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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1916.
liable, although as yet not officially confirmed. Villa was
once treated by El Paso specialists, and these experts de
clare that owing t ohis physical condition gangrene would
have followed in case Villa was wounded, unless the
wound received skillful attention.
"FOUR TO ONE BET."
There were no competent surgeons with Villa's band
'or in the territory around Guerrero. The village doctor re
ported to have operated on Villa was believed to have been
"It'-sa four to one shot that the body is Villa's,'" said
Carranza Consul Garcia. "I cannot say that I positively
know he is dead, but I have asjced to have the body sent to
Juarez so Americans may satisfy themselves."
Carlos Carranza, a nephew of the de facto govern
ment's chief, headed the Carranza detachment which locat
ed the supposed body of Villa. They are understood to be
bringing in the remains on a special train du in Chihuahua
today. As a number of officials there know Villa inti
mately, identification is expected immediately after Carlos
Carranza arrives with the body.
Genueral Pershing knows Villa. Pershing was near
the sot where the supposed
.-Vlf he was not asked to Identify the re
mains It Is hoped here that he may be
able to report something definite about
the circumstances of Villa's end.
The story from Mexican Bources Is
that Villi died two weeks ago follow
Ins the ompututlon of his right leg, duo
to a wound suffered In the light with
the Guerrero Carranza garrison on
March 28. He was said to havo been
ecretly burled by a few of his men.
Some of the Americans who left today
fur Chihuahua marched with Villa for
months duilng his campaigns against
Huerta, and know practically his every
physical peculiarity. Unless the corpse
in badly mutilated or decomposed they
will not bo deceived.
American ofllclals have feared since
Villa was llrnt reported dend or dying
that Mexlcunx might produce a body
mid to be Villa's, muko a hurried Iden
tification, and then busy It an a meant)
of terminating the United States ex
pedition's prrsenco on Mexican soil.
Hlctlng reported at Chihuahua, and at
first attributed to the excitement over
Villa's rumored death, Is now said to
have been duo to hunger of the popu
lace. Small wages and famlno prices In
Officials Await News
From American Source
Officials of the Administration are
awaiting a definite report from Ameri
can sources In Mexico on the announced
death of Francisco Villa.
It is declared officially that If the
report is substantiated, and the body
now being carried to Chihuahua front
Cualhulrlachic Is Identified as that of
Villa. Immediate steps ail bo taken
bv the American Government to with
draw the troops from Mexico.
Tending to confirm tho report Villa Is
dead was an official dispatch today
irom -Naco. telling that Villa was
known to have been on hlu way two
weeks ago toward the spot where the
body is said to have been burled.
Neither the State nor the War De
partment today had receivod anything
further than last night's report from
Zack Cobb, collector of customs at KI
Paso, quoting Mexican customs authori
ties at Juarez as stating that the body
of Villa had been located and was being
taken to Chihuahua by Col. Carlos Car
ranza, bother of the first chief of tho
de facto government.
Baker Is Skeptical.
Secretary Baker this morning was
skeptical. He admitted that he was In
the frame Qf mind of the gentleman
from Missouri, who "had to be shown."1
Reports to the War Department for
the last week, during which time Tan
cho Villa's body Is said to have been
lying In an unmarked grave 'In the
mountains south of San Aantonlo, Chi
huahua, have indicated that Villa was
still alve and in hiding.
.Secretary Lansing llkowlse indicated
he was not prepared to give full
credence to the report until he had ro
celvcd confirmation from American
Kources. Consul Marlon P. Letcher, at
Chihuahua, to which cltv thn hnrtv Is
being carried, has made no report of
us arrival mere nor or its discovedy.
Neither has he received any Instructions
from tho State Department to be on tho
watch for it to report.
ai tne same time omclals make It
clearly understood that they are not
doubting for a moment that a body of
n dead Mexican has been discovered by
the Carranzlstas andls now on Its way
to Chihuahua, but they aro skeptical as
to whether it will prove to bo that of
Press reports from San Antonio, tell
ing of an announcement by General
Funstonthat Brig. Gen. Pershing, com
mander of the expedition In Mexico, had
gone to Cuslhutrlachlc with an escort
to view the remains, were read with
interest at the War Department.
In view of these reports It is ex-
fiected a report from Pershing to Kuns
on on the result of the Inspection will
be forwarded to Washington before the
day is out.
