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Obituary. Deep regret was experienced here when the sad news was circulated in Beulah of the death of Mr. Leslie New- man, 27 years of age, the sad event occurring at Bright. on Thursday morn- ing. Deceased, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Newman, well-known residents of Beulah, had been brought up in the town, and was for some time employed at W. F. Allan's store. He had been in ill-health for some time prior to his death. Mrs. Samuel Cross, of Hamilton, wife of the water trust inspector, died on Wednesday night, after a short ill-ness. Another old resident of Nhill, passed away on Tuesday last in the person of Mrs. Margaret Mulraney, aged 80 years Deceased was a native of Ireland, and came to Australia 60 years ago with her husband, the late Mr. Bernhardt Mulraney. For many years she resided with her husband in the Mt. Gamblier and Hamilton districts, and later on at Goroke. About 26 years ago she went to Nhill, and resided at Kelly Town. During the past two years de- ceased resided with her son, Mr. Jas. Mulraney. The cause of death was' se- nile decay. She leaves a grown-up fa- mily, which includes Mr. Jas. Mul- raney, Nhill; Mr. Bernhardt Mulraney, Ouyen, Mrs. Spirling, Mt. Gambier. One of the oldest residents of Stawell in the person of Mr. John Harries, passed away at his residence on Fri- day. Mr. Harries had reached the age of 71, being born at "Silvergrove," Llannelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, in the year 1843, and went to Stawell in 1875. Like many of his Welsh com- patriots, he was a great vocalist and musician, and was at one time a mem- her of Prout's Band at Ballarat. He was also a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, and at one time a member of the choir. He was the sole survivor of the family, his brother Rev. David Harries, D.D., having pre- deceased him a few years ago. He leaves a widow and family of three sons and five daughters. Two sons, Messrs Henry and Thomas Harries, re- side in Ballarat, and one, Mr. Harold Harries, is a stationmaster at Knows- ley. The daughters are Mrs. Holy, of Castlemaine, Miss Ester H1arries, school teacher at Horsham, and the Misses Cissie, Blodwin and Marjorie, who re- side in Stawell.