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DIRECTORY.
DALMELLINGTON.
AYRSHIRE.
MILLINERS & DRESSMAKERS.
Guthrie Sarah & Mary, DalmeUingtou
Rennie David, DaUueUington
SURGEON.
Maclaclilan William, m.d. Doonbank
TAILORS & CLOTHIERS.
Alexander Peter, DalmeUington
Bain John, DalmeUington
Galloway James, DalmeUington
Kean Thomas, DalmeUington
M'Gowan & Co. DalmeUington
M'Knight WiUiam, D.ilmelUngton
Murray WiUiam, DalmelUngton
Smith Hector, DalmeUington
WATCHMAKERS.
Prentice WilUam P. DalmeUington
WyUie William, DalmeUington
BIISCELLANEOUS.
Bell James, miUer, DalmeUington
DalmeUington Joint Stock Gas Light Co. —
George Dickson, secretary and treasurer
Eglinton Hall, DalmdUington — Thomas
M'Cubbin, proprietor
Gavin Alexander, bookkeeper, HiUlicad,
Waterside [ton
Gibson John, mason »& builder, DalmeUing-
Jamieson Jane, confectioner, DalmeUington
M'Geachin Hew, ironmonger & photographer,
DalmeUington [DalmeUington
M'Lean Hugh, iiawnbroker & china dealer,
Murdoch James, blacksmith, DalmeUington
Rowan Thos. tobacconist, DalmeUington
Scott John, grain dealer, DalmeUington
Smith Thomas, factor to the Hon. Mrs.
Cathcart, Berbetb Mains
Smith WUliam, missionary. Waterside
Smyth Jas. sheriff officer, DalmeUington
Temperance Society, DalmeUington — Rev.
Robert Steel, x'l'esident
White David, land steward to the Hon. Mrs.
Cathcart, Belsbank Cottage
Withycombe Thos.W.poat master, Waterside
WylUe WiUiam, druggist and registrar,
DalmelUngton
PLACES OF WORSHIP
AND THEIR SUNISTERS.
Established Chdech — Rev. Thos. Walker
Free Church — Rev. Edward Hayman
MoRRisoNi-AN Church — Rev. Robert Steel
RojiAN Catholic Chapel — Rev. Hugh
GaUagher
CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY,
ON THE AYE AND DALMELLINGTON BRANCH
OP THE GLASGOW AND SOUTH-WESTERN LINE.
Station, Dalbiellington— James W. Craw-
ford, collector
Station, Waterside and Dalmellington
Ironworks Station— John Crawford, col-
Station, Patna— Wm. M. Dyer, collector
CARRIER.
To PATNA, John Murdoch, from Dalmel-
lington, Tuesday and Friday
DALEY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.
D.
/ALRY is a parish in the district of Cunninghame ; the town is
_) miles w. by s. from Edinburgh, 25 (22 by rail) s.w. uf Glasgow, 16
s.s.w. of Paisley, 5 s.w. of Beith, 4 n. of KUwinniug, and 7 n. of Salt-
coats; pleasantly situated on a rising ground, surrounded by the
rivers Caaf, Rye and Garnock, which run in different directions near
the village. The town consists of twelve streets, three of which
diverge from a centre forming a small sciuare ; many of the houses
are weU built, the shops are neat, the town is lighted with gas, and j
suppUed with gravitation water at a cost of £9,000, capable of afford- i
ing 130,000 gallons per day, and the sanitary arrangements are
edvantageously carried out by the local authorities. The branches
of manufacture existing in the town and parish are those of worsted
spinning (extensively carried on by Messrs. Biggart & Co., Bridgend
MiUs) and hand-loom weaving, in which many of both sexes are
employed. Three banks have been established in the town, and
lime, coal, and ironstone abound in the neighbourhood. One lime-
stone quarry at Aughinskeith, two mUes from Dairy, has been
reported b}' scientific men to be particularly rich in geological
remains. There are several public houses, and three hotels. Near
to Dairy are extensive works belonging to the Egiinton Iron Co.,
but although a large number of hands are employed, the traders in
the town derive little advantage from their expenditure, as the
company have opened a large store from which every necessary is
served out to their workmen at fair prices. To the west is a
beautiful natural cascade, which has a curious and singular appear-
ance during the continuance of frost. In the centre of the town i
there has recently been erected, at a considerable expense, a very '
handsome granite fountain presented by Thomas Biggart, Esq., of
Baidland HiU, for the uee of the inhabitants. Two miles from Daby ;
is Blair House, an ancient pile of architecture {a portion of which '
retains the original date of 1203) ; it is at present the residence of
Captain W. F. Blair, e.n., who courteously pei-mits strangers to in-
spect the beautifuUy laid out gi-ounds, aad his fine museum of
foreign and British curiosities. Here is also a cave, evidently the
work" of nature, and weU-deserving the examination of visitors to
this distsict; it is about 103 feet in length, and from 5 to 12 feet
in height; the roof is encrusted with petrefactions, and over the
entrance projects a vast rock, 30 feet by 27. Its interior resembles
Gothic arched work ; near the middle it expands into a spacious
chamber, 35 feet long by 12 broad, and 12 feet in height. In former
times popular superstition peopled it with elves — it accordingly
received the appeUation of "clfhouse;" in later days, under the
arbitrary reign of Charles IL, it afforded a refuge to the covenanters
of this parish from the violence of their infuriated persecutors. In
Dairy parish is also " Camp-hiU," where the Scottish army is said to
have encamped previous to the battle of Largs in 1263. Dahy bestows
the title of Baron upon the eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow. The
places of worship are the Established church—rebuUt and con-
siderably enlarged, at a cost of nearly £G,000; the style is Gothic,
designed and superintended by Jlr. David Thomson, architect,
Glasgow; it is surmounted by a lofty spire, and altogetheiy its
general appearance is very attractive— there is also an auxiliary
church of the Establishment, a Free church, a United Presbyterian
churcii, and one Romaii CathoUc. There are several pubhc schools,
one of which, formerlv the parochial school, but now known as the
West End Public School, has been considerably enlarged, at a cost
of £3,000, and wiU accommodate about 700 chUdren. The weekly
market is held on Thm-sday, and the annual fair on the last day of
July. Acreage of parish, 19,361 ; population, in 1871, 10,885.
