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1871. March 8.-A terrible tornado swept every thing before it
from Helena, Arkansas, to Fayette, Illinois.
9.-- New York Chamber of Commerce propose a Pacific Ocean cable of 6,515 miles.
14.-Election in New Hampshire-Dem. victory. " 17.-Project for a Congregational House in Boston, to cost $200,000.
19.—The Legislature of Illinois, after ten weeks' hard labor, passed three bills, and one of these was vetoed by the Governor. “ 23.—T'he New York City Viaduct Railway Bill passed by the Senate of New York. " 25.-A meteor, so brilliant as to cast a shadow, seen at New York. On the same day, a fire destroys $250,000 worth of property in the city 4 26.—The Tennessee reaches Charleston with the San Domingo Commissioners. Great American Project set on foot to explore Palestine and Jerusalem. " 31.–Magnificent aurora; a great cloud of blood-red in the north-east sky; the sight “to be remembered a life-time.” During the month, a sun spot of 2,300,000
square miles was visible. April 2.--Two sharp earthquake shocks at San Francisco, California.
3-4.-Elections in Rhode Island and ConnecticutRepublican victories.
8.-Roger Williams' statue unveiled at Washingt'n. " 11.-Equal Rights Bill passed the Mississippi Legislature.
14.- The Ku-Klux Bill passes the U. S. Senate. « 17.--Nebraska State Insane Asylum at Lincoln, burnt, and two inmates perish. “ 18.-A United States captain and 14 soldiers killed Ly Indians in Texas. «° 20.-Ku-Klux Enforcement Bill passed by Congress and signed by the President. " 27.-Indians massacre whites in Dakota. A new line of steamers projected from New York to Rome. " 28.-U. S. troops shoot 85 Arizona Indians. May 3.-Indian battle in the Pinal Mountains, Arizona, 28 Apaches killed.
4.-Pres. Grant issues a Ku-Klux Proclamation.
7- The Joint High Commission announce a treaty prepared.
1871. May 8.-U. S. troops kill or wound nearly 300 Indians
in a battle near Laramie.
15.-New territorial government for Washington and
the Apaches. “ 21.–À twelve pound aerolite fell at Searsport, Me. « 25.-The Mountain Indians of Arizona declare war against the whites. " 27.-Twenty-one men killed and six more wounded,
in a coal mine at Pittston, Pennsylvania.
The Rhea sunk, and eight persons drowned near New
2.-Governor Butler of Nebraska impeached and
3.--Ex-Cong. Bowen found guilty of bigamy.
6.-Grand reception to Indian Chiefs at Boston.
for the North Pole. July 3.-The missionary ship Morning Star arrives at Honolulu.
5.---The Great Washington Treaty proclaimed by the President.
8.-Tidal wave on Lake Superior-cause unknown. 1871. July 11.-Superintendent Kelso, of N. Y., forbids the
Orange display, and Gov. Hoffman revokes his order.
12.-Terrible conflict in New York between the Roman Catholic Irish, and the National Guards and Police. 62 persons killed, and 137 wounded.
13.--Amherst confers LL. D. upon Horace Greeley. " 19.—Earthquake in all New England.
2.2.- The most remarkable aurora ever witnessed, observed at Springfield, Mass., and elsewhere. " 24.–United States Scientific expedition to Brazil leaves New York.
28.-The Polaris heard from at Newfoundland.
30.—The “Westfield" explodes her boilers at New York. Of the 400 persons on board, 106 were killed, and 111 more or less injured. Com.'s loss $500,000. Tidal wave 5 feet high on Lake Wirnepisseogee, New
Hampshire. It was the first ever seen there. Aug. 1.-Women admitted to Burlington, Vermont, University.
3.-Fraudulent sale of $9,000,000, Rockford and St. Louis bonds in Frankfort.
4.-Formidable Indian raids in Montana.
8.-Nitro-glycerine exploded in Hoosac Tunnel by lightning. Three men killed.
15.-Doctor Hall heard from, at Holsteinburg, Swe-
1871. Sept. 4.--Destructive hurricane at Windem, Minnesota
6.-American Pomological Society meets at Richmond, Virginia.
8.-Mooshillock Mountain, N. H., 5,050 feet high, made a United States signal service observatory.
9.-The 116th new planet discovered by America. "1-10-Appalling disaster to an American whaling fleet in the Arctic Ocean-33 vessels destroyed and abandoned. 4 19.-Nebraska votes on a new constitution. " 20.-Tidal wave alarm on all the south Atlantic
" 28.-National Commercial convention at Baltimore.
of a mile, at Paoli, Indiana.
17, 18.--Celebration of the completion of European and N. A. R. R., at Bangor, Me., Pres. Grant present.
1871. Oct. 21.-Mormon Hawkins convicted of adultery.
" 23.-National Police convention at St. Louis.
23, 24.-Extensive forest fires in western New York.
“ 30.-Gov. Bullock, of Georgia, disaffected, resigns. Nov. 4.-$500,000 fraud discovered in the Indian Bounty Department at Washington.
6.-New York orders four regiments under arms for to-morrow's election.
7.--Election day in 9 States—Republican victories.
9.--An Aurora so bright in New York as to “cast
in Cuban affairs.