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JMrs. Irving Brokaw and Other
prominent Women Will Teach the
'2mrt to Girls in City Rinks and on
"Ifiipoodland Lakes
ffi!BPjrlcbt. 1012. tir tbo Nsw YorL Herald Co. All
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jff Nkw York, Saturday. I
'MS'TSJnOUGn the leaves have
IfljKssS scarce turned 10 brown I
8 j RgM nn'- red the ice skating
lUw w SCMS0U 1,ns opened in Nowj
fi$g?-s York. It is no longer-
mC' I" nccessnry to wait for Jack'
. - fi Frost to congeal the ponds)
fjjind streams not even Tor the school'
''T-jjlhildrcn who formerly depended entirely
$ fiSP0D fllC park ,aL'os of l,,e oI,-v for iliefr-j
'Ptfe Anting. The sport lias become fasli-j
' rHD:il)'0' and aS socIo,y wa's 's desires!
' jlpratifiod when they arise, and not v!icn
"SJkntrp "cs fit. they have demanded ice
Wm y,orcmbcr and ,l10 ri,lks li-ive re-
mXL-1'351 Tr"'lcl wns a notill,Ie season for ire
' SrkatinS "eca,,se of 10 great revival of!
! snort 5n fasliionablc circles, and. as
il 'jOsual. others have benefited from society
M'farhims, The women who nt first were in-Bs-'ijtcrested
in the sport only because of the
flvf Measure they derived froni.U are- now.
-making it possible for School children io
iusc tlic rinks, and are even furnishing j
lpthein with skates and teaching them to
mnEc them. i
f Last season Mrs. Barger, Wnllach was
foremost in conducting skating classes ut
j the rinks, but this year a number of!
F promiuent women will take up the work '
$4 among them .Mrs. Irving Brokaw, Mrs.
Charles S. Brown, Mrs. Harry La Mon-
Itagne. Mrs. h Fnhnostock. Mrs- Ernest
Isclin and the Misses do Coppet.
I Until it is possible to skate out of doors
'the children of some of the public schools
laud the girls of many New York high
schools will be instructed in the rink,
and for the benefit or man who have
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A Threesome.
no Gkatcs women interested in the sport
will donate their used skates, to be kep
by the secretary of the girls' hraneh l
the Public Schools Athletic I-cague am
loaned to the diflcrcnt girls who take ii
the sjiort.
m0 Passing of the Chinese Junk
Lo WATOW as a distributing centre for
'JU ,' imports and a sh.pping point for ex
9 ports is one of the mo3t important i
tports In h.nn, ranking fifth among the
treaty ports. Iu 1011 imports (native
gS (and foreign) were valued at ove.1 2,
'PSl 00'000 United States currency, and c.
l3m Prtil na'lTc produce at over $9,S0O,00O.
jSjt As Swatow itself has a population of only
P i About 00,000 It is obvious that the great
;Jftl .bulk of both imports and exports must
?W bt transported from Swatow to the in
aW terlor or from interior producing centres
Itfi Port'on f tn'3 transfclupmcut trade
tHi '8 coaBtw'sc " Juki D,lt tlie greater
I part of. It is by the various rivers which
f debouch Into the large landlocked bay
f on which Swatow is situated. Of these
j the most important is the Linn Itivcr. By
2 It are reached Chao-chowfu, the prc
H ' feclural city, having a population of
firt : 400,000 to 500.000 at least, and the
I'- populous Ilakka district of Kaylngchow,
' This river is In places extremely shal
low, a. minimum depth of water on shoals
' of two feet being not unusuul; consequcut
Hf Iy n particular type of bont has been de
00J ; signed to meet the requirements of river
j(J ; i traflic on it. While these naturally vary
(jif 5" size, the following measurement may
be taken as typical: Length over all,
about -12 feel, maximum beam, which ex
lends about three-quarters of the ship's
length, 10 feet; beam at bow, -H-i feet;
beam at stem, I feet; maximum moulded
depth amidships. 4 feet; draught, loaded,
-' to 3 feet. A cross section of such a
junk show Ihe hull lo be almost a com
jjj I pletc uenii-cirole iu shape; that is. there
' itt practically no keel, and the sides arc
i founded, tiot vertical.
