VER& CRUZ BOMBARDED
MANY .BUILDINGS IN RUIN
DIPLOMATIC RELATJOMB TERMINATED.
Washington, April 22
Owing to the continuous rifle fire poured on them from the housetops, the American warships bombarded the southern section of Vera Cruz with their heavy guns . Many buildings were reduoed to ruins. Desultory fighting is still continuing. There was a very brief but effective bom o baramenfc of Vera Cruz Early in the morn* ins ' ar ß o reinforcements were landed from the American warships. Artiivr&l Fletcher issued a proclamation confirming the Mexican civil authorities in the exr-vcise of their authority, and asking their co operation to restore order. Many bodies are lying in the stroetsi. The city wns in darkness throughout the night, the supply failing. A patrol of bluejackets wag established throughout jhe streets. No non combatants wrra injured, The bombardment destroyed numbers of buildings along tho water front whore the Mexican sharpshooters coDgrtgnted. Huertft has broken off diplomatic relations with the United States. President Wilson has ordered Mr O'Hhaußhnessy. the United States charge d'affalrs, to withdraw from Mexico City.
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AMERICAN-MEXICAN WAR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914
AMERICAN-MEXICAN WAR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914
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