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HATCHET FLUNG AT MR. ASQUITH.

SUFFRAGETTE WAR-

MR. REDMOND HAS A NARROW ESCAPE. HOME SECRETARY SHAKEN. By Telegraph—Press Association—Copyrteht (Rec. July 20, 0.15 a.m.) London, July 19. The Suffragette war is being continued with renewed violence. The Prime Minister, Mr. Asquith, altered his route in making a journey to Iraknd, accompanied by his family, and departed from Paddington instead of Euston Station. By this means he avoided an attack which the Suffragettes had been planning. On his arrival at Dublin, Mr. Asquith was given, an ovation, and a torchlight procession was held. Mr. Asquith rode beside Mr. John Bedmond, Leader of tho Nationalist party, in a carriage, his wife scattering flowers among the crowd. During the progress through the city a Suffragette throw a hatchet at Mr. Asquith, which missed him, but grazed Mr. Redmond's ear, drawing blood. The woman was arrested. At the close of the performance at the Theatre Royal a young woman named Evans poured fluid over the ourtain of a box, which she fired. Some youths extinguished the flames.' The woman was arrested. Two English Suffragettes handed a statement to the "Irish Times," that , they had come to Ireland with a full sense of responsibility, and accepted Mr. Hobhouse's challengo by burning, not the English Castle, but Dublin Theatre. Mr. M'Kenna, Homo Secretary, in laying a foundation stone at Caerleon Training College, in Wales, was attacked by a Suffragette, who came behind him, and seized and shook him violently. '

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HATCHET FLUNG AT MR. ASQUITH. Dominion, Volume 5, Issue 1497, 20 July 1912

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