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cuce storms result In tho Crowning
1 A Cabinet crisis In Athens; the Delyan
nis Ministry leruses dismissal by the
King and secures a vote of confluence
from the Chamber. Chancellor Capnvl
defeated in tie German Reichstag in an
amendment to the naval estimates.
8 Lonbet, the new French Premier, sus
tained bjr the Chamber.
4 Bread riots at Dantzig.
6 Barries declared elected President of
Guatemala. London Progressives sweep
thecounty elections three to one.
6 A.would-be assassin in St. Petersburg
Mrows a bomb at the Czarina and the
gConservatlves victorious in the Quebec
f Parliamentary elections. Vienna police
forma tuoiurtuer uistriDution oi tree
9 Mrs. Osbomo sentenced in London for
larceny of Mrs. Hat-greaves' Jewelry and
10 The American reciprocity treaty ratified
uy tue bpani.su senate. r rencn-.a.tner-ican
commercial treaiv concluded.
11 Mine explosion near Charleroi, Belgium;
about ISO killed.
12 English miners quit work for two weeks.
Almagro, Spain, uttacced by a hand of
IS Ernest Ludwig Buccceds to the Grand
Dukedom of Iiesse. Typhoid fever car
' lies off 230 people in ten days at Villa
15 President Carnot siins the American
reciprocity treaty. Paris Anarchists
attempt to blow up the Republican
,' 16 Deouiinc's wholesale murders discovered
by the finding of odics under a health-
stone in a Liverpool villa, Schismauhoff,
the suppo-ed assassin or Dr. Vulicovitcu,
the Bulgarian ugent i:i Constantinople,
released. Tho steamer Indiana, laden
with reliet provisions, lands at Libau,
Russia. Marquis do Mores aud M. Isaac
fight u duel in France.
17 Schneider, the murderer of servant gills,
executed in Vienna. The Russian Minis
ter of Ecclesiastical Affairs resigns. A
revolution breaks out in Venezuela.
19 The Scotch home rule bill introduced.
The Banqe Generale in Paris suspends.
Thirteen Killed and 31 wounded in a
Salvador railroad wreck.
23 Cnancellor Caprivi relieved as President
of tho Prussian Council by Count von
Eulenberg; the Chancellor retains his
rank as a Prusian Minister.
25 The German Government decrees that
Hebrews emigrating Irom Russia must
not enter Germany. A Dill planting pay
to members of Parliament voted down,iu
the British House of Commons.
S5 Muruerer Deeming, in Australia, con-
Jesses to belni "Jack the Kipper." Mem
bers or the Venezuela Supreme Court im
prisoned by order of the President for
deciding against his tenure of office.
The presence ot German war balloons
detected hoverinir over Warsaw.
7 Anarchists in Paris blow up the house of
18 Two Polish brothers namod Kaulikvoky
lound to be systematic murderers of em
igrants. 29 Tho German Government defeated in
the Reichstag by the rejection of tne es
timate lor a new corvette. Venezuela
rebels lose the battle of Trnjillo. The
Caspian steamer Alexander H'olcow
wrecked: 250 lives lose.
CO i.avachol, the aich-Anarchist of Paris,
captured. Ulster Unionists talk civil
war and adopt resolutions protesting
against the granting of an Irish Parlia
2 A state of siege proclaimed in Buenos
Ayres. Forty women in Vilna, liussia,
charged with Infanticide.
4 An Anarchist plot to blow up the Span
ish Chamuer of Deputies discovered.
The Walsall Anarchists convicted in
7 The Coroner's Jury at Melbourne finds
Deeming guilty of murder. Venezuela
rebels defeated at Ortez. Germany
adopts the Maxim gun.
8 Venezuela rebels retake Araure, which
Government troops had captured the
9 Lieutenant Hetherington acquitted by
the Yokohama consular report. A great
lire in Tukiu; 100 lives lost and 0,000 J
10 Prcsidental electors chosen by popular
vote in the Argentine Republic; the con
ciliation party wins.
11 The British bnduet shows a surplus of
1,067,000. Ten Austrian villages
12 The Brazilian State or Matto Grosso de
11 Venezuela rebels win a bloody victory
near Puerto Cabello. The Khedive of
Egypt Invested. Dr. Canon, of Berlin,
announces the discovery ot tho measles
bacillus. The state or siege at Buenos
Aires raised. The Italian Cabinet re
signs. Cashier Jaeger, or the Roths
child's Franklort house disappears,nnd
Isa defaulter to the extent of 1,700,030
16 Italian Minister Fava ordered, back to
his post at Washington.
19 Muuoz, the Spanish Anarchist, confesses
a plot to assassinate the child king.
Italy's new Cabinet completed.
SI Twenty-lour lives lost in a tenement
house lire In St. Petersburg. Tne French
Government declares war on Dahomey.
22 Wholesale arrests of Anarchists in many
French cities by preconcerted arrange
ment. 23 The committee of the Liberal party In
Mexico reports the most advanced plat
form ever promulgated lu that Republic
FoxandBorrowe fight a harmless duel
25 Venezuela rebels win tliebattlo of Valen
cia. 21 Ravachol and Simon, the Paris Anarch
ists, convicted. The woman suffrage
bill beaten in the British House of Com
mons by the small majority or23. Harrv
Vane Millbank flgnts a duel with a
Frenchman in Belgium, wouuding his
29 -A hurricane visits the island of Mauritus;
over 1,200 lives lest.
1 Tho largest labor demonstration ever
held in London: May Day peacefully ob
served all over Europe.
2 Deeming convicted of murder.
S Liege lound to bo the center of a wide
spread Anarchist conspiracy.
5 Premier Rudini and his Italian Cabinet
defeated on a vote of confidence
t The Italian Ministry resigns. Premier
Salisbury addresses the Primrose
League denouncing home rule aud ex
tenuating the threats or rebellion in Ul
ster. Bloody riots between strikers and
Hebrews at Lodz, Poland.
11 The British Government accepts the in
vitation of the United States to attend
silver conference. Glolltti, the new Ital
ian Premier, forms a Cabinet.
IS A waterspout floods a colliery at Ferenf-
jvircuun, Aimigury, urownmg ahout 40
men. Brazilian troops defeated at
Cuyaba, Matto Grosso.
14 Tho Newfoundland Legislature refuses
to pass the bill to enforce the French
treaty. The Japanese Government de
icated by a vote of want of confidence.
15 A hurricane in New Zealand causes
many wrecks and great loss ot life.
Veneznela rebels capture Bolivar.
French forces capturo a pirate strong
hold and kill IU pirates. The Mayo In
dians in Mexico rebel.
18 Salisbury makes a protection speoch to
wcrklngmen at Hastings, England. An
earthquake in Transcaucasia destroys
three villages and about 30 lives. A
revolution in Honduras nipped in the
20 Edward P. Deacon, the slayer of Abeille,
convicted or "willrul wounding" anu
sentenced to one year's imprisonment.
A dynamite factory ne3r Bilooa, Spain,
blown up, it is alleged by discharged fe
male employes; eight killet'i Many
Liberal leaders in Hawaii arrested for
21 The Brazilian warship Sollrooes wrecked;
120 lives lost. A revolution breaks out
" iiYif ondurag; rebels take and lose Puerto
23 Deeming executed.
24 The bill for a new constitution signed
by the King of Belgium.
2C Giolltti's Cabinet, Rome, wins a vote of
27 King Humbert, or Ital v, refuses to accept
tho resignation of Giolitti anti his Minis
try. The Portuguese Cabinet resigns.
The Central American Diot completes
the act of union. Germany removes the
prohibition of the immigration or Rus
SO-Jackson Knocks out Slavin.
31 The Btrkenberg silver mine in Bohemia
on fire; 400 lives lost.
1 President Palacio's troops beaten on the
prairie near Valencia, Venezuela.
8 The Chilean Cabinet resigns. Baron Bu
low's German forces defeated by natives
in the Moshi territory, Africa.
