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SOME OF THE LOCAL WOMEN CYCLERS
The Craze Has Really
Come to Stay
COMMON INTEREST FOR ALL
Not Only Is the New Woman a Devotee,
but the Old Woman as Well-Some
Advantages of the Health-
Giving Exercise-Wbat
instructors Say
In spite of all the diversity of opinion
legarding the new woman and the old; in
Bpite of all the varying degrees of limita
tion that are advanced as to where tho
ono begins and the other leaves off, and
the multifarious conjectures as to how
much of the former shall be tolerated,
and how to hest encourage the latter to
be true to her principles or convictions,
there seems to be one interest in com
mon,one central point,to which all of uoth
kinds are steadily ami surely converging,
and that is—tho bicycle.
Tlio most extreme of both varieties of
the genus feminine are gradually becom
ing hopeless and confirmed, and In most
cases, willing victim a of the bicycle
habit. Paradoxical as it may appear, the
most flagrant examples of new woman
have not been the lirst to succumb to the
cycling craze fascination; neither have
the most irritating specimens of hide
bound conventionality in the old woman
as yet openly taken it up. But gradually
are they both being drawn into the maci-
Btrom of revolving wheels, aud tho end is
not yet.
Those extremes of both classes, the
clinging and supine bundles of femininity
who bow in cringing obedience to tno
law of public opinion, are as surely com
ing to it, as are those other advanced and
unsexed ama/.ons who not only have con
victions ou certain questions, but who
also have the courage of those convic
tions. In illustration of tho former va
riety is a case that is not only apropos,
but a fact. A Los Angeles lady was ques
tioned a few months ago by a friend, an
enthusiastic cyclist, why she did not
learn to ride a wheel. She replied that
hwr husband objected, because he did not
■wish ber to make herself conspicuous.
A few days since the same friond met
her riding one ot the silent steeds. In
amazement ho said: "I thought your hus
band objected to your making yourself
conspicuous. How did you change his
views'"
"I didn't," replied tlio lady. "He in
sists that I ride now for tho same reason,
that I may not be conspicuous."
And that is the existing state of thin?a
generally, Ftom Maine to Texas—Califor
nia included—women of all grades, agos
and conditions are now availing them
selves of the health and pleasure-giving
exercise. From languid society swells and
beauties, to the more energetic and less
conservative business woman or shop
girl; from the masses and the exclusive
ranks of the Four Hundred; from the
semi-invalid who obeys her physician's
mandate, to ttie buxom girl with athletic
proclivities, all are turning for one reason
or another to the merry wheel.
Clubs are forming all over the land,
singly and in groups, with husbands,
brothers or other people's brothers; the
women go spinning over country lanes
and city pavements* breathing in long
breaths of health-laden ozone, and taking
exercise at the same time, which is so
necessary to the women, whether they ho
butterflies whose chief industry in life is
a round of society functions In town in
the winter, and at seaside and mountain
resort in summer, or those wnose biead
making depends on a more or less seden
tary existence in the school or counting
room, behind the shop counter or bend
ing over tbattunoless keyboard—the type
writer.
There is a zest about riding a wheel
that is not known or experienced on the
most fiery and untamed horse, since
ono has not only to "stick on* but to
keep the legless beast upright and going
by ones own exertions; there is an ex
hilaration in the motion that even the
front end of an electric or cabje dummy
does not give; there is an invigoration
*n the bird-like feeling of freedom on the
•wheel that lolling on the softest cushions
of the most perfectly appointed victoria
or brougham cannot equal.
It is a delicious, inspiring, fascinating
exercise that toils upon tho most jaded
spirit* and reveals joys of existence
never before dreamed of in this hum
drum, work-a-day world.
A little judicious questioning of some
of the local dealers in wheels this last
week extracted as many opinions regard
ing the facility with which tho women
•who are now riding iVheels here hove
become experts.
Mr. Obenhauer of (he Pavilion riding
school said he could "no moro tell With
certainty who would pick up the knack
readily, than he could figure on which
way a frog would jump." One lady who
weighs 268 pounds became a more expert
and graceful rider with fewer lessons than
many a younger ami slighter woman who
has studied there.
