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At Bath on Friday 26th June there was the magisterial investigation into the charge against 4 men (Gunter, French, Smith and Taylor) and a woman for being concerned in the robbery of the Mail Bag, which took place some months ago. Several gentlemen arrived from Kingston and Port Antonio, amongst them Messrs. Gunter and Haughton of the Colonial Bank, Mr. Harris of the Treasury, Mr. Doorly of the Revenue Department at Port Antonio, the Revd. Mr. Smith rector of Portland, Mr. Escoffery storekeeper at Port Antonio, and Mr. Binney of Kingston. To the latter gentleman one of the abstracted cheques was tendered in payment of some trifling purchase made at his place of business. The possession of a cheque for such an amount by the part aroused his suspicion: he at once communicated with the Post-Master-General, and the man was shortly arrested. Messrs. Smith and Escoffery proved the issue by them of the cheques that were seized on being tendered at the bank. Inspector Foley attended to prosecute, and Mr. Allwood the Supervisor of Post Offices was present. The investigation was held before Stipendiary Justice Mainwaring. The 4 male prisoners were committed for trial at the Circuit Court to be held in Bath on August 11. The female prisoner, wife of the man named Gunter, was released.
Much praise is due to Messrs. Gunter and Haughton of the Colonial Bank for their promptitude and exertion in pursuing 2 of the men who tendered certain of the abstracted cheques at the Bank to be cashed, the men having, as soon as they discovered that they were suspected, taken to their heels, hotly pursued by Messrs. Gunter and Haughton (who did not even delay to put on their hats) from Port Royal Street and on to Church Street, where one of them was captured by Constables.
At a recent meeting in Montego Bay it was resolved "that there be races in the parish of St. James, to be called the Bellefield Races, and that they be run over the Bellefield Course on the 6th August next." Messrs. Jacob Jackson, William Dewar, Alexander Holmes, Henry Campbell, William Fowler, Joseph Phillips, A. G. McCatty, George Corinaldi, Isaac Rodrigues, and Lewis Phillips were appointed as Stewards, and authorized to solicit subscriptions. Mr. Mortlock as Judge, and Mr. Jacob S. Corinaldi as Treasurer will also assist in collecting money to make up the Purses.
Archdeacon Campbell held for many years the important appointment of Rector of the city and parish of Kingston. His removal to the Rectorship of St. Andrew's was followed by a presentation from the Kingston church.
His Excellency the Governor has appointed Mr. Henry Brown, son of Thomas Brown, Esquire, Clerk of Petty Sessions and Clerk to the Circuit Court of St. James's, to be Clerk of Petty Sessions for St. Mary, vice Mr. C. L. Hider who has been transferred to the Immigration Department. We are certain that Mr. Brown's long experience in the office of his Father will enable him to discharge the duties of his office with credit.
Mr. Justice Russell, Acting Judge of the above Court, intends to relinquish his appointment on July 17th. Mr. Findlater Roper is likely to be his successor.
Mr. Rotchford, the present Superintendent of the Parochial and Marine Hospitals in Falmouth if to relinquish his appointment on September 30th, to make room for Mr. George H. Murray who has been appointed Government Dispenser to the Institution.
A Comet was seen here on the nights of Thursday though Sunday last towards the North West. The tail was long but not very brilliant.
In Falmouth, on Monday 29th June, after a few hours illness, Mrs. Rachel Johnson, in the 32nd year of age, leaving a husband, several children, many relatives and a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn their loss. Requiescat in pace.
July 4, British Barque Dundee, Mauger, 38 days from London, at Rio Bueno, general cargo consigned to Samuel Thomson, Esq.
July 5, British Barque Swanley, Wood, for Montego Bay.
In the Barque Dundee from London: Mr. Alexander S. Robey.
We acknowledge the receipt of the first number of a periodical called the BAPTIST REPORTER, which is to be issued monthly in this town from the Printing Office of Mr. James Mockler.
An Ordination service was held at the Baptist Chapel in Montego Bay on Tuesday evening 30th June, when Mr. George Angus, a native of Montego Bay, was set apart as a Missionary to Hayti. The Revd. Walter Dendy presided.
A meeting was held at the Court House on Wednesday July 1st. The Honorable George H. Phillips has accepted the office of President. The other Officers are:
Trustees: S. G. Corinaldi, Abraham Hart, and William Fowler, Esquires.
Arbitrators: Revd. J. E. Henderson, Thomas Geddes, and Andrew Thomson, and John Watt and S. S. O. Jacobs Esquires.
Auditors: J. S. Corinaldi and Isaac Rodrigues, Esquires.
Directors: George R. Phillips, Chairman. Dr. John Deleon, Dr. A. G. McCatty, T. H. Sharp, George Lyons, Edwin Aarons, Alexander Levy, Joseph Phillips, Samuel Hart, Alexander Holmes, and John Daly, Esquires.
Secretary and Accountant: Mr. Manderson Cohen.
Solicitors: Messrs. P. Brown and S. H. Watson.
The British Schooner Lizzie, last from Kingston, arrived there 10 or 12 days ago with 28 Cuban Refugees, who are going to Port Antonio and Port-au-Prince. Inducements were held out to them to locate themselves in the parish, but they positively refused to remain. The Chief-Mate of the vessel was attacked with Small Pox on the voyage from Kingston.
The Rules of the Kingston Building Society, with a few slight alterations, were adopted as rules for the guidance of the Society. The following officers were appointed:
President: the Honorable Robert Nunes
Directors: The Reverends William Murray, John Kingdon, and Ellis Fray, and James Adam Vine, Daniel C. D'Souza, Charles Delgado, A. B. Dignum, Frentz Guiselin and Alexander Smith, Esquires.
Trustees: The Revd. William Murray, James Adam Vine and Charles Delgado, Esquires.
Auditors: The Revd. George Milliner, and Charles Phillips Delgado.
Two transcripts of the Rules will be submitted to the Revising Barrister, the Hon. G. H. Barnes, Attorney General.
THE RECTOR. The Revd. Andrew J. Davidson, Rector of the Parish, is in a very delicate state of health.
LAW APPOINTMENTS. Mr. Pouyatt, Clerk of the Petty Sessions, has, with the approval of the Governor, agreed with Mr. Henry Brown (son of Thomas Brown, Esq., of Montego Bay), who has been appointed Clerk of Petty Sessions in St. Mary's, to change places with him, and that Mr. Pouyatt will leave Lucea as soon as his arrangements are completed.
Sale of Properties:
The following properties have changed hands in this parish, viz:- Shawbury purchased by Alexander M. Lake, Esquire, for £800, Endeavour by the Revd. Mr. Griffiths for £800, and York Castle by the Wesleyan Body, as a College Site, for £600.
The Revenue Department:
Mr. Bunting has arrived and taken the place of Mr. A. T. Kidd who is gone to Savanna-la-Mar as Assistant Collector of Taxes.
