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The Omaha Sunday Bee Magazine Page Copyright, 1918. br Star Company. Great Britain Rlghta Reierved. m. liYoriari v i N tho eyes ot mout beautiful wo men nothing in moro Import ant than hur own beauty. Do ginning with tbo thrill of hor car Host consciousness of it, sho watches JU development with In creasing delight and' observes Its decadonco with feelings akin to terror, At aotno point boforo decad ence begins conies hor hour ot greatest beauty. At what ago does thnt supremo hour of beauty strike? Balrac, a consummato Judge of womanly charm, declared 'hat It is seldom at Its height boforo thirty. Nlaon d'Encjos, that prlzo beauty of the old French court and lltorary clrclps. who was so beautiful that she successfully defied tho conven tions during tho greater part of her life, was still beautiful at ninotyl Our own peerless Lillian IIUbsoII at fifty whUper It softly Is ouo of tho most beautiful women in tho world. To gazo upon her Is enoughno ono gives a thought to ker ago. Tbo beauty of Mrs. John Jacob Astor, mother of Vincent, the groat heir ot all tbo Asters, at forty, or thareabouts, la a boauty of world wlda celebrity. It hor hour ot beauty Iibb struck, and tho decline has started, the. latter circumstance dqes not seem to have been men tioned. Mrs, Robert Qoelet, who was Mlas Elf lo Wholas, Ir another eclobra'tod American beauty. At in tho neigh borhood of thirty all hoc beauty at tributes aoum to bo still devoloplng which makes her a remarkably In teresting demonstration rf Balzac's theory. Perhaps It thn nuthor ot the "Comodlo llumalno" had lived till now ho would, havo set tho supreme hour of beauty still, farther on, by ti or twenty years. The Instntico ot that other beau tiful American, formorly Mrs. Dan drldgo Spot 1, now tho wife of Count B. von Schonbrun nuckhclm, of Hungary, Is alinllnr. Has hor hour of y '"at bf ck whllo r-s-iHE ago ot beauty, varies with tho typo of 1 woman studied. Borne young girls of fourteen aro ex qulsltoly beautiful. ive look upon thorn with woudor and admira tion, and .think how romarkablo thoy will be at eighteen or twenty-two. Thon, at sixteen, their beauty begins to van lsh; they grow commonptaco, and tho dblcato lustre of tho skin disappears, and tho wholo ap pearance changes. Tho rare pastel soon looks llki a cheap chromo or a fadod ohotqgrahh; and the rare beauty ot fourteen Is an ordinary girl at seventeen. This typo ot woman does not re gain hor charm at a lator period, but rathor bo comes moro and raoru commonplace with each passing year. Again, the very plain girl of sixteen somotimos How Living Ham I n f : .SUAalr HBBBBBBK .v . K ' AW IWva TW, '-:MCBBBBBIBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBT she hovers about tho ugo of thirty, or aro her charm as portrayed by the Hun garlan artist, Jozla Koppay, still on the tncreaso? Portraits of tho English beauty, Miss Marjorlo Man ners, takon at tho ago of sixteen seemed to show per fections that years could not add to, Would artists or other connois seurs say thnt she Is moro or lcs beautiful now! On this pago four recogntzod ox ports discuss tho question ot wo man's hour of boauty In moro or loss detail Outr.on llorglum. tho colobrated sculptor: HarrUon Flali or, Uio distinguished illustrator; Lil lian Russell nnd Ella Wheolor Wil cox. Their vlows will bo road with Interest not only In this country but In Europe whoro tho subject Is bo Inp discussed. Ono nowspnpor, which put tbo matter to tho test of a popular vote, received ballots naming all tho years from flftoon to thirty-five. A working woman, who never hnd takon tlmo to consider whether sho was beautiful or not, bolloved that any woman, "It sho loves, and lives her dream, and If sho waits in bopo, enn remain attractive until she is flfty-nvo." , At tho ago ot nlnqty-tbreo tho lnudscnpo painter, IlnrplRnos, snys: "No man while still youuKcnnyot appreciate what Is ndmlrnblo.flnlm liable nnd unique In youth. Ho allows himself to bo captured by Uio artificial and oxtromoiy ques tionable beauty of women who aro inadu up and by tho attraction ot what In called tha charm given by oxpcrlonco, Lator ho learns tho difference, tho abyss that separates tho sham from tho true. Tho sover eignty ot human beauty Ilea In Itn simplicity, In Its limpid porfecUon that can onduro no Inroad by years, anxieties, disappointments or 111 honlth, "The only boauty that can bo ac centuated by tlmo Is tho boauty of things of nature, such as tho old Mrs. Ava Willing Astor, Who Is Most Beautiful at Forty-five. oak tree, whoso bos ses nnd crinkles aro as beautiful as tho tondor shoots ot tho young sapling. Women has thorcloro hor hour of beauty during youth from, my, 1C to 20." Bays Mr. Gabriel Forrlor, member ot the Fronch Institute and a master of tho Paris School of Flno Arts: "Tho hour of boauty Is by nature tho hour 'of lovo, for in my opinion beauty must bo tho croator of lovo, although happily lovo Is not always tho offspring ot beauty. Once upon a tlmo It lasted