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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1908.
RECORD OF NOTABLE EVENTS OF 1908 IN THE WORLD AT EARGE
The year WCS b:is been memorable
fcr a p:-o!i.!isol drought Curing the
ripening season of sor.ia soil products,
yet a J umper crop in point o! value
tvas ffftrnored. Stirring political events
f.rod the attention of the world from
the opening to the close of the year,
notably in Portugal, the king and
crown prince being assassinated in
February; in Torsia and Turkey, re
sulting in changes in the form of gov
ernment; in Morocco", whero a pretend
er was placed on the throne, and iu
t'.ie Balkan satos of Bulgaria. Bosnia
a ail Herzegovina.
Standing out above all other calami
tics for many years was the earthquake
in the island of Sicily and the prov
ince of Calabria, southern Italy, De
2S, in which whole cities were destroy
ed and a loss of life estimated at from
100.000 to 125,000 inflicted.
I he year s mortuary record bears
the names of Grover Cleveland, Sena-
tor Allison. Senator Proctor and Sen
ator Whyte. E. C. Stedmau, Joel Chan
dler Harris, Murat Ilalstead, Louise
Chandler Moulton, Harriet. Hosmer,
Professor Norton, Dr. Oilman, Bishop
II. C. Potter, Brcnson Howard, Bear
Admiral Coghlan, Donald G. Mitchell
(Ik Marvel?, Louise de la Bainee
(Ouida), Campbell-Banner man, Gener
al Nodxu and General Linevitch (in
Bussla), Ludovie Ilalevy and Francois
Coppee (in France).
1. Storm: 25. deaths In a tornado near
2. Obituary: Dr. Nicholas Senn, surseon,
IT. S. A., prominent In tho Spanish
Americs;i rar, in Chicago; ased Ul.
1 Obituary: Charles Augustus Young,
noted American astronomer, at 1 Ian
ox t-r, N. H. ; aged 7-1.
Political: Mulai Uatid proclaimed sul-
tan of Morocco.
9. Ku3lr.esr. Troubles: Receivers appoint
ed for the Chicago and Great Western
11. Vol.tical: Appointment of Earon Taka
hira as ambassador to tho "United
States officially announced at Tokyo.
Accident: Vi children killed In a theater
crush at Burntdey, Knsland.
Fire: fc.WlOOO loss by the burning of tha
Parker building In New York city.
Obituary: Henry Kenny, president of!
the Del ivvarc railway, who attended to j
the secret journey of President Elect
A ) i t-Q . -.1 T liicnln An V 1 . ,i -. - r U'n ch. '
lnetors In at Ridley Park, Ta.;
13. Fire Catastrophe: 173 deaths by the
burnins of the Rhoads Opera House at
14. Obitunry: James Ryder Randall, aut
thor or the famous war song. "My
Mar;i;:r.d." at Augusta. Ga.; aged 69.
16. Obitiaiy: Holder Drachmann. Dcn
mark;; greatest modern poet, at Co
pent:a.vn; aped CI.
15. Obituary: Kdr.iund Clarence Stcdman,
American author and critic, known as
the "iinUer-poet," In New York city;
20. Perrmil: Lord Curzon, former vice
roy of India, elected to the Irish peer
age in the face of groat opposition.
22. Obl'uarv': Charles Kmile Dameron,
notl French landscape painter. In
Paris; aired 00. Morris K. Je3up,
note J hanker r.nd philanthropist. In
New York cit:r; ared 75.
23. Obituary: Dr. Edward A. MacDowell.
r.otel American composer and pianist.
In New York city; nged 45.
24. Obituary: Au.rust "V.'illu'lmj, noted vio-
linlst. In Lor.don: axed C2. Mrs. An
tonio Yanaga, noted for her beauty, J
. wealth and noble connections. In i
Natchez. M'.E3. I
Fire: City hall pnd police building at '
Portland, Me., destroyed; loss $1,000.
25. Obituary: Louise do la Ramee (Ouida), I
the novelist. Pt Fiorcnea. Italy.
'27. Fire: In Portnr.d. Me.; loss of over
JS00.0CO in the wholesale di:-lrirt.
2S. Fire: In ChicAgo; loss of $1,000,000 in
the business district. j
Obituary: Cardinal Richard, archbishop i
of Paris, in that city; aged S3. I
Personal: Gladys Vonderbilt married to'
Count Laszlo Szechenyl of Hungary In i
New York city. I
30. Obituary: D.ivld Johr.son. American'
landscape painter, at Waldon, N. Y.:
aged 81. ,
31. Political: Special president!;:! message
to congrer3 upon the corporations.
Obituary: Rlrhcp E. G. Andrews of tho
M. K. churclf, in New York city; aged
1. Political: King Carlos of Portugal ar.d
the Crown Prince Lulz Fllippe assas
sinated at Lisbon.
I Political: Manuel, srecond son of the'
assassinated monarch, proclaimed king
ar. Manued II. of Portugal.
