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THE AUGTTS, THURSDAY, DECEMBETl 31,
Enormus Treasure Lost by Storm and Flood
Notable Obituary Roll Matters Im
portant in History.
The year 1U03 has been memorable
for the prolonged drought early in the
season for production, followed by
phenomenal rainfall and destructive
floods. During the first week of June
the state of Kansas suffered losses by
floods aggregating 17,000,000 in mis
cellaneous property and $5,000,000 on
crops t?stroyed. Hundreds of lives
Were lost by flood disasters on the Mis
souri and Mississippi rivers. In South
baroliha the June floods swept away
two towns on the river Paeolet, caus
ing loss of life and damage amounting
Following closely the flood disasters
in America the world was startled by
the cold blooded massacre of King Alex
ander and Queen Draga of Servia, to
gether with the Servian cabinet. The
devd was perpetrated by a baud of leili
tavy revolutionists, who suffered only
nominal punishment for their crime.
The burning of a passenger train in
the Paris subway, resulting in the hor
rible death of scores of imprisoned peo
ple, gave warning of the new danger
which the inarch of progress makes
possible in crowded cities. The long
impending and vexing question of the
succession to the papal throne made
vacant in July by the demise of Pope
I,eo XIII.. who lived one score and
three years beyond the allotted age of
man, was happily solved by the choice
of Giuseppe Sarto, patriarch of Venice,
a devoted, yet liberal minded, church
man. Earlier in the year Cardinal Par
rochi. chief candidate for succession to
the papacy when it should become va
cant, had been removed from the field
' Death also removed from the world's
stage during the year many men of
advanced age whose activities lent bril
liancy a the era which produced them,
notably Alexander Bain, the master of
logic; Lecky, the Knglish historian;
Herbert Spencer, the philosopher, and
Professor Theodor Mommsen. whose
achievements in the domain of history
earned for him the unique title, "the
grand old man of Germany." Other
noted deaths abroad were Sagasta, the
prime minister of Spain during the
Spanish- Vmerican war: Du Chaillu. the
nutlior nd explorer; Whistler, the ec
centric i.ut talented artist, and Arch
deacon 1'arrar, a distinguished English
churchman and author.
Three conspicuous literary lights of
the past died during the year Richard
Henry Stoddard, the poot and critic;
Charles Godfrey Leland (Hans Dreit
mann) and K. L. Farjeon. the novelist.
To say that the creator of "John Ingle
sant'J died during the year, suggests to
few readers of that classic romance the
name of its author, Joseph Henry
The defeat of Shamrock III. by the
Reliance in the race for the America's
cup added one more to the half score
of v'"oric8 already won by American
defenders. On the turf the world's
light harness records were materially
reduced by American horses. The trot
ting record of 2:02Vt was brought down
to 2:00 with a thud by Lou Dillon, soon,
however, to be equaled by Major Del
mar. Cresecus quickly beat the record
down to I :'). when Lou Dillon once
more lowered it to 1 :381..
Grave financial troubles have been
experienced during the year. In mid
summer stocks fell and have remained
down, involving several large broker
age firms. Subsequently several bank
In? and trust companies succumbed.
The long looked for Panama canal
received a serious setback by the re
jection on the part of the Colombian
senate oT' the Hay-IIerran treaty. In
censed over the prospect of losing the
rich treasure which the canal would
bring to the isthmus, the state of Pana
ma seceded from Colombia and set up
an independent republic under the pro
tection of the United States navy. The
United States immediately recognized
the new government and negotiated a
treaty for the construction of the canal.
' 1. Personal: The Indian durbar in honor
of the coronation of King Edward VII.
as emperor of India opened at Delhi.
2. Shipwreck: The Norwegian bark Ar
thur Prinre lost off Cape Flattery; 18
' 5. Obituury: Ex-Premier Sagasta of
Spain, at Madrid; aged 80.
7. Accident: 8 killed and 5 seriously In
jured in a -wreck on the Pennsylvania
R. K. at Cochrane, Fa.
'8. Accident: 8 killed and several Injured
In a collision on the Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne and Chicago R. Ii at Ada, O.
C. Fire: Losh of $300,000 by flames in Lon
Obituary: Gen. Samuel Thomas, noted
Ohio war veteran and prominent rall-
y way capitalist. In New Tork city; aged
13. Accident: 12 killed and many injured
on the Great Northern R. R. near
i Chiwakum. Wash.
j Hurricane Disaster: 1,000 lives lost by
tidal wave In Society islands.
15. Obituary:' Cardinal Parrochl, chief
candidate for succession to the papacy.
In Rome; aged 70.
16. Fire: At Laurel Hill. N. Y. ; loss of
JoOO.000 by the burning of the Nichols
Accident: 6 killed and many injured by
the explosion of a shell on the U. 6.
battleship Massachusetts during prac
tice off Culcbra Island, West Indies.
IS. Obituaries:, M., de Blowltz, famous
Paris correspondent, at Paris; aged Si.
Abram S. ' Hewitt, noted Ironmaster,
statesman and philanthropist,-formerly
mayor of New York, in that city;
VenezueL : The German blockading fleet
opened Are upon Fort San Carlos at
the entrance to Lake Maracaibo.
13. Fire: At Scranton, Pa.. 10 business
structures destroyed; loss, $500,000.
