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DIRECTS BRITISH SHIPPING iillllilii any title in the gift of any king. He Is a democrat, a practical mun, a citizen f the whole decent world and well informed regarding it. "The hope of the allied world is America's success," he says, "just as the failure of America Is the whole hope of the Germanic world. Britain is working at her maxi mum, without ceasing. The nation pulls together with a full and powerful e-0rdlnatlon which would have been impossible before the threat of the tgreat peril brought us, rich and poor and high and low alike, into a real brotherhood. "But, work as she may, Britain cannot perform the task alone. Remem ber that. She cannot "In America's shipyards lies her greatest opportunity to be of service to the allies." JOINS THE AMERICAN ACES Several months ago a party of young men in Amsterdnm, N. Y., bade good-by to a comrade who was start ing for a Southern aviation camp pre paratory to service with the American Flying corps In France. "I'll try to give a good account of myself, fellows. So long I" the young man shouted as he swung aboard the train. After months of waiting, comes the word that he has made good, for jress dispatches state that Lieut H. Clay Ferguson, an Amsterdam aviator, liad bagged five German planes. In lis latest encounter with a German 3otha Lieutenant Ferguson's machine was riddled with bullets from a ma chine gun, one of which lodged in his leg. ' He eluded his opponent however, jinrt landed. cafelv within his own lines. Meantime he had won recognition as an American "ace ". . , seven years old. He Is the son X1 Mr. 4iuu mra. Aunuu v riiKusuu, ..miu icsluu uu u iuiui uuuui uve uiues suuiu A Amsterdam. He was graduated from the Amsterdam high school In 1010. "During hs school days Ferguson' was one of the stars in athletics. In 1914 "Vi a vna. cnr-nrliin t ai tmm .Vala unlvarclfv nrfth iVa rlnn-raA nt hnrthalnr f rlil. i .1 r A -1 L r T .1, r. .losophy." . j "' ., ... .. "'' Ferguson was employed in New York when the-United States entered the war,, and Immediately 'enlisted in the aviation service. At the Southern training camp he displayed more than ordinary proficiency. OUR WASTER SHIPBUILDER tions that would have downed a less optimistic man, and I believe It is an Important factor in his success." One of the men high in the United States Steel corporation offered a brief verdict on the power of the new director general's personality. "Schwab," he said, "Is one of the few men with the power to make other men do their best work. He can make anybody do anything I" LIGHTHOUSE ANGEL DECORATED Miss "Winifred Holt known as the "Llf hthouse Angel," leader In the work carried on by the committee for men blinded in battle, has been decorated by France with a gold medal in recog nition of her services in behalf of blinded French soldiers. More than four thousand wholly or partly blinded soldiers have. been saved from despair by the merciful work of Miss Holt and her assistants. The "Phcre do France," as the building Is called In which her commit tee operates la Paris, has really been a lighthouse for all the men who have entered It for treatment . , , After starting the , work abroad Miss Holt passed the winter cf 1916 and the first o'.ght or nine months of 1917 in lecturing among her friends in New York city and near by on the work of teaching the sightless heroes to use their "ten eyes," or fingers. Many have learned typewriting and stenography, mnnlf fnrnl n rr nnil rtt hpl avta anet ertlanmw .nd tn t .1 A- develop unused talents for bread-winning occupations. Miss Holt'i ftrteMll la America are glad that the angel of mercy has been rewarded. The man who has upon his shoul ders in these days the vast problem of the management of British shipping, that of Its steady Increase In the tre mendous race which Britain's ship yards are runnng with the German U boats, the co-ordination of It with the shipping and shipbuilding of the other allies, Its proper use and all the other mighty details In the great' puz zles of Its management, Sir Josei Maclny, Is a thin Scotchman, wiry, en ergetic, a little past his middle age, enough like an American to pass for one on a New York street, an intense patriot, famous for his clear-headed common sense and lack of all flubdub bery. lie Is one of the plain people of the British empire who by reason of their great achievements have been honored by their king and government with baronetcies, but he values busi ness efficiency and earnestness above A r . . 