The Friend of the Free State and Bloemfontein Gazette 1869 2 July - December
Thursday, 1 July, 1869
DIED at Aliwal North, on 1st June, 1869, Alice Lilian, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John LLOYD; and at the same place, on the 23rd June, John Raymond, their beloved son, aged two and half years.
Friends at a distance, will please accept this notice.
In den boedel van wylen John VAUGHAN
De ondergeteekende zal op Zaturdag, 3 July, 1869, ten 2 uur in den namiddag, publiek doen verkoopen: wagens, tafels, klederen kisten, ledikant, horologies, kar, piano, silver lepels en vorken, spiegel, enz.
En het geen verder te voorschyn zal worden gebragt.
De vendutie zal gehouden worden op het Marketplein.
N. MEYER, Venduafslagter
Chas. T. WELSFORD, Executeur Datief
Philippolis, 19 Juny, 1869
Mr. O.C. KAYS, Rector of Grey College, has, we regret to learn, determined upon resigning that appointment, which he has filled with so much credit to himself and satisfaction to parents and those interested. Mr. KAYS will, we understand, be succeeded by the Rev. Mr. RADLOFF, of Fauresmith; but the former gentleman has consented to retain the charge of the College till the end of the present month (July)
GREY COLLEGE BLOEMFONTEIN
Half yearly examination of the classes – list of prizes
Dutch – 1st prize – H. RADLOFF
English – 1st Prize – H. RADLOFF
Greek – 1st Prize – H. RADLOFF
Latin - 1st Prize – H. RADLOFF – 2nd do – M. KAYS
Geography – 1st Prize – C. CARROLL – 2nd do – A. ROBERTS
English History – 1st Prize – J. BAUMANN
Bible History – 1st Prize – H. RADLOFF – 2nd do - M. KAYS
Arithmetic – 1st prize – H. RADLOFF
English – 1st Prize – C. KRAUSS
Dutch – 1st prize – A. BAUMANN
Geography – 1st Prize – A. BAUMANN
English History – 1st Prize – J. COLLINS
Arithmetic – 1st prize – C. KRAUSS
English Grammar – 1st Prize – F. HEFER
Translation – 1st Prize – F. HEFER
CHANGE OF RESIDENCE
Mrs. ANSHEL, begs to inform the inhabitants of Bloemfontein and Travellers, that on the 1st July next, she will remove from the house she now occupies in Douglas Street to the one lately in the occupation of Miss CUMMING, situated on the Market Square.
23rd June, 1869
Thursday, 8 July, 1869
DIED at Bloemfontein, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. L. BASCHER, on 2nd July, Mr. George Gale Snelling COWARD, M.R.C.S.E., late district surgeon of Hopetown, Cape Colony, aged 50 years.
We regret to record the death, on Friday night last, of Dr. George Gale Snelling COWARD, of this town. It is just nine months since we had a like painful duty to perform for Mrs. COWARD, wife of the above gentleman. Mr. COWARD was a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, and was, on his first arrival in the Cape Colony, appointed by the Colonial Government as District Surgeon of Bathurst, and afterwards to a like office at Hopetown. It is now some eight years since the Doctor with hgis family (wife and only daughter) settled in this town. Deceased was a gentleman of large and varied experience, having in his younger days made no less than eight different voyages to Australia as medical officer in charge of large emigrant vessels, and for a time thereafter settled at Geelong, a town then in its infancy. Dr. COWARD was a native of Tiverton, Devon, England, and elder brother of Dr. James COWARD of Middelburg. He had not long since completed his fiftieth year. His earthly remains were conveyed to their last resting place on Sunday afternoon, and interred in the military burial ground, according to his oft-expressed desire, close beside those of his late wife; the funeral service being impressively performed by the Rev. D.G. CROGHAN, of the Church of England, Bishop’s Chaplain
Thursday, 15 July, 1869
DIED on the 17th June, 1869, at Marico, S.A. Republic, of inflammation of the throat, William James, son of William and Alice SEPHTON, aged 2 years 1 month, and 17 days, deeply lamented by his parents.
From the Colesburg Advertiser, we regret to learn that Mr. G.P. VISSER, chairman of the Volksraad, has lost by death, at that place, his only son, a child of 6 years of age. The parents have our sincerest sympathy in this their painful bereavement.
Thursday, 22 July, 1869
In den insolventen boedel van Pieter Johannes MAHARY, onlangs landbouwer te Wilgerivier, district Harrismith.
De ondergeteekende […..] behoorlyk belast zynde zal op Maandag, den 2den Augustus a.s., ten 1 ure p.m. Publiek voor zyn kantore te Harrismith aan den meestbiedende verkoopen: Beesten, waarder voorname koeijen en vaarsen, 2 paarden, tent kar, stel achterduigen en meer andere artikelen dae ter dage der verkooping zalien worden te voorschyn gebragt.
Robert MACFARLANE, Venduafslagster
Harrismith, 16 July, 1869
DIED at Bloemfontein, on the 21st July, 1869, after a short and painful illness Mr. Andrew W. BLOM, aged 52 years
Thursday, 29 July, 1869
MARRIED at 12 Shaftesbury Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland, on the 29th April, 1869 by the Rev J. McCANN, D.D. incumbent, of St Jude’s English Episcopal Church, W.D. SAVAGE, Orange Free State, to Agnes, youngest daughter of the late John ALLAN.
MARRIED at Bloemfontein, by special licence, on the 20th inst., by the Revd. John G. MORROW, Wesleyan Minister, Mr. Daniel BRADFIELD to Julia, eldest daughter of E.M. TURVEY, Esq. of Queenstown, Cape Colony.
MR. S.D. MANDY
The death of Mr. Stephen Day MANDY, a landowner in this state, is announced. He died near London, at the age of 54.
Thursday, 5 August, 1869
In den insolventen boedel van Willem Adriaan du PLOOY, veeboer, van Druipfontein, district Winburg.
Op Zaturdag, den 21sten Augustus, 1869, ten 9 ure des voormiddags zullen de volgende goederen by publieke veiling worden verkocht: Aanteel schapen, beesten, trek ossen, trek-ry en aanteel paarden, ossenwagen, paardewagen, dubbelloop “Rayton” rifle, tafel, stoel, kist, veder bed – complete, &c., &c., &c.
F.P. SCHNEHAGE, P BREDELL, Gesamentlyke curatoren.
C. BREDELL, Venduafslager.
Winburg, 29 July, 1869
DIED at Fauresmith, Orange Free State, on the 26th July, 1869, Mr. Laurence REID, after a severe and lingering illness of 16 months, borne in a truly Christian spirit, at the age of 38years, deeply regretted by his relatives and friends, leaving a sorrowing widow and three small children to deplore their loss.
Relatives and friends at a distance will please accept this notice. R.I.P.
