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I PAST H.
A Review of 1899 For
WAR'S SAD DETAILS.
Battles In the Philip
pines and In Africa.
A LONG DEATH ROLL.
Destruction by Fire, Shipwreck,
Accidents and Stornis—A Notable
Obituary List—Miscellaneous, Per
sonal, Sporting and Political Items.
A Summary of Important Occur
rences Arranged Consecutively
From January to December.
The chronicles of 1899, although com
paratively free from st:utliu£ records,
nevertheless show the year to have
been one which -will be remembered in
history. Our country's problems have
been unusual. Cuba, under military
rule, remained quiet, and considerable
progress has been made in bringing
social and commercial order out of
chaos. Samoan troubles reached a
crisis, and England has displayed an
inclination to withdraw, leaving the
field to the United States and Ger
In the Philippines the policy of the
United States to assert the rights ced
ed by Spain was resisted by a large
element in the island of Luzon espe
cially, and a state of active warfare
between American troops and the Fili
pinos, under Aguinaldo, extended from
February until the early fall. No de
cisive battles were fought, but the Fili
pinos were routed at many important
points. The United States forces in the
island at the close of the year number
65,000 and the battle losses aggregate
about 2,^00 killed and wounded.
The treaty with Spain, ratified in
ISW. marks a new era in the history of
the United States republic. That and
the outbreak of the South African war
arc the chief occurrences of the year in
A universal peace congress held ses
sions at The Hague in May, .Tune and
July, but the deliberations bore no im
mediate fruit either in bringing about
disarmament or establishing the prin
ciple of arbitration. The close of the
year finds England at war in the Su
dan and South Africa and on the de
fensive against continental aggression.
The Dreyfus trial was the sensation
of the year. Santo Domingo's presi
dent. General Ileureaux, was assassi
nated. Colombia and Venezuela have
been disturbed by armed revolutions.
The United States' standing army was
Increased to 100,000 men.
Noted minor occurrences of the year
were the failure of the old publishing
linn of Harper <fc Bros., the burning of
the Windsor hotel in New York, with a
heavy loss of life, and the deaths of
many illustrious people.
In the political world death chose as
shining marks Caprivi, the successor
of Bismarck as chancellor of the Ger
man empire; Fame, president of
France; Castelar, the foremost Repub
lican of Spain; Vice President Hobart,
and Grand Duke George, heir to the
Literature mourns the loss of Erck
niann, tflje great novelist; Mrs. South
wortb, Horatio G. Alger, the writer of
boys' stories; Cherbuliez, French ro
mancer and critic, and Busch, biog
rapher of Bismarck. Art lost Rosa
Bonheur, unrivaled in her sphere.
Among editors who laid down the pen
forever were Joseph Medill, founder
of the Chicago Tribune, and Robert
From other walks of life the <,'rim
reaper bore away Stephen J. Field, the
noted jurist; Robert Ingersoll, General
Guy V. Henry, hero of two wars; Kate
Chase Sprague, a wartime belle; W. 11.
Appleton, the old time publisher; Em
ma Waller and Augustin Daly of the
Btage, Judge Henry Hilton, heir to A.
T. Stewart's millions, and Cornelius
\ auderbiit, head of the family fortunes
The acgrcpate of casualties on sea
and land ami the losses by fire were
1. Political: End of Spanish sovereignty in
Cub*; military command formally transferred
10 me American governor
4. Spanish War: Tmn- of peace delivered to the
U. s. senate.
Obituary: M. Edouard Hone, noted French writ
er and one of the immortals, in Paris; aged
5. Mrs. Bloomfield Moore, a wealthy Philadel
phian identified with the Keely motor'died in
C Explosion: 0 mon kUled and 40 injured by the
Son 8 a WCr 3t " eWeU'S Wvard, in
0. Accident: 10 deaths in a collision at Dunelltn,
K. J., on the Lt-high \ alley road
10. Obituary: Dr. Horace Burr, historian and
linguist, at U llmington, Del.; aped go
12. Fire: At Memphis; 100, $450,000 by the
burning of the J. S. Menken Co.'s dn- goods
establishment. , *
Personal: Commissary Gen. Egan attacked Gen
Miles in his testimony before the investigating
13. Obituary: Nelson Dingley, Republican leader
in the house, in Washington; aged 67.
14. Nubar Pasha, noted Egyptian statesman, died
3iipwreck: British ship Adelina went down ir.
port at Tacoraa; 17 sailors drowned.
15. Ol.ituary: George Gemunder of worldwide
fame as a maker of violins, at Long Island
City, N. Y.j aged 83. Isaac Craig, local his
torian in weftem Pennsylvania, at Pittsburg;
17. Obituary: Hon. John Russell Young, journal
ist and diplomat, ex-minister to China, in
Washington; aged 68. W. K. Sullivan, well
known western journalist, in Chicago; aged 56.
23. Obituary: Judge E. W. Woodbury, framer of
the first prohibitory liquor law enacted in
Maiae, at Bethel, Me.; aged 81.
25. Fire: At Wilkeßburre, Pa.; loss, $250,000, by
the burning of the Osterhout building.
Obituary: Adolphe Philippe d'Ennery, noted
playwright, in Paris; aged 88.
26. Obituary: Augustus H. Garlan.l, ox-attorney
general of the United States, in Washington;
Personal: Adilina Patti, the famous singer,
married in Ix>mlon to Baron Cederstrom.
17. Obituary: Mrs. Gen. Robert Williams (former
ly Mrs. BUphm A. Douglas), in Washington.
28. Obituary: Gen. George Sears Greene, noted
in the civil war, at Morristown, N. J.; aged 98.
30. Rev. Myron W. Reed, noted pastor in the
west and a prominent Grand Army veteran,
at Denver; aged 63.
81. Obituary: Princess Louise, consort of Prince
Ferdinand of Bulgaria, in the royal palace,
Bulgaria; aged 2'j.
