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"The Widow Who Marries Again Is Paying a Compliment to Her Deceased HusbancT
The call's Magazine abd Fiction Pages
From Lucille s
s Diary »
FOR weeks mother has been urging
me to goto see Aunt Molly Wren.
She is not my aunt at all, but a
rather depressing old family friend
who is never well nor very cheerful..
"Really. Ladle," mother said to me
this morning, "it's a shame for you to
neglect Aunt Molly as you do. She
was so fond of you and so indulgent
when you were a little girl, and I
think now you should pay her a little
TH so to see her this very day," I
When 1 got to thinking how stuffy
b«r little flat is, however, it seemed
to me unwise to go there on a hot
afternoon, particularly as I had a the
ater engagement with a delightful
new acquaintance. Walter Cox. I think
it such a mistake for a girl to be tired
or out of sorts when she is going
somewhere with a young man. The
least she can do is to be bright and
entertaining. I always make it a point
not to allow myself to become in
volved in any household or other af
fairs during the day that will fatigue
"Don't you think," I asked mother,
that Aunt Polly would enjoy a motor
ride a good deal more than a visit
from me? It would refresh her and
give her something pleasant to think
about afterward."
"Yes, but I really don't feel, dear,
that we are justified in hiring an auto
mobile. You know your father has
asked me to keep down expenses this
"Oh, mother," I said, "I do grow so
tired of everlastingly hearing about
keeping down expenses. But don't
worry, for I intend to ask Arthur
Knight to lend me his car."
Arthur was lovely about the ma
chine. He did hesitate, at first, for
he had heard his mother say some
thing about using it, hut when I told
him that I was not borrowing it for
mv own pleasure, but to take a poor,
old feeble friend out for an airing, he
seemed touched at my thoughtful
ness. So he said that he would ar
range to have his chauffeur call for
Aunt Molly was delighted at .the
idea of a long ride. First, however.
I had to stop down town and do an
"Aren't we going to have the top
up?" asked Aunt Molly When we were
"Oh, no," I replied. "We'd miss
half the benefit of the ride with the
top up. We can get more air and
"But the sun is very severe, I-ucile,"
she objected.
"You won't feel it at all when we
When we got down town \ asked
the chauffeur to stop at the • Bhop
where I wished to change a pair of
gloves that I had bought the day
before. Then, telling Aunt Molly that
I wouldn't be more than a moment, I
ran into the store. I had trouble in
getting fitted to the particular kind
of gloves I desired, and when at last
I succeeded, I remembered that I
needed a new veil. While at the veil
counter I met Carl Bates, who hailed
"This is great luck for me," he ex
claimed. "My sister asked me to get
her a blue motor scarf and I've been
floundering around among all these
blue billows until I'm nearly seasick.
Do come to my rescue and pick one
shaded one. I told him * laughingly
that I really envied his sister, for it
was such a beauty that any girl would
be delighted with it. After I had
ices. I protested that I ought not to
take the time, but he declared that
we both needed refreshment after our
arduous shopping and that he would
be quite unhappy if I proved obdurate.
So, of course, I went, saying that I
could spare only a few minutes.
I was astonished when as we sat
down at the table Carl unwrapped his J
parcel and displayed two scarfs.
"You are not to be envious of my
sister Gertrude." he said, "when
"How perfectly sweet of you and
how clever of you to get it without
my suspecting at all," I said.
As I threw it over my motor bonnet
to try the effect I caught sight of
some one in the mirror opposite look
ing at me fixedly. It was Arthur
Knight's mother! How awkward that
was! I immediately looked away, hop
ing that as she is quite near sighted
she had not recognized me. I told
Carl that I really must hurry away,
and made him leave me at a door dis
tant from the one where Aunt Molly
was waiting, for I feared she might
be irritated by what was really un
"Luclle," she cried when I appeared,
"I've been afraid something had liap
: aed to*yoU. I've worried myself ill."
two hours. A policeman lias made us
movt twice, and I have a dreadful
y cj* ccusi.ua iiy to bemoao her
As it is with most amusements, there is a good and a bad side to
the latest forms of dancing, but the much maligned Tango, which is as
different from the .original Turkey Trot as night is from day, contains
nothing but grace and refinement of movement when danced correctly.
