February 1908

Dundee Flower Market

Tally StreetA petition from the stall holders at Craig Street Flower Market was submitted to a meeting of the Markets and Baths Committee of the Town Council on Tuesday in which certain suggestions were put forward with the view of increasing business. They suggested that the tramway system should be immediately extended to the market, that the sale of flowers in Greenmarket and Shore Terrace should be discouraged or entirely discontinued; that a large signboard be erected on the west side of the buildings; that the ground to the east side be leased by the corporation; and that the market not be closed until eleven o'clock on a Saturday evening. It was resolved that the petition be printed and that consideration of it be taken up a month hence.

Football Excursionists' Awkward Predicament

A number of Dundonians who accompanied the football team to Aberdeen on Saturday were left in an awkward position in that city over Sunday. Nearly one hundred enthusiasts lost the returning special train and as their tickets were not valid for their travelling on ordinary North British Rail Trains on Saturday night, they had perforce to stay in Aberdeen. The company, mostly young lads put in an appearance at the station on Sunday afternoon at  the departure of the 3.30 North British train but were informed that their return by that train required an additional 1s 9d. About 30 of that number managed to pay the charge but the others who were apparently without means, had to stay in the city til Monday, when money was forwarded to them from their homes in Dundee.

Exciting Runaway

An exciting runaway was witnessed in the north end of Dundee on Thursday. A pair of horses were yoked to a lorry heavily laden with jute for Angus Works and on turning from Dens Road into North Isla Street the splinter bar and pole of the vehicle broke. The startled horses immediately bolted, dragging after them the broken pole. The driver held onto the rein's as the animals careered up North Isla Street until Fairbairn Street was reached, when he obliged to relinquish his grip. Galloping along the latter thoroughfare the hoses traversed successfully Neish and Esk Street. In the latter Street however they collided with and damaged a public lamp post and this acting as a check they were secured by a passer-by and returned to the care of the driver.

Launch at Dundee

Messrs Gourlay Bros and Co Ltd., Dundee launched from the Camperdown shipyard on Monday the splendidly modelled triple-screw steamer "Baron Gautsch", the first of two with are at present building to the order of the Austrian Lloyd Steamer  Navigation Company, Trieste. The vessel has been specifically designed for passenger and mail traffic from Trieste down the Dalmation coast on the eastern side of the Adriatic, no cargo being carried. The first class passengers (90) are being berthed amidships on lower, main and awning decks in large, airy state rooms of hwich a considerable portion contain only one berth per room.

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Great Annual Sale

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"Despised and Rejected of Men"
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Hours 10 til 8. Admission 6d. Special terms arranged for bible classes.