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Mr. H. W. Livingstone, Chief Clerk of the General Post Office, has been appointed Public Treasurer, in room of the late Mr. Mayo. Mr. Livingstone has been in the Public Service for nearly 25 years.
January 2, American Brigantine G. H. Mills, with Bread-Stuffs.
December 30th, American Three-masted Schooner Hector, Higgins, for St. Ann's Bay.
December 29th, British Brig Harriett Wardle, Langlois, for Montego Bay, to fill-up.
A serious fire broke out on board on the evening of 23rd December, the ship being at long. 32 46W., and lat. 30 35 N. The fire, which lasted for over 3 hours, was fought valiantly by the Captain Richard Rivett and Mr. Hempshire, Chief Officer, and the crew. The 92 passengers on board rendered efficient service. Capt. Wells of the H. M. S. Bellerophon with Commander Fane, Staff Commander Watts, Midshipmen Tyrwhitt and Wells, Assistant Engineers Brunt and 4 seamen of the same ship were on board and rendered valuable aid.
January 5, British Brigantine Lillian, for Cienfuegos.
January 5, American Schooner Fred Smith, for Cienfuegos.
January 6, American Schooner Eaton, for Montego Bay.
At Hall Head estate in Trelawny on the night of December 30th, there was a serious fire which destroyed 2 Wash-houses, Carpenters' and Coopers' Shops, Stables, Wains and other property. Mr. Broderick, the active Inspector of Constabulary was quickly on the spot. Tobacco has been grown on this property, and has proved a source of wealth to the proprietor Senor Duany.
This Court was opened on Monday 11th January. The following case was tried: The Queen vs William Morgan, Samuel White, James Gilbert, William Pinnock, and Eliza Reid for unlawfully rescuing 5 Head of Cattle the property of H. B. Gardner that were impounded for trespassing on the land of Henry Carvalho. The defendants were fined.
January 9, American Schooner May Evelyn, with a general cargo from New Orleans (to a market).
January 10, British Brigantine Elizabeth, with general cargo from Halifax.
January 8, the Barque Arcadia, Stopher, from London via Kingston, consigned to Messrs. Henry E. Delisser & Co.
Montego Bay, December 24, 1874
ESTATE OF DANIEL ISAACS
Late of Haddo Penn in Westmoreland, Storekeeper
All persons having claims against the said deceased are requested to render claims to Phillpotts Brown. . .
Frederick Isaacs and John Watt, Executors.
The installation of the Right Worshipful Phillpotts Brown, Past Master, as Master of the Friendly Lodge No. 383 in the town of Montego Bay, and other Officers took place at the Lodge, Riponville, on January 14. Other officers installed were W. H. Levy, Charles Gauntlett, Samuel Jacobs, John Reaburn, Frederick Adams, Charles H. Roe, Albert Lawson, and Joseph Lewis.
His Excellency the Governor has appointed the undermentioned gentlemen to the Churchwardens during the present year in the County of Cornwall:
TRELAWNY: Messrs. William Cork and A. B. Dignum.
ST JAMES: Messrs. Robert Fowler and William Harriott Pengelly.
HANOVER: Messrs. Robert Miller and Charles M. Phillips.
WESTMORELAND: Messrs. Joseph Swaby Segre, and Richard Burgess.
ST. ELIZABETH: Messrs. Frederick Alberga, and Charles Earle Isaacs.
The following list contains the names of members of the Municipal Boards and Boards of Health.
TRELAWNY: The Hon. Robert Nunes (Chairman), the Hon. William Kerr, Messrs. Charles Delgado, Daniel C. D'Souza, James W. Fisher, Henry Martyn Purchas, Simon Thomson and John Wilson.
ST. JAMES: The Hon. William Kerr (Chairman), Messrs. William Dewar, James Fletcher, Maxwell Hall, Alexander Holmes, Frederick William Mortlock, J. W. Parkin, William H. Pengelly, George R. Phillips, and Thomas Sharp.
HANOVER: The Hon. William Hylton Cooke (Chairman), the Hon. William Browne, Messrs. William Hylton Cooke, Junr.; Henry Davis, Francis Dod, Jacob Jackson, John W. Parkin, Charles M. Phillips, Robert H. Robertson, Joseph Whittingham, and Revd. Charles Henderson Davis.
WESTMORELAND: The Hon. Benjamin Vickers (Chairman), Messrs. Richard Burgess, William Ewen, Edward J. Sadler, Joseph Swaby Segre, William Vickers, and Hugh Anthony Vickers.
ST. ELIZABETH: The Hon. William H. Cooke (Chairman), Dr. J. Adolphus, Dr. J. H. Clarke, Messrs. J. M. Cooper, James Miller Farquharson, William Hill, John Hudson, John E. Kerr, John W. Leyden, and Stephen C. Peynado.
