February 1910

Dark Blues for the Scottish Cup?

By common consent the cup-tie at Motherwell is the most interesting of the day. If Dundee can clear the Fir Park defence, few would be surprised to see the Dark Blues in the final for the Scottish Cup. Any number of arguments could be advised as to why the Dundonians should win and a few showing why they shouldn't. But cup ties are settled by play, not hot air, and the position is that if the Tayside club is even to make a draw, the form of the team must equal that against Falkirk. Unfortunately Dundee have not the gift of reproducing their best play at any given period; not to put to fine a point upon it, they are notorious erratic. In Motherwell they face a hardy resolute eleven built on cup tie lines - no superfluity of science, but no lack of dash and determination. If the northern Blues are in the mood that extinguished Falkirk they will win or draw; otherwise Motherwell will occupy the unusual position for them as semi-finalists.

The Whaling Fleet

Preparations are already being made for the approaching whaling season by the owners of the Dundee whaling fleet. Today the Balaena will be removed from her winter quarters in the Earl Grey Dock to the East Graving Dock, where she will receive her annual overhauling preparatory to departure on the spring holiday on April 10th. A complete survey is to be made of the Balaena. All her tanks are to be taken out, and a thorough examination made, full repairs on the ship and gear will also be effected, the work being in the hands of the Dundee Shipbuilding Company. Captain Murray will again command the vessel.

The Seduisante, the recent acquisition to the fleet, was taken off the Patent Slip, where she has been undergoing overhauling, and entered King William Dock, where she awaits her propeller, which is of course of construction by the Dundee Shipbuilding Company. The Seduisante will not be in readiness for departure with the others on the second Monday of April.

General Sir Baden-Powell to Visit Dundee and Perth

Intimation is made that General Sir Baden-Powell, Chief Scout, is to visit Dundee and Perth. At a largely attended meeting of the Executive of Perthshire Boy Scouting Association - Mr Herbert Pullar presiding - arrangements were made in connection with the Perth visit. It was reported that the General is to be in Dundee on the afternoon of the 21st March, and is expected to arrive by motor at Perth between six and seven o'clock in the evening. It was agreed that the Perthshire association should entertain the Chief Scout at dinner in the Station Hotel, Perth, at 7 p.m., and that at 8 p.m. the same evening a special display by the Perthshire Boy Scouts be given before the Chief Scout. It was reported that the Boy Scouts in Perthshire now number 300.

The Diana's Prospects

A meeting of the owners of the Dundee whaler Diana was held in Mathers Hotel yesterday - Mr W. Briggs in the chair. The accounts for the last voyage, showing a loss of £1284 0s 10d, were submitted and approved of. It was decided that this year the Diana should be"farmed" out, and that the owners should have a preference in taking up the shares of £10 each to cover the cost of the voyage. Meantime no call is to be made on the owners to meet the deficit on the accounts for the year. The meeting decided that Captain Milne should have charge of the vessel during the coming trip.

Dundee Shipyard - Secures Large Orders

The news that the Dundee Shipbuilding Company Ltd., has just fixed up contracts for a number of vessels will afford the liveliest satisfaction to a large section of the inhabitants of the east end of the city, where the majority of shipyard workers reside.

Yesterday afternoon the contracts were signed for the construction of three large barges for South American owners. There barges, which are in addition to the three booked a few weeks ago, will be built in sections and shipped to South America. In addition, an order has been secured to build a large twin-screw steamer of shallow draught for foreign owners.

For several months Panmure Yard has been practically idle, the men being engaged simply in repair work and in constructing iron casings for wooden drifters built at Banff. There new orders, however, will provide work for a large number of men for several months, and as the shipbuilding outlook is improving there is every likelihood that the Company will again have a long spell of activity and prosperity.

Dundee Dramatic Society Presents...

In Aid of Dundee Royal Infirmary and Local Charities
Miss McDiarmid's
Dundee Dramatic Society
"The School for Scandal"
(Costumes, scenery and all stage effects complete)
Gilfillan Hall
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
16th, 17th, 18th, 19th February.
Prices of admission - 1s 6d, 1s, 6d.

Lost or Found

Meikleour - Boat lost on the River Tay. Large stone and sand boat washed down Tay in flood on Sunday last. Finder will be rewarded on giving information to James Renton, Factor, 40, Tay Street, Perth.

Horses, Carriages, Motor Cars

Lorries, Carts, Vans, Barrows
Made and Repaired
D. Bennet & Sons,
Dundee Cart, Van and Lorry Works,
Temple Lane, Westport, Dundee.


Washerwoman wanted, fortnightly on Tuesday; west end of Blackness Road; experienced, respectable and trustworthy. 914 Advertiser Office.