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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Levering, Joshua 1845- (search)
Levering, Joshua 1845- Prohibitionist; born in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 12, 1845; was employed by his father in the coffeeimporting business of Levering & Co. in 1860-66; later became a partner in the firm; and on the death of his father, in 1870, he, with his brother Eugene, took full control of the business. Politically, he was first a Democrat, and then a Prohibitionist. In 1896 he was the candidate of the National Prohibition party for President of the United States, with Hale Johnson foLevering & Co. in 1860-66; later became a partner in the firm; and on the death of his father, in 1870, he, with his brother Eugene, took full control of the business. Politically, he was first a Democrat, and then a Prohibitionist. In 1896 he was the candidate of the National Prohibition party for President of the United States, with Hale Johnson for Vice-President. The ticket received 132,007 popular but no electoral votes. He is vice-president of the American Baptist Publication Society; president of the board of trustees of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and has been at the head of other charitable and religious organizations.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Point, battle of (search)
watch the movements of the invaders and act as circumstances might require. Some volunteers and militia were also sent to co-operate with Stricker. Feeling confident of success, Ross, accompanied by Admiral Cockburn, rode gayly in front of the troops as they moved towards Baltimore. They had marched about an hour, when they halted and spent another hour in resting and careless carousing at a tavern. From Colonel Sterett's regiment General Stricker had sent forward companies led by Captains Levering and Howard, 150 in number, and commanded by Maj. R. K. Heath. They were accompanied by Asquith's (and a few other) riflemen, seventy in number, a small piece of artillery, and some cavalry, under Lieutenant Stiles. They met the British advancing at a point about 7 miles from Baltimore. Two of Asquith's riflemen, concealed in a hollow, fired upon Ross and Cockburn as they were riding ahead of the troops, when the former fell from his horse, mortally wounded, and died in the arms of h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Political parties in the United States. (search)
egular Democrats, nominated Charles O'Conor for President; declined, but received about 30,000 popular votes. Temperance, 1872. A national combination of local temperance organizations, became Prohibition party, 1876 For legal prohibition; female suffrage; direct Presidential vote; currency convertible into coin. Nominated James Black from Pennsylvania for President, 1872; Green Clay Smith, 1876; Neal Dow, 1880; John P. St. John, 1884; C. B. Fisk, 1888; John Bidwell, 1892; Joshua Levering, 1896; John G. Woolley, 1900. Greenback party, 1874 Became National Greenback Party, 1878; became Union Labor Party, 1887.—Unlimited coinage of gold and silver; substitution of greenbacks for national bank notes; suffrage without regard to sex; legislation in the interest of the laboring classes, etc. Nominated Peter Cooper for President, 1876; James B. Weaver, 1880; Benjamin F. Butler, 1884; Alson J. Streeter, 1888. These various elements, uniting with the Farmers' Alliance, for
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
rover Cleveland*N. Y.Dem5,556,918380,810277Adlai E. Stevenson*Ill.Dem277 Benjamin HarrisonInd.Rep5,176,108145Whitelaw ReidN. Y.Rep145 James B. WeaverIowaPeop1,041,02822James G. FieldVaPeop22 John BidwellCal.Pro264,133James B. CranfillTexPro Simon WingMass.Soc. L.21,164Charles H. MatchettN. Y.Soc. L. 1896. William McKinley*O.Rep7,104,779601,854271Garret A. Hobart*N. J.Rep271 William J. BryanNeb.Dem6,502,925176Arthur SewallMeDem176 William J. BryanNeb.PeopThomas E. WatsonGaPeop Joshua LeveringMd.Pro132,007Hale JohnsonIll.Pro John M. PalmerIll.N. Dem133,148Simon B. BucknerKyN. Dem Charles H. MatchettN. Y.Soc. L.36,274Matthew MaguireN. J.Soc. L. Charles E. BentleyNebNat. (j)13,969James H. SouthgateN. C.Nat. (j) 1900. William McKinley*O.Rep7,206,677832,280292Theodore Roosevelt*N. Y.Rep292 William J. BryanNeb.Dem. P.6,374,397155Adlai E. StevensonIll.Dem. P.155 John G. WoolleyIll.Pro208,555Henry B. MetcalfO.Pro Wharton BarkerPa.M. P. (m)50,337Ignatius DonnellyMinnM.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prohibition party. (search)
Prohibition party. The question of prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors was agitated in various sections of the United States before a political party was formed distinctly on that issue. State legislation has at different times attempted prohibition in Maine, Kansas, Iowa, and other States. A distinctive national party was organized in 1869, and in 1872 it nominated a candidate for President. It has put a ticket in the field in all succeeding Presidential campaigns, among others St. John in 1884, Fisk in 1888, Bidwell in 1892, Levering in 1896, and Woolley in 1900. It has received no electoral votes and has carried no congressional districts, though it has polled a popular vote of several hundred thousand. Besides its characteristic plank, it has advocated in its platforms some principles held either by the Democratic or by the People's party. In 1900 there was a marked increase in the popular vote of this party. protection