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AMERICAN HED FOR RANSOM
Mexican Bandits Demand $15,000,
Threatening to Kill Airmen.
Maria, Texas, Aug. 17.-Letters
purporting to be from Lieuts, Paul H.
Devis and Harold G. Peterson, Ameri
can army aviators, missing since last
Sunday, were received here today at
military headquarters. The letters
Stated that the aviators were being
held by bandits for $15,000 ransom
somewhere in Mexico and were threat
ened with death unless the ransom
Ranson Will Be Paid.
El Paso, Texas, Aug. 17.--An official
statement was issued at military head
'uarters here tonight, signed by Brig.
Gen. James B. Erwin, distriet com
mander, announcing that Major L. A.
Walton, commander of thie aero unit at
Fort Bliss, had rec_:ved a message
from the two missing aviators saying
they had been captured by Mexicans
and were being held for $15,000 ran
som. The ransom must be paid by
August 18, according to the message.
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tonight to obtain $15,000 goId coi and
to send it to Marfa early tomorrow
for payment of the ransom. This ac
tion was deemed advisable to protect
The demand for the ransom was
received here today and a report made
at once to Major Gen. Dickman, com
mander of the Southern Department.
An unconfitmed report also was re
ceived here that the aviators were
being held at a point close to the
American border and that Chico Cano,
a famous bandit of the Big Bend
Ojinaga district, was the leader of the
band holding the aviators.
According to the demand, the ran
som must be paidl tomorrow. It is to
be delivered in gold to an American
supposed to be an agent of the ban
dits at Candelarin, Texas on the Rio
Grande, sixty miles south of Valen
Aviators Peterson and Davis ire a
part of the personnel of the Fort Bliss
aviation corps, but were on detached
duty with the Big B'end district mili
tary headquarters at Marfa, Texas,
when they disappeared. They left
Marfa last Suhday morning for the
usual patrol of th e border, planning to
follow the porth bank of the Rio
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:.rande to the end of the district.
It is believed by aviation oilicers
iere that they confused the Conchos
river, which flows into the Rio Grande
iear Presidio, Texas, with the Rio
3rande, and followed the course of
.his river into the interior of Mexico.
\ rother th ory a: ivanced here by fel
ow aviators is that they were forced
:o land, either on the American or
\exican side of the border in the wild
:uuntry of tae Big Bend district, and
xere made prisoners by the Mexican
bandits, who make marauding trips
cross tehl border at frequent intervals
in search of cattle and other property
which they carry' off to Mexico.
When it became know nat Fort Bliss
tonight (hat the aviators were held
' "Mexican bandits, there was much
liscussion among army oflicer.; of the
possibility of American troops cross
ng the border in search of the bandits
l'his was discredited by higher oflicers
For two reasons. The principal one
tidvanced was that the Amerjcan avi
itors would be killed if an expedition
'rossed is pursuit. The other was that
irder for expeditions to cross the bor
icr in the Big Bend district apply only
.o the pursuit of bandits who have
stolen property on the American side
and then only to follow a "hot trail."
Baker Offers No Comment.
Washington, Aug. 17.-Secretary
Baker tonight, after Associated Press
dispatches telling of the holding for
ransom by Mexican bandits of two
American aviators had been read to
him, said that he could make no com
ment. The Secretary did not indicate
whether advices as to the plight of
the aviators had reached the War De
partmeilt. The State Department, it
was said by officials there, had re
ceived no information on the affair.
News of the holding of the aviators
by Mexican bandits coming on the
heels of the warning note to the Car
rainza government that unless protec
tion was afforded American property
and life in Mexico, a radical change
in the policy of this government to
ward Mexico would result, intensified
ixterest in official circles here.
It was pointed out that the incident
reported from the border tponigh! was
thie second of the kind withiin less than
wo months. However, in the present
ase those being held and threatened
vi' death are Amer-ic-n military of
irees and thus, it wvas said, there
1u h' e no clainm of mistaken identity
wo previous instancies.
Confirmed By Johnston.
San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 17.-Col.
W. TF. .Johnston, chief of staff of the
southern department, tonight con
irmed the stateimetn that a rep~ort had
ecen sent to tihe department to the e'f
ect that Lieutenants Davis and Peter
~on are prisoners of Mexican b~and its.
0ol. Johnston decliined to discuss tihe
'epo~rt in any way.
