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fiftf-1--. "c-r-)t r--M-f; ,5? --i sr ir Jr THE MOJTOrNG TIMSSUISTDAX, APBTJL 19, 1896. 21 ihatMWomeareMdoino: NEW SUMMER DANCES. PROGRESS OF WOMAN AS AN ATHLETE RICH GIRLS' BICYCLES. Tj$H? The Summer Girl Will Dance "From Notes." COTILLIONS IN COSTUME hey Will Be Danced in Fancy Dress and Named After the Newest Round Dances. Logically, Uic busiest time or the dancing masters Is in Uic fall, when young limbs must be taught the mystic of the mazes. As an actuality, their busiest lime coiner in the spring, when they are gettiug ready for the summer-report hotels and the dances, of ugust. In lite autumn llierc are children's danc-ing-eriioolsand dancing classes of the young people- But the children are alwaje to be taught t lie. --a mo rudiments year after year, which instructors know bj neart, and the joung people are contentetl with their cotilloiiR and gentians. So the real work conies in the summer time, when the ball rooms of hotels are open and the hummer girl wants to dance a new dance. "Each huinmermustbe provided wllhsome thmg entirely new. It must varj- rrom last jeui'8 dance, not only tn name and step, but m tlvle and measure. One year light and quick, next ear slow and dignified. There have been several new dances written this spring b d'llerent dancing professors, and several more by well-known leaders of (.Millions. A cotillon leader is a born dancer, whose tute upon matters of dancing and costume is unquestioned, and whose word upon a damv is sulfidem to make or mar it forever. One of (lie prcltiest of the new dances is the Josephel(e.M Its composition it, the work of a cclillou leader wlic at first intended it foi a iigure in a cotillon, but afterwards he became impressed with its popularity as a summer danec. Its time is dignified and can l.e danced either to a slow galop or to :t medium pclka. The voscphette is danced in costume, when used In a cotillon, and is danced thiee limes. It is used as the riist ngure, the last figuie and the middle one. This brings it in often cnougn to make it the principal movement of the dance. In the "Josephettp," which starts out strong enough to become a popular sum mer dance, the couple start bj taking hold or hands. The lirt movement is a ihgni fieil walking step, with foot well advanced to the Mont. Six steps are taken. Then the couple face each other, taking held of 1-olh hands. The foot ol the lady is ad vanced nt iheside, also that of her partner. Both "point" the toe. making a pretty movement with the foot. The other tee is then pointed m the same way. Then they take waltz j;oMtioii and waltz several tunes around. If this is danced to galop time, as is the prettiest wav. Uic waltz movement is kept up thiougbout. the feet keeping un conscious time to it in the steps and side movements. IT the o!ka time is ufed the entire dance is a lolkn instead of a waltz. After the mx forward steps of the "Josepiiette" are tal.cn. and the toe is being i milled lirst at one side and then at the other, there comes the opiiortunlty lor the gracefulness which cery dance must have to be popidar. Ys a cummer dance this is danced both afternoons and evenings, as a pielty new dance ol the season, and when introduced in a cotillon, it is graceful as can be. The cotillon is then called 'Josephette cotillon." after its principal figure. A new summer dance that will be popu Inr with joung people who like to take np novelties to satisfy their insatiable i raze for datum;; is the "Portia." In this dance, which is a round dance, the pair face each other and join IkiUi hands. The gentleman takes five steps backward, keeping hold of the lady's hands. This order is then reversed- The lady takes five steps backward, still keepiug hold of her partner's hand. The music is to lolka time. They then take waltz posi tion and polka through four measures of time, rejieatmg the figure over again. The skill required to pilot Uic backward dancing pertou through the first five steps safely makes the successful dancer neces sarily a beautiful one also. The summer pirl will have a varietj of new dances from which to select, for this season not only dancing teachers but music professors have gone to work upon the task of supplying her dainty feet with material. Several very tuneful musical compositions have been written with a special dance in mind. One of tin-he is a waltz called "Lovanna.' It is a piece of music that is strikingly like the strains of "The Sweet By and By! Any person who plays the piano and who can put that popular hjnm to waltz