To those who abhor the vulgar, but enjoy the beautiful side of modern
dancing, this article will specially appeal, described as it is by a popular
and widely known terpsichorean expert in Mr. Santley.—EDlTOß.
ran you dance the two-step, and can you dance the waltz?"
I S So went the oUi song. Tint the question before us today is:
If you can not dance the new dances you may as well learn, for
they have come to stay—and we are all anxious to be up to date. Now
the minute we see a clever new step we go to some secluded corner
and try it out. But mere looking on is not a sure school for gaining
knowledge of the turns and glides of the dance a la mode.
Joseph Santlcy has invented a delightful new Tango, and he is
almost as clever at describing his steps as he is graceful in twirling
them out on the stage of Lew Fields' Forty-fourth street music hall,
f think you will find that the little dance invented by the young star
of "When Dreams Come True" is exactly the thing you want to add
to your repertoire of modern dancing. •
Here is a careful description of it, and a guide to it by the in
ventor himself:
"To the amateur dancer I would >ay: Tn the first place and in
the second place and in all the places that you can count, get good,
swinging music. Music comes first in all the modern dancing. The
best way to dance is to have
priori cftrhv nvisir and a pond
"The real tango —the Tango
Argentine—is not a ballroom
dance. Any way, you do not
often see it danced without mod
ification in this country. But
This little curtsey step ends the dance very gracefully. In
this the inner feet are used—the man's left and the girl's right.
Swing forward on the inner feet, and drop the weight to the bent
outer knee. The arms separate and describe a little serrficircle at
: waist height.
it makes a splendid basis, and part of its steps arc used and worked
into the movements of my dance.
"Of course, I use the characteristic Tango position.
"The girl is at the right. The steps are always begun with the
outside foot—'her' right and 'his' left. The position is almost like
that for the waltz, only you face forward, looking toward the out
stretched hands—girl's right and man's left.
"Xow here is an attractive step made on a count of four: (1) Step
forward on to the left foot; (2) advance on to the right foot; (3)
slight hop on right foot, at the same-time bringing the left foot up on
a line with the right knee and rather close to that knee; (4) end the
figure with a pointed kick with the left foot. This means a kick with
down pointed to#. Repeat this figure three times, forming a semi
circle during your progress. This is arranged according to my own
steps; the girl starts on her right foot, of course.
"Xow go on taking the next steps on a count of six: (1) Step
forward on the left foot. (2) Advance on to the right foot. (3) Swing
left foot across in front of the right foot, while you are taking a*
hopping step backward with your right foot and following closely with
The Right to Forget
j has tasted the joy of married life I
i I I and known the desolation of be
and known the desolation of be- ,
reavement—writes me:
"Do you think it wrong for a
woman to wish to marry again? I
loved my husband dearly and mourned
his death, but now. after nearly
I seven years. I feel the need of a
j man's presence. But, unfortunately,
I see few men, and can not make ad
"l do not long for wealth —only
enough to get along comfortably. I
am not unattractive, and I love home
life, but the loneliness of trying to
make a home for only one is appall
ing. Would lt be wrong to my hus-
One can not live with the dead, and
1 the greatest of all authority says.
One turns from a grave inconsol
able, sure that the sting of bereave
| ment will always remain—that the
| headache. So I made up my mind
that it is not worth while trying to
give pleasure to a person with such
1 hope that Mrs. Knight did not
I she did lam sure she would not miss
j the opportunity to say something dis
agreeable to Arthur about my being
! there with Carl Bates when I had
asked for the car to take a sick friend
out. She seems to take delight in
trying to put me In a bad light with
Mm. (if course, I can make Arthur
> understand how it happened, but I
1 detest making tiresome explanations.
sun will never shine again—that one
has known laughter and joy for the
last time.
But the days come and go, and each
one brings its little quota of forget
fulness. New interests arise, hope
springs up again, tomorrow begins to
look less dreary, and very, very soon
those who had wished they could stay
in the cemetery with the one who
went before are realizing that life is
dear and Bweet, and there is much left
to live for.
The most selfish person in the world
is the one who hangs over a grave
for life. It is an attitude which says:
"Kespect my sorrow. Others may have
had sorrow, hut no one has known
sorrow like unto this," and it is an at
titude more often taken by women
than by men.
