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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaskan boundary, the. (search)
he headlands of some of the bays and inlets, especially in the Lynn Canal, and give Great Britain one or more ports on tide-water; and (2) that the coast whose winding are to be followed is not the shore of the mainland, but that of the adjacent islands, bordering on the ocean. On the sketch-map accompanying this article. the Canadian claim is given as shown on the Map of the Province of British Columbia, compiled by direction of Hon. G. B. Martin, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Victoria. B. C., 1895. This claim would give Dyea, Skagway, Pyramid Harbor, and various other points, and a long stretch of tide-water, to Canada. The United States, on Map of South Eastern Alaska. the other hand, has maintained that the coast whose windings were to be followed was the coast of the mainland, the design of the convention being to give to Russia the control of the whole of the shore of the mainland, and of the islands, bays, gulfs, and inlets adjacent thereto. In other words, Rus
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
s own sufficient to make him practically independent of his salary so far as subsistence is concerned, who goes, for instance, to Trieste, Cologne, Dublin, or Leeds, or to Sydney, New South Wales, or to Guatemala, or Managua, or to Tamatave, Madagascar, or to Odessa, or Manila, or Beirut, or Jerusalem, on a salary of $2,000 is relatively little better off. Nor is the position of a consul at Buenos Ayres, or at Brussels, or at Marseilles, Hamburg, Sheffield, Nuevo Laredo, Athens, Ningpo, or Victoria, B. C., with a salary of $2,500 to be envied, with the necessary demands which he is obliged to meet. It is of course notorious that there are many more applicants for even the worst of these offices than there are offices, and that numberless men will be readily found to sacrifice themselves for the good of their country and go to Tamatave or Sydney on $2,000, or to Tahiti or Sierra Leone on $1,000. But the interest of the citizens of the United States is presumably centred more upon th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Freemasonry, (search)
of the order and on Aug. 4, 1753, was made a master mason. The first masonic hall in the United States was built in Philadelphia in 1754. The returns of the grand lodges of the United States and British America for 1899-1900 were as follows: Whole number of members, 857,577; raised, 46,175; admissions and restorations, 21,325; withdrawals, 16,603; expulsions and suspensions. 597; suspensions for non-payment of dues, 16,844; deaths, 13,507. Gain in membership over preceding year, 21,028. These grand lodges are in full affiiation with the English grand lodge, of which the Duke of Connaught is the grand master, and the grand lodges of Ireland, Scotland, Cuba, Peru, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Mexico, and also with the masons of Germany and Austria. They are not in affiliation and do not correspond with the masons under the jurisdiction of the grand orient of France; they, however, affiliate with and recognize masons under the jurisdictions of the supreme council.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lippincott, Sara Jane 1823- (search)
Lippincott, Sara Jane 1823- (better known by her pen-name of Grace Greenwood), author; born in Pompey, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1823; married Leander K. Lippincott in 1853; was long engaged in magazine and newspaper work. Her books were written chiefly for the young. They include Greenwood leaves; Stories and legends of travel; New life in New lands; Victoria, Queen of England; Records of five years; Recollections of my childhood, etc.
Of abjuration, being an obligation to maintain the government of King, lords, and Commons, the Church of England, and toleration of Protestant Dissenters, and abjuring all Roman Catholic pretenders to the crown, 13 William III1701 Affirmation, instead of oath, was permitted to Quakers and other Dissenters by acts passed in 1833, 1837, 1838, and 1863. In 1858 and 1860 Jews elected members of Parliament were relieved from part of the oath of allegiance. New oath of allegiance by 31 and 32 Victoria c. 72 (1868), for members of the new Parliament: I do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her Majesty Queen Victoria, her heirs and successors, according to law, so help me God. ´╝łBradlaugh case, Parliament, 1880.) Following is the form of the oath of allegiance Washington was directed by Congress to administer to the officers of the army before leaving Valley Forge: I [name and office], in the armies of the United States of America, do acknowledge the United States o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vancouver Island, (search)
ancouver Island, An island in the North Pacific Ocean, near the mainland of the State of Washington and British Columbia, from which it is separated by the Gulf of Georgia. It is about 300 miles long, and was named after Capt. Geo. stored. By treaty with the United States, Vancouver, an English navigator, who was sent on a voyage of discovery to seek any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. He sailed in April, 1791, and returned Sept. 24, 1795. He compiled an account of his survey of the northwest coast of America, and died in 1798. Settlements, made here by the English in 1781, were seized by the Spaniards in 1789, but rein 1846, the island was secured to Great Britain. It has become of importance since the discovery of gold in the neighboring mainland, in 1858, and the colonization of British Columbia. The island was united with British Columbia in August, 1866; and on May 24, 1868, Victoria, founded in 1857, was declared the capital.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waldersee, Mary Esther, Countess von (search)
Waldersee, Mary Esther, Countess von Born in New York City, Oct. 3, 1837: daughter of David Lee; spent her early years in Paris with her sister, Josephine, the wife of Baron August von Waechter, ambassador from Wurtemberg to France. There Mary became the wife of Prince Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg-Noer, who had been exiled. The prince died July 2, 1865, soon after his marriage. In 1871 his widow married Albert, Count von Waldersee, who was appointed chief of the general staff of the German army to succeed Count von Moltke in 1888; field-marshal in 1895: and commander of the allied armies in China in 1900. The countess is credited with possessing a powerful influence in the German Court, and with having brought about the marriage of Emperor William II. with the Princess Augusta Victoria.