The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, August 25, 1907, SUNDAY EDITION, Page 7, Image 7

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    Are Women Braver Than Men? Or Don't
They Know Any Better?
Modern wor.inn, especially the
modern city womnn, running about
nniong the death dealing marvels or
the twentieth century civilization, is
absolutely deficient In sense 01 dan
ger. She threads uor way through
perils with a recklessness which
makes her a subject of eternal won
der for her bravery, or reiteruted
condemnation for her stupidity by
the more cautions male sex, accord
ing as they happen to bo chivalrous
or captious.
It Is only fair to say that It seems
to be woman's Innate Instinctive
bravery displaying Itself in swift,
lightninglike flashps which Is partly
responsible for a lack of a quality of
cautiousness which is particularly
the trait of man In civilized life. The
most interesting phase of her gift of
running Into danger, however, is her
entire lack of a knowledge of me
chanics. Men Think Women Stupid In
For this tho man, bettor trained in
the mechanical workings of things
and quick to tnko advantage of his
superior technical knowledge, dabs
her "stupid." Partly from both those
reasons, as Is easily proved by the
news columns and tabulated records,
it Is woman who plays tho prominent
part In all tho little danger comedies
and tragedies.
It is tho policeman at the corner,
specifically at the corner of Lake and
State streets, who knows that It Is
the new, long car, which swings far
on Its trucks, which now gives as
good an opportunity to femininity
for getting into troublo as was once
furnished by getting off the car back
ward. Tjhis is one of the corners
where the track was built for old
fashioned short cars and where the
turn haa not yet been changed to suit
the new ones. A block farther down
the street, where the State street cars
go west in Randolph, the curve has
' been chanced, and also there are
other corners where even a long car
takes a lass Insidious course. Here,
at the Lake and State street corner,
however, it is the exceptional woman
who Is prepared f)r the reach and
direction which the car will take as It
goes around tho corner. The car go
ing east and then south finds the wo
men crossing toward the south
crowding up near, to get across as
quickly as possible, and tho young
police officer at this corner leads a
particularly strenuous life. His arm
raises automatically at intervals to
keep the crowd at a safe distance
from tho protruding platform, and ho'
says ten female passers have to be
warned to one male pedestrian.
Encounter Many Dangers in Streets.
It was Just before tho course of the
South State street cars was changed
from the turn that they used to
make around Madison street that a
woman was brought into one of the
department store hospitals who had .
gotten an ugly knock by standing at
shade too close to the car. At the
opposite corner of this square tho re
versed direction of the west side cars,
also an altering of the shape of the
curve, has improved matters from
the standpoint of the attendant po
liceman. As they turn now, going
west, tho long reach of the car comes
out Into the middle of the roadway.
Formerly it encroached directly on
tho foot crossing. The rule here was
that the part of the crowd going
north would press up to the middle
of tho car, In a position to be hit
neatly in the shins as the end came
around. Tho warning, "Stand back,"
chiefly given to women, is less fre
quent, now, so says tho policeman
heroand the post is fully a quarter
less arduous than formerly.
Another vulnerable spot is where
the Ogden avenue cars come west In
Randolph street and turn north In
Dearborn street. Hero is an old
fashioned short curve. The rear end
of tho car here comes out to the cen
ter of the crossing in Randolph
street. "Occasionally," says tho oiu-
cer at this corner, "a countryman lias
to be warned, as woll as the women,
Great Fleet Under "Fighting; Bob" Evans Will Sail Next
Month-What Japan Could Do In Magellan Straits.
The American Armada will sail
through the Straits of Magellan into
the Pacific next month under Fight
ing Bob" Evans. The authorities are
careful to say that this is a practice
cruise and a peaceful mission, bo it
is if the Japanese behave them
selves. Nevertheless every ship In
tho most powerful fleet that ever
sailed under one Hag will All coal
bunkers Just before entering the
straits, and when their steel ram
prows plow the Pacific the great guns
will be swinging free in their turrets.
the ammunition hoists will bo fresh
oiled and smoothly running, and the
heads screwed to the torpedoes In tue
UThis Is a peaceful mission because
Japan Is not ready to fight. ar
debts and Korean troubles have filled
both the Japanese hands full of all
tho trouble they can hold. Never
theless this voyage, call It practice
cruise or what you will, is a voago
of actual conquest , on the Pacific
Sixteen modern battleships will sail.
Five more will welcome them, iwo
of the latest armored cruisers will
go, four will come home from the
Philippines to meet them, and two
will bo waiting on the Pacific coast.
All tho resources of Japan cannot
face such strength as this, and con
gress is sure to see that the disparity
never grows less. Japan carried ner
diplomatic bluff so far that she
frightened the United States into
taking precautions.