'Convention: The United .Mine Workers
Of America" mot in innual session at
Obituary: N. G. Gonzales, editor of the
State, died at Columbia, S. C, from the
effects of a pistol shot wound inflicted
by Lieut. Gov. Tillman.
W. Obituary: Julian Ralph, well known
newspaper correspondent, in New York
, city; aged zo.
17." Fire: At West Superior, Wis., the
Keystone block burned; loss. $120,000.
Accident: 2 killed and many injured in
a rear end collision on the Jersey Cen
tral R. K. near Graceland, N. J.
ii Accident: 20 killed and many injured
In a collision on the Southern Pacific
near Tucson. Ariz.
Obituaries: Robert Planquette. composer
of the "Chimes of Normandy" and
similar operas, in Paris; aged 53. Au
gusta Holmes, Irish pianist and com
poser, author of "Hero and Leander"
and other popular symphonies, in Par
is; aged 53.
XL. Fire: In San Francisco; loss of nearly
$1,000,000 by the burning of a depart
Sea Disaster: 15 men drowned by the de
struction of the torpedo boat destroyer
Orwell off Corfu, Greece.
L. Shipwreck: 24 sailors drowned In the
wreck of the Norwegian steamer
Avona at Lemvig, Denmark.
. Cyclone: Violent storm swept over In
diana, Illinois and Ohio.
Obituary: Henry Laurens Dawes, for
merly United. States senator from Mas
sachusetts, at Fittsfield; aged 8G.
1. Obituary: Rear Admiral Frank Wildes,
U. S. N., commander of the cruiser
Boston in the battle of Manila, at San
Francisco; aged 60.
9. Obituary: Edna Lyall (Miss Ada Ellen
Bayly), the novelist, at Eastbourne,
11. Obituary: Mrs. C. C. Chaffee, owner of
the famous fugitive slave, Dred Scott,
at Springfield. Mass.; aged 88.
Fire: At Rock Island, 111.; loss of nearly
$2,000,000 by the burning of a storehouse
of the U. S. arsenal.
12. Obituary: Rev. Dr. J. L. M. Curry, ex
minister to Spain and well known edu
cator, at Charlotte. N. C; aged 7S. '
1G. China: 500 imperial soldiers massacred
by rebels in the province of Kwangsi.
Shipwreck: 20 lives lost by the wrecking
of the steamer Olive in a cyclone on
Chowan river. North Carolina.
Obituary: Rear Admiral Lewis Wood
Robinson. U. S. N., retired, a civil war
veteran, in Philadelphia: agl 63.
19. Fire: At Marion. 111.; loss. $J0.000.
Accident: 9 school children killed and
many Injured by collision of a trolley
car with a steam railway train at
Newark, N. J. 5 workmen killed and
5 seriously injured by explosion in the
naval magazine, Fort Lafayette, New
20. Fire Disaster: 10 deaths by the burn
ing of Hotel Clifton. Cedar Rapids, la.
23. Convention: Annual congress of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
5. Fire: At St. Joseph. Mich., the Cooper
Wells Knitting works destroyed; loss,
26. Obituary: James McCreerV. called the
dean of dry goods merchants, in New
York city: aged 77.
Fire: In Cincinnati half of the richest
square in the business district burned;
loss nearly $2,000,000.
27. Obituary: Dr. Richard Gordon Gatling.
inventor of the famous machine gun,
in New York city; aged So.
2S. Accident: 6 killed and many injured In
a wreck on the Cincinnati Southern
near Lenoir City, Tenn.
Fire: In Halifax; loss of $300,000 in the
Obituary: Gen. W. F. Smith ("Baldy"),
noted Federal veteran of the civil war.
In Philadelphia; aged 64. Rear Ad
miral William Harkness. U. S. N., re
tired, noted mathematician and astron
omer, in Jersey City, N. J.; aged 66.
2. Accident: 6 killed and 25 injured by
explosion at the Portland cement
works. New Village, N. J.
3. Fire: Portland. Ore.; loss, $180,000.
4. Obituary: Joseph Henry Shorthouse,
author of "John Inglesant" and other
popular novels. In London: aged 69.
7. Accidents: 19 men drowned by the cap
sizing of a ferryboat at Spelr Falls,
N. Y. 7 people killed by the collapse
of a roof during a fire at Montreal.
5. Obituary: James H. Blount, commis
sioner paramount to Hawaii tinder
Cleveland, at Macon, Ga. Gen. W. B.
Franklin, noted veteran of the civil
war, at Hartford, Conn.; aged 80.
9. Accident: A score of people killed and
many injured by the explosion of
burning oil tanks at Olean, N. Y.
10. Fire: The Victoria dock burned at
Portland, Ore. ; loss, $100,000.
Obituary: Andrew C. Wheeler, an old
time newspaper correspondent distin
guished under the name Nym Crinkle,
near New York; aged 67.
13. Obituary: Very Rev. Dr. George G.
Bradley, LL. D.. dean of Westminster
abbey, at the coronation of Edward
VII., in London; aged S2.
14. Obituary: M. Legouve, Voted French
dramatist, author of "Adrienne Le
couvreur," In Paris; aged 96.
17. Political: The Panama canal treaty
ratified by the senate.
