Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1885 05 May

Monday 1 May 1885

UNIVERSITY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
SCHOOL ELEMENTARY EXAMINATION 1884
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTS

FIRST CLASS
  1 W.G. BENNIE, Lovedale
  3 W. FOWLDS, Pub. Sch, Grahamstown
  7 Edith FEATHERSTONE, Colleg’te Girls Sch, K.W.Town
  8 M. PEEBLES, Colleg’te Girls Sch, K.W.Town
  9 Mary O’CONNOR, Conv. Sch. K.W.Town
11 Fanny BROWN, Wesl High Sch, Girls, Queenstown
13 E.M. QUAIL, P School, Clumber Pt.Alfred
14 D.G. COLLETT, P School, Uitenhage
15 W.M. CLOETE, Bowden Academy; Lucilla SPRIGG, P School, Panmure
18 Alice SMITH, Colleg’te Girls Sch, K.W.Town
19 Martha DALL, Miss Hall’s High School, Graaff-Reinet
20 W. ESPIN, S.Andrew’s Coll, Grahamstown
23 Alice TIDMASH, Wes High Sch for Girls, Grahamstown
25 G. CHRISTIE, Grey Inst, P.E.
28 J. DALLAS, Pub. School, East London W.
30 Maria DANCKWERTS, Miss Blaine’s School, Fort Beaufort
33 A.H. WARREN, Pub. School, Komgha
34 H. WARREN, Kei Road Sch K.W.T.
39 J.P. ANDERSON, Gill Coll, Somerset East
40 P. DINGLE, Pub. Sch, Grahamstown
41 Frances TUDHOPE, Miss Blaine’s Sch, Fort B.
52 T. PATERSON, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth
53 Kate JEROME, Wesleyan High School for Girls, Grahamstown
55 Isabella MURRAY, Priv. Tuit. Grahamstown; L. POTGIETER, Gram. School, Alexandria
59 Grace MURRAY, Coll. Girls’ School, K.W. Town
61 F.W. ROSS, P. Sch, Lady Grey (Aliwal North)
63 Florence ORGILL, Conv. Sch, Grahamstown
64 C.P. DU PLESSIS, P.S, Middelburg
66 A. ROBERTS, P.S, Cradock
71 Carolina LEVINGS, Convent School, Grahamstown
75 W. KENNERLEY, S.And. Coll, G’town; R. REID, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth; Alice TUDHOPE, Miss Blaine’s S, F.Beaufort
79 M. GREY, P.Sch, Cradock
81 G. BOMPASS, P. Sch, Panmure; M. LANGFIELD, Dale Coll, K.W. Town
85 W. YATES, Dale Coll, K.W. Town
86 Clarence SKEAD, Grey Inst, P Elizabeth; Evelyn TILLBROOK, Wesl High Sch for Girls, Grahamstown
89 F. FLYNN, Dane Coll, K.W. Town
91 Enid RENNIE, Wesl High Sch Girls, Grahamstown
93 Helen GIDDY, Convent Sch, K.W.T.
96 A. SISSING, Dale Coll, K.W. Town
99 Martha CLACK, Lovedale Institution; A.C. FULLER, Dale Coll, K.W. Town
103 Lulu BARRABLE, Coll. Girls’ Sch, K.W.T.
104 Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth
107 A.E. PULLEN, P.S. Komgha; Henrietta WILLIAMS, Convent Sch, Grahamstown
110 E. HAYES, S.August. Sch, Port Elizabeth; J.H. KLASIN, P.S. Middelburg; Edith LOMAX, P.S. Southwell, P.Alfred
115 Cuthbert SKEAD, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth
118 G. COPELAND, P Sch, Grahamstown; Susan SCHIMPER, Miss Hall’s High Sch, Graaffreinet
120 A. HOFMEYR, Gill Coll, Somerset East; W. McINTYRE, Dale Coll, K.W. Town
125 G. KNOBEL, P.S. Panmure; Alice WEBB, P.S. Panmure
132 R. HARPER, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth; G. LAWRANCE, P Sch, Grahamstown
137 Jessie SHEPERD, P Sch, Colesberg
138 Sam MAQUAIN, Lovedale Inst.
142 M. McDONALD, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth
144 T. GARDNER, Bowden Academy
149 W. CRITCHFIELD, Convt. of Sac. Ht, East London
152 A.R. INNES, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth
153 Cecilia MELKINYS, Lovedale Inst.
158 Gertrude LONGDEN, The Oaks S, Somst East
162 Mabel ROWLES, Coll Girls’ School KWT; L. WRIGHT, P.S. Panmure
165 Mary AMM, Wesl. High Sch for Girls, Grahamstown; Mary CRITCHFIELD, Conv. Sch KWT
168 R.J. WEBB, P.S. Dordrecht
170 W. SIMPKINS, Conv. Sac. Heart, East London; W. WATSON, Gill Coll, Somerset East
175 Edith TURPIN, Dioc. Girls’ Sch, Grahamstown
176 Lettie HART, Conv. Sch, KWT; Lavinia KILFOIL, Agnes REILLY, Miss Watson’s Sch, Bedford
182 H. MURRAY, E. London W.
187 S.B. BARTLETT, P.S. Clumber, Pt.Alfred; E. COLLETT, Cradock
189 H. ANDRE, Dale College, K.W.T.
193 Edith BROWN, Coll Girls’ Sch, KWT; Petronella MEYER, Riebeck Col, Uitenhage; H. POTGIETER, Gram. Sch, Alexandria
200 A. GARDINER, Bowden Academy
201 J. DAVITT, St.August. Sch, Port Elizabeth
204 Maud McCABE, Conv. Sch, Grahamstown; J.B. RENNIE, P.S. Bedford
206 G. HERBERT, Grey Inst, Port Elizabeth
207 Edith STAPLES, Wesl High Sch for Girls, Queenstown; J. BROTHERTON, Lovedale Institute
210 Josephine KITCHINGMAN, D.R. Seminary, Somerset East
212 A. MUNDELL, P.S. Tarkastad; Janet WALKER, Dioc. Girls’ Sch, G.T.
216 F. MILLER, P.S. Cradock
223 Katie HARPER, Conv. Sch, K.W.T.
227 Mary BRENNAN, Conv. Sch, K.W.T; Martha OCHSE, Miss Hall’s Hh Sch, G.R.
229 P. CRAVEN, S.And. Coll, G.T.
230 S. MOFFAT, St.Andrew’s Coll, Grahamstown; Ada ROTHMAN, Miss Hall’s Hh Sch, G.R.
232 T. KENNEDY, P.S. Cradock; F. MEADWAY, Miss Hall’s Hh Sch, G.R.
236 Ruth BRISTER, Miss Peacock’s Sch, Port Eliz; G. SEARLE, Priv. Tuit. P. Eliz.
238 C. CAIRNCROSS, Commercial Sch, Gr.T; R. RORKE, P. Sch, Fort Beaufort
243 G. WALKER, Grey Inst, P. Eliz.
244 E.A. BUTLER, Gill Coll, Somerset East; Mildred HUTCHINS, Miss Henchman’s Sch, Fort Beaufort
246 Ida PALMIER, Mrs. Bergh’s Sch, Uitenhage
249 Agnes ANDERSON, Miss Hayne’s High Sch for Girls, Somerset East
251 Rosa LANGE, Riebeck Coll, Uitenhage; J. MTOMBENI, Lovedale Institute
253 Charlotte HOFMEYR, D.R. Sem, Som. E.

