JC Canterbury disappearance

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JC Canterbury disappearance - J. C. CANTERBURY, A I'riiinliinlit t'ltlxrn of...
J. C. CANTERBURY, A I'riiinliinlit t'ltlxrn of lliiillitniN, Ml-lull - Nit Trui'D f IIIhi, J. C. Canleiliury, a prominent real estatu oieraior of I!oiiiihIh and well l.iK'AUi throiiifhout San r.ciiiurdiiio county, has U-ou niissiiiK fur Mome days and hia family and friends fear that he in the victim of foul play. On the 1st of August Canterhiiry left home for a visit to I.oh Angeles, telling his wile he would return on the ,'M. lie reached this city in due time and went to the Niitick lliiilse, where he ii'imiineil until Tuesday, taking dinner at the hotel on that day. He then left the house ami nothing has heeu henrd of him since that time. Cauterhury had a consider-a I ile sum of money on his peiMon when he left home ami this fact has given rise to the helief that he Iuih met with foul play. When Cauterhury failed to arrive homo on the date he was I' Hiked fi,r, his wile got uneasy, and finally friends came to the cil v tn limk him up, hut no trace could he found, after he left the hotel, and Inst night the ease wan repoi ted to the police, who will make an investigation. So far an known, there is no cause fur Cauterhury leaving the country, lie is a man nhoiit 44 years of age, i'h .1 feel ) inches in height and weigliH ahout I5;l ouuds, He is dark coitiplexioued, with lirown eyes, and when last seen wore u Mark felt hat ami a gray sumnii r suit of clothes, lie is a married man, and litis, live or six children, two of whom are grown hoys. His domestic relnlioiis have always heen pleasant and so fur as known he has never had any family troiililes. He is an Odd Fellnw in gnod standing and had on when last seen the ''three-link" pin of the order. His friends sav that he is comfoitahly fixed, linnncially, and had no hiisiness cares of any description. His hahits were correct and there is no suspicion of a woman in the case. His family is almost crazy oyer the affair, and the family will spare no ell.n l toelear up tho mystery. l.os Angeles Times. A ltedlands correspondent says: The account published in yesterday's Times of the disappearance of J. ('. Canterhiiry created great surprise here and the alliiir is the talk of ll,e town. That he had disappeared was not know n or suspected outside a limited circle, composed of his family and a few hiisiness associates. The pulilicatioii of the disappearance set every tongue wagging ami new lacls liave ilevelopeil not lielore known to the public. The inemliers of the family are all greatly aU'ecleil hy this state of allairs. The wife is almost crazed, the two sons and two daughters lire iinconsolalilc, and a sister, Mrs. F, F. Ashhv, was prostrated yesterday afternoon liy the state of nihil i'H as developed and later was driven to unconsciousness. It seems that there is a woman in tlie case; at least most people now think that there in. The helief is hinged iijhhi the following facts: There has heen living in a house on Cypress avenue, iirchiised of Mr. Caiilerhurv on the installment plan, a woman hy the mime of Mrs. M. A. Covington, whose husband has a ranch up in or near the mountains, where he spends most of h.is time, coining ilown once or twice a month to see his wife. She became ipiite friendly with Mr. Canterbury, visiting him at bis oliice frequently, sometimes hh often as three or lour times a day. When Mr. Canterbury was at South Riverside planting olives for tlie olive company, of w hich lie is a member, Mrs. Covington wont to that city and staved a month. When visiting the oliice of Mr. Canterbury Mrs. Covington would frequently go into the inner otlice with him and remain in consultation for a loiij; time, and their actions were thought very queer in this respect. Mr. Canterbury Jeft here on the 1st and remained in San lternarilino until the next morning. Mrs. Covington purchased a traveling satchel on Monday and left here on Tuesday morning. Front the above facts it in thought, by many that they met at San lUrnardiiib on Tuesday morning, August 2d, and departed together. Several othorthings point to that conclusion. hie is that his property in rather heavily mortgaged and otherwise involved, ami that be drew from tho bank w hat money he had, nnd more. He also borrowed a few davs before 700 of Maj. I,. 11. Ftt, giving his note for it. Fvervbody in licdlands had confidence in him and he might easily have borrowed several thousand dollars without security had he asked for it. The family is well connected in this city. His brother, I.. A. Canterbury, married u Crafts, lie was drowned at at buig lieach .July 4, lS'.ni. His father, Hr. Milton Canterbury, died in this city about two months ago. One man living here said he heard Mr. Canterbury say that he was going to Due-nix, Ariz., but others think that he took the steamer J.os Angeles for San Francisco. His family think that he has written where he was going and the letter failed to reach them. I i I t ! 1

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  1. The Daily Courier,
  2. 11 Aug 1892, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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