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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
IM WITH WILL
II A WAY
How Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder,
Driven by Circumstances,
Is Winning Fame.
IS YOUNG SOUTHERN WIDOW
Studying Medicine and Aiding Physl-
clans, 8he Now Heads Great
Nursing Service Established by
Big Life Insurance Company.
By RICHARD GPILLANE.
(Copyright, McCIuro Newspaper B)ndlcate.)
Thero never was an ago In which
woman showed such versatility and
capacity as sho Is demonstrating to
day. Thero seems to be no limit to
her work, no field in which sho cannot
folitzo her wny to success. It Is not tho
woman of the North who 1b doing it
all. Tho woman of tho South is not
far behind. Ono of tho daughters of
tho South who has dono reninrkaulo
things is Mrs. Gcorgcno Cunningham
Bnyder, formerly of New Orleans,
but now of New York.
A llttlo more than eleven years ago
Bho had a desperate situation tomeet.
Bho was young, and sho was widowed.
V'ears before a fall "had so Injured ono
of her limbs that tuberculosis of tho
bono dovoloped. To savo herself from
oecoming a crlpplo and, possibly, from
death, it was imperative that sho bo
under tho care of one of tho great Bur
geons of New York. Operations
many of them wero necessary.
Surgery costB money, a greatvdcal of
money when the knifo 1b wielded by
one of tho masters of tho profession.
Now Orleans Is tho moBt charming
of all tho cities of the South. With all
Its commerce and Its ever-Increasing
trado, it never has lost its old world
flavor, its fidelity to old established
social customs and Its qualntness.
Queer that out of that city should come
a woman without any business train
ing who haB made a striking success
In an altogether new lino of business.
Not Brought Up to Work.
Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder is a daugh
ter of M. J. Cunningham, who for
three terms wob attorney general of
the stato of Louisiana. Sho was
brought up as arc the girls of all good
families of Louisiana without any
Idea that sho would have to make her
own way In the world. It is the prov
ince of tho man to provide and care for
tho women of his blood. This is beau
tiful in sentiment, but sometimes cir
cumstances develop that mako it very
bard for a woman. In Louisiana only
a few lines of work havo been open to
tho woman of gentlo birth and scant
means. Sho could each Instrumental
music, singing, or sho could do em
broidery without losing social casto. If
her ambition led her to dream of some
, thing beyond this, it wero better that
sho bo content with dreaming and not
Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder did not
want to be a burden upon her father.
Tho family was largo, thero being four
sisters and flvo brothers. In 1003 Bho
went to Now York to consult a famous
surgeon and, incidentally, to see if she
could do anything to mako a living
for horself. Sho is bright, has a fer
tile brain, haB been well educated and
has lots of courage. Tho handicap
under which she Buffered by reason of
that fall of years before did not dls
courago her. Tho fact that Bho would
havo to go upon tho surgeon's table
many times cut no figure in her plans.
Sho was going to become self-supporting,
Began Study of Medicine.
Sho had a leaning toward medlclno,
bo she decided to take up that study.
Incidental to her ambition in this di
rection, she became an aide to physi
cians, doing secretarial work for them
and assisting them in the preparation
of papers for publication in medical
Journals. Sho thought medlclno of
fered an excellent field for her. Thero
nro not so many women tn it. Tho
field is there, but somehow woman
does not make tho headway in med
lclno that she does In other branches
Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder kept at hor
Btudlcs and her secretarial work for
nevornl years. Now . and then Bho
would have to go to the surgeon's ta
ble. In all, Bho had to submit to seven
operations. After each' operation Bho
was invalided for several weeks.
For tho first year that Bho was In
New York her fathor assisted hor
financially, but after that Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder
would not let that
good and kindly man do any moro in
a monetary way. Sho was nblo to mako
both ends meet through hor own bravo
In the Psychopathic Ward.