POST OFFICE, New street, WiUiam Alexa.nder, Post Master.
Letters anive from aU parts of Scotland, England, Ireland and Foreign at twenty-five minutes past eight in the morning ; fi'om
Edinburgh, Glasgow and South of Scotland at five minutes past three in the afternoon, and at twenty minutes past six in the evening ;
and are despatched to Edinburgh, Glasgow and South of Scotland at twentv-five minutes past eleven in the morning ; to Edinburgh,
Glasgow, England, Ireland and Foreign at two in the afternoon; to North of Scotland, North of Ireland, Paisley, Kilmarnock, Ayr au4
Ardrossau at a quarter-past five in the afternoon ; to England, Ireland, Foreign and aU parts at half-past seven in the evening.
Sundays. — To aU pai-ts at ten minutes past three in the afternoon.
Moneii Order and Telegraph Offi.ce and Savings Bank.
Patrick Wm. Smith NeiU, Esq. Bumhousc MarshaU John (manufactm-ers'). Sharon st
RusseU Mr. WilUam B. MauJside House Sheddeu Margaret (for Porter & Knox, dyers,
Sloan WilUam, Esq, Garnock st _ Paisley), Sharon st
Spiers Mr. John, North CamphiU
Spiers Robert, Esq. j.p. of CamphiU
Steele Rev. Alexander, Free Church Manse,
Garnock st
Stevenson Rev. Robert, Manse
Stirrat James, Esq. j.p. Aitken st
WUson Mrs. Jane, New st
WyUie 'Mv. WiUiam, Daggartland House
GENTRY & CLERGY.
Aitken Andrew B. Esq. j.p. Carsehead
Alston Mr. — , Swindridge Muir
Archibald John, Esq. New st
Biggart Thos. Esq. j.p. KMdand House
Blair Archibald, Esq. j.p. Sharon st
Blah- Captain William Fordyce, e.n. j,p.
of Blair
Brown Mrs. Margaret, Townend st
Craig Mrs. Elizabeth, Rose bank
Crichton John. Esq. j.p. Linn House
Crichtou Major Robert O. j.p. of Dufabs
Cunningham Charles A. Esq. j.p. Waterside
Lodge
Dormau Mrs. Rebecca, Templand Cottage
Eastou "Walter, Esq. Ryfield
Gow John, Esq. j.p. Chapel hill
Hamilton Mrs. Margaret, Garnock st
Hamilton Mr. WiUiam, Daggartland
Hunter Mr. Alexander, North Kirkland
Kerr Rev. Thomas, Aitken st
Knox Mr. James, BrownhUl
Kyle David, Esq. j.p. of Davidshill
Loraine Rev. W. F. Eurnhouse
M'Cosh Dunlop, Esq. ParkhiU
M'Cosh James, Esq. j.p. of ParkhiU
M'Cosh James, jun. Esq. j.p. Cross
Morris Rev. George. Aitken sfc
Paton Theophilus, Esq. j.p. Swinlees
Paton Captain WUllam, .j.t\ Hillend
Patrick Mrs. Elizabeth, Greenbank
Patrick David, Esq. j.p. Picton House
Patrick Henry G. Esq. j.p. Giffin
ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.
Blair Iron Work? ScaooL— Richard Cun-
ningham, master; Jemima Loraine, mstrs
Soard School, West End — WiUiam Logan,
master; Jessie Dow, mistress
Free Church School— Walter Morrison,
master [mistress
Industrial School New st — EUz. M'Cune,
Kersland Bakony School— James Dean,
master
Roman Catholic School, Burnside — Peter
Daly, master
AGENTS— VARIOUS.
Andrews John (for W. <■: A. GUbey, wine and
spirit merchants), Kcw at
Bone Agnes (for H. & W. Brown, dyers,
Paisley), Cross
Brown David (for Ayr Advertiser), Cross
1-1
Woodside Robert (for Gibson Bros.
Paisley), New st
dyers,
BAKERS.
Barnes John, North st
Barr John, Cross
Blair Thomas, New st
Blair WiUiam, Sharon st
Boyd Thomas, Main st
Dahy Baking Co. Limited, New st
Kerr John, Sharon st
Thomson John, Cross
BANKERS.
British Linen Co. Bank (Branch), Main
st— di-aws on Smith, Payne & Smiths,
London— D. &W. S. N. Patrick, agents—
See advertisement
CITY OF Glasgow Bank (Branch), Cross —
draws on the London Joint Stock Bank,
London; the Bank of Ireland, Dublin;
and the Ulster Banking Co. Belfast—
Gow & Stirrat, agents
Clydesdale EAinai-.-a Co. (Branch), Cross
— draw^ on Barnett,Hoarus & Co. London;
on the Royal Bank of IreUud, Dublin;
and on the "BeU.ist Banking Co, Belfast —
James M'Cosh, agent
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