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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 1, 1890, Burlington, Iowa GTON, IO1•AY MORNING, JANUARY MAUE BV THE BALI, ON WHICH WE LITE BURING MONTHS OE 18*9. THE TWELVE Th® Record of Wliich Chiefly Concern* the People and Event* of the Terrell a1 Globe—The History of Nation*, the Story of Society and the Phenomena of Nature Briefly Recalled. AOGCarr. 1. Destructive fl <o«to in Maryland, Penney) v&nia and Virginia. 6. Spokane Fails, Wash., destroyed by fire; loss $8,000,000 to $10,000,000. 14,15. Great damage by storms in the west; several hundred people 'rendered homeless by floods in lincoln, Neb.; great storm on tho Atlantic coast. 13:* Land slides and floods In province of Bi, Japan ; I ‘2,500)% iiled. 06. $700, OJO fire at Port Costa, Cal., destroying elevator and three ships. 27. 120 persons huffed by earthquakes at Kuen-zorik, on the Russian frontier. SEPTEMBER. 2. Forest fires in Montana. Two towns de stroyed. 5. CO miners killed by an explosion in a Scotland colliery. 6. 155 persons Joked- and 800 injured and large amount of property destroyed at Antwerp, Belgium, by explosion of cartridges; loss, 35,-000,000 francs. IMA Great damage along the New Jersey coast by high seas. Many lives lost and great damage sustained by shipping; 40 lives lost at Delaware Breakwater alone. 15. Destructive fire in Louisville, Ky.; 6 firemen killed. 19. LandsliiIe in Quebec killed several people and , destroyed a number of houses; 25 bodies recovered. 27. Railroad accident at Palatine Bridge, N. Y., on the N. Y. C. & II. R. R. R.; 5 killed. 29. Railroad accident in Italy; 50 killed. -    OCTOBER. 2. Qycloue did much damage on the C&mpeacby coast; 84 vessels wrecked. IO killed and 50 injured in a railroad accident near Stuttgart, Germany. 3. Steamboat Corona blown up on the Mississippi river; 38 killed. 6. Severe hurricanes in Sardinia Jailed many peo ple and destroyed much property. 7. Bates house in Indianapolis burned. 9. Residence of Clem Studebaker at South Bend, Iud., burned; loss, $300,000. 13. Dr. Talmage’s Brooklyn Tabernacle destroyed by fire- 15. 6 killed and 2 injured by an accident on an in clined railroad at Cincinnati, O. 16. 59 miners killed by an explosion in an Fnglinh colliery. 25. Surv ivors of the wrecked steamer Earnmore rescued. It, was stated thai the boat's crew sustained life by cannibalism. 29. 33 lives lost by the sinking of the British ship Bolan, from Calcutta to Liverpool NOVEMBER. 1. 50 women and girls caught under falling wall of Glasgow, Scotland, carpet works; 6 bodies recovered. 7. $500,001 fire in Petersburg, Va. American ship Cheeseborough wrecked in the Pacific, off the coast of Japan; 19 of the cnswjlrowned. 8. Hundreds of cattle and sheep perished in se vere snow storm in New Mexico, and at least 5 cowboys frozen to death. ii. 15 lives lost by wrecking of a tug on coast of Oregon. 26. $10,000,000 fire at Lynn, Mass. 27. German bark Germania wrecked at Long Branch. N. J.; captain and IO sailors drowned. 28. $10,000,000 fire in Boston. Several lives lost. 14 killed by a colliery explosion in Germany. 30. Minneaj>olis, Minn., Tribune building de stroyed by fire; 8 or IO lives lost. ‘ DECEMBER. 2. 7 lives lost in tho Philadelphia fire. 5. Monongahela house, Pittsburg, Pa., burned. IO. 12 persons killed in a theatre panic at Johnstown, Pa. 13, Disastrous flood in the Sacramento River val- —I 8 HAS been its | I p r a c t»e e, T ii e I I Hawk-Kvk pre* * I sente its readers I I with the annual ii record of the I I world's history. \ It gives the events \ A of twelve months J in compact form. ' A perusal of the chronological record of this one year will serve the double purpose of showing how rapid is the light of time and now imperfect is hmnan memory; —the reader will find many incidents recalled that had already been forgotten. As a nile, the event dates farther