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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 18, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma An Announcement That Makes Glad the Hearts of Music Lovers Is That Hockwald’s Native Hawaiians Are at Liberty Today. Oh, Boy! Uhe gfoa evening VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 135 ADA. OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1919 THREE CENTS THE COPY Fliers Held For Ransom by Mexican Bandits, So Reports Say EXTRA St .“MMK* MIST HY PAID OR MISSING aviators wha IHC HILLKD SAY HA \ HITS. AI JAN TI,AY KUS KASY YKTIMS OK Alt A’S CRACK BASEBALL THAM Ii AST SVN DAY A FTEK N 1X>N. Bandits Make Bold to Ask Ransom for V. S. The largest crowd that has seen a hall game in Ada this season was at the hall park yesterday afternoon to see the local lads take on the crack team from Allen. After the rains of the night before the grounds and the atmosphere were combined to make a game attractive. And it was one of the best games the fans have looked at since the frosts of springtime left us. Both teams were in to win and played like veterans. Ada had the edge on the visitors, however, and tucked away the large end of a seven to four score. ADA AB R Carey. L. F.----------4 I Young, 3B. ----------4 I Orr, 2B. -------------4 I Rutledge, IB --------4 0 A sherry, Iv. F---------4 I Tolbert, C. F---------3 I Roach. S. S-----------4 2 Reed. C. ------------2 I Spies, C. ------------4 0 Totals - 33 7 ALLEX—- AB R Welch, DF------------4 I Flea diem, SB --------4 0 Medler, R. F---------4 I Wilson, S. S.----------4 I Kurnev, C.-----------4 0 Loving. C-CF----------4 0 Hay, C. F. ----------4 0 Jesse. P-2B ----------3 0 Smith, IB. ----------2 I Totals-----------— 34 4 5 5 Summary: Stolen bases. Carey, Orr 2; Two base hits, Young, Hay; Rase on balls. Smith; Struck out, by Spies ll, by Jesse 5, by Hay I; Passed balls. Kumey; Umpire, Coleman; Scorer, M O. Matthews. Time 2 hours. Ii minutes. Airmen in Sum of SCHUMANN - HEINK STARTS ON TRIP TO GET SON S CHILDREN Mam ELECTRICAL WORKERS REPLY TO ALLIANCE Mme. Schumann-Heink I’jr th** Associated Prt*h> WASHINGTON. Aug IS American embassy at Mexico was instructed by the state department to immediately call upon the Mexican government for quick action to effect the release of Lieut. Harold G. Peterson and Paul ll. Davis, held by Mexican bandits for ransom near Candelaria, Texas, The American consul at Juarez has been instructed to take all possible steps to secure the release and protection of the two aviators. The state department officials said that ransom w'ould be paid as soon as information could be had as to where and to whom it was to be paid. EL PASO. TEX-,Aug. 18 Every effort was being mode today to ex-j petdite the rescue of Lieu ta. Paul H. Davis and Harold G. Peterson, 'aviators of the United States army., * being held for fifteen thousand dollars ransom by Mexican bandits somewhere south of the Big Bend district of Texas, in Mexico. While no official military announcement was made. it was understood that the ransom money had been arranged for and would be started during the day for Candelario, Texas. Cattlemen attending a cowboy camp at Ft. Davis yesterday raised fifteen thousand dollars in fifteen minutes and placed it at the disposal of military authorities. The aviators were heard from yesterday for the first I time in eight days after crossing the border. The bandits demand that the ransom be paid in gold. tty lilt* A»H*clat*4 Pres* SAN ANTONIO. T*x„ Aug. 17.- -Major General Jof. T. Dickuiau, commander of the southern department. and staff officers were in conference late tonight over reports from Candelaria, Tex., that Lieutenants Davis and Peterson, army aviators. are being held by Mexican bandits for $15,000 ransom which, army authorities have been advised must be paid Monday to Dawkins Kilpatrick, a storekeeper at Candelaria under penalty of death for ii the money is not Ham and Ramsey Close Their Work in Ada With Good Feeling All Round SHIE DEPT. ULIS IO at the tabernacle, five and a halt GENERAL LEJEUNE Tho . , taviators City forthcoming. General Dick man said reports received indicated that the two airmen came down at the little towm of Dilare> which is on both sides of lh* Rio Grand* He declined to state what stepj had been taken to rescue the men, or whether he had been in communication with Col. Gee. T. Langhorne, commander of th* Big Bend district. He also said a report of the incident had been telegraphed to Washington. IH-nth Threat Carried iii Note. MARFA. Tex Aug. 17.--Letters purporting to Ie from Lieutenants Paul H. Daw md Harold G. Patterson. America t army aviators miss ing since last J unday, were received here todir at military headquarter Trie stated the av iators were tieing held by bandits for $15,000 ransom somewhere in Mexico and were threatened with death unlet* the ransom was paid, according to the letters. The big revival which lasted for weeks, has come to a close. I The evangelists have gone 'to 'Clarksville, Texas, where they will start another like campaign tomor-j row night. i The good that has ben done can-| not be estimated in dollars and cents, yet the people of Ada made the evangelists a free will offering at the close of the meeting last evening which approximates $3,200. This is the largest offering the evangelists ever received for a meet-| tug of like duration, aeording to their own statements, and the largest with the exception of San Antonio, Texas, where they received $4,500 for a like campaign. This offering was in addition to the running expenses of the campaign, and, when taken altogether, leaves the city of Ada in a most commendable light in the eyes of not only the evangelists themselves but of the entire religious world. Record ('rimd I .ast Night. All records for attendance were broken last evening when the largest crowd yet seen at the tabernacle assembled to hear the evangelist in his farewell sermon, on the subject, ‘ How Shall Ye Escape if Ye Neglect So Great a Salvation?’