The gentlemanly agent of the Rambler
wheels said he thought working girls and
others who have to count; their 60 cent
pieces, learned moro readily than so
ciety ladies, who usuall,* di.ii i care how
many lessons they take, on the principle
of "where there's a will there's a way."
Miss Herry, the instructress of the Fow
lor bicycle, said sho had taught many
different kinds of women, and they rare
ly needed more than four lessons to be
a bio to manage the balancing and mo
tion; that the principle thing to learn
ami,the hardest, was not to get one's bal
ance, but to remember that in keeping it
the front wheel and the handles wero tho
vital point, instead of any motion of the
body. As soon as a Wheel begins to tilt
to one si.le or tho other, the motion of
the handles. Which of courase act direct
Jy on the front wheel, is tho remedying
factor, as in the rudder of a boat, and
not a leaning nf the body in any direction.
Mr. Carl McStay, in the Victor head
quarters, said liis expurio. 06 had taught
Dim to give a couple of lessons on the
road to teach the balance and motion;
then he left the pupil to herself for a few
days. She would become impatient nine
times out of ten, and take her wheel out
into the woodshed or back yard or any
where that she could try by herself, and
fall off if she had to, without anybody's
seeing her and after a few efforts-- presto
there she was, midtress of the situation.
Then a few more lessons on the road to
point out defects and make suggestions
about rounding comers, avoiding teams
or holes, and the scholar was ready for
graduation.
;Mr. Obenhauer asserted that tho sup
porting posts of the lower gallery in the
pavilion wer« worth thousands of dollars
to him in the education of his .scholars,
because when they could ride around the
place wichut running into the posts they
were competent to go on the most crowd
ed streets: and anybody that has studied
there will bear Mr. Obenbauer out. The
mad effotts of guileless novices on the
wheel to keep out of the way of those
sumo posts is only equalled by tho per
sistent-regularity witn which they run
into every one oT them in turn during
tho lirst lesson or two there.
All the teachers concur that a couple
of lessons arc all that aro needed with
ihe average woman to una bio her to
maintain tier balance, and learn the foot
motion, after that it is only a question
nf practice aud a syltematio courso of
riding to make any woman at home on j
her wheel and mistress of tho situation.
All idea of the widespread interest wo- i
men are taking ia- cycling In Los An
gales may bo gained from tho following
well-known names, which have been
gathered from tbe paviljon riding school
and those instructors employed by the
various wheel agencies here:
Mmes. Frank Under, Colonel Chandler,
Phelps, Olassell, J. J). Hooker, Hough
ton, S. P. Hunt, E. T. Earl, Victoria
Uarrt'll, Biggins, Yoakum. Brad tier, \V.
Lee. E. L. I'ohenv, Clark, Miller, Brown,
Wbclpley, Ozro W. Childs, .1. P. Sartori,
John Bradbury, K/ra Stimson, Ed
Silent, Wm. H. Ilolliday. Godfrey Holter
liofF, jr., J. 11. Spear, Hugh Vail.
Stevens, Jonn Newell, Wm, Newel!;
Misses Josephine Etowan, Marion Hooker,
Ethoaies, HaoOwen, Hellman, Lillian
Shorb, Nellie Fran ken held, Cecilia
Uiehe, Nora Cooper. Jennie (jou.d, Viv
ian, (Amelia Foster, Minnie , Robinson.
Whelpley.
A bicycle club is in process of forma
tion that promises to be a lasting insti
tution, it is the intention of the mem
bers to enjoy road riding and may be the
nucleus of a country club. The charter
members are:
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Vail, Mr. and Mrs.
Sumner P. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
I>. Silent, Mr. and Mrs. William 11. Hoi
liday, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Holtertioff,
jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ozro W. Childs. Mr.
and Mrs. Jolin Bradbury, Mr. and Mrs.
Kzra Stimion, Mr. and Mrs. William Cas
well, Mr. and Mrs. .1. F. Surtori. Mr. and
Mrs. Walter B. ('line. Mr. and Mrs. Ed
win T. Karl,Mr. and Mrs.Stevens. Mr.and
Mrs. Coote, Mrs. Victoria Jlarrcll, Misses
Mac Owens and Florence Silent. Messrs.
William JH, pftvls, McAllister, Callendcr
and Morris Cook.