SECOND CLASS
256 L. LANDREY, Coll. Girls’ Sch, K.W.T.
257 C. RAMSBOTTOM, P.S. Aliwal North
258 Annie PEARTON, P.S. Peddie
262 Linda BROWN, Wes High Sch Girls, Q.T.
264 R. MORTIMER, S.And Coll, Grahamstown
266 R. PRICE, P.S. Panmure
269 C. GRAHAM, P.S. Seymour; Emily WRIGHT, Wes H.S. Girls, Queen’s T
271 Minnie REYNOLDS, Wes H.S. Girls, Gr.T.
279 Winnifred COTTERELL, Conv. Sch, KWT; Annie WEBSTER, Conv. Sch, KWT
282 Grace BRENT, Miss Hall’s H S, Graaffreinet; F. WATSON, Holy Rosary Conv, Port Elizabeth
285 Mary TANCRED, St.Mary’s S, Kimberley
286 N. KUMALO, Lovedale Institute
288 P. WEDDERBURN, Public School, Grahamstown
292 F.G. BARNES, Academy, Bowden
295 J. MOSS, Public School, Dordrecht
298 H. McDONALD, High School, Queenstown
299 Mabel LONSDALE, Coll. Girls’ School, Kingwilliamstown
301 Katie WIDDICOMBE, Wesleyan High School Girls, Queenstown
302 E. GRIFFIN, Public School, Dordrecht
304 C. BAKKES, Public School, Alexandria; Katie NOONAN, St.Mary’s School, Kimberley; G. SMITH, St.Andrew’s College, Grahamstown
310 Hendrina SCHIMPER, Miss Hall’s High School, Graaffreinet; W. McWILLIAMS, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown
312 H. FRASER, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown; A. SHAW, Public School, Seymour
316 F. BRADLEY, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown; Ada KEMSLEY, Miss Peacock’s School, Port Elizabeth
319 Annie BOTHA, Public School, Seymour; Winifred KING, Miss Watson’s School, Bedford; H.A. VORSTER, Graaffreinet Coll.
324 Ada COWEN, Coll Girls’ School, Kingwilliamstown; J. LOCKE, Private Tuition, Grahamstown; Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE, Miss Hall’s High School, Graaffreinet
327 O.C. [OEHLOY], Gill College, Somerset East
328 J.N. HOFMEYR, Gill College, Somerset East; C. ORPEN, St.Andrew’s Coll, Grahamstown
333 M. BATES, Ladies’ College, Port Elizabeth; J. McGILLIVRAY, Lovedale Institution; J. SOUTHEY, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown
336 A. RAU, Public School, Panmure
343 Caroline COLE, All Saints, Wynberg; Mary SUTCLIFFE, Ladies’ College, Port Elizabeth
347 Florence GRAHAM, Public School, East Kowie
351 Minnie ADAMS, Tarka Sem, Tarkastad; G. BARKER, P S, Tarkastad; G. BROWN, P S, Komgha; Lydia ROWLAND, Rockland Sem, Cradock
361 A.C. GEARD, Graaffreinet College; E. ROBERTS, Public School, Grahamstown
363 J. BLAKEWAY, St.John’s College, Umtata; A. GLADWIN, Public School, Bedford
369 Florence SMITH, Wesleyan High School for Girls, Grahamstown
371 Alice LIND, All Saints, Wynberg
372 D. BAILIE, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown; E.J. MURPHY, Wesleyan Grammar School, Queenstown; G.P. VISSER, Graaffreinet College; J.J. WEBB, Public School, Komgha
379 R. HAYTON, St.Andrew’s College, Grahamstown
381 B.B. MURRAY, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown
382 W.J. DAVIDSON, Public School, Adelaide
383 R. HARDWICH, Public School, Komgha; M.K. McLEA, Graaffreinet College; B. MATETE, Lovedale Institution
389 M. DONNELLAN, Dale College Kingwilliamstown
391 J. EDWARDS, Public School, Grahamstown
