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Ooznloff of Secretary Tracy's. Red- , , denoe at Washington. Oaath of HU WU aad Daaghter-Ueo the .Trmck Maid Oowtwwt t Clrolaa Thro wm lata Oluou Narrow 7 Eecape of the Secretary. "Washington, Feb. 4. The house of 'Benjamin F. Tracy, Seoretary of the Nary, in President Harrison's Cabinet, caught fire at 6:45 a. m. yesterday and was oompletoly demolished. The house was a three-story and basement brick, sit uated on I street, between Connecticut arenue and Seventeenth street and had recently been extensively improved. Persons passing the house at seven o'clock in the morning saw smoke issuing from the front windows and gave the alarm. The premises were almost con cealed by a dense smoke which was thiokenod by a heavy fog. Firemen soon discovered that the house was all ablaze- inside and that the main stair--way was burnt, thus cutting off oommu--nloUoa .with., the sleeping apartments on the second and third floors. A scene of the wildest confusion ensued when it was known that all the members of the family were in the house. Mrs. Wilmerding, the Secretary's daughter, and Alice Wilmerding, thirteen years old, his granddaughter, forced their way through the blinding smoke and jumped from the second story "window front Ladders were raised for them, but in their excitement they ; failed to see them. Mrs. Wilmerding . broke her left wrist and was severely cruised. Her daughter was badly in Jured about the legs, but broke no bones. Chief Engineer Parish found his way into Mrs. Tracy's bedroom. She was ly ing on her bed overcome by smoke. He carried her to the window and with the assistance of others carried her almost lifeless body down a laddor and over to the house of Mrs. Eheiiu on Eighteenth j street She was then entirely uncon- j cious and died within a few minutes, i 6he was not burned, but died from suf focation. Almost at the same time two more bodies were taken from the burning building. One was that of the Secre tary's youngest daughter, Mary, the other that of her French maid. Secretary Tiacy himself had a won derful escape and is now lying in somewhat precarious condition at the ' house of J. C. Bancroft Davison n street, near Eighteenth. He was overcome in bis sleep by the smoke which filled the house, and was discovered in this condi tion. With considerable difficulty he -was removed to a place near one of the windows. Cries for a ladder were quick- j 1y answered and many willing hands -were raised to assist him to descend. He was at once removed to a neighbor's bouse and was soon surrounded by phy sicians, including Dr. Wales and Euth. He was suffering from asphyxia. The remains of Mrs. and Miss Tracy lie in caskets in the center of the east room of the Whito House, be neath the crystal chandeliers whose lights less than a week ago shone upon them as they gaily greeted their numer ous friends at the last Presidential re ception. With Mrs. Tracy and Miss Tracy and "Mrs. Coppinger, Secretary Blaine's daughter, all lying dead, Secretary .Tracy seriously ill and his health per manently impaired, Government oircles are shrouded in sadness and gloom. Shortly after noon President Harrison returned from the bedside of Secretary Tracy, and reported him resting as com fortably as can be expected under the . circumstances. About eleven o'clock Mr. Tracy recovered consciousness, and asked President Harrison where Mrs. Tracy was. The President did not an swer the question. Mr. Tracy, evident ly feeling that her escape was almost impossible, asked: "Is she dead?" Still the President could not answer the ques tion of bis friend, and Mr. Tracy, appar ently realizing the truth from the Presi dent's hesitancy, at once swooned and re mained unconscious for half an hour. Recovering he asked for his daughters. The President told the Secretary that his daughter Mary was dead, and again Mr. Tracy swooned. Dr. Wales, who is one of the physicians In attendance on Secretary Tracy, said yesterday that the Secretary was getting along very well, and that the only danger now to be feared was that the smoke in his lungs would cause bron chitis. The Secretary, he