Dumfries and Galloway Standard
27 March 1844
We are happy to learn, on undoubted authority, that the small sloop Greyhound, of Gatehouse, reported as wrecked, on the night of the 21st curt., near the isles of Fleet, has since been relieved from a dangerous position, with much less damage than was at first apprehended. Since the weather moderated, she has been floated to the harbour, and her cargo discharged at the Boat Green, where carpenters are at work who, in a few days, will again render her aquatically worthy of the name she bears – for her size, as tight and trim a sea-boat 'as ever stemmed a saucy wave'. We rejoice in this circumstance the more, from the expression of opinion conveyed to us, that the owner and master (Holmes) is not only a seaman alike enterprising and indefatigable, but one who evinces the greatest civility and kindness in the exercise of his profession – qualities which elicited corresponding sympathy when his loss was supposed to be greater than results now happily gainsay.
28 March 1914
An Imposter at Lennoxtown
Details of a barefaced imposition carried out mainly in Lennoxtown have come to hand. It seems that for some little time a young man has been in residence in the Lennox Arms Hotel, who professed to be a well-known English football player. He gave out that he had been on the injured and had come to Scotland to recruit his health. He was over in Kirkintilloch last week, and fore-gathered with some young men, to whom he showed his papers. He stated that he was awaiting his next remittance from his club and was at the moment short of cash. It is said that he received a sum of money on the strength of a promise to repay it when the remittance came to hand. In conversation with a young man at Lennoxtown, he mentioned his desire to purchase a motor car, stating that he had a bank account of £800. This young man informed him that a Kirkintilloch carriage-hirer had a car which he understood he would be willing to dispose of. Accordingly, the English 'professional' came over and saw the car, and arranged to have a run out with it, to 'see what it could do'. He had a good half-day's outing, and promised to forward the price of the hire next day. Needless to say, the money is still due. A climax to his adventures was reached when he decamped from the hotel, taking with him the proprietor's gold watch and albert. The matter is now engaging the attention of the police.
29 March 1907
Presentation to a Dingwall Boy
On Tuesday evening Mr John C Macpherson, son of the Rev J R Macpherson, parish minister, was met by a goodly number of his friends in the Municipal buildings and presented with a well-filled purse of sovereigns on the occasion of his leaving to fill an appointment in the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Toronto. Mr Chisholm occupied the chair, and in a neat and appropriate speech referred to Mr Macpherson's genial manner and good qualities, and spoke of the loss the hockey, cricket, and football clubs would sustain through his departure. Mr Macpherson, he said, would be missed by his many friends in town, but they all united in wishing him success in the land of his adoption – a land where not a few Dingwall boys were settled and doing well. Several of the company endorsed Mr Chisholm's remarks. Mr Macpherson had a hearty send-off at the railway station on Wednesday.
2 April 1818
Hume's History of England, 1st volume
Swift's Works, 1st, 2d, and 3d do.
History of Great Britain and Ireland by James McPherson, Esq.
Fool of Quality, 2d volume
Dacier's Homer, 4th do.
Tillotson's Sermons, 3d do.
The Edinburgh Critical Review, numbers 34 and 40
Moore's View of the Cause and Progress of the French Revolution, 2d volume
Crookshank's History of the State and Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, 2d do.
Curiosities of Literature, 2d do.
Russel's History of Ancient Europe, 2d do.
McPherson's Origin &c of the Caledonians
McNicol's Remarks on Johnson's Journey.
The above Books the property of Bailie Macpherson have been missing for a length of time, and he makes the same public, from an idea that they must be found in possession of some of his friends, who might have retained them through mistake or forgetfulness.