1903 July 26 Told in her boudoir Barney Babists

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1903 July 26 Told in her boudoir Barney Babists - i . TI1E NEW YORK TIMES, JULY 20, 1003. THE...
i . TI1E NEW YORK TIMES, JULY 20, 1003. THE Baroness de Vrlele, who married In London last week the young Servian Vladimir Constantinovitch, Is the only daughter of Mrs. Heyward Cutting. She Is a cousin of James de Wolfe and Robert Cutting and was one of the heiresses to the Cutting estate. The Baroness has lived abroad since her first marriage. She divorced her husband, who was a Belgian nobleman, two years ago. Her mother, Mrs. Heyward Cutting, is an extremely beautiful woman, and was for a- long time a leader in New York society. The daughter was educated abroad at a very fashionable Paris school on the Rue d'Aguesseau, very near the British Embassy. There were two sons, Henry Mason Cutting and Heyward Cutting, brothers of the Baroness. Henry Mason Cutting died some years ago, and his widow married J. Lorimer Wort! en. The Cutting residence was on lower Fifth Avenue, and it was from there that Miss Cutting married the Baron de Vrlele. Mme. Constantinovitch will be the first American who has married a Servian of position. The Servian colony, owing to various political vicissitudes, remains a great part of the time in Paris, and it is very doubtful if Mme. Constantinovitch will go to Servla, even though her husband Is In favor with the present dynasty. Miss Leary has postponed all festivities for the present on account of the death of Pope Leo, has left Newport, and is remaining in New York, which, after all. is very comfortable this Summer. Miss Leary's example is being followed by nearly all the prominent Roman Catholics. Mrs. Henry Plant, who was to have begun a social campaign at Newport, is quietly stopping at a boarding house there, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Astor Bristed will not entertain. The Bonapartes and Carrolls and MacTavlah connection which musters at Newport In Summer will also keep out of the social swim for the present. In Paris the Princess Colonna is one of the Americans who have married in what is known as the " Black " set at Rome. Although she and her husband are separated, she preserves all the traditions of the family and will observe the strictest etiquette on this occasion. V Miss Leary has not gone Into mourning for the Pope, but fhe wears dark, 'subdued colors. Miss Leary in Summer dresses a great deal In white, which, after all. is mourning. It has been stated that Miss Livermore has gone into mourning for the Pope, because she was seen with a purple gown the other day. In this country mourning will not be worn, but no entertaining will be done for a fortnight, 'nor will many prominent Roman Catholics appear at large functions. In Rome the majority of the American women who have married there are in the Qulrlnal set. The "Black." or ecclesiastical set, la the oldest and most aristocratic, but It supports the temporal power and Is supposed to look with disfavor upon the QulrinaL The Princess Brancacchio, who was Miss Field, was. a lady in waiting of Queen Margherita. The Princess Fautlno de Bourbon, who was Miss Campbell, is also attached to the Court, The Ruspolls are also In favor at the Qulrlnal. In fart, the King and Queen of Italy are very, fond or Americans, end everything la done to make a stay pleasant In .Rome. The Winters there are delightful, and there are always receptions, hunts, dinners, and large dances. Rome has become of late years more an American resort than either Florence or Nice. V The residence of Mrs. Barney of Washington la called a studio home. It is on Sherman Place, and is most original. Miss Alice Barney has a black bedroom. In which carpet, furniture, and everything connected with it are of the same sombre hue. There Is a yellow dado around the celling, which Is the only bit of color In the room. Mrs. Barney and her daughter, Alice, have held receptions for the families of the workmen who designed the house. They have taken to many cults, and the elder daughter. Miss Natalie, has written plays and verses and composed music. Each belongs to some esoteric religion or Eastern sect. Mrs. Barney and Miss Alice are Babists. The late Albert Clifford Barney, whose widow Mrs. Barney Is, was a very wealthy man, who originally came from Cincinnati. The Barneys have a beautiful cottage at Bar Harbor, where they entertained a great deal., Mr. Barney, who died suddenly last year In Paris, was cremated and his ashes were brought to this country. " V ' Among the recent arrivals here has been that of the Baroness' von Ketteler, whose dreadful experience in China will be remembered. She Is the widow of the late German Ambassador. She is an American and a sister of Lewis Cass Pt New York anil Npwnnrt. Ths Baroness will spend a short time with her brother at Newport, but. she Is still in deep mourning, and will not enter into any of the festivities of the place. The Vicoratess de Tredern, who was a daughter of the financier Leon Say, makes an occasional visit to this country. She was at Newport several years ago. She is a very accomplished musician, sings delightfully, and frequently gives musicales in Paris at which she Is one of the singers. But following the trend of the very wealthy, she has this Summer arranged to have at her chatean near Paris an opera troupe for a run of a week, to sing a new operetta in which she is interested. The chateau Is equipped with a complete theatre, and the hiring of professional troupes for one or more nights in either one play or a repertoire is a fad abroad. