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iTbey have their nines, and they
save' their centavos to buy a ticket to
the rickety bleachers out on the
water front when the Aguilas play a
soldier or sailor team.
And a Mexican fan can throw more
fits in a game than the wildest-eyed
Chicago bug that ever got an after
noon off to attend the funeral of his
Rumors on the plaza! Jumpy little
rumors,' of unknown parentage,
which wreak havoc on nerves frayed
by heat and waiting.
Another -federal attack has been
made upon the water-works at Tejar.
The federals have been seen in force
by the outposts on the extreme north.
A federal plot to poison the water
supply has been foiled. The rebels,
coming down from Tampico, have
caught the federals, as in a trap,
pressing them closer and closer to the
Ugly rumors born of lies.
"Bang!" just around the corner.
And again "bang!"
Glasses containing iced drinks fall
from trembling fingers to the flagged
floor of the portales. Timid ladies
scream and flng themselves upon uni
A stout captain of infantry the
irresistible force collides with a
stout major of marines the immov
able object both going somewhere
No time for apologies or exchange
of amenities. Vera Cruz is being at
tacked! Only the provost guards know
what to do. They mass at every cor
ner, closing the streets.
'What says -headquarters?
The federals are attacking and
they are not! Cavalry is teing rush
ed and it is not! Field artillery has
left and it has not!
A period of dreadful waiting.
Meanwhile the night is hot. 'We
clap our hands, and the waiters come.
We order more iced drinks. A squad
of the guard marches past, bearing I
in their midst the explanation a Joy
The bluejacket's shore leave had
expired. He didn't want to return to
his ship. A beautiful time was being
He had tried to run from the guard,
and the marines had fired two rifle
shots in the air!
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