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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pan-American conference. (search)
nion, be invited, at an early date, to hold another conference, and that it be held in the capital of one of the countries that had not already enjoyed that honor. Mr. William C. Fox, chief clerk of the bureau of American republics, in a statement of the purposes of the conference, says: The Mexican government took up this suggestion at once, and it has officially invited the states comprising the union to attend a conference to convene in the capital city of Mexico, commencing Oct. 22, 1901. The acceptance of the invitation by all the nations has been assured, and the meeting of the plenipotentiaries promises to be one of great moment. After all that has gone before, the congress in the city of Mexico will convene under the most pleasant auspices. Its programme has been so mapped out as to include many of the subjects treated at the previous conference, as well as such new ones as may be submitted to it. But, above all, it will be an international occasion of the first
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
mourning throughout the country......Sept. 19, 1901 Czolgosz placed on trial in Buffalo......Sept. 23, 1901 [He is found guilty Sept. 24th, and is electrocuted at Auburn, Oct. 29th.] The body of President Lincoln is entombed......Sept. 26, 1901 Captain Connell and 45 officers and men massacred by bolomen at Balangiga......Sept. 28, 1901 The Cuban Constitutional Convention dissolved by General Wood......Oct. 3, 1901 Pan-American Congress opened in the City of Mexico......Oct. 22, 1901 Andrew Carnegie gives $10,000,000 to the United States for advanced study and original research......December, 1901 President Roosevelt's first message to Congress......Dec. 3, 1901 Nicaragua leases a 6-mile wide strip of territory along the proposed canal......Dec. 9, 1901 Decision of the Schley court of inquiry published......Dec. 13, 1901 Hay-Pauncefote treaty ratified......Dec. 16, 1901 Cuba elects Presidential electors......Dec. 31, 1901 [Electoral college meets
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William and Mary, College of (search)
on of Williamsburg by Union troops in 1862, it was again accidentally burned. From 1861 to 1865 the losses of the college, in buildings and endowments, were about $125,000. In 1869 the main building was substantially restored, the faculty was reorganized, and the college was reopened for students. In 1900 it reported fifteen professors and instructors, 192 students, 10,000 volumes in the library, grounds and buildings valued at $125,000, and productive funds aggregating $127,900. On Oct. 22, 1901, a tablet, erected to the memory of John Blair, the founder and first president of William and Mary College, and to the seventeen Virginia gentlemen who were his associates in the establishment of the institution in 1693, was unveiled by the Colonial Dames of Virginia. The tablet is of Florentine marble, fashioned in a style to correspond with the date of the foundation of the college. The armorial bearings awarded the college by the college of heralds of England are placed upon the