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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 4, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY I, 1880. [Phicb: 15 Cents pee Week. DEATH’S Am WORK SECRETARY TRACTS HFB AHD DAD8HTER C0H801ED IN THEIR BURKINS HOME. Tho Secretary Barely Escapes—A Servant Horned to a Crisp — Other Members of the Family Seriously Injured by Jumping. Washington, Feb. 3.—The fatalities caused by the fire at the Tracy home stead are as follows: Mrs. Tracy, wife of the secretary; died of suffocation. Miss Tracy, youngest daughter of the secretary ; burned to death. Josephine, a French maid; burned to death. Those hurt were: Secretary Tracy. Mrs. Wilmerding, elder daughter the secretary. Miss Alice Wilmerding, daughter the above. The injured are suffering severely from shock and nervous prostration. of of Washington, Feb. 3.—A terrible calamity visited the household of Secretary Tracy this morning, whereby three persons lost their lives and three others were badly injured. It is impossible now to state the exact details. The house is a three-story and basement brick, situated on I street between Connecticut avenue and Seventeenth street, and has recently undergone extensive improvements. Persons passing the house at seven o’clock this morning saw smoke issuing from the front windows and at once raised the alarm of fire. The fire and police departments responded promptly. The premises wero almost completely concealed by the dense smoke, which was thickened by a heavy fog which was just lifting. It was soon discovered that THE HOUSE WAS ALL ABLAZE INSIDE and that the main stairway was burned, thus cutting off communication with the Bleeping apartments on the second and third floors. Several streams of water were thrown on the flames and every effort was made to check the fire. A scene of the wildest confusion ensued when it was known that all the members of the family were in the house-The firemen behaved like heroes in the emergency and went through fire and smoke searching for them in the different apartments. Mrs. Wilmerding, the secretary’s daughter, and Miss Wilmerding forced their way through the blinding smoke and jumped from a second story front window- Ladders were raised for them, but in their excitement they failed to see them. Mrs. Wilmerding broke her wrist and WAS SEVERELY INJURED. Her daughter was badly injured about the lower limbs, but broke no bones. Both suffered severely from the shock. They were at once taken to the residence of Dr. Baxter near by and restoratives applied. While this scene was being enacted in front of the house firemen were engaged in removing others members of the family from the rear. Mrs. Tracy endeavored to escape the raging element by dropping herself from tho bed room window, ana in the effort to decrease the distance to the ground grasped a narrow stone window sill and lowered herself as far as she was able. Those who saw her in this perilous posi- proved to be the secretary, was taken out and I went BACK INTO THE SMOKE AND FIRS again and found Miss Marie Tracy. As I caught hold of her, flesh came off the burned hands. I got her out, but she [was dead.” Dr. Ruth, at the solicitation of friends, I visited the undertaking establishment I and identified Miss Tracy. He made a hurried examination and found she died I from suffocation, Mrs. Tracy was found to have died from a rupture of blood vessels. A gentlemen who saw the fire said: ‘While the building seemed to be a mass I of flames, burning from every point, scream followed scream from the in-I tenor of the building. Only a few peo-! pie were passing at the time, and they I seemed bewildered. The engines soon I arrived. You know the rest.” AMOT HJS ll ACCOUNT. tion shouted to her to hold on, but either she did not hear or HEK STRENGTH FAILED HEK, for after thus hanging a moment between life and death she fell forty feet to the ground before anything could be done toward rescuing her or relieving her fall. She was immediately taken to the house of Doctor Hhiem and placed upon a lounge in the sitting room. She was perfectly conscious, and did not seem to suffer pain. Occasional she complained of oppression in the neighborhood of her head and found difficulty in breathing. She talked awhile, coughed slightly and then became silent. The physicions looked at each other significantly. MRS TRACY WAS DEAD The immediate cause of her death was supposed to be from injuries to her heart, sustained in the fall from the window, which flooded her lungs with blood. It is said that had she delayed her movements a couple of minutes, ladders and other means of safe escape would have been at hand. Her body was soon removed to the residence of Attorney Gen oral Miller on Massachusetts Avenue. Almost at the same time two bodies were taken from the burning building. ONB WAS THE SECRETARY’S DAUGHTER, Miss Mary, a young lady, and the other was that of the French maid, Josephine. That of the former was found by Chief Parish lying on the floor in the second floor hall at the head of the stairs. 8he had evidently died from suffocation. The chief lifted her lifeless body in his arms and, although the stair case was ablaze, he brought it safely out into the street. It is said Miss Tracy could have saved herself if her strength had held out a few minutes longer. Of the French maid little is known save that her dead body was found in her room on the top floor of the house, burned beyond recognition. The bodies of Miss Tracy and the maid were taken to an undertaker’s establishment in the vicin ity. Secretary Tracy himself had a most wonderful escape, and is now lying in a somewhat* precarious condision at the residence of Judge Davis. Like the others he was OVERCOME IN HIS SLEEP by smoke which filled the house and rendered him unconscious. He was discov ©red in this condition and with difficulty was removed to one of the windows Cries for a ladder were quickly answered and many willing hands were raised to assist hbn to the ground. He was at once removed to a neighbor’s house and was soon surrounded by physicians. The doctors applied artificial means to induce the respiration and succeeded after an hour’s work in restoring him to semi consciousness. It was then thought safe to remove him to Judge Davis’ house He improved slowly from that time on and soon regained consciousness, recognizing friends who inquired in regard to his condition. Among the first of those were the president, vice-president and several members of the cabinet. The full extent of HIS TERRIBLE AFFLICTION it withheld from him for the present. His first inquiry upon recovering con Biliousness was in regard to the safety of his family. He is gradually gaining in strength and his friends are sanguine of his complete recovery. The walls of the house are standing, but the interior presents a picture of ruin and desolation. The residence of Judge Cox, of the district supreme court, on the left was badly damaged by water. Chief Harris of the fire department told his story ib follows: “I paid no at tention to the fire when I heard there were people in the house. I felt rn; through the smoke on the seoond floor the house and found a man in bed in one of the rooms. I managed to drag him into the room where there was not so much smoke, where I broke a window Md called tot* ladder. The mu, who Great Crowds Surround tho Soon# cfi Disaster. Washington, Feb. 3.