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Coiffures of Today and When- Knights Battled and Minstrels Sang
By ADA PATTERSON.
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Dangers of the
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us that while the
children have in.
The eUte health department ef New
Tort haa told hew everyone mar live
yoara longer than ha
would, it haa told
chance for life of
rear, that for the
person orer " 46
they hare been
shortened by two.
Like the red light
flaming down the
railroad track Is
Its warning-. Be
Two words occur
very often In Its
solemn warning end.
Its serious advice.
Tour chances of Ufa
lie In moderation.
Tour practical cer
tainty of shortened
life Is excess. This Is a life of free will.
Choose, That, In effect. Is the wisdom
of the New York health department, and
It sums the wisdom of all the health de
partments of all the ages.
The state health department has made
a discovery. The peoples of England and
Sweden hare learned how to Uvo. Their
death rate after middle age I dropping
a considerable percentage. Why does
our rise? -
The answer to the question Ilea In the
two of ten reiterated words of our good
advisers. Moderation on one hand, on
the other excess.
Whatever Americans do they are liable
to do excessively, so the department tells
lis. But drop into any English or Swed
ish assemblages and witness the calm
that overlays their deliberations, their
sports, their business discussions. Again
There Is a hint to the wise, and the
Americans are without doubt wise. They
are shrewd. Their minds work with light
ning quickness. Suppose every American
should sit down and think upon those
two words. Excess, moderation. What do
I do to excessT" he may ask himself.
Cat? Probably. Drink? Also probably.
Rest? Almost certainly no. Sleep? Again,
almost certainly no. Work?. Yes, the
American who works almost alwaya
works to excess, especially if he be a
man who works with his brain. Plays?
Perhaps, but only a small number of
persons are disposed, or have the op
portunity to play too much.
The health department advises everyone
who has passed 40, and Insists that every
one who Is 46 or more, shall consult his
physician at least once a year. Better If
It were every six months. Thus the weak
points will be discovered and the physi
cian can tell him and ha can himself
supplement . the Information, how to
change. In one particular, or many, the
methods of living, so that he may secure
the promised extra five yesr of life.
. The health department makes a further
point well worth our thought. At 46' a
person has reached the time of his great
est usefulness. It can be Indefinitely pro
longed If he wills that It shall.
One point, overlooked by that same wise
health department, or left to our own
discovery Is this: Forty-five Is the age
of dignity, not of folly. Our thoughts and
cur acts should matoh and both should
have the calm and power of life's high
sun. It Is the age at which to garner
and apply the wisdom gained by the ex
perience of all . the years before. It Is
not too late to "turn over a new leaf."
It Is not Impossible to begin again. But
It is the age at which no excuse of Im
maturity will be accepted. Then or never
the world exacts of a "man his best.
It Is the time when he should pay his
rent for the space he has occupied in the
world. He should give back much for
much given him. Then if ever he should
be able to say to the young. "Walk by
my lamp. It sheds the light of the ex
perience which hath profited."
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For evening wear the hair is drawn high,
jmffed over the top of the head and rolled into
loose knot as shown in this sketch. Curls axe also
The little hennln, a bead dress covered by a
veil which fell over the shoulders. The husbands
of the fifteenth century inveighed against the)
Under Urge hats the hair is worn low in a soft, A head dress of the "Joan of Aro" period,
loose knot that just escapes the top of the high 1430, that is at the time of Charles VII
collar.. For old and young alike this style will be of France when the English, were driven out of
popular. ' . Orleans.
liy GARRETT P. 8ERVI89.
If you will watch a cat licking and
smoothing her fur until It fits her every,
where like a silken coat, or a bird sedu
lously preening Its feathers until their
beauty is fully displayed, you will per
ceive the working of the same Instinct
which causes human beings to spend a
great deal of time and labor upon the
care of their hair.
The hair has been called "the greatest
natural adornment of the human body,"
and, under the conditions of ctvl'.lzed
life. It Is, perhaps, more ornamental than
" There Is certainly no part of the body
which has always. In every country, and
In every state of society, been treated
with so much disregard of natural ten
dencies as the hair. The Interference
with It ranges from efforts at total ex
tirpation to the most careful training and
Fashion has played with the ' hair In
the most capricious way, among savages
and civilised men alike. The hair of the
face, which Is generally confined to men,
has been more subject to extreme
qhanges of taste and fashion than that
of the head. It la comparatively rare
for the head to be shaved or otherwise
artificially denuded of hair, but the shav
ing of the face seems always to have
been practiced from the time when man
first managed to make cutting Instru
ments of sufficient keenness to sever
The history of the rise and fall of
the mustache, repeated over and ovei
again, like the swing of a pendulum,
records the fluctuations of the ideal of
masculine beauty, which seems never
to become fixed. Of course, a great deal
depends upon individual peculiarities;
nevertheless there Is a cycle of maximum
and minimum governing the mustache,
which Is as rigorous as that of the snap
shots. We are now at a mustache minimum,
and the severity of the social law which
produces It is plainly Indicated by tbe
scarified and uncomfortably denuded ap-
Women Never Respect
Men They Can Boss
Better talk sheer nonsense than' tell
When silence Is approbation we are
never aware of the fact.
