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LADY CYCLISTS IN RATIONALS. 0 A DISAPPOINTED CROWD. The crowd that gathered at Hyde Park corner at an early hour on Saturday morning in the expectation of seeing a band of lady cyclists start on their rational dress pilgrimage to Oxford had very poor fun (says a London contemporary). At ten o'clock, the hour timed for the meet of the Bloomers,' the crowd had grown to the number of 200 or so, and no doubt there would have been many more to welcome the bold lady pioneers if the great event had not been kept a secret until that morning. Shortly after ten a party of cyclists came in sight, and a cry was raised of Here they come.' But where were the bold ladies of the rational dress ? With the exception of four all the ladies in the party wore skirts. W as ever such treachery ? And the crowd who had been waiting in the expectation of some scores of the fair wearers of the bifurcated garments were, to say the least of it, dis- appointed. Skirts,' ran the announcement in the morning papers, were not to be tolerated,' and yet in the score or so of fair cyclists only four were without them. The crowd were justly indignant. Some of them had been waiting in the cold wind, and their tempers were sharpened to a pitch of keen banter. Shouts were raised of Take 'em off," Leave 'em at home," and some encouraging, but not altogether complimentary, remarks were made to the four bold pioneers in their rational dress. But the little band did not stop very long. The men of the party soon set a quick pace across the park. it was a bit of a frost,' as one of the crowd truly remarked.

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