavily coated with pure
They look like solid silver, and so ser
viceable are they, that to all intents and
purposes they are silver.
Large pieces, such aa Trays and
Serving Dishes are especially suitable for
fashioning in Sheffield Plate.
We have these in a variety of styles
and sizes, and at prices that are markedly
The MERIDEN Co.
(INTERNATIONAL SILVER COMPANY, SUCCESSOR)
49-51 W. 34th Street, Throogh to 68-70 W. 35th Street, New York.
A Sensational Sttceens
Continued This Week!
You can have as many
book starred with 00
free stamps as you may
need to secure any par
ticular premium which
you desire fn get.
These 60 Free Stomas
are in addition to the
every Tuesday in the
Premium Parlor, t n
our a RE EN BV T
Double HtC Stamps
with PurchaseM Before
12 o'tlork Single
Goods for Lets Money than Elsewhere"
Meet Me -at the fountain
GREENHUTSIH6EL COOPER 0.
J.B.OREENHDT. Pr .
MP tO ( StrMU
MAIS Bt lLDISd
Fur Sale Extraordinary!
A Distribution of $30,000 Worth of Fur Coats, Fur Neckwear and Muffs Began at the
Big Store This Morning.
This sale continues tomorrow. Take advantage of it, for the special prices help you to economize
to the extent of 25 to 50 per cent. and in some cases even mors.
A few examples of the vahies are given here:
'50 Russian Ponyskin Coats
Handsome garments, as inusmted; made of selected
whale skins, bsauriftilly marked and moire il. hi and 94
inches long, wish dsep skswl collar, brocade snd Skinner
satis lining; some are flnibed with a pkrin Mark sarin
border, farmed "kicker," fo present Hnin around boms
01 coar trom sotting
'79.50 Handsome Caracul
Skin Fur Coats at '59.50
f vet y ssrmcnt is made froas ckoice selected snd rustroua
skins nt s austir rhet ta retiaMe In every detail. Thee
cnars arc Si inches lens, srffhrh semi-rfrrfn. with deep
hswt cnilsr. richly lined with brocade snd fancy silks.
Coats of equsl qeeliry sold SOW where ai prices up so IS.
ynur cnoice, nere, at SSV.SO.
Fur Scarfs, Mutts and Fur Sets
12 Marnset Fnr Herts consisting
I arsw pillow snuff and s-s i )(?
fancy shawl collar; B(
$35 Australian Opossum Far Sale
consisting of Isrge pillow Bull
snd sailor collar,
KnTKfnan renuenl. WE
Vault FKKE OF CMAMQM
$25 Rise Fsr Far Shawl
IIS to IIS Hudaaa Seal (PiKcd)
Large Pillow Mutfa can hardly be
distinguished from muffs mads
WILL STORE auiu evat ourrhatrtl in
iiotti Hitch time inu -nn a thr
(WAIN BultSaa. Flrat Ploer )
$7 J r $1XTS Hssaswa Seel 'PlecesT)
Nesetty Scarfs tn match above
'3.50 te 750
$tS.SS Jcs Mink Far WHS eonslsrlag
of fancy and pilkrw muffs ami large
clou hie far novelty scarfs, ypQ
I hit ale in our (old Storage
Sment Is wanted for its.
I MAM "'"' i
In This Sale of Women's Blouses
vsmmaV1 a Wfi
Which Begins Tomorrow
Foil Can Get the Season's Mont Beautiful Style In Dependable Oualitu
Il White Lingerie Qn I '2 White French VoUe $-1 I
Blonaes, at . . Ui7V BIooBea, at . . . 1 1
$4 Whfte Embroidered I '2.50 White Embroidered
Net Blouses. $g Lingerie Btotises, j gQ
fhWH SullaW rim lUpl-
3 White French
Voile Blouses, at
$5.90 White and Black Bro
caded Charmeuse $q no
Blouses, at . OaVO
(i RE EN HUT BUILDING-
Fall Household Exhibits and Economy Sales
We are now holding OUR GREAT f ALL HOUSEHOLD
EXHIBITS AND ECONOMY SALES of new styles snd designs
in furniture, curtains snd upholsteries, housefumishings, rugs,
china and glassware, lamps, pictures and s hundred-and-one
other things to make vour home comfortshle and cosv rlurino- the
coming winter days.
JSgfMi ire event The Big Store cuts its already low prices lower stilt
while?! lasts Cme " "ke adl,,n,ae 01 lhis 'n,lW opprna4ly
Economy Sale of
There is room here for only a
few ol tomorrow's items:
Uch lri.-ii Mini l.act- Curlalns -witli
wide floral and detached
borders; value $5.M); $Q QC
Rurrit'd Net Ited Beta with Isrge
late center motifs snd corner
pieces; reuularly $5; OQft
tomorrow, at J.O3
Nottingham l.uce Curlalns in a
IsrRC vsriety of new snd plessing
figured Armure Portieres trim
med with rich tspestry horders;
rcgulsr price $4.50; $Q KA
(GRFFNHtlT Bulldini. Flrai Floor.)
Economy Sale of
Ax minster Rugs
SANFORD'S SEAMLESS AX
MfNSTER RUOS, at prices that
shout equal the cost of pro'uetir n.