To broaden her knowledge and earn
moro money Bho took a position In
Uollevuo hospital, In tho psychopathic
ward. There it 1b that .patients suf
fering from mental disorders duo to
derangement of the nervous system
nro treated, It is not a pleasant place.
Many 'a man would rather dig in a
ditch for a dollar a day than work
thero for $20 a duy. Mrs. Cunningham
Bnyder saw llttlo of tho cUsagrecablo
work of this ward. Most of her duties
wero thoRo of tho student and tho
rlerk. Sho had to look after tho details
for the commitment of patients to
state Institutions. She drew up the
papers, mado a history of each caso
and saw that the records were kept
straight In regard to all these unfor
tunates. And all the time she studied.
Sho still had before her tho great plnn
of being n physician.
Her work In the psychopathic ward
attracted attention and a position was
offered to her by tho Natlonnl Associa
tion for tho Study and Prevention of
Tuberculosis. Sho had chargo of tho
publicity department. Ono of tho
things sho had to do was to get out a
biweekly bulletin that kept track of nil
tho tuberculosis Institutions in Amer
ica. Up to that time thero had been no
concert of action In tho war on tuber
culosis,! It was whllo fiho was with
this association that she met Dr. Leu
Frenkcl and compiled for him a list of
all tho associations and all tho persons
engaged In tho fight on tho great white
Welfare Department Work.
Frenkel was bo pleased with tho
work that Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder
did that when ho was invited by a
great insurance company to establish
a welfare department, ho asked her to
accept a position under him. Sho con
sented. Tho work was not much at
first, but it haB grown today to be a
very largo affair. It was started in
Now York, experimentally, in ono
small section of the city. Threo
months' trial was sufficient to warrnut
Its extension. First and last tho pur
poso of tho worlc was to prolong 'lfe,
especially tho lives of policy holders.
In caso of illness tho policy holder Is
requested to notify tho company's
agent at onco. Then a visiting nurso
calls. Tho nurso does not remain in
tho homo of the patient, throughout
tho illness, but gives such attention as
A skilled nurse can do a wonderful
amount of good in an hour's visit. Com
paratively few persons know tho tre
mendous Importance of having the sick
rodm sweet and clean. Tho length of
the visits and tho number of calls aro
Mrs. Georgene Cunnlngham-8nyder.
left to tho judgment of the visiting
nurse. The nurse at all times places
himself or herself under the orders of
the physician in charge. In cases of
urgency special nurses aro provided to
look after tho patient. Thero is no
chargo for tho vlsltB of the nurse. It
Is part of the business of the company
and It has been foimd to bo profitable.
The longer a policy holder lives, tho
moro premiums tho company receives.
Safeguarding the life of Its policy hold
ers, therefore, Is of prime Importance.
' Heads Great Nursing Service.
Tho great factor in this work is this
woman ot tho South. Sho has spread
this visiting nurso business) far and
wido. Sho has become next to Doctor
Frenkel, tho directing spirit of tho wel
fare department, with tho tltlo of su
perintendent of the nursing service
Tho policy holders in 1800 cities and
towns como within her province. Tho
company has 11,000,000 policies out.
This nursing servico already embraces
sections In which 1,000,000 of tho pol
icy holdorB llvo. Tho nurses under
this woman's chargo mado 1,000,000
vlsltB in 1912. Hor department ex
pended a llttlo more than flvo hundred
thousand dollars. Sho has 58 clerks in
her New York ofllco. Sho has 800
nurses scattered throughout tho Unl
tod States. All tho agentB of tho com
pany are Instructed to work in co-operation
with hor. Sho putB in about
threo monthB each year traveling
around tho country, visiting ngendcB,
getting tho nurses together, explaining
her plans and delivering addresses. In
cidentally Bho gets up a vast amount
of literature Intended to enlighten
men and women In matterB of hygiene.
