South Africa 1896 2 April - June
11 April 1896
BUSTIN, Mrs. G. T. M., Pretoria, March 8.
CHAMBERS—On April 4, at Aliwal North, Cape Colony, the wife of R. E. Elliot Chambers.
MARKS—On April 6, at 84, Sutherland Avenue, the wife of Jack H. Marks, of Johannesburg.
PICKERING, Mrs. W., Kimberley, March 7.
SILVERTEN, Mrs. C. S., Cape Town, March 10.
SMITH, Mrs. W. L., Kokstad, March 4.
TINDALL, Mrs. H. E., Upington, February 16.
BARNICOTT, Mrs. A., East London, March 6.
DASHWOOD, Mrs. J., Barberton, March 9.
DUCKITT, Mrs. W., Johannesburg, March 6.
FARRAR—On April 6, at Johannesburg, the wife of George Farrar.
FLETCHER, Mrs. H., Johannesburg, March 8.
ROBERTSON, Mrs. J. D., Kingwilliamstown, March 8.
SCHEEPERS, Mrs. G., Grahamstown, March 8.
SCHRODER, Mrs. E., Upington, March 5.
BRITTON, W. D.—HAWKEN, M. B., Grahamstown, March 5
DENNISON, J. H.—BECK, S. M., Johannesburg, March 5.
MORRIS, F. G.—SCOTT, E., Queenstown, March 4.
MOULD, W. J.—CORBETT, E., Grahamstown, March 10.
TRUTER, J. J.—INMAN, J. E., Kimberley, March 4.
FLEMING—FISHER—On April 8, at Christ Church, Edinburgh, by the Rev. C. M. Black, M.A., Andrew Milroy Fleming, M.B., Salisbury, Mashonaland, to Philadelphia Alice, only child of the late William Fisher, jun., British Columbia.
LEVI—GERS—On April 8, at Cottbus, Germany, Johanna, eldest daughter of Julius Gers, Esq. to Edmund H. Levi, of Griquatown, son of the late Joseph Levi, of London.
ABEL, J. H., Johannesburg, March 8, aged 38.
BISSOUX, I., Montagu, March 7, aged 88.
BURGESS, Mrs. C. B., Kingwilliamstown, March 5, aged 70.
HAWKINS, Mrs. J. A., Southwell, March 5, aged 45.
HUTCHINGS, Rev. H. G., Grahamstown, March 9, aged 36.
KNOBEL, Rev. W., Johannesburg, March 9, aged 40.
MEIRING, Mrs., Grahamstown, March 8, aged 54.
RICE, Mrs. E. J., Kimberley, March 7, aged 41.
STOCKDALE, G., Delagoa Bay, March 6, aged 24.
SWEENEY, F. O., East London, March 4, aged 56.
WILLIAMS, Mrs. M., Johannesburg, March 3.
GRAHAM—At Inyati, Matabeleland, “killed whilst fighting against heavy odds,” Alexander Miller Graham, Assistant Native Commissioner, British South Africa Company, aged 25, eldest son of Alex. G. Graham, Park House, Kirn, and grandson of the late Canon Miller, D.D., Vicar of Greenwich.
KETTLE—On April 3, at Hastings, Caroline Janet, widow of George Kettle, Esq., of Port Elizabeth, aged 73.
PERFECT—On April 4, at Shashi Drift, Mashonaland, suddenly, of fever, Edward St. John, third son of the Rev. H. T. Perfect, Vicar of Stanton, Drew and Pensford, aged 24.
REYNOLDS—On April 6, killed in action with the Matabele, near Bulawayo, Ernest Edward Reynolds, eldest surviving son of the late Edward Reynolds, Esq., J.P., of Paxton Hall, Hunts, aged 27.
18 April 1896
GALPIN, Mrs. E. E., Queenstown, March 19.
DROMGOOLIE, Mrs. E. S., Port Elizabeth, March 14.
HOPPER, Mrs. T., Kimberley, March 14.
PEARCE, Mrs. P. W., T'solo, Griqualand East, March 13.
STONE, Mrs. A., Cape Town, March 17.
WATT, Mrs. J., Middelburg, S.A.R., March 11.
DAVEY, Mrs. B. C., Johannesburg, March 15.
FROGER, Mrs. J., Barberton, March 12.
KAUFMANN, Mrs. H., Pretoria, March 11.
LEICESTER, Mrs. H. W., Klipdam, March 14.
MARQUARDT - On March 15, at Johannesburg, the wife of Alfred William Abert MARQUARDT.
SIMMONS - On March 22, at Standerton, the wife of Herbert Charles SIMMONS, M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond.
POWELL, Mrs. R., Johannesburg, March 15.
BEER - ROGALY - On April 14, at Cape Town, by the Rev. P. BENDER, M.A., assisted by the Rev. F. LYONS, Wilhelm BEER, of Britstown, Cape Colony, to Hinda, daughter of Julius and Leah ROGALY, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
CHAPMAN, E. - TARRANT, A. E., Grahamstown, March 18.
DE VILLIERS, A. J. - ROTHMANN, P. S., Worcester, March 19.
DOHERTY, J. - MUNDELL, S. L., Cradock, March 16.
FLEMING - FISHER - On April 8, at Christ Church, Morningside, Edinburgh, by the Rev. C. M. BLACK, M.A., C.M., Andrew Milroy FLEMING, M.B., Salisbury, Mashonaland, to Philadelphia Alice, only child of the late William FISHER, Jun., British Columbia
GUINSBERG, B. - HENOCHSBERG, F., Cape Town, March 18.
HINTON, W. - RON, F. M., George Town, March 4.
MCLELLAN, J. - KENNETT, M. C., Graaff - Reinet, March 16.
PACKE - On April 10, killed in action near Bulawayo, Christopher John PACKE, eldest son of the late William PACKE, Esq., of 1, Cavendish Square, aged 19.
CORBETT, G. S., Umtata, March 11, aged 55.
DUFFY, Miss E. A., Queenstown, March 12, aged 22.
GREEN - On April 10, Arthur Lanoy Griffith GREEN, son of the Rev. Edward P. GREEN, Vicar of St. Simon's, Bethnal Green, aged 34 years, killed by Matabeles while fighting in the relief column from Bulawayo, under Captain Brand.
