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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1898.
The Record of 1898 a
WARS AND DISASTERS.
Diary of the Conflict
DEATH'S HEAVY ROLL.
T'afal Explosions and Shipwreck.
Fierce Storms and Destructive Con
flagrations Many Noted Names In
the Obituary List Personal, MIs-
oellaneous and Sporting Kvents A
Chronological Summary From Jan
uary to December.
! The powerful young republic of the
wtt;ora wcrhl torn by what eoidc of lier
Jrnillrj;? men regard as the relentless
Krosp cf destiny from her pliry of Inter
national isolation, tro political relapse of
one of the auciont kingdoms of the orient
and the digmenihcrir.i-ut by force of a
monarchy dating from tbt middle ages
t three event cf lVis the results cf
vrhltli upon the jirogri-as of civilizuticn
nnot be so much im conjectured. Of
jinor imporiauce, jii m inrn miiiii ana
Mill unknown significance, ratiiu the
lln-yftis agitation in Irunco and tho An-
Klo-1- tenth Imbroglio in west Africa. All
' tliesn DOvemcnU were accelerated hy
thu developments of tho opening months
tif tho year.
In January tfco Maine was ordered to
Ilvnua, a step followed by the infamous
Do Ixmo letter and th explosion in Ha
vana liarbor, two incident arouxin tho
Aiucri 'an r pioto u degree which carritrd
t h i nut !,n beyond tho control uf fccrcon-K-.-v.-.tivo
Matei-meii. In January, alo, tho
-LM'cuti'jii of Zola for libel in tho defense
of Dreyfus opcm d an ciidli-Ks chain of
fctnrtlln dunom nient s, which bid fair to
unseftlu tho domcntio pwo of Franco.
Tho yenr unliurud In hct:.itioii:il rumors
of I ho partition of China, anil In tho firt
weeks tho power seized each a fragment,
Great Britain declaring that hi r interests
would l.u defended as aalm-t Russia,
1'tanco ar.il Germany "at tho cot of
Wnr" if necessary.
In February the French crossed tho Ni
cer, tho Maine was blown up whilo resting
under the safeguard of "Spanish honor,"
find Kusia was found recretly plotting
for tho lion's t-haro in China. April, thu
historic mouth in American annul, saw
the Spanish war an intahllshexl fact, the
('ilmn ports blockaded and both thu Span
ish and American fleet active.
May day was crowned with n new sig
nificance by Dewey's victory at Manila, a
blow so surprint ngly novel and audacious
that the brightest statesmen of tli unl
vro havo not yet ceased to marvel at It.
During this month Cervera's fwtiudmn
Twhwl tho CariblM an w: unmolested,
taking, as soino thought, the soeond trick
In tho game of naval strategy, but the ad
vantage was lot hy his speedy retreat in
to Santiago harbor.
In May, also, Italy was convulsed with
broad riots, tho Carlists threatened to
overthrow the monarchy In Spain, peace
was barely preserved among Germans and
Sclavs in Austria-Hungary, and tho pros
Iieet of an Anglo-American alliance set
tho wholo world to figuring upon the fu
ture arbiter of the destiniesof tho nations.
During Juno and July all Interest Is cen
tered in tho invasion of Cuba and the mil
itary occupation of Manila harbor. From
tho hoisting of the flag at Guantanamo,
iu Juno in, until IS replaced the standard
tif Spain above tho governor's palace at
Santiago, July IT, there wcro skirmishes
daily, and tl:o three desperate battles of
July I. 2, and 3 resulted in bringing the
dooiretl city undor Shaffer's guns, with
the luckless Capo Verde squadron. Spain's
Inst hope in tho west, lying wrecked upon
tho Cuban shore.
In Augutt I'orto Kico fell under Amer
ican away, the city of Manila also, and
tho pcaco protoecl vrr.a signed. Tho last
ouestiun in dispute was settled by Spain's
acceptance on Nov. of America's de
mand regarding the Philippines. Mean
while military occupation of distant lands
lias given tho American reoplo a sterner
scr.so of tho problems Involved in tho new
During tho mouths of greatest interna
tional excitement. May and August, two
of tho world's most influential men, liis
luarck and Gladstone, passed away. To
crown ail, in tho passes of tho ancient vnl
ley of the Nile was settled at a stroke the
great problem cf modern warfare by the
annihilation of an army of 3i,000 der
vishes at the hands of a few skillful artil
lerists whose machine guns literally "piled
the ground with Moslem slain." This
unparalleled military achievement fol
lowed close upon thu becls of the czar's
manifesto urgiug general disarmament in
the Interests of peace, and may have has
tened the approval given by the powers to
the farsightod autocrat's well timed ap
peal. Then, as a sort cf an anticlimax to the
cumulative series of startling events, came
the royal tragedy enacted in the peaceful
environs of a free city of Switzerland,
when the dasher of a wandering anarchist
put an end to tho troubled life of Austria's
venerablo and most estimable empress.
Man knowetn not indeed "what a day
jney bring forth," much less a year of 365
1. Fire- 2 acres of factory buildings burn
; J at Winooski. Vt.: low. IluJ.WO.
! Obliuar)-: Richard runon 1'oultney.
i i.oied American artist in London, in
that city: aged s-
' Accident: 15 people killed and many tn
" Jured hy tne col!ar of a floor at Lon-
13. Obituary: Ex-Cov. E. S Ro noted
I Confederate veteran, at College Sta
tion. Tex. aged .
