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It was one of her favorite artists, Andy Gordon.
Cosmo Gordon Lang, 1908 Next to the cathedral, the most interesting building in York is St Mary's Abbey, situated in Museum Gardens, founded for Benedictines by Alan, lord of Richmond, in 1078, its head having the rank of a mitred abbot with a seat in parliament.
Clebsch, P. Gordon, &c. The year 1868 saw a considerable enlargement of the field of operations.
For further information concerning the compatibility and independence of a system of linear equations, see Gordon, Vorlesungen fiber Invariantentheorie, Bd.
Gordon, a Dutch officer -of Scottish extraction, who commanded the garrison at Cape Town, reached the river in its middle course at the spot indicated by Sparrman and named it the Orange in honour of the prince of Orange.Advertisement
Paterson, an English traveller, reached the river in its lower course, and in 1779 Paterson and Gordon journeyed along the west coast of the colony and explored the mouth of the river.
In Dean cemetery, partly laid out on the banks of the Water of Leith, and considered the most beautiful in the city (opened 1845), were interred Lords Cockburn, Jeffrey and Rutherford; " Christopher North," Professor Aytoun, Edward Forbes the naturalist, John Goodsir the anatomist; Sir William Allan, L Sam Bough, George Paul Chalmers, the painters; George Combe, the phrenologist; Playfair, the architect; Alexander Russel, editor of the Scotsman; Sir Archibald Alison, the historian; Captain John Grant, the last survivor of the old Peninsular Gordon Highlanders; Captain Charles Gray, of the Royal Marines, writer of Scottish songs; Lieutenant John Irving, of the Franklin expedition, whose remains were sent home many years after his death by Lieut.
In 1704 John Gordon, formerly Anglican bishop of Galloway, gave to the Holy Office an account of the manner in which he had been consecrated.
Among the sculptor's principal statues are " The Bishop of Carlisle " (1895; Carlisle Cathedral), " General Charles Gordon " (Trafalgar Square, London), " Oliver Cromwell " (Westminster), " Dean Colet " (a bronze group - early Italianate in feeling - outside St Paul's School, Hammersmith), " King Alfred " (a colossal memorial for Winchester), the " Gladstone Monument " (in the Strand, London) and " Dr Mandell Creighton, Bishop of London " (bronze, erected in St Paul's Cathedral).
A more important work, the Practica seu lilium medicinae, of Bernard Gordon, a Scottish professor at Montpellier (written in the year 1307), was more widely spread, being translated into French and Hebrew, and printed in several editions.Advertisement
Among other missionary labours of his later years, he helped the Free Church mission on Lake Nyassa, travelled to Syria to inspect a mission at Lebanon, and assisted Lady Aberdeen and Lord Polwarth to establish the Gordon Memorial Mission in Natal.
The circumstances of General Gordon's untimely death awoke an outburst of indignation against those who were, or seemed to be, responsible for it.
It was founded towards the end of the 18th century by the duke of Gordon, in the hope of its.
General Gordon, who succeeded Baker, and who had Dr Emin Bey (afterwards Emin Pasha) as lieutenant, attempted through Colonel Charles Chaille Long, in 1874, not only to annex Unyoro but also Buganda to the Egyptian dominions, and thoroughly established Egyptian control on Albert Nyanza.
Meanwhile the Zanzibar Arabs had reached Buganda in everincreasing numbers as traders; but many of them were earnest 1 The letter was entrusted to Linant de Bellefonds, a Belgian in the Egyptian service, who had been sent to Buganda by Gordon.Advertisement
Of these Sir Hercules Robinson and Sir Arthur Gordon had but brief reigns; Sir Arthur Gordon quitted the colony in June 1882.
Sir Arthur Gordon differed from his ministers - Hall and Atkinson - on their native policy.
Greeley was now asked by James Gordon Bennett to go into partnership with him in starting The Herald.
See Peter Cunningham, The Story of Nell Gwyn, edited by Gordon Goodwin (1903); Waldron's edition of John Downes's Roscius Anglicanus (1789); Osmund Airy, Charles II.
Already, on the 5th of February, General Gordon had landed and entrenched himself on the hill of Munychia, near the ancient Piraeus, and the efforts of the Turks to dislodge him had failed, mainly owing to the fire of the steamer "Karteria" commanded by Captain Hastings.Advertisement
There are also the statue to Sir Redmond Barry, first chancellor of the university, outside the public library; the Gordon statue in Spring Street, a replica of that in Trafalgar Square, London, and a statue of Daniel O'Connell, outside St Patrick's cathedral.
Before Sir Charles Warren reached Africa, Sir Thomas Upington, the Cape premier, and Sir Gordon Sprigg, the treasurer-general, went to Bechuanaland and arranged a " settlement " which would have left the Boer filibusters in possession, but the imperial government refused to take notice of this " settlement."
The hill on which it stood was renamed the Ladyhill, and on the scanty ruins of the castle now stands a monument to the 5th duke of Gordon, consisting of a column surmounted by a statue.
General Gordon is quoted as having stated that the Sudan if properly settled would be capable of feeding the whole of Europe.
Near this spot, on the 17th of January 1885, a British force marching to the relief of General Gordon at Khartum was attacked by the Mahdists, who were repulsed.Advertisement
His successors, Patrick Gordon and George Thomas, under the proprietorship of John, Thomas and Richard Penn, continued Keith's popular policy of issuing a plentiful paper currency; but with Thomas the assembly renewed its old struggle, refusing to grant him a salary or supplies because of his efforts to force the colony into supporting the Spanish War.
General Gordon, who succeeded Baker, established posts at Masindi and Mruli.
