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CONCERNING PEOPLE.

Hi* Excellency Lord Beaucbamp, Go vernor of Xew South Wales, will leave Sydney for Xcw Zealand on Wednesday next on an extended tour, vrhieh it is ex

pcctcl will la--. until the lint w^ek in Maivh. (-ur fjomion com.«rondent. by cjble mes ?yjc oa .Sunday, imim.itCil that Lord Lam injton. t Governor of tjiietnsland. and Lady Lamin^ton intend to return to Brisbane durius l-Vbruarj'. Our IVrtli com--pomlent telegraphed on Sunday:— 'f-ndy Bras-ey, accompanied by. Lord iiiclurd Neville, l.orxl llindlip. anil 3Irs. Phkenham, arrived at Albany to-day, ami proceeded to Lord Brussey's 'Gobltip' estate, near Katannin;;. 'liiey will leave For Perth by special train on Tue*duy. Tlio Sunbeam, with Lonl Bm#-cy aboard, wa- righted by the Arcadia, and she signalled ?All well.' ' ? 3Irs. Minna Wallmann, relict of the la'.o Mr. Henry F. W. Wallmann, died at her residence, Pultency-street, on Saturday morning. In her scvent--^ighth year, llic deceased lady, who had lived in the same house in Pultency-street for nearly fifty years, left Bremen in the sailing-fhip Herman ran Bek rath on July *2S, 1847, and anived at Port Adelaide on t)ecember 16. She his left four, son*, two daughter*, thirty-two grandchildren, . and seven greatgrand children. Profettfcr Lync, who occupiss the chair of Natural Philosophy at the Melbourne Uni rcrsity, returned to the colonies on Sun lay after an absence of about tweivc month*, by the noil, steamer Himalaya. Fhe Professor undertook the trip mainly for private reasons, but at the request of the Victorian Government be noted anything &f interest that he saw in the course of his travels concerning technical education. He will report on this question on hi* return to Melbourne. On educational matters Pro feuor Lyne had nothing to communicau. The Hon. F. Wright, ^Government Resi lient at Albany, was a passenger by the mail steamer Himalaya, which reached the Semaphore on Monday. He is merely taking the found trip in the steamer. Mr. Connor, i member of the Lower House in the wes tern colony, wo* also a passenger by the tame boat. Lieutenant ColoneW Baker and Austin, on furlough, are making their -way round to China and Japan. Captain Biddies, *rbo u interested in the pearl fisheries in Western Australia, likewise travelled by the Himalaya. The commercial community ms represented on board by Mr. W. H. (Vatt, a member of the firm of Gilchrist, Watt, & Co., and Mr. E. W. Xicholls, one at the principal officers in the Alliance, Marine, and General Insurance Company, ud Mr. Peacock, of the firm of Messrs. Robertson 4- Moffat, soft goods and general merchants, of Melbourne. The. Rev. Dr. Robert Lowry, author of the famous hymn, 'Shall we gather at the river?'' has just died in Xev Jersey. His account of bow the words and music were given to the world is thus related :T-''0ne hot day in the summer of I8St, when an epidemic was sweeping through Brooklyn, Dr. Lowry, then living at that place*, was sitting in his study, thinking of his many friend* and acquaintances who had recent ly died, when the question occurred to him, 'Shall we meet again? ? We arc parting at the river of death. Shall we meet at the river of life*' 'Seating myself at the organ,' Dr. Lowry once -ahL 'simply to give vent to the pent-up emotions of the heart, the words and the music of the hymn began to flow out, as if by inspiration.' ' 'Commissioner' Ridsdel, of the Salvation Army, who has 'had interviews with Kru gcr, shaking at Rochdale, said thut there ought to be no difficulties between the Dutch and the English in the Transvaal. Durinj his residence in South Africa he had an interview with President Kruger. He found the Preadent n very nice old man to talk to. but he oujrht to have gone to heaven three years ago; it would have sav ed him a greit deal oi trouble and anxiety. He ivus a roan who read hU Bible, and knew what he ought to do. The Bible mid that people who knew what they ou?ht to do and do not do it shall be beaten with many »-iripe«. Our London corre.^pordent, by cable mes sage en Saturday, conveyed the intelligence that a young Australian aeiresj, Mi» Alice Simmons, had made successful appearances at the Palace Theatre, London. Mr. Joseph John Candlish, member of Durham County Council, Chairman of other public bodies, and senior partner in the glass bottle manufacturing firm of Messrs. R. CandKih &, Son, at Seaharo Harbour, England, is about to vidt Australia and New Zealand. He will be accompanied by bis wife, an Edinburgh lady, and her niece, Miss Jenny Laing. of Glasgow. The party are expected to arrive at Adelaide, from India, at an early date. They will afterwards proceed to Sydney and Mel bourne. The name Candlish will be familiar to many residents in Australia, especially those whose former homes were in the north of England. The late .Mr. John Candlisb. who was member of the British Parliament for Sunderland, xras our intend ed visitor's uncle. The daughter of Mr. John Candlijh is the wife of Mr. William Allen, who for twenty-six years represen ted the borough of Xewcostle-under-L.vne in the House of Commons. Mr. AUcn re signed ^omc years ago, and with Mrs. Allen and family, except. Mr. William Allen, jun., eldest son, emigrated to New Zealand, where be is engaged in cxieusivc fanning operations. Mr. Allen, jun.. succeeded bU father as Parliamentary rcprc.-eirtative, and still retains the seal. Mr. CandlUhV party will go to New Zealand, Samoa, the Sand wich Islands, and the United States. The dcaih at the ago of seventy- three U announced of Mr. Frederick Charles (Joy der. The deceased gentleman \yas a broiiier of the ktc Mr. (i. W. (Joy der, for many years Surveyor-Gengral of South Australia, and he was well known und highly respect ed a* the landlord oi the I^ord C.irrin?ton Hotel at Katoombu, in the Blue Mountains.

The new .\hyor of Petersburg, Mr. T: H. Chinner,i» one of tne most enterprising busi ness men of that town. For the last eight years he has carried on a large draper)' and outfitting businos?. acd during thU period lias manifested a lively interest in all mat ters pertaining to the u^rd of the town. Mr. Chirtner wm borrt at Angaston. ami wa; educated in the lir-: plate bv Mr. K. P. Xesbrt, and subsequently by the Kite Rev. James Leonard, B.A. After leaving school he entered the employ of Messrs. -J. & ¥.. Hague, »u)rekeeper-, o: Angaston and Tiuro, and remained with tint firm for nearly fourteen year?, in 1S55 he pro ceeded to Ardrossin. where he assisted in the management of two local store-. His next move was to Port Price, where he opened a store on his ouvi account, and after a year'.- *ucveseiul trading there re moved to I'on Piric. then rapidly rising in -importance. There he entered into part nership with hi* cousin. Mr. (.Jeorge Magor, the tinn taking over the extensive bu'icess of Mr. Juliu« Weidenbach. After three years* succcssiul busjne^- operation.'1 the partner:hi|- wj, dissolved, and in October, 1MH. Mr. (.hinner moved io Petersburg. He has tilled the position oi Councillor in t!ie Pi-:er*burg Cor|X)ration for five years, and i* al--i ,i member of the Petersburg -ehool l),:ard of Adviw, which i-osition he lii? occtipietl lor nearly lour years. The c.vtcnt oi* liis ijopularity is indicated by the iiumerutisly Mimed requisition presented to litra, asking him to consent to be nominated lor the Mayoralty.

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