23 April 1910
Education is erroneously supposed only to be had at schools. The most ignorant children often have been constant in their attendance there, and there have been very intelligent ones who never saw the inside of a schoolroom. The child who always asks an explanation of terms or phrases it cannot understand, who is never willing to repeat, parrot-like, that which is incomprehensible, will far outstrip in 'education' the ordinary routine scholar. 'Education' goes on with children at home, in the street, at play – everywhere. Do not refuse to answer their proper questions, then. Do not check this natural intelligence, for which books can never compensate, though you bestowed whole libraries.
23 April 1850
North British Railway
The strike among the engine-drivers and stokers on this line still continues, with little prospect of a satisfactory arrangement.
24 April 1890
An inveterate wanderer in Broughty Ferry
Robert Smith (14), son of James Smith, umbrella mender, South Road, Lochee, was brought up, under the Trespass Act, at a Police Court here yesterday – Bailie Brown on the bench. The boy, who fell into the hands of the police here in September last, had been loafing about the burgh for several days past, sleeping in cellars and boats in the night time. His mother, who appeared in court, pleaded for his liberation, stating that she would send him to Fraserburgh, where he would be looked after, and in consideration of her promises the boy was dismissed with an admonition.
Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
24 April 1858
On the occasion of the half-yearly sacramental fast, Thursday was observed as a holiday, and there was a general cessation from business in town. The day throughout was delightfully warm and beautiful, and as was to be expected, the attendance at the various places of worship in which services were held was comparatively small. A large number of the inhabitants availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting their friends at a distance, while not a few contented themselves with indulging in similar gratification at home. The town, during the day, presented a quiet and peaceable aspect, and on the return in the evening, of those who had left it in the morning, the utmost decency and order were observed.
26 April 1844
On Friday, a magnificent iron steamer, named the City of London, of 1,100 tons burthen, was launched from the building yard of Mr Robert Napier, at Govan, on the Clyde, in the presence of a large crowd of spectators, and a select party of ladies and gentlemen, who were admitted by tickets into the yard. The launch of this large and truly splendid vessel was completed with the most perfect success. No accident or interruption took place; and, as she glided into the water, her movements were at once graceful and majestic. The usual ceremony of throwing the bottle and conferring the name upon the vessel, was performed by Miss Whitehead, Glasgow. Her length from stem to stern, is upwards of 230 feet; breadth of beam, 31 feet; depth of hold, 20 feet; height of poop, 5 feet. She belongs to the Aberdeen Steam Packet Company, and is intended to ply betwixt that city and London. This is the largest iron steamer yet built in that city.
Edinburgh Evening News
27 April 1900
An honourable thief
William Robertson (23), waiter, 55 Holyrood Square, was charged with the theft of a gold watch and gold bracelet, value £5 10s, from a house at 15 Leslie Place on Tuesday. Accused, who pleaded guilty, was visiting the house, and after he had gone the articles were missed. Robertson pawned the bracelet, and sold the watch to another waiter, who in trying to pawn it was apprehended. Accused, however, heard of it and gave himself up. He was sent to prison for 14 days.