1. Fire: In the business section of Columbus, O !
2. Obituary: Rev. Dr. C. S. Robinson, noted
Presbyterian hymn writer, in New York city;
6. Obituary: Col. James A. Sexton, commander
in chief of the G. A. R., in Washington;
Filipino War: The natives attacked Ul2 Ameri
can position at Manila and were repulsed,
with heavy loss.
C. Obituary: Prince Albert, only son of the
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and grandson of Queen
Victoria; aged 25. Caprivi, ex-chancellor of
the German empire, near Frankfort; aged CS.
Miss Anna Dowell, known as the "Mother of
the American Silk Industry," in Paterson, Iff,
J.; aged !<7.
7. Fire: The Manitoba hotel and other proper
ty burned in Winnipeg; loss, $400,000.
Obituary: The Rt. Rev. John Williams, bishop
of Connecticut and presiding bishop of the
Protestant Episcopal church of America, at
Middletown, Conn.; aged 81. William Laird
of the famous shipbuilding firm of Laird
Bros., at Birkenhead.
10. Fires: The governor's mansion at Frankfort,
Ky., burned. In Toronto, Kent & Co.'s crock-
cry store destroyed; loss, $200,000.
Filipino War: The American forces attacked and
captured Caloocan, near Manila.
11. Obituary: Gen. Edward Schrivcr, U. S. A.,
retired, in Washington; aged 80.
12. Accidents: At Cherokee Gulch, Colo., snow
slides carried away the orehouses and killed
24 men. At Yankton, S. I)., 17 lives were
lost in the burning of a hospital.
Fire: Albany; loss, $250,000.
Storm: Severe blizzard all over the United
States. Heavy snows and wind along the At
Obituary: Prince Napoleon Charles Bonaparte,
grandson of both Lucien and Joseph, at
Home; aged 60.
13. Filipino War: Gen. Marcus P. Miller's forces
captured lloilo without suffering loss of life.
14. Firesi In Philadelphia several clothing houses
burned; loss about $400,000. In Chicago the
Traders' Warehouse Co. and other concerns
burned out; loss, $780,000. At Cincinnati hat
factory and clothing house burned; loss, 5?500,
15. Fires: At Akron, 0., plant of the Thomas
Building and Lumber Co. burned; loss, $100,
--000. Brooklyn building Xo. 28, the largest
in the navy yard, burned and the original
model and patterns of the battleship Maine
destroyed; los 3, nearly $2,000,000.
Laurence E. Meyers, noted amateur champion
long distance runner, died in New York <itv.
16. Obituary: President Francois Felix Fauns of
France, at Paris; aged 58. Henry Jones,
whist expert, in London; aged (33.
17. Obituary: Louis Miller, founder of Chatau
qua, inventor and philanthropist, in New
York city; aged 69.
18. Accident: In Belgium on the railway from
Calais; 21 London passengers killed and 100
20. Obituary: Mine. Ponisi, an old time actress
of Wallack's company, at Keyport, i». J.;
21. Filipino War: The city of Manila fired by in
cendiaries"; fighting in the streets and heavy
loss of property.
22. Filipino War: Insurgents broke through the
American lines at Manila and were repulsed
with heavy loss.
23. Obituary: Gen. David Weisigor, a Confederate
noted «s the hero of the Petersburg "Crater,"
at Richmond; aged 80.
24. Fire: At Minneapolis The Tribune building
and other property burned; loss, $300,000.
Obituary: M. Kniile Welti, Swiss statesman, at
Bern; aged 74.
Personal: Gen. Maximo Gomez, Cuban com
mander in chief, entered Havana under an
American military escort.
20. Obituary: Gen. J. J. Reynolds, U. S. A., re
tired, in Washington; aged 77.
27. Obituary: Sarah Jewett, once a noted Ameri
can actress, in Cambridge, Mass.
Criminal: Roland B. Molineux arrested for the
murder of Katharine J. Adams in New York.
28. Fire: Windsor hotel and several stores burned
at Holyoke, Mass.; loss, $500,000.
Obituary: J. Madison Wells, ex-governor of
Louisiana and noted in the exciting political
affairs of that state, in New Orleans.
1. Obituary: Emma Waller, once noted Ameri
can actress, in New York city; aged 70.
Baron Herschell, lord high chancellor of
Great Britain, in Washington; aged 03.
2. Obituary: Connie Jackson, sister of Joe Jef
ferson and onoe noted on the American stage,
in New York city; aged 62.
Fires: At Charlotte, N. C, freight depot and
cotton compress burned; loss about $400,000.
In Chicago, McClurg's book store burned;
Personal: Carl Schurz, the veteran soldier and
publicist, honored by a dinner on the anni
versary of Ms seventieth birthday.
3. Personal: Rear Admiral George Dewey be
came full admiral of the navy under the law
reviving that rank.
4. Political: The-Fifty-fifth congress adjourned.
6. Accident: Naval powder magazine exploded at
Toulon, France, killing or maiming nearly
Obituary: M. Wolff, American illustrator, in
New York city; aged 62.
6. Fire: At West Point, Miss., the Mary Holmes
college and a large amount of cotton destroy
ed; loss, $400,000.
Accident: 11 drowned by the sinking of the
tug James Bowen of Philadelphia off Hug
Obituary: Princess Kaiulani of Hawaii, at Hon
olulu; aged 24.
8. Austin Bidwell, notorious for his Bank of
England forgeries, died at Butte, Mon.
10. Obituary: Sir Douglas Galton, noted scientist
and authority on sanitation, in London; aged
11. Obituary: Capt. Samuel Trott, ocean cable
expert, at Miami, Fla.; aged 67.
12. Obituary: Prof. Walter D. Dabney of the Uni
versity of Virginia, at Charlottesville; aged 46.
Johnny Griffin, the "Braintree Lad," once a
noted featherweight, in New York city.
13. Filipino War: Pasig, east of Manila, captured
by Gen. Wheaton'e division.
