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Scono at tho burial of forty-threo English Bailors whoso bodies drifted
ashoro at Qrnvenzando (Hook of Holland). Tho men wero tnombors of tho
crows of tho Cressy and other British vessels sunk by tho QertnniiB.
Hbw-"Republique" Went to Her
End Graphically Described
BOMBS DROP FROM CLOUDS
Terror-Strlcken Citizens Sea French
Machine Burst Into Flames After
Spectacular Fight, Then Qo
Out In Darkness and Night.
Tho following word plcturo portraying
a phantom night battle between nlrslilpn,
and the terror of a municipality under
nn norlal bomb attack, comes from Ber
lin. nlthoiiKh It wne written nn tho scene
described herein. Owing to tho strict Eu
ropean cpiisoral'.lp, however, tho corre
spondent wns riot permitted to Klvo the
name of the town about which ho writes
Berlin. The llttlo French town Is
lying asleep. It can do so In safety,
becauso tho patrol h are awnko. But
on tho other sldo of tho mountain
" Miere la no sleep. Tho placo Is hum
ming like a beehive. But there Is per
fect order. Every one Ib at his place.
They are preparing for tho march.
Patrols havo returned with the re
port that the plain Is froo from the
enemy. The little town Is tho placo
they mean to march to. Thoy think
the town Is empty. The fact that tho
French had come In had not been
made known. Thoy camo out of the
forest, through which they marched
during the night; and early In tho
morning they inarched In, hlddon by
Now tho town is a small camp.
Every house a fortress. The superior
officers have taken up their quarters
In tho city hall. All lights aro out.
The mayor asks: "Why?"
Ho Is told:
"Because the Germans have air
ships." Tho mayor makes tho sign of tho
cross. He has heard of the Zeppelin.
"But wo also have airships," the
Tho French captain nods:
"One of them will go up this night.
It will fly over tho hills to vIbU them
At night the officers aro entertained
by the town. All townfolks of distinc
tion are present. Tho notary makes
a passionate speech about the brave
army. Tho colonel thanks him In tho
namo of his comrades. Ho speaks
highly of the town and Its hospitality.
Two hours later, only tho men on
guard aro still on tholr legs But tho
mayor did not go to bed: nlso, tho
clorgymen and notary nro waiting.
What for? For tho Republlquo.
This Is tho famous neroplouo
which tho captain spoke.
Night Dark and Windy.
Tho sky Is dark nnd ovorenst with
thick clouds. Only from tlmo to tlmo
ho dim light of tho moon steals
through these denso masses. But
quickly It grows dark ngaln. Tho wind
whlBtloa through the forest and
through tho vlnoyards into tho town,
banging shutters nnd doors.
Whero Ib tho Republlquo? N
Tho townsfolk havo been wnlting
now for an hour, with their oyea fixed
on tho dark sky but nothing noth
ing. Now thoy henr a peculiar nolso re
sounding through tho darkness from
abovo. Thoy atretch tholr necks. But
their oyes aro unablo to ponetrato tho
darkness. They listen Intently.
Tho humming and buzzlug become
More distinct. It sounds as If a gigan
tic bird wero rapidly moving forward
on his wings. Now they seo some
thing or do they only believe they
seo It? floating through tho air Hko
a torpedo. Tho French mayor would
like to shout for Joy, "Vivo la Re
publlquel" Now tho buzzing has turned Into
rattling and crackling. It seomu to
tho mayor as If ho saw small lights,
flickering, extinguishing and flaring
up again. Now all has disappeared
again In tho darknosa; only the buz-
IN MR HS
zing still Is heard tho heavy stroke
of tho wlnga of tho gigantic bird.
But behind tho mountain tho Ger
mans nro on tho lookout. Tho guards
at tho aviation post don't know Bloep.
Tho eyes of tho officer; nt the tolo
graph aro as bright now na at noon.
Now a Bpark nnd tho writing lover
splutters daBhea dots. ,
Ho has sighted tho Republlquo! A
Bhrill whistled signal glveB tho alarm
in tho station.