Thursday, 12 August, 1869
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Company
In den insolventen boedel van Roderick CAMPBELL, winkelier, van Kroonstad
De ondergeteekende, behoorlyk daartoe gelast zynde door de Bloemfonteinsche Executeurs Kamer, zal op Zaturdag, den 9den October eerstkomende, ten 9 ure s’ voormiddags, voor den winkel van den insolvente, te Kroonstad, publiek verkoopen de aanvolgende vaste eigendommen:-
Erven Nos. 1 & 2, gelegen aan het Marketplein, in de stad Kroonstad. Op no.1 staat een groot winkel, met pakhuizen, waarin alsnog al de rake, toonbank, enz., aanwezig zyn; annex dat is een zeer gerieflyk woonhuis, met buiten vertrekken, en geschikt voor elke fatsoenlyke familie. Beideerven zyn ommurd en beplant met boomen en nemen de beste stand van de stad in.
Erven Nos. 27 & 28, gelegen aan het Marketplein, in de stad Kroonstad, naast het Gouvernements kantoor. Op no. 28 staat een husje. Beiden zyn geschikt om bezigheid op te driven of ook om private woningen op te bouwende, nemen de beste stand in van de stad
Erven Nos. 33 & 34, gelegen aan het Marketplein, in de stad Kroonstad, naast den welbekenden winkel van den heer J.A. de KOCK, aan den publieken weg van Winburg, zeer geschikt om besigheid op te driven of private woningen op te bouwen, en er staat reeds een klein gebouwen op.
De plaats Tochgekregen, No. 323, gelegen 1½ uur afstand van de stad Kroonstad, wyk Ondervalschrivier, groot (min of meer) 3000 morgen, goed oorzien van water. Er staat een gerieflyk woonhuis op en kralen, en is een der beste zaai en veeplaatsen van het district. Het is onnodig om verder over die plaats uitteweiden, terwyl dezylve te algemeen als eene uitstekende plaats bekend is.
De plaats Morgenader, No. 206, gelegen in de wyk Bouvenrenosterrivier, district Kroonstad, groot (min of meer) 3000 morgen
De plaats Rietpoort No 255, gelegen in de wyk Bouvenrenosterrivier, district Kroonstad, groot (min of meer) 3000 morgen
De plaats Schoongezigt, No. 711, gelegen in de wyk Bouvenrenosterrivier, district Kroonstad, is zeer geschikt voor groot en klein vee en zaaijen, en heft eene goede fontein met eene goede gelegegenheid om damme te maken.
De plaats Kaap de Goede Hoop, of Fairfield, grenzende aan de stadsgronden van Kroonstad, groot (min of meer) 2500 morgen, annex de plaats van den heer Paul DELPORT.
Verder zalook worden verkocht:- Groot schaal met gewigten, klein do, do. Al de rakken en toonbakken in den winkel. Eenige tafels, ladders, ledikabten enz., enz. Te veel om te melden.
C BREDELL, Venduafslager.
Winburg, 7 Augustus, 1869
BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on 10th August, Mrs. L. RASCHER, of a son.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE at Philippolis, Mr. Eduard George Wilhelm BERKMEIER, (BERKEMEIER) son of Heinrich Georg BERKMEIER, Esq., Hans Hagen, [Amt…burg], Landdrost & [Bezigd], Osterbrook, Hanover Germany, after a short but debilitating illness, which terminated on the evening of the 6th August, 1869. The deceased has left in this country a large number of sorrowing friends and acquaintances, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents, who are still living in Germany. The deceased only reached 33 years, 1 month and 8 days.
August 9th, 1869
Thursday, 19 August, 1869
PROMISORY NOTE FOUND
Picked up in the streets of Bloemfontein, a Promissory Note made by H.S. SEWELL, in favour of Mr. Henry WILSON, dated at Durban, Natal 5th October 1868, at twelve months after date, due 5th October, 1869, for thirty one pounds and sixteen shillings (£31 16s) payable at the London & Natal Bank. The owner can have the same on application at this office by paying the cost of this advertisement.
We regret to record the death of Mrs. CASSALIS, wife of Dr. CASSALIS, of the French Protestant Misson in Basutoland. The mother of Dr. CASSALIS likewise, it will be remembered, lies buried in Basutoland
Thursday, 26 August, 1869
A CRIMINAL WARRANT
Has been issued by the landdrost here for the apprehension of one Christiaan F. SWART, charged on the oath of Mr. B. RENS with the theft of two horses. SWART is an Afrikander from Patrijshoek, between Fort Beaufort and Malgaskraal, in the district of Swellendam, Cape Colony.
Thursday, 2 September, 1869
BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 29th August, 1869, Mrs. P.J. de VILLIERS, of a son
Thursday, 9 September, 1869
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Company
The undersigned, being duly appointed and confirmed as Provisional Trustee in the insolvent estate of J.C. Nielen MARAIS, will cause to be sold at the insolvent’s farm “Gem of the Prairie” on Friday, 24 September, at 11 o’clock a.m., about 180 sheep, 4 cows and calves, bullocks, mules, horses, buck (goats), double Rifle and a quantity of furniture, comprising piano wardrobes, beds, chairs, tables &c., &c., too numerous to mention. And a number of books. Terms easy.
James B. BROWN, Secretary.
W.W. COLLINS, Auctioneer
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Co.,
7 September, 1869
DIED at Tempe, near Bloemfontein, on the morning of the 5th instant, Mr. Joseph ALLISON, formerly Clerk to the British Resident and Registrar of Deeds, Orange River Sovereignty, aged 51 years, 10 months and 25 days, leaving a sorrowing widow and ten children, to deplore their loss. The bereaved family take this opportunity to express their gratitude to those numerous friends, who attended to pay the last mark of esteem and respect to the remains of the deceased.
DIED, sincerely regretted, at Philippolis, on the 2nd of September, of consumption, Algernon Henry Peto HOWDEN, 4th son of Capt. R. BOWDEN, R.N., of Cawsand, Plymouth, Devon, aged 45; for many years a well loved resident in this neighbourhood.
