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LOCAL EVENTS, 1890—Continued. 20. Patrolman John W. Hillberg resigns after Ferry boats Columbia and Fulton collide near twenty-five years'service.-Round house of Long Fulton ferry slip and are badly damaged.-FareIsland Railroad Company at Whitestone burned; well reception to Rev. Dr. Chamberlain, pastor loss, $25,000.--A stable at Brooklyn and New York Classon Avenue Presbyterian Church. avenues burned, with forty-two horses.

27. Bridge cable breaks and causes delay.-. 21. Opening services in new Church of the William Zeigler secures injunction against transAtonement.-

Resignation of Rev. C. S. Williams, fer Long Island Water Supply Company's plant pastor of Ainslie Street Baptist Church.

to the city.-New Brooklyn Annex boat makes 22. C. D. Wood donates, conditionally, $125,000 her first trip.-Opening new Varuna Boat Club to Young Women's Christian Association.-Rev. house in Atlantic avenue.-Dr. Hopkins,of WashJ. F. Carson, of the Reformed Presbyterian ington avenue, receives the first supply of Church, withdraws his resignation.

“Iymph” from Dr. Koch, of Berlin. 23. Postmaster Collins authorized to open 28. Splendid sleighing in Brooklyn and suburbs twenty new stamp agencies.-City Court decides -August Belmont's racing stud sold at auction that railroad companies have not exclusive at his Long Island farm.-Bishop Leonard, of right to tracks ; vehicles may drive on them.- Ohio, preaches in the Church of the Redeemer.The city purchases the plant of Long Island Policeman Thomas Nelson resigns after twentyWater Supply Company for $1,250,000.—The eight years' service. Lincoln Club decides not to allow liquors in 30 Justice John Courtney, sheriff-elect, redining room

signs, and Mayor Chapin appoints Jacob Neu in 24. St. John's P. E. Church at Fort Hamilton his place.-Judah B. Voorhees, thirty-five years partially burned.

Surrogate's clerk, resigns; Joseph W. Carroll 26. Eight policemen suspended for misbe- takes his place.--Governor Hill appoints John havior on “Christmas."-Big snow storm and McGroarty port warden. cold, driving wind throughout Long Island.- 31. Sheriff-elect Courtney appoints his staff.

LOCAL NECROLOGY, 1890. Abbott, Benj. Vaughn, prominent jurist, Febru- Ford, Augustus, lawyer, April 22, aged 79. ary 17, aged 60.

Fox, Sidney Allan, surgeon, December 10, aged 34. Allen, Rev. John, pastor, December 13, aged 73. Freckelton, John Wesley, churchman, DecemBaker, George W., ex-alderman, January 16, ber 11, aged 65. aged 71.

Fickett, Henry E., churchman, December 18, Baldwin, F. B., ex-assemblyman, June 5, aged 74.

aged 71. Bennett, Peter, ex-supervisor, August 14, aged 46. Farley, Rev. Antony, rector St. Monica's church, Boyd, Capt. Robert, U. S. N., July 30, aged 56. Jamaica, December 22, aged 76. Bowen, John Elliot, editor, January 3, aged 32. Gribben, D., paymaster Atlantic av. R. R., May Bogert, Rev. Albert, pastor, January 15, aged 66. 8, aged 62. Broach, John, bank cashier, November 8, aged 78. Gloucester, Rev. John N., colored clergyman, Breen, James Howard, printer, September 9, March 21, aged 71. aged 53.

Gascoigne, Joshua I., churchman, December 8, Bush, Rufus T., merchant, September 15, aged 51.

aged 60. Breed, Rev. J. B., churchman, October 25, aged Hopper, Jacob M., undertaker, November 17, 83.

aged 68. Bleecker, George C., organist, March 9, aged 62. Heads, W. D., steamboat captain, August 10, Cary, Wales L., physician, May 16, aged 30.

aged 81. Canvin, John, pilot, January 22, aged 68.

Hallock, Moses J., merchant, August 31, aged 63. Campbell, Andrew, manufacturer, April 13, aged Henderson, Capt. Joseph, pilot, October 1, aged 69.

