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Obituary.. There passed away on the last day of December att Alit. Arapiles, - one of the pioneers of Nalimuk: district, in the person of Mrs. Keyte, wife' of Mr. Jas. Keyte. The first signs of illness were manifested -about five years ago, but it. was not until 12 months ago that the state. of Mrs. Keyte's health became alarminig. Seven or eight weeks ago she came over from New South Wales to stay with 'her son Charles. Born at Dolkieth, Scotland, in, 1850, Mrs. Keyte was consequently 6ii years of ago. With her parents Mr. and Mrs. David Walton--slie land ed. at Portland when only four years old, so that she had been a colonist for CO years. She came out in the ship Indian Ocean, having for ship mates the late Mrs.. Fry' and .the late Mr. Andrew Duncdn.- The faintily went to Mt. Gambier, where Mrs.. Keyte married Mr. Keyte 48 years ago. .In the year 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Keyte set tled in the Natimuk district, Mr. KPato having' selected the farm now occupied by Mr. 'Anton Sudholz. here they.li ed for 20 years, removing, in 1892, to the property on which Mr. Walton Keyte now resides. 'It was a hard struggle in those days, but Mrs. Keyte met every trial with patience and tor titude. Four or live years ago Mr. and Mrs. Keyte left for New South Wiles, Alr. Keyte.having purchased a large tract of country. at Girgandra. Mrs. Keyto was of a quiet, unassum ing nature, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and family. The following are the names of thee liv ing :-Ja-mesn' lenry (Cowra), Caleb \~Wliam (Gilgandraj, -Mrs. Harman (Queegeland), Mrs. L. A. Oliver and Mrs. Fred Oliver (Grass'Flat), Mrs. P. IHateley- (Gilgandra),' C. T. IV. and Walton Keyte (Grass Flat), 'and- Ebe nezer Keyte (Gilgaudra). Mr. Geo. Westendorf, of Wi aium, well known throughout the Lowan- and Lrawloit "districts, has passed away. Mr. E. Evans, of Ararat, who has been ill-for some time past, died an Wednesday from Bright's disease; De ceased, who was htty years of age. leaves a wife, two daughters and one son. 'The death occurred last week, at Glencairn, Hamilton, of Mr. Thomas Laidlaw, senr., father of Messrs T. 11. and Walter Laidlaw. The deceased, who was in his eighty-second year, re sided for a great number of -years on his estate at South ,Wonwondah, re moved to Hamilton nine years ago, and lised a life of qtuiet retirement. In all parts of the district he was valued for his many good qualities. His re mains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery on -Friday, the funeral being a large and representative one. 'Mrs. Elizabeth' McIntyre, aged' 63, died very suddenly at the home of her brother, Mr. R. McLaughlin, Minimay, on J anuary Gth.. She had not been feeling very well for two or three days prior to her death. Mr. McLaughlin. upon hearing a noise in her room, wenat in to see what was the matter, and found deceased in a sitting, position. lie then Wient up to see whait was wrong, and she 'collapsed, and died instantly. An iiquest was held before Mr. W. Mitchell, J.P'., on January 7th. Dr. Bourke held a post mortem, and a verdict that she died of cardiac syn cope, due to ?fatty degeneration of the hears, was given. Mrs. McIntyre lep ves four sons to mourn her loss. The remains were laid to rest in the Mini may Cemetery in the presence of a great number of the many friends Of deceased on January 7th. The Rev. Drewett, of ,Apsloy, read the burial service. -'