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The Herald's Circulation Is
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You must use The Herald.
Fast Climbing Upward
VOL. XLV. NO. 21
Mass Meeting Called for
Monday Evening
Business Men Generally Ready
to Take Action
A Splendid Chance to Advertise the
City's Resources
To Men of Wealth and Keen Business
Opinion in ! : avor of the Republican Conven
tion Being Held In This State and
Concede Its Advantage
to Los Angeles
Tbe very natural and commendable
pride tnat Angelenos have for their beau
tiful city is, for the nonce, being sunk in
pride for the state.
Interest is very generally being
aroused In the e.'furts that are being put
forth in order that the next National Re
publican convention beheld in San Fran
cisco. It is generally unaertsood that
when this laudable desire its gratified
not San Francisco only, but every section
of tbe state, will reap a very decided and
material benefit. A very large number
of the delegates will be men of "light
and leading in the councils of their
party and they will be afforded an oppor
tuniy, not otherwise obtainable, of un
derstanding by personal observation and
contact with people of varied opinions,
the needs of the state which have, in
certain directions, been ignored.
Then, again, opportunity will be af
forded tbe visitors to the metropolis of
tbe north,by reduced rates on the lines of
railroad, to sec some_of tbe glories of tbe
golden state. It is not to be conceived
that of tbe varl host of delegates and
visitors tbnt will come westward in their
train, a very large proportion will
not come southward into the land of
sunshine and flowers, tbe attraction! of
which have been made known through
out the union by well advised missionary
efforts of the chamber of commerce, as
well as by word of mouth by the visitors
who yearly seek relief from the ligors of
an eastern winter.
.Southern California needs manufactor
ies. Tbe question of fuel has been set
tled definitely by Hie discovery in this
city and elsewhere of a prolific oil sup
ply. In the convention wili be men of
wealth—business men of koe.n pnrcnptlun
who are always alive to opportunities fjr
profitable investment. To many of these,
the openings for business enterprise in
the southern part of the state will be In
the nature of a revelation.
For all these and many other reasons
that might be adduced it is a matter ot
congratulation that the leading citizens
of Los Angeles realize the importance of
the National Republican convention
being held at San Francisco, and are
willing to place themselves on record as
not only lavoring the scnenie. bat stand
ready to contricutu according to their
means in aid of so worthy a cause.
A mass meeting has been called by the
chamber of commerce of San Francisco
for Monday evening, November 4tb. Tbe
local cuainoer of commerce, at a meeting
of that body yesterday, determined to issue
a similar call for a meeting to be hold on
tbe same evening in this city in the
chamber of commerce hall. On that oc
casion there will be drafted and trans
mitted to tbe meeting at San Francisco
such resolutions as may be deemed prop
er and expedient, expressing tbe iiood
will and best wishes fur the success of
the plan from the citizens ot Los An
geles. The call was signed yesterday by
the presidents of the ennm her of com
merce and the merchants' association, as
well as by many of tbe principals of Hie
leadiiiE firms of tbis city and also by
Mayor Rader.as expressing tbe sentiment
oi ttie populace generally.
Merchants antl others of this city having
large monetary interests, whatever their
particular phase of religious belief, ap
pear to be a unit in following the scrip
tural injunction "be not weary iD well
Simply as reflecting to a large extent
the favorable opinion that appears to he
general, and that is becoming more pro
nounced us the business community thor
oughly considers the.advantages to be de
rived should the cohorts of Republican
ism gather in Sao Francisco, the epito
mized ideas of certain prominent citi
zens were yesterday obtained.
"The Herald has sounded the tocsin,"
remarked Congressman J. Mcl,achlan,
"and now it ;e lor us to pitch in and do
everything that we can to get theconven
tion for Sun Francisco. I think it is
our duty as loyal citizens of California to
work to leoure the convention and to
extend both moral and linuncial support
to the plant. " *
Will T Harris, the well-known at
torney, spoke with equal decisiveness:
"The greatest boom that Southern Ca U
Any person desiring to subscribe to the Southern California
Convention Fund may do so by filling in the amount of their
subscription in the space provided therefor in this coupon, and
addressing the same to Southern California Convention Fund,
The Herald, Bradbury block, Los Angeles, Cal. The fund
thus subscribed is to be used to assist in paying the expense of
entertaining the National Republican Convention of 1896, at
San Francisco, providing that body can be induced to assemble
at that city.
Los Angeles, , 1895.
The undersigned hereby subscribes the sum of
dollars to the Southern California Convention Fund, and agrees
to pay said amount to the order of Herald on demand.
torniii bad," said he, "was just niter the
conclave of the Knights Templar, and
the (Jrand Army uncaiupmuet, both of
which were helii in r*nu Francisco. We
liot the people out here to attend both of
those national gatherings. They ennio
down here und iaw what wo had and
then went home and told hundreds of
thousands ot o'hers. The result was an
era of untold prosperity for us all. Now
if we can got that convention for San
Francisco we will hive a repetition of
those days of prosperity. The country
south of the Tehaohepi will profit beyond
measure. I a™ gl.nl to sco that The
' Herald ha« taken the initiative in this
j work down here. It is pursuing its usual
broad guage policy lor the upbuilding of
the country."