65. Claflin, Aaron, manufacturer, January 7, aged 83. Hanson, John H., politician, July 9, aged 48. Clark, Matthew H., manufacturer, January 11, Hegeman, Walter G., noted athlete, July 28, aged 34.

aged 34. Cogan, John, journalist, August 11, aged 41. Howe, Hiram, turfman, January 1, aged 46. Coombs, Mrs. Annie Sheldon, author, Nov. 22. Hardenbergh, L. V. D., ex-tax collector, JanuCotte, John B., clubman, October 17, aged 83. ary 4, aged 67. Corbett, Chas. F., churchman, February 1, aged Hyde, Chas. H., merchant, January 10, aged 52. 61.

Johnson, Rev. D. Van Mater, prominent divine, Corlies, E. W., banker, February 6, aged 59.

November 20, aged 78. Cowing, James A., ex-treasurer “L” road, Feb- Journeay, H.P., merchant, December 24, aged 66. ruary 14, aged 78.

Krogsgaard, C. R. B., prominent freemason, OcCoe, John W., ex-senator, January 17, aged 51. tober 18. Cushman, Rev. Geo. F., clergyman and author, Keegan, Rev. William, Vicar-general of Long June 26, aged 71.

Island, May 10, aged 66. Cullen, Garrett, ex-supervisor, December 10, Kollmyer, E. A., city auditor's clerk, June 8, aged 44.

aged 54 Dimon, Chas., banker, August 27, aged 54.

Kipp, Ferdinand, professor of music and lanDuncan, Rev. Robert, prominent Methodist, Feb- guages, March 26, aged 53. ruary 7, aged 57.

Lawrence, Capt. John, war veteran, June 21, Delaney, James, merchant, January 15, aged 75.

aged 53. Dorman, Rev. Lester M., churchman, December Livingston, Rev. Henry Maxwell, pastor, July 9, 7, aged 61.

aged 32. Eggers, Henry, banker, May 17, aged 52.

Langley, William C., prominent merchant, DeEadie, John, author and editor, June 25, aged 71. cember 10, aged 80. Eldert, Garrett V. W., hotel keeper, January 19, Meekes, Wm., ex-police sergeant, September 17, aged 66.

aged 74. Farrington, Harvey, merchant, August 1, aged 68. Miley, R. H., ex-assemblyman, June 10, aged 42. Foote, Wm. H., ex-harbor master, August. 4, McCaull, T. J., turfman, June 12, aged 39. aged 60.

Malone, Edward, physician, June 16, aged 52. Fransioli, Rev. Father, Catholic pastor, October Massey, Marcellus, merchant, June 28, aged 77. 18, aged 73.

McIntyre, Angus P., editor, July 12, aged 39. Frothingham, Isaac H., merchant, October 20, Mallory, Chas. H., merchant, March 21, aged 72. aged 83.

McCormick, John, secretary Atlantic Dock Co., Foster, R. W., well-known shipmaster, May 9, January 6, aged 72. aged 93.

Morse, C. G., churchman, December 4, aged 75. Foster, Samuel, ship builder, April 12, aged 75. Norton, John, merchant, October 30, aged 73.


per hour.

LOCAL NECROLOGY, 1890—Continued. Nickerson, Joshua, ship owner, July

30, aged 78. Shields, John H., lawyer, June 8, aged' 35. Nichols, Wm. A., iron merchant, January 29, Smith, Rev. N. E., pastor, June 18, aged 70. aged 52.

Snow, Rev. Samuel S., pastor, June 28, aged 84. Newman, Lewis F., merchant, Jan. 15, aged 68. Shanley, John, city clerk, March 11, aged 47. Osborn, Albert Halsey, noted jurist, March 11, Schultz, Charles, ex-warden Kings county jail, aged 80.

March 22, aged 50. O’Boyle, Rev. James, pastor, April 9, aged 50. Smith, Caleb L., ex-assemblyman, April 20, Pickering, Wm. H., journalist, July 6, aged 30. aged 61. Paine, J. E., expert accountant, July 26, aged 73. Snow, Augustin, journalist, December 8, aged 65. Paine, William H., engineer, December 31. Smith, Wm. B., lawyer, December 17, aged 73. Parsons, Samuel L., churchman, February 13, Shepard, Timothy, olá resident, December 20, aged 13.

aged 93. Pierson, Henry R., ex-president Brooklyn City Tichenor, J. B., war veteran, Nov. 11, aged 66. R. R., January 1, aged 71.

