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Obituary.

MR. HUGH DIXSON, J.P. ' , '..

! Wo regret to annouuco tho sadden death of tba

! well known tobncoo manufacturer, Mr. Hugh Dixon, .\

J.P., which melancholy event occurred at5.15o'olook Wednesday morning from apoplexy, at his résidence No. Ill, Viotoria-sfcroet, Darlinjhurst. The docoased gentleman has recently been complaining of foelingun well, but no danger was anticipated. On Tuesday night he said ho felt ill, and shortly after 4 o'clock he wa» afflicted with an apoplectic stroke, which resulted in his death in leas than an hour after receiving the stroke. Ho was attondod by his son, Dr. Craig Dixson, and that go'ntloman and his brother wero pre sent at his decease. Ho oxpiiid at tho ad« vancod ego of 70 yearn, and leaves a widow four eons and a danghtor. Of those who started manufacturing in Sydney, consequent upon tho alteiation of the customs' tariff at tho time of the American war, ho was tho only ono who carried out to the present day without I interruption and successfully the buaineaa of to I bacoo manufacture. Ho came to thia colony in 1839, bringing with him maohinory for the mannfaoturo of : tabacco, and started a business in Sydney which year and year gradually inoroaaed. Ho waa a gonial-hoarted I man, benevolently inolined, and took an aotivo interest

in moat oha'itablo institutions and philauthropio

j operations. Ho was for some years a director of the

Randwick Asylum, ana since his appointment aa a justice of the poaoo, on Soptombcr .il, 1875, ho has boon assiduous in attending to his magisterial duties at tho Central Polios Court. Aa a good oitizon, and aa a kind considerate master to his many omployooa, his loss will bo deeply deplored.

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