—In another ac count of the fire it is stated that soon j after the flames were discovered at the 1 Tracy residence two male servants were seen to emerge from the front door and run for their lives. The fire gained headway and although the fire department responded promptly the residence was enveloped in flames when they arrived. Secretary and Mrs. Tracy occupiod the back room on the second floor. Mrs Tracy, it is thought, was first awakened by the suffocating smoke. Secretary Tracy was at the time unconscious, and Mrs. Tracy, with heroic devotion attempted to drag the inanimate body of I the secretary to the window. In this she partially succeeded. HALF DAZED ANT) BLINDED by smoke she opened the window and just as the firemen were putting up the ladder to rescue her she leaped to the sidewalk. She was picked up severely injured internally and with a broken leg, and taken to a neighboring house where she died within an hour without recovering consciousness. The ladder which would have saved Mrs. Tracy’s life, had she waited but a moment, was soon placed under the window and strong hands lifted the body of Secretary Tracy through it and carried him to the sidewalk. The secretary was at first thought to be dead, but it was discovered that a spark of life yet remained. He was removed to the residence of Bancroft Davis, near by, and at eleven o’clock was reported as improving, though at that time he had not gained consciousness. Miss Tracy, the secretary’s unmarried] daughter, occupied the third story front room and MET A HORRIBLE FATE. The young lady could be seen at the window, clad in a white robe, her hands in the attitude of prayer and her face unlifted to heaven. The flames gradually hemmed her in and she finally sank to the floor, and when found her remains were a charred mass. The French maid, Josepnine, met a similar fate in an adjoining room where] her charred and blackened remains were found. Mrs. Wilmerding, Secretary Tracy’s! married daughter, and her daughter, Miss Wilmerding, occupied the second story front room on the same floor with the secretary and Mrs. Tracy. Both she and her daughter JUMPED FROM WINDOWS to the grass terrace below, and while the ] shock to both was severe, neither received any apparent injury. The bodies of Mrs. Tracy and Miss Tracy have been removed to the residence of Attorney General Miller. Mrs. and Miss Wilmerding are at Dr. Baxter’s, but will, during the day, be taken to the residence of Senator Hale. All around the burned residence great J crowds congregated as soon aB the news spread and have remained all during the ] morning. President Harrison as soon as he heard of the calamity sent help from the executive mansion and followed himself to inquire what assistance he could render. Members of the cabinet with whom Secretary Tracy was very popular, were) among the first to call. They all placed their respective residences at the disposal of the afflicted family. As soon as Secretary Tracy can be moved with safety he will be taken to the executive mansion. SECRETARY TUACY. She told me afteaward she slipped. She fell into the area way, almost touching me in her swift descent—I was on the ground level—and STRUCK ON HER LEFT SIDE. No sound, save a little incoherent murmur, came from her lips. I picked her up and carried her into Dr. Rhiem’s house.” To those who were admitted to view the destruction of property, the bed room which had been occupied by Secretary and Mrs. Tracy was the principal point of interest. It is the rear room on the second floor and must have been a beautiful apartment. Every thing is black and soaked with water and the room is ONB HUGE CINDER. On the the floor in the central front was the room occupied last night by Miss Tracy. This was a ruin of the most thorough description; charred in every corner, ceiling gone and doors burned out. Cinders ankle deep covered the floor, and what the flames had spared was destroyed by water. THE FIRE ORIGINATED IN THE PARLOR near an open fire-place; whether it originated from the grate or a heating pipe is not known. The furnace is in the basement directly beneath where the fire started and pipes leading to the upper stories pass in the rear of the woodwork. The firemen generally think the woodwork caught fire from the heated pipes. THE REMAINS OF MRS. AND MISS TRACY have been placed in caskets and repose in the center of the east room of the White House beneath the crystal chandeliers, whose light less than a week ago shone upon them as they gayly greeted their numerous friends at the last presidential reception. The bodies were brought to the White House at six o’clock by order of the president, who has also taken charge of whatever ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNERAL that is necessary to make at present. The final arrangements will not be made until the arrival of Secretary Tracy’s son and General Catlin, his brother-in-law, who are expected to-night. The injured are improving. The president visited again this evening and gaining strength, though still hardly able to realize tile great loss he has sustained. AT 1TAGAIN. DEMOCRATS BEHEW HEH FUBUSTEB1NB IN THE NATIONAL HOM They Are Compelled to Give in to the Speeker — Seed’s Billing — They Come (hit in a Circular Stating Their Position. Secretary Tracy found him re- GBNBRAL WASHINGTON NBWS of Mrs, Copping*!-, Eldest Daughter Secretary Blaine, Dead. Washington, Fob. 3.