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Logansport Pharos (Newspaper) - February 4, 1890, Logansport, Indiana y f LOGANSPOBT DAILY NO 240 4 1890 15TH YEAB JOHN BRAYS Corner On tne following Standard Corsets IX Warners Corsilioe Tandem Good Luck Health Nursing Perfection Waist Dr Balls Kabo Corset ThompBonB Glove Fitlinj Corset Duplex Corset Warners Musses Corset Corset above excel corsets are every partic PITILESS FLAMES Awful Scenes at the Capital of der and engines to put out the flames M j S thu brands of in the Nation SORROW FOR SECRETARY TRACY Tracy had been Mm McKee daughter of the pres eives the following account of Mrs Eracys death The president reached the unfortunate Iladys couch soon after she was to tho little frame house m which she her eyes for a moment in f in a I lent Tracy looked long n their power and called to her that in a presidents face and q minute the firemen would be there with the h still clasped in REVISING A CREED Vote Reached in the York Presbytery New l few Inches and His Wife and Daughter Lose Their Lives and He Himself Barely Escapes adders IWrs ai Again the woman applied herself to the task before her and again succeeded in raising the window a couple or more inch Now the excitement below was almost i controllable as from the street it could D l OPEHA 110U3E DOIAN Jutt One Friday Evening Feb 6th Thompson Opera Company 40ARTISTS40 tho Greatest ComicOpera Success of Ke cent i oars PAfiHAf then paused MM Tracya Maid Burned Into tTnreeoj nlxaMo Wife and Mother IOSCH tier life In ft Heroic Effort to Save Her Ae eount of tUc of Marie Her UnavBlliiiB and Pitiable Effort to and tor Serlooly Taken to the White HouiwA Peculiar Colracl denco llecnlled WASHMOTOS CITY Feb since tha fatal id of July nino years ago when the bullet of the assassin Guitcau strode down President Garfield has there been so much excitement in this city as there was early yesterday morning when it be camo known that the house of Secre tary of the Navy Tracy bad been de stroyed by fire and that his wife his BENJAMIN F TRACY daughter and one his servants had perished in the flames while his other daughter aud bis grandchild received severe nnd perhaps fatal iiajnr worn and white nightrobes in more intense relief At last moning all her strength in one desperate sum applied herself wmdow nnd it went np more than half way to the and it went up mo top She stood before the open if transfixed for one brief casement as moment and below alighting on her side Still living lnt Hope It was Mrs Tracy A cry of horror swept cry so mournful that it was the sight ot which the warm palm whose touch had for anin Etaut roused A DEVOTED WIFES HEROISM The Secretarys Wife Died Trylug to Save Her Husband It was not until the excitement had some what subsided that the trus cause of Mrs Tracys desith was discovered and it was found that she had died while performin on act of rare heroism It is evident that Mrs Tracy and the secretary were roused by tlie cry of fire and they n imminent peril they were in the secre tary attempted to Isad his wife down the stais and o at of the front door But at the head of the stairs he was overcome by the smoke and Hell in a stupor The position m which he was found shows tbat his wife a delicate woman and but just recovered from a sevore illness had attempted to drag her husband back to tha bodroom so as to take him to tho window and give him air and tho MOKE THAN TWOTHIRDS 1CAJOMTY Declare for the Elimination of Calvin Utlc to love of God a Threat from the Clerjy Nearly ITaan iinons for tlie Movement jSfEW YORK Feb a larger Attendance at yesterdays session of New York presbytery that any time since the de bate began Dr McCracken moved for the adoption that part of the report which relates to historic and personal ties Thil was adopted That part of the report which reads desiro only such changes as seem 1 urgently needed and generally asked amended adding to it theiie words to The First Important Clerk Hoadley then read the first graph which is as follows We the third chapter after tho be to include these tklRgs Dewenter We to ns wit HATTER para desire that W fl JOHNSON President J P JMSSON NATIONAL BANK tt ronea smoke and ael which caused her death h J baanceand in thinkthat from flro or her enfeebled condition was cover herself in time to prevent trophe When Tracy tell a score ot willing bands were ready to carry her to a place of safety She was still living but the doctors saw that she was mortally wounded and that she could not long sur vive her injuries She appeared to be semi conscious of her surroundings but to be suf fering untold agony Marie Tracys Frightful Death The tragedy which occurred in the rear of Ihe house was duplicated by one of even in the6 third story the figure a young woman Her FURNITURE prices tho Lowest OUR DESIGNS flRE Non but tho best workmanship al liwwl to leave our salesroom 302 UbSt FINE PERFUMES FOR THE PAR YINS 12lh Street Drug Store REAL at Sixty acres of the oM Burnett farm J105 per acre on easy piiymeDts Lois alongside of Johnsons addition 3150 per lot on easy payments oilier lots nml upwards A desirable residence ou cast Broad way A desirable residence on east JSortU street