Assemhlynin 0. W. Pendleton said:
1 tireat credit 'a due The Herald for
arousing tlie people of Southern Cali
fornia to the importance of getting rignt
in now and helping Han Francisco to get
the convention in every way that we pos
sibly can. We cannot do too much.
wiiateovr is done should be done imme
Frank P. Flint, of the law Arm of Allen
it Flint, said: "We all should cxjrt our
selves 1:1 this tight for San Francisco. I
think that our big city is going to hove
the convention, and we should be only
too glad of the opportunity afforded us to
assist in securing a victory, for wo will
bo heavy gainers in the good results that
will Mow therefrom."
Assembly man Frank Powers of San
Francisco, who was the chairman of the
San Francisco assembly delegation in thu
last legislature, is now in the city. Mr.
Powers last evening said: "I an both
surprised and pleased to observe the en
thniiasfl) which vonr citizens manifest in
the matter of helping us out in this light
to get the convention. Wo are going to
get the gathering if money and energy
wi;l capture it. lint we need all the aid
Iwe can possibly secure. The Herald lias
1 performed a service for all California in
I arousing the people of Southern Califor-
I nia to the Importance of securing tbo
Judge .1. K. Alexander of Monterey,
! who is here on legal business, when In
terviewed, said:: "Yes, Indeed, all Cal- •
ifornia should help get this convention j
for the i'acilic coast. There is nothing
that we ought to stop at to secure it, fur
if we do get it, all of us will be gainers
thereby. The Herald has struck ttie
; right chord."
1 I Tlir influx of visitors to Los Angeles
always nitons a largely increased rush of
travel by the street car lines. Naturally,
therefore, the managers of the several
companies favor any plan that will bring
a large body of visitors within the bounds
ol the state,for in such case this city will
1 receive iis ijnotn of visitors.
Upon being asked for his idea of the
I matter Qeneral M. H. Sherman, manager
of the Pasadena and i'acilic line, was im
pressively brief. "To bring the euiiven
tion to this state is a good thing beyond
contradiction. Good not only for San
Francisco, but for Los Angeles ami tbe i
south generally. lam with The Herald
In the effort it is putting forth to hold up
the hands of the Sail Francisco people In
the endeavor they are making, and am
willing to hold my end tip when it comes
to a mutter of finances."
"This city has always been in the front
iii advertising by legitimate methods too
beauty and natural advantages of the
southern counties,'' remarkeo the man
ager of the Los Angeles Traction com
pany. "Viewing the matter, tnen, from a
purely utilitarian standpoint, it will re
sult in permanent benefit to this city if
the convention should be held in San
Francisco. Not only that the visitors to
the city would leave money behind them
here, bat that nimy of them might de
termine to invest money here, and, better
still, spread broad the prsISSS of the
southern part of the stale upon returning
■to their custom homes. Yes, 1 am in fa
vor of tbe scheme and the Traction com
pany will stand in line when tbe ques
tion resolves it*elf into one of dollars and
F. W. Wood, general manager of the
1.01 Angeles Railway company, said: "To
bring tlie convention to California is
without no tr a good tuine, and this city
its not and ought not to tie lacking in
loyalty to the stato at large. At tbe same
time 1 think that as San Francisco will j
receive he immediate benefits from tbe i
convention being held, that city ought
Ito raise the 11100,000 required to carry the |
scheme sat sfa n torily to completion. Then
Los Angeles and other cities, by their
subscriptions, could help to make the
visit of delegates a lasting memory with
them by matting their visit not only one
to the principal city in the stmt", but to
the various points of interest in the stato.
In this way a host of workers would be
returned east whose mouths wouid be
filled with | raise for the various things
and places that bad appealed to their
senso of beauty as well as their business
instincts. In any ease the scheme is a
good one, and i trust it may be carried
to a successful issue,and our company will
not be lucking in helping to further toe
good cause when the lime is ripe.'