Hi A longitudinal ocction blious u btiaight
If bottom for about ihrce-quartera of the
I xeafcl's leUBtb, which i carried in long
I I hweciiing curves lo the prow aud stern,
5'f ull1 of wl'ieh, but paritculutly the bow,
- ft are considerably elevated ubovc ihe leel
Sl of the boat amidships. The bull is di
B ided tninsveiely by numeioiis bulkheads,
30 which lorm separate cargo eoinaitmenl.s
K ns well at, for ribs. The hull Is const ruct
Bt! cd of om-liwh planks. As there Is no ar
Hfl niugcmeut for shipping a masi. and ax in
Bf I any cafe there is no keel, in such shallow
iBaL water u centreboard or Icoboards being
impossibilities, when working up stream
the boat depends for propulsion on track
ers and poling, unless the wind happens
to be almost directly astern, wheu mat
sails aie hoisted ou bamboos.
The Journey up to Sum Ho. which Is the
head of navigation, is about 11.1 miles. As
a loaded junk tracking cannot make more
than about fifteen miles R day against the
current, which runs normally upward of
three knota nn hour, the journey up take;
about ten dnys With favorable condi
tlons the round trip can be accomplished
in a fortnight, but the average is over
this. Such boats carry a crew of fhe
The women behind the movement aro
uterested not only in giving the eh!l
Ircn a good time and the benefits of
lenty of healthful outdoor exercise, but
they wish to see n revival of skating Iu
the United States. Iu former yejrs the
athletes of the United States were
acknowledged as superior skaters to those
of Uuropc. It was Jackson Haines, an
American, who In ISC I created a sen
sation iu Europe by his fancy skating and
figure cutting. Since that time Interest
in the sport, especially the dlfiicult figure
cutting, declined until the recent revival.
Durinz tl.e winter when there Is skat
ing on the park ponds or on lakes and
M reams near the city the skating clulw
will be ':cn on excursions under the
supervision of women interested in thu
movement. ..lost of the public school
of the city and many of the privntc
xrhools have girls' skating clubs, and the
patn noses of the sport never find n
dearth of material for their classes
Iu promoting the out of door skating
the New York women will be assisted by
Excitement of Ice Skating I
Attracts Women of Society I
many of their friends who live or' of
town, especially members of the Tuxedo
, Skatiug Club, of Tuxedo, X. Y Last sea
bon leo skating was cen more popular
a sport at Tuxedo than was bob sledding
and lobogannlng, and those who followed
it most ass-dnously were Mrs. Charles
B. Alexander, Mrs. A. S. Carhart. Mrs.
Frcdi-rick Gallatin, Mrs. Louis J. Pooler
and Mrs. William F. Hoffman, nnd all
these women will co-operate In helping to
give the children n chance to skate on
natural ice in healthy country air.
It Is the intention to organize the club-;
into groups of as many girls as y '"
easily handled and controlled and to take
them on Satin aiji and holidays to Ithe
lakes available. The officers' of the girls'
branch of the Public Schools Athletic
enthusia n At Wellcsley skatin U ine
of 1'ie most popular sport and in--c are
instructor to 'each the fancy figures.
