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HISS GOULD'S BENEVOLENT'
KOKK AT "WOODY CREST."
Richest Woman'in America, She
Is Conspicuous for the Plain
ness of Her Costumes.
Caring for young children the especial
channel In which Miss Helen Gould's chnr
jty set ins lo run.
Her niUi'l f doing good Is an cml
ncntly personal one. fche Is nol content
tnerclv 1 sign cheeks fur a deserting pur
pose, hut, iMit unlike the pnrUli visiting
jrslem of great ladles In England, she per
sonally visits the Institutions which she
Several limes during the winter, accom-
.MKs Helen Gould.
ranieel liv i friend. Miss Gould ilcvnles a
iay lo the creches or day nurseries; she
visits each one In town, ha-, a little ehat
with the matron, Inquires Into the special
needs of ire invtltmlnti. t ikes a peep Into
the nurse rv where I ho labies spend the
elay. looks in upon the older children who
ore having learns In the schoolroom, and
then fke- 1 er dipirture. Her manner Is
pijU clunnns .ind uinfrecteil. her dress
Tirv quui mil that she is one t the
nc-hen e mug women In America no one
would eer i-uvect
In a c'a cr two a check for good sums
art more llkelv than not to find their
wav from Mi Gould's hand to the dlf
firt.nl crii lies .lie.hasvlsil eel, lilEdillllon to
ttlie amount he ccjxls 3 early for the sup
jKrc of a nl r lied .She pijs for two
b-ds at t!. ltilnes Shelter, vith this
proviso eh it tt i beds slrall tie at the service
or two fit m si ui.Iulcre-stlngchlldren."
Homes fi ' 1 women aUn appeal lo MKs
Gojiii mi Wii. and there is an asylum
on Lcxiur1 ' i nuP for-bee tndden olel wo
mui wti "In. Is a frequent visitor and
injc'i U 'xil
After Miss i. olid de-cided lo live at her
count-v p u L.viiiIliur,t.Irvington-on Hud
son I'u ir oi.oi'. she established li home
Tor urpli med chi drcn and called it Wood
Tci pi i .s iout a mile from Lvjidhurst
aiiduearlv ver i'aj MlssCiOi ld.ora inem
ti"r of lie r faimlv drives nifr to WoOelv
Crest to l! quire after the welfare of the
young rm..! .vhu'i usuall numlicrsahout
u score or children, all under twelve years
Tlie old st n 1 oiisc stands far up In the
hills, and is surrounded bv trees There
is a great whit" gate at the entrance, tear
ing lu large white lcUcrs the nalne "Woody
Crest" In an arch oer the top. Passing
through this gate the road goes zig-zag
fashion up up to the ver top of a Muff:
from the roaenaj a flight of white steps
liaels to the wide vcrandi, that extends
entirely niros-- the front of the massive
The chil ir-n Hel-n's I!abic," as some
one hasnotinapllycallcelthe-m. areahappj
lot The v have pie nl of fun and frolic, a
Judicious amount of study every day and
theojueronesofllii girls learn tose wand do
housework while the Iwys learn carjientry
und various useful things
The boys who w ork in the cariiente r shop
have tunic. 1 out some re illy creditable
pieces of work i sofa and a liookcase
among the number, to say nothing of the
6loo!s, stands and chairs The boys lited
up what was onci a woodshed for a shop
and a real cariicntcr wa3 provided to In
Everv fine dav -i wagonette, drawn by
big bay hordes dnws up before the door
and a buy or children are taken out for
a long dn e Thev g: In rehijs, and when
snow comes they are promised sleigh rides
Daring the Christinas holidays there were
lively times at Woody Crest, with stockings
well Tilled with gifts, feists of good tilings,
runes, and a freneral reign of hilarity.
There were numbers of poor lillle ones
Invited to attend from New York. Miss
Coild personally saw that the wants or all
the children were sjpp'icd, and when they
reurntsl to their homes In the city, they
cirried Christmas gifts for their older
brothers and sisters, and grateful memories,
ltl us hone, of the fairy godmother, whose
gri iai bappincss in life consists in tnln-
i"rmg to others.
Borlruli dropped in the other day,
after tnc free and easy ard altogether
delightful fashion that she liaB of doing
whenever sh feels Inclined. I shonkl not
like this custoTi in every one, I admit, but
would also know ir I did uot, and would
order her vaa accordingly. Dorioda Is
a person of ecell-nt senae. I saw at once,
on this peculiar occasion, that she was
feeling much annoyed, but I did not make
any inquiries conjecturing that they would
be unwelcome, and knowing them to be
unncccss-irv I am very well acquainted
She pulled orf her gloves with a nervous
gesture and tosred tbcm on the table; her
hat rollowed, then she unfastened her wrap
and sink wenrilj into a comfortable cbalr.
while I procecelcel with my task of endeav
oring to repair as inconspicuously as pos
sible, a vcrj conspicuous rent in a diminu
tive pair of trousers.
