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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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THE PRIDE OF THE MEXICAN FLEET
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Zaragozi, wih-its-270 men and its trim appearance is the pride of the
Mexican fleet, bulis- now so old as to be practically useless under fire. The
boat was constructed In $8&, and Hs armor could be penetrated .by the
Bquipmerrt of the-smaller JUnfted States craft. It is 213 feet in length and
carries six 4.7 guns, two six-pbundersand two one-pounders. It has no
torpedo tubes, rts tonnage ;s 1,200.
"STOP THIS DREADFULA!' CRIES MOTHER
OF YOUNG HERO KILLED AT VERA CRUZ
NewYorkjApril 2Sr "Myioy! Oh',
my boy? If I could oiuy Jiave .seen
pra onceim)Ee;if I could have, kissed;
pou before the endl God, God, why
io youpermit Has -0x60011 -war that
tabbed me of my boymy son who
ras so goodlo me, who was so young
md strong:" N
Between hysterical -shrieks, these'
words weresobbed out by Mrs; Lewis
Hackey, 7 Suydanx -street, Brook
lyn, just a few hours after she had
earned that her son, "John P. Schu
nacher, 23, coxwain of thedreao
lough Florida, had been pierced
irough .the. heart-by a Mexican bul-
, let, on the first day of battle at Vera
Cruz.
Heartbroken over the tragic death
vOf her beloved boy, bitter at a ruth
less late that made her one of the
first mothers in the country to experi
ence the death of a loved one, Mrs.
.Mackey abandoned lierself utterly to
sher grief. She was beyonjl consola
tion by the affectionate- comforts of
fered her by a sister,, a'-devoted son
or her husband, Lewis Mackey, step
father of the dead boy. .
, ,lTell ine," .she queried pleadingly,
"what are they Silling each other for
hr that dreadfuL Mexico? I-don-'tun-
Mr f" " V

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