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OBITUARY. Another of the district pioneers has passed awy in the person of Mris. Beeson, at the age of 80 years. She leaves a grown-up family to whom sympathy is extended in their be. reavement. The death of Mr. J. Walker,. of Hurd Street, an old resident of the town, took place yesterday. The death of Rev. J. J. Barrett, parish priest of Port Fairy, occurred at St. John's IHospital, Ballarat. About three years ago, at Port Fairy, he celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. Hle had been in charge of the Port Fairy parish formore than three years, succeeding Dean E. Goidanich, now stationed at Ararat. Mrs. J. P. Skeyhill, whose ldeath took place recently, was the relict of of Terang and Hamilton, and the the late Mr. J. P. Skeyhill, formerly mother of Signaller Ton Skeyhill, the blind soldier poet, who wrote a good deal of verse and became a successful lecturer in Australia and America after the war.