KING, Mrs. E., Kei Road, March 13, aged 71.
LUMSDEN - On April 10, at Bulawayo, from wounds received while serving with Gifford's Patrol, James W. LUMSDEN, elder son of the late George LUMSDEN, in his 36th year.
MACKENZIE - On April 6, at Shiloh, Matabeleland, Samuel Kenneth MACKENZIE, second son of the late Samuel MACKENZIE, of Bayswater, killed in action, aged 27.
REYS, Mrs. S. M., Bloemfontein, March 18, aged 27.
ROBINSON, W. S., Koonap, March 12, aged 58.
RUTGERS, H. W., Woodstock, March 19, aged 34.
SARGEANT, Rev. W., Somerset West, March 16, aged 76.
SAVAGE - On April 12, at Port Elizabeth, William SAVAGE, aged 72 years. Deeply regretted.
SCOTT, W., Johannesburg, March 16, aged 38.
WEBSTER, W. M., Lourenco Marques, March 18, aged 47.
WILESMITH, Mrs. A., Rondebosch, March 23, aged 28.
25 April 1896
BRUCE, Mrs. H. M., Barberton, March 18
CAMERON, Mrs. J., Johannesburg, March 19
DIMSDALE, Mrs. G. A., Johannesburg, March 25
DUFFUS, Mrs. W., Johannesburg, March 22
GUDGEON, Mrs. V., Rondebosch, March 23
NOOME, Mrs. M., Pretoria, March 18
TREMLETT, Mrs. E. J., Johannesburg, March 23
SAALFELD - On the 19th inst., at 28, Evelyn Mansions, S.W., the wife of Alfred SAALFELD
DOBSON, Mrs. J. M., Port Elizabeth, March 16
HOME, Mrs. F. W., Cape Town, March 27
ARNOTT, S. H. - COLMAN, L. M., Salisbury, March 3
BARON, A. J. - GOOD, E. D., Johannesburg, March 16
BUCKLEY - CROSSE - On April 21, at Holy Trinity, Westbourne Terrace, by the Rev. Edwin WOOD, Vicar of St. Stephen's, Shepherd's Bush, assisted by the Rev. J. Green PILKINGTON, Vicar of Holy Trinity, James Francis BUCKLEY, Esq., of Bryn-y-Caerau, Llanelly, son of the late James BUCKLEY, Esq., J.P., D.L., to Edith, eldest daughter of Andrew F. CROSSE, Esq., of Johannesburg, and granddaughter of the late Andrew CROSSE, Esq., J.P., Fyne Court, Somerset
CLARK, G. E. - ROBERTS, M., Johannesburg, March 18
HAIRD, F. W. - CLARK, M., Queenstown, March 17
STILWELL, C. H. - BROWN, A. M. G., Lily Vale, March 18
VEALE, H. P. - DUFF, J., Pretoria, March 21
PATERSON - HALL - On the 15th inst., at the Priory Church, Great Malvern, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Worcester, assisted by the Rev. Canon Gregory SMITH, LL.D., Vicar of the parish, the Rev. H. D. Noel PATERSON, Senior Curate of Great Malvern, son of the late John PATERSON, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Cape Colony, and of 55, Earl's Court Square, S.W., to Anna Constance, daughter of the late Robert Constable HALL, J.P., of Rockcliffe, county Cork, Ireland, and granddaughter of the late Sir Arthur Percy AYLMER, Bart.
VERSFELD, M. - LEIBRANDT, M. M. C., Cape Town, March 25
BURTON, Mrs. H., Kingwilliamstown, March 18, aged 73
CAMPBELL, A. G., Tembuland, March 16, aged 67
GODDARD, H. P., Johannesburg, March 24, aged 23
HARRIES, F., Johannesburg, March 16, aged 37
HUGHES - On March 15, at Durban, Whitworth Henry Reginald, son of late Rev. Robert Edward HUGHES, Rector of Shenington, Gloucestershire, aged 39
JORDAAN, J. D., Johannesburg, March 24, aged 84
MCGILL, Miss M., Cape Town, March 28, aged 74
PINTZ, Mrs. A. H., Mouile Point, March 28, aged 46
ROSS - Adam "Stuart" Ross, aged 25, eldest son of the Rev. R. Ross, Vicar of St. Mark's, Manningham, of fever, on the Zambesi, South Africa
ROY, Mrs. M., Kingwilliamstown, March 18, aged 64
LEMAN - Between March 23 and 25, killed by the Matabele at Shangani, Robert James LEMAN, eldest son of George Downton LEMAN, late of H. M. Madras Civil Service, of Raleigh, Bideford
Mrs. L. SHUTER, who was severely injured in the Glencoe railway accident, has died at Maritzburg.
Mrs. BUCHANAN, wife of Mr. John BUCHANAN, C. M. G., of Blaney, arrived at Durban recently by the Indiana, and reported the sudden death of her husband, who was taken ill on the way down, and died at Chinde. They were on their way to England.
The Natal Advertiser reports that the Cape Mounted Police at St. John's have been increased by thirty men, and arms have been issued to all the civil servants in the district. The reason is not assigned.
The Loyal Colonial League has been formed at Kei Road in the Kingwilliamstown district of the Cape Colony. The League believes in loyalty to the Queen, strictly Responsible Government, no dictation from outside, and franchise on equal terms to all. The speeches were moderate and determined. The organization has taken root.
