Article copywriting #002: Dummy newspaper from 1871
Dewar's were promoting their premium whisky brand, Old Parr 1871, in Japan. Part of the lavish packaging and point-of-sale material, was to include a recreation of a Scottish newspaper containing actual stories from that year.
I had two researchers working full time and the source material was fascinating – stories you wouldn't make-up: giants getting married, jackals hunted in Sheffield and Wild (also known as 'Duck') Bill Hickock - all making the headlines.
Naturally there had to be a slant on whisky and Japan stories, but apart from that, I had an open brief.
I had to adapt the writing style to make it readable to a modern audience, but kept some of the more interesting feaures, for instance "etc" in those days was denoted by "&C."
Three weeks writing and over 6,000 words later…
1871 was a time when the British Empire was at its height, America was uniting after its Civil War, and Japan was beginning to emerge as a trading nation after centuries of feudalism.
This was the era when a certain Mr. Dunlop was playing around with ideas for a rubber tyre, Mr. Bell was talking about a ‘telephone’, and Charles Darwin was trying persuade all mankind that we were descended from apes.
And it was the year that the Greenlees Brothers began producing a fine old whisky, appropriately named after a man who lived for 152 years, Thomas Parr.
This one-off edition of The Scottish Times has been written and produced to represent a picture of the world as it was then. The perfect accompaniment to Old Parr 1871, a special limited edition whisky recreated by our master blenders to give you a unique taste of days gone by.
When James and Samuel Greenlees first began producing Old Parr in 1871, little did they know that one day it would exported all over the world, and be recognised as one of the few true de luxe whiskies.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary our master blenders have created a special tribute to their achievement – Old Parr 1871.
No fewer than 46 individual 15 year old malts have been selected from noted distilleries that were making whisky in the 1870s. (That’s over half a century in every glass.)
These have been meticulously blended, to an original recipe, for a genuine taste of a bygone era. And because so many of these malts are rare; this blend is highly exclusive and only available in a strictly limited edition. Only a privileged few will have the opportunity of savouring this distinctly smooth and beautifully balanced whisky, with it's delicate aromas of orange, sandalwood and sherrywood.
Old Parr 1871. History in the making.
The Scottish Times
News and intelligence from Scotland, and around the globe. Vol. II–No. 38.] Edinburgh, October 11, 1871. Price 3d.
SCOTTISH EXPLORER, DR. LIVINGSTONE, FOUND ALIVE
Two years of nation-wide speculation have come to an end with the eagerly anticipated news arriving that the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, Dr. Livingstone, has been found alive at Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Dr. Livingstone, of Low Blantyre, Lanarkshire, had a distinguished academic career at Anderson’s College, and the University of Glasgow – these years shaped his destiny – and he went on to become a medical missionary; sowing the seeds of religion and encouraging the use of science and trade, in isolated spots of that dark land.
It was during these wanderings that he began his climb to fame, discovering the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi, lakes Ngami, Mweru and Bangweulu, and in addition, publishing two very well received books: Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa and more recently, on a brief return to Britain, Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambezi and its Tributaries.
There are few fellows who know that place better, he was the first European to cross that vast continent from coast to coast, indeed, where others would languish and die, Dr. Livingstone seemed to positively thrive.
So it was in 1866 that he set out with a stout party of men and a troop of porters, to discover the source of the Nile – a feat that has beggared many a previous expedition.
Regular reports were forthcoming of great trials and tribulations in the African interior, up until two years ago. In the silence that followed, rumours abounded of all description, even that he had married an African Princess! but the general consensus was that he had gone the way of Mackenzie and Baikie, and come to an untimely end.
It is apparent, by recent intelligence from Zanzibar, that during this period, most of his party were lost to disease, wild animals and many porters absconded, and that Dr. Livingstone only just escaped from the fangs of dysentery and fever, to arrive at Ujiji “a living skeleton”.
There was little succor awaiting his return, the village chief, being a man of duplicitous nature, had sold or consumed all the provisions that were laid in stock. If it had not been for the timely and fortuitous arrival of Henry M. Stanley, who had been commissioned by the New York Herald, to discover his whereabouts, he might never had been heard of again.
GREENLEES FAMILY ATTEMPT TO ENLIGHTEN THE ENGLISH
AMBITIOUS PLANS are afoot to open a malt shop on the very heart of London, where the English – not known for their good taste – have yet to appreciate the delights of a fine whisky.
Not since the days of Wallace has such a bold and daring move been made south of the border, but the brothers, James and Samuel Greenlees, seem to be quite undaunted in their resolve.
If anyone can show the English the error of their ways, the Greenlees brothers should prove to be most capable.
It was two years since, that they opened their distillery on the lower slope of Craggan Mor Hill, overlooking the River Spey, and began blending fine and mature whiskies. Indeed, prospects look most favourable, if one is to judge their initial offerings, that have the most palatable flavour, and equally agreeable prices: from 2/- to 12/6 per gallon.
