Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 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
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
for Mrs. Rupp has a real nice voice
even if it is deep and carrying, but it
was the words:
"We "are emancipated," she was
crying. "We are no longer chained
to the house to cook men's meals and
wait on them, and sew on their but
tons and coddle them when they are
sick. We are American citizens and
the hand that rocks the cradle is the
hand that rocks the world "
Rupp saw red. With a roar like
an angry bull he charged into the as
semblage of "ladies only"and coarse
ly suggested to Mrs. Rupp that she
cease talking to a bunch of old hens
and come home and cook hfs supper.
It was more than emancipated
ladies could stand. Wild shrieks
arose like the clatter of disturbed
barnyard fowls and in the midst of
the turmoil Rupp was arrested.
It created quite a stir. Suffrage
leaders aired their various opinions,
but none of them agreed that Mrs.
Rupp had done wrong, however
much they willingly admitted that
Rupp was unreasonable to put the
demands of his hungry stomach be
fore the affairs of .the nation.
Even the magistrate was a little
unkind to Rupp and the magistrate
should have had 'a fellow feeling, or
he will have when suffrage is granted
in New York.
Rupp promised never to interrupt
a suffrage meeting again.
But Rupp's method of carrying out
this promise didn't appeal to Mrs.
Rupp at all, for though she cooked
the supper that night no Rupp ap
peared to eat it.
- This continued for a couple of days
and Mrs. Rupp grew nervous. It is
one thing to neglect a man when you
know he is home waiting for you
even whe you boast of your inde
pendence; it is another to boast of in
dependence when it is because the
husband of your choice has deserted
you basely, so Mrs. Rupp neglected
suffrage while she hunted up Rupp
and had him arrested for abandonment.
But Rupp had won. Given a choice
between equal suffrage 'and a hus
band, Mrs. Rupp did not hesitate.
She has withdrawn her name from
the suffrage cause, and Rupp's sup
per will be waiting for him each night
when he returns to his now thor
oughly subjugated frau.
THIS COUPLE HAVE BEEN "TIED
UP" THIRTEEN TIMES
Hagerstown, Md., Aug. 21. Frank
Vernon and wife toda yheld a con
ference to decide whether to end
their eleventh honeymoon and settle
down as married folk of second-year
standing. They were married in Vera
Cruz, Mexico, for the eleventh time
a short while ago. Before that were
ten weddings and honeymoons in as
many different countries, beginning
with a regular American wedding in
Columbus, Ohio, in 1909. Vernon ex
plained that weddings and honey
moons became a hoby and they took
the step as a precaution because in
some countries marriages performed
in others are not recognized. The
Vernons have marriage certificates
signed in Columbus, Ohio; Montreal,
Canada; England, Scotland, Wales,
France, Germany, Belgium, Russia,
in 1911; Sidney, Australia, 12 1912,
and Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1913.
Ma (going for the seaside trip")
Willie, have you packed your tooth
brush and comb and brush and soap?
Willie (disgustedly) Here, ma;
stop it! I thought we were going for
a holiday to enjoy ourselves!