14. Obituary: Emile Erckmann, Trench novelist,
collaborator with Chatrain, in Paris; aged 77.
15. War at Samoa; American and British ships
bombarded native villages.
16. Obituary: Benjamin P. Hutchinson, "Old
Hutch," the Chicago speculator, at Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin. Joseph Medill, proprietor
of the Chicago Tribune, at San Antonio;
Race Riot: A mob at Palmetto, Ga., shot 3
negroes at the jail, killing 4.
Filipino War: Fighting at Iloilo between Gen.
Miller's troops and the insurgents.
17. File Disaster: The Windsor hotel, New York,
destroyed; 45 lives lost.
18. Cyclone: Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi
visited; 25 deaths.
Obituary: Prof. O. C. Harsh of Yale, noted for
geological researches, at Hew Haven; aged 68.
Oliver Marcy, dean of the Northwestern uni
versity, at Ev*»ston, Ills.; aged 79.
19. Miscellaneous: During the Gomez reception in
Havana 30 to 50 persons were wounded in a
riot. The battleship Oregon arrived at Ma
* IV? 0??^ A* Pen»»««>«. N. J. ; 3 killed and
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COLFAX GAZETTE, (X)LFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 5, 1900
24. Fire: At Cleveland, stove and machine screw
works burned: loss, $400,000.
Obituary: Francis H. l>icrpont, "war governor"
of West Virginia, at I'ittslmrg; aged SS,
Prof. Qustave Wicdeman, holding the chair of
chtmistry and physics at the University «,f
Leipsic, at Leipsic; aged 73. G. W. Leitner,
noted linguist, at Bonn; aged 69.
25. Obituary: Con. Isaac H. Bail;.-, veteran of the
civil war, formerly prominent in New York
politics, in New York city; aged TO. Gen.
Thomas Vincent Fletcher, ex-governor ol
Missouri, in Wasldngton; aged 72. Count
C'haudordy, French diplomat, in Paris; aged
17. Rev. .Tamos Onnsby Murray, dean of Prince
ton university, at Princeton; aged 72.
20. Disaster: The Mississippi steamboat Rowena
Lee sank at Tyler, Mo.; 60 lives lost.
Obituary: Gen. Daniel W. Flagler, U. S. A., at
Old Point. Comfort, Va.; aged 64.
Fire: At Hartford, the J. L. Howard car fac
tory burneo; loss, $180,000.
30. (Shipwreck: The passenger steamer Stella ran
on the Casque t rocks, near the island of Al
derney, a»d exploded, carrying down 70 to
81. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur entered Malo
los, the insurgents having fired and evacuated
1. Obituary: Baroness Clara de Hirsch de Ge
reuth, who left $100,000,000 to charity, in
Samoan Troubles: Americans and English am
bushed near Apia; 3 officers and 4 sailors
4. Shipwreck: Steamer Chilkat capsized on the
bar at the entrance to San Francisco harbor,
carrying down 10 sailors am' passengers.
Cuba: The Cut an military assembly voted to
disband the vmy and dissolve.
Personal: W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., married Vir
ginia Fair in New York city.
Obituary: Lily Post, formerly well known light
opera star, in San Francisco.
6. Obsequies at Arlington to honor the remains
of 330 officers and soldiers who died in Cuba
and Porto Rico.
7. Disasters: 13 deaths at the burning of resi
dences of W. C. Andrews and W. J. Adams in
the Fifth avenue district, New York. 10 per
sons drowned by an Ice freshet at Glendive,
Obituary: James Clark, the oldest Mason in the
world, at Quincy, Ills.
9. Obituary: Stephen J. Field, associate justice
of the supreme court of the United States, re
tired, in Washington; aged 83.
10. Riot: A street riot, caused by miners' trouble
at Pana, Ills., caused the death of 7 people;
Filipino War: Gen. Lawton captured Santa
Cruz, an insurgent stronghold.
Obituary: Sir Monier-Monier Williams, professor
of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford, in
London; ajfed 00.
11. Spanish War: Formal proclamation by Presi
dent McKinley announcing the ratification of
the treaty and the restoration of peace with
13. Fire: The curio hall of the famous Boston
14. Fire: Idle Hour, the Long Island residence
where W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., took his bride
for the honeymoon, burned: loss, $250,000.
Obituary: The Duehes3 of Maryborough, mother
in-law of Consuelo Vandcrbilt, in England.
15. Fire: In Cleveland half a block of business
houses burned; loss, $1,000,000.
17. Obituary: John L. Lay, inventor of the navy
torpedo, in Ne\r York; aged C 7.
18. Obituary: Lieut. Gen. Correa, Spanish min
ister of war in IS9B, at Madrid.
Samoa: Fighting between the Americans and
English and the Mataafans.
20. Fire: At San Jose, Cal.; loss, $100,000.
Obituary: M, Edouard Jules Henri Pailkron,
French poet and dramatist, in Paris; aged 66.
21. Personal: Matthew S. l^uay appointed U. S.
senator by the governor of Pennsylvania.
Obituary: Dr. Ileinrich Kiefert, noted geog
rapher and cartographer, in Berlin; aged SO.
22. Fire: In Omaha the Kingman block burned;
Obituary: The Rt. Hon. Sir John Mowbray,
"Father of the House of Commons," in Lon
don; aged 84.
25. Political: The German cmbassador lodged
with the secretary of state a protest against
certain language of Capt. Coghlan of the U-
S. cruiser Raleigh.
Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur's division fought
its way to the trenches before Calumpit.
Obituary: Gen. Richard J. Oglesby, former gov
ernor of Illinois, in Springfield; aged 75.
20. Fire: Dawson City, the business center wiped
out; loss between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000.
Tornado: 40 people killed at Kirksville, Mo.,
and at Newton hundreds of houses destroyed,
With about 100 deaths.
