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March 2.-BYRON, Rt. Hon. GEORGE ANSON BYRON, seventh Lord, an admiral in the British Navy, successor to the title of Lord Byron, the poet, died in London. He was born in 1789, entered the navy as a volunteer in 1800, and was advanced to the rank of commander in 1812. His last appointment was to the Blonde frigate, to convey from England the King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands. A full account of this voyage was published in 1826, under the title "Voyage of Her Majesty's Ship Blonde to the Sandwich Islands in 1824-'25." He was for several years Lord in Waiting to her Majesty. He was made rear-admiral in 1849, vice-admiral in 1857, and admiral in 1862.

March 3. OLARTE, General VINCENTE, President of the State of Panama, New Granada, died at Panama, of yellow fever, aged 40 years. He was a native of the State of Santander. In 1865 he went to Panama, and took up arms in favor of the constituted authorities, against one of the rebellions which frequently disturb the tranquillity of the State. Leading the Government forces in several successful engagements, he quelled the insurrection. For this service he was named commander-in-chief of the State forces. In 1866 he was elected President. His term had seven months to run when death finished his career. He was a man of undoubted bravery and resolution, and the terror of his name was a check upon the machinations of scheming revolutionists. March 8.

TUCKER, EDWARD, an eminent English botanist, died at Margate, aged 58 years. He was born in Stodmarsh, Thanet. While yet very young he evinced a strong desire for the attainment of knowledge, and was particularly interested in the study of botany, which he followed through life. He acquired a world-wide reputation, by his discovery of the oidiüm, or microscopic fungus causing the grape-disease.

March 10.-NEAVE, Sir RICHARD DIGBY, an English scholar and author, died in London. He was born December 9, 1793; graduated at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, in 1815, and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1848. He was a man of highly-cultivated mind, an accomplished draughtsman, and a valuable member of the Geographical Society. He was the author of a work entitled "Four Days in Connemara."

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March 11.. CHRISTMAS (or NOEL-FEARN), Rev. HENRY, an eminent English scholar and author, died suddenly in London. He was born in that city, in 1811; graduated at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1837, and, having been ordained the same year, served some minor appointments in the Church, and then accepted the position of librarian and secretary of Sion College. Subsequently he was elected Professor of English History and Archæology to the Royal Society of Literature. He was a fine classical scholar and mathematician, and a most popular lecturer on a variety of subjects.

Among his numerous published volumes may be mentioned his "Universal Mythology, "Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean," "Christian Politics," ""Preachers and Preaching," "Echoes of the Universe," and "Cradle of the Twin Giants," besides several translations from Lamartine, Calmet and others. He s also a frequent contributor to the periodic literature of the day. His taste for numimatics resulted in a choice collection of cons which recently sold for a large sum. Y Christmas was a member of several scientide bodies in his own and other countries.

March 11.-VANDER HOEVEN, Professor Ja an eminent naturalist, Professor of Geology the University of Leyden, died there. E was born at Rotterdam in 1801, and was Fe low of many learned societies of his own other countries; among the rest, the Linna Society of London.

March 15.-LEE, Rev. ROBERT, D.D., Pr fessor of Biblical Criticism, in the University Edinburgh, and an author of high repute. at Torquay. He was born at Tweedmoth North Durham, in 1804, studied at St. A drew's from 1824 to 1832, and was electe a minister of a chapel-of-ease at Arbroath, 1833, from which he was translated to the par ish of Campsie, in 1836. In 1843 he became minister of the Grey Friars Church, Edi burgh, and on the institution of a chair Biblical Criticism and Biblical Antiquities : the University of Edinburgh, in 1846, w pointed the first professor. As a preache”. and orator in the church courts he held u high reputation, and his learning and ability gave him a wide influence among the your clergy. Among his published works are "T Theses of Erastes," translated in 1844, "A Handbook of Devotion" (1845), "Thou art Peta a Discourse on Infallibility" (1851), and vari letters, sermons, and papers. Dr. Lee dean of the chapel royal, and a chaplain in dinary to her Majesty in Scotland.

