Farmers Chronicle (Cathcart)

The Farmers Chronicle 1889 - 3 - July to September

Thursday 4 July 1889

Married at Thomas River by the Rev. C.M.PARNELL, Charles Robert ARNOLD of Runnymede, Cathcart District, second son of John ARNOLD Esq of Amalinda Park, East London, to Lilly Cecilia DELL, eldest daughter of Stephen DELL Esq of Casselis, Thomas River

Thursday 11 July 1889

Birth at East London on the 10th instant the wife of J. ELTRINGHAM (Cathcart) of a son

Mr.J.P.GILLINGS left East London on Wednesday for Natal, where he has gone to make arrangements in advance for the KW Town operatic party. He will proceed thence to Transvaal, and expects to return to Cathcart after about three months’ tour.

Thursday 25 July 1889

Died at Lady Frere (from croup) on the 13th July, Harriet Easland, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. FILMER, aged 2 years

Thursday 1 August 1889

Died at Cathcart on Monday July 29th, John WILKS, infant son of John Henry and E.E. WILKS. The parents beg to tender their sincere thanks to Dr. HART and Mrs. BARRETT for their never failing kindness and sympathy in the hour of need.

Thursday 8 August 1889

Birth at Cathcart on Monday 5th August, the wife of Geo. PATMORE of a son

Thursday 22 August 1889

FAREWELL DINNER TO J.D. HUGO Esq A.R.M.
The event mentioned above took place on Tuesday evening last and was certainly in every way successful. The dinner was provided by F.E. SCHAEFER at the Central Hotel, and we must say did credit to him. The viands were good, the wines were plentiful, and the general turnout was without blame.
There were present Messrs. H. ELLIOTT (Chairman), H.W. BROWNE (Vice Chairman), Ed BURT (Sec), W.J. FULLER, G. GILL, CROCKER, WILKS, W.C. ELLIOTT, S.A. MORTIMER, F.E. SCHAEFER, F.G. HANCOCK, G.S. TAYLOR, Steve BROWN, U.P. ESTMENT, G. FARADAY, Fred FULLER, POHL, HART, George PRESTON.
After full justice had been done to the good cheer provided the Chairman proposed the toast of The Queen, which was drunk with musical honours. The Chairman then proposed the toast of Our Guest
This was supported by Mr. H.W. BROWNE, who in a short speech said those present must excuse him for not speaking better, but when he thought of the departure of Mr. HUGO, whom they all loved so well, he had an uncomfortable feeling like the swelling of the heart. He knew all present would join him in wishing Mr. HUGO God Speed.
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Dr. W.J. DODDS, who for a number of years has been chief medical assistant at Sunnyside Asylum, has been appointed by the Cape Government superintendent of a new lunatic asylum to be erected at Cape Town, and visiting physician to other three asylums at the Cape.

Thursday 29 August 1889

DIVISIONAL COUNCIL, CATHCART
Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Divisional Council will be held on Wednesday December 4th 1889 at 11 o clock for the purpose of taking the necessary steps for putting into operation in the District of Cathcart “The Ostrich Feathers and Skins Theft Further Repression Act of 1885”
Chas. FROST, Secretary
Divisional Council Office
Cathcart 20th August 1889

Birth at Queenstown on the 16th August 189, the wife of W.I. ARNOLD, of Lair, District of Cathcart, of a son.

Thursday 5 September 1889

NOTICE
The public are hereby notified that a wire fence is in course of erection on the road leading from the Farm ‘Springvale’ to Froneman’s Dorp, and the undersigned will not hold himself responsible for any accidents.
John KEMP
Cathcart, September 5th 1889

Birth at King Wms Town on the 30th August 1889, the wife of A.C. HANSEN of a daughter.

Thursday 12 September 1889

Yesterday afternoon while Mr. COTTERELL, Mr. Steve MARSHALL and John Henry MARSHALL (a lad of about 10 years) were out shooting, young Mr. MARSHALL turned rather suddenly to speak to his brother and unfortunately, having his gun at full cock, it suddenly exploded and blew off the leg of John Henry. We are not yet in possession of all the facts of the case, but are informed that Mr. COTTERELL at once ran off to the house of Mr. Peter MARSHALL, and then came into Cathcart to fetch Dr. HART, who immediately went out with him. When they had got about half way to the scene of the accident they were met by a messenger who brought the melancholy intelligence that the poor little lad was dead. We are sure all our readers will deeply sympathise with Mr. MARSHALL and his family in this awful calamity.

Birth at Breamar on the 9thSeptember 1889, the wife of G. PIKE of a daughter.

Thursday 26 September 1889

Birth at Toise River on the 24th inst, the wife of D. PURDON of twins

SAD SUICIDE
A Useful Man Lost
Shortly after one o clock yesterday it became known throughout the town that Mr. L.J. PIRIE, late Town Clerk of King Williams Town, had committed suicide by cutting his throat
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