Foreign News: Bell

Once a year the President of Mexico gives a state ball at the National Palace and at its height rings the famed "Liberty Bell" of Mexico.

President Plutarco Elias Calles seized the bell rope dutifully at 11 p. m. one night last week. Tugging with might he shouted "Long live Mexico!"

Many a, Mexican, standing before the National Palace, pot-valiant and patriotic, throated a lusty cheer. The bell, originally rung in 1810 by the priest Miguel Hidalgo at Dolores to summon Indians to the subsequently successful revolt against Spain, teetered without squeaking upon its ponderous...

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