While tho superiority and irresistible
fascination of cycling is a point yielded
by all, there is still considerable agita
tion and discussion in the matter of pro
priety in costume. That, of course, is and
will probably remain a matter of taste.
Most, of tho dealers contend that a dia
mond frame wheel is us advantageous for
women as for men, and if that be proven
by test and experience, some modifica
tion or extenuation of tho obnoxious and
derision-ha.inted bloomers will probably
bo discovered or invented, as evory other
demand iv nature and art has heretofore
been supplied sooner or later.
At present a natty skirt, rather shorter
than walking length, with corduroy or
leather leggings to the knee, and a trim
snort I jacket or bodice, seems to answer
every purnose for the present make of
lady s wheel. Such a costume is practica
ble, in no way conspicuous, and appears
to bo the generally accepted model for a
cycling costume. Perhaps artor a little
the women who don't wear bloomers now
because they "don't wish to be conspic
uous," will not be found without the 01—
for tho same reason. Quien sahc? Stranger
things have happened.
MARIAN" DE UREQUY.
A FEW THINKS
FROM THE SUNDAY EDITOR ABOUT
BLOOMERS
Tiloomers aro the overgrown members
of the knickerbocker family. Home men
cannot tell bloomers from knickerbock
ers, but a woman can and that's the ad
vantage of being a woman. Some people
think that bl >ome F s ward made to wear
to church, but they wasn't; they are too
loud and disturb tbe service. The society
girl wears bloomers so that ahe can play
lean-frog just like her brother, the tnilk
maid wears them so that she may milK
with both hands and hold the pail at the
same time.
liloomers are a species of trousers badly
swollen at the knees, very baegy at tha
pistol pecket and considerably out of
shape when you strike a match. When I
was a kid I nad to wear father's old
pants; nowadays children wear out thoir
mother's old bloomers.
Jlloomers have many advantages. You
don't have to hold them up at street
crossings and they are tied around the
ankles or knees to keep the mice out.
They are cut decollette at tbe south end
and have buttons up the west side. You
Can't nut them on over your head like a
skirt nor round you like a corset, but you
have to wiggle into them one leg at a
time.
The only way to tell which side is to
bo worn in front is by tho buttons on the
neck band. You want to ho careful and
get them on right. The tirst time my
wife-all Sunday editors are married or
ought to be—put on bloomers L think she
made a mistake for she don't know to
this day whether she was on her way to
Sunday school or coming from prayer
meeting.
The one disadvantage of wearing
bloomers is that when you fall off a bi
cycle nobody knows whether you have
frilled underwear on or nut. This is
discouraging to some girls. «
Tncre is no oi-chloride of gold cure for
the bloomer habit. When a woman once
gets a taste tor hloomeis you might as
well satisfy her craving tirst as last.
ISiooineis are all rigtit and let them
come, whether of the fullblown variety
or of the kind that arc nipped in the bud
—just abovo tho knee.
Cycling Healthful
The bioyols as a promoter of health
cannot be gainsaid. It has be*?n ex
emplified in the case of Mrs. Ella K.
Young of Brooklyn, who for ten years
had been a sufferer from almost every
complaint that women arc heir to, says
' a New York paper. Headache, backache,
i woman's weakness, ono day well, the
| next ill, so nevrous that it was almost
i impossible to trust getting out any dis
! tanoe for fear ol over-exerting herself,
j About a year asto sho was induced to try
bicycle rioting. In a short time she began
eating and sleeping bettor, her nervous-
I ness gradually left her, ami from a weak,
! sickly woman sho became ono of health
j and happiness, ami for the lirst time in
I ten years was free from a physician's
' care, or taking mo Heine, so much so
i that her physician, meeting her husband
jon the street one day. wanted to know
■if he had in any way offended him and
!if she had changed doctors, why? Her
| husband laughingly replied, ".No, ray
wife has not got a new doctor; sho rides
! a bicycle now. and has had no occasion
: tojjcall on you. but if sho does need you
!wo will let you know. Why, doctor, you
i wouldn't know her! lam very proud of
her. Our friends marvel at the change,
! and nono more than I." Mrs. Young
I rides a Victoria.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1895.
THIS MAY BE
TRUE IN NEW YORK BUT IT DON'T
GO HERE
The modern woman is knock kneed-
She will probably loudly deny'the charge.
