Obituary In connection with the passing away of Mrs. Sanders of Vectis (reported in our last issue), a correspondent, wri- tes .--Death has removed another old pioneer of the district in the person of Mrs. Christina Sanders, the wife of Mr Robert Sanders, of Vectis. The decea- sed lady, who. had been ailing for some time, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday evening. Born in Yorkshire 86 years ago, she arrived in South Australia with her parents when a child. The late Mrs Sanders was a colonist of 71 years, 45 of which had been spent in Vectis East. Mr. and Mrs Sanders were shipmates com- ing to Australia with their parents, when children. She was a kind-heart ed and charitable woman, and a de- voted adherent of the Methodist Church. In the early days, both in South Australia and Victoria, the church services were conducted in her home until ,the church was erected. She leaves a large circle of friends, by whom she will be greatly missed. She leaves also a husband and one son and three daughters to mourn their loss. The son is Mr Alfred Sanders, and the daughters -Mesdames G. Harris, M. Harris and J. Warrick. One son ,and one daughter (Mrs. W. Langley) prede- ceased her. The remains of the de- ceased lady were interred in the Quan- tong ,Cemeterv on Monday, 10th inst., the large attendance of mourners testi- fying to the high esteem in which she was held. The funeral services were conducted ,by the Rev. G. Wong, and the pall-bearers were her four grand sons, Messrs. C.Langley, F. Sanders, A. Warrick and C. Warrick. Messrs. A. F. Weight and Son carried out the mortuary ,arrangements. The death is recorded of another of the early pioneers of the 1Minyip -dis triet. Mr. Duncan M'Gilp, of "Knap dale," Duhmuukle West, passed peace fully away on the morning of 27th De cember. The deceased, who had reach ed his 73rd year, was a native of Ar gyllshire, Scotland, and came to Aus tialia over 45 years ago with his wife, whom he married just before leaving the homeland and who survives him. Mr. James Cathecart;-who had resid ed in the Laen and Nullan districts for many years, died at "Rothmnay," Gee long, on Saturday last. Ho was 85 years of age. On Christmas eve, Mrs. Mary Loats, sen., mother of Mr. J. S. Loats, of Min- yip, and Mr. J. P. Loats, of Hillcroft, Sheep Hills, passed away rather sud- denly. The old lady, who was respected by all who knew her, landed in Port- land with her husband in 1853. In- cluded in the family circle are 50 great grandchildren, and 50 grandchildren. Deceased had reached the ripe age of 89 years. Ticket Collector ito Mrs. Juggins. in train with her little ,~on)-'' Conic, along now. num1, you'll have to pay for the child. Ile's not umnder three." Mrs Juggins (hastily)--'" No, but if 'e 'dnl't 'ave 'ad '.is best suit on, 'e'd 'a bin under the seat." The ice wroks of M. Kane, situated in Carlton, was entered on Sunday night end £200 in cash was stolen from a safe which was blown open with gelignite.