Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, July 12, 1906, Image 2

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PICll. for Wild Flowers.
T ls Is the season or the ' . ) l1r wh. .
dwcllera In cIties and towns mny be
seen retnrnlng after holiday exeu. . .
'slons , londed down with flowers ,
leaves and branches of trees , tom art
tram tholr sterna by peollle , who wIsh
to carry away with them the beaut ! .
ful thIngs that nature so lavlshl )
spreads nbroad III the Sllrlng. To ad.
mIre and to desire to possess these
beautiful things Is natural , yet totoar
thorn down and carry thom away
shows a dopl rablo Inclt ot thought.
The least. Informed person , It willIng
to pnuso and thlnlt for a moment , says
Forest. nnd Strenm , Imows very well
thnt a few hours aUer the twIg has
been parted from Its branch or the
fiow-er tram Its atem , twIg and flower
alllto must lose all resemblance to the
tJeautlful growIng thIng tbat. InspIred
t.ho wish for possession , and Is no
Jonger worth having. ' 1'hus , tor the
gratlflr.atlon at a passIng Impulse , ono
has destroycil a beaumul objoct. that.
but. tor thIs hasty act. mIght. hllvo
given plensure to other lleoplo tor
daYB or wee Its. It. Is not uncommon
to sce people comIng from the coun.
try laden with branches at dogwood
for example , four feet. long : lilacs are
! ern down nnd defaced , and bunches
ot more ephemeral flowers like vIa.
, lets , buttercups and others are wilt-
'Jng ' Jn every hand. It peopto would
recognIze how fieetlng Is the graUfi.
cation derived from thIs destruction
of the fiowors , and how soUlah It Is ,
they probnbly would not. bo guilty 01
It. A well.regulated person doeB not
I -oven It the opportunity occurs-de.
stray shrubbery In the publlo parks
for the purpose of carrying away wltb
him the flowers or branchell. In
towns and cIties snch an act. III com.
manly regarded as nn offenS'e , and
anyone found guilty of It Is II1to1y to
tJe punIshed , by a fine or othorwlse.
'Yet ' , the prIncIple Is the same , wheth.
er the destruction Is wrought. in town
or In country : tJut In the country the
owner does not attempt. to protect. his
shrubbery or hIs wild flowers , unless
they nre close to his house.
PresQI'Ving "Scenery. "
Not long ngo a man of natlon"l importance -
portance charncterlzed nn attempt to
beauury the city of Washln/rton / ns
f'spending money for scenery. " The
phrase may be talten as a sneer , as it
was Intended to bo talten , or with np-
prOval , aD expressIng a truth and n
wino polIcy. SpendIng money for
scenery , remarlts Youth's Compllnlon ,
Is one of the most hopeful signs of a
oawakening to natural possibilities.
It Is not confined to anyone regIon.
an Francisco Is already talldng about
the Durnham plnns for beautifyIng the
clty , which have long tJeen In aboy-
, nnco. The rebuilding of the Gateway
pf the west now atTords nn opportunity
to put them In practlco. Nlagnra falls ,
the Whlto mountains , the Appalachl-
( ins nud the Palisades are eastern
Bconory , but they are also national
possessions , and It. Is with a Iort of
wonder that commercIal Intereats have
mscovored how strong the feollng Is
ngalnst destroyIng them or encroachIng -
Ing seriously upon them. The old state
ouso in Boston and Independence hall
n Philadelphia nro moro local ex-
I1mples of the same qunllty of public
Jnterest whIch lIes In sentiment. They
nro "Bcenery" of a sort whIch appeals
to n prldo as stubborn as the I10wer
of money , and moro creditable. ' 1'ho
man who cares for hIs fathor's IP'
nud preserves the old family home is
"paying money for scenery , " too , but
more persons understand that kInd of I
sentiment. The other Idnd-the larger ,
moro communal and fraternal klnd-
. Is just I1S surely coming Into Its own ,
An abundance of worlt and a fll.1Io
lne of worltmen represent n condition
that. is constantly growIng more common -
mon In AmerIca. The greatest. trouble
Is the dearth of farm bands , Il8 shown
: by the report of the state's free publICI
employment office In this city. Men
absolutely refuse to leave the clUes for
the fields. But the IJroblem Is not
confined to the countr ' . In the cltler.
there Is work a'plenty and a dearth
of workmen. Apparently with each
succeeding year common labor grows
les8 attractive. Yet there Is not I )
notable Increase In the number at
vagrants and able.bodled paupers.