said, was bearing up bravely in his great affliction. His great anxiety was in regard to his wife and the first words uttered by him on regaining con sciousness were to urge them to save her life. "Save herl Save 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 bis daughter and told the doctors that she too must be saved. When he : learned the sad news that his wife snd daughter were dead, he stood it with fortitude snd soon after fell into s rest lieu sleep. Dr. Wales said that the Seo Tetary'sbody was still saturated wita the smoke he bad inhaled, but there was alow and steady improvement in his general symptoms. The trip of the President and Cabinet to New York to attend the centenary of the organization of the Supreme Court of the United States has been Abandoned on account of the afflictions in the families of Secretaries Blaine vn" Tr . TEN PERSONS CREMATED. fatal Fletnee. In a Boatoa Tenement Hoi A Boning Stairway CuU Off All Escape of tha Victim. ItosTOK, Feb. 8. By the fire in the dwelling house 299 and 861 North street occupied mostly by Italians, yesterday morning, it is now known that ten per sons were burned to death, three others fatally Injured and six more seriously if sot mortally hurt There is a diversity of accounts as to the circumstanoes of the origia of the fire, the alarm and the rescue It is believed that the fire started in the clothing store of Maurice Ruhey on the first floor and some minutes before it was discovered it had eaten through the partition wall of the hallway, which contained the stairs leading to the tenements above. The wooden stairway was like a tallow candle and the flames swept up it like a flash. In doing so it lighted up the hallway and shot little flashes out through the cracks of the doors and soon attracted attention, but in a moment it had taken hold of the stairway ascending from tho same hallway and thus cut off all postrf- ble pamage to the street for the occu pant. - -. The scenes which occurred among the Inmates when they were awakened were of the most exciting description. Thero was no way for them to get down, and as they ascended to the attic the flames followed swiftly upon , them. Shrieks of terror, groans of agony and cries for help filled the air. Men. wom en and children filled the windows and earnestly pleaded for help. Some of the more venturesome even hung from the windows by only a slight hold on the sills. Ladders were hurriedly hoisted, lines of hoso quickly run off and "pipe" from the chemical engine was rushed into tho flaming mass. In ten minutes the fear of personal safety had subsided, those whom it was possible having been taken from their positions of peril and the wounded to places where their injuries could be , cared for. It was not until the fire had been practically extinguished that the inte rior of what was then but a shell could be examined. Chief Webber, fol lowed bv several firemen, went into tho building at a littlo aftei one o'clock and with difficult ! ascended to the upper floor. The stair ways fiora the street to the second floors were completely burned away. ! When the chief and his companion! reached the uppor floor, under one of the windows was found a human form, burned to a crisp almost, the two palms clasped together and the body kneeling as though at prayer. Further search showed in other parts of the top floor seven other human forms, covered with cinders and ashes, naked, and disclosing limbs that naa been torn asunder by falling parts of the building. Seeing their escape from the flames below to the street impossible, because the stairs were raging masses of fire, the terrified victims had evidently rushed to the up per floor in their attempts to escape and had there been roasted as though held in a furnace. Later two bodies of in mates were found in other parts of the building and the completed list of ten human lives was made up. The injured were removed to hospitals and the dead bodies were taken to the morgue for identification. BOSTON'S 8ECOXD BLAZE Boston, Feb. 8. Following close upon the holocaust in North street yesterday morning, came a fire in the forenoon which in an hour's time almost totally destroyed the Sears building, a five story marble structure, corner of Court and Washington streets, owned by J. Montgomery Sears, and which at the time of its erection was the finest busi ness building in Boston.. The walls of the building are about all that is left of any value. The build ing was valued at upwards of S200.000, it being assessed together with the engines and boilers for $197,400. There is an in surance of 8175,000, which wll undoubt edly cover the loss. HIS SECOND BEREAVEMENT. Death of the Eldest Daughter of Secretary Blaine. 