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Brief Notes of the More Important
Happenings of 1896.
THE YEAR AT HOME AND ABROAD.
iFlnanclnl and Induatrlal Intereiti Nota
ble Disasters of Various Kind) Crimes
and Lynching! The Political Arena
BUSINESS ' FAILURES.
A FEW OF THE Ilia BANKING CON
CERNS. Jan. II Exchange, Orecley Center, Neb.
Jan. 1G lrlsh-Amerlcan, Minneapolis.
Jan. IT Farmers' national, Portsmouth.O.
Jan. 20 Hank ot Commerce, Grand
Mar. ts Hank of Frankfort, Mich....
Malacht Maynard's, Apple River, III.
Apr. 22 American national, Denver, Col.,
Apr. 2 Grand Forks (N. D.) national.
May SS Dank of New England, Manches
ter. N. H.
June 11 John A. Thompson's bank, Ed
Jnburg, Ind... .First national, Larned, Kan.
June 10 Flrit national, and Bank of
Cheney, Choncy, Wash.
Aug. 6 American national, New Orleans
Aug. U Security, Duluth, Minn.; J800.000
....Murray Hill, Now York, J5ou,ou0.
Aug. 12 Bank at National City, Col.
Au. 28 Sioux national, Sioux City, la.,
Sept. 2 Manufacturers' bank, West Du
luth, Minn.... State Loan & Trust Co. bank.
Sept. 4 First national, Helena, Mont.
Kept. 6 Jackson county, Black III ver Falls,
Sept. 10 Mutual national. New Orleans.
Sept. 11 Bank of Commerce, New Orleans.
Oct. 10 Security Trust Co., Nashua, N. H.
Oct. IS First national, Eddy. N. M.
Oct. H Marine national, Duluth, Minn....
Second national, Ilockfnrd, 111. ...Bank of
Commerce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Oct. 16 Merchant's, Atlanta, Ga....Bank
of Pukwana. S. D.
Nov. 6 Marine national, Duluth. Minn.
Nov. lf First national, Sioux City, la.,..
Sioux City, la.
Nov. 2J-Dakota national, Sioux Falls, a.
Nov. 30 First national, Tyler, Tex. . . .Mis
souri national. Kansas City: $1,131,000.
Dec. 11 National Bank of Commerce,
JDuruth, Minn., ..First national, Niagara,
Dec. 21 National bank of Illinois, at Chi
cago E. S. Dreyer & Co.. Chicago. J1.200.00C
Dec 2J Bank of Minnesota, and Union
stockyards bank, at St. Paul.
Dec. 23 Bank of West Superior, Wis....
.American Banking & Trust Co, Auburn,
Dec. 2G Security Mortgage & Trust Co ,
Pallas. Tex.; 12.000,000 Atlas national, Chi
cago. LARGER COMMERCIAL CONCERNS,
INVOLVING LIABILITIES OF JC00.U00
Jan. 3 At Philadelphia, Solicitors' Loan
& Trust Co.
Jan. 10 At Philadelphia, Kecne, Suttcr
lee & Co., exporters and Importers, SI,
ooo.ooo. Jan. 14 At Minneapolis, American Sav
lines and Loan association.
Jan. 23 William Foster, Jr., mining and
itnanufuelurlng(olllce In New York).J5U0,'J00.
Jan. ?JAt I ajuIsvIUc, Hollo of Nelson dis
Feb. 0 At New York, R. & II. Adams, cot
ton goods manufacturers: $500,000.
Feb. 10 At Columbus, O., Northern Flro
Feb. 29 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.
Mar. 9 At Holyoke, Mass., Albion 1'apor
Mar. 14-At St. Paul. Patrick H. Kelly,
wholesale merchant: $1,000,000.
Mur. 10 At New Haven, Conn., Peck
Dros. & Co , manufacturers of plumbery
.and steam litters' materials; JG50.000.
Apr. 22-At Cincinnati, Smith & Nixon,
.piano dealers; JSOil.wo.
Apr. 23-At Little Rock, Ark., James E.
Joyce & Co.; J-)25.000.
May 1 At Detroit, J. L. Hudson & Co.,
May s At .Miw lorK, American Trading
May 9 At Akron, O., Ferdinand Schu
macher, president American Cereal Co.;
121 fiOO 000
May 30 At St. Louis, United Elevator
-Co . $2,000,000.
June 4 At San Jose, Cal., Jacob Rich, and
.Firm St. railroad; Ji.o0.000.
July 23 At Wyandotte, Mich., James T.
llutut, lumberman; J500,000.
Aug. 1 Columbus (O.) Buggy Co.: J500.
000.. ..At Bay City, Mich., Samuel O. M.
Gates, lumberman: Jf.14,000.
Aug, 3 At Clpigo. Moore Bro3., dealers
tit Diamond MUi and New York Biscuit
. Aug. C At Chicago, George W. Hanklns:
Aug. 13 At New York, S. F. .Myers &
'Co., manufacturing Jewelers, 1500,000.
Aug. 19 At New York, Archer & Pan
coast Co.; JMW.0O0.
Aug. 21 At Alexandria, Ind., Union Steel
Aug. 26-At New York, Hilton, Hughes &
Co , dry goods merchants: Jl.000,000.
Sept. SO-At Atlantic City, la., F. P. Whit
ney, banker, 1520,000.
Nov. 1J Terra Haute and Indianapolis
Dec. ll-W. F. Blado and F. H. Clough,
operating Clear ltlvcr woolen mills, Bur
rellvllle, R. 1.; Jl,uou,wo.
