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W Recedes to Low Ebb When
I Haim ' tle Looking Glass Is
I I Called Into Play Too Often,
17 kWrtBf Ml Says Prot. Jacques La Tour.
t Let woman beware the mirror that
permits her to estimate hor own
harms and perfee thTis. wl'.is
rof. Jacques LaTour, the f'r-n h
Hbeauty specialist. It makes her s If
Konsclous ami ain, .-a;s the expert.
and In the end destroys a part of
I i'"A6 soon ns a woman knows'hrr
I- .own .ii : r;n i r. '-in 1 1 j li.irm ills.
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Her attempt to display her charms
Hind later she awakens to find hor
Bbcauty has disappeared,' M. La
Tour says. Then he comes forward
With the rather extraordinary ad
if Vice that women do their dressing
I Without the nld of a mirror, that
L th' v refrain fvuin looking at their
f reih Hons.
I J I : a rg'n .- i I. . i ,i v n's finu'ci
Band not n mirror should be her
; guide In making her tollel
i HIS theory as a whole Is this: If a
t person never saw his or her refli
btion In a mirror we would all be
beautiful In our own minds at least
IPIc nvnlanollnn r.f lU ksoiilv ruin
he says, la a groat deal like the phys
I leal law that ere an oxp
Joccur with no one In the vlcjnlty to
r It, there would be no nolso or
sound resulting. So. If mirrors wrr"
I un; "d and no one ever
l : obtained ."-l--ht of himself, wo would
I Bhave hut few standards of eompnin
t( I tlve bcaulv . In I. ct by . omp rlson
I B there would be no such thing as
bean' ' , .ii L-u- s M. I.-, T. , ,r
k "Be i it- h . on Unties, "should be
i a matter of the uniformity of fen-
it. If n woman has a pretty
Oth, a nicely shaped nose, good
and all of her features are
tched, she should be classed as
id looking. Those qualities should
istltute the one requisite of ox
nal or facial beauty. If, then, a
man never saw herself, did i,r,t
w whether she was good looking
homely, sho would accept every
icr woman she met as good look
as long as there was a degree of
iformlty in features.
'We have seen some women with
ge mouths whom wo considered
d looking, others had large nose?,
ilnt eyes, and certain slight de
nsities, and yet they were accept
as Rood looking for the reason
it but one of their features did
: conform with the others. If all
the defects mentioned were corn
ed In one face wo could unhox
tlngly pronounce the person
tnely. even though we djd not ac
it ourselves as standards of good
'So a woman with a largo mouth,
ck lips, retreating chin, squint
!S, would unhesitatingly bo pro
If the cave man Issued forth from
dwelling or If Adam, strolling In
i garden before the loss of his rib
1 the creation of his helpmeet,
v a woman with such a collection
opposed features, he would pro
unce her homely he might even
ike a breach of etiquette and say
i was ugly. Ho might easily ar-
at this decision, although ho
rcr before saw a woman and had
t even see his own faco in the
onion Take Own
ces as Standards.
"The trouble with the U6e of the
rror is that women through this
ency take their own faces as a
tW tandard from which to Judge oth
I W9, and, as all women are sup
I W admit their own good looks, th- y
tppc; r ra t her
lldgment on the physical beauty of
P "I ' r-f. 1 'h
ajeV, Bodern habits the use of a mirror
a k, in somo eases, almost nece?
t a woman powders before lea. -;
B fcr boudoir Hhe might Hud It con
i ' ni r,t i.. 1
leaving f.T the street, to see that
lie Is not unite kalsomtned with tbo
tfL low;. ; i women
MlO. T : mil.
