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SIR EDMUND BARTON.
STATE FUHEEAI IN SYDNEY.
Great Crowds Moura.
SIDNTY, Indi} -The State funei ii o£ the late Sir Filmum! Barton, senior puisne judge of the ijaght Court of Australia, and fust Prime Minister of the Commonwealth, 'v an to day marked by impressive scenes both at St Andre» s Cathedral, where the meinen ii service was held, and in the sticets, where gtcat eiovvds gathered to wit ness the pi occasion to the South Head Cemetery 1 lags How at half mast from ninii} buildings
the chief mourners were Messrs Edmund nnd Oswald Huton (SOIIB) Mrs Scot Skirv mir (daughter), Mm Fdmund Barton, 1 lent Scot Mtining (son m law), Di &cot M-.ilung and Mesan,.]"1 L Brjant md li W Brunit (nephews), who occupied seats on the fiont of the aisle 'lhe Go vernor (Sir \\ aller Davidson) waa Bealcd on the left, imnicdiitel} behind lum being iepusoiitntiv<4 of the 1 éderal and State AIIIIIBIII'**, naval and militan officers moni
Ivis of the Pedcnil and State judiciary ind ii present itivc. of the lim and tho political and common-ill life of the Commonwealth The Oovenioi-General -»jas represented bj Major Gcnei ii Lee The Cathedral was crowded, and nianv of the congregition
wete ilnnhlc tt obtain scats
Archbishop Wiwht said "Wc mourn to diy a gieat Auslnhnn, whose labomer's task is o cr Sr 1 dinund Barton has left a name that will live, whilst Australia lives ti is the nnme of one who will be counted iimonngst the greatest Australians Thinker, statesman jiuluc-it is with the constitution of \iistrnha that lus life and work will be especinllj linked "
U the lomctuv the pall bearers were the Prcnnei (Jlr Holman) the Minister for Custon!« (Mi Mus-sv Greene) the Chuf lustice of the High Court of Australia (Mi
fusticc Knox) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Mr W Elliott Johnson) The wreaths winch were numcious mid beautiful, mi hided one from the Governor Gencial and Lady nden Munro Ferguson ("In token of sorrow on tin passing aw îj of a dear friend and rno^t distinguished statesman") Other wreaths cunio fiom the Prune Minister and the Pienutrs of Jscvv South Wales and Queensland on behalf ol their respectivo Governments and people
I li» eneketeis nt the Xevv South Wales | md South Austral] in cricket match wore black armbands out of icspecl to the de
Hie follow ing messages from His Mnjcslv the King and His Royal Highness the Prim n of Wales llave been received by His Fvcclleney the Govoinor General -
Tlie Queen and I hive lieJn! Mlth deep rej,ret ol the death ol Sir 1*dmund Harton We hive nlwnvi, preserved tlie happiest recollections ol our ussociut-*-n with him when wc opened the first Parliament of the Commonwealth under Ins Premiership - George II I.
' 1 dceplj regret to leam the sad news of the death of Sir I dmund Harton llrnt Prime Minister of Commonwealth - tdvvurd I' '
Sir John Quick's Eulogy.
BENDIGO, Friday-Su John Quick, m a eulogj of the Inte Sir Kdmund Barton, »ind that he was intimately associated with the deceised statesman m the Federal enm piugn beginning m 1804 "At the Adelaide Convention," said Su John Quick, "Su Ldinund Barton vvns elected leader I could not help recognising his great ability mid judgment ind profound knowledge of the principles of l'ederal Government He seemed to be n born lender of men, of magnetic personality, and attractive guiding powei Ile has left his mark not only in the Constitution itself, but in Tedetal legis Htion, which will last for mans years ns cuduiing evidence of his statesmanship Ile was im intense 1 ederahst, and I am glad that Sn 1. dmund was spared to see the defeit of the refeienda proposals foi
the third time '