Dorinda watched me absently a lew mo
ments, then Inquired: "How did be ac
complish It? W as there a nail in the cellar
door? or did the poor child attempt to
haog himself lu a fit of desperation over
the appalling amount of unpunishable rude
ness in the world?"
I lifted mj brons with an "0, that's It,
Is It?" expression, and asked: "From what
point of Ie has it presented Itself this
"The Interrogation point," Dorlnda re
. piled, tleip" taking off her wrap, au
iioiced that she would stay to tea
"Very we-illij'd I. "3Tou see this bas
ket, and Jane Is .ire ay. However, It jou
are willing to r sk It I don't object to the
"I'll take the chances; I'm not very
hungry," and picking up a jwiir of stock
ings, Uorlrda Legan deftly to fill the gap
Tuerc was Mknce for a few moments;
then she c c aimed Impetuously: "Isn't
it the Strauss' thing that people who con-
ler t.u.nst ves well Lrod shoulel ask the
questions tts.. t! ey do, and Bomct'lMcs
verj tedint1 with the idea"that Mcy
are being po'ltc and agreeable?" Snd
f-e darird u.uy with an energy, w-iicli
met iod of icieving ler feelliigs was, I
to ri-s, quite sa'isfactory to me.
"V.ho Is tne orfender this time?" I Jn
lUired, crltlcullv inspecting at arm's length
the results or my- labor on the trousers
"Turn- arc several of ber I've been
makinfe caJts all .UaXtonopn and I feel
ready to renouuen ti.-J.?2.TcL ? 1Mel
Cu,.f 1 l "SSSte
V '.; 5 niiuiy arralrs. Bone
people cnioy'lt, ahd'l suppose the best
"";"in, PI .Questioners take It for
granted that- eery orieefocs, Uielr bumps
?.n.v n nat,on-,bclnR t.I'Rl'"y devel-
mi,ir ii "cii-uicnuing persons are
thoughlressli curloiLs. whii.. J. r n...
U-?1,'',1 ""r" 1 Polite society who
catechise one chit ofpurc inqulslliv encss.
they, of, cqursp. cannot be expected to take
Into account the trivial question of ac
ccptahlllt, JnqiifHlifr;rJna.olsltIon," she
Aiee-r a snort pauscisbc continued (Do
rlnda Is notch en to unpleasant personalties,
but she now mid then unburdens her mind
to me, ns,on this occasion). "I always
dread to go to Sirs'. UajneV, I ncr go,
except when persuaded that it will seem
decidedly ruele to stay aVray nny longer
she Is- snxktnd and friendly. Today she
asked If I were going home during vacation
and whcnl replied that I did not expect
to, she looked so surprised, and then In
quired point blank: 'Why-not?'
"Was-1 Hinder any obligation to tell her
couldn't afford it' I didn't anv war. but
Karetan evustvo answer, nnd her counte
nance contlnucil to express the most cx-
uspe-raurtg- surpnse'anil'mterrogailon, nnd
I let as soon as possible, fullv determtneil
never to go thcnfitgartf. '
"O, of course, I shall," she added. In re
sponse to my look 6r ellsapproval Mrs.
Ilayne-isanxcellent woman "but It will
not be for Uie pleasure of going, certainly.
J"f- uwiise oiuiui inquired wuat wages
Tom Is getting now, and I did not tell her.
I laughed and said that he hadn't authorized
me to Inform peeiple. I know Bhe was of
fended, and, of course, she will conclude
that his salaryis less; than It actually Is."
-"AnjUiIng morcr I queried as Dorinda
pausedand flushed somewhat savagelj from
thejiaslct.tjv fresh needle.
She gavt a rucrel laugh.
"0,4 cj, plenty. louthlnk me a wretched
Brumblcr, I elarc'sai, but I llae been
pretty unusuallY..jtr.lyl. litis afternoon by
these, petty nnnoyances.
"Dora'Gregg- quizzed me about mj hat,
under pretense of admiring It, until I was
obliged either to lift 'about it or tell her
that I made. It mjfiiir. Tou know without
being liirortnid which hum of the dilemma
I grasped, nnd numerous acquaintances
will rorUivvlth tunc the pleasure or passing
judgment upon m taste-nnd skill.
"Now, as I elei not voluntarll) proclaim
mvself my own milliner, what right, pray,
has any one to compel me lo do so? Dora
Is an old friend, and n, nice girl, but I do
note3oy her society, because she asks
so many emestluns that are not warranted
bv old friendship t
"Vh, O whj will people be Inquisi
tive? Wli can'tThey see that It must
make others afraldof tliem?
