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room and other places of amnsement, and numoroas institutions,
charitable, educational, scientific and social. Two admirably con-
ducted newspapers issue weekly from the Montrose press-^he
"Review," Liberal, and the "Standard," Conservative. Ihe
erection of Montrose into a royal burgh has generally been referred
to the year 1853, in the reign of David II., but there is good reason
for believing that the first charter emanated from David I. Ihe
municipal government is vested in the provost, three magistrates,
dean of guild, hospital master, treasurer and eleven councillors.
The town is protected by a body of police, under the supermten-
denco of commissioners. A burgh or bailie court is held cf ery
Thursday in the com-t-room, a justice of the peace court on the
first Monday of every ihonth, and a sheriff's court on the third
Friday in the months 'of January, March, May, July, Soptemher,
and November; the two last mentioned courts are for adjudicating |
small debt claims. The burgh is united with those of Forfar, Brechin, |
Arbroath and Inverbervie in returning one member to parliament. ;
.The present member is W. E. Baxter, Esq., Ashcliff, Dundee.;
There are three volunteer coi-ps in Montrose, viz., artillery, and the
first and second companies of rifles. The parish church is a large
building, measuring 98 feet long by 65 over walls. This church has
two gaUcries, and is capable of holding 2,500 people ; the steeple is
lofty, surmounted by a towermg spire, which can be seen at a con-
siderable distance. There are three handsome Free churches, and
two Episcopalian chapels, and various other places of worship are
in the town, for which see the end of the " Directory" of this town.
The public charities of Montrose are very numerous : 'among the^e
are the ancient Hospital Fund, under the guardianship of the
town (the relief from this charity is distributed among about 144
persons, not paupers); the Eoval Lunatic Asylum, incorporated by
royal charter in 1810, now occupies a handsome building on an
elevated site at Hillside, about a mile and a half from the town,
and from which there is an extensive prospect of the surrounding
country; an Infirmary and Dispensary, originally incorporated
with the Lunatic Asylum, is still under charge of the directors^ of
that institution; and Dorward's House of Refuge, all of which
occupy capacious and ornamental structures. There are also
several Mortifications, which afi'ord assistance to. the deserving and
indigent poor of the town. The Academy, situated on the Links,
is a handsome erection, surmounted by a neat dome; the estab-
lishment comprises a rector and six teachers in the various
branches of mathematics, the Greek, Latin, and modern languages,
writing and arithmetic, English grammar, drawing, &c. Many
other educational establishments are supported; and the numerous
societies, both rehgious and benevolent, maintained in the town,
are highly creditable to the munificence of its residents. Several
libraries and reading rooms are supported, the principal being the
one in a part of the Town House, reckoned to be the finest and
most extensive this side the Frith of Forth. An interesting
museum is maintained in a very tasteful building in Panmure place
The market is on Fridav, and great hiring fairs are held on the
Friday after Whit-Sunday and Martinmas (old style), 26th May,
and 32nd November. The parish of Montrose encloses an area of
4,134 acres, and in 1871 had a population of 15,783, the parliamen-
tai7 and royal burgh at the same period having 13,822.
Ceaio parish, six miles in length and two and a half at its
greatest breadth, bounded by Montrose on the North, on the east
and south by the German Ocean and Lunan, occupying the penin-
sula comer of land between the sea and the Montrose basin, nine
miles in circumference, filled by the tide at high water. The islet
called Inch Bratock or RosslE Island, in the neck of water
connecting the basin with the sea, belongs to the parish; and there
are also within its limits the two small fishing villages of Usan and
Ferhyden. The land is generally arable, and beneath the surface
nature has deposited abundance of limestone. Acreage 4,871 ;
population in 1871, 2,402.
The parish of Dun, four miles in length and the same in breadth,
bounded on the north hv ^tracathro and Logle-Pert, on the south
by Marytonand Farn.;;., on the west by Brechin, and on the east
by Moiitrnse, lies between Montrose and Brechin, on the north
; bank of the South Esk. The land is generally fertile, and the
surta'-e for the most part level. In the parish is a small lake,
calh' I Dun's Dish. .
I M-: avToUN (or Marvtm) is a parish, its length from east to west
i bein ; about one and a half miles, and from north to south about
thr. e miles, lying on the south side of the South Esk, and the west
Bide of the fjasin of Montrose, bounded by Craig (parish before-
i mentioned) on the south-oast, by Farnell on the west, Montrose on
the north, and by the sea and the parish of Lunan on the south.
; The land is arable and well-cultivated, and the parish derives con-
' siderable advantage from its proximity to the town of Montrose.
Acreage of the parish, 3,562. Population in 1871, .993.
' Loqie-Peet, or LoGlE MONTEOSE, as it was formerly called, was
annexed to the parish of Port about the early part of 1600 ; it is
' situated about five and a half miles south-east from Montrose, ex-
' tending five miles from east to west, and three miles from north
'to south; bounded on the north by the North Esk river, on the
south by Dun, on the cast by Montrose, and on the west by Stra-
cathro. The parish church is situated on the banks of the North
Esk, commonly called the North Water. At Csaigo and Logie are a
bleach works and flax spinning works, also situiited in this lo-
cality At DUBTON is the junction station for Montrose, on the
Scottish North-Eastern section of the Caledonian Railway. Hill-
side, which forms a suburb to Montrose, are partly in this parish,
the remainder in the narish of Montrose. There is a flax spinning
mill and a bleach works in the parish, which in 1871 contained a
population of 1,251.
From the South at seven morning, quarter before eleven, and five minutes past six evening.
From the North at a quarter before eleven morning, and five minutes past six evening.
From Ferryden at a quarter to eleven morning, and five minutes past six evening.
From St. Cyrus, Jlarykrrk, and HiUsidc at five minutes past six evening.
From Bridge of Dun at five minutes past six evening.
To the South at seven morning, one noon, and a quarter before five evening. . ^
To the North at a quarter before nine morning, one noon (to Ab erdeen only), and ten at night.
To Ferryden at six and ten morning.
To St. Cyrus, Marykirk, and Hillside at six morning.
To Bridge of Dun at six morning.
Letters, &c. for Fochabers, Elgin, FoiTcs, Ardersier, Nairn, Inverness, Beanly, Dingwall, Lochalsh, Bruadford, Dumvegah, Loci?
maddy, Stornoway, Taim, Golspie, Thurso, Wick, Kirkwall, and all Orkney, are sent by the south mails at one afternoon and
quarter before five evening, and by the north mail at ten night.
Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Banli.
Post Office, Feekyden, James Scott, Post Hfnjfer.— Letters arrive from all parts (from Montrose) at six and ten morning, ai^
are despatched thereto at a quarter before eleven morning, and five minutes past six evening.
Post Office, Hillside, Jane Coutts, Post itffshcss.— Letters arrive from all parts (from Montrose) at twenty minutes p>^
seven morning, and are despatched thereto at twenty minutes past three afternoon.
Post Office, Railway Station, Beidue of Dun, William Mann. Post ilfnsffr.— Letters arrive (from Montrose) at eight in th«
morning, and are despatched thereto at ten minutes before eleven morning, and (from Brechin) at three minutes before two, and are
despatched thereto at two afternoon.
Post Office, North Water Bridge, Logie-Pert, Agnes Balfour, Post IfisfrcM. — Letters from all parts arrive (from Montrose;
for Logie division, at twenty minutes past seven morning, and are despatched thereto at half-past two afternoon.
The nearest Uonen Order OfRce for the above places is at Montrose.
*«* Letters for Usan, Craig, Maryton (Pert division excepted), and the above places should be addressed " near Montrose."

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