- The wise finsncier does not use the
same kind of bait for every fleh.
The man who fears some other man
will steal his wife pays himself a poor
Whenever there Is a convention In
town the medals make the hero-product
look as cheap as campaign buttons.
The Soap to cleanse and purify, the
Ointment to soothe and heal those con
ditions which affect the purity and
beauty of the skin, scalp and hair, .
Samples Free by Mail
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By DOROTHV 1)1 X.
A Kansas woman, who Is being sued
by her husband for desertion, Justified
her act in flying the domestic coop on
the ground that her husband was so
easy to henpeck that there was no fun
In doing it. ,
"lie always agreed
with me on every
subject," she testi
fied In court, "and
it was just Im
possible to get up
an argument with
The majority of
wives, used to
husbands who go
about with a chip
on their shoulders
and with whom
they can get Into
a red hot debate
on any sutoeci
from politics to
pie, will be . In
clined to think
that the. Kansas
woman dMn't know a good thing when
she had It.
Nevertheless there something to be
said from her point of view also, fur
there are no people sa uninteresting i i
thotfe who have no opinions of their own.
Then ars like rice pudding, tasteleoa anl
flavorless, and the best you can say of
them Is that you dun t dislike them and
that they agree with you.
The art of agreeing with people Is one
of the finest arts in the world and the
supreme test of one's savior falre. There
are those who are weakly acquiescent.
They are backboneless fools, and you
are no more flattered at their concurring
in your opinion than an actor is at the
perfunctory round of applause from the
ushers In the thester.
There are those ,ho always agree
with you In everything you say, for fear
of hurting your fellnm or precipitating
sn argument In which you will lose your
temper. They Insult you. They treat you
ss if you were an Imbecile, as a baby to
whom one murmurs, "There, there, now.
It's all right," to keep it soothed and
There are others, however, who have
opinions of their own and the courage
to defend them, but who apparently per
mit themselves to be gently and Irresist
ibly drawn to your way of thinking, and
who finally agree with you perfectly,
seemingly converted by your superior
logie. This Is the subtlest form of the
compliment, and It is one that hits the
red In our vanity every time.
Evidently the Kansas man was not a
master of the fine art of agreeing, and
without being a Shertork Holmes one can
rigure that be was the sort of man who
echoed bis wife's .opinions rather than
hear her dl-ui then, and who preferred
to admit when he came home late at
night that he was a brute, a wretch, n
mean, selfish thin, who wasn't worthy of
a nobie, patient, angelic wife, to debating
a man's ethical right to a latchkey.
Just bow aggravating this must have
been to a woman nobody but a woman
can understand, for most women's opin
ions are In a state of solution, and 1
tkes a man's opposition to crystnlllz
them. How, for Instance, Is a woman t
know that a new hat ts abotutely nares
Harry to her happiness until her husband
tells her that she can't have It T How If
she to know that her heart was set on
going to the theater, unless her husband
re f i-sea to take her? And, above all, how
Is she to square herself with her consci
ence If she can't lay the blame of her
failure on her husband? And how Is she
to get out of doing the thing she doesn't
want to do If she can't say that her hus
band won't allow herT
Certainly a husband who would not
help his wife to make up her mind by
taking the opposite side of the question
in a domestic argument, and who left her
no txcusa for not doing as she pleased,
afforded sufficient grounds for any wo
man's desertion. Moreover, there is this
to be said, also, about the feminine
nature. No woman ever loved the man
she d'd not respect, and she never re
spects a man who Is not stronger than
For tbe man she can boss, who takes
her opinions from her, and who meekly
&grt-es with her In every way, she haa
often a tender maternal feeling, but It Is
the pitying 'ove of a mother for a weak
ling, and that has In It always something
of chaine. It Is not the love that sny man
need crave, and so a husband or sweet
heart never makes so great a mintake as
when he thinks to propl'late a woman
by agreeing with her.
iie wants, firot, the pleasure of a su
ing a question, t!i?n the delight of being
overruled .by a man's stronger will and
judgement, snd. finally, if thlntfM turn
out wrong, the scared and Ineffable joy
of being at'e tn nuy to her huiband, "I
told you so." Ard a'l of this she niiuses
If tne husband won't argue.
pearance of many masoullne urPer .Ip
which have been forced Into the new
fs union after, having begun life under
the subsiding mustache which was at Its
height In the days of Louis Napoleon.
