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1916: August 30

1916: August 30

Airman Over Belfast

Captain Leslie B Porter, Royal Flying Corps, who arrived at Carnalea, County Down from England by aeroplane on Monday and gave a display at Bangor, continued his displays yesterday, circling over Belfast in the afternoon. The hum of the aeroplane attracted the attention of thousands of citizens who rushed to vantage points and followed the movements of the aviator with the keenest interest until he disappeared in the distance. It is understood, of course, that these flights have no military significance and that Captain Porter is kindly gratifying public curiosity during his brief holiday from military duties.

Fine for Pro-German Comments

A Special Court of Petty Sessions was held yesterday in the constabulary barracks in Ballycastle (County Antrim) before Mr J P O’Kane, JP when Sergeant Brannigan charged Mary Green and George Green of Derry with using language which might lead to a breach of the peace. The sergeant said Mary Green and her husband had an enormous crowd round them on the Lammas Fair day. Mary was praising the Germans and said that ‘it was a pity the Germans would not shoot them. She hoped the Germans would win. God bless the Germans.’ The sergeant stated that he thought she did not mean it as she had brothers in the Army, one of whom was killed. The husband was encouraging her. If Sergeant Brannigan had not interfered, it would have led to a breach of the peace as the crowd was very hostile to them.
As bail was not forthcoming, they were sent to prison.

Interesting Swim at Portrush

Messrs Bernard Campbell, solicitor and W F Magee, ex-champion Irish cyclist, swam yesterday from The Skerries to the Blue Pool, Portrush. A large crowd witnessed their arrival and gave them a hearty reception. They were accompanied by Messrs P J Tiernan, John Campbell and Tim Sheehan of Belfast in two boats.

Dublin Schoolboys Strike

Yesterday in Dublin a number of schoolboys attending one of the National Schools in Rutland Street refused to do any school work as a protest against the order prohibiting the wearing of political badges by pupils. The disaffected lads made a demonstration and threatened to attack those who went to school. The ringleaders visited some of the other schools and endeavoured to induce the scholars to join with them. Stones were thrown by the youngsters and some glass was broken in St Joseph’s School and in a shop at the corner of Rutland Street. The boys fled on the approach of the police.