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From: "Ellen Stanton" <>
Subject: South Africa Magazine: Domestic Announcements 31 March 1900
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:10:10 -0500
This is a transcription of a column in South Africa Magazine, March 31, 1900, titled Domestic Announcements:
(Announcements inserted under this heading are charged for according to length.)
ACUTT, Mrs. E. L., Durban, a daughter.
BALFE, Mrs. J. H., Durban, February 25, a daughter.
BENNETT, Mrs. J., Durban, February 25, a son.
BRINK, Mrs. P. G., Grahamstown, Feb. 26, a son.
COOPER, Mrs. A. C., Durban, February 24, a son.
ELLIS, Mrs. J. C., Umtata, February 20, a daughter.
GRUN, Mrs. L., Durban, March 1, a son.
HARGREAVES, Mrs. W. T., Umtata, February 17, a daughter.
HULL, Mrs. G. F. A., Port Elizabeth, February 28, a daughter.
HURRELL-On March 14, at Salisbury, Mashonaland, the wife of William Cranford Hurrell, of a son.
MACAULAY-On February 3, at Cleveland, Johannesburg, the wife of Donald Macaulay, M.A., M.B., C.M. (Edinburgh), of a son.
MACKILLICAN, Mrs. T., Durban, February 23, a son.
METCALFE, Mrs. P. J., Durban, February 23, a son.
MEYER, Mrs. C. W., Bolo, February 3, a son.
READ, Mrs. J. M., Queenstown, February 14, a son.
RICHMOND, Mrs. H., Umtata, Feb. 10, a daughter.
SCHERZ, Mrs. G., Port Elizabeth, Feb. 28, a son.
STARFIELD, Mrs. D., Port Elizabeth, February 28, a daughter.
TAFF, Mrs. H., Durban, February 24, a son.
WALL, Mrs. F., Durban, February 27, a son.
WARREN, Mrs. C., Cambridge, February 20, a son.
WILLIAMS, Mrs. D. J., Durban, Feb. 24, a daughter.
WILLIAMSON, Mrs. J., Durban, Feb. 22, daughter.
WYCHE, Mrs. C. H., Durban, Feb. 24, a daughter.
BELL, H. E.-O'BRIEN, M., Cape Town, February 21.
CARR, J.-LOOSE, E., Durban, February 24.
COFFYN, G. W.-SPENCE, A. M., Aberdeen, Cape Colony, February 7.
DREW, A.-BEERE, C. L., Port Elizabeth, Feb. 12.
IRVINE, W. H.-CALLAWAY, M., Queenstown, Feb. 22.
LEGGE, C. E.-DAVISON, C., Durban, February 21.
VERNON, E. S. D.-BROWN, E. M., Komgha, Feb. 13.
ALLEN-On February 20, at Durban, John Allan, son of Peter Allan, stationmaster, Cockburnspath, N.B.
BARTON-On March 16, at Orange River, George T. N. Barton, Imperial Yeomanry, aged 23, dearly-loved son of Rev. Joseph Barton and S. W. Barton, of East Leigh, near Havant.
BENINGFIELD, S. F., Durban, February 22, aged 65.
BIRKETT, J. L., Ladysmith, February 13, aged 19.
BOWKER, Mrs. S. B., Somerset East, Feb. 24, aged 43.
CLUR, Mrs. A. Kingwilliamstown, Feb. 17, aged 27.
DAVIDSON, A., Durban, February 23, aged 27.
DENNIS, F., Woodstock, February 28, aged 24.
DIXEY-On February 16, at Vischgat Poort, near Grahamstown, accidentally shot whilst out shooting, Clement Gough Dixey, aged 34.
HEWITT-On March 4, killed in action at Dordrecht, George Robarts Hewitt, aged 28, Cape Mounted Rifleman, eldest son of W. H. Hewitt, of Copdock, Ipswich.
JARRETT, H. B., Port Elizabeth, Feb. 26, aged 64.
LAZARUS, M., Durban, February 22, aged 64.
MACKAY, D. W., Durban, February 27, aged 36.
MANGOLD, J. F. W., Port Elizabeth, Feb. 28, aged 21.
MATTHEWS, W. E., Port Elizabeth, Feb. 22, aged 22.
PERIVANCICH-On March 16, suddenly, at Delagoa Bay, Francis Perivancich, Chief Engineer s.s. Clan Cumming, beloved husband of Elizabeth King.
RESSELL, M. J., Durban, February 26, aged 72.