1 ti 1 1 "If there Is-a mnn In the country who can fill th6 position of director general , of the Emergency Fleet corpo ration, it Is Charles M. Schwab. Above any other man In America he has the faculty of enlisting the enthusiastic loyalty of his associates. It is the quality not only of his mind, but of his remarknbly attractive personality. He brings the best out of every man who works with or for him. I have seen his influence at work for yenrs, and I know. He 'gets along' with everyone." This is the opinion of William B. Dickson, second vice president and treasurer of the Midvale Steel and Ordnance corporation, who has known Mr. Schwab practically all his life. He continued : "There Is one other conspicuous characteristic that is worth mention ing, and that is his persistent cheer fulness under adverse conditions. That has taken him through many situa New Successes in Of course we nil aspire to' looking straight and slim and smart, like the ladles In the fnshlon pictures nnd the best way to go about achieving our ambitions Is to study those pictures, and ourselves, with care and the aid of a comprehensive mirror. We may accomplish sllmnoss and we may not, but we can be sure of straightness and smartness, and these ought to satisfy anybody. Above all things we long to look smart In street clothes, for smart ness Is their flavor without It they are flat failures. Keen designers who have our aspira tions and difficulties In mind, bring to us such examples of their genius ns the new suit, with its s'trnlght, one piece back In a very short cont, that Is shown here. ' Or, If a one-piece frock and a top cont Is our heart's de sire, they present such Irreproochable top-conts as thnt shown beside the suit. There Is nothing stnrtlingly novel about them, but there are several In teresting details In their construction. No one needs to be told that they are smart looking and distinctly In the mode. - , The top coat of velours Is at Its best In quiet, rich, colors. It has a plain A Glimpse of ""-ifhriimii n. In this group of three hats there are three classes represented by fine ex amples of their kinds. There Is a graceful, soft model for street wear, In white and blnck ; a dressy, pictur esque affair In transparent blnck, and a bit of subdued gayety In a high pink, bonnetlike shnpe made of crepe georgette. This is reserved millinery following In the wake of the modes at a modest distance from extremes. But each hat Is a gem that will bear com parison with any others of Its kind and interesting because of Its Individ ual style. In street hats there are not so many soft models, fashion having swung to ward the trim, sprightly, spirited styles. But there Is so much class In this bit of headwear that It can af ford to be different from the majority. It Is of wlite yedda braid faced with black satin and has a collar of narrow, black satin ribbon, finished with a small bow at the back. Under the bow the soft crown Is tacked to the brim and at the front a pair of small, black wings are convincingly chic. The hat speaks French and if It were not for the war we would be sure to credit Paris with It The pretty black hat, with braid crown and brim of machine, Is a type that every - woman admires and all women, young or otherwise, can wear. It has a tie of narrow satin ribbon about the base of the crown finished with a Uttle cravat bow at the front Large, black velvet dollies are flat 7 Y N 'k ti fr jy X Suits and Topcoats body with eight pin tucks neross the back, In place of a belt and n skirt a trifle longer than the regulation, gath ered on to the body at the normal waistline. It has moderately large patch pockets and the designer hap pened to think to set the two large but tons that adorn them, at the bottom Instead of the top. This, .with the panel In the back that lengthens the figure, are the clever touches that make one turn round to look twice at a noteworthy coat. It Is finished with a wide shawl collar. The suit begins with nn approved plain skirt and ends with a short, stralght-hnnglng coat lengthened Into points at the hips. This Is one Inter pretation of the new capo back clearly emphasized by long ornaments depend ing from the points. A wide girdle Is simulated by the shaped piece of cloth, bound with silk braid, that follows the line of the curve at the bottom of the cont. . It Is caught up at tlie mid dle of the back with a buckle nnd three small buttons. A wide shawl collar, overlnld with n removable collar of white, - georgette crepe,, finishes the coat. Tricotlne, or nny other of ' the softer serviceable suitings will devel op well in this model. Fine Millinery 1 . y. ' AW tened out about the top of the crown and the point of each petal caught to the hat with a Jet beud. Every sum mer brings Its transparent blnck hats, the coolest looking nnd most becom ing of summer's millinery gifts to women. The remaining hat Is of light, orchld plnk crepe georgette with a brim thnt suggests the poke bonnet, split ut the back and laced with silk braid. It has a collar of wide, pink satin ribbon ornamented with sun bursts of needlework In which embroi dery silk and silver tinsel thread are used. Straight and Draped Skirt. There Is a strong struggle going on between the straight nnd the draped skirt. Both nre leading fashions and neither one Is new, but the ultra-smart woman Insists that the draped skirt Is better rhnn the straight one, and she Is upheld by many of the dressmakers. On the other hand, there are hundreds of women -who say that the draped skirt hos been so featured In cheap materials In low-priced gowns that it Is exceedingly commonplace. The struggle makes skirts Interesting and