In. dealing with the hair of the head
or scalp a real art has been developed,
which haa been sarcastically, and yet
rather happily, called "hair architecture."
Among civilised nations th s art has gen
erally been exercised only upon the hair
of women,-but among savages It Is more
often the men who seek to Improve their
appearance by such methods.
. The scalp-lock ot the American Indiana,
with Its attendant adornment of feathers,
and the curious towers and turrets con
structed on the heads of some African
warriors and chiefs, are examples. On
the other hand, the pigtails on the Chi
nese show , that a people possessing a
high degree of civilisation may cultivate
a similar taste.'
Like house architecture, the hair
builders' art has taken several charac
teristic forms or styles. None ot th'S
styles seems to have been more beautiful
than that of the ancient Hebrews, whose
women ' were accustomed to have their
dark, glossy hair skilfully plaited, and
then confined with gold and sliver pins,
and adorned with precious stones. Hays
the writer of "Solomon's Bong" of the
prince's daughter: "Thine head upon thee
Is like carmet, and the tytr ot thine head
like purple; the king Is held In the gal
leries." . i'
The Greeks of Athens eurled and netted
their l:alr, and adorned It with pearls,
gems, flowers and 'ribbons. The Egyptian
men appear generally to have cut nntf
shaved their hair, while the women were
theirs In long plaits. The Assyrian men.
on the contrary, wore long hair, trained
Tie Itomsn women . were among the
first to develop a taste for constructions
ot greet height on their heads, composed
partly of natural and partly of false, or
borrowed, balr. which was frissed, colored
and ornamented with jewels and flowers.
Often ' these constructions consisted of
several "stories" piled up by art and
skill of slaves, while the mistress watched
their operations and made suggestions,
w'lth the aid of a mirror, like a modern
Parisian woman superintending the work
of her coiffeur. "
Ct. Paul Is credited with having had a
Self-Control First Element
Dy ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
(Copyright. 1915, Star Company.)
Much Is said of self-control by preach
ers and teachers the world over, but to
how many human beings can we point
as illustrating the beauty of that virtue?
In truth, what Is self-oontrol.
Were your child
to ask you. whnt
you meant by the
word, could you
Are you exercis
ing this admirable
quality In your
dally life, and If
so. In what direc
tion? 1'erhapa you
have an. Inborn t,ute
for strong drink,
and you control It
and "touch not,
taste not, handle
not the unclean
That is well and
stood. Yet are you bringing on disease
nd early death by Including a gross
appetite for hearty foods?
rosslbly you are Indolent by Inclina
tion and you compel yourself to work.
That, too, Is well and good.
The human drone who does not labor,
mental or physical for the good of the
human hive should be driven from among
et he who would be worthy of the
appellation of a" self-controlled man"
must do more than to labor In sobriety.
If you are ponaeseed with an Inordinate
love of wealth your very labor may be a
dlKlp.Von and rail for the use of self
control. Next to the sin of Idleness
comes the sin of Intemperance In work.
To work day and night to the Injury of
your health and to the neglect of your
family means the destruction of the tem
ple of your soul and the foundation of
haprlneas on earth the home.
If you are mad for great wealth it will
be an easy matter for you to make a
necessity of a desire and to commit do
mestic end hygienic suicide by a lack of
An hour or two a day, an extra evening
or two In the weak, might be given to
recreation and home life were you to
realize how atl nn object In the general
rewnH of ri Inrra wee It h proves when
placed l.fcMilo the things you are sacri
ficing to obtain U.
Advice to Lovelorn
T llaTklOI TAXaTAX
Dear Miss Fairfax: While riding I met
a young man whose conn any I Mijoytd
very much. He gave m his address ami
ssl.ed me to write to Mm. 1 was very
follsh in not giving him my address.
Now I would like to know wm-ther it is
proper for me to write to him, as I cuu
only IS. Kindly advise rue. b'. J. K.
You were not foolish at all to fall to
give the young man your address, your
only folly is In speaking to a stranger.
My dear child, no 15-year-old girl Is a
good enough ' judge of human nature to
risk making chance acquaintances. How
ever attractive this man seems, he may
be a very dangerous person for you to
know, and It Is very unlikely that he has
any respect -for a girl he met so casually.
Is Toar Owa laltlal.
Dear MIhs Kalrfai: I am a girt In
tending to be married soon, snd am em
bioliVrlng table linen. - Which Initial
should I put on, my maiden name or my
n-arr;ape nnme? Is a girl of ae In Iowa
when sr. Is II? Dot' BTKl.'U
A bride's household linen and all other
articles should be marked with ber own
Initial; that is. of ber maiden name. A
gtrl Is of age at Is In Iowa.
Perhaps you are a literary man, or a
clergyman, or an artist engaged In crea
tive work. Upon the success of your work
depends the comfort of your family and
your reputation as a man of talent.
