OBITUARY One of the oldest and most res pected residents of Koroit, in the person of Mr Patrick Kinane, 88 years of age, died on Saturday. The late Mr Kinane was born at Newcastle, County Limerick, Ire land, and arrived in Victoria 61 years ago, landing at Portland. He afterwards came to Koroit and 43 years ago entered the service of the Koroit Borough Council, of which he was a valued servant, and, for many years he was the council's overseer, retiring about eight years ago. He had a family of four sons and five daughters, of whom all but one son survive. Requiem Mass was held at the Roman Cath olic Church on Monday morning, and the remains were interred at Tower Hill Cemetery, where there was a large attendance of mourn ers. Mrs Ellen Darmody, wife of Mr Thomas Darmody, of Illowa, died on Wednesday. The deceased lady at the time of her death was only 33 years of age. Requiem Mass was held at the Koroit R.C. Church this morning, and at con clusion of the Mass the remains were interred in the Tower Hill Cemetery.
A pioneer and colonist of 68 years passed awayý at her residence, Bank street, last night, in the person of Mrs Annie McKenzie, relict of the late Mr Alexander McKenzie, of Geelong. De ceased, who was 70 years of age, was a native of Leamington, England, and came to this country at a very early age, spending most of her life in Geelong where she was held in the highest es teem. A family of 4 sons, Messrs George (Port Fairy), Thomas, Harold and James McKenzie, and 2 daughters Misses Annie and Barbara McKenzie, are left to mourn, their loss. The remains are to be taken to Geelong for interment, Messrs Guyett and Sons carrying out the mortuary arrangements. A large number of people from the Warracknabeal district have, this week been in Port Fairy. They are in quest of grass paddocks for horses. Messrs Osmond and Baulch have been the victims of further robbery. This time a quantity of suet was stolen from their slaughter-house. Four hundred men, engaged for the Papuan Expedition, having completed their term of enlistment, are returning to Australia, but will be given an opportunity of re-en listing. It is alleged by produce mer chants that the State Government is arranging to advance £10,000 worth, of fodder to Mallee farmers for sowing time. Sir John Madden returns to Victoria in April.