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very great value. It was said that he | return. His death occurred suddenly never entirely recovered from an attack from heart failure. He married, 1861, of dysentery contracted in South Africa, Miss Charters, of Belfast, but had no although he seemed in good health, family. and resumed his ordinary work on his
On the 1st, at New York, Thomas Clarke Luby, a prominent Fenian in the sixties, who in the State Trials of 1865 was sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude. On the 1st, in South Africa, of consumption, aged 37, George Lobmann, the famous Middlesex bowler. On the 1st, at Bombay, Surgeon-General Harvey, C.B., D.S.O., LL.D. Born, 1842; entered the Bengal Medical Service in 1865; served with the Bhotan, Lushai, Mirangai, and other expeditions, being several times mentioned in despatches, and was a well-known Indian sportsman. On the 2nd, aged 80, the Rev. Wm. Forster Elliott, Vicar (1858-72) of East Dulwich, which, when he was appointed, was a mere hamlet, but which grew in his lifetime to be a great suburban district. Under his auspices the Church of St. John the Evangelist was built (1865), and soon afterwards there were erected what, at the time, were the largest and best church schools in the district. From 1872-81 he was Rector of Little Chart, Kent, and from 1881-98 Incumbent of Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street. On the 2nd, at Croxteth Hall, near Liverpool, aged 34, Charles William Hylton Molyneux, fifth Earl of Shefton, from the effects of an accident in the hunting field some years previously. On the 2nd, at Davos-Platz, Clement Coke, a prominent figure in the social life of the resort, and a skilful tobogganist, being the winner of the Symonds Shield at the International Race. On the 3rd, at Hastings, Charles Lockey, in his day a famous tenor and vicar-choral, whose singing of the solos in Mendelssohn's works in the early forties was adjudged by the great composer to be incomparable. On the 4th, aged 44, E. J. W. Gibb, a distinguished Oriental scholar, and authority upon Turkish literature. He was engaged at the time of his premature death upon "A History of Ottoman Poetry," of which the first volume had been published. On the 6th, at The Close, Salisbury, aged 77, Canon the Hon. Douglas Hamilton-Gordon, third s. .of fourth Earl of Aberdeen ; m., 1851, Lady Ellen Douglas, dau. of the nineteenth Earl of Morton; Vicar of Northolt, Middlesex, 1860-80; Prebendary of Calne, in Sarum Cathedral, and Treasurer of the Cathedral, 1860; Prior of S. John's Hospital, Burcombe, 1894 ; Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, 1857"; was made Honorary Chaplain by King Edward VII. On the 7th, at Scarborough, Sir Charles Legard, eleventh Baronet, of Ganton Hall, Yorks. Born, 1846; educated at Eton; took a very active interest in local and county affairs, being Chairman of the East Riding County Council, and of various smaller local bodies. He was also Conservative M.P. for Scarborough, 1874-80. He was a well-known figure on the Turf, and a close friend of the King, when Prince of Wales. The resemblance between them at one period was so striking that one was often mistaken for the other in public places. M., 1878, Frances Emily, dau. of Francis Alexander Hamilton, of Brent Lodge, Finchley. On the 8th, Jacob Heinrich Krelage, of Haarlem, one of the most learned and distinguished botanists and horticulturists in Europe. On the 8th, Alderman W. D. Stephens, of Newcastle, a leader in the shipping and commercial affairs of the Tyne, and a well-known temperance advocate. On the 8th, Major Clement Walker-Heneage, V.C., who saw much service in the Crimea with the 8th Hussars, and in India during the Mutiny, where he won the V.C. for his distinguished part in a gallant charge at Gwalior. M., 1865, Henrietta, dau, of the late Mr. H. Vivian, of Singleton, Glamorgan. On the 9th, Dr. John Carment, a leading solicitor in Edinburgh, and a former commanding officer of the Queen's Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade. On the 9th, Herewald Craufurd Wake, C.B., b. 1828. Was in the Indian Civil Service, and won distinction in the Mutiny by a gallant defence of an improvised fort. He retired in 1860, when he received a C.B. On the 10th, aged 68, Thomas Preston, formerly Record Clerk in the Judicial Department of the Privy Council, and a well-known writer on judicature practice, as well as on some archæological and historical subjects. On the 11th, aged 82, Lieutenant-Colonel Demetrius Wyndham Grevis James, of Ightham Court, an officer whose services dated back to the campaign in the Southern Mahratta country in 1844; served also in the Kaffir War of 1851-2. On the 13th, at West Kensington, Admiral Sir George Elliot. Born 1813, and entered the Navy in 1827. In command of a brig, on the West Coast of Africa, before 1840, he captured six slavers, two of them sixty miles up the Congo. He served in the first China War, and commanded the new screw line of battleship, James Watt, in the Baltic during the Crimea. He was made an Admiral in 1870, and in 1875 Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, resigning his seat as Conservative member for Chatham to take up that post. He retired in 1877, when he was made a K.C.B. in recognition of his naval services, and of his labours in connection with many Commissions of inquiry. He published in 1885 "A Treatise on Naval Battles, and How to Fight Them.” On the 15th, aged 78, Sir James Laing, a well-known shipbuilder at Sunderland, and one of the authors of the Convention with the Suez Canal Company, on the Board of which he sat. On the 16th, at Llanstephen, South Wales, Sir Francis de Winton, G.C.M.G.. C.B., formerly Controller of the household of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Born, 1835, and after a career in the Army, during which he served in the Crimea, and in the Diplomatic Service as military attaché, was appointed by the King of the Belgians administrator of the Congo region. He was afterwards employed by his own Government in the command of an expedition against the Yonnies in West Africa, and was Secretary to the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1888. On his return to England he was sent out to Swaziland as Commissioner, to inquire into its affairs in view of the Boer acquisitions in the country, and the consequent friction and appeals by the Swazis for British protection. He was for a time Governor of the possessions of the East African Association, and became Controller of the household of the late Duke of Clarence in 1892, taking the like position on the death of the Duke in the household of the Duke of York, now Prince of Wales. On the 18th, aged 87, the Rev. George Renaud, who beld in succession many country benefices, and was at one time a well-known private tutor. He numbered Lord Rosebery, Lord Aberdeen, Lord Methuen, and other distinguished men among his pupils. On the 20th, at Pekin, William N. Pethick, an American who had a singular career as Secretary to Li Hung Chang. A work of his, “Li Hung Chang and His Times," on which several years had been spent, was left unfinished. On the 21st, Colonel Sir Henry Collett, K.C.B., a distinguished Indian officer, who had been in very many campaigns since 1855, when he entered the Bengal Army. He was twice mentioned in despatches in the Abyssinian Campaign, four times in the Afghan War, 1878-80, and again in the Karenni Expedition; commanded a brigade in the Burmese Expedition, 1886-8, and commanded the Manipur Field Force in 1891, for which service he was thanked by the Indian Government. He was also a botanist of repute, and at the time of his death was preparing a handbook on the flora of Simla. On the 22nd, Lady Lyndhurst, the second wife of the great Lord Lyndhurst, whom she survived nearly forty years. Born 1807, a dau. of Lewis Goldsmith ; she was a prominent figure in the political and social world of the first half of the century. On the 22nd, General Sir Æneas Perkins, K.C.B., Colonel Commandant of the Royal Engineers. Born 1838; saw much service in the Indian Mutiny, when he was mentioned in despatches, as he was no less than four times for services in the Afghan War of 1878-80; was closely associated with Lord Roberts, whom he accompanied on the famous march from Cabul to Kandahar; was made A.D.C. to Queen Victoria, 1881; and subsequently held high engineering and Public Works Department appointments in India. M., 1863, Janette, dau, of Werner Cathrey. On the 22nd, aged 66, Somerset Arthur Butler, fifth Earl of Carrick. Educated at Harrow ; served with the Grenadier Guards in the Crimea (medal with clasp). On the 22nd, Henry George Madan, Senior Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford ; an excellent classical scholar, and renowned epigrammatist. He was also a Fellow of the Chemical Society, and a learned writer on Chemistry and Physics. On the 23rd, at St. John's Wood, Edward Onslow Ford, the distinguished sculptor and Royal Academician. He was born in 1852, and studied at Antwerp and Munich, devoting himself to sculpture. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1875, but his first commission of importance was in 1882 for the statue of Sir Rowland Hill in the Royal Exchange. Henceforth he had no lack of lucrative commissions. Mr. Gladstone, Professor Huxley, Dr. Dale, Sir Henry Irving, Queen Victoria, are among his many subjects, and it is to him Englishmen owe the spirited Strathnairn monument in Knightsbridge, the Shelley memorial at Oxford, the Gordon, mounted on a camel, at Chatham, the Marlowe memorial at Canterbury, and the Jowett memorial at Oxford. He was elected A.R.A., 1888, and R.A., 1895. His early death was & great loss to art, and to innumerable friends who knew him to be one of the most attractive and engaging men of the day. On the 23rd, at St. Albans, Sir Henry Gilbert, the well-known agricultural chemist and collaborator with the late Sir J. B. Lawes. He was born in 1817, and as a student worked with Lawes in the laboratory of Dr. A. Todd Thomson. He studied also at Giessen, under Liebig, with the late Lord Playfair, and was for a time engaged in the chemistry of calico printing and dyeing in Manchester. In 1843, however, he