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There Were at Least Two in the Party
That Exhumed the of ( Iemeule
Lared . Texas, Mare 11 0.?Information
secured tonight, unofficial but'
XI win v rj lionauj ? vu in lu; ' hv-va,
indicated ;..ut at least two Mexicans
were members oi' the party waich ex-,
humed the body of the Texas ranch
man, C'emente Ve'gara, from the
cemetery at Hidalgo. Mex., and rcrurned
it to tile American side of the.
border early yesterdav. Eight Amer- j
icans are said to have been the others
in the expedition, it is also reported!
t iat one ; the Mexicans remained in
'Mexico and friends tonight expressed
t-oncern for hi> safety.
Officials here, both federal and
State, re:usod to discuss lie incident
tonight, ether than :o repeat tLeir
former s ircui nts that the body was
delivered to them on the American '
sid?' of he b .mdary. At whose solicitation
they ass; moled at the point
designated or v?h> were the men who
made* the trip into Mexico they refuse
The formal Sta:e inquiry, ordered i
by Gov. 0. B. Colquitt, is expected to
begin here tomorrow under the direc-'
tion of the State adjutant general. j
A. B. Garrett, United States consul i
at Xuevo Laredo, forwarded his re-1
por: to Washington today. What it (
contained was not divulged. Mr. Gar-;
rett was one of the party which re- j
eeived the body a: the river bank.
Mexican government officials at
Xuevo Laredo have refused to discuss
the incident. Until the body was
found at Hidalgo, persistent denial
was made that harm had befallen the'
American. Gen. Alvarez, commander;
of the federal garrison at Xuevo
Laredo, insisted that Vergara had a:
escaped from his guards at Hidalgo e?
and had joined the constitutionalists, j
The body will be held here until it cc
is viewed by the State adjutant gen- w
311'STERY CLEARED. Ist
Comprehensive Reports of Recovery of b
Roth of Clemente Yersara?>'o
Washington. March 10.?Compre- a=
hensive reports from ?vlaj. Gen. Bliss ia
and American Consul Garrett at Laredo,
received a: the war and state
flonorniiontc tnrlav c*'parfH lin thf* ^
mystery which had surrounded -he de
livery on American sell of the body C(
ol the American rancher, Clemente'1^
Vergaru. The reports completely sa;- :isfied
the officials that 110 act lias ce
been committed by i:a ional or State J0
agents in violation of Mexican sovereignty
and that if there were any P*
offense in the removal of rhe body pi
from Mexico, it was committed by in- th
L-rt tliQ moftor /x^nlcl nr>+ hfl Ol
L4I VlUUuio, ou -.it v^uiu uvv *-^v- *
made an international issue. ;
Secretary Bryan stated that he m
"would not undertake to prosecute the
persons who obtained the body, even
it' he knew their identity, which he did r*
not, beyond the fact established by
Gen. Bliss* report that they were civilians
and probably Mexicans.
The finding of the body of Vergara ^
has had the result of advancing the
prosecution of toe claim against the
Huert^ government for reparation.
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and today becr;a*y Bryan transmit- LIJ
ted the te'egrapliic report from Consul
Garrett :o Charge O'Shanghnessy 111
. in Mexico Ci:y. It is understood that
the primary purpose of this is to dis- e'd
prove the original allegation of the in
Mexican federal commander at Xuevo
Laredo that Vergara had made his es- cc
cape from captivity and joined 'the
With the body in evidence, as soon
as further facts as to the character K
ot Vergara's fatal wounds are developed
by the investigation Gov. Col- j
quitt is making, (Mr. O'Shaughnessy ,
will be prepared to call upon Gen.!
Huerta to redeem his promise to pun-'
ish the federal officers who killed Vergara.
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PRICES OF FOOD G'OIXG DOTO | M
Average is Still Well Above That of o:
Year Ag-o, Thousrh it Has De- | m
Washington, March 6.?Food price*
in the United States reached the high-. a(
est level in 24 years on November 15, th
1913. Since that date there has been fr
a slight decline, though the average m
still is well above that of a year ago. T
The department of labor today made gi
public a report showing retail prices | es
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ui iuou xii important mausinai rs
cities of the country. j of
"Throughout the whole of 1913 M
high prices prevailed," said the re-! d<
port, "while the last quarter of the j T
year was a period of decline in the U:
prices of 12 of the 15 articles of food 1 L;
observed." It further points that the be
decline "was more than counterbal- j g*
5pi|i Insure Now
P?U| it is a wild 03
!jW ammoniates for a
|j 11 the siightest possil
retained in the soi
Ml cheated out of its
The safest an<
grade (lacking hou
every bag. As on
> <*znZ> your goods
Y'!?$0% f nitrogen in ether
i (Treat that the rich
j j?M||| I i BRANDS are conc
iced by an advance in the price of
;gs to a level never before reached/' j
For three of the articles, eggs,'
>rmneal and milk, the highest price
as reached in November. For The '
mainmg 17 articles!?sugar, butter, '
ins, flour, sirlcin steak, round
eak, rib roast, bacon, bam and lard, i
>rk chops an^. potatoes?prices were :
slow the maximum quoted earlier in
When the price of each of the 15
LICieS IS \\ ai'VUi UIJL15 tu a?ci;e
consumption "in wqrkingmen's
miiies" the statement shows "retail
ices were tit a higher level on No-!