March 27.-FELLER, Madame HENELITIA an accomplished and devoted missionary fr Switzerland to the French-Canadian Cath lics, died at Grand Ligne, Canada, aged s 80 years. She was a native of Switzer land, of a highly-educated and distinguishel family, and, after enjoying for years the pleas ures of cultivated, intellectual society, resilve soon after the death of her husband, to abardon her native land with all its advantages to carry intelligence and Christianity to the ign rant and benighted French-Canadians. She came to Grand Ligne, Canada, in 1835, and im diately commenced a school and mission. For many years she was persecuted and maltreate by the people she came to bless, her books burned, her property destroyed, and even be life endangered. But her gentleness, her b nevolence, and her strong faith and coa prevailed over all opposition. The miss grew and increased; several French Protesta clergymen became connected with it, and with

the schools, and Madame Feller for years past has been recognized by both Catholics and Protestants as the benefactor and friend of the Canadian French of all that region. She had sacrificed her own private fortune in the work long since, and it has been sustained, in part, for many years by contributions from persons of different religious denominations in the United States, who had known her and her abundant and self-sacrificing labors. Even to her last moments her interest in her mission continued, the "ruling passion, strong in death." March 28.-JESSE, EDWARD, an eminent English naturalist and voluminous author, died in Brighton. He was born in the county of Yorkshire, January 14, 1780; was educated under a clergyman at Leicester, and under a French Protestant at Bristol, and in 1798 was appointed to a clerkship in the San Domingo office. Subsequently he was private secretary to Lord Dartmouth, held some important military commissions, and was appointed deputy surveyor of the royal parks and palaces, besides holding other offices under royal patronage. He was the author of many works upon natural history, among which were "Favorite Haunts and Rural Studies, 99 "Scenes and Tales of Country Life," and "Lectures on Natural History."

March --HASHEM, General, chief of the Tunisian embassy, which visited the United States in 1864, died in Tunis. He was a man of good education and fine intellectual ability.


March -MONNAIS, EDOUARD, a French dramatic author, died in Paris, aged 70 years. He had in his day filled the post of dramatic critic to several journals. His best known plays were Le Demande en Mariage," "Le Secret d'Etat," "Un Menage Parisien," "Sultana," and "La Veuve Grapin." He wrote also several miscellaneous works, including Esquisses de la Vie d'Artistes," "Ephémérides," etc., and was the author of innumerable cantatas. In 1849 he was created Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.


March--VIRIVILLE, Vallet de, an eminent French archeologist and author, died in Paris, aged 53 years. He wrote much upon education, and was the author of "Historical Archives of the Department of Aube and Diocese of Troyes, "Memoir upon the Conquests of Egypt,' 99 66 History of Public Instruction in Europe and especially in France," "Histoire Iconography of France," etc.

April 7.-CHADS, Sir HENRY DUCIE, G. C. B., an Admiral of the British Navy, died at Southsea, Hants, aged 80 years. He entered the Naval Academy at Portsmouth in 1800, the navy in September, 1803; distinguished himself as lieutenant at the conquest of the Isle of Bourbon in 1810; was appointed to the command of the Arachne in 1823; took part in the Burmese War, was made post-captain and C. B. for his services; forced the passage of the Boca Tigris in China in September, 1834, and cleared the Straits of Malacca of

pirates in 1836-'37; was promoted commodore in 1844, and Superintendent of the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth from 1844 to 1854. In that year he attained the rank of rear-admiral; was fourth and finally third in command in the Baltic; was nominated K. C. B. in 1855. He was subsequently commander-in chief of Cork; became vice-admiral in 1858, and admiral in 1863. In 1865 he was nominated G. C. B., and retired on a good service pension.

