Foreign News: In Palestine

Once a year the "fastest ship in the world" is taken off the transatlantic express service. In order that U. S. babbitts may dash once around the Mediterranean and back to work, the Mauretania makes that circuit every winter at a speed considerably above that of Balkan express trains.*

Last week this sleekest of ocean greyhounds nosed into Haifa, the port of call for Jerusalem, and one who is not a babbitt hastened ashore.

He was Colonel Edward Mandell House, perhaps the most astute "diplomat without portfolio" that the U. S. has produced. As...

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