New notes. Our very quite and apparently forgotten little place here gets now and then a little excitement, without which we should most certainly go to sleep altogether. For instance, if Mr Robertson of Dundonnachie has done no other good in his lifetime, he has at least kept us from being one of the “cites of the dead,” or from getting into a thoroughly somnolent state of existence; and within the last few days another sensation has taken place – viz, the “velocipede mania.” MR Douglas, blacksmith, has procured one and we hear he allows the use of it for so much per hour and in the mornings and evenings it is in great demand. Many a laughable scene occurs with the riders and not a few bruises and scratches have been sustained; but all appear very sanguine of ultimately mastering the machine. – Perth.
The Dundee Courier & Argus, May 20, 1869