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DON MANUEL DE OCA.
Armand La Pierce in a New
He Announces Hia True Name
A Large Inheritance Awaiting His
His Story One Full of Romantic
Frond of Hl* Effort* to Barn Hl* Living
Wbjfle Poor—Tha War In Cuba De
prived Him of Hl* Income—Hl* Father
Leave* an Immense Property, of
Which His Share Will Be Very Large.
His Story as Belated by Himself.
YeEterday in the superior court an
application waa filed by Mr. Armand
La Pierce, asking that he be permitted
to assume the name of Manuel Garcia
Montes de Oca. This application covers
a most romantic story.
Mr. La Pierce was formerly steward of
the California club of this city, and
when he married Mrs. Wallace Wood
worth of this city, a few years ago, the
affah-created considerable excitement.
Mrs. Woodworth is a very wealthy
woman, and society was pleased to criti
cize her action. Mr. La Pierce through
out his whole career in this city has
preserved the demeanor of a gentleman,
and his entire record is one to command
respect and regard. Because he earned
bis living by the best means available
at the time when he was without re
sources, he was not warmly received by
society at his marriage, but his story
shows that he has been an honorable,
consistent gentleman through all bis
varying career, and that he belongs to a
■angre azul Spanish family with a pedi
gree aa long aa royalty can boast, and
which haa been established in Cuba
More than this, he baa come into a
large inheritance, and fortune at last be
stows npon him her most liberal favors.
This will be pleasant news to those who
have known Mr. de Oca for what he is,
a well-bred, pleasant, accomplished
gentleman. His story as related by him
self to a Herald reporter yesterday is
"I was born in the city of Manzanillo,
Cuba, on July 23, 1840, and was Dap
tized aB Manuel Qarcia Montes de Oca,
as yon can see by my baptismal certifi
cate which I have here. My father's
name was Jose Manuel Garcia Napoles.
My mother's name was Marcelina
Montes de Oca. Hence, under Spanish
jurisdiction my name is Oca. My
father and mother were large slave own
ers, and were also proprietors of an ex
tensive sugar plantation, which was
called after my father, San Jose. They
also owned a large hacienda, and a
great deal of city real estate. I spent
my boyhood on this well known planta
tion, surrounded with every comfort and
luxury. At the age of 14, after having
already had all the advantages of a good
school, I was sent to college at Habana,
remaining there for sometime, together
with my brother. Both of us were
then sent to the United States
to complete our education and to learn
a trade or profession. We landed in
New York November 26, 1800, some
twenty-six years ago. We were placed
in charge of C. Sprague & Co., having
an allowance of $400 monthly in Spanish
gold. We were then sent to Middle
town, Conn., there to engage in study
ng the English language, and were
afterwards transferred to the firm of
Guild & Garrison, Williamsburg, N. V.,
for the purpose of enabling us to become
machinists. Everything went along
smoothly until war broke out in Cuba,
and owing to the difficulties which for
the time being surrounded all business
pursuits in that island, we no longer re
ceived our remittances. My brother at
tempted to return to Cuba, but the
vessel upon which he took passage, the
steamer Missouri, was burned at sea. I
concluded to remain in this country and
make my own riving as best I could.
"I, like many others similarly situ
ated, bave followed a great variety of
pursuits in order to acquire an honest
livelihood.. I taught Spanish, Italian
and French in New York; I have been
a house painter, have worked on a farm
in Illinois, mined in Virginia City, bave
kept hotels and restaurants, have been
steward and caterer in some of the
finest places in the land. lam proud
of my exertions and would not hesitate
to do the work over again if the same
circumstances surrounded me.
"My mother died September 21,1861,
leaving two daughters and five sons, of
which four only are living: Dofia Do
lores Garcia de Hernandez, who lives in
Barcelona, Spain; Don Eduardo Garcia
Montes de Oca, a planter, living at
Puerto Principe, Cuba; Dona Flora
Garcia de Sandoval, residing in Habana,
and myself. My father died in 1878,
leaving a very large estate, and accord
ing to the copy of the will now in my
possession, my share of the property is
quite extensive. My family owned very
large estates which were confiscated by
the Spanish government some sixty
"My grandfather on my father's side
was Don Miguel Garcia de Veraga,
Count del Prado, and my grandmother
was Dofia Maria Teresa Napolee, Count
ess del Prado, from Puerto Principe,
Cuba. On my mother's side my grand
father was Don Narciso Montes de Oca,
of ancient and honorable ancestry. My
grandmother waa Dofia Maria Ynez
Cardenas Montes de Oca. My ancestor
on my mother's side came to Cuba on
June 17, 1536. At present Count and
- Countess del Prado are living in Spain,
aa alao is my sister, Dolores, who re
sides, as I have stated, in Barcelona. I
have not seen her for nearly thirty
years, although I and my wife were in
Barcelona two years ago, and did not
know that my sister was there until we
returned to Los Angeles.
