Fort Beaufort Advocate 1871 3 July - September

Saturday, July 1, 1871.

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
NOTICE.
Return of Licences issued by the Distributor of Stamps at Fort Beaufort during the month of June 1871: -
Retail Shop Licence, £1 10s, to expire 31st December, 1871.
J. H. JONES, D’Urban-street, Fort Beaufort.
Game Licence (half-year), 3s 9d.
G. C. KNIGHTLY, Fort Beaufort.
W. R. PIERS, Dis. Stamps.
Stamp Office,
Fort Beaufort, June 31, 1871.

LEE & CALLAGHAN’S SALE.
Important Sale of Farms near Adelaide.
The undersigned, duly authorised by Mr. Frederick du PLOOY, will offer for sale by Public Competition, on Tuesday, the 25th day of July, 1871, the most valuable Farms, namely –
First, the well-known farm “Haddon,” adjoining the thriving and interesting village of Adelaide, in extent about 1400 morgen. To expatiate in an advertisement on the merits of this farm, would be superfluous, - its celebrity as one of the best Stock Farms in the Eastern Province, is too well authenticated, and its important position geographically has made the farm familiar throughout the Colony.
Second – the Farm “Koonap’s Poort,” in extent about 1500 morgen, adjoining the above. For Pasturage, and the healthy nature of these Farms, they are unquestionable unrivalled – a fact which every farmer in the neighbourhood of Adelaide will honestly and readily support.
Terms of Credit will be Liberal.
Particulars generally can be ascertained on application to Mr. Charles CALLAGHAN.
The Sale will take place at Adelaide, in front of the office of Mr. CALLAGHAN, at 12 o’clock noon, precisely.
LEE & CALLAGHAN Auctioneers.
Adelaide, June 28, 1871.

FEDERATION.
We think our readers will agree with us that the sooner we discuss the details of this change the better, as valuable suggestions may be made by many of our readers both as to the general plan and the details.
As to the general features. The division of the Colony into four provinces has been suggested, viz: -
WESTERN, comprising districts of Cape, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Calvinia, Clanwilliam, Malmesbury, Namaqualand, Paarl, Piquetberg, Riversdale, Robertson, Somerset West, Swellendam, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, and Worcester.
MIDLAND, comprising Graaff-Reinet, Beaufort West, George, Fraserburg, Hopetown, Humansdorp, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Murraysburg, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert, Richmond, and Victoria West.
EASTERN, comprising Albany, Alexandria, Bathurst, Bedford, Colesberg, Cradock, Middelburg, Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage.
FRONTIER, comprising Albert, Aliwal North, East London, Fort Beaufort, King Williamstown, Peddie, Queenstown, Stockenstrom, and Victoria East.

MISCELLANEOUS.

INSOLVENT MEETING. – The second meeting in the Insolvent Estate of John AYTON (Deceased) will be held to-day.

THE KATBERG and Winterberg mountains were covered with snow this week. The weather here has been very cold. A slight rain, set in on Monday and continued at intervals until Wednesday.

BURGLARY. – During the absence of Mr. E. P. SOLOMON on his wedding tour, his house was entered, and sundry articles of linen stolen. No clue has yet been obtained as to the perpetrators.

MR. WARNER has been returned for Queenstown. He left by passenger cart on Wednesday morning to take his seat; but on account of illness he was unable to continue his journey beyond the Katberg.

SIR HENRY BARKLY is, we believe endeavouring to procure photographs of the various specimens of humanity by which South Africa is inhabited. They are for Mr. DARWIN, the renowned naturalist.

AN EVENING PARTY was held in the Masonic Lodge on Wednesday, at which nearly all the inhabitants, as well as several from the country, were present. Dancing was kept up until nearly 4 o’clock on Thursday. A very pleasant evening was spent; all seeming to enjoy themselves thoroughly.

DIAMOND FIELDS.
From the Diamond News.
LUCKY FIND. – A diamond of fifteen carats was picked up on Thursday last, between Klip Drift and Gong-Gong, by one of a party of the Border Police whilst out after their horses. The stone was an inferior one.

NINETY-CARATS! – It appears that a Dutch-man, whose name we have not yet learnt, was fortunate enough to unearth a diamond of nine carats at Du Toit’s Pan on Wednesday last. The lucky finder left the Camp the same day. We have, as yet, no description of the stone.

FINDS FOR THE WEEK. – Our gazette this day contains the most magnificent list of finds that has ever appeared in print. Yet we are conscious that they form only a small portion of those actually found. Pniel it will be seen, has done well this week.

THE POLITICAL HORIZON at Du Toit’s Pan and adjoining Camps is, we regret to say, far from clear. Indeed, if we mistake not, there is a considerable amount of trouble brewing in those Camps. The proprietors are now at loggerheads with the Government, and the diggers are dissatisfied with the action of both. A notice published in this paper, last week, by the proprietors of Bultfontein and Alexandersfontein stated that in consequence of the Government, by the Landdrost of Pniel, having taken an authorised charge of all licence monies, they were unable to carry out the sanitary measures promised by them. We understand they put the affair into the hands of a solicitor, and have entered an action against the Government for the course pursued by the latter.

DROWNED. – A poor fellow named Thomas WINTER, late of Port Elizabeth, was found drowned in the Vaal at Gong-Gong on Sunday last. Information being conveyed to Mr. JACKSON he at once proceeded to the spot, accompanied by Dr. HALL, who made a post mortem examination, the result of which went to show that the deceased committed suicide while in a state of temporary insanity.

NEW. RUSHES. – A new rush has taken place at Bultfontein, to a spot between that Camp and De Beer’s. The place is in fact a continuation of the last named picturesque Camp, but us on Bultfontein veldt. From the Moonlight – or Delport’s Hope, as the diggers there appear to prefer to call it – numbers are moving off to a spot some two hours further down the river, - with what prospect of success we are as yet unable to say.

FINDS.

Those marked with an asterisk decline having their names published.

PNIEL.

MILLS

1d

20½c

Spes Bona Co,

1d

12¼c

Do

1d

3c

Do

1d

2c

Von KRAUT & Co,

3d

 

Zingari Co

1d

3½c

Do

5d

 

Van der BYL

1d

1½c

Do

2d

1c

DU TOIT’S PAN.

*

1d

90c

*

1d

59c

LAWLER

1d

29½c

RING

1d

7¼c

Do

1d

3c

Van HEES & Co,

1d

8⅞c

Do

2d

2c

ROLTMAN

1d

6c

Two Tailors

1d

64c

CROFTS

1d

3c

KIRSTEN

1d

10c

MILLER

1d

1c

BOER

1d

14½c

Do

1d

3c

DEMET

1d

32c

TROLL

3d

7c

MULL

1d

 
 

3d

 

BOER

1d

5c

Du TOIT

1d

20c

De ROEP

1d

15c

BOER

1d

4c

LIMEND

1d

4c

WOEST

2d

7c

LHAT

1d

1c

OGILVIE

1d

9c

FOTHERINGHAM

1d

2c

CROFT

1d

29c

THOMAS

2d

9c

WILSON

1d

1c

BOER

1d

14c

Von KRAUT &Co

5d

 

Diamond News

1d

3¼c

SMITH & Boys

1d

¾c

Do

1d

1c

Jos. THACKWRAY

1d

16¾c

Jas. THACKWRAY

1d

11¾c

Do

1d

1¾c

De KOCK

1d

15c

TUNNIESCLIFFE

1d

21c

*

1d

5c

MERER

1d

20c

NEMO

1d

33c

Dutchman

1d

15c

Englishman

1d

16c

BROWN

1d

10c

Poor Man

1d

13c

Do

1d

3c

De KOEF

1d

14c

BOSMAN

1d

5c

*

1d

3c

Capt FINLASON’s party

19d

20c

TROLLIP & Co

2d

5c

Do

2d

3c

Do

1d

11c

Do

1d

5c

Do

2d

2c

THACKWRAY

8d

6c

WATSON

5d

4c

Tarry’s party

4d

3c

Thos. EVANS

1d

2c

John REGELE

2d

1c

DE BEER’S.

Geo TROLLIP

1d

20c

Merry Party

6d

11c

Do

Ten

40c

Do

Five

5c

Do

One

13c

Do

One

1c

Do

Four

6c

MILDENHALL

One

14c

Do

One

1c

G. TROLLIP

One

21c

A. TROLLIP

Two

2c

Dutchman

One

14½c

CONALL

One

23c

LAWLER

One

29c

KNIGHT

One

10c

NEMO

One

10c

SAIJMAN

One

45c

BRADFIELD

Two

1c

ALEXANDERSFONTEIN.

D. and P. 7 diamonds

BULTFONTEIN.

VILJOEN one diamond 15½ carats.

MOONLIGHT.

E. MCMASTER one 1c

Do one 2c

Do one 6½ carats.

SIVONELL.

WHITE one diamond 47 carats.

ROBINSON’S and LIVERSAGE’S.

NEWMAN

One

1½c

Do

One

1c

READ

One

1c

Do

 

1¾c

Do

One

5½c

Do

One

1½c

D. MUIR

One

7¼c

Capt. HARFORD

One

1c

BAYLEY

One

17½c

Do

One

2¼c

Do

One

1c

CASSELL

One

2¾c

Do

One

2½c

Do

One

2c

STEADY

6d

 

TINLEY

One

 

BELL

One

 

BROOK

One

 

THACKWRAY

One

 

CODGER

One

2½c

RICHARD

Two

 

PROBART

One

 

WALL

One

2¼c

PETERS

One

5c

Do

One

¼c

ROCK

One

3½c

Do

One

1c

Do

One

6½c

J MAIN & Co

Two

 

TURTON

One

 

MARSHALL

Two

 

MIDDLEBROOK

One

 

STONEWELL

One

5½c

CRAIKSHANK & BENSON

One

8½c

Do

One

2½c

THRASH

One

6c

CALDECOTT &SHAW

One

1½c

Do

One

7c

Do

One

3¼c

JOHNSON

One

 

FAVILL

One

1c

*

One

5½c

*

One

3c

*

Two

2c

*

Two

3½c

Wall

One

3½c

CROCKER

One

1½c

Do

One

7c

SLUGTHOLM & WILSON

One

2½c

PENNY & LUXMORE

One

 

MURREE

One

5½c

Do

One

2½c

*

One

8¼c

*

One

3½c

E. P. CORBETT

One

3c

*

One

3¾c

*

One

2⅛c

SPENCE’S.

BEARD, ALLISTON & Co.

One

37¾c

Do

One

21½c

Do

One

5c

Do

One

2½c

Do

One

1c

SMITH

Two

 

LANE

One

1c

WARA

One

1c

BUCKLE

One

2c

FISHER

One

2¼c

PENAAR

One

3c

Do

One

1½c

NIEKERK

One

½c

KLEINHANS

One

4c

NIEKERK

One

3c

NORDEA

One

2¼c

J. van der MERWE

One

½c

MARKGRAFF

One

4c

BOTHA

One

7c

EASTWOOD

One

2¼c

Do

One

1c

DANIELS

One

10¾c

Do

One

31c

Do

One

2½c

BANNISTER

One

3c

HAYBITTLE

One

2c

ODENDAL

One

2c

FAUL

One

1½c

Do

One

2c

Do

One

1½c

WESSELS

One

3c

KLEINHANS

One

2c

CHAPMAN

One

1½c

Van der MERWE

One

4c

Verulam Diamond Co.

One

3⅞c

JACOBS

One

1c

KLEINHANS

One

1c

Van DYKE

One

2¼c

KLEINHANS

One

1c

KEMPER

One

1¼c

STRUIS

One

1½c

CROWLEY

One

½c

P JACOBS

Two

2c

TALBOT

One

2c

FAUL

One

1c

NORDEA

One

1c

C. ACKERMAN

One

1¾c

NORDEA

One

1½c

BUCHANAN

One

7⅛c

STRAUSS

One

4c

Do

One

2½c

VOSLOO

One

2½c

PROUDFOOT

One

3c

THERON

One

1c

W. van der MERWE

Two

2¼c

Do

One

5c

CENTLIVRES

One

13¾c

MIDDLETON

One

5c

MEARS

One

8½c

Natal Co

One

3½c

*

One

1c

GARBAT

One

3

R. SMITH

2 Diamonds.

 

* One month’s finds.

HEBRON.

Oriental Co

One

3¼c

SMART

One

3¾c

WOOD’s Company

One

7½c

CRAUSE

One

3c

BURGERS

One

9⅛c

Do

One

1¾c

Antonie BOETES

One

6½c

W. MAYER

One

1c

OCHSE’s Co

One

2¼c

YOUNG Natal Co.

One

1c

WIRNEFORD Co

One

1½c

Do

One

1c

RICKETTS

One

3⅜c

Geo BAKER

One

1c

Do

One

2⅛c

Do

One

2½c

J. B. CLOETE

One

1¼c

SMITHER & Co

One

1¼c

EVANS

One

3½c

SIMS & PITHEY

One

5c

De SMIDT

One

1c

Hope-ever Co

One

19¼c

T. F. MOSS Co.

One

29¼c

WOLVERHANS

One

4¼c

SAMPSON Co

One

8⅛c

HILDER

One

3¾c

BERRANGE

One

5¼c

G. SMART

One

3¼c

Do

One

1⅛c

J. du PLOOY

One

1¼c

Mrs. BARKLY

One

3¾c

Du PLESSIS

One

7½c

POSTSCRIPT.

CAPT. RORKE’s speech on the Responsible Government question, will appear in our next.

OUR EXCHANGES. – The Eastern Star, Graaff-Reinet Herald, Advertiser, Colesberg Herald, and Diamond Field, did not come to hand this week.

IT IS SAID that Dr. LEONARD, a Dublin priest, will be the new Roman Catholic Priest of Cape Town.

ODDFELLOWS. – LOYAL EASTERN STAR LODGE, FORT BEAUFORT. – At the half-yearly election of officers held on Wednesday, 28th June, 1871, the following are the elective officers for the ensuing term: -
Bro. A. G. BULGIN, G.M.
Bro. G. ROWLAND, N.G.
Bro. M. MEADE, V.G.
P.G.M. Bro. J. H. HENRY, Secretary.
Minor offices: -
P.G.M. Bro. J. W. DALTON, R.S.N.G.
Bro. J. FARRELL, L.S.N.G.
Bro. A. CLARKE, R.S.V.G.
Bro. W. HENRY L.S.V.G.
Bro. R. A. MILLER, Warden
Bro. H. E. MCTAGGART L Master
Bro. S.S. MILLS, Conductor
Bro. S. BAKER L.G.
Bro. BRADSHAW, O.G.
Bro J. JONES, A.S.

CAPT. CHAPMAN has come to the colony armed with a power of attorney signed by all the Consignees of cargo demanding the restoration of the cargo of the Queen of the Thames. They contend that the Captain had no right to sell the cargo, whatever right he had to sell the ship. The case is already in the hands of the lawyers, and the defendants are confident that their case cannot be upset.

PERIODICAL COURT AT ADELAIDE. – Captain RORKE moved: - That His Excellency the Governor be requested, by respectful address, to cause to be laid on the table of this House, a petition from certain inhabitants of Adelaide, in the division of Fort Beaufort, praying for the establishment of a Periodical Court at that place. Mr. QUIN seconded, and the motion was agreed to.

NOTICE.
The Adelaide Aided Public School has been re-opened under Mr. A. S. DUDLEY.
E. J. SMITHERS,
Hon. Sec.

BIRTH, at Katberg on Saturday 17th June, 1871, the Wife of Mr. John BYERS, of a Daughter.

Saturday, July 8, 1871.

MISCELLANEOUS.

MR. WARNER. – This gentleman, we are sorry to say, has been seriously indisposed. As mentioned in our last, he only managed to reach Balfour, where he remained. So critical was his case considered by Dr. MULCAHY, District Surgeon of Stockenstrom, that two other doctors were sent for to consult with him. By latest advices we hear that there is a visible improvement. Mr. WARNER has given up all intention of attempting to take his seat during the present session, and intends, as soon as convalescent, to return home.

INQUIRY. – Inquiry having been made for one George Johnston ROBERTSON, a native of Dumfries, in Scotland, it is requested that any information concerning him may be communicated to the Colonial Office. George Johnston ROBERTSON is stated to have proceeded to the Diamond Fields in the early part of the present year, to have been taken ill there and is supposed to have died in that locality.

