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COUPLE MEET, LOVE U. 5. RELY ON REBELS
AND ELOPE IN JUST ? TO TAKE CARE OF THE
"TWENTY-FOUR HOURS MEXICAN SITUATION
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice at
Chicago, DL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
Daily Except Sunday.
N. D. Cochran, g Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. fTlP By Mail, Except in i
500 South Peoria St. 398 Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL.3, NO. 186 Chicago, Wednesday, May 6, 1914 ONE CENT
AMERICAN GIRL HEROINE OF THE
RECENT BATTLE AT VERA CROZ
She Stood at the Top of a Flight of Stairs for Eighteen
Hours With a Rifle ik Hand Says She Would Have ,'
Picked the Mexicans Off But the City Fell , ,
and She Is a Heroine,
BY HARRY C. FARMER
Vera Cruz, May 6- Miss Clarita
Cameron, 19-year-old American girL
is the heroine, of the hour in Vera
Cruz. Everybody, soldiers, sailors,
marines, all admit that there's more
bravery and heroism in Miss Clarita
than in any bjg, strong warrior in
She sat on the top stair in her
home here for eighteen long hours
"wlthflut sleeping, riflex in hand, wait
ing, expecting every minute that a
horde of brutal Mexican ruffians
would burst in the door and try to
drag her with ther retreating Huerta
army, into a captivity far more dread
edvthan death itself!-
By her side, during all those sleep
less hours, stood her father, saving
one last bullet, -which would 'have
saved his daughter from Mexican
hands, had they been overpowered
by large numbers!