Thero is not anything in tho house
hold or in regard to caro of ndults or
children to which sho doos not give at
tention. Sho goes Into thoso subjects
in her addresses and In tho printed
matter eho putB forth. Sho tells what
la tho right way and what Is tho
wrong way to keep a house cloan. Sho
tells how to keep cooking pots, spoons
and dishoB clean and sweet. Sho tells
about closets, garbage palls and tow
els. Sho goes into tho matter of
gorras. She tells how to car for and
preparo food, tl o importnnco of keep
ing tho Icebox pure, tho germs that got
on tho hands from dirty straps in
street cars, or from door-knobs or fun
nlturc. Sho tells ot the slmplo dlsln
ffcctanta and sho dwells particularly on
the glory and the bencllt of open air
Is a Charming Enthusiast.
Tho greatest hoiisccleanors In the
world nro sunshine ami fresh air.
Where they aro germs cannot grow.
Sho goes Into tho matter of rest, of
work, of drcHS, of excrclBo, of tho
teeth, tho mouth, iho nose, the hands,
tho eycB, tho carB. She Is nn en
thusiast nnd her liquid, Southern tones
havo a decided charm. She has stud
ied her subject so deeply and (s so
wrapped up In it that sho gives to it
an Interest far beyond what u person
would Imnglno could bo developed In
such n talk. Sho can .explain a thing
so clearly Mint everyone can under
stand. If persons only would llvo cop
rectly tho span of llfo would bo much
longer, but from early life until tho
end most persons mlsuso tho ono great
nBBOt with which they were endowed
Of tho 800 nurses under her direc
tion, nearly nil have connections with
settlement houses or other bodies.
They nro pretty well trained, but they
llnd they have a good deal to learn from
Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder In every mat
ter, from making a bud or cooking a
meal to nursing n patient. She seeuib
to have studied nnd mastered every
thing that tins to do with tho improve
ment of health conditions. That
would not be of such value If it were
not for her singular ability In Impart
ing her own enthusiasm to all those
about her. Possibly tho Joy she feels
in having como through so many sup
gleal operations without being crippled
and with good health explains this in
When Mrs. Cunningham-Snyder firs
went out traveling, tolling the men o:
tho company how to do their work,
some of the employees thought she was
getting her information second hand,
and, wishing to be gracious, one ot
them, possibly misled by her unusual
name, would arise after sho finished
her speech and compliment her on
knowing bo much about her husband's
work. Then she would havo to explain
that she had no husband and It was
her work sho was talking about.
Doing Much for America.
Sho gets a fat salary. Sho is likely
to get a still larger one. Sho probably
Is doing moro than any other ono per
son in America to lmprovo health con
ditions and prolong life. Her Influence
is growing with each year. Sho Is the
greatest teacher of hygleno In the
country today. Sho Is young. Sho still
Is in her early thirties. For a woman
who went to Now York ten years ago
fettered and handicapped, sho has
made remarkable progress. This Is
all tho moro remarkable In tho light
of tho fact that sho Is tho only mom
bor of hor family who has had a busi
ness career. Her father Is practicing
law In New Orleans today. Four ot
her brothers nro living; one of them
is Judgo of tho district court In north
Whon tho woman of gentlo breed
ing, whether sho bo of tho North or
of tho South, goes Into business, sho
seems to develop talents sho novor was
supposed to possess. A llttlo woman
of Bowling Greon, Ky., who began with
a needle, has built up a business that
paya her $50,000 a year; a gentlewom
an of Albany, N. Y., forced by grim
necqsslty when she was past fifty, to
mnko a living for herself and hor In
valid sister, has dovoloped a business
In Now York city that has drawn In
various Standard Oil millionaires who
wero eager to share Its great profltB.
And hero this woman of Now Or
leans goes to Now York and, within a
decado, does work that Is likely to
mako her a national figure.
It's wonderful how long somo faces
grow over night
Tho network of norvea In your body,
.lko tho network of wires In a burglar
alarm system, gives quick wnrnlng
when anything Is going wiong liiHldo.
