The Encyclopaedia Britannica; ..A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature . cle onFerns, Vol. IX, pp. 100-107, in this Encyclo-paedia, is from his pen. B.KER, Lafayette C, detective, was bornat Stafford, Genesee County, New York, Oct. 13,1826, and died in Philadelphia, July 2, 1868. Hewas chief of the United States secret service;organized the pursuit of the assassin of PresidentLincoln, and was present at Booths capture anddeath. He was made brigadier-general. HisHistory of the United States Secret Service throwslight on many events of the civil war. BAKER, Os.MoN Cleander, an Am

The Encyclopaedia Britannica; ..A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature . cle onFerns, Vol. IX, pp. 100-107, in this Encyclo-paedia, is from his pen. B.KER, Lafayette C, detective, was bornat Stafford, Genesee County, New York, Oct. 13,1826, and died in Philadelphia, July 2, 1868. Hewas chief of the United States secret service;organized the pursuit of the assassin of PresidentLincoln, and was present at Booths capture anddeath. He was made brigadier-general. HisHistory of the United States Secret Service throwslight on many events of the civil war. BAKER, Os.MoN Cleander, an Am Stock Photo
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica; ..A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature . cle onFerns, Vol. IX, pp. 100-107, in this Encyclo-paedia, is from his pen. B.KER, Lafayette C, detective, was bornat Stafford, Genesee County, New York, Oct. 13, 1826, and died in Philadelphia, July 2, 1868. Hewas chief of the United States secret service;organized the pursuit of the assassin of PresidentLincoln, and was present at Booths capture anddeath. He was made brigadier-general. HisHistory of the United States Secret Service throwslight on many events of the civil war. BAKER, Os.MoN Cleander, an American Meth-odist bishop; born in Marlow, New Hampshire, July 30, 1812; educated at the Connecticut Wes-leyan University; a teacher in the Vermont Wes-leyan Seminary at Newbury in 1834, and itsprincipal, 1839-44. He took a leading part infounding Methodist theological schools; waschosen a bishop of the Methodist EpiscopalChurch in 1852. His treatise On the Disciplineof the Methodist Episcopal Church still has authorityin his denomination. Died at Concord, NewHampshire, Dec. 20, 1871.. BAKER, Sir Samuel White, an explorer andauthor; born in London, England, June 8, 1821.He first became knownto the public by the estab-lishment of a mountaincolony in Ceylon, at New-era Ellia, in 1847, ofwhich an interesting ac-count is given in hisEight Years Wanderingsin Ceylon. In 1861 heorganized at his owncost and conducted anexpedition for the dis--covery of the source of ^>the Nile. In this expe-dition he was accom- sir samuei. white bakhk.panied by his wife. Having reached the junctionof the Atbara with the Nile, he explored thebasin of the Blue Nile, and made his way toKhartum, where he organized a party to explorethe course of the White Nile. He arrived atGondokoro in the spring of 1863, where he metCaptains Speke and Grant, who had started fromZanzibar on a similar quest, and reported hav-ing reached the lake Victoria Nyanza, which theybelieved to be the source of the great river.Bake

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