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LONDON. September 10.

The death is announced of Lord Mor ris and Killanin.

J The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Morris *was bom at Galway in: November, 1827. He received his education at Erasmus Smith's College Galway, and at Trinity Colle&e, Dublin, where he graduated in 1847, First Senior Moderator and Gold 'Medallist. He was called to the Bar in Ireland in June, 1849, and made a "Queen's Counsel in February,' 1863. He was High Sheriff in 1849-50, and held office as Recorder of Galway from 1857

to 1865. The representative of one of the old families known as the "Tribes of Galway," he was first elected as one of the Members in Parliament of the borough of Galway on Independent principles in July, 1865, having polled 90 per cent of the electors, and he was twice re-elected without opposition, on his appointment as Solicitor-General   for Ireland (July 1866) and Attorney General. (Nov. 1866) in Lord Derby's Government, and retained the seat un

til he was raised to the Bench as one of the Judges of the Common Pleas in Ire land in 1867, when he was succeeded in the representation of Galway by his brother. He served as a member of the Royal Commission to inquire into Primary Education in Ireland in 1868, I869 and 1870, and became a Commiss ioner of National Educatin in 1868. and a member of the Senate in the

Royal University. He was appointed Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1875 and in 1889 was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the room of the late Lord Fitzgerald, which post he vacated in 1900. He was creat ed a baronet in August, 1885 and in 1890 was raised to the peerage, as a "Peer for Life" under the name, style and title of Lord Morris of Spiddal,

Co. Galway.