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OBITUARY.

LORD FURNESS. . j United Press Association—By Electrio Telegraph—Copyright. (Received November 11, 10 a.m.) LONDON, November 10. The death is aiuioiniced of Lord Fineness of Grant-ley, in- liis sixty-first year. (Tho lute Lord Furnesa, better known as Sir Christopher Furness, was born at West Hartlepool on April 23, 1852, aiid was educated privately. He was a shipowner, shipbuilder and en-gine-buil-dei') and was the head of the well-known firm of Messrs Furness, Whitby and Co., and the "Furness Lino" of steamers. Ho was Liberal member for Hartlepool from 1891 to 1895, and from 1900 to 1910. In 1910 ho was re-elected, but was unseated on petition, and two years ago was raised to the Peerage, with the title of Lord Furness of Graiitley. He is succeeded by his son, the Marmaduke Furness, who was born m 1883). MR A. R. BARCLAY. [Fiton Obr Correspondent.3 DUNEDIN, November 11. Mr A. 11. Barclay, formerly a member for a Dunedin seat, died to-day. (The late Mr Alfred. Richard Barclay was born on August 8, 1659, and was consequently in tho fifty-third year or his age at the time of his death. He was educated at tho Timaru Public School, Christ's College, Christchurck, and the Otago University, where Jie graduated as Bachelor of Arts in 1878, and six years later became a Bachelor of Laws. Choosing the law as a profession, he was called to the Bar in lbß7, and soon won a considerable practice. In 1899 he first sought i>olitical honours, when he became a candidate lor Dunedin City, which then returnedthree members, in the advanced Liberal interest. His fellow Liberal candidates were the Hon J. A. Millar, now Ministor of Railways, and Mr J. F. Arnold, who represented a division of the city from that time till the recent general election. Against the Liberal trio was arrayed a solid Conservative phalanx, with the celebrated Mr M. J. S. Mackenzie at their head. TJie tide of Liberalism in tho southern capital was then strong, and the "Liberal three" were returned, Mr Barclay being third on the poll, defeating Mr Scobie Mackenzie by upwards of 600 votes. During that Parliament Mr Barclay soon came into prominence on account of his vehement speeches. At the general election in 1902, when Mr H. D. Bedford came to the front with a bound, political affairs were somewhat complicated, and the result was that the young- orator headed the -poll as an Oppositionist, with Mr J. A. Millar and Mr J. F. Arnold as his colleagues, Mr Barclay occupying fourth place. At the general election in 1905 Mr Barclay, t-lie city having in the meantime been subdivided into single electorates, decided to stand for Dunedin North, the seat also selected by Mr Bedford. The struggle was a keen one, but when the numbers were announced it was found that Mr Barclay headed the poll bv 515. In the 1905-8 Parliament Mr fiarclay shpwed a considerable amount of independence, and ultimately broke away from the Liberal Party and associated himself with the Labour Party. At the general election ho again stood for Dunedin North, but he had not tho whole-heart-ed support of tho Liberal Party, hut nevertheless he headed the first poll, but, not securing an absolute majority of the votes cast, a second ballot was rendered necessary, and the result was that his Conservative opponent, Mr G. M. Thomson, won tho seat by a raajority of six votes. A petition was lodged against the return of the successful candidate, but was unsuccessful, although the slender majority announced by the returning officer was further whitled down. At the last election Mr Barclay announced his candidature for Dunedin North, but after he had started a strenuous campaign his health failed, and, following the orders of his medical adviser, ho retired. For many years Mr Barclay was leoturer on constitutional history and law at the University of Otago, and was Clerk of Convocation for a considerable period. He occupied mnjiy position's on various public bodies and societies, such as tho Athenasuni Committee, the Public Library Association and the Fabian Society.)

DAVID HANDISIDES. The death is announced of Mr David Handisides, of Lincoln Road, Spreydon, who passed away at his residence there on Friday, at the age of sixty-four years. Mr Hojidisides took a deep interest in politics and was an activo member of the Liberal Party in the early "nineties." . MR J. K. LOGAN. News has been received in "Wellington of the death at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, of Mr J. K. Logan, formerly Superintendent of Telegraphs in New Zealand, aged sixty-nine. Mr Logan joined the service in 1865, and was appointed superintendent in 1894. He received the Imperial Service Order in 1909, and shortly after retired. (The late Mr James Kennedy Logan, for many years Superintendent of Electric Lines, was bom at West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland, on May 8, 1844, and was educated at the Parish School and at Chalmers's Private Academy, Paisley. At the age of twelve vears he joined the British and Irish llugnetic Telegraph Company's service at Paisley as telegraphist, and later bocame officer-in-charge of various Ma-t-ions in Scotland, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. In Juno, 1804, he severed his connection with the company on leaving for New Zealand. Arriving in Dunedin towards the closo of that year, lie. joined the construction party under the Provincial Government, and assisted in erecting the overland line from Dunedin to Ohristclmrch. In May of the following year he entered tho Dunedin office as assistant, the clay commemorating the opening of the line from 1 nvercargill to Christchurcn. Tn September, 1870, ho was appointed Superintendent of Tele.gniphs under the Provincial Government, and during tlio timo ho held thin position erected the lino through the goldfields to Queenstown, and had charge of this line, including Milton, Lawrence, Roxburgh, Alexandra, Clyde, Gromwell, Arrov/town and Queonstown. The line was taken over by the General Government in December, "1869, when Mr Logan was appointed Inspector for the Dunedin district under the General Government. In 1894 lie was appointed Superintendent of Electric Lines for the whole State, and continued to fill this important position till a short time aasu ,w|*w

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OBITUARY., Star, Issue 10615, 11 November 1912

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