They are mill ssmples and dropped
Sire x feet; regularly
$22.50; st 91 I.OV
Sire flxfi feet; regularly
$15 50; st $11. OU
Sie xl2 feet, regulsrly
$22.5; st $1 .50
ismc sUs in alistlfly mismauhe.
puttents; reRUlsrlv .
122.80; at 1 1 Da O
fCRBINHUT nuiljing. Firat Floor.)
Economy Sale of Furniture
A few example of the
exrrsorrjiaary values of
fered during this sale.
Fear-Piece Party ICggliah Liv
ing aWosn Mate cwasisting
of armchair, rocker, asllee
ad 20-inch square table;
all made of oak in Early
English nnlsh; saddle wood
seats; regatsr price, com
plete, $15; tomorrow, I
Four-Piece Parlor Suite con
sisting of arm rocker, arm
chair, sense and 24-inch
sqaara top table, all made of
birch in rich mahogany
finish; loose cushion seats,
French leas and claw feet;
regular price, complete, $J0
GoMra One Buffet made el oak
llden finish, top la 20x42
nciwi and Is mounted by s
French plate bevelled mirror,
ixe 10x30 Inches; two small
drawers and one large one;
regular price $14;
GoMen Osk Dresner -topi Ix3
inches snd is mounted with
French piste he tested mirror,
size 14x24 inches three Isrge
drswers, regular price $
$10; tomorrow, si ,.. I .JJ
KiRF.ENHirr buiMlag, .Seivarf aad TMtd I l.mr )
mmm-G R EES HI ' T BlILDIX-m
Thw u-rhire nnalatH of etshteaia
pieces of One, thin-blown crystal.
SB follows :
Table 1 amblers. 6 Settser Tsxsv
Mere. 6 Whlaay Tumblers eack
piece is ensrsved with
initial. to ordir; tomorrow; Ofl
the complete set, for only OsfC
Fi.-ase anta that wa csnaor 011
,C. O. O. orders st this price.
ic.KFt.NMi i auiuaaa. nasi riesr.t
This handioose gaa
in diameter and aaa
30 srt glass
Ci stars in s riv
er sad pink,
withmeisl A l-
pee overlay border. Complciewitk
elsbach inverted burner, maaile
snd globe; regular price $1150;
complete, tomorrow, rj g
"ir.BEFNHirr aaisaaa. uj rir.
1 1 i
GREEN HI T HI IL DING-
Economy Sale of Housefumishings
t -Ai tejJiii
ia v. "
Stolen and Heaters
Sun Oak I'urlor Heating Stoveav-burn
Ither coal or wood; powerful heater;
.ii.i center ursre, nickel top-ring snd
ftney urn-top. No. II iic, A CP
with 10-inch fire pot .JJ
No, 13 ize. with 12-inch (Ire pot $6.75
LsrKer sizes in proportion.
Onfyn limited quantity nomailor
telt prions oraert mint.
Waterman ii 1 1 ii r
Japanned finish, threa-
utiurt oil tank, viiili afct Isl t?f
hunier; st . . . . 5.iW Vh
: . . Is) ra four oval rubes, fancy IVv'sl
jewvl front, excellent heater; $ r IttaSwjT
special, tomorrow, at . l.aJU Ifji 'I-
Six-iuIk-mzc . . . I2JI5
Maic i if-lt cdi.ig Parlor Stove with A. 't
We carry only the best grades of imported and
domestic aluminum ware.
" mtgsune, run mcKoi-piatea
nickel side i ..I and luti'C oval
pltl d dome lop .
I.' 40, tl
pint sue S
Double Klce or (
Hull, r luo-pinl
nxe , special, at
$2 H II
. . 5r
I If COVI RE D
f Tl I I R I IN
r Y S-
8'.,-incli site ..
Mi in. h sire
10 1 .-inch size.
aim Ue; reieUr
It tl ; at. .
I hi plat !. 11,10
I ollanders with riveted
handles and feet,
regularly !0c , er
ana BuesMst )
. i ' b i . rDPT, MKBS Mils i n.KTAIN STtETCHI
l oth 'trasw, h JViac SMs-si4 ummJ
race, nit SsnBg hi"S a tr". ' akaal plaaaS
StSSsasn 3tasl a4 braaa p ne 'Ht,'': -
in l, nta Mat. ISSS "Sitl aad eUira.
s laid f) 86c SUe SilO It 01 20
S,.e Hit U fl 9U !! t 188
Ourpsinfi sre madefrom the purest turpeMme.oii end lead.
Permanent Mled Paint
ai5 Pmt SOk
liailoa . .
i.l Ion l(
Hoof ur Itarn Paint
Qaul . .
r...;oa SI 6ft ' Oassl 40
Vt'tallen 80 I
AUo s tomslSN llisc of Hie best grsdes of white lead,
boiled or rsw turpentine, shclisc, crude oil, hard oil and
dryers. CersteiidorlerV supolin stsins, radiator bronie,
stove-pipe enamel, bath ctuuuel. etc.
ggjj Uoubu iOf t.ri-c1 Trading Statnsith tujchustsUtfors Uo Llock -6in?leMamps ThersaJUr