The riddle , probably has Its solution
In the fact. thnt. prosperIty and thrift
have depleted the ranks of common
laborers , leading them to sock belLe !
thingf ! in life.
Ono divorce to every sIx mlUTiagel
is MnJne's record , and the ministers oj
that. st.nto have lately promulpt"d Ii
fiet. of pules for the signature of clergy.
men cnd have appointed an Interde.
nomlnatlonal commltteo to push thf
crusnrte agaInst dlvorco. 'fhe rulet
Iliodge the signer not. to marry p.vtlos
who arc strlngers to bim , to refuse tc
remarry any divorced pbrson within a
year aiter lhe graJ1tlnlt of the deerc.
and to r tUso tp romlfry any oxcepl
the Innocent party to divorce , and
then oa1)Wder certnln etlpulnUou.
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Mrs. Thomas Fortune Ryan , 0ne of the
Most Philanthropic , as She s 0ne or
the Most Wealthy , New York Women
Who Bevote Their bives to oing Good
to 0thers.
Wife of Wall street Bal'on , She Lives Plainly ,
Builds Churches , Helps Hospitals , and Spends
: All Her Spare Moments Maldn Baby Clothes
for the Poor-Gives Withoui' Ostentation , and 'to
-All Who -Are Worthy and Unfortunate.
Day In and day out she sits and
knits and Imlts and Imlts , with Il
steadfastncss of purpose that ruled
the fingers of Mme. Jncobln. Dut. the
stitches she taltes are not the rccorl
of evil destlnlC9. They mean succor
tor the slclt and heavy-laden , worlt
for hlle 11 uds , bread tor the hungry ,
enlightenment. for the untutored.
Gentle , aympathotlc , Intenaely pious ,
II. homo-lover and a home-malter , Is
thla woman-thIs mother In the old.
fasbloned meanIng of the word , the
wife of Thomas F rtune Ryan.
' 1'ho char cterlstlcs of Thomas Ryan ,
money-maldng prlnco atHl Wall street
baron , In a way nlso rule In the lIfo
of Mra. Ryan , bullder of churches ,
hospitals and schools , and the little
known but enthusiastic coperator ( In
every move maldng for the betterment
of the human Idnd. It has been 8ald
Df her husband thnt ho has had a finger -
ger in every bIg financIal plo in the
last docnde. She has had n hand In
nearly every phUanthrolllcal worlt In
New Yorlt , VirgInia , the District of
ColumbIa nnd the southwest In tha.t.
Ume. 8ho Is now giving away more
than $1,000,000 a yenr.
ThIs woman , of whom the world
knows prndlcally 'nothIng , has bunt
moro churches , hospitals and sehools
( lnd endowed moro places for the wor-
Ihip of God than perhaps any other
living person. She gave $1,000,000
Jast year alone to the churches and
schools of Vh'glnla , her natlvo state.
" Publicity is Mrs. Ryan's bete nolr.
To glvo without. ostentation Is the only
way to gIve , accordIng to her belief.
There Is no dlrterence between Mrs.
Ryan of 30 years ago and the Mra.
Ryan or to-dny. It was of no moment
to the public then what she did or did
not. do. She cannot understand why
it should be Interested now. She
counts herself ns doIng no more than
the wife of a poor man who gives or
.M'f CMJ /&JYNflllllY
KMfl'.fJE lP r/of CK"1IP I
HiE CPNfELlof/J TI h'afW
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1'JfytfH : /.1 WU/1RNti .