jjjr line mirror before leav-
gf U heme, walking In public with
jjt ccum il ations of powder consplc-
lOtL't .'I'.;' !. . 1
itn Inclined to doubt iho need of tho
"My greatest objection against
ira mirror i Its attractive influence
BB b certain ynnni; hhimhi and o t. n
la matron v ho '-lionld know ! I
I ha '. .. iuu in-.. i v
hours before the mirrors analyzing
their charms, and Marching for de
fects. "The dressing table Is the great
eucourager of such Immoderate
beauty seances. A woman may taito
an occasional glance at au-pocket
mirror nnd still bo not tempted
But when she slws on a stool before
the beveled glass of a dressing
'tablq, when each feature Is renected
before hr enlarged, when she sights
her physical qualities radiantly dis
played, then ehe becomes conscious
of her own charms or their lack and
the reeult Is either hauteur or dis
appointment. "How many women have allowed
their lives to he spoiled for them b
the fatal verdict of tho glass? A
woman may hava a slight mole on
her neck that Is only one chance out
of a thousand will be noticed Were
sho never to see that mole In tho
looking glass she would continue to
think herself charming, but once
given a glimpse of It, there will be
created a self-coneclousness that
may never be overcome.
"This same deadly mirror shows
to a woman thnt a small pimple has
made Its appearance on her nose.
Think of her embarrassment and her
sclf-consclousness all that evening
at tho theater, as she recalls the
unsightly red spot and imugines
that everyone ehe meets is glancing
Professor I-a Tour calls to tho
attention of women that slight de
fects are not noticed by men and
onl a combination of unequal fea
tures will causo condemnation.
'I have generally found." he ex
plained to a correspondent, "that
men arc attracted mora by good
looks, that Is by uniformity of fea
tures, than they aro by beauty.
Make Best Wives.
"Good looking women make the
best wive. Kor the beautiful wom
an I cannot vouch. She has too
much of tho mirror expression
about her. I always Imagine that
before she left her boudoir she epent
several hours posing before that
mirror and to one who knows these
secrets, her rehearsed poses ar
rather distressing, It may not be
generally known, but still It Is a fact
that many women spend hours poa
ing and rehearsing before going Into
"The mirror tolls her that a cer
tain expression is not attractive. For
Instance some women can wrlnklo
their foreheads and besides making
an expressive gesture appear demure
and attractive. Other! can smile and
cause a pretty dimple to form. I
know it to be a fact that some
women carry mall pebbles In their
mouth to aid them In forming at
"Othera havo pretty. Film hands
that are attractive, and depend
much on their use to add to their
"It Is, therefore, not surprising
that such women spend hours at a
time before the mirror. One wom
an rehearses Juat how she will act
when pleased by anything said to her
by her escort. Maybe several dozen
different kinds of sm'les a.e tried
before the mirror before the proper
r.r.o la selected, and then this la
practiced m ;" times, eo there will
be no mletake In facial action when
Its use Is required.
A continual smile, ho sayf, cre
ates wrinkles, while one particular
expression, designed to be 'cute,'
gradually becomes tiresome.
Th.: frequen" communion with th.j
mirror creates maay noticeable
fi ; .-ncd pore:, and expression-, fol
lowed, of coaise, ly an affeo itlon
of speech, the combination of which
shows their poiwoasor to be not a
real human, but a "Punch and
Judy" tlgure or a mannlkin
They talk as they look and they
look too frequently Into the mirror,
says Ia Tour.
"I have a great admiration for
women who act natural," says the
"Generally you f.nd athletic girls
in this class, but frequently one
meets an old-fashioned girl of
i ho4eeome nature, quiet, unassum
ing and altogether uncoiucloua of
her own beauty. You know when
you gaze upon her that she has not
been posing before the mirror. She
has not smeared her face with cos
metics one can note tho absence of
powder; she ha spent no time
primping, for her hair Is j.ut up
simply and. while quite attractive
In the carelessness of Its structure,
Its naturalness is In itself a whole
somo feature of her being.
"Ono will notice that the com
plexion obtained by the mirror girls
by the use of cosmetics has been
given the athletic girl by her exer
cises One strenuous game of tennis
or basket ball Jlas rewarded her
with a healthy complexion that
cannot be duplicated by all the cos
metics In the world.
"That means that one girl has
spent a painful hour of torture be
fore her mirror, and the other h;u
spent her time In amusement. The
first girl receives no return for her
efforts while the second is doubly
"Others devote the same amount
of time to making gestures In tho
prcsenco of the critical mirror.
