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INTERNATIONAL GOLF TOURNA
MENT AT LENOX.
Daughters of Levi P. Morton
Learned "Goff" From Saud-rinp-ham
Copyright, 1805, by Rynian Interview
Lenox, Sept. 23. Tills week, by
daylight, and lasting until Saturday
night by electric arc, will tee tlie greatest
golf events that have ejer taken place In
luls country. Golf hascprungfronia taper
flicker to powder flash, and Is roaring its
progress the fields of the whole United
States. At Lenox the "little place In the
Berksbtres, there -will be this week
a meet that includes professionals and
amateurs, both men and women, and also
the athlete typcof sunimergirl, who is lobe
Both sides of the ocean furnish players,
making the tournament international.
The principal event, from a standpoint
of beauty and Interest, is the young women's
match for the De Heridia loving cup This
match takes place for the first time, as does
tbc entire golf tournament, and the loving
cup offered by Mnie. Sc Heridia is a large,
beautiful affair, much superior to the rather
disappointing America's yacht cup. This
Is open to all young women, and there
are more than twelve contestants entered.
They hail fromeverj where, for Bar Harbor,
Newport, Narragauvett and Long Branch
have dispatched their fuirsuninier residents
here for this, the closing event of the season.
The golf course of the Lenox Golf Country
Mrs. T. Suf fern Taller.
Miss Vanderbilt's Caddy,
Club is a very fine one. There are nine
links, that arc oer a course of two and a
half miles. One bundred and fifty acres of
land are demoted to the links, and tbey are
ae ideal as money and natural scenery could
At Lenox there Is a professional golf in
structor. Just as there is a professional
bicycle trainer at Newport. The Newport
cycle man is a darky, very black, very illit
erate, very respectful and very strong. The
Instructor at Lenox Is a certain Mr. Honey
man, related to the "400" by cou6inship,
and a "sportsman," as we are all using the
term now one who would rather eat a
crust and work nights to Indulge in his fa
vorite sport than have all that the world
offerB with it like Dunravcn.
Mr. Honcyman haB laid out the golf links
wclL They start upon a plateau, a high,
level sweep, rise swiftly, falls suddenly
and then run along In a series of very
pretty leaps. Several very difficult places
have been constructed by Mr. Honcyman.
One, for example. Is called Devil's lane.
It lies between two fences, and the player
must strike the ball across both at once or
despair of making any creditable score, bo
cause It Is so bard to rescue the ball after
It haB fallen between the fences.
Heart Breaker Is another hard place to
cross, and this Is made all the worse by be
ing surrounded by some of tho prettiest
scenes of the country. The player stops to
admire a low-lying lane, a hundred feet be
low, a hill rising into the blue of the clouds
beyond, tlielittleshlmmcrlngshectof water
to the right, and lie Is lost. Heart Breaker
brought about his undoing. "Never pause
tolook a t tliescenery," is therepcated advice
of Mr. Honcyman.
The nine holes all have their own names,
the last being "Home," and finishing Just
where the player started.
It Is to be expected that men will make
a better score than women on account of
Uic greater length of arm, and swiftness
of stroke. Yet tho scores compare very
favorably. At present a young Mr. Armory,
of Boston, holds the highest, or lowest,
score forgetting round thcllnks.
THE ENGLI8H WAY.
Ho has done It In 43 strokes, his caddy
running after him swiftly to keep pace,
and hardly ever handing his master a new
Uck. Mr. Arnlory plays almost with one
Implement after tho drive Is made. A very
good score Is made by Miss Stokes, who Is
a pretty girl player. She has gone around
tho links In GO strokes, but Is unable to do
it again. If she equals her former record
the may get the loving cup. But there are
others close by. One of the Misses Sloane
has a very clever way of "putting"
placing the ball In the hole by rolling as In
croquet, and the painstaking move may
bring her the silver bauble so much cov
ted. The young women who have trained in
England havo a very different stroke from
the others. The Misses Morton, daughters
of Levi P., learned English golf as It is
played on the Sandrlngham grounds. Their
method Is the long, swift, powerful drive,
with almost no aim beyond that otgolng In
lee right direction Two of tuesc powerful
drives bring' the ball near t -:.-. ox "put-
ting" place. Dexterity pfstrokejs then em
ployed, the aim being always past the hole,
In case lhe"uall does" norgo la. It ne er falls
The Sandrlngham Instructor reasons with
his pupils. The ball Is smaller than the
hole. DrlvaJt niross the hole, and It will
fall In it nine times out of ten."
