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South Africa 1903 4 October - December

DOMESTIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

10 October 1903

BIRTHS

BALLANTYNE—at 14, Cambusnethan Street, Edinburgh, the wife of Wm. Gregory Ballantyne, a daughter; both doing well.
COLLINS—On October 5, at Bloemfontein, the wife of Francis R. Collins, a son.
ELLIOTT, Mrs. F. W., Venterstadt, September 7, a daughter.
KING—On October 4, at Gulistan, Durban, the wife of Harold E. King, a son.
LONGWORTH, Mrs. C. P., Observatory, September 9, a son.
MERRY, Mrs. J., Maitland, September 11, a daughter.
READE, Mrs. M. W., Salt River, September 8, a son.
STEWART, Mrs. T., Wynberg, September 9, a son.
WALLACE—On September 2, at Currie Road, Berea, the wife of Alexander Wallace, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

ANDERSON—DICK—On September 28, at St. George’s Presbyterian Church, East London, James Cousland Anderson (late of Edinburgh), to Jessie Ogilvie, second daughter of Alexander Dick, 25, St. James Square, Edinburgh.
CLEGG, A.—LAING, A., Cape Town, September 8.
COOKE—ELLIS—On September 9, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Maritzburg, George Stanley C. Cooke, Lieutenant Royal Engineers, youngest son of Dr. Theodore Cooke, C.I.E., late Principal, College of Science, Poona, to Caroline Agnes, second daughter of Thomas Ellis, of Penticton, British Columbia, and granddaughter of the late Colonel Ellis, of Omagh.
COURTIS—MONK—On September 23, at St. Matthias Church, Plymouth, by the Rev. Howard Coates, assisted by the Rev. Russel Caley and the Rev. H. G. Pound, Edward Courtis, of Cape Town, to Bessie, elder daughter of H. Hugh Monk, C.C., of Plymouth.
CUNINGHAM—OTTO—On September 2, at Maritzburg, William John Rolland Cuningham, eldest son of Thomas Cuningham, 2, Admiral Terrace, Edinburgh, to Elsie, second daughter of R. Otto, Fernbank, Maritzburg.
FOX, T.H.—CHRISTIE, R. A. B., Observatory
HUNTLY—RUTHERFORD—On October 7, at the Cathedral, Cape Town, P. S. Gordon Huntly, of the Stock Exchange, Durban, and youngest son of S. G. Huntly, of Wandsworth Common, to Aileen Beryl, only child of the late George Rutherford and of Mrs. Geo. Rutherford, and granddaughter of George Rutherford, C.M.G., late Collector of H.M. Customs, Durban.
JOHNSON—HUMPHREYS—On September 30, at St. James’s (New) Church, Dover, Walter Johnson, of Cape Town, to Alice Humphreys, third daughter of Matthew Hale Humphreys, Surgeon, late of Thame, Oxon.
LEE, E.—SANDERSON, M. R., Wynberg, September 8.
LESLIE—CROCKETT—On September 26, at Presbyterian Church, Bulawayo, William Leslie, late of Auchreddie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, to Agnes Crockett, late of 92, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
MARTIN—CURRIE—On September 29, at Cape Town, by special licence, Matthew Martin, the School House, Bonnefooi, to Ada Ann Train, second daughter of Adam Currie, Roetta, Galston.
PAYNE—HARVEY—On October 7, at the Wesleyan Church, Tunbridge Wells, H. W. Payne, eldest son of George Payne, of Durban, to Gertrude, youngest daughter of T. Morgan Harvey, of Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells.
REED, J. B.—HODGSON, I., Woodstock, September 9.
ROBERTSON—BARBOUR—On September 30, at Vrede, James Wynness Robertson, J.P., Langhock, to Annie Stevenson, second daughter of John Barbour, The Beeches, Blairgowrie.
SERCOMBE—WALLIS—On August 24, at Pretoria, Samuel Nelson, younger son of the late Mr. Samuel Sercombe, The Morton, Fifeshire, to Annette, widow of Freeman Wallis, solicitor, and daughter of the late J. Bowyer, J.P., Cheshire.
SERRURIER—FORSTER—On October 6, at the Old Church, Burton-on-Trent, Louis Charles, son of the late Louis Serrurier, and Mrs. Louis Serrurier, of Louisdene, Cape Town, to Isabel Emily, only daughter of the late E. A. P. Forster, and Mrs. E. A. P. Forster, of Ashby Road, Burton-on-Trent.
SMITH—HENRY—On September 30, at the Cathedral, Pretoria, Evelyn Laura, only daughter of the late Henry Cecil Smith, M.R.C.S., of Maidstone, and Mrs. Cecil Smith, Glenlee, Cheltenham, to David Colin Henry, M.D., M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.), LM. (Rotunda), of Sunnyside, Pretoria.
SUTER—SIEBS—On October 3, at Christ Church, Purley, Jean Etienne, son of J. Suter, of Geneva, to Madeline Eleanor, only daughter of H. T. Siebs, of Hurst Croft, Purley.

DEATHS

BARWICK—On October 1, at Pretoria, George William, the younger son of Alfred R. Barwick, of The Cottage, Shortlands, in his 22nd year.
BELL, Mrs. J., Cape Town, September 12, aged 57.
BISSET—On October 3, at Wallington, Arthur Joseph Bisset, late of the London Stock Exchange, second son of the late Dr. C. E. Bisset, aged 76.
CLARK—On October 8, at Fitzroy House, Fitzroy Square, of appendicitis, John Clark, late of Royal Hotel, Cape Town aged 52.
CLOSE, G., Claremont, September 10, aged 86.
DAWSON—On September 28, at Aliwal North, Robert Carrick, son of John Dawson, Lincoln Place, Partick, aged 28.
GORDON, Mrs. F., Johannesburg, September 11.
HARDING—On September 28, at 169, Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, Helen, wife of Dr. A. W. Harding, of Johannesburg. Interment at Birlingham, Worchestershire.
HARVEY, T., Cape Town, September 10, aged 47.
HAYWARD, L. W., Diep River, September 12, aged 11 months.
HENRY, J., Kimberley, September 4, aged 52.
HEWITT, Mrs., Cradock, September 4.
LENG, M., Mowbray, September 9, aged 53.
LIVESEY WARDLE—On September 7, at Johannesburg, of pneumonia, Thomas Frederick John Livesey Wardle, C.S.C., late R.N., aged 22, second son of Captain and Mrs. Livesay Wardle.
MADDISON, G., Pretoria, aged 27.
MILNE—At Fochabers, Harriet Logie, daughter of the late James Milne, schoolmaster.
PEASE—WILSON, K., Woodstock, September 9, aged 43.
RONALDSON—On September 8, at Kimberley Hospital, Robert Mackenzie (“Bertie”) sixth and youngest son of the late George Ronaldson, of Leith, aged 22.
ROSS—On September 1, at Harrismith, Alex. J. Ross, late of G.P.O., Edinburgh, aged 30.
SIMPSON—On October 4, at Saratopa Avenue, Johannesburg, Mrs. Agnes Brown Simpson, of Albert Place, Airdrie, aged 64.
SINCLAIR, A. H., Green Point, September 13, aged 58.
STEENSMA, J., Johannesburg, September 9, aged 46.
TAYLOR—On September 29, at Preston, Elsa, eldest daughter of the late Charles and Annie Taylor, of The Firs, Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
VAN DEN HEEVER, D. P., M.L.C., Venterstad, Sept. 4.

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SOUTH AFRICAN ESSAYS ON CANADA

Some time ago a suggestion was made by the Guild of Loyal Women of South Africa that a competition should be arranged and prizes offered for essays on Canada. Lord Strathcona, on behalf of the Canadian Government arranged for the competition to take place among the scholars of the various schools of South Africa, and considerable interest, evidencing the drawing together of the Colonies and the Dominion, was displayed in connection with the contest. Through the courtesy of the Canadian Commissioner of Emigration in London we are able to give the names of the prizewinners, who were:--

Silver Medals: Cage Colony, Madge Standford, Rondebosch, Natal, Marion Cameron; Transvaal, Johanna Labuschagne, Volksrust; Orange River Colony, Mary Conway, Bloemfontein.