"I have been in, correspondence with
the judicial administrator in Cuba, and
also with my sister in Barcelona and the
house of Perea Brothers, New York,
and have been most successful in ob
taining all important and valuable docu
ments with reference to this matter,
such aa the will of my mother and
father, tbe baptismal certificate of my
self and parents and grandparents on
both sides. 1 As soon as I returned from
Enrope I proceeded to investigate this
matter and obtained all needed inform-
"I assumed the name of Armand La
Pierce some twenty yeara ago at Terre
Haute, Indiana. I did so as a matter of
pride, as I did not wish that my family
name should be known while my cir
cumstances were so vastly different
from the surroundings of my home. I
have concealed my identity until the
present moment as I now possess means
of fully establishing myself and recov
ering the property which I have lost. I
have taken steps which will enable me
to legally reassume my true family
Mr. La Pierce further stated that be
had taken the best legal advice and was
thoroughly satisfied that he would soon
be in possession of the large fortune to
which he is entitled.
Mr. La Pierce has in his possession a
copy of his father's will, certified to on
October 3, 1890, by Manuel Fuentes, a
notary of Manzanillo, which shows that
there has been due Mr. La Pierce since
the death of his father the sum of $83,
--362 52 from bis paternal inheritance,
and $14,484.54 from his maternal inher
itance, all of which is in the hands of
the judicial administrator and ready to
be paid over to the gentleman, who will
henceforth be known as Don Manuel
Garcia Montes de Oca. This, together
with the interest and rents accruing
since his father's death, is liable to foot
up to a very large amount. His father's
possessions consisted of the immense
plantation of San Jose, in Cuba, 375
slaves, numerous houses in Honduras,
and securities, all of which' has greatly
enhanced in value, excepting, of course,
the slaves, which have been liberated.
THE CYCLONE BURGLAR.
GF.OHGE GIBSON HAS HIS EXAMINA
Strong Testimony Against the Notorious
Safe Cracker—Hl* Story About
the Broken Watch.
The preliminary examination of George
Gibson, alias Lavin and McDermott, took
place before Justice Stanton yesterday
afternoon. Joseph P. Sylva and his son
of Wilmington testified to their grocery
store being broken open at Wilmington,
the safe blown on May 7th, and two
watches and $60 taken.
Ralph Hawkins, a sailor, testified to
having seen Gibson in Wilmington
shortly prior to the robbery near Sylva's
store. Timothy Rowan told of his black
smith ahop being burglarized and a
crowbar, brace ana sledgehammer taken,
which were found at Sylva's store after
the robbery. Antonio Gonzales identi
fied the broken fragments of a gold
watch which Gibson sold to a Main
street jeweler, and Harry Oppenheimer
testified to meeting Gibson in this city,
and the latter told him he wsb a railroad
man and waa here adjusting freights.
He was with a young man whom he
called Charley Lewis or Levis.
Deputy Sheriff Clancy testified that
he was in charge of Julius .Walker's
jewelry store when Gibson came in and
sold the fragments of the gold watch,'
saying his little boy had broken them.
Clancy at once notified the sheriff of the
suspicious circumstances, and Deputies
Russell and Will Smith arrested him.
Clancy must accordingly be given plenty
of credit in conjunction with this im
T. H. Bluett testified that Gibson and
a young man had stopped at bis house
for several nights. Will Smith, the
Southern Pacific detective, had a talk
with GibsOn in company with
Deputy Russell, and Gibson 'said he
bad got the broken watch from a man
in a cellar where there waa music, and
was promised $2 if he sold it. He
claimed to have shipped bis baggage to
Fort Worth, from which he alleged he
recently came, and admitted he had
been jailed in lowa for burglary; also
that the kid who was with him was a
"gafter"—thief—and a dipper—pick
pocket. He said the party who was in
the safe blowing job with him in lowa
was Charley Wiison, a notorious crook.
