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Story of aa 'important Period in
the History of the World
AX ACCOUNT OF OCR WAR WITH SPAI5.
Brief Mention j Financial Failures,
Startilaa; Catastrophes and
Crimes Secroloarr of Year
Politics and Sport.
THE SPASISII-AMERICA! WAK.
Feb. 9 U. S. demands recall of Spanish
minister Dupuy de lxme for vulvar criti
cisms of Pres. McKinley.
15 Battleship Maine (costing $2.4S4,000)
blown up in Havana harbor; 205 men and
2 officers perished.
17 Pres. McKinley appoints naval board
to investigate Maine disaster.
liar. 5 l'res. McKinley refuses Spain's re
quest for recall of Consul-Gen. Lee at
0 l'res. signs bill appropriating ?50,000,-0-(0
for national defense which congress
had unanimously passed U. S. cruiser
Montgomery replaces Maine at Havana.
14 U. 5. buys at London 2 Brazilian war
ships. 22 Maine court of inquiry reports explosion
was from outside.
25 Schley ordered to command flying
squadron at Hampton Roads.
29 Spain notified hostilities in Cuba must
Apr. 1 Pres. declines French offer of medi
ation. 8 Consul-Gen. I.ee leaves Tlavar.a.
11 President's message on Cuban question
sent to congress.
13 Senate by a vote of 42 to 35, and house,
310 to ti, adopt joint resolution for Cuban
independence, demanding withdrawal of
Spain's forces from Cuba, and authoriz
ing pres. to use land and naval forces to
carry resolution into effect.
20 l'res. signs war resolutions. ...Ultima
tum issued to Spain to evacuate Cuba . ...
Spanish minister demands and receives
bis passports and leaves Washington.
21 Minister Woodford given his transports
without being allowed to present L". S.
22 Sampson's fleet arrives off coast cf Cuba,
and blockading proclamation issued
First gun of the war tired by gunboat
Xahville in capturing the prize P.uena
Ventura Armistice in ( u:a c::dt d.
23 l'res. calls icr 123,000 two- ear volun
iam is dre ar'-.! Ly congress
t have r.:-'.v.l wv Apr. 21.
29 CVrveraV tb-rt sails for Cuba.
May 1 Ci inni'!ur( l.'ewey destroys entire
Sp.mish licit in Manila bay.
7 l'res. appnm'.s Dc-wey acting .Timir.il.
11 Fort at Cardenas, Cuba, destroyed:
sign Bagley of the Wuialow and 4 others
12 Sampson's fleet bombards and reduces
San Juan 1 IVrt Rico) fortilic :tions.
14 First relief expedition to Philippines
leaves San Francisco under Maj. Gen.
18 Battleship Oregon arrives after long trip
around Cape Horn.
19 Cervera's llc-et enters Santiago harbor.
25 Pres. rails for 75.00J more volunteers.
29 (Jen. Merritt takes command of Philip
pine forces and expeditions.
Jun. 3 Hobson sinks Merrimcc in Santiago
harbor and is taken prisoner with 7 other
10 Near Guantanamo 600 marines landed
under Col. Huntington.
13 Camara's Ueet sails eastward from
20 Shatter's army lands near Santiago.
23 Spaniards driven back from liaiquiri.
24 Shafter captures Juragua Roose
velt's rough riders and 10th cavalry sus
tain heavy loss, being caught in ambush.
Jul. 1 Lawton, Kent and rough riders take
San Juan hill and El Caney, losing 231
men, with 1,304 wounded; fleet bombards
simultaneously Morro....Var balloons
make observations of Santiago.
3 Cervera's fleet sunk in attempting es
cape from Santiago harbor.
6 Watson's squadron ordered detached to
sail for Spanish coast.
7 Lieut. Hobson and 7 companions ex
changed and given freedom.
8 Camara's fleet after passing through
Suez canal ordered back to Spain.
Toral surrenders to Shafter Santiago
and eastern Cuba. Total Inss in Cuban
campaign reported to be 207 killed, 1.43S
21 Gen. Wood appointed military gov. of
25 Miles lands near Ponce, Porto Rico.
2ti Spain proposes peace through French
31 U:ittle of Maiate, near Manila.
Aug. 12 Peace protocol signed at Washing
ton. 13 Fleet bombards and army assaults
Manila and it surrenders.
2(5 U. S. peace commission r.amrd; to be
Sec. of State Day, Senators Davis an 1
Frve. and White-law Reid and Justice
Sep. 23 Pres. appoints war investigation
Oct. IS American flag raised over public
building and forts of Porto Rico.
Xov. 2s Final peace terms agreed to at
peP. piPeace treaty signed at Par:? L.
S. flag unfurled over Marir.nao, Cuba.
24 Peace com. report to pres.
20 Spanish troops begin evacuation of Ha
aiia. HANK FAILl'UES.
Jan. 17 State, Elmwood, 111.. $00,000.
21 National. Paola, Kan., suspended.
31 F irst national. Larimore. X. L)., S71.754.
Feb. 24 Hank of Southern Baltimore, $170,-
Mar. iff Home savings. Sioux City, la, $V).-
(XK) Benson savings, Waterford, Pa.,
24 Bank of Merriara Park, St. Paul, Minn.
People's state. Philadelphia, nearly
23 Guarantors' Finance Co, Philadelphia,
Jun. 7 Delaware national, Delhi, X. x,
29 Thomas J. Kirby, private, Abilene,
Jul. 20 Commercial state.Marshalltown.Ia.
21 German savings, Doon, la, $59,474
Northern, Lexington, Ky. (suspended).
"23 Tawas savings, Tawas City, Mich, (sus
pended!. Aug. ll-Bank of Waverly, 111, $150,000.
27 F'illmore county, Preston, Minn, $150,
000. Sep. 14 P. F. Parsons, private. Burr Oak,
15 Jasper, Ala, bank, SG5.000.
26 Allegbenv, at Clifton Forge, Va, lia
Oct. 4 Tradesman's national, at Xew York,
$2,000 000 due depositors. Liabilities
placed at $3,800,000.