Bronze Metals; Cape Colony, John R. L. Kingon, Sea Point, near Cape Town; Natal, Carrie Ebstein; Transvaal, Charles J. Ellis, Middelburg; Orange River Colony, Aimie Glaiser, Bloemfontein.

24 October 1903

BIRTHS

AYTON—On October 10, at Durban, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ayton, a son.
BARFORD—On September 26, at Sea Point, the wife of E. Walter Barford, M.A., late of Wokingham, of a daughter.
BARNETT, Mrs. M., Sea Point, Sept. 21, a daughter.
DAVIS, Mrs. M., Sea Point, September 24, a son.
GRANT—On September 15, at Mount Frere, East Griqualand, the wife of Donald S. Grant, a son.
GREEN—On October 12, at Cala, the wife of William Henry Hall Green, of a son.
KOHLKE, Mrs. J. F., Berea, September 20, a son.
MCKENZIE, Mrs. C., Nkandhla, September 12, a son.
MONEY—On October 20, at 9, the Waldrons, Croydon, the wife of Captain Charles F. L. Money, Paymaster of the British South Africa Police, Salisbury, of a son.
WOLLASTON—On September 28, at the Residency, Aliwal North, the wife of Francis E. Wollaston, Resident Magistrate, of a daughter.

MARRIAGES

BROWSE—MEREDITH--On October 15, at the Hampstead Synagogue, West Hampstead, Michael Browse, of Johannesburg, to Gladys, youngest daughter of Mrs. Meredith, 32, Greencroft Gardens, and the late John Meredith.
CLEARY—TARBOLTON—On October 14, at St. Mary’s Church, Potchefstroom, Edmond John, second son of the late John Cleary, of Adelaide Road, Dublin to Hilda Mary Gertrude, eldest daughter of the late J. Milton Tarbolton, of Yew Dale, Harborne, Birmingham.
CLELLAND—SUTHERLAND—On October 14, at Cape Town, John Williamson Clelland, Transvaal Railway, Randfontein, to Mary Sinclair, daughter of the late Adam Sutherland, wine and spirit merchant, Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow.
CROUCH, H.—CULLIS, R. E., Durban, September 15.
DIFFENTHAL, P. J.—FORTUIN, M. S., Cape Town, September 21.
FOTHERGILL—APPLETON—On October 17, at St. Paul’s, Forest Hill, Rupert Gold Fothergill, son of the late George Fothergill, of Newport, Mon., to Gwendolen, daughter of Walter P. Appleton, of Bryn-Heilog, Forest Hill.
HARVEY, L. E.—HODGES, M. M. W., East London, September 12.
MILLER, E. T.—YOUNG, H., Fauresmith, Sept. 9.
OWEN SNOW—DUMBLETON—On September 2, at All Saints’ Church, Oakhurst, Charles E. F. Owen Snow, District Surgeon of George, only son of the late Thomas Owen Snow, of Lach Hall, Chester, and of Mrs. Owen Snow, of Worthing, to Kathleen, younger daughter of –Dumbleton, of Oakhurst.
POTTERILL, H. P.—TODD, I., Durban, September 17.
PRITCHARD—GRAHAM—On October 15, at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, by the Rev. Spencer Walker, assisted by the Rev. H. Montagu Villiers (vicar of St. Paul’s, Knightsbridge), May Woodthorpe, daughter of Mr. Woodthorpe L. Graham, of Johannesburg, to Mr. Stanley Markham Pritchard, Pass Commissioner, Native Affairs Department, Transvaal.
ROSE—FLETCHER—On October 16, at the London Hotel, Glasgow, William M. Rose, Inveraray, to Annie, elder daughter of Hugh Fletcher, Potchefstroom.
TYERS, E. T. R.—PROWSE, N. F. F., Cape Town, September 23.
WATSON—WILSON—On October 16, at Bree Street Presbyterian Church, Johannesburg, David Watson, of the General Manager’s Office, C.S.A. Railway, to Catherine Weir (Kate), eldest daughter of Alexander Wilson, 127, Comely Park Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

DEATHS

BANGER, J. J., Vants Drift, September 18.
CASS—On October 19, at Stanford Road, South Kensington, the Rev. Arthur Herbert du Pre’ Cass, late of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, in his 42nd year.
DE CHAIR—On September 17, at the Johannesburg Hospital, after a few hours’ illness, Richard Blackett De Chair, younger son of Canon De Chair, The Close, Norwich, aged 37.
GIBBONS—On September 25, at Cape Town, James Murray Gibbons, son of Sills Clifford Gibbons, at Watstead, Lindfield, Sussex, aged 37.
HUTCHISON—On October 13, at Cradock, Robert Fergus Hutchison, M.B., C.M., aged 28, dearly loved son of Thomas and Nicola Hutchison, of West Cults, Aberdeenshire.
MACKAY—On October 8, at Kimberley, George Henry Mackay, late Agent, Caledonian Bank, Halkirk, Caithness-shire.
ROBERTSON, J. A., Matjesfontein, September 22.
SANDFORD—On October 18, at 70, The Lawn, Shepherd’s Bush, W.,  Arthur Charles Sandford, D.C.M., from injuries received whilst serving (with the 35th Company Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry) in South Africa.

7 November 1903

BIRTHS

DOWNING—At Potchefstroom, the wife of Captain F. J. C. Downing, Mines Department, Transvaal Civil Service, a son.
GREENFIELD—On September 30, at Boksburg, the wife of Rev. C. E. Greenfield, Presbyterian Church, a daughter.
HOWLEY, Mrs. W., Greyville, October 5, a son.
KING, Mrs. H. E., Durban, October 4, a son.
LEISHMAN—On September 28, at Stranraer Villa, Durban, the wife of James Leishman, a son.
MCDOUALL—On October 28, at Potchefstroom, the wife of Captain R. McDouall, a daughter.
MIDDLEMOST—On October 10, at Newlands, Cape Town, to Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Middlemost, a son.
SWANSON—On October 24, at Park View Villa, Muizenberg, Mrs. W. Swanson (late of Wick), a son.
WADE, Mrs. W. B., Durban, October 4, a son.

MARRIAGES

BAYLDON, H. E.—FINDLAY, W., Berea, October 1.
BELL, F. C.—HENDERSON, A., Durban, October 1.
CHALMERS—RUSSELL—On October 28, at Durban, James Chalmers, M.R.C.V.S. Lond., of Heidelberg, to Mabel Bessie Russell, of London Road, South-end-on-Sea.
DENHAM—CAMPBELL—On November 2, at Johannesburg, William Ballingal Denham, to Bessie, second daughter of George Campbell, Ayr, and niece of A. Campbell, Bank of Scotland, Kirkcaldy.
GORDON-HUNTLY, P.—RUTHERFORD, A. B., Cape Town, October 7.
LAUDER—REID—On October 24, at Vanburg Park Presbyterian Church, Blackheath, Duncan Fullerton Lander, Dunblane, to Louise Ada, second daughter of the late John Reid, Cape Town.
MACKENZIE—CHALMERS—On October 28, at Auchrynie, Donald William Mackenzie, Secretary Alliance Permanent and Mutual Buildings Society and Savings Bank, Johannesburg, to Maggie, second daughter of John Chalmers, Auchrynie, Aberdeenshire.
RIPLEY—OHLSSON—On October 1, at St. Paul’s Church, Rondebosch, John Ripley, third son of the Rev. H. C. Ripley, late Vicar of Minster Lovell, Oxon, to Frances Annie, youngest daughter of A. Ohlsson, of Montebello, Newlands, Cape Town, Consul-General for Sweden and Norway.