Therefore you feel justified In being
somewhat "difficult" In your home and
You are nervous and Irritable, end you
have no excuse to make. Talent Is ex
pected to cover a multitude of such sins.
Talent excuses nothing which weakens
character, and the first element In char
acter development Ms -self-control.
Control your belittling nervousness and
your childish Irrltabilltly If you want to
rank . among the worth-while souls of
Again,-you may be a good husband, a
good provider for your family, and sn
honest, earnest business man. but your
weakness' lies where the fair sex Is con
cerned. Bo long as you keep from scandal
and so long as you blacken no'; woman's
reputation, you feel you are excusable for
an occasional la'pse from what you torm
the "goody-goody path of rectitude.".
Yet there Is nothing which so weakens
the whole moral nature, nothing which
so destroys the fibre of character, as a
loose rein given the passlanate nature.
It Is the most persistent, familiar and
fascinating temptation encountered by
men and women on this Journey through
earth. s ' '
Because of the all-powerful. unrterlyln
creative Impulse throughout the entire
universe, this temptation lurks' in every
byway and on every highway as we pass
along life's pilgrimage. Only the nair
born or the half-dead are Immune from It
Do not think you are exceptionally
tempted, and therefore excusable for
yielding to your tendenclea
Where there Is passion, there, too, is
Kxerclse your self-control, and your
will Is sure to assert Itself. If you are a
fascinating woman, you are no doubt
tempted to forget yeur dignity and lower
your ideals for the love of power or the
pleasure of conquest. If you break no
commandment you feel you are doing all
that could be demanded of one so ioul
But only as yoO develop your power
of self-control and satisfy your hlghes
Ideal of womanhood are you doing what
life demands or you. It may be you are
a paragon of ths virtues, but your wesk
neas lies In the direction of extravagance
Money slips through your hands and you
are not able to account for Its disap
pearance. That means a weakness of
character, t'se your self-control snd ac
quire a reasonable habit of economy.'
Have you never learned how to wait?
Impatience Is not an attrlbuts of Mother
Nature. Behold with what quiet Industry
she goes along the year, waiting for seed
to sprout, for sprout to blossom, for
blossom to ripen Into fruit. Heboid the
patience of the stars within their orblta
Kven so learn .to control yourself and
wait the coming of events. There Is noth
ing the self-controlled human being may
not accomplish. But the word must be
understood In Its fulloet sense and ap
plied In Its broadest application.
He wbo would conquer heredity snd
overcome temptation, snd cmeta oppor
tutly and build character, must know
the whole definition of self-control, and,
knowing It, lve lit
decisive Influence on the style of hair
drcrilng . with his dictum that It was
shameful for men to wear long hair and
for women not to do sn.
The reign' ot Elisabeth In Kngland wag
a period when Immense constructions of
hair on women's heads were most popu
lar, but In Queen Anne's time this fanh-r
Ion was again prevalent, and was even;
carried to greater lengths. The preparer,
tlon of a lady's hair for a ball at that
time was often an undertaking requiring
two days." About that time, too, the fash
Ion of powdering the hair became com
mon. Similar styles prevailed In France.
If we think that some ot these thing
were ridiculous, we have only to remem-t
ber tbe ."ohlgnons" of the nineteenth cen
tury In order to perceive that nobody can
predict or escape the vagaries of Dame
Fashion. , .
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OF D. PREC'S CUT-PMCE
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"Buying room" has been at a premium at our
store since the, beginning of this sale Thursday
morning, and Saturday promisee to be a record
breaking day. ' .
This "Fall Reduction Sale" provides an excep
tional opportunity .to practice economy In the
buying of a fashionable suit or dress. .
AM Qur S15 Suits $rl
These are my big specials ths.t
I regularly sell at 115 (but
which are really $20 values), to
In this forced sale .at only
$12.40 and .
Suits That Sold 'S
And they were great values
at that price, will be offered
during this forced sale at...
Suits Thit Sold
Nearly a hundred of
these beautiful suits
in- all the approved
styles for right now, in
this sale at
Suits That Sold
All beauties, hand
tailored and most all
formerly sold up to
$32.50, go on sale at
All our suite that formerly sold to $35.00 to
$$0.00 reduced In the same radical way.
All Dresses Reduced
All $5.00 Dresses at S3.0?
ill $5.95 and $-5 Dresses at 84.95
All $7.85 and $SJ4 Dresses at 55.0."S
All $10JM Dresses at $7.95
All $12.60 Dresses at $0.85
All tUM Dresses SIO.05
All $1&60 Dresses .., 812.95
All mM Dresses lJ.:15
All $i7 Dresses 810.00
New Skirts, worth to New Skirts, worth to
$5.00, now 4 AC $7.95, on sale f l ft A
$SJ& and... $3.39 at v)9.UU
SOUTHEAST CORNER 16th AND DOUGLAS
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