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THE PIONEERS. One by one the pioneers of our old town are passing away, and unfortunately valuable history, un written, goes with them. The la test to "cross to the Great Beyond " is Mrs Smith (aged 97), mother of Mrs A. B. Cranage. of Tyers-street. The deceased was a resident of 70 years' standing, and was amongst the first to immigrate to our shores. Mr Peter Chinnery, another of the pioneer band, who arrived at Port. land in the year 1855, also died during the month. He, too, had advanced well into the nineties at the time of death.