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1 v-PEOPLE-* BLOCKED U-BOAT BASES W n Vice Admiral Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes is the man who found lasting fame by raiding Zeebrugge and Ostend and blocking the U-boat bases. He is young as vice admirals go, only forty-five, and he has the vigor and air of youth. Years ago when the Boxer rebellion in China was at its height and it was as much as a white man's life was worth to show his face inland he took a couple of de stroyers up the Yang-Tsei-Hei and boarded and captured four Chinese torpedo boats. Then he landed with about a dozen men, seized a Chinese fort which threatened trouble and blew the place up and withdrew his little party without a single casualty. In the years before the present war he specialized as a submarine and torpedo officer, and for his daring and enterprise was chosen to command the British submarines. After several notable exploits he went to the Dardanelles wh< n the government decided to attempt the forcing of the passage, and there he served as chief of staff to Vice Admiral Sir Michael de Robeck. In 1917, after his promotion to roar admiral, he was appointed director of plans at thé admiralty. He did excellent work in that position, but his pro fessional qualities and his special aptitude for executive work led to his ,p,»ointment at the end of last year to the command us vice admiral at Dover, **^ l, *** — 1 QUITS ART FOB RED CROSS | Many men of many minds, from millionaires to musicians, have left their own pay rolls or pianos to give their entire time to the Red Cross. ( Now comes a woman who has closed up her studio to take an execu tive desk In the Red Cross. Early and late Miss Malvina Hoffman, sculptor, Ss to be found at the New York County chapter, where she has charge of the bureau of information and research and of the foreign department. ' For three years Miss Hoffman (Sruäk-d with Rodin in Paris. When the w'ar broke out she organized, wrth several other pupils of Rodin, the French Artists' Relief fund, of which Hodin himself until his recent death was honorary president. While one hand now keeps in touch for the Red Cross every day, with main headquarters in Washing ton, the bureau of public information, the food commission, public charities ®nd some dozen other organizations, the otbej hand labors for the Serbian National Defense League of America, to 1 raise Serbian volunteers in this country and to send money to Serbian Orphans. France, In accepting Miss Hoffman's large group called "Russian Bacch anale" for the Garden of the Luxembourg, recently paid this highly gifted «culptor a most unusual compliment» Tv 4 A HITCHCOCK KNOWS THE HUN "Germany from the inside" is fa miliar to Senator Gilbert M. Hitch cock. He spent several years in study in the country with which the nation is now at war and knows the German mind. He puts this knowledge to good use In the United States, and under stands many of the trick plays that the kaiser and his cohorts have at tempted. Before the United States entered the war Senator Hitchcock was not considered n strong militarist. Since the declaration of war, however, he has been one of the most constructive members of the senate. Tall, erect and with iron-gray hair, Senator Hitchcock presents one of the most striking figures on the floor. He Is almost statuesque. His voice fits in with his personal appear ance, and when he speaks In rich, mellow tones, with a temperate man ner, he impresses his listeners. It is «uch as Senator Hitchcock that makes the United States senate gallery one .of the places that no visitor to Washington can afford to miss, and if the Nebraska senator is on his feet when the out-of-towner drops into the gal lery. R is a safe bet that the visitor makes his guide wait a little longer than the guides (at a quarter a trip) like to wait. [ GALLANT COLONEL MAC ARTHUR □ They pinned a French war cross *>n Douglas AlacArthur for gallantry In action the other day. The brief cable announcing that fact brought genuine joy to every one everywhere—and their number is le gion—who knew the man. But there was only one remark heard when the »abject was discussed. It was: "A\e knew it woutë come." Col. Douglas MacArthur, chief of «taff of the Rainbow division, prob ably has more personal friends than any one other soldier in the army. He lias few enemies, even among thä many men whom he has surpassed In tils chosen profession. Douglas MacArthur grew up lQ the army. He was born in Arkansas, January 26, 18S0. « His father was that noted soldier, the late MaJ. Gen. Arthur MacArthur. The colonel Is a graduate of West Point and was the honor man of the class of 1903. . . An American army engineer-whlch means the best engineers In the -world—MacArthur mastered every detail of the profession of being a soldi« *o well that before he got the gold leaves of a major he had served two <letails on to by : Mttrn New»o«p* Ln'.on the general staff. He distinguished