18. Obituary: Gen. Schuyler Hamilton,
grandson of Alexander Hamilton and
veteran of the Mexican and civil wars,
in New York city; aged 83.
19. Political: Cuban treaty ratified by the
U. S. senate.
Fire: At Pepperell, Mass., a score of
buildings burned; loss, $300,000.
20. Fire: Hentsch's bonded warehouse at
Sydney, N. S. W., gutted by flames;
Accident: 6 killed and many Injured by
collision of the steamer Plymouth
with the City of Taunton off Gulf is
land. Long Island sound.
Obituary: Charles Godfrey Leland. an
old time humortst, author of the "Hans
Breitmann's Ballads." at Florence,
Italy; aged 73. Col. William P. Wood,
veteran of the Mexican and civil wars,
noted as a secret agent of Secretary
Stanton, in Washington: aged 84.
S2. Obituary: The Very Rev. Frederick
William Farrar, dean of Canterbury
and noted writer. In London; aged 72.
23. Accident: C men killed by coal gas ex
plosion at Athens, IlL
25. Fires: The Hayden building and other
property destroyed in Rochester, N.
Y.; loss, $200,000. Opera house burned
at Toronto; loss, $150,000.
?S. Obituary: Gen. Sir Hector Macdonald.
a British army hero, killed himself in
Fire: The American Cycle Co.'s plant
destroyed at Akron, O.; loss. $250,000.
27. Obituary: N. K. Falrbank, noted Chi
cago speculator. In that city; aged 73.
28. Accident: 11 peplo drowned In a flood
at Greenville, Miss.
Fire: At Tyler. Tex.; loss, $200,000.
2. Obituary: G. W. Swift, head of tha
Swift Packirg Co.. in Chicago; aged 63.
SO. Obituary: Gen. W. H. Jackson. Con
federate veteran and noted agricultur
ist, near Nashville, Tenn.; aged 63.
5L Sporting: William Rothwell (Young
Ct.rbett) defeated Terry McGovern tot
the featherweight championship at
Ban Francisco in the 11th round.
Fire: Loss of $1,200,000 by the burning of
Standard Oil tanks at Calcutta.
Accident: C m!ner3 killed and 5 seriously
injured by an explosion at Sandval, HI.
1. Sporting: Cambridge defeated Oxford
In the diamond jubilee contest of the
interuniversity boat race at Putney by
I. .Obituary: Joseph Park, founder of ths
grocery house of Park & Tilford. In
New York city; aged 80.
i. Obituary: King Edward's oldest sub
ject, Margaret Neve, at Guernsey;
7. Obituaries: Joslah Wood Whymper,
noted American artist and Alpinist,
in London; aged 90. Rear Admiral
George E. Belknap. U. S. N., retired,
veteran of the civil war, at Key West;
8. Storm Disasters: 12 killed and 17 in
jured by a cyclone at Hopewell, Ala.
7 killed by a cyclone at Little Red,
9. Explosion; 3 seamen killed and 5 In
jured by the bursting of a 12 inch gun
on the battleship Iowa during target
practice off Pennsacola.
10. Obituary: Rev. W. IL Mllburn. the
venerable blind chaplain of the United
States senate, at Santa Barbara, Cal. ;
12. Obituaries: Brlgham Young, son of the
late Mormon president, Brigham
'Young, and president of the Mormon
Council of Twelve, at Salt Lake City;
aged 67. Col. John E. MacGowan, one
of the' oldest newspaper men in the
south, at Chattanooga. Tenn. ; aged 72.
13. Storm Disaster: 9 killed and many in
jured by a tornado in Monroe county,
14. Fire: At Oswego. N. Y.. the Washing
ton theater burned: loss about $125.0oO.
15. Fire: 265 oil derricks burned on Spin
dle Top, in the Beaumont field; loss
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Gustave Gotthell, pas
tor "of the Temple Emanu-Kl. a noted
Hebrew leader, in New York city;
17. Fire: At Dallas, Tex.; loss of $200,000
by the burning of a warehouse.
Army Disaster: 10 British officers, in
cluding the leader. Col. W. W. Plun
kett, and ISO men, killed in battle with
the natives in Somallland, east Africa.
20. Accident: 8 people killed and 10 in
jured In a collision on the Erie, near
Red House. N. Y.
22. Conventions: The 6th annual confer
ence for education In the south opened
at Richmond. The National Academy
of Sciences met in Washington. An
nual meeting of the National Municipal
league began In Detroit.
Fire: At Lacrosse. Wis., the Gile block.
Trade palace and other buildings; loss,
Obituary: Ex-Governor Alexander Ram
sey of Minnesota, last of the "war
governors." at St. Paul; aged 88.
23. Fire: At Fairbury. Neb.; loss of about
Explosion: 10 persons killed in the Star
OH works at Minneapolis.
25. Personal: W. K. Vanderbilt married
to Mrs. Lewis M. Rutherfurd in Lon
don. 26. Fire: At Columbus, O.; loss of $000,900
by a blaze in the business district.
27. Convention: The national and inter
national conventions of good roads
opened in St. Louis.
28. Fire: Plant of the International Salt
Co. in Chicago burned; loss, $1,250,000.
Obituaries: Stuart Robson, the well
known American actor, in New York
city; aged 07. Rev. Dr. George Dana
Eoardman. noted Baptist minister and
educator, at Atlantic City; aged 75.