The Comet has been seen here for 4 evenings toward the North West.
Shipping: The only vessel in the harbour is the Barqueantine Kerslake loading for London.
July 13, British Barque James Duncan, Morris, from Lucea, to load for London
July 16, British Brigantine Village Belle, Hollis, 22 days, from New York, Bread Stuffs, consigned to A. M. Nathan, Esquire.
A Meeting of the Public Officers residing in Falmouth was held on Friday evening last at the Court House. A. B. Dignum, Esquire, presided, and the other gentlemen present were Thomas Alexander, William Cork, L. J. Preston, R. R. Collymore, George W. Stricker, E. C. Tilley, John E. Muir, S. E. Payne, J. S. Trench, H. S. Gilbourne, Thomas Wood, Esquires, and Dr. R. Rogers.
We regret to state, that during the heavy blowing which occurred here on the night of Sunday last, a young lad named Jack Ainsworth, a resident of Montego Bay, was washed overboard from a Sloop Boat belonging to the Barque Florence Louise, off Braco Wharf and was drowned. Up to a late hour yesterday evening the body had not been found.
The above Board met at the Falmouth Court House on Saturday 11th July. The Hon. Robert Nunes, Custos, presided, and other gentlemen were the Hon. William Kerr, John Wilson, Henry M. Purchas, Richard Bruford, E. C. Tilley, C. R. Seivwright, David Archer, Esquires, and the Reverends G. R. Henderson, and George Milliner.
The shocking state of the Pantrepant Bridge was discussed.
July 18, British Brigantine Ada H. Hall, Johnson, 19 days from New York.
July 18, North-German Barque Albatross, Seetzen, from St. Thomas, to load.
July 21, British Schooner Bertha, Hammett, from Halifax via Kingston.
The "Panama Star and Herald" remarks:
Isaac Lawton, Esquire, the Editor and Proprietor of the "South Pacific Times" of Callao takes his departure today per Royal Mail Steamship "Moselle" for England. Mr. Lawton has long been conspicuous, both in the West Indies and on the Pacific Coast, for his efforts on behalf of journalism.
The "Colonial Standard" announced his arrival in Kingston on the 24th, en route to Europe, having been accredited by the Foreign Office on an important Mission by the Government of Peru.
Mr. Murray, whose health has been greatly improved by a sojourn in Montego Bay, his native town, will shortly be passing through Falmouth, and will deliver here one of his popular Readings.
July 25, British Barqueantine Mondego, Lombard, from Mobile via Montego Bay, lumber.
British Schooner Bertha, Hammett, for Turks Island.
Wesleyan Missions: The Revd. George Sargeant, who is a popular preacher throughout the island, is to preach the anniversary sermon in St. Ann's Bay.
Coroner's Inquest: was held in St. Ann's Bay on 18th July on the body of a female named McBean, by Thomas Beecher Scott, Esq., Deputy Coroner. The deceased was in a state of pregnancy, and apparently died of natural causes.
Aggravated assault: A man named Bradley, residing in the Dry Harbour Mountains, was fired at with a fowling piece loaded with shot, by another man, residing in the same district, named Scarlett, on the 18th July. A warrant has been issued for Scarlett.
The Weather is exceedingly oppressive here, and it is lamentable to notice what a large number of cases of insanity takes place in this parish, more particularly in the Dry Harbour Mountains, which is certainly a cool climate.
July 28, Spanish Schooner Almogavar, Llovott, 3 days, Manzanillo, General Cargo.
July 28, British Brigantine Village Belle, Hollis, for Dry Harbour.
July 29, British Brigantine Ada H. Hall, Johnson, for Milk River.
On Sunday 26th July the members and adherents marched in procession from the old to the new Building of the Wesleyan Chapel. Services were conducted by the Revd. W. C. Murray of Watsonville.
Inspector McGrath, of the Portland Division of the Constabulary, visited Bath, and on July 22nd and 23rd held an Inquiry into the complaints made to the Inspector General against Constable Knight. It is believed that the charges of drunkenness and disorderly conduct have been fully proved, and that his dismissal must follow.
July 31, British Brigantine Sappho, Brinkham, Halifax via Kingston, Fish-Stuffs.
August 1, British Barque James Duncan, Morris, London
August 1, British Barque Blanche, Bosdet, London
August 1, British Barque Dundee, Mauger, London
August 2, British Barqueantine Mondego, Lombard, Mobile
The Late Henry Roberts: The will, dated December 26, 1873, of Henry Roberts, formerly of Jamaica, but late of the Limes, Weybridge (England), who died on March 15, 1874 at Southsea, has been proved by his widow, Mrs. Anna Fair Roberts, the acting executrix, to whom he leaves all his property.
The Court opened at the Court House in St. Ann's Bay on July 27th, before the Hon. Alan Ker. The following cases were tried:
The Queen vs Joseph Barnett for bestiality. Guilty
The Queen vs William Green for larceny of a Mule. Guilty.
The Queen vs Henry Francis for soliciting to commit murder. Guilty.
The Queen vs Richard McDonald and Daniel Leamy for larceny of Rum was postponed until next Court.
August 6, British Brigantine Sappho, Brinkham, for Exuma.
It is painful duty to announce the death of the above gentleman, the proprietor and editor of the Trelawny and Public Advertiser, published in Falmouth, after a very short illness of but 8 or 10 days, on Thursday 6th August at Stettin, the residence of Dr. Lemonius his Father-in-law, where the deceased went for a change of air. He was buried the following day. Mr. Clerk was a native of Edinburgh; he came to this country about 40 years ago, and at the time of his death he held a commission as a Magistrate for the parish of Trelawny. He was 62 years of age.
The races which were to have been run on Thursday 6th August were brought to a sudden termination when one of the Grooms received a kick on his chest from one of the horses which was about starting in a race, and which caused the instantaneous death of the unfortunate man. A female, in attempting to cross the Course on the same day, came in contact with a horse, was knocked down and died shortly after from injuries received.
Mrs. Henrietta Carter, a widow, and proprietress of several houses in the city of Kingston, has presented to the Venerable Archdeacon Campbell £200, part of which is to be placed in a Savings Bank, and the interest thereon to be distributed annually to the poor.
A valedictory address was presented to him on the eve of his departure for England, by Messrs. Hyam Barrow, John McPhail, Charles E. Barrow, and many others of the leading men of St. Catherine.
St. Ann's Benefit Building Society: At a meeting in Brown's Town on 29th July, the Hon. Michael Solomon, Acting Custos presided. Resolutions were supported by the Reverends Josias Cork, John Clarke, George Hall, and Mr. Lynch.
August 8, North-German Barque Albatross, Seetzen, for Bremen via Ocho Rios.
On Tuesday 4th August Baptism by Immersion was performed at Great River Bridge by the Revd. Edward Hewitt, Baptist missionary, to 43 persons, after the reading of Scripture and address by the Minister of the People, the Rev. Mr. Millard of Gurney's Mount.