Of course this is to be a practice
cruise, but no one expects to see tne
but never the city bred man, while It
Is the city bred woman w,o Is the
constant offender."
It only requires a glance at either
or these corners to see the policeman
with his arm raised in the attitude
of holding people back as the car
moves around the corner.
Women Xot I'l-ightcitetl by Rushing
That the suburban woman doesn't
know the suction of a swiftly moving
uuin is accountable for accidents and
deaths at tho grade crossings. Where
the Northwestern fliers go through
Austin women flguro much more fre
quently in the accidents than men.
Tho last accident reported was the
death of a woman caused by stand
ing too near the fast mail. The
trains hero run on the opposite or
left hand tracks, and the gates are
not given any attention. What the
man realizes that the woman doesn't,
points out a man living near U1I3 par
ticular crossing, Is that a train mov
ing sixty miles an hour moves eighty
eight feet a second. It Is apparent
that she doesn't have any idea of the
suction created. Fifteen accidents
have occurred here In tho last four
or live years, and in tho most of them
women have been victims.
"Why do you walk under that
scaffolding?" said a man to his wo
man relative the other day, drawing
her out into the street. ' "O, It's all
right or it wouldn't be there. They
certainly wouldn't flx it -so that It
would fall on people, would they?"
she replied.
That men do not share this confi
dence is shown by a minute's obser
vation at any building where work is
going on above. Men turn out and
go across tho street to avoid it. Wo
men pass along under it in crowds,
and they are not seen to look up as
if alert to danger, but seem most in
tent on picking their way through
the dirt without getting soiled.
Fair Ones Enjoy Kvhiltimtiug Sports.
At the chutes and summer amuse
ment parks It is declared that it is
the feminine patronage that is most
frequent on the faster of the sports.
At Rlverview the giant swing is with
in sight of the office of Thomas Prior
of the executive staff. "I wouldn't
go on the thing for a million dollars,"
says Mr. Prior, who would bo sup
posed to be accustomed to uanger If
anybody could be. "The sensation
as you turn and start the come back
Is something awful. I can only de
scribe It as being like the eternal los
ing of your soul. And yet as you see
it here from the window there is no
comparison in the number of men
and women. It receives three-fourths
of its patronage from women.
"That women seem to like the sen
sation of being thrown about and
seek out the things with the bumpiest
spots In them Is the report at all tho
summer parks. And also that there
Is not one woman in ten who with
draws from a sense of danger, al
though this is common with men.
The whirling airship Is a favorite at
ail the parks with women, arid is one
of the things best patronized in the
afternoons, when mostly women ace
present. Night, too, finds many well
diessed women in coupies, who pat
ronize the roller coasters and chutes,
Indicating in many cases that where
there may be a man with them, he
has stood on the outside while they
go In together. At one of the parks
the other night the usual crowd
gazed at the awe Inspiring whirling
airship. The center of attraction was
a fine looking, woll dressed woman
who sat up In one of the cars alone.
Wider and wider grew the orbit, and
swifter and bwifter tho revolution.
Every eyo centered on the single fem
inine occupant of the car, to see if
she would quail. But even when she
got above the heads of the crowd,
high enough to thrill the onlookers
at least, sho looked as cool, comfort
able, and daintily dignified as when
she started.
Given both men and women who
are making their first trip on the
chutes, it is tho man who sizes up
fleet come back. Instead congress
will be asked to build a new one for
tho Atlantic around the neucleus of
some six battleships left, built and
building. So 'Japan must dispute this
challenge of the sovereignty of the
Pacific in the Straits of Magellan un
less she Is content to hereafter take
second rank on home seas. Because
of debts an lack of ships Japan is
not likely to do any disputing.
Naval experts, however, are now
pointing out that If the Japanese de
sire to strike a sudden and effective
blow at the American navy, they can
do it when the ships are passing
through tho narrow and tortuous
straits. It was here the Spaniards
were expected to put tho Oregon out
of business. But tho Spaniards are
children in naval warfare compared
with the Japanese. The latter, It will
be remembered, opened fire on the
Russian ships at Port Arthur before
a declaration of war, secretly, sud
denly and effectively.
It is claimed that torpedo boats
and destroyers, hidden in the numer
ous bays nnd coves In the Straits of
Magellan, might He In wait for tho
American warships and, making a
sudden assault upon mem, imv uu
at their mercy. Tho warships would
be caught in a place where they could
not maneuver, wliero they would
have to follow In single file, and
where their heavy guns would be
practically useless. A well-concerted
attack of this kind would, it Is claim
ed, prevent the American fleet ever
reaching the Pacific, and those who
the action of the machinery Immedi
ately, It seems, and It Is the woman
who have to bo most carefully di
rected as to how to got on and off tho
movable sidewalk. At tho White
City the caution of tho attendant Is
to make the woman take hold of tho
movable rail. It was only the other
night that a girl persisted in grasp
ing tho stationary rail. She was
thrown down, and described the sen
sation as "feeling her feet going up
hill away from her." Getting their
feet off at the top Is also a bugbear
to the women, who do not seem to
have any sense of the need of ac
commodating their step off to the pe
culiar motion.
