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   Alton Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 4, 1890, Alton, Illinois                                ALTON DAILY VOLUME TUESDAY FEBKUAUY 200 Enos ENOS announces that lie has established in a building purchased for the purpose a SANITARIUM for the A Horrible Calamity Occurs at the Capital TRACYS His Wife and Daughter Taken Him Without a Moments from BOTH MEDICAL and His experience during many years has convinced him that all diseases can be managed more successfully in an institution of this under the constant supervision of the and with the aid of means not other wise at than when the patients are seen by their medical advisers at intervals of several hours or The position of the SANITARIUM is and the surrounding are free from all noxious It is readily reached by the Second street horse is near the Union The building io and arrangements are as perfect as is possible from a knowledge of sanitary science and the requirements of such an Electricity in all its forms Oxygen its compounds are provided as may be required by pa in addition to such other treatment as may be deemed A LARGE SOLARIUM For Sun Baths and exercise iu cold and inclement is Each patient is thoroughly examined by and receives hie daily personal FOR THE RECEPTION OF For further information address ENOS at the corner of George and Third KXIKKIEHllE Permanent post tlons Sulnry and Peca llur advantages to Stock with fasMollInu OUTFIT We guarantee wliat we Write ItltOWN This house la I am now ruceiving a large and varied stock of in all tbo prevailing for Spring which I nin prepared to make up in the Tho Hisldiiu of the Secretary of the Navy CatihiH Klre ut an ICurly Ilimr lf the Morning ami llpfore the lIaiiHs are KxtltiKiilshcd llln Daughter anil H Frciuli IHald are llurniil to 1riicy ficnn a Window anil is Siicretiirys VVAHiiiNOTOiN wife of Secretary his youngest daugh and n French as a re sult of u lire in Swrutary Tracys Houso Monday now lie Kocretary Tracy is sufVering from the offeels of Inlial ing smoke tho eldest daughter of Sicrotary Tracy is hi a Kt ini consciotis suffering soreness and a sprained Miss Alice Wilmerd IU years of Secretary Tracys is Buffering from nervous prostration and The First It was about 7 oclock in the morning when flames were seen issuing from tho win dows and roof of Secretary Tracys hand some residence I Tho neighborhood had not yet and all around was Within the residence not a sound was heard except the cracking of Soon tho front door of tlio man lion was opened and two male servants were seen to emerge and run for their Fig ures robed in white then appeared at tho The fire gained headway rapidly and although the fire department responded tho residence was enveloped in flames when Death of Secretary and Tracy occupied the bnck room of the second lira it is was first awakened by the suf focating Secretary Tracy was at thu time and Tracy with he roic devotion attempted to drag the inani mate body of the secretary to tho In this sho partially Halfdazed and blinded by the smoke she opened the win and just as the firemen were put ting up a ladder to rescue her she leaped to the Her Ixjdy was picked with severe internal injuries and a broken She was taken to a neighboring house and without recovering consciousness died within an Rescue of Secretary The ladder which would have saved Tracys liad sho waited but a brief mo ment before leaping to tho was soon placed under tho and strong hands lifted tho body of Secretary Tracy through it and carried him to the The secretary was nt first thought to bj dead but it was discovered that a small spark of life yet Ho was removed to thu resilience of Bancroft Davis nonr and at 11 oclock was reported as though at that time ho had not gained and was of uoursc un aware of the death of his wifo and Miss tho secretarys unmarried occupied the thirdstory front room and met a fate that was terrible to be Miss Tracys Horrible Tho young lady could bo seen at the win dow in the lit that flickered in between GUARANTEEING A Perfect Fit Reasonable Rates and Complete 112 Third In for Are nowReady for Market February and March are the months to sow LAWN Try our own containing all grasses to make a Beautiful 100102 KwHt Hccond AtiKN In Wai ranted QUJCK JAHOIJNK to Lawt Cook live at jauUwly the blinding smoko and clad in a white lur bunds in the altitude of prayer and her face uplifted to Tho flumes gradually hemmed her iu and sho Onally Bank to the only to be recog nized again by her charred A French mot a similar fate In nn