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Americas Most Formidable Submarine
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T5 i- the largest submarine ever built in tin United States. It is 240 feet long, has a cruising radius of
1 miles, can develop 12. 000 hors power, and carries 16 torpedoes of the most destructive type. Her
ill allows her to carry law quantities of fuel oil. She is also equipped with deck guns, and is sup
pOl be SI dangerous to aircraft as to water craft. The U. S. is evidently taking all necessary precautions.
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PRII I E EDWARD 0 Wales has followed the ex
air; oi his grandfather Edward VII by visiting
Ameri citei "incognito." It is one of the privileges
of royalt) to cease to be royal at times. We know that
Edwsi I VII did visit America during the administra-
tson lident Buchanan, but the future monarch
called himsel! "Baron Renfrew," and was so addressed
when h crossed the river from Windsor to Detroit.
d upon that portion of American soil
last to be evacuated by the soldiers of
George III.
But when royalty travels "incognito." it is the priv-
Uefi emocratk peoples lo cease to be democrats
have so recognised the simple manliness of
the h tlu- world's highrst throne, that they have
ted tO silOW him all the honors of royalty.
is land knows no king. Since the Crown
- the British Empire has proved himself a
ill democrats oi every land are eager to
recogi i - his crowned escutcheon and to acclaim him
as truly royal.
The k BJ1 of the future, whether abroad or at
be in a sense "incognito." Tiny will rule
from thi !e. and not merely over the people. The
SOtl ; United States and C anada has been claimed
in pa-' nes by different kings and princes. Crowned
rulers Spain, Frame. Holland, England, Denmark,
have a ted sovereignty on scattered p.rti"iis. Those
whw insisted on being royal m an age of democracy
WC foi to yield to the sovereign people. Those
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have Jw. ,UVC many sovereign peoples
Eii;.k i crovv"cd, since Henrv VII first authorized
Cabm ps to sail across the Atlantic, and John
Csatd.D thc Tlu,or standard on the coast of
Prmrini I whilc crowns have changed, the essential
British t nat,,,nal Me have not changed. The
chain , m" endures today, secure in the loyalty oi
throm n ,M,h,ics encircling the earth, because the
tutiorm ,s 1art of thc inchorage oi British test,
tnH, part of th guarantv of liberty and in
pendice to the British subject
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Now Comes the Assemblywoman
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sensation, in her recent
ly e led e d assembly
woman. She is lis
Margin rite L Smith, the
daughter of J. Gardener
Smith, president of the
Harlem Board of Com
merce. M is Smith is 25
years old and has led
an active life. She has
served as teacher of
physical training in the
Horace Mann school and
was a member of the lo
cal draft ward. Her
strongest interest is in
legislation affecting the
health oi the people, and
this naturally and log
ically brought her into
touch with the housing
problem, which in turn
made her aware of the
evils of landlordism and
rent profiteering. She
is a Republican, ran as a Republican, was elected as a
Republican, but will serve as the representative of that
class whose problem! are neither Democratic nor Re
publican, but just plain human.
Xew York women are interesting themselves in pub
lic problems to an extent which exceeds their activity
before they gained the vote; which proves that their
objective was not the ballot, but the BSC they could
make of it.
East and West of Suez
THE land of Egypt, ancient in civilization, is cele
brating its most wonderful and most modern monu
ment, the opening of the Suez canal. Fifty years ago
the young West unlocked the ancient East by joining
the familiar Mediterranean to the obscure Red Sea, and
thus leading forth ships of all nations from the Adri
atic and Aegean to the Indian Ocean.
It is natural that Egypt should celebrate this event,
for this is what has transformed her from an abject
dependency of Turkey to a prosperous dominion, with
a sell expressing citizenship. And she can celebrate
it with a free and confident spirit. There was in an
cient times a Suez canal, through which the galleys of
Pharaoh Necho traveled, but that canal perished like
so many other works of the ancient tyrants. The mod
ern Sue canal will not be obliterated in desert dust, for
it is no mere tic vice of royal pride. It is now a water
way for the World, as much as the Red Sea or the Nile.
