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the way for "The Last Muster" (1875), the memorable picture of Chelsea pensioners, which after ap- pearing in the Lecture Koom at Burlington House in 1875, figured at the Paris Exhibition of 1878, and was there awarded one of the two grand medals of honour carried off by the English school. Subse- quently the artist turned his atten- ^on to etching and other branches of practice. His later pictures, exhibited at the Eoyal Academy, are:— At Death's Door," 1876, a picture of peasants of the Bavarian Alps in prayer, awaiting the arrival of the priest who is to administer the last sacraments of the Church to a member of the family; "Der Bittgang," peasants praying for a successful harvest, 1877 ; " Even- tide : a Scene in the Westminster Union," "A Welshwoman," and "Souvenir de Rembrandt," 1878; '* Rehiting his Adventure," 1879 ; "God's Shrine," "Grandfather's Pet," " Two Sides of a Question," and "Wind-swept," 1880; "Miss- ing," a scene at the Portsmouth dock-yard gates after the loss of the Atalanta, 1881 ; " Homeward," 1882; and "Natural Enemies," 1883. Mr. Herkomer was elected an Associate of the Boyal Academy June 19, 1879; and in the same year he was elected an honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Vienna. In Sept., 1881, he re- ceived from the Hochstiftung of Frankfort -on -Main a diploma of membership and mastership of the Institute.

HEEVE, Aim6 Mabie Edouabd, a French journalist, born May 28, 1835, at Saint-Denis, in the island of Reunion, is the son of a professor of mathematics in the college of that tewn, where he commenced his studies, which he terminated in a particularly brilliant manner in Paris at the College Napoleon. In 1854 he entered the Normal School, being the first on the list for pro- motion in the department of litera- ture^ but he sent in his resignation

shortly afterwards in order that he might devote his undivided atten- tion te journalism. He was con- nected first of all with the Revue de Vinstruction Publique, and the Revue Contemporaine, to which he con- tributed (1860) the political sum- mary ; and he then became editor of the Courtier de Dimanche (1863), of the Temps (1864), and of the Epoque (186^). The hostility of the Government having rendered it almost impossible to continue his connection with a French news- paper, he transferred his services to the Journal de Geneve, of which he became oue of the principal corre- spondents. After the publ cation of the Imperial letter of Jan. 19, 1867, inaugurating a new system for the press, M. Herve established, in conjunction with M. Jean Jacques Weiss, the Journal de Paris (1867), which became noted for ite persistent attacks on the Imperial regime. At the general election of May, 1869, M. Herv^ came forward, in the circon- scription of Arras, as the candidate of the Liberal opposition, under the patronage of M. Thiers, but he was defeated at the poll by the oflScial candidate, M. Sens. M. Weiss having retired from the strife of political journalism, on being nominated general secretary of the Ministry of Fine Arts, M. Herve remained sole editor of the Journal de Paris, and on Feb. 5, 1873, he started the Soleil, a large political halfpenny newspaper, which at the outset was merely an ofPshoot of the Journal de Paris, and con- ducted by the same literary staff. After the visit of the Comte de Paris to Frohsdorff which preceded the attempt to re-establish the ancient monarchy, M. Herv6 proclaimed loudly "the reconciliation of the House of France," and engaged, with reference to this subject, in an animated controversy with M. Ed- mond About, the editor of the Dix- Neuvidme Si^cle. The dispute ended in a duel, in which M. About was slightly wounded. After the pro-