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HER CONTRIS« ; TION

"caricatures in CLAY AR-'
Married Out of Her Profession Felt
Mrs. Helena Dayton,
Itching One Day-An itching That
Mer Idle Fingers
Was Eased hy Clay Which the Clever Fmg'ers
Out
Fashioned Into Grotesques That Point
Human Foibles and Graces. welcomed here, and i« ver'ion. Her work, however, ha« an
being, i«
usual young woman Is, by the way, a man
he chooses, acknowledged, and perhaps lasting,
reflection of her own personality. The free to discuss anynewtopic exhibit, a new value. One would ¡mai/ine that she
it is
house itself is of a past generation of whether
a

windows and ncvel or a new dance step. The mis¬ was entirely unconscious of this, 10
re.I brick, wih «iny t»r»ti«-«l
tress of the salon is particularly inter- well does she conceal her undoubted
olonial doors, "ne can tell It from
its neighbors by the immaculately kept estcd in this last abject. She is an of achievement. She has much
front porch, which bespeaks the alert- enthusiastic dancer, and ma-iters each to be proud of, this unuiusl young
and the optimism of the occupant, modern variation as quickly
as it ap-
woman, ye\ like all sincere workers
prnr-. Her knowledge of the fox tro', who have penetrated to the core of the
Sunday EvCftlUf "Salon«»."
the one-step and the maxixe is dis¬ subject humanity she has less ego¬
It is here, too, that Mr». Smith-Day-
By MARr-lTHITE BA1RI. JOHNS. played in her droll little figures as well tism than the mo-t commonplace of
THOSE who believe that fame as ton holds her "salon" on Sunday even¬ as in her own dancing. human creatures. It is this quality
<»-. ¦( run come only ing« of each week. Artist and littera¬ which gives to Mrs. Smith-Dayton's in-
an
teur, ami even the ordinarily clever hu¬ And her art like her dancing, she
through lone year» of arduous
of
work finishing charcoal drawings
An shed antique will be
the alrea'lv
astonished, Incredulous or benefited
according te 'r»:rvarious expfrifr.ee-,
when they are told of the career of the
Day¬
happy sculptress, Helena Smith in hfT
who hat never had a lesson
ton,
Ufa. Her name is already »ounded
in
her art
New York art circlet, yet
career It of but one year's
duration.
And in that year Mrs. Smith Dayton
has accomplish» d one of the
most ex¬
the
traordinary Illustrating feats of
year. She Is ,l" winner of "Puck's"
|2t>0 prize foi the best eovcr submitted
in that maaTSiint'i recent competition.
The prize winning eover represents
a

tango party, in which h» delightfully
r

day figures are the
grotesque colored the
«juetts. Many alii
behind
rank, with year« of achi«\ ernent
them, sabnitt d cover dot- gns
'

contest, lhe. judge«, however,
this
unanimous iri their chfi'ce of
young artist'« eon tri but
At her studio at 31*5 Kant Eighteenth
Street Mrs. Smith Day'.or. tol»l
ehe, a rr.ag« ni writer, ai ident
stumbled this unique art that made
on THE OLD CLIP STORY
her famou» la a year.
,.-. store. 1 have ni bees able te their knees r-.r.d squabblinp over thei
ir

Reporter. Magazine Writer, Sculptor. usa anything work with except
i" * soapsuds, are vividly realistic. So ar

toothpick, ami the reverse crul of her lame duck and hesitation wait
"You know, originally, 1 was a re¬ n

dancers. One meets in them the cir
porter for 'The Hartford Post,'" she watereolor brush. All my lipures art

done absolutely »n impulse, just a: it who would rather dance than eat
am
ttmiled, »ara« c one of her tiny fan¬ who spends his tinv top of Mrs. Dayton's home. They are
was impulse that sent ma into the art the young man
tasies of clay. "In one day 1 did every¬ f WHAT.
thing thers' from »r¡".ng up the
latent store a year ago to buy the clay." growing a mustache and winning atna housed in bookcases which line the A VûUWG GAL LIKE VOU GOT TO BE.
the death of a whole These art-children from Mrs. Smith tear cup0 for dancing. The rich youn« rtudio walls a delightful deviation, it D\ SCOUR AGED ABOUT?
society scandal to
mast be admitted, from the rows and
family by gas, with eight hours of llnvton'? deft fingers ai" for the most trifh-r is there, too, the young mai considers as a pastime. While it has dividual masterpieces, smiling and gay,
rows of unused books behind jrlass
part humorous, even «Htincal delinea¬ spending his father's money at a
roo' her fame and financial success, sad and grotesque, alike, a soaring in-
ordinary work thrown in. r'rom re¬ brought
tion« of the foil.les of men and women garden dancing place, and his. littl« covers which are the feature of maay
porting I wet I to writing for main¬at she has not ceased to regard it as a di- spiration and an air oí truth.
But in i-pit«« of tne f:rote*-c|ue air they partner, whose name he never knows modern homes. The home of this un-
lines, and a year ago 1 was sitting
present there is alwa' a human oual- The Man Who Hasn't Danced foi
A YOUNG WOMAN WHO COULD GIVE
tny typewriter, when my finger? began
mould, though -eal feeling animated their Years is amone 1he immortals of hei
to itch for something to
know what urt'.xt«' clay clay bodies. 'I heir creator hu»- lived Dance flail of Fame, and so is th«
I didn't even