—Mrs. Alice Copping, the eldest daughter of Secretary Blame, who had been seriously ill for several days past with brain fever, the result of an attack of la grippe, died at the Blaine mansion at five o’clock Sunday morning. The funeral services will take place from St. Matthew’s church on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The lace of interment has not yet been eflnitely determined upon, but it is expected that it will be at Oak Hill cemetery, this city. Rev. Thomas Sherman will officiate. Cardinal Gibbons will assist at the obsequies. The death of Mrs. Coppinger was not so great a shock to the family as that of her brother, because for nearly the whole week her life has been despaired of, and they have watched each breath, fearing that it might be her last. As may well be imagined, both the secretary and Mrs. Blaine are sorely stricken, and feel that they have had more than their share of sorrow and bereavement. THE MORMON TEST OATH. Washington, Feb. 3 —The supreme court of the United States to-day ren dered an opinion affirming the constitu tonality of the Bdmunds-Tucker Idaho test oath, intended to prevent Mormons from voting. THE TRIP ABANDONED. Washington, Feb. 3.—The trip of the president and cabinet to New York to j attend the centennary of the organization of the supreme court of the United States has been abandoned on account of I deaths in the families of Secretaries Blaine and Tracy. THE SENATE ADJOURNS. Immediately after the reading of the journal Cameron announced the recent deaths in the families of the two mem bere of the cabinet and moved an adjournment, which was agreed to unani mously. Washington, Feb. 3 —-In the house to-day, the journal having been read in extenso at the demand of the democrats. Mr. O’Fer&ll, of Virginia, and Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, were upon their feet, the former with a motion to correct the journal and the latter with a motion to approve that document. The speaker recognized Mr. McKinley, but subsequently, on Mr. O’FeralTs statement that he was acting in good faith, he recognized that member, who stated the journal contained no reference to the fact that the speaker Saturday last would not allow him to read the evidence in the election case as part of his remarks. The speaker said that that was not exactly in the form of a ruling but that the journal would be amended to show the fact. Mr. McKinley then demanded the previous question on his motion to approve the journal. The vote resulted, yeas 154; nay8 (.and the speaker entered upon the journal the names of a dozen democrats present and not voting. He then declared the previous question ordered. On the motion to approve the journal the same practive prevailed, the demo crate refraining from voting and the motion was carried by a vote of yeas 158, nays none. The Smith-Jackson contested election case was then resumed after the speaker had refused to entertain dilatory motions. Mr. O’Farrell, of Virginia, was recognized to continue his argument in support of the claims of the contestee in the Smith-Jackson case. After arguing the case, O’Farrall said he did not believe the time had yet come and God grant it might never come, when the American people would tolerate autocratic power, whether wielded by the president or by the speaker of the house. He protested against this cruel and wicked and unconstitutional violation of the rights of the minority. Let it go out and let all give ear to the declaration that of a necessity the tyrant’s plea was offered as the only excuse for this unseemly, unprecedented and unconstitutional proceeding of him who for a brief season would preside over the deliberation of this body. He said “brief season,” for as sure as the sense of judgment still dwelt in the breast of American people, as sure as the citizens of this land were still jealous of their rights and looked with alarm on the slightest encroachment upon them, just so sure would the democrats return to power in the fifty-second congress, and there would be no usurper, autocrat or dictator occupying the speaker’s chair. Mr. Greenhalge, of Massachusetts, said after the diatribe gentlemen from Virginia, it might be well to consider the question before the house involving the right of a member to his seat. He then proceeded to present the claims of Contestant Outhwaite. After arguing in support of the contestee, defended the democratic party in attempting to postpone the consideration of the case and argued that it was perfectly proper for it to seek protection under a code of rules. Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, advocated the claims of the constant and Moore, of Texas, those of the contestee. temined that in the absence of rules it should not be considered if they could prevent it by any proper parliamentary proceedings. Accordingly they raised the question of consideration and demanded the yeas and nays and on the call of the roll refrained from voting. The result was that less than a constitutional quorum voted. But the speaker, in violation of the uniform practise of the house for more than a century into ceeded to count the members who were present, but not voting, and declared the house had decided to take the case up. From this decision are appeal was taken, and on a motion to lay the appeal on the table the yeas and nays were taken, and less than a quorum voted, but the speaker again counting and decided tile motion agreed to, and his ruling thereby sustained. The constitution of the United States provided a majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjpum from day to day and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members in such a manner and under such penalties as each house may provide Another clause of the constitution requires each house to make a journal of its proceedings and provides when one-fifth of the members present desire it, the yeas and nays shall bs taken on any question and entered on the journal. Since the beginning of the government under the constitution, more than a hundred years ago, the house of representatives and the senate has uniformly construed the first clause of the constitution quoted above to mean that a majority of all the members-elect must be present and actually participating in the transaction of business, and that whenever upon a call of yeas and nays it appeared from the Journal, which is the only official record, less than a constitutional quorum has voted on any proposition, the vote was nullify and no further business could be done until the requisite number appeared and voted. In order to secure certainty and stability in the administration of the law, it is a rule in our jurisprudence that when a particular construction of the constitution or statute has been for a long time acquiesed to, not only by those whose duty it is to execute it, but also by those whose personal and property rights are affected by it, the courts will recognize it as a true construction. Even if this was the original question, it would not be difficult to show that the practical construction of the constitution which has prevailed in the house and senate for over a hundred years is the correct