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The Friend of the Free State and Bloemfontein Gazette 1870 1 January - June

Thursday, 13 January, 1870

OBITUARY – We regret to announce the death of Mrs. M. WESSELS, wife of Mr. Maibivus WESSELS, of Winburg. Mrs. WESSELS died at Bloemfontein, after long and severe suffering, on Monday evening, the 10th instant. Mrs. WESSELS was the sister of Mrs. M STEIJN, of this district – Likewise, on the same day, departed this life, the infant son of Dr. and Mrs. KELLNER, aged 15 months.

SALE OF ELIGIBLE LANDED PROERTY
In the Orange Free State
The undersigned being thereto duly authorized by the representative in the insolvent estate of Thos. HEATLY, of Worcester, Cape Colony, will cause to be sold by public auction, on the Market Square, Bloemfontein, on Saturday, 22nd January, 1870 at 12 o’clock, if not previously disposed of by private sale, the following properties, to wit:-
1. The farm, Wildebeestkooi, adjoining the farm Leeuberg, the property of the late J.G.E. KOLBE, about two hours ride from the town of Bloemfontein; this farm is well adapted for the breeding and depasturing of all kinds of livestock, being healthy and well situated.
2. A portion of the farm Kookfontein, (about the half thereof) formerly lying in the district of Bloemfontein, now district Jacobsdal, (the diamond locality) likewise a promising sheep and cattle walk, but chiefly noted as lying in the immediate vicinity of the South African diamond region.
And in the estate of the late Joseph BLACKBURN,
3. The farm Langverwacht, Ward Onderwittebergen, district Winburg. This farm is suitable for all kinds of live stock, well watered, and about 3600 morgen in extent according to land commission report dated September 1861.
For further particulars enquire of E.J. SYFRET, Esq. Cape Town, or of the undersigned.
Bloemfontein, 30 November,1869.
W.W. COLLINS, Gen. Agent.
N.B. – This sale has been postponed from the 8th to 22 January, 1870 to suit intending purchasers. The above named farms are meantime for private sale. W.W.C.

DIED at Bloemfontein, on 10th January, Friederich Adolph, youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. KELLNER, aged 15 months.

Thursday, 20 January, 1870

MARRIED
By special licence, on Monday, January 10th, 1870, at St. Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth, by the Rev. E. PICKERING, Colonial Chaplain, Frederic William HALSE, Esq. J.P. Orange Free State, to Eliza, eldest daughter of Robert SHEPPARD, Esq. of Horsham, Sussex, England – No Cards.

DIED after a short illness, on the 6th inst., the oldest inhabitant of this village, Stephen ROWLES, at the age of 55 years. Deceased left no enemies but many will fondly remember the quiet and inoffensive old man.
H.P.
Philippolis,
January, 11th 1870

CANNON ACCIDENT – A sad accident has occurred at Harrismith, by which a poor man, named William JONES, has lost his arm. While engaged with others, in firing a salute in honor of the arrival of Lieut- Governor KEALE, and in the act of ramming home the powder, the charge exploded with the above melancholy result. His honor the President showed every kindness, and caused all to be done for the sufferer which it was possible to do, and two doctors, fortunately present, were in immediate attendance, but still the poor fellow was not by any means out of danger; in fact, his life was almost despaired of. It is quite time that this firing of salutes, except by the regular artillery corps, should be put a stop to. No end of accidents have therefore, from first to last, occurred.

Thursday, 3 February, 1870

KENNISGEVING
In den boedel van wylen Maria Elizabeth BEZIJDENHOUD, vroeger weduwe COMBRINK, en geboren SCHUTTE. De ondergeteekende behoorlyk gekosen en aangesteld synde als Executeur Datief is opgemelde boedel roept hiermede op alle debiteuren en personen die iets in hunne besit hebben, behoorende aan gem. boedel ons dis door hen verschuldigd of in besit, binnen twee maanden van af hedes aan hem op de plaats Schiethoek, district Caledonrivier te betalen, of af te leveren, en alle crediteuren, aan hem binnen deselfde ty den op dieselfe plaats hunne vordering in te leveren.
Hendrik Johannes SMIT H.J. zoon.
Executeur Datief.
Smithfield, 31 January, 1870

