OBITUARY ARTHUR EDWARD HOPPER Although ailing for the past few months, no immediate concern was felt for the health of Mr. E. A. Hop- per until Tuesday night last, when his condition became suddenly alarm- ing. Despite expert attention, he sank rapidly and passed away at his home in Greaves Street, shortly be- fore midnight. The late Mr. Hopper, who was the third son of the late Mr. Stephen Hopper, after which Hopper's cros- sing is named, was born in the dis- trict a little over 65 years ago, and resided in Werribee for practically the whole of his life. For many years he followed the occupation of carpenter and painter and undertook contracts for the erection of dwellings in the district. He also extensively engaged in poultry farming, and was a recognised judge of show stock, being a constant and successful ex- hibitor at the Melbourne Royal and country shows. Among some of his succesful hobbies was the rearing and disposal of Irish terriers. When the Werribee Coursing Club was at the height of his popularity Mr. Hop- rer took an active interest in the sport and was a familiar figure at the plumpton, where he was usually en- gaged in the hare yards. Sympathy is felt for the bereaved wife and daughter who have been left to mourn their loss. The remains were interred in the Werribee cemrtery on Saturday after- noon, when many district residents paid their last respects. The coffin was borne to the grave by Messrs. A. Smith, W. Pederick and F. Napthine (brothers-in-law) and L. Balfour (nephew). The pall was supported by Messrs. D. Shields, H. Smith and A. Miller (brother-in-laws), A. Hop- per, junr. (nephew), and E. A. Stein- fort, J. King, W. Slattery and M. Reidy. The service at the graveside was conducted by Rev. F. P. Edwards and the mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mr. E. W. Jackson, the well-known Williamstown undertaker.