one. Speaker Reed himself when in the minority on the floor of the house stated the true meaning and true philosophy of the constitution when he said:    “The constitutional idea of a quorum is not the presence of a majority of all members of the house, but a majority of membeis present and participating in the business of the house. It is not their visible presence, but their judgment and votes which the constitution calls for. General Garfield, Mr. Blaine, Mr. Conger, Mr. Robeson and other eminent republicans have taken the same position. When, therefore, the present speaker repudiated this settled construction of the constitution, we consider it our duty, as a part of the representatives of the people, to make protests in every form available to us under the circumstances. We are not contending for the right of the minority to govern as the supporters of the speaker have endeavored to make the country believe, on the contrary, we are denying the right of the minority to eject members from their seats, or to pass laws for the government of the people. Under the constitution a majority of the members of the house con stitute a quorum to do business and we are simply insisting that less than a majority shall not do business. We are contending that the majority shall take the responsibility, which properly belongs to them, and shall come into the MURDERED A BLACK. JOHN FAUE!, A NEGRO, SHOT DEAD BY 8E0B8E LOVE. The Fruita of a Drunken Row—A Harder at Clinton—The Situation at Des Moines Unchanged—Other Items from Iowa. Special to T ■ Hawkeys. Atlantic, lo., Feb. 3.—A man named John Farmer was shot and instantly killed this afternoon by George Lowe at | Griswold, fifteen miles south of Atlantia The shooting was the result of a drunken row between the two men who are both considered tough characters. Farmer shot at Lowe three times with a revolver without effect, when Lowe seized a shot gun loaded with buckshot and shot Fanner in the breast, killing him I instantly. One of the revolver bullets hit a bystander, G. L. Moore, but luckily it struck a button and did no damage. Lowe surrendered to an officer immediately after the shooting. The row occurred in the business part of town and created great excitement The coroner from Atlantic has been summoned. IN XHB HOUSE. about individual prohibition and to en list all classes of people in the good work. When men quit drinking liquor the business will cease to be profitable, and prohibitory laws will be much more efficacious.” Commencing to day Mr. Murphy will be a week at Corning. From Corning he goes to Red Oak for a week, thence to Osceola, and from Osceola he will return to Creston for a few days to hold a jubilee meeting and start the work afresh He will probably hold meetings also at Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and other large cities of the state. All these meetings are held under the auspices of the Woman's Christian Temperance union, which seems to realize the necessity of making a strong effort to stem the tide of intemperance in Iowa. A MURDER AT CLINTON. A Railroad Fireman Kills Ona Man and Wound* Another. Clinton, Iowa, Feb 3.—James Hanahan, a railroad fireman, shot and killed James Rowan and badly wounded the latten a brother Jack Sunday morning. The affair occurred at Pat McNeely’s sa loon, in the outskirts of the city. The murderer and the brothers were together at the place, and in leaving the former missed his gloves and accused the Row ans of stealing them. A row followed, and Hanahan left. He returned in a few moments with a revolver, and as th brothers and two friends were leaving announced his intention of kflling somebody, and opened fire. The first shot missed. The next struck J ark Rowan in the face, inflicting a wound which prostrated him and may prove fatal. James Rowan turned to run, when Hanahan brought him down with a bullet through the heart. As he lay dying, the murderer said: ‘‘Jim. I’m sorry I shot you; good-by,” and made his escape. Hanahan is about five feet seven in height, florid, smooth face, sandy hair, and weighs 140 pounds. A MUNICIPAL SENSATION. DOWN TO DEATH. A RAILROAD BRIDGE GIVES WAY BENEATH A FREIGHT TRAW. Two Men Instantly Killed—The Engineer Pinned in His Cab With His Head Above Water Slowly Dying—Other Accidents. an ounell Demand* un !*▼•*-of til* Mayor’s Official TE* Number of Pair* Increasing— Tbs Balloting. Special to THS Hawa-Evs. Des Moines, Feb. 3.—To-day the number of pain was something alarming in the house. The committee having the matter in charge said there was not a quorum in town, because so many of the members wanted to go home over Sunday. During voting Saturday the vote was only 58, so it was not at all hard to reduce the number below 51, which is the regular number required for a quorum. But to-day they were on hred to such an extent that there was a larger vote than on Saturday. Not many seats were vacated aud these were so because the members had to be away. They came in ready for their difficult work of voting and began it earnestly. There seems to be a disposition on the part of a great many of the members to force the attendance up to the full limit and keep it there until one party will wear out. Of course when any member is sick he will not be forced to be present according to the regular pairing agreement, but some will be very careful about making any pairs for mere accommodation. During the first roll call close attention was paid, there being very little restlessness manifested anywhere in the house, but often the result, 30 to 30, was announced the same old feeling took possession of everybody and the third week of the deadlock was in with as good a prospect of remaining as any which had preceded it. The vote showed the number of pairs to be twenty, which is something of an improvement over last Saturday. SIXTEENTH ANNUAL CONTEST I WAB ON KEOKUK’S SALOONS, Cr ss ton’s unuos Asta. Special to Tri Hawk-Byi. Cbeston, Feb. 3.—A set of resolutions were introduced in the city council meeting to-night demanded that the mayor, John A. Patterson, turn over to the treasurer all moneys collected by him belonging to the city and in case of his refusal to do this city attorney be instructed to bring suit compelling him to do so. Also that impeachment proceedings be instituted in case of his refusal. The resolution resulted in a tie vote. The mayor casting the deciding vote ruling them out of order. Another set of resolutions were then introdued, demanding an investigation of the official acts of the mayor. This resulted in a tie. The mayor voting for an investigation, the proceedings will be commenced at once. The mayor has persistently refused to turn over the city funds in his hands on the grounds that there is no city ordinance compelling him to do so. The affair has created intense excitement in the city, the council chamber being crowded with citizens. Peoria, 111., Feb. 3.