Obituary -- ---- MRS. M. HARDINGHAM. A very old resident of Horsham, Mrs. Hardingham, relict of the late Mathias Hardingham, passed away on Friday evening, at 6 o'clock, in the Horsham District Hospital, of which institution she had been an inmate for some weeks. Owing to her extreme age her memory had failed considerably during the past year, and her generally weak condition rendered it necessary that she should be removed from the resi dence of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence, by whom she had been attended faith fully for the past 22 years, to the hos pital. Here she had lain unconscious for ten days, and the end came quietly on Friday night, as stated. The de ceased, who was 87 years of age, was a native of Norwich, England, and she came to Australia with her husband over 64 years ago. From Geelong the young couple set out for Horsham by road, and it was on the journey through the then rough interior that the eldest son, William, was born. Mr. and Mrs. Hardingham were amongst the first settlers in this portion of the Wimmera, and the late Mrs. Har dingham was acquainted with every detail of the district's progress. She and her husband were pioneers in the truest sense, and were amongst the first to contribute to the building fund of.St. John's Church of England. For a number of years Mr. Harding- ham conducted the old Horsham Hotel which stood on the corner of Wilson and Urquhart streets, opposite the Club Hotel. About 30 years ago the licence of this hostelry was permitted to lapse, and in its place were erected private dwellings. Some time later Mr.. Hardingham, removed to Nhiil, and he died exactly 22 years before his wife. A few years ago Mrs. Harding- ham, still wonderfully active and men tally alert, conducted the fruit shop in Firebrace-street, which is now car- ried on by Miss Millar, but failing health compelled her to retire to the home of her daughter, by whom she was devotedly tended to the end. The members of the deceased's family are: William, Mildura; Clement, Broken Hill ; Robert, Western Australia; James, Korrumburra; Mrs. McPhee, Western Australia; and Mrs.Law- rence, Wilson-street, Horsham. There are also numerous grandchildren. The funeral took place on Saturday, when deceased's remains were laid quietly to rest in the Horsham cemetery. The burial service was read by the Rev. C. W. Meredith, B.A; and Mr. A. F. Weight had charge of the mortuary arrangements.'
-Deep sympathy -: s felt for Mr. Basil Kelly, railway emxiployee, over his sad bereavement through the death: of. his infant son, Edward Basil, which occurred- on Saturday last at the Hor sham Hospital. The funeral took place on Sunday. The death occurred on Friday even ing last at .the Ararat ]iospital. of Miss' Francis Georgina Andrews, a well known resident of Rossbridge, at? the age of. 33 years. The death has occurred at Stmeell, at-the age of ji3, of Mrs. WYebb, widow of thn late Mr. John Webb, who many years ago carried on p butchering busi ness in Slain street. Mr. Sam Webb, of Warraclnombeal, is a son. MIr. dames Alexander, a well-known and highlyo respected former resident of Mount Gambier, died -on Christmas Eve at his home, -Coonawaira, ýnbola. For several months (hbe deceased -had been in weak health, the result main ily of old age, but his. death was ac celerated by bronchitis. He was i.n Shis 85th year. For.ten years. Mr: Alexandor was-manager, of the Stan dard Bank at Dairban.