A desirable residenci on Westside Two residences on Ohio street A desirable residence sit 802 Spear street 9J Acres in Eastern IoT trade farms for city property cheap residence on cast Broadway Market snd Spear streets For trade an orange grove in Florida For trade ft Rood horse and carriage for lots DTor trade farms for all Vinds of mer chandise For particulars enquire of M M GORDON Pension and Real Estate Agent Elliott Block Logansport Ind The tragedy was of such an appalling nature that it aroused tho most intense sym pathy for tho unfortunate secretary and caused almost a suspension of business in all the government departments The various secretaries neglected their duties to render assistance as was in their power to their unfortunati colleague and tho senate as u mark oE sympathy to tho dead adjourned immediately after convening A Fatal Belay tlio Outset Secretary Tracy occupied a threestory aacl basement house on I street between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets It is a spacious r3sidence and was formerly the property of Paymaster Bacon of tho navy Wheu Mr Dickinson was postmaster general ha rented and when Gen Tracy bocame secretary of tho navy he purchased the prop erty A few minutes before T a lettercar rier went past tho house ou his clailj rounds The house then from all outward appear I ances looked as solid as it ever had The man continued on his way to the letterbox on the corner of Seventeenth street and then returned tho same way ho had come On his second trip past the house ho no ticed a tiny wreath ot smoke curling up from the front window on the first floor He looked nt that little cloud of innocent gray so as to make sure that his eyes had not deceived him aud then called tho attention of a passing milkman to the strange sight Both suspected flre and both ran to giro the alarm This delay was fatal Had they instead oi turning in the alarm first let tbo family or some of the servants know that tho house was on flre in all prob ability thore would have been no lives lost A rolieumtui Gives tlio Alarm Policeman Cattell was walking up Seven teenth street shortly after the above events took placo when he saw flames on I street and quickening his pace he reached the sec retarys bouse only to Bnd that it was burn ing fiercely Without loss of time ho cleared tho front steps at a bound and commenced to pull the toll at tho samo time pounding on tho door with all his might But there was no answor to his repeated summons and the door resisted all his efforts to force a pass ago Thoflro was gaining headway every moment and seeing that delay would like ly bo fatal he rushed to tho basement door to try and force his way in there Greatly to his surpriso bo that door unlocked and standing ajar and pushing it open he at once entered tho basement The lower story e face pressed closely against the glass of the flames which window illumined by the flames which to cios to her tbat ths pfp t wTdered how she could stand there and not parish from the was turned upward as if in supplication while from the motion of her lips it was plain that she was askmg at tho throne of grace help wtach could not be given her by man It was maddening to They do not had inhaled any of the smoke and are of the belief that tho distance from tho second story to tho ground was not great enough to have caused her death had she not first ruptured a vital artery Mrs Tracy sacrified horself to save her husband Taken to tlio TThlte House Tha bodies of Mrs and Miss Tracy were taken to the White Houso yesterday after noon where they were laid in the East room in the presence of President Harrison and svife and a number of official gentlemen with wives Mrs Harrison placed upon the casket cortaining the remains of Mrs Tracy bunch off ragrant lilies while upon the nthor coiiu was placed a bunch of white roses Harrison was followed by Mrs Morton who laid a lovely cluster violets upon the Basket containing the disfigured re mains of Miss Tracy There was not a dry eye in tho East room at that moment A Peculiar Coincidence recalled that on March 1 1S44 are It is the eiven ner uv iiuiw think that strong and ablebodied men should be standing there in safety on the street and still be unable to render her the least ance And yet what could they do The room where the girl stood was at least thu tyfive feet from the ground There was no a ladder in sight and there was no means of reaching her Tlie Flre iricntl Victorious They called to her at tho toy ol their voices to be of good cheer and that assist ance would soon be at hand and yet they felt in their hearts that if the ladders weie not there at once no human power would be of avail At last after what seemed like an eternity although really it had taken lew timetUan is required to tell it tho girl left her place at the window and was seen uo more The moment she left a shudder ran through the frames ot the observers lor they guessed what would be the fate of the young woman who had so bravely and calm ly faced death without a cry They knew that she would attempt to force her way through the flameenvoloped stairs and per ish As was afterward shown thenpredic tion had proved only too true Mrs unil