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I Bomb Outrage in London

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I Bomb Outrage in London I A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR, I Supposed Attempt on the Life of Justice Hawkins. Justice Hawkins. Shortly after eleven o'clock last night an ex- plosion occurred in Tiiuey-street, Park-lane, London, which presented all the features of a dynamite outrage. A police sergeant hearing the report, which was audible a long distance off, hurried to the spot, and found that the door of No. 2 had been blown in. All the windows of that and some of the neighbouring houses were broken, and the stone stps at the entrance. No. 2, Tilney-street, is occupied by the Hon. Reginald Brett, who was from home at the time, but the house was occupied by one member of the family and some servants. No personal injury was sus- tained by any of these persons. At present no motive can be given for the outrage, but the police are busy making inquiries. Mr Howard Vincent, Commissioner of Police, visited the saene of the outrage last night, and made a careful survey. It is understood that a portion of the bomb has been foknd by the police. The outrage must have been carried out very quickly, as a police sergeant passed the spot just before the explosion occurred. The authorities ai Scotland Yard were quickly informed of the outrage, and several members of the detective staff sent to the spot. A cordon of police was also drawn around the house, aud a strict search was made for the remains of the bomb, petard, or infernal machine that had been employed. Suspicion points most strongly to a bomb, as those first on the scene felt a strong smell of powder. The street is closed to traffic, and the closest investigation is being made into every circumstance likely to throw light upon the outrage. It is now supposed that the bomb which was exploded at No. 2, Tilney-street, was intended to have been placed at No. 5, which is the residence of Mr Justice Hawkins. The house most injured is No. 2, tenanted by Mrs Hobart Hampden, while the Hon. Reginald Brett lives next door, at No. 1. It is probable that the miscreants in their hurry mistook the numbers on the doors, or had been misdirected. The Central News says the hall door and windows of No. 1, Tilney-street were almost com- pletely shattered. The effect of the concussion was to reduce the windows in adjoining and oppo- site houses to atoms, and the consequent alarm among the various householders was intense. Tilney-street, it may be explained, is a short but fairly wide thoroughfare off South Audley-street, Hyde Park, and contains only seven houses, among the residents being Mr Justice Hawkins, who lives at No. 5, and Earl Manvers, whose house is No. 6. LATEST DETAILS. I Official Investigation. I The Central News says:—The bomb outrage in Mayfair has caused the utmost consternation in the West Eud of London. The miscreant appears to have laid the machine upon the door- step of the residence occupied by Mr Reginald Brett, at No. 2, Tilney-street, Mayfair. It was exploded by means of a fuse, and the report alarmed the whole district. The door was blown in, the glass in the house demolished, and much of the furniture in the lower part of the house damaged. The police were speedily on the spot, and a communication was made to Scotland Yard immediately. The whole of the chiefs of the department visited the scene as soon as practicable after the receipt of the message, including Sir Edward Bradford, the chief commissioner, and Mr Anderson and Mr Howard, assistant commissioners. At half-past two this morning Colonel Majendie, the Home Office expert on explosives, visited the scene and made a careful examination of the surroundings. By his direction all the debris was carefully collected, and will be removed to the Home Office for minute inspection to enable Colonel Majendie to make his usual exhaustive reporb. The largest part of the bomb is in the hands of tha police. It is of large sizo, being from three to four inohes in circumference, and has a leaden bottom. The bomb seems to have been hurriedly placed and not to have been lodged in the position best calculated to do the most damage. To this fact must be ascribed the escape of the inmates from fatal injuries and the house from total wreck, As illustrating the eccentric movements of the explosive force it may be men- tioned that whilst the two houses on either side of Mr Brett's escaped com- paratively without injury, nearly all the back windows in Stanhope-street, at the rear of Tilney- street, are smashed. Indeed, in Tilney-street itself the force of the explosion recoiled from Mr Brett's house and the debris was driven upon the houses on the opposite side of the street. Chief Inspector Melville and his assistants made a careful examination of all the houses within the area of the explosion and directed their attention particularly to the adjoining Stanhope-street. They went along the backs of '1 'I tne nouses in this street, carefully noting the damage that bad been done. The scene at day- light this morning was one of unusual excitement. Those of the inhabitants of the locality disturbed by the shock, and too frightened to return to their houses, remained in groups throughout he