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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carlisle, John Griffin 1835- (search)
n both as a lawyer and politician. Having gained experience in both houses of the Kentucky legislature, and served as lieutenant-governor from 1871 to 1875, he entered the national House of Representatives in 1877 as Democratic member from his native State. In Congress he became rapidly one of the most notable and influential figures, especially on financial and commercial matters. He was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and was recognized as one of the ablest debaters and leaders in the movement for revenue reform. When his party obtained control of the House in 1883, Carlisle, as the candidate of the revenue-reform wing of the Democrats, received the nomination and election to the office of Speaker. He was twice re-elected, serving until 1889. From 1890 to 1893 he was United States Senator. On March 4, 1893, he left the Senate to enter President Cleveland's second cabinet as Secretary of the Treasury, and on retiring therefrom settled in New York City to practise law.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carr, Eugene Asa 1830- (search)
Carr, Eugene Asa 1830- Military officer; born in Concord, N. Y., March 20, 1830; was graduated at West Point in 1850. As. a member of mounted rifles, he was engaged in Indian warfare in New Mexico, Texas, and the West; and in 1861 served under Lyon, in Missouri, as colonel of Illinois cavalry. He commanded a division in the battle at Pea Ridge (q. v.), and was severely wounded. He was made a brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862. He commanded a division in the battle at Port Gibson (q. v.) and others preceding the capture of Vicksburg; also in the assaults on that place. He assisted in the capture of Little Rock, Ark., and the defences of Mobile. He was retired as brigadier-general and brevet major-general U. S. A. in 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
,1155,258,0141,044,101 Rhode Island428,556345,50683,050 South Carolina1,340,3161,151,149189,167 South Dakota401,570328,80872,762 Tennessee2,020,6161,767,518253,098 Texas3,048,7102,235,523813,187 Utah276,749207,90568,844 Vermont343,641332,42211,219 Virginia1,854,1841,655,980198,204 Washington518,103349,390168,713 West Virginia958,800762,794196,006 Wisconsin2,069,0421,686,880382,162 Wyoming92,53160,70531,826 Total76,295,22063,069,75613,225,464 * Decrease. tenth census; served till 1893; and was succeeded by Carroll D. Wright. The eleventh census (1900) was taken under the directorship of William R. Merriam A table showing the centre of population from 1790 to 1900 will be found under Centre of population. The following table shows the population, according to the census of 1900, by States and Territories, with the totals of the census of 1890, and the increase: The following table shows the population of all cities having 25,000 and upward inhabitants in the census yea
, and in January, 1892, the President despatched a protest to the Chilean government, and on Jan. 25 sent a message to Congress. Meantime at Valparaiso an inquiry was held on the riot, and three Chileans were sentenced to penal servitude. President Montt, who had now been inducted into office, directed the minister of foreign affairs to withdraw the Matta note and also the request for Minister Egan's recall, and Chile paid an indemnity of $75,000. The affair was variously interpreted in the United States: by enemies of the administration as the bullying of a weaker power; by the administration's friends as an instance of a vigorous national policy. During 1893 and 1894 Chile was shaken by several domestic revolutions, during which much American property was destroyed. In November, 1895, Señor Barros, a liberal, formed a cabinet and paid to the United States $250,000 for damage done during the revolutions. In 1896 Chile concluded peace treaties with all her neighbors. China
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Christian associations, young women's (search)
to develop women physically, by systematic training in the gymnasium and holiday outings; (2) socially, by receptions, helpful companionships, musical and literary entertainments, boarding clubs, employment bureaus, etc.; (3) intellectually, by reading-rooms and libraries, lecture courses, educational classes, concerts, art clubs, etc.; (4) spiritually, by Gospel meetings, evangelistic meetings, Bible trainingclasses and personal work. The World's Young Women's Christian Association was established in 1893 and holds biennial conventions. State associations, holding annual conventions, have been organized in twenty-one States. the Evangel is the official organ of the associations, and is published monthly at Chicago, Ill. In 1900 there were 1,340 associations in Great Britain, 400 in Germany, 270 in France, 400 in Denmark, with a smaller number in various other countries. In the United States there were 377 (connected with the International Committee), with a membership of 35,000.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cincinnati, Society of the (search)
