12 November 1892
A physician warns brain-workers against over-eating, and states that the breakdown of active brain-workers is often caused by the overloading of the stomach, when it is attributed to brain fatigue. He says that hard work, mental or physical, rarely ever kills. If a mild amount of food be furnished, the functions attended to, the surface be protected by proper clothing, and a philosophical nature cultivated, an almost unlimited amount of work can be done for an indefinite length of time, bearing in mind always that when weariness comes rest must be taken instead of stimulants, so that there shall be no working on false capital.
John o'Groat Journal
13 November 1908
A wrestling tournament
There seems to be a kind of wrestling fever in the air just now. By advertisement it will be seen that the tournament is to take place this month, and is being promoted by Budge, the Lybster strong man, and Sutherland, the 10-stone jiu-jitsu champion of Scotland, and instructor of the Wick School of Physical Culture. The tournament is open to all amateurs resident in the north, and the fee, we are informed, is nominal. The arrangements which the management have in view is to visit Wick, Thurso, Lybster, and other centres, and hold a variety entertainment, the star items, of course, being the wrestling bouts.
13 November 1884
The dog and cat show
The annual dog and cat show, which will be opened today in the Drill Hall, promises to surpass all its predecessors in every respect. Prominent amongst the exhibits are the famous Greeley Expedition dog, the railway dog Help, and several of the champion dogs of the day. Staghounds form an exceptionally strong class, and St Bernard’s are also well represented. The Dandie Dinmonts embrace some splendid specimens, while collies are particularly numerous, about 70 being entered. Special precautions have been taken to minimise the barking as far as possible, the distance between the animals being greater than on former occasions, while they are also effectively separated from each other. The hall will be open to visitors today at 10am, and the show will continue open till Saturday night.
Aberdeen Evening Express
14 November 1879
The lost watch case
The action at the instance of Gibson against the Glasgow and South-Western Railway Company, for delivery of a gold watch found by him in a railway carriage, was again before Sheriff Paterson at Ayr yesterday. The railway company still insist upon their right to retain the watch, and Mr Dougall, solicitor, was heard again on their behalf, and quoted many authorities to show that everything in and out of their carriages either belonged to them or was in their custody, and so could neither be lost or found. Mr Beveridge, on behalf of Mr Gibson, rested satisfied with the authorities previously quoted by him, and the Sheriff took the case to avizandum.
15 November 1859
On Saturday evening, about six o'clock, fire was discovered in a cotton waste store, underneath Stockwell Free Church, but being immediately discovered, its progress was arrested before serious damage was done, and any loss that was sustained is covered by insurance. There were no engines present, the fire being extinguished by one or two firemen pouring a few buckets of water on the burning material. The fire is supposed to have arisen from spontaneous combustion.
16 November 1880
At the meeting last night of Banff Mutual Improvement Association, Mr Wm. Alexander opened in the negative the debate, 'Should public gardens, museums, picture galleries, etc, be opened on Sundays?' adjourned from last week. After a keen and interesting discussion, on a division there was a majority of nine in favour of the negative. Mr A Henderson presided. The association is in a flourishing condition, a number of new members having joined since the commencement of the session.