! Feronal: Ei Hung Chan recalled to
I newer In x'eking.
4. Fire: Grain warehouses of the Farm
I fnion Milling Co. burned at Stook-
. iuk. - . . if 4
- J .
' i.;.ia veteran of note, at Kara
C H. Byrne,
in 'Mew York
8. Fire: Hardware and dry goods store
burned at Oenison. Tex.: loss. 1200.000.
Obituary: Moses P. Handy, well known
journalist, at Berlin, -Md.: aged 51.
12. Tornado: SI lives lost at Fort Smith.
Obituary: Mary Cowden Clarke, author
of Shakespeare Concordance, in Genoa
II Obituary: Rev. C. I. Dodgson (Lewis
Carroll, author of "Alice In Vt onder-
land." In London: aged 58.
18. Obituary: Rt. Hon. C. P. Villiers. "Fa
ther of the House of Commons." who
eat continuously from 135. in Bondon.
Hon. Benjamin Butterworth. V. S.
commissioner of patents, at Thomas-
ille. Ga.; aged 76. Ocn. C. C. Augur.
veteran of the Mexican and civil wars,
In Washington: aged 77.
13. Obituary: Klla Bassett Washington.
great-grandniece of George Washing
ton, in New aork city.
13. Fire: 30 buildings burned at Ransburg,
t CaJ.; Ions. tl'JU.Ooa.
'-Obituary: Very Rev. Henry George Lid
dell, noted English clergyman and
Greek lexicographer. In London; aged
22. Fore'gn: Chamler of deputies In Parts
dispersed by a riot growing out of the
Miscellaneous: Capt. Thomas F. Hines.
a noted ex-Confederate, called the
"brains of Morgan's cavalry corps."
died at Frankfort. Ky. Cuban filibu
terir.g schooner Tillie foundered oft
):arneft;at: 4 men lost.
Battleship Maine ordered to Havana.
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Michael J. Cramer.
brother-in-law of Gen. Grant, at Car-
lle. I"a.: seed CI.
Kk Fires: Fnion elevator, filled with grain.
- berned in Kast Ft. Louis: loss. Jl.0f0.
8 lives sacrificed and property
less of fr..'") at the burning of tha
Great Kastern block. Fpokane. v ash.
Conventions: National Stock Growers'
convention re-gan at Denver. 3d an
nual convention of the N.itionnl Asso
elation of Manufacturers of the United
States lK-gan In New York city.
John Lain!, the Enizltsh shipbuilder
v. ho turned out the Confederate cruis
er Alabama, died in London.
Gen. Arsiiguren. the Cuban leader,
k;!iel by the Spaniards.
Admiral Ianlel Lawrence Bralne. V.
S. N.. retired, die J In Brooklyn; aged
FEOR I" A n Y
. Fires: 1. S. Itublier Co.. at Naug.i-
tuck. Conn., burn.-d out: loss. JT'Xi.UOO.
In the burninir of the Alvord House.
Glove rsville. N. Y.. fi persons perished.
Shi: ri ck: l'har.nl Queen, mail Bimn-
slilp. wrecked off the Isla of Wight
Storms: l:l!zzards in NVw England, tha
west mid I'anudft.
:. The Mclntyre Meek burned ct Winr.l
pfg: loss. tZt.6"0.
Y. M. C. A. hnilling burned at Scran-
ton. Pa.: loss. JIO'.'iuu.
C firemen kilted by the eoIljp:! of a
burioiiK t.J li c In Kosion.
6. 1'lres: Highland I'ark hotel burned at
Aiken. S. I". : loss. II !.. Ixiss o
f VJ.Ct'i by flam s In Savannah: the Ro
man Catholic ca'ihcdral burned
7. The famous I Ixame letter made pub-
8. Miscellaneous: Ceorpre Lord, the old
est llason in the worlil. died at S:n
I:ertii.td!no. t'al.. at the ac of
I'iesid.-:it Barrios of the republic of
Convention: South and west commer
clal cong-ess met at Tnmpa. Fla.
9. Fire: At Fort Worth. Tex.; loss. $2i0.-
Accident: 2') people killed In a panic In
n synagogue at Idzlenclol. Russia.
Convention: Annual assembly 1 A. W.
held at St. Louis.
10. Fire: 11 deaths and property loss of
Jl.-VjeOea by the burning of a storage
warehouse and other buildings in
Oiii'uarv. Rev. Dr. William A. Hitch-
eo-. k. v.-ll known Kpiscopal divln, in
New York cilv: ageil fil.
II. Fire; Polo Club hiiiMire and Atalanta
cniir.o. bi:rneil in New York city
II. Spn:i.-h Trouliles: Senor Polo y Ber
nabe iippolmed Spanish minister to tha
Vnlted States to succeed Ee Lome.
Convention: int h annual convention of
the National American Woman Suf
frage association opened in Washing
ton. 13. The F. S. battleship Maine wrecked
by explosion in Havana harbor: 2K of
tli o'ticers and crew lost their lives.
IS. Ship Disasters: In the burning of the
British steumer I.cgis!t!tor at sea 6
sailors lost. French steamer Flacahat
wrecked off Canary islands; ST lives
IS. Obituary: Frances E. Wlilard. the well
known temperance advocate, in New
York city: ajred
Convention: Woman s national press
eoneress met In Washington.
21. Shipwreck: 1R sailors drowned at the
wrecking of tho British ship Asia oft
22. Convention: Continental congress
Daughters of American Revolution
met in Washington.
