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VOL. XLIII. NO. 62.
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Jk, SPECIA LISTS ||_^M Positively cuiein from ISO to UO days all klnda ol Vyf^^ Varicocele, hydrocele, piles and fissore, fistula, ulcerations, etc, •to., without tbe use of knife, arawln? blood or detection from business. ALL DISEASES OF WOMEN* SKILLFULLY TREATED CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE. Can refer Interested parties to prominent Ms Angeles oitliens who hare been treated by them. Cure a naranteed. «.'.« S. MAIN ST., COR. SEVENTH, LOS ANOELES, CAL. Burns, POR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT Bheuraatism, AND BEAST. StiffJointa, . \ k i The Herald LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 12, 1894- TIRED OF THE DECEPTION. Absconder Seely Admits His Identity. The Rig-lit Man in Custody in Chicago. A Bibulous Companion Betrayed Him to the Police. Ha la Willing; to 11-torn tn Nan York Mild Face Hia Aoeaiera, Hut For tna Preaant Rafuses tn Talk. By the Associated Pren. Chicago, Dec. 11.—The prisoner sup posed to be Samuel C. Seely,who helped to rob the New York Shoe and Leather bank of $:if)4,000, was as noucommuni cative today aa when taken iuto custody last night. He insisted that his name was Frank J. Dale, and eaid he never beard ol Seely, except through the pa peri. Lieutenant Haas of the detective deuortmont declared tbere wsb not the faintest doubt that Seely bad been caught. He said: "I have offered to eend to any part of the country for any one who could identify him as Dale, but the prisoner dec lares he hae no friends. We expect New York officers here to morrow." Seely's remarkable coolness and per sistency in denying his identity hae completely In,til -tl tbe detectives, and they bad determined to await the New York officers before making further efforte, when about noon the prisoner told hie guard that he wished to see the man in charge oi the detective force. Inspector Shea and hia lieutenant promptly responded, entering tbe in- private office where the sus pect bad beon confined. "Be seated gentlemen," said Seely as the ofiicera appeared, and somewhat dazed at his nonchalance tbey sat down. "Now, gentlemen," be continued, "I wish to thank you for yonr oourtesy and kindness since our meeting last night. I have told you repeatedly tbat my name is Dais,but I have become tired of tbe deception. I bad no Bleep last night; 1 am weary. My name is Seely—Samuel 0. Seely, late bookkeeper of tbe Na tional Shoe and Leather bank of New York. That is what I wished to say to you." "Do yon care to say anything about your case." aeked the inspector. "Not a thing. lam ready and willing to go back to New York. I will not make any trouble about extradition. Aa soon as tbe proper New York officials arrive I will go with them." The officers attempted to secure some sort of a statement from Seely in regard to his connection with tbe great steal, but he carefully avoided making admis sions or denials. Feeling bis efforts in that line unavailing, Inspector Shea had the man taken to the Harrison-street station, where be was locked up in acell to await tbe arrival of tbe New York officers. Seely 'fl quarters at tbe Harrison-street station were much less comfortable than iln.ee he occupied at headquarters, where he was allowed to remain in tbe luxurious private office of Inspector Shea. But the stuffy, ill-smelling cell had apparently no terrors 'or the ex bookkeeper, and, removing his nlster, he made|biraself comfortable in the iron bunk. His vocabulary became very lim ited as soon as the small door clused behind him, and to all questions he eimplv replied: "I have nothing to say."" H. K. MacFarland, the young man whose information led to tSeely's arrest, was slow in following up his conquest today. Although anxiously awaited by the acthorites, he had not put in an ap pearance up to noon, and no one knew his whereabouts. Seely's action in voluntarily confessing his identity to a passing acqnaintance alter having dis played sncb keennesß in evading arrest, wbb the subject of much speculation. MscFarland had said that Seely met him on tbe street, invited him to the races, and after several days' companionship had calmly informed him that he was bainuel C. Seelv, wanted in New York for the thelt of' $354,000. When MacFarland returned to the Central station tbe second time he con sented, with some