"There's one place where I love to go,
and that Is Airs. Braiding's. Bhe Is a
perfect lady. Bhe never asks annoying
questions. She makes one entirely at
i ase, nnel elrnws out the best that is in one
also. Yon are comfortably conscicus
too, that tde will rot make elKurreenble
remarks about jou after you lavegooe.
Ah! think what a place this worlel would
be If It wire made up of Mr. Spahllns,"
Dorinda rapiurous'j concluded, then ic-
lapseel Into mournful, meditative silence.
As I j-rcrnred e ne of 1 er favorfic dhhes
for tea, loping It mijjit have a slight!
soothing effect, I rondered over the class
of offense bewailed by my oung friend,
and refhf ted that If the attention of those
whe) thus transgress tte Inwseif iolltene's
were- called to this matter, seinie might
therebv be leel to take heed unto their
ways, for It cancot Le suifO'cel that any
nghl-ailnded i ron whiles to make her
friends nfrald of 1 er, or e!elres to x? num
!crei an ong them and litilil n place upon
their visiting lists simply through suf
ferance. ISnt do you not rerceive. beloved ques
tioners, that as rignrds certain of jour
acquaintances, presumably, too, those
whose friendship you most prize, these
things will result from your thoughtless,
possibly politely intcntloncd Inqulsithc
ness, as 6urel as from ther impertinent
curiosity of Mrs. A. or tl e mischier-aiak-1ns
of Mrs. B , wl ore failings you deplore
ard whose sotietj you avoid'
Doubtless to persons of a certain mental
cast your interrogations are agreeable,
but Dorinda and many anotl cr arc not of
these, and ir it be I ot clearly manifest to
you to which class an individual bc'ongs,
then, I lctcccb J on, steer your conversa
tional bark e'ear of nil jereonal questions
that are open lo a doubt on the score of
Let this rule, dear inquiring friends, lay,
from henceforth. Its restraining hand ui -on
jour lips, and many a sens Ib'e soul
shall bless instead ot fear you C. A.
rakcr, in Cood Housekeeping.
It Puzzled Him.
or thereabouts, has been very much inter
ested lu the talkaboul Venezuela, buthe has
failed to grasp ttje situation In its entirety.
After studying over the subject for a long
time the other, day, fie"cxclaimed.
"Papa, what is alL this about Betsy
Wcelcr and Doctor Monroe? I know that
England wants to get-Betsy Wccler's land,
but what baa Dr. Monroe got to do with it,
Hlsfathcrtold him thatlhatwas Just what
England wanted to know . -
QTJEEn TnETGS'QTJEEHLT TOLD.
Mrs. Qu'lnby, of Wichita, was "bitterly
disappointed" because the worlel didn't
come to an end Sunday- mghtChlcago
The Saints ot God, now in session at
Grand Junction, Mich , have declared that
the world is to "end up and bust up in
thejear 1941. Burlington Gazette.
A South Carolina man lias been arrested
for kissing a girl after courting her two
y care. The next time he will know belter
than to waltso long. Chicago Dispatch.
Ignatius Donnelly suggests that the
three parties fuse. On some other question
Donnelly does not show signs of dementia.
Cedar Rapids Gazette.
A Saint Bernard was sold for $2,350 at
the Birmingham, England, dog show. This
is said to be the highest price ever paid
for a Balnt Bernard at auction.
The young man in Crawfordsville, Jnd ,
-who robbed his best girl while sho sung
love songs to him is worthy of some con
sideration in the mean-man championship
Ttr If ilbi? S
KHEKB SHOH'ERS MAY FIND
RELIEF FROM CORNS.
Suggestions for the Home Treat
ment of Sensitive Members.
Clever Chiropodist Best.
During the terrible tramp, tramp, aud the
endless standing about attendant upon
the mania known as heilida y shopping, there
came moments to many a woman when
every fact of tho universe, every emotion ot
her tender soul were obliterated b the
consclousncss'that she had feet.
Oh the burning! The twinges! The tor
ment! The shooting pains that seem to
rtach her very finger tips, unUl even the
embroidered coal scuttle for the doting hus
band and Tommy's drum arc forgotten, in
her haste to make her way to the thlropo
dlsts. But see her ngalu, as she lightly issues
.forth, after an hour or so spent quietly
resting or reading some delightful story
in an cas chair, while the poor little
members were tut aud clipped, rubbed and
nurse nnd cuddleel nnel behold for her
there is verily a new heaven and a new
TATnONIZED BY MEN.
Indeed the elegant parlors for manicure,
ptsilcure, etc., have' become a sort of neces
sary retreat for men as well as women.
One proprietor tells me that 25 per cent
of his patrons arc men, who come not only
for the pleasure ot hav lug well-kept hands
ami reel, but for the rest anil quiet, and the
soothing Influence to tho nerves that come
from being manipulated upon.
In the best psrlors, .French, Spanish and
Qennan ninliU are in attendance as foreign
ers from n constant clientele. In one of
these establishments I was shown an enor
mous cushloncalled the Cahecushlon, which
was presented as a Christmas gift to the
great prima elon;ia who had been a client
of long standing.
