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Wampum
Wampum, Wi'on'pina ( From Algonquian Icompi, White). A Name Adopted From The New England Tribes To Designate The Aboriginal Shell Beads (see Shell Money) Used Everywhere East Of The Mississippi For Dress Ornamentation, For Weaving Into Symbolic Belts. And As A Currency Medium. The Beads Were Of Two Colors, White ...

Wapiti
Wapiti (from Free Indian, Wapitik, White Deer). A Large North American Deer (('errus Conadensis), Closely To The European Reel Deer (see Deer ) , But Considerably Exceeding It In Size, Being Five Feet In Height At The Shoulder And Sometimes Weighing 1000 Pounds. It Is A Native Of North America, ...

Wapping Old Stairs
Wapping Old Stairs. An English Song, Of A Sailor And His Sweetheart, By John Percy, Written In The Latter Part Of The Eighteenth Century And Sung To An Old English Air. The Last Stanza Was Added By James Powell. War. All Definitions Of War, In The Sense Of International Law. ...

War Game
War Game. An Imaginary Military Tion Conducted Upon A Map With Movable Pieces To Represent The Contending Forces. A Battle Or A Campaign, A Sea Fight Or An Attack On A Tress, May Be Represented. The W Game. Or Kriegsspiel, Was Invented By Herr Von Iteisswitz And Elaborated By His ...

Warbler
Warbler (from Warble, From Of. Werblcr, From .11110, *ircrbelen, Ger. U••irbrin, To Warble, Whirl, Turn, Frequentative Of Shig., Ger. Trerbcn, 011g. Trerbo», To Turn, Twist, As. Htreorfan, Goth. Turairban, To Turn, Move; Perhaps Con Nected With Gk. Kapranta6s, Karpalimos, Swift). A Small Song-bird; Properly One Of Either Of Two Passerine ...

Warburton
Warburton, Willtam (1(198-1779). An English Prelate And Author• Lie Was Born At Newark And Was Educated At The School Of His Na Tivp Town, And A Ftprwank At Thlhhalll In Butland Shire, Which He Left In The Year 1714, Returning Home To Pursue The Profession Of His Father, Who Had ...

Ward
Ward, Mrs. Hitmritry, Maiden Name Augusta Arnold 0851-1. An English Novel Ist, Granddaughter Of Dr. Thomas Arnold (q.v.), The Famous Head Master Of And A Niece Of Matthew Arnold (q.v.), The Poet And She Was Born At Hobart, In Tasmania. June Ii. 1851. Her Father, Becoming A Roman Catholic, Returned ...

Warehouseman
Warehouseman. One Engaged In The Business Of Receiving And Storing Goods And Mer Chandise For Compensation. The United States Supreme Court Has Held That The Business Of Warehousemen May Under Special Circumstances Become Affected With A Public Use And Thus Be Come A Public Calling Subject To Regulation By State ...

Warehousing System
Warehousing System. A Plan For Permitting The Importer Or Manufacturer Of Goods Which Are Subject To Customs Or Excise Duties To Postpone The Payment Of Such Duties Until Withdrawal Of The Goods For Consumption. Such Goods Must Be Dellosited In Warehouses, Either Public Or Private, Hut Undo• The Super Vision ...

Warham
Warham, War'mn, William An English Churchman And Statesman. Ile Was Born At Malshaneer, Hampshire; Was Educated At Winchester College, And New College, Ox Ford, And Then Went To London, Where He Ticed As An Advocate And Whence He Was Sent On Numerous Diplomatic Missions To Italy And The Low Countries ...

Warning Coloration
Warning Coloration. Certain Ani Mals Are Protected From The Attacks Of Other Kinds By Secreting A Repugnant Fluid Which Is Either Ejected From Special Repugnatorial Glands Or Which, In The Ease Of Insects. Gives Them A Bad Taste. So That They Are Not Eaten By Monkeys, Birds. Lizards, Or By ...