Nay, more, she may be utterly ignorant
of her defect. She may believe that her
legs arc like unto Diana's when tho god
dess leads her nymphs. But the truth
remains, the average modern woman is
knock-kneed. I lor physicians will tell
her so. if other authorities aro not surti
cient to convince her, sava the New York
World.
Had she been. wise, the fact might
never have been known. Attired in volu
minous draperiees. with skirts distended
many yards abv>ut her, no one could
dream that hei legs wero other than the
straightest, shapeliest ones possiolc. But
she donned knickerbockers. She took to
divided skirts and clothed herself in
In New York
Turkish trousers. Sne mounted a bicycle
and th? truth was known. The average
woman's logs show a tendency to con
vert to a point at the knees, und hei bi
cycle suit has shown it. The reason for
this sao affliction is not pi tin. Perhur s
it airaes from the fact that tb*s average
Woman has heen. until recently, more oc
cupied in anointing her face with com
plexion lotions than in developing iter
body. She has preferred riding in the
elevated train to walking, and has chosen
staying in the housi rather tlutn tramp
ing, iter knees huvu in the meantime
been preparing a quiet little revenge for
their enforcod inactivity.
Another explanation of tho knock-kneed
tendency of women is advanced by some
unregenerate and irreligious being who
Los A nifties Poems
says that women have knelt too ofton
and too long. They have gone to chinch
often and have knelt for long periods:
they have knelt by cradles, adoring little,
unintelligent, red-faced morsels of hu
manity: and the man who advances this
explanation of the knock-kneed woman
maintains that it is her devotion to one
or another object which has caused this
grave defect.
Whatever may be the cause, the fact
remains. Look at the next group of
trousered feminine bycichsts you happen
to see. and observe if there i.s not that
curve above the leather gaiters and below
the Hannel trousers which reveals the im
perfection.
The cure is, of course, in exercising the
knee until it assumes its proper propo?
tfons and its proper relation to the leg.
Walking, bicycle riding.swimming or any
other exercise which develops the legs,
will help to correct tho detect.. Until
such time as it is corrected the woman
who loves grace will wear garments dis
playing less freely her imperfections.
SOME OF THE NEW BICYCLE LEQOINOS THE GIRLS ARE WEARING
A FEW OF THE RECENT DESIGNS FOR BICYCLE SUITS
LEGGINGS FOR CYCLING
A Necessary Part of Every
Fair Wheelwoman's
Costume
OVER SIXTY STYLES NOW SHOWN
The Very Latest Thing Is a Laced
Affair Made to Fit Like
a Glove
Bicycle leggings, gaiters, boots and
shoes ol special design are shown in tbe
shoe stores and department stores in
great variety, says a writer in the Now
York World. The fashionable makers
of custom shoes tind an incidental boom
in cheir business directly connected with
the bicycle craze aud some of their fin ?st
and costliest work is in the lino of laced
or buttoned leggings and boots of extra
length in tbe legs.
A Sixth avenue dealer in boots and
shoes has issued an illustrated.catalogue
devoted entirely to ladies' and gentle
men's bicyclo footwear. Designers ia
shoe factories are racking their brains
for new ideas in leggings and boots.
The latter come in all shades of russet
and tan. They are made with an extra
long top. reaching to the center of tho
call. They come in laces and differ only
from the ladies' hunting boot, or boot
for mountain wear, In that for bicycle
use tlio sole must be single, thin and
flexible.
Comfortable as such a boot is. it is in no
such favor among tho fair cyclers as
leggings worn witli approved bicycle
shoes. The latter conic in two styles,
Oxford tios and plain frontla. c teaching
just above the ankle. The soles are
thin and the heel is low and flat. The
Oxford ties are made up iv do'igola.
patent leather, tans, russet calf and can
vas. The regulation bicycle shoe, laced
to support the ankle, is made in dongola,
calf and canvas. Rubber or leather soles
are optional, but rubber is no longer con
sidered the pioper tiling. Tbe rat-trap
pedals make tbe rubber soles unnecessary.
Tbe legging is a necessity with either
style of these shoes and it is in their
construction that tlie designers of foot
wear navo given to tbe tiado their best
efforts.