Mr. Joseph ALLISON, one of the earliest residents, and we may add, founders of Bloemfontein, we deeply regret to record, departed this life suddenly on Sunday morning, 5th inst., on his farm “Tempe,” adjoining the commonage of this town, in an apoplectic seizure, which attacked him at an early hour, about 1 a.m., and from which he never rallied. Dr. H.O. KELLNER was at once sent for, and without delay hastened to the farm; but all was over long ere that gentleman could possibly arrive; in fact, the deceased was, beyond a doubt, from the first moment of attack, quite past human aid. The late Mr. ALLISON had, for some five or six years, been sorely afflicted by paralysis and, at intervals, by dropsy; but when last he visited this town, about five weeks since, appeared to be in somewhat better health and spirits than usual, and conversed cheerfully enough with ourselves and others on public matters, as was his wont, and had even, it is said; planned a visit to the town for the following day (Monday) had not death, the full destroyer, frustrated his plans. Deceased had not quite attained his 52nd year; but, doubtless, though far from the sear and yellow leaf, he had often looked forward to death as the only and not unwelcome deliverer from the pain suffering, and affliction of this transitory life. Many and many a sleepless night has he lain, or rather sat up, for not unfrequently his complaint wholly prevented him from lying down or taking his natural rest. Years ago, he assured us, that his sufferings were at times almost more than he could bear. Mr. ALLISON has left a widow and large family of five sons and five daughters – some of them, alas! too young to feel their loss or miss a father’s care – only the two eldest daughters being married, one to Mr. David J. McMASTER, of Sand-drift, Orange River; the other to Mr. ROCHER of Potchefstroom, S.A. Republic. A sketch of Mr. ALLISON’s life and public acts since he crossed the Orange River, almost 30 years ago, would pretty nearly embrace all the leading events in the history of this country subsequent to its becoming known to, and being occupied by, the white man. The late Mr. ALLISON was we believe – (We write from memory only) – first induced to leave the Cape and make this land his home, through his brother-in-law, the Revd. James CAMERON, Wesleyan minister (now of Durban, Natal), having been appointed by the Wesleyan Conference to labour as a missionary among the native tribes on the immediate border of what is now the Free State. His own brother, the Revd. J. ALLISON, was likewise, at that period, laboring among the same tribes. Deceased, after spending a few years occasionally among the missionaries, and at other times with the emigrant boers, at length married the daughter of a respectable farmer named S. du PLOOY, at that time residing at Leeuwkop, no great distance from the site where Bloemfontein now stands; and from thence forth determined to settle altogether in this country. On Sir Harry SMTIH proclaiming the Sovereignty of the Queen of England over this territory, and appointing Major WARDEN in the capacity of British Resident to rule over the same, the latter gentleman at once sent for Mr. ALLISON, who then resided near Thaba ‘Nchu and offered him the appointment of clerk or secretary, the former being the recognized title, but the labour expected of the recipient including almost everything. Mr. ALLISON accepted the proffered office; moved with his family into Bloemfontein; and erected one of the first substantial buildings therein. From this date (1848) Mr. ALLISON became the Major’s right hand man; and chief, if not sole adviser, “guide, philosopher, and friend;” and such he remained till the close of the Major’s public career” (about May, 1852.) Mr. ALLISON was not only clerk to the British Resident, but likewise Registrar of Deeds and secretary, as well as an active member of the Land Commission for this district. Mr. ALLISON next purchased farms of Mr. T.S. COLLEY, and settled on one of them, Rietfontein, some 12 miles from this town. Three farms he afterwards disposed of to some newcomers (van ZIJLS) from the region of the copper mines, Namaqualand, then recently discovered, realizing a handsome profit by the transaction. At the abandonment (February 1854), Mr. ALLISON was once more sent for, this time by Messrs. HOFFMAN and GROENDAAL, with an urgent request that he (Mr. A.) would assist in taking over the Deeds Registry office from Mr. Percy [CHA….], the then Registrar; and that he, aided by his former knowledge and experience gained in that department, should see that everything was correct and in order. This duty Mr. ALLISON cheerfully undertook, but at the same time firmly declined any permanent employment under the new Government. Mr. ALLISON was next, during the HOFFMAN Government, admitted to practice as an attorney, notary and appraiser in this town; this he continued, however, but for a limited time only. Deceased likewise at this period accepted a seat in the Volksraad as the representative of the town of Harrismith, in the business and debates of which he invariably took an active and intelligent part; and, we believe, as a member of a committee contributed his aid to framing the “Standing Rules and Orders” of that House as they still exist. After some four years in this capacity Mr. ALLISON - differing seriously in opinion with Mr. President BOSHOF, who though perhaps for good, at that time it was considered often rode roughshod over the rights and liberties of the Raad – again retired from public life. Mr. ALLISON’s next public employment was, during the rule of President PRETORIUS, in the capacity of Government Secretary and Treasurer General; and these offices he filled with marked efficiency and zeal for the public service. Many reforms were introduced by him, and had all his efforts been seconded by the Raad we should at that time have had Mr. J.H. BRAND as Chief Justice, instead of later as State President. Mr. ALLISON afterwards resigned these offices in favor of Mr. J.C. Nielen MARAIS (an old schoolfellow of his from the Cape) but before doing so accompanied Mr. President PRETORIUS to Capetown, for the purpose of representing to the Government there the just claim of this State to an equitable share of the Custom dues paid at the Colonial ports. After this, deceased for a brief period filled the office of Acting President, stood as an unsuccessful candidate for the Presidency, and on the election of Mr. BRAND, now nearly six years ago, finally retired to the rest and quietude of his farm, where he has now ended his days. The last public act performed by Mr. ALLISON was the accompanying of President BRAND a few months since for the purpose of pointing out the line between this State and the territory of the Chief Moroka, as laid down by Major WARDEN. Mr. ALLISON had from early days been the steadfast friend of the Barolong tribe, who in consequence placed the greatest confidence in him; and his decisions were final. Deceased was better acquainted with all our land or territorial disputes than perhaps any man now living. It is a pity the question with [Wa….] was not settled ere Mr. ALLISON’s decease, he having nearly 20 years ago accompanied the late Major WARDEN to that part of the country, and was thoroughly conversant with [line obscured.
The late Mr. ALLISON was a keen observer, enjoyed an excellent memory and, moreover, took a keen interest in everything that concerned the welfare of his adopted country. He was well read, enterprising, industrious, and constantly planning and engaged in schemes to improve his farm, on which, at the time of his death, he had so far succeeded that he had a tannery, wool-washery, dams, a young and thriving orange grove, &c. Deceased was the son of a retired officer of the British service, who with his family came out with a party of emigrants in the year 1820, and settled in the district of Clanwilliam, in the Western Province of the Cape Colony. His father has been many years dead, but his mother died in the Cape only a few years ago. His mortal remains were interred on the farm on Monday afternoon last in the presence of a large concourse of mourners (old friends and acquaintances), who rode out from town expressly to take part in the last sad obsequies; the funeral service being most impressively read by the Rev. J.G. MORROW, Wesleyan minister of this town. A brother of the deceased, the Rev. James ALLISON above mentioned, is residing at or near Pietermaritzburg, Natal, and is well known as one of the very few South African missionaries whose labours have been blessed with a degree of success, he having with his religious teachings combined instruction in industrial employment of various kinds - indoors trades as well as work in the field and garden. Three nephews of the deceased, sons of the Rev. Mr. CAMERON, of Natal, are likewise resident in our midst.