Incidentally adds to the confusldn of the season, which has turned out to bfl an arena Into which hundreds ef fash Ions have been Indiscriminately thrown) UNLIKE OLD TIMES Town Meetings Not Just as They Used to Be. Possibly It Is an Improvement, but Reminiscent Citizen Seemed to Speak With a Certain Tinge of Regret' "How did town meeting go this year?" Inquired Capt. Dudley Patter shall, just home from a voyage end coming to headquarters for informa tion of what had happened of Inter est while he hud been uwuy. "W-a-a-a-a-1, Cap'n," began Grlndle the storekeeper, "th' annual meeting of the legal voters o' this town, to meet an' act upon certain articles to-wlt namely, ain't nothln' what it used to be. Times Is changed wonderfully, 'specially since the war broke out "Town meet'n' nowudays Is gettln to be as decorlous as th' Bible class which meets in th' small vestry di rectly after preachln' services, to which all adults are invited. "They ain't no winders broke, nor no Btove tipped over, nor the mod'rator don't have to suspend consideration of article 21 while he goes down on th floor an' impresses some clt-zen as to proper parl'mentary procedure by bang in' him over th' head with a caulkln' mallet, used In more peaceful mo ments as a gavel." "Yes, I see It done," put in Captain Pattershull with a chuckle. "It used to take an able man to do the Jiod ratln'." "They was times," continued Grln dle, "when u woman couldn't go by on 'tother side of the street from the town hull without stlckln' both fingers In her eurs, but this year there wus a row of 'em llnln th' gallery uu' ull llfl tenln', an' lookln' on an' knlttln'. We've got a woman on the school bourd thluk o' thutl "Th" buttle of Umpteddlddy wan't nothln' to some of th' vl'lent collisions between the Boshkelovls from the up per end o' th' valley an' the clammers from down on th' capt but they nln't nothln' like that now. Th' hatchlt la burled in a carefully marked spot "An' what do you think, cap'n, they opened up th' nieetln' with prayer, an' a slick pruyer It wus, at, that Elder Bates o' the linptls' church, he prayed fer 'Plrut' Pollard, th' mod'rator that be might preside over th' dellb-ratlona with wisdom un' Judgment. It ain't on record that ol' Pollard wus ever prayeV for before not thnt wuy. ,Th' elder prayed for 'most everybody an' everything un' then for who or what he might have left 6ut." "Well, wasn't It a better town meet ing thun the old-fnshloned kind?" in quired Cap'n Puttershall. "W-o-a-a-a-I, I ' s'pose it was, In speakln' o' results an' good blzness proceedln's; but there seemed t' be somethln' lackln' this war has upset many old an' time-honored lnstltoo tlons, somehow." Boston Globe. Two Brave Marines. On the first duy of February, 1018, there was an explosion in a seaplune hangar on an aviation field near Wash ington. The explosion started a fire which set ablaze the clothing of a chief petty officer of the navy. The death of the petty officer nnd the de struction of the costly hangar were im minent Privates William II. Lawton and Itaymond J. Burnnp, United States marines from the Washington navy yard, were on duty neurby. Arming themselves with fire extinguishers, they dushed to the rescue. The life of the petty officer was saved and the de struction of the hangar prevented. Sec retary Daniels wrote a personal letter to each of the murines, commending him for his Coolness and presence of mind in the face of sudden danger. Private Lawton enlisted In the ma rine corps on August 4, 1014, nt Nor folk, Va. Private Burnup Joined the soldiers of the sea ut Phllndclphia on July 21, 1017. Telephones In Canada. A most remarkable Increase Is evi denced in the use of the telephone In Canada during the past five years, ac cording to a report recently luld upon the table of the house of commons. The number of telephones In use throughout the Dominion In 1012 was 370,884, while in 1017 the number had grown to 604,136. The number of tele phone companies operating In 1012 was 683, and five years later there were 1,650 companies In operation. A total of 880,572 miles of wire was In use during the year 1012. In 1017 the wire mileage was 1,708,202. The capitalize tlon of telephone companies also shows a great Increase In the five-year period. In 1012 It was $42,278,851, wliile In June, 1017, It was $79,121,702. The revenue during the same period had grown approximately $8,000,000. The number of persons for each telephone In the Dominion In 1012, was 10.3 and In 1917, 13.4, Cautious Galveston. Many persons remember the destruc tion of Galveston by a West Indlun hurricane which blew so hnrd It forced the sen up Into the streets of the city and thousands of lives were lost. .As a protection against a similar disaster, the city built a great sea wall. This year it has begun nenrly two miles more of sea wall which will take near ly two years to complete and which will cost $2,000,00. After the great storm of 1000, the 'citizens raised the site of the city 17 feet by pumping millions of tons of sand from the gulf. Galveston has taxed Itself for all these colossal Improvements. Exchange. HARD