show of reluctance, to tell the story of his first meeting with Seely eight days ago on Dearborn etreet, between Madison and Washington streets. He said: "He spoke to me as a man does who ie unacquainted, and asked how to reach the Roby race track. I had nothing to do, aud offered to show bim the way to the depot. I walked as far bb Adams etreet with him and told him to take ths street car to the union depot. Tben jhe invited me to go witb him, and I I accepted the invitation. When we I started for the track he told me that his 1 name was C. G. Evans. We went to tbe j races and he lost $9d, if I correctly re member. He seemed to have plenty of I money, and when we started back to the j city he invited me to accompany him to ; the race track the next day. That day j he lost $50, and after tbe races he showed jme a catd wbich he said bore his right I name—Frank J. Dale. "This aroused my suspicions, and I j went to tbe police station to get a look j at Seely's photograph on the circular ol ; lering $5000 ior bis arrest. I had Been j the circular before, and when 1 got a second look I was sure that my new ac quaintance wae Seely. We went to the track tbe third day and Seely won some money, but he lost again the fourth day. We met each other every day at the Lincoln hoiel on tbe North Side, and last Friday, while we were talking, Seely took bis pencil and wrote his real name on a card. " 'Did you ever hear of that man ?' he naked me. 1 told him I Had read in tbe newspapers of a man by that name who had skipped from New York with a pile oi money. "'Well, I'm that man,' ha eaid, and then he asked me if I was going to give him up." MacFarland eaid Seely was pressed lot money last Thursday, and bad I* pawn hia watch and chain. The next 1 day he received $100 by mail, which he ! said bad been sent by his 'vife, who bad received it from hia attorney. Seely, alter confessing his identity to MacFarland, talked Ireely about bis connection with the Shoe and Leather bank. He eaid he had been a dupe for Baker, and that he bad received but $10,000 in the nine years during which the bank had Buffered losses. Baker, he said, got all the rost of the money. MacFarland waa employed until the etrike as an aeaistant Bpecial agent for the Chicago and Alton Railway com pany. Since then he has been out of work. The police were inclined to the belief that MacF'arland'a atory might he sub ject to variations. It waa believed by many ol tbe detectivea that the inform ant was an old acqnaintance of the fugitive, and that the allurements of the $5000 reward had got the better of hia Irienlehip. On this aut ject, how ever, Seely waa silent aa a clam, and the ofiicere were forced to be content ' with speculation pending the appear ance of young MacFarland. Whatever evidence, if any, had been found at 487 La Salle avenue, tbe fashionable board ing house at which Seely had been ar rested, the polioe had refused to say. It was shown that no papers of ituportande, and a solitary * 100 bill wero iound on bis person, and it waa not thought that any incriminating evidence had beeu discovered iv his room. During the afternoon MacFarland put in an appearance at detective head quartera. He waa apparently laboring under a lather heavy burden of intom cants, and hie conversation wae not particularly lucid, lie was able, how ever, to moke hia bearers understand that he wus hot after that $stlt)o reward, aad that he intended to have it all. He would, he declared, divide with no one. After making something of a acene at headquarters he left, but returned some time during the alternuon and made nu merous demands for the reward. Detectivea who were sent out to look up the informer's !recnrd, reported that be bad been for a weea bortetiog to hia friends tnat he knew where to find Seely, MacFarland, according to tbe officers, ia an indent devotee of tbe flow ing bowl and many of bia acquaintances say be drank freely during the laet week; while intoxicated he had declared that he would coon clear $5000 by a clever bit ol detective work. MacFarland is a rather good looking man, perhaps 25 yeara old, dreases well, though flashily, and ia said to frequent tbe race tracks. Owing to hia conditiou the officers were unable to learn any thing regarding hie acquaintance with Seely. New York, Dec. 11.