The lighter businesses—if theaters and
hotels can be so termed-are very directly
affected by the influx of strangers, tintl
as a consequence the theatrical managers,
as well as the hotel keepers, are rretlis
poaed in favor of any plan that will at
tract visitors to j.,ou Angeles. Ah voicing
the sentiment of the first named class,
I Hen'y C. Wyatt ot the Los Angeles the
ater was outspoken in ins remarks. "It
is reasonably certnin." said he, "that
n very great number of people, either de
legates to the convention or their friends,
will visit this stato who otherwise would
never think of doing so. It is romuritablu
the density of mind that still exists in
the east regarding California, and it will
he a good opportunity to advertise the re
sources of toe state. Visitors will under
stand, many of them lor the first time,
that while many business men ate able to
I make less money here, they feel more
| than compensated for the difference by
I living in a country that is to them a con
| slant source of delight. The attractions
jof Los Angeles, as well as the many bus
i mess opportunities now offering, arc
bound to appeal to trie bar.l business
sense of some.a ml our city will reap the
i benefit. 1 am in favor of getting the cvii-
I veilll on if possible, and when the time j
1 conies shall do as I have ever doae, e.ive
my mite in aid of the measures being
taken to benefit the city."
J. J. (iottloh, of the theatrical linn of
Continued on fifth page.
Mississippi Valley Visited
by Earthquake
Loud Rumblings Accompany the
In Missouri the Earth Opens In Great
From Which Gush Great Volumes of Water
and Sand
Though the Seismic Disturbance Covered So
(treat an Area the Injured Are Few
and No Lives Reported
to Be Lost
Afioeiated Presa Special Wire
CHICAGO. Oct. 31.—A diltlnel earth
quake shock viaited Chicago at 11:18 this
morning, lasting about 55 seconds. No
damage was done, but in many houses
pictures were thrown to the floor and
crockery broken. The shoes; was unac
companied by an ai diblo rumbling, com
ing in gently from the lake and disap
pearing across the prairies. In Buena
Park ma other north side suburbs many
persons dashed out of their bouses in
scanty clothing, lor several hours the
electricity In the atmosphere was very
oppressive to persons of nervous tempera
CINCINNATI, Oct. 31.—An earth
quake shock was felt here at , r >:10 this
morning the most distinct in ten years.
It began with a slight tremulous motion
that continued perhaps a minute. Then
followed two nr three violent undula
tions, shaking brick buildings and rat
tling windows, like a gigantic explosion.
A slight roaring sound continued afte.
the ibaking ceased.
CAIRO, 111., Oct. 31.—The earthquake
at S:OH a.m. was the severest ever felt In
this section. It lasted thirty seconds.
The vibrations wero north and south.
People left their houses for safety. Many
chimneys were shaken down. The pub
lic library building was badly damaged.
ZANEBVILLE, 0., Oot. 31.—A few
minutes after 6 oclocK this morning resi
dents In all parts of the city were aroused
by a distinct earthquake shock. It caused
residences to tremble violently, in sonu
cases loosening pictures from the walls,
causing MoVenipey and tinware to full
from their fastenings. The trembling con
tinued half h minute. It was the most
severe earthquake ever felt in this vicin-
CLEVELAND, Oct 31.—Two severe and
j distinct earthquake shocks were felt
' throughout Northern Ohio shortly a t-r
, r > oclock this morning. Tall buildings
I swayed perceptibly and the ocoupauts
! were much alarmed. Each ahooolc lasted
j nearly a minute.
QUINCY. 111., Oct. 31,—St. Antonius
Catholic church and several other build*
! ings were damaged by this moi nine's
; earthquake. One store building will
! have to be tirnidown 111 consoquenee of
! the shock, llurgiars blew open a safe in
{ the village of tlolden at the same mo
ment us the earthquake. This discovery
' caused citizens to suppose it was the
j shock felt until they heard from other
points. There were live shocks here aid
! the whole lasted between two and three
minutes. Across the river on tho Mis
souri side tivi houses miv shaken down
and one woman hurt.
| NILBS, Mich., Oct. Sl.—An earthquake
: was felt here vi 5:16 this morning, lasting
; live minutes. Iluildings tremliled, win
] dows cracked,beds swayed, people rushed
! out of doors alarmc.t to toe highest pitch,
i Pictures fell to the floor. Three distinct
'< shocks were folt*
j KANSAS 01TV, Oct. 31.— At 5iH this
I morning two very distinct earthquake
I shocks were felt. The oscillation lasted
| fully two minutes, Houscb trembled,
j windows rattled, chairs rocked, causing
cjnllderable alarm.
DBS MOINES, la., Oct. 31—Two light
earthquake shocks were felt here this
morning the first in thirty years.
TOI'KKA, Kan., Oct. 31. — All earth
quake shock was distinctly felt for half a
minute at 5:12 this morning.
MEMPHIS, Term., Oct. 31.— A heavy
Bhock of earthquake was felt here this
morning. Hoosss rocked. The shock
lasted about a minute. It was preceded
by a rumbling sound.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. St.—The most
pronunnced earthquake shock in the
memory of tbe citizens occurred at 5:10
this morning. It oonttnnd six or seven
seconds Every building in the city was
shaken. Thousands of peuplo were awak
LOUISVILLE,Ky., Oct. Sl.—An earth
quake shuck hare at 8:10 was felt nil over
the city. No damage resuliea.
