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GERMAN SKY MERCHANTMEN MAY SOON VISIT THE UNITED STATES The Transatlantic Zeppelin and the Cargo-Carrying Airship, Nc Longer Technical Possibilities, They Are Probabilities—Ger many Constructs New Super-Zeppelin of Great Speed and Increased Freight-Carrying Capacity. New York.—Is the cargo-carrying Zeppelin coming next? A cable report says It Is, and perhaps people might just as well pocket their scepticism, sit tight and prepare to welcome the aerial woudercraft. The doubting Thomases were bowled over for keeps when the U-boat Deutschland poked her nose in througli the capes of the Chesapeake, and, without other aid than her beautifully running Diesel motors, headed for Baltimore at a tidy clip, writes Robert G. Skerritt in the New York Sun. The transatlantic Zeppelin and the cargo-carrying airship are no longer merely technical possibilities; they are probabilities. Credible reports from abroad bear this statement out. . The fact is the Germans have lately completed and tested a naval super Zeppelin, one of a numerous class now under construction, which surpasses by a wide margin anything of the kind heretofore built by the Teutons. So far in advance is this type that the spanning of the Atlantic becomes measurably near. The Germans have striven hard to keep the details of this monster air craft from the outside world, but the Inevitable leak has developed via Lake Constance—that body of water over which the Germans and the Swiss ex ercise a divided sovereignty. An en terprising Swiss journalist learned of what was going on at Friedriehsliafen, and his story was promptly printed. Despite diplomatic efforts the paper got abroad and the information Is now available here. New Super-Zeppelin. Some idea of what the newest Zep pelin, or rather super-Zeppelin, repre sents In the way of aeronautic devel opment can be gathered from the fact that the cubical capacity of her gas bags is 100 per cent greater than that of the largest naval Zeppelin in com mission when war was declared. That is to say, this titan of the air can stow 54.000 cubic meters of gas within her aluminum outer hull. This repre sents a lifting power equal to the raising of substantially 61 tons. The dead weight of the vessel is a matter of 40 tons, and in the language of the tcchnicist this leaves a margin of 21 tons for the carriuge of useful load. Until the advent of this super-type the longest Zeppelin had a total length of 468 feet and a gas content of from 19.000 to 20,000 cubic meters. The airship which lately made suc cessful trips over Lake Constance has a hull nearly 788 feet long. And in the matter of shape. Count Zeppelin has made a decided departure from his previous dirigibles. He has chosen a model that offers a much lower resistance to the air. and there fore per unit of horsepower he ob tains a speedier and withal a more manageable and economic craft. Considered from a military point of view these gains are of the greatest Importance. With controlability and added speed the builder secures longer range, added weatherliness and powers of offense and defense of an excep tional order. Driven by Seven Propellers. According to the cabled reports the snper-Zeppelin lb driven by seven pro pellers. There are tiiree on each side, supported laterally by outstanding tins, and the seventh propeller projects aft from tlie rear gondola. This arrange ment is influenced by the modified form of tlie after body of tlie hull. The super-Zeppelin lias three gou lolas in which are placed the motive power and a fourth gondola or central •ontrol station which is partly housed i within tlie body of the keel. The lat ter forms in addition to tlie backbone of the craft a connecting passageway fore and 11ft by which all of the cars can be reached under cover. The gondolas are all armored witli thin steel plating of a special sort which has unusual defensive proper ties. The central station or car is the navigational position and also the point from which bombs or a new type of aerial torpedo can be launched. The launching apparatus reflects the ex perience of the war. The discharge is controlled electrically and It is said that much greater accuracy in hitting is obtainable than has been possible heretofore. Each of the engine-bearing gondolas carries an armament consisting of a new model of semiautomatic gun and n number of machine guns. But there are other directions in which the super-Zeppelin has increased her pow ers of attack. Forward and aft on each side are housed rapid-firers. These are installed inside