Prior to the departure of Mr. C, \V. English to take up duty as C.P.S, at Gilgaudra, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lyou entertained Mr. and Mrs. English. at their home. A number of-, friends
| were present, and an enjoyable time was spent. Bev. Father Cu»ack, on behalf of Mr. ssi $fy». lyou, pretested the guests of the evening ?with a beau tiful- xylonite clock, nnfl expressed wishes for thfcir future prosperity.
Mr. Meredith G. Mitchell, manager of the Dubbo Lighting Company, who has been laid tip for a fortnight as the result of being bitten by a, poisonous spider, is to-d»y reported to be im proving, thonglk still confined to his
I Sir Neville Howse is mentioned in
connection with the Speakership of the new Federal Parliament in Buceession to Mr. Watt. *
Mr. Donald McMaaatney, sou of Mr. W .F. McMauamey, ot Dubbo, is at present spending a few dsys in town. Mr. McMauamey is stationed at Xyn gan in connection with veterinary re search wotk.
The death is announced of Ernest Henry Farey, father of Mrs. Keppel Wilkins. Mr. Farey, who was 71 years of age, died in a private hospital at Summer Hill. The funeral took place at the Waverley Cemetery on Wednesday morning, and was largely attended, the Rector of Holy Trinity (Rev. C. W. Leavers) officiating at the graveside.
Mr. Jean E. Serisier, eldest son of Mr. J. E.. Serisier, of Fitzroy-street, returned to Dubbo yesterday morning after an absence of 17 years. Mr. Serisier has brought his wife and four children with him from Western Aus- tralia, and he is likely to go into business in Sydney after being 17 years with Boan Bros., of Perth. Mr. Seris- ier was for some years an alderman of
Cottesloe, near Perth.