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The Daily Representative 1924 1 January - March

Wednesday, January 2, 1924
TUPMAN.-  Died at Queenstown, on December 31st, 1923, Eliza Anne, relict of the late James Giles TUPMAN aged 93 years.
MAIR.-  Passed away at Johannesburg Hospital, on the 30th December, 1923, Olive Mary MAIR (nee Olive TREMBLING), wife of J. MAIR;  age 28 years and 5 months.
Woman and Boy Killed
Five Seriously Injured
Johannesburg, Wednesday.
The following are the casualties in the Graaff-Reinet disaster:
Nurse SEVILLE, of Capetown, and Elwand VAN HUIZEN, aged six, of Pretoria.
Seriously Injured.
Franz ARONSTEON, aged 10, of Johannesburg.
Mr. J.W. VAN HUIZEN and Miss VAN HUIZEN, aged 10, the father and sister of the boy killed.
Mis BURGER, of Glengarry.
Slightly injured.
Fireman ERASMUS and Train Stewart BLEWITT.-  Reuter.
Local & General
Mad Miner Shoots Employer.
News has been received of a frightful tragedy at Anfwa Mine, in the Sinoia district, about 110 miles north-west of Salisbury, resulting in the death of the principal actor and serious injuries to another man.  AS far as the meager details available go it appears that a miner named LE FLEUR, employed on the mine, lost his reason and obtained possession of a rifle, with which he shot his employer, a man named F.J.R. NEEDHAM.  Attempts made to secure LE FLEUR, who, it is stated, barricaded himself in a room, were fruitless.  A man named LE ROUX tried to dislodge him, but was threatened, and eventually LE FLEUR turned the weapon on himself and shot himself dead.  NEEDHAM is said to be in a critical condition.  The district police are now investigating the tragic affair.  Mr. NEEDHAM is a well-known young mining man, who did war service in East Africa, and subsequently took a batch of prisoners to India.
Estate Late Abraham BLIGENHOUT, of Macibina Farm, in the District of Glen Grey.  No. 1803…
Attorney for the Executrix Testamentary.
Hexagon, Queenstown.
Local & General
The death took place suddenly at his residence in East London on Wednesday evening of Mr. J.F.W. DIRCKS, an old resident, who was formerly connected with Messrs. MALCOMESS and Co., but retired some years ago.  He was seventy years of age.  One of the deceased gentleman’s son is farming in the Queenstown district, and much sympathy will be felt with him and other members of the family.
The “Daily Dispatch” also announces the death at Avoca, New England, of Mr. Reginald ORPEN, eldest son of the late Mr. J.M. ORPEN.  Deceased, who was 59 years of age, leaves a widow and four children – Mr. Bernard ORPEN, Mrs. HALFORD, Mrs. BRISTOWE, and Mr. Eric ORPEN – and several grandchildren.  To these and to his sister, Lady CREWE, and brothers, Mr. Hope ORPEN, Mr. Claude ORPEN, and Dr. ORPEN, and to all other members of the family we offer our sincerest sympathy.
To be Married at the D.R. Church, Cathcart, on January 14th, at 11 o’clock, Isabella (Dolly) PIETERSE to Lawrence BARNARD, of Upsher, Balfour, Cape.  No cards.  No reception.
Local & General
The engagement is announced of Miss Maisie DICK, only daughter of the late Mr. R.J. DICK, special magistrate of King Williamstown, and Mrs. DICK, of Magaliesburg, to Mr. Eric ORPEN, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. ORPEN, of Johannesburg, and grandson of the late Mr. J.M. ORPEN, of East London.
Monday, January 7, 1924
GOLDSCHMIDT.-  At the Duncan Vale Nursing Home, Queenstown, on the 6th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. L.M. GOLDSCHMIDT, a Daughter.
Tuesday, January 8, 1924
Wedding Bells at Birds River
(first part unreadable)
On nearing the homestead there is a beautiful avenue of trees, at the end of which is the residence of Mrs. C.P. BATTESON and family.  At this lovely spot, and under the pleasantest (auspicus?), Mr. Stanley SMART, son of the Rev. J.T. SMART, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Miss Rub BATTESON, youngest daughter of Mrs. C.P. BATTESON…
Local & General
Suicide on a Farm.
A tragedy occurred on Thursday evening at Buffelshoek, a farm about ten miles west of Zeerust, where Mr. LEMMER, a brother of General LEMMER, M.L.A., is reported to have killed himself with a shotgun.  Mr. LEMMER was widely known in the Western Transvaal, and the deepest sympathy is felt with his wife and two children.
