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Emiir_e_ift Aothority Gives E:_plajniai_i?-ii of Beauty?Piroper
BV .iOltJJ BM'IIETII WATKI.VS. Waahlngton, p, c., January yo, 1910. Beauty of tlm humun torm divlno has bncu the llfo study of Major Itoh crt W. Khufeldt, Medical Corps, United tjiatoa Army. blologlut and author, who nceds no Introductlon to tho reader ?who ls an artlat or r.avant. My toes ?'ould turn no other way but towarda hlm after I had takcn a chance gllmpsc nt a now work, "Btudlcs of the llutimn Form," bnflrlng hls name upon tho title page and nomc r,00 woflderftil nnd dnr ing prortucts of hls canicra between .Hh t/road covors. Havlng dlsentanglcd myself from the lahyrlnthlne mazes of Mount IMcasarit, I found hlm a Jolly and hospltablo hoat, wlth hls hcad a.dorned by a red fez and hla motith by a atogy a? crookod a8 Harry La.t der's cane, and almost aB long. And -what bcautv lt wafl that gazed down upon ua here, there and cverywhere h.auty, created not hy the brush and chlsel of man, but the Makcr lllmaelf nnd renected by tho crystal eye of the camcra. "Who Is the greatest American taeauty of to-day?" was my flrst shot. But the doctor dodged. "No, slr, I w?it not play the rolo of 1-arlB." he protested. "I might awar-l the applo to-day and then wish I had lt back to glve to somo n?w heauty met wlth even before your story got mto type. And, beBldett, my Venus ?would. T am Bure, be some one unheard of?no great actress, no Kraude dumr of society or that Bort." After he had thua parrled a dozen nr ?moro bf polnted Interrogatlons I finally hurled onc that came nearer the mark. Perfect Fetnlnlne rroportlom. "What Are The perfect proportlons for a woman?" "Ab there are no two women ln ihe world exactly allke In feature* or proportlonF. there can b. no natural Btandard, and any law we plea.se tn "x must hn eleastie. Or.at artlsts and anotomtfta vary In the 'e.-non' of pro? portion they have aet up as a basis for the normal female proportlons. But here are a few laws on whlch most of them ngrce: "The perfectly proportioned woman should be seven and a half times the helght of her head. ten tiinea the helght ot her fare. nlne tlmCB. the length of her hand* and from six to Feven times ihe length 0/ her foot. Th?* dlstance between her temples should he equal to- the length of her face. Her arma should be three tlme.? and her legs four times the length of her head. Her shoulders should be two heada wide, ;ind ihe upper and lower partH of her arm aml of her leg should be of equal length." Ovat l"nee the Mo?t Beautiful. "Kow, as to the perfect face, doctor? analyze lt for me." "Flrst let me say that mankind wears not the face to-day that lt wore yeare %go. nor will It ln the far future wear the same fare that now eharactorlzes the famlly as a whole. The form of the face Is an Inde* to Intcllectual ability and ..trength of character. Those wlth circular faee.? -tand lowest ln the feale In these respects, whlle oval or suboval faced women are, everything else being equal, the hlgh er typ.s lntellectually. Thus the cir? cular face predomlnates among the black and red races, and Is met wltii in some of the Orlcntal stocks. whlle the oval face prcvalls among the hlgh? er Indo-Kuropcans. I".?r? Moat Importnnl. "Now let us take up the fcatures In thelr order. In tndlcating the emo tlons agltatlng the mind the eyes play a more lmportant part than the other fcaturcs. The expresslon of the eyes depends largely upon thelr e.xternal FURTHER REDUCTIONS Just Prior to Inventory Inventory time with us is an annual value-giving epoch that stands alone in the mercantile world as the most auspicious occasion of its kind?a sale so broad in its scope, with price conces sions so great, that all traces of sane merchandising are lost sight of. We want the room for new spring goods shortly to arrive, and are therefore willing to make sacriflccs rather than carry over goods from onc season