1884 Thursday May 8th.

 PORTOBELLO

 At the Portobello Police Court yesterday a boy named Edward Crossley, 12 years of age, was sent to the mars Training Ship for 4 years for having begged in Brighton Crescent. It was mentioned that the lad’s mother separate from her husband, and had a family of five hanging on her hands, Another boy named Peter Cochrane was sent to the Mars Training Ship for 3 years, it being proved to the satisfaction of the Magistrate (Bailie Thomson) that he was uncontrollable, and would not go to school.