EX-KING OF SAXONY.
LONDON, February 18.
The death occurred to-day, at the age of 67 years, of Friedrich August III., the former King of Saxony, which is now one of the German Federated States.
Friedrich August, a son of the late King George and Queen Marie Anne, was born at Dresden In 1865, and suc- ceeded his father, who died in 1904. He renounced the throne, however, in 1918. In 1891 he married Louise, a former Archduchess of Austria, but divorced her in 1903. After his renunciation of the throne the ex-king lived at Brussels.
Sir John A. Corcoran, K.B.E., died yesterday at the age of .70 years (states a London cablegram)'. Sir John held many important positions in the War Office, including those of Director of Army Contracts and Assistant Under- secretary of State for War, until his retirement in 1925, upon his appointment as Director of the National Union of Manufacturers.