In spick & span readiness for her maiden voyage from Manhattan this week was the 5. S. Manhattan, biggest (705 ft., 24.000 tons), fastest (22.7 knots) liner ever built in the U. S.* Fortnight ago on its two trial cruises, the Manhattan met every test successfully, was unofficially scored "100% plus." Soot from the two squat, rakish funnels had smudged many a celebrity on the trial run but it was a simple matter for 100 workmen to raise the short stacks 15 feet.

Fortnight ago Alice Roosevelt Longworth cut her way through floral...

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