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THE OMAHA DAILT BEE : SUNDAY ; JANUAKY 1 , 1888.
AN HOUR WITH THE OLD YEAR
The Bablo Curtains of Elghty-Sovon
Rolled Back for a Brief Review.
WAVES OFSUNLIQHT AND SHADOW
Tlic Crimson Trail of Death on Imml
and Hen Local and General
Krcnts Uncalled Prom the
Dreary ValeH of the Fast.
The record of the past year Is n succession
of disasters. The surging waves of violence
nnd devastation daubed on every shore nnd
crimsoned its path with human life. Appall
ing wrecks on land end sea darken every
pa go of its history. Dealh seemed In har
mony wilh the elements. Seismic upheavals
In France nnd Italy and Turkestan brought
death lo 2,100 ; hurricane swept 1 , : JO lives in
India and Australia , wrecks on foreign seas
swallow 1,845 more , and fires and explosions
740. The list is n mere fragment of the deadly
record of the old world.
In the United States the bloody Iron trail ,
stretching from White river's plunge to the
partially.suppressed calninlty'at Koutz , from
Uoston's rotlcn bridge lo Huvelock , was cnj > -
pcd and completed by Chatsworth's infernal
ditch , into which hundreds of people , on a
joyful summer Journey to Niagara , were pro-
clpilalcd ut midnight. Flames enveloped the
ghastly pyre , eighty souls ascended from
the rulr.s , and 130 , maimed and crippled of
both sexes were taken to their
homes to suffer , some for life , as a
sacrifice to the penury of a plug rond.
The wrecks of the ' . 'all here gleaned show n
total of , 2S2 deaths and 5ii : injured. Thu lakes
nnd coast storms sent 104 persons to watery
graves. The summer roast in the central
stales cities Chicago , Cincinnati , Pltlsburg
and other Inland communities numbered 327
victims , while miscellaneous methods of violence
lence swelled Iho lotal by 300.
Locally there is a total of 54 fatal acci
dents , 21.suicides and six murders.
The list is far from being complete ana
records , beyond the city , only such events In
which the death rate ranged from three up-
ward. Woven In the warp and woof of violence
lence arc the dales of events that have
thrilled communities and nations , stirred
monarchies lo Joy as well as arms , and
thrilled republics to the foundation. Death
moved peacefully in high as well as humble
places and bore to eternlly's shores men and
women , distinguished in letters and Iho arts
nnd prominent in the progress of their states
Oinnha anil Vicinity.
January'slruck Iho city on Iho crest of a
cold wave , sending the thermometer 20 dcg.
below zero. The B. & M. headquarters was
damaged by lire and the building , with Sloan ,
Johnson & CO.'B stock of groceries damaged
$100,000. The B. & M. short line , Ashland
to Omaha , inaugurated. 2. Milton Tootle , of
Tootle , Maul & Co. , died in St. Joseph , Mo. ,
aged sixty-three. L. Hoe , a Sixteenth street
jeweler , skipped to Canada with his stock ,
leaving u long list of creditors. , 4. The com
mittee of llftecn complete the charter and
forwarded the document to the legislature.
5. The second cold wave comes.on the track
of n brief spell of moderate weather , send
ing the mercury down to.i.'l dog. below. The
county commissioners reject all hospital
plans. The Nebraska millers , 200 In number ,
meet and organize a state organization. 8.
Death of General ( Jeorgo M. O'Brien , ngcd
sixty. 10. The Salvation nriny , camps in
Omaha and begin operations. 13. The exe
cutive committee of the Y. M. C. A. decided
to limit the cost of the proposed hall to
175,000. The Wlthnell block touched by lire
and damaged $1,000. 14. Third annual char
ity ball in the exposition building. 10. Fire
nt 1)15 ) South Thirteenth street , causing n loss
of$0OOU 17. Swan Johnson killed by a
switch engine in South Omaha yards. 23.
Organization of the Nebraska Llvo Stock
Shippers' association in Omaha. J. M. Zciglc ,
a drummer from St. Louis , closes life's sam
ple case with morphine.
The opening event in February was on the
3d , when the "coal lind" was "verified" by
the test drill and u four foot vein found at a
depth of 540 feet. Time toned down the an
nouncement. 4. C. Tietz , a miloonkccpsr
neiiv the city , kills Hans Pnls with an "un
loaded revolver. " Capture of Charles Wil
son , a noted burglar. The Sixteenth viaduct
completed and opened to trafllc. 5. Great
charter meeting in the exposition annex' , in
which the railroad and contractors' clique ,
after three hours' struggle , wcro defeated 1
nnd the work of the legislative delegation
endorsed. 12. Jacob Jucobson. in ih > lit
I of desiKmdeney , kills his baby boy
nnd hangs hinisel fat 810 Soulh Nineteenth
street. 15. Suicide of Charles Allen at IJCSO
South Eighteenth street. 17. James Lewis ,
u workman , falls from the Eleventh street
viaduct and Is killed. Louis Hhlnehart ac
cidentally killed in a chute In Benson's ice
house. 18. J. Levi knocked off n car by a
swinging door and killed in South Omaha
yards. 20. John Kichnrdson shot and killed
by Olllcer William White while resisting ar
rest on Sixteenth street. 22. Jennie B. Aldrich -
drich , a fallen woman , suicides. 23.
Madame Patll arrives in Iho city and on the
following evening cntcrlains a vast audience
in the exposition building. 28. Sale of the
Oinaliu Herald to Hon. John A. McShnno.
Hulcldo of the noted local character , Edward
Kuchl , oracle and shoemaker , with mor-
phmo , aged seventy. George Symonds , a
carpenter , suicides by hanging at Walnut
March came in like the traditional lamb ,
thermometer 00 dcg , bringing the news of the
passage by coma-ess of the charter for the
Omaha and Council Bluffs wagon bridge.
8. Death of Dwlght G. Hull , a lawyer , aged
forty-four , of an ovoriloso" opium. 8. Ber
nard Doran crushed and fatally injured by
the elevator in OborfoMer's store on Hurnoy
street. Mrs. Daniel Kiuncy burned to death
by the explosion of kerosene while starting a
lire. J. J. Frederick crushed to death bv a
handcar in Iho B. & M. yards. U. G. Flem
ing , a freight conductor , caught by the cars
on-thc Tenth street crossing of the Union
Paclile and his leg cut off. The second trial
of John W. Laucr for the murder of his wife
opens in the district court. 10. The ice on
the Missouri river breaks und moves out. 15.
The Omaha & South Omaha cable company
nnd Iho Omahu & Council Bluffs bridge nnd
cable company incorporated. 10. The Omaha
Herald Publishing company , capital (150,000 ,
lllo articles' of incorporation. James Gns-
klll , hostler Jn the government barn , dies of
nn overdose of alcohol. 17. St. Patrick's
day a line one. Street pimulo of the
A. O. II. Close of the Grand Army CH-
cumpmcnt. 18. Charles Hearst , aged 14 , ac-
cidenlully and fatally shot while hunting
near the city. 10. Close of the Lauer trial
with a verdict of acquittal. 21. Demolition
of the pioneer brick building of the city , on
corner of Twelfth nnd Farnam. 22. Ed.
Hums , Union Pacific switchman , killed by
lumber loaded car in the yards. 23. George
F. Swift , the Chicago pucker , agrees to build
nnd operate u packing house in South
Omaha. 24. Passage of the Ouiahn charter
1)111 by the legislature. The Omaha Medical ,
college turns loose nine graduates at the
sixth annual commencement , 2T > . The spring
rise of the Missouri commences , reaching the
Hood height of twenty feet on the 2th. HO.
