December 1905

A Chance for Dundee Athletes

OvergateArrangements have been made for holding Olympic Games at Athens from April 22nd to May 2nd next and the veteran gymnastic instructor Mr A. Sturrock, has undertaken on behalf of the promoters to endeavour to send competitors from this quarter. The contests are open to all forms of athletes such as jumping, racing, throwing the stone and putting the shot, weightlifting, football, fencing and swimming.

Christmas is Coming

Before deciding what gifts you are to give this season, kindly pay a visit to the Exhibition at the Blind Institution at Magdalen Green and induce your friends to do the same.

Christmas and New Years Greetings

All the season's novelties in private cards are now on view in the
"Dundee Advertiser"
Lithographic Department, Bank Street, Dundee.

Inspection of them is cordially invited at any time form 9am until 6pm. Enter by the West door.
John Leng & Co. Ltd.,  Bank Street, Dundee.

Festive Feasting

Christmas Chickens, now booking orders. Cheapest, freshest, best. Direct from Bottomcraig Farm, Balmerino. Supplies from Turner, 31, Murraygate, Dundee.

Christmas Snowballs

Snowballs for Christmas trees may be made so easily out of old soft paper. Tissue paper is, of course, the best. Roll a piece until it becomes almost hard and round - about the size of an orange. Over the ball spread some paste, then put on lightly a covering of cotton wool batting or raw cotton. Bits of wire twisted into hooks may be easily inserted in the top of the ball through the paper.

Temperance Teaching in Schools

The directors of Dundee Gospel Temperance Union have arranged with Dr Pirie to deliver 20 lectures on temperance to scholars attending Dundee schools, and the matter came before the School Committee of the School Board on Monday. The Committee agreed to accept the offer of the Union, the lectures are to be given out of school hours and the arrangements to be made by the clerk.

Dundee School Children and Bulb Culture

The scheme of bulb culture organised by Mrs Carlaw Martin for the purpose of fostering the love of flowers among school children attending the Dundee Public Schools promises to be more successful than ever. The demand for bulbs steadily grows. This year no fewer than 43,061 bulbs and 386 plants have been issued to scholars. Last year the totals were 38,313 and 327 respectively. With the growth in numbers so also there has been an increase of expense. The money value of the present issue is £76 12s 1½d; last November it totalled £64 4s 4d. All the schools show an increase demand the Morgan Academy especially.

Mr J.R. Montgomery, the Barrack Park caretaker who has had charge of the distribution of the mould to the children, reports that ten tons of the mould have been given to Scholars in the 22 board schools and in the denominational schools of St. Joseph's, St.Salvador's and St. Paul's no fewer than 2,642 children have been suppled.

Women's Guild Sale of Work

Wallacetown Parish Church, Women's Guild, Annual Sale of Work in the Parish Hall on Saturday 2nd December from 3 til 9 o'clock, will be opened at 3 o'clock by Rev. A.C.W. Saunders, M.A, B.D.
Admission - Twopence.

Experienced Spinners Required

Jute Spinners (experienced) wanted for emigration. Apply, personally, Union Office, 2 Irelands Lane, Bell Street, Dundee, Saturday 2pm - 3pm.

A Festive Show

Christmas Show - Marqueterie
Poker Work & Co,The Studio,  Whitehall Crescent, Dundee.
From Wednesday December 13th to Saturday 16th December.