Report of Grave Import.
Of far grnver Import to military nen
in Washington than tho reported death
of villa U the sensational news dis
closed by Gen. Pershing 'n an offi
cial repoit rcgurdlng the fight at Par
descrlptlon of the cordial reception of
Mnjor Tomp.klnH bv the Carranza civil
nnd military authorities at Purral nnil
tho subsequent treachery on the part
of the Canunra cnirl.mn, army offi
cers In Washington Fee ominous proofs
of their lonr-hcld opinion Owt tse Car-
THE WEATHER REPORT.
ThA fnrtknaut fnf thn ni.t.ln, rt.
lumbla and Vlrglnln Showers this nfter
noonj fair tonight and Tuesday; slightly
coler tonight. Moderate westerly winds.
Maryland-Showers this afternoon;
fair tonight and Tuesday; fresh wester
(U. S. Bureaui)
a. m 57
0 a, m 59
10 a m 60
11 a. m 61
12 noon 67
1 p. m 72
High tide 7:10 a. m. nnd 7:35 p. m.
Low tide 1:21 n. m. and 1:59 p. m.
Sun rose fi:Sl 1 Sun nets 6:38
Light automobile lamps 7:08 p. m.
body of Villa was exhumed.
duced by large purchases for the Am
erican troops south of Chihuahua, com
bined to ituco rood out or mo reacn 01
the poor In tho city. The roported riots
and looting In Chihuahua were not di
rected airalnst American residents, ac
cording tr. the advices. The messages
also siiHKCstcd that the depreciated val
ue of Carranza currency was causing a
food shortage among the carranra gar
rison. No Confirmation.
A number of American newspapers
men anil motion picture operators who
des'red to go to Chihuahua to view
Villa's supposed body, were refused aid
by Carranza Consul Garcia, lie re
fused to gtvo them anv documents
BhouInK their .identity, and notified
them that tho Carranza government
would not be responsible for their safe
ty. Ctirrnnza Consul Garcia stated today
that neither he nor General Gavlra, in
Juarez, had any official confirmation
of the recovery or Identification of
Villa's body. In any cent. Garcia said,
the identification would be difficult on
account of the length of time the body
reported Villa's was burled, and owing
to tho character of the disease from
wh'ch he Is reported to have died.
rnnzistastos 6ery where In northern
Mexico nro enly awaiting an oppor
tunity to ctrlkr the American expedi
tion off Its guard.
The only clcmunt of satisfaction In
tho report as viewed here Ilea In the
fact that forty of the treacherous gar
rison paid with their Uvea for the Kill
ing of two American troopers and, the
wounding of six others.
Regarding tho American soldier re
ported' missing, the War Depaitment
feds' that he may be given up as dead.
In view of the real facts in tho
Parrel Incident, army orflcirs rcjnrd
as grind;' humorous the following an
nouncement by the Slate Department:
"The department Is In receipt of a
telegram from Chihuahua stating that
the paporr. of tho 14th gave a full ac
count of the Parral Incident, and that
these accounts are noteworthy for calm,
ncs and freedom from statements cal
culated to Inflame the public.
"The department Is In receipt of a
telegram from Nogalcs stating that
tha district continues quiet, and that
no hostility was shown following the
publication of reports fr"om Parral."
Evidence of Death.
The evidence thus far Indicating Villa
reallv Is dead Includes:
Madera and Cuslhulrnchtc telegraph
operators on Mexican Northwestern
railway so report to Carranza's consul
genera' at El Paso, Andres Garcia.
Dispatcher on railroad at Juarez re
ports he heard a conversation on the
wire that Villa's body was In the hands
of Carranza troops.
Dr. W. L. Brown, one of the best
known practitioners In El Paso, says
Villa has suffered so much from blood-
poisoning for a year that a slight wound
would prove fatal. Dr. Brown has treat
ed him for the trouble.
Reports of rioting In Chihuahua, where
Villa Is a hero, are confirmatory of the
death story, officials say.
If Villa had been sound In body, of
ficials say, he would almost certainly
havo been heard of since tho Guerrerro
fight. But not the slightest activity by
him has been reported.