ICE. – Mr. M. H. WILHELM, chemist and druggist, has lately imported, at much expense, an ice-making machine, which has been erected on his premises by Mr. C. D. PECK. He is now preparing blocks of solid ice for the summer months, and is now open for orders. We trust his enterprise will be liberally rewarded. – Telegraph.

FATAL ACCIDENT HOWISON’S POORT. – We have again the painful duty of recording loss of life through thoughtlessness and negligence. In the afternoon of yesterday a wagon load of wool was passing the Poort on its way to Uitenhage via Sidbury without a leader. The oxen, not being under sufficient control, went along, either on the road or beyond the road, as it pleased them, and when they arrived at the drift near Mr. SCHOBELL’s blacksmith’s shop, they turned in the wrong direction, and the wagon was upset. Joseph, age 15, son of Mr. Joseph DICKS, baker, of this town, and a cousin of his, named Ambrose DANIELS, were on the top of the wool at the time. The wagon fell into a sluit, three feet deep. Unfortunately young DICKS experienced the full force of the collision, and the buck of the wagon descending on his head, completed the work of destruction. He was extricated from his position long after life was extinct. Mr. W. WEBB, field cornet, was as quickly on the spot as possible, and attended to the last mournful observances. DANIELS escaped injury. – Journal.

ADDRESS TO L.H. MEURANT, ESQ.
As soon as the business of the Court was over on Thursday, Mr. STANTON said he had an address to present. The Court room was almost deserted, the only persons present being Messrs. MEURANT, STANTON, MCGILLEWIE, and out reporter. Mr. STANTON addressing Mr. MEURANT said: I rise with great pleasure for the purpose of presenting an address to you. It has been observed that a hole and corner document has been got up for your removal, and sent down to the Governor. The object of this is to damage you in the eyes of the public. I am the oldest agent practising in the Court, and I may say that during the whole time you have been here you have given great satisfaction. I now have great pleasure in reading the address, which is as follows: -
To L. H. MEURANT, Esq., C.C. & R.M.
SIR. – Having observed in the papers a paragraph to the effect that the most influential people of Fort Beaufort had forwarded a petition to His Excellency the Governor for your removal from this place, we, the undersigned, beg to assure you of our entire ignorance of any such document, as well as our disapproval of such conduct.
Mr. MCGILLEWIE: I may state with pleasure that there are many respectable names to the address. The matter was made public, in fact a notice was put on the market board this morning. I am incapable of flattery, and so are all those who signed the address; therefore, the sentiments expressed may be taken as sincere. The getting up of a petition was a great mistake. I have endeavoured to find out who got it up, but did not succeed. Under your present family inflictions more consideration should have been shown. To say the least, it was not only bad taste, but positive cruelty.
Mr. MEURANT in reply said: - Messrs. STANTON and MCGILLWIE, I thank you for the address. When called upon by the Government, I shall be most happy to give an explanation of my conduct. I have now been here for seven years, and during that time my judgements have been given conscientiously. When even the Judges differ in interpreting the law, I think Magistrates may be excused for not giving judgements which are approved of. I hope to always act without fear, favor, or prejudice. I mean to cast no reflections on these who differ with me, but I am sorry at the way which those differences are expressed.
After out reporter left the Court House, we were informed than an address was also presented from the Winterberg by Mr. STANTON.

FIRE! FIRE!! FIRE!!!
At one o’clock yesterday morning the cry of Fire! Was sounded through the square, and those who heard it jumped up to ascertain the locality in which the fire was. One look towards the grove was sufficient to show that the building belonging to the Imperial Government, and known as the Commandant’s quarters, were in a blaze. On arrival at the scene it was found that the flames were raging in a part of the outbuildings formerly used as a hen house. To all appearances the roof, which was of thatch, had only recently caught fire. There was no chance whatever of saving that part, and those who were present, could only look on. By degree the fire extended along both ridges of the thatched roof. The verandah in front of the rooms formerly used as a post office, began to burn, and the wood-work of the house itself, which was covered with zinc, caught alight in consequence of a small window in the gable being open. It was now evident that unless something were done speedily, the whole block would be consumed. Ladders were got, and water was thrown on the burning pile with some chance of success. The door of the zinc roofed building was smashed in, and the fire that was beginning to extend inside was mastered. That part being placed out of danger, attention was turned to prevent the conflagration extending along the thatched roof towards the main building. A few willing hands bared the rafter of the thatch, and kept down the fire until a saw was obtained, when the rafters were cut through, thereby preventing the progress of the flames in that direction. The stable adjoining the hen house was by this time completely enveloped in flames.
And within half an hour after the walls fell in. All danger was now at an end. From enquiries made we were told that all the doors were fastened, and the only opening in the part where the fire commenced was that made for the egress and ingress of fowls. There is no doubt but that the hand of an incendiary was the cause of the fire, but whether intentional or not it is difficult to say. The premises are not insured. We have heard that the two fire engines, together with 285 fire buckets are now in store, and that positive orders were issued that that they were not to be used in case of fire. If such be the case, we must congratulate the authorities in being so fortunate as to be the first to need the use of their own fire engines which have been packed away. Were it not for the exertions of Messrs. DALTON, YOUNG, JUBBER, and a few others, the whole block of military buildings would have been destroyed. The least that the authorities could do under the circumstance would be a recognition of these services, which saved them a least three or four hundred pounds.

MR. MEURANT’S REMOVAL.
In the Journal of the 3rd inst. two correspondents under the signatures of “Time works wonders” and “Fair Play” have tried to make it appear that, in taking over from the Watchman the paragraphs of Mr. MEURANT’s removal, we were influenced by a feeling the reverse of kind towards Mr. MEURANT. How such a conclusion has been arrived at we fail to see. It was not out duty to contradict the Watchman unless we had proof that the paragraph in question was false. No direct communication was made to us that a petition had been forwarded by the influential inhabitants of this place for Mr. MEURANT’s removal: and in taking over form the Watchman a paragraph which the editor of that paper said he had heard on good authority, we did no more than is usual. The only intimation on the subject that we received, was, not that the paragraph was false, but that we would be “pitched into” if we took over the report from the Watchman. Had the party, who was kind enough to try and intimidate us, or the source whence he came, only proved that there was no foundation for such a report, we should have had great pleasure in stating so. If we were possessed of any animus against the Civil Commissioner, the occasion referred to afforded us opportunities for fully showing it. Our silence on the matter is more than merely indicative that we are endeavouring to act impartially. If at any time the magistrate by his conduct has laid himself open to censure and comment, and we, as public journalists, deemed it necessary to give a right view of the case, even though it may be adverse to the magistrate himself, it must not be said that we bear an ill feeling. We endeavour to do our duty without fear, favour, or prejudice, and shall always continue to do so.

POSTSCRIPT.

THE GAZETTE, learns upon reliable authority that it is extremely probable that Captain MILLS, of the Colonial Office, so long and favourable known in Kaffraria, will accept the appointment of Civil Commissioner and Resident Magistrate of this important division, as successor of Mr. GRIFFITH.

BURGLARY. – While Mr. Thomas QUIN was out for a drive on Wednesday afternoon, some scamp managed to effect an entrance into his dwelling. The thief apparently knew where to look for the money. He broke a pane of glass in the bedroom window, undid the fastening, and went to the drawer of the washstand in which was a small box containing loose change to the value of about 25s. The foot-prints were visible on the carpet in consequence of the thief having rubbed the soles of his feet against the white washed wall outside. Suspicion is fixed on a native who has occasionally received money from Mrs. QUIN, and know from where it was taken. Nothing else was touched, although in the wardrobe there was gold to a considerable amount.

THE WATCHMAN, a Wesleyan paper, in England, has information that the Baboo Keshub CHUNDER Sen., has been baptized by a Wesleyan Missionary, and has become a local preacher in connection with that community.

DIAMOND FIELDS. – We have received no post this week from this part. Neither the K.W. Town nor Queenstown publish any news, so we suppose they are no better off.

NARRROW ESCAPE. – Mr. R. WARD’s child had a narrow escape from being killed on Thursday. Several children were playing in the street, when a horse came racing up, jumping over the group, and knocking Mr. WARD’s boy over. Fortunately no injury was sustained.

ZETLAND LODGE. – Officers for ensuing year: -
Bro. DUDLEY, I.P.M.
Bro. WARD, W.M.
Bro. RICHARDS, S.D.
Bro. SOLOMON, J.W.
Bro. KNIGHTLEY, S.D.
Bro. ROWLAND, J.D.
Bro. SAVORY, Secy.
Bro. MCKAY, Treas.
Bro. JACKSON, J.G.

FORT BEAUFORT DIVISIONAL COUNCIL.
In terms of the 28th Section of Act No. 2 of 1860, notice is hereby given that the Divisional Council of Fort Beaufort will, at a Meeting to be holden in the B.B. Society’s Hall on Tuesday, the 10th October next, consider and decide upon the application of William AYLIFF, Esq., to have the Crown Land hereinafter described attached to his farm “Winterhoek,” which it adjoins, viz.:
A piece of Ground, measuring 65 morgen and 345 square roods, situated in the division of Fort Beaufort, and in the Fieldcornetcy of Winterberg, bounded on the North by Lot No. 2 (called Benholme) of surveyed Crown Land, South-East by Winterhoek, and on the West by Winterberg Spruits.
By order of the Council,
C.T. HAGELTHORNE,
Secretary.
Divisional Council Office,
Fort Beaufort,
26th May, 1871.

Saturday, July 15, 1871.

SEWING MACHINES
Just Received.
Price 55s each.
At HOWSE, REYNOLDS &Co.
London House.

MISCELLANEOUS.

We are informed that Mr. Richard P. SOLOMON, third son of Rev. E. SOLOMON, Bedford, has passed the 1st class in Literature and Science before the Board of Examiners last month, and has also obtained the bursary of £100 per annum, tenable for 3 years. We believe Mr SOLOMON intends proceeding to England next month, to prosecute his studies at Cambridge University.

ODDFELLOWSHIP. – The members of the “Eastern Star Lodge” have this week celebrated their second anniversary. On Wednesday they went through the ceremony of removal to the new lodge in the upper story of Mr. RUSHBY’s building. The procession, headed by the splendid banner of the order, started from the room hitherto used as a lodge, and after marching down D’Urban-street and up Campbell-street, entered the new lodge. In the evening a ball was given by the members. Numerous invitations were issued and although all those invited could not be present on account of the unfavourable state of the weather, still the large room of the Benefit Society was crowded. Dancing was kept up until the small hours of the following morning. On Thursday evening a children’s party was give, at which most of the juvenile portion of the community were present.

A CLEVER ROGUE. – An educated native has been detected in the practice of filling up printed certificates of citizenship and selling them at five shillings apiece.

DIAMONDS. – During the quarter ending June 30, £9,270 worth of diamonds were shipped from Port Elizabeth.
NEW PAPER. – The Chronicle states that a new paper will shortly be started at Port Elizabeth on the place of the Cape Mercantile Advertiser.

OBITUARY. – We regret to learn that the Cape Chronicle, a well conducted Cape Town weekly, has ceased to exist, after a lingering run of twelve months. The editor imputes its collapse to the fact that the payment of subscriptions in advance was not insisted upon, and as we have no desire to follow in the mournful wake of the Chronicle, beg subscribers in arrear to pay up as promptly as convenient.

THE LATE MR. WARNER.
Communicated.
The death of Mr. J. C. WARNER, just recently elected M.L.A for Queenstown, has no doubt ere this been communicated far and wide. It has cast a gloom over the community wherein he resided; it is a loss that will be felt by that district in particular, and by the whole colony in general. He was a man of high standing and influence, sound judgement and sterling worth.
Mr. WARNER arrived at Mr. James GREEN’s, Balfour, per passenger cart, on Wednesday, the 28th ultimo, on his way to Capetown, where the disease, which has terminated so fatally, compelled him to remain.
Providence, no doubt, designated it to be so, that he should remain at a house where he would receive the kindest treatment, and where everything would be done to afford comfort or alleviate suffering. He often expressed this during his illness, as he and Mr. GREEN were old acquaintances. Although at first no great alarm was felt, still it was deemed advisable to obtain medical aid. Dr. MALCAHY, D.S. of Stockenstrom, attended him first. Afterwards the assistance of Dr. ALLEN, of Fort Beaufort, was called in too. These two remained a day and a night with him. Slight hopes were then entertained that the disease had been checked; but alas, the next day all hopes were blighted, and it was then manifest that the disease had baffled the efforts of doctors and friends, and that death had slowly but surely commenced its work. His son, Mr. E. WARNER, came down by passenger cart, and was with his father through the severest part of his illness to the end. A few days before his death Mrs WARNER arrived at Balfour, and also Dr. KRANTZ, from Queenstown, but the skill of doctors could not help him. And on Saturday afternoon at 3.30., the good man died; he breathed his last and entered into rest. There is at least the satisfaction to know that his nearest and dearest relations were present to see the last. On the following Monday, at 11 o’clock, a.m. the funeral took place.
A good many, both of the white and colored population of the district, attended
To show their respect to the departed and their sympathy with the bereaved family. The body was taken to the church, where the burial service was read by the Rev. P. SMAILES, who made a few appropriate and impressive remarks, showing that if a man were not fit to die that he was not fit to live, and also alluded to the consistent pious life and peaceful triumphant death of the deceased. The Rev. Mr. Thomson then gave an earnest solemn address in Dutch, showing the uncertainty of all our worldly plans and undertakings the brevity and uncertainty of life, and the necessity to be prepared for life. The body was then conveyed to the burial ground. We noticed as pall bearers Capt. GRANT, Messrs. J. P. BARNARD, F.C. J. LAING, J.P., SCHREINER, James GREEN, sen., James GREEN jun. About 150 persons followed to the grave. Much sympathy and feeling were shown by those present for the afflicted family.
It may here be mentioned that the Rev. Mr. THOMSON, of Balfour, with his usual kindness and benevolence, from the time the late Mr. WARNER came here to the moment of his death, was indefatigable in his efforts to administer or advise anything that would in any way alleviate suffering. Rev. Mr. SMAILES was also very kind, and remained some time at Balfour, trying to do everything in his power to benefit the deceased.
God moves in mysterious way
His Wonders to perform.
[Transcriber’s Notes – The link to Mr. WARNER’s death notice on Family Search]

DIAMOND FIELD.
From the Diamond News.
DU TOIT’S PAN. – Latest Intelligence. –
The rain has quite filled the dam and Pan. Camp saturated with water. A new-born baby was picked up close to the dam, a few days ago, by a young bachelor. The place is evidently becoming civilised!

FINDS.

PNIEL.

TOWERT

1d

17½c

Marshall

1d

14c

Le CLUS and WOOD

1d

37¼c

J. SPARKS

1d

7½c

CRESPIN

1d

1¼c

DU TOIT’S PAN.

SCHOLTZ Bros.

1d

 

LIEBENBERG

2d

5c

HENDERSON

1d

56c

*

1d

24c

Jubilee

1d

23c

A. M. TATE & Son

1d

6½c

Do

2d

2¼c

KRITZINGER

One

12¼c

Du RANDT

6d

8c

D & P

One

11c

CROFT

One

7c

COENRADIE

One

31

RORICH

Two

2c

Van der BERG

One

2¼c

STUBBS

One

13c

RAUBENHEIMER

One

12c

H. de JONGH

Two

4c

*

One

40c

TOLOMAN

One

9c

REID & TUCK

One

12c

   

BULTFONTEIN.

DONOGHNE Bros

21d

22c

J. L. DEVINE

One

2¼c

N. PLESSIS

One

7c

RYLANDS

One

10c

*

One

12c

DE BEER’S.

GRAY

One

17c

Major BEHEE

One

3c

Sam TAR

One

8c

Do

One

1c

KING

One

22c

ROTHMAN

One

9⅜c

W. JAMES

Two diamonds.

 

POSTSCRIPT.

ACCIDENT. – Mr. J. C. ENGELBRECHT, of Tambookies Fontein, met with an accident at Adelaide on Sunday, the 2nd inst. Whilst inspanning his wagon for the purpose of returning home after Divine service, one of the oxen made a furious attack on him. He received a severe wound in the stomach, and in falling to the ground broke his arm above the wrist. Mr. MATTHEWS was soon called to render professional assistance, and Mr. ENGELBRECHT is now recovering as favorably as can be expected.