latiisltcr Then the window of the second story front room was thrown open and there appeared at the opening a woman and a young girl the latter not more than 14 years old It was evident that they contemplated the dan eerous expedient of leaping and the crowd now almost frenzied with excitement cried to them not to think of doing so The elder woman was Mrs Wilmerding daughter of the secretary and tha child was hers Alice the pet of the secretary of the navy She is a beautiful little girl and clad only m her nicht robe as was her mother she stood without the slightest trace of fear on her face and seemingly more intent on cheering up her mother than in thinking about the danger which encompassed her The Engines at last but Too 4t last the clang of the bells announced to the crowd that the engines and hook and ladder companies had arrived But it was too late Mrs Wilmerdings courage had failed her and thinking that to stay where only violent death in a cabinet took place when a gun on the warship Princeton ex ploded during a fete on the Potomac near i nt Sitflttt Washington City killing Secretary of State Upshur Secretary of War Gilroer Mr Maxey an exforeign minister and several marines Tbo bodies ot EUGENE ritAGER Prcs and GenI Manager all the the victims were laid in state East room where the body of President Harrison had lain a few years before It Js thus recalled by the superstitious that it was during the term of the presidency to which Gen Harrison was elected that this first great cabinet disaster occurred Another phase of the coincidence is tlie fact that the year 1844 was also a grip or influenza year the frightful tragely on the Potomac mark ing the end of the epidemic Origin of the Ifiro The lire is believed to have been started by defectivo heating apparatus The building was valued at about and its con tents at tSOOO SAT DOWN RELIC Inipor salv in Christ Jesus provided for all and to 1 preached to every creature Amendments Offerea anil Bejected Dr Paxton moved to strike part of this section alter the chapter for which ho intended to otter a substitute Much discussion followed Ob jections were raised on all sides Dr Shearer moved that the vote on this change be taken by calling the roll Boll was called and the amendment lost by a vote of 56 to 29 Dr Hall thenoffered as a substitute recommend that the general assembly should it see proper formulate a brief explanatory amine them footnote disclaiming the interpretation said to ba put on certain portions of chapter third to the alleged harm of the truth and of the Presbyterian church Dr Hall hoped all would agree to this but the words were hardly out of his mouth when Dr Crosby arose and said the only ob jection he had to tho amendment as offered by Dr HnM is his plan of using the lovo ol God as a footnoto Thex applause that followed this remark caused the moderator to call th j presbytery to order with tho injunction tbat he would adjourn tbo session if tha applause was re peated The vote was then taken on Dr Halls amendment and it was to 4 Infants and Heathen The original motion to accept the section was carried Section 2 relating to infants dyin in infancy and damnation of heathens was carried A vote was then taken on tlio three sections combined tlie third being only a statement that there were other points that should be revised but the presbytery would confins its suggestions to the third and tenth chapters The vote resulted in tha adoption oE tho three sec tions by a vote of 03 to 43 Dr Charles Hob inson gave notice that he and others would protest against the action ot tho presbytery Cliicago Almost tluanlmous CHIC 400 Feb At its session yesterday the Chicago presbytery voted nearly unani mously in favor of revision of the confession Of faith DEPOSIT VAULTS Safes in this absolutely Burglar and Fire Proof Vaul depositor Safes are fitted with all modern Im cordially invite the public to call and ex O enerJS iii Loqcmsport Brewing HI iju i t 111 USlnsurebspeeSdygarnf wagbnfn the to supply Tlie Quarts dozen Pints TOC Quarts Export per dozen Pints Send in your Orders Telephone No 4O BREWING DOWNY a she was meant certain death she preferred nil part of the honso was freo from smoke and flre A Bviive Officers TiVork But ou tho ilrst floor tho smoke was so dense that ho could hardly make his way through it Finding tho stairs that led to tho second floor ho started up without a thought of tho danger only intent on saving life On the second floor in front were two large rooms which were occupied by Mrs Wilmenlmg Secretory Tracys married daughter aud her little girl next to these a spare room end in tho rear tho bedroom of Secretary aud Mrs Tracy Adjoining this was o bathroom As tho officer stepped from tho stairs to entor the rear room which was tho nearest to him he hnlf fell over the prostrate body of a man It Secretary Tracy Cattell made desperate efforts to drag him to tho window of tho back bedroom But the man was heavy and the officer was al to risk everything by leaping into the street below Giving her daughter a gentle push the girl was seen to pass through the win dow and fallen tho soft grass parking m front of the house and the next moment Mrs Wilmerding followed It