Men are more philosophical, saner
and healthier minded. They want to
get away from a grief. A woman
loves to linger. Before men expend
any emotion, they want to be sure
that the expenditure will bring re
sults, that lt will change things.
Resignation fn nothing more than
the discovery that the wall against
which one Is beating one's head is
I arder than the head. A man makes
this discovery sooner than a woman,
and soon desists. A woman will go
on beating her head with a dull, mo
notous tom-tom-torn of protest to
the end of her days.
The futility of mourning is not the
only argument against its encour
agement. There is the further argu
ment that every unattached person in
A New, Refined Tango, Invented and Described
for Ballroom Use by Joseph Santley
Swing left foot in a semicircle from its position immediately
in front of the right foot to a point well back. In this both knees
arc bent, the right foot on the floor bearing the weight of the
body. The toes of the left foot rest on the floor with the knees
close to—but not touching—the floor.
the left. (4) With the feet in the same position, take another step
tfackward with the right foot, following up closely with the left. (5)
Now swing left foot in a semicircle from its position immediately in
front of the right foot to a point well hack. (This position is some
what as if you were curtseying. 1 In this both knees arc bent, the
• right foot on the floor bearing the weight of the body. The toes of
the left foot rest on the floor with the knee close to, but not touch
ing, the floor. (6) Rise erect on the right foot, swing the left foot for
ward in a semicircle to a standing position, bringing the heels to
gether. Repeat the parts of these figures three times. Again the girl
takes the identical steps, but starts on the right foot.
"When you have mastered these steps, try combining them into
figures of your own. Why, pretty soon I'll have you all inventing
Brown and Smith Tangos to rival my own Santley Tango."
But to rival the Santley Tango will not be easy, for the joy of
youth and the joy of life and the clean grace of young manhood com
bined with a real knowledge of dancing make it a very charming
dance. And for *the encouragement of the beginner, let me add that
Joseph Santley has acquired all his grace and ease in dancing in just
three, years.
time becomes a problem to his or to
her relatives. And this is ln a meas
ure true no matter what the financial
condition of the one left alone
A lover of lovers discovered in
happy rhyme that this world is built
for two; the little garden seats are
for two, the little swings hold only
two, there Is room ln the little beat
for just two, and the little paths are
just broad enough for two to walk
together. Had this lover of lovers
gone further Into nature's plan,, he
would have learned that this world
Is built for two In more than its
romantic aspects.
Every home is for two primarily.
Every burden, every humiliation.
I'veiy joy that comes to a home was
meant to be divided by two. The
sorrow is too great to bear, tbe humil
iation too bitter to endure, and the"
joy loses half Its flavor when experi
enced by only one. When the chil
dren have grown and iiuve left the
nest, one could not ask a greater boon
'of life than that the original two be
left'together to live life over again in
mutual memories.
The woman who wrote this letter
has mourned tier husband seven years.
1 contend that is six years too long.
She would have shown no disrespect
to his memory had she married 'again
long before this, and, on the contrary,
would have paid him the compliment
of having so thoroughly enjoyed her
experience as> a wife she was* not
afraid to repeat it.
She has known love, and learned
that the price a woman must pay ln
This is the
reverse step in
which the
partners dance
away from the
arms instead
of following
It is step 4 in
figure 1, and
consists of a
, little kick
down pointed
greater responsibilities and self-sacri
fice is not too great for value re
ceived. She would pay tlie price again,
and pay it in a happiness she has not
known in seven years.
It is the natural woman's instinct to
want a mate, and the woman who de
nies it is unnatural. Either she is
suppressing the cry of her heart or
there is something about her that is
I want this woman to "let the dead
bury their dead," "and take all the joy
she can find In the living, remember
ing always that if a woman is just
kind and loving to those about her she
is doing infinitely more for the
world, to say nothing of her own sal
vation, than if she kept her face
turned to the wall and sent up a per
petual chant of woe. '
♦ —— j*.
♦ e
llere's a funny advertisement in
the taper: "Wanted, an apprentice,
partly outside and partly befiind the
If the bOSS ever shut the door she'd
lose her position.
* ■* *
A train slowed up at a busy country
station and a man was seen to put his
head excitedly out of the window.
"There's a Human in here fainted!"
he cried. "Has any one got any
brandy or whisky? Quick!"