27. Obituary: Robert Goelet, member of the Now
York aristocracy of wealth, in the harbor of
Naples; aged 58. Sheridan Shook, once a
prominent New York politician and afterward
a theatrical manager, at Red Hook, N. V.;
Filipino War: Mac Arthur's division crossed the
Rio Grande at Calumpit.
28. Filipino War: Peace overtures from the in
surgents, asking for an armistice, rejected by
30. Accident: 50 people hurt in a railway wreck
1. Dewey day generally celebrated in the United
States and possessions, especially on the sea.
Fire: Gin. Wade Hampton's home, containing a
fine library, valuable jewels and treasured
relics, burned at Columbia, S. C.
Spanish War: Spain's agent received warrants
for the $20,000,000 stipulated in the treaty in
payment for the cession of the Philippines.
2. Filipino War: Lawton's column captured Bal
3. Obituary: Keokuk, chief of the Sac and Fox
Indians, at Guthrie, O. T. Emma Marshall,
English novelist, in London.
4. Fire: Greenville, S. C, the heart of the town
destroyed; loss, $100,000.
Obituar3 r: Gen. Manning F. Force, Federal war
veteran and campaign historian, at Sandusky,
O.; aged 75.
10. Convention: The Confederate veteran reunion
held at Charleston.
Obituary: Gen. Samuel B. Smith, Federal vet
eran, known as the "Father of the National
Guard System," at Dayton, O.; aged 02.
11. Obituary: Roswell P. Flower, ex-governor of
New York, at Eastport, N. V.; aged 64. Au
gust Brentano (second), head of the noted pub
lishing and bookselling house of Union square,
New York, in that city; aged 46.
12. Disaster: 29 killed and over 40 injured in a
wreck on the Philadelphia and Reading at
14. Fire: M Manchester, N. H.; loss, $100,000.
Obituary: M. Francisque Sarcey, famous French
dramatic critic, at Paris.
17. Fire: In Chicago the Blue Island avenue lum
ber district suffered a loss of $400,000.
Convention: The international peace congress
convened at The Hague.
21. Personal: Admiral Dewey sailed from Manila
on the cruiser Olympia on his voyage home.
22. Obituary: Grisi, the Italian dancer, in Rome.
Mile. Rhea, French actress, at Montmorenci,
France; aged 55.
24. Personal: The eightieth anniversary of Queen
Victoria's birthday celebrated throughout the
British empire and colonies.
Obituary: Senor Don Emilo Castelar, Spanish
Republican statesman, at Murcia, Spain; aged
25. Fire: In St. John, N. B.; 150 buildings burn
ed; loss, $500,000.
Obituary: Aaron B. Magoun, master in the
Cambridge^schools from 1838 to ISSI, in Rox
bury, Mass.; aged 00. Rosa Bonheur, famous
animal painier, at Fontainebleau; aged 78.
26. Fire: In the "Bowery district" at Coney Is
land; loss, $400,000.
27. Tornado: Devastation in Missouri, lowa anJ
Michigan. 0 deaths at Bijou, S. D.
Sporting: Canistar won the Brooklyn Handicap
28. Accident: 10 deaths and 23 injured in s
washout accident on the Rock Island and Bur
lington at Waterloo, la.
30. Sporting: Flying Fox won the English Derby.
1. Marion Clark, the abducted New York babe,
found at a mountain farm near Haverstraw,
N. V., and returned to her parents' home.
3. Obituary: Johann Strauss, the "Waltz King,"
at Vienna; aged 74.
Political: President Loubet of France attacked
by a royalist mob at the Auteuil race course,
5. Fira: In New Orleans the St. Charles thea
ter, a landmark of the city, destroyed.
Obituary: Frank Thomson, president of the
Pennsylvania railroad, at Philadelphia; aged
6. Cuba: Gomez issued a farewell manifesto to
the Cuban people.
7. Obituary: Henry L. Clinton, noted criminal
lawyjr, in New York city; aged SO. Augus
tin Daly, American theater manager, in Lon
don; aged Cl. Margaret Ann Cusack, the
"Nan of Kenmarc," in London. Gen. W. S.
Walter, noted Mexican and Confederate vet
eran, at Atlanta.
Fire: At Augusta, Gv ; tosa, $-250,000.
8. Flood: High water mark readied in the Colo
rado river, Texas; 25 droum ■!.
9. Sporting: Jeffries defeated Kitzsimmons for
the world's championship at Coney Island.
10. The yacht Columbia, built to defend the
America's cup, launched at Bristol, R. I.
Obituary: Capt. Henry Nichol of the U. S.
monitor Monadnock, at Manila.
11. Fire: In the Armstrong-Whituorth Ordnan, c
Co.'s works at Newcast!e-on-Tyne; loss, SI -
Sporting: Perth won the Grand Prix de Paris.
Filipino War: Hardest battle to date at Laa
Pina3 between Gen. Lawton's division and
Obituary: The Rev. Dr. William Garden Blaikie,
D. D., LL. D., noted Scotch theologian, at
North Berwick, Scotland; aj,'ed 7l).
12. Cyclone: In the northwestern states; hun
dreds killed and wounded at New Richmond,
Wis., and Herman, Neb.
Duke of Abruzzi's north pole expedition sailed
on the Stella Polare from Christiania, Norway.
14. General celebration of Flag day.
Obituary: Dr. Lawson Tait, pioneer in surgery,
at London; aged 54.
15. Obituary: Prof. Locke Richardson, the Amer
ican elocutionist, in Berlin. Hear Admiral
Pierce Crosby, U. S. N., retired, in Wash
ington; aged 7G. Congressman Richard Parks
Bland, silver champion, at Lebanon, Mo.;
10. Explosion: 11 miners killed at the Caledonia
mine, North Sidney, C. 1!.
Criminal: George B. Barrow, principal in the
Marion Clark abduction case, sentenced to 14
years and 10 months, and ( rrie Jones, the
nurse, to 4 years.
