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Grahamstown Journal 1887 10 October

Saturday 1 October 1887

A shocking murder was committed this morning by one HAYNE, who killed his wife. Jealousy is supposed to have been the cause of the crime. The murderer is in custody.

Tuesday 4 October 1887

The body of Dr. LITTLE, former District Surgeon at Humansdorp, has been found on his farm in Zululand, with a bullet wound through the skull.

We (Independent) regret to learn of the death of Mr. R. GRAHAM, the father of the High Sheriff and of our respected fellow townsman, the Master of the High Court and Mr. R. GRAHAM. The deceased gentleman, who had been in failing health for some months past, held several appointments under the Colonial Government. He was for some years magistrate of Grahamstown, and acted as Lieut. Governor of British Kaffraria for two or three years prior to the annexation of that Province to the Colony. He was subsequently appointed Collector of Customs, and a member of the Executive Council, retiring on a pension on the establishment of Responsible Government. The late Mr. GRAHAM was son of Colonel GRAHAM, after whom Grahamstown was named, and was held in high respect and esteem by all with whom he was brought in contact, in official and private life. We tender our condolence to the members of the family.

Thursday 6 October 1887

Mr. S. CARLISLE, attorney, lately resident at Kimberley, died at Molopolo on 29th September of dysentery.

Saturday 8 October 1887

This morning our esteemed townsman Dr. FLIGG was married to Miss Marion Teresa BORTON. A very large number of onlookers were present to witness the interesting ceremony, and while regretting that space will not allow us to give full particulars today, we wish the happy couple all possible prosperity.

A very large circle of friends, not only on the Diamond Fields but throughout the Colony, will regret very much to learn that Mr. W.W. PALEY, Solicitor of Kimberley, died in Hospital here yesterday evening. Mr. PALEY was seized with a bad attack of fever combined with liver complaint some weeks ago, necessitating his removal to the Hospital. Notwithstanding the careful attention which he there received, and the splendid constitution which nature had gifted him, he became gradually worse and succumbed as we (D.F. Advertiser) stated last evening.

Tuesday 11 October 1887

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 7th inst, the wife of the Rev. H. COTTON of twins (sons).

In our last issue we reported a marriage ceremony which took place in the Cathedral. We have now further to intimate that another similar ceremony might have been witnessed the same day in St.Bartholomew’s Church. The happy pair were T.C. KOLLER Esq, of Fort Beaufort, and Miss Amy JENSEN (second daughter of the late Mr. J. JENSEN of this city). We trust the newly-married pair have a very happy future in store for them.

The death is recorded of Mr. H.H. SOLOMON, lately of Port Elizabeth, and more recently of Pretoria, in his fifty-eighth year. Mr. SOLOMON was an able pressman as well as a good speaker, and used to have great influence at Port Elizabeth.

Thursday 13 October 1887

We take over the following from the D.F. Express, as it cannot fail to be of interest to many Grahamstown friends:-
Trinity Wesleyan Church was, on Wednesday, the scene of a grand display in connection with the celebrations of the nuptials of Miss Susan Webb GIBSON, daughter of James W. GIBSON Esq, to Mr. Hugh McLean NOBLE. Long before the appointed hour the church was filled to overflowing. The sacred building was profusely decorated with flowers and evergreens, in honour of the occasion – the bride being not only a member of the Trinity congregation, but for some time past a leading member of the choir. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. WYNNE and the Rev. R. HAYES, Chairman of the district. The service being choral several anthems were beautifully rendered, Mr. GARDNER presiding at the organ. The bride wore a cream satin dress trimmed with ribbed plush: while the bridesmaids - Misses Annie GIBSON, Alice WEBB, Ada DORWOOD, E. NOBLE, Lily NOBLE and Flora CORFE – were dressed in beautiful satin dresses of blue and pink, with bonnets to match – these with the bride’s dress being manufactured at the far-famed establishment of Messrs. Muirhead and Gowie, and reflecting very great credit on that firm. At the conclusion of the service a large party of the guests assembled at the residence of the bride’s parents, in De Beer’s Road, where refreshments were provided, and the usual toasts were duly honoured – that of the Bride and the Bridegroom being proposed in felicitous terms by Mr. W.B. SHAW, who read a large number of congratulatory telegrams from Grahamstown, evincing the great respect in which the bride is held in the home of her childhood. In the drawing-room were exhibited a large number of presents received from all parts of the Colony, expressive of the esteem in which Miss GIBSON is held by a large and widespread circle of admirers. By the evening train the happy couple left Kimberley for Modder River, en route to Grahamstown, Port Alfred and Port Elizabeth. We join with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. NOBLE long life and happiness.

Saturday 15 October 1887

MARRIED on the 8th inst at St.George’s Cathedral, Grahamstown, by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, assisted by the Rev. Canon Wharton B. Smith, William FLIGG M.B. Edin., to Marion Teresa, elder daughter of the late Captain Henry Martin BORTON, Royal Artillery.

Mr. P.J. SLABBERT, of […otsfontein], in this division, says the G.R. Advertiser, has lost three children during the current month from this fell disease. On the 1st inst a boy of 3 years succumbed to it; on the 9th he lost one age 9 years; and on the 12th, another aged 7. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. The poor little victims were very fine children.

We regret to have to inform our readers that information has just come per wire from Kimberley, that Mrs. George CHRISTIE died on Thursday last from the effects of typhoid fever. This lady was the eldest daughter of Mr. ANSLEY of this town, and we beg to tender our sincere sympathy to the relatives of the deceased on the occasion of their sad bereavement.

