June 1910

Caledon Secure Two Large Contracts

Dundee shipyard workers have no reason to complain of lack of work at the present moment. This week the Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, booked orders for the construction of other two large steamers. The new vessels are for the Clyde Shipping Company, Limited, Glasgow, for which firm the Caledon Company have already built 19 vessels, a striking testimony to the high class work turned out by the yard. The vessels are intended for the coasting trade between English and Irish ports. And they will in every respect be practical duplicates of the craft previously built for this firm in the Caledon Yard. Both steamers will be of fairly large dimensions. Each will be 252 feet long, while their registered gross tonnage will be 1330, they will be fitted with the latest and most up to date appliances for the rapid and easy handling of cargo and powerful engines will be supplied from the Caledon Company's Lilybank Foundry. These contracts along with the tourist steamer already in hand, ensure steady work to the Caledon Yard employees till the end of this year.

Full Programme at the King's Theatre

Music hall patrons of the city are joyful in the anticipation of the good things in store for them. In a week Miss Ellaline Terriss and Mr Stanley Brett, a combination who have achieved fame in musical comedy, will hold sway at the King's Theatre, and as both are old favourites in Dundee full houses will be the rule.

Then a few weeks afterwards we are to have the opportunity of welcoming an old friend in the person of the inimitable Harry Lauder. That booking will be brisk for that week there is little doubt. For next week a programme which promises to be extremely entertaining has been secured. A novelty in the way of an Egyptian musical comedy, presented by Will Lytton, holds the place of honour. The production is by Harry Roxbury, a fact which makes commendation superfluous. Tom E. Finglass, "a cowboy coon" who made a hit with that popular ditty youths of the city with several other catchy melodies. The remainder of the programme includes The Darntons; harmonising duetists; Cestria; comedy juggler; Edie Veno, comedienne; Phoenix Trio, singers and dancers; Leo Fields, comedian and Vi Laurie, comedienne and dancer.

Well done Dundee Hibs!

Dundee's new football combination may well feel proud of itself. Not many clubs in the Hibs' position would have secured promotion to the Second Division after their first season's existence, and Manager Reilly is to be congratulated upon his success. Dundee can well afford to support two good football teams, and there are quite a number of fine teams in the Second Division which Dundonians never before heard of, but which they will now have an opportunity of seeing perform in their own district. If the Hibs go on at this rate we may see them Scottish Cupholders before many seasons have gone. The Bellman.

Extensive Library Auction

On Friday first, at 3 p.m.
In the Great Auction Rooms, 31 South Tay Street
Important sale, by public auction of and
Extensive Library of Books
(Belonging to the Estate of a deceased local Clergyman)
Sale at 3 afternoon.
Jas. A. Maclean & Sons, Auctioneers.

Glory Revived

Reform Street was once one of the main business centre of Dundee. At that time it contained some of the finest shops and a large part of the retail trade of the city was done there. With the subsequent opening of new streets, and the renovation of premises elsewhere, traffic was diverted in other directions, and Reform Street suffered a slight eclipse. For a time it seemed as if its glory had departed. Some years ago, however, trade returned to it, and it regained much of its former importance. Its shops were modernised, and business energy and resource had the usual result. That business people have a growing faith in Reform Street is amply shown by further developments that are now taking place.

Three shops have been, or are being, extensively enlarged for new occupants. Messrs Methven Simpson, Limited, musicsellers, are to occupy large and handsome new premises there; Mr Andrew Kidd has transferred his well-known tea-rooms to another part of the street, where much more commodious accommodation has been provided; and Messrs Lennie & Thomson, opticians have also found new and extensive premises in Reform Street. Other developments will take place soon and the result of the tern's "flitting" will be a considerable transformation in appearance of the West Side of that thoroughfare.

Death of Famous Dundee Footballer

Perhaps the greatest Scottish centre forward of his day, William Dickson, the old Dundee Strathmore player, passed away at Stroke on Thursday.

Dickson was in Dundee last March, and it was observed that he was not looking at all well. Since then he has been practically confined to his house. He was engaged in the licensing business in Stoke.

After gaining his place in the Strathmore eleven Dickson was never displaced, and eventually attracted the attention of the Scottish selectors, and was chosen to play against Ireland in 1888. The first English team for which Dickson played was Sunderland. From this team, however he returned to Strathmore. Aston Villa were the next club to come on the scene, and Willie was enticed over the Border, and played for the Villa for three years. From this club he went to Stoke. During his playing career in England Dickson was recognised as one of the finest forwards who ever left Scotland for an English club. Dickson was a Director of the present Stoke F.C.

Lennie & Thomson's

Sight-testing rooms
Now opened at
52 and 54 Reform Street, Dundee
(Next to the Lamb's Hotel).

The Book Mart

School Prizes
Large stock of school prizes now on view
Remainders suitable for school prizes at greatly reduced prices.
Catalogue on application.
Mrs MacGregor,
Bookseller and Stationer
8 Whitehall Street, Dundee.

Kinnaird Hall

Friday, June 24th, at 7.30
Violin Recital
By the pupils of h. Everitt Loseby
Vocalist - Miss Jeannie Whyte
Orchestra of 130 performers.
Programme of admission to be had at the Musicsellers.