Deputy Russell testified to substantially
the same facts, and the case was con
tinued until this afternoon.
During the entire examination Gibson
—or, rather, McDermott —eat with an
impassive countenance in the dock, with
his hands folded, and did not ask the
witnesses a single question. /
THE DBSERT BLOOMING.
The S(ory Told by Two Arrivals From
the Indian Wells Country.
From tbe following, taken from the
Yuma Sentinel, it appears probable
that tbe Salton sea may put in an ap
J. S. Carter and W. McC. Labron
returned from their trip into the Indian
Wells country Sunday. They were very
successful in finding their cattle and
horses, which had strayed off to the
westward. They found grass and water
in abundance, and said that one would
not know the great desert, it is so well
covered with flowers, calite, grass and
underbrush. It looks like a great rich
valley, showing what the arid region
will become with plenty of water for
The present high water is filling the
New river canal system bank full. Car
ter river is running a large full stream
toward Salton. South branch is doing
the same towards Indian Wells. The old
lakes are all filling np again, with the
water that passes to the westward from
the Colorado through the crevasse of
last year. The old Padrones river up
which Converse and Clarke came two
weeks ago, is running fall of water and
is out of its banks in many places as it
was in '55, '62 and last year.
New* Note* and Personal* from That
Revival meetings are now in progress
in University M. E. church. Every
evening this week, except Saturday,
there will be a service of prayer and
song. The intense interest taken in the
Mills meetings has rendered these
meetings necessary to gather In the
sheaves that were harvested there for
Christ. Dr. Williams preaches Tuesday
evening, and Dr. Campbell of First
church will preach Wednesday evening.
Tbe University baseball club will play
the Riverside team again next Saturday
afternoon under the nomenclature Tufts-
Lyons. The game will be played on
the Riverside athletic grounds. Great
interest is manifested as to its outcome,
and the U. S. C. olub hopes to uphold
ita present prestige as amateur cham
pion of Southern California.
This annoying scalp trouble, which
gives the hair an untidy appearance, ia
cored by skookum root hair grower.
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1892.
Crandall Did Not Suicide in
Though His Widow Collected His Life
A Sensational Arrest Made by Chief
Glass—A dwindle of Six Years
A man has been lying in the city jail
since Thursday night last whose history
furnishes an extremely sensational
story. Yesterday Chief oi Police Glass
gave it to the newspapers. His name is
Bryant B. Crandall, at least the proof is
convincing that such is the name he
went by, and he is supposed to be dead.
Several insurance societies were so satis
fied that he was actually dead that they
finally gave up $10,000, the aggregate
amount of his insurance.
The Btory iB best told by Chief Glass
and Officer Moffit, who made the discov
ery and effected the capture of the man,
thus unearthing a mystery wbich ex
cited unusual interest in New York, and
upon which large Bums of money have
Some six years ago a man named Bry
ant B. Crandall resided in Buffalo, N.
Y. He was an unusually well-known
citizen, and belonged to a number of
secret societies which bad insurance
features. He was a Royal Arch Mason,
was an officer of the grand lodge of An
cient Q/der of United Workmen, a mem
ber of tbe National Western Masonic
Aid association, and of the Royal Tem
pters of Temperance. He was a married
man and had been a soldier in the rebel
lion. In fact he bore a good reputation,
and had a large circle of acquaintances
One day he expressed considerable
emotion in talking about himself and
said that he did not believe he would
live much longer. He even wrote a let
ter tbat he would kill himself. His
friends thought that be waa not in
earnest and did not pay much attention
to what he said. A few days later,
however, he disappeared. The police
were notified and a search inaugurated,
which led to the discovery of his bat on
the shore of Niagara river, above the
falls. Three months later tbe body of a
man was taken out of the river below
the falls. Crandall was a man of pe
culiar physical points. His head was
abnormally large, and he had a crippled
foot, which had been caused by the
glancing blow of an axe. These pe
culiarities were observed in the remains
of the drowned man. They were identi
fied by his wife and brother, and were
buried as the remains of Bryant B.
