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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 19, 1913, Image 5

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ger, and that this case should call
to the officials responsible for the
inspection of like-constructed
buildings their immediate atten
tion with a view to avoiding a like
occurrence in the future."
HOME OF LLOYD GEORGE WRECKED BY DYNAMITE
SUFFRAGETTES BLAMED FOR THE TRICK
London, Feb. 19. Walton-on-Hill,
the country home of David
Llovd George, chancellor of the 1
British exchequer, was wrecked
with dynamite early today. No
one was' in jural.
Scotland :Yrd detectives say
they have evidence .that the out-
Mjys
David Lloyd George.
rage was the wor kof suffragettes,
and promise arrests within a few
days. It is generally believed
that the dynamiters fled to
France.
Lloyd George himself is not in
the country. He left England
secretly for the south of France
last Tuesday. Few outside of
the members of the cabinet knew
this.
The wreck of the big building
was complete. The walls of one
entire side was shattered. Most
of the joists supporting the floors
above and below were broken.
Every window in the house was
blown out.
The bomb was placed in
the servant's quarters. Lloyd
George's sleeping apartments are
directly above.
An unexploded bomb compos
ed of a ten pound can of black
powder to be ignited by a short
candle set in shavings soaked in
kereosene was found near where
the first one exploded. The can
dle was supposed to have burned
until the shavings caught fire and
reached the powder. The candle
was blown out by the explosion
of the first bomb.
In addition to the bombs, oil
soaked paper ha dbeen strewn in
every room in the house. Some
of the paper was blazing when the
detectives summoned because of
the explosion arrived.
The evidence pointing toward
the suffragettes is circumstantial.
Several times lately an auto
mobile packed with well known
militant suffragettes has passed
and repassed the house, the wo
men in the auto closely eyeing
the house.
Early today, a big limousine
car .loaded down with heavily
veiled women, passed through
Wilton Heath, near Wilton-on-

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