PERSONAL. At Mrs E Haisman's residence, " Yar roweo," Nixon-street, this afternoon, Mrs I Davies (whose husband, Sheppar- ton's railway stationmaster, has been promoted to Bendigo) was entertained by a number of ladies. The programme provided was as follows: Recitation, "Story of the. Fettered Soul," Mrs Taylor; songs, "God BD with You," Mrs Harrie (Kensington); "Home, Dearie Home," Miss Fredericks ; 'Come Buck to Erin," Mrs Ickeringill; "Ab Eent," Miss Davoy (from Solomon. I. lauds, on her w.ey to China); recitation, - Mou I might have Married," Miss Johnston (MlethodJis Ladios' College,
Melbourno). ±00 lamaes then Odj turned to the lawn, whore Mr L J Michel, of the Arcadia Studio, Wyndhamstreet, took a group photograph; after which afternoon tea was served. Mlrs 1l1ph Longstaff then in a few well chooen words, presented Mrs Davies with a silver eporgno and a pair of silver vasese. Mlrs Davies feelingly thanked bthe ladies for their nice gifts. About 50 hadies were preoent; and Miss Davey as Ithe aeccompanisto,.
Tha approaching departure of Mr H M Clipatonc, pastor of the Church of Christ, Shepparton, for Castlomaine, will be learned with regret, for Mr Clip. stone has been generally popular, and has proved himself an able teacher and preacher. He will be leaving for his new sphere towards the end of June. Atelegram was received from Bendigo last night, announcing the death of Mrs Glasson, wife of Mr J L Glasson, of the No. 1 Shepparton Estate Closer Sottle ment. On April 8th, Mrs Glasson went for the benefit of her health to Quarry Hill, Bendigo, to the residence of her mother, Mrs Barrass; and ever sinoo every letter received by her husband was of an encouraging nature. Yeator. day afternoon she suffered a relapse, and the end speedily came. The deceased leaves two daughters, both of whom were with her at Bondigo. Mr H M Clipotone to-day drove Mr Glasson in his motor to Rochester, so that the be reaved husband might catch the
train there for Bendigo, and be at the funeral to-morrow. Mr Glasson and his family came to Shepparton ebout four years ago, and for a time his wife and daughters conducted a sweet store iuWyndham-strnseet. Mr William Heaphy (son of Mrs O Heaphy, of the Commercial Hotel, Kyabram), who was very well known in Shopparton, and a frequent visitor to this town, died very snddenly on Thursday, The deceased had been in ill health of late, and a week or two back returned from a Melbourne private hos pital. On Thursday he was about Kya brsm, and appeared to be in his usual health, but about seven o'clock he had a sudden seizure. IMedical aid was sum moned, but it was without avail. The deceased was a very popular young fellow and was asso:iated with all branches of sport. A few years egoho was one of the best athletes in the dis trict. beine! oennraliv rsnavdr n 1 ho
finest footballer in the Goulburn Valley. He played for Essendon, but ill.health forced him to retire from the game Mr 0 E Doseailly, of Narangh Park, has been elected president of tle Cob ram Agricultural Society. Sergeant Kennedy left Shepparton on B?aturday morning for his new statioe, at Elsternwick. On Friday evening the members of the local force assembled at the police station, when on their behalf Inspector T Corkill, presented the ser geant with al complete smoker's outfit, at the same time congratulating him on his promotion, and wishing him many successes in his future career. Senior Constable W J Carry (now in charge of the Bhepparton police', also spoke in felicitous terms. While the promotion of Mr I Davies, stationmaster at. Shepparton, to the position of assistant-stationmaster at Bsndigo, has given much satisfaction, his departure from Shepparton has generally been viewed with regret. No official could have been more courteous than Mr Davies; more quick and painstaking than he in the endeavor to meet the demands made by the travelling public ; and whether at the eailway station or in any part of the town, his kindly, genial nature never forsook him;and he was always ready to assist wherever assistance was needed. MIr Davies leaves for Bendigo to-morrow (Tuesday) evening; and Shepparton (including the different local railway staffs, with whom he is exceedingly popular), will mise hit thereafter. MIr Davie's successor is laIr J Strangward, stationmaster at Hoamilton. It will be learned with pleasure that Mr Jas Nugent, shire seoretary, who has been confined to his room the past few days, is now imnproving in health, Mr Lawrence Thompson, farmer (formerly of Strathbogie), who had been In the Mooroopna Hospital for some time, died yesterday morning irom heart failure, at the age of 50 years. De ceased, who was a bachelor, was the brother of ex-Or. W L Thompson, and of Mrs John M'Inerney, of Coegrove. The funeral took place at the Sheppar ton cemetery this afternoonp, when the 10ev Geo Paul conduoted the service, Mr W F Bowen having charge of the mortuary arrangements. Mr Wagoner (who was at one time connected with the Water Commission at Tatura), tendered his resignation to the Mansfield Shire Council as engineer, having obtained a more lucrative ap. pointment as engineer to the town of Mackay, Queeneland, An engagement is annouonnced between MIr Charles H Main, of Warracknabeal (son of Mrs and Mrs J Mr Main, of Euroa, and Miss Faye Miller, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Miller, of Horsham.
The death occurred in the police hos pital on Saturday of Sergeant Michael Drumnmond, of Benalla, from pernicious anemia. Some years ago Sergeant Drummond, while a senior-constable, was stationed at Fitzroy. He also was at Russell-street, Nathalia end Maffra, and was a member of the Mooroopna HLospital Board of management. De resea (who wasee well known in Bhep parton), was 56 years of age, The fuoeral took place at the Presbyterian portion of the Boroondara Cemetery today, and the Police Band, with many members of the force, lead the cortege. The Presbyterian Church at Nagembie has given a unanimous call to the Rev A H Tolhurst, of Dalby, Queensland. The induction of the minister will take place on June 11th., at St Andrew's Church, Nagambie.