Crandall. As soon as the last rites were
performed, steps were taken by the wife
to collect the various polices of insurance
which he held. They were in the fol
lowing organizations: The Masonic
Life association of Western New York,
the grand lodge of New York of the An
cient Order of United Workmen, tbe
North Western Masonic Aid association,
Chicago, 111., tbe Royal Templars of
Temperance, John Lyth, supreme treas
There seemed to be something sus
picious about the circumstances ef the
case to the officers of the various organ
izations in which Crandall held policies,
and they started an investigation. The
idea was conceived that it was a put up
job, and that Crandall was not really
dead. So firm was the belief of the
companies in this theory that they of
fered $10,000 reward for the detection of
the supposed imposture. Detectives
worked faithfully upon the case, but
proof was wanting.
In August, 1888, the reward was in
creased to $15,000. In spite of all efforts,
however, the body slept quietly in the
cemetery, and little by little the insur
ance companies tired of their efforts.
The payment of the policies was fought
as long aB possible, when in 1890 every
company paid up, the policies aggregat
ing $10,000, which Mrs. Crandall is sup
posed to bave received. Af :er that all
interest in the case died out, the reward
was withdrawn, and it was believed that
there could be but little doubt tbat
Crandall was dead as a door nail.
Some seven months ago one of the
officers of the city saw a man on the
streets of Los Angeles, whom he thought
looked very much like Crandall, having
known the man in the east. He men
tioned the circumstance, and Cbief
Glass at once sent for photographs and
descriptions. Very good pictures of the
supposed dead man were sent to Los An
geles by Superintendent of Police Dan
iel Morgenstein, of Buffalo, and Nelson
O. Tiffany, secretary of the Masonic
Life association, of New York. Chief
Glass informed no one except Officer
Moffit, of the circumstances, and to
gether they worked upon the slight
clues they had, which indeed seemed
Fate seemed to take a very prominent
hand in the case, however. The photo
graphs arrived only three weeks since,
but several days ago a man came to the
county hospital for treatment, who gave
his place of residence as above Newhall
at the oil wells, where he had been
working as an engineer. He was suf
fering from trouble with his shoulder,
which he said had been injured at the
oil wells. He was taken in, and after
remaining at the hospital for a
few days, began to get better. He came
into the city several times, always re
turning to the hospital. During one of
these visits to the city he was recog
nized, and Chief Glass and Officer Mof
fit went to the hospital last Thursday
night. The man was in bed and asleep.
When awakened he was told that he was
wanted. He asked if it was for an ex
amination. Chief Glass replied in tbe
affirmative, and he was brought over in
a closed hack to the city jail, where he
has since been confined in a cell, no one
knowing why he was there.
He was examined carefully and sev
eral bottles were taken away from him,
which are thought to contain poison.
He has been carefully watched, the offi
cers providing against any attempt be
might make to commit suicide, if such
should be his desire. When asked his
name he said it was Bryant. He denies
absolutely that he is Crandall, and
laughs at such a supposition.
He fits the description accurately,
however, and Chief Glass is certain that
he has the man who in 1886 so totally
disappeared as to fool a number of tbe
cleverest detectives in the United States.
He has the same abnormally large head
that Crandall had, and the same crip
pled foot, with a scar upon it. The pho
tograph would clinch the resemblance
if nothing else would. The missing
Crandall had a short, pointed beard as
shown in the photograph, snd tbe pe
culiar individual features of the man in
1 jail are identical with those of the
NOT DEAD BUT IN JAIL.
missing man, even to the size of hie hat,
which is No. 7%.
It has been learned that the suspected
man has gone under several names in
this county, Bryant and Williamson be
ing among the aliases he has assumed.
It has also been ascertained that Cran
dall's real name was Newman, but he
was adopted while very young by a
wealthy family in Buffalo, who gave
him their name of Crandall.
After the arrest Chief Glass imme
diately communicated with the authori
ties in Buffalo, and it was found that
during the time when it was thought
Crandall was still alive he had been in
dicted by the grand jury at Buffalo upon
a charge of grand larceny, there being
five counts in the indictment. A
requisition was arranged for and De
tective Diebl of Buffalo, who knew
Crandall was sent to Lob Angeles to
identify and take the prisoner back east.
