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SHALL WOMEN VOTE?
To tho Edltor of Tho Times-Dispatch: Sir,?Friday, January 19, will go! down In the history or Virginia as ' ' most mumorablu day. On thnt day the I unfiauehlsed jiart of the population ol tho State pleaded their caudo bufote the committee of tho so-called repre? sentative branch of the government up- 1 pointed for hearing such causes. Women! who work for their own support und I tho support of others, women who pay tuxes, women who train tho minds of I the youth of this State, women who) in their professional life see tho cry- i ing needs of legislation which the law goyernltlg body refuses to enact, wT,- I men who have given tho State her j men?th.se pleaded well that a latter opportunity to aid their State be given ! them. This Is not it time for tho men I ol the State, who boast of trelr chivalry j und opcn-mlndedncss, to sneer at and1 ridicule the Woman's movement; it Is ?' lime In which they should tie devoutly thankful that the women of this State] are unselfish enough, in tho midst of j multitudinous domestic und industrial duties, to offer their services to the, State for her betterment. "Taxation without representation"?| the old cry rang out uguin. A part ol! | the people taxed for the support Of lite govcrnmo'it, ami yet without a' voice In electing the representatives i who imike the laws and distribute the1 funds of the State. Neither the mem? bers of tho committee on whom was I conferred the honor of hearing this cause, nor the people who were present to witness the proceedings, can deny tho righteousness and Justice of wo? man's plea for the franchise. Th'. truth, tho whole truth, and nothing but the truth, was presented. Hard fact fell upon hard fact. Mrs. Valen? tine, Miss Johnston, Mrs. Jiosher, Mrs Lewis, Mrs. Wise, Miss Davis, Miss Ran? dolph produccel the figures that can? not He. Miss Johnston dealt in a con? cise way with the biological, philosoph? ical and historical?as well as tho prac? tical?aspects of the cause. It is a great loss to the Slate that her men do not take to the performance of their po? litical duties such thoughtfulness and Intelligent sentiment as were evident :n Mre. Valentine's masterful presenta? tion of tho rights of woman. It has been many a day since the walls of Virginia's House of Delegates hn%e echoed to sucli well- reasoned and dig* hilled presentation of a cause. Two representatU'es of organized la? bor fcpoke earnestly for the grafting of the franchise to women. Three minis? ters of the gospel, men endowed with tho strength and courage of conviction Which lay beneath every action of their ] Master when He dealt with injustice? these men, refreshingly unafraid to carry the sign or their high calling Into ? tho political arena, came to testify to! the value and righteousness of the wo-I man's cause. Th'i day bar come for the men who] claim opon-mlhdcdness to justify their claim; tho day hau come for the men who boast their chivalry to perform the most noble act of chivalry?admit th* defeat of their prejudices by the cvl ii. n" that has bCOO produced. Woman Is not the mental, moral, physical weakling that the preconceived vltw? ? ?I her brothers would seem to Indi? cate-, nor Is she the divinity which their oft soft-spoken half-truths would lead the unknowing to think. Woman Is human, and she Is tired of the ijues lonable position of parasite in whtcn man, by his selnshnrss, has placed her. It la not folr to subject this large pto portlon of self, home and government supporters of tho population to the hu? miliation of living en favors and priv j Men say they love fair play; there Is but one kind of fair play . d that is granting people their rights. It la contended that it Is not right that woman should be subjected to the hardships of political life, the contam? inating Influence of politics, the un eouthness of tho voting booth. Ccr lalnly no one will ever say again after last Friday that woman has not the Intelligence required to rust a ballot. Does the average man who has tn< least spark of patriotism lind It a hard? ship to cast his ballot or keep himself Informed as to political situations ' Why If the man In his crowded bus? iness lifo can find titr.o to keep himseir posted in political matters and to vote should not women do so'.' Is ou Virginian home such an institution e>r i-lavcry "to the dally round, the com? mon task." as this argument would m ? Heute? Why should the Influence ol politics be contaminating? Wb should not political life be clean, or inado clean, If It is so filthy? The po? litical life is a part of tho reltglnui whole. Why should the voting booth be such an uncouth place? It is there ?hat a man performs as sac red a duty to lila Creator as