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THE MORNING TIMES, 'SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1895.
HOWARD GOULD'S NIAGARA
Sport Across the Atlantic
Among Titled Swells.
CRACK OF TWENTY KATEKS
A Herreshoff Boat Which
Beats the Kaiser's and
When George Gould was racing the
Vigilant against the Trlnce ot Wales'
Britannia last year, ami losing must ot
the time, some Jll-nalured persons said
of him that he was trying liarder tii get
Into swell society across the Atlantic
than he was to win races. No more
mphatlc refutation of that chargo could
have been given than this patriotic and
public spirited course this year In foregoing
ny furtherracing with thePrinecotWales'
big cutter, and sending the Tigllant back
to America simply to act as a trial horse
for the Ddfender.
Howard Gould has this year been racing
In British waters with the Herreshoff
twenty-rater Niagara. Among the owners
of twenty-raters In England there are to
be found more titled swells than In any
other class devoted to yacht racing. Ti't
It is pleasant to note that nobody has'ven
tured to Insinuate that young Howard
Gould i seeking social advancement rather
than sport. One reasou for this may be
found iu the tactthattheNlagara has wona
majority of the races In which she has been,
ailed, and although she has by no means
made the clean sweep In her class that did
last year the Herreshoff ten-rater Dako
tah ot which the Niagara is an enlarged
edition British nautical critics concede
that she is the crack of ilw i wenty-rating
TheNiagara is a racing machine pureand
simple. Herreshoff designed her with an
eye 6lngle to speed. She may be described
best as a big canoe with a bulb fin-keel
attachment. Her dimensions are about
as follows Length over all, G5
feet; load water line length, 45
feet; beam, 12 feet; draft, hull only,
feet G Inches; depth, keel to deck, 5
feet G inches; draft extreme, 11 feet. Her
construction exhibits that remarkable com
bination of lightness and strength for
which Herreshoff Is famous, snd an equallj:
characteristic sacrifice of comfort to con
siderations of speed. Her interior shows
an extreme head room of only D feet
1-2 Inches, with less than 4 feet In the
forecastle No yachtsman who expected'
to make his ship his tome would select
the Niagara, but she generally "gets
there" ahead of her competitors, and
that is what she was built for. Her per
formances justify more screaming than the
American eagle has yet indulged in on her
account. She Is commanded by Capt.
John Barr, who has had a loog and yarled
experience In all sorts of craft on both sides
of the Atlantic. He sailed the Thistle
when 6he was beaten by the Volunteer
and commanded Gen. Palne's Jubilee in
the trial races of 1893. lie Is a Scotch
man and be learned bis business on the
Deserving of first ment Ion among noward
Gould's swell competitors Is that royal
Jack of all trades and master of nota few
the 'Emperor of Germany. He bought the
Thlslleaftcr her failure to capture the Amer
ica's cup and rechristcued her the Meteor.
He raced her frequently and gamely, but
(be stood no show against a more modern
boat like the Britannia, and when they raced
together the German Emperor found himself
tompelled to follow In the wake of bis
Howard OouId'sXinsara. The Yankee
uncle, the Prince of Wales, ne is not the
lort of man who relishes being left behind
in anything that he goes in for, so at the
close of last year he commissioned Watson
to design him a twenty-rater She was built
In Germany under Watson's supervision.
Bhe is a liu-keel boat, but not of the same
xlremo type as the Niagara. Neither has
tfZria WCNS flAtl?',rw5'
she the same "get there" qualities. Thus
far the Niagara lias had no difficulty
beating herevcry time tliey have met. Prob
ably ere lb Is herimperlal ownerhas regretted
that he did not place the order for her de
sign with Herreshoff instead ot with Wat
son. Jit nil events he could not be blamed
Tor feeling that way after reading this
criticism In the Loudon Yachting World for
So far as tho present season Is con
cerned the most disappointing of the now
boats is undoubtedly the German Em
peror's Tlneta, designed by Mr. G. L.
