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OBITUARY, SUDDEN DEATH OF A PIONEER RESIDENT. One of the oldest of Wimnmera settlerin the person of Mr. John McClounan, of Green e Lake, passed away, with awful eddennes~ at ,. an early hour on Sunday morning. Mr. h McClounan, who was 70 years of age, had been a suffering for some time from heart disease, for I. which he was under treatment by Dr. Ritchie. g but no fear of immediately fatal consequences e were entertained. On Saturday evening he ex pressed himself as feeling in better health than he had done for some time before, and on waking, about five o'clock, on Sunday morning the asked Mr. Kelgar,. who was in the house 'e with him, to bring him a cup of tea.Mr.Kelgar hastened to execute the commission, but when he brought the tea ha wason horrified to find his friendlying dead in hisbed. Dr. Ritchie has given a certificate that the cause of death was heart disease. AMr. John McClounan was born in Ayrshire. Scotland, in 182. and at the age of about 21 went to America, whence he was followed shortly afterwards by his brother, Mr. Thos. M cClounan, a few years his junior, who from 'then to the time of hin death was his constant companion, the two brothers remaining lifelong bachelors. Having spent some seven years in the United States, the brothers moved on D to New Zealand, where they were, at several mining campsefor five or six years. From New 3 Zealand they came, some 40 years back, to 5 Australia, and in turn tried their luck at all 7 the principal goldfields of New South Wales 3 and Victoria, the last field they visited being 7 the Deep Lead, at Stawell, or Pleasant Creek, Sas t then wa., From Stawell they, abandon. ing mining for agriculture, migrated to Green Lake. where they took up the property upon which Mr John McClounan died. They were the pioneers of district settlement, and were the first to plough and cultivate the land about Green Like. where they also, all those Iyears ago. followed dairying,. finding a profit able market fur their producto, grain, butter and cheese, in Stawell, whence they had to cart them. As has been said, Mr. McClouuan was never married. He leaves two sister,, Mrs. Mathieson, of Taylor's Luke, and Miss I cClounan, of Green Lake, and a number of relatives. including his nephews.Meears. Robt. and James McClounan of Horoham, well known and most highly iespected and es teemed throughout the Wimmera. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to day, to the place of burial, theGreen Lakes Cemetery. riMr. E. Hall, J.P.. 64 years of 'age, of Lucindale (South Australia) who was taken ill on the previous Sunday evening. died on Wednesday morning. He had proposed leaving [.ucindale, and as late as the Saturday before his death he was tendered a farewell by the residents of the place, where he had lived for many years, and was very highly esteemned. Mr. Hall was for 18 years chairman of the Luclodals District Council. Alice Jerrari, of Yana¢, 14 years of age, admitted in a dying condition, died in the Nhill Hospital on Monday from Bright's disease. Mr. Colton, 63 years of age, father ofSirs. A. Selkirk, of Minyip, died at Abbotsford last week. Mr. J. Conway, of Hopetoun East, 67 years of age, died on Monday frombloochitis and congestion of the lunge.