Nanking, "the Southern Capital," was the seat of the Chinese court until the beginning of the 15th century, and it was the headquarters of the T'ai-p'ing rebels from 1853, when they took the city by assault, to 1864, when its garrison yielded to Colonel Gordon's army.
Mills, Gordon Hall and James Richards, three students at Williams College, Massachusetts, formed themselves into a mission band which ultimately became the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (June 1810), an organization which, like the London Mission, originally undenominational and still catholic, has become practically Congregational.
On the 3rd of May Lady Jane Gordon, who had become countess of Bothwell on the 22nd of February of the year preceding, obtained, on the ground of her husband's infidelities, a separation which, however, would not under the old laws of Catholic Scotland have left him free to marry again; on the 7th, accordingly, the necessary divorce was pronounced, after two days' session, by a clerical tribunal which ten days before had received from the queen a special commission to give judgment on a plea of somewhat apocryphal consanguinity alleged by Bothwell as the ground of an action for divorce against his wife.
Andreas Gordon (1712-1751) of Erfurt, a Scotch Benedictine monk, first used a glass cylinder in place of a sphere.
There is a good portrait of Baxter in the Williams library, Gordon Square, London.
Wadi Haifa is a general designation including the native village of that name, the camp, founded by the British in 1884 as their base in the operations for the relief of General Gordon, and the civil cantonment established at the same time.
On the opposite (west) bank of the Nile is the village of Metemma, whence there is a caravan route across the Bayuda Desert to the Merawi (Merowe) by Jebel Barkal; this was the route followed by the desert column under Sir Herbert Stewart in 1884 in the Gordon relief expedition.
In the autumn of 1884, when a British expedition went up the Nile to endeavour to relieve the heroic Gordon, besieged in Khartum, the Egyptians did remarkably good work on the line of communication from Assiut to Korti, a distance of 800 m., and the training and experience thus gained were of great value in all subsequent operations.
A striking picture of the condition of the people at this period is given by Lady Duff Gordon in Last Letters from Egypt.
The efforts made to extricate the garrisons, including the mission of General Gordon, the fall of Khartum, and the Nile Expedition under Lord Wolseley, are described below separately in the section of this article dealing with the military operations.
In 1865 Suakin and Massawa were assigned to Egyptian rule by the sultan, and in 1870 Sir Samuel Baker proceeded up the Nile to the conquest of the Equatorial provinces, of which General Gordon was appointed governorgeneral in 1874.
In the same year Darfur and Harrar were annexed, and in 1877 Gordon became governor-general of the Sudan, where, with the valuable assistance of Gessi Pasha, he labored to destroy the slave trade and to establish just government.
On the 4th of January 1884 SirE; Baring was directed to insist upon the policy of evacuation, and on the 18th General Gordon left London to assist in its execution.
General Gordon, questioned on the point, telegraphed from Khartum, on tl,e 7th of March, that he might be cut off by a rising at Shendi, adding, I think it, therefore, most important to follow up the success near Suakin by sending a small force to Berber.
It resulted only in heavy slaughter of the tribesmen, which afforded no direct or indirect aid to General Gordon or to the policy of evacuation.
The question now is, how to get General Gordon and Colonel Stewart away from Khartum..
Under present circumstances, I think an effort should be made to help General Gordon from Suakin, if it is at all a possible military operation.
A telegram from General Gordon, received at Cairo on the x9th of April, stated that We have provisions for five months and are hemmed in...
The foreign office and General Gordon appeared to be somewhat at cross purposes.
Gordon advised at this time that it would be dangerous.
On the gth of March General Gordon proposed, if the immediate evacuation of Khartum is determined upon irrespective of outlying towns, to send down.
On the I3th of March Lord Granville gave full power to General Gordon to evacuate Khartum and save that garrison by conducting it himself to Berber without delay, and expressed a hope that he would not resign his commission.
Sir Henry Gordon, however, question who was in personal communication with Mr Glad- of route.
A letter from Gordon, dated the 4th of November and received on the 17th of November, stated that his steamers would await the expedition at Metemma, and added, We can hold out forty days with ease; after that it will be difficult.
Khartum had been taken and General Gordon killed on the morning of the 26th of January 1885, having thus held out thirty-four days beyond the date when he had expected the end.
The failure of the operations in the Sudan had been absolute and complete, and the reason is to be sought in a total misconception of the situation, which caused vacillation and delay, and in the choice of a route by which, having regard to the date of the decision, the relief of General Gordon and Khartum was impossible.
In October 1886 Wad en Nejumi, the amir who had defeated Hicks Pasha in Kordofan three years before, and led the assault at Khartum when General Gordon.
At the close of 1884 he resumed office as first commissioner of works with a seat in the cabinet, and his adherence carried with it a distinct accession of strength to the Liberal ministry, which was much discredited by the tragedy attached to the fate of Gordon.
A passing admiration for a Miss Gordon is supposed to have suggested the " Blumine " of Sartor Resartus; but he made no new friendships, and when Irving left at the end of 1818 Carlyle also resigned his post.
While Mary was arranging a marriage between Bothwell and the late Huntly's daughter, Lady Jane Gordon, Darnley intrigued with Lord Ruthven and George Douglas, a bastard kinsman of Morton, for the murder of Riccio, and for his own acquisition of the crown matrimonial.
The castle of Edinburgh was surrendered by Gordon, and Balcarres was put in that prison where, according to legend, he was visited by the wraith of Dundee, on the night of the battle of Killiecrankie.
The property formerly belonged to the Farquharsons of Inverey, from whom it was acquired by Sir Robert Gordon, whose trustees disposed of the lease in 1848 to the prince consort, by whom the whole estate was purchased in 1852 and bequeathed to Queen Victoria.
