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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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IS VILLA RUNNING INTO A TRAP?
HE IS LOCATED
San Antonio, April 8. With Villa
apparently located between Satevo
and Parral, American troopers in at
least two advanced columns today
were reported rushing southward in
what may prove to be a repetition of
Col. Erwin's famous ride to San Ge
ronimo. One of the foremost detachments
was believed to have plunged into
country south of Satevo, pushing the
chase to the utmost in hope of forc
ing the elusive bandit into conclusive
fight Reports to Gen. Funston at
headquarters today clinched his be
lief that Villa is rushing headlong to
ward Parral, where Carranzista
forces were stated in earlier reports
to be waiting for him.
Though bandit leader's present
force may have been augmented in
country traversed in his flight, latest
authoritative reports indicated his
strength does not exceed a few hun
dred poorly equipped soldiers. If the
Carranzistas are in strength to the
south Villa may be caught between
co-operating forces or forced to re
trace his steps toward Santa Rosalia
to the east
The two American columns are so
far south of Cusihuraichic, according
to Punston's advices, that they can
not communicate with advanced
base even by aeroplane. Brown's de
tachment, reports say, ran short of
supplies south of Cusihuraichic and
was forced to return there. Rein
forcements were accompanied by a
heavy pack train, however, and the
situation was relieved.
Washington, D. C, April 8. Prob
lem of sending supplies to American
man hunters in Mexico gave war and
state department less concern today
than for some time past
Despite Foreign Minister Aguilar's
statement at Queretaro that permis
sion had not been given U. S. to
transport such supplies, army men
seemed satisfied they had found a
3&y out of their ttouhfe thrdush a&ti
of a mining company in sending spe
cial supply train from El Paso. This
method probably can be repeated.
Washington, April 8. The United
States will regard its mission in
Mexico completed as soon as the de
facto government is able to relieve
American forces of the task they
have undertaken.
Columbus, N. M., April 8. Lieut
CoL Tyree H. Rivers of the Thir
teenth cavalry is reported to be dy
ing of pneumonia at Casas Grandes,
Mexico, today.
Columbus, N. M., April 8. United
States troops are entrenched in Mex
ico today. Official confirmation has
been obtained of reports that infan
try at Boca Grande and other points
along the American expedition's line
of communication have dug entrenchments.
EASTLAND WHITEWASH JOB
GETS A SPLOTCHING
There is a splotch on the fine job
of whitewashing with which the fed
eral dep't of commerce covered it
self after the Eastland overturned
and drowned 812.
On the splotch are written the
words:
"The federal laws governing
steamboat inspection service were
the principal contributory cause of
the Eastland disaster."
The words are from the report of
the technical board selected by city
council to investigate the question
of safety on the lakes.
The board found "inexcusable op
position in the federal inspection
service toward improvements in life
saving apparatus." The hull inspec
tion service was condemned.
LAUGHING GAS
Mrs. CoL Jessup is wearing a broad
smile now, as the colonel has in
stalled a nice gas range in their home
and had the gas doctor, Mr. Water
man, come out and pipe the gas in.
Mrs. Jessup says cooking is a pleas
ure now. Westnprt (IncL) Courier
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