Some women rehearse the whole
evenings action before the arrival
of their escort, and, unfortunate
ly, arc thrown Into a panic when
the sequence of events are not what
they expected them to be.
"A young woman for instance,
knows thut her escort will arrive at
8 o'clock Although she is ready to
depart, for the effect It may have
upon him. she allows him to await
In the parlor for fifteen minutes.
' When sho majestically descends
the front eteps and extenda hor hand
to reecho his. everyone of her acts
is planned In advance from remark
ing that she Is "overjoyed ' to meet
him to saving ' My goodness! It's
raining. I know mj dress will be
"Dnrlng tho evening it goes along
the same way each of her actions
so njanned that the best of her
physical attractions will bo dls
When she enters the theater sho
knows that her grand parade to the
box will be noticed b many of the
audience, and ohe is prepared to
make her queenly entrance as
queenly as possible that is. she
knows Just how she is going to dis
play herself and she carries her mir
ror formed plans out to their very
" This Is Just the sort of girl, who,
becoming Intoxicated by her own
beauty, suffers the bad effect of her
mirror dissipation eventually."
"Men, In seeking wives, are not
looking for dolls. " They regard the
mirror girl as such and vhlle she Is
In some way attractive to him, she
Is not the one he wishes to place In
charge of his future and finances.
Sho does well enough as his com
panion at the theater or the dance,
but as a housewife he knows she Is
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doomed to be a failure. So the
thrifty man 'passes' her up and de
votes his attention to the girl who
has no regard of her own physical
qualities and Is not engrossed In
viewing the mirror."
So speaks Prof. Jacques La Tour
of the mirror. He adds that women
conscious of their own charms sora 'JltU
destroy them through familiarity; I i
for ho Biys "familiarity breeds dla- . I
content" fRX H
A SURVIVING HERO OF THE FENIAN UPRISING IN IRELAND, TELLS OF EXPLOITS I I
Ono of the most distinguished
visitors to this city during the past
week was James McNally Wilson of
Central Falls, R. I., who Is known
throughout this country as a vet
eran of the Fenian uprising in Ire
land In 18C5.
Perhaps no man now living has
had more bitter experiences In that
great movement than this veteran
who today Is 81 years of age, and
who many times braved death fight
ing for the causo which held the
attention of the world nt that tlm.
This veteran of the Fenian move
ment was a member of tho band of
political convicts along with John
Boylo O'Reilly, who sailed on the
final voyage of tho last prison ship
sent out from an English port to
penal colonics In a far distant land.
Although hilng reached four
score years, Mr. Wilson still retains
an almost wonderful memory of his
experiences, and his Interesting
tales of his work for tho Fenian
cause, his trip on the ship to Aus
tralia the prison there and tho har
rowing escape to America, hiue
been heard by hundreds of eager
and sympathetic listeners.
According to tho story told by
Mr. Wilson, the Fenian movement
was set on foot, and although he
wore the Queen's uniform he
Joined the Irish Revolutionary
Brotherhood and was determined
to fight to the bitter end. John
Boyle O'Reilly at that time was a
member of the Tenth Hussars. ftnd
he also Joined the movement in
spite of the uniform he wore.
"The rising was planned for De
cember, 1865." said Mr Wilson to
a New Star reporter. "James
Stevens, recognized leader, had ob
tained 10,000 stands of arms In Bel
gium, with Which to equip tho
brotherhood. Stevens pleaded de
lay until more arms could be se
cured. This delay proved to be
fatal to the uprising.
"All those who were closely
Identified with the uprising were
Confident of success. In our ranks
were men who had fought In your
Civil War, and having had experi
ence, were looked upon as real
leaders for such a movement.
"But our plans failed, and with
seven other men who hud been ar
rested and tried I was sentenced to
be shot. The charge against me
was desertion. After an appeal by
our counsel we were granted com
mutation of sentence, being con
demned to life Imprisonment In
After serving many months In
different English prisons and being
subjected to almost every kind of
brutality, we were ordered In Oc
tober, 1S6S, to be transported to
Australia on the convict ship IIou
gomont To avoid possible Inter
ception by rescue vessels, the mas
ter oJJ the ghip sailed her far out
of her usual course.