traa, and ha»! never
sculptor at work.
^een an

"The neit <ii»y I happened to past» a
artist or much, ar.il the rt »ult .if her experience
i« a kintlly, sympathetic, yet kwn un
g frirl who brine« youth and cheei
to lonely old hearts by teaching th«
derstanding of her fellow men. fin«' maxixe at the cabarets. Mrs. f»mith
ARNOLD BENNETT POINTERS ON QUICK LIVING value to jewelry lies in the fact that it
amall art store, and in the window feel« thai people, even thosr Imyton strikes a sombre note, however By CLARA GRUENING BTILLMAN. oratory and doing some private tutor¬ does not tarnish, that it seta off dia¬
(«he pol modelling them ir in her two women "vags,"' who sit ir CALM is her name, but energetic i.«
there was an advertitement of art clay. ing I earned from $11 to $1'! a week. monds better than gold, makes much
her nature. She could give Ar¬ finer chains and cobwebby designs than
1 immed.i»«» !¦ nt in and bought some queer
.
ettes. abject hopelessness on a park bench "I have supported myself wholly or
also few tools to work with. The «'hl OBS is a-king, "What's younj
a nold Bennett points oti how to
largely since I was eighteen. It wasn't gold or silver and is much stronger.
and a
From "Moucher" tu limad« ay Fop. live »m twenty-four hours a day. II But it is al>o two or three times more
You tee, n.y first impulse, which it cal like you pot to be discourapei necessary for me to do this, but I expensive than gold, and its increased
still as ririd « -h nir. could not he al¬ Il» r '>rr range from the forlorn about?" Hut to offset this there is th« you should see her dancing her favor wanted to, and my parents have always use has set its price soaring still far¬
ite rerr»ati»in you migh' think her en-
layed. "motit-her" to the fop of Broadway merry little flower pe.ller, with hi! 1"* medo exactly as I pleased. They ther, to the great detriment of science.
in her feet, bul
A Toothpick Her Meet Valuable Tool. from the millionaire rhampapnc-oprnei I road prin and his pots of hloomint erg« lodged mainly are very unusual in that respect. Why,
after you had spoken to her a littll Discovers New Alloy to Replace Platl-
"1 rom thfn en 1 worked and tried to the sailor and his. lass spooning on flowers. twenty years ago my mother believed nom.
while you would discover large por«
to fathior. people a« ! taw them, the a Battery bench. Yet whether they in many of the ideas that are just
Bookcases That Are Reallv of Tse. tions of it in her gray matter. "The thing was to find an alloy that
humorous always being eppersaeat in deal with ruh or poor, foolish or vvir-e gaining currency as feminism to-day. would be just as good as platinum and
The studio where this large familv As consulting chemist to the Jewel
my thoughts The teeli 1 bought to she ha« an eye for the ktndlinc Ant! my father has always trented mo far less expensive. The professional
li of almost living I i t ? lo beings have lers Technical Advice Company, of Neva
work with art «till as r.fw at they were these people's just like a BOB." jewellers knew nothing about it, but
tha day 1 breaght then Her 1 scrubwomen, down on been brought into the at the York, of which her father is president chemical literature furnished examples
Miai Calm M. Hoke, of I'alisade, N. J. "Did you find it eacy to live on $12 of alloys with which father and I ex¬
occupies a unique position in the in a week?" I asked, reminiscent of re¬ perimented. I found them in some old
»lustrial world and one which she ha: cent m ni mu m wage discussions. Cerman and French books. The reault
tW & practically created herself. Some of the "Oh, very hard, indeed. At the end
was an alloy known as a 'white gold,'
which is three-fourths gold, is very lit¬
biggest and most famous jewellers ir of the second year I was so worn out tle more expensive than gold, has all
North America make use of her ser- I had to take a complete rest, so 1 the valuable qualities of platinum, and
To them «he :s known only a? went te Springfield, Ohio, and entered looks so much like platinum that even
C. M. Hohe, A U n. B A. M., and Wittenberg » ollege as a sophomore, an expert can distinguish it only by a
chemical test. I found other useful al¬
gnat would be t lie i r consternat¡<.ii did me knew 1 wasn't a real one, ex-
the* know thai the much rejected ex¬ cept the president, and he kindly kept
loys in these old books, and made up a
few new ones that arc now being used."
pert whose wiirii- of wisdom thty value my secret for me. I advise any one in Miss Behe'l work consistí in visiting
so highly is a slender, girlish young need of rest and recreation to spend a factories ami giving lessons to the em¬
woman who lores a good time almost ai term or two at some small co-educa- ployes in platinum melting and refin¬
much as she love« hard work, and tiorn! Middle Western college. It Is ing, in casting, welding and electro-plat¬
whose varied Int» .lude femin- the ing gold, platinum and all other pre¬
'. cure ever in- cious metals, in making metal alloys
allant, for she is secretary ol ited. and producing different colors and tic
the Hergcn County SecUliai organiza- i.-lii--. Bha a!so corresponds with firms
tiun, and "contribbing." She is crcatoi Analysed Paed and Pathological Speci¬ throughout the country, sending them
of the "athalet.c" young man "Orlan¬ pages of technical advice when they
mens. write her of their difficulties.
do," who figures .n "I I" A '.-" column
"My work is most interesting and I
Read Huns' Hooks as a < li.'d. "After that I returned to New York am learning more all the time," she de¬

