October 1905

A Dundee Landmark

Dundee from the LawSo many readers have questioned us of late concerning the old thatched dwelling in the Blackscroft district of the city.The "biggin" is situated midway between Foundry Lane and Blackscroft. From the former thoroughfare it is easily seen, but it can only be reached from Blackscroft by means of a stair. The dwelling is one of the oldest of its kind in Dundee in use and very likely the first inhabitant of it jumped out of bed and into the Tay for their morning's wash as the river then would almost reach the row of thatched cottages.

Bramble Wine

Measure your berries and bruise them. To every gallon add one quart of boiling water. Let the mixture stand for 24 hours, stirring occasionally during that time. Strain off the liquor into a cask and to every gallon add 2lbs of loaf sugar. Cork or bung tightly and let it stand until the following October, when it will be ready for use without any further attention.

Musical Instruments Display

Gilfillan Memorial (upper hall), Dundee.
Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th & 25th Ocotber 1905
Sale of Pianos, Organs and Piano Players
by Muirhead and Turnbull
Pianoforte and Organ Merchants
The finest display of musical instruments ever shown in the district.
Keenest prices for cash or hire purchase.
Hours 10am til 10pm (Saturday 10am til 7pm).


Dancing - Western Hall, Taylor Street, Lochee, tonight 7.30pm until 10pm.
W.Laird, M.C. and  Mr D Shands' Orchestra.

Fur Workers

Smart girls wanted to learn fur making and lining. Cruden & Co, Practical Furriers, 22, Murraygate, Dundee.

Autumn Holiday Opening Hours

Dundee Public Baths & Wash-Houses
6th October 1905.
The baths and wash-houses will be open Monday 1st (Autumn Holiday) but will close on Tuesday the 10th inst., in lieu thereof by order - Walter McGregor, Superintendent, Dundee.

Dundee Model Yacht Club

A 5 ton race was sailed on Saturday  which 17 boats entered. As a strong breeze blew from  North West a fairly good race was seen. The result was:-
1. Mr R. Cant
2. Mr G. Ritchie
3. Mr W. Ogg
A 15 ton race was also sailed but only three boats entered. The prizes were won by Mr T. Ferguson and Mr W. Ogg.

Dundee Vital Statistics

In Dundee during the months of September 213 deaths were registered which is equivalent to an annual mortality of 15-55 per 1,000 or 1 in every 64 individuals. The number of births registered was 328 - 174 males and 154 females, representing an annual birth rate of 23-96 per 1,000 of the population and a natural increase of 115.

Today's League Matches

The first league games for today are:-

Aberdeen v Port Glasgow Athletic
Queens's Park v Airdrieonians
Rangers v Celtic
Dundee v Hearts
Morton v Falkirk
Hibernian v 3D Lanark
Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle
Motherwell v St.Mirren.

Afternoon Classes For Cooks

Cookery (high-class and household), laundry work, housewifery.
Practice lessons at YMCA, 33, Tay Street Dundee.
Special afternoon classes for cooks. Particulars on application. Pupils enrolled from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.