13 Tioga national, of Oswego, X. Y, closed.
19 First national of Xeligh, Xeb, liabili
ties $108.000 German national of Pitts
burgh, Pa, liabiliteis, $2,000,000.
21 First national, of Lisbon, O, capital
$50,000 closed ; resumed on Xov. 15.
23 Second national, of Springfield, O,
goes into liquidation.
Xov. 5 First national, of Flushing.. O, sus
pends. 16 -First national, of Emporia, Kan, closed.
'23 Hank of Hornersrille, X. Y, closes doors
with liabilities of $75,000.
30 Second national, of Toledo O, gotl into
Dee. 5 American savings, at Charleston, S.
C, placed in hands of receiver. Liabili
Larger Commercial Concerns Involv
Ids Liabilities of S 500,000 or More.
Jan. 10 Port of Chalmette, near Xew Or
leans. La, $2.000.i00.
17 At Xew York, Wertheimer & Co, glove
Feb. 4 At Providence, R. I., locomotive
23 Sawver, Manning & Co, drv goods, Xew
York and Boston. $1,000,000.
Apr. 11 At Dolgeviiie, X. Y, Alfred
Dolge &. Son, piano supplies, $1,230,000.
27 At Boston E. Howard Clock &. Watch
Jun. 10 At Rancor. Me, L. B. Clark 4 Co,
13 At Chicago, Joseph Lciter, gigantic
16 At Boston, Woven Hose & Rubber Co,
Jul. 14 At Providence, R. I, Jclin n.
Mason & Sons, cotton manufacturers,
20 At Bridgeton, X. Y, Cumberland Xail
& Iron Co.
27 Denver, Col, Paper Co.
20 At P.oston. llosuier. Codding & Co,
boot & shoe dealers. $300,000.
Sep. 2J Xew England Loan & Trust Co, at
Dc-s Moines, la, into receiver's hands.
Oct 1. U. A. (c .1. Sawyer, woolen manu
facturers, ia Manchester, X. II, $1,000,-V-m.
C Barkers' Merchants Mutual Fire In
surance Co.. at Liberty, Mo, assigned.
23 John Step'iensr.n & Co.. of X. 1, car
builders, failed lor $7oV).
Xov. 3-T. B. Rjyl. president of T. j
ll.ivl Hardware Co, of Detroit, fails for
14 Tunny & Jones Coal Co.. and Per.n. &.
O. Fuel Co, of St. Paul Minn, go into
receiver's hands. Liabilities. $l,2o0,iO0.
17 Seidenberg. Stcifcl & Co, citar dealers
in Xew York, fall for $5uu.0ij.
25 At Woodbine, Kan, tirant C. GHlett,
extensive cattle dealer, faiifor$1.000.J.
29 George Jenk-ns, Xew York builder,
fails for $710,3SS.
Dlaaotera of Vnrloan Kinds Whlcto
tesulli'U In Five or More Deatns.
Jan. 1 Jersev City, X. J, C in a fire.
12 F'ort Smith. Ark, 40 during tornado.
(90 were injured.)
Feb. 1 Gloversville, X. Y, 0 in horning ho
tel On Massachusetts and Rhode Is
land coast. 40 drowr.i-ii during storm.
C Boston, 0 firemen at a iir.'.
9 Pittsburgh, Pa, 20 in a tire.
24 I'airtield county. S. C, 7 in forest fi res.
2i) Kalamazoo, Mich, 10 by chemical ex
plosion West Harvey, 111, 7; train
iv:isii:-d ir.t' a 'bus.
M.ir. 2 Near Brewton, Ala, C by boiler cx
p'fisiun. 13 New Vor!;. 11 by burning of the T-cwerj'
I'.K io!l llO"sr.
15 t lm-a- 10 in a burring office building.
Ij Pratt City. Ala, ti negro convicts in a
23 Near Lehigh. 1. T, 5 during tornado
K -ut, Minn, 7 in burning home.
Apr. 2 S.n,;a Cruz, Cal, 11 iu powder mil!
23 Near Dover, X. J, 6 by powder explo
sion. 29 St. Yir.rente. Mex, 15 by explosion of
ii .vder on pack train In Dakota and
owa. S in tornado.
May C In the Grand, Virdiirris and Arkan
sas bottoms, TiX, floods drown 17 fam
l.ile. Pa, f swrpt oS raft
..In Iowa, Ii.inois and Wisconsin, 0
20 Fraz;er lake. Alaska, 7 drowned while
crossing the ice At Iron Mountain,
Mich, 4 in fire.
27 Pittsville, Pa, C drowned in a mine.
Jun. '4 Statts City, Mo, 5 in mine disas
ter. 15 Near Kansas City, 8 by cloudburst
Xcar Xew York, 5 drowned in a schooner
2S On the rcute from Seattle to Alaska, 97
by drowning, cold and hunger.
Jul. 4 Xcar Beverly, Mass, 0 by capsizing
of steamer. .. .12 by tornado at Hampton,
6 South of Sable islands, 5R5 drowned by
collision of F'rench liner La Bourgogne
with Enciish. Cromartyshire.
8 Steeleviile, Mo, 13 by waterspout.
11 Cleveland, O, 11 by explosion in turnel.
12 Pompton, X. J, 8 in powder works ex
plosions. 30 San F'rancisco. 5 in burning building
Humansville, Mo, 6 while fording riverin
Aug. 8 Xcar Dover Point, X. II, 5 by cap
sizing of boat.
9 In Kuskokwin river, Alaska, 18 by sink
ins of steamer.
19 Xear Pittsburgh. Pa, C by drowning
caused bv cloudburst.
21 At Hot Sptings. Ark, C in burning ho
tel Sharon, Mass, 0 in train collision.
22 Xear Pittsburgh, Pa, 7 by caving in of
earth tunnel 8 at Ooltewah Station,
Tern, by powder piart explosion.
25 Steamer on way to Alaska sinks, 43 by
Sep. 2 At Stinesvil'.e, Ir.d, 7 by premature
3 In Mississippi river, near Fort St. Philip.
fi by steamboat explosion 50 by heat m
Xew York eitv.