April 7.-MCGEE, THOMAS DARCY, an Irish political leader, journalist, and orator, a member of the Canadian Cabinet since 1864, born in Carlingford, Ireland, April 13, 1825; assassinated by an Irishman by the name of Whelan or Whalen in Ottawa, Canada. His father was a custom-house officer in Wexford, Ireland, and in that town young McGee was educated. In 1842 he emigrated to the United States, and obtained a position on the Boston press. At the commencement of the Young Ireland movement in 1848, he returned to Ireland, and as one of the editorial staff of the Nation newspaper was active in the Young Ireland party. When this émeute was quelled, he, more fortunate than most of his comrades, eluded the British detectives, and made his escape again to America. Here he founded and edited a journal which he named the American Celt, and for some years advocated, with great zeal and brilliancy, the claims of Ireland to an independent nationality and a Republican form of government. During the Know-Nothing movement of 1854-'56, his views underwent a change, and he became an ardent royalist, and the sympathies of his countrymen being turned against him, and their leading men denouncing him publicly, he removed to Canada, where he was very cordially received by the royalists, to whom his fiery eloquence, and his brilliant abilities as a writer and politician, were of great value. In 1857 the citizens of Montreal chose him as their representative in the Canadian Parliament. In 1864 he was appointed president of the Executive Council, and held that position till 1867, when he was reëlected to the Parliament of the New Dominion of Canada, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture in the new Cabinet. He was also Chief Commissioner from Canada to the late Paris Exposition, as he had been to the previous one and the Dublin Exhibition. He was the author of several works, the most important of which were "Lives of Irish Writers," and "Popular History of Ireland." He had been bitterly hostile to the Fenian movement from its inception, and his assassination was probably due to this hostility.

April 8.-WETHERALL, Sir GEORGE AUGUSTUS, G. C. B., Governor of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, and late Adjutant-General of the English Army, died at Sandhurst. He was born in 1788, educated in the Senior Department of the Royal Military College, and

entered the army in 1803. He served in the Cape; in the conquest of Java, as aide-de-camp to his father (General Sir F. Wetherall); was military secretary to the Commander-in-Chief of Madras, from 1822 to 1825; was Deputy Judge Advocate-General in India in 1826; aided in suppressing the insurrection of 1837-38 in Canada, for which service he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath; and was Deputy Adjutant-General in Canada from 1843 to 1850, when he was appointed to that office at headquarters, and in 1854 was made adjutant-general, which post he held until, in 1860, he took command of the northern district. At the expiration of his services in 1865, he was appointed Governor of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was created a K. C. B. in 1856, and a G. C. B. in 1865.

April 12.-SALISBURY, JAMES BROWNLOW WILLIAM GASCOYNE CECIL, Second Marquis of, died at his residence, Hatfield House, Herts. He was born April 17, 1791, was Lord-Lieutenant of Middlesex, and represented Weymouth in the Conservative interest from 1814 to June, 1823, when he succeeded his father as second marquis. He served in the Herts militia, was appointed a Deputy-Lieutenant of Argyleshire in 1859, and, upon the death of Lord Dacre, was unanimously elected chairman of the Herts Quarter Sessions. In 1852, under the first administration of Lord Derby, he was Lord Privy Seal, and in 1858-59 Lord President of the Council. The marquis was a stanch and consistent Conservative, and a bold defender of the agricultural interest. He was made D. C. L. at Oxford in 1834, and a Knight

of the Garter in 1842.

April 13.-BENTLEY, SAMUEL, an English publisher, editor, and author, died at Croydon, in the 83d year of his age. He was educated at St. Paul's School, and afterward as a printer, which business he followed successfully until 1853, when the partial failure of his sight induced him to relinquish it altogether. He was a man of good scholarship and refined taste. Among the many important works by which he will be remembered is the "Excerpta Historica," the contributions of Sir Charles Young, Sir Harry Nicolas, Mr. Hardy, and others, which were edited by Mr. Bentley with peculiar care.

April 14.-ROMER, Miss, a celebrated operatic singer of the English lyric stage, died at Margate, aged 52 years. She made her début at Covent Garden Theatre, October 16, 1830. Her range of parts was perhaps greater than that of any other singer, her voice a sweet soprano, and her acting excellent. She was particularly successful in Bellini's "Sonnambula," Weber's "Favorita," Rossini's "William Tell," Barnett's "Mountain Sylph," Balfe's "Bohemian Girl," and Benedict's "Crusaders." For several seasons Miss Romer was directress of the English Opera Company at the Surrey Theatre.