4 The Italian Chamber or Deputies refuse
to grant the Giolitti Government a six
months' credit Santa del Carbon, the
Mexican female Messiah" who incited
tho Mayo Indians to revolt; banished
6 President Carnot, of France, makes his
long-heralded visit to Nancy.
7 Emperor William and Czar Alexander
meet at Kiel.
8 The Oriental Bank In London suspends.
Labor riots in Barcelona. Spain.
10-VenczueIa rebels win a great victory
near Caracas. An Afghan army defeated
U Premier Glolittl's Italian Ministry
granted a six months' vote of credit
Buda-Pesth made a capital and royal
of 12 Lightning strikes several Spanish
iiiuiwuc9 nnu Buia uihi lssfimo.
14 The oil-laden ship Perolia burns at
B.aye, France, and 20 of the crew perish.
Tho election of members or the Belgian
Constitutional Convention begins: Clerl
cals elected a majority. The British
Parliament increases its World's Fair
15 President Palacio leaves Voneznela.
16 Palacio resigns. The Mntto Grosso revo
lution cfficially announced as ended.
17 A volcanic eruption on Sangir Island de
stroys about 2,000 lives. Liberal Unionists
of Ulster hold a convention and resolve
to resist home rule. France and Switzer
land form an alliance- against Italy.
South African Boers invade St. Paul de
Loandu and proclaim a republic.
23 The Greek Cahlnctresigns. The King of
Italy and the German Emperor meet at
Berlin. A ooiler bursts on the French
cruiser Do Lome, scalding 15 men to
21 Count BUmarck weds the Countess Mar
22 McCarthyites issue an address to Irish
Americans. 23 Gladstr.no issues his electoral address.
Marquis de Mores kills Captatn Mayer,
the Hebrew champion. In a duel.
24 Uallonr issues bis electoral address.
26 Diaz re-elected President of Mexico.
27 Venezuelan rebels defeated at Acarlgua.
Borup, the American Military Attache at
the legation in Paris, recalled for pur
chasing military secrets. Salisbury
issues his electoral address. Ballour
mobbea at Sheffield, England. A i evolu
tion bleaks out in Honduras; repels cap
ture the United States steamer Otera.
2S Tho second Congress of British Boards
of Trade meets. Tho British Parliament
dissolves. Venezuela rebels win the
battle of Arause.
29 Tho Norwegian Ministry resigns.
SO The Congress of British Empire Boards
of Trade declares for free trade. Cholera
invades Europe at Astrakhan.
1 The Inman 1 iner City of Chicago stranded
on Klnsaale. Ireland. The Peruvian
Ministry resigns. English Parliamentary
2 France decides to hold an international
Exposition in 1900.
S The ship Peter Stuart wrecked, in the
harbor of Yarmouth, X. S.: 13 lives lost.
4 Germany's Sunday law goes into effect.
The first of tho British elections in which
there aro contests shows Gladstoniau
5 It transpires that Great Britain, Spain
and Italy have concluded .i secret treaty
for tho partition ot Morocco.
6 Sixty killed and hundreds wounded in a
cholera riot between Sarts and Russian
troops; a Governor killed.
Great Are tn St Johns. . F.: loss. $20,000.-
100. A steamer boiler explosion on Lake
Geneva kills 22 people. Great eruution
of Mount Etna.
10 Loubet's French Govemmont defeated
on an interpellation; only one change
made in the ministry.
11 Ravachol, the anarchist, guillotined.; A
storm and landslide at St. Gervals, in
Savoy, destrovs 150 lives.
13 Gladstone elected to the British Parlia
ment by a majority largely reduced.
Three Brazilian warships lost in a storm.
14 Tho Christian Herald relie: steamer Leo
arrives at St. Peteisburg.
16 Tho Pope Issues an encyclical on Colum
bus. IS Conway's inonntaineering party in the
Himalayas climb the highest peak ever
ti odden by man; 23 000 feet
19 Several Italian towns devastated by a
cyclone. Thiiteen persons killed In a
fight between gendarmes and striking
reapers at Bobar.Uungary. Great Britain
annexes Johnson island.
20 Mr. Stang summoned to form a Norwe
21 Cholera lound to exist in Scrvi.o. Tho
ninth Wagner festival at Bayreuth be
gins. 22 Triconpis forms a Greek Ministry. The
international inmnu .navigation con
gress opens in Paris.
23 Germany and Austria support Bulgaria
in a protest to Russia airalnst plots
airainst Prince Ferdinand's lire. Prof.
Pickering, of Harvard, observes from
l-eru vase rczions ot meitea snow on
Mars, with other phenomena.
24 Spain calls a European Congress to deal
with the Morocco question.
27 The Norwegian Storthing postpones Its
contention with the King for separate
Norwegian consulates, nud requests the
Cabinet to remain in office.
29 Honduras Government lorces take Ceiba;
end of the revolution.
SO Cholera found to exist in Galicia, Pres
31 Bismarck delivers a speech at Jena
against the German Ministry. The Span
ish Columbus Quadrocentenmal celobra
tion begins at Cadiz; the caraval Santa
. MariadeparlsforHuclva. Cholera breaks
out in Burmah.
1 Crespo wins a battle near Victoria.
return of Balfour to Parliament nro-
tested on the ' charge ot bribery. West
ern States of Venezuela secede. French
Republicans gain 150 seats.
2 Japanese Premior Matsnket resigns.
Marquis de Mores held for manslaughter.
A typhoon, landslide and earthquake in
Japan, destroy hundreds of lives and
thousands of houses.
S Tho new British Parliament meets. Lord
Chief Justice Coleridge decides that
English noblemen uo longer havo the
riitht to block highways with their
sports, or trample upon the rizhts of
humbler people. Incendiaries destroy
the Polish town of Rzecze: 14 lives lost
and 2,000 people rendered homeless. - i
5 A revolt breaks out iu Bolivia; martial
6 The Canadian Cabinet abolishes canal
rebates. Arab slave traders rebel against
the Kongo State.
7 Tue first death from cholera in St Peters
8 The Queen's speech read in the British
House of Commons. A pleasure steamer
wrecked near Helsiuglors, 'Finland, 9J
9 French lorces bein the war against
10 Earthquake shocks in Southern Ger
many. Crepo's army takes Barrancas.
11 The British Commons vote "no confi
dence" in Salisbury's Government
12 Crespo wins the battle of Bolivar. Queen
Victoria summons Gladstone to lorm a
Ministry. Hawaii adopt anew protec
13 Liberty or tho press restored in Bulgaria.
14 Cholera appears at Hamburg.
16 Gladstone's Cabinet announced. Crespo
17 Cholera appears at Altona.
IS Earthquake In Wales.
20 Iron workers at Ekaterinlav, Russia,
plunder factories and destroy works. An
international, railway Congress meets iu
22 The International Peace Congress opens
in Berne. Crespo wins the battle of
23 The Russian edict against the exporta
tion of rye. rye meal and bran revoked.
24 Cholera announced to exist in Antwerp,
Urdaneta. Soix proclaims himself Dic
tator of Venezuela.
26 Cholera invades Berlin and England.
One hundred and seven miners killed by
an explosion and fire tit Parkslio. Wales.
27 Maracaibo taken by tho Venezuela
CO-Cholera appears In London. Marquis de
Mores and seconds on both sides of the
duel acquitted of the death or Captain
6 Tho.Arab rebellion crushed.
7 M. Grenier sentenced in Paris to 20 years'
imprisonment and 20 years' banishment
for selling military secrets to Borup, the
American military attache.
8 Tho Cunard steamsulp Campania, the
largest iu the world, launched at Glas
gow. 9 Columbus fetes belgn at Genoa.
14 President Rodriquer, of Costa Rica, de-
15 The policy of coercion discarded by the
Privy Council at Dublin. Peace con-
ciuaca in Jiorocco. Dahomoyaus badly
whipped at Dogba by the French.
16 President Diaz opens the Mexican Con
gress. 17 Baron Fnva, Italian Minister to Wash
21 Captain .Andrews lands in Lisbon, hav
ing crossed the ocean in his dory, the
smallest craft ever used for that purpose.
