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TIDE INSPECTOR OBRIEN. HIS REGRETTED DEMISE. -AF·Pr some 'months of. illness Mr Orlando T.' L.; O'Brien succumbed to heart failure and dropsy at 6 o'clock on Thursday night. .He was 64 years of age Deceased in his earlier years was a distinguished athlete, having been prominently identified with the Carlton Football Club in its earliest days and the invenitor of the " punt" kick;. He. leaves a widow. and six children, three sons and:three daughters, to mourn his loss. It was as a prominent official of the Coommonwealth' Customs he was best known, having attained' the rank of Chief Tide Inspector. It is probably due to his conscientious adherence to _duty that his fatal illness was brought about. It is said that he had never had a holiday for twenty-five years. His health is stated, however, to have become perceptibly impaired after the fumigation of a disease-stricken steamer, having inhaled some of the fumes. He always carried out his work with a strict even stern sense of duty. Mr: O'Brien had been for over forty years in the Government service, being originally in the Mines department be tore having been transferred to the -Uust-oms.. He succeeded Mr T. D. Hammond as assistant .boarding in spector some 11 or 12 years ago. * The funeral takes place this after noon. The remains will be interred in thbeMelbourne General Cemetery.