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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
district schools in the West are probably as good as those in the remote parts of New England: and the great city systems are, upon the whole, superior to those of the East. The best organization of school government in the country is that of Cleveland, and the best system of buildings is probably that of Minneapolis. Chicago public schools are more efficient than those of Philadelphia or New York, and probably than those of Boston. In secondary education the West has as good public higo such school is likely; for painters are cosmopolitan; they must be educated where there are the best collections of notable pictures. The only claim which the West has well established to artistic distinction is in architecture. Fortunately Cleveland is not within the Mississippi basin, and therefore the valley has not to weep for the confused heap of stone-cutting which has been set up there as a soldiers' monument; but most of the State of Ohio is in the Ohio Valley, and the legislature f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, (search)
tle, William C. Wilder, Charles L. Carter, Joseph Marsden. The first important act of Mr. Cleveland after his inauguration was to withdraw the treaty from the Senate and send James H. Blount (ch displayed the results of his investigations in Hawaii, and had served as the basis for President Cleveland's policy. This policy was announced by message to Congress on Dec. 18 in the following ld. A few weeks later he succeeded, and on Dec. 19 laid before the provisional government President Cleveland's desire for its abdication and restoration of the monarchy, coupled with the queen's oovernment. These proceedings became known in the middle of January, 1894, and on Jan. 13 President Cleveland transmitted the documents to Congress. Mr. Dole was not interfered with, and affairs in negotiations, either by treaty or articles, as the President may direct. In 1897, when President Cleveland's term expired, commissioners from Hawaii arrived in Washington to again urge a treaty of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hendricks, Thomas Andrews -1885 (search)
Hendricks, Thomas Andrews -1885 Statesman; born near Zanesville, O., Sept. 7, 1819. In 1822 his father settled in Indiana, where the son was educated at Thomas Andrews Hendricks. South Hanover College, and became a lawyer. He was an active member of the State constitutional convention of 1850, and a member of Congress from the Indianapolis District from 1851 to 1855. He was Democratic United States Senator from 1863 to 1869, was chosen governor of Indiana for four years in 1872, and Vice-President of the United States on the ticket with Mr. Cleveland in 1884. He had second place with Samuel J. Tilden in 1876. He died in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 25, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Howell Edmunds 1832-1895 (search)
Jackson, Howell Edmunds 1832-1895 Jurist; born in Paris, Tenn., April 8, 1832; graduated at the West Tennessee College in 1848; admitted to the bar in 1856; elected United States Senator from Tennessee in 1881, but resigned in 1886, when he was appointed United States district judge by President Cleveland; appointed justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1893. He died in West Meade, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Eastman 1824- (search)
Johnson, Eastman 1824- Artist; born in Lovell, Me., July 29, 1824; was educated in the public schools of Augusta, Me.; studied in the Royal Academy of Dusseldorf for two years, and was elected an academician of the National Academy of Design in 1860. He has painted many notable pictures, including The Kentucky home; Husking bee; The stage coach; Pension agent; Prisoner of State, etc. His portraits include Two men, ex-Presidents Arthur, Cleveland, and Harrison, Commodore Vanderbilt, W. H. Vanderbilt, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, John D. Rockefeller, Mrs. Dolly Madison, Mrs. August Belmont, Mrs. Hamilton Fish, and many others.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lamont, Daniel Scott 1851- (search)
Lamont, Daniel Scott 1851- Statesman; born in Cortlandville, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1851; graduated at Union College; and engaged in journalism. In 1885-89 he was private secretary to President Cleveland, and in 1893-97 was Secretary of War. On retiring from the last office he was elected vice-president of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Fitzhugh 1835- (search)
860 he was appointed instructor of cavalry at West Point, and in 1861 he resigned his commission to become adjutant-general under Ewell, in the Confederate army. From September, 1861, to July, 1862, he was lieutenant-colonel and colonel of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, with which he took part in all the movements of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was then promoted brigadier-general, and, on Sept. 3, 1863, major-general. From March, 1865, until he surrendered to General Meade, at Farmville, he commanded the whole cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. In 1886-90 he was governor of Virginia. In 1896 President Cleveland appointed him United States consul-general at Havana, where he served till war was declared against Spain. In May, 1898, President McKinley appointed him a major-general of volunteers; in December following he became governor of the province of Havana; and, on the reorganization of the regular army in 1901, he was appointed one of the new brigadiergenerals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamekeha 1838- (search)
Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamekeha 1838- ExQueen of the Hawaiian Islands; born in Honolulu, Dec. 2, 1838; married John O. Dominis, a native of the United States (died Aug. 26, 1891); became vice-regent when King Kalakaua left Hawaii on his trip to the United States; and after his death in San Francisco she was proclaimed Queen, Jan. 29, 1891. On Jan. 30, 1892, she was dethroned because of her efforts to restore absolute monarchy and abolish the constitution of 1887. Although President Cleveland favored her restoration to the throne, all her endeavors in that direction were futile, and a provisional government was set up. A little later she came to the United States, and remained here till August, 1898, when she returned to Hawaii. The islands had then been annexed to the United States. In March, 1900, an attempt was made in the United States Senate to grant her a lump sum of $20,000 and an annual pension Lydia Kamekeha Liliokalani. of $10,000 for the rest of her life as a compens
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacVEAGHeagh, Wayne 1833- (search)
MacVEAGHeagh, Wayne 1833- Diplomatist; born in Phoenixville, Pa., April 19, 1833; graduated at Yale College in 1853; and admitted to the bar in 1856. He was district attorney for Chester county, Pa., in 1859-64; entered the Union army as captain of cavalry when the invasion of Pennsylvania was threatened in September, 1862; was United States minister to Turkey in 1870-71; member of the Pennsylvania constitutional convention in 1872-73; and president of the MacVeagh commission to Louisiana in 1877. In 1881 he was appointed United States Attorney-General, but on the death of President Garfield he resigned, and resumed law practice in Philadelphia. He supported Grover Cleveland for President in 1892; was ambassador to Italy in 1893-97; and afterwards practised law in Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meade, Richard Worsam 1837-1897 (search)
ockading squadron, he destroyed or captured seven blockade-runners. In 1870, in the international yacht race in New York Harbor, he commanded the America, which outsailed the English competitor, Cambria. In 1893 he was naval commissioner to the World's Columbian Exhibition. His retirement before the age limit resulted from a disagreement with the Navy Department concerning the way in which he had been treated officially. An article which appeared in the New York Tribune represented Admiral Meade as criticising the administration, and using the sentence, I am an American and a Union man—two things this administration can't stand. Subsequently when Secretary Herbert asked him to affirm or deny this criticism he returned a non-committal answer. Soon there were rumors that he would be court-martialled for disrespect to the President, whereupon he requested his retirement. President Cleveland, in granting his request, censured his conduct. He died in Washington, D. C., May 4, 189
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