XKW ORLEANS, Oct. 81,—A slight
shock of earthquake was folt hare at 5:0!)
GADSDEN."AIa., Oct. 31.-An earth
quake ■hock hero this mrrning wrecked
•everal houses anil injured several people.
JACKSON, Mian., Oct. 81.—An earth
quake shock was felt here at oilO this
morning, lasting ovei a minute. Build
iniis rocked perceptibly. Should another
ihock occur H is feared the cupitol build
ing will collapse, there being some cracks
afoot wide in the walls of the third story.
CHARLESTON, Mo., Oct. 31.—An
earthquake of unusual violence occurred
here at 5:08, After the first shock tho
earth's surface continued to vibrate for
fully twenty minutes. Hundreds of
chimney* toppled down. Plate glass in
several storo fronts weio broken to bits.
The Mecliodist church, a brick structure,
was badly shaken. Plaster was shaKen
from a hundred or more interio'B. In
the country, four miles south, Hie crust
of the earth was broken in fifty places
and from lissurns water and sand are
gushing in considerable volumes. Tho
same phenomena are reported in tho dis
trict still further south ; nlso at Big Lake,
several miles north of town. This is
port of an uld volcanic region nearly des
troyed by un earthquake eighty years ago.
ATLANTA, Oct. 31 An earthquake
was felt here distinctly at OtlOtbis morn
ST. LOLUS, Oct. 31.—At 5:12 a. m.
several sovere shocks of earthquake were
distinctly felt here. The vibiations were
from east to west and each shock con
tinued several seconds. The operators in
the West3rn Union telegraph office be
came alarmed and several rushed out of
tho building. Clocks wero stopped and
windows rattled, hut no serious damage
had as vet been reported,
j SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Oct. 31.-At 5:13
a. m., today a severe earthquake shock
was distinctly felt, here, lasting fully ton
seconds, and was followed by a second
shock and rumbling noise. Windows in
bui Idlngs'rattled and many people ran
into tbe street.
OMAHA, Oct. 31. —Nebraska was dis
turbed by this morning's earthquake.
It was general in tbe state. At Beatrice
three distinct sliocks of ourtbouako were
felt at S oelock this morning. I'he sever
ity was such as to awaken most, of the
sleeping imputation. No damage has
been reported.
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 31.—Three shocks
of earthquake were fell in this city at
8:15 oclock this morning, Tbe tirst shock
was preceded by a mighty roar like that
ot distant thunder. The shock lusted
fully twenty seconds and a second and
third net quite so violent lasted about
twenty seconds. 'The vibrations wero
from southeast to northwest. The tall
buildings in tbe city were violently ahnk
en. At the Louisville hotel and the (Jalt
house all the guests were aroused and
much alaimeU. In some parts of the city
people ware thrown from their boils.
Just as the first shock was felt a blight,
red light, similar to the aurara borealis,
was aeeu in the southwest. It passed away
with the shock. The shocks were felt in
Jtffersonvilla and New Alnany, Ind., but
no damage is reported.
CHATHAM. Out., Oct. 31.—A severe
earthquako was foil here about 5:30 tbis
morn.ii;;. People were badly scared.
Rain and Snow Fall In the Drought Stricken
WILSON BLUFF, Neb., Oot. 31.-Tho
wlinlo fine nf the llurlington and Mis*
souri, Orleans and St. Francis branch, is
covered with snow from one to four
inches, doing great good to winter
wheut, pastures and alfalfa. Tiere is a
great deal of corn being moved at this
point and of good quality. The snow
was so heavy that the west bound train
was stuck in a cut.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.-Profossor
Moore, chief of the weather bureau, said
this morning that rain was tailing
throughout the drought region from New
Mexico to Now England, and he said tti
drought was broken.
The French Unistry
PARIS, Oct. 31.—The new ministry to
far as formed is as follows: M. lionrgeols,
minister of the interior and president of
the council of ministers; M. Picaril, min
ister of justice end worship; M. t'avig
nac, minister of war; M. Lockroy, min
ister of marine; M. lierthetot, minister
of education; M. Doom**, minister of
finance: M. Ouyet d'Essalgne, minister
of publio works: M. Mesuer. minister of
commerce; M. Combes, minister of the
Denying tbe Allegations and Defying the
Judge Kilgore Says the Charges Against Kirn
Are Wholly False and Influenced
by Bad Hotlvei
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. - Attorney
General Harmon has leceive,' from Judge
Kilgore of the United Slates circuit cnutt
of the district of Indian Territory, his
answer to the charges filed by \V. O.
Davis of (luinesvile, Tex., on September
18th, last. These charges allege incom
petency, oppression in ollice,gross o.T.ciul
misconduct, etc.
The judge takes up each charge in de
tail and in some instances quotes from
the court records with a view to showing
that the charges are unqualifiedly false.