The undermentioned gentlemen are appointed to be Parochial Road Commissioners:
TRELAWNY: The Hon. Robert Nunes (Chairman), the Hon. William Kerr, the Revd. George Henderson, the Revd. John R. Kingdon, the Revd. George Milliner, the Revd. William Murray, Messrs. Frederick G. Anderson, David Archer, Richard Bruford, Frederick R. Coy, James W. Fisher, David Galloway, Henry Martyn Purchas, Charles R. Seivwright, Eustace C. Tilley, Simon Thomson, and John Wilson.
ST. JAMES: The Hon. William Kerr (Chairman), the Revd. Robert Gordon, the Revd. Edward Hewett, the Revd. E. A. Wallbridge, the Revd. John Thomas, Dr. John Wilson, Messrs. Joseph Bridge, Thomas Brown, Henry Campbell, William Dewar, James Fletcher, Henry Goodall, Alfred Grant, Henry Gray, Maxwell Hall, Alexander Holmes, Frederick W. Mortlock, John W. Parkin, George R. Phillips, Lewis Phillips, Eustace C. Tilley, and William Tomlinson.
HANOVER: The Hon. William Hylton Cooke (Chairman), the Hon. William Browne, the Revd. Charles Henderson Davis, the Revd. William H. Burrel, Messrs. William Allan, Robert W. Allwood, Laurence F. Arguimbeau, William Hylton Cooke, Junior, Edleston Harvey Cooke, Henry Davis, Francis Dod, Richard Evans, De Beniott Spencer Heaven, Jacob Jackson, John W. Parkin, Charles M. Phillips, Robert H. Robertson, John C. Stone, and Joseph Whittingham.
WESTMORELAND: The Hon. Benjamin Vickers (Chairman), the Hon. William Hylton Cooke, the Revd. William R. Burrell, Messrs. C. P. Bovill, Thomas Cridland, William Ewen, Octavius C. Harvey, John Hudson, Junior, John Williamson Mennell, Zebulon Mennell Robert McFarlane, William A. Nicoll, Edward J. Sadler, N. H. Savarian, John Swaby Segre, William Vickers, and Hugh Anthony Vickers.
ST. ELIZABETH: The Hon. W. H. Cooke (Chairman), Messrs. Joseph Adolphus, John Calder, William L. Boxer, J. H. Clarke, E. F. Cooke, John M. Cooper, James Miller Farquharson, William Hill, John Hudson, Charles Earle Isaacs, Thomas Jones, John E. Kerr, and John W. Leyden.
At an Inquest held in Bath in St. Thomas on the 28th January, the Report of the Island Chemist was read to the Jurors by W. C. Porter, Esq., the Deputy Coroner. From the evidence in the case, Jacobin, a Coolie, was found guilty of poising with arsenic Colly, a Coolie on Golden Grove Estate in the Plantain Garden District of St. Thomas, when Colly asked him for the £30 of his earnings that he had deposited with him.
February 4, British Brigantine Lenore, Duff master from Glasgow to load.
February 5, American Three-Masted Schooner Elizabeth Magee, Magee master from New York, via Montego Bay.
February 7, British Barque Falcon, Bent, master from St. Vincent.
His Excellency the Governor has appointed Solomon DaSilva Lindo, Esquire, Assistant to the Attorney General to do duty on the Western Circuit.
Cases heard on February 8:
The Queen vs Henry Ivey, Jessie Fiora E. Ivey, Jessie Ivey, and Matilda Ivey, charged with obstructing Constable Allen in the due execution of his duty when he was called upon to arrest Charles Austin for cutting and wounding Edward Wisdom. He had to get Constable Daniel Watson and a lad named Samuel McIntyre to help him recapture his prisoner. Guilty.
The Queen vs William Jump, Frederick Allen, and George Underhill. Jump found guilty. The other two acquitted.
On February 4th, a scene novel in the Island, occurred in St. Paul's Church, Manchester. After he pronounced the Sermon and the benediction, the Incumbent, the Revd. E. Basset Key, was handed a despatch by Mr. J. Clarke, Churchwarden of the Parish, from the Colonial Secretary authorizing the Church Warden to obtain the keys to the Church from him, as removed from the Cure at the request of the Bishop of Kingston. The Revd. Key refused to deliver the keys, for he had not been charged, or found guilty be a competent Tribunal of any offence, or of neglect in the performance of duty. He did not however, prevent the Churchwarden from taking the keys off the Communion Table; the Congregation then dispersed, and the Church was locked up.
STOLEN PROPERTY. Another instance of the discovery of Silver stolen during the disturbances of 1865, took place lately. The Assistant Bailiff in the Bath District, having to execute a Writ against a Sambo Woman in the Plantain Garden River District, named McNab, levied, amongst other things, on a Silver Ladle, and some Spoons, which bear the mark of Winchester Estate, a property in that district, on which the Woman was at the time of the Rebellion in 1865, acting as House-keeper. The silver has been identified, and the woman has been arrested. It was not long since, that a similar discovery was made in Kingston, and under similar circumstances, of some silver having the mark of Plantain Garden Estate in the same district of this parish.
