Rear Admiral Belknap.
WASHINGTON, April 7—A dispatch was received at the navy department today from Key West, announcing the death of Rear Admiral George Eugene Belkanp, U. S. N., retired. Death occurred of apoplexy. Deceased was detailed for duty in the execution of certain plans proposed by the general board for establishing a naval base. He will be buried at Brookline, Mass.
Admiral Belknap was born in Newport, N. H., January 22, 1832, was appointed midshipman in 1852 and in 1889 was made rear admiral, and retired January 22, 1894. He was in fighting service in China at the capture of the barrier forts in 1856, and served throughout the civil war, participating in the bombardment of forts and batteries in Charleston harbor and in both fights at Fort Fisher. In 1873 while on the steamer Tuscorora [sic], making deep-sea soundings in the North Pacific, his discoveries concerning the topography of the ocean's bed were recognized by scientists the world over. He was senior officer at Honolulu, at the time of the disturbances during the election of King Kalakaua. Admiral Belknap was the author of several nautical works, had been honored by leading scientific societies in Europe and America, was given the title of LL. D. by Dartmouth college in 1894, and belonged to numerous patriotic societies.
Mrs. Sarah Leonard.
Mrs. Sarah Leonard, 75 years old, wife of Hugh Leonard, died yesterday afternoon after a brief illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Armstrong, 522 Winebiddle avenue, East End. Mrs. Leonard was born in Ireland and came to the United States when a young woman. She married Hugh Leonard. For the past few years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Armstrong, wife of former Police Magistrate J. H. Armstrong. She was a member of the Seventh United Presbyterian Church.
Anton Krut, Sr.
Antone [sic] Krut, Sr., 73 years old, resident of the Southside, is dead at his residence, Amanda and Mt. Oliver streets. Mr. Krut was at the head of the firm of A. Krut & Son. He had been associated with the German Savings and Deposit bank for 20 years, and was a director of that institution for the past 12 years. Mr. Krut was born at Neider Schafersheim, Alsace-Loraine [sic], in 1830. He came to Pittsburg in 1849. Mr. Krut was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church.
Mrs. Mary Peebles.
Mrs. Mary Peebles, 79 years old, widow of George Peebles, one of the oldest and wealthiest residents of the Twenty-second ward, died last evening at her home, 7508 Penn avenue, after a short illness of acute rheumatism. Deceased had been a resident of the East End for many years and her husband was the owner of a large area of valuable property in what is now the Twenty-second ward of Pittsburg. Peebles street, which divides Wilkinsburg from Pittsburg, took its name from the family.
Ludwig Schmidt, 60 years old, is dead at his home, No. 1 Tremont alley, Troy hill, Allegheny. He was born in Germany and came to this country when 8 years old. During the Civil war he enlisted in Company G, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania volunteers and served under General Sigel. He also served in the Eleventh corps under General Fremont. He was a member of Most Holy Name Roman Catholic Church.
TOWANDA, Pa., April 7.—Judson Holcomb, the first Republican to be elected to the State Legislature from Bradford county, is dead here aged 84 years. In 1854 he was elected to the Legislature as a Whig, and was reelected as a Republican on the formation of that party.
He served as index clerk of the House of Representatives at Washington from 1863 to 1894. He was one of the founders and for 20 years the editor of the Bradford "Republican."