Watson and built at Kiel. The yacht,
which in design seems to be a miniature
edition of Talkjrie III, must have liecn
too lightly constructed or else the ma
terial employed is. to blame; at any rate,
during the recent regattas at Kiel, she
was so liadly strained that she had to
give up racing until her framework had
been strengthened. On the same day the
Herreshoff twenty-rater, Isolde, a sister
ship of Niagara, escaped scatheless, though
indeed there was a lumpy 6ea on tho
Tho Isolde, referred to above, belongs
to llaron von Zedwltz, a rich German ot
aristocratic lineage, with, a strong parti
ality for salt water sports. Despite the
fact that she Is constructed on the same
lines as the Niagara, the latter has al
ways beaten her and she has also been
left astern pretty generally by her Brit
ish competitors. This It will probably
vr -ji hwev tvm.-. fj
turn out is due to the fact that she is
not so well handled as the other boats.
At yacht sailing, German tars liave not
yet had practice enough to reach the high
standard that obtains in Great Britain.
Lord Duuraven, principal owner ot the
new Valkyrie, is one of Howard Gould's
competitors In the twenty-rating class.
His boat, the Audrey, Is one of his own de
sign, and a very creditable production.
She wasn't a success last season, but with
the energy and perseverance that lscharac
lstlc of hinj, he remodeled her during the
winter, with the result that her speed has
been greatly Improved. She has occa
sionally beaten the Niagara, but has mure
often been beaten by her. Lord Dunraven
Is a sportsman all over. "Thorough" might
well be his motto. He is never contented
with one yacht only. He handles a tiller
almost at well as a professional, and holds
a sailing master's certificate, which was
granted to him by the board of trade only
aficr he bad passed a satisfactory examina
tion. Though In addition to the Audrey and
Lis Interest in the Valkyrie he also owns a
speedy cruising cutterthe sixty-rater,
L'Eperauce, he has Just given an order for
another yacht of-120 tons. She will be
ketch-rigged and used for cruising pur
poses. Prince EdmondGustnvcEatlhayny-Stratt-man,
is another blue-blooded aristocrat,
who occasionally gets a good view ot tho
stern ot tbeNlagara when chasing her in a
race in bis staunch little yacht, the
Stephanie. He was born in Milan lu 182G.
The family derives its name fro the village
of Battbayn in the province of Baranya.
It claims descent from Urs III, who was
chief ot the Huns In 070. Possibly it goes
back toAtalla. Thcname"Strattman"was
annexed by means of an hjphen, when, a
couple of centuries or so ago, CoiiDt
Batthayny married Eleonore, Countess of
Strattman, thus also acquiring possession of
the extensive Strattman estates In Upper
Austria. He has lots of titles, but Is con
tent to be called Prince Batthayny for
short. He is a veteran yachtsman. One of
his earlier ventures, the Kremhllda, of 10G
tons, was a great prize winner in her day
Her success started the building of the
colossal single stickers in England, whose
superior speed soon put an end to schooner
racing. They have only one thing against
PrlnceBatthayny In England that lie
wasn't born an Englishman.
Another owner of a twenty-rater, though
not a very successful one, Is Prince Henry,
of Battenbcrg, who, in 1680, had the good
luck to marry the Princess Beatrice, the
youngest daughter of the Queen, and for
bis kindness and consideration, was made
"His Royal Highness," and put in pos
session of several sinecures and given sun
dry emoluments, not without some groaning
2(1 Rater That Is Top of Her Class in
and complaining of the rart of British tax
payers ot radical tendencies. He is a
colonel In the British army, colonel of the
l6le of Wight Volunteers, Captain General
and Govermir of the Isle of Wight, and Gov
ernor of Carlsbrooke Castle. His taste
for salt water, however, is not simulated
merely to please the British public. Long
k. i 4s
before the Queen accepted him as a son-in-law,
he was sailing around In a G2-ton
yawl. That was In 1&74, and toon after
that he"got rid of her and bought a
schooner, the Gelert, 98 feet on tho water
line, nis twcnty-raier, the Asphodel, was
built for him In 1804, by Wateon. He will
probably get another one soon, for he is an
enthusiast in all forms of out door sports
and shows such a disregard for bis neck
when he rides to hounds, that many Brit
ishers have forgiven him ills foreign birth
and good luck.