A STRANGE OCCURRENCE. One of those freaks of nature which occasionally occurs to startle us took place in the Bath district of this parish during the present week. A black Woman who cohabited for years with a man named Thompson, but bore him no children, became enceinte [pregnant], and in consequence of an accident was prematurely delivered of three infants, but not having strength to deliver a fourth, succumbed in spite of medical aid. She was seized with pains of childbirth on Tuesday the 2nd, delivered 2 of the infants on Thursday, a third yesterday, and gradually sunk, breathing her last on Friday night. One of the 3 infants survived for some time. I have heard of similar births having taken place in Europe, but do not remember haring of anything of the kind in this Island.
INCENDIARISM: The inhabitants were alarmed by a fire in the vicinity of the town on Saturday night, the 6th, in a thickly-populated Village called Ginger Hall. In spite of the nearness of Water in the "Island River" that separates the Village from Bath, the house and kitchen of the poor Woman were burned to the ground. It was the act of an Incendiary who was arrested and is now in custody.
ROBBERY AND MURDER: A Woman in Manchioneal whose provision ground had been frequently robbed, send two Children (a Boy and Girl) to the Ground to ascertain if further depredations had been committed. After waiting a long time for their return, she went to the Ground where she saw the horrible spectacle of the dead bodies of her children, inhumanly murdered. The Coroner and Jurors returned a verdict of Wilful Murder by some person or persons unknown.
In reference to the fiendish mention of the two children reported [above], the shock of the news caused the death of the children's Father, who was confined to bed with illness at the time. It was due to the illness of both parents that the children had been sent to the Ground. They had been sent to the Ground on Friday, and searched for throughout the afternoon and night. It was not until Saturday morning that their remains had been found some distance from the provision ground, the Crows having commenced their horrid repast on the bodies. Their poor mother is in a lamentable condition.
February 24, Sloop Queen, Walker, from Dry Harbour.
February 24, Schooner Evelina, Hall from Kingston
February 24, Sloop Surprise, Simpson, last Montego Bay.
February 25, Sloop Copse, ---, from Montego Bay
We are glad to report that 367 volumes of Books have recently arrived from England for the "Circulating Library and News Room" which is about being established in Falmouth by one of our respected fellow townsman, who is now in England, and expected to return shortly with the remaining portion of the Books, and fittings etc. for the Reading Room. Subscribers to the News Room are therefore earnestly solicited to pay in their subscriptions to Samuel Lazarus, Esq., at the "Italian Warehouse" in Falmouth.
Sir William Grey has been recalled, and Mr. Rawson of Barbados is now on his way to assume the administration of the Government of Jamaica.
With immediate possession
The desirable family residence No. 1 Cornwall Street at present occupied as the Alhambra. For particulars apply on the premises or to A. C. Henriques.
The Governor has appointed Leicester Colville Shirley, Esq., to be a member of the municipal Board and of the Board of Parochial Road Commissioners, for the Parish of Trelawny.
March 17, Sloop Zoo, Levy, from Montego Bay
March 18, Sloop Viola, Hinchelwood from Port Antonio
March 20, Sloop Victorine, Beans, from Dry Harbour
March 20, Sloop Cousins, Appleton from Montego Bay
March 20, Sloop Viola, Hinchelwood for Port Antonio
March 29, Sloop Gentle Annie, Parkinson, for St. Ann's Bay
March 20, Sloop Blanche, Haughton, St. Ann's Bay
Montego Bay, 19th February 1875
FOR PUBLIC SALE
IN MONTEGO BAY
On Monday, 22nd March
Worcester House with about 300 acres of land attached
Auchen Dolly-a run of nearly 1306 acres, abounding in fine timber, suitable for coffee
St. James Bakery, in St. James Street
Premises in St. James Street, presently occupied by Mr. R. Milbourne
House and land-field ground.
Apply to George L. Phillips and Bro.
A Synodical Meeting was held at Montego Bay last week. The retiring Moderator, the Revd. G. B. Alexander opened. In the absence of the Rivd. Richard Drummond, Moderator elect, the Ven. Mr. Carlile of Brownsville was called to the Chair. Also present were the Reverends J. Niven, Adam Thomson, J. Martin, J. Ballantine, H. Scott, W. Murray, E. A. Wallbridge, R. Gordon, G. B. Alexander, A. McKinnon, with Revd. J. Walker (London Missionary Society). On Friday evening Mr. Ballantine delivered a lecture on the "Scottish Covenanters."
MONTEGO BAY CIRCUIT COURT
This Court opened on Monday 22nd March. The following cases were heard:
Charles C. Hamilton alias Charles Edward Maine of Hanover guilty of larceny of a Mare, saddle and bridle, the property of Daniel Robinson.
James Shearer of Hanover pleaded guilty to larceny of a Filly, the property of a coolie named Toolsee, and to the larceny of a Gelding.
Robert Nelson of St. James guilty of larceny of a she ass the property of Lorenzo K. Hall.
George Dickson of Hanover guilty of arson.
Samuel Malcolm of Hanover acquitted of indecent assault on Elethea McPherson.
