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mm 91.50 PEE YEAS MT. VERNON, OHIO, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1916 No. 31 ESTABLISHED 1836 L-" y VILLA IS DEAD . IS THE REPORT Stated That His Death Gangrene Body Exhumed and Identified. Outlaw Leader Shot In Knee In Recent Engagement. BODYTO BE SHIPPED TO JUAREZ Story of the Finding of the Remains Comes From Carranza and Other Sources and Is Generally Credited On the Border Nephew of General Carranza, Piloted by Former Villa Officer, Succeeds In Locating the Remains. El Paso, Tex., April 17. Pancho Villa's body was taken out of Its lone ly grave 'on the San Francisco Borja ranch, near Cusihuiriachio, Chib.ua- j hua, and positively Identified, accord- J iog to Mexican official advices and private messages from San Antonio, Mexico. The bandit died from gan grene as a result of a wound in his left knee. If the death of Villa, generally cred ited on the border, is true, the United States army will immediately be with drawn from Mexico, the object of Us entry having been accomplished. TIir story of the finding of the body l GENERAL VILLA Body Reported Exhumed and Positively Identified. Photo by American Pr3 Association. camo frojn several Bources. First, Oarranea officials received messages from San Antonio and Madera, both la the state of Chihuahua. Later a private message from San Antonio, Chihuahua, confirmed tho finding of tho body and gave the details. This nessago said that a former Villa col onel, captured by General Cavzos, a Carranza commander, offered, if' his Hfo was-spared, to show where Villa was buried. The offer was accepted and he led a command under Colonel Carlos Carranza, nophew of tho first chief of the Constitutionalists, to the lrnely grave of the former Mexican czar. j The message said tho body was pos itively Identified on being taken up, and that an examination showed that I' 'I Resulted From Wound Alter death had resulted from gangrene, as a result of a gunshot wound in the left knee. The body was being brought to "Ban Antonloi to bo taken to Chi huahua City and then to Juarez, the message said. Audres Garcia. Carranza consul in El Poso, as soon as he received the first report of the, capture of Villa, sent a telegram to Governor Guiter rez of the state of Chihuahua asking him to have the body of Villa sent to Juarez that Americans might view it and satisfy themselves of the death of the batuKt. Villa's Last Hours. The story of the location of tho body tallies witli that of a week ago regarding the death of Villa. It was elated at that time that he died some where in the vicinity of San Antonio or Satovo, and had been buried on a ranch. One of tho Mexican inform ants of General Pershing's men at tho time said he could point out the gravo, but it is not known if he was given a chance to do so or not. That the bandit chief suffered great agony before his death is reported from many sources. This was con firmed when a party of seven Mexi cans reached Juarez and said that they had escaped from Villa at Sa tevo, at which time he was believed tr- be dying, but was riding night and day cursing the Americans in one breath and crying out in pain in an other. These men were being held prisoners by Villa, they said, but as death drew nearer and his men were c".iiven off Into various small bands tj the continued attacks of the Amer ican and Carranza troops ho was un able to guard his prisoners 'and they ercaped. One of the men after learning the story that the body of Villa had been dug up and Identified said: "We know when we left Villa that he could not live. His leg had swollen so largo that his trousers leg had been cut ojien. The wound was an ugly, gap ing one, full of pus and pieces o! broken bone, which were protruding. He had only tho services of a native doctor when shot." A second private message from San Antonio, Metf, arrived in Juarez stating that tho body of Pancho Villa had been exhumed and wns being brought to that place. The message snld tho body would bo taken immedi ately to Chihuahua City. COLORED TROOPERS In an Engagement North of Parral. Bandits Attack Americans. El Paso. Tex., April 17. Colonel W. C. Brown and his black troopers of tho Tenth United States cavalry had an engagement of some character Thursday evening at a point north of Parral In which city they fought with the civilian populace on Tuesday last Tho colonel sent a message from a roint north of Parral to American Consul Letcher in