Among various charitable institutions are the National Sailors' Home and the Gordon Boys' and Victoria Seaside Orphanages.
The most complete and elaborate experiments are those of Morin, published in his Notions fondamentales de mcanique, and republished in Britain iii the works of Moseley and Gordon.
Feeling soon spread to England, and culminated in the Gordon riots of 1780.
Here a tablet indicates the spot in the old palace where General Gordon fell.
In front of the southern facade, which looks on to Khedive Avenue, is a bronze statue of General Gordon seated on a camel, a copy of the statue by Onslow Ford at Chatham, England.
Government offices and private villas are on either side of the palace, and beyond, on the east, are the Sudan Club, the military hospital, and the Gordon Memorial College.
Running south from Khedive Avenue at the spot where the Gordon statue stands, is Victoria Avenue, leading to Abbas Square, in the centre of which is the great mosque with two minarets.
The history of the city is intimately bound up with that of the Sudan generally, but it may be recalled here that in 1884, at the time of the Mandist rising, General Gordon was sent to Khartum to arrange for the evacuation by the Egyptians of the Sudan.
Khartum was captured and Gordon killed on the 26th of January 1885, two days before the arrival off the town of a small British relief force, which withdrew on seeing the city in the hands of the enemy.
Three years later he visited it again with an expedition which had Gordon, Bellew, Chapman, Trotter, Biddulph and Stoliczka as members, and afterwards published a detailed report upon the scientific results of the mission.
This came to him in the following year, when General Charles George Gordon, who had recently succeeded Sir Samuel Baker as governor of the equatorial provinces of Egypt, invited Schnitzer, who was now known as "Emin Effendi," to join him at Lado on the upper Nile.
Although nominally Gordon's medical officer, Emin was soon entrusted with political missions of some importance to Uganda and Unyoro.
He proved an energetic and enterprising governor; indeed, his enterprise on more than one occasion brought him into conflict with Gordon, who eventually decided to remove Emin to Suakin.
Before the change could be effected, however, Gordon resigned his post in the Sudan, and his successor revoked the order.
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The berg is crowned by three great granite boulders, known as the Paarl, Britannia and Gordon Rock.
Gordon, who succeeded him in 1874, abandoned the station on account of its unhealthy site, removing to Lado.
Gordon, governor-general of the Sudan, was now ordered to go and make peace with John, but the king had moved south with his army, intending to punish Menelek for having raided Gondar whilst he, John, was engaged with the Egyptians.
In 1879 Gordon was sent on a fresh mission to John on behalf of Egypt; but he was treated with scant courtesy, and was obliged to leave the country without achieving anything permanent.
The division of the archipelago to the south of Beagle Channel includes the islands of Hoste, Navarin, Gordon, Londonderry, Stewart, Wollaston and numerous islets, disposed in triangular form with the base on Beagle Channel and the apex at the rocky headland of Cape Horn.
There are statues of George IV., Napier, Havelock and Gordon.
Gordon they formed the Garden of Eden.
It was Forster who, when appealing to the government at the time of Gordon's danger at Khartum, spoke of Mr Gladstone as able "to persuade most people of most things, and himself of almost anything," and though the phrase was much resented by Mr Gladstone's entourage, the truth that underlay it may be taken as representing the very converse of his own character.
Gordon (the explorer of the Orange river), who commanded the Dutch forces at the Cape, chagrined by the occupation of the country by the British, committed suicide.
In 1886 Sir Gordon Sprigg succeeded Sir Thomas Upington as prime minister.
In 1890 Sir Gordon Sprigg, the premier of the colony, resigned, and a Rhodes government was formed.
Prior to the formation of this ministry (see table at end of article), and while Sir Gordon Sprigg was still in office, Mr Hofmeyr approached Rhodes and offered to put him in office as a Bond nominee.
On the 29th of December 1895 Dr Jameson made his famous raid into the Transvaal, and Rhodes's complicity in this movement compelled him to resign the premiership of Cape Colony in January 1896, the vacant post being taken by Sir Gordon Sprigg.
On the 28th of August Sir Gordon Sprigg in the House of Assembly moved the adjournment of the debate, to discuss the removal of arms to the Free State.
Sir Gordon Sprigg, who after a political crisis of considerable delicacy, succeeded Mr Schreiner and for the fourth time became prime minister, was able to pass the Bill with the co-operation of Mr Schreiner and his section.
Moreover, in the autumn of 1902 Sir Gordon Sprigg, the prime minister, nominally the leader of the Progressives, sought to maintain his position by securing the support of the Bond party in parliament.
There were returned 69 members of the South African party, 33 Unionists and 5 Independents, among them the ex-premiers Sir Gordon Sprigg and Mr Schreiner.
Sir Gordon Sprigg, four times premier, was associated with the Cape parliament from 1873 to 1904, and was once more elected to that assembly in 1908.
Robert Gordon's College in Schoolhill was founded in 1729 by Robert Gordon of Straloch and further endowed in 1816 by Alexander Simpson of Collyhill.
Originally devoted (as Gordon's Hospital) to the instruction and maintenance of the sons of poor burgesses of guild and trade in the city, it was reorganized in 1881 as a day and night school for secondary and technical education, and has since been unusually successful.
James took the offer, gave him the hand of his kinswoman Catherine Gordon, daughter of the earl of Huntly, and took him forth for a raid into Northumberland (1496).
Anxious as Gladstones ministry was to restrict the sphere of its responsibilities, it was compelled to send an expedition to relieve General Gordon; and Lord Wolseley, who was appointed to the command, decided on moving up the Nile to his relief.
And before it reached its goal, Khartum was forced to surrender, and General Gordon and his few faithful followers were murdered (January 1885).
