June 1912

Broughty’s Novel Bathers

Picturesque is the scene on Broughty sands when the tide is nearly full at this season. The water is alive with jovial bathers, while everywhere, clad in bright colours, the wielden of the pail and spade are noticeable. But on Wednesday two novel bathers appeared on the scene, and all other bathers stayed to watch them perform their ablutions. Under the care of Don Carlos, and Indiana native, two fine elephants, with stately step, marched towards the water, and soon were evidently enjoying their splashing in the noble Tay.

The elephants were Lil, whose age is 17 and Jenny, four years older, both attached to Bostock’s Menagerie. Elephants bathing in the Tay is not a common sight, and the scene drew many spectators.

Printing and Lithographing

A Business Proposition –
May We Quote You?
“Advertiser Office, Bank Street, Dundee.
(Enter by West Door).

Emigration Boon

£559 a Year Is What Deserted Families Cost the City

A new and serious feature of the emigration boon is the number of men who are leaving their wives and families to starve.

Dundee has its share of them, and there are 22 cases of families deserted by men emigrating to the colonies. The cost to the rates of the city is £10 15s a week, or a total of £559 a year.

The Key to Dundee

The new edition of the book used more than any other in Dundee – the Dundee Directory published by J.P. Mathew & Co. – has just been issued. In addition to a resume of the year’s work in the city, and an outline for the scheme for a Greater Dundee, the plan of the city has been revised by the City Engineer.

While the usual lists for the city and adjoining districts have been added to and brought up to date. Its red cover is bound to be seen in every office and workshop in the city.

Situations Vacant

Young women wanted with some experience of making up samples of jute carpets. Apply Ancrum Works, Lochee.

Off to the Arctic

The Ernest William, the first whaling vessel to leave the Tay this season, set out for the Arctic with Tuesday afternoon’s tide. It is not the intention of the vessel to engage in whale fishing, but to convey stores to the various stations in Cumberland Gulf and Davis Strait. Among the packages in her hold were to be observed several bearing the name of Dr. Greenshields, who visited the city some time ago, and who is at present in the Arctic regions.

A pathetic incident marks the departure of the ketch. The skipper of the Ernest William, Captain Stephen, has had the misfortune to be bereaved of his wife, who resides in Peterhead and the journey north was broken at that port on that account.

New Steamer for the Tay

Messrs D. & J. Nicoll have purchased from the Belfast and County Down Ralway Company a large and commodious vessel, the Silver Bernagh, which is at present sailing on Belfast Lough. The addition of this steamer will bring Dundee’s fleet of pleasure boats up to four.

Although she has a beam of 26 feet and is 220 feet in length – dimensions considerably greater than those of any of the other passenger steamers – her draught will only be the same as that of the Marchioness of Bute, and the trip upstream to Perth will be negotiated with ease. An additional advantage will be the power of sailing at 17 knots per hour, which is well above the steaming rate of the local fleet. In shape she is much the same as the Marchioness of Bute, and has a luxuriously appointed salon and cabins.

The Silver Bernagh was built at Glasgow by Messrs J. & G. Thomson, and has accommodation for 1800 persons. Captain Morrison is master of the vessel, and the first river trip is likely to take place today.

Tomatoes and Macaroni

Stew ½ lb tomatoes; boil ¼ lb macaroni till soft, stir well together; add 2 oz grated cheddar cheese and a nut of butter. Stir again and sprinkle chopped parsley on top.


King Theatre and Hippodrome
Next Week.
The Season’s Engagement Par Excellence
Mr David Devant,
The Celebrated London Magician,
Who creates a furore wherever he appears.
Supported by other eminent artists.
Special Family Matinee
Saturday, June, 8th at 2.30 p.m.
At which Mr Devant will present a Complete Two Hours Entertainment
Including all the wonderful illusions never before seen out of Maskelyne & Devant’s own Hall in London. No variety artist will appear.

Booking office open daily at theatre 11-4; 7-10. Tel 1930.

Lyall to Remain at Dens

Jack Lyall is not to leave Dens Park after all, terms have been arranged between player and club. These hung fire for sometime while Lyall has been holidaying in the Newcastle district.

In addition the Dundee Directors have signed Bob McIntosh, the clever Fairfield lad. McIntosh stands 5 feet 11 inches tin height and is a half-back of considerable promise, having already played in two Junior International matches.

So far five half-backs have been engaged, but as yet no backs appear on the list.