himself in the Philippines. A Roman Scarf B7 EMILY S. WINDSOR ; (- y* ».»» (Copyright, ISIS. Western Newspaper Union.) Miss Minerva's knitting foil to the floor, as, rising hastily, she adjusted her spectacles, and peered out of the window. The door leading Into the kitchen was open, and Elizabeth Ann had seen Miss Minerva's agitation. "I wonder what It is this time," she muttered, as she poured hot water into a pan, pre paratory to washing the dinner dishes. "Yes'm," she answered in response to Miss Minerva's excited call of "Elizabeth Ann!" "That horrid dog from the next place Is chasing I'eter. Run und put the little heust out!" As Elizabeth Ann crossed the yard, a large black cat, closely followed by a Scotch terrier, whisked past lier and in at the kitchen door. The dog wag ged its tail, and frisked around Eliz abeth Ann. "Oh, Flip, why do you worry poor, old Peter so? Co home, sir," she said severely. The terrier trotted after her to a remote corner of the yard, where he submissively crept through a gap in the fence which separated Miss Minerva's property from the adjoining place. A man at work on the other side threw down ills h<*\ and came up. He was tall and spare and was clad in , flnd che( . k ,; r ,. d shlrt . I "Flip tresspassin' again?" he qsked. "He was chasin'* Peter." said Eliza both Ann. "It was the chickens this morning, Mr. Dobbs." "Keeps yoq pretty busy, doesn't it?" Elizabeth Ann laughed. "I don't mind it, It's fun." she said. "She always did set great store hv Peter, but Flip can't abide him. Still he wouldn't hurt the critter." "Miss Minerva doesn't like dogs," said Elizabeth Ann laughing again. Mr. Dobbs chuckled. "I reckon It's more the dog's owner that she doesn't like," he said. "I must go hack," said Elizabeth Aim in a regretful tone. "Good-bye, for now, Air. Dobbs." "Mighty interestin' child for only bein' eleven, too," said Mr. Dobbs, re flectively, stroking his grizzled beard, as he looked after Elizabeth. "Wonder what Minerva Collins 'd say if she knew me and her is such friends." As he resumed his hoeing his thoughts went back to the years when the relations between him and Miss Minerva had not been in their present strained condition ; to that unlucky evening when a discussion arose as to the proper mode of baptism. He had contended that sprinkling was suffi cient, and Miss Minerva had held out for immersion. That was long before Elizabeth Ann had come to live with her aunt. Mr. Dobbs had often told her about the quarrels. "And she's never taken any notice of me since. I tried once to make it up. And it was strange about that, too," he had added thoughtfully. Eliz abeth Ann had wondered how he had tried to make it up, but had not liked to ask. it "Did you see him on his own side before you came back?" asked Miss Minerva when Elizabeth Ann went back to her interrupted dish washing. "Yes'm," answered Elizabeth Ann. "Nasty little beast !" ejaculated Miss Minerva. When the last dish had been placed In the closet, and the kitchen put in spotless order, Elizabeth Ann went into the sitting room. "If everything's done you may have the afternoon to yourself," said Miss Minerva, who was now tranquilly knit ting, and Peter curled up on a cushion near her. Elizabeth Ann stood awhile looking out of the window. She was undecid ed whether to go down to the fence and talk with Mr. Dobbs, or to go up to the attic. But she saw that it was beginning to rain, and reflected that Mr. Dobbs would not continue hoeing, for he had been having rheumatic twinges lately. So with some regret, she decided in favor of the attic, for, great as were the charms which the latter place had for her, Mr. Dobbs' society possessed a stronger attrac tion. He told her such interesting sto ries, and listened to all of her con fidences so attentively, and he never told her not to be foolish, ns Miss Minerva had done when she had ven tured to communicate her thoughts tc her. "Don't get into mischief," Aliss Alin erva called out as Elizabeth Ann left the room. There was an old-fashioned trunk of odds and ends which Aliss Alinerva had told her she could have to play with provided "she kept them tidily. Elizabeth Ann had not yet explored to the bottom of the trunk. She would do so today. There were pieces of ribbons and lace, ends of embroidery, some bunches of artificial flowers and various other a tticles of cast-off fin ery. Under all, #n the bottom of the trunk something was folded in white tissue paper. Elizabeth Ann opened it, and a long Roman striped silk scarf fell out in glistening folds. It was soft and fine, and of beautiful color ing. the ends deeply fringed. Eliz abeth Ann gave an exclamation of de light She had a passion for rich col ors, and this was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. Severe plain ness of dress was part of Miss Alin erva's creed. Elizabeth Ann smoothed out the soft Cnlds again and again. It would make i such a lovely sash, she thought. How had her aunt ever thrown it