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EH Of I PAST H. A Review of 1899 For History's Page. WAR'S SAD DETAILS. Battles In the Philip pines and In Africa. A LONG DEATH ROLL. Destruction by Fire, Shipwreck, Accidents and Stornis—A Notable Obituary List—Miscellaneous, Per sonal, Sporting and Political Items. A Summary of Important Occur rences Arranged Consecutively From January to December. The chronicles of 1899, although com paratively free from st:utliu£ records, nevertheless show the year to have been one which -will be remembered in history. Our country's problems have been unusual. Cuba, under military rule, remained quiet, and considerable progress has been made in bringing social and commercial order out of chaos. Samoan troubles reached a crisis, and England has displayed an inclination to withdraw, leaving the field to the United States and Ger many. In the Philippines the policy of the United States to assert the rights ced ed by Spain was resisted by a large element in the island of Luzon espe cially, and a state of active warfare between American troops and the Fili pinos, under Aguinaldo, extended from February until the early fall. No de cisive battles were fought, but the Fili pinos were routed at many important points. The United States forces in the island at the close of the year number 65,000 and the battle losses aggregate about 2,^00 killed and wounded. The treaty with Spain, ratified in ISW. marks a new era in the history of the United States republic. That and the outbreak of the South African war arc the chief occurrences of the year in international affairs. A universal peace congress held ses sions at The Hague in May, .Tune and July, but the deliberations bore no im mediate fruit either in bringing about disarmament or establishing the prin ciple of arbitration. The close of the year finds England at war in the Su dan and South Africa and on the de fensive against continental aggression. The Dreyfus trial was the sensation of the year. Santo Domingo's presi dent. General Ileureaux, was assassi nated. Colombia and Venezuela have been disturbed by armed revolutions. The United States' standing army was Increased to 100,000 men. Noted minor occurrences of the year were the failure of the old publishing linn of Harper <fc Bros., the burning of the Windsor hotel in New York, with a heavy loss of life, and the deaths of many illustrious people. In the political world death chose as shining marks Caprivi, the successor of Bismarck as chancellor of the Ger man empire; Fame, president of France; Castelar, the foremost Repub lican of Spain; Vice President Hobart, and Grand Duke George, heir to the Russian throne. Literature mourns the loss of Erck niann, tflje great novelist; Mrs. South wortb, Horatio G. Alger, the writer of boys' stories; Cherbuliez, French ro mancer and critic, and Busch, biog rapher of Bismarck. Art lost Rosa Bonheur, unrivaled in her sphere. Among editors who laid down the pen forever were Joseph Medill, founder of the Chicago Tribune, and Robert Bonner. From other walks of life the <,'rim reaper bore away Stephen J. Field, the noted jurist; Robert Ingersoll, General Guy V. Henry, hero of two wars; Kate Chase Sprague, a wartime belle; W. 11. Appleton, the old time publisher; Em ma Waller and Augustin Daly of the Btage, Judge Henry Hilton, heir to A. T. Stewart's millions, and Cornelius \ auderbiit, head of the family fortunes and power. The acgrcpate of casualties on sea and land ami the losses by fire were not exceptional. JAMARY. 1. Political: End of Spanish sovereignty in Cub*; military command formally transferred 10 me American governor 4. Spanish War: Tmn- of peace delivered to the U. s. senate. Obituary: M. Edouard Hone, noted French writ er and one of the immortals, in Paris; aged 5. Mrs. Bloomfield Moore, a wealthy Philadel phian identified with the Keely motor'died in ix?nuon. C Explosion: 0 mon kUled and 40 injured by the Son 8 a WCr 3t " eWeU'S Wvard, in 0. Accident: 10 deaths in a collision at Dunelltn, K. J., on the Lt-high \ alley road 10. Obituary: Dr. Horace Burr, historian and linguist, at U llmington, Del.; aped go 12. Fire: At Memphis; 100, $450,000 by the burning of the J. S. Menken Co.'s dn- goods establishment. , * Personal: Commissary Gen. Egan attacked Gen Miles in his testimony before the investigating committee. 13. Obituary: Nelson Dingley, Republican leader in the house, in Washington; aged 67. 14. Nubar Pasha, noted Egyptian statesman, died in Paris. 3iipwreck: British ship Adelina went down ir. port at Tacoraa; 17 sailors drowned. 15. Ol.ituary: George Gemunder of worldwide fame as a maker of violins, at Long Island City, N. Y.j aged 83. Isaac Craig, local his torian in weftem Pennsylvania, at Pittsburg; aged 77. 17. Obituary: Hon. John Russell Young, journal ist and diplomat, ex-minister to China, in Washington; aged 68. W. K. Sullivan, well known western journalist, in Chicago; aged 56. 23. Obituary: Judge E. W. Woodbury, framer of the first prohibitory liquor law enacted in Maiae, at Bethel, Me.; aged 81. 25. Fire: At Wilkeßburre, Pa.; loss, $250,000, by the burning of the Osterhout building. Obituary: Adolphe Philippe d'Ennery, noted playwright, in Paris; aged 88. 26. Obituary: Augustus H. Garlan.l, ox-attorney general of the United States, in Washington; aged 66. Personal: Adilina Patti, the famous singer, married in Ix>mlon to Baron Cederstrom. 