Fort Beaufort Advocate 1869 1 January - March
Saturday, January 2, 1869
By the last mail from England intelligence has been received of the death of Mrs. GUARD, wife of the Rev. Wesley GUARD, a highly popular preacher, and brother to the Rev. Thomas GUARD, of this town. – E.P. Herald.
The Rev. Dr. MACRORIE is expected out by the next mail steamer.
SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: - At the Magistrate’s Court, Capetown, last week, Marthinus Melek VAN REENEN, J.P. was placed in the dock, charged with forgery, perjury, and obtaining money under false pretences. Mr. O’RILEY appeared to watch the case for the accused. The Magistrate said that the prosecution was not quite ready with its witnesses, he would remand the case until this day (Saturday). In reply to an application from the prisoner’s agent, the Magistrate said that he would be prepared to take bail for the prisoner’s re-appearance, and two good securities in £50 each.
AN UNPLEASANT FIX. – Our worthy market-master, Mr. H.J. KENNETT, having become possessed of a young mule, resolved upon training it, and in order to get rid of a little of its shyness, had it stabled. A few days since, Mr. K. paid his newly-acquired animal a domestic visit, and proceeded to pat it, stroke its ears, &, which Neddy did not approve of, so wheeling round, he let fly a succession of kicks at his master, who lost no time in taking refuge in the manger, hoping the animal would soon listen to reason and allow him to depart. This however, proved a vain hope, for no sooner did Mr. K. move than Ned discharged a fresh volley, and Mr. K. after having been kept in the manger for about half an hour, was at length obliged to pull out a number of bricks from the wall at his side, and beat an ignominious retreat by tumbling through the hole. We understand Neddy has since been turned out to graze. – Colesberg Advertiser.
HENRY C. LEE,
Sales conducted either in town or country, on the shortest notice.
Monthly sales of Stock on the 3rd of every months.
Adelaide, January 9, 1868.
Mr. Stephen POTGIETER, is authorized all accounts due to the undersigned to this date. M. MATTIG.
Dec. 31, 1868.
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1868
Tuesday, 29th Dec.
The Norsman just in.
Passengers for Algoa Bay:
SEYMOUR, CUMBERLEGE (2), SCHNEHAGE, FIELDEN, and DONNET. Seven for Natal and seven for East London.
H.M.S. ‘Galatea’ arrived in Simon’s Bay at 4.30 p.m. on Christmas Day. All well, Brings no news beyond the report received by mail steamer.
The ‘Natal’ from Natal arrived on Thursday evening.
The Waterberg gold diggers had each obtained gold to the value of £37 10s.
The Tugela diggings still going on.
The Maritzburg party returned from Umgalumi; found only some specks of gold.
Among the passengers for Capetown is Capt. BLACK, of the Potchesfstroom prospecting party.
Portuguese vessel “Nosso Shenhor Decannaeza” wrecked; only two men saved. Cargo brandy, wine, and oil.
In reference to advertisement in your issue of the 19th December, ult., the Saint Andrew’s Royal Arch Chapter No. 118, Graham’s Town, has never asserted any authority over the working of the St. Paul’s Craft Lodge, Adelaide, but they have withdrawn their sanction to the working of those degrees which come under the authority of the Royal Arch Charter, and which had been granted to the following officers:
Bro. T.P.O. MATTHEWS, R.W.M. Bro. S.J. POTGIETER, S.W. Bro. E.J. SMITHIES, J.W. Bro. H.J. LOUW, J.D. Bro. H.H. TIPPER, Secretary.
H.H. SOLOMON, Scribe E.
Saint Andrews Royal Arch Chapter No. 118,
Grahamstown, 24th Dec. 1868.
Saturday, January 9, 1869.
John MacGILVREY, Builder, Cabinetmaker, Upholsterer, and Undertaker –
Plans and specifications supplied.
J. McGILVREY begs to intimate that he conducts FUNERALS at prices greatly below those usually charged by other Undertakers in Town.
All kinds of jobbing done. Orders from town or country carefully attended to.
In order to complete his UNDERTAKER’S ESTABLISHMENT, J. MacGILVREY has had constructed to order regardless of cost, a FUNERAL HEARSE, with suitable appointments.
C.D. GRIFFITH Esq., C.C. has entered upon his official duties at Grahamstown.
GREGOROWSKI, late of Burghersdorp, has escaped a second time, after a re-capture and night’s detention at Potchefstroom.
It is officially announced that Government have accepted the tender of Mr. H. CHATWORTHY for the supply of fresh eggs to the Somerset Hospital during the year 1869, at 2d each.
FOUND DEAD. – A respectably-dressed white woman has been found washed up on the beach in Buck Bay, near Saldanha Bay. The unfortunate person could not be identified as nearly the whole of the head has been eaten away by fish. She was, after being examined by the field-cornet, interred.
DEATH has been playing sad havoc lately among the more juvenile portion of our population. There have been four deaths within the last three weeks – Three from sickness, and one the result of a melancholy accident. The sickness which proved so fatal seems to be a sort of gastric fever. We hear of some grown up persons being afflicted with it. – Representative.