—This evening m Ohio, Indiana and Western freight train started to go over the bridge, spanning the river at Bridge Junction, the first span suddenly gave way. precipitating the engine, tender and three can into the river. Fireman O’Brien and Brakeman Lew’s were instantly killed. The engineer was pinned in the cab with his head just above water. Phyaiciana have worked all night doing all they can for him. lie is still alive but there are no hopes of getting him out. The surgeons would cut his legs off could they real h them but cannot, on account of the wreckage. As it is they are applying hot water and administering brandy, in hope possibly keeping him alive until something can be done. Children Poisoned. St. Louis, Feb. 3—J. W. Shietz, a baker doing business at 1,005 North Sixth street, poisoned some of his cake Saturday night to kill rats and succeened in killing two children, Cora and Annie Brock The baker spread arsenic over his cake and threw it on the floor near the counter. The children went to the place on an errand, and observing the cake, picked it up and ate it. They were immediately taken sick and both died that evening. Shietz was arrested. The neighbors assert that he had threatened the children of the neighborhood frequently for the inroads they have surreptitiously made on his pastries. DICK HAWKS’ DOOM. Of the Stats University Oratorical Association at Iowa City. Special to The Hawk-Eye. Iowa City,Feb. 3.—Friday night an attentive and enthusiastic audience greeted the participants in the sixteenth annual contest of the University Oratorical association. The orations were of the very highest order and are productions of which the writers may well feel proud The orators who spoke last night were chosen from the fourteen who first entered, the basis of the choice being the relative merits of the orations as to thought and style. The following j udges marked the orations on thought and composition: Dr. J. L. Pickard, Iowa City; Rev. W. W. Gist, Marion; and Joe A. Edwards, Iowa City. In or Slovan In j anoil ohs Demanded san Farther Proceedings Threatened. Keokuk, Feb. 8.—The intermitent enforcement of the prohibition law has been resumed in this city. Eleven petitions have been filed for injunctions against saloonkeepers. The attorney for the prosecution says injunction proceedings will be instituted against the violators of the law in Keokuk. He says he represents a number of persons possessed of abundant means and nerve, who are determined that the prohibitory law shall be enforced in Keokuk. He threatens that unless there is a radical reform within a week he will bring criminal proceedings against the police for neglect of duty and with a view of I having them removed from the force. Th* Alabama Wife aid Child Murderer to DI* on th* -8th last. Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 3,—The supreme court of Alabama held a protracted consultation Sunday on the application for a rehearing in the case of Dick Hawes, the wife and child murderer, who had been sentenced to hang in Birmingham on the last day of this month. The court overruled the application, as no new points were raised^other than those alluded to in the former decisions of the court affirming the judgment of the criminal court This leaves Hawes without hope and subject to the judgment sentencing him to hang on February 28. A spring medicine is needed by every-oae. Winter food, largely consisting of salt meat and animal fats, causes the liver to become disordered and the blood impure, hence the necessity of a cleansing medicine. The best is Ayer’s Sarsaparilla. MONTANA’S FUNDS ABB LOW. TM* Appropriation* Nearly Sz-kftuitid-a Move to Fore* th# Lls* Islatur* to Aet. Helena, Mont., Feb. 3.—The various appropriation funds in the hands of the state treasurer, have been practically exhausted, except the stock inspection, stock indemnity sheep inspection, and general funds. The first of these is very low. There is about $5 OOO in each of the two other stock funds, and the balance of cash in hand is in the general fund. State Treasurer Hickman has informed United States Marshal Irvine that he will not allow any more bills for the support of convicts until the legislature makes the necessary appropriations. Mr. Wilson, West Virginia, while not I houBe an^ if £hey desire to control I der that an orator and two delegates for I Chief of Police Trimble laughs at the I This is a crisis in the situation of state nrfififimcr llllllS6ll BSDGCl&liV IO bilo COH.* I A*. ______J*   a I    ^.A rn! I    A    ^    .— I    A a .    _ I ____ Al____ I th «*no to «« u e era ILava will 'n At Ka I CtfFoiVC. cud if    i a    fK AU IvK f if will    L n WA (Ka IOWA POSTMASTERS. Postoffice Ho Is Told of His Terrible Loos. Washington, Feb. 3—Dr. Wales, who is one of the physicians in attendance upon Secretary Tracy, said thts afternoon that the secretary was getting along very well, and that the only danger now to be feared is that the smoke in his lungs will cause bronchitis. The secretary, he said, was bearing up bravely in his great affliction. His greatest anxiety was in regard to his wife, and the first words uttered by him on regaining consciousness was to urge them to save her life. ‘‘SAVE her! SAYE HER!” he cried piteously, and then relapsed into a state of insensibility. It lasted a short time only, however, and he again called out to the doctors to leave him and save her. He subsequently inquired for his daughter, and told the doctors that she, too, must be saved. Finally it was concluded that the best course would be to tell him the truth, as the terrible suspense he was suffering might retard his own recovery. The president was with him at the time, and it was from his lips that he learned the sad news that his wife and daughter were dead. The blow was a terrible one, but he stood it with fortitude, and soon after fell into a restless sleep. Dr. Wales said that the sec rotary’s breath was still saturated with the smoke he had inhaled, but there was | A SLOW AND STEADY IMPROVEMENT in his general symptoms. The president and Mr. Halford remained at the house until late in the afternoon. The president suggested that the secretary be removed to the white house, but the physicians advised against any disturbance for forty-eight hours. They thought he would be strong enough for removal at that time. The president also suggested that the bodies of Mrs. Tracy and Miss Tracy be taken to the white house, and that the funeral take place from there. Chutes la Iowa During the Put Week. Special to The Hawk-!ye. Washington, Feb. 3 —The following are the postoffice changes in Iowa during the week ending February I, 1890: Established—Elmont, Linn county, Seth B. Mills, postmaster; Garfield, Appanoose county, James E Goodhue; Little Turkey, Chickasaw county, Forrest W. Sanborn; May City, Osceola county, John F. Stomacher. Discontinued — Fairwill, Palo Alto county. Postmasters Appointed—Armour, Pottawattamie county, Thomas Flood: Bingham, Page county, JohnH. Baynes ; Hillsdale, Mills county, A. S. Sawyer; LeRoy, Decatur county, Benjamin Kirby; Lucas, Lucas county, W. T. Stearns; Morsman, Page county, John C. Cole. DHlan4 CousmuUonal. Washington, Feb. 3.