Obituary. The death occurred at the Port land hospital on Monday of Mr. Wil liam Lister at the age of 66 years. The deceased was a son of the late Edward and Anne Lister, being born at Bolwarra. He was married to Miss. Elizabeth Janb Cook, at the age, of 30, and was well known to many residents of the district. About three weeks ago he contracted an ill ness, which necessitated his removal to the hospital, and from which he succumbed as stated. The funeral, which was a private one, took place yesterday morning. Another of Portland's old identi ties, in the person of Mrs. Hannah Jane Johnstone, has passed away at the ripe old age of 89 years. De ceased, who was born at Adelaide, came to Kentbruck at the age of 18, and was later married to Mr. Thomas Johnstone at the Emu Flat Hotel. She has resided at North Portland ever since. She was a remarkably active woman, and it is stated that she never was troubled by having to open and shut gates, always putting her horse over the obstacle. Very few, too, could equal her with either gun or rifle. Many Portland resi dents will remember her generosity in providng ducks, game, etc. in this connection. Her stories of her ex- periences with the blacks in her younger days were most interesting. She was the mother of a large fam ily, the members of which are-Rob ert James, Mary (Mrs. Regan, Mel bourne), George, Cyril, Eliza (Mrs. Tangey, Toorak), Symon, Joseph, Lydia (Mrs. Tyfield, Surrey Hils), and two sons who predeceased their mother. To the sorrowing relatives we extend our deep sympathy. The remains were interred in the South Portland cemetery on Tuesday after noon. the Rev. Canon Coupe officiat ing at the graveside. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mr. B. L. Wilkins. The cortege was largely attended, over thirty cars following the coffin to the last resting place. The numerous floral tokens were a tribute to the high es teem in which the late lady was held by all.