" UcaLh througtt an act of war'' w.i& the veruict at Hull at the inquest en Charles Urijuhavt, one of the live victims ot the Scotch herring drifter Bar icy Iligg, which was sunk by a mine. It was stated that the vessel -was going at eight knots. The explosion split the fore port, and aba sank immediately. "Calling a man German who is not German i& one of the most serious antl criminal offences at the present tune, ' .said the solicitor del-ending _ Arthur Smith, gipsy, at Blackpool. Smith was charged with splitting open the head of John Stevenson with a beer bottle after a discussion on the war. He said that when culled a cad be did nothing, but when called a German ha struck Steven/son. Smith was .sentenced to two months' hard labor, and ordered to forfeit a £5 fciirety. The shell with which the British Royal Field Artillery is armed contains 354 bullets, '.vhioh have a striking energy up to 200yda from the jjoiafe «f burst.
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Page 7 Advertisements Column 2, Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914
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