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Mr. Avery of the Trust
He Makes a Full, Frank State
The Details of the Mysterious
.Not a Single Clue to the Thief—The Dis
covery of the Loss—An In
The sensational robbery of the Cali
fornia Loan and Trust Company as men
tioned in yesterday's Hekald has
caused widespread comment.
Mr. M. N. Avery, the secretary of the
■company, a man of unquestioned in
tegrity, yesterday made a full frank
■statement of the matter at his office in
the Phillips block as follows :
"The story published this morning is
in the main correct," he said — "There
was in the safe $500 Ln coin, Mrs. Croft's
jewelry consisting of a pin and ring of
opals surrounded by diamonds, and the
diamond earrings belonging to Mr. Car
On July 17th at the close of business I
balanced the cash and put it in the bur
glar proof box in the safe. The jewels
were put in a drawer and locked up. I
locked tlie cash box myself. Mr. W. M
Sheldon locked the steel inner doors of
the safe and the outside doors."
"Were you the last one in the
"No, a Mr. Parke was the last one
here. No, he did not know the combi
nations of the safe. When I left, Mr.
Sheldon and Mr. Parke were both here.
I went to Redondo that evening and
staid until Monday morning."
"When did you first learn of the 10b
"When I came down on Monday
"Had no one been to the office be
tween Saturday and Monday?" .
" Yes, Mr. Sheldon, our President
stopped in on his way home from church
on Sunday, and opened the safe to get a
description of some property which was
in the books. When he opened the safe
he found the key of the inner door in
the lock, where we usually left it. On
Monday, when we opened the safe, that
key was gone, and was found in a drawer
of the safe which was locked, and the
steel door was locked as well. There
were two keys to that drawer. One was
found in the drawer when it was opened.
The other was on Mr. W. M. Sheldon's
keyring. Mr. Sheldon's brother M. N.
Sheldon had the only other key to the
steel door. He went to Santa Monica
on Saturday and did not return until
" How did you discover the robbery?"
"When I" came down on Monday
morning we found it|out. The circum
stances were as follows: M. N. Shel
don before I came down had told his
brother to open the safe and get some
notes out. When I reached the office,
President Sheldon went with me to the
safe. He said to me, " Didn't you put
the cash in the burglar box on Saturday
night?" I said "yes, that is howl
came to go to the safe. We then found
that the money and jewels were gone.
We immediately notified the police."
" Was Mr. Baker in the city on Sun
"No sir. He was at San Gabriel."
It was on Saturday that Mr. Dam
ron visited your office?"
" Yes. I first visited him at his office
and collected $50 from him to apply on
the Lindley note. Saturday he came in
and paid us $20 more. I then sent the
note to the district attorney's office."
" Did he not think that you were
going to keep the notes ?"
" 1 suppose so. He did not know that
we had sent them over to the district
"It looks very much as if one of you
four men who knew the combinations to
the safe must have stolen the jewels and
money does it not ?"
" Yes it does. I can prove that I did
not do it, and I trust tlie others can.
No, I can say nothing about my sus
President Sheldon declined to make
any statement. In the course of con
versation he showed very plainly that he
suspected some one. He mentioned the
fact that some time ago the combina
tions to the safe had been written on a
piece of paper. This might have been
mislaid and found by the person who
committed the robbery. He declined to
mention the object of his suspicion for
fear of doing him an injustice.
While the affair on its face is inex
plicable, some very skillful detective
work has been done on it, and several
facts discovered which cannot yet be
made public, but which will very prob
ably lead to an energetic prosecution of
the criminal. The district attorney's
office will be heard from very soon.
Small Items Picked up in the Superior
In the insolvency matter of Simon
Greengart an order was granted stay
ing proceedings until Sept. 15th in Dept.
In the insolvency of Emma E. Clark,
the foreclosure of a mortgage made by
the insolvent to Amelia Dunning was
ordered permitted by Judge McKinly's.
The forgery case of J. S. Chadwick
wile be tried on tbe 19th at 10 oclock in
Judge M. Kinley's court.
J. R. Bedwell will be arraigned on
Friday before Judge McKinley on the
charge of having obtained property by
means of false pretenses.
Elizabeth Haylock waa yesterday
granted a decree of divorce from Isaac
Haylock on the ground of desertion and
failure to provide.
