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At the l-ecent Swansea Assizes Henry Ed-, ward Grant (35) was charged with the murder of Phillip Burrell. a comrade, at Port Talhot. The Crown accepted the prisoner's plea of manslaughter. Mr Justice Lush said lie gathered from the depositions that the two men were the best of friends, and they were quarrelling about \ who had had mopt beer It was a most, pain- j ful duty he had to perform in passing sen- ; tencc upon one who h-ul earned so well of his ' country as prisoner had. He \va:> satisfied that, Crout had no intention oi doing any j real harm to one who was amongst his best! friends. " I cannot denounce in top strong ; language." his lordship continued, " the cou- ,' "duct of people fwho hava a notion that they I are acting in a kindly way, but whicli to my , mind is not noly wicked but almost criminal, • to treat joung men who are actually dis- | charging tbeJr duty to th-eir country with | alcoholic- drink, whii-h they ought not to | touch. Their conduct is so grossly against j tho interests of the State, and so wicked to- j wards the men they treat, that 1 Unci it j difficult to use proper language in which to j denounce it. You have been the victim of j ! this wiclted conduct, and through the rciiscon- ! duct of those people you havo been brought j into this terrible position. j Sentences of six mouths' hard labor was ; passed. j

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JUDGE ON CRIMINAL FOLLY, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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JUDGE ON CRIMINAL FOLLY Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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