he does in the liotife of worship and petition. Why should liui the voting booth be. as dean ns our Omurchcs and schools and as_ highly reverenced? This most sacred'duty of political life should not be performed in a rum-befogged atmosphere or in the midst of profanity and strife, any more than that a man should think of mak? ing his private devotions in such an I atmosphere. This argument nrgucs a condition which la not quite good to admit: a failure of man to realize the greatness and sacredness of the fran iilsc right. "Oh. hut it is not right" Is considered the final argument. Then i why has the questicn not only strlsen In the evolution of God's world, hut fs also triumphing'.' Thoro arc no divas I trous results; this Is sufficiently proved. Tho luck of any protest against the j granting of the suffrage to woman was : most marked in Friday's proceedings i Thoro was not a voice to protest openly I und courageously against the hearing j of tho cause or the grunting of thu right. People convinced, really con j vinoed, that a catiso Is so e?ll do not light it by Bllencc. God would forgive the conservatives for speaking out 'against an evil. The opponents of this I causa should have challenged Its ovll leaders to debate and have branded I thom as evil-doers. There Is a wrath j that Justine* strong notion. Witness j our l.ord'.H driving the money changers from ills Father's housu. Tradition, hot Justice and reason ntuy withhold the proved riuht of suf j frage from women now, but another i generation Is coming on to trlve this unfrunchlsed a voice In tho government to which they pay taxes und to whose I laws they arc subject, i The women uro not alone In their fisht; thorn uro man., men standing by their side?not behind them, pushing them on. but helping them as equals should lie helped. These men reservft to themselves the sacred right of Inde? pendent thought and action so long as these arc harmful lo no one. There am no premises of shielding and protection, for these women uro not dependents; there is merely the. promise to relp and j help to the- end. It has cost some ot j these men, as well as the wo^fn, the] honored and cherished friendships and love of year.': they have won sneers and jeers and oven contumely, but if these things must be they must be. i We nre grateful to the women fori making this fight and ur.sponknbly grateful to Hill Montague for his fear? less conduct In presenting tho Joint resolution. The light of a free day Is breaking, and before so very long the women and men who honor and seek aftsr justice and righteousness shall have equal weapons wherewith to wage their war. WILLIAM CLAYTON TORRUNCE. i Richmond, January 20, 1&12. An Open Letter to Kev. Asbury Chris? tian. Sir,?"I believe the work for equal sullrngcj to bo a Christian work, and I try lo aid It because 1 am a Chrls i thin minister. I always enjoy remind? ing people that tho Ilrst woman's rights convention In this country was ' held In a .Methodist church." So spoke Bishop W. Hamilton, of the Methodist Church "If Christianity is completely to j restore that which was lost in Adam, I how can it stop short of completely i abolishing tho. subordination of wo? man, which the Illb'.e declares to be the direct result of sin, and of leading us back to the Ldcnlc proclamation; 'Let them have dominion over the earth'?" These were the words spoken by Bishop J. W. Hoshford, also of the Methodist Church, j 1 feel constrained to say. had you : given the bubjeet as unprejudiced and i intelligent consideration us these iwo I brothers of yours, there could bo ? evoked nothing less than a most j fervent Amen, Instead Of the denuiicla j Hons as expressed in your sermon last Sunday morning. Not only do we find our good Metho? dist brethren giving utterance to such opinions of equal suffrage, but a host ' of divines of all the leading denumi I nations. Among them arc the Revs. ; Newell Dwlght HtlllS, Robert Collyer. j James Freeman Clarke,, Francis K. ' Clarke. Mlnot J. Savage; Hishop I Qtiaid and Spaulding, of the Roman ! Catholic Church. Iilsuop Samuel Fel? lows and Potter, Episcopal; and last, but not Past, Rabbis .