17. Sporting: Imp won the Suburban at Sheeps
IS. Fire: At Greensboro, N. C, the Benbow
House burned; loss, $100,000.
21. Fire: At Kirkwood, Ga., Gen. John B. Gor
don's home, the historic Sutherland, burned.
23. Obituary: John Godfrey Moore, prominent
banker and exchange broker, in New York
city; aged 52. Henry B. Plant, founder of
the Plant system, in New York city; aged SO.
24. Fire: At Laurel, Del.; loss, $200,000.
Obituary: Kapiolani, widow of Kin;: Kalakaua,
at Honolulu; aged Co.
28. Shipwreck: Steamer Margaret Olwill, founder
ed off Lorain, Lake Erie; 9 seamen lost.
29. Obituary: Daniel F. Tieman, oldest of the
surviving ex-mayors of New York city, at
Audubon Park; aged 91.
Sporting: Harvard won three victories over
Yale at New London.
30. Obituary: Emma Dorothy Eliza Xevitte South
worth, the novelist, in Washington; aged 80.
Sporting: Charles Murphy, Brooklyn cyclist,
rode the fastest mile on record, paced by a
1. Fires, lv Brooklyn 10,(J00 cotton bales burned
in storage. Bar Harbor, the Kehoe Valley
clubhouse, a golf and social resort, burned.
Obituary: Charles Victor Cherbuliez, French
academician, novelist and critic, in Paris;
2. Fire: At Summit, N. J., property in the heart
of the town valued at $150,000 destroyed.
Obituary: Gen. 11. G. Wright, U. S. A., retired,
in Washington; aged 70.
3. Dreyfus returned to France.
4. Fins: In Memphis the famous Gayoso hotel
and other property burned; loss, $450, At
Paris, Term., 20 buildings burned; loss, $175,
5. Convention: Annual Christian Endeavor gath
ering at Detroit.
Obituary: Bishop John P. Newman, noted
Methodist divine and the friend of Grant, at
Saratoga; aged T3.
0. Fires: At Coulterville, Cal., the town de
stroyed; loss, $200,000. At Ludington, Mich.,
$120,000 loss by the burning of a railroad ele
Filipino War: 10 regiments of U. S. volunteers
ordered to bo raised for the army in the
Personal: Mary Wright Sewall of Indianapolis
elected president of the International Council
of Women at London.
Obituary: Robert Bonner, iounder and proprie
tor of the New York Ledger, in New York
city; aged 75.
7. Obituary: George W. Julian, noted western
statesman, at Irvington, Ind.; aged 82.
10. Obituary: The Grand Duke George, brother of
the czar and heir to the throne, at St. Peters
burg; aged 21. Judge Walbridge A. Field,
eminent Massachusetts jurist and chief justice,
in Boston; aged 67.
16. Fire: $1,000,000 wortli of uniforms and food
supplies destroyed at the Brooklyn navy yard.
17. Fires: Mount Vernon, Ind.; $100,000 luss.
North Bend, Ind., the Addystone foundry
burned; loss, $100,000.
IS. Obituary: Col. A. L. Hawkins, 10th Pennsyl
vania volunteers, on the way home from the
Philippines to San Francisco. Horatio G.
Alger, famous author of boys' stories, at
Natick, Mass.; aged 65.
19. Earthquake: Severe shock at Rome; Mount
Etna in eruption.
Personal: Gen. Alger tendered his resignation
as secretary of war.
Obituary: Elizabeth Thompson, noted philan
thropist, at Littleton, N. H.; aged 7S.
20. Personal: President HcKinley accepted the
resignation of Secretary Alger, to take effect
Obituary: H. K. Thurber, the retired New
York millionaire merchant, at Halley, la.;
21. Accident: 9 killed and 4 injured by explosion
on a British torpedo boat destroyer at Lon
Obituary: Robert O. Ingersoll, at Dobbs Ferry,
N. V.; aged 66.
22. Personal: Elihu Root ol New York appointed
secretary of war.
23. Fire: At Toledo; loss of $1,000,000 by the
burning of a wheat elevator.
24. Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Sawyer,
noted Universalist writer and educator, in
Boston; aged 95.
25. Obituary: Gideon J. Tucker, an old time poli
tician and journalist, founder of the New
York Daily News, in New York city; aged 73.
20. Gen. Ulises Heureaux, president of Santo Do
mingo, assassi jted.
29. Obituary: Guzman Blanco, once president of
Venezuela, in Paris.
30. Accident: 2 killed and 2C injured in a land
slide on the Erie at Lackawaxen, N. Y.
31. Storm: The wheat section around Hamilton,
N. D., damaged to the amount of $250,000 by
Obituary: Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of
Salmon P. Chase, a noted Washington belle in
wartime,-in Washington; aged 59. Daniel G.
Brinton, noted ethnologist and physician, at
Atlantic City; aged 62.
3. Obituary: George Averoff, noted Greek phi
lanthropist, •at Alexandria. Kc:;;>t; aged 70.
6. Disasters: 36 passengers kU! <1 and 5 injured
by the derailment of a trolley car near
Bridgeport* Conn. 17 killed and 73 injured in
a. telescoping accident at Juvisy, France. 200
excursionists at Mount Deseret thrown into
the water by the breaking of a gangplank; 20
1. Miscellaneous: Capt. Davis Dalton, known as
the champion life saver of the world, the hero
of 278 rescues, drowned at Far Rockaway, X.
Y. The Dreyfus court martial convened at
8. Hurricane: Porto Rico devastated; death 3 es
timated at'3,ooo to 4,000 and the property loss
9. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur's forces ad
vanced from San Fernando and drove the in-
Burgents beyond Angeles.
Obituary: Col. W. E. Sinn, the theatrical man
ager, at Pittsfield, Mass.; aged Go.
10. Fire: The Guild building and other properties
destroyed at Dallas; loss, $250,000.