The American Instructor advises differ
cirtly: "Take three short strokes to get near
the hole; three more to-gct very near to It,
then one to innd in It," Is the method. "In
this way you .never waste- a stroke nor run
the risk of going so far bejond the putting
place that you get demoralized striking
backward. Lot your motto In golf be 'slow
The young women have-all ordered new
golf gowjis,for the jrvjMit. They are prac
tising in -ery Emart ones.'Cut the dresses
for the match itself arc to be very fine.
Miss Gertrude Vanderbllt, whose father
Is a member of the Golf County Club, and
who Is consequently eligible for the cup
contest, invariably plajs in -while corded
duck. It is as heavy as Tapestry. The style
Is plain and pretty and the dress is short
and met by gaiters.
Miss Virginia Fair, the Western heiress
who outrode Mrs Henry Clews onihe
bicycle. Is anxious to secure the cup. She
practises daily at the links She dresses
in white, with black golfing cape. Her
method Is very masculine, though a very
feminine sljle of girl. She drives her
ball furiously, chafes it, drives it again,
runs after it and makes tLc links in the
same time as the crack amateurs. She lias
one fault, according tct those who are
anxious to see her chnmplouess In two
fields or athletics, and that is her inability
to "loft" the ball. She can strike on a
level, but when it comes'to'lilttliig it with
the. Utile hammerhead-thai is warranted
to send Hup In the air, she is not a success.
The Lenox grounds abound in these deep
places that require "lofting."
GAME O.N BICYCLES.
There is a little talk of playing one game
upon bitjcles. After the "Young "Woman's
Loving Cup comes the men's tournament,
then the professionals. This is followed
by n match among the caddies, and after
wards there may be, as a matter of fun,
a match upon cycles. The only way of car
MACTICING FOR THE DE "TIEHIDIA I.OV1NG-CU1.
Miss Gertrude Vanderbllt.
MUs Virginia Fair.
The Misses Morton.
Who la Expected to Win tho Match for
rymg it out will be to make all the blows
from the-whecl. Caddies will carry them
to different stations In the links, and when
there is'a fence to be climbed the wheel
will be left behind and another one taken
on the dtlicrsidc of the fence.
There is one young woman whom the
members of the club arc keeping secret
She practices alone, and is never seen at
the "golf aftcrnoons'f when the young la
dles try their hands with the sticks and the
matrons stand by to criticise and applaud.
She Is decidedly New England in her way
of playing, although her home is some
where not far from the Rockies. In fact,
she is a new Western heiress. Her father
owns property, land and mines where
such possessions mean millions, and she
Is to be introduced to society In New York
As every one knows, itis of no use bring
ing forward a debutante, unless she has
some previous acquaintance with peo
ple, and so she Is gently pushed ahead at
Lenox. It Is a poor way to forward her by
arousing the Jealousy of others against her.
But the people who are to Introduce her
think she will make more of a sensation if
she bursts Into view, instead of merely
dawning. Her method Is to consult her
caddy on every point, try stick after stick,
swinging It with a critical air beforo strik
ing, and finally bringing down one ringing
blow thut speeds the ball unerringly on Its
Dinners always follow golf games, as
dancing follows autumn dinners. The golf
week will be merry with the clatter of
silver and glass, and music will soothe
The golf tournament has aroused inter
est both sides the water, as not a few
golfing Englishmen havo come over for it.
and pleasure-indulgent Americans have re
turned for what they think will be the most
delightful mid-season entertainment ever
planned. HARRY GERMAINE.
M. QTJEEN AT TEA.
Victoria, of England, Often Drinks
With an American Lndy.
One of Q ucen Victoria's favorites is Mme.
Albanl, and once a year her majesty
honors the prima donna by tolkng a cup of
tea with her.
This Is when the queen Is at Balmoral
CasUe, usually during September or Oc
tober, and Mmc.-AIbaul Is at her country
place, oldMar Lodge, an estate which she
rents from the Duko of Fife, and which Is
in Mar forest, near Balmoral Castle.