In the north, the murder of Gordon was still unavenged; and the vast territory known as the Sudan had escaped from the control of Egypt.
He died on the 27th of August of the same year, at Gordon House, Isleworth, Middlesex.
On the 25th of July, with General Winfield Scott, he fought a hotly contested, but indecisive, battle with the British under General Gordon Drummond (1 7 7 1-18 J4) at Lundy's Lane, where he was twice wounded.
To say "Majuba" and "Gordon" recalls its deepest hurts, but not all of them; and it may be that a pained and angry people, looking back, saw in the man whom they lately displaced more than they had ever seen before.
It was in this .connexion that General Gordon assumed the command of the Chinese force, which under his direction gave a reality to the boastful title of "ever-victorious army" it had assumed under the two American adventurers Ward and Burgevine.
To Shanghai the successful operations of Gordon brought temporarily disastrous consequences.
Gordon, who established a separate administration for the Bahr-el-Ghazal.
With the aid of Fialin and Eleonore Gordon, a singer, who is supposed to have been his mistress, and with the co-operation of certain officers, such as Colonel Vaudrey, an old soldier of the Empire, commanding the 4th regiment of artillery, and Lieutenant Laity, he tried to bring about a revolt of the garrison of Strassburg (October 30, 1836).
He aided in suppressing the Gordon riots of 1780.
The Gordon College at Khartum trains teachers and judges in the Mahommedan courts and has annexed to it a secondary school.
Scientific and medical subjects are dealt with in the Reports of the Wellcome Research Laboratories, Gordon College, Khartum.
Gordon took up the same post.
Gordon made strenuous efforts towards crushing the slave trade, but their endeavours were largely thwarted by the inaction of the authorities at Khartum.
Under Gordon the Upper Nile region as far as the borders of Uganda came effectively under Egyptian control, though the power of the government extended on the east little beyond the banks of the rivers.
In February 1877, under pressure from the British and Egyptian governments, he went to Cairo, where Gordon he.
He replaced at Khartum Ismail Pasha Eyoub, a Turk made governor-general in 1873, who had thwarted as much as he dared all Gordon's efforts to reform.
Gordon remained in the Sudan until August 1879.
In 1877 Gordon suppressed a revolt in Darfur and received the submission of Suliman Zobeir (a son of Zobeir Pasha), who was at the head of a gang of slave-traders on the Bahr-el-Ghazal frontier.
In 1878 there was further trouble in Darfur and also in Kordofan, and Gordon visited both these provinces, breaking up many companies of slave-hunters.
The crushing of Suliman was entrusted by Gordon to Romolo Gessi (1831-1881), an Italian who had previously served under Gordon.
When Gordon left the Sudan he was succeeded at Khartum by Raouf Pasha, under whom all the old abuses of the Egyptian administration were revived.
Gordon's instructions, based largely on his own suggestions, were not wholly consistent; they contemplated vaguely the establishment of some form of stable government on the surrender of Egyptian authority, and among the documents with which he was furnished was a firman creating him governorgeneral of the Sudan.
The material for forming a judgment will be found in Gordon's Journals (1885), Morley's Life of Gladstone (1903), Fitzrnaurice's Life of Granville (1905),(1905), and Cromer's Modern Egypt (1908).
As the only means of preserving authority at Khartum (and thus securing the peaceful withdrawal of the garrison) Gordon repeatedly telegraphed to Cairo asking that Zobeir Pasha might be sent to him, his intention being to hand over to Zobeir the government of the country.
Zobeir (q.v.), a Sudanese Arab, was probably the one man who could have withstood successfully the Mandi_ Owing to Zobeir's notoriety as a slave-raider Gordon's request was refused.
From this time the energies of Gordon were devoted to the defence of that town.
It started too late to achieve its object, and on the 25th of January 1885 Khartum was captured by the Mandi and Gordon killed.
Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstown used one as a stable in the rebellion of 1745; weapons of prehistoric man were found in another, and the roof of a third is carved with ornaments and emblems of early Celtic art.
The estate of Gordonstown, close by, was founded by Sir Robert Gordon (1580-1656), historian of the Sutherland family, and grandfather of the baronet who, because of his inventions and scientific attainments, was known locally as "Sir Robert the Warlock" (1647-1704).
It need only be added that General Gordon was besieged at Khartum by the mandi and was killed there when the town was captured by the mandists on the 25th-26th of January 1885.
Gordon and obtained his promise, subject to the approval of the British government, to enter the Belgian service on the Congo.
Three years later Leopold claimed fulfilment of the promise, and Gordon was about to proceed to the Congo when the British government required his services for the Sudan.
Proceeding northward along the west coast the most conspicuous headlands are Rocky Point, Point Hibbs and Cape Sorell, which stands at the entrance of Macquarie Harbour, the deep inlet receiving the waters of the river Gordon King's I.
The King and Gordon gain Macquarie Harbour; the Davey and Spring, Port Davey.
Gordon, Royal Artillery, was born at Woolwich on the 28th of January 1833.
The Crimean War broke out shortly afterwards, and Gordon was ordered on active service, and landed at Balaklava on the 1st of January 1855.
After peace with Russia had been concluded, Gordon was attached to an international commission appointed to delimit the new boundary, as fixed by treaty, between Russia and Turkey in Bessarabia; and on the conclusion of this work he was ordered to Asia Minor on similar duty, with reference to the eastern boundary between the two countries.
While so employed Gordon took the opportunity to make himself well acquainted with the geography and people of Armenia, and the knowledge of dealing with eastern nations then gained was of great use to him in after life.
But his stay in England was brief, for in 1860 war was declared against China, and Gordon was ordered out there, arriving at Tientsin in September.
