William Augustus Hall

William Augustus Hall

William Augustus Hall (October 15, 1815 – December 15, 1888) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is the brother of Governor and Representative Willard Preble Hall and also the father of Representative Uriel Sebree Hall.

Contents

1 Early years
2 Political life
3 Later years
4 References

Early years[edit]
Born in Portland, Maine, on October 15, 1815, Hall moved with his family to Harpers Ferry, Virginia at a young age and attended the local schools there. He attended Yale College, relocated to Missouri in 1840, and was admitted to the bar there in 1841.
Political life[edit]
Hall was a Captain in the U.S.-Mexican War.
He served as judge of the Circuit Court in Missouri from 1847–1861, and as delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention in 1861. That same year he was elected to the 37th Congress as a replacement for John Bullock Clark, who had been expelled from Congress for taking up arms against the United States. He was elected on his own merit in 1862 and served from January 20, 1862 until March 4, 1865. He did not seek an additional term in 1864.
In 1855, he was the judge who presided over the trial of Celia, the 19 year old pregnant slave woman who was on trial for the alleged murder (in self defense) of her master, who had been sexually abusing her for years. In response to the defenses’ motion that the 1845 law protecting “any woman” legally entitled Celia to defend herself from a would-be rapist the same as a white woman, Hall instructed the jury that a slave had no right to resist her master, even in the case of sexual assault. The jury subsequently found Celia guilty and sentenced her to death.
He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864.
Later years[edit]
After his term in Congress ended, Hall returned to the practice of law. He died near Darksville, Missouri on December 15, 1888, and was buried in a family plot.
References[edit]

United States Congress. “William Augustus Hall (id: H000079)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 – 2005 (2005). Washington, DC: Joint Committee on Printing.
Kestenbaum, L. (n.d.). The Political Graveyard. Retrieved June 20, 2007, from : http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/hall9.html#R9M0IZ5ZK

United States House of Representatives

Preceded by
John Bullock Clark
Member of the U.S

Heber Springs School District

Heber Springs School District

Location

1100 West Pine Street
Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543
United States

District information

Grades
K–12

Accreditation
Arkansas Department of Education

Schools
3[1]

District ID
0507560[1]

Students and staff

Students
1,758[1]

Teachers
128.57 (on FTE basis)[1]

Student-teacher ratio
13.67[1]

Other information

Website
www.hssd.k12.ar.us

Heber Springs School District is a public school district based in Heber Springs, Arkansas, United States. The Heber Springs School District provides early childhood, elementary and secondary education for more than 1,700 kindergarten through grade 12 students at its three facilities within Cleburne County, Arkansas. The district is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).

Contents

1 Schools

1.1 Secondary schools
1.2 Elementary schools

2 References
3 External links

Schools[edit]
Secondary schools[edit]

Heber Springs High School, serving approximately 500 students in grades 9 through 12.
Heber Springs Middle School, serving approximately 400 students in grades 6 through 8.

Elementary schools[edit]

Heber Springs Elementary School, serving approximately 800 students in kindergarten through grade 5.

References[edit]

^ a b c d e “Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Heber Springs School District”. National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Arkansas portal
Schools portal

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Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstake

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Nurses drawing “Sweepstake Tickets” at the first Ballsbridge draw, circa 1940

The Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstake was a lottery established in the Irish Free State in 1930 as the Irish Free State Hospitals’ Sweepstake to finance hospitals. It is generally referred to as the Irish Sweepstake, frequently abbreviated to Irish Sweeps or Irish Sweep. The Public Charitable Hospitals (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1930 was the act that established the lottery; as this act expired in 1934, in accordance with its terms, the Public Hospitals Acts were the legislative basis for the scheme thereafter. The main organisers were Richard Duggan, Captain Spencer Freeman and Joe McGrath. Duggan was a well known Dublin bookmaker who had organised a number of sweepstakes in the decade prior to setting up the Hospitals’ Sweepstake. Captain Freeman was a Welsh-born engineer and former captain in the British Army. After the Constitution of Ireland was enacted in 1937 the name Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstake was adopted.