DEATHS

BROOK—On October 2, at Belingwe, Norman Winn, eldest son of the late William Henry Brook, of Blundellsands, and of Mrs. Brook, of 41, Avonmore Road, Kensington, W., aged 33.
BRUMMER, G. O., Durban, October 3, aged 88.
DRIMIE, W., Bellair, September 29.
FAYERS, Mrs. J., Camperdown, September 11, aged 82.
JENNINGS—On October 6, at Standerton, Kate Gertrude, wife of Charles Jennings, youngest daughter of the late Robert Bateman, of Hackney.
OLDMAN—On October 5, at Belingwe, Henry Louis, only son of the late T. H. Oldman, of Gainsborough, aged 40.
OVENS—On September 20, at 8, Charmouth Terrace, Newington Road, Port Elizabeth, Robert Patrick Grinsell, only child of Robert Ovens and grandson of the late Major S. D. N. Grinsell, aged 2 ½ years.
WELDON—On November 1, at Pretoria, Thomas Hamilton, Captain in the 3rd Battalion Leinster Regiment, and the fondly loved second son of the late Sir Anthony Crosdill Weldon, 5th Bart., of Kilmorony, Athy, Ireland, and of his wife, Elizabeth Lady Weldon, aged 39.
WILSON—On October 4, at St. Andrew’s Nursing Home, Johannesburg, Richard Fisher Wilson, nephew and adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilson, 28, Great King Street, Edinburgh, aged 26.

14 November 1903

BIRTHS

BELL, Mrs. R. H., Cape Town, October 2, a daughter.
COOK—On October 4, at Harrismith, the wife of Captain G. T. R. Cook, 3rd Dragoon Guards, a daughter.
COURTIS, Mrs. R., Sea Point, October 10, a daughter.
FORSYTH—On November 1, at “Tarlair,” Rosebank, Cape Town, the wife of A. Forsyth, a son.
LANGFORD, Mrs. J. B., Rondebosch, October 14, a son.
NETHERSOLE—On November 7, at Johannesburg, the wife of H. R. Nethersole, Crown Reef Gold Mining Company, a son.
NETTLETON—On October 13, at 55, Nind Street, Doornfontein, the wife of Spencer Nettleton, a daughter.
O’BRIEN—On November 6, at Straun Cottage, Johannesburg, the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel C. R. M. O’Brien, a daughter.
OVERTON-GREEN, Mrs. H., Johannesburg, October 9, a daughter.
PEARSON—On November 6, at Durban, to Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Pearson, a son (stillborn).
THARP—On November 6, at Durban, to Eden Arthur and Lita Tharp, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

BRIDGMAN, H. H.—ADDISON, O. R., Sea Point, October 3.
MACFARLANE—BARRACLOUGH—On November 5, at All Saints’ Church, West Dulwich, Robert Craig Macfarlane, of Roodebery, Graaff-Reinet, and Winchfield, Hants., youngest son of the late Captain Macfarlane, Highland Borderers, to Mabel Tristram, younger daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Barraclough, late of Herne Hill.
MACFARLANE—LUMSDEN—On November 6, at Cape Town, Alexander Baird, third son of John Macfarlane, Lochside, by Kilsyth, to Catherine Millicent Niven, youngest daughter of the late John Lumsden, North Berwick.
NEALE, F.—CALLCUT, L., Woodstock, October 10.

DEATHS

ANDERSON—On September 12, at Margate, Findlay John Mapletoft, only son of Francis C. Anderson, Indian C.S. (retired), and dearly loved nephew of Frances M. North, Guthing, Basutoland, aged 17 ½ years.
BAMBERGER, A. N., Port Elizabeth, October 10, aged 60.
BUCKNALL—On November 9, at 15, Collingham Road, S.W., Henry Corfield Bucknall, in his 71st year.
CURRIE—On November 3, at Pretoria, Mark Robert Currie, recently of South African Constabulary and Imperial Yeomanry, at Cape Town, aged 39.
LEE, H., Maritzburg, October 11, aged 68.
LEMPRIERE—On November 9, at Pietersburg, of enteric, in his 32nd year, Hugh Abbot, son of the late Captain George Reid Lempriere, Royal Engineers, and of Mrs. Lempriere, 22, Seamer Road, Scarborough.
MCKENZIE, D., Rustenburg, October 6, aged 53.
THOMSON—On November 11, at Kent House, Church End, Finchley, N., Florence Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Tickell Thomson (nee Thoresby).
WEEKS—On November 2, John C. Weeks, of Devonia, Nimrod Road, Streatham, S.W., Chief Inspector of Machinery, Royal Navy (retired), aged 67.

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Letters to the Editor:

VICTORIA FALLS

To the Editor of “South Africa”

Sir,--I was very much interested by a lecture given on board ship last week by Colonel Frank Rhodes on the Victoria Falls, illustrated by some excellent magic-lantern slides. Colonel Rhodes is evidently very much opposed to the proposed route of railway and site of railway bridge, but admitted that if the proposed route from an engineering point of view was the only possible one, then nothing more could be said in the matter.
I gathered he considered the railway was being taken unnecessarily near the Falls, entailing destruction of timber and undergrowth in close proximity to the Falls.
He told us that the proposed site of the bridge was within 200 yards of the “Boiling Pot,” the most magnificent spot at the Falls; but I see a Mr. Coryndon, in writing to the Times on October 10, states that the site of the bridge is 500 yards from Falls—a considerable difference of opinion.
Without having visited the Falls it is hard to give an opinion, but whether the present route is the right one or not, I am sure Colonel Rhodes is right in doing all he can to impress on those in authority that it is a duty they owe to the world to do everything in their power to preserve intact what, from Colonel Rhodes’s description, must be the most wonderful sight in the world.
I am sir,
Yours,
A Traveller
London November 4

ROYAL COLONIAL INSTITUTE

The opening meeting of the session of the Royal Colonial Institute was held on Tuesday evening at the Whitehall Rooms, Hotel Metropole, when a paper was read by Major Ronald Ross, Professor of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool University, on “Malaria in India and the Colonies.” Sir George Goldie presided, and amongst those present were Sir Frederick Young, Sir Patrick Manson, Dr. A. P. Hillier, Mr. and Mrs. Woodthorpe T. Graham, Hon. John Tudhope, Mr. R. H. Croft Montague, Mr. R. Noble Acutt and Miss Acutt, Mr. E. Payne, Mr. R. Cottle Green, Mr. J. H. Parker, Mr. R. T. Coryndon (Administrator of North-West Rhodesia), Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hiddingh, Lieut.-Col. T. A. Hill, Mr. R. N. Moir, Mr. J. Saxon Mills, Mr. J. D. Palmer, Mr. Thomas Palmer, Mr. G. B. Rennie, Mr. W. L. Taylor, Mr. J. Waghorn, Mr. Wood, and Mr. J. Leigh.
The chairman, in a short opening address, reviewed some recent events of interest to the Colonies and dependencies. With regard to South Africa, he expressed his satisfaction that Lord Milner had resolved to remain there, and said that, while it was true that the position of things in South Africa was at present unsatisfactory, the marvel was not that it was unsatisfactory, but that it was as good as it was. (Cheers.) Lord Milner had been able to effect great progress, but it was of importance that he should remain there for the purpose of settling the great problems that remained to be solved, and especially the labour question. Continuing, he observed that the most dramatic event of the year in relation to the Colonies was the retirement of Mr. Chamberlain. To his mind, the place of Mr. Chamberlain in history did not rest upon the success or failure of his fiscal policy. Whether the right hon. Gentleman succeeded or failed in his crusade would not affect the facts that he was the first Colonial Secretary to grasp the enormous opportunities afforded by the birth and growth of the Imperial sentiment during the last 20 years of the nineteenth century, that he was the first Colonial Secretary to fan that spirit into flame, and that he, as a business man, was the first Colonial Secretary to transmute the Colonial Office from a Sleepy Hollow of Rip Van Winkle’s into the active and valuable machine it now was for the maintenance and consolidation of the Empire. (Hear, hear.)
Major Ronald Ross then read his paper, in which, after showing the extent to which malaria prevails in the tropics, the preponderating incidence of the disease in comparison with other maladies among the British troops in India, and pointing out that the disease was particularly the enemy of the pioneer, the traveler, the planter, the engineer, and the soldier, and how the progress of whole countries had been retarded in consequence, proceeded to discuss the question of the best methods of contending with the scourge.
A short discussion followed upon the paper, in which Sir Patrick Manson took part; and a vote of thanks to the lecturer concluded the proceedings.