Trainor, Rev. Joseph, pastor, August 1. Pleasants, Chas. W., lawyer, January 8, aged 52. Tully, Patrick J., ex-assemblyman, August 4, Peden, Samuel, manufacturer, Jan. 11, aged 72. aged 47. Perry, Wiliam, churchman, December 7, aged 61. Terry, Edmund, jurist, February 11, aged 73. Petry, George, ex-mayor of Long Island City, Thomas, Wm. M., banker, April 23, aged 79. December 15, aged 57.

Von Nostitz, Hans, engineer, Dec. 18, aged 54. Ropes, Reuben W., banker and philanthropist, Whiteley, S. B., organist Plymouth Church, NoJuly 30, aged 77.

vember 21, aged 45. Ropes, Ripley, banker and philanthropist, May Washburn, Capt. H. A., war veteran, August 4, 18, aged 69.

aged 68. Roloson, John W., expert telegrapher, May 22, Woodward, W. S., broker, August 14, aged 65. aged 31.

Wilsoncroft, Alfred, well known as Turnbull, Smith, Geo. W., merchant, November 14, aged 71, the hatter,” May 16, aged 62. Semler, Ludwig, ex-police Justice, November 25, Webb, Edwin, physician, January 30, aged 76. aged 70.

Waring, W. H., lawyer, February 10, aged 59.
Shepard, C. Y., war veteran, October 16, aged 57. Wheeler, Russell L., bank director, March 8,
Stephens, R. P., mining expert, May 27, aged 77. aged 60.
Brooklyn Grain Elevators,

Speed in Telegraphy.
A national tournament for fast transmitting

in telegraphy was held April 11, 1890, in New Name of

York. Each contestant was allowed five minElevator. Location.

utes in which to send as many words as he could in a readable manner. Sixty, contestants from all parts of the country took part. The

following were the results: Nos. 2 to 16... Com'l wharf, Atlantic dock

Class A.–First prize, B. R. Pollock, Jr., HartNos. 51 to 59.. Com'l wharf,

ford, 260 words; second prize, W. M. Gibson, Atlantic dock

Brooklyn, 238 words, 4 characters: third prize, Nos. 6 to 11... Clinton wharf. 6,000,000 25,000 F. J. Kihm, Brooklyn, 238 words. Class A, open Atlantic dock

for all. First prize, Frank L. Catlin, Brooklyn, Nos. 70 to 92.. South pier, At

251 words, 1 character; second prize, W. L. lantic dock..

Waugh, New York, 229 words; "third prize, C o lumbia Foot of Atlan

Frank English, New York, 225 words. Ladies' stores... tic av..

1,500,000 8,000

Class. First prize, Miss K. B. Stephenson, Dow's stores. Footof Pacific

Brooklyn, 217 words; second prize, Miss B. M. st.. 2,500,000 24,000

Denis, New York, 212 words, 4 characters: third Beard's..... Erie basin. 2,750,000 10,000

prize, Miss E. R. Vaneselow, New York, 210 Woodruff's... Foot of Jorale

words, 4 characters. Old Timers' Class.-A. S. mon st.. 1,500,000 8,000

Ayres, New York, 229 words, 1 character; Fred Commercial. . Atlantic dock. 2,000,000


Catlin, Brooklyn, 217 words. Kelsey stores. Foot of Irving

The decision in Mr. Pollock's favor caused st..

1,000,000 8,000 some dissatisfaction, it being claimed that his India Wharf.. 60 Hamilton

characters were not perfect and therefore un

600,000 6,000 readable. Francis E. Pinto's.. Atlantic dock. 1,500,000

At tournament held in New York, previous to 10,000

this, these results were reached: In 1884: conU. S. Ware- Foot of De

ditions, 500 words, consisting of 2,368 charachouse Co.. graw st..