I was also told of a recent visit from tho
far-famed Yvcttc Guilbert. Bho was fol
I lueillu by such a mob of curious women,
that forn lime not anavailablclnchorspaco
wus left for any chance customer.
Hero I found the chiropodist a college
graeluate who has also taken his degree In
surgery. But this Is by no means the rule.
A clilropoellst usually learns his profession
in the office of another, aud is not required
to possess uny diploma.
Beside pedicure unel the general care ot
the feet, there are also corns hard and
soft, bunions nnd ln-growlng nails that call
for spe-dal treatment, and for these a
llmlte d number or Instruments are used;
the clippers, chisel, round chLsel anil gouge.
Of the-sc, the chisel Is most lndhpcnsublc.
These Instruments have to be made of the
finest steel, the eve steel, w hlcb. Is the very
acme of the Instrument maker's material
llii-se chisels must lw as sharp ns razors,
undstlll must hae an celgu that wlllnottum
when they come in contact with the horny
substance or a hard corn, so that they must
1m- quite thick up to the very point where
they arc maelc so sharp.
A com Is simply a callous which grows
downward In the shape of an Invcrteel
cone and liardens. A chiropoeirst first
rcmov es the callous, exercising the great
est care not to remove any ot the natural
tissue. Once this Is done the gouge Is
inserteel to remove the cone, which Is
the "little matter that ktndleth so great
Anatcur3 are sure to remove too much
of the callous, thus leaving the toe In
a condition for seven devils to rush In
more deadly than the first. Soft corm
are treated in the same mrinncr, except
that In some instances they are so sen
sitive that they are first thoroughly co
ILLS FEET ARE HEIR TO
Chiropodists work with such skill, liow
evcr, that the onlj really very painful
operation Is that for In grovvhig toe nails.
The nail on the great toe sometimes grows
into the flesh to such an-cxtent that the
visible nail is no larger than nn ordinary
finger n ill. The most superficial way of
treating this difficulty, and the one most
frequently adopted, is forcing the nail up
and cutting it orf. But thisls only remedial.
It gives temporary relief, but the nail Im
mediately begins togrowln again. Thccur
atlve process requires the "patient to re
frain from wearing shoes a considerable
time, and the toe Is to be treated until
the inflammation Is entirel removed.
Then the nail Is forced up and a fold of
tin foil rendered antiseptic Is placed under
the nail. Tills has to be worn until a thor
ough cure is erfected, a matter of some
Some cases of In growing nails are so
severe that the toe has to be amputated,
and cases have been known of patients
losing their lives through blood poison
ing. Indeed, in all cases, the greatest
care has to be taken of the instrument
to render them antiseptic. Chiropodists
rarely use anesthetics, but cocaine was
hailed by them as a long desired angel
of mercy. -
But Uie greatest foe to the grace and
loveliness ot thls recently so popularized
member or the anatomy is the bunion,
the horrible, despised, incurable bunion
Aud women know that the only cause or
its existence lies In the kind of shoe
worn. Short shoes nnd extremely iKjint
ed toes arc bound to work ruin to the
best ot the Creator's works in this di
rection. However, the chiropodist says
Ironically that lie has yet to sre the wo
man who wears too small a si oe. Tlicj
all wear shoes "quite large enough for
feet twice the si7e of theirs." The point
ed toe, by having the curve on the inside
of the foot fqrees the great toe In exact
ly the opposite direction from that which
The only thing that can be done for a
bunion Is to relieve the pressure. Tills
Is done by means of a piece of sheep skin
one-eighth of an inch In thickness, In which
a nole has been cut the size of the bunion.
This is shaved down to perfectly fit the
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THE MORNING TIME8.3UNDAY, JANUARY 12, 1898.
foot, and is maflef)lo adhere to It by
means ot- tf hellngt(cking satveTh this
way the, pressure upon the tender part Is
entirely "relieved. The pad can, or course,
be taken off aud put on again whenever
In America where the homos are so com
fortably heated, chlllblalns rarely come
under the attention 'of the professional
chiropodist. TtieVtycMhc result of getting
Uie feet cllMcd or frozen, "anef one eif the
bst home remedluUs the extract of pepper
The Trilby craze ITBtty materially nfrcct
cd the business of (he Chiropodist, BInce
reading Du Maurle,glowlrut -description
or Uie unlimited possibilities of a woman's
foot, women, are giving it far more atten
tion, and the perfectly groomed woman
now resorts lo her pedicure as often as to
The chlroiwdlst, however, rarely, very
rarely, sees a Trilby foot, though now
anil then there is one. It is imarlabl),
he says, where people hav e walkeel barefoot
in their childhood, anil the foot has been
ailoweel to develop' naturally. It is all
nonsense, he affirms, to suppose that going
without shoes spreads the foot. A foot
is bound to get lis growth any way unless
of course, kept bandaged like the Chinese
Tho effect of certnln leathers nnd most
shapes are, the worst possible thingfor the
healthy nnd beautiful development of the
mcmlicr Calfskin s ninre wholesome
leather for the foot than kid. Lemhi,,
them bare the feet become much more hardy
and thus keep their shape better.
