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The Friend of the Free State and Bloemfontein Gazette 1874 1 January - June

Thursday, 1 January, 1874

PUBLIC SALE
The undersigned, thereto duly authorized by the Executor Dative in the Estate of the widow of the late Hercules Johannes VILJOEN, will sell by public auction, without reserve, on the farm Knelpoort, near Edenburg, in the district of Fauresmith, on Thursday, the 15th January, 1874, at 9 o’clock am.
900 Merino sheep, 30 Breeding cattle, 10 Large Heavy oxen, 10 young Oxen, 6 Trek oxen, 2 Riding Horses, 12 Mares with Foals, 1 New Horse Wagon on springs with harness, 1 Buck-wagon with gear complete, 10 muids Corn, 200 bundles Forage, 6 bales Wool, a plough.
Further
Household furniture, bedding, & c.
and lastly the house and erf in the village of Edenburg, belonging to the estate, being the half of the erf No. 28.
Liberal Credit!
Note the day of sale: 15th January, 1874.
VOIGT & VELS, Auctioneers
Bloemfontein, Dec. 16th, 1873

Thursday, 8 January, 1874

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
De ondergeteekende, behoorlyke daartoe gelaat zynde door Mejufvrouw H. A. HOLM, zal op Donderday, den 15den January, 1874, Ten 10 ure’s voormiddags, op de plaats Bestersvallei, naby Ficksburg, publiek aan den meestbiedenden verkoopen :- De alom welbekende en kostbare vee- zaaiplaats, genaamd Bestersvallei, groot volgens inspectie rapport min of meer 2000 morgen, gelegan naby Ficksburg, Veroverdgrond gebied.
Bevat een net en stevig gebouwd woonhuis, onder ijzer dak, en buiten gebouwen; eene groote tuin, beplant met allerlei keurige vrughteboomen; een groot dam naby het huis; verscheidene fonteinen eene holten voor den kaffierhandel, is uitstekend geschikt voor eene handelsplaats met de Basutos. Met een word bekend als eene paarl onder de plaatsen in het veroverdgrondgebied.
Credit ruim
Kom zie en oordeel voor u zelve!
C.BREDELL, Venduafslager
Vendu-Kantoor, Winburg, 29 December, 1873

NOTICE
In the estate of the late Mr. John LYNCH, of Reddersburg
All who have anything to claim from, or are in debt to, the above estate are requested to file their claims or pay their debts to the undersigned, on the farm, Oorlog’s Poort, within six weeks from the first publication of this notice.
Caroline LYNCH, born BORNMAN, Executrix Testamentary.
Oorlog’s Poort, Near Reddersburg, 2 January, 1874

MARRIED at Jacobsdal, O.F.S., by special licence, on the 23rd December, 1873, by Rev. R.E. WRIGHT, G. PALIER, of Jacobsdal, to Catharine, eldest daughter of E.B. AURET, Esq., Capetown. (no Cards)

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
De ondergeteekende, executeur testamentair des boedels van wylen Anna Maria Jacoba HOUS en nage bievene echtgenoot Christofel Petrus CELLIERS, zal doen opveilen te Leeuwfontein, synenwoonplaats, naby het dorp Frankfort, op Dinsdag, den 3den Februarij, 1874,
  1. - De welbekkende plaats Schietmakaar, No, 455,
  2. - De helfte der plaats Bronkhorstfontein, No. 609.
Annex “Schietmakaar” gelegen omtrent 8 uren afstand van Bethlehem, om half uur van Valschrivier; heide plaatsen zyn omtrent 6000 morgen groot, goed voorsien van water, geschikt voor veeteel en landbouw, en bekend als de beste schapplaatsen in het geheele district.
1 Tentwagen, en omtrent, 20 Ryd en aanteel Paarden, 20 Trekossen, 150 Aanteelbeesten, 100 Schapen, Huisraadgoed, en wat ten dag der verkooping ten voorschyn mag komen.
Termen zullen op de verkoopdag worden bekend gemaakt.
Ververschingen zullen worden verscafd.
Ch. P.CILLIERS, Executeur Testamentair, Leeuwfontein, 20 December, 1873

Thursday, 15 January, 1874

RICHARD HARVEY
Begs to inform the numerous friends and supporters of the late Firm of Messrs. HARVEY BROTHERS, Smithfield, that having taken over the above business, he is still in the position to carry on the trade of
General Storekeeper and Dealer in Produce
as formerly, and that the dissolution of the said Partnership is not intended to interfere with the interests of the Customers of the late Firm, but rather to promote them.
Richard HARVEY
Smithfield
10th January 1874

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The Partnership heretofore existing between Richard HARVEY and Nathaniel HARVEY of Smithfield, under the style of HARVEY BROTHERS, has been dissolved by mutual consent, and taken effect from the 31st December 1873.
All Claims against the aforesaid Partnership will be liquidated by Mr. Richard HARVEY, at his office on the old business premises, Smithfield.
Richard HARVEY
Nathaniel HARVEY
Smithfield, Jan 10, 1874

NATHANIEL HARVEY
Begs to inform the Inhabitants of the Caledon River district and the Public generally, that having retired from the Firm of HARVEY BROTHERS, Smithfield, he will, during the present month, commence an independent
Retail Business
on the premises lately occupied by Edward BERNHARD, Doulas-street.
A large and very carefully selected Stock has been purchased by him, and is now en route from Port Elizabeth, which will be open for inspection and sale immediately upon its arrival at Smithfield.
The principle of this business will be small profits and quick returns, therefore for cash only.
Nathaniel HARVEY
Smithfield
10th January 1874.

MARRIED on the 7th instant, at the residence of the bride’s father, “Vincennes”, district of Rouxville, Orange Free State, by the Rev. J. BELL, Robert, second son of Mr. Wm. WALLACE, of Grahamstown, to Dora Dixon, only daughter of Mr. Robt. FINLAY Sen.
Rouxville, Jan 10, 1874

MARRIED at the farm Limitskop, district Hopetown, on the 1st January 1874, by the Rev. Gustav RADLOFF, of Bloemfontein, Carl Gottfried RADLOFF, of Mekuatling, to Mary Anne, second daughter of J. WRIGHT Esq, of Limitskop. No Cards.

DIED at Bloemfontein on the 24th December 1873, Mr. Henry S. SEWELL, of Durban, Natal, aged [34] years.
[Death Notice]

Thursday, 22 January, 1874

BELANGRYKE PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
De ondergeteekende, Executeur-Testamentair des boedels van wijlen Susanna Herculena van ZIJL, en nageblevenen echtegenoot Jacobus Petrus du PREEZ zal publieke doon opvellen op de plaats Roodepoort, district Bethlehem, op Woensdag, den 4den Februarij, aanstaande., beginnende ten 9 ure’s voormiddags, de navolgende, tot gemelde boedel behoorende vast en losse goederen,

  1. - Het westelijk gedeelte van de plaats Bamboeskloof, No. 181, district Bethlehem – genoemde plaats is uitmuntend geschikt voor alle soorten van vee en heft overvloed van hout en water.
  2. - De onverdeelde noordelijk helft van de plaats Hoenderkop, No. 888 gelegen in het veroverd grondgebied – heft overvloed van water en is extra geschikt voor zaaijen en vee.
  3. - Het onderste gedeelte van de algemen bekend plaats Ruigtefontein, district Winburg – mede bijzonder goed voor alle soorten van vee.

