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DETAILS OF THE UNDER- GROUND EXPLOSION. LATEST PARTICULARS. The Press Association says :—The result of Col. Majendie's inspection of the tunnel on Saturday was such as to convince the experts that the ex- plosion was caused by a small percussion bomb, probably not unlike that used at the assassination of the Emperor of Russia. The bomb would explode immediately upon coming into contact with the wall of the tunnel, and its effects, so far as damage is concernei, would be entirely local, although the sound of the explosion might be heard a long distance. It is considered certain that the bumb was thrown from the train going westwards, which sustainedd con- siderable injury, and the explosive was contained in the glass or earthenware ball. The authorities incline to believe that the casing was of earthen- ware because, however much it might have been scattered by the explosion, had it been glass there would have been little difficulty in tracing the fragments, and this they have been unable to do. The dark pieces of earthenware, however, could not be so easily discovered amongst the ballast of the line until the debris had been carefully sifted, which is now being done pre- paratory to the otticial repoFfc being presented. Colonel Majendie did not visit the tunnel on Sunday, and it is not thought likely that he will again have occasion to do so, as the damage to the brickwork is not considerable aud a further examination will not tend to assist the investigation. Several of the railway officials visited the scene again on Sunday, but no further discovery has been made tending to elucidate the mystery. PRECAUTIONS BY THE AUTHORITIES. 1 he various tunnels on the line are being care- fully watched, and the officials at the stations are keeping a close look out to prevent unauthorized persons entering them. About forty passengers left the damaged train at Gower-street after the explosion, many evidently more from fright than from injury, as they had tickets for stations further along the line. The commissioners of police would be glad if if passengers in the train at the time of the explosion would communicate name and address to Scotland Yard, as it would materially assist the authorities in their enquiries. PROPOSED REWARD. I Up to a late hour on Sunday night no fresh information was obtainable. The railway authori- ties have suggested the issue of a reward which the company would be willing to pay for the dis- covery of the perpetrators of the outrage, but it is understood that the Home Office authorities, and the police acting under their instructions, are averse to any reward being offered. A substan- tial sum was offered on the occasion of the last explosions on the line without effect, and it is now considered better in all such cases not to at- tempt to trace the miscreants by this means. LONDON, Monday Morning. An informal inquiry is being conducted to-day at the offices of the Metropolitan Railway Company with a view to obtaining further evidence regarding Friday's explosion. The signalman in charge of Chailton- street cabin at the time of the occurrence has been summoned to attend, as have also the officials in charge of the passing train, and other persons whose testimony is likely to throw any light on the inquiry. No further information has been obtained in regard to the statement made by a passenger on Saturday to the effect that he saw a person leave the eastward train at Farringdon- street under suspicious circumstances, and no importance is attached to the incident by the authorities, who consider that if the explosive was thrown from any train it was from the one travelling westward, the rearmost carriages of which show the greatest injury. The station inspector at King's Cross states that the effect of the report at that station has been somewhat exaggerated. The particles of pulverised brickwork, mortar, woordwork, glass, and earth, which were swept together and taken away on Saturday, have been spread out before one of the furnaces at Neasden, for the Ipurpose of beiug thoroughly freed from damp. They will not, it is stated, be disturbed until to-morrow, by which time the rubbish will be easily separable, and it will be possible to closely scrutinise it. No further discoveries have yet been made.

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