According to the chiropodist, -women by
no means monopolize the vanities of life.
He told me of one man who eclipsed any
woman he had ever seen In that regard.
A man walked into his office one day
merely to lie peellcured. After the chl
roixidlst had wnrkeel some time -with file
and polisher, the man buret forth with
"Well, you have worked longer upon mr
feet without saing anything Uian any
man I cv,er employed.",
"Whv, what would you have tnesay sir?"
was tho courteous response.
"Well, every other chiropodist has said
iuii, a u.u mo oiusi periect ieec tuey nan
ever seen, nnd one or tbcm offcrpd me $200
ror a plaster cast of them. 'Now, I'm not up
for money; I only thought it strange that
you failed to speak of them."
For $2t, or some; such amount, one caD
purchase a ticket which entitles him to go
to the' chiropodist whenever necessary. I
know of a rich old gentleman who one
Christmas gave cadh of his nieces such a
ticket. Among them chanced to be nn
ancient spinster, who, despite her maidenly
scruples, felt that sho must avail herself of
so expensive a gift. So, anncd with three
damask napkins, she, sallied forth each
The I'jjpnlar Glrij
Does not snub her Juniors. ,. T
Does not backbite herassoclates. .
Does not Indulge incheapcynlcira.
Does not ell-course In a frothy style.
Does not elre-ss to Outshine her sisters.
Does not converse In a pedagogic vein.
Doesjiot aim to have a world worn air.
Does not tell cither girls or men of her
prowess as a "scalp r."
Does not try to beltl e most conspicuous
feature In the landscape.
Does not make suc)iTa fetich of frankness
as to be rude anil tacllcss.
Does not seek to iewltryat tte'expense
pf othAr. ,pepj!C? flc!ing.Vj .
Does not driss so badly that she brings
the blush of nmrtified -vnnlvy' 16 Xitt'tS
Does not hide her light under a bushel
anel refuse to contribute her share toward
Does not ever fau In generosity of word
ami deed, and faith is seldom as possible
In generosit of thjught.
Illutx for tlin Slci'iilcNs.
The woman who suffers from sleepless
ncss mav try various Mmn!e remedies with
more or less succcaijunless her insomnia Is I
,1..A . ..... I. .. .I.:.. AmlltCn' KfftiH
nerv e as requlrcsUtjoctor's care. V armth
Is anadmlnible alr tq dniwsircss, and a
glas3 of boiPjfj'!tilliicr ateliot lemonade
or cocoa Isan cxcelleiit bedtime drink. Stim
ulants should, of coilfse, be molded, as
they arouse aud exciteonelnstcador merely
dulling. F.ien the soothing glass of beer
should bep avoided by those who elouotileslre
corpulency and bad complexion!' A few
crackers may be taken with the lemonade
For tho Corpulent One.
When yoj are dieting lo reduce flesh -you
must eat stale bread anil gevenip potatoes,.
rice. beats,corn. nfcas. beans, milk, crca
v.yen,,MtgcestfugoE on tarchDylejasti
without beiltcr.Jca without either milk or
sugar, rare meat "Willi' no"far,"and,-as'far-as
possible, no vegetables at all should form
yojr diet. Take all the exercise you can In
the way of walking. Go twice a week to
a Russian bath where possible and Inva
riably go to bed hungry. Anjlodv brave
enough to live up to theso laws will cer
tainly lose flesh.
Tullo fur Buds.
Are you a bud? Well, then, jou should
certainly have a tulle gown. Siothing Is so
well suited to young-girts.-anJ It is uot by.
any means sp jicrishahles U looks. Let
It be itiaele up over satin and navevjaf fed
tulle sleeves. transparentr'CnougU,lo,iupyf
the arm through. , d
Tho Disappointed Blonde.
A fair, frail thing) with hair of rippling
With ej es of azure; arlcrle3 of Ice;
A pale suggestion of the fabled Joy
That walls the f Uthful soul In paradise;
Who, when she's shown Niagara, says'
With mind as vacant as a city lot
Thai's been for twenty yea rsln chanrery;
Her hopes ariTcentercdlna bank account,
A sealskin sack, a house, some Jewelry;
A creature, who, In hour of direst need,
Wllktura to rest In otherarms th in thine;
And jet, while not possessed, to some may
A Tairy, something more than half ellvlnc.
I'll take a brunette, please. I want no
blondeinmlnc. Chicago Dlsiiaulu
.lyWfSJfrtr 'j tfupssa -i?5 a. ITTT.U WIS .'
