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THE EXPLOSION ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY. I- Prolonged Government Inquiry. The Press Association states :—A prolonged in- quiry was held at the Home Office on Monday by Col. Majendie and Col. Ford concerning the explosion on the underground railway on Friday night. Mr Garside, from the general managers' department of the railway, the signalman from Charlton-street cabin, the driver and stoker of the Hammersmith train, and other officials stationed in the vicinity of the explosion at the time, attended at Whitehall, and were examined. It was stated that, notwith- standing the stoppage of the train a minute before the explosion, it was moving at the rate of about fourteen miles an hour when the detonation took place. No light other than the ordinary signals were observed before the report was heard. All the men agreed that the explosion wae very loud and very sudden, and different to anything they had heard before but it was elicited that their experience with regard to the effect produced by various explosives was of the most limited character, and the testimony in this direction was, therefore, of little value. Colonel Majendie asked whether the report was at all similar to that produced by the discharge of fog signals. The reply was that the sound emitted by fog signals was considerably weaker, and not by any means so sharp. All concurred in declaring that there was a puff of smoke simul- taneously with the detonation, but the testimony as to the appearance of the flash preceding it was not unanimous. The men on the engine noticed a slight illumination under the footboard but it was pointed out that this effect was frequently caused by the blaze from the ashpan being forced downwards by an unusual draught down the funnel. None of the witnesses saw any person in the tunnel prior to the explosion, nor was any suspicious looking person noticed when the train was cleared at Gower-street. It was remarked, however, that had any stranger ventured into the tunnel on foot, itself a dangerous proceeding, and one likely to attract attention, this section of the line was not sufficiently well lighted for them to have been observed. The officials stated that they did not see any passenger leave the train and make hurriedly for the barriers on arriving at Gower-street station. On the contrary, most of the passengers seemed to linger longer than usual, with the apparent desire of obtaining some information respecting the outrage. Although the lights in the train were out when it reached Gower-street, those on the platform were alight, and no one therefore could have left the train unnoticed. In reference to the up-train, it was stated that it was standing at the Charlton-street box when the Hammersmith train passed. Nothing more has been found among the debris forwarded to the Home Office likely to give any clue to the nature of the explosive used. A boy's cap, probably belonging to one of the passengers, was picked up. The authorities at the Home Office entertain no doubt now that nitro-glycerine in some form was the agent employed, and it is also satisfactorily established that the missile was thrown from one of the rear- most carriages of the Hammersmith train, the theory being that it first fell on to the footboard, and thence rebounded against the wall, on comifig in contact with which it exploded.

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