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DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.

(From Oar Own Correspondent.)

DTGBY, Tuesday. I

jjeath has'removed a very'old re sident of Hotspur in t.'h-o persora 01 Mr. John Munro. The late Mr. Mun ro was a colonist of GO years, hav ing arrived in Hohson's Bay by the sailian- ship Champion of the Seas from Scotland in< tho year 1854. The gold fjvur of those days caused him to try his fortune en some of the popular divings of the time. Scant success attending himi on the Victor ian diggings, Mr. Munro directed his steps to Ihu New Zealand gold fields oi Otago, but after spending t»vo years in the island Dominion he returned to Victoria. Mr. Munro married at Portland in 18G7. Vari ous pursuits occupied his attention mntil 1891, when be settled in the Hotspur-district, where ho lived till the time of bis death, which occurred at his late residence on Sunday last. H-.ro, for many years, Mr. Munro had carried on business aB a general storekeeper. He also officiated as postmaster, and had an interest in farming pursuits. In his eai'iier years of residence here the deceased gentleman took an active interest in public affairs in the township, inclu ding the church and Sunday school •,\>.rk:. Mr. Munro, who had reached the ripe old age of 81 years, leaves a widow and a grown up family of

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mourn their loss. The members of the lanjily are settled in various parts of the Commonwealth, one son being in New Zealand. The funeral left the deceased's late residence at two o'clock to-day for- the place of interment, the Hotspur cemetery, and, despite the inclemency of the weather, a large concourse of mour ners followed the remains to their last resting place. The coHin-bear ers were the deceased's four sons, Dan, Will, Harry, and Len. Deceased was, perhaps, the oldest district mem her of the A.O.F., and members of Court Perseverance A.O.F. (Di? by) attended the fnneral in regalia in order to pay their last tribute of respect to a brother who had for some -15 years been connected with Court Perseverance. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Mr. Laurie, Presbyterian, who conducted services both at the house and at the grave side, while the funeral scrvice of the A.O.F. was read by Bro. G. L. Simkin, C.R. The mortuary arran gements were carried out by Mr. W. A. M Calli'm. of Digby.

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