to another. t> Woraen's Suits $8.90.for $15.00 Suits $11.90.for $20.00 Suits $13.90.for $24.50 Suits $18.90_for $32.50 Suits Silk Waists $2.90.for $4.00 Waists $3.90_for $5.00 Waists $4.90_for $7.50 Waists Women's Coats $6.90_for $12.50 Coats $10.00_for $17.50 Coats $11.90_for $20.00 Coats $18.90. ...for $35.00 Coats Petticoats 69c. .for $1.00 Petticoats $1.00. .for $2.00 Petticoats $1.90. .for $3.00 Petticoats Women's Skirts $3.90.for S5.00 Skirts $4.90.for $7.50 Skirts $6.90.....for $10.00 Skirts $7.50-for $11.50 Skirts Fur Pieces $2.90 for $4.00 Fur Pieces $3.90 for $6.00 Fur Pieces $6.90 for $10.00 Fur Pieces Season's Final Clearance FurSets $10.00. .for $15,00 Fur Sets $13.90. .for $20.00 Fur Sets $23.50. .for $35.00 Fur Sets Women's Dresses $5.90..for $10.00 Dresses $7.90..for $13.50 Dresses $11.90..for $20.00 Dresses $16.50. .for $27.50 Dresses Misses' Suits $7.90...... for $15.00 Suits $11.90..... for $20.00 Suits $18.90.for $30.00 Suits Misses' Coats $5.90,...for $10.00 Coats $7.90_for $13.50 Coats $9.50T.. .for $15.00 Coats $11.90....for $20.00 Coats Children's Coats $2.90.for $4.00 Coats $4.90.for $9.50 Coats $3.90.for $6.00 Coats Negligees $1.25 for $2.00 Negligees $3.90.foi: $6.00 Negligees $5.90 for $10.00 Negligees $7.50 for $12.50 Negligees GEO. B. ROBSON, Mgr. 201 East Broad Street ?**mmqr0*mmi*mmmm appcnrJagoK. Thus durlng cxtremo an gcr or scvcrlty thn cynbrows contract, whllo the nyelldn stlffen and aro sonie what drawn lo, But to glvo beauty to thc cyes tho eye socliets slioukl be largo and deop rather than small, andj Iho beautlful eyebrow Is one, not too promlnent, ln whlch thc hnlr makes n perfect and gracoful nech, growlng ihlcker toward the nose and taperlng tt> a polnt fut lt passcn otit.ward. Heavy eycbrows aro snmetiinos consistcnt tvlth brunetto but never wlth blond typOH of beauty, while those which mergo over tho nose glvo a mascullne effect A? means of impartlng ex pi-fisslon the cyebrows ,may be com Pletely undor control of the wlll, nnd thoso skllled ln their aor.trol may "inploy t)1Cm to ?.Irniiliite varlous pa? elons and emotlons. Hnlr llfliik* Second/ "Next tp tho clmrm, the loveilncSs. ho fascinatlon of woman's eyca is tbe glory tho splondor tliat every over ot tlio ncx sees in a full sult of ustrous halr. A luxuriance of Jet. black halr devold of ul| unnatural ndornment h certalnly ??0 of the glorles of nature. But when It ls of a deep Tltlan red. wlth warm retle. lons ot golden hue, and ls abundant long soft. wavy and fine, thr-n Ihdecd have we somethlng- worthy of th0 g-'aze ot tbe c-^Ij.. Poftfa amJ ,over, be forglvefl for anythinjr they may say in pralse jf it. "Thn nose enters Into many of the moro powerful .-xpresislons of thc face whr-n agitated by a number of mental emotions. Moreover, lts form expresses strength or weakness of wlll, good or bad tpmper. Beauty demands that this feature should be Hlcnder and stralght. Among the rlark-Kklnned barbarlc races woll molded noses aro rare." The Moutli More IiitcrrntlrJK. "And thc mouth, doctor, do not ovcr look tliat.'* "By no means. for lt offers a far Wlder fleld of study than does tho nose. Indeed, the Ups caslly take rank among the most charming- features of a beau? tlful face, when they are prettlly pro portioned; while, on the other hand, When thln, pallld, stralght and consi.l erably produced from sldc to side. they are not glorlous to look upon. The con. tour llnes of tbe llps not only suggest jcharacter, but are constantly changing ? with age. Full llps are jnoro to be , admlrcd in dark-sklnned ?RuUes tlian j ln the blonde types, But beauty of tho j mouth depends to a large degree upon i the teeth. also. cspeclally thc regular t Ity and whltenc.13 of the four inclsois I in elthcr ja.w. whlch are the ter-th most i tre'iuently seen, and then the four ca nlnes, the two above and two below, whlch are next most eon.splcuous. But in ordlnary open smlle8 it Is tbe upper