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Times of Change in
Jeiv York Society
Frederick To&nsend Mar In.
c HE tropic who brier.,-? to society I call It that for want ot
J . . $ a better name must have s-ciiicthlrig more than money;
rP they must have per::on;il magnetism, tact, coiuuion sense.
X They rnurt have been succstiul li: rome way.
Z 1 w'" holJ 11 a-ainst everybody that money today
counts for less In New VcrU than In any other great city
f of the world.
There are plenty of poip'e who are not rich among those
who mane up what Is ralL-il rockty. They never lack for
Invitations. Cut they have tact, self-control, personal magnetism. They do
things. They arc not afraid. They have opinions of their own. Motility
dincers or moonlight bathing parties do not Interest them.
New York I stoo colossal trjay to lie ruled by mere money.
Society has been set-ridden Ions enough.
Twenty years Lgo the late Ward McAllister ruled New York society. The
ballroom was his ille. The books a:.d articles he- wrote Indicate that be never
thought of anything outside of diim -r, lat.ee or cotlllou. The life of the out
Bide world did ont concern him la the liast.
The day of ljizatre entertainments lias passed.
Why should we object to an nctor In society? Wc are glad to meet a
novelist or a gallant soldier, a man who has Invented something that will ben
efit the human rare. They are far more Interesting people than those whose
only claim to distinction is a vast Inherited wealth.
S TTJhnt iho Sun Tinas in Us
Ty Dr. lustin
VERYTHING proves that the white man degenerates In the
tropics and sub-tropics. Now, the cause Is to be found In
the ultra-spectral ray? of sunlight. These rays Injure or
destroy the animal cells the body cells unless these are
especially protected.
These ultra-spectral rays of the sunlight are the same
as X-iays, L'ecquereiles rays, Charpentler and Blondlct's
rays, or the rays from radium, actinium and polonium. All
thes3 latter rays will burn a man's body very severely if
he is not protected against them by leather or lead. The first man to apply
X-rays to surgery in England was bun.ed so badly that he has already lost
one arm will probabl;. lose the other and has suffered intense pain for five
Of course, the effect of the sun -rays is not so sudden or violent, for there
is less power In them when they reach the human body than there Is In these
other rays. Lut they are like the mills of the gods working slowly, but with
Man's natural protection against the ultra-? pectral sun rnys Is the skin
pigment. The man whose natural habitat Is tropical has the proper amount
of pigment to prevent the sun rays from injuring him. Put the man of the
north has not enough to permit him to withstand the sun in the tropics and
the subtroplcs, so the rays tut- r through his shin, Injure the nervous cells and
produce degeneration.
The Argument Against
Federal Regulation
Ey Ex Attorney
WO excuses are advanced for Federal Intrusion Into State
affairs. One Is that the States do too little and the other
is that some of them do too much in the. way of railroad
and corporate regulation and other corrective measures.
There are not contradictory, as they might at first ap
pear, because there may be both too little and too much
public interference with the conduct of business, and both
are harmful, though my Inherited and required ideas both
lead me to fear the too much more than I fear the too
little. It is often harder to draw the line between useful regulation and
harmful meddling, and harder stilt to have that line respected when politic!
unfortunately becomes Involved with questions relating to business, and
public feeling is aroused. A great many things are none the less borne
affairs because they may .be or become remotely related to commerce
among the states, the regulation cf which Is granted exclusively to Con
gress. If the Federal authority should be extended over all these tho
Etates would soon become mere regions. The pretext for such extension of
power is that railroads, telegraphs, etc., have brought about the commercial
unity of the states. But that is no reason at all, because such commercial
unity was the very object In view In framing the clause which gives to Con
gress the exclusive power to regulate commerce among the states; and as
the clause accomplishes the purpose Intended, why should anybody seek to
twist it out of shape by forced construction?
Notes From Kansas.
When you see a boy with curls and
a sah It is a very good sign that the
father doesn't have his way in the
So many people go out to the ceme
teries to steal flowers that a sign
should be put up to this effect: "No
admission except on business."
Tho women can dress cooler In Bum
mer than the men, but they can't pump
up a bucket of cold water from the
cistern, douse their beads in It, and
look better for It.
In getting acquainted with a mar
ried woman you will find she is pretty
apt to say, early in the acquaintance.
"I did not know a thing when I was
married." What does 6he mean?
If a girl lives in the south end of
town, and has a violin, she manages
to take lessons from a teacher in the
extreme north part. It gives her so
much greater distance to carry her fid
dle through the street. Atcuitou
General Harmon.
A Sign.
"I didn't know your mother was
dangerously ill," said the observant
"Why, she isn't," replied the dainty
daughter. "What made you think
"I saw you washing the dishes this
And Is it any wonder that they nev
er speak as they pass by? Detroit
Free Press.
The Roomy Attic.
