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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1905)
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ARRIELLR D'ANPREE, who lives with her
I cousin In the Rua da Trinidad. In Lisbon, and
U I who in a darning girl at the Theatro de Sao
I Carlo, in orrfy 1 years old, and hag had 2.fl
proposals of mo rr Inge. She la not an heiress,
f iit she ha be-n doeUrel by a committee of
nYtlt arid sculptors to be the most beautiful
girl In Europe. Her picture, recently printed
as an art souvonlr In L'illustraclone at Lisbon, was thus car
ried to nit par; of Kiirope. to the I'nlled States, and to the
larger cities of South America. especially to Brazil.
It req llred considerable courage t artlMs and sculptors,
Kh'fflc success In Europe depends so much upon royal favor,
to declare that Gahrlelle d'Andree Is the most beautiful young
woman In Europe In the first plaoe Queen Amelia of Por
tugal has for several ywirs been regarded as the Handsomest
woman In Europe. The queen la beyond question beautiful,
bl't tho artists, true to real art. Were compelled to admit
that the dancing girl of the Theatro do Sop Carlo was even
more beautiful than the queen.
Beauty May Cost Her Position.
If Gnbrielle's vanity la satisfied by the artists' Vfrdlct
her sutlpfuctlon Is likely to be short lived. The! verdict has
created so great a Mentation in Lisbon that tha Theatro da
Sao Carlos has been crowiVd to the danger limit nightly by
curious society, eagor to catch a glimpse of the face artists
rave over ami of the figure thmt has so delighted the sculp
tors, t'shors have been kept busy carrying huge bouquets
of roes to the footlights and the stage manager and his staff
Of doorkeeiers have been suit their wits' ends to keep
Intruders from the stage between the acts, Oabrlelle's fame
as a beauty, therefore, may coxt her her position at the The
atro de Sao Carlos. f'ir already there are angry murmura from
Influential ci'iirt circles over the attentions showered upon
a mere dancing girl.
Hut even If Gahrlelle d'Andree lopes her place as the
leader of the ballet she Is not likely to lose frlonds, for al
ready she has had more than li.""i proposals of marriage
and mure are arriving by every steamer.
Wooed by Men of Many Nations.
Several wealthy coffee planters from Mexico and Brazil
have crowed the oceun to make rsonrfl offers of marriage to
the beautiful girl. Minn hers of the nobility of several Euro
pean countries have laid regular siege to her heart. One
Russian prince has a suite of gorgeously decorated apart
ments at the Hotel de l'Kuropo, In the Rua do Carmo. He
drives to the Theatro de Eao Carlos every evening In a car
riage as glittering us the ptate couch from King Carlos' sta
bles, and his attentions to Gahrlelle d'Andree are so marked
they excite general comment.
Then there are several grandees from Spain who have
traveled to Lisbon especially to win the hand if not the heart
o the pretty dancing girl, and If glances of burning hatred
could slay, the Hotel Bragnnca, In the Rua Victor Cordon,
where most of the grandees stay, would have been converted
into a shamble weeks ttgo. v
Then there are French noblemen of doubtful antecedents
adventurers without a sou who live In humble lodgings dur
ing the day, but who fill the Restaurant Leao d'Ouro In the
evening, drink chenn, wine, and pose as men of society and
wealth. They are all eager to win Gabrielle d'Andree for
the fortune she could make for them.
There nre several English "younger sona," one or two
stolid German counts, and a host of riffraff "nobility" from
Monaco and the Uttle states of Europe. '
Suitors .Make Her Life a Burden.
Theae suitors frcrni every land have made life a burden
to Gabrielle d'Andree, They haunt her footsteps, call at
her cousin's home, glare at each other over the tables In
the cafes, and fill all LlHbon with the conglomerate pro
fanity of Ruswlan, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Nea
politan, and Mexican onths. Gabrielle has been compelled
to hide herself in different paVts of the city, to leave the
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Theatro de Sao Carlos In different disguises every night after
the opera, and to adopt strange and weird expedients to
shake off the attentions of her admirers.
Then there are proposals by letter. These she doea not
mind so much, for she can read them, laugh at thera, and
throw them away. Bo far sha has received more than l,Hou
proposals by malL Almost every stamp known to the Inter
national postal union Is Included In her morning's mall.
Many of the letters contain checks for money. These
brielle returns. Others contain diamonds. These she k,eP'
By far the largest proiHMilon of her mall proposaw com
ing from abroad bear Brazilian postmarks, although thM
are many from Santiago de Chile, Buenos Ayres, and Monte
video. The Brazilians, however, are. Portuguese an'- they
naturally seek their brlden In Lisbon, for to them P rtugal
Is homo. Most of the Brazilian wooers are coffee p' inters,
men of great wealth, who are compelled to live half t each
year on their plantations far In the lnterkr of thvi' South
Amnrican republic. They offer Gubrhllc everything money
can buy diamonds, of course a home In Paris or Lisbon, of
course but there is always tho insistence that Gabrielle
mutt live at least a part of each year In Brazil.