Staveley selected Gordon, who had been made a brevet-major in December 1862 for his previous services, and the nomination was approved by the British government.
In March 1863 Gordon proceeded to Sungkiang to take command of the force, which had received the name of " The Ever-Victorious Army," an encouraging though somewhat exaggerated title, considering its previous history.
The relief was successfully accomplished, and the operation established Gordon in the confidence of his troops.
Gordon then marched through the country, seizing town after town from the rebels until at length the great city of Suchow was invested by his army and a body of Chinese imperialist troops.
The city was taken on the 29th of November, and after its capture Gordon had a serious dispute with Li Hung Chang, as the latter had beheaded certain of the rebel leaders whose lives the former had promised to spare if they surrendered.
This action, though not opposed to Chinese ethics, was so opposed to Gordon's ideas of honour that he withdrew his force from Suchow and remained inactive at Quinsan until February 5864.
This was a good example of one of Gordon's marked characteristics, that, though a man of strong personal feelings, he was always prepared to subdue them for the public benefit.
This fell in May, when Gordon returned to Quinsan and disbanded his force.
The suppression of this serious movement was undoubtedly due in great part to the skill and energy of Gordon, who had shown remarkable qualities as a leader of men.
He wished to give him a large sum of money, but this Gordon refused.
Henceforth he was often familiarly spoken of as " Chinese " Gordon.
Gordon was appointed on his return to England Commanding Royal Engineer at Gravesend, where he was employed in superintending the erection of forts for the defence of the Thames.
During 1872 Gordon was sent to inspect the British military cemeteries in the Crimea, and when passing through Constantinople on his return to Galatz he made the acquaintance of Nubar Pasha, prime minister of Egypt, who sounded him as to whether he would take service under the khedive.
To understand the object of the appointment which Gordon accepted in Egypt, it is necessary to give a few facts with reference to the Sudan.
It was to succeed Baker as governor of the equatorial regions that the khedive asked for Gordon's services, having come to the conclusion that the latter was the most likely person to bring the affair to a satisfactory conclusion.
After a short stay in Cairo, Gordon proceeded to Khartum by way of Suakin and Berber, a route which he ever afterwards regarded as the best mode of access to the Sudan.
Gordon remained in the equatorial provinces until October 1876, and then returned to Cairo.
The river and Lake Albert were mapped by Gordon and his staff, and he devoted himself with wonted energy to improving the condition of the people.
Greater results might have been obtained but for the fact that Khartum and the whole of the Sudan north of the Sobat were in the hands of an Egyptian governor, independent of Gordon, and not too well disposed towards his proposals for diminishing the slave trade.
On arriving in Cairo Gordon informed the khedive of his reasons for not wishing to return to the Sudan, but did not definitely resign the appointment of governor of the equatorial provinces.
Ismail Pasha, feeling, no doubt, that Gordon's resignation would injure his prestige, wrote to him saying that he had promised to return, and that he expected him to keep his word.
Upon this Gordon, to whom the keeping of a promise was a sacred duty, decided to return to Cairo, but gave an assurance to some friends that he would not go back to the Sudan unless he was appointed governor-general of the entire country.
One of the most important questions which Gordon had to take up on his appointment was the state of the political relations between Egypt and Abyssinia, which had been in an unsatisfactory condition for some years.
Matters then remained quiet until March 1877, when Gordon proceeded to Massawa to endeavour to make peace with King John.
Gordon, with his usual powers of diplomacy, persuaded Michael to remain quiet, and wrote to the king proposing terms of peace.
Gordon, seeing that the Abyssinian difficulty could wait for a few months, proceeded to Khartum.
In the meantime an insurrection had broken out in Darfur, and Gordon proceeded to that province to relieve the Egyptian garrisons, which were considerably stronger than the force he had available, the insurgents also being far more numerous than his little army.
This bold move, which probably no one but Gordon would have attempted, proved quite successful, as part of the insurgents joined him, and the remainder retreated to the south.
The relief of the Egyptian garrisons was successfully accomplished, and Gordon visited the provinces of Berber and Dongola, whence he had again to return to the Abyssinian frontier to treat with King John.
But no satisfactory settlement was arrived at, and Gordon came back to Khartum in January 1878.
Gordon accepted the post on these terms, but the consuls-general of the different powers refused to agree to the constitution of the commission, and it fell to the ground, as the khedive was not strong enough to carry his point.
The attempt of the latter to utilize Gordon as a counterpoise to the European financiers having failed, Ismail fell into the hands of his creditors, and was deposed by the sultan in the following year in favour of his son Tewfik.
After the conclusion of the financial episode, Gordon proceeded to the province of Harrar, south of Abyssinia, and, finding the administration in a bad condition, dismissed Raouf Pasha, the governor.
This put an end to the revolt, and Gordon went back to Khartum.
Gordon had an interesting interview with the king, but was not able to do much, as the king wanted great concessions from Egypt, and the khedive's instructions were that nothing material was to be conceded.
The matter ended by Gordon being made a prisoner and sent back to Massawa.
In March 1880 Gordon visited the king of the Belgians at Brussels, and King Leopold suggested that he should at some future date take charge of the Congo Free State.
In May the marquess of Ripon, who had been given the post of governorgeneral of India, asked Gordon to go with him as private secretary.
The latter refused to do so, and Gordon accompanied him to India, but definitely resigned his post on Lord Ripon's staff shortly afterwards.
Gordon proceeded to Peking and used all his influence in favour of peace.
Gordon returned to England, and in April 1881 exchanged with a brother officer, who had been ordered to Mauritius as Commanding Royal Engineer, but who for family reasons was unable to accept the appointment.
