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THE WASHINGTON TBIES: WEDNESDAY: SEPTE1MBER" 26; 1917, ,
Guynemer's Best Feat and War's Greatest Air Battle, Which Won Victoria Cross C I I J - Cc T . -ai-sa-s. as-Briuas-s. i ---stm i w i a i -w. n .essw -. - " iith ivri --w I- - - - - s y -i --, " ' - Vx "' &' r "' i 'SC J I v- . j ' vx i" . ' ' V -yf , . . . s - i . IT Xv Giiyneiuer's Best Attack. The favorite feat of Guynemer, the French aviator, who is either dead-or a German prisoner, was to pursue' his foe, keeping below him. As he got nearer he threw liis machine up like a rearing horse and'-began firing. If ,he failed tu hit his adversary he kept an his upward flight looping the loop and coming back to renew his at tack from behind. Col. Bees,-British Flyer The diagrams from here on illustrate the engage ment in which Lieutenant 'Colonel Reds fought, single handed, ten German planes. Colonel Rees suddenly found himself -facing this German flotilla.- He-selected A as his first antagonist. Instead of coming .directly to the battle, A circled Col. Rees in pursuit. Finally Colonel Rees hit him and A disappeared. Foujyht Ten German Planes Colonel Rees ther. started for B, and soon put him out of the fight. Meanwhile two German' planes, C and D, started apparently to the rescue of B; when he dropped, however, they continued on their flight to safety. This reduced his opponents to six, and he turned to finish up the task of putting them down, or driving them" behind their own lines. Whipped Them All Singrlehanded The Englishman now engaged E. He did not "get" him, but Tar, in company with three others, F, G.'and H, also discretly fled home, indicating to the intrepid British flyer-that with-a little- farther effort he would have to his record the most amazing victory in. air fight ing of the whole history of that form of battling. He returned to the action in deadly earnest. And Won the Victoria Cross. Then were now only two Germans inthe field. Colonel Rees put down I, while the last one, K, made lor safety. For this great exploit Colonel Rees received the Vic toria Cross. It Js reported, however, that the English authorities had. great difficulty in overcoming Colonel Rees' modesty- sufficiently to get the detailed story of thVexptoit BRITISH BEAT BACK EMS FLANDERS BATTLE (Continued from First Page.) ejgn conditions through its spy sys tenras soon mi it received the Pope's note, and the Austrian government depended on the German findings for Its guidance. Evidences of social and political unrest, with the existence of consid arable bodies of pacifist opinion and "stop the war" demands, apparently were among the things reported by the spies. These, naturally, were re garded as signs of weakening of the enemy, and German spirit suffered. Tommies, Graves -In France Tended By British Women LOXDON. Sept. 26. Twenty women gardeners recetly sailed to France to tend the graves of British soldiers behind the lines. Other contingents are in train ing and will follow to take up the novel duty. BOA URUGUAY TO JOIN WAR ON GERMANY SATURDAY E WILL REGULATE MONEY EXPORTS BUENOS AIRES. Sept. ;6 Decla ration of war against Germany is ex pected by Urugna when the Congress of that nation meets in special ses Eton Saturday. sas a report reach ing here from Montevideo. The Con cress has been called as a result of the action of Argentina In toting yesterday to sever diplomatic rela tions with Germany. A "number of German ships have already been selied b the Urifguaan government, and a rupture has been expected. The Argentine government has not determined on a pulley toward Germany Strict regulation of the exports of gold, silver, and currency will be 'undertaken by the Federal reserve board. The general policy will be to ban exports of gold or silver In large quantities unless it is to pay for mer chandise of corresponding value for consumption in America. Persons leaving for foreign coun tries are permitted to take, only SCOO In gold for each adult. S5.000 in 'cur rency, and ?200 in silver or silver cer tificates. Shipments of coin or cur rency suspected of being for enemy acounts will be prohibited. REHANNWN NMITTEEBT I E MAY FIGHT The Senate Committee on Military Affairs, after a long session today, ordered a favorable report on the promotion of Col. Carl Relchmann to be a brigadier general. The vote In committee was 9 .to 2 in favor of Col onel Relchmann. Senators Myers and I Frellnghuysen were the only ones to' oppose him. j Colonel Relchmsnn u charged with disloyal utterances. Senator' Poindexter or Washington brought the charges to the attention of the. Senate some weeks ago. It is alleged i that at a tea in Chicago and else ' where Colonel Relchmann had ex I pressed pro-German sentiments which ( unfitted him for advancement In the arm. j The view of nearly all the members J of the committee was that Colonel Relchmann. although he had expressed himself indslcreetly on various mat ters, prior to the war was a faithful ' soldier with a good record and that he might be relied upon to do his en tire duty He Is a native of Germany, came to thi country when eleven years old, enlisted In the regular army and rose from the ranks to his pres ent grade. t In spite of the recommendation of the committee It is expected that there will be a sharp controversy over confirmation In the Senate Itself, but It Is thought that Colonel Relchmann will be confirmed. 