The yacht that has come nearest to prov-
fc5" "5jN jfejL
H. I. M. tlie Gerninn Emperor as a
lrg a match for the Niagara, Is the Earl
of Lonsdale's Eucbarls. She is an up ne
date racer in all respects, and was turned
out by rife, in a hurry, for the express pur
poso of meeting the Yankee craft. Lord
Lonsdale is fend of quixotic enterprises,
and has money enough to Indulge his
facy wherever it may lead him. It led blm
to bunt for the North Pole once. His an
cestral acres are situated in the county of
Wesmoreland, and Include some magnifi
cent game preserves. The Prince of Wales
is frequently his guest in the shooting sea
son, and enjoys the unstinted hospitality
of Lowther Castlp. He is the owner of a
big schooner, theVerna,of31Gtons, and op
board of her off Cowes, last season, he
entertained the Emperor of Germany and
the rrince of Wales and sevoralMtaer hfl ells
in regal style. The Emperor ot Germany
returned the compliment when he got back
to his own land. Lord Lonsdale's turn
came round again this season, and he en
tertained the German Emperor in magnifi
cent style on his estate, as has been told In
recent cable dispatches. Socially, therc,
farc. Lord Lonsdale may be-sold to be
"right in it." He is a young man He was
born in 1857, and in 1878 married Lady
Grace Gordon, sister of the present Marquis
Another young nobleman who races
against Howard Gould's yacht Is the Earl
of Dudley. He was born In 18G7, and suc
ceeded to bis father's estates and title In
1880. He is wealthy and has a magnificent
place In Worcestershire, to which the Prince
of Wales occasionally goes to help him thin
out some of the game. When tho Prince
The Gull Thut Perched on Yalkyrio'sMnst Defender's Cross Between a
Yellow Cur and tho Son of n Sea Dor.
goes to Hungary to enjoy a battue with
Baron Hlrsch, Lord Dudley is usually
one of the party. He first took to the turf,
but wisely abandoned It, after paying a
good round price for youtli and experience.
Ho took to yacht racing In 1S92, with the
little five-rater, the Vigorna. Bhe proved
a failure, and In the year following he got
another boat for the same class, the In
yoni, which shows great speed In light
Among Howard Gould's competitors are
other young men who have wealth, but no
titles. Francis Belllngbam Jameson, of
Dublin, can afford to hire a steam yacht to
accompany the Luna on her racing tours.
Another crack twenty-rater, the Zinita,
la owned Jointly by the brothers William
and James Connell, young Scotchmen, who
cut their eye teeth at yachting on the Clyde.
The cable dispatches which describe the
victories of the Niagara, Bay nothing about
how her owner is improving his social op
portunities. But there is no denying, save
through lying, that they will make some
people here feel envious.
Haunted by a Crime.
At a general election in England a can
didate personally unknown to the voters
of a certain borough was asked by party
leaders to stand for it. He belonged to a
good family and was a barrister of prom
ise in London. His path to success was open,
as the borough belonged to bis party. But
when lie mounted theplatformtoaddress the
electors, nfter a sentence or two, he sud
denly became pale nnd confused, his eyes
fixed on a board opposite on which was
scrawled with charcoal, "Forty pounds!"
He stumbled through a short speech, and
then hurriedly left the stand. A few days
later he rose to speak in another town, and
again the mysterious words, written in
black on the wall, confronted him. Again
he left the platform, and that night retired
from the contest for the seat in F.arilament.
Not long afterward he disappeared from
public lite and rotircdjfci an English colony,
where be liidhimselfon a ranch. The words,
It was found, referred to a theft committed
lu his youth, which he supposed had been
Nursej-Bertie, you naughty boy, leave
off playing with your soldiers directly.
Haven't I told you that you musn't play
with them on Sunday?
Bertie Yes, nure; but this is a religious
war. Golden Days.
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MASCOTS FOp YACHTSMEN
C. Oliver Iselinjs Very Fond
of the Defender's Dog.
VALKYRIE'S WHITE SEA GULL
Vigilant' s Parrot Says:
"Larboard! How's Your
I happened to be on shore when Uie De
fender found her niaECot. And as that is
the happiest instant In the career of a boat
I can say-that I literally saw Good Luck
step aboard the Defender. Its staying
powers are another thing, but for a time
the Good Luck was on deck certainly.
The Defender was dry-docked, for they
were putting new masts and spars upon her.
Bo dishevelled did she look that she might
have been having her keel taken out and
a centreboard substituted, so utterly to the
level of an old hulk did her alterations re
Iselln felt depressed. His thousand dol
lars' worth of boat, nnd his million dollars'
worth of pride he would have sold at that
minute for one cent cash. He had come
ashore, nnd stood disconsolately eying
FINDING THE MA8COT.
