100 YEARS AGO Golden calf of the Strath

Strathearn Herald - - MEMORY LANE -

A cor­re­spon­dent writes: “Nearly £3000 for a calf! It is enough to take one’s breath away.

“It is ques­tion­able if even the fa­mous golden calf of Bib­li­cal times was worth so great a sum.

“The record price paid the other day by Mr Stewart of Mill­hills for a bull calf has formed an in­ter­est­ing topic of con­ver­sa­tion not only in Cri­eff district, but doubt­less far out­with the bounds of Perthshire.

“It is cer­tain many Cri­eff folks would like to see this golden won­der in the flesh, and if only the Laird of Mill­hills would put it on ex­hi­bi­tion some­where in the town and charge a small sum for the Red Cross funds, a good few pounds would be re­alised thereby.”

Sun­day last looked like a day in win­ter in Strat­hearn, the whole val­ley be­ing cov­ered with snow.

A snow­storm in early Oc­to­ber is rather re­mark­able, even in Strat­hearn, and few old peo­ple can say they re­mem­ber of such an oc­cur­rence.

The swal­lows have not yet wholly left for the sunny south.

A few of them are still seen flit­ting about Cri­eff district. The sur­prise snow­storm does not seem to have hur­ried their flight south­ward.

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