Railroads, Baseball and School
The Oahu railway haa 15 miles of
track, over two miles of which were for
merly used in Sonoma valley, Cal. A
telephone line has been constructed a
long the road bed from Honolulu to
Baseball is a popular pastime in Hon
An interesting convention of teachers
was recently held in Honolulu. There
was a fine exhibit of school work.
A fire police company has been organ
ized in the same city, with T. Kbuse as
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1890.
Mr. Harety given a Chance to Sober Up.
John Harety, a locomotive-engineer
living at Pearl and Fourth streets, was
arrested yesterday on a complaint for
having on several occasions threatened
the life of his wife Kate Harety.
Haretv at the station said that his
wife had had him arrested only to give
him a scare and a chance to sober up
and would bail him out as soon as she
knew that he was locked up. The
prisoner looked as if he had been on a
A BRIBE GIVER.
Held in Heavy Bonds for offering: $1.00 to a
United States Marshal.
Elijah Walker of San Diego, who is
now in the county jail in this city
charged with having smuggled three
Chinamen into the United States, was
yesterday arrainged before U. S. Com
missioner Van Dyke on the additional
charge of haV'lna attempted to bribe U.
S. Deputy Marshal A.. W. Marsh at the
time of his arrest by offering him one
hundred dollars for his release. The
Commissioner held Walker on the
attempted bribery pending examination
next Wednesday in the sum of $5000.
People who Appeal to Law for Help.
Witmer Bros,et al sue Louis Perez for
the restoration of the N. W. of Sec
81 Township 1 North, Range 8 West of
which defendant was tenant, for rents
and other relief,
John Charters sues F.M. Lowery for
$743 principal and $75 attorney's fees and
foreclosure of mortgage.
James Cuzner sues D. J. Bracken and
the Pasadena Manufacturing Co for
$1950.16 principal and $88.91 attorney's
fee on a forclosure of mortgage.
Anna F. Thompson sues J. W. Walker
for $804.30 on a contract for the sale
of a piece of land in Pasadena.
Harvey of the Ranchito Found Guilty of
Destroying a Flume Gate.
James Harvey, who was arrested some
days ago on complaint of Walker W.
White of the Ranchito for having ob
structed the use of the water in the Gate
irrigation ditch by breaking and des
troying one of thegates on Bernardino
Guirado's land, was tried yesterday be
fore Justice Marshall sitting in the
Township Justices' Court. The evid
ence was that Mr. Harvey had knocked
out a gate with a shovel, and lifted up
another one so that the water would run
of different direction. The defense ad
mitted the destruction of the gate but
claimed that Harvey had a right to re
move it because he believed it the priv
ate property of Guirado whose land he
had leased. The Court held that the
ditch was a public one and that the de
fendant was guilty of the offense charged.
Harvey will be sentenced at three o'clock
GRITTY LITTLE SOO SING.
His Assailant must stand Trial for Robbery
and Goes to Jail.
The usual tactics of the highbinders
have been pursued by the friends of
Louie Tung, to get Soo Sing, who was
robbed by him in broad daylight of $12
on Benjamin street in New Chinatown
at 11.30 a. m. on the 4th inst. to with
draw from the prosecution. The little
Chinaman has been intimidated and
threatened, but he remained determined
to push the charge of robbery against
the highbinder. The defense, in pur
suance of the course followed in Chinese
cases, wanted a continuance, but this
was denied by Justice Austin.
Soo Sing, who is employed in a photo
graphic Gallery, said that,, he and defen
dant had rooms in tlie same lodging
house. At half past eleven last Mon
day, when coming from his room with a
$5 goldpiece and seven dollars in silver
in his hand, the defendant asked him
what he had. Soo replied that it was
money. Louie demanded it and being
refused, grasped complaining witness'
hand. A struggle ensued, which lasting
longer than the defendant anticipated,
he drew a knife and cut Soo severely
across the palm of the right hand. Soo
then dropped the money which Louie
Tung picked up and ran away.
Detective Bowler testified to arresting
tlie defendant a few minutes later. He
first denied all knowledge of the rob
bery, but being identified by Soo Sing,
he admitted having taken the money but
said it was in fun and that he meant to
Tlie defense had no testimony to offer
and Louie Tung was remanded to jail to
await his trial on the charge of robbery
in default of $3000 bail.