United States Customs Collector ZacK
Cobb at El Paso wired the news to Sec
rctary Lansing as a fact. Lansing, Im
pressed by the circumstantial nature of
tho story, Issued the following stato
"Zack Cobb, collector of cutoms at
KI l'aso, reports mat customs authori
ties at Juarez lnrormed him that tho
dead body of Villa has been found In a
place and manner not stated. Tho body
will bo brought Into Chihuahua from
C'ust by special train tonight."
Secretary Puker. greatly Impressed
py tho rrport tc Lansing, nevertheless
Indicated theio would be absolutely
no change lit plans or preparation? for
charging pluns unless unlmpcar'iabla
confirmation were obtained. Tho De
puttment ennnct afford to overlook (ho
possibility of fulso reports, Intentlnnul
or otherwise, he felt. While efforts
nro being directed toward x.ict ldon
tlficntlon of the corpse at Chihuahua,
l.cncral IVwh'n.i will be handling his
forces In the feld, according to h's own
Sustains Verdict Against Colonel
For Interfering With San Diego
I'KMidcnt Wilson today approved the
verdict of a court martial at San Fran
cisco reprimanding Lieut. Col. Lewis E.
Uoodlei for Interfering with tho Ad
ministration of the Han Diego aviation
Secretary Baker said he would havo an
announcement to makn later regarding
tho Investigation o ftho aviation branch
of tho United States army which, stew
out oi tne uoouicr court martial.
Colonel Goodier woh tried for Indulg
ing In severe criticism of the aviation
school and its commanding officer,
Captain. Arthur S. Cowan.
Tho chorges brought out during the
trial resulted In a departmental Investi
gation of tho alatlon service and n de
mand by Senator Robinson, of Arkan
sas, for a Congressional Investigation.
Already as a result of the quarrel. Cap
tain Cowan has been relieved of com
mand of the San Diego school.
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Vhere PfewhuiS now ua. "Jfc V5TeviU?' A8 Rpo'
To Aid Parral Force
BAN ANTONIO. Tex.. April 17.-Lack
ing official advices of Francisco Villa's
death, General Funston today expected
General Pershing to rush a detachment
Into tho mountains west of Parral,
where early reports declared the bandit
hud taken refuge. Other forces total
ing 200 men were hastily flnlrhlng de
fensive works at Santa Cruz to meet
any move on the part of Carranzlstas
In Pari a 1.
Major It. L. Howze reported he had
derlnttely located Villa In the mountains,
following a clash In which one Ameri
can trooper named Klrby was killed,
and two severely wounded.
llowzo and his force were making
a detour In the region of LaBorJa,
northwest of Parral, when they en
countered a Vllllsta band. A sharp
clash followed, he reported. The Vll
llsta casualties were not. stated.
Shortly afterward Howze and his de
tachment of the Tenth cavalry Joined
In the fight at Santa Cruz, where the
American torces naa reireatea aner
being trapped at Parral, and aided
them In turning back the Mexicans.
' Await Washington's Word.
Despite the official Mexican advices
of Villa's death, there was a disposi
tion at headquarters to await word
from Washington or General Pershing
to that erred before relaxing the pur
suit. Though War Minister Obregon
was reproted to have received official
advices that Villa had been slain,
officers here did not give the report
full credence and expected the chose
There was an air of expectancy about
headquarters today. Over Sunday, since
the first detailed report of tho Parral
clash came from General 1'ershlng, the
tension Increased perceptibly. Develop
ments of an Important nature were ex
pected In today's reports, and Interest
centered In the region of Manta Cruz
Funston Doubts Trap.
Funston was reluctant to believe tne
Americans were led Into a trap by Car
ranzlsta officers at Parral. But the re
ports of Major Tompkins stated the
Americans were Invited Into the city by
nn officer of tho de facto garrison and
then attacked as ttioy marched Into
In addition there was the fact that
300 Carranzlstas Hanked tho railroads
behind a railroad embankment, forc
ing them to fleo under heavy fire to
ward Santa Cruz. Despite the pro
priety of Tompkins' rourse In retreat
ing to avoid engnglnr do facto tionps,
General Funston admitted tho Mexi
can civil population might draw the
wrong conclusion from tho nctlin, con
struing the retreat as a rout.
Officers believed niHny more Ameri
cans hnd been wounded In the bittle,
but probably bo slightly as not to war
rant an account of the fact In Major
Americans Were Invited
Into Parral Before Fight
Whether American trorpers were led
Into Parinl for nn Intended massacre
by treachriy or whether tho town mob
and Coricnzu Foldlers got beyond con
trol of General Loznno their command
er, was still uncertain today, follow
ing official and unr-fflciil rcroits.
