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THE SEMI-WEEK LY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
HISTORY OF 1916
TOLD IN BRIEF
Most Important Events of tho
Last Year Set Forth.
PROGRESS OF EUROPEAN WAR
Chief Developments In the Mighty
Conflict of Nations Political and
Other Happenings In tho
COMPILED BY E. W. PICKARD.
Jan. 1. Nows rccclvod of torpedoing of
P. & O. liner Persia In Mediterranean;
about 250 lost. Including R. N. McNcoly,
U. 8. consul at Aden.
Jan. 6. British conscription bill passed
first reading and threo cabinet members
Italian steamer carrying Montenegrin
recruits from U. 8. sunk by mine In tho
Adriatic; 200 lost.
Jan. 7. Germany promised U. 8. Its sub
marines would observe rules of clvlllzod
Jan. 9,-Brltlsh battleship Edward VII
sunk by mine.
Jan, 11. Austrlans captured Lovcen,
Jan. 13. Austrian cruiser sunk by
Jan. H. Many documents connecting
Von Papen with alleged war plots In U,
S. taken from htm by British, turned
over to American embassy,
KcnnnnBlinh, Persia, occupied by Turks.
Jan, IS. Russians renewed general at
tack on Austrlnn front.
. Austrlans took Cetlnto nnd pursued
Montenegrins toward Albania,
Jan, 21, Austrian liydroplnnn and tor
pedo boat sunk by British submarlno In
Jan, 22. Austria Issued ultimatum to
Montenegro to surrender or face anni
hilation. Jan. 21. Scutari occupied by Austrlans.
Jan, 29. Twenty-four killed In Zoppelln
tald on Paris.
Germans took nearly a mllo of French
trenches cast of Snuchcs.
Jan, 20. Another Zoppelln raid made on
Jan. SI. Several Zeppelins made raid
over Midland and northeast counties of
England; 07 persons killed.
Feb, 1. Urltlsli liner Appam, In chargo
Of nrlxo crew from German commerce
raider Moowo, arrived at Norfolk with'
captives rrom seven otnor vessels,
Collier Franz Flschor sunk by bomb
from Zeppolln: 13 lost.
Feb. 2, Porslan nrmy defeated Hussions
marching on Teheran,
, Zeppelin lost In North sea and crew
Feb. 8. French aviators attacked
city of Smyrna, killing 200.
President Wilson accepted Gormany's
memorandum of settlement of Lusltanla
case, both sides yielding ground.
Fob. 0. Germans took 800 yards of
French trenches near Vlmy,
U. 8. demandod from Austria apology
and reparation for attack on Potrollte.
French cruiser Amlra! Charnlcr tor
pedoed and sunk) 374 lost.
Fob, 16, Hussions under Grand Duko
Nicholas captured Erzorum,
Feb. 21. Gorman attack on Verdun be
gan. Feb. 24. Germans captured villages
within big gun range of Verdun.
Austria nnnounced sinking of Italian
transport loaded with soldlors by bomb
Fob, 26, liYonch checked somewhat
German drlvo on Verdun.
Russians took Kormannhah, Persia, by
Austrlans ontorod Durazzo, Italians re
tiring, French cruiser Provence sunk In Medi
terranean; 3,130 lost
. Feb. 27. Urltlsli steamer Maloja sunk
by mlno: 174 lost.
rob, 29. Italian government soiled 31
Interned German steamers.
German commerco raider Grolf nnd
British cruiser Alcantara sunk In North
sea fight; 2C4 lost.
March 3. Germans drovo through vil
lage of Dounumont nnd beyond,
Russians took Ultlls. Armenia, by as
sault U. 8, senate relected resolution warn
ing Americans off armed shins.
March 5. French checked second Ger
man Infnntrv attack mi Vnnlnn
Two Zeppollns raided northeast coast of
js,ngianu; n aiuou.
March 0. Germans began now drive on
Verdun, cantnrlnir vlllacn of Fornrns.
Maroh 7. Gormans made further gains
at Viirdun at tremendous cost.
U, B. houso of roprosentatlvei tabled
resolution warning Amorlcans off armed
ninrcn. . ucrmany declared war on
March 10. Russians advanced to within
30 miles of Troblzond. Turks and Germans
evacuated Innahnn. Persia.
March 14. Hnllans started big offonslvo
along wnniu Aumriun Irani,
March 19. Gnrinanii remitsnd irynMi nt
tacks, at Ie Mort Homme and captured
trenches from Urltlsli nt Vermollcs,
. iwarcn io,-nquntiron or French, and Brit
Ish alrnlanes bombed Zeohrutrir, iIa.ipkv.
lng much property nnd killing many per-
mnrcn ai. ucrinans nniiea at Verdun.
Russians gained against Germans ami
Austrlans In Poland and Gallcla; nnd took
Isnahan. canltal of Persia.
March 22. Austrlans ovneuated Crerno
wlts nnd Buknwlna,
March 24. French bombarded Gwvmnn
yimiiiuna ill itiuiuiicoiin nnn AVOCOllrt.
urittsn cunnnoi steamer Sussex and
British stoamor Englishman torpedood
wiuiuui wuruiii),, JtiuorilWMB on ootn.
Entcnta allies rejected Lnnsing'B pro
point to disarm merchantmen.
warcn si.-ureat uerman nttaelc
ITnucoiirt-Mamncourt front renuin,.,!
March 29. British stonmer Engio Point
one American aboard, torpedoed without
Gormun aerlnl attack on finlonlkl allied
March Sd.-Gormnns attacked with llnuld
fire near Verdun hut wero rcpulsod.
Germans torpedoed Russian hosnltnl
ship in Black sea; 115 lost ,,0ritai
March 31. -Germans took village of Mn
lancourt near Verdun, at terrino cost.
Five Zeppelins raided eastern counties
of ISnclund, killing S3; one Zeppelin de
stroyed, April l.-Slxtecn killed In Zeppelin raid
April 2,-Zenpcllns raldod England nnd
Scotland, killing ten.
