Covina Argus from Covina, California on March 13, 1909 · Page 1
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Covina, California
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Saturday, March 13, 1909
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FIRST EXPRESS ROBBf2RY. Through the kindnese of Mrfl. Ennis and Miss Pomeroy, whooe father was the founder of the Wolla-FarRo Company, we are enabled t.o give the account of the firafc express robbery, published in the Albany Gazette of 1843: "A trunk had been plnrsed in charge of n messenKor on the boat running from Albany to Now York, The messenger pinned It on thu boat and claimed to have trusted it to the captain, supposing ho would take it into his offlne. Instead, t.he trunk was left unguarded. On reaching New York st 2 a.m. the messenger went direct to tho office of F'omeroy .V, Co., fll.nlJng that his trunk wtm loft in the captain's office. "In thin trunk there were money nnd valuable piipurs to a very largo iittionnf, and when looked for it could not be found. No clue could bo obtained, All persons who might have taken trunk worn nrrcukntl. Aftor the Inpso of a short time, the fti.stost pilot boat in the harbor was engaged, double crews put i-.btmrd nnd until out to overhaul every vessel that had left HnV)Hfii|uonUy to the robbery. The Inat one uvnrtnkCQ W/IH JJOO mlle« distant fjom New York. No clue was tiMnlned., .There was in the trunk -£256,660 fn unissued »nr/k bills «nd >ibuut Ufi8,000 in currency. Henrch . '•wns rnado everywhere, banks put on .guard i. ml officers la f )Vt ''T city on th';. "wntch.for aorne clue. D .Mr. 1'omeroy took \\ detective with him nufl went to, Montreal, Quebec, float on and other places. Finally just, thirty days after tho robbery n *iJOO note of the Northern Hank of America, rrnule its way into Hio bunk at Troy., It wns m> unusual to hiivo a note BO largo, that one of the clerks made a transcript, of it. The cashier, on seeing the transcript, Huspccted (hat it WHH one of tho lilUw takwi from the trunk. Mr. I'omeruy was notified. Then tho trailing h'cgan. It was trailed to» house in New York who had been make cashiers for a rntm and woman who would purchase goods and send them to this house where they had deposited money and tho bills would bo paid. Tho men with whom these transactions were carried on, could give no account of tho do poaitora, but said they were plain looking people and would probably be in soon, Mr. Pomeroy and an oflluor waited and finally the parties cuuio in and wore nrroeted. Tho man was BO completely ovorwhelme/l that during the night he committed suicide and tho woman told tho wholo story. Tho trunk had been left, outside tho door of the captain's ofllco. There was on board u poor German. When he v/onfc ashore n <mb driver aakod him where his trunk was. Ho went back, pointed out this one, and it WHH placed on tho cab and carried to an obscure Gorman hotel. About daylight the Gorman, who was u very strong man, shouideroc 1 , the trunk, which weighed ovor 1100 pounds, and loft the hotel, carrying it to an obsouro house far out. Ho and tho woman lived as man and wife and bo upout some money for jewelry, etc., for her. Tho unissued bank notes ha know to bo valueless and they wore bin nod. I'omeroy £ Co. lost about $1,400 of the money and spent from 18,000 to $10,000 in tho Hcmroli. During the thirty days of this terrible sus- ponBO, for this robbery at that time was equal to tho theft of mlllioiiN now, the company had a wonderful growth of buslnoNH. With Ions of jior- hiHtomu) mid thoi'oughneHH on tho part of Mr. I'onuiroy, the guilty party never would have been discovered nnd the company'*) IOHH would probably have bcitn too grunt for them. The Htoleu trunk in one of thu clici' inlicil relics ot the 1'omeroy family. Musical Program ot n. I:. Church Sunday livening. Voluntary, "Sweet Recollection^" Hoilmunn Sunday-school oichoH- tut. Hymn, •'Worship thu King" Huydon - - congregation, dhoir mid orchestra. 