2 May 1896
BRINDLEY, Mrs. J. A., Krugersdorp, March 27
DALL, Mrs. J. W., Jagersfontein, March 26
DE VILLIERS, Mrs. A. M. N., Bloemfontein, March 28
GIE, Mrs. George G., Griquatown, March 28
HOFFENBERG, Mrs. M., Johannesburg, March 26
JEFFERY, Mrs. C., Kimberley, March 30
MARTIN - The wife of W. Martin, Commander S. S. Spartan
ORPEN, Mrs. A., Port Elizabeth, March 30
PARISH, Mrs. E. M., Kingwilliamstown, March 27
WAKEFORD, Mrs. G. C., Klipdam, March 28
BAHLSEN, T. - MONTAGUE, A. I., Kimberley, March 26
BARRINGTON - MONTAGU - On April 29, at St. Jude's Southsea, by the Rev. C. P. Calvert, M. A., William Gordon, youngest son of the late Honble. Henry Barrington, M.A., and grandson of George, 5th Viscount Barrington, to Emily Mary, youngest daughter of the late Honble. John Montagu, Secretary to the Colonial Government, Cape of Good Hope
DE VILLIERS, M. S. - VAN SOELEN, T., Pietersburg, March 24
DUNCAN, G.G. - MAXWELL, J., Durban, March 27
MCKESSACK, G. C. - TAYLOR, M. A., Klerksdorp, March 25
RICKARDS - BARNES - On April 29, at St. Andrew's Church, Streatham Common, by the Rev. W. C. G. Cubison, Vicar, Charles Rickards, second son of S. D. Rickards, Esq., to Fanny Margaret, elder daughter of the late John George Barnes, Fleet Paymaster, R.N., and Mrs. Barnes, of Hughenden, Streatham Common.
STENHOUSE, A. - RICHMOND, J. G., Glengen, March 11
SYMONS - HARCOURT - On April 7, at Wynberg, Cape Colony, South Africa, Gordon Symons, Esq., M.D., of Clairville, Gordon Terrace, Southampton, to Agnes Matilda, daughter of the late George Simon Harcourt, Esq., of Ankerwycke, Bucks and Mrs. Harcourt, 3, Camden Crescent, Dover
THURLEY, W. E. - MACKENZIE, J. F., Johannesburg, March 28
WHAITS - LEGG - On April 7, at St. Mary's Church, Stellenbosch, Cape Colony, by the Most Rev. the Lord Bishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan, assisted by the Rev. W. F. Taylor, of Somerset West, and the Rev. Percy Hillyard, of Wellington, the Rev. John Henry Whaits, Assistant Curate of Stellenbosch, to Katharine Mary, third daughter of the Rev. J. Philip Legg, Rector and Colonial Chaplain of Stellenbosch
BRISLEY - On March 31, at The Pines, Umzimkulu, Cape Colony, Cecil Kenneth, youngest son of George C. Brisley, J.P., aged three years and eight months.
COTTY, Mrs. F. S., Kimberley, March 30, aged 46
COWLEY, Mrs. J., Johannesburg, March 25, aged 39
DAVIS - On April 21, at Avondale, Putney, Mary Ann, the dearly-beloved wife of John Davis, in her 54th years.
FRAMES, C. W., Port Elizabeth, March 28, aged 70
GREER - On April 10, killed in action, near Bulawayo, Samuel George Greer, second son of the late H. R. Greer, Esq., and Mrs. Greer, Ealing, in his 31st year.
MAREE, Mrs. F. A., Grahamstown, March 27, aged 79
MCINTOSH, Mrs. J. L. E., Johannesburg, March 30, aged 23
PAGE, W. A., Committee's Drift, March 27, aged 46
PHILLIPS - On April 14, suddenly, on board the S.S. Roslin Castle, on the voyage to South Africa, George Arthur Phillips (Phil), of 8, Addison Gardens, Kensington, and for nearly 30 years a well-known resident in Matabeleland.
PHILLIPS - At Bloemfontein, South Africa, after a long illness, Henry Parnham Phillips, late Locomotive Superintendent Burma States Railway, second son of the late L. P. Phillips, Esq., Birchmoor Manor, near Bedford, aged 39
RICHARDSON, J., Johannesburg, March 28, aged 31
SCOTT, W., Johannesburg, March 16, aged 38
SELLER, J., Grahamstown, March 27, aged 69
WESSEN, J. S., Grahamstown, March 26, aged 30
WILSON - On April 28, of pneumonia, at 145, Holland Road, W., Captain H. K. Wilson, formerly of the 85th and 96th Regiments, H.M. Inspector of Prisons, youngest son of the late Hon. James Wilson, Chief Judge of Mauritius, aged 60
YALE - At Port Elizabeth, of typhoid fever, John Edward Ivor Yale, Barrister-at-law, eldest son of William Corbet Yale, of Plas yn Yale, Denbighshire, aged 38
Miscellaneous articles on same page:
The new French Bank has begun operations in Johannesburg.
The medical staff of Frere Hospital, East London, has just been reorganized on lines of specialization of departments. It will henceforth be officered by a physician, an obstetric physician, and a surgeon.
One day lately in Johannesburg, three hundred pounds' worth of cigars were stolen from the warehouse of Messrs. Rolfes, Nebel, and Co. The detectives subsequently recovered the greater part of the property.
A big fire broke out on Table Mountain, Cape Town, the other day. A large amount of damage was done, and it was estimated that the fire covered an area of nearly two miles. The military assisted in putting out the flames.
Private letters from Bechuanaland state that cattle questions, the perennial and fruitful cause of disturbance in South Africa, are making some little stir on the border. When Bechuanaland cattle stray across the line into the Transvaal, they are looted; and the retaliatory course is consequently being adopted when the contrary happens.
9 May 1896
WILSON, Mrs. W. A., Graaff-Reinet, April 7.
KIDNEY, Mrs. J., Johannesburg, April 8.
OATES, Mrs. J., Lindley, O.F.S., April 2.
READING, Mrs. M. A., Mohalie’s Hoek, April 3.
HARRIS, Mrs. G. H. F., Kimberley, April 2.
DE LEEUW, Mrs. C., Calvinia, April 3.
IRWIN, Mrs. W., Cape Town, April 4.
MCMORLAND, Mrs. H. G., Pretoria, April 2.
CAMPBELL, Mrs. A. W. D., Alice, Victoria East, March 23.
SCHOTT, Mrs. R., Kokstad, April 6.
MCLEOD, Mrs. A., De Wets Dorp, O.F.S., April 6.
TUDHOPE, Mrs. A.D., Queenstown, April 2.
DEVELIN, Mrs. J. T., Thaba ‘Nchu, March 31.
BENNIE, Mrs. A., Kimberley, April 5.
WATSON, Mrs. F. H., East London, April 2.
SANDFORD, Mrs. C., Graaff-Reinet, April 4.
