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RENAULT IS GUILTY.
The Second Jury Finds Him
a Sane Man,
And He Will Serve Time for
His Assault on Mrs. Eicholz.
Rev. S. J. Fleming 1 Appeals From
the Decision in the Divorce Case.
Several Arraignments in Department
One—The Libel of the Robert and
Jean Renault was yesterday found
guilty by a jury in Judge Smith's .court,
of an assault with intent to commit
rape upon the person of Mrs. Emma
Eicholz, in Boyle Heights, on the 13th
of May last.
The trial of the case was recommenced
at 10 o'clock in the morning, and the
prosecution began introducing rebuttal
testimony to throw down the theory of
the defense that Renault was insane.
Dr. W. G. Cochran was called to the
stand, as an expert, and gave it as his
opinion that, though a very eccentric
personage, Renault was not. insane now
and had not been |at the time of the
commission of the crime. He was a
man of very limited intelligence, but
what little mind he did have was sound.
A searching cross-examination by At
torney H. H. Appel, who appeared in
the case at the request of J. M. Damron,
failed to elicit any other opinion from
Dr. R. Wernigk also took the stand
and gave testimony in line with that of
Dr. Cochran's. On being asked if Re
nault's habit of standing before a mir
ror and laughing in a self-satisfied way
at his reflection did not indicate a dis
eased mind, witness replied that it
seemed to him more the action of a very
vain rather than a crazy man. If Re
nault wag considered crazy simply be
cause of such actions, there were a great
many crazy people in the world.
When the testimony was declared all
in. Deputy District Attorney Phibbs ar
gued the case for the people, and was
followed by Attorney H. H. Appel for
At 1:30 p. m., after the noon recess,
J. M. Damron took up the argument for
the defendant, and District Attorney
McLachlan closed for the people.
The case went to the jury at 3:40
p. m., after the court had read brief in
structions, and shortly after 4 o'clock
a verdict of guilty as charged was
brought in. Judge Smith set next Mon
day as the time for passing sentence.
NEW CRIMINAL CASES.
James Carpenter was arraigned before
Judge Smith, yesterday, on a charge of
grand larceny, alleged to have been
committed at Pomona on May 30th. The
information filed by the district attorney
states that on the date named Carpenter
went into J. A. Cameron's place, at Po
mona, and lay down to sleep in a rear
room. Under the pillow of the bed on
which he lay, Cameron had placed a
shot bag containing $60, and when Car
penter ieft the place this was missing.
Carpenter was arraigned in the absence
of his counsel, and June 27th was set as
the date for pleading.
H. C Jackson came ap for arraign
ment in the same court for obtaining
property valued at $175 on false pre
tenses. The information alleges that,
on March Ist, he went to the New Mex
ico coal company and obtained from
them twenty tons of coal on credit, on
the representation that he was the
owner of a certain wood and coal yard
in this city. Subsequently it developed
that he had nothing to do with the yard.
His arraignment was continued till June
REV. FLEMING APPEALS."'
Attorney T. J. Carran yesterday served
the following notice of appeal by Rev.
S. j. Fleming in the divorce case
brought by his former wife, which was
decided in favor of the plaintiff last
Saturday by Judge McKinley :
To Junes Rossiter, Esq., Attorney for Plaintiff:
You will please take notice that the
defendant in the above entitled action
hereby appeals to the supreme court of
the state of California from the judg
ment therein entered in the said supe
rior court on the 22d day of June, 1891,
in favor of the plaintiff in said action
and against said defendant and from the
whole thereof. Thos. J. Carran,
Attorney for Defendant.
"kONV" GRAIN DISCHARGED.
"Rony" Cram, W. H. Lewis and Joe
Ketchline were examined before Justice
Morris at Lancaster, Wednesday after
noon, on the charge of horse stealing.
After much testimony had been intro
duced the complaints were |dismisßed
and the defendants discharged on motion
of the district attorney. The case was
not concluded till midnight, and the
examination proved to be a very lively
affair, resulting almost in a row between
Attorney C. C. Stephens, who defended
Grain and the others, and Justice Mor
ris, who was loth to dismiss the case.