BIRTH
At Bloemfontein, on 1st February, Mrs. L. BAUMANN, of a son.
At Bloemfontein, on 2nd February, Mrs. John PALMER, of a daughter.
At Bloemfontein, on 31st January, Mrs. B.O. KELLNER, of a son

Thursday, 10 February, 1870

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the estate of H. TUCKER, of Cradock.
Notice is hereby given, that all persons in the Orange Free State having claims against the estate of Henry TUCKER, of Cradock, Cape Colony, must file the same with the undersigned, addressed to the Assignces of the estate, within 6 weeks from this date.
By order of the assignces,
James B. BROWN, Secretary.
Bloemfontein Board of Executors and Trust Co.
January 26, 1870

Thursday, 17 February, 1870

OBITUARY
We deeply regret to have to record the sudden and melancholy death of Mr. James HALSE, eldest son of Mr. H.J. HALSE, of Aliwal North, who has lost his life through striking his head against the rock while bathing in the Kraalriver, Aliwal district. Deceased leaves a young widow to mourn her loss.

Mr. John BLACKIE, son-in-law of Mr. R, PARKIN, of Tafel-kop, in this district, died rather suddenly on his farm on the 28th ult. Mr. BLACKIE was an old soldier of the 91st Regiment, who on receiving his discharge, settled in this country, and is supposed to have died worth some £12000 in landed property and livestock. He is said to have had at least 8000 sheep. Mr. BLACKIE was a thrifty son of Scotis, having first seen the light at Canongate, Edinburgh.

DIED on the 28th January, 1870, at Tafel-kop, district of Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, John BLACKIE, aged 49 years, leaving behind him a widow and 10 children to deplore their loss. He was born at Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland

Thursday, 24 February, 1870

KENNISGEVING
In den insolventen boedel van Robert FINLAY, senior, of Smithfield
Kennis wordt hiermede gegeven, dat de ondergeteekende aangesteld zyn als curaturen in byeenkomst, overeenkomstig, instruction van den meester, zal gehonden worden ten Landdrostkantore te Smithfield, op den 16 April, 1870, voor het bewyzen van schulden, voor de ontvangst van het rapport, van den curatoren, en om aan hun instruction te geven betrekkelyk het bestuur van gemelden boedel. Debiteuren worden hiermede ongeroepen hunnen schulden binnen twee maanden aan de ondergeteenden, te Smithfield, te komen betalen.
Charles Sirr ORPEN,
Wilhelm Christiaan PEETERS
Gezamentlyke Curators.
Smithfield, 14 February, 1870

Thursday, 3 March, 1870

BLOEMFONTEIN BOARD OF EXECUTORS & TRUST CO.
In the insolvent estate of J.C. Nielen MARAIS
At next Nachtmaal, and immediately after the sale in John MONTGOMERY’s estate, will be sold in front of the Market House, the valuable farm, Gem of the Prairie, together with the award portion of Tusschen Dais, which gives this farm the valuable addition of a water boundary line and a considerable increase in extent of territory, altogether about 2000 morgen. The farmhouse is in excellent condition and so are the kraals. It lies only half an hour’s ride from Bloemfontein, and is altogether too well known a farm to require further description.
James B. BROWN. Secretary.
Edwd S. HANGER, Auctioneer.
Bloemfontein Board of Executors & Trust Company,
14 Feb., 1870

