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A A ii 11 j ti i i I : DOVER ; TO CALAIS CALAIS s 2 DOVER B N -F. IJ SZP (C) Swim I IF to win Voles to 1 1 cress - rf Wfr 53 "J ff T I f :- t . -r'-.A 1 it T AM going to sTvlni the Channel In order to demonstrate that woman 13 the physical equal of man. I am solng to put a stop forever to all this twaddle about the weaker eex. Yea, I am a firm be liever In Woman Suffrage." So declares Miss Lily Smith, who Is known up and down England as the peer of all lady swimmers in Great Britain, and who is frequently re' red to as the "English Water Lily." You may pick up your morn ing paper on any one of the remain In? 'ays of this month to read a Jxii. n dispatch telling of Miss Kmiih's success in swimming across from Dover to Calais, for she intends to try it before the first November morn makes its appearance. Miss Smith is a suffragette, yet floes not advocato the throwing of hatchets at prime ministers or the smashing in of plate-glass windows In order to get the vote. Other women may pursue the militant course, even her two athletic sisters, If they wish, lxt by demonstrating that the sexes are physically equal intellectual equality she takes for granted she expects to be of better eervlce toward winning the franchise for her sex. The distance between Dover and Calais Jts twenty-eight Tulles, and irere it a question of distance alone Miss Smith's task would be an easy one, but the Channel waters are treacherous, embracing as they do many currents and counter currents. Only two human beings have suc ceeded In swimming across this bit of water that has made the history of England what it Is, the first person having succeeded having been the famous American swimmer. Captain Webb. He d so in 1S75 Just a few years before he lost his life in an attempt to ewim the Niagara Rapids. In 1011, thlrty-slx years after Cap Oh, Yea; She Understood. A teacher In one of tho publto schools waa en1eavor!nj? to Impress pon her pupil the fact that a plural ubject takes a vrb In the plural. "Remember tM." she raid, "srlrls re. boys are: a pirl is. a boy is. Now 0 you understand It?" Every hand In the room was ral?ed fn aent. T11. then." continued th teacher, who can Five me a sentence with Ctrl plural, remember?" This time one hand was rMd. and that belonged to a pretty llttl mtus. Tlesse. ma'am." she ald. with all the assurance of a primitive rpasonfne. "I can Rive a ntence. 'Girls, are my tat on atrattrhtr " Not a Racehorse. 'A man was attending to his motor. "Trouble?" asked a bystander mA little. wa the laconic answer. Trhat power car Is It?" "Forty horse." came the answer "What seems t be the matter With ur "Well, from tbe way she acts, t hould say tht thirty-nine of tha horses ere dead " A Glad Relief. "Tsnk Heaven. tboe MM are cot rid of" d r.Mk'ns fervently, as hs tore up a bundle of statements of ac counts d.Ttcd May 1. AU paid ehT nld Mrs. H!lk!n. -Oh. no." ssld nilklns "The dunll. rates dated June 1 have come in. and I don't tava to keep thesa any Ion ire r." 10 .:.':; . . Nv . ....... . i -,-'-:: i.r : ;: --''S 'sv V.- v ' v : i 7 'srbiZkri tain Webb established his unique record, the feat was again accom plished, this time by a Yorkshire blacksmith named William Burgess, but between the date of Webb's suc cess and that of the Englishman's swimmers innumerable have had their tries at It, only to be helped out of the water before th French shore was reached. Not all of them were men, for at least two women have had their chances at it. They were Annette Kellermann and Rose Pitinof. It is seen, therefore, that If the "English Water Lily" crosses successfully she will havo just rea son to be proud. She has tried it once. On Septem ber 11, 1912, she dived from the gov ernment pier at Dover and started out with a .strong stroke for tho other side and kept at it for six and one-quarter hours, but then, like Mis3 Kellermann, she was overcome with seasickness and had to give It up. Nevertheless, she had covered a dis tance of twenty miles in that time, which is something of a record in itself. Honors have come to Miss Smith and other members of her family so often,' however, that their novelty has worn off. Her father is Jame G. Smith, a superintendent in tr.e London County Council Fire Depart ment, and wears many medal3 for bravery and life saving. Two years ago he mado his way through smoke and ammonia fumes in order to res cue three men who were entrapped in a burning refrigerating plant, and for the deed won the plaudits of all London. But he is a man who would rather not talk of his own triumphs and prefers to speak of those of his daughters, or Lilys sisters, tbe s UMMER, that added 50 per cent to your stock of vitality; that brightened your eyes and melted away pounds of