He was heard from yesterday and will
reach the city today, a telegram having
been received from him yesteiday from
The wife is still living in Buffalo, and
it seems very strange that she and tbe
missing man should never have come
together to enjoy their winnings from
the insurance companies. When ar
rested he had very little money, and
seems to have led a very simple life out
in this country. He talks very little
and is close as an oyster about his past
Among the singular incidents of this
remarkable case is tbat a man was
arrested in Shasta county in 1888, who
bo strongly resembled the missing man
that he waa arrested and taken back to
New York, where it was found that he
was not the right man.
THE CREEDS THEY PREFER.
The Choice Made by Mr. Mills's Con
The following list shows the church
preferences of those signing cards at the
recent Mills meetings, expressing a de
sire to lead a Christian life. Where a
preference was expressed the cards were
mailed to the pastor indicated.
Where no preference was given the \
cards were placed in the hands of others ,
to look them up. Cards to the number
of 2803 were signed, distributed as fol
lows: Immanuel Presbyterian, 253;
Bethany Presbyterian, 12; First Presby
terian, 164; Second* 89; Third, 58;
Boyle Heights Presbyterian, 54; Grand
View Presbyterian, 19; Welsh Presby
terian, 8; United Presbyterian, 6; First
Congregational, 130; Third, 18; Olivet
Congregational, 32; Park Congregation
al, 52; East Los Angeles Congregational,
55; Bethlehem Congregational, 66; <
Plymouth Congregational, 2; West End '■
Congregational, 34: Pico Heights Con
gregational, 8; Vernondale Congrega
tional. 7; English Lutheran, 54; Ger- i
man Lutheran, 9; First Christian 1
Mission, 5; Temple street Christian, 54; '
Trinity M. E. South,s7; Bellevue M. E. i
South, 3; West End M. E. South, 12; '
First Baptist, 116; Central Baptist, 25;
Memorial Baptist, 64; East Los Angeles
Baptist, 29; German Baptist, 17; Sec
ond Baptist, 4; Simpson M. E., 114;
First M. E. t 118; Grace M. E., 8; Main
street M. E., 24; Pico Heighta M. E.,
26; University M. E.,62; Union-avenue
M. E., 52; Vincent M. E., 23; Asbury
M. E., 28 ; Boyle Heights M. E., 29;
Central-avenue M. E., 34; Bellevue
avenue M. E., 11; German M. E., 27;
Zion's German M. E. Mission, 19; Swed
ish M. E.,4; Stevans African M. E.,10;
Wesley M. E. Chapel, 4; St. Paul's
Episcopal, 66; Christ Episcopal, 13;
Ascension Episcopal, 7; St. John's
Episcopal, 9; Gospel Tabernacle, Divine
-Healing, 15; United Brethren, 8; Free
Methodist, 3: Independent or People's
church, 4; Unity church, 22; miscel
laneous, no choice, or from other places,
mainly surrounding towns, 567.
Some of those expressing no prefer
ence have since made a choice and their
cards assigned accordingly, wbich would
increase the number set opposite some
of tbe foregoing churches.
THE DERKEE CASE.
Judge Tan Dyke Decide* an Interesting
Judge Van Dyke has sustained tbe de
murrer in the case of Harry Philp vs. J.
E. and Jennie Durkee, guardian of J. E.
Durkee, an insane person.
The judge in substance says: "Tbe de
fendant, Jennie V. Durkee, demurs to
the complaint on the grounds:
"First—That tbe complaint does not
state facts sufficient to constitute a cause
of action in favor of the plaintiff and
against said defendant.
" Second—A misjoinder of parties de
fendant, in that the defendant demur
ring is improperly united with J. E.
Durkee aB a party defendant and that
this defendant is not interested in the
subject of tbe action or in any way lia
"It appears from the complaint that
Jennie Durkee, defendant, is made a
defendant solely upon tbe ground that
she is alleged to be tbe general guardian
of the person and estate of the other de
fendant. 'When an infant or an insane
or incompetent person is a party be
must appear either by his general guar
dian or by a guardian ad litem appoint
ed by the court in which the action is
pending in either case.' (C. C, p. 372.)
This summons must be served by deliv
ering a copy. If against a person resid
ing within this state who has been ju
dicially declared to be of unsound mind
or incapable of conducting bis own
affairs, and for whom a guardian has
been appointed, to such person and also
to his guardian. (C. C, p. 411.)
"It would not be necessary to provide
specially that the guardian of an incom
petent or insane defendant should aleo
bs served if such guardian were a neces
sary or proper party ana must be made
a defendant with the insane or incom
petent person, because every patty de
fendant must be served (unless he vol
untarily appears), in order to give the
court jurisdiction over him.