-Stephen Wise j and Charles Fletcher. To those who are on the watch- \ lower of progress and alert to the ; I signs of the times It Is strikingly significant to note so many leaders of I thought espousing the cause of wo- | I man suffrage. That other clnss of I thinkers, Uiu writers, arc also consplciu- j I OUB for their large numbers Indorsing I It. A petition presented lo Congress I In 1910 contained 710 names, besides I 938, who htul signed separate State , petitions. The list was headed by] Wm. l?ean liowells, the dean of; American literature, and contained the names of many men as well as wo- I men of note In I no world of letters. ? You say, "Woman's place Is In tho I I homo." That worthy sentiment has i been echoed BO often that It provokes I a smile, not the sentiment, but tho reiteration of It, especially when given with that complacent air of originality that accompanies platitudes. Every j woman is Instinctively a home-maker and homcrlover, but not every woman Is affordeil a sultnblo opportunity to ? establish and preside over a home; and I : tho greatly changed industrial condi? tions have thrust the erstwhilo stayers-at-homo Into tho business world until in this counrry alone thero , Is an army of 7,000,000 women work ! crs, whose ranks arc being steadily ' augmented. Tills industrial et a is making possible I the physical, social, moral and Intel- ! Yon, Mr. Storekeeper, are directly interested in the question of light. You cannot advantageously display your goods unless you have plenty of light and of the proper kind. tGas light is considered, and properly so, as a medi? aeval appliance in this progressive era. It is seldom that gas is considered for lighting purposes now; but many stores are poorly lighted because of improper distribution of lights. Let us look over your lighting system and make sug? gestions. Write or call. Virginia Railway & Power Co. Seventh and Main Streets, Richmond, Va. leetual liberties of woman, but ae yet In the necessarily blow process of this evolution, woman la meeting with many contaminating Intlucnceti of evil. Aro not sweat shops and overworked and underpaid workers, hum o deatruo live of the physical, mental and moral welfare of women than any condition In which suffrage might placo her? Why mako an outcry against Uio In? evitable?woman's ability no longer to remain In the home. llather lift your voice against the evils so cor r?ptive of health and mothe.-tiood? the foundation of the home. Why not follow the Golden Rule und give her the weapon of protection?that v, capon I for which our forefathers ehed their blood, and which is to-day (whother used or not) so dear to the heart of every male citizen of the republic? ttow Is it possible for you to deny it and believe in the doctrine which Is af? firmed in our Declaration of Inucpcnd ence, which is thut governments derive their Just powers from the consent of tlie governed. When you and others of Blmllnr views say, "Woman's place Is In thoi homo and not ut the polio," tho Inter-! enco Is drawn that women will, It; given the franchise, spend their entire time ut the ballot box. We could not do this, for tho ballot box Is only on exhibition onco or twice! a year. A prominent woman who basj voted says that It takes her about eight minutes to do ao, and she also stiit<-s that she Is often out of her home for very much longer periods of time than this, and for purposes far less Important. Does the a-t of voting cause men :t business to suffer neglect? We never hear men advised not to vote, and that their business will 'suffer neglect If they do. And Is It not a fact that tho majority of women have more lelsuro thun men? Might not tho hours spent in doing fancy work and In Idle gossip (for which my kox Is proverbial) be more profitably Bpcnt? Yet, women havo no time for tho responsibility of the franchise! Probably tho reason tor the oxprcsalon, "Garrulous ae ah old woman," has basis In the fact of the past woman'b relegation to and leisure for tho trivial things of life, certainly during the lnrger portion of the term of her existence. I You ask, "Isn't a lack of discipline ! shown now in the home, when girls of fourteen are out in the street at night unattended by their parents, and crowds of boys can be aeen roaming the streets, when they ought to be un. der the Influence of the home""' | Is this a new condition In our city, sprung into existence simultaneously with the equal suffrage movem-Mit? Only atiout hair tho women of the I race aro mothers. Applying the rule ' here, I did not know we had so many 1 suffragists that we could number mothers of crowds of boys. In the I Lqual Suffrage League hero there are 1 childless women and mothers of com? fortable meanc whose fnmlllcs have been reared to the adult stage. I venture to say that no woman In the league with household duties or chil? dren to see to has ever neglect- ; fed them to engage In auftrage propa I ganda, though her desire to help the ; cause la a burning one. I do hear of i mothers neglecting home and children I to visit the cheap theatres, but we I hear no cry raised against it. These ! places sprang Into existence nbo.it I three years ago, or about the same i time the suffrage movement was start? ed (a mere coincidence none will gain say), yet woman suffrage will prob alily be the scapegoat for their evils as well as others which may