Contents

1 History

1.1 In the United Kingdom and North America

2 Cultural references
3 Photographs
4 References
5 Further reading

History[edit]
The sweepstake was established because there was a need for investment in hospitals and medical services and the public finances were unable to meet this expense at the time. As the population of Ireland was unable to raise sufficient funds, because of its low population, a significant amount of the funds were raised in the United Kingdom and United States, often among the emigrant Irish. Potentially winning tickets were drawn from rotating drums, usually by nurses in uniform. Each such ticket was assigned to a horse expected to run in one of several horse races, including the Cambridgeshire Handicap, Derby and Grand National.[1] Tickets that drew the favourite horses thus stood a higher likelihood of winning and a series of winning horses had to be chosen on the accumulator system, allowing for enormous prizes.

F. F. Warren, the engineer who designed the mixing drums from which sweepstake tickets were drawn

The original sweepstake draws were held at The Mansion House, Dublin on 19 May 1939 under the supervision of the Chief Commissioner of Police, and were mo

Myrtle Station, Ontario

Myrtle Station

Unincorporated community

Coordinates: 44°00′30″N 78°57′54″W / 44.00833°N 78.96500°W / 44.00833; -78.96500

Country
Canada

Province
Ontario

Regional municipality
Durham

Town
Whitby

Time zone
EST (UTC-5)

 • Summer (DST)
EDT (UTC-4)

Forward sortation area
L0B 1A0

Area code(s)
905 and 289

NTS Map
031D02

GNBC Code
FDLLA

Myrtle Station is a community in the Town of Whitby, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.
Myrtle Station is located approximately one kilometre north of the community of Myrtle. In 1884, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) built a rail line between Toronto and Montreal through the area. A railway station was constructed and the community that grew in the vicinity was known as Myrtle Station. The community was originally part of Whitby Township and became part of the Town of Whitby when the two municipalities amalgamated in 1968. From 1994 until 2004 Myrtle Station hosted the annual Grasstock music and arts festival.
The CPR line remains, but now ends in Havelock.
References[edit]

Commemorating 100 Years of Peace, Plenty, Progress in the County of Ontario. 1955.

External links[edit]

Historic Photos of Myrtle Station, Ontario at Whitby Public Library and Archives Digital Collection
Myrtle Station at Geographical Names of Canada

Coordinates: 44°00′30″N 78°57′54″W / 44.00833°N 78.96500°W / 44.00833; -78.96500

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Grmeč

Grmeč

Železnjik, one of the peaks of Grmeč

Highest point

Elevation
1,605 m (5,266 ft)

Coordinates
44°40′N 16°27′E / 44.67°N 16.45°E / 44.67; 16.45Coordinates: 44°40′N 16°27′E / 44.67°N 16.45°E / 44.67; 16.45

Geography

Grmeč

Location in BiH

Location
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Parent range
Dinaric Alps

Grmeč (Cyrillic: Грмеч) is a mountain in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is more than 60 kilometres long, stretching between the city of Bihać and the town of Ključ. The highest peak of Grmeč is Crni vrh (“Black Peak”) at 1,605 metres (5,266 ft) above sea level.[1] Grmeč is surrounded by the city of Bihać and towns Bosanski Petrovac, Ključ, Sanski Most, and Bosanska Krupa.
Grmeč is the best-known place of bullfights in the Balkans. They are called the Corrida of Grmeč (Grmečka korida) and have been organised on every first Sunday in August for over 200 years, attracting thousands of visitors. These are fights between bulls themselves and there is no death of a bull. Fights happen in an empty field. The Corrida of Grmeč was depicted by the sculptor Slobodan Pejić.[2] The sculpture of two bulls in a fight, made in bronze in 2004, has been compared to a confrontation of the oppressor and the oppressed or of the Bosnian people and the Austrian Emperor.[3]
See also[edit]

List of mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina

References[edit]

^ “Statistical Yearbook of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” (PDF). Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Office of Statistics. 2009. p. 28. 
^ “Bullfights of Grmec”. Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
^ (Slovene) Vanda Mušič (ed). Bassin, Aleksander. Kokot, Staša. Slobodan Pejić. Self-published by Vanda Mušič Chapman. 2007. ISBN 978-961-245-325-1.

