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OBITUARY. . It -was with regret that we learned recently of the passing of yet another of our 1ld pioneers in the person .of M'r. Robert Henry lIollis, aged 83 years. The lute Mr. llollis was born at Tairr'agi , but in early life he, with his parents, ,nettled on the .lnd at Corne, where Mr..HoIllis' f!th'er was engaged in farming and stock' riding for+ the IIetys, who at that'time had cattle in the foirest country. Mr. Hollis. in' his early days, Spent some time in .Western Australia, and on returning S'to Mount Gambiler. was for. many yclirs. nemployedi in the :butchering business. 'Finally,- however, he re turned 'to ;this State' and selected Il?nd at :Gorne hore, at the time of his ,passing, 'he had •.a fine : dairy farm 'and0 orchard, property.'' The late Mi'. lHollis Is survived by his Wvife and two daughters, Ethel (Mrs.. N. S. Chapman, Gorhe) and Adeline (Mrs. RI. C. Wilson, Bridged water), iand step-children John Mul lhollhtld (Portland) and Laura (Mrs. C. C. Gourd, Sydney.) The sur viving brothers are-Mr. Albort I-ollis (Coleraine), Mr. Ted Hollls (Perth), and surviving sister (Mrs. William llann Collie.) Deceased members of the family are-John (Donald), William (Heywood), Eliz abhctl (Mrs. T.. Collyer), Agnes (Mrs. T. Ffodgetts), and Arthur (Portland.) .. The iremins were laid to rest iin the South Portland cemetery, the Rev. E. W. Barren, of Wesley Church, being the officiating clergy man. The mlortuary airrngenments -were in the hands of Mr. T. C. Jar rett. Thie many Portland friends of Mr. Stewr't Midlemiss were shocked to hlan of his sudden death at his?resl dence, St. Kil?ll on Saturday last. Stewrart, who representedt the Com monwealth F1rrtilizer Co., was n arralt farvorite right throughout the Wes?ecrn District, where he was 'an mutsandnling personality. As ia pub. lie mntlertainer he had few equals, aln his genial naturn at all times nmthored to hhn a large circle of friends wiho will mourn his untimely Ii5shiini.