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Obithary. -- -- -:o:-- - MR. DONALD McBAE, SENB. Another of the- fast diminishing band of sturdy pioneers has passed to the great beyond, in the person of Mr. Donald McRae, of Tooan, vaose demise took place at Natimuk yester day morning. The deceased gentle man was of very fine physique, and was highly respected by all with whom he came in contact. About four months aeo.he received a heavy fall through being thrown from a gig, which affected his heart, and ulti mately necessitated his removal to Nurse. Jones' private hospital at Nati muk Born at Inveress, in Scotland, in 1842, he, with his parents, came to Australia some ten years later, land ing in Portland. He worked on a station until 1S65; then with his bro ther as a partner be engaged in farm ng pursuits at Muntham, near Hamil ton, for about seven years, but was not very successful. In 1872 they moved to the Arapiles district, and selected 320 acres each. They worked together for upwards of seven years, and then dissolved partnership. As years rolled on he acquired moreland and at the time of his demise was a very successful wheat grower and grazier. He was a good judge of sheep, and in this respect his views were much respected. The deceased gentleman was a member of the Hor sham Caledonian Society from the time of its inception, and worthily filled the office of chief. A sorroving wife and five children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted father. They are-Messrs Donald (licensee of the Criterion Hotel, Horsham), Tohn (Natimuk), Lachlan (who resided with his parents), Mrs. Light (Noradjuha), and Mrs. Scott (Noradjuba). Another son (Rtobert)_ died some years ago. Messrs Kenneth and Robert McRae, of Clear Lake, Mrs. Cameron, Connan gorach, and Mrs. McLachlan, of Tooan, are brothers and sisters of deceased. The funeral will take place at Natimuk at three o'clock to-day.
Mr. John Gorrey, one of the three survivors of the Sturt expedition in 1S61, died at the Parkside (S.A.) Asy. lum, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. S. Comport, formerly of Ben lah, wife of Mr. IH. O. Comport, of Woodend, died last week. Mrs. E. J. Reeves, wife of the well. klnosn fish dealer, of Sturt-street, Dal larat, who died quite recently, has suffered a further bereavement, by a pathetic coincidence, both her sisters dying on Thursday within a few hours of each other.' The two deceased were ilesdames J. .iddle of MIcKenzie street, Brunswick, and J. Walshe, of Victoria-street, Brunswick. The first named lady was on a visit to Mrs. Reeves, and was seized with an attack of pneumonia, which proved fatal very quickly, whilst her sister, Mrs. Liddle, succumbed on the same day, after a somewhat lingering illness. A lingering illness of six months' duration culminated on Tuesday night in the death of Mr. James M5cRostie, sen., one of Tantanoola's oldest iden tities. He passed away at his late residence, Tantanoola, in his 79th year. Mr. and M1s. Bingham Lockwood, of Warracknabeal, have sustained a sad loss in the death of their infant -,,. rne--- vse Ienow- n BH~ll i- - uni der treatment for an attack of acute gastritis. The death took place on Wednesday night of Miss Ursula (Ella) Gray, sis ter of Mi'. Win. Gray and Mrs. W. Trend, of Stawell. She was a native of Stawell. Mr. Joseph Phillips, aged 49, f.lth son of Mirs. A. Phillips, of St..cll, died on Thursday. The remains of Mr. William Trout beck, engineer, aged 84 years, who died at Stawell on Monday, were in terred on Wednesday. Deceased was a native of Cumberland, England, and came to Australia in the early fifties. He was present- at the 1urek" Stock ado riots. He leaves a widow and grown-up family. One of the oldest residents -of the Kaniia district, Mr. James Crouch, hbus passed away, at the age of 81. Mrs. Gosling, aged 57, died at Rain. bow last week. The members of de ceased's family are MIessrs. MIat., B. J., and R. Gosling, of Rainbow; ~and Mes. dames H. J. Williamson, W. Stewart, E. Millard (Rainbow) and Mrs. John Nulty .(Ouyen).