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trial in 1891. His treatment of the prince of Wales, when the latter was on the stand, was such as to win the good will of the royal family. Lord ('oleridge as a lawyer was noted for clever cross-examination. His methods were of the persuasive rather than the bullying character. He would suavely inveigh people into making damaging admissions, and remains on record as having brought by these gentle means more men to the scaffold than any other English lawyer of his time. Lord Coleridge was a frequent contributor to The Edinburgh Review, and other periodicals, and wrote somewhat concerning his relative, the poet.
DUSMET, JOSEPH BENEDICT, cardinal archbishop of Catania; born in 1818; died in Rome, Italy, April 5. He was created a cardinal in 1889.
FERRON, THÉOPHILE ADRIEN, soldier; born in 1830; died in Paris, France, May 6. He served in the Crimea, in Algeria, and in the Franco-Prussian war. He was minister of war under Premier Rouvier in 1887.
FRASER, HUGH, British minister to Japan; died in London, Eng., June 4.
HASSAN, MULEY, Sultan of Morocco, born in 1831; died June 7. He ascended the throne Sept. 17, 1873. He was the fourteenth of the dynasty of Alides, or Fileli, founded by Muley. Achiet, and the thirty fifth in lineal descent from Ali, uncle and son-in law of the Prophet. During his twenty years' reign Morocco has had more or less trouble with European powers, and most of the time the sultan has been engaged in settling complications with foreign consuls. (See article “ Affairs in Africa," p. 446). The most distinguished member of the dynasty was Sultan Muley Sidi Mohammed, during whose reign, from 1767 to 1789, the country rose to a high degree of in ternal prosperity. At his death, in 1789, a struggle for the throne gave rise to a five years' war and anarchy, ending in the accession of Muley-Soliman, great-grandfather of the late sultan. This latter's three predecessors were: Muley-Soliman (1794-1822), Muley Abdurrahman (1822-1859), and Sidi-Muley-Mohammed (1859-1873).
HERVEY, LORD ARTHUR CHARLES, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Eng.; born Aug. 20, 1808; died June 9. He was educated at Eton and Cainbridge, was a personal friend of Mr. Gladstone, and be caine bishop of Bath and Wells in 1869. He was one of the Old Testament revisers.
JABLOCHKOFF, M., electrician; died in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 6. He was an officer in the Russian army, and invented one of the earliest successful practical electric lights, known as the Jablochkoff candle.
LE CARON, HENRI, (Major Thomas Beach) British spy; born in ('olchester, Eng., in 1841; died in London April 2. He came to the United States at the time of the civil war, assumed the name of Le Caron, and enlisted in the northern army. Afterwards, having, through an old companion in arms, come in contact with Fenjanisin and its workings, he became a military spy for the British government, continuing his service fortwenty-five years. His book, Twenty-fice Years in the Secret Service, is a narrative of remarkable events and has value in an historical sense. In a single word, he joined the Fenian inovement, becoming a member of the ('lan-na-Gael in order that he might communicate their plans and principles to the British government, in whose pay he was. His testimony in the celebrated Parnell case made his name known all over the world.
MORLEY, HENRY, LL, D., author and lecturer; born in London, Eng., Sept. 15, 1822; died in Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, May 14. Originally a teacher. in 1851 he was prevailed upon by Charles Dickens to go to London and take up journalistic work, at first on Household Words, as Dickens' assistant, and then as chief editor of The Examiner. He at the same time began writing books. Among his works were A Defence of Ignorance, English Writers Before Chaucer, Journal of a London Playgoer. He edited A Library of English Literature, The Carisbrooke Library, Morley's Universal Library, sixty-three volumes, Cassell's National Library, etc. From 1857 to 1865 he was English lecturer at King's College; then professor of English language and literature at University College, London, and then Emeritus professor. He also served for many years as examiner in English language, literature, and history at University Col. lege, and professor of English language and literature at Queen's (College, London. From 1882 to 1889 he was principal of University Hall, London.
