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PASSING OF THIIE PIONEERS. The death occurred at his resi dence in Geelong, on Sunday last, of Mr. John Gorman, aged 79 years, who will be well remembered by old time residents of this district. Mr German was borr in King's County, Ireland, and arrived in Austrilia in 18(3. Sh:rtly after he joined the Victorian police force, with which he was associated for 34 years, retiring 22 years ago when stationed at Balmoral. Since then he.has lived privately at Geelong. Mr Gorman was stationed at Bal moral in 18(18, and at Edenhope in the early seventies, and at different times at Merino, Hamilton, Port 'fairy (then known hs Belfast.), and Portlanl, lie agtin went to Bal moral from Portland, and was in charge there during the big shear ing strike, when large camps of men were formed at the different seations. When he finally retired he was the recipient of a presenta tion from the residents of Balmoral and district. He left with a reputa tion for strightforward and fair dealing, and many who, in their youthful days were on the wild side, have since often spoken of his tact ful and kindly advice to them The deceased had many close friends amongat the members of the force, most of whom were on the retired liar, and he had been visited by several of them during his latter days, He was c nfined to his room foi only about two weeks, a d re tained full possession of his facul ties until a few minutes before he passed away. He leaves a widow, two daughters and three sons. Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, iFor CoughsI and Colds,never fails.