17. Obituary: Mrs. Gen. Robert Williams (former ly Mrs. BUphm A. Douglas), in Washington. 28. Obituary: Gen. George Sears Greene, noted in the civil war, at Morristown, N. J.; aged 98. 30. Rev. Myron W. Reed, noted pastor in the west and a prominent Grand Army veteran, at Denver; aged 63. 81. Obituary: Princess Louise, consort of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, in the royal palace, Bulgaria; aged 2'j. FEBRUARY. 1. Fire: In the business section of Columbus, O ! loss, $750,000. 2. Obituary: Rev. Dr. C. S. Robinson, noted Presbyterian hymn writer, in New York city; aged 70. 6. Obituary: Col. James A. Sexton, commander in chief of the G. A. R., in Washington; aged 65. Filipino War: The natives attacked Ul2 Ameri can position at Manila and were repulsed, with heavy loss. C. Obituary: Prince Albert, only son of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and grandson of Queen Victoria; aged 25. Caprivi, ex-chancellor of the German empire, near Frankfort; aged CS. Miss Anna Dowell, known as the "Mother of the American Silk Industry," in Paterson, Iff, J.; aged !<7. 7. Fire: The Manitoba hotel and other proper ty burned in Winnipeg; loss, $400,000. Obituary: The Rt. Rev. John Williams, bishop of Connecticut and presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church of America, at Middletown, Conn.; aged 81. William Laird of the famous shipbuilding firm of Laird Bros., at Birkenhead. 10. Fires: The governor's mansion at Frankfort, Ky., burned. In Toronto, Kent & Co.'s crock- cry store destroyed; loss, $200,000. Filipino War: The American forces attacked and captured Caloocan, near Manila. 11. Obituary: Gen. Edward Schrivcr, U. S. A., retired, in Washington; aged 80. 12. Accidents: At Cherokee Gulch, Colo., snow slides carried away the orehouses and killed 24 men. At Yankton, S. I)., 17 lives were lost in the burning of a hospital. Fire: Albany; loss, $250,000. Storm: Severe blizzard all over the United States. Heavy snows and wind along the At lantic coast. Obituary: Prince Napoleon Charles Bonaparte, grandson of both Lucien and Joseph, at Home; aged 60. 13. Filipino War: Gen. Marcus P. Miller's forces captured lloilo without suffering loss of life. 14. Firesi In Philadelphia several clothing houses burned; loss about $400,000. In Chicago the Traders' Warehouse Co. and other concerns burned out; loss, $780,000. At Cincinnati hat factory and clothing house burned; loss, 5?500, --000. 15. Fires: At Akron, 0., plant of the Thomas Building and Lumber Co. burned; loss, $100, --000. Brooklyn building Xo. 28, the largest in the navy yard, burned and the original model and patterns of the battleship Maine destroyed; los 3, nearly $2,000,000. Laurence E. Meyers, noted amateur champion long distance runner, died in New York <itv. 16. Obituary: President Francois Felix Fauns of France, at Paris; aged 58. Henry Jones, whist expert, in London; aged (33. 17. Obituary: Louis Miller, founder of Chatau qua, inventor and philanthropist, in New York city; aged 69. 18. Accident: In Belgium on the railway from Calais; 21 London passengers killed and 100 injured. 20. Obituary: Mine. Ponisi, an old time actress of Wallack's company, at Keyport, i». J.; aged 81. 21. Filipino War: The city of Manila fired by in cendiaries"; fighting in the streets and heavy loss of property. 22. Filipino War: Insurgents broke through the American lines at Manila and were repulsed with heavy loss. 23. Obituary: Gen. David Weisigor, a Confederate noted «s the hero of the Petersburg "Crater," at Richmond; aged 80. 24. Fire: At Minneapolis The Tribune building and other property burned; loss, $300,000. Obituary: M. Kniile Welti, Swiss statesman, at Bern; aged 74. Personal: Gen. Maximo Gomez, Cuban com mander in chief, entered Havana under an American military escort. 20. Obituary: Gen. J. J. Reynolds, U. S. A., re tired, in Washington; aged 77. 27. Obituary: Sarah Jewett, once a noted Ameri can actress, in Cambridge, Mass. Criminal: Roland B. Molineux arrested for the murder of Katharine J. Adams in New York. 28. Fire: Windsor hotel and several stores burned at Holyoke, Mass.; loss, $500,000. Obituary: J. Madison Wells, ex-governor of Louisiana and noted in the exciting political affairs of that state, in New Orleans. MARCH. 1. Obituary: Emma Waller, once noted Ameri can actress, in New York city; aged 70. Baron Herschell, lord high chancellor of Great Britain, in Washington; aged 03. 2. Obituary: Connie Jackson, sister of Joe Jef ferson and onoe noted on the American stage, in New York city; aged 62. Fires: At Charlotte, N. C, freight depot and cotton compress burned; loss about $400,000. In Chicago, McClurg's book store burned; loss, $650,000. Personal: Carl Schurz, the veteran soldier and publicist, honored by a dinner on the anni versary of Ms seventieth birthday. 3. Personal: Rear Admiral George Dewey be came full admiral of the navy under the law reviving that rank. 4. Political: The-Fifty-fifth congress adjourned. 6. Accident: Naval powder magazine exploded at Toulon, France, killing or maiming nearly 100 people. Obituary: M. Wolff, American illustrator, in New York city; aged 62. 6. Fire: At West Point, Miss., the Mary Holmes college and a large amount of cotton destroy ed; loss, $400,000. Accident: 11 drowned by the sinking of the tug James Bowen of Philadelphia off Hug island. Obituary: Princess Kaiulani of Hawaii, at Hon olulu; aged 24. 