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OBITUARY, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914
Tlll-; l.Vi'K J. G. .SLACK. Pr-.pf>'.s-,ur i'.lack is dead. Vi'on! In th-ir of|'.>;.. irnchril n- this morning, i roni Svouart Llaml. the part of the Dominion in vlnVli ho look a. special interest, and whojv lie settled after hi.-, retirement from professional life. .I;-me> Cow Hack was horn in IP.'}:., a i l)i iimtocluy, P, i thshiiv, end was edi:eated at iho Moray House Trainiiiu; ('oilou',.', Dunkelt!, and e.t Edinliuro'n Piiiversil \ . 11' fool-: the de;_;n". ot M.A. in li.Se. in 7 ~OG. and D.~-<-. in L-i'iM. He ue.s <,m> oi' th- fmiudoiT. of ,-Vow and lilaek's tolieoiate cl;t.-sos in Pieatdy place, i .dinhu r;d.. lie waah'o one of the oricuna of the Vdinhnrjdi Xiitute.l: . ' Vield Club. In 1«71 i,-> was elected .mt (.: L"i candidate.- e- | .rolessor oi e.aluial aeiurco :..t tierei', or.-ity of and he came onl al the end nf t ill! I 'i'e ii' in the Kiiip Cliiistian M-Au-ht.id. Prior to that hj. deelined the nroie'-.ors.'i ip of milnra! philosopltv at il\e And-rsonia:! Coil-::-, Glasgow. 1m !S'-1 hj" v.as seleei-d !:■ s the forvernm.•!'.!, io i.eatninin' t" l!ie lu'tvem-'iit f .1' oslaMisiiire-r S'-lK.oi-, cf mines in N e,-, Zealaed. Tn I^''." ) h , IMdili-heil ids vol !•: o\i ■ (.'he|-i.i-'li-\ for the Gnldfield--.' He took „ hand nitii Priii'e-.-(!i- ICtav!. oi Paris, m . la borai in - the i)oniian.'.:anato i-roeess for ihe rsiraetion of -old from its ore=<, Ar a ieaeh.'r a'. :•m nmver-;: ■. Ie- at i..- ill s■ ■ i eminenr ■<-. In his nv. n ma v. somei iine--abnipt but -dwavs ii; ;'.:;.; (lie mdivid in! ie- L-ot his yoiilio m.-n to ■.■■. or!-.. tion. lie nave thorn -otee: bin- ot hi-. own ti]!j;oii;r!iuoss. 7 >!i:injz his l.en-thy o'-i'iipaney of the chair of chemist! v al liio Vnivorsuy of (it a-o - i lie ]io>itiou in which ho made his fame-~ho turned nut hundreds of scholar'., and tliev ate everywhere in the Dominion. TTe retired from this eh.air in .March of lflPi. Though tied cultiva tni- the social i',iiiees. Professor Hiaes was real!-.' a very .sociable man. It was oul of their liki?H.; for the man thai l lie- ..fml.:Ms rnade him inaetieaP'- iho pej".n..nent l)r''sid-. :, n! of the Vnivers.it v I'withiill honor, and attended not onl\- fhe club's matches but el-o the,.- praenoe-. ! 1-; w»s llie o'.iiJnal of '■Jolji h'oss/' Drumtoehi .v'm Austialipn jirofesscir in lan M'Larcn'.'- ' Da-;- of Arid Pan:/ Syne.' He was a Mc-ier Mason, and a learned urn ura'ist, >-,n onen-air man. a t-.vpi.enl Scot, and a ■.■.n" loma n of th" .'earless <ird"r--on" whose menio.-v will live lonjj; in fho hearts of the iienple.
OBITUARY, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914
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