adjoining room where her charred and blackened remains wore Wll Secretary Tracys married dauzh and her daughter Miss occupied tho second story front room on the same floor with secretary and Hoth sho and her daughter jumped from tho win dows to tho grass torruco and while tbo shock to both was neither re so far us is now any seri ous Tho Wilmerding lyid her right wrist bad ly Sho is lying and In a ImlfHlazod but is rapidly im proving under Miss Alice IB Buffering from Tho bodies of Tracy and Miss Tracy have been removed to the residence of Attorney General anil Miss Wilmerding nre at Box but will bo taken Io tho residence of Senator Around nil tlicso residences groat croWils an soon as the sad news hpreud and remained all during tho Carriages and messcngerH were stopping at the doors Dun of the a servant nt I lie Tracy man says he WHS up and dressed lioforn 7 oclock and was prepared to go upstairs to clean the He slept in the Just as I was starting upHtairk said n colored man rang tho bull ami toll the but who answered that the was on The butler ran and immediately rushed Imck shouting My the house is on The entire first floor was In ran out the front Wllnmrding and her daughter were at tho front nocond atoiy window screaming for Tho lire department wemed demoralized and both IholadKS slioi tly jump Neither struck on Ihilr bill fell on their of tltu iHiii Chief of the fire ono of the Unit U thu relates his ex as follows 1 paid no attention to thu fire when 1 hoard I burn uciv piHiple lit the J felt my way through tliu to the second floor and found u man In bed in a 1 tried to plrk him up but he WIIK too I managed to drag liim into a lunk where hero wus air anil thiii 1 broke I lu window out uiul cullod to who was in the ul to run iiji a Then they took thu man and It proved to lo tho secro I conlilnt move him any for 1 was Dxhnniitiwl and full to the nwli with I lien I hurl into the smoke mid Hi iiKnln and found a young Mta Mm v Triii they tell nu it and as I caught hold of her unsts to lilt i ami her i Hlie had Ixcii I K1 he Hi she was ul That mi 1 ionld do no alixl 1 Inill thu Injured that Ihuy uro ricovoring as rapidly an Is Hie but tho most plausible ono apjiean to IH that it was tho reimlt of a defective The insurance on tho Tracy house amounts to divided among the following named nompanies and of tho Spring Held of Massachusetts and tho Krnnklin of Tho insurance tho furnl tme is estimated at which is dividw several The fire burned nearly five It being nearly 18 oclock when tho last engine wag The house is completely as sisted by are at work among the ruins wing what valuables the flames did not Ifoililnnl at the President Harrison just returned from tho hflHiiloof 8iorotai y Tracy who ho reports resting as comfortable can bo expoaUd In the About 11 oclock Tracy recovered consclousueHs and ankcul President Harrison whore Tracy Tho president could not answer the Tracy evidently feeling that her escape was almost Is slio dead Still tho president could not answer tho question of his and Tratiy apparently realiz ing the truth from the presidents ut once swooned and remained unconscious for half an Recovering he asked for his Tho president told the sec retary that his was and again Traoy frjcrotary Tracys physicians say that he to out of dan Sad In With Tracy and Miss and Secretary Elaines daugh all lying Secretary Tracy seri ously ill and his Irealth permanently im governmental circles are enshrouded in sadness and President Harrison as soon as he heard of the calamity sent as sistance from tho executive mansion to aid the bereaved and followed to inquire wliat assistance ho could and at this Is still with The members of the with whom Secretary Tracy was very popu were among the first to calL They Were all shocked beyond measure at tho and placed their respective houses at the disposal of tho afflicted The Sucreturyii Benjamin the wife of Secretary of the was in the 60th year of her who was born and brought up in married Mts Catlln in They resided in the place until when they moved to Brook where thuir home has since Threu children have blessed their Two are daughters and the other a Emma the eldest daughter is a widow with one Mra Wihnerding has folded with her family sinoe her hiiabands death and went with them to Frank tho only favors his father in appearance and in his Ho is 80 years old dhd He now lives at and only spends in Washington what time he can spare from his fathers Miss Mary the un married one of the victims of the was like her mother In Sho friends who will be horrified to learn of her dreadful