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South Africa 1896 3 July - September

DOMESTIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

4 July 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

DESMOND, MRS. W. A., Uitenhage, May 28.
LEIGHTON, MRS. J., Kingwilliamstown, June 1
MARCUS, MRS. J., Johannesburg, May 28.
MCTAVISH, MRS. R. A., Port Elizabeth, June 1.
WRIGHT, MRS. W. F., East London, May 31.

DAUGHTERS

CLARKE, MRS. J., East London, May 30.
DALTON, MRS. W. J. S., Johannesburg, May 29.
JAMES, MRS. F. H., Port Elizabeth, May 30.
RANKIN, MRS. D. R., Johannesburg, May 30.
WALTON - On May 27, at the Mission House, Durban, the wife of W. Spencer Walton.

MARRIAGES

HERBERT, J. W. - FIELDING, A. L., Kingwilliamstown, June 3.
ROBINSON, M. B. - DAHL, T. E., Kimberley, June 2.
WODEHOUSE, W. A. - WELSFORD, H. A., Grahamstown, May 30.

DEATHS

BEALE, MISS C. E., Cape Town, June 3, aged 80.
COX, F. H., Kimberley, June 2, aged 34
KING, MRS. J. W., Fairfield Farm, Cathcart, May 28, aged 27.
KNIGHTS - On June 16, by the wreck of the Drummond Castle, Bryans Thomas Knights, of the firm of Knights and Stephens, Johannesburg, solicitor, deeply lamented by his only sister, and nephew, nieces, and friends.
MIDDLEWICK, W., Queenstown, May 24, aged 65.
PULLIN - On June 21, at Rahere House, Sidmouth, Devon, Doris Percival, the darling child of Annie and Bingley Pullin, aged 23 months.
SOLOMON, MISS L., Cape Town, May 30, aged 68.
STEPHENS - On June 16, by the wreck of the Drummond Castle, Harold Stephens, his wife Anne Sophia Stephens, and their daughter Anne Berkeley, aged two years; Harold Stephens, of the firm of Knights and Stephens, solicitors, Johannesburg, second son of the late Henry Stephens, M. R. C. S., and Anne Stephens, late of Grove House, Finchley; Anne Sophia Stephens, wife of the above Harold Stephens, daughter of the late Harald Skophammer, formerly an officer in the Norwegian Army, and Johanna, his wife, who subsequently married the Rev. George F. Carlsen, now of Enhlazana Mission Station, Transvaal.
SULLIVAN, MRS. A., Cape Town, June 2, aged 78.
TILBROOK, MRS. E., Graaf Reinet, June 7, aged 65.
VICKERY, J. H., Uitenhage, May 29, aged 86.

Miscellaneous articles on the same page:

At Umvoti, Victoria County, Natal, an Indian family and visitors found two huts set on fire while they were sleeping and the doors fastened on the outside. One child was burned to death, but the others managed to escape.

Mrs. Amm, the estimable lady, wife of Mr. S. G. Amm, of Salem, died in Grahamstown, after a short illness, induced, primarily, by blood poisoning from snake bite. Mrs. Amm was a daughter of Mr. Matthews, Special Justice of the Peace.

Mr. S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain) interviewed Presented Kruger on behalf of the American section of the "Reform" prisoners. His Honour, in reply, said he was very friendly with the United States, and it was his disposition to be lenient to American prisoners.

A case of smuggling French jewellery, chronicled some time ago, recently came before the Johannesburg Court. The accused had smuggled goods to the value of L850, on which a duty of L170 should have been paid. Ignorance of the law was pleaded, but the Court inflicted a fine of L750 and confiscation of the jewellery.

11 July 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

HEALEY, MRS. H. T., Kimberley, June 6.
HUTCHINSON, MRS. W. S., Cape Town, June 8.
MACKINTOSH, MRS. E. W., Cradock, June 5.
MINNAAR, MRS. J. C., Paarl, June 10.
SOGA, MRS. J. F., Grahamstown, June 5.

DAUGHTERS

BORRILL, MRS. T., Kimberley, June 5.
BURGER, MRS. D., Graaff-Reinet, June 7.
ERNST, MRS. O., Eureka City, June 8.
KEMSLEY, MRS. W. O., Port Elizabeth, June 6.

MARRIAGES

GLENNY, C. I'A. - KITTO, M., June 15, Cape Town.
LAIT, E. A. - DENYER, M., Johannesburg, June 8.
MCALLISTER, J. K. - BICKLEY, B. H., Pilgrim's Rest, June 4.
SANDBACH, A. - HAMILTON, C., Port Elizabeth, June 9.
SOMMERS, A. P. - DE GRAAF, M., Graaff-Reinet, June 10.

DEATHS

BEET, W. - Kingwilliamstown, June 8, aged 35.
BUTLER - On July 6, at the Chestnuts, Broxbourne, Herts, Harold Edward Butler, aged 25.
EATON - On July 2, at her residence, Kloof Street, Cape Town, Mary Theophila Eaton, only sister of the late Charles Robert Eaton, aged 77.
LANGTON - On July 5, Courtenay, sixth son of John Langton, of 14, Tressillian Crescent, St. John's, London, killed in action at Inyati, Rhodesia, aged 30.
MIEKLE, K. M. - In Matabeleland, June 4, aged 20.
ROHDE - On June 1, at Barberton, from malarial fever, contracted at Delagoa Bay, Major Hawkins Rohde, youngest son of John Rohde, Madras Civil Service, retired.
RHODES, C - Grahamstown, June 6, aged 83 years.
SAMPSON, T. W. - Johannesburg, June 8, aged 36.
TROLLIP, MRS. B. - Grahamstown, June 7, aged 90.
WELDON - At Pietermaritzburg, Stawell, son of the late Rev. George Warburton Weldon.

Miscellaneous articles on the same page:

A Gentleman in Pretoria (the Transvaal Advertiser says), acting as agent for the non-resident, has now paid on a few farms during the last two years the sum of £137 10s. as war tax-that is for the Malaboch-Magoeba war, and now for the Jameson inroad, for which latter double taxes are also exacted.

It is gratifying to learn that the relief works started in the South-Western districts of the Cape Colony in aid of the poor whites are fulfilling that object. Sir James Sivewright, in replying to a question on the subject, said that at first the whites had not taken to the work, but that during the last two months there had been a gratifying increase in the number of white labourers.

Between £8000 and £10,000 cash changed hands during the recent boom in donkeys in Beaufort and immediate districts, mostly bought for the Chartered Company. The poorest and most used-up animals were bought, and horrible accounts of the sufferings of these long-suffering animals have reached the Beaufort Courier. Some people seem to imagine (says that paper) that a donkey can live with neither food nor water. Short sighted policy, to use no stronger words, as the purchaser of the donkeys must have found, which reached Kimberley one day. In this lot two poor creatures were dead in the bottom of the truck, almost trampled to pulp, and the rest in the last stage of exhaustion.

Mr. Gardner Williams had a most hearty send off from Kimberley, where he was entertained by the members of the Kimberley Club, and also given a handsome photographic address.

In Johannesburg the other day, a collision occurred on the line between Boksburg and Elandsfontein. The 9.4 train from Boksburg, at Half Weg, overtook the goods and before the driver of passenger train could pull up it dashed into the goods train. The engine was smashed and some of the coaches derailed, while all the rear trucks of the goods train were smashed. The driver and the stoker of the passenger were killed, and it is stated that the stoker of the goods train suffered a like fate. The line was torn up and the service seriously interfered with.

The Transvaal Mining Department has issued the quarterly statement, showing the returns of the public diggings in the South African Republic. In the first quarter of the present year, 619,342 half-claim licences (prospectors') were issued, of the value of £161,512, being an increase, compared with the first quarter of last year, of 366,276 and £95,823 respectively. The claim licences (diggers) number 10,277 1/2, of the value of £1898, an increase of 1382 and £3830 respectively. With other totals, the amount due to the Government is £459,283, but the gross total, including amount due to owners, &c., is £536,877, being an increase of £133,131 and £173,571 respectively.

18 July 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BUSSELL, MRS. E. H., Kimberley, June 14.
LAZARUS, MRS. W., Johannesburg, June 15.
MILLER, MRS. C. G., Uitenhage, June 11.

DAUGHTERS

JOHNSTON, MRS. J., Kimberley, June 13.
KAYSER, MRS. C. F., Port Elizabeth, June 17
MOUNTFORD, MRS. W. H., Cape Town, June 17.
RYNEVELD, MRS. A. B. VAN, Phillip's Town, June 18.

