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Runes
Runes, The Characters Used In Writing By The Teutonic Tribes Of Northwestern Europe In Early Times. Three Classes Of Runes Are Recog Nized, Anglo-saxon, German And Scandinavian, But The Differences Of Form Which Distinguished Them Are No Wider Than The Differences Between The Alphabets Employed In Very Ancient Times By ...

Rupia
Rupia, A Skin Disease, Characterized By An Eruption Of Small Flattened And Distinct Wilt Surrounded By Inflamed Areohe, Containing A Serous, Purulent, Sanions Or Dark Bloody Fluid, And Followed By Thick, Dark-colored Scabs Over Unhealthy Ulcers. Three Varieties Of This Disease Are Described, Rupia Simplex, Rupia Promisees, And Rupia Escharotica. ...

Rural Libraries
Rural Libraries Of The Present Are Largely An Outgrowth Of The General Library Movement In The United States For The Past 40 Years. Nevertheless, Many Of These Libraries Are Due To Earlier Educational Movements. The Desire For Self-education Which Has Characterized The United States Ever Since The Colonial Period Stimulated ...

Rural And Folk Theatres
Rural And Folk Theatres. *the Little Country Theatres Of North Da Kota Not Only Illustrates The Wide Popularity Of Theatricals To-day, But Also Points To The Deep Ening Influence Of The Dramatic Arts, Almost Re Ligious In Its Intensity. The Population Of North Dakota Is Mainly Foreign And Made Up ...

Rusby
Rusby, Henry Hurd, American Botanist And Educator: B. Franklin, N. J., 26 April 1855. He Was Educated At The Westfield (mass.) State Normal School, The Centenary Collegiate Institute, Hackettstown, N. J., The College Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York, And The Medical Department Of New York University; Was Botanical Explorer ...

Rush
Rush, Benjamin, American Physician: B. Byberry, Near Philadelphia, Pa., 24 Dec, 1745; D. Philadelphia, 19 April 1813. He Was Grad Uated From Princeton In 1760, From The Univer Sity Of Edinburgh In 1768, And Became Professor Of Chemistry At The College Of Philadelphia In 1769. He Was Active In The ...

Rush Medical College
Rush Medical College, Located At Chicago, Affiliated With The University Of Chi Cago. It Is One Of The Oldest Educational Insti Tutions In The Northwest, Having Received Its Charter In 1837. The First Lectures Were Deliv Ered In 1843 And The First Building Erected In 1844; A Larger Building Was ...

Rush_2
Rush. Many Plants Growing In Moist Land Having Cylindrical Stems Are Called Rushes, Al Though Generally With A Qualifying Adjective; As The Bulrush Flowering Rush (mao Mus), Or Scouring Rush (equisetum), And Some Sedges (cyperacew). The True Rushes, How Ever, Are Members Of The Grass-like Family Juncace(e, Containing About 250 ...

Ruskin
Ruskin, John, English Critic And Author: B, London, 8 Feb. 1819; D. Coniston, Lancashire, 20 Jan. 1900. He Attended Lectures At King's College, London, Was Trained In Drawing And In 1836 Went To Oxford, Where He Became A Gentleman-commoner At Christ Church. In 1839, After Two Failures, He Won The ...

Russell
Russell, Bertrand (arthur William), English Philosopher, Mathematician And Pacifist: B. Trelleck, Monmouth, 18 May 1872. He Is A Grandson Of Lord John Russell, And The Heir Presumptive Of The Second Earl, His Brother. He Received His Education At Trinity College, Cambridge Where He Later Became Fellow And Fie E Also ...

Russell_2
Russell, John, 1st Emu. Russell, Eng Lish Statesman, Third Son Of John, 6th Duke Of Bedford: B. London, 18 Aug. 1792; D, Rich Mond Park. Surrey, 28 May 1878. He Was Educated At Edinburgh University, Where He Trained Himself To Debate At The Meetings Of The Speculative Society. In July ...

Russell_3
Russell, William, Loan, English States-• Man: B. 29 Sept. 1639; D. London, 21 July 1683. He Was Educated At Cambridge, Was Elected To Parliament For Tavistock In 1661 And Became One Of The Leaders Of °the Country Party" In 1673, Coming Forward In Opposition To The At Tempts Of The ...

Russell_4
Russell, William Eustis, American Lawyer And Political Leader : B. Cambridge, Mass., 6 Jan. 1857; D. Little Palos, Quebec, Canada, 16 July 1896. He Was Graduated From Harvard In 1877, And From The Boston Univer Sity Law School In 1879, Winning The Lawrence Prize For The Best Legal Essay. He ...

Russellville
Russellville, At. After The Defeat Of Gen. W. . Ones At Mor Ristown, Tenn. (q.v.), 10 Dec. 1 , He Was Fol Lowed By A Union Force Under Colonel Graham, And When Near Russellville, Graham Ran Into General Morgan's Cavalry Division, Which Was Foraging. Graham Was Attacked And Driven Back, ...

Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks. Rock Disintegration.— Granite Is One Of The Most Abundant And Widespread Of Igneous Rocks, And Is A Most Important Species Among The Numerous Other Primitive Rocks Of The Lithosphere. The Changes Which Take Place In It In The Process Of Its Decay Can Be Taken As Illustrative Of ...

Sir Reynolds
Reynolds, Sir Joshua, English Portrait Painter: B. Plymouth, Devonshire, 16 July 1723; D. London, 23 Feb. 1792. He Was The Son Of Rev. Samuel Reynolds, Master Of The Gram Mar School At Plympton Saint Mary, Plymouth, Who Intended Him For The Medical Profession; But Reynolds Declared Himself For Art And ...

Sir Ross
Ross, Sir John, English Arctic Explorer : B. Balsarroch, Scotland, 24 June 1777; D. Lon Don, 30 Aug. 1856. He Entered The Navy At 9 And Was Promoted Lieutenant In 1805. His First Arctic Expedition Was Made In 1818, When, V,111 Parry, He Made A Voyage In Search Of A ...

Wine Plant Rhubarb
Rhubarb, Wine Plant, Or Pie Plant, Several Species Of Perennial Herbs Of The Genus Rheum, Family Polygonacem They Are Natives Of Asia And Eastern Europe And Have Generally Very Large Radical Leaves With Thick Fleshy Petioles And Small Greenish 'or Whitish Flowers In Racemes Or Particulate Fas Cicles Which Are ...

Wisconsin
Wisconsin.- The Mean Annual Precipitation Is 31.5 Inches And Is Uniformly Distributed Over The State; At Milwaukee It Is 31 Inches. Wyoming.- It Averages 13 Inches, Ranging From 8 Inches In Some' Places To '20 Inches In The Yellowstone Park. Along The Appalachian Altitudes From New York To The Gulf ...

Year
Year Of Can Average Total 1902 1,546.101 28 43.416,029 1907 1,991,557 34 67,216,144 1912• 2,215,549 37 82,976,895 1917 2,384,76s 40 94.590.533 • • Does Not Include Cars Owned By Switching And Terminal Companies. The Foregoing Shows An Increase, For The 15 Years' Period, Of 117.87 Per Cent In Total Freight ...

The Lock Rape Of
Rape Of, The Lock, The. Pope's 'rape Of The Lock) (1714), A Mock-epic Of 814 Lines In Heroic Couplets, Remains The Most Famous And Perhaps The Most Finished Example Of Society Verse In English. The Seriocomic Genesis Of This Brilliant, Fanciful And Vivacious Poem Was The Very Pretty Social Quarrel ...