Edward Pnrker Deacon pardoned.
22 France celerates tho centenary of the
lounding of the flrst Republic.
23 Tho Mexican Chamber of Denuties de
Clares Diaz re-elected President
26 European Socialists hold u congress at
23 Jesuits meet In Spain to elect a General.
29 The Irish Federation issues a manifesto
to their countrymen in America and
Australia. Mr. Knill, tl Catholic,
elected Lord Mavorof London. Great
Britain annexes Gilbert Islands and the,
2 Padro Martino elected Jesuit General,
Buda-Pesth officially declared infected
4 German and Austrian military officers
engage in a riding contest Klug Ben
hnuzm, of Dahomey, defeated by the
5 Mrs. Andrew Carnegie lays the corner
stone or tho Carnegie Library at Ayr,
Scotland. Tho battleof Los Toques ends
the Venezuelan war; revolutionists vic
torious. 7 Crespo enters Caracas.
10 The steamer Bokhard wrecked In the
China Sea; many lives lost
11 Ex-Premier Mercier,. of Quebec, indicted.
I 18 President Bona, of Argentinia. inougur-
14 Severe earthquake In' the Balkans. An
nexation Club lonnod in Toronto.
17 The Hawaiian Government ousted "on a
"no confidence" vote.
IS A band of kidnapers in Austrian Gal
llcia, who had been procuring girls for
Turkish harems, arrested. Tue French
Chamber appoints arbitrators to
settle tho Carmaux strike. A revo
lution breaks out in the Argentine
Province ot Santiago del Estero. The
International Geographical Congress
meets in Madrid. The reminiscences of
Dr. Le Caron, the British sny, published.
Great floods in Sardinia, with large loss
21 Thomas Neill Cream, tho Londoner
poisoner, sentenced tn death.
22 Five villages in Transcaucasia destroyed
by an earthquake. The Temoohie vil
lage or 33 religious lanntics in Mexico
wiped out by troops: 363 soldiers killed.
23 Monarchists win the Portuguese elec
tions. 24 Barcelona, the last stronghold or the
fallen Government of Venezuela, sur
renders. 25 Preraior Lonbet, as arbitrator, decides in
lavor of tho Carmaux strikers.
23 The British steamship Roumanla
wrecked off the Portuguese coast; HSllves
29 The new Independent Socialist party of
Germany announces Its programme.
30 Great floods in Paxaco, Mexico.; 50
31 Tho Wittenberg Church, or Luther fame,
rededicated bo the Emperor of Ger
1 Hnrvev (American) armor plate tested
in England and found to be the best.
2 The Belgian Constitutional Revision
Committee votes down tho univorsal
suffrage proposition. A railroad colli
sion near Thirsk, England, destroys 13
3 The Belgian Constitutional Committee
decides in favor of household suffrage.
4 Ex-Premier Mercier, of Quebec, acquit
ted of embezzlement
5 Tho. English pinners' strike begins.
6 The Italian Government wins tne gen
7 Brazil passos an act encouraging Chi
8 The Belgian King opens Parliament
timid a popular demonstration in favor
of universal suffrage. An infernal ma
chine intended lor the Parmaux Com
mny offices explodes in a Paris police
station, killing five mon.
10 Tho United States steamer Philadelphia
sails-from La Guayra without permission
ot tho Venezuela port authorities, but
under Consular protection. Tho Prus
sian Landtag opens.
11 Dr. A. Wekerle made Premier of Hun
gary. 13 "Bloody Sunday" neacefully celebrated
on Traialzar Sa uarb. London.
15 Thon.as Nclll-Cieam executed. Tho
Congress of tho German Socialist party
16 A secret conference between Canadian
and Newlonndland envoys ends.
19 Tho French Chamber of Deputies passes
the prcs bill A crucial victory for Pze
mierLoubet. 20 French troops enter Abomcy,
21 The Fiench Chamber decides to Investi
gate tho Panama Canal Company. Lon
don Socialists begin nntl-reut campaign.
22 The International Monetary Conterenco
meets. The Kaiser opens the German
Reichstag with a speech in favor or the
23 The German army bill introduced. The
Italian Parliament opens. The Czari
witcli made President of the Russian
25 Premeir Abbott, of Canada, resigns; Sir
John Thompson chosen as.his successor.
La Union, Salvador, destroyed by an
eartnquaKO. American proposals suo
mitteu to the Monetary Conference.
28 Loubet's French Ministry resign. De
Rocuschid submits the English proposals
to the Monetary Conference. A great
debate on Canada's political future held
The Governor of Rio Grande do Sul again
2 An apochryphal epistle of St Peter said
to be lound in Ecypt.
3 Rector Ahlwaidt produces alleged proof
iu a German court that Lowe guns lur
nished the army are worthless.
5 Ribot forms a French Cabinet.
6 Sir John Thompson's Canadian Cabinet
announced. The Rothschild plan with
drawn from tho monetary conference.
7 Cauova's Spanish Cabinet; resigns. Tho
English Agricultural Congress resolves
in favor oi protection and freo coinage
ot cold and silver.
9 Ahlwardt, the anti-Semitic member of
tho German Reichstag, sentenced to five
months' Imprisonment for slandering
10 A dynamite plot to revengo the extra
dition of Francois, tho Anarcnist, dis
covered in London. Sagasta forms a
13 Mexican tioops massacred at San Igna
cio by revolutionists.
14 A collierv explosion at Wigan, England,
destroys 50 lives. Tho German Reichstag
exempts Ahlwardt from ariest. ABal
mace Jist plot to murder Chilean officials
15 Dr. Charles Swenk elected President of
Switzeiland. The Pope issues a circular
aeainst Free Masonry. Brazil and Chile
conclude an alliance.
16 Charles do Lcsseps and other Panama
canal directors arrested.
17 The Monetary Conference adjourns until
May 13. Mexican troops Ueteated by
rebels near G lerrera.
19 Ten thousand Nova Scotian miners
strice. Irish tactions slim an agreement.
releasing the Paris fund. Revolutionists
deleat Mexlcau troops at Coralvo.
20 The French Parliament authorizes pros
ecutions of ilvo Senators and five Dopu
ties In connection with the Panama
scandal. General Booth's Salvation
Army scheme vindicated by the Earl of
22 Clemenceau and Derouledo fight a
French duel. The Franco-Amoricnn
Commercial Convention ratified by the
Fiench Chamber of Deputies.
24 A dynamite explosion kills a detective
under the shadow of Dublin Castle.
27 Mexican troops routed by revolutionists
at Las Animas, Mexico. Count Peter
Romanoff killed in a duel at Monte Carlo
with Brockton, an American.
29 A dynamite explosion occurs in the Pre-
lecture ot Police in Paris.
30 A National Congress in India demands
home rule for that country.
TRADE AND INDUSTRY.
TEAR OF VIOLENT DISPUTES BE
TWEEN LABOR AND CAPITAL.
The Rise of the Reading- Coal and Railway
Combine A Long List of New Trusts
Organized Events Ont of the Ordinary
The number of labor conflicts this year
haB not been comparatively large, but the
violeuce which attended a lew ot them has
attracted universal attention. The number
of new "trusts" organized during the year
has been very large. The "Heading com
bine," of course, was the greatest Some
important judicial decisions affecting com
merce are herein noted.
2 A partial strike In the Elgin watch fac
tory. The Witherow works at New Cas
tle, Pa., close down.
CTw o' hundred coal miners at Cable, 111.,
sSouthern cotton plantors meet at 3Iem
pliis to devise relief from over-production.
A local brewery trust formed at
10 Indianapolis street car striko begins.
11 The First National Bank of Muncy. Pa-
closes, and Cashier Dela Green arrested.
12 Street car strike riots in Indianapolis.
13 The Sucar Trust Increases its capital
$23,000,000. The Indianapolis street car
strike declared off pendiug a -compromise.
18 The Pittsburg delegation to the National
Association of Builders bolt the conven
tion at Cleveland.
19 The Aransas Pass Railroad striko In
xexas settieu; EtriEers deleated.
