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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
7. A further attempt was made in 1873, but Congress refused to pass an enabling act. Colorado was long noted as a silver-producing State, but after the repeal of the silver-purchase clause of the Bland silver bill (q. v.) by the Sherman Act of 1890, the serious apprehensions of local mineoperators were proved groundless by the results of a general exploitation for gold, and within a few years Colorado passed from the status of a silver to that of a gold State. In the calendar year 1900 the ries after that of agriculture. Cattle and sheep herding are declining in consequence of the multiplication of small farms. In 1899 the total assessed valuation of taxable property was $212,202,886, and the net debt $2,728,667. The population in 1890 was 412,198; in 1900, 539,700. Territorial governors. Name.Term.Remarks Appointed by William Gilpin1861-62President Lincoln John Evans1862-65President Lincoln Alexander Cummings1865-67President Johnson A. C. Hunt1867-69President Johnson E
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbian Exposition. (search)
Columbian Exposition. Early in 1890 an act was passed by Congress, providing for an exhibition of arts. industries, manufactures, and products of the soil, mines, and sea in 1892. This exhibition was designed to be a commemoration and celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, and hence was designated The World's Columbian Exposition. When the question of a site for the exposition came up for determination, the four cities, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Washingtion, were competitors, and on Feb. 24 Chicago, which had given a good guarantee of $10,000,000, was awarded that honor. Congress at once appropriated $1,500,000 towards providing for the successful management of the enterprise. A commission of two persons from each State and Territory was appointed by the President on the nomination of the governors, and also eight commissioners at large, and two from the District of Columbia, to constitute the World's Columbian Commission. It
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Commerce of the United States. (search)
ureau of Statistics show that imports, which in 1890 were $823,397,762, were in 1900 $829,052,116, aNorth America imports fell from $151,000,000 in 1890 to $131,000,000 in 1900, while the exports to Ne $23,000,000, while to Oceanica the exports in 1890 were $17,000,000, and in 1900 $40,000,000. Fromfrica importations increased from $3,000,000 in 1890 to $9,000,000 in 1900, and exportations to Afri division having increased $428,000,000 since 1890. From North America the imports fell $20,000,0States by grand divisions in the calendar years 1890 and 1900. In the figures showing the distribut 1860, $8.14 in 1870, $10.26 in 1880, $11.84 in 1890, and $13.27 in 1899. What has caused this wo4,900 miles and commerce to $14,761,000,000; by 1890, the lines of railroad amounted to 390,000 mile,000 in 1860; 37,900,000 in 1880; 48,800,000 in 1890; and 63,225,000 in 1898-99, of which last enorm15,000 miles, by 1880 to about 50,000 miles, by 1890 to 132,000 miles, and by 1898 to 170,000 miles,[12 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
he life of this Congress extends officially from March 4, 1901, to March 4, 1903. The Senate consists of 90 members, divided politically as follows: Republicans, 53; Democrats, 29; Populists, 4; Independent Republican, 1; Silver party, 1; and Independent, 2. The House of Representatives consists of 357 members, divided politically as follows: Republicans, 198; Democrats, 151; and Populists and Silverites, 8. The ratio of representation in the House from 1893 to 1903, based on the census of 1890, was 173,901. The practical work of the Senate is carried on by 55 standing committees, 8 select committees, 4 joint committees, and 2 joint commissions; and in the House of Representatives by 59 standing and select committees, 2 joint commissions, and 4 joint committees. The most important committees of Congress are finance in the Senate, and ways and means in the House; appropriations in each; foreign relations in the Senate, and foreign affairs in the House; banking and currency in the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
In 1818 a convention of delegates from each town in the State assembled at Hartford and framed a constitution, which was adopted by the people at an election on Oct. 5. During the Civil War the State furnished to the National army 54,882 soldiers, of whom 1,094 men and ninety-seven officers were killed in action, 666 men and forty-eight officers died from wounds, and 3,246 men and sixty-three officers from disease. There were reported missing 389 men and twenty-one officers. Population in 1890, 746,258; in 1900, 908,355. Governors of the Connecticut colony Name.Date. John Haynes1639 to 1640 Edward Hopkins1640 to 1641 John Haynes1641 to 1642 George Wyllys1642 to 1643 John Haynes alternately from Edward Hopkins1643 to 1655 Thomas Welles1655 to 1656 John Webster1656 to 1657 John Winthrop1657 to 1658 Thomas Welles1658 to 1659 John Winthrop1659 to 1665 Until this time no person could be elected to a second term immediately following the first. Governors of the New Ha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