MR. W. A. NEL, of Elandsfontein, the enterprising angora goat farmer, near Adelaide, sustained a severe loss by the death of 93 of his best angora ewes. It appears that he instructed his herd in charge of one of the outstations, to shelter the goats in case of rain in an unoccupied house on the farm. With the last heavy rain the herd fulfilled his masters instructions, but neglected to open the windows of the house in which the goats were kept for the night. The wet state of the goats and the want of ventilation, resulted in the above loss, which Mr. NEL values between £400 and £500. Most of the ewes were in lamb by imported stock.

THE REASON, we understand, why Mr. QUIN’s name did not figure in the division list on the motion for the reading of the Constitution Bill “this day six months,” was because of the indisposition of that gentleman, who left the House at six o’clock; and not believing it likely that a division would be arrived at that evening, retired suffering from the same symptoms that prostrated several members lately. The hon gentleman was unable, from the same cause, to attend in his seat on the succeeding day. He has assured us, that bad as he was, he would have attended had timely notice been given to him, and recorded his vote in favour of the motion for “this day six months” The second reading of the Bill, therefore, was literally carried by only six votes, instead of seven as shown in the list. – Standard and Mail.

‘ADVOCATE’ TELEGRAM.
Advocate Office,
July 13, 1871.
ARRIVED last evening steamer Beethoven, 7th June from Dartmouth.
Passengers for Algoa Bay: -
Mr. T. L. CUCHES,
Mr. and Mrs. BROOKS,
Mr. JONES,
Mr. AYLIFF,
Mr. and Mrs. FORDRED and family,
Mr. HANELION,
Mr. and Mrs. STORER,
Mr. and Mrs. HENROOD,
Misses HENROOD,
Mr. HENROOD,
Mr. J. BAIDLEY.

THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS have been made: -
M. LAMBRECHT, as Minister of the Interior,
M. le FRANE, as Minister of Agriculture,
General EASSIE, as Minister of War,
M. LEONSIE, Prefect of the Seine; and
General LEFLO as Ambassador to St. Petersburg.

THE ARCHBISHOP of Paris was put to death by the Commune.

Saturday, July 22, 1871.

IN THE INSOLVENT ESTATE OF C. J. JEANES
The undersigned duly instructed, will sell by Public Auction, on Tuesday, August 1st, the whole of the effects in the above Estate, consisting of –
Household Furniture, Crockery, Canteen Furniture, Casks, Counter, Shop Fixtures, Saddles, &c.
Also – A wooden House suitable for the Diamond Fields.
COTTERELL & QUIN, Auctioneers.

MISCELLANEOUS.

HOUSE TAX. – Parties when paying this tax would save themselves and the officials a deal of bother if they produced the last receipts. We are informed that a deal of unnecessary work is entailed by the clerk hunting up the books.

HIS EXCELLENCY the Governor has been pleased to appoint Richard Forrester RORKE, Esq., to be Justice of the Peace for the District of Fort Beaufort, during pleasure.

THE MERCHANTS’ BALL given in the Commercial Exchange, Cape Town, last week, was a great success. Over 700 invitations were issued, and nearly all were present, including Sir HENRY and Lady BARKLY and suite.

THE EUPHORBIA. – At Natal a patent is being applied for a mode of applying the juice of one of the commonest wild plants, found also abundant, in this colony, the euphorbia to the purpose of protecting the bottom of ships from barnacles. Mr. ROLL, the discover, has had iron immersed for several months in the sea after being coated with the euphorbia juice, and it has remained quite free from the parasite, while pieces alongside unprotected have been covered.

MAIN ROADS. – The Governor desires to inform the hon, the House of Assembly that, as the main northern road at the Katberg is now undergoing extensive repair, and as the whole line is not so complete as to admit of its being transferred to the Divisional Council, it appears desirable to continue, for another year at least, the Act No. 32 of 1868, with an extension of its provisions to that portion of the road between Poplar Grove and the summit of Penhoek. And he, therefore, submits, for the consideration of the Honorable the House of Assembly a Bill,” To provide for the maintenance of the great northern road, extending from Blinkwater in the Division of Stockenstrom, to the summit of Penhoek in the division of Queenstown.”

DIAMOND FIELDS.
From the Diamond News.
SEVERAL large diamonds have been found.
PRESIDENT BRAND has gone to visit Du Toit’s Pan.
NINE more diamonds have been found at Christians, Transvaal.

A 42 CARAT DIAMOND – or rather a piece of diamond weighing 42 carats – has been found at Hebron; it is only the corner of a stone supposed to weigh 200 carats.
ANOTHER 18 CARAT DIAMOND. – Mr. James STRONG received notice from the Captain of his party (Moonlight Rush) yesterday afternoon, that he had found another 18 carat diamond, and that it was valued at £1,000.

THE BONES. – A Mr. van NIEKERK went to the Diamond Fields, we are told, and after several months unsuccessful labour got a Kafir to ascertain by “throwing the dolus,” whether he shall find any diamonds. The Kafir through his bones, and read from them that NIEKERK would not find any, but that his son would. The son was sent for, and immediately on his arrival is alleged to have found a large diamond.

FINDS.

DAVIS

1d

3¼c

Do

1d

2½c

Do

1d

2½c

Do

1d

1½c

MORRIS

1d

3c

Do

1d

2½c

Do

5d

9¾c

DU TOIT’S PAN. –

KEMPER & Co.,

10d

40c

MEINTJES and COMBRINK

4d

2½c

J. KARLE

1d

4¾c

HEITJIES

1d

15c

CONRADIE

1d

9½c

Do

1d

11c

A. MULDER

1d

10½c

B. WILSON

1d

1c

TAIT

2d

5c

CARSTON

1d

2c

Capt. FINLAYSON’s party

6d

 

V.

1d

3c

M. du PREEZ

2d

6c

REITZ and Co.

1d

1c

S. MEYER

1d

3c

Do

10d

 

PIRGIE

1d

10c

P. CONRADIE,

1d

2c

W. COOK

1d

1c

PALMER

1d

23c

BABE & Co.,

4d

3c

BAHLE CAMPBELL & Co.,

3d

1½c

ZIELGE

1d

2c

GOUS

1d

3c

VALK and BRINK

1d

5c

Do

2d

1c

D. PALMER

1d

23c

Do

1d

1c.

DE BEER’S. -

ADAMS

1d

21c

Do

1d

9c

Do

5d

11c

TROLLIP

1d

10c

G. G. REID

1d

50c

BULTFONTEIN. –

THACKWRAY

1d

1c

MATTISON

1d

 

CHURLY and DAWAN

8d

5c

Van der MERWE

1d

4c

Du TOIT

1d

3c

*

1d

33c

N. du TOIT

1d

13c

*

1d

22c

DONAGHUE Bros.

8d

8c

Diamond News

2d

2c

MOONLIGHT. –

J. HONEY and T CRADOCK

2d

5c

A and J BANTJES

4d

6c

J. STRONG’s party

1d

18c

J. Honey and W T TONKINS

2d

3¼c

D. & J. HONEY

3d

5c.

WINTER’S RUSH. –

J. HONEY and W T. TONKINS 3d 6c.

ESTERVILLE. –

G. HONEY and T CRADOCK 1d 5⅝c.

HEBRON. –

J. KENNEDY

1d

6c

MCHARRY

1d

3¼c

Do

1d

5c

Do

 

1½c

THOMPSON

1d

4¼c

T. KOETZEE

1d

8c

SPEELMAN

1d

4c

BERRY

2d

4c

Van der WESTHUISEN

1d

1½c

C. A. COETZEE

1d

1c

MUIRHEAD and Co

1d

42¼c

REPTOE

1d

2¼c

LEVINO

1d

4c

DONALDSON and RITCHIE

1d

3c

Star Company

1d

4c

Do

2d

4c

Never-say-die Comp.

1d

5⅜c

P. CLARKE

2d

3c

Judge TAYLOR

1d

2c

TLABBERT [I think SLABBERT]

1d

3⅞c

NIEKERK

2d

6c

RUTTON

1d

3⅓c

GUMPERT

1d

1⅛c

SPARKES

1d

5c

Do

1d

3c

Do

1d

3½c

BANDA

1d

1¼c

CLOETE and DROSKIE

1d

1c

SMITH and Co

2d

3c

ERFORTH

1d

2c

ERASMUS

1d

1½c

DANIEL

2d

5¼c

Mrs. TULLY

1d

2½c

W. PASS

1d

2d

THARKES and SPEARMAN

1d

5c

B. WESSELS & Co

1d

7c

KARL

1d

2¼c

SAMPSON

1d

1c

Van GROBBLER

1d

1½c

PARIS

1d

4c

PILKINGTON

1d

3½c

RICKETTS

1d

1c

WESSELS

1d

2½c

OCHSE

1d

1c

SAHATTA

1d

3¼c

Do

2d

2¼c

SLABBERT

1d

3¼c

Yorkshire

1d

5c

SAVOY and Co

1

10¼c

Frank COOK

1d

1¾c

Van GOUS son

1d

2½c

Hondeklip and Co

2d

3½c

A. Z. and Co

3d

6¾c.

POSTSCRIPT.

SWORN APPRAISER. – Edward COTTERELL Esq., has been appointed by the Master of the Supreme Court, sworn appraiser for the division of Fort Beaufort.

LATEST TELEGRAM.
“Advocates Office,
Tuesday, 18th July, 1871.
MAIL STEAMER ROMAN arrived yesterday morning from Southampton June 10.
Passengers for Algoa Bay:
Miss FEELSDER,
Miss RAHN,
Mr. PACK,
Mr. CARRY,
Mr. EBERNARD,
Mr. HORNSLEY,
Mr. ADAMS.
- For Natal: Mr. CARR.

IT IS RUMOURED that Dean MERRIMAN is to be Bishop of Grahamstown.

12th July.
BREDA’S TRIAL over last evening at six.
Verdict, not guilty, on the ground of insanity when the act was committed.
The judges ordered him to be detained during the pleasure of His Excellency the Governer, and he is still in prison.
The jury were as follows: - Stephen JOHNSON, P. MCDERMOT, E. MARSHALL, R. KING, C. JONES, P. JERROME, J. KNIGHT, C. MARRAN, F. LOJIE.
Were locked up on Tuesday night at GUTHRIE’s Hotel.
Jury did not retire, but gave their verdict as soon as Solicitor General had finisged his address.
BARRY did not even address the jury on behalf of the prisoner.
Verdict took many by surprise, and the acquittal said to be due to the tone of the medical testimony of PALMER, ALLEN, and ATHERSTONE, which went to show that he was insane when he committed the deed. It is said that BREDA will be examined by a medical board, and if found to be insane, will be sent to an asylum; if sane, he will be discharged.

Saturday, July 29, 1871.

DIAMOND FIELDS.

DIAMONDS. – Mr. le CLUS has disposed of the diamond found by his brother and Mr. WOOD, at Pniel, to Mr. UNGER for £1,200. This diamond, it will be remembered, was unearthed by Messrs le CLUS and WOOD, at Pniel, about three weeks since, after most of the other diggers had left that place.

MR. GILFILLAN is now the senior police officer at Klipdrift.

THE DEATH of Mr. James Thomas WYLDE, son of Mr. Edward F. WYLDW, in his 28th year, at Du Toit’s Pan is announced.

DIAMOND SEEKERS are still flocking to du Toit’s Pan from many of the up-country districts.

THE FINDS at du Toit’s Pan are reckoned at £10,000 value weekly.

BULTFONTEIN, close to Du Toit’s Pan, is proving particularly prolific in gems.
THE PAST WEEK has brought wealth to many at Bultfontein, and also at the neighbouring diggings, De Beer’s. Yesterday a 93 and a 55 carat stone were found at Du Toit’s Pan. Several large and many small diamonds have within the last few days been turned out at Bultfontein, whilst the comparatively limited number of good claims at De Beer’s have been yielding to the full satisfaction of their fortunate owners, one of whom, I understand, has refused £500 for a single claim. Dr. GIBSON, late of Winburg, is, I believe, one of the lucky ones at De Beer’s.

THE “CITY OF THE PAN” is still growing; its suburbs are extending in every direction right away on the flats beyond the diamondiferous “bults.” One loses recollection of localities visited only a few days previously, so rapidly are gaps being filled up by the wagons and tents of newcomers. I have just heard that a new field in this immediate neighbourhood is commencing to attract some who have been unfortunate elsewhere.

THE FOLLOWING is the list of precious stones (weighing five carats and upwards) published in the Diamond News of Saturday: -

PNIEL. –

*

One

12c

*

One

9½c

*

One

6c

MOONLIGHT. –

J. STRONG’s party, forty, 164c

DU TOIT’S PAN. –

VENTER

One

40c

Do

Two

10c

P. SNYMAN

One

8c

RYDEL

One

12c

PLESSIS

One

5c

Do

One

39c

C. BARMAN

One

11c

MEIRING

One

5c

KEMPER

One

19½c

*

One

40c

TAIT & Co

One

7½c

BULTFONTEIN. -                               

THORNBULL & MILLER

17

8c

H. WATSON & Co.

One of

12c

DE BEER’S. –

Alpha Co.

One

11¼c

*

 

19¼c

*

One

8c

SPENCE’s. –

SCHOMBIE

One

6c

MARKGRAFF

One

5c

BROOKS (AUSTIN)

One

36¾c

Do

One

9¾c

WARNER

One

6c

HEBRON. -          

STELZENBACH

One

10c

WOLVERBAUS

1

7½c

SLABBERT

One

5½c

LARGE and Co.

One

14½c

SABATTA

One

5c

Van der BRAY

One

7¾c

WOSDEN

One

2¼c

REUBEN

One

8⅜c

POSTCRIPT.

Mr. J. F. SUTTON, for several years reporter to the Journal, died at Grahamstown on the 16th inst.

MR. FLEMING. – It is rumoured that Mr. FLEMING has resigned his seat as Legislative Councillor. It is to be inferred that he finds his political convictions are in conflict with what he considers to be his obligations as a representative.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE and Mr. Justice DENYSSEN sat in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, when the only case before their Lordships was that of Thomas BARRY vs. van ZYL. The estate of the latter had been sequestrated after the deputy sheriff had made the following return: - I have found no goods or chattels of the defendant whereof the exigency of this writ, or any part thereof, can be made.” The Attorney-General, for van ZYL, took exception to this return as being insufficient. It might, he said, be made by any deputy sheriff without leaving his office. The Court took the same view of the matter, and reserved the sequestration with costs.

Saturday, August 5, 1871.

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.
NOTICE.
Return of Licences issued by the Distributor of Stamps at Fort Beaufort during the month of July 1871, for half year ending 31st December 1871: -
Billiard Licences £3 15s.
J. O’GARA, Fort Beaufort,
A. B. COHEN, do.
Butchers Licence £1 17s 6d.
W. C. HENMAN, Blinkwater.
Bakers Licence £1 17s 6d.
W. C. HENMAN, Blinkwater.
W. R. PIERS, Dis. Stamps.
Stamp Office,
Fort Beaufort, August 1, 1871.

D. H. LAWSON,
Wizard of the South,
Pupil of Mr. MATTHEWS, of the Polytechnic, London,
And successor to Auguste LEOTARD, will give an Evening Entertainment in the
Fort Beaufort Benefit Hall, on Monday evening next.
Magic, sleight of hand
Palmistry Conjuring
Mesmerism
Legerdemain, *c., &c.
The same has not been seen in Fort Beaufort for the last ten years, since Mr. MATTHEWS visited this place.
Front seats 1s 6d, back do. 1s, Children half price. – Tickets to be had at Mr. RICHARDS. – Doors open at 7, to commence at half-past.

MIDGLEY’S HOTEL
Adelaide
John MIDGLEY begs to thank his numerous customers for their past favors, and desires now to inform them that he has reopened his Hotel on the Market-square, opposite to the old place.
The Hotel will now be found replete with every comfort necessary to the traveller.
The Host trusts that by strict attention to the wants of both man and beast he will continue to enjoy the patronage of the public.

A. J. BULGIN
Blacksmith & Wagonmaker.
Begs to inform his friends and the public that he has re-opened on the new premises and he can assure his customers that particular attention will be paid to all orders in the above line entrusted to him.
Country customers may rely upon good workmanship and promptitude.
A First-class Farrier having been engaged, horses can be shop [sic] or doctored in the first style. Horses shod all round for 6s. 6d. cash.