Shipping: The Brigantine Daisy arrived her on August 8th from Halifax via Kingston with Fish to Messrs. J. C. Lewis & Co.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against the Estate of JOHN KNOTTESFORD FORTESCUE, late of the Parish of Trelawny, Planter, who died on or about the 13th day of January 1874, and on whose Estate Letters of Administration have been granted to the Undersigned, as the Attorney of Edward Bowles Knottesford Fortescue, the Father and next of Kin of the deceased, are hereby required to send such claims to be on or before the 31st October 1874... R. S. Haughton, Kingston P.O., 4th August, 1874.
At his Residence Haddo Pen, after a short illness, on the evening of 10th August, in his 72nd year, DANIEL ISAACS, Esquire, leaving a sorrowing Widow, two Children, and a large circle of Relatives and Friends to lament his loss.
At a Meeting of the above-named Board at Falmouth on Saturday 15th August, the clerk Mr. George Stricker having read the Notice, the following Parochial Officers were appointed to the ensuing year:
Sarah Gilbourne, Keeper of Falmouth Court House
Mary Nelson, Keeper of Hampshire Court House
George Delisser, Keeper of the Fire Engines
John R. Lion, Keeper of the Town Clock
T. G. Kidd, Keeper of Falmouth Pound
Henry Pound, Keeper of Duncans Pound
William J. Corner, Keeper of Stewart Town Pound
The following tenders were opened for Coffins:
Henry Jacobs, 9s/6d each
Catherine Copping 9/6 each
James G. Scott 8/11 each
Charles Delgado 8/9 each
D. Lindo & Co. 9/5 each
Tender for Graves: Robert Clerk, 8/- each
The tender of Robert Clerk for graves and Charles Delgado & Co. for Coffins being the lowest were accepted.
On Sunday last, the Revd. S. T. Brown, a very young man and a native of Kingston, preached 2 eloquent sermons at the Wesleyan Chapel in Falmouth. On Tuesday evening last the Chair was taken by the Revd. T. P. Russell of Duncans, and the other gentlemen associated with him on the platform were the Reverends R. M. Parnther, S. T. Brows, Wesleyans; the Revd. William Murray, L.L.D. Presbyterian; the Revd. John Kingdon, Baptist; and Henry G. Murray, Esquire. After the opening address, then followed the Recitation of several pieces by Masters Theophilus Gilbourne, Troup Atkinson, George Brown, Lucius Gilbourne, Frentz Guiselin, Shannon Wilson, Felix Anderson, Misses Alice Atkins, Matilda Gilbourne, Rosana Anderson and Hanah Butterfield.
Sickness and Death: The town is very sickly. There is hardly a House without a case requiring medical attention, and Doctors Tompsitt and Stamers are constantly employed.
There have been 2 deaths this week in the town: Mr. H. Lyon and Mr. D. P. Mendes, supervisor of District Prison. They were both members of the Jewish Synagogue, and their loss to the community is generally regretted.
Magisterial Appointment: Mr. Gilbert Shaw who has acted several years as Clerk of the District Court, is appointed by the Governor as Stipendiary Magistrate for the District of St. Catherine, in the room of the late Mr. Lillie; and Mr. Neil McDougall succeeds Mr. Shaw as Clerk of the District Court.
Queen's College: This Institution is closed, as Professor Grant Allen has left the Island.
At the Hampshire Court of Petty Sessions on Wednesday last, George Simpson, Joseph Simpson, William Simpson, and Patty Simpson, were brought up before L. J. Preston, Esquire, Clerk of Petty Sessions, charged with the larceny of a young heifer the property of James W. Fisher, Esquire. It appeared from the evidence that the heifer strayed from Mahogany Hall Pen on or about the 3rd instant, into the provision of the elder Price, situate at Biddeford Penn: that the Heifer was caught and killed by the prisoners, and portions of the meat sold at Sawyers: that search was made of the premises of Price at Jackson Hill. The prisoners were committed for trial at the next Circuit Court to be held in Montego Bay in November.
George Simpson and Henry Ferguson were next charged with the larceny of Lead from Hopewell and Biddeford Estate. Price was committed for trial at the next Circuit Court in Montego Bay, and Ferguson for trial at the District Court at Stewart Town in September.
A deputation consisting of the Hon. Henry J. Kemble, the Hon. James H. McDowell, the Hon. James C. Melville, Louis Verley, Ralph Nunes, and Frederick William Hill, Esquires, waited on the Governor on August 26th at Hear Quarter House on the subject of the railways of the island. Mr. F. W. Hill is lately from London, of the firm of Hill, Airey and Harvey.
Colonel Cox, the Officer commanding the Forces in this Island, and Colonel Maxwell, R.E., arrived in Falmouth on Wednesday last, and were engaged for some time inspecting the Barracks here. On the following day they inspected Military quarters in Maroon Town.
August 26, American Brigantine James B. Kirby, Day, from Philadelphia via Kingston, Bread-Stuffs.
August 26, British Brigantine Montrose, Flavin, from Halifax, N.S., Fish-Stuffs.
August 26, British Barque Port Royal, Johnson, from London, general cargo, consigned to Simon Thomson, Esquire
August 29, British Brigantine Montrose, Flavin, for Montego Bay
Mr. A. T. Kidd who lately held an appointment in the Revenue Department at St. Ann's Bay, and subsequently at Savanna-la-Mar, has been arrested on the charge of receiving money while serving at the Custom House in St. Ann's Bay, without accounting for same. The proceedings were issued by Mr. Gruber, the St. Ann's Collector of Dues. We are informed that Mr. Kiss is prepared to prove his innocence.
Friday, August 28th, the anniversary of the Great Storm in 1785, was observed in various places of Worship in Falmouth. In St. Michael's Church the newly appointed minister the Rev. Mr. Melville spoke.
The foundation stone of the new Chapel at Gibraltar, in the neighborhood of Stewart Town, in the Parish of St. Ann, was laid on 6th August. It is in connection with St. Thomas church in Stewart Town. The stone was laid by Mrs. Johnstone of Stewart Town (widow of the late Dr. Johnstone), and the following gentlemen spoke: The Revd. F. L. King, Curate of Brown's Town; Mr. C. C. Douce, Catechist and Lay Reader at Albert Town, and Mr. J. Lothian, member of the Church Committee for the district.
Inspection of Schools: Mr. Savage, the Inspector General of Schools, arrived in Lucea on the evening of Friday 28th August, and is the guest of the Revd. John Campbell, at Everton, the Residence of the Minister of the Presbyterian Church.
The case of Mr. A. T. Kidd is being proceeded with before Mr. Lake, Clerk of Petty Sessions. There are upwards of 15 charges against Mr. Kidd, amounting in all to £300. Mr. F. B. Lynch, Assistant to the Attorney General appears for the Crown, and Mr. E. B. Lynch for the Defendant. Mr. Haigh of the Revenue Department, and Mr. Marshall of the Treasury are also in attendance.