superfluous flesh, that gave your movements a new strength and freedom, Iils robbed you, you complain, of the beauty of your arms. Even the one who ordinarily sees only perfection In you has looked with disfavor on their coarsened brofn surface. You are right. It is time to do something about It. for the brown or freckled skin that did not look amiss protruding from short pink or blue linen sleeves will Iook quite other wise against the delicate background of your evening gown. Begin by doing what would have protected your arms and saved you much of this mortification as to their present appearance had you but known. The dipping of the arms into salt water at the shore has coarsened the texture of the skin. This was because you did not take the precaution of well-informed housev rV.-;rs. who are careful to prescr.e .heir good looks, rubbing olive :i or mutton tallow freely into the arms before they are ex posed to contact with the water. By doing this dish washing is robbed of its terrors. From this time keep your arms as moist with oil or tal low as formerly they were with salt water. Soon the texture will im prove. d i : - '-..'it ; .My Mis Lily Smith and Her Sisters Gwendoline and Nellie Who Are Almost as Much at Home in the Water as She Is, " &&t?h V . . .' .s f . - . .w .. --.- . . ' Ro?e PitonofF, the American Swimmer, on Her Unsuccessful Attempt to Swim the English Channel. Misses Nellie and Gwendoline, as well as herself, have won medals again and again for feats in the water. Lily had earned the title of "Cham pion of all London" before she was fifteen years, old by virtue of her success in many competitions. Dur ing her sixteenth year she swam for five hours side by side with Jabez Wolffe, who v.-as at the time at tempting to cross the Channel. The young girl's daring on this occasioa was quite disquieting to her father, for though he knew that she was a capable swimmer he did not like the Idea of 'seeing her sporting in such treacherous waters for such a length of time. He and his daughter wrs cn the tugboat that was accon.par.ying Wolffe, and when ihy left the Eng lish shore no on '11 the party sus pected tliit Lily ir.tendea to enter the water, even thouph che was wearing a tr.thlr.& sjit. Suddenly, when tnry were half v'v 3?inssf eae announced that ?he would try to swim to -land and dived overboard. Both she and Wolffe had to give up the struggle, however, for a strong wind came up and, blowing in exactly the opposite direction than that fol lowed by the current, kicked up 3uch rough water that for the most of the A The saline air, combined with the salt water, may have irritated your skin, which Is naturally sensitive. In that case use no soap, but instead U3o a handful of oatmeal or of al mond meal when bathing your arms. The sensitiveness will disappear and the shin rerurne a silken texture if you patiently apply this lotion at morning and at night and as often between as circumstances permit. Orange flower watsr 6 drami Glycerine ounce Powdered borax 3 drama If your arms have been sunburned at mountain shore or field, begin promptly on your return from your vacation, or before, to use a good bleach on them. This spread freely the arms as a past gives gratifying results with a few applications. Beat, until light, the yolk of one etjg, forty drops of benzoin poured Into the egg drop by dr)p, and an ounce of glycerine and an ounce of rose water. After spreading thia thickly ever the arms from wrist to elbow, wrap loosely around the arms a long strip cf cheete cloth, fastening the bandage at elbow and wrist with safety pins. These should be allowed to remain on the arms ail night. Some girls dislike "bother." though I have noticed that they pay the pen alty of this dislike to take pains to preserve their beauty, by either look ing unkempt, or at least less lovely Copyright. of How the Channel Has Baffled All but Two Swimmers. Only Two of the Countless Attempt to Swim the Engluh Channel Hare Succeeded. Captain Webb, (A), an American, Firit AccomplLhed ihe Feat in 1875 and He Wa Followed 36 Years Later by William Burgess, (B), an Englihsman. Annette Kellerman, (E) Gave It Up After Goinj 20 Milet and Rose Petanoff Also Failed. Wolffe, an English Swimmer, (D), Covered 17 Miles of the Distance and Lily Smith, Who Is Now Going to Make Another Attempt, Onc Camo Within Eight Mile of Reaching Calais. Miss Lily Smith, One of England's Prettiest and Most Athletic Suffra Tr That time the swimmers could not be seen by those on the tug. In her seventeenth year Miss Smith made the fifteen-mile swim from Richmond to Blackfriars Bridge, in the Thames. She was pitted against thirty four men at the time, and crossed the finish line ahead of twenty five men, having cover ed the distance in four hours and nine minutes. This war in 1907, and th&, mariT? the date of tho f.rst s-inimlnL com petition in whicn vi rien a-nd men ve! both eniered. She rrac? cnaliv irood showirif-3 OT?r tho mi? coire in 10 .a VK'o. She fir-t mad'3 I:'.ngaiid sit up and t&fce :icticr when, In 1010, she cov ered twenty miles through rough water In six hours and thirty-five minutes. She started at Dovej-, struck out for Ramsgate and then came back down the Channel to Deal. This was the most remarkable feat accomplished in tho water by any woman up to that time and bore cut the prophesy made by that great Prove V.