—The supreme court of the United States to-day rendered an opinion affirming the constitutionality of the Edmunds-Tucker Idaho test oath, intended to prevent Mormons from voting. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. FULLER DETAILS. Dlspo- TM* Batler’* Starr—Th* Bul sltloaof th# Bodies I Washington, Feb. 3.—James Welch, the secretary’s butler, said: ‘‘I sleep in the basement, and this morning I got up about 6:30. There was no smell of fire and no appearance of anything wrong. At about seven o’clock I started to dean my dining room, when there was a ring at the bell, and when I answered* it, a colored man said ‘YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE!’ at once I rushed "upstairs to arouse tile family, and although the smoke was very thick, I succeeded in knocking at every door, and from each one in the rooms I secured a response; then I started to go down stairs and nearly choked with smoke. I fell three times, but finally got to the front door. I went around to tike leer and tried to get a ladder so as to reach the Secretary aad lira. Tracy’s bed room. Mr. Tracy was at the window and while a few of us who were there APPEALED TO HER TO KIEP STILL for a minute more, she climbed out on the BUI end lowered herself until she Th* Parnell-Tlmes LIM Salt Battled la Favor af Paraoll. London, Feb. 3.—The trial of the suit for libel brought by Parnell against the Times was to hive begun to-day, but when the esse was called, counsel an nounced that the suit had been compromised, the Times paying Paruell 5,000 pounds damage. The withdrawal was also announced of the action brought by Henry Campbell, Parnell’s private secretary, against the Times for damages for statements affecting Campbell and made by Attorney General Webster, counsel for the Times, in his speech in the case of O’Donnell against Walter, proprietor of the Times, sad for charges made against__ plaintiff in an editorial published by that I rules paper in 1888. The announcement of | made the result of the actions caused a sense tion in the court room. It is stated that the Times will pay CampbeU £200 dun ages besides meeting all costs of his action. JILTED A PRINCESS. Berlin, Feb. 3.—Since heartless Prince Alexander jilted the Princess Victoria so cruelly she has become so soured and unbearable that the Emperor William offered her £10,000 sterling yearly in come if the will reside out of Germany. The Empress Frederick is also " addressing himself especially to the con sideration of the election case made an entirely good-humored speech in criticism of the recent rulings of the speaker which elicited great applause and laughter from both sides and the speaker could not himself repress an occasional smile. Mr. Wilson Baid he could now tell what the parliamentary law was. The general parliamentary law made it possible not only for a one-eyed man to be speaker, but for him to be at an advantage, especially if the blind eye happened to be toward the side of the house where the minority sat. In the new era under the general parliamentary law the lobbyist would not be obliged to go around and give checks to individual members. The speaker passed bills, the speaker approved of the journal and the lobbyist would not bother with members, but see” the speaker. At the conclusion of Wilson’s remarks the question recurred on ordering the previous question on the adoption of the report of the committee on elections, and it was ordered. Yeas, 166; nays, nothing. This is the first time since the meeting of congress that the republicans have had a quorum voting, anc the result was received with applause. The only absentees on the republican side were Caswell and Wilber, both of whom are sick. Four roll calls were required on the seating of Smith, the contestant, but at the end he was declared entitled to the seat by a vote yeas 166, nays nothing, amid republican applause. Smith appeared and took the oath of office, whereupon Springer sarcastically inquired whether this was the proper time to make a motion to adjourn. With a similar intonation of sarcasm the speaker replied in the affirmative and the house accordingly adjourned. the proceedings. And we are protesting against their right to carry their measures by counting us when we do not vote. The claim of the ma jority that they have a right to govern the house without attending its sessions, and taking part in the conduct of its business, is too preposterous to require refutation. It must be evident to any one who understands the position taken by the democratic minority in the house, that it cannot possibly resuit in any injury to thecoun try, or in any injustice to the majority. Its only effect will be to compel the republican majority elected by the people to assume the responsibility imposed upon them. On the other hand no one can foresee the evils that may result from the inauguration of the practise of counting votes not cast in order to make a quorum. Under it a minority of members elect to the house and senate may pass most tyrannical laws for the oppression of the people, and cor nipt laws for the spoliation of the public treasury. Whether so intended or not, its direct tendency is to break down barriers heretofore existing for the pro tection of a citizen against the encroach ments of power and spoliation of the treaty by destroying the limitations which the constitution has wisely im posed upon the legislative department. Constitutions are made to restrain majorities and protect minorities. The majority ruling without limitations or restraint upon its power, is pure despotism, and is inconsistent with our system of government. FAREWELL SBB VICES. THE DEMOCRATIC PLEA. They Issue ma Addr aas siestas Their Position la the Bo mea Rampas. Washington, Feb. 3.