OBITUARY MR THOMAS BAILEY One of the best-known and most fa- miliar figures in mining circles passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning in the person of Mr. Thomas Bailey at the ago of 74 years. Although for some weeks past Mr Bailey had been suffering from an acute attack of asthma, his condition was not such as to cause any immediate concern. Up till a late hour on Wednesday evening he was conversing with his son-in-law, Mr. T Morgan , who was greatly shocked next morning to hear that he passed away suddenly during the night. Born at Taunton, Somerset, in 1840, the late Mr Bailey left home when a mere lad, and was for a short time on the New Zealand goldfields. He settled in Ballarat in the later 50's, and was very successful in various mining ventures. At an early period of the history of Bal- larat he was prominently connected with sporting movemento, and tho pioneer ran ting a?soiiiona had in him an earnest andll practial woroker. The late Sir Wil ooam Bailoey, thi well-known- racehorse ownor, nwsn a brother of droeoed. Air Bailey married, in 1867, a danufhter of the tate Mr T. Craig, of Craig a hotel, who prmleeoned him several youn. lie ad threne childnt. Mr Walter L. Balilcy repreeontative of MtSRo E. ohnoianrlo and Co.; a dau hp r, who Inarrier aMr T. Morgan, of this City; and a eon who died in his infanney. SnboqaEnt to the dom at of his wife his daughter, Mre Morgan, was his constant attendant, and the votea ran broker doerived much solace from her patient ministrations. Mrs Morgan'o death about seoven months ago was a seo. vore shack to him, and latterly his health htgnto give way. The news of Mr aloy's death came as a ourprise to thr mining community among whom ho on jot?r a wide acqna~'r tan ee. ue was r ni verally adm.id for his high pesotal qunlifleations Ilit love of oistloor life, ind tis cnmmerlot probity. For half a con tirr'yhe was a promienot figlure on the Stok Filch ang whore his genial dispo eition and philosophic tumn of mind earn el the warnl liteem of ieir colleagure. lio war a devoted angler and was nfor many years connected with tie' Ballarat Anglors' Club. In football cireles his pat roeageaoano lways freely sought, and hs wasan en.thusia otio member of the old Ballarat Bunk Clur. Widrpread regret was felt in mirdn.? and oomtmnrcirl nirola when the news of 3Ir Blailey's deanth wad known. At the meooting of the Stock Ex change Mt. T. a. nunco. who presided, conveyed thire sad tidings to the members, and referred to the nactire part thie de csorol had token in the develsnpment ol the mining innustry. As a oark of re spout the mooting wae adjourned. The news wnas reoeived with deep regret at th Old Colonists' Iall, the meeting heing also adjournoedl. At the meeting of the Ballarat Anglerm' committee last mig the pirident referred feenlingly to 1t Iailey' dneatlh, ard a" motion of fondo leno wans earried, the membersmm stand'ng. Dp sympathy is fael' for Mr Waltei Bail.e, the ony surviving eornober of hi family. Tihe interment rill itake plao to-dalny. The funeral will leave Mii alniley's reoidenco, Mill street, at .45l p.m. for the Old Cemotery. The.friondo of Mr Wm. T. Searl. bha ker, of Skipton treet, will regret to lear of the death of hio only dalnghter, whie' took nlae yesterdny after a long illness fTh dTree young tlady ewas very popi ier ir fact a general favorite with al with nwom she nwas aeoctated. Miuch sympathy han been eoxprernsed for the be renaved parents. The frnoral Lt?kas plan to-day at the Old.Cemetery. Tho lfuneral of Air John Iutrket. of Dunnstown, and brother of Mrs Molooey. of that litriet, took plans yestordna. we an his remains wore roemovl fromn ai1 Steve Wellington'o private mortuanry, and were IIneyed for interment in the None Cemetery. The frnerel warn Iargi- at tendrid. The soffin-hearers wnere lesrr P. lolonel . Jao. liordon. 1. Nolan, . CiUl. li. Miorphy, and P. W. 3foloney and the poll-bereorr were ifeonsr Tin Foley. Bert Cnllen, T. MylesI, . Mule: D. fCarroll, J. Wey, B. Roberte., and oh-i liorden. The eon?ico at the grave wae conducted by the Rev. Father Conlon. anor the funeral orreangementa .were in th hoands of Messrs Sive Wellington ano Son. Another very old colonist and idontit of the RBat Creek district, in the i une: of Sir Patrick Land. died at his remdene on Monday last, "after a lengthened ill noes. Tho dnca?ned,' who had rasidod ir the one place for 4. yearrn, was well know and highlly respected. He was 76:year old, and leaves a widow, lint no family The remains were removed on Wednedmln morning to St. Mnary's Roman Catholi Church. Smytlendate, where lfans -as or foterd rp by the Pe. Famther Barrett, or istesd by Father Honehan. for the repin of the oul of deoeased. The funena which left the chturch, was carrined omit 1 motor oerire. and was attended hr nom role friends fromn all the surrounding dr. ficts, the cortego numbering 47 veohclci 'Ph remains were interred in the Sear dale Cemetery. The mfoln-"lnesorre r Mcsorn D. ?enn (cousin of deceased), B. J Poneell, . l.nder, and E. iMerry; and ih Sll-bI lrs were Meners Jan; Ieona" eesin). tI. lfrrissey. P."Sweonev. F Bennett. S. Wolsh, P. Teddenham. .1. e hinon.n P. Daltmi. It. Williams, It. Haly .J. Swoeney. T. ypn (eousiln), it. M'Car thy. The servroo at the grave was nor dloeln he the ioe. Fnther Heerhnn, no the funeral arrangenments wer in th. hands of Mtsors Steve Wdlingten anm Son. The funeral of ML Rihbsed Pearso, son of Mir RiLhlard Thomas Prarm, jun., tool place yesterday nt the New Cemoetery n?n ewa very ,largly anttended. About 10' temchoe's and scholars of the Skipton st.e lMethodist Sunday school marched in fron' of the hoearsen. to thie cemotery carryin fltral tribhutes. ' The ofln-hrtoreeerer we loraslr W.. ,, andl R. Steeons and "t Wright (cousinsr of deenria). The Mounnl Pleasant Tent I.O.R. was repreornted by 3lmors J. Mi'Fadge and T. Coates. trns teeo; the choir ane represnted by Merr C. Bnrt and A. Pryor, the deceanou L father being the condutctor; the Yonne Mlen's Club by the secreitay. Mr. 'L Oreat; the Slirdny school by the suporie tendont, Mir J. O. armiehnael. The pall hrarere were Mlr C(. Bolster, Senonet Ilnnchfield. Crs ". J. Brokenshtre, W. D. Hill, E. TenkinM (SGebtepopoll. Contl A: Hooley, ll?srn . Mtann, .. Joseph, J. JTaeks, I. Nanmearnow, 3. Eddy, Jame' anoka. t. Watte. Rt. Perry, S. Lee, T. Oreenhalgh, J. Ditnhfield, .. Hamilton R. Porteous, W.. T. Glenn,. it. Benneti. B, Bentley, and R. Wilnon. The Roo. W. I. Holtbham, of Skipton street, condnucted a most imprersivo setvrice at theo honue and grave; The mortar" nrraromenontF wore earried out by Mr I. J. Miller.