-. ' "vV.- . . . ,.-v. r : 1 K W-v'-. ' . " . : V I..- .v . -. f r :' : : .. -.. A. . . : v. . V- i i M 1 than they might. If you dislike "bother" or are really too busy to "fuss," as you Americans say, with these nightly applications, give your arms daily baths in this easily pre pared arm tub: Into two quarts of warm water pour two heaping cupfuls of oatmeal and add a dozen drcps of benzoin. Plunge your arms intj this bath to the elbows, leaving them thus to soak for five minutes or longer. Into this bath some English wom en who have beautiful arrr.s pour the Juice of a lemon to whiten the arms, but it Is more effectual to rub the arms thorpughly with slices cf lemon after the bath. After these baths rub cold cream freely into the arms, or use an oil instead. It. is mere extravagance to use your expensive face cream for such purpose. Olive oil or cocoanut oil will suffice. Have you had a good look at your elbows since you returned from your Summer vacation? Prohably those neglected parts of your body haven't met your eye for montLs. Hold them up before the mirror and critically Inspect them. I thought so; you are horrified. You ask how long they have been brown and coarse and calloused? No one knows or will tell, but those elbows can quickly and easily earn you the reputation of being neglectful of your appear ance in other words, of not being well groomed. by the Star Company. Great Britain iI'CVES Mme. Una Cavalieri herous Currents Woman Is Miss Lily Smith, Wearing Some cf the 73 Medals She H Worn in Swimming Contests cm- M-i , . sportsman, S r John Astlfiy, when in ?;;L lUecklvith' a K!rl stiU I iier 'teens, swam from London Bridge in Greenwich, a distance of five miles, in one hour and seven min utes. The Baronet said at that time "I should not have believed it pos sible had I not seen It with my own eyes. After this I can say that I am sure the time will come when a twenty-mile swim will be- accom plished by a woman." Not content with merely doing JI. .vcur "and with olive or cocoanut oil and rest the elbow of ine omer arm in it. Gently massage it round and round until the starved elbow has been well fed. Treat the other arm in the same way. Then re peat the process, resting the elbow this time In half a lemon. This will whiten them as effectually as the former pro cess softened them. Or should they be persisten ly discolored, mix a teaspoonfut of powdered pumice with half that quantity of lemon Juice and rub the discolered spot mm w t - JC r.i.. ?zfm- Mme. Una gently with it. Perhaps much rowing or golf play ing or swimming has forced the outer bone of the wrist to come into unlovely prominence. Massage the kneb gently with cocoanut or olive oil. As the tissues surrounding the unsightlv bone are fed, they gradu alh- fill out and surround the pro truding bone, veiling if not quite hiding it. The freedom from long sleeves Rights Reserved- Who of the Channel to Man's Physical Equal what had been prophesied, Miss Smith decided to do something in the following year which would go further than any prophesies made up to that time she decided to swim the Solent from Southsea to the Islo of Wight and return, a distance of twelve miles each way. 6he trained faithfully for thl9 event all during the Spring of 1911, for the proposed feat was a difficult one, having been performed pre viously by only one swimmer, Horace Davenport, who accomplished it in 1SS4. Leaving Southsea on the minute of 6 o'clock, August 21, she snarled bravely on the first leg of the jovr ney, reaching Ryde Pier, which marked the end of it, at 10:45. She merely touched the pier, and imme diately started cn the return journey. When within five miles of Southsea she received a serious cut on the knee Trom a submerged barrel with which she came in contact. She did net give up tho struggle, though the wound bled profusely, but bandaged the limb while still in the . ater and then resumed her task. She kept on pluckily for half an hour longer, but the injured member proved to be too Kreat a handicap, and so, against her own wishes but acting on the advice of her trainer, Walter Brickctt, she cao up the battle. Thi3 was a remarkable perform ance because the Solent waters are even