Canon of Wells Cathedral, died at West Malvern, aged 74 years. He graduated at Caius College, Cambridge, in 1816, after which he became principal of Codrington College, Barbadoes. Subsequently he was a Canon Residentiary and Prebendary of Wells Cathe dral, and principal of Wells Theological College, which latter office he resigned in 1865. He was the author of a volume of "Sermons of the Common Prayer," "Sermons on the Ordi nation Services," "Sermons on the Holy Days of the Church,' Expository Discourses on the Epistle to Timothy," and some lectures.


April 18.-SIMPSON, General Sir JAMES, G. C. B., late Commander-in-Chief of the English Army, died at Horringer, near Bury St. Edmund's. He was born in 1792, educated at Edinburgh, entered the service in 1811, took an active part in the Peninsular War, and in 1813 was promoted to the rank of captain After recovering from a severe wound received at Quatre Bras, he served on the staff in Ireland, and subsequently held an important com mand in the Mauritius, where he won a high reputation as a meritorious officer. He served under Sir C. Napier throughout the Indian campaign of 1845, receiving commendation from the governor-general. On the outbreak of the Crimean War, in 1854, he was sent o as chief of staff, and subsequently, against his own inclination, was appointed successor to Lord Raglan as commander-in-chief, and for his services was promoted to the rank of general, and made a G. C. B. Soon after he resigned, and in 1863 was appointed colonel of the 29th regiment. Shortly after the close of the Crimean War he took up his residence in Horringer, where he lived in retireme until his decease.

April 23. COPLEY, Miss SUSANNAH, second daughter and youngest child of Joh Singleton Copley, R. A., a celebrated painter of the era of our American Revolution, and sister of the late Lord Lyndhurst, died in Le don, aged 94 years. She was born in Bos Mass., but her father migrated to Engla when she was but an infant. She enjoyed every advantage of education, and was woman of remarkable talent and culture. She retained her faculties to the last, and her con versation was interesting, from her vivid rec lection and interesting reminiscences of the scenes and associates of her youth.

April 23.-HEREFORD, Rt. Rev. RENN DICKSON HAMPDEN, Lord Bishop of, died in London. He was born on the Island of Barbados in 1793, where his father, Renn Hampde military officer, resided; graduated at Or College, Oxford, in 1813, with first-class honors, and the following year was elected a fellowship. He was thus brought into i mate associations with such men as Kelle Newman, Pusey, Davidson, Whately, and Anold. Vacating' his fellowship by an ears marriage, he resided for a short time at Bath and subsequently held the curacies of Newto

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Faringdon, and Hackney. In 1828 he returned to Oxford and undertook the college tutorship. In 1829-'30 and again in 1831-32 he was examiner in the schools, and in 1832 was selected to preach the Bampton Lectures. His subject was "The Scholastic Philosophy considered in its Relation to Christian Theology." The lectures were learned, deep, and abstruse, but very few ever read them, even of those who subsequently protested against their orthodoxy. In 1833, Dr. Hampden was nominated by Lord Grenville Principal of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, and in 1834 appointed University Professor of Moral Philosophy, and delivered a very able course of lectures on that subject. In 1836, against strong opposition, Lord Melbourne appointed him Regius Professor of Divinity in the university, and he retained this position, though unpopular, both from his supposed Liberal tendencies and the heaviness of his lectures, until 1847, when the See of Hereford becoming vacant, Lord John Russell nominated him to it, and he was consecrated against the protest of many of the bishops. He was studious, quiet, reserved, but never popular as a bishop. His published works, and his numerous contributions to the Encylopædia Britannica, all indicate his profound and varied learning, and are exhaustive of heir respective subjects, and sometimes, perlaps, also of their readers.


April —.—Le SAINT, Lieutenant rench geographer and explorer sent out by he Geographical Society of Paris to explore he White Nile district and penetrate thence hrough Darfoor into Bornü and the Fellatah mpire, died at Abou-Kouka, one hundred nd twenty miles north of Gondokoro, Sennaar, fpaludal fever, aged about 30 years. He was brave, accomplished, and enthusiastic traveler, and had undertaken his perilous journey with high hopes of rendering large service to cience. The communications which he had aleady made to the Society were full of interest. May 15.-ABYSSINIA, WOIZERO TOURNISH, ueen of, widow of Theodorus, died in the nglish camp, in Abyssinia, of consumption, ged 25 years. She was said to have been a oman of grace, wit, and beauty. Her only hild, the boy prince, was brought to England > be educated.

