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Obituary. 1 MRS. J. S. HACKETT. Many readers will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. Hackett, wife of Mr. J. S. IHackett, postmaster a HIor( e sham, which occurred early yesterday morning. Mrs. Hackett, who was 58 S years of age, had been an invalid for some ten- years following upon a para-. lytic stroke, but was able to move about until Sunday. On Sunday se.e complained of being unwell, but the and was unexpected when it came. Al native of South Melbourne, Mrs. Hackett was married in Melbourne, and subsequently resided with her husband at Talbot, Murtoa, Stawell, and Warragul, coming to Horsham only about a year ago. While she was in health, the deceased lady was a very active worker in chuch matters, and her services to the Presbyterian Church at Murton will long be grate fully remembered. Soon after the re moval of the family to Stawell Mrs. Hackett was stricken by paralysis, and was then forced to relinquish the church work in which she found so much pleasure, but her place has since been capably taken by her daughter. The deceased lady was held in the greatest esteem by all who knew her, and the husband and family of three. daughters and one son have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their sore bereavement. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this after noon from the Post Office House to ITorsham cemetery. Mrs. Greenwell. mother of Mr. Rich ard Greenwell, formerly of Horsham, died at Ballarat on Friday, at an ad vanced age. Mr. Win. Tennant Mortlock, of TMar tindale Hall, one of the wealthiest pastorallsts of South Australia, died on Sunday, aged 55 years. He was a member of Parliament from IS96 to 1901. His widow is a daughter of the lgte Mr. Andr?w Tennant, who died last month, and she was a large bene ficiary in her father's estate, which was valued at £500,000. The death occurred at the Geelong Benevolent Asylum of Mr. Wm. Finnis, at the age of S1. lie was a colonist of 62 years, and was reputed to be one of the pioneer auctioneers in the West ern district, slhere he negotiated some big transactions in the boost time. A very old colonist, in the person of Mrs Edmund Kirby, died at Kew on Friday last. Mrs. Kirby arrived in Sydney by the ship Susan in 1839. Hler family setiled in New South Wales, but she camse to Victoria on her mar riage, and lived for many years at Springbank Station, near Casterton, in the Western district, and after wards at Ballarat. 1Her husband was among the earliest, squatters, and one of the founders of the town of Caster ton. The death at Sandford on Sunday evening of Patrick Lyons, 87, has re moved one of the oldest residents of the district and a colonist of 72 years. Residents of Cavendish and district will regret to hear of the death of Mr. Charles Duncan, aged OS, who died on Saturday afternoon after a linger ing illness. The death occurred in Warrackna heal early on Sunday morning of Mr. Phillip Maurice Thomas at the ad vanced age of S1 years. Deceased had been in failing health for some time. He had been a resident of the Wim mera for over 30 years. 3Mr. 3I. Q. McNamara, auctioneer, fell down in the street at Benalla on Tuesday morning and expired with in a few minutes. On the Monday night he returned from Melbourne, and on Tuesday morning appeared to be in his usual state of health. Short ly before 10 o'clock he was baking a horse across the street to a paddock; when he fell down. lie was conveyed into his house, but died before a doe for could arrive. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.