Theodoras Bailey, an American naval officer, born in New York in 1803. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1818, and was made lieutenant in 1827, commander in 1849, and captain in 1865. In the latter part of 1861 he was ordered to the steam frigate Colorado, with which he participated in the bombardment of the confederate works near Pensacola. In the capture of the Mississippi forts by the squadron of Flag Officer Farragut (April, 1862), he commanded the second division of the attacking force. On the reorganization of the navy in 1862 he was made commodore, and as acting rear admiral succeeded to the command of the eastern gulf blockading squadron, where he was very successful in breaking up blockade-running on the Florida coast. He was promoted to rear admiral July 25, 1866, and in the following October placed on the retired list.
Theodore Boule, a French publisher, born Feb. 23, 1799. In 1833 he founded the Fsta-fette, and owned this journal till 1858, when, after 18 suits against him for stealing articles from as many other journals, it was suppressed by the government. On Feb. 24,1848, he published the Republique, announcing the establishment of a republic previous to the official proclamation to that effect. His establishment was sacked June 13, 1849, by the national guard, and in 1850 he was deprived of his license as publisher. His business became then the property of a joint-stock company, which up to 1852 had already attended to the printing of more than 200 journals. Among the daily and periodical journals with which Boule was connected as printer or proprietor, or in other capacities, were the Revue Britannique (1836), Patrie (1843-'5), Figaro (1855), etc. He has amassed an immense fortune.
Theodore Cesar Muret, a French author, born in Geneva, Jan. 21, 1808, died at Soisy, near Pans, in July, 1866. He was descended from French Protestant refugees, studied at Geneva and Rouen, took his degree of advocate at Paris in 1829, and devoted himself to journalism in the legitimist interest, and to dramatic and general literature. The best known of his vaudevilles in which he had collaborators, are Le medecin de campagne (1838) and Le docteur Saint Brice (1840). He published novels and many pamphlets, some of which, especially La Véritê aux ouvriers, aux paysans, aux soldats (1849), had an enormous circulation. His other works comprise Histoire de Paris (1837; 2d ed., 1851); Souvenirs de l'ouest (1838); Les grands hommes de la France (2 vols., 1838); Histoire de l'armee de Condé (2 vols., 1844); Histoire des guerres de l'ouest (5 vols., 1848); and L'Histoire par le theatre (3 vols., 1864-,5).
Theodore Clapp, an American clergyman, born in Easthampton, Mass., March 29, 1792, died in Louisville, Ky., April 17, 1866. He graduated at Yale college in 1814, studied theology at Andover, and in 1822 became pastor of the first Presbyterian church in New Orleans. In 1834 he adopted Unitarian views and dissolved his connection with the Presbyterian church, but remained pastor of nearly the same congregation as before, organized under the name of the church of the Messiah. He resided in New Orleans through 20 epidemics, including yellow fever and cholera, during which he earned universal esteem by his laborious devotion to all classes of citizens. In 1847 he travelled in Europe; in 1857 he resigned his pastorate on account of ill health; and in 1858 he published a volume of " Autobiographical Sketches and Recollections " of a 35 years' residence in New Orleans.