SALE OF FARMS, &c.
In the insolvent estate of Hans or Johannes Jurgens de JAGER
The undersigned duly authorized, will sell by public auction, on the farm “Ventershoek” ward Wittebergen, district Harrismith on Tuesday, 8th March, 1870, at 12 O’Clock, noon.
1st That excellent and well known farm, called Ventershoek, No.70 District Harrismith.
2nd That first-class Stock Farm, called Driekop, No. 81, district Harrismith, 2500 morgen in extent, according to land-surveyor’s diagram.
3rd That valuable piece of ground, known as Rietspruit, supposed to be about 800 morgen.
4th That splendid agricultural farm, called Leuyfontein, No.525, district Winburg
Those farms are situated near to Sand River (Hiscock’s), and to that young and flourishing town Bethlehem, and offer splendid opportunity for a practical farmer with a large family or connection. The three first farms adjoin each other, and the fourth is only dividend from them by one farm. On the two first homes, kraals and enclosures are built in that substantial style which farmers, in easy circumstances, delight in, and now that the kaffir line, which was formerly the only drawback, has been removed so far from them, their value is materially increased.
5th Several Hoses
And whatever further may be exposed on the day of sale.
Terms Easy
Robert MacFARLANE, Auctioneeer.
Harrismith, 21 January, 1870

KENNISGEVING
In den insolventen boedel van Piet Jacob HENNING, van Caledonrivier district.
Kennis wordt hiermede gegeven, dat de onergeteekende aangestel zyn alls curator in bovengemelde boedel, end at dde derde byeenkomst, overeenkomstig instruction van den meester, zal gehouden worden ten landdrostkantore te Smithfield, op 20 Mei, 1870. Voor het bewyzen van schulden, voor de ontvangst van het rapport van de curator, en om aan hom instruction te geven betrokkelyk het bestuur van gemelde boedel.
Debiteuren worden hiermede opgeroeepen hunne schulden binne twee maanden aan de ondergeteekende, te Smithfield te kommen betalen.
Nathaniel HARVEY, Curator.
Smithfield, 28sten February, 1870

Thursday, 10 March, 1870

PUBLIC SALE
In the estate of the late Carolina Maria Johanna HOWELL, born de WAAL
The undersigned will cause to be sold by public auction on Saturday, 16th April, 1870, at 10 o’clock a.m. in front of the offices of Messrs. A.A. STUART & Co., at Winburg: About 500 Merino ewes, in good condition.
Messrs. A.A. STUART & Co., Auctioneers.
J.M. HOWELL,
G.C.A. JONAS,
Executors Dative.
Bloemfontein 8 March, 1870

BLOEMFONTEIN BOARD OF EXECUTORS and TRUST CO.
PUBLIC SALE
In the insolvent estate of the late P.B.WIESE on Saturday, 19th inst. In front of the Market House, and immediately after the sale of fat cattle, &c., in MONTGOMERY’s estate, will be sold, the movables in the above insolvent estate, as follows:- 2 carts, 1 Mare, 1 calf, 1 Rifle, and sundry household furniture, consisting of tables, chairs, bedding, and sundry kitchen utensils, &c., &c.
James B. BROWN Sec. Sole Trustee.
Edwd. S. HANGER Auctioneer
Bloemfontein Board of Executors and Trust Co.
March 9, 1870

BLOEMFONTEIN BOARD OF EXECUTORS and TRUST CO.
Important Public Sale of Landed Property
In the insolvent estate of W.J. COLEMAN, of Bloemfontein.
The undersigned will sell by public auction, at Smithfield on Saturday, 23rd April next, the following valuable properties in the above estate:-
1st Portion of erf No 5, Juana Square, Smithfield with the buildings thereon, comprising Large store, under iron, with plank floor, wine store, wool store, &c., all under iron. There is also a large space of ground unoccupied; it is situated at the corner of Urquhart, facing the Dutch Church, and is the FINNEY Business stand in Smithfield.
2nd Portion of erf no 6, adjoining the above, with the buildings thereon, which consists of dwelling house consisting of 4 rooms, kitchen and pantry, shop, stabling, and outhouses; also a large yard enclosed.
3rd The shop furniture comprising: shelving, glass case and two counters.
4th The greater portion of the farm “Onverwacht” containing 2794 morgen and 220 roods, as per survey of Mr. J. M. ORPEN, bounded on three sides by Brakfontein, Droogfontein, Paardekraal and Jackalsfontein. Known as one of the BEST FARMs in the Caledon River district. The fountain on this farm is very strong.
5th The farm “Copenhagen,” No 344, Caledon River district, wijk Welgeboom-spruit, bounded by Frankfort, Zounebloem, Schoongesicht, Holstein, and Utrecht. This is a portion of the old Beersheba ground, well-known as the BEST SHEEPWALK in the Free State: It lies quite close to Smithfield.
6th The farm “Zwakfonein,” No 168 district Caledon River.The undivided half share of this farm will be sold; it is situated close to Commissie Drift, and bounded by the farms Beersheba, Caledon River, Waschbank, Inhoek, and Krinsemensfontein. This farm has a good dwelling house and fine orchard.
7th The farm “Paardefontein” including a portion of “Grootzuurfontein” No. 70, district of Bethulie, about 2000 morgen in extent. A SPLENDID STOCKFARM; situated in Old Bastard Land.
Sale to commence at 10 O’clock, on the premises Juana Square.
Henry D. HODGSON, Auctioneer.
James B. BROWN,
G.C.A. JONAS, Co-Trustees
Bloemfontein, 7th March, 1870

