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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooks, James, 1810-1873 (search)
Brooks, James, 1810-1873 Journalist; born in Portland, Me., Nov. 10, 1810; became a Washington correspondent of the Portland Advertiser in 1832; established the Express in New York City in 1832; was a member of the New York State constitutional convention; a government director of the Union Pacific Railway; and one of the members of the House of Representatives censured for his connection with the Credit Mobilier. He died in Washington, D. C., April 30, 1873. See Credit Mobilier.
., salaries of officers in service of the United States, advertisements, incomes, legacies, business papers of all kinds, like bank-checks, conveyances, mortgages, etc......July 1, 1862 Act to increase internal revenue passed......March 7, 1864 Act of Aug. 5, 1861, repealed......June 30, 1864 Act passed to reduce internal taxation......July 13, 1866 Internal-revenue taxes reduced by acts of July 14, 1870, and June 6......1872 All special taxes imposed by law accruing after April 30, 1873, including taxes on stills, to be paid by stamps denoting the amount of tax, by act......Dec. 24, 1872 Internal-revenue tax on tobacco, snuff, and cigars increased, and former tax of 70 cents per gallon on distilled spirits raised to 90 cents, by act......March 3, 1875 Internal-revenue tax on tobacco reduced by act......March 1, 1879 Henry George's Progress and poverty, advocating the Single-tax theory, published......1879 Act passed reducing internal-revenue taxes, and repea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
n, Massachusetts, Vice-President. Special session of Senate adjourns......March 26, 1873 White Star steamship Atlantic wrecked on Marr's Rock, off Nova Scotia; 547 lives lost......April 1, 1873 Massacre by Indians under Captain Jack of General Canby, in the lava-beds near Fort Klamath, Cal......April 11, 1873 Rescue of nineteen persons (late of the Polaris) from floating ice in Baffin's Bay, by the sealing-vessel Tigress, Captain Bartlett, of Conception Bay, Newfoundland......April 30, 1873 One-cent postal-cards issued by the United States government......May 1, 1873 National Cheap Transportation Association organized in New York......May 6, 1873 Chief-Justice Salmon P. Chase, born 1808, dies at New York City......May 7, 1873 Oakes Ames, member of Congress from Massachusetts, the father of the Credit Mobilier, born 1804, dies......May 8, 1873 President's proclamation dispersing disorderly bands in Louisiana......May 22, 1873 United States agricultural cong
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The first Methodist Episcopal Church of Medford. (search)
hen the new church enterprise demanded all available funds. In 1869 a new board of trustees was incorporated according to the General Statutes of the Commonwealth. On July 1, 1871, land for a new church was bought on Salem street near Cross street, and the work of building was entered upon at once. The building committee were William C. Child, Thomas C. Newcomb and Obed K. Doane, who did faithful service until the beautiful church was completed at a cost of $50,000. It was dedicated April 30, 1873, by Bishop Gilbert Haven, assisted by Revs. Ira G. Bidwell, D. D. (who preached the sermon), R. R. Meredith, and the pastor, Rev. Francis J. Wagner. Inasmuch as this church building was for many years a landmark in Medford, and now nothing remains of it, even its ashes having been removed, it may be well to give a short description of its distinguishing characteristics. It was of open timber construction, its interior finish was of chestnut, and the organ pipes and frescoing in blue