It happens that Gabrielle la a sensible flrl and so far
her head has not been turned by the favors fortune Is show-,
iring Into her lap. She declares she will not accept one of
the 2,'KHl and more proposals of marriage. She declares she .
does not want diamonds and a palace. She loves her profes
sion for Its own sake and declares she will be true to It until
tho right man comes nlong with power to touch her heart. .
Then, she says, she will marry him even If he Is a sausage
maker or a poet.
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NE frosty day last month King Edward was
sitting by tho bedside of Mrs. Arthur Paget.
Mrs. Paget lay 111 of a broken hip, tWQ frac
tured knee caps, a broken arm, and Internal
xA Injuries. Nevertheless with American pluck
she was propped up In bed acting the part
" I have been thinking these long days,"
said she, "of the hospitals and the good work they do. And
I have been wishing we could do something for the suffer
" There Is the hospital fund," said his mnjesty.
"We ought," said Mrs. Paget, "to hold a beauty tour
nament for the benefit of the fund. We might call It a great
" Capital," said the king.
" And we would need a queen of beauty."
"Quite so, Mrs. Paget, und whom would you select?"
" I would select the duchiss of Sutherland as being a
typical English woman and a great beauty."
" An Idea worthy your clever brain," agreed the king.
And after an hour's chut, during which the details of the
plan were worked out. the king departed. And such was
the beginning of the great medieval tournament, which Is to
be held In London next June, and for which rich Americans
are now buying seuts at f 150 euch.
What the Queen Must Be.
The duchess of Sutherlund will probably be its queen,
unless another and more perfectly equipped beauty arises
between now and that time. If another is chosen there la
to be no 111 feeling on either side, for all will agree that the
" quuen " must hava certain charaoteruttloa.
' Mh must be English born and English bred.
She must be a typical English woman.
he must be a great beauty.
And she must be popular.
Who will combine all these trails and will combine them
In the most perfect wayT Such is tho question which English
woman are asking themselves and arh other. Thus far ail
lay the laurel upon the head of the duchess of Sutherland.
Whoever la chosen, she will bo lovely, for the English
woniun has certain points of beauty which are her own and
wlili-'h are not shared by mutiy other women In the universe.
While not of classic beauty, she Is yet a wonderfully hand
some woman nnd with a beauty that Is particularly her own.
TI.e English woman excels in complexion. Her skin Is
perfectly smooth and clear.
The English woman Is ahead of all others In color. Not
even the rosy cheeked Irish girl Is the equal of the English
woman In the matter of ruddy cheeks. She has the com
pluxlon of a child at play, high and beautiful.
Their Nine Beauty Features.
English women are noted for no less than nine distinctive
beauty features, which begin with a good complexion.
The English complexion la perfectly clear, without pim
ples or blemishes.
The EitglUh skin is cream and white, never gray or dulL
. The English eyes are sparkling; there la something ab
solutely lustrous about them. They have the look that lies
t In a child's eyes when It lias Just awakened from Bleep.
The English lips are red. They may not be as beautifully
formed as the Hps of a Frenchwoman. But they are of
The English mouth looks like a cherry. The tongue Is
red, the interior has that peculiar glow which is the glow of
health, but which no sickly woman ever has.
I The English teeth are hard and white. English dentists
make little money compared to American dentists. They do
not have as many fillings nor do they have one-half the an
nual amount of patching. English dentistry Is called crude.
But it la not crude. The fact is that the English dentist doea
not require the finished art of the American dentist. The
English woman has teeth that seem built to do the work of
masticating her food, while the teeth of the American worn
an are frail and brittle.
The English skin is hard, and fine, and Arm. It la not of
the flabby description. And the pores are finer.
In addition to these things the English woman has a
vigor of her own, a pertain dash which is characteristic of
ber. She enjoys long walks and ahe goes out, rain or shine.
Secret of Her Vitality.
"What is the secret of the English woman's wonderful
Vitality?" asked some one of a traveling Englishman.
" The secret," said he, " lies In your own homes. The
English woman would never In the world think of sleeping
In the atmosphere in which you Americans live. She sleeps
in a room that is almost down to freezing. She bathes in
cold water and she sits in a cool apartment during the day.
Then she walks out a great deal.
" The English woman," said he, " while beautifully
dressed, is ltss fond of dress than an American woman, and
the result la not difficult to behold. She has more time to
put upon herself. While the American woman is doing fancy
work the English woman is out seeing the sights.