In den insolventen boedel van John Walter MANN, Handelaar, woonachtig op dorp Harrismith.
De ondergeteekende, daartoe behoorlyk gelast zynde, zal op Zaturdag, 25 Sept. a.s., ten 8 ure p.m., publiek voor zyne kantoor te Harrismith aan den meestbiedende verkoopen: 5 Ossen.
Robert MacFARLANE, Venduafslager.
Harrismith, 1 Sept 1869
Thursday, 16 September, 1869
De ondergeteekenden, behoorlyk daartoe gelaat zijnde door de Executeuren Datief in den boedel van wijlen Carolina Maria Johanna HOWELL, geboren de WAEL, zullen publiek voor hun kantoor verkoopen, op Zaturdag, 2 Oct., 1869, om 10 ure in den voormiddag, de volgende losse goederen: Mahonijhout Sideboard, Mahonijhout Sofa, Kleederkast, Groot Glazenkast, met Karaffen, kelken, Comfijtpotten, Waterkaraffen, Zoutvaatjes, enz., Groot Ronde Tafel, Kleine tafels, Kleine Marmer Tafels, Kelder met Karaffen en Kelken, Schilderijen, Aarde Poppen, Parafine Lampen, Servies Theegoed met koekbak, Alle soorten Aardenwerk, als: Soepkomen, Borden, Schoetels enz., Vliegenkast, Aantal Wetboeken, en wat verder ten dage der verkooping zal worden aangehoden.
STUART & UIJS, Venduafslagers.
Winburg, 6 Sept., 1869
DIED on the 29th ultimo, at Pietermaritzburg, Cesarine Mathilda (eldest daughter of the Rev. F. DAUMAN), the beloved wife of H.C. CAMPBELL, aged 28 years. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Thursday, 23 September, 1869
DIED at Bloemfontein, on Friday the 17th September, 1869, after a short and painful illness, George Thomas, eldest son of George and Emma WEBBER, aged 23 years and 10 months.
The bereaved parents beg to return their grateful and sincere thanks for the sympathy shown by so many kind friends on the occasion of their recent loss and deep sorrow.
DIED at Pietermaritzburg, Natal, on Sunday the 29th August 1869, Cesarine Mathilda, wife of H.C. CAMPBELL Esq, and eldest surviving daughter of the Rev. F. DAUMAN, lately of Mequatling, French Mission Station, Basutoland, aged 28 years. Friends at a distance will please accept this intimation.
PUBLIC SALE OF LANDED PROPERTY
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Co.
The undersigned, being duly appointed and confirmed as Provisional Trustee in the insolvent estate of W.B. BEETON, of Bloemfontein, will sell in front of the Market House,
Saturday, the 23rd October next, at 11:30 o’clock, the following properties;-
Leeuwkop, No 448, district Harrismith, in extent as per inspection report 8000 morgen, situated near bergs Valley.
Vlakuit, No.574, district Harrismith, in extent as per inspection report 1800 morgen, situated Wilge River.
Edenburg, No.157, district Cronstadt, in extent as per inspection report 2100 morgen, situation in Rhenoster-river.
W.W. COLLINS, Auctioneer
James B BROWN, Secretary
Bloemfontein, 20 Sept. 1869
PUBLIC SALE OF LANDED PROPERTY
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Co.
The undersigned, duly instructed, will cause to be sold on Saturday, 23 October next, in front of the Markethouse, Bloemfontein, the following farms belonging to the insolvent estate of John JOSEPH, of Burghersdorp.
Siberia, No. 261, district Cronstadt, in extent as per inspection report 2000 morgen, situated on Upper Rhenoster-river.
Rustpan, No.506 district Cronstadt, in extent as per inspection report about 2500 morgen, situated between Rhenoster Valsch-river.
At the same time will be offered on account of whom it may concern, if not previous disposed of, a valuable erf in this town, No. 9 St Andrews Street, in extent 90 ÷ 146 feet
W.W. COLLINS, Auctioneer
James B BROWN, Secretary
Bloemfontein, 20 Sept. 1869
IN THE ESTATE of Dodds Stewart PRINGLE, deceased.
The undersigned has received instructions to sell by auction on the farm Boschpoort (near Smithfield), on Thursday, October 7th, 1869, at noon:
1 – The farm Leeupan, No. 49, in the district of Pretoria and fieldcornetcy of Elandsriver; a splendid property adjoining the town commonage of the capital of the South African Republic.
2 - Live stock, furniture and effects, including 29 head superior breeding Cattle, 6 draught oxen, 5 riding and cart horses, 18 thoroughbred Angora bucks, 250 Merino ewes and thoroughbred ram, 1 ox-wagon, 2 ploughs, and other farming implements, Horizontal grand piano, sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, washstand and fittings, bedstead and bedding, dressing glass, clothes, chests, cooking utensils, and a variety of useful articles.
Henry D. HOGDSON, Auctioneer and Sworn Government Appraiser.
Smithfield, 20 September, 1869
TWEE MENSCHEN GEDOOD DOOR EENE KUDDE WILDE BUFFELS
De Hr. P.W. WESSELS van het district Bedford, Kaapkolonie, is pas teruggekeerd van eene verre jagt expidetie naar verre binneland, waarop hij was vergezeld door den Hr. Lodewijk BOUWER (vroeger een veldkornet van dit district), de Hrn. Durand en H. PRETORIUS, schoonzoon van bovengenoemden Hr. L. BOUWER, en twee menschen die nu niet meer zijn (van der WESTHUIZEN en DRIETS); zijnde de twee laatsten gedood door eene kudde wile buffels in het land van MOSELEKATZE, omtrent het einde van Jun ij ll. Men zegt, dat de buffels de ongelukkige menschen eerst doorboorden met de horens, en hen daarna dood trapten met hunne hoeven, zijnde elke snipper kleederen van hunne ligehamengetrapt. De twee menschen warden niet terzelfder tijd gedood, maar op verschillende gelegenheden, hoewel men verondersteld door dezelfde kudde buffels, omtrent 200 in getal. De Hr. WESSELS schoot 82 stuks groot wild, bestaande uit buffels, rhinocerossen, en elanden, alsmede 11 struis, vogels,en zag op eene gelegenheid nietminder dan 27 olifanten, maar konde niet bij hen komen, daar zijne twee gezellen juist om dien tijd door de buffels gedood waren. De Hr. WESSELS is van plan om na zijne vrienden nabij Grahamstown bezocht te hebben, op zijn vroeger spoor terug te keeren, wanneer hij vast vertrouwt een beter verslag van de gemelde olifanten te geven. De twee menschen die gedood warden hebben beide weduwen en familiein de Transvaal achter gelaten.
