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The friends and acquaintances of J. C. Silburn are respectfully requested to attend the remains of his Mother from his residence, Glenroy Lodge, St. Andrew.
LYONS - MYERS - On Wednesday 31st ult., by the Rev. Elias Friedlander, at the residence of the Father of the bride, John Emanuel, youngest son of the late Emanuel Lyons, Esq., to Rosa Belle, youngest daughter of Abraham Myers, Esq.
At Happy Grove, Manchioneal, on the 2nd September, Ann Emily, beloved wife of Robert Aitken, Esq.
Monthly Visiting Committee of the H. R. Society [Hebrew Relief]:
George Magnus; H. J. Depass; John Bonitto; J. J. G. Lewis; J. L. Ashenheim; George DeMercado.
G. J. DeCordova; Phillip Levy; F. L. Myers.
On Wednesday 7th inst., at 61 East Street, the wife of Solomon Morais of a daughter.
Mr. John W. Cleary intimates that on the 14th inst., he will open a Photographic Gallery at no. 40 South Parade, near the Parish Church. His terms are advertised in our column this morning.
Mr. John W. Cleary begs to intimate to his friends and the Public, that he will open on Wednesday, 14th September, A PHOTO GALLERY, no. 40, South Parade, one door from King Street and the Parish Church, where Photos will be taken in the most approved artistic styles, and at prices to defy competition.
Photos of Estates, Private Residences, Groups, etc. etc. done at the lowest possible rates.
Cartes de visites, at 8s per dozen
half dozen at 5s.
Cabinet Pictures at 20s per dozen, half dozen at 12s.
N. B. Satisfaction guaranteed. Your patronage respectfully solicited.
[Note by Dorothy Kew: Back in 1997 I wrote to Donald Lindo in Jamaica, concerning a photograph I had in my possession which had the stamp, but was not otherwise identified. I sent along a scan of the photo, front and back, in the hope that he could at least identify the possible date of the photo (I thought it might be of one of mother's older sisters.) Donald turned it over to David Boxer at the National Gallery of Jamaica.
David Boxer wrote me back on January 20, 1998 and I still have his letter, in which he stated:
"I am currently researching Jamaican phonography studios, and to date have come across eight different 'stamps' for John Cleary. All of these would have been used before Elliott became a full partner and had his name incorporated into the firm. A problem in dating however exists. Two different dates have been put forward for the creation of the firm Cleary and Elliott. One is 1890 and the other is 1906. As I have (alone) stamps that continue into the first World War, my feeling is that both dates are incorrect. I believe that Elliott joined the firm as an apprentice in 1906 but that he did not become a full partner until c. 1915-18. My earliest known stamp is dated 1883 while my earliest stamp is dated 1918.
Your stamp is I believe relatively late for Cleary alone and was probably used c. 1900-1910.
For some time after Cleary's death in 1924 Elliott changed the name to, but then reverted to the nomenclature which continued well into the 1950s"
I would say that based on the advertisement in the Gleaner Cleary began his photographic studio in September of 1881, earlier than David Boxer thought.]
At Margaret Ville, Halfway-Tree, on the 9th inst., the wife of W. E. Powell of a son.
The Wesleyan High School for Girls at Barbican is advertised to open on the 29th inst. Particulars can be learned from the Revd. Mr. Geddes, Governor.
DECASSERES - POLACK - At St. George's Church, Kingston, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. H. H. Kilburn, Thaddeus Moltke, second son of Phineas DeCasseres, Esq., of Falmouth, to Fanny Elise, eldest daughter of Jonas Polack, Esq., Kingston.
WOLFE - FRAY - At the United Presbyterian Church, Falmouth, on Wednesday the 14th inst., by the Revd. William Murray, L.L.D., assisted by the Revd. Ellis Fray (uncle of the bride), and the Revd. James Martin, Ellis Bolivar Wolfe, of Kingston, solicitor, to Edith Teresa, eldest daughter of the late Henry Fray, Esq., of George's Valley in the parish of Trelawny, and granddaughter of the late Andrew M. Cubbin, Esq.
