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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arbitration, international. (search)
Arbitration, international. In 1897 the friends of arbitration the world over were exceedingly depressed over a defeat which the principle sustained at the hands of the United States Senate. By a close vote on April 13, the Senate rejected in toto a measure providing for the arbitration of all disputes that may arise between the United States and Great Britain. This general arbitration measure arose from the Venezuela trouble. On March 5, 1896, Lord Salisbury submitted to Secretary Olney a suggested treaty in regard to the Venezuelan matter. On April 11, Secretary Olney proposed a few amendments to the treaty, and also suggested that a general treaty for the arbitration of all difficulties might be concluded along the same lines. The draft of this general treaty was made public Jan. 13, 1897, and at once the project became the subject of debate here and abroad. In England the proposed treaty was cordially received and promptly ratified and sent to this country. In the Unite
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bound Brook, action at. (search)
Bound Brook, action at. A considerable force under General Lincoln, detached to guard the upper valley of the Raritan River, in New Jersey, was stationed at Bound Brook in April, 1777. It was not far from a British post at New Brunswick. Owing to the negligence of a militia guard, Lincoln came near being surprised by a detachment under Cornwallis. which marched out of New Brunswick (April 13) and fell suddenly upon the Americans. The latter, after a sharp action, escaped with the loss of twenty men, two pieces of artillery, and some baggage.
k Congress to authorize and empower the President to take measures to secure a full and final termination of hostilities between the government of Spain and the people of Cuba, and to secure in the island the establishment of a stable government, capable of maintaining order and observing its international obligations, insuring peace and tranquillity and the security of its citizens, as well as our own, and to use the military and naval forces of the United States as may be necessary. On April 13 the House passed the following resolution by a vote of 322 to 19: Whereas, the government of Spain for three years past has been waging war on the island of Cuba against a revolution by the inhabitants thereof, without making any substantial progress towards the suppression of said revolution, and has conducted the warfare in a manner contrary to the laws of nations, by methods inhuman and uncivilized, causing the death by starvation of more than 200,000 innocent non-combatants, the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pillow, Fort (search)
Pillow, Fort A defensive work erected by the Confederates on the Mississippi River at Chickasaw Bluff, above Memphis, Tenn. It was occupied by a National force on June 5, 1862. In 1864 it was garrisoned by about 550 men, including 260 colored soldiers, under the command of Maj. L. F. Booth. Forrest approached the fort on the morning of April 13, drove in the pickets, and began an assault. A sharp battle ensued. About nine o'clock Major Booth was killed, and the command devolved on Major Bradford. The whole force was then called within the fort, and the fight was maintained until past noon. Meanwhile the gunboat New Era, of the Mississippi squadron. lying near, had taken part in the defence of the fort, but the height of the bank prevented her doing much execution. Forrest sent a flag to demand an instant surrender. While negotiations were going on Forrest sent large numbers of his troops to favorable positions for attack, which could not have been gained while the garri
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Alexander Turney 1803-1876 (search)
eath of his father, he received a moderate fortune, with which he established a small drygoods store on Broadway. This business grew until in 1862 he owned the largest retail store in the world. At the time of his death his wealth was estimated at $50,000,000. His gifts to charity include $50,000 to the sufferers by the Chicago fire, 50,000 francs to the sufferers by the floods in Silesia, and other donations to similar objects. He died in New York City, April 10, 1876, and was buried on April 13, in St. Mark's church-yard, from which his remains were stolen on Nov. 7, 1878. In the midst of the excitement following the discovery of the robbery it was alleged that Judge Hilton, the executor of Mr. Stewart's estate, had been notified by one of the robbers that the remains would be surrendered on the payment of a specified sum, and that while the widow was willing to accede to the demand Judge Hilton declined negotiations on account of the large amount asked. It was afterwards stated
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
tion of the United States, with amendments......July 25, 1787 First number of the Federalist appears in New York......Oct. 27, 1787 Doctors' mob, caused by the discovery of human remains for dissection in the hospital in New York City......April 13, 14, 1788 Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham purchase of the Six Nations 2,500,000 acres in western New York......1788 New York ratifies the Constitution of the United States......July 26, 1788 Congress meets in New York, in the old Citarkhurst of that city. The committee was appointed Jan. 31, with Senator Lexow chairman. Investigation commenced on March 9, at the court-room of the county court-house in New York, with William A. Sutherland as counsel for the committee until April 13, when John W. Goff appeared as counsel. At the end of June the committee adjourned until Sept. 10, and continued with one or two short intermissions until Dec. 29. The evidence confirmed the charges. The committee submitted its report to the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White League. (search)
great crime in Louisiana, about which so much has been said, is, that one is holding the office of governor who was cheated out of 20,000 votes, against another whose title to the office is undoubtedly based on fraud, and in defiance of the wishes and intentions of the voters of the State. Misinformed and misjudging as to the nature and extent of this report, the supporters of McEnery proceeded to displace by force in some counties of the State the appointees of Governor Kellogg; and on April 13, in an effort of that kind, a butchery of citizens was committed at Colfax, which in bloodthirstiness and barbarity is hardly surpassed by any acts of savage warfare. To put this matter beyond controversy, I quote from the charge of Judge Woods, of the United States circuit court, to the jury in the case of the United States vs. Cruikshank and others, in New Orleans, in March, 1874. He said: In the case on trial there are many facts not in controversy. I proceed to state some of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wigfall, Louis Trezevant 1816-1874 (search)
t peace, you shall have it; if you want war, you shall have it. . . . No compromise or amendment to the Constitution, no arrangement you may enter into, will satisfy the South, unless you recognize slaves as property and protect it as any other species of property. Senator Wigfall, when he left the halls of legislation at Washington, hastened to Charleston and became a volunteer on the staff of General Beauregard. He was on Morris Island when the bombardment of Fort Sumter began, and on April 13 he went in a boat to Sumter, accompanied by one white man and two negroes. He carried a white handkerchief on the point of a sword as a flag of truce. Landing, he hastened to an embrasure and asked permission to enter. The soldiers would not let him. I am General Wigfall. he said; I wish to see Major Anderson. Wait till I see the commander, said the soldier. For God's sake, let me in! cried Wigfall; I can't stand it out here in the firing. He ran to the sally-port, and was confron