Verder de navolgende losse goederen, 2 span goed gedresseerde zwart ossen van 7-8 jaren oud, 2 span goed gedresseerde roode Ossen van 6 jaren oud, 1 span goed gedresseerde gekleurde Ossen van 5 jaren oud, 100 Aanteelbeesten, 40 Melkgevende kooijen met kalvern, 1000 Ooijen van het beste ras, 400 Hamels van het beste ras, 150 Bokken van het beste ras,
Paarden: 1 goed geteelde Hengst, 6 sterke, prachtige, blaauw-schimmel Trekpaarden, 1 Uitmuntend geschikt Rijpaard, 3 jonge Rijpaarden, 16 Fraaije Merries met Veulens
Boerderij- Gereedschappen en verdere benoodigdheden
1 Sterk gebouwde bokwagen (bijkans nieuw), 2 Sterk gebouwde Kapwagens,
1 Paardewagen (bijkans nieuw),1 Open Kar – verder: Ploogen, Eggen, Jukken, Stroppen, Riemen, Touwen, Zeepotten, enz.
En eindelijk huisraad: Als tafels, Stoelen, Kisten, Katels, Vederen Bedden, Banken, Keukengereedschap, en verder verscheidene Artiklen, te veel om te melden.
Liberale voorwarden van verkoop worden verleend, en ververschingen zullen verschaf worden.
J.P. du PREEZ, Exe Test., Winburg, 12 Januarij, 1874.
J.M. de VILLIERS, Vendu-afslager.

MARRIED at Cypherfontein (residence of the bride’s father) on the 20 January 1874, by Special Licence, by the Rev. V. ROMPART, Parish Priest of Bloemfontein, Mr. P. CARROLL, of Boshof, to Miss Sarah COGHLAN, daughter of James COGHLAN Esq, formerly of Kingwilliamstown.
[Marriage entry shows bridegroom was Peter CARROLL]

MARRIED on the 12th inst, by Special Licence, at Bertram House, Cape Town, by the Rev. Dr. ROBERTSON, Francis Elam HAIGH, Lieut. Royal Navy, to Jacoba Hermina, second daughter of Geo. VERGOTTINI Esq, member of Volksraad, of Winburg, O.F. State.

Thursday, 29 January, 1874

WARRANT OF APPREHENSION
A warrant has been issued by the Landdrost of Rouxville for the apprehension of Johannes SUPRA and Elizabeth SUPRA, both Germans, for the crime of incest.

BIRTH at Smithfield. On Wednesday, 11th inst., Mrs. R ROBERTS of a daughter

BIRTH at Ladybrand, on Friday, the 9th January, 1874, Mrs. A. van SOELEN of a daughter

Thursday, 5 February, 1874

MARRIED at St. Paul’s Church, Philippolis, on the 21st January, by the Revd. Mr. BARROW, Louisa WILLIS, eldest daughter of Mr. James MARTIN of Philippolis, to John Edward TAYLOR - No Cards

DIED on Sunday morning, the 1st Inst., Otto Erdmann Brehmer, aged six months, beloved son of J.C. van SELM, and S.S. van SELM.
Bloemfontein, 4th Febr. 1874.

NOTICE OF PARTNERSHIP
We, the undersigned, wish to acquaint the Public of the Town and District of Bloemfontein, that we have entered into partnership as Carpenters, Joiners and Builders, under the style of firm of
CLARK & SKEA.
Workshop: Douglas-street, Bloemfontein.
They respectfully request a share of the public patronage.
John CLARK
John SKEA
Bloemfontein
21st January 1874

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Notice is hereby given that the Partnership hitherto existing between the undersigned, trading under the style or firm of DIXON, JEPHCOTT & Co, was this day dissolved by mutual consent.
E.Y. DIXON
E. JEPHCOTT
Smithfield
Jan 1st 1874
NOTICE
With reference to the above, the undersigned begs to state that in future the Business will be carried on solely by him, under the style or firm of Enoch JEPHCOTT & Co, and that all Debts will be received and paid by him in connection with the late firm.
Enoch JEPHCOTT & Co
Smithfield
Jan 1st 1874

OBITUARY
Mr. James HIGGINS, one of our best and most reliable artisans, departed this life last night, after a brief illness. Thus, one after another, are our “old hands” passing away. Mr. HIGGINS had undertaken the contract for the building of St. Andrew’s Diocesan College, the foundation of which he had completed ere the illness, which terminated in his death, laid hold upon him – R.I.P.

Thursday, 12 February, 1874

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
Van vast eigendom, levende have en huisraad
De ondergeteekende daartoe gemagtigde door den executeur en executriese datief des boedels van wylen Johannes Frederik KLOPPER, zal by publieke veiling verkoopen op de plaats Tlalia, omtrent eene een half uur van Ladybrand, op Woensdag, den 11 den Maart, 1874, de plaats Italia, no. 87,
(vroeger No 26) bevattende p.m. 1500 Morgen byzonder goed weiveld, en is overvloedig voorsien van water, behalve geode fonteinen, is begrensd door den Calendonrivier, de plaats heft goed en rykelyk brandhout, is beplant met geode vruchtenboomen, en zeer geschikt vaar een handelsplaat, en het oprigten eener pont.
Verder, Losse Goederen, zooals:-
2 gedresseerde Tuigpaarden, 1 Merrie onder de zadel geleerd, 1 Open Kar, 1 Paar Tuigen, 2 Tafels, 1 Houten Katel, 1 Bed complete, 1 Zeeppot, 2 Banken, stoelen, kisten, potten, breekgoed, enz., enz.
Ter zelfder tijd zal verkocht worden voor rekening van wien het mege aangaan: 1 Open kar, 50 Hamels in geode conditie.
En vat verder ten dage der verkoop mogt voorgebragt worden
Termen Liberaal!
C.S. RADEMEYER & Co., Venduafslagers.
Ladybrand, 4 Febr, 1874

DIED at Smithfield, on 8 February 1874, after a long illness, Jean Pierre BATTIN, aged 34 years. The deceased was a native of Redange, Longville, France and was more generally known in the district of Caledon River, under the cognomen “DAMBROISE”. He has left a widow and 2 children to deplore their loss.

Thursday, 19 February, 1874

DEATH OF DR. LIVINGSTONE
We regret to learn the advice have been received from Zanzibar in the effect that this intrepid traveler has succumbed to dysentery. This melancholy event is reported to have taken place during June last, at [Bamba], in the district of [….] Labossa, or [Lubies]. His body has been embalmed with salt, and his head preserved in brandy, Lord CAMERON having offered £100 to have his corpse brought down to the coast, in order there to await orders as to its disposal, which have been telegraphed for to the Home Government. For further details we refer the reader to an extract to be found elsewhere from the news columns of the Natal Mercury
[There is an additional long report of his death]

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
Der navolgende losse eigendommen tot den boedel behoorende van den heer P.J. FOURIE. De ondergeteekende zal publiek aan den meest biedende verkoopen op de plaats Kransfontein, wijk Boven-Wittebergen, nabij Ficksburg, op Dondergag, 5 Maart 1874,
1- 67 Beesten, waaronder 20 Vette, goed gedresseerde slagt-en trekossen zijn,
2- 200 Schapen en Bokken, (meer of min) 2 Rijpaarden, goed gedresseerd, 2 Merries met veulen, 1 Zadel, bijna nieuw, 1 Schietgeweer, en wat vorder zal te vooschijn worden gebragt.
Condities van verkoop zullen op den dag der verkooping bekend gemaakt en ververschingen verschaft worden.
LET WEL Op – De ondergeteekende zal tevens gereed zijn ver en andere artikelen van private personen op te veilen na afloop der bevengemelde verkooping
J.D. CILLIERS, Venduafslager.
Wilgeboom, 6 Feb., 1974