Dec. 22-0. A. Weiss Malting & Elevator
Co.. Chicago; J5W.0O0.
Dec. 20 Norton & Co., millers, Chicago:
Dec. 23-W. M. & J. S. Van Nortwlck,
bankers and manufacturers, at Batavla,
J II.; J2.000.000.
RECORDING CATASTROPHIES IN
WHICH SIX OR MORE LIVES WERE
Jan. 2 At Columbus, O., 6 In fire. ...At St.
I.uuls, t In explosion.
Jan. 4 At Sohooluy's Station, O., 6 In rail
Jan. 14.-At Highland Light, 9 by sinking
of nihooner from Boston.
, Jan. 17-Ncar WJIliams, 8. C, 7 by caving
in of underiitound camp.
Jan. 2S Off Long Island, 10 by foundering
-of steamer conveying party of Cuban fili
busters. Jan. 30 At Hollldaysburg, Pa., 6 by boiler
Feb. 0 Near Bristol, Conn., 11 by collaps
ing of bridge.... At Morrlstown, N. J 25 by
breaking of a dam.
Feb. 8 Off Massachusetts coast, 10 sail
ors during storm.
Fob. 12 Near Dexter, O., 7 In railway
Feb. 18 Near New Castle, Col., 15 by gas
Feb. 20 At Buffalo, N.Y., 13 drowned dur
Feb. 2.S At Baltimore, 7 In burning home.
Mar. 1 In New England, most In freshet.
Mar. 0 At Harold, Wis., 7 In burning
Mar. 12 In New River Valley, W. Va , 7
fcy falllni; ofvar In coal mine.
Mar. 17-Tug Mascot (loft Baltimore In
JNov., 1195) lost; 9 drowned.
Mar. 18 At Itlfton, N.Y., 6 by explosion of
Mar. 23 At Dubois, Pa., 13 miners by gas
Apr. 1 At Brooklyn, N. Y., 10 In burnlne
Apr. 2-Col. A. F. Naff, a U. 8. deputy
marHhul, and 7 men drowned In Rainy rlvor
Apr. 3 On Little Sexton and Buffalo
creeks In Kentucky, 16 In cloudburst. ...In
Montcalm county, Mich., 8 from milk of
Apr 8 At Ogden. Utah. 7 by powder ex
plosion. Apr 11 At Butte, Mont., 6 by explosion of
Apr. 18 At Ntchart, Mont., 7 by mine ex
iploslon. Apr 25 In Clay county, Kan., 11 In cy
clone. Apr :so-Off Newport News, S In sinking
May 11 Below Vlcksburg, Miss., 11 by ex
plosion of a tow-boat's boilers.
May 15 At Sherman, Tex., and vicinity,
over 100 In cyclone.
May 17 In northeastern Kansas and
southeastern Nebraska, 13 In cyclone.
, May 18 On Pawnee reservation In Ne
braska, 40 by cyclone.
May 19 Near Shumway, 111., 6 by light
ning. May 21 On Osage reservation In Okla
homa, 10 by cyclone.
May 23 Near Boston, 10 In colliding
May 24 At Palaria, la., 9 In cyclone.
May 25 In Polk county, la.. 50 in cy
clone. ...In northern Illinois, 7 by cyclone.
....In Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer coun
ties, Mtsb., 60 by cyclone.
m May 2&-At Cairo, 111., 14 by capslxlng of
May 27-At St. Louis and East St. Louis
317 In cyclone.. ..At Labaddle, Mo., 10 by
May 30 At Seneca, Mo., 25 drowned dur
June 16 Near Baker City, Ore., 7 by col
lapsing of reservoir.
June 22 At Donchette, Tex., 7 by boiler
June 27 At Plttston, Pa., In Twin Shaft
mine, 100 by cavo-ln....At Shawano, Wis,
G by capsizing of yacht.
July 12 At Logan, la., 31 In wreck of ex
July 15 At Santiago, Minn., 9 by poisoned
July 16 At Cleveland, O., 15 drowned.
July 21 Near Frankfort, Ky., In Benson
creek, 10 by flood.
July 26 At Morrison and Golden, Col., 2S
July 28 At Cecil, Pa., 7 In flood. ...In
Pittsburgh and vicinity, 16 by storm.
July 30 Near Atlantic City, N. J., 47 In
Aug. 6 At Niagara Falls, N. Y., 7 In a
Aug. 7 Near Lelghton, la., 0 In railway
Aug. 11 At Now York, 5 In Are.... Deaths
from hot wave recordtd as follows: 140
In Now York, 22 In Brooklyn, 18 In Phila
delphia. 12 In St. Louis. 16 In Terre Haute,
Ind., 8 In Chicago and 34 In various other
Aug. 12 Near Bourbon, Ind., 25 by flood.
Aug. is In New York city, C51 deaths
from heat during week ending with date.
Aug. 1G At Augustine, Ala., 15 by cy
clone. Sept. 1 At Hercufcs Station, Cal., 12 by
Sept. 0 At Benton Harbor, Mich., 11 by
falling walls ot burning building.
Sept. 21-Off Dorchester, Mass , 6 In
Sept. 26-Schooner Edward E. Webster,
of San Francisco, lost In Purine; 25
Sept. 29 At Savannah Gn., 7 by cyclone.
Sppt. SO In Florida. 125 by hurricane...