Major Prenderville, the Inspector General of the Constabulary visited Falmouth this week and made a thorough inspection of the men, barracks etc. He expressed his entire satisfaction to Inspector Thomas Alexander at the clean and orderly manner of everything.
September 10, American Brigantine James B. Kirby, Day, for Philadelphia.
Mr. Savage, the Government Inspector of Schools, visited Falmouth during the past week on a tour of inspection. He examined the Baptist School, under the tuition of Mr. Tomlinson on Thursday last, and the Wesleyan Day School, of which Mr. D. W. Fullerton is Master, on Friday. The Methodist school was awarded a first class certificate, and the Baptist Day School a second class. [ as corrected on 9/18/1874]
September 11, American Schooner F. G. Davis, Mayo, 21 days, New York, bread stuffs.
September 13, British Brigantine M. H. Morris, ---, 22 days, Halifax, fish-stuffs.
The House in Market Street at present occupied by the Subscriber with immediate possession.
Albert H. Morales.
September 18, American Schooner F. G. Davis, Mayo, for Ruatan.
Businesses closed on Monday, September 21, for the Jewish Day of Atonement:
The Centre Fire-Proof Store, Corinaldi & Co.
Albert H. Morales
Office of Nunes Bros., Colonial Bank Agency, and Union Wharf
The Store of D'Souza, Son and Lazarus, together with their branches the Italian Warehouse and Water Square Shop, and their Wharf and Jarrett's Wharf.
A new paper, the Budget, very neatly and creditably got up, published in Kingston by Mr. Charles E. Campbell, who for several years conducted the Editorial Department of the Gleaner. Best wishes in his new undertaking.
The following promotions have taken place:
Mr. J. S. Trench, to be Assistant Collector of Taxes, Westmoreland, vice A. T. Kidd, dismissed; Mr. G. W. Stricker, (Clerk Parochial Boards, Trelawny) to be Junior Landing Waiter in the Customs, Falmouth, vice, J. S. Trench, promoted. The undermentioned are, we believe, the present senior clerks eligible for promotion, as Assistant Collectors in the Service: Mr. L. McLean Lynch, May 1869; Mr. E. V. Pullar, January 1869; Mr. Edwin Henderson, February 1869; Mr. E. W. Sullivan, and Mr. G. B. Caldwell, April 1862; Mr. John Allwood, June 1869; Mr. F. W. Hawkins, October 1869.
According to the Morning Journal, a singular occurrence, which is much to be regretted, occurred on the occasion of the funeral of a Cuban refugee. It appears that on the body being taken into the Roman Catholic Cathedral, one of the Cubans threw, or attempted to throw the Cuban revolutionary flag over the coffin. This was prevented by the Revd. Father Dupont, the officiating priest, whereupon the attempt was repeated but without success. On the corpse being taken out the church the attempt was again repeated and resisted. The flag was removed by the beadle, upon which the burial party seeming to be determined to make what Father Dupont considered an improper use of an unrecognized flag, he tried to remove the obnoxious emblem, on which he was shoved away by 2 or 3 of the burial party. This insult offered to the priest he very properly refused to have anything more to do with the funeral, which then moved too to the place of internment without him.
At Drax Hall Estate in St. Ann the Kingston Cricket Club played the Phoenix of Trelawny.
Kingston Cricket Club Team:
F. B. Grant
F. H. Chapman
Dr. B. W. Davis
R. S. Haughton
A. P. Short
L. O. Mackinnon
Phoenix of Trelawny Team:
Bridge, G. Dewar, Guy, Houchen, Doull, Hoskins, Archer, Kemble, C. Dewar, Fry, Kerr.
The Kingston team won.
On Wednesday 16th the Club held their Ploughing Match and Show of Stock, Vegetable and Ground Provisions at Belleisle Estate in Westmoreland.
The Judges appointed on the Field were Messrs. William Hill and Lawrence Arquimbeau of St. Elizabeth and Hanover; Messrs. W. H. Cooke, Junr. And David Davis of St. Elizabeth and Hanover; Messrs. Horace Walcott and Richard Cooke of Hanover, and Mrs. Burgess of Westmoreland.
In consequence of the severe illness of Mr. Dunlop, the Government Engineer, sent here some time ago to superintend the erection of the new Bridge at the Rock, Mr. Rennick, Civil Engineer, has been appointed to fill his place. He arrived here from Kingston last week. The Bridge is closed to the Public, and travellers and others from the southside are obliged to take the Martha Brae routs to come into Falmouth.
Another Correspondent has given us some details of the meeting on September 16th:
The day of the Ploughing Match was fine. The ladies who attended were, Mrs. And Misses Whitelocke, Mrs. And Misses McGregor, Mrs. Bovill, Mrs. Burgess, Mrs. Sadler, Misses Nunes (of Falmouth), Misses Clarke, Mrs. Hill, Miss Salmon, and Miss Cridland, to all of whom attention was paid by the Revd. Henry Clarke, the Revd. C. McGregor, the Hon. Robert Nunes, the Hon. William Kerr, Dr. Harvey, and William Vickers, C. P. Bovill, R. H. Robertson, Oscar Marescaux, A. H. Alexander, William Dewar, Richard Burgess, J. C. Stone, E. J. Sadler, William Hill, H. A. Vickers, Thomas Cridland, William H. Cooke Junr., Horace Walcott, Richard Cooke, Esquires, and many other Gentlemen of the county of Cornwall. There were also on the Ground, hundreds of the Peasantry, who behaved in a most orderly manner. The Ploughing was remarkably good, and the Judges had a great deal of difficulty determining to whom to award the prizes.
Robbery of Revenue: It is much to be regretted that the charges preferred against Mr. A. T. Kidd, for embezzlement of money which he received, while acting here as an Officer of the Customs, are true, and will be substantiated by several witnesses. The frauds commenced as far back as March 1873. There are 13 cases of embezzlement of amounts received from Messrs. Charles Levy and Co., Messrs Michael Solomon and Co., and Messrs. John C. Lewis and Co., and there are three charges against the accused for forgery. His Salary was £150 per annum, with £50 extra for House Rent, and on his removal to Westmoreland, his salary was raised to £250, with a promised increase of £50 on the 1st November. The Members of the Civil Service Guarantee Association were his sureties to the extent of £300. The young man was much liked throughout the parish of St. Ann's, and the many friend he had gained deeply deplore his fallen and lamentable condition.
The Right Revd. Reginald Courtenay, Bishop of Kingston, left the Island on the 24th September in the Steamer Andes for New York, on "ecclesiastical business, as well as change of scene and recreation."
A Correspondent informs us that the people of Montego Bay are much dissatisfied with a notification posted throughout the town to the effect that his Excellency in Privy Council has been pleased to prohibit the keeping of Pigs in the town of Montego Bay, as of 15th October.