MARRIAGES

BEVEN - PROUT - On July 15, at Bromley Parish Church, by the Rev. Sydney Beven, Assistant Priest of St. Michael and All Angels', Brighton, brother of the bridegroom, Octavius Beven, M.B., the youngest son of the late Thomas Beven, of Hackney, to Ellen Bertha Buchanan, eldest daughter of John Prout, Esq., M.A., of Bromley.
COBBOLD - WHITE - On July 9, at St. George's, Hanover Square, by the Rev. David Anderson, Rector, Captain Ernest Cazenove Cobbold, York and Lancaster Regiment, to Edith Mary, daughter of Colonel A. W. White, Commanding Royal Artillery at Cape Town.
WODEHOUSE, W. A. - WELSFORD, H. A., Grahamstown, May 30.

DEATHS

BLACK, MRS. J. L., Wynberg, June 15, aged 52.
CRAUSHAW, C. J., Cape Town, June 14, aged 55.
EKERMANN, F., Woodstock, June 14, aged 44.
MAUSON, J. W. G., Newlands, June 18.
MIDDLEWICK, W., Queenstown, May 24, aged 65.
MURRAY, E. G., Mowbray, June 19, aged 30.
NORTON - On June 17, massacred by the natives, near Salisbury, Mashonaland, Joseph Norton, eldest son of the late Joseph Norton, J.P., of Nortonthorpe Hall, and Mrs. Norton, of Pledwick, Yorkshire, aged 29 years; also Caroline, wife of the above Joseph Norton Norton, and second daughter of William Driffield, J.P., of Huntingdon Hall, York, aged 23 years; also their infant daughter, Dorothy Katherine, aged six months.
PAYN - On July 7, at 21, Bedford Place, Russell Square, London, Mildred Orange, second daughter of Philip F. and G. J. Payn, of Maritzburg, Natal, South Africa, aged 15 years.
PENDER - On July 7, at Foot's Cray Place, Sir John Pender, G.C.M.G., aged 80.
WATSON, MISS M., Grahamstown, June 14.


Miscellaneous articles on the same page:

A Pretoria paper understands that horses are still dying from horse-sickness. This has never happened before, in Pretoria, the middle of May having always been regarded as the line cleavage between the healthy and unhealthy season.

A movement is on foot in Queenstown to increase the local Volunteer Corps. At a private meeting the other evening, 50 young men signed a letter to the Commanding Officer offering to join the corps provided that they are allowed to form a new company.

A driver of a span of oxen, while traveling along the Cape Town Road the other day, found himself in an awkward predicament. As the road runs for about three miles within the Free State, he was of course obliged to cross the boundary, but no sooner had he done so than his cattle were seized and carried off by the Free State authorities.

President Steyn lately sent circulars to all the different Commandants and krygs-officieren of the Free State, to meet at a certain place on a certain date.

First (says a Pretoria paper) they had it that Rhodes was too much of a coward to face the Matabele music; now that he joins fighting columns for fun and adventure it has been changed into his being too much of a coward to face the Cape Parliament music.

President Kruger (says the Chicago Tribune) was estimating the damages, actual, collateral, and possible, suffered by the people of his Republic in consequence of the Jameson raid. Mechanically he reached for his scrap-book, opened it and turned the leaves until the poem, "Jameson's Ride," met his eye. He read it through once again. Then he took his pencil and added a cipher to the estimate he had previously made. "I think, " he said to himself, "considering everything, £1,500,000 will be about right."

25 July 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BEYNON, Mrs. J. O. S., Johannesburg, June 22.
CROSBIE, Mrs. R., Rondebosch, June 29.
DE VRIES, Mrs. A. H., Zoetendals Vley, June 17.
GREATHEAD, Mrs. W. H., Johannesburg, June 21.
HENDERSON, Mrs. R. H., Kimberley, June 22.
KINNEAR, Mrs. J. A., Johannesburg, June 20.
TRIBE, Mrs. J. E., Grahamstown, June 21.
WAHL, Mrs. L., Pretoria, June 19 (twins).
WILSON, Mrs. H., Cradock, June 23.

DAUGHTERS

BETTERIDGE, Mrs. W., Kimberley, June 23.
JONES, Mrs. C. W., Kimberley, June 22.
KIRBY, Mrs. S., Johannesburg, June 18.
PITCHERS, Mrs. H. C., Johannesburg, June 19.
SALOMON—On July 20, at 98, Elm Park Gardens, S.W., the wife of L. E. Salomon, of Johannesburg.
TAYLOR, Mrs. D. C., Kimberley, June 23.

MARRIAGES

ANDERSON, J.—MYHILL, P.—Port Elizabeth, June 18.
CURTIN—WOODROOFFE—On July 22, at St. Mary’s, Oatlands, Surrey, by the Rev. J. H. Townsend, Vicar, Colonel F. J. Curtin, late of the Gloucestershire Regiment, only surviving son of the late Captain J. Curtin, formerly of the 40th and 98th Regiments, to Lilias Mary, only daughter of the late Captain W. Erskine Woodrooffe, of the late Imperial Regiment of Cape Mounted Riflemen.
DALRYMPLE—RAYNER—On July 23, at All Saints Church, Norfolk Square, London, by the Rev. W. Boyd, M.A., the Vicar, assisted by the Rev. J. J. Glendenning Nash, M.A., Vicar of Christ Church, Woburn Square, William Dalrymple, of Johannesburg, S.A.R., to Isabel Rayner, of Suma House, Broadhurst Gardens, London, younger daughter of the late Edward Rayner, Esq.
LOUWRENS, H. M.—HARRIES, H. C.—Mossel Bay, June 23.
WILFORD—RICKARDS—On July 18, at the Parish Church, Letherhead, by Rev. Canon Utterton, Vicar, Thomas Herbert Wilford, R.N.R., of the Union Steam Ship Company’s Service, to Amy Margaret, youngest daughter of the late E. T. Rickards and Mrs. Rickards, of Elm Bank, Letherhead.

DEATHS

BENSEN, S., Cradock, June 19, aged 63.
BIRKETT, C., Grahamstown, June 19, aged 67.
DE LACEY, Mrs. E., Cape Town, June 22.
GIBSON, Mrs. E. J., Johannesburg, June 20, aged 51.
HOLMGREN, Mrs. E. S., Kimberley, June 23.
MINNAAR, Mrs. R. P., Paarl, June 21, aged 31.
SULLIVAN, P., Johannesburg, June 23, aged 23.
THOMAS—On June 28, at Waku, Cape Colony, David Croft (Taff) Thomas, late of New Eltham, Kent.
THOMPSON, W. R., Tsomo, Transkei, June 10.
WALLACE—On July 20, in London, Robert Edward Wallace, late of the 94th Regiment, and of Kimberley, South Africa, only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Wallace, aged 53.

Miscellaneous articles on the same page:

In the recent railway accident at Preston, the only passenger killed was named George Alexander Mavor. At the inquest his father deposed that he last saw his son alive a fortnight previously, when he left Aberdeen, intending to embark for South Africa on Saturday last.

The founder of Yale College was, in a way, connected with South Africa. His wife and child lie buried in the same grave at the Cape, and in their joint epitaph the mother is said to have left Madras, of which place Elihu Yale was Governor, influenced by her maternal love, to live at the Cape with her son.

1 August 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BRANDON, Mrs. G., Johannesburg, June 28.
CARVER, Mrs. J. F., East London, June 25.
COHEN, Mrs. F., Johannesburg, June 28.
EMANUEL, Mrs. O., Johannesburg, June 27.
FISHER, Mrs. J., Cape Town, July 1.
PEMBROKE, Mrs. W., Johannesburg, June 26.
VARRIE, Mrs. A. L., Kimberley, June 26.

DAUGHTERS

CANNELL, Mrs. H. F., Bloemfontein, June 29.
MORRIS, Mrs. A. E., Queenstown, June 28.
NEUMANN—On July 25, at 146, Piccadilly, W., the wife of S. Neumann.
OAKLEY, Mrs. H. M., Rondebosch, June 27.

MARRIAGES

GABB, A. J. T.—COOK, H. M.—Cape Town, June 27.
GORDON, R.—KENDALL, E.—Johannesburg, June 28.
HEGERTY, J.—RUSSELL, L. H. C.—Cape Town, June 29.
KITCHING, B. L. W.—LOVEMORE, T. A. I.—Grahamstown, June 30.
PORTER, N.—JAMESON, F. C.—Kingwilliamstown, June 30.
STRANGMAN—WARNFORD—at St. John the Baptist’s Church, Holland Road, W., by the Rev. Warnford, uncle of the bride, Thomas Joseph Strangman, B.A., LL.B., Barrister-at-law, and only son of Joseph Strangman, of 32, Elsham Gardens, Kensington, W., to Winifred Warnford, younger daughter of Captain Warnford, Resident Magistrate, Cape Colony.