Standing on the side of the rushing marine traffic
of the Suez canal, nations may well learn their lesson
of interdependence. The nations need each other. Lon
don needs the tea of India, and China needs the steel
oi Sheffield. There was a time when every land was
content with its own food, its own wares, its own art
and music, but today the world must be searched for
the whinis of a Kamchatka fisherman.
The interdependence of nations, expressed in world
wide commerce, made more close and intimate by Pan
ama and Suez canals, by wireless telephones and air
ship commerce, means eventually the unity of the earth.
These things would compel eventually a League of Na
tions, even if no League plan had been formulated.
The meekest and humblest of us lives not in America
or Europe, but in the world. The humblest tea-drinker
trades with the farthest Orient, and Mildred's muff
makes her a customer of the Arctic Circle. We live
wherever the cable reaches, and wherever the sea-ships
travel, and our home address is both east of Suez, and
West of the sunset.
Barriers of Glass
AN act has passed the British House of Commons
granting to women, who have noble titles in their
own right, regular seats m the House ol Lords
A score of women are candidates for the next
House of Commons, and hundreds, are standing for
public office in cities and towns,
These are a few facts found in a single issue of a
newspaper.
We know what the women wtlt righting for the
year before the war: these seats in Parliament which
are to be theirs, this political equality which is theirs
already. Their purpose is and alwavs was as clear as
the aim of the barons who forced King john to sign
Magna Charta.
But what was hard to understand then, and what is
hard to comprehend now, is: What wai tl tsitioa
aiming, or trying, or hoping to do? What was go
ing on in the minds of men who tried to set up barri
cades of glass against irresistible Right? What was
the meaning of "public meetings" where a portion of
the public could be heard only by making disturbance?
The Right has won. It must win. We know that.
We have seen it in a million historic instances. The
House of Conunons dicta:.- the make-up ol the House
of Lords, because the Lords are only nobles, and the
Commons are thc nation. Women, children, the weak,
the helpless, the downtrodden, have their rights, and
will secure them. The strongest barriers we can set
against Progress are mere window! through which we
can see the onward rush of the race, before the fragile
obstruction crashes in litter about US.
Business Methods
EVERY now and then some new held of human life
is declared to be a Business. We have been told
that married life, keeping house, is a business. There
should be books, accounts, allowances, balances, charges
of profit and loss, in regular order.
We have been assured that the church needs more
business methods. Ledger records of income and out
go, for money and effort, are calmly recommended. So
the schools are urged to adopt "Business Methods,"
and everyone from the pillmaker to the poet is told to
reduce his effort to business principles.
The fact is that "Business Methods." methods of get
ting business for its own sake, are no longer regarded
as businesslike in the great field of commercial suc
cess. The great men of the market and the bank talk
more of principles of business than of mere methods
of acquirement.
The expression '"Business Methods" belongs in part
to the old days when commerce was its own iaw and
its own reward. The modern busil ess man has ceased
to be a mere ledger-and da) b- n k. H refuse! I be
mere stocks and bonds. He wants some of the graces
and courtesies of life, flowers on his office table and
friendly relations. And he finds he is more prosperous
thereby.
The young couple who try to make their botBC a
mere business will find themselves running a lunch
stand with lodgings, with Cupid living next door. The
church that tries to make itself a mere business will
find ledger preaching less successful than Bible preach
ing. Let us all be as businesslike as is necessary, of
course. But let us not bring into our religious, educa
tional, domestic and professional life the old and cold
"Business Methods" which business has discarded in
disgust.
Easy Method of "Coaling Ship"
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OALING ship" was once the bugbear of the navy.
and is still in the case of warships of the older
type. It meant not only strenuous labor in the bunkers
and the endless washing of coal dust out of uniforms,
but it interfered severe 1) with the romance which manv
recruits associated with life on the wa N s
that the modern type of battleship is fueled with oil. the
operation of supply lias greatly thanked All that is
necessary is to turn a valve on the tanker and "let her
run" until the gauges show the ship s oM bunkers to be
full. Then turn her off again.

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