Tornado on the sea Islands in Georgia cost
100 lives. ...In Pennsylvania, at Pottsvlllo,
6: at Reading, 2; at Shamokln, 2, by hur
ricane. Oct. 1 At Phllson, Pa., G In railway
Oct. 3 Near Osago City, Kan., 7 In rail
Oct. 15 Near Linden, Wa3h., 6 In burn
Oct. 16 Near Van Buren, Ark., 6 by dyna
Oct. 24 In Smith's lake, near Denver, 6
hy upsetting of boat.
Oct. 25 In Big Bear cut, near St. Louts,
8 In railway collision.
Oct. 29 In Lincoln and Payne counties,
O. T., 7 In cyclone.... At Wllkesbarre, Pa .
6 by gas explosion In mine. ...In Tensas par
ish. La., 6 by cyclone.
Nov. 8 Off Muskegon, Mich., 7 In lake dur
Nov. 24 Near Rochelle, O., 16 In prairie
Dec. 7 In navigating the great lakes dur
ing past season, 2 lives lost.
Dec. 8 At Seville, Ga., 6 by boiler ex
plosion. Dec. 15 Near Rodcllff, Col., 6 by falling
earth In tunnel
Dec. 21 At Wllkesbarre, Pa., 6 In mine
Dec. 27 Near Birmingham, Ala., 27 In
railway wreck... .At Princeton, Ind., 6 In
CHIMES AMI SUICIDES.
SOME OF THE MORE STARTLING DO
MESTIC TRAGEDIES MENTIONED.
Jan. 13 At Chicago, Peter Hougaard as
phyxiated himself and family of 6.
Jan. 14 Near Marysvlllc. Mo.. Mrs. Jo
seph Hllderbrandt killed her 7 children and
Feb. 4 At St. Paul, Minn., Joe Friedman
shot former sweetheart, Julia Celker, his
rival, Hoffman, then kille.thlmself.
Feb. 14r-At Ccntcrvllle, la , George Jones
killed Leah Martin (sweetheart), her moth
er and self.
Apr. At Mllllca, Tex., John Brooks
killed his daughter and her lover (about to
elope) and self.... At Mallett, La., 25 blacks
and 2 whites killed In riot.
Apr. 10 At Pentwater, Mich., 8. B. Mln
shall killed William B. 6. Sands, his (Mln
snail's) wife and 3chlldien.
Apr. 25 At Rockvllle, Ind., Peter Egbert
killed Mrs. Herman Haschke, 2 children,
Sheriff W. M. Mull, Deputy Sheriff Swecm
May 4 Near Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Mrs.
F. N. Sailer drowned her 2 children and
self; family trouble.
May 14-Nenr Ripley, O., Widow Fltzpat
rlrfc killed her 4 children and self.
May 15 At Irwin, Pa., Bernard Koch
poisoned brother-in-law, wife and 2 chil
dren and drowned himself.
July 20 Near Huntington, W. Va., Etta
Bobbins killed A. J. Call, his daughter
Nettle, and wounded the other 3 members
July 21 Near Attica, Mich., George Swain
killed his 3 children and self; Insane with
grief over wife's death.
July 22 Near Royston, Ga., Dave Berry
man, In drunken tit, killed wife, 3 children
July 25 Near Jasper, Fla., 6 men killed In
battle betweon whites and blacks.
Aug. 28 At Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. C.
W. Ureen killed her 3 children and self;
Oct. 14 At Red Key, Ind., Mrs. Col. Ver
non poisoned her 2 children and self.
Oct. 27 Near Richmond. Mo., Mrs. Jes
sie Winner and her 3 children murdered.
Nov. 20 At Valley City, N. D man and
woman registering at hotel as T. Owens
and wife committed suicide.
Dec. 22 Near Mndella, Minn., John Mat
tie killed Frederick Jobltnsk, son, daugh
ter and himself.... At Cincinnati James
Preston killed his wife, her son and self.
BOME NOTABLE LYNCH1NGS.
Jan. 8 Near Lexington, Tenn., Frank
Simpson and Harrison Fuller (negroes);
Jan. 11 Near New Orleans, Patrick Mor
ris (white) and wife (colored); charged
with keeping disorderly house.
Jan. 15 Near Fort Holmes, O. T., 4 out
laws by vigilance committee.
Feb. 12 Grant Atterbury.at Sullivan, 111.;
charged with assaulting sister-in-law.
Feb. 26 Foster Crawford and "The Kid,"
at Wichita, Tex., murder and attempted
Feb. 29 Paul and Gilbert Frances, at
Convent, La.; attempted robbery.
Apr. 25 William and Victor Hills, at
McMlnvllle, Tenn.; murder.
May 10 Redden Williams, near Mlntau,
Ala.: raped his daughter.
June 1 Jesso Slayton and William Miles
(colored), at Columbus Ga.; assault.
June 10 Louis Whitehead, George I.
Jonnson and Jim Reddlck, at Bryan, Tex.,
July 31-Godfrey Gould (colored), at Clar
endon, Ark.; attempted assault on white
Aug. 1 Two negroes who attempted to
assassinate Cnl. C D Hunter, near Slma.
.Aug. 8 Lorenzo Saladtno, Beclno Snr
com and Angelo Marcuso, at, Hahcvllle,
Aug. 19 -Frank Biles (half-breed Indian),
it Austin, Wash.: assault.
Sept. G Dorman Musgrove and C. A.
Clngmars. at Glencoe, Minn.; murder of
Sheriff Joseph Rogers.
Sept. 19 Walter Brown (negro), at Slay
den's Crossing, Miss.: murderous assault
on Mrs. Sladen, postmistress, aged 73.