Judge Kilgore says Davis' charges origi
nated in the disagreement between hiffl
and tho master in chancery in Hie case
of Armour lirotheis Ranking company
against Adington et al., during, the
pendency of which Davis, Judge Kilgore
says.dellheratey sought to take advantage
of the friendly relations previously exist
ing hetweeu them m influence him, the
judge, in behalf of his clients.
The :t!leu?;tion thar Judge Kilgore said
to Mr. Davis tbat if he made charges
against him he would cut his throat is
characterized as false.
Uuritii! a conversation with Davis,
Judge Kilgore says tbut he (Davis) drew
his knife on him and demonstrated
threatomngly. At the tinid the judge
told him if he undertook to assault him
with his knife, he would drop him out
of the window. The reply is a lengthy
one, and is evidently intended to answer
all allegations made. The substance of
the answer is that tho charges are wholly
false and were prompted by either disap
pointed politicians or influenced by im
pioper mo tiveji.
The Waller Case
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.-Mrs. Waller,
accompanied by her counsel, Mr. Langs
ton, called at the stato department by ap
pointment today and had a long inter
view witii Assistant Secretary Util,repre
senting the case of her husband, ex-
Consul Waller, during the course of
wliicli sbo ga,'e all tho facts connected
with bis arrest and supplemented her
statements hy affidavits.
She showed that be could not have
stopped at Tamatave for the purpose of
becoming a spy upon the French in tbe
interest of (ho Hovas. His dotention
there, she intimated, was entirely due to
Consul Wetter, and tho latter, she de
clared, wan actuated by motives of un
friendliness toward her husband.
Mrs. Waller said that Mr. Waller was
kept at Tamatave by ins snccewsor. who
instituted suit against Waller, in the in
terest,as she alleged,of the Croakett heirs,
Waller being administrator of that estate.
Wetter had Waller nrrcsted and thus
kept him at Tamatave until his arres',
hy the French. Mrs. Waller also dwelt
upon the condition of her husband's
health, which bad been, she said, pre
carious before he left her. She said she
feared from reports received from him
thin be was now rapidly failing. She
also said, in reply to a question from the
secretary, that ebo bad never seen the
Intercepted letters on which Waller was
arrested by the French.
A Fatal Wreck
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 81.—A Republic
special from Alpine, Tex., says: The
Southern Fucilic train was wrecked near
Talier, sixty miles east of bore, at 2:; it)
oclock this afternoon. Tho engine, guard
and pay cars and the caboose all went
into the ditch. Fireman Burr was killed
and Engnieet Luff badly Bcaldcd. No
cause for the accident is known.
On Habeas Corpus
SACRAMLNTO.Oct 31.—Fred Ingham,
a barkeeper,who was arrested on a chragc
of receiving stolen property, was this
afternoon discharged in tho superior
oourt on a writ of liubeas corpus.
Miss Yorke Testifies in
the Pitzel Case
At the Time Benjamin Pitzcl
Met His Death
When tbe Woman Whom He Calls His
Legal Wife
And Upon Whose Testimony lie Based a Hope
of Escape
Whisper* the Strange Story of Intrigue and
Crime, and With Averted Eyes
Draws Tight the Noose
About His Neck
Associated VT'tt Sn»clal Wire.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31.—For abnuf
thirty minutes today the nerve,which all
men have marveled at forsook iloln.es
and he sunk his head into his hands and
sobbed like a child. Meanwhile the wo
man bo persists in calling his wife and
upon whom he,had pinned 'his Highest
hopes sat two yards away relating the
story that slowly but surely tightened the
noose around Ms neck. Throughout her
testimony, Mils Yorke,' for such she
called herself, never onco bestowed a
passing glance upon the man she once
lived with.
The case progressed so switify tnat but
few witnesses remain to bo heard before
the closing of the conimonealth's tase.
Then the defense will open, and in
spite of II - laics' stttement that he
would testify and also call Misa Vorke,
his counsel privately stated tonight that
tho defense would oiler no defense hut
submit the Case on argument alone. The
attorney expressed conlidence in his ac
quittal. Their first victory was gained
tonight. The defense objected to the in'
trnduetion of any further evidence touch
ing tho alleged murder of the children.
The jury was temporarily taken to their
room. Elaborate argument followed and
at_the end Judge Arnold sustained thu
Miss Yorke or Mrs. Howuid, tho al
leged wife of tho prisoner, was culled.
She gave her testimny in a whisper.
Holmes ga/od steadily at her a few sec
onds. Tnen he bent forward over a lit
tle desk, drew a handkerchief and in a
moment or two sobbed. Quickly recover
ing himself, lie then dried his eyes and
bowed his head, busily engaged himself
with notes, still occa»ionaily giving way
to a sob. Georgian.-! Yorke, for so she
gavo her name, is a tall, slender woman
of about 26 years, with flaxen hair and
blue oyes. Sho wasjdressed stylishly in
Miss Yorke was living with Holmes in
Pbilladclpbia at the time Pit. el was
murdered and her testimony related to
the moves or Holmes, whom she knew as
Howard, in this city.