At New York, on 7th inst., Rebecca, relict of the late Solomon Lazarus, formerly of this city, aged 79 years.
POOLE - LEVY - On the 18th August, at the Parish Church, Erith, Kent, [England,] by the Revd. R. Curties, Charles B. Poole of Forest Road, Dalston, son of the late Charles P. Poole of the Halton Road, Canonbury Square, to Josephine Sarah, youngest daughter of Joseph Levy, of the Villa, Mandeville.
MCCORMACK - MELVILLE - At St. Michael's Church, Kingston, on the 22nd September, by the Revd. Charles Melville, assisted by the Rev. C. T. Denroche, Dr. M. P. McCormack, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Revd. Herbert Melville, Rector of Linstead.
The Business hitherto carried on by the Subscribers in Chapelton, under the firm of H. MAGNUS & SON, is dissolved, as from the 1st inst. All debts due by and to the late firm will be paid and received by Mr. H. Magnus
Referring to the above, the business will be continued under the style of H. Magnus and Son by the subscriber/
At St. George's, Kingston, on Thursday the 6th instant, by the Revd. Joseph Williams, Mr. Charles Theophilus Judah, to Miss Sarah Spence Peixotto, both of Spanish Town.
Mr. William Hitchins Orrett having passed his examination, was admitted yesterday as an Attorney of the Supreme Court. Mr. Orrett was complimented by the Judges on receiving his certificate, and has our warm congratulations.
Mr. Frederick Holwell has been appointed Tide Surveyor of H. M. Customs at Port Royal, on a probationary term of three months, vice Mr. Thomas Wilnock Rodgers, incapacitated.
At Spanish Town on the 15th inst., Charles Grant Morgan, aged 45 years.
At Louis Villa, Camp Road, at half-past three o'clock yesterday evening, Joseph, third son of the late Joseph Thomas Brooks, merchant of this city.
Mr. Daniel Marshalleck has accepted the Custoship of St. Thomas. Our correspondent at Morant Bay writes that the news is hailed with "immense satisfaction". It is a good appointment.
Messrs. Desnoes' premises in Port Royal Street , the scene of the fire on Tuesday night, were closed about noon yesterday. A very large quantity of water had been thrown into the building, but the walls and floorings do not appear to have sustained much damage. The destruction of liquor, chiefly, we understand, in bottles prepared for the Christmas season, was, however, serious. Several rum puncheons exploded. On arriving down town many merchants occupying stores in the vicinity were loud in their complaints as to the failure to announce the fire from the Parish Church in the usual way.
The Governor has been pleased to appoint Joseph Solomon Marchalleck, Esq., to be Notary Public for the Parish of Saint Thomas.
The Governor has been pleased to make the following appointments: --
Mr. E. P. Pullar to be Collector of Customs at Savanna-la-Mar vice Mr. F. S. Chamberlaine.
Mr. S. Binns to be Landing Waiter at Falmouth vice Mr. Pullar.
Mr. G. B. Caldwell, Assistant Collector of Taxes at Annotto Bay, to be transferred to Black River in the place of Mr. Binns.
Mr. C. M. Gifford, First Class Clerk, to be a Third Class Assistant Collector of Taxes vice Binns, and stationed at Annotto Bay vice Caldwell.
Mr. I. H. DeMercado, of the firm of Charles Levy & Co., leaves on Tuesday next per "Alps" for New York, en route to Europe, for the benefit of his health.
At his late residence, no. 59 Harbour Street, John Hugg, late merchant of Colon.
The "Jamaica Gazette" of yesterday contains a list of persons qualified to practice medicine and surgery in Jamaica. We do not see in it the names of Messrs. Pairman and Mayner.
[It seems that Mr. Pairman, who was married to Josephine Marie Louise Magnus, daughter of Simon Magnus of Montego Bay, claimed to be a physician but was not qualified to practise. He was involved in the case of a child, Annie Beckett, who subsequently died, an editorial about which case follows.]
At Vere, Salt River, Richard Huggings Lopez, son of the late Jacob Lopez of Spanish Town, merchant, in the 43rd year of his age, leaving a wife and child.