MISCELLANEOUS.

FOR THE FIELDS. – TARRY’s Passenger Transport wagon arrived here on Sunday evening with eleven passengers en route to the Diamond Fields. It left next morning.

THE RIGHT REV. DR. RICARDS, the newly-consecrated R. C. Bishop of the Eastern Province, visited this place on Monday evening, and left next morning for Graaff-Reinet, intending to go via Bedford and Somerset.

A CARRIER named PALMER, who recently took four loads of transport up country, has been singularly unfortunate, having lost no less than 48 oxen out of the four span. Along nearly all the roads dead oxen are to be found in considerable numbers.

PAMPHLET. – We have to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a pamphlet of 103 pages, just published in Cape Town. It is compiled by Father O’HAIRE, and contains an account of the Funeral Obsequies of the late Bishop GRIMLEY, with the Funeral Oration delivered on the melancholy occasion by the Rev. Mr. O’HAIRE; a description of the celebration of the Festival of St Patrick at St. Mary’s Cathedral, March 17, 1871, with a very interesting epitome of the life and missionary labors of the great Apostle of Ireland; and a careful compilation showing the names and countries of the Popes from St Peter to Pius IX, with the dates of accession and death of each Pope; together with a table of the General Councils, &c. There is also a short chapter, which will be read with interest, entitled “Proof that the Roman People have not received King Victor Emmanual, but that his possession of Rome is the result of duplicity and force.” A great deal of useful and valuable information is contained in the pamphlet, which must have cost the author and compiler no inconsiderable labor. The first edition of 850 copies was exhausted in two days, and we believe it is intended to publish a second edition during the present month to meet the demands of the public.

MANY PRETTY PEBBLES are found in the Peddie district near the coast perfectly resembling those obtained in the diamondiferous regions of the Vaal River.

A NEW PAPER. – We have been favored with a copy of a miniature paper entitled the Chumie Banner. The size of the paper is not large – 6 x 4½in., but we must not forget that great things frequently have a small beginning, and let us hope this may be the case with our new contemporary, who promises to do what he can to “promote the general welfare of the country at large.”

A MAN NAMED KEMPER, of Dordrecht, has been arrested at Du Toit’s Pan on a charge of fraud and embezzlement, and sent to Hope Town for trial. A Dutchman was arrested at the same place for having, at Victoria West, committed forgery, by changing a draft for six pounds into one of sixty pounds. He accompanies KEMPER. – Diamond Field.

FRAUD AND EMBEZZLEMENT. – Mr. MADER, lately clerk to the C.C. and R.M. of Alexandria, is under arrest. On Tuesday last an information was sworn against him, and he is now lodged in prison.

IN THE SEARCH carried on in the King Williamstown district for diamonds and precious stones, several topazes and a good many agates have been turned out, especially in the vicinity of Mount Coke.

ENTERPRISE AT NATAL. – The following appeared in a Natal paper lately to hand: -
Sir, - Mr. WELCH, the bus proprietor, has pluck in him, and so have I. If he will run a bus between Maritzburg and Harrismith once a week for twelve months, at £3 per passenger, I will feed his horses en route for the first three months for nothing, every time that he carries less than two passengers, and when he carries two or more he must pay me. Are there non others that will help Mr. WELCH? As it is not reasonable to suppose that a man can start a bus or do anything else, without things are made easy for him –
Yours truly, Edwin WOODS –
Bridge Hotel, Bushman’s River,
July 6th, 1871.

EXTENSIVE ROBBERY OF GUNS. – During last night, or early this morning, the workshop of Mr. ROWLAND, gunsmith, in Downing Street, opposite the Court House, was forcibly entered, and five double-barreled and two single-barreled guns stolen therefrom. It appears that the burglars had procured a piece of tire iron and a linspin with which they forced open the upper portion of the front door, and effected an entrance, and obtained the booty above stated. Five of the guns are fortunately of little service, being deficient of triggers or mainsprings or some other necessary appendage. Marks of naked feet were observable within the shop, and from the marks of fresh horse hoofs outside, it would seem probable that the burglars were provided with a horse. – K. W. T. Gazette.

DIAMOND FIELDS.

THE DEATH of Mr. John MACLARE, Civil Engineer, is recorded in the Bloemfontein paper.

JAGERSFONTEIN Fields, near Fauresmith, has been thrown open to the public by the Government of the Free State.

LUCK. – Mr. LONGLANDS, who resided for some time in the district of Uitenhage, left Klipdrift for Capetown yesterday. He took with him, as the result of his finds a few miles down the river, a bag containing at least two hundred diamonds – worth at a low estimate £8,000.

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AT DU TOIT’S PAN. – The Rev. Father STIDEON, Roman Catholic Priest, is now stationed at Du Toit’s Pan, and a Church tent has been erected at Bultfontein, where services are held on Sundays both morning and evening.

NOT IMPROBABLE. – It is rumoured that the Boer (RAATHS) who found the 124-carat diamond, as well as his wife, have been murdered at Du Toit’s Pan. – Friend of F. State.

THE NUMBER OF DIAMONDS which passes through the hands of buyers in Klipdrift is most extraordinary. The alone is sufficient to show that somebody or bodies are doing well on the Fields. Mr. HARSANT, the Manager of the Standard Bank at Klipdrift, has had over one hundred diamonds, valued at at least £23,000 pass through his hands during the past month. Mr. LASKER has sent off 1,488 diamonds since November. Mr. UNGER has bought within the last month 921 diamonds, for which he gave £14,388. Mr. Joel MYERS has purchased since his return from the Bay about 746 diamonds. These are but a few of our diamond buyers; in addition to those mentioned there are many others.

MR. RAYMOND’s steam engine is now in full operation at Du Toit’s Pan. The amount of dry-sifting got through this machine, so driven, is very great – 35 loads per diem, we understand. The staff of sorters employed is numerous enough to be able to keep pace with the sifting. Some of the more unsophisticated Boers regard the apparatus with undisguised wonder, and one of them enquired, the other day, “how much powder it took to load it”!

THE LARGEST DIAMOND YET FOUND! – A correspondent at Du Toit’s Pan sends is the following account of the largest diamond find yet made on the Fields: - ‘At Du Toit’s Pan on Monday the 17th inst., the largest diamond yet found was unearthed by a party consisting of Messes, Charles STEVENS and J. RAATHS, of the district of Hanover. They had only been a month on the diggings, and, not satisfied with their luck in their first claim, purchased a second for 18s. On the very first day they picked out a diamond of 124 carats. Unfortunately a large piece was wanting, looking as though it had been struck off by the pick. It is but an imperfect stone, much cracked and flawed, pervaded by a yellow tinge. It is not improbable that we shall yet live to see the day when the Koh-i-noor will be eclipsed, and have to hide its diminished head.’

FINDS.

PNIEL. –

CRESPIN

2d

2c

MORRIS

1d

2¾c

Do

4d

2c

LASKER

4d

 

COLEMAN

1d

1¾c

SALMON

2d

3c

W. H. SEARLE

1d

3c

Do

2d

1c

DAVIS

4d

5c

Zingari Co.

2d

2½c

Do

2d

2¼c.

CAWOOD’s HOPE. –

FISHER

1d

1½c

STIERS

1d

1½c

*

1d

2½c

*

1d

4½c

*

1d

5c

*

1d

24c

DE BEER’S. –

Drs. EDIE and GIBSON

1d

15c

TROLLIP and Co

1d

10c

Do

1d

13⅞c

Do

1d

5c

Do

2d

 

Alpha Company

1d

5½c

Do

2d

 

*

1d

 

*

1d

2½c

*

1d.

 

DU TOIT’S PAN. –

STEVENS AND RAATHS,

1d

124c

CREWES, CRUTCHER and CREWES

2d

4c

F. H. BARBER

23d

25c

R. IMPEY

19d

15c

J. & Co,

2d

6½c

*

1d

6c

HEBRON. –

DANIEL

1d

3c

Do

2d

5c

Do

4d

4c

Van der SPUY

1d

5c

B. Graaff-Reinet,

2d

4⅞c

HOLLAND and RANDELL

1d

9c

THORNBURY

1d

11½c

Mrs. PARR

1d

3c

Van der BERG

3d

6c

REDGARD

1d

3c

SLABBERT

1d

3c

DUGMORE

1d

4c

WOLVERHANS

1d

8¾c

Van der BERG

1d

3¼c

MITCHELL and WALKER

1d

2¼c

Mrs. SWEETMAN

1d

1½c

DUGMORE

1d

13½c

A. Z. Company

1d

7¼c

WESSELS

1d

20.

POSTSCRIPT.

THE G. R. ADVERTISER comes to hand very irregularly. We may say the same of the Uitenhage Times.

WE HAVE TO acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the new bi-weekly publication in Cape Town, the Penny Post.

RATHER UNPLEASANT. – At the Colesberg municipal meeting, says the Advertiser, a letter was read from Mr. TINNENY, q.q. January JANUARY, a police constable, complaining that on a certain evening he (JANUARY) whilst on duty, was attacked in the public streets by pigs, and was compelled to take refuge in the hills; and requested the Commissioners to take steps to prevent a repetition of such an occurrence.

LONGEVITY. – On Thursday an old man residing in Keerom-street, died at the advance age of ninety-one years; and yesterday morning a venerable darkey, woman, formerly a nurse but more recently a domestic servant of Mr. SCHIETLIN’s breathed her last at the good old age of one hundred and six. – Argus.

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. – Information was received in Grahamstown by last evening’s post, that Mr. H. MADER, lately clerk to the Civil Commissioner and Resident Magistrate of Alexandria, and against whom a warrant of arrest on a charge of fraud and embezzlement had been issued, had attempted suicide. The following private letter gives all the particulars at present known here: -
“Alexandria, Saturday evening, 8 o’clock. –
My dear M_____, great consternation in the village: MADER was imprisoned last Monday, as you have seen in the papers. A few minutes ago, he cut his throat. The doctor is up with him now. He has very little hope for his life. Mrs MADER is almost out of her mind. I write this in haste, as the post is closing. I will send particulars next mail.”
It may be remembered that Mr. MADER was for a long time resident in Grahamstown, and acted as clerk to the Resident Magistrate. – Journal.

LATEST TELEGRAM.
Advocate Office,
Thursday, August 3.
BRITON last night, news to June 26.
Passengers for Algoa Bay:
Mr. E. H. KING
Mr. & MRS CURTIS,
Mr. KERSHAW,
Mrs. NOLDER and three children,
Mr. CURTIS.

Saturday, August 12, 1871.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER,
Price 3s 6d,
The Port Elizabeth Directory and Eastern Province Guide for 1872, which will contain: -
1st. – A full and complete Alphabetical Directory of Port Elizabeth, including the Name, Address, and Occupation of every Rate-Payer.
2nd. – Almanac and Tide Table for this Harbour.
3rd. – Customs and Postal Tariffs, Stamp Acts, Licence Fees, &c. &c. &c.
4th. – Essay, especially written for this work, “Port Elizabeth, The Port of the Diamond Fields;” Comparison of Routes, and necessary information to Immigrants and Travellers.
5th. – Algoa Bay, The Harbour of Refuge on the South-east Coast of Africa, Information concerning Port, Anchorage, Lights, &c.
6th. – Distances from Port Elizabeth, to Up-Country Towns, Routes, and Means of Conveyance.
7th. – Towns in the Province.
8th. – Local Institutions and General Statistics.
The Compilers of the above work trust to receive liberal support from the Mercantile and General Public, and guarantee that no labour will be spared to make it as useful, complete, and reliable a book as possible.
It will be a first rate advertising medium.
Terms for Advertisements: - Full Page, 20s; Half Page 10s; Quarter Page, 7s 6d; Short Business Address, 5s.
Advertisements and orders should be sent in as soon as possible, to
J. W. C. MACKAY, Publisher, Main-Street, Port Elizabeth.
Size of Page, Full, 6 x 4 inches 20s. – Half-Page 3 x 4 inch. 10s, Quarter Page, 1½ x 4 inch. 7s 6d; Short 5s.
Apply to John QUIN, Fort Beaufort.

MISCELLANEOUS.

ONE OF TARRY’S mule wagons – the Great Western – was capsized by the wind on Sunday while coming down the Katberg road. There were 13 passengers, who, however, had taken the precaution to alight just before the accident. The wind blew a hurricane. The wagon passed through here on Tuesday, apparently none the worse after the accident.

FIRE AGAIN. – Once more within a few weeks the cry of fire has been raised. The first occasion was the burning of the outbuildings of the Commandants Quarters, and this time another portion of the premises belonging to the Imperial Government has been consumed by fire. About half-past 10 on Friday evening the alarm was raised, and within a very short time half the inhabitants of the town had congregated at the scene of conflagration. The portion on fire was the south end square of the stables formerly used by the Cape Corps. The flames burst from each end of the buildings, and could not apparently have been very long kindled before the alarm was sounded. Fortunately the roof was partially saturated by the rains which had fallen during the previous days, and the flames were principally confined to the inside where the thatch was dry and inflammable. Nothing could be done without the aid of a fire engine, and the efforts of those willing to exert themselves were for some time confined to dragging off the thatch to prevent the extension of the flames to the adjoining sides of the square. About twelve o’clock the engine, in spite of the standing order, was brought down, and willing hands helped to pump water on to the burning mass. The greater portion of the woodwork, which was composed of the rafters and a loft for storing forage, was very dry, and in a short while nearly the whole of it was alight. Up to about one o’clock there was no wind whatever. When the fire was raging most fiercely the wind gradually got up, and blew the sparks about in a very dangerous manner. It was feared that the premises of Messrs. HEPBURN and DALTON, which were separated from the burning building by a narrow street, would also be in danger of catching fire. So great was the danger at one time that most of the shop goods and furniture belonging to Mr. DALTON were taken out of the house and stores some distance away. About half-past two o’clock the wind had abated considerably, and renewed attention was bestowed to the burning pile. A plentiful supply of water, together with willing hands to work the engine and direct the hose, prevented any further extension of the fire; but it was nearly daybreak before all the danger was over. Up to Sunday the mass of thatch was still smouldering. It is the general opinion that this the work of an incendiary.

BOTHA’S HILL TOLL. – The yearly lease of this toll was recently sold to G. MEERTON for £875, by tender.

SAVAGE ASSAULT. – Yesterday at Gonubie a farmer named AINSLIE had an altercation with one of his Kafir herds, which resulted in the Kafir making a most severe attack on his master with a kerrie, splitting his skull open and severely injuring his left arm. On the matter being reported to Sub-Inspector O’Connor at Maclean, some mounted police were sent to apprehend the scoundrel, who it is to be hoped will be severely punished. – Watchman.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL has very generously followed the example of the late Judge WATERMEYER, and placed the £59 received by him as law examiner at the service of the Board of Examiners for educational purposes. The Board has, in consequence, established a GRIFFITH scholarship of £25 per annum to enable for two years, to be awarded to the highest on the list of candidates who should pass the third class examination in literature and science, in the first or second order of merit. The remaining £25 is, we believe, to accumulate for other purposes. – Argus.

A FEAT AT POST CART RIDING – Lieut CLARK R. E. (says the Standard) is probably the first person who has done the journey from the Diamond-fields by post cart without resting en route. On his arrival he did not seem in the least fatigued, although for five days and nights he had no sleep. He says that the nights were bitterly cold; and one morning, before the sun had made its appearance, his limbs were so benumbed as to have no feeling.

SMART JOURNEY. – Mr. C. MOUAT arrived here on Sunday night, per the Fort Beaufort passenger-cart, having travelled the distance between this place and the Bay in 25 hours. He left Port Elizabeth at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, arrived in Grahamstown the same evening, left immediately for Fort Beaufort by special cart, reaching the latter place on Sunday morning in time to catch the Queenstown mail cart, which put him down at the post office at 6 p.m. on the evening of the same day. This is the quickest journey between the Bay and Queenstown that we have heard of. – Representative.