Chihuahua, asking that an aeroplane be sent him that he might report. Colonel Brown did not state the na ture of his trouble, but it is feared that ho had a clash with Carranza forces. Since it was Colonel Brown's force that was in Parral Wednesday there was speculation as to why he had retired north when his route was impposed to be south. Either "no ran out of food and had to return north, or was forced to retire in face of su perior numbers, nrmy men were In clined to bolieve. Twenty bandits attacked tho Unit ed States nrmy supply train twenty miles north of Satovo, but were re pulsed. One of tho bandits was killed and several wounded. None of the Americans were injured. General Pershing was personally with tho train when attacked. Blotlne took place in the City o: Chihuahua, according to reports re ceived in Juarez. Thirty former Vil Ustns were placed under arrest as a result of' the rioting. General Bertanl Operated On. El Paso Tex., April 17. General Bortani, Carranza commander at Ma dera, stato of Chihuahua, was oper ated on at an Et Paso hospital for nffectlon of the gall bladder. The general came to Juarez last week and thoa to El Poso for medical attention. PRINCE AND PAUPER, HIND AND NOBLE, MEET IN SHAKESPEARE TERCENTENARY SHRKESPJttRE HMD Ctmef)CTE$ It! SHRKESPEfiREfin Throughout the world, save where war has interdicted normal activities, the memory of William Shakespeare is especially honored this year on April 23 and subsequent dates. Three hundred years ago, on April 23, 1616, William Shakespeare died at his home in Stratford-on-Avon, at the New York, April 17. A "trnnd jur ty" movement, predicated on two prin ciples, progressive and nnti-milltar-inni, with Henry Ford, Frank Walsh, chairman of the industrial relations commission, and Herbert Bigelow of Ohio as Its presidential possibilities, has already made great strides in the middle west, according to ftabbi Toledo. April 17. Prosecuting At torney John C. r'Alton announced tint ho will summon a apodal grand Jury to investigate thousands of cases of alleged extortion by collection agencies and country Justices of the peace in Lucas county reported by state examiners. Marysville, O.. April 17. As the re sult of injuries ho sustained in a wreck at Orient on tho Baltimore and Ohio railroad on Aug-, jj. last year. Harvey Finioy has brought suit against tho Baltimore and Ohio com pany to recover S2G.381 in the Madi son county common ploas court. PACIFISTS MAY START THIRD PARTY MOVEMENT EXTORTION ALLEGED SUES FOR DAMAGES close of his fifty-second year. He was famous in his lifetime, and the years that have elapsed since his death have placed him an the pedestal of the greatest writer of all time. To honor fitly his memory, public page ants, festivals, musical recitals, repre sentations of his works, meetings, Stephen S. Wise, who returned from a tour of the leading cities In that part of the country making speeches against preparedness. The movement will probably reach the crystallization stage in the course of the next -few weeks, hut Dr. Wise would not enter Into a discussion of details or person alities in connection with it. TLED TO Port Clinton, O., AlriJ 17. A dec! alon that Put-inBav lsla is entitled to six summer saloons 'was handed down by Judge William 'Wlernian. The plaintiff contended that the is land, having a permanent 'population loss than 600, Is entitled to'pjjly one ealoon. It was held that a bati flda resort can have additional saloons. dnrlng the season, one for each' fll VerBOUB 111 'nb Ullllf ULLUUIIUUUU. Lightning Fires Barn. Delaware 0., April 17. The barn of Ttcv. J. J Halliday was struck by lightning and four valuable cows and a Inrge quantity of grain and many farm Implements were destroyed by fire. Eiehtv others in the herd were lescijed. The loss has been placed at $8.00(. Former School Head Held. Cleveland April 17. A, L. Irey, ;ormer sunirlntendent of Vermillion schools, was arrested at Canton on a 1 charge of breaking into tho Vonuil ' lion whoolhouse and destroying equipment. ENTI X SALOONS FLQRRL MfiSQUE,NEWWJ&i readings, assemblages of school chil dren, etc., have been arranged. Our pictures are a reproduction of a por trait believed authentic of Shakes peare and some of the characters In a "Shakespearean floral masque" in New York city. Middletown. O., April 17.