Among the further gifts to the Maritzburg Art Gallery is an exquisite seascape, by Somerscales, presented by Mrs. W. E. Oates, of Gestingthorpe Hall, Castle Hedingham, Essex.

21 November 1903

BIRTHS

BAINES—On October 25, at Rosettenville, the wife of Eustace Baines, A.R.M., of a daughter.
BIRD, Mrs. A. S., South Coast Junction, Oct. 12, a son.
BLACKBURNE—On November 8, at Standerton, the wife of Captain C. H. Blackburne, D.S.O., of a daughter (prematurely).
CADELL—On November 12, at Durban, the wife of Major J. F. Cadell, Royal Field Artillery, a son.
CLARENCE, Mrs. L. W., Stanger, October 13, a son.
CROMPTON, Mrs. E., Maritzburg, Oct. 15, a son.
EVANS, Mrs. G. H., Durban, Oct. 16, a daughter.
FRENCH—On November 13, at Falstaff Glen, Maclear, the wife of Lawrence C. French, of a daughter.
HARICOMBE, Mrs. R. J., Cape Town, October 16, a daughter.
RUSSELL—On November 8, at Ladysmith, the wife of G. Lauder Russell, a son.
RUSSELL—On October 16, at Bulawayo, the wife of W. Scot Russell, C.A., a daughter.
THOMAS, Mrs. W. G., Woodstock, October 21, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

BAILEY, H.—LAWRANCE, A. M., Cape Town, October 16
CARTER—MARSLAND—On October 21, at St. Paul’s, Rondebosch, Harry C. Carter, only son of the late James Carter, of Falmouth, to Ethel Maude, eldest daughter of Ellis Marsland, of Sydenham Hill, London.
FARQUHARSON—MANISTY—On November 19, at St. Leonard’s Church, Ipstones, Staffordshire, by the Rev. William Law, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Robert Goodacre, Vicar of Ipstones, and the Rev. Herbert Boucher, Vicar of Cheddleton, Donald Nesham, youngest son of the late Robert Nesham Farquharson, Bengal Civil Service, and of Mrs. Farquharson, Tamerton Foliott, S. Devon, to Julia Eva, eldest surviving daughter of the late James Forster Manisty, and granddaughter of the late Rev. James Manisty, M.A., Vicar of Easington and Rural Dean of Durham.—(African papers please copy.)
GARDEN, J.—MORRISON, J., Durban, October 21.
GILBERT—GARDINER—On November 14, at Westminster, Edmund St. George Gilbert to Katie Marian Gardiner.
HALIBURTON—CAVANAGH—On November 10, at the Presbyterian Church, Bree Street, Johannesburg, John A. Haliburton, to Jessie, eldest daughter of Robert Cavanagh, 11, Royston Terrace, Edinburgh.
LAWSON, G. P.—BLACKSHAW, E. M., Cape Town, October 20.
LIDGETT—BARNES—On November 19, at Durban, John Augustine, son of George Lidgett, J.P., of Grove Lodge, Blackheath, to Mary Elizabeth Ann (Lillie), second daughter of G. Planta Barnes, of Levenax, Bromley, Kent, formerly of Blackheath.
MCLEARY—DIXON—On November 9, at Cape Town, Hugh McLeary, Bloemfontein, to Caroline Falder, second daughter of the late E. M. Dixon, B. Sc., Allan Glen’s School.
MULLER—MCKEAND—On November 5, at Airlies, Wigtownshire, Charles Herold Muller, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.), son of the Rev. Professor Muller, Stellenbosch, to Isabel Nivis?? McKeand, M.B., Ch. B. (Edin.), eldest daughter of Peter McKeand, J.P., of Airlies.
SAMPSON, A.—WATKINS, E. C., Cape Town, October 14.
SIMPSON—KOTZE—On October 26, at St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, by the Very Rev. the Dean, James Henderson Simpson, of Durban, to Linda Cecilia, fourth daughter of the Hon. Mr. Justice Kotze.

DEATHS

BAIN—On November 7, at Bloemfontein, Walter, eldest son of William and Isabella Bain, Fountain Bank, Helensburgh, in his 26th year.
MACLAREN—On October 23, at Pretoria, Elizabeth Margaret MacLeod, wife of John Maclaren.
MAY—On October 17, at Pretoria, of pneumonia, Dr. Walter Herbert May, aged 27 years, second son of the late Dr. Walter May, of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, and of Mrs. May, Newtown Smith, Kingstown, Ireland.
MCINTYRE—On Nov. 9, at 22, Mid-Arthur Place, Edinburgh, of pneumonia, Robert McIntyre, wood-turner, late of J. & R. Glen, Bank Street, aged 57.
MOORE—On October 13, at Johannesburg, George Burt Moore, fourth son of R. and A. Moore, Grahamstown, late of Edinburgh, aged 22.
PARKER, Mrs. J. W., Paarl Station, October 21.
STEWART—On November 10, at Johannesburg, of enteric fever, Campbell Stewart, of Gilmour and Stewart, and second son of Donald Stewart, Maryfield, Langside.

28 November 1903


BIRTHS

ADIE—On October 19, at Upper Murchison Street, Ladysmith, the wife of David Adie, a son.
(AG?)MAN, Mrs. F., Rondebosch, October 29, a son.
FREEMAN, Mrs. R. A., Sea Point, Oct. 28, a son.
LONGLANDS, Mrs. K. F., Maritzburg, October 23, a daughter.
MONCKTON—On November 16, at Johannesburg, Daisy, the wife of Frank Monckton, L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., a daughter.
PENTECOST, Mrs. S. S., Salt River, October 22, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

BEADNELL—BAILEY—On October 28, at Port Elizabeth, Staff-Surgeon Charles Marsh Beadnell, R.N., H.M.S. Barracouta, eldest son of Major Charles E. Beadnell, late Royal Artillery, to Ellen Louisa, daughter of G. W. Bailey, Gloucester.
CORMACK—MACDONALD—On October 10, at Mowbray Presbyterian Church, Cape Town, David Cormack, second surviving son of the late John Cormack, of Glasgow, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Alexander Macdonald, Lossiemouth.
DAVIDSON, C.—MEYER, E. H., Wynberg, Oct. 27.
HUGO—TOERIEN—On October 24, at the Dutch Reformed Church, Paarl, the Rev. J. Rudolff Hugo, B.A., Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, Rhodes, and formerly assistant at the Free Church, Musselburg, to Jenny, youngest daughter of J. P. Toerien, Paarl.
KIRKMAN, J. W.—DICKENS, G. M., Maritzburg, October 28.
ORR, T. H.—DAVIS, S. H., Sea Point, October 22.
PARENZEE, A. L. F.—JEFTHA, M. S., Woodstock, October 28.
PARRETT—COOKE—On November 1, at St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, William Arthur Parrett (Cecil Clayton), to Esther Mary Cooke (Ettie Carlisle), only daughter of Victor C. Cooke, Clapham.
SLOAN—REILY—On November 18, at Durban, Alexander Sloan, formerly of Alton Albany, Barr, Girvan, to Nellie Reily, Primrose Cottage, Barr.
TRONSON—RANDALL—On October 3, 1903, at St. Mary’s Church, Johannesburg, Robert Bruce Boswell Nixon Tronson, eldest son of the late Major-General R. N. Tronson, Bengal Staff Corps, and Inspector-General of the Punjaub Police, to Mary Charlotte, fourth surviving daughter of the late John Randall, of Stroud, Gloucestershire, and of Mrs. Randall, of Highbury, London.
TURNER—MAHOMED—On October 23, at Cape Town, George Albert Turner, M.B., M.O.H. for Kimberley, eldest son of George Turner, M.B., M.L.C., M.O.H. for the Transvaal, to Nellie, eldest daughter of the late F. A. Mahomed, M.B., F.R.C.P., Assistant Physician to Guy’s Hospital, and of Mrs. Mahomed, 152, Harley Street, W.