500,000 14,000 Bowne's.

ters; first prize, W. L. Waugh, superior Morse; Gowanus can'l 600,000 3,000 Beyer's.. Foot of Taylor

time, 11 m. 27 sec.; second prize, W. M Gibson,

good Morse; time, 11 m. 3 sēc.; F. J. Kihm, fair st..

150,000 6,500 Morse; time, 10 m. 2 sec. Shaw& Trues- Second st. and dell's. Gowanus

In 1885, same conditions; first prize, J. W. RolCanal... 100,000 2,000

oson, good Morse; time, 10 m. 32 sec.: second

prize, W. M. Gibson, good Morse; 10 m. 57 sec.; Total...

20,700,000! 129,500

third prize, F. J. Kihm, fair Morse; time, 10 m.

38 sec. The total capacity of the grain elevators in the region of New York is, for storage, in bushels,

A contest was held in 1886, at Boston, for New 26,206,000, and the transfer capacity per hour,

England and New York operators only. The 458,000 bushels. The latter item includes the

amount of words sent was 250. These records capacity of the floating elevators. According

were accomplished: to this account the total storage capacity out- Gentry, of New York, 7m. 11 sec.; Burns, of side of Brooklyn is only 5,506,000 bushels and the Worcester, 6 m. 13 sec.; Phillips, of Providence, total transfer capacity per hour all round New 8 m. 1 sec.; Kettles, of Fall River, 6 m. 15 sec ; York, other than the floating elevators, is Plum, of New Haven, 6m. 10 sec.: Shelter, of 805,500 bushels, and of this quantity Brooklyn Boston, 6 m. 51 sec. Kettles got the prize for has the capacity for transferring 129,500 bushels. best Morse. Gentry challenged Kettles afterThe grain crops

of the United States for 1889 wards to send 500 words. The challenge was were as follows: Wheat, 490,560,000 bushels; corn, accepted and the contest took place in Boston, 2,112,892,000 ; oats, 751,515,000 ; rye, 28,100,000 ; on May 24, 1886, Kettles' time being 12m. 25 sec., barley, 66,000,000. Total, 3,449,067,000 bushels. and Gentry's 13 m. 51 sec.



-Emin Pasha arrives at Zanzibar.-Dr. Heri1. Twenty-six boys suffocated by smoke at a

era Obes elected President of Uruguay. fire in a paupers' school in London.-Summer

3. Eight men imprisoned in a burning mine at palace of King Leopold, at Laeken, near Brus

Wilkesbarre, Pa.- Three men lose their lives sels, burned; the governess of the Princess Clem

and twenty-eight cars burned in a railroad colentine loses her life.

lision near Mansfield, O. 3. The Colombian gunboat La Popa seizes two

4. The Prince of Wales opens the great railAmerican vessels.-The Italian steamer Persia

way bridge over the Forth, Scotland. ashore on the island of Corsica; only six out of

6. The French and Dahomans engage in battle;

the latter beaten with heavy loss. —Major Wiss139 passengers saved. 4. The epidemic of influenza at its height in

mann attacks and routs the Arabs in East Africa. the United States, the death-rate in New York

8. Surveyors in the Colorado River Cañon rebeing largely increased

port rich discoveries of gold, silver, copper,

coal and salt. 5. Heavy floods in Southeastern Missouri. 9. Sub-tropical Exposition opens at Jackson

11. Herr Von Tisza resigns as Hungarian ville, Fla.

Prime Minister, and is succeeded by Count Von 12. Lord Salisbury sends to Portugal a note

Szapary. threatening rupture of diplomatic relations, and

15. Revolt in Afghanistan; the Ameer, AbdurPortugal yields to England's ultimatum con

Rahman, beheaded and his courtiers compelled

to flee. cerning Africa.

17. Prince Bismarck and Count Herbert Bis16. Rev. Lyman Abbott installe as pastor of Plymouth Church.

marck tender their resignations, that of the first 18. Señor Sagasta forms a new Spanish cabi

named being accepted.--The British Consul at net.