Thursday, 17 March, 1870

DIED at Smithfield, Orange Free State, on the 12th March, 1870, after a lingering and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, and at the age of 66 years, the Rev. Jean Louis Prosper LEMUR, of Carmel, in the district of Caledon River, Missionary of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

VERKOOPING VAN PLAATSEN
De ondergeteekende is door den curator in den insolventen boedel van Johs. Joshua ROUX gelaat om by publieke veiling verkoopen te Smithfield, op Zaturday, 26 Maart, 1870,
1. De plaats RATPAN, No 441 in het district Kroonstad, wyk Ondervalschrivier, groot naar gissing 2500 morgen en grenzende aan de plaatsen Witfontein, Driefontein, en Barberpan.
2. De plaats TREURFONTEIN, No.490, in het district Winburg, wyk Ondervetrivier, groot naar gissing 2200 morgen en grenzende aan de plaatsen Groot Brittanie en Riversdale.
Zegt het voort!!!
Henry D. HODGSON
Venduafslager en Gouvts. Taxateur.
Smithfield 11 Februarij, 1870

DIED at Fauresmith, on Sunday morning, the 13th of March, of croup, after a short illness of three days, Eugene Frederick, second son of C.W. NEEBE Esq., M.D., aged seven years, nine months, and fifteen days.

Thursday, 24 March, 1870

PUBLIC SALE
In the insolvent estate of Roelf C. BOTHA
The undersigned being duly authorized thereto, will sell by public auction on the Market Square, Philippolis, on Saturday, the 9th April, 1870 at 4 O’clock in the afternoon, the farm Draaijhoek, situate in the Fieldcornetcy of Ondervet- and Vaalriver district of Boshof, and in extent about 2000 morgen. Well adapted for both small and large stock.
Terms easy
C.J. VELS Auctioneer.
Philippolis, 15 March, 1870

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on 20th Inst., Mrs G.A. FICHARDT, of a son.

KENNISGEVING
In den insolventen boedel van William DICKEN, onlangs van Smithfield.
Door deze wordt kennis gegeven dat de ondergeteekende als curator in bovengemelde boedel is aangesteld en dat derde bijeenkost overeenkomstig instruction van den meester zal gehouden worden ten landdrost kantoor te Smithfield, op Vrijdag, den 20sten Mei, 1870, voor het bewijzen van schulden, voor de ontvangst van het rapport van den curator en om aan hem instruction te geven, betrekkelyk het behoor van gemelden boedel.
Debiteuren worden bij deze opgeroepen hunne schulden binnen twee maanden aan de ondergeteekende ten zijne kantore te Smithfield te komen betalen
C.S. ORPEN, Curator.
Smithfield, 23 Maart, 1870