DEATHS

BARROW—On November 19, at Indwe, Arthur Sibert Barrow, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., J.P., Surgeon to the Wodehouse District, aged 32 years, second and dearly-loved son of Richard and Elizabeth Barrow.
CAMPBELL—On November 7, at sea, on board s.s. Arracan, Adam Gillies Campbell, L.R.C.P., and S. (Edin.), late of Bredasdorp, and son of the late James Campbell, Sheriff-Substitute of Edinburgh.
DALZIEL—On September 16, at Vryheid, Robert Wilson Dalziel, youngest son of the late John Dalziel, Ceylon Civil Service, aged 45.
EWING—On November 21, at 1, Oxford Terrace, Renfrew, William S. Ewing, Accountant of the Bank of Africa, Limited, Jagersfontein and Bloemfontein, aged 27.
GREEN—On November 20, at 36, Princes Square, Strathbungo, Robert Green, formerly of Claremont, aged 50.
JAMESON—On November 17, suddenly, at Katkop, near Cradock, Edward Christian Jameson, aged 18, third son of the late Thomas Jameson, M.D., R.N., and of his wife Mrs. Jameson, 3, Allison Gardens, Dulwich Common, S.E.
MATHEWS—On October 27, at Norman Lodge, Cape Town, suddenly of heart failure, George W. Mathews, second son of H. Mathews, Earlston, Bearsden.
MUTER, Mrs. J., Pretoria, September 25, aged 41.
ROSS—On October 21, at Harrismith, Elizabeth Ross, eldest daughter of the late J. M. Ross, Edinburgh.
SOFFE, J., Rondebosch, October 30.
WATSON—On October 23, at Blairmore House, Mowbray, Robina David, youngest daughter of the late David Watson, of Bathville, near Bathgate.
WAUGH—On November 18, at 69, Height Street, Doornfontein, Julia M. Waugh, formerly of Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, aged 35.

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AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND NATAL BABY

Little Theodore Bailey, of Maritzburg, is probably the only child in South Africa who can boast of having the autograph of a real live President in his birthday book. He was born on September 15, 1901, and his father, Mr. W. H. Bailey (of the Engineer-in-Chief’s Office, N.G.R.) named his first-born Theodore Henry Grant. Recently, on his behalf, a birthday book was purchased and forwarded to President Roosevelt, at the White House, Washington. Mr. Bailey has now received, under an official cover, from the White House, the book containing Theodore Roosevelt’s autograph. Immediately beneath his name, the United States President had written the following kindly wish:--
“May little Theodore Henry Grant Bailey live to cause joy and pride to his father and mother.—September 22, 1903.”

5 December 1903

BIRTHS

ALLAN—On November 27, at Riet Vlei, Mafeking, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. M. Allan, a daughter.
CROUCH, Mrs. T. M. B., Observatory, October 29, a son.
DAVIES—On November 28, at “Trilby,” Oliver’s Hoek, the wife of T. Bowen Davies, of Castle Green, Cardigan, a son.
GARMAN—At Fair View, Johannesburg, on October 31, to Mr. and Mrs. John Garman, a son.
GROVER, Mrs. F. W., Wynberg, November 2, a daughter.
HOPPER, Mrs. A. W., Newlands, November 2, a son.
YOUNG—On November 29, at Boksburg, to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Young, a son.

MARRIAGES

CLEMENTSON, H. L.—MANN, M. F., Rondebosch.
HAMILTON—BROWN—On November 13, at St. Mary’s Church, Johannesburg, Frederick John, eldest son of David Hamilton, of Durban, to Myrtle Ravenhill, fourth daughter of the late Charles Brown, of Reading.
HUNTER—WILSON—On October 28, at St. James’s Church, Greytown, Daniel P. Hunter, to Alice Mary, youngest daughter of the late William Wilson, of Keate’s Drift and Hariun, Greytown.
LADELL, H. M.—EVANS, E. M., Wynberg, November 3.
SPREULL, J.—EDWARDS, J. F., Cape Town, November 3.

DEATHS

CHAMBERS—On December 2, at Briar Lea, Mortimer, Arthur Chambers, aged 63.
CLOETE—On November 11, at Ubi Cras, Mowbray, Emma Frances Cloete, eldest surviving daughter of the late Daniel J. Cloete, of Rustenburgh, and later of Springfield, Wynberg, aged 71.
FRENCH, Mrs. S. F., Cape Town, November 2.
VEITCH, J., Beaufort West, aged 39.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE
FOUNDATION STONE LAYING
INTERESTING SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR
On Friday morning, the 6th ult., in the grounds of the South African College, Cape Town, the foundation stone of the new College buildings was laid by His Excellency the Governor, Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson. Bertram Place, a large open square, where this interesting ceremony took place, was filled by an attentive and appreciative assemblage of College professors, students, clergymen, ladies and gentlemen, besides a considerable sprinkling of children.
The procession filed into the square to the strains of the National Anthem, played by the band of the Cape Garrison Artillery.
The Council and Senate of the College, with His Worship the Mayor and Representatives of the City Corporation and Founders of Chairs in the College, assembled at the College gates in the Avenue at 11:15 a.m., and received His Excellency, who was then escorted to the site in Bertram Place, where the stone was to be laid. The Rev. J. M. Russell, M.A., B.D. (Chairman of the College Council), commenced the proceedings with prayer.
The Chairman of the Council then requested His Excellency to lay the stone of the new buildings, presenting him at the same time with a silver trowel.

HIS EXCELLENCY’S SPEECH

The Governor, who was greeted with enthusiastic cheers, in the course of his speech, said: Seventy-four years ago this College was founded in a very small and humble way. As far as I can make out, for five years nobody took very much notice of it, and it was not until 1834 that the Government gave it a subsidy of £200 a year. It was not until 1878 that it was incorporated. That is just 25 years ago. Now it has grown to a College with a name throughout South Africa. We have sixteen professors with six assistants, and notwithstanding the fact that the College has now restricted itself mainly to University work—and thereby, I believe, has lost a few pupils—the number of pupils is now 250. Well, I think that is a decidedly encouraging record, and I am glad to find that, encouraging as it is, you are not satisfied with it, but want to make it better. The College has decided that, subject to the aid of those in Cape Colony who take an interest in education, the College shall have a habitation worthy of its name—(hear, hear)—so that it may grow to possess historical associations in connection with its buildings as well as with the work it does. It is a beautiful idea that we can look forward to the establishment in this city of a College which we can look at, which we can see the home of culture and order and of method, and a temple of peaceful study and reflection. I can see in my mind’s eye the student of the future sitting at his window looking out over the smooth and velvety green sward which no sacrilegious foot should be allowed to profane, listening to the murmuring of the fountain, or, perhaps, pacing the cool cloisters, or walking under the chequered shade of ancient trees, discussing or meditating great deeds and high achievements, or pondering, it may be, undisturbed, schemes for the advancement of his fellow-subjects or for the regeneration of mankind. It is the wish of the College Council that the very atmosphere of the place should urge and sustain the student in strenuous effort, and that the students who have passed through the College should look back upon it with love and veneration not only for its associations, not only for the debt which they owe to their Alma Mater, but also for its attractiveness and its beauty.
Referring to the financial side of the matter, His Excellency said that of the £100,000 asked for £37,000 had been collected. In conclusion, he declared the Fancy Fair in the grounds, in aid of the funds, open.
Sir J. H. De Villiers, in thanking His Excellency for his presence, observed that the College had sprung from small beginnings. They had had as yet no millionaires to help them, although one gentlemen, Mr. Stow, had given £10,000 to the fund. The Chief Justice concluded his address by impressing upon the College authorities the necessity of looking for help chiefly from the old College boys and from South Africans generally.
Several young ladies and little girls then stepped upon the platform and handed purses of gold towards the fund to the Governor.
After the blessing, pronounced by the Rev. J. M. Russell, the opening ceremonies came to a conclusion.

