DAWSON, Ga., city and county-seat of Terrell County, on the Central of Georgia and the Seaboard Air Line railroads, 95 miles south west of Macon. It has oil, lumber aid grist mills and is the centre of a cotton and fruit growing district. It contains a Carnegie library. It was settled in 1855 and incorporated the following year. It is governed by a mayor, elected biennially, and a board of aldermen under a charter of 1891. It owns the water plant and electric-lighting system. Pop. 3,827.
DAX, daks, a town in department of Landes, southwestern France, on the left bank of the Adour 32 miles northeast of Bayonne by rail. It consists of the town proper, sur rounded by old ramparts partly Roman, and of a suburb called Sablar, on the opposite side of the river and communicating with it by a bridge. The principal edifices are the high church, once a cathedral, the bishop's palace, now occupied as public offices, the communal college, and a handsome thermal establishment. There are various ancient Roman remains. Its chief attraction is its warm sulphur springs, which have temperatures varying from 86° to 166° .F., were much frequented by the Romans, and are still in great repute. Its old name was Aqua Tarbellicse. Pop. 11,387.
DAY, Arthur Louis, American physicist; b. Brookfield, Mass., 30 Oct. 1869. He was graduated at Yale in 1892, and was instructor in physics there in 1894-97. He was a member of the scientific staff of the Physikalisch Technische Reichsanstalt at Charlottenburg, Germany, 1897-1900, and physical geologist of the United States Geological Survey 1900-06, and in the latter year was appointed director of the geophysical laboratory of the Carnegie Institution at Washington. He is member of several learned societies, and has written many papers upon physical and geophysical investiga tions at high temperatures in German and American scientific journals.
DAY, Benjamin Franklin, American naval officer: b. Plymouth, Ohio, 16 Jan. 1841. He was graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1862. During the Civil War he served with the West Gulf (1862-64) and North Atlantic (1864-65) blockading squadrons, and attained the rank of lieutenant commander in 1866. In 1876 he became commander, in
1891 captain, in 1899 rear-admiral, and was re tired from the service in 1900. From 1897 to 1900 he was a member of the Naval Examining and Retiring boards.
DAY, George Edward, American theo logian: b. Pittsfield, Mass., 1816; d. New Haven, Conn., 2 July 1905. He was graduated at Yale iri 1833 and in 1838 at the Yale Divin ity School, where he became assistant instructor in sacred literature. From 1840 to 1851 he was pastor of churches in Marlboro •and Northampton, Mass.; from 1851 to 1866 he occupied the chair of biblical literature in Lane Theological Seminary; and then that of Hebrew and biblical theology in Yale Divinity School, where he founded in 1891 the Historical Library of Foreign Missions. From 1863 to 1871 her was editor of the Theological Eclectic (after ward merged in the Bibliotheca Sacra) and, besides contributions to periodicals, published a translation of the 'Theology of the New Tecta merit> of Van Oosterzee (1871) ; an American edition (1883) of Oehler's (Theology of the Old Testament); and other works.
DAY, Holman Francis, American journal ist and author: b. Vassalboro, Me., 6 Nova 1865, He was graduated at Colby College in 1887 and entering journalism the year after,. has since been editorially connected with various journals. He has contributed extensively to periodicals and is the author of three volumes of popular verse, 'Up in Maine' (1900) ; 'Pine Tree Ballads' (1902) ; 'Kin o' Ktaadn) (1904); also of novels, 'Squire Phin) (1905), dramatized as The Circus Man,' produced Chicago (1909) ; 'The Rainy Day Railroad War' (1906); 'The Eagle Badge' (1907); 'King Spruce' (1908); 'The Ramrodders' (1909); 'The Skipper and the Skipped' (1911); 'The Red Lane' (1912) ' - 'The Land loper) (1915); 'Blow the Man Down' (1916); 'Along Came Ruth,' a play, produced (1914) by Henry W. Savage. .