4 .VjlBiiliiiiiiiiiiiii. LONDON RAID GIVES YANKEE IGHTES B IN THE GRASP 'jB i8 vSSf mmmmmm &' w.s mPv P Trans-Mountain Electric Travel The Dream of Years Realized Prophecy has been crystallized into fact the future has become today the age of electric railroading is here. Giant electric locomotives whose only fuel is the limitless Dower generated bv mountain cataracts haul the heavy steel trains of the "St. Paul Road" across the great mountain ranges of the northwest 651 Miles Electrified ing the 211 miles through this range is well under way. When you travel to Butte, Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and other Pacifc Northwest Cities enjoy a smokeless, cinderless, noiseless trip through the mountains over the mod ern electric way the (Copyright Underwood & Underwood. 14. CAPT. GEORGE GUYNEMER. Captain Guynemer has been missing since September 11, when he started on a reconnoissance flight over Flanders. Victor in fifty-two air battles, it is believed he may have been vanquished at last. 3 GREA T FL YERS LOSE LIVES OR ARE PRISONERS Through the Belt, Rocky and Bitter Rootmountains for 440 miles electricity has superseded steam as motive power and soon the puffing steam locomo tive will yield its place to the electric giant in the Cascade mountains in Washington, as the work of electrify- CHICAGO M ilwaukee & St Paul RAILWAY Sail for tlxtHflcatian Ulaaiare firing JitM particular) efnii tlapendout athlaancnl ailtat ULO. J. LINCOLN, General Agent, 818 Chei'-nut St, P.Vladilphia, Pa. mm i wmmmiMi MimffwfflMMMiiummwmtMMummmiiii umm in Aviation has claimed a toll of three of thf moat brilliant figures that the present war has produced, according to dispatches from the front today France, Germany, and the United States each mourn the loss of an aero star CapL George (Juynemcr, famous French airman. Is reported lost after ulnglns fifty two enemy planes; Lieu tenant Yoe, leading Herman aviator. Is official reported Killed, after brlnRlngr down fifty allied plana. Douglas MacMonapIe, of San l'ran clsco. whose dann had won for him rapid promotion, I" reported a victim of an aerial fni;aKcmcnt ebterda. Citjnrnier Onlj SI. Guynemer was only tw.nt-one j cars of age, MacMonagle waa a unl verslt) student, and Vose Is said to hae been u oung man 9 Two eir ago (Jujnemer wai a simple s.ldier in the ranks, a plare he won oiil after being five limes re jected b medical inspectors. He was on) I went one ears of age. Today all France mourns when It Is unoftlciall reported that he has been toil and has possibly been Killed. r aptaln fiinnemer nai last heard frm when Ii started a rcconnolsance flight over Flanderp fter a bref term In the ranks. Captain unmer joined thf aviation corps lie n5e rapid! in rank, win nlng the Crnpf of the Legion off Honor, the Militar Medal, the War Cros and almost all honors that hi country could bestow When he marched in th Kmirtli of Jul parad he was showered with flowers by the people and applaucc greeted him wherever he ue)it. In i spite oi the honors conferred upon I him, Captain (Iunemcr was coneld- i ered one of the most modest men In I France I Wins Itnnk or "Are. i Gu) nemer w on his rank of "ace In Februar of last ear when he brought down his fifth enemy plane In rapid tuccesslon victories followed. The oung aviator participated in many spectacular flights and had many nariow escapes. In March he 1 I was wounded What Is considered the most re markable acii ie etnent In the air since the beginning of the war was accomplished 'by Captain (2u nemer f I just one ear ago whc he brought! down three German planes In two minutes and thirty seconds On another oceasfon he displayed Ills daring when he de'scen d be twecn the French and (German lln j. and then made his escape. Captain Gu; nemer carried no gun ner. He operated his afrplane alone, serlng both as gunner and pilot. Along with the announcement of the probable loss of Captain Guynemer comes an official report from Uerltn that Lieutenant Vohse. a leading C - man aviator, has been killed In an aeclal flight with his fiftieth adver sary Voie was recognized as the greatest German airman. PAWS, Sept. "G Douglas Mac Mftnagle, former University of Call fornla student, was Killed In an aerial flight Mondat. according to a report from the French front He was pro moted to a .ergeantc on August i5 after only three months service at the front. MacMonagle Joined the Iafaette Ilscadrllle last June, and early dlstln gitUhed himself in a number of thrill ing operations undertaken by Amerl ran airmen. He was decorated with the war cros for braery under fire on August i ta Own Funeral. Captain Gu nemer, ducrlblng one of his battles with enemy planes, once told this stor of how he felt when one of the wings of his machine vua turn awaj . "I felt tnself dropping It was 10 nno feet to the tarlh. and. like a nash. I saw m funeral, with mj saddened comrade marching be hind the. gun carriage to the ceme tery. I pulled and pushed every lever I had, but nothing would check my terrific descent. VFlve thousanu feet from the earth the wrecked machine begat, to turn hoinersatilt?, but 1 was strapped Into the seat. I do not know what It was, but something happened and I felt the speed lessen. But suddenly there was a tremendous crash and when I recovered my serines I had been taken from the wreckage and was all right. ISHITS FAREWELL TODAY. Viscount Isliil will bid farewell to President U Peon this afternoon, pre llmlnary to the Japanese mission's early return home. F FIRST WAR TASTE Br LOWELL rELLETT, (United Press Staff Correspondent) LONDON, Sept. :i.