OBITUARY On Wednesday morning last Mrs Caroline Martin, wife of Mr. George Martin, carpenter, Wilson-street, passed away at the age of 52. Deceased had been in ill-health for many years, and had been a severe sufferer for some months: during which she exhibited patience and resignation. Dr. Read, her medical attendant, gives the cause of death as fatty degeneration of the heart and dropsy, Mrs Martin was a native of Horsham, being a daughter of the late Thomas Sayers, a pioneer trades man of the town. She has been twice married, and seven children survive her, one by her first marriage. The inter ment took place yesterday, the Rev. L. Tait officiating. The pall-bearers were Mr. C. Sayers, a brother, Mr. C. Carter son-in-law. and Messrs. A. Kilpatrick, R,. Smith and R. and A. Farmer. Mr. W. F. Allan was the" undertaker. Mr. Robert Brough, the well-known vtor manager, died at Darlinghurst, Sidney, on the 13th in a private'hospital. -Sews was received in Sydney on Friday of the death in Bormah of Mr. Tom Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald, Bros.' Circus. The other brother -in the proprietary, Daniel, died in Melbourne a few weeks ago. A sudden death occurred at midnight on Saturday at Woodend. A well-known farmer, Mlr. Thomas W. Ellison, a single man, aged 48 yeats, after taking part in a tog-,f-war contest held in connection with a bzraar in the local Mechanics' Institute in aid of the Woodend Race Club, com phined of feeling faint, and went to the shop kept by his sister to have a lie down. He became weaker, and at midnight he passed quietly away, The cause of death. was inflation of the heart. Mr. Willham Palmer, farmer, of Joel Joel, died on the 14th inst., having at tained the patriarchial age of 94. He enigrated from England to Tasmania in 18if, when 17 years old, and came to Victoria shortly after Batman and Fawkner. He selected land at Joel Joel, anoer the Duffy Act, where he since lived. lie leaves a widow and grown up family of two eons and three daughters, theformerbein, Messrs. J. W. and G. Palmer, of Joel Joel. One of the daught ers is Mrs James Kelly, of Glenorchy, the other two being nurses in Melbourne. Captain Edward Dumaresq, the oldest resident of the State of Tasmania, died on Monday, at Mount Ireb, Longford, aged 104 years, He came to Tasmania in 1828, when he was appointed Surveyor General and police magistrate at New Norfolk by Governor Arthur. He pur chased Mount Irreh Estate in 1835, and resided there until his death. A son -f deceased, H. It. Dumaresq, who repre tented Longford in the House of As sembly for many years, is 80 years of age. Mr. Wm. Bailey, of Ballarat, the well- known sportsman and speculator died at his residence Drummond street, on Wednesday aged 78. He arrived in Victoria in 1848, and had been in Ballarat over 50 years. He leaves a widow and family of grown-up children, amongst whom are well-known cricketers, namely, Messrs. "Tom" Bailey, manager of Terrinallum Estate; James Bailey, solici- tor, of Lydiard street; Stephen Bailey, station-owner, of Orange, N.S.W.; Wil- liam Bailey, wheat grower;- of Cerowa, N. S.W.; Chas. Bailey, who is in South Africa; and Mrs.,W. E. F. Smythe, wife of the ex-manager of the Colonial Bank of Australia. Ballarat papers estimate his estate at £400,000, made by mining and squatting.