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j WOMAM'S FART IN ' THE WORLD TO-DAY I The Work of Mrs. Jeannette Ryder Has Been Af' "'?Pw f3Sc3KlCI I I Which Was Prevalent Throughout Cuba. WMMS 559Hm M H iWHrriBbt.lol'J.brii.flNewYwinerawoo A Jf rtcliti rceem-a 1 1 f?SaI!F XB liuk' A m c rl c n I s T Woman- working single 1 Hi O &fl hnndei3' wit,lin tlin Inst 5 t" tt7?2iro' dccade Las '"stilled into 'I W8M&3&& lLc Cubau mlnd a "ew St idea that man's inhu ?j inanity to dumb brutes is S; nn iniquitous thing. So effectively has Ijjaj Be tome tbat conception in on tbe na- JRj tires tbnt to-day any American woman f passing along tbe streets of Havana nerd H- only pause and Joolc to hold tbe arm o j tbe angriest cartman who ever beat bis , mules from laying on nnotber blow. lpttfl A11 "Amcricana3" look alike to unkind j , cnrtmeu-nll capable of calling tbe police ; . to do their duty to protect dumb beasts, Bfl In the 6nal course of -"hich the Cuban. K Judge stands by the abused animal. H Similarly, those other cartmen who own B fine, fat mules and well oiled harness with polished brass trimmings expert gsj passing American women to pause and H i point nnd exclaim with approval. And Mm any tourist who snaps a kodnk at n burly M Gnlician feeding his horse the chunk of : H bread he lias stinted himself at Ills own : If meagre breakfafit to save for the pur i B pose is no souvenir seeker to him. but Si nnotber Mrs. Ryder, champion of his i SRosinante's kind. : Mrs. Jeannette Ryder has worked 1 -, alone for ten years, but behind this little I 8 mi woman .now Is a scattered army of friends j enlisted in her cause. She has been I decorated by the French government and ( has countless medals jingling about u i fl Jier bureau drawer. She has received I lyj constant financial assistance from Miss I If Sarah J. Eddy, of Bristol Ferry, R. I.; ml Mrs. May L. Hall, rf i'rovldencc, R. I.; M i Mrs. Mnry L. Lovelh of the Journal of ; Zoophily, and Dr. Francis EI. Rowley. M ; Mrs Minnie Maddern sFiske ouly rc- V ccntly ecuI several thousand copies of jtf "The Horse's Prayer,' priuted band it 6omely on waterproof paper, and these m bave been posted all over the ibland. at Sm cross roads, on country wagons, in police S stations and rural guard" barracks. It Im -was the society of which Mr. Harrison W Grey Fiskc Is president that sent to iM Cuba at Mrs. Ryder's solicitation a -jj granite drinking fountain for hordes and 'j j0gSl which has since been set up in San uk Francisco square, tbo cartmon's own, , ! domain. Thousands of draught animals W are refreshed from it daily. This foiintnm l, too, in a way a monument to a marlyr, for it was near here that SeQora Brigida 6 ; Cecilia Martinez dc Arredauda was V killed In 1010, crushed between a house tff wall and a cart, with the brutal driver k of which she had been remonstrating. m Wonderful Work of Children. 5 Behind Mrs. Ryder in all her work are ki the children of Cuba. In fact, her labors & in behalf of animals are entirely inci- 3 dental. It Is for children she strives. ti persuading them through their own God- given instinct to befriend all creatures g still wore helpless than themselves. To 2 strengthen this spontaneous humanity, t prevent Us being lost in harden.ng con- 1,11 ... ...VMAV' tact with pain in nnimals which they cannot aid, Mrs. Ryder oiganizcd in 190G her Band of Mercy, which has since grown into one of the most cllicient or ganizations of its .kind The children of Cuba ten years ago were not less tender heaited than now, but there was nobody to whom they might turn for encouragement. Instead they watched animals tortured under their eyes; they were jeered if they tc sentcd it; they became hardened, and Havana wns a hades of horror. The markets were full of fowl with wings twisted out of joint to keep them still; bougnt, tney were carried home as they had come to market, heads downward. If kept in coops they were packed into spaces exactly equal to the bulk of their own bodies anil transported for days without relief or food or water. Cats and dogs, filthy with sores, made the public markets their habitat. The hack ney coach horses of town anil the omni bus mules caused laughter, when they did not cause tears. In all the community not a human voice of protest arose against conditions which were bad In themselves