SON DESERTS; HIS FATHER HUNTS HIM DOWN IN BADLANDS
Young Man Who Took French Leave From Fort Lincoln Returned After Chase
Dickinson, N.D., July 7 — Deserting Fort Lincoln without leave after enlising in Co. K. Dickinson, Leo F Davis of Belfield was captured by his father after an exciting chase through the Bad Lands, and returned to the forth to serve out his enlistment. When the young man appeared at his home in Belfield and his father learned that he had left the fort without leave he insisted that his son return immediately to Bismarck. Instead, Davis, taking some clothing and supplies, escaped to the Bad Lands. Thither he was pursued by his father in a car. When the use of a machine became impracticable the chase was continued on foot, and at the end of six miles the man hunt ended. Davis surrendered to his father and was immediately taken by the latter to Fort Lincoln. No severe penalty will be imposed on the youngster.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/9/1917