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MOTIVE POWER IN A NEW SHAPE.

A FRIGHTFUL ASSAULT.

ASSASSINATION OF PRINOE ALFRED…

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ASSASSINATION OF PRINOE ALFRED S COOK. The cook (a. Frenchman) was quietly one evening walking in one of the streets at Bonn, when he met same officers, one of whom said, Get out of the way, you boar." Some words then took place, and one of the gentlemen drew his sabre and cut the cook down the head; not satisfied, however, with this, he rushed at his victim, and gouged one of his eyes out with the hilt of his sword. The poor fellow was taken to an hospital with his eye hanging down on his cheek, and died the next day. The Berlin correspondent of the Times says the cook, Herr Ofct by name, was on the point of starting for Coburg, whither he had been or- dered during the stay of her Majesty, when he met some students in a public thoroughfare, and could not agree with them on the important question as to who was to get out of the way and allow the other to pass. The difference led to a quarrel, in the course of which one of the students, being a volunteer in the Prussian army, and having his broad sword dangling by his side, struck the cook a blow on the head. Herr Ott expired a few hours after the blow, and an inquiry will doubtless be instituted by the military authorities. A correspondent in a later number of the Europe says The name of the debased was Ott, and he 4 was passing with some friend through a street near the University, when they were met by a party of young men, one of them in military uniform, and the others students, who bloekedthe way. Obt and his com- pantonscivillyaakodto be allowed to pass, but the young men not only continued to bar the passage, but assailed them with blows. The students were armed with sticks loaded with lead, and the soldier lifted his sword and struck Ofct twice on the head with it. Ott had not even a cane in his hand, and was utterly defenceless. He was taken to the hospital, where his wounds were dressed, and he was then able to go home; but he died next day, as is supposed, from tetanus. The as- sassin is Count von Eulenberg, son of the Home Minister of Prussia; he is twenty years of age, and a volunteer for a year in the HussarsI When he learned that Ott was dead he fled to Berlin. a The inhabitants of Bonn demand that the law should "take its course re- gardless of the rank of the offender, and indicated their feelings by giving poor Ott an imposing public funeral. There was a long procession on foot, and a number of the wealthier citizens sent their carriages,"

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