Conviction in Paris of Zola on charge
of libel in Dreyfus ease; sentence. 1
yenr's imprisonment and a fine of 3.000
Fire: American Tobacco Co. of Louis
ville burned out; loss. ICO.OMO.
Fire: In a nieht tiro at Charleston. 8.
C. 9 lives were lost.
Accident: An omnibus In Chicago col
lided with a Grand Trunk train; '.
. Obituary: Gen. W. B. Taliaferro, an
ex-Confederate and Mexican war vet
eran, fn Gloucester county. Vs.: aired
7t. Wliliam M. Singeriy. the Philadel
phia capitalist and editor, in that city;
Explosion: At the Kalamazoo Chem
ical works: p lives lost.
Obituary: John Thomas Scharf. histor
ical writer, who served in tho Confed
erate army. In New Ycrk city; aged 55.
L Obituary: Prof. William A. Rodgera
cf Colby university, noted astronomer;
3. Shipwreck: 9 drowned by the capsizing
of the schooner Speedwell near Key
5. Col. Henry wounded by Col. Picqoart
In a duel growing out of the Zola trial
Foreign: China agreed to lease Port
Arthur and Tulien Wan to Russia for
i. Obituary: Hugh J. Jewett. a railway
tinanckr and manager. In Augusta,
Ga. : aged f?L
Cavellotte. a popular Italian poet, killed
by the editor of tho Gazetta di Vene
ia in a sworj duel.
7. Obituary: Gen. Nelson B. Sweltser. F.
S. retired, in Washington: ased 65.
St. Fire: At Irovkience: loss.
9. Sianih Troubles: Bill appropriating
JVl.ltX.CuO for the national defense be
came a law.
Obituary: George Muiler. English phi-
la ntbroplst. In London; aged 92. Gen.
K. I- Thomas, aa ex-Confederate of
note. In Okl.ihona.
11. Obituary: Gen. William Starke Row
crans. u noted soliiier of the western
army, at Los Angeles: aged 79.
Fire: Disaster In a Bowery lodging
house In New York city: II deaths.
Obituary: Henry Bessemer, the in
ventor of the Bessemer steel process;
Miscellaneous: Senator Proctor of
Vermont told the senate of tha Cuban
Obitoary: Blanche K. Bruce, one of
the ablest colored men of the nation.
in Washington: aged 57.
IS. Obituary: Matilda Joslyn Gage, noted
woman suffragist: aged 72.
Mining Disaster: Explosion In the Santa
Isabel mine at Belmex. Spain: killed.
K. Shipwreck: Bark Alma capsised out-
aide the Golden Gate. Cat. drowning
U sailors and 27 Klondike gold seekers.
well. S. C; aged, 63.
notsh baseball expert,
city, at the ace of 55.
ZL Th, aoted Due de Talleyrand of the old
French family, died In Berlin; aged S7.
Fires: Many deaths in the burning of a
miners' lodging house at Butte. Mon.
22. Obituary: Gen. Wheelock Graves Vea-
zej noted Vermont veteran and Jurist.
in Washington: aged 63. Rev. Robert
S. Harris, founder of Children's day,
at Camden. N. 3.
23. Jfiscellaneous: Gen. Joseph Totman.
once famous as a dwarf, died at Lew
Iston. Me., at the age of 37. 48 seal
fishers periched on an ice floe in the
2i Obituary: James Pdyn. the English
novelist. In London: aged 6S.
2S. Report of the Maine Inquiry board
submitted to congress.
Obituary: Anton eid). the well known
mujical director. In New York city.
1. Arthur Orton. the Tlchborne claimant.
il'ed in England.
2. Fire: At Rock Hill. S. C. 12 buildings
burned, causing a loss of $--Of.0uQ.
Convention: American Association For
the Advancement of Science met in
1 Disasters: About 20 lives lost by the
breaking of a levee at Shawneetown
5. Fires: At VIcksburg. Miss., the Piazza
Opera House and other property burn
ed; loss. ;i..i.
Shipwreck: British ship Marlborough
lost in midocean: ! sailors drowned
7. Spanish War: Representatives of Great
Britain. France. Germany. Russia and
Italy presented a joint note to the
Obituary: Maruaret Mather, the actress.
at Chariestown. v. . Va.; oqvd 39.
9. Obituary: Gen. James Ronald Chal
mers. a noted leader in Forrest's Con
federate cavalry corps, at Memphis
11. Spanish War: The president's mes
sage asking power to intervene In Cu
ba submitted to congress. Gen. Lee
testified before the nenate committee
on foreign relations.
17. Fire: At Chariestown. Mass.: dust ex
plosion started flames in a grain ele
vator: loss fl.cno.er).
Gen. Joaquin Crespo. ex-president of
Venezuela, killed In battle.
19. Obituary: Prof. Jules Marcou. fa
mous geologist, at Cambridge. Mass.;
aged 4. Georpe Parsons Lathrop, au
thbr. !n New York city.
Spanish War: Tho Cuban Intervention
resolutions passed congress; ultima,
turn sent to Spain.
20. Spanish War: Senor Bemabe. the
Spanish minister, took his passports
and ! ft Washington for Canada.
Fire: Spurgeon'3 tabernacle In London
ZL Spanish War: I". S. Minister Wood
ford given his passports at Madrid.
Sampson's sa.up.dron blockaded Cuba.