29. Accidents: 9 killed and 20 injured at
the Crescent Powder works, near Hol
Hdaysburg. Pa. 50 deaths aid property
loss of $1,500,000 by a mysterious up
heaval and landslide on Turtle moun
tain, at Frank, N. W. T.
Obituary: Paul Du Chaiilu. author and
explorer, at St. Petersburg; aged 6S.
Personal: King Edward VII. visited
Pope Leo at the Vatican.
Earthquake: Melazgherd, Armenia, de
stroyed; 2,000 deaths.
30. Fire: Forest fires caused a loss of $1,
000 000 in McKean county, Pa.
World's Fair: The Louisiana Purchase
exposition dedicated by President
Roosevelt at St. Louis.
Anti-Semitic Riot: 300 Jews killed at
1. Fire: At West Point, Va.; loss of
$125,000 by the burning of 4 blocks in
the business district.
Obituaries: Arditi, musics! composer and
conductor, at Brighton. England; aged
7S. J. Wells Champney. well known
American portrait painter, killed by a
fall into an elevator shaft in New York
city; aged 60.
2. Accident: 12 killed and 50 injured by
explosion in the Kohl torpedo factory
Sporting: Judge Himes won the Ken
5. Shipwreck: 20 deaths by the loss of the
Clyde liner Saginaw in collision with
the Dominion liner Hamilton off the
6. Shipwreck: The American fishing
schooner Gloriana lost near White
point, off Nova Scotia; 15 drowned.
8. Convention: The National Congress of
Mothers In session at Detroit.
10. Obituary: Gardiner G. Howland, gen
eral manager of the New York Herald,
in New York city; aged 69.
12. Convention: The congress of the
American Physicians and Surgeons
met in Washington.
Obituary: Richard Henry Stoddard, not
ed American poet and critic, in New
York city; aged 78.
14. Fire: At Park City. Utah, plant of the
Utah Metals Co. burned; loss. $125,000.
Convention: Annual session of the Amer
ican Social Science association opened
16. Obituary: Sibyl Sanderson, the -well
known American opera singer, in Par
is; aged 3S.
17. Convention: The American Peace so
ciety in session in Boston.
19. Convention: The United Confederate
Veterans met in New Orleans.
20. Fire: 2,000 native houses destroyed in
the Tondo district of Manila.
23. Accident: Gen. Frlas and 21 men killed
by explosion in the arsenal at Santi
ago, Santo Domingo.
Storms: $300,000 damage by a cloudburst
at Enid. Okla. The towns of Carman
and Marshall wiped out by a tornado;
15 persons killed and 200 Injured in the
J4. Emerson Centenary: The 100th anni
versary of the birth of Ralph Waldo
Emerson celebrated in Boston.
Fire: Loss of $1,000,000 by the burning of
a warehouse lm Philadelphia.
Obituary: Paul Blouet (Max O'Rell), the
well known French author and lec
turer. In Paris; aged E5.
23. Storms: 21 people killed by a tornado
which struck the towns of Norman,
Fauline and Fairfield. Neb. 12 killed
by tornadoes in eastern Nebraska and
Sporting: Irish Lad won the Brooklyn
26. Anniversary: New York city celebrat
ed its 250th anniversary.
Fire: At Laconia, NT H., 100 buildings
burned; loss over $350,000.
27. Sporting: Rock Sand won the English
Shipwreck: 22 lives lost in the sinking of
the British steamer Huddersfleld In the
Flood Disaster: North Topeka. Kan.,
visited by flood and fire; 48 deaths;
property loss estimated at $2,000,000.
J. Cyclone: Over 100 people killed and 200
injured at Gainesville, Ga.; loss, $500.
Flood: Beginning of a week of floods on
the Missouri, Kansas and Des Moines
rivers; property losses in Kansas about
$17,000,000 and damage to crop $5,000,000.
t Shipwreck: The Pacific Co.'s steamer
Arequlpa. foundered off "Valparaiso,
Chile, carrying down the captain and
50 of the crew, with several passengers.
Financial Troubles: A. E. Ames & Co.,
bankers, failed In Toronto; liabilities
estimated at $10,000,000.
4. Accident: l killed and 28 injured in a
head-on collision on Missouri Pacific
trains at Stillwater, Kan.
6. Flood Disaster: A sudden rise of the
river Paeolet. South Carolina, swept
away houses and mills at Paeolet and
Clifton; 58 deaths; property loss, $3,
500,000. 7. Shipwreck: The steamer Llban ram
med and sunk by the Insulare near
Malre island, off the coast of France;
200 lives lost. "
g. Flood Disaster: 35 lives lost by the
j rush of waters during a break in the
W Mississippi river levee at Granite City,
10. Flood Disaster: East St. Louis flooded
by a break in the river embankment;
50 deaths; 10.000 people made homeless,
U. Servian Revolution: King Alexander,
Queen Draga and the Servian cabinet
assassinated at Belgrade by military
revolutionists. Prince Peter Kara
georgevltch proclaimed king.
12. Obituary: Gen- Alexander McDowell
McCook, U. S. A., retired, at Dayton,
O. ; aged 72.
14. Cloudburst: Heppner and Lexington,
Ore., destroyed by a flood caused by a
cloudburst; over 200 people killed and
Obituary: Miss Elizabeth Coombs Ad
ams, granddaughter of President John
Adams, at Quincy, Mass.; aged 95.
