Cricket to be Revived.
Irish and English of the city intend to organize a cricket team
and establish that old game in Dallas. Bricklayers and all those
interested in the rare old game, for full particulars, can apply
to Dick Flannagan on Main street, or Dick Slater, at the Blue
Point on Elm street.
- August 5, 1891, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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CAUGHT ON THE CORNERS
BY UBIQUITOUS REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THIS PAPER.
Sayings of Citizens
and Reproduced for Our
W. H. Hunter:
I have located in Dallas and will endeavor to organize the Scotch-Irish
Society in this place and form a state organization. I am recently
from Atlanta, where I was complimented for my work by Robert
Bonner of the New York Ledger and other prominent members. Those
gentlemen have pledged me all the assistance in their power in
organizing the Scotch-Irish of Dallas and other Texas cities
and towns. The next Scotch-Irish congress will be held in Atlanta,
Ga., some time in 1892. Oh, yes, I apprehend no difficulty in
the way of forming a strong branch of the organization in this
- December 10, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 1-2.
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Mr. Kirkland's Endorsement
a Times Herald Enterprise.
CALLS FORTH THE
A LOYAL SCOT.
A Well-Known Dallas
Man Dedicates a
Literary Gem to the Unrivaled Merit
of "Sights and Scenes of the
many compliments and endorsements that the enterprises of the
have received, there has been none stronger in fact and more
beautiful in expression, than the following communication from
the pen of Mr. James Kirkland, manager of the mail order department
of Sanger Bros.
- January 26, 1894,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3-4.
Mr. Kirkland is a Scotchman by
birth and education, coming directly from Ayr, having spent his
youth upon "Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon." He
has all of the keen sensibility to the romance and beauty of
the lowlands, that has been fostered by surroundings. His old
home was a near neighbor to the famous Burns cottage, and he
has also been a loyal loiterer amid the other Scottish scenes
presented. He can, therefore, speak of the artistic merit and
intrinsic value of the photographic views the TIMES HERALD is
offering its subscribers.
The appreciation of the series
of pictures now being issued by the TIMES HERALD has found expression in the comprehensive and
beautifully written endorsement of Mr. Kirkland:
Ruskin has well said: "Best
hundred books! Nonsense. For a Scotchman, next to his Bible there
is but one book---his native land; but one language---his native
tongue, the sweetest, richest, subtlest, most musical of all
the dialects in Europe. Study your Burns, Scott and Carlyle."
This truth was freshly brought
home to me to-night, the 135th anniversary of Robert Burns, who
occupies a first place among the chosen few of our poets, who
are at once national and universal. A noble gift was his, to
speak in song with perfect thoughts, crystallized in a perfect
expression, to every Scottish heart first, and almost with equal
power to every human heart that hopes, or loves, or longs to
play the man and be free. So, memory turned backward, homeward;
the book of native land was not available, but turning to your
SIGHTS AND SCENES OF THE
WORLD, in portfolio No. 1, I found
an excellent picture of Burn's cottage, situated about two miles
Ayr wham ne'er a toon surpasse;
honest men and bonnie lasses."
Here the poet, on Jan. 25, 1759,
first saw the light of day and passed the tender years of youth
amidst the joys, the sorrows, the hopes, the fears of Scottish
lanely by the ingle-cheek
sat and eyed the spucing reek
filled wi' hoast-provoking smeek
au'd clay bigging,
heard the restless rattels squeak
There, also, he learned his first lessons in
industry and frugality as he beheld:
mother wi' her needle and her shears,
auld claes look a'maist as weel as new."
And how sweetly he gives us an
insight into his early instruction in piety.
sire turns o'er wi' patriarchal grace
big ha' Bible ance his father's pride."
I have seen many photos of Burns'
cottage, but none that pleased me better than the one now before
It not only gives you a strictly
correct view of the cottage, but also the magnificent beauties
of the hedgerows and the woods, and could the camera but reach
to the deep green of the hill and glen, the vision would be complete.
Oh, how often our feet have wandered here by mossy dells, in
the golden moss, by the bonnie windin' banks where Doon rins
wimplin' clear, and how many happy, pleasing reminiscences well
up in our minds to-night. The whole of that roadway from Ayr
to Doon is a panorama of scenes, new and old. Old, in its association
with Tam O'Shanter, his lanely wife---"nursing her wrath
to keep it warm"---his eerie ride
in the shaw the Chapman smoored."