Thursday, January 10, 1924
FILMER.-  On the 9th January, at Duncan Vale Nursing Home, to Mr. and Mrs. Ted FILMER, a Son.  Both well.
HARINGTON.-  At Booth Memorial Home, Capetown, on 8th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Vere HARINGTON (nee Rose KEY), a Son.  Mother and child both well.
Monday, January 14, 1924
BESWICK.-  Died  at East London, on the 10th January, after a long illness, Joseph Henry BESWICK, aged fifty years, the youngest son of F. BESWICK, of Queenstown.
Tuesday, January 15, 1924
In Memoriam
In loving memory of our darling, who died suddenly at Fort Victoria, S. Rhodesia, on 15th January, 1922. Inserted by her loving parents and sisters.
Notice to Creditors & Debtors.
In the Estate of the late Margaret MORGAN (born FARQUHARSON), widow of the late Edward James MORGAN, in his lifetime of Newlands, district of Cradock, who died in the district of Queenstown (No. 3117)…
Attorneys for Executors Testamentary.
Cradock, C.P.
Local and General
Bridegroom’s Tragic Death.
The tragic death has occurred at Randfontein Central Mine of Charles Edward WHITING, a popular employee, who in an accident had his head terribly crushed.  Deceased had only just returned from his honeymoon.  Shortly after the outbreak of the war in 1914 he went overseas and joined the 9th Lancers, serving throughout the second battle of Ypres.  He was promoted on the field and gained a commissioned rank in the 18th Hussars, with whom he served till the armistice.
Saturday, January 19, 1924
CATHERINE-BERRINGTON,-  At the Wesleyan Church, Sidbury, by Rev. R. MARSH, on the 16th inst., Ernest Hinton CATHERINE to Gertrude Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.T. BERRINGTON, of Sidbury Park.
Monday, January 21, 1924
PITT.-  To Mr. and Mrs. F.J. PITT, No. 9 Lamont Street, Queenstown, on the 20th January, a Daughter.  Both well.
Tuesday, January 22, 1924
MILLS-PRICE,-  On the 12th January, at All Saints’ Church, Muizenberg, by the Rev. Coldstream SAMPSON, Ronald Charles, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLS, of Kenilworth, to Audrey, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C.B. PRICE, of Kildonan, Muizenberg.
The late Mr. Willliam BUSHELL
An Appreciation
The sudden death of Mr. William BUSHELL, which took place yesterday morning under very distressing circumstances, came as a great shock to his many friends.
A little over a month ago his wife died after months of suffering.  Her death and her suffering affected him so much that he became very depressed.  It was thought that a little change would do him good, and so he went to St. Marks district for a few weeks, visiting friends.  The coming back, however, to his empty home renewed his sorrow.  In addition to this he was affected by heart trouble.  He had latterly repeatedly mentioned to friends that he could not continue to live alone and hinted at his intention.
“Bill” BUSHELL, as he was known to everybody in Queenstown, was born and brought up here.  In his younger days he was such a powerful and robust youth that he was easily “Cock of the walk,” and right up to a few years ago he was quite able to hold his own against all comers.  His popularity was great with all classes, and this was largely due to the fact that his somewhat rough and robust exterior hid beneath it a great, brave heart.  A kindlier man could not have been found.
“Bill” was a great footballer in his day.  He, too, was a member of the famous ’92 Swifts team which brought the Border Cup to Queenstown in the first year of its institution.
The deceased was a son of the late Mr. J. BUSHELL, who was stationed in Queenstown with the “Old Eightieth,” in the early sixties.
The sympathy of all his friends goes out to the bereaved children in the great sorrow that has befallen them.
Local and General
Painter Electrocuted.
John David BERNADE (27) was engaged in painting the roof of the house of Dr. ROWAN, Brooklyn, Pretoria, when he came into contact with the ordinary electric light wires on the roof and was electrocuted.  The circumstances are considered to be abnormal, says the “Rand Daily Mail,” inasmuch as deceased appeared to be thoroughly fit physically, and in the ordinary course of events a current of 250 volts would not kill a man, though he would feel in pretty badly.  It is believed that deceased lost his footing on the roof and slid on to the wire, with the result that the current passed through his body for a considerable time, with fatal results.  A second accident almost ensued when a fireman was removing the body from the roof.  The fireman had the body on his shoulder when the rung of the borrowed ladder which he was using gave way.  Happily the fireman was able to retain his hold on the ladder, and brought his load to earth safely.
Wednesday, January 23, 1924
Smart Wedding at Muizenberg
Bride a Former Queenstown Girl
(From “The Cape”).
