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ATTEMPTS ON THE LIVES OF SOVEREIGNS.

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ATTEMPTS ON THE LIVES OF SOVEREIGNS. The danger to which the Czar was exposed the other day in the Bois de Boulogne is an ordeal from which few of his fellow sovereigns have been exempted. Even our own Queen, in spite of the loyalty and affection which attend her, has been four times attacked. There have been at least six plots to assassinate the Emperor Napoleon. In October, 1852, when Napoleon, who was on the eve of becoming Emperor, was at Marseilles, an infernal machine, formed by 250 gun- barrels charged with 1,500j balls, was to have been discharged against the Prince and his cortige but the design was not carried out. On July 5, 1853, a fresh attempt was made to assas- sinate him as he was going to the Opera Comique. Twelve Frenchmen were arrested as concerned in the conspiracy. On April 28, 1855, Jean Liverani fired two shots at the Emperor in the Grand Avenue of the Champs Elysees. In 1857, Thibaldi Bartolotti, and Grilli came from England to Paris to assassinate the Emperor, but were discovered, arrested, tried, and punished. On January 14, 1858, Orsini, Gomez, Pierri, and Rudio, threw their shells at the Emperor. On December 24, 1863, Greco, Trabucco, Imperatore and Scaglioni, who had gone from London with the intention of killing the French Emperor, were arrested in Paris. The King of Prussia was fired at by Oscar Becker, a law student of Leipsic, at Baden, on the 14th of July, 1861-the excuse given for the attack being that he was not capable of effecting the unity of Germany and his Minister, Count Bismarck, had last year a narrow escape from young Blind. The Emperor of Austria, on February 18, 1853, was struck with a knife in the neck by a Hungarian named Libenyi in 1858 an attempt was made on the life of Victor Emmanuel; and the Queen of Spain has been twice assailed. There is something very remarkable in the almost invariable failure of these attempts. In recent times only two rulers have fallen victims to assassination— the Duke of Parma, who, in 1854, was stabbed with a poignard in the abdomen; and Abraham Lincoln, who was shot by Booth on April 14, 1865, in the Washington Theatre, the murderer, in each of these cases, making good his escape.

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