DOINGS AT FAURESMITH. – In front of the landdrost’s office I received to-day 15 lashes for assaulting SIEBERT, the tailor. The assault consisted in my abusing him for refusing to pay 3s which he had subscribed towards Karl REDDERS’ funeral expenses, and which he had several times promised to pay. The Landdrost sentenced me, a white man, to 15 lashes, although I begged of him, on account of my family, to give me some other punishment. It is well known how the Landdrost acts towards me when he gets a chance. – W. HUTCHISON. – [The above appears as an advertisement in the Vrystaat Burger; and, if true, certainly reflects little credit on the Landdrost. We shall await further particulars before commenting on the case]

WALLIS’ PORTRAIT STONE. – A very singular stone has been received by Mr. WALLIS, of this city, from his son at the Diamond-fields. It is apparently a photograph (if the word may be used), of a man’s face. Strange to say, it has been remarked that it has a strong resemblance to a gentleman now residing in Grahamstown. Under a microscope of a low magnifying power, the features of a countenance, represented by a stout person, with every portion, forehead, eyes, moustache, beard, double chin &c., are clearly defined. Even with the naked eye, these may be detected. The portrait is surrounded by a white frame or border. How this strange stone became so photographed, and when, are matters for conjecture. Perhaps ages ago the mark may have been made by electricity. A stone with a land scape on its surface, also from the Diamond-fields, was on view a few weeks ago. The portrait stone now referred to may be seen in the Public Library. – Eastern Star.

DIAMOND FIELDS.

PARTIES wishing to have their letters direct from the Colony, &c., are requested to have them addressed “P.O. Du Toit’s Pan, via Bloemfontein,” thereby saving much confusion and delay.

THE REPORTED MURDER AT DU TOIT’S PAN. – We are happily able to contradict the report which found its way into the last issue of the Field, to the effect that a man named WILLIAMS had murdered his wife at Du Toit’s Pan. The man was apprehended for ill-treating his wife, but did not kill her.

THE NEW RUSH AT DE BEER’S – about a mile from the old Camp – is, by all accounts, turning out splendidly. A vast number of persons have already flocked there, and we hear of marvellous finds, but have as yet few authenticated particulars. There can, however, be no doubt as to the prolific nature of the rush.

DU TOIT’S PAN. – The Free State Government have recognised the original contract made by the proprietors of this farm with the diggers with reference to funds for sanitary purposes, and will henceforth pay to the Committee 20 per cent of the half-share of digging licences accruing to them, for employment upon such purposes. Upon their part, the proprietors will continue to pay 10 percent of all other revenue received by them, to the same fund. The question of the amount chargeable for Stand licences has been left to the proprietors, being a matter with which the Government has nothing to do. A new and amended code of rates has been agreed upon, and will shortly be published.

DE BEER’S. – A correspondent writes: - “The finds at this place continue satisfactory. One party near Mr. POPHAM’s claim not unusually finds half-a-dozen in the course of a day without speaking of it, except with friends. A Dutchman on Monday picked up a 17 carat stone, and was persuaded to part with it for £100. It was certainly flawed. The question of roads for carting stuff from the middle claims is causing little trouble. In future roads should be marked off at the outset. It seems hard to denude an outsider of 10 feet all along his claim, because he may come in the way. Landowners must be less grasping, and not fleece the diggers in the way they are disposed to do when in their power.

A MASONIC LODGE has been opened at Klipdrift.

PROSPECTING AT CHRISTIANA. – A correspondent writes us from Spence’s: - “The prospecting parties we sent up the river have returned. The news is not sufficiently encouraging to induce us to go to Christiana or elsewhere upwards at present. There are diamonds nevertheless.”

800 FRESH CLAIMS have been taken out in one day at Du Toit’s Pan.

THE DEATH of Mr. S. V. BRINK is announced at Du Toit’s Pan.

AMONGST THE ARRIVALS during the week we are glad to notice the return of G. M. COLE, Esq., late Manager of the Standard Bank. We understand this gentleman intends shortly to open a large mercantile store here.

FINDS.

Those marked with an asterisk decline having their names published.

PNIEL. –

LASKER

One

2¾c

HYMAN

One

5½c

Do

One

1½c

*

One

4c

Do

One

4½c

Do

One

8c.

MOONLIGHT RUSH. –

Mr. James STRONG’s party

One

25c

Do

Four.

 

SIXPENNY RUSH. –

Mr. T. DAVIS’s party

One

21½c

DU TOIT’S PAN. –

*

One

175 carats

Geo CLARKE

Two

6c

LOUW

One

55c

J. EDGAR

One

57c

C. van der HENER

One

103c

*

One

66c

KEMPER

One

40c

P. VENTER

One

39½c

JONES

One

4½c

Do

Three

7c

Do

 Three

1½c

P. VENTER

One

5½c

*

One

54c

DRYDEN

One

1½c

Do

One

2½c

A. MULLER

one

8½c

KEMPER

One

20c

QUASTON

One

3½c

Van ZYL

One

3¾c

W. MAAS

One

1c

MARINGARY

One

1c

WHEELER

Two

8c

WOLLUTER

One

33c

Van GRAAN

One

13c

Do

One

3c

OPPERMAN

One

12c

Do

One

8c

G. ROTHMAN

One

30c

P. WAGENAAR

One

3c

Capt. FINLASON’s party

Five

 

James FULLER

One

18c

WEMMER

One

1½c

REID and LUCH

One

5½c

W. SMITH

One

12½c

*

One

8c

DUTHWAITE

One

16c

Do

Three

6c

MORKEL

One

9½c

Do

Three

4¾c

WHEELER

One

3½c

KEIZER

One

3½c

WOLLUTER

One

7½c

HITJE

Two

2c

TARRY’s party

Nine

 

MORENDAL

One

41c

DELPOORT

One

19c

G. BOTHA

One

2c

H. de JONGH

One

4½c

RAUTENBACH

One

6c

HITJE

Six

6c

SCOLTZ Bros.

One

1½c

BABE, CAMPBELL & Co.

Three

 

J. L. BABE & Co

Six

 

BABE & DUNN

Twenty,

 

RAYMOND three

9¼c.

 

BULTFONTEIN. –

Misses HINTON & DONEGHUE

Six

4½c

CHURLEY & DAWSON

Eight

3c

NEWTON & HODGSON

Five

2½c

DONEGHUE Bros.

One

2c

Do

Seven

3½c.

DE BEER’S. –

Alex BOGGIE

Two

6c

PITCHER

One

18c

Do

One

9c

Do

One

6c

GIBBON

One

7c

Do

Two

3c

R. PARKIN

One

5⅞c

F. PARKIN

One

5⅞c

WHITTAKER

One

2c

DALEY

Three

4c.

MADER

One

1c

De KOCK

Three

6c

CATHER & BAIN

One

15c

TARRY’s party

Two

4c

VAUSE

One

5⅞c

BESTER

Seventeen diamonds.

 

NEW RUSH (DE BEER’s). -             

D. MALDSEN and RITCHIE

One

12c

Do

Eleven

9⅝c

C. POHL

One

8c

Do

One

2c.

HEBRON. –

CLARE

Two

3c

J. T. MAY

One

2c

HILDER & VOGET

One

12⅞c

Van HIEDEN

One

9c

KOOSLAKE

Two

3c

UPTON

One

1c

*

One

27c

B.G.

One

1c

COOK

One

1⅛c

ROBSON

One

2¼c

CRAUSE & PRATE

One

1c

Do

One

2½c

LOUW

One

1½c

Q.T. party

One

13½c

Do

One

1⅝c

*

One

9½c

Du PLOOY

One

7½c

KINGSTON

One

18c

Van DYK

One

2½c

A. J. & E.

One

4½c

THOMPSON

One

2c

JAVIN

One

5c

KAMPSTER

One

7⅜c.

SPENCE’S. –

BUCHANAN & Co.

One

4c

NAUDE

One

13½c

Do

One

8½c

Do

One

8c.

POSTSCRIPT.

WE UNDERSTAND that in consequence of ill-health, Mrs. GIDDY, wife of R. W. H. GIDDY, Esq., C.C. & R.M., Cradock, had been advised to try a colder climate, and for that purpose will proceed to England, being accompanied as far as Cape Town by Mr. GIDDY, who has obtained a month’s leave of absence.

INTELLIGENCE has been received in England of the stranding of H. M. St. Agincourt, on the Pearl Rocks, a sunken reef near Gibraltar. Her being saved is very doubtful. She was built in 1865 and cost £458,000. Later intelligence says she has been floated off and is now alongside the Gibraltar Dock.

OFFICIAL. – It is said that Mr. RICE has been appointed to act as Civil Commissioner and Resident Magistrate of Beaufort, during the temporary absence of leave of Capt. TINLEY. – Beaufort Courier.

AMONG THE PASSENGERS by the Cambrian for England was Mr. Richard SOLOMON, late a student of the South African College, and who took the first class certificate in science, and the £100 bursary at the recent examinations. He proceeds to Cambridge to prosecute his mathematical studies there.

Saturday, August 19, 1871.

SALE OF SHEEP, GOATS, CATTLE, FURNITURE, &C. &C.
In the Insolvent Estate of the late John AYTON, of Rietfontein.
The undersigned, duly authorised by the Trustees in the above Estate, will sell by Public Auction, at the farm Rietfontein, on Tuesday, 29th Inst.
The whole of the Moveable effects in the above Estate, consisting of: -
675 Sheep,
154 Goats,
47 Head of Cattle,
1 Tent Cart,
1 Set of Harness,
Sundry Household Furniture.
And whatever may offer.
COTTERELL & QUIN, Auctioneers.
Fort Beaufort, August 18, 1871.

FOR PRIVATE SALE,
Four Spans of good TREK OXEN.
Apply to T. NILAND,
Fort Beaufort.

MISCELLANEOUS.

IT IS SAID that Mr. CAMPBELL is not to go back to the Diamond Fields, but to remain in Cape Town as Magistrate; Mr. RIVERS being appointed Master of the Supreme Court.

HON. W. FLEMING has resigned his seat in the Council, but will become a candidate as a liberal. Mr. FLEMING may calculate upon some support in this quarter.

MR. DONALD MCKAY, late of Fort Beaufort, has received the appointment of Marketmaster at Du Toit’s Pan at a salary of £500 per annum.

MR. WITTIN, a very respectable tradesman residing at Wynberg, died last week, after many days of intense suffering, from glanders, communicated to him by his own horse.

SPECIE. – The Briton, Royal Mail Steamer brings £10,000 for the Colonial Bank, £10,000 for the London and South Bank, £15,000 for the Standard Bank, and £32,000 for the Imperial Government – in all £67,000.

EAST LONDON. – From East London we learn that it is in contemplation, immediately Mr. WOLLASTON’s seat has been proclaimed vacant, to send Mr. SPRIGG a requisition; there is likely to be no opposition, but we think it would be well for the supporters of Mr. SPRIGG to het the requisition as numerously signed as possible, in order to shut out any other candidate. – Gazette.

TRAVELLERS to the Diamond Fields via Bethulie and Burghersdorp way, will be glad to hear that the line is to be re-organized. It has been taken over solely by Mr. ELLA, and there is every promise and likelihood that in future it will be conducted with punctuality. New horses are being supplied all along the route, and precautions taken that they shall be properly fed. The complete re organization which is being carried out, seems a good guarantee against future disappointment to travellers by this route. W. OELSCHIG, of the Commercial Hotel, will be the agent at Burghersdorp. – Burghersdorp Gazette.

DIAMOND FIELDS.

THERE IS SAID to be a great lack of timber at Klipdrift for building purposes.

MR. TRUTER fined a young Dutchman £5 for spreading a false report respecting the alleged murder of an Englishman.

A NEW RUSH has taken place at Cawood’s Hope, and the result in two days was a 17½, a 15, and an 8 carat diamond.

A 44 CARAT DIAMOND is reported to have been found by a Dutchman at Cawood’s Hope.

A TREMENDOUS RAINFALL, with thunder and lightning for several days, had occurred at Klipdrift, and digging operations had been very difficult.

CLAIMS AT COLESBERG KOP, about a mile east of De Beer’s, are said to be selling as high as £100 each, and it is believed that by next Christmas there will be probably 50,000 men on the various fields.

TWO ROBBERIES had been perpetrated at Gong-Gong – one in the tent of Mr. KLIP, and the other in the tent of Mr. MOSS. The thief crept under the canvas in both cases, and in one he cut all the tent pegs away, knowing that the proprietor was ill and unable to move about.

CURIOUS IF TRUE. – We are informed positively that a George III Shilling has been dug out of a claim at Dutoitspan, at a depth of 16 feet, where it was firmly embedded, and discoloured by the rust of – well, no, not of ages, but of many years! We give the story as we had it from an informant, who evidently believed it himself.

DE BEER’S DIGGINGS. – This valuable diamond farm – the richest, as far as we can hear, yet discovered in this country – has been purchased by Mr. Alfred EBDEN (DUNELL, EBDEN & Co.), of Port Elizabeth. Mr. EBDEN, who is at present staying in this town, first purchased a portion of the farm, but by the post which arrived here yesterday morning, he learnt that his offer had been accepted, and that his agent had closed for the remaining portion. The price paid by Mr. EBDEN is said to be £6,500.

THE LARGEST COLLECTION of Diamonds seen at Burghersdorp, and possibly in the Colony at one time was shown to us yesterday, by Mr. Charles SONNENBERG, who is taking them on with him to Queenstown. The number in his possession could not have been much under a thousand. One little tin lozenge box containing over 350; another had some dozen or more large ones varying from 40 carats downwards. They were all picked gems, selected by the lapidary Mr. MONS. Besides these there was another box containing a lot of lesser value. Also a package we did not see of a 1,000 carats of diamonds have been selected from the finds at all of the fields. – Burghersdorp Gazette.

FINDS.

The following are the finds published in the papers: -

PNIEL. –

GREEN

One

7⅞c

Do

One

 

MORRIS

Three

2c

GONG-GONG. –

LAWRANCE & BEAN

One

4c

Do

One

3c

Do

Ten

 

ANDERSON

One

3¼c

Do

One

3¼c

Do

One

2c

CUNNINGHAM

One

2½c

Du TOIT

One

2¼c

Capt. WALDEK

Three

2½c

AUGUST

One

4¼c

PRINCE

One

14¾c

RAYLAND

One

14½c

APRIL

One

41¾c

*

One

3¾c

Jas. KLOLE

Two

6c

Colored man

One

21¾c

CAWOOD’s HOPE. –

WOOD & __________

Two

28c

FOWLER and HOLLIDAY

One

17¼c

WOOD

One

12c

*

One

13c

 

One

2c

HALKAWAY

One

17c

FORTESQUE

One

15c

MCBRIAN

One

2⅞c

AVERY

One

8½c

COMBRINK

One

5c

*

One

15c.

DE BEER’S. –

ANDREWS & GREAVES

Two

6c

Do.

Three

6c

Do

Five

5c

THORNE

One

13c

LOW

One

4c

BREVENHAUSER

One

7c

BEGGIE

Three

 

COWAL

One

10c

W. MCDONALD

One

4¾c

H. MCDONALD

Two

3c

A. MURPHY

Two

2c

H. BUCKNER

Ten

6c

DONALDSON and RITCHIE

One

12c

Do

One

5c

Do

One

6c

Do

One

2¾c

Do

Seventeen

11½c.

NEW RUSH (DE BEER’S). –

CUMMONFORD & MURRAY

One

47⅝c

Arie SMUTS

One

28

Do

Seven

 

G. MATTHEWS

One

24c

Drs. EDIE and GIBSON

One

8c

MCHATTIE & Co.

One

10c

Do

One

5c

Do

 

3½c

J. RUSH & Co.

One

9c

Do.

One

4½c

CARTER

One

10c.

DU TOIT’S PAN. –

SAUNDY

One

5¼c

BADENHORST

One

15c

*

One

16c

REITZ & Co.

One

18c

C. H. WILSON

One

3c

Zingari Company

One

7½c

S. T.

One

23½c

CREWES, CRUTCHER & Co.

One

7c.

HEBRON. –

J. H. HEERMAN

One

12½c

Oriental Company

One

1c

B G

One

17⅞c

HOLT

One

1c

O MERIA

One

1¾c

CLOPHAM

One

3½c

Do

One

6¾c

LEEVES

One

10⅞c

WESSELS

Two

3¾c

Van NIEKERK

One

7½c

Van der BERG

One

3½c

Do

Two

3¾c

PLESSIS

One

3¾c

*

One

16¾c

Do

One

5⅞c

Do

One

1½c

De SMIDT

One

1c

NALANT

One

2½c

CLARK

Two

2½c

LASS

One

1¾c

VENTER

One

9c

Van GRASSOUW

One

3¾c

R. ELS

One

1¾c

GREEFF

One

2¼c

THOMPSON

One

1½c

F. T. MOSS

One

16¼c

Do

Three

5c

CRAUSE

One

1¾c

WESSELS

One

2⅞c

R. M. MARGETSTON (of Mamose)

One

19½c

DUGGAN

One

4¼c

NILAND

One

2¼c

LUYT

One

2¼c

DUIVENAAR

One

3½c

Van AARDT

One

20c

HOON

One

7c

*

One

11c

Do

One

7c

SABATTS

Two

5c

WEBSTER

One

14⅞c.

