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South Africa Magazine: Domestic Announcements 5 De

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Lindy Report 31 Oct 2005 11:01



Lindy Report 31 Oct 2005 11:03

BIRTHS SONS COMPTON-On November 24, at Nebraska Mansion, Eastbourne, the wife of G. W. Compton, of Kimberley. GREEN, Mrs. C., Johannesburg, October 30. HUTCHINGS, Mrs. W. H., Pretoria, November 2. LANGTON, Mrs. J. H. A., Cape Town, November 5. NELSON, Mrs. W., Kimberley, October 28. PRIEST, Mrs. J. T., Avondale, October 31. SIEGENBERG, Mrs. H., Johannesburg, October 24. SMITH, Mrs. E. G. Kingwilliamstown, October 27. DAUGHTERS JOSEPH, Mrs. F., Port Elizabeth, October 28. STEYTLER, Mrs. H. de F., Johannesburg, October 30. MARRIAGES BARRY, F. G.-HEPPELL, M., Heilbron, O.F.S., October 27. LAPPAN, J.-BAILEY, S.A., Johannesburg, Oct. 28. MATHEWS-SLATER-On December 2, at Wetheral, Carlisle, by the Rev. Canon Mathews, Rector of Bassingham, Lincoln, and father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. S. Falle, Vicar of Brampton, and the Rev. William Blake, Rector of the parish, Stewart William Mathews, late Rhodesia Horse, to Lucy Erskine, third daughter of J. Bedwell Slater, Esq., of Wetheral. MILES, G. H.-GAMBLE, A., East London, October 26. MOIR, J. T.-MORRIS, D. E., Potchefstroom, October 27. PORTER, F.-GOSSMAN, A., Johannesburg, October 27. STAMP, C. E.-WOOD, V. P., Johannesburg, November 2. DEATHS ABRAHAMS, A. J. G., Grahamstown, October 29, aged 56. ARUNDEL, C. S., Johannesburg, October 23, aged 55. BUCK, S. J. T., Queenstown, October 31, aged 31. DESMOND, Mrs. E. D., Uitenhage, October 24, aged 26. GRADWELL, D. C. Albany, October 22, aged 65. HILSON, T., Johannesburg, October 27, aged 26. LITTLE, Miss M. D., Johannesburg, October 28, aged 19. PINNEY-On December 3, at St. Aubyn's, Hassocks, the Honourable Francis Bertrand D. Pinney, late Collector of Customs, Cape Town, and Member of the Executive Council, Cape of Good Hope. SPICER-On November 4, at Randfontein, South Africa, of typhoid fever, Edmund John, third son of the late Rev. Newton John Spicer, Rector of East Woodhay, Hants, aged 35. SWEENEY, E., Cape Town, November 3, aged 55. IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of Frank Leon VOGEL, the beloved son of Julius and Mary Vogel, who was killed on the morning of December 4, 1893, while serving with Major Wilson's force against the Matabele. Miscellaneous articles on the same page: The patriarchal member for the Klip River Division in the Natal Legislature, has been sued for his Club subscription. He lost the case before the Magistrate, whose decision has now been upheld by the Supreme Court. Lately the natives at the Star Gold Mining Company's mine, Johannesburg, struck work. The Zarps were sent for, and put the natives into the compound, from which they were brought out in batches of about a dozen each and taken by the police and white employes, armed with drawn swords and with sjamboks, to the shafts and made to enter the cage. They worked under compulsion. The Transvaal Explosives Company has completed arrangements for the manufacture of the greater portion of the explosives required by the mining industry. An enormous new factory is to be erected at Modderfontein at an approximate cost of £900,000, and it will be six times larger than any other explosive factory in the world. Although the bulk of the raw material will be imported as heretofore from Europe, the finished ingredients will be almost entirely manufactured on the spot. /2