Tho ftepubllquo muBt not pass over
tho mountain. They will try to
catch her or drive her back nt least.
Brief commands nro given proclso
Instructions. A few mlnuteB Inter a
heavy blplano stands ready to start
A short examination of tho wires
and supports, then tho pilot nnd ob
server tako tholr places. Tho motor
Is started, the apparatus staggers In
wido Jumps .over tho ground, nnd sud
denly It shootB up with a last power
ful pull. It disappears Into tho dark.
Tho compass neodlo bIiows tho way.
Thoy fly higher and higher; tho
ridges of tho mountain becomo visi
ble or a long, dnrk strip. Now tho
blplano passes over thorn In smooth
flight. It koops In tho dark. Tho
wind blows against It. Tho apparatus
goos still higher. Now tho moon
breaks through tho clouds for a mo
ment, giving a quickly disappearing
track or light, enough to show tho
Uopubllquo nt a distance.
The enemy Is discovered.
Now caution nnd courago are need
ed. Perhaps tho Fronch airmen havo
UkowlBo seen tho German. Then there
will bo a llfo nnd death struggle.
But as a matter of fact tho Repub
llquo has no warning of tho approach
of the German blplano, which Is Hying
as wlft as nn arrow, going higher and
Like two birds of prey swooping
upon ono nnother thoy come. Tho bl
plano Is more easily handled. The ob
server looks Into tho darkness with
Bharp oyes; tho apparatus moves for
ward In roaring and rushing flight.
Where Is tho Republlquo?
Hurls Bombs on Town.
Another hour passes. Then the
Gorman biplane Is directed earthward.
Below lies tho llttlo town liko a dot.
Tho apparatus descends lower nnd
lowor. Tho searchlight sends a Hash
over tho ground like lightning.
Tho mayor, who has not yet gone to
bed, hastens to tho window. Another
flnsh of light. Ho looks up, Bees only
a shadow. But thoy In tho aeroplane
have seen enough men and guns.
And now something falls down from
tho height, like a stone, not aimed,
but yet a hit. Tho missile bursts, a
Are Bhenf throws up Bparks, splinters,
crncklng. The mayor Btarts back,
thunderBtruck, cries, rushes out.
Flames break out on tho market; more
cries; walls fall Into ruins; the people
Soldiers receive commands. Now
shots go whizzing up townrd tho Ger
Another bomb Is thrown to tho
ground, causing death and destruc
tion, nnd lealng paralyzing horror.
i The German blnlnno. linunvnr i,a
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uini.uui.u in mo nenni ocean. It Is
i iuii iiiKiu. it tries to como up with
tho Republlquo. It nscends In n wide
curve. Suddenly thdro is n buzzing
noise boforo it. It must bo tho
Frenchman. It seems that ho got lost
In tho dark. A yell of triumph es
capos tho observer. Tho apparatus
mounts quickly In a spiral curve. In
deed, It la tho Republlquo!
Tho German airship Victoria now la
like n hawk, measuring tho dlstnnco.
Now tho searchlight plays, and It
bends llnbhes of light over tho Repub
llquo. Bombs aro thrown. Tho observer
watchea them In tho quick light. Ono
slnka Into tho night; another one
nlBo; but tho third ono make: a hit
It strikes tho storn!
Tho Ropubllque. unablo to fly over
tho enemy, moves along with dimin
Now tho Victoria Is preparing for
tho finishing stroko. It swoops down
Hko nn caglo, Buro of Its pro. The
airship seems to stand on end.
And now bomb after bomb drops
down with nlmost mathonintlcal ex
actness. Tho Republlquo groans and
writhes from her gaping wounds. She
Is mortally hurt. Tho linen covering
tho wings hang about tho rods liko
flesh cut to shred. Now It blazes up
a gigantic firework. Then tho French
airship goes out in darkness mi
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HER SON FIGHTS FOR BRITAIN
German Woman Encounters Lad
Chance In Railway Station
London. A well-known German
woman, who Ib married to an English
man, had a curious experience In Lon
don. Her son, fifteen years old, is a
cadot in u British naval school, and
it wns her intention to get her son
and tako him to Franco to study
Sho reached England In tho first
days of tho mobilization. As sho got
out of nor train at Victoria station
sho saw a procession of naval cadots
pass nlong tho plntform. Sho stopped
ono of tho youngsters.
