Music: Farewell

In Manhattan last week, 66-year-old Ernestine Schumann-Heink, sang her farewell. Early in the season she announced her last season in concert and then set out across the country, trouping as had been her way. She went to St. Louis, Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago, Richmond, Baltimore, to 24 cities before she came to Manhattan. There attended her all the tears and tributes of a last time. The American Legion saluted her. So did the Governors of the 48 states; there were letters from them all, a farewell appreciation for "a lifetime of self-sacrificing...

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