1'rayer. Anthem, "h'cnd Vour Heart" C'li|ipingiluh> choir. (.'nrnet duct, ".I Would That My Lore" -Mondi-l.s.sohn Mr. Kdward 11. Wultur* and Mr. (Jlt-un (\ Luis- HIT. h'esponsi vii reading. Solu, "()». KyuH That. Aro Wtmry" - liracki-tt. Mr. Nuziiin. Hymn, "() How 1 Lovo Thy Law" Meredith congrek'iilion, chuii mid tutilu-htia. Trombone solo, "Seroiuido" SclmlitTt- Mr. Waller .1. Asehen breiim-r. Scri|<turu reading. Violin fculo, Melndie. from Lutii'ii grin" \Vatfin-r Mr. (<rotuj). Anthem, My Soul TliiriU-ib" i.i.i-kwiioi). I't'nir. tiliuit Hilili'ess l»y the p;i-t'ir. Jlyinn, "S;u iur, Ag:iiu to Thy Hear Niiine" llojikiiis by ( cliiiir ;iU(l Hi i-lieM I a. JK-lH-ille.tiuii, Covina Choral Union. The Covina Choral Union will give lt<? initial concert at tho Womans Club House upon Thursday evening, April 22nd. This gives promise to be fin entertainment of great merit, not only as to the choral work of the society, but also as to the floloi. Mrs. Wiseman of Long Beach is to sing the solos in the contata, "As the Heart Pants," by Mendelfifiohn, and her reputation Is sufficient guarantee as to the excellency of her numbers. Tho Choral Union has been doing very effective work in practice under direction of Mr. H, N. Wells, arid it now Heems assured that Covina is to have a permanent choral society of a high order. At present the society Is Htudyirg a beautiful and characteristic work by Felix Mendelssohn, nnd the coming concert, IK to be largely nn evening with this great composer, Mrs. C. N. Jones of Alhamhrn will «lng the beautiful contralto polo, "O, Rest In The Lord," from "The Klljtth," and will also slrig with Miss Maude Thompson of Pnsarlnnn the obiigato duet in tho massive ohorue, "I Waited for Thee Lord," from Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise." This chorus is one of the grnHtestof Mendelasobn'a compositions mill will be perhaps the most ambitious performance so far attempted by local talent. Notice, MIAMI TRIWH FOR THK CIY OF COVINA. The City Trustees appoint commit- teemeri to organize and determine t.he kind of shade trees to be planted in the parkways of the Ht.rr.ol.H of Cnvina. Koch committceman J.H to organize the citl/ens on the street following his name and thereby determine the kinti of trees to be planted on such Hi. real, and report to the Board at the earliest date possible. Do this in the interest of the City of Covina. Committcernen are as follows: J. C. Walters- -Mararica street. A. W. Pooley—First street. C. I'}. fJemls-•-Second street. W. P. Watts—Citrus avenue. I. D. Houser, Third street. Harry T!)atnerel — Fourth street. Shearer- Fifth street. Charles Htantou — Hollenbeok street. «. W. Van VIlot—Navilla Place. Gun. JenniHon- —Puento street. S. H. Seat—Dexter street. J. L. Matthews^—Center street, W. Q. Custer—Badillo avenue. J. W. Armstrong—College street. A. R. Evanfl—Cottage street. F. W. Sherwood Orungo and School. J. C. Kirby—Han Bernardino mad, J. H. Coalman — Park and Front streets. Oscar McKinne.v — Howard street. Done by order of tho Board of Trustees of tho City of Coviua this 8th day of March, 1009. A. M. PENCE, City Clerk. Trustees Meet. Tho regular bi-weekly meeting of tho trustees of the City of Covina was hold at tho board rooms on Tuesday o vn Ing. All members of the board were prtiHiuit with the exception of L. L. Kalokin. H. H. Dessery, the city engineer, was also in attendance. A committed of .citi'/.ens, whoso names appear in another column, were appointed to delormino the kind of uliadi) trees to be planted in thu parkways of the streets of Covina. Warrants were inmied for the payment of the following liill.s: Covina City Water Co., *!). 15. ; P. C. Pren- tisH, *'.!4.riU; Harnuol Cook, 855.01); F. W. Shot-wood, 117.50; Covina Vnllev CiiiH Co.. II.'20; M. L. Mch- ni)rl t i'2r).'25; J. Brudon, 8111.50; S. T. Truebliiod, #'1.00; Pacific Light and Power Co., 150.50; M. L. Moh- nert, *:i7.