more dangerous and now with greater speed than those in the Chan nel. It was her showing on this oc casion that won her the confidence of her friends and the praise of her compatriots, and from then on she has been regarded a3 a fit candidate for the cross-channel swim. She was still fresh when she was forced to leave the Soient on account of her Injury, and this in spite of the fact that she had swam nineteen miles. That she would have finished and in good time h.3d she not met with the barrel, there is not the least doubt. During that swim it was her lot to pass very close to H. M. S. Thun derer, which was in the Solent. The officer on watch earned a little no toriety for himself by ordering a boat manned and lowered and having it row around and around his ship when she approached. He was under the impression that Miss Smith was merely swimming from shore to the Thunderer, and he was determined that she would not be permitted to "land" on the vessel. Hence, he had put out a boat to keep her off. When those who were accompanying her on a tug shouted through a mega- phone and told Miss Smith's real intention, the boat was called in and every man on the Thunderer came on deck to give three cheers for the plucky English girl. Miss Smith's next accomplishment In the water was a swim from Worth ing to Brighton, a matter of twelve miles, which she did in four hours and thirty-five minutes, coming in only six minutes after Jabez Wolffe, How (o Restore the Lost Beauty to Your Arms and exposure to sun and air ma have caused the hair to grow more profusely than you like on your arms " (2) DAVIi Cr ElCrttLVCK. Cavalxcri, Whose Arms Are Among Her Greatest Charms. If that be true, do not use one of tfl? coarsening depilatory powders on skin already coarsened by Sumrar exposure. Instead, aid the procF3 whitening the arms by bathing ther in equal parts of peroxide or hydrc - gen and witch hazel. The peroxld gradually whitens the hairs, at ti. Fame time weakening their rcots.se that ultimately some of them will fall out. Brave tne who swam in competition with her Not all of Miss Smith's triumphs were won in long-distance cvent5, nor were they confined to competi tions held in England. In 1S00 she went to France, and at Rouen suc ceeded In capturing third plaio la a competition involving eleven mm t Bides her, the one woman. In a 1,000 inetre race held over a course In the Seine during that same year she led the way right from the start to the finish line, and was followed by all the other competitors in the race eighteen of them, and all of thera men. In all. Mis? Smith has won seventy three medals for her prowess. The Channel swim, which she has tried once and which she will try again, has been attempted many times by Jabez Wolffe, who is fre quently her trainer. Wolffe once got within three miles of tho French shore, being forced to leave th water. Annette Kellerman was the first woman who ever made the attempt and who was qualified to make it. Seasickness brought about Miss Kel lermann's withdrawal after she had been in the water over four hours and had travelled over twenty mr.es. "Seasickness will be the greatest ob stacle to all women who attempt to swim the Channel," she announced at that time, and she wa evidently correct, for Miss Smith was trouNed with mal de mer when she tried it last year, and she has never before been so troubled in any of the long swims she had made. Will Miss Smith end man's suprem acy in the water? She will not be the first woman who has at tempted to do so at least. In 101 Mme. Isacescu, an Austrian woman, swam forty-eight miles in the waters of the Danube and did it In eieht hours and ten minutes. No man has succeeded so far in equalling that record. Mme. Isacescu became fa mous after that, and was looked upon as one who would, without doubt, be able to swim from Dover to Calais if she but made the at tempt. Her friends and all thoe in terested in swimming in Austria urged her again and arain to try It, but she would not do so. Agnes Beck with, mentioned above, established some records that have never been lowered. Over a ten-mile course in the Thames she swam in two hours and forty-one minutes. She swam twenty-five miles in the ocean tmd took only nine hours and thirteen minutes to do it. Her record for twenty miles was six hours and twenty-eight minutes. Another record held by a woman is that o! Miss Annie Johnson, an English girl, who, In If 99, succeeded In remaining under water for three mim-tes, eighteen and one-fifth sec onds. But If Miss Smith succeeds in crossing the Cbannel her record will eclipse all others held by women and mainly for the aid and glory of woman suffrage. I'lT'Tf . i'V. V '-i I 7 . r , " r-.r- 5. V 7 i-i L 4 1 tv - 4 i V.- -. J ? . T t A. I -J f ' " ' A r X:-.