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Washington Preacher Fears Women Are Becoming- Ama
zons and Will Cease to Charm Men.
Dorothy Dix Says:
Don't Worry; Women Can Attain No State of Evolution
Where They Will Cease to Attract Men.
By DOROTHY DIX.
A Washington preacher is greatly con
cerned over the future of the American
woman, because he thinks that sho is
to become a dusky Amazon, who will
have no charms for man. Ho says'
insist on playing
riding, ( walking
Thcso things aro
giving them un
undue physical de
aro going to have
chests that will
stand out. ljkn a
and their necks
Mill no longer be
graceful and pretty,
but thick and full
of hard muscles.
They will be
hut whero will their tender, womanly
grace be? They will bo robbed of tho
soft fcmlnlno beauty that appeals to
Cheer up, brother. There's no use in
worrying over women attaining any stato
of evolution In which they will not at
tract men, for whatever they are. men
will like them that way. "Whether women
mako themselves over to conform to the
tastes of men, or whether men's tastes,
aro so catholic and Accommodating that
they embrace anything feminine. Is as
Insoluble a conundrum as which cams
first, the egg or the hen.
The fact remains, however, that no
matter how much women have varied
In different countries, ages and condi
tions, that the men of those different
countries, ages and conditions thought
the ladles Just exactly right, and were
suited by the.n to a T. For 'Instance, In
the Orient where tho women run to fat.
i feather bed figure Is the ideal feminine
pulchritude and the plumper the lady
the more she Is admired. In our country,
on the contrary, the telephone post Is
the accepted standard of beauty In
womanly archltectlre, and our men vfn
with each other in showering attentions
upon the maiden's who bear the closest
resemblance to the living skeleton.
Therefore, the preacher who fears
that women- will cease to be attractlvo
to men it they acquire thick necks and
'the general physique of longshoremen,
need borrow no trouble from the future.
Women will not become that type of
female unless they know beforehand
that men will admire them, and if they
do become it men will laud that as the
It will also be comforting to the par
son to reflect that men's taste in women
has changed as much as the women
themselves, and that the man of today
would no moro marry a girl who was
Just like hl grandmother than ho would
wear his grandfather's
For instance, in the Lydia Languish
days it wan considered the proper thing
for ft girl to be very delicate and fragile
and for her to swoon away whenever
anvthlne unexpected happened. Invalid-
Santa Claus a Myth to This Child
Old-Fashioned Mother Has Latter Day Ideas
Ism was an elegant accomplishment,
and all the old novels have moving
chapters in which the hero Is described
as sitting by tho heroine's couch and
holding her wasted hand In his, while he
urged her to marry him, and told her
how he would nlwnys be her devoted
Cun you Imagine a man of today fall
ing In love with that kind of a woman?
You cannot. Nobody can. The girl that
attracts him U not the feeble creature
who has to lean on j-oniebody'a arm In
order to walk a quarter of a mile. It
is the athlete maiden who can trarnp
across country half a day and be fresh
as a daisy at the ciid, or who can take
her oar In a boat, or beat him out h(
Nor would a swoon, however-j artis
tically pulled off, make a hit with a
modern young man. "Weak hearU high
priced specialists; different climate 'and
altitude not for muh!" Is tho way he
would diagnose the case to himself and
render his verdict. Still less would the
Invalid appeal' to him. for he would not
let himself In for a lifetime of nursing
a .sickly and fretful wife and paying doc
tor's bills if ho knew It.
Ir. Yither.days It was iteemcd grosi
for a woman to admit to having such ft
thing as an appetite concealed about her
person, and It was thought that it would
shatter a man's romantic Ideal of her
if he saw her partake of a square meal.
I know of one authetlcated case or a
lady who carried this theory so far that.
desiring to always be a poetic ngure in
her husband's mind, she never permitted
him to see her eat ft single time during
the forty years of their marriage. Tradi
tion says that the husband rewardeel
this heroic self-sacrifice, as he should,
by always remaining the perfect lover.
But fancy a man now with a wire wno
wouldn't eat with him! Why, he'd call
in the alienists to examine her mind bo-
fore tho day was over. Nor would any
young man nowadays Irresistibly drawn
to a girl who didn't take the proper In
terest In food and good cooking. HeV,
surmise that she would be a little short
in the housekeeping line.