Warranty Of
Warranty (of. Warantie, Parantie. From Irarantir, Guarantir, Varantir, Fr. Garantir, To -warrant, From 1)1" Iraranf, Flagrant, Gara»t, War Rant, Protector). In Law, An Assurance Of A Fact Coupled With An Agreement, Expressed Or Im Plied, To Indemnify The Promisee For All Damage He May Suffer If The Fact Prove Not ...

Warren
Warren, Flouverneur Kemble 1830-92). An American Soldier, Born At Cold Spring. N. Y. Ile Graduated At West Point In 1850, And Took Part As Chief Topographical Engineer In The Sioux Expedition Of 1855 And Participated In The Action Of Blue Water. From 1859 To 1861 He Was Assist Ant Professor ...

Warren_2
Warren, .tosern (17-11-75) . An American Patriot, Born At Roxbury, Mass., June 11. 1711. Lle Graduated At In 1759. Then Served For A Brief Period As Master Of The Roxbury Grain Mar School, Studied Me:heine Under Dr. James Lloyd, And Became A Physician In Boston In 1764. In The Early ...

Warsaw
Warsaw. The Capital Of The 14ivernment Of Warsaw, In Russian Poland. Formerly Tire Capital Of The Kingdom Of Poland. It Is Bean Wilily Situated On A Gently Undulating. Fertile Plain, For The Most Part On The Left Bank Of The Navigable Vistula, On A Eliliy Terrace 100 Feet High. It ...

Warship
Warship. A Vessel Armed And Equipped For Purposes Of War. All Fully Efficient Fighting Ships Are Designed And Built As Such, The Char Acteristics Of A Warship And A Merchant Vessel Be Ing So Different That It Is Impossible To Trans Form The Latter Into An Efficient Fighting Craft. Warships ...

Wart As
Wart (as. Treacle, 011u. Learza, Ger. War:.', Wart; Perhaps Connected With As. Tecarre, Lat. Verruca. Wart, Skt. Crih, To Grow, Or With ((church Slay. Rredfi. Eruption. Goth. Usuirts, Obu. War; Ger. Thus:, As. Iryrt, Eng. Wort, Weed, And Ultimately With Eng. Root). An Ex Crescence Of The Skin Due To ...

Wartburg
Wartburg. A Castle Near Eisenach In Saxe-weimar, Connally, Situated On A Hill 5(15 Feet Above The Town. (see Eusesacit.) It Was Begun About 1070 And Till The Year 1247 It. Was The Residence Of The Landgraves Of Thuringia. Attaining Its Greatest Splendor Under Hermann 1. (1190-1217). Who Was A Noted ...

Washburn Cadw A Llader
Washburn. Cadw A Llader Cc:11.1)en ( Is I S 82). An American Soldier, Political Leader, And Capitalist. Born At Livermore, Maine. In 1839 He Removed To Iowa And Later To Illinois, Where He Studied Law. In 1842 He Began Practice At Mineral Point, Wis. He Entered Into Partnership \yid' Cyrus ...

Washington
Washington. The Capital City Of The United States; Conterminous With The District Of Columbia (q.v.), A Territory Of 60 Square Miles (excluding 9.25 Square Miles Of Water), Under The Exclusive Jurisdiction Of Congress. It Is Situated 011 The Northeastern Shore Of The Potomac River, About 100 Miles From Its Mouth, ...

Washington
Washington, Gronnt; (173.2-99). Com Mnande•-in-chief Of The• Continental Forces In The War Of The American Ilevolution, And First Presi De•nt Of The United States. Ile Was Horn In \vest• Inlireland County, Va., Near The Confluence Of Bridges' Creek And The Potomac Inver, February 22, 1732, And Was The Oldest Son ...

Washington University
Washington University. An Un Sectarian Institution At Saint Louis, Mo.. Char Tered In 1853 As Eliot Seminary, In Honor Of Rev. William G. Eliot, Of Saint Louis, In Deference To Whose Wishes, However, The Name Was Changed To Washington Institute. Its First Educational Work Under The Charter Was The Opening ...