"Aro you not from tho school?"
fiho naked hltn. Upon his replying
affirmatively, sho naked what the
cadots wero doing In London.
"Why, wo aro being mobilized,"
was tho reply.
"Mobilized! You aro not colnK tc
tho warships?" she domnnded.
"That's what thoy Bay."
"Tell me, la Cadet X with you?"
"I bcllevo ho la on the other side
of tho station."
Tho mother rushed over thcro and
soon found her son. Ho and his fel
lows wero nbout to boafd" an outgoing
train, nnd sho had only a few minutes
to be with him. Then ho left for a
seaport, nnd was put on a warship
and commissioned n midshipman.
GANGRENE MICROBE IS FOUND
American Ambulance Service Sur
geons In France Make Discovery
of Greatest Importance.
Paris. A microbe causing gangront
In bullet and shrapnel wounds hat
been discovered by Drs. James Scar
lett nnl Georges Desjnrdlns of tht
American nmbulance service.
Previously Initial cultures nil wen
Impure, lending to the belief of sclcn
tists that tho disease wns caused not
by a single germ, but by a combination
of germs. After much reaearch and
experimentation on horses nnd guinea
pigs, a single bacillus has been discov
ered nnd Isolated nnd tho scrum le
being prepared by Dr. Henri Welsberp
of tho Paatcur lnatltute.
The discovery Is expected In medical
circles to havo world-wide Importance
Tho Bcruni la being Injected Into pa
tlentB on tho battlefield In the earl
BtageB of Infection, obviating nmputa
tlona nnd preventing a great loss ol
GERMANY IS ALWAYS READY
Chicago Man Relates an Incident lltus.
tratlng Germany's Prepared
ness for War.
Chicago. Much has been salt
about the preparedness of the Oer
mans for war. A Chicago man relntec
More than two years ago a subor
dlnate German officer of the arm
was showing an American some thlngi
about the Gorman way of being nl
ways ready to mobolize. They came
upon an army wagon fully loaded
Horseshoes wore dangling from bo
neath tho wagon.
"Where are your horses?" asked
"For this particular wagon," replied
tho German, "ono of tho horses Is at
John Smith's farm, tho other at the
farm of John Jonee. The shoes that
you see here have been fitted to those
GERMAN OFFICERS FEW NOW
Rules for Promotion From Ranks Are
Modified to Make Up the
Bordeaux. O dispatch from Genevt
to tho Temps says that owing to the
enormous losses In officers tho'Ger
man military authorities are now per
mitting tho promotion of non-commissioned
officers and even private sol
diers who distinguish themselvos In
tho fnco of tho enemy to tho rank ol
offlcer on tho simple recommendation
of a colonel and without tho previous
submission of tho nomination, ns here
tofore, for tho approbation of other
officers of tho regiment.
This is supposed to bo a concession
of a democratic nnturo and Ib certain
to bo greatly disliked by tho orlBto
cratlc casto officers.
SAVES SEVEN OF THE ENEMY
Wounded German Rescues French
men and Becomes a Hero In the
PnrlB. "Among tho wounded men
from tho fighting on tho Yser was a
young German with n bloodlose, Intel
lectual faco. His head was a mass of
bandages. Ho had Just been taken
from a Rod Cross train and placed
tenderly In a bed In an Improvised
hospital. Tho nurses gathered around
him, somo of thorn In tears.
'"He saved the lIvosBof seven
Fronch soldiers.' This, written on a
blood-stnlned sheet of packing paper
pinned upon a blanket, told that tho
young German was a hero. That was
all the French ambulance men found
tlmo to tell us."
Censor Leaves Headlines.
