The Farmers Chronicle 1890 - 1 - January to March
Thursday 9 January 1890
During my absence from the Colony Mr. H. ELLIOTT (of Elliott Brothers) holds my general power of attorney
Cathcart 19th November 1889
DEATH OF A SETTLER
It is with extreme regret that we publish the news of another of the old 1820 settlers, Mr. KEMP senior. Mr. KEMP came out in 1820 and for the last 70 years has been a farmer in the Grahamstown District. He recently came to Cathcart for the purpose of visiting his son, Mr. John KEMP of Spanover. Only last week we saw the deceased gentleman on the race course and we were remarking how well he looked in spite of his 77 years. It seems that he caught a severe cold and died rather suddenly on Tuesday night. His mortal remains were conveyed by last night’s train to King Wms Town and will be taken thence to Grahamstown, there to be interred in the same grave as those of his wife. This we understand was done at the special request of the deceased. Mr. KEMP has led a long and useful life and of him it may well be said “well done thou good and faithful servant”. He leaves a large family of children and grandchildren, to whom we tend our sincere condolences.
Birth at Spanover on Monday 6th January, the wife of Mr. John KEMP of a son
Died at the farm Braemer (the residence of his son-in-law) on January 7th, James KEMP of Grahamstown, aged 77 years. Deeply lamented.
Thursday 30 January 1890
The Secretary for Agriculture having requested me to procure during the present shearing season one or two average samples of wool and mohair in this area under the Scab Act, particularising
1st the flock from whence it came
2nd the breed of sheep
3rd whether ram, ewe &c
4th the age of wool
5th price last realised, grease or otherwise.
I shall feel greatly obliged if those farmers who have already promised would forward to my address samples in connection with the above, as also those who have not, at as early a date as convenient.
Thursday 6 February 1890
DIVISIONAL COUNCIL, CATHCART
Notice is hereby given that the following candidates are declared elected Members of the Divisional Council of Cathcart, viz
For Ward No.1 Robert William CALDERWOOD
“ No.3 William FORWARD
“ No.4 John KEMP
“ No.5 Frederick VERRAN
“ No. 6 Hendrik G. FRONEMAN
Nominations for the undermentioned candidates having been received for Ward No. 2 it is further notified that a Poll for the election of one or other of the said candidates will be taken at the residence of Mr. Field-cornet KING on Wednesday the 12th day of February 1890, opening at 8 o clock am and closing at 5 o clock pm
1 John TWEEDIE
2 Thomas Moses WIGGILL
F.E. PHILPOTT, C.C.
Civil Commissioner’s Office, Cathcart
27th January 1890
Thursday 13 February 1890
Died at Hopewell, District Cathcart on January 30th 1890 after a long and painful illness, James DICKS, aged 57 years 8 months and 13 days. Most deeply regretted by family and a large circle of friends.
Thursday 27 February 1890
Any person or persons trespassing off the road leading from Goshen over my farm Thorn Park to Tylden will be prosecuted
For Geo. PHILLIPS
Thursday 6 March 1890
Died at Luton January 14th, Elizabeth ANDEWS (born ALFORD), relict of the late Isaac ANDREWS. She was buried in the family vault at Northwood Church, near Cowes, Isle of Wight, January 17th 1890. Aged 87 years.
CATHCART FARMER’S ASSOCIATION
The ordinary monthly meeting took place on Saturday last at O’HARA’s Hotel, Cathcart.
A.W. STAPLES (President)
W.J. FULLER (Vice President)
Ed BURT (Sec)
3 columns of minutes, including the reading of a letter from Lieut. SCOTT CMR:
Sir, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 1st inst re 20 sheep belonging to Mr. G. PIKE, having been reported as recovered by CMR, but which Mr. PIKE states he has never received. The facts of the case are as follows:- On the 7th November last Mr. PIKE reported to Sgt. COSGROVE of the Hotfire detachment the loss of 20 sheep, stating at the same time they might be straying towards a farm named Beacon Peak. On the 18th Nov. Sgt COSGROVE went to the farm named and on it saw the number of sheep mentioned, bearing Mr. PIKE’s brand. By the first opportunity he informed Mr. PIKE of this fact, but subsequently hearing that the sheep could not be found where he had seen them he again patrolled the farm Beacon Peak but failed this time to discover them. He then appointed a day to go with Mr. PIKE’s son to inspect the sheep grazing on Beacon Peak but was prevented from keeping it by the swollen state of the rivers. Mr. PIKE jun, however, went, but did not I believe succeed in finding the sheep. In the meantime, before the result was known, the returns had been sent from Hotfire to this station, and Sgt. COSGROVE having seen the sheep on Beacon Peak and having informed Mr. PIKE of same considered they were ‘recovered’ and showed them as such.
Mr. PIKE said he denied the letter in toto. There was no truth in it. On the same day that Sgt. COSGROVE stated that he had seen the sheep, young PIKE had been to Beacon Peak and the sheep COSGROVE had seen really belonged to Mr.PRETORIUS
Thursday 27 March 1890
Birth at Lowestoffe on Friday 28th February, the wife of J.S. BROWN of a daughter