May 15.-ANDREA, H. E., Cardinal d', an alian ecclesiastical dignitary, died at Rome. e was a native of Naples, and was descended om a wealthy patrician family of great politil influence. He was liberal in his views, and, hile consistently discharging his high duties 3 Cardinal of the Church of Rome, strongly rged the reform of abuses, and was friendly > the new kingdom of Italy. This made him any enemies, and subjected him to constant ersecutions and indignities, which hastened is death. Some months before his decease e obtained leave of absence from Rome, and, ith the consent of the Pope, took up his bode in Naples.


May 19.-GUINNESS, Sir BENJAMIN LEE, Bart., M. P., a wealthy, liberal citizen of Dublin, died in London, aged 69 years. He inherited great wealth, which was increased by a long and successful mercantile career, and was liberally dispensed for the good of the public. In 1860 he entered upon the work of restoring St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, fitting it for the imposing ceremonies of the inauguration of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales; the labor extending over a period of five years, and the expenses, amounting to £150,000, being met from his own purse. In recognition of this he was presented by Lord Derby with the honor of a baronetcy.

May 22.-HALFORD, Sir HENRY, Bart., an eminent classical scholar and writer, died in England, aged 71 years. He was for nearly thirty years the Conservative member of Parliament for South Leicester, and during that time did much for the amelioration of the condition of the working-classes in his country. Since his retirement from public life, he had devoted much time and research to the history of the French Revolution. He was familiar with the works of the chief French and German political philosophers, economists, and historians, and was a correct composer in the Latin language, both in verse and prose.

May 22.-PLUCKER, JULIUS, F. R. S., a German physicist, author, and professor at the University of Bonn; died there, aged 67 years. Nearly his whole life was spent in scientific research and professional duties. His writings embraced mathematics, chemistry, mechanics, and magnetism; his latest works being three papers published in the "Philosophical Transactions," "On the Spectra of Gases and Vapors," "On a new Geometry of Space," and "Fundamental Views regarding Mechanics." He was a member of the Royal Society, from which, in 1866, he recived the Copley medal. May 24.MUHLFELD, J. U. D., an Austrian jurist, philosopher, and statesman, died at Hitzing, near Vienna, aged about 54 years. He was a thorough liberal in his political views, hostile to the temporal power of the Pope, and bitterly opposed to the Concordat, which he aided in abolishing, but was at the same time a very exemplary Roman Catholic. He had already attained distinction as a lecturer on law in the University of Vienna, when, at the time of the revolution in 1848, he was elected by the students of the university to the Frankfort Parliament, and took an active part in the movements for German unity under the leadership of Austria. The reaction which followed this revolution substituted for a time despotism for law, and, finding that his avocation was gone, he became a barrister, and very soon the first lawyer in Vienna. Meantime the reaction had run its course, and more liberal counsels prevailed. Under the influence of these, Muhlfeld was again elected to the Reichsrath, or Austrian Parliament, and by several constituencies. His liberal views and

his high character for integrity were, however, not popular in a Parliament so venal as the first to which he was elected, but in subsequent years he made his influence felt in favor of liberal reforms. The Concordat, which he had so long fought, was abolished on the day he was buried.

May --BURNET, JOHN, an eminent engraver, and author of works on art, died in London, aged 84 years. He was a native of Scotland, and relative of Bishop Burnet, of Salisbury. Removing to London, he devoted himself to the art of etching and engraving, and rapidly rose to fame and independence. His engravings of Wilkie's and Rembrandt's pictures in the London National Gallery were specimens of a high order of artistic skill. He was the author of a work entitled "Practical Hints on Painting."