MANSFIELD, Mrs. J. S. J., Pretoria, April 5.
BALLANTINE, D.—GIBSON, A. M., Hibernia Senekal, March 31.
HAVENGA, H. R.—PRESLEY, R. M., Kimberley, April 6.
BROWNE—BENDLE—On April 30, at Rodden Church, Frome, by the Rev. E. M. R. Edgell, assisted by the Rev. W. G. Crook, Harry Browne, of Bulawayo, youngest son of the late Augustus May Browne, of The Butts, Brentford, and Westminster Chambers, to Laura (Dottie) Bendle, only daughter of Frederick Bendle, of Frome.
RUSSELL—SMITH—On Tuesday, May 5, at the Parish Church, Sutton-Coldfield, Warwickshire, by the Rector, the Rev. W. C. R. Bedford, assisted by the Rev. A. Darby, Robert Russell, M.A., B.C.L., son of Robert Russell, Esq., Superintendent of Education for the Colony of Natal, to May, youngest daughter of Alfred Sidney Smith, of Tudor Hill House, Sutton-Coldfield.
ROSSOUW, J. DE V., Paarl, April 5, aged 64.
GELDENHUYS, Mrs. E. S., Johannesburg, April 3, aged 61.
LONG, J. T. J., Jagersfontein, April 3, aged 21.
DUNCAN, W., Kimberley, April 3, aged 42.
DE WET, Miss A. M., Eerste River, April 9.
ALLCOCK, Mrs. R. A., Oudtshoorn, March 31, aged 25.
PHILLIPS—On April 14, suddenly, on board the R.M.S. Roslin Castle, on the voyage to South Africa, George Arthur Phillips (Phil), of 8, Addison Gardens, Kensington, and for nearly 30 years a well-known resident in Matabeleland, aged 52. Deeply mourned.
CARPENTER—Between March 23 and March 27, massacred in the Filibusi district, John Loram Carpenter, of Bulawayo, eldest son of Mr. John Carpenter, of Blagdon House, Paignton, South Devon, aged 26.
CORKE—On March 27, killed by the Matabele at Inyati, Leighton Huntley Corke, late of the British India Company’s Service, aged 28.
16 May 1896
BALL, Mrs. A. H. V, Port Elizabeth, April 16.
COOPER, Mrs. A. C., Durban, April 9.
GOLDREICH—On May 9, at Johannesburg, S.A.R., the wife of S. Goldreich.
GREEN, Mrs. A., Middelburg, April 11.
JENNINGS, Mrs. J., Kimberley, April 10.
MARCUS—On May 12, at 23, Albion Road, Swiss Cottage, Hampstead, N.W., the wife of Mr. Richard Marcus, of Cape Town.
NEYLAN, Mrs. N., Grahamstown, April 8.
SAUNDERS, Mrs. F., Johannesburg, April 11.
SOLOMON, Mrs. B. J., Cape Town, April 13.
TANDY, Mrs. G. A. E., Johannesburg, April 13.
ALEXANDER, Mrs. P., Johannesburg, April 11.
BRIGGS, Mrs. E. R., East London, April 7.
DALEY, T. G.—RODGERS, M., Mossel Bay, April 13.
MCCABE, M.—BULCOCK, A., Kingwilliamstown, April 7.
METHLEY, W. L.—ROWE, E. S., Harrismith, April 8.
MULDER, H. F.—MULLER, M. I., Mossel Bay, April 14.
PITT, R. H.—HEATH, E., Johannesburg, April 8.
STEAD, W. G. S.—HARNESS, M. D., Port Elizabeth, April 8.
BAWDEN, E. A. Johannesburg, April 10, aged 33.
BEATY-POWNALL—At Laing’s Laager, Belingwe, Matabeleland, of bullet wounds, William Charles, the beloved son of Lieutenant-Colonel G. A. Beaty-Pownall, late R.A., and Susan, his wife, in his 21st year. (Date of death unknown.) (By telegram from Bulawayo, dated May 9.)
BROOKS—On April 7, at Pietermaritzburg, Henry Brooks, of Adamshurst, in his 79th year.
CRAMNA, J., Kimberley, April 8, aged 39.
FREEMAN, W., Cape Town, April 12, aged 70.
GRAHAM—On May 6, at Highbury Grange, Bournemouth, Victor Woodthorpe, eldest son of Frances and Woodthorpe Graham, of Johannesburg, in his 16th year.
HELY-HUTCHINSON—On April 30, at Rome, Sophia Hely-Hutchinson, daughter of the late Rev. Sir Samuel Synge Hutchinson, Bart., and widow of the late Captain the Honble. Coote Hely-Hutchinson, R.N., aged 86.
LOVETT—On May 1, at Bulawayo, from wounds received at the battle of the Umgasa River, Rowland Joseph Venables Lovett, only son of the late Joseph Venables Lovett, of Ford, Shropshire, aged 24.
MELASS, A., Grahamstown, April 9, aged 48.
SAVAGE, W., Port Elizabeth, April 12, aged 72.
SELOUS—On May 9, at Gwelo, Matabeleland of fever, Edric Nugent Selous, eldest son of the late Brigade-Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel Edric Selous, M.D., I.M.S., and of Mrs. Selous, of “Leafield,” Gibson’s Hill, Norwood, aged 23. (Indian papers please copy.)
Miscellaneous articles on the same page:
THE TAR AND FEATHERS CASE
At Cathcart, in the Cape Colony, on the morning of May 9, three farmers who tarred and feathered a man named Edwards, a naturalized subject of the Transvaal, were each fined £7, or in default a month’s imprisonment. It will be remembered that Edwards assisted the Boers in the Jameson raid. He afterwards returned to Kei Road, where he openly called the Doctor a “coward.” Great indignation was felt in the Colony that the Cape Government assisted in the proceedings, and magnified the prosecution from a mere police offence till it attained the proportions of inter-state negotiations.