There was a snapping around his heels,
a s-n-a-r-1 as only a yellow dog can snarll
And Iscliii looked down Just in time to see
the cur grab a moutafuljir his trousers and
shako viciously: "It is a" mascot!" called
out a seaman on the boat. "It's a mascot,
.Without saying a word, the boat-owner
ducked down, grabbed the yellow dog by
his body, lifted him In his arms, and gave
him a squeeze that drowned the snarl In a
long, discomforted yelp. "Go for a collar
as quick as you can," he called out to one
ot the lads, "and have 'Defender" put
upon it. Get a slhcr chain, or a gold one
if you want to, and See that it is strong.
This mascot Is not going to get away, it I
can help it."
With the yellow dog In his arms, the
usually dignified bead of America's yacht
sjudlcale, executed a delighted dance.
"Take him aboard the Defender," he
ordered a sailor near by, "and get some
thing to swab off this mascot with. Don't
wash him too clean. May take off the
When Mrs. Iselln saw the dog sho was
highly delighted. She bought him a yellow
ribbon, parted his hair, and brushed It as
well as its texture would allow, and
scrubbed bis nose Into a semblance of
"What breed would yju-crtakc that dog
to be?" asked Mr. Isj3iu of an old .salt
who stood hitching hlVllousers and watch
ing tho lucky foundling. "Waller, sir, I
doan know, an" jit I do know! On Ian' they
doan have very perljte iianies fur animals
an' things thet doanjknow whar they cum
from But on sea we're perlitcr. I .should
say that thar dorg wnsa cross between a
yaller cur and a sorKojn sea dorgi"
The yaller cur'sgctjealogy was duly
entered in the ehip's iu'g, and now none
so ornamental as lit upon the. fore deck.
The Vigilaut's-'pafrdt-ls' both beautiful
and accomplished. She is a poll, was
picked up or bought down in the West
Indies, Journeyed to England In a sail
ing vessel and was presented to Mr. Gould
by a sailor who applied for a position in
the crew. The parrot's repertoire of
language Is large and nautical. She com
monly sits upon the mast head and sings
out her orders to the crew.
"Larboard, if you can't remember It,
starboard!" Is her first order every morn
ing as after her cup of sweetened coffto
she settles down forf.i day's work. As
the breeze rises she calls out: "Luff, luffl
Larboard, starboard." To all new-comers
sli says "nowdy," holding out an amiaU
claw, and to her Intimates she shouts:
"Bow's your mother-in-law?" in the most
rollicking voice imaginable. The Vigil
ant's mascot has her ea'd hours as well as
her gay ones. At these times she laments
loudly calling outi 'Where's my Ida?
Where's my Ida? The only girl 1 ever
lovedt Ida, cometoamy rescue. I'm
swooning away!" '
Polly Vigilant ha her convivial moods.
In these she digs a'claW into her feathers
In imitaion of a pc?cfce "Jest sixpence,"
she announefc. "Jest enough to buy a
small bottle of Ink when we get on shore.
Open a small bottle of fak witli rne."
The cries and rcmarls ot this bird are
much oppreciaied By the crew, and never
is Miss Polly badly treated except when
uttering her couvivja) cries when the boat
is being beaten. Tile saviors will not allow
her to rejoice then, 'alicf she is hit over the
head with a cup of hard salt water it she
attempts a laugh or a remark about "the
small bottle ot ink."
Half way over to America the Valkyrie
enjoyed a poor spell o f weather. S he did not
sail well, nor would her rigging set firm and
trim a3 it should. "The devil's In the ship,"
grumbled the mate, running to larboard and
to starboard to see what was the matter.
"Na' a bit," replied a sailor, "but sho
sees yon pretty bird making for her an
she's waiting for the creature."
$ "You pretty bird" was a great white
seagull. It3 breast, like snow, showed
above the boat like a fleecy cloud in a
blue sky, and not until she settled on the
topmast did the men see that her wings
were black as night. Never was seagull
blacker on top and whiter underneath
than the Valkyrie gull. It Journeyed all
tho way to thlss country on top the mast,
coming -down to eat crumbs oft the deck,
and it is still a resident ot the boat.