recesses within the outer envelope and are nor mally concealed. In time of action, tlie -sheltering cover is dropped and tlie guns stand out where they can command wide angles of fire laterally and in a vertical plane. This is a dis tinct departure. Offensive and Defensive. On top of the airship, near tlie bow. Is an eighth gun emplacement, and the weapons there are machine guns and a novel type of small rapid-fire mortars. This feature is designed to deal particularly with attacking aero planes that might seek to assail tlie dirigible from aloft, the most prom ising avenue of approach hitherto. The mortars throw a new order of aerial bomb which is said to be more effective than shrapnel in dealing with henvier-thnn-air Hying machines. The maximum elevation of these pieces gives a nearly overhead fire. During the tests over Friedriehshafen on Lake Constance the super-Zeppelin showed that she was capable of mount ing aloft at an astonishing speed and a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet was attained. With her nose pointed tip ward and her engines adding their lift to the buoyant gas in the bags, the dirigible climbed skyward at the rate of 2,000 feet a minute. The aeroplane that can ascend at a velocity of S00 feet a minute is doing well. The super-Zeppelin will cover the entire field of aerial scouting. She can do this without fear of inter ference from below. The best of the anti-aircraft guns have a vertical range of but 10,000 feet, while the newest Zeppelins can mount securely to an added height of 5,000 feet. At a height of 5,000 feet an observer over the water has a radius of ob servation of something like 80 miles. From such a coign of vnutage it would be extremely easy to watch the fall of shot at ranges of 15,000 yards and more. It gives to the gunner afloat the power of telling hits by indirect fire, assuming that a bank of fog in tervened. The admiral without such means of aerial spotting is to all in tents and purposes blind. Send and Receive Wireless. It must be remembered that while the aeroplane can dispatch wireless messages it is incapable of receiving them owing to the racket made by its noisy engines. The Zeppelin, on the other hand, is not so hampered, and therefore can both transmit and re ceive wireless communications. The super-Zeppelin of the latest pat tern carries a crew numbering some thing like 10 all told. During cruis ing periods half of these men are on duty at a time. All of them are engaged only when the aircraft is in action and every gun manned. Heretofore the cruising endurance of the Zeppelins has been roundly a mat ter of 1,000 nautical miles. The greatly increased buoynucy of the super-Zep pelin suggests that it will be entirely practicable to carry- more than double the proportion of fuel per unit of horse power. Not only this, but the im proved form of the hull has greatly re duced the air resistance and therefore augmented the propulsive effort of the engines. It is not improbable that the dirigible which made her maiden trial trip a month ago is able to cover some thing like fl.000 knots before replenish ing her supplies. Just as the fighting submarine blazed the way for the cargo-carrying submarine Deutschland, so the newest super-Zeppelin points logically to the practicability of a transatlantic flight and the carriage of either passengers or cargo. Of course, the quantity of freight would be relatively less than that of a submarine of commerce, but then the element of time saved and the value of the freight might easily make a service of that sort well worth the while. Indeed, it is quite conceiv able that the aerial trader could make the journey from continent to conti nent with far less likelihood of cap ture or interference than that menac ing the under-water cargo carrier. Navigation Problems Solved. The transatlantic aerial freighter would be stripped of its military char acter just ns has been done in the case of the U-boat Deutschland., unil this would increase the possible profit making cargo. The navigational prob lems need not balk the Germans. The work the kaiser's Zeppelins have already done both in time of peace and • during the present conflict has shown the sureness with which the boats can be guided night or day from point to point. Long before the outbreak of hostilities the passenger-carrying Zeppelin Victoria Luise made more than 400 trips, and up to the four hun dredth run covered nearly 30,000 miles, carrying upon each run 21 passengers. With all of the experience gained since then, what may not the advent of the super-Zeppelin augur? BEAUTY TURNS ACTRESS i ----—I Mine. Fernando Itocehi Riahouehin sky, who attracted considerable atten tion because of her remarkable beauty when she came to New York city with her husband, Nicholas lliabouchinsky, a wealthy Russian who has been iden tified with the diplomatic service of his country, is now to go on the stage. DOES MOVIE ACT; SUES CITY Rochester Man Goes Through Some Rough Work With Auto on Road. Rochester, N. Y.