GOLD QUARTZ. – Mr. Samuel LOXTON, M.L.A., of Queenstown, returned to this place on the 29th inst., from the Transvaal. He is the bearer of a beautiful specimen of gold quartz, obtained by Mr. JENNINGS, while on a hunting excursion on the Tate River. Mr. JENNINGS was hunting and not looking for gold at the time. He found it on the surface near the mouth of an old pit, apparently sunk hundreds of years ago, perhaps in the days of King Solomon. Mr. LOXTON forwarded the specimen to the Hon’ble R. SOUTHEY, the Colonial Secretary, by yesterday’s post. We hope to hear more about it hereafter. – Friend.
IMPORTANT TO TRAVELLERS. (Extract) From and after the 1st proximo, Mr. S.F.G. ROUCH, the contractor for the post between Colesberg and Bloemfontein, will run passenger carts for the convenience of travellers.
SUDDEN DEATH. – From Maclean we learn the death on Friday last, of old Jurie WESSELS, a Dutch farmer highly respected in that neighbourhood. It appears that the deceased had been down to the sea on the previous week with his friends, and that his return he complained of being unwell, but did not seem to have anything serious the matter with him. On Friday, however, feeling somewhat worse, he told his wife he would go and lie down. Shortly afterwards, hearing an unusual noise, Mrs. WESSELS went into the room to see what was the matter, when she found him in the agonies of death, with the blood oozing out of his mouth. The funeral took place yesterday, and was well attended. – Watchman.
POLITICAL. – Requisitions are in course of signature to Messrs. CALDECOTT, CAWOOD, GODLONTON, HOOLE, KENNELLY, and WOOD, to take a seat in the Council. - Anglo-African.
THE WELKIN’S MURDER. – About a week ago a memorial from the clergy of this town, asking for a further post mortem investigation on the bodies of the brothers WELKIN, was sent to His Excellency the Governor. In reply instructions have been received by telegram for the exhumation of the bodies in the presence of Dr. DYER, the District Surgeon of Graaff-Reinet, and Fieldcornet HOBERN. A seat in the vehicle is also to be offered to the Rev. Mr. HOLDEN, which he will no doubt accept. The object of re-opening the enquiry is to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the statement of the condemned, denying that the younger WELKIN was killed by a pistol shot. – Uitenhage Times.
A SERMON TO WIVES. – A celebrated French preacher, in a sermon upon the duties of wives, said “I see in the congregation a woman who has been guilty of disobedience to her husband, and in order to point her out, I will fling my breviary at her head”. He lifted his book, and every female head instantly ducked.
Saturday, January 16, 1869
If Signor DON DI AMERO A Peruvian by birth, will apply to Mr. A. FERGUSON, Yellowwoods, he will hear of something greatly to his advantage.
Mr. C.W.J. POWELL has been requested and refused to be nominated for the Council.
ANGORAS. – We regret to hear that several of the angoras imported by Messrs. BLAINE & Co., and sold a short time back, have died.
Mr. W. FLEMMING has consented to allow himself to be nominated as a candidate for the Legislative Council to represent the Eastern Province.
James SOUTTER, late a bank manager at Cradock, has been sentenced to three months’ hard labour for appropriating to his own use an amount of money with which he was entrusted.
Saturday, January 23, 1869.
DIED, at St. Lawrence Farm on Tuesday, the 9th January 1869, of inflammation of the lungs, Amy Isabella, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J.H. MUNDELL; aged 5 months and 22 days.
RUMOURED DEATH OF MOSHESH. – It was rumoured in Aliwal just before the departure of the post-cart for here that, Moshesh, the great chief of the Basutos, was dead.
IVORY. – A large quantity of ivory brought down from the interior by Mr. Samuel LOXTON, was offered for sale on the public market on Friday morning last, for which 4s 6d per lb. was bid and refused. – Free Press.
WHO TALKS OF HARD TIMES? – On the 9th inst., the farm “Steenkampskraal”, 2070 morgen in extent, in the insolvent estate of W.J. NAUDE, was sold at Hanover by Mr. William F. STAMPER, auctioneer, for 1600. Who talks of hard times after this? – G.R. Advertiser.
Saturday, January 30, 1869
SALE OF LANDED PROPERTY. – Mr. Charles ORSMOND sold the property belonging to the estate of W. ESTMENT, jun., situated in Graham’s Town, on Monday last. The house in New-street, was purchased by Messrs. PAGE & Co. for £200; the erf in Beaufort-street was knocked down to Mr. C. ESTMENT for £53; and the two erven near Hope’s Garden, were bought by Mr. C. FEATHERSTONE for £10.
TIGER. – (Extract) On Saturday last as the wagon of Mr. VAN DER MEULEN, of Gonzana, was coming back to Fort Beaufort, a tiger made his appearance just before it reached Healdtown, and attacked one of the natives accompanying the wagon. The natives had no gun with them, nor any weapon but a knobkerrie. Two ran for assistance. Mr. VAN DER MEULEN proceeded to the spot with his gun. The tiger had made three attacks on the native first selected. On Mr. VAN DER MEULEN reaching the wagon, the tiger was still keeping watch and guard. Mr. VAN DER MEULEN shot the tiger through the head. The man attacked was mangled severely about the throat and body, and his life is still in jeopardy. The tiger was a full grown one, Mr. VAN DER MEULEN had him skinned, and took the skin home as a trophy.
SALE OF LAND AND STOCK. - An extensive sale of land and stock, belonging to various estates, was held at Eland’s Post on Monday last. Everything was disposed of.
In the Insolvent Estate of F.C. GREEFF, one erf fetched £21, the purchaser to pay arrear transfer dues and other expenses.