Nov. 14 Charles Allen (negro), at Kcn
fcle, Tenn.; criminal assault.
Dec. G Jesse Winner ann Jdrim Melon,,
at Lexington, Mo : murder. '
Dec. is Arch Dink and Bill Proctor, near
Russell vile, Ky.; murder.
Dec. 19 dcorgo Flnloy (Colored), near
Mayneld, Ky.; assault.
Dec. 21 Jim Stone (colored), at Mayfleld,
INVOLVING A LOSS OF HALF A MIL
LION DOLLARS OR MORE.
Feb. 2 In Philadelphia, American Bap
tist Publication society, American Baptist
Historical society and a dry goods tirm;
Mar. 2 At Minneapolis, G. W. Van Duzen
St Co., elevator; $800,000.
Apr. 2 At Brunswick, Go,,wharves,ware
houses and business blocks: t&OO.OOO.
Apr. 25 At Cripple Creek, Col., 250 build
ings; Incendiary, $1,000,000.
Apr. 27-CrIpple Creek. Col., nearly wiped
out by second Incendiary Are.
Apr. SO-At Qulncy, 111., business build
May 2 At San Francisco, W. A. Fuller
& Co.'s pants factory: $500,000.
,&& Ai Elyrla, O., business houses;
May 10 At Ashland, Wis., dockage and
July 12-At Nashville, Tenn., business
block: $600,000.. At St. Louis, Merchanto'
July 18-At Chicago, City street railway
car barns; $542,700.
Aug. 27-At Sault Sto. Marie, Mich., busl-2.5'!.-!!loc,s.
Post ollice and custom housa;
Sept. 3-At Norfolk. Va., 27 buildings.
Sent. 5-At South Beach, N, T., G summer
.Oct. 8 All bridges over Union river and
;be Iron river bridge and nearly all the 20
bridges between Clamp Union and On
tonagon, Mich., together with much farm
Oct. 26 In Chicago, grain elevators of
Chicago & Pacific Elevator Co.: 11,200,000.
.Dec. 17-Near Pittsburgh, Casino skating
.r5.&, -Polyclinic hospital, New York;
Following towns and cities entirely or
f.'.Tn03.t.nl're'y destroyed by names: Snow
Hill, Md. (Mar. C): Aetna Mills, Cal. (Mar.
1G); North Port. Wash. (Mar. 19); Gypsum,
Kan. (Mar. 24); Benton, Ark. (Mar. 26);
Rockfprd, Mich. (Apr. 8); Dorchester, Neb.
and Dacsboro. ve (Apr Uy. L'Anse,
......, .uw.vw n-m.y ivy, v,oiiage urove,
Tenn. (May U); Whltehousc, O. (July 3),
Marengo, 0. (July 9); Malvern, Ark., and
T.utnuni. Pa- Ju'y "J: Hlllsboro, Ind.
(July 29); Gladls, Mich. (Aug. 3); Ontona
gon, Mich.. J2.000.WX) (Aug. 25); Poplar
Grove, III. (Sept. 17); Springfield. Ky. (Oct.
22); Spencer. W. Va. (Nov. 9): Mercer, Pa.
(Nov, 17); Fllppen. Ky. , Weston, Mo., and
K&st Corinth, Vt. (Dec. 4); Jamestown,
Cal. (Dec. 17.)
Jan. 3 Dr Jameson with force of 750 men
defeated In battle with Transvaal Boers.
Jan. 4 Near AIntab, Asia Minor, 900 Ar
menians killed by Kurds.
Jan. 11 Armenian aWIccs say that In
provinces of Harnoot and Dlarbcklr 170
towns have been destroyed and 15,845 Ar
Jan. 15 Premier Grecnway's liberal gov
ernment In Manitoba returned to power by
a large majority on national school Issue.
Jan. 17 Capt. Gen. Martinez do Campoi
resigns command of Spanish army In Cuba.
Jan. 26 Lord (Sir Frederic) Lelghton,
president of Royal academy, dies In Lon
don; aged 05.
Jan. 20 John Hays Hammond, American
Imprisoned In Transvaal, appeals to U. 8
Feb. 13 Uprising of Coreans against Im
perial order forbidding cues resulted In
murder of premier and 7 officials and flight
of king and queen to Russian legation.
Feb. liePresldent Dole grants ex-Quean
Lllloukalanl full pardon.
Feb. 25 Reports from Constantinople tell
of fresh massacres at Malatta and 7 other
points of Armenia.
Mar. 1 Ofllce of American consul at
Barcelona stoned, because U. S senatd
passed resolutions favorable to Cuban bel
ligerents. Mar. 2-Spaln apologizes for outrage on
consuiate at Barcelona, offering to maku
Mar. 4 Practical annihilation of Italian
army In Abyssinia forced Crlspl cabinet to
Mar. 8 New Italian ministry formed with
Marquis dl Rudinl as premier and Gen.
Rlcottl as minister of war.
Mar. 11 Definite statistics of fighting at
Adowa show Italian loss of 12,500 killed and
Mar. 20 Khalifa declares holy war
Apr. 23 French cabinet resigned.
May l Nazlr-ed-Dlu, shah of Persia, as
sassinated near Teheran.
June 3 Persimmon, prince of Wales' colt,
won EnglUh Derby at Epsom.
May 26 Emperor Nicholas Alexandra
vltch, autocrat of all the Russlas, and Em
press Alexandra Feodorovna crowned In
Moscow. ...Over 100 lives lost by giving way
of bridge at Victoria, B. C.
