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BRUNER AT THE BAR The Boodler in Judge Wal lace's Court. He Makes an Argument in His Own Behalf. * His Motion to Set Aside the Indict ments Denied. Tha Supreme Court Grant* Him a Writ of Prohibition—Four More Indict ments Returned by the Grand .fury. Associated Press DlsD*tones. Ban Fbancisco, Nov. 6. —Ex-Assem- blyman Bruner not having succeeded in obtaining a writ of prohibition from the supreme court, his case came up in Judge Wallace's court this morning. Attorney-General Hart was present, as were the members of the grand jury who had been subpoenaed as witnesses at Bruner's request. Bruner stated that as his counsel was physically una ble to make argument, he would con duct his own case. Barclay Henley, foreman of the grand jury, was then called as a witness, and was asked by Bruner if it was on the hitter's testi mony that the indictment for perjury had been found. Tbe court sustained District Attorney Barnes's objection, Bruner then questioned Henley as to how he came to be a member of the grand jury, and if he had not consented to serve only upon the earnest solicita tion of certain persons. Bruner stated that he wished to show that the mem bers of the jury were biased, but the court sustained the objections to the questions whether special counsel had not been employed and whether witness had not contributed money to employ detectives and special counsel. The attorney-general said tbe state -constitution expressly provided that in the investigation of a legislative scan dal, a witness was obliged to testify. Bruner, when he took the office of as semblyman, swore to obey the state con stitution, and consequently be had no right to refuse to testify before the grand .jury, or to claim such right. BRUNER'S MOTION DENIED. Judge Wallace then denied the mo tion to set aside the indictments. He will write an opinion that will cover the points advanced. The demurrer to the indictment for agreeing to receive from Adolph Ottin ger a bribe of $1500 for voting against a state bill, No. 706, waa called up. Judge Wallace read the indictment care fully and then expressed the opinion that there was nothing on the face of it to show that the act had been done in this county. The indictment charges that Bruner agreed in Sacramento to accept a bribe, to be paid in San Fran cisco, but does not charge that he agreed here, or received any money here, or received any money in Sacra mento. The matter went over until to morrow. a writ of prohibition granted. The state supreme court late thia aft ernoon granted the alternative writ of prohibition petitioned for by Assembly man Bruner, reatraining Superior Judge Wallace from proceeding further in Bru ner's case. The writ is returnable be fore the supreme court on Monday next. FOUR MORE INDICTMENTS. The grand jury today found four in dictments, but the namea are kept sc ent until the parties can be arrested. It ia understood, however, that one of the indictments is against Martin Kelly, a well known politician, who shot at a hackman a few weeks ago, and the other three against ex-State Senator William E. Williama, who ia alleged to have been one of the combination which waa formed in the state senate for the pur pose of conducting dishonest legislation. AGAINST BROTHER. Al Roberts Says Jeff Wrecked the Train at Colfax. Auburn, Cal., Nov. 6. —The examina tion of the Roberts brothers for train wrecking was resumed thia morning with the recalling of J. R. Breese. His wife had told him nothing of the mem oranda taken by her as to her conversa tion with the Roberts boys. A printer on the Colfax Sentinel had talked with Al Robertß a day or two after the wreck. Al told him he could lay hia hand on the parties that did the work. After hia ar rest he made a statement that was read in open court. He stated that hia brother Jeff asked him a day or two be fore the wreck if he wished to make some money. Soon after, Jeff took a bar and drill to a shop on the Roberts' place, and Al heard him at work on them. On the morning of the wreck he and hia father went up to help the passengers. They got home about 6 o'clock in the morn ing. Jeff came soon after. His hands were blackened. Jeff said, "don't tell on me, I ditched the train." "I