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South Africa Magazine, 26 December 1908

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Lindy Report 8 May 2006 12:19



Lindy Report 8 May 2006 12:22

BIRTHS ARMSTRONG-On November 16, at Johannesburg, the wife of Gordon S. Armstrong, a son. BLAKE-On November 15, at Johannesburg, to Mr. and Mrs. James Blake, a daughter. BORCHERDS-On November 17, at Muizenberg, Grace Olive, the wife of Allan D'Alvarez Borcherds, a son. BREMNER-On the 18th inst., at Cape Town, the wife of D. Wellesley Bremner, a son. DAVIES-On November 22, at Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa, Mrs. Stephen Davies, a daughter. FAIR-On November 16, at Kimberley, to Mr. and Mrs. Fair, a son. FREW-On the 19th inst., at Knights, Transvaal, the wife of J. M. Frew, a son. LUSK-On November 22, at Heilbron, Orange River Colony, Mrs. Andrew Lusk, a son. MARRIOTT-On November 16, at Kimberley, to Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Marriott, a son. WHARTON HOOD-On the 20th inst., at Johannesburg, the wife of Claude Wharton Hood, a son. MARRIAGES BEATTIE-DAVIDSON-On the 22nd inst., at Oyne, Aberdeenshire, Charles William Beattie, Ceylon, to Jessie Elizabeth, daughter of the late Robert Davidson, of Port Elizabeth and Blackheath, London. BUSBY-BECHER-On November 26, at Doornfontein, George Herbert, youngest son of the late Hon. William Busby and of Mrs. Busby, 29, Bramham Gardens, S.W., to Ida, third daughter of the late Herbert Becher and Mrs. Becher, of Johannesburg. PATON-GRANT-On the 18th inst., at Walkerburn Parish Church, Thomas Charles, eldest son of David Moir Paton, of Johannesburg, to Mary Robertson, youngest daughter of the late William Stewart Grant, of Grantown-on-Spey. DEATHS ANDREWS-On November 26, of enteric fever, at Durban, Walter Herman Andrews, aged 43. CODRINGTON-On the 16th inst., at 51, Welbeck Street, Robert Edward Codrington, Administrator of North-Western Rhodesia, son of Thomas Codrington, Twickenham Park, aged 39. GAY-ROBERTS-On the 18th inst., killed accidentally in the hunting field, Edmund Wyndham, Lieutenant, Royal Horse Artillery, only son of the late James Gay-Roberts, of Newcastle, South Africa, in his 26th year. HUGHES-On the 9th inst., at Durban, Helen Munro, daughter of Alexander and Mrs. Hughes. MIDDLETON-On the 17th inst., at Edinburgh, George Hodgson Middleton, of Mansfield, Strathmiglo, formerly of Canada and Natal. MORCOM-On November 25, at Maritzburg, Annie, the youngest daughter of the late William Morcom and his wife Elizabeth Ann Morcom, also deceased, aged 52. RUSSELL-On the 20th inst., at Brockley, Emily Alice Russell, only daughter of the late Joseph Russell, aged 63. SOPER-On the 20th inst., at Harestone, Caterham Valley, William Garland Soper, B.A., J.P., C.Ald., in his 72nd year. WILKINSON-On the 15th inst., at Glasgow, Annie Orr, wife of John Wilkinson, of the North British Railway. IN MEMORIAM SEARELLE-To the memory of Luscumbe Searelle who died December 18, 1907; poet, composer, playwright, and musical benefactor to the Many who may have forgotten him. This word of remembrance from one who never forgets-A. /2


dutch Report 8 May 2006 12:22

hi linda do you no how i would go about trying to find rellies in south africa my uncle went in the early 1920s i think to work in the diamond mines and he never came back to england ,have put messages on south african forum but nothing ,lol joyce


Lindy Report 8 May 2006 12:27

/2 Miscellaneous articles on the same page: CASES IN THE COURTS THE WYLER-LEWIS APPEAL JUDMENT REVERSED In the Court of Appeal on Monday, Lords Justices Vaughan Williams, Buckley, and Kennedy delivered judgment in the appeal of Messrs. Lewis and Marks and others against a judgment and verdict in a King's Bench action in which Mr. Isidore Wyler, the plaintiff, recovered £65,472 damages for alleged conspiracy to oust him from the benefits of valuable contracts in Portuguese Nyassaland. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams thought the charge made by the plaintiff as to the alleged conspiracy of the defendants was without foundation, and that judgment should be entered for them. Lord Justice Buckley delivered judgment to the same effect. He said he had arrived at the conclusion that there was no evidence to support a finding of any conspiracy. In his view the defendants were entitled to have judgment entered for them, with the costs of the action and of the appeal. Lord Justice Kennedy concurred. He was of opinion there was no evidence on which the jury could be asked to find any actionable conspiracy against any of the defendants, and he did not see any evidence against any one of the defendants to justify a verdict against them. The appeal was, therefore allowed, and judgment entered for the defendants with costs of the action and of the appeal. Mr. Josephs, on behalf of the respondents, asked for a stay of execution, pending an appeal to the House of Lords. Their Lordships granted a stay on the terms that the respondents paid the taxed costs upon the usual undertaking. IMPORTANT RAND JUDGMENT A cable from Johannesburg received on Wednesday states that the big action brought by the Ingersoll-Rand Company against Fraser and Chalmers, Limited, for £37,000 for Gordon drills and spare parts has resulted in judgment for Fraser and Chalmers, Limited, with costs. The case turned mainly on the question whether the goods were supplied as a sale outright or only on consignment to be paid for only when sold. The Judge seems to have arrived at a very clear conclusion that the latter-i.e., the defendants'contention is the right one, hence judgment as above stated. A CONTRACTOR'S ACTION At the Durban Circuit Court recently Mr. Justice Beaumont gave judgment in favour of the plaintiff in an action brought by J. McCallum against Cornelius and Hollis, the contractors for the new Town Hall, for £3000 damages for breach of contract. The plaintiff alleged that he had been given the painting and decorating on a sub-contract at £7726, and that the defendants cancelled the agreement without due cause. The question of the amount of damages to be awarded stood over pending an appeal by the defendants to the Supreme Court. A BUSINESS FIRM LIBELLED In the Supreme Court of Natal, before the Chief Justice and a special jury, the case was heard in which North and Son, Durban, sued Malcomess and Co. for £2500 damages in respect of an alleged libel contained in an advertisement in regard to agricultural implements and published by the defendant firm. After a partial hearing the action was withdrawn from the jury, the defendants consenting to judgment for £250 and costs. The Chief Justice said that the decision arrived at caused him great satisfaction, and he had no doubt the jury would also be satisfied. Indeed, it had occurred to him to suggest some such settlement, but he had refrained from doing so in order that he might not appear in any way to influence the jury. He thought the settlement a right and proper one, having regard to the evidence. Judgment was accordingly entered for the plaintiffs for £250, with costs of the action, all allegations reflecting upon the character of the plaintiffs being withdrawn. /3


