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Incidents suggestive ,of a picture show comedy occurred a.*"few days ago in connection with a marriage at Manildra, near Molong, but the humour of them did not appeal to the principals concerned until they were all over (says the Sydney "Times.") I^e marriage of Mr G. Stibbard to Mass Daisy Allen was arranged'to, take place at Manildra at 3 p.m. The contracting parties and the guests duly assembled at the Methodist Church, and the ceremony was about to open when the officiating parson, the Rev. S. Gilby, discovered that he had forgotten to bring the necessary registration documents.

The brother of the bride volunteered to drive to Molong, 16 miles away, and the ceremony was postponed until lie returned, like the hero in the melodrama, with the precious papers, A second start was made, when it was ascertained that the bridegroom was a few. clays, under age, and he could not be married without his father's consent in writing. Another adjournment ensued \ while the groom, with his best man, cMartered tlio fastest motor-car in town for a 50-mile run to Cadi a, where the father was working as a miner. All speed regulations were smashed until one of the tyres was punctured near Orange, but this was Quickly fixed up,, and on the car flew. On arrival at Cadia the father was reported to- be m the bowels of the earth, and a. long search through dark and slimy shafts and drives was necessary before he could be found. He was hauled up to the surface, where a J.P., who had been picked up by the motorists when neariug the mines, witnessed his consent to' the son's marriage. The car then headed back to Manila dra, a break-neck run, and it pulled, up at the church door at 9.15 p.m.., after its 100-miles trip, and was greeted by the- waiting guests with, a cheer of relief. The ceremony then made a third start, and this' time got through, without a hitch.

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MARRIAGE COMEDY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919

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MARRIAGE COMEDY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919