The justice, it will be remembered, made
the arrest himself, and took a consider
able personal interest in the matter.
The exceptions filed by the claimants
of the schooner Robert and Minnie were
argued by Attorney S. M. White, one of
the proctors for the claimants, and Alex.
A. Campbell, special assistant district
attorney, in the United States district
court yesterday, before Judge Ross. The
matter was finally submitted.
Henry Crook, formerly first mate of
the steamer Katie O'Neil, now engaged
in towing rock barges between Catalina
and San Pedro, swore to a libel against
the vessel in the district court yesterday
on an unpaid wage account of $120.
Crook shipped at San Francisco. The
libel was made returnable on July 7.
The condemnation suit of the Los An
geles Terminal railroad company vs. J.
Bonn et ux. was concluded yesterday in
department five by tne jury rendering a
verdict of $900 for the defendants.
In the same court, in the matter of
the insolvency of Julius Blatt, Judge
McKinley discharged the petitioner. •
In the suit of H. H.Johnston vs.T. M.
Johnston, Judge Van Dyke yesterday
appointed G. W. Duger guardian ad
litem of Blanche, Eva, Agnes and Abel
Johnston, minors, on motion of the at
torneys for the plaintiff.
The case of the Crane company vs. A.
D. Childress et al., in which the plain
tiff seeks to make the defendants as
subscribers to the stock of the San Ra
fael Land and Water company, an insol
vent corporation, responsible for a debt
of $1165.98 on which judgment has been
obtained by the plaintiff, was submitted
on the pleadings in Judge Van Dyke's
The suit of P. Connolly vs. K. N. C.
Wilson et al., to recover $6010 on a
promissory note given to M. L. Wicks
on June 10, 1890, and by him transferred
to the plaintiff, was tried before Judge
Van Dyke yesterday and submitted on
A moticTn for a non-suit in the case of
Lionel A. Sheldon vs. the Centinele-
Inglewood Land and Water company
was submitted on briefs in department
S. M. Easley sues the Simi Land and
Water company to compel the fulfill
ment of a contract to accept a certain
paper as a cash payment of $480 on the
purchase of land. *
Caroline Addeman sues MattieS. Hill,
executrix of the will of C. M. Hill, de
ceased, Jto quiec title to land in the
Rancho San Pagqual.
H. S. Baldwin sues C. E. Norton et
al. to set aside certain deed 3 alleged to
have been procured by fraud and mis
representation, and for a judgment of
Tonight at the opera house Caste is to
be played by the Owl club for the bene
fit of the Unity church furnishing fund.
The excellence of any performance given
by this club is well known and needs no
Those who attend this evening will
enjoy a well presented play, and at the
same time assist a most deserving cause.
THE HANCHETTE MATTER
DETECTIVE SMITH ACCEPTS MRS.
He Will Forfeit Three Hundred Dollars if
He Does Not Locate the Missing Man,
Provided He Receives a Like Amount
In yesterday's Times appeared a state
ment to the effect that Detective Fred
Smith was willing to deposit $300 with a
responsible party, to be forfeited if he
did not produce H. J. Ilanchette alive
and well; the friends of Mr. Ilanchette
to put up an equal amount to b> paid
him in case he did so produce the miss
Mrs. Hanchette yesterday sent for a
Herald reporter and stated that they
had Been the item in question, and were
ready to deposit the amount required as
Boon as Mr. Smith produced his, the
money to be paid to Mr. Smith if he
produced Harry J. Hanchette before
July Bth, when Mrs. Hanchette with
her mother and boys intends to start
north, or if Mr. Smith placed her un
doubtedly in communication with Mr.
Hanchette before the same date; while
if Mr. Smith failed to fulfill his promise
tbe money he deposited should go to the
Newsboys' home on First street.
The ladies stated that Mr. Smith had
called upon them three separate times.