We learn that this esteemed lady, the widow of the late Rev. William CHALMERS, for many years a missionary at the Chumie, died yesterday at Alice in her 88th year. By this event the families of her sons, the Rev. J.A. CHALMERS and W.B. CHALMERS Esq, C.C. of Kingwilliamstown, will be in mourning.

Tuesday 18 October 1887

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 16th inst, the wife of Joseph H. SAUNDERS of a daughter.

MARRIED on the 5th October, at Trinity Church, Kimberley, by the Rev. W. Wynne, assisted by the Rev. R. Hayes, Hugh McLean, eldest son of A. NOBLE Esq. F.E.I.S. to Susie, youngest daughter of J.M. GIBSON Esq.

ENTERED INTO REST last night, 14th inst, at Alice, in her 88th year, Mary Munsie, widow of the Rev. William CHALMERS, for many years missionary at the Chumie.

Thursday 20 October 1887

In the Estate of the late James MILNE
All persons claiming to be Creditors in this Estate are requested to send in their claims within six weeks from date, and all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to settle their Accounts within the same period, at the residence Napier-street.
Margaret MILNE, Executrix Dative
Grahamstown 29th Sept 1887

The many friends throughout the Colony of the late Mr. James ELLIOTT will be gratified to learn that his grave in the cemetery of Trinity Church has not only been enclosed by substantial iron railings, but that a massive tombstone of white granite, sent out from Scotland, has just been erected by Mr. MAITLAND of this city. The tombstone bears the following inscription: “In memory of James ELLIOTT M.A., a native of Annandale, Scotland, and sometime Rector of Burghersdorp Academy, died at Grahamstown on 20th Jan. 1887, aged 52 years. Erected by his friends in the Colony, and his sorrowing relatives in Scotland.” It would be very gratifying to those friends here who have attended to the marking of the resting-place of the late Mr. ELLIOTT if the newspapers of Queenstown and Burghersdorp would take over the above notice, and that those who contributed towards the erection of the memorial may see that the work has been carried to a successful issue.

Dr. ESSELEN, who was one of the band of medical students who came to the Transvaal to assist the Boers wounded in the War of Independence, died on Monday last at Pretoria.

Saturday 22 October 1887

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 19th inst, the wife of P. CURRIN of a son.

A correspondent writes to the Umtata Herald that Joseph Hassall Bruce LEONARD, Clerk of the Resident Magistrate and Assistant Magistrate of Maclear, committed suicide on the 6th by blowing out his brains. No possible cause is assignable, his accounts are all in order, and it is believed he must have been temporarily insane.

We learn that the condition of this venerable minister is still very critical, although he is somewhat better this morning. His medical attendant gives but slight hope of his recovery; bur Mr. EDWARDS’s well known strength of constitution may still, we trust, enable him to rally. His daughters, Mrs. PARKES and Mrs. TROLLIP, arrived in town some days since, there being at the time no prospect of Mr. EDWARDS’s recovery. We are sure that the family of this universally esteemed pastor will have the entire sympathy of a very large circle of friends in the present dangerous illness of Mr. EDWARDS.

Tuesday 25 October 1887

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 23rd inst, the wife of J. Hastings WOOD of a son.

MARRIED on the 20th October at Grahamstown, by the Rev.S. Rappaport, Leonard FRANK, of Prieska, to Elizabeth Diana (Lizzie), fifth daughter of Joseph LAWRANCE Esq.

Throughout the Colony this disease appears to be prevalent at present, particularly at Kimberley, where there have been a good many deaths recently. We notice from a Kimberley paper that a daughter of Mr. Kenneth McKENZIE has succumbed to the disease, and to make matters worse Mr. McKENZIE is at present at the Gold Fields.

Saturday 29 October 1887

At the Magistrate’s Court, Port Elizabeth, on Thursday, Arthur George WILSON was charged with embezzlement by omitting to make entries of transactions (made by him for the firm of Saillard & Co) in the cash book or ledger, and by overdrawing his salary by certain sums, amounting in all about £1,200.
The affidavit on which the arrest was made by David Lewis BERGER, Secretary to Philip Felix Renaud SAILLARD of 86 and 87 Aldersgate-street, London, ostrich feather merchant, and stated that SAILLARD was a buyer of ostrich feathers in this town, under the superintendence of Arthur G. WILSON, under an agreement between the latter and SAILLARD. In consequence of SAILLARD not having received accounts of his business from the said Arthur G. WILSON for a long time, he instructed deponent to proceed to Port Elizabeth to ascertain the cause. He arrived here on September 25 and took possession of SAILLARD’s business from Arthur G. WILSON, and he found that the books had not been written in for the last twelve months. Whereupon he retained the services of Mr. R. RAMSAY-DENNY, an accountant, to go through the books, and the result of the investigation is that the said A.G. WILSON, who was only entitled to draw a salary of £500 a year, has drawn without the consent or knowledge of the said P.F.R. SAILLARD a sum in excess of that amount, viz. £1,200 during 1885-6 and 1887, £800 of which has been drawn during the last 21 months. Wherefore he, David BERGER, charges said Arthur George WILSON with having fraudulently abstracted from the moneys of Philip Felix Renaud SAILLARD, which ought to have been applied towards the purchase of ostrich feathers and defraying the current expenses of the business, the sum of £1,200, and appropriated the same to its own use instead of applying it &c.
Further evidence was taken, and the accused was committed for trial. The magistrate accepted two sureties of £250 each on bail.
Advocate SOLOMON has been secured for the defence.
E.P. Herald.

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