but infinitely worse In their ultimate effect on citizens v ho toler ilod them. To this Mrs. Ryder came is the wifo of one of Havana's best known physicians. Thanks to her, now, if a little child In the market place lifts i tiny finger to point at a chicken suf fering with tw istcd wings, w ithout n :omraent the vender untwists those ach ing members. He recognizes the au thority of the Bund of Mercy's "inspec tors" out on duty. He knows the grin- Convalescents Rt ning policeman on the corner will co operate with the "kiddie," and down in the court room, iMic lets the case go so far, the Judge will remind him that the law Is with the child. Thus it has come about that Cuba is developing citizens uot ashamed to feel pily or to act upon pity't. impulse. The Band of Merey was organized in 1900 For sonic time Mrs, Ryder worked lvvvvavvvtA'vvvfcvvvw,' i Ireland Has Woman Master of Hounds ! r. ESMTB tbe ravages of foot and ' Omouth disease throughout certain ' farming districts of Europe, ,t is re- ported that the farmers are strongly prej 2l udiced against any measure, looking to- ward the annihilation of foxes, w h 1 said to spread the disease The I agriculturist,, according to Arthur . t Coatcn in the Bystander, realize that fox hu LK . .rcat impetus to trade I 1 irtain thrifty dis- lCr'lS" hnutin- is experiencing a revival 1 '"e ,. fn ardut aporBKoBW s well I . ultttd anchor "a ' whM n Mijij-ng"iTifMgTiTrnTiT n u I'li'ir"" Fox Seeking Refuge in Tree. (hand. The accompanying photograph shows a fox of the tree climbing variety, evidently seeking refuge from the bounds. Canned Meats for Russian Troops. THE Russian Commissary Depart ment is making a detailed invebtiga . tion in (he Transbalkal Province for establishing in the most suitable place a meat cauning factory to supply the Silw rinn troops with canned meat and soup. Thu-capacity of tho works will bp 2o0 head of cattle a day. The works piobably will be located at Nerchinsk or Chita. Similar Investigations uro being made in Tomsk Province. on "the model city" plan. She had a "government" organized, the incmbcis of the band being its cituens. They elected olllcers fioin policemen to president, nnd once an overgrown chap actually worked up a "resolution"' in true Cuban style and tried to make limw-lf the leader. lie was "defeated." and in penalty before he could come back as a humble citizen In good ! mi: ' A hti 7r'"ri Seizlno Tor fafJS i msEEsissttiaG&i j sady fpr KM Orvners, standing lie was compelled to shave off his incipient mustache. His war cry had been that he was a man he had a mus tache, and rules and regulations were not for him. It was this "government" which on ooe occasion tried two little fellows before a "court room" of guests on the charge of "slapping" buttcrlllcs. The Judge wore n robe, the clerk took notes, the lawyer-) pleaded eloquently, the witnesses were i AwvMMtwnvivvwwwa,.tvvwwi Uncle Sam's Grab-Bag. B12CAUSE of carelessness on the part of persons sending packages through I the mails the I'ost Olllce Department ,i selling nt auction JJ.oGO articles fonud unwrapped in thu malL According to Postniabtcr General Hitchcock this uuui (her will be vastly increased when the pai eels post service Is established. At present packages scut as fourth clas 'mail matter are limited !u weight to foui ! pounds. Under the parcels post law the rate is cheaper and parcels may bo us j heavy ns elecu pounds. This will, so thlnlc the postul authorities, lead to Igicatjr carelesa-ncas and mole bother .for the department. Lost mail matter that can be identified is delivered to applicants by postmaatcrh at division headquarters of thu railway mail service on receipt of application and on recommendation of the inspection sr ice. More than fifty thousand such articles are sent to the division of dead letters each joar. Many of these articles are of considerable value and arc bought In by bidders at the annual auction sales. Others are worthless except as junk or cheap jewelry. The estimated value of the articles on alc this year is 1,000. Of 432 pieces 1 of valuable jewelry, 315 were received without nny wrappers or any indication of owacrship. Thirty-seven per cent of the salablo printed matter was received with uo vestige of address. I lips Wm?