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periodical. His novel of "Clytie" is frequently reprinted in the United States and Canada, where "Cruel London" and "To-day in America" are also popular works. His pen is engaged in many directions, and it is a tribute to his versatility that his "New Ceylon," compiled from private and public papers, has made him, in the estimation of the Eastern press, an authority on the history and condition of North Borneo. Many readers of the somewhat pathetic preface to "The New Ceylon," have only recently learnt that the young scientist referred to there, anonymously, as one of the pioneers of this comparatively unknown land was the author's only son. Subsequently the young explorer was killed while elephant shooting during the expedition which was to have been his last prior to his return home. While the Governor of Sabah speaks officially of Mr. Frank Hatton's courage, tact, and skill as an explorer, Dr. Prankland (at the Chemical Society of London), quoted by Dr. J. H. Gilbert in the Journal of the Chemical Society, says, "the untimely death of such an accurate, acute, and trained observer is a serious loss to science." The Century Magazine, which was to have received some contributions from Frank Hatton at the close of his Bornean explorations, will be the medium of a brief biographical sketch, by his father, preliminary to a volume on his life and work. This affectionate and interesting tribute to the memory of one who has been justly recorded in the daily press as "one of the most remarkable young men of these days," will probably be published during the season of 1884-5.

HATTON, Joshua, (better known under the pseudonym of "Guy Roslyn"), was born at Chesterfield June 8, 1850, and is the youngest son of the late Mr. F. A. Hatton. On account of the death of his father he finished his schooling at the age of about twelve, with a very imperfect idea of reading and writing. After working for four years in the Lincolnshire Chronicle office as a compositor, he became a reporter, and served on several daily and weekly provincial newspapers. His first book, "Daphnis the Unfaithful" (1870), was well received. Having written a novel for Once a Week, he contributed a poem to Dark Blue, and then for some years became a constant contributor to various magasines. His lyrics have been widely quoted. At the age of twenty-three he became the editor of the Western Daily Mercury. When he had occupied this position for little more than a year, he was appointed leader writer on the Sheffield Independent. In 1879 he became editor of Colbum's New Monthly. In 1880 his poems were published complete in one volume.

HAUSSMAN, Baron Georges Eugène, administrator and senator, born at Paris, March 27, 1809, was educated at the Conservatoire de Musique, studied with a notary, and became an advocate. After the revolution of 1830 he was successively sous-préfet of Nérac, Saint-Girons, and Blaye, and under the Presidency of Louis Napoleon, was Prefect of Var, the Yonne, and Gironde. The President, appreciating his administrative talents, appointed him Préfet of the Seine, in succession to M. Berger, June 23, 1853. Under his active direction and enterprising spirit, works were executed in Paris of such a nature as to almost render it a new city. Amongst these may be mentioned the improvement of the Bois de Boulogne, the prolongation of the Rue de Rivoli, the construction of the Boulevard de Sebastopol, and of more than twenty boulevards in the old parts of Paris, various public gardens, squares, barracks, the Halles Centrales, the new Prefectures of Police, more than a dozen bridges, the rebuilding of