Rear-Admiral Beaumont, who has been appointed to the Australian station, is a passenger hy the mail steamer Oroya, which reached Fremantle yesterday. The admhal goes on to Sydney.
The Hon. L. O'Loughrhi, Oomsnissionier of Crown Lands, was one of the speakers at the lunicheon om board the Grosser Kur furit in, Sydney on Monday last. In sup- porting the topst of "The New South Wales Ministry," he said the colonies were now .welded into one people pohtieally, and 'they must all admit that the Governr ment oi New South Wales, in celebrating the advent of the Commonwealth, had nobly done its part. Great credit was due to Srr William Lyme and tx> his Ministry for the welcome which had been extended to the visitors frcim ¿he other States of the Union. They also owed a deep debt of gratitude to the Nord-deutseher Lloyd Com- pany for entertaining them on board its splendid ship in the way it had dome. Mr. P. MoM. Glynn, MJP., spoke in support of the toast "Success to the Nord-deutscher Lloyd."
Has Excellency the Governor has appoint- ed Lord Richard Nevill to be honorary cap- tain in the South Australian Military
The Hon. F. W. Holder (Premier), the Hon. J. H. Gordon (Attorney-General), and .the Bon. L. O'Loughhn (Commissioner of Crown Lands), who have been attending the Sydney célébrations, returned to Ade- laide by taie Melbourne express on Thurs- day morning.
The South Australian Company has ap- pointed Mr. H. P. Moore as manager, in succession to the late Mr. H. Y. Sparks. Mr. Moore, who is accountant at the Ade- laide branch of the Bank of Australasia, is a son of the late Dr. Moore, of Adelaide, and is in his 41st year. He received his education at St. Peter's College, and in due course entered the service of the bank mentioned, in which for 20 years he has beeh employed. In addition to the posi- tion he now 'holds Mr. Moore has man- aged the branches at Mount Barker and Strathalbyn.
Mr. W. Cate, of the Customs Depart- ment, Port Adelaide, on Thursday proceed- ed to Port Pirie, where he will caary on the duties of sub-collector until the appoint- ment of a successor to the late Captaun li. B. Williams, Who died on Sunday last.
Mr. Henniker Healton passed through Adelaide en route for the mail steamer on Thursday morning.
Among those who_ returned from Sydney on Thursda}- morning were the *Hon. J. Warren, Mr. E. Cooke (Commissioner of Audit), Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. DeanfDr. R. H. Marten, and Mr. T. G. Ellery (town clerk of Adelaide).
Mr. K. R. Garran, C.M.G., is expwted to assist Mr. R. E. O'Connor in the draft- ing of Bills for submission bo the Common- wealth Parliament in its first session. It is suggested that Mr. Ganan may be ap- pointed Parliamentary draughtsman.
The Rev. T. Y. Huston, formerly of Moama, New South Wales, has entered upon 'his work as assistant curate to the Rev. A. W. Clampett, M.A., rector of Mitcham. Mr. Huston will assist the rector in 'tfie work at St. Michael's, Mitcham, and at tít. Columba's, Hawthorn, and is an- nounced, to* preach on Sunday afternoon in St. Columba's, and on Sunday evening in
Mr. W. J. Genders, of Tasmania, died mt Launceston ou Thursday at the age of 37, from heart dis- ease. JHe was an ex-alderman of the city, president of the Chamber of Com- merce, and one of Launceston's delegates to the recent conferences in connection with the-Cliaatíbers of Manufactures.
Mrs. John Cosgrove, better known in the theatrical profession as Flo. Dillon, died somewhat suddenly on Thursday. The de- ceased lady was a daughter of the Rev. Dr. Henry Belcher, rector of Lewes, Sus- sex, and was an actress of considerable merit, having been in Bland Holt's Com- pany with her husband, Mr. John Cos- grove, who is now appearing with a com- pany at the Cremorne Gardens, Adelaide. The funeral is announced to leave the Grand Coffee-Palace, Hindley-street, this morning. Mrs. Cosgrove had appeared in "The Circus Girl" only a few nights ago. Owing to her death the Cremorne Gardens closed on Thursday evening.
Miss Amy L: Burleigh, aged 33, who was trained at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Lon don, was on Thursday n.ght appointed mat non of the Melbourne Hospital. At the mvte of her application she was assistant matron at the London Hospital for Chest Diseases, and is «aid to have a special ap- titude for training nurses. The last tihree candidates -left in were Miss Burleigh, Mjss Jane Walsh,, of Newca-Jble, New South Wales, and Mass Mulholland, of Bathurst. Eventually Miss ^Burleigh beat Mhss Walsh on the casting-vote of the chairman.