Hon. C. V. Gallagher upx | > inted postmaster
of Omuhu. Ul. March goes out iuu mellow
April ciuno in on the wings of flno weather ,
with n tender of the Wubash receivership to
S. H. Callaway , general manager of the
Union Pacillc , which was declined. 3. 10n
cori > oration of the Nebraska Central ( Mil
waukee ) road , aud proceedings began for
condemnation of proiwrty north of Davcn-
jKirt uud east of Fourteenth streets. 4. Com
pletion of the school census , showing a popu
lation of 00,993. Patrick Grady , locomotive
Jlrcmun , crushed to death under his engine
at Valley station. 5. Omahu divided into
nine wards and the limits extended. C. Ar-
ivst of the Salvation army as a street nui-
. nance. Stockyards barn destroyed by tire ,
causing a loss of (15,000. 20. The board of
trade hold first meeting in the new building.
111. Meeting ol Omahu lumber merchanls and
railroad representatives nnd satisfactory ad
justment o ( rates secured. 22. O. II. itoth-
ucker , editor of the Republican , attacks E.of
llosewater with n sltiugshot , .on the corner oft
Eleventh and Furnam streets. 22. T. J. Pot- >
Icr ol the Burlington , elected first vicc-preal-
dent nnd general manager of the Union Pa-
' ciflc. 24. The ball season 'opened in Omiihu.
Charles Fli'ck killed by a runaway team. 2.i.
Johnny -Travcrs , n boy , killed bv elevator In
Withnell building. , Edwin Hooth opens a
three nights' engagement in Boyd's oiwrn
house. SO. O. II. Hothackcr , charged with
assault 'on E. Koscwutor , discharged by
A warm , stormy and dusty May day was
followed on the 3d with clear warm weather ,
n victory for the republicans in the municipal
election , and the nineteenth annual meeting
of the Nebraska Medical association. The
Oth was. fruitful of great events. The an
nouncement was mndo of the discovery of a
fifteen foot yeln of coal at a depth of ilVI feet
in South Omaha. Charles Francis Adams
and Sara Bcrnhardt arrived in town simul
taneously. Sale of the Boyd packing house
to J. 1) . llcr for 75,000 , and ground broken
for Iho Omaha and Soulh Omaha Motor
slrcct railway. 7. Master Workman Pow-
derly addresses the Knights of Labor. 8.
Appointment of the police and lire commis
sioners by Governor Timber. 0. Suicide of
William Holtschneider with a razor. 10. The
child of Mr. Hugoman killed by a dose of car
bolic acid. 11. Four labor strikes In pro. >
gress painters nnd paper hangers , brick
moulders , cable line diggers and foundry-
men. 12. Saleof the Patrick farm of It 15 acres
to Kansas City syndicate for ( Olfi.OOO. 13.
Thomas J. Potter takes charge of the Union
Pacific railroad. 14. All labor strikes settled.
15. Dennis Quintan shot and killed by Wil
liam Volmar in n beer hall on Vinton street.
10. Omaha made a United Slnlcs reserve city.
The third vein of coal discovered near the
southern city limits. Failure of A. II. Swan
& Co. at Cheyenne , Wyo. 18. Mectingoflho
Stale Episcopal council. 11) ) . The National
Presbyterian convention o | > ciis in Exposition
hull. W. F. Seavey elected chief of police.
22. August Young , tigod twcnty-lhrcc , suffer-
IpK from love nnd drink- , suicides with a re
volver. 24. Great railroad meeting In Iho
Interest of the Omaha , Wayne & Ynnkton.
Delegates from towns Interested and Omaha
board of trade accept a proposition to build
the road for n bonus of $ . * > 00,000. The build
ers failed to materialize. So. A. E. Powell
swindles the Merchant's National bank out
of $4,500 , by forged drafts. 27. John Maloney -
loney , ngcd twenty-six , killed on the Union
Paeillo bridge. 28. S. B. Finch , laborer ,
crushed to death by the ditching of u car
loaded with water pipe , near the pump house.
13. The Presbyieriun general assembly ad
The Lutheran general synod came with the
1st day of June , nnd also Soloman Blanks , n
Colorado miner , who was confidouccd out of
$500 by n sharper. 2. Police Chief Seavey
charged with desertion and elopement during
his California career. 4. Death of O. F.
Davis at Waukesha , Wis. , aged sixty. 5.
Suicide of John Goodwin , a Sixteenth street
butcher. 0. Election of a republican school
board.8. . The police capture six crooks
while planning to rob u Missouri Pacific pas
senger Irain near Iho clly. 0. An unknown
man killed by the cars in the Union
Pacific yard. 10. Close of Ihe bien
nial session of Iho Lutheran synod. 12.
capture of Frank Gorncy for forgery of
$30,000 committed in Stroutor. 111. 13. Meet
ing of the Omaha freight bureau and the
state board of transportation. 13. Death of
John G. Clmiiman , aged 00. 10. Opening of
the State sportmen's tournament. Leopold
CSrebcr , aged 33 , suicided by hanging. 18.
KoHlgnutton of Chief of Police Seuvoy , fol
lowed by reinstatement two days later. Un
known man killed by the cars on Chicago
street. 22. Six year old daughter of Mr.
Ktcpanek drowned in the Missouri near
Bovd's packing house. 23. High school com
mencement with thirty graduates. Convic
tion of William Vohncr of murder in the second
end degree In killing Dennis Quintan. 20.
The corner stone of St. John's collegiate
church laid by Bishop O'Connor , surrounded
by a large throng of clergy and laity and
state and city ollicials.
The first three days of July were barren of
events. Amid the rejoicings pn the 4th
Barney Donahue , locomotive engineer , was
killed by the cars at the transfer. On the
Oth Armour completed the purchase of the
Lipton packcry in South Omaha. Pomy &
Segclko's soda water factory on South Tenth
street was burned on the 10th , causing n loss
of10,000. . The llth is scheduled us the hot
test day of the year. lO-VS In the shade at 3
p. m. 12. Death ot Bill Nugent , shot by
Jack Kilcy on the evening of the 5th. 10.