All Saints’ Church, Muizenberg, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Saturday, January 12th, when Audrey, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. PRICE, of Muizenberg, was married to Ronald Charles Aitchison MILLS, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLS, of Kenilworth.  The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. SAMPSON, Mr. Rex MILLS, cousin of the bridegroom, acted as best man…
Thursday, January 24, 1924
Local and General
A Bulawayo Tragedy.
The body has been found of T.F. COE, a Bulawayo mining man who had been missing for 10 days.  The sad discovery was made amid thick bushes in the North Park, close to the Zoo.  The head was shattered by a shotgun which lay alongside.  COE had recently disposed of part of the ownership of the Slaney Mine, near Bulawayo.
A Zululand Tragedy.
A laconic message, from a Roman Catholic priest to an isolated police post at Mtunzini, has set the officials of the force in Zululand to investigate what appears to have been a case of murder says the “Star’s” Durban correspondent.  The priest’s message was that a European planter named LOUMEAU, of Asabeka, in the Ginginhluvu district, was found murdered in his bed last night.  No further details were provided.  The commandant of the post has set off for the scene.  An official from Eshowe has also gone there.  LOUMEAU, a single man of 33 years of age, is well-known among the sugar planters and millers.  For years he was a chemist at Hulett’s mills at Darnall, but for the past five years has been farming on his own account on his farm.  He also runs a store.
Estate of the late Joseph Henry BALL, of Queenstown.  No. 1601…
Attorney for Executrix Testamentary.
Hexagon, Queenstown.
Notice to Creditors.
Assigned Estate Joseph William BUTLER, of Braam Nek, Division of Queenstown.  No. 282…
Saturday, January 26, 1924
Notice to Creditors & Debtors.
In the Estate of the late Belina JACENI (born MPAFIS).  No. 175/638…
Agent for Executor.
Lady Frere.
Local and General
Brother and Sister Centenarians.
According to the “Friend” a centenarian died in the Bloemfontein location on Sunday in the person of Jual MOLUTA, a native reported to be 107 years of age.  His sister, who predeceased him by some months, was said to have reached her 104th year.
Death of Former R.M.
The death has occurred at his residence at St. James’s after a short illness of G.J. BOYES, late Chief Magistrate at Capetown and formerly R.M. at Queenstown.  His age was 62.  Since his retirement from the Bench some time ago Mr. BOYES has devoted a great deal of time to the public affairs of the city, and was a member of the City Council, while at the last Provincial Council elections he contested unsuccessfully the Salt River constituency in the interest of the S.A.P.
Monday, January 28, 1924
BARNES.-  Passed away on the 25th January, 1924, at Queenstown, William J.A. BARNES;  aged 73 years.  Deeply mourned.
Tuesday, January 29, 1924
MILLS.-  At Duncan Vale Nursing Home, to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. MILLS, a Daughter.  Both well.
McPHERSON-DAVIES,-  At the Presbyterian Church, Queenstown, on 29th January, 1924, by the Rev. Robt. RUSSELL, M.A., Garnet Wolseley McPERSON, youngest son of the late Oliver and Mrs. McPHERSON, of Forfar, Scotland, to Veronica Catherine Jessie DAVIES, M.B., Ch.B., only daughter of the late Robert and Mrs. DAVIES, of Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
BARNES.-  Passed away on the 25th January, 1924, at Queenstown, William J.A. BARNES;  aged 73 years.  Deeply mourned.
Local and General
Shooting Fatality at Boys’ Camp.
Another shooting accident, while a gun was being cleaned or examined, is reported, resulting in the death of Basil MILNE, of Pinetown.  It appears a party of Pinetown boys were camping at Shongweni, and one, Rae BLAKE, was cleaning or examining a double barreled shot-gun, unaware that one barrel was charged.  The gun went off and the charge blew one of young MILNE’s knees to pieces.  Dr. SOPER was summoned and had the boy removed to the Durban Nursing Home, but he died a little later.
Thursday, January 31, 1924
In Memoriam
In loving memory of our dear brother, Edward MILLER, who passed away at Queenstown on the 31st January, 1923.
Inserted by his loving brother and sisters.
Sterkstroom Notes
We regret to hear of the passing away of Mr. BARNES, senr., of Putter’s Kraal, where he has carried on farming for a number of years.  The news of his death at Queenstown came as a surprise to his many friends here, by whom he was held in the highest esteem and respect.  He was a circuit steward in the Wesley Church for many years, and was keenly interested in the many and varied aspects of farming.  To his family of sons and daughters we tender our sincere condolence in their bereavement.