April 3. Entente allies In noto to U 8
upheld their right to search parcel post '
April 4,-Frenoh repulsed fierce Gorman
attack south of Douuumont
Urltlsli llnnr Zent torpedoed without
warning: 43 lost
April 10. French lost. BOO yards nanr
Dead Man hill at Verdun and then re
pulsed tremendous attack i losses were
April It-French .retook trenches nt
Verdun after terrino bnttle.
April 18. Russians captured Troblzond.
April 19 President Wilson sent ultima
tum to Germany on submarlno question
and told congress In joint session.
April 20. Big forces of Russians landed
April 27. Ilrltlnh battleship Russell sunk
by mlno In Mediterranean: 154 Inst
April 29-General Townshond nnd 10.000
Airman Burromiurcu ui turns at itut-ei
m May 1,-Brltlsh steamer Iiendonhnll. la
den with wheat for Belgian relief, sunk
by German submarine.
JCiiy 2. Five German airships raided
coasts of England and Bcollnnd.
Belgian relief ship Frldlnnd sunk by
May B-Gormany's reply, received .In
Washington, promised compliance with
laws of warfare In submarine operations,
with covert throat to resume formur rnrth.
ods unless America persuades England to
lift starvation hlocksdo.
May 8. -President Wilson told German v
tir relations with Britain could not enter
n cnt-rverBV wnn rionin,
Paris reported great Gorman attacks at
Liner Cymric, carrying munitions, tor
pedoed and sunk; 6 lost.
May 10. Berlin admitted Sussex was tor
pedoed by German submarine.
May lf.-Dutch steamer Batuvlor V
blown up; one American killed.
May 20,-Ocrman seaplanes raided Eng
lish east coast.
Austrlans made decided gains Against
Italians, crossing tlio border near VI
conza. May 3G.-Brlttsh steamship Washington
sunk by submarlno.
May 31. Austrlans reports capture of
Aslago nnd Arslero. , .
Great naval battle In North sea, British
losing 14 vnssels and Germans 18.
June C Karl Kltchonor nnd staff lost
whon cruiser Ilnmpshlro was blown up In
Juno 7. Gormans took Fort Vaux by
Austrlans In Tyrol repulsed by Italians
with heavy losses.
Russians reenptured I.utsk fortress.
June 17. Russians captured Czornowltz.
capital of Bukowlna. ,
Juno 20,-Russlans split Austrian Buko
wlna nrmy and occupied Zndova, Htrog
nletz und Ollboka.
June 25. Two Austrian transports, lond
od with troops, sunk In Durazzo harbor by
June 27,-Itnllans recaptured Poslna and
Juno 2S.-U, 8, nolo to Austria demand
ing npology for attack on Petrolllo pub
lished. Juno SO.-Russlans routed Austrlans In
cast Oallcla and took Kolomea.
July 1. Allies began great offonslvo on
west front, making big gnlns on both
sides of River fiommo.
July 3. French captured a number of
towns In drive toward Pnronne.
British took I-a Bolssello.
July 6. French curried by storm German
second line near Peronne.
Turks announced reenpture of Kcrman
shah from Russians.
July . Russians again routed AuBtrlans
In Gallcla. . .
David Lloyd-acorgo mndo British sec
retary of war. , ,
July 9. French, took Blache, closo to
German submarine Dcutechland arrived
July 13, aormans opened seventh great
assault on Verdun. '
Julv IB. Italians cantured Vnnzl. In Po
Russinns canturca uaiourt. Armenia, oy
Germnnn took I.a Maisonnette ana ui-
aches, In Sommo sector.
July 18. uormnns opened llorco counter
attack on British, with gns shells, win
ning nt Longuovni anil Doivmo wooa.
IlrlllHli lilnrttllntoil Inrira number of
Amur lean Individuals and linns for deal
ing with tho Germans.
.Tnlv 2.T Tlritlsh renewed terr lie urlVO
In fjomtno region, entering Pozlores.
July '-' -Russians captured Erzingan,
Armenia. . .,
Julv 2s. Russians captured iirooy. uan-
clan railroad center; smashed Teuton first
lino west of l.utsK, nnu drovo uacit von
I.insingcn in voiiiyma.
Antr. 8. Russians smashed through Teu
ton lines on 16-mlIo front In Gallcla.
Turks captured Bltlls and mush.
Aug. 9. Italians captured Gorltz,
Zoppollns raided English and Scotch
Aug. 13. Russians took M.ooo men in
Turks beat British east of Buck canal
and In Mesopotamia.
Aug. IS, Russians enpturca .lamonuzn,
In tho Carpathians, nnd plorccd now Tou
lon lines on Lemberg front.
Aug. 19. Two British cruisers, one Gor
man battleship and ono German subma
rlno lost In North sea action.
Br tlsh swept aormnns back on u-miie
front In Sommo sector,
Auc. 24. British advanced south of
Thlopval, and French took Mnurepas,
uussinns recupturou niusu, Armenia, aim
reported big. victory near Rachta.
Kennel ns raiuca cast coast oi Mngiana:
killing eight. ...
Aug, Z7. itaiy uociarea war on uor-
ninny. . ,
ltoumanui aeciarca war on Ausina-xiun-
AUg. . unrmany ueciareu war on now-
Auir. 29. Itlndenburg mndo German chief
of staff In place of Fnlkenhayn.
Aug. 30. uoumnnians rooic ivronstani
and other Transylvnnlan towns.
Aug. 31. lcoumanintm seized itustcnuK,
Bulgaria, and more Hungarian towns.
Sept. 2. Zeppelins raided England, one
flont. 4. Dnr-es-Salaam. chief town of
Germnn East Africa, taken by British.
Sept. 7, rontons iook Roumanian ror
tress of Turtukal,
Sept. 8. Teutons and Bulgnrs took Do
brlc, Roumanln. . .
Sept, 10. Germans nnd Bulgarians enp
tured Roumanian fortress of Slllstrla.
Sept. 11, Allies began new offonslvo In
Balkans, crottstng tho Struma.
Sept. 15. Allien smashed German third
lino In Sommo sector, advanced five miles
nnd took thrco towns. British used terri
ble now armored cars.