—The address to the country explaining the position of the democratic members of the house, has been prepared by ex-Speaker Carlisle and will be signed by all the democratic members to-morrow. The address says, in part : “Although nearly two months has elapsed since the committee on has been appointed, it has no report yet except a partial one, made on the ninth of Decern ber, and consequently the house has been compelled to 'conauct its business without any rule or system, except that of the general parliamentary law as construed by the speakers. The American house of representatives has been during all this time, and still is, so far as the rales for its government are concerned, in precisely the same condition as a popular meeting or political convention, in which the chairman and his The Empress Frederick is also disgusted I partisans absolutely control all proceed' with her daughter’s conduct, and the I mgs. No measure can set before the princess will probably be sent *    “    “ Victoria, with whom she was ____________________ bbs. POTTER goikg to CHINA- I This is the first in our history that London, Fab. 3.—Mrs. James Brown I the legislative assembly or even a public Potter, after concluding her engagement I meeting has attempted to transact bual' in Australia, win play in China, India I ness for any considerable period with and Egypt. Kyrie Bellew’s brother has sailed for Hmm countries to arrange The United Presbyterians of Mss-mo alb Bld Forawall ta Tbolr Old Charon* Special to Tub Hawk-Eyi. Monmouth, IIL, Feb. 3.—In spite of the rain, the old First United Presbyter ire church was crowded with people coming to witness and Wee apart in thel I1 HAEN SOOD FERTILIZER. London, Fob. 3.—An    firm has I just secured a consignment of many I thousand mummies of cats from Egypt {They were buried im tombs usacredini- I mala and are said to make the beet fertilizer in the world. kung by her hands on a narrow stone].    _ projection. Everybody who taw her I T am^nraLDmm fail. yelled to bar to hold on for a moment! London, Fab. 3.—John Said A Co., and we looked around for something on | of the oldest ship-building firma on which to catch her so as to breek the!}}* Clyde, have failed with heavy liabil-falL which had to come. Mn. Tracy I hung there not more than a few seconds. I Fears’is the tuxes* and hast son* over made out a regular code of rules prescribing the order of the proceedings. And the inconvenience and injustice resulting from such an attempt has been forcibly illustrated in the present instance. This personal and partisan domination of the hourewas submitted to. although not without repeated protests until we become convinced it was the deliberate purpose of the speaker and his supporters to proceed without rales to oust the done cretic members whore and admit their republican opponents, whether arranged or not. On Wednesday, January 29, the committee on elections called up the farewell services at this building, which has been the house of worship for this congregation for so many years. At 10:30 the services began by an anthem, “The Lord is in His Holy Tem' Ie.” Prayer by the pastor, Dr. Thomas Hanna, was followed by Scripture lessons and psalm singing. Dr. Hutchin son, of the college, offered another prayer, after which Dr. Alexander Young, of Pittsburg, preached the sermon; which was in reality a history of the congregation. Dr. Young was the second pastor of this church, long years ago, and so was especially fitted to prepare and produce this historical sermon. At 7:30 p. rn. a biographical sermon on the ex-pastorates was preached by Dr. T. W. CampbeU, pastor of the Second U. P. fthnrfth of this city. This sermon was exactly what its subject indicated. It required much research; was well church here win occur next Sunday. A, Hoer Bore Eau Longue The Dubuque Herald says: The bare I baU association of Monmouth has written to the here baff enthusiasts of Dubuque. —th nm to join in a league com? I pored of Davenport, Dubuque, Elgin, Galena, Rockford, Aurora, Joliet and Monmouth. The salary limit to be 2800 per month end the meson to October I, the guerre the state contest might be chosen, the following named gentlemen marked the competitors delivery only: Rev. E. Ben son, Brooklyn; Prof. J. P. Hendricks, Cedar Rapids, and Captain S. D. Pryce, Iowa City. The following gives the names of the six orators and the subjects of their orations: “The Embodiment of Character in Architecture,” Waller D. Lovell, Humboldt, Iowa; “The Power of Religion,” Willis L. Hall, Burlington, Iowa; “The Great Duke,” J J. Crossley, Patterson, Iowa; “Pontius Pilate,” Miss M. Roberta Holmes, Iowa City; “Edmund Burke,” Harry E. Kelly, Williams burg, Iowa; “Individualism is Society,” Milford H. Lyon, Humboldt, Iowa. Prolonged applause showed the appreciation of the audience when the president of the oratorical association announced that first honors had been awarded to M. H. Lyon, of Humboldt, Iowa; second honors to Harry E. Kelley, of Williamsburg, and the third prize to J. J. Cross-ley, • of Patterson. Iowa. Everyone seems to be pleased with the decision and agree that the university has an orator who stands a good chance for first place in the state contest, which be held February 2? th, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.    - MURPHY AT CRESTON* The Groat Warn Doaa by ibm Ti paraaaa Evaagallst la tho Prohlbl-tloa Biota. Creston, Feb. 3.—Francis Mur the temperance evangelist, was in Ores ton recently shaking hands with his nu merous friends. Early in the winter he came to Creston by invitation of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and his ten days crusade in this city was so successful that invitations poured in up on him from all parts of the state and he has been actively at work in Iowa ever since. “By the blessing of God,” said Mr Murphy to a correspondent at Creston, I have been enabled to do a marvelous The ball was set to threats and says there will not be any radical reform of Keokuk’s police, because it isn’t needed, and if the attorney instituted proceedings the police will meet them. affairs, and it is thought it will have the effect of forcing the legislature to past some measures this week. Iowa Supreme Coart. Special to Tbs Ha wk Sri. Des Moines, Feb. 3.—Supreme court business: Sickles vs. Dallas Center bank, appellant, from Dallas county, affirmed; William John Gill estate, from Polk county, affirmed; Bolton vs. O'Berne, Hosice & Co., appellant, from Polk county, reversed; Blackburn vs. Fair banks, Morse & Co., appellants, from Butler county, affirmed; Bank of Monroe vs Gifford, appellant, from Jasper coun ty, affirmed; Citizens’ Bank vs. Johnson, appellant, from Polk county, reversed. Firs at Alexandria, Mo. Special to Tm Ha'wk-Et*. Keokuk, lo., Feb. 3 — A fire at Alexandria, Missouri, destroyed the Commercial hotel and three business houses The iloss if not known; but will be consider able. The heroic efforts of the ladies who formed a line and passed water, probably prevented a much greater loss. Ta# Des Moines Legislature. De* Moines, Feb. 3.