Local and General
Disaster Due to Excessive Speed.
The magistrate, Mr. C.J. CORSER, delivered his verdict on Monday in regard to the victims of the New Year railway disaster at Graaff-Reinet, finding that: “Albert Jan HUUIZEN, Johanna Magdalena BURGER, Frans ARONSTEIN, and Anna VAN ROOYEN were accidentally killed by the derailment and overturning of a railway train (No. 7 mixed) on the afternoon of January 1st, 1924, which train was at the time of the accident travelling at and excessive speed.”  In the course of a brief introductory passage the magistrate said some evidence had been brought on the subject of intoxication, but he found this very inconclusive.

Saturday, February 2, 1924
Queenstown Man’s suicide at Kimberley
“Poverty, Starvation, and No Friends”
I am to-night closing my eyes owing to poverty, starvation, and no friends in Kimberley to talk to about matters.  Good luck to you all!”
This was written by a young man named Ignatius P. NEL, a broker, who was found in a state of collapse in his room on Saturday morning.  A detective was sent to ascertain his whereabouts when, having been released on bail on a charge alleging theft, he failed to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court.
At the inquest held on Tuesday Robert JOBSON said that NEL was lying on his bed when he entered the room when he entered the room at the request of the landlady.  The room reeked of lysol and NEL, who was conscious, indicated a glass containing lysol on the chest of drawers.
“Why did you do it?” asked JOBSON.  “I have had a hard life and a hard struggle, and I have got myself into trouble,” responded NEL.
NEL had an open Bible on the table next to him.  He was in great pain.  Witness had him removed to Kimberley Hospital where he died.  NEL appeared to have a morbid disposition and was depressed on account of bad business.
The medical evidence was that NEL had swallowed a large amount of Lysol.
In a letter addressed to the Magistrate, NEL wrote, “My people in Queenstown will be pleased to have me back.  I can be sure they realize more there what those who fought for them did than Kimberley people, who hate anyone who was in the war.”
The Magistrate returned a verdict of suicide of Lysol poisoning.
Monday, February 4, 1924
Local and General
Grandson of 1820 Settler.
The death occurred last week, at the age of 84, of Mr. John Letford BOWKER, grandson of Miles BOWKER, an 1820 settler.  The funeral took place on his farm, Cossack’s Post, Middelburg, at which there was a large gathering of relatives and representative farmers.  The BOWKER clan is one of the most numerous and influential of the settler descendants, and the deceased was a fine type of man, of simple habits and sincere piety.
Wednesday, February 6, 1924
Local and General
Death in a Train.
A tragic discovery was made on Saturday morning at Kimberley railway station.  On the door of a carriage being opened, it was found that the Rev. Brown LANGFORD, a passenger from Capetown, was dead.  Mr. LANGFORD was 70 years of age, and death, it was afterwards discovered, was due to syncope.
Friday, February 8, 1924
Local and General
Descendant of CETAWAYO.
Chief MTONGA, descendant of CETAWAYO, the last of the Zulu kings, died at his kraal near Ngudwini last week.  As the result of a feud.  MTONGA was forced to flee for his life with three others of the blood, and for many years he lived as a private individual, first in the Wakkerstroom district and afterwards at Weenen, in Natal.  After the Boer War he returned to Zulu-land, and was placed by the Government in charge of a small tribe living around Ngudwini, on the banks of the Lower Tugela.  He has lived there ever since, and there he died.  He was of great assistance to the Government during the Bambata rebellion of 1908, remaining loyal throughout that trying time.
Saturday, February 9, 1924
Testate Estate of the late John TABATA…
Attorney for Executor Dative.
Passed peacefully away at Tarkastad on Tuesday, 5th, Jean Sheila, infant daughter of Florence and Douglas CLARKE-FISHER, age 5 months.
Tuesday, February 12, 1924
Local and General
Survivor of the Voortrekkers.
There has arrived in Johannesburg a voortrekker, Mr. A.A. ZIETSMAN, who celebrated his 107th birthday on December 7th.  He comes from Kromdraai, where has has [sic] been living with his son, aged 80 years, and the journey to Johannesburg was made in the sidecar of a motor-cycle, which the old gentleman keenly enjoyed.  He was born in 1810, at Uitenhage, and married at the age of 25, having six children, all of whom are alive.  At the age of 50 he married a second time, having twelve daughters, of whom nine are alive.  He was in the Great Trek, and fought at Blood River.  He is in good health, considering his age, and his ambition is to obtain a pair of crutches, to enable him to go to church.