Another death has occurred amongst our small community. On Friday last, George WEBBER, jun., one of the twin-sons of George WEBBER, cabinetmaker, of this town, died after a short but severe illness, aged 23. The funeral, which was numerously and respectably attended, took place on Sunday when the Rev. D.G. GROGHAN, Priest-Vicar of the Cathedral, officiated and delivered a brief address very appropriate to the occasion.
Thursday, 30 September, 1869
A most painful case of suicide occurred here on Thursday night last, about 11pm, on the premises of Mr. H. JORDAN, in this town; the unfortunate victim being one Johann HOETZENDORFER, a clerk, for many years in the employ of Mr. JORDAN, by whom he was much and deservedly esteemed. Deceased was born in Bavaria (S. Germany) and came to South Africa with the British German Legion some 12 years since. HOETZENDORFER was much liked by all who knew him for his honest, harmless, quiet and unobtrusive character and conduct, and his sad and tragical end has made a most painful impression on the community. He effected his purpose by loading his gun with a wire shot cartridge, the charge entering at they eye and, as a matter of course, completely blowing out his brains. Drink is supposed to have been the primary cause of this dreadful occurrence. Deceased was but about 34 years of age. His remains were, on Friday afternoon, followed to the Roman Cathloic burial ground – to which church he belonged – by some 25 persons (mostly countrymen of the deceased); the Rev. Mr. MORROW (Wesleyan), in the absence of the R.C. Priest, officiating, and delivering an earnest address at the grave.
Thursday, 7 October, 1869
The court of Combined Landdrosts, for the district of Fauresmith, after a rather prolonged session commencing on 16th ult., brought it labours to a close on Friday last. The Landdrosts who formed the court there were Messrs. J.G. SIEBERT (presiding) Joe HARVEY and F. McCABE. No written report of the proceedings has reached us. One case of wife murder was tried; the accused, after a patient hearing, having been found guilty and sentenced to death. The condemned man, by birth a Hollander, is named Nicolaas Geerts RICHARDS, and has been employed as a schoolmaster among the farmers of the Fauresmith district. The murdered woman (his wife), J.C. de JAGER, is the daughter of a Dutch farmer. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr. Attorney O.C. KAYS, assisted, by permission of the courts, by Mr. Attorney J.A. HORNE. From the evidence, it seems it clearly appeared that the unfortunate woman died from the effects of poison and that said poison could not have been administered to her by any person other than her husband. The jury, after a patient trial of some eight hours, brought in a unanimous verdict of guilty, in which it is presumed the fully concurred. The president of the court thereafter sentenced the unhappy man to death by hanging.
Thursday, 14 October, 1869
BIRTH at Queenstown, on the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. Charles Henry WEBSTER, of a daughter.
BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 10th inst., Mrs. R INNES, of a son.
BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the12th inst., Mrs. E. NIEMEYER, of a daughter
BEVALLEN, van een dochter, J.A. v. B, van ANDEL-MERTENS
Carel Fredrik CORNELIS, for theft, on the 26th March, 1869, at the farm Floridale, ward Kaalspruit, district Bloemfontein, in stealing from John CLARK, carpenter, of this town, one ox and one heifer; from William HARVEY, transport rider, of this town, one black ox; and from Fredrick DANIEL, the owner of said farm, 13 head of cattle, 2 white heifers and 8 young oxen, cows and heifers. The prisoner – who, it will be remembered, boldly drove the stock from the farm on Modder-river into this town, at once offered the same for sale, and was apprehended in the act – naturally no defence to make, pleaded Guilty, and was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment with hard labour.
Thomas O’BRIEN, by trade a painter, for theft, on the 3rd April, 1869, at the village of Brandfort, district Bloemfontein, in appropriating to his own use and benefit, four horses, one muid sack, two handkerchiefs, one vest, and other articles, the property or in the lawful possession of J.G. LOHMANN; and one pair of trowsers, the property of Thomas BARRETT. Plea, Guilty. Sentenced 12 months imprisonment: with hard labour.
Jochemus Jacobus ACKERMAN, for horse stealing, in the beginning of October, 1868, at the farm Springfield, ward Upper Modder-river, district Bloemfontein, in driving off from said place and unlawfully appropriating, firstly : 1 black mare, with dark brown foal, the property of Anna Jacoba van der MERWE, widow of late J.G.E. KOLBE: secondly 1 blue schimmel mare, with foal, the property of John KOLBE, jun.: and thirdly, a chestnut riding horse, the property of Jephts, a man of color, now residing at Leeuwberg. The prisoner pleading Guilty no evidence was taken. Sentence, Three years hard Labour
Van goedgeteelde vee, bestaande uit: Beesten, Paarden, enz., enz In den insolvente boedel van A.H. BAIN, van Bainsvley Bloemfontein.
De ondergeteekende, behoorlyk benoemd en aangesteld als Provisioneel Curator in bovengemelde insolvente boedel, zal in het openbaar aan de meest biedende doen verhoopen, op de plaats Bainsvley, naby de staat Bloemfontein, de navolgende roerende have, op Zaturdag, den 20sten November, 1869 te 10 ure den voormiddags, nam.
50 Paarden – meer of minder – waaronde zich bevind een goed geteeld hengst en versceidene merries, 80 Beesten meer of minder, 30 Ezols, 2 Landmeters instumenten (theodolites), 3 geweeren, 2 karren, 1 schrop, 1 ploeg, 1 blaasbalk, 2 Ijzeren kruiwagens. En verscheidene ander boeren gereedschap, en benoodigheden te veel om te noemen, die op de dag van verkooping tot voorselyn gebragt zullen worfen.
W.W. COLLINS, Venduafslager
James B BROWN, Sec., Provisioneel Curator
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Company.
12 October, 1869
In den boedel van William Henry WHITE, overleden te Elandsrivier in het district Harrismith.
De ondergeteekende behoorlyk daartoe gelaat zynde zal publiek vaar zyn kantoor doen verkoopen, op Zaturdag den 30sten Oct., ten 3 ure p.m. de volgende, t.w.:-
1 Bokwagen (nieuw), 1 Wagenzeil, 1 Zweepstok, 1 Wagenkist, 6 Jukken met scheien, 1 trektouw voor 8 ossen, 1 Horolgie met ketting, 1 Geweer complete, 1 Kruidhoorn, 1 Sabel, verscheidene kleederen, en anderegoederen, te veel om te melden, die ten dage der verkooping zullen worden te voorschyn gebragt.
Ter gelyken tyd zal opgeveild worden, voor rekening van wien het aangaat, 1 Sterke Veerenkar met kap, 1 Dubbelloop Hayton Rifle complete, en eenige andere artikelen die nog zullen geofferd worden, Terme gemakkelyk.
Robert MacFARLANE, Venduafslager.
Harrismith, 6 Oct., 1869
Thursday, 21 October, 1869
DIED at Winburg, on the 14th inst., suddenly from rupture of a blood vessel, Mr. Andrew REID, (of the firm of REID & WATERS,) aged 38 years.