1 Accidents Do Not Deter Venturesome
An accident on one of the roller
coasters one afternoon, In which sev
en or eight people were taken out
, badly hurt, was seen plainly by tho
I people (mostly women) waiting to
get Into the next car, and yet the
i usual htampedo occurred, the next
j ones fairly tumbling in to get places.
Having tho same significance is an
other report from Paul House, the
manager of the White City: "In get
ting both men and women for the un
pleasant stunt of being thrown from
th windows ivnrl rnnfs fit Robert
I I.- T nn l,rii ' col'D Tf Tlnncri "If la
much easier to engage women than
men. Although they are tied by
ropes, many of the men whom wo see
won't take the work, but the women
don't demur."
It remains for women to practice
another thing fearlessly that tho or
dinary man would regard with posi
tive horror. It is the "dry shampoo"
not the "so-called" shampoo made
of powder, but the real gasoline ar
ticle, ns it is practiced in Paris. In
one of tho exclusive south side hotels
lives a woman with soft white hair,
which she does fashionably and takes
a great deal of pride fn. "How do
you keep It such a beautiful color
and such a beautiful wave in it?" she
was asked. "Because I don't have
to take the wave out of It when I
wash it, and yet I always keep it
clean. I Just shampoo It in naphtha
whenever it feels the least bit harsh
or dirty, and it is dry in a few min
utes, with tho wave in it Just the
same as ever."
It turned out that the little bath
room where the dry shampooing was
given had to be lighted at all times
by artificial lights. "There is posi
tively no danger, you know," said
the woman, "with tho electric
lights." And yet a man points out
that there is much danger, because
of the heat blown from the bulbs.
Brave Peril to Preserve Beauty.
In Paris, where there are little
open air booths provided with con
stant air circulation, the popularity
of tho "dry shampoo" is scarcely
Imaginable.- Women engage It wher
ever possible on account of its quick
ness and comfort, and recklessly ob
livious of the terrible consequences
to beauty if ignition did occur. Can
a man be Imnglned who would even
suggest the possibility of doing such
a thing?
Not long ago a woman aggravated
at having two or three electric cars
pass her signal ran and attempted to
board one of them a3 she had seen
a man do. She was plucky enough,
but had made no calculation of the
speed sho would have to make and
only learned this necessary item by
being rolled over two or three times
in the dust.
Few meiT would care to ri3k being
hit by tho heavy doors that are now
put in stores and oillces by coming
out in the middle of tho passageway
as they are flying in each direction.
And yet the frequenter of the depart
ment store will attest that "right
through the middle" is the way that
the majority of women go out and
in. The woman who keeps out of
range of tho opposite door by keep
ing strictly to the right side seldom
Is seen. Chicago Tribune.
call attention to the danger say that
such a proceeding would ue exactly
In lino with the extraordinary man
ner In which Japan opened the war
with Russia.
These, however, are regarded as
the views of alarmists. American
naval officers cay that none of the
warships of the Atlantic fleet would
be permitted to enter the straits un
til tho latter had first been scoured
free from end to end In daylight by
scouts and torpedo boats that might
be hidden amongst the numerous
Islands at tho western end and that
the channel was free In all directions
from submerged mines.
The Armada illustrates the de
velopment of American naval
strenght since the Spanish war that
the fleet left behind in Atlantic
waters, after sixteen battleships go
to the Pacific, will be stronger than
was the Atlantic fieet In 1898. And
the Atlantic fleet in 1898 was prac
tically the whole fighting navy, as
fighting ability is rated, except the
battleship Oregon. For the fleet of
light, protected cruisers with which
Admiral Dewey took Manila would
not bo regarded as a -factor in a war
with Japan. Indeed the naval ex
perts who are now busy comparing
the American and Japan naval power
leave out of all account our score
and more of Just such cruisers ns the
nivmnln TlnlHmnrn find Rnloiizh. It
will be remembered that In lb-98 the
Oregon's trip around tho Horn to
Join Admiral Sampson was regarded
as vitally important. One battleship
held the balance of power between
two contending nations. Now tho
United States sends sixteen battle
ships, each much stronger and larger
than the Oregon, Into Pacific waters,
and there Is still a nucleus for n
sturdy Atlantic fleet to stay behind
nnrl Innlr nfipr the Monroe doctrine.
The sixteen battleships to go are
the 17,G50-ton Minnesota, Kansas
and Vermont, the 1C, 000-ton Connec
ticut and Louisiana, the 15,000-ton
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