1 erf ditto; 1 erf £125; 1 erf £75; 1 erf £85; half an erf without guarantee of transfer, £13. The stock &c., in this estate also fetched good prices, oxen realising from £5 to £5 2s 6d; and cows from £3 to £7 15s; sheep 5s 2d; bucks 7s.
In the Insolvent Estate of William BAILEY, two erven in Cathcart Vale were knocked down at £100; and half of a Kaffrarian farm, No.82 for £170. The sheep and cattle in this estate also sold well.
An erf in the estate of G.C. SWANEPOEL sold for £90.
Upwards of £4000 in prom. Notes and book debts in the Insolvent estate of G. SCHREINER bought £80.
A raw brick cottage in the Insolvent Estate of W. ESTMENT, jun., was knocked down for £63.
An erf belonging to the deceased estate of Mr. PRETORIUS fetched £60.
The sale altogether was highly successful.
RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. – From replies published in the Volksblad, from Dr. BICCARD, sen., of Malmesbury, and Mr. M.L. NEETHLING, of Stelli(e)nbosch, asking them to stand for the Council, it appears that both gentlemen express themselves strongly in favour of Responsible Government.
We regret to observe the death at his residence, Farm 156 in this division, of Mr. Ralph MANLEY, at the advanced age of 63. Deceased was one of the original settlers in the Eastern Province, and was well and favourably known by the majority of Kaffrarians. – K.W. Gazette.
EASTERN DISTRICTS COURT
Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, 1869.
[Before Mr. Justice FITZPATRICK.]
Gert Petrus Johannes SLABBERT, a farmer, lately residing at Buxton, in the division of Stockenstroom, was charged with the crime of fraudulent insolvency, in contravention of the 70th Section of the Ordinance No. 6, of 1843, entitled “Ordinance for regulating the due collection, administration, and distribution of Insolvent estates within the colony”. – In that, whereas, upon the 30th September last, the estate of the said Gert Petrus Johannes SLABBERT having been duly surrendered in this colony as insolvent by law, and an order of the due form made for the sequestration thereof, he did, before the making of the said order, and at Depart, in the division of Uitenhage, wrongfully, unlawfully, and fraudulently embezzle, conceal, and remove part of his estate and effects to the value of ten pounds sterling and upwards, that is to say, one wagon of the value of fifty pounds sterling, eleven oxen, each of the value of five pounds sterling, and fifteen cows and fifteen calves, each of the value of three pounds sterling, with intent to defraud his creditors.
Prisoner pleaded guilty, by the advice of his counsel Mr. BARRY.
Mr. BARRY said he should call testimony to prove that prisoner was not morally a responsible agent.
Augustus Thomas GOODCHILD, of Eland’s Post, said he had known the prisoner for the last three years and a half. He always appeared to witness as half-an-idiot, and perpetually talked about £800 he had to pay, as security for his father.
Mr. Justice FITZPATRICK: You believe him, I suppose, to be more fool than rogue.
Witness: There is a great amount of fool in him, my lord. He is more fool than a rogue.
His Lordship: How much property did he surrender, and what did he state his liabilities to be?
The solicitor-General: He represented his assets as £26 5s, and his liabilities as £240. 10s. But he kept back three times the amount of the property he gave up.
Mr. BARRY: Which property, on discovery, he immediately handed over to his trustee.
Dr. BROWN, of Stockenstroom, said that prisoner had been in custody under his medical care about a couple of months.
Mr. Justice FITZPATRICK, interrupting the examination of witness, said it would be necessary to prove, as evidence of prisoner’s mental incompetency that he had done things to his own disadvantage as well as otherwise. Some men, said to be foolish, erred only on side of their own benefit.
Mr. BARRY believed that the poor man had done things to his own disadvantage.
Dr. BROWN continued: I have always had the opinion that prisoner is a poor silly fool; extremely stupid.
The plea of guilty was recorded, and prisoner was discharged, on entering into his own recognizance in £100 to appear and receive judgement when called upon.
The charge pf perjury against prisoner was withdrawn.
CHARGE OF FORGERY.
Michael Henry DURNEY, photographer, lately residing at fort Beaufort, was charged with the crime of forgery, and of the crime of uttering a forged instrument, knowing it to have been forged, or of one other of the said crimes.
The jury, after twenty minutes deliberation, returned a verdict of “not guilty” on all the counts, and prisoner was discharged.
Saturday, February 6, 1869
Billiard Table Licences to expire on the 31st December, 1869.
1 – A.B. COHEN, Commercial Hotel, F.B.
2 – Joseph O’GARA, Royal Hotel, F.B.
3 - John MIDGELEY, Adelaide
Retail shop licences to expire 31st December, 1869.
W. GREEN, Adelaide
Hugh SPENCE, F.B.
W. WARREN, F.B.
R. WARD, F.B
J. JEANES, F.B.
A. WRAGG F.B.
A. WRAGG, F.B.
John BRENNAN, F.B.
W.A. HYMAN, F.B.
M. NICHOLLS, Blinkwater
T.E. WALSH, Blinkwater
N. BAKAR, Healdtown
ROBERTS & Co., F.B.
J.M. HARROD, Adelaide
IBEROPE & GREEN, Adelaide
John MIDGLEY, Adelaide
W.R. LLOYD, F.B.
F. GODDARD, F.B.
D. McKAY, Blinkwater
Jas. LLOYD, F.B.
Games Licences to expire 31st December, 1869.