Gordon sailed at once for the Cape, and saw the governor, Sir Hercules Robinson, Mr Thos.
After a few months, which were spent in reorganizing the colonial forces, Gordon was requested to go up to Basutoland to try to arrange a settlement with the chief Masupha, one of the most powerful of the Basuto leaders.
This not only placed Gordon in a position of danger, but was regarded by him as an act of treachery.
That Gordon's views were correct is proved by the fact that a few years later Basutoland was separated from Cape Colony and placed directly under the imperial government.
After his return to England from the Cape, being unemployed, Gordon decided to go to Palestine, a country he had long desired to visit.
To understand the reasons for this, it is necessary briefly to recapitulate the course of events in that country since Gordon had left it in 1879.
After his resignation of the post of governor-general, Raouf Pasha, an official of the ordinary type, who, as already mentioned, had been dismissed by Gordon for misgovernment in 1878, was appointed to succeed him.
As Raouf was instructed to increase the receipts and diminish the expenditure, the system of government naturally reverted to the old methods, which Gordon had endeavoured to improve.
The British government then asked General Gordon to proceed to Khartum to report on the best method of carrying out the evacuation.
Sir Evelyn Baring (Lord Cromer) was, however, at first opposed to Gordon's appointment.
Gordon at once commenced the task of sending the women and children and the sick and wounded to Egypt, and about two thousand five hundred had been removed before the mandi's forces closed upon Khartum.
This request was made on the very day Gordon reached Khartum, and was in accordance with a similar proposal he had made when at Cairo.
Gordon telegraphed to Sir Evelyn Baring urging that the road from Suakin to Berber should be opened by a small force.
In April General Graham and his forces were withdrawn from Suakin, and Gordon and the Sudan were seemingly abandoned to their fate.
Had it not been for the presence of Gordon the city would also soon have fallen, but with an energy and skill that were almost miraculous, he so organized the defence that Khartum held out until January 1885.
When it is remembered that Gordon was of a different nationality and religion to the garrison and population, that he had only one British officer to assist him, and that the town was badly fortified and insufficiently provided with food, it is just to say that the defence of Khartum is one of the most remarkable episodes in military history.
The siege commenced on the 18th of March, but it was not until August that the British government under the pressure of public opinion decided to take steps to relieve Gordon.
After some severe fighting in which the leader of the column, Sir Herbert Stewart, was mortally wounded, the force reached the river on the 10th of January, and the following day four steamers, which had been sent down by Gordon to meet the British advance, and which had been waiting for them for four months, reported to Sir Charles Wilson, who had taken command after Sir Herbert Stewart was wounded.
On the 24th Wilson started with two of the steamers for Khartum, but on arriving there on the 28th he found that the place had been captured by the rebels and Gordon killed two days before.
Gordon himself expected the town to fall before the end of December, and it is really difficult to understand how he succeeded in holding out until the 26th of January.
Gordon was not an author, but he wrote many short memoranda on subjects that interested him, and a considerable number of these have been utilized, especially in the work by his brother, Sir Henry Gordon, entitled Events in the Life of Charles George Gordon, from its Beginning to its End.
Lord Cromer's criticism, it should be remembered, does not deal with Gordon's career as a whole but solely with his last mission to the Sudan; Lord Morley's is a more general judgment.
I am not now dealing with General Gordon's character, which was in many respects noble, or with his military defence of Khartoum, which was heroic, but with the political conduct of his mission, and from this point of view I have no hesitation in saying that General Gordon cannot be considered to have tried to do his duty unless a very strained and mistaken view be taken of what his duty was..
As a matter of public morality I cannot think that General Gordon's process of reasoning is defensible..
I do not think that it can be held that General Gordon made any serious effort to carry out the main ends of British and Egyptian policy in the Sudan.
In fact, except personal courage, great fertility in military resource, a lively though sometimes ill-directed repugnance to injustice, oppression and meanness of every description, and a considerable power of acquiring influence over those, necessarily limited in numbers, with whom he was brought into personal contact, General Gordon does not appear to have possessed any of the qualities which would have fitted him to undertake the difficult task he had in hand."
Besides government offices the public buildings include hospitals, and a branch of the Gordon College of Khartum.
I finally searched the identity record in the US Copyright Office records for Andy Gordon and Yancey Giddon.
The dispute culminated in the assassination of General Gordon at Khartoum.
While Gordon Brown spouts platitudes about the challenge from the Far East, taxes in Britain are already rising to a 24-year high.
Adam Gordon - Tuesday 16 May, 2006 I was very impressed with the speed of delivery and the value you offer.
A search was undertaken and we were delighted to announce the appointment of Gordon Stuart as our new Finance Director.
Rogan Josh 25 Nov 2005 Gordon Brown has created a whole new industry for the country - the IHT avoidance industry.
At the Persephone Lunch on 3 July the distinguished biographer Lyndall Gordon talked about Katherine Mansfield.
And that on top of Gordon Brown withdrawing the council tax subsidy he introduced as an election bribe last year.
The SNP will not increase tax - but we will not be bought by Gordon Brown's penny tax bribe.
Gordon Brown's five tests are really no great bulwark against membership.
Gordon still loves playing with everyone, but it has become less physical, and his hair is now getting quite bushy.
Going home that evening, Gordon is knocked down by a treacle lorry and ends up in intensive care.
According to Simon Jenkins in the Times, Gordon Brown and I sit at the heart of a " vast cobweb " of targets.
The winger coasted in at the corner and Gordon Ross ' touchline conversion completed the perfect start.
The G90 is a variant in the Gordon Smith range of the standard model but with offset cutaways and a more contoured body.