Ignnce Luhrobu , butcher , dies of sunstroke
in South Omaha. 19. Isaac Brown sues tlio
Herald for libel , damages ? 25,000 , and Dago
Fiirlln stabs Jacob Darr for stealing a jwa-
nut. 20. Death of John D. Campbell , aged
00 , a pioneer of the city. 22. Alonzo Lick ,
aged 57 , suicides with n revolver. 29. John
Johnson killed by a runaway team and an
unknown man killed by the cars In the B. &
August came howling in red hot in tcm-
peraluro nnd In police circles. Thirteen of
Oic finest wcro fired and un equal number of
now men uniformed and put on the road. The
4th sent sorrow mid anxiety to scores of fam
ilies in Omaha and Council Bluffs. A storm
in the evening sank a small steamer in Lake
Manawa , throwing about twenty men Intc
the water. Joseph Newman of Omaha and
II. Person and Charles Cartwright of Coun
cil Bluffs wcro drowned. On the 10th
an unknown man was killed in Iho
Union Pacific yards , and Georgiana
Chirk , a colored woman of Iho lown , died in
the city lail of bodily bruises. 11. A sleeping
tramp killed by the fall of u brick kiln on
Twenty-fourth street. 13. Mrs. Dysingcr
suicided near Council Hluffs because her
husband spurned u present of wlilto shirts ,
18. O. B. Selden assassinated near Manville ,
Wyo. Jessie Green , ngcd fifteen , killed in
the St. Paul & Omaha yards. 19. Editli
Grahl burned to death by a gasoline stove ii :
Council Bluffs. 20. William G. Wallace , c
love-sick simpleton , suicides in Hanscom
park. 22. An Omaha package of $10,000
stolen from the Pacific express on the way to
Butte , M. T. The thief was soon after cap
tured , tried and sent to prison , nnd most ol
the money recovered. 25. Meeting of the Na
tional association of charities and corrections
in Exposition hall. 20. Cora Basset , cyprian
dies of morphine self-administered , and Com
White of the same solicit gender , suicides in
September came in warm and showery
with the stale announcement that coal had
been found again , this time at Sulphur
Springs , but it got away. On the 4th Wall
C. Cutting , a laborer out of a job , suicided
Fair and reunion week witli its round of fcs
tivities , began on the 5th. The parade of th
Grand Army veterans nnd regulars , the il
luminatcd turn-out of the wheelmen , the ur-
rival , reception and review of the New Yorli
veteran firemen and Omaha firemen , tin
sham battles and naval engagements at Cum ]
Logan , were the stirring and enjoyable fea
tures of fair week. It was marred by twc
fatal events. Jacob Albico , a north Oinahn
stonemason , in a fit of jealousy , shot his wifi
and killed himself , and Herman Gorman , i
boy of thirteen , fell into a well and wui
drowned. 11. Lizzie Dastnl , aged nineteen
blew out thu gas in her room In the Gooi
house , and died. 15. The corner-stone of tin
Y. M. C. A. building laid. 10. The Es
ihond hotel on Sixteenth street scorched bj
tiro. 17. Frank Irwin , switchman , killed h :
the Wubash yards at the transfer. 24. Wil
liam Cooley , a laborer , aged forty , killed b ,
stone Hugging in Droxel's yard.
October was initiated by two importnn
events the completion of the Union Pueilh
double-track bridge and laying of thu corner-
sttftiu of the Goodrich Odd Fellows' hall
The board of trade rooms wore formall.
opened un the ad , and John Montgomery wa
killed by the curs in the Missouri Pacific m
thu same day. On the 4th the cold wavi
llag was hoisted as a signal of wit
tor , but it was fanned to rest by me
low southern breezes. 0. James Delano ,
and Dennis O'Shca brothers-in-law
, - - , return
ing from the funeral of a relative , were in
stuntly killed by a passenger train in South
Omaha. 7. Douglas street selected for the
western approach of thu wagon bridge ,
8. Failure of A. Polaek , clothier , and Mer-
goll & Hoseiizwcig , painters. Peter Lutz , a
German farmer from Mononn county , la. ,
kills W. W. Lynch on South Thirteenth
street for alienating the affections of his wife.
II. First frost of the season. 10. Meeting of
the grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias.
Charles Hochstelnur , engineer of Hosen-
tnund's restaurant , scalded to death by the
bursting of steam pl | > cs. 11 , Mrs. Mary
HoU rescues her child from death by the
cars in the 11. & M. yards and meets death in
its stead. Meeting of the state democratlo
convention. 12. President Cleveland , wife
and party visits the city. 13. Suicide of Chris
Olcscn , aged sixty-live. Mrs. Jaftlo burned
to death by a gasoline stove at Sixt ientli and
Webster streets. 14. II. W. Hico and William
Wickcmcyer killed by a train at Savage
crossing , South Oinnha. 10. Charles Crnb-
ice , grocer's clerk , suicide : with morphine.
N. T. Kumsonagedfifty-s ! , killed by falling
earth at Missouri Pucltlu depot. 17. Open
board sessions started by the board of trado.
A. H. Hatght , printer , suicides with mor
phine. 24. First cold wave of the season.
28. George Francis Train arrives. Fire de
stroys the buildings on the fair ground * .
30. Dlctz's lumber yard partially destroyed
November fl. A , J , ItuVennugh , need nfno-
teeti , falls from St.John's chapel building ,
receiving fatal injuries : 4. MotItStcgc -
niutui ) aged thirty , killed on South Sixteenth
street by Henry Brune while examining a
revolver. 5. Joe Lawn burned to death In a
stage roach. Nineteenth nnd Nicholas streets ,
0. Twenty-nine horses cremated In Hecso's
barn , lllotidn and Saundcr street * . 0. Open
ing of Armour's packing hou o. 12. Explo-
slon nt the gas works , loss & 20.U-0. lil. The
first overland ilycr on the Union Pacific
starts from Omahu. 14. Fast freight trains
between Chicago and Omaha Inaugurated by
lliu Chicago & Northwestern. 17. Unknown
man killed by the overland train nt Mlllard.
19. J , F. Kuhn , prominent painter , suicides.
23. Decision of the state supreme court sus
taining thu police commission. 24. Sudden
death of Edgar M. Scllcn , of Denver , who
wrote his "own graveyard benedic
tion "No prayers , no preachers. "
20. First blizzard of the season : tem
perature falls from frost line to HP below.
Dr. Rutherford suicides with morphine. 30.
S. A. Anderson killed by n switch etigino in
the Northwestern yards at the transfer.
December's retord equals a majority of
the proceeding months. The Edward Crclgh-
ton guards , state militia , was inustcrd in on
the 2d , nnd fast trains started on the Bur
lington on the 4th. Chns. Gardner was killed
by the street cars on St. Mary's avenue on
the 5th , and Mrs. Lucinda Christiansen , aged
02 , suicided by jumping into a well. 7.
Clarence Wright of this city killed In a train
wreck nt Pcrcival , In. 8. Contest for the lo
cation of the national republican convention
and defeat of Omaha. 9. Capture and return
of Herman MIttman , murderer of Walter
Dunlnp. 12. James Holland , switchman ,
killed in the St. Paul & Omaha yards. Mur
ray , an Inebriate passenger , killed by falling
from the train near Mlllard. 13. Annual
meetings of the state fish commission and
the Nebraska Dairymen's association in
Omaha. 14. The Willow Springs distillery
Joins the "Distillers' and Cattle Feeders'
trust. " 17. Death of Hon. S. P. Rounds ,
proprietor of the Omaha Republican. Frank
Novatny , n plumber , Jumps from an engine
on the Union Pacific bridge , falls to the
ground , nnd crushed to death. 19. First
meeting of citizens to consider the proposed
million dollar hotel. Martin Hnro scalded to
death in a Council Bluffs packcry. 21. Old
Bohemian hall nnd six adjoining buildings
destroyed by fire during n furious cold wave ;
loss , $20,000. 4 M : C. Hnggerty , fireman ,
killed in a collision of trains In South Omaha.
22. Annual banquet of the New England so
ciety In exposition building. 2t. Sam Steven
son , assailant of Lulu Epsey , sentenced to 15
years in the penitentiary. 25. Christmnn
day a model out , bright , cool and bracing.
20. Rev. John Williams of St. Barnabas
church loses three children by diphtheria.
The first event in January was the meet
ing of the legislature on the 4th , followed by
the inauguration of Governor Thayer on the
Oth. On the 12th occurred the wreck of the
Missouri Pacific passenger train at Dunbar ,
Otoc county , resulting in the death of En
gineer Dewltt. The rails were displaced by
D. W. Hoffman mid n companion who were
arrested. Meeting of the state historical
society in Lincoln. The senatorial contest
opened with the first ballot on the ISth , and
closed with the election of Hon. A. S. Pad
dock as successor to Senator Van Wyck on
the 21st. Weather cool politically. 20. Dr.
Knapp , of New York appointed superintend
ent of the state insane asylum. 27. Slight
earthquake at Fremont and Nortli Bend.
