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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postofflce at' -
Chicago, m., Under the Act of March 3, 1879. -
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
.500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a. Year.
VOL. 3, NO. 245
Chicago,. Thursday, July 16, 1914
CONGRESS STIRRED UP BY STORY
OF KILLINGS AT VERA CRUZ
There Will Be a Real Searching Probe All Comes as
Result of Correspondent Boalfs Story of. xx
Shooting of Unarmed Prisoners.
r BY CILSON GARDNER
Washington, D. C., July 16. A
searching congressional investigation
is now seriously threatened as a re
sult of the story told Correspondent
Fred L. Boalt that marines shot down
unarmed prisoners during the taking
of Vera Cruz. The Falconer resolu
tion in the house has taken the lid off
and Senator Poindexter is on the trail
in the senate, where the chance for
action is not' so much hampered by
What congressmen want to" know
is, whether even a little threat of war
like theTera Cruz incident turns our
soldiers into barbarians and repeals
the ordinary laws of civilized warfare.
That the navy officers holding the
court of inquiry at Vera Cruz are apt
to do all in their power to save the
honor of the service is taken for
granted. This is the principal reason
for the demand for action by con
gress. The real charge is one which re
flects on the niilitary, service as a
wlhttle and It can hardly be fairly tried.