Graaff-Reinet Herald 1853 - 3 - July to September
Wednesday 13 July 1853
The undersigned, agents for sale of erven at Hope Town (Duvenaar’s Fontein), in North Middleveld, give notice that a Public Sale will be held at Hope Town on Monday the 22nd August next at 1 o’clock pm, of all the erven that remained unsold in May last. Only 17 erven having been then sold for Rds 15,000, principally to farmers in the neighbourhood, leaving many of the most valuable erven yet open
F. GILFILLAN & G. RAWSTORNE
A Cripple Sets Aside his Crutches after Ten Years Suffering…
Copy of a letter from Mr. THOMPSON, Chemist, Liverpool, dated August 20th 1852
To Professor Holloway:
Dear Sir, I am enabled to furnish you with a most extraordinary cure effected by your invaluable ointment and pills, which has astonished every person acquainted with the sufferer. About ten years ago Mr. W. CUMMINS of Saltney Street in this town was thrown from his horse, whereby he received very serious injuries; he had the best medical advice at the time and was afterwards an inmate of various infirmaries, yet he grew worse, and at length a malignant running ulcer settled in his hip, which so completely crippled him that he could not move without crutches for nearly ten years. Recently he began to use your ointment and pills, which have now healed the wound, strengthened his limb, and enabled him to dispense with his crutches, so that he can walk with the greatest ease, and with renewed health and vigour.
Messrs. BARRY & NEPHEWS, Swellendam, Port Beaufort, Bredasdorp, Zwarteberg, Riversdale; Messrs. BARRY & Co, Mossel Bay and George Town; Messrs. VAN DER BYL & DENYSSON, Malagas; Messrs. BAUMANN Brothers, Bloem Fontein; Messrs. MOSENTHAL Brothers & Co, Burghersdorp; Messrs. MOSENTHAL Brothers, Graaff-Reinet; Mr. HEURTLEY, Hottentot Holland’s Kloof; Mr. J.S. BOSMAN, Stellenbosch.
Appointed Agent H.C. ROBINSON
Wednesday 3 August 1853
Married in St.James Church, Graaff-Reinet by the Rev. Wm. LONG, on Friday 29th ult, George INNES, third son of J. Rose INNES Esq LLD, to Catherine Susan, second daughter of the late James MARTIN Esq, Suffolk, England.
PASSENGERS TO COLESBERG
A train of wagons starts every third week from Messrs. MEINTJES & DIXON’s stores, in this town, for Colesberg. A favourable opportunity is thus presented for those parties who may wish to go to that town, or Bloemfontein, as wagons are leaving every week for that part of the country. The proprietor of the wagons accompanies the train himself – so that passengers may be assured of every attention to their comfort which it is possible to bestow.
Graaff-Reinet 20th July 1853
Wednesday 24 August 1853
Mr. R. RUTHERFOORD
Law, General & Commission Agent, Richmond
Any business entrusted to his care will be transacted with punctuality and dispatch
Birth on Monday 22nd instant, the lady of W.J. DIXON of a daughter
THE GRAAFF-REINET HERALD
The First Number of the Herald’s Second Year
This week we have the gratification of presenting, in the first number of our second year, an enlarged paper, and although we do not ambitiously emulate the gigantic proportions of the Graham’s Town Journal, nor the versatile powers of the double-tongued Commercial Advertiser (we refer, of course, to its being printed in two languages), yet we venture to hope that our columns will be adequate to the requirements of the community we serve. Our present size is an increase of one fourth, and we trust that the interest of the paper will also be proportionate.
We cannot close this necessarily curtailed article without gratefully acknowledging the support we have received, and we rely confidently upon its continuance as long as we do our best to deserve it.
Monday Aug 1st 1853
Prince PHILLIPS for theft – 1 month with hard labour; 3 first and 3 last days solitary confinement
Isaac WILLIAMS, selling spirits without licence. Fined £10 or one month’s imprisonment
Spaas, Kaffir girl, absconding from service. 3 days solitary confinement.
Tuesday Aug 2nd 1853
Flora, Applum, Mietje, Dela, Annabel, Abraham – drunkenness and breach of the peace. 3 days imprisonment with hard labour
Monday 8th Aug 1853
Betsy MENTOOR, drunkenness and breach of the peace. Being an old offender sentenced to £1 or one month hard labour.