This tea drinking occasion is wholly de
void of pomp and circumstance. The
queen drinks her beverage, which, by the
way. Is English breakfast, quite like an
ordinary mortal, but quite unlike tho or
dinary English woman, she docs not tako
a second cup.
The honor of serving tea to uctmajesty
Is one seldom acoorded to other subjects.
For Albanl, the queen has already bad a
particular afrectionjandshe delights to
honor her lu various, ways.
Upon these occasions of tho afternoon
function the queen sends word a day or
two previously of her intention to visit her
neighbor. Shri ,1s .aonumpaoied-br one of
the princesses aod-a lady or two In wait-
ing, and she drives the dbtance, of about
ten miles, In an open carriage.
After the brief ceremony of tea drink
ing is over, the queen takes a stroll through
her hostess' beautiful garden. Although
not particularly fond of flowers, she ap
preciates Madame Albani's loudness for
them, and frequently sends her superb
bouquets from Balmoral.
The queen's dress Is usually very simple
a black cashmero or soft silk, devoid of'
ornament, or trimming; It is tie toilet of
a respectable lady of the middle class,
and is even more bare of ornament than,
the plainest and most simple people of
that class would average. Dress is a mat
ter in which, even In her young days, the
queen appeared to be devoid of Interest.
Albanl has a choice collection of pho
tographs of Victoria, each adorned with
her autograph. She Van also the recipient'
of one of the Jubilee medals, and was tho
only artist decorated by the queen her
self with tho order.
Airs the Army Has Appropriated,
Such ns "Two Little Girls in Bine."
The Salvation Army Is nothing if not up
to date. As a parodist the man who makes
sacred hymns for the use of the army out
of popular songs can give most writers
pointers, sajs the St. Louis Republic.
The St. Louis Salvation Army street
workers, with their red Jackets, their bass
drums and their cornels, are giving the
crowds that listen to them on the comers
a new line of the latest adaptations Just
now. Some of them sound blasphemous to
one not acquainted with the energetic
methods of the Salvationists, but compared
to the famous "There Are No Flics on
Jesus" song that- created such a furor
several years ago, this last bunch of fin de
slecle parodies is tame. Here is the chorus
of one they are singing to the air of "Two
Little Girls in Ulue:"
"Two little girls in blue, lads; two littlo
girls In blue;
One got salvation and came to Jesus, which
the other would not do.
One little girl in blue, lads, embraced a
life of shame.
But she repented before she died and Christ
took her Just the same."
This Is the one that never falls to catch
tbecrowd, which usuallyjolns in tbechorus:
"East side, west side, everywhere we go,'
Wespread the wonVif Jesus;
He will make jou wtlte as snow.
All of us together will see the happy land.
If you will take advantage of the teachings
of our band."
Mamie Conway's favorite, "Little Maggie
Mooney." Is thus thrown at the astonished
ears of a Salvation Army audience:
"Blessed words of Jesus; they're the words
I read them ere I go. to sleep, to keep me
You all may have your pleasures of every
shape and kind.
But there's nothing like tfe! blessed word of
The latest, entitled "There's Only One
Girl In This World for Me," Is rendered by
the Salvationists this way:
"There's only one Joy in this world forme;
Only one Joy has my sympathy.
'Tls a Joy past understanding,-u Joy of
For there is only one Joy in this world for
To wind up with, here is the best of the
lot, sung to the tunc of "Swim Out,
"Swim out, you sinners;
This Is no place to be.
You're at the devil's mercy.
In corruption's slimy sea;
But the raft of Christ Is cruising.
And bis hands outstretched to you.
Bo swim out, yuu sinners, swim out"
Force of Example.
"Like mistress, like maid," lsnsaylng that
is probably oftener true than "like master,
like man." The Btory is told that Mdlle.
Augustine Brohan, a celebrated French
comedienne, who was extremely humane to
all animals, no matter how humble, one day
at a tablo found a fly caught on ber plate,
finger and called ber maid.
"Marie," she said, "take this fly be care
Sho took it up tenderly with her thumb and
f ul, now, don't hurt him! and put him out
doors." Tbegirl took the fly and wentaway.but
presently Mdlle. Brohan .sa-w ber standing
near with a troubled expression on b erf ace.
"Well, Marie," she said, "did you do as I
told you7" ...