Lindy Report 8 May 2006 12:32

/3 Mr. H. I. BARNATO'S WILL In the Probate Division on Monday, before Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane, the wills of the late Mr. Harry Isaacs Barnato came before the Court. Mr. Barnard, K.C., applied on behalf of the executors of Mr. Barnato, who left a will dated June 25, 1900, and codicils of February 26, 1902, and July 6, 1906. A codicil was re-executed in February, 1902, in which Mr. Barnato described himself as carrying on business as Barnato Bros., in co-partnership with his two nephews, Jack Barnato Joel and Solomon Barnato Joel, and declaring it to be a codicil to his last will, dated June 22, 1898. At the end were the words: 'And in all other respects I confirm the said will.' In 1898 Mr. Barnato and his two partners agreed to make wills, and all three did so on June 22, 1898, with a codicil. In 1899 they made fresh wills, and Mr. Barnato again in June, 1900, and he told his nephews he had made a fresh will and had revoked the last will of June, 1898. In the circumstances the Court was asked to grant probate of the three documents, but leaving out in the February, 1902, document the words, 'dated June 22, 1898.' There was no opposition. Counsel, continuing, said that in the 1898 will there was a legacy of £100,000 for charities. By the codicil of 1906 the bequest was increased to £250,000, but in the will it had been left out. The difficulty arose with regard to the words in the codicil confirming the will of 1898, but that will was not in existence and could not be admitted to probate. He asked to have the words 'dated 22nd June, 1898,' left out. His Lordship granted the application, and probate was granted on the three documents mentioned. TWO LEOPARDS SHOT It was recently reported to the police that two leopards had been ravaging the native kraals in the vicinity of Rooibokkop, which is situated about 110 miles north-east of Pretoria. The leopards had killed several head of stock, including nine sheep and goats. The police stationed in the district decided to try and kill the animals, and accordingly waited for them to visit a cattle kraal during the evening. The lowing of the cattle announced the arrival of the leopards, and shortly afterwards the beasts were seen to leap out of the kraal. They did not get far, however, before they were brought down with a couple of bullets. The leopards are said to be very fine specimens, measuring over seven feet from tip to tip. It is officially announced that the Standerton garrison will be removed. The A.S.C. will remain until about February. For having forged an endorsement on a cheque for £28, a miner named Patrick Lawler has been sentenced at Krugersdorp to six months' hard labour. A fire occurred recently in the electrical engineer's establishment of Messrs. Hubert Davies and Co., St. Andries Street, Pretoria, when between £500 and £600 worth of damage was done. A case in which Charles Judelman, of Johannesburg, sued the Cape Government for recovery of gold confiscated in 1892, terminated in a judgment of absolution from the instance with costs, the Court holding that the plaintiff had failed to prove the ownership of the gold. Mr. Frank Proudman has been appointed as borough organist of Durban in place of the late Mr. R. H. Macdonald at a salary of £150 per annum. Mr. Proudman is a local man, and there was some objection to the appointment on the ground that the Council should have advertised the position at Home. Mul Lutchman, an Indian, who, as reported in South Africa of December 5, was bound over at Guildford Assizes for sending libelous postcards, was sentenced to a month's hard labour at the Mansion House on Monday for assaulting Mr. Charles E. Hawes, a member of the firm of solicitors who acted for the prosecutor in the previous case. We have received from the King's printers a copy of the Convention between the United Kingdom and France respecting the exchange of post office money orders between France and the Transvaal. The Convention was signed on January 25 last, and the attainment of this new commercial facility has already been mentioned in our column. At Swellendam, Solomon Price, who was sentenced to death for the murder of Koningsberg, a Jewish trader, was recently hanged. Copied from the ZA-IB Board


Lindy Report 8 May 2006 12:35

Joyce, I have nudged a thread on the Tips board on how to research in South Africa. If you get stuck give me a shout! ;-))


dutch Report 8 May 2006 12:42

ok thank linda

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 May 2006 19:30

Thank you......... :-)


Lindy Report 8 May 2006 20:57

Joy, As always...... ;-))