Ship Disaster: Phoenix line steamship
St. Cuthfcert destroyed by an explosion
oT Nova Scotia: 15 deaths. j
Fires: Loss of srw.foo in Rochester, N. 1
Y. Loss of $4 0,030 at Derlln. N. H.
Obituary: Valerian Gribayedoff. Jour-'
j.alift and illustrator, in Paris; aged 50. '
ilpwreck: American ship Emily Reed
ecked off tiie Oreron coast; 10 san-
'id: Highest water of the flood at
ifeburg; loss $2IOO.C03. i
icwreck: r.rltish steamer Aslalc
t .,-Vori on the Norway coast: 14 sail-
20. i-ploslon- 23 killed at the Hercules ;
polder works at Pinole, Cal. i
Feranal: Gen. Stoessel, Russian com
' milder In the defense of Port Arthur,
. leilenced to death by a military court
at It. Petersburg, with a recommend- j
tioi to mercy. i
niiliiarv: Crosby S. Noycs, editor of
Washington Star, at Los Angeles. ;
aped S3. Harriet Hosmer, notea
fcan sculptor, at Watertown,
is aged 77. !
try: Pauline Lucca (Baronest
afen). famous opera singer, la ;
l Tampa. Fla.. 55 acres burned
fusing a lost of $000,000.
Obltdry: Senator Red field proctor or
Vermit,in Washington; aged 77.
liastrophe: 174 school children
a schooihov.se nre in xsortn
CoViiniood. on the outskirts of Clove-
t)bltxi y: Dr. B. St. John Rooea, one
of th leading eye and ear experts of
the co ntry. In New York city; aged 70.
Fire: burning of a machine shop at
Lowe I Mass., caused a loss of $300,
000. 10. Conveirion: International Congress of
Mothefs met in Washington.
U. Fire: LOOO native houses burned at Ma
It Accidfent: 6 deaths caused by explo
sions of chemicals at Natchez. Miss.
Sporting: Meellck won the $10,000 Cres
cent Derby at New Orleans.
Obituary: Rear Admiral Theodore V.
Kane. U. S. K., retired, in New York
city; need 68. l
IS. Haiti: v Several. Haitian revolutionists
s-ot "by orCer or tTCElSaat Ater-
17. Obituary: Senator William Plnkrev
Whyteof Maryland, at Eaitlmore:
Haiti: At the demand of the powers
Haitian revolutionist suspects were al
lowed to leave the. country.
IS. Obituary: Cardinal Casali del Drago,
one of the Roman nobilitv, in Rome;
Russia: Duel at St. Petersburg between
. Gen. Fack and Gen. Smirnoff, who par
ticipated in the defense of port Ar
thur. Death sentence of Con. Stoessel
for tho surrender of Port Arthur cora-
muted to imprisonment for ten years.
19. German Africa: German troops in Af
rica lost 14 killed and 17 wounded in- a
skirmish with Hottentots.
22. Sporting: Angelus won the $10,000 City
Park Derby at New Orleans.
3. Political: Durham White Stevens, dip
lomatic adviser to the Korean council
of state, mortally wounded at San
Francisco by a Korean "patriot."
24. Obituary: Spencer , Compton Caven
dish, duke of Devonshire, noted for
great wealth and accomplishments, at
Cannes, France; asred 7T.
25: Fire: The famous Drury Lane theater
burned in London.
27. Financial: The Knickerbocker Trust
Co., in New York, opened its doors
after a suspension, of five months.
Earthquake: Chilapa, Menlco. partly de
stroyed by shocks, followed by fire.
2S. Mine Accident: 27 lives lost by explo
sions in a coal mine at Hanna, Wyo.
SO. Obituary: Joseph Howard. Jr.. noted
newspaper man in Now Y'ortc city;
2. Warship Disaster: British torpedo boat
destroyer Tiger cut hi two by collision
with the cruiser Berwick oft the isle
of Wight; 3o men drowned.
3. Fires: At Lynchburg. Va.. loss of
$2T5.C in the tobacco district. Over
$7C0.0X loss by the burning of Corning
& Co.'s distillery at Peoria, 111.
Sporting: Goteh defeated ilackeu
schmiut for the world' r, ho .vy wciTrl-.t
wrestlins? charapionsh!j nt Ohlcirn.
Political: Thomas E. Watson of Georgia
r.oniin:tid for president by the Peo
ple's party r.f St. Louis.
Obituary: Jam03 Jeffrey Roche, noted
American poet, at Berne, Switzerland;
4. Political: Sir Henry Cam:beH-B.mper-man.
prime minister of England, re
signed. 6. Political Riot: Over 1?) ieople killed
ar.d wounded durin;? an election iis
turbancc In Ll3bo:i. Portugal.
Political: Herbert S. Acuuitli appoint
ed p.-ime minister of Enhmd by Kitij
Obituary: Lieut. Charles A. L. Totten,
IT. S. A., retired, notod for his iiopiio
rits of tie comins e:id of tho world, at
?I'.:ford, Co!:n.: asd til. G":i. Byron
M. Cutehoon. i.otod veteran of tho civil
war. at Yp?il:'nti. Mich.; au'cd 72.
Fire: In Cludsea. Mr'.ss. : 10 blocks de-Ki:o;-ed.
('Uiiig a loss of nearly 515,
C.l.t'X.; IS d'-.ith:.
F.;or;::iK: JacI: Atkin won the JiO.OOO
C.trter h :!d:cup at the Aqueduct track.
Obituary: Kcr Ad:ilral Coorge Real
Balch. I". S. X., retired, at IUIclgh.
N. C: a-fd t.7.
Convcn: !f:: Tie n.'.tioval
Daughter'.; of the American
tii'. :.".ot in 7':in,rtou.
Cor.vo'iMan: T .o gencr.tl
l")itu;;h".e: s of.
Revolution, met in
New ork .:y.
Obiti:.:ry: Sir Ilerry Camphrll-Ban-rcr.r.an,
v. h- had re- ently resigned the
rretr.icrahlp of Fr.lr.d. In London;
cr;cd 72. Kh-iion Lilian Capers, noted
v--eran of the civil war, at Columbia,
SS. C: used 7).