Tho polntd of ccrlalntv nro thnt C'l
Americans were Incited Inti tho town
bv u Mexican rrflcer, mill that a fight,
which was slatted evidently bv a mob
resulted In nti 8-hour treatlnic-flght
by the Ainerhnns. who lost two killed
as against furtv Mexicans.
Gorernl FuiiFlon repot Is he believed
General I o7one ficted in ccod faith.
After Major Tompkins had led two
troopn of cavalry Into the town, at the
Invitation of a Mexican orticor. from his
camp ten miles out, a place was desig
nated as a camp on the outskirts. As
tho Americans began to move away
from the center of town to their In
tenncd camping place, shots were tired
from tho mob which gathered at their
rear. I'nwllllng to nrouso a general
light, 'Major Tompkins Increased tho
paco of his men. Hut this mcroly en
couraged the Increasing pursuers, nnd
they woie Joined by many Carranza sol
dlers, somo o whose ortlcers tooK
dint go of the nttack.
When tho railroad was reached
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Tompkins took refuge behind Its em
bankment and prepared to make a
stand, but a Cnrrunzn forro of ..0')
men flanked hlin and compelled a re
treat. From this time on. until darl:
the Americans fought a lear-guard
action as they retired When aid
reached them, they made a stand, and
the attackors withdrew after losses.
Autoped Is Novel
If It Sulks, Fold It Up and Tak
Street Cars To Reach
NEW TORK, April 17. In an effort to
out-Ford Ford, the only thing that
Brooklyn traffic cops' horses fear haa
It looks like a 'scooter," sounds like
a prairie dog, smells tike an Oklahoma
oil Held, feels like a collapsible baby
carriage and moves like Peter Pan on the
way to the Never Never Land.
It Is an adult pushmoblle, or skip-
mobllo, with a pocket edition gasolene
engine to do the pushing-. It will carry
a 300-pound man up any ordinary hill
and on tho level develops a speed
greater than most people like In an
automobile. In case something goes
wrong ono can fold it up In two sec
onds and go the rest of the way on the
street cars. It Is called the autoped.
ihe price of gasolene make no differ
ence to this contrivance. It will run 120
miles on a gallon. One complete set of
tires costs less than 15 and will last a
coupie or years, one handle starts,
stops, and guides It. and It Is fool proof.
us oniy oDjecuon u mat It makes a
bow-legged man aecm all the more bow
legged. Biggest Mail a Ship
Ever Took Overseas
NEW TORK, April 17. There are
11,000 sacks of first class mall In the
postornce awaiting shipment on
Wednesday to England on the American
liner New York. It will be the largest
quantity of mall ever carried by a
It is for the United Kingdom,
Frnnce, Belgium, Spain. Portugal, Italy,
Russia, Africa, and Asia. By the time
the New York sails It Is expected there
will bo at least L',000 more mall bags
and 1.600 packages of parcel post.
Tho causes of the accumulation or
mnll matter are tho suspension of the
sailings of the Holland-America liners
to Falmouth and tho fact that the sail
ing o. the Atlantic transport liner Mon
golia was delayed by a strike among
Willing to Please.
A c,e,r,,nln college president wore
slde-wiuskers. Whenever ho suggested
removing them, there was a division or
opinion In the family. One morning
he entered his wife's dressing room
razor In hand, with his right cheek
"How do you like It my dear7" ho
?s.MCd'u ,f .ou tnlnk I look" well, I
will shave the other side, too."-Facts
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Don't get footsore; get Foot-Ease, tho
antiseptic powder to be shaken into the
Shoes and used In tho Foot-bath, for
Swollen. Aching feet. You can walk
iV....ui3 n.nrt,.not ct tired If you use
Aliens Foot-lase. It Is always In de
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and for Bronklni; in New Shoes. This Is
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and notlco the difference Order a 25c.
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TnffAA J lb.
The Home-Keeper's Delight
N. W. BURCHELL
HELPED BURY BOW?
