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WATCHFUL WAITING AT VERA CRUZ IN TIMES
OF MEDIATION PREPARE FOR WAR
Challenging and Searching Supposed Corrtrabrands Passing Through American-Lines
at Vera Cruz.
BY FRED L. BOALT "
Vera Cruz. When there is no war,
though the stage is set for it, what,
please, are soldiers and war cor
respondents to do?
One can but watch and wait, and
be ready, and Jook the part, and pre
tend. So Shepherd of the United Press
tand J .rode .out to the little-outpost
on the' beach five miles kortlr 'dfr
Vera. Cruz, We found the sergeant
in" commahd pretending to. be wor
ried. "The-spiggoties have been coming
in since last night," he said, "and
they are bringing their clothes and
pots and pans with them.' They
won't say why they are in such a
hurry to get inside the American
lines, except that there is too much
pom-pom. outside." -
, Oh, fine! The game was getting
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