1. Capt. BARTON, R.E., Fort Beaufort
2. Lieut. MACPHERSON, R.E., F.B.
3. W.J. MUGGLETON, F.B.
4. H.I.L. MUGGLETON, F.B.
5. J.O. ELLIS, Hammonds
6. Ensign H. TREVELYAN, 32nd Light Infantry, F.B.
7. W. GILBERT, Stony Fields
8. ISABO, Fingoe, Stony Fields
9. Lieut. COCHRANE, 32nd Light Infantry, F.B.
10. Lieut. TRUEMAN, do
11. Capt. CHERRY, do
12. Lieut. D’ARCY, 2-20th Regt. Keiskama Hoek
13. Lieut. PHILLIPPS, 32nd Light Infantry F.B.
14. Capt. BOND, do
J.J. CHRISTIE, Distributor of Stamps.
Fort Beaufort, Feb.1, 1869.
FATAL ACCIDENT. – On Saturday last a sad accident occurred near the Gonzana, which resulted in the loss of life. Mrs. VAN AARDT, mother of Mr. J. VAN AARDT, and the wife of the latter, together with a number of children, were proceeding in a wagon from their residence at the Gonzana to attend the Nachtmaal at Lady Grey Church, when it was noticed that the oxen were rather ‘fresh’. On reaching a cutting on the side of the mountain leading down to the Kat River opposite the recently established toll, the driver advised the occupants to get out of the wagon, as the descent was dangerous. Old Mrs. VAN AARDT, being infirm declined to leave the wagon, and her daughter would not leave her by herself, so the latter made all the children get out and remained with her mother. The oxen when they again started became intractable, and the driver and leader losing control over them, the wagon capsized killing the elder Mrs. VAN AARDT on the spot, and seriously hurting the younger one, whose escape is attributable to her being thrown out of the wagon. We sincerely sympathise with the afflicted relatives of the deceased; and are glad to hear that the younger Mrs. VAN AARDT is now in a fair way of recovery, although before the melancholy accident she had been an invalid.
EXPLORATION OF THE TRANSVAAL. – Amongst the passengers to arrive by the Asia is a German gentleman named MOORE, who is to explore the Transvaal for scientific purposes.
NOT TAKING IN A PAPER. – An original writer in the new Dutch paper published at Cradock says; “A man that is too stingy to subscribe to a paper is a stupid ass, and does not deserve to be happy or rich. He is a wretch that deserves no sympathy”.
CRIMINAL ASSAULTS. – A private soldier of the 2-11th, named Patrick O’HARA, has been committed for trial on a charge of feloniously assaulting a young white girl in the ravine, near Fort England, at Graham’s Town; and a Kafir has been examined on a charge of rape. In the latter case, the offender was discharged, there being no proof that the woman made any resistance.
SMITHFIELD.- From this place we learn that “a report had come in that MOROSI had been drowned in crossing the Orange River”. Too good, we think, to be true. – Friend.
FLOODS IN THE FREE STATE. – From all parts of the state there is news of floods in Rouxville, a waterspout carried away six Kafir huts and drowned the inmates. We also notice the death, by drowning, of a man named MAHONEY. It appears that he, with one or two Dutchmen, and a Hottentot, was crossing Blasbalk Spruit when the torrent carried him and his horse away. The poor fellow was unable to swim, and his companions did nothing to help him. At the juncture Mr. William KNIGHT crossed the stream, and knew nothing of the accident until called upon by a Hottentot, who told him a man had drowned. Mr. KNIGHT, forgetting the danger he was placing his own life in, ran to the spot, tore off his clothes, and took the drowning man out of the stream. He recovered to a certain extent, but died in about forty hours after the accident. It is thought that he must have been injured by being dashed against stones or logs of wood while in the spruit. Deceased was a new teacher at the new town Wepener, and formerly lived with Mr. HYLAND in the Fort Beaufort district, in the same capacity.
OBITUARY. – The last English mail informs us of the decease in England of an old Cape Eastern Frontier Colonist – one of the pioneers of 1820 – and who in her life was mixed up with some of the stirring scenes at time, Rebecca Jane GREEN, the daughter of A. BARKER, Esq., who brought out the first party of settlers for Albany, and settled near Graham’s Town, somewhere between Manly’s Flat and the Clay Pits, as a farmer, but being from time to time burnt out and plundered by the Kafirs, Mr. BARKER gave up farming pursuits, and retired to Cape Town, where he lived on terms of intimacy with the Governor, Lord Charles SOMERSET, until his death. It was this gentleman’s brother – then residing in south Australia – who supplied the grain for the emigrants of 1820, who were reduced at one time to great poverty, in consequence of their inexperience in farming, and Kafir depredations. Mrs. GREEN was cousin pf the late Sir Rufane Shaw DONKIN. K.C.B., a Governor of the Cape, and Master-General of the Ordinance, in whose wife’s memory (Elizabeth MARKHAM, a daughter of one of the Deans of York) Port Elizabeth is named, and an obelisk is erected. Mrs. GREEN was also first cousin to the Bishop of Sydney (F. BARKER), and closely connected with the BEETON family. Her husband (Mr. GREEN) was for some time in the firm of Wm. ANDERSON & Co., merchants, Capetown.- Friend of the Free State.
THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.
In accordance with the proclamation of the Governor, the candidates who have received and accepted requisitions for the Legislative Council have transmitted the same to the Colonial Secretary. Their names appear in a Gazette extraordinary, which was published yesterday.