20 Tho Whisky Trust cuts the price of
whisky lrom $1 IS to $1 16.
26 Tne Metal Polishers' National Union or
ganized. 27 The Butler County Bank at Chicora, Pa .
30 A company organized at Wheeling to
manufacture nails by a new process.
31 Union laborers capture 100 non-union
men at St Paul, and. compel them to
Join the union.,
2 Tho Grand Central Hotel at New York
8 The Rice Trust formed. The Iron Beam
4 The National Association of Crookery
and Glassware Jobbers disbands at Pitts
burg. W. H. Dill acquitted or embezzle
ment in the CI earfleldandHoutzdalc(Pa.)
bank case. The Blair and Cambria Lum
ber Company fails.
10 The Philadelphia and Reading Ball
road secures coutrol of its competitors
15 The Pottsville Iron and Steel Company
16 Canadian cut-nail makers organise and
17 The .National Real Estate Association or
ganized. 19 Tennessee mlno troubles sottled by a co
20 A. J. Cassatt, a Pennsylvania Company
director, and T. V. Powderly, General
Master Workman K. of L., protest to
Governor Pattlson against the Reading
23 Attorney General Henrel snmmons
Cnssatt, Powderly and President Mc
Leod, of the Reading Company, to a hear
ing March 3.
25 Eight hundred timbertnen at the Iron
wood (Mich.) Mines strike for higher
27 Holders locked out at the Eclipse Stove
Works, Mansfield, O. The Panhandle
29 Officers and directors of the Whl3ky
Trust arrested on Indictments found in
Boston. The United States Supreme
Court decides the barbed wire patont
cult in favor or tho Woshbum-Moen
Company, Indianapolis street carstrike
1 Powderly replies to the citation of At
torney General Henel to appear against
the Reading. The Ohio Supreme Court
decides that the Standard Oil Company
cannot make or fulfill Trust agreements.
2 The National Lumbermen's Convention
protests against the placing of lumber on
the free list.
3 Attorney General ilensel hears argu
ments on the Rending deal.
5 Independent oil refiners appeal to Gov
ernor Pattlson for protection against
the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Na
tional Transit Company.
7 Banker Arnot, of Elmlra, N. Y., files at
WiIliamsport,Pa.,a bill in equity against
the Reading Railroad Company.
8 The Whisky Trust reduces the price or
its product 1 cent a gallon. The Erie
and Pennsylvania Railroad systems con
clude an alliance.
10 The Bardeleben and Tennessee Coal and
. Iron Companies consolidate.
11 The bill to legalize tho Heading deal
passes the New Jersey Senate.
12 Tho Franklin Sugar Refinery, Philadel
phia, absorbed bvthe Suirar Trust
15 The Ribbon Trust formed at New York.
Attorney Goneral Henscl files a bill in
equity against tho Reading Railroad
16 The manufacture ofopticalglnss demon
strated a success at Ellwood, Ind., by
George A. Macbeth & Co., of Pittsburg.
The Richmond Terminal and Richmond
mid-West Point systems consolidate.
21 The Standard Oil Trust decides to dis-,
solve and reorganize in a new form. The
trainmen's strike on the Canadian Pacific
Railroad begins. The Savings and Loan
Association Jiankat Palnesville.O., closes
25 Mahoning and Shenango Valley iron
manufacturers reduce wagos iu percent.
26 Sprocket's refinery formally turned over
to the Sugar Trust
2S Note renewals of the PainesviUe Bank,
O., declared lo be forgeries. The Um
brella Trust formed.
SO Several silver mines in Colorado close
31 Mayor Stuart, of.Phlladelphla, vetoes the
trolley ordinance, which is then passed
over his veto.
2 The Mutual Banking, Surety, Trust and
Safo Deposit Company, Philadelphia,
condemned by the Bank Examiner.
4 Seven New York City horse car lines
5 Governor Abbett, of New Jersey, vetoes
the bill legalizing the Reading Railroad
combine Window class manufacturers
decide to shut down May 31.
6 St. Louis rtvermen win their strike. The
building trades strike in New York City
8 Pardrldge, tho Chicago grain operator,
checked by a coalition.
9-Pnrdridge defeats the combination
IS The Sprockets Sugar Refinery in Phila-
delphia shuts down.
17 Tho potters' striko at Steubenville, O.,
over three years old, declared off.
IS The Iron workers' strike at Lebanon, Pa.,
19 The Pennsylvania Company cuts the
Eastern freisht rates on anthracite coal.
21 The Trunk Trust organized.
22 IC G. Gttptill, a manufacturer at An
derson, III., claims to have discovered
the lost Egyptian art of casting glass
26 The Thomson-Houston and the Edison
Electrical companies consolidate.
27 The Gould party wins the Union Pacific
1 Now England granite workers strike.
9 Tho Pennsylvania Supi eme Court decides
that dealing in- margins is not neces
sarily gambling. Kentucky distilleries
purchased by an English syndicate.
Chicago packers sell out to an English
syndicate. -.Tha Wall Paper '.Lrust
11 The Cambria Iron Company at Johns
town discharges 30 trainmen for belong
ing to brotherhoods.
14 The richest iron ore deposit in the
United States opened in New Mexico.
16 Fifteen thousand granite workers In
"New York anil New Eugland locked out.
The United States Supreme Court-decides
that railroads may sell tickets by
wholesale at reduced rates.
20 Trainmen's Brotherhoods and the Amal
gamated Association order a strike
against the Cambria Iron Works at
24 Arthur re-eleoted Grand Chief of tho
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
31 A huge deal in May corn collapses at
Chicago; Coster Martin, the manipu
11 In a Whisky Trust" case at Cincinnati,
the United States Circuit Court decldos
that Congress has no power to put re
straints upon the right of an individnal
or a corporation to the acquisition. of
property. Small packers in Chicago con
solidate. The Hnusatonlc -yst-m ab
sorbed by the N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad
Company. Manufacturers of pocket cat
lory form a trust.
25 Wholesale grocers conclude an arrange
ment with the Sugar Trust. The Iron
League discharges, 1,500 Knights of
27 The Leather Trust (Rice 4 Hutchinson,
incorporated) formed at Trenton.
28 Droxel, Morgan & Co. refuse to under
take the reorganization of the Richmond
29 Mine owners in the Schuylkill region
1 Philadelphia iron workers strike.
9 A reaper Trust organized.
11 Non-union miners and guards nt Gem,
Idaho, surrender to strikers after a Dat
tle; six lives lost.
12 Iron workers at Wyandotte, near De
13 Martial law declared at Ccenrd'Aleno
14 United States and Idaho troops occupy
the C'ceur d'Alene mines after tho last
non-union miner had been either killed
or driven out.
20 Upper Mononznbela coal miners at
Opekiska, W. Va., striko. A last frnit
transportation service betweon Califor
nia and London begun.
21 The American Window Glass Associa
tion decides to curtail tho right ot em
ployers to make apprentices of adopted
25 The granite quarrymen's strike at
Quincy, Mass., practically at an end:
still in force at other points.
26 The Dnebcr Company sues the Wateh
.Trust ror conspiracy ami for violating
the anti-trust law.
23 A fur combine organized at Newark.
29 A receiver asked for the Order of the
SI Delegates of railway employe organiza
tions meet at Wilkesbarre to discuss con
1 The Northampton County Court refnses
to appoint a receiver lor the Lehigh Val
J2 New York messenger boys strike.
4 Fort Wayne carpenters -and employes of
the Studebaker Wacou Works bovcott
-material from the Carnegie mills. Papers
signed in New York ror the construction
ot the independent oil nine Hue.
5 The Itasca Iron Company organized in
6 A tobacco combination formed.
8 The striko among the New York build
ing trades ends.
10 A Jelly and preserve combino formed in
. New York. Six hundred Upper Monon
gahela miners strike.
13 The Southern Passenger Association
goes to pieces. Bafialo switchmen
W An iron strike of over two years' stand
ing at Elmlra, N. Y., declared off.