Vassar alo boasts of so :e excellent per
formers nnd it Is hoped "-j those inter
ested in the i vlril .list u meet may bo
arranged this winter between Vassar and
Wollcdcy, perhaps to ho held In Ne
York The contests would include fiucy
skating and races
At both these colleges nnd at Mount
Ilolyokc the young women have taken up
sail skating, which is a very lilficult pas
time. Exceptionally long skates, turned
up in front and bringing the feet lower
down near the If. are-used for thi:. The
vull is so arranged on n system of light
rods that the skater may lean back on it
to a certain extent and may manipulate It
I i miT hi iiiniMiT iTaatfcf-'--iBaMr,- IT .
to slip forwarj the toes are brought to- H
gether, ami If they begin to slip back- M
ward the heels are brought together. H
"It is strange." says Mrs, Brokaw. M
"that most beginners find the very great- H
rst difliculty in getting under headway JM
from a standing position. To start, the H
left foot, which is generally the first one H
to carry the whole weight of the body. H
Is pointed straight ahead The toe of H
the right foot should b(! turned outward H
The initial iiin'-.outum Is acquired by a H
little push from the inner edge of (he right H
skate, which is about lo leave the ice. At jH
the same time the left shoulder should H
grailuully swing forward in the same H
direction as the I -ft fc and the left H
knee should be kept slightly bent, as St' H
helps to control the balance. IH
In tlii-i moveinrnt the skate "? kept H
nearly vertical. Indeed if it is lipped at H
nil sideways it bears on Ihe inner rather H
than on the outer edge. While moving H
forward on the left xkatc grmlually draw jH
the ;ht foot i aud forward in line '.o IH
the first position of the left, iioinring that H
toe straight ahead. Now '''c whole
weight should be placed on the right font l
and a push sriveu with the left, while tli H
right shoulder should be swung in that
(UrccIion. thus keeping up the momentum
How to Get Under Way. 1 1 L 18 '' ";.' 1
League will co-operate in this and will
send chaperons with the girls The
prominent wonnMi skaters will show the
girls how to execute simple figures at
first and iu t: rase of exceptionally apt
pupils they will attempt to develop some
really expert skaters. The rudiments of
the sport will not be overlooked, either.
Big bonfires will be built on the shores
of the lakes and luncheon w'll be eaten
around these. At some of the outings
coffee will he cooked and n hot luncheon
served. I
Now that a'cw York society has set the
seal of approval on ice skating the worn
en8 colleges are takiug 't up with greater
V " "W
? ' 1m I
Correct ay lo Swing the Shoukfer.
rather dangerous for women. If they do I
take it up it is likely there rill be joine
In'erestlng races between women wnftcdl
over the ice by these big canvas wings.
Tuxedo will have an ice carnival (his
winter The fees about the lake will -e
strung with Japanese lanterns nnd col
ored lights. Hundreds of incandescent
electric lights will be arranged in decora
tive designs, the bulbs staineo with dif
ferent colors. Dauclng on wkates h n fa
vorite feat at these ice carnivals and
n isic is always one of the feaiures.
Between the musical selections nust of
the couples leave the .'ce and gather rnnnd
bonfires which are kept Jiirning on the
shores of thp lake. HcfreshmcntH are al
ways served. Those who en mint dunco
on skates choose partners and glide about
the lake to the inspiration of , the music.
Between numbers the ice Is swept and
scraped clean of the powder which ihe
t -les grind up.
I " t
Itis-Yo this new Interest taken by
'women of society in the sport of skating
that the girls of New ".ork .schools will
owe their muny f.. tings this winter. The
instruction or tho pi-Is who have -ever
done any skating will begin iu the school
room. They will be ihJght to balance
the body first on one skate, then on the
other, then to bend tae knee of the leg on
which they aro stnrdlng. This 'lending
of the knee, call d "cushioning, ihe
stroke.'" is most important In skating be
cause it acts J!kc a prlug on a carriage,
taking up the vibrations and preventing
a jar. It also relic es the strain nn the
ankle and makes the progress of the
skater across a sheet of ice more gra.vful.
Walking indoors with the .skates ou is
another good practice exercise for
strcnzlhening the ankles.