Thursday, February 14, 1924
Mr. Jury LOMBARD and family wish to thank the Doctor and all the friends for their kindness and help during the illness of his late wife, who died on the 11th inst.
Estate of the late William John SCOTT, of Queenstown (No. 9137)…
Executor Dative.
HADDAD.-  At Queenstown on the 2nd inst., to Mr. and Mrs. A. HADDAD a son.  Both well.
Friday, February 15, 1924
Notice to Creditors and Debtors
Estate of the late Hendrik Petrus GOOSEN, of Queenstown.  No. 3032…
Attorneys for Executor Dative
Tragedy on a Farm
Young Farmer Stabbed to Death
Fugitive Kaffir Herd Suspected of the Crime.
Somerset East, Thursday.
A European farmer named Andre WILKEN was discovered in a dying condition yesterday on the farm Harrington, on the Vogel River, about thirty miles from town, under circumstances which point to murder.  Reuter’s correspondent visited the farm, and, although no actual eye-witnesses were found, the circumstances made unraveling the case an easy matter. A Kaffir herd on the farm did not come to word yesterday morning and was discovered about 9.30 sleeping off the effects of the previous night’s carousal.  Deceased and his brother Johannes, the latter a schoolboy preparing to go to the University this month, arrested him and tied him to a cart in the wagon house while they proceeded to the huts in search of Kaffir beer.  During their absence someone on the farm cut the reins and released the boy, who made for the river.  He was seen by deceased and his brother going up along the bank.  Andrew told Johannes to follow the boy along the land and he himself proceeded along the river bed to intercept him.  When Johannes eventually followed the spoor of the Kaffir into the river bed he observed him running and gave chase.  When he came up close to the boy the latter shouted:  “Ik sal jou ook doodsteek.”  As the Kaffir had an open clasp-knife in his hand Johannes kept his distance and shouted to Andrew.  He continued to follow the fugitive, who made for the surrounding hills, which are thickly wooded.  Johannes, not daring to tackle the Kaffir alone, and alarmed at the non-appearance of Andrew, eventually returned home.  On his return Johannes met his father, who had come to see what had happened to his sons.  Together they traced the spoors, and in a gully they found Andrew with a deep stab wound under his left eye.  The unfortunate man expired shortly afterwards.  It is clear that Andrew must have been close behind the Kaffir when the latter found the passage of the gulley blocked by a thorn hedge, and that the boy must have turned suddenly and delivered the stab which caused his pursuer’s death.  The suspected murderer is still at large.- Reuter.
Monday, February 18, 1924
JARVIS.-  Passed away peacefully at Bloemfontein, on the 16th inst., William George, youngest son of Mrs. And the late G.E. JARVIS, of Queenstown.
Local and General
Versatile Veteran’s  Death.
The death has taken place at Kimberley, at his residence, of Robert Jameson MOIR, one of the most remarkable figures on the Diamond Fields.  Born in 1832 in Linlithgowshire, he came to South Africa in 1857.  He was most versatile, having in turn been a chemist’s assistant, a trader, a jam preserver, a circus performer, a theatre proprietor, a commercial broker, a commission agent and a diamond digger.  In later years his thoughts turned to poetry, and he has written many lines which have earned for him the name of Kimberley’s poet.  It was he who persuaded Sir George GREY to charter ships to convey dissatisfied colonists to New Zealand.  He was the first to start a jam and preserve factory in Natal in 1886, and afterwards made ink.  Later he joined a traveling circus and performed amazing feats of strength and skill.  When he abandoned this latest occupation he became the owner of a theatre, and remained so for many years.  He was associated with many of the historic figures on the Diamond Fields, notably Cecil RHODES and Barney BARNATO, and had many interesting anecdotes to tell.  By his death Kimberley has lost a grand old landmark, and he will be missed by many friends and acquaintances on the Diamond Fields.
Tuesday, February 19, 1924
CHEMALY.-  At Queenstown, on 18th February, 1924, Antony Douglas CHEMALY, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. CHEMALY, aged 16 years 7 days.  Funeral at 11 o’clock to-morrow (Wednesday) morning from 110 Cathcart Road.
Local and General
By the death of Mrs. Sarah SUMMERTON, of the Hogsback, which sad event occurred in Alice on Sunday evening, February 10th, Victoria East had lost one of its landmarks, says the “Daily Dispatch.”  Her death was very sudden.  She returned only the preceding Wednesday from Queenstown, where she had been visiting a married daughter.  She left Queenstown apparently well, but reached Alice in a dying condition.  Mrs. SUMMERTON, who was born in Devonshire, came to South Africa 46 years ago.  She was a sister of the late William and George TERWIN, and was married to Mr. SUMMERTON in Commemoration Church, Grahamstown, over 40 years ago.  For a few years after their marriage they lived at Thorndale, in the Tyumie, but 35 years ago they bought the farm on the Hogsback where they had resided ever since.
