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In Eventful Career

A career, varied, stormy, and somewhat mysterious, has just come to an untimely end in America. Captain Alfred Aylward, a former Fenian, a comrade of Garibaldi, and a leader of the African Boers, died recently at Littleton, in Upper New Hampshire. He was injured by being thrown from a waggon over a precipice a short time ago. He served during the American Civil War on the side of the North. Returning to Ireland he espoused the cause of the Fenians, and afterwards joined the Italian Liberator. He was accused of the attempt on the life of Lord Mayo, and was shot at and wounded while under the suspicion of being an informer. He afterwards went to Afiioa and took a prominent place among the Boers. Almost as soon as he landed among them, when hostilities began, he was taken into the confidence of Joubert, the leader of the Boers, and the result justified his partiality. He knew the temper of the English people, and suggested a corps of crack shots to pick off officers, and the result is well known. From the Transvaal he went to South Africa and Btarted a paper. It was a strong antiBritish organ, and he soon got into trouble with the authorities. They made it so uncomfortable for him that he went back to the Boers. On the departure of Sir Bartle Frere, however, he was permitted to return to Pietermaritzburg. He had been a digger in tho diamond fields, a war correspondent, a soldier, a statesman, and an engineer. Recently Captain Aylward has been engaged in a mining enterprise in New Hampshire, and he was driving down the mountain side when the horses ran away.

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In Eventful Career, Evening Star, Issue 8045, 23 October 1889

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In Eventful Career Evening Star, Issue 8045, 23 October 1889