Looking at it In this way n pain la
a useful alarm. Now, kidney weak
ness Is n dangerous tiling a condition
not to bo neglected nnd It Is wise
to know nnd pay attention to tho early
alarm signals of sick kidneys.
Hackacho Is a common warning of
congestion or Inflammation In thu kid
noys. It mny bo dull, naming pain, or
a sharp twingo when stooping or lift
ing. There are likely to bo disorders
of urination, dizziness, headaches, and
drowsy, despondent, tired feelings.
It Is very hnrd to strengthen wenk
kidneys at first, but neglect Invites
rheumatic or neuralgic attacks, gravel,
dropsy, and fntnl Hrlght's disease.
As n special medlclno for weak kid
neys Doan's Kidney Pllla have been
used for ycarB all over tho clvllled
world, and surely nro considered reli
able. Tho patient can nlways help the
medlclno immensely, however, by dlot
ing lightly, using llttlo or no liquor,
tea or coffee, keeping regular houra
and drinking lots of pure wntor.
DEFENDS POPULAR REMEDIES
Speaker 8ays Newspapers Should In
vestigate Merits of Medicines Be
fore Barring Advertisements.
That nn organized attempt Iiub been
made to blacken tho reputation of tho
popular family remedies of this coun
try, nnd to mislead tho newspaper
publishers Into rejecting tho adver
tising of such medicines, was tho
clinrgo mado by Carl J. Dalllett. of
Buffalo, N. Y., at tho convention of the
Advertising Alllllatlon nt Detroit.
Mr. Dalllett Is a director of tho Pro
prietary Association of America, which
Includes In Its membership two hun
dred firms which mako the popular
prepared medicines of Amerlcn.
Mr. Dalllett pointed out that It Is
tho duty of the newspaper publisher
to refuse tho advertising of nny fako
or fraudulent medlclno. Just as It Is
his duty to refuse any fake or fraudu
lent advertising, but it is not right to
shut down on nil medical advertising
becauso there have been somo fakers,
any moro than it would bo right to
refuse to publish all department store
advertising because certain stores
have mado a practico of lying about
I bargain sales.
Disease and death aro mysteries.
People who aro perfectly woll are
skeptical. They lnugh at tho time
worn patent medicine Joke, Just as
thoy laugh agnln and ngnln over tho
many variations of tho operation Joke
"Tho operation was a success but
tho patient died." This BO-cnlled hu
mor has perhaps hurt tho medlclno
business with well people, but when
tho hitherto healthy mnn feels a se
vere pain or Illness, ho Immediately
wantB medicine, nnd will bless tho
cure whether It bo nt t,he hnnds of a
regular doctor, n homeopath, an osteo
path, a Christian Scientist or patent
medlclno. There Is nothing more
dendly than dlscaso; nothing more
honorablo than to cure It.
Mr. Dalllett refuted tho Idea sought
to bo spread about that patent medi
cines nro unpopular by Bhowlng thnt
from 1900 to 1912 tho amount of pre
pared medicines consumed In America
Increased from $100,000,000 to I1C0,
000,000 annually. Ho showed that, al
though tho American Medlcnl Associ
ation Ib trying as an organization to
exterminate so-called patent medi
cines, tho family doctor, Individually,
Is not fighting them but prescribing
them. Ho estimated that 40 of tho
prescriptions written by doctors today
Includo proprietary medicines.
Tho writings of Dr. Harvey V. Wi
ley, ho said, havo also aimed to de
stroy confidence In proprietary medi
cines; but thnt Dr. Wltey's Ideas aro
not Infallible, is shown by cases where
his analyses wero entirely wrong. Mr.