$fe$mwtfBma .7 1. T Jf f d H '-'! if fe- lured Turkejs. wWW WMMi-M rSmBr 1 Us -Silm J Jmrnr S lift m Te Ambulant-e of theaBand of MercY." llit-ie and the "boards" used in comuiissiou of the heinous offence were exhibited. J The noliceman who made the arrest had a nLiiiuciI knuckle. A competent physician In-ported expertly on the exact nature and gr.nitj of this wound, and the lawyer for the prosecution made an impassioned ur i.iigiiinent of the rnlprils- He compared them to Spanish persecutors of helpless Cubans in the awful year of 1S71, when, cheerful as butterflies, eight Cuban stu dents weut innocently foith to their uni versity classes, just like those butterllle., which were also eight in number, but, like Mmm worn lionfnn down bv cruel enemies and died in their, country's cause. Dr Angel's wife was present on that occa sion. In this manner the little boya learned the meaning of law and the respect citi zens must have for it. Night after night thei made a club of the narrow quar ters Mrs. Ryder could place at their dis posal, and the obi-cone cheap theatres or Havana lost just that many attentive patrons on those occasious. Some time after this Mrs. Rider re moved from her beautiful home on the Prado to take up her residence in the most squalid district in town, nt No. 7(5 Revillagigedo street. Hero all her Band of Mercy boys are welcome, but they must clean their feet before they climb the spotless stairs. Here, too, she has recently opened the band's clinic for poor children. Here a little loom equipped with tho most ncceV ary appliances is set aside for the pui Mise. and to it regulnrly on staled days lie best physicians in tho city repair to amine and prescribe free of charge for poor children "the solemnly poor," the really needy are called in Spanish. There aro other clinics for the "near poor." Dr. Portocarrero, specialist in eje, ear and throat diseases, is director, and gives Monday and Thursday after noons; Dr. Jesus. Alfredo Figueras. spe cialist in children's diseases, gives Tues day and Friday afternoons. These doc tors have never yet failed to be on hand at the hours they had set. Two young women members of the family of the secretary of the Band of Mercy act as doctors' assistants during consultavions. Mrs. Ryder's Pet Yaguasa. All the rooms in this Baud of Mercy house, though tmall and poorly furnished, are pleasant, especially In the pictuics which hang upou the wnlls. All suggest the true friendship animals have for man and Indicate bow good little children re ciprocate the sentiment. In this environ ment a big print of tho "Moua Lisa" soouis to rescmblo a virgin, and a portrait of Dr. Angel seems almost a patron saint of the premises. . 1 Just across the street in another house l tlie refuge for abandoned anlmaly. There stray cats nnd dogs for which there lis any hope of obtaining a home nre left. Black Thomases arc In special demand. Mrs. Ryder gives no Madame Tnb.tluis away Some rarely handsome dogs have found their way to this asylum. Here the animals are made pets of, but the rule of the roost vests in Mrs. Ryder's own pet yaguasa. This is a small native duck, wild, but readily tamed. It was the household pet of the aboriginal Indians and is popular with Cubans of this day ' c '.'-" A Patient Taking a Real Cat Nap. It can be taught many tricks, is exceed ingly affectionate and coirespondinglj jealous, and its regular conversation is a curious plaintive whistle. During the recent bubonic plague scare when the word went forth to be rid of nil animals, regardless of the patent fact that cats and some breeds of dogs arc the natural enemies of rats, which it was intended to destroy, this refuge did a land office business. Many were the little tots who walked, one as far as five miles, with the r condemned pets In their arms. Day afier day they came with their bur dens of ugly anlmnls, beautiful animals, gentle and savage animals, big, little and middling sized, consigning them all to tho hands of "the American woman who pro tects animals," sore that at last they were safe Sick and injured animals arc chloro formed. Mrs Ryder hopes to get an electric apparatus instead. She has no proper ambulance for the conveyance of thetp hurt creatures, but her tiny Band of Mercy boys do yeoman work with baskets and improvised barrows. ' They Abolished Bull Fights. Mrs. Ryder stretches her meagre re sources to