-jUpwrd of 100 American soldiers and sailor' cot their first taste of war during; the air raids of the past two nights on London. They liked It. The sound of the anti-aircraft grins, bringing to them the first warning; of the raid, was greeted with a cheer. They marched out Into the street from the Y. 1L C. A. hut. where they were plarlng- cards and pool, singing; -We're Coming. Kaiser Bill." After the raid they returned to their games and Joined the British In denunciation of the "baby killers." Casualties Reach 103.' A preliminary report by Lord French Indicated that there were two separate raids during; last night. The first group of flyers failed to .reach London, being; driven off by hot' fire from anti-aircraft guns and aero planes. The second raid was of brief dilation. French's statement said. "Six were killed and six teen Injured. The second group of raiders uu driven off. With the casualties reported the total killed and wounded in the raids of Monday and Tuesday nights amounted to 105. The American soldiers and sailors brought under the fire of the raiders wanted to rush Into the street to see the attack at the first sound of the guns. The .sergeant In command or dered them first to return to the pool and card tables at which they were playing. Then he commanded them to form. In line, two abxeasL One man stopped and carefully racked the pool balls and put the cards away. The sergeant sent his little detach ment forward and they marched out and across the street to cellars. EUROPEAN WAR NEWS SUMMARY The powerful German atlaet against the British defenses on the high gToasd east of Tpres on the west Flanders front, aimed at forestalling- aat pefsibir preventing- a new British How, failed of . its object in two-fold fashion. Today's reports from the British front . recorded the-bej-innini; of the expected new drive. The German at tacks thntj failed ntterly in aehierins the principal aim, and, more over, was itself saa-rmjaarilr repulsed previous to the beginning of the new British offensive. Field Marshal Higs first report concerning- the new British, drire .and the ovlj one yet at hand sires no definite details as to tho extent or the initial success of the movement. He states that tho British attacked "on a wide front" and that his troops are making good progress. The attack was delivered east and northeast of Tpres. The previous German attack apparently had no effect whatever on the ability of the British (o strike a new blow at will. The German attack was begun under cover of a heavy mist, and seemingly was intended to surprise the British. The artillery prep aration had been going en for the previous twenty-four hours, vigor ously replied to by the British guns. The German attacking wava was dispersed and driven back on the greater part of the attacking front, but at several points the British defenses were penetrated. A similar attack, though in somewhat lesser force, was delivered by the Germans against the .French positions east of the Mense, on the Verdan front, between the Fosses and Chanmes' woods, a distance of more than a mile along that part of the French positions on their right wing northeast of Verdan. The German attack war made with specially selected "shock" troops, supported by liquid fire and fol lowing terrific heavy artillery preparation. Here, too, the Germans met with failure. They were beaten back with the grenade and the bayonet. On the-Rassian front, the chief activity still continues in the Riga sector. The-Germans-made an attempt to regain ground captured by the Russians, south of the FskofT high road, near the so-called Rumeni farm, but were repulsed, 'according to the report from ePtrograd. BOY OF 14, DRUNK, SHOOTS UP SCHOOL YORK, Pa,, Sept. CO. Murray Sny ler. fourteen years old.' a farmer's boy, residing, near Vr'lnterstown, Is charged with shooting up the town ship school, nea-!y, "hooting the teacher, MIs Viola Bowman, and 'ter rorising the children. Officers captured the boy. whom they found hidden under a pile of bed The very pinnacle of footwear fashion for Fall and Winter wear. A simple, yet smart English model that bespeaks ele gance and refinement. 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With the final report of the Federal Trade Commission before him the President Is expected to issue a state ment within a few days fixing the prices of oil and gasolene. - i ; '