The engagement is announced, says “The Friend,” of Miss Marjorie BEAVAN, eldest daughter of Mr. F.C. BEAVAN, of the South African Railways, and Mrs. BEAVAN, to Mr. J.A. FILMER, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. FILMER, “Thornlands,” Queenstown.
Congratulations to Mr. A.M. STILLWELL, father of Mrs. G. FOX, who celebrated his 86th birthday on Monday.  Mr. STILLWELL, who enjoys the best of health, was formerly a well-known farmer in the Queenstown district, but since the death of his wife in 1918 has resided in East London, says the “Daily Dispatch.”
Thursday, February 21, 1924
Local and General
We regret to record the death of Mr. J.W. GARRETT, Mayor of Lady Frere, which occurred this morning.  He will be buried in Queenstown on Saturday.
The death also took place this morning of Mr. E.N.L. (“Tommy”) AUSTIN, whose passing will be widely mourned.
Saturday, February 23, 1924
SPRINGER.-  To Mr. and Mrs. D. SPRINGER, of Bolotwa, on the 14th February, a Son, at the Duncan vale Nursing Home.
Monday, February 25, 1924
KEAN-BROUGH,-  The engagement is announced of Miss L. KEAN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. KEAN, to Mr. J. BROUGH, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. BROUGH, both of Queenstown.
(verwys 23 Feb. 1924)
SPRENGER,-  To Mr. and Mrs. D. SPRENGER, of Bolotwa, on the 14th February, a Son, at the Duncan Vale Nursing Home.
GARRETT,-  Passed away at Lady Frere, on Thursday, 21st February, 1924, James William Alma GARRETT, aged 69 years 5 months.
Tuesday, February 26, 1924
LEVEY.-  To Mr. and Mrs. H.B. LEVEY, Queenstown, a Son, on the 26th February.  Both well.
In Memoriam
BOYLE,-  In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, Ernest BOYLE, died 25th February, 1919.
Inserted by Lena and Pops.
Testate Estate Late Alexander Trotter SCOTT…
For Self and Co-executors

Tuesday, March 4, 1924
Testate Estate late George GIBSON…
For Self and Co-Executor.
Late O.F.S. Administrator
Funeral at His Farm To-day
Bloemfontein, Monday.
The funereal of Sir Cornelis WESSELS, Administrator of the Free State, will take place at his farm, Quaggafontein, near Bloemfontein, to-morrow. – Reuter.
Thursday, March 6, 1924
FILMER-DYE,-  On the 4th inst., by the Rev. McGAHEY, at Wesley Church, Cecil John, youngest son of Mrs. M.H. FILMER, of Queenstown, to Millicent Hope, youngest daughter of Mr. E.H. DYE, of Occupation, Bolotwa.
Friday, March 7, 1924
PRINSLOO-SPANN,-  Married by Special Licence, on the 3rd of March, at Lady Frere, B.J. PRINSLOO, Sheep Inspector, of Glen Grey, and Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. SPANN, of Silver Streams.
Notice to Creditors.
In the Estate of the late Johanna Susanna PRETORIUS (born VAN ZYL), of Sterkstroom, and pre-deceased Spouse, Charel Zacharias Stefanus PRETORIUS…
Attorneys for Executors,
P.O. Box 38,
Monday, March 10, 1924
In Memoriam
MEYERS,-  In loving memory of my dear wife, Ethel Agnes MEYERS, who died on the 10th March, 1923.
Sadly missed by her loving husband.
Tuesday, March 11, 1924
First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the Estate of the late Johanna Wilhelmina (or Wilhelmine) Elizabeth ATTWOOD (born MEGGERSSE) and Surviving Spouse, Charles Richard ATTWOOD. (No. 1714)…
SMUTS Bros.,
Attorneys for Executor.
P.O. Box 38, Sterkstroom
Wednesday, March 12, 1924
Estate Late Francis Pattinger FINCHAM, of Queenstown.  (No. 2718)…
Attorney for the Executor Testamentary.
Hexagon, Queenstown.
Friday, March 14, 1924
GODDEN,-  To Mr. and Mrs. Harold GODDEN, at Lady Frere, on the 12th inst., a Daughter.
Estate of the late Charles Fielding COLLINGWOOD, of Queenstown.  No. 2073…
Solicitors for Executor Dative.