393 Nellie FULLER, Coll. Girls’ School, Kingwilliamstown
394 G. OLIVER Diocesan Gr School, Port Elizabeth
396 Eliza BAKER, High School, Queenstown; Lilian WINDER, Coll. Girls’ School, Kingwilliamstown
398 J.A. THERON, Graaffreinet College
402 F. DUGMORE, Academy, Bowden; T. ROBINSON, Public School, Dordrecht
407 Estelle PULLEN, Holy Rosary Convent, Port Elizabeth
408 Florence GREEN, Riebeck Coll, Uitenhage
409 H. COWEN, Public School, Uitenhage
410 M. FOXCROFT, Public School, Peddie
415 H. DRAYTON, P. Sch. E. London W; G. RANDELL, Dale College, E. London W
421 H. COWIE, P S Komgha; Henrietta TAYLOR, Rockland Seminary, Cradock
424 P. DYER, S.Andrew’s Coll, Grahamstown; Edith LEARY, Umtata; Walter LEARY, St.John’s Coll, Umtata
429 Annie MAKUEGA, Lovedale Inst.
430 P. BEKKER, P S Stellenbosch
431 W. ERASMUS, Gill Coll, Somerset E; V. RAMSBOTTOM, P S Aliwal North
432 Christina LAMB, P S Montagu
439 G. FARRELL, P S Alice; T. RANDELL, Coll. Girls’ Sch, KWT
443 W. CLARKE, P S Alexandria
446 Kate CRAMOND, S.Mary’s Sch, Kimberley; Inez HAYTER, Dioc. Girls’ Sch, G.Town
452 M. THORSEN, P Sch, Q.Town
454 A. HARDING, P Sch, Dordrecht; J.C. WARREN, Kei Road Sch, KWT
456 Ellen DIXIE, Miss WATSON’s Sch, Bedford; Agnes HOLLAND, Miss Henchman’s Sch, Fort Beaufort
458 Florence ATTWELL, P S Panmure; S. COURT, S.Andrew’s Coll, G.Town; Catherine DICK, Lovedale Inst; O. HART, P S Panmure
464 Laura AYLIFF, Rockland Sem, Cradock; Bennetta LEPPAN, P S Southwell; J.C. SWART, P S Aberdeen
474 Ada NELSON, Dio. Girls’ Sch, Grahamstown
477 J.F. v HEERDEN J.P. Son, Gr-reinet Coll.
478 F. POTGIETER, P S Adelaide; Frances WIGGIL, Cont. School, K.W. Town
480 Katie HURWORTH, Miss Hull’s High Sch, Graaff-Reinet; Lily [SOCCULL], Ladies’ Coll, P.E.
482 W.A. McCALLUM, P S Alice
485 Charlotte WOODROFFE, Miss Hayne’s High School for Girls, Somerset East
489 F. SMITH, St.Paul’s Girls’ School, Port Elizabeth
491 Matilda SOBIKWA, Lovedale Inst.
492 Maria PIETERSEN, Rockland Seminary, Cradock
494 L. CRAWFORD, St.Paul’s Girls’ School, Port Elizabeth; Edith FLETCHER, Sch. Industry, Wynberg; G. O’HARA, P S Cathcart
500 Alice CLINTON, Conv. Sch. Grahamstown; Amy STILLWELL, West High Sch. Girls, Queenstown
502 C. PERKS, Public School, Cathcart
503 Sarah SCHIMPER, Miss Hall’s High Sch, Graaffreinet
506 E. HUMPHREY, Dale Coll, KWT
508 T. HAGAN, High School, Queenstown; Sophia INGLESBY, Good Hope Sem, Capetown; A. KEMSLEY, Grey Institute, Port Elizabeth
511 J. SISSISSON, St.Andrew’s College, Grahamstown
514 Ada HARPER, Miss Bergh’s School, Uitenhage; Susan HUMPHREYS, P School, Aberdeen
516 Katie BOLAND, Holy Rosary Convent, Port Elizabeth
517 Annie SMITH, Rockland Seminary, Cradock
518 T. VISSER, Graaffreinet Coll.
520 G.S. GARDNER, High School, Queenstown
522 Edith LEA, Miss Henchman’s School, Fort Beaufort
523 H. THOMSON, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown
525 A.J. HOLFORD, Healdtown
Signed
W.L. CLEMENTSON, H.M. FOOT, G. MACONOCHIE, J.M. RUSSELL, W. THOMPSON
Examiners
J. CAMERON, C. ABERCROMBIE-SMITH
Moderators
University Chambers, 24th April 1885