time, will have the music of the summer girl's "Lovanna." ,The steps with this music begin by a waltz ihree times around. .Next a waltz step three limes Imekward and three times forward. Then a separation. The summer girl -waltzes around three times "by her lonesome," as the first girl who tried the muie after it was wnttcu suggested, and the man does the same. As they waltz around sepaiately they keep to the same spot upon the floorand touch hands high in the air as thej happen to turn face to face in the three revolutions. In shorter words, he waIl7e- around three times alone, and so does she. As tbev turn they touch hands when they can. They finally clasp again in a waltz embrace and waltz three times around. This is a very pleasing summer dance to those who are more fond of the waltz than of any other round dance. . All threcof t he.se dances arc easily learned from these simple instructions written for them, and with hex notes in her hand the summer girl will carefully step through the parts of the "Josephette," "l,ortia"and the "JLovanna" and be prepared to teach them by moonlight upon the veranda to the .sum mer young men ere hesteris into the parlor totakeaproud place among those who have already masleieJ the Intricacies. The dancing gown of the s.immer girl la. Paattlon. I Hi i?v" - fl-- -r-:' ' - - Uor JSxerclsc u will be short enough to show her slippers, and slippers will be a feature of the summer on that very account. And, carrying the logic another step further, the dances will be accommodated to the slippers, and will be designed to show them off well. In the "Josephette" thesummer girl will hold back her skirt at'the side and point her toes prettily. If in costume, the nun does the same with his buckled shoes. In the plain drawing room dance the man does not sleep lightly, as it is considered either old style or effeminate to do so, but in the costume cotillon bevies with the sum mer girl in pirouetting gracefully down tins room. The "Josephette" is also danced as a fan dance. When the dances of next summer are danced to quick time the summer prl will rest her hand upon her side in plantation style, with head siightly tipped to the side. This gives a Jaunt abandon very fetching to the onlooker. In the slow dances the more graceful cotillon trick of holding out the skirt will be adopted. It is a very cunning conceit of the sum mer girl to invent her own dance and name it after herself. "The Leda," La Louise," "The Marguerite" are planned, danced and named by the young originators thereof. Many coming summer belles visit the lancing masters to ask of ihcm how to invent a new summer round dance. The advice of one of the most celebrated of these masters is as follows "Select the measureln which you are most at home, whether waltz, polka or galop Stand before a mirror and tr by what revolutions, side Hops and easj movements of the arms you can make graceful figures Have music playing all the while. When j on have selected a few graceful movements, you can combine them and try them with somebody else. Remember that two people dance a round dance; and never forget the dignity that is the only excuse of the round dance. A dance that would be pretty for a girl alone would be ridiculous for two people." The wild dances that threatened to wreck the round dance have been abandoned. The reckless side flings, the kicking movement at the front, and the Indian rush down the room are succeeded by all that is lovely in the dance movement. Cotillons and costume dances will be much in faror. There will be the Shake spearian quadrilles, when Komeoand Juliet meet more happily than they did oil earth; and when Tortia and her spouse enjoy un disturbed felicity, and when Hamlet and Ophelia bury their hatchet m the strains of the dance. HAKRY GERMAIXE. WOMAN AND THIS BICYCLE. DAY after day women ride by witli their dress skirts all over on one side of the wheel and pulled tight on the other, which docs not Icok well. This is something that must be seen to while the rider is mounting. If she mounts from the right, when she puts her foot on the left pedal, preparatory to getting into the saddle, she ought to pull enough of her suirt over to the left to make the skirt fall evenly. If she mounts from the left she ought to pull enough over to the right to serve the same purpose. Old riders do this easily by standing upright on the pedals while they arc moving. Then their skirts fall naturally when they seat them selves again in the saddle. One feature of these adjustable bicycle costumes, of which much is heard seems