Obituary : Ocn. Ni':olal Linevitch. suc
cessor to Kuropatkin in co:imtand of
tho Rtt?t'ian army in Manchuria in
IKS, at St. Petersburg; ag-ed 09.
Storm: Beginr.ing of a two days' tor-r.-'.Jo
which swept the south.crn states
from Tcxa3 to Georgia; nearly 400 peo
ple killed and many thousands injured.
:4. Convention: The American Society of
Interr.atior.pl Law met In Washington.
Auto Race: Louis Strang won the tro
ph" in the BriarclifT contest, near New
Y'ork, speeding 25S mile3 in 5 hours 14
minutes 13 2-j secondj m an Italian
E. Personal: Cardinal Logue, head of the
Roman Catholic church in Ireland, ar
rived in New York to participate in
the centennial of the New Y'ork arch
Boat Disaster: 13 people drowned by the
capsizing of the Mississippi river
steamer Marion nc-r the mouth of
the St. Francis river, Arkansas.
Warship Disaster: 8 sailors killed or
missing in a collision between the
British cruirer Gladiator and the
American liner St. Paul off the isle of
Catholic Centennial: Beginning of the
Ro'iian Catholic celebration in New
Financial Troubles: The New Y'ork
Stock Exchange firm of Coster. Knapp
& Co. failed for nearly Ji.OJO.OOO.
Accident: 9 killed and 30 injured in a
trollev collision near Ypsrilanti. Mich.
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Morgan Di?:. son
of the late Ocn. John A. D!x. who was
noted In the civil war, and rector of
Trinity parish. New York, over t
years, in that city; aged SI.
. Convention: The national congress.
Sons of the American Revolution,
opened In Buffalo.
Warthip Disaster: Japan's protected
rralter Matsv-shima destroyed by ex
plosion oft Pescadores Islands; over
00 deaths reported.
1. Financial Troubles: W. A. Stetson,
leither dealer, failed in Boston; lia
bilities about $3.roo.GG0.
Ir.dia: British territory invaded by 20,
8. Fatal Fire: 15 killed and 30 seriously
Injured by the burning, of the Aveline
lirttcl. Fort Vvaynr, Ind.
4. Financial Troubles: Inman & Co.. cot
ton brokers, failed In Augusta. Ga. ;
5. Obituary: John Clayton, noted taxi
dermist, at Lincoln. Me.; aged CI.
--ti.g: Lntonla won the Kentucky
Verby at Louisville. Calvin Dcniarest
f Chicago won the international ami
teur blHiard championship in New
York, defeating Rerolle. the French
man, by a score of 400 points to "16.
6. Convention: The National Society of
Colonial Dames met in Washington.
General conference of the Methodist
Episcopar church met in Baltimore.
Pcrtugal: Manuel, the boy king, formal
ly Invested with the royal scepter and
royal crown of tho realm.
Tm Fleet: The Atlantic battleship fleot
cn the world cruise entered the Golden
Gate, San Francisco.
8. Obituary: Ludovie Ilalevy, French
dramatic author and novelist, in Paris;
Fire: Loss of $1,500,000 in the -business
district of Atlanta.
Sporting: Rhodora, Richard Croker's
horse, won the Thousand Guinea stakes
9. Convention: The American Surgeons'
association met in Richmond. Va.
Financial Troubles: The Euclid Avenue
- Trust Co. of Cleveland assigned with
liabilities of $1,700,000.
Personal: Rear Admiral Robley D. Ev
ans relJaguished commanr. of the At
lantic battfeiship fleet.
U. Convention: Tiifi National Association
of Retail Grocery
met In Boston.
Temple of Peace A
Cornerstone of the
Hall of the InU
-national Union of
2Ymei ielin HepuVHcS"" lai J-Ih T'aiTalng
ton. 12. Storm: 12 pooplo killed by a tornado
at Bellevue, Neb.
13. Convention: Conference of governors
met In Washington.
Aeronautics' Feat: Wright brothers
made a successful flight with their
aeroplane at Mantco, N. C.
Snorting: Jack Atkin won the Metropol
itan' handicap at Belmont part. New
Storm: 50 people killed in Louisiana by
14. Obituary: Rear Admiral C. W. Rae,
IT. S. N.. in Washington.
15. Political: The Socialist party nomi
nated Eugene V. Debs and Benjamin
Hanford at Chicago.
Obituary: Mrs. Emily E. Woodley, fa
more in the civil war as a Federal
army nurse. In Philadelphia; aged 73.
Prof. W. A. Wyekoff. sociologist stu
dent and author, at Princeton. N. J.
Fire: Loss of $1.2CO.00 by lire in the
Omaha Packing Co.'s plant at South
16. Sporting: Jay Gould defeated Eugene
Miles, tho English player, for tho
world's amateur tennis championship
IS. Financli'l Troubles: The Allegheny Na
tional bank suspended in Pittsburg.
19. Sporting: Preceptor" won the world's
record for two-year-olds, running four
and one-half furlongs straightaway In
Conventions: Tho National Association
of Manufacturers met in New Y'ork.
The Southern Baptists mot at Hot
20. Convention: Conference on interna
tional arbitration met at Lake Mo
honk, N. Y.
a. Railway Accident: CO killed and 100 In
jured in a collision near Antwerp, Bel
gium. Convention: The general assembly of
the I'rc.-byterian Church in the United
States met in Kansas City. Mo.
23. Obituary: Francois Coppee. French
poet and dramatist, in Paris; aged 03.