Washington_2
Washington, Booken Taliaferro (the Child Of A Mulatto Slave And Of A White Man) (c.1858—). An American Negro Educator, Born Near Male's Ford, Franklin County, Va. Ire Was A Plantation Slave, After The Civil War Removed To Malden, W. Va., Was There Employed In A Salt Furnace, And Later In ...

Wasp As
Wasp (as. Mwsp, Ohg. Ircfsa, M1111. Wefsc, Wespe, Ger. Thew, Wasp; Connected With Lat. Respa, Obret. Gnohi, Ochurch Slay. Rose, Wasp. Lith. Vapsa, Gadfly). Any Insect Of The Hymenopterous Superfamilies Vespoidea And Spbecoidea, Most Of The Former Being Known As 'social' Wasps, And Of The Latter As 'solitary' Wasps. All ...

Watch As
Watch (as. Wwece, From U.(recan, (recall, To Watch, Wake: Connected With Goth. Leakan. 0i10. Irahhrp, Ger. Waehen, To Watch, Lat. Riyil, Watchful, Wakeful, Rigere, To Be Lively, Skt. To Rouse). A Small, Portable Ma Chine For Measuring Time. The Parent Of The Watch, As Of The Other Modern Timekeepers, Was ...

Water Analyses And Their
Water Analyses And Their Interpretation. As An Aid To The Study Of The Quality Of Water Recourse Is Had To An Inspection Of The Drainage Area And All Possible Sources Of Pollution, And To Physical. Chemical, And Biological Examina Tions Of Samples Of The Water. The Physical Ex Aminations Involve ...

Water Beetle
Water-beetle. Any Beetle Which Lives In Or Upon The Water; More Specifically. One Of The True Water-beetles Or 'water-tigers' Of The Family Dytiscithe. They Live In The Water Both As Larva> And As Adults, Although They Are Prob Ably Modified Terrestrial Insects Resembling The Ground-beetles Of The Family Carabi&e. The ...

Water Color Paintingaqua
Water - Color Painting (aqua Belle). The Process Of Painting By Means Of Colors Mixed With Water And Some Adhesive, As Gum Or Size, Instead Of Oil. The Term Is Now Gen Erally Used For Such Painting Upon Paper Whkh Shows Through As A Ground. It Differs From Gouache Painting, ...

Water Meters
Water Meters. Instruments Used To Measure And Automatically Record The Quantity Of Water Or Other Liquid Flowing Through Pipes. They Arc Divided Into Three General Classes Known As The Positive, Inferential, And Proportional. The Positive Meter Measures The Actual Volume Of Water Passing Through Pipes With Which It Is Connected. ...

Water Power
Water Power. A Term Used By En Gineers To Define The Power Obtained Or Capable Of Being Obtained From Water By Its Fall From A Higher To A Lower Level: Also, More Specifically, The Term Applied To A Fall In A Stream Which Is Used Or Is Capable Of Being ...

Water Rights
Water Rights. A General Expression To Describe The Legal Power Of Using Or Of Control Hug The Use Of The Water Of Flowing Streams, Ponds, Lakes, And Of The Sea. These Rights Are Numerous And Varied In Character, But May Be Generally Classified As ( I) Natural Rights, (2) Easements, ...

Water Supply
Water Supply. Water For Irrigation, Navigation, Water-works, And Other Industrial And Domestic Purposes, Derived Primarily From The Rainfall And Secondarily From Running Streams And Lakes, Or Ssurface Water; And From Springs, Wells, Tunnels, And Infiltration Galleries Or Under Ground Sources. The Quality Of Water Supplied For Irrigation, Water Power, And ...

Water Wheel
Water Wheel. A Wheel For Utilizing The Weight Of Falling Water To Perform Mechanical Work. (see Water Power.) The Term Water Wheel Is Properly Applied To All Hydraulic Motors; That Rotate, But It Has Come To Be Re Stricted To Wheels Which Act Mainly By The Weight Of Water That ...