back than /would have been supposed. The most striking feature of the chronology of the year 1&K9 is the record of disasters by hoed and lire; the most interesting feature of that of 1888 was the record of politics; that of 1887, deaths of eminent persons; lsS<., strikes. The list of financial crimes for 1*89 is rather more lengthy than usual, and most of the important matter that may be properly classified under this head will he found in tim columns that follow. No attempt has been made to record tile great mass of crimes against human life or mortality, such as are put down are given space only because of some exceptional interest manifested by the public therein, the details of which were published in Tub Hawk-Eye at the time of their occurrence. HAT. Bo grew the Year apts* And gathered richest gtanc While gayly every place . The burgeoned tree* He wmpped in frothy Im* . And f uh inned in bf tween. Bright tents of growing gieeh For birds ami bees. JU WX. But ah. the rosy June! By day, the robin'# tune Rang all the sunny noon Through fragrant air.    J By night, the censer moon Swung in a flinty fleece, And Hirer lighted penes . Ley everywhere. JULY.    | Thee richly he unrolled Upon the mellow mold A web of yellow gold, For harveet fields; And burdened boughs did belt Such freight OC fruitage IM* Wee never anywhere More gracious fields AUGUST. Blit slowly, by and by, * The cloud* forsook the sky. And ever, burning high. The brazen sun Parched all the meadows dry, And to the arid air The crisping sand lay bare, Where streams did rom. SEPTEMBER. The tall maize drooped and ben* Till, when his whim sms apass. The spangling show***bossa* The crystal rain; And lavishing]/ it last Ruch freshness fifths sluing. That every leafy tiling Grew green again. OCTOBER. Then with a sunny SHUM Of tempered rosy rays, He crowned the dreamy day In halo fair; And touched the tress ahtoa With wand of yellow Ugh*. That burned and turned thens bdl Beyond compare. NOVEMBER. And thus he wrought, until * Ro tiring of his skill. The thrush and whippoorwfit He sent away; And flung a freezing chil) On all green things that graw, While on the sky be drew h A hood of gray. •    |    yilll DECEMBER. Yet, pardon bim, for a® ', Moro merry mistletoe    .ti Than the*, he did bestow At Christmas time!    J - And wish him peace! tm I* | The speeding clock doth stand ; With upward pointing hand* -jk And ends the chino*, -Evaleen Stein in Mianeapelfil JMjfl FIRES AND DISASTERS. '    JANUARY. L Richardson Drug Co.’s store, St. Ixniis, burned; loss, $900,000.    I 4. Firedamp explosion in Ovideo, Spain; 27 killed. 9. Destructive tornado felt at Reading, Pittsburg and other points, Pa.; 33 killed at Reading aud 14 at Pittsburg. New suspension bridge blow adown at Niagara Falls. I*. Railroad accident at Elmwood, Mich.; Lieut. Gov. McDonald of Michigan killed. ti. 7 sailors drowned in Massachusetts bay during storm. ‘ EKB BU AHT. *. Fire in Buffalo, N. Y.; $3,000,000 loss; I fireman killed and 17 injured; 9 acres burned over. 5. 14 persons killed near Groenendall, Belgium, by tho collapse of a railroad bridge. 4 Steamer Nereid and Britton ship Killochaa collided off Dungeness; both sunk; 25 live* lost. Steamer Glencoe collided with bark Largo Bay off Beachy Head and sunk; 52 lives lost. IO. Drug house of John Wyeth & Bra, Philadelphia, burned; loss, $1,000,000. 18. Boiler explosion wrecked the Park Central botel. Hartford, Conn.; 22 lives lost. Tornado In Alabama caused loss of much property and 5 or 6 lives. SO miners killed by explosion in Hyde colliery, near Manchester, England. fit Bark Josie Troop wrecked on North Carolin* coast; captain and IO of the crew lost. £4 11 girts killed by an explosion in a mining squib factory at Plymouth, pa. 27. Passenger train on Great Western R. IL at St. George, Ont., wrecked; IO killed. Aft lives reported lost in a gale on the North aaa. MARCH. 