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DON IN A DILEMMA.
What Dave Littler Knows About
the Silver Poo!.
EVER HIAED OF ITS EXISTENCE,
Wat He Ttoncht a Little of the Metal
for f am if,, Bjit Tot
a the S.lTrr MUl-Tbe Sen.te Settles.
Dowa Another Probably Intrmtn
ble 1U f Wind-Powrr Pensions
Wanted r.r tSO.OOO Veterans.
Washington Cut. Jan. 24 -The special
house commits charged with investigat
ing the aled silver pool continue-i its
investigation yesterday. David T. Littler
of Springfield, 111., whom Senator Veat
bad named a a purchaser of silver, was
ixamined. Littler said he had purchased
silver for himself and for Senator Came
ron, while the silver legislation wa pend
ing. He had bought between $40,000 and
130,000 worth of silver on his own account
He said he had bought silver for Cameron
Ibott tl0G,UuG worth). This was shortly
sfter Littler made his own investment
fcnd before the silver bill had passed the
senate. He had never bought any silver
for any other senator, representative or
ather government official.
W Xt Doing Ay Lobbing.
He had met Senator Cameron and had
talk with him about matters in general.
nd during the conversation the subject of
iiler came up, and he told the senator
that he had purchased silver, and thought
.twasa good investment. He had also
talked with Senator Vest, and with other
persons abont the silver question, bnt de
nied that be had talked with these gentle
men with a view to encouraging them to
purchase silver, or to influence legislation
with repsr.1 to it. 1 he silver he purchased
for Cameron was in the form of ex
shange on Calcutta, the same as his own
individual purchase. The witness denied
attending any conference on the silver
question while in Washington.
Thou "Rasrals' of the Pre.
Littler said be was very much provoked
by some published reports to the effect
that he was in Washington City to infln
ence silver legislation, and denounced
them as unqualified lies. Referring to the
published statement that he had promised
to come to Washington and "show the
rascals up," he said he might have made
the statement, but if he did he referred
not to congressmen, but to the newspaper
men who were sending these reports
throughout the country. He denied hav
ing any connection with, or knowing of
any silver pool, and he did not believe
tht one existe'i. His silver investment
paid him Ktweea ttf.000 and fT.OOO. Sena
tor Cameron's gain, be thought, was be
tween f l.iHtO and tl.500.
The Subject Broached by "Don."
Replying to a question, he said that his
acquaintance with Mr. Owenby, who gave
the information on which Correspondent
Stevens Wsed his article in The St. Louis
Globe Democrat, was limited, and he did
not know Owen by 's reputation. In reply
to a question as to whether he had aked
Senator Cameron to let him purchase sil
ver for him, or if Senator Cameron had
eome to him in connection with the mat
. ter, Littler said that, as he recollected it,
the senator had come to him and said:
Dave, I want you to buy me some silver."
In conclusion, the witness said ihut he had
talked to Senator Vest about the silver
question in the same manner he had talked
to others about it, but while he might
have expressed the opinion that silver
would advance, he had never tried to in
duce any of them to purchase silver.
I'yon Ignored Hedenben;.
Representative Payson said that while
the legislation was pending he was ap
proached by J. V. Hedenberg, of Chicaso,
who asked him if he thought a free coin
ace bill would pass. The question was
ignored, as were a later letter and a tele
gram pu:tins the same question. After
ward he met Hedenberg again, who aked
him why he had not replied to his ques
tions, i'iiysou "told him that i retued to
give my opinion on pending legislation to
l-C'ilators. Hedcub. rg then exhibited
certain cvrtiScates and wanted me to in
vent. They were issued bv some loan and
trust company in New Vork city. I re
fused to invtsi. Later I hesrd that he
hail fon.ved some kind of pool."
THE DEBATE IN THE SENATE.
It Looks as Though It Would Last Till
the Crack of Doom.
Vashi'uton" ClTV, Jan. 24 The strug
gle in the senate plodded ita wenry way
yesterday, aud the only t Ling tic v-.-loped
waa the fact that the Democrats will, un
less some ruling of the chair stops them,
proceed against the cloture resolution in
the same maimer that they fought the
election bill by talking it to death if
possible. Gorman refu-ed to assent to a
Tote being taken to-day or to-morrow,
when Aldrich proposed that plan, and
Stewart, had the floor at adjournment to
speak against the bill. Cockre'.l had the
floor when the senate convened and he
rang the changes on Hoar's article in The
Youth's Companion, calling attention to
what he insisted was their ntter incon
sistency with that senator's position now.
