South African Commercial Advertiser 1825 (partial)
Wednesday 7 September 1825Birth: At Saasveld House on Tuesday morning, at five o’ clock, the lady of James DUNBAR Esq was safely delivered of two fine boys.
Wednesday 14 September 1825
Mr. J.S. KING of the Brig Mary takes this opportunity, on leaving the Colony, for Port Natal, to thank those Gentlemen who have so liberally and humanely come forward on behalf of Mr. FAREWELL. He now takes the liberty of inserting their names, trusting they will excuse this public acknowledgement of their kindness.
Edward FLAHERTY Esq Rds150
J.R. THOMSON Esq 300
John FINDLAY Esq 150
Herbert PUGH Esq 20
Thomas MERCER Esq 300
Messrs John COLLISON & Co 200
J. SMITH Esq 100
Messrs BORRADAILES THOMPSON and PILLANS150
H. BUCKTON Esq 50
D.W. HERTZOG Esq 50
J. INGRAM Esq100
Captain BRIDEKIRK 50
H.E. RUTHERFOORD Esq100
Wednesday 12 October 1825ROBBERY
The Timber Yard of Mr. J. CANNON in Hottentot Square has, within these two years, been robbed four different times, of Mahogany alone, amounting to upwards of 200L sterling, and rewards have been offered for the conviction of the offenders. On Wednesday evening last a party of police overtook, in the upper end of Bree-street, between 8 and 9, two boys carrying a mahogany plank 20ft long and nearly 3ft broad, but on their approach their accomplices gave the alarm, when the plank was thrown down, and the thieves made their escape; fortunately, however, circumstances have occurred which will cause the principals, if not the whole gang, to be speedily brought to justice.
Wednesday 26 October 1825Extract of a Letter from Albany
“We are daily improving in this part of the country. We are to have fairs, and the Pacht is to be abolished. Graham’s Town is rapidly increasing and more resorted to daily. The new regulations which prevent monopoly of produce in the market at once give the farmer a better price and reduce the price to the buyer, who does not want a whole load. Another Fair is to be opened with the Caffers to avoid Mr. GIAKA’s restrictions. The shipping concern will go on in spite of a little jarring of opinion on minor points. The plan will not be announced until it is so matured that it must secure support. The Fish River has been entered by Mr. BAILEY in one of the decked boats from the Kowie. The water is said to be deeper there, but as the other is sufficient and has all the advantages of a Custom-house to store goods at a nominal charge, and an establishment of boats &c to assist, it must do for the next 50 years. The Government Schooner, Frances, has made three trips within the month and has now sailed with (for the first time) a full cargo of produce. She must pay her cost in six months. We hoped much from the promised supply of Mantatees, as vulgarly called, but the other Districts having had the pick, sent only seven families, and, no doubt intending us a compliment, they turned out to be Chiefs, and will not serve or work at all. The Fair has tamed the Caffers. When will we further open our eyes and let them serve us? The Hottentots won’t on our hard terms, while they have schools to run to. Do away with the Pass and Contract Laws and we shall soon have plenty of servants at proper wages and the schools (at present their only refuge from oppression worse than slavery) would fall to their proper level.”
Wednesday 16 November 1825PUBLIC THANKS
The undersigned offers this public tribute to Commodore CHRISTIAN R.N. and W.C. VAN RYNEVELD Esq, Superintendent of Police, for affording him such prompt attention against an attempt of Captain OWEN, of HMS Leven, to deprive him of the services of his articled servants, in direct violation of the Laws of the Colony.
Wednesday 21 December 1825ENGLISH SCHOOL
Mr. T. CALDICOTT respectfully announces to his friends and the public that he will open his School on Monday 2nd January 1826, and trusts by assiduous attention to the morals and education of pupils intrusted to his care to merit their patronage.
Apply at 35 Long-street
ENGLISH LADIES’ SCHOOL
Mrs. F. CALDICOTT begs leave to announce to the Ladies of Cape Town and its vicinity that she intends opening a School, on Jan 2 1826, for the education of young ladies in every branch of useful and ornamental literature, and hopes, by every attention to their comfort and improvement, to merit encouragement.
Apply at 35 Long-street.