John Slavin, miner, residing at Buckhaven, was charged with having, on 29th February, at Muiredge Colliery, assualted John Williamson, miner, by striking him on the face with a harp, an iron instrument for boring holes. Accused pleaded not guilty, but was convicted on evidence. The Sheriff, in sentencing him to thirty days' imprisonment, said it was a serious case in consequence of the article used. No doubt the assault was committed in the heat of the moment, but parties ought to be warned.
The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), March 11, 1896.