told him I would tell on him." Miss ingersol said she was engaged to Al Roberts and had planned to elope with him before the wreck occurred. She received a letter from him in which he stated he had been suspected of train wrecking. Sheriff Conroy was sworn. His tes timony corroborated the previoua state inentß with regard to tbe wreck. He saw Jeff Roberts and Jeff told him he knew the bar found near the wreck. Al Robertß aaid he found a claw bar with the claws broken off, and hid it in the leaves where he found it. When he went back with Dyer, they could not find it. In questioning Al further, the latter began crying and aaid: "My God ! must I give my own brother away?" He pointed over to Jeff aud aaid: "There is one of them." Court adjourned. Another Pioneer Gone. Gilboy, Cal., Nov. G. —Dr. E. L. Parra more.a prominent citizen of thia county, and one of the ableat physicians of the state, died thia morning from heart dis ease, after a long illness. Deceased was many yeara a resident of Woodland. His body waa removed there this after noon for interment. Special Train of Fruit. Vacaville, Cal., Nov. 6.—The Cali fornia Fruit association sent out thia morning a special train of fifteen cars of dried fruit, consigned to Chicago. Thia shipment is valued at over $30,000. Shot in Self-Defense. Tkuckee, Cal., Nov. 6.—James Reed shot and fatally wounded ConataDle Ja cob Teeter this evening, during a quarrel over a Jong-standing trouble. Charles Breck, a bystander, was wounded in the head. Reed has not been arrested, as a score of witnesses say he shot in aelf defenae. EMBARRASSED BANKS. The Maverick National and Other Crip pled Financial Concerns. Boston, Nov. 6.—Thomas P. Beale haß qualified as receiver of the Maverick bank, approved by the court. The as sets of the bank cannot be handed over to him by the examiner until an inven tory haa been made of them by the ex aminer. This will require a delay of several days. Boston, Nov. 6.—James H. French waa brought before Judge Nelaon on a writ of habeas corpus, on his plea for a reduction in bail. The amount waa low ered to $60,000. District Attorney Allen said he had received a statement from Examiner Ewer that Potter, French and Dana owed the Maverick bank over $500,000. He further stated: "The examiner said among the assets of the bank he found notes endorsed by the three accused di rectors, the promissora on which could not be fonnd, and whom he believed did not exist." The bank examiner had turned over to the assistant United Statea treasurer $1,139,800 for the benefit of the creditors of tbe Maverick national bank. A run is being made on D. Filippo'a Italian bank. The concern had aome money deposited in the Maverick bank, but ia perfectly solvent. Comptroller Lacey arrived this morn ing. He had a conference at the Mav erick bank with Receiver Beale, the ex aminer and the clearing-house commit tee. Charles Raymond, of Chicago, brother of William Raymond, of Thomas Dana & Co., it ia aaid, will put $100,000 into the new firm. All merchantable liabil ities will be assumed. The run on the Five-cent Savings bank continued this morning, but in a lessened degree. President Evans says the run ia about over. Some who with drew today returned to deposit again. Leas than 1 per cent, of the deposits withdrew on the heaviest day of the run. Nashville, Term., Nov. 6.—A Flor ence, Ala., special says: The bank of Florence failed this morning to open its doore. The officers lefuae to make a statement, and the assets and liabilities cannot be ascertained. WIRE WAIFS. At Luray, Va., the Lurav inn and furniture has been burned. The loae is about $125,000, and insurance $100,000. The funeral of Tony Hart (Anthony K. Cannon) took place from tbe resi dence of his niece, at Worcester, Mass., Friday. Senator Hiacock says the statement that he has been tendered the portfolio of secretary of war, ia without the slight est foundation. Maaons from all over Illinois partici pated in the laying of the corner stone of their new and magnificent temple in Chicago, Friday. The Atchison October statement, in cluding St. Louis and San Francisco system, gives gross earnings, $4,547,000, an increase of $382,000. Legal process haa been served on Sec retary Noble to appear in court to ans