The vanguard of their assault is to be a fine blend of aged malts, which they have decided to call “Old Parr De Luxe”, after that famous of Englishman, Thomas Parr, who lived to be one hundred and fifty two years’ old.
It is not known whether they will claim that it can convey any of the namesake’s longevity to the imbiber, but considering that he was still fathering children well past his eightieth year – any assumptions made to this effect could make it most popular.
SCOTTISH TRADE LINKS STRENGTHEN WITH JAPAN. – Thomas Glover, the Fraserburgh entrepreneur, is building on his successes in the Orient by further strengthening business links between our two countries, and is causing much interest and optimism in future manufacturing and trading opportunities.
From the port of Nagasaki, he has played an integral role in modernising coal mines and the national mint, which have endured many years of stagnation under the previous feudal system of government. Indeed, it was he who was instrumental in introducing the first steam engine – a Scottish invention – to Japan, and has received several notable awards of merit and plaudits from the appreciative locals.
A keen philanthropist, Mr. Glover has risked his position and status in the past, to smuggle Japanese students to these shores so they could benefit from our unrivalled education system – this practice was much frowned upon and punishable in the severest possible manner under the previous regime.
CONSUMPTION OF SPIRITS IN SCOTLAND. – From the return just received, certain calculations have been made to deduce the consumption of home-made spirits in Scotland, in comparison to those imported from England and Ireland.
These sums have taken into consideration spirits warehoused on drawback for exportation, 137,044 gallons ; and methylated, 82,224 gallons. This accounts to a total of 2,496,601 gallons consumed in Scotland over the past half-year –– or three-quarters of a gallon per head of the population, including men, women, and children.
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN has intimated her intention of presenting another silver cup, in addition to her two former gifts, to the Aberdeenshire Volunteers, to be shot for at the ensuing Wappinshaw.
INVERARY–CASTLE VISITORS. – The Duke of Argyle and Lord Archibald Campbell left Inverary on Monday forenoon in his Grace’s steam-yacht Columba for Roseneath, where they were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.
The following day, about noon, the Columba left her moorings with the ducal party, and, touching at Helensborough, took on board Sir John Mc Neill G.C.B., and Lady Mc Neill, then proceeded to make the return run to Inverary.
The distinguished visitors will be residing at the castle for some time.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT. – Last night, shortly before seven o’clock, a man, whose name is supposed to be Donald McDonald, fell down a stair at 14 Hope Street, leading to the house occupied by William Thompson, spirit-dealer, and sustained serious injuries about the head. He was taken to the Infirmary insensible.
ILLEGAL STORAGE OF GUNPOWDER. – Yesterday, at the Alloa Police Court, John Crawford was fined 30s., with an alternative of seven days’ imprisonment, for having 50 lb. of gunpowder in his shop ; the Law only allows 10lb. to be kept in store.
The excess gunpowder was summarily confiscated.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL of South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, who left these shores for Canada last year, is to undertake experiments with a remote articulated ‘telephone’. This contraption, if successful, will be able to convert acoustic vibrations into electrical signals, and thus be able to transport the human voice mechanically across a given distance, it is said.
GIUSEPPE VERDI’S ‘AIDA’ TO OPEN IN CAIRO. – A work commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail Pasha, is to open at the Italian Theatre in Cairo. The opera is based and inspired by a twenty three page synopsis devised by the eminent Egyptologist, Mariette Bey. Giuseppe Verdi received a princely sum of £15,000 for the work which, it is rumoured, took the noted composer over five months to complete. The opening night has been postponed on numerous occasions due to the Franco-Prussian war, which has caused scenery and costumes to be waylaid in French ports. A European tour is expected next year, French diplomacy permitting.
TRADE UNIONS have been legalised in Britain in an unprecedented Act of Parliament.
MAN-MADE FLIGHT. – In France recently, Alphonse Penoud created an air-craft which flew 131ft. on its own, assisted by a cunning contrivance which incorporated the use of a rubber band.
JEHOVA’S WITNESSES. –A new religious sect has been founded rejecting the supremacy of the State and religious institutions over personal, conscience, faith &c.
HUMAN CANNON BALL. – The American performer, Eddie Rivers, hit the headlines recently, when he was fired from a Farini cannon in the Royal Cremorne Hall, London.
SCOTTISH INVENTOR. –John Boyd Dunlop is seeking to perfect a durable pneumatic tyre which fits around the wheels of a carriage. This device, if successful, will be able to provide a ride of most luxurious comfort, as it literally creates a “cushion of air”.
A MAN and his wife in Clarkenwell, London, agreed yesterday to strangle themselves. She succeed ; he failed, and is in custody.
GREENWICH MURDERER ACQUITTED. YESTERDAY, the Pook family of Greenwich, London, were forced to leave their family home, so strong was the feeling of the local community against them – the animosity having arisen from Mr E. Pooks recent acquittal at his trial, for the murder of Miss J. Clouson.