Miss Marsh, the Special Correspondent of the New York Tribune, who is at present in Falmouth, and who has been indisposed for several days, has quite recovered, and will shortly make her appearance in public.
Tenders received for the erection of a Bridge over the Tom Spring were:
Mr. Alexander James £386.12.0.
Mr. John Baillie £360.5.0.
Mr. J. T. Kelliber £286.0.0
Mr. M. A. Nunes £184.0.0.
The Tender of Mr. Nunes was accepted.
Mr. Isaac Reuben was re-elected Clerk to the Falmouth Market, at a salary of £15 per annum.
The Conveyance of the land purchased from Mr. C. J. M. Barrett for a Cemetery, at Falmouth, being now complete, the District Engineer has been instructed to hand over the Burial Ground to the charge of the Board.
The Board rejected the application of Mr. W. J. Corner, Pound Keeper at Stewart Town for the sum of £7 to erect a Pound at that place, there being no means at their disposal for the purpose. A similar application from Mr. T. G. Kidd, Poundkeeper at Falmouth was rejected.
A License for Hawking and Peddling was granted to Mr. J. R. Young.
The applications of Messrs Wilford Smith and George Dunn to connect a branch pipe with the Company's main, and convey the same into their premises in Duke Street were granted on the usual terms.
On the 15th October ALICE BLANCHE infant daughter of GEORGE H. and ALICE JOSEPH, aged 22 months.
October 17, British Barque Port Royal, Johnson, for London.
Green Island Court House: The spacious building called York Hill, near to Green Island, has been purchased by the Government at considerable expense for the holding of District Courts, Courts of Petty Sessions, and also for the accommodations of the District Judge and Local Magistrates. It appears that Mr. P. A. Smith, the District Judge, has appropriated all the rooms, with the exception of one in which the Courts are held, for the use of his family and himself.
Tenders received for erecting a shed at the Public Cemetery in Falmouth were:
F. A. Innis £112.0.0.
M. A. Nunes £112.0.0
John Bailey £120.00
Alexander Samuels £103.00
The tenders, being above the amount estimated by the Board, were rejected. The Clerk was to communicate with the Colonial Secretary for the grant of a further £40 for the construction.
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. John McLarence of Falmouth to be out-door officer and Locker and Gauger at Sav-la-Mar in the Customs Dept. Mr. McLarence held the appointment of Tide-Waiter at this port for many years. His place is to be filled by Mr. M. DaCosta of Montego Bay.
We announce with regret the death sometime during this month of Mr. S. S. O. Jacobs, late of Montego Bay, at Inagua which he had gone to recruit his shattered health. The intelligence reached Montego Bay on Wednesday last, through Captain Watson of the Sloop Argyle in which vessel the deceased was supposed to have returned home. He however died, and was buried, nine days before the Argyle reached Inagua. He leaves a disconsolate Widow, a sorrowing Father and other relatives to grieve their irreparable loss. At the time of his death he was Worshipful Master of the Friendly Lodge in Montego Bay, and was instrumental, during his term of office, of purchasing and opening the Lodge premises there called Riponville.
On September 9, the governor granted a Patent to Mr. William Smith Amies for the invention of improvements in artificial manure; he also granted a Patent to Mr. Richard Atlantic Stewart, who has invented a machine or Apparatus for using Sulphurious Acid Gas in the improvement and manufacture of Sugar from Cane Juice.
The Barque Medina, Captain Tinsdale, from London, which arrived here on Thursday, 29th October, encountered on 25th September a Waterspout while on her voyage, at Latitude 38. 40. North, Longtitude 17. 52. West.
The Post with the Kingston Mails, which was due in Falmouth at 7 a.m. on Friday, did not reach until after midnight, owing to the mules having fallen over a precipice.
On Monday evening November 2nd at Pantrepant Estate, the Wife of Mr. David Archer of a daughter.
November 4, American Schooner Phoebe, Medio, for Montego Bay.
The night of Sunday, the 1st November, will long be remembered in Kingston. Twenty-four hours of heavy and incessant rain ushered in a furious windstorm on Sunday evening. There were howls and gusts of wind, increasing in intensity and strength until about 8 in the evening, when it diminished gradually. Morning revealed serious destruction of property all over the city, though chiefly at the sea-board. In Hannah's Town several small tenements were blown down. In other parts of the city, walls, sheds and outbuildings were over-thrown. In St. Andrew's trees and chimneys fell victims to the weather. Along the seaboard, the foundations of the Mill Store of Messrs. Verley, Robinson & Co. were washed away, and several of the out-buildings destroyed, while part of the pier of their wharf was stranded in the centre, leaving a yawning gap of 15 feet. Astwood's pier is almost wholly destroyed. Planks were torn up at Prince's wharf. The pier at Central wharf is seriously damaged, that at the Government's is a ruin, the shed having fallen in.
The list of casualties in the harbour and at Port Royal, as far as we have been able to gather, is as follows:
The schooner Frances Anne, the property of Captain Peynado, sunk between Albergas' and Central Wharf the Gazelle being driven in front of her, and considerably injured and the Annotto Bay Packet and sloop Princess Royal are seriously injured.
Schooner Village Belle with a cargo of salt, consigned to Altamont DeCordova, Esq., went down at Brown's wharf; cargo uninsured.
Schooner Louisa, carried away her bowsprit.
Sloop Jane Nelson, spring a leak.
Schooners Wave and Swan are ashore.
Sloop Florida, wrecked.
The Morning Star went down at Charles Levy and Co's wharf. This was the vessel, which in 1869, as the Grape Shot, attempted a landing of arms and ammunition on the coast of Cuba, but was repulsed with loss of life and pursued into British Waters. Having put into the port of Falmouth, her cargo, including several explosive missiles, was confiscated and afterwards destroyed by the Government, and the vessel, after several vicissitudes, became the property of Mr. R. G. Robey of that town. We believe she recently passed out of his hands.
The Katinka sunk at Alberga's wharf, the Schooner Trelawny lying above her in the water.
The sloop A.D.C. on shore outside the Palisadoes, and at Port Royal the schooner Moselle and another schooner supposed to be the Rose.
The Manchester, undergoing repairs, was blown high and dry on Jones' beach. The Evelina was blown on the beach adjoining. The Defiance on Bryce's beach. Two Government canoes have also been sunk. Two of the crew of the crew of Gazelle are missing and supposed to be drowned, but beyond this we have heard of no loss of life. One from the Princess Royal, and two others whose names we have been able to ascertain are drowned.
It is stated that several houses in Port Royal have been blown down.
We learn that at Port Maria strong winds and rain began a little after midnight on Sunday night, and continued without ceasing until the next day, flooding the entire town. The following casualties have occurred to the shipping:
The American Brigantine Lizzie W. Verden, Captain Verden, with 300 tons of Logwood and 30 tons of Sugar; the Schooner Cannie Elsie, Captain Simmons; the sloop Shedden, Captain Cook; Sloop Peter, Captain James, and Sloop Florence, Captain Bennett have been wrecked. The Sloop Queen is reported wrecked at Dry Harbour, and the Sloop Rose, Captain Weeks, has not been heard of.