'Washington, Feb. 8. Mrs. Alice Cop pinger, the eldest daughter of Secretary Blaine, who has 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 yester day morning. The funeral services will take place from St Matthew's Church on Tuesday morning at 10:80 o'clock. The place of interment has not yet been defi nitely determined upon, but it is ex pected that it will be at Oak Hill Cem etery, this city. Eev. Thomas Sherman will officiate. Cardinal Gibbons, when Informed of the death of Mrs. Coppinger, sent word that he would assist at the obsequies. Mrs. Coppinger was the eldest daughter of Secretary Blaine and wife of Lien tenant Colonel John J. Coppinger, Eighteenth infantry. She was uncon scious for hours before her death, which it was known at midnight could not be very long delayed. All the Immediate members of the family were present at the last moment Colonel Coppinger ar rived here from Columbus, O., at eight o'clock Sunday morning snd was with bis wife from that time until she passed wy- .... This is the fourth bereavement in tne ' family of Secretary Blaine within the j last thirty-five days snd Is the second 1 one of his children to die within that bouse from illness brought on from a-1 tacks of Is grippe., j KANSAS FARMERS. the State Orange and Farmers Artlaaos Agree Upon a BjwU of Union The Keso luttoM. I Tofkka, Kan., Feb. 8. The commit tees appointed by the Kansas State Grange and the Farmers' Alliance to form some basi of union for the two or ganizations held their meetings at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in this city and agreed upon a platform which will un doubtedly be satisfactory to the farmers of the State. Henry ichoades, A. Jr. Allen and D. S. Fairchild were present to represent tho Orange and S. Mc Lallin, Edwin Snyder and W. H. Biddle for the Farmers' Alliance, lho plat form adopted is as follows: Whoreas, The financial policy of this Gov ernment has been such that the circulating ; medium has contracted until It It Insuffi cient to meet the business demands of the country, causing a depression of agricult ural Industries and placing the wealth pro ducers at the mercy of the money power, therefore resolved, First We demand that no class of securi ty's ahull be substituted for Government bonds as a basis of security for National bank notes for the purpose of perpetuating the National buiiking system; thut no more National banks sbull be chartered, and no charters now In exlutonce shall be renewed; that legal tender treasury notes bo issued by tha Government In lieu of National bank notes, when such National bunk notes shall be retired; that the amount of such notes shall bo roRulate'l on a per capita basis as the population of the country Increases ; that the volume shall be Increased sulllciently to meet the demand of the business Interests of the country, and that they be made a full legal tend'or for all debts both public and private. Second We demand the free and unlimit ed coinage of silver or the Issue of silver certificates ugalnst the unlimited deposit of bullion, which certificates shall be a legal tender for ull debts, both public and private. Third Wo demand that Congress shall pass Michluws as shall effectually prevent the dealing in futures in all agricultural and mechanical productions, preserving such a stringent system of procedure In trials as shall secure prompt conviction, and infring ing such penalties as shall secure the most perfect eonijJIiince with the law. Fourth we demand the passage of laws prohibiting ullen ownership of land, und that Congress tuke early Hteps