Thursday, 26 February, 1874

BIRTH on Friday, 20th instant, at Bloemfontein, the wife of Mr. G.W. AUSTIN, of a son

BIRTH at Bethulie, on the 10th February, 1874, the wife of the Rev. J. H. CLOETE, of a son

BETHULIE
A Jewish wedding was celebrated here on Thursday last between Miss S. NORDEN and Mr. J HOLMANN both of this town. The ceremony was impressively performed by the Rabbi from Port Elizabeth. By the kindness of the bride’s family many friends were invited to witness the ceremony, which is very rare occurrence in this town, and I think I may say in this state. Thursday and Friday were two red-letter days in our calendar.

THE BODY OF RÜDER FOUND IN RHENOSTER-SPRUIT
An Official report was brought in to the Landdrost that on the 19th instant, on D.F. van TONDER’s Farm “Vaalbank” he (van TONDER) found on the banks of the Rhenoster-spruit, some eight miles from Bloemfontein, the body of a white man dressed in plaid trousers, and on his feet a pair of boots with elastic sides and two rows of buttons in front; also of a striped flannel shirt. The beard and hair were good. The man, in his life time, must have stood about 5 foot 4 or 5 inches. The body was at once interred where found. The Landdrost has since ascertained that the body was that of RÜDER, who, it will be remembered, was washed down the Bloemspruit on the 7th inst. while crossing a drift in this town

Thursday, 5 March, 1874

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on Monday, 16 February, the wife of Mr. James CAMPBELL, of a son.

KENNISGEVING
Overleden te Boshof, den 18 Februarij 1874, mijn dierbare echtegenoot Johan David William BRANDT, in den ouderdom van 41 jaren, 9 maanden, en 15 dagen, mij nalatende 4 onmondige kinderen, en met mij ons smartelijk verlies te betreuren.
Wed. J.P. BRANDT, geb. JACOBS

Thursday, 12 March, 1874

BIRTH at Jacobsdal, on the 25th February, Mrs J. SKIRVING, of a daughter.

BIRTH of a daughter, the wife of Isaac DEDNAM, of Thaba ‘Nchu, Bloemfontein.
Wednesday, 11th March

BIRTH at Ladybrand, on Saturday, the 7th March, the wife of Mr. G. H. TURVEY of a son.

BIRTH at Ladybrand, on Saturday, 7th March 1874, the wife of Mr. J.F. SCHNEHAGE, of a daughter.

Thursday, 19 March, 1874

BELANGRYKE VERKOOPING
Te Boshof, O.V.S. in den boedel van wylen Jacobus J. KORF. De ondergeteekende behoorlyk daartoe gelaat zynde door de Executrices Testamentair in bovengemelde boedel, zullen op Zaturdag, den 4 den April e.k., om 12 ure des middags publiek verkoopen de volgende levende have, namelyk:
154 Fraaije Beesten, Waaronder is een aantal Grootetrek en slagtossen in geode conditie,
763 Merino Schapen, En verder al wat op den dag van Verkoop zal voorgebregt worden.
CARROLL & TRACEY
Boshof. 5den Maart, 1874

MARRIED at Ficksburg, on the 9th of March, by the Rev. Canon BECKETT, James COGILL, of Ladybrand, to Anna Maria, eldest daughter of Chas. LIVERSAGE. – No Cards

DIED at Bloemfontein on the 12th inst, after a painful illness of 22 days, Maria Margrit Cornelia, eldest child of John and Cornelia Carolina HASSETT. Friends and relatives at a distance will please accept of this notice.
Bloemfontein
18th March 1874

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
Te Boshof. In de insolvente boedels van HAMMAN en AHRBECK, en C.M. HAMMAN.
De ondergeteekende behoorlyk daartoe gelaat zynde, zullen te Boshof, by publieke opveiling verkopen, beginnende met Donderdag, den 2den April, e.k., het volgende
1 - Twee onverdeelde deelen der plaats Rietfontein, No 152, in dir district, en thans door den mede eigenaar den heer Jacobus E. van der MERWE bewoont. De transportweg naar Bloemontein gast over deze plaats welke eenen afstand heft van twee uren van dit dorp.
2 – De plaats Kameelfontein, No.annex “Rietfontein” groot volgens inspectie – rapport 1570 morgen. Eene voortreffelyke plaats, geschikt voor allerlei soorten van vee,
3 – Water-erf, No. 137, Boshof, met daaropstande gebouwen, gelegen op den hoek van Jacobs en Pastoriestraten: bevattende een Ijzeren Winkel, 140 voeten lang, met toonbaken, rakkeens. Complete, is zamen met een slagters winkel , pakhuizen rnet stal voor twee paarden. De ligging dezer oprigtingen is voor algemeene handels-bezigheden byzonder geschikt.
4 Water-Erf, No, 138, Boshof, met gebouw; namelyk, een fraai woohnuis, onder Ijzer-dak, bevatiende vyf kamers, eene keuken en dispense
5 Water-erf, No. 7, Boshof, met gebouwen, bevattende een geriefelyk woonhuis met vier kamers, keuken en dispense. Op die erf is er eenen standhoudenden Pat, met de moedige toestel om het water op te halen, ook eenen tuin met verschillende sooten vruchtenboomen, een omtrent vyf-honderd wyn stokken.
6 Drooge erven, Nos. 171, 173 en 231, te Boshof, onbebouwd.
7 De vooraad negotie goederen, n.l.
8 Linnen wit, Linnen ongebleckt, Baftas ongebleckt, Baftas witte
9 Baatjes Molvel (Mans), Broeken Molvel (mans), Onderbaatjes (mans) Baatjes fluweel (mans), Broeken fluwel (mans), Stevels verscheidene soorten, hoeden (mans) verscheidene soorten, Hoeden (dames) verscheidene soorten, Kamerdoek, zijde stukken, Boordjes dames, Handschoenen, Handschoenen (Mans), Hemden (mans) witte regatta, flannel, Sokken (mans) Sokken (Mans) bruine en witte, Kousen dames, Kousen voor kinderen, Stevels dames, Molvel, Fluwel, Buckskin, Derries, Fiennie, Tyk, Alpacca, Merino, Ploegen, Bylen, Graven, Zaagen, Potten, Ketels, Trekpotten, Zadels en toomen, Schalen, en gewigten, Koffij, Thee, Ryat, Suiker, Tabak, Schryfpapier Boeken Psalm en Gezang, Boeken (skool), Zeil, Wol en Graan- ens., ens., ens
In des insolventen boedel van P.J. de VILLIERS
Een Leevenspolis, oorspronkelyk verloond aan Carl Adriaan Willem MINNAAR is de “Mutual Life Assurance Society: Kaapstad, No 1469, voor £800, dd 28sten April, 1869 waarop de premie betaald is tot den 5den Mei, 1874
CARROLL & TRACEY Vendu-afslagers.
Boshof, 6 Maart 1874

Thursday, 26 March, 1874

BIRTH at Jacobsdal, O.F.S., on the 16th inst, Mrs. James G. WHITEHEAD of a daughter.