The Schooner Challenge, Captain McFarlane, is a total wreck at Little Rock below Port Antonio. All hands saved, but the Captain is severely injured and is very ill.
The Schooner Cover is reported lost off Robin's Bay, to leeward of Port Antonio, and three of the crew drowned. The Schooner Village Bride is also lost and the Master, Captain Murdock, drowned.
The Post-Master for Jamaica, Frederick Sullivan, Esquire, has issued the following Notification, dated 5th November, 1874: "The recent Flood has damaged the Bog Walk Road seriously, and the Northside Mails have to be carried over the Hills, by way of Bowerwood. In consequence of this, and the general injury to the roads, the Mails must necessarily be much be delayed in their conveyance."
We are glad to report that the Barque Medina, Captain Tindale, now lying in the port of Falmouth is all safe, and that beyond the parting of her cable during the late storm she has sustained no further injury. Great praise is due to the Captain for the prompt measures which he took for securing the safety of the vessel, which, without a doubt, would have become a total wreck.
A large ship called the Othello, which was wrecked and sunk, in 3 or 4 fathoms of water, upwards of 30 years ago in the Port of Rio Bueno, has, from the effects of the late Storm, been thrown up high and dry on the beach at that place. Her timbers it is said, are all sound, and the oaken pins holding the timbers and planks together are all perfectly good. This vessel, we are informed, was loaded with salt and was consigned to the late Thomas Tenison who did business as a Merchant in Falmouth many years ago.
THE WEATHER: At 11 o'clock on Saturday night we were visited with a severe storm which lasted more than 30 hours. Several cottages were blown down, there was a serious loss of pigs, poultry and other small stock, and furniture, but there was no loss of life. Coconut, orange, breadfruit and other trees, yam grounds and plantain fields were destroyed, and there will be great suffering among Small Settlers. The roads are dreadfully cut up in every direction.
FATAL ACCIDENT: A few nights ago, at Cottage Hall Penn, a female Servant employed by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Atkinson, upset a lighted kerosene lamp, and her clothes took fire. Her screams aroused Mr. Atkinson, who, coming from his bedroom endeavoured to put out the flames by which she was enveloped, but she ran into the bedroom of her Mistress, whose assistance to her was the cause of injury to herself. On the next morning the Servant died.
RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE: The Baptist north western Sunday School Teachers' Union Meeting was held at Mount Carey on 23rd October, when teachers from Mount Carey, Shortwood, Bethel Town, and Mount Peto were present. The Revd. Edward Hewitt was ill, and the Chair was taken by Mr. A. Haughton. Mr. C. R. Lewin, the Secretary of the Union, read a report.
November 12, British Brigantine Montrose, Flavin, for Halifax.
We received by last post a copy of the above-named Almanack for the year 1875, published at the Gleaner Office, Kingston. It contains a great deal of very valuable information that will be serviceable to merchants and planters in their business transactions.
THE LATE STORM: I have to report the destruction of the roof of Mr. Murphy's house, caused by the falling of trees against same, also the out-buildings of the dwelling of Mr. Albert J. Hart, oven and chimney included; the carriage house and out-buildings of Mr. J. D. Ormsbey; the crushing in of stabling etc., of the Revd. Mr. Lewis and the destruction of his Buggy, and a host of other casualties too numerous for insertion here.
Brigantine Helen-this vessel which was driven ashore by the late storm has been floated off the beach and is now in 7 feet of water. It has not yet been ascertained if any damage has been done to her.
Death of Mr. Wilbert Cooke, late Clerk of the District Court in St Ann, died at Relief in the past week.
A Wreck: The Schooner Lizzie on going out of the Harbour on Wednesday 11th November went on the Channel Reef. There is a hole in her bottom and the sea breaking over her. A strong north was blowing at the time. It is feared she will be a total wreck.
Robbery: A Robbery was committed on one of the Branch Establishments of Messrs. J. C. Lewis & Co. of St. Ann's Bay on the 9th November. The thief effected an entrance through the front door, opposite the street, by means of false keys, and a desk containing the day's sales was taken into the street, broken open, and the sum of £8 taken therefrom.
A large supply of the above-named Bitters, manufactured by Mr. Louis Lazarus from the original recipe of the late Mr. Michael Lazarus, and sold at the "Italian Warehouse" in Falmouth is now ready for sale. The Quinine Bitters are made of wine and various expensive ingredients imported expressly for the purpose. It is a pure, well-made and palatable Tonic, most effectual in the care of fever.
November 22, British Brigantine Forest Prince, Carroll, from Halifax, via Kingston, Fish-Stuffs.
November 23, British Brigantine Alexander, Goodfellow, from Kingston, to load for London.
November 23, American Brigantine James B. Kirby, Gay, from Philadelphia, via Kingston, Bread-Stuffs.
It is our painful duty to notice the intelligence received by the last Packet, of the death of the above-named Gentleman on the 20th October at his residence No. 12, Bloomfield Street, Upper Westbourne Terrace, London. This lamentable event, which occurred after a short illness, is much regretted by his many Relatives, and a large number of Friends, especially in the town of Falmouth. He was an eminent merchant, and his business transactions during a period exceeding a quarter of a century, were conducted with strict integrity. He was a Magistrate, on the Vestry Board, Member of the House of Assembly, and in the early part of 1853 succeeded the Hon. James Dunstone as Custos of Trelawny. He resigned the appointment in July 1854, having made arrangements to leave his native country. We sympathize with his bereaved and deeply-afflicted Wife.
BY PUBLIC AUCTION
On Thursday 31st DecemberGREENFIELD PENN In the Parish of Trelawny, about 6 miles from the Town of Falmouth
At Montego Bay, on Wednesday 18th November, the Wife of Mr. Phillpotts Brown Attorney at Law, of a Son.
It is our painful duty to announce the death of Mr. John Alexander Barclay, late Collector of Customs at Falmouth, after a painful illness of a few weeks. Mr. Barclay left here for Scotland, a short time ago on leave of absence, for the benefit of his health: he returned a few months back, apparently restored to health: but it has pleased Divine Providence to remove him earlier than was anticipated by his friends. He died leaving several sisters, other relatives, and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.
On the 21st November there was launched from the Trelawny Wharf in Falmouth a Sloop Boat, length 29 feet, breadth 13 feet, depth 5 feet, which a dead weight capacity of 11 tons. This neat little craft is named the Elfin Star, after Mrs. Holland of the Holland Dramatic Company. She was built by Mr. Edward Shepherd of Falmouth, and is the property of Mr. Alfred Delisser.