"I noticed," said he, "In a walk through your parks
that your women seldom or never take the air in this man
ner. When the American woman goes out she goes to shop.
She hurries from one hot store to another, and when she
gets home she haa a shopping headache.
American Women Walk Little.
" In three months in New Yprk I never once saw an
American woman out for a walk, much less did I ever Bee
one enjoying the air of the public parks. They are always
in a bustle, always in a hurry, always have they got some
thing important to do. There Is no time to get the air.
" NoW the English woman does not work In this way.
She looks after her own chHdren and frequently takes them
to school. Then she does her own marketing. An American
woman will spend money on telephone messages calling up
the butcher, tha baker, and the candlestick maker, giving
her orders for the day.
" The English woman, on the other hand, will get out and
do her own marketing. She will order her meats and her gro
ceries and will go from greengrocer to greengrocer select
ing what s to be raten during the day.
"And the result Is obvious. She gets the air and she
gets exercise. She gets occupation, and she gets many other
things which she needed -namely : food for her brain, as
well aa something for her body to do.
"The English woman," continued this observant English
man, " never worries She never wakes up In the night and
says to herself, 'I must do this and I must do that.' She
never occupies the long watches toward morning In perplex
ing problems concerning tha ways and means of accomplish
ing this and that She doea the best she can every day and
lets the feat go.
"And there is another thing about the English woman.
She never gets nervous. The American woman is apt to
spend more money than she can afford, and the thought of
her extravagance makes her nervous and worried. She la not
free and easy In her mind. Her face begins to pucker and
she Is old before her lime.
" The English woman of BO has bright and red cheeks
and a clear eye. She may be full in figure, but her cheeka
are plump and she Is not wrinkled nor haggard. Her eyes are
" The English woman preserves to the last her clear
Blghtedneas and her cheerfulness. In old age Mrs. Gladstone'
waa as clear, aa tranquil, as full of life, and as placid In
manner as when In her early prime. The American woman at
80 Is a wreck. Few women ever live to be as old aa 80 In
America, and when they do, It la distressing to behold their
feebleness. They are shaking, uncertain, trembling In body
and In voice, and thoroughly unnerved; 'I have lived my
life," they plainly say, both in words and In manner. And
certainly in looks.
"The English woman takes her best meal at an hour
when ahe la best able to digest It. She makes a hearty meal
at noon. But at night she eats nothing nor until next morn
ing. To be sure, she has her cup of tea, and plenty of bread
and butter at 5 o'clock, and frequent cups of tea in between
times. But she makes no hearty meal after the middle of the
What English Women Eat.
" It Is said that the English woman lives on roast beef.
True, ahe eats it one meal a day. But aa an actual fact her
main living Is hot breads, vegetables, and tea. She Is as fond
oi potatoes aa her cousin, the Irish woman, and as fond of
rye bread as her relative, the Scottish woman. She eats pota
toes cooked properly, and rye bread and hot biscuit, and
crackers heated In the oven. And she takes fried oat cakes
and all sorts of dishes of that kind, while her hearty meal
consists of roast beef and roast beef gravy, greens, and
" It la seldom that the English woman Indulges in high
living. She eats little and Is hungry for her food."
" I wish I knew what It Is to feel hungry." chatted an
.American woman In London to her next door neighbor. "I
don't think I have been really hungry for five years."
" Why don't you go without a meal?" said the English
woman. " I was not hungry this noon, so I took only a cup
of tea. By night I shall be hungry. I wait until I am so
hungry that I can eat bread and butter and a potato. That
is the way to enjoy your food."
The English woman will make a meal off cold potatoes
sliced upon a platter and sprinkled with pepper and salt
Perhaps she will pour a little melted butter over them. Put
ahe will drink tea, eat waffles, and partake of home made
marmalade. Her foods are not quite as filling, not quite as
fattening, not quite as bad upon the complexion as the Amer
ican pickles, strong coffee, sausage and wheat cakea combina
tion. But It le her outdoor life that Is her great salvation. She
goes out of doors a great deal and remains a long time. She
lives In the open. Her bouse is her home and she makes It
homelike, but she has a way of surrpundlng herself with a
tiny bit of yard, a courtyard perhaps no bigger than a pocket-
handkerchief, yet from which she can draw her aupply of
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The Secret of
After several months of hard
Study a committee of doctors, ap
pointed to study the clear English
skin, pronounced upon it thus, giv
ing for Its causes a variety of
First The habit of tea drinking.
Tea, if not too strong, warms the
stomach, flushes the system, and
aids digestion and circulation.
SecondThe diet, which is sim
ple and easily digested.
Thlrd-The habit of living in tha
Fourth The fashion of wearing
large shoes and generally looae
These things promote the health
and furnish the material for the
clear skin for which the English
woman la noted.
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