to escape mention. All of them claim to com bine elegance of appearance off the wheel with perfect' ease and comfort to the wearer when riding. Yet in the last of these features they must necessarily fall far short or perfection. None of them can be "easiest" to riile in. because, no matter how they are looped up or how adjustable systemsof pins and hooks and buttons may make them, they burden the rider with unnecessary thickness through which she must pedal. There is only one garb easy to ride in, the garb that is sklrlless. A suit may bristle with possibilities of adjust ment, it may have a skirt capable of being looped up to amazing shortness, or per haps "left open on one side," which many seem to think mysteriously advantageous, but the skirt will still lie there to offer resistanceto the motion of pedaling. The inventors "never bother about this when they are proclaiming the merits of new costumes. Often the wearer never does, because she has experienced nothing differ ent. Nebraska State Journal. BRUSHES AND 15 AGS OF I5RAN. 4 4YK TlTHa moderately stiff flesh bruh VV ad a supply of bran bags," an nounced the authority on beautv, "any woman should have a skin of smooth, satiny texture. Thecoloringdoesnotdepend upon these, however. Bran bags will not remove freckles and they will not give rosy cheeks. But the flesh brush, bringing the blood to the surface, helps to give a proper amount of color. Branbags,"fihecontinued, "soften the water and make it almost as efficacious as milk in its effect upon the skin. Any woman whohasnonctualdiseaso of the skin and whose digestion is good ought to be able to acquire the velvety smoothnessallwomen wantbyadailywarm bath, in which the bran bag takes ihe place of the wash rag. Bran bags may he made at a trifling cost at home. Bags of cheese cloth about eight Inches square are loosely filled with bran, shavings of castile soap andapinchoforrls. Thefacemayberubbed with this twith perfect impunity, which fs'more than can be said of the ordinary rough wash raff." Century Aso. IS QUEEN OF ANGLERS Hiss Cornelia Crosby Mistress of the Gentle Art. SHE IS CALLED "FLY ROD" Government Paid a Unique Compliment to This never Maine Girl at the Recent Sportsmens' Exhibit. Portland, Me., April 10. Miss -Cornelia (J. Crosby, or as she is better known in the sporting world. "Fly ttod," with her cabin and guides, her live fish and mountd game, was unquestionably one of the greatest attractions at the Sports men's (.position, recently held at Madison Square Garden, New iTork. The cabin which held Mis3 Crosby's hunting and fishing treasures and tro phies, was brought piece meal from the Maine woods and erected by stalwart, bronzed fellows who spent their odd mo ments exploring the novel mjsteries of Broad way and the Bowery for MissCi Oslo's guides were new to the metropolis. The live fish, numbering one hundred trout and salmon that dlbported lliem selvea in the five tanks close to the cabin, were brought down from the Hange ley region In a special fish car sent from Washington for that purpose, a compliment from the United States to "Fiy Rod" per fectly uuimic of itn kind. , In talking over her fishing exploits re cently to a friend Miss Crosby said: 'I fail to see how women can be happy who live so far from nature as do most dwellers m cities. There Is no reason In the world why women should not do their fair share of hunting, fishing, and tramp ing, and be all the better and stronger for it. I feel nearer heaven In the woods than in a house, some way. "The pine woods and nervous prostra tion never go well together," she continued, ".mil a woman hasn't time to frt when she is taking a trout on the fly. 1 really doubt whether there is any sport in the world half ro delightful as angling, or half ho graceful and healthful for our sex. "What gems sparkle as the gleam of a 'speckled beauty' darting through limpid water; or where in the collection of china or lace is anything as interesting as a well-filled fly hook? "And another thing, while fishing jou're out of doors in the sunshine, coloring jour cheeks and strengthening your muscles. "I first went out in Maine woods to live because the doctors told me I was djing with consumption and niy only chance for life was to be In the sunshine. You see it was a very good chance," the stalwart Maine girl said, laughing as she straight ened up her splendidly-proportioned body six feet tall and supple as a joung forest tree. Miss Crosby's voice is deep and vibrat ing and gives the impression that it would send aringinghalloooverhillsand meadows, and her hand grasp ih almost painful in its intense cordiality, a clasp that would con vert a skeptical guide into a devoted friend. "Miss Fly Rod," as she is sometimes quaintly called by the guides, who are her stanch friends and admirers, spends most of her time limiting and fishing In and about the Rangley lakes, in the upper Game In " V' (Sf i.' 