DEATHS

BASSON, Mrs. A. C., Malmesbury, June 28, aged 82.
DE VILLIERS, A. P. I., Kuil’s River, July 2, aged 65.
EATON, Miss M. T., Cape Town, July 2, aged 78.
HENWOOD, Miss Kate, O’okiep, Namaqualand, June 28, aged 20.
HILL—On July 6, of wounds received at the battle of Thabas Imambo, Rhodesia, John Hall Hill, second son of the late Samuel Hill, M.D., of 22, Mecklenburgh Square, London, in his 35th year.
JORDAAN, J. P., Caledon, June 25, aged 22.
LE GRANGE, Mrs. E. J., Breede River, June 25, aged 38.
MORRISSEY, Mrs. K., Johannesburg, June 28, aged 25.
MUNCEY—On July 23, at Victoria West, Cape Colony, Mary Amie, the dearly-loved second daughter of Richard and Sophia Muncey of St. Peter’s Park, London, W., beloved by all who knew her. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
OVERBEEK, J. D., Cape Town, July 2, aged 48.
VAN DER BYL, Mrs. A. M., Klapmuts, July 1, aged 81.

Miscellaneous articles on the same page:

THE CAPE AND THE RAID

In the Cape House of Assembly on the 24th ult. Mr. Schreiner moved that the House should adopt the majority report of the Jameson Committee. He said that it was the most painful duty he had ever performed. He showed that the subordinate officials at the Chartered Company’s office could not possibly have sent certain telegrams without Mr. Rhodes’ authority. The Committee had completely exonerated the London Board of the Company, though garbled reports stating otherwise appeared to have been cabled. Mr. Rhodes was personally responsible. His power of attorney only empowered him to do in Africa such things as the Chartered Company might lawfully do. There was nothing small or sordid in Mr. Rhodes’ actions. “His aim,” said Mr. Schreiner, “was high. I wish it had been a right one.” No other member spoke. Sir Thomas Upington made no attempt to speak on his minority report. The House at once agreed to the motion.

Another account says:--

The Select Committee’s report has been accepted by the Cape Parliament, on Mr. Schreiner’s motion, without debate. This fairly indicates the Colony’s acceptance of the Committee’s conclusions. Mr. Schreiner’s standpoint in summing up the case is similar to that adopted by the Daily News. Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Pitsani had, he said, agreed that a movement should take place when it did. But there was sudden disunion at Johannesburg. This made the Cape Town confederates vacillate between the two. Mr. Rhodes restrained the final movement honestly, but not peremptorily. Dr. Jameson wrongly thought himself to be carrying out Mr. Rhodes’ suppressed wishes. A sense of this prevented Mr. Rhodes from actively spoiling Dr. Jameson’s chance when he rushed in. There was no evidence of any secret incitement of Dr. Jameson through Captain Maurice Heany, or otherwise. Mr. Rhodes did not create the Rand movement, but he fostered it with money, arms, and men, through his companies and his unique position. However, he loyally kept the Colonial officials free from complicity. Mr. Schreiner finally declared that it was an absolutely wrong and wicked short cut to high political aims, and this almost all South Africa would eventually recognize. In a feeling peroration, which was received with cheers by the House, Mr. Schreiner acquitted Mr. Rhodes of anything low or sordid.

The Sanitary Board of Johannesburg recently paid £50 to each of the firms who claimed to have been damaged by incorrect analyses of whisky made by the Board’s analyst.

A bonus of 5 percent will be given to all officials of the Telegraph Department in Johannesburg in consideration of the heavy labours they have been obliged to perform of late.

A street accident occurred lately in Johannesburg, resulting in rather serious injury to a newly-married couple. Two Cape carts collided, one of which overturned and precipitated the occupants into the roadway. They received injuries necessitating removal to the hospital.

Tea is now being experimentally cultivated at St. Helena. A few shrubs were accidentally discovered, which, by care and pruning, gave a most promising result. Hence this hopeful attempt.

Great alarm was caused lately to the inhabitants of Vredehoek, Johannesburg, on it becoming known that two trucks of dynamite had been left on the siding, many people refusing to inhabit their houses until the trucks were removed.

Dynamite seems to be a kind of amateur Nemesis to Johannesburg and environs. A case of the explosive was picked up lately by the police in the street at Jeppestown. The likelihood is that it tumbled from a wagon which was passing with a load to some mine.

15 August 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BALL, Mrs. W. J., Cape Town, July 16.
DA COSTA, Mrs. A., Johannesburg, July 12.
GASSON, Mrs. S. E., Bloemfontein, July 11.
GILES, Mrs. F., Sea Point, July 14.
GOCH, Mrs. J. G., Johannesburg, July 12.
GORDON, Mrs. M., Taungs, B.B., July 10.
JOHNSON, Mrs. C. W., Kimberley, July 9.

DAUGHTERS

GOULD, Mrs. F., Johannesburg, July 10.
MOFFETT, Mrs. W. A., Kenilworth, July 3.
SYME, Mrs. G. E., East London, July 7.
WEST, Mrs. W. J., Kingwilliamstown, July 13.

MARRIAGES

BOWLEY - ERASMUS - On July 16, at Observatory, Mr. J. B. Bowley to Miss A. M. Erasmus.
BRYANT - THOMPSON - On July 14, at Kingwilliamstown, Mr. J. Bryant to Miss K. Thompson.
FLAVEL - HARDS - On July 8, at Johannesburg, Mr. H. Flavel to Miss D. A. Hards.
GILBERT - HEINEMANN - On July 13, at Johannesburg, Mr. J. Gilbert to Miss S. S. Heinemann.
HOPKINS - BELL - On July 8, at Johannesburg, Mr. J. H. Hopkins to Miss E. M. Bell.
HUNTER - MARTIN - On July 8, at Kimberley, by the Rev. W. H. Richards, George Crawford Hunter, of Dunmurry-Hay, to Janet Scott Martin, eldest daughter of the late William Martin, contractor, Dublin.
MANSON - TWENTYMAN - On August 6, in St. Mary's Parish Church, Hornsey Rise, London, N., by the Rev. W. S. Lewis, John Manson, M.A., F.F.A., Scottish Widows' Fund Insurance, Edinburg, to Florence Ethel (Mossie) Twentyman, of Cape Town, eldest daughter of the late William Twentyman, of Stornis Valley, Swellendam, South Africa.
PENMAN - PLUMBRIDGE - On August 8, at Cape Town, John Caldwell Penman to Grace Plumbridge. (By cable.)
RICHARDSON - CHIAPPINI - On June 16, at Kensington (England), Mr. J. Richardson to Miss B. Chiappini.
WHITE - SPRING - On July 8, at Keiskama Hoek, Mr. G. H. White to Miss O. F. C. Spring.

DEATHS

AUSTIN, Mr. W., Grahamstown, July 8, aged 80.
BLANE, Mr. R., Cape Town, July 14, aged 62.
BROWN, Miss C. W., Cape Town, July 15, aged 15.
BUCKLE - On July 9, at Pietermaritzburg, Mary Susannah, eldest daughter of the late Captain E. Buckle, aged 55.
DOUGLAS - On August 4, at 9, Wendover Crescent, Mount Florida, Glasgow, William Craig Graham Douglas, writer, aged 24. - Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
HAYNES - On August 8, killed in action, at the storming of Makoni's Kraal, Rhodesia, Captain Alfred Ernest Haynes, Royal Engineers, aged 35, youngest son of the late William Haynes, of Wildwoods, North End, Hampstead, and Mrs. Haynes, now of South Heath, Hampstead.
KERSHAW - On August 5, Major Frederick Kershaw, 84th York and Lancaster Regiment, killed in action near Bulawayo, Matabeleland, youngest son of Burroughes D. Kershaw, C.E., Dartmouth Park, N.W.
LISSACK, Mr. E., Johannesburg, July 8, aged 39.
MCAFEE, Dr. Alexander, Willowvale, Transkei, July 15.
MACLEOD - On August 7, at Dunvegan, Emily Sarah, eldest daughter of John Norman MacLeod, 21st Chief of MacLeod, aged 86.
OLIVER, Mrs. S. J., Kimberley, July 12, aged 74.
SHARPE, Mr. J. M., Grahamstown, July 9, aged 70.
WHITLOW - On July 3, in hospital, at Bulawayo, from fever following wounds received in the engagement of April 10 (Brand's Gwanda Patrol), Charles Ernest, second son of William and Emma Whitlow, Harlesden, N.W., aged 22.