February presented little of consequence
until the 10th , when the house of representa
tives passed a bill abolishing the state rail
road commission , which was rejected by the
senate the 23d. On the 14th , the senate
passed the Omaha charter bill , and on the
following day rejected the bill grunting mu
nicipal suffrage to women. 24. Destructive fire
at NebraskaCity , causing a loss of $100.000.
The varying fortunes of the Omaha charter
bill In the house , culminated on the 2d of
March , by its reference back to the Douglas
county delegation. On the 3d , the State
land league convention met in Lincoln. 19.
Dr. Randall , a rapist , shot dead in the court
room In Hastings , by young Hart , brother of
the injured girl. 25. Jack Marion hanged
at Beatrice for the murder of John Cameron
in 1872. 30. Defeat of the Saline land grub
bill in the legislature. 31. Adjournment of the
The malicious libel bill was strangled by the
governor on the 5th of April. On the 7ththo
governor appointed Judges for the 3d , 4th ,
7th , 9th nnd 12th Judicial districts. 11.
Hoffman , the Missouri Pacific train wrecker ,
tried and sentenced to death. 12. Six pris
oners escape from jail at Beatrice. 80. Two
negro , soldiers arrested at Valentine for
ravishing a woman , tried , convicted and sen
tenced to twenty years each in the peniten
tiary. Only thirty-six hours elapsed between
the crime and the sentence.
The Chadron and Sidney land offices
opened on the 7th of May , and Mayor Saw
yer , of Lincoln , was attacked with u spasm
of reform nnd Sunday closing on the Sth. On
the 13th a lively cyclone dusted Blue
Springs , killing two persons. 10. Convict
Glcason killed in the foundry of the peniten
tiary by Convict Jackson , colored. 24. State
railroad commission decline n tender of n
special train for n tour of the Elkhorn Valley
road. 25. Thomas Applegct , , of Tccumsoh ,
appointed associate judge of the First dis-
tritft. 28. O. H. Willard , editor of the Sherman -
man County Times , killed in n row at Loup
City by B. T. Richardson , editor of the
Juno was uncommonly quiet and peaceful.
William Phillips was jailed at Dakota City
on the 3d for outraging a three-year-old ;
Quiun Bohanon lid farewell to jail life in
Nebraska City on the 2idand : the Chatauqua
assembly nt Crete opened on the 29th.
July oi > cucd up hot and eventful. On
the 13th Ed Cnrr , for the murder of Warren
Long at St. Edward , was convicted and sen-
tcnced to death. 15. Collision of freight
trains on the 11. & M. east of Lincoln ; Dr.
Randall , of Elkhorn , killed ; 205 hogs. 22
head of cattle , and 4 horses cremated ; loss ,
$100,000. 17. Coonrad lynched nt Nelson for
the murder of Henry Sullen. 18. Walter H.
Ninty suicides in Lincoln with a revolver.
21. David Hoffman hanged nt Nebraska City
for wrecking the Missouri Pacific train. 22.
Olu Anderson sentenced to death in Brown
county for wife murder. 23. Leo Shellen-
berger , convicted of murdering his child ,
taken from jail in Nebraska City by a mob
and lynched. Collapse of a new brick build
ing in Beatrice ; Richard McCann killed ; six
pei-sons injured. 20. The Humphrey block
in Lincoln burned ; loss , $70,000. 29. Cyclone
partially wrecks David City ; damages ,
August covered itself with a crimson tint.
On the 7th , near Brownvillo , Henry Schoon-
ovcr met his mother-in-law in a cornfield ,
and mistaking her for n skunkshot her dead.
10. Death of Thomas Morton , editor of the
News and postmaster at NebraskaCity. 17.
Capture of Parker , the robber of Paymaster
Hash , at Gaudy. Owning of the Richardson
trial at Loup City. 18. Meeting of the state
prohibition convention in Lincoln. 21. A
colored rapist lynched by n mob nt Valentino.
22. John and Frank Newer murdered by
railroaders at a dance near Friend. 24.
Wreck of a train on the Elkhorn Valley road
near Chadron ; Fireman Akin Wiled. 20.
Richardson acquitted of the murder of O. B.
Willard at Loup City. 31. Hurry Rockufel-
low burned to death in n barn at Fremont.
September , the fair month , was mainly dis
tinguished for state , district and county ex
hibitions. On the Oth , Mrs. Overtoil , for the
murder of her husband at Broken Bow , was
convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary
for twenty-five years. 21. Lineman Smith
mutilated by electric * wires in Lincoln. SO.
Tito Burlington bridge at Rule completed.
The opening event of October was the
meeting of the republican state convention
In Lincoln on the Sth. On the 9th the post-
office at Mindcn w-is blasted with dynamite
and $150 stolen. 15. Parker , the robber of
Paymaster Bash , convicted nt Cheyenne , and
sent up for live years. 19. Wreck of freight
trains on the B. & M. near Lincoln ; Brakeman -
man Davenport , of Kearney , killed. Hon.
W. A. Stowe , of Omaha , dies of paralysis In
Lincoln. 20. Laying of the corner-stone of
the state soldiers' homo in Grand Island. 21.
Ono man killed and three injured by explosion
of a boiler in Lincoln. 31. Mandamus rase
against the Elkhorn Valley railroad called up
iti the supreme court.
Ncbraska'City gave color to the opening
days of November by celebrating on the 3rd
the completion of the waterworks and laying
the corner stone of the Burlington railroad
bridge over the Missouri river. On the 4th ,
Humphrey retired from the republican judi
cial ticket in the First district and dragged
his companion Stull down with the wreck. 19.
Close in Lincoln of the second trial of Mrs.
Shellcnborgcr , charged with participating in
the murder of her daughter near Nebraska
City ; prisoner tic-quitted. 22. The mayor and
city council of Lincoln appear before Judge
Brewer of the Unltert States court In Omaha
charged with eontcii4 ) | JH disobeying the or
der of the court In the case of police Judge
Parsons. On the 2IM ihev wcro fined from
$50 to f < (00 ( each , and on refusal to pay were
confined In the Doughty county jail on the
2Sth. Six days later they were released by
order of Attorney Geiivral Garland , pending
nn appeal to the. .United States supreme
December was Ktmtparatlvely barren of
state events. Nebraska City came to the
front on the 10th with nn announcement of nat
ural gas nnd on the > 20 if ith n $2.0X,00 ( ) * stock
yards scheme. On the same day Rev , Bishop
Honacum , of the 'ficw ' Catholic diocese of
Lincoln , was \veleame\l to the capital city ,
firu swept $27,000 v orth of property in Weep-
lug Water-and Governor Thayer protested
against the confirmation of L. Q. C. Lumur
as jilstico of thu United States supreme
court. 22. Sudden dettth of Mayor Lnrsh , of
Nebraska City , and Postmaster Watson of
Kearney. 23. Lincoln votes $150,000 in bonds
to aid tnc building f the Lincoln , Red Oak&
DCS Molncs railroad. Destructive fire In
Schuyler ; IOM $22,000. 25. George Bolts ,
confirmed tough , shot and killed by a police
man in Lincoln.
January I. Burning of the Laclcdo hotel
in Chicago. Collision of trains nt Devil's '
Run , Tex ; fifteen persons killed. 4. Wreck
of the Baltimore & Ohio express atTinln ,
O. ; sixteen killed and twelve injured. With-
rock , Weaver and llnlght , Adams express
robbers , plead guilty in KansasCity nnd sent
to the penitentiary. 7 , Nalural gas explosion
at Youngston , O. ; property loss , $100,000. 8.
Twenty lives lost by the wreck of the ship
Elizabeth on the Virginia coast. 10. Death
of John Roach , the great shipbuilder. 11.