>mber 15, 1913, than at any time'
iring the -4 years preceding, when
ey reached a maximum of 72.S per
nt. above the average l'or 1S90 to
i>;?, 9.11 per cent, above the price
s December 3 5, 1912. and 14.5 per
nt. above tiie p'jce on December
A further comparison -o'f retail
ices on December 15, lyio, wita
ices 011 :lie same date in 1912 sjhows
at 12 of the 15 articles for w'iiich
iota:ions are given were higher and
ree were lower in price. Potatoes
id advanced 43.7 per cent; fresh
;gs 21.9 per cent.; pork chops 16.8
t cent.: :ound steak 13.1 per cent,;
b roast 10 per cent.; sirloin steak
9 per cent.; hams 7.9 per cent.;
ms 6.7 per cen-uffi cornmeal 6.6 per
;nt.; bacon 4.5 per cent.; milk 1.9
?r cent, and lard 7 per cent. Sugar
jclined S.6 per cent.-; butter 2.9 per
(nt. and flour 6 per cent. * | (
According to a statement issued by i
e depaitment of commerce today
ioortations of fodsiuffs shows a re- .
arkable increase during the decade,
>00-1913. Breadstuff's and meats
ich quadrupled their imports and '
lports 'of fruits and nuts rose from ,
' >,000.000 to nearly $50,000,000. Co-!
>a, crude and prepared, rose from
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cm $61,000,000 to $103,000,000.
A>GERS FROM TEXAS 1
(JET YERGARA'S BODY
>ldiers From Lone Star State Cross 1
tl>e Line Into Mexico?>o Interference
J-aredo. Texas, March 8.?Texas
infers, who secretly crosseu mujexico
last night, today brought to .
te American side the mutilated body ,
Clemente Yergara, Texas ranch-;
an, and established the fact of his j
iecution after he was seized by Mex- :
an federals. < 11
The rangers were not opposed and |
icomplished their search without
ie slightest violence, taking the body 1'
om a .grave in Hidalgo cemetery al-|
ost within sight of the Texas border. |
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ne seizure was aivesiea 01 postsiuiy ,
-ave aspects in international compli- j'
Ltions by reason of the fact that the :
ingers were practically making use ,
permission granted officially by j1
exican federal authorities several '
lys ago for recovery of the body, j'
his permission had been given to
tiited States Consul Garrett at Xeuvo ; s
a.redo, but he did not get the body j
'cause of what he r^norted as dan
>rs attending search for it in the <
' MANUFACTURERS OF
OME OFFICE BRANCH OFF
:travagance to buy fertilizers
long growing crop like cotton
Dilitv cf a wet spring or sut
1, so that the rains leach the?
most essential element of piai
i best preventive against leac
are ammoniated solely and
tse tankage and blood and r
ie of our customers says oft
prevent it; as they do their
fertilizers has gone."
J in cost is so littl \ and the >
. only can afford NOT to use
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ieciecl by an wno nave useu i
:ise true economy only by insis
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Vergara was shot twice through
head and once through the neck,
skull was crushed as by a blow fi
a. rifle butt and the charred finger'
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cue leil liauu iiiunjaicu mai uc
been tortured before being put
Body is Keeogiiized.
Identification was made by the d
man's son and by numerous friei
some of whom were in the part}
nine, led by the State border pat
which made the grim journey to I
als:o cemetery during the early m(
ing hours today. The body was
badly decomposed, despite its tt
weeks' burial and in addition to :
ognizing the features, young Ver?
took a bit of cloth from the trou:
which inclosed the body and mate
it to the coat which his father had
the day he crossed the river.
TMi? Kftflr -ci-ac hrrme'ht intn
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United States at a point 45 .u
northwest of Laredo, opposite Hi*
go and near the Vergara ranch. An
ican Consul Garrett of Neuvo Lar
deputy sheriffs and other authori
were waiting to receive it. Penc
the arrival of an undertaker f:
Laredo, an armed force stood gu
over the body.
Recovery of the body was made
a force of Texans, including frie
of the dead man. acting with,
troops of Texas rangers, under C
Saunders who have been investi;
mg the circumstances of Verga
seizure by federals for G< -v. Colqi
A. secret investigation in which m
Mexicans had been questioned is
tlerstood to have preceded the trip
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i to Mexico. Leading the force was a
t}ie | man who claimed to have been a wiiness
to both the execution and burial
rom 1 of Vergara.
5 of Task is Easy.
had j The force gathered near the Vergara
to ranch, not far from the SDOt where
Yergara crossed the river to meet the
I Mexican federals who promised Feeacl
numeration for stolen horses. Movads,'
silently they began 'the overland
. or march to Hidalgo, a distance of about
roi, I miles. They avoided the town, it
lid- wa& said, under the cover of night and
)rn_ ; met 110 one to question their journey.
. Location of the grave where Yergara
lree was supposed to lie proved an easy i
rPC_ : task, for it has been a centre of specu- j
rara ' lation and wonder since it appeared, j
33rs after a swinging body had been cut
bed down from the place of execution after
[ on tlie *me and cry over Vergara's disappearance
started an investigation.
The bodv bad been rudely fixed on a
stretcher carried by six of the dead
^ man's friends, the procession started
unchallenged on the return iournev
brought Clemente Vergara
. ' home again to the United States.
ling It is understood a thorough ex-1
rom amination cf the body has been order
lard ed b>T the state authorities.
' The Terr Unusual.
tiie Happ} Hours.
apt' i Tie Struggling Lawyer (pompous-'
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ra ^ i T was rviif ?
litt. I' ~ " i
nay! Office Boy (after some thought)?.
un- 1 Yes'r. There wasn't any debt collec-;
in- tors call. -?
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