OBITUARY. MRS J. LITTLE. It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Mrs Little, relict of the late John Little, one of Ararat's earliest residents and a colonist of 75 years standing. Mrs Little left Ara- rat some few years ago and went to live with her daughter, Mrs E. H. Hat- tersley, at Malvern, where she expired on Thursday morning at the extreme age of 91 years. Mrs Little was born in Cornwall in September, 1824, and she thus lived in the reign of five British monarchs - George IV, William IV, Vic- toria, Edward VII, and George V. She came to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1840 with her parents, and accom- panied them to Victoria on the discov- ery of gold. She was married in St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, in 1857, and coming to Ararat at the end of that year was one of the pioneer resi- dents of the town, living on what is now the Port Fairy road. Later her hus- band purchased Commissioner Wright's house at Eversley, and Mr and Mrs Little resided there for many years prior to coming to Ararat and settling at Heatherlie, Commissioner's Hill. The deceased lady leaves one son, Mr J. A. Little, of High street, Ararat, and one daughter, Mrs Hattersley, of Malvern. Never robust, but always brightly active, the deceased lady's gentle disposition, kindly sympathy and tender amiability found expression in constant but unostentatious acts of kindness, which endeared her to all who had the pleasure of knowing her, and her gentle nature will be a living memory in the minds of many friends. The remains of the deceased will be brought to Ararat by rail to-day for interment in the family grave at the lo- cal cemetery.