5 At C. lines. X. Y, 23 by trolley car and
U Jerome. A. T, over . by fire Over
15 in Philadelphia by gasoline explosion.
23 Toledo, O, 10 in explosion of dust in
23 At Milan, M, 5 by scald. m in sawrr.il!
explosion Near Brownsville, Pa, 8 in
mine g:is expiosi n.
Oct. 2 (.Ivor loo persons missing m forest
tires in northern Wisconsin Majority
4 At least l'"0 lives lost by storms on
Georgia and Florida coasts Schooner
Sarah E. Palmer lost near Charleston,
S. C, and 8 drowned.
;0 n torpedo boat Davis at Astoria, Ore,
7 bv bursting of boiler tubes.
22 In Indian territory. 5 in freight wreck.
24 In Alaska, 9 prospectors by wrecking o:
27 Near Canyon City. Ore, 5 Indians and 1
white ntari in battle between 1 whites
and 5 reds Xcar Sodus, N. Y.schoon-
er St. Peter goes down in Lake Ontario,
with 8 persons.
31 At Beilaire. O, 6 in boiler explosion.
Xov. 1 During past season 14 vessels of
Gloucester, Mass, fishing fleet lost and
62 men drowned. Property loss, $170.C)0.
In Alaska 7 gold seekers perish in
5 At West Pittston, Ta, 10 at Exeter col
liery In Detroit, Mich, 11 by falling
roof of theater.
13 On Oregon coast, near Yaquina bay, 23
bv wrecking of British ship Atlanta....
Xear Hackensack, X. J, 12 by train.
23 At Ashburn, Mo, 6 by explosion at pow
26 Xcar Stockton, Cal, 6 by explosion of
boiler in steamer.
27 In Xew York harbor, 8 in storm Off
Xew England coast more than 70 during
a terrific gale.
28 Off Highland light, near Boston, all of
the 150 on board the Portland in wreck.
Dee. 3 In Xew York, 6 by scalding in
5 At Pinole, Cal, 5 bv explosion in pow
der works Off Portland. Me, 3 coal
barges lost with 21 on beard.
The More Atrocious Mlsdeeds.Speelal-
Ir Those of a Domestic ."Nature.
Jan. 6 At Greenville. Tenn, Alexander
Carter (insane) lulls caugnterana
17 Xew York, John Matthews, through de
spondency. " wife. 2 children and suicides.
Mar. 6-M Ce&zi Eapids. Ia.. A. S. Healy
kills Libbie Briuschand and suicides.
28 Paint Bock, Tex, Lee family (4) mur
dered. Apr. 7 In Milwaukee James Kearney kills
wife and self.
13 Xear Monroe, Xeb, Yaclay Hasa kills
wife, 2 children and suicides.
May 3 In Xew York Jacob Gramm kills 3
children and fatally wounds self while
5 Yenango township, Pa, P. Schueher
kills G. Henderson, E. Skinner and sui
cides during a quarrel.
Jun. 7 At Hot Springs, Ark, J. W. Ettin;
kills wife and commits suicide. Domestic
10 At Kalamazoo, Mich, Chas. Langley
shoots wife and self. Jealousy.
24 Fulton, X. Y, William Cooper kills
father-in-law, mother-in-law, wounds
wife and commits suicide.
Jul. 13 Xear Washington, Ind, Jame3
Cole (colored) murders wife and kills
19 In Oakland. Cal, Goong Chung (China
man), in trying to escape arrest, blows
up powder magazine and he and 6 are
Aug. C In Davenport, la, Henrv Schulti
kills wife and self Christia Yobansen
kills blind husband and self at South
River. X. J.
11 At Central City. S. D, Wm. Shannon,
in a jealous rage, kills wife, J. P. Gid-
lincs. Jack Wear and self At Xew
York city Henry C. Hawlcy fatally
shoots wife, mother, son, daughter
and then himself.
1(5 At San Francisco, P. J. Corbctt, father
of Pugilist J. J. Corbett, kills wife and
23 At Xew York, Mrs. Kate Mangan,
while despondent, kills se'f and two chil
dren t Russell, Ia, Wm. M. Newell
kills wife and daughter and self. Finan
cial trcuble thecau-e.
Sep. 9 At Denver l-'lorence Richardson
shoots W. H. Lawrence, of Cleveland,
O, anil then suicides.
10 Xear Grand Rapids, Mich, Jesse Badge
row kills wife and sister and self. Jeal
ousv. 15 In" Louisville, Ky, Xellie McGuffin kills
Joseph F". Yillier, his child and self.
17 In Chicago. Fred Benfit-Id, while drunk,
kills Mrs. Emma Jungcnberg, her son
19-Near Churchville, W. Va, Ward Woi
kills lather, brother and self.
Oct. 1 At Detroit, Mich, Mrs. S. S. Wil
liams, insane over religion, poisons her
two children and cuts her own throat.
8 A: Garret. Ind, Jesse Cheney kills his
divorced wife and self.
17 At Flint, Mich, W. P. Murray kills wife
19 A- Youngstown. O, W. n. Branton
kills Constable John II. Jenkins, then
shoots wife and sell. Domestic infelicity
25 Near Ilarpet-sville. Miss, 14 negroes and
1 whit? iirm killed in race riots
Xov. 1 Near Hamilton, Ala, Dan IIol
liday, durir.g a quarrel, kills John Mc
Lod. his brother-in-law and himself.
10 Jn Wilmington. X. C, white citizens
wr. ek ingri i.e-wspapcr otlie-e and kill
9 negroes. Three whites r.re wounded.
21 Near Rochester, ir.d, Jcsiah Bowers
shoots his son-in-law. Win. Carr, aud
thi n himself.
Dec. 3-At Fort Madison. Ia, Frr.nfc Bush
murders wife and then k:!ls hims.-lf.
23 At Greenfield. Mo, Wm. Shaver fatal
ly shoots wife and kills self.
ollns the ;reaer Conflsnrntlons In
volviiiK I. Erse Financial Louses.
