Covina Argus from Covina, California on October 3, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

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CHARGES FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY SANTA ANA GIRL STILL HISSING. Waitress at Covlnn's Leading Hotel Says nary Measor Is Not Here. Political Perambulating. ,***- Riggins Files Suit to Set Aside Exchange of Property. Charging fraud and conspiracy bv John T. Sweatt of Grand Falls, Tex., and J. C. Odell to secure title to his $138,000 Covina ranch in exchange for Sweatt's alleged worthless lands in Texas, J. \V. Kiggins last week filed in the Superior Court a suit against Sweatt and Frank M. Connor. He wishes set aside his deed to Sweatt of the Covina ranch and a bill of sale for the personal property on it. About 8450,000 in real property in involved in the suit. Riggins asserts that last August be executed several agreements with Sweatt, by which iu return tor his 731-aore ranch with its equipment, be was to receive 2165 acres of land and six lots in Ward county, Texas. It was mutually agreed by Riggins and Sweatt, it is alleged, that each •was to furnish the other with good title to the properties. The plaintiff asserts that Sweatt represented to him that he owed only only 156,000 on tho Texas laud, but that later, he admitted a further liability of $6134, which Biggins agreed to assume. The contracting parties adjusted these liabilities and on August 28 a final agreement of exchange was signed, to hcrld if the titles to the lands should be found satisfactory. Riggins says that be employed Attorney J. E. Starley of Bartsow, Tex. to examine the title to Sweatt'e lands; that on August 10 he engaged C. B. Outhrie & Co. of Los Angeles to act as his agents in making the exchange, and that he took J. C. Odell, a member of the firm, to Texas with him to look after his in terests. He also took with him a deed and bill of Bale covering his Coviua property, which was to be delivered to Sweatt only when a report should have been made on the Texas land titles by Riggins's attor ney. It is alleged that Odell obtained these documents from Riggins under a pretense of wishing to e.-tamin them and that without Riggins's knowledge be took them to Los An geles ou August 21 and bad them re corded, and that be also accepted frooi Sweatt quit claim deeds to the Texas land and caused these to be recorded without Kiggins's knowledge, acting iu cnspiracy svith Sweatt to get possession of the Coviua property. Riggins says that not until August 27 did be learn of these alleged acts of Odell. He did not get a report on the title to Sweatt's land until September 7, and then he was informed that only one section of the 2165 acres had ever been patented; that the land was incuinbered by 880,000 worth of mortgage liens; that Sweatt Miss Ida Ryan, pretty table waitress at the Hotel Vendome, has been accused by the mother of Mary Aleas- or, the missing Snnta Ana school girl [ y tnteSi whe ,| a nmn llol(] nixh in t j u , of hiding the girl runaway during , eptcein nf his f e llmvinon will bo As a bright and shining example of the folly of holding wrong politi- al convictions, n scene will be enacted in the public streets of Covina on the first Friday following the- election of a president of the United the past two weeks. Mary Measor disappeared two weeks ago from her home, starting ostensibly with her licycle and school hooks strapped to he machine, and since that time fihe ins not, been heard from, at least by :er mother and anxious relatives. Miss Ryan has been seen and talked vith by n representative of the Argus, and she denies any knowledge if the missing girl's whereabouts, ihe denies that she influenced Mary o run away, but says that Mary's Tome life was unpleasant, and that she knew that Mary would leave home sometime. 'She always said she would leave jome as soon as she was old enough to take care of herself," said Miss Ryan. "Mary is of age, although aer mother says she's not, and she can do anything she pleases. Mary is a good girl, and will keep out of bad company." Letters from the girl's mother have been addressed to Mary Measor at the Hotel Vendome, and have been returned. The Los Angeles Examiner of Wednesday bas the following article: The mystery which surrounds the sudden disappearance of Miss Mary C. Measor, who was missed from her home two weeks ago last Monday, unravelled itself to some extent yesterday by the explanations of friends of the pretty Santa Ana high school girl, who say it was discontent with her home surroundings that prompted' the lass to leave in the abrupt manner she did. No trace of the girl has been found, however, and her whereabouts are a matter of conjecture. It is believed that she has secured work in or about the city, and will make Los Angeles her home. P'riends of the girl say that her conditions at home were unpleasant, and that on that account she v able to entertain her many friends. They feel satisfied that she is in good company. Ten or twelve years ago, Mrs. Measor, the girl's mother, was left a widow by the drowning of her husband. She set to work to take care of her three children, two girls and a bov. She bas worked bard, and bas prospered, and is now financially able'to give her children almost anything their hearts might wish. "Why," said Mrs. Measor nt her home in Santa Ana, "Mary had all the money she wanted, and needed for nothing. She had her saddle horse, her bicycle, her piano and plenty of good clothes to wear. She practically had a new dross every week, she