One of the first things which will be
taught tho uninitlutcd is how to avoii
a fall by slipping. The wi7 to do this I?
to stand on the ico slightly on the inner
edge of both runners. If tho feet begin
T' 2 new s rokc si"- be cushioned by H
Keeping the right knee bent. ' ll
"One of the beauties of skating Is tho iHI
grace which it develops. One must never ll
stiffen 'It is fatal to graceful skatiug and, H
in fact, to proper skating. Correct skatiDg H
is graceful skatiug. As soon as one stif- H
fens one is likely to have a tumble, for H
it prevents the proper balancing of the H
"I do not know of any exercise for girls H
or young women which would give them IH
more grace or suppleness than skating. lH
Outdoor skating is excellent for the com- H
plcxiou nnd the general health, for whl'o H
the face is exposed to bitter winds the H
cxercige keeps the blood in such a stat IH
of circulation that'one's cnt'uo body tingles H
Skating, according to a recent statement IH
made by Dr Sargent, of Harvard Unl- jl
versily, is particularly healthful becauso H
of the extra amount of ozone inhaled while H
exercising iu the cold dry atmosphere. In jH
Winter the air is more fully charged with ll
ozone, which Is so beneficial to life. H
One Time Champion John L. Sullivan Goes Back to Mother Earth. H
T i
The Lion and the Lamb.
! Uv UDDY checked, clear eyed and
I 8 U "'' !,IC,) "8 Jl)ri,I;-v "8 "''e ,ui:i
when he war, the champion prize
!Wl ''Pi11''7 0r tIie world, John L. Sul
livan this week has been directing
the harvesting of a line crop ou
his seventy acre farm on the outskirts of
Abiugtun, Max, lie is no longer the Sul
livan whom his friends knew during the
years that followed his defeat by Corbctt.
He drinks none, smokes little and never Is
seen in the haunts in which us Lhc idol of
thousauds he spent fortunes and almost
brought to an end the career of the greal
c fighter the world has ever seen.
"Nothing would ever induce me to ict'Jr:!
to city life." said Sullivan, after he had
sent his wagon to his barns with n load of
potatoes that would bring the highest price
In any market. "I am back to Mother
Earth for keeps and hope lo spend tho
rest of my days on this place. No more
Bohemian life with its bright lights for
John L. you can bet your last dollar ou
And Sullivan undoubtedly means what
h .says. The ,ear that he has been a
fanner has made him in appearance ten
years younger ami the mighty -ight which
sent many a man reeling to the lloor with
championship aspirations crushed does
not seem to have lost any of Its power.
Barrels and boxes of potatoes and huge
bocs of corn aud beets nc tossed about
us if they were bags of peanuts, and when
u day's work is ended he shows its effects
less than the laborers in his employ.
It is (wo years since Sullivan went lo
the farm, after marrying charming'
voman whom he credits with having made
ja man of him. but the first year he jnsi
wandered over his beventj ucrcs ami
wondered if there wns in him tho stuff
that makes'' good fanners,
"A oar ago i decided that there was,"
he said recently. "And, believe me, the
results have proved that I had the right
! Sullivan has grown putatocs enough al
most to keep the town of Abington sup
plied for the winter. He has hens which
he siiys are "real hens," because they lay
aud turn themselves into the finest food
In tho laud, and he has About cTcry va-
rlety of vegetable thai can be raised iu
the New England climate.
"My boy." he said, fondly patting one
of the potatoes which he had just dug,
"there is n Murphy that would make the
heart of any Irishman glad, It contains
food, drink und enjoyment. I have the
best crop there Is around hero and I have
It because I worked hard. The only way
to get anything is to work hard for It.
The great trouble witli the young men In
Ihe country to-day. especially those who
have como to towu from tho city laden
down with ideas obtained from the news
papers and magazines, is that they think
nil they lnivo to do is to put u sued into
tho ground and wntch it grow Believe
me, that Is bad dope.