began his lifelong work in agricultural chemistry with Mr. Lawes at Rothamsted, work fruitful in honours to the two experimentalists, and of large advantage to the agricultural world. M., first, 1850, a dau. of Rev. George Lawrie; second, 1855, Maria, dau, of Mr. Benjamin Smith. On the 25th, aged 84, the Rev. James Thomson, for many years Second Master in the Upper Grammar School of Christ's Hospital, and afterwards Chaplain at St. Andrew's, Compiègne. On the 25th, aged 73, Major Francis Beaumaris Bulkeley, who was conspicuous in the New Zealand wars of the sixties. On the 26th, at Edinburgh, aged 80, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, R.S.A., a painter, some of whose early work took high rank in direct competition with that of eminent artists; his subjects were mainly sacred, allegorical, or mythological, and although his style had ceased to be in fashion some years before his death, his pictures were always marked by lofty purpose, a reverent spirit, and careful workmanship, and some of them had enjoyed wide popularity. He was appointed Queen's Limner for Scotland 1865, and knighted, 1867. On the 26th, aged 48, Major Walter Boulton Spooner, Army Veterinary Department; served in Afghan War, 1879-80 (mentioned in despatches); and also in the Egyptian Expedition of 1882, and the Nile Expedition of 1884-5. On the 28th, aged 64, David Law, an eminent Scottish etcher and water-colour painter, of whom that high authority, the late Mr. P. G. Hamerton, said that he had never met with any interpretative etching more generally successful than Mr. Law's. On the 29th, at Winchester, aged 72, Major-General H. P. Montgomery, late of the King's Royal Rifles; served with distinction in the Kaffir War, 1851-3; and also saw service in China; an enthusiastic automobilist. On the 30th, Thomas Dunbar Ingram, Professor of Jurisprudence and Hindu and Mahomedan Law at the Presidency College, Calcutta; a close student of Irish affairs, and an author of various historical works on Ireland. On the 30th, aged 67, RearAdmiral Frederick William Hallowes. He had seen much service in the Crimea (medals with clasps), and in China, where he commanded a gunboat at the captures of Canton and of the Taku forts (medal with four clasps); in command of Argus successfully defended Chi-fu against 20,000 rebels; served also in the Abyssinian Expedition. On the 31st, the Very Rev. Henry Jellett, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; ordained, 1844, after successful career at Trinity College, Dublin, and spent many years of his ministry in the South of Ireland; when Archdeacon of Cloyne was also Canon of St. Patrick's, and in 1889 was elected Dean by the Chapter; was a sound theologian, an effective preacher, and a prominent figure in the representative body of the Irish Church. M., Elizabeth, dau. of the late Mr. James Morgan, of Tivoli House, Cork. At St. Louis, Missouri, aged 96, Captain John Lawson, an engineer who worked with George Stephenson, and under his direction built the first locomotive. He had made a fortune in the United States in steamship enterprises. In December, at Richmond, Quebec, aged 86, Adolphus Aylmer, seventh Baron Aylmer. He went to Canada in the thirties, when his father was Governor-General, and settled in the Dominion, where he took a great interest in agriculture and education, and, without becoming prominent in politics, served the colony in a variety of ways with much public spirit. He served with the Canadian Militia in the Rebellion of 1837, and later commanded the Richmond battalion of that force. His eldest S., who succeeded him, commanded the Canadian contingent at the Diamond Jubilee. In December, at Berlin, Dr. Franz Xavier Kraus, Professor of Church History at Freiburg University, and an authority on Christian archæology and art, on which he had written much. At Brixton, F. W. Robinson, a prolific writer of novels, some of which enjoyed wide popularity, and a journalist of ability. He was the founder and editor of Home Chimes. In December, at Cambridge, Mass., Professor Joseph Henry Thayer, a theological teacher of wide repute in the United States, and an authority on New Testament criticism ; for many years held the chair of that subject at Harvard, retiring, as Professor Emeritus, only a year before his death; was for some time Secretary of the New Testament Company of the American Revision Committee.
The figures between [ ] refer to Part I.
ACCIDENTS.-EXPLOSION, Colliery, Caer. | AFRICA, SOUTH, continued.
philly,11; Griesheim Elektron Factory, captures, . Bethel, Boers attempt
Boers, plans of the, ; number,
attempt to invade Natal, ; re-
fuses terms of peace, 6; attempts to
his death, (341), 27 ; policy, (342] Broeksma, Mr., convicted and shot,
tures, , 33 ; surprises Piet Viljoen's
Mullah, operations against, (398), 12. Camps, Concentration, Committee ap-
pointed, ; report, [375). Com-
Boers, (385). French, Gen., his move-
capture of his force, , 24 ; Gren-
fell, Gen., result of his expedition,
Boer losses, (388); his system of
blockhouse defence, [388); proclama-
negotiations, failure, ." Plumer,
Troops, despatched to, 3, 32. I'wee-