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GERARD AND THE BLACK
New picture of James W. Gerard,
"I'-scaiugtoii, (allowing liis recall
from Germany. The picture shows
Gerard carrying the black bag
which he had always in his posses
sion from the time he left Germany
until he arrived in Washington. The j
bag contained important documents
which Gerard would" not entrust to
FRENCH GUNNERS BRING DOWN
ZEPPELIN IN PARIS STREETS
ALL OF CREW KILLED. j
Paris, March 19. From 11,000 as
feet in the sky, French expert anti
aircraft gunners last week at Com
peigne brought down in blazing ruins .
giant German Zeppelin, one of a
number apparently returning from a
raid on England.
It fell in one of the main streets of
the city a charred mass, those of its
crw who remained aboard being
burned into, unrecognizable masses. -Two
or three of the crew, mad with
pain of the flames and certain of
death, preferred to meet it ptherwise
than in a mass of fire and jumped
thousands of feet to the earth.
Thousands gathered in the streets
to listen to the rattle of the anti-aircraft
guns and to cheer the marks
men. When one monster of the sky
was hit there was a tremendous out
burst of cheering.
Meanwhile the Zeppelins from
their "Vast height aloft had launched '
several bombs at the town. No one1 '.
was hurt by them and the damage"
was insignificant. The greater peril
came when the blazing mass of the
stricken Zeppelin shot down from
aloft, gathering momentum as it fell
nearly wo miles from the sky, but
no one was injured.
Washington. American exports
and imports decreased almost $190,
000,000 in February first month of.
unrestricted German U-boat-warfare
according to report of department
Even crowned heads are going up
in the air.