Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

15 articles on this Page

Advertising

EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF AN…

[No title]

Agriculture* _..........._----.........._...,..,.._-.,..._.......-.,;..,.

ALTRINCHAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW.…

MACCLESFIELD AND THE CHESHIRE…

AN UNPRINCIPLED SCOUNDREL.…

[No title]

Advertising

EDUCATION IN WALES. ———*———

POLITICAL DUEL IN AUSTRIA.…

News
Cite
Share

POLITICAL DUEL IN AUSTRIA. 0 THE PREMIER WOUNDED. A duel with pistols was fought on Saturday morning between Count Badeni, the Austrian Premier, and Herr Wolf, of the German National Party. The encounter arose out of a discussion in Friday's sitting of the Lower House of the Reichsath, in the course of which Herr Wolf used the word 'rascality' in reference to the Premier's action. Count Badeni regarded this expression as reflecting upon his honour, and consequently sent a challenge te the Deputy. The conditions of the meeting were that smooth-bore pistols should be used, and that three shots should be exchanged at 25 paces, the combatants firing simul- taneously on each occasion. Count Badeni was wounded at the first exchange of shots. The bullet entered his right arm at the wrist, and travelling upwards lodged in the upper arm. The duel was immediately stopped, and Count Badeni before leaving the field shook hands with his opponent. In the course of the morning the bullet was successfully extracted, and the doctors anticipate that the Premier will be restored to health within a week. His family knew nothing of the encounter until he returned home wounded. One of the first callers after the duel was Count Goluchowski, the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The nature of the Premier's wound will allow him to attend to the transaction of public business. The Emperor Francis Joseph has again sent a telegram expressing his sincerest and warmest sympathy, and his Majesty has also askod to be informed by telegram of Count Badeni's con- dition, and that news of his progress towards recovery should be sent to him continually.

THE WINDSOR MURDER. +

A DOUGLAS VISITOR'S DRIVE…

MORAL MURDER. 0

Advertising