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MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES. Prescriptions carefully componnded day or night LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 21, 1894- STRANGER THAN FICTION. Swindler Holmes' Career of Crime. A Full Confession of His Dark Deeds. He Deserves to Be Hanged a - Dozen Times Over. Defrauding of Insurance Companlas Re dnc.d to a Stttsaos— Mra. Pllzsl's Story —Lawyer Uowe Missing. By the Associated Press, Philadelphia, Nov. 20.—Tbe arch conspirator, H. H. Holmes, accompa nied by Mrs. Pitzel and a pretty woman who calls herself Mrs. Holmes, arrived in this city today in the custody of De tective Crawford and Special Agent Perry •of the Fidelity Mutual Life association. Mrs. Piizel's 16 year old daughter, Meda, and her 1-year-old bay were also with the party. Mrs. Holmes disappeared soon after her arrival, and no clue to her whereabouts could be obtained. It is thought she is stopping at a hotel in the neighborhood of police headquarters. After tbe arrival, tbe party was closeted with Superintendent of Police Linden until late in the afternoon. When the conference was over. Detective Crawford detailed the story of tbe trip, tbe moat important feature of which was the relation by Mr. Holmes of the story of bis whole life. It reads like tbe moat sensational of romances. Holmes Bat beside tbe detective with handcuffs on. The train had scarcely emerged from the Boston depot before lie iried to bribe hie captor. He offered the detective $000 if ho would allow him to escape. He said he had frequently hypnotized persons, having acquired the r.rt from a coliege professor in the west. He said he could get the money from his wife or Mrs. Pitzel. Wben ho caw his words had no effect, he entered into general conversation aud told the story of hia life. He said he was raised in Burlington, Vermont, and was co well educated in the schools that at 15 he was a tencher. For some time afterward he went to collegia there and later in Detroit, Micb. Here he formed the acquaintance of a medical student, who, he said, fur nished the body in New York in the present caee. He refused to divulge hie name. During vacations tbey wonted on farrae to ruiee their college expeuees. but one summer tbey found theuiGelves without means, and then the medical man suggested the idea of getting a body and beating nn insurance com pany. This was 12 years ago. The doctor got his life insured for $12,000. They obtained a body in Chi cago, took it east, arranged the details id identification and successfully got ! the money with which they continued j their studies. He refused to name the - company thus swindled. They worked the scheme afterwards with sncceis, obtaining sums ranging from $10 000 to $20,000. j Once Holmes got bis life insured for [ $20,000 He then went to a hotel in Rhode Inland. At that time be wore a beard. He secured a corpse in Chicago, cut off the head and took tbo body to a lonely spot not far from tbe hotel.' Then he ehaved off his beard, returned to the hotel, asked for Holrr.es and engaged a room to wait for him. He bad brought the head with him and burned it be yond recognition in the fireplace of the hotel. This scheme, however, fell through, the mother of big wife, when she discovered the scheme, threatening to tell tbe police, and Holmes fled to the west. Resuming his story he said that while living in Chicago about 18 months ago, he tell in with a type-writer girl and furnished a house on the outskirts where tbey lived together. A younger sister came to visit them and the woman grew so jealous of her that in a quarrel one day she struck her over the head with a etool and killed her. To save the woman with whom he lived, Holmes said he put the body in a trunk loaded with stones and sunk it in the lake. This girl had property in Texas, and he and Pitzel took it off her hands and sent her abroad. It waa worth, he said, $40,000, and after getting it in their hands they went through Texas buying carloads of horses on notes on this prop erty, but as they never had a legal title to the property, the notes were worth less, and it is for this affair they are wanted in Fort Worth. To save this property Holmes said he and Pitzel formed tbo scheme of swindling the Fi delity company. He told the detective that for the crimes he had committed he deßerved to be hanged a dozen times. Holmes is not lacking for money, as he himself admitted that at the present time he