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'Queanbeyan Railway Opening.

On Thursday, September 8, the official opening of the railway line from Bungendore to Queanbeyan took place. Tho train conveying the Ministers of Works, Lands, and Justice, and about '400 other persons, arrived at Bungendore from Sydney at 8 30 a.m. on September 8, after having remained some hours at Goulburn. A congratulatory address having been   presented and acknowledged, the Ministerial party visited Lake George, a fine sheet of water twenty- five miles long and seven miles wide. Some local wants were brought nndor tho notioe of the Ministers, who promised that thoy should bo attondod to. After partaking of rvfrofhrnonta the visitorB p ooeeded to Queanbeyan. Au addresa waa presented to Mr. Sutherland by tho Mayor (Mr. J. J. Wright). Mr. Sutherland thanked tho Mayor and thoao presione for tho oordial welcorao. Ho saw on ovory haud evidoncee of tho rortourcoa of tho disdriot; and the opening of the railway would moro than anything ciao tond to de volop tho oai>abi!itioB of tho country. Tho onnuoo tion with tho seaboard by tho iron road would onuon now industrien to oprirg into oxihtonoo, and thoRo nïready in oxiBtnnon woald cow. Ho then called upon Mba Marshall to break a bottle of cham pagne ovor tho rail*. Thia ceremony having boen i«uaccB8fully poiforruod, ho deolan d tho lino opou, amid loud chowra frcm all praeont Tho Ministerial party waa encorted into the town by o próooRnion oomposod of the volunteer* and several hundro'la of horHomon, andaboutahnndrod vohiolos. The visitors were entertained at a banquet on their arrival in Queanboyan. A ball in the evening wound up the doy'B celebration,.