-David Brooks, forty-five, and James Nieaols, thirty-five, botli prominent in this city, were murdered near the Big Four depot here. Earl Jennlng3, twenty, is held by the police on a charge of first degree murder. Ac cording to the police, ho has con fessed killing the two men. Olive Grabenstine, nineteen, is also held as an accessory to the killing. The trag edy followed a quarrel. Jennings is said to have used his fists and a picket. Bonlfay, Fla., April 17. A mob stormed the jail, took John Dukea from his cell, carried him to the pub lic, square, hanged him to a tree and then riddled his body with bullets. The body remained hanging for sev oral hours- before it was cut down. Dukes, was Jailed for killing A. Wal 1-er. They were neighbors and prom inent. They had quarreled some days ego ubout a business matter. Fair Grounds Sold. Ravenna, O., April 17. Twenty Fortago county citizens, mostly Ra venna men, purchased the Portage county fair grounds, twenty-four acres, at sheriff's sale, for $5,340. A fair will bo held next fall at the usual date, after which a proposition will be submitted to tho voters for the county to buy the grounds and run tho fair as a county institution. TWO KILLED; YOUTH HELD SLAYER LYNCHED FRENCH CAPTURE GERM TRENCH Garry Out Successful Counter Attack Near Verdun. BATTLE IN ITS NINTH WEEK Estimated That Nearly 400,000 Men Have Been Eliminated in the Great Struggle Ground Gained by Ger mans Calculated at One Hundred Square Miles Operations On the Battle Fronts. Paris, April 17. Another counter attack in the region south of Douau- mont, on the east bank of the Mouse, was successfully carried out by the French. German trench elements, against which the attack was direct ed, were captured, and 200 prisoners, Including two officers, were taken. The battle of Verdun has entered upon its ninth week. The lull in the German offensive in the Verdun region, which has been Interpreted as indicating elaborate preparations for a resumption of the attack, still continues. No attempt has been made at an advance by tho German infantry, but the German heavy artillery directed a heavy bom tardment against the B0I3 d'Avocourt end Hill .104. against which the Ger mans have directed much of their en ergy recently. In no previous battles have the losses been so high as these which have been estimated in the fighting around Verdun. These estimates, how ever, can not be regarded as condu cive, for reither Germany nor France has announced its own casualties. The French war office has declared the Germans have lost 200.000 in killed, -wounded and captured. The Germans state seim-offic'ally that the French casualties number I.'O.OOO killed and mounded and that 3R.000 unwoundod French prisoners have been taken. If these estimates are approximately correct, nearly 400,000 men have been eliminated as fighting units. The ground occupiel by the Ger mans after fifty-six days of fighting iray be roughly calculated as 100 square miles. They have forced back the French from their outlying posi tion to their definite line of resistance along the semi-circle front from the edge of the Argonne eastward across the Meusa and southward into the Woevre. For the most part this main line has withstood the shock of suc cessive attacks. Complete Success. "Somebody told Vanessa that If she would walk backward down the stairs she would see her intended." "Did it work':" "Completely. She fell down the stairs, and now she is engaged to the bright young 'loctor they called in." St Louis Post-Dispatch. LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN EAST BUFFALO, April 17. Cattle Prime steers. ?3 35010; ship ping. $S 6000 50; butcher-", J7 3009 30 heifers JC 50Q8 75; cows, $ 1607 65; hulls, $5 2307 75: fresh rows and Hprlns ers. $500100; calves, $4011 25. IIol-s Heavy ami mixed. $10 40010 50; Yorkers, $9 BO01O 50: pigs. ?S 1509 25; roughs, $9 40? 9 GO; stasis, $G 5007 75. Sheep ana Lambs Yearlings, $fi 50(3 10 75; wethers, JflfiO 50, ewes $409; mixed sheep, $S 7509 23- lambs, $3012. CHICAGO, April 17. Cattle Native beef steers, $8010; Blockers and feeders, $4 150S CO: cows and lielfers, $4 1000 20; calves, $7 25 10 25. Hobs Light. $9 50010: mixed, $9 60 10; heavy, $S 40010; roughs, $9 4009 60; pigs, $7 4009 20. Sheep and Lambs Wethers, $709 25; lambs, $7 75011 SO. CLEVELAND, April 17. Cattle Choice fat steers. $S 5009; butcher steers. $707 75; heifers, $708; bulls, $607; cows, $5 6007 50; calves, $10010 50. Hogs Yorkers, heavies and mediums, $10 15; pigs, $9: roughs, 59 10; stags. $7 50. Sheep nnd I-amts Wethers, $707 50; lambs, $7 5009 65. PITTSBURGH, April 17. Cattle Choice fat steers, $309 50; butcher steers. $8 25S 65; heifers, $6 73 7 50; tows, $6 7507 50; bulls, $606 65; top calves. $11 25 Sheep and Lambs Top sheep, $7 90; top lambs, J10 10. CINCINNATI, April 17. Cattle Steers. J5 5009; heifers, 5 500 S 75; cows, $4 5007 25: calves, $5010 5u. Hogs Packejs and butchers, $7 75010; common to choice. $6 2509 60: pigs an-1 lights. $6 2309 50; stags. $607. Sheep ami Lambs Sheep, $4 5003; lambs, $8011 25. Receipts f'attle, BOO; hogs, C.000; sheep and lambs. 