And the well where Munge's mither
hanged hersel'. The weird dance in Alloway's auld Haunted Kirk
and the keystane of the brig o' Doon where Maggie left her ain
New! with Burn's monument, and
shell palace, its walks by Doon, the shady retreat of the lover's
lane, with its myriad recollections of "converse low and
sweet, sweet converse low." We've seen it all, in the full
glory of the noonday sun, and in the dim twilight of a calm summer
evening, when a golden halo was thrown over the beautiful and
delightful sylvan retreats.
How willingly out thoughts revert
to where old companions dwell, to the haunts and scenes of boyhood,
to the braes and glens, to the streams and lochs. That time when
everything looked bright and sunny, when the hills were greener,
the valley's were finer, the streams were clearer and the lasses
lovelier than they have ever been since.
All this delightful, refreshing
train of thought kindled at the sight of one of the many home
Leaving the cottage and turning
over the succeeding pages, we run across superb pictures of Melrose
Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, the great Forth Bridge, St. George's Square,
Glasgow, Crofter's home in Shetland.
If the feast contained in these
first five portfolios is but an earnest preparation of what is
in store for us in the fifteen remaining numbers, what a priceless
treasure this magnificent collection of photographic views will
Under any circumstances, the educational
value of these views cannot be estimated, and the exceptional
excellence and truthful representation of scenes with which we
are familiar, richly enhances the value of sights and scenes
of which we have no personal knowledge.
Having spent a vacation in Ireland
and visited the Giant's Causeway, permit me to add the photo
in Portfolio is, without exception, the best view I have seen
anywhere of this great natural phenomena, the work of a Divine
hand. It gives an accurate idea of the appearance of these 40,000
columns, all beautifully cut and polished, formed of neat pieces
exactly fitting into each other.
In a word, Sights and Scenes of
the World, are in every respect, equal to the much-lauded Stoddard
views, and in many points, they are superior.
The fact that you ask but 8 cents
a portfolio, instead of 10¢, means that we get 64 more of
these elegant pictures, or a total of 320 for the price of 256,
and that you exact only 3 coupons for one portfolio, instead
of 6, speaks volumes for the liberality and enterprise of the
facts that are duly appreciated by your pleased subscriber.
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 25, 1894.
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of Dallas and surrounding country, will hold their regular annual
picnic and games on the 4th of July, at a place hereafter to
be designated. All communications on the subject should be addressed
to J. E. Murray, 109 Highland street.
- June 11, 1894, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 4.
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January 22, 2004:
the Scotch Picnic on July 4. Games commence at 11 a. m. All
Scotchmen and friends, come. A special prize is offered by the
Trinity Manufacturing Company for the best cake made by a Scotch
- June 23, 1894, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 6.
Care of W. White & Co.
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HAD LOTS OF FUN.
OF JULY IN GRAND STYLE.
It Was a Great Day
for Popular Games
and Prize-Winning at Cole's Grove
in North Dallas -- What Was
on the Programme.
successful event of the kind ever held in Dallas was the Scotch
picnic and games at Cole's Grove in North Dallas on the Fourth
of July. The Scotch people from far and near gathered to have
a good time, and the register which was kept on the grounds for
Scotch people to put their names on, shows how well every county
in Scotland was represented. This register will be kept by Mr.
J. E. Murray, No. 109 Highland street, for any one who may wish
for information about friends from Scotland.
- July 6, 1894, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1-2.
The day was all that could be desired
and its enjoyment complete. The melodious notes of the famous
Highland bagpipes, played by Mr. William Douglas, of Fort Worth,
brought back the sweet memories of auld lang syne.
The prize given by the Trinity
Manufacturing company for the best cake made by a Scotch woman
was the first in order and there was a fine layout of cakes.
The prize, which was one dozen quart bottles of ginger ale, was
awarded to Mrs. H. McKay, No. 256 Caruth street. The judges were
Prof. Cummings, Mr. Douglas and Mr. Brodie.
The next was a 5-pound can Kitchen
Queen baking powder from the Dallas Coffee and Spice Mills for
the best biscuit made with Kitchen Queen baking powder, awarded
to Miss Pauline, No. 224 Canton street.
Next in order was dinner, and every
one sampled the cake and biscuit and pronounced them par excellence.
A special prize was given by Simpson
Taber (optician) for a young ladies' race (Scotch) a silver napkin
ring; won by Miss Bella Campbell.
A special prize from the Dallas
Coffee and 'Spice Mills for the most popular lady was voted to
Mrs. Margaret Deans, Flora street.
Special prize, for the most popular
young lady from 16 to 20 years old, a pair of kid gloves; won
by Miss Bella Campbell.