8. Austin Bidwell, notorious for his Bank of England forgeries, died at Butte, Mon. 10. Obituary: Sir Douglas Galton, noted scientist and authority on sanitation, in London; aged 77. 11. Obituary: Capt. Samuel Trott, ocean cable expert, at Miami, Fla.; aged 67. 12. Obituary: Prof. Walter D. Dabney of the Uni versity of Virginia, at Charlottesville; aged 46. Johnny Griffin, the "Braintree Lad," once a noted featherweight, in New York city. 13. Filipino War: Pasig, east of Manila, captured by Gen. Wheaton'e division. 14. Obituary: Emile Erckmann, Trench novelist, collaborator with Chatrain, in Paris; aged 77. 15. War at Samoa; American and British ships bombarded native villages. 16. Obituary: Benjamin P. Hutchinson, "Old Hutch," the Chicago speculator, at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Joseph Medill, proprietor of the Chicago Tribune, at San Antonio; aged 76. Race Riot: A mob at Palmetto, Ga., shot 3 negroes at the jail, killing 4. Filipino War: Fighting at Iloilo between Gen. Miller's troops and the insurgents. 17. File Disaster: The Windsor hotel, New York, destroyed; 45 lives lost. 18. Cyclone: Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi visited; 25 deaths. Obituary: Prof. O. C. Harsh of Yale, noted for geological researches, at Hew Haven; aged 68. Oliver Marcy, dean of the Northwestern uni versity, at Ev*»ston, Ills.; aged 79. 19. Miscellaneous: During the Gomez reception in Havana 30 to 50 persons were wounded in a riot. The battleship Oregon arrived at Ma nila. * IV? 0??^ A* Pen»»««>«. N. J. ; 3 killed and Sr works bj' thC WCCking °f °" mp°ni COLFAX GAZETTE, (X)LFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 5, 1900 24. Fire: At Cleveland, stove and machine screw works burned: loss, $400,000. Obituary: Francis H. l>icrpont, "war governor" of West Virginia, at I'ittslmrg; aged SS, Prof. Qustave Wicdeman, holding the chair of chtmistry and physics at the University «,f Leipsic, at Leipsic; aged 73. G. W. Leitner, noted linguist, at Bonn; aged 69. 25. Obituary: Con. Isaac H. Bail;.-, veteran of the civil war, formerly prominent in New York politics, in New York city; aged TO. Gen. Thomas Vincent Fletcher, ex-governor ol Missouri, in Wasldngton; aged 72. Count C'haudordy, French diplomat, in Paris; aged 17. Rev. .Tamos Onnsby Murray, dean of Prince ton university, at Princeton; aged 72. 20. Disaster: The Mississippi steamboat Rowena Lee sank at Tyler, Mo.; 60 lives lost. Obituary: Gen. Daniel W. Flagler, U. S. A., at Old Point. Comfort, Va.; aged 64. Fire: At Hartford, the J. L. Howard car fac tory burneo; loss, $180,000. 30. (Shipwreck: The passenger steamer Stella ran on the Casque t rocks, near the island of Al derney, a»d exploded, carrying down 70 to 100 people. 81. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur entered Malo los, the insurgents having fired and evacuated the city. APRIL. 1. Obituary: Baroness Clara de Hirsch de Ge reuth, who left $100,000,000 to charity, in Paris. Samoan Troubles: Americans and English am bushed near Apia; 3 officers and 4 sailors killed. 4. Shipwreck: Steamer Chilkat capsized on the bar at the entrance to San Francisco harbor, carrying down 10 sailors am' passengers. Cuba: The Cut an military assembly voted to disband the vmy and dissolve. Personal: W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., married Vir ginia Fair in New York city. Obituary: Lily Post, formerly well known light opera star, in San Francisco. 6. Obsequies at Arlington to honor the remains of 330 officers and soldiers who died in Cuba and Porto Rico. 7. Disasters: 13 deaths at the burning of resi dences of W. C. Andrews and W. J. Adams in the Fifth avenue district, New York. 10 per sons drowned by an Ice freshet at Glendive, Mon. Obituary: James Clark, the oldest Mason in the world, at Quincy, Ills. 9. Obituary: Stephen J. Field, associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, re tired, in Washington; aged 83. 10. Riot: A street riot, caused by miners' trouble at Pana, Ills., caused the death of 7 people; many wemnded. Filipino War: Gen. Lawton captured Santa Cruz, an insurgent stronghold. Obituary: Sir Monier-Monier Williams, professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford, in London; ajfed 00. 11. Spanish War: Formal proclamation by Presi dent McKinley announcing the ratification of the treaty and the restoration of peace with Spain. 13. Fire: The curio hall of the famous Boston museum burned. 14. Fire: Idle Hour, the Long Island residence where W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., took his bride for the honeymoon, burned: loss, $250,000. Obituary: The Duehes3 of Maryborough, mother in-law of Consuelo Vandcrbilt, in England. 15. Fire: In Cleveland half a block of business houses burned; loss, $1,000,000. 17. Obituary: John L. Lay, inventor of the navy torpedo, in Ne\r York; aged C 7. 18. Obituary: Lieut. Gen. Correa, Spanish min ister of war in IS9B, at Madrid. Samoa: Fighting between the Americans and English and the Mataafans. 20. Fire: At San Jose, Cal.; loss, $100,000. Obituary: M, Edouard Jules Henri Pailkron, French poet and dramatist, in Paris; aged 66. 21. Personal: Matthew S. l^uay appointed U. S. senator by the governor of Pennsylvania. Obituary: Dr. Ileinrich Kiefert, noted geog rapher and cartographer, in Berlin; aged SO. 22. Fire: In Omaha the Kingman block burned; loss, S2()0,000. Obituary: The Rt. Hon. Sir John Mowbray, "Father of the House of Commons," in Lon don; aged 84. 