Mr. W. D. C. Donovan, at a meeting the other night at Bendigo >ioid a story c2 Sir John Quick's boyhood. A visitor to one ol the Bendigo manes happened to notice some shorthand jdhaiucters on a post, and asked tihe manager Wiio had written them. The manager pointed to a small battery .boy, explaining that he was a'atudent of "the winged art," whidh was, in 'those days, a rare accomplishment in the colonies. The visitor exclaimed, "The 'boy who can learn I áhonJhand under such disadvantages is sure to make 'his mark. He will be heard of in the filbure." The ¡lad in question waa the present Sir John Quick. Mr. W. G. Blackhaim ako related some interesting in- cidents of Sir John Quick's early life. Many years ago, he said, the present knight wa» engaged under Mr. Blackham, at the Benct.go "Independent'* office. Olten after iworking hard all night till the break of day, instead of going to 'bed, he u=ed to be lound in the Camp Reserve studying his law
The Wellington' correspondent of the Melbourne "Argus'' gives some particulars as to the personnel of the New Zealand Royal Commission, whose ten members in April or May next will visit Australia to enquire into the question of federation witn the Commonwealth of Australia. By far the ablest and most interesting member is Mr. C. C. Bowen. He was Minister for Justice and Education from 1874 to 18771, and will long hold an honored place in New Zealand history as .the author of the Edu- cation Act. He is¡ a relative of the late Lord Justice Bowen, and is himself a man of ripe scholarship' and culture. No better choice could have-been made of a commis- sioner to approach the subject from what may be termed its constitutional and his- torical aspect. Captain Russell, another member, is weU known as leader of the Opposition in New Zealand. Colonel Pitt is a lawyer in practice in Nelson, and a volunteer officer, who went home in charge of the Jubilee Contingent. Major Steward is another volunteer officer, a journalist by profession, who was Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Parliament ot 1891-4. Mr. John Millar is one of the labor members in the House of Representatives. Mr. Reid has recently retired from the of- fice di ¡Solicitor-General. Mr. T. W. Leys is editor of the Auckland "Star." Mr. John Roberts is a leading Dunedin mer- chant, who was president of the exhibition held in that town in 1890. He is a man whose opinion is regarded as of some weight in the commercial world. Mr. M. Beauchamp is a Wellington merchant, and Mr. C. Luke is an ironfounder, carrying on business in the same city.
Among the applicants for old age pen- sions in Ballarat is "Matt Hardy," an in- mate of the local benevolent asylum, who in the early days of the diggings was well
known as a professional pugilist. Harry Sellars was one of Hardy's unsuccessful opponents in «the ring, and the encounter wi-dh hum was witnessed by scores of gold seekers who played a prominenlr part in the Eureka Stockade troiibles. Hardy is now very decrepÎD, and his hands and îeet are distorted by rheumatic gout.
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A meeting of the committee wmch re- cently sent an address of sympathy from Sydney to Captain Dreyfus took place on Tuesday morning. Some delay had oc- curred in the transmission of the address to Captain Dreyfus, and the subscribers were called together for the purpose of hearing a letter read, which had been re- ceived by Miss Belle Golding (hon. secre- tary and treasurer), acknowledging its re- ceipt. ' The following is a copy:-"July 21, 1900.-To Mdlle. Belle Golding-Madam Monsieur Labori has forwarded to us a great number of addresses which had been sent to him for us; as we are travelling we have mot as yet mode ourselves acquainted ?with their contents; but we feel deeply this
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mark of interest and sympathy from your fellow-citizens, whom we thank profoundly. Accept, madam, the assura^e of our dis- tinguished regards. - Yours, L. Dreyfus." Mr. A. H. McCulloch spoke on the subject of Captain Dreyfus's treatment, and sug- gested a scheme by which liis innocence might be clearly proved to the world.
One of the chaplains who are accompany- ing the Imperial troops during their Aus- tralian tour is the Rev. R. W. Allen, sec-
retary of the Army and Navy Committee. ' Mr. Allen came out as chaplain to the de- clared Wesleyans, who are connected with the guard. There are about 50 Wesleyans. i Mr. Allen has been gazetted as a first-class chaplain, ? and holds the rank of a full
The first woman barrister in France, Mdlle. Chauvin, will shortly malee her de- but in a lady friend's divorce suit. Mdlle. Chauvin is a woman of great courage and undoubted ability, who has fought her way to a high place in her profession. She is à fuity qualified Doctor of Laws. i