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..-.-: I UNSPEAKABLE TURK.…

-_._..-I LLANDYSSUL MAN WOUNDED…

INJURED SWANSEA -MAN -RECEIVESit,…

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LLANSTEPHAN SA -"R KEEPSI…

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DEFENCELESS TCWJS. e jTATHETlC STORIES OF THE EAST COAST BOMBARDMENT. Pa: letic stories were told on Friday at the inquests on the seventeen bcar- borough victims of the bombardment. The ages of the victims ranged from 1.4 montiis to 60 years. Unly four of the killed were men. I Tho Coroner (Mr. George Taylor) said they were assembled to inquire into the i circumstances of a tragedy such as had been unknown in that town for a thou- sand years. This attack on an uniorti- ea and detenceiess town was by the ships i of an enemy-who was conuuctiug war contrary to all the rules of civilised nations. They had previously learnt that the Germans were not confining their attacks to fortified ptaeeo, and in this, as in other instances, the lives of people unable to protect themselves nad ide-en I sacrificed. It might be that this metiled of conducting warfare was intended to terrorise the inhabitants of English towns, and to inspire confidence in the minds cF the German people. A similar visitation to our coast might be ma?e again unless the British Fleet 8ùould be in a position to defend it. Our fleet had a duty to discharge more viral than that or meeting occasional attacks on defenceless towns. The Coroner intimated that he would first proceed with the inquiry on the bodies of the BeVelY victims lying in pri- vate houses. The jury having viewed the bodies, the Coroner explained that tho basis of the inquiry would be the j question as to w hether the deaths oc- curred from shell-fire. Four ships were engaged, and the jury, after driving rUliiHl to the houses of the victims, were now more able to realisu how widespread the firing was. Chief Petty Officer Arthur Dean, of the Coastguard, said: U I was having my | breakia-st at 8.5 H.ill., when the tirst gun was fired. I went out and saw the walls of the of the Castle tumbling down, and saw two large cruisers coming in s?nt from behind tho Castle. They kept up | an incessant fire from the starboard side, then turned and ii red from the port side. The fire was directed at all parts of the town. The bombardment lasted about 40 minu* s. In reply to i.ie r roner, witness eaid there were two large and two email cruisers. They tarried no national en- sign. The Castle could not have replied to the fire; it had no guns. When the ships first auaostd tha Castle they were within 600 yards of it, and passing the! pier no more taaii 5GO yards. Xlitre were jj in all at least 50(1 shells fired. Miss Gertrude Ann Hall, in deep mourn- I ing, gave evidence that the shell entered tiie dining-room window and exploded, lie' father, Mr. John Hall, was struck down m her bedroom. He was injured in legs, arms and body. When picked up he said: I am killed! j The Coroner prpsumed the irry would find t-.at JUld Hali wai if tho bom-! | bardiaej t of the town by an enemy 's ships. The Foreman: Could we use the word maider "? The Coroner pointed out that this would necessitate binding over someone to prose- cute, and would reduce the proceedings! to a!farce. The Home Secretary and the I Coroners' Society had approved of the sug- g sted verdict H Killed by L-at d- ment." Mr. George Haruwick Merryweather j said his wife was killed while helping j two friends into tho cellar, while John BeimH, a Territorial, whose brother was killed, said he was the only survivor from a house in which four persons were killed. Evidence in the mortuary cases showed that a, house was practically destroyed, and the three inmates, Mrs. Bennett and two children, all killed. At the Hartlepools the death roll has now increased to 90, while there are addi- tional cases of aged people and invalids dying from shock as a consequence. The inquests in 'both boroughs were resumed yestarday. Iu the case of Catherine Marshall, aged 86, deceased was killed in her house. A piece of shell, weighing about 31bs., was found in her shoulder. The two Misses Kay were killed in their house; workmen were killed while engaged in their duties; two children named Whitecross were killed while going to school, and their little brother had since died.

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POPULAR SCHOOLMASTER. I

NEW WELSH TENOR. I

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_.. - - - -REGISTRAR'S WARNING…

- - - - FRED BATEMAN DEAD.

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THE INVASION OF BRITAIN.

A SUITE OF FURNITURE. I

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jCLERKS AND RECRUITING. ,…

-I DEATH OF A LLANELLY SOLICITOR.…

BOARD OF TRADE AND A SWANSEAI…

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