On Friday 20th November, Mr. Walcott was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years penal servitude for Embezzlement of Logwood. He was defended by Mr. Barrister Stern. He was convicted at the last Assizes at Black River.
The above-named Court for the parishes of St. James, Trelawny and Hanover, was opened on November 23rd before the Hon. Sir John Lucie Smith, Chief Justice. The Bar was represented by the Hon. Charles Hurley Barnes, Attorney General; Messrs. Phillpotts Brown, S. H. Watson, and L. J. Preston, Solicitors, and Mrs. Thomas Brown Clerk of the Court. The following cases were heard:
Jacob Brown of St. James, charged with Shop breaking and Larceny, pleaded guilty and sentenced.
Peter Richards Floyd of St. James charged with Larceny of a Grey she Mule, property of Richard Downer. The jury, of which Mr. Philip Hart was foreman, found him guilty.
John Chambers, of St. James, charged with shop-breaking and larceny of money and goods the property of Jane Bryan. The jury of which Mr. Robert H. Walker was foreman found him guilty.
Rebecca Beslie of Hanover, charged with assaulting Elizabeth Field, with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Not guilty.
James Kerr, of Hanover, charged with felonious assault on Thomas Cameron, with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Guilty of unlawful wounding.
David Anderson (a boy) charged with indecent assault on a child of tender years named Amelia Elizabeth McFarlane. Acquitted.
George Simpson, William Simpson, and Joseph Simpson of Trelawny, charged with feloniously killing a Heifer and stealing the carcass thereof, the property of James W. Fisher. George Simpson was found guilty and sentenced. His sons William and Joseph were acquitted.
The Queen vs Edward Green, for feloniously assaulting Constable Main of St. James Division of Constabulary, occasioning actual bodily harm. Not guilty.
The Queen vs John Thompson for breaking and entering into the house of William Hylton Cooke with intent to steal. Pleaded guilty and sentenced.
The Queen vs Edmund Lawson for Bestiality. Found guilty of an attempt, and sentenced.
November 29, British Brigantine Forest Prince, Carroll, for Cienfugos.
Duncans, 1st December, 1874
Mr. A. M. Nathan having retired from the above business, and taken over the Stock in Trade, as well as the collection of the outstanding debts, JAMES D. LAING has now the pleasure to announce that he has resumed the management of the BAZAAR on his individual account. The Bazaar is now fully replenished with a neat and varied assorted Stock of Staple and Fancy Goods, Choice Liquors, Groceries and Provisions. The Bakery will be continued as heretofore. JAMES D. LAING
On the 30th October, at his residence, 10 Queen Ann Street, Cavendish Square, London, Sir Joshua Rowe, Knight, C.B., formerly Chief Justice of Jamaica, aged 77.
In Montego Bay on Sunday 29th November, at the residence of Mrs. S. S. O. Jacobs, Emma Louise, youngest daughter of Mr. Samuel Jacobs, aged 25 years.
Mr. W. J. Clarkson of Spanish Town, late of the Constabulary Office, committed suicide during the night of Friday last, November 27th. He was discovered the following morning at about 7 o'clock, quite dead, lying on his bed, with his throat cut from ear to ear. At the Coroner's inquest the Jury returned a verdict that the deceased was labouring under a fit of insanity. Severe depression of spirits, brought on by recent pecuniary misfortunes, is said to have led to the rash act.
This Court was opened in St. Ann's Bay on Monday last. The Bar was represented by the Hon. S. B. Barnes, Attorney General, Alexander Lake, Esquire, Clerk of the Court, and Mr. Solicitor E. B. Lynch. The following cases were proceeded with:
The Queen vs Robert Pearson for Larceny of goods property of Thomas Graham. Pleaded guilty, sentenced.
The Queen vs Richard McDonald and Daniel Lamey for Larceny of Ram the property of Henry Westmorland. A principal witness was absent from illness. Postponed.
The Queen vs James Jackson for Bestiality. Insufficient evidence. Acquitted.
The Queen vs Robert Young for Rape on a child named Matilda Dougall. Insufficient evidence. Not guilty.
The Queen vs Alfred T. Kidd for Forgery and Embezzlement. Postponed.
His Honor the Judge was pleased to express his approbation on the low state of crime in the Parish and Circuit.
THE LIZZIE: The wreck of the Lizzie was sold at Public Auction to J. C. Lewis & Co. on November 29th for £26.
November 30, American Brigantine Tally Ho, Sprague, Mechias via Port Royal, Lumber.
December 1, British Brigantine Merilla, ---, Halifax, via Kingston, Fish-Stuffs.
SAILEDDecember 3, American three-masted Schooner, Hector, Higgins, for Savanna-la-Mar.
Falmouth 6th December
On reference to the advertisement of Mr. J. G. Laing of this date, respecting the Duncans Bazaar, I beg to notify that I did not, as there stated, retire from the business, but through the misconduct of Mr. Laing, while my servant, I removed the Stock in Trade and closed the business. A. M. NATHAN
Falmouth, 4th December, 1874
AT THE ALHAMBRA
Soups for the Working Men
AT THREEPENCE PER BASIN
From 11 A.M. until 3 P.M., Every Day
We are glad to state that the above-named Reverend Gentleman, Island Curate of Swanswick Church in Trelawny, who left here for England several months ago in a very precarious state of health, has returned to the country looking quite recovered. He arrived here on Sunday morning 6th December in the Barque Regis, and officiated in the Parish Church in Falmouth on the evening of that same day, while his duties at Swanswick were performed by the Revd. E. A. Stewart.
We learn from St. Ann's Bay that Mr. A. T. Kidd entered into Bail on Friday last, his sureties being Messrs. J. C. Lewis and H. T. Brown in £250 each.
December 6, British Barque Regia, Groom, from London, General Cargo.
Falmouth, December 8, 1874
PUBLIC AND POSITIVE SALE
OF USEFUL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
The Household Furniture, Electro and Delf Ware, belonging to the Estate of J. A. Barclay, Esquire, Deceased, will be offered for Public Competition at his late residence in this town, on Saturday 19th December.
M. A. Nunes, Auctioneer
The Committee who regulate in Scotland the finances of the United Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, have made a strong appeal for help to enable them to provide a Fund for the education of the Native Ministry and of other Agents for the work of the Jamaica Mission which is now in the 50th year of its existence. The United Presbyterian Church has done much good, especially in the County of Cornwall, by the veteran Warrand Carlile and his worthy brother John Campbell in Hanover, by "old John Aird" and his successor William Murray in Trelawny, by Adam Thompson and Edward Wallbridge in St. James, and by James Niven in Westmoreland.