THE REV. MARK GUY PEARSE
The Rev. Mark Guy Pearse was warmly welcomed on his arrival in Cape Town. At the Y.M.C.A. rooms one morning, a large number of ministers of the various Cape Town churches were entertained to breakfast by the Rev. W. Flint, for the purpose of meeting Mr. Pearse. At the completion of the repast the host tendered a cordial welcome to his guests, expressing his pleasure at being able to bring them together to meet the Rev. Mr. Pearse, whom he welcomed to the Colony and to the brotherhood of the ministers. The rev. gentleman, in reply, dwelt upon his own work in which he was associated with the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes in the West London Mission, and characterized it as being in reality a practical exposition of the doctrines of true Christian socialism. The socialism which some men taught, who would like to capture the world for their own uses, consisted in saying what is thine is mine. They followed the teaching of their Lord in believing that they should show men that they were willing to give of themselves for their advantage.
Subsesquently, at the Metropolitan Hall, Mr. Pearse delivered the first of a series of lectures, the subject being “Old Folks at Home.” Mr. J. W. Attwell, Mayor, occupied the chair, and there was a numerous audience. The lecturer’s vivacious and kindly style, his quaint studies of varying phases of human life, and clever mastery of the dialects kept his hearers thoroughly amused until the close of the lecture.
The other week a white girl, living with her parents in Upper Zwaart Kei, committed suicide by taking a quantity of sheep dip.
Messrs. Loveday and Watkins addressed their constituents at Barberton the other night, when the former condemned Dr. Jameson’s raid as being on the part of Rhodesian freebooters, whose aims were not, as they stated, to assist to alter an intolerable state of political serfdom, but to seize and appropriate to the furtherance of their own impudent and colossal schemes the South African Republic. Mr. Loveday further alluded to the blow which had been given to the cause of progress in the Transvaal by Jameson’s act.
23 May 1896
ABLETT, Mrs. C. G., Port Elizabeth, April 18.
BURMAN, Mrs. H. L., Port Elizabeth, April 18.
DYER, Mrs. C., Johannesburg, April 16.
GRAY, Mrs. J., Kingwilliamstown, April 16.
POOLE, Mrs. G., Port Elizabeth, April 16.
SIMKINS, Mrs. W. V., Cape Town, April 19.
TRILL, Mrs. G., Rondebosch, April 18.
MEINTJES, Mrs. H. F., Johannesburg, April 18.
STONE, Mrs. C. R., Johannesburg, April 21.
TERHART, Mrs. J. A., Beaconsfield, April 20.
GORDON, Rev. J.—BARRY, M. N.—Grahamstown, April 16.
LONG, W. J.—MILLARD, B.—Salt River, April 21.
ROACH, W.—ELLIOTT, A.—Grahamstown, April 14.
SHARWOOD, A.—GREATHEAD, E. G.—Johannesburg, April 16.
VAN RIET, G.—DE WET, L.—Thaba N’chu, April 21.
BAYLEY, E., Grahamstown, April 15, aged 56.
BUCHAN, H. P., Johannesburg, April 14, aged 27.
CRAWLEY—Alain Maddock Crawley, youngest son of the late William Savage Crawley, murdered by the natives in Filabusi, Matabeleland.
FRAY, Mrs. M. A., Grahamstown, April 19, aged 74.
GRIFFIN—On May 9, suddenly, Charles Carter Griffin, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, grandson of the late Joseph Yates, of Haworth, Peel, and Yates, aged 68. (By cable.)
LOUW, J. N., Cape Town, April 26, aged 70.
MACKAY, H. M. Mossel Bay, April 15, aged 42.
TURNER—On April 26, at Stellenberg, Kenilworth, Cape Colony, Mrs. Jane Turner, formerly of Umballa House, West Dulwich.
WITCHLEY, Mrs. E. J., Port Elizabeth, April 20, aged 61.
Miscellaneous articles on the same page:
GERMAN POLICY IN DAMARALAND
During the discussion in the Reichstag on Tuesday on the supplementary estimates for the troops in South-West Africa, Dr. Kayser, head of the Colonial department, stated that the sum of two million marks demanded by the Government was the lowest limit. It was hoped that four hundred men would be dispatched from Hamburg on May 31, to reinforce the colonial troops. In support of the credit, the Minister urged that there were two hundred Germans in the South-West African Protectorate, that valuable guano deposits had lately been discovered, and that the investments of German capital in the Colony were increasing. Dr. Kayser denied the assertion that Germany protected British interests only in that region, and said that the maintenance of German rule there was of general political interest. It was the opinion of the Federal Governments that Germany should never abandon her possessions there. Herr Richter, who followed, opposed the credit, and urged that all dreams of colonial glory should be consigned to oblivion. Count Arnim (Imperialist) declared the passing of the supplementary estimates to be necessary in view of the efforts of those who desired to monopolise the whole of South Africa for their colonial expansion. The debate upon the first reading was then closed and the second reading was passed without debate, the members of the Left voting in the minority. It was decided that a special sitting should be held at four o’clock in the afternoon for the third reading. Telegraphing on Wednesday, the Times Berlin correspondent says: “As I stated yesterday, the Imperial Diet has granted without much opposition the supplies, amounting to 2,000,000 marks, demanded for German South-West Africa, and has approved of the dispatch thither of 400 men as reinforcements for Major Leutwein in his conflict with the natives. With these additional troops he will have at his disposal a force more than 1000 strong, with which it is supposed he will be able to suppress the rising.
Rinderpest is stated to have reached Griqualand West, and the Herbert, Hay, and Barkly West divisions are placed under quarantine. The Vaal River is guarded from Fourteen Streams to Schmidt’s Drift.
In celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, a novel and interesting feature of the decorations in the Metropolis was the display of the flags of the Colonies of the Empire stretching across Northumberland Avenue from the Royal Colonial Institute. These flags consist of the blue ensign bearing the arms or distinctive badge of each Colony. They were recently presented by the various Colonial Governments to the Royal Colonial Institute, for use upon special occasions.
The annual meeting of the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society was held on Tuesday evening in the New Surrey Chapel, Blackfriars Road. The financial statement showed that the gross receipts for the Home and Colonial Fund were £18,217, and the expenditure £14,022. The income of the African Fund was £4420, the largest the Society has yet had, whilst the expenditure had reached £3351. The African stations were shown to have raised and appropriated locally £1948. The total missionary revenue for the entire Connexion was £37,670.