The Fancy Fair was thronged during the day. Bertram House itself was transformed into a luncheon hall; while the various stalls, presided over by leading ladies of the Peninsula society, included all sorts of attractions.

MORE FIRES AT DURBAN

On the afternoon of the 5th ult., smoke was seen issuing from the roof of the new wing of the Belgrave Hotel, which was only opened to the public on the previous Monday. The alarm was given, and the Fire Brigade was quickly on the scene, but the pressure of water was not strong, it being the middle of the day, when the town consumption is the greatest.
The building being a high one, the fire got a good hold before the steam fire engines could be got to give the required pressure. The fire steadily burned down to the ground floor, but the efforts of the Brigade had to be concentrated on preventing the spreading to the other wing of the hotel and the adjoining building, which was successfully accomplished. By three o’clock the fire had been got under, but not before the whole wing had been gutted. The visitors living in the hotel were mostly at lunch at the time, but the majority got their belongings away safely, while some valuable new furniture on the lower floors was salved. The damage was estimated at about £500, and is covered by insurance policies.

The fire at Messrs. Sparks and Young’s premises, which, it seemed, after weeks of smouldering, had at length been extinguished, broke out again recently in the storage chamber. This fire, as have the other minor conflagrations, occurred in the charcoal insulation of the storage chambers, owing to the fact that the debris had not yet been removed from the building.

In the case of two native boys charged with placing stones on the railway line at Thaba ‘Nchu, the Chief Justice of the Orange River Colony remarked, at the Bloemfontein Criminal Sessions, that there was need for the establishment of a reformatory. If the Colony could not afford its up-keep, it should combine with the other Colonies. The boys were sentenced to a caning.

Mr. E. Collins, Postmaster of Uitenhage, has retired after 32 years’ service, and was presented by the inhabitants before leaving with a handsome tusk walking stick engraved with his monogram. He has been succeeded by Mr. Adkins, from Cape Town.

A strange spectacle was witnessed recently on Mr. Cawood’s farm, near Cradock. Two lean and hungry lammer-vangers swooped down upon two full-grown ostriches, and chased them across the veld. The ostriches separated, and the lammer-vangers then confined their attention to one. Fortunately some native boys were near, and the evil-looking falcons were driven away with sticks and stones, after having displayed an unusual amount of temerity. If the natives had not been at hand, the helpless ostrich would undoubtedly have been killed.

12 December 1903

BIRTHS

BURRELL, Mrs. G. D., Port Elizabeth, Oct. 29, a son.
CLARKE, Mrs. J. W. F., Observatory, Nov. 10, a son.
DE BEER, Mrs. H. A., Bertrams, Nov. 12, a son.
HALAHAN—On Dec. 5, at Hortensia, Lennox Road, Southsea, the wife of J. C. Halahan, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, a son (stillborn).
JOHNSTON—On Nov. 10, at Pietersburg, the wife of Dr. T. J. Johnston, a son.
KOHLER, Mrs. D. B., Salt River, Nov. 5, a son.
MACHIN—On Dec. 7, at Bloemfontein, the wife of Captain H. A. C. Machin, S.A.C., a daughter.
NORTON, Mrs. W., Cape Town, Nov. 11, a son.
RULE, Mrs. J., Simon’s Town, Oct. 31, twins.
SERRURIER, Mrs. C. L., Sea Point, Nov. 9, a daughter.
SMITH WRIGHT—On Dec. 7, at 63F, Drayton Gardens, S.W., the wife of Edward H. Smith Wright, of Salisbury, a son.
THOMAS—On Dec. 3, at the Simmer and Jack, the wife of James E. Thomas, a son.
THOMAS, Mrs. A. E., Woodstock, Nov. 12, a son.
THOMAS—On Dec. 4, at Arcadia, the wife of George Lester Thomas, B. Sc. (Lond.), of a son.
TOY, Mrs. A. W., Newlands, Nov. 11, a son.
WALKER—On Dec. 4, at Roseneath, Bertrams, the wife of James Dudgeon Walker, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

ASKEW, T. A.—MUSSON, F. M. E., Claremont, Nov. 9.
BARTLETT, E. C.—KELSEY, M. B., Claremont, Nov. 7.
BOYD—NEVILLE—On Dec. 3, at Cape Town, Malcolm Ogilvy, younger son of the late Major M. O. Boyd, Deputy Commissioner of Cochar, India, and of Mrs. Boyd, Harting, Petersfield, to Maude, only child of Alexander and Alice Neville, Ryde, I. of W.
COOTE, W. L.—SUTER, E. M., Pretoria, Nov. 12.
CROMBIE—WEST—On Oct. 29, at Rosebank Wesleyan Church, Cape Town, James Davidson Crombie, Cape Town, to Frances Maud West, Wokingham, Berkshire.
FREW—STEWART—On Dec. 2, at Durban, Alexander Frew, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.), of Knight’s, to Isa Morison, youngest daughter of John Stewart, 10, Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh.
HAMILTON, F. J.—BROWN, M. R., Johannesburg, Nov. 13.
HUNT, J.—SWANTON, F., Woodstock, Nov. 9.
LAVOIPIERRE, J.—GALL, E., Durban, Nov. 9.
LIDDELL—WATSON—On Nov. 4, at Johannesburg, James Liddell, eldest son of James Liddell, 86, Craiglea Drive, Edinburgh, to Florence Watson, second daughter of William Watson, jun., Grahamstown.
MOGFORD, M. E.—MCMORRIN, T., Cape Town, Nov. 5.
PLUMER, R. J. F.—POEZYN, J., Woodstock, Nov. 9.
REES, O.—MACFARLANE, A., Simon’s Town, Nov. 11.
RIES—ALLEN—On Nov. 16, at East London, Nicholas Ries to Rosaline Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thos. Burnett Allen, Assistant Cashier H. M. Dockyard, Portsmouth, and Mrs. Allen, 47a, Castle Road, Southsea.
RITCHIE—COPELAND—At Johannesburg (by special licence), George R. Ritchie, Standard Bank, Johannesburg, and formerly of Montrose, to Mrs. Ada M. Copeland, of Highbury, London.
TURNBULL—VAN WYK—On Dec. 4, at Johannesburg, Arthur Turnbull, late of the 21st Imperial Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), youngest son of W. J. Turnbull, Fitzroy Road, Regent’s Park, to Nellie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Van Wyk, Anderson Street, Johannesburg.
WHYTE—WATSON—On Dec. 5, at St. Margaret’s Church, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry, William Whyte, of Johannesburg, to Catherine Mary, second daughter of D. B. Watson, of Panmurefield, Dundee.
WRIGHT—BUSH—On Dec. 9, at St. John’s Church, Durban, John Leaf, eldest son of the late William James Wright, solicitor, Wisbech, to Eleanor Lucy (Nellie), eldest daughter of late Edward Hemsley Bush, of Blackheath, London.