wer to a suit brought againat him as secretary of the interior by the Union River Logging Railroad company. At Pittsburg, Pa., about 800 men em ployed in the mines and Jones & Laugh lin'a mills, have struck against increased hours of labor, and others threaten to do likewise if the hours are increased. A terrible prairie fire burned across the weatern portion of Aurora county, South Dakota, Thursday. Nicholas Woule and Anton Ahrena perished in the flames. A large amount of property waa destroyed. The strike at the tin-plate department of the St. Louis Stamping company's mills has been officially declared off by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, and all have re turned to work. No notice has yet reached the depart ment of atate respecting the refusal of the Spanish government to grant an ex equatur to the United Statea consul at Ponape, Caroline islanda. The conaul ia Herbert L. Rand of Illinois. At Amherst, N. S., a daughter of George McKay put arsenic in pancakea, in mistake for baking powder. All the family partook of the cakes. The daughter ia dead, but the remainder oi the family are slowly recovering. A rumor sent out Thursday by a Wall street newa agency, to the effect that Jay Gould had Buffered a relapse and was in a serious condition, and followed by the report Friday that Gould was dead, waß undoubtedly started for the purpoae of bearing stocks, as there seems to be nothing on which to base it. Sarah Ellis and other Cherokee In diana have filed a petition asking for the partition and allotment of Cherokee lands. Joel B. Mayes, chief of the na tion, and others are made defendants. The petition asks for* the allotment of 14,000,000 acres equally among the five tribes of the nation. The suit is the largest ever brought in the United States court. CLEARING HOUSE RETURNS. Brad*treet's Tabulated Statement for the Week Ended November 6th. New York, Nov. 6. —Bradstreet's re turns show the following clearings, with the per cent, of increaae and decrease, in the principal cities of the United States during the past week : Increase. D'crease Clearings. Pr cent. Prcent New York $668,636,000 .... 8.7 Boston 90,250,000 . B.S Chicago 94,489,000 7.3 Philadelphia.. 09,444,0 0 .... 10 9 St. Louis 23.111,000 5.3 San Francisuo. 13,725,000 7.3 Baltimore 14.023.000 2.5 Cincinnati ... 14,299,000 13.9 : .... Pittsburg 12,880,000 .... 15.4 Kansas City... 10,395,000 8.0 New Orleans . 12,039,000 11.4 Minneapolis... 9,731,000 0.6 St. Paul 0,275,000 2.3 Denver 4,678,000 2.0 Omaha 4,465,000 15.4 Portland, Ore. 2,414.000 .... 1.0 Salt Lake 1,692,000 0.4 Tacoma 1.024,000 .... 24.6 Seattle 909,000 ... 27.1 Los Angeles... 978,000 10.1 Total for the principal leading cities of the United States, 11,156,331,000; decrease of 6.0 per cent. A FATAL DEBAUCH. The Horrible Besult of Two Drunken Women's Carousal. New York, Nov. o.—-Laat night Mrs. Patrick McGuire and another woman named Gaffney. were drunk. Their noiße disturbed the former's husband who asked them to be quiet. They kicked in his door and jerked at him. He became enraged and called the Gaff ney woman a vile name. She seized a lighted lamp and struck him with it so hard a blow that the lamp broke and the oil caught fire,saturated hie bed, en veloping him in a mass of flames. The sight sobered the women, who attempted to put tbe fire out. but they did not auc ceed until he waa fatally burned. Mrs. Gaffney was arrested. THE LOS "ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1891. SILVER AND TARIFF. The Leading Issues in the Next Campaign. Senator Sherman Sizes Up the Situation. Effect of the Ohio Election on the Presidential Contest. Free Silver Will Be a Feature of the Fight-Tariff Will Be a Promi nent But Not a Vital Test. Associated Press Dispatches. Cleveland, 0., Nov. 6.