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Obituary. Mr. Thobmas Clohesy, an esteemed resi dent of Hamilton, was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning. Deceased had been quite well up to the time of his death. and his demise came as a shock to his friends. Hte was born in Ireland, and with his father and brother emigrated to Australia in 1871, but the parent died towards the end of the journey, and the twe boys had to map out their owo fu ture. Mr. Cldhesy worked for some time on one of Mr. Chirnside's estates. and thence came to Hamilton. 11- was married in the Presbyterian Church at the age of 23 years. 'The deceased was 00GO years of age, and the greater part of his life was spent in this locality. One of the oldest residents of Hamil ton, in the person of Mr. James Thomt son, passed peacefully away on Monday evening. The deceased was born at Bal nachole, Scotland,. in the year 1823. He was married In Scotland. and, with, his wife, came to Victoria in 1852. Previous to leaving Scotland,-the deceased gained considerable experience in sheep farming, and he became associated with the pas toral industry shortly after his arrival in this colony. In conjunction with two other gentlemen, the deceased, purchased the Maryvaole and Ullswater estates. near Edenhope, but after a few years these stations werp sold to Mr. Itobert Mathis son. Mr. Thomson purchased the Moni sae estate of 18.000 acres, near 1amil ton, in 1870, and resided there up to the time of his death. The deceased wasn 87 years of age. His wife died some three years ago, but the family ot five daughters and four sons survive. One of the sons, Mr. John Thomson, has repre seneed Dundas in the Stats Parliament for a number of years. Mr. Walter Douglas, of Mil Lel, died on Monday from lockjaw as the result of a very simple mishap. lie was driving some sheep, a week before, and by some mischance strtick himself in the eye with the lash of his whip. Mr. Douglas did not Iput any serious thought on the in jury, and went-about his work' as usual for a feuw days. On Friday last he con pulted Dr. Jermyn, aid it was found that) he was suffllering from lockjaw. Mr. Julius Lange, one of the pioneer fardners of Mount Gambler. passed away on Sunday morning after two years or more of weak health, at the age of GO years. The friends of .)r. M. Muroney, or Lem on Springs, will' regret to learn that his son, ar. John1.Moroney, died rather sud denly in Melbourne last' week, where he sas studying for a school teacher. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives, as the deceased was a promis Ing young man.