1I1'1"IfIR" YET TIE' Hf'E' I
f.t' Pro QEf HNfE'
place of honor there , and on the walls
are II. few good ongravlngs. ' 1'11ls hall
Is lIlw those found In all the flne
old southern mansIons. On the first
floor are the library , drawlng'i'oom
and smokIng ball.
Dut It Is up a wide stalrcaso to the
second floor that ouo must go to find
ltroom about 20 feet square , furnished
with chIntz-covered chaIrs , hung with
pictures , such as have long since been
consIgned to the fashlonablo and
wealthy to dusty attic corners , nnd
strewn with sowIng tables , chests , a
tea table nnd a music box. EverythIng
Is old.fashloned , with ono exception ,
and thnt Is an deslt , with II.
telephone attachment , whIch stands
unobtrusIvely In II. corner. Thla Is the
room , with Its windows filled wIth
red geraniums the year round , where
Mrs. Rynn plans her good works ,
whIch the wealtlz of her husband exe-
There Is never an idl moment when
Mrs. Ryan Is In that sitting-room of
hers. No vIsitor Is so important , no
conversation so Interesting , ns to absorb -
serb her entlro attention. She has
a sympathy for the comfort and Interests -
terests of t1o friends who go to her
there , but always begins the visIt
with :
"You won't mInd my going on with
my knItting , will you ? " I
Not very long ago , when Cardlnnl !
Gibbons called upon Mrs. Ryan , his :
eminence was shown to the
where Mrs. Ry-an was busy , between
telephone calls- knitting a hatJy's plnlt
and whlto sack. Arter a formnl salutation -
tation to the churchman , her nne
whlto fingers began to ply the yarn
In the wea vo ngaln.
"You will pardon my doIng thIs ,
your eminence , " smiled Mrs. Rynn ,
"hut If I worlted only when alone some
babIes wouldn't. be as warm as I lIke
them to be. "
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HER CREIlTE T fl.Eli' / / & ' 1.5 IN NELPINv rEC / ( ,
a slim purse to others , She gives
trom a richer purse , thllt'll all.
Old-fashioned as Mrs. R'an Is , she
f.s a woman combining nIl the business
qualities and foresight demanded by
the times. She Is a woman of affairs ,
yet her home lIfo comes first.
A gllmpso Into the favorlto residence
of Mrs Ryan-the old Minturn house ,
on the northwest corner of Fifth ave.
nue and Twelfth street-Is a mental
bath after the glitter and glare and
garnllhness one usually meets In the
homes of the rIch , declaretS a writer
In the Now York 'flmos. You enter
through a hlgl1elllnged : hall , draped
with soft ni\t hangIngs. A palnt-
mg of the master of h. houKe has a
"And whose baby are you worltlng
so hard to clothe ? " asked the card-
"Oh , l\ poor denr lIttle gIrl who will
npllreclate It , " and then the subject.
was changed , but not U10 thoughts of
Mra. Ryan.
A few trlends who hnvo been In the
sitting-room many Urnes can tell of
dozens of packagea of baby clothes
made by the nhnble fingers of the
rich Mrs. R 'an. And besides , she
keeps a corps at sewers maltIng cWI.
dren's gnrments , whlclr are delivered
to her reshIence and by her given In
person to that most unfortunate of all
the clnsses , the llroua 1I00r , who will
not nsk at the doors of eharltablo In-
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sUt'tUans or clothIng burenus for ald.
Mrs. ! tyan calls that. person her friend
who tells her of such lloople In need.
TIlOro Is n score of families , rem.
nnnts of broken-down arIstocracy ,
whose 8010 support lies In the fine
needle.worlt whIch Mrs. Ryan gIves to
women otherwIse unfitted for the bur.
den of self-Kuppart.
Over In the south corner of the sit-
ting-room there Is a bIg chest wIth
many drawers , euch carryIng sarno abbrevIated -
brevIated labol. In thIs chest are Itcpt
l'xqullllle alter linens , the malting of
whIch has been the liberal support of
families In need. As fast. as these
supplies l11'e accumulated they arc
sc'nt out to poor mlsllions or lleavlly
mortgaged parIshes where the lIeoplo
are unable to contribute such thIngs.