First marine capture of the war. the
Spnnijli ship Buena Ventura, in the
irulf of Mexico.
Obituary: Gen. E. C. Walthall, noted
cx-Confedorate and IT. S. senator from
Mississippi, in Washington: aged 7.
!. Obituary: Richard Smith, prominent
western newspaperman, in Cincinnati;
23. Convention: American Society of Re
ligious Education m;t in Baltimore.
24. SpanUh War: The president called for
25. Spanish War: Declaration hy the Unit
ed Stales that war began April 21.
Fire: In Glasgow. St. Andrew's Catholic
cathedral destroyed: loss. $71.000.
V. Spanish War: Spanish steamer Pan
ama captured off Havana by the T". S.
lighthouse tender Mangrove. England
proclaimed neutrality and declared
that the war began April 21.
2S. Spanish War: At Matanzas Admiral
Sa-npson's vessehi bombarded Spanish
forts. Spanish steamer Guido. from
Spain with sinews of war for Cuba,
captured by the V. S. monitor Terror.
19. Spanish War: Cervera's squadron
sailed westward from the Cape Verde
. Spanish War: Commodore Dewey, with
the Asiatic fleet, defeated the Span
iards In Manila liarbor, Philippine Is
Fire: At Augusta. On.: loss. $200.0,''0. by
the burning of an elevator and ware
house. i. Spanish War: French Rteamer Lafa
yette caplcred by the blockading fleet
i. Convention: Southern Baptist conven
tion opened at Norfolk.
. Hundreds of Italians shot down by the
troops during a bread riot in Milan.
9. Fire: The Elms hotel. Excelsior
Springs. Mo., burned: loss. $200,000. '
1L Fires: At Ballardvale. Mass.. stock of
stored wool valued at $2)0.000 burned.
In Philadelphia 3 deaths and property
loss of SJ25.000 at the burning of a toy
12. Spanish War: First t. S. officer killed
Ensign Bagley. on the torpedo boat
Winslow at Cardenas. San Juan. Por
to Rico, bombarded by Sampson's war
ships. Fire: In Chicago a Brain elevator and
other property burned: loss. Jl. 200.000.
13. Spanish War: Cervera's squadron
reached Martinique, in tho West In
dies. 14. Accident: 7 workmen killed and 11
severely Injured by the collapse of
walls In a building In New Y'ork city.
Shipwreck: 12 sailors drowned on the
coast of Wales by the wreck of the
British steamer Runholm.
15 Fire: At Muneie. Ind.: loss. S2S5.000.
Obituary: Edotiard Remenyi. the noted
violinist, in San Francisco: aged OS.
16. Fire Disaster: At La Providence. Can
ada. St. Hyaclnthe Auxiliary hospital
burned: many lives lost.
17. Accident: In Boston an elevator fell.
k'lling 7 workmen.
IS. Fire: At Attleboro. Mass.. the business
section destroyed: loss, over fl.MM.OOOL
Cyclone: Illinois. Michigan and Wiscon
sin visited: 51 deaths.
19. Obituary: Gladstone, at Castle Hawar-
den: aged M.
22. Obituary: Edward Bellamy, author of
"Lookinjr ItEckward. "Equality." etc..
at Chlcopee Falls. Mass.; acert 4S.
Shipwreck: 24 pas.tengers drowned by
the sinking of the Alaska schooner
Jane Grey oft" Capo Flattery.
23. Spanish War: Second call for volun
teers: 73.0io asked for.
Shipwreck: British steamer Mecca sank
on Calcutta: 53 lives lost.
Sporting: Jeddah won the English Derby.
2S. Spanish War: Largest secret expedi
tion of the war landed on Cuban soil
by the steamer Florida.
2S. Obituary: Madeline Vinton Dahlgren.
well known writer, widow of Admiral
John A. Dahlgren. in Washington. I
Soortins: Ornament won the Brooklvn '
SL Spanish War: Commodore Schley's
fleet engaged the forts at Santiago and
one warsnip in a sharp duel.
Obituary: Baron Lyon Playfair, distin
tincuished English chemist, political
economist, civil service reformer and
parliamentarian, in London; aged 79.
1. Fire Disaster: 4.000 houses at Fesha-
wur, India, destroyed.
Obituary: Thomas W. Keene. actor, in
New York city: used ZS.
Transmississlppi States exposition open
ed In Omaha.
J. At Santiago harbor Lieut. R. P. Hob-
son. F. S. N.. ran the collier Merrimac
into the channel and sank her.
i Obituary: Capt. Charles V. Gridley,
commander of Dewey s flagship Olym
pia. at sea. off Japan.
Thomas N. Rooker. a veteran Tribune
man. died In New York: aged S3.
1ft Spanish War: 6O0 marines under CoL
HuntinKton landed at Guantanamo
bay and hoisted the stars and stripes
on Cuban soil.
Il Spanish War: Attack upon CoL Hunt
ington's marines at Guantanamo: Dr.
John Blair Gibbs and 3 marines killed.
12. Convention: International congress Y.
M. C. A. In London.
13. Financial: Collapse of Letter's wheat
Spanish YVtr Gen. Shafter's expedition
sailed for Santiago.
17. Obituary: The noted English painter.
Burne Jones, in London: aged 65.
19. Fires: Business portion of Park City.
Ftah. destroyed: loss. $1,000,000.
2L Marine Disaster: .50 drowned at the
launching of England's battleship Al
bion at Blackwall. on the Thames.