"No, mademoiselle, I've got the fly still;
I couldn't venture to put him outdoors it
was raining and he might have taken coldl"
The oyhter Is a silent beast.
And yet 'tis strange but true.
Ton often see it id a broil,
Hot water or a stew.
BELLES FORM PARTIES TO WALK
UF FIFTH AVENUE.
In Scotch Tweeds and Satin They
Make Pretty Pictures in Cen
tral Park's Red Foliage.
New York, Sept. 23. The curio gov
ernment which New York is now cnjojlng
Ib much liked by the women, whatever may
be the way It is viewed by the men. It is
tho women who know that the streets of
New York are perfectly safe now for
afternoon Btrolls and, consequently, there are
more of them to be seen walking than in
any other previous autumn. At the street
corners stand therejected WcstPoIntcadcts
in policemen uniforms, ready to smash the
masher should he ad once too close to the
silken skirt of the fair walker; and behind
the West Point cadet policeman Is the won
derful police forceof millionaires and society
men to back u p his arrests and utterly an
In the neighborhood of the park these
pleasant afternoons there are very beauti
ful Btrollers. They dropped back to town to
see the boat races, and tbuy hae remained
here on account of the beautiful September
weather. Travelers and citizens alike are
discovering that Central Park in the allium?
is as beautiful as Newport and costs much
MRS. GRANT WALKS.
A beautiful pedcstrlenne these days Is
Mrs. Fred Grant All (he members of this
family are beoimlng papjlar. CotrFred, is
liked for his good clothes, Ms amiable wajs
and bis common sense. His sense is the
commonest or all tuccomhionRenenow be
fore the public. Wl'Cnoffendersarebrought
before htm in the police board he listens to.
them and says: "I can understand your
view of this matter."
Mrs. Fred is a tall woman, with a very
pretty face. Her companions are more
among diplomats than soccty folk, though
she is strangely cosmopolitan. Not long
ago she was seen strollli g along with the
widow of nn Irdlan Chief, who Is now a
Knickerbocker, keeping bouec quietly on
the West Side, In a good locality. Again
her companion was a Spanish woman, who
entertained Eulalle two years ago.
Many of the sojourners In tow n now are
wolklcg for their health as well as pleas
ure. I tlsn singular tblnglhatwomcngrow
stouter in the summer, lu pile of the heat
and fatigue of travil and gayety. They
put on extra flesh and come home plumper
than they think is becoming. Then they
walk to take off the fat.
The reason for this summer plumping up
Is the fluid which is taken Into tl.c system.
Water ai d rodas arc almost as fattening as
beer. In the winter the thirst is lets, less
Is taken, mid the cxercise'and lack of drink
soon bring my lady down to her normal
The Duke of Marlborough promenaded
much last w eck. His companions alwaysin
cluded the young woman to whom his en-
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One of the Duke's Party in Central Park.
gagement has been loudly predicted and
afew of hercompanlons. It is etiquette for
an attentive couple to walk together in
the daytime alone if they have a few
friends wltb them. To deprive this as
sertion of too much of the flavor of th
Emerald Isleone must explain that they can
walk nnchaperoced, if in little groups,
though never without a few .young; people
, Tea dresses of the young women bear
a great similarity as one sees them,
now on the shady avenues. They are
skirted with a Scotch material, that
mixture of colors which infallibly pro
claims u change of season. Many of
tliem have apparently chosen skirts
off tho one pattern. It la a tan with
colored dots in it.
A variegated effect is produced like
a mackrel sky against the sunset.
Green, yellow, red, black and white arc
the dots. They are closo together, and
a thread from them runs through the
goods. It is a heavy goods, and Js
saved from burdening tho limbs only
by Uie silk lining, which la often whlto
with only a deep hem or fold of green,
brown or even red, near Uie feet.
DRESSING FOR THE DUKE.
With these walking skirts go fancy
waists. Black satin is enjoyinga re
turn to favor. A shiny black satin waist,
made in the latest mode, well fitting,
lustrous, heavy nnd not stiff, is certainly
a thing of much beauty wherever seen.
Tho hats worn by the ladles of the
Duke of MurlUprougli's train the matrons
nnd young women who areshpwlng New
York to him are all email. They turn
back with a coquettish roll, nnd arc
surmounted by tiny trimmings. They are
rather French in effect, and becoming.