soma fifteen years nnd tho saying wns current, "A woman's buauty Is llko a flno fruit. It must not bo picked too lato.' and .Musset wrote, 'Womnn hai from nineteen to twenty-live to bo loved, from twenty-five to thirty to love for herself nnd tho rest of ho life fo Ood.' "Slnco Mussot'a days tho hour of beauty has been modlflod and pro longed, thanks to dressmakers and modistes nnd to tho over Increas ing exporlonco of women. I think I can truly say that In our days, whon wotnon havo bocomo masters The American Countess von Schonbrun Buckheim, Who Was Mrs. Dandridge Spottswood Fairest at Thirty. of tho art ot now to present them selves, tho hour of benuty sounds for a long, long tlmo. from twenty flvo to fifty. My models ofton glvo mo a proof that that Is true" "In lovo and in art from earliest youth to oxtromo old ago." snyB Jean Doucbor, tho Fronch Bculptor. "woman Is adorablo. But If a limit must bo sot. tho boauty of youth surpasses all otherB, lot ua say from sixteen to tnirty." ru. to ds "inere Are Jiven Beautiful Century Hants W-SL,KJESK blooms into amazing boauty at twunly-llvo, nnd ovon at a much lator porlod. A woman d fifty, who attracted tho eyes ot every beholder and who wns always tho com pelling personality In every room sho graced, was said to bo only a healthy and ovor-robust typo of girl Iri hor youth. It was not until after forty-Qvo that hor boauty dovolopod. Tho white hair softened her complexion; tho too round faco grow oval; oxporionco and Joys and sor rows hnd glvon a deeper expression to hor oyes and refined hor teaturoB. Bho was sought aftor by painters, who wnnted to put hor aco on can vas; whllo no palntor would havo eared to havo hor sit for him In hor earlier years. Lovo and mntornlty aro boauty dovolopora for a cortalu typo ot woman; and thoy destroy tbo beauty of othor typos. Tho phlogmatlo woman, who la boautlful by . i rigni oi cinBsic features and brilliant coloring at eighteen, grows heavy aud sallow aftor be coming a mothor at twonty; whllo tho emo tional girl of tho nncmlc order flames Into radi ant splondor aftor wlfohood and- motherhood havo crownod hor Ilfo. Twonty-olght has always scorned to" mo tho Ideal ago for woman boauty; for thon tho girl stll rotnlns hor youthful contour and her nat ural bloom, whllo tho woman adds Uio charm of culturo and oxporionco to tho physical at tractions. Hut no ago enn bo stated as' tho ideal ago of woman a beauty: for women aro ns varied as tho flowors of u garden, and ono Is a morning glory boklng Its best boforo high noon, and another Is it four o'clock and another a night bloomlne Ccrous. 6 And still nnotbor Is a Century Plant! Miss Gladys Deacon, Who Lost Her Beauty After She Was Twenty-two. Two Ages of Loveliness.5 T "Motherhood the Age of Beauty." T By GUTZON BORGLUM Tho Famous Sculntor. rHE hour of boauty, greatest beauty, In woman Is a prolonged one.' It begins about eighteen and lasts until about forty. It corresponds to the period of motherhood. I havo a wlfo and saven-month-old son. Thoy soom to me tho most boautlful sight In tbo world. Naturo lookB jut for tho attrnutlvuioso of woman, making It at Its greatest whllo sho Is cupablo ot motherhood.. 1 know a woraau who, at forty-two, was tin mothor of a lovely child. Tho moUicr was at that age far moro attractive than at elghteon. Tho greatest beauty of woman Is her soul quality. This Ib devoloped by motherhood. All thnt Is best nnd tluost in a woman's naturo is re- vcaioq oy uio snowing forth of her maternal Instinct. I speak both as a man and an artist In making thoso statements. Tho artist enn rlso no higher .hen tho man. His work Is tho mirror of him self and his Ideas. The artl6t Is merely tho medium through which tho man wortcs. Most Beautiful at Thirty-Five. ' By LILLIAN RUSSELL. WE havo Uio very best authority for believing that a woman Is not at hor most beautiful hour until sho has reached thirty-five. That authority Is tho Venus do Modlci. tho groatost modol of beauty In tho, world. Tho sculpturo is of a woman at an ago when Uio body Is fully de veloped and mature, wheh hair Is at Us groatost quantity, when oyo and brow and all tho upper part of tho faco aro fullest, whon tho bust Is at its groatost roundness and llrmness, and when tho general contour of tho flguro proved that tho woman had reached tho point of maturity. Tho height ot tho chest proves thnt a deop breath had been takon, and tho expression of tho eye shows tho Jutolllgeuco wh.ch dictates deep breathing. A woman's hour of beauty begins at thlrty-flvo and lasts Just so long as her Intelligence directs tho right regimen of exerc'se and diet ny nAKRISON FISHER, the Dis tinguished American Illustrator. HERE am two ages at- which fern- Inlno loveliness Is at- Its beat, be cause there aro two distinct types of beauty as Uio years, govern it. Ono Is tho girl type whoso beauty wanes when It passes Into years of wohianhood. This, -vhlch I call tho school girl typo, lajavallost at seventeen. Tha other, tbo kind of boauty "that Is most striking In maturity, Is