NICOTERA, GIOVANNI, diplomat; born in San Biase, ('alabria, Sept. 9, 1828; died near Naples, Italy, June 13. He participated in the insurrection of Calabria in 1848, and afterward was an officer in the army of the Roman republic. He took part in the expedition of 1857 against the Bourbons of Naples, then assuined command of a corps of volunteers organized against the domination of the Pope. He was made an aid to Garibaldi, and fought with him in the cam paign of 1866 in the Tyrol. In 1867 he commanded the expedition against Rome. After the accession of his party to power in 1876, he took the post of minister of the interior in the Depretio cabinet, and distinguished binself by his energetic measures for the suppression of brigandage in Sicily. He left the ministry in 1877 and resumed in the chamber the leadership of the group bearing his name. In the Crispi ministry, he held the portfolio of the interior, but favored the clergy. In the general elections of 1882 Signor Nicotera was reelected, and remained in the opposition.
O'REILLY, BERNARD, Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Liverpool, Eng.: died there April 9. He was consecrated in 1873.
PREEDY, WILLIAM, vice adıniral; died in London May 30. He coininanded the Agamemnon during the laying of the Atlantic cable in 1858.
ROMANES, GEORGE JOnn, F.RS., LL. D., professor; born in Kingston, ('anada, May 20, 1848; died in Oxford, Eng., May 23. In 1867 he entered Cambridge, was graduated in natural sciences in 1870, and was Burney prize essayist in 1873, and ('roonian lecturer to the Royal Society in 1875. Having published a series of papers on the nervous system of medusae, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1879. While still at Cambridge he formed an intimate ac quaintance with Charles Darwin. His work on the Origin of Human Faculty, and his paper on Physiological Selection, have given rise to animated discussion. Mr. Romanes was Fullerian professor of physiology in the Royal Institution of London, and Rosebery lecturer on natural history in the University of Edinburgh. His extensive treatise entitled The Philosophy of Natural History Before and After Daririn, is a copiously annotated publication of the lectures delivered in both these capacities.
ROSCHER, WILLIAM, educator; born in 1817; died in Leipsic, Giermany, June 4. He had been a professor for fifty years, and had lectured from his desk in the Augusteum at Leipsic for more than a generation. With Professor Hildebrand, he founded the historical school of political economy. He lived to see his methods adopted in universities of every civilized land. He wrote a System of Politiet Economy in six large volumes, showing such a knowledge of the his tory of all nations, as no other man of his specialty has disclosed.
SCHLOZER, KURD VON, diplomatist; born in Lubeck in 1822; died in Berlin May 13. In 1850' he entered the Prussian ministry of foreign affairs. He was made minister to the United States in 1871.
About ten years later he was sent to the Vatican. In July, 1892, he was recalled and retired be cause he had neglected to acquaint liis goveru ment with the Pope's intention to espouse the cause of France.
SCHMEYKRAL, HERR. leader of the (ierman party in Bohemia, died in Prague, April 15, aged 68
UNRUHE BORNST, HANS VOn. Baron, born in Berlin, Prussia, Aug 26, 1825, died there April 25. He was one of the founders of the free conservative party. and had served the state in some capacity continually from 1847 to 1893, representing the third district of Posen in the reichstag since 1867.
VAY, BARON, Presi dent of the house of
magnates; died at Buda EDMUND YATES, JOURNALIST.
Pesth, Hungary, May
14, aged 93. YATES, EDMUND Hodgson, author and journalist; born in Lon don, Eng., in July 18:31; died there May 20. His life was chiefly de voted to newspaper work and general literary pursuits. For six years he was dramatic critic of the London Daily Neros; he edited Temple Bar for some time, and was the first editor of Tinsley's Magazine. He was also for many years a leading contributor to AU the Year Round. For a time, in 1873-74, he was the London correspondent of the New York Herald, and in the latter year le founded his famous London society journal, The World, which he continued to edit to the end of his life. In addition to his newspaper writings, he was the author of numerous books— My Haunts and Their Frequenter's, After Office Ilours, Broken to Harness, a norel, Business of Pleasure, Pages in Writing, Running the Gauntlet, Kissing the Rod, and Land at Last. In November, 1884, le published Personal Reminiscences and Erperiences, an autobiography, which passed through a number of editious. Mr. Yates made an extended lecture tour in this country some years ago.