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The friends of Lady Tozer in Queens- land will regret to hear of her death, which ocourred early yesterday morning. No particulars are to hand other than the cabled news received by the Premier and courteously forwarded by-him -with n letter of sympathy to Sir Horace Tozer's daughter, Mis. William Norton, but this sad event must have occurred suddenly. When the cable arrived Mrs. Norton was reading a cheerful letter from her father, in which he spoke of the physical improve- ment in his wife's health, and jokingly spoke of their probable return with the Sym family. Mr. and Mrs. T W Sym, of Gympie, are leaving on May 13 on a visit to London, and they were eagerly anticipating a father and mother's wel-

come on their arrival.

Lady Tozer came to Queensland from Cambridge a bride in her 17th year. She was then Mrs.Stable, and became a   widow before she was 20. Her husband was killed by lightning, and she subse- quently married Mr. R. S. Lord, son of Mr. Simeon Lord, of Eskdale. A strange and tragic fate seemed to follow her, for her second husband was killed by a fall from a horse. She was married to Sir Horace Tozer in 1879, and lived chiefly in Too- woomba and Gympie.

She was fond of relating to her friends how in the early days the girls thought nothing of riding twenty miles to a dance, dancing all night, and riding twenty miles back again. She was always of a bright, happy disposition, though afflicted more than usually falls to the lot of one woman. Three years ago she revisited Queensland, and was very happy in the renewal of old friendships. She had a singular reluctance to being photographed, and the only ones available are those taken many years ago, but which give a faithful presentation of her features, and another which she particularly dis- liked in Court dress worn on the occa- sion of her presentation.

Lady Tozer has sisters in America, but her husband's children and family were hers in love and family unity. She died

at ithe age of 68.