May --CORMENIN, LOUIS MARIE DE LA HAYE, Vicomte de, a distinguished French jurist and publicist, died in Paris. He was born in Paris, January 6, 1788, and was educated for the law. In 1810 he was appointed auditor of the Council of State, and drew up several of its most important reports. In 1828 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, and was reelected from that time until 1846. His extensive knowledge of jurisprudence, and of the practical affairs of government, and the clear and logical force with which he could present his ideas, either by speech or writing, secured him an immense influence in public affairs. After the revolution of 1848 he had the honor of being elected to the Chamber by four departments, and was nominated president of the commission for remodelling the constitution. In this capacity he strongly advocated universal suffrage. After the coup L'état he was appointed member of the Council of State. In 1855 he was elected a member of the Institute. Besides his many pamphlets, Cormenin was the author of "Etudes sur les Orateurs Parlementaires" (two volumes), and a valuable work on the administrative law of France.

June 4.-WARD, NATHANIEL BAGSHAW, F. R. S., an eminent surgeon and botanist, died in London. After some years of devotion to his professional duties, he retired therefrom, and pursued his favorite study of natural history. He was the inventor of the "Wardian Cases," in which the beautiful ferns of tropical climates are transferred to other countries. His exquisite "Fernery was at one time one of the sights of London.

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June 5.—SHREWSBURY, Henry JOHN CHETWYND TALBOT, eighteenth Earl of, and third Earl Talbot, an admiral of the British Navy, died at Shrewsbury, England. He was born in 1803, entered the Royal Navy in 1817, took part in the battle of Navarino in 1826, was made a captain in 1827, and at the time of his death was an admiral on the reserved list. As a member of the House of Commons, from 1830 to 1832, and again from 1837 to 1849, he

was a strong supporter of the Conservative party, but never won any distinction. On his father's death in 1849, he succeeded to the earldom of Talbot. In 1857, on the death of Bertram, seventeenth Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Talbot laid claim to the earldom of Shrewsbury, and in 1858 this claim was recognized by the House of Lords. As Earl Shrewsbury he was Premier Earl of England.

June 14.-SMITH, Major HENRY, Royal Ma rines, an accomplished antiquarian, botanist, and amateur actor, died at Southsea, Hants, aged 75 years. He was born in the Isle of Wight; entered the Royal Marine Corps toward the close of the war between Great Britain and France, and held repeated commands under Sir Charles Napier, whose friendship he ever maintained. Repeated appointments to the Mediterranean station enabled him to employ his leisure in antiquarian excursions and in the study of music. As a botanist he earned considerable reputation, and for many years was engaged in the compilation of a work somewhat on the plan of Paxton's "Bo tanical Dictionary." He also left in manascript a vocabulary of words peculiar to the Isle of Wight. He had some dramatic talent which was developed by amateur performance in some of the chief Italian cities, and also in England, by which large sums were raised für charitable purposes.

June 16.-CRISP, Rev. T. S., D. D., an Eng lish Baptist clergyman, died at Cotham, Bris tal, aged 80 years. He was educated in t independent college, and in one of the versities of Scotland, but subsequently, having adopted Baptist views, became joint tutorin the Baptist College in Bristol, and was to pastor with Dr. Ryland in 1818. Upon the demise of Dr. Ryland, Dr. Crisp became presi dent of the college, and in this relation, a that of Broadmead Church as co-pastor, e was associated with such illustrious men as Robert Hall, John Foster, and Dr. Summers The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferre! upon him by an American college. Dr. Cr was a man of fine scholarship, but of singular modesty and even diffidence.

June 16.-PONSONBY, Colonel ARTHUR E. V. an officer of the British Army, died of cholera at Jubbulpore. He was born at Valetts, 1827, while his father, Sir Frederick Ponsonby, was Governor of Malta; entered the army in 1852, and served on the mountains and in the kloofs of Kaffirland. In 1854 he wa transferred to the Grenadier Guards, and was employed in the Crimea on the staff of Sir George Brown and Sir W. Codrington. A the conclusion of the war, he was appointed aide-de-camp to Sir G. Buller in the lot Isles. In 1864 he was in command of a corp stationed in Kildare, where he had the oppo tunity of carrying out a favorite idea of ploying soldiers in industrial pursuits as the best mode of preventing vice. In furtherance of this object, he established a military exhib

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