At one visit he said that he could pro
duce Mr. Hanchette within three or four
days, or at the most in six days. He
was assured that if he did so he should
receive the reward offered in spite of its
public withdrawal, but replied that he
did not want the reward and would be
satisfied with his expenses, which at the
most would not exceed $100, as in this
particular case the honor of having dis
covered the missing man would be suffi
cient pay. At his last visit she stated
he associated Mr. Hanchette's name
with that of a very handsome girl, for
merly of this city, and hinted that there
might be facts connected with his disap
pearance which it would be advisable to
suppress. Mrs. Hanchette stated that
she and her mother informed him that
what was wanted was to discover Han
chette, and if he had been doing any
thing discreditable he must take the
consequences of his folly. They stood
ready and willing to pay the reward ot
tered to get into communication with
As it now stands, tbe ladies state they
have the $300 to deposit against a like
amount by Mr. Smith, and will cheer
fully pay him the Bamefor the discovery
at' the missing secretary of the chamber
Mr. Smith was seen last night and
stated that he knew where Hanchette
was and was willing to meet representa
tives of Mrs. Hanchette to make the de
posit. "I do not want any provisos
made. I will agree to show where Han
chette is," he said, "and will prove that
lam right. I furthermore deny the
statement of the ladies to the effect if I
informed them of Hanchette's where
abouts that I would get the reward; on
the contrary they Baid they would not
pay $200 or $100. In regard to the hand
some young girl formerly of this city, I
have to say that the ladies asked me if
I had not told a reporter that an English
blonde was mixed up in the case. I re
plied that I had not, whereupon the
ladies told me that the girl had left this
city at the same time that Hanchette
lid, but that she left with her husband
3n his way to New York. A statement
in the above article that I intimated
that there were certain facts about the
case which it would be advisable to sup
press I deny. I agreed to give the facts
to the press as I found them, and my
agreement still holds good."
Always rifle in Columbus Buggy Co.'s vehicles
and you will wear diamonds in the end.
THE GUNN FOLDING BED.
W. S. ALLEN, AGENT FOR LOS ANGELES*
The only combination bed that a lady can operate with ease ; that will not wear out carpets ; that leaves the cabinet
and mirror in front when bed is down. An invitation extended to all to see this bed, at
W. S. ALLEN'S Furniture and Carpet Warerooms, 332 & 334 S. SPRING ST.
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD; FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 26 1891-
A Fascinating Perris Ser
vant Girl's Sad TaX
She Jumps From the Window
to Escape His Caresses.
She Claims He Visited Her Room
at Night and Assaulted Her.
He Denies the Whole Story Tho Town
of Perris Disturbed on Tuesday
Night by the Girl's Screams.
The voluptuous appearing servant
girl is becoming a very dangerous factor
in life in the passionate semi-tropic
climate of Southern California. The
Fleming episode has hardly had time to
become cold when another somewhat
similar affair occurs at Perris.
J. N. Kowaiasky is a drummer, or,
more euphoniously speaking, a commer
cial tourist, of San Francisco, who trav
els for the firm of Porter, Schlesinger it
Co., shoe dealers of that city. Mr.
Kowaiasky is well known in this city as
an able commercial man, who can talk
a bird off a tree or sell a bill of goods to
a deaf, dumb and blind man.
Kowaiasky has been touring in South
ern California for some time past, sell
ing shoes and doing a thriving business.
On Tuesday he brought up at Perris and
stopped at the hotel. At dinner he was
waited on by a fait faced Perris girl
whose black eyes looked pleasantly on
the handsome drummer, and whose
white hands and round arms were fasci
natingly flying around him as she in
quired what he'd have—
He conversed between mouthful? with
the fascinating waiter, and he got the
impression that she was somewhat
taken with his appearance.
After dinner there is not much to do
in Perris, and everybody goes to bed
very early, and Tuesday night was no
different in that respect from any other.
But though the whole town save one or
two souls, was soon snoring away in
peace, this was not to continue.
Late in the night, a window of
a room on the first story of the hotel
was raised, a white-robed form stood in
the space a moment and with a shriek
sprang to the ground, where it kept up
calls for help until all Perris, in more or
less scanty costume, ran from its bed to
There was found the pretty waiter
girl clothed in her slumber robe and
good character, praying to be rescued
from Mr. Kowaiasky. That man was
soon apprehended and placed under ar
rest and the weeping girl was taken in
charge by some sympathizing women
and petted and soothed, and her story at
last given to the curious.
