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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDEDY UUT20 99 UBR5
HELD FOR RANSOM
Mexican Bandits Capture Army Fliers---Big Sum to be
Paid---Arrangements Being Made in El Paso to Send
$15,000 to Save Offlcers' Lives.
San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 17.-Maj. mandet of the nero unit at Port Bliss,
Gen. Joseph T. Dickman, commander representing a message signed by the
of the Southern Department, and staff two aviators who have been misig
officer were iII Conference late tonight since S1iiiday, stalig they had been
over reports froim 'Candelarla, Texas, ca tUrel by .Mexi'ais and were be
that Lieutenants Davis and Peterson, 1ag held for $Ie3.O0t) ransom wich
army aviators, are being held by Mex- must be pid by August 18, 0r they
lean band its for $1 5,000 ransom, which, woulh be killed.
army authorities have been advisel, "This niassat-v was brought Into
must be paid Monday to Dawkins Kil- town in the Big Bend (istrict by a well
patrick, a storekeeper at Candelarla, known bandit. Col. (1. T. Langiorne,
under penalty of death for the aviators commanding oficer of the Eighlt
If the money is not forthcoming. 'Cavalry and the Big Bend (istrict
General Dickman said reports re- wired the commanding general of the
ceived indicate that the two airmen Fl Paso district that the message Is
came down at the little town of authentic and that he Is taking all
Dilares, which is on both sides of the necessary measures to secure (le re
Rio Grande. He declined to state lease of the aviators and has present
what steps had been taken to rescue ed this matter to the proper authori
the men, or whether he had been In ties. Te name of the place from
communication with Col. George T. which the message was sent, as well
Langhorne, commander of the Big as the place where the ransom is to
Bend district. lie also said a report be paid, is not given, it might in
of the ilncident had been telephoned terfere with the release of the avia
to Washington. tors."
-- I~Neut. PNtersoti Is 25 years of age
larfa, Texas, Aug. 17.-Letters pur- and Is from (tutchison, Minti. lent.
porting to be from Lieut. Paul 1-1. Davis is 23 years old and is from
Davis and Lieut. Harold G. Peterson, Strathmore, Cal.
Amierica army aviators, missing since Aviato's Peterson and Davis are a
last Sunday, were received here today part of the personiel of the Fort
at military headquarters. 'Tle letters Bliss aviat(cit corps, but were on ie
stated that aviators were being held ltduty witt the li I dts
by bandits for $15,000 ranson somtie- t net miii tary headqtarters at Marfa,
where in Mexico and were throateniied Texas. when they disauteared. Ihey
with death unless the ransom was left Marfa last Sunday toring for
paid. (li isiaI itrol of the border, plan
h demand for the ransoi was re- ning to follow the noth itiii of tle
Ci ved here today and a repori made Rio Grande to the end of ie (istrict.
at once to Major G eneral Dickmtan, It is beiel by aviation oficers
commander of fite Sotithern Depart- ttat they contused the Conchos River,
ment. An unconfirmed repat.also which lows itto the Riq (rattde ti1.
wao received here that aviators wern Presidio, Texas, With the Rio taade,
being held at a point close to the and followed the Course of this rivet
American border and that Chico Cano, Into tte iterior of Mexleo. Atiotlhot
a faitious bandit of the Big Hend tteory advanced here by fellow avia
Ojinaga district, was the leader of the tors Is that they were forced to land,
banidlt band holding the aviators. (ithot on the Aterican ot Mexican
side of t ite borden, in thle wild( coutliti'y
El Paso Commander Issues Sfatemntt. of tte Ilig Bend rist'iet, aiii were
El Paso, Texas, Aug 17.-An olilcial itade prisoners 1y the Mexican han
statement was issued at military head- (hIts, who make marauding t I ps
quarters here tonight signed by Brig. across tle border at frequett itervals
Geni. James It. Erwin, district com- in search of (attic and othet properly
mainder, announcing that Malor L,. A. wich I ite,'. earry off to N oxico.
