land, in 182, and in very early youth came to Canada, and located at Shakspeare, Perth County, Out. He was educated at the Normal School, Toronto, and afterwards while teaching studied classics under the late Rev. Wm. Robertson, A.M., at Chesterfield, Out. After this he at-tended the Hamilton Collegiate Institute a short time, and then Toronto University, where he held the first Blake Scholarship in constitutional law and civil polity in 1878, obtained the degree of B.A. in 1879, and while Latin master of the Canadian Literary Institute, Woodstock, in 188o, obtained the degree of Dl. A. He then studied law at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, from 1881 to 1884, and commenced the practice of law at Woodstock in 1884, where he has since remained, having succeeded in gaining the confidence of his clients, and building up a steadily in-creasing and lucrative practice. '\Ir. Smith is a Liberal in politics, and an ardent Free Trader. He is a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, and secretary of the Woodstock Mechanics' Institute.