was handy with the needle and made her own clothes, nnd I gave her money to buy cloth whenever she "wanted it. She had her piano and J put her under a good instructor. The only time I ever refused to gratify her in a wish was some mouths ago, wnen she wanted wheeled through the streets in a wheel barrow, "butchered to make a Covina holiday." All will bo there to see. R. A. Welch of (he realty firm of Hazzard & Welch believes that the Peerless One of Nebraska is to cross the slender bridge between him and the White House with safety believes that Bryan will wiold the big stick over this commonwealth for the next four years, and HO grounded is his belief that he hns entered into an agreement — R. A. Welch, party of the first part, and J. L. Matthews, editor of the Argus, party of the second part— -in which one shall wheel and the other ride, according to the outcome oC the election. Mr. Matthews says ho will not do the wheeling, as the solid man from Ohio is to be elected with the ease of taking fresh milk away from a kitten. At all events the citizens are welcome to the spectacle. It will be on Friday following the election, and at a time when the school children can see and learn something of the dignity of American politics. Mr. Welch is a Democratic central committeeman, and active iu the campaign. The man who rides will be wheeled from the school house grounds to the Covina National Bank. Beaumont Sales. Despite the drawbacks of rainy weather, the Beaumont Land nnd Water Company conducted two hoinp- sookors excursions to Beaumont, and made sales of apple lands aggregating 84850 last week.. Most of tho buyers are preparing to plant, apple orchards thin fall and it is estimated that a total of over 200,00 apple trees will be set, in the next, two months. This apple development presages n heavy increase in the present, yearly output of 880,000 and hag already resulted in plans being laid for the erection of n- largo packing hou.su, combined with a cider nnd vinegar factory. World's Fair and state medals won by Beaumont fanners iti tho past for deciduous fruits have always covered pears nnd apples, nnd strani;c to say, Hungarian prunes, which ia supposed to find its highest development in tho Snnln Clara vnlloy. Summary shows Dominiont now has (50 miles of streets, 8 miles of oiled roada, maintained by tho county, and n 10 miles of telegraph and telephone lines. Progress is revealed by the yearly report of the Beaumont, Water Company, showing 122,000 feet of steel and cement pipe laid, 162 domestic nnd irrigation water connections mado and a gross expenditure for equipment of over $40,000 for the fiscal year. Covina Products World-Beaters. R. C. Casnd's ranch, nenr Covinn, is certainly n producer ot wonders. Twice before this summer he has brought to this office products of abnormal size and fine quality, consisting of watermelons, muskmelous, nnd corn, nnd this week he was in again with a basket of Smyrna quinces and White Pearmain applea, which for size, appearance and quality can not bo nn ~ beaten anywhere. Tho largest quince measured 13?3 inches in circumfor- ince and weighed 18 ounces. The rait is clean-looking nnd unblomish- id. had no good title to any of it, and that the property, instead of being worth $265,000 as Sweatt is alleged to have represented, is of very doubtful value, if of any value at all. Later an attachment suit was filed against Rigging by Frank M. Connor, an assignee of Guthrie A Co., to recover $5196, comniiasious alleged due. An attachment suit WUB also filed against Hweatt bv Connor to recover $7337 commission^ alleged due. Attachments were placed on the Coviua ranch to cover both amounts. The plaintiff', through Morton Pruitt and Goodrich, his counsel, HskB that these attachments be vacated, and that the court restore his property to him. Back From Solidad. A party of Covina people returned tbH latter part of last week from Solidnd canyon, where the hunting and fishing is reported as being better than ever this year. The men succeeded in bagging several fine deer. In the party were: A. F. Coltrin, Edua Coltrin, Mr. and Mra. Milton Armel, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fairly, H. p. Garrison, Robert Kinger, Will S. Sawyer, A. G. Gant and Ward Middaugh. to take both piano and violin lessons. I opposed her. T told her that it would be too hard for her to keep up her studies at school and at the same time take lessons on the two instruments. I promised her that when she bad completed the high school course I would grant her wish with reference to a musical education. "I told her that she was a source of great expense to me, and this seemed to bother her a great deal, and frequently she would repeat my remarks. "I have a half sister, Ida Ryan, who works as a table girl at the Vendome in Covina, and I believe that she is responsible for Mary leaving home. I believe my girl is now with her at Covina. I have sent repre sentatives to Covina to see my hal: sister, but fche denies that she kriowi anything of the whereabouts of Mury. But I believe she doen. "My doors are open to my girl whenever she wants to return home. I now feel certain that no harm nab befallen her, and can therefore rest easier, and will to H certain extent cease my efforts to find her, for 1 h<- lieve that ahe will soon repent of her action and return. " Family Suffers Two Deaths. W. H. McLeod, proprietor of one of the local restaurants, received word last Saturday of the death of his uncle, H. D. Whittemore in 3akersfield, his mother's brother. The funeral was