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HART— HARTING.

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Grand Crews of the Order of Francis Joseph in Austria, and in China he has the Bed Button of the highest ciTil class. He was created a Companion of the Order of SS. Michael and George in 1880; and a Knight Commander of the same Order in April, 1882.

HAET, William, landscape painter, elder brother of James M. Hart, born at Paisley, Scotland, in 1823. He went with his family to Albany, New York, in 1831, and like his brother was a coach-painter. Eylncing a talent and taste for art, he took up landscape painting, and made his first public exhibition at the Academy of Design in New York in 1848. The generosity of a friend enabled him to re-visit his native land in 1850, and he spent three years abroad in art-study. He has been a frequent exhibitor at the Academy of Design, and was made an Academician in 1858. For several years he was president of the Brook- lyn Academy of Desijni, and was one of the founders of the Water- colour Society, of which for three years he was president. His pic- tures are remarkable for their luminous brilliancy of colouring. The more notable among them are : — " The Last Gleam," " The Golden Hour,'* "Opening in the Elands," " Up the Glen in the White Moun- tains," " Sunset in Dask Harbour," "New Brunswick," "Cattle in the Woods," "Keene Valley," "Land- scape with Jersey Cattle," and " The Ford." Since 1853 his studio has been in New York city.

HAKTE, Francis Bbbt, born at Albany, New York, Aug. 25, 1839. He went to CaHfomia in 1854, and was successively a miner, school teacher, express messenger, printer, and finally editor of a newspaper. In 1864 he was appointed Secretary of the United States Branch Mint at San Francisco, holding the office until 1870. He contributed many poems and sketches to periodicals, and in 1868, upon the establishment of the Overlaid. Monthly, he became

its editor, and contributed to it several notable tales and sketches. In 1869 appeared in it his humorous poem, "The Heathen Chinee," which suddenly made him famous. In 1871 he went to the Eastern States, and took up his residence first in New York, and subsequently in Boston. He was appointed United States Consul at Crefield in 1878, from which he was transferred to Glasgow in March, 1880, where he still remains. His works, most of which originally appeared in periodicals, include . " Condensed Novels" (1867) ; "Poems" (1870) ; " Luck of Eoaring Camp, and other Sketches" (1870) ; "East and West Poema" (1871); " Poetical Works," illustrated (1871) ; " Mrs. Skaffgs's Husbands" (1872) ; " Echoes of the Foot Hills " (1874) ; " Tales of the Argonauts" (1875); " Gabriel Con- roy " (1876) ; "Two Men of Sandy Bar" (1876) ; "Thankful Blossom" (1877) ; " Story of a Mine " (1878) ; " Drift from Two Shores " (1878) ; " The Twins of Table Mountain and other Stories " (1879) ; and " In the Carquinez Woods " (1883).

HAETING, James Edmund, F.L.S., F.Z.S., eldest son of James Vincent Harting, of 2, Upper Mon- tague Street, Eussell Square, and Harting, in the county of Sussex, was born in London April 29, 1841. He was educated at Downside Col- lege, near Bath, and at the Uni- versity of London, where he matri- culated in 1859, and the following year passed the first examination for the degree of B.A. He followed the profession of a solicitor until 1878, when he retired from practice. Being from youth devoted to a study of zoology, and more espe- cially ornithology, he beg^ in 1866 to publish the results of his observa- tions, and since that date he has written several works, of which the titles and dates are given below, as well as numerous papers in the "Proceedings" and "Transac- tions " of scientific societies and in journals devoted to natural his-

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