THE POLICE COMMISSIONERS.
Two Officers Suspended for H aving
come to Blows.
The Board of Police Commissioners met
yesterday afternoon, Mayor Hazard in
the Chair and Chief Glass in attendance.
Officer Finucane's charges against Cap
tian Roberts for violation of ithe police
regulations an outgrowth of the difficul
ties experienced between the two men
and reported a few days since were recei
ved. Chief Glass, in connection with the
same matter reproted Finucane's sus
pension on the charge of insubordina
tion. After considerable discussion Fl
nucaue was suspended for therty days
and Captain Roberts for fifteen days.
The following saloon transfers were'
Greer & Houtz, 105 and 107 San Pedro
street, from Chas. Schmidt and Charles
Gollme, No. 301 North Main street,
from A. Lindenfeldt.
C. H. Buckingham's application for a
position on the force was filed.
A demand by J. W. Davis, S. K.
Adams and C, H. Boyce for remuner
ation as special-officers during the Sewer
bond election was denied.
Commissioner Collins notified the
Board that he has prepared an ordinance
for the transfer of two foot-officers to the
mounted patrol. The Board declined to
A PLUMBER'S FALL,
He Tumbles Sixteen Feet Without
Tony Smircich, a plumber, waa fixing
some gas pipes in the sky lights of the
Pico Mouse, yesterday morning. His
foot slipped and he fall about sixteen
feet, lighting with the small of his back
which was considerably bruised, on the
edge of a dry goods box. He also cut his
right ear. Smircich was brought to the
police station where Dr. McCarty at
tended him. He was afterward sent
home. He has had the luck of a plum
ber, as outside of these slight wounds
his heavy fall did not otherwise injure
The managers of the Newsboys' Home are re
quested to meet at 2 o'clock this (Tuesday)
afternoon. Very particular and especial busi
ness will come before the meeting, and a full
attendance is requested. By order of
Mrs. Drank, President.
MAIER & ZOBELEIN.
The Celebrated City Brewers Ahead of
Before tne lessees of the race track
decided to make use of any particular
beer at the bar, they sampled all the
eastern beers, which are very scarce in
this market, because the public demand
for them is small, but none were found
satisfactory. They then tested the vari
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the celebrated product of the brewery
of Maier & Zobelein. After a short
consultation they came to the conclu
sion that there was no better bitter than
this home product to be served to visit
ors at the race track. The proof that
they were correct was found in the fact
that the resources of Messrs. Maier &
Zobelein were taxed to tlie utmost to
keep a sufficient supply on hand at the
track yesterday. In fact the demand
was unprecedented, never having been
approached at any previous meeting.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, OF THE STATE
of California, in and for the County of Los
D. R. Brearley, plaintiff, vs. Charles C.
Action brought in the Superior Court of the
Stateof California, In and for the County of
Los Angeles, and the complaint filed In said
County of Los Angeles, in the oflice of the
Clerk of said Superior Court.
The People of the State of California send
greeting to Charles C. Haskin, defendant.
You are hereby required to appear in an
action brought against you by the above-named
plaintiff, in the Superior Court of the State of
California, In and for Lot Angeles County, and
to answer the complaint filed therein, within
ten days, (exclusive of the day of service), after
the service on you of this summons, if served
within this county; or, if served elsewhere,
within thirty days, or judgment by default will
be taken against you according to the prayer oi
The said action is brought to obtain a decree
of court foreclosing the lien against lot 1,
block 10, Angeleno Heights tract, said lien
being created by diagram, assessment and
warrant made by the superintendent of streets
of the city of Los Angeles, for grading Edge ware
road, the amount claimed due and chargeable
against said lot being $103.96, with ten per
cent, interest thereon from the 28th day of
January, 1890, and for costs of suit. Reference
is had to complaint for particulars.
And you are hereby notified that if you fail to
appear and answer the said complaint as above
required, the said plaintiff will cause your
default to be entered and will apply to the
Court for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Given under my hand and the seal of the
Superior Court of the State of California, in and
for the County of Los Angeles, this 24th day of
May, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and ninety.
TsKALi CHAS. H. DUNSMOOR, Clerk.
By F.B. Fanning, Deputy Clerk.
[ndorsedJ Jones ib Carlton, attorneys for
plaintiff. jeO-fri- lOt
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