May 30 Stampede of people at Moscow
at a popular feast In honor of czar's coro
nation caused death of 3.CO0 persons.
June S Musaffer-ed-Dln, new shah of
Persia, enthroned at Teheran.
June 11 John Hays Hammond, Col
Rhodes, George Farrar and J. W. Leonard
released from Pretoria Jail on paying tine
of 8125,000 each.
June 17 Tidal wave on Island of Yesso,
Japan, drowned 30,000 people.
July S Sir Charles Tupper and cabinet
relgn at Ottawa, Ont.
July 13 Portlrlo Diaz reelected president
Sept. 24 At Kcmah, near Erzlngan, 2,000
Oct. 2 William Morris, poet, author and
designer, died in London: aged t2.
Oct. 0 Czar and czarina of Russia re
ceived In l'arls.
Oct. 8 George du Maurlor, artist, novel
1st, author of "Trilby," died In London;
Oct. 2t Advices from Turkey tell of mas
sacre at Egin; 2.0U0 Armenians slain.
Nov. 9 Near San Jose, Cuba, 19 non
combatants butchered by Spaniards.
Nov. 12 Gen. Weyler and troops driven
from camp by Insurgents at Plnar del
Rio, Cuba, with loss of 34 killed.
Nov. 27 Massacre of 500 near Dlarbeklr,
Dec. 3 Province of Mamouret-Ul-Azlz
raided by 10,000 Kurds, pillaging villages
and massacring Inhabitants.
Dec. 7 Antonio Maoeo, Cuban Insurgent
leader. Invited to a Spanish conference,
treacherously slain In ambush.
Dec. 17 Dr. Adolph Dancher elected pres
ident of Swiss confederatlon...,Vlolent
earthquake In British Isles.
Dec. 22 Amnesty granted Armenian pris
oners not sentenced to death for murder In
Constantinople. ...Mohammedan rebellion
In northern China ended.
Feb. 1 Indefinite closing of collieries In
western anthracite coal fields of Pennsyl
vania makes 15,000 men and boys Idle.
Feb. 17 Large clothing manufacturers In
Chicago declared their Independence of
labor union rule In their establishments.
Mar. 16 Clothing cutters!- and trimmers'
strike In Chicago renders 25.000 idle.
Apr. 3 No. 5 mill of Lawrence Manufac
turing Co. at Lowell, Mass., closed; 2,000
operatives thrown out of work.
Apr. 31 In Indiana, 4,000 miners In bi
tuminous field struck for raise In wages
May 4 Milwaukee street car lines tied
up by strike of employes for Increase In
June 17 Middlesex woolen mill at Lowell.
'Mass., closed Indefinitely; 1,000 thrown out
June IS Printers' strike In Minneapolis
settled by agreement to arbitrate.
JunA 27 Tlrnrtn'nrtlc Pfl.1 wlrn Work
closed; 1,000 men thrown out of work.
june au fending settlement oi wage scaie
every Iron mill In Mahoning valley in Ohio
closes; 8,600 men affected.
July 2 One killed and many wounded In
riot between strikers and police at Brown
Hoisting & Conveying Co. In Cleveland;
troops called out.
July 21 Brotherhood of Tailors In New
York strike. Involving 12.000 workmen.
Aug. 4 Rioting at Brown hoisting works
In Cleveland drew fire of militia.
Aug. 12 Strike ordered In Ohio where
men work for less than scale rates, and In
all mines operated under contract lease
Aug. -a Locked out men of Brown Hoist
ing Conveying Co's. works at Cleveland
tuibu io return to wore
Aug. Jl-At Wheeling, W. Va,, S,00O em
ployes of Riverside iron works strike
against 20 per cent, wage reduction.
Sept. 5 At Johnstown, Pa., 2,000 men
thrown out of work by Indefinitely closing
many departments of Cambria Iron works.
Sept. 21 Lawlessness at Coronado mine
In Lcadvllle, Col., causes 4 deaths and J26,
000 property loss.
Sept. 23 Martial law In Leadvtlle, Col.
Sept. 26 Miners' strike at Leadvllle, Col.,
ended; work resumed at old wages.
Sept. 28 Cleveland (O.) rolling mill closed
down; 4,000 thrown out of work.
Oct. 2 At Boston 3,000 men and women
emuloyed in manufacture of clothing en
Oct. 21 Striking miners In many largo
mines In Hocking Valley, O., return to
work at reduced wages of 45 cents a ton.
Nov. 6 Pork butchers In Chicago strike
for wage advance.
Nov. 24 Difference between window
p-lass workers and manufacturers settled
kt conference In Pittsburgh, putting 15,000
men (ldlo since May 30) to work Dec. 15.
Feb. 8 Entire coast from Florida to
Maine swept by heavy gales reaching
velocities from 50 to 70 miles
Mar. 1 Floods from rain In New England
cause $2,000,000 loss.
Apr. 12 Terrific1 wind and snowstorm In
Cripple Creek district of Colorado.
Apr. 13 Texas cyclone wrecked houses at
Regan, Abilene, latan, Colorado City and
Fort Worth. ...Heavy snowfall at Palmer
Apr. 17 Much damago done by rain In
Vernon county, Wis.; village of Odanah
Apr. 28 Epiphany, N. D., completely de
stroyed by cyclone,
clone at Worthlngton, Minn.
May 13 Cloudburst at Bloomer, Wis....
Panama, Neb., destroyed by cyclone.
May ID Smlthton, Pa., wrecked by wind
storm and cloudburst.
