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CTJBTIUS— CUST.

under the g^eneral title of the " Editor's Easy Chair," since 1858. In 1857 flarpar's Weekly, an illus- trated journal, was established, and Mr. Curtis soon became its wincipal editor. When the Civil War broke out this journal took a decided political tone, and became an influential organ of the Bepub- lican party. In the canvas of 1868 he was made a presidential elector on the Bepublican ticket, and warmly supported the election of President Ghrant, who in 1871 ap- pointed him a member of the Commission to frame rules for the regulation of the civil service. He, however, opposed the candidature of President Grant for a third term, both in 1876 and in 1880, and has been a prominent leader of that wing of the Bepublican party which secured the nomination of Mr. Hayes and of Mr. Garfield. During the recent agitation for a reform in the civil service Mr. Curtis has vigorously supported the movement. He was in 1867 fleeted a delegate to the Convention for revising the Constitution of the State of New York; and in the same year was appointed one of the Begents of the University of that State — a body which has the general super- vision of the higher grades of insti- tutions for public instruction. He ' has published the following works, all made up of previous contribu- tions to various periodicals : " Lotus Eating," a series of newspaper letters from watering-places, 1852 ; "The Potiphar Papers," 1853; " Prue and I," 1856 ; and "Trumps," 1862.

CUETIUS, Ernst, a German Hellenist, born at Lubeck, Sept. 2, 1814, after a preliminary training in the college of his native town, pursued his studies at the univer- sities of Bonn, G5ttingen, and Berlin, and in 1837 visited Athens in company with Professor Brandis in order to commence at head- quarters his researches into Greek antiquities. Subsequently he ac-

companied Ottfried MCQler in his archjBsological exi>edition to the Peloponnesus; and on the decease of that eminent scholar in 1840, he returned to his native country; was created Doctor by the Univer- sity of Halle ; taught for some time in the colleges of Berlin ; became Professor Extraordinary there; and was appointed tutor to f^ince Frederick William, son of the present Emperor of Germany. In 1856 he succeeded Hermann as Professor at Gottingen. He went to Athens, to undertake excavations at Olympia in April, 1864. Profes- sor Curtius's works all relate to Qreek antiquities. The best known is his " Hifftory of Greece," which has been ably translated into Eng- lish by A. W. Ward, M.A., 5 vols., 1868-74.

CUBTIUS, Gbobgb, brother of Professor Ernst Curtius, was born at Labeck in 1820, and studied philology at Bonn and Berlin. His first appointment was as tutor in Blochmann's Institute at Dresden. In 1845 he became private decent in the University of Berlin, and in 1849 Professor of Classical Philo- logy in the University of Prague. Doctor George Curtius has written "Comparative Grammar in its rela- tion to Classical Philology," 1845, 2nd edit., 1848; "Contributions from Comparative Linguistics to the Grammar of the Greek and Latin Languages," 1846; "School Grammar of the Greek Language," 1862, which had passed through six editions in 1864, and which has been edited in English by Dr. William Smith ; " Indications on the Present State of the Homeric Question," 1854 ; " A First Greek Course," and "Principles of Greek Etymology, translated by Augustus S. Wilkms, M.A., and Edwin B. Engluid, M.A.," 1878.

CUST, The Vert Bev. A&thub Perceval Purbt, D.D., Dean of York, is the only surviving son of the late Hon. William Chist, by Sophia, daughter of the late Mr.