Jan. 2 Dawson City, Alaska, business part,
23 East St. Louis, III, Union elevator, $1,-
30 At Maysville, Ky, Mason County li
brary and several business buildings.
Feb. 1 Xaugatuck, Conn, L". S. Rubber
Co.'s plant, $700,000.
2 In W innipeg, Man, Mclntyre block,
9 Pittsburgh, cold storage plant; $1,,5,
OOJ. 11 Xew York, Levi P. Morton's office
Mar. 10 Chicago, Aver b'ld'g.; $."00,000.
Apr. 9 At Saeremento, Cal, Southern Pa
cific Ry. storehouse, $l,0o0,(0.
12 l'enn. plate gia plant at North Irwin,
17 Boston graii elevator, $500,000
May 12 ChicagOj 0 acres in elevator and
lutr.bcr uistric.; sl.2'j0.00o.
17 At Attle'. oio, $2,0jO,uoO loss.
24 At Philadelphia, Potter Oilcloth works;
Jun. 7 In Portsmouth. O, Burgess Steel
& Iron Co.'s J lant, 44oO,ot").
19 Park City, L'tah, aliuct entirely de
Aug. 2 t enter Ridge, Ark, nearly d.'
royed. 8 Bismarck, .'. D, business portion and
many residences. Over :.-i,t" V'-'-'-CO
Nashville, i'enn, hardware establish
ment of Ph.Hips-lJuluoli Co. and other
Sep. 211 io.eJe, O, elevator; $000,000.
Oct. 1 Eight blocks in best portion of Col
orado i.p! IIlgs, t ill, lu.ss SI,' 'e-0.0 '
5 In Ciaiksviiic, Tenn, over $5W,0W) d im
age. 11 At Taconia, Wash, Tourists' hotel, loss
24 hi Brooklyn, X. Y, SOAo'-o damage
done among Morehouse en o.-r.
Xov. til At t?.:n l'i.:.-irco, Baldwin bote.,
I.o-s about t-1.5',."''.
Doe. 4 -New York Home Life Ins. b'ld';
Dec. 20 At Terre Haute, Ind, $i000.0.
loss in bu:i.c-ss section.
The bu.-iiicss sections ot lo.loviitg towrs
wi-io ourueel oat or ueaiiy 1'otka, Jii.
lJ-!i. o,i; llututeiL, Minn. (Jan. lOj; iiaw
lice,U. i.lJaa.llj; l-it oiuUel i' u: ks, .U.nu.
(.iii. -)); l-..niei, Loi. (dun. -i; .'.urn
Ik.U, 1::. (r'eb. ji; Xenia, lii, uini Liter,
Xeb. U'e-b. '!', iJe Kaio, ie-x. (reel. 2JJ;
l.oi tez, Col. (l eo. -Ji); atcisir.cet, Mich.
(M-r. 1 ) ; .o.eier.pe.u, Ky, anei Monticti.u,
Ky. (Mar. 11); l'erry. l.l.'i.Mar. li); ;ete.r,
X. V. (Apr. ioi; Uxioi J Junction, la. (Apr.
Hi; O-liorn, U. (Apr. 12; llophmton, la
(Apr. 17 ; Looootce, Ind. (May 1) ; Coiches
ter, Cutiu, ana l'uie City. Minn. (MayUl;
Kewaunee, Wis. (May tic); ; CiUou, hi.
(May 'Si); Itlabcua, Miss. (Juu. 8); Spar
lan"e.urg. Pa. (Jun. 13;;Grove City, Pa.
(Jun. 10) ; Tracy, Cal, and Garwin, la. (Jun.
10 ; Wittemore", la. (Jun. 23 1 ; Murfrcesboro,
Tenn. (Jui. 13j; Ccopersviile, Mich. (Jul.
21j; Escanaba, M.cu. (Jul. 3ij; Bismarck,
X. D, $.,ixw,000 (Aug. ); htalland, Cal.
(Aug. 12i; Cartcrsvuie, 111. (Aug. 22i;
Owosso, Mich. (Sep. 3); Livermore, Me.
(Sep. 10); White House, O. (Sep. loi; Ips
wich, S. D. (Sep. 30) ; Colodado Springs. Col,
$1,000,000 (Oct. It; Lowell, Ind. (Oct. 4.i;
Coloma, Mich. (Oct. 131; Tuskegee, Ala.
(Oct. 29); Divide, Col. (Xov. 2) ;Covington,
La. (Nov. 11); SiLley, la, and Bloomville,
O. (Xov. 12l; Canonsburg, Pa. (Xov. 141;
Perrv, Ia. (Nov. 21 j; Cuyahoga Falls, O.
(Xov.27);Eufaula, 1. 'f. (Deci4); F'rankton,
Ind. (Dec. 5); T if ton, Ga. (Dec. 13); and
Maiden, Mo. (Dec. 20).
Flames entirely or almost entirely wiped
out following towns and villages: Com
merce, Tex, and Farmville, Va. (Jan. 3);
Iconiura, Mo. (Feb. IS) ; F'airtield, S. C. ( Feb.
241; Bern, Kan. (Mar. 2i; Clancy, Mont.
(Mar. 19); Alton, Ky. (Apr. 23); Lexington,
Ky. (Mav 4); Sacandaga Park, X. Y. (May
9); Chiplev, Fla. May 14); Bickncll, Ind.
(Jun. 2); Crown Point, O. (Jun. C): Canyon
Citv, Alaska (Jun 14) ; Park City. U. (Jun.
19); Dunsmuir. Cal. (Jul. 5: Kern City,
Cal. (Jul. 7); Antclone, Ore. (Jul. 13); Xew
Holland. O. (Jul. 20) ; Beckwitli. Cal. (Jul.
30): Center Ridge. Ark. (Aug. 2); Logans-port-,
La. (Aug. 231 : Rapid River. Mich.
(Scp.2) t.Ierome. O. T. (Sep. 11) ; Claremont.