Sorbs drovo Bulgara back ton miles nnd
British and French advanced in Balkans.
Sept. 1(1. Roumanians and Russians
crusliod In the Dobrudja.
Sept. 17. British took "Danube trench."
Moun.net fortified farm and 1,000 yards qf
Gorman trenches north of Courcolotto.
aerinann, sank French transport tilled
Bent. 18. Fronoh cantured Donlccourt
Allies routed Bulgars In Macedonia nnd
ennturcil ! Inrlna.
Sopt. 19. Teutons drovo Russians back
over HtolUioil river.
Sept. 23. Zoppollns raided England,
killing 70; one Zeppelin destroyed and ono
enpturca. .. .
Sept. i!T. Zeppelins again raldod Eng
In ml lillllnir 30.
Sept. 20,-AngIo-Fronch forces took Com-
bins nnu Tiuopvni imor irrruio ugniing,
Sept. 2S. Vonlzolos nnd Admiral Coun
dourlotls Issued proclamation of provision
al govormnont for Greece.
Oct. l.-Brltlsh took 3,000 yards of Ger
iiinn Ironehes closo to Banaumo.
Zeppelins raided Englnnd; ono destroyed.
Knrlilans routed Bulgnrs In Macedonia.
Oct. 2 Houmunlnns crossod tho Danube
Oct. 4. Allies mndo great ndvanccs on
nntirn linn In Macedonia.
Invading Roumanians forced out of Bul
garia. Allied transport Gallia torpedoed; COS
net. 8. Gorman submarine U-E3 nnnir
e!vn vnssela off U. 8. coast.
Germans recapturoa jironstnat. Transyl-
Oct. 9.-Sorblans forced crossing of Cerna
rlvor In Macodnnla.
Oot 10, Italians resumed advance on
TriMtn tuklnir S.000 Austrlans.
Oct 11. Groek Hoot turned oyer to allien
on tholr aemanu anu largely aismantled.
rTAiiinnn DOKiin iiivnsiun ui liiiiiinumti
net. 15. French captured Snlllv-H.iliiini
nrtti nt thn Homme.
ii,t 13 Cunnrd liner Alaunla snnlf t,u
mlno In English chnnnel; part of crew
Oct 20. Roumanians won on Transyl
vnnln frontier but lost In Dobrudta
rttiHHlAii battleshln Ininerntrltm Mnrin
destroyed by Interior explosion; 200 lost
Oct. 23. Teutons caplurQd Constnnsn,
jvouintiiuiiii uiuuii ruiv iiiri.
Oot. 24. French Btnashod Gorman line
nt Vtinlun. tnklnc Dounumont fort nml
Oct. Teutons occupiea uzornavoan
una tun vutenn pass. Koumnma.
uct. zs.Teutons took uuinpuiung, north
em Key 10 uucnurcsi.
Greek stoamor torpedoed: 200 lost.
Steamer Marina torpedoed without warn
in it. a numtior or Americans lost.
Nov. 2. Germans evacuated Fort
Vaux, Verdun front,
Nov. (.Germany und Austria proalulm
od autonomy of Poland.
..No. 0. Von Mackensen forced back In
P. & O. liner Arabia sunk by subma
rlno In Mediterranean.
Nov. 8,-Amnrloun steamor Columbian
sunk by sutinrirlne.
Nov. 13. Battle of the Ancre opened.
British capturing five miles of positions
nnu lures strong towns.
Nov. 19. Allies captured Mo n tint I r.
Nov. SO. Allies ordered diplomats of
central ivowois to leave Greece.
Nov. 21. Teutons took Crala'a. Rou
mnnlan rail and military center.
Nov. 22. Ministers of central powers left
I.lncr Britannic, hospital ship, sunk by
mlno In tho Aegean; 24 lost.
Nov 24, Teutons occupied Orsova and
Turnu Sovcrln. ,
Nov. 25 Provisional government of
Greoco declared war on Ihilirnrln.
Entento allies demanded Grteco deliver
us arms ana munitions.
Roumanian armies in Wnllnehln rnutd.
Nov. 2f. Teutons captured Alt river )Iq
Germnn airships raided England; two
Nov. 28. -American steamer Chemung
sunk by German submarine; crew saved.
Nov. 29. Sir John It Jelllcoe was made
first sea lord of the admiralty and Sir
David Beatty, commander of the grand
Fnlkenhayn raptured Pltochtl. Rouman
ian railway renter, and Kampulung.
Italian stoamor Palermo torpedoed off
Spain, 23 Americans aboard.
Nov. 30. Teutons opened battle for Bu
chnrost. Oreece refused demands of Admiral du
Fournet nnd allies prepared to Belzo
Athens, landing troops nt Piraeus.
Dec. 1. Allies marched on Athens;
French sailors and Greek reservists
Dec. 2. Germans pressed closer on Bu
charest, while Russians attacked desper
ately In the wooded Carpathians nnd ulsn
seized Czernnvoda bridge.
Greoco and allies reached compromise.
German relclistag passed "man power"
Announcement mado In duma that al
lies had ngrcodito give .Constantinople to
RtiSBla If entento wins war,
Deo. 4, Teutons Logan shblllng of Bu
charest. Germnn submarines shelled Funchal,
capital of tho Madolni Islands.
Dec. G. Prornlor Asqulth of England re
signed. Dec. C Bucharest nnd Plocscl takon by
Lloyd-George appointed premier of
Allies protested to clvlllzod world
against deportation of Belgians.
Doc. 8-U. 8. protested to Germany
against deportation of Belgians.
Dec 10. Uoyd-Georgo announced his
Russians and Roumanians had successes
In Trotus valley nnd cast of Ploechtl.
Dec. 11. Germans levied hugo taxes on
captured Roumanian cities,
Dec. 12. Germany offered to discuss
peace terms with tho entento allies.
General Nlvello made commnndor In
chief of tho French armies of the north
King of Greece ordered n general mobl
llzntlon. Germnny answered American note by
defending deportation of Belgians.
'Dec. 13. Greek regulars took Katerlna
from the French.