For anyone who has not been following the case, the public anger and resentment is quite understandable when one considers the undisputed evidence, in that: Jane Clouson was 17 year old when she gained employment at the Pook’s residence, that 3 years later Mr E. Pooks overcame her virtue, and that earlier this year the unfortunate girl found herself pregnant.
It was also revealed from testimonies that Miss J. Clouson had been led to believe Mr E. Pooks was going to make a respectable woman of her and, on the evening of her demise, she was going to meet him.
What follows next is a clear and exact series of events, which only a judge – with the mighty burden of the Law weighing down on his shoulders – could find circumstantial.
Sometime later on that fateful evening, a Constable discovered Jane Clouson in a wretched condition, crawling on Kidbrooke Lane with her head battered so severely, that one eye was hanging from its socket. She never fully regained consciousness, and died later in Guy’s Hospital.
Despite the facts that the accused was seen running from the lane, and that the murder weapon found at the scene – a hammer – had been sold to him by a local shopkeeper some days earlier, and that his trousers were covered in blood and mud : there still remained a “reasonable doubt”.
Mr Pooks claimed that he had spent the entire evening, awaiting with amorous intent, outside another ladies’ house in Greenwich – and this claim, much against everyone’s wishes, could not be disproved.
JUNK SAVED AT SEA. According to the San Francisco Bulletin the steamship “China” sighted a large junk under jury rig, apparently drifting about at the mercy of the waves.
Captain Cobb and his officers came to the conclusion she was in distress, and changed course to intercept the vessel. On approach there was a heavy sea running and the launching of a boat had to be attended with some danger, and so, in order not to risk lives unnecessarily, the captain hailed the craft.
No response was forthcoming, and the steamers’ whistle was brought into play, eventually drawing a figure to one of the portholes.
A boat, which was then started, reached the junk, but was unable board her, owing to the manner in which both the crafts were being tossed about. The officer finally succeeded in rescuing five Japanese, who dropped from the cabin window.
The Japanese crew were very weak and emaciated, due to their ordeal. Later it was ascertained that the junk had left Hirago bound for Yokohama some weeks previously and had experienced a terrible storm – and so, dismantled and rudderless, they had drifted out to sea.
The small stock of provisions on board was speedily exhausted, and was supplemented by fish being speared from the sides of the vessel. Of the 15 persons who sailed form Hirago, 10 perished of hunger and thirst before the steamship came to the rescue.
A GREAT FIRE DEVASTATES CHICAGO. Reports are being received of a momentous fireball, which is at present engulfing the city of Chicago, America.
At the time of dispatch (October 9. by cable) it was still progressing out of control, having consumed several square miles of housing and business premises.
The fire is believed to have started in a barn, belonging to Mrs. O’Leary, and soon took a hold of the surrounding buildings. Carriages of the Fire Brigade were promptly dispatched to attend to the blaze, but were delayed, due to being misdirected, and upon their arrival could do little to contain the conflagration.
Hopes that the Chicago River, which runs through the centre of the city, might act as retardant were also dashed, when flames leapt across its most southern extremity and entered the business district, spurred on by a strong wind.
Citizens are presently rushing from the area in great confusion, saving as many of their possessions as they can carry – it may never be known how many have perished. Indeed, fears are growing that the whole metropolis may razed, and these concerns may soon be realised.
CHURCH RENOUNCES DARWIN’S SUPPOSED “THEORIES OF EVOLUTION.” The latest publication by Charles Darwin, “The Descent of Man”, which further embellishes on his contentious theories, gathered renewed and stern criticism from the church, yesterday.
Although he has found favour in a few “enlightened” scientific quarters, the very notion that, in years gone by, man used to jibber and caper about in the trees is in direct contradiction of the Book of Genesis, and thus ensues the accusation of heresy.
Charles Darwin is no new-comer to this criticism, and has been a source of many an excited parlour debate, ever since he first revealed his thoughts to the Linnean Society in London, over ten-years ago.
The theory behind “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”, was that all creatures were under a constant struggle to exist, with the weak dying and the strong surviving to reproduce and pass on their characteristics. These claims have now been taken a step further and applied to man, with the effect that our great ancestors were not Adam and Eve as previously thought, but a couple of monkeys. Whether he is right or not, only time will tell.
LOCH NESS MONSTER SIGHTED. On Monday morning last, Dougal Cruickshank, a renowned local artist, was returning home after spending the evening revelling in a tavern at Drumnadrochit. Feeling a need to take in the early morning air, he veered off his normal route home and struck out along the shoreline of Loch Ness.
While resting, sometime later, Mr. Cruickshank heard a stirring in the becalmed waters and became most anxious and agitated as a large and sleek form surfaced from the depths – “It was a fearsome beast to behold, it reared up out of the inky blackness, the water hissing from its body, and fixed me with baleful eyes that seemed to burn into my very soul”.