"There is no cause of action in this
case against defendant Jennie V. Durkee,
and she is not a necessary or proper
party. Demurrer sustained."
The county clerk yesterday issued
marriage licenses to the following per
Joe Jivia, a native of Italy, aged 25,
and Amelia Breeze, a native of Austra
lia, aged 18.
R. A. Parker, a native of Kentucky,
aged 25, and Mollie Dickison, a native
of Missouri, aged 21.
David B. Law, a native of Scotland,
aged 25, and Mary Hinton, a native of
California, aged 19.
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The enterprising proprittors, Oarms & Zorb,
of the Olympic Hall, have opened a bowling
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above games will please take notice.
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make room for our large importation of goods we get from Europe this fall. Yoa
will be surprised at onr low figures. Then the old stock has got to go,
no matter what price we get. Make us an offer and you will get them.
We have a large selection in Sterling Ware, and will give you lower figures
than any honse in the city.
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE.
OH. CHUKCHILL, PLAINTIFF, VS W. R.
• Norton, Eugene MegUnn and Thomaa J.
Sheriff's gale No. 16.447. Order of sale and
decree of foreclosure and sale.
Under and by virtue of an order of sale and
decree of foreclosure and sale, issued out of the
superior court of the county of lo's Angeles, of
the state of California, on the 3d day of Hay.
A. D. 1892, in the above entitled action, where
in O. 11 Churchill, the above named plaintiff,
obtained a judgment and decree of foreclosure
and sale against W. K. Norton et al., defendants,
on the 3d day of May, A. D. 1892, for the sum
of Five Thousand Six Hundred and 87.100 dol
lars, gold coin, which said decree was, on the
3d day of May A. D. 1892. recorded in judg
merit book 25 of said court, at page 56,1 am
commanded t<> sell all that certain lot, piece or
parcels of land situate, lying and being ln the
city of Los Angeles, county of Los Angeles,
state of California, aud bouaded and
described as follows: Thirty-five (35) feet
off and from the east aide of lot eight
(8) in block three (3) East Los Angeles; said
thirty-live (35) feet bave a frontage on the
north side of Water street as per map of East
Loa Angeles, recorded ln book 3, page 194, of
miscellaneous records of said Los Angelea
county. Together with all and singular the
tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances
thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertain
Public notice is hereby given that on
Thursday, the 26th day of May, A. D. 1892,
at 12 o'clock m. of that day, in front ot the
court house door of the county of Los Angeles,
I will, ln obedience to said order of sale and
decree of foreclosure snd sale, sell tbe above
described property, or so much thereof as may
be necessary to satisfy said judgment, with in
terest and costs, etc., to the highest and best,
bidder, for cash gold coin.
Dated this 3d day of May, 1892.
E. D. OIBEON,
Sheriff of Los Angeles County.
By F. C. Hanson, Deputy Sheriff.
C. W. Pendleton, attorney for plaintiff.
5-4 Wed 4t
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE.
FE. VAUDINE AYLBB, PLVINTfFF, VS.
• Andrew M. Lyon and Sarah Doe Lyon,
(bis wife) defendants.
Sheriff's sale No. 16.985.
Order of sale and decree ol foreclosure and
Under and by virtue of an order of sale and de
cree of foreclosure and sale, issued out of the Su
perior Court of the county of Loa Angeles, of the
Btate of California, on the 3rd day of May,
A.D. 1892, ln tbe above entitled action, wherein
F. E. Vaudlne (Ay les.thc above-named plaintiff,
obtained a judgment and decree of foreclosure
and sale against Andrew M Lyon, et al. defend
ants, on the 23rd day of March, A. D. 1392, for
the sum of seven hundred thirty-seven
and 72-100 dollars gold coin, which said de
cree was, on the 24th day of March A. D
-1892, recorded in judgment book 35 of
said court, at page 28, 1 am commanded to
sell all that certain lot, piece or parcel of
land, situate, lying and being ln the said
county of Los Angeles, state of California, and
bounded and described as follows:
That certain tract, Jpiece or parcel of land,
being the east seventy-five (75) feet of lot
twenty-three (23) in block twelve (12) of the
Carter Vineyard tract, a subdivision oi lots
eleven (11), twelve 112) and the east portion of
lot thirteen (13) of the Sierra Madre tract, in
the county of Los Angeles, State of California,
as per map recorded in book 30, page 19, mis
cellaneous records, records of Los Ange es
county, together with snd appurtenant thereto
25-100 shares of water, of the Sierra Madre
Water company, and which said premiiea were
described ln said mortgage as the real property
situate in Los Angeles county, state ot raiifor
nia, and described aa follows, to wit: The east
seventy-five (75) leet of lot twenty-three (23)
of the Vineyard tract, said Vineyard tract be
ing the subdivision of lots twelve (12) and
thirteen (13) of the Sierra Madre tract, together
with and appurtenant thereto, 25-100 shares of
water of the Sierra Madre Water company.