26. Financial Troubles: The Amador Min
ing and Development Co. of Montana
failed in Chicago.
27. Shipwreck: The llshing schooner Fame
run down off the coast of Maine by
the Do'.'.'inion Atlantic line steamer
Boston; 13 c-'.ihirs drowned.
Obituary: David Henders:on. comnoser
of "Ulueber.rd" and a theatrical man
ns;er of note, in Chicago; aged CS.
Roar Adr.iircl A. S. Crown irishield, IT
S. N., retired, in Philadelphia: aged Cs
28. Storm: 1) persons killed by u tornado
in Alfalfa county. Okla.
Obituary: Lieut. Con. Stephen D. Lee
noted Coruedr;'.,e veteran, in Vlcks
burg. Miss. ; a;,t'd 75.
Convention: International congress of
tcronai'ta met in London.
SO. Political: Emergency currency bill
passed and issued by the president.
31. Convention: Th-; international con
gress -of navigation met in St. Peters
L Convention: American Medical assocl
ation rr.f-t in Chicago.
Sporting: Celt won tiie Brooklyn handi
cap at Gravesend. New York.
2. Obituary: Con. Sir Henry Itedver;
Bv.ller. British commander at tho siege
of Ladysirith in the Boer war, in Lon
don; aged C2.
3. Sporting: Signorinetta. an Italian
horse, won the English Derby.
Convention: Sth biennial convention of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers at Columbus, O.
6. Warship Disaster: By the explosion of
a boiler tube on the cruiser Tcnresrjeo
near San Pedro, Cal.. C of the crew
were killed and several injured.
6. Storm: AVindotorir.s and liood caused
heavy loss of life in Oklahoma, Kan
sas, Nebraska and Iowa.
7. Personal: King Edward VII. of Eng
land and Emperor Nicholas II. of Rus
sia met for oificial conference at Reval.
9. Convention: Reunion of United Con
federate Veterans at Birmingham,
10. Obituary: Former Congressman Oliver
Hazard Perry Belmont, prominent cap
italist and society man, at Hempstead,
N. Y. ; agsd 50.
Personal: Gen. Clement A. Evans elect
ed commander in chief of the United
1 11. Obituary: Isaac B. Rich, veteran the
j - atrlcal manager, in Boston; aged 81.
j 13. Convention: World's church congress
met in London.
Miscellaneous: Caleb Powers, convicted
of complicity In the murder of Gov.
William Goebel of Kentucky, par
doned. Thomas Wiggins (Blind Tom),
noted negro piano player, died in Ho
bol:en, X. J.: agod about 00.
'14. Obituary: Frank C. Bangr, an actor
associated with Edwin Booth. Char
lotto Cushman and Laura Keene, in
Philadelphia; aged 71.
Sporting: W. K. Vanderbilt's horse
Northeast won tho Grand Trix de
Paris, the greatest race on the French
15. Convention: The world's temperance
congress met at Saratoga Springs,
17. Fire: Loss of $250,000 at the Kaul lum
ber plant. Birminghc.ni. Ala.
18. Convention: International Sunday
sciiool convention met in Louisville.
Political: W. H. Taft nominated for
president at the Republican conven
tion in Chicago.
Fire; Plant of the Shelby Steel Co.
burned at Shelby. O.: loss $2 000.000.
19. Sporting: Ballot, owned, by J. R.
Keene. won the Suburban handicap at
Shee shcad Bay. New York.
22. Fire: In the businer.o section of Three
Rivers, Qt:e.; Iot:s $1,000,000.
Obituary: Ellen M. Ames, an author
known as Eleanor Kirk, at Weeka
paug. R. I.; r.-;od 7!i.
Convention: Tho General Federation of
Women's Club3 ir.ct in Boston. -
23. Persia: Persian parliament over
thrown for refusing the demands of
tho shah. '
S5. Shipwreck: Spnni:-h steamer Larache
wrecked near Muros, with heavy loss
of life among pnssengor3 and crew.
Sporting: Harvard won the varsity boat
race at Now Lordon.
Obituary: Grover Cleveland, president of
the United Siv.cs fro::i lSj to 1S83 and
from 1S93 to 1307, at Princeton, N. J.;
tG. Fire: Lots of Jl.CCJ.OCD by the burning
of a grain elevator at Duluth.
Menico: Mexican revolutionists raided
the town of La3 Vacas, on the Rio
19. Convention: National Educational as
sociation met in Cleveland.
L Obituary: Thomas Hill, American art
ist known for his Y'osomite pictures,
at Raymond, Cal.; aged 0.
Personal: Secretary of War W. II. Taft
resigned his portfolio; succeeded by
Gen. Luke E. Wright
Aeronautics: "Count Zeppelin made a
now world record by a 220 mile airship
flight over Switzerland.
2. Obituary: Murat Halstead, veterai.
newspaper itor and magazine writer,
in Cincinnati; aged 70.
3. Obituary: Rear Admiral Charles M.
Thomas, U. S. N., retired, second in
command of the battleship fleet on
- the Pacitic cruise, at Monterey, Cal.;
4. Obituary: Joel Chandler Harris. atJ
thor of "Uncle Remus" and other sto-
rle3, in Atlanta; aged 60.
gporlins: Battling Nelson defeated Joe
Cans for the lightweight chamulonsuiD
of the world m li rounus at san Fran
cisco. Political: Revolution in Paraguay ended
in a change of government.
7. Pacific Fleet: The battleships called
from San Francisco bound for the
Convention: The National Good Roads
association met in Buffalo.
t. Fire: Flame3 on the Boston piers
caused a los3 of $1,500,000.