In substance she said that she had
retired to her virtuous couch and gone
to sleep, but was soon awakened by
feeling herself being caressed by
some one whom she declared she dis
covered to be Mr. Kowaiasky. She said
she begged him to go away, but he re
fused, and the situation soon became so
serious that she made a leap for the
window and jumped out, leaving the
amorous drummer balked of his pur
Mr. Kowaiasky strenuously denied
the story told by the girl, but was
forced to wait for his examination, on a
charge of assault with intent to commit
rape, before the jnstice of the peace,
which was to have occurred yesterday
What are the wild waves say-ing,
Only 50c to Redondo Beach and re
turn via the Saturday and Sunday ex
cursions of the Southern California
railway. Tickets good until Monday,
inclusive. Two bands of music on Sun
day. Go .down for a day's recreation
and enjoy*a dip in the sea. This is cer
tainly the finest beach on this coast for
bathing and fishing. Tickets on sale at
Santa Fe ticket office, 129 North Spring
street, and First-street station. Trains
leave at 10:15 a.m., 1:30 and 5:25 p.m.
Extra train Sunday, 9:10 a.m.
United States Signal Service.
Report of observations taken at Los Angelef,
June 25. 1S91:
5:07 a. m.i
5 07 p. m.!
Max. tern., 76i mm. tern.. SS.
Thirty-Rye more of the newest styles of
Columbus buggies, phaetons and surreys just
received by Hawley, King * Co.
Choice Fruits—Finest Cherries.
Handled by Althouse Bros. Telephone 157.
How cheap! Just come and look at the
latest New York hats at the New York Bazaar,
118 North Spring street.
F. K. Brown, the stove dealer, drives in a No.
12 Col umbus buggy.
The police are anxious to recover a
purse containing several railroad tickets.
Remember the boulevard meeting at
The Palms at 2 p. m. Saturday next,
27th. Take 1:17 train.
Prof. W. M. Short has temporarily re
moved his studio to rooms 61 and 52,
third floor Ramona, corner Third and
There are undelivered telegrams at the
Western Union telegraph office, corner
Main and Court streets, June 25th, for
Miss Josephine Simpßon, Dr. C. Hart.
This afternoon at 2:30 Rev. W. W.
Tinker will address the students and
friends of the Los Angeles business col
lege, at College hall, 144 South Main
street, to which the public is cordially
Mr. M. Norton,an old-time merchant,
has retired from business in this city
and associated himself with Isaac Nor
ton, Jr., at Calico, San Bernardino
county, under the firm name of M.
Norton & Co.
Complaint was made yesterday to a
Herald reporter that a residence near
Hill and Olive streets could not get any
water from Wednesday evening until
6 o'clock last night. " Complaints are
numerous about turning off the water
for an unusual time.
The Boyle Heights Library association
will give a musical aud dramatic enter
tainment this evening for the benefit of
their reading room. A fine musical
programme will be followed by the
laughable farce, Hash. The entertain
ment will be held in Hendricks' hall,
and after the programme has been ren
dered a social time will be in order.
Westminster battalion of the Boys'
brigade holds a humorous entertainment
tonight in Banquet hall, on Chestnut
street and Downey avenue. It is a dis
tinctively boys' entertainment, the en
tire programme being rendered by boys.
The boys of this brigade start for Cata
liua Monday for a summer camp.
Constable Fawkes, of Burbank, called
at the Herald office recently about an
article which was published in this pa
per about the arrest of a sick, one-armed
young man on the Southern Pacific train
at that place last Sunday. Mr.| Fawkes
states that his attention was called to
the man by the brakeman and that he
arrested him on a charge of evadingpay
ing his fare. He stated that the man
had been in Burbank before and had
been arrested for petty larceny.
Long Beach Pavilion will open July
Ist. J. E. Aull, Proprietor.
Write for prices to Willamette Lum
ber Co., Redondo, Cal.