7. Brinish man-of-war Sultan wrecked in the Mediterranean. 9. 42 drowned by sinking of Spanish wtimmwr Remus. 13. Colliery disaster at Wrexham, England; 20 killed. 15. Colliery explosion at Ninnies, France: 15killed. 16. Bara Pettengill, of Portland, Me., wrecked off the Virginia capes; 14 lives lost. 20. Violent storms on the Chesapeake bay and along the Atlantic coast. French torpedo boat foundered off Cherbourg; 15 lost. ti. Report of toss of Haythn steamer Conferva, with crew of 20 men. s*0. Spanish steamer Mindanao collided with with steamer Yisayasand sunk; 30 drowned. Excursion steamer Ocoteau foundered in Lake Chapatti, Mexico; more than 50 lost. K). Ostend packet Countess of Flanders sunk in British channel by Belgian mail steamer Princess Henrietta; lh drowned. a i’mn. 8. Prairie fires destroyed $” one nrvi properly in Minnesota and Dakota. 6. $1,000,000 fire at Savannah, Ga. 9. Fifty vessels and 20 lives lost in the recent storm on (’besapeake liar. 10. Cool pit explosion at (.Bastrop, New South Wales; 25 killed. 12 Steamer Danmark, of Thingvalla, line seen floating disabled 600 miles off the coast of Ireland. Her passengers and crew were-rescued April ti by the steamer Missouri, Cape Murr ell, anti taken to the Azores. IV. N. V. C. and H. k K. H. grain elevator in I New York destroyed by fire; loss $3,000,000. MF Railroad accident on Grand Trunk R. R., I    Hamilton, Ont.;. 18 Americans going to I    Washington Inaugural Centennial in New J    York killed. MAV. 9. IO miners killed by an accident in C&sca William Colliery, Pa. 14. Terrific storms in Washington Territory and Virginia. Several lives- lost in Washington Territory. 16. Fire in Quebec; 700 houses burned; $600,000 worth of property des- ^oyed. Steamer Alaska foundered off Cape Ore.; 80 lives last. tt. Two French fishing vessels lost; 175 perron* \ drowned. Drowning of 45 persons by flood in Bohemia reported. Bl Conflagration at Podhajee,' Galicia;' many liV*?S4 lost. 11. Great rainfall in the Middle Atlantic region, l*rtieuiarly in IVnnsylvania, the two Virginias and the District of Columbia. Johnstown. Pa., and several other towns destroyed by the breaking of a dam; several thousand lives lost and millions of dollars damage done. JEX*. S. Belief offered from all sources for Johnstown sufferers. Great damage reported at Williamsport, Washington, the Genesee valley, N. Y., Petersburg, Va., etc. Violence reported at Johnstown, Pa. Much damage Salso reported to shipping and in Canada. real fire in Seattle, Wash; loss, $7,000,000. Bk Tornado iu Lewis and Jefferson counties, N. Y. Great loss to crops caused by high water in Indiana. 11. Disastrous storm; damage done to life and property in New York, Brooklyn and Newark, N. J.; three churches burned by lightning. Holyoke. Mass., mills ruined by the bursting of the canal banks. 12. 41 bouses burned in Grinnell, la., which was entirely destroyed by a tornado some years ago. VC killed in railway Sunday school excursion accident near Armagh, Ireland. 15. 40 persons buried in the ruins of a maAa in the City of Mexico; 8 dead. 17. lo acres-burued over in Montreal. 22. Business center of Vancouver, Wqah., destroyed by lire.    I 94. 95 houses burned at Johnstown, n. july.    * 8. 6,000 lives reported lost by floocttn provinces of Chaupinges and Ping Yuen. fthina. Washout and accident on Norfolk**!Western railroad near Maxton, Va ; 12 nod- . * 3. Firedamp explosion at St. EtfcX®» Franot;POLITICS IN THE UNITED STITES. JANUARY. 2. Congress reconvened after tho holidays. 12. West Virginia supreme court quashed a motion to prevent the legislature from declaring a vote that elects Goff, Republican, on tho face of the returns. Deadlock broken in house, Mr. Weaver having made an agreement with the Democrats. 15. E. O. Wolcott elected to the United States sen ate by the legislature of Colorado; Anthony Higgins by that of Delaware, and Senators Hoar, of Massachusetts, and Frye, of Maine, reelected. 16. Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, re-elected. 22. Senators McPherson, of New Jersey, Cullom, of Illinois. Ransom, of North Carolina, and Coke, of Texas, re-elected. In the senate the substitute for the Mills bill passed by a party vote. 23. W. D. Washburn elected to United States sen ate by the Minnesota legislature; Senators Plumb, of Kansas, and Doiph, of Oregon, reelected to the United States senate. 29. Senator Berry re-elected from Arkansas. FEBRUARY. 1. British extradition treaty rejected by the sen ate.    *    • 7. Consul General Sewell atSamoa dismissed. 8. President Cleveland submitted to congress ,;:smarck‘s proposal to renew* Cie Samoan contereueeand the protocols in the case. 9. Civil Service Commisncr-r P. Edgerton re moved by President Cleveland. IS. Harrison and Morton officially declared elected president and vice president of the United States. 14. House voted to elongate New Mexico from t be territorial bill and to admit the two Dakotas, Washington and Montana. 15. Gilman Marston appointed United Stao® sen ator from New Hampshire. 20. Commercial treaty between Japan ami the United States signed. 21. Senator Kenna re-elected from West Virginia. 22. President Cleveland approved the bill creating four new state* MARCH. 4. President. Harr’son inaugurated. 11. T. W. Palmer, of Michigan, named United States minister to Spain; J. F. Swift to Japan; J. IX Washburn, consul general to Switzerland. 12. West Virginia supreme court decided that the failure of the legislature to declare result of late election rendered office vacant and entitled Governor Wilson to the place till the result be legally declared. Prohibition defeated in New Hampshire. Fx-Governor Porter, of Indiana, appointed United States minister to Italy; J. A. Bilander, of Illinois, minister to Denmark; A* C. Mellette, governor of Dakota. 14. louis Wolfley made governor of Arison* J. S. Clarkson made first assistant postmaster general J. A. Kasson, W. W. Phelps and George H. Bates nominated commissioners f9 the Samoan conference at Berlin. 16. Senator Chace of Rhode Island resigned. 15. W. W. Thomas, Jr., of .Maine, named for min ister to Norway and Sweden; Samuel IL Thayer, of Minnesota, minister to Ute Netherlands; Charles E. Mitchell, of Connecticut, commissioner of pa ten ta, and J. W. Mason, of West Virginia, commissioner of internal revenue. 19. Whitelaw Reid nominated United States minister to France; Julius Goldsmith, of Wisconsin, consul to Vienna. Nomination of Edward Schuyler to be assistant secretary of state withdrawn. d0. F- D. Grant named minister to Austria: John C. New made cousul general to London. 21. Miles Seymour nominated for governor of Washington Territory. 23. James Tanner nominated commissioner of pensions. 96. Francis E. Warren made governor of Wyoming and Benjamin F. White governor of Montana. 27. R. T. Lincoln named minister to England. Murat Halstead to Germany, Allen Thorndike Rice to Russia, George B. Loring to Portugal, Patrick Egan to Chiliand Thomas Ryan to Mexico.    v 96. Senate rejected Murat Halstead f&r minister to Germany. -29. Robert Adams, Jr.„ of Pennsylvania, nominated minister to Brazil; L. B. Miaeoer, of California, to the Central American state*; William L. Scruggs, of Georgia, to Yea*, zuela; W O. Bradley, of Kentucky, to Korea, and George L. Shoup to be governor of Idaho. 90. John Talbot, of New Hampshire, made ahi* ter to Colombia, andD.H. Terrell, of Yuma, , to Belgium. APRIL.I- John M. Ruston, of Indiana, made trmnrar of the United State* 2. United States senate adjourned. 4 Douglass Ax Co., of Boston, Mass., robbed by its treasurer. 14. Finn of Duncan, Campbell & Son, of Montreal, wrecked by forgeries of the junior partner, who fled. 16. Deputy Marshal Neagle released in his own recognizance. 