Obituary. One of the oldest residents of the Western District, in the person of Mr. Jonathan Harman, has passed away at Heywood at the advanced age of 94 years. Deceased, who was a native of England, arrived in Port Fairy when he was 16 years of age, and resided in and around these parts all his life. he was one of the old- est pioneers of the Western District, and was a member of the Harman family which recently laid claim to being among the oldest living mem- bers of a family in the State, the other brothers being over 85 years of age, Mr. George Harman (Port Fairy) recently celebrating his 96th birthday. Deceased leaves a fam- ily of one son-Arthur (Byaduk) and' four daughters-Millicent , (Mrs. Bell, Heywood), Emily, (Mrs.. Cam- eron, Heywood), Edith (Mrs. Rbt. Bishop, Port Fairy), and Minnie (Mrs. Hurrell, Warrnambool)-to whom sympathy is extendcd in their loss. On Thursday, .March 20th, the Church of St. John, Portarlington, lost one of its most. valued and de voted members through the sudden home-call of . Miss Rachel (Ray) Mathieson 'nt. the Moonee Ponds rail way station on her way to Mel bourne to 'consult her physician (says the "Geelong Advertiser.") She had lately complained ,of weakness, but was able. to perform her 'house hold :duties, and no one -suspected that the end was so near. For morI than "thirty. years she hade shared -thi home .,life of.:Mr., and. Mirs. Henry Bodycomb, and came with them to Portarlington in 192,1. She, was not only an enthusiiistic worker for the church, but also interested herself in many local* matters. The ,vicar made feeling reference to- her at both the services on, Sundayl last, speaking of her as being "of ia ster ling nature which was verified in the loyalty of her: attachment to her friends ; hers was isa bold and fear less spirit, which gave lier the cour age to say what she thought ought to be said, apart from tiny conscious ness of what might follow." She was one of the most regular attend ants' at the church services and meet ings, and showed her, attachment to: the church in the most practical, of' all ways by throwing herself whole heartedly into imny effort which might, be set oin foot for its maintenance and support. 'A 'special memorial hymn was included in each service. The deceased lady was a sister of Miss , Sadie Mathieson, of "Blair Athol," Portland, who is well known locally, and to whom the sympathy of it large circle of friends is exten led" in, her beoeavement. The death- of the Very Rev. Dean O'H-are occurred on Friday morning at the Ararat Presbytery. -The Dean was a frequenit visitor to Port land, where he was well known am ongst the parishioners of All Saints. lIe and Rev. Father Cain were firm friends,`and spent many happy hours together. Following on the loss of a clear friend, Father Cain sustained further bereavement last week in the death of his brother in Ireland, and to the bereaved one is' extended the heartfelt sympathy, of his' numerous friends. " The sudden demise of Mr. John Allen occurred at his son's residence at Winnap on Friday. The de ceased gentleman was a native of Portland and was a well-known iden tity. For years he was engaged in the butchering business, being em ployed by Messrs. Osbourne Bros.