R. D. List, notary public. Legal papers care
lully drawu. 125 West Second. Telephone 720.
For sale—lo head thoroughbred Hol
stein bulls, cheap. Bonita Meadows, J
Washington street, or apply to J. E.
J. J. Reynolds, the veteran driver and
owner of Judge Salsbury, Jr., now stand
ing at Golden Gate stables, 311 Aliso
street, intends to remove to race track
July 15th, where he will train horses for
the public; bar his own horses if de
sired. J. J. Reynolds.
The Six Sisters Millinery has removed to 420
South Spring street between Fourth and Fifth.
Noon prayer meeting. North Main street.
The Columbus Bnggy
Is made in the largest factory in the world,
where light vehicles . f various kinds are ex
Ked hair and white horses are chestnuts;
Columbus Buggy Co.'s buggies and happy livery
men are facts.
Will cure the worst case of piles known.
Drop a Postal
To the California Wine Company, 222 S. Spring
street for the finest wines and liquors.
Don't drag through life when you can roll
through ou a Columbus Buggy Co. s buggy.
PROF. D. MORGENSTERN, chiropodist and
manicure, 230 S. Main street, up-stairs.
P * DELICIOUS S
NATURAL FRUIT FLAVORS.
Vanilla -\ Of perfect purity.
Lemon -I Of great strength.*
Almond Zf conomy ' ntnelrUBe
' Rose etC.-J Flavor as delicately
and dellclously as the fresh fruit.
Friday, June 2(3, 1891.
"Did you know the People's Store had a basement, wherein everything for
household uses is kept? I thought I was in Chicago again, it looked so familiar."
We hear this exclamation daily. Lots of folks don't know yet that we are wide
awake enough to have our stores on the eastern plan. Yes, reader, we have.
Los Angeles can boast of the only true department store west of Chicago (except
"The' Maze," San Francisco,) where everything is kept under one roof. A travel
ing man told us recently that if we had the People's Store and its contents on
Fourteenth st. and Sixth aye., New York city, we'd be the greatest success of the
century. We've got the faculty, the force and the fire to do it. We have honest
ways and upright methods. We have right ideas and proper prices, and are
therefore known 'round here as the firm for right prices. Well, there's, one thing
about it, and that is, if we can't sell goods at our prices of honest values, we'll
give up. We'd rather shove a two-wheel cart in front of us all our live-long days
than to have every two for a penny store dictate how much profit we must make
in order not to conflict with them. We'll save you money on your purchases.
Join our big list of constant purchasers.
Sateens, 9c a yard; all new patterns, and worth 15c.
Outing flannels. 10c; very choice, and worth 15c.
Shirting percales, 7c a yard; 32 inches wide, and worth 15c.
Dress ginghams, BU|C a'yard; very handsome, and worth \2%c.
Shirting cheviots. 10c a yard; choice patterns, and worth 16c. *
Bleached table damask, 29c a yard ; splendid quality, and worth 50c.
1 Honey comb toweU, 5c each; a good size, and worth 10c.
Double-fold colored Sicilians, 35c a yard; all shades ; worth 65c.
All-wool striped cashmere, 35c a yard ; 38 inches wide, and reduced from 65c.
Striped serges, 35c a yard ; for one day only ; reduced from 68c.
All-wool cashmere, 35c a yard ;38 inches wide, summer weight; worth 60c.
India Silks, 39c a yard ; a nice line of colors; worth 60c.
Black surah silks, 65c a yard ; a superb quality ; worth $1.
Figured India silks, 75c; 27 inches wide, and worth $1.15.
All-wool bunting, 39c; 38 inches wide, and worth 60c.
English heurietta, 12,(» 2 c a yard; 36 inches wide, and worth 35c.
Sateen summer Windsor ties, 5c each ; worth \2%c.
Boys' percale jvaists, 25c; very neat, and worth 45c.
Flannelette overshirts, 49c; for men or boys, and worth 75c.
Men's pin-stripe balbriggan underwear, 50c each ; worth 85c.
Men's summer coat and vest, $1.25; very serviceable, and worth $2.25.
Boys' sailor suits, $1.25; silk embroidered collars, and worth $2.25.