One window shows over sixty stylos of
leggings. They are made up to button
and to lace ami to lace with button effect,
ami comprize ooze calf in the undressed
or suede style and in all the rich tan
tints, russet, wdiitc, red and brown Rus
sia calf; enamelled calf in black, red and
russet; dongola kid, kangaroo kid, cor
duroy in gray, black, blue and purple;
canvas in a variety of shades und heavy
cloth specially woven for this purpose in
every color likely to be worn in the con
struction of bicycling costumes, itlues
and grays predominate, and it is possi
ble to match any of the prevailing shades
of outing cloth in any of tbe big retail
stores.
Tan leggings are, however, supposed
to go well with Buy costume. Leggings
icady-inado range in value fioni X to $7.
A w oman of the Mlcbaux club who in
deference tuber high social position must
have everything ruauo to order, pays
from 113 CO $i"> for her leggings.
Tho laced pattern worn by the ladies of
the Lyceum company during the long rim
of The Amazons is much affected, they
are made Ol either ooze calf or russet leath
er of russet color, velvety and rich in ap- 1
pearanoe, and must fit like v glove fiom
ankle to knoe. To do this and not ii ter
ferc with tlie free motion of tbe limb is a
triumph of tbe cordwainer's art. Tho
greatest care must be taken in tbe cutting
out ol leggings of this class. A slight
mistako in measurement or cutting will
ruin them in the eyes of tho fastidious
costumer. That is why he charges $26,
IMen are not overgiven to wearing leg
gings as part of a bicyclo costume, pre
ferring to show their manly limbs through
the medium of plaid stockings. The
bicycle legging for men is a simple affair
closely resembling tbe riding legging in
appearance. The bicycle legging, how
ever, is not held to tbe blub by a strap
under tbe foot, but rests lightly or. tho
top of,the foot. They ire really intended
as a protection in long journeys, and in
the stores are shown only in corduroys,
canvas and leather. Tlio low-quarter
dongola kid or canvas shoe of Oxford tio
pattern, with an especially stout flat heel
and with a leather side, is the correct
thing in men's bicyclo shoes.
It Was a Success
Antwerp's cvhibition was a financial
success afHr all: the shareholders have
been repaid the amount they Invested,
with 1!> per cent additional.
WHAT ONE MAY WEAR
Comfort One Thing to Be
Considered Then Comes
Style
SOME VERY UNIQUE COSTUMES
Somber Blacks and Modest Blues Are
Overshadowed by the Gay
Costumes Seen
Interest in conventional dress is rapidly
disappearing and forms a less interesting
topic of conversation among the fair sex
than ever before. Now we bear on all
sides, "what, kind of a bicycle costume
have you; is your skirt narrow or wide,
and your leggins a good tit about the
ankles?"
Die latest thing in the way ot skirts
has just been Introduced. It Has a di
vided skill ofrei'i, in the back, while from
tho front it seems t) be an" ordinary
tailor-made cycling suit. The woman
who wears one of these will have to take
lessons in dressing from her father, hus
band or brother, and alas! for her who
has nono of these! for the new skirt is
got into just as a man gets into.hi., trous
ers. Ttie underskirt made of the same
material as the suit! is buttoned up In
front, and tbe outer skirt is fastened over
this by means of a row of buttons on
each aide. The back has side plaits,
meeting In tne middle at the waist, and
the middle seam is fastened all the way
dawn to the bottom of the skirt, which
makes the adjustment in mounting ex
ceedingly simple. The skirt, instead of
hanging one-fifth on tho right, and fou -
fifths on the left side of the wheel, fa!ls
e\cnlv divided, and is remarkably grace
ful and modest, both when tbe wearer is
walking and when she is riding. Around
blazer coat, with flaring fronts, is worn
with this skirt, aud leggins and caps come
In the same material the matetial is an
imported pepper-and-salt mixture, and is
calculated to stand wear and tear, and
dust.
In saleo!!ng a costume there is one
tiling that every woman, stout or lean,
ricli or poor, should insist upon, and
that is that the ikilt shall be opened on
tlie sides and not in the back. Nothing
looks worse on a wheel than a placKot
gaping and awry.
