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borough of Birmingham in the Con- servative interest. He resigned the editorship in Oct.^ 1870, and was called to the bar in 1873, when he joined the Oxford Circuit. After practising for some years in Bir- mingham he removed to London in 1878, and took an active part in the organization of the Conservative "paxtj in connection with the Na- tional Union of Conservative Asso- ciations. In Oct., 1881, he under- took the editorship of a new Con- servative Sunday newspaper, the People, which, under his manage- ment, has become an important organ of the party. Dr. Evans is author of a number of essays and poems, which have appeared in various periodicals. Several of his lectures have also been separately published.

EVAETS, William Maxwbll, LL.D., born in Boston, Feb. 6, 1818. He graduated at Yale College in 1837, studied at the Harvard Law School, and in 1841 was admitted to the New York bar, where he soon took a high position. From 1849 to 1853 he was Deputy U. S. District Attorney. In the Impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, in the spring of 1868, Mr. Evarts was the leading counsel for the de- fendant, and from July, 1868, to the close of Mr. Johnson's administra- tion, he was Attorney-General of the United States. In 1872 he was counsel for the United States in the tribunal of arbitration on the Ala- bama claims at Geneva ; and in the celebrated Tilton-Beecher case, in 1875 he was at the head of Mr. Beecher's counsel. He also argued the Eepublican side of the case before the Electoral Commission in 1877 . Upon the accession, in March, 1877, of Mr. Hayes to the Presi- dency, he was made Secretary of State, a position which he retained tuitil the close of Mr. Hayes' term, 1881. Although an accomplished cholar and able speaker, he has ublished only a few occasional iscourses and addresses. Among

these are the "Centennial Orati< before the Linonian Society of Ya College " (1863), an " Address befo the New England Society" (1854 a Eulogy on Chief Justice Chae the Centennial Oration at Philadc phia, and at unveiling the statu of Webster and Seward in Nc York.

EVEEETT, Joseph Davi F.E.S., was born at Eushmere, ne Ipswich, Sept. 11, 1831. In 1854 j entered the University of Glasgo where he took the degrees of B.. and M.A., with honours in all t] subjects of the curriculum. Aft successively occupying the poste Secretary te the Meteorologic Society of Scotland, Professor Mathematics at Eing's Colleg Nova Scotia, and Assistant Prof< sor of Mathematics in the Univ< sity of Glasgow, he w^s apiwint in 1867 Professor of Natural Ph osophy in Queen's College, Belfa He was secretary to the Units Co: mittee of the British Assodatic and published in 1875 a volume "Illustrations," which has large contributed to the general adopti of the system of unite reoommendc He was made secretary to t Undergrotmd Temperature Co: mittee at ite appointment in 18^ and has directed the observatio which have since been taken various places for determining t rate at which temperature i creases downwards in the earl He has contributed to the Grec wich Observations and to t Eoyal Societies of Edinburj and London, papers on Und< ground Temperature, on Atn spheric Electricity, and on Bigidii His papers on Mirage in the Ph osophical Magatine for 1873, clear up several pointe which had pi viously been obscure. Profesf Everett published in 1870-72 a v< sion of Deschanel's "Traits Physique," partly translated a partly re-written ; in 1877 an E mentary Text Book of Physics; a in 1882 a work on Vibratory Moti