There Is anothrr chest full of baby
thIngs , and , dearest. of 11.11 to the heart
of Irs. Ryan , a well-filled medIcine
"I don't believe you loole well , " said
J\lrs. Ryan to n little needlewoman rc-
turnln a paclmge of fine linen one
day. "How do you feal ? Do you ever
cough ? " And In the end the woman
wunt. awny with three bottles of hypo-
.5NE i/WJ WIM ; TQ T/IJof QTh'E.f'MfJE1
V-VFlrrED rM rNIf"Bi.waEN tJ1' ELF IIrlP
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phosphltes , which would have cost her
as many dollars.
Mrs. Ryan s life hns not been without -
out cloud nnd blttor grief. Death and
long Illness have weighed heavily on
the mother-heart , and that great flood
of sympathy gIven her by nature Is
cver wldo to a fellow sufferer. LO.Jlg
and Intimate acquaintance with Illness
has given her practical ltnowledge ,
and she knows moro about medicIne
than many a man with a license. Two
of her boys hnve been stricken down
with lung trouble , and the great white
plague holds grenter terrors for her
than any other physlcnl affilctlon. She
has given of her finaneial and personal
aId toward the cure of those affilcted
with thIs dIsease.
"I nm moro nfrnld of a sneeze than
of a sprain , and a cough than a brolten
bone , " sIle saId ono day. "Oh , I just
can't talle about It. It brealts my heart
to think or the fiower at the mnnhood
and young motherhood of our country
beIng cut. down by thIs terrible curse.
When I thInk of other mothers who
have seen their young sons 110 down
In their youth before their 11te worle
had begun , "Ictlms at this dlsense , I
long to do somet.hing , anythIng , to help
find a cure for It all. "
A tear dropped on the Ivory 1m It.
tins neOll1es and the usually placId
features of the Idndly face set. In nn
expression of sufferIng.
A ring of the telephone bell and the
knitting was put asIde.
"Oil , Is tllat you , ! \Inry ? Now , don't
a sume that coldly poHto manner and
say nice thlns ! about Appreciation and
all that busIness. It's purely a business - .
ness deal. You are not fit to work ,
and you know you are not. Suppose : I
you dIe , who'll talte care of the ;
mother ?
"Oh , oh , oh , that cough I Now , look
here , Httlo friend of mIne , you do aD
I ask , or you will make mo very , very
unhappy. What good would nny
money of mIne do me If I t.hought
people I am Interested In and lIIee
would die rather than let mo help
them ? Now , look here , ) 'ou go UII Into
the mountaIns until you get well and
strong agaIn , and then you can come
bnek and 1I4Y mo back , If you want to ,
some day. Let me look out tor things
tor awhile-
"Lose your posItion ? Good thing !
I'll get ) 'OU 11 better one. Now , I am
busy knitting. You tell your chief tonight -
night ) 'ou won't be there for a cou111e
of months , and como around hero to.
morrow morning nt. ten o'clock. I am
goIng to put some thIngs asldo nnd
walt for you. Good-by , and Goll bless
you ! "
If you wandered Into Ute bIg sit.
tlng-room any day you would hear
many tallts 1I1te that.
Mrs. Ryan Is 11. great traveler , and
owIng to the 111 health of ono of her i
boys , who has been compelled to spend I
so much of hIs me In arid land ! ! of
the southwest , she frequently taltes the
sIx-days' journey from New Yorlt to
the Painted Desert In ArIzona. During
thcse trIlls W10 always travels In her
prIvate car "Pero Marquette , " whIch
Includes In Its turnlshlngs a consecrated -
crated altar and all the fittings Cor the
celebration or mass. At such services
her cnr Is always thrown open to any
In the villages who may wish to at-
It was becnuse of her son's
and necessitated stn . In the southwest
thnt Mrs. Ryan Interested herselt In
the mIssIons to the Indlnns. She has
built 11 churches throughout the
southwest and she has do no much for
tuberculosIs sufferers In that region.