25. Political: The German cmbassador lodged with the secretary of state a protest against certain language of Capt. Coghlan of the U- S. cruiser Raleigh. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur's division fought its way to the trenches before Calumpit. Obituary: Gen. Richard J. Oglesby, former gov ernor of Illinois, in Springfield; aged 75. 20. Fire: Dawson City, the business center wiped out; loss between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. Tornado: 40 people killed at Kirksville, Mo., and at Newton hundreds of houses destroyed, With about 100 deaths. 27. Obituary: Robert Goelet, member of the Now York aristocracy of wealth, in the harbor of Naples; aged 58. Sheridan Shook, once a prominent New York politician and afterward a theatrical manager, at Red Hook, N. V.; aged 71. Filipino War: Mac Arthur's division crossed the Rio Grande at Calumpit. 28. Filipino War: Peace overtures from the in surgents, asking for an armistice, rejected by Gen. Otis. 30. Accident: 50 people hurt in a railway wreck near Rochester. MAY. 1. Dewey day generally celebrated in the United States and possessions, especially on the sea. Fire: Gin. Wade Hampton's home, containing a fine library, valuable jewels and treasured relics, burned at Columbia, S. C. Spanish War: Spain's agent received warrants for the $20,000,000 stipulated in the treaty in payment for the cession of the Philippines. 2. Filipino War: Lawton's column captured Bal inag. 3. Obituary: Keokuk, chief of the Sac and Fox Indians, at Guthrie, O. T. Emma Marshall, English novelist, in London. 4. Fire: Greenville, S. C, the heart of the town destroyed; loss, $100,000. Obituar3 r: Gen. Manning F. Force, Federal war veteran and campaign historian, at Sandusky, O.; aged 75. 10. Convention: The Confederate veteran reunion held at Charleston. Obituary: Gen. Samuel B. Smith, Federal vet eran, known as the "Father of the National Guard System," at Dayton, O.; aged 02. 11. Obituary: Roswell P. Flower, ex-governor of New York, at Eastport, N. V.; aged 64. Au gust Brentano (second), head of the noted pub lishing and bookselling house of Union square, New York, in that city; aged 46. 12. Disaster: 29 killed and over 40 injured in a wreck on the Philadelphia and Reading at Exeter, Pa. 14. Fire: M Manchester, N. H.; loss, $100,000. Obituary: M. Francisque Sarcey, famous French dramatic critic, at Paris. 17. Fire: In Chicago the Blue Island avenue lum ber district suffered a loss of $400,000. Convention: The international peace congress convened at The Hague. 21. Personal: Admiral Dewey sailed from Manila on the cruiser Olympia on his voyage home. 22. Obituary: Grisi, the Italian dancer, in Rome. Mile. Rhea, French actress, at Montmorenci, France; aged 55. 24. Personal: The eightieth anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthday celebrated throughout the British empire and colonies. Obituary: Senor Don Emilo Castelar, Spanish Republican statesman, at Murcia, Spain; aged 67. 25. Fire: In St. John, N. B.; 150 buildings burn ed; loss, $500,000. Obituary: Aaron B. Magoun, master in the Cambridge^schools from 1838 to ISSI, in Rox bury, Mass.; aged 00. Rosa Bonheur, famous animal painier, at Fontainebleau; aged 78. 26. Fire: In the "Bowery district" at Coney Is land; loss, $400,000. 27. Tornado: Devastation in Missouri, lowa anJ Michigan. 0 deaths at Bijou, S. D. Sporting: Canistar won the Brooklyn Handicap at Gravesend. 28. Accident: 10 deaths and 23 injured in s washout accident on the Rock Island and Bur lington at Waterloo, la. 30. Sporting: Flying Fox won the English Derby. JUKE. 1. Marion Clark, the abducted New York babe, found at a mountain farm near Haverstraw, N. V., and returned to her parents' home. 3. Obituary: Johann Strauss, the "Waltz King," at Vienna; aged 74. Political: President Loubet of France attacked by a royalist mob at the Auteuil race course, near Paris. 5. Fira: In New Orleans the St. Charles thea ter, a landmark of the city, destroyed. Obituary: Frank Thomson, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, at Philadelphia; aged 69. 6. Cuba: Gomez issued a farewell manifesto to the Cuban people. 7. Obituary: Henry L. Clinton, noted criminal lawyjr, in New York city; aged SO. Augus tin Daly, American theater manager, in Lon don; aged Cl. Margaret Ann Cusack, the "Nan of Kenmarc," in London. Gen. W. S. Walter, noted Mexican and Confederate vet eran, at Atlanta. Fire: At Augusta, Gv ; tosa, $-250,000. 8. Flood: High water mark readied in the Colo rado river, Texas; 25 droum ■!. 9. Sporting: Jeffries defeated Kitzsimmons for the world's championship at Coney Island. 10. The yacht Columbia, built to defend the America's cup, launched at Bristol, R. I. Obituary: Capt. Henry Nichol of the U. S. monitor Monadnock, at Manila. 11. Fire: In the Armstrong-Whituorth Ordnan, c Co.'s works at Newcast!e-on-Tyne; loss, SI - 000,000. Sporting: Perth won the Grand Prix de Paris. Filipino War: Hardest battle to date at Laa Pina3 between Gen. Lawton's division and the insurgents. Obituary: The Rev. Dr. William Garden Blaikie, D. D., LL. D., noted Scotch theologian, at North Berwick, Scotland; aj,'ed 7l). 12. Cyclone: In the northwestern states; hun dreds killed and wounded at New Richmond, Wis., and Herman, Neb. Duke of Abruzzi's north pole expedition sailed on the Stella Polare from Christiania, Norway. 