CREMORNE KOPJE. –

W. C. CLIPP

One

7½c

Do

One

1¾c

Do

One

2c

Do

One

1

POSTSCRIPT.

LUCKY. – Mr. AINSLIE’s party have succeeded in unearthing a 28¼ carat diamond at Du Toit’s Pan. Messrs A. BUCKLEY (of Winterberg), G. JACKSON, and several other from this part have also been lucky at the New Rush on De BEER’s farm.

FIVE PASSENGERS from the Fields arrived by GRAY’s cart from Queenstown on Monday. They complained very much of the bad arrangements on the other side of the Orange River. Instead of doing the journey in six or seven days, they managed to reach here on the twelfth day. On Tuesday they started by GRAY’s cart from Grahamstown. Passengers speak highly of the manner in which the line from Queenstown to here is conducted.

THIEVING seems to be on the increase. Complaints from all quarters continue to pour in. On Thursday two natives were apprehended on the high road with two head of cattle in their possession, believed to have been stolen from Mr. MALAN, a farmer on the Koonap. On the same day an inspection of the hiding places at Appies Drie disclosed the carcases of five oxen, which had been skinned. The meat was left, but the skins were taken away, and no doubt disposed of. Sheep skins, in almost unlimited quantity, were found in the same locality. The natives are evidently under extremely lax supervision, and appear to know it, or they would not be quite so daring.

THE CAPE MONTHLY. – The August number of this volume sustains the interest created by the previous numbers. The opening chapter treats of “Mark TWAIN” the celebrated Californian humorist. Numerous and interesting scraps, culled from his literary compositions give an insight into the descriptions of humour for which the author has obtained wide world fame. In letter XI of “Life at the Cape” a very interesting account is given of Grahamstown. The authoress rattles on in her pleasant free and easy manner, giving a description of the City of Settlers. The remainder of the contents comprise: Sun light; On the origin of language, by the Rev. F. W. KOLBE; The battle of Boomplaats; A lady’s reminiscences of Scotland; A climb up the Thebus Berg by Dr. GREY; The Three Graces; Notes on moral matters; Note by the Editor; The South African Museum. We strongly recommend our readers to read this work for themselves. The money will be well spent.

W. T. GILFILLAN, Esq., has been appointed to act as Special Magistrate at the Diamond Fields during the temporary absence of Mr. CAMPBELL.

FIRE. – Considerable damage was done to the residence of Mr. E. BELL, this morning, by fire. It appears that the little boy, playing with matches, set fire to the bed curtains, which spread to the ceiling and roof. The neighbours round were prompt in attendance to assist Mr. BELL, and the fire was soon put out. Mr. BELL was uninsured. He had submitted a proposal which had been accepted, but the premium not being paid, the insurance was of non-effect. – Free Press.

AMONG THE PASSENGERS from England by the Sweden is Mr. P. NIGHTINGALE, late Resident Magistrate and Civil Commissioner of Robertson. He is now on his way to his new appointment as Resident Magistrate and Civil Commissioner of Victoria East, at Alice.

A GOOD EXAMPLE. – The Proprietors of the Graaff-Reinet Herald and Fort Beaufort Advocate supply their papers to the Cradock Public Library free of charge. Other papers please copy: - Register.

JAGERSFONTEIN. – Several small diamonds are reported as being found last week. STOKES’ party, after penetrating a thin bed of “simmels,” have struck a very promising-looking bed of stuff, from which one white frosted diamond of 1½ carats, and two pieces of boart have been washed out. Some diggers from Du Toit’s Pan, visited the farm last Thursday, and report that there is so much resemblance in the stuff of the two diggings that it is highly probable a rush will take place ere long. – Fauresmith Burger.

COFFEE FONTEIN. – The stuff from this farm is pronounced by Du Toit’s Pan diggers to be identical with that of Bultfontein. For the information of the du Toit’s Pan diggers, who will certainly have to move in the summer, in consequence of the want of water, we may mention that Coffee Fontein is situated on the Riet River, where this is any unlimited supply of this needful element. Garnets, agates, rubies, crystals, &c., are found in abundance upon nearly every kopje and rand upon the farm. – Ibid.

MONSTER DAM. – Mr. LYNCH, of Reddersburg, is just bringing to a conclusion one of the most gigantic works ever undertaken by a single individual in South Africa. Some three years ago he bought a farm within an hour of Reddersburg. A weak fountain supplied a little garden with just enough water for a few vegetables. This was a state of things which Mr. LYNCH justly viewed with dissatisfaction, and as the farm presented peculiar facilities for dam making, he determined to go in for the biggest he could get for his money. The site for the wall was marked out, and when the Doppers saw it, they pronounced LYNCH to be “mal.” Mr. LYNCH, however, knew what he was about, and persevered, and now, after a three years labour, the dam is approaching completion. The wall is eight hundred yards long, and in some places it is thirty feet high. It has a drainage of about forty square miles. When full, the superfluous water will run out around a kopje. An old farm house will also be covered. Last summer a heavy thunderstorm broke over the dam, and Mr. LYNCH, feeling that the retention of the water would endanger the successful completion of the undertaking, allowed it to escape through sic large iron pipes which he had caused to be placed in the wall. The water rain in a copious stream for six weeks. When fall, which it certainly will be one day, on account of the immense extent of back country which it drains, Mr. LYNCH reckons that he will have water enough for a water mill, wool-washery, and lands, for three years, supposing not a drop of rain falls in that time. – Fauresmith Burger.

LATEST TELEGRAM.
Advocate Office,
Fort Beaufort,
Wednesday, 16th August.
KING WILLIAM’S TOWN.
Tuesday, 15th August.
The Rev. Tyo SOGA died in the Transkei on Saturday last and was buried on Tuesday the 15th. Cause of death congestion of the lungs.
Wednesday, 16th August.
MAIL STEAMER “Saxon” arrived at half-past five yesterday afternoon with news to 10th of July.
Passengers for Algoa Bay: -
Mr. and Mrs. HOMES and child.

Saturday, August 26, 1871.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the Insolvent Estate of Hugh Edward MCTAGGART, of Fort Beaufort, General Agent.
All Persons claiming to be Creditors in the above Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected and confirmed as Trustee in the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Fort Beaufort, on Saturday, the 2nd day of September, 1871, 10 o’clock a.m., for the proof of debts for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the Estate; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before the above date, otherwise proceedings will be instituted against them.
John QUIN, Provl. Trustee.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the Insolvent Estate of William HARVEY, of Fort Beaufort, Carpenter.
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected and confirmed as Trustee in the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Fort Beaufort, on Saturday, the 9th September, 1871, 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate; and all Persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before the above date, otherwise proceedings will be instituted against them.
John QUIN, Provl. Trustee.

DIAMOND FIELD.

THE REPORTED finds for the week are good, embracing some large finds, there being one good diamond of 78 carats unearthed.

FIFTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS has been offered and refused for a single claim at De Beer’s.

TIMBER is pet selling at a very high price – nearly double what it was two months ago.

THE NEW RUSH at De Beer’s is turning out marvellously well, and people are giving fabulous prices for half, or even a quarter, of a claim. The instances of individual luck beat anything yet known on these diggings. We know of per of persons who have turned out as many as twelve good stones in one day – aye, even before dinner! It would be difficult to exaggerate the richness of the wonderful place, which is well-nigh turning the brains of all men on the fields. – News.

GOLD. – The News says – We have just seen a specimen of gold dust found in the river washings at Forlorn Hope, between Delport’s Hope and Gong-Gong. The gentlemen who showed it to us, informs us that he accidentally catches in this way about 30 grains a day, but that were it specially washed for, much more might be obtained.

DE BEER’S FIELDS. – This diamond estate – the richest yet known – is now the property of Mr. Alfred EBDEN, of Port Elizabeth, who has employed Mr. G. F. STEGMANN to make a survey of the same, and afterwards to lay out a town there. Mr. EBDEN will shortly offer erven for sale, by auction, on a day hereafter to be names.

COMMOTION IN WATERBOER’S CAMP. – A report is in circulation here of a commotion amongst WATERBOER’s people, which it is though will result in the desposition of WATERBOER and the election of Klaas KRUGER to the “Captaincy.” As far as we can learn, WATERBOER and Mr. ARNET attended the Raad on their return home from Bloemhoff, and a quarrel took place in which Klaas KRUGER took the lead. The Raad sided with KRUGER, and the people are reported to almost unanimously side with the Raad. – Field

FINDS.

PNIEL. –

STONE

1

*

1

Dutchman

1

7

*

1

4

LASKER

1

 

G. B.

1

2⅜

Capt. BAILEY

1

CORBETT

1

WALLACE

1

*

1

2

HURFORD

2.

 

MOONLIGHT. -                 

A. STANTON, late of STANTON’s party, Grahamstown

1

1⅛

Do

1

5⅛

Do

1

2⅛

Do

1

4

Do

1

1

Do

1

Do

1

3⅜

SPALDING

1

17¾

Do

1

Do

1

BISHOP

1

9

J. STRONG’s party

1

Do

1

MORRISON

1

Do

1

1⅜

WYNTHROP & PHILIPS

1

42½

Do

1

19½.

FORLORN HOPE. –

BLACKBURN

One

10

Do

One

4

Do

One

4

Do

One

Do

6

 

*

2

MAYNARD

One

8

Do

One

6

HANS

One

6

Do

One

2

*

One

LANIGAN

One.

 

HEBRON. –

J. H. HEERMAN

One

13¼

Oriental Company

One

 

B. G.

One

17½

HOLT

One

 

O’MERIA

One

CHOPHAM

One

Do

One

LEWIS

One

20½

WESSELS

2

Van NIEKERK

One

Van der BERG

One

Do.

One

PLESSIS

One

3⅜

MURISON

One

1⅜

CLARKE

One

3

Do

One

De SMIDT

one

 

NALENT

One

CLARK

2

LASS

One

VENTER

One

Van GRASSOUG

One

3

R. ELS

One

GRIET

One

THOMPSON

One

F. T. MOSS

One

16¼

Do

3

5

R. M. MARGETSON

One

19½

DUGGON

One

LUYT

One

NILAND

One

2⅞

DUIVENAAR

One

Van ARDT

One

20

HOOX

One

SABATA

2

5

Webster

One

15.

     

NEW RUSH (DE BEER’S) –

Arie SMUTS

One

42

Do

One

18

Do

20

 

G. BENNICK & Co.

One

Do

One

2⅜

Do

9

10½

BUCKLEY

One

53

Do

4

 

*

4

7

G. BRADSHAW

One

4

Do

One

*

One

12½

Do

One

do

One

4

Do

One

3

Do

One

2

F. HOLDER

One

4

Do

2

1

JENNINGS

One

14

Do

One

1

GREAVES & ANDREWS

One

14

Do

One

4

Do

One

3

B. CAWOOD

One

1

Capt. FINLASON’s party

One

 

Zingari Co.

One

Do

One

1

Geo. JACKSON

One

37½

Bhas LEPPAN

One

23½

Do

13

 

Do

14.

 

LATEST TELEGRAM.
Tuesday, August 22.
MR. BUCKLEY, of Winterberg, last week turned out 26 diamonds – the largest 52 carats – in three consecutive days, at De Beer’s New Rush. One day he found 12, the next 8, and the following 6. – Another part, also, in three days turned out 25 or 26 diamonds – the largest 48 carats, the remainder averaging from 3 to 6 carats; and on Tuesday news reached here that he found a great many more – amongst them a 36 carat.

DIED, at Du Toit’s Pan, Diamond Fields, on the 13th inst., Mr. William Henry WARREN (late of Fort Beaufort), aged 38 years.
Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

Saturday, September 2, 1871.

REMINISCENCES OF THE LAST KAFIR WAR.
Just Published, a work of about 200 pages, crown 8vo. Cloth, entitled “Reminiscences of the last Kafir war,” by Mr. J. MCKAY, late Sergeant in H.M. 74th Highlanders.
This little book gives a faithful portraiture of the stirring events associated with the last Kafir Outbreak and Hottentot Rebellion, and will be found highly interesting.
RICHARDS, GLANVILLE & Co.

DIED. – At Fort Beaufort on Wednesday last the 23rd inst. Elizabeth PEDLAR, aged 87 years. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1820.

DIED, at Aliwal North on the 8th August, from Rheumatism and Typhus Fever, Sarah Ann, the beloved Wife of John WILLS, aged 27 years.
“Yes, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours.”
Friends at Adelaide and Fort Beaufort will please accept this notice.

MISCELLANEOUS.

CAPT. RORKE M.L.A. has returned home from Cape Town.

Mr. C. A. SMITH, M.L.A. has returned from his parliamentary labors, and passed through to his residence at Hertzog last week.

DURING the past few days Messrs J. H. BROWN, M.L.A., F. H. HOPLEY, M.L.A. and S. LOXTON, M.L.A., passed through Fort Beaufort on their way homewards.

WE HAVE TO record the demise of another Old Settler, Mrs. PEDLAR. The deceased had reached the ripe age of 87, and leaves numerous relatives to mourn her loss.

CULPABLE HOMICIDE. – A case of culpable homicide occurred on Saturday last at the Tambookie Location, after a beer drinking meeting. A quarrel, we understand, took place about a blanket, during which an old man struck a young man three times before a blow was returned. The young man then, however, retaliated in such earnest as to kill the old man, and has since fled from justice. The company present, it appears, were all so thoroughly drunk as to have but a very indistinct remembrance of what took place. The name of the accused is MAVOAMA, and of the deceased PRESENT. Dr. THORNE, District Surgeon, has made the usual post mortem examination of the deceased. – Representative.

A NEW Masonic Lodge has been opened at K. W. Town, with great ceremony. A large attendance of the B.B. from various parts were present on the occasion.

MR. J. C. MOLTENO has proceeded to England by the Roman, with a view to re-establish his shattered health. The hon. Gentleman received a congratulatory Address, numerously signed, before his departure.

THE FEDERATION COMMISSION. – Mr. CAMPBELL, Special Magistrate at the Diamond Fields has been examined by the Commission, and he recommends, if the colony be divided, the formation of three or more provinces.

PARLIAMENTARY. – It is notified, by proclamation in the Government Gazette of the 18th ult., that Tuesday, the 19th day of September next, has been appointed as the day for the examination of candidates for the vacancies in the House of Assembly for the electoral divisions of East London and Queen’s Town, in the place of Mr. C. J. WOLLASTON and the late J. C. WARNER.

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR. – It is said that Sir HENRY and Lady BARKLY and suite will leave Cape Town at the same time as the Circuit Judge, - who, on this occasion, is to be the Chief Justice, - and travel as far as George in his company. From George the Governor’s party will, it is said, proceed to Graham’s Town. – Argus.

A NOVELTY IN WATCHES. – We have just seen, at the establishment of Mr. A. FISCHER, the latest novelty in watchmaking, that is, a watch which does not require winding-up at all! The apparatus which supplies the motive power is connected with the lid or outer case of the watch, and if the watch be opened and shut four times in one day it will continue to go. In other words, the winding-up is effected by opening and shutting of the watch. An ingenious contrivance prevents over-winding. It is no matter if the watch be opened and shut a hundred times in a day, it cannot be over-wound. This watch is also fitted with a peculiar apparatus at the side of the dial (like a stop watch) for setting the hands, so that the inner part of the watch has never to be opened at all. Mr. FISCHER assures that this new invention is an admirable one, and not likely to got out of order. – E.P. Herald.

THE BLUE GUM. – The value of the leaved of the blue-gum as an effective febrifuge is put strongly forward by Dr. LORINSER, of Vienna, who adduces statistical evidence based upon actual experiment in support of his views. Isn’t it on record that the population of Algeria attribute to the blue-gum acclimatised by His Imperial Majesty of France the property of repelling fevers from the districts where the trees have been planted, and they emphasise their view by designating this variety of the eucalyptus the fever tree?