hic inquiries were at once made, and elicited the fact that owing to the pressure of applications for office with which the State Department was just then overwhelmed, this important request of a friendly power had been overlooked. The appointment had, of course, to be withdrawn; but I need scarcely point out the difference from an international point of view between not making it and being compelled to withdraw one actually made. The other incident to which I refer occurred in Spain. In 1890, the consular agent at Seville—sent there, be it remembered, not as a missionary, but to represent the civilization of the United States and to further our commerce— thought it his duty to bombard with Protestant tracts the procession of the Corpus Christi as it passed through the streets. The excitement caused by this singular proceeding was great, and the official in question was arrested, being thereby protected from personal violence on the part of those who witnessed and were outraged
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cotton. (search)
se in its production was greatly accelerated, and the product of the year ending in June, 1860, on a surface of little less than 11,000 square miles, was over 5,387,000 bales, or over 2,500,000,000 lbs. The value of the cotton crop in 1791 was about $30,000; of that of 1859-60 over $220,000,000. The annual production of cotton in the United States was less for several years after 1860. The Civil War interfered with it: but in 1871 it was nearly 4,000,000 bales. or about 1,800,000,000 lbs. In 1890 the total crop amounted to 7,313,726 bales, or 3,218,000,000 lbs. The commercial cotton crop of the year ending Aug. 31, 1900, was in several respects one of the most remarkable in the history of this industry. There never was a time when so many American spindles were in operation, and rarely, if ever, when they were so severely taxed to meet the demand for cotton goods. The United States consumed more raw cotton than any other country in the world, leading Great Britain, which, for more
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Croker, Richard 1843- (search)
Croker, Richard 1843- Politician; born in Black Rock, Ireland, Nov. 24, 1843; was brought to the United States when two years old; received a public school education in New York; was alderman in 1868-70 and 1883; coroner in 1873-76; fire commissioner in 1883; and city chamberlain in 1889-90. He took a prominent part in opposing the Tweed Ring, and since the death of John Kelly has been the recognized leader of Tammany Hall. For several years Mr. Croker has passed a large part of his time annually in England.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crook, George -1890 (search)
Crook, George -1890 Military officer; born near Dayton, O., Sept. 8, 1828; graduated at West Point in 1852. In May, 1861, he was promoted to captain. He did good service in western Virginia, and in September was made brigadiergeneral and took command of the Kanawha district. In command of a division of cavalry in the Army of the Cumberland, he was at Chickamauga (q. v.) and drove Wheeler across the Tennessee. Brevetted major-general of volunteers (July, 1864), he was put in command of the Army of West Virginia, and took part in Sheridan's operations in the Shenandoah Valley. He was made major-general of volunteers in October, and late in February, 1865, was captured by guerillas, but exchanged the next month. He was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general in the regular Army March 13, 1865, and afterwards distinguished himself in several campaigns against the Indians, and particularly in the battles of Powder River, Tongue River, and the Rosebud. He died in Chicago, I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crusades, Temperance (search)
field, O., who, prior to her personal attacks on liquor saloons in 1887-88, had become widely known as Mother Stewart for her philanthropic labors in behalf of temperance reform, of the soldiers in the Civil War, and of the freedmen of the South. Mother Stewart led what scoffers called praying bands, which attempted to alleviate the curse of intemperance by prayer and moral suasion. In her visits to various saloons she was accompanied by both men and women, and in a majority of places was subjected to much ridicule, but no personal violence. The second of these crusades was led by Mrs. Carrie Nation, of Medicine Lodge, Kan. She made her first raid on a saloon about 1890 in Medicine Lodge. Subsequently she wrecked several saloons in Kiowa, and in 1900-1 she carried her work into Wichita. After wrecking several saloons with her hatchet, she was arested on the complaint of a saloon-keeper and imprisoned, refusing for several weeks release on bail which was freely extended to her.
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