Bomb in Theatre Cause Near Panic | Officials Hunt German Spies Who Dissappeared After Bomb was Fired

American Anti-German sentiment in WWI

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Bomb in Theatre Cause Near Panic | Officials Hunt German Spies Who Dissappeared After Bomb was Fired - Singing of "Star Spangled Banner" Saved...
Singing of "Star Spangled Banner" Saved Situation; Fireman Acts Quickly. HIGHLY CHARGED With j W Officials Hunt German Spies] Who Disappeared After Bomb Was Fired, CHICAGO, Nov. 17--The bomb which imperiled the lives of 2,200 spectators at the Auditorium Auditorium theatre last night contained contained [Kivvcrful explosives and probably would huvo killed niisny bad its construction been perfect. 'This statement wa s made today a K. Evalls of tlie United States telligenre buieati, following an an- alvsis ot the bomb, Evans anounced, he w i l l lake the bomb to where a f u i t h e r investigation analybis w i l t be made. j day Foiieial aiithoiities believe the tempt 10 w i e ( l \ the tlioatre b pro-German sympathizers and eis woiUlliir on thi, angle. Police Chief Schuettler says he hovcs the bomb was placed in thel theatre bv the two men in evening lollies who disappeared shortly fore smoke was discovered pouring] liom beneath a seat. Police are| ed searchnm for these men. [ from A panic among the 2.200 persons who weie attending the opera noiah" was averted when Conductor Cleofonte Cnmpanani swung the orchestra orchestra into the Star Spangled Banner. Mine. Galli Curci, Italian prima n began singing the national an- ex-[them from the stage and the audiciu e took up the refrain, ohang- a patriotic demonstration. I Mrs. George C. Hixson was ly burned before firemen carried | bla/ing bomb into the street. officer a else was injured. Tho first Intimation of the bomb's presence came just befoie the cm went down on the first act White.i acrirt smoke briraii rising from noath a seat just back of the s t a tra circle, at tho right of the The bomb--made from a piece of iron pipe about a foot long and inch in Jiliametcr. rolled i n t o n e j aisle. Several persons screamed ami a started for th e exits. Others shouted to "sit down" and "keep cool' 1 n , e ha(1 The steel curtain on the stage re lowered, the,, raised. The orchestral struck up the national anthem. audience wavered, hesitated, then began to sing. Battalion Fire Chief Corrigan hur-

Clipped from The Sandusky Star-Journal17 Nov 1917, SatPage 1

The Sandusky Star-Journal (Sandusky, Ohio)17 Nov 1917, SatPage 1
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