"Before I left the English shoro
I had been branded by the prison
authorities with "D. D " with a red
hot Iron Just under the heart Be
fore this seared flesh healed I was
put to work on the hand pumps,
which caused an irritation, and
when healing again almost oblit
erated tho mark. When this be
came obliterated I was forced to
go through the same ordeal of be
ing branded by a red-hot iron.
"Arriving off the coast of Aus
tralia, we were placed In barges to
be rowed anhore, but that we might
not obtain any Idea of the lay of tho
land wo wore battened down under
heavy tarpaulin covers. Soon after
landing we were separated into two
different parties and sent out to dig
trenches, cut trees and build roads.
At that time the Island of SS. Peter
and Paul had not b?en developed
I was sent up a hundred miles to
Wlllams River, where our party
was housed In huts.
"Thore were 320 convicts on our
ship, sixty-four of whom were Irish
political prisoners. Somo of the
other classes of prisoners had re
ceived short sentences, nnd, obtain
ing ticks ts-of-leave, b reduced the
outside parties that we political con
victs were drawn into the prison,
"Ono day a man came to tho
prison and was brought into the
i hapel to see us. Furtively he askod
if we would nt like to see tho first
number of the new paper. He
showed us the Irish World. In which
I observed the address of O'Dono
van Rossa OD Courtland street. New
York. Bearing this In mind. I
resolved to write. I had to be very
careful, for It was a serious matter
If one of us should be caught w ith
h pencil. We were searched every
time we came out of our cells, and
the latter were gone over carefully
by the officers three times each day
to discover If we had writing mate
rials. "The letter was secretly sent to a
man by the name of Franco Calla
hon who lived In Freomantlo. Ho
copied It to secure legibility and sent
It under lnclosure to Rossa, who for
warded It to Devoy. The latter Im
mediately made preparations for the
expedition which was to effect our
rev. ,,. I bad given full particulars
of the situation at Freemantle, so
that whatever was attempted might
be done Intelligently.
"A fund of something like $40.
000 was raised in America The
whaler Catalpa was purchased and
Captain George S- Anthony of New
Bedford was engaged as martcr.
This was In 18T3. Devoy got word
to the prisoners that something was
being done for us, but said ho did
not dare to go Into particulars.
"For two long, weary years, dur
ing which time we were obliged '.o
put up with all kinds of trj.ng
hardship, we waited for this some
thing to materialize. Our work dur
ing this Interval was for the most
part out In the blazing sun, break
ing stones. We could obtain but
very little water and wc never had
enough to eat. We were placed un
der very dose espionage from the
fact tjKit John Boyle O'Reilly had
made his escaped to America.
"One of our men. named Foley,
had obtained a pardon after serving
five years Of his terms and ha 1 tak
en work In a lead mine at Cham
plan Bay. He was made 111 by that
work and was admitted to the pris
"Being a good horseman I was
made a trusty and given the caro
of a race horse which belonged to
the doctor In charge of our prison.
Every day I exercised the 'Shah' up
anil down the beach for a mile, my
red striped sleeve being a passport
whenever a guardsman was met.
One morning, Foley, the man in
the Poorhouso, came to me and
said there were two or three
strange men at Maloney'a Hotel at
Freemantle. Two days later ho
brought mo a note from them.
They were John Welsh from En
gland, and a McCarthy from Cork.
They had been sont out to help us
and brought 1,000 In British gold.
Neither of them had heard of the
American movement. Shortly aft
erwards, we received word that the
Catalpa, which was ostensibly on
a. whaling voyage, had arrived at
Bunbury for supplies. We waited
for other Information, and one
morning as I was riding by a
clump of bushes, I heard a whLstlc.
and stopping was called to come
to tho trees. When I gave my
name, a stranger stepped Into view
and told me that he was John
Collins, and Devoy had sent him to
meet me. Collins was In reality
Supplied with 6 with which to
secure forged papers. I told Bres
lin of tho two English and Irish
agents. He refused to Join forces
with them, feeling that they were
epVs. or that the Catalpa expedi
tion might be bungled. The other
men with Breslin were "apt.