aside? She passed it about her waist and tied it in a bow with loops that fell to the bottom of her skirt. A ray of sunlight flashed through the attic window. Why, it had not rained much after all. Sin* would run down to the orchard, jaiul see if Air. Dobbs were out. -She must show that scarf. Mr. I »ebbs liked pretty things, too. So she crept quiet y downstairs, and avoiding the sitting room, went out of a side door. If Aliss Minerva saw her with the scarf on, she would tell her not to be foolish. Miss Minerva was still knitting placidly, and Peter purred at her feet, when, chancing to glance out of the window, she beheld a sight widt h made her suddenly sit up stiff and erect In lier chair. Mr. Dobbs crossing her yard I He came on with a long, rapid stride that in a few moments brought him to her sitting room door, which he opened after a warning knock. Aliss Minerva turned lier stem gray eyes upon him in cold inquiry. He held a gay-colored silk scarf in his hand. "Minerva, why didn't you send It back as I asked you, and then I'd a known—and not waited and waited as I did for months?" he asked reproach fully, as he looked alternately at the scarf and .Miss Minerva. The latter made no answer, and Mr. Dobbs went on: "Our not agreeln' on sprinklin' or 'mersion made no differ ence. When a man asks a woman to marry him, he naturally looks for an answer." Aliss Alinerva now found voice. "Jonathan Dobbs will you tell me what pl\ this means?" she asked frigidly. He held out the scarf. "Why didn't you send it back, If you didn't want me?" Aliss Alinerva stared at him In ever growing astonishment. "I don't know what you are talking about. Send it back? I never saw the thing before." "Is that really so, Alinerva?" he ask ed eagerly. "It's not my habit to lie," replied Miss Alinerva, icily. "I've often had misgivings that there was some mistake. I never had the courage to ask you about it, for you know how you treated me when we met. Turned away your head and—" Aliss Alinerva rose impatiently. "What are you talking about? What have I to do with that silk thing?" "Well, Minerva, I'll go over the whole tiling. I 'spose you remember our argument about baptisin'. I talked the way I did just to tease you, but you took it all for earnest. Now, I had had it in mind for a long time to ask you a certain question, and a day or two after our misunderstanding I was down to the city on business and saw a lot of silk things like this in a shop window, and the ladies was a wearin' them around their necks—so I Just thought I'd buy one and send it to you, and at the same time ask you that question. I writ a little note and sent with it. It was tellin' you if you was willin' to be Mrs. Dohbs to wear it to meetin' the next Sunday, and if not to send it back. But you didn't wear it to meetin', and you didn't send it back." As Miss Alinerva listened, her stern face relaxed and a softened light shone In her eyes. Before Air. Dobbs had finished, she turned her gaze to the window, and there was a little flush in her cheeks. "I never had a note from you, and I never saw that scarf before," she said quickly. "I sent them by the hired man." "That was the summer Cousin Alat tie Simmons was with me. I.ikely I was out, and he left them with her. You know what a scatter-brain she is." The color had deepened in Aliss AIl nerva's cheeks, and there was none of her accustomed severity of manner. She looked down at the scarf in Air. Dobbs' hand. "But where did you get It now?" she asked suddenly. "Elizabeth Ann found it in your at tic, and— "Elizabeth Ann!" repeated Aliss Alinerva. "Never mind about her, Alinerva— Will you take it? You know the con ditions." Aliss Alinerva took the scarf and looked at it closely. "It is a good quality of silk," she said quietly. "But you know, Jon athan. I'm too old to wear such gay colors." Air. Dobbs laughed contentedly. "Please yourself, Minerva, so long as you take it." More's Capable Daughter. The demand that women shall be paid men's wages for men's work may represent a desire for justice rather than a desire for gain :: but money fairly earned is sweet to the hand and heart. "An open field, an even start, no handicap, no favors and the same goal for all." Which reminds us that Sir Thomas Alore had a clearer per ception of the value of woman's work and a finer sense of justice than some of his sex possess. "Aly Aleg is better unto me than ten sons," he said, "and it maketh no difference at harvest time whether the corn were put into the ground by a man or a woman."