We learn that the Reverend A. C. Walshe, Incumbent of St. Peter's Church, Port Royal, has tendered his resignation of that charge to the Bishop, and will leave per Alvena for New York on the 10th instant, en route to Canada.
An inquest will be held this morning at 9 o'clock before W. Andrews, Esq., Deputy Coroner, at the District Court Rooms, touching the death of Annie Beckett, a child whose death has been attributed to improper medical treatment, and upon whose body, exhumed ten days after burial, Dr. Stern performed a post mortem examination.
On the 2nd November 1881 at St. George's Church, Kingston, by the Bishop of Jamaica, assisted by the Rev. H. H. Kilburn and Revd. Joseph Williams, George MacDougall Duff to Helen Gordon, daughter of the late Alexander James Brymer, Esq.
MALABRE - CLEMENT - At Holy Trinity Church, Kingston, on Wednesday the 26th October, 1881, by the Rev. Joseph Dupont, assisted by the Rev. F. Hathaway, Charles Arnold, second son of the late Arnold L. Malabre, to Marie Antoinette, daughter of the late Louis V. Clement, both of this city.
At the residence of her father [97 Tower Street] Curreen, the infant daughter of Walter H. Lewis.
The public are now in possession of all the facts of the fatal case of improper medical treatment. Mr. Andrews, the Deputy Coroner, has conducted a careful inquiry ... and the jury have returned a verdict that the child died of a pernicious form of malarial fever, and of the want of proper medical aid in the early stages of the disease.
The verdict and the evidence upon which it was based justify, we think, the line of action taken by us when the case was brought to our notice. We have nothing more to say in our own behalf on this point. As soon as it was determined by the authorities to hold a post mortem examination and inquest, we abstained from discussion of the subject, although our motives, our course, and our views, were meantime subjected to criticism as sharp as it was unjust and unwarranted. In resuming our discussion of the subject, we may call attention to the fact that Mr. Justice Ker, in a judgment, on appeal, delivered as far back to the 10th February 1879, used very strong language in regard to the person whose lack of medical skill has been alleged by ourselves within the last two weeks. His Honor, speaking of Mr. Pairman, says: "It was proved that the appellant had never been registered. It was proved that he made exhibition of a total incompetency to practice medicine and inflicted on the respondent in the attempt the serious injury of salivation." And further: "That this Pairman is any doctor or expert at all, anything beyond a mountebank trading on the popular ignorance and credulity, of course, I do not believe."
The case recently under notice exhibits this incompetency in a manner evident to any ordinary observer. The child is described for instance as "exhausted", whereupon Mr. Pairman administers aconite, the very drug which ought not to have been given. Then her pulse is described by Mr. Pairman as normal at 120 beats per minute. The normal pulse in a child of her age is about 85 or 90, and is not accompanied by the pains in the head and liver and burning thirst from which the poor little thing suffered. Mr. Pairman also says that he administered mother tincture of Arsenicum. there is said to be no such medicine in homoepathy, and certainly none such is known to allopathy. What it was that Mr. Pairman gave remains unknown. The dose was large, and the child is dead. As for the blister which Mr. Pairman proposed to apply, we will only quote that very terse and epigrammatic phrase with which Dr. Stern concluded his evidence: "Blisters are a very refuge in time of trouble for those who cannot diagnose disease" - a saying pithy enough to find very wide use outside medicine.
Beyond alleging that the case had been in incompetent hands, we stated that there had been an incorrect registration of death. The entry at the Registrar's Office was "bilious remittent fever", the cause announced to the public was "pernicious remittent fever", and now Dr. Stern, after one of the most thorough examinations we have seen gives his careful and weighty opinion that death resulted from a pernicious form of intermittent fever. If these mistakes arise in one case, they may and will arise in others, until the present system of death registration is radically changed. The risk is too great under existing conditions.