Together with all singular the tenements,
hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto
belonging, or ln anyw-se appertaining, the
reversion and reversions, tbe remainder and
remainders, ren's, Issues and profits thereof.
Public notice Is hereby given, that on Tues
day, the 2nd day of June, A. D. 18U2,
at 12 o'clock m. of tbat day, in front of the
courthouse door of the county of Los Angeles,
Broadway entrance. I will, in obedience to said
order of sale and decree of foreclosure and sale,
sell the above described property or bo much
thereof as may be necessary to satisfy said
I'udgment. with interest and costs, etc., to the
lighest and best bidder, for cash, sold coin.
Dated this 10th day of May. 1892.
E. D. GIBSON, .
Sheriff of Lob Angeles County.
By F C. Hannon, Deputy Sheriff.
Henry E. Carter, Attorney for Plaintiff.
5-11 wed 4t
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE.
MAIN STREET SAVINGS BANK AND
Trust Company, a corporation, plaintiff,
vs. Patrick J. McMahon, Maria McMahon, Id
ward Green, Doria Jones and Gregory Perkins,
ac assignee in Insolvency of the estate of Maria
McMahon, an insolvent debtor, and as assignee
in insolvency of the estate of Patrick J. Mc-
Mahon, an Insolvent debt >r, defendants.
Sheriffs sale—No. 17,028.
Order of sale and decree of foreclosure and
Under and by virtue of an order of aale and
decree of foreclosure and sale, issued out of the
Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, of
tbe State of California, on the Hi th day of May,
A. D. 1892, in the aboveentitltd action, where
in Main Street Savings Bank and Trust Com
pany, a corporation. the above named plaintiff,
obtained a judgment and decree of foreclosure
aud sale against Patrick J. McMahon, et al , de
fendants, on the 19thday of May, A.D. lrt <2. for
the sum of thirty-six hundred seventy-four and
41-100 dollars, gold coin, which said decree was,
, on the 19th day of May, A. D. 1892, recorded
in judgment book 35 of said Court, at page 23,
I am commanded to sell all that certain lot,
piece or parcels of land situate, lvlng and be
ing in the City of Loa Angeles, County of Loa
Angelea, State of California, and bounded aud
described as follows:
Beginning at a point in the southerly line of
Laurel street, which said point is distant H. 56
deg. 15 mtn. E. one hundred and fifty feet from
tbe southeasterly cirner of South Main and
Laurel streets, and thence running along Bald
southerly line of Laurel street S>. 5 > deg. 15
mln. E. fifty feet to a point; thence at right
angles S. 33 deg. 45 mln. west one hundred and
twenty feet to a point; thence on a line parallel
with said first line N. 56 deg. 15 mln. W. fifty
feet to a point; thence on a line p.rallel with
said second line N. 33 deg. 45 mln. H. one
hundred and twenty feet to the place of be
Together with all and singular tbe tenements,
hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto be
, longing or in anywise appertaining.
Public notice Is hereby given that, on Thurs
day, the 9th day of June, A. D. 1892, at lit
o'clock m. ot tbat day, in front of the Court
house doorof the County of Lob Angeles, I will.
■ ln obedience to said order of sale and decree of
foreclosure and sale, sell the above described
' property, or so much thereof as may be neces
> sary to satisfy aaid judgment, with interest and
costs, etc., to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, gold coin of United States.
Dated this 17th day of May, 1892.
L E. D. GIBSON.
Sheriff of Loa Angeles County.
By F. C. Hannon. Deputy Sheriff.
Graves, O'Melveny & Shanklin, attorneys for
plaintiff. 5-17 wedAt
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