Mb. William Kelly, M.H.R., is in town at present. Mr. R. S. Bush, S.M., arrived from Whangarei last night. The Very Rev. Charles Marryat, Dean of Adelaide, will act as Anglican Bishop of Adelaide till Dr. Kennion's successor is appointed. Mr. David Carter, of the Union S.S. Company's Auckland office, left by the Taviuni, for a trip to the Islands, last night. Among: the passengers by the Takapuna, for New Plymouth, yesterday, was Mr. H. Weston, of the Taranaki Herald, who has been on a flying visit to Auckland. It is stated that two residents of Wellington have dropped in for legacies. Mr. Rotherman, an Evening Post employee, has been left £1000 by a considerate relative at Home, and a tailor's cutter in a Cuba-street firm has just received a legacy of £5000.
Lord Sudely had a nasty experience recently while camel riding at Coolgardie. He opened his umbrella when safely mounted on his camel, and was gazing around when the astonished camel started, shied, and landed him on the ground. Fortunately he was nob hurt. Dr. Talmage, who was an intimate friend of the preceding Earl of Kintore, told an Adelaide reporter that the earl's father was " one of the loveliest and best men" he had ever met. Dr. Talmage parted company with him in the streets of London at two j'clock one morning, after they had visited two midnight; charities. When Dr. Talmage returned to bis hotel he remarked to his wife : " I will never see him on earth again. He is too good to live, and is just ripe for heaven." Mrs. Hogan, an old resident of South Australia, died the other day, at the age of 77. She arrived in Adelaide with her husband, who is a mason by trade, in 1854, and with him and their young family cam? to Mount Gambier at the end of 1858, 36 years ago, and resided there till her death. The deceased had suffered a long illness. She leaves her husband (who has thus been bereaved after 55 years together), two sons (both of whom are at present living in New South Wales), and one daughter (Mrs. A. Jaegar, of Mount Gambier). She also leaves numerous grand-children." Mr. William Geoffrey Pennyman, who has just succeeded Mr. Arthur Galton as private secretary to His Excellency Sir Robert Duff, was born in Ormsby, Cleveland, Yorkshire, in 1870. He was educated at the Charterhouse School, and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in December of last year. Mr. Pennyman came to Australia six months ago, and has been travelling over the country the whole time, save a brief period in March last, when he wasa guest at Sydney Government House. Mr. Pennyman's acceptance of the appointment was first made in Sydney, he having no idea of filling such a position when leaving England. Among the passengers who arrived by the Monowai on Saturday was Mr. E. F. Broad, general manager of the Kauri Timber Company, who has returned from Melbourne, where he has been in consultation with the directors. While there Mr. Broad was appointed superintendent in addition to that of general manager of the company. The position entails large responsibility, and will give more scope for the energy which he has already displayed in his capacity as general manager. The appointment is a popular one with the employees. In connection with the new duties Mr. Broad will have to visit Australia every six months.