13. Sporting: Africander won the Subur
ban handicap at Gravesend.
16. Fire: At New Lisbon, Wis.; loss, $100,
000. 15. Obituary: Gen. Frank Wheaton, U. S.
A., retired. In Washington; aged 70.
Accident: 10 killed in a collision on the
Illinois Central at Raymond, la.
19. Personal: Ma J. Gen. S. M. B. Young
assigned chief of the general staff un
der the new army law.
20. Accident: Lightning exploded 3,000
pounds of dynamite at Senecaville, O. ;
U killed and 20 injured.
Obituary: Cardinal Vaughan, Roman
Catholic primate of England, in Lon
don; aged 71.
21. Obituary: Maj. J. B. Pond, the well
known lecture manager. In Jersey
City; aged 65.
25. Sporting: Yale defeated Harvard in
the annual varsity boat race at New
27. Fire3: The Shenango Tin mills burned
at Newcastle, Pa.; loss, $100,000. The
plants of the American Malting Co.
and the Kraus-Merkel Milling Co.
burned in Milwaukee; loss. $600,000.
28. Fire: The Riddle Coach and Hearse
Co. burned out at Ravenna, O. ; loss,
Sporting: Lou Dillon made the world's
wagon record for trotters, 2:04, at
80. Accident: Over 200 miners killed by
fire damp explosion at Hanna, Wyo.
2. Fire: Less of $200,000 in Greenville,
Stcrm: 11 deaths in a tornado at Pettus,
3. Obituary: Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnson,
niece of President James Buchanan
and mistress of the White House dur
ing his term of office, at Narragansett
5. Fires: Loss of $1,000X00 by flames on
the Lehigh Valley piers in Jersey City.
The Hammond Packing plant burned
at St. Joseph. Mo.; loss. $1,500,000.
Flood Disaster: Nearly 50 people killed
and many Injured by a dam burst at
ft. Race Riot: 7 people killed and 20
wounded in a battle between soldiers
and a mob at Evansville, Ind.
7. Accident: 23 killed and 9 injured in a
head-on collision on the Southern R. R.
at Rockfish, Va.
9. Convention: The international Chris
tian Endeavor congress opened at Den
ver. 10. Accident: 8 people killed and 30 In
jured in a railway accident at Madi
12. Obituary: William Ernest Henley.
English writer and poet, at one time
collaborator with Robert Louis Steven
son, in London; aged 54.
15. Obituary: Mrs. James G. Blaine, wid
ow of the Maine statesman, at Au
gusta; aged 76.
16. Obituary: P. M. Arthur, grand chief
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, at Winnipeg, Man.; aged 72.
17. Sporting: Ard Patrick won the $50,000
Eclipse stakes at Sandowne park, Eng
land. Fire: The Lodl hotel at Kearney, N. J.,
which had sheltered Washington, La
fayette and other famous men, de
stroyed by fire.
Storm: 5 deaths and $2,000,000 damages
caused by a tornado at Streator, 111.
Obituary: James Abbott MacNeiU Whis
tler. American artist famous in Eng
land, at Chelsea-by-the-Thames; aged
19. Venezuela: Insurgents defeated by
government troops at Cludad Bolivar,
with a loss of over 200 killed.
20. Obituary: Tope Leo XIII., in the Vati
can: aged 93.
2L Convention: The Benevolent Order of
Elks met In annual convention at Bal
timore. 22. Storm: 6 buildings wrecked by a tor
nado at Taterson. N. J.; 4 people killed
and 15 Injured.
23. Obituary: B. L. Farjeon, noted Amer
ican novelist, in London.
24. Business Troubles: The New York
brokerage firms of Talbot J. Taylor &
Co. and W. L. Stow & Co. failed for
29. Accident: 25 persons killed and 50 In
jured by explosion at the United States
Cartridge works near Lowell. Mass.
30. Business Troubles: The National Bank
of Doylestown. Pa., closed Its doors;
liabilities over $1,000,000.
SL Accident: 200 people precipitated 40
feet into the Willamette river at Port
land. Ore., by a falling bridge: 3 killed
and 25 seriously injured.
3. Obituary: Mrs. Jean Margaret Daven
port Lander, widow of Gen. Frederick
W. Lander, a war hero of lo'jL and
noted as an actress, at Lynn, Mass.;
Personal: Giuseppe Sarto. the patriarch
of Venice, elected to the papal throne
to succeed Leo XIIL He assumed the
title Plus X.
5. Fire: At Louisville the Bourbon stock
yards destroyed; loss. $250,000.
Financial Troubles: Sharp & Bryan and
Hurlbutt. Hatch & Co., Stock Ex
change brokers, failed In New York.
Obituary: Phil May. noted English il
lustrator, in London; aged 39.
7. Accident: 23 people killed and 20 in
jured by collision between two trains
carrying Wallace Bros.' circus on the
Grand Trunk at Durand, Mich.
8. Personal: Lieut. Gen. Nelson A, Miles
retired from command of the U. S.
army; succeeded by Gen. S. B. M.
Young, chief of the general staff.