Waltoll. commatider of the aero unit at Wh('n It Jiecate knowii at 'ort
Vort Bliss, had received a message Iiss Iott gtt that the aviators were
from the t wo missing aviators say itig ieported held by Moxivaia bandits,
they had been captured by Mexicans there was itch i iseussloi atioiij
and were being hld for $1;5.000 nan- aiiy (ttliOnt of the possihility of
somi. 'T'lie ransoii must be paid by .\ meictIt lrt)piS Crossing the border
Auist I, according to the message .lil sea mel Of tIt ha tdis. TliS was
Arraigentmelt were leiig made here dis' 'di I d tw it ig iti i' lieS for two
tolight to obtain $1.1,000 gold coin and To il'itcal Otto ad%-artcen
to sfend it to MarIa early (omorrow for lt tle Amorica a atots would
payientI of (he ranisom. This 'etloni ho killd if al exiudition crossed in
was devmed advIsable' to protect the
imlenI. The full text of the stat emlent1 orders to Ctoss tite botder I tle Big
issued at military headIuaortors to- 1 lend district apply 011onl to pu tit
nigh ity Gei. Erwin follows: of banit who ha y o
'"A 'elegrami was received thtis aftet'- o h tti' ieadttt 11't
Wahigtn em nd Tatmistea ften eof ntAmericas,
Sto. urdrrfeCtiensntusg Comesg toiEnedbh
Wasittto, Ag. 4-Th ti's do ' hoaatorswh te ae ofeen ultsing
chane i polcy n delin wit M inc'e gSunyistatintehd itsn
co was disclosd today.t(lol 1) y .pticansit and werttie of
Caraiia hs ben vamed hatInote with fori City,0 ransom ich'fe
agatis Amricns,''lieI~atdStae t th a d t by diplomt t'8, orctey
Mexic." oTrags mossAeria citiught ina
~Vlh (to ~ noit('eliett t tle tate Meino, culinag l itrit'd ofel
dopt'teti, hwevt',caiie 10 tknownet batninCl S . an hornseas
lio'i a iv Iideaionofitiv at tecommtiandn tfiero he I-'ttai igthr
go o efotcowitt hcksony Il'eCii alllryadth 3'.'en'dstic
AllThee witretdA the omandig Sagem.a oh
athete litthe isr caling ealh
Phiosoher tuke t geatdea ofetessary tmesures ofur thedre
the mytery f l~f, hut~vhen lease ofqitnhe adatons. and hs .prslet
gotIt il ummd 1h i tuns ut o edh tiste to(150 thelnpropokeautor
bo loiliigbutanoportniy t b ate. T'am our nthe n pl atchfro
fried tosombodyelseio h look bessagte wa ta we"
anyay.It ake (mte nuberto oste pand thregtheooansom dakto
wakea paado.-Ioto ransri be pauiid, him, thot ghn bas migh an
hope binso lcison inn. L1e.t.
* LANFORU.D NEWS. *
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Lanford, Aug. 18.--Last Wednesday
afternoon Mirs. Alice Mills and Miss
Belle Patterson entertained tilei Sun
day school classes in the beauitiful
grove iear the residence of i-. It. J.
Patter-son. The Chil1dren enjoyed,
gallies and the music on the Edison
for awhile, thcn a bountiful picnic
di nneir was served in a beautiful way,
tlhe teilics be ig assisted in s r'v in g
by ris. A. It. Ilolm es and lrs. C. *D.
Cox. All the guests voiced their ap
Pl'eciattioll of the occasion and lefti
a happy litth. party, for their lionies.
lIev. J. It. Williamis met his appoint
iment S tida) afternion aini dc.1i~glgt ed
Ills congregation with a good sermon.
MIr. '. W. McCravy, Mrs. Ellen Mc
Cravy, James and Mlargaret .IcCIavy
of faurens, attended services and sang
several beautiful songs and the violin
added very much to the music. All
enjoyed the mlitisic very much and were
glad to have these good people join
in with us In the worship for tile day.
Mr. liarper IHiggins, lne of our
home bOys, but. now a resident and
successful business man of Buffato
UnIlon, was happily m-arried Sunday
morning, August 17th, to Miss Black,
a teacher aind a very accomplished
Prof. If. S. l3urdette and )ride have
r'eturedI 1 home after spending someo
Itiimo in the Illotilltains of North Caro
ina, visiting W 1eavrville College,
where Pirof. fHurdette has many friends
and where he was Professor of
Mathemliatics for several years.
Aliss DaIs [ irris, the home dem on
strator will be at Ile hioiile of Mi's. C.
L. Waldr(.p next Friday, Auigust 22nd,
to demonstrate the use of tile steall
P ivssiire c' ilnner lin ea nnning corn, okia,
etc. All the ladies of tile collilnhiiiity
are Ilivit ed to collme aInd Observe tie
work, linii giing corn or anything youl
would like to call. It is a good chance
to learn soniething along this line
and we all shotil d avail ourselves of
tlhese oppor:.iIllities w len libroiiyht to
Our Own doors. We all aHpprecia te Miss
Iarris's efforts and thiik slit is do
ig a great work to help wollen witii
the va rious pr0ob)1 llis con fi-oi ilg
the loustewife in dolestic econlolics,
Mrs. Walter Odell and little (augh
ter. Nell. of Atanta, are visiting lid'
11miir, Mis. Ethel Lanforl.