Minn. (Sen. 2S): Cumberland. Poskin and
Clavton. Wis. (Sep. 29): Little River. Kan.
(Xov. 4': Pitkin, Col, Etnroriv. Kan, and
Green Ridge. Mo. Xov. 7): Weyauwega,
Wis. (Dec. 6); and'Mechanicsburii. 0. (Dee.
Brie f Mention of the Most Important
Happenings Outside Out Own Land.
Jan. 1 Xew cabinet of provisional govern
ment in Cuba swear loyalty to Spain at
12 Mobs headed by Spanish officers destroy
newspaper offices in Havana; Commodore
Bunce ready to go to protection of Amer
icans British surveying expedition,
consisting of 130 natives, massacred in
24 Algiers under mob rule; over 100 Jews
Feb. 2 Gen. Santos J. Zelaya inaugurated
second time president Xicaragua.... Im
portation of American fresh fruit into
Germany prohibited Czar said to have
obtained entire control in Chinese af
fairs. 6 Senor Sagnsta, replving to official note
from Gen. Woodford, says Spain cannot
fix date for her complete pacification of
Cuba.... Turks capture several Thes
salian villages, killing 100 people.
8 Earthquakes continue at Balikesen,
Asia; 4,000 rendered homeless and 120
killed U. S. marines landed at San
Juan del Sur, Xicaragua, to protect
American consulate on account of revolu
tion. 10 Japan notifies China she intends perma
nently to occupy Wei-Hai-Wei Gen.
Morales declared presidnt Guatemala;
Assassin Oscar Salinger shot.
19. China agrees to open all inland waters
to steamers of all nations.
23 M. Emile Zola found- guilty in Parts of
making libelous comment upon conduct
of Esterhazy court-martial: sentence one
year's imprisonment and fine of 3,(X0f.
Mar. 1 Ontario's vote continues liberals in
7 Fresh rebellion breaks out in Philip
pine islands; .3 Spanish soldiers killed.
8 l"ire at Manila destroys $5,000,000 prop
erty. 31 Capt. Gen. Blanco revokes reconcen
trntion orders in Havana, Matanzas,
I'inar del Rio and Santa Clara F'rench
court of appeals remits punishment of
Apr. 2 Great Britain seizes Chusan island
off east coast of China.
9 Reports of a recent massacre at Ana
tolia, Turkev, say parents of 40.000 chil
dren were "killed and 40 churches de
stroyed. May 4-"-Thirty persons killed in bread riot
12 At Londcn, Br'tish council of W. C.
T. U. reelects President Lady Henry
Somerset Moret. Gullon. Xiquenaand
Bermejo, members Spanish cabinet, re
sign. 13 Xew Spanish cabinet formed, Sagasta,
19 William Fwart Gladstone dies at Ha-
warden castle, England.
Jun. 2 Fire at Peshawir. India, destrovs
4.000 houses; $2000,009 damage.
4 Protocol agreed on between Russia, and
Jipan reergnizes inrleriendenre cf Coren.
C Siun Imi made capital of China instead
cf Peking Over 1.500 pwplc said to
have drowsed in storm off Mi Yoke,
17 M. Ribot selected to form new French
25 Gilbert John Elliott, earl o Mlnto, ap
pointed govcrncr-g"neni! of Canada.
30 Prince Bismarck dies at F'riedrichsruh,
Gerni.Ty, aged 83.
Aug. 1 Empress dowager of China openly
takes to herself direction of empire's af
fairs, relieving emperor of all real pmver.
31 Lieut. Col. Henry, a chief witness
against Capt. Dreyfus, commits suicide
near Paris after confe'sin"? to forgery
of a document he had offered at the
Sep. 3 Egyptian forces under Sir Herbert
Kitchener defeat dervishes in rreat bat
tle at Omdurman, on the X'ile M.
Cavaigrac, minister of war for France,
resigns because of disagreement with hl
colleague who favor Dreyfus revision.
5 Queen Wilheimina of Holland crowned
at Amsterdam Gen. Ziiriinden, mili
tary governor of Paris, made F'rench min
ister of war.
6 Riot at Candia. Crete, between Mussul
mans and British, and British warship
threw shells, destroying part of the city;
about G people were either burned or
10 Elizabeth Amelii Eugena. empress of
Austria, assassinated at Geneva, Switz
erland Business section of Xew West
minster. B. C, burned; $2,50i.000.
14 King-ton. capital of St. Vincent, in
West Indies, partially destroyed by cy
clone; 3tM lives lor-t Hurricane sweeps
over B.irba-Joes, in Windward group of
Lesser Antilles; 200 killed and 40.0U0 ren
25 F'rench cabinet decides for Dreyfus re
v;sion. 23 Queen Louise of Denmark dies at Copen
hagen, aged SO.
Oct. li Han Kow, China, nearly destroyed
by fire; 3.3l' people said to have perished.
9 Lord Salisbury issue ultimatum ta
France to order Maj. Marc-hand out o
Fashoda, in Nile valley.
23 F'rench ministry resigns ow'ng to re
fusal of chamber of deputies ta pass vote
of confidence Pierre Puv:s de t ha-
vannes. great French painter, dies at
Paris, aged 74.
Xov. 1 -Franee decides to retire from
Fashoda unconditionally, thus averting
war with England.
Dee. 19 Cliim-se rebels n;.isier? French
priest and 100 converts at Chun-Yai g.
Jan. 17 Strike in Xew England r-r.ttr.n mills
against reduction in wages aifc-c-ts luO.oOO
p-ople. . .
30-Strike of London engineers, mvo.virg
Io'i.OjO n.cn and milii: r.s of dollars, re
sults in victory for employers.
Feb. 1 In Lawn nee. Mass, 5.000 operatives
in cotton mills accept 10 per cent, reduc
tion in waggs.
3 In Ironwuod, Mich... 4.000 Carnegie
miners receive 10 per cent, advance in
Mar. 5 The strike of 3..100 cotton mill em
ploves at Bid leford. Me, declared off.