9. Political: Diplomatic relations severed
between the United States and Ven
ezuela. Obituary: Gen. Samuel II. Hurst, noted
civil war veteran, at Chillicothe, O. ;
j. I'olitical: William Jennings Bryan
nominated for tho presidency by the
Democratic convention at Denver.
12. Political: Obaldia elected president of
Convention: Federation of American
Zionists inct f.t Atlantic City.
13. Sporting: Tho Olympic games opened
in London by King Edward.
14. Convention: Western Federation of
Miners met at Denver.
IG. I'olitical: Eugene Yv Chafm and Aaron
S. Watkina nominated for president
and vice president by the Prohibition
convention at Columbus. O. '
18. Sporting: Martin J. Sheridan of New
York made a i.ew world record by
burling the discus 128 feet 8 inches at
the London Olympic games.
19. Convention: National congress of Es-
perantists met at Chautauqua, N. Y.
Financial Troubles: Cameron, Currio &
Co. of Detroit, members of the New
Y'ork Stock Exchange, placed in the
hund3 of receiver, owing $1,000,000.
Centenary: Opening of the celebration
of the 300th anniversary of the found
ing of the city of tuebec.
2L Obituary: Bishop Henry C. Potter of
the diocese of New Yor4, at Coopers
town. N. Y. ; aged 73.
22. Judicial: Decision of the United States
court of appeals overruled the $3.2-tO.-(jvO
Standard line imposed by Judge
Personal: The' Prince of Wales landed"
at Quebec to attend the tercentenary
144. I'olitical: Constitutional government
restored in Turkey.
Sporting: John J. Hayes, an American,
won the Olympic Marathon race at
17. Convention: 17th universal peace con
gress met In Loudon.
20. I'olitical: Thomas L. Hisger. r.nd John
Temple Craves nominated for presi
dent end vice prscldcnt by the Inde
pendence league convention at Chlca
1. Fire: 1C0 square miles of territory in
British Columbia swept by a confla
gration ttariud by bush fires; loss
S7M).Qt end many deaths reported.
4. Obituary: Bronson liovard. American
playwright, author of "Saratoga,"
"oheiiandoah" it. id other popular jilays,
al Avon-by-the-Sea. N. J.; aged Gti.
William Boyd Alliscn of Iowa, "father
of the senate." at Dubui;ac: aged 73.
Katharine Prcstoit Wormiey, veil
k:.own transl.i'.or of Balzac's works
into Engliiih, at Jackson, X. II.; aged
Aeronautics: Count Zeppelin traveled 'Ml
utiles over southern Gen.;r.::y in a dir
igible balloon, -which was afterward
destroyed by lire.
C. Obituary: Ell-.beth M. Stewart,
founder of the W. C. T. U.. at Ilicks
Vlllc. O.; a;cd B2. j
Fire: At Miuway, Ky., C warehouses
burned with whisky in bond valued at
Conventions: international contrcss of
historical sctvjpes met In Berlin. r.m
Amcrican .:ic4cal, congress opened In
Onatemri'a City. Guatemala.
S. Finr.r.ci.'.l Troubles: Tho Pillsbury
Washburn Flotr' M1113 Co. in Minne
apolis filaccd in receiver's hands; lia
Conventions: Annual conventions
the International Typographical and
of tho Utcrcot ypcrs and Eleoirotypers'
unlo.is and r.lso the American Federa
tion of Catholic Societies opened in
Boston. . '.
Obituary: "Loul.-e Chandler Moulton,
well known author, in Boston; aged 73.
U. Obituary: Ira D. Sankey. singing
evangelist and author of hymns. In
Brooklyn; aged CS.
11 Obituary: A. R. SpofTord. formerly li
brarian of congrei's, at Plymouth, N.
H.; aged 13.
16. Obituary: J. W. A. MacDonald, known
a3 America's oldaat sculptor, at Yron
kers, N. Y ; aged 84.
Fire: At Oklahoma City, Okla., Lee ho
tel destroyed: loss $250,000.
Convention: C3d annual meeting of the
National Editorial association opened
at St. Paul.
17. Convention: International Esperanto
congress met in Dresden, Saxony.
18. Tersonal: Roar Admiral Robley D.
Evar.s. U. S. N.. placed on the re
tired lint at the naval age limit of C2
19. Pacitic Cruise: The battleship fleet ar
rjved at Sydney. N. S. W.
Mining Accident: Scores cf minors killed
by gas explosion in the Maypole col
liery at Wigan. England.
20. Political: Kongo annexation treaty
adopted by the Belgian chamber of
22. Morocco: Mulai Hafid, pretender to
the throne, proclaimed sultan, follow
ing defeat of the army of Abdul Aziz,
sultan of record.
Shipwreck: 40 passengers lout in the
wrecking of tho Norwegian steamer
Folge.'or.den off Norway.
Fire: 1,503 buildings burned In Stam-1
boul, the Mohammedan quarter of
24. Obituary: Baron Speck von Sternburg,
German amoasr.ador to tho United I
States, at Heidelberg, Germany; aged
26. Conventions: National society. Sons of
Veterans, met at Niagara Falls. An
nual convention of the American Bar
association met at Spok:i::e, Wash.
Sporti.ig: Allen Winter won. the Amer
ican Trotiing Derby at Readville,
-Financial Troubles: A. O. Brown & Co.,
Stock Exchange brokers in New York,
failed with heavy liabilities.