their limit and beyond. She is able to pay caretakers for tbe refuge, though she keeps personal oversight of their management. In the Band of Mercy house proper, however, there is no servant; this little woman herself does the cleaning, the washing, the count less things that must be done. And under it nil sbo thrives, sure that, no matter vhnt the actual prospects, a way will open. How justified is her faith has only recently bceu demonstrated. She had carried a campaign against mistreat ment of children in the Guauojay Correc tion School as far as she co1 Id without more money, and none appeared. She passed a sleepless night wondering if. after all, the cause must be lost for lack .of a few dollars About three o'clock 1mmmVmiSMmi Dinner Time tor the Refugees. tLmm in the morning she arose and did some mm washing, preferring activity to sleepless fLW unrest. The first morals g delivery of VLmM mail brought her a check for $100 from a l theretofore unknown friend, with in- structions to use it where It would do LWM the most good. It went Into the cam- H paign against the director of the Guana- jay school. IH It used to be that Mrs. Ryder and her H work met dllUcultics in the courts of H Cuba. That is no longer the case. She H has won the judiciary over to a fair at- H titudc. Despite many handicaps the H little lady is quite deaf and all court H procedure is in Spanish she gets respect- H ful consideration everywhere And sho H h never at a loss to carry her point. Ono H day not long ago she brought up a mule H driver for mistreatment of a disabled H animal. She alleged that Its shoulder H was in such fearful condition that it IH could not work; she told how the hurt H bled. Tho driver presented a vetori- H nary's certificate that the animal was IH sound. He said no blood (lowed. Ho dc- jH clarcd thcro was no evidence against H "Bring out the evidence," exclaimed H Mrs. Ryder to the policeman who made H the nrrcst, and from his pocket he pro- B duccd a little paper-wrapped package, H which he laid beforo the Judge. His H Honor opened it ani. shook out a long J white lisle glove, red stained. The po licciuan testified that it was Mrs. Ryder's, H that he saw her mop the mule's shouldc! IH with it and that immcdiaHy after sb tiL) consigned it to his keeping: he had had IH it ever since. What the Jndgo said to too IH driver did not go verbatim on tho court IH records. IH One of the greatest triumphs of the H Baud of Mercy is the abolition of bull IH fighting In Cuba, which, it Is generally H conceded, hns been achieved largely IH through the efforts of Mrs. Ryder and H her associates. , The treasury of the organization on September SO bnd a deficit of more than H $G00. so far as concerns outside contrl- IH butions. but there is never permitted to H be any outstanding debt against it. Mrs. fl Ryder paid that deficit from her own H resources, as she had paid many another. Some of the most prominent of her Cuban supporters aud subscribers are IH Seiinr Enrique Coulll, SeQora Bmiba H Borjes de Hidalgo aud SeQora Rosa jH Rafccas vda. de Coulll. Between April 1 and September 30 of this year the refuge and stations for re- H ceiving abandoned and injured animals H have received 140 dogs, 305 puppies, CM H cats and 2.S73 kittens, a total of 3,040 H RlimneRs of String Bean To Be Spring Mode for Women More than over the spring Klrl Is going to resemble tho string bean. She Is to be as trco from curves as the geometrical description or a straight line. A Hock or ra9hIon's ravorltoa out for a spring stroll will resomblo so many perpendiculars drawn to given points on tho sidewalk. Grace has given way to severity, and tho Joyous little writers or how to row thin on soven lemons a day arc sharpening Uielr pen cils In anticipation or tho harvest. It s going to be a bad year for the embonpoints. Already driven to the last ditch of desperation ovor tho lack or curves allowed by our most ex clusive modistes, there socms nothing lert tor plump parties but u straltjacket ind one meal a week. The eternal question has gone out of fashion. The only question that keeps frivolous femininity awake nights Is how to lake another dozen ounces off where tnoy are most noticeable. Uant dns will bo practised by all thu best dressers, Tor how else can wonion hope to attain the straight up and down