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M Magazine Section " 2p 2HX' 9fjf ft IP 1 iJ ft " Sunday,, November- 3, 1912 AM
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K By Miss Edna Goodrich
SK an? Deautiful -woman who thinks, what
Hk advantage- her beauty has boon to her and
she will answer: "None. On the contrary,
Bfetd been a decided disadvantage." She- will be
Kg honest In so Baying, for she will toll the truth.
Ebr thi3 I can give reasons, convincing to -myself,
E, I hope, satisfying to you. At any rate I shall
:Knd it I can convey to you one-half the earnest
K(c6t that lies in the soul of any beauty against
Bot ou wjn pity instead of envy the woman who
'Beauty ha3 always seemed to mo a beacon on tho
iBb seas of' life. A beacon suggests something flash
'Br brilliant -and wonderful, does it, not? And yet
iKi Is -a beacon on the high seas? A lighthouse
'Kiog attention to tho rocks about it. That is
HLseiY -R-hat beauty does. It calls atteution to the
Eerfectlons which it lights, throwing them into
Bre cruel relief. How often have you heard some
'B exclaim, "What , a pretty girl! Isn't it a. pity
:Hils eo fat?" or, "What a sweet lace! Isn't It
Bbamo that sho is so awkward?" And most often
K have heard: "She's pretty, but hasn't , an ounce
;EalK' physical beauty only accentuates the lacks
Bch might pass unnoticed were the owner plain
Bfk'e or form. I am speaking honestly when I say .
beauty is a cruel light turned garisbb ' upon
Btbe crudenesses of youth and flaws of mind nutt
'Bracter Were it not for a certain outward lovellnc.
mtward uglinesses would scarcely be manifest
:Klnl7 would not -be thrown so daringly upon tho
;En of the public mind Because a woman Js
Ktlful too much Is expected of her. Everj very
' looking woman I have known I have heard .
'K at some time: "So much is expected of a
;RWorld Is Cruel to & Beauty.
Br. is is the case with some of the most famous
'Kities. they are on the stage, their debuts arc a
Kent. The audience notices when the unusually
'Kome woman walks upon the stage an exceptional
Moment of good looks, and at once this punctuates
B - oi experience.
mbfo. but gawky I " Handsome, ut a Jaorrlble
BmsV-' These discouraging phrases float up to U-r
wiy Put an eud to her career through bcai t
'K or apoplexy. Tear after year it is Uie i -same,
k Kvhen, after she has gained experience and slcill.
' Wlmprcves. the improvement is grudmgly joted
.Blbe critics. The world is as cruel to a beauty
Ru Is kind to a lover. It seemB to deny uer
jBfhlng but tho beauty, and that it discounts and
jSro a beauty learns that she aa not Jelonp f
! KrEelf but to the public She may he the - "er
.KmuUMnUHonalre or the e shteOT-dollar-a jeeK
Kat the end of the chorus hue, but in a short
Ke she will find that she is only nerBflf-lIimtoi
M public has part In her. It speajs oi Our Mat
KNew York's lovely Miss Smith. llor beamy
ot her own. She is not her own The . puollo
Ms shares in aer which it claims by staring nt
Bd making rude personal remarks, as. S lies
up to tho mark to-day- Wonde r hat s the
'pr? Sho ti to lnd that ages las . The public
Bs 1t has the equal right to cnticizo a oeauty.
Kedy as the mayor or the Head o the street clean-
.ItSlfiannot enjoy herself : as other , women
b.Kshe is always on exhibition. She has the sense
('Being always on pnrade. A beautiful YVhSJ
?Mef lnto a sweater and run aoout with her hair
Ked as other women do. but she uatnotl no.
:K one may be looking over a hack fence or out
'an attic window, training field glasses on he:,
Baying. "She a beauty? Why, she's a fright!
& i3 especially unforgivable in this coiinUy. In
Mm one is permitted to perspire, and a
etcr and hig loose boots, and that Is tne reason
ke to ftay over there.
K'Eal, Irinlc or Dress as You Wish.
iB ard work to keep one's reputation of being
'''Beauty. You cannot dress your hair hurriedly In
Bw mode jfod go down town to shop. Not at all.