ih supporting nearly two dozen persons, including the girl murderess, her mother and an imbecile brother, two orphans in Chicago who live in one of his properties, three separate alleged wiveß and their children rtnd his own mother and father in Kankakee. He would not give the names of the women. He firmly maintained that Pitzel ie alive and in Snn Salvador, and that he will hear from him through the personal column of a certain newepaper, Mr. Ferry said that ac a result of the interview it had been decided to arrest a number of other persona whose names were not ready to be given out. Mr. Perry related in detail the story of Holmes' arrest in Boston and the manner in which Mrs. Pitzel was de coyed from Burlington. He said tbat in the secret conference today nothing had been said that would in tbe slightest degree refute his original theory that Pitzel had been murdered. Wben in the west be saw tbe parents of Mrs. Pitzel, and tbey told him their daugh ter had complained of the exorbitant fee charged by the St. Loniß lawyer— $2500. In corroboration of his murder theory, Mr. Perry said tbat he had from Mrs. Pitzel an exact description of her husband, agreeing in every respect with that of the corpse found in the Oallowhill street hoose. Mrs, Pitzel, he continued, was perfectly innocent of any complicity in the whole affair. She told Perry last night that she had re ceived only $5000 in cash. She said Holmeß had taken $5000 of the money and put it in a speculation in Port Worth in which Pitz9l was also Inter ested. Holmes told Perry that this was true. In Texas, Perry said, Holmes operated under the name of H. H. Pratt. He added that Pitzel and B. T. Lyman are one and tbe same man. MRS. PITZEL'S STORY. Hho Fairs Bar Hmliiud Is Really Dead. M-r Daughter Missing. Boston. Nov. 20.—Mrs. Carrie Pitiel, it is claimed, has made a full confession of the alleged insurance swindle. It is stated that she hae implicated Holmeß, at whose suggestion, it is claimed, she went to Burlington, Vt. She stated that Holmee substituted tbe alleged bogus body for that of her husband and collected the insurance, but she was kept in ignorance of the whereabouts of her husband, who disappeared at once. Since the affair she has been roaming round from place to place, prompted by Holmee, in eearcti of her hueband, and it waa through the hope that she would be sent to him that Bhe answered the telegrams of the detec tives. Now ahe fears that the body for which the insurance was paid was not a bogus one, but that of her hnsband. Mrs. Pitzel aleo fears that her daugh ter, Alice, who was the only one besides Holmes t > identify tha body, has been spirited away, as Bhe has completely disappeared and Holmes is the last one known to have seen her. Holmes as serts be left Alice and tbe other Pitzel children at their father's home in Detroit a month ago, and since then has heard nothing from him. Holmee further stand that wben he came to Boston on 'Tuesday last be in tended to take paesage for Berlin, but changed his mind, and before he could perfect other plana the detectives bad him. HOLMES' VICTIMS. Good Reason to Believe He Murdered tbe Williams Sisters. Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 20.—There is every reason to bolieve that C. H. Holmee, who went by tbe name of O. C. Pratt in Fort Worth, ia guilty of mur dering Minnie X, Wiliiame und her sis ter Ann. The crime waa probably com mitted in Chicago, and in this crime a man who claimed here to be a citizen of Chicago and called himself Benton T. Lyman, is an accomplice, Some time iv February be came here from Chicago and placed on record a deed from one Bond to Lyman for ICO feet front on Husk und Second etreete. Bond got title by deed from Minnie R. Wiliiame, executed before a no tary, whoan name was said to be HolmeD. Oa this property Lyman beaaii the erection of a three-story huilding. Lyman had sold one lot to a Fort Worth citizen who, fearing the title wae clouded, began to invest gate. He found that Minnie R. Wiliiame wrote late in 1803 to her sister Miss Ann Wil ium*, of Midlothian, Texas, to come to Chicago, tnat she v. a a going to bs mar ried and go to Europo. The sister left for Chicago. No word ever came from either of tbe Bistere. Minnie K. Williams, by will, was left half a block of property in tbe heart of Fort Worth, valued at $60,000, and a farm valued at $15,000. Thiß property has all been alienated, ostensibly by Miss Wiliiame. A detective has recent ly been sent to find the girls, but no trace can be discovered. HEDGPETH'S SENTENCE. The Train Robber and Informer Sent Up for Twenty-five Years. Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 20.—Tbe supreme court today sentenced Marion Hedgpetb to 25 years' imprisonment. Iv the spring of 1892 he, with several others, robbed tbe 'Frisco express car in St. Louis county of nearly $17,000 and $3000 worth of valuables. Only a small .portion of the plunder waa ever recov ered. [Hedgneth, it will be remembered, started a saloon in Los Angeles, Boon after tbe express robbery. He was de tected and arrested in San Francisco, and extradited to Miseouri. Further notoriety atticheß to Hedgpeth from the fact that it was he who furnished the information leading to tbe expose of the Pitzel insurance awindle.—Ed.] Lawyer Howe Missing. St. Louis, Nov. 1. —Lite last night an effort was made to ccc J. D. Howe and get his statement in regard to the Hedg peth expose, but be was not at home aud could not be found. Alphonse Howe, his brotber, reluctantly gave the information that be bad left the city coon after being released on bail, but re fused to tell where be had gone. ANTI-DBBKIS ASSOCIATION. The Promotion of Hydraulic Mining Strenuously Opposed. SaCBAMBNTO, Nov. 20.—At the meet ing of the executive committee of the Anti-Debris association here tonight an address to the people waa adopted, in which strong ground ia taken against tbeuae of public money by the govern ment for the purpose oi erecting dams for impounding the do oris from mines. The aeoociation takeß the ground that it ia illegal and uiijcat to use public money for the promotion of any partic ular private industry or business. Free Tickets for All Over the electric car line to the Wolfe skill tract at Kaston, Eldridge & Co 121 S. Broadway. Kamame Bitters acts on the liver when that organ is sluggish, promotes digestion, encourages appetite aud cor rects constipation. For sale by all druggists, 50 cents par bottle. Dr. French's Brain Tablets cure all kinds of nervoua trouble. For sale by OIT& Vaughn, Fourth and Spring. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. S.-,n Francisco. THE MINE AND ORCHARD California's Two Sources of Wealth. Both Industries Yet in Their Infancy. A Prosperous Future Predicted for Each of Them. Interesting Sessions of the Stats Ulnars' Uonyentlon at San Franolseo and Frnlt Growers at Sacramento* Ev the Associated Press. San Francisco, Nov. 20.—Three ses sions were held by tbe Btate Miners' convention today. The day was devoted to the reading of papers, the making of addresses, election of officers and com mittee work, and in the evening the re ports of committees on legislation and resolutions were read. The convention will adjourn tomorrow at noon but in tho evening tbe delegates will be entertained at a banquet given by the merchants of San Francisco. Pol itics cropped up only once in today's proceedings, and then the subject waa smothered by President Neff, who de clared that politics had no place in a body of men composed of all parties, who were only united on the great qu eetion of mining. In the course of an address Congress man Caminetti claimed credit for tho Democratic state convention of 1890 first having adopted a resolution in fa vor of tbe restoration of mining in this state. Congressman Loud who was present took occasion to reply to C&mi netti, who in turn attempted to reply to Loud. It was then President Nsff inter fered and the incident closed. Profeßsor Christy of tbe state univer sity spoke of the value of the mining industry to the country, and said that it is to tbe interest of the community that the education of mining engineers should complete. He hoped the miners would BBeist in this training by receiv ing the young men sent out with recom mendations. After the appointment of oommittees on resolutions and legisla tion the convention took a recess until evening. Th« convention wss occupied with routine business until late this forenoon, when United States Senator Perkins was called upon to address the minerß, declaring that since mining oegan in thie state California had furnished the na tion with $1,400,000,000 of gold, and the state was still producing $1,000,000 a month, and yet the general government has never recognized tbe faot by the making of such appropriations as would help the mining industry. As to silver, Senator Perkins condemned the action which had driven tbe white metal to the wall, and declared that