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DEATH OF MR. JOHN LANCASTER.—The death is announced of Mr. John Lancaster, (brother of Mr. Joshua Lancaster, of Mostyn), at Ramsgate on Monday. He was in some respects a remarkable man, and of a type which necessarily gets rarer in this country. Born near Radcliffe, he became in a short time one of the magnates of commerce. He embarked at an early age in the coal trade, and gradually extending his operations he came to be proprietor of the great mines of Nantyglo and Blaina, in Monmouthshire. He lived latterly at Bilton-grange, near Rugby, which he made one of the H shtely homes" of England. Mr. Lancaster took an active interest in politics and sat for some years as a Liberal m.mber for Wigan. He first contested the borough at a bye-election in March, 1866, when he was defeated by a small majority. At the general election of 1868 he was returned, second on the poll, with another Liberal, Mr. Henry Woods. In 1874 he was thrown out, and fighting Wigan again at the last general election he was again rejected. On the 19th June, 1864, Mr. Lancaster was cruising in his steam yacht the Deerhound off Cherbourg, with Mrs. Lancaster, and family and niece on board. The well- known Confederate cruiser, the Alabama, the same morning was sunk by the Federal war steamer Kearsage off Cherbourg, and Mr. I Lancaater and his party witnessed the fight, and were instrumental in saving Captain Semmes and several of the crew of the notorious cruiser.

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