pro fllo that goes with a one hundred pound net weight? Tho beauty specialist who can con coct a prescription guaranteed to tako oK. all curves without dieting, oxcrcls Ing, steaming or any or the trials and tribulations known to tho person In clined to plumpness and three chins will make money so rast ne"ll have tho three richest men looking like a trio of punched pennies. Lr.nn Cloth, -More Cant. It's all the raull of tho National Cloak and Suit Jlanuracturors' Association. Every little while these urbltors get to gether and decldo the r.ito or tho folks, who buy. What, then, more natural than that they should press tho tad for few yards or clothes to the limit ot pergonal possibility? A fashlonablo suit of to-day requires less than half tbo amount or material demanded by the style or a fow years past and It costs three times more. It wouldn t take so very much ot a mathe matician to llnd tho answer. In selecting your spring suit kindly remember every gore tho tailor leave out or your skirt puts money la his bank Consider well whether the tyrant fashion Is worth risking your llfo io roilow. You know transportation com panies arc not going to keep on Invent ing stepless street cars and things, aud there Is no Intention on the part or au tomobile manuracturcrs to build their now models closer to tho ground. Last soason. when tho hospital wards were all cluttered up with broken bouos and men lost their tempers oer the length or time it look to walk u block with a smartly gowned woman, the tailors hit upon one or the most brilliant ideas Unce tho launching ot the sheath. It consisted or nothing more or loss than a alaah or two at tho bottom of tho aklru Tho slash' didn't cost tho maker a cent and It averted a threatened epi demic or pleating which would cut prollts almost In two. The mashed skirt allows its wearer to navigate without doing an Imitation or a bound footed bollc or Hong Kong In a hurry, fopularlt) Unli::cn. Then, too, it was so dollghttully risque.' Small wonder it leaped to tho height or popularity at a. single bound and at tho present writing rc-ruscd to be shaken from Its pinnacle ot favor. Tho tailors have thought ot no better plan to defeat tho makers or expansive materials, ao they have taken tlfo sltab , right wltli thorn Into the spring season! i with a promise that skirts will be nar- H rowur and slashes deoper. H Doesn't seem possible, but that's tho H word from the convention. IH Look to your waistcoats, men. The H women arc going to wear 'cm with their H spring suits, and or contrasting ma- H lerlal, too. Here Is a splendid sug- H gcstion for that hectic ono or rcd and H blue polka dots friend wlfo wlshod on H you on an otherwise happy Christmas- WWwM tide. Leave it around looso and see IH ir It doesn't go great with the now spring H We are warned the spring coats are built H mostly or stripes. Yes, they build quite H a few of them that way at a llttlo walled H village up tho Hudson. Plaids aro also H In line for a big revival, with tho lid off 1 on color schemes. But wait until we get a gllmpso or the H Ilali 'Rah coat destined to send every jH susceptible girlish heart into the seventh IH clothes heavon. It Is forty-six Inches IH long, cream background with a tan stripe, IH cuffs and collar ot the same goods, with IH tho reverse clutch on tho stripes. Ob, IH pshaw, why don't they Bet some nice live- IH ly colors like bottle green with scarlet JH stripe or burnt orango with purple plaid? H You couldn't cull cream and tan a 'Ran H Huh coat aud bo strictly truthful. M The l'm'ulnr Color. H Speaking or colom. tan rrom chamola to IH leather shades, navy blue and taupti have IH been picked as the winners, with taus IH leading. Or course you can tako a chance- IH on red or green, you may even go so H far as to risk a prune shade or nn old H ros but no one will mistake you for the IH escaped model ot a fashion magazine. H Serges have passed to their well earned H rcwaid. The newest weaves arc Bedford H cord and wool corduroy. Those matcr'als. H M,.v".,riv irranffcd. add to tho perpendleu- H ar e et w-Uhout any material reduction H in iho already fast diminishing diet. H Where oh. where tho cuIv,a .? H rS?.'ir? Where is tho Gibson girl with H S?"cnJe?r waist and her lines a la IJMm uTonmriaK or nf, attempt to rcduc, H the high cost living? IH