arise ?o : affect the discipline of the home. I Women stand In line ot these places with all sorts of people. We hear noth? ing of their being demoralized from tt or of consuming In this way valuable time. Then why the evil of her pres ence at the polls, and the bnllot box, which the Rev. John Ktaton, In a lec? ture, here not long since on woman suffrage, defined as a sacred thing? In concluding my comments on your reference to the home, I ennnot do better then quote the words of Mrs. Maude Hullington Hooth ("Little Mother" of our unfortunate brothers, the prisoners). She says. "I believe emphatically that a woman's place is home: but where Is her home? Mine Is all the way from Hoston to San Fran- j Cisco, nnd from Cannda to the Gulf. ; The question is not what a woman should be allowed to do, but can she do It properly? In this reform (wo? man suffrage), home Is the very watch? word for nil the Interests of the home, and nil the evils that affect the homo nre largely dependent upon politics. Women not only should have the power to deal with these, but they could wield it effectively." These arc tho sentiments of the 1.- 1 000,000 voting women of our country and the other millions who are pa? tiently waiting the decision of the good men to allow them do llkewlso. You say the work of the suffragists , ut the Capitol Is unwomanly. Is It unwomnnly to work in sanitnry commissions and on prison boards, to go fearlessly into 1'oIJcr Courts to se? cure the protection of families or into fnni wants of hospitals to save human Uvea? Is it unwomanly only to go upon nnd down the streets as our own good women do here on tag days to get funds for a consumptive camp or a nurses' settlement? Is it unwoman? ly to carry the gospel to the heathen land and come in contact with all sorts of conditions compelled by such a life'j work ? MRS. A. W. TATLOH. " I Woman's Uallot vs. the Ladles' llattlc. "io those of my countrywomen who think tor themselves'' arc the dedi? catory words of n little book which is now being widely disseminated. ?The Indies' Battle," by Molly Billot Seawell, is the source from which tho it'r.ti-suffraglatH draw some of their so-called strongest arguments. The Inference to bo orawn from the words of tho paragraph Is that those tjf us ?ho have thrown our sympathy and support on the other side do not |,u long in the thinking class with Miss Seawell and her friends, who are con? ducting tlie Indies' battle agulnst tho woman's ballot. Having, after considerable studv nnd reduction, enlisted among those who are endeavoring to secure the. ballot lor women, this writer, for one, ob? jects to the insinuation contained In Miss Seawall's remarks, it may not be unprofitable, therefore, for stich a one to examine some of the thoughts revealed in the author's own proud production. Miss Seawell says Hint one of tho two basic reasons against woman suf? frage In the United States Is the loss of property lights that women would 'necessarily suitor. Hut It te tin un? tenable fact that sltieh losses havo not occurred n the States In which suffrage oxists. In nswer to tins state? ment wo havo the words of Chief Jus? tice Potter, of Wyoming,' who says: "None of tho consequences or compli? cations mentioned by Miss Seawell havo arisen in Wyoming, whore wo? men have had full Httffrago since 1869. Married women have not only not boon doprfVed of any property rights which they had before equal suffrage wiih adopted,, but from tlmo to time statutes have been passed extending the property rights of mnrrled women." Mss Seawell furtudr Htatos that no 'voter-can claim maintenance from an uthar votor, and the question ia asked by Chlaf Justice Suiuvuii, of luu.no, v. no is doubtless as weil iiiturmeu ua Mis? MMivtii in points of law existing; in various States, especially In luuno, a suitrugc Statu: "vsnero ?n tho com? mon law or in any slate ulaw of wie busies of tuts Union can s.ic nna such a principle".'" She says Uic mumont a married woman claimed the rigp.t to vole, slic wouid be deprived ol uny claim to support from her husbano. 'there aro no such laws in any of tne tour auftrage States mmtioned. anu no suon laws exist in uny otfier State of tins Union, nor is any auch princi? ple tound in the couimun law." "At present," continues Mis3 s'eawell, "In the non-suffrage States, tee father alone Is liuble tor the support of the children. Lim If a wife and mother hud a vote, she would occoine jointly lbtoio lor Hu aupport of Itic chlluren." That this was IhouKiit not such a bad ar? rangement In Colorado Is proved by the fact thut before that Stato hud suftrage?as early uh 1891?a law was passen making husband and wife "Jointly or severally liable" for the expenses of the family and tho edu? cation of tho children, and since the women of Colorado were enfranchis? ed, the few cnangeu that r,ave been mad.