Henry O. Noyes 1895

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Henry O.  Noyes 1895 - - a a IS Disappearance of a Vallejja Contracfor...
- a a IS Disappearance of a Vallejja Contracfor Large Sam of Money in His Possesion Pay for an Incomplete Building No Clew as to His Whereabouts Special Dispatch to the Chboxtcic Vallpjo May 10 Where is Contractor Henry Noyes This question has been asked for several days JUs whereabouts is as much a mystery to - uay as - ever He stepped on board the boat at the Georgia - street dock last Monday Since then he has not been seen At tbe time that Noyes left for San Francisco he is known to have carried with bim a valise and not less than 1000 in coin Of this amount Dr Rachel B Lain it is said contributed 600 M G Wincbell 15 and it is stated that a local bank helped to swell tbe amount by about 100 although tbe latter statement has not been verified Koycsisa contractor and builder who recently arrived at Vallejo from Oakland He made a good appearance and on taking up his residence here provided for his wife and three children a cozy cottage in the center of tbe city After remaining here a short time he wa introduced about town and bis knowledge of business showed that he was competent to carry out successfully any work he undertook About tbe time of Noyes arrival Dr Rachel B Lain concluded to erect a handsome residence on Marin street near the Presbyterian Church Plans and specifications were advertised for and later bids were asked Noyep proved successful and secured the work on a bid of 4150 R J R Aden and M G Wincbell two of the most prominent citizens went on his bond The work progressed well and the building is half finished but when completed it will cost nearer 6500 than tbe amount bid by Noyes Payments of course were exacted from Dr Lain and thus far Noyes has been paid 1800 It was stated at the time that Noyes was given tbe contract that he could not finish the building for the amount he bid and many were of tbe opinion that as be was a new resident and was desirous of making a record be preferred to lose money on tbe job rather than not get the contract Last Saturday affernotm Noyes got the third pavmenl of 600 from Dr Lain paid tbe workmen a very small snm in fact it is said that 5 is the only sura that can be accounted for The 5 was paid to his chief man and it is positively known that be bad then nearly 700 in his possession Ssturday night Noyes remained in town and also on Sunday and Sunday he sang in the choir of the Baptist Church At the meeting of the directors of the church in the afternoon he volunteered to eivl 25 toward the erection of a new building Two weeks ago be was baptized and was regarded as a model mm Mrs Noyes does not know where her husband is and has not heard from him She sent for her brother who is now bere He is unable to explain the disappearance of his brother - in - law Noyes was not a drinking man and was not addicted to gambling The fact that he secured Dr Lains house to build gave others confidence in htm and other contracts were ready for him All that was needed was hi signature B ndsmeo Aden and Wincbell were interviewed and they made no denial of the fact thfit they were anxious to see Noyes or hear from bim Aden said tbat a brief interview with Mr Noyes would be pleasinz At all events you can state that I will pay dollar for dollar he said At the bank both Secretary Hathaway and Cashier English were interviewed Tbe former stated that he was not at liberty to answer questionsalthough Cashier English could do so If he desired Mr English was asked Did Noves draw any money from the bank Saturday last He declined to answer as the rules of ihe bank prohibited him lrom doinc so There was a meeting to - nigbt of all interested parties to Consider the matter Unless Noyes is found the loss will be heavy on the bondsmen The disappearance is a great snrprse to the church pec - pie and other friends who assert that Noyes has met with foul play a

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 11 May 1895, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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