COMMANDER ROBERT E. PEARY.
Times of Change in
Jew York Society
Ey Frederick Toivnsend Marlin.
HE people -who belong to society I call it that for want ot
a better name must have something more than money;
they must have personal magnetism, tact, common sense.
They must have been sucessful in some way.
I will hold it against everybody that money today
counts for less in New York than in any other great city
SO cf the world,
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i nere art; piciuy oi people wnu are iiui rim jtiuuus muov
who make up what is called society. They never lack for
invitations. But they have tact, self-control, personal magnetism. They do
things. They are not afraid. They have opinions of their own. Monkey
dinners or moonlight bathing parties do not interest them.
New York i stoo colossal today to be ruled by mere money.
Society has been set-ridden long enough.
Twenty years ago the late Ward McAllister ruled New York society. The
ballroom was his life. The books and articles he wrote indicate that he never
thought of anything outside of dinner, dance or cotillon. The life of the out
side world did ont concern him in the least.
The day of bizarre entertainments has passed.
Why should we object to an actor in society? We are glad to meet a
novelist or a gallant soldier, a man who has invented something that will ben
efit the human race. They are far more interesting people than those whose
only claim to distinction is a vast inherited wealth.
? What the Sun Does to Us ?
Ey Dr. JSusiin O'Malley.
VERYTHING proves that the white man degenerates in the
tropics and sub-tropics. Now, the cause is to be found in
the ultra-spectral rays of sunlight. These rays injure or
destroy the animal cells the body cells unless these are
These ultra-spectral rays of the sunlight are the same
as X-rays, Becquerelle's rays, Charpentier and Blondlot's
rays, or the rays from radium, actinium and polonium. All
these latter rays will burn a man's body very severely if
fce is not protected against them by leather or lead. The first man to apply
X-rays to surgery in England was burned so badly that he has already lost
one arm will probablylose the other acd 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. But they are like the mills of the gods working slowly, but with
Man's natural protection against the ultra-spectral sun rays 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. But the man of the
north has not enough to permit him to withstand the sun in the tropics and
the subtropics, so tbe rays enter through his skin, injure the nervous cells and
f The Argument Against
I Federal Regulation
Ey Ex Attorney General Harmon
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 still to have that line respected when politics
unfortunately becomes involved with questions relating to business, and
public feeling is aroused. A great many things are none the less home
affairs because they may be or become remotely related to commerce
among the states, the regulation of which is granted exclusively to Con
gress. If the Federal authority should be extended over all these the
ttatcs would soon become mere regions. The pretext for such extension of
power is that railroads, telegraphs, etc., have brought about the commercial
unity cf 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 constructior
Senatorial Praise of
Ey Senator Chauncey M. Depetv,
V of New York.
T is difficult to estimate the value of the automobile wagon
for delivering goods in great cities ahd their suburbs. Store
keepers have felt it in the enlargement of their business
and t- eduction cf cost. Working men and women have
felt it in ircrease of employment and the consumer in
cheaper goods and quicker delivery. The rural delivery
earner extenus ms area ana more outlying nomes are
brought within reach of this beneficent adjunct to the post-
office. The motor cab enables the woman shopper and the
man of business to cover just about three times. the amount of territory in
comfort that was formerly accomplished with effort and fatigue. On the
health side. I know from experience that the ozone which Is driven into tho
lungs by riding in an open car at a fair speed is a specific cure for insomania
and Erevous troubles. Sanity and level headedness, together with healthy
living, Lave com to these who have found it possible to live in the country
and raster to the4r buciness places in the city and return to their homes. To
the A.miicr,ri tourist cn the Continent and in the British Isles the automobile
lias given an Intimate knowledge of the civilization, habits, and condition of
the people, of tke art treasure in wayside village churches, of history and
venery nover possible before, except to the foot traveler.
New York City. Fancy
greatly in vogue at this tlrr
to be noted made from a
e and are
variety of materials. All over lace
Is a favorite, pongee is much In
vogue, linen will be extensively worn
L'se of Fringe.
A Trincess frock in mole-colored
satin charmeuse is draped simply
across the figure to one side and
caught with a heavy, knotted, seven
Inch fringe forming a trimming on
the right side. On the other is a love
ly silken embroidery made of various
neutral shades' from faintest Wedg
wood blue to the palest note of Ber
gundy and yellow. These all seem
to harmonize with the shade of tho
frock, and compose a most gloriou3
Simple little frocks made with
straight full skirts are among the
most practical and the most desirable
of the warm weather season. This
one is pretty and attractive and can
be made from almost any really child
ish material, the Hnen3, batistes,
dimities and the like of the present
season and also challis, cashmere and
similar light weight wools. In the
illustration, however, dotted batiste
is trimmed with embroidery.
The dress is made with the waist
and the skirt. The waist can be lined
or unlined as material renders desir
able and can be made with the yoke
as illustrated or with the neck cut
out on the square outline as liked.