Convention: Biennial meeting of the
Federation of Woman's Clubs opened
22. Spanish War: Shafter's troops landed
at Daiquiri, near Santiago.
23. -Fire: At Lincoln. Neb.: loss, $200,000.
Sporting: Cornell defeated Yale and
Harvard in the varsity boat race at
New London: time. Ilm. 4Ss. ; Yale's
time. 24m. 2s.: Harvard's. 21m. 25a.
2L Spanish War: Heavy skirmish of Gen.
Young's brigade with Spaniards at Laa
Guaslmas. near Santiago. ' '' ' '
L Spanish War: Desperate fighting at
Santiago by Gen. Shafter's ' forces;
battles at El Caney and San Juan hilL
Foreign: The Wei-Hai-Wel treaty be
tween Great Britain and China signed.
2. Sportin:j: Pennsylvania defeated Cor
nell. Wisconsin and Columbia in the
varsity boat race on Saratoga lake.
. Spunish War: Cervera's squadron de
stroyed by Sampson's fleet while trying
to escape from Santiago harbor.
4. Tornado: At Hampton Beach. N. H.,
11 killed and 200 Injured.
Accident: At Shelby. O.. 4 killed and 100
Injured by the collapse of a bridge
under a holiday crowd.
Shipwrecks: La Bourgogne of the
French line went down In a collision
off Sable island: 500 lives lost. Off
Beverly, Mass.. the excursion steamer
Surf City capsized and carried down
& Political: P'Jl for annexation of Ha
waii signed by President McKinley.
Sporting: Howell, the American, won
Diamond Sculls at the Henley regatta,
Conventions: Annual convention of
Christian End avorers opened at Nash
ville. International mining congress
met at Salt I.ake City.
8. Storm and Flood: At Steelevllle. Mo.,
$100,000 worth of property was de
stroyed. C5 buildings washed away and
13 persons drowned by a cloudburst.
9. Fires: At Cleveland. O.. the Parsons
block burned: loss, nearly $000,000. At
Pentwater, Mich.. Sands & Mill3' lum
ber yard was destroyed; loss, over
Convention: National Educational asso
ciation met in Washington.
10. Spanish War: Bombardment cf Santi
ago by the American land and naval
Fire: The Western Starch works burned
at We-t Hammond. Ilia.; loss. $250,000.
11. Flrei t Pittsburg, the World's the
ater burned: loss. $173,000. At St. Jo
seph's. Mich., the Hotel St. Joseph de
stroyed : loss. $130,000.
Accident: At the new waterworks tun
nel. Cleveland, explosion of gas killed
Obituary: Rear Admiral Daniel Ammen.
noted officer of the U. S. navy during
the civil war. at Baltimore; aged 78.
Spanish War: Bombardment at Santia
go concluded; last gun of the cam
12. Explosion: At the Laflin-Rand Pow
der works. Pompton. N. J.. 11 work
17. Span'.sh War: Santiago, with 24.000
troops, surrendered to Gen. Shaffer.
Obituary: Grn. John S. Williams, veter
an of the Mexican and civil wars, at
Mt. Sterlinc. Ky.
18. Fire: At Sunderland, England; loss.
19. Accident : 4 killed and 5 injured by
lightning near Boonton. N. J.
20. Convention: The United Confederate
Veteran association met in annual
session at Atlanta.
23. Spanish War: Gen. Miles' forces land
ed in Porto Rico. Gen. Merritt arrived
Explosion: At Point Pinole. Cab, 5
workmen killed and many injured in
the Hercules Powder works.
23. Obituary: Dr. William Pepper, noted
educator at the head of the Universi
ty of Pennsylvania, at Pleasanton,
Cal. ; aged 55.
,0. Obituary: Bismarck, ex-chancellor of
the German empire, at Friedrichsruh;
31. Spanish War: Attack on American
lines at MaJate. near Manila, repulsed.
2. Span!st War: Terms of peace official
r ly announced.
.Shipwreck: tiff Florida, a captain and
2n sailors drowned by the loss of a
steamer and towing dredge.
4. Spanish War: Shafter's army ordered
north: 4.CO0 sick reported at Santiago.
Disaster: At Villa Madina. Spain, 40
persons drowned by waterspout.
7. Spnnish War: American terms cf
peace accepted at Madrid.
8. Obituary: George Maurice Ebers. the
Egyptologist, at Munich. Bavaria.
Brig. Gen. John S. Poland. U. S. V.. at
Asheville. N. C. Adolph Sutro of Su
tro tunnel fame. In San Francisco.
9. Fire: At Bi.-niarck a great part of
tho business portion burned; loss
10. Obituary: Ellen Louise Demorest.
founder cf The Demorest Magazine, In
New York city: aged 74. Signor Diego
ele Vivo, noted Impresario. In New
York city: aged 76.
II. Spanish War: Attack at San Juan,
Porto Rico, repulsed.
Mituary: Isaac Bromley, formerly of
'.he New York Tribune, at Norwich.
Conn.; aged f3.
12. Fire:. At Wheatland. Cal.. business
portion destroyed; loss. $183,000.
Obituary: Rear Admiral A. Eirkland. U.
S. N.. retired, at Mare Island navy
Spanish War: Peace protocol formally
signed at Washington.
Disaster: At Black Creek. Tenn.. 20
lives lost by cloudburst.