The following persons form the list of candidates for the Western Districts, which return eleven members:-
Christiaan Fredrik BEYERS
Francois Louis Charles BICCARD
Dirk Gysbert VAN BREDA
Johannes Albertus VAN DER BYL
Jonas Michiel HIDDINGH
Gilles Johannes de KORTE
Petrus Emanuel de ROUBAIX
Marthinus Laurentius NEETHLING
Willem Anne JANSENS de SMIDT
Henry Thomas VIGNE
Jan de WET
The following persons form the list of candidates for the Eastern Districts, which return ten members.-
Charles Henry CALDECOTT
John Centlivres CHASE
James Cotterill HOOLE
Dennis Harper KENNELLY
Richard James PAINTER
Peter Wouter SCHOLTZ
Charles Lennox STRETCH
Frans Karel Te WATER
Johannes Carolus de WET, James Hewlett COLLARD, and Charles Arkcoll DICKSON are appointed scrutineers for the Western districts, and Charles Hugh HUNTLY, Richard William NELSON, and Thomas HOLLAND, scrutineers for the Eastern districts.
DIED, on Saturday, the 13th January, 1866, Mrs. M.F. VAN AARDT (born MENTZ), at the age of 70 years, 11 months, and 2 days, leaving numerous affectionate relatives and friends to deplore their sad loss. The undersigned begs to return his grateful thanks to those kind friends who assisted and sympathised under the melancholy circumstances by which the deceased came to her end, particularly Messrs, van NIEKERK, MARX, ROBERTSON, GEYER, van der MERWE, and YOUNG, and the Revd. J. READ.
J.J. van AARDT.
Saturday, February 13, 1869.
Mr. Justice FITZPATRICK has received intelligence, we regret to have to state of the death of his only brother. The news came by the Asia steamer, the mail by which was delivered here on Saturday morning.
FATAL ACCIDENT. – We deeply regret to hear this morning that the wife of Mr. E. BUTLER, of the Kei, was killed on Saturday last through the traces getting loose, and the horses bolting with the cart in which she was seated. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. W. PULLEN.
THE CAPE BAR. – Among the passengers by the Asia on Saturday last was Mr. Dirk van BREDA, son of Mr. Michael van BREDA (The Oaks) who was recently called to the bar in London, and has come to commence practise in this colony. Mr. van BREDA although very young, has passed with great credit, and will probably be admitted as an advocate of the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope at the sitting of the court this morning. – Standard.
SAD ACCIDENT. – An accident occurred at Konqo’s Kraal, about the 14th ult., 35 miles from Alexandria. Mr. John OOSTHUISEN was thrashing corn with the machine and asked his wife to bring him some water to drink. In doing so she came to near the works, and the wind blew her dress, which unhappily was caught by the connecting rod. In a moment she was drawn under and her back broken. The machine was stopped before it had drawn in the upper part of her body. She died a few minutes after being released. - Uitenhage Times.
THE CONDEMNED KAFIRS. – We (Uitenhage Times) have not yet heard the nature of his Excellency’s reply to the report of Drs. DYER and MAASDORP. We understand that KLASS and KAREL still maintain that the death of Hendrik WELKIN was caused with a blow from the gun-stock and that he was not shot.
ASSAULT CASE. – On Tuesday last the Resident Magistrate of Port Elizabeth was engaged for a very considerable time enquiring into a charge of assault brought by Mr. John HENRIAM, who is in the employ of Mr. P.W. FARREL, against Messrs, H. MICHAELIS, Joseph WAITS, and Francis KANNEMEYER. The case originated in one of those broils so common amongst the Boer dealers at the North-end. There was first a dispute over some skins offered for sale by a farmer which complainant wished to obtain for his employers, and the others were equally anxious to get for theirs. Blows followed words and hence the assault. There being nothing against KANNEMEYER, the magistrate acquitted him; but sentenced the others to pay a fine of £1 each. A second charge against WAITS of assaulting Mrs. FARRELL, was then gone into; but the evidence not supporting the indictment, the prisoner was discharged. The Magistrate cautioned those engaged in these broils against the danger of allowing their rivalry to take a pugilistic form. Unless they were more careful one day some very serious assault would be committed which would not be covered by a fine. – Telegraph.
(Extract) Mr. S.W. HAYCRAFT died at the Kowie on Tuesday, after an illness of a few days.
FEARFUL DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.
February 10, 1869.
Great bush-fire yesterday near Van Staden’s River.
Capt. BOYS’S house burnt down; scarcely anything saved.
Two hundred sheep burnt; Capt. MALLOR’S place burnt.
Great destruction of crops and homesteads.
Saturday, February 20, 1869.
A NATIVE of Healdtown, has been committed for trial this week on the charge of rape.
MR. JOHANNES KRIEL, the farmer accused as unlawfully shooting at a Kafir in the month of January, has been discharged, there not being a tittle of evidence against him.
RIFLE MATCH. – The deciding match between the two champion rifle shots, Mr. Geo. JACKSON and Mr. Geo. PEDLAR, will come off very shortly at the Military Rifle butts. Distance as before, 200, 300, and 500 yds.
We understand that Mr. R.J. McCORMACK, late London and South African Bank has been appointed Clerk in the Standard Bank, vice Mr. J.G. DONOVAN, whose resignation we noticed some time ago. – Watchman.