Men'a ideals as to what Is attractlvo
In a woman mentally liavo changed Just
as much, as their Ideas as to what was
physically attractive In women. The
chief argument, that used to be advanced
against educating girls was that no man
would want to marry a young woman
who knew as much as ,he did. Ignorance
was thought to" bo the .most potent
feminine charm, and the bigger goose a
girl acted thp better thance she had to
get a husband.
Today tho silly fool doesn't charm man.
Bho bores him stiff. Men want their
sweethearts and their wives to be com
panions, able to understand the things
the- are Interested in, to discuss Intelli
gently the big books and problems of the
Tho tenth is that men change, and
women change with them, or women
change and men change with them, and
each sex meets the demands that the
other makes upon It. However, nobody
reed lose any sfecp over fearing that if
women ever get to be big and strong,
and huskf they will cease to attract men.
According to the legends that have come
down to us from the past, ?ven the
Amazons weren t all old maids.
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Ity ADA IUTTKRSOX.
George Washington's great-great-grandnlcco
'argued with soft-toned con
viction as an old-fashioned mother for the
old-fashioned bringing up of daughtevs.
Yet, despite her claim that she wns es
sentially an old-tashloned mother, there
developed seveial new strong notes in
the plan for the education of Mary
Washington Moroslnl, tenth of tho name ,
of Mary Washington, for she was named
after the mother of the Father of His
"I have never allowed my llttlo girl
to believe In Santa Claus," said the .
tall, slender blonde, whose portrait M I
In tho late Poler Marie's collection of j
minlatuics of the greatest American i-
"Because I want my little daughter to
have absolute confidence In me. I want
her to know that I have never deceived
ler. .and UieaOta- Claustalo'l r myth,
nothing more of less.'-
The woman who Itlehard Hall, the
artist, said was the most beautiful
woman In America, excepting possibly
Mrrf. Ava Willing Astor. Is positive with
out agression. Pho is simply, gently
sure of herself and Jier opinions, the.
reason being -apparent In her next sen- l
"Most- persons are gujdert by what
they want to do. I teach my little
girl, as I have trained myself, to ask
herself two questions about everything
If she wants to know a little clrl who .
Is. a bit rude nnd n dubious friend and
playfellow I say. 'Well, settle It your- j
self. Do you want to know her?" Gen-
orally the answer Is a most unmlstable 1
'yes. mamma,' for shV, like most of us.
has the cburage of her wishes, Then I
say, 'Do you think it is the n8t tMln to
do?' That's h rather comprehensive ques
tion, when you think it over. Ii It 'ht'
means what Is right, and what is wise.
When I tell Mary to ask herself that
question she knows that she Is to go
away by herself and think It over. When
she comes back to me her answer Is al
ways what I should like It to be. Sho
has not be,cn governed wholly by her
heart. She has allowed her brain to
speak. In other words heart and brain
have gone Into executive session. Onpo
that executive session has been achlovd
- - . I -1 TTT I. ... I Ml.
mosc persons aei. wiac. yiicu m; i.n.w
girl seeks to fchlft the responsibility of a
decision on me my first thought is al
ways to decide for her. but wanting her
to grow up strong and self-reliant and
well poised, I refrain. Sometimes I go
into executive session with her by talkim?
It over, helping her to understand what
feeling that Is. heart and what reason
The two questions. 'What do yoi(
want to do?' and 'Is it best?' will solvo
most of the problems of children of any
"I have already let Mary Washington
know that sh will some time marry, and
that she should prepare herself to be a
good wife. While she never hears anv
arbitrary 'Don'ts I have talked , with
her about marriage, and have said: 'When
the time to choose a husband comes '
mother wishes from the bottom of her
heart that you will marry a gentleman j
and n. man who has raised himself, or is ;
rmahic f rnlslno: htnrelf in a nlie of
honpr. Mother would be grieved if you
married for money.' She listen" with
such profound attention, and she la sue')
a devoted little daughter that I haven't
the slightest fear that she will evr
make a mad or foolish marriage.
"I am endeavoring to set her the boH
possible example. If T am hurried and
want to leave the contents of my bureau
drawern tossed about, T remember thn
bright, soft eyea that follow every move,
ment of mine, and which nothing es
cape, and I keep them in absolute order,
The result Is that her wardrobe Is per.
fetly arranged, and by herself. When I
held her In my arms and was dreaming
about her future, as young mothers do, J
had an inspiration. 'Be a copybook to
your daughter,' I said to myself. 'It Is
easy and yet hard, Be yourself every
thing that you want your daughter to be
"Though she is now It T have always
dressed her In white. I thought that be
ing used to this color would accustom
her to piblta of neatness, and I like the
symbolism of white for children. I think
it turns their thoughts to the best and
most beautiful thing of life as n6 vivid
colors ever do.
