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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 226 226 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 47 47 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 34 Browse Search
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History of the First Universalist Church in Somerville, Mass. Illustrated; a souvenir of the fiftieth anniversary celebrated February 15-21, 1904 6 6 Browse Search
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be well also to examine the municipal expenses of the year 1895, which closes the first half century. They were as follows8,054.81 ———-- Total$2,520,579.11 The state census of 1895 found the population of Cambridge to be 81,643. At the clo, as compared with $3.13 for the first year. There were in 1895 extraordinary expenses for the extension of the water-suppllusive of the water debt at the close of the fiscal year of 1895, was $2,244,183. The tax rate in 1895 was $15.70 on $1,000 1895 was $15.70 on $1,000 of full valuation, and the total amount of real and personal property was $80,911,060. The tax rate in 1846 was $5; the totaicipal debt amounted to .0023 of the wealth of the city; in 1895, the debt amounted to .0277 of the city's wealth. It was5.1889.Lunenburg, Mass. Agent. Henry O. Houghton.1872.1823.1895.Sutton, Vermont. Publisher. Isaac Bradford.1873-74-75-76..Warner, N. H. Manufacturer. Alpheus B. Alger.1891-92.1854.1895.Lowell, Mass. Lawyer. Wm. A. Bancroft.1893-94-95-96.1855.G<
convincing array of results of our saloon exclusion, to which, most briefly, I am about to allude. The burden of correspondence which has thereby come upon many of our people, the amount of time and strength which they have spent in traveling to speak on the subject in distant places, and the proud crown of glory which this unique triumph has set upon the brow of our city, cannot here be described, and can hardly be imagined. 6. The climax of all this was reached when, in the election of 1895, the city, realizing that its vote would determine the character of the fiftieth anniversary year of our present municipal organization, gathered itself together, and, in a peculiarly difficult and malignant campaign which was being waged on behalf of rum,—in the room of its previous majority of 599, and of the largest majority which it had ever cast, namely 843,—broke all records, and registered 1503 as its tenth annual verdict against the saloon. That memorable day, the ringing of the bell
d the number of homes for the wage-earner, and very many of those whose residences were there, desiring to improve their surroundings, have removed, and a considerable population has settled west of Prospect Street, which forms the easterly boundary of one of the pleasantest residential sections in Cambridge. Until very recently the height of the buildings in Cambridge has not exceeded four stories, and few have contained more than eight suites, yet two or more student dormitories built in 1895 exceed that height, and Ware Hall contains fifty-six suites of three rooms each, and one large six-story block of twelve suites of ten rooms each, with elevators, on Massachusetts Avenue, has just been completed. Next season, a six-story block of like character will be built on Massachusetts (formerly North) Avenue, which will provide for thirty-six families. If our present population were distributed throughout our city on the liberal scale which formerly prevailed, each family being allow
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman), Harvard University in its relations to the city of Cambridge. (search)
of the university. About three thousand students, out of the thirty-six hundred now in the university, live in Cambridge. In the long vacation nearly six hundred other students come for the numerous summer courses. More than one hundred of the teachers and other officers of the university occupy houses in Cambridge and maintain households therein. There are from one hundred and seventy-five to two hundred unmarried officers who live in or near the university. On the Catalogue of the year 1895-96, two hundred and fifty students give Cambridge as their home address. Every year a considerable number of families move to Cambridge in order to educate their children at the university. Many families that originally came to Cambridge, either to educate their children, or because the bread-winner became a university teacher, have remained in Cambridge. Some of the most famous houses in Cambridge to-day are houses built for or occupied by professors of a former generation. It is enough
vinity, of Dentistry, of Veterinary Medicine, and that of Agriculture and Horticulture, in which, during the academic year 1895-96, instruction is given to three thousand six hundred students by three hundred and sixty-six teachers. Moreover, the university is not idle during the long vacation; for six weeks the Summer School is in session. In 1895 the students in this school numbered five hundred and seventy-five. Thus, in a single year, the university has given instruction to more than fourarn Harvard methods of teaching. From the inception of the school the number of its students has steadily grown, until in 1895 five hundred and seventy-five were registered. For the summer of 1896 the school offers at Harvard College and the Lawrenetic purposes. From its invested funds, tuition-fees, rents, and other sources of income, the university received, in 1894-95, one million eighty-four thousand and ninety dollars, of which fully ninety thousand dollars was awarded to meritorious stu