—Arthur E. Brown did about everything expected of a slapstick motion picture comedian out the Scottsville road the other night, according to his adventures as told in a claim for $110 filed against the city. Mr. Brown was operating an auto mobile through an unlighted detour, when a rear wheel went into mud con siderably over the rim and refused to budge. Brown went around to the re calcitrant wheel and tried to pull the car free. Instead, according to the complaint, this happened: “I sank deep into the soft earth or ashes and fell into a hole filled with iron, tin cans, sticks and other sorts of rubbish, sustaining a deep cut or gash on my right hand, bruises on my left side directly under my left arm. a severe jarring, causing me to become sick, sore, lame and disabled, and I am still sick, sore, lame and disabled, and my suit of clothes worn at this time became soaked with filthy water and mud and is ruined, and my eye glasses were jarred from my nose and were broken. A sharp iron projecting about two feet broke tlie right eye glass and tore the right corner of my eye.” TWO GIRLS ON LONG MOTORCYCLE TRIP •.f>*i .-iriitriiiriiii ■ lo prove that women are an important .'V'c-tor in national preparedness and as resourceful as men in emergencies, r.». Misses Adeline and Augusta Van Bnren of New York, descendants of Prwdent Martin Van Buren, started from New York for Sstn Francisco on th* Srst motorclcle trip across the continent ever attempted by members of tfeti- sex. They expect to cover the 3,814 miles of the trip in easy stages of c«c hundred to two hundred miles a day, and to reach the Golden Gate about August 31. TAN NOW SUCCEEDS ROUGE English Society Women Consider It a Badge of War Time Service. London.—In these days when women are taking up the work of men gone to the front pink and white are no longer considered desirable in a woman’s com plexion and tan has become the fash ionable shade. “You’ve either got to wear a Red Cross uniform or a canteen worker’s brassard or a munitions badge, or a tanned face,” remarked a pretty girl. “If you come back to town with cheeks that are as brown as the earth, people Immediately believe you’ve been help ing to make hay or picking fruit. You don’t need to bother about your com plexion. People don’t expect you to I have one if you’ve been helping fann ers. And think what it saves at the chemist’s!” A small but useful electric railway is contained within a Paris sewer. BERLIN BUTCHER FINED $5,000 Had Secretly Sold Meat at Great Profit*, Despite Govern ment Order. Berlin.—A Cologne butcher named Sommer has been sentenced to Jail for two years and fined 20,000 marks ($5,000) for withholding from sale a large amount of meat and also for se cretly selling meat assigned for sale in Cologne to Dresden dealers at a great profit. STAR PLAYERS SURPASS 1915 PERFORMANCE 'J/TTJIKCSiS?? P1 -■ . iTsajtk —<r~? I ---- I HZM& ZlrtffZFJTJjr •U. 'ic NV ^^>2^ CYMZUWiJ IDOLS OF CHICAGO FANS. •Toe Tinker, Johnny Evprs, Jimmy Sheckard. Artie Hoffman. Harry Stein feldt and Frank Chance were idols on the West side in the pennant winning days, but it is doubtful if they com manded more admiration than Cy Wil liams, Frank Schulte, Heinie Zimmer man, Jimmy Archer and Vic Saier are getting at present on the North side from the Cub fans, writes Oscar Rei chow in Chicago Daily News. These men have won the respect of the fol lowers through their earnest efforts and brilliant playing and richly de serve what they are getting in the way of applause and encouragement. Fans were somewhat worried before the opening of the season whether Zimmerman, Williams, Saier, Schulte and Archer would play up to their standard for Manager Tinker. They have learned since that these star play ers are surpassing their 1915 perform ance in every respect and it has been their combined assiduous efforts that have kept the club in a position to bat tle for a first division place. It has been years since the Cub fans have looked at such playing as Williams, Schulte, Saier and Zimmerman have been supplying to date. From close observation one is almost compelled to say that the task of keep ing tlie