—A corres pondent of the Leader, at Mansfield, sends an interview with Senator Sher man on the recent election. In answer to tbe question as to what effect the re sult in Ohio would have upon the elec tion next year, tbe Senator aaid: "In the first place, so far as the Re publican party is concerned, the result in Ohio fixes the silver question as one of the issues of the next presidential contest, and decides it so far aa this state ia concerned. I am convinced a free coinage bill will be paaaed by the congress which assembles in December. I also believe auch a bill will b8 vetoed by President Harrison. That will naturally make free silver a feature of the next presidential fight. In fact it will be the leading issue upon which there are vast differences of opinion in both parties. It is exactly like the tariff—local conditions and in terests govern sentiment and action. I doubt very much whether the Democrats in their national conven tion will proclaim for free coinage. If they ehould, there will be no other ia sue significant in the next campaign. The financial battle that we fought in Ohio will then be transferred to the na tion, and a contest such aa we have never Been will be the result. Tariff will be a prominent but not a vital teat." "Then, the McKinley bill is not the only thing in eight?" waa asked. Sherman replied: "Not by any means. Ita principles in the main are correct. Protection is a relative term with many degreeß. What pleases one section or interest, excites another, and it is extremely difficult to make a meaaure that will be accepted alike by the con sumer, the producer and the manufac turer. The tariff question 1b prac tically settled for the time being, but it will always be a source of agitation as long as the government lasts. During the next session of congress it can hardly be considered, but in the next campaign, it will be the leading issue with the silver question, just aa it baa been in Ohio thia year." TENNESSEE TROUBLES. I Coal Creek Miners Still In a Ferment. 127 Convicts Recaptured. Nashville, Term., Nov. 6.—Up to last night 127 of the released convicts had been returned to Nashville. The miners [ in the Coal Creek district are still in a i ferment. Their releasing the conviata doea not seem to have satisfied them, and unless other demands made by them are conceded by the operators, a strike may occur. The governor has not yet done anything toward ordering out the troops, but he saya they need not be surprised if called out. A BLOODLESS DUEL. The Spanish Minister of Marine Fights an Editor. Madrid, Nov. 6.—Admiral De Benan ger, miniater of marine, recently chal lenged the editor of a newspaper of thia city to fight a duel. The duel was fought today. Four pistol shots were exchanged, but neither combatant was wounded. The seconda then declared honor satisfied, and refused to allow further hostilities. Immedi ately after the duel it waa announced that Beranger had resigned as minister of marine. CABLE FLASHES. Charles Jean Joseph Thiron, the vet i eran French actor, ia dead. The Argentine senate has passed a bill repealing the tax levied upon private bank deposits. The British steamer Chatterton ar rived at Havre from New Orleans with her cargo of 4580 bales of cotton afire. Two passenger trains collided at Fa malicas, Spain, and a number of pas sengers were killed. The exact number is not known. A boat belonging to the collier Kath leen has been washed ashore on the coaat of Essex, England. It is feared she foundered with her crew of seven on board. The oil steamer burned in the vicin ity of Negropont, in the /Egean sea, has been identified as the British steamer Lux, bound from Batoum to Antwerp. Twenty persona perished. Minister Carter's Funeral. New York, Nov. 7.—Funeral services over the remains of Henry Carter, min iater from the Sandwich "islands to the United States, were held here today at the Madison square Preßbyterian church. Hia aon George R. and daughters Isabella, Agnes and Cordelia were present. The diplomatic corps at Washington was represented by Miniater Romero of Mexico. Secretary Blame sent a per sonal official letter of condolence to the family and also detached the chief clerk of the state department to attend the funeral. Rev. Dr. Bartlett, of Wash ington, officiated. The remains will be shipped to San Francisco and thence to Honolulu by the steamship Australia which will sail on the 22nd inst. Montana Mining; Matters. Boston, Nov. 6.