Slight earthquake shock In San Francisco.
Dynamite factory in PlattsburgN. , Y. , blown
up. 14. Passage of Hie inter-stato commerce
bill by the senate 43 to 15. 10. Dr. Me-
Glynn , pastor of St. Stephen's Catholic
church , New York , suspended and ordered
to Rome by Archbishop Corrlgun. Death of
General Hazcn , of the signal service bureau ,
aged fifty seven. Ship Parallel blown up
with giant powder on the rocks at Golden
Gate , and the Cliff house wrecked. 18.
Death of Prof. Youmnns in New York. > J.
Passage of the Inter-stato comincrcu bill by
the house of representatives. 24. Passage
of the fisheries' retaliation bill by the senate
40 to 1. 24. Farewell reception of Michael
Diwltt and his bride In New York city. 27.
Fifty thousand men thrown out of work by
tno strike of longshoremen in New York ,
Brooklyn and Jersey City , and ocean , coast
and river traflle stopped.
February 1. Congressman Regan elected
to the United States senate by the Texas
legislature. 2. Judge Turpio elected lo Iho
United States senate from Indiana. 5.
Frightful disaster on the Vermont Central
railroad ; passenger train plunges into White
river , killing and cremating thirty-two
and injuring thirty-six. 9. Failure of the
Longshoremen's strike in New York. 11.
President Cleveland vetoes Ihe dependant
parents' pension bill. 22. Senator Sherman
resigns the presidency of the senate. 23.
House of representatives passes the amended
fisheries retaliation bill. 24. House of repre
sentatives (174 ( to 125) ) fails to pass the de
pendant parents' pension bill over the pres
March 2. Rufus Blodgett , dem. , elected
United States senator in New Jersey. 4. Ad
journment of the Forty-ninth congress. 5.
Hcv. Henry Ward .Beechcr . stricken with
paralysis. He died on the Sth , aged seventy-
four. 10. Death of James B. Eads , the fa
mous engineer , and builder of the St.
Louis bridge. 14. , , A rotten bridge
wrecks n loaded passenger train on the Bos
ton & Providence railroad ; thirty-ono killed
and 114 Injured. 17. Eight cardinals receive
their hats from Pope L'eo ; among them Gibbons
bens , of Baltimore , and Tuschereau , of Que
bec. Fatal collison | on the Burlington at
Red Oak , la. , two men killed. 18. Burning
of the Richmond hotel , Buffalo , N. Y. ; thirty
guests perish in the llamcs. 24. Destructive
overflow of the Missouri and other rivers in
Dakota. 22. Appointment of members of the
interstate commission. 23. Beginning of
trial of the men charged with the murder of
Rev. Haddock in Sioux City. 25. Steamer
Scotia wrecked Oft Long Island ; no lives
lost. A broken bridge on the Norfolk &
Western railroad wrecks a train ; eight lives
lost. 27. The Coronet wins the ocean yacht
race. 28. Injunction proceedings com
menced against the saloons of Council Bluffs.
A voodoo doctor poisons a family of nine per
sons in Georgia. 31. First meeting of the
interstate commerce commission ; Judge
Coolcy elected chairman.
April 1. Death of John G. Snxe , a noted
writer of humorous and sentimental jwetry.
5. Five murderers lynched in Yorkville. S.
C. 0. The barb wire trust decide to limit
production and raise price. 0. Death of
General Thomas Conwuy. temperance
loader , in Now York. 11. Wholesale arrest
of Pennsylvania Central train crews at Pitts-
burg for robbing freight curs. 12. Governor
Hill , of New York vetoes the high license
bill. Destructive prairie fire in Kansas : a
number of lives lost. M. Surah E. Howe ,
Boston's woman banker , skips with $50,000
deposits. 15. Six men killed , and seven
wounded by nn explosion of giant powder in
lluena Vista , Cal. 10. General Wilcox
placed on thu army retired list. George
WerrmaiijU Milwaukee school tcuchcrbrcaks
the neck of a boy while chastising him. 17.
The Jury in the case of Arensdorf for the
murder of Rev. Haddock in Sioux City , dis
agrees. Six persons killed by Iho collapse of
a railroad wuler tank at Palatine , 111. 19.
Death of Alexander Mitchell , aged seventy-
two , at Milwaukee , president of the Chicago ,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road. 20. Suicide in
Washington of Lieutenant Dancnhower of
Jcanettu expedition fame. 21. Death
of Paymaster Bluine , U. S. A. ,
brother of Hon. James G. '
Blutne , at Hot Springs , Ark. 22. Furious
cyclone in southern Kansas , northern Mis
souri , and Arkansas ; forty lives lost. 24.
Six persons killed and eighteen injured by u
collision of trains on the Northern Pacific ,
near Spokane Fall , W. T. 20. Unveiling of
the Calhoun monument at Charleston , S. C.
27. Five men suffocated in u
mine at Ashland , Pa. 28. Two persons killed
by a wind storm in Chicago. Schooner Fly
ing Scud , with eighteen persons , lost a sea.
Dr. Northrup , temperance ' advocate , as
sassinated by a 'saloonkeeper in Seiota
county. O. Natural gas tapped at Ottawa ,
Kus. 29. Mob of frenzied men attack the
Louisville Jail to lynch two colored rapists ,
but fail to reach them.
May 2 Fire in Louisville" destroys $250,000 )
worth of property. Albert Keep resigns the
presidency of the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad. 3. Largest natural gas well in the
world struck at Muncie , Ind. 4. Disastrous
earthquake in Southern Arizona and North
ern Mexico ; lakes disappear and mountains
crumble. Express Messenger Fotlieringham ,
charged with robbery , discharged by the
St. Louis courts. Eighteen persons killed by
an explosion In a tunnel in Alabama. 5.
Destructive hurricane in Somerset county ,
Pa. The Iowa railroad commissioners de
cide against the Burlington in the Glcnwood 1
freight rate case.8. . Eleven persons drowned 1
in New Orleans while witnessing baptismal 1
services. 9 Arrival of , William O'Brien , Irish
homo ruler , in New , York , on his way to
Canada. 10. Five men killed by an
explosion of .molten metal in the
Thomson steel works , Pittsburg. 12. Un
veiling of the Gurfleld monument in Wash
ington and Sedgwick monument nt Spotsylvania -
vania , C. H. 13. The pope orders Dr. Me-
Glyiin to Rome within forty days on pain of
excommunication. j4. Madame Pattl sails
from New York for Europe. Death of Judge
Woods of the United States supreme court.
17. William O'llrienj lectures in Toronto on
Irish landlordism , amid the hooting of orange
hoodlums. On the 19th ho was assaulted
with sticks and stones on the streets and on
thu two following' ' days was assaulted and
maltreated in Kingston and Hamilton. 20.
Thirteen hundred horses cremated by the
burning of street .car stables in New York.
27. Editor O'Brien 'closes his mission to Can- '
iulu in Montreal and' reviews a procession of
10,000 persons. Eight persons killed by a
wreck at Horseshoe Bend , Pennsylvania
railroad. 28. Ten persons killed by a boiler
explosion in a cotton factory in Natchez ,
Miss. : to. Gaudaur beats Hun Ian on Lake
Calumet , 111. ; four miles , tlmo 19:30. : Twenty
houses valued at $50,000 , destroyed by lire at
Oakland , la. itb
Juno 1 , Three rapists lynched by a mob
at Eckarty. Ind. 2. Episcopalians btart a
movement for a nmmmulh Cuthudrul in New
York , to cost $0,000.000. Rubber manufac
turers iHjrfex't a "trust" in New York. ii.r ii.
