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of the Eev. Dr. Jenkms^ of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Mon- trealj Canada. He was educated at the High School and M'aill Col- lege, Montreal, and in the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1864; and practised with suc- cess up to 1872-3, when he entered upon politics ; was appointed Agent- General for Canada in Feb., 1874, resigning in Jan., 1876, on Hie Canadian Government deciding to reduce the office to an emigration agency ; and was elected member of Parliament for Dundee Feb., 1874, while absent in Canada. He continued to represent that borough till AprU, 1880. In Jan., 1881, he contested the city of Edinburgh against Mr. McLaren, the Lord Advocate, but only succeeded in polling 3940 votes, while 11,390 were recorded in favour of his op- ponent. Mr. Jenkins is an advanced Liberal, chiefly on social questions ; an Anti - Republican ; and is in favour of Imperial unity as against the Anti-Colonial party. He is the author of "Ginx^s Baby," "Lord Bantam, "The Coolie," "Little Hodge," "The Devil's Chain," " Lutchmee and Dilloo," " The Captain's Cabin," "Fatal Days," 1874; "A Paladin of Romance; Contemporary Manners," 1882 ; and several political essays. Mr. Jenkins proceeded to British Ghiiana in 1870 on the part of the Abori- gines' Protection Society in order to watch the proceedings of the Royal Commission appointed to investigate and report on the con- dition of the Coolies. He was associated with Sir George Grey, Mr. Torrens, and others in the Emigration and Colonial move- ment. He is a member of the Royal Commission on Copyrights. He has never written for the press, but has been an occasional con- tributor to JVaser, the Contemporary, and other reviews.

JENKINS, Joseph John, painter in water-colours, born in London in |

1811, was instructed by his father in portrait engraving, which he was compelled to relinquish in 1839 on account of a chest complaint. He was then employed in designing for illustrated boo^, and in 1842 joined the new Society of Painters in Water-colours, and sent pictures to its exhibitions for several seasons. In consequence of Bome disagree- ment respecting the management, Mr. Jenlons and several members withdrew from the Society. In 1846 he visited France, remained some time in Lower Brittany, and on his return to England produced " Going with the Stream, and its companion picture, " Going against the Stream," which were engraved, and had a large sale in France and Germany as well as in this countiy. They were followed by " Both Sided of the Channel," "The Happy Time," " Sleeping Companions," " Come Along," " Hopes and Fears," and "In Sight of Home." Mr. Jenkins was elected an associate of the Old Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1849, a member in 1850, and in 1853 secretary, which office he resigned in 1863. For many years this artist was known as an exhibitor of subjects relating to the peasant life of our Continental neighbours, but latterly he has devoted his attention to English landscape and scenery. Among his more recent works are " Studies in Knole Park," " Among the York- shire Becks," " Cheddingfold, Sur-

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'On the Thames at Mill

End," and " Wargrave."

JENNER, Thb Right Rev. Hbnbt Lascxlles, D.D., son of the late Sir Herbert Jenner Fust, bom at Chislehurst, Kent, in 1820, was educated at Hanow School, whence he proceeded to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, of which his father was master. He graduated LL.B. in 1841, and was created D.D. in 1867. He was presented to the vicarage of Preston-next - Wing- ham, near Sandwich, in 1854, and was consecrated the first Bishop of