to dovlse some plun to obtain all binds now owned by aliens and foreign syndicates, and that all lands now held by railroads und other cor poration In cxces of such us are actually itod and needed by them be reclaimed by the Government and held for actual settlers only. Fifth Tlclleving In the doctrine of "equal rights to all nnd special privileges to none," we demand thut taxiKiou, National or State, shall not be used to build up ono interest or class at the expense of the other. We believe thut the money of tho country should be kept us much as possible In the hands of tho people, and hence we demand that all revenue, National, Stato or county, shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the Government, economically nnd honestly ad ministered. Sixth Wo demand thnt Congress provide for the issue of a sufficient amount of frac tional paper currency to facllltnte exchange through the medium of the United States mulL Seventh Wo demand that the Government shall control the means of communication and transportation to the extent of insuring their operutlon In tho Interest of tho people, with duo regard to the rights of those own ning and operating tho same. Klgbth We demund such loglslstlon as shall effectually prevent the extortion of usurious Interest by any form of evasion of statutory provisions. Ninth We demand such legislation as will effectually prevent the organization or maintenance of trusts and combines for pur poses of speculation In any of the products of labor or necessities of life, or the trans portation of the same. Tenth We demand the adjustment of sal axles of public officials to correspond with existing financial conditions, the wages paid to other forms of labor, nnd the prevailing prices of the pro lucti of labor. Eleventh We demand the adoption of the Australian system of voting and the Craw ford County system of primaries. Twelfth That all text books for use In common schools should be compiled, printed and bound by tne State and should be fur nished to the pupils at cost. Thirteenth That we advocate tree angax (with bounty to home produecrs equal to the present tariff duties). Fourteenth That wo recommend to our respective orders a heurty and earnest co operation In business matters, so far as the same may be deemed practicable. A 'FRISCO KILLING. A Money Broker Knot In the Private Room of a Saloon. Saw Fjuncisco, Feb. 2. Samuel W. Garness, a money broker of this city, died at the city hospital last night from the effects of bullet wounds Inflicted by D. H. Arnold, a wealthy resident of Colusa County. The shooting is be lieved to have had its origin in some anonymous circulars distributed In Col usa over s year ago charging Arnold with having been guilty of improper conduct. Arnold had en deavored to ascertain the author of these eirealamwnd bis suspicions rested on Garness. The men had quarreled over the affair several times before, snd they entered a saloon on Market street together snd went into s private room. A few moments biter several shots were heard, and when the parties entered the room they found Arnold had shot Gar ness with s revolver, three of tfco-ahota taking effect and causing bis death last night. Arnold was arrested and is still in custody. He refuses to 'make any statement in regard to the affair. Elopers Elope. Atchison, Kan. Feb. 8. Late Satur day evening Probate Judge Bean issued s marriage license to Frank Silvers, sged twenty-four, snd Alma Townsend, aged fifteen, both of De Kalb, Mo. The young couple went at once to the resi dence of Ben Early and - were carried by .fiav. B. W. Fielder, pastor of the Park Street M. E. Church, after which they took the evening train for Kansas City. About nine o'clock that night the bride's father came here snd went at once to Judge Bean's reridence and made some inquiry about the couple. After learn ing that they were married be returned home, saying that he would leave then In the bands of s merciful Providence. . Taaer from Spider Web. George West, of Ballstoa, is in posses sion of s curioBityin paper sent by friend in Hong Kong, China. It is sheet eleven by fourteen inches, made from the web of