Ratification of the treaty of annexation
of Hawaii and raising of the American
13. Spanish War: Manila surrendered aft
er a bombardment, followed by an
army attack upon the Spanish
14. Fire: At Fresno City. Cal.. 4 lives
lost asd $500.(XA worth of property de
stroyed. 19. Convention: 21st annual meeting of the
American Bar association .began at
20. Shipwreck: Off Newfoundland banks,
steamer Norge: 16 sailors drowned.
21. Collision: At Sharon. Mass.. on the
N. Y.. N. H. and H. R. R.; 7 persons
killed and 15 injured.
22. Obituary: Mahetoa. king of Samoa, at
24. Obituary: Eldress Dorothy Durgln. a
noted Shaker, at Canterbury. N. H. ;
t7. Collision: At Ware. Mass.: 5 klded and
several wounded by a collision be
tween a coach and train.
The czar published a manifesto Inviting
an international conference to consid
er srcneral disarmament.
C. Obituary: Col. J- J. Van Horn. Eighth
I". 8. Infantry, a civil war veteran
and a Santiago hero, at Fort Russell.
Wy.; f-xd 63.
1. Accident: 3 killed and 9 injured on the
X. Y., O. and W. R. R. near Fulton,
2. British and Egyptian troops under
Gen. Sir Henry Kitchener annihilated
the army of dervishes at Omdurman.
near Khartum; 11.000 dervishes killed.
J. 61 persons killed by heat in New York.
4 Fire: At Owosso. Md.; loss. $200,000.
t Accident: IS passengers killed and 17
seriously Injured at Cohoes. N. Y.
- atiscellaneous: WUnelmina enthroned as
queen of Holland. The 2d annual
encampment of the G. A. R- opened) at
, Convention: The 13th annual conven
tion of the National Editorial associa
tion began at Denver.
Disaster: IS killed. 27 missing by the
falling of a bridge Into the St. Law
rence river at Hogansburg. N. Y.
S. Fire: At Memphis grain elevator and
mills destroyed: loss. $242,000.
Obituary: Gen. John Kemp Mizner. TJ.
S. A., retired, at Washington: aged 61.
9. Fire: At Newport, R. I., the Ocean
Spanish War: American peace commls
a.in completed, consisting of Senators
Gray of Delaware. Frye of Maine and
Davis of Minnesota. .ex-Secretary of
State W. R. Day and Whitelaw Reid.
1U Fire: At Livermore Falls. Me.. 34
"buildings destroyed: loss. $125,000.
Hurricane: Appalling loss of life In the
British Weatr -Indies.
Empress Elizabeth of Austria killed by
an Italian anarchist at Geneva.
11. Fire: At Jerome. A. T.. 133 residences
, nnd 25 stores destroyed and- many
lives lost: property loss about $1,000.
000. Explosion: In Philadelphia, 4 killed. 13
injured. 12 missing, and 3 houses de
stroyed. 12. Fire: At New Westminster. B. C. 500
buildings destroyed: loss. $2,500,000.
Conventions: The National Council Or
der of the Red Men began its annual
convention m Indianapolis. 17th en
nual encampment of the Sons of Vet
erans opened at Onaha.
15. . Obituary: Brig. Oen. Joseph T. Has
kell, v.lio was wounded three times at
Fl Caney. at Columbus. O.
17. Obituary: Rev. Dr. John Hall, the
notcfi Presbyterian divine, at Belfast;
IS. Objtunry: Miss Winnie Davis, daugh
ter of Jefferson Davis, at Narragan
sett Pier. Capt. Allyn Capron. whose
battery shelled the Spaniards out of
their blockhouses at El Caney, at
Fort Slyer, Va.
13. The 74th annual session of the sov
ereign grand lodge I. O. O. F. opened
20. Explosion: In the Union elevator at To
ledo: 7 missing and 6 killed; loss, JXM.
000. ZL A monument to Samuel de Champlaln,
the French explorer, unveiled at Que
liec. 22. Personal: Abdication of the emperor
of China In favor of tho dowager
23. Explosion: In a mine at Brownsville,
T"a. ; S lives lost.
Obituary: Col. Richard Malcolm John
ston, the southern novelist, in Balti
more; aged 76.
28. The ashes of Columbus exhumed at
Havana by the Spaniards.
Tornado: At Tonawanda, N. Y.. much
property destroyed; several persons in
jured. Obituary: Fanny Davenport, the well
known actress, at Duxbury. Mass.
23. Fire: At North Weymouth. Mass.:
Obituary: Thomas F. Bayard, statesman
and diplomat, at Dedham. Mass.; aged
29. Obituary: Louise, queen of Denmark.
at Copenhagen: aged SI.
30. Sporting: Toil Sloane. a noted Ameri
can jockey, won 5 out of 7 events at
the Newmarket races.
Personal: Col. John Hay was sworn Into
office cs secretary of state.'
I. Spanish War: First joint conference
of the American and Spanish peace
2. Cyclone: South Carolina and Georgia
coasts devastated and over loo lives
lost; Brunswick. Ga.. Inundated.
Obituary: Caroline Miskel Hoyt. the
actress. In New York city: aged 23.
5. Fire: At Clnrksville. Tenn.; over
$500,000 loss by the burning of ware
houses and other buildings.
Indian Troubles: Maj. Wilkinson. U. S.
A., and several soldiers killed near
Bear Island. Minn., by Pillager Indians.
Convention: National -meeting of the
Protestant Epiacopsil church In tho
United States opened in Washington.