Mozambique raises the British flag over the

Shiré district of Africa and salutes it. 20. Railroad traffic in the Rocky Mountains practically at a standstill because of heavy

18. General Von Caprivi selected as Bismarck's snowdrifts.

successor as German Counselor. 25. Nellie Bly makes a tour around the world in

21. The New York_Court of Appeals decides 72 days, 6 hours, 12 minutes, arriving in Jersey

that the Electrical Execution law is constitu

tional. City at 3:52 P. M: this day. 30. Miss Mary Bisland, of The Cosmopolitan

23. Colorado prairies on fire; 1,000,000 acres

burned over. Magazine, encircled the globe in 75 days, 12 hours, unaided by special steamers, tugs or

24. A new extradition treaty between Great trains.

Britain and the United States officially pub31. Five Turkish war ships launched at Con.

lished, and to go into effect on April 4. stantinople one corvette, three gunboats and

27. Great storms and floods in the South; the one torpedo boat.

lowlands of Mississippi and Arkansas flooded be

yond control; many lives lost and cattle drowned. February.

-Louisville, Ky., struck by a tornado, demolish1. The Portuguese Consul in the Transvaal

ing the city hall and a large number of buildings; issues a proclamation declaring Portugal's sov

many lives lost. ereignty over northern Mashonaland.

30. The City of Paris towed into Queenstown, 2. Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,

after a delay occasioned by the breaking of the announces his intention of retiring on the thir

cylinder of one of the engines. tieth anniversary of his pastorate.

April. 3. By the burning of Secretary Tracy's Wash- 1. Mormons are leaving Utah for Chihuahua, ington residence, Mrs. Tracy, Miss Tracy and a

Mexico, where they have purchased an immense French maid, Josephine Morel, lose their lives. tract of land.

6. The Australian Federation Conference opens 2. Emin Pasha to return to Central Africa as in Melbourne amid much enthusiasm, the Prime a German governor.-Dr. Peters and his party Minister of Victoria being elected chairman. in safety.

9. The people of Schenectady commemorate 5. The great levee at Catfish Point, Miss., brothe two hundredth anniversary of the massacre ken, and 1,800 feet of the embankment swept by the French and Indians.

away. 10. The corner stone of Dr. Talmage's new 6. Bell Rock light, on the east coast of ScotTabernacle in Brooklyn, N. Y., laid.

land, extinguished by the premature explosion 13. The women in towns near Lathrop, Mo., of a fog sigual, and the dome shattered. organize temperance crusading bands; a num- 7. About seven thousand carpenters of Chiber of liquor men give up their business.

cago go on a strike for eight hours a day with15. Costa Rica declares against a Central out reduction of pay. American confederation.

9. The Chicago World's Fair Association incor16. Great and disastrous floods in Australia.

poration articles filed. 20. In the German Reichstag elections the Gov- 15. The Welland Canal opened.-Emin Pasha ernment parties lose fifteen seats and the Social- fitting out an expedition at Bagamoyo to go into ists double their vote.

the interior of Africa. 23. A reservoir dam bursts in Arizona; loss, 18. The Pan-American Conference closes. about forty lives and nearly $1,000,000 worth of 22. The French repulsed in Dahomey with a property.

loss of fifty French soldiers and twenty natives. 24. The King of Dahomey's troops attack the 26. Emin Pasha, with six hundred porters and French posts at Kotonu, Senegal, and are re- large body of Nubian soldiers, starts again for pulsed.

the interior of Africa. 27. Prince Bismarck forbids the sale of any of 28. The United States Supreme Court decides the German West African Company's posses- that the Iowa law providing for seizure of liquor sions.-The State Council reassembles at Berlin in "original packages " is unconstitutional. to consider the labor question.

30. A revolution with bloodshed breaks out in 28. Mr. Labouchere suspended in the House of Paraguay. Commons for accusing Lord Salisbury of false

May. hood.

1. Great labor parades in Europe and America. March.

3. The carpenters and allied trades strike for 1. Bedloe's Island selected by Secretary Win- an eight-hour day of labor and generally win dom as the new landing place in New York

their point. harbor for immigrants.

