BRUNER AT THE BAR
The Boodler in Judge Wal
He Makes an Argument in His
Own Behalf. *
His Motion to Set Aside the Indict
Tha Supreme Court Grant* Him a Writ
of Prohibition—Four More Indict
ments Returned by the
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
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
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.
Al Roberts Says Jeff Wrecked the Train
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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.
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.,
Senator Hiacock says the statement
that he has been tendered the portfolio
of secretary of war, ia without the slight
Maaons from all over Illinois partici
pated in the laying of the corner stone
of their new and magnificent temple in
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
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
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 :
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
A FATAL DEBAUCH.
The Horrible Besult of Two Drunken
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
Senator Sherman Sizes Up the
Effect of the Ohio Election on the
Free Silver Will Be a Feature of the
Fight-Tariff Will Be a Promi
nent But Not a Vital
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
"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."
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Proceedings at Their Meeting of Yes
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 $121.03 were audited and passed.
Ex-Mayor W. H. Workman, who waa
present, stated that a very important
committee of railway men, officials of
the Denver and Rio Grande, would visit
Los Angeles about the 20th of the
month, and he asked that a special
committee be appointed to make suita
ble arrangements. Mr. Workman re
viewed the resultaof Mb recent trip eaat,
and predicted the sure building in the
near future of a line connecting Loa An
gelea and Salt Lake city. It ia im
poitant beyond all things, he said, that
these officials who were soon to viait
this city should obtain a clear
conception of the reaourceß of the
country. It waa moved and car
ried that auch a committee be
appointed, and the following were
named by the chairman: W. H. Work
man, C. M. Wella, Charles Forman, L.
N. Breed and D. Fieeman. On motion
of Director Klokke, the chairman, Di
rector Germain waa added to tbe com
mittee. Director Book moved that a
vote of thanks be tendered to Mr. Work
man for his interesting talk. The
motion waa carried.
A communication from Weather Ob
server George E. Franklin, with regard
to the printing of weather and crop re
porta for Southern California, was read
and referred to the committee on statis
Director Davies reported from the
special committee consisting of himaelf
and the secretary, appointed at the laat
meeting, on an annual report from the
chamber, that the committee was in
United States Government, 1889, ♦
Canadian Government, 1889,
New Jersey Commission, 1889,
Ohio Food Commission, 1887, show
Highest in leavening power of all pure cream of
tartar powders, yielding 12.874$ 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
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
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
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
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.
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A EXECUTED BJ IHE BEST ARIISIS.™! j
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r at toe above place. I
Exclusive ladies' entrance to private apart
menis on First strcet-JBt S-30 Ota
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
ARE NOW ON EXHIBITION
Etchings, Engravings & Far-similes.
Picture Frames and Mirrors.
In Ivory, Gold and Antique Silver.
To Paint on for Artists and Amateurs
Sanborn, Vail & Co.,
133 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.
San Francisco and Portland.
—FORMERLY AT —
146 North Spring Street,
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
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.
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