"Were you in St. Louis in June, 1894?"
was the Brit question asked Miss Yorke.
"I was."
"Did you know the prisoner?"
"I did."
"liy what name?"
"11. 11. Holmes and H. M. Howard."
•'What was his business alien? '
"The drug business."
In answer to furt ler questions Miss
Yorke said :
"1 came to Philadelphia tbe lirat week
In August. I*l4. Tbe prisoner met me at
Jlruad street station and we went to 1908
North Eleventh street,the boarding bouse
kept by Mrs. Dr. Alcorn, 1 remained
tbero as lung aa I was in Philadelphia—
four weeks. Tbe prisoner was in tbe
copying business, looking after leases,
deeds, etc."
Mr, Graham then DUt a series of ques
tions as to Holme-,' wbereubouts o» the
day tbe murder is supposed to have been
committed—Sunday, September 2, 1894.
' I was in my room on the evening of
Saturday, September \. 1 bad been 1:1,
part of toe time in bfiW; Tbe prisoner
was liome. Someone called during the
evening to see him and bo went down
stairs. When be came up be said it was
a messenger from tbe Pennsylvania rail
road, and bo was to sco the Officials of
tho company at the messenger's house
next morning to close out contracts for
copying. Afterwards he said his caller
wns I'itzel. This wis the day before we
left Philadelphia."
"Wai he lit home the next day.
"Part of the day. He weiit out at
about 10:30 in the morning. Ho said lie
bail been to Nicetown, a suburb of Phila
delphia. He bad before mentioned going
away and said be WOUld go home to In
dianapolis. Wo were known bore by the
inline of Howard. We left on the 9:16
train. The prisoner remained with me
in Indianapolis for a day or two. Then
ho went away, saying he was going to St.
Louis, Thou he went with mo to my
mother's home in Franklin, Ind. From
there we returned to Indianapolis and a
few days aftewr.ird ho went to Philadel
phia, suying the copying deal bad been
After delating tlioir travels m Canada
and Vermont and the arrest in Boston,
she said that daring tlie-e travels she had
never seen Mrs. I'itzel or her children.
.She Identified I'itzel's picture as a man
she had known in l''ort Worth as Lyman.
Holmes' name there was l'ratt, and he
explained it by saying that, business
arrangement* about tho property were
complicated and lie tho.ight it best to
use that name.
"Cross-examine," sain the disrtict at
Mr. Uotan of tbe defense announced
that the prisoner insislel on conducting
the cross-examination in person.
The court consented and Holmes ad
dressed bis questions tremulously to the
woman he called liis wife. She never
raised her cyci unit gave her replies in a
whisper. The crier icpeated them aloud.
She said Holmes came in the house Sun
day afternoon, September 15,!)4, look
ing worried and disturbed. He explained
that he had walked fast.
At this point Holmes told tbe court
that he would reserve whatever questions
he bad until he called the witness
directly for the defense. Tho court then
took a recess until 2 oclock.
The court reconvened at 2p. m. Mrs.
Fitsai wus called und identified clothing
which belonged to her husjund. Too
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daughter, Dissn, alio identified them and
pictures of Howard, Nellie ami Alice.
Detective Frank P. (ijyer, »lio traced
Holmes' movements throughout tho
country, identified letter* written by the
Oblluren to their mother anil never
mailed by Holmes. Later he will tell the
story of his travels.
Detective Qeyer was re called. Ho said
he had an interview with Holmes in the
cell room of tbe city linll on November
20, 1894, about tho body found in the
Callnwhill-street house. Holmes said to
him that it was not Pitzel's body but a
"He told mo ho left tho Eleventh-street
bouse on Sunday, September 2d, iii tho
morning, and wont to New York, where
he went toJa medicul student and procured
a corpse. He rut it In a trunk and had
it taken by a furniture cart driver to
Jersey City, where it was shipped on the
same train to Philadelphia that Holmes
came over on. He reached this city about
i oclock in the afternoon, he said, and
met I'itzel at the main office of tho West
em I'nion Telegraph company and gave
him the check for the trunk. Then he
went up to the Eleventh-street hou«e
ard that night wont west. The next place
be saw I'itzel was In Detroit, where bo
met liiin at tho postofflce. i asked hlni
where I'itzel arid the children wero and
he said in South America. He refused
to givo mo the name of the student from
whom he got the corpse, saying tbe
student was supposed to be dead, as years
before hn ami Holmes bad swindled
an insurance company out of $20.01)0.
