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1899

TO-DAY’S POLICE NEWS.

EDINBURGH CITY—Before SHERIFF MACONOCHIE

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS’ CRIME.

There were 30 new prisoners brought to the bar. The charges were: Incapable; 12, assault, 5; disorderly, 4; loitering, begging, and theft, 5 each; and drunk in charge of horse, drunk in charge of child, and cruelty to children—one each.

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1898

SENSATIONAL AFFAIR AT STOCKBRIDGE.—A considerable sensation was caused in Church Lane, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, yesterday afternoon, in connection with the attempted execution of a sanitary inspector’s warrant for the examination of a dwelling house there.[1]

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July–September 1897

AN UMBRELLA IN A FOOTBALL DISPUTE.

In Edinburgh Police Court this forenoon—Sheriff Orphoot presiding—James Tocher, engineer, 5 North East Cumberland Street Lane, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man named Donaldson on the 20th inst., on the stair leading to Marshall Street Hall, by striking him on the mouth with an umbrella.

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1895–96

FOX TERRIER DOG (nice, evenly marked), clean and affectionate, belonging to a lady leaving town; sold cheap to a good home. Christie, 12 William Street Lane.

Scotsman, 10 April 1895

Photo: Duspivova, Wikipedia, creative commons.

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1894

EDINBURGH GARDENER SUES FOR DIVORCE.

Lord Wellwood in the Court of Session to-day heard evidence in an action for divorce by James Cruickshanks, gardener, No. 3 St Andrew’s Lane, North St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, against his wife, Maggie Finningham or Cruickshanks, residing in Stranraer, and also against Alexander M’Kenzie, grocer, Sandhead, Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.

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1890–93

WOMAN FOUND DROWNED IN EDINBURGH.

At about half-past one this morning the body of a woman was found floating in the mill lade at Canonmills.

It was taken to the police mortuary, where it was identified by the relations of the deceased as the body of Jessie Brown or Sinclair, 58 years of age, residing at 2 East Cumberland Street Lane.

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OUTER HOUSE.

(Before Lord Wellwood.)

DIVORCE CASES.

[…] On the ground of cruelty, Mary Ewart or Ross, 37 India Place, Edinburgh, sought separation and ailment from her husband, David Buchanan Ross, lately private in the 78th regiment,[1] and at present residing at 7 North-West Cumberland Street Lane, Edinburgh.

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THE STOCKBRIDGE MURDER CASE

1889

Part VI

AN EFFORT TO EXERCISE CALM JUDGEMENT

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The law has been allowed to “take its course” upon the miserable woman Jessie King or Kean, and yesterday morning, she was executed within the walls of the Calton Prison.