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KEELEY— KEMBALL.

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hood; in 1859 was appointed a second time Solicitor-General, and in Dec. of the same year succeeded Mr. Justice Crowder as Judge of the Common Pleas. Sir H. Keating carried a very useful measure^ known by his name, *' The Bills of Exchange Act/' 18 & 19 Vict. c. 67, enabling holders of bills and notes, when there was no real defence, to get judgment summarily. He re- signed his judgeship, Feb. 1, 1875, and on his retirement was sworn a member of the Privy Council.

KEELEY, Mbs., widow of Mr. Bobert Keeley, the popular come- dian (who died in 1869) was born at Ipswich in 1806, acquired repu- tation as an actress as Miss Goward, and made her first appearance in Ijondon at the Lyceum in 1825, as Sosina, in the opera of that name, and Little Pickle. Mrs. Keeley acquired great fame by her render- ing of the characters of Smike, Mrs. Peerybingle, and Clemency Newoome, in s^e adaptations of Mr. Dickens's novels, "Nicholas iTickleby," "The Cricket on the Hearth," and "The Battle of Life."

KELLOGG, CiiABA Louisa, born at Sumterville, South Carolina, July, 1842. In 1843 her parents returned with her to Connecticut, where they remained until 1856, when they went to New York. At an early age she gave evidence of musical talent, and after some years of careful study made her first ap- pearance at the Academy of Music m New York in 1860. After four more years of study, she appeared as Marguerite in Gounod's " Faust," in the season of 1864-5, when she vindicated her title to be regarded as one of the best artists of her time. Her success was not less complete in " Crispino," as " Linda di Chamounix," in the " Barber of Seville," " LaSonnambula," " Lucia di Lammermoor," and other operas, within the next two years. On Nov. 2, 1867j she made a successful d4but in liondon as Marguerite in

"Faust." She returned to the United States in 1868. In 1872'she again visited England, appearing at the Drury Lane Opera. In the winter of 1873-74 she organized a company, and has since that time appeared in English operas and concerts in the principal cities of the United States.

KEMBALL, Gbnbbal Sib Ab- NOIiD BUBBOWES, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., • born in 1818, was educated for his profession at Addiscombe, and re- ceived his first commission as se- cond lieutenant in the Bombay Artillery, Dec. 11, 1837. His bat- tery formed part of the Army of the Indus under Lord Keane, and with it he served in the first cam- pel^ in Afghanistan, 1838-9, in- cluding the siege and storming of Ghuznee and subsequent occupa- tion of Cabul, for which he received the medal. His real field of utility, however, was determined by his appointment as Assistant Political Biesident in the Persian Gulf in 1842, where he was employed in various political duties for 28 years, and acquired a si>ecial and valuable experience of Turkish and Persian affairs, and mastery of the Turkish, Persian, and Arabic langpiages. He was made Political Eesident in the Persian Gulf in 1852, and Consul- General at Bagdad, and Political Agent in Turkish Arabia in 1855, after having acted in both capaci- ties at various times during the absences of previous incumbents. He took part in the Persian Ex- pedition in 1857, under Sir James Outram, and was present at the capture of Mohumrah and subse- quent operations in the field. He was specially mentioned several times in the despatches of both the General and the Commodore, com- manding the land and sea forces, for his valuable assistance, advice, and gallantry. Lord Canning, in his notification of June 18, 1857, publicly thanked him for his zealous services, "afforded on every occa- sion of difficulty and danger, and