Obituary

John Rayner Edmands.

John Rayner Edmands, S.B., assistant in the Astronomical Observatory, died yesterday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Edmands after receiving his degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was appointed an assistant in the Observatory in 1883. For a number of years he had full charge of the public time service of the Observatory, until that department was given up some year ago.