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From: "Geo." <>
Subject: From The West Cumberland Times, Saturday, Oct. 18, 1884 - DYNAMITE DISCOVERIES.
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:45:43 +0800
Posted with permission of the transcriber, 'Ann'
The West Cumberland Times, Saturday, Oct. 18, 1884 -
A tin containing sixteen charges of dynamite was found, on Thursday, under the Grand Stand at the Houghton-le-Spring course, where a race meeting was recently held. The charges were properly wrapped with copper wire, and had a fuse attached which had been apparently lighted.
The Liverpool Police, on Wednesday evening, arrested a foreigner, who arrived on board the steamer Lord Clive from Philadelphia. He had thirty dynamite packages in his possession.
The police are maintaining a strict surveillance at all the British ports to prevent the introduction of dynamite by the disciples of O'DONOVAN ROSA, and it is said English detectives are employed at Antwerp and other Belgian ports to keep a look out for suspicious characters.