Accident: 9 persons killed and 150 in
jured In Philadelphia by the fall of a
platform at the National Baseball
9. Sporting: The Grand Prix de Vichy
won by W. K. Vanderbllt's horse
Alpha; value. $20,000.
Obituary: William E. Dodge, New York
mlllonaire clubman and philanthropist,
at Bar Harbor. Me.; aged 71.
Personal: Plus X. crowned at St. Peter's.
10. Storm: A hurricane killed 70 people and
caused damage of $2,500,000 on the is
land of Jamaica.
Accident: 84 deaths in the burning of a
subway train In Paris.
14. Sporting; Jeffries beat Corbett for the
world's championship in 10 rounds at
16. Obituary: Noah Brooks, well known
author, at Pasadena. Cal.; aged, 73.
17. Convention: The national encampment
of the G. A. R. met at San Francisco.
IS. Shipwreck: The Chinese cruiser
Huang-Tal sunk In collision at Hong
kong; the captain and 14 of the crew
Miscellaneous: Captain Malcolm A. Raf
ferty, hero of the 71st New York in
the San Juan Hill fight, died In Port
of Spain, Trinidad. Pedro Alvarado,
Mexico's mining king, died at Chi
huahua, leaving an estate of $S5,000.000.
20. PersonaJ: Gen. John C. Black of Illi
nois elected commander in chief of
the G. A, 11.
12. Obituaries: Lord Salisbury, former
premier of England, in London; aged
73. Menotti Garibaldi, son of the great
Italian patriot, in Rome.
Sporting: The Reliance won the first
race for the America's cup by 7m. 3s.
24. Sporting: Lou Dillon trotted a mile in
2 minutes at Readville, Mass., lower
ing the world's mile record 2-i seconds.
Obituary: Bill Arp (Maj. Charles 11.
Smith), the southern humorist, at At
lanta; aged 77.
25. Sporting: The Reliance bent Shamrock
IlL in the second race for the Ameri
ca's cup by 2m. Zla.
26. Shipwreck: The schooner Willie L.
Newton capsized off South Norwali,
Conn., carrying down 7 of her crew.
23. Bulgarian Insurrection: 1.000 Bulgari
ans killed In battle with the Turks.
Obituary: Frederick Law Olmstead, fa
mous landscape artist, at Waveriy,
Mass.; aged 81,
29. Sporting: Hamburg Belle won the Fu
turity at Sheepshead Bay.
21. South American Affairs: The Colom
bian senate rejected the Panama canal
3. Sporting: Reliance defeated Shamrock
III., winning the contest for the Amer
6. AccUnt: 4 persons killed and 19 in
jured In a head-on trolley collision at
Pelham. N. II.
11. Fire: At San Francisco; loss of $500,000
by the burning of a Southern Pacific
12. Shipwreck: The steamer Inchulva of
Liverpool wrecked In i hurricane near
Boynton, Fla.: 9 sailors drowned.
13. Obituaries: Otto Sarony, widely known
portrait photographer, in New York
city; aged 53. Mrs. M. E. W. Sher
wood, noted society woman and writer,
in New York city; aged SO.
16. Storm: New York and the neighboring
seacoast swept by a violent hurricane,
accompanied by heavy rain; 18 deaths.
17. Storm: The New England coast swept
by a hurricane; many vessels wrecked,
with loss of life.
Shipwreck: The British steamer Mexl
cano lost on the Florida coast; 21
Fire: At Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; loss of
$700,000 by the burning oZ a business
18. Obituary: Prof. Alexander Bain, noted
instructor in logic and English litera
ture, at Aberdeen, Scotland; aged 85.
23. Fire: At Morse, Wis., the town almost
destroyed; loss, $200, On).
Obituary: Charles B. FarweH, merchant
prince and former U. S. senator, in
Chicago; aged 80.
Sporting: Prince Alert lowered the
world's pacing record to 1:57 at Empire
track, Yonkers, N. Y.
26. Major Delmar trotted a mile in 2 min
utes at Yonkers. N. Y.. equaling
world's trotting record held by Lou
27. Accident: A fast mail train on the
Southern R, R. fell 75 feet from a
trestle near Danville, Va.; 9 persons
killed and 7 injured.
29. Obituary: Frau Marie Geistinger, not
ed actress and singer, at Vienna; aged
JO. ' Obituary: Sir Michael H. Herbert, Brit
ish ambassador to the United States, at
Diivos-Platz, Switzerland; aged 46.
3. Storm: The town of St. Charles. Minn.,
ruined by a tornado; 7 people killed
and many injured.
Shipwreck: The sUumboat Erie L. Hack
ley lost In Green bay, Wisconsin; 12
5. Obituary: Gen. Bradley T. Johnson,
well known Confederate veteran and
writer on the war, at Rock Castle,
Va. ; aged 74.
9. Shipwreck: The American whaler Jo
seph Manta wrecked on the island of
Pico; 23 lives lost.
Storm: Phenomenal fall of rain along
the north Atlantic coast, followed by
11. Obituary: Col. Richard Henry Savage,
soldier, author, traveler and scientist,
in New York city; aged 57.
14-15. Sporting: Fastest heat trotting race
at Lexington. Ky. ; records, 2:07Vi.
2:0714. 2:06U. 2:0S!i, 2:00, 2:13.