7. The Germans under Major Wissmann cap2. Pope Leo celebrates his eightieth birthday. ture Kilwa, in East Africa, driving out the Arabs. COSMOPOLITAN CHRONOLOGY, 1890-Continued. 11. The Rothschilds inform the Austrian Em- persons.-London letter carriers by striking, susperor that unless oppression of the Jews ceases pend the distribution of mail matter. in Vienna, they will remove their banking house 10. President Harrison signs the bill for the to Pesth.

admission of Wyoming into the Union. 12. Emin Pasha asks the Egyptian Government 12. The marriage of Henry M. Stanley and for seven years' arrears of pay.-General Mid- Miss Dorothy Tennant solemnized in Westmindleton convicted by the Canadian Parliament of ster Abbey. looting valuable furs while commanding the 14. The Government of San Salvador declares militia in the Riel rebellion.

the country to be in a state of siege.-The Peace 15. Commander B. H. McCalla, U. S. N., sus- Congress opens its session in London, Eng. pended from rank and duty for three years for 15. The new Croton Aqueduct opened to the cruel treatment of seamen under his control. reservoir in Central Park.

18. A powder explosion in Havana kills thirty- 19. The Belgian Chamber of Deputies passes four persons and wounds over one hundred. the bill which empowers the Belgian Govern

20. Great damage from heavy rains in New ment to purchase the Congo Free State within York and Pennsylvania.-In Baltimore houses ten years, the other Powers having consented. unroofed.-A dam gives way in Maine.

20. San Salvador soldiers and those of Guate24. The United States Government removes mala meet in battle, the latter being defeated the garrison from Ellis Island, New York Bay, and losing their artillery. and leaves it in Commissioner Weber's posses- 22. War between Guatemala and San Salvasion, for immigrant purposes.

dor. 29. French marines land and destroy the nets 23. Revolution in Argentina, South America. of Newfoundland fishermen, and the people re- 26. A tornado at Lawrence, Mass., wrecks solve not to pay taxes until their interests are about one hundred houses, kills from eight to protected.

ten persons and injures many more, besides doing 30. The Garfield Memorial dedicated at Lake- much damage to railroad and other property. view, President Harrison and others making ad- 29. A fire-damp explosion at St. Etienne, dresses.

France, causes the death of 120 men and a num

ber injured. June.

30. Quiet restored in Buenos Ayres; the revo

lutionary leaders agree to the terms of the Gov1. Part of the city of Sofia wrecked by a tornado and many lives lost.

ernment, and a general amnesty has been 4. A tornado devastates a Nebraska village,

granted.-Ninety-eight bodies taken out of the

pit at St. Etienne, France. kills twelve persons, fatally hurts eight and

31. General Rivas, with two thousand Indians, wounds twenty-one.--Mr. Turpin, of the Fourth

starts a revolution in San Salvador, attacking the Alabama District, unseated by the House, and Mr. McDuffie takes the oath of office.

capital in the rear of General Ezeta.-During the 8. The City of Rome, of the Anchor Line, runs

fighting in Buenos Ayres 1,000 men were killed on Fastnet Rock in a fog, and damages her prow;

and 5,000 wounded. she proceeds to Liverpool. 10. The Legislative Assembly of Victoria

August. unanimously approves the scheme for the federation of the Australian colonies, and appoints

1. General Rivas captured and shot, and peace delegates to the convention for that purpose.

restored at San Salvador. 12. Southampton, L. I., celebrates its two hun- 2. Colonel Morales Bermudez proclaimed Presidred and fiftieth anniversary.

dent of Peru, to assume the duties of his office 14. Fourteen deaths from Asiatic cholera have August 10th. occurred in Spain; the plague spreading.

4. Peking, Tung Chow and Tientsin, China, 16. The imperial palace at Gatschina under

submerged and business paralyzed. mined; a widespread conspiracy against the

6. William Kemmler executed by electricity Czar of Russia's life discovered, and several ar

at Auburn Prison, N. Y. rests made.