Thursday, 2 April, 1874

TWO DEATHS BY DROWNING
On Sunday morning last, two boys, well known in Bloemfontein, names John CROSSLY and William GLASS, were drowned in the dam on the Philippolis commonage. Full particulars of the melancholy occurrence will appear in our next.

BIRTH at Harrismith, on Tuesday, the 17th inst., Mrs. C.C. STEAD, of a son.
Harrismith, 16 March, 1874

Thursday, 9 April, 1874

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
In den boedel van wijlen Carolina Susanna Cecilia GEYER en nageblevene echtgenoot Cornelis Johannes BARNARD
De ondergeteekenden behoorlyk daartoe gelaat, zullen op Donderdag, den 23sten dezer, publiek verkoopen op de plaats Greylings Lyn, de volgende goederen, viz.,-
800 Merino Schapen. 22 Aanteel Beesten, 60 Bokken, 1 Ruinpaard, Huisraad en Keukengereedschap, en verder alles wat op den dag van verkooping zal voorgebragt worden.
Termen zeer gunstig CARROLL & TRACEY Venduafslagers.
Boshof, 2 April, 1874.

DIED on Monday, March 31st, at [L…Fontein], Rouxville, Llewina [Mostyn] OWEN, youngest daughter of Llewellyn Mostyn OWEN, Esq., aged 17 months.

FEARFUL TRAGEDY
Port Elizabeth
A fearful tragedy has occurred here, which certainly created an immense sensation. Mr. C. J. HOUSLEY, attorney-at-law and notary public, shot himself in his own dwelling house on Friday last, 20th instant, at about 7:00 p.m. He had been dining with a friend, and had no liquor whatever at dinner. His sister was playing one of Beethoven’s sonatas on the piano, when suddenly, seizing a five-chamber revolver, the unfortunate man shot himself through the head and fell a corpse on the floor, to the awful horror of those present, and of the doctors and others who were quickly at the fatal scene. Death was almost instantaneous, as the bullet lodged in the brain. Mr. HOUSLEY had taken excessive exercises in swimming under a very hot sun, and there is no doubt that either he was suffering from temporary insanity at the time, or that the fatal death was a result of an accident. The weapon used was a five-chamber revolver, and only one barrel was loaded. His funeral took place on Saturday, and was very respectably attended.

FATAL ACCIDENT
Two lads drowned – Philippolis March 31, 1874
The village was thrown into a state of great excitement on Sunday morning late, by a report being brought in that two lads had been drowned in the dam whilst bathing. Unfortunately this report was too true. It appears that the two young CROSSLY’s and GLANS had gone up to bathe, and that young GLANS got out of his depth and was struggling, when John CROSSLY went to his assistance. According to the only survivor’s account (Porteus CROSSLY), John CROSSLY, after some unsuccessful attempts to save his companion, got free of him, but was so exhausted that he struggled a little – always getting into deeper water – and then sank. Porteus CROSSLY ran at once to town with the report, and almost every male inhabitant was quickly on the spot; but the dam is nearly 2 miles from the village, so that the first body (that of J.CROSSLY) was not recovered until more than two hours had lapsed from the time of the accident: while that of GLANS was half an hour longer under the water.
Allow me here to remark that it is impossible sufficiently to express the thanks of all interested parties in the unremitting exertions of those who aided in the recovery of the bodies. All who could assist lent their utmost efforts, and to the satisfaction of all the bodies were soon recovered. The bodies were interred yesterday (Monday) in their last resting place, the whole of the inhabitants following to show their respect.
I cannot close this without a slight testimonial to the memory of young J. CROSSLY, who is known in Bloemfontein as having resided for some time with Bishop TWELLS. Since that time he has lived with Dr. EAGLE and was known and respected as a kind, obliging, and honorable young man; respected by all his friends and companions and entrusted by his guardians and employer in all matters requiring attention, who testifies to his general merit and his willing readiness at all times to assist and oblige. He was 18 years of age, and lost his life in the vain attempt to save his drowning companion. Requiescat in Pace.

From another Correspondent
Philippolis March 31, 1874
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the melancholy news of the death by drowning of John CROSSLY, son of Mr. W.J. CROSSLY of this town, and also of William GLANS, son of Mr. A GLANS, of Fauresmith, who has but recently removed from this town. This sad event, which has cast a deep and lasting impression of sorrow upon the inhabitants of this place, took place early on Sunday morning under the following circumstances, so far as far as can be ascertained:- The deceased lad in the company with Porteus CROSSLY, a younger brother of the first man [Ink Mark] left the town on horseback between six and [seven on] Sunday morning for the purpose of bathing [ink mark] dam, which is about a mile and a half distant [ink mark] [commonage] itself. Here it appears that they entered [ink mark] on horseback, and were amusing themselves by making the animals swim. Whilst thus engaged, young GLANS accidentally slipped from the back of his pony and called for help, which was most promptly and gallantly given by CROSSLY to his little friend. It is supposed that CROSSLY was a fair swimmer, and what occurred to prevent his bringing the younger boy to land is not precisely known. Whether he was seized with cramp, or whether little GLANS in his frantic struggles hindered him from striking out, is also not known. Porteus CROSSLY, who had been unable to urge his horse into the water, seeing them both sink, rode as fast as he could into town, half-dressed as he was, and immediately gave alarm. In a very short time nearly all the male portion of the inhabitants were at the dam, and no effort was spared, whether by diving or dragging, to recover the bodies: but unfortunately nearly two hours had lapsed before the first body was brought to the surface, and the other about an hour later. Thus, since it was too late to restore animation, the bodies were carefully conveyed to town and laid out in a room attached to Dr. EAGLE’s premises. It was impossible to repress the crowd who were desirous once more to gaze upon two familiar and much-loved faces. John CROSSLY, through the kindness of his friends, had good prospects before him, and was a general favourite. William GLANS was only waiting at Philippolis to make preparations previous to his departure for Bloemfontein, where he was about to be admitted as a pupil at St. Andrew’s College. Both of these boys are well known in Bloemfontein, as having been connected with the Cathedral choir and the old grammar school. The funeral, which was of an unusually affecting character, and attended by almost the whole population of the town, took place on Monday afternoon last.

NOTICE
In the estate of the late Jean Pierre BATTIN, formerly known under the cognomen
“Francois DAMBROISE” – see Government Gazette, No 670, dated 10 November, 1860
All who have anything to claim from, or are indebted to the above estate, are hereby requested to file their claims, or to pay their debts, within six weeks from the first publication of this notice, at the office of Mr. C.S. ORPEN, at Smithfield.
C.S. ORPEN, qq. Executrix Testamentary.
Smithfield, 28 March, 1874

Thursday, 16 April, 1874

BEVALLEN te Bloemfontein, op den 14den April, 1874, van een zoon, de echtgenoote van B. van den KARST

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on 13th inst., Mrs. Richard ATTWELL, of a son.
Bloemfontein 13 April, 1874

DIED on the 31st March, at Harrismith, William Adrian, second son of F.C. MANDY Esq. aged 10 years 1 month and 24 days.