Saturday 2 May 1885

SCHOOL HONOURS EXAMINATION 1885
EASTERN DISTRICTS
The following are the results of the Honours Examinations, published by the University authorities on Tuesday afternoon.
 2 H.P. TOWNSEND, Grey Institute, Port Elizabeth
 6 W. CALDECOTT, Public School, Grahamstown
11 R. ATTWELL, Public School, Panmure
13 R. VAN MEULEN, Public School, Grahamstown
15 H. VILJOEN, Public School, Richmond
19 M. MOFFAT, St.Andrew’s College, Grahamstown
21 Maud LEATHERLAND, Coll Girls’ School, Kingwilliamstown
23 M. GUMPORT, Grey Institute, Port Elizabeth
25 L. GIDDY, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown
26 D.H. DOWSETT, Dis Gr School, Port Elizabeth
33 A. BROWN, Dale College, Kingwilliamstown; H.M. TABERER, St.Andrew’s College, Grahamstown
37 Lilian GORDON, Coll Girls’ School, Kingwilliamstown
41 D.A. DU PLESSIS, Pubic School, Aberdeen
Signed
J.H.BRADY, A. FISCHER, H.M. FOOT, F. GUTHRIE, C.H. HAHN Jun, P.D. HAHN, P. McOWAN, N. MANSFELT, W.B. WORSFOLD
Examiners
J. CAMERON, C. ABERCROMBIE-SMITH
Moderators
University Chambers, 28th April 1885

Monday 4 May 1885

ANOTHER PATRIARCH
On the 15th March an old gentleman of the name of Adriaan NIEMAND had his thirty-second child christened in the Dutch Church at Winburg O.F.S. The number of his children and grandchildren (writes the Express) is close upon three hundred; and at the recent military review the old man took part in all the cavalry evolutions.

Tuesday 5 May 1885

MATRIMONIAL
The following notice appears in the European Mail:
MORGAN – WALTON. March 28, at St.Mary Abbott’s, Kensington, Harry De Riemer MORGAN, of Exeter College, BA, son of the late E.J. MORGAN of Nice, France, to Caroline Eliza, third daughter of the Rev. John WALTON MA of Grahamstown, South Africa.