16 The Mutual Banking, Surety, Trust and
Bare Deposit Company at Philadelphia,
the depository the Order of the Iron
Hall, assign s.
24 The Buffalo switchmen's strike declared
off. Agent Ira Ayer reports to the United
States Treasury Department that the tin
plate Industry is successfully established
in America. Georgia militia called out
to protect Dade county mines.
SB-Chancellor McQill, of Now Jersey, en
joins the Reading combine.
27 The New York Bnk'Examiner finds two
New York savings banks insolvent. A
Tissue Paper Trust formed.
to A new Rubber Trust'fornieO,
1-r-The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
discharges nearly 3,000 employes tore
5 The Iron Workers' strike at tho Hughes
& Patterson mill, Philadelphia, declared
10 The Pennville natural gas field in Indi
19 Cincinnati furniture workers locked out
20 A second sale combine formed.
23 -The granite strike in New England
30 Receiver asked for in the Gas Trust
1 Iowa railroad telegraphers win their
i strike. Iron and steel wages advanced
at Pottstown, Pa. Criminal proceedings
begun in Chicago against Wrignt and
Cudaby for manipulating the short ribs
6 Wheeling district miners lose their
strike. The Typo Founders' Trust or
8 A steel brake combination formed.
l "Big Fonr" switchmen at Columbus
13 Chicago electricians strike. Aluminum
tempered at Jeyis, Quebec, by Black
smith Allard. Nickel ore discovered la
the Lake Superior reslon. The B. & O.
secures a line from Jersey City to St
j ouis by the annual election of Ohio and
14 A mountain of zlno discovered near
15 Tho case against the "short ribs corner"
in Chicago collapses.
16 Telograpbers on tne Gulf, Colorado and
aanta in uanroau striKe.
17 A hoax order causes a. strike of tele
graphers on the Santa Fo Railroad sys
tem, which tied up those lines lor 12
Hours. The U. S. Circuit Court at St
Paul decidesthat the "long and short
huul" clansa does not apply to joint rail
road tarilts. The Mechanical Rubber
Company incorporated iu New Jersey;
19 Opening of Solomon & Ruben's mam
moth mercantile emporium, construc
tion of which beiran April 1.
24 Tho Reading Railroad Company secures
control of tue Bo3ton and Maine aud the
New England railroads.
25 New Orleans warehousemen strike.
iai Train dispatchers organize a protectlvo
brotherhood. Warrants issued lor the
arrest of SS Kansas undertakers for vio
lating the anti-trust law. The Pabst and
Jung breweries ac Milwaukee consoli
2 The New Orleans warehousemen's strike
S Fall River manufactnrers raise the wages
4 A general strike of all trades unions
orderotl in Now Orleans.
5 The first oil through tho Crescent Pipe
Lines leacnes tidewater. Striking elec
tricians of New York organize a co-operative
8 Columbus street car men strike.
10 Ground broken at Atlanta, Ind., for the
largest tlnplate, works in the United
States. The New Orleans strike settled
in lavor or the merchants.
11 Tho Columbus strike compromised. The
International and the Chicago Packing
14 Tin mining begun at Hill City, Neb.
15 Cotton operatives' wages generally ad
vanced In New England. The New York
City Rapid Transit Commission pub
lishes the terms or sale o( liauchlse lor
an underground railroad.
16 Plate glass manufacturers meet In Pitts
burg and decide to restrict production,
18 A cotton combine organized by the
21 Opening of Kaufmanns' new mercantile
annex lor business.
23 A Boston company formed to control
Van Choat's electric iuvontions.
26 Glassworkors dctaiuod at Ellis Island are
y 28 Wages of Pottsville puddlors reduced.
2 A barbed wire combine formed.
3 Wire and cut nails submitted to a com
petitive test at Watervliet Arsenal.
Pianoforte makers take steps to organize
a national union.
4 Rival orders of commercial telegraphers
5 The United States Supreme Court de
cides the Chicago lake front cases in
favor of tho city. Master and Examiner
Hart reports to Court at Williamsport,
Pa., in favor of the coal combine ou all
points. Mnncie, Ind., glassworkers be
gin a successful strike.
6-Sllvcismiths combine to preserve the
grade of silver. Wilezlnski's banking
and merchandising house at Greenville,
Miss., falls, dragging live other Arms
down to ruin.
7 Rock Island telegraphers strike.
8 Nickol discovered in Nebraska. .Dia
mond fields fouud in Idaho. .
9 A syndicate negotiates lor the purchase
of all Eastern Ohio rolling mills.
12 Green glassblowers at Bridgeton, N. J.,
strike to enforce unionism.
13 A Spring Trust lormed. Iron workers'
wages at .riicenixvme, ra., reuucei'.
Hocking vaiiycoal operatois combine.
President Grecnhtit, of the Whisky
Trust, in a written statopient, explains
tho purchase of three' large dlstillories,
and the consequent reduction of tho
14 A movotnent to federate all Baltimore
and Ohio employes Is divulged. The
Whisky Trust makes a third advance in
15 Edison wins his Incandescent patent
17 Receiver Oakman, of the Richmond Ter
minal system, sues various parties for
20 A decline in Whisky Trust shares causes
a flurry in Wall stieet.
21 Wholesale liquor dealers take steps to
establish independent distilleries.
22 A gold fever in tho West caused by dis
coveries in southern Utah.
23 The International Navigation Company
applies lor a Canadian charter. The
Corporation Trust Company of New Jer
sey organized, to represent non-resident
24 American flint glass factories close for
two weeks, uoleuo electric linemen
27 The Financo Company organized to re
lievo tho Reading combine of its com
28 California raisin growers form a trust.
29 WaylandTiH3k& Co., the Wall street
firm, fail. The New York Underground
Rapid Transit Commission fail to got
satisiactoiy bids lor the franchise.
30 The Bell wood. Pa., ManufaciuringWorks
assign. Rolling mill owners at Zaucs
ville refuse lo treat with the Amalga
mated Association. Ohio river naviga
tion closed by ice.
31 "Deacon" White pays the last dollar due
CELEBRATED CASES, EMBEZZLE
MENTS AND DEEDS OF BLOOD.
Acts and Fall of tho Dalton Gang Many
Train Robberies Curious and Strange
Cases Like the Alice Mitchell Murder
aud the Borden Mystery.
The leading event iu the criminal annals
of 1892, except the acts of armed mobs, has
been the destruction of the Dalton gang
alter a long series of baufc and train rob
beries. Many of the deeds of mob vio
lence are so closely interwoven with indus
trial events that it is hard to 'sever them.
A curiosity in crime is the case of Alice
Mitchell, the Memphis homicide. As
mysteries, the Borden murder and the ex
press theft, in which packages of brown
paper were substituted for currency shipped
to New Orleans, were the most remarkable.
The violatiou ot American neutrality laws
by Mexican bandits operating under the
guise of revolutionists are among the nota-
le events ot tne year, a melancholy
ieature is the growth of lynch law in the
1 A carload of non-union men ejected from
a train in Arkansas and driven into u
swamp bv strikers.
2 Dr. Graves, the Denver poisoner, found
guilty. In a civil suit at Lima, O., ex
City Marshal Colvln and his sou are
charged with au express robbery ten
years old. Eight men killed in a general
fight in Cinch county, Ga.
5 In tho Seward county (Kan.) war, a
Sheriff and three deputies shot down;
militia sent to tho scene.
7 Harry, son of Joaquin Miller, sentenced
to two years' imprisonment lor robbing
a stage. A running flu he between Ste
vens county (Kan.) desperadoes and a
pursuing posse; Ave desperadoes shot
II Dr. Graves sentenced to be hanged.
15 A deserted Tiouse found in the Indian
Territory, which had been bdilt as a trap
and was the sceno of many murders.
18-Rooert Uepler, of Kenoma, Mo., murdors
three members of the Goodly family,
leaves another lor dead and robs tho
22 Missouri Paclflo train robberv near
Nevada, Mo. Montana outlaws kill four
23 One Missouri Paclflo train robber killed
and the other wounded and captured at
24 Miss Alice Mitchell murders Miss Freda
"Ward at Memphis.