was impossi ble at that time to say how badly hurt they were Both seemed to be suifering severely Mrs Wilmerding had dislocated her wrist and shoulder Alice was bruised and con tused and it was found later that she had injured her spine although she had bortie up bravely all day It is feared she may be a cripple for life while some apprehension is felt also for her mother Informed of His Bereavement Secretary Tracy had been taken to the res idence of Mr Bancroft Davis where it was found that he was suffering from the inhala tion of smoke The doctors f isar that he may have a recurrence of the attack of pneu monia from which he waa just recovering Supreme Conrt Ucciclcs nil trnt Mormon Case WASHINGTON CITY Feb 4JA decision was rendered by tha supreme court yester day which indirectly involves the question of religious liberty and what that phrase means the United States Directly the decisioti was on the constitutionality of the test oath of Idaho which requires citizens cf Idaho to make oath when they apply to register as voters that they are not biga mists or polygamist do not teach advise or encourage bigamy or polygamy and that they are not members oE any order winch practices or encourages such teachmgs Upon this point the court declares that the statute prescribing the test oath is not a law respecting a religious establishment that bigamy and polygamy are crimes by the laws of tha United States tind of Idaho To call tha advocacy of these crimes a tenet of religion is an insult to common senso Some Notions Not The court refers to religious freedom as follows It is assumed by counsel of the pe titioner that because no mode of worship can be established or religious tenets enforced in this country therefore any form of wor ship may be followed and any tenets how held ENGINEER NEVILLES DEATH Caught by tlie Toot Faces His for Two Hours PEORLA His Feb oclock last evening an O I and W freight train left Pcoria for Pekin When going over the first span of tho bridge which connects Pekin with Peoria it went down with tho engine and three cars heavily laden with freight killing two men instantly A third man waa caught under tho wreck with his head above water and men went to work to save him After working for two hours the engine sud denlv toppled over and death claimed the poor fellow He was Engineer Neville ol Urbana Ills The other two dead are Fire man OBrien and Brakeman Lewis also ot TJrbaua Dittmans Deatli an Accident PHILADELPHIA Feb 4The jury in tha case of Banker Dittman who disappeared Dec 11 and whose body was found in tho Schuylkill Jan 20 rendered a verdict yesterday accidental death by drowning Dealer In tho Running Tlio Weatlier We May Eipect WASHISOTON CITY Feb lThe fnr thirt Sowing Machine Examine this Popular Ma chine before buying Sold on terms to suit by Robert B Wtiitsett 529 BROADWAY are the weather indications for thirtysixhoura ever destructive of society may bo and advocated if asserted to be a part of the religious doctrine of those advocating and practicing them But nothing is further from the truth While legislation for the establishment of a religion is forbidden and its free exercise permitted it does not fol low that everything which may be so called can be tolerated Crime is not the less odiou because sanctified by what any particular sect may designate as religion Justice Field read the opinion WEST MUSTJpO TIME of TUe Chicago Times Ile srly The fnsert a Trial CHICAGO Feb Judge Grinnell yester day afternoon overruled Jame3 the motion for a J TVest exrnau BA K1HKGEU HOOKS YSTHA1N ady reeling the effects of breathing the heavily charged air Struggle as he did with ail his might it seemed alrcost impossi ble for him to accomplish his purpose and yet he stuck to it with oil tha grim determi nation of a hero to die at bis post but not to give up until be himself was stricken down He had a desperate struggle and could not have reached the window being on the point of giving up when stalwart Lieut Guy the police force and Chief Parr in of I the fire department burst into the room and carried the two victims into the open air Then for the first time it was learned that the man for whom Cattell had nearly sacri ficed his life was none other than the secre tary of the navy A TERRIBLE SCENE OUTSIDE The to Death of Mrs 183 Broadway Calls Promptly fco JUT or Nigh But while Cattoll was proving himself a hero Bcenes were transpiring outside in full view if the great throng which had gathered which froie their blood and made strong men thed IMTS They had wen three women 1MP to what seemed certain death and they had a fourth slowly burn up white they there powerless to help or in any way riwdw UBtttance It seemed an intermina the firemen arrived and the oLs who had congregated on H rtrwt in rear o the boun while waiting for lad troublesome matter His first inquiry was for his wife and daughters The presi dent was at his bedside aud was too much overcome to answer The secretary persisted however and finally the president told him the whole of the sad story Mr Tracy swooned when he learned it and remained unconscious for half an hour AVhen he re covered his grief was pitiabla Tha latest news from his bedside is that