Robert Nelson of St. James guilty of larceny of a Mare and colt, the property of Joseph Grant.
William Miller of Trelawny pleaded guilty to Forgery.
James Elliott of St. James acquitted of Forgery.
The inhabitants of Montego Bay were aroused from slumber on Sunday night 21st March by the alarm of Fire! Fire! And tolling of the cage bell. The scene of conflagration was in the harbour. The sloop G.R.P. belonging to Mr. Joseph Phillips, which had brought up a load of Sugar and Rum on Saturday night for a vessel in port, was on fire, and burnt to the waters edge. This incendiarism we believe to have occurred from attempting to broach the puncheons of Rum on the boat by some thief as yet undiscovered. The value of the boat and cargo is said to be between £500 and £600.
March 22, Sloop Zoo, Levy, from Montego Bay
March 22, Sloop Queen, Walker from Dry Harbour
March 22, Sloop Kate, Heath, from Lucea
March 27, Slop Victorine, Beans, from Dry Harbour
March 23, Sloop Kate, Heath, for Lucea
March 24, Sloop Queen, Walker, for Dr. Harbour
March 24, Sloop Florence, Brown, for Montego Bay
Mr. Alfred T. Kidd, late of the Revenue Department, was found guilty of embezzling certain sums of money, the property of the Government of Jamaica. He was sentenced to 5 years penal servitude. The prosecution was conducted by the Hon. Mr. Barne, Attorney General. The prisoner was defended by Mr. Barrister Baird, who arrived in the Island by the last Packet and was soon after admitted by the Chief Justice to practice in the Courts of this Island.
School inspection: The Revd. Mr. Chandler, one of the newly appointed School Inspectors, has been inspecting the schools in St. Ann during the past week.
Horrid Murder: An atrocious murder was committed in the Ocho District of St. Ann on the road near to a place called Exchange, on a man who was seen in St. Ann's Bay during the past week.
March 28, British Brigantine Mirella, ----, from Halifax, with Fish-Stuffs.
March 29, American Three-masted Schooner Ida M. Eldridge, ---, from New York via Kingston.
Manslaughter. A dispute arose some weeks ago between the Boilermen at Benham Estate, when the head-man killed the other with one blow. At the inquest the Jurors returned a verdict of manslaughter.
Commercial. Mr. Zachary Jones is erecting a large and handsome fire-proof Store, which, with a Wharf and Warehouse he built some time ago, adds very much to the appearance of Savanna-la-Mar.
The Parish of St. James has sustained a great loss in the death of Abraham Hart, Esq., one of the principal merchants in the County of Cornwall. The death occurred on 28th March in Montego Bay, the deceased having attained the 63rd year of his age. Mr. Hart was a native of England, and during the last 40 years he resided in Montego Bay. His death is regretted by a large number of Relatives. His Funeral was conducted on Monday 29th March, attended by a large number of persons of all classes.
The following cases were tried at the Court House on March 29th:
The Queen vs Henry McLean, charged with wounding a cow the property of the Hon. Henry Westmoreland. The Jury could not agree, and the prisoner is to appear at the next Court.
The Queen vs Samuel Levers, alias Plunkett, for attempting to break into the Rum Warehouse at Salt Gut to steal Rum. Guilty.
The Queen vs W. McDonald and Daniel Lamey for larceny of Rum, the property of Henry Hutchings. Guilty.
The Queen vs John Gardner for larceny of a mule belonging to Thomas Beacher Scott. Guilty.
This Court opened on Monday last before Mr. Justice Roper. The following criminal cases were disposed of:
The Queen vs Robert Thompson for receiving money under false pretences, giving to a Coolie named Sommaroo one of the old time "Planters Bank" Cheques for goods and cash. Guilty
The Queen vs Charles Montague for breaking into a warehouse at the Wharf of Messrs. D'Souza, Sons & Lazarus, and stealing several bars of soap and some fish. Guilty.
The Queen vs Christian Morgan, Margaret Barrett and Charles Samuells for larceny of money. Acquitted.
The Queen vs Henry Jarrett for an indecent assault on Sarah Fagan. Acquitted.
The Queen vs Henry Miller for housebreaking and larceny. Guilty.
April 5, Sloop Kestral, Guozong, Montego Bay Ballast
April 5, Sloop Twinling Star, Hudson, Montego Bay
April 6, Sloop A.V.D. Holder, Dry Harbour
April 8, Schooner Violin, Debux, Kingston
Mr. Adolph J. Corinaldi, a son of Samah G. Corinaldi Esq. of Montego Bay, has successfully passed the Cambridge Middle Class Examination in England.
A poor man named Thomas Williams, from Perth Town in Trelawny, was discovered early on Saturday morning by Sergeant Major Atherton of the Constabulary on the Piazza of the Fire Proof Store of Messrs. Corinaldi & Co., almost lifeless. He was removed to the Parochial Hospital, but having been without food for sometime previously he died within a few hours after.
John Charles Mackglashan, Esquire, to be Auditor General of Jamaica, in the room of the Hon. John Warde Straton, who has resigned.