Mr. Cruickshank ran back to the tavern for shelter, and it took some time, and several malts, before he could be persuaded to recount his terrifying ordeal.
This is one of several reports, in recent times, which allude to a creature of quite substantial proportions living in this lake, the most famous of which being the fisherman Mr M. Douglas, whose fishing boat was dragged by its nets for several hundred yards at great speed, before the twines parted, leaving a hole some 15ft in diameter.
He was said to be quite relieved, when “this one got away”.
GIANT MARRIES GIANTESS. The recent marriage of Captain Martin van Buren Bates and Miss Anna Swan, at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, London, was widely reported, not only because of their standing in the community, but also because of their height (he is 7ft 21/2in and she is 3in taller!).
Queen Victoria, who is famous for her appreciation of such oddities and is said to be somewhat of a connoisseur, gave the bride a suitably large ring and the groom an enormous watch.
A lavish reception held at Marlborough House was keenly attended by the Prince of Wales. The newly-weds are expected to tour Scotland in the spring, before returning to their native Ohio, where a gargantuan home is being erected to accommodate them, with 14ft high ceilings and 7ft 6in doors.
It is not known whether they will continue to make appearances in their celebrated ‘Freak Show’.
‘HOLE IN THE WALL’ CLOSED. The infamous ‘Hole in the Wall’ bar , which was much favoured by ruffians in New York, United States of America, has finally been closed by the Authorities.
The atrocities carried out in this establishment were so common, that a cart was reserved for patrons to remove their victims’ bodies from the premises.
A collection of ears pickled in alcohol was also discovered, apparently these were “trophies” kept by the proprietress, a 6ft. English woman called ‘Gallus Meg’, who would bite them off troublemakers.
One gentleman, who currently experiences great difficulty wearing spectacles, made the unfortunate mistake of asking Meg her age.
ANCIENT FEUDAL SYSTEM ABOLISHED IN JAPAN. For nearly 700 years Japan has been governed by hereditary warlords, called shoguns. This period has finally come to an end and a new era of “enlightened government” has been embarked upon, which promises to dramatically reform and modernise the country.
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SEPARATE. –After the appalling reviews and acrimonious comments made about their first, and now apparently last, opera, Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Sullivan have dissolved their creative partnership. The hastily written and briefly rehearsed production of Thepsis, at the Gaity Theatre, London, did not leave anyone amused, indeed, it was said to have marred the pleasant effect of Mr Sullivan’s music and destroyed the pungency of Mr Gilbert’s humour.
FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE. The foot-and-mouth disease has broken out, and has spread considerably amongst cattle in the Border District. Attempts are being made to check its ravages. One gentleman in particular has a numerous stock of prize cattle, perhaps one of the most valuable in the country, and they are all affected by this malignant disease. However, the noted Scottish veterinary surgeon, Dr Robinson, has proved to be most successful in the treatment of this lot.
JACKAL HUNT NEAR SHEFFIELD. – The Sheffield Independent reports that an exciting hunt took place a few days ago, after a wild jackal. The pack, which consisted of a springer and several terrier dogs, were under the control of A. Crooks, assisted by R. Dixon, one of Lord Wharncliffe’s keepers.
The jackal was unbagged shortly before six o’ clock, and was generously allowed half-an-hour’s start. The animal took across the park at full speed, making for the waste bank under the railway. When the dogs were put on the scent, they were not long in setting him up, and the plucky little pack were soon close upon his brush. He made off across the River Don, landing near Deepcar, only to be turned back by one of Dixon’s favourite old dogs, and a great struggle took place in the midst of the river.
The jackal lost its temper (!), and tossed the dogs around with the greatest of ease––indeed quite a game of “One down, t’other come on” was played. Eventually, surrounded by men and dogs, and with no means of escape, the jackal began to tire. But he found a friend in Crooks, who rescued him from his “perilous position” by returning him to his bag. A relief that proved to be short lived, however, as Crooks now numbers amongst his trophies twenty-two fox brushes and one jackal.
A better bit of sport the company said they had never enjoyed.
REUTER’S TELEGRAMS. AMERICA. SAN FRANCISCO, October 10. – According to the latest report from our own correspondent, a great disaster has befallen the American whaling fleet.
Last summer a considerable flotilla of some thirty nine vessels passed through Behring’s Straits and into the Arctic Ocean, pursuing whales. Initially their success was good, but after several weeks the ice became troublesome, and in September ice floes drifted from the north-west, pushing vessels on to the shoals, crushing four and hemming in over twenty others.
The captains, after a careful deliberation, resolved to abandon all the vessels in jeopardy in order to save the crews. Twelve hundred men, half Kanakas and half Americans, took refuge on board six vessels and made a stoic passage experiencing much hardship and privation, arriving at Honolulu recently. In all, thirty three vessels have been crushed or abandoned with a loss estimated at $1,500,000. There is great excitement in whaling circles.