"Being anxious that she should grow
up with refined tastes and good diction.
I am her chief associate- I never turn
Visibility of Color to Human Eye
Depends on Rapidity of Vibration
This Explains Why Red and Yollow Lights on Trains May
Bo Seen at a Greater Distance Than Green or Blue.
MARY WASIUNGTON MOBOSINI AND BABY.
Although the mother of the tenth Mary In lineal descent from George Wash
ington's mother declares that she is esucntlally n old-fashione.d parent, she In
troduces several new notes In the child rearing propaganda. Chief among these Is
tho dispelling of the Santa Claus illusion, because, as Mrs. Moroslnl puts It, "1
do not want her to learn in later years that I have deceived her."
her over to any proxy mothers. Her gov-and I can seo that she applies that nteas.
ernesscs are her teachers, but I am her
companion. I never leave her with serv
ants for a day and go for an outing ni'
self. She Joins me on my shopping ex
cursions, and I enjoy any outing more
because she Is with me. I never send
her to the kitchen, as T have beard moth
ers say, to get rid of hor or to give my
self a rest. I don't want her to learn any
careless habits of speech.
"She speaks French, Italian and 3pa.i
ish, besides Engllshand she has a strong
contralto voice, which we are crtltlvatlng.
When person say, 'Do you Intend to let
her go Into opera.? I have always ono
answer, 'No.' If her voice can help char
ity by singing at benefit, veiy well; but
I hope it will be heard nowhere except
there and In her home.
'When she talks of pretty clothe, I
place before her Shakespeare's advice, a
little red-bound volume with the passage
beginning: 'Costly thy habit aa thy purse
can bear, neat but not guady-marlted.'
tiring rod of taste to every costume she
i-ees. We have talked about dress, she
and I, and concluded that good taste,
reasonable economy and suiting one's per-
sonallty, should be the governing rules
for dressing well.
"I don't bellevo my little daughter will
become a suffragette, at least not a mill
tant, because a daughter is liable to be
come what her mother Is,
"Nor will sho ever become a money
worshipper. The only aristocracy Is that
Of the mind. Already I can see her mind
reaching toward tnat truth."
"Mary Washington, tenth," is the only
grandchild of the late millionaire banker,
Giovanni Moroslnl, who came to this
country as one of the band of ragged
patriots who followed their red-shlrted
leader. Garibaldi, from Italy. In her
blood flows the patriotism of two conn
l.ies, and that Its course shall be guided
by a gentle heart and a well-polsed mind
Is her beautiful mother's life aim.
Advice to the Lovelorn
Ujr BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Ity CMKRKTT V. HK.RV18S.
An observant friend of mine has been
noticing the lights displayed by ap
proaching tia'ns on tho elevated rail
road, and he has remarked that tho red
and yellow aro visible sooner, or ut a
than tho green or
blue, although tho
Intensity of the Il
tho various colored
glasses Is tho snme.
touches upon some
tho visibility of
tutors to the hu-
Inhn eye. Light.
iiko round, is a
Ibratlon, and colore, llko tone, depend
upon the wave lengths, or the rapidity
of the vibrations. The slowest vibrations
of sound that are audlbln to tho human
ear occur at tho rate of sixteen to the
second; the slowest 'Ibratlons of light
that are visible to tho human eye occur
at the rate of about 428.00,000 per second,
nnd they sjiow tho color red. N
The most rapid vibrations of sound
that our cars can detect have a rate of
3S.OW per second; the most rapid vibra
tions of light that our ewes can per-
clve have a rate of 731 million million
per second, and the color that they
present In violet.
The vibration of sound occur In the
nlr, or In solid or liquid bodies; those of
light occur in what scientific men have
named the ether, which Is a suppoBltltous
medium pervading al space, nnd which
according to somo authorities. Is 1.0))
million million times less dense than air.
although the .phenomena of light would
seem to Indicate that the elasticity of the
ether resembles that which would he
possessed by nn absolutely Incomprc.
slblo solid! The ether is too mysterious
a thing to be discussed hero, but there
is no doubt that it does convey the vibra
tions that produce light.