- havo benn in tihe nature if im? provements, as is stated In Miss lieu n ?stunner's unbased aim sehoiXly trea? tise on "equal uffrugo" in Colorado. One s>uch improvement in legislation us Cited by ilis.s Suinner was mad-; by u law passed in lS'Jli ettlompting trom execution u homestead to the value of V?.OVO, and this law was so amended that tha husband can no longer sell the homestead without his wile's sig? nature A law of 1903 provided thut u man who "wilfully falls, refuses or neglects to provde proper food, cloth lug, aheltsr or care In case of sick? ness for his wife or minor child, shall, Upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by Impris? onment In the county Jail for not more than ninety days nor lOBs than thirty days." That does not lok as If an en? franchised woman must give up all claim to maintenance from her hus bund. And Miss Seawell muy rellove her mind of the bogle of the poll tax; for in Colorado the voting woman is exempt from paying a poll tax. And since she doos not Hive to asCt her husband to pay her poll tax. Mum Sea well's basic principle doas not cause, any serloua upheavals In Colorado. Whoro is tho person In full possession of his Bantty who will say tnal the moment a woman acquires'a vote she will bo required to take her place with other voters and "abandon all claim to maintenance"? That is, in died, an insult to the mauhod of the husbands, fathers and brothes of the women of the United .States. Not only have women not lost any property rig.its In .States whore they suffrage ,hut they have gained from an economic point of view, in several diftersnt ways. Mrs. .Maud Nathan, president of the Consumers' League of New York City, aays In an address delivered befora the Judiciary Commit? tee of the New York Legislature: "In Colorado thoa Is equal pa yfor equal' work done by employe no: "the Stute, and In Colorado women hold responsi? ble positions, political positions, and they are not deprived of thalr posi? tions. aB was the case recently of a postmistress In a neighboring village to ours, whose position was wanted by a nianwh o wlshad to use it for politi? cal purposes. She 'had served the State faithfully, but that made no dif? ference." So ftf from having suffered from the enfranchisement of women, as Miss Sen well fears, mlno children have been protected In several Weys by the di? rect influence of the -woman's vote. The first State Legislature after -women were grantsd suffrage passed a law making fathers and mothers Joint guardiuns. with equal powers of the children. A new and more effoctve com? pulsory education law waspaassd In lfiOO and made even more efficient since then by amendments. In addition, one or moro truant officers appointed by the school directors enforce schol at? tendance in all d'strlcta of the first or second class. Tho Dcncr Juvenile Court needs no advertisement this atlclo can give it. But it must be sad that the vote of the enfranchised women of Colorado made it possible for Ben B. Lindsay as an Independent canddate for Juve'nile Court judge to triumph overwhelming? ly over the candidates of both Re? publican and Democratic parties in the fall of 190'. Since women were, given suffrng; In Colorado other laws beneficial to children have been passed by the direct influence of their vote, among th;m a law establishing a home for dependent children, laws granting appropriations for the Girls' Industrial School; and the law allowing the State Board of Charities and Corrections to Investigate private charitable Institu? tions. The other "basic principle" advanced In the book in question. Is that "no electo? rate has ever existed, or ever can exist, which cannot execute Its own laws." Miss ?Seawell thinks lhat "a dozen ruHutis at the poKs would prevent a hundred women from depositing o single ballot. There can be no d?ubi that this means would be used by tho rougher elements." Answering this assertion. Chief Justice Sulllvun, of Idaho, says: "Tho. Idea thut every legal voter must be able to fight his way to the polls, and after he has dono so possess the physi? cal ability to enforce, tho effect of the ballot. Is a proposition lhat would not aland the test In any civilized country. If this so-called basic prlnciplo were correct, it would disfranchise at least one-fourth of the male voters In tho nlted States." Continuing, in answer to tho statement that women would meet with violence at the polls, he says: "N'o such thing has ever occurred In any of the auftrage States. What would the good men at tho polling place b0 doing while the ru'ians were be? laboring their mothers and wives, sisters and sweethearts, and preventing them from depositing