At a pleading in Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday, before Sheriff Rutherford, Patrick Slaven and John Hay, two young men, were charged with having, on the 1st inst., from a shop on Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, stolen £60 in money, postal, and post office money orders to the value of £2 12s 8d, and bank cheques to the value of £58 10s. It was stated on the behalf of the accused that they were drunk at the time. The Sheriff said Slaven had been three times convicted, and Hay had been sent to prison for six months in 1895 for assault and robbery. The theft seemed to have been a most daring one, and he sent each of the accused to prison for six months.
Glasgow (Scotland) Herald, February 12, 1897.