Thomas Desmond and John Jonen,
the latter passing Bt Freemantle
as a Mr. King.
"On Easter morning in 1S76, I
was notified that a rescue was to
be attempted the next morning.
Tho party to be taken off tho
Island was made up of Mlohael
Harrington. Thomas Darragh.
Martin J Hogan. Robert Cranston.
Thomas H Hassett and myself.
"Each of us had a forged order
permitting us extraordinary liberty
on the chosen day of deliverance.
That night we bade the other poli
tical convicts good-bye and pre
pared for our flight.
"Quickly driven down to the beach,
we Jumped into a whaling boat In
readiness for us anV shoved off. It
was only about twenty minutes later
when the pollco were on Hie beach.
Wc rowed across the bay to get out
to sea and narrowly escaped a trap.
The fall of the tide was but four
feet and It was on the ebb. Aa we
crossed the ledrre at the mouth of
the bay our keel dragged upon It.
Ten minutes later we could not have
helped being securely bottled In.
'It was 11 o'clock when we
ahoved off. Gaining the open water,
we rowed down tho coast to mislead
our pursuers until darkness set In.
wh-u Captain Anthony turned the
prow toward the ... ,1 and set his sail.
Although built to accommodate
seven men, wc had sixteen aboard,
and the little craft was down al
most to tho edge of the gunwales.
"When day broke We discovered
.1 thin lino of smoke in the distance.
Breslin, through the glass, made her
out to he tho man-of-war Geor
gette. She had been out all night
looking for us. Captain Anthony
bade us crawl under tho thwarts
and he covered us with the sail.
"The Georgette steamed so near
ua that, as I lay on my back. I could
see the lookout In the 'crow's nest '
We were so low down, however,
that he did not pick us up, When
he ship got well by. wc resumed
rowing and seeing the Catalpa in
the distance made for her.
"As 111 luck would have It, a
revenue cutter under full sail came
near us and threatened to cut us
off from our ship. Chief Mate
Smith, aeeing our dilemma, brought
the Catalpa about and stood In to
ward the shore, so that wo ran un
der her quarter and directly to the
davits. The hooks were made fast
and In a moment we wore hauled
up to the deck and the boat secured.
"When the cutter rounded tho
ship our boat was not to be seen.
Breslin stepped to tho side and
shouted out to the commander of
the cutter, 'Give our compliments
to Governor Robinson. Tell him wo
are off to Yankee Land.'
We have not done with you
yet! We will pay you another vls
iC came back tho reply frmn tho
"Wo mado flow progress. It
seemed hours Instead of minutes
that were passing. To add to our
discomfiture, a dead calm overtook
us at 3 o'clock In the morning. We
feared the return of the Georgette
and Captain Anthony and Chief
Mate Smith made preparations for
boarders. Big logs of wood with
which the whale oil kettles wore
heated nnd old grindstones were laid
alongside the upper works to be
thrown into the small boats, whllo
whale lances, rifles and revolvers
were got In readiness.
"We fugitives armed with rifles
were ord n d to go below. Pres
ently I heard the sip,' 'sip' 'sip,' of
a solid shot as it danced over the
tops of the waves Immediately fol
lowed by the boom of a cannon. It
was the Georgette's first shot across
our bows. Then came tho hail:
'Bark ahoy. Heave to.'
'What for?" asked Captain An
thony. " 'You have six prisoners of the
" "I have no prisoners on this
ship." replied Anthony. 'All here are
" -Will you heave to?'
" Til blow your mast out then.
I'll give you a "luarter of an hour to
think it over.'
"Captain Anthony came to where
we were lying and told us we were
In a light place. He explained to
us that his punishment would be
light, but If we were recaptured
We would surely be hangd. as We
were prisoners escaping under arms.
Would wc surrender or would we
"We lost no time in agreeing thnt
it would be a fight to a finish.
whereupon Captain Anthony said HD tttm
Good! That Is Just what I ex- tttm
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that we heave to and that he be IB isfl
allowed to send n party aboard. ltW
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