“A DASTARDLY ACCUSATION”
Under this heading the Transvaal Advertiser says, “It was naturally to be expected that this Christian and high-minded people would impute the alleged outbreak of rinderpest to every cause but the correct one. Yesterday afternoon a man, who has lately become a great favourite with Mr. Kruger, and a peripatetic official, stated openly that the Boers impute the outbreak to the vengeful tactics of the English in Rhodesia and Bechuanaland. Their version of the affair is that this troop of infected cattle was got together purposely and driven into the Transvaal to work ruin and havoc here as a diabolical revenge for the late reverses of the so-called raiders and rebels. The Boers have a saying to the effect that if you have hidden behind a door yourself then you always look for your man there. The noble Boer had better study and apply the parable.”
30 May 1896
CROGHAN, Mrs. J., Klipdam, April 25.
LILFORD, Mrs. F. C., Lady Grey, April 22.
ORDEMAN, Mrs. G., Green River, April 22.
RAPER, Mrs. F. C., Port Elizabeth, April 30.
SMUTS, Mrs. C. F., Cape Town, April 23.
THEOBALD, Mrs. G. A., East London, April 24.
TUPPER, Mrs. F., Grahamstown, April 21.
WATSON, Mrs. J. W., Kimberley, April 24
WILLIAMS—On May 21, at 28, Avonmore Road, West Kensington, the wife of Arthur H. Williams, of Kokstad, East Griqualand.
DALGETY—On April 28, at Umtata, the wife of Colonel Edmund H. Dalgety, Cape Mounted Riflemen.
FRENKEL, Mrs. J., Johannesburg, April 24.
GREIG, Mrs. G., Murraysburg, April 27.
HUGHES, Mrs. A. E., Pretoria, April 27
MATHERS—At :Glenalmond,” Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, on the 28th inst., the wife of Edward P. Mathers of a daughter.
MORTON, Mrs. R. N., Cape Town, April 30.
PETTIGREW—PARKER—On May 22, at St. George’s, Bickley, Kent, by the Rev. Robert Wood, M.A., William Clark, son of the late William Pettigrew, of Glasgow and Chislehurst, to Mary Ruth, second daughter of Archibald Parker, of Chislehurst, and of Natal.
BULLEN—On May 16, at Denchworth, Thornton Heath, Surrey, Kate, the beloved wife of Robert Bullen, aged 42 years, late of Pietermaritzburg, formerly of Port Elizabeth.
DE VILLIERS, J. S., Paarl, April 27, aged 55.
GEMMELL, A., Kimberley, April 25, aged 34.
HUDSON, Dr. F. J., Georgetown, April 28, aged 34.
NAUMANN—On May 15, at Coolgardie, Western Australia, Adolf A. Naumann, late of Port Elizabeth.
POPE, W. P., Cyphergat, April 24, aged 43.
RANCE—On May 20, at East London, Louisa Mary, widow of the late Edward Rance, in her 56th year, of apoplexy.
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It is certainly to be hoped that some steps will be taken to secure recognition of the gallant deeds done by Trooper Baxter and Lieutenant Crewe. Of course, it may be argued that death has snatched away one of the heroes from the honour he might have won. But that argument did not hold good in the case of Melville and Coghill, who, after all, deserved the V.C. even less than Trooper Baxter. And, if it be said that the V.C. is only for the regulars, South Africa can produce at least three instances of Colonials who were so decorated, Trooper Peter Brown, Surgeon-Major Hartley, and the late Captain Cecil D’Arcy.
I am glad to see that the matter has been touched on in a very favourable way in the new Service paper, Army News. Indeed, I cannot here do better than quote what it has said:--“Whenever English Volunteers, fighting under their own flag, have faced an enemy, they have always maintained the highest traditions of the British Army. Perhaps in no case has this been shown more vividly than by the Rhodesian forces, who for the last three months have just managed to keep the Matabele at bay. These colonials do not belong to the regular forces of the Crown, but several individual acts of heroism have been performed, which merit the highest recognition, and that of a lasting character.” In any case, I must sincerely hope that some steps will be taken to render due honour to those who have nobly stood by their comrades at the risk of their own lives.
And there have been many such cases quite unknown in England. Here is another, taken from a recent Gazette:--“Mr. Duncan, the Acting Administrator, wishes to place on record his appreciation of the gallant conduct of Trooper Henderson in giving up his horse to Trooper Celliers, who was badly wounded in the advance guard of Captain Macfarlane’s patrol. Trooper Henderson not only gave up his horse, but brought his comrade back safely into Bulawayo, after two days of great hardship and danger. This gallant action the Acting Administrator thinks is worthy of great praise, and he will see that it is represented in the proper quarters.
Matters South African have somehow or another got into the heads of School Board children. It was but to be expected that they should take to playing at “Raiders” and “Boers,” instead of the French and English of my boyhood; and it was certainly not unlikely that fights would follow. But no one could have foreseen that English grammar would be affected thereby. This, at any rate, is the complaint of a Battersea school teacher, who puts the matter thus: “The last time I was examining my class on verbs I asked the present, past, and future of the verb ‘to ride,’ and a small boy, hardly taller than his desk, promptly replied, seemingly in all good faith, ‘ride,’ ‘raid,’ ‘Rhodes.’ Some of the others laughed and some cheered. This Transvaal business has much to answer for.”
“What great events from trivial causes spring!” The truth of this is apparent in the case of the Matabele revolt, for it turns out that after all there is no M’Limo, his appearance upon the scene being wholly due to the crafty machinations of a ventriloquial witch-doctor.
The dark-skinned maidens at dusky eve
The tangled web of their troubles weave,
‘Mlimo hath ordered that none shall wed
Till spears are wetted and brought home red.
The young men wander in savage mood,
Now fierce, now sullen, by hill and wood.
‘Mlimo hath ordered that none shall wed
Till spears are wetted and brought home red.
The impis gather with shafted steel,
Above Inseza the vultures wheel,
The swift spears fly and the rifles crack,
And settlers fall fighting back to back.
As English and Afrikanders ride
Where danger is direst, side by side,
Let cheers for a brave and united band
Reach far, and re-echo throughout the Rand.
