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Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] [ZA-IB] CAPE AND NATAL NEWS 28 JANUARY 1861
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:23:21 +0200
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[ZA-IB] CAPE AND NATAL NEWS 28 JANUARY 1861
The vine disease was committing sad havoc in the wine districts, and the
sulphur remedy was being very generally applied for the destruction of
The potato disease appears to be spreading a good deal in some of the
Western Province districts.
and seventy-four tons of copper ore were shipped to England, from
Hondeklip Bay, during the month of October.
notice from the Colonial-office announces the intention of Government
to lease Malagas Islands, Saldanha Bay, with permission to remove the
English weights and measures were to come
into use from the 1st January, and parties were providing themselves with
Cape papers contain particulars of the sufferings and deaths of various
members of a devoted missionary party in the Zambesi country. After two
years of unprecedented trial and suffering, the Rev. Mr. HELMORE, a
missionary of seventeen years experience, succumbed to disease and died.
His wife was carried off a few days after, and was speedily followed by
her two children, and they by a native teacher.
is rumoured that the directors of the Cape Town fire assurance
companies, alarmed at the frequency of fires in the village of
Swellendam and the mystery that seems to be connected with them, are
likely either to increase the premiums on these risks very considerably
or to refuse them altogether.
Gladiator, a large ship of 1,501 tons, bound from Bombay to England,
commanding, was wrecked on the east coast of the colony near Cape
Padrone. Mrs. PAGAN,[reported in January edition as Mrs. PEERING] wife
of a passenger, her two children, and three of the crew were lost. The
ship had 2,200 tons of cargo on board.
Port Alfred :- Two life
boats have been purchased at the Bay for this harbour, one of which, the
property of Captain CHAPMAN, is said to be capable of holding fifty men
and is coming round by sea. Capt. Chapman has taken up his residence
here, and will commence the duties of Port Captain on the 1st December
A new Wesleyan chapel has been opened in Graham's Town for
divine service and the foundation stone of another Wesleyan chapel has
been laid in the same city.
REMARKABLE LONGEVITY - At the Phiel
Missionary Station, a woman died lately, after reaching the rare old age
of one hundred and thirteen years. She has left a daughter aged 85, a
granddaughter of 70, and, of course a
considerable number of great-grand and after children.
to record the death of Mr. George GILLAM, son of Mr. John Gillam, of
this town, which took place at his father's residence in New Town.
Deceased had been suffering for many years from pulmonary consumption.
He was highly respected by all who knew him.
great event of the past month has been the arrival of two ships from
India with Indians on board for the port. The Truro was the first
arrival, with 342 natives of various ages, sexes, and complexions,
including about 200 male adults and embracing Hindoos, Mohammedans,
Malabars, and Christians. The ship brought a clean bill of health and
the passengers all landed in a healthy condition. The Belvidere arrived
on Monday week with a similar number of Indians for this port from
Calcutta, whence she sailed on the 4th October. From that date to the
22nd October, she had 24 deaths on board from cholera, but she reached
this port with a clean bill of health and obtained pratique on the 4th
day after her arrival, having been placed in quarantine in the meantime.
She landed her passengers on Sunday and Monday last, for safety's sake,
however, they were not at first brought upon the main land, but placed
in canvas tents upon the western side of the Bluff facing the Bay. In a
few days, when all reasonable chance of danger is over, they will be
brought over to the Indian barracks, in the Bush Path, between Durban
and the Point.
Several deaths have occurred - some of them of a
very melancholy kind. Mrs. ERSKINE, lady of our Colonial Secretary, die
very suddenly about three weeks ago. Measles, too, had been fatal in
several cases. Miss DAWES, a young person but lately arrived from
England, was carried off in a few days, she was an interesting girl of
about fifteen years of age. A distressing accident happened at Richmond
not long ago, by which a person, in drawing a
charge of powder, shot his own servant. Still more recently, and in the
same direction (at Illovo), a young man named MACKENZIE had his abdomen
ripped up by an infuriated buck which he had wounded in hunting. The
aid of a surgeon was immediately sought for, but without success - all
the doctors had their hands full.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS
Nov. 27, at Graham's Town, the wife of James Guy Piers MOORS, of a
Dec. 4, at Graham's Town, Mrs. Horatio SCOTT, of a son
Nov. 15, at Graham's Town, Mrs. HUNTLEY, of a daughter
Nov. 16, at the Knysna, the wife of T. BAIN, of a daughter
Nov. 25, at Cape Town, the wife of G.F. BARTH, of a daughter
Nov. 26, at Cape Town, the wife of J.B. CURREY, of a daughter
Nov. 29, at Victoria West, the wife of the Rev. H.C.V. LEIBRANDT, of a son
Dec. 7, at Graham's Town, the wife of H. POWELL, of a daughter
Dec. 8, at
Knysna, the wife of William McPHERSON, of a daughter
15, at Graham's Town, Paymaster-Serjeant, George GORDON, to Mary Ann,
second daughter of the late Mr. F. SHORT. of that city.
Nov. 21, at
Yellow Wood Trees, Mr. Francis Phipps LEONARD, of Thorn Meadow, district
of Queenstown, to Elizabeth Martha, eldest daughter of Mr. R.J. PAINTER
15, at Graham's Town, Frederick, son of the late Mr. John JARDINE, to
Mary Ann Maria, daughter of Mr. Henry MARSHALL, lately residing at
Nov. 20 at Cape Town, Mr. J.H.L. MILLER, to Miss. W.B. CERFONTEYN
Nov. 22, at Cape Town, M. O'SULLIVAN, to Miss. S.M.H. DE SMIDT
Nov. 24, at Cape Town, Mr. R.P. ROBBINS, to Miss. L.J. ARNOLD
Nov. 13, at Gramham's Town, Mr. Charles John LESTER, aged 24 years
Nov. 15, at King William's Town, George, son of Mr. John GILLAM, aged 21
Nov. 26, at Cradock, Ellen Maria, youngest daughter of Mr.
Peter WRIGHT, aged 17 years
Nov. 20, at Cape Town, Mrs. L.J. MULLER, aged 42 years
Nov. 21, at Cape Town, Mrs. PEARCE, aged 42 years
Nov. 24, Master Thomas H. FINDLAY, aged 5 years
Nov. 24, Mrs. R.C. COFFIN, aged 45 years
Nov. 24, at Cape Town, C.T. WYLDE, aged 47 years
Nov. 24, Master Richard Charles RAVEN, aged 4 months
Nov. 25, Miss. J.E. ABRAHAMS, aged 13 years
Nov. 26, at Somerset West, Master W.F. ENGELS, aged 2 years
Nov. 15, at Stellenbosch, the infant daughter of C.F. ERICKSON, aged 18
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