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How the Courageous Mrs.
Garland-Green of Boston Played a Disastrous Rubber with Cupid "There was heroic Mrs. Garland risking- millions and luxuries on a dubious rubber with Cupid whose stakes, at most, were only love in s, cottage." IN YOUR games with the little love god you may, perhaps, win one out of two. But beware the "rubber." Cupid is the banker, lie deals, and he plays to win. Be warned by the fate of Mrs. Marie Tudor-Garland-Green, Who was reck less enough to challenge Cupid to a third bout when the game was a tie. Her recklessness lias cost her both the original stake of love? which was tho only stake Cupid knew of or cared anything about?and what might be termed a side bet of ?10, 000,000. All this is to be read between the lines of 'Mrs. Marie Tudor-Garland Green's formal petition to bo di vorced from her second husband, Francis Cushing Green. For every body who keeps track of matri monial events in the smart set of American society, coteries of New York and Boston, remembers the $ J 0,000,000 worldly strategic base for his widow which the late "Jimmy" Garland, of Boston, incorporated in his will. Briefly, po long as tho widow of James A. Garland, the multi-million aire yachtsman of Boston, remained unwed she was to continue secure in the enjoyment of the incomo from his safely Invested fortune of $10, 000,000. This was the .samo thing as handing over to the widow a fortune amounting to $40.j,000 every year during her lifetime. So fai as she was personally concerned it was the same as owning tho whole $10,000,00? lump. For six years the widow appears to have found no flaw In that will. Then she discovered?on her own confession?that she wanted love and marriage more than she wanted the late celebrated yachtsman's'$10, 000,000. She had always been in the habit of having what she wanted. That was a sort of birthright of hers, for. through lier father, the late Frederick Tudor, of Brooklino, Mass., =T- ' ? ' -r t'?o 'nst of > the Tudor kings. What she wanted now she believed was offered her by an old friend in her own social set, 1 Francis Cashing Green, a well con 1 nected society man and civil en i gineer of New York. So she blow a farewell kiss from her finger tips at the late "Jimmy" GarlRnd'3 millions?and challenged Cupid to the decisive "leg" of the lit tle game she had been playing with him, off and on, for more than twelve years. As Cupid abhors divorce, Mrs. Gar land lost the first leg when, after six years of happy married life, blessed with five children, "Jimmy," finding a package of lovo letttrs ad dressed to his wife by a noted Boston clubman, rushed off to a divorce court. There had been bickerings before, nnd some tentative separations, due to "Jimmy's" jealousy and the wife's lovo of admiration. But now it was war to a finish. Mrs. Garland, al ways a brave and spirited woman, fought the case so well with weapons similar to her husband's that the court decided that the fault lay on one side as much as on the other. The decree was granted to the wife, with $15,000 a yoar alimony. In the circumstances it was victory Tor the wife, but a dearly bought one. The sequel showed that the neces sary clmiiRO in her stylo of living and the loss of tbo social glamour that rested wherever the rich and ani mated "Jimmy" Garland showed him self were almost unendurable. She could not help recalling the Tudor-Garland wedding in St. Paul's Church, Brooklioe, in September. 1S93. It was quite the social event of the season. Everybody who was anybody in Boston or Brookline society was present, and their mar ried life began under most auspi cious circumstances. During the Winter social season the young couple made their home in the handsome Back Bay resfflence tllpt "Ttmrntn" 'Utnrl DP t'nr his bride. In the Summer they li\ed at a wonderful country estate at Iiamilt in. For years the.vj .were rarely seen apart and society looked upon the pair as' an exceptionally happy couple. Thev drove together, they yachted together, they went every where together. Such rejections as these in her present situation were not calculated to soothe the spirit of a descendant of Tudor kings. She was living with her children in a modest house in the little sea shore town of Catauniet, midway be tween Buzzard's Bay and Wood's Hole. What could she do here with fifteen thousand a year? To main tain her former social pace w*>s out of the question. Invitations became fewer and farther between. ller name dropped out of the society col umns. Iler incident was closed so far as society could see. Society ought to have known bet tor. Kings hustled off their thrones never quite give up hope of scram bling back to that. high, soft seat again?and Marie Tudor Garland was descended from a race of par ticularly persistent kings. She wasn't thinking of some new throuo ?to resume her sesU up there beside '?Jimmy" was the feat she was putting her mind to. She had means of knowing that "Jimmy" nowadays rarely set foot off the decks of his splendid yacht, the Rarracouta. Also