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the title of Baron. Since 1878^ the Baron has laid down his office of Managing Director of Beuter's Telegram Company^ but still re- tains a seat on the Board of its Directors. Baron Renter has greatly attracted the attention of the political world, through a con- cession granted to him, in 1872, by the Shah of Persia. In virtue of this concession. Baron Beuter has the exclusive privilege of con- structing railways, working mines and forests, and making use of aU the other natural resources of that country, besides farming the cus- toms. This immense monopoly which Baron Beuter endeavoured to render subservient to British interests — without, however, ex- cluding other nations, met with difficulties through certain in- trigues ; these, however, he expects to remove, as Her Majesty's Go- vernment has interposed in his favour

EEYNOLDS, The Rev. Henry Robert, D.D., son of the Rev. John Reynolds, of Romsey, and grandson of Dr. Henry Revell Reynolds, physician in ordinary to George III., was born at Romsey, Hampshire, Feb. 26, 1825, and educated at Coward College and at University College, London. He graduated B.A. in 1841-, obtained the Univer- sity Scholarship in Mathematics; was elected a Fellow of University College in 1848, and received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1869. He was appointed Minister of the Congre- gational Church at Halstead, in Essex, in 1816; removed to Leeds and became Minister of the East Parade Congregational Church in that town in 1849 ; was appointed President of the Countess of Hunt- ingdon's College at Cheshunt in 1860, and also Professor of Theology and Exegesis. Dr. Reynolds was one of the editors of the Bri'.ish Quar- terly Review from 1866 to 1874. He was the editor of and contributor to two series of essays on Church pro-

blems, entitled " Ecclesia/' in 1869 and 1870 ; is author of " Beginnings of the Divine Life," and "Notes of the Christian Life;" joint author of " Yes and No ; or. Glimpses of the Great Conflict;" and joint editor of " Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship." In 1874 he published, as the second of the new series of "Congregational Union Lectures," a work entitled '* John the Baptist : a contribution to Chris- tian Evidences." He is author of numerous articles in the "Dic- tionary of Christian. Biography," vol. II., and in the first series of the " Expositor " in 1881 — a work entitled "The Philosophy of Prayer and other Essays."

RHYS, John, M.A., born June 21, 1840, at Abercaero, near Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire, was educated at village schools near home ; served a pupil teacher's apprentice^ip at Penllwyn British School near Aberystwyth from August, 18o5, to the end of 1859 ; was trained at Bangor Normal College to be a pubCc elementary schoolmaster in 1860 ; and had charge of a school in Anglesey till the end of I860. He matriculated as a commoner of Jesus College, Oxford, at Michaelmas, 1865, and commenced residence in 1866 ; read for the classical school and was placed in the second class in Moderations. Subsequently he was placed in the first class in nnals at the end of 1869, and was the same week elected a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He also attended lectures at intervals from 1868 to 1870 at the Sorbonne, the College de France, and the Univer- sity of Heidelberg. In 1870 he matriculated at Leipzig, and read under Professors Curtius, Ritschl, Leskien, and Brockhaus. In 1871 he matriculated at Gdttingen, but soon afterwards returned, having been appointed Her Majesty's In- si)ector of Schools for the counties of Flint and Denbigh in May, 1871. He was appointed Professor of Celtic in the University of Oxford