New Zealand Tablet, Rōrahi XII, Putanga 42, 6 Huitanguru 1885, Page 11
" Men of the Time " gives the following concerning Baron O'Hagan, whose death was reported yesterday :—" The Bight Hon. Thomas O'Hagan, born at Dublin in 1810, was educated at the Institution, Belfast, and was called to the Irish bar in 1836. He held for several years the post of .ustistanc barrister for the county of Longford, was appointed SolicitoivGeneral for Ireland under Lord Palmerston's second Administration in 1860, and to the Irish Attorney-Generalship in 1861, and was sworn a member of the Privy Council in January, 1865, when he was appointed a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland. He was member for Tralee from May, 1863, Ull his elevation to the Bench, and supported the Liberal party. On Mr. Glads- tone taking the reins of power, in December, 1868, Mr. Justice O'Hagan was made Lord High Chancellor of
" " 111 I II „, i1,.,i 1,.,^ WJW 1.1., . Ireland, being the first Roman Catholic elevated to that dignity is modern times ; and in Jane, 1870, he was raised to the peerage by the title of Baron O'Hagan. He remained in office until the resignation of Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet in February, 1874, In October 1878, he was nominated one of the commissioners who were entrusted with the duty of giving effect to the Act relating to Intermediate Education in Ireland." ' After being silent for some months, (says the Brute Herald) the Milt >n Pottery bell again sends its tuneful monotone over 'the town. Work bas again commenced under the management o£ Mr. Guy Nevill, nephew of the Anglican Bishop of Dunedin. .There are 6 men and about the same number of boys now employed, bnt it is probable that the number will be shortly increased. The ware being made consists chiefly of tea-pots, butter-crocks, puddingbowls, pie- dishes, acid-bottles, and bread-plates. A different admixture of clay from that latterly in use is being employed, and the ware instead of being yellow will be of a cream cofou* and of superior quality to anything manufactured at the Pottery for. a I6ng time past. At a meeting of the Wellington branch 6f the Irish National League it was decided to raise contribution's towards the payment of the Irish members of the House of Commons. Gilbert, the Irish-American who was arrested on suspicion oE being concerned in the dynamite outrage at the Tower on the 24th ult., was re-examined at Bow street Police Court on Monday. The evidence adduced showed that the prisoner had been in the habit, of frequenting the Tower, and that he had in his possession a loaded detonator. Theinquiry was further adjourned. Lord Wolseley telegraphs to the Horse Guards that the enemy has abandoned Berti, and that place is now occupied by Major-general Earle, who reports that the Nile is most difficult to navigate, but that bis columi are gradually overcoming all obstacles. O' Donovan Hossa was shot and wounded in the streets of New York, on Tuesday, by an Englishwoman. The latter was at once arrested and detained in custody. Italy has occupied Massowah, a seaport town of Abyssinia, situated on the Coast of the Bed Sea. Baron Reay advocates the appointment of Colonial members of tbe House of Lords.