6. Obituary: Rev. Br. Cunningham Geike.
noted as a Bible commentator. In Lon
don: aged 74.
7. Obituary: Blanche Willis Howard
fvon Teuffel). American author, in
Munich. Ex-Mayor A. Oakey Hall of
New York city. In that city: aged 72.
Foreign: Strike of 60,000 workmen In
S. Fire: At Atlantic City; block of build
ings destroyed, causlag a loss of. $204),-
CM.0. ' "V
12. rerson.": The emperor and 'empress
of Germany set out on their Journey
Strikers' Riot: At Vlrden. Ills.. 13 men
killed and 25 wounded In the trouble
over Imported negro labor.
13. Fire: At Macon; loss. $123,000.
14. Shipwreck: The Mohegan of the At
lantic Transport line wrecked on the
Cornish coast, off Falmouth: out of
200 passengers and crew only 31 es
caped. 16. Obituary: E. J. Henly, the actor, at
Fire: In Dawson City; 40 buildings
burned; loss. $300,000.
17. Accident: On the Great Central rail
way of England: 8 killed and 13 in
jured nt Barnet Junction.
IS. Spanish War: Military occupation of
I'orto Rico completed by the raising
v me . mien omies na over me puo
lic hull'Mngs at San Juan; peace Jubi
lee opened in Chicago.
Obituary: Harold Frederic. American
journalist and novelist, in London;
Fire: At Dallas: loss. $500,000 bv the
burning of tho establishment of the
Texas Drug Co.
22. Accident: On the Rock Island rail
road necr Fort Worth. Tex.; 8 deaths.
Raco K:ot: 14 negroes and 1 white kill
ed In a conflict near Harperville. Miss.
24. Personal: Maj. (ien. Wesley Merritt.
V. 8. A., married in London to Miss
Spanish War: Porto Rico evacuated,
and the last Spanish troops sailed for
Fire: In South Brooklyn flames caused
a los of $6e0.000 by the destruction of
T city blocks, with docks, wharfs and
23. Philadelphia peace jubilee opened.
Obituary: Chavannes. noted French
painter. In Paris; aged 73.
Political: Cabinet crisis in France: de
feat of the government in fhe Dreyfus
case and resignation of the ministry.
M Shipwreck: On Lake Michigan the
steamer L. F. Doty went down with
a crew of 16 men.
27. Shipwreck: On Lake Ontario tho
schooner St. Peters was lost and 8
Obituary: Silas Sadler Packard, edu
cator, founder of Packard's college, in
New York city; aged 72.
B. Obituary: Williams Kingsford. LL D..
F. I:. 8.. noted as one of Canada's
great historians. In Ottawa; aged 73.
Col. George E. Waring, the sanitary
expert, in New York city: aged 65.
Foreign: Court of cassation at Paris
granted a revision of the Dreyfus case.
ft). Mme. Carnot, widow of President Car
rot, who was assassinated In 1SC4. died
lb Helen Faucit (Lady Martin), a noted
English actress, retired, died in Lon-'
X. Shipwreck: The captive warship Ma-,
ria Teresa found unseaworthy and i
abandoned off the Bahamas. .
4. Obituary" Jerome Hopkins, musical (
composer. In Philadelphia: aged 60.
5. Accidents: 15 workmen killed by the ;
falling of the roof In the New Won- i
derland theater at Detroit. Collision '
between the cage and a train of coal
cars crushed 9 miners to death in the i
Exeter shaft at Scranton. 'i
omist. at Norwich. Conn.
7. Political: Cuban assembly organized
at Santa Crux del Sur.
8. Fires: At Sacramento the railway
shops of the Southern Pacific burned:
loss.- J2V.C00. 40 buildings burned in
Pitkin. Colo.; loss. $100,000.
Political: Theodore Roosevelt elected
governor of New York.
Obituary: Max Alvary. German tenor;
Convention: General assembly Knights
of I-abor met in Chicago.
10. Riot: S deaths in a race war between
negroes and whites at Wilmington.
11. Fires: Explosion at the burning of a
store at Hanover Corners, Mass., kill
ed 4 men and Injured several.
Convention: The W. C. T. U. national
body began lis annual session at St.
Paul. - . -:
12. Obituary: Virginia. Dreher, the actress,
at Phenix. A. T. Clara Fisher Mse
der. one of the old -school flayers of
the American stage, at Metnclien. N. J.
Sporting: The Y"ale-Princeton annual
football game won by Princeton at
Princeton: score. 6 to 0.
Personal: Earl of Mlnto took tho oath
as governor general of Canada.
15. Collision: On the Grand Trunk rail
road near Murray Hill. Canada; 12
16. Obituary: Rev. Dr. Samuel Colcord
Bartlett. former president of Dart
mouth college, at Hanover, N. 11. ;
Ethel Marlowe died while, performing
on the stag "of the Knickerbocker
theater In New York city.' ;
17. Obituary: Dr. Stephen H.'Tync. once
a prominent Kpiscopal divine and later
president of the American chamber of
commerce In Paris; aged 58L '
Shipwreck;: ..The i British ship Atalanta
wrecked off tile Oregon coast; 25 sea
Convention: The National Fireman's as
sociation began its annual session in
IS. Herman Helnrich Meier, founder of
the North German Lloyd Steamship
company, died in Bremen: aged !9.
John Ernst Worrell Keely. inventor of
the motor, died in Philadelphia; aged
19. Sporting: Yale defeated by Harvard in
the annual tootball game at rsew Ha
ven: score. 17 to 0.