Thursday, 23 April, 1874

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 17th inst., Mrs. KAYS, of a twin son and daughter; the latter still born.
Bloemfontein 21 Apr 1874

BIRTH at Winburg, on the 12th inst., Mrs. C. BREDELL, of a daughter.
Winburg April 16, 1874

DIED at Cradock, Cape Colony, on the 2nd April, 1874, John McGill, oldest son of the Rev. E.D. HEPBURN, aged 38 years

OVERLEDEN te Bloemfontein, op den 20sten April, ons geliefd jongste zoontje, oud 7 dagen.
B. van der KARST
S.C. van der KARST, geb. ENSLIN

BIRTH, this day, the wife of Mr. Geo. E. CHATFIELD, of a daughter at Bloemfontein.
April 23rd, 1874

ACCIDENTAL DEATH BY DROWNING
A Correspondent at Winburg sends the following ; “on Sunday the 12th April last, R.F. van der WALT, a lad about 11 years of age, son of Mr. Gidion van der WALT, of the farm ‘Vrolykheid’ in this district, was drowned in the [local] spruit, near Korannaburg, and his body was found on Tuesday afternoon, the 14th instant, under a sand-wall, 200 yards from the place of the fatal accident, after a search by the bereaved parents and neighbours for 18 hours. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, as the poor boy only came home on the 11th instant from the Diamond-fields where he had stayed some time.

Thursday, 30 April, 1874

BIRTH at Cronstadt, on the 11th inst., Mrs. P.J. BLIGNAUT of a son.

DEPARTED THIS LIFE at Rouxville, on Friday, the 24th April, 1874 Llewellyn Lewis LLOYD, youngest son of John and Sarah LLOYD, aged 1 year and 2 months, after a brief illness of 8 days, deeply regretted.
Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD avail themselves of this opportunity to tender the inhabitants of Rouxville their best thanks for their kind attention and sympathy during their recent bereavement. Rouxville, 27th April, 1874

Thursday, 7 May, 1874

BIRTH at Bethany, on the 2nd inst., Mrs. L. MEYER, of Reddersburg, of a son

MARRIED at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Bloemfontein, on the 3oth April. 1874 by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Bloemfontein, assisted by the Venerable the Archdeacon, Alfred, third son of the late N. BARLOW Esq., M.R.C.S.E. of Blackmore, Essex, England, to Kate, youngest child of the late John BRERETON Esq., of Manchester, England.

DIED this morning, 4th May, in Ladybrand, Harriet Alicia, widow of the late Capt. J.T. GOULD, 13th Light Infantry, and daughter of the late F.A. ALCOCK, of Uitenhage, deeply regretted by her family and friends.
Mr. Geo. BISSET sincerely thanks the kind friends who so kindly assisted the deceased and consoled her in her sad affliction, in this to her a strange land.

DIED at Bloemfontein, on the 4th inst., Mr. Henry BOWEN, late of Manchester, England

OBITUARY
It is our painful duty to read the death of Mr. Henry BOWEN, late of Manchester, England, who died very suddenly on the morning of Sunday last. The deceased had been suffering from consumption, we believe, for some years, and had come to this Country for his health, this being his second visit to this state, when he took up residence in Bloemfontein. Formerly he had resided in Cronstadt and British Basutoland. His remains were brought to their last resting place on Monday afternoon, and followed by a large number of our townsmen. The Rev. J. SCOTT, Wesleyan minister, performed the burial ceremony.

WARNING
We take over the following from the Eastern Blaze. “On Wednesday evening last a child of Mr. W STANTON, a healthy and interesting little fellow of some three years, was put to bed at his usual hour, apparently in good health. At about half past seven he was suddenly seized with a fit, the cause of which was an utter mystery to his parents. Dr. THORNE was at once sent for, and, thinking he might have eaten something dangerous during the day, administered strong emetics, the result of which was that he vomited, the smell from which led the doctor to entertain the opinion that the child had, during the day, eaten some [stramonium] plant, commonly known as Stink Blaar, an acknowledged deadly poison. The dangerous symptoms, however, not withstanding every effort on the part of DR. THORNE, and the application of every remedy that could be thought of, continued to increase, and at three o’clock on Thursday morning the boy died. During the morning, Dr. THORNE made a post-mortem examination of the child’s stomach, and succeeded in discovering therein two small seeds of the green fruit of the stinkblaar – three of which, we understand, would be sufficient to cause the death of the strongest man. We sincerely sympathize with the afflicted parents in their sudden bereavement. The Stinkblaar, as its name implies, is a plant which, when handled has a most offensive and repulsive smell. It bears a blue or purple flower, the fruit being a round bell, covered with innumerable sharp points. In appearance it is not unlike what is known as the ‘castor oil’ plant.’ The botanical name, we believe, is stramonium. It grows in great profusion in neglected gardens, and even where great attention is paid in cultivated ground. It is kept down with some difficulty. Its purple flower is doubtless the attractive feature it has in the eyes of children, and it would be well, wherever it is seen cropping up where children could get at it, if parents would persistently endeavor to extirpate it.

NATAL COLONY
Pietermaritzburg 23 April 1874
On Sunday morning the inhabitants of the city were shocked by the announcement of the sudden death of our Chief Justice Mr. HARDING. The following ample particulars of the circumstances I also quote from the Times :- The deceased gentleman, we understand, about 9 o’clock on Sunday morning, went into his bedroom and, before entering his bath, sat down on a chair and died almost instantaneously. Not returning to his breakfast as his usual hour, his housekeeper, after calling and receiving no answer, ventured to open the door, and found the Judge seated, half-dressed on a chair, with his head leaning against the wall. Medical assistance was procured as soon as possible, but it was too late; the Chief Justice was dead. The post-mortem examination took place on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and was conducted under the inspection of Drs. SUTHERLAND, ALDRIDGE GORDON and [BINDEN]. The cause of death was found to be in the rupture of the aorta. This is a large artery heading backward from the heart, but somewhat in the left. The heart itself was healthy, but of a larger size than was altogether natural. The aorta was partially [….], presenting […..] spots on the [….], which was thickened and swollen. On the arch above the heart there was an aneurism, that is a weakeing and tumefaction of the [….] under pressure of the blood. About four inches above where the large artery subdivides itself into smaller channels, there was a rupture and extravacation of blood at one of the vulcareous space. This must have been occasioned by the act of his throwing off his coat in order to lay it on the bed-foot corner before taking his bath, which was in his bedroom. A sensation of faintness and swooning must have occurred, under which he sat down on the chair at his bedside and there died. There had been no apparent previous premonitions of the internal disease which thus suddenly deprived him of life.
The funeral which took place on Monday morning was largely attended. The procession was headed by the Maritzburg Police, followed by the High School Cadet Corps and the Natal Carbineers. The corpse was borne on a Royal Artillery gun carriage, drawn by artillery horses, ridden by Artillerymen. Among those behind the funeral car were observed Colonel MILLER, 75th Regiment; Mr. Justice CONNER, Mr. SHEPSTONE, and Lieut CLARKE, R.A. The relatives, the speaker, and the most intimate private friends followed, and then the officers of the civil service and members of the bar, and a large number of the inhabitants of the city and neighbourhood on foot, on horseback, and in carriages. Among those who formed part of the funeral cortege was also observed the Bishop of Natal and the Rev. D. LA TOUCHE. At the camp, Fort Sapier, a company of the 75th Regtment joined the procession, and followed to the cemetery, where the Bishop of Natal and Mr. LA TOUCHE read the burial service. While the funeral was proceeding through the town all the places of business were closed.