Archduko Carl Stephen of Austria se
lected ns regent of Poland.
Oormany In reply to U. 8. Justified
sinking of American steamer Lnnao.
Doc. 14,-Great Britain called 1,000,000
more niori to arms.
Franco decided to prohibit alcoholic
drinks except wlno nnd bocr.
British horso transport sunk by sub
marlno In Mediterranean: 17 Americans
Dec. 15. French enntured wide stretch
of Germnn tronchos nenr Verdun.
Russian duma rejected German neaco
ureeco nccopteii ultimatum of the en
uoc. it. Kronen orovo uormans from
Chnmbrettos farm, Verdun front.
Roumuman army suro beiiinu Russian
Dec. 19. Premier Iloyd-George reol ed
to Germany's poaco proposals, virtually
refusing to consider them.
Dec. 20. violont bombardment of Eng
lish positions In Franco.
uec. z. Russians attackca Turkish po
sitions In Armenia.
Turkey, commlttod sulcluo.
March 22. Olllclal mandatn nnnounced
abandonment of Chlneso monarchy and
resumption of republic, and rejection of
emperorship by Yuan Shi Knl who re
April 18. Sir Roger Casement captured
nnd .Gorman ship sunk whllo landing arms
in iroiinu xor uprising.
April 24. Sinn Fein rebels seized parts
of Dublin und serious lighting followed.
April w. Aiain uoay of lrisu rebels sur
May 2. Prosldcnt Jlmlnoz of Dominican
May 3, Pearso, Clark and MacDonagh,
lenders of Irish revolt, executed.
May C Fighting broke out In Santo Do
mingo; Amorlcnn marines landed.
way iz. James uonnony nnu jonn mo
Dermott, Irish rebels, executed.
Juno C Yuan LI Ilunir became nrcsl-
dont of China.
Juno 29. Casement convicted of treason
and sentenced to death.
July 1. u. ti. marines routed 230 Santo
Domingo rebels, killing' 27 and losing one
Sent 20. China appealed for aid for
million peoplo driven out by great Hoods,
Sopt. 30. Emporor LldJ Jeassu of Abys
sinia deposed; Oulzcro-Zeodltu proclaimed
amnross of Ethlonla.
uct. 4. uen. uouni 'icraucni maua pre
mier of Janun.
Oct 21. Count Cnrl Stuorgkh. Austrian
premier. assnsBlnatcd by Vienna editor.
uot. 24. two American oiuccrs khiou by
Nov. 22. Knrl Franz nroclalmed cmneror
commander In Snnto Domingo, proclaimed
n military uovernmciu or mat country.
uao. . I'nno crenieu tn now cardinals.
Dec. 14. Denmark voted to sell Danish
West Indies to United States.
Edmund Schulthess clocted president of
Jan. 10. Nineteen foreigners, noarly all
Americans, wore murdered by Moxlcuu
bandits near Chihuahua.
Jan. 12. Lans ng demandod that Car
ranza Diinlsh slavers of Amorlcans.
March 0. Nino American civilians and
olght soldiers killed nnd several wounded
wliun villa uandlts raided Columbus, n.
M. Many raiders slain on both Hides of
border lv soldlors. I'resiuont Wilson or
dered uencrui Funston to pursue and pun
March 10. l'resldont Wilson ordered d.-
000 troops into Mexico to get Villa.
villa s men raiuea our Arizona rnnen.
March 12. First trooos entered Mexico
in pursuit or vina.
March 14. u. h. army raised to wnr
strength of 119,000 men for campaign
against Villa. Halt million cartridges for
carranzn army soizeu at uougias, Ariz,
juarcn iu. 1' irsi ciasn uoiween vina out
posts nnd American expedition. Haven
March 17. Carranza forbade American
troops pursuing Villa to enter Mexican
U, H. senate passed resolution declaring
tho United States did not Intend to In
torveno In Moxlco.
March 27. -capture or 'rorreon by Vlllls-
March 23. Concrcss aDDronrlated XS.GOA..
000 for Mexican expedition.
Mnrch 29. Carranza cranted us nf
Mexican Northwestern railroad to U. 8.
for shipment or supplies.
Dodd's cavalry defeated Villa forces
at Guerrero, killing 00: one.U. 8. soldier
mortally wounded. Villa seriously wound
Anrll 1. U. S. cavalry dafeatod Vllllstn
detachment north of Guerrero, killing 30.
April is, u. a. troops uuncKca Dy war
runza troops nnd citizens of Parral; two
Americana mm w aiuAii-uiiH iiiiiqu.
Anrll 13, carranza uomnnueu withdraw-
al of U. 8. troops from Moxlco,
April 18.-Pursult of Villa nt standstill
bocause of hostility of Carranzlstas;
April 29. Generals Scott. Funston nnd
Obregou conferred on Mexican situation.
Mny 6. vina oanmts raiuou uienn
Springs. Tex., killing three U, 8. soldlors
and n boy.
Major Howze with six troops of cavalry
routed Vllllstn band at OJos Asules, killing
May St. President Wilson ordorcd mlll
tla of Toxas, New Mexico nnd Arizona
and 4 ,W0 mora regulars to Mexican bor
der. Mny n.-Amerlcan-MexIcan border con
feronco endod finitely.
Curtis Bayles. American farmer, hilled
by Mexican rnldcrs near Mercedes, Tex.
May 26. Poolo ranch In Big Bend coun
try, Texas, agnln raided by Mexicans.
Candelnrlo Cervantes. VlllUta leader
killed liv American ttoous.
May SI. Carransa demanded withdrawal
of American troops from Mexico on peril
nt rn,nnrsA tn firms
Juno 17. uenerni l'aruer rushed n n
fnrcemonts to American troons In Mnvlivi
Juno 18. war department ordered alt
ntatn mllltla mobilized.
Fourtn punitive expedition withdrawn
Carranza soldiers at Mazatlai) fired on
American tanuiuK mi7.