Hoar Orawa a Parallel.
Hoar, being allowed by Cockrell to say a
few words, asked that, supposing four of
the nine members of the United Slates su
preme court were to oppose the decision
of a case by relieving each other, and read
ing opinions indefinitely, thus and for
that purpose preventing the court from
arriving at a decision, would it not be con
sistent with the fullest freedom of dis
cussion if the court put a stop to such ob
struction Cockrell resumed his speech.
His principal objection, as stated, was tc
the clause which prevents any amend
ment being offered, and Frye expressed a
willingness to have that changed. Teller
bad heard that a coup d'etat was to be
sprung on the senate, and wanted to know
when. Aldrich disclaimed any such pur
pose, and said nothing had been done, nor
would be done, without the consent of the
Gorman Wants a Black Lion.
Gorman said that the day would come
when the senate would unanimously or
der a black line drawn around the pages
of Thursday's journal, and had a slap at
the vice president, whose "reputation for
intelligence as a presiding officer and for
fairness as a presiding officer he had yet to
make." Gray regretted that the election
bill had been put aside when the debate
thereon had "been proceeding to the edifi
cation of the senate and country, and in
giving a list of Republican papers which
opposed the election bill, cited The Den
ver Republican, which .teller saw was a
leading paper of Denver.
Diamond Cat Diamond.
Ita proprietor. Teller said, was Mr. Hill,
who bad been appointed by the president
eceotly to an Important position. Gray
as glad the paper bad the imprimatur
f the president Wolcott arose to say a
word against the election bill when Sand
! cruelly asked him if Hill was a good
man. (Wolcott was on the point a few
iays a;a of "mating war" on the presi
dent for appointing HilL) Wolcott replied
that H.11 was formerly a member of this
body. Gray then proceeded to criti
cize the word "cloture," a "foreigner.
as he said, which should never be made
citiiea of this country, and so it went on
until the recess at 6 p. m.
The Latest Reform Platform
Washington Citt. Jan. 24. Toe Fwa
ers' Alliance and labor organizitioas' dele
gates, in conference here, yesterdir adops-a-i
and agreed upon resolitions asths
basis of action under their proposed con
federation. The resolutions call for the
abolition of national banks as bauks of is
sue, and demand the issuance of legal ten
der treasury notes in sufficient volume to
meet the needs of the business of the
country, without favor or especial advant
age to any class or calling: favor govern
ment loans to the people at 2 per cent in
terest upon non-perishable product and
also upon real estate: demand free and
unlimited coinage of silver; favor a grad
uated income tax; national coutroi and su
pervision, and if it do-s no remove exist
ing abuses, then government a! ownership
of the telegraph and r.i.lro-ids
Th Conir-ev.iiir.al jnmj!-y.
Washikuton t'JTY. J hi .'4 lb the house,
on demau i of Iirvekiuiiii.r ol Arkansas,
the journal was -re id in full, and after
some debate was r. proved. TLera were
some sharp passage ictwetn xh-a speaker
and Cooper of Indiana, ero;vin out of a
point of order by M villi-?;- in a resolu
tion oflVred by Cooper limt'tiu the com
mittee iuvH;ig:itin n p ii.o:i bureau
to report the reviiuti. : to : h - L;ise. The
re-'oluti-jn via finihy rv;- vio 1. aad re
ferred to the c.'P.i.M.tt . i rult-s. Tna
h. :-? tljeu v.-.;:.-. r vi. !.i're:i of the
whole on th naval a::r ipnatioa bid,"
bnt without action on it a!j mrned.
The senate passed the entire day discus.
injr the cloture rula. Cockrrll and Gray
addressed the senate in opposition to it.
and without action a recess was taken tt
1 1 o'clock to day.
The Perfidious Briton.
Washington Citt. Jan.. Daring the
debate on the naval appropriation bill yes
terday Lodge declared that his only objec
tion to it was that it did not go far
enough. Xo one who had observed the
progress of negotiations oa the Behring
sea question could doubt for a moment
that they hung unsettled by the last, and
by this administration, because Great
Britain knew that the forts and sea port
sities of the United States lay at the mercy
ol her cruisers.
An Appeal for More Pensions.
Washington Citt. Jan. 24. A delega
tion of the Grand Army of the Republic
consisting of Gen. Veazy, commander-in-chief;
CoL Blue, of Kansas, and Gen.
Emory, of this city, appeared before
tiie house committee on invalid pensions
yesterday in behalf of a bill providing for
a service pension, intended for the 250,000
soldiers of the class whose cases were not
reached by the act of June last.