Waterbury
Waterbury, W;l'tar-bi•r-1. A City In New Haven County, Conn., 33 Miles Southwest Of Hart Ford, On The Naugatuck River, And On The New York, New Haven And Hartford Railroad (map: Connecticut, C' 3). It Is Attractively Situated. There Are Three Parks: The Green, Hamilton Forest, And South. Riverside Ceme Tery ...

Waterloo
Waterloo. Napoleon Inspected The Position Of Both Armies After Midnight, And Between Seven And Eight O'clock On The Morning Of June 18th He Saw That His Adversary Was Order Ing His Army In Line Of Battle. The Rain, Which Had Continued All Night, Ceased About Eight O'clock, And Before Nine ...

Watermelon
Watermelon. An Annual Vine, Citrullus Vulgaris, Of The Natural Order Cueurbitacew, Native Of Tropical Africa, And Extensively Culti Vated In Warm Climates, Particularly In South Ern Russia And In The United States, Where More Than 200,000 Acres, Especially In Texas, Georgia, And Missouri, Are Annually Devoted To It. The Refreshing ...

Watersnake
Watersnake. A Harmless Colubrine Ser Pent Of The Genus Natrix (or Tropidonotns), Closely Related To The Garte•-snakes (q.v.). The Common Watersnake Of The United States Is Natrix Fasciata Of Cope, Who Names Six Varieties Of The Species, Of Which All Are Southern Except Variety Sipedon. This Form, Known In The ...

Waterspout
Waterspout. A Small, Rapidly Whirling Column Of Air, Extending From A Cloud Down To The Ocean Or Lake, And Whose Central Axis Becomes Visible As A Column Of Water Or Cloudy Vapor. In Some Regions, In Warm Weather. Waterspouts Are Of Very Frequent Occurrence. As They Fre Quently Occur In ...

Watertown
Watertown. The County-seat Of Jeffer Son County, New York, 70 Miles North By East Of Syracuse, On The Black River, And On The New York Central And Hudson River Railroad (map: New York, E 2). Among The Prominent Buildings Are The County Court House, State Armory, County Jail. Post Office, ...

Watson
Wat'son. Iiexry Brereton Marriott (1s63 —). An English Novelist, Born At Caulfield, A Suburb Of Melbourne. Australia, Where His Father Was Then Settled As A Clergyman. He Was Edu Cated At Canterbury College In Christchurch. New Zealand. Went To England In 18'85, And Soon Became A Journalist. He Is Known ...

Waves As
Waves (as. Wafian, To Wave, Fluctuate, Waver, 5111g. To Wave. Bavarian Ger. Waiben, To Waver, Totter). Wave-motions Are Of Two Kinds: One Is The Advance Of A Disturbance Into A Medium, And The Other Is Its Advance Along A Surface. Illustrations Of The Former Kind Are Given By Waves Produced ...

Wax Insect
Wax-insect. A Name For Two Or More Scale-insects, But Also Equally Applicable To Sev Eral Other Insects. Ericcrus Pela, Called By The Chinese Lah-shoo, Which Makes The So-called Chi Nese White Wax, Is Found About The Beginning Of ;lune On The Branches Of An Ash (fru.rinus Nensis) And Certain Other ...

Waxes
Waxes. A Class Of Substances Of Animal Or Vegetable Origin Containing Mainly One Or More Esters (q.v.) Composed Of Higher Monatomic Or Diatomic Alcohols And Higher Fatty Acids. Waxes Have A Somewhat Characteristic Consistence, Simi Lar To That Of Their Prototype, Beeswax, Although Some (e.g. The So-called Sperm Oil) Are ...

Waxwork
Waxwork (so Called From The Waxy Scar Let Staff Tree, Or Shrubby Bittersweet (rqaxtrns Scandens). An American Climbing Shrub Of The Natural Order Celastrann It Flour Ishes In Moat Soils From Canada To South Caro Lina, And West To South Dakota And New :mexico, Climbing 111mn Rocks And Trees To ...