8 In Cleveland. , 4.0'JO persons alfectcd
by strike of Beckman woolen mills em
ployes for increase of lo per cent, in
Apr. 4 In Chicago 3.000 union carpenters
strike for ir.eu ase in wages.
Jun. 23 Striking woodworkers in a riot
kill John Morris at Oshkosh.Wis. Others
Jui. 5 Striking stereotypers cause suspen
sion of Chicago papers for four days. Re
issued bv aid of nonunion men.
13 At Omaha. 3,000 c:cn of Cmlahy's and
Swift's packing houses strike. Plants
Sep. 1 Troops ordci?d'to Pana, III, to
quell riots started by striking miners.
28 At Pana, 111, two battles between ne
gro miners and union men; 2 deputies
and colored men wounded.
Oct. 12 At Virden, III, 14 men killed and
22 wounded ia attempt to place negru
workmen in mines.
16 Militia in full control at Virden, HI., be
cause of miners' troubles.
Xov. 12 Strike of coal miners at Virden,
14 Window glass factories, employing 10,
000 persons, idle many months, resume
work in Pittsburgh Twentieth annual
convention of Knights of Labor beeins in
Chicago In Marlboro, Mass, 2.000 em
ployes in 7 shoe factories strike for
16 Coal miners at Virden, FJ, out since
Apr. 1. return to work.
24 At Augusta, Ga, 6.000 cotton mill oper
atives struck on account of a reduction
Dec. 1 Grand iury at Carlinville. Ill, in
dicts Gov. Tanner in connection with
riots at Virden.
Jan. 2 Xear Sherrill, Ark, negro; hog
? if Pea Ridge, Miss, Jim Watts and
Sim Cole (coloradl: insultina women.
9 At Colfax, Wash, Marshal Chad wick,
alleged murderer Xear Wewoka, O.
T, Markus McGciney and Palmer Simp
son (Indians); assaulting and murder
ing white woman.
Feb. 1 At Bramwall, W. Va, unknown ne
gro; having killed Henry Draper.
22 At Lake City. S. C, Postmaster Baker
(colored) and child murdered by mob.
23- At Mayfield. Ky, Richard Allen and
Tom Holmes, for robbery and murder.
Mar. 2 Xear Morgantown, X. C, Indian
doctor and little girl hanged by a mob....
At Sc-natobia, Miss, Fred Moore, mur
derer, shot to death.
19 Xear Wybark, 1. T, Ed Chalmers (ne
gro) and white wife murdered by mob.
Apr. 5 At Brownsville, Tex, Samuel and
F'elipo Cobb killed and Carlos Jullien
lynched; election riots.
May 23 At Rives, Tenn, Jos. Mitchell
(colored), shoving white boy off moving
Jun. 3 At Doyline, La, Wm. Street (col
ored) burned to death; attempted mur
der white woman.
6 Clarksville, Mo, Curtis and Sam Yonng
(colored); killing City Marshal Melvan.
13 At Great Bend. Kan, J. Becker (white) ;
murder of Myrtle Huffmeister.
17 Near Wetumpka, Ala, 4 negro mtu
derers and man named Carlee.
Jul. 1 Xear Marion, 111, horse thief shot
14 At Monticello, Art, Jim Redd and
Alex Johnson (colored), for mnrder.
Aug. 3 At Carmel, Ga, John Meadow
(colored), for attempted assault. ...At
Ripley, Tenn, Richard Thurmond (col
ored), for attempted assault.
9 At Clarendon, Ark, 2 men and 4 wom
en, for murder.
Sep. 12 At Liberty, Mo, Benj. Jones, for
25 At Mountain City, Tenn, John Wil
liams (colored), for attempted murder.
Oct. 5 At Jones Station, Md, Wright
Smith (colored), shot for attempted as
sault. 25 At Edgefield Courthouse, S. C, Jim
Mackie and Luther Sullivan, for murder
cf white woman.
Xov. 7 At La con, Rl, S. W. Stewart (col
ored), charged with assault.
9 Near Phoenix, S. C, 4 negroes, for
shooting white man.
26 Near Meridian, Miss, 3 negroes, for as
saulting white man.
Dec. 6 At Benton, La, Hearn and Rich
ardson (negroes), charged with murder.
20 At Town Creek, Ala, Wm. Simms;
Jan. 1 Fort Smith, Ark, tornado; loss,
81. 00' i,0G0.
Feb. 1 New Eneland states swept by storm.
Great loss of life; property loss,2.000.000.
Mar. 10 Cal, extreme frost, damaging fruit
23 Te-rrilile floods in Ohio and Indiana: 2S
fatalities and priperty loss about $1,000,-l-
i i. Rivers in HI, Mo, Pa. and W. Va.
raging torrents. Cold wave at Oklahoma
xi.ls fruit and even trees.
May 1 Va. and X. C. coasts swept by hurri-i-.ne;
vessels wrecked: 12 fatalities. Da
kota and Iowa, tornadoes, lives lost and
tuiie'h damaged done.
Jul. 4 Hampton, X. H, tornado; 12 lives
8 Steelrville, Ma, slmost wiped out by
wr.terspout: 13 lives loot. Sunberryand
Sen. 1 Storm floods C counties in southeast
3 He at causes 50 death? and over 100 pros
trations in Xew York city.
C Heavy frost in Xtbraska. Hailstorm
does S-'iiA'iQO damage in Xodaway Co,Mo.
Oct. 3 St nil at Brunswick. Ga, inundates
nearly every business house 5 feet; dam
de-troys $500,000 worth of property ami
kills 3 "persons.
4 At least 100 lives lost and $1,000,000
damage done by storms in Georgia and
l-'loriila. Heavy snowstorms in Minn,
and X. D.
Xov. 10 Seven schooners wrecked in storm
on Lake Michigan.
27 Snowfall throughout Xew England
ranged from 8 to 24 inches, blocking rail
ways. During gale 63 vessels perished oil
Xew England coast and 50 lives lost.
Dec. 4 Terrible blizzard raged in Fvansas
for over 24 hours. Snow, sieet and wind
storm does great damage in Ind, O,
Pa, X. Y, Mass. and Md.