Senator Hearst Prebably Dying.
Washington Citt, Jan. U. A change
for the worse occurred in Senator Hearst's
condition yesterday, and late last night
his physicians reported h:s condition
critical in the extreme. There is now lit
tle or no hope of his recovery, although
the end may not come for several days.
Wants Official Information.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23. Anderson
of Kansas has introduced in the house a
resolution calling on the interstate com
merce commission for information con
cerninzthe agreement recently mads by
lines ope rating west of Chicago.
Selectfd Two Public Knildin Sites.
Washington Citt, Jan. 24. Secretary
Windom yesterday selected Market
square, Burlington, Iowa, and Court
House sqn-ire, Ashland, Wis., as sites for
public building.-, in those cities.
SCANDAL IN AN IOWA TOWN.
Grave Charges Against a Professor in the
Cedae Rapids. Ia., Jan. 24 Quite a
sensation has developed at Solon, a town
on the Burlington road south of here.
For some time the largest girl pupils at
tending the public schools had been com
plaining that Professor Sullivan had been
making improper advances toward them,
and an investigation was about to be
mide. when Sullivan left town. It then
developed that he had been intimate with
Miss Bertha Fisher, one of his pupils, for
several months. Her father at once
staited in pursuit, but could leara nothing
of his whereabouts. Yesterday morning
Sullivan returned. Nothing has been
done yet. but arrest will probably be made
soon. The people are much excited, as
Sullivan has a wife and two small chil
dren. British Parliamentary Notes.
London, Jan. 24. Parliament convened
Thursday and the first notice given was
by Parnell, who said he would call atten
tion to the execution of the crimes
act in Tipperary. Yesterday Webb,
anti-Parnel.ite, to show th; "arnell
Ls still out in the cold with a por
tion of the parliamentary party, gave
notice that a month hence McCarthy
would call attention to the crimes act
and move a resolution. Howorth, Con
servative, asked in the bouse whether a
promise by a candidate to employ only
unionists hereafter, instead of non-union
labor, was not a violation of the corrupt
A Glass Trust in Working Order.
Pittsburg. Jan. 24. The formation of
a glass tableware trust, including most
of the Pittsburg table-ware manufao
facturers, has been completed, and is in
working order. The combination, with
one or two exceptions, includes the Pitts
burg, Ohio and West Virginia factories.
The first thing that will probably be done
by the new combination will be the clos
ing dowu of about 50 per cent, of all tv
bleware factories about the 15th of Feb
ruary until such time as the condition of
trade will warrant resumption.
Death of a Valuable fetal! lo.
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 24. A dispatch
from Hornellsville Bays that the young
Btallion Certainty, owned at the Empire
City stock farm at Cuba, is dead. He was
owned by William Simpson, of New York
city, and was valued at $20,000.
Bradlaagh 6 offers a Relapse.
London, Jan. 24. Bradlaugh has had a
relapse and his friends are anxious.
RAX IN THE FAMILY
A Mar ia of Fear of Being Buried
. Alive. .
THE CURIOUS CASE OF DR. HETJSEB.
According to Hit Directions Bis Heart I
Taken Oat After Death and His Ashe
DlstriLuted Among His Friends A
Ghastly Incident of His Life He
Drives a Knife Through HI. Wife's
Heart Afler Her Deceaoe The Family
Baltimore, Md., Jan 24. The body of
Dr. Charles F. Heuser, who died at 214
South Sb rp street, Wednesday morning,
was ;rematI at loudon Park yesterday.
He was a well-known physician and apoth
ecary. The circumstances connected with
his?h-it!y directions for the disposal of
his remain make his story an J that of
his Limi! j a very remarkable one. Dr.
Heuser left a will in which he requested
that hts teart be taken from his body in
the presence of witnesses on the day of his
death, an 1 that his remains be afterwards
cremated, the ashes to be distributed
among his friends. The strange clause
concerning the heart of the dead physician
caused o -newhat of a sensation, but his
friends resolved to carry out hu wishes as
nearly as possible.
The Reason for the Mutilation.
A numter of physicians and surgeons
declined to mutilate the corpse of theii
dead irietd, but Thursday Dr. BernirJ T.
Moyer. in the presence of a few friends, re
moved tLe heart from the body. Then re
placing it, the remains were made ready for
cremation The abes will be disposed of as
directed lit the will. The strmire request
of the physician is accounted for by one
who kn?w him well from the fact that he
hvl eutert ine! a horror of being buried
alive. He often talked on the subject, and
bis fear of premature burial was increased
after a talt be had some time ago with a
Virgin; physician, who said that in a
nurulfc-r of causes he had seen corpses disin
terred wh ch showed that the persons had
come to life after burial. Some of the
bodies wer drawn up iu the coffins or lay
on their sides dreadfully contorted.