Way As
Way (as. Wry, Goth. Wigs, 011g. Wee, Ger. 'weg, Way; Connected With Lat. Via, Road, Gk. 6xos, Ochos, Carriage, Lw). Weza, Track Of A Cart, Skt. Saps, Road, From Rah, To Carry, Convey). In Law, An Easement Or Right In A Person To Pass Over The Land Of Another. The ...

Wayland The Smith As
Wayland The Smith (as. Thaland, Itilandr, Ger. Ifietaial). A Famous Ger Manic Hero, Originally A Semi-divine Goldsmith. According To The Usual Account, He Was A Son Of The Sea-giant Wade, Who Apprenticed Him To Mimi, A Skilled Smith. He Was Then Taken Across The Sea To The Dwarf's, Whom He ...

Waziristan
Waziristan, Wa•zctp•stiin'. A Mountain Ous Region In The Northwestern Part Of India, Bordering Upon Afghanistan And Included In The Territory Between The Gomul And Toehi Rivers, Now Forming Part Of The Northwest Frontier Province. It Is Well Watered And The Higher Al Titudes Abound In Picturesque Scenery And Have A ...

Weaning
Weaning (from Wean, As. Wenian, Goth. Wunjan, Ohg. Icenjan, Wennun, Wenan, Ger. Ge Wohnen, To Accustom; Connected With Goth. Zrunan, To Enjoy, Ohg. Wini, Friend, Lat. Venus, Goddess Of Love, Skt. Ran, To Hold Dear, Wish, Win). The Substituting Of Artificial Food For Breast Milk, In The Ease Of An ...

Weasel As
Weasel (as. Iccsle, Ong. Ieisoht, Ger. Wiese!, Weasel; Of Uncertain Etymology, Perhaps Akin To Gk. Arxoupos, Ailouros, Eat, Weasel ; Pos Sibly Connected, In Allusion To Its Habitat, With 01.1g. Icisa, Ger. Wiese, Meadow•, As. Was, Mois Ture, Or, In Allusion To Its Odor, With Wesanrn, To Become Foul, Lat. ...

Weather Bureau
Weather Bureau. A Governmental Or Ganization For The Purpose Of Maintaining Regu Lar Meteorological Observations, Compiling Sta Tistics Of The Climate, Predicting Weather And Storms, River Floods, Frosts, Rain, And Such Other Atmospheric Phenomena As Affect The Welfare Of Mankind. Among Early Meteorological Services Of Importance Were Those Of The ...

Weather As
Weather (as. Urcder, 011g. Gen Wetter, Weather; Connected With Ochurch Slay. Redro, Good Weather, Redrru, Clear, Bright, Skt. To Blow). The Condition Of The Atmosphere At Any Time In Respect Of Temperature, Moisture, Precipitation, Sunshine, Wind, Electricity, Dust, Or Any Other Meteorological Element. The Study Of Weather Is Of Fundamental ...

Weaver Bird
Weaver-bird. The Popular Name For A Group Of Birds, Forming The Family Ploceidm, Very Similar To The Finches. The Name Has Reference To The Remarkable Structure Of The Nests Of These Birds, Which Are Woven In A Very Wonderful Man Ner Of Various Vegetable Substances. About 250 Species Of Ploceidw ...

Weaves
Weaves. While There Are Innumerable Ar Rangements, Called Iccares. For The Interlacing Of The Warp And Filling Threads In Weaving Various Textile Fabrics, These Arrangements Are All Based On Three Primary Weaves, Illustrated In Figs. 1, 2, And 3, Technically Called The Plain, Twill, And Satin Weaves, Respectively. Practically All ...

Weaving
Weaving (from Weave, As. Olig. Ircban, Ger. Wcbcn, To Weave; Connected With Gk. Iicpot, Hyphos, Web, Kt. Grparubhi, Wool Spinner, Spider). The Art By Which Yarns Or Threads Of Any Substance Are Interlaced So As To Form A Continuous Web, The Threads Being In Two Groups Running At Right Angles ...

Webers Law
Weber's Law. In Psychology, The Formula Expressing The Relation Of Sensation To Intensity Of Stimulus. In 1834 E. B. Weber Proposed The Theorem That The Ratio Of The Increment Of Stimulus Necessary To Give A Noticeably Different Sensation To The Original Stimulus Is Constant, Or, As He Expressed It, C, ...