Paris. After passing through tho
consor's hands, tho Intranslgeant ap
peared recently with headlines In tho
llrst column of nn nrtlclo on Gorman
trade-murks. Tho signature of tho
writer, Leon Ballby, also nppeared.
but tho entlro text of the atnrv wm
missing. Tho column was Blmoly
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Princeton Is having a hard tlmo de
veloping a first-class quarterback.
Tho University of Chicago football
toam Is much improved. Ho is ablo to
be out and direct scrimmage.
Yalo's victory analyzed seomo to be
a triumph for "eastern football" im
ported from tho west.
Army nnd navy wasto n lot of valu
able tlmo quarreling over tho annual
football gamo that thoy mlcht nrnflt-
ably ubo In trying out a new submarlno
Peter Callac, a Mission Indian from
California, and for two sensons a Car
lisle back, has been appointed to suc
ceed BuBCh ns captain of Warner's
Wilcox, tho sophomoro Haughton is
grooming ns quarter for Harvard,
reeled off tho double furlonc Inst
spring In 48 4-5. Glvo that young man
a 'clear field and Brickley's too won't
Walter Steffen, tho former Univer
sity of Chicago playor, considered to
bo ono of tho greatest quarterbacks In
the history of western football, is hav
ing success in Pittsburgh, where ho is
coaching the Carnegie Tech eleven.
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And just think
George Stnlllngs Is arranging to
train his band of Bravea at Macon
It is whispered that Dick Rudolph
and Hank Gowdy nre much better ball
players than actors.
United States government did not
havo to build any extra reserve banks
to hold tho profits of buscball for tho
None df tho Braves will Jump to the
Federals this winter. A winner's sur
est insuranco is tho belief of tho men
that thoy will repeat.
Tho St. Louis Browns havo signed a
fellow named Vandcrcammen and he
never will reach tho box score If the
ecribea can prevent it.
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Harry Payne Whitney has started
shipping his horses back to this coun
try from his farm at Newmarket, Eng
land. Horso racing is at an end in
England because of tho war.
C. K. G. Billings has placed his re
cently acquired magnificent stock farm
on tho market The millionaire own
er objects to excessive valuation
placed on his blooded horses by Ken
tucky tax appraisers.
August Belmont is taking advantage
of tho European crlslB and its star
tling lesson on the need of tho thor
oughbred horse, to warn tho American
government that breeding of the,
American thoroughbred must be re
Maurice Daly wtfuld arrange a
match at 18.1 between Poggenberg and
Erie Beck, who Daly believes can
beat any of tho amateur players at
Ab we tako it, Melbourne Inman has
begun to figure that he has lost 11,000
ns much as if he had wagered the sum
on tho prospects of tho Philadelphia
Just when a lot of us were going
to bo happy becauso somebody could
beat Willie Hoppe, ho turned around
nnd conquered tho British about a
million to nothing.
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Al Reich Is gottlng rid of the bolls
that prevented his meeting Jim Flynn
in Now York.
A match between Carl Morris and
Jess Wlllnrd Is bolng arranged by
Larry Gilbert of tho Boston Braves
may aasumo tho rolo of reforeo at tho
Now Orleans clubs this winter.
Boxing Is taking a spurt in Massa
chusetts, Chlcopeo and Cambridge
opening cluba with lively meets.
Dick Hyland's star Is Betting. Red
Watson rccontly put him out In tho
thirteenth round of a bout at Frhjco.
Expert eastern polo players, as well
as teams from Hawaii and South
America, aro expected to tako part in
the championship events to bo played
on tho Pacific coast, starting on Janu
ary 1, 1915. Tho dates will form a cir
cuit in turn ot tho events at Riverside,
Pasadena, Coronado and San Mateo,
to bo followed by the opening of the
Panama-Pacific grounds on March 14
(or continuous games until May 1.
OPEN STYLE GAME
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(Dy FRANK G. MENKE.)
Football haB been lifted from a
fame that lacked tho spectacular to
i gamo that is filled with tho spec
acular hy tho almost universal adop
lon this year of tho open stylo game.
