Obituary. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM TUL- LOU, SENR. Of late the inexorable reaper has been unusually busy among our oldest and most prominent citizens, and we hare the sorrowful task of recording the loss to the town of another of its pioneers, in the person of Mr. William Tulloh, snr. The intelligence of the death of the gentleman mentioned on Friday evening came more or less as a shock to the community, for though it was known by some that he was suffering from an attack of inflammation on the lungs, few if any had the slightest idea that the end was so near, nor indeed, we believe, had his nearest connections. It was only on the previous Friday that Mr. Tulloh was seized, and at the time of his death some of those about him were rejoicing that his complaint appeared to be taking a favorable turn. It may be mentioned that the immediate cause of death was stoppage of the heart's action. Some particulars regarding a gentleman who for a great number of years has been itn daily con tact with a large section of the public will no doubt be interesting to our readers. William Tulloh was born at Forres, Morayshire, Scotland, in the year 1812. At the comparatively early age of 15 years he sailed for Jamaica, where he re mained for seven years as manager of a sugar plantation. He then returned to Scotland and about the year 1840 left his native land for Victoria, landing in Portland, where he has remained ever since practically speaking. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, but after a few years relinquished his own business and entered the service of Messrs. Henty. Subsequently be was employed in Mr. T. Mast's mercantile business, and then on the death of Mr. James Smith was appointed actuary of the Savings Bank, which position he held up to the time of his death with profit to the in stitution and credit to himself. T'here is not the slightest doubt but that to the late actuary the Portland Savings Bank owes in a great measure the present satis- factory position in which it stands, for the personal interest he took in pushing and conserving its interests is proverbial. He rarely lost the opportunity of putting in a word in favor of saving, and there are doubtless those who owe to this oharactenstio the fact that they have a few pounds to their credit in the bank. Who would go to draw money from the Savings Bank without good and sufficient cause? Some who had tried it once were loth to try the experiment a second time under the penetrating and reproachful glances of the keen sighted actuary, whose objection to withdrawals would be somewhat incomprehensible were it not due to the unfailing interest he ever displayed in the prosperity of his charge. Well might his commis- sioners value their Portland actuary highly, for they will find it hard to re- place him by a person who will make the institution so much his personal concern. The deceased gentleman, though a resi- dent of this town for nearly half a century, appears to have been very unaspiring as regards public positions, for without doubt had he so wished he could have partaken of those compliments with which the public will readily reward those whose merit and integrity are conspicuous. But as stated the de- ceased was very unobtrusive and died as he had lived-an honest, upright and conscientious citizen, who was universally esteemed, and the intelligence of whose death was received with general regret. In one matter Mr. Tulloh took a lively interest, and this was the establishment of a Masonic Lodge in this town, and we believe he was one of the initiators of the movement which resulted in this being satisfactorily accomplished. The deceased had numerous connections in the Western District. Three of his sons are well known as prominent business men of this town, a fourth occupies a re sponsible position in a branch of the City of Melbourne Bank, and a daughter is the wife of Mr. R. Corney of "Tulse Hill." Then he had two brothers and four sisters in the colony, some of whom are located at Harrow. Since Saturday morning lowered bunt- ing and half-closed shutters have testified to the universal respect in which the de- ceased was held. The funeral took place this afternoon, when the remains were followed to their last resting place in the South Cemetery by a large concourse of friends.