"Last year, when 1 made up my mind
that I wis cut out for a farmer. I had my
laud thoroughly covered with good fertil
izer. In the spring 1 gave it another coat,
and when 1 planted the ground it was not
hungry but was willing to work and work
"Besides that, I stay right on the job
The missus and I are poking our noses
about the farm from nionilng until nignt.
and I'll let you In on a little secret when
it coincx to farm knowlcdg slu has yours
truly lashed to tho mast nud jelling for
help. Wc have now got things going so
that, If wc did not have a nickel coming
in, we could live comfortably and tell tn?
world to go shoot.
"Some of the wise ones told nie after I
had got started thai I could uot raise
watermelons. What happened? Well, I
raised some that even the kuockcrs ad
mitted were the best tuey ever tasted.
We read and hear n lot about going to
the Great West and to Canada and tak
ing up the farms. HIght here in xen
England there arc abandoned farms, hun
dreds 6f them, that will yield as good a
living, if properly worked, as anything
there is In the West or Canada
' Any man -7I10 will dovotc the energj
he docs to a job iu the city to one of them
will get u better living and be indepen
dent. He won't get rich, perhaps, but he
will be healthy, his wife and children will,
be healthy and happy and they will nil'
live longer
John L Sullivan and His Dooi,
"Back 10 Mother Earth Is my advice lq
thu thousands who are only existing Iu
the cities. The quicker they follow this
advice the better it will he for thcn'selvcs
nnd the boel.il conditions of the country
My only regret Is tlmt 1 did nut get wise
to it earlier in my life." .
Sullivan and his wife are very popular
with the townsfolk and they aro seen at
merit of the social functions. He has been
almost persuaded a dozen times lo seek
political office. A year ago he was on the
vergo of being a Congressional candidate,
but Mfa, Sullivan vetoed it ami it wus
dropped. On the farm, among his pots
and his crops, she knows that he will
ncer nguiu yield to temptation, but of
politicians nud political ways she ib sus
picious. John L. opcas'onally takes an
active Mart In a towu election Iu the Inicr
e.ts of a friend, but when night comes
and entertaining begins he ilipa back .0
.the farm.
"There ain't a chance that 1 woulJ fall ll
off," he confided to 11 friend the other lH
day, "but women, you kuow, will be .ll
women, and when ou get a good one liko 'll
I have it's a good idea to take her advice." '
Sullivan is uot like the modem farmer! '
of the West who have discarded thcil 'll
horses and taken to automobiles He H
likes automobiles well enough, be says. jH
but he has more confidence Iu a lior.-c. 'H
Strange as It may stem to those who
knew Sullivan asu man for whom no
paco was: too fast, he won t have fast H
j horses, either. His horses are all strung, jH
'fat. healthy and fond of him. aud that Id H
tall he tequires. His cariiuges arc com-
'fortable ami ablclo ' bear Jiumense 1 H
weights, and they have to be for Sulli- ' H
van is g-itting mouth by mouth. H
With him ou most of his carriage rides H
to towu after supplies goes Mrs. Sullivan. H
'an, on Sundays aild occasions when their
I work ou the farm does not require their H
attention they hitch up horse aud gu H
visiting among friends. In all New Eng- H
land thciu is not - happier couple. They H
are more than husband aud wife they are H
chums. Mrs Sullivan seems to under- M
Maud her big husband, and perhaps that H
(he secret of their happiness..
She wns a wldov when he married her H
an' comfortably well olT. She loves the H
country aud she it was who suggested the
home aud the farm at Abington. The
house in which they live is n brick struct
ure built one hundred years ago. J 11 the H
various rooms arc delightful old fashloueJ M
fircpluccs aud the rooms are big nnd H
square ami well lighted. To the old house H
Mr. aud Mrs. Sullivan have added por H
tic.) iu front and about it they have, laid H
wide cemeui walks, but they h.m done H
nothing 10 change the appearance of the H
which half r century t ago IH
hpuscd ir.Jtocrats of the section. jH

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