of the society consists of a golden eagle, with enamelling, suspended upon a ribbon. On the breast of the eagle is a medallion, with a device representing Cincinnatus at his plough receiving the Roman senators who came to offer him the chief magistracy of Rome. The members' certificate is eighteen and a half inches in breadth and twenty inches in length. The general Society of the Cincinnati is still in existence, and also State societies. The president-general from 1854 till his death in 1893 was Hamilton Fish, son of Col. Nicholas Fish, one of the original members. In 1900 William Wayne, of Pennsylvania, held the office. The order worn by the president-general at the meetings of the society is a beautifully jewelled one. It was presented to Washington by the French officers. The society met with much jealous opposition from the earnest republicans of the day. Among the most Order of the Cincinnati. powerful of these opponents was Judge Aedanus Burke, of Charleston, S. C.,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil service, United States colonial. (search)
li, and Madura languages. This systematic training has borne abundant fruit in the indefatigable activity of the Dutch officials, travellers, and scientific men in the collection of material and the diffusion of knowledge relating to every aspect of their colonial domain, to an extent of which the average American can have no idea. In 1895 a clerk in the Dutch colonial office published a bibliography of the literature of the Netherlands East Indies, covering only the twenty-seven years 1866-1893. This simple list of titles and references fills 400 octavo pages. Turning to England, France, or Germany, we find, as we might expect, a highly trained colonial service, and university courses of study designed to supply such a training. At Oxford, there are teachers of Hindustani, Persian, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengalese, Turkish, and Chinese, Indian law and Indian history. In Cambridge, nine courses of a practical character are provided for the candidates for the Indian civil serv
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Grover 1837- (search)
Cleveland, Grover 1837- Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, from 1885 to 1889, and from 1893 to 1897; Democrat; born in Caldwell, Essex co., N. J., March 18, 1837. After some experience as a clerk and some labor on the compilation of the American herd book, he became a bank clerk in Buffalo, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. From 1863 to 1865 he was assistant district-attorney, and in 1870 he was elected sheriff of Erie county and served three years. Elected mayor of Buffalo in 1881, he attracted during the first few months of his term more than local notice, and was the Democratic candidate for governor of New York in 1882. One of the successful nominees in this tidal-wave Democratic year, Mr. Cleveland received the phenomenal majority of 192,000, and entered office in January, 1883. His administration of affairs at Albany secured the presentation of his name to the democratic National Convention in 1884. He was nominated; and elected, after a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coleman, William T. 1824-1893 (search)
Coleman, William T. 1824-1893 Pioneer; born in Cynthiana, Ky., Feb. 29, 1824; removed to San Francisco in 1849; became known through his affiliation with a secret organization for the suppression of crime in that city, called the Vigilance Committee. In the course of a few months this committee executed four notorious characters, and either drove out of California or terrified into concealment large numbers of others. In 1856 public indignation was again aroused by the murder of a well-known editor, James King. The Vigilance Committee again became active, and Mr. Coleman became chairman of the executive committee. In this capacity he presided at the trials and had charge of the execution of four murderers, including Casey, the murderer of King. For many years this organization was the dominating power in municipal politics. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Nov., 22, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
ident Lincoln John Evans1862-65President Lincoln Alexander Cummings1865-67President Johnson A. C. Hunt1867-69President Johnson Edward M. McCook1869-73President Grant Samuel H. Elbert1873-74President Grant Edward M. McCook1874-75President Grant John L. Routt1875-76President Grant State governors. Name. Term. John L. Routt 1876 to 1878 Fred. W. Pitkin1879 to 1882 James B. Grant1883 to 1886 Benj. H. Eaton 1885 to 1886 Alvah Adams 1887 to 1888 Job A. Cooper 1889 to 1890 John L. Routt1891 to 1893 Davis H. Waite 1893 to 1895 A. W. McIntyre 1895 to 1897 Alvah Adams 1897 to 1899 Charles S. Thomas 1899 to 1901 James B. Orman 1901 to 1903 United States senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Jerome B. Chaffee44th to 45th1876 to 1879 Henry M. Teller44th to 47th 1877 to 1883 Nathaniel P. Hill46th to 48th1879 to 1885 Thomas M. Bowen48th to 50th1883 to 1889 Henry M. Teller 49th 1885 to — Edward O. Wolcott51st to 57th1889 to 1901 Thomas Patterson57th to —1901
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