Eastern Province Herald 1857 - 2 - April to June
Tuesday 7 April 1857
MARRIED at Malmesbury Abbey on 22nd Jan, Arthur Bellairs, of Pembroke Dock (second son of W.M. HARRIES Esq. of Port Elizabeth) to Ashfield, second daughter of Thomas LUCE Esq, MP for Malmesbury.
The Undersigned having purchased the whole of Mr. C.H. CALDECOTT’s Stock-in-Trade, will from this date carry on the Business on the same Premises as heretofore, under the style or firm of DISTIN & Co, in addition to, and separate from, his present business.
Cradock, March 25 1857
PROSPECTUS OF THE GRAAFF-REINET FLOCKMASTER ASSOCIATION
For promoting the Breed of Pure Merino Sheep
In 250 Shares at Twenty Pounds
[Lengthy prospectus follows]
A. BERRANGE Esq., Civil Com. – President
J.H. CLOETE Esq.
A.P. RUBIDGE Esq.
A. HARZENBURG Esq.
S.J. MEINTJES Esq.
Wm. SOUTHEY Esq.
J.C. DONOVAN Esq.
M.J. ADENDORFF Esq.
D. SINCLAIR Esq.
Geo. BREMNER Esq., Provisional Secretary
Tuesday 14 April 1857
DIED at Port Elizabeth after a short illness, George Isaiah, third son of Mr. I. TITTERTON, deeply regretted by his parents and relatives.
His remains will proceed to the place of interment this afternoon at half past 3 o’clock.
DAY AND BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT FOR YOUNG LADIES, PORT ELIZABETH
Miss BLEWETT having removed to a commodious and healthy residence on the Hill, has made arrangements which will enable her (after the Easter recess) to receive a limited number of Young Ladies as Boarders.
Port Elizabeth, April 13 1857
Ex “Sea Serpent”
PERKINS, OGILVIE & Co
Are receiving large additions to their present Stock of Staple and Fancy Goods
Port Elizabeth, April 7 1857
Per “Star of the East”
Now landing from the above Vessel
Ordnance Blankets 79x80, 74x84, 76x84
Gents’ Fancy Boots, assorted
Children’s Patent Seal Shoes
Ditto colored Roan Boots
Black and white Prints
Metal Soup Tureens
Ditto Ale Mugs and Cups
Dressing and Pocket Combs
Dandruff Ivory ditto
Shot A A A C 5
3 legged Iron Pots 2 to 6 gallons
Soup Pots, 10 to 20 gallons
DEARE & DIETZ
Tuesday 21 April 1857
BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on Sunday 19th April 1857, Mrs. Henry SCHABEL of a son.
Notice is hereby given that the Partnership hitherto existing under the style of EDWARDS & COTTERELL, General Agents &c, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All claims against the late firm to be sent in to the first undersigned.
Port Elizabeth, 21st April 1857
Tuesday 28 April 1857
SHIP CHANDLER’S STORE
The Undersigned begs ti intimate to Ship Captains and others that he has just opened, in the eligible Premises in Customs Street lately occupied by Mr. GUBB, a Ship Chandler’s Store, where every article in this line of business will be sold at Low Rates.
Now unpacking Stores of every Kind.
Port Elizabeth, April 21 1857
Tuesday 5 May 1857
Now landing from the “Sea Serpent”, Curtis’s and Harvey’s Coarse, Fine, Diamond and Rifle Gunpowder.
THE UNDERSIGNED has received per “Sea Serpent” a fresh supply of Pigou and Wilks’ Gunpowder, comprising
Rifle Gunpowder, first quality
Boers’ do. do., in flannel bags
Tuesday 12 May 1857
UITENHAGE CASE OF MURDER
HERMANUS HERMANUS TRIED AT UITENHAGE FOR MURDER ON 27 MARCH 1857
It appeared from the evidence that on a certain evening during the month of September last the prisoner committed a series of violent attacks upon his wife. She was lying on her bed upon his return from work. The prisoner, without any apparent provocation, went up to her and kicked her on the forehead, between the eyes. She remonstrated with him, when he kicked her a second time. He then pulled her over, and while she was lying on her back he trod upon her breast and stomach, wearing at the time a pair of thick Blucher boots. He afterwards took a piece of lighted wood from the hearth and burned her in the face, again treading upon her in a most brutal manner. He then took a knife, which was however arrested from him by a bystander (a female); he again trod upon her face, tearing away all the burned skin.
