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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOMENoPlHE DANCES NOW VEER TORE! Some Striking Dress Silhouettes Seen at the Woodbine Race Track One-Step and Hesitation Havej Swept Aside Vulgarisms of Recent Craze. MEN DOOMED TANGO Maxixe Easier to Step the Changes Made. a student of social and I cioios-ical phenomena, the present phase of the dance craze presents a curious change from its early remarked a man who goes about a great deal In New York this week. "Some- times of late "X have been tempted to think the course of the visitation from the Bowery, Brazil, and else- where had been run, but after think- ing it "over, I am inclined to believe that the current has merely changed- I aver now dacing has come to stay, but tho motive which attracted so many to it at the outset of the mod- ern dance I speak as a person who knows something of human boen almost entirely submerged. "What led many men to learn the turkey trot n considered every- where in Xew York a vulgar dance and largely eliminated, was MO mere desire to dance. But when people of good taste and discrimination found there could be art in dancing after the new fashions, and made the eteps a little difficult and graceful, a reformation began. It is now pretty generally considered the height of; bad form to hold one's partner close- 1 ly, and open steps are all the .fash- ion- The .one-step, which !s really the successor of ths turkey trot, but far removed from it as 'a -human be- ing Is from the gorilla, is now fianced in a great variety of ways. The hesitation, being more difficult, has not yet claimed devotees to tie number of the one-step, but it is short-lived existence as a general dance.' 3n fact. I have never seen Masise, Triumphed icrirT.'EN" the intro- W ducc-d, it simply swept the tango away. It was voted more graceful, and men could learn it WOMEN GUIDES MAKE WELL IN OLD LONDON NftW Calling. That Proves Attractive to Women of Good Education. OR some years an Englishwoman FOR some living i IS i ital living as a guide, and an ad- vertisement appeared in daily paper recently in whit claiming more all the time. j English woman "speaking five lan- "The tango, which became soiguages" offered to accompany visi- popular as aa exhibition dance, had tors of her sex around London. Ttere should b'e, one would ima- gine, s. big demand for women guides (Tdozen couples doing it j in London, aii of Thomas in any of the restaurants or tea tlc-nccs. It WHS difficult to learn, aiidj men would take the time. more easily. The result has been that many men who would not Iparn the tango have taken up the maxixe, and at almost any dancing place, you will see numerous couples glido out upon the floor when the band strikes up one of the two tunes that are commonly played for that dance. "In the course of a'number of visr Its lately to some of the places where dancir.g goes on in the afternoon and evening, I have been impressed with come curious changes in the beariiig of the visitors. The number of those who do not.get up to dance is very small, and the number of really graceful dancers is very large, I have seen almost no vulgarity among the dancers. Even at the un- chapcroned places, everybody seems to be a lady or gentleman when on the floor. The fashion some women had of making exhibitions of lengths of hosiery has died out, so far as I have been able to judge. "Unfortunately, drmkins smoking among young women seem to have increased tremendously. "Yes, there has been a change In the spirit of dancing. 'Already Iota of people who went mad over it 'ast year have given it up, but still It has numerous devotees, and the dancing: teachers are still .'setting, plenty of pupils, I am told, a fact that would, surprise anybody who had gathered 'information from going about that 'surely everybody in''New "York 'had learned to dance by this time. 1 Cook -and Sons' head office did not take this view. "We have a number of women guides on our list." he said, "but-we are very rarely asked for their ser- vices." On the other hand the Women's 'International organizes trips abroad by wo- men, and women guides are always avilable for visitors to London. It is found that their services are great- ly appreciated and mothers often ask women who can meet their chil- dren in London or at seaports 'on their journeys to and from school. ,-It'is to'o.Mhat in'shopping expenditions a male guide is useless, and there must be many foreign, American and Colonial women now in London who would be glad of the sen-ices of a capable woman wi.th Intimate knowledge of the End nliops. _ PRINCESS MARY KNOWN TO FEW OUTSIDE HER FAMILY She Is Her Mother's Constant Companion, and Is Adored by Each of Her and Retiring. BLACK "'HANKIES" ARE VERY NEWEST LONDON, May 16. BLACK handkerchiefs arc now tht: crawi at the fashionable KCt In London. They arc in IRC very finest muslin ur and often spotted with a color, or else briHvant Imcd Initials adoin one corner. Ihtoiit of the new handker- chiefs appear to be obviously more ornamental than useful and aro composed of the most filmy materials, even nlnon not being considered too flimsy. Very .exquisite to go -with the painted ninon gowns that .are 'presently to bn the rage aie tho tiny flowered morsels in white, or the most delicate colors sprigged all over with violets or rosebudH, havo borders of or cats' heads all round the Inside of tho hems. Some women arc having portraits of their pets em- broidered in tho corners ot their handkerchiefs. NOTHER twelvemonth is likely to