Cubs in the race will fail upon Zimmerman, Williams, Schulte and Saier. Their batting is the big point. If they can keep it up and the twirlers hold up their end the Cubs are certain to be on top or near at every stage of the skirmish. What they have accom plished to date is sufficient proof of that, and it is doubtful if four men can be found in tfce National league to equal the wort they are doing. BIG IMPROVEMENT OF YANKS Mighty Bat of John Franklin Baker Great Factor in Winning Games for New York Team. John Franklin Baker, the home-run artist, did not live up to his reputa tion as a slugger in the early games In which the Yankees participated. J. Franklin Baker. Lately, however, the noted walloper has been hitting the ball with his ac customed vigor. The Yankees have shown a big improvement with Baker in the ranks and his mighty bat is bound to be a great factor in winning games for them. PLAY AFTER THREE ARE OUT Batter Hit Home Run, With Bases Full, After Side Had Been Re tired—Umpire Asleep. They must play a lively wideawake sort of game in the Ohio State. In a recent Frankfort-Maysvilie game, after j three men were out a batter hit a | homer with the bases full. After all four men had crossed the plate some body aroused enough from his nap to acquaint the sleepy umpire and play ers that it was against the rules of the game to require four outs, so the umpire said the runs didn't count. PITCHER WORKS IN “MOVIES” Rather Than Join Vancouver Team He Secures Engagement With a Mov ing Picture Concern. Ralph Works, who used to pitch for the Detroit Tigers, does not have to play hall in order to earn a living. He was released by the Los Angeles club the other day and ordered to report to the Vancouver club. But he did not follow Instructions. He just breezed up to Santa Barbara and joined a moving picture company at a salary which he claims is fatter than any he ever received ns a diamond performer. Seven Hits in One Day. Seven good base hits in one day is some record. Russell Blackburne of Toronto made it in a recent double header with Montreal. He got five lilts, three of them doubles, in the first game, and two siugles in the second. Mrs. Dunn Is a Fan. Mrs. James Dunn, wife of the Cleve land president. Is some fan. She has had a ticker Installed in their home so she may receive promptly the baseball returns when the Indians are away from home. wmmmmmmmmmm—mmmmmrn Wmm DIAMONE NOTES If baseball is really better now than it used to be one feels sorry for fa ther. • • * About the best thing that Dutch /willing can do as a* pinch hitter is foul out. • • * It’s hard to make- the enthusiastic fan think everything is wrong on the day the home team wins. * • * Seven National league managers would like to see President Wilson or der the Phils to Mexico. * * * Weather man has hurt the big leagues more this season than the Federal league man did last year. * * * It will be a fairer deal all around in the American league when there's a Coveleskie pitching on each team. • • • Charles Ebbets graciously allows all soldiers in military uniform the cour tesy of Ebbets field without paying. * • * Nobody, however, except the gentle man himself, knows how to pronounce the name of Pitcher I.uque of Louis ville. • • • Here's what a baseball owner said the other day: "I would pay more at tention to baseball, if it wasn’t fi r golf.” • • • Connie Mack owns no diploma, but he makes 15 or 20 highly educated university youths jump through his fingers. • • • Oh, yes, Hans Wagner is an old man. All of the guides tell you that, but you would never secure such an impres sion by his work in the field. • * * To the great dinppointraent of every American league member, Tyrus It. Cobb is not a member of the National Guard of Georgia. • • • Somebody will swear out a warrant for those Cub pitchers pretty soon on a charge of vagrancy, since they have no visible support. * * • No; the leading professions won’t be overcrowded with new college gradu ates as long as Connie Mack is try ing to build a team. * * * Perhaps it was just common sense that enabled the Cleveland club to land Fred Beebe at the time they needed him so much. • • • Babe Ruth of the Red Sox lias a wicked way of feeding baseballs to right-field bleaeherites. Wonder if he knows those pills cost $1.25 per. * * * It is understood that several big j league managers have written to Sec retary Baker at Washington, asserting that they could tip off a number of “soldiers” to him. , • • • The Pirates have Honus Wagner, | the king of pastlmers ; Max Carey, the ] king of base stealers, and A1 