Members of Mrs. Dayton s Clay Tango Party, Which Won Her $250. and obtained a position as junior chem¬
"I just naturally gravitated to sei ist at the Harriman Research labor¬
clared. "I shall never stop going to
school. One summer I worked in one
ence," said Miss Huke, when I asked atory, where I analyzed food and patho- of the largest jewelry factories in
her to tell me how she had h.v Newark as an apprentice in order to
career. "When
logical specimens. The following year learn certain things I did not know, and
to choose so unu-ua!
1 assisted in the Teachers College just now I am studying industrial
1 was quite little I began takii..: and took my M. A. in chem- chemistry and electro-chemical engi-
laboratory
books from the i:i>rar;., and while the neering at Columbia. I am the flrat
other girls were reading 'Deity him¬
latry. woman to take these courses. I expect
about this time my father to take my Ph. D. in engineering chem¬
ple," or whatever it is they do nad, I "At just istry.
was making and selling platinum melf-
was poring over 'The Hoy's iiwn Tele-
"After that I don't know Just what
grsph Book' and 'The Boy's Own Book ers. riatinum had only recently come A7/JS Calm M Hoke AR. I shall ao perrii«|>» »»-:.».. -. ........ »...

of Magic' I don't remember ever being into use for jewelry, and he found and the precious metals separated "For instance, the use of platinum in versify, and
»orne «lay," added Miss
most jewellers did not know how enthusiastically. "I mean to study
told about such things. 1 just found ¡that The jewellers did not know how to do jewelry, so much in vogue of late, con¬ Bake
medicine. Not to prsctiee, you know,
them and decided they were what I to refine and work it, and that they this, an«l sold their filings to profes¬ stitutes a serious problem for the sci¬ but
sional refiner«, who gave them back entists and the industrial chemist. The just becsuse it is so enthrallingly
liked. I specialized in natural science were surprisingly ignorant of the chem¬ the pure metal at a considerable loss. supply of platinum is limited. It Is fascinating."
as much as I could all through my ical treatment of other metals si well. M" jewellers even to-day don't know one of the few metals that w ill resist
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school days, and when I graduated from In making jewelry yoi alwayi have a how to refine platinum. Of course, for acids, alkalies, oxidation, high tem¬ l»HM T3
MIS
Hunter College it was thei called great mass of filings of the various a chemist it is easy. I can »separate peratures and strain, and the other iiNSI
DISiCT
any metals. So I began demonstrating metala which possess these qualities EGGS
Normal College -1 went right on. I metals used. They are all mixed up
¡spent two >ears at the I'nivei- and sometimes they are as fine as in various factories, and soon found are even less available. It is indis¬ FRESH
By PARCEL pom
that the chemical side of metal work pensable for dentistry because it resists "7 CARL Sit. PI**.
aox NO.
j ( hicago stuiiying chemistry, biology talcum powder. In order to use them
aud botany. B>' assisting in tus lab- again they must be dissolvsd in acid
provided numeroA« untried possibil- the acids in the mouth, though tough
lúes. * and stilt enough for bridge work. Ita
l »i i '»»»'.a».... l»rit»«J

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