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt had " The Wild Rose at Newport last Summer, and this was considered a wonderful achievement. Miss Emily Tsylor, who is to swim a match with Miss Natlca Rtves at Newport next month, made her debut In this city two Winters ago at a superb ball given her by her aunt, Mrs. Pierre Lorlllard. Her father was Mrs. Lorlllard'S brother, and lived for some years in California. His widow and daughter have been residing In France, but sometimes visit this country. Miss Taylor Is at. present a guest of Miss Natklie Schenck at Newport. Miss Mae Drexel Fell, whose engagement has just been announced to Howard Henry of Philadelphia, is the second daughter of Mrs. Alexander Van Rensselaer. Mrs. Van Rensselaer was the most popular of the three Misses Drexel of her day. She was Sallle Drexel, and first married Mr. Fell, who died about elsht years ago. Her sister married young Paul, the brother of Mrs. William Waldorf Astor. Mrs. Fell and Alexander Van Rensselaer were married about six years ago. He cornea from (he Albany Van Rensselaer family, but his parents have lived in New Jersey for years. He was considered a confirmed bachelor. The eldest Miss Fell married Robert Kelso Caasatt. They are cousins of Mrs. Lehr and Mrs. Dahlgren of this city. Mme. Rejane. the actress, goes about London, where she has been playing an engagement this Summer, ir. a Hpantsh chariot wtth a team of mules to which bells are attached. Thvt affairs are quite a la mode in Parts and have made a sensation In London. It waa rumored In the beginning of the season that Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish had a like ambition, but the story waa denied. Mrs. Fish would have used the trap at Garrisons, where mules are much better than horses for the up and down hill country. Although the fashion is called American, that of presenting dancers in cotillions with very useful gifts and articles of clothing has not been in vogue In this country. The Princess Hatifeldt, who waa Miss Huntington, has followed the lead of Mrs. Chauncey, and at her cot in Ion In London recently gave silk stockings as favors. It establishes . a precedent, but no one knows where this fad will end. Perhaps the bargain-counter days may now be objects of greater interest to the Newport hostesses who may follow the example of the givers of cotillions in London. In London the great prima donnas do more entertaining than tn New York. Last Winter Mme. Sembrich gave a musicale reception, . and Mme. Eames Story several smart little dinners. This Summer Mme. Melba held a musicale In a house which she has taken In Great Cumberland Place, London. Her guests were from the musical and fashionable sets, including a .few Duchesses and Countesses, Lady De Grey, and Mrs. Ronalds. Mme. Melba has a splendid music room In white and gold, and she sang, among other selections, Gounod's "Ave Maria," accompanied by KubeKk on tha vtolla and a yawns wanni Mile. Sasoli, on the harp. Among the Duch esses was her Grace of Abercorn. The Princess Mathilde, who has recent ly suffered a severe accident in Paris by falling down and breaking her thigh bone, is well known to many Americans, to whom she has been especially hosplt- able and to whom in a way ahe is affiliated. The Princess Mathilde Bonaparte was the daughter of Prince Jerome Bona parte, afterward King of Westphalia, and his wife, Catherine of Westphalia. It win be remembered that Prince Jerome first married Miss Patterson of Baltimore. Among his descendants In this country are Charles Bonaparte of Baltimore. Mrs. Edgar, the mother of New-bold Le Roy Edgar, also married a Bonaparte. The Princess Mathilde Is the widow of Prince Demldoff. She gave the most delightful entertainments at her house in Paris and la devoted to her American relatives. There has always been a disputed question as to the religion of Lady Beresford, who Is also known in England as Lily, Duchess of Marlborough. As Miss Price and as Mrs. Hamersley she was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but there is a tradition that when Mgr. Capel was a visitor in this city she was received hy him into the Roman Catholic Church. Toe late Arthur Leary was a great friend of the family, and it was he who was one of the witnesses on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of Marlborough. It will also be remembered that at first it was only arranged to have a civil marriage, and the late Abram 8. Hewitt performed the ceremony at the City HalL But the Duke insisted on a religious ceremony on account of complications arising in England, where the civil ceremony would not have been recognised.. So the couple were also married by a Baptist clergy man on the west side. The Duchess of