“WILD BILL” HICKOK EXPELLED. – The celebrated Marshal of Abilene, Kansas, has received yet more interest recently, for the accidental slaying of his deputy, Mr M. Williams. “Wild (or “Duck”) Bill”, is alleged to have been playing a game of cards, and losing, when he came to the conclusion that Mr D. Coe was cheating.
In the heated debate that ensued Mr Coe was fatally wounded and, upon hearing running footsteps, Mr Hickok turned and discharged his pistols – into the chest of the aforesaid deputy, who was coming to his aid.
He has since been expelled from his position as Marshal by residents, who were dissatisfied at his temperamental and, sometimes, frivolous nature.
JAPAN. TERRIBLE TYPHOON. – A few days since, a telegram was received from Hong-Kong, to the effect that a typhoon had passed over that port. However, further intelligence shows that the hurricane was more wide-spread, for further ports of the China Sea were also swept with it. This conclusion was confirmed, yesterday, by a telegram from Yokohama, Japan, which states that a very severe storm had also visited that place, doing a great deal of damage.
The English ship Westwood Ho, the French ship Adele, and the Dutch ship Batavia Packet, were lost near Formosa. The crews of all were saved, with the exception of the captain of the Westwood Ho, who was, unfortunately, drowned. It is presumed that vessels throughout the region has suffered as a result, as ships are currently sailing into Hong-Kong harbour in a very crippled condition.
SWITZERLAND. BERNE, October 9. – The French Minister has officially notified the enactment of the law of the 31st August of the Versailles Assembly, appointing M. Thiers President of the French Republic, and he at the same time expressed a hope that the present friendly relations between the two republics would continue. The Federal Council has instructed its Minister to communicate to the French Government in reply, the assurance of its friendly and sympathetic sentiments.
PORTUGAL. LISBON, October 10. – The ministerial crises is over. The Cortes has to-day passed a vote of confidence in the Government. The British squadron sails for Vigo in a week.
AUSTRIA. THE MEETING OF THE EMPERORS. Saltzburg, October 10. – The Emperor of Germany left this morning at 7 A.M. for Munich. At parting, the Emperor William warmly saluted and took leave of the Emperor of Austria.
TRADE AND FINANCE. DETERIORATION OF SILK. – Mr. Adams, Her Majesty’s Secretary of Legation at Yedo, has transmitted to the Foreign Office further papers regarding the deterioration of silks in Japan. A committee on the subject was appointed by members of the Yokohama General Chamber of Commerce interested in the silk trade.
Their view concurs with Mr Adams’s last report in designating, as one of the causes of the growing deterioration, the excessive export of silkworms’ eggs. It also enumerates other causes, such as bad and hasty reeling, reeling too fine, and reeling foul silk and silk from double cocoons &c. and it proposes a series of recommendations for adoption by the native reelers and silk dealers, in order to restore the quality of the silk to its former excellence.
The committee are hoping to make one last appeal to the native reelers and traders, warning them that the dislike for fine Japanese silk has spread throughout Europe, and that unless these recommendations are carried into effect the markets of Europe will soon be shut against them, and the silk trade, which ought to be a source of profit to both Japanese and foreigners, will gradually be ruined.
The report will be forwarded to the Japanese authorities for their inspection and, once assessed, may be translated and circulated through the interior by means of the silk dealers in Yokohama, and by the Daimios and other officers of the silk districts.
WORLD POPULATION WORRIES. – A recent a survey was conducted to ascertain the exact populations of developed nations. The figures make stark reading, and some analysts are already expressing concern that farming and food production methods will never be able to keep pace with the ever burgeoning proliferation of humanity.
To-day’s population (in millions): Germany 41, United States of America 39, France 36.1, Japan 33, Great Britain 26, and Ireland 5.4, Italy 26.8.
TRADE DISPUTES IN ENGLAND.
TERMINATION OF STRIKE AT BRADFORD. The strike at Westbrook Works, Bradford, has terminated Mr S. B. Walmsley having granted the advance of 1s. per week, to his turners and fitters.
STRIKE AT LEEDS. Men at Messrs Ackroyd & Son’s Harehills Quarry. Leeds, have struck for a reduction in hours from 10 to 9 hours a day. Men at other quarries have given similar notices. The labourers at Victoria Foundry, have resumed work on the old terms.
MAIL SHIP NEWS.
NEW YORK, October 10. – The “Hanes”, the “England” and the “St. David” have arrived.
PLYMOUTH, October 10. – The “Hamburg” and American steamship “Silveria”, from New York, arrived off Plymouth Sound at 2.15 A.M. to-day, with 800 bales of cotton, and assorted fabrics.
SHIPPING. STEAM FROM GLASGOW DIRECT FOR CONSTANTINOPLE, GALATZ AND IBRAIL (calling at SYRA, &c., if sufficient inducement offers.)