that he was cruising about In lonely grandeur quite contrary to his former hos pitable habit. "Poor 'Jimmy's' lonesome." she thought. And elie smiled shrewdly to herself. One day she learned that her di vorced husband was cruising along the South Snore. She kept track of the yacht's movoments. At jtist the hrn<* mi n mrfoin mornin" she quietly boarded the train for I-Iyannis port, where she knew the Barracouta was lying at anchor. She was charm ingly. jauntily costumed. She had not looked prettier six years before when, as a bride, she stood at the altar of St. Paul's. And she knew It. ...'Arrived at Hyaunlsport. she engaged a launch and serenely ordered the. man to take her aboard the Barracouta. The Barracouta's boarding ladder hung conveniently over her side. The yacht's owner was not visible from the launch. That was not im portant. With perfect serenity and assurance Mrs. Garland climbed the ladder and stood on the familiar deck of her divorced husband's yacht. "Jimmy" was lounging alone on the after deck. He was horribly lonely, 'bored stiff." He heard a soft foot fall, lifted his eves?and suddenly fell to rubbing them vigorously. No, it was no charming, momentary vision. It w'&s the same living, glow ing Marie whom he had loved so dearly, and hfcd regretted so bitterly. Probably Marie felt an inkling of his state or mind, for as she advanced she smiled in the same old captivat ing way and snid: "Hello, 'Jimmy!'"?in the same old Mrs. Marie Tudor. Garland Green. From a Photograph Taken at About the Time of Her Second Marriage to ' 'Jimmy" Garland. The Garland Yacht Barracouta, Upon f Whose Decks too Second G&mo with Cupid Was Played.* i enchanting voice. Right there is where Mrs. Garland "sat in" for the second leg of her little game with Cupid. That "J immy" was agreeable was demonstrated when ho "piped up all hands" to raise the anchor and spread tho glistening sails. They didn't cruise very far that day- Mrs, Garland was l\orae in Catauiuet in time for supper with the children. But there were oilier little cruises. Boston society heard of them, and much discussion arose concerning the relations that were proper be tween a. divorce.d couple. The talk was silenced not long afterward. however, for Mr. and Mrs. Garland repaired to Bristol, U. I., where they were married for the second time and began their romance anew. Second game won by Mrs. Garland ?a tie! Taking warning from their previous experience among the shoals of matrimony, the young yachtsman and his bride were less critical of each other's shortcomings on their second venturo." They were a most devoted couple, and lived happily together until Garland's death. When hlirMvlll wan read iv wai found that his entire estate, of more than ten million dollars, was to be held for her in trust, and thai she was to have the use of the income as she saw fit, so lone- as she re mained unmarried?as above set forth. For six years she lived in enjoy ment of all that vast wealth could procure. She shunned society. Her happiest hours were spent in tier cottage of Day End Farm, in the little Cape Cod town of Bourne, where she occupied herself with plans for im proving the farm gardens and in raising chickens. Wouldn't you think that anyone playing with Cupid the game which was recognized as his specialty, even among the gods on Olympus, would be satisfied with honors even?with a tie? AVell, you remember that Mrs. Marie Tudor-Garland, though not of tho inimortals, wsa descended from kings. Perhaps this explains why she dared to challenge the little love god for the "rubber." The scleiitlflc chicken roost of bay End Farm refused to ?111 the void In her heart. As already related, she came to believe ihat Francis Cushing Green could. They were married at Day ^nd Farm, and It was their intentl?-w, at Itut these plans were materially changed shortly after the wedding. They sailed to Europe and lived there together till last Spring. Society bMleved. and really hoped, that pretty Marie Tudor?still hand some, thoimli now a middle-aged woman?had found the Happiness sho craved. Little was heard from them by their Boston friends during their !on? absence from this country. Last Spring, however. Green re turned to America alone, and took quarters in New York. He had little to say of his wife, and although suspicion arose that the ten-million dollar romance had met frith disaster no real proof was forthcoming until a few weeks ago. Then Mrs. Green iflled a petition for divorce, in which she alleged that her husband was unfaithful to her. The case will be heard in Barnstable, Mass., soon. Lost?