NEW SOUTH WALES.
Bydnby, M»y 17 Lord Carington absolutely deniei that he intends resigning the Governorship of New South Wales. " Truth" states that it is probable the Bishopric of Sydney, rendered vacant by the acceptance by Dr Barry, of the coadjutorship see of Rochester, will not be filled up for a year, and that the Right Rev Samuel Thornton, D.D., Anglican Bishop of Ballarat, is seeking preferment m England. It is reported that Sherington Alexander, formerly of Australia, is the j anonymous donor of ;£i 00,000 for ' the establishment of the National Portrait Gallery referred to by the Marquis of Salisbury m the course of his speech at the Exhibition on the 7th May. Mr John Blackett, recently appointed Consulting Engineer m London to the Government of New Zealand, has assumed the.duties of his position. Government have received information that the woman upon whom the man Buttner committed a criminal [assault^ for which he was sentenced to death, is of bad repute. The woman has confessed to having encouraged Buttner, and Government have therefore decided to commute the death sentence.
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