,? m- -& yxMii '
Tfter $'t golfing
On tfte 1st
ON SKATES THEY SWEEP THE
Ice Golf on-the Hudson Ideal
Course. Belongs to a West
The most popular new sport of the winter
Is golf on ice. This Is like golfing on land,,
with a few important differences, but Uie
persons who golf, upon the Ice are the same
ones who golf on land. The popularity of
the sport will not allow it to die during
the months wlien the earth Is covered with
snow too deep for running across the links
In the neighborhood around New York
the most popular place for Icc-golflng Is
the Hudson river when it Is frozen sUff as
a sheet of ice and Is covered with snow,
from up above the Palisades down to whero
the rlvtr finds the harbor.
Tho waj to play golf on ice is to mount
upon skates and chase a ball over a -certain
course. Bo far It Is like golf on land.
The necessary attribute of golf on Ice Is
that one should lie a very expert skater,
and that one has endurance and strength
and can lie comfortable In cold weather.
When the Gould family went up to the
ice carnival at Montreal Just a year ago
upon that memorable tour when Count de
Castcllani proposed to Anna Gould, erne
or the prettiest sights they saw was the
Montreal ice golfers. Pretty English girls
Willi warm clothes and red cheeks swung
the golf-sticks high In air and made filing
descents upon the ball, chasing It as thougn
on wings. A gamcof golf on Ice progresses
faster than a game ot golf on land, and
more space Is cov ered In one link than there
Is In a whole country golf course.
The girls ot the Hudson Uiosc hearty
daughters ot millionaires who persist in
living along the banks or "The Rhine
of America" most of the year began
ice-goKIng this winter. Their plan Is to
lay out links In the form of a course.
The course is marked by a trail ot fine
dark sand, which Is sprinkled upon the
Ice, or upon the snow that covers the lee
or the river. There Isn't over a handful
in a mile or (rail, but it is enough to mark
The "loclng hole" lies up n Uie bank
or the river. You start your ball along
the trail, keep it going with as few
strokes as possible on account ot the score,
and finally drive 11 ashore and lntoa"tee."
The second link lies further on, ami the
tec in this case Is olj Uie opposite shore of
Uie river, maybe a mile across. All
Ekatc along to sec fair play, and "the little
cuddy keeps close to the player's heels.
On the return course the trail lies dtiwn
the middle or the rlvtr anel the lee Is a
pile or snow with a hole sunken In It
,for tho ball. This is very difficult to
"make," us the smoothness of the Ice
and the smalluess of Ihe hole carries 'he
liall on anil arousd instead of In. But
tt can lie done. The etiquette of the
An Jco Golfer
teeing grounel Is Ihe .same on Ice as on
land. Not a worel must be spoken at hc
lee, until the lull has been sarely landel
in the hole. The length or a proper golf
course on Ice, instead of being tl e regula
tion distance ot five miles, is alwavs
twenty-five. Those who do not care to
skate can drive a'ong the river bank, or
upon the Ice, anil watch the game.
ICE TOR BILTMORE.
If a millionaire could buy Ice ponds with
money. It is sure that George Vanderhllt
would have golfing on ice at the opening
or his home, Biltiuore, In North Carolina,
this week. Even other outdoor sport has
been provlileel There is a lieauttful pond
there tnatoccaMmamy freezes over, but
Uie crust is never thick enough for so many
all thing in readiness for golf on ice, nnd
if 'the cold snap comes they wiU have it.
The Seward Webbs, whose" Bbelbourne
Farms, in New England, H the ideal country
place lu the worldhave a Idvely'wlnter golf
course that lies over a frozen lake?. When
the laud U'passetT and the player reaches
tho lake, sue has her caddy slip on skates,
and the two strike out after the ball. 'The
tooler required for golf n ic are the oval
and flat ones. The round and pointed sticks
aud clubs aro not needed. -There are no
obstructions on the ice like fences, but
there are nor-tfrifts that require a fre
quent lofting of the ball. In tact, for
golf on Icb 'a particular science is re
quired. The average player would strike
straight ahead and be obliged to come
back; and, finally r.waste more time in re
turning than would be allowed for a good
game. e i ""
Back upon the Rockefeller country places
that adjoin eaclr 6Uier in the Tarrytowu
region there is a lovely spot that ncsUes
quietly enough in the hills to tempt another
Hip Van Winkle to lie down for a long
slumber. To this spot the golf craze has
penetrated, and a lltUc "housb has been
put up for the players. They gather lu
here as though 'lif a dub house, get warm,
eat little luncheons aud start-out upon the
ehase across the ice. They can easily
cover twenty-HYe? miles in an afternoon's
golfing on ice.