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Emund Eriksson

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Emund Eriksson

King of Sweden

Reign
970

House
House of Munsö

Religion
Pagan

Emund Eriksson (?- c. 970), (English: Edmund), was a Swedish king of disputed historicity. According to Adam of Bremen, Emund was allied with Harold Bluetooth. Adam of Bremen only gives Eric the Victorious as successor to Emund, but he does not tell how they were related. He may very well have been the brother of Björn (III) Eriksson, who the Norse sagas name as the father of Eric the Victorious. This would have been in accordance with the Germanic system of co-rulership (Diarchy) in which two brothers were elected kings, and which was evidently used by the Swedes.
See also[edit]

Early Swedish History

Emund Eriksson
House of Munsö

Preceded by
Erik Ringsson
Semi-legendary king of Sweden
Succeeded by
The last incumbent

Wymondham (disambiguation)

Wymondham may refer to:

Wymondham, Norfolk
Wymondham, Leicestershire
Wymondham College

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Candles (album)

Candles

Studio album by Heatwave

Released
November 21, 1980

Recorded
1980

Genre
R&B, Funk

Label
GTO (UK)
Epic (US)

Producer
James Guthrie, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.

Heatwave chronology

Hot Property
(1979)
Candles
(1981)
Current
(1982)

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source
Rating

Allmusic
[1]

Candles is the fourth album by funk-disco band Heatwave, released in 1981 on the GTO label in the UK and the Epic label in the US. It was produced by lead singer Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and James Guthrie.
The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records.

Contents

1 Track listing
2 Personnel
3 Charts

3.1 Singles

4 References
5 External links

Track listing[edit]
All tracks written by Rod Temperton, except where noted.

Side one

No.
Title
Length

1.
“Gangsters of the Groove”
4:23

2.
“Jitterbuggin'”
4:14

3.
“Party Suite”
4:56

4.
“Turn Around” (Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.)
4:56

Side two

No.
Title
Length

5.
“Posin’ ’til Closin'”
5:01

6.
“All I Am” (Lynsey de Paul, Susan Sheridan)
3:41

7.
“Dreamin’ You”
3:58

8.
“Goin’ Crazy” (Johnnie Wilder, Jr.)
5:52

9.
“Where Did I Go Wrong” (Tommy Gilliard, Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.)
4:20

2010 remastered reissue bonus tracks

No.
Title
Length

10.
“Gangsters of the Groove” (Single Version)
4:02

11.
“Jitterbuggin'” (UK Single Version)
4:00

12.
“Where Did I Go Wrong” (US Single Version)
3:46

13.
“Posin’ ’til Closin'” (UK Single Version)
3:40

14.
“Turn Around” (US Single Version)
3:46

15.
“Find Someone Like You” (B-Side)
3:58

16.
“Wack That Axe” (B-Side)
3:45

17.
“Gangsters of the Groove” (UK 12″ Remix)
5:48

18.
“Posin’ ’til Closin'” (UK 12″ Remix)
5:09

Personnel[edit]

Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead and backing vocals
J.D. Nicholas – lead and backing vocals
Keith Wilder – lead vocals
William L. Jones – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Calvin Duke – keyboards
Derek Bramble – bass
Ernest (Bilbo) Berger – drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981)
Peak
positions

UK Albums Chart[2]
29

Billboard Top LPs[3]
71

Billboard Top Soul LPs[3]
24

Singles[edit]

Year
Title
Peak chart
positions

UK
[2]
US
[3]
US
R&B
[3]

1980
“Gangsters of the Groove”
19
110
21

1981
“Where Did I Go Wrong”


74

“Jitterbuggin'”
34

“Posin’ Til Closin'”


“Turn Around”


References[edit]

^ Hanson, Amy. Candles > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
^

Ndende

Ndende may refer to the following places in Africa:

Ndendé, a town in Ngounié Province, Gabon
Ndende, Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo
Ndende, Tanzania, Tanzania
Ndende, Zambia, Zambia

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