Dalllett mentioned a caso whero, with
all the 'powor of tho Government, ho
fought a preparation as being danger
ous to health, and was Inglorlcusly
Thero has been spread the Idea that
a clovor faker can mix a few useless
Ingredients and, by smart advertising,
sell tons or it and win sudden wealth;
whereas, as a matter of fact, tho medl
clno business 1b notoriously difficult,
and, where thero has been ono success
nt It, thero havo been a hundred fail
ures. Any medlclno which has no
merit cannot llvo, becauso persons
who aro duped Into buying It onco will
not buy It again, and tho profit from
advertising a medlclno can only como
from repeat sales to tho samo, satis
fied people. Therefore, any medicine
which has bcon on tho market for a
number of years, and is stlK adver
tised, must havo merit behind It to ac
count for Its success.
In conclusion Mr. Dalllett declared
that no nowspapcr Is doing Justice to
Its readers in tho matter of medical
or other advertising, unless It Invest!
gates, not only tho wording of tho ad
vortlsomcnt offered for publication,
but the merits of tho artlclo adver
tised. Ho pointed out that tho few
newspapers who have been deluded
Into tho policy of barring out medical
advertising havo adopted this general
policy, rather than to form an Inves
tigation bureau of this kind which
could, In a constructive and useful ef
fort, Investigate and docldo what la
'a good product and what is a fraud,
In not only tho medicine business, but
In ovory other business which ndvor
tlsos its wares to tho public.
Put That Pain to
Tilts a Story
" can hardly straighten up."
V. l v"4il w-
"When Your Back is Lame-Remember the Name" .
)OAN'S KIDNEY PILL!
Sold by oil Ocaler.' Pflce 50 cenu, Foilcr-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y Proprietor
The nuillnnen Hnnirntil tn iiltihi with
Mr. Dnlllett's Mens on thu tiuhlcc and
tho chairman decided the question nt
Issue in his favor.
Likes Sensible Women.
Montague Glass, tho author of "Perl-
mutter and Potash." says that ho
would not marry n woman who did
not have bciiso enough to want equal
rights for her box. Ho hns a wife
who, needless to say, comes up to his
expectations of what a senulblo wom
an should be.
votTit own rmunniRT wn.i. tkm, you
rrr Mnrlno Hjn Ueuu-dr for lied. Weak, Wutory
just Hre .Ooinfort, Writ .'or Ilnok of I tin lira
by mall Ifroe. Murino Uro Ueuivdy Co- Chicago.
If It wero not for your memory you
would bo unable to forget. bmalm
Manyfpeoplo suffer from weak hearts. They
may experienco shortness of breath on exertion.
pain uvur.iuu m-uri, ur uizzy lccungs,
after meals or their eves becomo blurred, tho heart is not
sufficiently Btronrr to pump blood to
they havo cold hands and feet, or poor appetito becauso of weakened
blood supply to the stomach. A heart tonic end alterative should be takes which has
bo bad after-effect. Sachia
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
wblob contain no dangeron narootloa or alcohol.
It helps tho human system tn tho constant manufacture of rich, red blood. It
helps Uio stomach to nsnlmllato or talcoup tho proper elements from the food, thereby
helping digestion and curing dyspepsia, heart-bum and many uncomfortable symp
toms, stops ezecssivo tissuo waato in convalescence from foven; for the run.
down anemic, thio-bloodcd people, the "Discovery" U refreshing and Yitauxiag.
In llqulJ or tobltt form at mat drag for or rtJ SO ene-cerP
Hamptlor trial box to Vr.rimrco'
fUd ChPttr Vllcm OrcuUtorr Orgtai In
pounq worn tw juub psa"i wm bo rcm
8 to done often enrn.
Ono M-ceni bmtlu HIMHIN'H guaranteed to cam a case.
ha to for but inn re, liurko ur cull.
Dtuen biittlci fb. (let It of drugslttj, barnees dealers or direct
Wl'OIl N'M U tti) beat
"Beef enters usually havo steady
nerves, do thoy not?"
