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Beauty Through Grace and Form
Hazel Dawn Advises Systematic Exercises
By JANE M'LEAV.
Miss llszel Dawn, the charming actress, has som
very decided views upon N-nuty and the like, and sli
la quite willing to exptcss thorn, too. "I have never
thought of any other kind of hesuty beyond that of
form," she said, smiling gayiy when questioned upo i
the subject, "and I don't think any girt Is rretty
either who ha no suppleness und vigor of body to
"The reason why one's figure counts so much is
because It Is through grace of form that we see
beauty in its most bewitching- representation health.
A healthy body is tho one true porsesxlon of a beauti
fied woman, for any clever woman can be merely
"Beauty of form, that Is, healthy beauty of fomi
! shown in a hundred different ways through the
figure. A girl should have plenty of exercise In ordr
to display her charms properly, Systematic exerci
is the best thing ever invented. If a girl exercises ut
the same tlmo every day It will benefit her Jut
twice as much as If she did exercising at odd mo
ments when it can he conveniently sandwiched in.
There is a kind of exercise for the development tf
every part of the body.
"Through exercise and exercise alone comes gra?e
c-f movement. It is exactly us though one were un
accustomed to doing a certain thing. If a girl is un
used to making a dress, no doubt tho concoction will
be a failure. If a girl is unusued to exercise, how
can she be graceful? There is very little difference
between the two, and surely no excuse for a girl wli.i
may gain physical loveliness through exercise to be
awkward and clumsy in her movements.
"I believe, too. In clothing tho form sumptuously.
A beautiful figure should be the model for splendid
materials and gorgeous colorings. Clothing helps to
bring one ease of movement and consciousness of
one's costuming is not at ail bad for charm of man
ner. Everything has a direct influence upon tho
mind anyway, and as the mind thinks so will the
"Be graceful and charming in your thoughts thor.
in order to have your healthy body reveal what yon
are thinking, but, above all. don't be afraid to start
at the beginning. Rome wasn't built in a day, and
you must gq about building your figure by a regular
systematic set of exercises. T-earn how to exen-i.-e
so as to put all your mind upon It and make it the
center of your thoughts while you are busy, und after
you have attained what you Bet out to possess, keep
the loveliness that Is yours by still more itrorotis
work and play.
"If you nre so situated that you cannot afford to
purchase expensive costumes, do not for an instant
imagine that you are prevented thereby from
making the most of your appearance. Beauty of
form depends, it Is true, something upon the inannn
In which you dress, but (simplicity always has a
recommendation of its own.
"It would be folly to say that the poor girl, or tho
girl in moderate circumstances, cunnot make Just as
much of her figure as the rich gnn.
"The girl, rich or poor, who has acquired the ait
of being graceful gives a constant reminder that the
body is the expression of a glowing health and what
is so prized as that?
"The old Greeks and Romans knew very well what
they were doing when they taught the importance of
exercise and the untrammelled use of the muscles."
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I An exquisite bit of color has Over a skirt of ulack velvet, aa i The thought flies to the old I
been developed hero by mounting here, drops a tunlo of yellow chlf-1 time bustle skirt on seeing this I
Ruffles, ruffles everywhere
from the cloth of sliver girdle al-
tuost to the bottom or the black
faille underdresa. Each ruffle of
the tulle is outlined in silver and
the old-fashioned little bodice la
scattered with silver flowers. A
collar of silver lace hares forth at
the back of the neck in a line with
the tulle rucbing of the little hat.
An exquisite bit of color has
been developed hero by mounting
a very full tunic of pale green taf
feta flowered in silver over an un
derskirt of white chiffon corded
In pink, and topping It with black
velvet bodice ruffled in pink tulle.
One modiste faces in black velvet
a corded green chiffon hat and
trims with pink rose.
Over a skirt of ulack velvet, as
here, drops a tunlo of yellow chif
fon outlined in black fox. The ef
feet of the .moyen-age is supplied
by the embroidered chiffon over
dress bung with strands of jet
beads, festooned over the wide
black velvet girdle. Black and
yellow popples trail over the left
shoulder, serving as a sleeve.
The thought flies to the old-
time bustle skirt on seeing this
dancing flock. Fashioned from
wine-colored Georgette crepe, it
is puffed and bunched into drap
eries reminiscent of the early
eighties. A facing of pink satin on
this black velvet hat wreathed in
pink roses throws a becoming glow
over the face.
Value of Moving Pictures in Prison '
A Great and Wonderful Field for Both Mental and Spiritual Education for Prison
ers Lies in the Moving Pictures Give Every Prison This Sort of Entertainment
What's Wrong with Women?
Petty Weaknesses Wich Every One of Sex Should Conquer
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
(Copyright, 1914, Star Company.)