Webster
Webster, Dons (c.1580-e.n35). One Of The Greatest Of English Dramatists, Best Known For His Tragedy The Duchess Of Ito Of His Life Little Has Come Down To Us. As Early As About 1601 Lie Began To Write For The Stage. Col Laborating With Tine Group Of Writer, Which In Cluded ...

Webster Ashburton Treaty
Webster-ashburton Treaty, Com Monly Called The Ashburton Treaty. A Name Given To The Treaty Concluded At Washington Be Tween The United States And Great Britain In 1842. In 1838.30 The Dispute Over The Northeast Ern Boundary Had Almost Brought 011 A War Be Tween The Two Countries, But A Conflict ...

Webster_2
Webster, No.?11 (1758-18431. An Ameri Can Lexicographer. He Was Born In Hartford, Conn. Lie Entered Yale In 1774, Served Under His Father, A Captain Of Militia, In 1777, And Then Returned To College And Graduated In 1778. From 1779 To 1781 He Taught School In Hartford And Studied Law. Hut ...

Webworm
Webworm (web, As. Web, Ohg. Weppi, Wappi, Dialectic Ger. 'webb, Ger. Grwebc, Web, From As. Wcfan, Ohg. (rebut?, Ger. «tben, To Weave; Connected With Gk. Fkpos, Hyphos, Web, Skt. Urnarabhi, Wool-spinner, Spider + Worm). Any One Of Several Lepidopterous Lame Which Spin Webs, And Either Live Gregariously In Large Colonies ...

Week As
Week (as. Mace, Visit, Goth. Trikd, 011g. Wehlia, Ger. Troche, Week; Connected With Lat. Rives. Changes. Gk. Cikrin, As. A•7ran, 0110. .frit Kan, Gee. Weichen. To Yield, Eng. Weak ) . A Subdivision Of The Month, Usually Consisting Of Seven Days. The Origin Of The Week Is Somewhat Obscure, Although ...

Weems
Weems, Mason Locke (e.1760-1825). An American Preacher And Writkir, The Author Of A Famous Biography Of George Washington. He Was A Native Of Maryland, Was Educated For The Protestant Episcopal Ministry In London, And In 1784, There Being No Bishop Of The Church Of England In America, Applied, But Without ...

Weevil As
Weevil (as. Irif El, Ohg. Weevil : Connected With As. Wcfan, Ohg. Wrhan, (ter. Ircbrn, To Weave. Gk. Tkpos, Hyphos, Wet, Skt. Iirannibhi, Wool-spinner, Spider). A Name Ap Plied To Many Of The Snout-beetles Of The Sub Order Or Series Phynchophora,:l11d Also To Species Of The Family Briwhidie Of The ...

Weights And Measures
Weights And Measures. Standards Of Magnitude, Of Weight, And Of Value Are Essen Tial For Commercial And Scientific Purposes, And The Facility With Which National And Interna Tional Intercourse Is Carried On Depends Largely Upon The Uniformity Of These Standards. Natu Rally The Units Of Measure Adopted By Primitive Peoples ...

Weimar
Weimar, Vi'miir. The Capital Of The Grand Duchy Of Saxe-weimar, Germany, Situated 50 Miles West-southwest Of Leipzig (map: Ger Many, D 3). The Quaint Old Town Lies In Agree Able Surroundings On The ]lm. The Stadtkirche, Dating From 1488, Rises In The Middle Of Weimar. It Contains Cranach The Elder's ...

Weir As
Weir (as. 'leer, Ger. Wehr, Weir, Damn, Dike; Connected With As. Werian, Goth. Warjan. Ohg. Werjan, Ger. Webren, To Guard, Protect, Skt. Rear, To Protect, Prevent, Cover). A Barrier Or Dam Thrown Across A Stream To Facilitate The Measure Ment Of Its Flow, To Raise Its Level, Or To Direct ...