Hitherto the Mcailow Brook Club people
who entertained the Kuke of Marlborough
their guestsf rom the Poclflccoa8tecry rail
for the huntlng-havcTangulshed during the
decrwnow season- ...JA this fall the waters
nearest them, the Bound, the bay, the open
bit or harbor, wherever there Is a strip ot
Ice, has been calld into play for icegolfing.
There may boas raany-Imks-rfs'bne pleases,
accordtns to their newest ru.lesvail to be ele
cidcel the day b?ro're'uj!'a committee, who
and the ice.
Golfing upon tlielcc.l?aSpcciaUport with
the young millionairesses and debutantes.
They have oiporUinlty.foromany pretty
poses. Nothing lsmore graceful thanskat
ing. andtheplaylngof niramirupon theice
is bewitchlngly becoming.
A very clever Ice golfejJS Miss Amy Bend,
the very blond, baby-faced young woman,
in her second or third season, who Is re
,n,tni ..m-ni-ed to Mr. WUlr K. Vauderbilt.
Miss Bend golfs In' the Shelbonme Farms
of t ne IIuiKon.
house parties, anel at the many coantry
pl ices where she is i guest this winter.
Mrs. Ogd-n Mills and Mrs. Barke-Roche.
both of wbtoh beautiful matrons are the
mothers ot twins skate a great deal with
their children with them, Mrs. Burke
Ruche, -with her two sturdy boys, and Mrs.
Mills, with her pretty little girls, can be
scva skating every pleasant elay. Their
favorite spot Ua j;lub ground in New ork
city, uiwn which there will soon be uuilt a
set or golf links. -.
The western young women who own
large country place, lite Miss Florence
I'uUraau, have a way or their own of
planning links. A short time ago a pro
fession il golf linker who was engaged
to laj out links at Lencc visited Miss
Pullman's eouiitr ph.ce.Jn the West to
get ideas from her. Her course is a
very pretty- one, nnel (litters from others
having the tee holes situated in the pret
tiest portions oflhc ground. -Th's is con
trary to rnIewa.S,Xieautj of scenery is sup
posed to detract 'too much frcm one's
interest aU-UwUctuig tl!PC- irMiss Pun
man follows the new winter golf fad arai
has links trpon-the-ico hc will, doubtless
Invent ane.v way of making the golf links
novel. '-. .x.
There isva,certaln young heiress in this
country. She is a western girl, though
cosmopolitan, haviug lived all over the
world, and sue is original In taste. A
short time ago, when the lake upon her
country place where she went for the
December holiday began to freeze she
began lamenting that she coiiid not play
golf on ice. "I hear they aro doing it at
Fifi's country, pi ice," shtr said, mention
ing the nickname of a "girl well known In
society, "and I don't see why I can't do
Straightway stc had her landscape gar
Jcners set to work to make a golf link
upon the ice-. The lake was a snxoth,
round sheet, end the course was to lay
around It. The first obstacle p'anncd
was a mound of ice. This was made by
packing snow upon the crust of the Ice
nnd pouring water upon it. The next ob
stacle was a miniature fulls, with iceLergs
and Icicles. This the gardener had his nun
! linke by pourlug water slowly ujon the
Pice, letting it frci-ze in midair'-as it would.
JJfier.nriny-tnb 0f wnter had been poured
ftrSyJce took on an appearance of a frozen
There, will have to be a new code of golf
instructions written for tLose who golf
1'j.mi the Jce, because the summer goliing
is different in everything but principle.
Bit that will soon be done, as several
youugmen wl ohavcfallonlnlovcwiththe
sport arc at work, upon It.
fa ffktL Utter
ASTOR AND VANDERBILT FAM
ILIES UNITED BY MARRIAGE.
Waldorf Astor Shows by Thia
Wife That He Is Still aa
American at Heart
London, Jan. 4. Directly upon the whis
pered rumor of Lady Randolph Churchill's
engagement comes the announcement that
her lad) ship will be married soon, and that
the preparations for the wedding are all
but maelc. The news Is received with pro
found amazement here, and even In the
queen's circles there is much surprise
manifested. It was uot supposed that Lady
Churchill would relinquish her title for a
marriage to a ce uimon.-r, nor was it held
possible that Mr. Astor, whose tastes are
so pronouncedly Brltisb, could wed an
5Ir. Gertrnele V. C. Hamilton.
American and one so loyal to her country
as Lady Churchill.
