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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.26 (search)
out of his lips as they may have coursed through his mind! If he is a new Member, he is a pitiable object at such a time. Even the old Members are not always happy. Well, after Sir Charles Dilke sat down, our friend James Bryce rose, who, I must admit, speaks fluently, as well he might, with his great experience as a Lecturer, Member, and Minister. I do not think he is at all nervous; at least, I should not judge him to be so from his manner. After him, rose Mr. McKenna to ask about Siam. I had made a little move, but I was too late, having not quite concluded in my own mind that I ought to speak. When he finished, Commander Bethell had the floor. These old Members shoot to their feet with a sudden spring, like Jack-in-the-Box. He spoke upon Egypt and the new countries of Central Africa like one desirous of obtaining information upon matters which puzzled him. Parker Smith, sitting beside me, was on his feet in an instant; but what he said seemed to me rather an indi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barrett, John, 1866- (search)
Barrett, John, 1866- Diplomatist: born in Grafton, Vt., Nov. 28, 1866; was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1889, and engaged in journalism. He was minister to Siam in 1894-98, and represented several United States newspapers during the Philippine campaign in 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Centennial Exhibition, (search)
sending the products of their industries. There was a generous response, and thirty-three nations, besides the United States, were represented—namely, Argentine Republic, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chili, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, India and British colonies, Hawaiian Islands, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liberia. Luxemburg Grand Duchy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Orange Free State, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Santo Domingo, Spain and Spanish colonies, Siam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunis, Turkey, and Venezuela. A Woman's executive committee was formed, composed of Philadelphians, who raised money sufficient among the women of the Union for the erection of a building for the exhibition exclusively of women's work—sculpture, painting, engraving, lithography, literature, telegraphy, needlework of all kinds, etc.— at a cost of $30,000. The building was called the Women's pavilion. In it were exhibited beautiful needlework from England and etchings fr<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Commerce of the United States. (search)
e interests of commerce may take further advantage of currents of air and water which move ever westward as the earth revolves ever towards the east; other ship canals will connect our Great Lakes with the ocean, and steamships from Europe and the Mediterrane countries and the Orient will land their merchandise at the docks of Chicago and Duluth, and the other great commercial cities of our inland seas; a great railway system will stretch from South America to Bering Straits, thence down the eastern coast of Siberia, through China, Siam, Burmah, across India, Persia, Arabia, past the pyramids of Egypt to the westernmost point of Africa, where only 1,600 miles of ocean will intervene to prevent the complete encircling of the earth with a belt of steel, whose branches will penetrate to every habitable part of every continent, and place men in all climes and all nations and all continents in constant communication with each other and facilitate the interchange of commodities between them.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
red a period of over forty years, was spent at San Francisco (1851-1883) and New York (1883-1894); and the late British consul at Paris held that post from 1865 until his death recently. There are two important branches of the service for which candidates are specially trained, and admission to which is by means of a competitive examination open to the public, and whereof due notice is given beforehand in the newspapers —namely, The Levant (Turkey, Egypt, Persia), and the China, Japan, and Siam services. Those who are successful in these examinations are appointed student interpreters. They must be unmarried and between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four. These student interpreters must study Oriental languages either at Oxford or at a British legation or consulate in the country to which they are to be accredited. They are called on to pass further examinations at intervals, and, if successful, they become eligible for employment, first as assistants and afterwards as inte
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Diplomatic service. (search)
y Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Lima. Portugal. John N. Irwin, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Lisbon. Russia. Charlemagne Tower, Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, St. Petersburg. Siam. Hamilton King, Minister Resident and Consul-General, Bangkok. Spain. Bellamy Storer, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Madrid. Sweden and Norway. William W. Thomas, Jr., Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiiscount de Santo-Thyrso, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Russia. Comte Cassini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Salvador. Señor Don Rafael Zaldivar, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Siam. Phya Prashiddhi, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, accredited both to the United States and Great Britain. Spain. Duke de Arcos, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Sweden and Norway. Mr. A. Grip, Envo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King, Hamilton 1852- (search)
King, Hamilton 1852- Diplomatist; born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, June 4, 1852; graduated at Olivet College, Mich., in 1878; appointed United States minister resident and consul-general to Siam, in January, 1898. He is the author of Outlines of United States history, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- (search)
raise funds to provide for their future, and within a very few weeks about $100, 000 was secured. Soon after his death an extract from a private letter was published, in which appeared the following sentence: If I am shot by a Filipino bullet, it might as well come from one of my own men. The peculiar phrase attracted considerable attention, especially in the early part of the Presidential campaign of 1900. The letter was written in Manila on Oct. 6, 1899, to John Barrett, ex-minister to Siam, then in New York City. The following extract from the letter gives the full setting of the mysterious sentence above quoted, and affords another evidence that the continuation of the insurrection was due to direct encouragement from the United States: I agree with you that mistakes have been made here, but I would to God that the whole truth of this whole Philippine situation could be known by every one in America. I wish the people could know it as I know it, and as you know it. I a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace conference, universal (search)
ve arbitration in cases lending themselves thereto, with the object of preventing armed conflicts between nations; to come to an understanding with respect to the mode of applying these good offices, and to establish a uniform practice in using them. The following governments were represented: Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Servia, Siam, Spain, Sweden and Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America. The United States were represented by the lion. Andrew D. White, ambassador to Berlin; the Hon. Seth Low, president of Columbia University; the Hon. Stanford Newel, minister to The Hague; Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, U. S. N.; Capt. William Crozier, U. S. A., and the Hon. Frederick W. Holls, of New York. At the opening of the conference, May 18, M. de Staal, the Russian ambassador, was elected President. The
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Siamese twins, the (search)
Siamese twins, the Chang and Eng: born in a small village on the coast of Siam in 1811. Their mother bore seventeen children; once she had three at a birth, and never less than two. These two children were the only deformed ones among them. They were united by a strong band of flesh, three or four inches in diameter, at the anterior part of the chest. Their parents lived by fishing, and the boys sold shell-fish until they were eighteen years of age, when they were brought to the United States and exhibited as curiosities. They were shown in different cities of the Union, and also went to England and France, where they attracted the attention of scientific men. They were very agile, and so accommodated themselves to their situation that they could run, leap, and, when crossing the ocean, climb to the masthead as quickly as any sailor. The twins finally settled in North Carolina, where they purchased an estate. Each was married (their wives were sisters) and had several child
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