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ing Up," " British Channel," " The Kescue," "The Old Wreck," and "Moonrise at Sunset." His best known American work is "Far- ragnt passing the Forts." He was elected an Associate of the National Academy in 1863, and an Acade> midan in 1867, and was one of the original members of the American Society of Painters in Water- Ck>lour8.

DE LA BAM^, Louisa, a noTelist, better known by her pseu- donym of "Ouida," was born at Bury St. Edmunds, in 1840. She is of French extraction on the father's side. At aa early age she came with her mother and mater- nal grandmother to reside in Lon- don, and soon began, under the nom de guerre ot "Ouida" (a child's mispronunciation of Louisa), to write for periodicals. While still tmder age, she commenced her first novel in Colbum's' New Monthly Magazine, This was " Granville de Vigne, a Tale of the Day," pub- lished separately two years later (1863) under the title of " Held in Bondage." It was followed by " Strattimore, a Eomance " (1865) ; "Chandos" (1866); "Cecil Castle- maine's Gage, and other Nove- lettes," and " Idalia" (1867) ; "Tri- cotrin, a Story of a Waif and Stray " and " Under Two Flags " (1868) ; " Puck : his Vicissitudes, Adventures, &c." (1869); "FoUe Farine" (1871) ; "A Dog of Flan- ders " and " A Leaf in l£e Storm " (1872) ; " Pascarel" (1873) ; "In a Winter City," a sketch (1876) j "Signa" a story (1875); "Two Little Wooden Shoes," a sketch (1874) ; "Ariadne : the Story of a Dream " (1877) ; " Friendship " (1878); "Moths" (1880); " Pipi- strello " (1880) ; " The Village Com- mune " (1881); "In Maremma" (1882) ; " Bimbi : Stories for ChU- dren" (1882); and "Wanda," 3 vols. (1883). Miss De la Bam^e resides in the neighbourhood of Florence.

DE LA BUE, Wabbbn, M.A.,

D.C.L., Ph.D., F.E.S., Correspond- ing member of the Institute of France (Acad^mie des Sciences), Imperial Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, the Philomathic Society of Paris, 9ie Royal Society of Up- sala, the Society of Agriculture and Commerce, Caen, the Society of Natural Science, Cherbourg, Honor- ary Member of tiie Berlin Chemical Society, and past-President of the Boyal Astronomical Society, past- President, now Vice-President of the Chemical Society, Commander of the Legion of Honour, Comman- der of the Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus, Knight of the Order of the Bose, Brazil; is son of the late Mr. Thomas De La Bue, and was born in the Island of Guernsey, Jan. 18, 1815. He was educated at the College of St. Barbe, Paris, en- tered his father's business, and was for many years the head of the house of Thos. De La Bue & Co., now carried on by his sons. Here he applied his scientific knowledge to purposes of practical utility, and invented a great number of new processes and machines, some of which were patented. Among the former may be cited processes for utilizing earth-oils, and in the latter machinery for printing sur- face colouring paper, pasting cards, and for folding envelopes, — Qie last- mentioned in connection with Mr. Edwin Hill. He acted as a juror and reporter in the department of Class XXIX. in the Great Exhibi- tion of 1851, was a juror in Class X. of the Paris Exhibition of 1855 ; and President of Section B, Class XXVIII., of the Exhibition of 1862. He was a member of the International Electrical Congress, consisting of aU the most eminent physicists of aU countries assembled in Paris, and of the jury of the Electrical Exhibition held there in 1861. He was also a member of the Consulting Council of the Electrical Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, in 1862. Mr. De La Bue has made some impor-