Charles Farrar Browne, an American humorist, born at Waterford, Me., April 26, 1834, died at Southampton, England, March 6, 1867. He became a printer, and worked at his trade in Maine, in Boston, and finally in Cincinnati, where he became reporter for a weekly newspaper. In 1858 he wrote for the paper a letter purporting to come from a travelling showman, signing it with the nom de plume of Artemus Ward, which he afterward made so well known. In 1860 he went to New York, and became editor of " Vanity Fair," a humorous publication; after the failure of which he turned his attention to lecturing, his first lecture being delivered Dec. 23, 1861. His lectures were humorous in form, and their effect was enhanced by his quaint manner of delivery. In 1862 he published his first book, " Artemus Ward: His Book," which was followed by three other volumes, in 1865, '66, '67. In 1866 he went to England, where he lectured with success, and became a contributor to "Punch." He died there of consumption.