Friends will please accept of this intimation.
DIED at Otter’s Poort, on the 11th inst., after a short, but severe attack of bronchitis, George Henry, the only and posthumous child of the late George Henry HARVEY, aged 1 year and 1 week; having his widowed mother to deplore the untimely loss of the only solace in her afflicted widowhood.
In the insolvent estate of the late A.B. ROBERTS, the following will be sold by public auction, in the Old Club House on Saturday evening, 23 Oct. at ½ past seven o’clock. The whole of the valuable collection of books, comprising over one hundred volumes, the law library of the late A.B. ROBERTS, as per catalogue, which can be had at the office of this paper, or the office of the trustee. A large book stand. A letter press complete, on handsome stand with drawers and sidewings. Paper and Envelope box (oak)
To be sold without reserve. Terms easy
James B. BROWN, Secretary
W.W. COLLINS, Auctioneer
Bloemfontein Board of Executors and Trust Co.,
28 September, 1869
Thursday, 4 November, 1869
Is hereby given, that the liquidation account in the insolvent estate of William Henry FUTCHER has been confirmed in the Circuit Court, at Bloemfontein, and that the dividends payable in that estate may be obtained on application to the undersigned at the office of the Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Company.
James B BROWN,
Bloemfontein, 8 November, 1869
DIED at Bloemfontein, on 4th instant, George TENNANT, last surviving child of George N. and Ellen HANGER, aged three months.
DIED at Jacobsdal, on the 26th October, of bronchitis, at the age of 2 years and 7 months, Kate Marion, youngest daughter of James and Annie SKIRVING
The undersigned hereby gives notice, that from and after this date he will not be answerable for any debts incurred by his wife, Josephine Maria FRIKEL, she having without cause left his bed and boarding.
2 November, 1869.
Thursday, 11 November, 1869
De Exeuteuren datief en testamentair in den gemeenschappelyken boedel van M.A. THEUNISSEN en echtgenoote maken hierdie bekend, dat sy op Woensdag, 8 December, des voormiddags ten 10 ure op de plaats Preezfontein, gelegen in het district Fauresmith, aan de meestbiedenden zulten verkoopen: De uitmuntende plaats Preezfontein, gelegen in het district Fauresmith, wyk van Zijlsspruit, groot volgens landmetorskaart 9000 morgen en 86 Rhijnlandsche roeden, benevens een stuk grond daaaaraan gelegen, usschen de plaatsen Zuurfontein, Rustfontein en Sleutelspoort groot ongeveer 800 morgen.
Deze verkooping zal geschieden eerst perceelsgewyze en daarna gesamentlyk
Eerste Perceel. Een stuk grond gelegen aan Jagersfontein en Oberjolster’s dam, toonende op de kaart, letters F.G.H.I.K., ongeveer 900 morgen.
Tweede Perceel. Een stuk grond, gelegen aan Vogelfontein, Fauresmith en Ruigtepoort.
Derde Perceel. Een stuk grond, gelegen aan Ruigtepoort en het voormelde perceel. Enloopende op de kaart van letter K. naar de punt van de gruisplaat op de kaart gemerkt S., groot ongeveer 1400 morgen.
Vierde Perceel. Een stuk grond gelegen aan deel Preezfontein en Sleutelspoort. En loopende op de kaart van letterN. Naar R. groot 1000 morgen ingenoeg.
Vijfde Perceel. Het stuk grond gelegen aan het voormelde perceel No. 4 en aan Sleutelspoort, Zuurfontein en Rustfontein. Groot p.m. 800 morgen.
Zesde Perceel. Het overage gedeelte van de plaats Preezfontein. Insluitende gebouwen , saailaanden, kralen, fontein, met ongeveer 4500 morgen grond.
Zevende Perceel. De perceelen 2 en 3.
Achtste Perceel. De perceelen 4 en 5.
Negende Perceel. De perceelen 4 en 6.
Tiende Perceel. Deperceelen 2,3,4 en 6.
Elfde Perceel. Al de perceelen gezamelijk.
Een ruim crediet zal gegeven worden
De heeren BEUKES en J. THENISSEN te Preezfontein belaaten zich gaarne met aanwysing der lynen.
Schikkingen zyn gemaakt met de eigenaars der aangrenzende plaats Ruitepoort, tot verkoop dier plaats, zoodat hier thans fraaije gelegenheid is, om uitmuntende plaatsente maken.
Nadere information zyn te bekomen by de ondergeteekende alsmede ten kantore van Procureur C.J. VELS te Philippolis.
G. CRUICKSHANK, Executeur Datief,
M.G. BEUKES, J. THEUNISSEN, Executeuren Testamentair,
W.A. DICKSON, Vendu-afslager
Fauresmith, 4 October 1869
MARRIED at Bloemfontein, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. D.G. CROGHAN, John Smith, P.C.D. Medical student, eldest son of Capt. D. SMITH, Bathgate House, Glasgow, to Johanna Benjamina, youngest daughter of J. MONTGOMERY, Esq., Bloemfontein.
If Mr. George BISSETT, does not release his saddle and saddlecloth, left at my house, and pay his hotel account, and the charge for this advertisement, within six weeks from the date hereof, the same will be sold to pay the said account and advertisement.
Rouxville, Nov., 1st 1869
CHANGE OF RESIDENCE
The undersigned has changed his place of residence from Brandfort district, Bloemfontein, to Harrismith, to which place he requests all communications for him may henceforth be addressed.
Thomas F. DREYER
November 10th 1869
In den boedel van wylen Algernon Henry Peto BOWDEN.
De ondergeteekende geven mits dezen te kennen dat zy behoorlyk zyn aangesteld gezamentlyk als executeuren datief in opgemelden boedel, end at zy hiermede aan debiteuren kennis geven, het door hen aan dien boedel verschldigde binnen zes weken van af heden te komen voldoen ten huize van den eerst ondergeteekende te Philippolis; en dat crediteuren hunne vorderingen verzocht worden, ingelyk binnen gemelden tyd, aan den eerst ondergeteekende in te leveren.
James ROBERTSON, William G. CORNWALL, Executeuren Datief.
Namens de Executeuren Datief, Carl C. MATHEY, Procureur, te Bloemfontein.
4 November, 1869
In den boedel van wijle Jacoba Aletta de BEER, en nagelatengen echtgenoot Paul Jacobus GRIJLING, junior van Caledon Rivier district.
Crediteuren en debiteuren in bovengemelde boedel worden mits deze opgeroepen hunne vorderingen met de noodige bewijs stukken in te leveren of hunne schulden te betalen, binnen zes weken van af 10 November, 1869 ten kantore van den Heer G.C.A. JONAS te Bloemfontein.