night as near the scene of the outrage as the authorities would permit. The street was blocked by the police all the morning whilst they collected the debris. As soon as the light was sufficiently good a number of photo- graphs were taken from various positions by direction of Colonel Majendie. The Central News learns that though many residents in the district are suffering from nervous shock, there is no case of personal injury. lu Mr Brett's house only the servants were at home, and they occupied distant room in the house. Up to nine o'clock this morning there was no trace of the miscreants who perpetrated this latest bomb outrage. It is believed that the house of Mr Brett was mistaken by the desperadoes for the residence of a judge who ha3 presided at the trial of more than one Anarchist. The excitement in the neighbourhood is now calming down, though the outrage is the one topic of conversa- tion. The district is a secluded oue, and very quieti at night. It is significant that the perpetrators should have selected the eve of the Guy Fawkes anniversary to make their diabolical attempt. The Central News, telegraphing at half-past nine, says As the morning grew lighter several further pieces of bomb were found 1Jl various areas, gutters, etc. The portions recovered are about half an mch in thickness, and show the grain of the metal as clearly as a coarse rag revels its torn edges. No one is allowed to go into the houses in the street unless seen to their destina- tion by a policeman. No amsia have been made. The chief commissioners of police remained on the spot until daylight, J; A Cool Judge. I The Central News adds that Mr Justice Hawkins, who resides next door to Mr Brett, was sitting by the fire when the explosion occurred. He visited the scene and then went to bed, ex- hibiting the greatest coolufss throughout. Early this morning he was visited by Scotland Yard officials. No private malice has so far been shown to have existed in reference to Mr Brett, and the outrage is therefore attributed to Anarchists. Appearances, so far, do not indicate the use of dynamite, as the cxpiosion seems to have spent its force in an upward direction. Mr Dudley Lees's house suffered the most, the whole of the windows at the back being smashed. All approach to the scene of the occurrence is bavred I by the police. The Press Association in a later message states that Mr Justiea Hawkins ifi in no way discom- posed by the explosion. Ho went for his usual ride this morning before breakfast, and subse- quently drovt to the Law Courts and took his seat on the bench. Photographs of the Injured Houses in Tilney-street have been taken from three different points. The bomb was evidently placed at the right hand bottom corner of the door. The doorstep and lower part of the door aro quite shattered, and the door is only supported by the top hinge. The greatest force of the bX- plosion must, however, have been in a forward direction, for a blank wall which faces No. 2 shows numerous marks and indentations where portions of the bomb struck. Some of the holes are several inches dtep, and an iron pips for conveying rain water from the roof has been pierced. At No. 13, which is nearly opposite Mr Brett's, not a whole pane of glass remains. In the opinion of those best able to judge the agent used;was most powerful and active, and the explosive must have had as an outermost casej; an iron receptacle, for in addition to the tube further fragmentary portions of metal have been found. A large number of the friends of the Hon. Mrs Hambleton (not Hampden), whose house adjoins that of Mt Brett, and congratu- lated her upon her immunity from injury, and to inspect the damage to her house, one of the earliest being Mr Justice Hawkins. Lord Rosebery drove past the scene shortly af"er eleven o'clock. but only, took a hasty glance at the damnge. and without leaving his carriage, asked a few ques- tions of the police on duty. The street is still sprinkled with portions of glass, and everything will be left as at present until the experts have concluded their investigations. Unpleasant Experiences. Numerous stories are current in the neighbour- hood of experiences of residents, some of whom state they ware ehakeu in bed, and others, living as far as Grosvenor-squave, assert there were vibrations in the windows of their houses. Among the visitors to the scene this morning were the Duke of Westminster, the Duke of Abercorn, and Sir George Osborne Morgan. It is under- stood that Mr Justice Hawkins' house has been under police surveillance for some mouths. Mr Brett Interviewed. The Hon. Reginald Brett, in an interview with a reporter to-day, said that he and Mrs Brett dined out last evening, and Mrs Brett drove home. She had only entered the hall and re- moved her cloak and one glove when the ex- plosion happened. Mrs Brett must have stepped over the bomb within two minutes of its going off, and when that happened she was fortunately standing round a corner in the hall. No Clue. No arrests have been made, and the police do not at present appear to have any clue. They have expressed the opinion that the contents of the bomb consisted of dynamite, but that dyna- mite was the explosive used is the general impres- sion..

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