Some one in the crowd on the plat
form handed him a bottle. He un
corked it frantically, put lt to his
in I i.nd took a noble pull.
"Ah," he sighed, "that's better. It
always did upset me to see a woman
55 The 8
..pOME of those Paris dollS ( has
X a swell time of it, don't they,
George?" said the Manicure
Lady. "I was just reading about a
Miss Fifi Foo-Foo, or some silly
name like that. She is one of the
leading Paris beauties this season,
the. stories go, and is much sought
after. The piece I was reading told
about one day of her life, which Fifi
goes through something like this:
"In the morning she arises and
takes a bath in champagne. Then
she breakfasts on a dainty biscuit,
three strawberries and the tongues of
two Australian peacocks. After Fifi
has ate all she can for the time being,
she reads her mail, which I suppose
is mostly mash notes from some of
those dear Parisians, and then she
rests for an hour while she has her
nails did and her hair dressed. Then
she dresses for luncheon, and after
she has went to the eats once more
she is whirled away in a electric
runabout for her afternoon drive
along the Bois de Bologna or some
other name that Sounds like a butch
er's ad.
"The story says, George, that all
along the course of this drive she is
spoke to by hundreds of the gayer
young and old men of Paris, and that
she speaks back now and then, and it
tells how* the poor simps that she no
tices nearly swell up and bust with
pardonable pride. Honest to goodness,
George, if I were a full grown gent it
would take more than a nod from
some Fifi to make me throw out my
chest, but I suppose tlie French people
have their own way of being amused,
so Fifi is coming into great prom
inence, according to the papers."
"I don't think that she is half so
happy as a girl like you," said tin-
Head Barber.
"If you have got lt into your head
that life is a sweet song for me you
ran get it right out again," said the
Manicure Lady. "I don't see where
you figure that I am a chirping song
bird. George. I have had to dig away
at nails all summer, barring a little,
two weeks-' vacation, and it looks like
a long, hard winter, too. Look at the
difference between one day In the life
of Kirl, the Paris doll, and a day in the
life of me, the beautiful manicure
"In the morning I arise, the same as
she does, but there our roads divulge,
as the novelists say. I take a bath,
but not in champagne. No, George,
not even in domestic champagne.
Water right from the faucets, any
temperament I want it, to be sure, but
just water. Then I dress hastily, and
breakfast on some American bread,
toasted, and a couple of dainty pork
chops. Then I am whirled away in
the subway to my office, where nearly
as many gents speaks to me in a day
as speaks to Fifi, and Just about as
dippy gents, too. I don't have any
mail to answer, much, and if I ever
got a ride along the Bols de Bologna
I wouldn't know how to hold my
hands. After a long day listening to
simps that don't know what ocean
San Francisco is on, I am whirled
away again on the same subway, and
go home to dinner, where I usually
spend the evening with the old gent
and mother if I ain't asked out to see
a problem play. That Is a leaf out
of my calendar, George."
"You are better off than Fifi, just
the same," declared the Head Barber.
"You haven't got a name like hers,
"No," agreed the Manicure Lady. "I
suppose the neighbors do talk about
her something scandalous."
Do not use too much force in polish
ing shoes. A gentle brushing with
a soft brush is better than the vigor
ous work of the "bootblack. Never
allow the thick crust of blacking on
your shoes. Wash It off occasionally
and apply a little castor oil; then
polish over in an hour or two.
A towel attached to the kitchen
apron saves many steps for the busy
woman. Hem a good sized square of
linen and sew a loop of tape on one
corner. Slip this loop over the apron
band, and you will always have a
; toWel ready for wiping the hands
I upon.
When lining a basin with pastry
for a beefsteak pudding, cut a piece
of the pastry away from the bottom
about the size of a half dollar piece;
then put the meat in, and the pud
ding will take an hour less to cook
than if there were no hole In the
For getting rid of black beetles in
the kitchen, mix thoroughly together
equal parts of sifted sugar and plas
ter of Paris. Place the powder in lit
tle heaps on the floor, where the
beetles mostly come. In a short time
they will all have disappeared.
Before putting on a pair of new kid
gloves, warm them by a fire. They
will then be more supple, and it will
be easier to fit them on without risk
of tearing them.
| The Girl Who Paints
j A Valuable Talk With Pretty Ruth Shepley on the Miss
5 Who Foolishly Disregards Her Natural Charms
\ for Pigments
Miss Ruth Shepley
LIKE you!" said Ruth Shepley.