Boys' sailor suits, $3.95; pure wool, gray flannel, extra finish, and worth $6.50.
Men's worsted dress suits, $12.50; elegant cut and finish, equal to custom
make, and reduced for today from $20.
Three Tables of Hats on Special Sale Today.
Table No. I—Contains a selected line of boys' hats, in both felt and straw, at
the uniform price of 25c; these are at greatly reduced prices; the lowest one in the
lot not worth less than 50c.
Table No. 2—Contains an elegant line of youthts' felt and straw hats at 49c
each; this assortment is very large, they all being the very latest styles shown,
and worth $1.
Table No. 3—Contains a very large assortment of men's felt and straw hats at
75c; it is impossible to describe them all, but it is enough to say there ia not a hat
on the table that would not sell readily at $1.50.
Infants' low shoes, 45c ; lace, strap or button, and worth 75c.
Infants' flexible sole shoes, 35c; in tan or bronze, and worth 65c.
Children's canvass shoes, 75c; very strong, and worth $1.25.
Misses' fine russet shoes, $1.25; heel or spring heel, and worth $2.
Misses' line kid shoes, $1.25; perfect fitting, and worth $2.
Ladies' fine kid slippers, 98c; very handsome, and worth $1.50.
Ladies' hand-turned kid shoes, $3.76; the best in the land, and worth $5.50.
Men's working shoes, 69c ; good and solid, and worth $1.
Men's alligator shoes, $1.50; very genteel, and worth $2.26.
Men's fine russet shoes, $2.50; a great bargain, and worth $4.
A Great Treat in Store for You Today.
Ladies' fancy braid hats, 25c; in all colors and styles; reduced from 75c.
Children's sailors, 15c; with fancy edge; reduced from 40c.
Children's dress hats, 25c; trimmed with satin ribbon, and worth 65c.
Ladies' sun hats. 19c; in blue, brown, white or black, and worth 40c.
Daisy wreaths, 10c each ; worth 25c.
Ladies'silk mitts, 19c; worth 35c.
Ladies' silk gloves, 25c; worth 40c.
Ladies' silk taffeta gloves, 25c; worth 40c.
Genuine Foster 5-hook kid gloves, $1; worth $1.50.
Foster hook suede mousquetaires, $1.25; worth $1.75.
Children's kid gloves, 95c; in tan shades ; worth $1.35.
Linen antique lace tidies, 6t£c; neat, and worth 15c.
Colored silk illusion, 15c a yard; all the leading shades, and worth 35c.
Colored silk crepes. 29c a yard; elegant quality, and worth 45c.
Colored silk chenille dot veiling, 15c a yard; latest style, and worth 35c.
Linen lace, B^'c; 2 inches wide, and worth 20c.
Palm leaf fans, 2c each; a good size, and worth 4c.
Ladies' fast black hose, 19c; a splendid quality, and worth 35c.
Ladies' fine gray mixed hose, 10c; for today only; worth 20c.
I .allies' boot style hose, 10c; in solid colors, and worth 20c.
Children's solid colored hose, these are worth 15c.
Children's solid colored ribbed hose, BJ*,c; worth 15c.
Children's French ribbed hose, 25c; double knees, and worth 40c.
Ladies' muslin gowns, 35c; Mother Hubbard style, and worth 65c.
Children's colored seersucker dresses, 49c; trimmed with embroidery, and
Ladies' white muslin skirts, 69c; trimmed with torchon lace, and worth $1.25.
Ladies' black sateen skirts, $1.25, very fine, and worth $2.
Ladies' summer corsets, 69c; made of fine linen thread, and worth $1.
Children's corded corset waists, 19c; these are always sold for 36c.
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Cleansing fluid, finest made, per bottle, 25c.
Carriage sponges, 25c; largest size, and worth 50c.
Chamois skins, 25c; good size, and worth 50c.
Glycerine lotion, 25c; 8-oz. bottle, and worth 50c.
Mottled or white castile soap, 15c a bar.
Bay rum, 35c; pint bottle, and worth 75c.
A. HAMBURGER I SON.