the sacred white spider" of the Flowery K. igdotn. It is as light as air and almost as . tnsparent,bnt is also beautifully yv ii-cl, containing about two columns oi matter, giving in English the story of how "Midshipman Popplestone was Presented at the Court of Pekln." Americans know much about paper-making, but it Is safo to say that there is not a spider web paper factory outside tne almond-eyed king- Com. a. i. Mar. Beat Skin Basques, Sl.OO Eacht This is great offer. Just imagine the army of ladies that will besiege the store until the last sacque is gone u u bargain Is ever offered. But how much more won derful an opportunity is that presented to everv suffering woman bv the proprietors of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. This remedy is a auarantttd cure for all those distressing ailments peculiar to the weaker sex. It is guaranteed that if it does not enect a cure money win do reiunaea. It is carefully compounded by nn ex perienced and skillful physician, and adapt ed to woman's delicate organization. It is mrclv vegetable in its composition and per ectlv harmless in its effects in any condi tion oi mo system, una is boki wnuor a pus itive guarantee of satisfaction in every case, or money paid xor it reiunaea. For Constipation or Kick Headache, use r. Pierce s rcuets; rureiy vcgeiaoie. One a dose. Tot water of life: vouth. the brook: mid. die age, tho river; old age, the gulf; eter nity, ue ocean. Confirmed. Tho favorable impression produced on the first appearance of thengrecuble liquid fruit remedy tfyrup ot rigs a lew years ago nos been more than couflrmed by tho pleasant cxcricnco of ull who bavo used it, and the success of the proprietors and manufact urers the California r ig byrup company. It is possihlo to be so diligent in keeping tho vineyards of others that your own vine yard skill become weedy. Live Oak, Ala., Dec. 13th, 18S6. Messrs. A.T. Bhai.lemilkokr & Co. Rochester, Pa. Oentu Last spring I received by mull a botueoi your Antidote lor Xf ulnoin 4rm m,i Ktthaii rVi tin1 atrvOla f uuiai lis iui uj ui usuvii v Lir sauvi viuuo vi more than six months. He frequently broke them with Quinine, but they would soon re turn. I gave him the Antidote and ho has not had a chill since It has made a per manent cure. Yours truly, W. VT. Perocb. PREQrxjfTLT late election returns seom to come very properly from outlying districts. Merchant Traveler. Agreeable to pupular demand the Kansas City, Wyandotte & Northwest ern railroad has reduced its passenger rates to two cunts per mile. Passengers will save money by purchasing tickets over this line. AsriST as you master the difficulties of life, new ones arise to demand your atten tion. Srnpnx Changes of Weather cause throat Diseases. There is no more effectual remedy for Coughs Colas, etc., than Brown's Bronciii al Troches. Sold only in boxes. Price U5 eta, A ixckt man: a man who marries a whlow whose first husband was mean to her. Dobbins' Electric Soap does not chap the bands, being verfectlu pure. Many people afflicted with Salt Rheum have been cured by its use. Preserves and whitens clothes. Have your grocer order it and try it now. Dojt't fret over your trials. The more s plate of soup is stirred the cooler it be comes. Boston Transcript Have no equal as a prompt and positive cure for sick headache, biliousness, consti pation, pain in the side, and all liver troub les. Carter's Little Liver Pills. Try them. A xncun. in the hand beats two in the slot . U Picayune. Cure your cough with Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. RxeRXT not yesterday, despise not to-day, depend not on to-morrow. Texas Sittings. A box wind matches free to smokers of Tanslll's Punch" 6a Cigar. THE GENERAL MARKETS. KANSAS CITY, Feb. ft. CATTLE 8hlpplng steers....! S M Butcher steers S 00 Native cows 1 M HOGS Good to choice beary I M i 60 I 86 3 60 I 80 70Vj BtVi MVS 30 87 300 160 7 00 23 m n loVt evx 8 6 40 460 I 40 I 90 6 SO 4 SS 764 36 JOVi 43 34 10 3ft WHEAT No. I red No. 3 hard COHN No. 3 : OATS-No. 3 BYE No. 3 FLO VB Patents, per sack... Fancy HAY Baled BUTTER Choice creamery.. CUEESK-Full cream EGGB Choice. ...... BAOOKH ami . Shoulders Sides LARD - POTATOES ST. LOUIS. OATTLE Shipping steers.... Batchers' steers... HUGS Packing ..... SHEEP Fair to choree. FLOTJB Choice ..... WHEAT No. 3 red OOBNNC ?eoeeeee.eeeew OATS No. 3 BYE No. 3 BUTTEB Creamery POBK. 70 23 m S6V44 its lit oo a is m a - 10 a l a 7 a eua a lit a too a M a seo a so a 76a ssvta so a uvia so a 10 20 a CHICAGO. CATTLE Shipping steers.... 