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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
e of safety to persons and property, were induced to give up their arms to the sheriff. The invaders immediately entered the town, blew up and burned the hotel, destroyed two printing-offices, and plundered stores and houses. The free-labor party were furnished with arms from the free-labor States. Collisions occurred, and on May 26 a fight took place at Ossawatomie, in which the anti-slavery men were led by John Brown (q. v.), where five men were killed. There was another skirmish at Black Jack (June 2), which resulted in the capture of Captain Pots and thirty of his men. Emigrants from the freelabor States, on their way through Missouri, were turned back by armed parties. On Aug. 14, anti-slavery men captured a fort near Lecompton, occupied by Colonel Titus with a party of pro-slavery men, and made prisoners the commander and twenty of his men. On Aug. 25 the acting-governor (Woodin) declared the Territory in a state of rebellion. He and David R. Atchison, late United States S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
ed associate justice......Dec. 18, 1900 The Rock Island road enters northeastern New Mexico and inaugurates a period of great industrial development......March, 1901 George H. Wallace, territorial secretary, dies......April 13, 1901 James Wallace Raynolds appointed secretary of the Territory......April 20, 1901 Assault upon any railroad train, with intent to commit murder or any other felony, has, under the laws of New Mexico, been punishable by death since 1897. The notorious Black Jack Ketchum executed under this act at Clayton......May, 1901 Gov. M. A. Otero, appointed by President McKinley to succeed himself, is inaugurated for a second time amid brilliant ceremonies......June 22, 1901 New corporations filed with the territorial secretary represent $89,735,925, for the fiscal year ending......June 30, 1901 The coal and coke industry gives employment to 2,000 persons. Production of coal was 1,217,530 tons, valued at the mines at $1,606,174, and coke 21,361 to