Mamaui, i crown prince among pitchers. But it’s < a tough year on royalty. • » • Every time Lee Magee makes a hit or two in a game he is accused of ] finding his batting eye. If they’d let ] Lee alone long enough to find It he’d i find it. « TWO STRICT MANAGERS Castigations Given Players Arc Like Father’s Reproofs. Nothing They Resent So Much ei Newspaper Criticism of Boys Play ing for Them—Will Not Tolerate Interference. M«Graw, manager of the New York National league baseball club. Is very strict with his players, but they all swear by him, for they know that lie is “on the level” with them. The same thing is true of McGraw’s old side partner, llughie Jennings. They may “call” their players unmercifully, in the heat of a diamond battle for some had mistake, hut such castigations are like a father's reproofs to ids sons, and hear no ill will. Let someone else offer criticism, and these two managers will light back just like a parent would were his sons attacked. There is nothing they resent so deep ly as newspaper criticism of their pluy ers. They assume that they tan con duct their own baseball households without outside interference, and as they are the parties responsible for the showing of the teams, they propose to do it. Both are very hotheaded, and for this reason their seats on the bench are isolated and shiny—the former condi tion due to discretion on the part ol the players, and the latter to nervous hitching about, incited by the manag erial view of various plays. If some unlucky wight out on the diamond happens to err, a colleague roosting close to the manager is likely to be the Manager John McGraw. recipient of a spontaneous and un thinking broadside for something not his fault, simply because the mana ger's mind must be freed. The actual offender generally escapes, because so many things happen before he gets back to the bench that his slip is for gotten. McGraw strives eternally to drill his baseball knowledge into the brains of his players. The thing he most abhors is a “bonehead” play. It is for such Manager Hugh Jennings. that he chides his Giants, not for the sort of errors that go into the box scores. If his team should play ortho lox baseball, and yet lose the entire 154 games of a schedule, he would not ivliimper. But if a single game is lost through mental inability to grasp a situation, he raves. He cannot stand that.—Popular Magazine. RESENTS JOSHING ABOUT AGE Speaker Says Doesn’t Matter If Hair Is Getting Gray, So Long as He Continues at Top Speed. Tris Speaker resents being joshed ibout his age. He says that just so ong as he continues to go at top speed it really does not matter how mich the fans “ride” him because his tiair is gray, but that it hurts wheD le is going bad. Speaker refuses tc livulge Ids exact age, but declares that le has been gray since he wns seven :een years of age, and that he is nol ret thirty. Few fans will believe that rris is as young as he would like tc lave people believe, but, nfter all ,vhat docs it matter? He Is playing he greatest game of liis career, and intil he starts to slip the fans In Cleve and will not worry about his gray tair. Job for Mullaney. Dominick Mullaney, former Amerl :an league umpire, has been appointed ;uperintendent of a new public play 'round at Jacksonville, Fla. He will ay out the diamonds and have charge if amateur games under the auspices if a municipal commission. Frank Chance in Luck. Frank Chance Is meeting with some uck in the Pacific Coast league race, iis Los Angeles team is fighting right .round the top and the Peerless Lead* r is feeling much better. i MADE DIG MISTAKE 1 RAVELING MAN “GOT GAY" WITH THE WRONG MAN. Meant His Remarks as a Joke, but Sleepy Individual Whom He Had Abused Could Not See It That Way. A Columbus traveling man telis of an unusual and humorous experience on the road down in south Georgia a few days ago. A salesman had been working that section and found business line. Cot ton sales had been good and the foik had money to buy his commodity ami did buy. So, his work over and an envelope stuffed with orders mailed in the post office, he felt in extraordinary line spirits when he boarded tin- train to go to the next town. The train started off and tie- sales man stood on the hack platform, -mak ing a good cigar and surveying the scenery with great satisfaction, a rather shiftless looking individual «•;.