The Deputy Coroner used his influence with the jury to attach a rider to the their verdict, asking the Government to forbid unqualified men from practising medicine under a system which allows them even when guilty of grave offences, to go free of punishment, yet which loads the registered practitioner with fines and penalties. The jury did not adopt the suggestion, believing perhaps that the inquest told a story plain and alarming enough to attract the thoughtful notice of the Government. We hope that at the session of the Legislature soon to be held, the subject will be dealt with; and we are rejoiced to learn that some definite action will probably be taken. We may say that, in attacking the present system, our remarks have not been intended for individual application, save where the cap was found to fit. We do not see how we could make exceptions in calling attention to evils and abuses from which the health of the community suffers, by which it is every imperilled, and from which such sad results may follow. the question with us has not been one of homoepathy versus allopathy, nor of this unqualified man versus any other, but of public health and public imposters. The family bereaved by improper medical treatment has our warmest sympathies, and it is to prevent the recurrence of these cases that we have written.
Carman - On Sunday morning, October 23rd, at New York, Arthur Richard Carman, eldest son of the late Arthur Carman of Halifax, N. S., and grandson of the late Lieut. N. J. Ricard. Aged 41 years.
November 9th, at Montego Bay, at the residence of the Revd. J. E. Henderson, Susan, the beloved wife of Revd. C. E. Randall, of Sav-la-Mar.
Mr. William R. Elliott has been appointed, with the approval of the Governor, under Law 18, of 1874, Superintendent of the Parade Garden, Kingston.
The Governor has been pleased to appoint Messrs. George Hicks and F. R. Orth, provisionally, to be permanent Assistant Inspectors of Schools - appointments dated the 1st of October, 1881.
The Governor directs it to be notified, for general information, that on a day after the 15th December 1881, the application of the Municipal Board of Trelawny, under Law 7 of 1875, for the prohibition of all burials in the town of Falmouth, except in the Jews burial ground, will be considered by His Excellency in Privy Council.
The Governor, on the recommendation of the subscribers to the Kingston Sailors' Home, has appointed the Right Reverend Enos Nuttall, D. D., Bishop of Jamaica, the Honourable George Solomon, J. C. Peynado, and George Stiebel, Esquires, to be Members of the Board of Directors of the Home for the current financial year.
At her residence in Spanish Town, on Wednesday the 9th inst., Catherine S. Dubuisson, relict of the late J. R. Dubuisson.
Our columns have contained lately an appeal to the charitable, from the Directors of the Hebrew Benevolent Society of this City, on behalf of the Alms Houses of which they have the management. These Alms-Houses were erected in 1863, and, as our readers may be aware, have since then served as a shelter to many who have been worsted in the conflict of life, and have fallen from affluence to poverty. The wear and tear of eighteen years has, however, reduced the Houses to serious disrepair, and it is announced that the sum of £800 is required for their renovation.
We are glad to note that the appeal of the Directors, based on the common sentiment of humanity, is meeting with a hearty response from the community; and that Mr. Lawton, the President, has been able to acknowledge already the receipt of several sums for this good cause. The Institution , we may state, has no vast resources, provided by a remote pious founder, to draw upon at will, but depends on voluntary contributions. Still, if it does not derive a revenue from investments, and looks anxiously for the casual offerings of the charitably disposed, it has been enabled to minister for a long period to the welfare of many aged men and women bowed down by age and broken by reversal of fortune. It has furnished the necessities of life for those who in better days themselves thought tenderly upon the poor, and for those to whom an inscrutable providence denied success in business or vocation and solace in the family circle. The majority of its inmates are women, and they therefore appeal to our compassion not less by the weakness and helplessness of their sex than by their misfortunes.
The claim of the Alms Houses is powerful, and, considering the liberality of the community, irresistible. The Directors can point to the great good effected in the past as guarantee that the gifts of the public have been, and will be, wisely expended. they can also assert, regretfully, that the want met by the Institution is as urgent today as it was in 1863. Without exceptional aid, they are unable to meet the exceptional expense of repairs and continue their work. As the Directors say: "Dispensing charity is a sacred duty; it knows no distinction of sect, but is influenced by the dictates of common humanity". In the present case, charity may be exhibited in its most catholic and practical form.
On Sunday morning at 83 Harbour Street, Caleb Benson, infant son of Charles and Isabella DePass, aged one year and two days.