TO TRANSLATE BIBLE Considerable Amount of Ingenuity Re- . quired to Make Words Fit Sav age Knowledge. How much do you supopse an Es kimo knows about an olive? Or a Hottentot about cherubim? Or a can nibal about the Holy Ghost? That's why the men and women who translate the Bible into pagan lan guages have to use n greater amount of Ingenuity and Imagination than anything else, observes a writer in the World Outlook. It must have ben a very pleasant person who finally suggested to the mingled relief nnd amusement of the tired workers, thnt "the lamb of God" might Just as well be translated "the little seal of God," In the Eskimo Bible. Eskimo children have the same ten derness toward the funny little things with their mournful eyes nnd soft fur thnt other children have toward baby sheep. The Eskimo Bible was one of the most difllcult to translate, nnd has Just been finished after 250 years of work. Of course, to a half frozen, fur-clad people, living In lgloos or Is it har poons? nnd surrounded by polnr bears and walruses, It Is next to impossible to translate the story of the bright colored, sun-drenched holy land. The lungunge of n northern people is nec essarily lacking In dozens of words nnd phrases, and, too often, even Idens. But Bible translating Is like Greek grammar there's uu exception to every rule. The Zulus live In a coun try ns warm nnd tropical ns the holy land on the pleasnntest of days, but tho Zulu Bible has offered about as many difficulties as nny respectable tusk has a right to offer: In the first place, the earliest trans lation was made by more than thirty people working Independently. Despite Its inaccuracy and inconsistency It was extremely popular among the na tives; It even shnped Zulu thought so completely that every paragraph of tho Zulu newspaper teems with Bible vocabulary. But It wus Inaccurate. Many of the mistakes were, of course, extremely amusing. The translators found to their surprise that lnstend of crossing the Red sen nnd the Jordan dry shod, the children of Israel went over thirsty. And a literal transla tion of the promise thnt enemies should melt away before them, was discovered to mean In Zulu Idiom th' ' their en emies should be as hapny as men full of beer. In 1001 a new translation was be gun. There wns still many difficul ties. How were the translators, for Instance, to dcscrl.be as In Isaiah 3, 18-24, the entire wardrobe of a Jewess nt the height of tlie notion's civiliza tion to the Zulu debutante wbo in the heaviest winter season wears HJtle more than a string of scarlet beads? On the Channel Patrol. "The weather rourd about here has been too dumnuble for words lately, and life nn a patrol boat has been no etneh. ' Came down' harbor' yesterday In a regular bllzzurd; could barely see fifty yards ahead ot times, about three Inches of snow nil over the ship freez ing like the devil. There's nn Infernnl no'westernly ' wind blowing, nnd this packet rolls about like a sick-headache. It's no Joke monkeying about in a tiny craft of this slzfe, hunting 'tin fishes.' In daylight it's bnd enough, but nt night It's extrerm-ly dangerous, as one can't see the seas and one's liable to half swnmp one's self In turn ing. And ns far as any comfort below goes, there Isn't any. Everything Is damp nnd cold, nnd the steward loses the greater pnrt of your food In bring ing It to you, and what you flnnlly re ceive Is a cold unpalatable mess. Tet by Heovenl It's somctMng to be out here having a chance to bag a bally German swine." Atlantic Magazine. Learn Something Every Day. In their antipathy to England nnd to everything English, or supposedly Eng lish, the Germnns hnve apparently un dertaken to ellmlnnto from the spoken nnd written Teutonic lungunge of the dny all words of known or suspected English origin. There comes nt first hand this episode reported by Prof. F. Sefton Delmer, who wns Instructor of English in the University of Berlin when the war broke out nnd who, from that time until May 23 of this year was either a civil or an Interned prisoner. Wishing to mnke hlra uncomfortable at a police station one dny a portler f rail, who knew his nationality, rebuked her departing companion for using the word adieu. "Ach was," she called after her, "adieu sagt man nlcht mehr. Das 1st Engllsch." Kit Rations for Officers. Those Germun demigods, the officers of the army, are now on clothing ra tions like ordlnnry mortals. They will henceforth only be able to secure new uniforms on clothing cards. The new regulation prescribes Just how exten sive a wardrobe an officer may have, and he will not be permitted to array himself In excess of Its limitations. The only special concession to officers is that they are not required, as civil-' inns are, to declare how much cloth ing they already possess. Light Work. "Mrs. Griddles promised a tramp a good breakfast If he would cut a littla wood." "Welir "So the fellow consumed eight or ten biscuits, ham and eggs, some potatoes and two cupfuls of coffee." "And then did he cut a little wood?" "Yes. He whittled himself a tooth Dick and said, 'Good morning."'