Lindy Report 31 Oct 2005 11:04

/2 RHODESIAN JOTTINGS Mr. Harry Rogers lately returned to Bulawayo from the Tati Concessions. A young Canadian artilleryman named McKenzie, who had been seriously hurt by a fall from a horse, shot himself the other night at Bulawayo. The Bulawayo Memorial Hospital expenses average £1000 monthly. The average number of patients is 80. Eggs cost in October £100, and bread £260. Several of the murderers of white men have been captured in the Bulalema district, and the different Native Commissioners are on the tracks of several more. The white population of Melsetter is 400; Umtali, 350; Umtali Road, 250; Salisbury, 600; Victoria, 270; Enkeldoorn, 200; Alderson's Column, 700; other posts, 200, making a total of 3000 only, 700 of whom are military new comers. When the last mail to hand left Bulawayo (October 24), Captain Macfarlane was suffering from fever, and was obliged to lay up at the Hospital; whilst Lieutenant Frazer, of the 7th Hussars was rapidly mending, and Lieutenant Armstrong was convalescent. John Cumming Magurga, of Mancazane, Bedford, Cape Colony, has been appointed Tuli and Mandabele interpreter. Magurga, who is a Fingo, is well-known as a linguist, and speaks English, Dutch, the Colonial Kafir dialects, Sechuana, Zulu, and Mandebele. He was educated at Bedford, by the Rev. David Frazer. The Wesleyan Church at Bulawayo was lately the scene of a very enjoyable entertainment given by the members of the Wesley Institute. At eight o'clock one evening the visitors began to assemble, and very soon the building was crowded, though not uncomfortably so. The ladies were in great force, and quite put to flight the idea that nearly all had gone down country. Lord Rosmead has sanctioned the plan formulated by Mr. Sam Lewis, President of the Miners' and Prospectors' Association, Bulawayo, that prospectors should be given Government arms and ammunition, and in case of a further outbreak to place themselves under the authority of officers commanding forts in the various districts. The few remaining prospectors will each be armed forthwith with a Martini and one hundred rounds. A high wind lately played sad havoc with the more flimsy structures to be found in Bulawayo, and even did considerable damage to the solid buildings where they were in a particularly exposed situation. In the latter category was the Queen's Club pavilion, which was deprived of its roof. At the remount stables, one horse and three mules were killed by sheets of galvanized iron from the roof being hurled against them. One of General Carrington's mules was also injured. The stable boys very pluckily got all the animals outside, or many others would probably have been hurt. A correspondent of the Cape Times lately completed a journey of 100 miles through Rhodesia by way of Shiloh, Inyati, and Bembesi. He saw numerous natives on the verge of starvation. He also saw many warriors in small parties of twos and threes, armed with assegais, axes, and in splendid physical condition. He believes that these last are from the Mlumewani Hills, a stronghold lying between the Matoppo Range and Inseza Valley. He considers these men to be a distinct menace to the safety of prospectors, who should only work in the immediate neighbourhood of the forts until the police organization is complete. /3


Lindy Report 31 Oct 2005 11:06

/3 In Bulawayo, the first steps have been taken towards the formation of a club, to be called the Bulawayo Savage Club, on the lines of the Savage Club of London. The movement was initiated by Mr. Lowinger, who has been inspired by the success of the Owl Club of Cape Town, of which he was a most active member, to found a similar club in Rhodesia. The object of the club is to bring together local votaries of art in its broadest sense. 'Of course,' says a Bulaway paper, 'with the reduced population of Bulawayo, big things cannot be expected for some time, but the great thing is to get the club started on the right lines, and this there is every chance of doing with Mr. Lowinger at the helm.' Writing under date October 29 a Bulawayo correspondent says:--'Small parties of prospectors, each consisting of about four white men and a number of Cape boys and carriers, are already going out into the various districts, partly on account of the enormous high rate of living in town, partly because there is absolutely no work of any description for them to do. Stands keep up their value. Three together sold at last Saturday night's sale for £3100 (bare veld, no buildings); a suburban stand fetched £325, and another £600; while the Nurses' Home, which was sold to dissolve a partnership, and on which was erected a most ghastly-looking edifice, realized £1900. Ox-wagons, which cost when new £80 to £120, were being sold yesterday for £3, £5, £5 10s., the highest bid being £10 10s. The wood and wheels alone in most cases were worth more than that.' Copied from the ZA-IB Board


Mimsey Report 4 Jul 2008 00:35


Our Scottish ancestors went to the Republic of South Africa (RSA) NORA (Beatrice?) Erskine c.1880 Berwick on Tweed, Nth Eng. married Arthur Innes (he married 3 times - don't know if they had children or if family survived.) We would like to contact anyone who can help us find more information, as we have Canadian and Australian families who are interested and would love to know what became of that part of the clan. Thx,


JaneyCanuck Report 4 Jul 2008 01:36

Helen -- you need to start your own thread. Nobody will ever see your post here in a thread to which it is really completely unrelated.

Go to the Trying to Find board (click on the link on the left of the screen). Read a thread or three to get a feel for the board.

You might do best to put it directly on the Innis "board". Once you are at Trying to Find, put "Innis" in the "Filter by surname" box on the left. When you write your post be sure to put Innis in the subject line even though you see it in the surname line. It won't show up otherwise.

Make your subject line informative -- something like

Innis family, Scotland to SA (and an approx date?)

Once you have composed and submitted your post, be sure to proofread! Then click on "remove this filter" on the left side, and you will see where your post appears on the general Trying to Find board. You can always edit anything you want to change.

You won't likely have any immediate response, but your Innis query will be on record where it can be easily seen by anyone related who comes along later.

Good luck!