Obituary. MR. JOHN MUSGRAVE OF BRAIDWOOD. MR. JOHN MUSGRAVE , proprietor of the " Dispatch," died suddenly on Monday morning. The deceased gentlemen some time ago had a serious attack of nreuritis, and for a time his life was despairsd of. During the past few months there wase a gradual improve- ment in his health, and he was able to get about with the aid of a stick. Last week he appared to be better than he had been for some time. On Sunday he was in excellent spirits, and there were absolutely no indications of the nearness of his end. Even at 11 o'clock, when he retired to bed, he did not make the slightest complaint of feeling unwell; in fact, he was discus- sing the war news right up to the time of retiring. The deceased was 85 years. Born at Kendal, England, he came to Aus- tralia with his parents when quite a boy, and resided with them in Sydney. He served his apprenticeship to the printing trade at the Government Printing Office, and subsequently joined the staff of the "S.M. Herald." He continued in this office until he pur- chased, in conjunction with the late Mr. J. Cosgrove, the business of the " Dispatch," over 52 years ago. He subeequently bought out his partner, and the paper has appeared above his imprint ever since. He was one of the oldest journalists in the State; perhaps there is no other man in Australia who has been associated with one paper for such a lengthy period as he was. Also there are only perhaps three or four newspapers in Australia to-day that can boast of being as old as the " Dis- patch." The deceased leaves two sons---Mr. T. C. Musgrave, proprietor of the "Review," and Mr. John Musgrave, who is in charge of Excise Depart- meet at the Sydney Customs.--"Braid- wood Review."