190 a 4 85 HOGS Packing and shipping I 60 a (87V, BHEEP Fair to choice 4 00 a 6 60 rLOTJBWlnter wheat 4 40 a 4 60 WHEAT No. 3 red 75 a TJ OOEN-No. 3 3SMt 3H OATS No. 3 30 31 BYE No. 3 48 m tilt BUTTEB Creamery 18 a 38 PORK. . ISJ a at7fe . SEW TOBX, ... CATTLE Common to prima. 8 50 a ft (0 HOGS Good to choice Ill IN FLOUB-Good to choloe...... 4 40 a ft 10 WHEAT No. 3 red B5Vh - get DOBN No. 3 - 86 87 OATS Western mixed. 37 a SO BUTTEB Creamery IS a UVt i rOBXMM.M.M..M....M.M . 10 000 U 36 What It Costo Unit be earef nllr etmsldered br tne treat andorKf of people tefora fcnyuur an article which mmi absolutely nteeMary. Hood's Ssnaparllla eea mends lueff with saeelal foreetotbesmtmidile elaues, because It etunMnas poiltlTe economy wlta rest medicinal power. It Is the only medicine of which can truly be said "WO Doses One DoUar," sad a bottle of Hood' Barseparllla taken aceoralng te directions will averagetelatt a month, while ether edlolnes last but half oraaartereslonf. Hood'o Sarcaparilla Bold by all drumiliu. IHeOforpt. Prepared only r v. i. uuuu a uu, ApoiMearMs. Lowell, j 100 Doses One Dollar A new flower of fasrlnatingr bonittr. adapted to sot eiilture,aadwinBLwI WITHIN THIKTV DAYS after owlnfrlheired. .t grown two Invbee high, and laaperfetftmaMiet white and Ulae bloMomii.irliateii. Inn liko diamond. In the a-ardan ItwUlforma aolld carutof blooBK while for small potior aauctra In the houixt. either aiinuneror winter. Ita bemutjrlaunrar Maaed. For enlv la eanta we will mall a narkatof etd together with euroawCatalOjnieaad fnurrolorvd. VUKK. Cataleerae will eel be eeat aaleaa aaked fen. aa yon may already poaaeaa It. It la the Eueat ever laaued profnwly illnatrau-d with rnta and colored plntra. Van(Trall aorta of M.OWER aad VE1B TAItl.r KI--.Kt.Kri.HH. PLAXTa. NEW FUl'lxa. ItaKK KUItl'KH. rum. era. Innlllriiav m7 t) It AA D ft U VELfl KB nrrer before offert-d. Price IS ernta )rr copy, hone ernt free, except to thoae who order the above eeed. Sand at once, aetbis Oder may not appear amiln. Adrtreri JOHN LEWIS CHILD 8, Floral Park, N. V. GOLD MEDAL, PAE18, 1878. TT. BAKE IS & CO.'S i In abiolutelj pur and it U tottuue. No Cliemicals are uxd In It) preparation. It has awre earn Mr Umn I Mreaeta of Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot or Surer, and it therefore far more economical, eurta? Uu Dam eae eao) cam. It if delicious, aoorlihlnc etrenirtheulnir, Easm Ciuuttd, and admirably adapted air Invalids u wall aa forperaiini in fcaaith. Sold by Grocer everywhere W. BAKER ft CO.DorcEeitex. Has. Stvtarm To enre Biliousness. Sick TTeadache, Constipation ttalarla. Llvor Complaints, take tha sale and certain remedy, BHITH'S BILE BEANS Use the SMALL SIZE (40 little beans to the bow tle. Tbey are the most eonvenlent: suit ali agea, ITiceof either sue, 211 cenu per bottle. C I S S I fw C plnei Hi oVtineotarw'xort cents (coppers or stamps). J. F. SMITH Ca. Makers Of Bile Beans." 8b Louis. Mo. The 4 yi peptic, the debllltateel, whetfe er rrMn exeeas work of miaul of body drink or expo are In IiXalarial Regions, will find Tim's Pills til atheat rental reatoratlTs ever offeree the ea&arlna; Invalid. Try Thorn Fairly. A Tlgoroas oodr, pare Mood, strong; nerves bm a a eneenni auaa wui reasut SOLD UVUltYWlIEItE. PalTaUoaOalTiVlJe: JONES Iroe Lever. Steal aaartnira, Braaa Ixll Itiai - " .- . ZvervalaeScai. For free prteella) jai)w l ami o ' i i. biKuHABUUB. HTNGHAWTONe Xe Ye Bj's Crtsa Ca!a IS SURE TO CURE COLD in HEAD QUICKLY. Apply Balm Into each nostra 8XT BKOS M Wane St. V.Y. If yon eil rm-f n-'Ofl niui. -T DLLAT, II til hand of JI.PH H. m A U. . W V lL' . .11 W: . 1 1 ; yner cmim ia , RFHiTllL ATTUHVET, WASlirkUTOK, D. C SaKI ais rarsa ewrf aaaraaeaaa. 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