Radiantly lovely, she had come to
see the poor young poet In his attlo
room. "The view is divine," she said,
"but aren't you cramped for space?"
"Oh, no," said he. "I get on nicely
now. But to tell you the truth, I was
deucedly crowded till they took off the
wall paper." Judy.
General Booth's dream Is a fleet of
Salvation Army steamers carrying the
army's emigrants across the Allantlo.
Hrtor thoimht Oiympus fine
With It alrv dew of wine;
Harrhus In the forest drew
Tankards of the loamy biew.
Malt of blossom. tuliB ot root.
With till pimpled face the brute.
Sylvan fairies, dainty pled.
Golden locked and mure eved.
Take the lily's cups f ". , k.M
With Hie crvstal draughts they Hold,
Drlnklna- till the sparkllnc H'Min
Kllli them with the dunce of dream.
Where the summer pl,rln '"I1, ,
In the nri-har.l't g-rass-Kvown tnran.
There Olympus lifts for me
Pluck the fruit nivl shrike the tree,
Put it In n pun and buke ,
Just for love of oid-tlines sane.
Leave the skin, but rlrnn the core,
Th-n around th frult-globt- pour
Melted sunar. rinnamon.
I'lneh of l,uttr hen 'lis ''n"'.lr.
Serve with cream, ami let your ii
Smack w.th joy u down It slips-
Bake until the pnMen wine
Of t!io apple buhhles fine.
Hound xh pan. In corners sweet
Cryetalllilns with tliw heat.
WMle the butter and the eplce
Melt Into It In a nice!
Jove and Juno, on your thrme.
lrlnk the wine and pi' 1: the bene.
Sins of honey iind of dew.
Where amhroalal founts run b.Je,
Draw the ale and strain the K-c
Applea are Hesperldesi
Brown and KOlden. baked and
Srleed and eunired fruit of 'in.
Juice of mornlnx dew nnd awec-t.
Amber of the midday beat:
Creamed and buttered, naked and wt.-te
Dreama of Joy In every bite.
Ollntu of orchards, with their rr.l.
Laughing league of meadow line!,
Klvr rippling, brooks that Uns,
April on lic-r bloomy wing.
Ijunrlng to the harp of p'.ay
In the lilac arms of May.
Not baked npple. not alone
Fruit and julee and flavored lone
Put tlie ampler air and g'.n.tr.
.if the rast that brings Us dream.
Rweet with youth, and brlcbt ''cr
With the breath of and cj-k..
The green mountains, clad in the
full verdure of the summer, cast their
cool shadows deep ou the vivid emer
ald of meadow and hill. Langdon
crossroad stretched Us gray brown
length between the shifting shadows
on either forest covered hand.
Along the brush feuee grew luxuri
ant wild blackberry bushes, heavy
laden now witn juicy clusters of ripe,
delicious fruit, lor it was the month
of August.
Away at the end of the dusty road
stood the Langdon farm house in the
midst of broad, green acres, now lying
shorn of their summer crop of grow
ing grass and flowers, scorching brown
In the sun.
In was toward four o'clock of a sul
try day. The family of Langdon were
gathered on the broad veranda on the
side of the house least exposed to the
breeze. The men had forsaken the
fields to seek relief from the oppres
sive atmosphere. Nellie, a sixteen-year-old
city cousin, sat on the steps
In cool array of dainty muslin and rib
bons and lace. Ellsba, called Light,
Blnce his ' baby lips first lisped the
word in trying to pronounce his owa
name, tall, stalwart, twenty-six years
old, and head over heels In love with
the bunch of femininity, on the steps,
reposed la an arm chair, his throat
swathed In a handkerchief, and his
breathing heavy from a recent cold.
Willie, seventeen, and incorrigible,
swung in a hammock. Mrs. Langdon,
their mother, knitted placidly, close,
"Cousin Nellie," said Light, "I saw
some elegant blackberries over on the
crossroad yesterday."
Nellie sprang up, clapping her hands
"I'm going to rick some for tea,"
she cried.
Willie lazily turned in bis swinging
nest and drawled:
"Jim Butler said be saw bear tracks
In the woods over tuere."
"Hush!" said his mother, "you know
there was no such thing there."
"Jim salr so anyway," repeated Wil
lie, with a roguish wink at his brother,
"Is there any danger. Light?" ques
tioned Nellie, somewhat startled.
"Not a bit," enswereu Mrs. Langdon
for him, "but you must not go black
berrying In that dress. Put on stout
shoes and a thick dress. Willie, you
had better go with her."
"Can't. Too hot. Besides I'm afraid
of bears," drawled that enterprising
' I don't want you," flashed Nellie.
I'd much rather go alone." and with 4
look of disdain in the direction qf
the hammock she walked indoors.