A large parasol, wlUi much trimming upon
Uie inside. Is carried with such a hat.
Sliado hats for the city are not greatly liked,
unless one is driving or enjoying a spectacle
like a yacht race, or posing upon a balcony
for a procession. Then they are becoming
and effective, but for walking and carrying
a parasol they arc In tho way.
A lady'sfcetarenolongerherown. When,
where and how sbc'slic boxes her Trllbys"
Is of interest to her friends and the public.
She ihootcs her shoes to please. Just as
she has always chosen her hats.
The autumn shoe, as worn by Mrs. C
Oliver Iselln, who is a very great pcr
son.igc now, is a cork sole. She is always
prepared for showers. The cork is not
thick, nnd the leather that lies below It
is almost paper-weight, so that tli" shoes
are not ilutiny. They have a very natty
look and arc trim, as all street belongings
should be. Tho tops are patent leather
Dealers do not carry them In stock, and tho
wearer must resort to the old-fashioned
and, in these days of "perfect-fitting j
rraiiy-maues, to me almost oosoieicrasii ion
of getting shoes made to o rder.
Mrs. Hermann Oclrlclis," who Is begin
ning to be quietly dubbed "the richest
woman in the world," since her father's
death, walks considerably, and always
attended by her young sister. Both dress
In the Scotch suiting, which is made in
checks of black and white plaid for tbein.
Their waists are velvet, silk and very
lustrous cloth. Little trimming is seen
upon them. Tho fancy for plain fall street
suits is in full sway for the present. A
fancy or this kind holds Its own Jor about
a month, or until (he plain silk bodice baa
cut at the elbows and worn "creasy" at
the sides, then it is time for a new waist
and a new stylo.
ON MRS. CLEVELAND.
Mrs. CIeeland has resumed her walking
Labltf, though not In New York. She takes
strolls eatb day with her old friend. Miss
Benedict. The wife of the President is a
very skillful dresser, and has a way of look
ing blender, though she Is now a very stout
woman, and her clothes always look new,
though she has ordered little this autumn.
One of her walking dresses is a bright blue
serge, the faded shade of army cloth, with
while enough In the mixture to brighten
it. The bodice has a very low-pointed bertof
black silk. This points front and back and
the waist is full to the belt.
A long Frcnih waist effect is thus pro
duced upnti a woman who has by no means
a Frenih waist. As country fashions are
a little more fussy than the town, a fall
of butter colored lace Is draped to a point
across ihe bust and is repeated upon the
epaulets, making apparently a small lace
caiie, pretty and becoming.
Mrs. Cleveland's clothes are now tele
graphed all over the country; for somehow
since the advent of Maid Marlon the wifeof
the President has taken a Jump back Into
popularity. Her unselfish devotion to three
babies Is snmeih Ins that appeals to every wo
man with a heart. Few young, beautiful
and wealthy women, with Mrs. Cleveland's
wonderful social advantages at the present
lime, would see their line of duty falling in
this domestic path, particularly when the
horos-ope points to so short a shine of brill
iant d.iy for enjoyment.
A favorite length for an afternoon walk
for the reduction of "too solid flesh," and
for enjoyment combined. Is three miles.
This may always bemeasuredby city blocks.
The walk Is the circuit of the a era ge golf
course and Is Just right for health. A
dress worn for this walk should not touch
the ground more than lightly, in the undu
lations of the walk, nor shuulj 1 1 he draggy
at the back. The little springs that set
It out are well for walking use.
There are rules for walking well. Each
step should be twice the length of the foot,
and the foot should be at right angles wltb
the ankle, while the heels are put down
in a line one ahead of the other. But,
after all, it Is the gown that makes tbe
walker. Any woman can affect a majestic
lallln a goodf all suit, while the best walker
steps uncertainly it censcious that ber
aklrt and bodice ore not up to tha tnoda.
LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL IN
VENTS A CYCLING DRESS.
It Is Serge, Lined "With Persian
Lamb, and Offers No
London, Sept. 27. Whllo Americans are
looking with interest upon the decent little
sprig of English nobility now in the Dnlted
States. Americans abroad and Europeans
also arc looking with amazement and ad
miration upon the fair Amcrlcau aunt of
Lady Randolph Churchill, in Model
that same duke. Jennie, Lady Randolph
Churchill, widow of Lord Randolph Church
ill, and the fairest American that ever wed
ded a title, has sprung into new notice by
skill in handling a bicycle.