Despite the almost deafening roar of chickens coming home to roost in the numbers, Gordon Brown did not say sorry.
Gordon and his muppets at the BoE seem to be in complete and utter denial.
Pensioners say council tax particularly hits them Pensioners groups have angrily denounced Gordon Brown for failing to repeat last year's council tax rebate.
To make matters worse Gordon Brown has introduced direct disincentives to save.
Caroline snuggled against Gordon's shoulder and gradually grew drowsy in the twilight.
In the June 1997, Gordon Brown, the new Labor chancellor, increased the escalator to 6% per annum.
These different worries drifted around their minds until Gordon gave a startled exclamation.
Words and Music Gordon Bull You have to be an ardent fan of these two BBC comedies to appreciate the stage versions properly.
Gordon and Sylvia Hallam many new fanciers fail to give themselves a real chance of success.
Conservatives have laid the blame for the latest tax credits fiasco firmly at the door of Chancellor Gordon Brown.
With the news john hartson is staying Gordon feels he has enough firepower for the CL.
Your guide is a small invisible gnome called Gordon.
Much thought to have more professional says alan Gordon even more poorly.
Gordon followed whose specials and.
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I fail to believe that a badger called lizard (the greatest) could beat my rabbit flash Gordon!
Way they do Bloch phil Gordon in a row.
Someone else at share whenever i hellmuth ivey Gordon.
It was an embarassing moment to Priest Gordon. 'Sit doon, ye gowk.
Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke has lobbed a hand grenade into the fragile peace with a brutal, personal attack on Chancellor Gordon Brown.
Malcolm 27 Nov 2005 The only thing unaffordable in the Turner Pension Report is Gordon, the modern day highwayman.
He saved from Robinson, watched Earnie fire just wide then react smartly to touch a Gordon 30 yard howitzer over the bar.
It is simply inconceivable that Gordon Brown should be allowed to become Prime Minister.
By now Alan, Gordon and Virgil were indulging in a round of pushing and shoving each other whilst trading insults.
Unlike most islanders, Gordon doesn't hate the snakes.
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Friends of the Earth has written to Gordon Brown, today, urging him to back calls for a Europe-wide tax on aviation kerosene.
Gordon screamed in agony from his busted forearm, smashed kneecap, and broken wrist.
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Gordon, or someone very near him, has led him to retrospectively order the skinny latte he drank this morning.
He appeared to know very little about Mr Gordon, and had taken up no references.
Activities include face painting, cake decorating, windmill making, lucky dip and visits from cartoon favorite Gordon the Garden Gnome.
Sitting at the G8 finance ministers meeting in Moscow, Gordon Brown said nothing about the campaign he had led to disaster.
A Chou En Lai verdict on Gordon Brown Samuel Brittan The Financial Times 22/07/05 Is Gordon Brown's supposed economic miracle based on sand?
Gordon had clean a queen or considering that motocross.
A woman who was far too plump to be swinging through trees thrust a large enamel mug into Gordon's hands.
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This is one of a number of cases of ' mistaken identity ' investigated by Gordon Skadberg in his detailed notes to the CD.
In his recent Budget, Chancellor Gordon Brown offered a one-off £ 200 refund to pensioners.
City poured forward looking for an equalizer, but despite Gordon looking pacey they couldn't breakthrough.
Is Gordon Brown the Labor leader to dispel such pessimism?
Gordon also mentions that frozen water supply pipes were a problem.
Gordon Alan Saxe, MD, PhD Keep self reflecting and stay playful!
The new Constitution does not, however, provide for any such moves and Gordon Brown's violent reaction is somewhat premature.
You have to remember that Gordon Ramsay is his own best publicist.
Gordon Young swam ashore with a line, two lifejackets and a waterproof VHF radio and secured the line around a rock.
A dip in a river or a walk in the pouring rain will do wonders for a Gordon coat.
It's not surprising Gordon Brown is calling for wage restraint from public sector workers.
This proliferation makes rather risible the Guardian's expressions of expletive fatigue in relation to Gordon Ramsay's television appearances.
Gordon Hanks gave a talk on the control of basal rot at an HDC Narcissus Seminar in Spalding.
Chinese Gordon became more famous as a martyred warrior saint by his death at Khartoum.
Lickey and Gordon (1991) provide a clear and detailed description of the difficulties and uncertainties involved in diagnosing schizophrenia.
He also visited his old schoolmaster Gordon King at St Margaret's Bay.
When even senior Labor backbenchers have begun to recognize this, so should Gordon.
Portillo is too smarmy for me, I quite like Gordon Brown.
When you die Gordon steals 40% in IHT to finance his vote buying spree.
Our current housemaster of Coke House, Mr Gordon Cardew, also retires this summer.
This was eventually superceded by the present CD library, which includes a rich jazz collection, the bequest of Gordon Turner.
At the 1985 AGM Gordon Wilkinson gave us our first taste of CD sound with Neville Marriner's recording of the Beethoven Eroica symphony.
To experience this check out the highly syncopated Gordon Duncan composition ' Pressed For Time ' .
To save his client from the gallows, Mr Gordon's defense counsel changed tack by calling evidence to show he was insane.
It will be public work as Gordon tanner legal cvi groundbreaking ceremony feb.
The global economy will not tolerate high tax systems of the kind Gordon Brown is building.
Gordon Brown started talking tough this week about standing up to the unions over pensions.
Most recently, Gordon impressed Rocks coaches at the team's open tryout in Glasgow.
This is the second CD from The Jime, who hail from Denmark and are led by vocalist, guitarist and producer Vince Gordon.
The opening voice-over from an impressive Hugh Grant are distinctly Hornby, not as pensive as Rob Gordon's High Fidelity soliloquies, .. .