KENNISGEVING
In den insolventen boedel van Alfred WHITE, van Smithfield, overleden.
Door deze wordt kennis gegeven dat de ondergeteekende als curator in bovengemelde boedel is aangesteld en dat derde bijeenkost overeenkomstig instruction van den meester zal gehouden worden ten landdrost kantoor te Smithfield, op Vrijdag, den 20sten Mei, 1870, voor het bewijzen van schulden, voor de ontvangst van het rapport van den curator en om aan hem instruction te geven, betrekkelyk het behoor van gemelden boedel.
Debiteuren worden bij deze opgeroepen hunne schulden binnen twee maanden aan de ondergeteekende ten zijne kantore te Smithfield te komen betalen
C.S. ORPEN, Curator.
Smithfield, 23 Maart, 1870

Thursday, 31 March, 1870

BIRTH at Fauresmith, on the 19th inst., Mrs. O.C. KAYS, of a daughter.
Fauresmith, 22nd March 1870

Thursday, 7 April, 1870

MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE AT HARRISMITH
(Communicated)
This morning, the 20th March, 1870 there was married by the Rev. MACMILLAN, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Byne OTTO, son of Mr. P.R. OTTO, of Natal, to Miss Dinah MULLER, oldest daughter of Mr. Hendrik MULLER, of his town. The bride was arrayed tastefully in the bridal dress of the period; and the bridegroom was indebted to Solomon’s Emporium’s latest fashion for his getting up. After the ceremony, the family connections and intimate friends partook of an elegant dejeuner a la fourchette. In the evening the elite of the town had a ball and supper, and dancing on “the light fantastic toe” was kept up to an early hour of the morn. As some of your fair readers may be curious to know the personnel of the bride let them ken that “she’s lovely, she’s divine.”

And this ended in the marriage, on the 28th of March, of Thomas NAUDE, Esq., bachelor, of the Original to the Race, to Miss Sarah ROODE, Kaffraria, spinster (as she was said to be in the publishing of her banns) ; ongesforgen weduwee (as she is being designated by her friends) The ceremony took place at the suburban villa of Jantje ]KOSPSOEK] Esq. The bride was arrayed in white tulle trimmed with blue and pink ribbons, colored socks, brown cotton gloves, veldschoene, of the newest fashion. Her hair – being of that description known as woolly, did not admit of her wearing a chignon – was covered by a black silk kerchief, rather faded from constantt use for various purposes. The bridegroom was attired in the latest fashion; unexceptionable plaid jacket, white waistcoat, well fitting white unmentionables, boots, and black belltopper. During the ceremony, the lovely bride became rather excited by the solemnity of the occasion; at times blushing like a peony, and at others “her beautiful bust” perspiringly shone, though her thin dress, like a ‘polished boot” (thanks to my old friend, Lord John, for the quotation, which, by the way, is more appropriate when applied to a sable beauty than to a white one), After the marriage, the bride and bridegroom partook of “coffee and kookies,” and the evening and best part of the night were spent in imbibing “goes” of “Cape”

NOTICE
Mr. Theodore RADLOFF, of Fauresmith, on whose information certain malicious and false assertions against the undersigned are published in The Friend, on the 17th March last, is respectfully requested publicly to contradict the same, and offer such explanation as necessary to grievances. Whereas in case of non-compliance, the undersigned shall be forced to institute legal steps.
A.P.J. van der POEL.
Fauresmith, 18th March, 1870

Thursday, 28 April, 1870

OBITUARY
We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr. Johannes Jacobus SAUER, late Landdrost of Smithfield, in this state. This sad event occurred at Leeufontein, district Aliwal-North, Cape Colony, on 21st instant. Mr. SAUER had only reached his 55th year.

Thursday, 5 May, 1870

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
In den insolventen boedel van Hendrik S.L. du PLESSIS, op Woensdag, 1sten van Junij, 1870 ten 11 ure in en voormiddag precies, te worden gehouen op de plaats Boesmansfontein, wijk Kuspzakrivier, distrit Phillipolis:-
1100 Goedgetteele Merino schapen, 100 Bokken, 11 Paarden (ry en aanteel), 27 Beesten (trek en aanteel), 1 Paardenwagen, met tuigen, 1 Tent kar.
En wat verder ten dage er verkooping zal worden aangeboden.
J.T. COLLINS, Vendu-afslager
Chas Thos WELSFORD, Curator
Phillipolis, 25 April, 1870
Zegt het voort