When tbe mascot gull shows its white
MW,jtA ' "
breast the Valkyrie has success ahead,
and when she folds her wings into black
ness there Is trouble or defeat or break
down. So superstitious nave,tbe crew of
the Valkyrie become that when the gull
folds her wings and looks black every ef
fort is nude to hide her from the sea sail
ors, who would bo immediately disheart
Commodore Gerry once had a captain so
superstitious that he set the whole crew by
the ears looking for signs of wonders. This
very mystical man owned a email reticule
made of snake's skin. Tbe snake was killed
In India by a Hindoo fakir, who killed It
by magic Tho reticule was secured around
the top by seven horsehairs' out of the tall
of an Arabian steed. Inside were nine
hairs out of the tall of a Bengal lion, a
hen's tooth, a hare's footl caught in a
graveyard at midnight, and the eye ot a
poison snake. A
This combination worked good for Ifa
owner and death to his enemies. When the
boat set sail from the dock this reticule
was bung over the head of the captain's
bed. and it was neither touched, nor re
moved, nor Jarred until tbe voyage wasover.
Once It fell from its nail, and at that In
stant a floating log dashed underneath tho
yacht and disabled its machinery until
the bag was hung up again.
A "LOVELY" ORCHESTRA.
Willie K. Vanderbilt has a singular su
perstition for tbe Valiant. He will not al
low tho boat to stir from the wharf without
Its own private orchestra on board. Tbe
old yacht, the Alva, was "saved" for years
lu the same way by its Sweet-toned music,
and tho time it went down the orchestra had
been left ashore.
Tho crew ot the Valiant, sixty men, are
superstitious to madness about this orches
tra, and frankly say that It propitiates
tho Loreley with Its strains. The Loreley,
they explain, plays sweetly upon the most
dangerous recks, and so entrancing ir. its
melody that the sailors will venture too
near for safety if tbey once hear the music.
The orchestra aboard the yacht drowns the
strains of the Loreley and keeps tbe boat
from shipwreck off tl.e rocks.
A few days ago Mr. Vanderbilt loaned
bis orchestra to a cottager at Bar Harbor
for the evening, and not a man of the crew
slept that night.
ASTOU'-S AH! CATCH-O0S1
Dp the Thames there Is a white-sailed
yacht, the Paula, It is the property of
Waldorf Astor, and has lain at Cliveden's
wharf for two years pjst each night. The
sailors aboard share Waldorf Astor's su
perstitious nature, tbe nature of which
took him from his native country for odd
trifles hardly worth considering. One of
these is the sneezing fear. Sneezing once
is lucky, but twice is bad of portent. This
paragraph Is printed and hangs in the
"Yf a Bailor travell on thys ship and
snese twyse, let him departe at onyce, or
else we shayl not prosper."
And below it reads: "One snese in the
night season betokyneth luck, but two
sneses signifleth daniyge to thys ship."
There Is an odd story of superstition,
told of a yachting chum of Royal Phelps
Carroll, who spits upon his bait when he
wishes to land big catches quickly.
Yachtsmen are bundles of signs and
wonders, and no one In all the world will
start out upon a voyage on Friday. "Were
not Joan ot Arc and Julius Caesar killed on
that day?" the best educated of men ask,
quite ignoring the fact that Shakespeare,
Napoleon and Washington &tarted upon the
Voyage of Life on Friday.
A Chimney Full of Birds.
Between 7 and 7:10 o'clock each even
ing one of the most remarkable sights in
Kansas City at the present time Is in prog
ress. At 6:40 chimney swallows begin to
gather in the air over the Vineyard Market
building on Eighth street. As the minutes
pass hundreds of birds come from alldirec
tlous until the sky Is black with their
They skim about in an airless way until
about 7 o'clock, then, with no apiiarent
leadership, they form and begin to circle
about in the air in a large oval directly
above the chimney at the norihiasi corner
of the Vineyard building. Other birds
coming up Join the circle until thousands
of them are In the mad whirl.
At 7:10, with no apparent signal, they
begin to pour down the chimney like water
from a pitcher. Down they tumble, thou
sands o f them, u ntll one wonders if there Is
an underground outlet to the chimney,
which hardly seems large enough to hold
them alL In a few minutes they arc out
Ail the time they are on the wing the air
Is full of a faint rustic nnd the whistle
ot a composite of the many sharp, staccato
chirpings of the birds.
