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OBITUARY

MR. A. H. R. FORD

FUNERAL AT FINGAL.

The funeral of Mr. Alfred Henry Ron- ald Ford took place in Fingal Cemetery, on Sunday afternoon. The long cortege' was a tribute to the respect In which deceased was held in the district. '

Services were conducted in St. An- drew's Presbyterian Church and at the graveside by the Rev. Oswald ' Jones. The chief mourners were Messrs. Alfred Ford (father) and Henry Ford (uncle). The pall-bearers were Messrs. T. J. Fox (captain Fingal Rifle Club), C., J. Jordan (secretary Fingal Cricket"Club), H. Legro (captain Fingal Cricket Club), and A. L. Street (chairman Fingal Spots Club), and the carriers were Messrs. F. V. Bean, T. H. Curtis, T. L. Bean, and "W. L. Curtis. Among the wreaths were tokens from the cricket and sports clubs.

The. funeral arrangements were car- ried out by Mr. C. T. Finney, of Laun-

ceston.

MRS. MABEL FORREST

POETESS AND AUTHORESS.

BRISBANE, March 18. .

Mrs. Mabel Forrest, Queensland poetess and authoress, whose works had appreciative recognition in and be- yond Australia, died early this morn- ing. Mrs. Forrest had experienced in- different health for several years, but was making a good recovery when par- alysis of the right arm supervened on a fracture of the shoulder caused by an accident 12 months ago.

Mrs. Forrest's early life in the coun- try and experience on stations was re- flected in much of her work. She was the daughter of the lato Mr. and Mrs. Mills, well-known owners of grazing properties on the Darling Downs and south-western Queensland. She was born near Yandilla, and also lived in Goondiwindi, Dalby and later Towns- ville and Charters Towers. Her mother had been educated in France and Ger- many and was a brilliant linguist. Mrs. Forrest's first novel to be published in London in 1924 was the "Will Moth," later screened as the "Moth of Moonbi." Other novels were "Gaming Gods," "Hibiscus Heart," "Reaping. Roses," "The Bachelor's Wife," "Carlotta," "The Scythe of Fate," and "Topaz Eyes." Among her verse was "Alpha Centaur!," and "The Rose of Forgive- ness" (1909), "Streets and Gardens" I and "The Green Harper." Several of

her short stories were translated into Dutch and published In Holland. She won 14 prizes in literary competitions, commencing at the age of seven years.

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