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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
w Bedford. Mass.62,44240,73321,709 Des Moines, Ia.62,13950,09312,046 Springfield, Mass.62,05944,17917,880 Somerville, Mass.61,64340,15221,491 Troy, N. Y.60,65160,956*305 Hoboken, N. J.59,36443,64815,716 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80754,955852 Savannah, Ga.54,.24443,18911,055 Salt Lake City, Utah.53,53144,8438,688 San Antonio, Tex.53,32137,67315,648 Duluth, Minn.52,96933,11519,854 Erie, Pa.52,733 40,63412,099 Elizabeth, N. J.52,13037,76414,366 Wilkesbarre, Pa.51.72137,71814,003 Kansas City, Kan.51,41838,31613,102 Harrisburg, Pa.50,16739,38510,782 Portland, Me.50,14536,42513,720 Yonkers, N. Y.47,93132,03315,898 * Decrease. Cities with population exceeding 25,000.—Continued. City.population.increase since 19001890.1890. Norfolk, Va 46,62434,87111,753 Waterbury, Conn 45,85928,64617,213 Holyoke, Mass.45.71235.63710,075 Fort Wayne, I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Commerce of the United States. (search)
between continents and great trading centres; a ship canal will connect the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific; and vessels circumnavigating the globe in the 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 plac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry 1598 (search)
ry pleasant to dwell, and very profitable. It is significant of a strength which it is inspiring to contemplate. The advantages of bigness accompanied by abounding life are many and invaluable. It is impossible among us to hatch in a corner any plot which will affect more than a corner. With life everywhere throughout the continent, it is impossible to seize illicit power over the whole people by seizing any central offices. To hold Washington would be as useless to a usurper as to hold Duluth. Self-government cannot be usurped. A French writer has said that the autocratic ascendency of Andrew Jackson illustrated anew the long-credited tendency of democracies to give themselves over to one hero. The country is older now than it was when Andrew Jackson delighted in his power, and few can believe that it would again approve or applaud childish arrogance and ignorant arbitrariness like his; but even in his case, striking and ominous as it was, it must not be overlooked that he w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Du Lhut, or Duluth, Daniel Greysolon 1678- (search)
Du Lhut, or Duluth, Daniel Greysolon 1678- Explorer; born in Lyons, France; carried on a traffic in furs under the protection of Count Frontenac; explored the upper Mississippi in 1678-80, at which time he joined Father Hennepin and his companions. He took part in the campaign against the Seneca Indians in 1687 and brought with him a large number of Indians from the upper lakes. In 1695 he was placed in command of Fort Frontenac and in 1697 was promoted to the command of a company of infantry. He died near Lake Superior in 1709. The city of Duluth was named after him.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hennepin, Louis 1640- (search)
Sioux and carried to their villages. Hennepin, at the beginning of the voyage, had invoked the aid of St. Anthony of Padua, and when he discovered the great rapids of the upper Mississippi he gave them the name of Falls of St. Anthony. He claimed to have discovered the sources of the Mississippi, but never went above the Falls of St. Anthony, where he carved the arms of France on the forest trees. In July (1680) Hennepin and his companions were rescued from the Sioux by Graysolon du Luht (Duluth), and they were taken down to the Wisconsin River and made their way to Lake Michigan, and so on to Quebec. From the latter place Hennepin embarked for France, and there, in 1683, he published a full account of his explorations, which contains many exaggerations. Yet it is a work of much value, as it pictures the life and habits of the Indians of the Northwest. In 1697 he published his New discovery of a vast country situated in America, which contained his former work, with a description
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Towne, Charles Arnette (search)
Towne, Charles Arnette Born in Oakland county, Mich., Nov. 21, 1858; educated at the University of Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1886; removed to Duluth, Minn., in 1890; member of Congress in 1895-97; withdrew from the National Republican Convention in 1897; and was nominated for Vice-President by the National Convention of the People's party, and by the Silver Republican National Convention, both in 1900. He declined both nominations, and was appointed United States Senator to fill a vacancy in the same year.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
the entrance of Pigeon River, on north shore of Lake Superior (whence the name Duluth)......1678 Father Louis Hennepin ascends the Mississippi from the mouth of tt. Anthony, and the Republican party of Minnesota formed......March 29, 1854 Duluth founded......1856 Bill to remove the government to St. Peter passes the Housles of the St. Louis......Feb. 15, 1870 Ship-canal across Minnesota point at Duluth begun......1870 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment, establishes a Acts passed: For a State reformatory at St. Cloud; a municipal government for Duluth; a high-license law where local option does not prohibit, and to abolish the St, aged eighty......Feb. 18, 1891 Whaleback steamer Charles W. Wetmore leaves Duluth with a cargo of grain for Liverpool......June 11, 1891 Washburn-Crosby Compa1,751,394; of its five leading cities: Minneapolis, 202,718; St. Paul, 163,065; Duluth, 52,969; Winona, 19,714, and Stillwater, 12,318......1900 Senator Cushman K.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
Bay and pass Fox River portage to the Wisconsin River, June 10, and down the Wisconsin, discovering the Mississippi......June 17, 1673 Marquette coasts Lake Michigan from Green Bay, reaching the site of Chicago......Dec. 4, 1674 La Salle, leaving his ship the Griffin at Green Bay, sails up the coast of Lake Michigan......1679 Daniel Greysolon Duluth ascends the Bois Brule from Lake Superior, and descends the St. Croix to the Mississippi River......1680 Father Louis Hennepin, with Duluth, journeys from Lake St. Francis to Green Bay by way of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers......1680 Pierre le Seuer reaches the Mississippi River via the Fox and Wisconsin......1683 Nicholas Perrot, appointed commandant of the West, winters near Trempeleau, which he reaches via the Fox and Wisconsin rivers from Green Bay......1685 Father St. Cosme visits site of Milwaukee on his way by boat from Green Bay to the Mississippi River......Oct. 7, 1699 Le Seuer discovers lead mines in south
s.Passed over the veto in the Senate. 135Apr. 26, 1886Bodies for Dissection. 136Apr. 30, 1886Omaha a Port of Entry. 137May 8, 1886Pensions. 138 139May 17, 1886Springfield a Port of Entry. 140 to 156May 17 1886 to June 19, 1886Pensions, Private. 157May 19, 1886Public Building at Sioux City, Ia.Passed over the veto in the Senate. 158May 19, 1886Public Building at Zanesville, O. 159 to 226June 19, 1886 to July 6, 1886Pensions and Reliefs, Private. 227June 6, 1886Public Building at Duluth, Minn. 228 to 231July 6, 1886Pensions and Reliefs, Private. 232July 7, 1886Right of Way to Railroad in North Montana. 233July 9, 1886Pension, Private. 234July 9, 1886Public Building in Dayton, O.Passed over veto. 235July 10, 1886Public Building in Asheville, N. C. 236July 30, 1886Bridge across Lake Champlain. 237July 30, 1886Public Building at Springfield, Mass. Bills vetoed by the Presidents—Continued. President.No.Date.Subject of Bill.Remarks. Cleveland, 301 238 to 261July 31, 1