After all are in come a few stragglers
that attempt to enter the chimney also.
These are driven away by the birds inside.
Then the stragglers fly up until they reach
the spot where the general whirl commenced
and they, too, fly around the circle sev
eral times and then dive Into the chimney.
There are always a nunilier of curious
people in front of the building watching
the birds. One old colored man is there
every evening. He says be has watched the
birds for several years in this great act of
chimney-filling. They always choose a
dead chimney somewhere about the city
for their lodging house. Last year they oc
cupied a large brick building on Main
street. Kansas City Star.
Von Bulow's Little Joke.
AGerman pa perlellsa new story nboutlhe
late Dr. von Bulow. A lady of the German
court Insisted on being present at the re
hearsal ot a symphony ,and herimporlunlties
at length prevailed. But Von Bulow pre
pared a terrible revenge. He directed the
first bassoon to play his part through from
beginning to end as a solo obligato. The
musician complied, and long before he had
finished his appointed task the lady was in
a position to sympathize with the wedding
guest In "The Ancient Mariner," who
"beat his breast, for he heard the loud bas
soon." New York Tribune.
Tho Fay With
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DAUGHTERS OF DONRAYEN
Milord's Girls Are of the
"Very English" Variety.
LADIES RACHEL AND AILEEN
"Cup Girls" in General Are
Wily Mrs. Gould's -Yachting
New York, Sept. 14. Cup, cup, cup! It
is nothing but tho cup! Cup dinners, cup
suppers, cup excursionsdown the bay. And
that is not all; there has sprung up out of
the September winds a new creation, tho
cup girl, and so popular Is she liecome in
these Dunraven days that the summer girl
Is completely forgotten, and even the prett j
girl is extremely insipid compared to her.
Two English girls now set the type for
the cup girl. They are tho Ladies Rachel
and Alleen Dunraven. Tbey are followers
of the cup, literally chasing It over the
ocean for tbe second time, and they hover
around it, as it stands in Tiffany's window
Tlin CUP GIKL.
Sketch of Onoof the Dimrmen Party.
creation and an English entity, so far as
her appearance Is concerned, for she models
her cloaks after her English cousins, who
have sailed for cups for generations, nnd
who are the enthusiasts of the Britannia,
and'she copies the ways of the Dunraven
sisters, who are very amiable girls.
Though not strictly- pretty, as our pretty
girls go, they are sweet-tempered, strong,
well bred nnd very pleasant companions.
The cup girls all know "Lady Rachel and
Lady A We." But America's cup girl has
In these days, speaking of a woman, It
Is not "Who Is she?" and "What can she
do?" The cup girl can rise as a lltle before
light, dress herself as prettily as though
for an afternoon sail, take a hearty break
fast, walk a mile and step on board a
yacht. The mists are on tbe bay, but she
does not care. She has wet that front wave
of hers with alcohol and steamed 1 1 dry over
a hot tongs, and she knows that her bangs
will stay in shape through tho wetness and
breeze of the early sail. She has put on
cork-sole shoes, looking delicately dainty,
But lined with the spongy material to pre
vent wetting her feet, and when the spray
dashes over the deck she holds her place in
trepidly. Perhaps she is at the wheel for
a minute doing real duty .
"Ho, ho!" calls out the sailor-owner.
"You are getting wet boots, my sailor
"Nay-pay," calls back the yachtswoman,
"I'm for p'lntin' her nose to sea in spite
of the waves, tor we've a clear day ahead "
Every one laughs at the drawly sea-far
tone of the cup girl, as she sings her answer
back over her shoulder in imitation of the.
old captain, who is immensely tickled by
tho bit of drollery, and every one loves the
for all to see, and they hurry along the Val
kyrie's crew to get it.
The cup girl of America is an English
Hiss Lord Steering.
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cup girl the better and votes hei a greater
success than any other kind of girl ever
seen. Sho is the only one of all the season'
vista of girls who can sit with feet in pools
of waterand yet be able that evening to lead
the chorus of the popular yachting song la
a clear voice.
