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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.19 (search)
uld provoke grave suspicion. They resolved to prepare the remains so as to be fit for transportation across a breadth of tropical region which extended to the Indian Ocean, fifteen hundred miles. After many weary months of travel, they arrived at the sea-coast with the body. In charge of two of the faithful band, it was placed oe and entered the dismal forest-land north. A straight line from this point to the Atlantic Ocean would measure one thousand and seventy miles; another to the Indian Ocean would measure only nine hundred and twenty miles; we had not reached the centre of the continent by seventy-five miles. Outside the woods blazed a blinding to whom I entrusted the safe-guard of Livingstone on his last and fatal journey; who had mourned by his corpse at Muilla, and borne the illustrious dead to the Indian Ocean. In a flood of sudden recollection, all the stormy period, here ended, rushed in upon my mind; the whole panorama of danger and tempest through which these
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.21 (search)
y, and the party of the first-named had seized all the ammunition from the other party, and had fled to Makraka. Selim Bey, unable to muster resolution to follow us, preferred to remain to curse Fadle Mulla Bey and his folly; and what the end of these misguided and unprincipled men may be, no person knows, outside of that unhappy region! On the 8th May I resumed the march Emin's people, alone, succoured and convoyed to the Coast by Stanley, numbered about a thousand.--D. S. for the Indian Ocean. The fifth day's march brought us to the edge of highlands, whence we looked down into a deep valley, two thousand six hundred feet below us. In width, it varied from six to twenty miles. To the north, we could see a bit of the south end of Lake Albert. Southward, seventy miles off, was another lake, to which I have given the name of Albert Edward; and the surplus waters of the southernmost lake meandered through this valley down into the northernmost, or Albert Lake. Opposite to the
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.23 (search)
merely nominal, and all their earnings were their own to do what they liked with, and their owners never saw them except when, at the end of Ramadan, they called to pay their respects. To all intents and purposes, they were as much freemen as the free-born, inasmuch as they were relieved from all obligation to their masters. To proceed on the lines that, because they were not free-born they must be slaves, one would have to clear out the Seedy-boy stokers from the British fleet in the Indian Ocean, and all the mail, passenger, and freight steamers which ship them at Aden and Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, and Yoko-hama. All the British consulates on the East Coast — Zanzibar, Madagascar, etc.--would have to be charged with conniving at the slave-trade, as also all the British merchants in those places, because they employed house-servants, door and horse-boys, who were nominally slaves. White men are not in the habit of proceeding to an Arab slave-owner, and agreeing with him as
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.28 (search)
riends a little; then Lord Brassey, a typical Gladstonite, thinking I might lead them over to France, instanter, poured cold water upon the heat and said, You know it is only Mr. Stanley's way; he is always combative! Poor, dear old England! How she is bothered with sentimentalists and cranks! South Africa is almost lost, because no Englishman in office dares to say Stop! That is England's. Yet, if Kruger eventually succeeds, our sea route to India, Australia, and the Isles of the Indian Ocean, will soon be closed. If the French establish themselves on the White Nile, they will ally themselves with the Abyssinians, and soon find a way of re-arming the Mahdists; and it would not be long then before we should be driven out of Egypt, and clean away from the Suez Canal. Well, and then? But what is the use? A cold water speech from Lord Brassey quenches, or appears to, any little patriotic ardour that our Society Englishmen confess to having felt. If these people were to be
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, Index (search)
lief Expedition, 354; starts on the expedition, 355; forms Column, 355, 356; on the march, 356-359; reaches the Albert Nyanza, 359; constructs a fort at Ibwiri, 360; discovers Emin, 361; his impression of Emin, 362; goes in search of the Rear-Column, 362; his discovery of the Rear-Column, 363, 364; returns to Fort Bodo, 364-367; returns to the Albert Nyanza, 367; commences homeward journey, 370; discovers the Albert Edward Nyanza, 370, 371; sees the Mountains of the Moon, 371; reaches the Indian Ocean, 372; enlightened as to the true character of Emin, 373, 374; results of his expedition, 375; his letter on the conduct of Englishmen in Africa, 376, 377; Sir George Grey's letter on his work on the Relief Expedition, 378, 379. Expects implicit obedience from his subordinates, 380; his descriptions of his subordinates, 381-383; lives alone while in Africa, 383, 384, 386; on the white man in Africa, 384, 385; accused of being hard, 385; his manner of life while in Africa, 386-388; his t