Lady Randolph Churchill, bom Jennie
Jerome, of New York, is forty-three yeart
old. nearly the age ot Lady Ueresford, and,
like her, one of those eternally beautiful
women that defy time to show its trace
upon their loveliness. In style she it
strikingly like Elizabeth of Austria, nnd la
manner a typical American, sweet, viva
cious and winning, bhe has lieen a favorite
with Queen Victoria anil the prince ever
since the day of her marriage to Lord Ran
dolph Churchill. Her residence on Con
naught place has been of ten honored by the
"Lord Randy" was the second son of the
Duke of Marlborough and brother to the
late duke and uncle to the present little
duk- Lady Randolph Churchill Is "Aunt
Jennie-" to the husband of Cunsuelo Yan
detlu't, who also gives her new relative
tint title. When "Aunt Jennie" marries
William Wnldorr Astor Mr. Astor will be
come "Uncle WiU" lo the Duke of Marlbor
OJgh and the joung duchess. Strange fate
that unites in this far land the two greatest
houses of America, the Astors and the
Vanderbilts. Odd that Consutlo Yander
bllt should call William Waldorf Astor
Lady Randolph Churchill has been suv
gularly honored by the queen. Her majesty
conferred upon her the Imperial Oreler of
the Crown of India and gave her the right
of audience at any time. If Waldorf Astor
hael-selt-cted a wife that would lie specially
acceptab'e to Victoria he could havechosea
There Is a rumor here that Mr. Astor,
when In- becomes the husband of Uils favor
ite of the- queen, will be knighted at tho
flr3t opportunity. Hi3 services to English
literature-and his wife's place in her majes
ty's heart would make abundant excuse.
Laely Ranelolph Churchill has two sous.
Winston Leonard and John Henry, re
spectively 22 and 15 years of age. She
also lias two si.urs, Mrs. Frewcn and Mrs.
Jack Leslie, who are lmth married to il
lustrious Englishmen. Lady Churchill Is
the handsomest of the sisters.
When Lady Churchill came to England
she hail the largest dower up to that elate
given to an American girl. Her father,
Leonard Jerome, of the famous racing
park of America, richly dowered this,
his firstm irrieel daughler.and her money,
her lieaut v and her grace made her thc'Scn
sallon tir the hojr. She was one of Uie
first American women te demonstrate
thatlnternallonal marriages "with a title '
cuulel li" happy eiues,and the very first to
appearln pililic"asthenew woman" with
Mr. Astor has several children. One is
a daughter soon to make her debut in
society. Both bndeto l fad groom uavu
been "bereaved within about a twelve
month, and their engagement, therefore,
is kept as quiet as possible, as being in
better taste. Their marriage will be very
In London circles it Is said that Lady
Churchill's fortune has been seriously im
paired the last few years, both by "Lord
Randy's" investments and by his Illness,
during which bis American wife spared
no tnon-y in the hope of curing him.
Congratulations are being quietly ex
tended to Ixith parties, who receive them
smilingly, witho.it denial or affirmation.
The only one who admits the engagement
is young Leon ird Jerome, but even he will
not say lo ulioin Ins mother is to ba
married ."My mother will soon wed,"
Is hts stereotyped phrase .
The new trimmings are all more or le'3
Jeweleel. For the corsage or front ot
the skirt there is a realistic-looking
Jeweled butterfly, with wings of gold
studded witli fine Jewels imitating na
ture in their coloring. With these but
terflies bands of narrow gold trimming,
studded with Jewels are sold lo be used
in -outlining the gores of a skirt, and
also swarms of Uny butterflies to furthe
trim the gown.
At tlie Gute.
In the warm, health-giving weather
My poor pale wife and I
l)rlc up ami el.iwn the littl" town
And the pleasant roads thereby;
Out In the wholesome country
We wind, from the main highway.
In from the wood's grim solitudes
Fair as the Lord's own day.
We have Hvcil so long together,
Anil Joyed and mourned as one.
That each wiUi each, with a look for spccci
Or a toaeh, may talk as none
B it love's elect may comprehend
Why.thetouchof her hand on mine
Speaks volume-wise, and the smile of he
To me Is a scng divine.
There are many places that lurtus
"The old wood bridge" Jast west
Of town, we know ni.il It e erect below.
And the banks the b oj s love best;
And "Peach Grove," too, on the hill top;
And "The Haunted House" beyond.
With lu roof halt off, and its old pum
Adrift lu the roadside pond.
We find our way to "The Marshes"
At least where they used to be;
Aud "The Old Camp Grounds," and "Tho
Ard 1 e tr nk of "The Council Tree,"
We have crunched anel splashed Uirougfc
And at "Oul Big Bee-Gum Spring"
We hav e sla ) ed the cup, half lifted up,
Hearing the red bird sin,;.
Then there is "Wesley Chapel,"
With its htl'e graveyaid, lone
At Uie crossroads there, though the sun sen
On vvilel rose, mound and stone ...
A wee- bed under Uie willojrs
My wire's hand on my owe
Aud our horse stops, too. . . anil we hea
Of a dov e in undertone.
The dusk, the dew and Uie silence!
"Olel Charley" turns h.s head
Homeward then by the 'pike again,
Though never a word is said
Oae more s , nt.il u lingering one
After lie rilds and farms
4i ihe- hi i 'gate, with the woman await
Wl h a II' " girl In her arms.
2Ai.ES WUITCOMB RILEXf
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