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A well known figure in tha pastoral world, in the parson of Mr. Archie Camp bell, passed away at Ella Valla station 09 Monday evening. He was noticed by Mr. J. Walker to act in an erratic wanner, as after palling oat a sulky he began to throw things about, and then sat down behind the sulky. Walker went over to hiin and endeavoured to get Campbell to eit up, but withont success, and some five minutes later he fell back and died. It is supposed that tbe deceased succumbed to heat apoplexy, the temperature being 124 degrees in the shade at Ella Valla that
day. The deceased was a big powerful , man, and appeared to be in good health I previously. He was well known, throughout I this State. Twenty-seven years ago ^ was manager of Milly Milly station on tl#r ' Murcbison. He was also connected iriw
| the firm of J. H. Monger & Co. at York;
and more recently had undertake* station management and wool classing at various stations in the Boebourne and Gascoyna districts. As a judge of sheep and wool he had few superiors, and the Gascoyne Pastoralists' Association had on several occasions availed themselves of his services as judge. Mr. Campbell, who was about50 years of age, was, we believe, a native of Victoria, and was one of the next-of-kin in tbe McKellar will case which came before the Supreme Court a few years baek. Of a quiet but kindly disposition, he made many friends wherever fortune tempted his footsteps, and general regret will be expressed at his untimely demise.
Constable A. J. Watts, who went out to tbe station in company with the managing partner of Ella Valla (Mr. W. C. Matthews) on receipt of the news of Mr. Campbell's | death, returned to town yesterday. Prom
him we gathered tbat the deceased had been at the station for tbreeor four days. On the afternoon of his death he com plained to tbe cook of feeling anwell, and tbe latter made hint some soup. Shortly afterwards Mr. Campbell, who had pass taken copiously of water, went to the j stable and pulled his sulky out, sitting down
beside it a minute or two later, when J. Walker went over to him to see what was the matter. After making all due en? qniries, which pointed to death from heat apoplexy, Constable Watts,, who received great assistance from Messrs. Bees and Wilson, constructed a. coffin and buried the: body at the station, the funeral service being read by tbe constable. The paper* in the deceased's possession did not throw ] much light on his family connections, bat
it is understood be haB a son somewhere in the Geraldton district.