Affairs of the Equltahle NEW Bank Exam iner Cahlll furnished tho press Saturday with a statement of the affairs of the Equit able The assets are commer cial paper of uncertain in Sixth National bank stock of uncertain and a few minor items tl Tho liabilities are due other and a fow other Tho deficiency is therefore but there is also evidence of a liability of In cer tifications which do not appear on the Tho examination is not yet Ex aminer Covell also issued a gtateiuenl of tho Lenox Hill bank it shows total liabil total deft Covoll thinks deposi tors will get 70 cents on tho WASHINGTON supreme court of the United States Monday rendered an through Justice affirming tho judgment of the Third judicial district in the famous Idaho testoath re garding the constitutionality of the tentoath section of the EdmundsTucker polygamy Tho court decides that polygamy and bigamy are ofTnnsoa against mankind and are not proierly jwrt of any religious and that a momjjor of tho Mormon church or any sect that encourages polygamy can not take tho tost oath on applying for regla tratiou to vote without violating the I The Growing Wheat in Illinois and Other HOW THE GROWING GRAIN LOOKS An A Ixiiiil Ant Harvest In Prim poet If Cl tlltlonn IlGnmln Increa of Acreage Condition of tho Amount of the Oriula Still In North western n UeporU reports received ut the department of agrieulttin from its crop correspondents it appears thai tho area seoded to winter whont in the state last fall to be harvested in 1NUO was which in nearly 10 per more tlmn was needed tho year Tho con dition of the crop was novcr more promising on Owing to the winter Ihe seed has grown from tho timo it foil from the drill last fall to the present tho plant 1ms made a vigorous and it is the exception where thu ground IK not notr cnVired from The general condition of the plant IK compare favorably with that of tho 1st of April in average Should the conditions re main fuvorttble until harvest it is predicted that tho average yiold per aero of 1890 will exceed that of any year In thu whoafc grow ing history of the Effect of Water and The recent and overflows have not been NO disastrous to the growing wheat ox had been as reports coming from the immediate sections show that a much less area subject to overflow was seeded last fall than During the phenomiually warm weather In January there was some complaints of ravages by tho fly in the cen tral portion of ttfe but the damage sould not have been as no such com plaints have been heard since the recent cold Some damage is anticipated from vhe wire worm in the southern portion of ijhe state to wheat sown on Amount Needed for Of tho bushels of wheat pro iucod last season it took bushels of jeed the area now covered with the growing rating one and onethird bushels pur acre for seed for home Esti mating four bushels per it requires bushels to bread the people of the state for one Basjd on this there were in the hands of tho producer last harvest of the crop of 1880 bushels of wheat for the outside Value of Lint Years The statistical report of tho state board of agriculture shows that the Illinois coru crop for 1889 aggregated The value of the crop at lii cents par bushel was but it cost toproduce and market it allowing 7 por cent on the investment in tho land on which it was or loss tlmn the In twenty two counties the crop yielded a profit of but in the remaining eighty coun ties there was u loss of if Tho wheat crop of the year yielded a handsome but 1t fell short of tho loss on corn by or THE REPORT The Grain IN Tho Sixth National Muy l WASHINGTON of the Currency Lacy Monday morning tolo grapcd to Bank Examiner Hepburn to per mit tho Sixth National bank of Now York to resume business on pro vided all legal requirements had boon ooin pliud with and the condition of attain wai satisfactory to These instruc tions to Bank Examiner Hepburn were In answer to a telegram from that ofllcer in forming Comptroller Imcey tlmtMr Lelond had paid in and that the bank wan now solvent and would during tho day elect a new board of directors and Dropped Dcuil In n Ilorun Stock ett ono of tho most promi nent and ablo lawyers in the south dropped dead from heart disoaue In a horsu car on Howard street Saturday He won a very strong antislavery man and an ardent and powerful supporter of tho government during the He was a member of tho house of delegates iu IWIl and took u leading part In preventing Maryland from Becoding from tho Ho was a Republican in Murdered Wifo and flur a on Saturday heard that his from whom ho hud biim separated about