Hesiues, the student was a prosperous
mnn ot family. He would only give his
namo in the event of being brought up
for murder. He said ho had told I'itzel
he was to prepare the substituted tody;
to place it on the floor with tbe arm on
the br.>a»t, put the liquid in the mouth
and set lire to it. The liquid bad been
used for cleansing clothes.
"A few days before his arraignment for
conspiracy to which lie pleaded guilty,
I saw him in the cell room and he said
the story be bail told m« about the sub
stitution of a body was not true and that
tho corpse found was that of I'itzel. I
saiil: Well, Holmes, if that is the case,
then you murdered Fitzcl and tbe child
"He said 'No, did not.' "
The detective then related how Holmes
found Pitzel's body as already published
in a statement by Holmes.
"I asked Dim where the children
were," said tho detective, "ami he sal I
Minnie Williams bad gone to London.
" 'The last time I saw Howard,' lo
said to me. "was in Detroit on the
Wednesday preceding my departure for
Turonto. Minnie Williams took dinner;
Willi me at Ueise's hotel and I gave
Howard to her. Then 1 took the girls to
Toronto. I put them on a train there and
left in the lirst station outside the city.
Before leaving Alice 1 pinned $40u on her
breast. Alice van to go to Niagara Falls
and wail for Minnie Williams and How
ard, when they would a" go to London,
If you go to New York the shipping de
partment there will show you that two
boys, a eirl anJ a woman went to Loo
don. I told Minnie to cut off Nellie's hair
and dress her as a boy, so as to avoid
"I asked him what be had dene with
the Cblldrens' trunks, and he said that
when he left Indianapolis to take the
children to Chicago he left the trunks in
a hotel on West Madison street and never
took them away. In June, in company
witn Mr. Perry, I saw him in prison, and
then be told us that ho nad given How
ard to a man named Hatch in Indiana
polis, and that was tbe last he hud ever
seen ot him. The last be saw of the girl
was in Toronto."
Detective Ueyor was here temporarily
withdrawn and Mr. Graham jffo-ed to
prove the finding of the bores of Howard
at Irvliigton, v suburb ot Indianapolis,
and the bodies of tbe girls in thecelmr of
■ bouse in Toronto. Tho defense objected
and tbe jury wero taken to their room
while a lengthy argument of the admis
sibility of the tesiiniony on both sides
took place.
Judge Arnold caused a mild sensation
by deciding that tho killing of tho child
had no connection with the trial of
Holmes for tbe murder of tbe father and
that no such evidence could bo Intro
This was the lirst turn in favor of
Holmes since tbe beginning of the trial,
and a decided set back for tho common
wealth. The prisoner, however, made
no sign when be beard the decision.
Geyer was then put under cross-examina
tion. He was asked but a few questions
and corroborated bis former statements.
Suporintcnaent cf Police Linden of this
city testilied that Holmes made a state
ment to him in his office about January
tith last. He had renin nad tbe privilege
of making the statement without the
knowledge of his counsel. In this he said
that having failed to get a body in New-
York be oime back to Philadelphia, and
on .Saturday night, September Ist, he
met I'itzel. The latter was despondent,
spoke of his Bick children and said there
was nothing for him to live for, or words
to that effect.
Mr. Graham said that with tbe excep
tion of two or three witnesses, tho com
monweatlh was ready to close audit
would perhaps be better to go on in tho
Court then, at Bt2o p. m., adjourned
until lo oclock tomorrow morning.
The Canadian Officers Leave for Home—Satis
factory Progress
WASHINGTON.Oot. 31.—The Canadian
cabinet otticers.sir Mackenzie Bowell and
Sir Charles Topper, have gone homo to
Canada. It is slated that, having given
all tho assistance necessary at present to
Sir Julian l'nunceforte in tho presenta
tion of the claims of liritish sealers for in
demnity on account of the seizure of their
vessels, a longer a»y hero would be use
less. They hud one informal and one
formal conference with Secretary Olney
and were received by the president.
Whether any advance has resulted in tbe
direction of their object cannot bo stated,
as the president has expressed satisfac
tion at the progress made in tbe negotia
tions It is assumed that a new commis
sion will be created to settlo the claims.
Navy Yards and Docks
WASHINGTON, Oct 31.-Commodoro
Matthews, chief of tho bureau of yards
and docks of the navy, in bis animal re
port estimates (2,124,140 as needed for
new works.
Among tbe estimates are: Mare
Island, Cel., quay Wall, 1830,000; bridge
at Vallejj. (206,600; grading and paving.
$11,475; snip titters' shed, $30,000; storage
sheds. 110,188) sidewalks, |5684;extenalon
of roads, $10,000, and a new dock for
which no estimate is submitted; Port
Orchard, Wash., machine shops. 127,032;
storehouses, 119,904; reservoir, (15,000;
clearings up, $9250.