'Jt I i ItW r?&9 ,' jj lj .mJI A i Lit i 7f icetS' ITer ExrclHu Toduy hunting regions,of Maine. "When she grows tired of rifle and rod, or perhaps on stormy duja. alie lounges in her hammock, or in this cosey comer of her cabin and writes delightful stories of the foicsts and rivers for outing niagazine3;and papers, signing her favorite nom de 'ptaruc. With the instinctcs( p true nngler Miss Crosby will oftenfjSUuj off alone lor a day's fishing lu theivyoods without even a. guide as companion Inwhiug at one camp and dining at another and always a w1 come guest Especially when, as Is often the case, she arrive -i at ,i neighboring camp (ust before breakfast with a flue catch of glistening trout for the morning iumI. Next to tier guides Fly Rod considered that the most interesting feature of her exhibit was her thousand-dollar collection of fishing tackle, rods aud reels alike hav ing been the gifts of various t-porismen friends and In nearly every Inst. luce espe cially manufactured for her. She has indeed a fine assorl'nent of rodo of every variety; split bamboo, lance wood, greenhe.irt and steel finished wi'n handles both plain and elaborate, of Ger man silver and IiiIrhV with gold ami vary ing In weight from three and a quarter to five ounces Tliejilghter rod is her favorite especially in casting for trout. Fifty-two "speckled beauties" taken with a fly in forty-four minutes is therecord of a single catch made by "Fly Rod" last season and one not oUcn equaled by the most skillful masculine anglers. As a rule, however, with true sporting instinct, she brings into camp only a sufficient number to supply the mess Thr hunting couumc worn by "Fly Rod" during the exposition is probably the most expensive aud elaborate ever made in thus country It was of light weight leather, a delicate greenish tint, imported from Pans for thepurpose and madeaftcr"Worth's latest model of a hunting suit. The skirt was short anil scant and the jacket double-breasted and perfect iu cut. The leggitigs and belt were also of leather and, by way of contrast. Miss Crosby wore n sweater and cap of dark red wool. The material alone cost over $100 aud cannot be duplicated in this country M. A. FAXTON. THE MARGUERITE CINCTURE- rITH the craze for metal belts comes in acjain that most artistic waLst garniture, the jeweled girdle. It is narrow of course all artistic waist decora tions are and it Is more often in gold than in silver, as the latter has a tendency to increase the size, of the waist. In almost every instance a variety of dif ferent jewels, whether real or imltution, are used, the idea being to produce by this array of color and glitter the Oriental ef fect Just now so highly pnzed. The Marguerite girdle is-a dainty belt, copying, as the name indicates, the field daisy, not only in size and shape but uccuracy in color. The green and white effect is naturally wrought out in enamels, and orten the heart of the daisy, or of all the daisies, is a brilliant solitaire. The price of such a fine bit of goldsmith's work will tend to keep the stjle from becoming what is called "loo common." LIKE -MARIE ANTOINETTE. IlIE Princess of Wales has a dairy where she and her daughters some times make, with their own hands, delicious butter. The description of one of the rooms with its tiled walls, marble counters, silver pans, and silver churn, almost turns one's head, but good, sub stantial butter comes from this very room when the princess honors it with her work ing presence. Tu. an adjoining room the usual family -supply of butter is made by other than, royal hands. Foil Swing.' mmSBBSmlBr ' JOY IN TRAVEL. Such Is Possible with the Aid of Those .New Bags. The model traveling bag for this season Is made of jellow calfskin or Kussia leather, lined with rich green or ruby red watered silk and all of its interior appli ances for the toilet mounted in aluminum. Even the outside rim, lock and clasps are fini-shed in tlils featherweight metal, be cause American mnkersoftravelcrs'supplies are laboring diligently to reduce the weight in all luggage conveniences. For example, the newest and best of the trunks are built of wood fiber and re-enforced with sole leather, fitted inside with pressed pa per trays, and