—In the house this afternoon twenty pairs were an-I nounced—only two more than on Saturday. Voting for permanent speaker be I gan with the forty-ninth ballot, which resulted, Hamilton 30, Wilson 30. After I taking eleven ballots the house ad- Ijourned. _ Sea teased for Forgery. I Special to Th* Hawk-Bys. Atlantic, Feb. 3.—G. Bailey, the hatter, was to-day sentenced to eighten [months imprisonment in the penitentiary for forging a check on D P. Cronan for 1248. Tistid bv Ti mf.. For Bronchial affections Coughs,etc., Brown’s Bronchial Troches have proved their efficacy by a test of many years. Price 25 cts. Favor a He vised Confession of filth. Chicago, Feb. 3.—The Chicago Presbytery tills morning voted almost unanimously in favor of a revision of the confession of faith. The New Yon Biol WrseK* New York, Feb 3.—Judge Martin in charging the grand jury to-day called their attention to the wrecked banks ar<J stated that the matter would be fully presented to them. The new board of directors of the Sixth National bank were elected to-day and Leland, who has taken back all btl stock was elected president and Consol cashier. _ Do yon suffer with catarrh? You can cured if you take I food’s Sarsaparilla, great blood purifier. Sold by all drugfgj Jfctev. Dr. Talossg* Arrives New York, Feb. 3 —Rev. Dr. Ti wife and daughter arrived to-day on Aurania from Liverpool. No table shouldbe without a bottle of Angostura Bitters, the world renowned A pre tizer of exquisite flavor. Beware of oouniep* felts. ______ Hall roan cars IS ara ad. Ottawa, Ont, Feb. 3.—Fire this morning burned a shed belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway company in which were a number of passenger eon. Total loss, 29,000; insured. For delicacy, for purity, and for Improve m^nt of the complexion nothing equals Pos*, zoni’s Powder. rolling at Creston, where twenty-five hundred people signed the pledge, among them some of the noblest men I have ever met. I went from Cl eaten to Waterloo, and there met with the same success, twenty-five hundred people signing the pledge there. By the way, I met there Governor-elect Boies, who impressed me as a very sincere red able man. At Cedar Rapids we had another grand revival of temperance, about two thousand signing the pledge. At Waverly about fifteen hundred signed, at Cedar Falls nearly two thousand, at What Cheer twelve hundred, at Sigourney eigh hundred. ‘It is safe to say at my meetings thus far in Iowa more than 10,000 people have signed the Francis Murphy temperance pledge and donned the blue ribbon.” ‘Do there signers include many hard drinkers f’ the reporter asked. 'A very large number,” said Mr. Murphy. “I have been surprised in Entitled to ta# Bast. All are entitled to the best that their | money will buy, so every family should have, at once, a bottle of the best family I remedy, Syrup of FigB to cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c and 91.00 bottles by all leading druggists. _ Terrine Gala. Gloucester, Mass., Feb. 3 — Fishermen arriving here state that a series of heavy gales, increasing at times to a hurricane’s force, have swept over the New Fnundland banks for the last six weeks So far as known the only vessel among the fleet that is overdue is the schooner Alice M. Strople. She was spoken January 5, but since then she has not been I heard from, and her owners have given I her up for lost. She carried a crew of ! fourteen men. A First Requirement. Sioux City Journal. The first inquiry that seems to bo. made regarding a new United States ator is as to his ability to play poker. Hibbard’* “Herb and blood dlaeaie*. Extract” cures El See “a Wonderful Curs." scrofula 1,1 TES 1,00(1 Mils TtoNot. Oskaloosa Herald. The bill of Senator Funk to compel! railways to redeem all mileage books transportation is a right one. I man pays the agreed value of a mile book that book should be good til used. It is an equitable measure every way you look at it, and should be no hesitancy about it Square-toed railroad can lodge no good reason against deeming that which has been paid ‘ Cie Bibber*'*    fox    the [HORSFORD’* ACID PHOSPHATE! For Impaired Vitality lend weakened energy, is wonderfully iuo-1 ceesfuL IOWA BRIEF. [happily reclaimed. I “In prohibition states like Iowa,” he [continued, ‘temperance people depend too much upon the law to make men | temperate and neglect to use moral sue id other persuasive agencies. [Many good men are restless under the law, which, however meritorious in itself, fails to reach their hearts red con- varmints are “Do you think the Iowa prohibitory Haw win ha repealed or amended f “With politics I am not concerned,” the reply. “My mission is to preach cree, and the democratic May 15 and end    .    ^__.    # tm to be 240 and one-half of receipts | gospel temperance red to peisuade ; TkToucMO, Barite.: to ^u.dca the habit at drfnh. Th" best I from privileges, xne    af men disagree as to the wisdom of pro ton and Quincy railway has offered *o I aflMtio*,, but few disagree as to the evils I Coction I glia tile teams a 2 cent per mile rate. |0f drink and the evil influences red ss-1 de- |The idea is looked upon as a good one. | sedations of the saloon. I seek to bring A Waif Haat Organised. Muscatine, lo., Feb. 3.—Three was] another meeting held at the city hall j | Saturday afternoon for the purpose of organizing another grand circle for ai I wolf hunt Jere Foster had three wolves cross his path, and when he attempted [to frighten them away, they snapped j their jaws viciously. The van ‘ I growing bolder. Atlantad lot Special to THS Hawk-Byb. Carthage, UL, Feb. 3.—Harrison C. Munich, aged forty-six, of Hamilton, was adjudged insane to-day before Judge Marsh and a jury. He goos to Jacksonville Munick is an old soldier. Headache, Neuralgia, Dizziness, Kerf oum ess, Spasms, Sleeplessness, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J H. Witte’s drag store. Coal Palace.—The coal tumwa is a sure go. It will Several parties have put in for space, among them the Des Moines. Plana have bere and approved The C., B. & will give 25,000 to the re A These Years’ S: Whitty, who was indicted by jury for grand larceny, sentence at Davenport Waterman sentenced him one half years in the moss. Mrs. McGinty Dead —1 gro farmer in the Pleasant borhood, about twelve Mars. named Barney a white woman, died enza and leaves him seven or eight young La Grippe—Do not lower your temperature Hoffman's Harmless HG ;