Jan. 9 Maj. Moses P. Handy, of Chicago,
com. to Paris exposition; at Bon Air
hotel, Ga, aced 54.
13 Benjamin Butterworth (of Ohio), com
of patents, ex-cong.; at Thomasville, Ga,
Feb."i Es-Cong. C. A. O. McClellan, at Au
17 Miss Frances E. Wi'lard. pres. .World's
W. C. T. L', in Xew York, of influenza,
Mar. 10 Ex -Cong. Jason B. Brown, in Sey
mour, Ir.d, aged 59.
11 Gen. W. S. Rosecrans, near Redondo,
Cal, a-te l 79 P. H. Bell, ex-gov. cef
Tex, at Littleton, X. C.
17 Blanche K. Bruce (colored), register of
treasury, in Wa.-hington, aged 57.
23 Cong. John Slmkins, of Mass, in Wash
ington, aged 33.
Apr. 3 I .x-Cong. Amaza Xorcross, in Paris,
21 Sen. E. C. Walthall, of Miss, in Wash
ington, aged 07.
Mav 4 Ex-Cong. Thos. Lynch, in Antigo,
19 A iron H. Crag!n.2 terms U. S. sen, in
Washington, aged !.
19 llx-Gov. I. M. Roberts, of Tex, in Aus
tin, aged S3.
2-IS. J. Franklin, cx-gov. of A. T, in
2! Edward B-:"amv, author, in Chieopee
Falls. Mass, aged 49.
CO Ex G.iv. t'vrus C. Carpenter, of Ia, in
Fort Dodgis aged OS.
Jun. 0 Capt. Chas. V. Gridiey, of cruiser
Olvmpla, by injuries in battle of Manila
15 F'xGov. D'cwitt C. Scnter, at Morris
Jul. 11 Omar D. Conger. ex-cong,of Mich,
at Washington, aged SO. ...Rear Admiral
Animen. in Washington, aged 7S.
Aug. 7 Col. James O. Broadhead, ex-min.
to Switzerland and ex-cocg, at St. Louis,
0 I. A. Rriggs, gov. of X. D, at Bismarck
23 Hon. Moody Currier, ex-gov. of X. H,
23- Ex-Gov. Ciaude Matthews, of Ind, at
Meharry's Grove, of paralysis, aged 53.
Sep. 5 Ex-Gov. Andrew J. Fau.k, of Dako
ta territory, at Yankton, S. D.
12 Judge Thomas M. Cooiey, of Mich, at
Ann Arbor, aged 74.
21 Ex-Sen. Wm. Eaton, of Conn, at Hart
ford, aged 82.
27 F'anny Davenport, celebrated actress, at
Ihixbury. Mass, aged 48.
23 Thomas F Bayard, ex-sen. from Del,
ex-secretary of state and former ambas
sador to England, near Dedbam, Mass,
Oct. 7 Ex-Cong. Sherman Hoar, at Con
11 Ex-Sen. Benjamin Stark, of Ore, at
Xew Haven, Conn, aged 79.
31 Ex-Sen. from La.Gen. J. R. West, at
Washington, aged 76.
Xov. 8 Ex-Lieut. Gov. Byron Weston, in
13 John W. Keeley, inventorof Keeley
motor, in Philadelphia, aged n.
Dec. 2 Ex-Cong. Barnes Compton, from
Maryland, at Laurel, aged 63.
20 Fix-Senator Thos. W. Osborn (Fla.), at
Xew York, aged 05.
POLITICAL. SOCIAl, RKLIGIOl'S AXO
Jan. 1 Robert A. Van Wycb inaugurate
mayor of Xew lork....Gov. J. HogeT;
ler (a.) inaugurated.
10 Gov. Bushneil (O.) inaugurated.
12 Marcus A. Uanna (O.) elected U.
senator M. D. Ratehford at Colu:
bus, O, elected pres. United Mine Work
ers Lmon of America.
13 Gov. Leslie M. Shaw (Ia.) inaugurate
....American Anti-Saloon league at Gi
lumbes, 0, elects Hiram Price (Ia.) ore.'
51 U. S. Senate confirms" noml
Joseph McKenna lor supreme
2-GoV GriSs (N. J-) nominated
"'vf,.. fr,. Md.)
it fi unitiir National or
i 1 ,v.i,tir in session at
ver....Gor. Shaw (Ia-) P1reide,-'T
mOUeiHI evu.euu.. -. -
Feb. 1-U. S. Senator T. B. Turley (Tenn-I
reelected. , .
10 League of American Wheelmen in na
tional assembly at St, Louis; L S. Potter
elected pres. ,
14 Xational American Women Snflragn
association in 13th annual convention....
Senor Louis Polo Bernabe succeeds da
Lomeas Spanish minister to Washington.
15- Mrs. Lillian M. N. Steven (Me.) suc
ceeds the late Miss Frances Wulard as
pres. W. C T. U.
Mar. 2 Xational pure food and drag con
gress in Washington.
23 J. Sterling Morton, former secretary
of agriculture, elected at Chicago pres.
Xational Sound Money league.
24 U. S. battleships.KentnckT and Kear-
tan, lannrhed at XewDort XeWS- -
An- t Ixnio Bimetallic Clubs of Ohio
valley in convention at Indianapolin
elects J. P. Tarwin (Ky.) pres. .
21 Postmaster-General Gary resigna ana
Chas. E. Smith (Philadelphia) chosen to
succeed him. .
25 Sec. of State Sherman resigns and n
succeeded by Asst. Sec Day, of Can
ton, O. . r
May 5 Delegates to national congress ot
mothers received at white house by Mrs.
13 Battleship Alabama launched at Phila
delphia. 30 U. S. and France conclude first com
mercial treaty under Dingley tariff law
Congressman William V.Sullivan ap
pointed to succeed' late Senator Walthall,
Jun. 1 Trans-Mississippi and international
exposition opened at Omaha.
7 Bill for removal of all political disabil
ities of ex-confederates signed by pres. ...