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There nre tent villages outside of
Phoenix , Tucson , Mesn and a score af
other desirable places where consumptives -
sumptives find Nature's cure , which
has been furnIshed and supported by
Mrs. Ryan for affilcted men and women -
en whose means made such measures
If Mrs. Ryan heare of a boyar girl
who has shown any talent nud has
not. the means of developing It , her
handsome , motherly face brightens
with one of her happy smiles as she
says : "I am so glad I can do this
Httle thIng for some other mother's
boy. " It Is always " 11. little thing"
that Mrs. Ryan does , whether l'i : be ta
bulld a church , n 11OSpft'ui , 11. school ,
or help the 111 In body or mind. It's
always "a HtUe thing" for the hands
which give a million dollars a ) 'ear
for good worlt to spand long houriIJ
makIng baby clothes for some Httle
one whoso mother finds life n poorly
fed , overworlted , back-brenklng prob-
lem. It's "a 11tUo thIng" to taltQ a
worn-out shop girl away from hw
drudgery tor a month or two or rOit.
and comfort where God's air Is pure
.and undefiled. It's a Httle thing" to
send sorne young boy with 11. bard
cough and rod spots on hIs clwelt bones
out Into the t'ternal sunshine or the
southwest for a new lease of life. It's
" 11. Httle thing" to go out personally
nnd hunt employment for the supporter -
er of some famlly , to provIde comforts -
forts and necessities for families In
want , to mnlto employment for men
nnd women unfitted for .tho responsIbilities -
bilities which have fallen upon them.
It's "a lIttle thins" to educate ambl-
tlous boys and gIrls. and to do all these
"lIttlo thIngs , with just. one stlpula.
tton : "You won't. say anythIng about
It , except sometimes remember me In
a IIttlo prayer. "
In the bIg pUb11c subscrlptlong
where. donors' names nre advertised
tor what they have done , Mrs. Thomas -
as F. Ryan's name Is never seen.
AvoIding alwnys pUblicity , she Is the
same quiet , retirIng , great.hearted
woman who came to New Yorlt the
girl wlfo at Tom Ryan , a clerk with
nothIng tJut It. tJatJy and a genius tor
making money , 34 years ngo. There
are women In the old Jesuit. parIsh on
SJxteenth street. who stili remember
t'-a s'D1pathetic lIttle woman " , ho
lIved there n quarter at a century ngo ,
and who helped many an unfortunnte
tram the earnings Thomas R ) nn
brought. home on Saturday nhht.
Since Using Dorm's Xldnoy pm" )1 ci , '
Not n Stone lias Formed.
Capt. S. L. Crute , A jt. Watts Camp , \ \
U. O. V. , , Roanoke , Va. , say : "I .sur. . ,
ferOll n long , long "
time with my back , ,
n n d felt draggy
nnd listless and
all the time. I lost
f i' a m my usunl 1
. . . weIght , 225 , to 170. ,
Urinary passages I
were too frequent
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nnd I had to get "
up often at nIght. ,
I had hendaches ,
nnd dizzy spolia
also , but my worst
sutTerlng was from renal colic. After
I began using Doan's KIdney P111s 'I
passed n gravel stone ns bIg as 11. bean.
Since then I have never had nn attack
of gravel , and have plclted up to my
former health and weight. I am a well
man , and gIve Doan's KIdney P111s
credit for It. "
Sold b ) ' all dealers. : 0 cents a box. I . . .
Foster-l\lUburn Co. , Duffalo , N. Y. t.
A woman's Idea of 11. stingy man Is \ , . .
one who never pa 's her comllllments. ( f- " , _ '
Lewis' Single Binder cigar-richest , most I j
lIatisfying smoke on the market. Your t
dealer or Lewis' l.'netory , Peorin , III.
