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Hon Rufus Waples Died Suddenly

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Xbe many frienda of Bufus Waples were gieatly guocked Tnesday eveniag lo learn fchat at 5:20 oclock Ue bad ptssed away. For gome time he has tod troiTble with üis heai-t, wbieh althouiíh serions ditl not Indícate tliat his saii eud was go ncar. Tuesday at"l.wiio(;ii he took a short walk. and pon entering iiis home, üli s. Tbayer atreet, be feil over without a stmggle. Mi-. Waples was a man of unusual afblllty. He was very modest and aniia'ble wirh a uiost lovable dlgpositlon. He was a gentleman of the old school vrith the pollteness that was natural and ïidi assunied. He was oue of tliose v. hom to liave knuwn was a constant msplratlon. A widuw and several sous survive hiin. Kufus Waples was of the sixth generation in this counti-y, eountlng tlie lirsi, Bngllsb emigrant of the name who was one of tlio early settlers oí Da hi u-a iv. He was hora in that state in iS'2'. Twenty-three years later, in 18411. he emigráted to New Orleang, Where he graduated from the law department of the University of Louisiana, and was admitted to the har of the supreme court of that state in SC He began the practlce of his profession with lus bfother, Stephen IXarris W'aples, who was afterward appointed judge of one of the distant eourts ,and was later with Senator appoloted judge of one of tüe district ter of A. ;. Alsworth. a planter of Texas. He contlnued the practlee of law in New Orleans till the beginning of the rebellion, when he returned to Delaware with his famlly and was admitted to the bar there and also to the Phlladelpbla bari He made maiiy speeches in his native state against rebellion and slavery; then went to Washington city ,where he was admitted to the bar of the supreine court of the United Sla les and reinained with 'lis family at the capital till 18(53. President Lincoln, upon the reeommendation of lóyal membera of the New Orleans bar, bui without applicatiou liy Mr. Waples, appointed hiui district attorney i the United Statéa for the eastern district of Unilslana. Returning to New Orleans in May, 1885, hc entered at once ;;:-'ii the dulics of his office. The United States district and circuit eourts remained in i continnally neaTly two years, and he nuniber ui' governnient cases erf unprecedented. Mr. Wapks was a member of the Louisiana convention whieii passed the cinstitution of 1SG8; officlated two years as atturney for the corporation of New Qrleans, and has been Che recipiënt of a nnmber of honors, among them the doctórate of laws. He lemained in ew Orleans praetieIng his professlon for some years. In 1S7S he removed to Ann Arbor. and in April of the following year was admitted to the bar. In politics he was a wiúg, and on the organization of the republican party in Louisiana took au active part in it and was for a time president of the state central corumittee. lie was reared a I'resbyterian and joined the church just before his majority. He helped to forra a Oongregatiooal clmrcli in New Orleans and has since adherecí to that denouiination. He -as the author of a number of 4aw text-books.