MIRACULOUS. – A correspondent informed us last week, and his statement has since been corroborated by another hand, that a little girl, three years of age, had lately been left asleep in a wagon outspanned at some distance from the Crocodile River, while the parents, Van STADEN had occasion to leave it for a time. On their return the child was nowhere to be found, though diligent search was made for her. It was only after seven days the poor little thing was found at a pool of water, the only water in that locality, while numerous tracks of wolves and other wild animals were found near the pool; the child stated that she had subsided on wild berries. Nothing less than a special Providence could have shielded the little thing against the attacks of wild animals that abound in that part of the country. – Transvaal Argus.
(Extract) HOW HAVE THE MIGHTY FALLEN! – Cornelis van Dyk Van SOELEN, virtually late Chief Justice of this State, Landdrost of the capital, Orphan Master, Official member of the Executive Council, President of all Land Commissions in this district, &c., &c., is now, in his old age, and in his absence, publicly charged with landsdieverij, which being translated into the vulgar tongue is tantamount to “robbing the public chest”, “defrauding the Government,” or “public embezzlement:” and a warrant has been issued in the Government Gazette for his apprehension on the above grave charges. The charge is made on the oath of the present Orphan Master, and the special act. Referred to dates back as far as the 5th July 1864. So the poor old gentleman, who has sat in judgement upon so many others, is at length to be judged himself. We do rejoice at Mr. Van SOELEN’S downfall. Mr. Van SOELEN’S defalcations already discovered in the Orphan Chamber department are alleged to be extensive. – Friend.
DIED, at Fort Beaufort, on the morning of Tuesday, February 16, 1869, of dropsy and inflammation of the liver, William Forton GATONBY, aged 29 years and 8 months.
DIED, at Winburg, Orange Free State, on the 1st inst, James Cromwell Wills, son of Henry James and Elizabeth ORCHARD, aged 13 months less 2 days.
“But lent to earth to show what cherubs are,
And then recalled to Heaven.”
Saturday, February 27, 1869.
Mr. H. TUCKER has been committed on a charge of contravening the Insolvent Ordinance by removing certain articles attached in his estate. They were not of great intrinsic value.
EARTHQUAKE. – Two shocks of earthquakes were felt at Groenekloof at Darling on Monday night about a quarter to nine. The first one was a severe shock, and the second a slight one.
THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS. – A numerously signed requisition has been sent to Gustavus CHABAUD, Esq., requesting him to fill one of the seats in the House of Assembly for Port Elizabeth.
ST VALENTINE’S DAY. – On Saturday the number of Valentines which passed through the General Post Office, Cape Town was 802, yesterday, up to three o’clock, the additional number was 2,806.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint Mr. Barend WOEST to act as field-cornet of the Ward Upper Tyumie, in the division of Victoria East, on the 17th inst, in the room of Mr. Hendrik C. WOEST, absent from the division.
Alfred Everitt MURRAY, Government land surveyor, King Williams Town.
Theunis Gertze van AARDT, Somerset East.
H. TUCKER. – On Friday last, the 12th, Mr. Henry TUCKER, lately merchant and now an insolvent residing at Cradock, was brought up before the Resident Magistrate of that place, charged with contravening section 14 of Ordinance 6, 1843, for removing certain articles attached to his insolvent estate, well knowing that such articles were so attached. After examination of the witnesses, the insolvent was committed for trial, but bail was accepted for his reappearance, himself in £100 and two sureties of £50 each.
CASUALTIES BY THE FIRE IN UITENHAGE.
The following is a list of casualties as far as we have yet been able to ascertain.
BY FIRE. – Mrs. GERTENBACH and a coloured servant and coloured child. Mrs. GERTENBACH was a daughter of Mrs. STEVENS late of this town.
Jury Johannes and Maria Christina TERBLANCHE, son and daughter of John TERBLANCHE, Jaffrey’s Bay. Also a coloured woman.
In the Zitzikamma, twelve Fingo children.
At Zuurbron, eight Fingo children.
At Kruisfontein, one coloured woman and child.
At Moolman’s one woman and five children.
At Mauritz Kraal, Mr. MINNIE’S child, also servant and two children.
BY SUNSTROKE. – At Pienaar’s Swartkops, a man named DOVE. At Hankey, two women, making in all 41 deaths already reported.
The property destroyed may be enumerated as follows:-
Captain BOYS, Betshanger, house, furniture, crops, stores, clothing, and 250 sheep.
Mr. C. HEUGH, crops, stacks, and about 15 pigs.
Mr. George HYLAND, 12,000 bundles of forage.
Captain MALLORS, crops and veldt.
Mr. PARKIN, Galgebosch, stacks of forage and wheat.
Mr. John KEMY, wagon, 13 oxen, and load of merchandize, wine &c.
Piet SWARTS, Zekoe River, house and all outbuildings, furniture, clothes, &c, cart, 500 sheep and 200 goats.
Hendrik MEYER, Kromme River, house.
F. WAGNAAR, Rondebosch, 4 houses belonging to WAGNAAR, Van SLOO and others.
Van ONSELON, Klip Krantz, house, furniture, and clothes, 2 oxen, &c.
Dors du PLESSIS, Misgund, house and furniture, also about 220 geese, 150 of which belonged to Mr. POTGIETER of this town.
W.R. NETELERKAMP, Zuurbron, all the outbuildings, the new house only saved.
Cornelius PLESSIS, house burned.
VYFEN, Krantz Plaats, house and furniture.
ZIETZMAN, house and furniture.