* About ’lime for the evangelist to begin his discourse, however, a typical Oklahoma storm flurry came along and dispersed a big part of i the congregation. It didn’t rain, but RETURNS WITH VETS OF SECOND DIVISION AMERICA WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT CAPTURE OF TWO AVIATORS BY BANDITS RECENTLY. Th* demand for the ransom was scared awav the nervous and re- recelved here today and a report made at one* to Major General Dick man, commander of the Southern department. An unconfirmed report was also received here that the aviators were being held at a point close to the American border and that Uhico Gano, a famous bandit of the Big IT nd-Ojinaga district was the bader of the bandit band holding the aviator*. As a body of workmen the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of Ada. Local Union No. 988, would be glad for some business man who understands the whole text ut the Citizens’ Alliance agreement of the city of Ada to interpret and explain the meaning of the articles published iii the Ada Evening N**ws of Friday, August 8th. This tiriicle being headed “No Antipathy Expressed for Labor Union®** but a strong plea for liberty in business and the right to individ- crraph ual bargaining” and also answer the following questions: 1—Who are the citizens of Ada? 2—Who are the labor unions? 3—Who are the citizens alliance? 4—Why do men deny signing this article after signing it? 5—Why do business men say they did ont sign it and know' nothing about it? 6—Why were laboring men refused the reading of the original petition? 7—What is meant by heading of this article, reading “Citizens* Alliance Formed to Oppose Closed Shop and all Disorder?” 8—Why do men who write articles of reply and amendment to this article refuse to sign any name? In regard to the disorder, we them. would suggest that there has been no disorder and so far as w f e are cerned there will be no disorder. And we further suggest that if the laboring men* were all given a fair wage to compete with the H. C. of L., there would evidently be an outburst around the court house due to the fact that there would be abolishment of deputy officers and justices of the peace staffs that are largely employed in issuing and serving garnishments on poorly paid laborers and their employers. If you *will take time to figure the monthly expense of an average family, then compare that with the average salary, which is about $75 per month, I am sure you would have to use red ink. Then you wonder why John Doe or Bill Smith does not pay his full account at the end of each month. With tears in her eyes Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, the noted opera singer. on board the Holland-American liner Rotterdam at Hoboken, told how she was making: this special trip to Europe to bring: back to America the two children of her son, Augr-ust. Her son was an officer of the Hamburg-American line and was commissioned in th» German navy when war broke out. He was killed when a German submarine blew up after striking a mine in the Mediterranean. This photo- for of Heink was Rotterdam wearing a four stars. Mme. Schumann-made aboard the and shows her service bar with One of her sons, Henry# who was an ensign in the United States navy; one for her son, Walter, who was a private in the artillery; another for her son, George, anti the fourth star for August. She asked that since her three boys had fought for America wasn’t it fair that she should get the tw’o children of her dead son. bring them over here and make Americans of RANSOM MONEY TO BE PAH> TODAY, IT IN SAID KL PANO, Texas, Aug. IS. Messages received by Marfa. Texas, military authorities demanding ransom for the American aviators declared they would be killed today if the mons> was not given to Dawkins Kilpatrick of Candelaria. Texas. Another message stating practically the same tacts and signed by the aviators themselves was received MANY KILLED AND HURT WHEN BOILER EN PLODS By th** Associated Press GREENLEAF. Ills.. Aug. 18.-Three boys, all aged seven were killed. and three others badly burned, and ten persons suffered injuries, when the boiler furnishing steam a mine pump exploded on the farm of Norman Mayberry, five miles southeast of here yesterday afternoon. MASONS, NOTRE. Ada I,odge No. 119. A. F. & A. M., will meet at 8 o’clock this evening for w'ork In the Entered Apprentice Degree. Miles C. Grigsby, \V f . M. Money I* Being Rushed to Bandit'. EL PASO, Tex.. Aug. 17.