the day must come when the national govern ment would break loose from the con trol of Europe and inaugurate a policy of its own. IV-Congressman Thomas J. Olunie also addressed the convention. He nrged that, as a practical means of get ting appropriations from tbe govern ment to aid (he hvdraulio mining indus try, tbe next legislature be asked to pass a resolution that any money appro priated for building impounding dams, etc, by the national government would be credited by the state to the aocount of tbe $3,000,000 which California loaned the government in time of war, and which had never been paid back. Kx-Oongreesman Timothy Guy Phelps followed Mr. Clanie, speaking in tbe same strain. State Senator 0. W. Croea of Nevada I count; declared tbat only tbe surface ot California's gold deposits bad been scratched. In Nevada eonnty, v/hich has produced the most gold, not one in twenty of tbe known qnartz mines have been worked to a depth of 100 feet. In tbat one county, be said, there is moie gold that can be profitably mined than has ever been produced in tbe state. He declared tbat In California there is gold to be produced equal to double the quantity in use in the world today. Resolutions endorsing tbe United States debris commission were adopted before tbe noon recess was taken. Election of officers was the order of business at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The present officers were re-sleeted as follows: President, Jacob H. Neff; sec retary, \V. C. Ralston; vice-president, S. K. Tbornton; treasurer, Julian Sonntag. Congressman Caminetti waa called to the platform and addressed the conven tion. Resolutions were adopted recommend ing tbe re-enactment of tbe law passed at the laat session of the legielature en titled, "The California State Debris Commisaion," which appropriated $.£50,000, to be available when the gen eral government appropriated a like amount, to build restraining dams. Confidence was expressed in the man agement of the state mining bureau and its maintenance urged. The association declared in favor of free silver at the ratio of 10 to 1. Congreas is urged to appropriate for each of the well known mining elates and territories $50,000 to build trails and roads to open and develop the min eral lands for sale by tbe government. It waa resolved that immediate aotion should be taken to stop the iaeuance of patente to the Central Pacific railroad on pending selections awaiting the ap proval of the department of the interior for lands in the mineral section of Cali fornia. The association urged tbat additional national aid be extended for the im provement of the Sacramento river to furnish cheap and permanent transport ation to markets. THE FRUIT GROWERS. Convention of Horticulturist* at Saora manto—lntereatlug- AddrMlii. Sacramento, Nov. 20.—The California Fruit Growers' convention was called to order iv the assembly chamber of the capitol this afternoon. About 150 TEN PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY TKLKGRAPH.-Japan's rejection of Clncle Sam's offer of mediation... .Causes of the Corean war .progress of tbe conflict. ...Prince Bismarck's dec lulus health Foreign miscellany The confession of Swindler Holmes .. Hodgpeth's heavy sen tence— An appalling mine disaster... State miners' aud fruit growers' conven tions ...Pacific coast happenings Politi cal notes — (ieneral news gleanings. I.oca f, — Police commission tevokes the Ma.kwalder license Council meets to day....The lallroad conspiracy eases go lo the jury, which Is locked up lor the night ....The Smith bond caße The Craig tna' yesterday — Howa Chinese carried off his own and a comrade's queue... .The Man ning-Captain Dick contest a fizzle....Two residences burned on Pearl street between Sixth and Seventh. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Pasadena-The Bouthern Pacific franchlte ....Hotel men. Elsinoru—A new hotel Curative springs. Santa Monica—Local news mntters. Klulands —Death of N. P. McAb-:e. Pomona—Business aud social new-. Riverside —A hotel Keeper leaves Buddenly, POINTERS FOR TODAY. City BALL— Council 10 a. m. City Ham.—Fire commission 10 s. no. fiuLLBMBBCX Hotel —Hotel keepers associ ation 100. m. Benson's Upera House—Through Shadows of Death. Pavilion—Exposition. Biriiank—Harbor lights. I mi-km a I.