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Obituary OLD RESIDENT'S DEATH. Our Gymbowen correspondent writes:. -At the ripe age of 91 years, Mr. Tomn Lear passed away at the residence of 'Mr. A. Richards on Saturday evening. His death removes from the district one of the oldest residents. Mr. Lear came to the district 42 years ago, and took up land on the then Spring H1ill Station, where lie resided ever since. Mr. Lear came to Australia when quite a young man, with a wife and one child, landing in l'ortland in the year 1852. Even tually he came inland to the "Salt Pans," where lie took up land and did farming. Mr. and Mrs. Lear had nine children, most of whom survive. Those left in the district are Mrs. D. May bery, Mitre Lake ; Mrs. A. Richards and Mrs. A.'Buffham, of Gymbowen ; Mr. J. Lear, of `Mitre Lake; and Mr. Harry Lear, in the Malice. Many tlorshamites will regret' to learn of the death of a former well known resident, Ar. Joe Webb, which occurred in the Inglewood hospital on -lth inst., after a short illness. The deceased, who was 77 years of ace, was well liked by all who knew him. Just prior to the illness which ended fatally it. was his intention to pay a long-deferred visit to friends on the Wiumnera, so that the news of his death comes somewhat in, the nature of a shock. The late M\r. Webb was onq of the early gold-seekers on the Coolgardie fliel. The death is announced of Mrs. Bar well, relict of the late Mr. John Bar well, at her residence, Camp Hill, Clunes, at the age of 77 years. The deceased, who was the mother of Mr. Dan. Barwell, of Horsham, left other children as follow :--Will (Malvern), Arthur (Ivanhoe), Mrs. J. Lean (Mary borough), Mrs. J. Chynoweth (North Fitzroy), Mrs. A. E. Bennett (Fitzroy), Mlrs. W. H. Guard (Dunolly), Alberta, Eveline, and Elsie, Clunes. The death occurred on the 18th inst., at Northeote, Melbourne, of the ,wife of Mr. Walter Jacobi, well known in Dim boola. The deceased lady was the eld est daughter of Mrs. and the late Do nald McLennan, one time residents of Dimboola, and is a sister of -Mrs. A. Lindner and Miss Dorothy McLeunnan. A familiar figure in Australian cric ket circles passed away in. Adelaide on Friday in Mlr. ~:. 0. Whitridge, who was known. as the father of South Australan cricket. IHe represented that Stateon the Australian Cricket Coun cil during the 'nineties, and" was the chairman of that body for a time. lie was a splendid bowler, and in a match against Victoria he once se cured eight wickets for 10 runs.' 11l was 66 years of age.