ALICE.
(Communicated.)
As we had been last week in daily anticipation of the arrival of Mr. NIGHTINGALE and the consequent departure of our Acting Magistrate, the accompanying Address to Mr. MADER was drawn up and, considering the shortness of the time, numerously signed. According to previous arrangement, a deputation of gentlemen waited upon Mr. MADER on Friday the 19th inst., in the Court Room, when Dr. PALMER (in the absence, through the indisposition of the Rev. Dr. STEWART) read the address. Mr. MADER, then, with evident feeling, read his reply; after which Mr. GOODCHILD, as a legal practitioner of the Court, in a few words bore testimony to the very high character of the Court, and to the impartiality and urbanity of Mr. MADER on the bench. Mr MADER warmly thanked Mr. GOODCHILD for his kind expressions, and complimented him upon the ability which he had always displayed in his profession. Dr. PALMER then, in a few well turned periods testified to the kind co-operation he had always experienced at the hands of Mr. MADER as a Government official, and as a gentleman. This being suitably replied to, Mr. HARPER, as representing the commercial interest, and Mr. WYNNE representing the farmers, expressed their kind feelings towards MR. MADER; and after thanks had been warmly tendered to them, the deputation withdrew, Mr. MADER shaking hands heartily at leaving.

POSTSCRIPT.

“ZINGARI,” – A Capital portrait of the Hon. Mr. SOUTHEY appears in the last number of the Zingari.

DIAMONDS. – The diamond excitement is very great. The finds by Queenstown parties have been so numerous as almost to turn people’s minds. The diamond found by H. GOLDING’s party has been disposed of in Queenstown for £790. We saw a piece of the diamond matric yesterday morning in possession of Mr. C. BROWN with the diamond imbedded in it. The diamond is small but perfect. – Free Press.

OBITUARY. – We regret to have to chronicle the decease, on Saturday evening last, of Mrs. P. SERGEANT of Queenstown, who leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their irreparable bereavement. – Representative.

MR. THOS. W. TOBIN, Secretary and Lecturer, Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, writes us (Friend) from Grahamstown, under date July 28, as follows:
“I can assure you that I have a favorable picture of the future of South Africa; its mineral wealth is as yet unknown. Diamonds I look upon as the key that must open up the treasures of the hidden stratified rocks. On my arrival in England I have a most interesting tale to relate, not only that the diamond fields are a reality, but I am in a position to prove my statement in the finds realized on the fields; and its mineral wealth untold.” Mr. TOBIN is now in Capetown en route to England.

Saturday, September 9, 1871.

BIRTH at King William’s Town, on Saturday, 2nd September, 1871, - the wife of Mr. Henry McDONALD, of a Son.

MISCELLANEOUS.

DIAMONDS – Messrs. WALLACH and SONNENBERG passed through to Port Elizabeth by the post cart on Thursday. They had with them a fine collection of diamonds – the finest we have ever seen, - consisting of some two thousand in number, and from one carat up to fifty.

CIRCUIT COURT. – His Honor Mr. Justice DWYER arrived here on Thursday, and opened the Court on Friday. Advocates BARRY, THOMPSON, STOCKENSTROM, DE WET and BROWN preceded his lordship. Mr. Advocate BARRY acted as public prosecutor. There were 17 criminal cases in all.

THE REV. DR. RICARDS, R.C. Bishop arrived here on Monday evening, and held a Confirmation next day, at which about a dozen young people were confirmed. He left the same afternoon for King William’s Town. It is the intention of his Lordship, we understand, to proceed on a trip to the Diamond Fields.

MR. J. W. SAUER, Attorney and Notary has settled in this town. We wish him every success in his professional career. – Aliwal Observer.

MR. F. W. POWRIE died unexpectedly, after a few hours’ illness, during the night between Saturday and Sunday last. The funeral, which was numerously attended, took place on the following Monday. – Ibid.

Mr. J. H. BROWN, M.L.A., of the firm of CALDECOTT and BROWN of Aliwal North, leaves early next week to take up his temporary residence at the Diamond Fields (Du Toit’s Pan), where he will remain for some months. Mr. BROWN, we understand, will practice his profession there, thus affording the Colonial creditors a good opportunity for recovering amounts due by debtors at the Fields, &c. – Ibid.

Dr. JAS. BELL. – We notice that Dr. BELL, (cousin of the Messrs. BELL of Queen’s Town) has arrived in Grahamstown and intends to practice in the Colony as a surgeon dentist, and medical doctor. It is expected that Dr. BELL will pay a visit to Queenstown prior to finally settling his future place of residence.

A NEW TOWN. – A correspondent to the Aliwal Observer writes from Dordrecht: - “Mr. AYLIFF, R.M., is at present up in the Longkloof, having gone there to make arrangements for the laying out of the new town in that neighbourhood. When His Excellency the Governor was there a deputation from Longkloof waited on him and requested permission to lay out a new town, and that they might be permitted to call it ‘Barkly,’ a request he graciously acceded to.”

MR STAFFORD PARKER has purchased Mr. SALMOND’s Hotel at Pniel. He intends to remove it to Du Toit’s Pan, and to fit up with bedrooms, &c. The price, we believe was £900.

THE FEDERATION COMMISSION. – Mr. MOLTENO, M.L.A. has resigned as a member of the Federation Commission, and Mr. PORTER, M.L.A., has been appointed in his stead.

RICHMOND. – This village is almost deserted, so many persons having proceeded to the Diamond Fields. – A man named David AMERA has been apprehended and lodged in gaol. He is charged with having set fire to Mr. M. A. VERMEULEN’s house, which was recently burnt down.

OFF TO THE FIELDS. – Mr. C. MOUAT is about leaving Queenstown on a visit to the Fields. Mr. Attorney CORYNDON, when his Circuit duties are completed will proceed thither and make the fields his residence for some time, so will Mr. Attorney BROWN from Aliwal. The Diamond News is to be removed to Du Toit’s Pan. The Aliwal Observer is to be discontinued and published free as an advertising sheet at the same place. We believe arrangements are also being made for the publication of a new paper at Hebron, or elsewhere at the fields to be called “The Digger’s Hope.” Certainly the life and energy of the country is concentrating at the Vaal. – Free Press.

A DUTCHMAN at Du Toit’s Pan is driving a roaring trade, by pretending to a super-human presence, a marvellous intelligence as to the richness of claims, and the probable luck of their owners. After simply gazing upon the palm of their hands – when the trifling preliminary of crossing his own with silver has been satisfactorily disposed of – he lifts up his voice and gushed in prophecy. Nor is his mystic lore confined to diamonds. Secrets unknown to all are clear as day to his gaze! The starts in their courses whisper secretly unto him, the book Fate lies open, and the life of a mortal can be read like a scroll. The dim mysterious future has been hidden from the wise and prudent only to be revealed to – oh, bathos! – a Dutchman! – Diamond Field

POSTSCRIPT.

MR. WEHMEYER has been acquitted of the charge of fraud brought against him.

A REQUISITION t0 W. FLEMING, Esq., is in course of signature in this district.

MACOMO, we are informed on good authority, was in Alice on Thursday last. He had left his cattle at the Gomash, near Alice, and proceeded to King Williamstown; and, we presume, has now returned to fetch them.

THE PORT ELIZABETH “Reform Association, we understand, has asked Mr. W. AYLIFF to become a candidate for the vacant seat in the Council, in opposition to Mr. W. FLEMING. Mr. AYLIFF, we believe, will decline the proposed honor. According to the E. P. Herald, the “Reformers” have had a sort of secret meeting, on the strength of which the Herald consoles itself that “they are not quite asleep.” We think the mess the Port Elizabeth people have made of the Separation League ought to be a caution.

Saturday, September 16, 1871.

THE GREAT DIAMOND CASE
The Undersigned begs to return his sincere thanks to those kind friends and the public in general, who have sympathised with him during his Trial; and begs to caution them against the Serpent, the Scorpion, and the Centipede, as they are dangerous reptiles, and ought to be scorched whenever seen; as also against the aged Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, who, he is afraid, cannot say with Shakespeare’s Shepherd – “I am a true laborer; I earn that I eat; get that I wear; I owe no man hate; envy no man’s happiness, glad of other men’s good, content with my harm.”
W. ESTMENT.
Fort Beaufort, 12th Sept. 1871.

MISCELLANEOUS.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. – The letter signed “James MCKAY,” on the Police Force, will appear in our next.

THE PASSENGER traffic through this town has been very considerable of late. Mr. GRAY runs his carts twice a week or oftener between this and Queen’s Town and Graham’s Town.

Mr. LOXTON, M.L.A. for Queenstown, who has been here this week, informs us that the Katberg Road, under the superintendence of Mr. FLETCHER, has been much improved.

MR. W. KNIGHT, M.L.A. arrived here on Saturday evening from Port Elizabeth for the purpose of endeavouring to overcome Mr. W. AYLIFF’s reluctance to contest the election with Mr. FLEMING. He was unable however to shake MR. AYLIFF’s decision. On Tuesday Mr. KNIGHT left for K. W. Town, at the instigation we believe of the Reform Association in Port Elizabeth, to try whether an Anti-Responsible could not be found in Kaffraria to take the Reform ticket. Mr. J. WALKER has been solicited, but he has declined.

A NUMEROUSLY signed requisition to Mr. W. FLEMING from this place, we believe, has been forwarded. We understand that one requisition if not more to the same gentleman, is being signed in the Stockenstrom district. From K. W. Town also a requisition has been sent; and it is probable that one will go from Grahamstown. A very large requisition from Port Elizabeth, it is said has been sent to Mr. W. FLEMING.

HAILSTORM. – A terrific storm of hail passed over Mr. SCHOEMAN’s farm, Leeuwfontein, on Friday last. Mr. SCHOEMAN says that he never saw anything to equal the storm in severity. The whole of his garden was battered to pieces, and all the fruit knocked off the trees. The veldt was completely covered with hail several inches in thickness. The hailstones were unusually large.

FISCHER. – We are informed that the convict FISCHER, of Post-Office notoriety, who was sentenced to 17 years, was liberated yesterday, on condition that he absents himself from the colony for three years. It is said that he will leave for Boston per C. F. Perry, to sail in a few days.

AN extensive seam of coal has been discovered on farm of Mr. van WYK about two hours’ ride from Burghersdorp.

A REQUISITION to Wm. FLEMING, Esq., to re-enter the Legislative Council is now in course of signature in King William’s Town.

THE CAPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE. – We have to acknowledge the receipt of the September number of the Cape Monthly Magazine, which contains an unusually large amount of interesting matter, and well sustains the prestige of this interesting periodical. We have not time to-day to do more than give a list of the contents of the present number, which are as follows: -
Sir John HERSCHEL at the Cape, by Sir Thomas MACLEAR, F.R.S., Part I;
The Farewell;
South African agriculture by F. W. REITZ, Esq., M.L.A.;
Thoughts;
Ostriches and Ostrich-farming;
Life at the Cape, by a Lady – Letter XII;
The Young Wife’s Song;
The Auld Wife’s Song;
Mistaken Identity;
On the Geology of the Cape Peninsular along the shores of False Bay;
Shell Caves;
“Let there be Light;”
Science and Religion;
Notes on Rural Matters; and
Notes.
The article on ostrich and ostrich-farming is interesting and important, as tending to promote a branch of industry which will yet yield a most profitable return. In the lady’s letter about life at the Cape we have a sketch of certain Graham’s Town celebrities, the Bishop “with charming white hair.” Archdeacon MERRIMAN, the Rev. Thomas GUARD, and Dr. RICARDS among the number.

CAPTAIN TINLEY. – The Argus is informed that the Governor has given Captain TINLEY to understand that on the first convenient opportunity he will be transferred to some other appointment. This must be satisfactory, not merely to the inhabitants of Beaufort West, but to Captain TINLEY himself. It is impossible that the existing relations between the Magistrate and the people of the division can be continued much longer.

THE HON. R, SOUTHEY is mentioned as the future Lieutenant-Governor of Natal.

Mr. UNGER, the diamond merchant, has been apprehended and lodged in the gaol at Klip Drift, on a charge of Insolvency, prior to leaving Scotland. Bail was taken to the amount of £4000.

PERCY NIGHTINGALE, Esq., has arrived and taken up his position as C.C. and R.M. of Alice.

POSTSCRIPT.

THE HON. MR. GODLONTON has been on a visit to Fort Beaufort this week.

“THE DIAMOND NEWS.” – The first issue of this paper at Dutoitspan, has appeared in the hope of an “extra,” dated 2nd inst.

BALLOON ASCENT. – A balloon was sent up by Mr. F. GRAY on Thursday morning in honour of the visit of Bishop RICARDS. The word “welcome’ in large characters surrounded the balloon. – K. W. T. Gazette.

SUDDEN DEATH. – We regret to hear that Mr. D. DALLAS died suddenly at the fields on Saturday evening the 2nd inst. Deceased was apparently in robust health had worked in the claim from early dawn till night, when he partook of tea at the usual hour. Almost immediately after he complained, and before long was a corpse. Two other parties died suddenly the same day. Mr. DALLAS will be remembered as for some time the publisher of the Queenstown Representative.

MURDER. – A transport-rider, said to be named GRAVETT, while on the road from Bloemhof, has been apprehended by the Justice of the Peace, Mr. Piet van ZYL of Vet-river and lodged in the Boshof gaol, charged on his own confession, with the murder of a native servant (a Boesman Kafir) on the farm of Mr. WATERS, Barber’s Laagte, near Jan HERMAN’s, and net the Vet river. The unfortunate victim, whose body was discovered by Mr. van ZYL near the road, is said to have had seven holes or wounds in his head. – Friend.

LATEST TELEGRAMS.
Advocate Office,
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1871.
THE STEAMER ‘Carolina’ arrived in Table Bay from England, with news to the 7th August.
Among the passengers by the Caroline are Archdeacon BADNALL and family.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
R.M.S. ‘NORTHAM’ just arrived.
Passengers for Algoa Bay –
Mr. ATKINSON,
Miss SOLOMON, and
Mr. MONTAGU.

Saturday, September 23, 1871.

FLEMING and no selfish Cliquery. FLEMING and Public Works
Not Separation! FLEMING and Progress. FLEMING, AND no Humbug.
FLEMING for the Council! Responsible Government and Federation.
FLEMING and Freedom! FLEMING and Straightforwardness!
Transcriber’s Note [The above phrases were printed on all the headers and footers of this week’s issue]

MISCELLANEOUS.

MR. FLEMING is likely to receive considerable support in Victoria East and Peddie.

ABOUT forty men, recently enlisted in Cape Town for the Mounted Police, passed through to Somerset East on Monday. They are to be placed under the command of Inspector NESBITT.

HINT. – Aliwal North has increased its list of registered voters by 500 since 1867. The Graham’s Town electoral list has decreased by about 1300 voters.

A NUMEROUSLY and respectably signed requisition has been got up in this town for presentation to W. FLEMING Esq., requesting that gentleman to allow himself to be put in nomination for re-election to the Legislative Council. – Gazette.

TREE-PLANTING FOR FUEL. – At a late meeting of the Municipal Board of Uitenhage, Dr. DYER moved, “That in order to secure a future supply of firewood it is desirable to enclose a suitable plot of ground to plant trees; and that Messrs MOSEL and the mover be appointed a committee to see what steps should be taken in the matter.” Carried aem. com

EXODUS TO THE FIELDS. – The diamond fever is by no means abating so far as King Williamstown is concerned. Yesterday several wagons, containing probably fifty passengers left for the Fields, and by the end of the week 20 wagons will have left this within five days, all bound for the El Dorado. – Gazette.

LIST of Unclaimed Letters lying in the Post Office at Balfour, on 20th September 1871: -
ADAMS, Exseen
ARMSTRONG, Mr. Wm.
ARMSTRONG, Miss S.J.
BEZUIDENHOUD, Mrs. M. A.
DARRELL, J.
DARRALL, Mrs. A.
HOFFELD, Mr. Philip
HAFFIELDT, Mr. J.
JURRIE, Mrs. B.
KETTLEDAS, Miss Annie
LOTTERING, Jannky
NOAH, Mr. Benjamin
RUITERS, Dortje
SMITH, T. E.
VOLTERING, Nat
Ambrose J. GREEN, Post Master.
MORTALITY AT DU TOIT’S PAN. – We regret to have to state that several deaths have taken place in this Camp during the past week. Amongst those deceased are Messrs PONSONBY, DALLAS, and MCFARLANE. The names of the others we have not been able to ascertain. – News.

