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Obituary. On Friday information reached Port. land that Mr F. Bucknall, of Dartmoor, had died at his residence there. The sad intelligence was heard with very general regret throughout this town as deceased, his wife, and members of the family were well known here as residents for some time. Mr Bucknall was in Portland on the s6th inst. on the occasion of the marriage of his son, and he expressed him self as never feeling in better health than at that time, and be certainly looked in good health, bhortly after his return home he was seized with a slight attack of influenza cold, followed by pneumonia, and although medical aid was sought, and every effort made to stem the attack, all proved fruitless and deceased passed away on Thursday. For some time Mr. Bucknall was a member of the Portland Shire Council and proved a good repre. sentative, On several occasions later he was approached to again undertake the duties, but de=lined, feeling that he had set himself a task In wattle growing which demanded his closest attention, Soon alter arriving in Portland Mr Bucknall became convinced that wattle growing on proper lines was a business which would pay well, He secured a large tract of country the other side of Dartmoor and commenced operations. He met with bad luck in blight and fires, but while the younger trees were growing, he again visited the West Australian goldfields and in mining ventures struck luck. Returning to Dartmoor he continued his wattle plantation, met with much success and was quite content that he bad won a big price, the battle being over, the rich harvest to be reaped as the trees matured, Those who knew Mr Bucknall found in him and energetic, pushing man, and a good friend, and his loss will be much felt. We are also called upon to record the removal of Miss Violet Learmontb, daughter of Mr J. R. Learmonthb, of 'J illangowan," Tyrenderra. The do. ceased young lady has not enjoyed robust health, but the end came somewhat unexpectedly on riday last, giving rela tives and friends alike a sad blow, Still another old colonist has to be added to this list of departed as on Satur day word reached Portland that Mr. Thomas Donoboe, of Narrawong had died that day. Deceased was one of the oldest of our colonists, At one time be was considered one of the best of our cabinet makers and generally that training found him employed in carp.untering work generally. He was food of farming and In this occupation spent the greater part of his life at Narrawong. As a scholar he was able to take many offices of res ponsibility and his opinion was freely sought on political questions. For years he was an esteemed correspondent to the GUARDIAN, but years ago advancing age compelled the relinquish;ug of even this pleasing duty, We do not know his actual age bat he must be considerably over four score years. The funeral takes place to-day.