Kelso Chronicle
12 April 1844
Justice of Peace Court

At a Justice of Peace Court held here on Friday last, a complaint was brought against a person resident in the neighbourhood, who teaches the beaux and belles among our rural population the art of "tripping it on the light fantastic toe", for selling spirituous liquors without a licence. The individual in question had been in the habit of supplying the adult part of his pupils with spirits at his "Candle Balls", in consideration of which every individual who partook of the aqua vite left upon the table the value of what he drank, and the money thus obtained was handed to the person who furnished the liquor. The charge having been proved by the evidence of a person who was present, the defender was fined in the mitigated penalty of £12,10s, which the Court recommended to the Board of Excise to reduce to 30s, besides expenses.

Ayr Advertiser
13 April 1888
Fancy Dress Ball in St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow

On Tuesday evening a fancy dress ball took place in St Andrew's Hall, the proceeds of which are to be applied in aid of the Glasgow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Amongst those present were:– Harry R Alston, Dalry, Hunt Uniform; J. G. A. Baird, MP, Adamton, Ayrshire Yeomanry Uniform; Mrs J. G. A. Baird, Rose Bradwardine; Douglas Baird, Member of Mr Jorrock's Hunt; Malcolm Cross, 23 Woodside Place, French Pilote; Mrs Malcolm Cross, White Hassar; Miss Cross, Park Circus, L'Incroyable; Miss A. Cross, Park Circus, Unionist; Alexander Cross, Gentleman of Year 1806; Mrs Alex. Cross, Dolly Varden; Mrs Cunningham of Belmont; Miss Fyfe, Ayr; Miss Gondie, Alloway Place, Ayr a Century Ago; Miss Jane Hunter, Brooksby, Ayr, Beatrice, "Much Ado About Nothing"; Mrs Oswald, Auchencruive, Spanish Gipsy; Mrs Shaw, Wellington House, Ayr; Miss Shaw Stewart, Blendon, Ayr, Portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds; R. J. Vernon, Auchans, Kilmarnock, Spanish Sailor; Miss Vernon, Auchans, Kilmarnock, Harvest; Miss F. Vernon, Auchans, Kilmarnock, Dawn; Mrs Colvin White, Black Dress, Hair Powdered.

Aberdeen Press and Journal
14 April 1906
A Year’s Immersions in the Clyde

In the report adopted on Thursday by the annual meeting of the Glasgow Humane Society, the directors regretted to note the increasing number of immersions taking place by jumping from the highest point of a bridge – determined suicides. During the past year the society awarded their honorary certificates to two men, and eight men received a reward in money. These men had been the means of rescuing people. In the course of the year the total number of immersions in the Clyde in Glasgow district was 109. The total number was 18 more than last year, and 18 less than in 1903. A vote of thanks was awarded to the Chief-Constable and the superintendents of police for their co-operation with the officers of the society in saving life.

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