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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morrill, Justin Smith 1810- (search)
wool as well as cloth. All of our people are now free to labor where they choose, where they can earn the most and receive the highest reward; and the man who to-day works on the farm may to-morrow, if he pleases, find employment in the mine, mill, or factory, and obtain the customary wages awarded to like skill and service. Protection turns out not merely good work, but the best. Local competition always pushes the best to the front. American locomotives are received in Australia, New Zealand, South America, and elsewhere, as equal to any in the world, and as cheap. Some British manufacturers and traders stamp their cotton goods with American trade-marks, because similar American goods, wherever known, fetch the highest price. Housefurnishing and saddlery, hardware, locks, joiners' tools, watches, silverware, jewelry, paper of all kinds, and many other articles of American manufacture are often both superior to and cheaper than similar articles produced abroad. Our agricult
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Single tax, (search)
le, as in telegraphs, railroads, water and gas supplies, etc., such business becomes a proper social function, which should be controlled and managed by and for the whole people concerned, through their proper government, local, State, or national, as may be. The single-tax adherents are at present far better organized as an aggressive force in England than in the United States. There the issue is brought prominently and persistently to the front, both in Parliament and elsewhere. In New Zealand, perhaps, the greatest advance has been made in the application of laws that have a genuine bearing upon the doctrine. These laws, of comparatively recent enactment, are looked upon by single-taxers as the entering wedge, and the experiment is being watched with great interest. Single-tax measures are also being considered in several of our State legislatures, notably in Colorado. Of the Anti-poverty Society, a remarkable association which held its first meeting in Chickering Hall,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Submarine cables. (search)
egraph Co 16 6,154 West India and Panama Telegraph Co 24 4,639 Grand total328 160,842 Cables operated by Nations. Nation.Number of Cables.Length of Cable in Nautical Miles. Austria41 214 Belgium 2 55 Denmark73 235 France54 5,035 Germany58 2,225 Great Britain and Ireland135 1,989 Greece46 55 Holland24 62 Italy 39 1,061 Norway325 324 Portugal4115 Russia 9231 Spain15 1,744 Sweden14 96 Switzerland2 10 Turkey23 344 Argentine Republic and Brazil49 119 Australia and New Zealand31 345 Bahama Islands1 213 British America1 200 British India (Indo-European Telegraph Department)111 1,919 China2 113 Cochin China and Tonquin2 774 Japan70 1,508 Macao1 2 Nouvelle Caledonie1 1 Netherlands Indies7 891 Senegal, Africa—Dakar to Goree Island1 3 —————— Total1,141 19,883 On Sept. 23, 1901, the Commercial Pacific Company was incorporated in Albany, N. Y., for the purpose of laying a submarine cable from San Francisco to Manila, the line to touch H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffrage, woman. (search)
e form, mainly as to taxation or the selection of school officers, woman suffrage exists in a limited way in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. In Great Britain women vote for some local officers, but not for members of Parliament. In many European countries, in Australia and New Zealand, in Cape Colony, in Canada, and in parts of India women vote on various terms for municipal or school officers. The New York State Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women is an organization of women having its headquarters in New York. The executive committee is as follows: Mrs. Francis M. Scott, chairman; Miss Alice Chittenden, Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, Mrs. George White Field, Mrs. Richard Watson Gilder, Mrs. Gilbert E. Jones, Mrs. Elihu Root, Mrs. George Waddington, M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Theosophy, (search)
al convention in Boston, Mass., in 1895. The constitution of the Universal Brotherhood was adopted by the Theosophical Society in America at its annual convention held in Chicago, Feb. 18, 1898, by which act the Theosophical Society in America became the literary department of the Universal Brotherhood. There are over 150 lodges of the Universal Brotherhood in the United States and Canada, also lodges in England, Ireland, Sweden, Holland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Australia, and New Zealand. The central office of the organization is at Point Loma, San Diego, Cal. The officers are: Katherine A. Tingley, leader and official head; Frank M. Pierce, secretary-general; E. Aug. Neresheimer, treasurer. Theosophical Society in America. The headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America are at Point Loma, San Diego, Cal. President, E. Aug. Neresheimer. American headquarters, 11 East Fifty-ninth Street, New York City. Eclectic Theosophical Society. An independent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Torrens's land system, (search)
Torrens's land system, A plan of land transfer drawn up by Sir Robert Torrens, and by him put in operation in Australia. It is now used in all the Australian provinces, in Tasmania and New Zealand, and in British Columbia and Ontario, and has been attempted in various parts of the United States. Its object is to make the transfer of land as simple as that of bank stock, and render the title of the holder thereof as free from danger or difficulty as ordinarily the title of the holder of bank stock is to the shares he holds. A land registry is established under the control of an officer known as the master of titles, by whom all land transactions are registered. A title may be registered as absolute or possessory; if absolute, the title must be approved by the master of titles before the ownership can be registered in fee-simple.