DEATH OF AN OLD PIONEER. After a lingering illness, extending over twelve months, Mr T. G. Henry, father of Mr T. E. C. Henry, Town Clerk of the Borough of Portland, passed away on Wednesday morning, at the age of 85 years. Deceased was one of the old pioneers of the district. Born at Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland, in 1834, he came out to this country when only 19 years of age. He landed at Melbourne in 1853, proceeding to the goldfields near Bendigo, where he met with indifferent success. He afterwards adopted a scholastic career, and after acting as private tutor and coach, finally joined the Education department, and as head teacher came to Heywood school in 1870. Six years afterwards he proceeded to Mumbannar, near Dart- moor, where he continued teaching until he resigned in 1888. Adopting pastoral pursuits, he remained in that locality until 1906, when he took up his residence in Portland, and remained here ever since, with the exception of about one year, during which he re-visited his birthplace. He married a daughter of the late Mr Edward Tatham, of Doncas- ter, in 1858, and of his family of five, two daughters and a son survive him. The remains of the late Mrs Henry, who died at Mount Gambier in 1888, were interred at that place, and this spot will also be the last resting-place of the deceased, the funeral taking place at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Much sympathy is extended to the relatives in their trouble.