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PRINCE'S DEATH.

Francis of Teck.

LONDON, Oct. 22.

Prince Francis of Teck whose condition due to an attack of pleurisy, had been giv- ing grave anxietv for several days suc- cumbed to his illness this morning the an-   nouncement of the death of His Serene Highness being offiicially made shortly   before noon The latest bulletins issued yesterday stated that the Prince had had a more restful day, but the news this morn- ing that he was sinking did not long precede the intimation of his death

The immdiate cause of death was septicaemia following an operation for the removal of the pleuritic effusion Their Majesties the King and Queen were pre- tent at the death bed

An unobtrusive man popular in the army is the I ondon newspapers summing up of the career of Hie dead prince

The funeral will take place at Windsor on Wcdncsda)

Prince Francis Joseph Leopold Fredrick     of Teck who was born at Kensington Palace on January 9 1870 was the second son of the late Duke of Teck and HRH the late Princess Mary Adelaide. He was therefore brother of Queen Mary. Prince treméis adopted a militai) career 'joining in 1800 the 1st Diagoons from which lie retired as major m 1002 He was ADC to the general oflicer commanding at Quetta 1890 07 captain m the Lgv ptian arm) 1807 08 ADC to general oflicer commanding south-eastern district and staff captain re mount establishment Dublin 18M-19Û0 He served m South 4fnca m the remount de nartment 1899 1900 w lth such ability as to be mentioned m despatches and to receive the distinguished service order

Some months ago Pi ince 1 rancis of Teck undertook the gigantic task of raising £20 000 on behalf of the funds of the Mid

diese* Hospital lie tool up his quarters at the hospital and w orked for many weeks from early morning till late at night send ing appeals to cverjbodv he knew and thousands of persons he did not know on behalf of Ins project When he had raised all the required sum except £o00 he fell suddenly ill and had to undergo an opera tion lo clear n passage between the upper jaw and the nose It was a delicate piece of surgen tnd was successfully carried out by Mr Somerville Hastings oral surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital

On being acquainted last night with the news of {lie death of Prince 1 rancis of Tecl Mr Walter Callan private secretary to the Governor General staled that His Ficcllencv lind received no ofhcial intima tion of the sad event and it was not ex Eccted that the official announcement w ould

c lcecived until today The Kings com mands respecting mourning would be con tamed in the official cable message It is considered improbable that there will be any public mourning but it is possible that there may be about 10 da) s full court mourning and 10 days half court mourn ing When the intimation of the death is received it will he known whether or not the period of mourning will interfere w lth Lord Dudle) s arrangements for Cup

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