2C. Flood: Climax of high water in North
Carolina. South Carolina rind Georgia,
which resulted in the lojs of many
lives; total damage estimated at over
Mining Accident: 30 miners suffocated in
tho Hailey Ola coal mine at McAIes
Shipwreck: British steamer Duncan:
wrecked in a typhoon off the island of
Kikulu. Japan; 51 lives lost.
27. Obituary: Tony Pastor, popular the
atrical rear.arrer; at Elmhurst, N. Y. ;
R"?ed 71 Ks-Unitcd States Senator
William F. Vilas of Wisconsin, who
served in Cleveland's first cabinet, ai
Madison; aged C3.
13. Obituary: Lieut. Gen. Alexander P.
Stewart, noted Confederate leader, at
Biloxl, Miss.; aged 87.
Storm: 13 persons drowned by. a cloud
burst at Foleom, X. M.
.'ft Obituary: Rear Admiral Edwin Fith
lan, U. B. N., retired, noted engineer
an tha oldest officer In the navy, at
Bridgeton. N. J.: aged S3.
Pacific CruUe: The battleship fleet reach
13. Convention: Annual encampment of
the United Spanish War Veteran In
Fire: la New Orleans loss of $1,500,000 by
flames in the business district.
SaOrtitis: LLLiKette won tha Futurity at
Sheepshead Bay, New York.
IL Convention: 42d annual encampment sf
the G. A. R. opened at Toledo.
1. Shipwreck: British bark Amazon lost
near Fort Talbot; i7 sailors drowned.
1 Fires: Forest fires wrought destruc
tion to towns and villages in Minne
sota and Wisconsin. The famous Cala
veras group of California giant trees
injured by flames.
3. Personal : Col. Henry M. Nevius elect
ed commander in chief of the G. A. R.
Obituary: Sir Lionel Sackville-West,
former British ambassador to the
United States, in London; aged 1.'
4. Obituary: Frank P. Sargent, United
States commissioner of immigration,
in Washington ; aged C4. '
Fire: At Rawhide, Nev., business sec
tion suffered a loss of $750,000 by
8. Sportiiis; Tapke defeated Ketchcl In
12 rounds for the middleweight cham
pionship at Los Angeles.
9. Convention: lilth international eucha-
ristic congress opened in Loudon.
Sporting: Battling Xeison defeated Joe .
Gans for tho lightweight champion
ship in U rounds at San Francisco.
Aeronautics: Orville Wright made a rec
ord breaking aeroplane flight at Fort
Mycr, remaining in the air 1 hour, 2
minutes and lu seconds.
10. Personal: Count Tolstoy's 80th. birth
day honored in Russia.
Financial Troubles: A. Booth & Co.,
Ikeli and oyster firm, placed in receiv
er's handj in Chicago; liabilities $5,
600,000. 12. Sporting: 2 Lozier cars broke the
world's 24 hour auto spin record by
running 1,107 and 1,092 miles respective
ly at Brighton Beacii. N. Y.
Aeronautics: Orville Wright flew hi3
aeroplane 1 hour 14 minutes at Fort
Fire: Plant of the Cosmodale Cement
Co. near Louisville, Ky., burned; loss
17. Fire: Flames in tho library of the
John Hopkins university at Baltimore
destroyed valuable scientific records
Airship Accident: Orville Wright, the
airship inventor. Injured and his com
panion, Lieut. Thomas E. Selfridge,
U. S. A., killed by tho fall of Wright's
aeroplane sit Fort Myer, Va.
Fire: Paris telephone central burned
out and all telephone connections in
the city destroyed.
Shipwreck: The salmon cannery ship
Star of Bengal dashed to pieces in a
storm off Coronation it land; 110 per
Aeronautics: Wilbur Wright made a
Hight of 1 hour 31 minutes 5 seconds
in his American aeroplane at La
Mans, France. '
Convention: International fishery con
Ctcss opened in Washington.
2. Warship Disaster: 13 French sailors
killed and many injured by the explo
sion jtf a gun on the cruiser La Touche
Convention: Biennial session of the
United Irish League of America open
ed in Boston.
Convention: 2Sth annual meeting of
tho farmers' national congress opened
at Madison, Wis.
Railroad Accident: 20 killed and many
injured in a head-on collision oa tiie
Northern Pacific at Young's Point,
Shipwreck: 20 sailors of tho British
chip Loch Fir.las drowned by the
wrecking of that ves3cl off Foster
23. Anniversary: lSCth anniversary of the
founding of I'itwcurg celebrated.
Conventions: Triennij.1 international con
gress on tuberculosis opened in Y'aslv
iii-Tloii. American Bankers' associa
tion met in Denver.
29. Convention: ICth session of the na
tional irrigation congress opened in
Albuquerque, X. M.
30. Alfred Thompson Bricher, American
painter of marine pictures, at New
Dorp, X. Y.; aged 71.
1. Shipwreck: The French schoonc:
Juniata wrecked on the Grand banks
25 sailors lo.it.
2. Pacific Cruise: The battleship fleet en
tered Manila bay.
4. Philadelphia Anniversary: The 225th
anniversary of the founding of Phila
delphia by William Tcnn celebrated in
Fire: In Pittsburg the Pittsburg Plate
Glass Co.'s plant burned: loss $00,000.