—President ( rain of the Shoe and Leather National bank left this afternoon for Chicago where Seely ia under arrest, ON THE WRONG SCE.nT. ARIZONA SLEUTHS MADE A BAD MISTAKE. The Alan Arrested at Salvation Camp as J. W. Blilman Proves That Hi Is Not tha Man Wanted for Murder. Tucson, Dec. 11.—The man arrested in tbe Huacbuca mountains on Thanks giving day, on the belief tbat he waa J. W. Hiliman, charged with murdering a companion in the Butfalo mouutaina of Texas yeara ago for tbe purpose of de frauding the insurance companies out of a large sum of money, is not the right party, and waa released from custody veaturdav at Tombstone, wbere he wae held pending tbe arrival of extradition papers Irom Kansas. The case attracted much attention all over the territory. The oflicera who had been bounding the supposed Hiliman (or months were confident they bad the right man, and could not be shaken in their belief until yesterday, when two relatives ol the real Hiliman arrived from Kanaaa and declared that the man under arreet waa not tbeir much sought kinsman. The man whom the authorities have mistaken for J. W. Ilillman is L. B. Harndon, formerly of Franklin, Ky. lie resemblea in many respects the man wanted. He admitted bia actions had been a little strange since coming to the territory a few months ago, but said he waa in search of work and was com pelled to travel from one place to anoth er till be secured employment. He had been working at Salvation camp only a few days when the officers arrested him. Salvation oamp iB composed of be lievers in a peculiar torm of religion, something after the Salvation At un order. Tne settlement ia in a fertile valley in the Huachucas, the moat pic turesque mountaina in Arizona. A rich goid and silver mine is located there, worked by these people, who share alike in all that ia made. If one grows rich, all grow rich. The property iB paying handsomely. It wbb with tbeae people tbat Herndon had caet his lot, and when he was arreßted they spent several hundred dollars in their efforts to prove he waa not J. W. Hiliman. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz is crowded for fine tailoring at moderate pricea. 112 West Third atreet. Wicketrom & Person, tailors. Fit, workmanßhiu and goo-is guaranteed tirst-class; prices moderate. Room 1, 120'u' S. Spring etreet. Diamond eteret auction today. The drug combine "bnated" by OB & Vaughn. Drtiga at eaatern prices. Ayer'a, Joy's and Hood's aarsaparilla, t>s cts; Paine'a Celery Compound, 75c; Syrup of figs, 35 eta. Babies cry for Castoria, 25 cecta a bottle at Off it Vaughn's, corner Fourth and Spring streets. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second atreet. Oystera 50c a dozen, any style. Diamond street auction today. Eastern hickory nuta at Althousea' Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Pair Highest Medal and Diploma. COLLIDED IN A TUNNEL A Cable Car Disaster in Chicago. Scores of Persons Seriously Injured. One Crotvdcd Train Crashes Into Another. Tha Wrock Takm Firr, Winch Crnatei a Ttrrlble Pan ie — H Irac uloua El cap" of Many l'AMei,s;ers From inataiit Deutu. Ny !he Asineiah-d Press. Chicago, Dec. 11.—In a cillieion be tween cable cars in the Washington etreet tunnel this evoning one man was fatally hurt, 15 more wero seriously in juredjs-and a score ot other? more or leas bruised. The cars were set on fire y the Btcves, and for a long time there waa a fearful panic a/ound the scene. The moßt seriously injured are: John Smith, will die; (ieorge New man, William Joyce, Jamee McDonald, John Frems, James McGiuty, Mrß, Thomas Bseman, Mra. (ieorge Reiaa, Mrs. William Parker, John Donohue, William Mnloney, .!. B. Hurtle, A. Ai kena, Mre Eltella Viaiuen. Hirry Uod d*rd, T. H. Moran, Nellie Sett, G. B. Barton. Misa Oiga Schroeder, N. Peter eon, John Speth, It. Nelson. In addition to tbeae there was a large number ol people who sustained pain ful injuries. Both the West Madiaon street and the Milwaukee avenue cable lines run through the tunnel, and at the time the accident occurred, 0:30 o'clock, all the weet-bound cara were jammed to suffo cation with people returning from busi ness on the pinr.li Bide of the river. A Madieon street cable train, c insisting of a grip c-tr and two trailers, wae two thirds oi the way down the incline to ward the bottom of the tunnel, when » cable train on tbe Milwaukee avenue line, also conaieting of three oars, en tered tbe tunnel. Almoit immedia'ely after starting down the slope Gripman Moran of the Milwaukee avenue line lost hiß hold on the cable and the