April 1909

Her Majesty's Theatre

Royal ArchManaging Director - Mr Robert Arthur.
Monday Apl 26 for 6 nights at 7.30 (SAT 7.15)
Mr Leonard Boyne's London Co., in the great success
The play that ran over 400 nights at the Comedy Theatre.
Company includes Mr Eille Norwood and Miss Ruth MacKay.

Distress Fund

Dundee Town Council and Citizens Committee Relief of
Grand meeting of Champions
Greatest Athletic Carnival in Dundee
Gymnasts, Wrestlers, Boxers, Fencers.
Kinnaird Hall
Saturday April 17th 1909
Afternoon 3-6p.m; Evening 7-10p.m.
Doors open at 2.30 and 6.30 respectively.
Look out for the large pictorial poster.

Curtailing Production - Short Time in the Mills

Dundee staple trade has for some time been, and at present is, in anything but a prosperous state and it was learned in the just market on Thursday that steps are to be taken immediately to reduce production in the hope that good may result. In several mills and factories, notably in the west end, short time is to be resorted to. The usual course of extending the week-end by closing down on Friday or Saturday at noon and reopening on Tuesday morning will in most cases be adopted. The proprietors of a large establishment, however, are credited with the intention of cutting off the morning three hours and not beginning operations until 10 a.m., thus reducing the working week by 15 hours. It is also stated that in many establishments the spring holidays will be extended, and that the workers will be free from Thursday evening, 8th April until the morning of Tuesday, 13th.

Whaler Sold to Norway

The Dundee whaler Eclipse has been sold to foreign owners. The purchasers are a firm of Norwegian shipbrokers, and the transaction has been carried through by Mr Robert Ritchie, Dundee. It is understood that the ship will be employed by the Norwegian Expedition under the command of Captain Raoul Amunsen, who made the North-West passage in the little Gjoa, and who now seeks to add to his laurels by locating the North Pole. It is learned that the price is £6000.

Spring Holiday

Gilfillan Hall
Cinematograph Comicalities
And superb Concert Company
Admission six-pence; juveniles, three-pence.
No early doors, commences 7.30; doors open 7.

The Duncan Boot Mart

21 Murraygate, Dundee
Just opened
A new shoe house at the Old Address fully stocked with all the newest shapes, styles and patterns for Spring and Summer trade.
Easter Holiday Footwear - all ready at:
Duncan Boot Mart, Dundee.


In response to the largely-signed requisition addressed to the Lord Provost,
A Public Meeting
Will be held in the
Gilfillan Memorial Hall
On Friday 16th April curt., at 3 p.m.
Lord Provost Urquhart in the Chair
Resolutions will be proposed dealing with the subject, and remedies proposed thereafter.
Dundee 9th April 1909.


Weavers wanted for wide and narrow looms. Good wages.
Apply D.Beveridge and Sons, Kingskettle.

Classes Resume

Wood Carving, leather embossing, metal repousse - Mrs Sinclair resumes classes on Monday, April 19th. Classes daily and Saturday morning. Prospectuses at Studio, 15, Castle Street, Dundee.