Juno 20. General Funston called for at
least 50.000 troops for border service.
u. h. Biinrpiy reiuseu 10 wnnaraw troops
Jnnn St. Detnrhment of American cav
alry attarked by Carranza troops at Car
rlzal, 12 being Killed. Mexican losses In
cluded Gen. Felix Gomez.
June 23.-House granted uso or state
mllltla ns federal soldiers.
Secretary Baker ordered all mllltla to
border as quickly as possible
June 25. President Wilson demanded
that Mexico releaso captured troopers.
jurvo 2. Administration rejecieu pian
for mediation with Mexico.
Scnato nnssed bill for drafting mllltla
Into fednrul service.
Juno 29. Twenty-three troopers taken at
Cnrrlzal released by Mexico.
i'crsning s column uegan retiring norm
wards. July 6. War department called out reg
ular army reserves to fill new regiments.
July 13. President Wilson raised em
bargo on food for Mexico.
July 28. U. S, accepted Carranza's plan
for Joint commission.
Aug, 12. War department ordered 32,000
moro stnto troops to border.
Aug. 22. Secretary Lnno. Judge George
Gray and Dr. J R. Mott named as Mexi
can settlement commission.
Aug. 30. President ordered 21,000 troops
back from Mexican border.
Sept. C American nnd Mexican commis
sioners becran sessions at Now London.
Nov. 24. Amorlcnn-Mfixlcnn commission
signed protocol for withdrawal of Ameri
can troops ana patrol or border.
inov. a. vina captured uninuanua uity.
Dec. 2. Villa driven from Chihuahua
City by Carranza forces.
Dee. 6. I'arrai recaptured by carranza
Dec. 12. Carranza troon trnln hlnwn tin
by Vllllstaa; 200 killed or Injured.
Jan. 2. Associate Justlcn J. It. Limnr.
U. 8. Supreme court, at Washington.
Jan. 3. Gen. G. M. Dndire. Civil wnr
hero and railroad builder, nt Council
uoi. 11. t. van Horn, rounder of the
Knnsas City Journal at Kansas City.
Jan. . jintinow w. I'inKorcon. at cni-
Charles W. KnaDD. veteran nawsnaDer
man, nt Now York.
Jnn. S. Rt. Rov. Richard Scannell, Cath
olic bishop of Omaha.
Ada Jtchnn, actress, at New York,
Jan. 13. Vlctorlano Huerta. former pro
visional president of Mexico, at El Paso.
Jan. 17. Hon. Arnold Money, former
British postmaster general.
jennnetto l. under, author ana editor.
at Now York. 1
Jan. 2.1. Samuel B. Chamberlain, mib-
Usher of Boston Amorlcnn.
Jan. 30. Sir Clements R. Mnrkham. fa
mous explorer, nt London.
Fob. 7. Col. W, P. Hepburn, former con
gressman, nt Clarlnda, la.
Fob. 12. J, T. Trowbridge, author, at
Feb. 20.-Dr. Henry B. Favlll, of Chi
cago, prominent physician and publicist.
l'ci, 24. Admiral von roni, at uerun.
Feb. 28.-IIenry James, author. In Lon
March 2. Queen Mother Elizabeth of
Roumanla (Carmen Sylva).
.Moynot-buny, ramous actor, at I'ans.
March 4. Brig. Gen. W. Sooy Smith, at
March 7. Rear Admiral Asa walker, u.
S. N.. retired, at Annapolis.
Mnrch 10. Henrv Qasawav Davis, for
mer U. S. senator from West Virginia, at
March 14. U. 8. Senator Benjamin F.
Shlvely of Indiana, nt Wnshlngton.
Aiarcn w. uaruinai uotti, preiect 01 tne
Propaganda at the Vatican, In Romo.
March 25. C. J. Mulligan, sculptor, at
Mnrch 27. xnomas ronco, socretary
Democratic national committee, at Wash
ington. Anrll 1. Nanhtall Luccock. M. E. blshoD
of Montana and Dakota, at La Crosse,
Dr. J. B. Angcii. president emeritus of
University of Michigan.
April 4. George W. Smalloy, veteran
Journalist, In London.
April 7. Georgo W. Colton. former gov
ernor of Porto, Rico, at Washington.
Anr 1 11. R cnard Hard ng Davis, novel
ist, nt Mt.-IClsco. N. Y.
April 14. T, J. Burrlll, famous bacterio
logist and educator, at Urbana, HI.
Anrll 16. George W. Peck, former gov
ernor of Wisconsin, at Milwaukee.
Anr 1 19. Baron von der uoitz. uerman
commandant at Constantinople,
April 30. Earl St. Aldwyn. noted Eng
lish statesman, better known as Sir Mi
Mnv 11. w. A. Gardner, president Chi
cago & Northwestern railway.
May 13. Rryan Latnrop, piuianturopist,
Clara Louise Kellogg, opera star, nt Elp
May 16. Dr, E. N. Cortholl, president
American Society of Civil Englneors, at
Albany. N. Y.
May 28. Rov. Dr. Thlmothy Dwlght. for
mer president of Yale, at New Haven,
May 27. Goneral Oolltenl, at Pnrls.
May 29.-Jaraes J. Hill, nt St. Paul.
May 30. Col. John S. Mpshy, famous
confederate raider. In Wnshlngton.
June 1. Chnrles Sooy Smith, famous civ
il engineer, at New York,
Juno C Yuan Shi Knl, president of
June 9. John R. McLean, owner of
Wnslilncton Post nnd Cincinnati Enaulrer.
Juno 1C. U. S. Senator E. C. Burleigh of
Juno 20. Edward S. Ellis, noted writer
of boys' stories, at unit isiana, mo.
.Tuiv a. Mrs. Hetty Greon at Now York
July 15. Prof. Ello Metchnlkoff, famous
Dncterioiogisi, in i-ario. 1
July 18. James II. Mooro, noted flnan
rl.r n Tjllfn dflllOVn. WlB.
July 22 James Whltcomb Riley, at In-
July 23. Former U,
Pnttursnn nt Denver.
S. Senator T. M.
Sir William Ramsay, famous chemist.