IS. Fire: At Aberdeen, Wash., 150 build
ings destroyed and several persons
burned to death; loss. $1,000,000.
Sporting: Dan Patch broke the world's
record by pacing a mile to wagon in
1:5514 at Lexington. Ky.
17. Accident: 17 persons killed and 40 In
jured in a rear end collision on the
Pennsylvania near Trenton. N. J.
Alaskan Boundary: The Alaskan bound
ary tribunal rendered Its decision chief
ly favorable to the United States.
IS. Financial Troubles: The International
Bank and Trust Co. of America, of
Mexico City, with branches in the
United States, closed Its doors.
19. Financial Troubles: The Maryland
Trust Co. and the Union Trust Co.
failed in Baltimore.
Shipwreck: The steamer South Portland
wrecked on Cape Blanco reef, Oregon;
19 persons lost.
Sporting: Cresceus lowered the world's
trotting record, held Jointly by Lou
Dillon and Major Delmar, by trotting
a mile in 1:59 at Wichita. Kan.
JO. Convention: The American Missionary
association began its 57th annuaPmeet
ing at Cleveland.
ZL Financial Troubles: The Federal Na
tional bank of Pittsburg closed by the
12, Financial Troubles: The First National
Bank of Allegheny, Pa., closed Its
Obituary: The Rt. Hon. William Ed
ward Hart pole Lecky, noted English
historian. In London; aged 65.
Sporting: Dan Patch broke the world's
record by pacing a mils in 1:56 at
24. Sporting: Lou Dillon lowered the
world's trotting record to l:hS at
Memphis; also at Memphis world's
pacing : record for mares, Dariel to
28. Sporting: Lou Dillon reduced the
world's trotting record to wagon to 2:00
at Memphis: also, at Memphis, The
Monk and Equity made the world's
trotting team record to wagon. 2:08.
29. Fire: ,At Blueficlds. Nicaragua; lots,
$350,000, chiefly to American merchants.
Obituary: Mrs. Booth-Tucker of the Sal
vation Army killed in a wreck on the
Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe near
Dean lake, Kansas.
Shipwreck: The steamer Tokal-Maru
sunk In collision off Japan; 44 of the
passengers and crew lost.
3L Accident: 15 killed and 40 injured on
the Big Four at Indianapolis.
L Fire: In Philadelphia the Avil printing
plant destroyed: loss. $500,000. including
many valuable literary works.
Obituary: Professor Theodor Mommnen.
famous historian, who was. Intellectu
ally, "the grand old man of Germany,"
in Berlin ; aged S6.
2. Foreign Affairs: China appealed to the
United States for assistance in check
ing Russia's designs in Manchuria. '
Fire: An area of 10 acres in the heart of
Coney Island swept by flames,
8. Political: George B. McClellan elected
mayor of New York on the Democratic
ticket by a sweeping plurality over the
fusion ticket headed by Mayor Low.
Ohio, Pennsylvania." Iowa and Massa-
. chusetts carried by the Republicans;
Maryland, Rhode Island and Kentucky
by the Democrats.
South American Affairs: The independ
ence of the republic of Panama pro
claimed. 4. South American Affairs: The newly
proclaimed republic of Panama ap-.
pealed to the United States for recog
nition of its independence; a Colom
bian gunboat bombarded the city of
Panama and the United States dis
patched warships to the isthmus.
Accident: 9 men killed. 3 buildings
wrecked and burned and a dozen oth
ers ruined by the explosion of two
shell houses of the U. S. naval maga
zine at Iona island, in the Hudson
Fire: Flames started in the Citizens'
line steamboat pier In Troy and de
stroyed several large buildings in the
heart of the city; loss. $1,000,000.
6. South American Affairs: The Colombi
an government troops under Gen. Tovar
accepted the terms of the revolution
ary junta of Panama and sailed from
Colon to Cartagena. The government
troops under Gen. Torres, at Panama,
a:so evacuated the Isthmus. The flag
of the revolutionists hoisted over Pan
ama and 50 U. S. marines landed to
6. South American Affairs: The United
States formally recognized and en
tered into relations with the new re
public of Panama. Dispatches from
London. Paris and Berlin stated that
the action of the United States was
generally commended at foreign courts
and the powers had no intention of in
tervening. Accident: 8 men killed in an explosion
and lire Pt Summit. Mont., In the Kear
7. Personal: An operation successfully
performed on the German kaiser for
the removal of a polypus from the
Obituary: William L. Elklns, multimil
lionaire traction magnate and finan
cier, at Ashbourne, near Philadelphia;
South American Affairs: M. Bunau
Varilla recognized at Washington as
the diplomatic agent of the new re
public of Panama. The battleship
Maine ordered to Colon. 1
8. Sporting: In the annual football game
Harvard beat Pennsylvania 17 to 10 on
9. Political: The 5Sth congress, called in
special session by the president, met to
act upon the Cuban reciprocity bill.
Convention: The American Federation
of Labor met in annual session at
10. Sporting: Dan Patch paced a mile on
a half mile track in 2:03V at Birming
ham, Ala., lowering the outstanding
record against him of 2:03',4, held by
South American Affairs: France recog
nized the republic of Panama. Santo
Domingo, capital of the Dominican Re
public, attacked by insurgents headed
by Gen. Jiminez.
