OBITUARY. MR. G. JARRATT. As briefly mentioned in our last issue, the death of Mr George Jarratt [Jarrett], an old and respected resident of Portland, oc- curred last week. The deceased landed here from Bristol (England) some 71 years ago, and subsequently married the eldest daughter of the late Mr Thomas Kean, one of our oldest pioneers. Mr Jarratt was a member of the local Methodist Church, and a lay reader until the time of his illness, which culmi- nated in his death. He had been in failing health for some time past, but only retired from business about three months ago. He was not long, how- ever, to enjoy the fruits of a well-earned earthly rest, and though all that love and care could do was rendered for him in his declining days, he gradually sank until death claimed him in the early hours of Tuesday, November 4. The deceased leaves a family of four sons and eight daughters to mourn the loss of a fond father and faithful guardian, and there are many in the district who will miss his kind and genial personality from their midst. His was always of a cheerful disposition, and devoted much of his time in showing others the way to a Higher Life.