Pinning up her skirts and donning a
sunbonnet she took a bright new tin
pail from the shlf In tho kitchen and
walked briskly to the crossroad, where
she was soon busily engaged in trans
ferring the big black beauties from
bush to pall unheeding of heat or
Quickly raising her head she saw
that the wood was in shadow rapidly
deepening." Could It be night, she
wondered, with a thrill of fear. Sud
denly there fell upon her ear a distant
roar, and, shortly after a crackling ;u
the underbrush and a dark figure com
ing toward her through the gloom.
"Willie's bear!" Frantic with fear,
she Cropped her pail and turned to
Brain ai He City Hi
flee, unheeding that the was going
away from the bouse Instead o to
ward5 ll- .v J,.!,
Ani following after came the dark
figure, now running In evident endeav
or to overtake her. On she went,
stumbling over stlcKS and stones, her
heart pounding us If to set itself free,
her breath coming shorter and shorter,
her sight growing dim. Once she
seemed to hear a voice In the distance
calling to her. but she dared not stop
nor look behind her. On, on, lest that
terrible something ?lze her from be
hind. At Inst she stepped into a hole
left by an uprooted tree and fell for
ward in a swoon.
At the house, Nellie's excursion af
ter berries w:s fot totten for an hour,
then as dark thunder clouds began to
roll up around the horizon. Light
started tip.
Did Nellie go?" he queried. "If she
did she is sure to get wet. Give me
her rubbers and a wrap and I will go
and fetch her."
His mother easily sought the arti
cles requested, anu laden with these,
Light started forth followed by Wil
lie's jeers.
"Au. come back. Light. Rain won't
hurt her, the isn't sugar if you do
think she's sweet. She won't melt."
Licht made him no reply but went
on his way; the only rcult of his
brother's bantering being that his
cheeks were very red.
It had darkened perceptibly when he
came in sight of the little figure he
was In search of and the thunder rum
bled menacingly. Suddenly a twig
snapped beneath his feet and he saw
Nellie turn a white face one moment
toward him and then flee headlong
in the opposite direction, stuniblir.g
over sticks and stouts In frantic ter
ror. Light endeavored to shout her name,
but his hoarse voice only augmented
her speed.
In a fta.-h the truth burst upon him.
and. breathing anathemas on his fun
lo ir.g brother and his own obstructed
vocal orcans, he started In pursuit.
When Nellie opened her eyes It was
to look up Imp the lace of her cousin.
That face hau been very near her face
within the last few moment?, nnd was
as white and scared as her own.
.As memory returned she clung to
him In a panic, "'i lie bear, where Is
it?" she questioned.
' There is no b?ar," Light answered.
"It was I coming to help you home,
and I, with Willie's help, have nearly
killed you. Can you ever forgive me?"
"Forgive me for being so silly, but
Oh, Light, I'm frightened yet," cried
: Nellie, nestling against the broad
i thcalileis so near her. What more
j was said you r.nd 1 will not stay to
listen to, lor to other eats than those
tu:ned to hear It the words might
have but little sense; but when the
I rain began to fall two apparently
j perfectly happy human being walked
together toward the farmhouse, obliv
ious of rain or aught but each other.
"There's nothing hair so sweet in Ufa
as love's young dream."
When they arrived home, Mrs. Lang
don fell upon tnem in fear lest both
bad taken a death cold, "and you so
hoarse now that you can hardly
tneak," she sala to Light.
Willie surveyed the couple for a
minute and then laugned long and loud
at the success ot ais juke and the be
drenched figures before him.
"Don't worry about them a minute,
mother. They won't take cold. They
don't even know It's been raining.
Sure case of mind cure of heart cure.
Weil dance, at a wedding by New
And they did, but somewhere on the
Journey of life there is a trap set for
Willie, and Ltgm and Nellie ' will
greatly rejoice when he puts his foot
therein. American Cultivator.
Forest County Rattlers.
Georga Burhen, who Is building a
new house for himself on a part of his
father's farm on German Hill, went
to refill a water Jug the other day that
had been left in the shade, when he
luckily espied a huge rattier 42 Inches
long and carrying 13 rattles, colled
ready for fight about the Jug. George
lost no time In killing the reptile and
has preserved the fckln and rattles to
verify this statement. Two youn?
sons or George Copeland went snake
hunting at a den near their father's
home on Little Hickory Creek one day
last week and killed an even dozen of
rattlers before they gave up the bat
tle. Henry Aumburger of Hunters
station has been missing eggs from
the nest in his chicken coop, even a
china egg disappearing. He suspect
ed rats or other small animals, but the
other day w hen he found a dead black
snake eight feet long nearby with a
china egg lodged In its stomach the
grent mystery was solved. Tlonesta
Evidences of Wealth.
"Father seems impressed with your
talk about coupons," said the maiden.
"Have you really any?"