DEATHS

BATEMAN—On Nov. 2, at Leeuw River, Ellen, the beloved wife of Percy H. Bateman.
BODEN—On Dec. 4, at Lauder, Margaret, wife of Walter J. H. Boden, late of 2, Balmoral Terrace, Southampton, and second daughter of the late Thomas Mill, Spottiswoode.
BONNES, F., Mouille Point, Nov. 9, aged 51.
BURNETT—On Dec. 6, at Southwold, Suffolk, Edgar Whitmore, aged 29 years, the beloved second son of Walter W. and Fanny L. Burnett, of the Glebe, Sutton, Surrey.
CATTO, J., Port Elizabeth, Nov. 8.
DUNCAN—On Nov. 4, in South Africa, John, second son of Andrew Duncan, and beloved husband of Elizabeth McNeil.
DUTHIE—In the month of September, in Natal, John Duthie, son of the late Captain William Duthie, of Peterhead and London.
MARSH—On Oct. 18, at Maritzburg, Charles James Marsh, aged 68.
SPARKES—On Dec. 1, at Fort Johnston, Edgar Joseph Sparkes, Lieutenant R.N.R., youngest son of the late Rev. Weston Joseph Sparkes, of Oak Cliff, near Dawlish.
STEWART—On Nov. 7, at Vereeniging (result of a railway accident) Andrew Cairns Stewart, aged 28, beloved husband of Jessie Scott Rarity, and youngest son of the late Charles Stewart, Winchburgh.

STIRLING—On Nov. 7, accidentally drowned at Scotsburg, Benjamin Trocher Stirling, late sergeant, Thorneycroft’s Horse, second son of Mrs. Stirling, Kippendavie Mains, Dunblane.
THERON, J. J., Worcester, Nov. 6, aged 56.
WRIGHT, A., Observatory, Nov. 10.

MISSING RELATIVES

(Under this heading we give from week to week, at a small charge, particulars of cases where long-lost relatives are being sought for by their friends and connections in this country. Information relating thereto, if sent to the Editor of “South Africa,” 39, Old Broad Street, London, E.C., will, so far as is possible, be communicated to the parties concerned.

Robert J. BERRIDGE was last heard of at Johannesburg in 1898. Nephews ask.
Fred C. ZIERVOGEL, used to travel with Dr. Seichmann, of Pretoria; last heard of in 1898 from Krolingsport. Sister Carrie inquires.
MCDONALD—News wanted of John McDonald. Last heard of in February, 1901, at Willowmore Hospital. His sister Emmie inquires.
John and William TIMMS are inquired for by sister Rose. John lived at Gorton, Manchester in 1900; William was with the Yeomanry in South Africa two years ago.
Alice DEARNE last wrote from Ermelo eight years ago. Brother Alfred asks.
Harry CAMERON, who left Aberdeen for Cape Town in 1896, was heard of in Kimberley, 1897. Any news thankfully received by his sister, Mrs. Wood.
Jacobus and Jan (born at Lower Paarl) DU TOIT, sons of Dirk Jacobus Du Toit, were last heard of near Kimberley 22 years ago. Sister, Elizabeth Du Toit, enquires.
Augustus OVEY, who sailed from Southampton about 23 years ago for Cape of Good Hope, is enquired for by Kate Kelly.
Relatives of W. H. JENKINS, of Brecon, South Wales, who was killed in the Zulu War, are sought by his son.
Caroline FREE, who left England 21 years ago for South Africa (maiden name STEVENSON), is enquired for by her sister, Gertrude Bingham.
Michael KEOGAN, who left Dublin about seven years ago for South Africa, was last heard of from Cape Town. His mother, Mary Keogan, enquires.
H. PRICE was in Hob Street, Cape Town, in 1890. J. Ambrose asks.

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A peculiar incident occurred at Durban on a recent morning, when a telephone wire was by some means brought into contact with some electric light wires, with the result that the telephone wires fused at a number of shops in the vicinity, and several slight outbreaks of fire occurred, which were, however, extinguished. It is thought that this may possibly lead to the discovery of the cause of other fires in town.

19 December 1903

BIRTHS

ALLENE, Mrs. L. J.—Diep River, Nov. 16, a son.
BAILLIE—At Hex River, Nov. 15, the wife of Mr. Alexr. Baillie, a daughter.
BARRETT, Mrs. J.—Touws River, Nov. 9, a daughter.
BLUME, Mrs. G. T.—Claremont, Nov. 17, a son.
CADELL, Mrs. J. F.—Durban, Nov. 12, a son.
COLLINS, Mrs. H.—Berea, Nov. 12, a daughter.
GIE, Mrs. J. C.—Riet Vlei, Nov. 10, a daughter.
HUDSON, Mrs. R. G.—Mowbray, Nov. 15, a son.
KINGMA, Mrs. J. C.—Cape Point Lighthouse, Nov. 15, a son.
KITCH, Mrs. E. P.—Kenilworth, Nov. 9, a son.
MANN, Mrs. W.—Observatory, Nov. 16, a son.
MEADE, Mrs. W.—Sea Point, a son.
MULLIGAN, Mrs. T. W. A.—Salt River, Nov. 15, a daughter.
MUNRO—At Waverley Villa, Durban, on the 7th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Munro (nee Mary P. Cooper) a daughter.
PHILLIPS—At Nottingham, Dec. 9, the wife of R. L. Phillips, of Salisbury, a son.
ROBEY, Mrs. L. E.—D’Urbanville, Nov. 17, a son.
SCOTT—At Windsorton, near Kimberley, on the 8th inst., the wife of Robert Scott, Manager of the Windsorton Diamonds, Limited, a son.
SLADDIN, Mrs. T. A.—Rondebosch, Nov. 17, a daughter.
STEENSMA, Mrs. P. B.—Wynberg, Nov. 17, a daughter.
STOCKEN—On Oct. 15, at Durban, “Cissie,” the wife of William Stocken, barrister, of a daughter (Florence Cecily).

MARRIAGES

CAMERON, H. M.—BORLAND, S.—Maritzburg, Nov. 5.
CRAWFORD—SPILHAUS—At St. Barnabas Church, Cape Town, on Dec. 10, Lawrence Crawford, D.Sc., Professor of Mathematics, South African College, to Annie Magdalena, daughter of William Spilhaus, Cape Town.
EDMISTON—HITZEROTH—At the residence of the bride’s uncle, Johannesburg, on the 9th ult., Ronald L. Edmiston, son of John Edmiston, of Brumelands, Bishopbriggs, to Margaret Gibson Hitzeroth, Johannesburg.
GREY, G. H.—LAMB, J.—Mowbray, Nov. 12.
JACKSON—CANHAM—On Sept. 29, at St. John’s Church, Bulawayo, Robert Jackson, of Shiloh, to Beatrice Dobree, daughter of George Walton Canham, of Surbiton.
JONES, J.—HILL, L.—Woodstock, Nov. 11.
SINTON—RAE—At Kenhardt, on the 7th inst., Joseph R. Sinton, M.B., C.M., to Isabella Macleod, youngest daughter of the late Rev. John Ellis Rae, of Duntocher.
WELLS-LEMAISTRE—On the 7th ult., at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Maritzburg, Edward, second son of Alfred D. Wells, of Sinodun, Wallingford, to Evelyn, third daughter of J. L. B. Lemaistre, of Jersey