—The Boston and Montana Mining company has called a special meeting of stockholders for De cember 22d at Butte City, to submit propositions to mortgage|the property to secure the payment of a new issue of bonds, not exceeding $600,000, the money to be applied to the erection at Great Falls of an electrolytic plant. The company's officials aay they will' take notice of reporta of decrease in dividend salea. The regular quarterly dividend of $1 ia payable thia month, and action as to further dividends will not be taken < for nearly three months. Don't let your boy look so shabby, when we can fit him to a serviceable suit for Si -,o Globe Clothing Co. * ' " WHEN WE SAY we have the best of every thing, we mean it. We have no old or stale goods to work offon the public. W. Chamber lain & Co., Sl3 South Broadway. WASTE NO TIME! There are opportunities in life which outline a new and prosperous career, when taken advantage of by wise men. There are opportunities where neither life nor career are at stake, but those on the alert are sure to find them selves a few dollars ahead. We are in a position and partly obliged to offer you such a chance. Owing to the CON SOLIDATION of our Pomona place with this store our counters are crowded with new and fashionable clothing, the bulk of which we are determined to sell within the next 30 days. We realize that extraordinary inducements only will effect the entire sale of this large lot of goods, but are fully prepared to make the sacrifice. Being known as the Boston Square Dealers, a name which we have at all times taken pains to merit, a state ment from us is not to be placed on the same level with those fakirs that are continuously selling out, removing or inaugurating some scheme to obtain the people's money. Our offer is the following: For the next 30 days we will sell our Men's, Boys' and Wren's doing At prices which vary from 15 to 25 per cent below regular figures, and as all our garments are marked in plain figures, the reduction will be apparent to the most unsophisticated. We extend an urgent invitation to all who want to buy good and serviceable, as well as stylish and nobby clothes, at reduced cost. PITCHER & GRAY, He Boston Square Dealers, 223 S. SPRING ST. CHAMBER DIRECTORS. Proceedings at Their Meeting of Yes terday. The board of directors of the chamber of commerce met yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. There were present Directora Germain, Wells, Forman, Garnaey, To ler, Anderson, Book, Davies and Breed. Director Germain occupied the chair. C. D. Willard acted aa secretary. The secretary read a financial report for the week, showing a balance in the treasury of $691.52. Bills to the amount of $121.03 were audited and passed. Ex-Mayor W. H. Workman, who waa present, stated that a very important committee of railway men, officials of the Denver and Rio Grande, would visit Los Angeles about the 20th of the month, and he asked that a special committee be appointed to make suita ble arrangements. Mr. Workman re viewed the resultaof Mb recent trip eaat, and predicted the sure building in the near future of a line connecting Loa An gelea and Salt Lake city. It ia im poitant beyond all things, he said, that these officials who were soon to viait this city should obtain a clear conception of the reaourceß of the country. It waa moved and car ried that auch a committee be appointed, and the following were named by the chairman: W. H. Work man, C. M. Wella, Charles Forman, L. N. Breed and D. Fieeman. On motion of Director Klokke, the chairman, Di rector Germain waa added to tbe com mittee. Director Book moved that a vote of thanks be tendered to Mr. Work man for his interesting talk. The motion waa carried. A communication from Weather Ob server George E. Franklin, with regard to the printing of weather and crop re porta for Southern California, was read and referred to the committee on statis tics. Director Davies reported from the special committee consisting of himaelf and the secretary, appointed at the laat meeting, on an annual report from the chamber, that the committee was in ' ' Reports^ United States Government, 1889, ♦ Canadian Government, 1889, New Jersey Commission, 1889, Ohio Food Commission, 1887, show Cleveland's IST Highest in leavening power of all pure cream of tartar powders, yielding 12.874$ carbonic acid gas. Iff 0/ Ci rnn cror than an y other P ure w/o W> 11 kJllgfZl cream of tartar powder. 