L B must, It you are 'a beauty, work hours at the
'Brer, studying yourself at every angle, to be sure
,ftB your colffuro Is adapted to yourself. You cannot,
fS'Bou are in high spirits, take a hop, skip and jump
bcrc, You must move slowly and gracefully
B'4 dlynity behtting the reputation you didn't
t. but which tho public has forced upon you.
ou can't eat what you like because it may make
' tat. You cau't drink ice cream soda lest It
IBd' our complexion. You have to tako horrid
clBes before going to bed and go through evon
se contortions when you get up X" keep your
B?' 11 3"ou 10 Sherry's to luncheon you cannot
and chat with perfect enjoyment. You cannot
let, that people's eyes, are focussed upon you.
Benly 'ou fe(il as though thrust Into nn Icy pcol.
e woman is staring at you, aud soying. "Why did
evcr wear "that hat?"
; costs a great deaV of time to be a beauty. You
t give twice a8 much time to shopping aH a
:Hoor and so more fortunate woman does. You
dot hurry through s. month's shopping In two
rs and dash off to a matinee. You must keep
U steadily, as a galiay slave at his oars. You
jWp- worry tho lives out of the shop girls and glvo
;fefloor walkers nervous prostration. Your shopping
c Important as an election. Instead of spending
.VwKh books or with your friends, yon nnmt rest
.jllake beauty treatments, because you 'aro a beauty.
P'coBtB a great, doal of money. You cannot afford
ew coarse cloth nor have Ill-cut clothes. A fine
iBS luUBt -ave a 600,3 'ranlB- -Empty your puree
!,'& lnat you wanted to spend for a trip to Florida,
lC E Te,Vn'B J'our apartment, for clothes you must
jfe. wany of tbom, and expensivo ones.
K-Caero the lesser disadvantages, They are Irrl
itt&B' aTlfl h'lng frowns, and wrinkle, and rob you
llP '"'ir. beauty and your good disposition.
'jfce- now to the greater disadvantages affecting
f tfi.H' 1 things in every woman's life be she artist
.ypMan in the home.
' fc'8 .a act Itnown by boautlea, and suspected by
that beautiful women do not attract the best
jBL Ya,Iow boys or silly old men flutter about
Baln? of beauty. Intellectual men do not care
RPBFalcal beauty. Men who arc worth while are
VcUq but brlofly by It. if at all. Recall the sort
jwsen tv0 avc jQBt tll(jIr netlQB over u beautiful
face. What sort or beads wero they? Loose ami
empty, wcro they not? The admiration of these men
had its root not In the beauty of the women but in
their own vanity. These men want to be seen with
what they call "a looker." They want other men
to envy them. That which tho poor boauty. yearning
as all women do for slncoro affection, mistook for
love for herself was the self love of the foolish youth
or the vain old man. So I was not surprised to hear
a woman who Md been p.n enchantress of interna
tional renown say: "In all my life 1 havo never been
loved!" That which Is tho glory of every woman's
life, desired by her above all things else, the love of
j'. manly man. is generally denied the beauty.
Middle Age s Grief, Old Age a Tragedy.
Consider the marriages of great beauties. Which
of them has. been happy? The genuinely bjappy mar
riage is generally unknown to them. Their fault,
you say? In part, perhaps, for while a beauty may
not have been born selfish, fhe may have grown so.
gradual!', unconsciously. Every foolish person who
exclaims, "What a lovely little girl!" helps foster self
ishnoss and conceit in her. Sbs is "spoiled" when
sho reaches the altar of mairiage. The arm on
which she leans as she loaves the altar is neither
a strong nor trusty one. It cannot, or does uot, guld?
her into wise paths, nor toward the heights of
character attainment. For this reasou tho savin"
"All beauties aro spoiled" remains true, while under
kind, firm guidance they might become women of
rarest, finest characters.