Almost a decade ago a boy of 20 was
sentenced to a life term In a New Ens
In writing to him recently, a former
tioned moving plo.
The young man
replied with a let
ter full of curi
osity. "What did you
mean oy moving
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joke, or is
The prisoner's in
quiry opens u p
whole volumes of
desolation in the
history of prison life.
At first thought it seems incredible that
any man of 30 exists, living in this epoch,
who has never heard of the animated
screens which fill such a place in the
present day entertainment of human
beings in all parts of the world.
In the most remote places of earth the
moving picture Is known, and the Arabs
on the great Sahara desert, and the wild
men of Darkest Africa, and the Indian
f ths plains, all participate in Its mar
vels aa moving picture artists.
Tet here, in our civilised and progres
sive land, are hundreds of men, incar
cerated in prisons, receiving so-called
spiritual instruction every Sunday In the
chapel, who have never seen, and in
many cases, doubtless, like the one
quoted above, have never heard of the
Mr. Osborne, the new warden of Sing
Sing prison, is inaugurating a better sys
tem for the unfortunate men who have
been sentenced to live within four walls
and work for the state. He is demand
ing ii new order of prison, with farm
work and out-of-door life lor these men.
and the state of New York will no doubt
soon take the lead In the much needed
reform of our land. '
Now, let the moving picture entertain
ment, in the form of instructive and edu
cational reels, become a part of every
prison of America.
Incalculable good will be accomplished
if those who take the matter in charge
ure understanding, thought and sympathy
and discretion in planning entertainments
which will appeal to the best and highest
qualities in human nature.
Beautiful scenery, pictures of foreign
lands, plays where valor, self-control and
the moral attributes are made admirable,
pictures showing the cultivation and
growth of plants and trees, would all be
uplifting and helpful to the men who are
paying the penalty for breaking the law. 1
The picture business now covers such i
an enormous field that it would be a '
simple matter to select or arrange the
"I don't like your sex," said a very
fine man to me the other day. "There
are a great many splendid worth-while
right kind of display for prison enter- i wemen in the world, but you must con
tainment. fos that you always hear them described
One evening every week devoted to' 'unusual.' But for .the most part
such plays would have greater in-. ,f?u' va ofelrtllonable
fluence upon the Inmates of prisons for weaknesses, which the other sex in gen
good than all the sermons preached t1 ,escap"' Women are petty, untruth
from the chapel during the year. . ful' 'VPtlcal and unreliable You wi 1
Men who have gone wrong, and who!"" to confM4 10 tr"tn p,f fld'
.u 1 . when you have confessed, you will have
are paying the price, are, as a rule, , . . . , ,
. . . . . " . " to Put your sanction to my not liking
steeled against those who attempt to
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j 1' should have preferred to be able to
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It Is a rare thing to find a man who aUegaUon. concerning my sex. But un-
",7"' ??V'rted ? morJ,t7 d less I, too. was willing to be described
? I i t thlnk n through the ln- ; untruthfu, t could maV. no aweeplng
evangelize them. They resent the "holler
than thou" attitude of the reformer.
structlon he has received while serving a
assertion setting aside the claim that
, Snap Shots
Bj ANN LISLE.
Some people don't believe In putting off
until tomorrow the trouble they can make
Even 'f the repubtatlon of your an
cestors is a good one, it Isn't a good
thing on which to rest.
The people will tell you that time) will
heal your sorrow. In trying to console
you In your grief, have no intention of
being as tireless as time in trying to
work wonders to help you.
The man who talks about his own
wasted opportunities probably never no
tices thst those same opportunities were
not wasted on soma other man.
sentence in prison. A great and wonder-: women , general were "petty, untruth
ful field for both mental and spiritual ful, hypocritical ,nd unreliable." Of
education for these men lies In the mov- cour8()( M m, rpIy fln0 Bald(
Ing pictures. Some one possessed of the there are exceptions - the "unusual
spirit of our early Puritan fathers, who women, but Isn't It pathetic to think that
believed In lakes of fire and brimstone any Un6 proportion of women should
through eternity for sinners, askel Mr. permit themselves to be guilty of the con
Osborne If he did not think It wrong to ! tcmptible weaknesses of which this man
make prison life so attractive that menj.nd many other thinking, phlllsophksl
would want to be criminals to enjoy the men of fine -;allbor accuse our sex?
life prepared for them in theee inetitu- You remember the old quotation:
;iii, woman. In our hours or case.
This type of "good people" will, no
doubt, object to the moving picture en
tertainment on the same ground.
But it Is a far-fetched fear, and does
not rest on the foundation of common
Men have been known to suffer
keenly from the pangs of hunger
I'mertain. cov and hnrd to tylease:
When pain and eiiKuixti wring the brow
A ministering angel thou.