There is no doubt, too, that there mlsht
be eyes, differently constructed from
ours, which could perceive vibrations
both slower anil swifter than those whlrh
affect us Just- as there may b ears
(among Insects, for Instance), which per
celvo sounds that are too shrill for our
organs of liesrlng. There qrn vibrations
of the ether, too rapid to affect tho eye.
which are perceived nnd recorded on
photographic plate. We may suppose
that there are insects, or other beings,
that can actually see these ultra-vlolst
light waves, ruj they aro called, but it Is
Impossible to Imagine what color they
prrsent. It may bo something far mjr
cxqulrito than any color that we ovtr
To return to tho colored lights on th-1
elevated railroad trains, wo may -murk
that thu red mid yellow rnys con
sist of comparatively long ether wavei,
vibrating relatively slowly, nnd thero
long, slow wavcH seem to possess mote
penetrating poiver than the shorter, and
swifter waves that cause tho sensatioi
of green, blue, or violet. If a white llctii
shlneu through a fog It assumes a red
dish color, becnuse tho short wavils thai
It contains are Intercepted, whlta th
longer, and, In a scpsc, stronger red rays
get through and show themselves.
This Is the reason why the un when
at tho point of setting appears of nn
orange, or reddish, color. "When It I"
overhead its light has to traverse n
thickness of atmosphere and vapon
about thirty times less than that which 11
must traverse at sunset; tho consequent
Is that the sun at noon appears bllndlnglv
white, all the colors getting through more
or less compcltely and mingling together,
while at sunset tittle more than tho red
rays are ablo to penetrate the great
mass of Interposed nlr and vapors, and ru
the. sun looks' red and comparative!)
The bluenes of the sky Is due to th
fact that whlln the long red nnd yellou
rnys pass readily through tho atmos
phere, many of tho short blue and violet
rays ara scattered by the minute par
ticles of tho air, or the particles floating
In It. nnd from them aro reflected to out
eyes. Nenr sunset the sky turps orange,
or red, because then the bluo rays are
largely cut off lieforo they reach thw
layers of atmosphere directly over uh.
and tho water drops In the ptaudH. and
th vapors about thorn, reflect only th
oningu and red rays, thus giving their
t'jtio- to the sky.
!?oim;tlmes at sunset the whoto ntmos
phero resembles an Immense screen
Pllxmatlu colors, beginning, overhear,
with blue, then turning, green lowet
down, down, then still lower, ant flnalfy
ted near tho horizon. The one common
source of all this magnificent display ol
colors is the white light of the sun
whose waves, of various longths nnr
nrIoiis rapidities of vibration, are trans
mitted and reflected In varying degrees
by the atmosphere and tho vapors float
Ing in It.
If we lived upon a world revolvitu
rovind one of the red or blue suns which
hu know to exist In space, we should en
Jy no such spectacles, far there light
could bo of only one color, consisting of
one single wavo length, which could not
be dlvjdod, and everything about us
flowers, trees, grass would appear
either black or of the prevailing hue of
tho monochromatla (tingle-colored) sun
which lighted us.
ftrsprrt Hrr Mother's Wish.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am dearly In love
with a girl aged 18 year. But her mother
objected to us going together. We corres
pond, We would like to continue, an wt
have been acquainted for n good many
years, but we are afraid, a he mother
has strictly ordered her not to speak to
mp. H: Hi
As you arc only 16, youv love which has
lasted "for a good many year,",! still
too young to be reckoned with seriously
Go back to your work, or your studies
and forget the girl till you aro. older.
You can amount to something; Make up
your mind that you will. And then win
Al' Fair In Iuvr,
Dear Miss Fairfax: I had a girl friend
three years ago, but she- showed plainly
that she did pot bare for me then by re
ceiving attentions from a young man
seven year her senior. We parted in the
best friendly way. Now 1 hear she would
like to know how she can see me again.
Aa soon soon at i Jearntd this I tried,
to find her at her home, but tho family
must have moved from there. Would It
be proper for me to see If I can find
them through the city directory? I love
this girl very much. She has regretted
now what she has Oont. I know she likes
mo still, but she cannot'find me either,
' WM. K.
Don't confine ypup searah to the city
directory. Write to her relatives snd her
friends. When Cupid assumes the role of
Sherlock Holmes there is no mystery too
deep to pervttrate.
A HI nar GIvp the nttrbt.
Dear Mis Fairfax: Do you think It
proper for a young man to kiss his lady
friend when leaving hor In the evening
they having known each other for about
to years, and having kept steadv nm
panrfor about tight months, BTEMA. -
If the young man is as sincere and
serious a his attention Indicate and
wants to kiss thr glrj. an engagement
ring on her finger carries with it that
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