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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Vera Cruz, Nov. 23. Funston's
one-time "expeditionary force" is
ready to sail for the United States.
Unless there is some extraordinary
emergency all the" transports will be
loaded and ready to sail for home by
tonight. The embarkation was in
full swing today. Forces worked all
day yesterday putting army sup
plies aboard the ships.
Up to early today no representa
tive of any of the Mexican factions
had appeared in answer to Brig. Gen.
Funston's invitation to take formal
charge of the city upon its evacua
tion by the American forces. There
will be no delay in the departure of
the American troops on this account,
however. Gen..Funston will simply
leave the city to whatever faction
may happen to be on hand to con
trol it.
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 23. -With 102
artillery pieces, Gen. Felipe Angeles,
principal lieutenant of Gen. Francisco
Villa, is hammering at the gates of
Guadalajara, second city in import
ance in the republic of Mexico. He
has 15,000 troops engaged.
Angeles sent a dispatch today to
his chief that theassault had opened
and Villa in turn instructed him to
level the city if necessary to take it.
The vanguard of Gen. Villa's army,
which is marching against Mexico
City, has halted at Cazadero, fifty
miles from Tula, where Villa expects
Washington, Nov. 23. Sec'y of the
Navy Daniels today ordered investi
gation of interview attributed to
Capt. Walter N. HilL "who had charge
of the marines at the taking of Vera
Cruz, in which he was quoted as de
claring. '
"They will .be-looting and burning
Vera Cruz probably before midnight,
if the American forces leave there as
they a.re scheduled to do."
Sec'y Daniels said he wished to
make no comment until Gen. Bar
ney cgnjnianjdervof t,hejnarine cgrpB,
had learned whether ,the'7iJHervjejY ,
was correct, but he added: "Any manT
who makes such a statement is not
fit for service in the United Statey
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London. , War having destroyed
the market for fish hooks, manufac
turers of that article are making knit
ting needles for which they have so
far been unable to supply the de
mand. Amsterdam. The only- animals left
in the Antwerp zoo are the elephants
which the Germans are using to drag
their big guns,
London. Punch suggest in a re
cent issue that, owing to the Boer
uprising in South Africa, under Ma
ritz, the town of ' Pietermaritzburg
change its name to Petrobethegrad.
London. A friend meeting Prince
Louis of Battenberg, when the latter
was being severely criticized as First
Lord of the Admiralty, said, joking
ly, "I thought you were in the Tow
er." Prince Louis replied, "You are
quite astern of the news. I was shot
last Friday."
Copenhagen. The German war
office has ordered printed 1,000,000
pocket editions containing German
war songs, for distribution at the
Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 23. The
prosecution rested its case against
Henry Siegel, one-time merchant
prince, shortly before 11 o'clock to
day. Joseph E. Fridday, secretary of
Henry Siegel & Co. of Boston, was
the final witness against Siegel. He
told of the "inside meetings" of the
Siegel brothers and himself, at
which, the prosecution claims, au
thorization was given for the alleged
"doctoring" of the concern's books.
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Five men bound watchman at sa
loon of Blue Ribbon Catering Cq.,
2110 B, Wabash. Blew safe, Got
$472, , "'....
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