5. Sporting: Martin J. Sheridan beat the
world's record for discus by throwing
1-iO feet bi inches from a Vfe meter
circle In New Y'ork. t
Tho Balkans: Dulsaria declared Inde
pendent of Turkey by Prince Ferdi
nand, who proclaimed himself "czar
Of the Bulbars." ""
6. Convention: ICth transrulssissippl com
mercial congress met in Sail Fran
cisco. Tho Balkans Austria annexed tha nom
inally Turkish provinces of Bosnia
and Herzegovina to the territory of
7. Convention: The- national inland wa
terways convention opened in Chicago, i
Accident and Fire: Explosion and fire in
a grain elevator at Kichford. Vt., re- j
suited in the death of 13 persons and
a lots of C100.0CO.
Sporting: Czarjna made a new world's
record for two-year-olds and for two-
year-old fill!e3 by trcvtlng respectively i
in 2:12i and 2:lc'.:', r.t Ixington. Ky. !
8. Political: Crete withdrew from Turk-
is ii rule and announced annexation to
11. Obituary: Gen. Eppa Hunton, noted ;
Confederate veteran and long distln- '
guished in Virginia public life, at
Richmond; aged 8u. :
Aeronautics: 23 balloons started from I
Berlin in the international - balloon i
race, the British Banshee winning. I
13. Obituary: Dr. Daniel Colt Oilman, em-j
inent American educator, at Norwich, '
Conn. ; aged 77.
Sporting: Tho Chicago National league
baseball club (Cub?) won the world's
championship at Detroit by defeating
the Detroit American league club (Ti-
gers); score 20.
15. Convention: 40th annual convention of
the National American Woman Suf
' frage association opened in Buffalo.
Obituary: Mr3. George C. Howard, an
old time actress ar.d the original Topsy
In "Undo Tom's Cabin," In Cambridge,
Macs.; aged 79. 1
IS. Railroad Accident: Train bearing ref
ugees from forest fire3 wrecked near I
Metz, Mich.; many lives lost. i
Fires: At Rock Island, 111., loss of $500,
000 by flames in a lumber plant. Loss
of $1,500,000 by fire on the International
Salt docks. Chicago. t
17. Financial Troubles: E. H. Gray & Co., 1
'stockbrokers In Boston, thrown Into
bankruptcy, owing nearly Si.000.000.
18. Firo: The Colonnade and other build
ings on the Chautauqua assembly
grounds at Jamestown, N. T., de-.
stroyed by fire; loss $125,000. i
Obituary: Count ' Mlchitsura Nodzu, a
prominent Japanese leader in the late
war with Russia, at Tokyo: aged 68.
- Pacific Cruise: The American battleship
fleet welcomed with salutes by the
Japanese fleet at Yokohama.
BL Obituary: Dr. Charles Eliot Norton.'
well known Harvard lecturer and crifc
Ic, In Cambridge, Mass.; aged SL
Storm: Destructive cloudburst and flood
12. Personal: Prince August William,
fourth con of the Germaa ems"1'
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married to "the Dueneas Alexandra V ic
toria of Schleswig-IIolstein in Berlin.'
23. Convention: Annual meeting of the
National Woman's Christian Temper
ance union opened in Denver.
24. Sporting: George Robertson, drivins a
SO horsepower locomobile, won the
Vanderbilt cur In the auto race on
the motor parkway. New York; speed
average t4 miles an hour.
HAObituary: John Wallace Hutchinson,
tast of the "Hutchinson family" of
singers, at ' Lynn, Mass.; aged 87.
Count Gombc-1 Yamomoto, noted Japa
nese admiral, at Tokyo; aged 53.
Pacific Cruise: The battleship fleet wel-
corned by tho Chinese at Amoy.
1. Venezuela: Expiration of time limit
given by Holland in the case of tho
port of Curacao.
3. Political: Tho national election result
ed in the choice of W. ij. Taft. Pop
ular vote: Republican, 7,C37,t7C; Demo
cratic. 6.393.1S2; Socialist, 41S.453; Pro
hibitionist, 241. 2; Independence league.
1,136; People'a party, 3iTl; Socialist
Labor, 15,421; total for all tickets, 14,
L Fire: Pembroke, Ont., loss of $500,000
in the buoiness section.
Obituary: Tonus Estrada Palma, first
president of Cuba, at Santiago; aged
Personal: President Charles W. Eliot of
Harvard university resigned the posi
tion he has held since 1SC5.
6. The Balkans: 170 soldier3 killed by
Bosnian refugees, who dynamited the
Austrian barracks at Kouitza, Herze
7. Football: Harvard defeated Carlisle
Indians, 17 to 0, at Cambridge. Wis
consin defeated Minnesota, S to 0, at
8. Obituary: Victorien Sardou, French
dramatist, author of many popular
plays teun on the American stage, in
Paris; aged 77.
8. The Navy: Battleship Dakota, of the
Dreadnought cias3 r.:id tiie largest In
the world to date, launched at (Juincy,
Convention: American Federation of
Labor met at Denver.
10. Standard Oil Fine: Government's ap
peal for a ichcaring denied by the fed
eral circuit court at Chicago.
IL Railroad Accident: 9 killed at Little
Woods, La., on the New Orleans and
Mine Disaster: At Ilamni, Germany, over
2C0 kilted by explosion in the RadboU
Convention: 15th annual session of tho
Ur.itcd Daughters of the Confederacy
opened at Atlanta.
12. Fire: xJrookiyn's oldest playhouse, tha
Park theater, burned.
13. Ciiina: Death of the emperor, Hwang
Ban, announced at Pckin.
14. Cuban Aifairs: Gen. Joce Miguel Go
mez elected president by the Liberals.
Football: Y'alc defeated Princeton. 11 to
C Chicago and Cornell played to a tie
score of ti to 0. Pennsylvania defeated
Michigan, 29 to 0, at Ann Arbor.