—In an official statement issued at military headquarters here oniuht and signed by Brigadier General James B. Erwin, district commander, it was announced that Major L. A. Walton, commander of th** aero unit at Fort! Bliss, had reined a message from | Lieut- Paul ll Davis and Harold j G. Peterson, stilting that they had • been captured by Mexicans and were tieing held for $15,000 ransom, which must tie paid by Aug. 18, according to th* message. Arrangements were being made j here tonight to obtain $15,000 gold coin and to send it to Marfa earlv j tomorrow for the payment of the ransom as it is feared they will be | work killed by the bandits unless the ransom is paid before tomorrow night. When it became known at Fort Bliss Tonight that the aviators were reported held by Mexican bandits, there was much discussion among army officers of the possibility of American troops crossing the border in search of the bandits who were duced the audience by nearly half. After some difficutly in getting the people quiet, the evangelist delivered the gist of his sermon and at the close several went forward and made a profession of faith. It is estimated that approximately 1,300 were converted and reclaimed during -the campaign, and at the close .both ministers and laymen of the city pronounced it the most successful religious campaign ever conducted in Ada. Dr. Gordon, who so ably assisted in raising the contribution for the Ha rn-Ramsay company, voted the audience last evening on the question s or inviting the evangelists to pay Ada a return engagement, and every person in the great tabernacle rose to their feet and voted in the affirmative. At the close of the service the evangelist took occasion to thank the mayor of the city, the police guards who looked after the tabernacle, the tabernacle committee, tho ushers, the Ada News, the management of J lie Harris Hotel and all others whom the speaker said had By the Associated Press WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—Vigorous representations were made to the Mexican government today by the State Department concerning the capture and detention, of two American army aviators by bandits demanding fifteen thousand dollars ransom, according to an announcement by Secretary et' State Lansing. It was announced that a complete statement, including details of the capture of two officers and particulars regarding this government's representations, wrould be given the public later. ‘ ii ' '-JI ' cT" H - s - ;■ Us - r s * Tho company left with tho Bv th** A —ortfltrlt Pre*** MARFA, Tex., Aug. 18.—-Authorization for payment of fifteen thousand dollars for ransom for two army aviators, held by Mexicans was received bere today, and the money will be delivered to the bandits’ agent late today at or near Candol-aria, Tex., it was announced here. NRN ATK REPORTS PAIaMKR’8 APPOINTMENT FAVORABLY My * 1 /» * •• Pre** ! WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—Senator Knox, of the judiciary committee, reported favorably to the sen-1 ate today nomination of A. Mitch- (Continued un Page Eight) en Palmer, as attorney general. Big Itafrtiyjng. Tuesday night at 8:30 at the First Baptist Church, there will be another larg<* number of people baptized. The preliminary service will be held iii the main auditorium whore the pastor will speak on the subject of baptism. The following points will be discussed: 1. The Bible mode of baptism. 2. The Bible subject for baptism. 3. The Bible purpose of baptism. An opportunity for church membership will be given and any one can unite at that time for baptism or letter, restoration or statement. At the same time we will administer the ordinance of baptism for the Second Baptist church, and if you desire to become a member of that church, come and the brethren of that church will be at the First Baptist church to receive you, and they will authorize the pastor of first church to baptize you. The public is cordially invited to come to this service. If you are a visitor here and desire baptism you come and we will baptize you and you can get a letter from our church to unit whenever you want. CLYDE C. MORRIS, Pastor. each of them the "best suit of clothes that can be had in the city.” This was a complete surprise to the holding the aviators prisoners. This local ministers, but one which seem-was discredited by higher officers 1 od to please them and for which for two reasons. The principal one they all seemed von' grateful, advanced was that the American aviators would be killed if an expedition crossed in pursuit of the bandits. The other reason was that orders for expeditions to cross the border in the Big Bend district applies only to the pursuit of bandits who have stolen property on the American side and then only to follow a “hot trail.” SU*--*.... ,- v "• ,, O' General Lejeune Major-General John A. Lejeune, commander of the famous Second Division, who returned home recently at the head of the first detachment of the division on board the been so kind to them and who had g t s. George Washington. On assisted them so generously in their « ___j w«oV»i«.r while in the city. J> oard 1 le <f*otge W ashmg- The most unexpected feature of ton, under the command ot the program last evening came when .General Lejeune, was the cel-Prof. Ramsay introduced the local ebrated Fifth Marine Brigade “r# 8 ’ H? k “ p complete and the second bat- sharp pracu a voluntaiy collec ion (tom til*. \«i l- * ii civ+b \icharpus lit*** lious congregations sufficient to buy till IO ll Ot the oixtn .Malines, the men who won glory at Chateau-Thierry. It is planned to have the entire Second Division parade in New York several days following the artery rival of the other units, which best wishes of the people of Ada, and with the very best feling on their part, for Ada and her people. Well wishes seem to be mutual on both sides and there has not been heard a discordant note on the part of the people of the city in comments so far made on the results of the work just finished. are now at sea. Raker is HiU-nl After Getting News. WASHINGTON. Aug. 17.