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Obituary Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. France, of Wilson-street.' suffered a bereavement on Tuesday, when their infant son, Stanley William, who was five weeks old, -died.' Mr. Winm. Hanion died at Portland on Monday at the ago of 81. He was the most prominent man of his time in public affairs, and was mayor 11 times between 1SS9 and 1902, when he retired from municipal affairs. He was also president of Portland Shire Council several times. He tot:k an active part in agitations for rail-n:ay connection with Mount Gambiur- and the Wimmera, and the" development of Portland as a port f,.r -verseas shipments. He was president .f the Pastoral and Agricultural Society for ten" years, and was also president cf the Free Library, Portand . lespi?nt, and other institutions. Mr. George Philip [tayter died at his . residence, Anderm.x-street, War racknabeal. on Mond-ly nmorning, at the advanced age of "1 y.ears. The death occurred en the 13th inst. at Malvern of Mr. W. G. ;eichl,. who for many years was Clerk (f courts at Warracknabeal. The death took place early on Fri day morning, at his_ residcul.e in AMain-street, Minyip, after an illnr-ss extending over 12 months, if Mr. Joseph Edmund Abraham, ado for about 25 years had b3s:1 head tenscher of the Nullan State schoil. Deceased was the' youngest son of the late .Mr. A. Abraham, blacksmith, if 1-:ge:t:on and Snake Valley, ani was born at Carnghafn. Mr. Benjamin Alfred . liucklcy, 'r mer. of Hopetoun, died in the Nhill Public Hospital on Sund:y :af'erun.,)i, at the age of 60 years. lie had bLon in failing health for ,nuem months, death resulting from an internal com plaint. An old pioneer in the person of Mrs. 1McKinnon. wife of Mr. lexan-' der McKinnon. died at her residence at Telangatuk, on Sunday, in he:r ,0th year. .Rev. D. Julien, who was in charge of the Baptist Church at Beulah, died on Tuesday morning from heart fail ure. He was 54 years of age, and had been engaged for 24 years in evangelistic work. For many years he was connected with the Methodist Church before joining the-Baptist de nomination. He had ministered in Gippsland, Birchip, Rutherglen and other districts of the State. The death has occurred at Ararat of Mr. James Tuson, at the age of 94. He was one of the few remain ing pioneers of the "golden age" of Ararat. Arriving from Liverpool in 1856, he came to Ararat just prior to the discovery of the Canton lead, from which and adjoining claims 30,000 ounces of gold a fortnight were escorted to Melbourne. Mr. Tuson first engaged in a baking business, after which he became an hotelkeeper, the Ararat Hotel having, been built by him. For fifty years he was a councillor, and on several occasions he was mayor. At the close of his long term of office in 1919, Mr. Tuson was publicly honored by the municipality. State Ministers and other members of Parliament, many public officers and other' personal- friends attended with members of the family at the funeral of tthe late Mr. M. A. Min. ogue, which took place at Burwood Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. The pall bearers were 'the Acting Premier, MJr. Barnes, Minister of Railways; Mr. Prendergast, leader of the . State Labor party; Mr. Hagelthorn, for merly Minister of Agriculture ; Mr. H. McKenzie, formerly Minister of Lands; Mr. 'J. Norris, Auditor-Gene ral; Mr. H. A. Pitt, Under Treasurer; and Mr. 'J. Tiernan. Rev. Father Quinn- of Surrey Hills. assisted by Rev. Father Lonergan, conducted the service. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. C. Ryan, of Horsham. A cablegram from Wellington, N.Z., last night says that the death has oc courred of Sir William Herries, a mem ber of the Massey Ministry since 1912.