May 23 Sabor, 8, D., nearly demolished
by cloudburst. ...La Fontaine, Kan., near
ly destroyed by cyclone.
May 27 Rush Hill, Mo., almost destroyed
by tornado. ...St. Louis, East St. Louis and
vicinity swept by cyclone: J12.000.000.
June 9 Wyeth City, Ala., destroyed by
cyclone,. ..Lake City, Cal., nearly de
stroyed by cloudburst.
Juno 17 Buildings wrecked at Kingman,
Penalosa, Anthony and Attica, Kan., by
June 22 Tornado swept Marlon and
Jackson counties, O.... flail in western
Nebraska blocked railway trains. ...Hur
ricane at RIdgHVllle. Ind.
June 21 Cyclone In Texas swept from
Wills Point to Waco, doing Immense dam
age. June 27 Buildings wrecked at West
LoulsUllo, Ky., by cyclone.
July 6 Flood swept valleys bordering
Wegee and Pipe creeks south of Bellalre,
O.... Waterspout In Ohio and Marshall
counties. W. Va.
July 20 Damage to crops on Roanoke
river In North Carolina amounted to over
July 2G Auburn, W. Va destroyed by
July 27 Wind and rain did heavy damage
In Pittsburgh, Pa., and vicinity.. ..Storm
at Van Wert, O., cost 1400,000.. ..St. An
thony, la., nearly destrojed by storm.
Sept. 29 Property worth J1,000,000 de
stroyed at Savannah, Ga., by cyclone....
Tornado at Brunswick, Ga.; property loss,
Sept. 30 West Indian hurricane swept
southern Florida causing loss of $10,000,000
to property.... Tornado on Georgia sea
Islands destroyed 1500,000 worth of property
....Severe gale at Syracuse, N. Y. ...Hurri
cane In Pennsylvania at Reading and vi
cinity caused property loss of JLOOO.OOO....
Storm at Alexandria, Va., destroyed 3
churches, and damaged nearly every busi
Oct. 11 Hurricane on New England coast;
property loss at Coney Island and vicini
Nov. 22 Hamilton, Wash , wrecked by
Nov. 26 Blizzard In North Dakota blocked
trains and crippled telegraph service.
Nov. 27 Cyclone near Waco, Tex.. ..Bliz
zard prevailed In northwest, thermometers
In Montana, Wyoming, and Dakota
dropped to between 20 and 30 degrees be
low zero. ...Cyclone In Tunica. Miss.
Nov. 28 Ralston, O. T., nearly wiped out
Dec. 1 Tens of thousands of acres along
Chippewa river In Wisconsin flooded.
Jan. 9 W. R. Marshall (governor Minne
sota, 1869-72),) at Pasadena, Cal.
Jan. 11 Ex-U. 8. Senator George G.
Wright, at Des Moines, la.
Jan. 27 U. S. Ambassador to Germany
Theodore Runyon.ln Berlin; aged 73. ...Gen.
Joseph H. Porter, In New York: aged 51.
Feb. 7 Ex-Congressman William IL
English: aged 74.
Feb. 22 Ex-Gov. and ex-Congressman
George D. Robinson, at Chlcopee, Mass.;
aged 62.. ..Edgar W. (Bill) Nye, humorist,
near Nashville, N. C: aged 46.. ..George
Davis, confederate attorney general, at
Wilmington, N. C: aged 76.
Feb. 27 Brig. Gen. George W. Glle, at
Philadelphia; aged 66.
Mar. 4 Gov. and ex-Congressman Fred
crick T. Grcenhalge, at Lowell, Mass.;
aged 54. ...Bishop P. R. Kenrlck. ot St.
Louis: nged 89.
Mar. 15 Ex-Gov. John Ireland, at San
Antanlo, Tex.: aged G9... .Ex-Gov. B.
Flanders (La.) at New Orleans: nged 80.
Apr. 10-Gov. John E. Jones (Nevada) nt
San Francisco; aged 56.
Apr. 12 Ex-Gov. T, M. Holt, at Haw
River, N. C.
Apr. 19 Arthur I. Boreman, war gov
ernor of West Virginia, at Parkersburg;
Apr. 24 Ex-Gov. MaJ. C. G. Finney
(Ohio), at San Bucna Ventura, Cal.
May 19 Kato Field, Journalist, at Hono
lulu. May 22 Ex-U. S. Senator W. A. Wallace,
of Pennsylvania, at New York; nged 69.
May 23 Ex-Gov. Gen. Lucius Falrchlld,
at Madison, Wis.; aged 65.
May 25-Ex-Oov. A. c. Mellette (S. D.), at
Pittsburg, Kan.; aged 56.
May 31-Ex-U. 8. Senator Dr. H. O. V.
Miller, at Atlanta; aged 82.
June 2 Ex-Senator Judge O. P. Steamy,
of Duluth, Minn., at San Diego, Cal.; aged
Juno 5 Ex-Gov. and ex-Congressman
Joslah W. Begole, at Flint, Mich, aged dl.
June 13 Ex-Gov. and ex-Senator AI
pheus Felch. at Ann Arbor, Mich.; aged 90.
June 24 Ex-U, 8. Senator Lyman Trum
bull, at Chicago: aged 82.
July 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," at Hartford, Conn.;
July It Ex-Gov. W, E. Russell (Mass.),
at St. Adelaide, PaboS, Quebec: aged 39.
July 20 Ex-Gov. Joseph H. Williams, at
Augusta, Me.; aged 84.
July 22 Ex-Senator Gen. George W.