Wisconsin's semi-centennial celebration
opened at Madison.
15 Lower house of congress adopts (209 to
91) resolution to annex Hawaii.
Julv 1 President signs bankruptcy bill.
6-HU. S. Senate passes house resolution for
annexation of Hawaii.
8 Pres. appoints Senators Cullom ml.)
and Morgan (Ala.), Representative Hitt
(111.), and Pres. Dole and Chief Justice
Ju.ld (Hawaii) commissioners for Ha
waii Congress adjourns.
Aug. 1 Gov. Joseph F. Johnston (Ala.)
9 Xational meet League of American
Wheelmen at Indianapolis.
18 Ambassador Hay accepts portfolio of
secretarv of state.
20 Thos. G. Sample (Pa.) elected snprema
chancellor Knights of Pythias, at Indian
apolis. Sep. 1 Armvof Potomac in 29th annual re
union at Xiagara Falls, X. Y Xation
al irrigation congress, at Cheyenne, Wyo.
8 Col. James A. Sexton (Chicago) elected
commander in- chief grand army at Cin
cinnati: Philadelphia chosen for next
15 Gov. Ellerbee (dem, S. C), reelected. -
1C Sec. of State Day resigns.
20 A. S. Pinkerton (Mass.) elected grand
sire sovereign lodge I. O. O. F. at Boston.
Oct. 5 Allen D. Candler (dem.) elected gov.
'of Georgia.... Trouble between Indians
':: and government resulted in battle at
Bear island point, Minn.; 6 soldiers, I
Indian policeman and 30 Indians killed.
13 Trouble at Bear island, Minn, ends by
surender of Indians.
30 Trans-Mississippi exposition at Omaha,
clcseei; 400.000 remained for the stock
holders. Xov. 8 General elections resulted a
fol'ov.a: A republican majority in con
gress; republicans elected governor in
X. Y, Conn, Cal, O, Pa, Mass, Mich,
Wis, X. H, X. J, Xev, Xeb, N. D,
Kan. and Wyo.: democrats elected gor
ernors in CoL, Tex, Tenn, S. C S. D.
- and Minn.; on minor offices republicans)
secured Ind, Til, Ia, O, R. 1, Del,
Wash, X. M. and W. a.; democrats
: secured Mo, Mont., Utah, Ga, G
La, Kv, Ala, Ark, Fla, Md, Miss, and
Va.; Minn, allows woman suffrage in
Dec. 5 Closing session 56th congress opened
at Washington and president's message
20 Sec. Bliss of Int. dept. resigns; Ethan A.
Hitchcock (St. Louis) to succeed him....
Sam'l Gompers reelected pres. Amer.
Fed. of Labor, at Kansas City. .
23 Pres. names 5 delegates to czars uni
versal pence conference. ,::
26 Rear Admiral Bunce retired. .
Jan. 29Elkes wins 72-hour bicycle race a
Pittsburgh, Pa, rides 1.322 miles.
Feb. 1 Cnion Pacific mail train covers 517
miles in 450 minutes, breaking all long
distance records. (Cheyenne to Omaha.)
Mar. 1 American clipper ship Tacoma
completed race from Philadelphia to Ta
coma, Wash, 10,000 miles. Time, I'M
8 la Chicago nenry Leveson lifts lQ-lb.
dumbbells above his head 4,500 times in
2 hrs. and 45 minutes, breaking 3-hour
Apr. 0 Xorth German Lloyd steamer Kais-
. cr Wiihelm dcr Grosse, from Southamp
ton, to Xew York, 5 days 20 bra.
14 In Springfield. O, Lizzie Glaw, of Ber
lin. Germany, breaks world's bicycle reo
orij luO miles in 4 hrs. 32 minutes.
15 Walter D. Mansfield, of San F'rancisco,
casts fish line 120 feet 6 in, breaking
Jun. 10-In Boston, Eddie McDuffie breaks
world's bicycle record for 3 miles.- Tttri,
5:05 2 5.
IS W. W. Hamilton, of Denver, lowers
world's professional bicycle Record. 1
mile 1:55 4-5 un paced. .. . . .....
23 Cornell wins tri-university ooat race on
Thames river, Xew London, Conn. v 4
miles, 28:4oV Yale, 2d; Harvard, 3d. :
25 Pink Coat wins American Derbv at
Washington park, Chicago. ' Time,
2:42 3-4: Warrenton, second. i.. Tom Lin
ton, of Wales, rides 20 miles on bicycle in
3ti:29 at Xew York. .
Jul. 6 At Philadelphia Tom Linlon . rides
33 miles, 9C3 yards in 1 hour, making new
24 At Indianapolis. Ind, Chas. Gardner
broke world's record for killing end
dressing sheep in 32 minutes, 30 seconds.
Aug. 23 Whitman wins national lawn ten
nis championship by defeating Davis, at
Xewport, R. I. ...In Baltimore Henry
Smith rides 50 miles on bicycle in 1:51:02.
Sep. 3 F" rank Waller, on bicycle, ridea 494
miles in 24 hours, at Baltimore, breakinic
5 Two-mile tandem record broken at De
troit by Joseph and Porter, in 4:01 3-5.
20 Kansas City club wins Western leagno
bastoll pennant. ,
Oct.' 15 Boston baseball club wins'teen-
tit, with Baltimore second and Cin-
I nnati third. ; ' .- -
Jn fcau rmncisco, fc. u. llragness naen
miles on bicycle in oreaEiac
aroirri At CViraffn- Cniversita of
iViaconsin defeated, at. football .by .Chi
cago university bv a score of 6 to ,y
-In New Haven, Conn,-i Hanarr-irins
' eastern football, championship for, ,189S
v. vi. '17 fn -' '
UK In Xew York, in prize flM rieren.
I T v e ... -r w -.1. iL. I.t..
won on. a fouLi .no .hlh::hrj t.
2V-At .Chicago, .yniversit of Michigan, by
," defeating Universitvof'Cn'Icaiui'at'foot-I'-ballf
KV'B Seoreof 13 tat;Jm'WBitem.
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