94 Cathcart Road, Queenstown.
Local and General
Contractor’s Tragic Death.
The death occurred under tragic circumstances at Butterworth on Sunday of a man named OSBORNE, the contractor who erected the war memorial there.  He came into town on Saturday to attend the unveiling ceremony, which took place on Sunday.  He did not attend the ceremony and later on ni [sic] the day his body was found in an old disused quarry.  It is surmised that he got through the fence and plunged into the quarry, which is 40 feet deep.  That he suffered great agony is indicated by traces of his struggles seen in the vicinity of the tragedy.  He was buried by the War Memorial Committee on Monday.
Tuesday, March 18, 1924
WHITING.-  On Monday, 17th March, 1924, at the Nightingale Home, East London, Florence, dearly loved wife of Hugh Richard WHITING, after a serious operation.
Wednesday, March 19, 1924
VAN HEERDEN,-  Died at Lady Frere on the 15th March, 1924, as the result of an accident, Petrus Johannes VAN HEERDEN, aged 63 years, of Glen Tilt, Ndonga Settlement.
Inserted by his loving brothers and sisters.
In the Estate of the late John Benjamin LEACH, of Queenstown.  No. 174/147/298/20…
Attorneys for Executors Testimentary.
Thursday, March 20, 1924
BOWES,-  At Essex Farm, on the 16th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton BOWES, a Son.  Both well.
Friday, March 21, 1924
HOSFORD,-  At Addiscombe, Queesntown, on 17th March, to Mr. and Mrs. J.T. HOSFORD, a Daughter.
Local and General
Remarkable Murder Case.
After a protracted hearing at the Circuit Court at Middelburg (Cape) the sensational case against Willem DISTIN, brickmaker, on a charge of brutal murder of his wife collapsed suddenly after a remarkable theory advanced by the district surgeon, who attended the deceased woman on the night of the murder.  The evidence proved accused to have made a practice of ill-using his wife.  On the night of her death he beat her unmercifully and she died of shock and haemorrhage.  The doctor’s startling evidence included a theory that the woman received the laceration in her attempt to escape through a window in the hut.  The Judge-President, much perplexed, asked witness if the defence had been meddling with him, and asked whether he felt justified in staking his professional reputation on the theory.  The district surgeon emphatically reiterated his considered opinion arrived at that day.  Defending counsel, after the doctor’s evidence, accepted the plea of culpable homicide, and prisoner, after the jury had brought forward a formal verdict of guilty, was sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour and 15 lashes.
Monday, March 24, 1924
HART.-  At Queenstown, on the 21st inst., William Robert HART, in his 79th year.
Death of Mr. K.H. HOFMEYR
A Former School Inspector
Capetown, Monday.
The death occurred of Mr. Kan Hendrik HOFMEYR, M.A., second son of the late Professor HOFMEYR, of Stellenbosch, and formerly inspector of schools.  The funeral takes place at Stellenbosch this afternoon.- Reuter.
Tuesday, March 25, 1924
Insolvent Estate Gideon Johannes GOOSEN…
Sole Trustee.
Children See Father Die.
A lightning fatality occurred at Bronkhorstspruit on Wednesday, when a mason named VAN SCHALKWYK was killed.  VAN SCHALKWYK had been engaged upon the building of dwelling house for Mr. VAN ZYL.  At the luncheon interval, while a storm was brewing, he walked along the road to meet his children, who were taking him food.  When some 50 yards from the children he was struck by lightning, which caught him at the back of the neck, and death must have been instantaneous.  His clothing caught fire and was completely destroyed.  VAN SCHALKWYK leave a widow and five children.