car Bhot forward down the eteep incline. Moran rang hiß alarm hell, and he and the conductor set all the brakes on the train, but were unable to bold it, ami just aa the bottom ol the tunnel wbb reached, the runaway cara struck the Madieon-street train with awful force, smashing its rtmr car into splintera and demolishing the Milwaukee-avenue grip car. Both cars were piled up in a heap, from which such passengers ac were capable of moving crawled out, battered anil bleeding. Each of the two wrecked care held about 75 passengers, and that a number of them were not instantly killed is a wonder. To add to the horror of the accident, one of the wrecked cars caught fire and began to blaze furiously. All the people injured on both cara bad been removed before tbe fire became dangerous, however. A number of peo ple were pinioned in the wreck and others were held fast between tbe wreck age aud the -.vails of the tunnel. All oi them were quickly removed and the fire extinguished by an engine com pany. The cause ol the accident was the breaking of the grip of tbe Milwaukee avenue car. - Later—Morris Smith died in the hoa.. pital at 11 o'clock. John Donohue, an other of the injured, died in the county hospital at midnight. BADLT ill "FIGURED. A Desperate Scrapping Match Between Two Suit Lak. Lawyer.. Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 11.—The law office of F'ergueon, Frew & Jackson wae the scene yesterday ol a desperate ecrap ping match euch as lawyera seldom en gage in. As a result Attorney Tom Fer guson ie under tbe Burgeon's care and ; Attorney G. P. F, Jackaon is in the ; city jail. Both Ferguson and Jackßon were , membera of tbe game legal firm, of j which Mr. Frew is the third partner, j Tbore has been some dissatisfaction and a diasolution of the partnership wbb be -1 ing arranged. The disagreements con> I nectod therewith were the cause of the i row. Jackßon's etnry as told to the officers ia to tbe effect that a telegram to bim [ waa received at tbe office and waa ; opened; that he went to see about it ; and a quarrel ensued in which Fergu son was getting the bea oi him and ; "pounding tbe life out of him;" that ! when Ferguson bad him on tbe flout he drew hia pistol in eelf-delenae and tired at Ferguson's face. Frew cava that tbe telegram was not opened, but came to tbe office, and Mr. Rabbitte, a friend of Jackson's, waa taking poaaesßiou of it. Frew objected, and eaid he would eend it to Jackaon at the Manitou. In taking the telegram from Rabbitte a corner of tbe envelope was torn off, but the telegram waa un touched. In tbia condition it waa sent to Jackson's room at tbe hotel. Rabbitte ia Irom California, and ia eaid to be one of a ayndicate which sold some mines to the Mercury company. He and Frew remained in the outer of fice while Jackson went in to Ferguson. An AasasNin'* Victim* MADERA, Cal., Dec. 11. —The remains ol Pasquale Milesi, who disappeared a month ago, were found near his cabin iv tbe mountains yesterday. He had been shot in the back of tbe head and then had his brains beaten out with the butt, end of the gun or some other in strument. Wild animals had ao preyed on the body that it was almost unrecog nizable. There ia no clue to the perpe trator. Diamond Btreet auction today. Try a gal. Jialteae club whiskey, $3.50, unexcelled for purity and flavor. T Vache & Co., cor. Comerc'l & Alameda, tel. 309. Diamond street auction today. TEN PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY i Ki.l .t, RAPH - Currency reform schemes Congressional proceedings Absconder Seely's capture Cable car dis aster In Chicago Pacitic coast happen ings Qeneral news gleanings. I.OC »L--Conventlon ot Southern California supervisor,; will s ring thu state division question The cauvass of the city vote.... The police commission; no music in the saloons .. Customs ollicials makean op uin ie znrc The death warrant of John Craig signed; a stay of proceedlogs ...City conn OUi the tight over Figueroa Btreet — The trial of Aihworth, the slayer of Manuel Wation... Features ol tho single .axers' meeting Alva Johnson confesses to the Koscoe train robberies. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Echo Mountain—Notable visitor*. FUI.I.KRTON—OranRe growV-rs organize. Sama Ana—A fine orange crop promised,... Plenty of tremp?. Pomona-Moro rain Interest about olive culture. BSOUHDS— Decision in a liquor Relling case reversed. I'asaosna—The tournament of rosss—The Lc-Brown wedilinc. POINTERS FOR TODAY. LOS ANOKI.KS 1 Hlt A TKB — AilrilHliie. The Imi'ebial—Vaudeville Bt'SHANK—The Corsican Brothers. Y. M. 0. A. H«ll— Mission meeting 7 ;30 p.m. DARING ICOB l< ERY. A Burglar Impciiunat.i a Detective and Stnala $405. San Francisco, Dec. 11. —Mr. and Mrs. William E. Brown, who arrived here laat week from I'ortland and were en route to Lureka, were robbed of $495 this afternoon by a most daring burglar. The robber wore a badge and claimed to be a detective. He entered tbeir ap partments on O'Farrell street while Mrs. Brown was alone, and alter accus ing the woman and her husband of com plicity in a recent robbery, coolly pro ceeded to search tbeir trunks. The burglar found the money in a Blocking. He charged that it bad been stolen, and after frightening Mra. Brown into a con dition of helpless terror he boldly walked out of the house. BILL GAY CONFESSES. He Was at One Tims Worth Half ■ Mil lion Oollara. Needles,CaL, Dec. 11.—Bill Gay, held here ior murder in Meagher county, Mont., made a full confession today to Deputy Sheriff Keys. Keya knew the prisoner IS years ago in the Black Hills country, when he was worth over $500, --000. Gay eaya be intended never to be taken alive, and waa completely taken by surprise when captured. A HOKKIBLE butchery. AN INSANE MAN COMMITS AS AWFUL CRIME. He Hack* His Wlfo and Two Children to Death, Fatally Mutllata. Hia Two Btap-Chllilren, Then Suicides. Ridubway, Mo., Dec. 11,—The moB t horrible human butchery ever recorded in tbia section was committed five miles southwest ol thie city this afternoon. David G. Spragg, in a fit of insanity, murdered bis wife and two children and mortally wounded hia two step-children, and then took his own life. The weapon which tbe maniac wielded with euch appalling results wsb a large butcher knife. The nearest neighbor of the Spraggs lived almost a mile distant, and it was Borne time before tbe newa ol the crime spread. In a few hours numbers of peoplo arrived from town and an invest igation ol tbe scene was made. The moat eickening eight met their gaze. Laying in the yard near the gate waß tbe remains of Mrs. Spragg, mutilated almoat beyond recognition. In the lit* tie dwelling, in one corner of tbe sitting room, lay the liteleea body of little Caley, six yeara old, and in the other, Albert, a four-year-old boy. On the kitchen floor with blood emeared all over Us bands an i face and atill clenching the terrible instrument of death, lay the author ol tbe awful crimes. Two step children oi Spragg. both under bix years old, were taken to tbe home of a neigh bor, wbere tbey are dying from dozens ol cuta tbat cover tbeir little bodies. Evidence ol a terrible struggle was plainly visible in tbe Spragg home, whei c tbe walls and furniture were spattered with blood, Tbe particulars of the butchery are learned from Dora, the 11 --year-old stepdaughter of Sprang, who, eluding her stepfather's murderous grasp, escaped to a neighbor's and gave the alarm. Spragg had been complaining all the morning of his bead, and the nearest neighbor. Mr. Meyerß, was sent to Ridgeway for a doctor. Soon after Meyerd left, Spragg tied Caley'a hands behind him and deliberately cut hia throat. Mrs. Spragg rushed into the room and attempted to interiere, when Spragg made for her. She ran into the yard, around the house and tben into it again, closely followed by Spragg. In the bouse he caught her, aud a desper ate struggle ensued. He literally backed her head and face to pieceß, aud then cutting her bead almost from tbe body, dragged her by tbe bgir into tho yard. Covered with gore the human monster now returned to the house to continue hie work. Dora.wae sick in bed, and climbed out of a window in the meantime and escaped. When the people first began to arrive, they were kept Irom entering by Spragg, who etood in the door with a loaded shotgun. Finally he locked tte door, and it was then tbat he butchered his etep-cbildren. Just bb the crowd were preparing to break into the house, two shots were beard, and when the door waa finally forced open, Spragg was dead, and the scene aa described was presented to view. Tbe two Btep-chiidren cannot re cover. Diamond atreet auction today r 1 PRICK FIVE CENTS. AT THE CAPITAL. The Hearing of Schemes fol Currency Reform Continued. HORACE WHITE'S PLAN. Secretary Carlisle Submits a Bill and Explains Its Provisions. THE WORK OF CONGRESS N'!caragu» Canal Bill Again Under Ooa« ■ .deration In th* Senate—Thu Rail road Pooling Kill Pastel the House. By the Associated Press, Washington, Dec. 11.