"1'vo always thought so, until fear
of a Zeppelin rnld doused tho lights ot
There aro fow really great men on
earth, but there are a lot of others
who aro willing to admit their greatness.
"It is easy to uso and quiok
apply, it penetrates without rubbing." .
Read What Others Says
"Dave used jour Liniment very tucceutully In a eaaa of rheumatism, and
. 7 YS3
W Ws-n vy
Good for Neuralgia, Sciatica, Sprain and Bruise.
All Dealers 25c
v Send four cents in stamps for a free TRIAL BOTTLE.
DR. EARL S. SLOAN, Inc. DePt-B Philadelphia, Pa.
A3 to Doan's Kidney Pllla, read tho
following enthusiastic Ptuloracnient by
ono who has tested them.
Cave Up All Hope of Recovery
Charles Co I p. 204 K. Iluckeyn St., loin,
Knn., says! ".My condition wnn so bail with
kidney trouble that I hud Riven up hope, of
rvcr liolnR niroil. For twelve yenrs I had
liren trliiR different kind nf medicine, but
never K''tt hiit mueh relief. My bick w eo
weak Unit tho linst work caused mo Intent
nurferlnir. I frtquently line) to no and IU
(town, then tn net uj I would have to roll
over nnd etrnlitliten Krailtmlly. My fret and
llinln awelled terribly nnd when tho kidney
secretions became retnrded I realized tht
1 hnd a bad cnno of kidney complaint. I
often noticed quite nn ncrtimtilntlnn of sedi
ment In tho Reeretliuia. A friend ndvliod ma
tn tuo Hnnn'a Kidney I'll In nnd I did. In a
short time I fell llkn tiijsntf nnd continued
iisn rurcd me Off nnd on since, then 1 have
tnktn n feu- riosis of Donn'a Kidney l'llla
ncfnslonslly ns n Kcmrnl fircvintlvn and
they huve kept my kldnoa In Rood shape. 1
nm nlun Bind to till other what cured
William the Modest.
"The Gorman emperor," Bald Kurt
Kloglcr, German consul to Denver, "Is
not at all thu conceited, valn-glorlous
character his enemies mnko him out
to be. Ho Is, on thq contrary, as mod
est ns ho is Intelligent
"They kcynoto of his character was
given In 1912 In a speech thnt he
mado to his beloved llrandonbtirg
" 'No general,' ho Huld, In this
speech, "Is n hero to IiIb vnlot, nor to
himself, either, tmloss ho Is a fool.'"
A man often wishes ho could change
his luck iih easily as a woman can
change her mind.
It'fl a pity thu pcoplo who quarrel
over trifles haven't something worthy
of their talents.
tho extremities, and
Invalid? Hottt. Buffalo, N. f.
li "Modical AdVisc"- A Frwcfc ctotfc.
or on-cin iuwp( MdrtM eU abovav
prerentlTo of all fornn of dlitoaiper.
and llacterloloffUts, Uoslieu, Ind., C. 8. A.
"Now, Ethel, llowurd sayB he's sorrj
ho broko your doll, so I want you tc
"I'd feel moro like forglvln' him,
mother, if I could swat him" ono first"
The skeleton in the wife's close!
is apt to ho another female of thi
No work. Just
always hare C bottle on hand in
caso of a cold or sore throat. I
nUh to aay I think it one of
the best ot household remedies. I
would not havo ilard it only it, was
recommended to me by a friend of
mlno who, I ish to aay, Is one of
tho best boosters for your Liniment
I ever saw." , If. Fulltr, Dtnttr,
"Just a line la praise ot Cloan'a
Mniment. l hava been 111 nearly
fourteen weeks with rheumatism,
havo been treated by doctors who
did their best. I had not slept for
the terriblo pain for several nights,
w lien my wife got ma a small bottle
of the liniment and three applica
cations gave me relief so that 1 could
sleep." Joteph Tamtlyn, 815 Con'
tirte Strtet, JIcKtitport, Pa.
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