Across the black water a mother waits
The letter that soothes, but never sates,
And “Mother! Mother!” falls on her ear—
A whisper that fills her heart with fear.
Umguza runs ruddy between its banks,
As hot hail scatters the swarthy ranks.
By red Umguza a brave son sleeps,
Across the black water a mother weeps.
The dark-skinned maidens at dusky eve
In tearful sorrow and silence grieve.
‘Mlimo had ordered that none shall wed
Till spears were wetted and brought home red.
But now the young men are dead—or fled.
A considerable number of Mohammedans from Cape Colony, the Transvaal, India, Turkey, and Egypt met on Sunday last at the London Moslem Prayer Place, Albert Street, Regent’s Park, to celebrate the Eid-ul-Doha, or the festival at the conclusion of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Headji Mohammed Dollie, the founder of the prayer-place, conducted the religious ceremonies. After prayers had been completed an Oriental repast was provided in another apartment.
6 June 1896
BYRNES, Mrs. J. B., Kingwilliamstown, April 28
CHESHIRE, Mrs. H. E., Johannesburg, April 30
COLBORNE, Mrs. F., Johannesburg, April 28
LONGHURST, Mrs. A. C. D., Kimberley, May 5
MAUND - On May 30, at Red House Park, Ipswich, the wife of E. A. MAUND
MCKENZIE, Mrs. A., Rustenburg, May 4
NORTON, Mrs. B., East London, April 28
ROUX, Mrs. P. E., Bredasdorp, May 5
SAUNDERS, Mrs. A. C., Mossel Bay, April 28
MICHALSKI, Mrs. A., Rouxville, O.F.S., April 7
APSDEN, Rev. W. H. - PENNY, A. I., Ficksburg, May 4
IRVING, E. H. - SOWELL, R., Grahamstown, April 30
MCLAREN, A. D. - HECK, S. L., Pretoria, April 29
MOORE, J. W. M. - FUTTER, S. J., Johannesburg, May 2
PROUDFOOT - POTTER - On June 1, at St. Columba's, Scottish National Church, Pont Street, London, by the Rev. Donald Macleod, D.D., Charles Edmund Proudfoot, of Graaff Reinet, Cape Colony, to Mary Perram, eldest daughter of the late John Potter, of 112, Fenchurch Street, and Dunsyre, Tighnabruaich, Argyleshire
TREVITHICK, A. - STANNER, A., Johannesburg, April 30
CLARENCE, R., Muizenberg, May 8, aged 92
DE VILLIERS, J. A. J., Darling, May 5, aged 62
ESSELEN, Dr. L., Worcester, May 7, aged 46
FROND, Mrs., Kimberley, April 30, aged 46
GEYSER, J. J., Calitzdorp, April 28, aged 45
HILLIARD, Mrs. C. H., Grahamstown, May 3, aged 27
ISRAEL, W. G., Bloemfontein, May 1, aged 60
KOCH, Mrs. E. E. Tulbagh, May 3, aged 59
PARKES, E. F., Johannesburg, May 2, aged 48
PAWLEY, A. T., Grahamstown, May 2, aged 23
Frank J. BUSSELL was last heard of two years ago in Johannesburg, intending to proceed to Bulawayo. All letters have been returned unclaimed. George WARREN and Arthur C. HILLS ask for news.
Edward WHARTON is sought by sister Julie. He was last known to be in Natal about 1894.
Sydney Herbert HOSKEN, who went to Kimberley in 1892, was last heard of in Johannesburg, 1894. Mrs. Hosken inquires.
David Thomas EVANS, formerly of Penrhiwfer, South Wales, was last heard of at Rand SouthernG.M.Co., care of Black Reef P.O., Natal Spruit, near Johannesburg. His mother, Mary Evans inquires.
John and William BRICK were last heard of in 1884 at Port Alfred, South Africa. Their cousin, Arthur Spring, inquires.
Emma CLARKE went to South Africa; supposed to have married a Mr. Hourstien in 1895. Her mother asks.
Charles William C. CATLING left London for Port Natal in 1869. His sister Selina inquires.
John DOWNHAM was last heard of in the Cape Mounted Rifles, South Africa. His sister, Jane WEAVER, inquires.
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At Durban, one night recently, at the annual dinner of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Mr. H. Escombe paid a high compliment to the Prime Minister, whose thoughts, he said, were solely for the country and those who lived in it. When the Government was formed it received its mandate to secure the railway extension and promote harbour facilities. Within eighteen months the railway was connected with the rest of South Africa, and the railway receipts were at the rate of £500,000 per annum increase. The possibilities of the harbour were practically unlimited, and though they might not see it, the work would go on steadily till the harbour was sufficiently deepened out to float a navy. It was no part of the duty of the Ministry to offer remarks on the conduct of those who took part in recent events, but they recognized the absolute importance of no supremacy in South Africa other than that of the monarch of the British Isles.
A voluntary agreement has been signed by a number of Cape fishermen, to endure for five years, not to fish or proceed out to fish on a Sunday. Fines of £5 to follow a conviction. The money goes to various church funds.
13 June 1896
RALLING, MRS. E. L., Cape Town, May 14.
RHIND, MRS. E., Johannesburg, May 11.
SMITH - On June 5, at Pembroke Nursing Institution, 116, Adelaide Road, N.W., the wife of William Fenn Smith, Esq., of Durban, Natal.
STEPHENSON, MRS. W. B., Klipdam, May 8.
WATERSON - On June 4, at Barnagore Villa, Sydenham, the wife of John Waterson, of Johannesburg.
WOOD, MRS. R. A., Alexandria, May 6.
BARRY, MRS. C. M., Oudtshoorn, May 10.
CHAMBERS, MRS. J. H. J., Kingwilliamstown, May 9.
RICHARDS, MRS. W. H., Kimberley, May 7.
VAN HEERDEN, MRS. P., Graaff Reinet, May 9.
KILROE, A. J., - WHITE, M. L., Port St. John's, May 6.
MCLEOD, P. S. - MCDONALD, B., Johannesburg, May 8,
SHERRY, H. E. R. - LE CLUS, L., Johannesburg, May 9.
TAYLOR, J. G. - ELLEMEE, E. C., Maraisburg, May 7.