the result is a comfortably sized box that a little bit of a woman can haul around with one hand. She cdn put no end of belongings Into it, too, for at last the manufacturers have learned to fit up the interior of trunks with the most won derful lot of charming conveniences. For example, a big, new Irunk is pro vided along its inner walls with a verles of canvas bags or imckets into one of which stockings are stuffed, then a long row of them contain a shoe apiece, while other pockets hold additional small articles so hard to successfully dispose of in packing. The top tray of pressed paper is a wonder, and quite as cosy as one's top bureau drawer for stowing things. It is cut up in com partments divided by wicker work one for gloves, one for handkerchiefs, a -iecial nook for veils, a complete work basket and u writing blotter that lifts up and out on hinges, so that seated by the trunk one tan write letters with ease. One corner of the tray is a snug medi cine case, and inside the slightly rounded lid of this box a bag of light oiled cloth is filled in and drawn up with a string. This will hold a week'B allowance of soiled clothes rather more conveniently than any invention shown up to date. Such a trunk ub the one described has quite ousted the famous bureau box from Its hopeful position, for the clever bureau invention was always a heavy affair, very complicated, as well as usually demolished by the typical American baggage smasher on its first long Journey. Next after the wood Jiber trunks, those of baswood are considered the very best by women who know the science of comfortable traveling, and all these boxes are built flat on top and a good deal longer than broad, so that today the Saratoga is eyed with .open curiosity. These long, narrow trunks are an idea caught from the Frpnch actresses, who studied out the problem of enrrying the greatest number of gowns in the smallest compass, but all the choice interior notions are purely of American invention- , It is an American bit of extravagance, too, to have a trunk made of engraved pig skin. Such a luxurious convenience has Just been made by a dealer in leather rgoods for a joung person whose fortune is bej-ond the dreams of avarice, and who is going to enrrj part of her bridal trousseau in it. It is not very lurge, but nearly every inch of the yellow leather is richly carved in the most elaborate patterns. On the lid is cut a huge medal lion monogram and coat of arms, the locks and buckles ure of silver, and inside the leather box is lined with heavj- white silk. Along with this is provided an equally splendid fitted bag. a square one which the fertile-minded maker has filled with Just fiftj--one toilet implements. The average woman does with less, and now it is possible to buy a very completely supplied satchel at the modest price of $14. From that price these bags range In cost to $1. 500, but the cheap ones are niade of calf skin or heavy canvas, in greeu or brown and the fittings either fasten onto the outside, with a heavj- apron to button over them-, or are slipped into a central leather leaf inside, CARE- OP THE EAR. THE care of the ears should begin, in babjhood, a well-formed ear often being ruined then from lack of at tention. A nurse should be most careful to see that when a baby is asleep the ear it lies on is quite flat and not crumpled in any waj-. IT the ears stand out undulj from the head they should be tied back by means of a broad ribbon, which must be worn at night. In washing the ears they should never be allowed to be turned over towards the cheek to be washed, but washed care fully from the front to the neck. A neg lect or this caution is a fruitful source of outstanding car3 in children. The ear Is very tehder then and easily injured, and is often washed in the uurserj- as though made of cast iron. Flesh-Making Food. Cream gruel, according to an eminent English authority, is the ideal nourishment for thin rolk. A teaeopful taken at night immediatelj before retiring is said to give marvelous results. To be at its best it must bo perfectly made, then thinned with sweet-cream. Taken,in that condition and warm it is agreeable as well as fattening, and produces just the sense of satisfied hunger essential to Ideal rest. It is claimed that perseverance in the treatment yields uch apparent results that the cheeks can be gecn to expand from day to day. Helen Gould's Cost $ioo, and Weighs Twenty-four Pounds. A check for $100 lies upon the desk or a certain maker of bicj-cles. It Is in payment Tor a bicycle of extra fine fin ish and