200. BOSTON, April 17. Wodl--OMo and Pennsylvania fleoees-. Delaine washed. 40c: half blood combine, 86037c; three-eighths blood combing, 40c; detain" unwashed, Ttr TOLEDO, April 17. Wheat. $1 22. corn, 774c; oats, 47c: clover seed, $10 10. CREDENCE IS At Washington To Report Of Villa's Death Many Believe Mexican Story of Villa's Death True, PRESIDENT EXPECTED TO ACT. Will Withdraw Troops From Mexlc When Body of the Outlaw Is Iden tified Positively by American Offi cials State and War Departments Awaiting Intelligence From United States Consular Agents. Washington, April 17. Administra tion officials declare that American troops will be withdrawn from Mex ico immediately if it Is shown that Francisco Villa is dead. Reports ol the bandit chief's death reaching El Paso and other border points were forwarded to Washington for In fo: mation, but neither American con suls nor military authorities in Mex ico were heard from. There was no attempt here to dis guise officials' eager interest In the re ported killing of the bandit. Every message received was closely scrutin ized at the state department and sent to the White House. In some quarters there was a disposition to credit them, despite the fact that border re ports generally have been viewed v.ith so much suspicion since tho pur suit began. Officials would not discuss what proof they would deem necessary to establish the fact the body mentioned In these reports Is that of Villa. It is certain, however, that every effort will be made to obtain so complete an Identification as to make sure beyond reasonable doubt that the man. who waged war with a few hundred ban- I dits against the United States and tho- fie facto goternraent of Mexico simul taneously had paid the penalty. Con sul Letcher at Chihuahua should bo able to make the identification. Customs Collector Cobb at El Paso informed the state department that Mexican- customs officials at Juarez had told him the body of the bandit had been found and would be taken to Chihuahua City. The Mexican embassy received this messaee from Mexican Consul Garcia j at El Paso "The telecraph operators at Cuslhuriachio and Madera have In formed mo that thev have found the lody of Francisco Villa and that '.t will be conducted to Chihuahua.'' PERSHING REPORTS American Troops Were Attacked by Carranza Soldiers at Parral. San Antonio. Tex., April 17. A. message from General Pershing dalPd Eatcvo gives more complete details of the battle at Parral. where the American troops were attacked by j Carranza soldiers and a civilian mob. According to this report Major , Frank Tompkins, with two troops of the Thirteenth cavalry. M and K, con ' slsting of only ahout 100 men march ed into Parral Wednesday a'temoon and were pleasantly received by Gen eral Lczano, the commandant, and the civil authorities. General Lozano j designated the encampment for the. American troops and offered to ao company the Americans to the camp? site. Riding alongside Major Tompklnsv General Lozano started with tho troops for the camp, when soldiers, o.' the Mexican garrison and a civilian, mob attacked the Americans. Know ing these were Carranza soldiers. Ma jor Tompkins did not want to make a stand against them, nnd retreated1 to near the camp, where the Ameri can troops, outnumbered two to one, took up a position behind a railroad embankment. AVhile making a de fense they were flanked by 300 Car ranza soldiers, who came up from the other side, driving the American from their improvised shelter and pur suing them in their retreat For eight miles the fight continued, with the Mexicans suffering a loss of forty soldiers, including one major and one civilian killed and many wounded and tho Americans losing two soldiers and six wounded, inelud ing Major Tompkins, who suffered a slight wound In the chest. At Santa Cruz, eight miles northeast of Parral, tho battle ended when the American- were reinforced by Colonel Browa with a squadron of tho Tenth cavalry lil VI N --. v-14ul .