LD Lafferty on the Pendencia
T1.W STATE What the- Papers U'hro'.ishout Toxan Curiza Springs, Dimmitt noiinty, lias a. newspaper with ;\ novel name, thÂ« Javelin. The name refers to tlio weapon BO Citlled, not the javelina, the pugnacious ivninial southwestern Texas. Yet the Juveliu does not seem to bo a belligerent. It pays: Tha word is Knglish. and IB defined epcar or lance. The same weapon is iu Spanish 'jabalina (bav-;v-lee-nit, with accent on the third cyllabic).- Another nitlCn of tho Spanish word jabalina is, specietj of musk hog." Give the Spanish ; Hound to the letters forming tho word javelin imd wÂ« have the word Â· leen, accent oil hist syllable) commonly in this country to n::me tho musk or 'Mexican hog^-thc animal referred to in tTie definition above given. Dimmitt is a comparatively new county. ThÂ« Javelin says: . ' . : . ' T.he lirst settlers on tho Pendencia .. colored family named Bsll, nccoinpnnlci 1 . by 'two white uieri namau L:!fterty ami AC!.~.;HB, wh'o were iu 1659 attacked by a largo of Lipans, their iacals and corntls and Adams was Killed. '.None of the were" hurt, but LufTerty was ;j!iot .t'.vi::. 1 , but made his escape by crawling inio- the . . - . _ ...... _____ Â· ___ L ____ . i l . _ L.. 'I--.. s in tlic Santfi K'.isa mo:inlr.i:is, 'Â· Mexico, were ii!tn0st~cc;:;,tant,. M.iny per- ....-^BOns wore murdered by t.h'jm, and c'very settler . pursued ' his business at . the .liaMrd" of. his . life, whilst iniieh live . stock vras. coutinuotisly taken by those tribes uncl Mexican thieves. latens ISrathe In:liaii:i,seveuty-.'ive in ter, flrot raided thu county by attack l"ehdeacja.(!6ttU'm-:nt, killing a Mexican .j "man and carryiD^oft a llexiuui boy . Vidal Gohzaiea, v.'liom they kept, for ' years. -Then Â· coming on to the Pcna, ' - iniirdcred Mr. David .-Adamft. H-'ippiiy at Santa'ixpaa, utate oi UbahuiJa, AU-xico, . Â· where he etiptnred a large amount of . ^stock,.wit-]i which he returned iuto pur do.'in ah). '-'**; - - ' " . ' " ' . " ,'.