A shooting affray took place at a canteen in Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, last month. A man named Fred Austin had a dispute with some of the frequenters of the canteen. Getting the worst of it, he went to his rooms, procured a revolver, and returned to the canteen. As one, Jacobs, was leaving and getting into a cab, Austin drew his revolver and fired, wounding him in the head. Jacobs was at once removed to the hospital by Chief-Detective Ferguson, who happened to be on the premises at the time. Austin escaped, but was afterwards captured.

22 August 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

MORRIS, Mrs. J., Rosebank, July 26.

DAUGHTERS

BREMRIDGE, Mrs. E., Cape Town, July 19.
GIBBENS, Mrs. G. S., Komgha, July 9.
MCNAMARA, Mrs. J., Johannesburg, July 15.
RANDALL, Mrs. A., East London, July 14.
SOLLY, Mrs. H. L., Kimberley, July 15.
TARR, Mrs. W. B., Grahamstown, July 17.
TEMLETT, Mrs. J. R., Alice, July 11.
WIGHT, Mrs. W., Pretoria, July 15.

MARRIAGES

CHADWICK, E.—DIXON, A., Queenstown, July 14.
CHAMPION—EDELL—On August 11, at St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, by the Rev. Edward Davies, William Champion, of Durban, Natal, to Mina, daughter of the late James Edell, Esq., of Betchworth, Lower Clapton.
CLIFT—BAIN—On August 14, at St. John’s Church, Richmond, by the Rev. Tylee, Hugh Clift, Surgeon R.N., third son of Samuel Clift, R.N., Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals, to Catherine, daughter of the late __Bain, Esq., C.E., Woodside, Rondebosch, Cape Colony.
HARDWICK, J.—THOMAS, I. C., East London, July 14.
REDDING, F.—BROOKS, E., Johannesburg, July 14.
SCREECH—WRIGHT-TURNLEY—On Saturday, August 15, at St. Luke’s, Redcliffe Square, Arthur Screech, Royal Navy, late of H.M.S. Swallow, to Marian Minnie, daughter of the late Joseph Wright-Turnley, of Westfield House, Fulham.
THERON, J. J.—KYLE, H. L., Stellenbosch, July 14.

DEATHS

BOXER—On August 19, at Willowmoor, Stodart Road, Anerley, S.E., Ann Elizabeth, widow of Captain John Boxer, late of the Union Steam Ship Company, aged 83.
COURT—On July 22, at Johannesburg, of peritonitis after dysentery, Roger Francis Court, C.E., second surviving son of the late Percy S. Court, of Dover, aged 28.
ESCOMBE—On August 18, suddenly, at Goring Hall, Sussex, Edmund Escombe, of 39 Gloucester Square, Hyde Park, W., aged 54.
EVERY, Mrs. W. G., Jagersfontein, Orange Free State, July 14, aged 68.
GOY, A. G., Sisheke, F. C. Zambesi, April 26, aged 35.
GRAHAM—Murdered by Matabele, Thomas Harry William Hall Graham, third son of the Rev. A. E. Graham, Rector of Great Bromley, Essex, aged 26.
HOLLAND, F. E., Grahamstown, July 20, aged 36.
LARKIN, Mrs. M. A., Cradock, July 26.
PAYN, H., Tsolo, July 9, aged 76.
ROBERTSON, W., Grahamstown, July 18, aged 43.
STEYTLER—On August 15, at 22, Woodland Road, Upper Norwood, Jacob Johannes Steytler, formerly of Cape Town.
STUNT—On or about June 15, at Umfuli, near Salisbury, killed by the Mashonas, John, second son of George Stunt, M.R.C.S., of Kenley, Surrey, in his 29th year.

Miscellaneous articles on the same page:

THE CYCLE IN WAR

The Jameson incursion into the Transvaal has not proved altogether valueless, as the following shows. Lord Roberts is not only a cyclist himself, but he is a believer in cycling from a military point of view. He is fond of adducing the case of the cyclists who brought the news to Dr. Jameson; and he says that, if cyclists could do what they did on the rough bullock-tracks of the Transvaal, it is not difficult to imagine that they might be of much use to the Intelligence Department on well-kept roads in time of war. Lord Wolseley is also a believer in the cycle, and on this point the rival “only generals” meet in common.

The partnership between Messrs. Owen and Smith, auctioneers and estate agents, Johannesburg, has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. C. H. Smith will in future carry on the business.

About 6000 signatures have been obtained in Johannesburg to the petition praying for the release of the Irish political prisoners. A gratifying feature with respect to the petition is that the Dutch have largely signed. There is food for reflection in the fact that after recent events in the Republic the Dutch inhabitants of the Transvaal should be petitioning the Imperial Government to show clemency to its political prisoners.

At Waterval Boven, on the Delagoa Bay line, considerable building operations are proceeding. No fewer than twelve contracts have recently been concluded for the erection of houses.

We are informed that a Pretoria syndicate of eight persons has received recently an offer of £50 per claim for a block of 721 claims in Heidelberg district.

29 August 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

CRIBB, MRS. R. H., Bloemfontein, July 22
FRIEDMAN, MRS. L., Johannesburg, July 24
HARTLEY, MRS. G. O., Middelburg, July 23
JACOBS, MRS. S., Johannesburg, July 23
ROCHESTER, MRS. R., Johannesburg, July 26
SCHLIMMER, MRS. F., Johannesburg, July 25.
WANCKEL, MRS. E., East London, July 23.

DAUGHTERS

CURGENVEN, MRS. B., Kimberley, July 26
GOULD, MRS. J., Johannesburg, July 23
MORRIS, MRS. J. S., Pretoria, July 25
PARTRIDGE, MRS. J., Kimberley,  July 26
WALL, MRS. A. E., Johannesburg, July 23.

MARRIAGES

HAM, H. T. - KIGHTLEY, E. L., Brandfort, O. F. S., July 23.
PUGH, H. W. - DOULAS, J. M., Johannesburg, July 23
SKIPPER - BARKER - On July 31, by special licence, at Cape Town, Charles A. J. Skipper, eldest son of the late Charles Skipper, 39, Courtfield Gardens, South Kensington, to Agnes, fifth daughter of William Barker, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
WALLACH, W. - DE LA HUNT, B., Pretoria, July 23.

DEATHS

BRETT - On August 19, at Hampton Wick, Winifred Clara, the beloved wife of Francis Henry Brett, aged 26.
BERESFORD - On July 25, at his residence, 8, Pearson Street, Port Elizabeth, after many years intense suffering, Captain the Hon. Ralph Aubrey Dupres Beresford, aged 46, youngest son of the late Lord Alfred Beresford.
DE KOCK, MISS J. S. - Villiersdorp, July 16, aged 13.
EIGELAAR, MRS. J. C., Porterville, July 29, aged 31.
KYD, R. S., Swellendam, July 23, aged 35.
MCKENZIE, MRS. J., Graaf-Reinet, July 24, aged 80.
POTTER - On July 23, at Bulawayo, of fever, James Thomas Potter, aged 28, only son of the late James Potter, of Glenfuir, Falkirk, and of Mrs. Potter, 41, Coates Gardens, Edinburgh.
STEEL, C. W., Johannesburg, July 23.
VAN SCHALWYK, O. G., Fraserburg, July 27, aged 72.

Miscellaneous articles on same page:

Mr. F. J. LUNNON, an English barrister practising in Pretoria as an attorney, was married recently to Miss Bertha Metlerkamp, daughter of the well-known Knysna Justice of the Peace of that name. The news of his marriage came as a surprise to his friends in Pretoria.


An Indian who got out of the Durban gaol recently signalised his return to freedom by placing a heavy piece of wood and stones on the railway line. He was observed; but before the obstructions could be removed a train had passed over them. He got two years' hard labour.

The Rev. Mark Guy Pearse told a good story at Cape Town the other week. His little girl came to him one day, he said, with a thorn in her finger with the remark in her mouth, "Father, a thorn in the hand is not worth two in the bush, is it?"

5 September 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

HAMMOND - On August 26, at Boughton, Bickley, Kent, the wife of John Hays Hammond.
HEBERDEN, MRS. G. A., Barkly West, July 26.
KINGSBURY, MRS. N., Johannesburg, July 30
LOWE, MRS. E. C., Johannesburg, July 31.
SHAVE, MRS. G. C., Johannesburg, July 28.
TIERNAY, MRS. J. M., Kimberley, July 28.
WRIGHT, MRS. W. H., Kimberley, July 29.

DAUGHTERS

POLLOCK, MRS. D. S. H., Johannesburg, July 31.
SPOONER, MRS. F., Kimberley, July 29
TUNSTALL, MRS. J., Graaff-Reinet, July 30
WATSON, MRS. R. H., Kingwilliamstown, August 6.

