OBIT U Alt Y. On Sunday night, William C. Campbell, Camp-bell, well known in mining and newspaper news-paper circles in the west, breathed his last in St. Mark's Hospital in this city; the disease being softening of the .brain. Mr. Campbell was a native of Virginia, Virgi-nia, and now has-relatives residing in Salem, Roanoke county, in that State. He waa a little over forty years of age, as the writer of this notice gathered from himin conversation in the past. Nearly twenty years of his life must havo been spent on the Pacifio coast in California, Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Utah during which time he engaged in numerous mining enterprises and was connected with different newspapers. His life was a varied and chequered one. He made large amounts of money at different dif-ferent times, but other 'peculations relieved himj'of it. He was the first recorder on tho famous Comstock vein, Nevada; and his long and varied mining espertenoe eminently quali fied him for the position of mining correspondent, which he occupied for a number of influential journals. Mr. Campbell oamo to Utah a little over two years ago as correspondent corres-pondent for the San Francisco Alta He subsequently furnished valuable correspondence to the New York World, tho Missouri Republican and the Sacramento Record; and his oitnmuoications to this journal, over the signature of ''Wasatch," are well and widely known for their correctness, their impartiality, and their results in aiding the mineral development of Utah. Mr. Campbell was also, on several occasions, connected with the editorial departmect of the Heuald-He Heuald-He was a man of unquestioned ability, of a genial, bappv disposition, who possessed more friends and Jewer enemies than any person of the writer's acquaintance; all of whom wilt sincerely regret the loss of a talented man at an age when, in tho ordinary course of naturo, his usefulness would have been unimpaired. Yesterday Captain E. B. Zabriskie telegraphed west to learn tho name of some of his relatives in Virginia, and 1 and having obtained the address of a sister telegraphed to her last night for instructions. Until these arrive no arrangements can be made for tho funeral, hut duo notico will bo given to tho publio when the obsequies will bo hold. A very largo circle of friends and acquaintances will think of tho departed de-parted with sorrow, and will unite with us in a solemn and heartfelt wish of 'Peao (o his ashes."