DEATHS

AIRTH, A.—Bellair, Nov. 16, aged 70.
BAYNHAM—On the 8th ult., in the Government Service, at Clanwilliam, aged 20, Ralph Verner, eldest and dearly-loved son of Captain and Mrs. H. Baynham, of the Tyne Training Ship, H.M.S. Wellesley.
BELL—At Mossel Bay, on Nov. 14, Charles D. E. Bell, of H.M. Customs, son of the late Charles D. Bell, Surveyor-General, Cape of Good Hope, and of 4, Glencairn Crescent, Edinburgh.
BERLANDINA—On the 8th inst., at Nice, of heart failure, after a long illness, Edward Emanuel Berlandina, 52 years of age, formerly of Berlandina Brothers and Company, London, and of Berlandina and Herbert, Johannesburg.
BICCARD—On the 11th inst., at Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard, Elise, widow of C. W. Thalman Biccard, M.D., of Cape Town, aged 66.
BUDLER, Mrs. J. F.—D’Urbanville, Nov. 18, aged 78.
COHEN, M.—Johannesburg, Nov. 15, aged 16.
COLLIER—On the 11th inst., at Johannesburg, in her 22nd year, Margaret Laura Biddulph, the beloved wife of Cuthbert Grey Collier, and third daughter of the late Theophilus Biddulph Pinchard.
CONWAY—On the 15th ult., at Bedford, George, the beloved son of Thomas and Helen Conway, Home View, Wimbledon.
FRY—On Nov. 12, at Lourenco Marques, of fever, Richard Henry Octavius, the beloved second son of the late Richard Henry Fry, of Norwood, and of Gertrude E. F. Fry, of Gordon House, Victoria Road, Worthing, aged 28.
HESSE, L.—Durban, Nov. 9, aged 43.
KOHNE, M. D. C.—Wynberg, Nov. 17, aged 41.
MACCALLUM—At 3, Kimberley Villas, Observatory, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Elizabeth Leslie, aged 63 years.
OWEN—On Nov. 13, 1908, at noon, killed by lightning at Wedzas, Belingwe, Thelwall Rufus Gwynne, youngest son of the late Hugh Gwynne Owen, aged 21 years.
PITTWAY—On Dec. 15, at 37, Warwick Road, Maida Vale, W., suddenly, of heart failure, Dr. H. Edgar Lincoln Pittway, late of Stansted, Essex, aged 37.
REYNOLDS—At Maritzburg, on Nov. 8, Charles Smith, only surviving son of Andrew Reynolds, 29, East London Street, Edinburgh, aged 28 years.
TUKE—At Durban, on the 6th inst., of enteric fever, Charles William Tuke, youngest son of the late C. W. Tuke, Paymaster, R.N., and of Mrs. Tuke, Ivy Garth, Shooters Hill, London, S.E.
WAGNER, F.—Raithby, Nov. 16, aged 71.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“Big Game Shooting in S.E. Africa”

To the Editor of “South Africa”
Sir—The cover of the above book, noticed by you last week, bears a design similar to that on the cover of my “Pictures of Travel, Sport and Adventure.” As it was designed by myself, it is a piece of impertinence on the part of Mr. Fisher Unwin to appropriate it. As Australian boomerangs and Maori mere-meres form part of it, it is exceeding apposite to Mr. Findlay’s book!
Yours faithfully, G. Lacy
Sandgate, December 14, 1903.

IS THIS TRUE?

To the Editor of “South Africa”
Sir—As your leading note in the issue of September 5 on the Alliance between England and Portugal might mislead more Britishers to try their fortunes under the Portuguese flag, they should be warned that the alleged friendship only exists between the Kings. It is not possible for a Britisher to get justice or any protection here. About the best money-making business in this country is selling drink to Kafirs, “As the laws in the British Colonies do not allow it;” so the Kafirs cross the border and buy all they want. A Britisher might have a canteen licence and not be allowed to sell to a Kafir, while Portuguese on both sides of him can do so. After all these professions of friendship, a Britisher should have a fair field. As a rule he does not want any favours. The Portuguese official is about the nicest man in the world to meet; but when you want to do business, although he will promise anything, he will shuffle till Doomsday. It does not matter what line of business a Britisher might try, he will find that he is so heavily handicapped as to make it impossible for him to make any headway. If he tries to get a farm, he can not get his titles clear, and Portuguese subjects can plunder his timber, &c., at their sweet will, and it is only a waste of time for him to complain to the officials, as there is no redress. In fact, it is about the last place in this world where any British men or money ought to go, the so-called Alliance notwithstanding.
I Am, &c.,
One Who Has Proved It To His Sorrow.
Portuguese East Africa,
October 5, 1903.

George Owen, a smartly-dressed Australian, was charged at the Durban police Court recently with being an idle and suspicious person. Detective Radford said that the accused was trying to sell what appeared to be ingots of gold. Witness and other detectives stopped him on the Umgeni Road, and found in his bag three bars of brass. The accused stated that he was a runner, and used the bars for training purposes. The magistrate did not accept this explanation, and sentenced the prisoner to one month’s imprisonment with hard labour.

26 December 1903

BIRTHS

FRANKS—On the 16th inst., at her father’s residence, 59, Ridge Road, Stroud Green, N., the wife (nee Orford) of K. L. Franks, of Cape Town, a daughter.
ROGERS—On Dec. 20, at 58, Holland Park, W., the wife of Henry Pearson Rogers (of Johannesburg), of a son.
WESTLEY, Mrs. A. C.—Camperdown, Nov. 20, a daughter.

MARRIAGES

CRAKE—FRIEDBERGER—On Dec. 19, at St. Mark’s, North Audley Street, W., Eldred A. Crake, Rhodesian Civil Service, to Rosa Maud, elder daughter of Julius Friedberger, 2, Portman Square, W.
CURRIE—MILLAR—On Nov. 17, at the South End Presbyterian Church, Port Elizabeth, John Currie, late of Partick and Newtongrange, to Christina Hunter, eldest daughter of James Monkswood, Newtongrange, Mid-Lothian.
DUFF—BURTON—On Oct. 20, at Wesleyan Chapel, Cape Town, Alexander Duff, of Bulawayo, to Isabel Burton, youngest daughter of Newark Burton, Saltburn, Yorkshire.
DUNCAN—MACKINNON—On Nov. 18, at Mowbray, Roger, eldest son of J. R. Duncan, to Flora Shaw, younger daughter of the late D. MacKinnon and Mrs. D. MacKinnon.
SWAIN—HIGSON—On Dec. 18, at Failsworth, Leonard Hartley Swain, second son of the late Mr. Walter Swain, of Bolton and Durban, to Laura Gladys Daisy, only daughter of Mr. Hugh Higson, Failsworth Lodge.
TARTE—TARTE—On Thursday, the 17th inst., at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, Ernest Edmund Frederick, son of the late Colonel Edmund Tarte, South Wales Borderers (24th) and Durban Mounted Rifles, to Ada Rose, younger daughter of the late William Tarte, Australian Mounted Police, of Egham.
WILLIAMS—WATSON—On Dec. 16, 1903, at Cape Town, Edward Charles, son of H. C. Williams, of Cape Town, formerly of Bishopston, Bristol, to Mary Agnes, daughter of the late John Watson, of Dyers’ Hall, E.C., and 22, Highbury New Park, N., and of Mrs. Watson, of Airlie, 13, Beckenham Road, Beckenham.

DEATHS

BROWN—On Nov. 11, at Vryburg, of rheumatic fever, aged 29 years, Andrew Asher Brown, L.R.C.P.S., only son of the late Dr. Hugh Brown, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, and grandson of the late Rev. Dr. Alex. MacLeod, Birkenhead.
MACKENZIE—On Nov. 22, at Strathallan, Queenstown, Lizzie Reid, beloved wife of Aeneas MacKenzie, merchant, Cape Colony, and fourth daughter of the late Henry Nairn, Bridge of Allan.
PITTWAY—On Dec. 15, at 37, Warwick Road, Maida Vale, W., Dr. H. Edgar Lincoln Pittway, aged 37, suddenly, of heart failure, late of Stansted, Essex.
RATTRAY—On Nov. 20, at the Nursing Home, Pretoria, of enteric fever, Chas. M. Rattray, youngest son of the late Thomas Rattray, Wishaw, and Mrs. Rattray, 5, University Avenue, Hillhead, aged 22.
REELAND—On Nov. 18, Charles John Reeland, late Cape Mounted Police, fifth son of P. Y. Reeland, aged 37.
TUDHOPE—On Dec. 22, at Sydenham, the Hon. John Tudhope, aged 67.
WILSON—On Dec. 15, at Johannesburg, Isabella Sommerville Wilson, daughter of Mr. Hugh Wilson, late of Blantyre, aged 19.
WISE, Mrs. A.—Durban, Nov. 16.

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