Aug. 7. Vice Admiral Kamlmura of Ja-
Aug. 9. J. M. Thurston; former senator
A. B. Stlcknoy, founder of Chicago Great
rtntint-t nrnu. theatrical manaccr.
Aug. 11. Dr. John B. Murphy, famous
Aug. 14. Qen. Charles J. Palno. Civil
tvnr veteran and yachtsman, at uoston.
Aug. 25. Arciioisnop jonn u. spaiuing,
at reona. 111. .
Aug. si. jonn 1: at. jonn, noieu ito
tiihitinnUt. nt Olatho. Kan.
Sept. s. n. v. reiinypucaor, ex-governor
Hnnt. 4. R. c Kerens, former ambassa
dor to Austria.
Sept, 12. T. L. James, former postmas
ter general, In Now York.
Sept 13. Dr. George IC Hermnn, load
or tn middle West athletics, at Chicago.
Bent, lu. Horace "line, tamous journal
ist, at imow xr.
Hnt. it. aoin ixjw. in new xotk
Sept. 18.-Maj. Gen. Albert L. Mills, U.
8. A., at WnshinBton.
Sept. 19. William J. Calhoun, noted law
yer and diplomat, nt Chicago.
Sept. 27. Rear Admiral C. E. Vrcoland,
U. S. N., retired.
Oct. 1. U. S. 8enntor James P. Clarke
of Arkansas, at Little Rock,
Oct 2. E. S, Lacey. former comptroller
of tho curronoy. at Chicago.
Mrs. Havelock Ellis, noted lecturer on
eugenics, in IiOndon.
Oct. 12. Otto. Insane former king of
Oct 15, Rev. Francis Brown, president
Union Theological seminary, nt New Y'ork.
Oct 18. Eben Eugene Rexford, poet and
author, .. . .
Normal Duncan, author, at Fredonla,
Oct, 25. William M. Chase, noted paint-
r6ct a-Prof. ''Cleveland Abbe, "father
of woather bureau." at Washington.
Oct. 31. "Pastor1' Russell, noted Inde
pendent preacher. ......
Nicholas E. Young, former prestdont Na
tional Baseball leaguo. nt Washington.
Nov. 5. Cardinal Delta Volpo at Rome.
Nov. 12. Dr. Porclvnl Lowell, famous
astronomer, ot Flagstaff. Ariz. '
Nov. 14. Brig. Gen. D. C. Kingman. U.
Nov. 15. Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Che
ney senior bishop ot Reformod Episcopal
church, at Chicago.
Molly Eltlott Seawoll, author, at Wash-
Henr'yk Blenklcwlcx, Polish novelist.
Nov. 18. F. M Lyman, president of the
Quorum of apostles of Mormon church.
Nov. 21.-Franz Josef, emperor of Austria-Hungary.
Dr. Eugene Louis Doyen, noted French
surgeon, at Paris.
Nov. 22. Jack London, author, at Santa
Nov. 24.-Slr Hiram Maxim, noted Inven
tor, In London.
Nov. M. Mrs. Inez Mllholland Bolsse
vnln, noted suffragist, at Los Angeles.
Nov 2T. Entile Verhaeren. Belgian poet.
Dec 3. Sir Francesco Tostl, composer.
Dec 5. John D. Archbold, president of
Standard Oil Co.. nt Tarrytown, N. Y.
George C. Boldt, leading hotel man, In
Herbert D. Polrce, former minister to
Norway, at Portland, Me.
Dec. 6. Hans Rlchtcr, noted Wagnerian
Dec. 10. Flold Marshal Prlnco lwao
Oyoma at Tokyo.
Dec. 13.-J. W. Comyns Cnrr, English
critic nnd dramatist.
Doc, 15. W. C. Nixon, president St
Louis and San Francisco rnllroad,
Dec. 10. Hugo Munstcrberg, professor
of psychology at Harvard,
Deo. 17. Clara Ward, Princess Chlmay,
In Padua. Italy.
Jan. 3. Explosion on oil tanker Aztec
at New York killed ton,-
Jan. 6. Steamor Knnawha sank In Ohio
river; 40 lost.
Jan. 9. Du Pont powder mills at Car
ney's Polnt.N. J., blown up; six killed.
Jnn. 15. u. S. submarlno E-2 blown up
nt Now York navy yard; four killed. 15
Jan. 16. Fire did $10,000,000 damage In
Bergen, Norway, and 31,500,000 damago In
Jan. 17. Fire destroyed most of Wirt,
Jan. 21. Fire at Molde, Norway, did
Jan. 22. Great Northern train wrecked
by avalanche near Corea, Wash.; six
Jan. 28. Otay valley dam near San
Diego. Cat. broke: 50 dead.
Feb. 2. Japanese liner DalJIn sunk In
collision; 1C0 lives lost.
Feb. 3. Canadian parliament building nt
Ottawa destroyed by fire; seven lives lost.
Fob. 1C Threo British steamships, many
lighters and a plor burned at Brooklyn:
Fob. 1C Holland suffered from great
storm and floods.
Fob. 21. Ten killed In wreck on New
Feb. 29. Fifteen men killed by explo
sion In mlno nt Kempton, W. Va.
Mnrch 5. -Spanish steamer Principe do
Asturlas, hit rock and sank oft Brazil; 300
March 22,-Flfteon million dollar fire nt
Nashville, Tenn.. and $5,000,000 fire at Au-
Mnrch 29. Twenty-six killed and many
njurcd In collision on Now York Central
lines nenr Cleveland.
Anrll 17. Six killed. 40 lnlured In wreck
on Now Haven road at Bradford, R. I.
Aitt 10 Tn.n. iln. t -
v , u,,.uca 111 ivuuaus anu xuis-
sourl killed 17.
Anrll 22. More tlinn I.Mn tnnt In rnlllnln,,
between Chinese cruiser and transport.
May 8 Steamer Klrby sank In Lake Su
perior; 20 lost.
May 15. Explosion In Du Pont powder
plant at Glbbstown, N. J., killed 13.
juno z. Tiurteen killed in train wreck at
Juno 4. Waterfront flro nt Ban Francis.
co did $SO0.00O damage.
juno tj. xornadoes Killed 67 In Arkansas
and 49 In other middle Western states.