13. Obituary: Tsze llsi An, dov.ager em
press of " Ciiina, In Pck'.a; aged 74.
Annie Lee WUter, transistor of Ger
man novel3. at Waliingford, Pa.
Convention: First American Catholic
cor.srcss oiened in Cnicago.
17. Fire: In Bardo;toMi, Ky., loss of $0.
Cts) on stock in the Tom Moore distil
lery warehouses and $750,OoO govern
Convention: Atlantic deep waterways
congre::a met in Baltimore.
2L Marine Disaster: Boiler explosion and
lire destroyed the river steamer H. M.
Caster at Bayou Goula, La.; 10 killed
a;id 20 injured.
Football : 1 larvai d defeated Yale, 4 to 0,
at New Haven.
13. Convention: Conference of New Eng
land Governors at Boston.
25. Marine Disaster: Steamer Sardinia
burned at sea off Malta; over 103
Personal: Statue to Gon. Phil Sheridan
unveiled in Washington.
25. Sporting: Pennsylvania defeated Cor
nell at football. 17 to 4. in Philadelphia.
Wagner in a Fiat car won the Grand
Prize of the Automobile club, driving
402 miles in C hours 10 minutes ol sec
onds, at Savannah. Ketchel defeated
Papke for the world's middleweight
championship in 11 rounds at Sun
2S. Football: West Point defeated Annap
olis in Philadelphia, C to 4.
Mining Accident: 13S coal miners killed
by gas explosion at Marianna, Pa.
30. Sporting: Fat McDonald tossed the 55
pound weight 16 feet three-eighths inch
in New Y'ork, smashing world's rec
ord of 15 feet 7 inches held by Mc
Gralh. Brooks and Wilding. Austra
lian defenders of the international
lawn tennis trophy, defeated the Amer
ican challengers at Melbourne,
Political: Identical note re;
far east exchanged by United States
and Japan at Washington and Tokyo.
L Pacific Cruise: The fleet sailed from
Manila, homeward bound.
Sporting: Tom Collins made a new
American record for 5 mile run in New
York; time 23 minutes 19 2-6 seconds.
2. Political: Pu Yl enthroned as Emperor
Hsuantung of China, with Prince Chun j
regent. President Alexis or Haiti de
posed by revolutionists.
Personal: Sixtieth anniversary of the
coronation of Francis Joseph cele
brated in Vienna.
Convention: American mining congress
opened in Pittsburg.
4. Fire: At Portland. Me., loss of $500,900
at the Grand Trunk railway docks.
6. Obituary: Rear Admiral Joseph Bul
lock Coghlan, U. S. ti.. retired, at New
Rochelle, N. Y.; aged C4.
7. Political: Last session of GOth congress
8. Shipwreck: Steamer D. M. Clemson,
witli crew of 25, lost on Lake Michi
gan off DvluUi-
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9. Celebration . Tercentenary of the birth
of John Milton, author of "Paradise
Lost," observed in England and Amer
Personal: Nobel prize for literature
awarded Prof. Rudolf Eucken of Ger
many. 10. Criminal: Abraham Ruef convicted of
bribery at San Francisco. -
11 Sporting: MacFarland and Moran, the
Pacific-Atlantic team, won the 6 day
bicycle race in New Y'ork; distance.
2,737 miles 1 lap, which beats the rec
' ord 3 miles 7 laps.
Political: Dutch cruiser captured the
Venezuelan guard ship Ali3 oft Puerto
Political: Acting President Gomes of
Venezuela declared tho republic at war -with
Convention: Annual meeting of the
American Civic Federation 'in New
Political: The president sent a special
message on the Brownsville affair to
15. Obituary: Donald G. Mitchell (Ik Mar
vel), noted American essayist and nov
elist, at Edgewood. Conn.; aged 86.
Political: President Roosevelt explained
and defended the Panama canal pur
chase in a special message to congress.
17. Convention: Annual meeting of the
National Civil Service Reform league
Political: Gen. Simon elected president
Aeronautics: Wilbur Wright made a
new aeroplane record by remaining In
the air 1 hour 64 minutes 'at Le Mans,
Obituary: Major O. J. Smith, found
er of American Press association, at
Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.; aged 60.
Graft: Arrest of Pittsburg council
men first step in disclosure of extensive-
corruption In city affairs. "
Venezuela: New administration of.
President Gomez makes overtures '
for peace with Holland, ending
Courts: Supreme court of District
of Columbia xentences to prison
Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell and
Frank Morrison, leaders of Ameri
can Federation of Iabor. for disre-.
frardlng court's order to cease boy
cott against Buck's Stove & Range
company. Supreme court of Mis
souri erives decision ousting Stand--ard
Oil auxiliaries from the state.
Obituary: Frederick A. Burnham, de
posed presld'-nt of the Mutual Re
serve Life Insurance company, found
dead in home from asphyxiation.
Russia: Baron Cotte. chief of secret
police, killed in battle with revolu
tionists at Moscow.
Obituary: Clans Sprf-cklcs. sugar king,
at home at San Francisco; aged 7t.
Earthquake: Catastrophe lays waste
province or Calabria ana isiann oi
Sicily in southern Italy, demolish
ing a score of cities, changing con
figuration of coast and causing loss
of probably 150.000 lives.
Convention: American Association for
the Advancement of Science met in
29: Earthquake: American Red Cross
issues appeal for aid for victims in
Mine explosion: Fifty men killed in
accident at Ennis. W. Va.
Court: Fourteen-year sentence impos
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