People We Hear About
t.' % 'ArcfaWshop of Adelaide was born on 'November 10, 1846, and . will celebrate his 60th birthday this £ear. ' ' ,<*• Miss Florence Nightingale recently celebrated' the eighty-sixth anniversary of her birth. She is an invalid, confined to her bed in her "house in London,-' where thousands of congratulatory messages -were received. ' . b ' | Mr P McM. Glynn celebrated his slst,birthday on | August ■ 25. He was born at Gort, County Galway, ■, Ireland, and graduated at Trinity College. He was " first elected to the S.A. Assembly in 1887^ ! Mrs. Elizabeth M.' J. Meagfier, widow of general : Thomas ;F. -Meagfoer, who lod the Irish Brigade in ; the Civil War, died on July 5, at her home in Rye, ; Westehester County; of heart disease. ~ . !'"- i 7h7 he * P if S<>p, of Wi lcannia (Right Rev. John Dunne) , celebrated the 19th anniversary of his consecration on August 14. He wiil complete his 60th year- on rSep- ' Member 21, having spent over 35 years in Australia j He is a native of Rhode, King's County.' Mr. Santley's excelleut health enahled him to/appear with success at his thirteenth Triennial Handel Festival. Nor does thirteen times three years' exhaust the- span of his professional* life. JNText year he will celebrate the golden jubilee of his publicity; for he made his first appearance— it was *in Haydn's ' Crea- ' I tion '—in 1857. Martin Sheridan, the Irish- American.' athlete, who beat the Greeks at their own game— throwing ■ " the j discus— has been banq,ueted in New York, in common with the other members -of the Irish-American Olym- v ~pian team. • Mr. Clarke, author of ' Kelly and Burke amd Shea,' wrote a poem which was recited on the occasion. - A cable message received last week stated that Senor Pedro Montt has -been installed- President of Chile to which position he was elected- a few months ago. He is a man of considerable ability, is very popular, and a decided advocate of peace. It is hoped that by -his prudence and tact complications with the neighboring republics will -he avoided during his term o£ office. — ' - Lord Braye, who has just kept his fifty-seventh birthday, is head of an ancient house, and claims to be twenty-first in descent from King Edward 111 A retiring man, with strong views of his own on various subjects, Lord Braye is an excellent scholar and has published a volume of verse. He is also fond of hunting, as Refits a N peer whose' home is in the heart of the shires. Cardinal Raphael Merry del Val, Pontifical . Secretary of State, will enter ,on his forty-secondTyear on "the 10th of next month. He was born in Portinan .Square, London, his father being at, the time Secretary to the Spanish Eta-bassy. He was mostly educated in England, and he speaks the English language fluently, and also Spanish, Italian, French, and German. For a year or two after his ordination he was on the roll of priests belonging to the Archdiocese of Westminster. •-. - . A number of friends and admirers of the late Mr John Augustus O'Shea assembled at Kensal Green' Cemetery,- London, the other day to view the Celtic memorial cross which has been erected over the'grave ' of the distinguished war correspondent. On the pedestal is the inscription :" *In loving memory d John Augustus O'Shea (' The Irish Bohemian '). -Born Nen-ag-h, June 24, 1840. Died London, March 13 '-190G ' Underneath is a verse especially written by ' Mr A P. Graves, who took a leading part in -the erection of the cross. , , . The meeting of representatives of the Society of Jesus in Rome last week for the. purpose of electing a new General reminds us that the late Father Martin was the twenty-fourth Father General and out of that number pnly two visited Ireland Father Martin was one, and the other was . Father Roothao a Dutch Jesuit. The former stayed in' that country only for a short period. Father .Roothan went to .Ireland in 1848, and -visited Maynooth College. , The famous Dr. . Murray, in one of his works, gives an account* of the visit, .and writes very enthusiastically about Father Roothari, and mentions that he -was the 21st General of the Order after St. Ignatiusand was the first to . visit' Ireland. It may be interesting to add that there have foeen five Spanish Generals, eleven Italians, and ' Austria, Poland Roumania, Belgium; and Switzerland furnish the rest.