The late Mr. W.R. HART
Pulpit Reference
On Sunday morning last in the Presbyterian Church, the minister, the Rev. R. RUSSELL, on concluding an address on II. Timothy, iv:7: “I have fought a good fight:  I have finished my course:  I have kept the faith,” said: “I desire this morning to say a few words on the sudden passing from our midst at midday on Friday of one long and intimately associated with the life and word of our church, my good friend and your good friend, our old elder, W.R. HART.  Mr. HART had reached the ripe old age of seventy and eight years, and while any one at that age holds life by a very slender thread, no one who saw him in his usual place in church last Sunday morning or last Sunday evening, or who saw him, as I saw him last Wednesday evening, diving about in his gig, a hale, hearty old man, ever dreamt that the end was so very near at hand.  Last Wednesday evening at sun-down he drove up to the Manse door, to see if there was anything that he could do for me next day, and as there were two or three visits that I desired to make, I arranged with him to call for me with his gig at 2.30 o’clock.  When, on Thursday afternoon at 2.30, he failed to appear as arranged, I concluded that his engagement with me had somehow slipped his mind;  but when on Thursday evening, I went over to the school-room to preside at the congregational social in honour of the Right Rev. The Moderator, and found that Mr. HART was absent from the gathering, to which I knew he had been eagerly looking forward, I at once suspected sickness.  On Friday morning, after seeing the Moderator away to Tarkastad, I made my way to his home in Wainwright Street, and found that it was as I had suspected.  He whispered to me that he had been taken ill on his way to keep his engagement with me the afternoon before, and that he had passed a very bad night.  I saw that he was tired and weak and not inclined to speak, so I knelt by the bedside of my old friend and elder, and prayed with him, commending him in his time of need to the love of God and the grace of Christ, shook hands with him, bade him good day, and left, with a somewhat foreboding heart.  Two or three hours afterwards I learned that he had passed peacefully away.  It was a sudden call home, but it was precisely the kind of call that he desired for himself.  Again and again in recent months, in speaking to me of the death of this one and that one, he had said to me that he hoped when his end came that it would not be a case of lingering illness, long drawn out, but a sudden call.  He got what he desired and hoped for.  A few hours of sickness and weakness, and he fell on sleep, strong in his faith in Christ.
“There is no need for me to speak to you of the splendid service he rendered to this church, you are all familiar with that.  There would, I think, be no exaggeration in saying that during the last few  years the life and work of this church has been one of the main interests of his life.  Whatever he could do to promote its welfare he did, and did gladly.  It was a privilege and a joy to him to do it.  He was greatly distressed when difficulties and troubles arose in this congregation, as they arise, I suppose, at times in every congregation in the land, and when those difficulties and troubles were smoothed over or passed away he was just as greatly delighted.  Nothing gave him more satisfaction in recent months than the fact that our church at the present time is in a particularly healthy, prosperous, promising condition, and on several occasions of late, when he mentioned the fact to me, I told him, and told him in all sincerity, that not a little of the credit was his own.
“Of Mr. HART’s interest in the Orphanage and his labours for it ever since its inception, there is also no need for me to speak to you.  Most of you are familiar with that, too.  If there was one thing that lay nearer his heart than this church, it was the Orphanage.  He was never happier than when he was visiting it, or serving it in some capacity, and when his heart ceased to beat the other day at the touch of God, our Orphanage and the children of our Orphanage lost a very good friend.
“Of all that Mr. HART was to me and did for me as minister of this church, I cannot speak.  Outside his own family circle, no one will miss him more than I.  I am thankful to-day that I frequently of late told him how greatly I appreciated his counsel and encouragement and help.  So long as I am the minister of this church I will thank God on every remembrance of him, and never a Sunday will come or a Monday morning on which I will not remember him.  He was an exceptionally fine old man in many ways:  simple, honest, kindly, shrewd, hearty, a man of deep, strong, religious belief and sincere unobtrusive piety, precisely the sort of man who, in my judgment, gives interest and character and strength to any community of which he is one.  He was a well-known figure in the town and district and will be much missed.  To those of us who knew him best, his death is a real personal loss, and our sympathy this day, sincere and deep, goes out to his widow and family.  May they be comforted and upheld of God.”
Thursday, March 27, 1924
TORR,-  At Zeerust, to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley TORR, on the 18th inst., a fine Boy.
BURT,- At Stellenbosch, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark BURG (nee Jennie LANG), on the 20th instant, a Son.
Estate late Cornelia Aletta ERASMUS (born DE WET) and surviving spouse, Jacobus Albertus ERASMUS, of Bekkersfontein, Division of Queenstown.  No. 2138…
Attorney for the Executor Testamentary.
Hexagon, Queenstown.
In the Estate of the late Eliza Anne TUPMAN (born EVANS).  No. 3590…
Executor Testamentary.
Waverly House, Queenstown.
Friday, March 28, 1924
Local and General
We join the many friends of Mr. W. BURBEROW, senr., father of our esteemed Mayor, in congratulating him on attaining his 82nd birthday to-day.  Mr. BURBEROW is wonderfully hale and hearty considering his age.
The marriage will be solemnized at the Dutch Reformed Church, Dordrecht, on Wednesday, April 2nd, of Mr. H.S. GROENEWALD, formerly of the Krugersdorp branch of the Standard Bank, and now stationed at Queenstown, and Miss Wilhelmina VAN JAARSVELD, of the farm Droogefontein, Dordrecht.

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