OUITUARY M?n .. C. I DnJE P. One of the bat-known residents of Bal larat, Mr dwinii Cliughs Dormer. passel away at his residence, linglan street, ye, terday, after a short illness. 'The decro- ed enaught a chill ahout a fartnight ago, and hion was confined to .his room, although, despiae his advanced age-lieh w 81 last hbirthday-he had previously enjoyed good .heltth. His condition gradally grew worse. andl it was rralised Ilt weak that he ould inot rerover. Tih late Mr Dornmer was born in London, andi as a youth he was a clerlk in the fank of England, in which his father was man agar of the numbering department. .Io came to Australie at the age of 18, and he settled first in. Mlelbourne, where he was ongaged for a tinme as a gold buyer. The goldlioldls attracted him, however, and it was not long before hl was on the Ilallarat.diggisn g. Hie worked with vary ing ouceeot for aboutt 20 years, and then Lturnotd his attention to business. Its Ie. carne mnagter of the crockersy shop con ducted by the late Mr C. C. Shoppee, and afterwards was an ager for a wholesrl, drapery firm. Hie subquently opened a grocery business in'lMair street, which he conducted for sonme years. In the meantime MS Dormer took great intrr ast in publie matters. He was one of the foundlation members of the Druids' Lodge (Iloyal Onk itn Ballarat, and lie was its secretary till the day of his death. He was also an old member of the Orion Masonic Lidge Ite was a well-lknown elcelionlng worker, and was aesociated ii one aospnoty or anothir with the moot atirring contests in Ballarat, His advice on election oanters was sought *by many and lho was one of the most onoariencel can.mpaigers in the State. For many -cars he was deputy returning officer for ?allarot Wkt electdurate in the State, andl was also one of the presiding officers for the Federal elections. He was a past president of the United Friendly Socie ties' Dispensary. and one of the aunditors. lie was kenaly interestrl in sport, and during the last 50 years never missed a cricket match of any eoneeqnenc in Bal larat. Very popular with all clnases. te nas fnmiliarly known nw mad." 'he0 deaesoed leaves a widow, four daaihter.s (Bleedamea J. Oliver, of Oliver and Ste reas' r'Iwnedle, of South Africa; neu denoill, of Northam West Auatralts; h.'Gregor, of Port ngntna, andn four sons (IMesrs I. T. Dormer, of Western Australia; Fred Dormer. of Tasmania; bert and oly, of Balla-ret).. Mrs Der mar was born in the same street in Loan don as Mr Dermer, and weat to the same school, but did not meet him ontil she ncame to Victoria, where she waso married. She is 8S years of age. Tha funeral will take place to-a.marrow Another of the early pioneers, Mrs Masry Ann Smart, wdow of the late James p'ercy Smart, of Yarroweoe street, Sebastopol, hns p.snl away. The do ceased as a colonist of over 60 years, and a resident of Sebastopol for the goreater part of that time. The finmaral took place on &ototrday. and wso of a strictly private character. only the immediate re latives being prresent lor remanins wore interrled in the family grave in the Old Cmoletery. The pall-bearers were Messrs It. Wsller, J. Itwsewll. J. Smart. and W. Jones. T'loe Lre. J. G. Wilson. of Seabna topol, officintedl at the Ilouse and grave. 'rln fournrl- arrangements were carried out by .'.- Il I. Eloler. Our ilMaloen correspondent wrltes:--The news of the dleath of Mr Melville Calder, manager of tho Coounonwealth IBank at Geeloeng wa recieold with profound re gret in ialdlon. The decsa,-d, who was born here, wo highly esteemed, and lnad tron menager ef varoos banks in differ sat -nrts of the State, and a few years ago ne resigned to tak.e on his late posi ton. HS woas taken ill a fee days nago, aind died in a private hospital in M31el hourao, the enome of death boong pneu monia. e was 56I years of a e, and his relatives reside at MAldon. Te remmins wers brought to Mlaldon on Sat'urday for ianterment. The funeral of the olate Mr Blenjamin Angwin took plnce on Saturday. and wer Lrgely attenlded. After a short service by the Ree. G. A. Jodkins at the remi donec of decearsl's son D(Mr .. Angwinl 1tl Armstrono street, the preeion mnov ed to the Neill Street Methodist Church where a large congregation rwas .seated An impre.ivo andl touching service wrew endoeictd by the pastor. rmitable hymnm being sung, and Mrs Judkins presided se tlhoorgan. At 4 o'clock the ortgo mon' ed to the place of interment, tihe Nov Cemetery, the remains being laid to rev' in the family graoe. Thle Rev. (G. A .:dkiles entinesd the ceremony, aosirite by Mlr .. sra. who 1?I the singing. Thi secretary of tl Loyral orthl Star Lodge M.U.I.O.O.F.. Mr P. 1. Landvogt, resol the lodge service. 'rh coffin-bearers at the boseo wore dernsesl's four sons, viz.. lictsrs Benjimin. John. liinhard, alnd A.ndrew Angwin;: at the ehlreh and ceme teryfour offie-bae-rer of the churrel were tie bearers, viz.. Msmrs J. A Finl.ayson. .T. Embliag, J. I:idrv^ll1, and W. Caddly? The follmvino were the Hall-hbnerrer oant rrpre?entativers :-tessrs . An?win, Jolly Angtvin. een.. R. H. r~rtan (IMelborne) W. H. Nettle, .T. Andean. H. Semmens \W. H. Smith, G. Briant. W. Hanock. S osarksr, R. Weir, R. Mae-orn (Sls tournel, A. toan, Jas. Drummond. S TIenkin, T. ,anter. J. Bras, G. fBenlanns J. James., Th. Thurefieldl, W. T. Glenr IT. (ates, 1. II. Gill. J. Swenso (P.D.G0M.) and P. 0. Landvogt tsecrts'r ?L..UOOF.). Among tbhe floral tr hobtes a m eautiful weeath was sent froe tho Neil Street Clhrebh coammittee. Tt tnnsral arrangements were in the .ands of F. W. Barnes and Son.