or the most perfect mechanism or any to be round in his establishment. The name signed to the check, is "Helen Gould," and the letter with the check saj-s that the wheel has been found perfcctlj-satisfactory in every particular. "That wheel," said the bicycle man, "is the second one we have sent to Miss Gould's country residence this season. Last spring we sent two, and the autumn before, when cycling first came in for women, we had an order for one. The first wheel was evidently an experiment to be tried cautiously and followed out f r good. "The reason why so many wheels are ordered by Miss Gould can doubtless be found m the fact that, having a large country house, she has house parties; and there cannot be found a house partj or j-oung women, or men either, who do not go cycling afternoons and moonlight even ings. "We have sent several men's wheels up there. They were ordered by Frank Gould, the j-oungest brother, who is coming twenty jcurs of age, I should suy. "The wheel Just ordered is for Mis Gould's personal use. It Is a twenty eight Inch wheel and It weighs t went j-four pounds. That Is a good weight for a woman of her size to wheel. "Many of our women wheelers have two kinds of wheels. Tlvy have a hcavj onc that they ride some days and a lighter yie for other excursions, when thej- are looking for speed. Then, tou. the wheel Is a matter of wn:m and mood. One daj- you feel quiet and con servative, and j-oii choose a heavy wheel lhat bears j-ou safelj- along without care on jour part. The next you are In a wild m wd and want to dash to the stars. The lightest thing v-ou can get a nineteen pound, if possible is the article j-ou want. "With women this matter of mood is very noticeable. "We get a letter one daj- thanking us Tor ttie beautiful and perfectly satisractorj- wheel; and a few daj-s later another one is ordered as the wheel docs not ride well anv- longer. We saj- nothing but 'saw wood.' aa It were, and wait until both wheels shall be given a chance. Then both are wanted. It is on the principle that some daj-s a man wears a red tie and others a blue one, yet he couldn t tell jou, for the life of him, why he changes. "We sold," said the bicycle dealer, look ing over his order book, "a verj- nice wheel to W. C. "Whitney before his daugh ter's marriage to Mr. Paget. This wheel was undoubtedly iu her wedding outfit. Most bndes buj- a wheel in their trous seau as they buj- walking shoes. Or if they don't buy one themselves their brothers give them one. "We sold a lady's wheel to Cornelius Vanderbilt the other daj-. It was a trim lntle affjir, elegantly built, anil tt'e high est priced one we had. But it was not ornamented. Th.ittalk about silver wheel for the members of the 400 Is all rubbish, as far as most of them are concerned. "The wheel for Miss Vanderbilt was, we understood, a blrthdaj- gift. It had a little inscription upon it and was. marked with Initials, date, etc. It was decidedly- the neatest little machine we have turned out. It was sent to herXew York home, and was for riding In Central Park. It will go to Xewpoil this summer, and we will have orders to pack and ship it with half a dozen other ladies" wheels at the same time. You see we know just about what will happen when once u ladj-'s wheel lias been introduced in a family of wealth that can afford to make wheeling a family feature. "The number of decorated wheels we turn out is limited. It is our experience lhat a gentleman does not go to a ejele establishment and order a gold bicjele ror his wife, nor a silver one, or one trimmed with Jewels. He gets only the regulation wheel. "The patrons of the costly gold wheels are those who arecelehratinganniversaries and making gifts. Suppose Mrs. Tan Rensselaer Cruger. for instance, were celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of her marriage. Her husband would order of us a wheel with pearl handles. Or if another anniversary, the particular jewel or metal of the anniversary would be honored bj- representation in the wheel. "Pearl weddings, wc are informed, an celebrated at both the fifteenth and twen tieth anniversaries, for we have had orders for pearl- handled wheels for both. "We had an odd order last week, and one that is now being carried out. A gen tleman of middle life, with children grown up and married, called on us and said JV-- aS&fcM"? jr&r' tflitei iix&srT.y. -t sj l - With In CliiHHlcul VV. C. Whitney Put a Cycle in Daughter's Trousseau and an faster Grcom Is Buying a Beauty Some Stylish Wheels. Wife and I are to have our sliver wed ding the middle or April. I want to make her a wedding present that she will re member as long as she livcts. And I think: I'll give her a silver bicycle." "In the most delicate manner we In quired if 'wife' was a practical bicycle rider. "The old gentleman flushed. 