29 A supersedeas granted in the Graves
30-AHce Mitchell indicted. Talton Hall,
tho Virginia desperado, convicted.
31 Embezzler Hycr, of New Tork, escapes
1 uarza's band kill two scouts.
2 Henry H. Yard hold for court In connec
tion with the Keystone Bank embezzle
ment. William H. Dill, the Clearfield
(Pa.) banker, indicted for embezzle
ment. 8 A revolt of 250 inmates of the Deer Island
prison, near Boston. The trial of Man
rice B. Curtis, tho actor, lor murder,
4 Texas rangers defeat a Garza baud near
Rcalitas. Talton Hall sentenced to hang.
8 Murderer McElvalne electrocuted at
Sing Sing, N. T.
10 Marlon Hedspath, the Glendale train
15 Henry II. Yard indicted for abetting the
embezzlement by President Marsh, of
the Keystone Bank.
17 Hyer, the Now York embezzler and fugi
20 Ed Coy, a mulatto fugitive, burned at the
stako at Texarkana, Ark., by a mob.
21 Daring attempt of William Ctosstorob
a Central Hudson Railwny train.
24 Banker Dill, orChicora, Pa., arrosted for
3j The Jury in the Delamater embezzle
ment caso disagree. The Jury iu the
Curtis murder trial disagree.
3 Dr. Scudder, of Chicago, arrested for tho
murder of his mother-in-l&w.
4 Six prisoners, including Murderer Frank
Mill, break jail at Butler, Pa. Tho first
of the trials at Springfield, Kan., of the
murderers of Sheriff Dunn ends in ac
quittal. 5 Three of the escaped Butler prisoners
recaptured; Murdordr Mills holds un one
of lii"s pursuers. A riot between officers
and negroes at Memphis; several wound
ed and 20 arrests.
6 Fayette Welsh, tho actor, shot dead bv
William F. Fiannery (William J. Gould)
7 Cliicazo police raid a poolroom and ar
rest 230 men. Director Nelson E. Evans
arrested for looting the Spring Garden
9 Tin ee negro desporadoe9 of "The Curve"
lynched at Memphis.
11 Mills, the escaped Butler murderer, re-
14 A mobatForsythe, Mo., shoots Deputy
Sheriff Chaiies Williams in open court
and hangs Murderer JohnBriehtin sight
of the Conrt House.
15 At Tiffin, O., Walter A. Snyder, in a flt of
temporary insanity, shoots three men
and commits suicide.
16 Alleged wholesale bribery of the Chicago
City Council exposed. The family of
Mrs. Melrose, at Nashviile.polsoncd; two
21 Berry Turner, leader of an outlaw fac
tion In Kentncky, captured. Six indict
ments returned against Chicago Alder
men for boodllng.
21 Tangier Islanders fight a battle with
oyster dredgers and a Virginia polico
,bnat; the islanders routed.
20 Mills convicted at Butler of murder in
the second decree.
23 Murderer Cat to electrocuted at Sins
-lug. A peddler's skeleton and his pack
found In two locked rooms at Bticy-
30 Joseph Lytle, an old soldier at FIndlay,
Q., mortally wounds his two daugbtois
and bis former wife. Jonathan Hock
stetlor inuidered by his fellow-moonshiners
in Somerset countv.
SI Joseph Lytlo lynched. The Philadcl-
&hla Councils Committee reports on the
ardsley defalcations. A Georgia Pa
cific mail train robbed.
6 Two accessories to tho nochstetler mur
der arrested in Somerset county.
7 William C Miller, reputed leader of
moonshiners and the slayer of Hocks tel
ler, surrenders at Somerset.
8 John McCurrty, of Canton, murders L. T.
Waltenbaughdangeiously wounds Mrs.
McCurdy and commits suicide.
9 Three Indictments for forgery found
against Ralph K. Paige.
10 Invading cattlemen in Wyoming be
sieged altera desperate fight by rustlers
and n Sheriff's posse.
12 A gang of Anarchists who had been firing
tenement houses discovered in Brooklyn.
13 The besieged cattlomen In Wyoming sur
render to United States troops.
14 An Illinois Central express train in Lou
isiana held np and lobbed by three
15 Convicts at Coal Creek (Tenn.) mines
19 Four nesroes lynched at Inverness, Fla.
22 A mutiny in tne Huntingdon (Pa.) re
28 K. A. Linderfeld, Milwaukee, President
of the American Library Association, ar
rested on a charge of embezzlement.
30 A mob at Nashville fights all night and
nearly all day to break Into Jail and
lynch Eph Grizzard, the negro: they
Buccced in the second attempt; two of
the attacking party mortally wounded.
5 Murderer Almy confesses he is George
Abbott, tho outlaw.
12 M. B. Herloy, the flrst of tho alleged Chi
cago "boodlers" to bo tried, is acquit
ted. 14 Two highwaymen rob a stage coach near
Redding, CaL, of $-10,000: the driver shot
dead. Five persons killed In an ambus-,
caue at Round uap, a., by unknown
17 Two Indictments found against Director
Evans, of the wrecked Spring Garden
Bank at Philadelphia. Officers and
horse thieves fi.;lit a battle in tho Sac
and Fox country: three killed. An un
known assassin murders four women in
18 Tne flrst undoubtedlysnccessful electro
cution takes place at Auburn Prison,
19 Car striko riots at New Orleans. Perry,
tue now iorK train roDuer, convicteu.
20 Mrs. Pardridgo, at Chicago, foils a mad
man in his attempt to assassinate her
husband, the grain speculator.
21 Four desperadoesattackan express train
near S tnford, Fla., and kill the messen
ger, but are driven off.
25 Two of the Florida train robbers shot
dead by a pursuing posse; a third es
capes. 28 Seven men escnpo from the Jackson
(Miss.) Penitentiary: ail either killed,
wounded or recaptured within two
1 A Santa Fe express train robbsd by
masked men supposed to bo of tho Dal
ton gang, in the IndiAn Territory.
8 Bob Ford, the slayer of Jesse James,
shot dead by Deputy Sheriff Kelly at
11 Two men leap upon a train In Oakland,'
cai., nnu roo two passengers oi siv.twu.
A fight between strikins lumber shovers
and officeis at Tonawandn, N. l.
12 Hundreds of negroes gatuerat Guthrie,
Okla., to avenge a lynching, but are dis
armed.. 17 "Pince Michael" Mills sentenced to fivo
years in'the Michigan State prison. Four
Italians lyncned on the Monte Cristo
IS Ex-Congressman Morgan, of SlississlppI,
murdered on a train at Athens, Miss, by
21 Dr. Scudder, the Chicago murderer, com
24 Pinkortons defeated by street car strik
ers in Cleveland.
28 Three negroes on their way to Jail at
Woodvlllc, Tex., shot down by a mob.
8 Nine lengterm convicts escape from the
Massachusetts State prison.
12 A battle between militia and citizens
guarding the jail at Paditcalr, Ky., on one
sldo, and a mob of nezroes on the other.
14 Seven Toledo City Councilmen indicted
for soliciting brlbos. The Daltongang
rob nn express train at Adair. I. T., of
between $50,000 and $75,000.
22 The cases or the Tanev countv fMo.i
lyucheis nolle prosequied.
24 The two Redding, (Cul.,) stage robbers,
John and Charles Ruggles, lynched.
26 Frank Mbllick, Anarchist, arrested nt
Lung Erancr, N. J., in connection with
tho conspiracy azaiust Frick.
27 Two men (.opposed to be or tho Dalton
nan?, rub the Bank or Eioiio, O. T., of
$10,50J, holding up the lady cashkr.
Charles H. Pago, a Philadelphia broker,
shot dead by Reuald Kennedy, a de
mented stock gambler, who then com
30 Alice Mitchell, found by a ury to be in
sane: tile Indictment lor murder still
31 Supposed members of the Mafia demand
of the Chief of Police or Now Orleans
ransom lor the missing Jttdgo Marr,
whom they claim to hold prisoner.
