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HUME.

After the seizure of Borne by the Italian troops in 1870, Prince Hum- bert and the Princess Marguerite took up their residence in the Eternal City. He succeeded to the throne on the death of his father, Jan. 9, 1878. As he was entering Naples, Not. 17, 1878, a man named Giovanni Passanante approached the royal carriage and attempted to assassinate Im Majesty with a poniard. The King escaped with a slight scratch, but Signer Cairoli, the Prime Minister, who was with him, was woimded rather badly in the thigh. Passanante was con- demned to death, but the punish- ment was commuted by the King to penal servitude for life. King Humbert received the Order of the Garter by the hands of the Duke of Abercom at the Quirinal, March 2, 1878.

HUME, The Rev. Abraham, D.C.L., LL.D., of Scotch extrao- tion, born about 1815, waa educated at the Boyal Belfast Ck>llege, at Glasgow University, and afterwards at IVinity College, Dublin, in all which he succeeded in obtaining honours. Having taught mathe- matics and the Engli^ language and literature in the Belfast Eo^ Institution and Academy, and the Institute and College at Liverpool, he WM ordained in 1843, and the hon. degree of LL.D. was conferred upon Mm by the University of Glasgow. In 1847 he was ap- pointed to a new parish, of which he is Vicar, in Liverpool ; and his minute statistical inquiries con- nected witii this and other portions of the town threw great light upon its moral and spiritual condition. The publication of a summary of the previous year's work from his diary in Jan. 1857 and 1858, under the signature of "A Lancashire Incumbent," had the effect of modifying public opinion on the subject of the idleness imputed to the clergy, in letters printed in the Times. In 1858 he gave evidence before a Select Committee of the

House of Lords on the " Means of Divine Worship in Populous Dis- tricts," which led to the formation of the Liverpool Church Aid So- ciety ; and in 1859 gave evidence before another Select Committee of the Lords on the subject of " Church Bates." Of several maps which he produced, one was pub- lished with the Eeport. It showed the proi>ortion of non-worshippers, and of worshippers in each of the three great claeees, in England and Wales, and in seventy-three of the large towns. This evidence has been frequently quoted in parlia- mentary debates. He has paid great attention to the promotion of education, and to the advancement of useful learning among all classes in Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the Boyal Society of Northern Antiquaries, Copenhagen, and of the Society of Antiquaries, London, was President of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, of which he waa one of the three founders, for six years, and is an honorary or correspond- ing member of other learned so- cieties. Most of his writings have appeared in the Transactions of learned societies and in periodical publications. Among these are " The Learned Societies and Print- ing Clubs of the United Kingdom," published in 1847 ; " Sir Hugh of Lincoln, or an Examination of a Curious Tradition respecting the Jews," 1848; "Philosophy of Geographical Names," 1851 ; " Geographical Terms, as illustrat- ing and enriching the English Limguage," 1859 ; •' Topogia- phic^. Historical, and Philolo^cal Essays, reprinted from the Ulster Jouinal of Archfidology ; " various pamphlets in defence of the Estab- lished Church ; Essays on Elemen- tary Education ; and single ser- mons. A large illustrated archso- logical work, descriptive of an ex- tinct town or settlement, called Meols, on the Cheshire coast, hp- peared in 1863; and "Besults of