Lady Randolph Churchill, since her mar
riage has disUngulshed herself In many
ways. She worked hard In India, and in
recognition of Indian political work the
Queen conferred upon ber the Imperial Or
der of tho Crown or India. But this Is
only one of her many distinctions. As tbe
wife of a great politician she took promi
nent part In all questions of the day, and
by the whole Churchill family the late Duke
of Marlborough, broUicr to Lord Randolph
Churchill, said: "She Is easily the first of
"The fir6t of ber sex" is now winning
laurels in fields little expected of her. She
is gaining the name of "First Cyclienne"
of England and France. Her speed upon
tho wheel, her grace, ber new intentions
and diECovcrie3 to aid cycling women who
wheel for health and pleasure are attract
ing attentionacrosstheentlrecontlnent At
Aix Ics-Balns, where she has been spending
a month, crowds turned out daily to see
ber wheel, and at ber borne ia Connaugbt
place, London, there are always to be seen
little groups of women waiting for My Lady
to come out and take her place upon the
The interest which Lady Randolph
Churchill takes in cycling Is a surprise to
her friends, because she ha3 never been an
athlete. Of fine, slender figure, she did
not need to take violent exercise, nnd that
she should now wheel persistently sends
them shaking their beads and saying,
"There's no knowhig a woman." But as
Lady Randolph Cburchill bcreelf explained
it to me, "My husband was not well
enough for any outdoor exercise besides
driving, and I would not go without blm,
otherwise I should have taken to the wheel
two seasons ago."
NEW WHEEL TRICKS.
The improvements which Lady Churchill
has made In wheeling circles since she
began to ride are important ones. One
of the best is the ankle practice. She ad
vocates and even Instructs tier friends In
lieudlng the ankle to make It supple. An
hour'sprattico working thefoot at the anklo
Joint each day will limber it up and make
the member .not only better in cycling,
but also in walking. With a supple
ankle tbe pedal need never be struck a
violent blow after it' bas turned asso many
cyclers practice wrongly.
Another of the Improvements made by
My Lady is In tbe matter of coasting.
She has an Ingenious pose upon the wheel
that takes tbe feet off the pedals, yet docs
not rar-c them too far to allow them to be
quickly put In place again should obstacles
arise. This is an ankle pose, quickly
learned by lifting tbe feet and holding
them in the air one, two and three minutes
at a time, without cither extending them
or dm wing them very close to the body.
Tho number of hours for cycling a day.
ho best time to ride, and the necessary rests
have all been considered by Her Ladykhip,
who practiced with the Princess Louise
In tbe Royal Gardens many hours a day at
first. After much experience both ladles
agree that the best times to cycle are in the
morning and after the early 4 o'clock tea.
At these hours there are fewer vehicles in
tbe streets and the air is cooler, clearer and
mora removed from Uie distempering beat
or Uie lassitude of midday. In the matter
of exercise after eating, boUi ladles find
meals, as Uie exercise of tbclimbslnno way
Interferes with digestion, while the variety
of scene oven aids tills function.
Lady Churchill wheeled at first because
of loneliness. Her husband was dead, and
sho debarred from Uie London season. The
cycle seemed a raUonal and delightful way
to exercise. A year before she had heard
one of Frances Wlllard's :niarkatile cycle
lecturea, and she was st retry longing to
"walk six inches above the ground." Now
she wheels for her health, her looks and
TAKEN ON THE MOUNT.
X very delightful, acene was viewed tha
other day In the establishment of a photog
rapher who makes a speclaltyof 'taking
cydlanoea. He has all-tha-neccssary "sce
nery" of the road, and can stand the fair
rider againat a atone walk resting, with
her wheel alongside, or even provias a
smooth "studio road" for racing. 1
But Lady Randolph Churchill only want
ed a simple photograph of herself In
cycling dress- The photograph was to
send to friends in the United States who
have been asking Mrs. Leslie and Mrs.