14. General celebration of Flag day. Obituary: Dr. Lawson Tait, pioneer in surgery, at London; aged 54. 15. Obituary: Prof. Locke Richardson, the Amer ican elocutionist, in Berlin. Hear Admiral Pierce Crosby, U. S. N., retired, in Wash ington; aged 7G. Congressman Richard Parks Bland, silver champion, at Lebanon, Mo.; aged 64. 10. Explosion: 11 miners killed at the Caledonia mine, North Sidney, C. 1!. Criminal: George B. Barrow, principal in the Marion Clark abduction case, sentenced to 14 years and 10 months, and ( rrie Jones, the nurse, to 4 years. 17. Sporting: Imp won the Suburban at Sheeps head Bay. IS. Fire: At Greensboro, N. C, the Benbow House burned; loss, $100,000. 21. Fire: At Kirkwood, Ga., Gen. John B. Gor don's home, the historic Sutherland, burned. 23. Obituary: John Godfrey Moore, prominent banker and exchange broker, in New York city; aged 52. Henry B. Plant, founder of the Plant system, in New York city; aged SO. 24. Fire: At Laurel, Del.; loss, $200,000. Obituary: Kapiolani, widow of Kin;: Kalakaua, at Honolulu; aged Co. 28. Shipwreck: Steamer Margaret Olwill, founder ed off Lorain, Lake Erie; 9 seamen lost. 29. Obituary: Daniel F. Tieman, oldest of the surviving ex-mayors of New York city, at Audubon Park; aged 91. Sporting: Harvard won three victories over Yale at New London. 30. Obituary: Emma Dorothy Eliza Xevitte South worth, the novelist, in Washington; aged 80. Sporting: Charles Murphy, Brooklyn cyclist, rode the fastest mile on record, paced by a railway engine. JILY. 1. Fires, lv Brooklyn 10,(J00 cotton bales burned in storage. Bar Harbor, the Kehoe Valley clubhouse, a golf and social resort, burned. Obituary: Charles Victor Cherbuliez, French academician, novelist and critic, in Paris; aged 70. 2. Fire: At Summit, N. J., property in the heart of the town valued at $150,000 destroyed. Obituary: Gen. 11. G. Wright, U. S. A., retired, in Washington; aged 70. 3. Dreyfus returned to France. 4. Fins: In Memphis the famous Gayoso hotel and other property burned; loss, $450, At Paris, Term., 20 buildings burned; loss, $175, --000. 5. Convention: Annual Christian Endeavor gath ering at Detroit. Obituary: Bishop John P. Newman, noted Methodist divine and the friend of Grant, at Saratoga; aged T3. 0. Fires: At Coulterville, Cal., the town de stroyed; loss, $200,000. At Ludington, Mich., $120,000 loss by the burning of a railroad ele vator. Filipino War: 10 regiments of U. S. volunteers ordered to bo raised for the army in the Philippines. Personal: Mary Wright Sewall of Indianapolis elected president of the International Council of Women at London. Obituary: Robert Bonner, iounder and proprie tor of the New York Ledger, in New York city; aged 75. 7. Obituary: George W. Julian, noted western statesman, at Irvington, Ind.; aged 82. 10. Obituary: The Grand Duke George, brother of the czar and heir to the throne, at St. Peters burg; aged 21. Judge Walbridge A. Field, eminent Massachusetts jurist and chief justice, in Boston; aged 67. 16. Fire: $1,000,000 wortli of uniforms and food supplies destroyed at the Brooklyn navy yard. 17. Fires: Mount Vernon, Ind.; $100,000 luss. North Bend, Ind., the Addystone foundry burned; loss, $100,000. IS. Obituary: Col. A. L. Hawkins, 10th Pennsyl vania volunteers, on the way home from the Philippines to San Francisco. Horatio G. Alger, famous author of boys' stories, at Natick, Mass.; aged 65. 19. Earthquake: Severe shock at Rome; Mount Etna in eruption. Personal: Gen. Alger tendered his resignation as secretary of war. Obituary: Elizabeth Thompson, noted philan thropist, at Littleton, N. H.; aged 7S. 20. Personal: President HcKinley accepted the resignation of Secretary Alger, to take effect Aug. 1. Obituary: H. K. Thurber, the retired New York millionaire merchant, at Halley, la.; aged 79. 21. Accident: 9 killed and 4 injured by explosion on a British torpedo boat destroyer at Lon don. Obituary: Robert O. Ingersoll, at Dobbs Ferry, N. V.; aged 66. 22. Personal: Elihu Root ol New York appointed secretary of war. 23. Fire: At Toledo; loss of $1,000,000 by the burning of a wheat elevator. 24. Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Sawyer, noted Universalist writer and educator, in Boston; aged 95. 25. Obituary: Gideon J. Tucker, an old time poli tician and journalist, founder of the New York Daily News, in New York city; aged 73. 20. Gen. Ulises Heureaux, president of Santo Do mingo, assassi jted. 29. Obituary: Guzman Blanco, once president of Venezuela, in Paris. 30. Accident: 2 killed and 2C injured in a land slide on the Erie at Lackawaxen, N. Y. 31. Storm: The wheat section around Hamilton, N. D., damaged to the amount of $250,000 by hail. Obituary: Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of Salmon P. Chase, a noted Washington belle in wartime,-in Washington; aged 59. Daniel G. Brinton, noted ethnologist and physician, at Atlantic City; aged 62. AUGUST. 3. Obituary: George Averoff, noted Greek phi lanthropist, •at Alexandria. Kc:;;>t; aged 70. 6. Disasters: 36 passengers kU! <1 and 5 injured by the derailment of a trolley car near Bridgeport* Conn. 17 killed and 73 injured in a. telescoping accident at Juvisy, France. 200 excursionists at Mount Deseret thrown into the water by the breaking of a gangplank; 20 drowned. 