TYLER, E. D. - PITTMAN, M., Cape Town, May 14.
WEBSTER, A. - BANTJES, J. C., Johannesburg, May 9.
ADAIR - On June 4, suddenly, at his residence, 10, Mellifont Avenue, Kingstown, Ireland, Samuel S. Adair, A.M., late H.M. Inspector of National Schools, aged 68, deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and family.
BILLET, MRS. M. A., Maclear, May 10, aged 80.
CAMERON - On May 30, at 64, Warham Road, Harringay, Nellie, the beloved wife of Donald Cameron, purser in the employ of Messrs. Donald Currie and Co. Deeply regretted.
DICK, MR., Kei Road, May 8, aged 85 years.
MCDERMOTT, P., Grahamstown, May 9, aged 54.
MOCKE, MRS. A. E. P., Cape Town, May 14, aged 73 years.
POPE - On May 22, at Belingwe, Matabeleland, Thomas Jackson Pope, late of Molteno, Cape Colony.
STEAD, MRS. M., Grahamstown, May 9, aged 92.
WHITEHOUSE - On April 25 last, Ernest George Whitehouse, late of Isleworth, killed in action in the defence of Bulawayo.
WIGHT, G., Cathcart, May 8, aged 38 years.
YOXALL, R., Lesseyton, May 8, aged 39 years.
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AN UNFOUNDED RUMOUR.
A Cablegram has been received from Pretoria to the following effect: "A feeling of unrest in Government circles still continues. The movements of British troops in the north are being watched with the greatest suspicion, and all manner of exaggerated rumours regarding their number and destination are eagerly credited by the Government party. Several commandants have given official notice to the men under them not to leave their districts, which in this country means to prepare for active service. This, however, was probably the result of an unfounded rumour that there had been a conflict between some border guards of this State and the British troops in the north."
A contributor writes to the East London Dispatch: "A few words about the locusts, which I think will be good news. A great number of the pests are dying. They just cling to grass and twigs and dry up. I have examined them, but I cannot find out as yet what is the cause of their dying. Those that are dying have had wings about three weeks."
On a recent voyage homewards of the S. S. Pembroke Castle two very large flying fish darted on board, and were presented to Mr. J. McIlwraith, of Port Elizabeth, who was a passenger by the vessel. Mr. McIlwraith has had them both mounted by one of the leading taxidermists, and intends presenting them to the Port Elizabeth Museum. One of the specimens is unusually large-in fact, it is said to be the biggest on record, being as large as a fair-sized mackerel, which it nearly resembles in form.
20 June 1896
KENNY, MRS., Kimberley, May 17
MURPHY, MRS., Johannesburg, May 14
CLARKE, MRS. F., Kingwilliamstown, May 16
LAWRENCE, MRS. N., Kimberley, May 14
MCKENZIE, MRS. A., Worcester, May 15
ETHELL, MRS. A. W., Kalk Bay, May 22
HARTWELL, MRS. R. W., Eastcourt, Natal, May 17
MUNNIK, MRS. J. H., Krugersdorp, May 16
WONDENBERG, J. D. - VAN DER HORST, J. G. VON P., Wynberg, May 19
HOSKING, W. T. - COOKE, G. M., Cape Town, May 9
MORHAM, A. - PRICE, M. E., Johannesburg, May 16
HARRISON - On June 12 at Makanyani, New Amalfi, East Griqualand, the wife of Harry Neden Harrison
HOVELL - On June 12, at Bulawayo, the wife of Denys de Berdt Hovell.
Note: the 2 previous items are obviously out of place, but not sure whether they are births or deaths.
HILLIARD, Mrs. C. H., Grahamstown, May 3, aged 27.
STIBBS, MRS. R. A., Johannesburg, May 14
DUNCAN, W., Wynberg, May 18, aged 69.
MOSTERT, MRS. E. A., Cape Town, May 19, aged 69.
GRAY, F., Pretoria, May 16, aged 38.
MATCHETT, R., Oudtshorrn, May 14, aged 34.
SOUTHEY, G. R., Johannesburg, May 15, aged 52.
AIRTH, MRS J., Simonstown, May 17, aged 54.
BRAND, MISS W. L. P., Cape Town, May 23, aged 92.
ZIMMERMAN, MRS. A. F., Woodstock, May 23.
TRIPP - On May 19, at Durban, from typhoid fever, Howard Bertie, fifth son of Rev. Henry Tripp, Winford, Somerset, aged 22.
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The survivors from the Drummond Castle are expected to reach town today or tomorrow. The utmost privacy is being observed that they may escape further attention.
FURTHER PARTICULARS ABOUT THE VICTIMS
The two Misses Olive drowned in the Drummond Castle were the daughters of Mr. T. W. Olive, of Cape Town, and nieces of Mr. N. W. Olive, a Cheltenham tradesman, the latter of whom had gone to London for the purpose of meeting the vessel, and taking the young ladies to a school at Llandudno to complete their education.
Among the passengers lost is James Dalziel, aged 29 years, formerly in the telegraph office at Leith. He left Leith seven years ago to enter upon an appointment in the Telegraph Department at Kimberley, and was returning home on a five months' leave of absence for the purpose of being married. His parents reside at Leith.
The names of "Mr. Harold, Mrs. and Miss Stephens," which appeared in the list cabled from the Cape as first-class passengers in the Drummond Castle from Natal, should read "Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stephens, and Miss Stephens." This correction has been supplied by Mr. H. C. Stephens, M.P. for Hornsey, who is a brother.
Mrs. Mack was the wife of the gentleman of that name who is a partner in the firm of Messrs. Am Ende and Mack, Salisbury, Rhodesia.
MORE SYMPATHY FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Sir Donald Currie has also received a private message from the Mayor of East London (South Africa) as follows:--"East London sympathises deeply with the recent lamentable calamity to Drummond Castle." Telegrams of sympathy have likewise been received from the Postmaster-General of Cape Colony, and from representatives of large steam shipping companies throughout the world. A number of telegrams from various agencies in South Africa have been received today by Messrs. Donald Currie and Company expressing deep sympathy with all who have been bereaved by the disaster to the Drummond Castle.