Fire: Starin's shipyards nt West
Brighton, N. Y., partly destroyed: loss.
Obituary: Gen. Don Carlos Buell. a not
cd Federal leader of the western army.
near Roekfort. Ky. ; aged SO.
20l Obituary: Sir John Fowler, noted civil
engineer, in London.
Fire: Perry. Ia.: the business section
partly destroyed: loss. $2."0,000.
21. Storms: Blizzard and extreme cold In
Spanish War: The American peace com
missioners announced that the United
States demand a treaty of cession of
the entire Philippine archipelago upon
a payment to Spain of $20,000,000.
Fire: In San Francisco, the famous
Baldwin hotel destroyed: 10 deaths;
financial loss about $1,500,000.
Obituary: J. K. Hamilton Wilcox, noted
os an agitator of female suffrage, in
New York city; aged EC.
Explosion: At the Hercules Powder
works, near Asbburn. Mo.: 6 deaths.
Sporting: At Franklin field. Philadel
phia. Pennsylvania defeated Cornell at
football, scoring 12 to 6.
Shipwreck: Off Bcachy head. England
steamer Fitzjames foundered; 10 sail
23. Obituary: Oen. Andrew T. McReyn
olds, veteran of the Mexican and civil
wars, at Muskegon, Mich.; aged 91.
Spanish War: First American garrison
for Havana, led by Gen. Francis V in
ton Greene, landed at Mariano wharf.
Storms: Blizzard of wind and snow
on the middle Atlantic and New Eng
land ccast: southern France and north
ern Italy also storm swept.
Obituary: Charles W. Couldock, the old
est actor on the American stage. In
New York city; aged S3. Prof. George
James Allman, well known biologist.
In London; age 1 83. Mrs. Hugh Reginald
Haweis. noted English advocate of
woman's rights, in London.
Sh'pfljreck: 50 vessels wrecked on the
Nevj England coast; about 70 seamen
lost, exclusive of the crew of the
Portland of the Portland Packet line,
which went down on her trip from
Boston to Portland with 161 souls.
Disaster: The great hail of a new col-
lpr. n -i Turin rnllnnaflfl rnrrvlntr
r ,ne -"'bole assembly: many klll-
ab and Injured, among them 3 bishops.
Spanish War: The Spanish commission
ers delivered their reply to the Ameri
can demand of Nov. 21. surrendering
the Philippines for $20,eoO.OijO.
Explosion: 12 employees killed and 6 In
jured by the explosion of ammunition
Fires: In Kansas City. Keith's furniture
house burned: loss. $240.OiX. The Frank
lin Stamp mill at Hancock, Mich., de
stroyed; loss. Jl.'iO.OOO.
30. Spanish War: Ramon Blanco, rx-cap-tain
general of Cub3, sailed from Ha
vana for Spain.
Shipwreck: Steamer Alnsworth wrecked
near Balfour, B. C. ; 9 persons drown
1. Fire: Normal university near Lincoln,
Neb., burned: loss. $100.CO0.
3. Explosion: 6 men killed by the burst
ing of a feed pipe on tho Texan
steamer Alamo In New York harbor.
Obituary: Mary Jane Parker Champney,
formerly well known actress, at the
Edwin Forrest home, Philadelphia;
4. Storms: Fiercest gale of the year on
the Atlantic coast.
Fires: Home Life building, one of New
York's "skyscrapers." damaged by
fire, which caused a loss of $1,000,000.
At Eufaula. I. T.. business portion
burned, causing a loss of $150,000.
B. Political: Last session of the Fifty
fifth congress opened.
6. Convention: Farmers National con
gress opened at Fort Worth. Tex.
Fire: Weyauwega. Wis., destroyed by
'fire; loss. $450. WO.
7. Fires: A $123,000 fire at Danbury. Conn.
Obituary: Jlaj. T. P. McEhrath. a news
paper man once associated with Hor
ace Greeley. In New York city; aged 61.
9. 3 killed and 8 injured in an explosion
at tho Dupont Powder works, Wil
Spanish War: Treaty of peace signed
at Paris. First U. S. troops marched
through the streets of Havana. J
Sporting: Miller won the six day bicycle
race at Madison square Garden.
Obituary: William Black, the novelist,
in London; aged 57.
11. Obituary: Gen. Calixto Garcia, the
f uban general and commissioner to
the United States; aged 59.
Miscellaneous: Gen. John R. Brooke. U.
S. A., appointed military governor of
Cuba. Riot and bloodshed among
Spanish and Cuban officers in Havana.
12. Convention: American Federation of
Ilior met at Kansas City.
Accidents: 5 workmen suffocated In the
smelters at Butte, Mon, 5 men killed
by an explosion in a coal mine at
Poteau. I. T.
13. Accidents: 6 killed and 30 Injured by
the collapse of a gas tank in New
1L Peace Jubilee opened at Atlanta.
Antonio E. Terry, noted Cuban capital
ist, died In Paris.
15. Obituary: Ex-U. 8. Senator Calvin 8.
Brlce. In New York city; aged 53.
'. Obituary: Bron Ferdinand James de
Rothschild. M. P., in Ixmdon; aged 59.
Miscellaneous: Gen. Wesley Merritt.
U. S. A., late commanding the army
of the Philippines, and Mrs. "Merritt
arrived New York. Rlo-.ig In Ha
vana during evacuation by Spanish
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