Wednesday 6 May 1885

DROWNED
A correspondent of the Wynberg Times writes under date Sir Lowry’s Pass, April 30:
A sad case of drowning occurred here yesterday at our watering place, Fish Hoek. Mr. VAN SCHOOR, a retired man living at Klapmuts, while fishing on the rocks at the Point, was washed off the rocks, and before any assistance could reach him was drowned. He leaves a wife but no family. Body not found, and not likely to be – too many sharks about that particular spot. Last year, in April, a Mr. LE ROUX f French Hoek was washed off the same rock and drowned.

FATAL GUN ACCIDENT
The Capetown Express writes: A fatal gun accident occurred last evening at Mouille Point: the unfortunate victim to his own carelessness being a young man named VIERZIGMANN was proceeding to the beach for the purpose of duiker shooting, and thinking his gun was unloaded, was leaning over the muzzle when it suddenly went off. The rifle was loaded with ball cartridge, and the bullet entered his body, passed just over the region of his heart, and penetrating the body, passed close to a gentleman who was near at the time. Assistance was at once procured, and a passing cab being hailed the injured man was conveyed to his house, but Dr. WRIGHT, assistant-surgeon at the Hospital, declared that the poor fellow was past medical help. All that could be done was done for the poor sufferer, but after lingering till 11 o’clock he expired, uttering almost with his last breath “I did not know the gun was loaded”. The deceased was well-known, was much respected, and great sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family. This morning Dr. ROUX gave evidence and described the nature of the injuries which has caused death. The inquest was adjourned.

TESTIMONIAL TO AN ENGINE DRIVER
Our readers (says the Telegraph) will remember that on the night of the 4th ult John REED, the driver of the 71 down train from Grahamstown – a train in which were several passengers – by the manifestation of quickness of perception, presence of mind and promptness of action averted what would have been a terrible calamity. The points had been shifted; and the death which in all likelihood stared the travellers in the face was averted by the decision and coolness of the driver. The amount of £9:5s having been spontaneously offered by a few of the public, Mr. WYLDE C.C & R.M. handed it to Mr. REED on Monday. The following “note” appended to the subscription list has been kindly handed us:
The subscription £9:5s was this day (Monday) handed by Mr. A. WYLDE C.C.& R.M. to Mr. John REED, engine driver of No. 71 down train, who on the night of March 5th 1885, at 24-mile siding, saved the lives of the passengers and prevented the destruction of property by his skill and efficiency in the performance of his duty by the observing and instant stoppage of the engine – then off the line. The Civil Commissioner highly commends Mr. REED’s conduct on the occasion, and hopes that the public notice which is taken of the matter will act as an incentive to similar watchfulness on the part of the engine drivers.
(Signed) Alfred WYLDE, C.C. & R.M.

Thursday 7 May 1885

BIRTH at Lovedale on April 30, the wife of the Rev. Dr. STEWART of a son

Saturday 9 May 1885

DIED at Ngamakwe on the 5th instant, William E. JEFFREY, aged 35 years and 2 months, after a short illness. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

SAD CASE OF DROWNING
The Argus to hand writes: At the Central Jetty, yesterday, Mr. W.E. WEATHERBY, a genial old man well-known about Capetown, but more especially in shipping circles, was found drowned in the sea at the Central Jetty. For very many years Mr. WEATHERBY had been messenger to the Port Captain, having only retired on a pension a few years ago, his place being filled by Mr. BASHFORTH. He was a man about sixty years of age, but did not look fifty, and always had a smile and a pleasant “Good Day” for everyone he met in the street. On shipping matters he was an authority, there being hardly a vessel of which he did not know the number, her tonnage, the name of the captain and officers &c. In his youth Mr. WEATHERBY was a man in easy circumstances. He then owned a schooner which was trading on the coast of New Zealand. On one of these trading expeditions the vessel was taken by the Maoris, who murdered her crew, and kept the deceased a prisoner amongst them. Eventually he escaped to the Cape after a captivity of six months. How the unfortunate accident that caused his death happened will no doubt appear at the inquest. It is stated that he left his house at two o’clock in the morning, without assigning any reason why he left or where he went to. His body was found floating in the sea at about eleven o’clock.