over all previous years. Year.No of Students.Fees.Salaries. 1879-8025$3,725.00$5,171.00 1880-81474,786.256,363.32 1881-82385,017.506,549.56 1882-83413,899.387,778.48 1883-84495,581.257,950.20 1884-85557,193.758,725.00 1885-86739,661.259,400.00 1886-879012,113.7513,525.00 1887-8810313,475.0013,064.00 1888-8911515,460.0014,575.00 1889-9014220,018.3218,925.00 1890-9117425,035.0021,700.00 1891-9224134,010.0027,686.00 1892-9326337,240.0031,929.00 1893-9425542,845.0034,112.50 1894-9528449,626.8347,667.00 In writing of her experiences in America, Dr. Anna Kuhnow, of Leipsic, speaks of the enviable position of women among us, and adds that she missed the feeble health with which they are so widely credited in Germany. I may safely assert, she continues, that among these college students were the healthiest women, both physically and mentally, that I have ever met. This emphatic testimony is supported by the experience of Radcliffe College. Our record closes as the t
upervision of a Special Teacher of Primary Schools, whose work is directed by the superintendent of schools. Miss Lelia A. Mirick, now Mrs. Frederick S. Cutter, was the first to hold this position, which was created in 1892. She was succeeded in 1895 by Miss Mary A. Lewis. The course of study is for three years. Of the 1159 pupils graduated in June, 1894, ten per cent. completed this course in less than three years, fifty-eight per cent. in three years, and thirty-two per cent. in more than ity. Hence the employment by the city of four truant officers who are in constant touch with the teachers on the one hand and the irregulars on the other. A comparison of Cambridge statistics for 1845, the last year of the town, with those for 1895, the fiftieth of the city, reveals surprising changes. 18451895 Population12,00082,000 Valuation$8,600,000$82,000,000 Cost of instruction11,558235,812 Cost per pupil3.9520.50 Percentage of valuation spent on schools.0013 mills. .0034 mill
he name was changed to the Cambridge Public Library. In 1875 the library contained seven thousand volumes; in 1885 it had increased to eighteen thousand; and in 1895 to about fifty thousand. In 1887, when the need of enlarged accommodations had become urgent, Mr. Frederick H. Rindge generously offered to give the city a largools are allowed to take ten books each per week, to be used at their discretion among their pupils. The books are carried to and from the schools in baskets. In 1895 the number of volumes thus circulated was 6572. This, however, does not represent fully the use made of the library by the schools. Many of the teachers use thildren. The juvenile appetite for this intellectual food rapidly grows with what it feeds upon. The demands upon the school delivery, according to the latest (1895) report of the librarian, show a large increase. At present, indeed, they exceed the available supply. The report adds: The greatest need of the library, so far
Mr. William Taggard Piper succeeded Dr. Emerton as secretary in March, 1882, and he was followed in 1889 by Mr. Arthur E. Jones, the present secretary. Dr. Vaughan performed invaluable service as director until his departure for California, in 1895; and Mr. John Graham Brooks has made his special knowledge in the field of organized charity and social questions of great advantage in the enlargement of the work now being effected. In March, 1883, Mr. J. Watson Harris was appointed paid agenwas conducted in cooperation with the Citizens' Relief Committee and the Overseers of the Poor, and though, as was expected, it did not succeed financially, it accomplished its purpose industrially. It was decided to provide, during the winter of 1895-96, a work test in order to discriminate among those who said that they were looking for work, and an opportunity for unskilled labor was furnished at the City Sewer Yard. About one half of those sent to the yard have done the stint marked out, a
organization, and in 1892 it was entirely remodeled, and a very large addition made to it. It has the conveniences of a modern club-house, which include reading and card rooms, library, dining-rooms for members, as well as for ladies, assembly hall, bedrooms, billiard-rooms, and bowling-alleys. The membership of the club is about four hundred, and comprises a most representative array of men. Its past presidents include Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1890-93, and Charles W. Eliot, 1893-95. Its present secretary and treasurer have served continuously since the first organization. The purpose of the club is not merely to provide the usual place for reading-rooms and social intercourse, but to bring the men of the various sections of the city into closer relationship. Its success has been marked, and no club stands higher, or offers greater inducements to men who desire a place where club life can be found in its most dignified form. The officers are: J. J. Myers, president;
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