$10,000,000, staked for love; and love lost, too! THOSE who are familiar only with the tango as danced in this country last 'Win ter and tho two Winters pre vious have little conception of the tango as it is, or rather was, danced In Paris before the outbreak of the war. 1L was the most i>opular dance there all Summer, and as soon as its steps are understood by our own public -t will undoubtedly be come one of QUr most popular dances. The French tango is standardized. It has but five steps, instead of the dozens that were incorporated in our3, and, of course, every one dances it alike. All during tlie Spring and early Summer 0110 could go anywhere in Paris and find every one dancing it CtiStfE 1?Correct poillloo for opening steps of (hr French Tango. O?Incorrect position, nsuolly tnkcn vW Hrir-tnnght ^ pupil*. N AMNumlnir correct T*nito position, the fonmlntlnn *tep of thin dmicr, the Cortez is dnuced. This ?tep Ik tnken from the old Tango nnd the miiilte. Msn starts forwiird ?lth right foot, briUKlntr hln left foot forward on second count, thru Kolnic imme diately back on hi* right, finishing count it Kb fclw HrlK>it rrvtini; on right foot. On the thlnl count Ue step* buck on left foot, holding hi* mltjlit oa that foot during third and fourth count* of the manic. I.ody br^lnn by coining back on left foot, MtTingN rlKht foot to the left, deficrlhlnfr n aeml clrcle, then allows right foot to come to rcat junt back kof left t?ot. Now, bringing; the right foot Viack to tbe left foot, the lady thro>TM ber wflght from rlffbt to left foot, linUblncr count with nrlcht renting on left foot. On third count ahe Rivlnna her right leg In a aeml-clrcle to a position rnuAlng ber to face ber partner again. At Inlnh her weigbt reata on ber rlsbt foot. Kroiu this the danccra slide with the "Open Three." alike and in a most exquisite man ner./ It is the truly intellectual dance, for, while the steps do not yary, each dancer puts as much in dividuality in Ilia execution of the dance as possible. Men and women of all ages dance it. In this country it is considered a dance for youth only. The Parisian takes his dancing seriously. It ifc an art with him. With us in America it is a sport, a diversion. They have taken our hit or miss tango and made a most charming ballroom dance of it. The rhythm and the slowness of the music appeal to the French man and woman. They do not lilco the one step, the hesitation or the lame duck. They do not understand the spirit that underlies these ragtime dances, for to the Parisian all syncopated music is "ragtime" and utterly -abhor rent. There are a few points which the tango learner must bear In mind. I f O?The "Open Three" Is one of the old Tango step*i which Paris has Included In her highly stand ardized Tnnso, As Driven here It is really a sorni open step. The partners are still In position given In figure 1. The man's hand rcstinK on lady's side, ns this posit Ion Insures n more perfect control of lead nnd nllows man to ehnnjee lady's position from his side to directly In front of hlm, nnd vice versa, nt trill. In this "Open Three" .the man lends with the left foot* as he strings the lady toward hlm, lie then swings or carrien the Indy Itaeknard in n reversal of the Cortee, holding her, Oowevcr, as shown tn this Illustration, not separating, as iu the earlier form of the dance. ^?Is another semi-open step. This Is a series of forward springy steps, the partners holding the arms nnd hotly as shown here thxoughout the en tire movement. Tlte spring comes almost entirely from the kuees, and the heels mnsf be kept from the floor. This given the necessary spring to the step, which lj) hy no means a jump. All springs must he smooth. These steps are taken in accord ance with the musle, which Is slow and rhythmic. 1014, by the ritar Company. Great Britain Rights Copyright, ? - J I ' ' J^??j^?TTSll? ITl&iniflO^By Margaret Hawkesworth am assuming that these who will fol low the stops as given here are al ready familiar with their counter parts in the old taugos. They will rot be familiar, however, with this arrangement, and for this reason must read the directions very care fully. In all sliding steps the slides must bo very smooth, the feet must nol bo jerked from the floor. In all springy steps the springs must be very smooth, not at all "jumpy." The springs must come from the knees, not from the feet. In the old "Open Three," the dancers separated and either had to come to an abrupt pause or force their way, across or against the cu~ rent of the ballroom. . It was the open step tlint really barred the tango from our drawing rooms. It took up too much space! These semi-open step?, however, have been worked out with a view to adapting tlie dance.to the ballroom, allowing the dancers to follow the natural curreat ol the ballroom. K?In this step, the ninn goes fomnri] nltli his left foot, the girl on right foot, Unit on heel, then on toe. Thin step can actnnlly be done lit Trill, anil requires ho series of steps or signal*. The lady l? carried lu front, iustend of on side. /??In correct Tnnuo position, dancers take Merles of abort slides with bodies swaying* from side to side, usually townrd mnn's right. These sway ing slides ?re not limited In number, but are dnnced in accordance with the phrasing of the music. The man cross steps forward with his right foot, tliei girl koIuk backward with left foot. At pnuNe of each phrase of music, or on each accented beat, the feet are brought together. Then go through with same step ad lib natil music stops.