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MT. VERNON, OHIO, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1916 No. 27
Colonel Cano And
Commander Pershing Searching For
Villa In The Mountains
Ban Antonio, Tex., April 3. That
Colonel Cano, who was leading on;
Of tho heavier Carranza forces oper
ating with the American forces In the
search fir Francisco Villa, had re
Yolted against Carranza and had Join
ed the bandit, is the belief prevailing
in mllitarj circles on the border. The
report of Cano's action has not beci,
confirmed, but is given some credence
at army headquarters.
Unless Villa definitely is located
within the next day or two, it is be
lieved heie that General Pershing will
begin a dogged search for him in the
mountains and south of Guerrero.
Since the defeat of Villa's force March
29 In and near Guerrero tho American
commander has had lightly equipped
mobile detachments of cavalry sweep
ing in whirlwind fashion through the
district about the headwaters of the
Santa Maiia river, In efforts to locate
tho elusie bandit, reported to have
gone In that direction after being des
General Persuing did not get a re
tort through to General Funston dur
ing the day, but the chief of staff re
ported, indicating that the line or
communication was maintained, and
no mention of Villa was made. There
It, Increasing belief that General
Pershing may havo been deceived in
regard to the direction taken by Villa
and cvfi concerning his injuries.
Some reports Indicate that ho wa8
not Injured at all, and Instead of go
ing northeast of Guerrero ho had
moved Into the hills to the south and
enst, a li:cction American army offi
cers had expected lilm to take.
Tho new Information Is not regard
ed more credible than that which
caused the cordon of troops to bo
drawn across every exit from the dis
trict nnitheast of Guerrero, and It Is
telicved liere that General Pershing
will not t.dopt any new plan until ho
Columbus, April 3. Colonel Byron
L. Bargar, commander of tho Fourth
regiment Ohio national guard, is In
Hne for a position on the general staff
of tho United States army, under the
provisions of an act now before con
gress and said to bo slated for pas
rage, according to advices received
here from tho national capital.
Washington, April 3. Speaker
Clark, resenting imputations that the
house Is lagging in Its work, issued
statement denouncing tho criticisms
as malicious. Tho house has passid,
according to Speaker Clark's stat.
nent, twi appropriation bills and ihas
tho river and harbor bill before it It
has also passed tho deficiency bills
tho Hay military bill and throe ccn
servatlon bills. Tho "administration"
measures still to be acted upon arc:
The ship purchase bill, the naval in
crease bill, the tariff commission bill
has thoroughly satisfied himself Villa
Is not in the indicated region.
Failure to run him down since Wed
nesday strengthened the belief that
A'llla Is south of tho railroad, and If
General Pershing has to send his cav
dry into that mountainous and sparse
ly settled country it was realized that
slow progress would be made.
Troops Receive Supplies.
El Paso, Tex., April 3 Eleven car
loads of food supplies for the United
States army ii Mexico safely reached
the Casas Grandes country, and re
lieved a situation that was ulrallted
ly serious for the horses. If not for
tho men Telegrams from Casas
Grandes ever the Mexican wires an
nounced the arrival of the train with
out accident or Incident, and said the
Iciage for tho horses was badly
Missing Aviatois Return.
Columbus, N. M April 3. Two
American aviators, who have been
missing with their aeroplanes since
Friday, arrived nt American headquar
ters in Mexico. They were caught
In a rain and sno-r storm. In Choco
lr.te pass, ten miles south of here,
while en route from Namiquipa. They
lost their way and were forced to de
scend near a Mexican house. .
Donahey Announces Gain of $4,803
For the State.
Columbus, April 3. Auditor of
State Donahey has Just made $4,816.4.1
for the state. It was In the sale of oil
accruing from school and ministerial
lands, of the mineral rights of which
the auditor is supervisor. Donahey
noticed the rapid Increase In price of
oil and Sept 1, last, broke tho for
mer practice of selling the state's oil
at tho close of each month. The oil
obtained from certain lands In Hock
ing county since August was stored
until last month, when It was sold for
$24,827.10. If It had been sold at tho
end of each month It would have
jlelded only $20,000.