19. Eva Hamilton found guilty of assault and sentenced to New Jersey state prison, at Trenton, for two years. 2L $40,OCK) belonging to tho United States Express company stolen in a package at Hurley, Wis. R Indictments ordered against Sherif! Flack, of New York, and his son “Willie,” Civil Justice Mooed and Referee Meeks, for perjury, and Mrs. Raymond for subornation of perjury in fraudulent divorce case. 95. Ten jurymen in the H. S. Ives case, New York, stood for conviction, two for acquittal. Jury was discharged. 27. H. S. Clifford, a Chicago head bookkeeper, embezzled $39,000 from his employer* 38. Maj. E. A. Burke, ex-treasurer of Louisiana, charged with and indicted for misappropriating state funds to the extent of $1,200,000 and upwards, announced his intention of returning to America and clearing his repotation. OCTOBER. T. Maj. E. A. Burke, who had started for America from London, was obliged to leave the Teutonic at Queenstown and return to England. SI. Frank J. Bowman shot and killed by D. M. Chambers, ex-publisher of the St. Louis Times, near St Louis, Mo. 22. Cronin jury completed. 3L W. H. Cresson, cashier of the Conshohocken, Pa., National bank, defaulter in $50,000. NOVEMBER 8. Dr. Cronin's missing clothes and instruments found in a sewer at Chicago. Qed. A. JI. Swope and Col. W. C. Goodloe kilted each other in an affray at the postoffice, Lexington, Ky. 22. Mr* Hannah B. Southworth shot Stephen Pettus, a well known Brooklyn five time* and killed him. 25 Mortgage forgeries in $1,000,000 of the Great Western Land Fund unearthed in Chicago. Mcrnw. A Craves E. Silcott, cashier to the sergeant-at arms of the United States house of repro 11 uretliii, defaulted in $82,000. 5 John Omar* Ald was hanged in Brooklyn fin the murder of Lyman S. Weeks. 15 Verdict rendered in the Oonin case; Coughlin, O'Sullivan and Burke found guilty of mnw)«i and sentenced to life imprisonment; rn"» «-    manslaughter    and    sentenced    tc three y#rs, and Beggs acquittedSPORTING MATTERS OF NOTE. MARCH. 90. Cambridge won the boat race with Oxford. APRIL & The All-American Baseball players welcomed in New York from their trip round the world by a banquet at Delmonico* MAY. I. Lord Dunravens yacht Valkyrie Launched 14 Spokane outran Proctor Knott at LouteviU* JUVE. & Duke of Portland’s 8-year-old Donovan won the Derby. 95 Harvard defeated by Yale in a boat race at New London. JULY. 4 Sullivan defeated irarain at Richburg. Mtao* la a seventy-five round fight. 14 John Fitzpatrick, referee in the Sullivan-0-rain fight, surrendered to the authorflttn; Bah, owner of the place where the fight took place, arrested; steps taken to fast* the charter of the New Orleans and Northeastern railroad. august. » 17. John L. Sullivan sentenced to twelve    f-i imprisonment at Purvis, His*, fir prise fighting; later his case wa* sppnslrd sprit this acted ss a stay of nmtnwo4 O'Counor, the oarsman, defeated by f¥*fhi nftl Thames river, Kag.,ma8ca8b£§iBHH fit® world's championship. UL W. G. Campbell swam the SmgrnmrmmmM * cork jaok et-24 Nelson won the $10,000 trotting mooch fiarftNi THf? LABOR QUESTION. JANUARY. 4 Agreeing reached between the Chicago, Bor lingtoi and Quincy railroad and its striking mem 25. Street rtilroads tied up in Brooklyn, N. Y. 29. Street ikilroads tied up in New York. FEBRUARY. 5 Street tor tie up in New York declared eft. Brooklyn street car tie up ended next day. 14 French working men presented their grievance to the government. MASC* HL 4000 weavers went on strike in FOB River, r Mal* fc. Fall liver strike declared oft. I    APED*ft. 4000carpenters struck inSfc. Louis. A Street railroad tie up in Minneapolis. I 9. 40 peope drowned by the overflows Indus.    ^ Disastrous cloudburst near Amstefl Johnstown, N. Y., suffered severe 14 T. M. Brown, a railroad president | ■ Cote., drowned in the Grand rwJ Colorado.J JI ll persons reported drowned in tha m ,ginia floods. ■ Severe winds in Chicago; 7 killed ;