SAILING ABOUT 17th NOVEMBER. The Fine Clyde-Built Iron Steamship “RENFREWSHIRE.” 1000 Tons. Captain R. THOMPSON. Goods for Shipment must be distinctly marked with the name of the port to which they are consigned, otherwise the Ship will not be responsible for the delivery of same. For freight reply to TURNBULL & SALVERSON, 87 Union Street, Glasgow.
NOTICE TO INTENDING PASSENGERS TO MELBOURNE. GLASGOW SHIPPING COMPANY’S LINE OF CLIPPER PACKETS. The attention of intending passengers is requested to the Magnificent Vessels of this line, built by eminent Clyde Shipbuilders specially for the voyage and fitted out with every modern improvement and convenience. They combine great strength with speed, and are commanded by experienced officers. The Passages they have made have been the quickest of any line made out of Great Britain.
The following Packet will sail punctually out of Glasgow on the day advertised :– LOCH TAY Iron Ship TONS 1200 CAPTAIN Scott TO SAIL October 20th QUICKEST ROUTE TO NORWAY.
The LEITH , HULL and HAMBURG STEAM, PACKET COMPANY’S New and Powerful Spar-Decked Steamers “ICELAND” and “GOTHLAND” Sail regularly between LEITH and CHRISTIANSAND, leaving LEITH for CHRISTIANSAND every THURSDAY, and CHRISTIANSAND for LEITH every SATURDAY. These Steamers have Superior Passenger Accommodation, and carry Experienced Stewards and Stewardesses. The passage occupies about thirty-six hours. Fares––Cabin £2, 10s, ; Steward’s Fee 3s, 6d. Return Tickets available for two months, £3, 15s. JAMES CURRY & CO. 34 Bernard Street, Leith. 31st May, 1871.
PLEASURE EXCURSIONS. LEITH TO STIRLING. The STIRLING STEAMBOAT COMPANY’S STEAMER “VICTORIA” OR “PRINCE OF WALES” will sail from LEITH WEST PIER to STIRLING On Monday mornings 5 A.M.. Returning from Stirling at 2.30 P.M.. On Wednesday mornings 8.40 A.M.. Returning from Stirling at at 3 P.M.. On Friday mornings 10 A.M.. Returning from Stirling at at 4 P.M.. Fares Going and Returning ––Cabin 2s. : Steerage, 1s, 6d.
At 7 Walker St., on the 9th inst. MRS. P.L.CAMPBELL, a son.
At 24 Salisbury Street, Edinburgh, on the 4th inst. the wife of JOHN CRUICKSHANK, of a daughter.
At 8 Richmond Terrace, Darley Road, Edinburgh, on the 3rd inst. MRS. KIRKBY, of a daughter.
At 84 Thomas Mount, Madras, on the 19th of September, the wife of MAJOR R.H.G. ROWLETT, Royal Artillery, of a son--still-born.
At St.John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, on the 7th inst., by the Rev. James Morton and assisted by the Rev. M. H. MacDonald, ALISTER G. RAMSAY, Major in the Royal Engineers, to LORNA, daughter of GEORGE STRINGER, Colonel, late of the Royal Engineers.
At Guthrie Port, Arbroath on the 6th inst. by the Rev. C. Smith, WILLIAM OGiLVY, Edinburgh to LIZZIE, eldest daughter of MR. WALTER ECKFORD.
At St. Michael’s, Highgate, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. Crighton, assisted by the Rev. R.Withington, JOHN P. SMITHSON, Farmer, of Wensleydale, and LUCY, daughter of SIMON DOUGLAS Esq..
At Norham Parish Church, on the 5th inst., by the Rev. J.G.Rows, Vicar of Berwick, WILLIAM MACKERSY, Chemist, Edinburgh, to ELIZABETH MURIEL, only daughter of the late JOHN KILDING Esq. of Bay View Berwick. DEATHS.
At 58 George Street, Edinburgh, on the 9 th inst., suddenly, Mr. JOHN BLACK of the firm of Cay & Black, friends will please accept this intimation. At 34 North Richmond Street, on the 6th inst., MARGARET GIBSON, daughter of JOHN H. BAIN, aged 1 year and 6 months, deeply regretted.
At 11 Pilrig Gardens, Leith Walk, on the 7th inst.,THOMAS DAVID, infant son of THOMAS McFARLANE gardener. Friends will please accept this intimation.
At High Cross, Melrose, on the 9th inst., MARGARET HOWDEN, wife of GEORGE SCOTT, aged 60 years. At 89 Wilderhaugh, Galashields,on the 5th inst., aged 57 CHARLES KINNALD, blacksmith. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LOST AND FOUND.
BOX (Lady’s Bonnet) 22 inches by 11, in Light Brown Canvas Cover, and Corded. Lost on Monday between Oban and Inverness, either on conveyance from Oban, when last seen, or on steamers “Plover“ or “Gondoler”, £2 reward. Apply to Messrs. Keith & Co., 90 Hanover Street, Edinburgh.
EARRING (Gold) with Turquoises, between Stead’s Place and Castle Street, Edinburgh, on the 7th, reward, apply to The Scottish Times’ office.