I "You have no paint on your
face! Oh, what is the matter
with the girls of today? Is it their
minds or their Ideals that are all
"One or both, I think —or they
would not tint their faces to rain
bow hues, and then complacently
march out to show the world the Im
modest result.
"Yes, immodest! For I think paint
ing- the face and wearing waists that
are only cobwebs and not waists at
all equally immodest. Immodesty
means advertising your charms—and
it Isn't charming—not one bit!"
I sat back and prepared for an in
teresting and unusual chat. We were
in Ruth Shepley's cozy dressing room
at the Gaiety theater. The time was
between acts of that jolly farce,
"Nearly Married."
And my heart was in the interview
with this delightfully pretty girl—
whose clear pink tinted skin, firm
white flesh, soft masses of brown
hair and marvelous long lashed gray
eyes were enhanced by her honest,
earnest willingness to give me* (and
you, too, little sisters) the benefit of
her worth while Ideas.
For Ruth Shepley has ideas —spelled
this Way: I-D-E-A-S.
"Do you know I often wonder what
will become of the next generation—
and the one after that! lam afraid
we will be a race of consumptives if
we are not very careful. Just think
of the way girls stand —chest sunk
in and stomachs protruding. ' That
chokes the lungs and gives them no
chance to supply themselves and the
lungs with good, fresh air.
"Then consider thin stockings and
pumps as protection against pneu
monia on a rainy fall day! The
present fashion of waists of cobweb
tissue hurts health and modesty alike.
"Now, I think beauty is wholesome
health, plus modesty, plus natural
"Eight hours of sleep every night,
simple food, interests to keep you
from getting morbid and plenty of
The Imperator, the German liner
on which an outbreak of flre occurred
recently, is practically a new vessel,
having sailed on her maiden voyage
ln June last. She is the largest liner
in the world. She is 920 feet 6 inches
ln length over all, including the fig
urehead, or 911 feet without it; 880
feet long between perpendiculars.
measured on deep load line; 90 feet
broad, and 63 feet deep from the up
per edge of the upper deck beams to
the upper edge of the keel amidships.
Her displacement, fully laden, is 57,
--000 tons; her draught 35 feet 6 inches,
her deadweight capacity 12,000 tons,
and her gross registered tonnage 52,
--117 tons. On the basis of this last
figure she is 6.792 tons larger than
the Olympic, which at present, of
ships actually in commission, Is her
nearest rival.
She has been described as an 11
story floating palace. Her luxuries
include winter garden, electric eleva
tors, summer houses, theater, gym
nasium, Ritz restaurant, swimming
baths, ballroom, telephones, "cottage"
cafe. The swimming bath is a copy
of one unearthed at Pompeii, with
mosaic pavements. The first class
dining room, in the Louis XVI style, is
300 feet long.
brisk walking ought to keep health,
in order. Be sure and get enough
sleep—eight hours is necessary to re
build and relax after a day"s work.
Then walk —a mile the first day, two
the next and so on, until you can just
sprint off your 10 miles. Flowing
blood and red cheeks will result. The
Scotchman can digest his oatmeal be-jr
; cause he is out in the bracing air so
■ much that his system can • conquer
anything. Plenty of sleep and plenty
of air assimilated during long tramps
in all kinds of wind or weather will
make you capable of digesting oat
meal. Try it.
"Then be modest. Modify the fash
ions to suit yourself as to beeoming
ness and decency. No girl can be
I really pretty if her immodest clothes
• are arousing thoughts that are not
I pretty. For 'beauty is in the eye of
j the beholder!'
"Now, a sweet, happy face, glowing
I with health and free from 'Weariness,
i must rise above a modestly dressed
body. We agree, den t we? And for
j a final touch to the beauty we are
trying to create, 1 would add that as
the face is natural and free from the
artificial aid of paint and powder—
the manner most unaffected—honest
and natural, too."
"Third act!" boomed a warning
voice. I hated to leav*. this girl,
whose wholesome health and sweet
modesty bloomed in natural beauty.
Do you blame me?
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It is now such an easy matter to
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A thick paste made with a little
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