AT0 THE POINT
Five children of Patrick Marion lost
their lives in a lire that destroyed
'.heir home at Scranton, Pa. Mother
nns injured seriously by Jumping.
Three persons were Injured, one,
Franlc Ullman, probably fatally, in a
fire which destioyed the oil plant of
D W. Fenton & Company at Middle
town, N. Y.
More than 700 union painters went
or strike at Indianapolis, following
employers' demand for a reduction In
the present wage scale. The union
V asking CO cents an hour.
revenue legislation, waterpower bill
and flood control legislation, and the
resolution providing for a transporta
tl;n Investigation. In addition there
oro twelve supply bills to be rassd.
Wilson May Vl3it Lima.
Lima, O,, April 3. President Wll
oon, Secretary of War Baker and Sen
ator Atlco Pomorene have agreed to
hold open tho date of April 13 to visit
Lima. Tho thrco men have been in
vited to address the Jefferson day
Eggs, 20c; butter, 32c
Dress up this week at Milton Lewis'
John Bailey of Orrville spent Sun
day in tho city with relatives.
For old sores apply Hanford's Bal
sam. Prof, W, L. Saunders of the high
school was summoned to Uma Sat
urday by the illness of a relative.
Arthur Splnasse of Bast Gambler
street Is spending several weeks in
Washington, D. C, on business.
Arthur Bond leaves Tuesday for
Dayton for a try-out with the Dayton
baseball club of tho Central league.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Dawson of How
ard spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. Welch, east of the city.
For fouls In cattle ubo Hanford's
E. J. Evorly of the Everly Shoe Co.
visited with his parents in Dayton ov
New spring style for you to dress
up. Milton Lewis.
Miss Margaret Reynolds of Colum
bus spent Sunday in this city with
Applications for 1916 automobile
tags may be obtained at the Banner
offlco free of charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Humbert of How
ard spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
D. B. Mavis of the Sychar road.
Fred Tracy of Akron is spending a
few days with relatives In Mt. Ver
non. Read Milton Lewis' ad. in this pa
per. Stauley Phllpott ofxClevoland spent
Sunday in Mt Vernon, the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. William Zom of West
Vine street are spending several days
with relatives in Glbsouburg.
Mrs. Emma Wolfe returned to her
home in Columbus Monday after a
short visit with Mrs. Albert Trott of
East" Burgess street
If your skin is scratched by a rusty
nail, apply Hanford's Balsam at once.
It should prevent blood poison.
Charleft C. Wright of Cleveland
spent the week-end in the city, tho
guest of Miss Sarah. Russell of East
Mrs. Jennie Morgan of Martlnsburg
was In the city Monday, en route
home from a three weeks' visit with
her daughter, Mrs. Edith Leonard.
For auto repairing go to William
Young and Fred Hoffman, northeast
corner Public square.
We sell tea, coffee and spices di
rect from tho importer and give the
best values. Poppleton Grocery Co.,
23 East Gambier street Both 'phones
Mrs. Mary Hood of Joplin, Mo., is
spending several weeks -with her sis
ter, Mrs. William A. Wander, of East
Supt and Mrs. P. C. Zomer of West
Humtramck street were called to Sid
ney Sunday by the critical illness of
Mrs. Zemer's brother.
Mrs. Jennie M. Ball of Frederick
town returned to her home Monday
after a short visit with Mrs. Samuel
Scott of North Main street
Mrs. W. L. Saunders returned Sun
day from Newark, where sho spent
soveral days with her parents, the
Rev. and Mrs. Sparks.'
Alfred Shutt of Newark spent Sun
day in Mt. Vernon with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shutt, of Mansfield
Robert Marshall returned Sunday
evening to his homo in Akron after a
visit of soveral days with friends in,
Cliarlos Huntsberger of Akron
spent tho week-end with Mb mother,
Mrs. F. H. HuntBborger, of East
Miss Laura Kellecr of Columbus
spent Sunday as tho guest ot Mr. and
Mrs. M. M. Kelley of the Granville
Tho new manager of the Brandon
exchange of the Mt. Vernon Tele
phono Co. is Miss Ophla Moore of
Mrs. Carrie Hopfoy returned to her
homo In Columbus Monday aftor a
short visit with her daughter, Mrs.