Death of ex-Vico President W. A. Wheeler ,
at Malone , N. Y. 8. Destructive fioods by
waterspout in Somerset county , Pennsyl
vania. 13. Collapse of Iho coffco corner in
New York.14. . Collapse of the wheat cor
ner In Chicago ; Juno wheat falls 20 cents ,
W. E. Chandler elected United States sena
tor from New Hampshire. 15. Publication
of President Cleveland's order surrendcrine
.tho cupliircil rebel flagsordersusjicmlcd ; on
the Kith. 10. Hon. James G. Blnino lands In
England. 17. Twenty persons drowned by
the burning of the steamer Chauiplnln on
Lake Michigan. Five persons killed , seven
teen Injured and twenty-seven hou o3
wrecked bv cyclone at Grand Forks. Dak.
18. Ilobbcry of n train In Texas : $15,000
taken. 22. Craig Tolllvcr , Kentucky des
perado , killed In a faction fight In llowun
county. First conviction secured In the
Chicago boodle cases. Furious storm
In Delaware and Virginia : six per
sons killed. 27. Eight men killed in a
race fight at Odk Kldgo , La. 27. Town of
Mnrshlluld , Wis. . destroyed by fire ; loss ,
1,000,000. 30. Death of Chief Engineer
llcnry Lee Snydcr' United States Nuvynged
July 2. Beginning of three days' reunion
of Pickctts brigade and Philadelphia corps
on Gettysburg bulllcfiold. 0. Death of cx-
Govcrnor Merrill , of Maine. 7. Eight min
ers killed by n blast In Murqut'tte , Mich.
President Cleveland abandons proposed visit
to St. Louis during the Grand Army en
campment. 8. Dr. McGlynn excommuni
cated. 10. Seventeen persons burned to
death in n theater fire at Hurley , Wis. Death
of Ben Hnlllduy , the famous stage coachman
of the west 11. Yacht Mystery capsized In
New York harbor and twenty-three persons
drowned. 15. Collision of trains on the
Michigan Central near Port Stanley , Can. ,
nineteen persons killed , forty Injured. Two
fatal cases of sunstroke In Pittsburg , five in
Cincinnati. 18. Terrible hot weather ; 130
death from sunstroke in Chicago In three
days ; 23 in Pillsburg , 14 in Dubuquc. 21 In
Cincinnati , 5 in Washington , 3 In Indian
apolis , 2 in Hockford , 111. , 17 elsewhere.
19. Standard oil refinery in Now York liar-
bor destroyed by fire. Big elevator in Minne
apolis destroyed by fire ; loss $1,750,000. 21.
Charles Sanders rescued alive after 110 hours
Imprisonment in n mliiu near DCS Molncs.
Twelve Italian railroad graders slaughtered
by an express train on the Eriu road near
Hohokus , N. Y. 24. Boodler McGariglo
escapes from the custody of the sheriff in
Chicago. Dcslrucllve Jlood nt Great Har
rington , Mass. ; property worth $1,000.000 ,
lost. 20. Death In Salt Luke City of John
Taylor , president of the Mormon church.
27. Eighteen men killed by wreck of ncon -
slruclion train nt Hopcdule , 111. 29. Four
persons suffocated In u tenement fire In Chi
cago. A fire In Poverty Flats , Cincinnati ,
dctitroys 150 homes. 31. McGariglo , the
flying Chicago boodler , lands in Canada.
August J. Prohibition amendment de
feated by the voters of Texas. 5. Mlllhrook ,
Mo. , a village of 500 , wiped out by wind ; ono
man killedtwenty-five injured. Five fatal sud-
strokes in Pittsburg. 0. Four persons killed ,
nine injured by breaking of a coal dock at the
launch of u steamer in Milwaukee. Shock
ing slaughter of n family near Macon , On.
Thomas Woolfolk assaults his stepsister at
night and , to prevent detection , kills her and
hfs father , stepmother , four children , brother
nnd aunt ; arrest , trial nnd conviction fol
lowed ; sentenced to hang February 10. ! ) .
Death of General Doniphan at Richmond ,
Mo. , aged 7' ) . 10. Four men killed by falling
walls of u burning bulldInginSt.Louis.il.
Frightful wreck on the Toledo , Peoria &
Weslern road at Chatsworth , 111. Niagara
Falls excursion train plunges through a burnt
culvert ; ten cars wrecked , 80 passengers
killed and 129 wounded. Six men killed by
the full of a water tank nt Norway , Mich.
12. Opening gun of the Ute "war" in Cole
rado. Death of ex-United States Senator
Sargent in San Francisco. 15. . James Hoy-
nolds lynched at Leon , la. , for assaulting
Miss Noble. 28. Bloody bnttlp between the
Utes und Colorado militia , thirteen reported
killed and wounded. 31. Frank McNeil , aged
fifteen , bank cashier at Saco , Mo. , skips with
September 2. Death of Prof. John A very ,
Greek professor at Botuloin college. 7. Ten
lives lost by n gale on Lake Superior. 10.
Iowa supreme court ufllrms the injunction
closing the international distillery. 12. Death
of Governor Bartlett , of California , aged
sixty-three , nnd Luke P. Blackburn , ex-gov
ernor of Kentucky. U. Illinois supreme
court refuse new trial lo the Chicago an
archists ; execution set for November 11.
Captain Crocgnn , noted Now York politician ,
dies. 15. Celebration of the centennial of the
constitution in Philadelphia. 17. One man
killed , fifty injured by wreck on the Atlantic
& Pacific road near Pueblo , Col. Colonel
Cilloy , oldest ex-United States senator , and
first anti-slavery scnatordies , at Nottingham ,
Conn. , aged ninety-six. 18. Munchrulh con
victed of manslaughter ns accessory to the
murder of I lev. Haddock in Sioux City. 19.
Five persons killed by wreck of train on
Milwaukee road near Dubuquc , la. , and five
more by wreck on Fort Wnyno road near
Springfield , O. 20. Four train robbers
take $30,000 from n train on Texas
Pacific near Fort Worth. 21. Death
of General Preston , n distinguished Kcntuck-
ian , aged seventy-one. 23. Arrival at New
York of steamer Alcsiu from Naples with
four cholera victims on board. Death in
Franco of Archbishop Lo Hoy. of New Or
leans , and General J. B. Ilickctls , com
mander of the famous llickctts' buttery dur
ing the war , at Washington , ngcd seventy.
27. The Volunteer defeats Ihe Thisllo in Iho
first race for the America cup. Passenger
train thrown from trestle near Jackson ,
Tenn. ; five killed , thirty injured. 29. Prohi
bition defeated in Tennessee. 30. President
Cleveland and wife start on their western
trip. The Volunteer wins the second race
With the Thistle.
October 2. Two men killed , thirty In
jured by wreck of a grip car in Cincinnati ,
il. Sudden death of John B. Finch , Nebras
ka's noted prohibition leader , in Boston.
Four persons killed by n boiler explosion in
St. Louis. 4. Fourteen lives lost by wreck
of the steamer California on Lake Michigan.
5. Death of W. B. Washburn , n distinguished
citizen of Massachusetts , ex-senator ,
governor and congressman , aged sixty-
seven. 0. Sale of the Baltimore & Ohio
telegraph lines to the Western Union for
$5,000,000. 7. Yellow fever breaks out In
Tampa , Flu. Cruel evictions by English
landlords in O'Brien county , Iowa. 11. Dis
astrous wreck on the Chicago & Atlantic
railroad at Koutz Station , Ind. ; eight per
sons known to have been killed , many in
jured. 13. Seven women burned to death in
the Northern Ohio insane asylum. 14.