-H); A. M. Ponce, 3-20,00. THE SMALL INVESTOR'S OPPORTUNITY. This part of Southern California le dotted with Eucalyptus trees planted for beauty, fuel, or to break the force of winds, but none have yet been planted In pant years for commercial use. Small tracts are much less apt to be gSven the care In planting and cultivation, and are far more difficult to put on the market. For none but large tracts would juatify the establishment of wood-working plants to turn the rrsea Into finished manufactured products. All over this section are single trees which, for fuel alone ara worth $15 to $25, and for finishing lumber, posts, ties, wagon material, ins-jlatlon pins, and clothes pins, are wortb many times such stuns. Planted eight feet apart each way there are 680 trees to each acre. By watchful oversight during the first year and by careful cultivation during the first threo years, there ia every reason to expect practically this whole number of trees to bo brought through to maturity. The Etiwa Eucalyptus Company has a half section of the best land yet devoted to Eucalyptus. Fifty flro-acra tracts are to be planted and put on the market. Oscar EocHsner, accredited by tho State Horticultural Bureau as one of the best qualified growers of Eucalyptus trees In this state, will select the trees and have exclusive direction of the Work of planting them Out and caring for them during the first year and the company stands responsible for two years thereafter. The Savings Bank and Trust Company of Pomona will act as trustee of the entire tract, collect tho payments and guarantee the fulfillment of every contract obligation to the purchasers. The taxes, interest, and all charges for cultivation will be paid by tho Trustee, and It will hold In trust the deed to the property delivering deeds to the small tracts, free of all cn- cumbranco and charges as soon as the payments are made. NOTE THIS: ALL RISK OF LOSS AND ALL COST OF CULTIVATION comes during the first three years. The tract lies Immediately west of Etiwa station on both sides of the Southern Pacific railroad, and will bo open at all times to the inspection of purchasers who will have no need to take tho word of anybody but may see for themselves how their investment progresses. Tho tracts will bo sold at the rate of $20 down and .$5 monthly payment for 36 months for each acre. All unpaid payments may bo discounted at any time, 10 per cent, being allowed for cash. If for any reason It becomes Impossible for the purchaser to continue tho payments till the tract is fully paid for, a deed for a proportionate acreage will be delivered on application. A guarantee of 600 living trees on each acre sold at the end of three years, will be made in the contract. Supposo now that only the guaranteed number of trees Is matured, and that It takes twenty years for the trees to become worth $10 each. These figures aro extremely grotesque, in the fac^&of growth of eucalyptus trees to \ be Found all through tho Cccamonga I and Etiwanda district. But take these figures as a possible basis: Each acre will then be worth $6,000, a net return j of $300 per acre annually for that time. There is no reason to believe but that the trees will be worth that sum in leua than half the time mentioned. YOU ARE DEALING WITH HOME PEOPLE. If you are interested in a proposition big with promise for big profits with only a small amount invested, and that under your very eye, write or call on Wm. Clark or Andrew McAIlen of The Covina Land and Loan Company, room 4 Reed block, exclusive agents for Covina. These gentlemen v/ill gladly give you information concerning contracts I and other matters in connection with this enterprise. Card of Thanks. Wo wish to o.xproBH our thanliH to our many friendn for tluur heartfelt sympathy for on in our deep Borrow and for HIM beautiful tloral