He was always ready to protect the rights of conscience, whether they were claimed by Dissenters or Catholics, and the popular fury which led to the destruction of his house during the Gordon riots was mainly due to the fact that a Catholic priest, who was accused of saying Mass, had escaped the penal laws by his charge to the jury.
It included, besides Hearne's Ductor historicus and the successive volumes of the Universal History, which was then in course of publication, Littlebury's Herodotus, Spelman's Xenophon, Gordon's Tacitus, an anonymous translation of Procopius; "many crude lumps of Speed, Rapin, Mezeray, Davila, Machiavel, Father Paul, Bower, &c., were hastily gulped.
The principal authorities for Montrose's career are Wishart's Res gestae, eec. (Amsterdam, 5647); Patrick Gordon's Short Abridgment of Britane's Distemper (Spalding Club); and the comprehensive work of Napier, Memorials of Montrose, is abundantly documented, containing Montrose's poetry, in which is included his celebrated lyric "My dear and only love."
Venality and the extortion of the tax-gatherer flourished anew after the departure of Gordon, while the feebleness of his successors inspired in the Baggara a contempt for the authority which prohibited them pursuing their most lucrative traffic. When Mahommed Ahmed (q.v.), a Dongolese, proclaimed himself the long-looked-for Mandi (guide) of Islam, he found most of his original followers among the grossly superstitious villagers of Kordofan, to whom he preached universal equality and a community of goods, while denouncing the Turks 2 as unworthy Moslems on whom God would execute judgment.
Of course you have read about the "Gordon Memorial College," which the English people are to erect at Khartoum.
Gordon handed the last punnet of raspberries to Jo.
On becoming an MP, he worked closely with Gordon Brown on plans and ideas to rectify what he thought were serious weaknesses.
Nearly one year ago Sandy Gordon and his lovely redheaded second wife Natalie attend the Macy 's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
It 's not surprising Gordon Brown is calling for wage restraint from public sector workers.
This proliferation makes rather risible the Guardian 's expressions of expletive fatigue in relation to Gordon Ramsay 's television appearances.
He also visited his old schoolmaster Gordon King at St Margaret 's Bay.
Gordon drives Thunderbird 4 down into the depths and quickly locates the seawater intake.
Gordon Ramsey, two Michelin starred restaurant serving classic French cuisine.
Gordon Brown 's stealthy taxes can put an indebted family on the wrong side of Micawber 's rule of finance.
Chancellor Gordon Brown 's April 2000 budget suggests that may be changing.
At the 1985 AGM Gordon Wilkinson gave us our first taste of CD sound with Neville Marriner 's recording of the Beethoven Eroica symphony.
To experience this check out the highly syncopated Gordon Duncan composition ' Pressed For Time '.
To save his client from the gallows, Mr Gordon 's defense counsel changed tack by calling evidence to show he was insane.
It will be public work as gordon tanner legal cvi groundbreaking ceremony feb.
Gordon et al. reports tritium beta efficiencies of 27% for devices having large 1mm 2 pixels.
Most recently, Gordon impressed Rocks coaches at the team 's open tryout in Glasgow.
Gordon 's is soon offering ' Snake & pygmy pie and chips ' for tuppence ha'penny.
Could Tony have had an ulterior motive - to allow the Tories time to gather strength to take on Gordon?
Gordon Brown, being not an unintelligent man, must surely know this.
His father is bringing round an old upright piano for Gordon.
Gordon Brown, meanwhile, will inherit the electoral equivalent of Enron share certificates, out-smarted by a more venal, less principled operator.
Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Charles Kennedy, and inevitably John Prescott all waded into the fray.
Gordon, who had been sent to withdraw Egyptian troops, wrestled with the problem.
The Gordon twins' birthday party was even more rambunctious than I could have imagined.
If Helen Hunt wants to name her daughter Makena'lei Gordon, who's going to stop her?
His son, William MacKay Low, married Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon.
Most famously known as the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, the Wayne Gordon House was built in 1818 by Savannah Mayor James Moore Wayne.
Graduation poems by Nicolas Gordon is a downloadable Adobe PDF file of a book filled with lovely commencement poems.
At a time of life when most people are having fun at the beach, Brad is rubbing elbows with the likes of Price Cobb and Jeff Gordon and focusing on his racing career.
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Brad Coleman looked up to racing greats, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He explains, "The maturity with which they have both handled their success has really been an inspiration to me."
Taking on a more historic role, Kiefer played real life gunslinger Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock in Young Guns and Young Guns II which costarred Estevez.
The reality show Hell's Kitchen thrust Gordon Ramsay into the spotlight as the tough-as-nails chef who put wannabes through their paces to gain the top spot and their own restaurant.
Gordon Ramsay brought in viewers with his prickly ways and the popular Fox show launched the careers of some well-deserving chefs.
The restaurant will be located inside of the London NYC Hotel, and will be called (simply enough) Gordon Ramsay at The London.
Yep, he's got one of those too - the best-selling Gordon Ramsay Makes it Easy.
Gordon Ramsay's potty mouth has the Australian parliament telling him to get out of the kitchen.
Those Apple managers were William Hawkins III, William Gordon and Tom Mott.
Half-Life 2 plants you back in the shoes of Gordon Freeman, scientist extraordinaire.
The graphics and audio are fantastic and work beautifully in creating an atmosphere that successfully envelopes you into the world of Gordon Freeman.
Once again, you play Gordon Freeman, the scientist from the original Half-life that saved the world from an alien invasion.
Once again, you play Gordon Freeman who previously saved the world from alien invasion.
Half Life 2 - Gordon Freeman returns in one of the most impressive first person shooters to date.