Certain sayinga' about beauties pass into proverbs
and beauties hoar them so often that tbey accent
tbcm as truth. - For instance, "Beauty and brains
do not go together." This, heard so often, discourages
them, and hopeless oi living down this untrue savin
they cease to try. -b
And this brings mo -to the greatest disadvantage
or all the disadvantages of being a beauty. Becautp
of poor training in youth a beautiful girl thinks that
being a beauty is enough. Sho asks nothing mora
of tho gods. Creatures gather about the candle flamo
of her beauty.. They aro moths, but she mltakps
them -for men. She does not need to put forth anv
etfort to attract. There is no need to cultivate her
brain or her character, she thinks. Everything inrii
cales thut her beauty is enough. She wastes her
Sho lays up no riches of the charm of a cultured
mind find a harmonious character. When middle
age conies it finds her empty-hearted and emntv.
handed, often. I grieve to eay empty-handed. That
deeper, richer charm which holds love to the .end -qtiQ
never had. That is the reeonnmare age is a grief
and old ago a tragedy, to a beauty.
Two Portraits of Edna Goodrich Who
Is Generally Rated a3 a "Beauty."
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To. Stop Fraudulent Beauty9' Cosmetics I
By Rene Bache.
THE Richardson Bill, now be
fore a committee in Congress,
Is aimed at fraudulent cos
metics, ir. as is expected, it -becomes
a law, it will drive all the
pretended "face . lotions," "skin
foods," and other such beauty fakes
out of the market. .
This is a matter of very grrat im
portance. becauRe up to tbc present
time there has been no restriction
whatever upon the sale of stun" of
the kind, which find a market in
this country to the extent of many
. millions of dollars yearly. Moit of
It is absolutely worthless, and much
of it highly injurious and even dan
gerous being calculated to destroy,
rather than to enhance, feminine
The Government would I.ave at
tacked this swindling business long
ago. but for the fact that its hands
have been tied. For fraudulent cos
metics are not within the .scope of
tho Pure Fcod and Drug Law,
simply for the reason that they can
not bo classified as medicine- in a
proper sense of tho term. If a
woman seeks a cosmetic to make her
more beautiful, it can hardly be said
that she is purchasing a medicine.
This situation of affairs, however,
will be entirely changed by tha
passage of the Rictinrdson bill; and
thereupon the Government will pro
reed to make wholesale seizures of.
fraudulent boauty-making nostrum
of all kindsbasing Us action In
some cases upon the false labolling
of the preparations in queptlon, and
in others upon the fact that they
arc worth lees or worse. Already
the Bureau of Chemistry has made
a fairly complete Investigation of
the whole subject, aud has planned
its line of procedure.
Tho women in particular should
be glad of tho protection which by
this mdans is to bo afforded them
against a species of fraud which,
not only cheats them out of their
money, but threatens to rob them of
their good looks. Tako for inslanco
most of the so-called 'faco lotions"
which to-day are so widely adver
tised and sold. Most of these have
been analyzed by tho Bureau of
Chcmiatry, and it has found that
nearly all contain bichloride of mer
cury that is to say, corrosive sub
limate. The typical notsruin of lhl3
description consists of corrosive
sublimate dissolved, in water- and
glycerine and flavored with tincture
It goes without saying that such
a '.mixture is .extremely cheap. - In
fact, it can be put up for almost
nothing at all. but it easily com
mands a high price. Apparently
Csay the Government, expert,) tho
more absurd and extra vagaut aro
tir claims made in behalf of a
beauty fake, the more readily it
One manufacturer. ' when asked
"what was in" a cosmetic prepara
tion that he sold, coolly replied:
"There is SO per cent profit' for. me.'.'
The. fraudulent "beauty- lotions'!
bcautifv bv destroying the -surface
layer of the skin with ..which they
come into contact. That Is to say,
the corrosive sublimate they con
tain causes the outer "scarf skin"
(epidermis) to peel off. thus bring
ing to view the lower layer; of skin
(dermis) which is smooth am" pink.