Thursday, 19 May, 1870

BIRTH at Reddersburg, Orange Free State, on the 12th instant, Mrs. W.D. SAVAGE, a daughter, (stillborn)

Thursday, 26 May, 1870

PUBLIC SALE
The undersigned having been instructed by P.G. SLABBERT, Esq., executor in the estate of Piet JOUBERT (widow M.M. HASBROOK) will offer for public competition in front of his store in Bethlehem on the 18th of July, 1870, that first class farm Paardehoek, situated, on the end (afloopen) of Liebenberg’s Vley, in the district of Harrismith. The above is unsurpassed as a grazing farm, has an abundant water supply, and will be found invaluable to anyone wishing to turn his attention to sheep or cattle farming in this highly-favoured district.
A liberal credit will be given.
Jonathan PEEL, Auctioneer

Thursday, 2 June, 1870

In den INSOLVENTEN BOEDEL van Willlem Christiaan GRUNENG, de ondergeteekende is oor den curator in bovengemelden boedel gelaat om bij publieke veiling te verkopen te Smithfield, op Zaturdag, den 2den July, 1870, des voormiddags om 11 ure.
161 aanteel schapen, 4 trek ossen, 1ossen-wagen met trek-goed voor 6 ossen, 1 veer kar met tuigen.
Henry D. HODGSON, Vendumeester en Testeur voor den Weeskamer.
Smithfield, 28 Mei, 1870

Thursday, 16 June, 1870

PUBLIC SALE
In the insolvent estate of J.NUNN EAGLE
On Wednesday, 22nd June , next at 10 o’clock in the morning , will be sold on the farm “Otterspoort” district Phillippolis:- 3 Horses, 1 wagen and harness, 1 Westley-Richards Rifle (centrefire) with 500 cartridges, 1 saddle and bridle, 1 piano, chairs, sofa, loo and other tables, clock, music-stools, carpet, book-case, steoroscope with slides, sword, and everything that may be produced on the day of sale.
Chas Thos. WELSFORD, Sole Trustee.
C.J. VELS, Auctioneer

Thursday, 23 June, 1870

BLOEMFONTEIN BOARD OF EXECUTORS & TRUST COMPANY.
In the insolvent estate of Roderick CAMPBELL of Cronstadt on Monday, 27th Inst., at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, will be sold by public auction in front of the Market House here, the two farms Tohgekregen, no 323, Cronstadt District, Rietpoort, No. 255, Cronstadt District belonging to the above estate.
I BAUMANN,
James B. BROWN, Sec.
Joint Trustees.
Edwd. S. HANGER, Auctioneer.
Bloemfontein Board of Executors and Trust Co.
June 8, 1870.

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
In den boedel van wylen Dodd Stewart PRINGLE de ondergeteekende is gelaat door den executeur datief in en boedel by publieke veiling te Smithfield, sonder reserve te verkoopen, op Zaturdag, 2 July, 1870, de goed bekende vruchtbare plaats Leeuwpan grensende aan de gemeente gronden van Pretoria in de Transvaalsche Republiek, en zyne No. 49 in het district Pretoria en veldcornetschap van Elandsrivier.
Aan kofy, katoen en tabak planter biede het bovenstaande eeue gelegenheid aan zoo als zich zalden voordoet.
Hendry D.HOGSON, Vendumeester en Taxsteur.
Smithfield 18 Juny, 1870

DIED at Bloemfontein, on the 22nd inst., of inflammation of the stomach, Oliver COMPTON, aged 32 years, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends, leaving a widow and five young children to deplore their loss.
NOTICE
The funeral of Mr. O. COMPTON will take place this afternoon (Thursday) at 3 o’clock. All friends of the deceased are invited to attend.
C.W. CHAMPION, Undertaker.
Bloemfontein, June 23rd, 1870

BIRTH at Jacobsdal, Orange Free State, on Friday, the 17th June, 1870, the wife of Alfred HUTTON, of a son.

Thursday, 30 June, 1870

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 24th June, Mrs. J.H. BRAND, of a son

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