elapse before Princess Mary in seen at court. So far Princess Mary is known to very few outside, her own family and a few of her intimate friends, but it may be said that she possesses a character und disposition that can only be described as lovable. She is her mother's constant companion, and is literally adored by each of ner brothers, while she invariably has a kind word and a smile for all with whcni she is brought into contact or who are called upon to render her any service- She is somewhat shy and retiring, and it is only when w'th a few friends her own age and tastes that she really shows herself ill her true light Of late years Princess Mary has a. great liking for the open air, and riding is her favorite, pas- time. This is largely due to the in- fluence of the King, whose constant companion she is when' the court in staying either at Buckingham Pal- ace or York Cottage. So far she has not yet made her appearance in the Row, but it Is expected that this will be done whei) King George resumes his morning rides here later in the season. She is rapidly developing in- to a first rate horsewoman, and dur- ing the past hunting season rode to hounds upon more than one occa-1 sion. j Tho Queen- curiously enough, has! r. fear ol horses, uii'.! It Is now! some years oince last she took a ride, while .she confesses to a feeling of nervousness whenever her daughter is out riding, and until she returns. Princess Mary, on the ether hand, shows no fear at all when out riding, and has often outpaced the whole of her brothers In a sharp ..gallop through the Grout Park at Windsor. When tht court is at Windsor and her older brothers arc passing their holiday there Princess Mary Is often to be seen on the Thames steering a skiff pulled by tho young Princes, nnd In this she shown considerable dexterity, the Mvoritc haunts of the j royal parly cither Virginia Water or ttie "Old Cut" near Datchet. Xext to riding, boating is her favor- ite outdoor pastime. She swims well, but does this rather more'as a mat- ter of duty and for the sake of her health than from any real liking for the sport. Tlie Princess Is now advanced to the dignity of being allowed to choose nor own dress, within cer- tain limits of course, and usually un- der the advice of the Queen. She prefers a, very simple style of dress and is not permitted to wear much jewelry. Such ornaments as she is to be seen wearing from time to timo are quite simple in 'their character and are for the most part presents that have been made to her by the members ot her family. Curiously, like the Qut.en, both in face, figure-, and many Df her likes and dislikes, Princess Mary shows this no more conspicuously than she does in her liking for having an um- brella with her no matter where she may be going nor what the weather conditions may be. From her earliest years, Princess Mary has been carefully trained hy her mother iu what may be perhaps described as the domestic arts, and was taught how to cook simple diijlies at quite an early age. She is, too, an excellent needlewoman, and is of great assistance to her mother In this direction in the manufacture of tiie thousands of warm and use- ful garments that tlie Queen makes year by year for every Christ maw. MACKENZIE j- -o- Paris Children Are Quite Distinctive Little Five-Year-Old Beauties are Conscious of Their' Charms. THK MAID iTOli MB. T SEHK not a with beautiful face, I seek r.ot a manner, with an air, or a grace, I-seek not-a face that is creamy or white, I seek not an eye thnt is soulful or bright: I seek not a mouth that is bow-IUca nnd red, I seek not tho ringlets of gold on the I seek not the charmer, the siren, or I Kftik 1ml Ihf) maid who Is and Every Bride Owns a Diamond Tiara features of the Royal visit p to France can have struck the good heart of Queen Jtary more than the French child. Philip Gibb? thus describes the peculiar characteristics of Parisian children: The Parisian child has the qual- ities of all other childhood, but, in addition, a character of his and especially, perhaps, of her own. There are all manners of differences between these small people and those of their own ago and class in Lon- don. In some ways they are much more sophisticated, in others they have far more simplicity. I have seen Parisian ladies of five years old with the self-conscious grace and beauty of their own mammas. In their little tartan frocks tartans which were never worn by any Scot- I tish their patent leather boots with cloth" uppers and many biiitens, and white socks too short to hide tfce dainty beauty of their j limbs, with their hair arranged In two plnits, each with a prodigious and with silver bangles on their wrists, they are all that there is of the most elegant and the most be- witching. .And they know it! How can they avoid knowing it? They have been greeted with cries of joy and delight by papas and mam- mas, and by innumerable cousins and aunts. In the Luxembourg Gardens and in the Champs Elysc-es they hear tho admiring words of passers-by who stop to gaze upon iheir dain- tiness, and to laugh at their frolic- some games. they are conscious of their charm, these little Parisian beau- ties, and its marvelous to wnteh their coquettish ways, as they flirt out- rageously with you UK gentleman of f.luiir f.wn in sailor suits and Ii-ffH. Yet In spite of their pretty aolf- consciousncKj they have none of the sliync-ss or shcrplshncss of the Eng- lish boy and girl, which la due to an- other Icind nt the same Wiality. They are iiion- atrotisiy unnatural." Gjorra Harris in The IndcpamlenJ. ;