Miss Gertrude Concannon, whose vocal recital in (Sydney excited such warm en thusiasm, returned to Maryborough, her native town, last week, accompanied by her father, Mr. T. Concannon. On Tuesday night, assisted by her two talented sisters and other local artists, she gave a recital
in the Town Hall, and was received with acclaim. Under Madame Christian's tui tion, she has developed a rich lyric soprano voice of first quality and purity. The hall was crowded for the occasion, and at the conclusion the big stage was literally cov ered with flowers. It was a veritable tri umph for the young vocalist, and her fu ture career will be carefully followed by many friends. The electric light will be turned on about the end of June or early in July. The poles and wires are erected in the main streets, and many premises have already got the necessary fittings installed. To defray the heavy expense incurred by the Sisters of Mercy in having the chapel at St. Michael's Convent extended, and other urgent renovations attended to, the Rev. Father Brady called a meeting of the ladies of the parish last Sunday. It was decided to organise a grand fete. The various stalls were allotted, and active workers are already getting busy. Every effort should be made to equal, if not eclipse, the magnificent results attained at a similar function held last year for the Christian Brothers' school debt. A sad fatality occurred at Bidwell on the 17th inst., the victim being Vincent Cecil Kiubacher, aged 20 years. He went out with a spring cart to cut some cane tops, and as his return was overdue, his brothers made a search, and Were horrified
UU illlU. bUUH UlUbli.UA JJ11111UU. UJ1UC1 U11U U\J turned cart,, with 'the horse, still in the shafts, lying on its back. The unfortunate youth was unconscious when removed, and died shortly afterwards. A post mortem revealed that the neck was dislocated. De ceased was of a bright disposition, and very popular. An ex-pupil of the 'Chris tian Brothers, and a member of the II.A.C.B. Society, his funeral was largely attended.— B.I.P. It was generally expected '^hat the long spell of dry weather would have adversely affected the entries for the annual show of the Maryborough P. and A. Society. The entries, however, are only 15 below last year, when a record for the society was aehievod. An attractive feature on this occasion should be the district exhibits, for which there are three competitors. The show will extend- over four days, the con cluding day being devoted to camp draft ing and other ring events. It is evident that the hotelkeepers are confident of a record attendance, for the sale of the booth privilege realised no less than £115. Stellmach's tea rooms', Adelaide-street, were the scene of a pleasant little social gathering, when the members of the (-,- thclic Ladies' Sewing Guild assembled to make a presentation to Miss Eooncy, who had been the lion, secretary of the guild since its inception, but for various reasons found it necessary to resign the position. After afternoon tea had been partaken of, the president Mrs. F. Fraser, in a few well-chosen words, presented Miss Rooney, on behalf of the guild, with a handsome sunshine purse, as a slight token of appre ciation. She eulogised Miss Rooney 's ser- vices in the' past, and regretted very much that she could not see her way to con tinue. Miss Roonoy suitably responded, and said that her work had always been a labour of love; and, although she was resigning the secretarial work, she would still remain a member of the guild, and as sist them whenever possible. She wished the guild and its new secretary, Miss L. Bennett, every success.