William Myers, of West Vine street
Mrs. Alice Dickson has returned to
her home In Fulton after spending a
few days as tho guest of Mrs. Is'iac
Lafover of the Old Delaware road.
Mis. J. W. Connor of Brandon was
in tho city Monday, en route to Co
lumbus, whore sho will spend the day
Action Instituted By Margaret
Accuses Husband Of Drunk
enness And Abuse
Another Woman Asks Court
To Grant Alimony
Accounts Presented In A
Number Of Estates
Large Batch Of Deeds For
Transfer Of Land
Margaret Blanche Miner has insti
tuted a proceeding against John J.
Minor for divordi. -They were mar
ried in Mt. Vernon Dec. 18, 1909.
They have one llilng child, two years
of age. Sho chhrges her husband
with drunkennefs and of abusing and
calling her vllo names, and that in
August, 1914, at their horns in Cleve
land he struck her, knocklug her to
the lloor. Sho says ho is a rig-bulld-er,
and although capable of earning
$4.50 a day, ho has failed to support
her and their child, and that In Sep
tember, 1914, sho was compelled to
leave home and seek a haven with her
mother, where she has since resided;
that fcho does not know the wtiere
abouts of her husband. She 'prays
for divorce and the custody of the
child. P. A. Berry, attorney for JlrS
Roso U. Despontiu vs. Jules Des
pontln is the title ot an action for ali
mony filed late Saturday afternoon,
Tho parties to the proceeding were
married less than a year ago on
April 17, 1915. The plaintiff charges
mistreatment and abuse and failure
to purchase clothing for her; that the
defendant calls her vile names and
permits and encourages his people to
come to their homo and abuse her
without any reason therefor, and has
ordered her to leave home. She says
her husband operates a moving pic
ture business and has a largo amount
of money invested in equipment She
says they are the Joint owners ot the
furnishings at their homo on West
Vino street. Sho says he is clearing
at least $200 per month in his busi
ness and is able to provide for hor
needs; that ho is worth at least
$5,000. She prays that he be enjoined
from selling any of the property, that
there may be an accounting of her
husband's property and that she may
he awarded temporary alimony and
upon final hearing sho ba given a fair
and equitable interest in the property.
Judge Blair granted a temporary in
junction. L. C. Stlllwoll is attorney
Sale of Personal Property
Daniel Keller and A M. Stewart,
administrators of I. S. Burger, have
filed a report of sale of personal prop
erty showing $1,386.94 amount rea
lized. After deducting a special de
vise of $82.50, tho remaining one-half,
$652.22, goes to tho estate and tho
half to a tenant on the farm of deced
ent. o "
Mary J Veinon, administratrix of
Birdie J. Vernon, hns filed a first and
final account Received and disburs
Lcgrand Hrltton, guardian of Ma-
i lono Leploy and Phebo Shrake, has
reported the salo of a lot in Howard
to George Humbert for $345 and hi
action has been confirmed.
Byron Doup, administrator of Icw
1s Doup, has made report of sale of
personal property; amount realized
S. S. Simpson and A. C. Simpson,
executors of James A. Simpson, have
filed an Inventory and appraisement
as follows: Pergonal goods $2,566.25,
John D. Wyker and John B. Wyker,
executors of William Vyker, have
presented a distributive account
showing $9,076.76 distributed.
Frank L. Beam, executor ot Mel
vlna Davis, has filed an inventory and
appraisement an follows: Personal
property $2,083.50, money $2.10, se
curities $37, total $2,142.60.
James Oscar Holmes, glass worker,
Utlca, and Vera Belle Van Winkle,
Morgan township. Rev. J. A. Long.
Grover Harris, farmer, and Evallne
Schooler, teacher, both of Jackson
township. Rev. J. A. Long.
Harold RanBom, chauffeur, and
Mary Estolla Bishop, both ot Mt Ver
non. Rev. O. E. Ford.
Trapsfers Real Estate
P. P. Parker to Legrand Britton, 36
acreB In Howard township, $3,060.
Frank Cramer to Byron H. Jenkins,
56 acres in Liberty township, $2,850.
