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The Works of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell
"He had the freshness of feeling which is the quality of a man of genius."-The Outlook.
Dr. Mitchell's books are
Dr. Mitchell's last novel, and, in the estimate of many, his greatest.
"A work to be classed with the greatest fiction of the English language, a work that will last for all time as a brilliant picture of American life, manners, and sentiments, at a period of the Civil War that was one of the most important in the development of our country."-Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer.
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Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker
The great novel of the American Revolution, and
The Red City
A historical novel of the second administration of Wash-
John Sherwood, Ironmaster
The life story of a master of men, told with Dr. Mitchell's vivid reality and masterly skill.
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Earlier Books by Dr. Mitchell
Constance Trescot-A Diplomatic Adventure-The Guillotine Club-The Youth of Washington-Dr. North and His FriendsCharacteristics-Circumstance-When All the Woods are GreenFar in the Forest-The Adventures of François-The Autobiography of a Quack-Roland Blake-In War Time-A Comedy of Conscience-Little Stories-Hephzibah Guinness-A Madeira Party— Prince Little Boy-The Wager and Other Poems-The Comfort of the Hills- Collected Poems.
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Beaumont, the Dramatist
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A Traveler at Forty
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The Trade of the World
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My Lady of the Chimney Corner
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William and Bill
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Just what is the Panama Canal Zone?
Panama, a Central American Republic, comprising (nearly) the Isthmus of Panama (See maps No. 69 and No. 692, Century Dictionary Atlas) proclaimed its independence on November 3, 1903. Its government was recognized by the United States on November 13, 1903, and later by other powers. By a treaty signed November 18, 1903 (ratified February 23, 1904), Panama ceded to the United States for $10,000,000 the perpetual control of a strip ten miles wide (the Canal Zone). The cities of Panama and Colon (lying within the zone) were placed under the control of the United States as regards sanitation and quarantine only; but the coastline of the zone and the outlying islands were ceded to the United States for purposes of defense. Area, 32,380 square miles. Population, 361,000. Work on the Panama Canal was organized in 1904 for the construction of| a canal of the lock type, and this type, which had been accepted by Congress in 1901, was adopted by it in 1906. The plan includes a channel from deep water on the Caribbean to Gatún, where an ascent to the 85-foot level is to be made by means of three (twin) locks, each lock being 110 feet wide and 1000 feet long; a dam at Gatún about 7700 feet long, one half mile wide at the base, 100 feet wide at the top, and 135 feet above mean tide; a lock at Pedro Miguel; and two locks at Miraflores. The lake formed by the Gatún dam is about 171 square miles in extent. The deepest part of the cut is at Culebra (41⁄2 miles long and 300 feet wide at bottom). Total length of canal, 49.72 miles.
Panama Canal Zone (Isthmian Canal Zone). A strip of territory ten miles wide, extending five miles in each direction from the central line of the canal route across the Isthmus of Panama. It begins in the Caribbean Sea "three marine miles from mean low