The installation of Officers of the Athole Union Lodge in Falmouth will take place at their lodge in Market Street on Tuesday evening 29th December. The names of the officers elect are:
Master Elect, the Right Worshipful past Master Daniel C. D'Souza
Depute Master, Brother L. J. Preston
Substitute Master, Henry Fray
Senior Warden, H. E. Reuben
Junior Warden, J. C. Scott
Secretary, A. C. Henriques
Treasurer, Louis H. Lazarus
Senior Deacon, Alfred Delisser
Junior Deacon, Mr. Alfred Delisser
Inner Guard, Eubert Lopez
Stewards, R. H. Walker and Henry Carvalho
There was launched from the building yard of Mr. John Rust, at Montego Bay, a splendidly built Sloop of 18 tons register, length of keel 34 feet, length of deck overall 42 feet, breadth of beam 13 feet, and depth 6 feet 6 inches. The Sloop is intended for the coasting trade of Jamaica, and is the property of Messrs. Albert Haughton, and the builder, John Rust, a native of Montego Bay.
Her Majesty has been pleased to award Medals for "Distinguished conduct in the Field" to the following Officers, Non-commissioned officers, and Men of the 2nd W. I. Regiment, for their gallant service in the recent War against the King of Ashantee: Quarter Master Kelly, Company Sergeant Major Barrow, Sergeant Warson, Corporal Parris, Privates Dunn, Fagan, Lazore, and Lewis.
Refuge, 8th December, 1874
STRAYED OR STOLEN
Leyden, St. James, 11th December, 1874
THAT my Wife LYDIA GORDON having left my house for the past eleven months, and while confined to my bed from severe chronic affections, I will not be responsible for any debts that she may contract. Any Person acting under her instructions found trespassing on my Provision Ground will be dealt with according to Law. WILLIAM GORDON
The Post which arrived in Falmouth on Friday 11th December, brought the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. [Francis Robertson] Lynch, who at the time of his death held the appointment of Assistant Attorney General for the Western District of the Island.
After the return of the Foreign Commission to examine witnesses in Jamaica, the Insurers have satisfied themselves of the true merits of the case, have paid the full amount of the claim and costs to Messrs. Nunes Bros. of Falmouth, which, it is stated, will be close upon £15,000.
The late island Treasurer, a native Jamaican, gave way at length under the painful malady which had prostrated him for some time before, and died on Thursday 9th December. The funeral took place on 11th December.
December 13, British Brigantine, Walloon, Cook, from Lockport, N.S., via Kingston, Fish-Stuffs.
December 13, British Brigantine, Eagle, Swain, from New York, Bread-Stuffs.
December 14, British Brigantine, Lilian, Hemeon, from Liverpool, N.S., via Kingston, Lumber.
Montego Bay, 15th December, 1874
THE DWELLING HOUSE in Church Street, now tenanted by Miss RANKINE. The premises are ideally suited for a large family. For particulars apply to Mr. Phillpotts Brown, Attorney-at-Law, Montego Bay.
In the Public Service in the Church at Lucea on Sunday 6th December, the Revd. Andrew J. Davidson, Rector of Hanover, accepted the magnificent present from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davis, purchased by them on their trip to England, of a cover for the Communion Table and Hangings for the Pulpit and Reading Desk, imported at the cost of £20.
December 15, British Barque Florence Louise, Kennedy, 55 days from Glasgow, General Cargo, consigned to Messrs. A. J. Vine and Son.
16TH December, 1874
Estate of ALFRED BLACKHALL of the Parish of Trelawny, Planter, Deceased, Testate
Pursuant to Law 19 of 1871 intituled a Law further to relieve Trustees
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That all Creditors and other persons having any claim against the Estate of ALFRED BLACKHALL deceased (who died on the 10th of July, 1874) and whose Will was proved in Court of Ordinary, of Jamaica, and on whose Estate Letters Testamentary have been duly granted to JACOB JACKSON of Copse Estate, in the parish of Hanover Planter, the Executor thereof) are hereby required to send their claims to the said Jacob Jackson, Copse P.O., or to me the undersigned. . . PHILLPOTTS BROWN, No. 12 Market Street, Montego Bay, Solicitor for the Executor
16TH December, 1874
Estate of FRANCIS ARNOLD of Rose Hill in the the Parish of St. James, Blacksmith, Deceased, Testate
Pursuant to Law 19 of 1871 intituled a Law further to relieve Trustees
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That all Creditors and other persons having any claim against the Estate of FRANCIS ARNOLD deceased (who died on the 17th day of July, 1874) and whose Will was proved in Court of Ordinary, of Jamaica, and on whose Estate Letters Testamentary have been duly granted to ROSINA ARNOLD of Rose Hill, in the parish of St. James, Widow, the Executrix thereof) are hereby required to send their claims to the said Rosina Arnold, Montego Bay P.O., or to me the undersigned. . . PHILLPOTTS BROWN, No. 12 Market Street, Montego Bay, Solicitor for the Executor.
On the 18th December at Prosper, in the Parish of St. Elizabeth, the Wife of the Revd. J. ADAM THOMSON, Island Curate of Swanswick, Trelawny, of a daughter.
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. Joseph Malabre, for many years acted here as Landing Waiter and Searcher, Collector of Customs at Falmouth in the room of the late J. A. Barclay deceased. Mr. Malabre arrived in this town on Sunday last and assumed duties of his office the following day.
At the annual examination of their school on the 17th December, at the School House in Lucea, in the Reading Class Adolphus H. Hopkins placed first, and John A. Levy 2nd, for style and proper intonation. For Writing Alexander S. Chisholm 1st, and Joseph K. Collymore 2nd for the 1st Class Boys; and Charlotte Collymore 1st and Catherine Lovemore 2nd for the Girls.
Latin: Alfred B. Allwood 1st, and Adolphus H. Hopkins 2d.
English Grammar: Alfred B. Allwood 1st, John A. Levy 2nd.
Greek: John A. Levy 1st, Adolphus H. Hopkins and Alfred B. Allwood 2nd, and Charles A. Lee 3rd.
Arithmetic: A. H. Hopkins 1st., J. A. Levy 2nd.
Dictation: A. B. Allwood, Charles A. Lee and J. A. Levy, declared equal
Geography: the whole 1st class excellent.
Mapping: Francis Dod, Charles A. Lee, A. B. Allwood, and Elijah Vosper declared equal
Ornamental Printing: Christopher Levy and John Levy 1st, Hugh McMahon, Daniel Sanftleben and William J. Davidson 2nd.
December 18, American Schooner Hector, via Sav-la-Mar, Higgins, to fill-up
December 18, Spanish Brig Asuncion de Nuestra Senora, Abad, for London
December 18, American Brigantine James B. Kerby, Gay, for Philadelphia, U.S.
December 18, American Brigantine Tally Ho, Sprague, for Pascagoula
December 19, American Brigantine Adelle McLoon, Munroe, for St. Ann's Bay
December 19, American Brigantine Eagle, Swain, for Montego Bay
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC
The Public are cautioned against purchasing the Premises in this Town at the corner of Market and George Streets, as no person can give a valid Title except us, WILLIAM STEPHENSON, ANTOINETTE STEPHENSON
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