.OBITUARY. -0--o--- . The death occurred on Monday, at her residence at Wattle Hill, West Portland, of Mrs. Hannah Pitts, wife of Mr. Walter D. Pitts, after a lengthy illness. Deceased, who was, well and favorably known to a large number of residents, was a daughter of the late John and Hannah Spiken, of Portland. A native of the town, she was married at the early age of 18 years to Mr. Walter Dennis Pitts, there being, six children of the mar rige-Maud (Mrs. A. Edwards), Myrtle (Mrs. L Tonkin), Olive, Harry, Fredrick and Leslie. De ceased was aged 72 years. Mr. and Mrs. Pitts were the sixth of the Pitts family to celebrate their golden wedding, Mr. Walter Pitts being the only surviving member. When they were first married, they lived at Browning street for a period of 12 years, afterwards removing to Wattle Hill, where they have resided ever since. During their fifty-four years of married life deceased and her hus band were rarely parted, the deceased lady being an exemplary mother to her family and devoted to her hus band. Mrs. Pitts father (the late John Spiken) worked for Edward Henty on the old Mount Ganna farm, and Mrs. Pitts herself had also fol lowed the plough planting potatoes on Henty's farm. The funeral, which was on Wednesday afternoon, was representative of the district, and left the house at Wattle Hill for the South cemetery, after the Rev. O. J. Boyle held a short service. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mr. T. C. Jarratt.