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When I asked an artist "who saw
the tableaux with me to say which of
them, all he thought most lovely, he
answered bafflingly: "What Is
Beauty? The word hasn't the same
meaning for any two men alive. That
exquisite Mrs. J. G.'-Maupin, who
posed as the Duchess of Devonshire,
beats them all for sheer prettiness.
Large eyes, small mouth, dainty nose,
fragile, yet lovely figure; isn't she the
perfection of beauty according to the
standard by which our fathers and
grandfathers judged their women?
"On the other hand, look at the
sweeping lines, the simplicity, the in
telligance, the glow there is in the
face of Miss Jeannie Emmit, who
posed with the dova To the modern
man her face with its hint of storm
and power is much more satisfying.
"Standards of beauty have chang
ed with everything else. Feminism
has produced a new type; eager, rest
less and splendid. The ancients de
bated in religious councils whether or
not woman has a soul. And in the
Persian parliament only a few years
ago the world-old question came up
and the ayes won by less than a
handful of votes.
"Today the western world very
generally concedes that woman pos
sesses a sou but opinions differ as
to whether or not her soul is becom
ing to her.
"Those who don't like it give their
admiration to the old-fashioned pret
ty girl, whose face is a vacuum from
which all trace of thought or feeling
have been carefully excluded. Those
who like a little soul in their wom
anhood pay their court to the modern
beauty, the alert, alive creature,
whose mind shines through her fea
tures giving them light and glow.
"Some men admire only blondes.
Yet they keep on marrying brunettes.
Maybe only because there are so
many more of them. The brown
eyed woman has been the preferred
woman matrimonially from the be-
ginning of the race. Yet, the blue
eyed beauty has a steady, even
charm, a stability not often found In
her tenderer and duskier sister."
Do any two men or women think
alike on the subject of beauty? I
don't believe it Of the two faces
which won most approval in the Bar
Harbor tab, which seem more beau
tiful to you?
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flour must be immediately scraped up.
Try using an oyster shell for scrap
ing the kettles that have been burned;
it is much more satisfactory than us
ing a knife.
Use a wooden bowl when washing
glass or delicate china. There is less
liability of breaking or chipping it
than if metal pans are used.
Berry stains may be removed from
engravings, book or paper by sub
jecting them to the fumes of sulphur
or of sulphur matches.
QUAINT DANCE FROCKS MADE IN STYLE OF
PICTURESQUE 1860 DAYS
BY BETTY BROWN
From the quaint styles of the "be
fo' the wah" period designers are bor
rowing ideas for evening frocks in
which modern maids fox trqt and
tango. A charming little dance dress
designed for Miss Ethel H0 the ex
ponent of society dances, bv Mme.
Marguerite of the Fashion Art.League '
Lot America is a fairlyJike creation of ,
black tulle and black taffeta.
The taffeta falls in wide panels at
the side and is richly embroidered in
iridescent beads. The graceful,
winglike drapery that is scarcely no
ticeable unless the dancer is in mo
tion Is caught in place by a curiously
draped rope of pale blue beads. Like
all other frocks made for dancing this
season it is extremely short, sweep
ing fully ten inches from the floor.