Yesterday before Bailie Benson, in the Coatbridge Police Court, a boy named John Slaven, residing in Whifflet Street, was convicted of having stolen a £1 note from his father's house. He had gone off to Glasgow with the money, and now informed the court that he had bought a suit of clothes with it, which suit he was now wearing. The boy appeared to have been in the habit of running away from home. The Magistrate ordered him to come up for sentence in three months, meanwhile warning him to be of good behaviour.
Glasgow (Scotland) Herald, December 19, 1895.