Inmate of Rhode Island Jail. De
clares Missing Heiress Was
rilOVIDKNCB, n. I April 17.-Ed-ward
Olenorls, an Inmate of the Ithode
Island Stato prison, hns told the pollco
that he hc!ied bury the body of Dor
othy Arnold, missing New York heiress,
otter she was murdered, officials an
nounced today. An Investigation of
Ulenorls' story was begun 'at once,
Olenorls swore that a plot to dlsposo
of Miss Arnold's body was framed In a
Seventh avenue saloon. Ho swore that
a mysterious man postiesslng great
wealth hired him and nnother man to
go to New Rochclle. Ho wan to havo
received ISO for standing guard whllo
his "pal" disponed of tho body.
Olenorls claims that he rode in a
llmouaino with the mlsxlng ArnoM
Klrl and that he Is certain of hor
Identity. Ho said he was present
when she was burled In the cellar or
a house near West Point.
"If I dated, I could name Ihe man
who watt hired with me " declared tho
prisoner. "My life would be worth
little when tho gang that hangB
around the Seventh avenuo saloon
knows I told my part In the ;ob."
Ills knowledge of the Arnold mys
tery, Olenorls declared. Is only after
the death of tho girl Ho repeatedly
declared that he hhd nothing to do
with her dlsantiearanec.
Dorothy Arnold disappeared nearly
six' yenra ago. llcr father, Krancls it.
Arnold, a wealthy Importer of perfumes,
put the pollco on the mystery, after six
months of silent search through detec
She was last seen at Fifth avenue and
Thirtieth street on Monday, December
i:, 1910. This was at about 3 o'clock In
Ulenorls. who told the remarkable
story, is In the State prison for extor
tion. NKW YORK, April 17.-Francls R.
Arnold, father of the mlsBlng Dorothy
Arnold, said this afternoon that ho
takes no stock In the story of n convict
In the Rhode Island State prison, that
he hrliicd bury his daughter's body.
Weak on Patriotism
Some of Them, Said Inspector,
Seem To Be Ashamed of the
Stars and Stripes.
NORFOLK, Neb.. April 17.-Patrlotlsm
as taught In the schools of New York
city was recommended by several speak
era before M0 teachers of the Norm
Nebraska Teachers' Association In con
!.. D. Morltz, Inspector of the Ne
braska State Normal School, said that
In some places In Nebraska It would
seem that tho school teachers are
ashamed of the Stars and Mrlpes, and
that some of them, fearing to offend
somebody, decorate their school rooms
wth the flags of all natons.
"One school board has gone so far
as to consder the expense of an Ameri
can flag too high, and It has gone un
purchased," he said. "Nebraska schools
are not teaching patriotism properly."
Inspector Morltz crtlclsed parochial
schools, whore, he declared, the lan
guage and Ideals of foreign countries
are taught, tending to militate against
If She Grows Hair on
Bald Spot, She's Free
SAN FRANCISCO. April IT. If ilme.
Georgia George, manufacturer or a hair
tonic, can produce signs of a new
growth on the bald spot beginning to
show on the hend of Police Judge Op
penhelm the chargo against her of vio
lating the food and drug act will he dis
missed. Otherwise sho may be severely
denlt with, according to the court.
Mme. George was haled berore the
court to explain why she had mislabeled
her product by announcing that It
woulri grow hair on an absolutely be.ia
"That's not a misstatement, your
honor," said the defendant. "That can
"Show me," answered Judge uppen
helm. "With pleasure," said the witness.
Ana from now on the judge's bald
spot will be watched with considerable
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April 20, 21 and 22
Rpcll Through Tralm, Buffet Texler
Cars and Coachea lll leavo Wotting
ton 1:00 P. M.. arrhlnc Atlantic City
Returning, April 24 and 25
Special Through Train leaf Atlantic,
tsyp:lP M'' rrtv,ne Wnlngton
The through Parlor Car from Waah
Ington to Atlantic City on train leav
ing Washington HMO P. M. will run
on Special Train given above April
X, :i. and 22. Returning on April 24
and 26 thl car will run aa at present
on the 10.00 A. M. train from Atlantic
Easter Sunday, April "23
.Special Train, Broiler Buffet Parlor
Para and Coachea will leave Phila
delphia for Washington :0 1', M..
connecting with all sections of the
JM5 P. M. train from Atlantic City.
Parlor car space for thta train will
be on sale In Atlantic City.
Regular Train Service
Fbr convenient regular train service
In addition to above consult time
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