The Governor has appointed Solomon Da Silva Lindo, Esquire, to act as an Assistant to the Attorney General to do duty on the Eastern Circuit, during the absence, on leave of Mr. S. Constantine Burke, effective the 10th April.
April 11, Barque August, Lonnies, 4 days from Milk River Bath, to load.
April 11, Schooner Nellie Shaw, Cate, from Kingston with Bread-Stuffs.
April 12, Sloop Minnie, Greenwood, from Savanna-la-Mar.
April 11, Brig Appollo, Jargusen, for London
April 11, Three masted Schooner Ida M. Eldredge, Eldredge for Trinidad
April 11, Schooner Barbadian, Allen, for Inagua
April 11, Schooner Hannah Coomer, King, for Port Antonio
April 11, M. H. Morris, Patterson for Montego Bay
April 10, Sloop Victorine, Bain, for Montego Bay
April 10, Sloop Tichbourne, Samuels, for Dry Harbour
TO THE PUBLIC
Sincere thanks to the inhabitants of Falmouth and it vicinity for patronage of my BUTCHERY Business. I am now in a position to supply my customers with wholesome Beef at my Stall every Saturday. DAVID BLACK
On the night of Monday last, between the hours of 8 and 9 o'clock the inhabitants of Falmouth were alarmed by the ringing of the "Market Bell" and cries of FIRE. The tinsmith shop, in Market Square, occupied by Mr. Wilford Smith, and adjoining the Liquor and Provision Shops of Messrs. Robert H. Walker and Messrs. Lazarus was on fire, owing to the carelessness of some of the workmen in not extinguishing the fire used during the day for soldering purposes. The Town's people, and particularly the females, turned out in large numbers and did good service. His Honor the Custos was quickly on the spot.
April 13, Swedish Brigantine Thor, Hellberge, ballast from Demerara, to load.
April 14, Barque Lewis M. Lamb, Williams, from St. Thomas, to load
April 12, Sloop Jane, Holdsworth, from Kingston
April 13, Sloop Surprise, Simpson, from Montego Bay
April 13, Sloop Tichborne, Samuels, from Dry Harbour
April 12, Sloop Elfin Star, Lawrence, for St. Ann's Bay
April 13, Sloop A. V. D. Holder for Dry Harbour
April 14, Sloop Gentle Annie, Parkinson, for Dry Harbour
We are highly pleased at the appointment of John Charles MacGlashan, Esquire, a native of Jamaica as Auditor General of Jamaica. He has been in the Public Service for a very lengthened period.
We paid a visit to Duncans a few days ago and inspected the Well which is being dug there under the superintendence of Mr. William Ellis. The Well will be 150 feet deep.
April 19, Sloop Kate, Heath, from Lucea
April 20, Sloop Bessie Ann, Gardner, from Lucea
April 21, Sloop Twinkling Star, Hudson, from Ocho Rios
April 17, British Barque Dundee, Stevens master, for London
April 19, Sloop Kate, Heath, for Dry Harbour
April 20, Sloop Bessie Ann, Gardner, for Lucea
April 20, Schooner Only Son, Maxfield, for Dry Harbour
April 19, British Barque Thomas Brocklebank Stevens, via Sav-la-Mar to load
April 20, American Brigantine Bebear, Baine, master, via Jackmel with general cargo
The Circuit Court for this precinct opened on Tuesday 13th April. The following prisoners were arraigned:
William MacKenzie for Rape. Not guilty.
Becessar, a Coolie, for housebreaking and larceny, not guilty.
John Wallen, for asron of a dwelling home, guilty.
On Wednesday the trial of Edward Wilson was tried for the murder of the 2 children at Beeton, in the parish of Portland on 5th February, which was previously reported. While in prison the prisoner had confessed to killing the 2 children and also a man and a woman at some previous period. Found guilty and sentenced to death. (On being escorted from Bath, Wilson tried to drown himself and the other convict handcuffed to him, in fording the Island River that skirts Bath).
Peter Farrar arraigned for stealing a Mule. Guilty.
On Thursday, Jacobin was tried for murder of a Coolie named Colly. In consequence of a conflict of evidence, a Coolie named Suthertame having given three different statements, the prisoner was acquitted.
Three Coolies, Loton, Mohoro, and Salaroo, accused of Arson of the trash-house at Hall Head Estate in St. Thomas. Loton was convicted and the other 2 acquitted.
At the Circuit Court in Bath, the Coolie Jacobin, who was indicted for the murder of another Coolie named Colly, was defended by Mr. Baird and acquitted. He defended three other Coolies accused of Arson of the trash-house at Hall Head Estate in St. Thomas, and only one was found guilty. Mr. Baird has evidently had much practice at the Bar.
April 25, British Barque Walker Hall, Green, master 35 days from Waterford.
April 25, British Barque Eden, ---, master 28 days from Cape Verd.
We regret to announce the death in London during the present month of Mrs. Sarah Garrett, Relict of the late Revd. Thomas Garrett, formerly Rector of this Parish. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives.