De Executeur Datief in den boedel van gemelde J.A.de BEER, Paul Jacobus GRIJLING, senior
JOTTINGS FROM COLESBURG
The wife of the Rev. Mr. LUCKHOFF, minister of the Dutch Reform Church here, died at 3 o’clock of the morning of Saturday last, from the effects of her confinement; before which she had caught cold. The infant, which predeceased her, was deposited in the same coffin. The funeral was very numerously attended; and would have been still more so, had not been found necessary to inter the remains on the evening of the same day. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband
Aan vrienden en bloedverwanten wordt bekend gemaakt dat het den Almagtigen God behaagd heft op den 27sten October ll. Na een langdurig ziekbed door den dood weg te nemen mynen teeder geliefden achtgenoot Philip Eduard FAURE, in den ouderdom van ruim 31 jaren my met vier kinderen, allen nog te jong om de grootte van ons verlies te kunnen beseffen, in bittere droefheid achterlatende. Hoe zwaar ook deze slag my moge treffen, toch wensch ik stilt e zyn en te zeggen: De Heer heft genomen, de naam des Heeren zy geloofd.
Fauresmith, 1 Nov. 1869
P.S. – Myne hartelyke dankbetuigingen brang ik by dezen toe aan de Eerw. Heeren LUCKHOFF en SCOTT, en alle andere vrienden, die my hunne hulp en troost zoo ruimschoots deden ondervinden.
Wed. P.E. FAURE
In den insolventen boedel van Piet Jacob HENNINGS
De ondergeteekende behoorlijk daartoe gelast zijnde door de Provisioneele Curator in bovengemelde boedel zal bij publieke veiling verkoopen te Smithfield op Zaturdag, den 20sten November, 1869. Des voormiddags en 11 ure.
663 schapen en bokken of daar omtrent, 19 stuks hoorn vee, 6 paarden. En wat verder door den curator ten tijde van de verkooping mogt worden voorgebragt.
Onder de beesten zijn er versccheidene extra melk koijen, met jonge kalvers; en de schapen zijn nog ongescheerd.
Henry D. HODGSON, Vendu Meester en Taxateur van ‘t Gouvernment en den Weeskamer
Smithfield, 8 Nov., 1869
Thursday, 18 November, 1869
De ondergeteekenge behoorlijk daartoe gelaat zijnde door de executeuren datied des boedels van wijlen Mejufvrouw de weduwe van wijlen Andries CRONJE, geboren van COLLER zalop Vrydag, den 24sten December, e.k. ten 10 ure ‘s voormiddags, publiek voor zijn kantoor verkoopen de welbekende vee en zaai plaats Welgevonden, No. 42, gelegen ontrent 2 uren van het doep Winburg, bebouwd met een stevig woonhuis en verschillende buiten gebouwen, beplaats met allerlei soorten van vruchtelsomen en druien enz., enz. Het te onnoodig om verder over deze uitmuntende plaats uitteweiden, daar dezelve algemeen bekend is al seen der beste plaatsen en bevat min of meer 6000 morgen grond.
Voor verdure bijzonderheden vervoege men zich ten kantoor van den ondergeteekende.
C. BREDELL, Venduafslager.
Winburg 13 November, 1869
MARRIED on 26th August, 1869, at St. James’s Church, Davonport, Kyrle Alfred, son of D.B. CHAPMAN, Esq. of Rockampton, Surrey, England, to Louisa Wilhelmina, fourth daughter of Vice Admiral the Hon. Keith STEWART, C.B. ….. Also, at the same time and place, Spencer, youngest son of D.B. CHAPMAN, Esq. to Ellinor Sydney, fifth daughter of Vice Admiral the Hon. Keith STEWART, C.B.
The undersigned begs hereby to intimate that the extensive sale of landed property, in the insolvent estate of J. POULTNEY, which was postponed in August last, has been finally fixed for Friday, 24th December, 1869, at 3 p.m., when he hopes to see a large attendance of intending purchasers at Smithfield. The property to be offered includes some of the finest farms in the Free State and South African Republic, together with first-rate house properties in the town of Smithfield; and will be sold at an unusually long credit. For particulars see Dutch advertisement
Henry D. HODGSON, Auctioneer and appraiser to the Government and Orphan Chamber. Smithfield, 15 November, 1869
Thursday, 2 December, 1869
DIED at Bloemfontein, on Sunday, 28th November, Edward George William, second son of L and R. RASCHER, aged 3 months and 18 days.
De ondergeteekende gelast daarten door de respectieven zal door publieke veiling verkoopen te Smithfield, op Zaturdag, den 11den December, 1869, des voormiddags, om 11 ure. In den insolventen boedel van Jan D.A. BOOYSEN; 8 ossen, 1 koe, 2 paarden, 1 zadel en toom, 1 geweer, 1 ossen wagen en 1 paarden wagen;
In den insolventen boedel van Johs Joshua ROUX; 80 schapen en bokken, 4 beesten, 1 merrie, 1 zael en toom, 1 orgel en 4 jukken:
Henry D. HODGSON, Vendu Afslager en Taxateur voor’t Gouvernement en den Weeskamer
Smithfield, 20 November, 1869
Thursday, 9 December, 1869
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Company
In den insolventen boedel van John James JOHNASON, Hotelhouder, te Winburg. Zaturdag den 20sten January, 1870, beginnende ten 10 ure s’ voormiddags, zal te Winburg verkocht worden al het roerend en onroerend eigendom behoorende aan bovengemele boedel, als – 1 revolvergeweer, 1 dito pistol, 1 dubbelloop geweer, 1 melk machine, 1 kinderkatel, 1 verrekyker, 1 fraaije gouden zakhorologie, 1 zadel met toom, 1 pistolholster, 1 lot akijzer en pypen, 1 weegschaal, en versschillende andere goederen.
De fraije erven 3, 4 en 5, Southey Terrace, dorp Winburg, met de daaropstande gebouwen. Dezelve zyn gelegen op de beste bezigheids plaatsen van dit vooruitgaande dorp
De Vruchtbare Plaatsen:
Vesuvius, No. 47 gelegen in het district Boshof, groot naar gissing volgens inspectie report 2437 morgen
Newcastle, No, 52, groot maar gissing volgens inspectie rapport en grondbrief 2337 morgen
Etna, No. 205, groot volgens grondbrief 2000 morgen
Heela, No. 196, groot volgens grondbrief 2000 morgen
Summerrone, No. 78, groot volgens grondbrief 2000 morgen, alle deze zyn zeer geschikt voor groot en klein vee, door dat or goed weide veld is ook veel hout enz., enz.
De uitmuntende plaats, Johnasonshoop, No 533, groot volgens grondbrief 1012 morgen, gelegen in de wyk Vetrivier district Winburg, bekend al seen der beste vee plaatsen voor groot en klein vee enz., enz.
