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Mr. Jack Payne, llio sou of Sir. ami | Mrs. E. W. Payne, wet with a very
painful accident while engaged in ploughiug at "Laurier" on Tuesday lust. Mr. I'ayne was driving a team of horses, and accidentally Hie bars used in hitching the horses broke, with the result tUat the driver was struck heavily .on tlie knee. lie was taken to Wellington fur lnediuil treatment, 1 and there is a strong- possibility of liis being incapacitated for some time. It is very unfortunate for him, as lie has rather large undertakings in the farming line, and. lost time at the pre sent juncture means lost opportunity, and probably lost money as well as paSnaod inconvenience.
Tommy McFarlane, the sou of Mr. and Mrs. McFarlane, of Gcurio, is new an iniuate of the Wellington District Hospital, and is reported to be doing well since Sunday. The ui;iny friends of the family will bo pleased to hear of tlie improvement of the lad's con dition and to sec liiiu at the "hello" Instrument again.
On the 10th last, a great crowd assembled at the lloyal Hall, Geurje, at the social evening tendered to Miss t). Wbillock .by the residents of Geurie and district, on the eve of her mar-1 fiagc to Mr. E. Moran. The hall was tastefully dccoratej by Mrs. Bernas coni, and the music was supplied -by Rtfdburn's orchestra, of Wellington. During the evening the Itcv. Tl. W. Carr, who occupied the chair, explained the nature of the gathering and <tiicn
ctilledon Mr, J. M. Whitoloy to -make the presentation on belmlf of Wiudoralr nud Geurie friends. Mr. Whiteley, in a happy and yery appropriate speech, presented Miss Wliillock with a eilver lea and coffee service of exquisite do
sign, nod nluo a caeoof cutlery. Then followed tho presentation of the F. niid S. Association, n ellvor liot voter jug, made by Mr. B. , V. C. Thorby, M.L.A. Mr. Albert Mawboy, on be lmlf of the Wostella residents, presen ted a beautifully designed 400-day clock, and on Aladdin tabio lamp, and little Mibb Ailsn Fogarty presented n? hnndsomo bouquet. Mr. E. Moraa suitably responded to /the eulogistic references made by the speakers men tioned. on behalf of Miss ^hillock. Tlio ringing, of 'Tor they we'jolly good fellows" terminated what was probably the greatest entertainment of the hind ever held at Geurie. Mr.
Frank Hennessey oil secretary to the function, and tbe wonderful succeesof the evening was in no small manner due to hie indofatlguablc energies, ably assisted us lict was by a l)Ost of friends of tho very popular young lady.
The cricket season is now practic ally completed, and tho Qeurie players were disappointed on tho 18tb owing to the Beni players, with whom they lvero to try conclusions, being unable to muster a team. PoBsibly tho mate)
may be arranged in tho very near future. 801110 beautiful mo&alB have been presented to tho Gcurie and Ponto tennis by Mr. A. H. Burfiold, mine host of (lie Club House Hotel, Geurie.
Information lias been rocoived that
the appointment of a policc constable at Wongarbon is now an established fact, nud a line residence has been purchased from Mr. Nick Moore. Tho object of this appointment, it is un derstood, was to relieve the officer sta tioned at Geurie of a portion of tho district work, and it is quito evident that a practical lender has charge of tlie interests of tho Polico Department at Dubbo. Good work can and will always bo accomplished by men who aro nware that their soniors take an
intelligent interest in thoir welfare, and censo to regard thorn as more automa