teeth alone whlch are vlsible. Yet those teeth which arc not ordlnarlly seen alter the exprnssion of the face. Thus, when back teeth are mlsslng. tho checks collapse. and as the teeth wear i oit, wlth age. thc lips become com \ pressed, while the no?e approach^s the j chin. the mouth widens and the skin fornis larger folds round thn cornT? j of the mouth. I can frequently tell 1 from a woman* face before I have seen I her teeth whether they are sound or i not. The Devtl In Hcr Kar. "Ears. although incapable of enter j Ing into lmpresslon of emotlon. are I yet qulte aj indlcatlve of character as is the eye, mouth or no3c. If a woman has a long. narrow and thln ear, fo ! suggestlve of the satanlc auriclc. there I is the devll lurklng somewherc. No organ Is superlor to the ear to estab llsh tho Identlty of an Indlvldual. fo* 1 lts fonn ls practically unchanglng throughout life, and the ears of two Perfect Arm and Torao. ? indlvlduals are never allke. "But, however perfect all of these features may be, there can bc no real beauty wlthout Intelllgence. There are thousands of barbarlc and semi-bar barlc beautleE?such as the Kamoan. Maori. Burmese, Farsee. Turkish, Per slan, Hlndu and Arablan girls?wlth flgures quite as perfect and features qulte as classtcally regular as those of the most beautiful women among our own people, yet they cannot hold the men of our Indo-European race. who soon abandon them and yearn fot women of greater intelllgence. "So much for tho face. Now one of the requlsltes of a flnely formcd wo? man is an even surface between the cheek and neck. Yet we but rarely meet with thi3 good point, for in a vast majority of cases the lower mar gln of the Jaw ls too well doflned. But a beautiful neck and shoulders depend largely upon physlcal training In girl hood, ajmed at" development of the muscles of the back, breast ajd should - ers. Few Wlth a Good Torso. "Few women of our raco aro now found wlth a torso Jtrunk) whlch would meet the requirements of any art standard. One of the few that I have found Is a young Swede. and this endowment has made her a favorlte model among New York painters and sculptors. It ls her boast that she never ln her llfe wore a corset." "You are, then, for dress reform?" "Yob. but I am eatistied that the liarm done by the corset to the feml nlne torso depends upon the klnd of corset worn. and whether' her bonea are- Btrong or frail and a few minor polnts. "The torso can be wonderfuliy beau? tiful in a great variety of types of women. and In so far as my establlshed standards are concerned, tve aro just aa likely to find theni in old as in young women, In small as ln lartra wo? men. or ln one race as in another. The parts most effective in lendlng the torso beauty ara the shoulders and hips, while its beauty js marred by curvature of the splne, promlnent mus? cles. collarboncs, shoulder blades, or too high and protuherant hips. Thls photograpn here shows a mark of great beauty, which is very rare among both men and women?a pair of 'sacral dim ples,' one on either sldo of the Bplno, just below the waist. Dr, c. II. Stratz. the noted Dutch authority on tho hu? man form, makes much of theso and photographs all that ho can find." M"BC"l?riry n? -, Defect. "Do not athletlcs sometlmes mar the beauty of our women?" "They do where thoy produco undua promtnence of tho muscles. -Rut some? tlmes thls ls not due to exerctae., but to heredlty, and there are many wo? men who can engago ln gymnaatics for an hour daily and produco a flno gen? eral museular development with in? creased rotundity of form and elas tiolty of movement Jneteafl of hard^nd promlnent muscles, "However well doveloped, a woman's forearm should never havo its muscles thrown Into promlnonco, while a man'a my be-como, and wlth advantago, aa blg as Sandow's. One of the most beautiful eomparJsons known to mo ot the male and, fi'male #arm i_ to be- seen ln pavld's palntlng of paf|s ftna H0icn, tn the touvre. ff I meet wlth a woman In whom the muscles bheome more or loss evldont when the arm ia powerful ly flcxed, I frequently know -lt to ho an indtcntlon-of tho vlndictlvo vlrngo and the same woman is apt to havo a round, hard. 