DEATH OF MR. W.E. JEFFERY
We (Free Press) regret to hear of the death of Mr. W.E. JEFFERY, at Nquamakwe, on Tuesday morning last. Mr. JEFFERY was well known in this district, having grown up at Kamastone with his father, the Superintendent of natives there. Mr. JEFFERY married a daughter of the late Rev. W. SHEPSTONE. He was for some time clerk to the Resident Magistrate at Glen Grey, and was afterwards removed to Nqamakwe, in a like capacity there. We believe the lamented deceased had been suffering some time from liver complaint, but none of his friends anticipated his sad end was so near. We tender our sympathy to the widow and family in their bereavement.

Monday 11 May 1885

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 11th inst, the wife of H.C. CYRUS of a daughter.

Thursday 14 May 1885

FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT
The Cape Times to hand writes: A railway accident occurred last night at the Newlands Railway Station, whereby a young man named John PRATT, a seaman, met with his death. The deceased, who came down from Port Elizabeth a week ago in search of work, had been spending the day with his brother and a friend at Wynberg, and left there for Newlands, where he resided, by the 7:35 train, accompanied by the others. On arrival at Newlands, whether by an oversight or some other cause, the deceased failed to get out, and the train was just starting when he jumped from the carriage. The result was that he fell between the platform and the footboard of the carriage, and was dragged along for some yards by his legs. The train, in the meantime, being unable to stop, proceeded on its way to Rondebosch, whence it returned to Newlands to pick up the injured man, who had meanwhile been raised on to the platform of the station. Dr. STEVENSON, of Rondebosch, was sent for, and as soon as he arrived examined the deceased. He found that PRATT’s right leg was broken, and that his left leg was much cut about. He at once applied a tourniquet to the artery of the right left [sic: leg?] and set the limb as well as he was able under the circumstances, and then saw him put into the train for Capetown. The poor fellow, however, who was unconscious for most of the time, never rallied, and he died in the train just as Salt River was reached. Drs. FALKINER and FISK met the train on arrival at Capetown and had the body removed to the police stretcher which, by orders of Dr. FISK, had been sent down to the railway station a few minutes before, for removal to Dr. FALKINER’s surgery on the railway line, where it was deposited for the night. The external examination made by the two last named doctors showed that the deceased had received a compound comminuted fracture of the right leg, and several deep cuts on the left one, but no other injury was discernible. But it is thought probable that he was injured internally also. The body was seen last evening by Mr. CROSBY R.M., and the inquest upon it will be held today.

HORRIBLE MURDER AT SOMERSET EAST
A MAN KILLED BY HIS STEPSON
A correspondent at Somerset East sends the E.P. Herald the following particulars of a horrible murder which was committed there on Saturday morning last. Writing under date Somerset East, May 9th 1885, he says: “Another horrible murder was committed here at 4 o’clock this morning. A man named DOLD murdered his step-father, DOYLE, an aged man over 60 years of age. The culprit is certainly insane. In a very calm manner he made a statement to the Resident Magistrate to the following effect: “I was sleeping in the same room and I had a vision, when I saw him killing my wife. I went and got a hammer and killed him and then threw him outside the door, as the dead must rise again the third day.” Mrs. DOYLE’s statement is that hearing a noise at 4 o’clock in the morning she went and met her son in the kitchen, who said he had killed his step-father. She looked into the bedroom but her husband was not there, when on opening the door leading into the yard she found him in an insensible state and carried him inside the house, but he never recovered his senses, and died at 9 o’clock the same morning. The poor old man was frightfully mauled as you can imagine. Much sympathy is felt here for poor Mrs. DOYLE, who is an old inhabitant, and is over 60 years of age. The murder was committed in a house just opposite that in which the last fearful murder took place some time back.

Saturday 16 May 1885

DEATH OF MR. SYDSERFF SENR.
The Queenstown Free Press writes: Mr. SYDSERFF Senr. died very suddenly at Imvani, at the residence of his son, Mr. Alex. SYDSERFF, on Wednesday night, in his 89th year. Mr. SYDSERFF came out with the PRINGLE Party and settled at Baviaan’s River, where he remained until a grant of land was made to his son at the foundation of Queenstown in 1851 0r 1852. He then removed with Mr. Alexander SYDSERFF to take possession, and remained on the land now occupied by Mr. DARKE at Klassmidt’s Bridge, until the removal of the family to the Tylden and Imvani districts. Early in the year Mrs. SYDSERFF Senr passed to her rest, and now we have again the melancholy duty of expressing our sympathy with Mr. Alex. SYDSERFF and his family in this further break in their circle.

