FAIR MAIDS WITH NERVE. The Bummer Stylos In Girls Is Dashing, Straight and Btrong. Painty Wrists get with Springs of Bteel Bow She Will Dresa to Pull Boat or Bide a Tricycle Canoeing Not a I'arorlteHport The Gowns tor Tennis Playing. From the Ntv Torh Mail and Exprm, Fiom the deck of a ferry boat crossing the East river, I saw a young girl In a canoe. She was alone In tbe cockleshell which pltchoi about merrily In the chop of an East river t'de. It was high noon and the long double paddle glanced In the sunshine as the self-possessed sailor picked her way through the procession of tugs, running under the bridge and beading for the Battery. Shades of her grandmother. That good dame had nerves, but this little lady heul nerve. Good sirs and ladles fair, the girl of the day has muscles. Majbap she can stir together a puldlng or sew up a seam. Terhaps she reads Browning, perhaps she Is a metaphysician, or a thaoso-phlst Heaven help her not unlikely she illrts a bit or coquettes, but her dainty wrUts are set with springs of steel. One day a couple of weeks ago there was a bicycle leaning against a little stone church uptown. A tricycle stood by Its side and fifteen mcae bicycles were stacked on the church treen. The owners of the vehicles were attending the marriage of a wheelman and wbeelwoman Inside. Presently out came the bride and groom, both In fresh club colors, and wheeled away on their marriage trip' for a 200 miles spin. It would bave looked more sociable to the ordinary eye If they bad rid den a tandem, but the time may come In tho course of their partnership when their steeds will suit each other's paces better than now. Tbe tricycle will be ridden this summer much more extensively by women than has been the case In any year before. For one thing tbe machine Is an expensive foible and It bas taken some time to make Its way. I Is heavier than the bicycle, too, and a little unfair to the weaker sex in handicapping it at the start In point of peed'. la spite of these disadvantages, however and they are not nearly so noticeable as in the lumbering things that went by the same name a half dozen years ago tie tilcycle, aid especially the Improved tandem that allows husband and wife or lover and lass to ride togetter, is gaining ground rapidly, and Mr. and Mrs. rennell will find mauy Imitators In their vacation trips on the wheal. Trl cjcllrgls an exercise that calls for special dn-ss. Nobody who has baen through the dusty ar.d oily experiences of wheel life will thick of disputing that fact. The gown worn by the experienced Is always of a medium v. eight woolen material, and In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred Is quiet and uncon sptcuous In color. English women choose al moet without exception ia flannel or merino combination of ordinary walking length with oveidrcfs made as simple as possible, loose trousers to match the dress in color, blaoi woolen Etocblngs, Norfolk Jacket, straw hat, a club ribbon and a free and substantial walk ing boot. American women, as a rule, have not jet adopted the trousers, but wear a skirt cf slightly different out The dress used by the women riders In Central Park thU spring snows a skirt wlthont back drapery, but orna mtnttd as I lie wearer's fancy chooses In front. For length it Is like the usual promenade tlrpf but has a slope of about three Inches behind to prevent lifting by the saddle at the back, For bead gear one should choose a light weight cap of the same color as the dress, or on a long trip or parade a ventilated helmet. Kid gloves are out of order. Silk and linen or lisle thread are tbe only things allowed on the wheel. For underwear the same rules that govern the boating dress bold; flannel next the skin, no corset nor crinoline and as few skirts as may be.