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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 03, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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VILLA, IN SPITE OF WOUNDS,
ELUDES U. S. CAVALRY
El Paso, April 3. Army men here
fear Villa has eluded American cav
alry sweeping Guerrero district since
Wednesday's fight at San Geronimo
ranch. If further search of district's
wild hiding places fails to locate him,
Parral district further south will be
invaded. . He is believed to have
headed there with remnant of his
forces, hoping to recruit followers
among his sympathizers.
Whether Villa's wounds were as
serious as official Carranza reports
indicated began to be doubted since
his injuries apparently have not in
terfered with his escape from his
pursuers.
Further confirmation of reported
murder of three Americans and two
other foreigners at Minaca and Guer
rero a week ago was also awaited.
Without direct news of Villa man
hunt, border again became field for
wild rumors directed against Carran-'
za government's co-operation in the
chase. American and Carranza of
ficials scoffed at renewal of reports
of large defacto concentrations along
expedition's line of communication.
Rumor that Villistas were secretly
gathering around Ascension for
blow at Gen. Pershing's supply
route also officially regarded as
groundless.
Field Headquarters o.f American
Army near Dublan, Mexico, April 2,
via Wireless to Columbus, N. M.
Two army aviators missing with
aeroplanes since Friday have arrived
here.
Washihgton. Many Villistas in
command routed last Wednesday by
Cal. Dodd's cavalry were former Car
ranzistas of Col. Cano's army, ac
cording to semi-official advices
reaching Washington.
San Antonio. Believing Pancho
Villa has escaped ring of Americans
and Carranzistas reported to have
gurrounded him, Gen, Funston laid
plans to track down bandit with aid
of Apache scouts.
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RODRIGUEZ REPEATS CHARGE
AGAINST MAYOR THOMPSON
Aid. Rodriguez today repeated his
charge against Mayor Thompson
that the mayor is planning to oust
John H. Whitman from his office as
head of the Bridewell because Whit
man does not fit in well with his
scheme of letting only Thompson
machine workers hold city jobs.
Meanwhile rumor has it that the
council gas committee will be reap
pointed by the mayor immediately
after the election. This will be to get
rid of two committee members who
do not agree with the mayor's view
on ho wthe suit to get $10,000,000
in overcharges back from the Peo
ples Gas Co. is being handled.
The gas committee has not yet
heard from Corporation Counsel Et
telson on his promise to give the
committee a pledge in writing that
he will not oust Donald Richberg
from the gas case without the com
mittee's permission.
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WASHINGTON BELIEVES SUSSEX
WAS SUBMARINED
Washington, April 3. President
Wilson is rapidly accumulating evi
dence tending to indict Germany for
recent attack on unarmed vessels in
the English channel.
Word qf additional affidavits has
reached this country, it was learned
today.
The additional evidence materially
increases the strength, of opinion
prevailing in administration circles
that a German submarine was re
sponsible for the attack on the Sus
sex and other vessels, jeopardizing
American lives.
The situation today was once
again described as "very serious."
No confirmation has come from
London of the German claim that the
Sussex formerly was engaged as a
earner of British troops to the continent,
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