In other yoare, when line-smashing
uled, tho gamo had few real thrills
'or tho spectators. They would see
Jie teams lino up and then thoy would
tee 22 men pile one on top of tho
ither. Tho samo thing would be re
eated time and again, with a varla
lon now and then with nn end run.
3ut there was no, open playing. All
f tho playing was done by a massed
irowd of players. Very often the
)layers were grouped together so
iloaely that tho spectators could not
tee the ball passed.
But this year, with lateral passes,
Iouble passes, triple passes, forward
passes and other trick playa predoml
latlng, the game has been lifted to a
joint whore tho spectators can see
learly everything that Is going on.
rhero Is not prettier play, from the
ipectator's viewpoint, than a triple
pass, and most of the big college
STRONG KICKING BIG ASSET'
Accurate Punting In Football Offset
Ground Gained by Running At
tack, Says Eckersall.
That punting and kicking In the
.'Ight place will more than offset the
rardage to be gained by the running
rame or open attack has been proved
loveral times this year In Important
tames, writes Walter Eckersall in
Bellows, a Wisconsin Star.
Chicago Tribune. Games have been
won through punting when tho vic
torious eleven had no running attack,
nnd although coaches of tho leading
elevens havo not resorted to this style
of play as much as in the old days,
tho kicking gamo Is one of the best
styles to play, especially if two teams
aro evenly matched.
The kicking game is as strong as it
ever was, but yearB of experience
have taught the coaches to combine
tno running attack and punting. For
tho mont nnrt ihn mint... !,,' not .
reived the credit rtwwrvea. and I
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teaniB are using this play with con
Tho open gamo speeds tho garni
and It has robbed football of much ol
Its former danger to combatants. The
old stylo game consisted In tho main
of lino plunging of drives at centei
against the tackles and against the
guards. All these wero mass plays,
and no matter how weak tho offensive
lino or how powerful tho opposition
backfleld, very few teams wero able
to average better than three yard
on a drive at tho line.
Under the new system, with the for
ward pass and the double and triple
passes permissible, gains of anywhere
from ten to forty yards aro possible
in one play. Yale, by the use of the
double and triple pass and by the
occasional use of a forward pass often
made gains of 20 and 25 yards against
Notre Dame. It was the use" of the
plays that won for Yalo In that game,
and It was becauso Washington and
Jefferson was more expert In those
new plays than Yale that gave the
Washington and Jefferson team its vie
tory over Yale.
also for tho most part tho running at
tack within striking distance Imb been
estimated from the viewpoint of Its
final march rather from that of tht
type of kicking which mado this
Open football, passing of all klpds,.
does not mean tho death of the kick
ing game by any means, and that
fact has been emphasized In rodent
games. The punting game insures a
lack of waste effort that is not pres
ent when there is a determined effort
to drive down tho field. The game
as it is played today Is not as long aa
it used to be. Although tho minutes
of serlouB action are few and far be
tween, there is wear and tear that is
duo in most cases to the attitude, ot
eternal vigilance. " ""
Watching tho other fellow success,
fully has becomo increasingly difficult
More generally than over before the
opinion has gained ground that .tho
best thing to do Is to hand tho other
player tho ball on tho slightest prov
ocntlon. Contintal passing places thB
defensive eleven on tho alert at ail
times, and It is this mental strain
which tires tho players as much aa
tholr physical efforts.
NUMBERING PLAN MAKES HIT
Interest of Spectators at Football
Games Increased Tenfold by
Adoption of System.
Tho system of numbering football
players Is now in general uso through,
out tho country, nnd tho Interest o!
tho spectators In tho gamo has been
A few coaches who Btood out
against tho numbering plan at tho
start of tho season havo had their ob-
jouuons swept asido and it is a cer
tainty that every team in tho country
wilT number Its players next year.
Rudolph's First Big Game.
Some btatistlclan has discovered
that Dick Rudolph's first major Icaguo
gamo (ho waB then a Giant) wa
twirled against tho Boston toam. The
date was Soptembor 30, 1010. and ho
performed for but ono inning, In which
he allowed ono run and two hits.
Herzog to Remain.
According to an official statement
from Garry Herrmann, president of
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