—Seer**-j tary Baker tonight after A SS od at-| ed Press dispatches telling of th© j holding for ransom by Mexican ban-I dits of two American aviators had been read to him, said that he could ; make no comment. The secretary did , not indicate whether advices as to! the plight of the aviators had reach-j ed the war department. The state de-partment, it was said by officials there, had received no information on the affair. News of the holding of the aviators by Mexican bandits, coming on the beek) of the warning to the Carranza government that unless protection was afforded American life arid property in Mexico, a radical change in the policy of this government toward Mexico would result, intensified interest in official circle bere. FOR THIS EVENING The subject this evening at the service on East Main will be, “The Bringing in of the Gentiles.” The public should hear the splendid discussion of this subject by Bro. Phillips. A cordial invitation is extended every one to be present. You are welcome. PROFITEERING HTLD TO BE MISDEMEANOR By News’ Special Service OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug 16.— Profiteering may not be a crime, defined as such in the statutes of Oklahoma, but there is a section in the revised laws of 1910 under which, representatives of the attorney general’s department believe those suspected of extortion, sharp practice and, in brief, ’‘profiteering,” can be prosecuted and convicted, providing the evidence is sufficient, of a misdemeanor. The section is sometimes referred to as “the dragnet law.” It is section 2,-793, revised laws of 1910, and reads as follows: As I .aw is Quoted. “2 793. Injurious acts not expressly forbidden. Any person who wilfully and wrongfully commits any act which grossly injures the person or property of another, or which grossly disturbs the public peace or health, or which openly outrages public decency and is injurious to public morals, although no punishment is expressly prescribed therefor by this chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor.” A foot note recites: “Public peace means the tranquility enjoyed by citizens of a communit7 wnere good order reigns among its members. Disturbing the public peace is a violation of a public order; an act of public indecorum is a breach of the peace. This section is not uncertain in its terms. Any ar: which is wilful and wrongful and grossly disturbs the peace is within its terms.** High Prices Disturb Peace. It is pointed out that extortion. ices and unreasonable charges, literally “gouging,” does “disturb the tranquility enjoyed by citizens of a community where good order reigns among its members.** Inability to purchase, necessities or comforts of life ar prices which only afford a reasonable profit is, it is cited, injurious to the public health. it is believed that the half dozen times under which Mills section has been review' by the supreme court and upheld establishes it and its applicability to the offense of profiteering. The section was copied from the decree de- Dakota code, in 1890, and was in-and all eluded in the revision which was adopted by the first legislature of Oklahoma. It w r as cited at the conference of county attorneys as one w’hich is employed in the event that crimes are not well defined and was recommended to the county ROIA HAK AND FORCES OUTLAWS, DECREE SAYS By tho Associator From* LONDON, Aug. IS.- A daring Admiral Kolchalk, the Russian cabinet at Omsk, to be outlaws has been issued by the soviet government, according to a wireless message from Moscow. Admiral Kolchak and officers commanding his government’s forces in Siberia . . ini- prosecutors as a means of bringing are declared to be mediate arrest. subject to profiteers into court present statutes. under the STRIKE ENDS WITH A ni ,. . PBM AND ON GOVKItNMKNT ^ By bro the M. L. Kitchens of Purcell, thor of Mayor Kitchens, is in city visiting today. There will be baptizing at the First Baptist church Tuesday night at 8:30. The public cordially invited. the Associated Presa WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—The railroad administration was notified today that the shopmen’s strike had ended, and was asked to consider their wage demands immediately. WEATHER FORECAST Tonight and tomorrow, partly cloudy to cloudy. By the Associate*’ ^ress WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—It was the unanimous opinion of American experts on the far eastern question at Cersailles that war must result from the treaty provision giving Japan control of the Chinese province of Shantung, the senate foreign relations committee was told today by Thomas F. Milard, writer attached to the Chinese peace delegation.
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