12. Fire: Yokohama swept by the largest con
flagration in its history; a square mile of
buildings destroyed and 1G lives lost.
Obituary: Gen. Edmund Lafayette Hardcastle,
veteran of the old army and a hero of the
Mexican war, at Towson, Md.; aged 75. Liz
zie Macnichol, well known opera singer, at
Chocorua, N. H.
11 Maitre Labori, ihi.f coantel for Dreyfua, seri
ously wounded by a pistol shot from a would
be assa> .in.
10. Fire: 27 lunMinirs burned at Jamestown, N.
V.: lon, 1600,000.
Obituary: i> ro f. Robert Wilhelm Everhard Bun
sen, distinguished German chemist, at llt'id.l
1" rir: aged >?.
IT. Walter Wellman and the survivors of hii
polar expedition arrived at Tromso, Norway,
from Franz-Josef Land.
19. Obituary: Gen. Thomaa Alfred Davies, a v>t
erun <■( tli,' civil war, at Ogdenslmrg, N. V.;
•ged 80, sir Charles Lennox Feel, K. O. 8.,
a noted Conservative, at Lonskm; aged 70.
JO. Obituary: Isaac McLellan, known as the
■portsmen'l poet, at Greenpoint, N. V".; aged
21. Fire: At Victor, Colo., the business portion
of the town destroyed; loss, $2,000,000.
H. Sculptor Caspar Bul.erl died suddenly While
working on the Dewey triumphal an h in
-I. Obituary: Judge H.-nry Hilton, heir to A. T.
Stewart's riches, at Saratoga; aged 70.
27. Giovanni Turini, a sculptor engaged in model
ing on the Dowey triumphal arch, died sud
denly in New York.
2S. Accident: :• workmen lulled by the falling of
are lies at the new Chicago Coliseum.
30. Fire: At Tupper Lake, N. V., 100 buildings
destroyed, causing a loss of $150,000.
31. Fire: At Hulyoke, Mass., the stationery estab
lishment of Parsons Green & Co. burned,
causing a loss ol 1600,000,
2. Fire: In Kansas City; loss, $2;">o,i» 1
4. Convention: The thirty-third na.iona] en
campment G. A. K. met in Philad.
7. Personal: Col. Albert D. Shaw, department of
New York, elected commander in chief of the
(i. A. R.
Fire: At Garden City, N. V., the late A. T.
Btewart'l pet scheme, the Garden City hotel,
Convention: The national encampment Sons of
Veterans met in Detroit.
a. Obituary: Rear Admiral Henry F. Picking, V.
S. N., a veteran of the civil war, at Charles
t ii; aged C>9. Stephen Diigger, one of Lin
coln's surviving friends at New Salem, UuL,
at Sullivan, Ind.; aged ST. James B. Eustis,
ambassador to France under Cleveland, at
Newport ; aged 65.
9. Dreyfus convicted and sentenced to in years'
14. Obituary: Cornelius Yandrrbilt, head of the
family in (he third generation, in New York
city; aged 50.
15. Storm: Destructive hurricane in Bermuda.
10. Fires: At Seattle, Wash.; loss, $105,000. At
Lincoln, Neb., Masonic temple, St. Paul's
Methodist church and several blocks burned;
17. Fire: At Promised Land, N. V., the American
Fisheries Co. burned out; loss, $5(10.000.
Riot: 7 nonunion miners killed at Carterville,
IS. Fire: Farnham, N. V., the business section
wiped out; loss over $250,000.
19. Fire: At Lowville, N. V., over $250,000 loss
in a lumber plant fire.
Disaster: 30 lives lost in the burning of the
passenger steamer Montoji on Magdalena riv
Obituary: Charles Patrick Daly, noted justice
in New York city; aged S3.
20. Fire: At Hegeswich, Ills.; loss, $150,000.
Earthquake: 1.000 people reported killed at
Aidin, Asi; Minor.
Miscellaneous: Harry W. Beaton, the first
"sound 1' telegrapher in America, died at
Denver at the age of 03. Dreyfus released on
Obituary: M. Scheurer-Kcstner, former French
senator and a strong champion of Dreyfus, in
Paris; aged CO.
21. Fire: At Norfolk; loss of $200,000 by the
burning of a hospital; 4 deaths.
Shipwreck: Loss of the Dominion steamer Scots
man in the strait of Belle Isle; 14 passengers
22. Fire: At Salem, Or.; loss $150,000 by the
burning of a planing mill.
23. Accident: 6 killed and 10 Injured in a head
on collision on the Bio Grande road at Reno,
Filipino War: A naval force led by the cruiser
Charleston bombarded Olangapo, on Subig bay,
and captured insurgent works.
24. Personal: Julia Dent Grant married to Prince
Cantacuzene at Newport.
Obituary: John Sleeper Clarke, noted English
comedian, at Surbiton-cn-Thames.
25. Fire: At Tipton, Ind.; $100,000 loss by the
burning of a tin plate mill.
Obituary: Jared B. Flags, noted American por
trait painter, in New York city; aged 90.
27. Obituary: Gen. Henry Heth, noted Confeder
ate soldier, in Washington; aged 74.
Earthqnake: Island "f Cerara; 5,000 people
2D. Naval and marine parade in New Ynrk bay
and Hudson river in honor of Admiral Dewey.
Sn. Reception and loving cup presentation to
Admiral Dewey by Mayor Van Wyck, followed
by a military land parade.
Fire: At Little Rock the State Deaf and Dumb
Mute institute burned; loss, $160,000.
1. Fires: At Call. Tex.; loss, $150,000. At
Blooming-ton, Ills., 3 buildings burned; loss,
2. Fire: At Duqucn, Ark., 51 buildings burned;
Filipino War: A Filipino attack at Bacoor re
pulsed by troops under Gen. Fred Grant.
