Sir John Pope Hennessy, who won the recent parliamentary election in Kilkenny against the Parnellite party, was born in Cork in 1834, and for many years was the only Irish Catholic Conservative. Anthony Trollope took him foi the original of his character, "Phinea? Finn, the Irish member." In 1867 he entered the colonial service and remained in it for twenty years. When he retired he purchased Rostellan castle, county Cork. In politics he is a "moderate Home Ruler."