The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 12

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court, in place of Ortega. In 1871 Senor Juarez was again elected to the presidency, but the trying scenes of the previous thirteen years, and the loss, early in 1872, of his wife, to whom he was tenderly attached, had made serious inroads even upon his vigorous constitution, and he died of apoplexy. In person Juarez was thick-set and rather inelegant, having a. heavy, slouching gait and coarse frame. His face bespoke his Indian origiu---was dark, but with akindly expression. His mouth was large and somewhat coarse, but when he spoke animatedly his expression was noble and commanding. His oratorical powers were considerable, but his chief strength was in his power of skilful organization, his tenacity and firmness of purpose. In all her history since her independence, Mexico has sustained the loss of no statesman of so much integrity and ability, or one she could so ill spare, as _Benito Juarez. present, and as it was in 1862, when the first full reports were made by the several State ofllcers on the affairs of their respective dcpartments: The total value of all taxable roperty in the State, in 1862, was $19,285,749. n 1872 it was $127,690,987.13. In 1862 there were 534 organized school districts; in 1872 there were 8,418. In 1862 the number of children of school age was 13,976; in 1872 the number was 165,982. The number of teachers in the former year was 319; in the latter 3,795. The amount paid to teachers, in 1862 was $14,009; in 1872 it was $596,611. The amount raised by district tax, in 1862, was $10,381; in 1872 it was$822,6-14. The total value of school-houses, in 1862, was $10,432; in 1872 it was $2,845,262. The whole number of votes cast, in 1862, was 15,418; in 1872 the number was 101,488. In more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236741560
  • 9781236741561