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O'CONNOR— O'FLANAGAN.

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dent. To the exMbitions lie has been a large contributor. He is Art Director of "Picturesque Can- ada/' a publication now being issued in Toronto, elaborately illustrated. O'CONNOR, Thomas Power, M.P., born at Athlone, co. Ros- common, in 1848, was educated first in the College of the Immaculate Conception, Athlone, and afterwards in the Queen's College, in which he graduated in the degrees of B.A. and MA. He adopted journalism as a profession, and tdter three years* connection with the Dublin press, came to London in 1870. He first obtained an engagement on the Daily Telegraph, and was afterwards employed on several other London journals. He published, in 1876, the first volume of a biography of the late Lord Beaconsfield, under the title of " Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield," but afterwards changing the method, brought out a complete Life of the then Premier, in a single volume, entitled " Lord Beaconsfield, a Biography." The work received general praise for its literary merits and research, but, as it took a very unfavourable view of the Conservative leader, its conclu- sions met with a widely diflferent re- ception from Liberal and Conserva- tive critics. Mr. O'Connor was elect- ed member for the town of Galway at the general election of 1880, and soon became one of the most active and prominent members of the party led by Mr. Pamell. He was one of the Executive of the Land League, both in England and Ire- land. In Oct. 1881, he set out for the United States, and lectured on the Irish cause to large gatherings in nearly all the great cities, during a tour which eidbended over seven months, and raised a large sum of money. In 1883 he was elected President of the "Irish National League of Great Britain." He has edited a " Cabinet of Irish Litera- ture," and has written a large number of tales, essays, and maga- ^e artiple^t

ODLING, William, M.B., F.R.S., bom Sept. 5, 1829, in Southwark ; was educated at private schools ; and for the medical profession at Guy's Hospital . He graduated M. B . of the University of London in 1851 ; was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1859 ; and Presi- dent of the Chemical Society in 1873. He was appointed Demon- strator of Chemistry at Guy's Hos- pital in 1850 ; Lecturer on Chemis- try at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1863; Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution in 1868; Waynflete Professor of Chemistry in the University of Oxford, June 17, 1872 ; and elected a Fellow of Worcester College on the following day. Mr. Odling, who is highly distinguished as a scientific chemist, is the author of a " Manual of Chemistry," 1861 ; "Lectures on Animal Chemistry," 1866 ; "Course of Practical Chemis- try," 1876 ; and of various scientific memoirs, especially on chemical theory. The University of Leyden conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Mathematics and Physics in Feb. 1875. He was British Judge of Awards for Che- mical Manufactures at the Phila- delphia International Exhibition of 1876.

O'FLANAGAN, James Rodebick, M.R.I.A., was born Sept. 1, 1814, in Fermoy barracks, co. Cork, and is the eldest son of Captain O'Flan- agan and Eliza, daughter of W. Gmssan, of Mount GlSsan, in that county. He received his education at Fermoy School, was called to the bar of Ireland in 1838, and went the Munster circuit. In 1846 Mr. O'Flanagan was appointed a Crown Prosecutor for the City of Cork. After travelling on the Continent, Mr. O'Flanagan's " Impressions at Home and Abroad " was published at London in 2 vols., 1837. He joined the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1843, and re^d an essa^, which ei;-