CAT (old and grey) Lost a Fortnight ago, answers to “Kitty”. Reward given, E. Conway, 6 Hanover Street.
LOCKET (Gold) Lost, with miniature. Initials S.M.C. 4th March 1871. Rewarded 2 Lothian Street.
RAM (Leicester) Taken Away from the Ram Sale Grounds, Edinburgh, on Thursday on the 7th inst., Marked Blue far Rib, Hole far Ear, No 15. Whoever gives information to Mr. Hall, Coralee, will be rewarded.
TERRIER (Young Bull) Fawn-Coloured, Lost. Return to 12 Dewar Place.
£800 to £1000 to invest in business or otherwise on Undoubted security. Assess no. 6665 Scottish Times’ Office. £10,000 and smaller sums to Lend. Apply to Robert Forrister, Solicitor, Kirriemuir.
THEATRE ROYAL- Share for sale. Price £85. No 6667 Scottish Times’ Office.
PARTY having £700 wishes a safe investment, with good Interest. Address No 6635 Scottish Times’ Office.
EAST LONDON RAILWAY. ISSUE OF SIX PER CENT. DEBENTURE STOCK. The DIRECTORS of the East London Railway Company continue to RECEIVE APPLICATIONS for SIX per CENT.
PERPETUAL DEBENTURE STOCK. This Stock, with the Debentures already issued, amounting together to £496,000, authorised to be raised under the Company’s Act of 1868, will be the first charge upon the whole undertaking. Interest is payable half-yearly, and is guaranteed by investment in the name of the Trustees, in July 1874, when the line will be open in Shadwell. For further particulars and forms of application, apply to G.--K. COOPER Secretary. No.3 Great Winchester Street Buildings, London, E.C..
COMMERCIAL ADVANCE COMPANY. No. 13 GEORGE IV, BRIDGE. HOUSEHOLDERS accommodated on easy terms. MERCHANTS MILLS discounted. LOANS on Policies of Assurance, and Rents of Heritable Subjects, Repayable at fixed dates or by Instalments.
GENAT SOUTHERN LOAN OFFICE. 97 Nicolson Street LIBERAL ADVANCES given on GOLD and SILVER WATCHES, SILVER PLATE, DIAMOND RINGS, and all other kinds of JEWELLERY, BOOKS, PAINTINGS, NAPERY, and all Articles of VIRTUE. ALEX HISLOP, Manager.
SPECIFIC ARTICLES FOR SALE.
Albert and Locket (Handsome Gold) £3, 10d. A Bargain. D. Campbell, 272 Cowgate.
BABY LINEN.– A Complete Set, from 5s, 6d upwards. Inspection invited. Mrs. Craig, 41 North Bridge.
BOOK-CASE (Mahogany) with Cabinet underneath. Good article. £6,15s. James Brown’s, 174 Cowgate.
CASE of Shelving. Fitted with Cloth Lined Trays, three feet deep. £10. for £3,10d. 2 South Bridge.
DEER SKINS (Large and Beautifully Tanned) 1s. to 10s. 6d. each. Three, Carriage Paid. Gordon & Benson, Invernoon. HAIR- Tails, from 9s, 6d, to £18. Staniforth, 20 Hanover Street.
OIL (Best Paraffin), 3d. per Quart Bottle. Bottle Brown’s, 47 North Richmond Street, Second Shop from Adam Street.
STAYS (Beautifully Fitting) Made to Measure. Fitted on Miss McIntyre (from Macinlay’s). No, 7 North Bank Street.
STEELYARD (1 - 3Tom Cart ) for Sale at James Ted and Son’s. 29 Leith Walk.
HORSES, CARRIAGES, &C. FOR HIRE At KERR’S LIVERY STABLES, Tontine, Rose St, Lane. BRAKES, with Pairs, WAGGONETTIES, DOGCARTS, &c., for Pic-Nic Parties, on the Shortest Notice.
CARTS.– Four Close-Bodied Carts for Sale, nearly New. Apply to Mr. Watson, Joiner, Albert Place, Leith Walk.
PHAETON (Queen’s) for Sale, in first-class order, newly done up: very Light, and suitable for One of a Pair, having Shafts, Pole, and Splinter-Raf. Also, WAGONETTE in very good order with Shafts, Pole &c., for One of a Pair. Will be Sold Cheap. Apply to Mr. Jardine, Dublin Street Lane Stables.
HORSE - Handsome Dark-Brown Gelding. 5 Years Old, 16 Hands, Good-Tempered, and Steady with Hounds ; up to 14 Stones, and Warranted Sound. Apply to Mr. Wallace, Ingleston Farm, Ratho.
PONY, Van and Harness for Sale. In good condition. Apply to Alexander McArthur, 10 Broad Street.
PONY (Grey) 14 Hands, Strong and Useful, perfectly Quiet in harness. The Property of a Gentleman leaving town. Apply to Wm. Fraser & Son, 1 Queen Street.