"Sure," answered the guileful youth
"Got CuO saved up toward a piano for
our little flat." Washington Herald.
The largest percentage of organiz
ed workers is found in Denmark. Half
of tho filiation is unionized. Swed
en is a close second, with Germany
YVe hear n lot of mother's cakei
And sIMer's lemon pie;
Of a-lniterhread that grnn'ma maket
And nuntle's doughnuts my!
13 1 j t father'n ftot a recipe
Ho pays boats all the rest;
And when it's mixed O. K., he tan.
It suHs his palate best.
Sn-n lio.ahel-tlil.ntnP-O'clork,
Some brenkfast-up-to-ten;
A shirt -sleevo-stroll-aroimd-the-block.
A shave, n pipe, and then
A r"e of Colored Supplements,
With freuuent dozlnss off
Those are the chief limredients
uf father's Sunday loaf.
"How mr.ny horsepower is your id
chine?" "It's too heavy for one hurt,
so I generally use two." Judge.
Passenger Do you seamen of-.
see the sea serpent? Captain 0-.i
when we're ashore and off duty, air -
"Are you hurt. John?" "Yes,
I am afraid three or lour of my r.l
are broken." "Well, don't feel bat
It doesn't show." Houston Post.
Mrs. Gossip That Mrs. Ponsonl
who gives herself such airs, was ipj
venu. Mrs. Comeup I thought t:
was a Smith. Baltimore American.
"That female campaigner Is holib
the women of tho district spellboiu.i
"With her oratory?" "No; with lr
gowns." Louisville Courier-Journal
The Boss What's that? Office B-
I says, you better send out and r
a half-dozen boys to do my wollt t
day; I'm poln' to be sick about thr
o'clock! Harper's Bazar,
"You refuse to cash my check I;
$10?" -Yes," "And yet you ot
to lend me $10?" "I do." "I don't eJ
derstand you." "Well, Isn't $90 wr.
having?" Cleveland Leader.
Nell I don't' suppose Mr. SlilicJ
lias any vices.
Belle Vices? Why, he belongs to
p.loe club, an amateur theatrical sot
ety, and writes poetry. Philadelji.
"I see they have taken the sere
a. 111. train off thla line. Do you ran
It?" asked one suburbanite of anodic
"I miss It, certainly, but not so ot-:
as I used to when It was on." Pti
delphla Inquirer.
"For mercy's sake, Johnny!" u
claimed Mrs. LaDslinK. "take Ui
match out of baby's rnouiu! Do:
you know tnat matchheads are poise:
ons? They contain ever so uiucaBo
phorus!" Chicago Tribune.
"Ef thet that trolley company ii
to blame for the accident, why Jo:
Si's widder sue fer damages?" "WaV
ye see, Si was so well known itU
the Jury would likely decide that v.
was indebted to the company. -
"Has that girl next door to you it:,
got her parlor melodeon?" "No. si'
exchanged It for a cornet, I'm glad
say." "But. gracious. If she plays it
cornet, that's worse. Isn't it?" "N
at all. It's only half as bad. She cat:
sing while Bhe's playing the come:'
Philadelphia Press.
"Some grocers," remarked the c:'
tomer, "have an off-hand way of wflf:
lng sugar, but I notlce you're note:
of them." ".Off-hand way? How 4
you mean?" asked the grocer. "I :
tlced you kept your hand on the 6cale
Just now while you measured outt'
pounds for me." Philadelphia Pre
"How true that old saying is sbc
a child asking questions that a tu
cannot answer," remarked PdpMf
"What's the trouble now?" queried t;
friend Singleton. "This morales
replied Poplelgh, "my little boy ast
me why men were sent to Congre-"
and I couldn't tell him." Colni
Daily News.
"They tell me you're working la:
night and day since you were up
fore the magistrate for pushing rr
husband about, Mrs. Robinson." "Tf
The magistrate said If I came bete"
nun again, ne a nne me ion j
lings." "And so you're working bl
to keep out of mischief?" "M
I'm working hard to save up the fl(
Memorable Impressions.
The French sailors In town dldi
understand English, and the Engit
didn't understand French. But tb
were, times of tense emotion when be
nationalities broke out Into the u;
vtrsal language, Esperanto, of 6i:
and then they all understood.
On the teraop tho nthoi Aav stood
group of French tars from the Gin
netto In company with one or r
English Jacks from the Albema:
All were looking glum.
Suddenly one of the rtrltlshers lie
bis hand to his mouth as though ra J
lng a glass, threw back his head, a
Cllr2led ciipof Dtlvali,
Then he brought It down, shook'
head sadly to Intimate that there
none to be had, and said expressive
"Bloomln' town! Rotten dry!"
And the Frenchmen nodded In
pathy. Montreal Star.
At the present rate of excava"
Pompeii will not be entirely uncorf ;
before tho year 1970.

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