De vruchtbare plaats Kafferstrek, No. 468,
Groot volgens grondbrief 3000 morgen, gelegen omtrent 2 uren van Winburg, met eene sterke fontein en standhoudend water, Rietspruit loopt door het midden dezen plaats. Is seer geschikt voor zaaaijen en groot en klein vee, enz., enz.
De plaats Hamburg, No. 512, groot volgens grondbrief 2100 morgen, gelegen annex. Kafferstreek No. 468, seer geschikt voor groot en klein vee enz., enz.
De fraaije en kostbare plaats Rietspruit, No 542, groot volgens grondbrief 2427 morgen, gelegen in de Oner Wittebergen, district Winburg, uitmuntend geschikt voor zaaijen, groot en klein vee. Goed voorzien van standhoudend water en de Rietspruit, enz., enz
De fraaije halve plaats Weltevrede, No – gelegen in het district Kroonstad, zeer geschikt voor allerlei doeleinden
Verder zal by deze gelenheid vekocht worden verschillende anderen eigendommen.
Voor verdure byzonderheden vervorgen men zich ten kantore van de Bloemfonteinsche executeuren kamer, of ten kantore van der heer C. BREDELL te Winburg
Termen van credict gunstig.
C.BREDELL, Venduafslager. James B. BROWN, Secretaris, Eenige Curator
Bloemfonteinsche Raad van Executeuren en Trust Compagnie.
6 December, 1869
Thursday, 16 December, 1869
SALE OF PROPERTY IN HARRISMITH
The undersigned, duly instructed, will sell by public auction, in front of his office, on Monday, 3rd January, 1870, at 9 o’clock a.m. in the insolvent estate of C.E. STEAD.
Erf No. 115, with 2 comfortable houses thereon. This property is suitable for a boarding house, being situated in the centre and the most airy part of town and commands a view of the country for miles around.
In the insolvent estate of G.H.L. ROSA.
4 Erven Nos. 136, 137, 138 and 139, will be offered.
At the same time, by instructions from the owners, several valuable farms, situated in this district, will be put up for sale.
Plans of the property, and conditions of sale, can be seen on application to the auctioneer.
Robert MacFARLANE, Auctioneer.
Harrismith, 3 December, 1869
In the insolvent estate of William John COLEMAN.
Debtors in the above estate are hereby requested to pay their debts without delay at the office of the second undersigned in default whereof legal proceeding will be instituted against them.
James B. BROWN,
15 December, 1869
MARRIED at Aasvogelkop, Smithfield district, on the first of December, by the Rev. Jno. BELL, - Alexander, eldest son of Mr. A. COWIE of Grahamstown, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Mr. James SHAW.
Thursday, 23 December, 1869
MARRIED at Reddersburg, on the 15 December, by the Rev. J.N. MEYFARTH, of Bethany, Johannes Friedrick Wilhelm BUTTNER, of Stade, Provincie Hanover, Prussia, Germany, to Annie Loamie VISSER, of George town, Cape Colony. No cards.
DIED at Jacobsdal, on the 7th December, aged 14 months and 10 days, John Bonky, eldest son of James and Annie SKIRVING
Mr. C.W. PAKENHAM – the death of this much esteemed gentleman is announced in the Bay papers. Mr. PAKENHAM had two or three of his sons engaged in our wars with the Basutos; one is still in the conquered territory, and one in the Transvaal.
The undersigned duly instructed by the trustee in the insolvent estate of N.G. BREET, of Reddersburg, will sell by public auction. On Saturday before the Nachtmaal, 8 Jan., 1870, at 10 a.m. on the stoep of the Market Office, Bloemfontein, the following valuable properties, viz.,
1st:- That well known farm Palmietfontein in the district of Boshof (where diamonds are daily found) being No. 140, and in extent according to land commission report 2880 morgen, suited for every description of farming.
2nd – A portion of the farm Zuurspruit No. 59, situated in that not to be excelled district Caledon River. The district in which it is situated is in itself sufficient recommendation.
3rd – The farm Brakleegte. No.149, district Boshof, (in close proximity to where diamonds have recently been found) This farm is well adapted for a farmer with a large number of stock.
4th Watererf, No.36, Postma Street, in the rising town Reddersburg, 20 X 50 feet; this erf is beautifully situated for a business stand, it being close to the parsonage and Dutch Church.
5th A portion of erf No. 7, Boshof Street, in the same town, opposite the Dutch Church.
Terms exceedingly liberal:
Edwd. S. HANGER, auctioneer.
Bloemfontein, 3 Dec., 1869.
Thursday, 30 December, 1869
FARM, &c., FOR SALE
In the insolvent estate of Diedrik Johannes KRUGER on Saturday, 5th March, 1870, at 12 o’clock, noon, on the steading of the farm itself. The undersigned thereto duly authorized, will sell, by public auction, half of the farm Rietvallei, No. 489, conveniently situated in the Fieldcornetcy “Idelenbergs Vallie,” or ward “Wittebergen” district Harrismith, about three hours from Bethlehem. In this quarter there is no need to fit for winter veld; and this farm, especially, is well adapted for the maintenance of all kinds of stock, and the production of crops all the year round. It is already under cultivation and is much praised by the surrounding farmers.
Also a horse wagon, and whatever further may be exposed on the day of sale.
Robert MacFARLANE, Auctioneer.
Harrismith, 24th December, 1869
The undersigned, duly authorized, will sell at the farm “GOEDEHOOP” ward Wilge River, district Harrismith, on Thursday, March 3, 1870, at 10 O’clock, a.m., the following to wit:- in the insolvent estate of Pieter Johannes MAHARY.
1. The farm “Goedehoop,” No. 662 district Harrismith.This was Mr. MAHARY’s dwelling place.
2. Several head of cattle, and whatever further may be exposed on the day of sale.
In the insolvent estate of John George PRINGLE
3. The farm “Mielieland” No. 591 district Harrismith. Although hitherto itself unoccupied, this farm lies in a well peopled neighbourhood, in the ward Wilge-River, and is acknowledged to be very attractive and promising
Robert MacFARLANE, Auctioneer.
Harrismith, 24th December 1869
MARRIED in St. Mary’s Church, Potchefstroom, S.A. Republic, on Tuesday, the 21st Inst., by the father of the bride, William Sanders RENS, Esq, only surviving son of the late Hendrik Herold RENS, Esq., of the Drostdy, Uitenhage, to Esther Matilda, youngest daughter of the Rev. W. RICHARDSON.
MARRIED by the Rev. D. MacMILLAN, at the residence of the bride’s father, Bethlehem, Octavius W. BOYCE Esq., late H.M.’s 30th Regt. Foot, to Mary Ann MISKIN, third daughter of John Richard MISKIN, Esq.
December 25th, 1869