FERRETS – For Sale, 10 couple of Fine Young Ferrets. Apply to David Carr, Physgill Lodge, Whithorn.
FOX for Sale, Four Months Old. Price 10s. Apply to A. & A. Cameron, Kingswood.
DANDY DINMONT Bitch (Blue). Purest breed known, a beauty. Broke to Gun. Hambling’s, 1 Bank Street.
TERRIER Pup (First-class Skye bitch), 3 months––Prick Eared, Blue; great Beauty. Seen at Ravonstone Cottage, Blackhall.
BOARD, LODGINGS, &C., TO LET. EDINBURGH, LEITH, ETC. Alva Street, No.2 West End. - Parlour and Bed-Room, First Flat, Mrs. Dudgeon.
BED-ROOM (Comfortable) suitable for 1 or 2 Gentlemen. Mrs. Fraser, 12 Royal Exchange. BOARD and Tuition. – Mr. Lawson (London and Edin. Universities) receives 2 Gentlemen, -1 vacancy. 88 King St.
BOARD for Two Young Ladies attending School, North Hide. Good references. Terms moderate. Apply to Mr. Bowie, Philosophical Institution.
BONNINGTON ROAD.– Accommodation for Young Lady in Business, or School Girl, with Widow Lady. Apply at 63 Broughton Street.
CASTLE STREET, No 51- Handsomely Furnished Dining or Drawing Room, 2, 3, or 4 Bed-Rooms on each Floor.
CASTLE TERRACE, - Parlour and Bed-Room, very Comfortable. Use of Bath. Rent, 14s. weekly. Apply No. 4564, Scottish Times’ Office.
HOUSE, (Comfortable) offered to 2 Boys or Young Gentlemen attending Classes of College. Apply at 2 Duke Street.
LODGINGS - Parties wishing Apartments or Parents sending Children to School can be accommodated with the comforts of a home. Ogalvie’s Register, Post Office, Elma Row.
PARLOUR, and comfortable Bed-Room. Bed Closet. 1st Flat, Miss Ross, 4 Bristo Park.
PARLOUR, (Comfortably Furnished) and Bed-Room. Apply 23 Rosebank Cottages. Terms moderate.
SOUTH SIDE –– Very Cheerful, Airy Parlour. Every convenience, 6s. Weekly. Good Templars preferred. Address No.8674 Scotsman Office. WEST END Wanted, 2 Young Children to Board in the Family of a Professional Gentleman. Literary and Musical Instructions will be carefully supervised. 2474 Scottish Times Office.
THEATRE, OPERA AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS.
T H E A T R E - R O Y A L Last Night of the Engagement of MR. AND MRS. J. K. HOWARD. Last Night of the new Drama adapted from Sir WALTER SCOTT’S Novel of OLD MORTALITY, entitled DRUMOLOG THIS EVENING, the Doors will be opened at 6.30, and the Performance commences at seven with the Admired Comediette THE HAPPY PAIR After which at 7.30 precisely, the new Drama entitled DRUMOLOG Henry Morton, ....................... Mr. J. B. Howard. Box Office Open Daily from 12 to 4
ROYAL PRINCESS’S THEATRE. In consequence of its increasing attraction, Mr. McNEILL is induced to continue the successful run of the New Drama of REDGAUNTLET for a few more Evenings, when it must positively be with-drawn for the production of the new adaption of SIR WALTER SCOTT’S Romance of ST RONAN’S WELL THIS EVENING at 7 precisely, New Drama of R E D G A U N T L E T T H E P E O P L E ‘ S C I R C U S BONNINGTON ROAD, LEITH
Messrs. SWALLOW & CARLISLE beg to announce that they will give a GRAND MORNING PERFORMANCE TO-DAY, at Half-past 2 o’clock. Children under 12,1d. Evening Performance 7. 4d.
CAMELE the FLYING WONDER, outside the Circus at 7 precisely. The Last Performance will be on MONDAY NIGHT. Price........ 1st. class 1s.; 2nd. class 6d.; 3rd. class 3d.
JOHANNES BRAHMS. – The latest choral piece ‘SCHICKSALIED’, and other notable works of Johannes Brahms, are to be performed at St. Mary’s Church next Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock.
MAJOR W. R. GRAY will be reading extracts from his diary, concerning acts of COURAGE and DISCIPLINE in The Highland Fusiliers. Please attend the Leith Gentleman’s Club, King James Street at 7 o’clock sharp. (No women.)
DANCING ASSEMBLY EVERY SATURDAY EVENING, at 6 o’clock in ARTILLERY HALL, GRINDLAY STREET. Admission 9d. J. Low, Conductor. MR. ANDREW PATON, VIOLINIST, 48 ST. MARY STREET (NEW BUILDINGS) MARRIAGES, PIC-NIC PARTIES ATTENDED. TERMS MODERATE. MUSIC HALL, GEORGE STREET,