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A PIONEER PASSES.
There passed aiviy peacefully, at his^ residetuxy "Di\ie HJmis?," D-xie, e'Tl.v on Thursday morning, on old and hgh ly respootod resident Mr Bernard Conlan. Thxjdeceased goctlcroan ?ad been ailing for. somo time, but Ids family and friends were bopcfnl that his strong constitution would latry liim through. However, in Rpito of the best medical attention procurable. Mr Oonkia gradually sank. Mr Oo'ilan j was •Sin type of man Unfortun?te jly his kind is all too rare, aid the ! absence of his familiar figure will learo I a blank hard 1? fill. !11? tWisod, • who was 62 yaars of ngoj wa* horn ii Oonnty Dtown, Ireland. At nil early ago he displayd mechanical skill ard subsequently went to Scotland, where h? was cmplojod as an cngireer ii the Clyd? Shin-Tmilding Ynrds, GV>r pow. Here ho had na pxpo:broc which caused him to Rito up his work ft^d oomo to Anstral:a. J)r? day, when on hs war to wor?^he felt on im pulso to turn bark n<nd stay stray from tho yards. Acting en tVo im- Sulso, ho stayod away iv:ilte in the ay hoard that a oildroa cf ,? u\ VI iron had brokca loose freni d. <tart whon ovorhcid tin* pit h:t w uld liav beon. irorkiag in, and K-d p-v I'p<xl tho dthor throe men ■■ wnrkicg i here, annihilating tlwin instaitiy. On the voyage to Ausrato Mr 0:e lon oontractod typhoid f*rtr in ? sct ero form. He was landed a*. Adelaide for m?Ucal a *nnt?on. ond though his case iras rcgard-ri Jla hopekss, nftor tluTo monUis-his strength gradually came back nod ho was foori woll. Frr ivo yjnrs. Mr Oonlon workad on the South Australian Baaway*. but, har rEg a liking for farming, h* c*my to G.-3TOC, then settled for a timo at AVnti?pom and finally purchased lard at Dixio from Mr 31'Moekin, of-W?ir oambool. Tho <Jeooasod -waR h?rd working wad industrious, -and t?d built a fipleudid homa replete ?th ct ery oanTO2it>ncj na labor-sarirg d? rice. Although tho <]?^asod cncounU crod many trials—ho was burnt out about i'l years ago and lad lost, much stock dunng t!;e drought—his bdonji tablo courage aul i flu-try en bled liim rto Burmoimt all d fScuh.l?s In all his work ho had tt firo helper ii his w?fo, and alwny,, }ud tha lore ard re spect bf Itis family. His friends wore many and ha gr*t|y apprwaatwl their little acts of kindness duri.g h" s ill •?■-"?. Tlie deceased kflves a iwfe ard run e childrpn. The sons are Samuel <<-KlDtri<j3l fcfIgMKXV, X[ Jb.TU'-O) 'thomas, Joseph and RTCiird. Th? daugl(t?r? arc Mrs Heaicssy '.Aliases Jfscpbine, Orsulti, Valer.ii."and M'l cie <Sist?r Sfary RavraoDd) cf Afoot V'ala. ...... ' . Tlra fun?ral kft the resid<-oo at 0 a.m. on Friday morning nd. pto cw^kd to St. Thraaa' It. C. Churo'', where Rtiqum Mass was celebrated by the Her. Father Deva=?. the o<r- U^e then proexndad to the Omatcrr whar 6 ReT. Fathor DtTa.r? oomfiHjted tho bunal sorvioo. The o:ffi^ b ireii were Jlcssrs T. Harrington J. Burke J-,,l>fl?iey, and A. O'SulJVi-. Mhc paU baareps woro Sfrssrs W. T. Bnx t ' rL PP?S!**- 3cbli ljee > J?™? P*. J; ?,S^ llranj B- D??y, J- Bax ter and M. o'K.Jef^. Sfr J. M Bren ?m had charg? of the fu-=eral ar rangem?nt?.