1L Obituary: Rear Admiral Lester A.
Beardslee, U. S. N.. retired, a civil war
veteran who served 47 years at sea and
accompanied Perry on his trip to Ja
pan, at Augusta, Me.; aged 67. Fred
erick J. Haas, reputed to have been
the pioneer brewer of lager beer In
the United States, at Trenton, N. J.;
Industrial: Reduction of wages in the
cotton mills at Fall River and Taun
ton, Mass., and in Rhode Island; also
the U. S. Steel corporation announced
a cut in wages.
13. Obituary: Andrew H. Green, a dis
tinguished public citizen, called "the
father of Greater New York." shot
dead at the door of his home In New
York city by a negro; aged 83. Camille
Pissaro, famous impressionist painter,
in Paris; aged 73.
China: Russian and Imperial Chinese
troops met in battle at Shankaikwan.
Conventions: The 30th annual conven
tion of the W. C. T. U. opened in Cin
cinnati. The general missionary con
vention of the Methodist Episcopal
church began Its annual session at
14. Convention: The Daughters of the
Confederacy met in annual session at
Charleston, S. C.
Sporting: Princeton defeated Yale in the
annual football contest at New Haven;
score, 11 to 6.
15. South American Affairs: Santo Do
mingo shelled by the insurgents.
15. Obituary: George J. Engelmann, noted
gynecologist, at Nashua, N. H. ; aged
55. Edwin Lord Weeks, noted Ameri
can painter. In Tarts; aged 55.
18. Political: A canal treaty with the new
republic of Tanama signed at Wash
ington. 19. Accident: 31 killed and many injured
on the Big Four near Tremont, 111.
Accidents: 27 railroad workmen burned
to death near Lilly, Pa, 10 miners
killed in an explosion of gas at the
Hill Farm mine, Connellsville, Pa.
Sporting: Yale defeated Harvard in an
nual football game at Cambridge by a
score of 16 to 0.
22. Obituary: Gen. George II. Stuart, a
noted Baltimorean In the Confederate
army, at Baltimore; aged 75. Rev. J.
M. Pullman, well known Universalist
clergyman, at Lynn, Mass.; aged 7.
24. Obituary: Julian Rix, talented land
scape painter in New York city.
26. Sporting: Pennsylvania defeated Cor
nell at football on Franklin field, 40
27. Political: Cleveland made public his
decision not to accept a nomination
28. Obituary: Jules Levy, well known cor
netlst, in Chicago; aged 66.
Sporting: West Point defeated Annapo
lis at football on Franklin field, 40 to 5.
30. Financial Troubles: The Townsend
Downey shipyards. New York, failed,
Fire: The historic Academy of Music
burned in Brooklyn, N. Y. ,
L Obituary: Mrs.' Frederick Douglass,
widow of the famous negro orator, in
Washington; aged 65.
2. South American Affairs: The Hay-Bunau-Varllla
canal treaty signed by
the Panama junta.
3. Sporting: Dan Patch lowered two
world's records at Macon, Ga,, pacing
1 mile to high wheeled sulky In 2:04?i
and 2 miles In 4:17.
4. Obituary: Ex-Congressman W. M.
Springer, at Washington; aged 67.
Fire: Lee's wholesale grocery burned
at Salina. Kan.; loss, $500,000.
8. Political: U. S. Consul Davis hauled
down the flag on the consulate at
Alexandretta. Turkey, In consequence
of an Insult by Turkish officials.
Obituary: Herbert Spencer, the great
philosopher, at Brighton, England;
10. Obituary: Rear Admiral Bancroft
GherardI, U. S. N., retired, a civil war
veteran, at Stratford, Cunn.; aged 71.
12, Obituary: John R. Proctor, president
U. S. civil ' service commission, in
Washington. D. C; aged 53. '
South American Affairs: Presl-lent
Roosevelt nominated William L Bu
chanan of New York XT. S. minister to
Sporting: Walthour and Munroe team
won In the 6 day bicycle tournament
at Madison Square Garden, New York;
record, 2.31S mileu S laps.
19. Celebration: East River bridge No. 2,
Kew York city, opened with formal
J0. Anniversary: Centennial anniversary
' of the signing of the Louisiana pur
chase treaty celebrated at the Span
ish cablldo. New Orleans.
21. Accident: Nine persons ktlleA
hurt on the St. Louis & San t
road at Go.-lfrey. Kan.
Obituary: Frederick K. Coudcr
New York lawjer.
Fire: Hubinger starch factory
kutc. Iowa, destroyed wiihlos c
!. Accident: Six men killed bye
of boilers of St. Louis Transit t'
23. Financial: Directors or Roc
road give up plan to issue s
Accident: S'xty ersons tose
wreck on Ballinore & Ohio at
Pa. , '
I ha i n
25. Severe cold wave overspreads northern
26. Accident: Twentv-ohe persons killed
and ZH hurt in collision ot passenger
trains on Pere Mapquette road at Last
29. Massacre: Belated news received ot
massacre in heart -of Atrica of Mission
ary J u. Tate and is Christian followers
by the Doos. Mara n laoi.
30. Fire: Nearly tfio peoo'e killed In fir
uu panic ai nt;w irrquois tneairc. Chi
cago, worst -a'amity ot kind in Ameri
can history. f
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