On Monday, yet another sensation was created by intelligence from Cathkin, in the vicinity of the location formerly occupied by LANGALIBALELE’s people. Mr. David GRAY resides upon a farm thereabouts, and on Thursday evening last some Kaffirs rushed in upon his two sons, who were sitting quietly reading, and attacked them with assegais. The story is thus told by the Estcourt correspondent of the Witness:-
“I write you to let you, and know the sad misfortune that has befallen the GRAYs of Cathkin. On Thursday evening between nine and ten o’clock, as young David GRAY and his brother Walter were sitting reading in a back room of their father’s house, two Kaffirs rushed in, and assegaied them both, before they could give any alarm to the family who were in the front room. David, I hear, is mortally wounded. Walter was struck in the shoulder and the weapon passed through his arm, but the injury will not be fatal. They sent for the doctor at the Camp at Escourt, who left early yesterday morning, but has not returned yet. David was alive when the postman left yesterday afternoon. I sincerely hope he may recover. The Kaffirs, after their brutal attack, set fire to the old house, some little distance off, and burnt it down. It was full of wheat and forage. What must have been the feelings of Mr. and Mrs. GRAY having two sons assegaied and their old home in flames. I merely write you that you may know the particulars, as no doubt exaggerated reports may get about.”
We have since heard that the wounds in neither are likely to prove fatal.

MATRIMONIAL
On the 30th alt., Mr. Alfred BARLOW, one of the partners of the firm WHITE, BARLOW & Co., led to the hymeneal alter Miss BRERTON, his affianced bride, and judging from the numbers that thronged the Cathedral, the happy pair must have been very popular in Bloemfontein to have called forth so many to witness the solemn and inspiring ceremony. The Right Reverend the Bishop of Bloemfontein, assisted by the Venerable the Archdeacon performed the ceremony. Mr. BARRATT, in his usual efficient and happy manner, played his part well on the organ. The bridesmaids were Miss SMEELKAMP and the Misses [J and B ]PAGE. The groomsmen were Messrs. W. F. and Herbert BARLOW and Master Edward PAGE. After the marriage the bride and bridegroom repaired to the residence of Mrs. CUMMING, where a good company waited upon them to congratulate them upon the happy event. Amongst others, we may mention Mrs. HOMER the President and Mrs BRANDT. Bishop WEBB, Mrs. WEBB, and the Misses WEBB, Archdeacon and Mrs. ? The Rev. James SCOTT; General Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions, and Mrs. SCOTT, the Rev G. RADLOFF, minister of the Dutch Reform Church, Bloemfontein; Mr. and Mrs. PAGE and family; Mr. and Mrs. BAUMANN; the Misses BAUMANN and Mr. Joseph BAUMANN; Messrs HOHNE; HORNE, GOSEBALE, AUSTIN, BOURDILLON, CHATFIELD, KINGSMITH, and ?; Landdrost TRUTER, Mrs. and Miss TRUTER &c.
Upon red wine and [cake] being produced His Honour the President proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, and the latter returned thanks. Mrs. BRANDT, in the [kindest] manner possible, presented the bride with a beautiful ring. Mr. Thomas WHITE, who had the honour of giving the bride away, proposed the health of the bridesmaids in very suitable terms, whereupon the youngest groomsman, Master Edward PAGE, rose and manfully returned thanks. The health of the groomsmen was [then] given by the bridegroom, and responded to by Mr. W.F. BARLOW. Many other [guests], including the President and Government of the Free State, the clergy and the ladies and one or two others besides, closed the procedings, and at 3pm the happy pair left for the residence of Mrs. G R. CHATFIELD, which had been kindly placed at their disposal by that gentleman, amid showers of […….] The [….] were not omitted. On the […] the newly married pair left Quaggafontein for the colony en route for England carrying with them the best wishes of their many friends for their future happiness.

Thursday, 14 May, 1874

DIED on the 2nd May 1874, at Avoca, New England, of Rheumatic Fever, Fred. William, eldest son of Robt. CARLISLE, aged 15 years.
[Large portions of this edition, including the column normally devoted to BMDs, had been cut out]

Thursday, 21 May, 1874

BIRTH at Bethany, on the 2nd inst, Mrs. L. MEYER, of Reddersburg, of a son

DIED on the farm “Vergenoegd”, Klein Marico, Transvaal, on the 26th April, 1874, Pierre Francois LE CLUS, after a short but severe illness of 22½ hours. Deeply lamented by his widow, one child, and relatives. Relatives and friends will please accept this notice.
Vergenoegd, Klein Marico, Transvaal, 20th April, 1874

MARRIED, by Special Licence, on the 28th April, 1874, in the congregational Church, Durban, by the Rev. W.H. MANN, assisted by the Rev. S.N. WATERHOUSE, Sidney, second son of Wm. CUTHBERT, Esq., of Bowfront Castle, Huxborn, Northumberland, England, to Frances YATES, eldest daughter of C.C. GRIFFIN, Esq., Pietermaritzburg, Natal.

IMPORTANT SALE
Of landed property in the flourishing town and district of Cronstadt
The undersigned, being thereto instructed by C.C. KAYS, Esq., Executor Dative in the estate of the ate Mathilda HUTCHINSON, will sell, by public auction on Tuesday, the 23rd June, 1874, in front of his office at Cronstadt:-
1st - Erf No. 44, in extent 50 X 150 foot, with the buildings erected thereon. This building contains five large apartments, and adjoining it is a stable for four horses. Said erf. Is enclosed by a fine stone wall, five foot in height.
2nd – Five erven, Nos. 64, 65, 66, 67 and 68. Adjoining each other, but no buildings thereon.
3rd – The farm “Paardevlei,” situated in the ward Upper Rhenoster-river, on Taalbischspruit: has sufficient water on it, and is well adapted for cattle. This farm adjoins the farms of Messrs. Izak de BEER, Mathys de BEER, Jacob de BEER, and JACKSON.
4th – The farm ‘Tarka,” Inspected for Adam Jacques BOSHOF, situated in the ward Upper Rhenoster-river, and adjoining the farms Bordenux, Tottenham, Tweedegeluk, Goedgedacht, and Uitdgt. This farm is well adapted for grazing purposes and contains a quantity of water.
5th – The farm “Zwartkuil,” situated in the ward Middle Valsch-river, inspected for W.A PRINSLOO, in extent (as per sketch) 1800 morgen, about three hours ride from Cronstadt. This farm adjoins the farms Houtkop and Bankies, and is also bounded by properties of Messrs. A.B. WESSELS and P.OOSTHUIZEN.
Note the day!!! Sale to commence at 11 o’clock a.m. Liberal credit:
H.J. MORKEL Auctioner.
Cronstadt, 1st May, 1874

PIETERMARITZBURG – May 8, 1874
Last Tuesday, in the Supreme Court, the case of STEVENS vs STEVENS for a divorce was tried. This Mrs. STEVENS was the paramour of Dean DONOVAN, who brought him into all his trouble and disgrace. It was proved to the satisfaction of the jury that, at Mr. RATSEY’s hotel in Pinetown, Dean DONOVAN slept with and cohabited with said Mrs. STEVENS, and she was therefore found guilty of having committed adultery with Dean.
Upon this verdict, Mr. Justice CONNOR granted a divorce, and the marriage has therefore been dissolved. The young lady is now at the Gold-fields but the unhappy Dean has not been heard of since he left the city in the […..] after being found guilty of making alterations in the marriage register affecting STEVENS marriage certificate.