On the night of Saturday last the two trash houses on the above-named Estate were totally destroyed by fire, which is supposed to be the work of an incendiary.
Sir William Grey visited Wales Estate, the property of the Hon. Robert Nunes, on Tuesday last, where the Peasantry turned out in large numbers to welcome him. From there Sir William proceeded to Orange Valley Estate, the residence of the Hon. William Kerr, Custos of St. James, and from there they proceeded to Montego Bay on Wednesday. Yesterday Sir William drove through Falmouth for Mahogany Hall Penn, the residence of James Wanchope Fisher, where he remained until this morning when he will proceed to Unity Valley the property of Findlater Roper, Esquire.
April 19, Sloop Racer, Morais, from Montego Bay
April 30, Rifleman, Dickson, from Montego Bay
May 1, Sloop Gentle Annie, Parkinson, Port Antonio
April 29, Swedish Brigantine Thor, Hellberg, master for London
April 29, Sloop Kate, Heath, for Lucea
April 29, Sloop Tichbourne, Samuels for Dry Harbour.
Three months' leave of absence has been granted to the Hon. D. P. Trench, Collector General, to take effect on the 8th May. During his absence his duties will be divided between Charles Haigh, Esquire, Supervisor of Revenue Offices, and Richard Gillard, Esquire, Collector of Customs, Kingston.
Major Prenderville, Inspector General of Constabulary, has obtained leave of absence for 12 months, and will shortly leave for England. A. H. Alexander, Esquire, Agent General of Immigration, will act in his place, and will also attend to the duties of his own office.
May 1, British Barque Swanley, Wood, master from London with General Cargo.
May 3, Sloop S. Ann's, Percy, from Port Maria
May 4, Sloop Zoo, Levy, from Montego Bay
May 5, Sloop A. D. C. Lyon, from Montego Bay
May 5, Sloop Kestrel, Gozong [Gouzong?], for Montego Bay
May 5, Sloop Tichbourne, Samuels for Dry Harbour
We copy the following from a paper published in Free Town, Sierra Leone, as likely to be of some local interest, as the Father of the Bride was stationed in Jamaica for several years.
On Saturday, 20th March, a great number of people attended at St. George;s Cathedral to witness the marriage of Assistant Commissary James Casmaijor Gore to Amy Augusta Stokely, daughter of Major Doorly, the Police Magistrate and Manager of the 1st Eastern and Mountain Districts of this Settlement. The Bride was accompanied by her Mother, Sister, and Miss Huggins. Luncheon was served at the home of the Bride's Father, with the Band of the 1st West India Regiment performing.
Immigration:- The Coolie Ship Robert Lees arrived here last week with Immigrants. There were 4 deaths and 2 births during the passage. The planters say the Coolies are the finest lot brought to the country for some years.
A New Store:- Mr. Zachary Jones has opened his fire-proof Store.
A Wrecked Vessel:- The hull of the Twinkling Star the casus belli between Messrs. Nunes Brothers and an Insurance Office, is now being broken up by Mr. Saverian who purchased it.
May 23, British Barque Patricia, Roche, from London
May 24, British Barque Medina, Tindale, in 46 days from London.
In Falmouth on the Evening of Wednesday 26th May, after a long and painful illness which he bore with Christian fortitude, MR. JAMES WHITE ATKISS at the early age of 34 years. The deceased at the time of his death held the office of Tyler at the Athole Union Lodge, in Falmouth: he was also for a lengthened period Organist of the Parish Church in Falmouth, and of Marley Church in St. James. A large concourse of persons, of all classes, followed his remains to their lasting resting place. He leaves Mother, Wife, several children and a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Cedar Hill, Trelawny, 29th May, 1975
My wife Catherine Holbrook having left my protection since last March and will not return to me, this is to give Notice that I will not be responsible for any Debts she may contract. Charles Holbrook.
At Falmouth on the 5th June, DAVID RIEUSET, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. DIGNUM. Aged 3 years.
His Excellency the Governor has appointed Phillpotts Brown, Esquire, Attorney at Law, to be Clerk of the Petty Sessions for the Parish of St. James; Clerk of the Montego Bay Circuit Court and Assistant Clerk of the Montego Bay District Court. He was a very successful as a practicing Solicitor in the various courts of Jamaica.
Falmouth, 7th June, 1875
All demands against the Estate of the late REVEREND GEORGE MILLINER must be rendered on or before 11th August. CATHARINE MILLINER, Administratrix.
The Society was founded on 24th November, 1874. The President is the Revd. William Murray; Vice Presidents Messrs. Vine and Mockler, two Elders of the Kirk; Treasurer and Secretary James Alfred Vine, Esq. Managing Committee: Messrs. John Cameron, David Archer, S. E. Payne, James Young, Charles Brown, Charles Heighington, Alexander Smith, T. G. Kidd, G. H. Murray, and W. A. Innes.
June 8, British Barque Flyde, Boutflour, to load
June 9, British Barque Patricia, Roche, for Montego Bay to load.