Monday 18 May 1885

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Insolvent Estate of Thomas WHITING
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All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to and confirmed in the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the Third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown
on Wednesday 10th June 1885 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon
for the Proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate.
And all Persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before that date, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
Ben. B. ATTWELL, Sole Trustee
Grahamstown, April 28th 1885

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Insolvent Estate of William Tyndal LUCAS
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All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to and confirmed in the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the Third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown
on Wednesday 10th June 1885 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon
for the Proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate.
And all Persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before that date, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
Ben. B. ATTWELL, Sole Trustee
Grahamstown, April 28th 1885

ANOTHER SHOCKING SUICIDE IN KIMBERLEY
(Advertiser, May 13)
Kimberley early yesterday morning was again startled into a state of excitement, and a feeling approaching to alarm, when the news spread that another merchant, well known in business circles, had taken his own life by shooting himself with a revolver. The suicide in this instance, so quickly following on the tragedy of Saturday morning, was Mr. Bernhard RINTEL, also carrying on business in Jones street. Mr. RINTEL’s wife and family are at present in Capetown, and since their departure he has been living in lodgings in Woodley street. A resident of many years standing on the Diamond Fields, he had experienced all the vicissitudes of prosperity and misfortune, and although he had partially retrieved the position he had lost at his insolvency some time ago, it was pretty generally known that of late he had again become involved in difficulties. During the last few days he was observed to be nervous and excitable, but those who saw him on Tuesday night vary in their statements as to his temperament and demeanour. Some assert that he displayed great excitability and distress of mind, while others state that he seemed to be in better spirits than he had for some time. He had, however, dropped numerous hints in the course of the day as to his financial position. It appears that it was after midnight ere he retired to rest, and he was not again seen alive. Our report of the inquest discloses all the circumstances that are known of the sad affair, and we may only add that the reason why the landlord of the deceased did not detect anything like the sound of a pistol or revolver shot in the noise which he heard early in the morning is sufficiently accounted for by the explanation given by Dr. MATTHEWS, that if the weapon was held close to the head it would greatly diminish the report. The inquest was held by His Worship G.B. WILLAMS Esq, A.R.M. in the course of the morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 19 May 1885

DEATH FROM EXPOSURE
The Mercury writes: The body of a white man, named Robert GOODWIN, was found this morning on the main road between the Bridge and the West Bank outspan. The poor fellow was a sawyer, and had brought a load of slabs for sale. Arriving at the outspan rather late at night, he left the wagon in charge of his natives and walked into town. Returning, it is thought under certain influences, he was overcome on the road and miserably perished in the rain and piecing wind. The body was taken to the mortuary at Grey Hospital. An inquest was held, when the verdict was that death had resulted from exposure.

Wednesday 20 May 1885

FATAL ACCIDENT AT KAAPSCHE HOOP
The Transvaal Advertiser writes: An occasional correspondent writing on the 4th inst says: A very sad gun accident has occurred since my last. A young man named HORTON of Pinetown, Natal, was shot by accident at Jamestown, Kaap Valley, on Friday morning, 1st May. It seems his brother-in-law, Mr. ANDREWS, was fastening up some things on his cart when the rifle, which was on the cart, by some means went off. The bullet, after passing through a plank and mattress, struck Mr. HORTON in the hip, inflicting a frightful wound. He lingered till 3am on Sunday morning. It has cast a gloom over the place; he was only 17 years of age and leaves two sisters here to mourn his loss. The deceased was greatly respected in camp. Mr. {B…A], Clerk of the Court here, started down to hold an inquiry into the sad affair.

WEDDINGS
This morning at Commemoration Chapel was celebrated the marriage of Miss EARLY and Mr. Alfred FLETCHER, son of Mr. W.A. FLETCHER. For such an early hour of nine the attendance of spectators was very large. The bride looked charming indeed in her bridal dress. She was supported by Miss M. FRANCIS and kittle Miss Ellie EARLY, whose best men were Mr. A. FLETCHER and little Montague STIRK. The bride was given away by Mr. T.H. PARKER, her uncle, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. MATTERSON. We wish the young couple every happiness.
Two other weddings were also celebrated this morning at the Baptist Chapel by Rev. L. NUTTALL, namely those of Mr. T.F. HUTCHINSON and Miss E.J. DICKS, and Mr. M. POTE and Miss Emily DICKS. The fair brides were sisters, and we wish both couples happiness and prosperity.

Thursday 21 May 1885

MARRIED in the Baptist Chapel, Grahamstown by the Rev. L. Nuttall, on Wednesday May 20 1885, Thomas Francis HUTCHINSON to Eleanor Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. George DICKS of Grahamstown.

MARRIED in the Baptist Chapel, Grahamstown by the Rev. L. Nuttall, on Wednesday May 20 1885, Milton POTE of Hopewell, District of Somerset, to Emily Florence, second daughter of Mr. George DICKS of Grahamstown.