3. Fires: At Dcs Moines the Masonic temple and
other buildings destroyed; loss, $500,000. At
Endeavor, Pa.; loss of $500,000 in a lumber
5. Obituary: Former U. S. Senator James Har
lan, last surviving member of Lincoln's cabi
n< t, at Mount Pleasant, la.; aged 79.
9. Fire: Mojave, Cal., wiped out.
South African War: President Kruger's ulti
matum demanding arbitration and the recall
of British re-enforcements from the Cape.
10. Fire: In the business section of New Iberia,
La.; loss, $200,000.
11. Expiration of the Boer time limit; armies
moved to the Transvaal border.
12. South African War: Boers opened the war by
attack on a British armored train.
13. Fires: In Brooklyn; loss $600,000 by the
burning of two cotton warehouses. At Has
tings, N. V., cable works burned; loss, $125,
--000. At Haverstraw, N. V., 2 acres of build
ings burned; loss, $200,000.
Obituary: Vice Admiral Philip Howard Olomb,
British naval officer, inventor and writer, in
London; aged 68.
14. Fire: The Loomis sanitarium burned at Lib
erty, N. V.; loss, $100,000.
Disaster: The sound steamer Nutmeg State
burned off Sand's point; several lives lost.
South African War: Fighting began at Mafeking.
15. Fire: At Waterloo, la.; loss $100,000.
Soutli African War: Boers under Gen. Cronje
laid siege to Kimberley.
Obituary: Laurence Gronlund, social economist
and author, in New York city; aged 53.
16. Sporting: Columbia won the first race orer
the Shamrock by 10m. Bs.
Obituary: Edward Orton, Ph. D., LL. D., dis
tinguished geologist, at Columbus, O.; aged
17. Sporting: Columbia won the second race, the
Shamrock breaking her topmast.
IS. Obituary: Isaac Bird, a California pioneer
orchardist, at Watsonville, sCal.; aged 86.
19. W. H. Appleton, last of the old circle of
New York publishers, *n New York city;
20. Sporting: The Columbia won her third con
secutive victory over the Shamrock by 6m. ISs.
Filipino War: Insurgents routed at San Isidro
by Gen. Young's command.
South African War: Battle at Glencoe; British
loss, 211. Gen. Symons mortally wounded.
Convention: National meeting of the W. C. T.
U. began at Seattle, Wish.
21. Fire Disaster: 14 persona burned to death in
their dwellings at Faires, Ala.
South African War: Battle of Elandslaagte;
British and Boers lost heavily.
25. Grant Allen, the English author, died in
London; aged SL
27. Obituary: John Codman Ropes, military his
torian, in Boston; aged 63. Gen. Guy V.
Henry,'U. S. A., civil war and regular army
veteran, in New York city; aged 60.
28. Ottmar Mergenthaler, inventor of the lino
type machine, died in Baltimore; aged 45.
Sporting: The principal football contests result
ed as follows: Columbia 5, Yale 0, at New
York; Cornell 5, Princeton 0, at Ithaca; Har
vard 22, Carlisle 10, at Cambridge; Chicago 5,
Pennsylvania 5, at Chicago.
29. Obituary: Florence Marryatt (Mrs. Francis
Lean), English novelist, at Brighton, Eng
land; aged 62.
M. South African War: BattU Wore Udyimith;
2 British rejrlments and a battery raptured.
Mpwnck) Steamer (ieorgo L Col well of I)o
--troit, for New York from Fernandina, went
to piece* oil Charleston; 12 tailors drowned
81. Fires: At Aberdeen. Wash.| loss $150,000 by
the burning of a salmon cannery. At Hack
c'ttstown, X. J., the Hackettstown seminary
turned; Icm, $300,000.
1. Shipwnik: Off Cape Homain, S. C, KhoOwJi
William M. Bird lost and fl (tailor* drowned.
4. Fires: In Kansas City Jones' department
Store and the St. James hot*! burned;
HCO,OM. At Waukeiran, Ills., the plant of Urn
American Steel and Wire company d.im iK>'d
to the extent ol fI'KI.OOO.
Bportiac: Harvard scored 10 to lVnn-nhania 0
at the Cambridxo football contest.
5. Filipino War: Ota. MacArthur'a troops cap
tnreil Muif;ilanp after Rliarp nghtinK.
B. niipiao War: Gen. Wheaton'a division landed
at San Fabian, un Lingayen gulf, undir t!..'
Political: First autonomous government In the
Philippine! infilled at Hacnor, island erf
Nfgiua, by Urn I", s. iowm general.
7. ShipwrKk: The V. S. cndMt < har!.>t.in 1 .^t
off Urn nort Invest COMt "f Luzon.
9. (Ire: A $250,(.»O0 blaze at MlllUlllh
S<.u!li African War: Sevi ro li^litin^ at l.ady-
Peraooal: Admin] d'or^e Dewey BMirted t>
Mr-;. Mililrtd Hazen at VaridagtOM
11. Sporting: l'rinreton scored II to Car.i-!.- In
ilians 0 in a football contest at Hew \\>rk.
At r.ist.in Lafayette Kond fl to Cornell 5.
Indian Trooblca: O Navajoca and 1 white killi'd
in .1 battle betwaea Indians and settlers n. jr
Walton Station, A. T.
U. Kire: At Montreal; los.i, $Si)i).IXX).
Venezuelan War: Puerto Cabello surriMid.Trl t .
Gen. Castro after a battle in which >H Wl r.
killed and wounded.
Filipino War: Sharp fight at San Ja.into; Ma
jor J,.)n> A. Logan killeil at the bead of his
13. (H.ituary: Col Henry Ininan, v.teran of the
regular army and the civil war, author of
the "Old Santa Fe Trail," at Tupcka; aged tt
M. Obituary: Dr. Moritz Boacfc, biographer of
Bimiartk, at I.cipsic; apod 78.
IG. War In Colombia: Conclusion of a two days'
battle at Bocarananga in which 1,000 rebels
wore killed and '2,000 wounded.