THE BROTHERS ATTWELL
Have been found guilty of culpable homicide by a jury on the Diamond-fields. And sentenced respectfully to one, two and five years’ imprisonment with hard labor. This is the result of taking the law into their own hands. One Spaulmann MAGOGHE, it will be remembered, died in February last, in consequence of a flogging inflicted upon him by the brothers ATTWELL and a man named SMITH. It appears from the evidence published in the Diamond News, that it was SMITH who actually killed the man with a strop whilst the ATTWELLs were looking on. SMITH, however, having been provided with a horse, saddle and bridle, shortly after the catastrophe, made good his escape to the Gold-fields, and the brothers ATTWELL have had, in a measure, to answer for his crime. Much commiseration is felt for the ATTWELLs and it is believed that a memorial, unanimously signed by the diggers, will be addressed to the Cape Governor praying for a mitigation of sentence. Five years imprisonment with hard labor in such gaols as those of Kimberley and Barkly is tantamount to a sentence of death; in fact most men would prefer being put expeditiously out of their misery by the hangman’s rope to incarceration for a lengthened period in the [gruesome dungeons] in mockery termed prisons which disgrace the British Crown Colony of Griqualand West.

PUBLIC SALE
Of Sheep. Cattle. Horses &c., All Guaranteed in first-class condition
The undersigned, duly authorized thereto by the executor in the estate of the late N.F. van der MERWE, will sell, by public auction, on Wednesday morning, the 23th June, 1874, at nine o’clock, on the farm ‘Wolverkraal” in the district of Fauresmith:-
5 Cart horses, 2 Saddle horses, 2 Stallions well trained for the saddle, 45 Mares and young horses, 36 Large well trained Oxen, 190 Head of cattle amongst which about 50 Milch Cows, 765 Cape and Mof Hamels, 660 Cape Ewes, 350 Goats, amongst which 50 Kapaters 150 Thoroughbred Merino Ewes, 50 Thoroughbred Rams, 50 Thoroughbred donkeys amongst which are 2 spans well trained, 1 excellent Spring Wagon, 1 Ox wagon complete, 1 Buck wagon, 3 sets Harness complete, Farming implements, ploughs, scrape blocks, &c., &c.
A splendid assortment of household Furniture, consisting of Brass and Iron Bedsteads – Bedding – Tables - Sofas – Chairs – Glass and Earthenware, &c., &c. and what may be offered at the day of sale.
As the things offered for sale are guaranteed to be in excellent condition, no further recommendation will be required to speculators and others.
D.S. van der HAER, Auctioneer. Fauresmith, 1th May, 1874
Liberal Credit will be given & Refreshments provided

Thursday, 28 May, 1874

DIED at Klipspruitnek, near Aliwal North, on the 12th May, 1874, Mr. Henry James ORCHARD; late of Winburg, Orange Free State, aged 39 years

Aan Bloedverwanten en vrienden wordt bekend gemaakt, dat het den Almagtigen God behaagd heft van myne zyde weg te nemen door den dood, op den 18den dezer, myn tender geliefde echtgenoote, in den ouderdom van 42 jaren en 20 dagen, my nalatende met 10 kinderen om dit onherstelbaar verlies te betrouren. De vriendinnen die gedurende de ziekte ons zoo getrouw bystanden, wordt myn hartelyken dank toegebragt.
F.J. van REENEN
Bloemhof, Harrismith, 21 Mei 1874

MURDER
An atrocious murder was perpetrated on the farm “Morgenzon” in the district of Ladybrand, on the night of the 18th inst., or rather early on the morning of the 19th inst. There is a shop on the farm belonging to Messrs. TURVEY Brothers, of Ladybrand, which is managed by Mr. William BAUMANN. On the evening of the 18th inst. three Bastard girls came there from Schreiner’s Post, the property of Mr. John de WET, to purchase some goods. They asked permission to stay the night with the servants in the kitchen, and permission was granted. In the course of the night the husband of one of these girls arrived, named Hans KOETZEE, and called out for his wife “Rous” or “Rose.” As this man commenced making an uproar, Mr. BAUMANN arose from his bed and proceeded to the kitchen, which is some twenty yards distance from the house, to see what was the matter, and ordered him away. Mr. BAUMANN, however, on being asked by his servant maid to allow “Rose” to remain as she was afraid of Hans KOETZEE, consented to her staying but ordered Hans and the other two girls to go their way. It was then one o’clock in the morning. Hans being unwilling to go when ordered to do so, was pushed rather unceremoniously out of the place, and during the struggle “Rose”, it appears, fled away from the kitchen. Mr. BAUMANN saw the three only on the road without “Rose.” In the morning, however, “Rose” was found murdered near the spot where the three were last seen by Mr. BAUMANN. The unfortunate victim had evidently been beaten and battered to death with a stick, which was found broken in two near the body, a thick rein with a heavy knot four times doubled, with a ring at the end covered with blood, and two stones with which apparently he had knocked out her brains, The murderer is now in the gaol of Ladybrand, and has already been three times under examination. Further particulars are promised next week. The murder occurred some six hours from the town.

PIETERMARITZBURG - May 15, 1874
Friday Morning 15th
Intelligence also reached the city this morning of the sudden death of Mr. HULLETT, auctioneer, &c., of Greytown, last Wednesday evening after the Agricultural Show. It appears he had a horse in his stable which had been entered for the races next day, which it is supposed he must have entered the stable to see. He was found dead in front of the stable, heart disease being the cause. This is the report circulated here this morning. The sad event has completely cast a gloom over all the inhabitants and their sporting arrangements in Greytown. Mr. H. was a leading man and most popular.

The Times also relates the following fatal accident: - “The body of Mr. Horace GRICE of Durban was found by a Kafir woman, on Monday morning, at the foot of a krantz on Field’s Hill, a few miles on this side of Pinetown. When found, the halter of his horse was still grasped in the hand of the deceased. Almost a week previous, Mr. GRICE left Pinetown after his wagons, and until the recovery of the body had not been heard of. It is therefore supposed that, in taking a near cut in the dark, and while leading his horse, he had fallen over the brink, and the horse suddenly starting back, the head stall broke, and Mr. GRICE was precipitated to the bottom. Deceased was so much discoloured that the body was at first supposed to be that of a native.”

Thursday, 4 June, 1874

BIRTH at Harrismith, on the 28th inst., the wife of J.J. RAAFF, jun., of a daughter

BIRTH at Aliwal North, on the 23rd May, the wife of the late Mr. H.J. ORCHARD, of a daughter

DIED at Smithfield, on the morning of the 27th May, 1874, of typhoid fever, Lilly, aged nearly 13 years, eldest and loved daughter of John STRICKLAND and Celia Jane GRADWELL. Friends will please accept this notice.

