September 1905

Death of a Promising Athlete

Tally StreetMany in Dundee and elsewhere will learn with regret of the death of Constable Robert Cathro, one of the city's most promising young athletes.

While competing at Strathkiness games the deceased sustained a scratch with the spike of a shoe and blood poisoning supervened. Though unable to compete, he appeared at Dens Park on the occasion of the police sports, aided by staff, and watched with keen interest the various events.Subsequently his case became more serious and it was deemed advisable to have him removed to the Royal Infirmary, where every effort was put forth to alleviate his sufferings. He gradually sank, however and died early on Thursday. Mr Cathro who joined the force in 1902 was regarded as one of the up and coming Scottish Athletes, in heavy events, notably wrestling, he excelled and bade fair to equal performances of his better known brother Alexander.

As it was he proved a successful competitor at many Highland gatherings. Amongst his colleagues of the force he was much esteemed and to them especially the news of this tragic close to a career so full of promise will come as a heavy blow. Deceased who was 23 years of age, was only recently married.

In Aid of Dundee Charities

The total sum raised at the Hospital Saturday Demonstration in Dundee was £117 15s 3d and at the service on Sunday £12 4s 2d, making a total of £130 2s 5d. It may be stated that the nurses who had charge of the beds erected in several of the large principle thoroughfares, and collected a large share of the money, were drawn from the East End Poorhouse.

Superior Apartments

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Bowling Match

Lochee Bowling Club - Closing match, Wednesday first 3.15pm. Tea at 4.30pm, presentation of prizes after the match.

Flower Sale

Dundee Auction Rooms, On Wednesday 13th September a choice of Dutch flowering bulbs
Fine named single and double hyacinths in all colours
Tulips, crocus, narcissi, anemones etc.
All best quality, direct from Holland
Sale at 12noon and 7pm.

Medals For Local Confectioners'

The bread competition at the Confectioners' and Bakers' Exhibitions have brought forth the finest display ever seen at the Agricultural Hall, London. There are between 6,000 and 7,000 competitors for prizes.

Competition in the various classes has been keener than ever, and while awards are well distributed over Scotland, quite a number of first and second prizes have gone to Dundee and the Eastern district, the most successful exhibitor from these parts being Mr Andrew Kidd of Dundee, who has carried off in the confectionery classes no fewer that four gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

Mr D. McCrone, Dundee has gained a gold medal for currant loaves and Mr P. McCabe for his french loaves.

Musical Opportunity

Lady wishes to dispose of piano at moderate price.  Good instrument, in excellent condition. Good opportunity for music teacher.
Apply 668, Advertiser Office.

Music Lessons Resume

Singing, organ and pianoforte
Mrs C. Hirst resumed teaching on Friday 1st September
11 South Tay Street, Dundee.

Accurate Football News

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