Graaff-Reinet Herald 1856 - 2 - April to June
Saturday 5 April 1856
MULTUM IN PARVO
The undersigned begs leave to inform the public that having obtained a licence he has opened his premises in Market Square as an hotel under the name of
Where travelers and others will meet with every accommodation. The undersigned flatters himself that in the course of his travels he has acquired a knowledge of what hotels ought to be, and he pledges himself that he will use that knowledge to secure the comfortable accommodation of those parties who may favour him with their patronage.
Good stabling and forage.
NB During the winter evenings frequenters of the hotel can obtain Welsh Rabbits and hot whisky punch after the old English style.
Graaff Reinet April 1st 1856
Birth at the Kasouga River, Lower Albany on the 29th March 1856, Mrs. Henry C. BLUNDELL of a daughter
Overleden op den 20ste Maart, Jan Christoffel VAN DEN BERG, in den ouderdom van omtrent 75 jaren, ten huise van den Heer S.A. HARHOFF.
Graaff Reinet 3 April 1856
Saturday 19 April 1856
Birth at Graaff Reinet on the 18th inst, Mrs. FEHRSZEN of a son
In consequence of people troubling me since licences have been granted for the sale of brandy and wine, I the undersigned do hereby give them warning that I shall give them brandy in their eyes if they continue to trouble me. I keep a shop but do not sell spirits.
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF GRAAFF REINET & RICHMOND
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society has been further adjourned until Wednesday evening the 14th May next, when the election of members of the committee will take place, and the accounts of the Society be submitted
By order of the Committee
G.A. WATERMEYER, Secretary
Saturday 26 April 1856
Birth at Graaff Reinet on the 22nd instant, the wife of the Rev. Wm. Anderson STEABLER of a daughter
Birth at Burghersdorp on the 20th instant, Mrs. Otto PETERS of a son
GRAAFF REINET RIFLE CORPS
A full meeting of the members of the Graaff Reinet Mounted Rifle Corps took place at the office of the Treasurer, P. CARO Esq, on Wednesday evening the 9th instant. Mr. M.H. BENJAMIN, having been voted into the chair, opened the proceedings by reading a letter that had been addressed to the Governor relative to the formation of the Corps, and submitting the Rules, as also the Governor’s reply thereto, likewise the opinion of the Attorney General, stating that Mr. HEUGH might fill the office of Captain of the Corps, as well as Captain of the Burghers. The meeting next proceeded to ballot for officers with the following results, viz:
It was unanimously resolved that the Civil Commissioner be requested to accept the nominal appointment of Commandant to the Corps.
Mr. John HEUGH was declared to be Captain, Mr. H. ADDISON 1st Lieut. & Adjutant, J.H. ROSELT 2nd Lieut. & Adjutant, Mr. P. CARO Quartermaster.
Two members more were admitted, and thanks having been voted to the late committee, as also to the Chairman, the meeting adjourned.
It is understood an early muster will take place for rifle practice, and we may expect soon to see this Corps turn out mounted and in full uniform.
Saturday 10 May 1856
To the Honorable Legislative Assembly for the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, in Parliament assembled:
The petition of the undersigned inhabitants of the District of Graaff Reinet humbly sheweth
That you petitioners have observed with great satisfaction that His Excellency the Governor of this Colony has directed the attention of your Hon. House to the subject of European Immigration for this Colony.
That your petitioners fully concur in the desirability of introducing a large number of tradesmen and mechanics, as also agricultural and house servants, as a great want of such classes is experienced in all parts of the Colony, and especially in this Division.
That your petitioners are of the opinion that it is hopeless to expect that any considerable number of immigrants of good character will come to this Colony unless the inducement of free passage be held out to them.
That, as your petitioners are aware that the ordinary sources of revenue are inadequate to afford the means of supplying the necessary funds for immigration, your petitioners would humbly suggest that your Hon. House should with as little delay as possible sanction the plan proposed by His Excellency the Governor for raising the amounts required, as your petitioners are of the opinion that no other plan holds out equal facilities.
That your petitioners, with all deference to your Honorable House, would advise that the funds raised should be entrusted to the Executive of this Colony as, from its connection with the Imperial Government, it would be best able to expend the funds of the Colony with proper economy and efficiency, by being enabled to avail itself of the services and experience of British Emigration Commissioners.
That your petitioners would therefore humbly and earnestly request your Honorable House to empower the Executive of the Colony to carry out the proposed plan of immigration without delay; and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray &c
J.L. LEEB JP
John DU TOIT
A. MURRAY JP
J.J. MEINTJES JP zoon
A. LILIENFELD MD
A.P. RUBIDGE JP
Henry C. BLUNDELL
Alfred ESSEX Sen
Alfred ESSEX Jun
William H. RABONE
J. JUDD Sen
J. JUDD Jun
REQUISITION to the Municipal Commissioners of Graaff Reinet
Gentlemen, We the undersigned inhabitants of Graaff Reinet feel compelled again to draw your attention to a nuisance which daily becomes more objectionable, and which seriously affects the health and comfort of many residents in Parsonage Street and the neighbourhood, hoping that some immediate steps will be taken to investigate the complaint, and remove the cause of it. It is probably known to Commissioners that a Slaughter House &c has lately been opened in Parsonage Street by Mr. F. JOUBERT, which premises are close to the street, and unprovided with any proper means of removing the daily accumulations of blood and offal. In consequence these disgusting substances at all times give forth the most filthy and sickening stenches, causing great annoyance in the neighbourhood, and especially in the evening becoming unbearable. So much is this the case that it is impossible to remain upon the stoeps, and doors and windows must be kept closed, in the vain hope of excluding these poisonous exhalations from our dwellings.
In addition to the constant annoyance we feel from this extremely offensive nuisance, we beg to remind Commissioners that should any epidemic or contagious disease visit Graaf Reinet, those persons will suffer a greatly increased risk of infection whose misfortune it is to reside near such ill-regulated slaughter houses as the one referred to; and a most serious responsibility will rest upon the Municipal Commissioners, as the guardians of this town, should they neglect these timely warnings, or think them unworthy of the attention of a public body.
For these reasons we hope that the Commissioners will promptly carry out the propose measure of removing all slaughter houses from the town to some suitable locality in the suburbs; but we trust that in the meantime you will investigate the particular nuisance complained of, and use your authority to abate it.
We have the honour to be, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servants,
Henry C. BLUNDELL
P. VAN COLLER
Wm. H. RABONE
D.J. VAN RYNEVELD
C. VAN BLOMMESTEIN
J.W. DE GERTH
Mrs. Honoratus VAN RYNEVELD
Mrs, Josias BRINK
Mrs. T.K. DOREY
Sarah Eliza ESSEX
Saturday 31 May 1856
All parties having claims against Mr. Edward HIND of “Weltevreden” are requested to file the same at the office of the undersigned on or before the 30th June next
FARM FOR SALE by private contract
Mr. C.A. CILLIERS intending to change his residence has instructed the undersigned to offer for sale by private contract his Farm, being formerly part of the Farm “Klipfontein”, in extent 3745 morgen and 20 roods, situate in the Fieldcornetcy of Agter op Sneeuwberg in the Division of Graaff Reinet. This farm is so well known as an excellent sheep walk, and good for all kinds of stock, that it needs no recommendations. Conditions favourable. Apply to
Saturday 7 June 1856
Begs to inform the public that he has removed his shop from Church Street to more convenient premises in Market Square, next door to Mr. HUMPHRIES’ hotel, and hopes to receive the continued support of his friends.