From the evidence given to the Medical Officer who was called in upon the occasion, it appeared that when he entered the apartment where the unfortunate victim was lying a shocking sight presented itself. She was immersed in a pool of blood, the walls besmeared in a similar manner, and pieces of flesh adhering to them. Her body was [….] scorched and bruised, and the skull laid bare to a considerable extent, the scalp being almost totally beaten off. Both ears were split, and a portion of the right hand entirely beaten away. She was removed to the hospital but the next morning death put an end to her sufferings.
On a post mortem examination the Surgeon gave it as his opinion that [extra…..] blood resting on the brain was the immediate cause of death.
Sentence of death was passed upon the prisoner, the Judge holding out no hopes of a commutation of sentence. We believe the death warrant has been signed for his execution, which is to take place in a few days.
Tuesday 19 May 1857
DIED at Cradock on Wednesday the 6th inst, in the eightieth year of her age, Janet MUNRO, widow of the late Revd. John MUNRO of the London Missionary Society, whose memory is still revered by many in this Colony.
All who knew the late Mrs. MUNRO will most ready pronounce that in her all the noble characteristics of a woman and Christian were ever present. With deceased the grave may be said to have closed over the last of her family – her husband and three sons having all died within the last ten years.
Friends at a distance will please accept this intimation.
Tuesday 9 June 1857
Notice is hereby given that the Partnership hitherto subsisting between Josias Samuel Oertel BRINK and Henry DU TOIT, trading at Richmond under the Style or Firm of BRINK & DU TOIT, became dissolved on the 31st May 1857. All Debts due by the Firm will be arranged by the first undersigned, to whom alone all Debts due to the Firm must be paid.
Henry DU TOIT
DR. TANCRED’S LAST
Dr. TANCRED gives us notice that he intends to start ‘a new newspaper’, to be named Briareus. He has handed us his prospectus, which sets forth that “Arrangements are being made for the publication of a new journal which will be completed with all speed possible. As a first prospectus, Briareus, with his hundred hands, will handle all that Argus, with his hundred eyes, can see, and Briareus will also handle all that Argus cannot and never will see. To be edited by Dr. TANCRED.” - Argus
Tuesday 16 June 1857
BIRTH at The Lodge, Port Elizabeth, on the 10th instant, the Lady of A.J. CLAIRMONTE Esq. of a son.
BIRTH on the 15th instant, Mrs. W.S. KIRKWOOD of a daughter.
A.J. CLAIRMONTE & Co
Are now landing ex “Julia” and “Brothers”
Grey Twilled Sheetings 72 inch
Men’s Striped Jean Shirts
Men’s Regatta Shirts
Men’s Long Cloth Shirts
Stout Wagon Canvas
Men’s Wellington Boots
Men’s Blucher Boots
Ladies’ Patent Leather Shoes
Children’s do. do. do.
Casks Glassware – assorted
The municipality of this rising and important frontier town have at length succeeded in bringing the water from the Kat River into the Village. We understand that the work has been most creditably executed, and that to Mr. HOLLIDAY, and the other commissioners, the inhabitants acknowledge themselves as under lasting obligation.
June 10: Mrs. A.J. CLAIRMONTE of a son
June 15: Mrs. W.S. KIRKWOOD of a daughter
June 12: By the Rev. Mr. Harsant of New Church, a son of Mr. HURLEY baptised John Cornelius; a son of ditto baptised Alfred.
June 9: At the Gamtoos River Ferry, Peter MACDONALD, aged 32 years.
Tuesday 23 June 1857
BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on the 20th June, Mrs. E.A. COOK of a son.
June 17: Mrs. RUTHERFOORD of a son.
June 20: Mrs. E.A. COOK of a son
By the Rev. Mr. Pickering of St.Paul’s Church, a daughter of Mr. W. FROST baptised Emily Maria, a son of ditto baptised George Henry. A son of Mr. [MO…EY] baptised John Ralph. A son of Mr. [CR….] baptised William.
June 15 by the Rev. Mr. Fowle, Colonial Chaplain, a son of Mr. [H….] baptised Charles; a daughter of ditto baptised Johanna; a son of ditto baptised Peter.
June 22 by the same, a son of Mr. BROWN baptised James Nicholas.
June 17: Henry CLARK, aged 39 years
June 20: William H. [CHICK], aged 27 years
June 22: John J. CLARK, aged 6 years
[Many surnames too smudged to read]