MARRIAGES

CORNEILSON, W. - MCGREGOR, E., Johannesburg, July 27
HARRIS, G. H. - MORRIS, E. T., Uitenhage, July 27.
MASSEY, C. W. - TIER, L. M., Durban, July 28.
MEGLAUGHLIN - GREENACRE - On September 3, at Great Queens Street Wesleyan Church, by the Rev. C. Pettman, John Meglaughlin, Westbroke, Eccles, Manchester, and of Gortmerron, Dungannon, Ireland, to Mary Emma, elder daughter of B. W. Greenacre, M.L.A., of Durban, Natal, South Africa.
PERKS, E. C. - RAWLINGS, C. K., Kingwilliamstown, July 29.
RANDELL, G. J. - CONNELLAN, A. C., Kei Road, July 23.

DEATHS

BAIN, T., Pretoria, July 28, aged 42.
BARNETT, H., Garies, July 25.
BREMNER - On June 22, killed by Mashonas, at Maxandellas, Mashonaland, Lieutenant Henry Bremner, 20th Hussars, in his 26th year, fifth son of the late David Bremner, Glasgow.
HENMAN, R., Kimberley, August 3, aged 61.
LANGLEY, MISS F. M., Grahamstown, July 30, aged 16.
RUSHIN, MRS. C., Cape Town, August 5, aged 55.
SHISKIN, J., Bloemfontein, July 29, aged 28.
THOMAS, MRS. A., Queenstown, July 28, aged 47.
VAUGHAN - On August 26, Lieutenant-Colonel H. Vaughan, late Royal Artillery of Stanger's Hoek, Mooi River, Natal, South Africa.
WILSON - On July 12, at Hope Fountain, Matabeleland, South Africa, of fever, John Anton Campbell Wilson, of the Matabele Relief Force (Colonel Plumer's column), aged 28, younger son of the late Dr. George Wilson and Aphra Phyllis Wilson of Launceston, Cornwall.

Miscellaneous Articles on same page:

Last month the Orthodox Jews of Johannesburg met in solemn conclave at the Synagogue, Fox Street, to decide whether or not they should engage the services of a Rav. Mr. B. Wainstein presided, and the discussion was polyglot and entertaining. After sitting a couple of hours they decided that a Rav was necessary, and elected Mr. M. B. Dagudsky, late of Manchester, to fill the position.


Mr. Abe Bailey is said to have purchased the Ford and Jeppe Estate Company's property for L300,000.

An approximate estimate of the strength of the burgher yeomanry can be obtained from the fact that 29,000 guns have been distributed recently among the burghers, and there are yet 5000 applications for guns not met. This would place the extent of the adult burgher population at 34,000.

It is stated that a Company has been formed with a capital of L23,000 in L1 shares for the purpose of working limestone deposits on a portion of the farm known as Droocegond, adjoining the Irene Estate in the Transvaal. It is calculated that the plant to be produced by the capital of the Company will be capable of producing 6000 sacks of lime per month, which will readily find a market.

12 September 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BARWELL, MRS. A. L., Oudtshoorn, August 6
BENN, MRS. J. H., Grahamstown, August 8
COOK, MRS. W., Kimberley, August 11
DRIVER, Mrs. H. E. M., Kingwilliamstown, August 7
GLENCROSS, MRS. R. H., Johannesburg, August 8
PILGRIM, MRS. A. E., Johannesburg, August 7
STONE, MRS. J. S., Cape Town, August 13
VEITCH - On August 17, at Grahamstown, the wife of Charles James Veitch

DAUGHTERS

BRONNER, MRS. G. F., Pretoria, August 7
JOSE, MRS. G. M., Johannesburg, August 8
NATHAN, MRS. A. L., Cape Town, August 13
TOWNES, MRS. E. F., Johannesburg, August 8
SLEEMAN - On September 6, at Ivy Cottage, Primrose Road, South Woodford, the wife of Richard Henry Sleeman.

MARRIAGES.

FASSBINDER, C. - OCHSE, H., Johannesburg, August 11
KIRSTEN, C. J. G - CURGENVEN, L., Kimberley, August 10
MCDONALD, A. - PIRIE, L., Johannesburg, August 11
WEST, A. E. - BAILEY, M. C., Johannesburg, August 7
WOOD, F. - REYNOLDS, C. M., Johannesburg, August 8

DEATHS

BARNES, MRS. M. C., Kimberley, August 7, aged 54
BENEKE, D. H., Oudtshoorn, August 7, aged 66
BROOK - On August 29, at Bulawayo, of dysentery, Arthur Woodford Brook, aged 28, youngest son of W. F. Brook, Surgeon, Fareham.
CARLSON - On August 8, after long illness, at his residence, Ehnlozana Mission Station, near Piet Retief, Transvaal, the Rev. George Frederick Carlson entered his rest, aged 62. For 35 years a beloved and devoted Missionary in the Diocese of Zululand. Brother-in-law to the Rev. George Davenport, Vicar of St. Mark's Whitechapel, E.
DUNBAR - On August 10, at Gordon Bay, near Cape Town, Augusta Marjory, third daughter of Sir Drummond M. Dunbar, Bart, of Johannesburg, aged 11.
HENDERSON, J. C., Kimberley, August 6, aged 38.
JEFFREY, W., Pretoria, August 10, aged 22.
LARKINS - On August 10, at Maritzburg, Pascal Barnes McLeod, eldest son of the late Thomas Pascal Larkins, Esq., B.C.S., in his 48th year.
LEE, MRS. S., Cape Town, August 13, aged 69.
MARTIN - On August 30, at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, Arthur George Martin, late publisher of the Gardeners' Chronicle, London, in his 28th year.
SOLOMON, A. V., Cape Town, August 13, aged 42
STEWART, G. T., Kimberley, August 5, aged 58.

VISITORS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

[Visitors to the Old Country are informed that these Announcements are inserted for a few weeks gratuitously for the general convenience. Intimations of arrival should be promptly forwarded to the Editor.]

