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7TLLA SEEKING OLD HAUNTS IN
MOUNTAINS U. S. ON TRAIL
El Paso, April 4. American troops
today were approaching Durango
state line south of Chihuahua City
on Villa's trail. Their swift advance
surprised border officials. Friday
Col. Dodd's cavalry column appeared
at San Antonio, near Cusihuiriachic.
At that time Villa, with only eight
men, passed through Satevo, about
50 miles south of American van
guard. He was reported to be fleeing
for his old haunts in Durango moun
tains. Four American soldiers have died
of illness or accidental injuries suf
fered in Mexico pursuing Villa. Over
300 are being treated today in Fort
Bliss hospital here. No American
soldier has yet been killed in battle
with Villistas in Mexico.
Villa has no intention of forming
junction with Canuto Reyes in the
Torreon district, it is believed, but
will attempt to hide from pursuing
American forces in Durango Sierras.
Reported movement of 15,000 Car
ranza soldiers northward from Tor
reon is believed to be evidence of an
nounced Carranza campaign against
Prolonged absence of report on the
status of pursuit has resulted in re
quest from Washington to Gen. Per
shing for detailed statement.
"In case of Villa's capture or any
big development," said Major Sam
ple at Columbus today, "Gen. Per
shing would send an aeroplane to
some point on his line of communi
cation." The possibility that Villa had es
caped the cordon drawn by Col. Dodd
and Gen. Pershing was admitted by
army men. Pershing was believed
to be well south of San Antonio, Chi
huahua, by this time, and was so
close on the bandit's trail that he
cannot take time to report infallible
channels of communication.
Washington, April 4. Additional
American soldiers were sent across
davs ago, the war department an
Officials refused to say whether
these troops were cavalry or infan
try. Gen. Funston took this action,
it was intimated, in order to
strengthen his line of communica
tion. o o
NIELSON BREAKS WINDOW
FRAME TO DODGE "FRAME"
The only frame Det. Sergt. Henry
Nielson will stand for is a window
frame; and this morning he jumped
Sergt Nielson, of S. Clark sL sta
tion, saw a man accost a woman on
the street and go into the State hotel,
551 S. State. He followed, sow that
they had registered as man and wife
and forced entrance to their room.
When he was about to put them
under arrest, the man ducked out the
door and locked it from the outside.
Sergt. Nielson did not hesitate a
moment He jumped right out the
window. He didn't even stop to
swing himself down to the street.
At the St. Luke's hospital, where
he was sent for repairs, Nielson said:
"My being found in a hotel room
with a woman would have looked
bad. It looked so much like a 'frame'
to get me that I smashed a window
frameto break the other frame."
NEED AND KNEAD THE DOUGH
Three of twelve dough mixing ma
chines of the Uneeda Biscuit works
are idle today. The workers on these
machines are on strike for an eight
hour day. Men on the other nine ma
chines are on the job after having
received a deal including a $3-a-day
minimum for men and a $2-a-day
minimum for women.
The strikers knead the dough, but
are unwilling to knead until given
their demands, including the dough
that they need.
165 Illinois cities, villages and set
tlements today voting whether to
the border at Columbus, N. M., two lpermit or prohibit saloons.