GERTENBOSCH, house, furniture, and everything.
FERREIRA, Lang Kloof, do.
The Mission Chapel at Clarkson.
Saturday, March 6, 1869.
Chemist and Druggist.
Manufacturer of Ærated Waters, Compounder and Proprietor of
the celebrated “South African Tonic,” &c., &c., &c.
Begs to return his best thanks to the public for the patronage bestowed upon him during the past year, and trusts by continued attention to the wants of his customers, to merit a continuance of the favors in the future.
P.L. is now making out his yearly accounts, which he will duly present to his supporters, and he takes this opportunity of reminding them that a prompt settlement of the same will immensely enhance the value of their patronage.
Physicians prescriptions prepared secundum artem, at moderate rates.
Fort Beaufort, Feb 6, 1869.
D.A.Com. Gen. BENNETT, and family left for Graham’s Town on Tuesday last. Their departure from this town is universally regretted as a loss to the community. Mr. BENNETT during the years he has been resident in Fort Beaufort in charge of the Commissariat Department, has earned the respect and good wishes of every one with whom he has come in contact, either in his capacity as a public officer, or private gentleman.
A REQUISITION, numerously and influentially signed has been sent to John MILLER, Esq., asking him to stand for a seat in the Legislative Assembly. – Herald.
For Cookery of ingredients now in season, and within reach of all.
A DELICIOUS SOUP. – Boil 1½lbs of beef and 1lb of fat mutton briskly for two hours, and after being skimmed add one plateful of peeled potatoes, one large onion, one garlic, and some carrots; boil half an hour, then add one plateful of ripe tomatoes, and one large chillie; boil these together gently for half an hour more, and add salt to taste (a tablespoon of rice is sometime added). Serve with Worcester sauce, anchovy sauce, and vinegar to taste.
TOMATO BREDIE WITH A YOUNG FOWL. – Take a plateful of tomatoes and one large onion, fry the same in butter until half done, then cut up the fowl, mix with the tomatoes, and let this simmer until done.
CUCUMBER CURRY. – Take six ripe cucumbers, scoop out the inside and peel the rind, fill with minced meat of good fat mutton, say half a leg of mutton mixed with bread crumbs softened in milk; simmer on a slow fire for an hour, then add one large onion fried in butter, chillies, tamarind, and dry apricots to taste. [Cerei, a grass grown at the Cape, gives this curry a pleasant flavour, but cannot be procured here.] Simmer again until the curry has assumed a dark yellow colour. Large potatoes and young squash can be prepared in the same way.
Cape Town, March 4.
DIED, IN England at the Isle of Wight, on the 3rd January 1869, the step-mother of Mrs. Jane MUNDELL, of Fort Beaufort, aged 90 years, leaving a large circle of relations in South Africa to deplore their loss.
Saxon just arrived. Was detained four days in the Bay of Biscay, by hurricane. Lost boats.
Passengers: Dr. SNEIL, Lieut. OLRICOTT, Mrs. GLASCOTT, Misses WATSON (two), and Messrs. BEINBRIDGE, SADLER, MONEY, PENNY, GLYN, KENT, KNOTWELL, GARDNER, HISCOCK, BACHENBACK, OLULYULIEN.
Saturday, March 13, 1869
DIED, at Fort Beaufort, on the 6th March, 1869, after a short illness, Sophia Elizabeth, wife of Mr. J. SUTHERLAND, and daughter of the late Dr. FAIRBRIDGE of Uitenhage, - leaving a disconsolate family, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
MURDER. – It is said that a German trader WOOLRIDGE committed murder one day last week by shooting his wife with a charge of buckshot. The police are on his tail, and it is expected the fellow will be apprehended. The cause of the dastardly act is not stated. – Watchman.
The farm “Lausanne” was sold by Mr. PARKER yesterday morning, under writ from a judgement in the Eastern Districts’ Court, and knocked down to Mr. Henry ATKIN, of the firm of GOWIE, FORDRED and ATKIN, at £1000. – Free Press.
We hear that two Kafirs made off with two cart horses, the property of Mr. Christoffel BOTHA of Greyling’s Kraal. The spoor being found, pursuit was given, and the property soon recovered. We have not heard what became of the thieves. – Somerset Courant.
OBITUARY. – (Extract) We regret to announce the decease of Mr. Alfred Brooksbank ROBERTS, late Attorney-General of this State, which sad event occurred on Friday night last, 26th inst., Mr. ROBERTS had been ailing for some time. Mr. ROBERTS has left a widow (his third wife) and three children, the youngest being a grandson of Mr. J.N. BOSHOF, late President of this State. One by one the original officials who helped to form the Free State Government, such as it is, are dropping off.
Saturday, March 20, 1869.
The Good Hope, arrived yesterday 7th February.
Revd. GODFREY, Mrs. GODFREY, and two children, Revd. CHRISTIE, Capt. EDWARD, Mrs. EDWARD, Mr. LAGURUS, Dr. CHIAPPINNE, Mr. SCARBROW, Miss WARTIN, Mrs. SCHONBERG, Mr. ROSE, Miss. ROSE, and three children. Mr. MADERSON, Mr. MEYERS, Mrs. MEYERS, and four children, Miss. PHILLIPS, Mr. DREYFUS, Miss GREATHEAD, Revd. GRAY, Mrs. GRAY, Mrs. GUNLUSKIE, Mrs. GUDON, Mrs. DICKSON, Mr. DICKSON, Miss SAMSON, Mrs. JONES, Mr. STEWARDSON, Mrs. STEWARDSON, Miss. STEWARDSON, and three children.
