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MR ALEX. BUCHANAN.' Widespread sorrow was occai sioned when'i the news of the deah of Mr. Alex. 'Buchanan, -aged 3 years, *was learnt. The dcesed had been ailing for some time,the .cause of death being a heart af tion' supervening on an attack ofi fluenza. Taken to a Hamilton bha vital, the patient was *given ts blood transfyions, which, howeva' brought only temporary relief, in after all efforts by the IIamilton doctors had been exhausted, lie wal removed to Melbourne, where hi case baffled all the leading expects, and, after suffering patiently, de: ceased gradually sank and Ipassed' away on Satuirday morning. The late Mir. Buchatnan was a most likeable person, always cheer.; ful and ready to talke his part in; anything for the good of the come inamunity. For several years he was Sloyd master at the Portland and" Casterton schools, which places he' visited in turn each week, and as modst popular with the pupils and members of the staffs with whoet he workedl. A keen 'lover of sport,' he entered into his games In the true sportiiig spirit, and was ad.' mired for 'his fairness. As a storick. eter he was well known in the disi trict, particularly as a bowler, Married only fifteen months ago to Miss Moore, of Heywood,,the cir cumstances of his death are all the more pathetic, and much sympathy"' is extended: to his young wife in her great affliction. The funeral took place in Mel bourne, where his parents reside.