So old and familiar as to be almost
bromldlc, this quotation yet carries a
truthful generalization as to the average
so 1 woman. In minor matters she may be
nd 'guilty of the four sins of which she
cold that they committed some mis-; tands accused, end still in times of
demeanor in order to be fed and sheltered ' stress, noble enough to meet her occasion,
in jail. But such case reflect upon our j iJut unfortunately for woman's chance
1 Industrial and social system, and not j 10 Prove her nobility of character, life Is
1 upon the too attractive and luxurious , made up of the humdrum, the everyday.
conditions of our public Institutions of 1 th average, and la not composed of "00-
punlsbment and reform.
No man is made better by being shut
In dark cells and left to bis miserable,
gloomy thoughts year In and year out.
Lunatics and hardened criminals are
made by this process, aiva every prison
Its moving picture entertainment ajil
watch the beneficial results.
casions." And so man Is forced to Judge
woman, not by the splendid way she
meets trouble and great emergencies, but
by her method of facing the wear and
tear of everyday existence.
Women shows her Pettiness in envy, In
jealousy. In weak-minded Imitation of
the dress and manners of those who can
afford what tier station does not justify;
Advice to Lovelorn
she exhibits it In not accepting the give
and take of life fairly, but In expecting
her sex to save her snmo of the obliga
tions she ought to meet as a mere human
She manifests her untruthfulness on oc
casions so numerous that she must blush
to have them suggested. Look yourself
squarely In the face. Don't you fib out of
difficulties and into popularity? Don't
you exaggerate in order to emphasize
your own charm and Importance? Don't
you lie to avoid unpleasant obligations?
Are there not myriad ways In which you
depart somewhat from the truth?
As to hypocrisy, most of us are too
hypocritical to acknowledge tho charge.
But the fact remains that many of us
pose as other than we are and play to
the gallery of our own self-esteem or of
what we think others expect of us. The
girl who practically Invites a kla and
then is duly indignant at the liberty is a
fair type of our crowning hypocrisy; wo
men as a sex lie to themselvea about
their own emotional natures. And hypoc
risy that coqucttishly Invites and then
coyly rejects in other words coquetry
Is particularly objectionable to men of
Out of woman's untruthfulness and!
hypocrisy grows unreliability with the
same ct 1 taint y that each of these otht.
characterlstlca grows from Its predecessor
In turn. Women do not seem to have a
sense of responsibility about meeting
their obligations. They hardly seem to
know whether they intend to keep en
gagements and promises or not they
feel privileged to yield to the whim of a
moment and offer as an excuse for not
living up to an obligation a weak "Oh,
I didn't feel like doing that "
Are you an "unusual woman" who
rises above these four weaknesses or do
you yield weakly to your own pettiness
and the trio of contemptible vices that
grow from Itf
Once women have conquered their petty
weaknesses and have made their pres
ence unusuul, the usual woman will be
such that fine men will like our sex and
not merely a few outstanding individuals
in It. Women owe It to one another to
fight for Uie abolition of these four
things pettiness, untruthfulness, hy
pocrlty and uuieliaUIity.
Deer Miss Fairfax: I asked your ad
vice some time ago, but failed to see It
printed. Should 1 let one of my boy
elatisinates wear one uf my best set rings?
Is it all rip lit for a girl to ride on a
motorcycle with a boy friend? When a
girl hax received a ring from a boy as
a birthday present. If they have trouble,
should she return It? is a girl of It too
younK to a:o to theaters with a boy un
chapcroncd. 1 'lease answer soon as pos
Your questions were answered several
weeks ago, but will be answered again.
You will be doing no harm, but taking
rome risk in letting a boy wear one of
your rings, and I would advise against
It. A girl ought not to accept gifts from
boys not related to her. If she does, and
a quarrel follows, she surely ought to
give back any presents she has received.
Much objection can rightly be raised to
a girl riding on a motorcycle with a
man, although It Is all right in a side car.
A girl at IS Is supposed to be old enough,
to be trusted In compsny with a man aV
the theater or elsewhere.
I She Worth Winnies?
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am very much In
love with a young girl who says she loves
me dearly, but allows a young millionaire
to show her great attentions. I have not
enourh money to cut him out. How shall
la this girl worth winning' or is she the
sort of young woman who wants a good
time and attention, no matter what the .
cost? If you have lost her lovs because
another man can give her more than you
have. It is not of any avail for you to
try to regain it. If. on ths other hand,
she 1 merely a bit dassled at the atten
tions the man offers her, make her feel
the loyalty and tenderness of your devo
tion and she will choose true lovs of her
own violation if she has It In her to ap
preciate that love.
m. el t
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