Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929, Canadian poet, b. Fredericton, N.B. He studied at the universities of New Brunswick and Edinburgh and at Harvard. While at Harvard (1886-88) he began a friendship with Richard Hovey that later resulted in their joint publication of the series Songs from Vagabondia (1894, 1896, 1901). Carman's poetry is emotional, optimistic, and impressionistic, filled with vivid, sensuous imagery. Among his numerous volumes of verse are Behind the Arras (1895), the series Pipes of Pan (1902-5), and Echoes from Vagabondia (1912). The best of these and other poems are collected in Later Poems (1921) and Ballads and Lyrics (1923). His Talks on Poetry and Life, lectures on Canadian literature, was published in 1926.

See letters, edited by H. P. Gundy (1981); study by D. Stephens (1966).

Bliss, Sir Arthur, 1891-1975, English composer. Bliss's teachers included Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst. He was made Master of the Queen's Musick in 1953. His early works, including pieces for wordless voices, were considered avant-garde. Bliss's works include ballets, cantatas, operas such as The Olympians (1949) and Tobias and the Angel (1958), the Colour Symphony (1932), a piano concerto (1938), quintets for oboe (1927) and clarinet (1931) with strings, and a concertina for cello and orchestra (1969). His autobiography was published in 1970.
Bliss, Daniel, 1823-1916, American missionary, b. Franklin co., Vt., founder of Syrian Protestant College (now the American Univ. of Beirut) in Lebanon. He went to Syria in 1855, returning in 1862 to secure funds and a charter for the college, which was opened in 1866; he was its president until 1902. His son, Howard Sweetser Bliss, 1860-1920, b. Syria, grad. Amherst, 1882, and Union Theological Seminary, 1887, succeeded him as president and enlarged and liberalized the college.

See D. Bliss's Reminiscences (ed. by his son, 1920).

Bliss, Howard Sweetser: see Bliss, Daniel.
Bliss, Philip Paul, 1838-76, American evangelist and writer of gospel songs, b. Clearfield co., Pa. A fine baritone voice and a handsome presence aided him in his work, and his songs became tremendously popular. After the publication of his Gospel Songs (1874) he became associated with Dwight L. Moody and joined Ira D. Sankey in producing a series of songbooks called Gospel Hymns, the first of which appeared in 1875. Among his songs are "Hold the Fort," "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning," and "Jesus Loves Me."
Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930, American army officer and statesman, b. Lewisburg, Pa., grad. West Point, 1875. He was (1898) chief of staff to Gen. James H. Wilson in the Puerto Rico campaign of the Spanish-American War, served (1898-1902) as collector of customs in Cuba, and in 1902 negotiated the treaty of reciprocity between Cuba and the United States. Several important administration appointments followed in the United States and in the Philippines, and he was appointed (1917) chief of staff of the U.S. army. He helped work out the mobilization plans followed by the United States in World War I. President Wilson promoted (1917) him to the rank of general and appointed him to the Allied Supreme War Council. As a delegate at the Paris Peace Conference, Bliss urged the admission of Germany and the USSR to the League of Nations and advocated postwar disarmament.

See biography by F. Palmer (1934); study by D. F. Trask (1966).

Bliss is a city in Gooding County, Idaho, United States. The population was 275 at the 2000 census.


Bliss is located at (42.926123, -114.948697).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 275 people, 114 households, and 64 families residing in the city. The population density was 531.8 people per square mile (204.2/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 284.3/sq mi (109.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.18% White, 2.18% African American, 1.82% Native American, 12.73% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.64% of the population.

There were 114 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,313, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,731. About 11.5% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.2% of those sixty five or over.


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