giftn. M. H. I'envv, Mr.H. lauia Dell Wheiiland, Krtid I'erry, Wliitn Wyunduttit 1'huiif 5001. If fur setting. A. J. ROOKS Bl eio k. e5 m it h I ng All kinds of ^oiu-ral and 1 heavy lilac \Vc maim t .u't in v Iv'id^'o Kacks ^:ni Hoi I'iO 1909 Model Kissel Thirty Motor—4^x4^—30 h. p. Wheel Base—I07 in. Floating Rear Axle. I Beam Front Axle. Selective Transmission. Rear Springs % Eliptic. Weight—20001 bs. Timken Roller Bearings. Weeels—32x3^. Speed—45 miles per hour. Kissel Thirty Roadster $1500 Kissel 'Thirty Surrey $1550 RKO Garage COVINA Home Bakery Stevens Brothers, Proprietors Bread, Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Biscuits, Doughnuts ASSORTED CONFECTIONERY Daily deliveries in Covina and vicinity in our new wayon. CITRUS AVE., COVINA Ca( and See Us If you need anything in the HARNESS line and we will give the best goods at the lowest price. Satisfaction guaranteed. Covflnei Harness «& Saddlery Co. Phone Home 1170 "Top-Notch" Pastry is pure—it's clean—It's whoUisome. A Konulncly homo-made product. Wo leave It to your "ontor." Warner, Whltsel & Co. COVINA Shoe Repdiig (o. FINK SHOE KEPAIRING AT R 1C A SON A BLK 1 'R ICES Citrus Avenue IF YOU WANT ANY PAINTING KALSOMINING OR PAPER HANGING done, see me before you let your job.. All work guaranteed and prices reasonable. Phone 51. C. H. Kistler WOLFARTH , , Jeweler • • I^artfe and complete stock of everything in the line. Repairing of all kinds. Fine watch work a snecialty. Citrus Avenue Covina. Cal. BONhA/V\ & RITCHA Cement Contractors LET MS FKUIRE ON ANYTHING IN THE CEMENT LINE SIDEWALKS AND CURUS OUR SPECIALTY We arc experienced cement men and employ only skilled help. Home phone 10(>7 I horseshoeing a Specialty Mo nit Phone IOQ? Shop Wesc Badillo St, Cmina Moving; Heaven and Earth And also anything else that will move. Tr.itist'ering furniture, pianos, delivering express packages, carrying United States mail, taking out parties to t.he canyons ami beaches. Hauling or- an»;es and all kinds of heavy teaming. OFFiCE: With Wells-Faryo on Citrus Avenue Covina Transfer Company Res. Phone 110S Home Phone SO FOR SALE P'ive room house and barn, lot SCx17S, fenced, close to Citrus avenue and electric road. $1800. Lot 50x175 adjoining- above, full bearing Washington navels. $850. Four room modern bouse, two porches, bath, cellar, electric lights, large lot 60x175. E. College St. S2500. Five room house and large lot 60x175, in center town. $3500. Large lots, 60x175, full bearing navels. $625. Large corner lot 95x175, solid to full bearing navels, close to Electric road. $1500. • Business lot on Citrus avenue, 55x155 with enclosed yards and sheds, 55x80, hauling way on either side. The finest site in town for any wholesale business. Close to electric road. Price $6000. Good terms can be had on all the properties. J. H. MATTHEWS REAL ESTATE Sole District Agent Citrus Avenue Covina, Cal. YOSEMITE VALLEY Open All Year Why Not See Yosemite This Winter? It is a magnificent sight. It is a quick, comfortable trip. Daily train service, and good hotel accommodations. For through tickets and further information, see SOUTHERN PACIFIC OR SANTA FE or address 0. V. Lehmcr, Traffic Manager YOSEMITE VALLEY RAILROAD Merced, Cal. New Pomona Double Plunger Deep Well Pump Head BUILT IN THREE SIZES, From Forty Horse Power It is the smoothest running deep wo'.l pump because there are no dead centers, no jerk or jar, and no danger of breaking the pump rods. Be sure and write for our big catalogue. Watch this space for further information. Pomona Manufacturing: Co. Pomona, California t A/WVWWWvjV W^/WW*i'V* "i** •f. Covina Orange Groves We have a large clientage buying good orange groves. If you want a quick sale, list your grove with us. "IT I'AVS TO SKH TS EDWARDS & WILDEY CO. 2$2 Laughlin Uhlg., Los Angeles I). W. McDonahl, Covina representative Home phone 12 l >5, Covina

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