On the 9th inst., at the Kirk, by the Revd. John Radcliffe, Ronald John, son of W. R. Macpherson, Esq., to Alice Maud, youngest daughter of John A. Savage, Esq., late Government Inspector of Schools for this Island.
At no. 15 Tower Street, on the 6th instant, the wife of Mr. S. S. Wortley, of a daughter.
The Hon. D. Marchalleck, Custos of St. Thomas, has been appointed Chairman of the Municipal and Road Boards of that Parish.
CUNHA - TRINCOSO - At Carmen, Sovereign State of Santando, United States of Colombia, on the 22nd October 1881, at the Parish Church, by the Revd. Father Illeras, Reginald Granville Cunha, eldest son of Louis Cunha, Esq., of Kingston, Jamaica, to Isabel Martinez, eldest daughter of Sr. Don Sabas Martinez Trincoso.
At Holy Trinity Church, on Wednesday the 16th inst., by the Revd. Joseph Dupont, assisted by the Revd John Hartell, Theodore Luc Elie of Port-au-Prince, to Mary Catherine Augusta Magnus, youngest daughter of the late Simon Magnus, Esq., of North Street Villa, Kingston.
We regret to learn that the wife of the Revd. G. Sergeant, lately Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions in this island, died on the 28th October in London.
At Melbourne, Australia, on the 29th August last, in the 54th year of his age, Edward George Harrison, third son of George and Eliza Harrison, late of Oldbury, in the parish of Manchester, leaving his widow and children and many members of his family in this Island to mourn their loss.
For several years he was the assistant manager of the Bank of Victoria and Superintendent of Branch Banks.
At Collins Green Pen, the residence of S. D. Lindo, Esq., in whose Parents' family she had been a true and faithful servant for over a generation, Mary Ann Taylor, at the advanced age of 101 years and three months, deeply beloved and regretted.
At Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on 21st inst., the wife of Charles Granville Alberga of a daughter.
At St. Mary, on Wednesday, 23rd instant, at the early age of 38 years, Sarah Elizabeth, wife of A. R. DaCosta, Esq., of Tryall, deeply mourned by her sorrowing husband and large family.
The Governor has been pleased to appoint Horace Walcott, Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of Hanover.
The Governor has been pleased to appoint Dr. A. W. Heron, to be a District Medical Officer of the Montego Bay Leeward Rural District of St. James.
At Coke Chapel, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. E. J. Southall, Alfred Alexander Levy, to Julie Catherine, younger daughter of A. R. Fitch, of H. M. Customs.
At Emerald Park, in this City, at 1 o'clock yesterday, Daniel Rodriques D'Costa, in his 43rd year, leaving a widow and six children. The funeral will leave his late residence at ½ past 4 o'clock this afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.
At no. 78 Upper King Street, Margaret Jane, relict of the late John Shea Cluchus, M. D., of Port Antonio, aged 78. The funeral will move at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
We regret to record today the death from consumption of Mr. D. R. D'Costa, at his residence, Emerald Park Pen, in the 43rd year of his age. The deceased gentleman was highly esteemed as a merchant in this city. [Daniel Rodrigues D'Costa was the father of Sir Alfred D'Costa]
It is with much pleasure we observe that Masters Michael and Gerald DeMercado, sons of our esteemed fellow-citizen, I. H. DeMercado, Esq. of the influential firm of Charles Levy & Co., have attained distinguished positions in the University College School of London. Each young gentleman gained the first place on examination in different branches of study against keen competition, besides secondary prizes in both branches. We heartily congratulate the parents of the young gentlemen, and hope the most cherished anticipations of their sons may be amply realized.
Death has again invaded a once happy home, and left there the poignant sting of sorrow. Not form the aged and the infirm, nor from the ranks of prattling childhood, but in the prime of manhood has the object been selected. With deep and sincere regret we record the death, on the 28th inst., of DANIEL RODRIQUES DACOSTA in his forty-third year, and all who knew him will join in our regrets and mourn with us the loss of this good man. In his commercial relations, which were somewhat extensive both here and in Europe, he was much respected for his probity; whilst in social life he was highly esteemed for his uniform urbanity and for the unostentatious display of many of those qualities which adorn character. The poor have lost in him a friend; but he leaves others, and foremost amongst them, deserving deep sympathy, a young widow and six children to mourn the loss of one whom Death has liberated from earthly suffering, and surely - if there be reward for virtue - consigned to Eternal Life. We offer our sincere condolence to the bereaved family, whose anguish we hope will find assuagement in the sorrow expressed by a large section of the community at the sad cause of their grief.
