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Apia, The principal town and commercial port of the Samoan Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, situated on the north coast of the island of Upolu. The harbor is small, but, ordinarily, a safe one. In March, 1889, the island and harbor were swept by a terrific hurricane, which wrecked the United States ships Trenton (flag-ship) and Vandalia, and the German men-of-war EbZZZr, Adler, and Olga, and drove ashore the United States steamer Nipsic. the Calliope (British) was the only man-of-war in the harbor that succeeded in escaping to sea. The town and its vicinity were the scene, in 1890, of a series of fatal riots, growing out of the claims of Mataafa and Malietoa. Tanus to the king-ship. Several American and British naval officers were killed or wounded, April 1, in subduing the native mob.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
census office in the Department of the Interior. Additions were made to the previous acts, such as the indebtedness of cities, counties, and incorporated villages; reports were provided for from railways, to ascertain their condition, business, etc.; also, similar information was asked for in regard to express and telegraph companies; experts were employed in place of the enumerators to collect social and manufacturing statistics. General Walker was appointed superintendent of the census April 1, 1879; resigned Nov. 3, 1881; and was succeeded by Charles W. Seaton, who died before the work was completed. The office of superintendent of the census was abolished in 1885, and was re-established by the act of March 1, 1889. Robert P. Porter was appointed superintendent of the Population of the United States in 1890 and 1900. States and Territories.Population.Increase Since 1900.1890.1890. Alabama1,828,6971,513,017315,680 Alaska63,44132,05231,389 Arizona122,93159,62063,311 Ark
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ured.—31. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad reopened, after being closed nearly a year. Confederate camp at Union City, Tenn., captured, with a large amount of spoils.—April 1. General Banks drove the Confederates from Woodstock, Va. Battle at Putnam's Ferry, Ark., and Confederate stores captured.—2. The emancipation and compensation ronfederacy authorized.—31. General Herron appointed to the command of the Army of the Frontier. Jacksonville, Fla., burned by Union colored troops and evacuated. —April 1. Cavalry fight. near Drainesville, Va.—2. Farragut's fleet ravaged in Red River. Serious bread-riot in Richmond; the mob mostly women.—3. Arrest of Knights vannah reported at 38,500 bales, of which 6,000 bales were Sea Island.—31. The transport General Lyon burned off Cape Hatteras, and about 500 soldiers perished. —April 1. Newbern, N. C., fired in several places by incendiaries; little harm done. Fort Lafayette. Fort Lafayette was built in the narrow strait between l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Opechancanough, -1644 (search)
nd said: Pardon me, governor; I was thinking of that wicked Englishman (see Argall, Samuel) who stole my niece and struck me with his sword. I love the English who are the friends of Powhatan. Sooner will the skies fall than that my bond of friendship with the English shall be dissolved. Sir Francis warned the people that treachery was abroad. They did not believe it. They so trusted the Indians that they had taught them to hunt with fire-arms. A tempest suddenly burst upon them. On April 1 (March 22, O. S.), 1622, the Indians rushed from the forests upon all the remote settlements, at a preconcerted time, and in the space of an hour 350 men, women, and children were slain. At Henrico, the devoted Thorpe, who had been like a father to the children and the sick of the savages, was slain. Six members of the council and several of the wealthier inhabitants were made victims of the treachery. On the very morning of the massacre the Indians ate at the tables of those whom they
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seminole Indians (search)
ld the commission of a brigadier-general in the United States army. So short were supplies in that region that Jackson had to depend upon provision-boats ascending the Apalachicola from New Orleans, and, as a depot for these supplies, he built a new fort on the site of the old Negro. Fort, and called it Fort Gadsden. On March 26 he marched eastward against the Seminole villages in the vicinity of the present city of Tallahassee, being joined on the way by a fresh body of friendly Creeks (April 1) and a few more Tennessee volunteers. The Seminoles made but slight resistance. Their villages were burned, and a considerable spoil in corn and cattle was obtained. Unrestrained by such orders as Gaines had received, and satisfied that the Seminoles were continually encouraged to make war by the British and Spaniards, he proceeded to the Spanish post of St. Mark's, the only one in that region, and its surrender being refused on his demand, he took it by force, though without bloodshed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
tation, of the surplus funds in the United States treasury over $5,000,000. This money subject to recall by the United States treasurer at any time, but not in sums of over $10,000 per month. Money to be paid to the States quarterly, viz., Jan. 1, April 1, July 1, Oct. 1, 1837. Although but three instalments were paid, it aggregated $28,000,000. This money had never been recalled, and is carried on the treasurer's report as unavailable funds. Approved......June 23, 1836 James Madison die wounded......July 6, 1892 Entire National Guard of Pennsylvania is ordered to Homestead by Governor Pattison......July 10, 1892 Lock-out involving 3,000 striking miners begins in the Coeur d'alene mining district, in Shoshone county, Id., April 1; an attack is made by union men on new hands employed in the Gem mine, in which several are killed......July 11, 1892 Cyrus W. Field, born 1819, dies at Ardsley, N. Y.......July 12, 1892 River and harbor bill, appropriating $21,153,618 and
illey succeeds Governor Shoup, resigned......Dec. 20, 1890 Election of Dubois being deemed illegal, William H. Claggett is chosen Shoup's successor......Feb. 11, 1891 Law allowing verdict by three-fourths of a jury in a civil action, and an Australian ballot law enacted at session ending......March 14, 1891 United States Senate seats Dubois (vote 55 to 5)......March 3, 1892 Lockout involving 3,000 striking miners begins in the Coeur d'alene mining district in Shoshone county, April 1. An attack on men employed in the Gem mines, made by union men, results in the killing of several miners......July 11, 1892 Martial law put in force in Shoshone county......July 14, 1892 Proclamation of President Harrison commanding all persons in insurrection in Idaho to disperse......July 16, 1892 Two thousand United States troops, by order of President Harrison, occupy Wardner, July 14; suppress disturbance; withdraw......July 23, 1892 Trial of insurrectionary miners at Coeu
ree prohibits further immigration from the United States......April 6, 1830 Colonization laws repealed as to natives of the United States......April 28, 1832 Fort of Velasco at the mouth of the Brazos taken by Texans under John Austin......June 26, 1832 Nacogdoches retaken by Texans......Aug. 2, 1832 First step towards independence, the framing of a State constitution, never recognized by the Mexican government and never put in operation, by a convention which met at San Felipe, April 1, and adjourned......April 13, 1833 Law passed forming Texas into one judicial circuit and three districts— Bexar, Brazos, and Nacogdoches......April 17, 1834 Legislature of Coahuila and Texas, in session at Monclova, disperses on approach of army under Gen. Martin P. de Cos, brother-in-law to General Santa Ana......April 21, 1835 Committee of safety organized at Bastrop on the Colorado......May 17, 1835 Lone-star flag made at Harrisburg and presented to the company of Capt. Andr