The programme for the day was:
1. Boys' Race, 10 to 12. -- First,
Arthur Petri; second, Eviline Woods; third, W. Wolf.
2. Girls' race, 10 to 12 -- First,
Shirley Terry; second, Nellie Murray; third, Bella Gallie.
3. Boys' and Girls' Race, 4 to
5 -- Prize for all.
4. Young ladies' race -- First,
Margaret McKay; second, Marrie McKay; third, Bella Campbell.
5. Mens' race, half mile -- First
prize, box fine cigars, from Simon Loeb; won by Alex Frazer.
6. Running high jump -- Prize,
silk necktie, by H. S. Mittenthal; won by Alex Frazer.
7. Putting the stone -- 16-pound
ham, from Back & Hare; won by Alex Frazer, 31 feet, 6 inches.
8. Race for married ladies, over
30 years -- First, 20-pound roast; won by Mrs. J. E. Murray;
second bottle chowchow, Mrs. Gallie.
9. Throwing the hammer -- Prize,
fruit cake; Alex Fraser.
10. Race for married ladies -- First, Mrs.
J. E. Murray, basket of fruit; second, Mrs. Thomson.
11. Race, 100 yards -- Prize by Hughes Bros.
Manufacturing Company; won by W. H. Burnie.
12. Hurdle race, 300 yards -- Box cigars; Alex
13. Sack Race, Six Entries -- Prize, silk neck
tie, Mr. Walker.
14. Tossing the Caber -- Box cigars; W. E.
15. Tug of War -- Dallas vs. Fort Worth; won
Darkness kept the foot ball match from coming off.
The addresses, delivered by Prof.
Cummings, while awarding the prizes, were received with applause.
A vote of thanks was given the committee, which made the woods
The festivities closed by the singing
of "Auld Lang Syne."
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ANNUAL PICNIC AT
OAK LAWN PARK
Daughters of Caledonia
Have Enjoyable Time.
of Caledonia held their annual picnic yesterday at Oak Lawn park.
There was quite a large number of the Scottish residents of the
city present, together with a number of their friends. The dinner
table was loaded down with the usual bountiful supply of all
the delicacies of the Dallas market, with a few of the Scotch
dainties, and the meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all those present.
- June 27, 1906, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 5 .
The afternoon was spent in boating
on the lake, while quite a number of the party enjoyed themselves
at the skating rink. Late in the afternoon, races were held,
when a large number of prizes were contested for. A very enjoyable
event was the married ladies' race, and the beautiful prizes
given for this event were keenly contested for.
After the races were over, the
company sat down to a splendid super, to which they did full
justice, the remainder of the evening being spent in sitting
around enjoying the cool breezes, and talking of the far-away
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LOCAL SCOTCH COLONY
HAD A BIG TIME.
Annual Picnic of
Daughters of Caledonia
Held at Kidd Springs on
of Caledonia held their annual picnic at Kidd Springs last Wednesday.
There was a large number of the Scotch residents of Dallas present,
along with a number of their friends.
- June 11, 1911, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 20, col. 3.
The morning hours were devoted
to boating and swimming, and at noon, the company sat down to
an elegant Scotch lunch, at which Scotch dishes were served from
oak cake and soda scones to short bread.
After a short rest, the whole company
repaired to the grounds for the Scottish games, where they had
races, jumping, tug of war, etc., and for each event, suitable
prizes were given.
The president of the club, Mrs.
Lyon, gave a special prize for the best suggestion for the good
of the order.
There were some very keen competitions
for this prize, which was won by Mrs. J. E. Murray. Mrs. Sam
Urquhart won the prize for the best attendance at the club meetings,
she having missed only one meeting in ten years.
The following is the program and
winners in the athletic events:
Child's race, Pearl R. Aimer, first
prize; John McMurray, second; Annie Ross, third; Margaret Lindsey,
Boys' race, Claude Lyon, first;
Willie Lindsay, second; Clyde Alton, third.
Young girls' race, Sarah Lindsay,
first; Phillis Aimer, second.
Girls' race, Janie Lyon, first; Jessie Lyon, second.
Young ladies' race, Jeannie Lindsay,
first; Helen Lindsay, second.
Tug of war, married men vs. single men, won by single men.
Putting stone, ladies, Mrs. Ross,
first; Mrs. Frost, second; Mrs. Russell, third.
Tug of war, ladies, president's
side vs. vice president's side. Won by president's side.
Putting stone, men, Angus McKinnon,
first; Jack Lindsay, second.
After the games, supper was served
and a good Scotch dance was enjoyed in the evening.
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