1. Miscellaneous: Capt. Davis Dalton, known as the champion life saver of the world, the hero of 278 rescues, drowned at Far Rockaway, X. Y. The Dreyfus court martial convened at Rennes. 8. Hurricane: Porto Rico devastated; death 3 es timated at'3,ooo to 4,000 and the property loss at $20,000,000. 9. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur's forces ad vanced from San Fernando and drove the in- Burgents beyond Angeles. Obituary: Col. W. E. Sinn, the theatrical man ager, at Pittsfield, Mass.; aged Go. 10. Fire: The Guild building and other properties destroyed at Dallas; loss, $250,000. 12. Fire: Yokohama swept by the largest con flagration in its history; a square mile of buildings destroyed and 1G lives lost. Obituary: Gen. Edmund Lafayette Hardcastle, veteran of the old army and a hero of the Mexican war, at Towson, Md.; aged 75. Liz zie Macnichol, well known opera singer, at Chocorua, N. H. 11 Maitre Labori, ihi.f coantel for Dreyfua, seri ously wounded by a pistol shot from a would be assa> .in. 10. Fire: 27 lunMinirs burned at Jamestown, N. V.: lon, 1600,000. Obituary: i> ro f. Robert Wilhelm Everhard Bun sen, distinguished German chemist, at llt'id.l 1" rir: aged >?. IT. Walter Wellman and the survivors of hii polar expedition arrived at Tromso, Norway, from Franz-Josef Land. 19. Obituary: Gen. Thomaa Alfred Davies, a v>t erun <■( tli,' civil war, at Ogdenslmrg, N. V.; •ged 80, sir Charles Lennox Feel, K. O. 8., a noted Conservative, at Lonskm; aged 70. JO. Obituary: Isaac McLellan, known as the ■portsmen'l poet, at Greenpoint, N. V".; aged US. 21. Fire: At Victor, Colo., the business portion of the town destroyed; loss, $2,000,000. H. Sculptor Caspar Bul.erl died suddenly While working on the Dewey triumphal an h in Hew York. -I. Obituary: Judge H.-nry Hilton, heir to A. T. Stewart's riches, at Saratoga; aged 70. 27. Giovanni Turini, a sculptor engaged in model ing on the Dowey triumphal arch, died sud denly in New York. 2S. Accident: :• workmen lulled by the falling of are lies at the new Chicago Coliseum. 30. Fire: At Tupper Lake, N. V., 100 buildings destroyed, causing a loss of $150,000. 31. Fire: At Hulyoke, Mass., the stationery estab lishment of Parsons Green & Co. burned, causing a loss ol 1600,000, SEPTEMBER. 2. Fire: In Kansas City; loss, $2;">o,i» 1 4. Convention: The thirty-third na.iona] en campment G. A. K. met in Philad. 7. Personal: Col. Albert D. Shaw, department of New York, elected commander in chief of the (i. A. R. Fire: At Garden City, N. V., the late A. T. Btewart'l pet scheme, the Garden City hotel, burned. Convention: The national encampment Sons of Veterans met in Detroit. a. Obituary: Rear Admiral Henry F. Picking, V. S. N., a veteran of the civil war, at Charles t ii; aged C>9. Stephen Diigger, one of Lin coln's surviving friends at New Salem, UuL, at Sullivan, Ind.; aged ST. James B. Eustis, ambassador to France under Cleveland, at Newport ; aged 65. 9. Dreyfus convicted and sentenced to in years' imprisonment. 14. Obituary: Cornelius Yandrrbilt, head of the family in (he third generation, in New York city; aged 50. 15. Storm: Destructive hurricane in Bermuda. 10. Fires: At Seattle, Wash.; loss, $105,000. At Lincoln, Neb., Masonic temple, St. Paul's Methodist church and several blocks burned; loss, $5U0,000. 17. Fire: At Promised Land, N. V., the American Fisheries Co. burned out; loss, $5(10.000. Riot: 7 nonunion miners killed at Carterville, Ills. IS. Fire: Farnham, N. V., the business section wiped out; loss over $250,000. 19. Fire: At Lowville, N. V., over $250,000 loss in a lumber plant fire. Disaster: 30 lives lost in the burning of the passenger steamer Montoji on Magdalena riv er, Colombia. Obituary: Charles Patrick Daly, noted justice in New York city; aged S3. 20. Fire: At Hegeswich, Ills.; loss, $150,000. Earthquake: 1.000 people reported killed at Aidin, Asi; Minor. Miscellaneous: Harry W. Beaton, the first "sound 1' telegrapher in America, died at Denver at the age of 03. Dreyfus released on a pardon. Obituary: M. Scheurer-Kcstner, former French senator and a strong champion of Dreyfus, in Paris; aged CO. 21. Fire: At Norfolk; loss of $200,000 by the burning of a hospital; 4 deaths. Shipwreck: Loss of the Dominion steamer Scots man in the strait of Belle Isle; 14 passengers drowned. 22. Fire: At Salem, Or.; loss $150,000 by the burning of a planing mill. 23. Accident: 6 killed and 10 Injured in a head on collision on the Bio Grande road at Reno, Colo. Filipino War: A naval force led by the cruiser Charleston bombarded Olangapo, on Subig bay, and captured insurgent works. 24. Personal: Julia Dent Grant married to Prince Cantacuzene at Newport. Obituary: John Sleeper Clarke, noted English comedian, at Surbiton-cn-Thames. 25. Fire: At Tipton, Ind.; $100,000 loss by the burning of a tin plate mill. Obituary: Jared B. Flags, noted American por trait painter, in New York city; aged 90. 27. Obituary: Gen. Henry Heth, noted Confeder ate soldier, in Washington; aged 74. Earthqnake: Island "f Cerara; 5,000 people killed. 2D. Naval and marine parade in New Ynrk bay and Hudson river in honor of Admiral Dewey. Sn. Reception and loving cup presentation to Admiral Dewey by Mayor Van Wyck, followed by a military land parade. Fire: At Little Rock the State Deaf and Dumb Mute institute burned; loss, $160,000. OCTOBER. 1. Fires: At Call. Tex.; loss, $150,000. At Blooming-ton, Ills., 3 buildings burned; loss, $150,000. 