Quarantine Officers
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Oct. 31.—
To protect tbe frontier coast against the
invasion of contagious diseases, Dr. Cobb,
of tlie Ualtsd States marina hospital ser
vice, in compliance with orders from the
department at Washington,has appointed
two quarantine otlicers at Gray's bather
one at South Bend and the other at
Hall Calne Banqueted
NEW YORK, Oct. 31.—A banquet was
tendered to Hall Came at the Authors'
club tjnight in Carnegio hall.
The Fighters Do Not Come
And Causes a Sensation Among
the Throng
Expresses tbe Opinion of the Interested
Julian Gives Reasons for Avoiding Arrest by
Sheriff Houpt
O'Donnell and rtaher flay fleet on Tonday
but the Big Fight Has Been Put
Off for a Week, at Least,
er Perhaps Forever
Associated Press Special Wire.
LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Oct. 81.—"I am
perfectly willing that this case re con
tinued until tomorrow," said Martin
Julian in Justice Martin's court, this aft
Hail a bomb been exploded in tbe tem
ple of justice it would have created
scarcely less sensation among the throng
of interested spectatois than did Julian's
"Oh, what a fluke." "He don't want
to go to Hot Springs." "Well, what d»
you think of that?"
These are fair samples of the expres
sion < of utter disgust which Hew from
! nioutn to month us tbe disappointed
crowd tiled out of tiio court room close
upon the lieols of Martin Julian and Hob
Fitzsimmons as they m ido their way
back to their suite of rooms in the Capi
tol hotel in custody of two deputies ot
For an hour before tho'time set for tho
hearing of the case a dense crowd of peo
ple had swarmed in and about the court
room, within which Fitzaimmons and
.Inlian were to answer warrants charging
them with contemplating an assault on
Corbett and requiring them to keep the
peace. Julian lias told every newspaper
man who came within hailing diatanco
that bo was just aching lo reach Hot
Springs. All morning he bad been saying
that be would be releasad on bonds this
afternoon and go to Hot Springs tonight
to claim the $251)u forfeit of tho Florida
Athletic club, after securin™ which. Pits
-1 Simmons was ready to fight Corbett to
morrow on any terms the champion
might name. Julian early in the day re
ceived a telegram from Hot Springs stat
ing that Colonel J. W. Murphy would bo
hers to defend him in behalf of the club.
It was found, however, that the lawyer
was not aboard and would not arrive un
til tomorrow. Thon Julian said that he
would plead his own case. He would go
into court and demand his liberty, give
Buy amount of bonds required and pro
| ceed to Hot Springs and force Corbett to
light or leave the country. Julian mads
no such plea, however. After the counsel
for the state had moved for a continu
ance until tomorrow Julian readily as
sented as above ami those ardent admirers
!01 the New Zcalander who have firmly
BY TELEGRAPH.—An earthquake
shock felt throughout the Mississippi
valley—Julian consents to a contin
uance of tho case against Fitzsim
mons, making impossible a meeting
at Hot Springs; they do say Bob is
Beared—Railroad litigation and rail
road extension—Barnes' closing
speech in the Uurrant case—Con tinu
ation of the testimony in the Holmes
trial—Sporting news; a bicycle record;
alleged crookedness at Lutonia; Bi
cyclist Lonz's murderers to be pun
ibbed—Alleged violation of army rules
at Fort Sheridan—Al'faiis in Turkey;
Arabs rise against Turkish rule—Sen*
ator Sboup on thu Monroe doctrine-
Riverside; cUctrio lights—Ontario; a
ooy nurt—Pasadena; board of trade
meeting; Mrs. P.allington Booth In
town—San Pedro; shipping news—
Santa Monica; Mrs. Dorf's funeral-
San Bernardino; the Button case—
Ventura; social affairs—Santa Ann;
Odd Fellows' celebration: social
notes—Pomona; a wedding ; amateur
theatricals—Buena Park; a co-opera
tive creamery.
ABOUT THE CITY-Yesterday at tbe
city halt—Prophet Potts is provided
with work by the park commission
ers ; a respected pioneeer who noeds
bread—The sewer committee throws
out all bids for the proposed city hall
plumbing—The park board holds an
important session—Tbe building rec
ord during the month of October —
The council answered; an official re
port from the police board; Secretary
Walter E. Parker's diplomacy—The
board of supervisors have a meeting
and dispose of a large amount of rou
tine business—Yesterday at the Sev
enth Day Adventiits' camp meeting
—In the polite world; fashionable
happenings—Mis. JSito K. Wlllord de
velops a very defective memory on
the witness stand; the beauty wonder
trial Hearing tbe close—A sensational
suit threatened—Comment on the ver
dict in the Kennett case—Los An
geles is a Corbett town; believed here
to be a Hire winner—Los Angeles in
line on tbe national Republican con
vention proposition.
ORPHEUM—At Bp. m.; vaudeville.
1311RBANK—At Bp. m.; The Ensign
race meeting and polo games.

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