Jones, at Dubuque, la.
Aug. 6 Ex-Gov. G. T. Anthony, at To
Aug. 9 Ex-Senator A. J. Edgerton
(Minn.) at Sioux Falls. 8. D.
Aug. 17-Mlss Abigail H. Dodge "Gall
Hamilton" author, at Hamilton, Mass.;
aged 66. ,
Sept 9 Ex-Senator H. B. Payne, at
Cleveland, O.; aged 86.
Sept. 16 Ex-Congressman and cx-Gov.
(Mont.) J. M. Ashley, at Toledo, O.; aged 74.
Oct. 10 Ex-Oov. Levi Fuller, at Brattlc
boro, Vt.; aged 66.
Oct. 14 Ex-Senator T. W. Ferry, at
Grand Haven, Mich.; agedC9.
Oct. 19 Chief Justice W. A. Richardson,
U. 8. supreme court'of claims, at Washing
ton: aged 67
Oct 23 Ex-Speaker C. F. Crisp, at At
lanta, Ga.; aged 61.
Nov. 9 Ex-Chief Justice W. E. Miller,
at Des Moines, la.: aged 73.
Nov. 17 Congressman-elect R. P. Giles,
at Shelblna, Mo
Nov. 22-G. W. Ferris (builder Ferris
wheel) at Pittsburgh, Pa.; aged 38.
Nov. 30 Ex-Senator John Scott, at Phila
delphia; aged 74.
Dec 3 Mrs. S. E. Mink, president
Woman's Auxiliary G. A. R., at Water
town, N. Y.; aged 59.
Dec. 7 Ex-Congressman Col J. R. Fel
lows, at New York: aged 61.
Dec. 17 Alexander Herrmann, magician,
near Salamanca, N. Y.
Dec. 23-Ex-Congressman Roswell G. Horr
(Mich.), at I'lalnfleld, N. J.
Dec. 23 Ex-Congressman W. H. Hatch,
near Hannibal, Mo.; aged 63.
POLITICAL, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS AKB
Jan. 1 President announced Venezulean
boundary commission as follows: D. J.
Brewer (Kan.), R. H. Alvey (Md.), A. D.
White (N. Y.), F. R. Coudert (N. Y.J, D. C
Jan. 4 President signs proclamation ad
mitting Utah to statehood; Heber M.
Wells (rep.), governor. -
wan. secretary t-ariisie announce
SO year 4
loan, government to sell JIOO.OOO.OOO
year 4 rer cent, bonds dated Feb. 1. ims
Jan. 23 IT. fl. senators Alnrted m fAltnwa
W, B. Allison (rep., la.), F. J, Cannon (rep..
Utah), Arthur Brown (rep., Utah) and
Q. L. Wellington (rep., Md.).
Jan. 24 H. D. Moreyjdem., Miss.) elected
U. 8. senator.. ..R. H. Thomas (Pa.) elected,
president National Editorial association,
at St. Augustine, Fla.
Jan. 27 ftunan B. Anthony reelected pres
ident National Woman Suffrage associa
tion, at Washington.
Feb. 7 Bill to prevent prize fights In Dis
trict of Columbia and territories signed by
president.. ..Ohio supreme court sustains
right of women to vote In school elections.
Mar. 9 Balllngton Booth opened head
quarters In New York for American Vol
Mar. 17 Kentucky legislature adjourned
without electing a u. 8. senator.
Apr. l-ov. Lippltt (It. I.) reelected.
Apr. (House passed senate's Cuban res
olutions. May 28 Hon. Joshua Levering (lid.)
nominated for U. 8. president at Pitts
burgh on platform declaring only for pro
hibition of liquor traffic... Broad-gauge
prohibitionists bolting regular convention
at Pittsburgh nominated C. E. Bentley
(Neb.).. ..Ex-Gov. 8. D. McEnery elected
U. S. senator from Louisiana.. ..a. W Hop
kins (N. Y.) elected president National
Junior Prohibition Leaguo of America at
Jurfe 18-MaJ. William McKlnley (O.l
nominated for U. S. president hy republic
an national convention at St. Louis, and G.
A. Hobart nominated for vlco president
Platform declared for protection, reciproci
ty and maintenance of existing gold stand
ard, opposing free silver coinage except by
June 19 M. A. Hanna elected chairman
republican national committee. ,
July 9 Platform adopted by national
democratic convention in Chicago for free
silver coinage at 1C to 1 and a tariff for
July 10 William J. Bryan (Neb) nom
inated on 5th ballot for 0. 8. president by
national democratic convention In Chicago
July 11 Arthur Sewall (Me ) nominated
on democratic ticket for U. 8. vice presi
dent.... J. K. Jones elected chairman dem
ocratic national committee.
July 24 American sliver party at St.
Louis nominated W. J. Bryan for president
and Arthur Sewall for vice president of U.
S. Platform declared for free coinage at
16 to 1... .National populist convention at
St. Louis nominated Thomas E. Watson
(Ga.) for vice president U. S. Platform de
clares for free coinage and government
ownership of railroads.
July 26 People's party convention at St.
Louis nominated William J. Bryan (Neb.)
for president U. 8. ...Senator Butler (N.
C.) elected chairman of national committee.
Aug. 2 J. E. Johnston (dem.) elected gov
ernor of Alabama.
Aug. 24 Ex-Gov. D. M. Francis (Mo.) ap
pointed secretary of Interior.
Aug. 28 LI Hung Chang, Chinese diplo
mat, arrived at New York and became the
guest of the nation.