17. Fire: The Hamburg-American liner Patria
abandoned to the flames in the North sea.
Obituary: CoL Lawrence Kip, veteran of the
civil war and a noted turfman, in New York
til;.-; aged S3.
18. Sporting: The Yale Harvard annual football
game ended in a draw at Cambridge.
19. Accident: C killed anil 4 seriously injured in
a wreck on the Chicago, St. Paul, IMaaeapo
11s and Omaha railroad at Ilumboldt. 8 D,
South African War: Boers repolaed by the Brit
ish at Kstcourt.
Obituary: Sir William Damon, noted Canadian
educator and geologist, at Montreal; aged M.
20. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur's troops ent.-r
cd Pagupan, the northern terminus of the
Personal: Kmperor William arrived at Windsor
castle, the guest of Queen Victoria.
21. Obituary: Garret A. Hobart, vice president of
the United States, at Patcrson, N. J.; aged 53.
22. Accident: 4 killed in a rear end collision be
tween a limited passenger and a freight train
on the Baltimore and Ohio near McCool, Ind.
23. Obituary: I'rof. Miuskowski, an authority on
political economy and international law in
the University of Leipsic, at Leipsic; aged Cl.
Fire: The Husted elevator burned at Buffalo;
loss about ¥150,00*1.
South African War: Battle at Belmont, south of
Kimberley; British losd, 220.
The Sudan: Gen. Wingate, with an Kgyptian
force, defeated the dervishes near Dreifissa, on
the line of the Nile, killing 400, including
24. Fire: At Detroit; loss, $360,000.
25. South African War: Battle at Onm Pan Hills,
north of Belmont, lasting four hours. Gen.
Methuen's column lust heavily.
Sporting: Princeton defeated Vale at football at
New Haven; score, Princeton 11, Yale 10.
Obituary: Rev. Robert I.owry, author of several
very popular hymns, at Plainfield, N. J.; aged
26. South African War: Great Britain formally
notified th.j powers of tho state of war re
sulting from Boer invasion of British terri
Filipino War: Gen. Hughes captured Passi, in
ll'.ilo, driving the insurgents to the moun
Wallace Ross, once ranked as the greaUat oars
man of the world, died in f-omfnn; aged 4'_"
27. Obituary: Charles Cogfalan, the actor, at
Galveston; aged 66.
28. South African War: A ten hours' battle at
lfodder river; British kiss, 445, including
Qen. Methuen, wounded. Muj. Scott Turner
led a sortie from Kimberley and was killed,
with 22 of his men. Casualties to date on the
British side, 4,180.
Obituary: Countess of Castij;lione, noted beauty
of the second empire and charmer of Napoleon
111, in Paris.
Financial Troubles: Harper & Bros.' publishing
house turned over to the agent of its cred
itors, with liabilities of $5,500,000.
29. Fires: In Philadelphia Lippincott's publish
ing house and a department store and other
concerns burned out; loss, $1,250,000.
New.Athens (O.) Franklin college destroyed.
Accident: 0 killed and 20 injured in a wreck on
the IX, L. and W. at Patrrson, N. J.
30. Sporting: Pennsylvania defeated Cornell 29 to
oat Philadelphia. The Carlisle Indians scor
ed 45 to Columbia 0 in the Thanksgiving foot
ball game in New York.
2. Sporting: West Point scored 17 to Anrapolit
5 at Philadelphia.
Obituary: John Inslee Blair, multimillionaire
and coal and railroad magnate, at itlairstown,
N. J.; aged 1)7.
3. Fire: At Clinton, Mass.; loss, $150,000. by the
burning of a theater.
Storms: First wintry weather of the season;
snow in the northwest.
4. Political: Opening of the 56th congress.
Filipino War: Gen. Young's column reached
Tagudin, which GOC Filipinos abandoned on
Accident: C passengers killed and 3 seriously in
jured In a rear end collision on the Denver
and Rio Grande near Salida, Colo.
The Molineux murder trial opened in New York.
5. Political: The president's message read in
Fire: At Meridian, Miss.; loss, $250,000.
Obituary: Monroe Leland May ward, L\ S. sen
ator elect from Nebraska, at Nebraska City;
Filipino War: 200 Americans repulsed 800 Fili
pinos at Vigan.
Shipwreck: 16 persons wounded by the wreck
of the Niagara off Long Point, Lake Erie.
7. Disasters: In the burning of a hosiery factory
at Heading, Pa., 3 operatives were kilied ami
50 injured. At Sunaeytown, Pa., 4 workman
■were killed by the blowing up of a powder
South African War: Boer raiders cut the railway
end telegraph at Gras Pan, in rear of Gen.
Obituary: Gen. Henry Hayes Lockwood, a reg
ular army and civil war veteran, in Wash
ington; aged S5. James P. Reed, once cham
pion checker player of the world, at Pitts
8. South African War: 2 Boer guns destroyed
and 1 captured by British sortie at Lady
9. South African War: Gen. Gatacre attacked
Stormberg and waa repulsed with heavy low
in killed, wounded and missing-.
Explosion: 32 lives lost in an explosion mt the
Carbonado mine, Washington. '
19. Fires: At Augusta, Ga., Arlington hotel and
Masonic temple destroyed. At Enfleld, N. H.;
11. South African War: British attack at Modder
river repulsed with heavy loss, includingiOtn.
A. G. Wauchope, killed.
Obituary: Gen. Edward Ferrero, civil war Vet
eran, in New. York city; age<J 69.
13. Personal: Gen. Leonard Wood,appointed com
mander of the military division of Cuba.
15. South African War: In attempting to«cross
Tugela river Gen. Bullet's column was re
pulsed with heavy loss; 11 guns fell into the
hands of the Boers.
17. South African War: Lord Roberts ordered to
South Africa to take command; 50,000 troop*
added to the forces in the field.
Obituary: Lieut Thomas M. Brumby, Dtwey's
flag lieutenant at the battle of Manila, in