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passing of the pioneers.

Mil. .1. ri. COX.

Mr. John Sinclair Cox, who lot many years was well known as the proprietor of a lViitcliorim; business in Ilimiilttvii. passed away at .hi;' resklenee, Greenwood Park,-on Fn ilav cvi'iihiK. I-le hail sullci'ed dur ing the past few months with an af fection of the heart, ■wlrich ultimate ly was the cause of his deat'li. Horn ill Ireland in 1351). Us arrived in Vic toria whoa only seven' years of we. 8i'on after landing lie made. Ills way in this district, and remained in the vicinity until Hie tline of his demise. Sonne years iivro the late Mr. Uox took rather more than a passim? in terest; in municipal matters, ninl in 11)02 he unsuccessfully contested the seat of Hie west riding of tlio Sliiiu ol Dundaa rendered vacant through the resignntioii of Mr. .1. Loiifflvmvnc. The deceased leaves a widow and iwj sons and one daughter to mourn t their loss. The remains were inten

od in the Hamilton cemetery on Sunday .afternoon, the Rev. A. .1. Stewart conducting the funeral ser vice. aivd Mr. If. UrWhavin.t chnrye* of 111? 'mortuary arrangements.

MR. ROliKRT JOHNSON.

.Another old identity, Mr. Robert Johnson, aged S2, passed away at iht residence of bis niece (Mrs. W. Dick), Oriffen-street, on Sunday evening, r.ftrr a short. illness. Mr. Johnson \vas a native o' Somerset,

ICngland, and arrived at Portland I over 50 years ago. After a short sojourn there lie eame to Hamilton and engaged in tile work of n muni cipal road contractor. Although lie took no prominent, public part ..in the affairs of the town he always evinced nn at hive interest On its welfare, ami was highly respected. His wife nredrceased him about 20

ve.irs ago, and his inijnediate rrli i'ivfs are his sister (Mrs. Aushin) nnd his nicee (Mrs. \V. Dicki. There are several relatives of l>is lnt.d wife in t!(is district. The interment will take ,i Uic? at the Hamilton comet-eijyi this afternoon, the funeral moving frem Mrs. Dick's residence, under ttaft direction ci Mr F. Greed, at half fast two o'clock.

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