'bossy chin nnd a stolM sturo, - ;-", '?' Tlio l-ilumtteil (iniHi, -The arm and hand rank next to tiie head as liistrumoiita of omotlonal cx Ipression. Thelr ovocv trinin^ cestifea Tlie "Corset Torso." ? ? has Its meanlng, and ls an index to the mlnd to which they are servant. Aud as age advances they seem to take on a very part of tho character of the possessor. Unreflncment, culture, mean. ness, music, power, vacillation. char ity, dexterlty. crlnie nnd worthlessness are each and all dlstinctly expressed in the hands, and when the entire arm ls seen to tho shoulder tho record is seen all the plalner. Did you ever note tha expresslon of power accumulated ln the arm and hand of Sarah Bernhardt? It ha3 been moldod by myriads of koen and reflned emottons passlng through lt for the best part of a llfe. And hora are photographs of some other perfect hands: Thls one show3 tho dlfference In the flst as made m-turally by man and woman, The man does not draw tho end of hls thumb so far Into the pulm, but more decidedly ovorlaps the points of tho index and middle flng.r.. Ono of the great beautie.. of tho hand ln thla other ploture ls the promlnonce on each of tho llttlo emlnencos inside tho flnger tlps. The perfect hand ls one-nlnth the longth of tho body and tapore gradually to well ourvoa nalls, whlch should bo longer than they are broad, A llne drawn from the top of tho borto of the upper arm should reach the end of the flrst tlnger when the arm ls turned wlth tho pulm backward, and the samo length of llno should ex? tend. to the end ot the thlrd flngar when the arm 1b turned wlth the ualm outward. ' "The perfect foot is more rare among clvllized women than the perfect hand. And how -hall we know lt when, by chance, we aeo It? Tho second too ox tendg beyond the great toe and h the largest. whlle tho thlrd too ia ahout as long as the blg one. And when set upon the ground the Instep should hc ? go. hlgh that a Uttle blrd could ult UU Idor lt." I DlKn&rec Moat n? ?" I'erfoet I-<-B. "And dellufi th? nerfeet le'g?'' , "That ls difflcuU, for ortlsla' .atand Reduced prices will contifiue to prevail all this week. A gen uine^wholesale slaughter of prices has really just cominenced, and every housekeeper who cxpects to buy Spring Furnishings and Floor Coverings will do well to take advantage of this opportunity to save almost one-half on thc original cost, and on LIBERAL TERMS Mattings 35c, 30c and 25c grades; special price. 19c MATTING RUGS. Size 3x6 feet. 49c MATTING RUGS. Size 6x9 feet.$1.49 It is wise, practical cconomy to pur? chase a "Direct Action" Gas Range No other is "just as good." The "Direct Action" is sold by us exclu sively. Carpets 75c Ingraln Carpct.39c 35c Ingrain Carpet.23c 30c Ingrain Carpct.19c 85c Ingrain Carpet.49c CARPET SWEEPERS.$2.50 Our 1910 Line of Go-Carts Is ArrMng Daily. This Rubber-Tired Fo!d ing Go-Cart, worth S1.9S; <P| OP special at. ?51 .t*0 mJT-HEt BIG STORE fe? irds of proportlon dlffer most wlth re ipect to tho lo-wer extremlties. Some lay that femlnlno lega should touch n four places whon brought normally :ogether without gTeat muscular ex ;rtIon, whllo others require that they ouch at but two polnts. "And now Just a word as to feml line beauty ln general. In the case of he best women of our Indo-European itock. ln whom obtains maxked beauty oj face and form assoclatec wlth lntelllgence, thelr beauty wlll en duro from earllest chlldhood untll tli? advance of senllity, provlded thero In tervenes no destructlve force as dls ease, lnjury, lnsanlty or poverty." "And you lnclude poverty?" "Yes, lndeed. Poverty ls beauty's greatest materlal enemy." 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