ADLAM, J. C.,  8 Greycoat Gardens, Westminster, S. W.
ADLER, HENRY c/o W. H. Adler, 1, Moorgate Place, Moorgate Street, E.C.
ALEXANDER, A., Montague Mansions, Gt. Russell St.
ALEXANDER, A. D., 98, Elm Park Gardens, S.W.
ARDERNE, H. M., c/o Messrs. W. Bolus and Company, 10, St. Swithin's Lane, E.C.
BAIN, CHARLES A. O., Howard Hotel, Victoria Embankment.
BALLOT, JOHN, Dilkusha, Mitcham.
BARBER, F. H., Langham Hotel.
BECHER, MR AND MRS. HERBERT, Bailey's Hotel, Gloucester Road, S.W.
BENNETT, MRS. R., 30, Cambridge Street, Hyde Park
BETTELHEIM, HENRY, 211, Piccadilly, W.
BOLCE, HAROLD, c/o American Consulate, 12, St. Helen's Place, E.C.
BROWN, ALFRED, 23, Maddox Street, W.
BUCKERIDGE, A. DENNIS c/o Lloyd's Bk., 222, Strand.
BUCKLAND, CECIL H., 30, Cambridge St., Hyde Park.
BUTTERS, C., Savoy Hotel.
COOPER, JOHN W., 10, Hatton Garden, E.C.
CORNWALL, MOSES, Arundel Hotel.
CRAVEN, P. E., 1, Hereford Mansions, Bayswater
CROSBY, ARTHUR J., 52, Chester Terrace, Eaton Square, S.W.
CROSBY, WM., c/o Edgar Allen and Co., Limited, Imperial Steel Works, Sheffield
CUMMING, JAMES, c/o McNellan and McCallum, 7, Throgmorton Avenue, E.C.
DALRYMPLE, W., Hotel Belgravia, S.W.
DARLING, GEORGE A., 178, Kensington Park Road, N.
DILLON, JOHN F. K., 9, Weymouth St., Portland Place.
DRAPER, DAVID, Ridler's Hotel, Holborn.
FITZPATRICK, MR AND MRS. J. P., Langham Hotel.
FITZPATRICK, MRS. AND THE MISSES, c/o Standard Bank of South Africa, Clement's Lane.
FLETCHER, R. A., c/o Institution of Civil Engineers, 25, Gr. George Street, Westminster.
FRANCEYS, W. E., Southport, Lanes.
FREEMAN, MR. AND MRS. JOHN, c/o Natal Bank, Leadenhall Street
GILCHRIST, WILLIAM, Langham Hotel.
GLADWYN, ARTHUR G., Royal Colonial Institute.
GLYNN, HENRY T. AND ARTHUR, Adelphi Hotel.
GOLDREICH, MR AND MRS. S., 4, Whitehall Court, S.W.
GOODMAN, J. L., Tavistock Hotel, Covent Garden.
GRAHAM, W. T., Royal Colonial Institute.
GUINSBERG, B., Bevois House, 27, Basinghall St., E.C.
HALDER, MR. AND MRS. A. H., 1, Newman Mansion, Newman Street, W.
HEELEY, MR. AND MRS. W. E., Broughton House, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
HENDERSON, J. C. A., 85, Gracechurch Street, E.C.
HILLIER, DR. AND MRS. A. P., Romsey, Hampshire.
HOYLE, J. JOHNSON, Winchester House, Old Broad St.
HOYLE, PERCY S., First Avenue Hotel, Holborn.
HYMAN, EDGAR M., 165, Westbourne Ter., Hyde Pk.
JENKINS, A. ROGERS, Royal Colonial Institute.
JOSEPH, MAURICE, 14, Beaufort Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
KOLL, O. H., "St. Davids," Cavendish Road, N.W.
KRAUSS, MRS. H. J., 9, Clarendon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
KREGOR, C. H., c/o African Estate Company, Limited, Winchester House.
LAVINE, I., First Avenue Hotel, W.C.
LAWRENCE, MR. AND MRS. JAMES, Morley's Hotel, Trafalgar Square.
LEECHMAN, MISS KATIE, Savoy Mansions, Savoy, W.C.
LEONARD, CHARLES, Pelham, Chislehurst.
LEVY, P. J. W., Tavistock Hotel, Covent Garden
LICHTENSTEIN, M., Montague Mans., Gt. Russell St.
LIDDLE, F. C., Winchester House, E.C.
LINDSELL, CAPTAIN C. F., Badminton Club.
LOEWENTHAL, L., 123, Harley Street, W.
LOEWY, DR. J., c/o Deutsche Bank, Behrenstrasse 9, Berlin.
LUCAS, ARTHUR E., Whitby Lodge, London Road, Clapton
MARKS, MRS. SAM, 54, Princess Gate.
MARKS, MISS HONOR, 144, Kennington Park Rd., S.E.
MARKS, NEWMAN, Hope Lodge, Whetstone, near London.
MARSHALL, H. B., c/o Marshall and Morrison, Winchester House, E.C.
MAYPEE, C. K., 20, Morton Crescent, Exmouth, Devon.
MEIN, CAPTAIN, Brown's Hotel, Dover Street, W.
MERCER, H. W., 35, Romily Road, N.
MERRITT, W. J., c/o R. C. Boothby 23, Russell Road, Addison Road, Kensington.
MIDDLETON, MRS. R. V., 30, Cambridge Street, Hyde Park.
MILLER, ALLISTER M., c/o Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Co., Ltd., 7, Lothbury, E.C.
MOOR, MRS. C. C., 33, Linden Gardens, Kensington, W.
MYERS, I., The Hawthorns, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
NELLMAPIUS, MRS., c/o Anglo-Austrian Bank, Vienna.
NIVEN, MR. AND MRS. A. MACKIE, Rosehill, Ashton-on-Ribble.
NORRIS-NEWMAN, CAPT. C. L., Westminster Palace Hotel.
PEARSON, C. W., 40, Talbot Road, Bayswater, W.
PEIRSON, J. WALDIE, c/o Natal Bank, Limited, 156, Leadenhall Street, E.C.
PETERS, A. MARTIN, Waterloo Hotel, 14, York Road, London.
PHILLIPS, LIONEL, c/o Messrs. Wernher, Beit, and Co., 120, Bishopsgate Street Within, E.C.
PICKERING, MRS. AND MISS, Barkston Hotel, Barkston Gardens, Earl's Court, S.W.
ROGER, J. A., c/o Messrs. Wood and Parker, 2, East India Avenue, E.C.
ROOS, JAMES M., 1, Lansdowne Place, Russell Square, W.C.
RORKE, MRS. FRED. N., 116, Kennington Pk. Rd., S.E.
SABER, EDWARD S., 65, Aden Grove, Green Lanes, N.
SALFELD, M. F., 10, Vine Street, Clerkenwell, E.C.
SALOMON, MR. AND MRS. L. E., 98, Elm Park Gardens, S.W.
SIMS, C. J., 4, Austin Friars, E.C.
SMITH, A. A., c/o Messrs. Hunwicke and Hadley, Suffolk House, Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C.
SMITH, JOSEPH, Devoran, Cornwall
SPERLING, MAX, Leicester.
STEPHAN, MRS. H. R., c/o Messrs. Finley and Co., 17, Fenchurch Street, E.C.
STEWART, DR. THOMAS, Loch View, Burnside, Rutherglen, Scotland.
STRAWBAUN, MRS. L., 144, Kennington Park Rd., W.E.
STROYAN, JOHN, Sorn Castle, Mauchline, Ayrshire, N.B.
SUSMAN, MR. AND MRS. LOUIS, "Ravenscourt," Alexandra Road, St. John's Wood.
SUTHERLAND, MRS. AND MISS, c/o Mr. J. A. Blaikie, 6, Lancaster Road, West Norwood, S.E.
TAYLOR, W. P., Teaninich, Alness, Ross-shire, N.B.
TUCKER, FREDERICK N., 20, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, W.
TUDHOPE, HON. J., 7, Lothbury, E. C.
VARLEY, MR. AND MRS. J. G. BOYES, 33, Upper Bedford Place.
WALLENSTEIN, W. F., 7, Drapers' Gardens, E. C.
WALLER, J. H., c/o Messrs. J. Wrench and Sons, Limited, London Bridge.
WALSHE, MR. AND MRS. A. P., Ridler's Hotel, 133, Holborn, E.C.
WATTS, J. WHITBOURNE, 110, Cannon Street, E.C.
WHEELER, WALTER W., 79 1/2, Gracechurch Street, E.C.
WILLIAMS, GARDNER, F., Langham Hotel.
WILSON, W. STREET, Royal Colonial Institute.

Miscellaneous articles copied on the same page with these previous columns:

Mr. J. W. LEONARD, Q. C., has left Pretoria for Europe, travelling via Delagoa Bay.

The locusts have still to be reckoned with by the farmers of the Eastern Province of the Cape Colony. The other day, while Sir Gordon Sprigg was travelling from East London to Port Jackson in a railway trolley, the carriage in which he was sitting was literally bombarded by a swarm of locusts extending over about a quarter of a mile. When at the meeting an hour later one of the farmers innocently remarked that possibly the Prime Minister had heard something about the locust, Sir Gordon smiled quite knowingly.

The Waterberg and Zoutpansberg people are seriously concerned with respect to the frivolous delays which are continually being imposed upon the contractors of the Northern Line. The sub-contractors are prepared all along the line to run the railway pretty well into Waterberg in six months, but the Government Railway Commissioner is continually interposing delays. Now the demand is that a careful and specified survey shall be made of the whole proposed line, and that each farm shall be named and minute details given of curves, ditches, owners of ground, embankments, &c., before a single spade is put into the ground, and that six copies of the charts of these circumstantial specifications be then filed with the Railway Commissioner before any work is allowed.

The following is a good illustration of the haphazard, easy-going manner in which the business of the Johannesburg Post Office is conducted. A letter arrived in Johannesburg about July 18 for a member of the Johannesburg Times staff. It had been readdressed, but the words, "Johannesburg Times" were conspicuously written on the left-hand corner of the envelope. Notwithstanding this fact, the letter, instead of being placed in the Times letter box, was kept at the Post Office, and afterwards was publicly advertised amongst those "to be called for", along with the warning that, unless claimed within three months, it would be destroyed.