u was too Intimate with a 10 yearold He went to Kolloys house and shot tho killing him Kelluy fired twice at nor himUuid who then shot ami killed KelleyH wounds wore only He hai not yet boon ap Thinks Cavalry the Doming Ueru of llcor him published an erllu periodical declaring that Cy itlnod to supornedfl mfautry theHe arm of military servlow In u Sleudld Condition with In oreiiHod Mob of the agricultural has boon receiving reports from all sections of the state 06 to the condition of tho winter wheat Without exception they are of tho most gratifying showing that the winter whoat crop of Kansas has never in the history of the state been in such splen did condition at this time of the It is estimated that the acreage for the state has increased 2 por over last Many counties in the wheat belt of northwest Kan sas report that tbo acreage is more than double that of ray previous Million DiitiheU Conservative estimates place the total acreage of wintar wheat at if the conditions remain will make a yield of about surpassing all previous records except tha famous wheat year of There is more njolature in tho soil at this season than at any time within the pout ton Fre quent ralr 8 have fallen duringtho together with tho rerunt heavy it is bollevoJ ulniost insures a bountiful Building Lots for Sale Corner Main and for Eighth and Ninth and Bluff two each for Alton Fifth One Hundred Lots ranging in size from fifty feet front to one hundred feet and all very Prices from on terms to suit One of the nicest residence in Over 100Houses and Lots in different parts of the Call and see I Have Received a large Consignment OP GENUINE HandMade Oriental Which will bo on exhibition and for sale this week only at my This IB n ruro clmneo for pnrtlcs such as nothing of tUoklnl lias ever before boon shown In Third UVER 700 KINDS MD SIZES FROU TO THE OiNUINE IEAR THIS Heart arm or mmwry BOFVIOB in uia f u Nubrunka Wlntor winter crop cutH quite uu uulmportat figure In tho fnrin of tho as but Tory little Iu In tho xistorn border oountles and Bomu In tho southern tier it Is but not Tho wheat crop In Ho kit taof thmnrliig No B Ucu ure ut hand show ing tho cxttmt of crop sown but rujKirUt lliat wbut was BOWU in iu n fair There luw IKHJII but very littlo and tho ground UOH boon for tho groator part of tho tiino and thU returdod the growth of tho wheat Tbo late snow IIOM all and freezing at night and thuwing nt day have sot which In luro tho but the ooiiditlou may bo itatod as Stock In tho Market Record es timates tho whoat In tho northwest plova on Fub 1 at unl naya That incliiilea stocks In all country houttos In MiimcnpolU and tho two and In a of Imshelu from The Kt Paul and Duluth Hihllo locks lust youiat this time were Allowing an eiuiil niuount for pri storage and in transit then OH rhoro weru bushnls of all stocks nt hut Tuitt the iristmt anuiiint if Htoclm of all whoat iu tho three uiirttnvtMt tutus mcnttouod and out of ftinuiTu gran greater than at tills luUi lost Clillfuriilaif KttlMtn SAN Lhroulclos uniuuiry of the raisin yield of OUUorntu or 1SHII nhowb total shipments of an incrooHoof pounds ovor HUH and doublo thu of A WlilnljKnown loritj limn tho conrlti Ion of the morning In the AVBUIIO church Hunday Ottiiio or thu Thuro oru several storlus M to the cauw of tuiiit to adopt the he bo it be too liupt lluuh Iu uiul un old resident of died lust overhauling his his rolatiVM found between and In gold and silver stowed itwuy In various He worked on odd Jobs around the uo uuv he bad any wUlch ho has llllod for thirty the nilnlbtry fortyfour Dvclluing ntnnntli and falling powuru wore tho rea boiiM fur his An limn for Uuorga Ltujninidl liihl JliniMhiy Kave birth to four boyu ami ono Thuy about two and a half pounds each and Are ixurfootly I IIAVENQjHKSITATION IN RKCOMMttNDING Maud Stoves and Hip THEIR HIGH REPUTATION FOR ECONOMY OF ARTISTIC FINISH STAMPS THEM AS THE in tlxo the constant aim of Hit manufacturer inako the very Stove Hint CUM lie TIIKV AUK Sold bjr J FLO Tlipd ToleplioiVe JULIUS RAIfiLE AND WHOLESALE DEALER IN most OIuhiihMl Hrunds of KENTUCKY WHISKIES free uiul in I A fcJPKCHLTY IMPORTED Ilulluml Irisli and Suotch Cherry uiul UlucklieiTy linrdvuux and Rhine HEADQUARTERS or all IdmU of Srhd Culiforuiu Wines mid Hnmdieti in and lotiliH Cuiiii mid IXiuninc the Sluek of Fine Old Wiiiut and LKIUUIH tvrr ulTiiiil In Ihiu uud ut Surprisingly Low and Cheap All Coods diliviMiil o OrdiiH hy niiul will rmivtj otore and Ulfice Fourth and Waro louse on Fourth between Belle and   

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