Waushara, a central county of Wisconsin, drained by Fox, White, and Pine rivers; area, 648 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 11,279; in 1875, 11,523. The surface is undulating and partly covered with a heavy growth of good timber, much of which is exported. The soil is fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 201,743 bushels of wheat, 64,200 of rye, 143,099 of Indian corn, 166,383 of oats, 21,951 of buckwheat, 91,391 of potatoes, 321,706 lbs. of butter, 42,769 of wool, and 13,394 tons of hay. There were 1,978 horses, 10,790 cattle, 11,771 sheep, and 3,954 swine; 5 flour mills, and 9 saw mills. Capital, Wautoma.


See Light, Sound, and Tides.

Wax Myrtle

See Bayberry.


See Finch.

Waywode (Slav Voi Or Woy War, And Vodit Or Wodzic, To Lead)

Waywode (Slav Voi Or Woy War, And Vodit Or Wodzic, To Lead), a title formerly borne in Slavic countries by military leaders, who were also frequently governors of provinces, hence, as in Poland, called waywodeships. The governors of Moldavia and Wallachia, in the earlier history of those countries called way wodes, afterward took the Greek title despota, and finally the Slavic hospodar. The title waywode (Hun. vajda) was also in use in Hungary and Transylvania; and Serb Woiwodina (Serb Waywodeship) was the name of a division of Austria established by Francis Joseph in 1849, and abolished in 1860. It included the Banat and the county of Bács.


See Vireo.


Weakley, a N. W. county of Tennessee, bordering on Kentucky, drained by tributaries of the Obion river; area, about 550 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 20,755, of whom 3,899 were colored. The surface is nearly level, and the soil fertile. It is intersected by the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 136,298 bushels of wheat, 279,544 of Indian corn, 5,933 of Irish and 10,282 of sweet potatoes, 258,295 lbs. of butter, 20,056 of wool, and 2,599,590 of tobacco. There were 3,914 horses, 2,673 mules and asses, 4,062 milch cows, 4,913 other cattle, 13,034 sheep, and 38,935 swine; 4 flour mills, 1 cotton mill, and 10 saw mills. Capital, Dresden.


See Mechanics, vol. xi., p. 328.

Wednesday (Anglo-Saxon Wodnesdceg)

Wednesday (Anglo-Saxon Wodnesdceg), the fourth day of the week, named from Woden (A. S.) or Odin, the principal god of Scandinavian mythology.

Weentx, Or Weeninx, Jan Baptist

Weentx, Or Weeninx, Jan Baptist, called the Old, a Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam in 1621, died near Utrecht in 1660. He was instructed by Abraham Bloomaert and Nicholas Moojaert, spent four years in Italy, and was especially distinguished for his pictures of Italian seaports with architectural accessories, embarkations, etc, but excelled also in history, landscapes, portraits, and animals. - His son, Jan the Younger (1644-1719), excelled in dead game and hunting scenes, and painted also landscapes, animals, flowers, and fruit.


Wegefarth, an unorganized N. W. county of Texas, in the "panhandle;" area, 3,600 sq. m. It is drained by the forks of Red river. The W. part is hilly; the rest consists of undulating prairies.