Weismannism
Weismannism. The Essence Of The Doc Trines Which Were Taught By August Weismal111. And Which Differ From The More Moderate Views Of Darwin, Romanes, And Others, Is The 'all Sufficiency' Of Natural Selection; The Sweeping Denial That Use-inheritance (q.v.) Operates At All The View That Variation Is Mainly Due To ...

Weitzel
Weitzel, Vit'sel, Gornei:ey (1835-81 ). An American Soldier, Born In Cincinnati, Ohio. Lie Graduated At \vest Point In 1855, And Was As Signed To The Corps Of Engineers. In April, 1861, On The Outbreak Of The Civil War, He War 34 Sent To Aid In The Defense Of Fort Pickens, ...

Welding
Welding (from Weld, Variant Of Well, In Lluenccd By Dan. Nelde, To Boil, Front As. Weal 011g. Wallah, To Boil, Well Up). The Process By Which Certain Substances, Such As Iron And Platinum, Horn And Tortoise-shell, Are United When In A Softened State Due To Being Heated. The Welding Of ...

Well Sinking A
Well-sinking (a". Well, Icl, Well, Spring, 01-ig. ?crib', Ger. Ii!, Wave, Billow, Trout As. Weallan, T Crunun Ger. Imilcoo, To Well, Boil Op; Connected With I.ttii. Rdais, ()church Slay. Rl Finu. Wave, Billow, Lat. Voircre, Ilk. Cilycin. To Turn. Skt. Nriai, Wave). The Digging, Boring. Or Drilling Of Holes In ...

Welles
Welles, Welz, Otdeon ( 1802-78). An Meri Can Statesman. Lie Was Born In Glastonbury, Conn., And Was A Student For A Time, Without Graduating, At Norwich University. He Early Entered Polities And, As Editor.and Part Owner Of The Hartford Times From 1s26 To 1836, He Ex Erted A Powerful Influence ...

Wellington
Wellington, Ain N L R Wva.n.est.t•:v, First Duke Of (1769-1852). British General And Statesman. Ile Was The Fourth Son Of Thin-et 1\ Ellesley, First Enrl N1' \lornington, And Was Born In 1769, Probably On The 29th Of Mil, At Dublin, Though Both The Date And The Place Are Doubtful. His ...

Wenceslas
Wenceslas. Wen'ses-las. Ger. Wenzel. Vlin'tsel (1361-1419). Holy Roman Emperor From 1378 To 1400 And King Of Bohemia (as Such Wenceslas Iv.) From 1378 To 1419. He Was The Son And Successor Of The Emperor Charles Iv. At First He Tried To Restore Order In Germany And To Check The Growth ...

Wergild
Wergild, Wregild. Weregild, Or Wergeld (as.. Compensation For A Man.) A Composition By Which. According To The Custom Of The Anglo-saxons, Franks, And Other Teu Tonic Peoples. Homicide And Other Heinous (-hines Against The Person Were Expiated. There Was An Established. Progressive Rate Of Wergild. Varying At Different Times And ...

Werner
Werner, Reinhom Von 41825—). A Ger Man Admiral. Known Also As A Prolific Writer Of History, Biography. And Fiction Dealing With The Sea. Ite Was Born At Weferlittgen, Near Llagde Burg, In Prussia. And After A Number Of Years' Experienee In The Merehant Marine, In The Course Of Which He ...

Wesley
Wes'ley, Cliarles (1707-88). An English Elerp-man, Brother Of John Wesley. With Whom He Was Closely Associated. Lie Was Born At Ep Worth, The Eighteenth Child Of Samuel Wesley. At Nine Years Of Age He Entered Westminster School, From Which He Went To Christ Church, Oxford, In 1720. Here, With Some ...

Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University. The Oldest College Under The Patronage Of The Methodist Episcopal Church, Founded At Middletown. Conn., In 1831. The Campus Of 14 Acres Is Beautifully Situated On A Terrace 150 Feet Above The Con Necticut River, And Contains The Five Principal Buildings, North And South Colleges, The Me Morial ...