London, Jan. 7 -- Captain
Frederick Courteney Selous, author and hunter, who accompanied U.S.
President Theodore Roosevelt on his hunting expedition in 1909, has been
killed in action in East Africa.
Selous had world-wide fame as an
African big game hunter and explorer.
He was born in London, England
in 1851. At 20, he left for South Africa, and from 1872 to 1890 traveled
continually all over Central Africa, making a living by elephant hunting
and the collection of specimens.
He next guided a pioneer
expedition into Mashonaland [Zimbabwe]. In 1892 he returned from England
to take part in the Matabele war. He had resided in Africa ever since,
and volunteered for service with the Legion of Frontiersmen. He was the
author of several books.
A sister, Mrs. Selous-Hodges,
lived in Simcoe for a few years, returning to England after the outbreak
of the war.