Death of llcv. David Kerr , D. D. , aged
seventy , editor of the United Presbyterian ,
Pittsburg. 15. Death of Judge Ellct at Nash
ville after delivering the address of welcome
to President Cleveland. 10. Seven robbers
and murderers of llev. ilyan , of Walton , W.
Vu. , captured , lynched and shot. 17. Five
men killed , ten injured , by full of a Budd-
cnsick school building in New York. 21.
Counsel of Chicago anarchists appeal to the
Untied States supreme court. 22. Unveiling
of the Lincoln monument in Lincoln park ,
Chicago. Death in Chicago of Hon. ElihuH.
Washburne , ex-congressman and American
minister to Franco under Grant. 27. The
General Leo monument in Richmond un
veiled. 28. Six persons killed by boiler ex
plosion in Cleveland. 29. Propeller Vcrnon
with crow of twenty-two men lost on Lake
Michigan. Mother nnd four children
burned to death by coal oil in Leadvillc
31. Locomotive explodes at Needles , Cal. ,
killing three men. The British peace com
mission calls on President Cleveland.
November 2. The United States supreme
court refuses to Interfere in the case of the
Chicago anarchists. 3. Ten thousand plan
tntlon negroes on a slrikc In Louisiana. 5
Father Bupst , distinguished Jesuit und vie
tim of know nothing riots nt Portland , Me.
dies at Mt. Hope , Md. Twenty men injurcc
and three scalded to death by metal cuplosion
in a foundry at Springfield , III. 0. Unllcd
States troops pacify the rebellious Crows ii
Montana with lead. 8. Six persons killed
many wounded by cave-in of tunnel nt Cos
hocton , O. General Miles receives n mag
nificent testimonial sword nnd scabbard fron
the people of Arizona. 10. Louis Lingg , ono
of the condemned anarchists , suicides in the
Chicago jail with a fulnimuto cap. Scnlenci
of Ficlden nnd Schwab , condemned an
archisls , commuted by Governor Oglesby to
life imprisonment. 11. Parsons , Spies , Engc
nnd Fischer , anarchists , executed in the Chi
cngo Jail for the Haymarket crime. 15
A. J. Sparks resigns the commlsslohcrshi ]
of the general land office. _ lll. _ Hancocl
Chemical works at Isphculng , Mich. , blowi
to atoms ; six men killed. 17. Second trial o
Arensdorf for the murder of Haddock in
Sioux City. 21. First meeting of the international -
national fish commission in Washington. 2. ) .
Death of General Randolph B. Marcy , aged
seventy-six , at Orange , N. J. 20. Prohibi
tion defeated in Atlanta , Gn. 29. Herr Most
convicted of seditious speeches in New
York. Jake Sharp , the notorious Broadway
boodler , granted u new trial by the Now
York court of appeals. 30. Dedication of the
Iowa boldlers" homo nt Marshnlltowu.
December 1. Unveiling of the Gurfield
Btatuo in Cincinnati. 5. Meeting of the
Fiftieth congress. United States supreme
court decide that breweries and like property
cannot recover damages in prohibition
states. 9. Arensdorf acquitted of the charge
of murdering llev. Haddock in Sioux City.
Nine persons burned to dcalh In HuronIak. ,
Death at Whntcom , W. T. , of llev. 1. S. Kul-
.oeh , once mayor of San Francisco , sand Jot
agitator , and murderer of Charles DC Young ,
edltqr of the Chronicle' . . 12. Harper ,
iresldcnt of the Fidelity bank
of Cincinnati , was convicted of
'mud and wrecking Iho bank and sentenced
o the I'HMilU'iitlary for ten years. 14. Death
of General Thomas Klrby Smith , nged sl&ty-
scVch , in Philadelphia. 15. Convention of
republican clubs In New York. 10. Charles
K'llew , for the murder of his niece , executed
it Charles City , la. Federation nf trades
onvciitlon at Baltimore ; S. L. Gomi > ers
"levied president. Boiler explosion at Wcst-
hestcr , Pa. , kills live persons. 17. Oil I for-
ilu & Oregon ruilrond.botweon San Francisco
and Portland , completed. 19. Cl ! | > | < or ship
\lfrcd Watts. Philadelphia to Japan , lost
vlth twenty-six lives In a hurricane. Jake
\llraln , American pugilist , and Jem Smith ,
if England , light to n draw , HH1 rounds , near
Rouen , Franco , i Desperado Voivc burned
out of his fort and captured by Colorado
iftlciats ; four men killed in the html for him ,
X'uth of Barney Cuuilleld , prominent Da-
iota politician and pioneer. Cyclone at
iVushltn. I. T. , destroys two towns and kills
seven persons. S. S. Crandall , Troy. N. Y. ,
iliiitghtcrs his wife , mother-in-law and step-
laughter , and suicides. 21. Terrific explo
sions of napthu gus in the sewers of Roches-
or. N. Y. ; four persons killed , twenty injured
md two mills burned ; loss$300,000. Coasting
steamer St. Vinvento burned at Golden
gate ; eleven of the crew perish. Four
niners killed by an explosion at Netting-
lam , Pa. 22. Deiith of Congrossmaii MofTat
of Mlcnlgan In Washington , nnd Judge Left-
ngwcll of the I own district bench. 2t. ; Sale
of the Chicago Times to Snowden & West
'or $1,075,000. 24. Death of Hon. Daniel
Manning , ex-secrclary of the treasury , in
\lbnnyugcd fifty-six. Beglniiingof the Head-
ng railroad strike , a/fecting 00,000 employes.
The Old World.
January S. Furious snow slorm In Eng-
and , blocking highways and railways. 12.
Spelling of the German relchstag ; speeches
of Bismarck and Von Moltko In favor of the
ncrcased army bill. The bill was defeated
two days later , Iho relohstag dissolved , and
icw elccllon ordered. 18. Panic started in
n London thenlro by n cnuselcss cry of fire ;
wolvo women und live children trampled to
death. 28. Assembling of tno British par-
lament. 31. Riot between citizens and sol
diers in Belfast ; thirty killed , 100 wounded.
February 3. Town councils of Dublin and
Mmcrick decline to participate in the queen's
ubilec. 11. Pnrnoll's homo rule amend
ment to the queen's speech , voted down in
mrliamcnt. 21. Elections for members of
.he reir Mag In Germany ; the
overtime , il sustained. 23. Terrible
wthqual.c In northern Italy and southern
Prance ; 2,000 persons killed. 20. Death of
Cardinal Jucoblnl , aged fifty-five.
March 3. Opening of the German relch-
stag. 7. Resignation of Sir Michael Hlcks-
IJeaeti as secretary of Ireland ; Bnlfour , of
Scotland , appointed. 11. The septcnnnte
army bill passed by the German reichstag.
15 , Plot to kill the czar discovered in St.
Petersburg : 2KK , ( ) conspirators urrcstcd , 22.
Celebration in Germany of Kaiser Williams'
ninetieth birthday anniversary. 28. The
Irish coercion bill introduced in the British
April 3. Forty persons killed in n church
panic in Sieily. 13. Alfred Torrwice ,
an American Jockey , killed in the
Paris races. 14. Opening of the Cana
dian parliament. The packet Victoria
wrecked off the iCnglisn coast , thir
teen lives lost. 18. Irish coercion bill passed
to second reading in the house of
commons , 370 to 2(19. ( Parnell the victim of n
Morey letter in the London Times ; proved a
forgery. 28. Hurricane in Australia kills
May t. Ono hundred nnd fifty persons
imprisoned in a mine in Victoria , B. C. 5.