Lys, same offence. Sentenced to 5s or 5 days hard labour
Robert SMITH, lying drunk in the street. Fined £1 or 1 month hard labour. Fine paid.
Piet SMIT, Dutchman, for selling wines &c without a licence. Fined £10 or 1 month hard labour
Cornelius VOS, same offence. Fined £10, which was paid
Monday 15th Aug
Vigiland, for stealing seven half crowns from Cobus SMIT. Sentence 1 month with hard labour
Hermanus, drunkenness and breach of the peace. Being a bad character he was sentenced to 1 month’s hard labour
Mark HALEY, drunkenness and breach of the peace
Thomas NOURSE, same offence, both sentenced to 1 month’s hard labour
John HENON, for selling spirits without a licence. Fined £10 or 1 month hard labour
Thomas BRENT, residing in Swarte Ruggens, for selling spirits without a licence. Fined £10, which was paid. There were two informations but one was withdrawn
George BURNAM, for selling spirits without a licence. Three informations, but two were withdrawn. Fined £10, which was paid
M.S. PARKINS, for selling liquor without a licence. Three informations, two cases were proved and one was withdrawn. Fined £10 each
Mietje JASNYN, lying drunk in the street. An old offender. Fined £1 or 1 month hard labour
Friday Aug 19 1853
Piet HOLLANDER and Simon PIERS, storebreaking and stealing a quantity of brandy from the store of Mr. BURGER, Dornplaats. This had been referred to the Attorney General, who ordered it to be tried at the Magistrate’s Court. Sentence 1 month hard labour.
Wednesday 31 August 1853
In an early part of next month it is proposed to open a Junior Class in the Government School for the higher branches. The subjects will be Latin, Geometry, Algebra and the Physical Sciences – terms one guinea a quarter. Parties wishing to have their children instructed in these branches are requested to make an early application.
G. BREMNER AM
Master of Government School
1st August 1853
To the Honourable R. SOUTHEY Esq
Sir, Allow us to offer our sincere congratulation on your return to the Colony, fully re-instated as you are in the arduous and responsible office of Acting Secretary to the Government.
Our previous knowledge of your character had prepared us for the result of your appeal to Her Majesty’s Government, as we never believed that your official conduct could have deserved or justified so extreme a measure as your suspension from office.
That you may long be spared to fulfil with benefit to the community and honour to yourself the arduous duties of your office is our sincere wish.
We have the honour to subscribe ourselves, Sir
Your most obedient servants
A. MOSENTHAL JP
Skelton E. WIMBLE
John HEUGH JP
M. DU TOIT
Alfred ESSEX Sen
A. MURRAY JP
Capt. R.H. RUBIDGE RN
Samuel BURRELL Jun
Henry E. BLUNDELL
H.A. ENSLIN JP
N.V VAN DER MERWE
A.P. RUBIDGE JP
J.C. WERTSZ Sen
Thomas VEITCH JP
Thomas Ormond COLE
J.G. VAN ASWEGEN
Richard B. RUNDLE
C.H.J. VAN ASWEGEN
John DU TOIT
G.H. VAN RENSBURG
Patrick C. ROSS
J.H.B. VAN BLERK
Wednesday 7 September 1853
Died on the 1st instant, Isabella, wife of William J. DIXON Esq, in the 36th year of her age.
Wednesday 28 September 1853
Thomas COLE, Saddler &c
Who is about leaving Graaff-Reinet, offers for sale the whole of his stock in trade, consisting of Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Spurs, Saddlebags and various other articles connected with the trade.
T.C. requests that all parties having any claims against him will send in their accounts for settlement, and all parties indebted to him are requested to settle their respective accounts within two months from this date.
Graaff-Reinet 28th Sep 1853
Election of Henry BLAINE Esq
The following gentlemen form the Committee for securing Mr. BLAINE’s return to the Legislative Council
N. BIRKENRUTH, Chairman of Committee
S.D. MANDY Esq
James TEMLETT Esq
Thomas NELSON Esq
Robert HOLLAND Esq
J.G. FRANKLIN Esq
The committee meet every Thursday afternoon at four o’clock at the office of the Chairman, and it is requested that all communications be addressed to the undersigned
W.M. JAFFRAY, Secretary
Graham’s Town, September 10th 1853
Birth at Graaff-Reinet on Saturday 24th instant, at the residence of John HEUGH Esq, Mrs. John RYNEVELD of a son