Sept. 3 Senator John M. Palmer (111.)
nominated for U. S. president by anti-silver
democrats In national convention at
Indianapolis. Gen. S. B. Buckner, named
for vice president. Platform declares for
single gold standard and economy In ap
propriations. Sept. 4 Mnl. Thaddeus S. Clarkson (Oma
ha) elected G. A. R. commander In chief at
Sept. 7 Gen. D. W. Jones elected gov
ernor of Arkansas.
Oct. 20 Senator J. 8. Morrill (Vt.) re
elected. Nov. 3 McKlnley and Hobart elected by
vote of 276 In electoral college and a popu
lar plurality of C"0,799.... Woman's biif
fragc defeated at election In California, but
won In Idaho.
Nov. 10 Agreement reached between U.
S. and Great Britain to arbitrate Vene
Nov. 17 A. S Clay elected U. S. senator
from GoorgIa....J. R. Sovereign reelected
master workman Knights of Labor at
Rochester, N. Y.... Frances E. Wlliard re
elected president National Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union at St. Louis
Nov. 24 Gen. E. W. Pettus, of Dallas,
elected U. 8. senator from Alabama.
Dec. 3 President Cleveland relmposcs
tonnage and lighthouse duties on German
ships entering our ports In retaliation for
such taxation on American ships.
Dee. 7 President's message read before
both branches of 54th congress convened In
Dec. 15 Idaho supreme court decided that
woman sum ago had carried In recent elec
tion. Dec. IS U. S. senate foreign committee
ordered favorable report on bill recogniz
ing Cuban independence. ...Samuel Gom
pers reelected president American Federa
tion of Labor, at Cincinnati.
Jan. 23 At St. Paul Harvey Davidson
skated 2 m. In 6:54, and E. C. Andrews made
running Jump on skates of 7 ft. 8 In.
Feb. 15 At Washington, Joo Doiioghue
skated 6 m. In 14:45.
Feb. 21 Robert Fltzslmmons won world's
heavyweight championship from Petei
Maher at Coahulla. Mexico.
June 26 Harvard - Cornell - Columbia -Pennsylvania
4-m. straightaway bout
race on the Hudson at Poughkeepste, N.
Y., won by Cornell, making the record 19:29.
July 4 A. E. Smith rode bicycle from Chi
cago to New York In 142 hrs., 15 mln.
July 7 Tom Linton (Wales) rode bicycle
at Catflrd 31 m. 5 yds. In 1 hr. .
July 26 W. II. Chadwick (Detroit) com
pleted bicycle ride of 25,000 m. In IS mo.,
24 das. '
July 29 Holman frlctlon-geared locomo
tive on South Jersey railroad tracks made
S4 m. In 1 br.
Kept. 1 At Milwaukee, world's swimming
record for 100 yds. lowered to 1:09 by G W.
Whlttaker....At London, single scull race
for world's championship won by Jacob
Sept. 21 At Cammack, L. I., Marietta
and Miss Llda lowered team record to
2:124....At Portland, Mo., Jupo lowered
2-yr. old record to 2:14.
tsepc zt At i-oruana, iio., jonn a. uen-
try paced mile In 2:0U'j.
ut. 25 Louis Glmm (Pittsburgh! mnda
4Mj m., i,u yus. in n nrs. i
Oct. J At Chicago, J, S. Johnson lowered
paced mile bicycle record to 1:40 2-5.
Octi 8 At Chicago, J 8. Johnson lowered
Z-mlle bicycle record to 3:38 3-5... .Balti
more clab won Temple cup. National
league baseball series, at Cleveland.
'Oct. 14-fAt Chicago, J. Michael lowered
world's 5-mlle bicycle record to 9.17 1-5.
Oct. It At Lexington, Ky Miss Rita and
Josle B. lowered world's team pacing rec
ord to 2:0914
Oct. 24 A. E. Smith (Chicago) made road '
record of 295 m. In 24 hrs.
Oct. 27 At Nashville, Tenn., J. Michael
rode bicycle 10 m. In 21:33 3-5.
Oct. 28 L. H. George (Brockport, N. Y.)
lowered century bicycle record to 4 hrs.,
Nov. J At Denver, Stanley Barrows rode
bicycle unpaced mile In 1:58. l
Nov. 12 At New Orleans, J. Michael
lowered every bicycle record from 2 m. up,
making 10 m. In 18:33 1-5.
Hov. 19 At Memphis, Tenn., Frank Wal
ler rode bicycle luo m. in 3:52:14.
Nov. 22 At New York, American foot
ball championship v. on by Princeton col
lege team, defeating Yale 24 to 6.. ..At
Memphis. Tenn., J. Michael rode 29 m 1.293
yds. in I hr.
Dec. 2 At Han Francisco, Tom Sharkey
won championship prize light from Fltz
Bimmuna on a foul.
Dec. 3 At Denver, A. Gardner (Chicago)
rode M m. In :M 1-5 and H m. In 1 mln
Dec. 4 Cunard steamer Servla made trip
from Luropo to Boston In 6 das.. 14 hrs . 5
Dec. 12 Hale won 6-day bicycle race In
New York, making l.alu miles.
Dec. 23 Mrs. H. Estby and daughter
Clara, reached New York walking from
Spokane, Wash., since May 6.
Dec. 2i Dixon and Lovo, umutcur tandem
bicyclers rode 4 m. at San Francisco, In a
sec....Krcetz and Lantua rode tandem, fly
ing start, at San Francisco, In 1:57 -It