best at twonty-nlno. If you prefer tho girl typo, very well I shan't quar rel with you about It. Personally my prfeereuco Is quite tho opposite A bouquet ot buds would capturo only my, casual glance. A full blown rose would hold mo cap tivated by Its boauty and fragrance. Character, which Is only a short way of saying "strength of character," has always seemed to mo an ersentlal of beauty,' the one Indispensable quality. This, no mere girl can have. The Marchioness, of Anglesey Who Was Miss -Marjorie Manners, and ' Prettiest at Sixteen. ' The Large Pic ture Is That of Mrs. Robert Goelet, Whose Loveliness Is Now a,t Its Height at 28 Years. TijpughJ and .experience bring strong, sweeplnc lines to tho faco without which I find It unattractive. Thought and experience draw the line betweon n simper and n smllo. Thought and experience glvo the glow to the eyo which Is a sign of Intense mental vitality. Beauty vanishes when a woman begins, and con tinues, to look old. Women ot to-day wisely turn back tho hour hand as far as thoy can by ajtentlon to hygiene and beauty culture, and somo reach the ago of forty beforo they hear the stroke that tolls of' the Cluderella-llko vanishing of beauty. To tho prac tised eyo It is evident that that hour conies In the thirty-second year. l -i- Electrical Mountains to Provide Energy, for the. World? to a uiatlnsulsDed naturalist, who recently, during a Joumoy througha valley of tho main Cordillera, ob served this phenomenon with exactness. Ono eve,ntut about 0 o'clock, while studying an unusual and tra quent discharge-he' was ablo to ascertain that Ub point of isSue was an plovation of tbo Cordilleras along wnicn he was roaming. .Moving constantly around tnis poalt was a baua snaped lluo a segment of ono or two uegreea in height aua somewhat similar to the zodiacal llzat In brightness. "During tho prosont season the light has glistened as usual, out with much greater strength, and especially above tho discharge, Into which the glistening nas dis appeared aftor a moderato interval. The naturalist be lieves that this Hashing of tho Addes Is due lo urofuso electric discharges In certain districts ot their Chilean soctlon, and particularly among the greater peaks. Tho predominating popular view is that this light Is a ro llectlon of tho molten lava in volcanic craters. Such a view Is erroneous, however. It is not improbable that tho number of tho points at which these discharges occur changes; and it Is possible, too, that during !he great earthquake of August. IUG. dlschargos occurred along tho wholo crest, for. If we may accept aatnorlta t vo statement, tho sky everywhere in Central Ch la then dashed with a quivering 'lire, sugh as wai never seon either previously or thereafter ,nerv0'If",,e.e I0"8 elusion Ut this seem- ... i 7 ".7" .",r.'..r"v.""uc ,0 resuu of a conioua MAT. (O 1.itlS.M T Photographs Skewing Lillian Russell at the Successive Ages of 20, 23, 33 and 50 Years. At Which Ace Do You Think Her Moat Beautiful? T HE Chilean GovornmenC acting with thoso ot I Bolivia and Pom, have appointed a commission of scientists to investigate a strango light which Is flashing from tho Andes in Chile. Tho light Is visible within a radius ot COO miles from tho main ridges ot tbo range and Is boltuved to bo electrical In origin. U emanates dlrccUy from tho mountains them, limvea. Tho three government aro anxious to see whether tho enormous energy wmch is mamiustea can be harnessed and be maae a nourco of power to Irrigate Uio deserts on tho Pacltlc slopeB of the Andes and tamo the wilderness west of the Cordilleras. A suggestion has been made that the light may not be electrical at all; that It may bo emanations from giguntic- beds of radio-active substances, perhaps radium itself, whlca necomo vlsiolo under certain atmospheric conditions. If tnls latter theory is cor rect tho Chilean Cordllloras hold a hoard which will change the destinies or tho world. Dr. Pedro Santinez, oho or the commission selectott, writing of tho extraordinary phenomenon, says: "Tbo light ils ordinarily of a gllstonlng appearance and han the shape of a bold curve. It anpoara to havo fixed points of Issue and changes only tn tho frequency of Its discharge and in its extent. Tho most vivid flashes come Irom a very deilnito point, and tho radia tion sometimos reachos far abovo the zenith and away . i i p -xtraordlna.rv phenomenon can bo seen with greatest easo when tho sky Is clear. "The flashing begins lato in Spring and lasts until early winter. Toward the south then tho light ceases almost altogther. But In northorn and ceutral Chile. In Peru and Bolivia the flashes are Intermittent through out the Winter. "Wo owe aU of our present knowledge of tho llcht w. huw loeso aischarees. which uoisless- and produce no sparks, may be designated un? rtav. is not quite clear. ueaisuaiea u "It Is probable that in tho Andes la a sour t power such as the world has never Tnown and which lUUCn" b- barne88, will be found "cSa". o" fe 1 i: nft,&iiiin(irnafttfiiiii awl tufa.