Frcwcn, Lady Churchill's two sisters,
now traveling lu America, "Just how"
Jennie looks and bow she posses her Urns
In social retirement
The gown which Lady Randolph Church
Ill wore was ber own creation, and very
proud she was of It, ur she would hardly
have put It on the first cool day to have
ber picture taken In it. The gown ll
Lady Churchill's Invention, and is a model
cycling suit the first one ever seen la
To have a picture of a suit and not know
1U material is aggravating, so it is only
fair to say that heavy rough serge Is tns
material, and the trimming Is short Per-.
slan lamb, cropped and close Retting to
the figure. The waist is double-breasted
and lined with the fur. It buttons far
on the sine, so there is no possibility .of
Its obstructing tbc workings of the bandies.
Winter Cycllns Suit of Her Own Do.
Lady Randolph Cburchill is very proud of
this her own invention, and the probability
Is that it will be extensively copied in Lon
don this winter. Already "my lady's per
mission" has been asked to have a suit
like it, and modistes are advertising them
selves "Maker of cycling suits for Her
Ladyship Lady Randolph Churchill."
As to the social career of the bicycle,
Lady Churchill thinks it will be a long and
brilliant one. "The machine is not a cheap
one." said Bhe, to a Journalist, interviewing
her on the subject, "nor is it a common
one. I know a duchess who is having a
gold wheel made, with plating wherever
the gold is not bard enough' for her pur
pose. I, mjself, like silver better!"
Regarding tbc actual social status of
riders. Lady Churchill thinks they will
necessarily be of the best toned people, if
not of the wealthiest class. "There will
be no inducement for a person of doubtful
tastes to ride a wheel, for tbc exercise takes
one into the country, where nature Is pur
est, and on a wheel a woman must attend
to her business of pedalling along, without
stopping to chatter or to elicit admiration
from others, as she may do when riding or
When aBked about the morale of bicyc
ling that Tidiculous question raised by a
few clergymen of a peculiar mind her
ladyship would give absolutely no opinion,
but the disgusted look upon ,ber,face and
the contempt of ber patrician Up gavo its
It is claimed that bicycling gives enter
tainment to young and old, grandmothers
andgrandcbildren. With awoman&obeautl-
fulas Lady Randolph CburchlUall question
of age is put aside. But when one comes
down to cold facts, one finds she was born
In 1653, and that, therefore, her years
must be on the cither side of forty. Never
theless, she is cow at this minute ono of
the most beautiful women In the world, and
ber great skill upon tbe wheel shows ber
to be as young la action as In looks.
In America the women of society bava
long since elevated the bicycle, even as
they bave been literally and figuratively
elevated by it. But in London, while tha
streets bave been full of 'cyclers, tbe royal
ladies, who s"t the fashions here, have
wheeled in their own private grounds
or in the select parks. But Lady Randolph
Churchill comes out openly. And a bonny
sight she is upon her shining wheel. She
b tbe fairest cyclienne of London, and
that is saying much for a woman who has
already earned tbe greatest titles tbatcan
be given to her in other field.
Number and Gender.
The Boston Budget says that a man and
woman were standing together on a street
corner, waiUng for a car. She was an
American nnd be was English. She de
lighted In proclaiming the glories of the
new world, but he only elevated his nose
at any innovation on English custom and
made frequent use of the irritating phrase,
"In the old country."
While they were waiting a pair of bicy
clers', a man and a woman, went past
The woman was dressed decidedly "up to
"Awl" ihe Erglishman remarked.
The girl looked up In surp-rlse.
"Do yoa mean the woman in bloomers?'
"Yes; but In tbe old country, ye know)
we call them knickerbockers."
Miss America bardly knew bow to meet
this supercilious manner. She felt tbs
It would be rude tochangetheconxersaUon
ton abrupUy, so she simply said:
"By the way, doyimcalPa pilr of knick
erbockers' singular or plurall"
TheEngllsbman glanced aftertherctreat
"Plural." he said, "as applied to men
but in tbe case of women singular."
Guesxlnir. a Horse's Height.
Arabs have two methods of cstimaUng
Uie height to which a colt will grow, the
first being to stretch a cord from the nos
tril over the ears and down along tha
neck and compare this .measurement with
that from the withers to the feet, and tha
other method being to compare tbe dis
tance between the knee and the wiUiera
with tbat from the knee to tbe coronet.
In the first method it is considered that a
colt will grow as much taller a tbe tint
measurement exceeds that of the second,
and Uie second method, it tha proportion
U as two to on the horse will g row no talle
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