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EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 26

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 04/07/2021 - 05:26

TO-DAY’S POLICE NEWS.

EDINBURGH CITY—Before BAILIE M’MICHAEL.

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS’ CRIME.

There were 65 new prisoners brought to the bar, the charges being: Disorderly, 30; football on the street, 9; incapable and theft, 5 each; assault, 4; begging and malicious mischief, 3 each; indecent conduct, 2; nuisance, drunk in charge of a horse, loitering, and throwing missiles, 1 each.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 23

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 13/06/2021 - 08:46

CABLE-CAR ACCIDENT.

A sad accident occurred opposite Piershill Cemetery on Tuesday evening.

A boy named Andrew Cameron, nine years of age, and residing at 32 Greenside Row, was returning from Portobello along with a companion, when he rushed out behind a van and ran right in front of a cable car coming in the opposite direction.

The driver applied both brakes, but he was unable to stop the car, which knocked the lad down, and the wheels passed over one of his legs, severing it under the knee.

THE PERILS OF PROMOTION

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 00:00

Below is the full version of a piece we reproduced in Spurtle Issue 307. It is from the Scotsman, 18 September 1897.

The aesthetics of bill-sticking have been discussed by all sorts of Cockburn Associations, art congresses, and professional and dilettante bodies that exist for the purpose of telling the public when its sensibilities ought to be shocked by exhibitions of the inartistic and the unrefined. It has been left for a member of the Sanitary Institute to show that bill-sticking has its ethical or moral aspect.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 21

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 30/05/2021 - 08:12

EDINBURGH COUNCILLOR’S ROMANCE

In the Court of Session on Tuesday, before Lord Low, evidence was led in an action by Euphemia Cumming Montgomery, 3 Hope Street, Portobello, and Annie Gall Montgomery, her daughter, against Peter Purves, of Messrs D. Purves & Co., plumbers, 12 Rose Street, Edinburgh, the next-of-kin of the late David Purves, who resided at 66 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, and against David Purves’s trustees.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 20

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 11:21

A CONTUMACIOUS PRISONER.

A woman named Elizabeth Igo was brought to the bar of Edinburgh Police Court to-day, charged with being drunk and disorderly in West Register Street last night. She pleaded guilty, and 57 previous convictions were libelled against her.

Sheriff Guy said: I wish you could suggest some punishment that would make you better. The prisoner asked for another chance, and the Sheriff pointed out that she had got 57 chances already. He imposed a sentence of twenty-one days’ imprisonment.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 19

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 16/05/2021 - 09:01

1904

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A LIFETIME WITH ONE FIRM.

The above is a portrait of Mr George Sime, who passed away Wednesday last at the ripe age of 83.

He has had the long connection of 67 years with the firm James Gray & Son, ironmongers, &c., George Street, going first as a boy to James Gray, locksmith, York Lane (the original founder of the business).

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 18

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 09/05/2021 - 09:29

THEFT FROM A POLTON GARDENER.—Before Bailie Gibson, in Edinburgh City Police Court yesterday, Robert Copeland (33), residing at 22 Scotland Street Lane, was charged with having, on Friday, 2d October, in Waterloo Place, stolen a silver watch from James Alexander, gardener, Polton Vale, Polton.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 18

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 09:45

EDINBURGH MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

[CONTRIBUTED]

In considering the various schemes on which the Town Council have embarked, and the result of their operations, it has to be remembered that all municipalities in the country have of recent years undertaken a great many new functions, and that great difference of opinion has existed, as to whether they were right or wrong in doing so.