SHAW, E., Ladysmith, February 20, aged 36.
STRATHEARNE, A. A., Ladysmith, January 29.
THOMAS, G. W. J., Ladysmith, January 24.
THWAITES, J. A., Beaufort West, February 27.
SMITH-On March 17, at Orange River, in Roberts's Horse, aged 30, of tubercle of lung, William Warren Smith, Waterhouse, Bletchingley, Surrey, eldest son of the late William Warren Smith, of Garstone Park, Godstone, Surrey.
WILLIS-On February 28, at Ladysmith, John Frederick, youngest son of the late Dr. George Willis, Baillieston.
Miscellaneous articles on the same page:
Our illustration is from an etching by Mr. A. S. Langley, and represents Master Douglas Scott Dalrymple Clark as a drummer boy of the Cadet Corps band of the Maritzburg College, Natal, of which his father, Mr. R. D. Clark, M.A., New College, Oxford, is Headmaster. His grandfather by the mother's side was the late General Sir William Sewell, K.C.B., regarding whom Napier, in his "Peninsular War," writes as follows:--"In this affair Major Sewell, an officer of the staff, who had frequently distinguished himself by his personal prowess, happening to be without a sword, pulled a large stake from a hedge, and with that weapon overthrew two hussars in succession, and only relinquished the combat when a third had cut his club in twain." Several old Maritzburg College boys have already fallen in battle during the present war, and the present cadets will doubtless by ready, should the need arise, to emulate their gallant deeds.
Mr. Macrum has appeared before the Foreign Committee of the House of Representatives at Washington and ventilated his grievance with regard to the opening of his Pretoria mail by the Censor at Durban, but he made no fresh disclosures; and as nothing that he said will be useful to the Democrats for the purposes of the Presidential campaign it is believed that the matter will be allowed to drop.
Mr. Julian Ralph gives some interesting particulars about Mr. and Mrs. Cronje in a letter to the Daily Mail. Cronje is picturesquely described as a thwarted general, but to the wide-awake and well-informed British officers, who are not under the severe rod of misguided censorship, he presented the appearance of a typical squat-figured, black-bearded, neckless Boer. I am sorry to say that, because of our previous ill success, or because of these politics which beset us but do not hinder the Boers in warfare, we have treated this bush-whacking chieftain as if he were another Napoleon. We brought him and his wife in a Cape cart, drawn by six artillery horses, to the Modder River today. His belongings were in a sack. His wife's wardrobe was in a pillowcase, and the chief article in Frau Cronje's pillowcase proved to be a silk dress commandeered from Lady Sarah Wilson.
The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Morning Post declares that the Boers, on retiring from Bloemfontein, looted four Free State farms.
The Executive Committee of the American Hospital ship Maine are sending parcels of warm clothing out to Madeira for the use of the passengers homeward bound.
Lord Salisbury has sent a letter to the Liberal Unionists in the Duddeston Ward for the intimation of their enthusiastic approval of the policy which Her Majesty's Government has announced with respect to the Transvaal Republic and the Orange Free State.
Bugler Dunn passed through Liverpool the other day on his way to Isle of Man, where he intends to stay with his grandfather until he has recovered his health. Dunn wore his uniform. His presence becoming known, he was soon compelled to hold an informal reception in the station while waiting the departure of the Manx steamer. The Lord Mayor drove from the Town Hall to see him, and at the close of the interview presented the little hero with a substantial money gift.
There is ample evidence, says Reuter's Bloemfontein correspondent, that a system of bare-faced swindling is now being practiced by the rebels in the north of Cape Colony, who, before the departure of the Boer forces, purchased "commando notes," which they are now presenting to the British authorities, demanding compensation, and carefully preparing false cases of alleged damage done by the Boers. This proceeding cannot fail to have a serious effect on the loyalists, who were the real sufferers.
Mr. Rudyard Kipling, who is now at Bloemfontein, contributes four lines on Mr. Steevens to the newspaper, the Friend of the Free State, now edited by correspondents with Lord Roberts's forces. They head an article on Steevens's death, reported by his friend, Mr. Lionel James, and are as follows:--
G. W. STEEVENS
Through war and pestilence, red siege and fire,
Silent and self-contained he drew his breath;
Brave, not for show of courage-his desire
Truth, as he saw it, even to the death.
The correspondent of the Daily Mail at Bloemfontein who forwards these lines adds that Mr. Kipling is hard at work at the newspaper office, assisting to edit one of the most unique newspapers in the history of journalism.
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