1 New York Anarchists glorify Berkmann
lor shooting Mr. Prick.
2 Tho electrocution of Murderer Cal Wood
nt Donnemor.i, N. Y.
4 Evans and Sontag rob an express train
at Collis. Cal., or about $15,000; the car
door smashed in with dynamite bombs.
Millionaire' Borden and his wife, at Fall
9 The death S3ntonce of H. Clay King, the
Tennessee murderer, commuted to im
prisonment for life.
11 Lizzie Bordon arrested for murder. Im-
prisoned cattlemen in Wyoming released
12 Eight cattle thieves killed by a posse
near Deer Flat, Idaho.
13 Free miners at Tracy City, Tenn., send
convicts out of the placo on freight cars
and burn tho stockade.
H-Strlkers and roughs destroy railroad
property at Buffalo.
5 Free miners at Inman, Tnnn., capture a
train loaded with armed guards, send
convicts out of the place on coke cars
and demolish the stockade.
16 Strikers stone troops at Buffalo. Free
miners attack the Oliver Springs, Tenn.,
mines but aro repulsed; railroads blown
up with dynamite. Maverick bank offi
cials Potter, French and Dana indicted
17 Tennessee militia'and guards at Oliver
Springs surrender to freo miners; con
victs shipped to Nashville.
18 Slinors mako three desperate attacks
upon troops at Coal Creek. Tenn.; Gen
eral Anderson captured by treachery.
19 General Carr.es soldiers march to the
relief of Camp Anderson, Tenn., and
rescue General Anderson; a sheriff's
posso repulses the miners but falls to
reach Camp Anderson.
21 Fonr masked farmers hold up and rob a
train near Augusta, Kan.; they are all
23 A gang supposed to be the Daltons at the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas station of
Nowata, Ark..holds np the station agent,
traveling passonger agent and traveling
anditor, and rob the station of$I,cco.
25 Tho preliminary trial or Lizzie Borden
31 N,ear Steubenville, John Shlnner mnr
ders his employer, George Fertncn mor
tally wounds Mrs. Fertner and her
mother, and commits suicide.
1 Lizzie Borden held for trial.
2 Talton Hall, tho repnteti murderor of 93
men, hanged at Wise C. II.. Virginia.
0 Chicago police raid tho Garfield Park
race course and arrest 160 people. Sam
Small shot at Uazolwood, Ind.
6 Chicago police make another raid on Gar
field Park: James A. Brown.aTexas mill
ionaire turfman, kills two officers and is
himself shot dead.
7 Eighteen prisoners break Jail at Chatta
nooga. Two' men rob a Missouri Pacific
train nearKansas City of about $5,000.
15 Evans- and Sontai. the Col lis train rob
bers, kill four officers or a pursuing
16 Govornor Flower receives an infernal
19 Negroes of Calhoun county, Ark., rise in
arms against the new election law; lour
or them killed.
20 The Delamater embezzlemont trial
21 UnKnown persons wreck a train near
Osage City, Kan., in the vain hope of cap
taring $1,000,000; lour lives lost. A warrant
issued uc Chicago for the arrest of Michahl
McDonald on the charge of attemptiug
to bribe Mayor Washbnrne.
27 Ex-Sergeant-at-Arms Canaday commits
suicide at Washington.
23 Criminal proceedings begun against
Count Mitkiewicz for frauds in which it
is alleged the Chinese Minister is also
implicated. Mike McDonald arrested in
Chicago for bribery.
3 Four men attempt to rob the Keystone
National Bank at Erie, shoot the assist
ant cashier and are captured.
5 The Dalton gang destroyed in an at
tempt to rob two banks at Coffeyvllle,
ivan.: lour canuits anu lour citizens
6 Ex-Senator Delamater convicted of
7 Revenue officers ambushed near Fllnt-
villc, Tenn.; Deputy Collectors Mather,
Cardwell and Spurrier killed: one moon
12 Bandits rob a Missouri Pacific train near
Caney, Kan. Huntingdon Reformatory
13 Iron Hall Supreme officers indicted for
14 Four negroes banged, drawn, quartered
andburned by 'a mob at MouroeyiHe,
15 Ecuador's Consul General Rulse arrested
on a charge of lorgery at Now York.
Daly, the boodle Councilman of Toledo,
17 Six men killed In a riot between Italians
and Hungarians at Milnersville, Pa.
25 General Veal assassinated at Dallas,
Tex., by Dr. Jones.
26 A Kansas plot alleged to be discovered to
assassinate Jerry Simpson.
29 Five men killed In a political riot at
BurnSrille, N. C.
4 Ed Christie, the bandit, killed by United
States Marshals in the Indian Territory.
2 Councilman Gill, of Toledo, convicted or
9 A Santa Fe train robbed near Guthrie,
15 Colonel Chlnn, the race starter, shot by
an officer on the East St. Louis track.
17 Delamater granted an arrest of Judg
ment Count Mitkiewicz acquitted.
26 The Marrow train robbing gang in
Georgia broken up.
2 Lizzie Borden Indicted.
9 A triple murder in New Orleans attrib
uted to the Mufla.
10 An armed party from Liberal, Kan., led
bya woman superintendent oi schools,
seizes the Seward county schools.
13 Train robbers Forgey and Collins re
pulsed near Huntington, W. Va.; one
passenger killed; both bandits soon cap
tured. 16 Seven men shot dead In a fisht in Wyo
ming betweon Federal officers and horse
19 Eighteen convicts on Iron Mountain
Railroad noisoned. First Assistant Treas
urer Foerstel, of St. Louis, commits sui
cide alter trying to burn city records to
conceal a shortage. Thirteen Arkansas
convicts fatally poisoned.
23 United States Marshals defeated by Mex
ican revolutionists in rcpata county,
27 Clonston, the West Virginia embezzler,
sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Eleven prospectors killed In a general
fight In the new Utah gold diggings.
28 A bomb explosion destroys the plant of
the Milwaukee Street Railway Company.
29 Tames Dunlap, Massachusetts' bank rob
30 Mrs. William Wilson, of Fourth avenne,
Pittsburg, commits suicide. Seventeen
arrests at Ericr for robbery or freight
cars. Train robber Forzey sentenced at
Huntington, W. Va., to life imprison
ment for murder.
A RECORD OF DISASTERS.
CALAMITIES AND MISIIAP3 ON
LAND AND tVATER,
The Awrnl Spectacle In Oil Creel: Valley
Hoods Jn the West A Few Destructive
Fires Dangers of the Rail and on the
One strange feature of the past year is the
very unequal distribution of its disasters.
Nearly all, especially ot tho worst, have
happened in the first sixmonths in tbeyear,
though the later period has witnessed the
great Milwaukee fire and the threatened in
vasion of cholera, which, however, stopped
at the threshold of its unwilling host The
most fatal single calamity, as well as the
most dramatic spectacle, was the wave of
flame and flocd which desolated Oil Creek
and Titusville. A series of tornadoes re
sulted in appalling aggregate loss ot life, and
the floods in the West made a record
only second in horror. There have been
two great mining disasters, both in the
West, and" a number of railroad wrecks
where a number ot people breathed their
last The greatest fire, that of St. Johns,
N. P., is recorded under the head of for
eign affairs, which department mentions,
also, the two most terrible calamities of the
year the cholera scare and the volcanic
eruption which overwhelmed the Island of
2 Great Are at Nashville; loss $175,000; tbreo
firemen killed and several others In
jured. 5 Railroad collision at Aladdin, Mo.; 17
6 Fayettevillc, Ga., tho center of a de
structive tornado; several lives lost
7 Mine explosion at Krebs, LT.; 58 killed;
8 Three hundred houses bnrned at La
Chute. Quebec. Two fatal boiler explo-
i sions: one at Chicago, four killed; the
other at Bollintr, Ala., seven killed.
7 The main building or the Missouri Uni
versity bnrned, with 40,000 books; loss,
11 A Monon theatrical train wrecked near
Crawfortlsville, Ind., and all on board In
jured; two killed outright
15 The Andrews Opera Company in a rail
road wreck near J ones ville, Minn., two
killed, many injured.