—Vaudeville. Music Hall—Bazar, St. John's church, delegates were in attendance. Mayor Steinman and L. W. Buck presidod. R. D. Stephens and B. J. Shields were chosen vice-presidents and Krlward F. Smith secretary. Chairman Buck in troduced Governor Marknum, who de livered an address of welcome. Governor Markham predicted a bright horticultural future for California. He said tbe coil could not bo prevented from producing the beat fruit on the face of the globe. People might come to the state from the east, expecting to get rich in raising fruit while tbey sit in their parlors all day and smoke HI cent cigars and meet with disap pointment. On the other hand tbe man who gives industrious attention to his crops is cure to be eventually successful. Governor Markham said California growers had learned one and that tney were no longer shipping un ripe and uneatable oranges to the east ern market. H. W. Linstock, who weloomed the delegates on behalf of the people of Sacramento, referred to the fact that when the convention last met here in IbWi California waa then shipping away bnt 4000 carloads annually nf green, dried and citrus fruits. Now tbe output is 20.000 carloads annually. He pre dicted that he would ccc the year wben 50,000 carloads would be shipped. Chairman Buck, in an address read from manuscript, quoted etatisticeshow ing the wonderful increase of the horti cultural industry since 1871, when the fruit growing industry oegan to be of importance. He quoted a prediction made by C. W. Reed of Sacramento in that year. Mr. Reed had prophesied that he would live to see annual ship ments of 1000 carloads of fruit from Cal ifornia. Tbe speaker referred to the co operation of fruit growers. He said it bad already been tried with good results, and be believed that a syndicate repre senting tbe whole of the fruit crop would be able L> get better terms and better treatment from the transportation com panies than individual growers. Mr. Buck closed with a kindly reference to the state board of horticulture, referring particularly to its work in stamping out tbe black scale and other fruit pests. This afternoon's attendance at the convention was augmented considerably by late arrivals, and there were in the neighborhood of 300 persons preeent. Tbe cbair announced the first business in order to be a discussion on Transpor tation and Freight Rates on Green and Dried Fruit. Jester ol Placer wbb the first epeaker. He read a pones of resolutions adopted by tbo growers of Placer county, to tbe effect that the era of high prices has gone by, and that tbe only thing left to render fruit growing profitable was tn cheapen the cost of growing, shipping and transportation of fresh fruit. The refu tations went on to say that it is the pur pose of tbe fiuit growers of Placer county to ask the Southern Pacific com pany and its connections to lower its freight and transportation rate and re frigerator charges on freab fruit, so as to offset tbe reduction of tbe price ot fruit that has taken place during the past few years. If these rates are not lowered, the growers will cease shipping fresh fruit, otherwise the fruit will be shipped at a loss. Rather than do that they would dry their fruit. E. Berwick started in to read a paper on tbe nationalization of railroada. He proceeded to. say that the money for which fruit had been sold bad been ab sorbed by "the octopus," when Chair man Buck called his attention to the fact that the subject of tbe nationaliza tion of railroada had been Bet for another day. Mr. Berwick accordingly resumed bis seat. H. Weinetock read a paper on the dis tribution of fruit. Tbe speaker eulo gized tbe public auction eyatem tbat now prevails in the east. There should be organized a bureau ot information to aid in regulating distribution, und the auctions should be open and tree for all. Some regulation should be made where by too many carloada of taesh fruit should not be shipped to the same point on the same day. Colonel Horsey of Santa Clara ad dressed tbe convention on co-operation and gave an account of tbe workings of the state fruit exchange. B. F. Walton of Yuba county, and Ed win F. Adame, the manager of the frnit exchange, followed on the same subject. H. Weinstock introduced resolutions looking to an association of growers and shippers of all classes, wbich were re ferred to a c >mmittee. At the evening session the committee reported, recommending the formation of auch an association, to be called the Growers' and Shippers' association of California, and the report waa adopted. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz is crowded for fine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 West Third street. Eastern chestnuts at Altboute Bros. PRICE FIVE CENTS. JAPAN'S REPLY. China Must Negotiate With Japan Direct for Peace. MEDIATION IS REJECTED, A Polite Refusal of Unci* Sam's Offer ot Friendly Offices. THE COREAX CONTROVERSY Official Correiponil«nca Between China Bad Japan leading Cp to tbo Wur— of the Conflict. By the Associated Press. Tokio, Nov. 20.—1t ia learned thai the Japanese government haa Bent a reply to the note of United States Min ister Dunn, asking whether a tender by the president of tbe United Stales of his good offices iv the interest of re~ storing peace in the east would be agreeable to Japan. Before reaching a. conclusion the ministry gave the matter conaideration for several days, and finally stated to Mr. Dunn that, al though the friendly sentiments which prompted the government and people of the United States were deeply ap preciated, the Btate of Japan's army bad been such that the Cbinese should approach Japan directly on the sub ject. In view of the abaenaa of Japan ese snd Chines- renrssnnta. fives at Bekin and Tokio, respectively, this would imply that any communi cations between tho two government" would be through the American minis ters to China and Japan, who, since the outbreak of tbe war, have had in charge tbe interests of tbe two countriea. DIPLOMATIC FENCING. Tbe Official Correspondence That Lad Up to the War. Washington, Nov. 20.—The Japanese government has anticipated the recent offers of China to foreign powers of the entire official correspondence leading up to the present war, and has itaslf made public this correspondence. It is pub- Hshed in full aB a part of the recent pro« ceeding of the Japanese diet, which have been received by the Japanese legation here. The moat of the contro versy has been made public, but the official letters between China and Japan give the first account of the sharp dip lomatic fencing between tbe couutriea uptoafewdayß before the war. The letters tun from June 7th to July 14tb. Tbey are numbered from one to niue. Number one ie from Wang, Chinese miniater to Japan. It informs Japan tbat a telegram has just been received from Li Hung Chang, stating that the Corean government baa requested China to send troopa to suppress a rebellion of tbe Tong Haka. Viceroy Li, it says, coneidera the rebellion serious and therefore compliea with the request (or troops to protect "our tributary state," first notifying Japan, in accordance with a treaty provision that each ohall inform the other before entering Corea. Number two is from Ttfulsu, minister of foreign affairs of Japan. It very pointedly etates: "In reply, I beg to declare tbat, although the words 'tribu« tary aUts' appear in your note, the Jap anese government baa never recognized Corea aa a tributary Btate to China." Number three is a notice from tbe Japaneße government that it intends sending troops to Corea to suppreaa tbt rebellion. In number four China "shows her teeth" for tha first time. It is a lettel from the Tsung Li Yamen, the Chines« cabinet, to the Japanese minister a( l'ekin. The letter expresses surprise that Japan should send troops, whan if baa not been so requested by Corea. It adds the following significant language: "The sole object of your country in sending troops is evidently to protects your legation, consulates and commer cial people in Corea, and, consequently, it may not be necessary on tbe part of your country to dispatch a great number of troops, and, besides, as no application therefor has been made by Corea, it ie requeoted tbat no troops shall proceed to tli» interior ol Corea, so they may not continue alarm to her people ; and, moreover, since it is feared thnt in the event the soldiers of tha two nations should meet on the way, cases of unexpected accidents might occur, owing to the difference of language and military etiquette. We bog to request, in addition, tlist you will be gtod enough to telegraph the purport of tint communication to the government of Japan." Number five iB Japan's answer to tha Tsung Li Yemen, in wbich Japan also shows her teeth. 1c says: "As to the number of triops to be sent to Cores, the Japanese government ia compelled to exercise its owu judg ment. Although no reetriction ia placed upon tbe movement of Japanese troops in Cores, tbey will not be sent where their presence ia not deemed ne cessary. The Japanese troop i are under strict dlacipline and the Japanese gov ernment iB confident tbey will not pre*