June 13. Four killed In two-mllllon-dol-lar
fire at Baltimore.
July 4. Elovon killed. 376 hurt In Fourth
of July celebrations.
July 14. U. 8. navy collier Hector sunk
in storm off Charleston, S. C,
juiy :w. iiunareus or usnermen lost In
monsoon off Ceylon coast
July 22. Six killed nnd 40 hurt bv bomb
during San Francisco preparedness pa
Julv 24: Twentv-two men killed hv trim
explosion In a Cleveland water tunnel.
Aug a. Cloudburst In west Virginia re
sulted In nearly 100 deaths.
Aug, 12. Trol ey wreck at Johnstown.
Pa., killed 25.
Aug. 29. U. 8. nrmored cruiser Mem
phis wrecked In Santo Domingo harbor: 41
Sept, 12. Central span of great bridge
over St. Lawrence at Quebec fell; 27
Sept. 18. Great dam near Hannwald.
Bohemia, hurst; 300 dead.
Oct. 26. Nineteen killed In burning of
hospital nt Farnham, Quebec.
Nov. 3. Steamers Connemnra and Ro
trlever sunk by collision In Irish sea; 92
Nov. 7. Fifty lives lost when Boston L
car plunged off bridge.
Nov. 21. Explosion at Bakarltza, Rus
sla. killed 341.
Dec. 1. Sixty-six persons killed In
train collision In Austria.
Dec. 9. Thousand killed hv exnloslon In
Russian ammunition factory.
Doc. 11. Million dollar fire destroyed
Quaker Oats plant nt Peterboro. Ont.
Dec. 13. Canadian torpedo boat Grilse
foundered: 45 lost.
Jan. 1. Prohibition In effect In' Iowa,
Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Arkansas and South Carolina.
Jan. 9. Six New Haven road former
directors ncqultted of violating Sherman
law; jury disagreed as to live.
Feb. 9. Most Rev, Georgo W. Munde
leln instnllod nrchblshon of Chicago.
May 13. Immonso preparedness parado
In New York.
May 27. Forty thousand In Boston pro
May 31. Mrs. J. E. Cowlce. California.
elected president Genornl Federation of
woman s ciuds.
June 3. Immense preparedness parado
Juno 4. Rockefeller education board
gavo $7S9,9S0 to colleges.
Sept. 27. New York-Chicago express on
Michigan Central held up and robbod near
Nov. 10. Rockefeller boards npproprlat
ed $2,000,000 for groat medical and surgl
cal institution In Chicago.
Nov. 15. Wireless service between U. S.
and JnDan oDened.
Nov. 19. Ruth Law broke American non
stopalrplano record, Chicago to Hornet),
Dec. 7. Freight embargo put on ship
ments irom miauie west to Aiiantio son
Dec. 20. Amorlcan Association for the
Advancement of Science met In Now
Jan. 4. Coneress renssemblnd.
Jan. 11. Progressiva national committee
called convention for Juno 7 In Chicago.
Jan. 23. National Prohibition convention
caned ror Jiuy vj in bi. l'aui.
Jan. 25. Prosldont Wilson nominated
Louis D. Brnndels for Supremo court
Feb. 2. House passed antlchlld labor
Feb. 4. Senate passed bill for Indepon
dence of PhtltDnlncs In 2 to 4 venrs.
Feb. 9. Sonata passed houso resolution
making available $GOO.OO0 for re-equlpping
Mare Island and New York navy yards
anu iiouso uiu increaBinn uy suu tno en
trnnce class at naval academy.
Fob. 10. Secretary of War Garrison and
Assistant occreiury urccKinriugo re
Fob. 15. G. T. Mnrye, ambassador to
Feb. 18. Senato ratified Ntcaraguan
canal route treaty.
Feb. S3. Haitian treaty ratified by son-
March 3 J. H. 8hcj of Seymour, Ind
nnmlnnted ambassador to Chllo
March 6. Newton D. Baker of Cleve
land nppolnted secretary of war.
March 22. House passed Hay army re
Mnrch 30. House passed Immigration
bill with literacy test clause.
April 11. House pasv-ed $39,000,000 rivers
ana naroors uiu.
April 18. Senato passod army reorganl
April !!. Japanese imbassador protested
to i'resioeni m"n uuumi oriental ex
elusion Clause ui immiKruuun mil.
April 22. Sennte passed house bill re
pealing free sugar law.
April 28 Henrv Morgenthau resigned n
.inimMulor to Turkey.
April 30. - Socialist Labor party noml
nated Arthur k. llMmer nf Ttoslnn for
president and Caleb Harrison of Chicago
lOT VllC JlcaiuQili.
Mny l.-IIouse rejected bill pledging
withdrawal from Philippines within defl
Mny f. Senate rejected nomination of
G. Rublco of N. II. ns member federal
May 17. Sennte passed nrmy bill.
House passed $51,000,000 flood control bill.
Mrtv 20 House passed W.OUO.OOO ship
Houso passed army bill.
May 20. Senato passed rivers and har
Juno 1. Louis D. Brnndels confirmed as
associate Justice of Supremo court
Juno 2. House passed naval appropria
June 7. Republican nnd Progressive na
tional conventions opened In Chicago.
June 10. Charles Evnns Hughes nomi
nated for president by Republican con
vention. June 10. Theodore Roosevelt nominated'
Juno 14. Democratic convention opened
at St. Louis.
June 16. Wilson and Marshall renomi
nated by Democrats.
Juno 2C Roosevelt declined Progressive
nomination and Progressive national com
mute Indorsed cnndldacy of Hughes.
Juno 27. Senato passed sundry civil, good
roads nnd ponston bills, carrying totnl ot
Juno 27. W. R. Willcox made chairman
of Republican national committee.