their ballotsH .If nnythlng like that hud occurred, the rowdy woh attempt? ed It would never attempt sueh an net again." In the wrltor's study of Miss Stunner's Investigation of suffrage In Colorado, an Investigation conducted "with absolute im? partiality and with no preconceived Ideas," she has not been able to find one sentence to indicate that there has ever occurred any Insult or violence ngnlnst women nt the polls. On the contrnry. In speaking of women's sirvlng n' election ol'cors. one Colorado man Is quoted ns saying. "Their presence prohibits profanity, drunkenness and heated debates." Another man states, "I lind It greatly Improves the air about tho polls to have ihcm slttinsr In au? thority." One woman remarked that she never knew what real chivalry meant un? til she could vote. These are only a few of the mlsatato ihenta appearing In this little book. Judge l.lndsey says: "It is hard to understand how any one with n grain of Intelligence, could ?dsn her name to suuh absurdities. The Statements are false in every detail, and our experience in Colorado proven that Sloan's Liniment is excellent for sprains and bruises. It stops the pain at once and reduces the swelling very quickly. SLOANS LINIMENT is penetrating and antiseptic. Mr. S. L. Raiwb v. of 207 Cedar St., Chat? tanooga, Tsnn.,says:?" 1 sprained my an? kle, It pained me very much and was badly swollen. After a fow applications of Sloan's Liniment my anklo was relieved, and Is now entirely well." Atsll4*al?Ta, fries SB*., BOe. * ll.SO. The Redfield Cinderella Gelett This rollicking romance of Mag? gie O'Toole is another story in the series of "I Can Marry Anyone." It amusing and delightful?full of is romance and full of fun---for though Maggie was no beauty, she was really and truly in love. Test By Victor Rousseau This story is full of the atmosphere of the Great North? west. In a swiftly moving narrative you learn the mystery of the old sheepherder. It is a good story. an s Once a miner, this man has built for himself a house with one hundred and thirty-one rooms and thirty baths! Think of it! There is more to learn about this man and his hobby. and Other Fine Features in Next '$ Illustrated Sunday Magazine spate. not one of them- ever operated In actual practice an claimed." Turning from ??The ladles" Battlo." tho platitude moat frequently nseri agnlnst equal suffrage Is, "Women's sphere Is the home." The suffragist docs not wish to deny that. She believes It as tlrnily as. niiy antlauftrago who wields it as her moat sentimental weapon. Suffragists cling to sentiment as trul; us their opposing sdsier.*. but they hnvo simply broadened their Ideal of the home until it Inclf.dca not only th0 four wnlls tvhleh bound their dwell? ings, but the city, the Stute, the "land of our father'! pride." To discuss briefly svom.nr? part in home ni.iUIng and housekeeping at the present time, we must look back to the days of our grandmother*?to the days when tlie woman of the house ??either with her own hands, or as forewomnn of an establish? ment as complex, If not as vast, ns .-, mod- I era department flore, was an nctlvo factor? and a creative factor?In nearly ovsrything required for the home, from tlie curing of ! hams nnd children to the cooking of ham* ' and the educating of the children." She i bad to spin, nnd weave, und then fashion the result of her work Into lh'; gnrmcrs ' tor her household. Now. "In tho industrial sense the home j is going out of the bouse." We no longer I make soaps, brew herbs, spin and weave [ tho material for our garmentB?nor In most enscs 500 personally to the education of our children In the home. If the womnn ! Is to be the model housekeeper nnd homo- j maker that the antl-suff ruglsis think we who are on the other side nre trying not) to he. must she not see that th,, food that conies into her home Is cleanly, properly | put uj> ami Insacted; that the garbage be removed promptly: that hor house bo piinl-? tnry, and the schools Into whleh her call- ] ?Iren go when they loncs borne are like-j wise sanitary, up-to-date as to methods. , with good playgrounds ami equipment? i Would It not be consistent with her dlllies | to the home f?r bor to assist iti choosing clean officials, who will conscientiously and ' honorably discharge the duties of their office and thus promote the health. In? telligence and morality of the home? SHE'S VERY TIRED OF DIVORCE TALK Madame Schumann-Heink Wants j to Be Left Alone With Her Children. LSpeclal to The Tinies-nispatch.l Ocnver, Janunry 21.?"Here hoi comes," gleefully exclaimed Ernestine' Schtimnnn-IIeitik, as an interviewer loomed up nt tlie Brown Hotel. "We were Just going down to meet you. | Oh. sec," she added, as she scrutinized the visitor's faue, "1 thought you were my ?011 Ferdinand. Vott're a re? porter, aren't you?. Well, I won't talk about divorce, Hint's nil. You can seo ine about tho future of American music and how 1 love the West, nothing else." The famous contralto relented Inter on nnd replied to ltnpp's charges,thai he had done nil the work and had enabled mndamo to make money. "I will' Just say this," Schumann Hetnke added. "Mr. Kapp docs not | tell the truth. He was never my man- I agcr. The only managers thnt I ever I had since coming to America are! Maurice Orau, who brought me to the , Metropolitan Opera House, nntl Henry l Wnlfson, who mnnaged my concert I tours. I began by naming .