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Albay, The name of a province in the extreme southeastern part of the island of Luzon, Philippines; noted as being the richest hemp-growing district on the island. In January, 1900, in order to put a stop to the surreptitious shipping of the products of the hemp-growing sections of the archipelago, a new military district was created by the United States authorities, comprising both this province and Catanduanes Island, situated directly north of Logonoy Bay. Brig.-Gen. William A. Kobbe, U. S. V., was appointed governor of this district and given tentative authority also over Samar and Leyte islands. He had several encounters with the Filipino insurgents before he secured control of his new district, and immediately after establishing his authority he formally occupied and opened to trade the various hemp ports under his jurisdiction, which was subsequently extended over the entire hemp-growing district. Albay is also the principal town and port of the province.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
d Lake Michigan. St. Mary's Falls7,909,66718961 1-3Connects Lakes Superior and Huron at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Susquehanna and Tidewater4,931,345184045Columbia, Pa., to Havre de Grace, Md. Walhonding607,269184325Rochester, O., to Roscoe, O. Welland 23,796,353....26 3-4Connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Chicago drainage Canal A canal intended chiefly for carrying off the sewage of Chicago, but which may be used for commercial purposes; begun in September, 1892; completed in January, 1900. The main channel is 29 miles long, extending from Chicago to Locksport on the Illinois River, into which stream it discharges. About 9 miles of the channel is cut through solid rock, with a minimum depth of 22 feet and a width of 160 feet on the bottom in rock, which makes it the largest artificial channel in the world. The length of the waterway from the mouth of the Chicago River to its terminus south of Joliet is about 42 miles. The cost of the canal was estimated at about $45,000
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kobbe, William A. 1840- (search)
econd lieutenant in the 19th United States Infantry; Feb. 5, 1872, was transferred to the 3d Artillery; April 6, 1885, was promoted to captain; and March 8, 1898, to major. After joining the 3d Artillery he graduated at the Artillery School (1873). Soon after war was declared against Spain he was appointed colonel of the 35th United States Volunteer Infantry, and in October, 1899, was promoted to brigadier-general of volunteers for service in the Malolos campaign in the Philippines. In January, 1900, he was given command of an expedition to the southern extremity of Luzon. On the 18th of that month he left Manilawith his command in the transports Hancock and Garonne and the local steamers Venus, aeolus, Salvadora, and Castellano, which vessels were convoyed by the gunboats Nashville, Helena, and Maraveles. On Jan. 20 all of these vessels, in single file, proceeded slowly up Sorsogon Bay. When the expedition reached Sorsogon that town had already displayed flags of truce. During
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
rles Clarke term begins Jan. 1864 W. L. Sharkey, provisional appointed June 13, 1865 Benjamin G. Humphreys term begins Oct. 16, 1865 Gen. Adelbert Ames, provisional, appointed June 15, 1868 James L. Alcorn, Republican term begins Jan. 1870 R. C. Powers acting Dec. 1870 Adelbert Ames, Republican term begins Jan. 1874 John M. Stone acting,March 29, 1876 Robert Lowry term begins Jan. 1882 John M. Stone term beginsJan. 1890 A. J. McLaurinterm beginsJan. 1896 A. H. Longino term beginsJan. 1900 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Walter Leake 15th to 16th 1817 to 1820 Thomas H. Williams 15th 1817 David Holmes 16th to 18th 1820 to 1825 Powhatan Ellis 19th to 22d 1825 to 1832 Thomas B. Reed 19th to 20th 1826 to 1829 Robert H. Adams 21st 1830 George Poindexter 21st to 23d 1830 to 1836 John Black 22d to 25th 1832 to 1838 Robert J. Walker 24th to 29th 1836 to 1845 James F. Trotter 25th 1838 Thomas H. Williams 25th 1838 John Henderson 26th to 28th 1839
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
the cities and incorporated towns......April 3, 1894 The dispensary law declared constitutional......April 19, 1894 Supreme Court of the State decides that prohibition is in force in the State......May 8, 1894 Governor Tillman issues a proclamation to open Aug. 1 the State liquor dispensaries......July 23, 1894 The convention began its sessions for the revision of the State constitution......Sept. 11, 1895 Naval station ordered removed from Port Royal to Charleston......1900 The original proceedings of the convention of 1832-33 are discovered in the secretary of State's office......January, 1900 Constitutional amendments in reference to drainage and bonded indebtedness, adopted......November, 1900 Ex-United States Senator J. L. M. Irby dies at Laurens......Dec. 9, 1900 Senators Tillman and McLaurin resign their seats......May 25, 1901 Governor McSweeney refuses to accept the resignation of Senators Tillman and McLaurin......May 31, 1901 South Dakota
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitside, Samuel Marmaduke 1839- (search)
Whitside, Samuel Marmaduke 1839- Military officer; born in Toronto, Canada, Jan. 9, 1839; joined the United States army in 1858; served throughout the Civil War with the 6th Cavalry; was then assigned to duty on the frontier, where he served for twenty-five years. In December, 1890, he captured Big Foot and his 400 Sioux warriors, and led his regiment at the battle of Wounded Knee. During the war with Spain he commanded the 5th Cavalry; was transferred to the 10th Cavalry in October, 1898; and went to Cuba in May, 1899, where he was placed in command of the Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe in January, 1900. On the reorganization of the regular army, in 1901, he was promoted brigadier-general.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Was the Confederate soldier a Rebel? (search)
Was the Confederate soldier a Rebel? Was the Confederate soldier a Rebel? In The Green Bag for December, 1899, and January, 1900, this question is answered by Bushrod C. Washington. His argument is clean-cut, strong and convincing. His conclusion agrees with that of all southern men, and must be the verdict of posterity. He argues the legality of the course pursued by the seceding States, and plainly shows that the people of that section were not Rebels. No fairminded man can read history and deny the correctness of his conclusions. Quoting from unquestioned authority, he makes plain, beyond all controversy, that there was never any intention of any of the States in the original compact of union to give up the reserved rights not expressly delegated to the general government under the constitution. His argument, than which nothing can be clearer, is, that the North broke the compact and that the South, for that reason and that alone, sought to withdraw. Candid men mu