NOTICE OF DISCHAIRGE
I will anply to thle Jud~g(e of P'ro
>ate for Clarendoni County, on the
15th day of September 1919; at II
>'clock A. M. for Letters of Discharge
is surviving Executor of the lastI
Will and Testament of JIohn IH. M a-u
G. WV. Mahony, Executor.
Sumt(er, S. C. Route 5, Aug. 12, 1919
NOTICE O1" DISCHIARGE
I will apply to the JTudge of Probate *
or Cltry ndon County on the 30th (lay
>f August 1919; at 11 o'clock A. M.
or Letter's of Discharge ats Admiinis
rator of the Estate of HI. J. Wilson,
R. A. RIDGhILL,
Adm inistra tor.
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We are offering for sale more than 59 tracts scattered throughout Sumter,
Lee, and Clarenlon Counties. A partial list is given below:'
19-24-Tract of 800 acres, 609 acres cleared, 200 woodland, one mile from Hagood, on Sumter
Camden Public Road; 8-room dwel lng gin-house, large barns and stables at main settlement, 18 other
tenant houses. School, church and rat ad station in sight. Land in a high state of cultivation. Com
muiity excellent. Price, $100,000.
19-27-Tract of 165 acres, 85 clepred, balance timber and woodland, in Sumter County, 6 miles from
Sumter, 3 miles from Dalzell, on White's Mill to Dalzell Public Road; 2 tenants houses, Ermall barns and
stables: school one mile, church 3 miles. Price,, $16,500.
19-31-Tract of 63 aores, 22 cleared, balance timber, In Sumter County, 4 miles from Atkins, 5
miles from Lynchburg, near Trinity-Lynchburg Public Road, (good neighborhood road through place); 2
room dwelling, one barn; school 1-4 nile. Price, $3250.
19-32-Tract of 260 acres, 100 cleared, balance timber, in Sumter County, Shiloh Township, 6 miles
from Lynchburg; two tenant houses. This tract can be subdivided into two or three smaller tracts.
19-: -T'ract of 615 acres, 226 .cleared, it! Clarandon County, 7 miles from Benbow Siding, 9 miles
from St. .merton on Nelson Ferry Public Road; 5 tenant houses, small barns. Timber reserved. Price
19-34-All the pine and oak timber on tract of 300 acres, in Clarendon County, 6 1-2 miles from
Benbow s Siding, 9 miles from Summerton, on River Road and Nelson Ferry Public Road. Estimated
and platted by Palmer and Moore. Price $4.20 per thousand. (Ptic- includes timber only and does not
imclude cypress tract D.)
19-35-'Tract of 32 acres, 20 cleared, balance timber, in Clarendon County, 4 miles from Alcolu, 5
miles from Manning, near Manning-Sardinia Public Road; 5-room dwelling, good barns and stables, to
bacco barn. School and church 2 miles. Price, $2100.
. 19-36--Tract of 60 1-2 acres, 13 cleared, balance timber, in Williamsburg County, 10 miles from
Kingstree, 11 miles from Sardinia, on' Sumter-Kingstree Public Road; 2 tenant houses. New Zion
School. Some good timber. Price $4500.
19-37--Tract of 600 acres, 250 cleared, balance timber, in Clarendon County, one mile from Silver,
3 1-2 miles from Paxville, on Sumter-Summerton Pu Road; 4 tenant houses, small barns; school anl
church one n.,... Price, $40 per acre.
I 19-38--Tract of 100 acres, 65 cleared, balance timber, in Sumter County, 5 mih s from Sumter, on
White's Mill Public Road; 5-room main dwelling, 2 tenant houses,.2 barns and stables. School and
church, one mile. Price, $12,000.
19-41-Tract of 350 acres, 60 to 6;v per cent. in cultivation, 3 1-2 miles North of Sumter, on Sumter
Bishopville Road, adjoining lands of R. M. Jenkins, of White, O'Donnell, Scale, and others; 4-room main
settlement, several tenant houses; some good timber and large quantities of good wood on place. well
I located and can subdivide. Price, $100 per acre.
19-44-Tract of 432 acres, 325 cleared, balance in timber and woodland, one mile West of Pinewood,
on both sides of the A. C. L. and Pinewood-Remini Public Road; good 7-room dwelling, barns and stables
gin-house and outfit, 7 tenant houses; school and church 1-4 mile. A nice.farm in high state of culti
vation. Price, $55,000.
19-4(--Tract of 186 acres, 120 in cultivation, 4 miles from Sumter, on Brewington Road; 5-room
dwelling and basement, 2 tenant houses, good barns and stables. School 1-2 mile, church 3 miles. Price.