John Kanaga, administrator, to
Delano Bishop, lot in Fredericktown,
Norma Cramer to Isabel Jenkins,
parcel in Liberty township, $1.
A. E. Hines, executor, to William E.
Seymour, 80 acres In Pike township,
Carrie Mansfield to Richard J.
Scoles, parcel in Mt Vernon, $1.
L. S. Burger to Jacob A. Burger?
136.78 acres in Pike township, $6,873.
Charles Wolfe to Charles Van
Aman, parcel In Clinton township, $1.
Curtis E. McManis to James M.
Spellman, parcel in Pleasant town
H. T. Hinken to William Slmpklns,
lot 60, Norton's northern addition to
Mt. Vernon, $1.
Henry G. Evans to Joseph Mans
field, 101.80 acres Miller township, $1.
Elizabeth W. Gains to Margaret Ax
tell, lot in Mt. Vernon, $1.
E. W. Wynkoop to Perry O. Ear
nest, 131 acres in Clinton township,
B. J. Bevington to Burgess Hauger,
74.01 acres in Monroe township, $4,
849.95. Breaks While Gibson Rides
James Gibson had a narrow escape
from serious Injury Saturday evening
at the Pitkin store where he Is em
ployed, when the cable of the ele
vator on which he was riding broke,
and the car dropped to the basement
from the first lloor. Gibson received
a dislocated ankle and was severely
shaken up. Ho Nvas removed to his
home In an ambulance, and placed In
the care ot Dr. S. E. Deeley.
WILL HEAR REPORTS OF RALLY
COMMITTEES AT A SPECIAL
For the purpose of hearing tho
progress made by sundry committees
appointed in connection with the big
Democratic rally which will be held
on Saturday afternoon, April 22, a
special meeting of the temporary or
ganization of tho Knox County Demo
cratic club has been called for Tues
day night, April 4, at 7-30 o'clock in
the club headquarters, tho Kirk build
ing. Chairman Urentllngor will at that
time announce a reception committee
for the big day. The other commit
tees have, In tho meantime, been stir
ring things up and, as individuals, re
port that all arrangements are being
More Trouble In The Willis
This Time In Department Of
Extravagance And Nepotism
Charged Against Cross
Significant Speech Made By
Arthur I, Vorys
Before The Pennsylvania In
Columbus, 0 April 3 There is
more trouble in the Willis famly ad
ministration, bringing out charges
and counter-charges, between J. E.
Cross, public printer, and E. A. Craw
ford, chairman of the True, or Glue,
Democracy, a former state printer.
Crawford, incensed because one of
his four relatives was dropped from
the payroll by Cross, charges nepo
tism and extravagance, and tells Wil
lis that Cross has increased expenses
of his office more than $50,000 a year.
Cross, In turn, charges Crawford with
family favoritism In office and other
wise says he does not run straight, !
but that he was bought and has the
price in his pocket While the state
at large is humiliated by the specta
cle, they place the blame directly on
Governor Willis with the explanation'
that both Cross and Crawford come
from Adams county. Regular Repub
Hcans who dislike the Willis style
of machine politics are enjoying the
game and sensing a dog fight say
"Sic 'em, Tige!"
Arthur I. Vorys, former Republican
national committeeman from Ohio,
and one of the delegates selected by
Theodore Burton, made a speech be
fore the Pennsylvania Insurance fed
eration at Pittsburgh on March 29. He
denounced the Ohio workmen's com
pensation act as radical and described
this btate as a "horrible example,"
the victim of socialistic impulse and
a menace to insurance interests. He
advised his hearers to resort to "pre
paredness" lest they, too, become
victims of bimilar laws. This address
is Interesting In many respects, but
state fire marshal? And didn't State
ago one of the high officials of the
Pennsylvania state insurance depart
ment said that the employers' liabil
ity insurance companies were ready
to spend millions to repeal the Ohio
law. Mr. Vorys was state insurance
commissioner under three governors
and fought compensation tooth and
toe-nail. It is easy to conjecture what
kind of a candidate and a platform
Mr. Vorys will support at Chicago.
Now that Governor Willis Is spend
ing only one day a week at the cap
ltol, the government moves along
more easily. Here's one instance in
which absenteeism pays.