19 September 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BERTRAM, Mrs. A. Johannesburg, August 17
CONNELLY, Mrs. A. East London, August 13
DENNY - On the 15th inst., at Johannesburg, the wife of Harold Denny
ENGLISH, Mrs. J., Kimberley, August 14

DAUGHTERS

ALDRIDGE, Mrs. J. Pretoria, August 13
DIXON, Mrs. H., Cape Town, August 20
EVELYN, Mrs. C. G. Port Elizabeth, August 13
GREEN, Mrs. E. H. Johannesburg, August 17
STEMMET, Mrs. P. A., Cape Town, August 18
TROUT, Mrs. L. A. Kimberley, August 14
TRUTER, Mrs. J. H. B., Thaba 'Nchu, Moroka, O.F.S., August 15

MARRIAGES

CONNOCK, F. W. E. - NELSON , W. E., Grahamstown, August 12
HOVENDEN - PHILLIPS - On Saturday, September 12, at Holy Trinity Church, Selhurst, S. E., by the Rev. C. Bokenham, Gerald Stanley Hovenden, M.D., B.S. Lon., son of the late Thomas Henry Hovenden, Esq. of South Norwood, to Francis Edith Sara, eldest daughter of the late William Phillips, Esq., formerly of South Place, Finsbury, and Shepton Mallet, and of Mrs. Phillips, of Mansford House, South Norwood.
KENYON - SUTHERLAND - On September 9, at St. Peter's Church, Edinburgh, by the Rev. Dr. E. F. Hoernle, Lionel Richard Kenyon, Lieutenant Royal Artillery, youngest son of the late John Robert Kenyon, Q.C., D.C.L., of Pradoe, Oswestry, to Elizabeth Jane, second daughter of P. C. Sutherland, M.D., of Pietermaritzburg, Natal.
LANGLANDS, J. K. - PEAKE, L., Johannesburg, August 13
OSBURN - TROUSDALE - On August 22, at the Cathedral, Cape Town, by the Very Rev. Dean Barnett Clarke, Francis W. Osburn, Esq., R.N., Paymaster H.M.S. Blonde, eldest son of Commander F. Osburn, R.N., of Messing, Essex, to Ethel, eldest daughter of the Rev. Robert Trousdale, late Rector of Roughton, Norfolk.
SPARGO, D. F. - ATKINSON, F. E., Johannesburg, August 15.
STRATFORD, J. A. - DEXTER, A. A., Kingwilliamstown, August 12.
TROUP, J. - STEEL, M. M., Cape Town, August 19.
WARDROP - DE LA HARPE - On August 1, at Nandesberg, South Africa, Charles Herbert, youngest son of Hew Dalrymple Hamilton Waldrop, of Thames Ditton, Surrey, to Ida, eldest daughter of the late A. de la Harpe and Mrs. de la Harpe, of The Glen, Graaf-Reinet; South Africa.
WOODGATE - WYLDE-BROWNE - On August 12, in the Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, Arthur Seymour, third son of the late Rev. Henry Arthur Woodgate, B.D., Rector of Belbroughton, to Katherine Edith, daughter of H. Wylde-Browne, Pietermaritzburg.
WOODROOFFE - JAMESON - On the 15th inst., at Smithfield, Orange Free State, South Africa, by the Rev. Canon Woodrooffe, of Grahamstown, Cape Colony, father of the bridegroom, George Borries Woodrooffe to Elizabeth McFarlan (Bessie), daughter of Thomas Jameson, M.D., R.N.

DEATHS

BACKMANN, A., Boshof, August 14, aged 47.
BARNETT - On May 1, 1896, at the Hospital, Bulawayo, of fever, Francis Thomas, second son of Thomas and Sarah Barnett, Knighton Grange, Sussex.
CURTIS - On or about June 19, killed by the Mashonas in Mazoe, Thomas Heath Curtis, Surveyor to the Chartered Company, in his 30th year, eldest son of Charles Edward and Elizabeth Mary Curtis, of 26, Gledstane's Road, West Kensington
GOODMAN - On September 10, at 38, Hyde Park Gate, S.W., Zeb Goodman, late of Johannesburg, aged 40.
MOSES, A., Christiana, August 19, aged 60.
PRENTIS - On August 14, at Umtata, George William John Prentis, eldest son of the late Captain Prentis, Rocky Hill Terrace, Maidstone, aged 25 years. R.I.P.
RUDD - On September 10, at Shieldaig of Gairloch, Ross-shire, Frances Georgina Leighton, wife of Charles Dunnell Rudd, of London and South Africa, aged 49.
SOONES, Miss A. T. C., Gaberones, August 15, aged 28.
TAIT - On August 13, at Cape Town, suddenly, of pneumonia, Douglas Leonard, the beloved youngest son of George and Annie Tait, of 28, Dagnall Park, Selhurst, in his 20th year.
THOMSON, A. A., Mossel Bay, August 17, aged 24.
TRIEBER, Mrs. I. R., Kimberley, August 17, aged 36.
VAN DER RIET - On August 22, at Stellenbosch, Frederick Johannes van der Riet, late of The Residency, Simon's Town, C.C. and R.M.
VAVASSEUR - At the end of June, killed in Mashonaland, Robert Vavasseur, aged 31, youngest and only surviving son of James and Helen Vavasseur, Knockholt, near Sevenoaks.

VISITORS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

[Visitors to the Old Country are informed that these Announcements are inserted for a few weeks gratuitously for the general convenience. Intimations of arrival should be promptly forwarded to the Editor.]

ADLAM, J. C., 8, Greycoat Gardens, Westminster, S.W.
ADLER, HENRY, c/o W. H. Adler, 1, Moorgate Place, Moorgate Street, E.C.
ARDERNE, H. M., c/o Messrs. W. Bolus and Company, 10, St. Swithin's Lane, E.C.
BAIN, CHARLES A. O., Howard Hotel, Victoria Embankment.
BALLOT, JOHN, Dilkusha, Mitcham.
BARBER. F. H., Langham Hotel.
BECHER, MR. AND MRS. HERBERT, Bailey's Hotel, Gloucester Road, S. W.
BETTELHEIM, HENRY, 211, Piccadilly, W.
BOLCE, HAROLD, c/o American Consulate, 12 St. Helen's Place, E.C.
BROWN, ALFRED, 23, Maddox Street, W.
BUTTERS, C., Savoy Hotel.
COOPER, JOHN W., 10, Hatton Garden, E.C.
CORNWALL, MOSES, Arundel Hotel.
CRAVEN, P. E., 1 Hereford Mansions, Bayswater.
CROSBY, ARTHUR J., 52, Chester Terrace, Eaton Square, S.W.
CROGHAN, DR. E. H. AND DR. JOHN, 15, Sinclair Road, West Kensington.
CUMMING, JAMES, c/o McNellan and McCallum, 7, Throgmorton Avenue, E.C.
DALRYMPLE, W., Hotel Belgravia, S.W.
DILLON, JOHN F. K., 9, Weymouth St., Portland Place.
DRAPER, DAVID, Ridler's Hotel, Holborn.
FITZPATRICK, MR. AND MRS. J. P., Langham Hotel
FITZPATRICK, MRS. AND THE MISSES, c/o Standard Bank of South Africa, Clement's Lane.
FLETCHER, R. A., c/o Institution of Civil Engineers, 25, Gt. George Street, Westminster.
FRANCEYS, W. E., Southport, Lancs.
FREEMAN, MR. AND MRS. JOHN, c/o Natal Bank, Leadenhall Street
GILCHRIST, WILLIAM, Langham Hotel.
GLADWYN, ARTHUR G., Royal Colonial Institute.
GLYNN, HENRY T. AND ARTHUR, Adelphi Hotel.
GOLDREICH, MR. AND MRS. S., 4, Whitehall Court, S.W.
GOODMAN, J. L. Tavistock Hotel, Covent Garden.
GRAHAM, W. T., Royal Colonial Institute.
GUINSBERG, B., Bevois House, 27, Basinghall St., E.C.
HALDER, MR. AND MRS. A. H., 1, Newman Mansion, Newman Street, W.
HATHORN, KENNETH H., c/o Messrs. Atkinson and Dresser, 30, Finsbury Circus, E.C.
HEELEY, MR. AND MRS. W. E., Broughton House, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
HENDERSON, J. C. A., 85, Gracechurch Street, E.C.
HILLIER, DR. AND MRS. A. P., Romsey, Hampshire.
HOYLE, L. JOHNSON, Winchester House, Old Broad St.
HYMAN, EDGAR M., 165, Westbourne Ter., Hyde Pk.
JENKINS, A. ROGERS, Royal Colonial Institute.
JOSEPH, MAURICE, 14, Beaufort Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
KOLL, O. H., "St. Davids," Cavendish Road, N.W.
LAVINE, I., First Avenue Hotel, W.C.
LAWRENCE, MR. AND MRS. JAMES, Morley's Hotel, Trafalgar Square.
LEECHMAN, MISS KATIE, Savoy Mansions, Savoy, W.C.
LEONARD, CHARLES, Pelham, Chislehurst.
LEVY, P. J. W., Tavistock Hotel, Covent Garden.
LIDDLE, F. C., Winchester House, E.C.
LINDSELL, CAPTAIN C.F., Badminton Club.
LOEWENTHAL, L., 123, Harley Street, W.
LOEWY, DR, J., c/o Deutsche Bank, Behrenstrasse 9, Berlin
LUCAS, ARTHUR E., Whitby Lodge, London Road, Clapton
LUCAS, W. B., 12, Leamington Road Villas, Bayswater.
MARKS, MRS. SAM, 54, Princes Gate.
MARKS, MISS HONOR, 144, Kennington Park Rd., S.E.
MARKS, NEWMAN, Hope Lodge, Whetstone, near London.
MARSHALL, H. B., 15, Great St. Helen's E.C.
MEIN, CAPTAIN, Brown's Hotel, Dover Street, W.
MERCER, H. W., 35, Romilly Road, N.
MERRITT, W. J., c/o R C. Boothby, 23, Russell Road, Addison Road, Kensington.
MOOR, MRS. C. C., 33, Linden Gardens, Kensington W.
NELLMAPIUS, MRS., c/o Anglo-Austrian Bank, Vienna.
NELSON, MISS CARRY, 28, Portland Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W.
NIVEN, MR. AND MRS. A. MACKIE, Rosehill, Ashton-on-Ribble.
NORRIS-NEWMAN, CAPT. AND MRS., 24, Prince's Street, Hanover Square, W.
PEIRSON, J. WALDIE, c/o Natal Bank, Limited, 156, Leadenhall Street, E.C.
PETERS, A. MARTIN, Waterloo Hotel, 14, York Road, London
PHILLIPS, LIONEL, c/o Messrs. Wernher, Beit, and Co., 120, Bishopsgate Street Within, E.C.
PICKERING, MRS. AND MISS, Barkston Hotel, Barkston Gardens, Earl's Court, S.W.
RICHARDS, MR. AND MRS. GEORGE, Hotel Cecil, Strand.
ROGER, J. A., c/o Messrs. Wood and Parker, 2, East India Avenue, E.C.
ROGERS, MR. AND MRS. H. A., 61, Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington.
ROOS, JAMES M., 1, Lansdowne Place, Russell Square, W.C.
RORKE, MRS. FRED. N., 116, Kennington Pk. Rd., S.E.
ROSS, HON. W., M.L.C., Hotel Metropole, W.C.
SABER, EDWARD S., 65 Aden Grove, Green Lanes, N.
SALFELD, M. F., 10, Vine Street, Clerkenwell, E.C.
SALOMON, MR. AND MRS. L. E., 98, Elm Park Gardens, S.W.
SMITH, A. A., c/o Messrs. Hunwicke and Hadley, Suffolk House, Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C.
SMITH, JOSEPH, Devoran, Cornwall.
SPERLING, MAX, Leicester.
STEPHAN, MRS. H. R., c/o Messrs. Finley and Co., 17, Fenchurch Street, E.C.
STEWART, DR. THOMAS, Loch View, Burnside Rutherglen, Scotland.
STRAWBAUN, MRS. L., 144, Kennington Park Rd., S.E.
STROYAN, JOHN, Sorn Castle, Mauchline, Ayrshire, N.B.
SUSMAN, MR. AND MRS. LOUIS, "Ravenscourt," Alexandra Road, St. John's Wood.
SUTHERLAND, MRS. AND MISS, c/o Mr. J. A. Blaikie, 6, Lancaster Road, West Norwood, S.E.
TAYLOR, W. P., Teaninich, Alness, Ross-shire, N.B.
TUCKER, FREDERICK N., 20, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, W.
TUDHOPE, HON. J., 7 Lothbury, E.C.
VARLEY, MR. AND MRS. J. G. BOYES, 33, Upper Bedford Place.
WALLENSTEIN, W. F., 7, Drapers' Gardens, E.C.
WALLER, J. H., c/o Messrs. J. Wrench and Sons Limited, London Bridge
WALSHE, MR. AND MRS. A. P., Ridler's Hotel, 133, Holborn, E.C.
WATTS, J. WHITBOURNE, 110, Cannon Street, E.C.
WHEELER, WALTER W., 79 1/2, Gracechurch Street, E.C.
WILLIAMS, GARDNER F., Langham Hotel.
WILSON, W. STREET, Royal Colonial Institute.