$?00 n night, und I now earn $3,000 or $5,000 a night. I did all that by hard and Incessant work. It is in my naturo to work every minute of the time. I'm not happy unless 1 nm at work. Tlioso who Know me and know nty capacity for work W?1 laugh at Mr. Rapp's claim ot' doing all the work. "Of course, I have done everything for my children; why should I not?", demanded the contralto. "Do they ex- i pect that I will wait until 1 die to give my money to them? "No. I gave It to them when they | needed It. 1 gave all good oducatlo s, i nnj educations are costly. But evf ry one of my sons has had to make his own way pi the world." Casually she mentioned thnt she hud telegraphed to New York to ad? monish her sons to "shut up" nbout the divorce affair. "I'm tired of the whole business," she declared. "I want to go lo my little fnrm and live there with George | Washington rind .Maria Theresa, my two youngest children. I'm going to build a bungalow there and make it my home some day." To another Interviewer Madame Schumann-1 lotnk suhl: "A woman does not nee<i a man to depend .solely upon for her happiness. I am quickly learn- | lug that after all it Is the things which ! euch of us do for ourselves that arc I the real things In life. "1 shall never grow old, I tell my j children and my friends, because I ! am happy, and any one who can be happy is bound to keep young. "At present I am troubled with our domestic affairs, but soon I can prove that I urn right, so It Is only a quos- ! lion of a little time before my matrl- l monin] sea will calm Itself again. "My home Is tho most Interesting place in the world. If it were not ] for my home and children 1 shout,) not i even care to step .my foot out of my j hotel even for a breath of air, I'm so I angry and humiliated nt the Interest! which people are taking In my family affairs. They concern me alone, and I will not talk of them, but I will tell you about my children and my grand? child roil." She wns Immensely delighted to lenrn that Curtis Street was well lined with motion picture shows. "I love, them," she avowed?"moving pictures and vaudeville shows. When? ever 1 come, to town I always hunt up Iho 6-cent theatres nnd the variety places. I'm going to see some this very afternoon ns soon ns Ferdinand ciiraen from New York." SUCCESSFUL TRIP KnrnirrV Institute Train Over II. ?V; O. Attracts nig Audience*. The K?rrners' Institute train.' which was operated over tho Valley division of the Baltimore nnd Ohio Railroad by Commissioner of Agriculture Koiner' in connection with ofllclals of the road, und which ended Saturday afternoon at Lexington, proved such a success and thb attendance at all stops so largi that a similar train will lie run over tills route again within a short while. At one point It was necessary to uso the depot for an overllow meeting', when three lectures by experts wcro delivered at one lime. Altogether nlnrj I lectures were delivered during the twu hours allowed for that stop. The Institute party left Lexington for Accomac, from which point a train will bo run over the tracks of the New York. Philadelphia nnd Norfolk Rail? road to give the farmers of the East? ern Shore an opportunity to hear tho talks by the experts. The trip will end Friday afternoon at Capovllle. Cut In Coat forced. Chicago. January 21.?Cos) deaders In th?i Weal Sldu tenement district have cut their prices for fuel delivered In baskets In halt ns a reault of the establishment of a small coal yard hy the Episcopal Cathedral, ut which con; was sold for 10 cents a basket. It was purchased ns fast as Dean Walter T. .Simmer could supply It. and deal? ers announced that they would meet tint church price. They previously sold it at ".'i cent a a basket. For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature of ^^^/^^^^^ Cylinders AT YOUH PLANT WII.Ii SAVE YOU TIME AND EXPENSE. Richmond Machine Works, Inc. Successor!! to Mayo Iron Works, Inc.. Mnd. 116ft. 2404 Enst Main Street. W. Fred. Richardson. FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EM HALM ER* Main and Delvldere Streets. Phonos, Madliou 843. day; Monroe M2.