Why should Public Printer J. E.
Cross be criticised for appointing his
wife as chief clerk? Didn't the good
voung governor make his nephew,
Hugh Buell, of Columbuus, deputy
of those he deceived, tho chief execu
Oil Inspector James M. Carr appoint
his own son, a student at Western Re
servo university, as n special deputy
In Cloveland at $1,200 a year? And
Isn't the brother-in-law ot Secretary
of State Charles Q. Hlldebrant hold
ing a chief clerkship under him? Go
to! Why pick on a poor woman?
In his mad chase for support in
1914, tho present head of tho stnto
government promised the autl-llood
protectionists In tho Miami valley
his support In repealing tho Vondcr
heldo conservancy act. When the
time came to dollver ho flunked and
the law stood intact, though fiercely
assailed. These facts en me from
members of the association which
fought tho law. Now It develops that
to protect hlmseir against the wrath
of those he deceived, tho chief execu
tive Is supplying assistance Indirect
ly. He has appointed the two chief
attorneys for the opposition to state
positions with good salaries. They
are Percy Taylor, of Sidney, member
of the state board of pardons, and F.
M. Sterrett, of Troy, legal assistant
of the state banking department In
the pending litigation these two per
sons, who are paid for their services
by the state, aro appearing in tho
courts on behalf of the organizations
opposed to tho Vonderheldo law. In
cidentally they are also campaigning
for the renomlnatlon and re-election
of the gentleman who gave them
"We are advertised by our loving
friends" said Richmond In Shakes
peare's tragedy of Richard HI. Gov
ernor Willis can repeat it, but he
should add, "And they are being paid
at the expense of tho taxpayers.
Forty press agents, count 'em, forty t
"Attorney General Turner does a
big lot of ruling that gets Bmall at
tention," observes the editor man of
the Portsmouth Times.
"The last Willis legislature used
nearly 8,000 lead pencils, 1,183 pen
holders, 741 pairs ot scissors, and 29
pounds of rubber bands, according to
a report filed by State Auditor Dona
hey, with Governor Willis. Some
'economy in that legislature." Up-
per Sandusky Chief.
In discussing matters ot state.
Governor Willis exhibits lamentable
Ignorance. Even that Ignorance could
bo excused if the good young gover
nor did not parade It so noisily and
FROM THE BUCKEYE STATE
BUILDING &. LOAN COMPANY,
RANKIN BUILDING, 22 WEST
GAY STREET, COLUMBUS, O.
1. Lowest rates.
2. Best terms.
3. Prompt in closing loans.
4. Borrowers are permitted to repay
In whole or in part at any time.
5. Will loan on homes In Columbus
or on farms in central Ohio.
6. On payments of $100 or over, In
, terest ceases at once.
7. Call and Investigate. Assets $10,
400,000. Five per cent paid on
MISS" RUSSELL ,
' IN PIANOFORTE RECITAL AT CON"-
SERVATORY Or MUSIC, CIN
CINNATI, APRIL 7.
At the Cincinnati Conservatory of
MupIc on Friday evening, Apr. 7, Miss
Katharine Ru&sell, iormerly of this ci
ty, will present a selected program for
the piano. Miss Russell is a pupil ot
Mr. Marcian Thalberg.
The following are the selections
Miss Russell will play:
Fantaisie enroraatique et Fugue
Sonata, Op. 26, A flat major, Andan
te con variazlonl. Scherzo, Marcla
fuaebre. Allegro (Beethoven).
Etude No. 19 (Chopin).
Ballade, G Minor (Chopin).
I sol den's Liebestod (Wagner-Liszt).
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 (Liszt).
PRINTING CONTRACT AWARDED
At the meeting of the county board
of elections Saturday afternoon, the
contract for printing the ballots for
the April primary was awarded the
Republican Publishing company at Its
bid of $148.50, There were no other
bidders. It was ordered that a new
booth be provided for Precinct A First
ward, to replace one no longer fit for
GAVE ILLUSTRATED LECTURE
J. G. Exiell of Cleveland gave an Il
lustrated lecture on "Switzerland" at
Mt Vernon academy Saturday night.