Anti German demonstrations by Parisian
mobs. 9. Destructive fires in Hungary ; hun
dreds of lives lost and 5.000 homeless. 11.
Steamer Beiiton and 150 lives lost by collis
ion in Asiatic waters. 18. Collapse of the
Goeblct cabinet in France. 23. Death of M.
Michel , a noted French archeologist. 2. ) . De-
slruclion of Iho Theatre Comlquc , Paris ;
200 persons burned lo dcalh. 28. French min
istry reorganized by Rouvicr. Explosion in
mine near Glasgow ; seventy-live lives lost.
Juno 1. Frightful cyclone In India : 750
persons killed. 4. Popular ovation to Glad
stone In Swansea ; 100,000 Welshmen in lino.
8. Fire damp explosion in n mine
in Westphalia , Gcr. ; 20 lives lost. 10.
The town of Vernome , Turkestan , leveled by
an earthquake ; 120 persons killed , 225 in
jured. 11. Opening of the eviction campaign
in Bodyko , Ireland. 19. Two hundred and
fifty pilgrims drowned while crossing the
Danube in Hungary. 20. Opening celebra
tion of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. 23. King
Otto of Bavaria pronounced insane.
July 7. Seventy persons drowned and 000
homeless by fall of the Xuginto Geneva hike ,
Switzerland. 8. Passage of the Irish coer
cion bill by the house of commons. 9. Pop
ular revolution against Knlakuuu in Hawaii ;
the sable king saves himself by concessions
nnd signing a constitution. 9. Presentation
to Gladstone nt Hawarden of u silver tribute
from admiring Americans. Andrew Car
negie , of Pittsburg , lays the corner stone of
the Edinburgh library building , for which ho
contributed t250OlK ) . 14. Death of Herr
Krupp , the famous gun builder of Germany ,
aged seventy-five. 19. Irish coercion de
clared the law of the islo. 2. ) . Steamer Sir
John Lawrence lost in the Bay of Bengal ;
SOO pilgrims perish. 29. Death of Augustin
Dcprctis , Italian statesman.
August 12. Death of Jean Victor Durny
French historian , aged 70. 10. Meyer A.
Goldsehmidt , noted Danish author , dead ,
aged 08. 19. The Irish national league pro
claimed in Ireland. 20. Fifteen lives lost by
wreck of un excursion yacht in the English
channel. 27. Gladstone moves in Ihe house
of commons an address lo Iho queen against
coercion in Ireland ; motion lost , 272 to 194.
30. Pranzani , murderer of Maria llcgnnult ,
guillotined in Paris ,
D September 3. Burning of u Ihenlcr in Exe
ter. England ; 130 persons cremated. 10. The
police attack n nationalist meeting in Milch-
ollstown , Ireland ; Ihrcc citizens killed , and
many injured. 10. Twenty persons killed ,
seventy-five injured by n railroad wreck in
London. British parliament prorogued till
November 30. 20. Steamer llomco from Now
Orleans wrecked off Rouen ; thirteen persons
drowned. 24. Editor O'Brien convicted nt
Mitchcllstown und sentenced to three months
imprisonment ; uppeul taken. 20. Eighteen
persons drowned by capsize of a fishing boat
in the British channel. 28. Overflow of Yel
low river , province of Honuu , China ; ten
iwpulous cilies inundated ; appalling loss of
life and property.
Optober ! ) . Death of M'llo Aimc.tho noted
actress , in Paris. 9. Maurice Strako.sch , the
famous composer , dies in Paris. Mrs. Craig
( Maria Mulock ) , the noted novelist , author
of "John Halifax , Gentleman , " dies in Eng
land , aged sixty-one. 17. The Clillds mem
orial tountaln lo Shakespeare , dedicated in
Stratford. 18. Death of Alf. Aug. Cuvilllor
Floury , French author. 19. Bread riots in
London. 25. Remcnyi , the Hungarian violinist
linist , aged sixty-three , lost in a shipwreck
on the coast of Madagascar. Wreck of a
Chinese transport in Chinese water ; 2SO lives
lost. 31. Editor O'Brien's sentence affirmed
in Cork ; prisoner taken to Tullamorc Jail.
October 1. Klusin , Poland , swept by fire ;
350 houses destroyed and many lives lost. 4.
Death of Cardinal Pelllgrinl. 7. Trlul in
Paris of Gcnqrnl Cnffcrnl for polling Legion
of Honor decorations. 8. .Hon. James O.
Hlnlno. visits Prcsldcjit Crovy at Vi-rsnllle ;
10. Burning of u Woamer in Cautou
river. < IOU lives lost , IS. The eiar
of Russia visll.M Kaiser William in
Berlin. 20. Steamer W. A. Shdlten from
Rotterdam for New York , sunk by wlllnou
In H fog off Dover ; 130 passejigers and crow
lo t. 24. Opening of the German u'lrhstap.
December I. Thomas Sexton elected lord
mayor of Dublin. 2. Jules Orevy resigns the
presidency of France. ! 1. Francis Sadl-Cnr-
nnl elected president of France. 0. Death of
Phillip Rousseau , French painter , ngecl
seventy-nine. 10. Attempted nsmtAsltmllon
of Jules Ferry In the French chamber of
deputies ; Injuries slight. 11 , Seventy-two
persons drowned by hurricane off the Orkney
islands. 21 , Three hundred huts swept
nway by tidal wave In the harbor of Havana.
Some of the handsomest street costumes
have skirts that look as If made entirely of
seal or seal plush , but this is only n dark
band of thu seal or plush cut to extend up to
the side.In panels. Then the jacket of seal
worn over thu seal-trimmed corsage makes
thu dress look as If almost made of that fur.
A seal hat or bonnets muff und bon or stole ,
Is the correct wear with such a toilet.
We will coinincnrcTutinlat/
inn , I > cc. 2ttlt , making
JtcttitctloHH in our entire
pttrttncnt. Jlelow tnc r/t < ofe
the many reductions in tills < t | )
All $22 Astraclian Wraps ,
Redncefl to $17
All $14 Astrachan Wraps ,
Reduced to $10,51
All $25 Astraclian Wraps ,
RcrtQCCd to $18,75
All $20 Astrachan Wraps ,
Reduced to $14.51
All $16 Astrachan Wraps ,
Reduced to $11,25
All $12,50Astrachan Wraps ,
Reduced to $10,01
All $17,00 Astrachan Wraps ,
Reduced to $12,00
All $20 Astrachan Wraps ,
Retail to $15M
All $30 Flush Wraps , Reduced to $20,0 *
All $ -35 Plnsh Wraps , Reduced to $24,51
All $20 Flush Wraps , Reduced to $13,50
All $37 Flush Wraps , Reduced to $25,51
All $50 Flush Wraps , Reduced to $39,50 #
All $45 Plush Wraps , Reduced to $30,80
All $25 Flush Wraps Reduced to $16,51
i * *
You will find like
tions all through our cloak
stock , This is an opportuhi 4J
ty that you should not''let
pass without investigating.
1319 Farnam St.
A La Persephone French Hiri-mlr
Highest standard of Corset ever Intro
duced into this market. They impart that
graceful figure and fine form which an/ *
well dressed lady would be justly proud )
especially when obtainable without injur
ious tight lacing , etc. Indorsed at the <
Dy leading dressmakers of 1'arii , London
and New York , and Tor sale in Omaha by
N. B. Falconer
Thompson , Beta & Go.
And other merchants.
D. L , SKANE , B , H. BROWN ,
( of Chicago. )
Present offices retained until the completion of the now Paxton -
ton Building ,
16TH AND FARNAM STS.
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