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K' 6 GOOD WI N'S WEEKLY.
H , DR. MARY WALKER, TANGOIST B ' H Dr. Mary Walker has a now excuse for her B old ery, "Cut out the skirts!" In the vernacular H of the day that is the next step in the evolution H of dancing, according to the famous Washington H woman who simply won't wear them. Hj The dear lady does not mean we are not to H have fascinating femininity present when we do H the grapevine with the double dip or slide a sub- H' tie variation into the caterpillar glide. She H wishes to be taken literally. She objects to the H clinging garments that handicap her hesitation, H tangle her tango and mess up her maxixe. She H is eighty-one years old and hasn't worn dresses H for over sixty years. Now she is demonstrating H to startled Washington that the new dances jus- H tify her lifelong light against the clothing of her H Nothing in official life at Washington has up- H set the nativesquite so much as the spectacle of B Dr. Mary Walker, "the grand old woman," of the H National Capital, the original new woman and H the pioneer of women suffrage, c'ad in her fa- H miliar block trousers, or pants, as she prefers B them called, doing the "Dr. Mary Walker Glide H at the slightest provocation. iShc is the only HP woman in the United States, she asserts, who H knows the real joys of the new dance steps, be- H cause she is the only woman in the United States H to whom congress has granted permission to wear H the bifurcated garment. Other women wear H slashed skirts but, according to Dr. Mary, they H do not know the first note in the sexery of free- H "The modern dances are not immodest any H more than were the old round dances," declares H Dr. Walker. "I have long contended that wo- H men's clothes were dangerous on the dance floor, H and there is nothing which will make the women H of this country come to their senses and dun H proper attire so quickly as will the need of proper H attire in dances H "See now when I stoop in the dress reform H dip there is none of my leg exposed; but take H the little girl who is dancing with me. She is H wearing one of those narrow skirts, and it is B impossible for her to keep it from slipping up H and exposing her knees. The dress reform for B women which I have advocated for many years H is sure to come, for it is sensible, and woman is M at last finding herself." H Dr. Walker is not only an ardent follower of H the present school of dancing, but has invented H several numbers herself, among them being the H Mary Walker glide and the dress reform dip. H Her first appearance as a dancer was made at a M private dance given by the Women's Democratic M club in Washington not long ago. Since then she H has gladly danced on numerous occasions for H private exhibitions and at social affairs. She m dances principally with women, though the sex H of her partners makes little difference to the m well-known doctor, as she dances equally well N with a man or a woman. Neither, however, must S have tho slightest scent of tobacco about them, H for if there is one thing aside from a skirt which H Dr. Mary despises it is smoking. The odor of H the finest cigar Or cigarette" disgusts her and H makes her peevish. H Dr. Walker explains that she has taken par- H ticular interest in the dances of the day because H of the opportunity to demonstrate the superior- H ity of her manner of dress over that now in H vogue for women. Dr. Walker is still the quaini Bj little figure she has been for sixty years, wear- H ing her black trousers and frock coat and top H hat on all occasions, accompanied by a stick or M umbrella. For evening she wears stickpins, of H which she has a wonderful and varied collection; H also the two dCcorationB ; .nted to her by con gress for bravery as a surgeon during the Civil war, as well as a wrist watch. The watch Dr. Walker wears In a most unusual manner in the center of her left hand, the bracelet part being too big for her wrist. (She says that having the watch on the back of her hand is really most con venient. Dr. Walker's age seems to be of little concern to her, and she is quite as alert physically appar ently as she was. sixty years ago, when she gave the world an active jolt on dress reform. She is very seldom ill, and then dispenses with the services of a physician, ministering to her own needs. Once when suffering from a serious at tack of pneumonia Dr. Walker was taken to a hospital. It was very much against her will that she was taken to the institution, but when the authorities insisted upon her wearing what she described as a "frilly, flimsy, chilly, foolish night gown" instead of her pajamas Dr. Walker re belled, and still in a serious condition left the hospital and went to the home of a friend. So ardent an advocate of dancing has Dr. Walker become that she has recently posed for a moving picture firm. The pictures were taken on the terrace of the public library with the cap itol in the background and a hurdy-gurdy playing dance music for the celebrated dancer, because she declared that she could not possibly achieve the proper rhythm to the pictures without music. The little escapade attracted a large crowd of curious spectators, but that never caused Dr. Walker to lose her rythmic balance. THE CHORUS GIRL AGAIN If you were to be asked the question, offhand, which is subject to the greatest temptation, the chorus girl, the artist's model or the shop girl, the chances are ten to one you would answer the chorus girl, says the New York Telegraph. The idea generally prevails that she is the object of more temptation and insult than the girls in other walks of life that lead to bread winning, but the idea is wrong. Johanna Kristoffy, of the Aborn Opera company, who has had experience in all three of the above-mentioned occupations, bears out the statement, and declares the shop girl en counters the greatest temptations to lure her from the straight and narrow path. "I would a thousand times rather take the greater temptation in life of either the show girl or artist's model than stand behind the counter of a downtown store taking the petty annoyances and covert insults of the shop girl," she says. "iShe must bear many indignities simply by ig noring them, because her livelihood depends upon her keeping the position whereas in both the professions, if she has a voice or is at all good looking, she can assert her dignity and be respected." FOR A PLAY By Edgar Lee Masters. Love began with both or them so gently Meeting, neither thought nor looked intently. Afterwards her breath invoked the fire Breath to breath set burning their desire. Is there aught. in flesh or is it spirit Conscious of its kindred soul when near it? Woe to flesh or soul that's wholly wakened While the other's soul depths lie unshakened. How could she give him all sacred blisseB? Long embraces, in the darkness kisses? If she was not his all else forgetting Lovers gone and other loves' regretting? That was just the place her gold was leadened Flesh there too alive, co him all deadened. She could harp not to his playing wholly. 2iy Yet his heart strings trembled for her solely. So this love play hastened to the curtain . Each one spoke his lines in accents certain. I While at times behind the wings her glancetj I Warmed the prompter's treasonous advances. I Is there greater martydom than this is? You have staked your soul where the abyss is. You have given all oh sorry barter You have lit the fire for you the martyr. You will still love on, or turn to hating, Days depart, your heart stays in its waiting, Where's the blame? She gave her heart's half measure, All she had for all your soul's full treasure. What's the half to keep could you achieve it? What your treasure if you could retrieve it? Never more shall you again beBtow it, Now you have a song if you're a poet. Now you're ever dumb if song's denied you, You shall be more dumb than all beside you, While your soul is shaken by its torrents Dante songless in a Dante Florence. Age shall not make strong, nor deeper learning. Grief grows clearer with your eye's discerning. Pass the years, but oh the soil grows faster Richer for the roots of your disaster. EnuS the play for what is life but dying? What is love but fire forever crying? What your soul but love's pure carbon fuel? Love and life make ashes of the jewel! Reedy's Mirror. fas SALT LAKE THEATRE george d. pyper, Mgr. CLOSE OF THE SEASON Week Starting Monday, June 15, Matinee Wednesday and Saturday "As Dewey Sweet as an April Morning in Killarney" OLIVER MOROSCO OFFERS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDY IN THE WORLD Peg 0' My Heart BY J. HARTLEY MANNERS (LAURETTE TAYLOR'S PERPETUAL NEW YORK SUCCESS) WITH THE FOLLOWING REMARKABLE CAST J , Florence Martin Martin Sabine Joseph Yanner Maggie Halloway Fisher Jane Meredith Roland Hague Frazer Coulton, and others Prices, Evenings, 50c to $1.50 Wednesday Matinee,, 25c to $1.00 i