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WALKER-MARTINEZ, Carlos, Chilian poet, born in Valparaiso in 1842. In September, 1865, he was studying law at the University of Chili, when war with Spain began, and he enlisted in the navy, participating in the engagement of Abtao, 7 February, 1866. In the same year he founded the literary magazine "La Republica Literaria," at the head of which he remained while he was in Chili. He was appointed in 1867 secretary of the legation in Bolivia, was graduated in law in 1868, and travelled through Europe and the United States. On his return in 1870 he was elected to congress for the department of Vallenar, and became secretary of the chamber of deputies. In 1873 he was appointed charge d'affaires of Chili in Bolivia, and in 1874 he became minister in the same republic. During the war of 1879-'80 he was president of the "Sociedad Protectora." and in 1880-'2 he was an editor of the journal "El Nuevo Ferrocarril." During the cholera epidemic of 1886-'7 he was founder and president of the Red Cross society. He is still a member of congress, where he is well known as a parliamentary orator. He has written "Paginas de viage" (Santiago, 1871); " Poesias liricas" (3 vols., 1872); " Romances Americanos " (2 vols., 1874); " Manuel Rodriguez," a historic drama in verse (1874) ; "El Proscripto" (1875); and " Diego Portales" (1877).
WALK-IN-THE-WATER, or MY-EE-RAH, Indian chief, died about 1817. He was a Huron of the Wyandot tribe, and at the beginning of the war of 1812 offered his services to General William Hull ; but they were declined, owing to the unwillingness of that officer to employ savages. He was afterward forced by circumstances to join the British at Malden, but he was instrumental in persuading several tribes to remain neutral, and in a council at that place he vindicated his course in a speech that was called by his enemies "American talk." After this Walk-in-the-Water and his associates, openly breaking with Tecumseh and the Prophet, declined to remain with the British, and deserted from General Henry Proctor at Chatham, Canada. At the battle of the Thames he offered his services, with those of sixty warriors, conditionally, to General William Henry Harrison, who declined them, and the Indians returned to Detroit river.
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