Tho cup girl Is a very wily rotes. In fact,
she isn't quite all she seems to be. Notice,
please, how she insists on keeping on that
thick mu f fling coat of hers. That coat, with
its immense satin sleeves, is heavy enough
In texture to ward off the spray like water
from a duck's smooth back. Note how she
keens that white broadcloth coat buttoned
to the chin and how she settles its skirts
around her and adjusts the very bewitching
A VIKING'S DATJOnTER.
"I am loo warm," she insists; then she
adds, carelessly, with a alight lifting of
the tip tilted nose, "I think I must be
df-ended from seafaring ancestors back
In the Viking days. To me all seasons are
alike upon the sea! Never too hot; never
too cold! Always a thick coat, never
She carelessly steps away to tbe breezing
side ot the boat as she says this. Little
chatl She pretends by her walk and her
absolutely unruffled appearance to be a
maid of the sea. ' 'Watch me. I have ridden
upo'n a dolphin's back and visited the cave
ot blowy Aeolus," she seems to say, as she
balances herself lightly before the breeze.
- But there are those who know tbe secret
ot her comfort afloat. Just as many have
come tounderstand the whitened coolness ot
tho summer girl and the perfume of her
locks. But the cup girl has not so many In
her confidence as yet. Those who are "in
the know" tell with smiles of the fine
hanging skirt that is ot heavy serge.
Around .'he Lem-is a row of little weights
at small distances apart, not heavy, but
Just heavy enough to fight the winds.
They tell of crinoline underneath and
of not a single skirt to tangle the limbs
and prevent freedom of walk. There Is
a Cup Girl set ot underwear for this
kind ot skirt. Every Cup Girl knows
what it is and how It is. She knows
the tightness of the wool, the "dancing
girl" suggestion of Its lower portions
and the boned shapeliness of its upper
parts. She knows, too, that it costs
a great deal.
The dres3 waist with this sea captalness
skirt is a Jersey without shoulder puffs.
It is the Uttle plain old Jersey which
English girls wore to death. It tits like
and it clings to the waist and hips like a
sweater, only it is flee and light, and
trimmed with small braids, like a dress
The regular loose Cup Girl cloak Is
slipped on over this and the Cup Girl is
telling the actual truth when she says she
is neither cold nor hot. Just comfortable,
for never was there a rig better fitted to
the weather than this one.
The cup girl is not a new woman, but
she leaves off corsets. She Is actually
obliged to do this because, with those
bony things on she could not imitate the
seaman's roll as she walks across deck when
tbe sea is high, nor could she stoop for
the rope nor Jump for the sheet, or bend
across the wheel when pressure must be
put on. She is a shapely girl, ot course,
and looks trim for a' tbat; for well she
knows that her own" bones, offset with
the boned under-rigging, will support
her figure into nineteenth century ideas at
THOSE TWLV DTJNRAVENS.
The Dunraven sisters wear queer cup
gowns. Their habitual dress, for they
dress as alike as peas lu tbe same pod.
Is a black serge shirt, a white yachting
coat, loose, and big'sieeved and hanging
almost to the knees, and a big muffler
for casting around the throat. They stand
upon the Valkyrie deck side by side and
clasp hands agonlzedly when tbe big cup
boat falls back. Wheushc points ahead and
shows her gait they stand apart and look
as though clapping their bauds, so fantas
tically do the ends of the neck mufflers
dash together in the brisk wind.
Mrs. Iselln clings to her conventional
dress. She is too bu3y and too tired to look
up new waya of becoming a cup girl, but
Mrs. George Gould has all the very latest
agonies in dress. In the Norwegian fjords
she picked up a gown ot deep red wool. It
looks heavy as several boards and woolly
as the back of a sheep. Crisp days she gets
herself up in this, and warmer days she
wears a very .triggisb dress tbat looks like
a Worth. But 6hetoo, lias sucumbed to
the long, loose yachting cloak. She slips it
on and off, and spectators notice that to
day It is navy blue, to-morrow light blue,
and next day white or drab. Its sleeves
are always immense and of a coctrastirg
color, except in the light blue material,
when the wiiolecloakisliketheheavensona
winning race day.
The Cup Girl Is the sequel to the sum
mer girl, and bachelors who were not con
quered by the seashore r,oddcss are quail
ing before her autumn kin. She is so neat
in dress, so comfortable in appearance".
so contented, so useful and so charming
that the summer cargo of broken bea
twice the heavier for her advent.