— Agnes Repplier in Atlantic Monthly. Condor Largest Bird of Prey. The eagle is commonly spoken of as the largest of the birds of prey. This is wrong. The largest is the condor, a South American vulture. The condor is a native of the great mountain chain of the Andes, especially in Peru and Chile. It lives in a region of perpetual snow, from 9.000 to 16,000 feet above sea level. The length of the male con dor is about 48 inches, and the span of wings when extended is nine to ten feet. The plumage of the male is glossy black, with gray on the wings and white on the margins of the wing i covert# f GöföJfcßRcssißSii Day »-& 5 >r»£ft v ^ ' A V 1\ m 1 ****** «ff Vacation is near and already pre- ' pnfvsi for with colored wash dresses, I bloomer and blouse suits for play and work outdoors, in gingham and other I serviceable cottons. And now comes 1 commencement day with teachers everywhere recommending the sim plest of frocks for these exhibition days, because these are war times. But when one is about to graduate with ceremony into or out of fractions and other difficult things of school life one Is entitled to consideration. Usually the young person from eight to twelve or so has very decided ideas as to wherewithal she shall he clothed and mothers are inclined to make conces sions when the great last day of school comes round. Even a little girl may he allowed the splendor of silk in a frock that is simply made like that shown at the left of the picture above. It is of taf feta, which is liest suited to children, in a light sand culor, with collar and cuffs of white organdie and it is cut In one of. those little Jacket effects : : which have so much style. The frock 1 New Departures in Millinery » r m X-;,/ ,, \ One must fie thoroughly versed in ! the art of millinery to recognize all j the gradations in the several types of i so hats. It is getting a little difficult for ! the amateur to classify them, hut the ; of expert places each hat at a glance. This variation of the different types gives more room than ever for the ex ercLse of individual taste and dis crimination. hut in classifying the now hats we must take the expert's word for it. With this explanation the statement that the large hat shown at the left of the picture above belongs among 6p«rt hats, may stand a chance of be ing believed. This is a sport hat de luxe, that is, a dressy hat that reflects sports styles. It has made its appear ance along with sport skirts of heavy, high-luster satins and sleeveless vel is __ o ......... ........ .... ............ . _ vet coats. A new name is needed for tills particular kind of apparel in which women lend countenance to I sports. A very handsome French hat of this kind was made by covering a large shape of grass-green cocounut braid with flowered chiffon in gay col ors and patterns that resemble cre tonne. The chiffon is stretched nvèr the crown and upper brim smoothly. About the hat there are small clusters of green oats, little crabapples and blackberries, set at the base of the crown. At the right of the picture a sailoi shape with leghorn brim and tus>mn . • , ... - „ ... _ : crown is trimmed with a fancy feather , , , . , made of partlv burnt and partly nut- ; Ural ostrich. The shape proclaims a buttons over at the front with four large pearl buttons and Is no more pretentious than one of gingham so far as design is concerned. It is » splendid model for the plump litt e girl who cannot wear furbelows. N.-xt to It Is a little dress of white voile with bands of light blue or gandie set in at the yoke and neck and down the front. It Is very likely to catch the admiring eyes of mother* and little daughters for It has rows of beading between shirriiigs that allow narrow blue velvet ribbon to be run through. The sleeves are three-quar ter length and there is a wide tuck above the three-inch hem. Both these dresses will give good service and prove equal to any sum mer festivities that may happen along in the long vacation. Great attention has been given to design in childrens* dressi's this season and the work of specialists is evident In displays of inexpensive wash drt made for so litt 1« ses sold ready that it is hardly worth while to make them. street hat and its trimming lifts it into the plane of semidress hats that are so highly useful. The small tuscan hat with its sash of ribbon and faoitig ; of crepe suiqiorts a huge ostrich pom pon that is splendid enough for any state occasion. We do not need the word of an expert to decide that this is a dress hat pure and simple, more accurately described as pure and com plex. Shapes Are Novel. The simpler the parasol, the smarter it is. Prevailing shapes are very nov el, few, indeed, following the lines of the old-time umbrella. The handles are of medium length "i h wrist loops or rings, which make them easy to I carry. An artisefi affair is o rose figured taffeta effective!) tiimriiid witk as ruffles of self materiaL Beads! Beads! Evening scarfs of net and georgette are edged with embroidery of heads of various colors. Irrldescent beads give a brilliant effect on some of the white scurfs. Really opalescent tones may be produced by the skillful manip ulating of these irridescent heads. Bern! 'fringes on handbags of velvet, well as on thzjse made entirely of effective. One attractive : Kt.nfis are effective, une attractive rx aus, » . , . . , .'«insists of a series of bead fringe» ; t>a„ from top to bottom.