June 10, British Barque Medina, Tindale, for Lucea to load.
At the opening of the Supreme Court on June 10th, Mr. Advocate Lindo moved that a Mandamus issue against the Church warden of the Parish of Manchester, directing him to deliver up to the Reverend E. Bassett Key, the Incumbent, the keys of the Church which had been forcibly taken from him by that officer, by, it was said, an order of the Governor. The Revd. Key was duly licensed to that and another church in July 1866.
June 12, Scotch Barque Diamond, from Glasgow, via Kingston, with general cargo.
June 13, American Schooner Hannah Coomer, King, for Port Antonio to load.
ARRIVED AT MONTEGO BAY
June 6, British Brig Jane Brown, in 8 days from St. Thomas, in ballast to load.
June 7, British Barque Mary in 9 days from St. Thomas in ballast
June 9, American Schooner Nellie Star, in 17 days from New York with a general cargo
June 10, British Schooner Mary Ann, in 5 days fro Inagua, with Salt
June 10, British Schooner Argyle, in 3 ½ days from Inagua, with Salt
SAILED FROM MONTEGO BAY
June 5, British Barqueantine Union with general cargo for London
June 5, Brigantine Urockladon, with general cargo for London
June 17, British Barque, Arcadia, ---, in 52 days from London, with general cargo
SAILED FROM MONTEGO BAY
June 13, British Barque Port Royal, Johnson, master with general cargo
June 13, British Barque Thomas Brocklebank, Stevens, master, with general cargo for Liverpool
We regret to announce the death of Robert William Allwood, Esquire, of Lucea, in the Parish of Hanover, in the 38th year of his age, on Tuesday 18th June. He was a native of the parish of Hanover, in which his ancestors, for generations past, had been persons of much consideration, holding the highest parochial offices of honour and of trust. Mr. Allwood himself, at a very early age, on the death of his father in 1859, was elected by the then Vestry of Hanover to its Clerkship, which carried with it, under the existing regulations of the Government, the Collectorship of Dues and Taxes. When Sir John Peter Grant modified and re organized the officialism of the several Revenue Departments, Mr. Allwood was installed as Chief of the Collectorate of Hanover, with a third-class position, --and such was the aptitude for business he evinced, so remarkable the talents he possessed for the discharge of the peculiar, and often delicate duties of his appointment, that the Government was induced by his merit alone, to promote him to a second, and finally to a first-class position in the Collectorship of the Island.
On the death of his father in 1859 he became the head of the household of his widowed Mother and fatherless Sisters. In 1866 he married the second Daughter of the Rector of the Parish, the Revd. Andrew J. Davidson. The spacious apartments of Bachelor's Hall were soon filled with a group of lovely Children.
No fewer than 500 persons attended his funeral, which was performed by the Revd. Davidson assisted by the Revd. Joseph K. Collymore. The body was interred near to those of his Parents at the western end of the Church.
June 19, British Brigantine Wilhelmina, Norman, from Plymouth, to load
June 19, British Brig Harriett Wardle Langlois, from London
June 20, Scotch Barque Florence Louise, Williams, to load
June 26, British Brigantine, Louise from Halifax with Fish-Stuffs
June 28, British Barque Regia, Groom in 40 days from London, with general cargo
June 26, British Barque Arcadia, Collins, Rio Bueno to fill up
June 26, British Brigantine Comrade, ---, for Halifax
June 29, Barqueantine Flyde, Boutflour, for London
Two smart shocks of Earthquake were felt in this town on Saturday July 3, at 12:15 P.M. The second shock was very heavy and lasted a few seconds.
July 2, British Barque William Naizby, Defriez, from London with general cargo
July 4, American Brigantine John Shay, for New York
ADVERTISEMENTSMontego Bay, 5th July 1875
The Judges of the Supreme Court held that the Mandamus must issue, and the keys must be returned to the Reverend E. B. Key, as the Act under which they had been taken from him had been repealed.
Splendid entertainment. A Ball was given by Mr. & Mrs. Cottam at their noble mansion of Stoke's Hall on the night of July 1st. There was a large assemblage of the elite of the parish, and several families from Kingston. Stokes Hall is one of the few remaining Mansions which tell of Jamaica's former greatness. It was built in the castellated style in 1659 by General Stokes, one of the earliest settlers in the colony.
July 10, American Brig Sarah Gilmore, Clifford, Master from New York, via Kingston, with Bread-Stuffs.
July 12, British Barque Dundee, Stevens, Master from London, with general cargo
July 8, Sloop Minnie, Greenwood, from Montego Bay
July 8, Sloop Kestrel, Williams, from Montego Bay
July 8, Sloop Viola, Hinchelwood, with provisions, from Port Antonio
July 8, Sloop Dart, Brown, for St. Ann's Bay
July 9, Sloop Copse, Morgan, for Montego Bay
July 10, Sloop Kestrel, Williams, for St. Ann's Bay
Mr. John Humber, Assistant Clerk of the Montego Bay District Court, has been appointed Clerk of Petty Session for St. James in the room of Mr. Phillpotts Brown resigned. Mr. Allwood, Clerk of Montego Bay District Court has been appointed Clerk of the St. James' Circuit Court.