ST MARY’S HOSPITAL. – We are glad to learn that the Roman Catholics of this camp (Du Toit’s Pan) have opened an hospital at Bultfontein, and are appealing successfully for aid in maintaining the same. We believe some seven patients are already being cared for in the asylum. – Ibid.

RESURRECTION BUTTER. – A correspondent to the Farm supplies the following: - Having heard a short time ago that a gentleman up-country obtained butter by burying the cream in the ground, and that he constantly supplied his batchelor wants, I was curious to verify the fact, and having received directions, I have adopted them with success as follows: - I obtained a quart of cream; dug a hole in the ground, a little more than a foot deep; tied up the cream in cloth, like a pudding, and buried it, pressing in the soil with the foot, and placing the grass sod on the top. This was about sun-down, and on its being exumed the next morning, there was a solid lump of butter, weighing a full pound, and which, on being washed in the usual way, was pronounced as good fresh butter as if churned. I have mentioned this to several friends, who have since tried it, with like success. I cannot however, understand how it is effected; whether pressure and absorbtion alone will do it, or whether there is any chemical or other influence in the ground.

POSTSCRIPT.

THE GRAAFF-REINET HERALD did not come to hand this week.

THE UITENHAGE TIMES has not put in an appearance for nearly four months.

MR. SPRIGG passed through this place yesterday, en route to Bedford.

WE ARE informed that a movement in favor of Mr. FLEMING is being made in Victoria East and in Queenstown.

A LARGE Committee has been formed here for the promotion of Mr. FLEMING’s election. We understand that committees are also in course of formation in the district of Stockenstrom.

Mr. J. M. ORPEN, of Aliwal North has been returned without opposition as a representative of Queenstown. The show of hands was in favor of Mr. FROST, but this gentleman declined the honour. Mr ORPEN we believe is in favor of Responsible Government.

MR. J. G. SPRIGG has been returned for East London. He was opposed by Mr. TAPSON, who stood forward as an Anti-Responsible. After each candidate had addressed the electors, a show of hands was called for, when an overwhelming majority declared for Mr. SPRIGG. Mr. TAPSON, who is a highly respected resident, then said that after the decided expression of opinion given by the electors, he would withdraw, in favor of Mr. SPRIGG.

SIR ROBERT STANFORD has been put on the Queen’s pension-list for £100 on account of the losses sustained by him while supporting the Government at the Cape in 1849.

CHANGES IN THE CONTROL DEPARTMENT. – It is rumoured that Assistant-Com-General D. STANDEN, will shortly retire on full pension from the Control Department, and that A. C. G. NAPIER will remain in charge in King Williams Town.

MILITARY. – In the London Gazette of July 21, we find the following promotions announced:
11th Foot, Major W. H. CROMPTON to be Lieut-Colonel, by purchase, vice Brevet Colonel A. F. JENDER, who retires;
Captain W. T. CORRIE to be Major, by purchase, vice CROMPTON;
Lieut. F. F. GIBBON to be Captain by purchase, vice CORRIE;
Ensign C. F. MORGAN to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice GIBBONS.

Saturday, September 30, 1871.

MISCELLANEOUS.

MR. GLANVILLE, of the Journal, passed through on Saturday last on his way to the Fields.

COBBE AND COLE, the American transport speculators, start, it is said, an experimental bus early next week.

IT IS estimated that more than £100,000 in gold has passed through this town within the past few days in the possession of diamond buyers and others bound for the Fields.

MR. ZIERVOGEL, M.L.A., is seriously indisposed at Clanwilliam.

A CLERGYMAN in Connecticut boasts the title of Rev. Hezekiah FIDDLE, D.D.

MR. A. MCINTOSH, of Kaffraria, has found a hundred and twenty diamonds in four weeks.

MR. BLAKE of the Midland Province found no less than 100 diamonds in four weeks.

IT IS SAID that Captain TINLEY of Beaufort West has been promoted to Calvinia, on the extreme Northern border.

THE Cradock paper reports that one of the Basuto chieftains is supplying laborers to the diamond diggers at the rate of 15s per month, per man.

DEATH OF MAJOR TUITE. – The decease of Major TUITE is announced in the English papers as having taken place on the 23rd July last.

IT IS estimated that diamonds to the value of £50,000 or £60,000 were posted at Port Elizabeth by the last mail steamer besides those shipped in the ordinary way.

IT IS STATED that Captain MILES, who was formerly in the 13th Hussars, is about to proceed to South Africa to take up am appointment as superintendent of convicts.

AN AMERICAN PAPER observes, as a curious fact, demonstrated by the recent British Census, that the population of Ireland is actually less than the number of Irish who are now in the United States.

THE DEATH of Colonel George William Fordyce BUCHAN is announced. He served with the 74th Regiment in the Kafir War of 1851, and afterwards with the Scots Fusilier Guards at the seige of Sebastopol.

MR. Alfred Fletcher HOLDEN, of the Cape of Good Hope having undergone the necessary examinations for the diploma, was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England on July 25.
FIFTEEN SHILLINGS have been paid for a hogshead of water at De Beer’s, Diamondfields, ten shillings for a small cask or half aum; and five shillings has even been refused for a bucket of water. – Watchman.

FIVE PASSENGERS en route to the Fields by the Inland Transport Company, Capetown, have been nearly poisoned on the farm Brakfontein. It is supposed the fare partaken of must have been cooked in some vessel which had formerly contained poison.

MR. MICHAEL GEORGE DOUBELL, one of the 1820 settlers, died on his farm in the Uitenhage district on the 10th instant. He was a native of Kent, and fought in the British army in the memorable battle of Waterloo. He was 71 years and 10 months old.

C. PIERS, Esq., Postmaster-General, is now most probably at the Diamond Fields, for the purpose of organizing an efficient system of postal communication between Capetown and Klipdrift, and Klipdrift and Port Elizabeth. Mr. PIERS was to leave Capetown, in company with Mr. CAMPBELL, Special Magistrate, on Thursday, the 7th inst. We trust he will be successful in reforming the abuses so long and loudly complained of which reference to the Klipdrift mails. It is probable that Mr. PIERS will visit Colesberg before returning to Capetown. – Colesberg Advertiser.

SUDDEN DEATH. – We regret to record the sudden death of Mr. H. C. HALLIER, pianoforte tuner of this town, who was found dead in his bed on Thursday morning. The deceased had been suffering for some years past apparantly from a chest or pulmonary affection, and on Wednesday evening had partaken of a cup of tea and part of a pancake kindly supplied by a near neighbour, for which he expressed his thanks; but in the morning when the same kind friend went in with a cup of coffee and to see how he was, Mr. H. was a corpse. The deceased was a quiet, unobtrusive, and inoffensive man, and was much respected by those who knew him, but he lived very penuriously. The funeral took place on Friday morning. We understand that after his desease a sum of over £300 was found in his dwelling, together with title deeds to no less than seven different properties, and yet he in his lifetime appeared to be poor, and seemed to deny himself of those comforts common necessaties which are calculated to prolong and render life enjoyable. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. HALLIER, formerly of Graham’s Town, and was about 54 years of age. – Watchman.

DIAMOND FIELDS.

A MR. HUMPHRIES has found a diamond of 150 carats at Dorstfontein.

THERE are no end of New Rushes. The diggers surge about like seaweed.

BRITISH post offices are to be erected immediately at Hebron, Dutoitspan, and De Beers’s.

A GOOD sized diamond has been found near Winburg, Orange Free State. It weighs 13½ carats.

MESSRS BEANING AND MARTIN have purchased a private well, and intend erecting baths at their establishment. This is decidedly a step in the right direction.

SMALL CHANGE is exceedingly scarce here at present. Any one from the Colony bringing up with him £400 or £500 worth of silver currency could at once make 5 per cent, on the transaction.

A FIFTY carat diamond was found in the stuff thrown out of a sieve at Dr Beer’s the other day, by a little boy. A Dutchman who was near claimed it and took it from him; but the case being brought before the Committee, he had to restore it.

VISCOUNT HEREFORD, with his companion Mr. SHEWEN, have paid Du Toit’s Pan a visit during the past week. We believe they contemplate journeying on to Natal, via the Free State. Capt. FINLASON did the honors of the camp during his Lordship’s stay there.

MESSRS. HENRY CHRISTIAN and JONES, of Port Elizabeth, partners with Mr. EBDEN in the proprietorship of De Beer’s are now on a visit to the Fields, and will no doubt make themselves fully acquainted with the requirements of the diggers and the necessities of the situation.

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, the 8th inst., Mr. J. J. JOUBERT was knocked down, within the Dorstfontein Camp, by three ruffians – supposed to have been white men – and robbed of several diamonds and above £5 in cash. A reward of £25 has been offered for their detection.

THE RIGHT REV. DR. WEBB, Bishop of Bloemfontein, arrived at Du Toit’s Pan, accompanied by the Rev, D, G, CROGHAN, on Saturday last. On Sunday, and on several succeeding days, his Lordship held services in that Camp and at De Beer’s, and preached to large congregations.

ON MONDAY NIGHT LAST, about half-past 8 o’clock, as Mr. J. DENHAM was returning from Du Toit’s Pan to his tent at the New RUSH, Colesberg Kop, De Beer’s, he was struck from his horse by a tall powerful white man. There were three men in company, and while lying on the ground the ruffians most brutally kicked him, but fortunately, as he was becoming insensible, some people came in view, and the ruffians decamped.

THE NEWS of the death of Mr. Attorney EDINGTON, which took place at Pniel on Thursday morning last, was received with deep regret by all on the Fields who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. No sooner was the case of Mr. UNGER, to which he had devoted himself with his usual energy, concluded, than he complained of indisposition, and became so rapidly worse that in spite of all that medical aid could effect, he expired exactly a week after the termination of the suit, of which he had conducted the defence so admirably.

DR. W. Guybon ATHERSTONE has, since his return from the Fields, reported most unfavourably of the prospect of the great digger encampment at Dutoitspan proving at all healthy during the coming heat of summer. The Doctor says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, a pestilence will arise that will spread its deadly influence far and wide, like a Mauritius fever and the London plague.”
“Just fancy,” Dr ATHERSTONE remarks, “the organic debris of 20,000 persons with their belongings, canine, equine, asinine, and bovine, deposited on the edge of a pan without outlet.

FINDS.

DORSTFONTEIN. –

HUMPHRIES

One

150c

LEBCENF

One

4c

O. SMITH

Six

2½c

W. JORDAN

One

5½c

Do

Two

 

TURPIN’s Co

One

21c

LOCKWOOD

One

1½c

J. WALKER

One

5½c

J. SMITH

One

16½c

Do

One

2c

J. COECA

One

4½c

Do

One

3½c

FOREMAN

One

18c

HAMILTON and BLAKE

One

20c

HAMILTON

One

12c

GOUS

One

2c

Do

Two

 

TARRY’s party

One

45½c

Do

One

5¾c

Do

Three

6c

E. SMITH

One

7c

Grahamstown Co.

One

7½c

Do

One

1c

KELBER

One

32½c

Do

One

9¼c

Do

One

6½c

Do

One

4c

Do

Two

1½c

Geo. CLARKE

One

8c

Do

One

3⅜c

Do

 Three

4c

(Two months’ finds).

BULTFONTEIN. –

J. MOTTERSON

One

2⅜c

Do

Four

2c

CHARLEY and DAWSON

Twenty

16c

R. RYDER

One

7¾c

NEWTON and HODGSON

Thirteen

8c

ALLISON and son

Thirty-five

70c

(Three months’ finds.)

DE BEER’S. –

ALLISON & Son

Eight

15c

R. JAMES

One

4¾c

Do

One

 

Gideon HEFER

One

42¼c

Do

Two

 

A. R. RADLOFF

One

1½c

RADLOFF and SIMONIE

Four

5½c

FORD

Two

9¼c

D. STEIN

One

3¼c

D. C. MEDEKAMP

One

12¼c

Do

One

3c

H. MEDEKAMP

One

12¼c

P. MEDEKAMP

One

16c

Oriental Co.

One

3¼c

Do

One

6c

Do

One

7c

Do

Five

4½c

DE BEER’s NEW RUSH. –

F. REIF

One

9c

Do

Four

 

ELLIS & JACOB

One

 

Van HEES

One

12¾c

Do

One

4⅝c

SCOTT

One

 

*

One

70c

*

One

60c

Capt. S. HAMILTON

One

5½c

Do

One

3⅛c

Do

One

1¼c

J. C. ARMSTRONG

One

5c

BABE, MILLS & Co.

One

10½c

Do

One

9¾c

Do

One

6⅝c

Do

One

2¾c

Do

One

 

Do

Seven

4⅛c

BABE, DICKSON & Co.

One

4¼c

Joseph THACKWRAY

One

23c

G and J ARMSTRONG

One

24¼c

BRADSHAW and PIPER

Sixteen

 

PNIEL. –

MCEAREHERN & HUTCHISON

One

52½c

Do

One

5⅞c

Do

One

5¾c

Do

One

1⅜c

COOPER (of LEE)

One

1¾c

COLEMAN

One

1⅜c

CRESPIN

Three

 

LOBBERT and WILLIAMS

One

2½c

Do

One

10c

HUBBARD

One

1¼c

CLARKE

Two

3⅛c

SMITH

One

1c

SHANNON

One

1½c

TED

One

2⅛c

WALDECK

Two

2c

BOTTOMLEY

One

1c

R. FRASER

One

 

LEDGER and MOSES

One

3⅔c

Do

One

1⅛c.

HEBRON. –

William BOWER

One

3⅛c

MITCHELL and WALKER

Two

10c

BURGESS

Two

4¾c

H. FRANCIS

One

4c

BREWER

Two

2½c

W. B. P.

One

3c

F. DUGGAN

One

1⅜c

S. W.

One

2¾c

*

Three

8½c

ROBERTSON

One

1½c

BOTHA

One

5½c

W. FULTON

One

4¾c

HAUNKAMP

Two

2½c

Van der BERG

One

3½c

STEINKOBEL

One

1c

De la REE

One

1½c

F. MYNHARDT

One

1¼c

SLABBERT

One

1c

PIPON

One

1½c

SINUAL

Three

4½c

Thos. COLES

Four

7½c

D. CLARK

Two

2c

CREIGH

Two

2½c

AUCARN

One

1½c

MALARY

One

1c

BEITZ

One

2¼c

ROESKY

Two

2½c

LINDSAY

One

2c

SULLIVAN

Three

7c.

ROBINSON’S. –

H. E. STANBRIDGE

Three

6c

CROKER

One

2¾c

BAYLEY

One

2c

KLIPDRIFT. – R. W. MURRAY sen., one, 4½c.

MOONLIGHT RUSH. – Jas. STRONG, one, 8c.

POSTSCRIPT.

MR. GOODCHILD’s sale at Alice passed off well. Things realized very good prices.

THE DEATH of Mr. J. O. SMITH, head of the Port Elizabeth firm, is announced by the last English mail.

A DIABOLICAL outrage has been committed by a Kafir upon a white woman, at Natal. The fellow has been apprehended.

A NUMEROUSLY signed requisition has been sent to W. FLEMING Esq., from the inhabitants of Uitenhage.

A REQUISITION from East London has been sent to Mr. FLEMING. Requisitions from every district in the Province, but the district of Albany have been sent to the same gentleman.

DIAMONDS AND GOLD WITHIN THE COLONY. – We are glad to be able to report that Mr. GARCIA, Resident Magistrate and Civil Commissioner of Victoria West, has informed the Government that on a report reaching him that diamonds had been discovered on a farm at Prieska, about twenty hours below Hopetown, he proceeded to the spot, and on arrival there found the farmer had already left with a 30 carat diamond, to show to parties at Fraserburg, and to ascertain its value. Whilst he was away, his wife unearthed a 3¼ carat gem, which Mr, GARCIA describes as a good one. Before leaving, he took steps to induce the owners of the Diamonds to allow them to be sent down to the Colonial Office, with a view to having the matter fairly before the Government and the public, and it is not improbable that they may have arrived already by the post or Transport Wagon. – Colesberg Advertiser.

WE ARE INFORMED that a public meeting was held the other day at Murraysburg at which a large number of people attended. The question of the introduction of Responsible Government was considered, and on the vote being taken there were only three against it.

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