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HE'S GONE TO THE FRONT.

WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

DEATH OF THE MARQUIS OF LOTHIAN.

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DEATH OF THE MARQUIS OF LOTHIAN. We regret to state that the Marquis of Lothian died at noon on Wednesday at his London residence in Grosvenor-square after a prolonged illness. Sir Schoinberg Henry Kerr, K.T., ninth Marquis and Earl of Lothian, Earl of Ancram, Viscount of Briene, Lord Newbottle, Baron of Jedburgh, Baron Ker of Nisbet, Baron Long Newton and Dolphin- ston, and Baron Ker of Newbottle, in the peerage of Scotland and Baron Ker of Kersheugh, County Roxburgh, in the peer- age of the United Kingdom, by which last, title the late peer sat in the House of Lords, was the second son ci the seventh Marquis, and was born on December 2, 1833. Lord Lothian removed his education at Glenalmond, Eton, aHci New Coliege, Oxford, and in 1854 entered the Diplomatic service, his first appointment feeing Attache to the Legation at Lisbon. A few months Wt«w he sa<-ve<i m it siimlar capacity at Teheran, and wkea dlplouaatis relations with Persia were suspended in December, 1855, ke accompanied the mission to Bagdad was transferred to Stockholm in September, 1856, which appointment was subsequently cancelled. He was present during the operations in Persia in 1857, and was at the taking of Mohumra. Lord Lothian was next appointed paid Attache at Athens, April, 1858; was transferred to Frankfort, June, 1850 was appointed in October, 1861, Attache to the Earl of Clarendon's Embassy to Berlin and Konigsfeerg, when he proceeded thither as her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Prussia on the occasion of his Majesty's Coronation; was appointed a Second Secretary October, 1862; was transferred fee Madrid May, 1865; and was Second Secretary at Vienna from June 20 till October 10, 1865. Lord Lothian succeeded his brother in the title and estates in July 1870. From 1887 to 1892 the late Peer was Secretary of State for Scotland, Keeper of the Great Seal, and Vice-President of the Council of Education in Scotland, and from 1887 to 1888 be was Lord Rector of Edinburgh University. He was late Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland, was honorary colonel of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), which battalion he commanded from 1878to 1889, Captain-General of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, President, of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Geographical Society of Scotland, and Knight of Grace of St. John of Jerusalem. In 1865 the marquis married Lady Victoria Alexandrina Montagu Douglas Scott, eldest daughter of Walter, fifth Duke of Buccleuch. He leaves six daughters and a son, Lord Jedburgh, born in 1874, who succeeds to the family honours. His eldest son, the Earl of Ancram, was accidentally killed while shooting in Australia in 1892, and his second son died in infancy.

ONE OF DR. JAMESON'S RAIDERS.

THE SALE OF POISONS.

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