OBITUUARY. MRS JOHN DOW. It will be learned with regret by many olds residents of the district that Mrs Florence Dow, relict of the late John Dow, died at her residence, Ara- rat, on Sunday last. The deceased, who had reached the great age of 80 years, was struck down with, apoplexy, and succumbed on Sunday to the at- tack. Mrs Dow, who was a native of Ross-shire, Scotland, came to Vic- toria 63 years ago. She sailed from Southampton on the 15th October, 1853, in the sailing vessel Lady Peel, of London, and landed in Victoria on the 24th January, 1854. She was married at Skipton, and coming to Tatyoon whenthe land there was first made available under the Duffy Grant Land Act, ranks not only as a pioneer settler of the State but as a pioneers agriculturist of this district. After the death of her husband, Mrs Dow, resided at the old Burrumbeep homestead, Denicull Creek, but she subsequently settled in Ararat. She leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, the former being Messrs John Dow, Queensland; Wil- liam Dow, Willaura, and Alex Dow, Ararat, the mine manager of the Cathcart Victory Gold Mining Com- pany; whilst the latter are Misses E. and M. Dow, Ararat, and Mrs T. Byron, Denicull Cieek. The remains of the deceased are to be interred in the local cemetery alongside those of her late husband this afternoon.