PIETERMARITZBURG - May 21, 1874
Mr. James McINTOSH, a farmer residing at Fox Hill had been in town with a load of produce which he sold and delivered. Going home at [5]p.m. in his wagon, and sitting on the side of it, a deep rut in the road opposite the path, a little beyond the bridge at the entrance to the town, caused a sever jolt which caused Mr. M. to fall backwards out of the wagon, striking the ground head first, his neck was broken and death was instantaneous. He never moved. His body was put into the wagon again and conveyed to the residence of his sister, Mrs. MacDONALD, and he was buried the next day.
Last Monday morning the inhabitants of the city were painfully shocked to hear that Mr. R. DAWNE , chemist, had been found dead in his bedroom hanging from a bedpost at the foot of his bed. Mr. DAWNEY was one of our oldest and most respected citizens. He was a man who lived a quiet, retired, blameless life. His time and attention he devoted wholly to his business and his family. An extremely [temperate]man, kind, good-natured and sociable. His family, a wife and four daughters, for the past few weeks had been visiting in Durban where the intelligence reached them. Sunday afternoon and evening he had spent with his intimate friend Dr. ALDRIDGE, and betrayed nothing to him of such an imminently impending catastrophe. I am told he appeared in his usual good spirits; arranged to go hear the CHRISTYs the following evening and intended to go down to Durban on Tuesday morning for the purpose of bringing his family home to be present at the Show and Races next week. Mr. H. was in very comfortable circumstances, with valuable landed properties, a lucrative business and a family of whom he justly was proud, so was a fond father and doted upon his children. To his friends and the public it has been impossible to divine a cause for the deed. Under the circumstances, it can only be inferred that some immediate mental aberration was the cause which deprived Natal of a good colonist, and his bereaved family of a good husband and father. It is painful to think that we are so naturally infirm and weak any one of us may be overcome by a sudden fit of insanity and impelled to commit so dreadful a deed. Mr. DAWNEY was one of the last men in our community of whom we could [……] such a fate. We were, therefore, in proportion more shocked at the event, and his afflicted, suffering family have been the objects of an unusual and universal sympathy felt for them by all their fellow citizens. Bishop COLENSO and the Rev. D. lLA TOUCHE officiated at the funeral services.

Thursday, 11 June, 1874

BEVALLEN
Van een zoom, te Bloemfontein, op den 30sten Mei, 1874, Mej. J.A.J. van RENSBURG, geb BEYERS

DIED on the 6th of June, at Bloemfontein, Edwin, second son of the late Simon Thos BULL, of 16 Hollice St., Cavendish Square and Craven Hill, Hyde Park, London

BIRTH at Redderskamp, O.F.S., on the 19th inst., Mrs. H.E. WATSON, of a daughter

BIRTH at Morgenzom, Ficksburg, on the 4th Instant, Mrs. J. BOWIE, of a son.

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 10th June, the wife of Dr. H.O. KELLNER, of a daughter

Thursday, 18 June, 1874

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 12th June, Mrs. E.D. BRADFIELD of a son

DIED at 12 o’clock p.m. on the 6th inst. Francis Charles, aged 7 years, 4 months and 5 days, third son of F.C. MANDY.
Harrismith, 7th June, 1874

DIED at Pretoria, Transvaal Republic, after 6 days illness, on Tuesday morning 2nd June 1874, Mrs. PEACOCK, wife of Mr. R. PEACOCK, blacksmith (formerly of Bloemfontein) aged 85 years.

DIED at Bloemfontein, of Rheumatic Fever, on Friday morning, 11th inst., Rhoda, beloved wife of Mr. Charles PAVEY, of this town, aged 30 years, leaving a sorrowing husband and three young children to mourn their loss.
The bereaved husband takes this opportunity of expressing his gratitude to his numerous friends for their kind attentions to the deceased during her illness and the warn sympathy since evinced to himself.

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
De ondergeteekende, daartoe gelaat zynde door den Executrices Testamentaire, van den boedel van wylen Jan Hendrik de WENNAAR, en diens nagelatene echtegenoote zal publiek opvelien op Woensdag, den 15den Julij, e.k. op de woonplaats van den overledene, Verliesfontein, district Rouxville, veroverde grondgebied, de volgende
roerende artikelen, bestaande uit:-
1 Bokwagen, complete, in den bestan toestand., 1 Tentwagen, do, 1 Uitmuntende Veeren Kar, met tuigen, 21 extra goed geleerde Trekossen, maar volkomen geschikt voor den slagter, 2 jonge Ossen, en 1 opregte Bul, 24 uitmuntende Aanteel Beesten, die kunnen wedyveren met de beste aanteelbeesten van eenigen boor, 2 goed gedresseerde kar paarden, 1 Rypaard, 4 jonge Hangsten, goed geteeld, 16 Aanteel Merries, 530 goede Merino Schapen, en een aantal hokken.
Een aantal Boeren gereedschap en huisraad, doch te veel om te melden.
Verscheidene voorweren, zoowel als Vee of naderzins, zullen die dag tevens ter verkoop worden aangeboden, zoo als beesten, schapen, bokken, enz.
Ruim Crediet! Ververschingen zullen worden verschafd. Zegt het voort! Zegt het voort! Kom Zelve om te oordeelen.
R.G. de VRIES, Vendu-afslager.
Wepener, Juny, 1874

Thursday, 25 June, 1874

PUBLIEKE VERKOOPING
De ondergeteekende behoorlyke daartoe gelaat zynde den Executeur Datief, des boedels van wylen W.H. HITCHCOCK, zal publiek opveilen voor zyn kantoor, op Zaturdag, den 4den July, 1874 om 9 ure precies, de volgende losse goederen behoorende aan gemelde boedel:
1 Rypaard, 1 Zadel en toom, 1 Wagen kist, 1 Gouden ring, 8 Bokken, 1 Harmonium, 1 Concertina.
Alle soorten van Timmermann-gereedschappen
1 Slypsteen, 1 Draaiboor, 2 Handzagen, 1 Voegzaag, 1 Kliphamer, 1 groote Schaaf, 16 Schaven, 1 Krimp, 1 Omslag, 6 Vylen, 3 Hamers, 10 Bijtels, 1 duimstok, 1 Passer en Winkelhaak, 2 Kruishouden, 1 Wijnpijp, 2 Diamant Ruitsnijders, 1 Emmer en Kom, enz.
En wat verder ten dage der verkooping zal worden aangehoden.
D.J. de VILLIERS Agslager Vendu-Kantoor,
Winburg 20 Juny, 1874

BIRTH at Bethlehem, O.F.S., on the 17th June, 1874, Mrs A.P.J. van der POEL, of a son.

BIRTH at Bloemfontein, on the 20th June, 1874, Mrs. H.O. O’REILLY of a son

SALE OF FARMS
The undersigned is instructed to offer the following farms to the public competition in front of his office, on Thursday 23rd July at 12 noon:-
In the Insolvent Estate of J.H. WICHT:
• Bultfontein, Didtrict Bethlehem, formerly No 47, district Harrismith
• Paardenhoek, No. 456, District Harrismith
• Kransfontein, No. 443 , District Harrismith
(these three farms adjoin each other, and will be a good investment for parties wishing to purchase a large trust of land
In the assigned Estate of G.H. WIRSING
• Knoppiespan No421, district Cronstadt.
• Boschnabsfontein, No. 526, district Harrismith.
• Toongekrijg, No. 757, district Harrismith
In the insolvent estate of W.G. TEMPELHOFF
• Leeuwlaagte, No. 718, district Cronstaft
In the Intestate Estate of W.A. JOHNSTONE
• Dinooinshire, No 720, district Harrismith
At same time and place several farms will be offered for account of whom it may concern.
R. MacFARLANE, Auctioneer
Harrismith, 4th June, 1874

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