* leaning against a post near the tra< k, a hundred yards or so front the depot. The train had gathered considerable momentum and was going fast when it passed the post. The salesman was in extraordinary high spirits and his good humor had to vent itself some way ; and it expressed itself in this most unusual manner. When the rapidly-moving train passe*! the shiftless-looking man the traveler leaned off the platform, shook his fin gers in the other’s face aud in the course of two or three hilarious sec onds gave him his complete industrial and personal history in terse, crisj phrases. The traveling man was smil ing, and if the citizen had but knowr it, his apparently derogatory remark? were really an expression of overflow ing good nature and satisfaction witl the world, but the sleepy-looking mar couldn't see any thing in it but malic* of the most astonishing and um-xpect ed kind. in me traveling man s astonisnment the sleepy-lookiug man, galvanised intc life, started down tlie track at ful speed after the train, now going quit) fast. It was apparently an unequa race and the man on the platform wa 'ightly amused, although admiring th other's pluck and endurance. In twc >r three minutes, however, he was sur prised to find the speed of tlie train lessening, and as it did so the runner made another spurt. In just a little hit the train came to a dead stop— the engine always paused to g.*t watei there, although this passenger was, nj course, unaware of that fact. Tin Marathon runner in the rear arrived in time to jerk the traveler off the plat form. The classiest kind of tight fol lowed, but when the traveling mar managed to climb back on the platform as the train started off again, he had two well-blacked eyes and his new suit was sadly torn, while the gentlemai whom lie hud decorated with several titles a quarter mile back down thi track, had found and was utilizing an other post and seemed In a state of perfect content.—Macon Telegraph. Predicts a Simple Religion. “When the war is over we are goinj; to have a simple religion, a religion without frills," tlie bishop of Stepnej said, addressing those who took part in the second procession of prayer and intercession service arranged by the Church League for Women’s Suffrage in Hyde Park. "No frills," he added, pointing, amid laughter, to the frills ou iiis own sleeves. “We shall want a religion that will hold us together. We have had a great deal too much of individualism in re ligion. We have had too much of the ology of the jolly miller who lived on tlie hanks of the River Dee. who said. ‘I care for nobody, no, not I. and no body cares for me.’ ” The boys when they came back from die front would not want mere sing ing. or billiurds, diluted with religious thought, but something stronger and firmer, he asserted, and with all his heart he believed we wanted more re ligion. but a real, living, simple relig ion.—London Observer. Speed of the Turtle. The slowness of the turtle again is proved, but he gets there just the same. While hunting on Dantz run in Delmar township, L. R. Van Horn found a large mud turtle. He noticed i steel plate on its back, which bore the inscription “V. D. G„ 4-15-13.” It was supposed that these were the ini ials of V. D. Gross of Tyadaghton. and Van Horn wrote him a letter. He replied that he had found the urtle in Pine creek at Tyadaghton and put on the plate and turned him loose. In two years and seven months his tur tle has traveled 18 miles. Van Horn nas had a copper plate made with his initials and address, and he will send the turtle to some point in the North Tier and have it liberated.—Wellsboro <Pa.) Correspondent New York Sun. Deep-Sea Diving. “Yes. sir; it seems simple enough to put on a diving dress and go down into the sea. but I can assure you that it Is not quite so easy as it looks,” said a jeep-sen diver. “The farther one goes town below the water the greater the pressure, and. consequently, the labor and exhaustion of working is greater. You would probably find 70 feet quite deep enough for your first dive. The pressure on your head would be so great that, not being used to it, your ears and nose might bleed. In diving the rate of ascent is important. If the diver is less than 80 feet below the surface he can be pulled up two feet a second with safety; for greater depths the rate of ascent must bo slower.” In Darkest San Francisco. A superb marble figure of Christ typifying “Christianity Emerging From Paganism,” the work of a famous for eign artist, exhibited at the Panama exposition, was offered as a gift to the city of San Francisco. The women of that city raised $4,000 to meet the cost of transportation and material, but the park commissioners refused the gift on the ground that “the subject was a religious one.”—Leslie’s.