History of the Great Northwest and Its Men of Progress; A Select List of Biographical Sketches and Portraits of the Leaders in Business, Professional and Official Life

History of the Great Northwest and Its Men of Progress; A Select List of Biographical Sketches and Portraits of the Leaders in Business, Professional and Official Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... fitness for the delicate and important mission on which he was going at their bidding," overcame his scruples. He held this special commission for a year, making two visits to Japan and extending his second visit to the missions in China. Bishop Hare's administration has been marked by a great interest in education. Four industrial boarding schools for Indians, placed at different places in the Indian country of South Dakota, testify to his efforts in behalf of that race, and the All Saints' School at Sioux Falls--a boarding and day school for young ladies, which occupies one of the finest buildings in the Northwest, with his cordial interest in the public school system of the country, is proof of his broad sympathy with general education. COMPTON, James.--In 1887, when a member of the state senate, Mr. Compton was appointed a member of a special senate committee of three, to draw and submit a bill for the establishment and government of the Minnesota Soldiers' Home. By virtue of the bill then reported the present institution exists and is governed. It seems exceedingly appropriate now that he should be commandant of the noble institution with which he was so closely connected at the outset, and that he should administer the rules and regulations founded upon the enactment which he was instrumental in providing. The generous provisions of the bill only reflected his sympathy for his old comrades, and his appreciation of their services. Mr. Compton was born near Meadville, Pa., January 14, 1840. His father, William Compton, a farmer in limited circumstances, was born in New Jersey and came to Crawford county with his parents about the year 1800. They settled near Meadville, and were among the first pioneers of that region. Mr. James...show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525086
  • 9781236525086