16 The Nova Scotia, steamer Loodlana
burns in mid-ocean.
18 A powder mill explosion at Central City,
W. Va., kills live men and Injures one
19 A train runs into a St Louis sleighing
22 The Indianapolis Surgical Institute
burned; 20 killed, many injured.
23 A locomotive explodes near Ashland,
Pa,; Ave men killed: a collision result
ing, kills two. A dynamite explosion at
Honeybrook, Pa.; six killed.
29 A blast explosion In Fayette county, w,
Va., kills five men.
JO The British ship Ferndale wrecked Off
the Oregon coast; 20 drowned.
2 The Tamerlane wrecked off Pinna Eocki;
7 Hotel Royal in New York burns; abonlj
20 lives lost
8 A $1,000,000 fire in Memphis.
16 The Jackson, Miss., Insane Asylum part
17 Great fire in Now Orleans; losa abon
27 Twenty-five Newfoundland fisherman
drlit ont to sea and are lost
1 A passenger train runs into a working
men's in Milwaukee; seven killed.
21 Six men killed or fatally Injured by a
boiler explosion In St. Louis. Six of the
Leabny family near Springfield, Jfinm,
burned to death in their dwelling. Eight
men killed or latully injured by the)
explosion of a boiler at East Jordan
Mich. 31 A tornado in Kansas destroys fltty lives.
A new seven-story building in Chicago
demolished, killing three persons out
right and fatally injuring several others.
The steamer Golden Rale burned at Cin
cinnati; about ten lives lost
3 Two gTeat fires in New Orleans: com
blned loss from $2,500,000 to $3,000,000.
5 Nine persons buried alive at Fort Madi
son, la.; caused by a gunpowder explo
sion In a burning buildln?.
8 About 150 persons drowned in floods in
Colnmbus, Miss., and vicinity.
11 Great flood on the Tomblgbee river.
13 The Moosic powder mill near Wilkes
barre blows up; nine lives lost
18 The Forcite powder mills near Mt Al
1 Ington. li. J., blow up: seven killed.
19 The wnrt eartbqnake in California
since 1S63; several towns badly wrecked.
20 Elzht miners drowned by the flooding of
a colliery near Minersville, Pa,
27 The Grand Central Theater, the Timet
building and 11 other Philadelphia build
ings burned; 41 persons Injured; 12 lives
lost; loss nearly 31,000,000.
5 An Atchison train falls through a bridge
near Revere, Mo.; seven persons killed
and 27 badly inj ured.
7 Great floods on the Fox, Des Moines and
10 A mine gas explosion near Roslyn,
Wash., kills 42 men.
14 The Anaconda miuo in Montana caves
in; nine killed.
15 Two trains collldo at Cleves, O.; six
killed and many injured.
15 A tornado in Greer county, Tex., de
stroys several live.
17 Ringling Brothers' circus train wrecked
near Concordia, Kan.; four men and.
many animals killed.
18 The Floyd River suddenly floods Sioux
City: about 20 lives lost. Ten persons
drowned by the capsizing of a boat as
21 About 25 lives lost by the Arkansas
river hanks caving in during the floods.
The JEtna Pyrotechnics factory at Hart
ford blows np: six lives lost
27 A tornado plows a lurrow through Wel
lington, Kas.; 35 killed and many
5 Waves of flood flaminz oil sweep down
Oil creek through Oil City and " itus.ilio;
150 lives lost: $J,O0O,O0O worth of property
destroyed. Fire in tho Colorado mining
camp of Jimtown destroys $1,000,000.
13 An explosion at the Mare Island Navy
Yard kills 15 men. Galva, IU., wrecked
by a tornado. Twenty-two persona
poisoned as a wedding near Youngs town.
A windstorm partly wrecks the "Wig
wam" at Chicago; P. D. Armour narrowly
escapes death in the lttius of his office;
eight person killed.
14 Fire at the Old Bay Line wharf In Balti
more caused a loss of nearly $1,000,000.
Seven persons killed or mortallv
wounded bya railroad wreck near Mla
dlesboro. Ky. Smallpox quarantine
causes a famino at Mason City. W. Va.
15 The falsework of a bridge at Covington,
falls, killing 25 inch. A tornado in Que
bec Province strikes several schools and
kills a number of children.
16 A tornado in Southern Minnesota kills
24 The Commercial Hotel at Saegor, CaL,
burns; six lives lo-t.
25 A railroad collision in Ilarrisburg kills
3 Five men riding on a locomotive near
Keller's station, Ind., are killed in a1
9 San Francisco shaken by the Giant pow
der mill explosion: Ave men killed.
12 The tuzboat Fraukio Folsom sinks in
Lake Peoria; 12 lives lost ,
13 A tornado destroys or damages 200
houses In Springfield, O.
20 Lizhtning strikes a colored school at
Brickhead village, Ua.: five lives lost. A
dinnerparty at Salisbury Beach, Mass..
results in the death of eight persons by
23 Gas explosion in the York Farm colliery
near Pottsville; 15 men killed.
24 W. K. Vanderbiit's SLCOO.OOO yacht Alva
sinks alter a collision near Nantucket
A Are at Iron River. Wis., renders 1.500
people homeless. A flood as Long Run,
W. Va., destroys the Van Doty family of
25 Three hnndrcd houses burned in Bay
City, Mich.; Io3s, about $1,000,000.
11 The collapse of a wall at Hartford City,
Ind., kills five men.
II A falling building at Ojden, N. J., buries
20 men; six lives lost
15 A train on tho T., W. V. & O. R. B, at
Coshocton, O.. kills seven person.
20 Several skiffs and yachts wrecked at At
lantic City: a nnmber of lives lost
25 Merto Cnrmo, the tcronaut, killed at De
30 The steamer Western Rcsorve founders
near tho Upper Michigan straits; only
one survivor of 27 on board.
31 The steamship Moravia brings Asiatic
cholera into the harbor of New York.
Tho schooner City of Toledo capsizes in
Laku Hichigan; olgbt lives lost
3 The steamers Rngia and Normannla ar
rive at New York with cholera on board.
4 Six deaths lrom cholera occur 'at New
York Quarantine in two days.
6 The flrst death from Asiatic cholera in
New York Citr.
S Fourteen lives lost in a railroad wreck;
near Ehensburg, Fa. The whaloback
Wetmoro wrecked off tho Oregon coast '
9 Tho steamship Scandia arrives in New
York-with seven cholera patients, and
reports 32 deaths iruin cholera during;
10 Two Fitchbnrg Railroad trains collldo
at West Cambridge, Mass.; ten lives lost
14 Five deaths from Asiatic cholera offi
cially reported in New York City.
15 The steamer Bohemia arrives at New
Y'ork Quarantine, 11 deaths lrom cholera
havintr occurred during her voyage.
17 A Are In the Brooklyn Navy Yard de
stroys the machinery of the cruiser Cin
19 Cholera breaks out at Sandy Hook quar
20 Over half a mile or summer hotels
burned at Rockaway Beaoh; loss, $500,000.
21 A railroaa collision near Shreve, O., de
stroys 13 lives.
23 A panic in a New York tenement syna
gogue kills four r.omcn and seriously
injures several others.
24 A railroad collision at New Hampton,
la.; nine lives lost
Ten minors killed by a cave-In at Iron
4 The steam barge Nashua four
Lake Huron; 12 lives lust
8 Tno steamships collide r
Washington; six lives !c
13 An explosion at Ster
Snasnokin, Pa., kills to
14 Five men and fevers
by railroad wroclc a
15-Eight men killed by
at Portsmouth, O.
21 A gas-pipe gnn
24 Two Rending trai.
Mauyunk, Pa., killi
25 Twclvo uien killed
by a. train falling
28 A large section of
waukce bnrned; lo
2 The hike steamer
Maultou Island; 13 :
14 Six men killed by t
IS Great snow storms
nanlcd by numeron
22 Trains collide nea
six men killoO.
13-EIght killed in a r
23 The steamship Umr
S3 A dynamite exr'