'Ycs. said he, 'she is. Wife is only foxtj--one year old. We were married when she was six teen. Wc have been married twetity-fivit years. Xow I'm an old man, but she Is a girl yet. Make her a wheel or best material and have it silver. "Xow, our only way of accomplishing a silver wheel Is to tend one of cur beat wheels to a silversmith's to be plated with silver. The firm or X silvered this wheel, and very brilliant it was when it came back to us. The plate was the heaviest in the market, and the cost to the old gentlcmun with the 'girl' wire was $500. He was so delighted with it that he lett .t here until the daj- or the silver wediling. and visited it every day, carerully wrapping tissue pnper around it when he had looked at it. "We had another order for a fancy wheel. It, too, was a silvered wheil. and us handles were pearl. It cost or wiK cost, ror It is not done more than $l,00o. I would tell you the name of the gentleman whoofderedit, but I cannot dosoat present. He is to be married this spring, and this is his wedding present to his bride, whow an r.rdent cyclist. "We have also an order for a gofcl wheel. The order reads 'of pure gold." but that is ridiculous. We will mroply platconeofour wheels. MIssEmilyYaniler tultSIoane, one or theseason's debutantes. ! an enthusiastic rider. I think she has goni abroad and taken her wheel with her. She rides for speed, and she ha-the easiest way of getting over the rough roads that lie along- the Hudson that I ever saw Her mother's country place lies ia the great chain of millionaires' farms. "There is supposed to be a bicycle boulevard running past the Astor. Morton and Rockereller places and all ihe others. But spring rains are no respeiten or liOulevards. and the roads are ripped up annually. But through it alt this young woman rules swiftly and serenely along. I predict that she will be thrown yet. Sfce Is in our opinion the 'champion of Ac younger riders- "We sent a new wheel to Mrs. I. Town send Burden the other day. It is a liuh. xm. There is not a finer one than her- to he found this j-ear. It happened to lie the very pick of the lot. "We are shipping many ladies raeyde-i now to country places. J. J. Van Alen has ordered three ladies wheels. He keeps them at his Bur Harbor boue for use during the summer when he has house parlies. His nvn's wheels are the finest made. We send fewer men's wheels to tounirj- houses than women's, because most men take their wheels in their luggage, while women rarely do so. "We have an order here." said the biej-cle authority-, fingering his book, "to send the finest of wheels, one lady's ami one gentleman's, to Bar Harbor socn for the use or Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Geb hard this year. This couple took two or us last year. The old wheel, are probably scratched, or else thp owners are tired of ihcm and want new ones. The old wheel will go in the servants ball for use whun getting mail or carrying messages, or other quick, light work of the summer. "There Is a singular thing about the buy ing of a bicycle which nearly every consci entious blcj-cle feller will acknowledge, anil that Is the fickleness of bicycle patroru. Today thej- ride one wheel and like it; to morrow they go visiting, try another whevl and prefer 1 1. The result Is that every house lias in its order books the same names, for the wealthj- do not hesitate to buy two or three wheels a season, according to whim, from different makers. "As for prererences. they will tell you ene Is as good as another. That Is our actual experience. We would like to tell j-wi tbns the bicycle we sent up to Ferncllffe to Mrs. JackAstortheotherdayistheonlyoneMrs. Astor wllIbuj-thLsyar. but weknow better. Our rivals will also book orders rrom that house. "The Astor wheel Is a heavy one. It Is not for racing. Few ladles of the Four Hun dred like to rac. and Mrs. Astor has no proclivities that way. She likes to sit a sub stantial wheel and ride slowly enough to l sure or her bones- She-likes a wheelalittk too large for her, as it gives the muec!ea better exercise In reaching. HARRY GERMAIN'E. Hose nd Hate. CiJ if n - WV3K'.r s, -- . ,s- s.-X , . 1 I' ySf ,-rT 2k"-. ?H;is, c .- v -wwra ' y s,& iii-L Ma vwawKr,1! mm :; ixx pmi i.aiiH jfi rvi-v?- h W m 1 ' TT ' ' I1 I I III III I i III j I Surroundings. iy -vf .. flC.-.