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and Duke Lan, to be disgraced and exiled. Prince Chuang, Ying Nien, and Chao Su Kiam, to commit suicide. Hsu Cheng Yu, Yu Hsien, and Kih Sin, to be beheaded. This was not exactly what the ministers demanded, but it was considered advisable to agree to it, as the lives of those demanded had been agreed to, except in the case of Gen. Tung Fu Siang, whom the Court was powerless to molest. There was a private understanding that his life would be confiscated when it was possible. On Feb. 26 Kih Sin and Hsu Cheng Yu were publicly beheaded in the streets of Peking. During the early part of March the relations between Russia and England drew almost to a crisis on account of Russia's attitude towards Manchuria, and for a time seemed to threaten a serious interruption of the pending negotiations. But on April 3, on account of the attitude of the other powers towards the Russian occupation of Manchuria, the Chinese government notified Russia of her refusal to sign the Manchuria
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
ey to visit Harrisburg, and thence direct through Baltimore to Washington. But he persisted in keeping his engagement, and went on to Harrisburg. Meanwhile revelations had been made that convinced his friends that he would be assassinated if the whole plan should be carried out, and he was persuaded to go back to Philadelphia that night, and so on to Washington, instead of waiting until the next day. He passed through Baltimore unobserved, and arrived in Washington early on the morning of Feb. 26. The passage through Baltimore. His movements at that time gave currency to many absurd and untruthful stories. Mr. Lincoln gave, orally, to the late Benson J. Lossing, early in December, substantially the following narrative of the affair: I arrived at Philadelphia on the 21st. I agreed to stop overnight, and on the following morning hoist the flag over Independence Hall. In the evening there was a great crowd where I received my friends, at the Continental Hotel. Mr. Judd, a war
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moore's Creek Bridge, battle of. (search)
McDonald. These two men had great influence over the Scotch Highlanders. They enlisted for the royal cause about 1,500 men, and marched from the vicinity of Fayetteville for the coast to join the governor and his friends on the Cape Fear. Col. James Moore, on hearing of this movement, marched with more than 1,000 men to intercept McDonald. At the same time minute-men of the Neuse region, under Colonels Caswell and Lillington, were gathering to oppose the loyalists, and on the evening of Feb. 26 were encamped at a bridge near the mouth of Moore's Creek, in Hanover county. There McDonald, chased by Colonel Moore, came upon the minute-men. He was sick, and the force was commanded by Lieutenant- Colonel McLeod. A sharp battle ensued the next morning, when McLeod was killed. The Scotchmen were routed and dispersed, and about 850 of them were made prisoners, among them the two McDonalds. The loyalists lost seventy men, killed and wounded. The republicans had only two wounded, one
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace Congresses. (search)
from the ballot-box and public office persons who are in whole or in part of the African race. He also proposed an amendment recognizing the right of peaceable secession. Other propositions were submitted by members in open convention, among them one from Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, proposing an adjournment of the convention to April 4, to enable all the States to be represented. The various propositions were earnestly discussed for several days. David Dudley Field, of New York, proposed, Feb. 26, to amend the majority report by striking out the seventh section and inserting the words, No State shall withdraw from the Union without the consent of all the States convened in pursuance of an act passed by two-thirds of each House of Congress. This was rejected by a vote of 11 States against 10. The votes were by States. When, on the same day, the majority report was taken up for final action, Baldwin's proposition, offered as a substitute, was rejected by a vote of 13 States again
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
77 Col. Thomas Buford, for killing Judge Elliott at Frankfort, Ky.; acquitted on ground of insanity; trial......July, 1879 Whittaker, colored cadet at West Point, by military court for injuring himself on pretence of being hurt by others, April 6; expelled......1880 Lieutenant Flipper, colored, by military court, for embezzlement and false statements, November, 1881; dismissed from the service......1882 Charles J. Guiteau, for the assassination of President Garfield; convicted, Feb. 26; hanged......June 30, 1882 Star Route trials......1882 John Cockrill, managing editor of the St. Louis Post-despatch, for fatally shooting Colonel Slayback; acquitted......Oct. 13, 1882 Debris suit (California), decided against hydraulic miners, Judge Sawyer, of the United States court, San Francisco, Cal., granting a perpetual injunction......Jan. 7, 1884 William Berner, convicted at Cincinnati of manslaughter in killing William H. Kirk......March 28, 1884 [Berner was a conf
ock; forty persons slain or captured......Sept. 25, 1676 One hundred and twenty Indians capture the fort and part of its garrison at Black Point......Aug. 14, 1676 Massachusetts employs John Usher, a Boston trader then in England, to negotiate the purchase of the province of Maine, who concluded a bargain, took an assignment, and gave Georges £ 1,250; original indenture bears date......May 6, 1676 Indian hostilities continue throughout 1677; affair at Mare Point, Feb. 18; Pemaquid, Feb. 26. Indians attack Wells several times; again attack Black Point, May 16-18, and ambush a party of ninety men near that point, killing sixty......June 29, 1677 Sir Edmund Andros, fearing French aggression in the Duke's Sagadahoc province, sends a force from New York to Pemaquid to establish a fort and custom-house......June, 1677 Peace made with the Indians upon the Androscoggin and Kennebec, at Casco, by a commission from the government of Massachusetts......April 12, 1678 Thomas Da
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
t Duluth begun......1870 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment, establishes a board of immigration, and amends the liquor law so as to allow local option......1870 Minneapolis and St. Anthony incorporated as one city......1872 Act passes legislature establishing a State board of health......1872 Act passed to create a fund for an inebriate asylum at Rochester, by tax upon saloon-keepers......1873 State Treasurer William Seeger impeached by the House of Representatives, Feb. 26; pleads guilty, May 22, without any corrupt or wilful intent, and is removed from office......1873 Amendment to the constitution ratified by popular vote, permitting women to vote for school-officers or on school questions, and to be eligible to any office pertaining to schools......Nov. 2, 1875 Amendment adopted providing for biennial instead of annual sessions of the legislature......November, 1877 Act passed, creating a public examiner to superintend the books and financial acco