At Minard, St. Ann, on the 29th inst., the wife of A. W. Anderson of a son.
At his residence no 36 Fleet Street, Trasley J. Chandler.
On Saturday evening last, while Mr. Prendergast of Her Majesty's Customs, was driving a furious horse in his buggy, it got away, throwing him out into a pool of mud. On going further it came in contact with Mr. Matthew Mattos, knocking him down and drawing the vehicle over him. The old gentleman was severely hurt and had to be conveyed to the Hospital.
On the morning of Sunday the 4th inst., at Summer Hall, Kingston Gardens, the residence of her son-in-law, John McDonald, Esq., Jnr., Mrs. McLeod, much esteemed and deeply regretted.
We are glad to announce that Mr. Mattos, who was run over by a buggy on Saturday evening last, is progressing very favourably at his residence.
In this city on the evening of the 5th inst., William Sharp, to Grescilda Jones, youngest daughter of Barnet Stines, Esq.
On Sunday the 4th inst., at Mammee Bay Pen, after a short illness, Margaret Jane, the beloved wife of William Selwyn Groves.
Yesterday at 2 p.m., 73 Princess Street, Soledad Augustine, infant daughter of R. H. Barbueno.
It is satisfactory to know that the above Company may be expected soon to be in active operation. Of its success no doubt need be entertained, and in proof of this it may be instanced that a number of gentlemen residing in Jamaica have been eager to procure shares. This fact in itself will inspire general confidence in the concern, because those on the spot are better able to judge of the necessity which exists for what the Company intends to supply, and consequently of the profits which will result to the shareholders.
The Prospectus of the Company has not been as extensively advertised as it might have been; but his probably is owing to the fact that the capital needed for the undertaking is very small and that there will be little or no difficulty in obtaining it. The amount is only £24,000 in 12,000 shares of £2 each, payable ten shillings on application, one pound on allotment and the balance as required. The objects of the Company, as its designation indicates, are to establish a first class hotel in Kingston, and a sanitorium in connection therewith in the mountains. IN obtaining suitable premises in the most desirable localities, the promoters of this promising enterprise have been signally fortunate. For the Sanitorium, Flamstead Estate, the present county residence of his Excellency the Governor, has been selected. It is, as may well be supposed, well adapted for the purpose, and is delightfully situated on the Blue Mountains, where the climate is most salubrious, having an even temperature of 70 deg. Fahnt. This place will be most attractive for invalids; in fact, the magnificence of the climate is known generally beyond Jamaica, but it is not well known that Flamstead will soon cease to be private property, and for the purposes for which it is designed, be open to all health-seeking visitors and to the general public. As regards the hotel, it was intended to erect a building at the estimated cost of £20,000, but it is fortunate for the shareholders that premises admirably suited for the purpose have been procured at little more than one-fourth of that amount. the place is known as the "North Street Villa", situated at the corner of East and North Streets, where the street cars pass every ten minutes. The mansion was recently erected at a cost exceeding £10,000 by the late Simon Magnus, Esq., and has, according to the Prospectus, been purchased by the Company for the sum of £5,500. They are most admirable premises, and but a comparatively trifling sum will be sufficient to adapt them in every way for an Hotel. Some idea of their capaciousness may be formed when we state that the dining room at present is capable of accommodating one hundred guests.
At Great Valley, Manchester, on Thursday the 15th December in his 31 st year, Francis Hall Logan, eldest son of the Hon. Alexander Cochrane Logan.
At Louiseville in this city on the 19th inst., the wife of K. John Spicer of a son.
At no. 8 John's Lane in this City, on the 26th inst., Jane MacNamara in her 80th year. the friends of the late Mrs. Foderingham of Clarendon House are invited to attend the funeral.
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