OBITUARY. MRS DUNCAN McKENZIE. A very old resident of the district, and one of the early pioneers of the State, passed away on Sunday after- noon last in the person of Mrs McKen- zie, relict of the late Duncan McKen- zie, at the extreme age of 87 years. The deceased, who was a native of Scotland, came out to Victoria with her husband in 1852, and in 1859 came to Ararat, where Mr McKenzie was em- ployed on Allanvale Estate for many years. They ultimately settled near Great Western. Since the death of her husband, Mrs M'Kenzie has been residing with her daughter, Mrs Foley, at Rhymney, where she expired. The deceased leaves a family of two daugh- ters (Mrs Foley, and Miss Mary M'Ken- zie, of Melbourne), Messrs Angus M'Kenzie, of Great Western; Mr Don- ald M'Kenzie, of Rhymney, and Mr Alex. M'Kenzie, of Melbourne. The remains of the deceased are to be in terred in the Ararat Cemetery beside those of her late husband this afternoon. There are 670,000 miles of railway in the world. Two New Zealand Qegislators, Mr Seddon and Mlr Stewart, have enlisted for the front . .