2. Fire: At Duqucn, Ark., 51 buildings burned; loss, $250,000. Filipino War: A Filipino attack at Bacoor re pulsed by troops under Gen. Fred Grant. 3. Fires: At Dcs Moines the Masonic temple and other buildings destroyed; loss, $500,000. At Endeavor, Pa.; loss of $500,000 in a lumber yard fire. 5. Obituary: Former U. S. Senator James Har lan, last surviving member of Lincoln's cabi n< t, at Mount Pleasant, la.; aged 79. 9. Fire: Mojave, Cal., wiped out. South African War: President Kruger's ulti matum demanding arbitration and the recall of British re-enforcements from the Cape. 10. Fire: In the business section of New Iberia, La.; loss, $200,000. 11. Expiration of the Boer time limit; armies moved to the Transvaal border. 12. South African War: Boers opened the war by attack on a British armored train. 13. Fires: In Brooklyn; loss $600,000 by the burning of two cotton warehouses. At Has tings, N. V., cable works burned; loss, $125, --000. At Haverstraw, N. V., 2 acres of build ings burned; loss, $200,000. Obituary: Vice Admiral Philip Howard Olomb, British naval officer, inventor and writer, in London; aged 68. 14. Fire: The Loomis sanitarium burned at Lib erty, N. V.; loss, $100,000. Disaster: The sound steamer Nutmeg State burned off Sand's point; several lives lost. South African War: Fighting began at Mafeking. 15. Fire: At Waterloo, la.; loss $100,000. Soutli African War: Boers under Gen. Cronje laid siege to Kimberley. Obituary: Laurence Gronlund, social economist and author, in New York city; aged 53. 16. Sporting: Columbia won the first race orer the Shamrock by 10m. Bs. Obituary: Edward Orton, Ph. D., LL. D., dis tinguished geologist, at Columbus, O.; aged 70. 17. Sporting: Columbia won the second race, the Shamrock breaking her topmast. IS. Obituary: Isaac Bird, a California pioneer orchardist, at Watsonville, sCal.; aged 86. 19. W. H. Appleton, last of the old circle of New York publishers, *n New York city; aged 85. 20. Sporting: The Columbia won her third con secutive victory over the Shamrock by 6m. ISs. Filipino War: Insurgents routed at San Isidro by Gen. Young's command. South African War: Battle at Glencoe; British loss, 211. Gen. Symons mortally wounded. Convention: National meeting of the W. C. T. U. began at Seattle, Wish. 21. Fire Disaster: 14 persona burned to death in their dwellings at Faires, Ala. South African War: Battle of Elandslaagte; British and Boers lost heavily. 25. Grant Allen, the English author, died in London; aged SL 27. Obituary: John Codman Ropes, military his torian, in Boston; aged 63. Gen. Guy V. Henry,'U. S. A., civil war and regular army veteran, in New York city; aged 60. 28. Ottmar Mergenthaler, inventor of the lino type machine, died in Baltimore; aged 45. Sporting: The principal football contests result ed as follows: Columbia 5, Yale 0, at New York; Cornell 5, Princeton 0, at Ithaca; Har vard 22, Carlisle 10, at Cambridge; Chicago 5, Pennsylvania 5, at Chicago. 29. Obituary: Florence Marryatt (Mrs. Francis Lean), English novelist, at Brighton, Eng land; aged 62. M. South African War: BattU Wore Udyimith; 2 British rejrlments and a battery raptured. Mpwnck) Steamer (ieorgo L Col well of I)o --troit, for New York from Fernandina, went to piece* oil Charleston; 12 tailors drowned 81. Fires: At Aberdeen. Wash.| loss $150,000 by the burning of a salmon cannery. At Hack c'ttstown, X. J., the Hackettstown seminary turned; Icm, $300,000. NOVEMBER. 1. Shipwnik: Off Cape Homain, S. C, KhoOwJi William M. Bird lost and fl (tailor* drowned. 4. Fires: In Kansas City Jones' department Store and the St. James hot*! burned; HCO,OM. At Waukeiran, Ills., the plant of Urn American Steel and Wire company d.im iK>'d to the extent ol fI'KI.OOO. Bportiac: Harvard scored 10 to lVnn-nhania 0 at the Cambridxo football contest. 5. Filipino War: Ota. MacArthur'a troops cap tnreil Muif;ilanp after Rliarp nghtinK. B. niipiao War: Gen. Wheaton'a division landed at San Fabian, un Lingayen gulf, undir t!..' enemy's fire. Political: First autonomous government In the Philippine! infilled at Hacnor, island erf Nfgiua, by Urn I", s. iowm general. 7. ShipwrKk: The V. S. cndMt < har!.>t.in 1 .^t off Urn nort Invest COMt "f Luzon. 9. (Ire: A $250,(.»O0 blaze at MlllUlllh S<.u!li African War: Sevi ro li^litin^ at l.ady- SMiitll. Peraooal: Admin] d'or^e Dewey BMirted t> Mr-;. Mililrtd Hazen at VaridagtOM 11. Sporting: l'rinreton scored II to Car.i-!.- In ilians 0 in a football contest at Hew \\>rk. At r.ist.in Lafayette Kond fl to Cornell 5. Indian Trooblca: O Navajoca and 1 white killi'd in .1 battle betwaea Indians and settlers n. jr Walton Station, A. T. U. Kire: At Montreal; los.i, $Si)i).IXX). Venezuelan War: Puerto Cabello surriMid.Trl t . Gen. Castro after a battle in which >H Wl r. killed and wounded. Filipino War: Sharp fight at San Ja.into; Ma jor J,.)n> A. Logan killeil at the bead of his battalion. 13. (H.ituary: Col Henry Ininan, v.teran of the regular army and the civil war, author of the "Old Santa Fe Trail," at Tupcka; aged tt M. Obituary: Dr. Moritz Boacfc, biographer of Bimiartk, at I.cipsic; apod 78. IG. War In Colombia: Conclusion of a two days' battle at Bocarananga in which 1,000 rebels wore killed and '2,000 wounded. 17. Fire: The Hamburg-American liner Patria abandoned to the flames in the North sea. Obituary: CoL Lawrence Kip, veteran of the civil war and a noted turfman, in New York til;.