MR. "CAM" WALKER has left Pretoria, having lately received the appointment of Lieutenant to the Johannesburg Foot Police. He will be missed from the cavalry and football ranks of the city.

W. AND C. GOWIE, the Grahamstown nurserymen and landscape gardeners, have carried off the prize offered lately by the Free State Government for the best design for the laying out of the Radzaal grounds at Bloemfontein. The competition was open to all South Africa.

26 September 1896

BIRTHS

SONS

BERRIER, Mrs. J. F., Kimberley, August 23
FORDRED, Mrs. A. C., Johannesburg, August 17
LAWLOR, Mrs. P. F., Madwaleni, August 16
MILES, Mrs. C. G., Grahamstown, August 18
RAWBONE, Mrs. J., Middelburg, August 24
REES, Mrs. D., East London, September 1

DAUGHTERS

COHEN - On September 22, at Johannesburg, the wife of Alfred COHEN
COOTE, Mrs. W., Johannesburg, August 20
KING, Mrs. J. S., Port Elizabeth, August 24
MCKENZIE, Mrs. P. A. H., De Aar, August 18

MARRIAGES

BAXTER, H. - WATKINSON, A., Johannesburg, August 19
COWEN, C. - ROONEY, C. J., Cape Town, August 25
HALLE, G. - WHITEHEAD, H., Johannesburg, August 22
HAMILTON -MACQUEEN - On September 17, at All Saints', Hove, by the Reverend Prebendary Peacey, Vicar, Archibald Laurie Hamilton, younger son of Mr. William Hamilton, of 61, Denmark Villas, to Madelina M. Laurie MacQueen, eldest daughter of A. G. K. MacQueen, Esq., of South Africa, and granddaughter of the late Major-General A. MacQueen, 42nd Bengal Light Infantry, of Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath and Mrs. MacQueen, 51, Denmark Villas, Hove
MARSH, W. - EGGBERRY, H. S., Uitenhage, August 17
MIDDLEWICK, F. - BENTLEY, A., Blaauwkrantz, August 19

DEATHS

BRAND - On May 18, at Wildfontein, Middelburg, South Africa, of fever, Walter Carruthers, second son of the late William Brand, of Clanricarde Gardens, W., and of British Guiana
CORBETT, Mrs. E., Grahamstown, August 23, aged 62
EDMUNDS, Mrs. S. E., Johannesburg, August 14, aged 36
KELLEY, M., East London, August 16, aged 36
MILTON, Mrs. A., Uitenhage, August 18, aged 76
RUST, F. C., Moorreesberg, August 19, aged 85
SAGE, Mrs. L., East London, August 17, aged 54
TALBOT - On September 13, killed in Matabeleland (shot dead from a cave), Frederick Walter, eldest son of W. H. Talbot, Brackenhurst, Merton, Surrey, aged 24
WALTERS, S. H., Piquetbert, August 23, aged 58

Some items of interest that got photocopied with the above column:

A man named Leipzig Foenkel committed suicide lately in Ferreira's township, Johannesburg. A friend of his named Cooper happened to enter an outhouse on the premises occupied by the deceased, and was horrified to find him suspended by the neck from a rafter. It was suggested that domestic difficulties induced the unhappy man to so tragically terminate his life.

THE CAPE COLONISATION COMPANY (Limited)

HOW TO MAKE AN INCOME PAYING HOME

The object of the above Company is to develop the resources of their estate, consisting of about 12,000 acres, situated in the far-famed Tulbagh's district in the Western Province of Cape Colony, about 75 miles distant by rail from Cape Town. They are promoting the establishment of a successful colony. The estate has been surveyed and laid out in blocks of about 40 acres each, a number of which have already been sold. The purchase price of this land this year (with all water facilities) is £12 per acre, three-quarters of which can remain bearing interest at 6 per cent per annum.

In order to provide for the success of every Colonist who has sufficient capital at command to be able to enter into this business, but has no practical knowledge of the work, the Company have engaged the services of an efficient Manager and a skilled Horticulturist; and who will, if desired, plant, cultivate, and attend to the development of each client's farm for one year or more.

Thus any settler, provided he gives ordinary attention to the details of the work this Company have undertaken for him, can obtain, under the guidance of a skilled specialist, that practical knowledge which is essential in the working to the best advantage of dairy and fruit farms.

THE CAPE COLONISATION COMPANY (Limited)

The Company solicit inquiries from families who are seeking a fresh start in life.

Young gentlemen who are looking for an opening in which to make their way.

Farmers who for years have been losing money in this country and would like to start afresh.

Retired members of the Military, Naval, and Civil Services desiring to increase their incomes.

The delicate (those inclined to bronchial and pulmonary troubles) who need an avenue for making an income in a congenial climate.

The General Manager of the Company is going out at the beginning of October, and will be pleased to have the company of anyone who desires to avail himself of this opportunity of a fresh start in life in a new field.

All are requested to be good enough to place themselves in communication with the Secretary of the Company -- 3 Pancras Lane, Queen Street, London, E. C., from whom full particulars and papers on all points can be obtained, also the illustrated book on the subject, price 2s., together with a "Manual of Practical Orchard Work at the Cape," published by the Department of Agriculture of the Cape of Good Hope.

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