Drove a Kiif into His Wife's Heart.
Resolved upon escaping premature
burial by having his body cremated, he
determine! to avoid the possibility of be
ing burned alive by the singular expedient
mentioned A circumstance that adds ad
ditional interest tj the singular ceremony
is the fact : hat Dr Heuser, after his wife's
death some years ago, drove a knife into
ber heart to protect her from the possi
bility of leiog immured alive. He had
frequently toil th; story of this affvir
himself, ac 1 said it was tha most terrible
duty he ev r had to perform, to thrust the
cold steel ii.to the bosom of the woman he
lored, as she lay on the bier bjfora him;
yet be could cot think of letting her run
the awful r.sk of coming back to lifa in
W.s "Eret in the Bone."
Another singular circumstance is that
many ot' Dr leaser's family have had
their hearts pierced or their veins and ar
teries cut a: ter death. The fear of prema
ture burial seems to have pervaded the
whole family and led to the utmost precau
tions bein: taken to insure escape from
such a fate. None of them, however, ex
cept the do tor have been cremated.
PAT L FIRE AT BUFFALO.
Two Mec Killed aud 5O0,000 la Prop
Buffalo, X. V., Jan 24. Fire last
evening wts .discovered in the cutting
rcom of L Marcus k Son, wholesale cloth
in in the I uiidiag ovined and scupied
by Warner l.ri & Co, at the
corner o' Terrace scl Pearl streets.
The fSaine-i rajizdly rpreud ii.to the
store of Zlr.hem & Harris, wholesale
tlothir.g. T'Kl doer, and Darlin A: Sholes'
chthin cease adjoining. All of the
above place were totally de-troy ed. The
total loss is e-tiated at between H-iO.O'.O
( aujl t I'nder Falling Walls.
After ta' l:re was gotten under control
a wail sudiieniy feii. Fireman Fiher, of
the fire department, was causnt and in
sr.iutly killed. Fin man Murphy had
Lis leg Irokeu; Fireman Hart,
of engine 12. recen-sl a frac
tured skull, and died later. The
fire commissioner was struck in
the face by flying U-ams and serioujdy in
jured. Five or six other firemen were se
verely injured. Jacob Snyder, pipeman of
enginr 4. taken out of iiie I'eurl street
side of the r.ULi Fisher was fore maa of
Destroy id a Historical Building.
MorkIsTovn, X. J., Jan. 24. Thursday
the ice in Speedwell lake bt-gan to break
up. A great volume of water swept over
the dam and in a short time a break was
made. A little later the dam gave way
and carried with it the eld iron foundry
formerly owned by Stephen VaiL the
builder of t he first steam vessel to cross
the Atlantic. In this building Morse's
telegraph instrument was stationed when
the first message over a telegraph wire
was sent to Iiotou in 18. The building
was an auUtj lated wooden structure.
Bob Foi-d in a Shooting Scrape.
Walsestjuimj, Cola., Jan 24. Bob Ford,
the slayer o? Jesse James, and J. D.
Horden, a saloonkeeper, engaged in a
shooting scrape here Wednesday night.
They were so close together that each man
was trying to knock the other's gun out
of the way. Harden was shot in the
shoulder and in the hand and Ford was
hit in the foot , besides being badly burned
about the face with powder. The men
quarreled over a game of craps. Neither
is daneerousl-r hurt.
Priest Doing Good Work.
London, Ji n. 24. The priests are said
to be doing m ire than the government for
the relief of misery in western Ireland.
Many charitable persons put their contri
butions direct ly into the hands of the local
clergy, and the latter are also giving of
their private means liberally and unosten
tatiously. Bt t for the priests many deaths
from starvatu n would have been cbroni
cled. The sufTering is most acute and on
A chill Island the people are again with
Prominent Railway Men Indicted-
Minneapolis, Minn,, Jan. 24. The Jour
nal declare? tjositiveiv that John M Ean
president and general manager of the Kan
sas Citv raid, and C. U. Hold rid cn-
- ' e
eral agent, have been indicted by the
ua.ie i uuiies ranu jury ior violating sec
tions 2 and 3 of the interstate commerce
law prohibit it g discrimination iu rates.
xo arrests nai e men maue, as r-nn ana
Holdridge are both ia the east.
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Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are suitable for Xmas present.
and builders' hardware.
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