4i% stronger than the highest ammonia* powder; 42% stronger than the highest alum* powder. This difference means, in biscuit making, that one pound of Cleveland's Superior Baking Powder makes 58 Biscuit More M o^'^ tartar powder; 20 biscuit more than the highest ammonia powder; 130 biscuit more than the highest alum powder. * Ammonia and alum powders, no matter what their strength, are to be avoided, as their continued use will injure the health. doubt as to what size and kind of a pamphlet waa desired by the board. After aome diacusaion it waa moved and carried that the committee be instruct ed to report on tbe cost of a small pam phlet of a aize which could be inserted in a letter envelope—6ooo and 10,000 copies. The board accepted the resignation of Capt. A. W. Barrett. The board then adjourned. Are Tour Children Subject to Croup. As a preventive and cure for croup, Chamberlain's Cough Remedy haa no rival. It ia, in fact, the only remedy that can alwaya be depended upon and that ia pleaaant and safe to take. There ia not the least danger in giving it to children, as it contains no injurious substance. For sale at 50 cents per bottle by C. F. Heinzeman, 222 North Main street. Disastrous Failure. It is with feelings of regret that we announce the failure of hosts of people troubled with in action of the kidneys to take efficient means to renew their activity. This failure is most dis astrous, for a complete wreck ot the organs themselves must eventuate if timely means are not taken to re-establish tbelr secretive func tion on a basis of activity and regularity. Hos tetter's Stomach Bitters renew both and prevent ultimate and fatal disaster. As It is one of the functions of the kidneys to strain from the blood, In its passage through them, impurities procreatlve of dropsy, rheumatism and gout, an early impetus is all the more needful to be ?lven to their operations when tardy or inef ectual. The unmedicated stimuli of commerce do not answer this purpose. Use the Bitters for dyspepsia, malaria, constipation and bilious ness. Columbus Buggies. Thirty-five more of these celebrated vehicles, consisting ot surrics, phaetons, carriages and buggies, just received. Hawley, King & Co. We have a speedy and positive cure for catarrh, diphtheria, canker mouth and head ache in SHILOH'S CATARRH REMEDY. A nasal injector free with each bottle. Use it if Sou desire health and sweet breath. Price 50c. Did wholesale by Haas, Baruch & Co.. and .all retail druggists. Hotel Jackson. Corner of Third and Main streets. Best board and rooms, $1,50 to $2.00 per day. TRY onr Eureka brand of flour, w. Cham berlain <& Co., 213 8. Broadway. Try the latest and dainty chips. Seymour & Johnson r;o. W CORNER FIRST AM SPRING STS. EM I 1 OFFER YOU $||| \ * m" ""p I *"*"''*' ' l,,e ' 1 ' 11 \ 1 Sapper from 1P.1.t08 P. I. 1 I Alt Carte from 6A.1.t012 P. I. I I EVERY EVENING, PEER C.TORT I A EXECUTED BJ IHE BEST ARIISIS.™! j / singers or dancers I r at toe above place. I Exclusive ladies' entrance to private apart menis on First strcet-JBt S-30 Ota Bffltaßllos impwinqIAILORS 118 S. Spring Street, Have en exhibition the largest and best selected stock of WOOLENS FOR FALL AND WINTER Ever brought to this city, both In IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC NOVELTIES. New Patterns, New Shades In Suiting, Over coating and Trousering, which we are making np to order at tho LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES ! Guaranteeing perfect fit and satisfaction. A visit to our store will convince the mos doubtful. 10-3 8m New Publications ARE NOW ON EXHIBITION —or— Etchings, Engravings & Far-similes. NOVELTIES —IN— Picture Frames and Mirrors. CIRCLE FRAMES In Ivory, Gold and Antique Silver. NEW DESIGNS To Paint on for Artists and Amateurs —AT— Sanborn, Vail & Co., 133 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. San Francisco and Portland. ma-27 sa-ws-3m MM ft Men's Firnistas, —FORMERLY AT — 146 North Spring Street, HAVE OPENED THEIR NEW STORE, 112 S. Spring Street, With the Largest and Best Stock of New Goods ever shown in this city, and at much LOWER -:- PRICES THAN EVER BEFORE OFFERED GOODS SOLD AT EASTERN PRICES. It will pay intending purchasers to viait our store and examine our goods and prices before buying elsewhere. The public are cordially invited to in spect our new premises and stock.