—The hearing before the houae banking and currency committee on the question of the re organization of tbe currency laws waa resumed today. Among those present were Horace White, ol tbe New York livening Post; C. Homer of Balti more, chairman of the committe of na tional bankers to formulate the so-called Baltimore plan; and R. K. Hepburn of New York, ex«comptroller ol the cur rency. These gentlemen repreaent ths currency ideas embodied in the Balti more plan. It was expected that Sec retary Carlisle would present his cur* rency bill and continue his statement, but as he was late White opened ths hearing. In answer to questions he stated ha had drafted a bill on the lines of ths Baltimore plan, and it was arranged tbia should ba placed belore the com mit tue. MB. WHITE'S STATEMENT. White's statement waa read from manuscript and was a carefully prepared review of the banking question. Mr. White began witb a reference to the Baltimore plan, calling attention to fact that it deals with only part of the banking buaineaa—that of iaauing oireu latiug notee, a function not indispens able but valuable to tbe people. He held tbat it was the paramount right and duty of the atate to provide for the safety of the community. Hence it may prescribe the regulations under which circnlating notea shall be issued, or gunpower be stored, or liquor be sold. It is not bound to give equal privileges to all persona to exercise tbeae tune tioua. The first half of the address was de' voted largely to a historical review of banka in thia country, mid particularly the New York safety fund ayatem of daye prior to tbe war, wbich Mr. White extolled at length. Tbe latter part of Mr. White'e addreaa waa devoted exclu eively to ths Baltimore pian. Referring to tbe fact that it makes circulating notea a tirst lien on tbe assets of ths bank, be eaid: "There is an outcry againat thia feat ure from come people, who cay tbe poor depoaitor will antler. But what is ths condition of tbe poor depoaitors now? Are not notea a first lien on the aaseta? Can any depositor get any part of this fund until the notes are paid in full? And, supposing tbe bonda should ever fall short of paying the notes, could tha depositor got any part of the remaining assets until the par value of the notea was deducted? Of course not." Mr. White said be saw no objection to ' the repeal of tbe 10 per cent tax on etate bank notes, provided the etate banks comply with all tbe requirements of tbe [ national banking law, and provided the ; means of enforcing these requirements ! are lodged witb the comptroller of the ; currency. But a mere power of observe : tion, without tbe power of endorsement, jhe said be considered unwise, unsafe ! and sure to cause embarrassment and to , end in disaster. j He considered as desirable, though : not indispensable, that tbe government 1 shall continue, as now, responsible lor the redemption of bank notea. The Baltimore plan simply takes the law ac it linds it. It makea a change in ttie manner of reimbursing the govern ment for the redemption of failed notes. The only question is whether the sug geeted change puts the government to ' any greater risk. This is a question of | mathematics. It is to he answered by | tbe tables of bank mortality iv the past 31 years. Taking up another branch of the question, Mr. White said : "It has been eaid there is no more ' reason why the government should i guarantee tbe notes of a bank than | those of a merchant, a manufacturer or < » farmer. This would be true if the ! notea of the merchant, the manafac | turer aud the farmer were allowed to . circulate aa tuouev, but not otherwiae." Mr. White anuouueed himeelt ia favor of tbe retirement ol legal tender notes, notwitbetandiug the retirement ie not included in tilt Baltimore plnn. He would bave tbem extinguished, not merely temporarily withdrawn, "My reaaon," he said in conclusion, "for desiring the extinction of the legal tender noteß ia that they are a constant menace to bueineaa, in tbat they bave kept political parties in hot water lor 30 yeara and have obetructed progress and reform." At tbe close of Wbite'a statement, be submitted bia bill on tbe Baltimore plan. MR. WUiric's BILL. Following ia a synopsis of the bill, presented by Mr. White: The hrat section provides Uukl DO