7. President Celman's resignation accepted, 18. King Leopold appoints Henry M. Stanley

and Señor Pelligrini succeeds him as President Governor of the Congo State, he to enter upon

of Argentine amid much rejoicing; a new Cabithe duties of the office in 1891.

net is announced, and harmony prevails: 21. Forty lives lost by a destructive cyclone in

8. The New York Central Railroad system Illinois; Paw Paw almost swept away.

blocked by a strike of the Knights of Labor. 22. The new Constitution of Brazil goes into

10. The island of Heligoland in the German operation,

Ocean ceded by England to Germany, in return 23. Port de France, Martinique, burned; five

for German concessions in Africa. thousand people homeless and provisionless.

13. The Teutonic lowers the Transatlantic rec24. The New York Court of Appeals_decides

ord to 5 days, 19 hours, 5 minutes. the Sugar Trust case adversely to the Trust; it

17. The Italian Government proposes to the also affirms the sentence of William Kemmler,

Powers a convention to establish an internaupholding the constitutionalty of the Electrical

tional maritime service on the Red Sea. Execution law.

19. A tornado in and around Wilkesbarre, Pa., 26. Erzeroum in revolt; a number of Arme

kills 15 persons and injures 180 in that place, benians and Turkish soldiers killed and wounded.

sides a number killed and wounded elsewhere.27-30. A period of intense heat prevails

By an accident on the Old Colony Railroad near throughout the West; hundreds of persons die

Quincy, Mass., 20 persons are killed and many in Chicago.

others injured.

21. Peace signed between Guatemala and SalJuly.


23. The cruiser Baltimore, with Captain John 1. The Hendricks monument unveiled at In- Ericsson's body on board, sails for Sweden after dianapolis in the presence of a large assembly a parade and imposing ceremonies on the bay. and representatives from many cities.

24. Eight deaths occur from cholera

on 3. President Harrison signs à bill admitting steamer which arrives at Durban, South Africa, Idaho into the Union.

from Madras. 6. The four hundred and seventy-fifth anniver- 26. Fire destroys the city of Tokay, Hungary. sary of the burning of John Huss, of Bohemia, 29. The British assume possession of the celebrated in Washington Park, New York, by Shiré Highlands, Mozambique. the United Bohemian Societies.

31. San Domingo demands of Hayti a restora9. A terrific hurricane at Muscat, Arabia, de- tion of lands seized as a reward for helping Genmolishes dwellings and kills over seven hundred eral Hyppolite defeat General Legitime.


steamer Viscaya off Barnegat, and both go 1. England proposes to the Powers the forma down; about 70 persons drowned. tion of a confederation of the Balkan States, in

November. cluding Roumania, Bulgaria, Servia, Montenegro 2. The government candidates in the elections and part of Albania.

in Brazil receive 300,000 of the 400,000 votes cast. 3. The Moldau River overflows its banks; much 3. The Canadian Government decides to redamage is done to property, and thirty persons duce postage from three cents to two cents are drowned at Prague.-The Drave River over- throughout Canada and the United States. flows its banks, and vast tracts of land in Carin- 6. Prof. Koch announces his discovery of a thia are laid waste.

method to cure consumption by means of an in7. The celebration of Admission Day begins in oculating lymph. San Francisco.

8. Public agitation throughout Belgium in 8. Dock laborers, coal porters, sailors and fire- favor of an eight hour working day and unimen strike in Southampton, England, against versal suffrage. the employment of non-union men; much riot- 12. Queen Emma appointed Regent of Holing ensues.

land during the illness of King William.—The 9. New Zealand rejects the federation scheme. Prussian diet opened by Emperor William.

11. A revolution breaks out in the Canton of 14. Reginald ‘Birchall hanged at Woodstock, Ticino, Switzerland, because of difference over Canada, for the murder of F. C. Benwell. the revision of the Constitution.-New South 15. Financial crisis in London; a guarantee Wales declares in favor of the federation of the fund of $50,000,000 raised by European bankers Australian colonies.

to save Baring Brothers from bankruptcy. 14. The body of Captain John Ericsson trans- 16. Signs of warlike feeling among

the Sioux ferred from the Baltimore to the authorities at Indians at Pine Ridge agency, South Dakota. Stockholm, with imposing ceremonies.-Exten- 17. Salvador and Guatemala sign a treaty of sive petroleum fields

discovered along the Artha- peace. baska River in Manitoba.