Mirs. .I. 1. Williiams andtl faiilyv at
tended tho rolunionl 0f the Willialls
family, litul at :nolree last Sarday.
*'lass.\hiiliit Cooper. oi () r enville.
Is at hoimie w%ith her par'ents, after
spenlding several w eeks in Ile hos
pilal at Chic(k Sprinl-s, where she waI
operated oi for a ppen(dicitis.
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I'koii, Aug. 18.--Thle farmilers have
gonle to puillinig fodhh-r after a res't (If
a few weeks andt tottoll is beginning
to oipen so) there is not inuch vacation
for th e farmieri miani.
TPhe healthi of' 0our comnmn1111ity3 is very'
goodt with t h except ion of .\irs, Ioii
('ul beirtson, Dri. Cooper and1( .\li's. .Jane
Culiibert son,~ whod havie been oil ithe sick
list for sever'al wveeks. We hlope for'
them all a speedy reeoveiry.
Mi'. and .\ilrs. 'tames .\eN inch, of
I toboken, are visitinug t heir pa rents,
Mr. and Mr's. Af McNinch.
Miss Myrtle Clbhertson has ret urned
home after a w~eek's visit with .\i iss
Mr. IHenyv Pitinson is stpendiing a few
days with his parenits, .\i'. anld .\lrs.
If. II. Plnson. I lenry'3 is woridng itn
Mr's. M~attle isuris and chili'eii. of
the Woodrow Wilson sectioni, spent
lie week-end with Mr. L,. C. Cuilbert
SOn and1( family.
Misses Evelyn andi Dol lie ('uliberit
son are visit Ing the Misses Garr'lett, of
Messrs. Rloy Cup, ?rtson andit EdtgarI
lini its wer'e Ithe dinnier gutests of Mr'.
I Iry Pinisoni Sunday.
Mr's. Caril Cuiibertson andit chi ldreni,
s penlt Siindtay nlight withI her' jarenuts,
Mr. and Mr's. TP. II. [irt;, in the Wood
row WVilson section.
Tfhe night school is expected to be
gin at Ekomn chiool hiOulse toniigh~t withI
Miss Myrtle Ctilber'tsotn as teacie'.
Plies Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Druggists refound money If PAZO OINTMENT tails
to curo itching, [Ilnad. Dicedi ng or Protrudlog Pite;.
Instantly relIeves ltchkbng Pies, and you cani det
restfut uleco after the,~ tirsta annitenas Prbe~u
Valuable Farm Land
Monday, Sept. 1st, 1919
We will sell at public auction on Saleday, Sept.
1st, at Laurens Court House, during the legal hours
of sale, the following property:
44 acres, known as the Lindsay home place, 12
miles from Ora, S. C., on the main Laurens road.
188 acres, known as the old Lindsay farm, one
mile back of Mrs. Jane Craig's place on the Laurens
This is good farm land, well located and is being
sold for division.
Terms of Sale: 10 per cent cash day
per cent Jan. 1st, 1920 when possession is k1en, and
balance Feb 8th, 1920.
MRS. E. B. SLOAN,
MRS. R. D. LEWIS,
JOHN E. LINDSAY,
MISS ELIZA LINDSAY,
MAXWELL IS THE
SURPRISE CAR OF THE YEAR
It's a mental stimulation to look over this post-war
Maxwell, and see one surprise after another in fine en
You get the accumulation of war years in rare
There's the new Lemoine type front axle, which
gives a new delight at the wheel in its easy, castering
effect in steering.
Then, there's the heavy, new rear axle with extra
large, indestructible four pinion differen al. And two
universal joints of the oilless disc type. The equire
no attention during the life of the car.
Brakes! The emergency is now found on the trans
mission, as on so many foreign cars. The service
brake is the larger toggle type, and is equipped with
equalizers, which prevent the tendency to skid.
In the rear now is slung the gas tank, large and
with vacuum feed. No more gas fumes or gas leak
age up in front.
Also equipped with Hot Spot and Ram's-Horn.
There are many more rare treats in store for you,
but remember this Post-War model is the continuation
of the original Maxwell chassis as laid down 5 years
To date more than 300,000 have been built. The
public has paid $200,000,000 for previous Maxwells.
This Post-War Maxwell is a greater car.
Be among the early ones to get this prized car.
$985 f. o. b. Detroit
CAROLINA AUTO COMPANY
LAURENS. - - - Souh Caolna