Johaun Gottlieb Heineccius, a German jurist, born in Eisenberg, Saxony, Sept. 11, 1081, died in Halle, Aug. 31,1741. He was educated at Leipsic and at Halle, where he became professor of philosophy in 1713, and of law in 1721. He went to Franeker in 1723 and to Frankfort-on-the-Oder in 1727, but resumed his professorship at Halle in 1733. His works are very numerous and of great value to the legal student. A collective edition was published at Geneva under the title of Opera ad Universam Jurisprudentiam, Philosophiam, et Litems Humaniores Fertinentia (9 vols. 4to, 1709).
John A Winslow, an American naval officer, born in Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 19,1811, died in Boston, Sept. 29, 1873. He was appointed midshipman in 1827, and commissioned as lieutenant in 1839. He distinguished himself in the Mexican war, and became commander in 1855. In 1861-'2 he was attached to the Mississippi flotilla, and was commissioned captain July 16, 1862. In 1863-'4 he commanded the steam sloop Kearsarge, in which on June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, he encountered and sunk the confederate cruiser Alabama, commanded by Raphael Semmes. For this achievement he was promoted to the grade of commodore. He was subsequently in command of the gulf squadron, of the Pacific fleet, and of the navy yard at Portsmouth, N. II. He became rear admiral in 1870.
John Augustine Smith, an American physician, born in Westmoreland co., Va., Aug. 29, 1782, died in New York, Feb. 9, 1865. He went in 1809 to New York, where he edited the "Medical and Physiological Journal," and-was a lecturer on anatomy in the college of physicians and surgeons. In 1814 he removed to Virginia, and was president of William and Mary college till 1826, when he resigned and returned to New York. He was president of the college of physicians and surgeons from 1831 to 1843, and editor of the "Medical and Physiological Journal." He published "Introductory Discourse at the New Medical College in Crosby Street" (1827); "Select Discourse on the Functions of the Nervous Svs-tem" (1840); "The Mutations of the Earth" (1846); " Monograph upon the Moral Sense, two Discourses " (1847); " Prelections on Moral and Physical Science" (1853); and numerous essays and lectures on moral philosophy, physical science, etc.
John B. Gough, an American orator, born at Sandgate, England, Aug. 22, 1817. He came to America in 1829, and soon after became a bookbinder's apprentice in New York. He became intemperate, and was accustomed to sing and recite in grog shops, where his powers of mimicry and action made him a favorite. He fell into great poverty, but about 1840 took the temperance pledge, and soon began to lecture on temperance, both in America and England. In time he added other subjects, and became a very popular orator. In November, 1873, he recited one of his orations in New York, announcing that this would probably be his last public appearance in that city. He has published his autobiography (1846), and a volume of orations (1854). He resides near Worcester, Mass.