Marlborough then went into the Church of England, the marriage with a divorced man by a clergyman of another faith excommunicating her from the Roman Church. When ahe married Lord Beresford It waa at a fashionable London church of the Established faith. But the peculiar clause In the will of J. Hooker Hammersley concerning the non-partlcl-patlon of Roman Catholics In the estate. If his heir should die. Is said to have had reference. to Lady Beresfprd, with whom the family has not been on the best of terms. Mrs. William E. Carter of Philadelphia and Newport Is a type of the blonde which Is now very rare In this country. She has a pink and white complexion and hair of the faintest golden. There are more sliver than golden blondes In Americathat la, blond without the aid of art. Mra. Carter was a Miss Polk of Baltimore. Her portrait has been recently painted by Julian Story, the husband of Mme. Emma Eamea, In It she Is represented as wearing an evening gown and a mantle trimmed with fur. Mrs. Carter haa a predellctlon for red, a shade which only very few blondes can wear. . Miss Beatrice Mills has been trained as an expert equestrienne and she Is an excellent whip. Her late courageous per- formance in front, of , the Newport Ca-' slno bears evidence of this. Both Mrs. Ogden Mills and Mrs. Cavendish Ben-tinck the Livingston twins were taught to ride and drive when mere children, and they were greatly admired In England as young girls for their splendid and fearless horsemanship. Mrs. Mills took the same pains with her daughters, but Miss Beatrice is much fonder of outdoor sports than her twin sister. Miss Gladys. She took several prizes at the Newport horse shows with her pony trap when she was still quite a schoolgirl. ; . . Miss Greta Pomeroy has again given evidence at Newport of her splendid horsemanship. She Is assisting P. F. Collier in the meets of the Monmouth Hounds. Miss Pomeroy has been frequently paragraphed as a sportswoman and a shwtpr uf rxarn ana a nunuwi' ur " all kinds of wild game. She Is Inclined to embonpoint, is a blonde, and rather short In et&ture. She Is a very clever woman, and is one of the brightest talkers in society. She and Mrs. George Gould are intimate . friends. Her Summers have been passed at Newport for years and in Winter she is usually at Georgian Court. Mrs. Burke Roche has been so long known as Mrs. Burke-Roche that, although she has no desire for the hyphenated name, It is continued to avoid confusion. Her daughter la known simply as Miss Cynthia Roche. Mlis Roche's father, who . arrived In this country on Wednesday on the Oceanic, calls himself the Hon. Mr. James Roche. He is the heir to his brother. Lord Fermoy, who is unmarried. Mr. Roche's heir Is Edmund Clarence Roche, who. waa born in 1885, and is consequently eighteen years old. He Is one of-the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. " Burke "-Roche and a younger brother of Miss Cynthia. Mrs. Roche's tooling of a coach is not a novelty, as it is made out to be. Mrs. Roche is one of the most expert whips in this country. and she, like her father, Frank Work, never misses a day on the road. ' Usually she drives a small runabout or one of the new high-seated English driving wag ons. She took the greatest Interest this Spring in the tooling of the coaches which ran from the Holland House, and would follow them and meet them at the various relay points and would always be in at the finish In the evenings. She' was a great beauty as Miss Work, and is still one of the handsornest matrons in New York.- She and her sister, Mrs. Cooper Hewitt, are great favorites. Mrs. Roche obtained a divorce in Dela ware from her husband, tut it is sst res' -ognlsed in England, and Mr. Roche had the correction made in the Peerage be fore he took, his seat In the House of Commons. Mrs. LTownsend Burden, who sprained her ankle this week at Newport,. Is one of the New York women who believe thoroughly in walking. There ta not a day 4n Winter that Mrs. Burden does not do from two to five miles, and snowstorms and billiards do not deter her. She always wears the most sensible of shoes, made expressly for her, as she baa the proverbial small feet of the Southern woman.' Her not being able to lake her daily walk will be a dreadful deprivation to her. Ia Father Antrobus, the late Superior of the Oratory at Brompton, a church much frequented by Americans in London, only a tew remembered an old London clubman and a diplomat who had been a figure in society in his day. Father Antrobus was the fifth son of the second baronet 8ir Edward Antrobus of Amesbury Abbey, Salisbury. He was In the diplomatic service for many years and then Joined the OmtcrUa Sodoty. He died in London a fortnight ago. Our- Strenuous Life. Foreigners seek in various ways to ex-prei their sense of the lreniwunM of American Ufa An educated yung luilan, ' who Is a purist In his own Ungusro, tried to express the Id with prertnlon the other day. He Mild slowly and with much care: Amnrlcms do-vei7thlngruahly.n i

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 26 Jul 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 43

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