'l'he man who would brIng up his :
children In the wny they ahould go
w111 oucceed better If he goes that way
Hellgon ! is used as a clank in some l \
tnmllles , null y u may have noticed
that there is genernlly a CO jt or dust
on th' ) fnmlly Bible In such homes. /
By following the directions , which
are plainly printed on each pacleage of .
Defiance Starch , Men's Collars and
CutTs can be made just as stiff as desired -
sired , with either gloss or domestio
finish. Try It , 16 oz. for 10c , sold by
all good grocers.
Safe Deposit. l
Of Marsl1 I FIeld m. an amusIng
IItory was recently told at LalwwJod.
The boy , accordIng to the story , np.
preached an old lady In It. Lakewood
hotel and saId to her :
"Can you crack nuts ? "
"No , my t : Jar , I cnn't , " the old lady
plled. "I lost nil my teeth years
ago. "
"Then , " saId the little boy , extend. , '
Ing two han1s tull of wnlnuts , "please . /
b.old these while I go and get some-
more.-Denver Times.
Will & Must. hold a mortgage on
The busybody butts In without anT
Us or buts.
Charity begins at home , but If it
Is the real brand it soon outgrows Its.
natlvo place.
It is hard to work much confldence
In It. man who wears a rIng on hIs
mlddlo finger.
A man's knowledge cannot be
judged by the tool things he says
when In love.
'rhe golden calf will always be war.
shlped , though It wear the taU of a
monltey or the ears of an ass.
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The trade at Chili Is almost enUre-
ly In the hands of Europeans.
Francc Imported $300,000 worth o !
apples from Canada lICIt summer and
In 1904 Denmarle sent to England j
over 85,000 tons of butter , valued at l ; '
U5,000.000. '
It Is thtlmated that 1OQOOOO tons of
steel r&l\s \ tor 1907 delivery are under
negotiation , and that fully half thaC
tonnaGe has already been placed.
It is saId that the hIdes of American
live cattle sent to England to be kllled
and eaten arc by prearrnngement all
sent back across the AtlnuUc , there to
be tame , and , mnyhap , reshipped to
England as leather or In boots and
shoe' ! .
Shipments of anthracite coal during
May amounted to 3,254,320 tonsagalnst ' . . . .
6,005,15& tons in May last year. For
the ) 'unr , to dnte , the shipments aggregate -
gate 1U,709,7S3 tons , contrasted with
24,872,954 tons In thQ corresponding
perloll Jast year.
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Cured a 20 Years' Trouhle Without 1
Any MedicIne.
A wise IndIana physIcIan cured 20
yenrs' stomach dlseaso without. any
medIcIne as his patient tells :
"I had stomach trouble for 20 years ,
tried allopathic medicInes , patent 'I
medicInes and all the slmplo remedle3 1 p
9uggested by my frIends , but grew
worse all the time.
"Finally a doctor Who is the most
prominent physicIan In this lIart. 01
the state told mo medIcine would dome
mo no good , only Irritating my stom-
neh and maldng It worse-that I must
look to dIet and quIt drinking coffee.
"I cried out. In alarm , 'Quit drlnlt-
ing coffee ! ' why , 'What wlU I drlnlt ? ' t
" 'Try Postum , ' said the doctor , 'I !
drink it and you will 111\0 It when It
Is made accordIng to dIrections , with
cream , tor It Is delicIous and has none .k.i
of the bad effects coffee has. ' f' - II
"Well , that wns two ) 'ears ago , and
I am still drInking Postum. My stomach -
ach Is right again nnd I know doctor
hit the nail on the head when ho de.
clded coffee was the cause of nll my
trouble. I only wish I had quIt It I
years ago and drank Postum In Its J
place. " Name given by Postum Co. ,
Dattle Creek , 1\Ilch. I
Ncrer too latn to mond. Ten days
trIal of PC\tmr. in place or coffee . . . .
worlts wonders. There's a reason.
Loole In pkgs. for the fllmous tit. t
tIe bock , "Tht , Road to We'/lrU\o / \ , "