$130 per acre.
19-48-Tract of 163 acres, 100 cleared, balance in -timber and woodland, in Sumter County, 3 1-2
miles from Sumter, on A. C. L. Railroati, 6 room house, 2 tenant houses, 2 barns and stables, new to
.bacco barn. Price, $125 per acre.
19-51-Tract of 186 acres, 100 cleared, balance in timber and woodland, in Sumter County, 3 1-2
miles from Sumter, on Sumter-Shiloh and Plowden's Mill Public Roads; 5-room maini.dwelling, 2 tenant
houses, good barns and stables; school 3 1-2 miles. Price, $100 per acre.
19-53--Tract of 167 acres, 90 acres cleared and in high state of cultivation, 5 miles northwest of
Summerton, 3 miles from Silver; 6-rooin main settlement, 3 tenant houses. This is very fine land in good
neighborhood. No better land to be had than the cultivated portion of this tract. Price, $20,000.
- 19-54-Tract of 50 acres, 10 cleared, balance timber (sonic good timber), 4 miles from. Sumter, on
A. C. L. near Mayesville-Sumter Public Road; 4-room main dwelling, one barn and stable, store. School
2 miles. Price $5000. -
19-55-Tract of 124 acres, 25 cleared, 3 mil;s from Sumter, on Moses Road; 2 tenant houses, barn,
artesian well, considerable timber, Price $7,500.
19-56-Tract of 35 1-2 acres, all timber and woodland, in Williamsburg County, 1-2 mile from Work
man Cross Roads, on Black River Public Road. Price-.
19-57-Tract of 12 acres, all cleared, one mile from Sumter, on Sumter-Bishopville Public Road;
4-room main dwelling, one barn and stable. Price $4000.
19-58---Tract of 500 acres, 250 cleared, balance in timber and woodland (about 100 in river swamp)
in Lee County, 1 1-2 miles from Elliott, 8 miles from Bishopville, on Lynchburg-Bishopville Public
Road; 4-room main dwelling, 5 tenant houses, good barns and stables. School and church 2 miles. Pr'ice
1 $110 per acre.
19-61-Tract of 453 acres, 275 cleared, balance in timber and woodland, in Clarendon County, 2 1-2
miles from Pinewood, 21 miles from Sumter, on Pinewood-Remini Public Road; 5-room main dwelling,
7 tenant houses, fair barns and stables; school and church 2 1-2 miles. Price $100 per acre.
19-62 -Tract 126 acres, 80 cleared, balance in timber and woodland (26 swamp timber), 12 miles
from Sumter, 6 miles from Sardinia, on Sumter-Sardinia and Story Public Roads; 4-room main dwell
ing, 7 tenant houses, 5 barns and stables, one tobacco barn, gin, sawmill, and store. Price $20,700.
19-64-Tract of 73 acres, 45 cleared, balance in timber and woodland, some pasture, 1 1-2 miles
from\ Sumter, on Bishopville Public Road; 5-room dwelling, one tenant house, several barns and stables.
Price $200 per acre.
19-65-Tract of 54 acres, all cleared, in Sumter County, 3 1-2 miles from Rembert, 14 miles from'
Sumter, on Sumter-Camden Road; 2 tenant houses, small barns and stables; school and church near.
19-66--Tract of 86 acres, 45 cleared, balance timber and woodland, in Clarendon County, 2 1-2
miles from Summerton, on, Davis Crq s Roads-St. Paul Public Road; 4-room main dwelling, good barns
and stables, school and church adiac edt. Price$100 per acre.
19-67--Tract of 100 acres, 45 cleared, balance timber about 4 miles from Gable, 7 miles from Mann
, on Manning-Sardinia Public Road; 5-room dwelling, one tenant house, 2 pack houses, tobacco barn.
(100,000 to 150,000 feet saw timber on place). Prrice $6500.
19-68--Tract of 126 acres, 89 in good state of cultivation, balance woodland, 3 1-2 miles from Sum
ter, on 'lowden Mill Public Road; 5-room main dwelling, 2 tenant houses, good barn and stables. This
tra-t is located on a small running branch and can be made an extra nice little farm. Price, '$125 per
19-69--''ralct of 50 acres, 22 cleared, balance timber and woodland, 5 miles northwest of Sumter,
Sear Sumter-Statesburg Road; ode tenant house, barns and stables; school and church one mile. This
is good land. Price $7500.
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