he was resting pietly and sleeping All his relatives have jrived in the city Tiro Victims Foomd The firemen now got to wort and soon the flames were attacked by torrents of water the ladders were put in place and the search or bodies begun On the landing of the sec ond floor at the foot of the stairs they came upon the body of Miss Jlarie Tracy show ing that when she turnijd away from the window she had attempted to go down the stain and had been overcome by the smoke She was dead when found Her body was slightly burned but the doctors say that she was suffocated before she bmrned On the third story the firemen f ovnid ihe body of Josephine Morrell Mrs Tracys maid It was so terribly burned that it could not be The Times and imposed sen in accordance with the ver dict of the jury five years in the penitentia ry and a fine of West was convicted of fraudulently overissuing stock of The Times company Thirty dajjs ore given in which to file a bill of exceptions It is un derstood this will ba done by Thursday moraine which time tail will be given Last evening the prisoner was occupying a cell in tha debtors departmsnt of the jail from 8 p m yesterday For weather except local rains in northern por tion southerly winds slight changes perature For IllinoisFair weather i em portion local rains in northern winds warmer in southern portion er MichiganLocal showers slightly warmer southerly winds For Wisconsin and Upper MichiganWarmer weathcrr southeasterly winds occasional rains For IowaLocal rains warmer weather southerly winds THE BALLOTBOX CONTRACT Gov Campbell of Ohio Tells What If Knows of tlie Jfraud WASHINGTON Crrr Feb laallot box contract investigators got to work again yesterday and Gen Rrosvenormade a state ment in which he complained of The Cincin nati Commercial Gazette which he said was indulging in unnecessary and severe criticism on the method of investigation LJELNRMANN Tbe Tailor 3O8 BROADWAY Between 6th and THE MARKETS CmCAOO Feb Produce Elgin toe creameries dairies packing stock finest freah J Beauty ot Hebron perbn It is a fact well known to pigeon cier that the two IOd by almost invariably produce female Some curious cxperimeota M to whiclx of the eggs produce tbo and which the female have resulted te showiiit that the first egg Uld to OK female and tbo eeconri the male Representative Butterworth appeared before th3 committee and for himself and every other congressman whose names appeared in the forged contract denied the statements that any one of them desired me investigation shut off They all he said de manded that it be full and complete Repre entative J B Whiting repudiated the signa ture purporting to be his on the contract a document of which he had no knowledge Governor Statement ness was Governor Campbell Board of trade quotations follows WheatNo 2 closed 75Wc Starch opened cloecd Tt ranged J I London Times was called signed his name like for trial yesterday morning the announce on the paper He denied any ment was made that the case had been com of any ballotbox contract He promised Farnell gets damages had introduced the ballotboi bill as a favor from The Times and his secretary Hearj to T C CampbelL The witness told all he Campbell The Times pays thecosts knen Oie taiictbox matter Some three In ai editorial The Turns says the Piggott ears sem a patent ballotbox m fraud left it no alternative but withdrawal office T c CampbelL The box was or to abide the decision of a jury as the let by R GWood Some time ters being forgeries left it without defense alternttrd Mr Campbell bad brought one of these patent boxes to Washington City Tfce Sixth national Eeorganized NEW YORK Feb stockholders of the Sixth National bank met yesterday closed 33Kc closed 21c March closed May opened SWc PorkFebruary opened and opened f990 closed 9SH opened closed ruary opened and closed 582H Live following were Cora o opened active and firm with prices 5c light grades S37OS39S rough P 380 lots heav shipping lots lOc lower fancy cows to exhibit to the congressional committee on dections jt was at this time that the wit agreed to introduce the bill His atten tons lambs cornfed York WheatNo 2 red winter Febroarr do May CoraWoS mixed cash do recognised except by a single slipper which the nnfortunate girl hail on at the time when she was evidently preparing a hasty exit from the honst with Mrs Tracy were only lives lost The Death Seen e President Harrison was on the ground as toon possible afternews tbaWUfe House After asaertaining thiflihissecreto n ted the following board of di tion was first brought to his connectioia with LelandL C J Landon Jo seph rarK Quinlan Jr cashier of the I Chemical bankand F D Tappanpresident ol theGallatan bank The directors immediately organised by electing Charles a Leland president and Charles J Landon vice presi dent Last year the product of Idahos mines trai worth tlTOQOOOO Tne Montana mines yielded 138000000 at Home yEW TORE Feb 4 steamer Anranla arrived yesterday morning with Dr Tal mage his wife his daughter and his tary ou board The party were all well Green corn is daily sapplied to San Erancissco Mao CattleFirmer MO Sheep Mid PURC CREAM POWDER Itmn
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