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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4



On the 25th August, at Sydney, Mrs Henry Heron (« Australie » ), a well-known writer of prose and verse.

On the 19th September, at London, Dion Boucicalt, a celebrated actor and dramatist, in his 68th year.

A Paris telegram records the death of Alphonse Kerr, one of the most delightful writers of poetry and fiction that France has produced during the present century.

The death of Canon Liddon, in his 71st year, is reported by cable. As an exegetic writer he earned well-deserved fame; but was chiefly distinguished as an intellectual and powerful preacher—one of the greatest, if not the greatest, in Great Britain.

We regret to record the death, on the 10th inst., after a brief illness, of Mr Maitland F. Storer, of the Wellington firm of Storer, Meek and Co., importers. Mr Storer, who was until recently travelling representative of Messrs Lyon and Blair, was well known and esteemed in the trade.

The Northern Advocate of 6th September writes:—It is with great regret that we chronicle the death of Mr David Munro, of Waipu. He was well known as a newspaper correspondent, and a thoughtful and trenchant writer. He was a good deal of the Bohemian—warm-hearted, genial, and an upright man.

News from home records the death, at Sydenham, at the age of 80 years, of Mr Hugh Carleton, an accomplished scholar and musician, for many years editor of the Southern Gross in the early times. He was a member of the Provincial Council, and for some time Provincial Secretary. In 1854 he was elected to the first Parliament as representative of the Bay of Islands constituency, and held the seat until the general election of 1870. During the whole period, except the first session, he was Chairman of Committees.

The death of Alexander Chatrian was reported by cable on the 5th inst. He was born in Soldatenthal (Department of the Meurthe) was a teacher, and became acquainted with Erckmann in 1847, and the pair composed together a number of tales and dramatic pieces. In 1859, after repeated failures, they launched « L'illustre Docteur Matheus. » This proved a success, and was followed by numerous other works which charmed the world and brought fame and fortune to the authors. Chatrian's colloborateur was a law-student.