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OBITUARY. The death of Mrs. T. Cruse, of Percy 'Street, Portland, took place at the Kia-Ora private hospital, lila. ilton, on Sunday, after an illnei of some weeks. Owing to the slow ness of her recovery, a transfusion of blood was decided on, and the opera. tion was performed last week, Mir. 0. Cruse offering the required fluid in an attempt to save his mother's life. However, the patient's strength gradually failed, and she passed away as stated. The deceased lady was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wil. liam Osbourne, and her very kindly disposition and generous na ture endeared her to many. She was a most devoted member of the Church of England, and was held in the highest esteem throughout the community. She leaves a husband and son (Mr. F. O. Cruse) to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and af fectionate mother. A brother (Mr. R. Osbourne, Portland), and a sis ter (Mrs. A. E. Southern, of Mel bourne), also survive the deceased, whose parents were amongst the dis trict's earlist pioneers. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the South cemetery. The attendance of relatives, friends and influential townspeople at the graveside spoke volumes of the esteem in which tie deceased lady was held. The c0f fin Iearers were Messrs. Dixon, of Brim, IIedditch. II. Keiller and M31.1 McLean. Rev. Canon Coupe o& elated at the graveside, and the mor tuary :arrangements were in the hands of Mr. B. L. Wilkins. Don't Forget the 26th.--Grand CENTENARY "SNOW" BALL Free Library Hall., SYKES'S ANIMOL CURES Cow's Sore Teats, Iinflamed Udders, Cow Pox. Always reliable, 2/0 ti. Mr. W. E. Jones has been op pointed to take charge of the school at Greenwald.. Before leaving the Dann Street school, Ballarat, he was the recipient of a pResentation from the staff amongst whom lie had been a student teacher.