-; aged S3. 18. Sporting: The Yale Harvard annual football game ended in a draw at Cambridge. 19. Accident: C killed anil 4 seriously injured in a wreck on the Chicago, St. Paul, IMaaeapo 11s and Omaha railroad at Ilumboldt. 8 D, South African War: Boers repolaed by the Brit ish at Kstcourt. Obituary: Sir William Damon, noted Canadian educator and geologist, at Montreal; aged M. 20. Filipino War: Gen. Mac Arthur's troops ent.-r cd Pagupan, the northern terminus of the Manila railway. Personal: Kmperor William arrived at Windsor castle, the guest of Queen Victoria. 21. Obituary: Garret A. Hobart, vice president of the United States, at Patcrson, N. J.; aged 53. 22. Accident: 4 killed in a rear end collision be tween a limited passenger and a freight train on the Baltimore and Ohio near McCool, Ind. 23. Obituary: I'rof. Miuskowski, an authority on political economy and international law in the University of Leipsic, at Leipsic; aged Cl. Fire: The Husted elevator burned at Buffalo; loss about ¥150,00*1. South African War: Battle at Belmont, south of Kimberley; British losd, 220. The Sudan: Gen. Wingate, with an Kgyptian force, defeated the dervishes near Dreifissa, on the line of the Nile, killing 400, including the khalifa. 24. Fire: At Detroit; loss, $360,000. 25. South African War: Battle at Onm Pan Hills, north of Belmont, lasting four hours. Gen. Methuen's column lust heavily. Sporting: Princeton defeated Vale at football at New Haven; score, Princeton 11, Yale 10. Obituary: Rev. Robert I.owry, author of several very popular hymns, at Plainfield, N. J.; aged 73. 26. South African War: Great Britain formally notified th.j powers of tho state of war re sulting from Boer invasion of British terri tory. Filipino War: Gen. Hughes captured Passi, in ll'.ilo, driving the insurgents to the moun tains. Wallace Ross, once ranked as the greaUat oars man of the world, died in f-omfnn; aged 4'_" 27. Obituary: Charles Cogfalan, the actor, at Galveston; aged 66. 28. South African War: A ten hours' battle at lfodder river; British kiss, 445, including Qen. Methuen, wounded. Muj. Scott Turner led a sortie from Kimberley and was killed, with 22 of his men. Casualties to date on the British side, 4,180. Obituary: Countess of Castij;lione, noted beauty of the second empire and charmer of Napoleon 111, in Paris. Financial Troubles: Harper & Bros.' publishing house turned over to the agent of its cred itors, with liabilities of $5,500,000. 29. Fires: In Philadelphia Lippincott's publish ing house and a department store and other concerns burned out; loss, $1,250,000. New.Athens (O.) Franklin college destroyed. Accident: 0 killed and 20 injured in a wreck on the IX, L. and W. at Patrrson, N. J. 30. Sporting: Pennsylvania defeated Cornell 29 to oat Philadelphia. The Carlisle Indians scor ed 45 to Columbia 0 in the Thanksgiving foot ball game in New York. DECEMBER. 2. Sporting: West Point scored 17 to Anrapolit 5 at Philadelphia. Obituary: John Inslee Blair, multimillionaire and coal and railroad magnate, at itlairstown, N. J.; aged 1)7. 3. Fire: At Clinton, Mass.; loss, $150,000. by the burning of a theater. Storms: First wintry weather of the season; snow in the northwest. 4. Political: Opening of the 56th congress. Filipino War: Gen. Young's column reached Tagudin, which GOC Filipinos abandoned on his approach. Accident: C passengers killed and 3 seriously in jured In a rear end collision on the Denver and Rio Grande near Salida, Colo. The Molineux murder trial opened in New York. 5. Political: The president's message read in both houses. Fire: At Meridian, Miss.; loss, $250,000. Obituary: Monroe Leland May ward, L\ S. sen ator elect from Nebraska, at Nebraska City; aged 50. Filipino War: 200 Americans repulsed 800 Fili pinos at Vigan. Shipwreck: 16 persons wounded by the wreck of the Niagara off Long Point, Lake Erie. 7. Disasters: In the burning of a hosiery factory at Heading, Pa., 3 operatives were kilied ami 50 injured. At Sunaeytown, Pa., 4 workman ■were killed by the blowing up of a powder mill. South African War: Boer raiders cut the railway end telegraph at Gras Pan, in rear of Gen. Methuen's column. Obituary: Gen. Henry Hayes Lockwood, a reg ular army and civil war veteran, in Wash ington; aged S5. James P. Reed, once cham pion checker player of the world, at Pitts burg. 8. South African War: 2 Boer guns destroyed and 1 captured by British sortie at Lady smit!.. 9. South African War: Gen. Gatacre attacked Stormberg and waa repulsed with heavy low in killed, wounded and missing-. Explosion: 32 lives lost in an explosion mt the Carbonado mine, Washington. ' 19. Fires: At Augusta, Ga., Arlington hotel and Masonic temple destroyed. At Enfleld, N. H.; loss, $100,000. 11. South African War: British attack at Modder river repulsed with heavy loss, includingiOtn. A. G. Wauchope, killed. Obituary: Gen. Edward Ferrero, civil war Vet eran, in New. York city; age<J 69. 13. Personal: Gen. Leonard Wood,appointed com mander of the military division of Cuba. 15. South African War: In attempting to«cross Tugela river Gen. Bullet's column was re pulsed with heavy loss; 11 guns fell into the hands of the Boers. 17. South African War: Lord Roberts ordered to South Africa to take command; 50,000 troop* added to the forces in the field. Obituary: Lieut Thomas M. Brumby, Dtwey's flag lieutenant at the battle of Manila, in Washington.