The skirt is straight and simply gath
ered at its upper edge.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size (ten years) Is
four and five-eighth yards, three and
three-quarter yards thirty-two or
three yards forty-four Inches wide,
one-half yard eighteen inches wide
throughout the summer, and black
silk and black satin are both smart
and useful. Thi3 model is chic and
jaunty while it includes seams to the
shoulders, which mean simple and
easy fit. It can be made with the
sleeves as illustrated or sleeveless as
liked; and the sleeveless coat will be
much worn throughout the warm
weather. It is pretty, it is greatly in
vogue, while for the thres-piece cos
tume it makes an exceedingly grace
ful adjunct to the toilette. In this
instance lace or silk braid is arranged
over a thin silk lining and is finished
with plain silk braid with looped
The coat is made with the fronts
ard side-fronts, backs and side-backs,
and with straight sleeves which are
gathered and Inserted in the arm
holes. If the sleeveless effect is de
sired these last can be omitted and
the armholes cut out on indicated
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is four and one
half yards eighteen or twenty-one,
three and one-half yards twenty
seven or two yards forty-four inches
wide, one yard of fancy banding for
the neck edge, four and one-quarter
yards of braid and of looped edging.
for the yoke, two and three-quarter
yards of banding two inches wide for
the skirt, one and three-quarter yards
Not a Wrinkle Permitted.
It is imperative that the drop skirt
be fitted carefully to the figure, as
small hips are in style, and there
must be no extra fulness at the waist
line or a sign of a wrinkle over the
Collars and Cuffs.
Lace and embroidered collar and
cuff sets are very much in vogue. The
round lace y)kes with attached col
lars are of a dressy order, made of
Cluny and Irish lace. They are
shown with the half sleeves to match.
The Startling Hats.
Hats are almost startling in their
color propensities. They are very
tall and they are trimni3d in ways
that make them seem still taller.
one and one-quarter inches wide for
the belt and cuffs.
Soutache on Net.
If there is a net yoke or guimpe to
the foulard frock trimmed with sou
tache, apply some of the soutache on
to the net as well. This bring3 the
color cf the silk over on to the net in
an effective way.
The cotton voiles strike one very
forcibly this saason, not because
they are new, but because they are so
plentiful nnd ia such IoveLv colors.
Vv TciiAAx mV''
While at Sydney, Cape Breton, Commander Peary eaid that he ex
pected to return from his present expedition in September or October of
next year. He did not wish to make any boast regarding tho discovery of
the North Pole until after his return. His former experiences had sug
gested a few modifications of his plans for the present trip in the Roosevelt.
Where Paul Once Preached.
This old Jewish synagogue, built in
the first century before Christ, still
stands in ancient Iconium, in Asia
Minor. About the tenth century A.
D. it became a Greek church, and the
Greeks added the square wooden tow
er which sumounts it. At present the
Jewish Synagogue at Iconium.
Duilding is too old to be used, except
is a clock tower. It can be seen from
ill parts of the city.
The chief Interest in the old syna
gogue is that, according to local tra
lition, in the early days of the Chris
.ian Church Paul and Barnabas
)reached in it. They had been driven
out of Antioch and reached Iconium
footsore and weary. We read in Acts
14:1 that they both went into the
synagogue and preached, and that
many believed their teaching. At
last, however, they were forced to
leave Iconium. In his Epistle to
Timothy (II. Tim. 3:11) Paul refers
to his persecutions there.
Travelers in Asia Minor should not
fail to visit this venerable building.
Bessie D. Palmer, in the Christian
Reading in Bed.
Reading in bed, like most luxuries,
can be overdone, in fact, there seems
to be only one excuse for this fascinat
ing way of ending the day. Certain
people find that their worries accumu
late in their brains after bedtime;
their nerves are at high tension and
their minds are actively at work try
ing to solve problems that should
have been left behind in the city.
Going to bed with the brain In such,
a state means that with nothing to
distract the thoughts, hearing noth
ing and seeing nothing in the dark
ness, imagination has full sway, and
hours of wakefulness may be the re
sult. Such a man, we think, will
find half an hour's reading in bed a.
With careful attention paid to the
quality and position of the light so
that without flickering, it shine3 over
the shoulder and directly on to the
page, the much maligned habit of
reading in bed has sometimes a very
beneficial effect on a tired and over
worked brain. Family Doctor.
Improved Fire Escape.
An improvement in fire escapes,
one which will keep cool during ex
posure to the heat of a burning struc
ture, is shown In the illustration be
low, the invention of a New York
man. One feature is the construction
of the rung-ladder, which is in the
shape of a "V," In tho point pf which
one end of the rung is secured. The
supporting chains are attachdlto the-
yv i t il . - JttiJl, su
enas. UDViousiy me rungsf oi uus
fire escape will not come id' contact
with the hot wall of the burning
building, assuring safety of descent
He Helped Her.
Count Tolstoi was once recuperat
ing from a sickness by resting in the
Crimea. A party of rich Americans
arrived in a yacht and asked per
mission to see the great Russian.
Tolstoi sat upon his balcony "like
a Buddhist idol," as he said, and the
Americans filed silently and slowly i
before him. They had promised not '
to speak a word a glimpse was all
they wanted. One woman, however, j
rerusea to De Douna oy tne contract.
"Leo Tolstoi," she exclaimed, "all
your writings havo had a profound
influence upon my life, but the one
which has taught me the most is
your " Here she awkwardly for
got the name of the work. The sick
author leaned over the rail of the
balcony and whispered, with a smile:
"The Dead Souls?"
"Yes, yes," she replied.
"That book," said Tolstoi, "was
written by Gogol, not by me."
New England Grocer.
of persons to the ground. The lower
arm of the rung-holder is pointed,
which forces it Into the wall under
the weight of those on the ladder,
affording a firm footing and prevent
ing the ladder from swinging.
The May statement of the London
Board of Trade shows, decreases of
$41,722,000 in imports and $29,278
500 in exports.
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