On Tuesday last at the Falmouth Court of Petty Sessions, Johannes Mierba, Seaman on board the British Barque William Naizby was charged with desertion from that vessel on the morning of July 11th. The defendant, who is a Dutchman, pleaded guilty and stated that he left the vessel due to the illtreatment exhibited towards him by the other seamen who were Englishmen. Captain Defriez sated that the defendant had never made any complaint about the alleged illtreatment. The prisoner was sentenced to one moth hard labour in the Falmouth District Prison.
His Excellency the Governor has dismissed Dr. George Saunders, the Government Medical officer at St. Ann's Bay, who was, a few weeks ago, convicted before the St. Ann's Bay Justices of the Peace, for committing an assault on one Robert Harrison a patient in the Government Hospital. The doctor had admitted to kicking the patient.
A Criminal Case: A female named Grace Wilson was brought into the Constabulary station yesterday from Airey Castles on the charge of having caused the death of her mother. It appears that for some time the accused had been beating her mother, finally causing her death. The daughter will be tried for murder.
July 11, British Barque Florence Louise, Williams, for Montego Bay, to load.
July 16, British Barque William Naizby Defriez, for Rio Bueno, to load.
July 16, Sloop Jane, Holdsworth, for Dry Harbour & St. Ann's Bay.
In London, on Wednesday 16th June, in the 46th year of his age, from the effects of an accident, by which his clothes took fire, MICHAEL HENRY Esq., well known to and esteemed by many persons on this island. A large circle of friends, along with his many relatives, mourn his loss.
This Club is progressing favourably, and the number of its members is nearly 200. Mr. Short, who has been in England for the last 6 months, has resigned his post as Secretary, and his place is taken by Mrs. F. B. Grant, who is actively employed. The present Club House situate in East Street, is one of the first Houses in the city of Kingston.
We are requested by the Treasurer to acknowledge the receipt of the following subscriptions to this Fund: William Hill, Esq., J. W. Leyden Esq., C. G. Farquharson, D. Galloway, R. B. Braham, George Nash, G. C. Child, A. Muirhead, James Royal, R. Watson, Jnr., S. E. Myers, J. W. Tucker, John A. Watson, J. A. Tennant, George Nicholson, M. Webster. [According to an Advertisement for contributions, the Fund was established to defray the expenses to which the Churches of St. Paul, St. Barnabas and St. Silas, as well as their minister Mr. Key, have been put, to establish the right of a clergyman.]
In accordance with the order of the Supreme Court the Churchwarden of Manchester, through Mr. Thomas Hendrick his solicitor, has delivered over to the Revd. E. Bassett Key's Counsel, the keys of the Keynsham Church in the parish of Manchester which was illegally taken from him. His Excellency the Governor has also signified his intention of paying the salary of the Reverend Gentleman for the past 7 months.
July 14, Sloop Kestrel, Williams, from St. Ann's Bay with Logwood
July 15, Sloop Zoo, Levy, from Montego Bay in Ballast
July 15, Sloop Cousins, Appleton, from Montego Bay with Onions and Potatoes
July 19, Sloop Jane, Holdsworth, in Ballast from St. Ann's Bay
July 21, American Schooner Storm Petrel, in 20 days from New York, with Flour
July 20, Brig Hope, for St. Ann's Bay to load
July 20, Sloop Jane, Holdsworth, for Frankfort
July 21, Sloop Kestrel, Williams, for St. Ann's Bay
July 2_, British Brig Harriett Wardle, Langlois, for London
Mr. L. A. Rattigan, the newly appointed Assistant Collector of Taxes for St. James, passed through Falmouth on Saturday last on his way to Montego Bay.
July 22, British Barque Dundee, Stevens, master for Rio Bueno, to fill-up
July 26, British Barque Regia, Groom, master for Montego Bay to fill-up
In Falmouth on Tuesday the 15th July, the Wife of Mr. Louis Lazarus of a Son.
The above-named Court for the parishes of St. James, Trelawny, and Hanover was opened on Monday morning last. The following cases were tried:
The Queen vs James Cooke, Jnr., of Trelawny for bestiality. Guilty.
The Queen vs John Hutton, for larceny of clothes. Guilty.
The Queen vs Samuel Baillie of St. James for Arson. Acquitted.
The Queen vs Robert Gray of St. James for bestiality. Acquitted for insufficient evidence.
The Queen vs Alexander Gray Cameron, charged with Rape. Acquitted. Defended by Mr. Advocate Baird.
The Queen vs Francis Chisholm for highway robbery with violence. Postponed until next Court.
On Tuesday the case of Dr. Henry Hume vs John C. Lewis, to recover £120 for services performed as a medical man, was heard. The plaintiff was offered, and agreed to accept, £60.
July 29, American Schooner Storm Petrel, for Cienfuegos.
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