Mr. VAN SOELEN, late Landdrost of this town, was, by order of President PRETORIUS, apprehended at the house of one Dantje VERWEY, on Vaal River, some fourteen days since, and has been conveyed to Potchefstoom. We have not heard whether he is to be brought here. We are sorry for the poor old man, and should rejoice to hear of his being spared this indignity. – Friend.
ADVOCATE TELEGRAM Advocate Office,
Friday, March 19, 1869.
The Mail Steamer Dane arrived late last night.
Passengers per Dane. – For Capetown:
Mr. W. KOTZE, Mr. JONES, Mrs. JONES, Mrs. FLURY, Mr. Justice SMITH, Miss TWENTYMAN, Mr. ASHBY, Master HOFFMEYER, Mr. PETER.
For Port Elizabeth:
For Port Natal:
The Calcutta is lost, with 270 miles of the Persian Gulf Cable.
Spain has decided instead of having a Monarchy, to form a Directory, consisting of Prim, Serano, and Rivero.
Saturday, March 27, 1869.
A Mr. UYS having recently been requested to occupy a seat in the Transvaal Volksraad, declined the honour on grounds that he is very old and too corpulent to stand!
A DUTCHMAN named BARNARD has made his exit from the Free State. He is said to have beaten a colored girl to death who had stolen a few articles from the house. The body of the girl has been found with stolen articles lying by the side of it.
We (K.W.T. Gazette) have to record the death on Saturday last, of Mr. NEWTH, at the advanced age of 92. Deceased was probably the oldest inhabitant in Kaffraria, and up to very recently was in possession of most of his faculties. He was one of the survivors of the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when Admiral NELSON was killed, and his whole history is fraught with intense interest.
NEW WORK ON SOUTH AFRICA. – A new work on South Africa is now in press, and will shortly be published in Capetown. It is edited by Professor NOBLE, and consists of literary, scientific, and social essays and sketches. Among the writers are Sir Thomas MacLEAR, Judge COLE, Dr. DALE, Rev. Dr. STEWARD (of Lovedale). Dr. ATHERSTONE, T.B. GLANVILLE, E.S. LAYARD, Dr. RUBIDGE, Dr. SHAW, Dr. ROSS, Rev. T.E. FULLER, Rev. Professor CAMERON, Dr. BLEEK, &c.
POISON IN QUINCES. – At Annshaw last week three children very nearly lost their lives from eating the core and peel of quinces, which it seems are poisonous.
Fort Beaufort, March 1, 1869.
William AYLIFF, Esq., Fort Beaufort.
SIR, - We, the undersigned, duly registered electors of the division of Fort Beaufort, respectfully request that you will allow yourself to be nominated as a candidate to represent this constituency at the forthcoming election for the House of Assembly in the next session of the Colonial Parliament.
We need no other guarantee of your fidelity than the valuable services you have rendered to the Eastern Province and this district, during your long parliamentary career.
We trust you will accept this requisition, and in the event of your consenting, pledge ourselves to use every endeavour to secure your return.
We have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servants.
H. H. YOUNG
John B. WINDELL
Sydney S. YOUNG
William J. QUIN
Edwin J. PAINTER
Robert A. WARD
Thos. HANLEY, jun
W. ESTMENT, jun
Mr. WOLLASTON FOR THE ASSRMBLY.
Stockenstroom, Feb. 4, 1869
C.J. WOLLASTON, Esq.
Sir, - Seeing your address in the fort Beaufort Advocate of the 30th of January last, to the electors of the Fort Beaufort and Stockenstroom districts, that you are not intending to leave this Colony, except on a visit for a few weeks, we the undersigned have much pleasure in requesting you to allow yourself to be placed in nomination as our representative in the House of Assembly, and in the event of a contest, we pledge ourselves to do all in our power to secure your return, resting fully assured that you will do all in your power to forward the interests of the Colony in general, and the Eastern Province in particular.
We have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient Servants,
Rev. W.R. THOMPSON, D.R.M.
W.H. BATES, M.D.C.
Thos. C. CULLUM
R.W. HUNT, M.C.
A.T. GOODCHILD, G.A.
A. VANDERBERG, M.D.C.
C.J. GROEPE, J.P.
William BROWN, jun
William BROWN, sen
C. JORDAN, F.C.
J.P. KARELSE, jun
Carel de KLERK
J.G. de LANGE
J.P.G. BARNARD, F.C.
Carolus CROEPE. Sen
A.J. WIEMERS, F.C.
Andries ROY, jun
Paul J. MARAIS
J.P. PIETERSE, M.D.C.
Gaviel Jan LOOTS
Adelaide, March 1, 1869
W.M. AYLIFF, Esq.,
Wardens near Fort Beaufort.
Sir. – We, the undersigned, registered voters in the division of Fort Beaufort, beg to request that you will allow yourself to be put in nomination as a as a candidate to represent this division in the House of Assembly. Past experience of your services as a representative of this division, has ensured our full confidence in you.
Trusting that you will allow yourself to be put in nomination, and promising to use our utmost endeavourer to secure your return,
We have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servants,
Henry C. LEE
Misprints will present themselves in other columns besides those of newspapers. The author of a temperance novel, who wrote “Drunkness is folly” was horrified to read “Drunkenness was jolly.”