Death of Mr. Ezra Firth.
The funeral took place yesterday (says the Brisbane " Daily Mail") of
a very old and respected resident of this State, in the person of Mr. Ezra Firth, of Morningside, and formerly of Mount Surprise Station, in the Cook district. Mr. Firth, who died at his residence at an early hour on Satur- day morning, was in his 88th year, and was one of the best known squatters in Northern Queensland. His remin- iscences, it may be remembered, pro- vided material for a series of most in- teresting articles in these columns some 18 months ago. He leaves three sons, Messrs. John Firth, of Morning- side ; T. R. and Chas. Firth, of Mount Surprise and Fossilbrook stations re- spectively, and one daughter, Mrs. Cranston, of Geelong. Numerous friends attended the funeral, which took place in the Bulimba Cemetery, where the deceased was laid beside his wife. Among those present:—Messrs. J. Firth, Thos. Collins (son-in-law), Edmunds (grandson), W. H. Barnes, M.L.A., Pring Roberts, R. M. Collins, and C. J. Collins (Tamrookum) and Jones. The hearse was preceded by the scholars of the Morningside Sun- day School.