OBITUARY. MRS I. MURRAY. It is with much regret that we have to chronicle the death of a very old and highly esteemed resident of the district in the person of Mrs Isabella Murray, relict of the late Andrew Mur- ray, for many years a prominent figure in the business circles of Ararat, and the sister of the late Robert Gorrie, for some years Town Clerk of the Borough of Ararat. Some time ago, the unfortunate lady, who had reached the age of 62 years, underwent a some- what serious operation, through which she passed successfully, though she ne- ver regained her strength, and she died from exhaustion yesterday morning. Mrs Murray came with her parents to this district in the early days, and as a young woman was on the staff of the local school. When her late husband's health failed they went out to Warra Yadin, where a nice property was ac- quired, but on his death Mrs Murray again took up her residence in the town. Before her health failed Mrs Murray took a lively interest in vari- ous public movements, and was associ- ated with the Australian Women's Na- tional League, filling for a time the position of President, and the Red Cross Society, of which she was also President, and other war activities, be- sides being the local representative of the Neglected Children's Department. She leaves a sister and a brother in West Australia. The funeral will take place this afternoon at four o'clock.