"Incidentally." f course, It leaves.
i. ai.-sn vow tender aud sensitive
deprived as, it
Is of tbe.protcc
tioli Twliich na-"
ture has' pro
vided for it;
cations of the
lotion do more
damage, - pro-'
and cracking, of
the skin. These
lack of tho out
coat) are likely
to be followod
by germ Infec
tion, which re
su 1 ts in a
' "breaking out,"
or eruption of a
able and even
Bureau of Cbein- .
istry learned of a typical experience
of this kind certainly most Instruc
tivewhich was recited by a, lady
'who, in the quest of 'beauty, had
.purchased and applied one of these
Her complexion having been
ruined thereby, she T6ut to a-pyhsi-
clan, who prescribed an iodide
ointment. In obedience to 'hi3: in
structions, she used it Jcfore going
to bed. When she got'up the next
morning, she found that her face
had turned literally as red ' as - a
'boiled "lobster this being the effect
.of a combination - of the iodine in
the ointment with I hu' mercury of
Jn despair sho went to another
doctor, who gave her an ointment
that contained 'sulphur. When she
used this, lt.turno:l her faco '.black,
bo that she looked Ilka a n?gress. '.
' In- the course of , time, , with the
disappearanco of tho chemicals and
tho natural replacement of tho in
jured skin by fresh 'tissue, tho
lady's complexion resumed its nor
mal and healthy" appearance. But
she Js not .buying any moro "beauty .
Ever. Glnce vascHlt" annMrpd nn
Magnified Cross-Section of
E. The Outer Surface of the Skin
(Epldorii) Which b Eaten Away
by Bad Complexion Remedied.
D UndorJyinz Skin (DerroU) Which
I Left ExpoCt-d to lafUmiDiition a
the market as
a . commercial
artlclo," it litis
been widely em
ployed, as .'a
basis ..for . cos
metics. In itself
it is harmless
and cvon bene
one rather seri
which will pre
sently bo men
tioned. But it
has ben tho
custom of man
nostrums to add
a little scent
matter, and sell
It at fancy
one trade name
or another tho
fraud In this
lu thu solo of
an extremely cheap material, in
disguise, for much money, with tha
help, of r.dv-rtisoments making falsa j1!
and4 extravagant claims in regard to
thqcfficicncy of the preparation an jB
a beauty maker.
Tho same thing has been largely BB
done with, mutton .tallow. And a oB
good deal of very expensive tooth- !
powder is nothing more than a mix- !
ture .of powdered4 soap and preol fi
pitated chalk, with a littlo scent and iH
pink. coloring to render Jt attractive.
Tcothpowder, it might be said, ia
hardly to,beclaesed as a cosmetic;
but It serves to illustrate tho great ffl
principle 'that underlies the mnnu- i
fa c ture of nearly all -toilet prepara- :H
tlous the idea, ' that: ls to say, of B
selling a mixture of cheap material !!
at a high price. nB
A serious objection to vaseline as Fi
an -unguent' for ubq on tho face is i
that it-is'at least suspected to have hfl
a tendency to encourage the growth B
of hair whpro it Is not wanted. This
is merely a suggestion which women
may consider it worth while to taka Jl
into view. Efl
liven the colored population Is not B
overlooked by the manufacturers, B
! though the nostrums sold for their B
, special use are most commonlv for B
taking- the kinks out of the 'hair.
"It seems awrul funny to me," said
a negro maid to her mistress one jB
day, "how you whito ladies are nl- B
ways tryin' to put kinks into your H
hair, while we cullud folks are doln' fl
our host to get "em ouL' 1B
There is a very wide and profit- B
able- sale for "anti-kiukH," of which H
there aro many brands on the mar- jB
kef. One. recently analysed by tha
Bureau of Chemistry, was found to
be ;; mixture of cocoanu. oil and B
crude vaeeliuc, flavored with oil ot H
bergamot Another was a moro iB
elaborate preparation, composed of fB
lard, beeswax, camphor oil, beef B
marrow and gum benzoin, flavored iB
with oils of lemon, orange, cloves fB
and lemon grass. yet another was
ninety parts vaseline and ten parts lB
beef suet, with oil of bergamot for B
flavoring. All of them are sold with HB
fake "before and after" pictures, 11- B
lustratiug thu marvelous effects they lB
If the Richardson bJU becomes a
law the Government officials will IB
make havoc on the fraudulent com- lB
plexlQfi and beauty bucUiesa. rB