Friday 22 May 1885

MARRIED in Commemoration Chapel on Wednesday 20 May 1885, by the Rev. R. Matterson, Alfred Augustus, fourth son of Mr. W.A. FLETCHER of Grahamstown, to Mary Bush, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John EARLY.

ANOTHER PATRIARCH
A correspondent writes to the Dispatch from Burghersdorp: In your last issue you make much of an old Dutchman with 32 children and 300 grandchildren. We can boast of an old man named Jan OLIVER, 86 years old, who has 35 children, and it is said that his grand and great grandchildren number in all about 503. He is hale and hearty, and often is seen in the village, to which he rides two hours on horseback. His chief characteristic is unbounded loyalty to the Queen, which mounts in his old age as almost a monomania. He brings it up on all occasions and in any company, and often speaks out in a manner that disgusts his Bond friends. It is said that one of his sons, a married man, living with him, having joined the Bond, the old gentleman, hearing of it at night, there and then packed him off with his family, bag and baggage! On being told of the probabilities of a Russian war the other day, he said “Write and tell the Queen that Old Commandant Jan OLIVER will put a commando of his own sons in the field to fight for her”

Saturday 23 May 1885

DEATH OF MISS STYLE
It is with sincere regret that we (Budget)have to record the death, at an early age, of Miss Carrie STYLE, whose family has been long resident and much esteemed in this port. Miss STYLE was of a very delicate constitution, and for some years past had been suffering from that insidious enemy to youth, consumption. The best available medical advice, change of climate, and indeed every remedy that the most tender and anxious solicitude could suggest, were resorted to, but in vain, and a few weeks ago the poor young lady returned to her home to pass her last hours with her family. The disease latterly took a very acute form, accompanied by the most intense and prolonged sufferings, always, however, supported with an unrepining patience and Christian resignation, which made her a bright example of genuine and deep-seated piety. Everything that the most affectionate care could devise was done to mitigate her pain, but on Monday morning, after a night of much agony, the end came, and surrounded by loving and sorrowing friends, her tried and suffering spirit passed way. They thought she slept, but she had entered into rest.

Wednesday 27 May 1885

MARRIAGE
The Alice Times writes: There was a large and attractive gathering at the Baptist Church on Wednesday morning last, when Mr. J.C. FAIRLIE, son of Mr. A.C. FAIRLIE of Fort Hare, was joined in the bands of matrimony to Miss Mary E. BROTHERTON, second daughter of the Rev. R.H. BROTHERTON, of Alice. The fair bride was accompanied by Misses TEMPLETT, A. POLLOCK, Rhoda and Lucy BROTHERTON as bridesmaids, whilst Messrs. W.F. and O.F. BROTHERTON acted as best men to the bridegroom. The Rev. R.H. BROTHERTON, assisted by the Rev. Dr. STEWART, conducted the marriage ceremony.

Thursday 28 May 1885

SURPRISING AND SUDDEN DEATH
A correspondent of the Mercury writing on May 13 says: There was a large gathering of Dutch farmers on the farm of Mr. FROULE, in the Aliwal District, on Friday last, for the purpose of rifle shooting. The prizes were a number of oxen too wild to take to market. It was also arranged to have a dance party in the evening. But the sudden and strange circumstance on the beginning of the day’s amusement cast a gloom over the whole of the day’s proceedings. The farmers were all assembled at the range to commence firing, when a Mr. BRITZ from the Orange Free State was ordered to take the first shot. He was lying on his back taking aim, a Mr. POTGIETER held his hat as a shade for the sight from the glare of the sun. BRITZ was taking an unusually long aim, and the Boers called out “Wat can lang […el] vat jy, Britz”. After their patience was exhausted the gun was taken from him, and Mr. BRITZ was found to be seriously ill, and was removed to the homestead, where he breathed his last within five hours, never having spoken a word from the time of his lying down to shoot. It is said he died from heart disease, it may be so. Yet it proves the necessity of a coroner’s inquest. Mr. BRITZ was a middle aged man with every appearance of health. He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn their sudden and irreparable loss, and they are without any means of support. It is needless to say they have the sympathy of the entire community.

Saturday 30 May 1885

DEATH OF MRS. WILSON
We regret to learn that Mrs. WILSON, wife of the Rev. John WILSON, Wesleyan Minister, died yesterday at Askeaton, near Cala. Mrs. WILSON had been in extremely delicate health for a considerable time. We tender our respectful sympathy to Mr. WILSON and his children.

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