June 2S.-IIouse voted $27,000,000 for Im
mcdlato use of nrmy, and passed goo
July 10. House passed emergency rev
July 12. Senato passed agricultural bill,
July 13. Judgo J. II. Clarke of Ohlo
nomlnntcd for associate Justice U. S. Su
'July 15. Congressman Hay of Virginia
nominated associate Justice II. S. court of
July 18. Abrnm Elkus nominated as am
bassador to Turkey.
July 19. Prohibition national convention
opened In St. Paul, Minn.
July 21. Senate passed navy bill pro
viding for 167 vessels.
Prohibitionists nominated J. Frank Han
ly for president and Ira D. Lnndrtth for
July 27. Senate passed army bill car
Aug. S.-Child labor bill passed by sen
ate. Aug. 15. House passed big navy bill.
Aug. 16. Senate passed bill promising In
dependence to Philippines when Filipinos
nro fit for self-government
Aug. IS. President Wilson vetoed army
Senate passed shipping purchnso bill.
Aug. 19. Federal workmon's compensa
tion act passed by senate. ',
Aug. 25. Houso accepted senate amend
ments to army bill,
Sept. 5. Senate passed emergency rov
enuo bill with reprisal provisions against
Sept. 7. Senato ratified treaty for pur
chnso of Danish West Indies.
Sopt 8. Congress adjourned.
Sept 12. Republicans won In Maine
election. Nov. 7. Wilson and Marshall re-elected
president and vice president of U. 8.
Nov. 10. Count Tarnowsky named Aus
trian ambassador to U. S.
uec. 4. uongress began short session.
Dr. Henry Van Dvke. American nmhns.
sador to the Netherlands; T. A. Thomp
son, minister to Colombia, and W. H.
Hornlbrook, minister to Slam, resigned.
uec. 6. I'resldent Wilson read his mes
sage to congress.
Dec. 14. Sennte nnnscd 1mm irrnMnn Mir
with literacy test clause.
Jan. 7. Rlotlnc strikers looted nnd hurtl
ed East Youngstown, O.
Jan. 19. Ono man killed and five shot
In strlko riot at East Chicago. Ind.
i'eo. 0. uenerni siriKo 01 switchmen on
March C. Wnce Increases nf I8.onO.1VM).
annually granted In soft-coal fields.
April 24, Striking employees of West
Ingliouso Co. rioted in East Pittsburgh,
led by masked woman.
May 2. Fatal strike riots at Carneglo
Steel Works In Brnddock, Pa.
May 9. Chtcaco Garment Workers start.
ed big strike.
May 16. Chtcaco exDress drivers went
July 26. Train service brotherhoods
voted overwhelmingly for a strike.
Aug. 5. Strlko stopped all surface car
tratllc In boroughs of Manhattan, tho
Bronx and Richmond, New York.
Aug. 7. New York street car strlko
Aug. 12. Federal board's mediation In
threatened railway strlko failed.
Aug. 14. President Wilson conferred)
with rati heads and union men.
Aug. 29. Falling to avert rail strike.
President Wilson asked congress to pass
inrce oius to meet situation.
Sept. 1. House passed eight hour rail
road bill, to avort strike.
bopt. s. senate passed eight hour bill.
Sent 6. Strike of subwav. clevnted .nrt
surface railway men In New York.
Sopt. 22. General sympathy strike of
union labor called In Now York.
Sept. 2S. Uenoral strike in New York
Nov. 5. I. W. W. men from Seattle
fought sheriff's posse, at Everett. Wash.:
7 killed. .
Nov. 21. United States Steel corpora
tion announced 10 per cent raise of wages.
Nov. 22. Adamson S-hour law held un-
i-i'uauiuijuuui uy ivuvim juutjo 111 xv-unsas
rxov. a. New isngiana cotton mills
raised wages of employees.
Nov. 29. International Harvester com
pany and many other concerns announced
Nov. SO. Chicago Wholesalers' associa
tion raised wages
Deo. 13. New York carmont workers on
Jan. 6. C. II. Weeghman nnd partners
bought Chicago National league club.
Fob. 25. Charles Ellis won three-cushion
billiard chnmplonshlp from Do Oro.
March 25. Joss Wlllard defeated Frank
Moran at Now Y'ork.
April 12. Baseball season opened.
May 30. Darlo Rcsta In Peugeot car won
Indianapolis 300 mile race,
Juno 17. Syracuse crews won regatta
June 23. Harvard beat Yale In New
June 30. Charles Evans, Jr., Chicago,
won open national golf championship,
Aug. 15. George M. Church retained
Western tennis championship.
Aug. IS. Walter Hagen of Rochester,
N. Y., won Western open golf champion
ship. r Aug. 25.-Mrs. F. C. Letts. Clnclnnntl.
won women's western goir championship
Sept 4. Freddie Welsh defeated Charley
White In 20 rounds. -"aney
Sept 9. Charles Evans, Jr., Chicago
won national amateur golf championship '
Sept 30. Johnny Attkon In a Peugeot
won Astor cup, breaking world's record.
Oct. l.-Boston won American league
Oct. 3.-Brooklyn won National league
Oct. 7.-Aiexn Stirling. Atlanta, won
women's national golf championship
Oct 12.-Boston Red Sox won world's
Oct. H.-Resta won Grand American 250
mllo automobile race at Chicago
Nov. 16. Darlo Resta won Vnnderbllt
cip nt Santa Monica. Cal. vnaeroill
, Nov. 18,-Orand Prix race at Santa Mon
ica. Cal., won; by Altken. Driver Lewis
Jackson and three spectators killed.
Nov, 25.-Ohlo State university won
western confernneo football championship
Jan. 24. -U S. Supreme court declared
Income tax eonstllutlonnl. "eciareo
May 2.-Rieimrd H. Alshton elected
president Northwestern railway. "'"ua
June -Corn Products trust ordered
dlso!.d by fodoral judge In New York.
Junt 28 -Western Pacific railroad sold
at auction for JIS.ooo.OOO. ral,roaa ""
Oct. 2. American loan of $00,000,000 mada
to China to build railways. m
AcTtVkW yo d,sso,ved
tS'tVchins0 banU mnde ,oa" of
Dec l.-Great Britain and France can
celed proposed $500,000,000 loan from U. f
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