Something entirely new in tho way ol
a cap has a soft crown, turned up with
wings, and a stiff visor in front. This
comes only in black, and is particularly
adapted to older women.
Por t'.iose whose faces are dainty and
piquant the white duck Tarns are very
becoming, and added to this, they laun
dry easily.
Tho tendency of women riders to wear
dark suits entirely, may hi somewhat
doubted when one learns that the latest
in a cycling costume seen on a young
rider,was guile a gaudy affair. The skirt
was green tweed with white shirt and
leather belt, cuffs and collars. Her red
serge blazer coat shone out daringly with
its twinkling gold buttons. To tv is she
bad added red serge knickerbockers and
a soft red felt hat. She had red ribbons
tied to her wheel, and she looked as if
lifo was good and May tbe best of all
months of the year.
I.wss showy, but quite as novel, may be.
was a green cloth cycling suit,with white
silk blouse, all frills and rlutliness. Over
this came a green Figaro jacket, faced
with white and a belt and necktie of tar
tan red and green. No skirt at all was
visible, but the knickerbockers wero so
full you wouldn't have known the differ
ence until you got to the Knees. At the
knees they stopped and tartan stockings
took their place helped out by soft cy
cling shoes.
The new stylo of the jersey for cycling
is the prettiest thing imaginable. It lits
tl o form closely, buttoning from each
shoulder to the neck and having immense
leg-o'-mutton sleeves which give ita truly
feminine look. It is purchasable In plain
colors or in Stripes. Durng the long warm
rides tbe collar may be turned In, leaving
tbe neck free and comfortable.
The girl who seeks comfort even at the
expense ol her figure will don the new
corset waist. Any dressmaker may fash
ion ibis garment from strong, elastic,
washablo material. The only stiffening
used is the wlmlebones along the center
of tlie uack. The buttons fasten with
loops of rubber.
Many women wonder what to do with
their skirts to keep them in place. If of
cloth, a shot put into the insido of the
hem will keep them nicely from Hying.
If of washable material, live little open
ings in the hem. wherein may be tacked
live small, lead dress WjigbtS, should bo
left when the skirt is being made.
TO KEEP
THE SKIRTS AND TROUSERS
IN TRIM
) Bicycling is becoming so genoral that
I any new device for adding to the comfort
I f riders is of more than passing interest.
Here are two. for example, that we illus
trate for the benefit of the cyclists among
our readers, says the Daily Report.
First is a trouser guard, .rbich, in some
form, is almost Indispensable when tbe
rider is in ordinary street dress. The
guard here shown has tho advantage of
tiot binding the trousers around the
ankle and thus creasing them out of
shape; on tbe contrary, it keeps them in
shape. It is made of steel wire, flattened
at tbe'tnoutb of the guard, and slips on
and off vory easily.
Tho other illustration shows a skirt
holder for women. By its use the skirt
To Keep the Skirts Trim
is prevented from flying up, thus secur
ing safety and neatness at the same time.
What a Woman Did
Miss Julia Spillane of Denver demon
strates uailv what a woman with pluck
and a wheel can do. She is traveling
through Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska
and lowa in the interest of Cycling West,
soliciting subsciiptions. She has been
on tlie road for several montns. and has
met with unparalleled succeßS. The
wheelmen all along the line have ex
tended to her every courtesy. .Miss Smb.
lane is a rationalist. and*on« (if the lirst
women ir, the west to appear in knicker
bockers. She says: "Weather perniit-
Por the Cycler
ting, I rode my wheel in nearly every
city and town visisted."
Her latest long ride was from Kearney,
Nebrasksa, to (fraud Island, a distance
Of fdtty-tive miles, and from tnere to
Fremont, where she met with snow and
ice, tramping it from tneie to Omaha.
Among the many noted women who
ride bicycles in England, few, if any,
possess a prettier wheel than Lady Dudley.
Her machine is enamelled white and
lined with blue and gold, lilted with real
ivory handles. Lady Dudley is in the
habit of taking long rides unaccom
panied.
' Why that worried, troubled face,
Pretty maid, may I inquire?
Has atllirtion left its tniee?
Some sad news by mail or wire?*'
Slowly shook ihe golden head:
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Maud—What is the trouble between
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Ethel—Why, you see. Alice asked Kate
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Maud Yes.
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