held ou Monday. The death occurred just eighteen Civil Service Examinations. Oct. 14 and Oct. 28. Our young people wishing to improve their finances by securing a good position in the Govt. service, will be interested in knowing that ou Oct. 14 and 28 examinations svill be held in San Bernardino, Cal., for a long list of Govt. positions. These places usually pay about §000 to SI600 a year to begin with, the work is light, the hours short, the positions permanent. For years the government has had trouble to secure enough help to meet the needs of the service—due to the fact that so few know how to go about, preparing for and securing such positions. The examinations lire held in the same building occupied by San Bernardino Business College and Civil Service Institute, which is said to be the only school in California making a specialty of couching for the (J. S. Civil Service and assisting young people to secure government positions. Full particulars can no doubt be had by writing the school. Why not buy yonr MILL FEED whore you get the best for the least money? We make a specialty of Rolled always fresh of the most approved brands, tested by years of experience by poultry fanciers. Hlgri Grade Fertilizers sold on unit basis. You pay for what you get and get what you pay for. Deliveries made to all parts of the valley. San Gabriel Valley Milling Co. Eat What You want of the food you need Kodol will digest it. 'lays after that of Mr. McLeod's mother, whose funeral he has just re- mrud from attending. Mr. Whittemore was in his 75th year, nnd leaven :wo children and a widow. You make no mistake in Sagene" for falling hair and ruff. At Naeh's, 50c per buttle. Attorney Comes Here. Attorney J. M. Ferrell, son-in-law : of Mrs. I. L. Gilmore of Covina, is a guest here of his relatives, and i signifies his intention of taking up a ] permanent residence in Covinn. Mr. i Fen ell Is from 101 Paso, Texan, where ho has been practicing law for Home .years. It is his intention to become using transferred to tho Calii'orniajbar, and dand- .take up his professional work in Los Angeles and in this vicinity. You need a sufficient amount of pood wholesome food and more than this you need to fully digest It. Else you can't gain strength, nor can you strengthen your stomach if it is weak. You must cat In order to live and maintain strength. You must not diet, because tho body requires that you eat a sufllc- lent amount of food regularly. But this food must Ixs digested, and It must be digested thoroughly. When tho stomach can't do it, you must take something that will help the stomach. The proper way to do is to cat what you want, and lot Kodol digest the food. Nothing else can do this. When the stomach is weak it needs help; you must help it, by giving it ru it, and Kodol will do that. Our Guarantee Go to your druggist today, and purchase a dollar bottle, and if you can honestly say, that you did not receive any hcnefltH from it, after using the entire bottle, the druggist will refund your money to you without question or delay. Wo will pay the druggist the prlca of the bottle purchased by you. This oiler applies to the large bottlo only and to but one In » family. We could not afford to make such an offer, unless we positively knew what Kodol will do for you. It would bankrupt us. The dollar bottle contains 254 times as much as the fifty cent bottle. Kodol IN mado at the laboratories of 10. C. J)e,Wil,t& Co., Chicago. The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing * 4- •£ 4* 4 * 4- 4- 4* 4- 4- 4* 4- 4- 4* Why Don't You Move to Covina? 4* * Hh "Times" Correspondent. The correspondence for the Los- j Angeles Times from Covina and vi-j cinity in done }>y J. L. Matthews, editor <,f the Argus, who wishes to call attention lo this fact in order 1 that iie\\c.<,mnri in this district may receive attention in the local iitrnn bt'Ut to that paper. The Times is always glad to print the fcociel.\ affairs of the Cuviua valley, and special mention is given to Cmina several limes each week. Mr. Matthews will t,e ghxl i« receive newo for the TIU..JS at '.t-v Aigua otlice. • Visitors F : rom Bench. Judge Monroe and Judge (Jonre.y of the LOH Angeles courts were; visitors on Saturday to Covina, and .spent hon.fa time in looking o\or i he citius properly in this vicinity, linth gentlemen <:x|.refeHfcd themse.hcs aM highlv pleaded with the progn-.-s which bay been goii.jj; on in this dis trict. I), i.ot fori/rt th.it JJrWitt-, I.ittlc K.ir!-:v Ki-er-> an- the he.it |u j i -. u.aov. They .'ire |-!i;a»aiit jittle pill'-, 'hat ar>: (•<!•>> "< take and are un/mpt ai.d iM-ntlc. V.'r si:i: and rcC'.-i;nii<:ri<l them -, ,U! oy «*• -** 4* 4* -** JJOJ.I.J'.Mir.CK STKJ'.KT Covina offers you homoites at reasonable.figures; miles of bc,uitii'ully shaded streets; \r. is, electric lights and telephones L'rammar and hi^h schools in every particular above criticism; el«.:tri>; and steam t--an>po( tati-Mi to arid from I«us An</eies. Covina will tfivt you mountain -.a-nc.ry that i-, -t daily in ,piratioi); a climate witho.it lr,*,t, a a 1 tiu -,ouk "I by f •>,/,; in uinuiu and well water in abundance. Ue-.i'!-: •, ;>\\ the:-;.: ideal ..onditioti , in which to live, r,,viii.i ,,H,.r, the b.:-,t . ii.ui.'e t" the investor, the bu^inc^s man, the a^ri- .i:tari>,t ;.n<l hon.:c.ulturi-,t. Why don't you ..our: here an<l ei:joy h;,;- T.,,, A ( ..,,,-.-, will bt £ ; ad U, furnish any<>:i- ir.'..<-.'. «i v/itii further ini-<rmation. * •fe * 4 4 ** "f * 4- •fc * **- •£ # •«••! •*

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