20. Parnell refuses to resign the leadership of 15. The work of destroying the Iron Gates on the Irish party despite a revolt against his authe Danube begins.-The dock companies at thority in consequence of the result of the Shea Southampton institute a lock-out against the trial. laborers in their employ, and work on the docks 23. The King of Holland dies. The accession is entirely suspended.

of the Duke of Nassau to the Duchy of Luxem16. The Palace of Alhambra, in Granada, dam- burg proclaimed. aged by fire; loss, £50,000.

24. Queen Regent Emma of Holland issues a 19. The Turkish man-of-war Ertogroul found- proclamation declaring the Princess Wilhelers, and its crew of five hundred lost.

mina Queen of the Netherlands. 23. Three-fourths of Colon, Isthmus of Pan- 27. Seventy fishing smacks wrecked in a gale ama, destroyed by fire; looters fired upon by off the cost of Norway and their crews lost. soldiers, and several killed.

December. 26. The new national park, containing the

1. Opening of the second session of the Fiftygigantic trees in Tulare County, Cal., named first Congress. The Sequoia National Park."

3. The House of Representatives passes an In29. The Slater-Cotton Centenary at Pawtucket,

ternational Copyright Act. R. I., begins with a cotton exhibition.

5-8 Germany and Spain recognize the RepubOctober.

lic of Brazil. 1. President Harrison signs the McKinley Tar- 10. Thirteen consumptive patients inoculated iff Bill, and it becomes a law.

in New York with Dr. Roch's lymph. 3. Germany obtains the coasting trade along 12. Thirty Indians killed in a contest to decide the east coast of Africa on the payment of whether Short Bull or Two Strike should be chief 4,000,000 marks to the Sultan of Zanzibar.

of the Sioux at Pine Ridge agency. 5. A treaty of peace concluded between France 14. Mr. Parnell goes on an electioneering tour and the King of Dahomey, France to have pos- in Ireland; several bitter fights occur.- Twelve session of Kotonon and a protectorate over Porto hundred deaths from cholera in the city of Novo.

Guatemala in four weeks. 12. A Socialist Congress opened at Halle, Ger- 15. Sitting Bull, the notorious Sioux chief, and many. - The Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia his son, Crowfoot, with others, killed in a fight and the King of Holland both declared insane. with Indian police in South Dakota.

15. The Rev. Dr. Gregg, of Boston, called to 19. Emin Pasha recalled from the Soudan by succeed Dr. Cuyler as pastor of Lafayette Ave- the German authorities for disobeying orders. nue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn.

22. The Parnellite candidate, Mr. Scully, de24. Another mutilated body of a woman found feated in the Kilkenny election by Sir John Pope in Whitechapel, London, renews the excitement Hennessy. about " Jack the Ripper."

26. A National Indian congress opened in Cal28. A series of popular uprisings occur in the cutta. Canton of Tienio, Switzerland, and also some 29. Hostile Sioux and United States troops enfighting in the Canton of Friburg.

gage in battle at Wounded Knee Creek, and 60 30. The Sugar Trust incorporated as The soldiers and 200 Indians are killed. American Sugar Refining Company,” in New 31. Charles Stewart Parnell, William O'Brien Jersey, with a capital of $50,000,000.-The large and others hold a conference in Paris concernschooner, Cornelius Hargrave,' runs into the ing Irish affairs.

Water Pipe in Brooklyn.
Laid for the supply and distribution of water from 1859 to January 1, 1891.

Length 4-inch, 6 inch, 8-inch, 12-inch, 16-inch, 20-inch, 30-inch, 36-inch, 48-inch,

in Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet. Feet.


Total feet. 3,871 1,472,379 396, 472 187, 431 11,179 99,680 30,916 45,174 | 33,483 431.925 Pipe taken up. 1,766 1,332 1,572

884 Total length in use...

3,871 | 1,470,623 395, 140 185, 859 11,179 99,680 30,916 45,174 33,483 431.041 Miles....

0.783 278.524 74.835 35.200 2.117 18.879 5.855 8.544 6.343 431.041 Total number taps driven, 89,491.

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