numbering one hundred forty, and the vessel was released on ransom bond. Captain Semmes states that there were five hundred passengers on board. It is fair to presume that each passenger had with him a purse of from three to five hundred dollars. Under the laws of war all this money would have been good prize, but not one dollar of it was touched, or indeed so much as a passenger's baggage examined. The Alabama now proceeded to run down the Spanish Main, thence bore eastward into the Indian Ocean, and, after a cruise into every sea where a blow at American commerce could be struck, came around the Cape of Good Hope, and, sailing north, ran up to the thirtieth parallel, where so many captures had been made at a former time. Of the ship at this date Captain Semmes wrote: The poor old Alabama was not now what she had been then. She was like the wearied fox-hound, limping back after a long chase, foot-sore, and longing for quiet repose. She had, in her mission to cripple the ene
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Drake, Sir Francis, -1595 (search)
ate were engraved the portrait and arms of the Queen and the navigator. Then he sailed for the Molucca Islands. It is believed that Sir Francis Drake entered the Golden Gate of San Francisco Bay, and that near its shores the ceremony of his coronation took place. Fearing encounters with the Spaniards on his return with his treasure-laden vessels, Drake sought a northeast passage to England. Met by severe cold, he turned back, crossed the Pacific to the Spice Islands, thence over the Indian Ocean, and, doubling the Cape of Good Hope, reached England in November, 1580. The delighted Queen knighted Drake, who afterwards plundered Spanish towns on the Atlantic coasts of America; and, returning, took a distressed English colony from Roanoke Island and carried them to England. In command of a fleet of thirty vessels, in 1587, he destroyed 100 Spanish vessels in the harbor of Cadiz; and from a captured vessel in the East India trade the English learned the immense value of that trad
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Magellan, Ferdinando 1470- (search)
nt to Spain and persuaded the authorities there that the Molucca or Spice Islands, which they coveted, might be reached by sailing westward, and so come within the pope's gift of lands westward of the Azores (see Alexander VI.). Magellan was sent in that direction with five ships and 236 men. After touching at Brazil, Ferdinando Magellan. he went down the coast and discovered and passed through the strait which bears his name, calling it the Strait of the Eleven Thousand Virgins. He passed into the South Sea, discovered by Nuñez (Cabeza De Vaca), and, on account of its general calmness, he named it the Pacific Ocean. Crossing it, he discovered the Philippine Islands, eastward of the China Sea, where he was killed by the natives, April 17, 1521. The expedition was reduced to one ship. In that the survivors sailed across the Indian Ocean and around the Cape of Good Hope, and reached Spain, Sept. 6, 1522. That ship, the Victoria, was the first that ever circumnavigated the globe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Terry, Silas Wright 1842- (search)
Terry, Silas Wright 1842- Naval officer; born in Kentucky, Dec. 28, 1842; appointed acting midshipman in the Naval Academy in 1858; was engaged in blockading service on the Atlantic coast in 1861-63; in the Mississippi squadron and on the Red River expedition in 1863-64; and was present during the naval operations at forts Fisher and Anderson, at the capture of Wilmington, and at the fall of Richmond. In January, 1882, while in command of the Marion, he rescued the crew of the bark Trinity, which had been wrecked on Heard Island, in the Indian Ocean, in 1880; and in February, while at Cape Town, saved the English ship Poonah from total loss by hauling her off the beach, for which he received the thanks of the government of both Cape Colony and Great Britain. He was assigned to the command of the Iowa in 1898; detached in September, 1899; appointed to the command of the navy-yard at Washington, D. C., March 24, 1900, and promoted rear-admiral on the 27th following.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
he Mohawks......Jan. 15, 1693 Peter Schuyler, of Albany, pursues the French with English and Iroquois; they escape across the upper Hudson......February, 1693 Fort Frontenac rebuilt by the French......1694 Frontenac prepares a great expedition against the Iroquois; but only destroys three villages and some corn......1696 William Kidd, with the Adventure, of thirty guns, sails from New York with a crew of 155 men, commissioned as a privateer against the French, and pirates in the Indian Ocean......Sept. 6, 1696 [This was something of a private enterprise. Some noblemen of the English ministry invested £ 6,000 in the undertaking. Kidd and Robert Livingston of New York were to have one-fifth of the proceeds.] Richard Coote, Earl of Bellomont, appointed to succeed Governor Fletcher in 1695; commissioned, 1697, reaches New York......April 2, 1698 John Nanfan, a kinsman of Governor Bellomont, appointed lieutenant-governor......1698 Louis de Buade, Count de Frontenac,
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