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THE INTENDED ASSASSINATION OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON! The discovery of the conspiracy against the Emperor's life [writes the Times Paris correspondent) has filled with conster- nation every one who has heard it. The agents of this plot which was to have been executed with circumstances of ex- traordinary atrocity, are found. It was at first said that one of the party was a Belgian, and then a Pole. The cir- cumstance of a Pole who was employed on the Northern railroad having been arrested in consequence of the last fatal accident on that line led to the mistake. The following are the particulars It would now appear that the four are Italians: their names jjre Greco, Imperatori, Trabuco, and Saglio, otherwise caUed Marpholi. They were arrested in the afternoon of Sunday last. When they were examined before the Juge d'Instruction, Greco, who, it seems, was at the head of the band, unhesitatingly, and with audacious frankness, avowed his crime, affected to glory in having been employed to execute it, and regretted that he had not succeeded. If the disclosures made bv this man are to be trusted, it would appear that towards the end of September, or beginmng of October last, he and his three accomplices were summoned to Lugano by Mazzini, with whom they had been for some time in correspondence. It was then and there arranged that they should proceed to Paris to assassinate the Emperor. Mazzini gave them four shells which he had received or brought from England; four shells of a similar description which he had caused to be made at Genoa; four revolvers and four poniards. On leaving Lugano Mazzini gave him 4,000f., telling him he was going to London to await the result of the at- tempt, and would then send him more money. He at the same time left him the address of a person through whom he was to write, in case he wanted more funds. The address, in Mazzini's handwriting, was found on Greco's person. Among other papers was a "e copy of instructions from Mazzini written in cipher, and containing certain signs which he was to send him on the eve of the day the crime was to be attemjpted. Mazzini also gave him two photographic portraits ef himself, with his name at the bottom written in his own hand. Those papers were found in Greco's trousers, between the linhkg and the cloth. There was alao foundin Greco's pocket-book a letter addressed by Imperatori to Mazzim, fitatinp, that, having heard of a plot for the murder of the Emperor, he claimed to be one of the party. Greco admitted that this letter had been handed to him at Lugano by Mazzini. [Injustice to M. Mazzini, we think the evidence of his having arranged the, above plot should be further confirmed before our readers place any con- fidence in the exparte evidence of such men.] It was on. Christmastday that the men bent on this missio'n'of blood arrived in Paris. It was at first said that they had come direct from London to France ♦w^ij??pe,ar8.fro.m the depositions that they entered -French "territory from Switzerland, and with passports perfectly en regie, without a single flaw, TSviiTirj n 6^ven them by the Swiss authorities, fr h had two shells uncharged on his person. From Ta of their arrival to Siat of their arrest they cnanged their lodging more than once in order to tnrow the police, whom they seemed to know were on the watch for them, off the scent. They did not itH live together, but met in the daytime to concert the means of carrying out their object. i. TO who appeared to be as eager an approver as 4 he had been a conspirator, related to the judges every movement, every particular of himself and his accom- plices since their coming to Paris.. They had made a careful inspection of the approaches to the Opera in v- and of those of the other theatres tou u 6 In the habit of visiting. 1 hey had' clowfy examined every place which, gave access to the Palace of the Tuileries, and repeatedly visited the Bois de Boulogne when the Emperor went to skate. Their plan was that wherever or whenever the. opportunity presented itself they were to throw their shells (said to be more destructive than those of Orsini) under his horse's feet, and at once rush on him and his attendants with their revolvers and poniards. f 6C0 at e< tha' the poni £ *ds which he had received from Mazzini were poisoned, and it seems, on examination, that the points and blades are of a peculiar colour, as if they had been long steeped in some liquid. The conspirators, who declare that they were in con- stant correspondence with Mazzini, resolved to effect their purpose on Monday or Tuesday last at the Bois de Boulogne. On the previous Saturday the shells were loaded and everything prepared. They were, however, out of money, having already spent the iwOf. Mazzini had given them in October. Their way of life contrasted strangely with the secret object on which they were bent. They bad been constantly tracked by the police, and, from tntyjr rfrequent changes of domicile, seemed to be perfectly aware of it, yet they acted as if they wished to give every facility to those who were so vigilantly watching them. They denied themselves no pleasure; they lived joyously, and a dinner for the four cost over 200C. Thijt contemplated oeoaping from Paris after the perpetration of their crime out, as they had spent their money in orgies of every kind, they wrote to Mazzini, who is now in London, for more. The Emperor had been kept acquainted with what was going on, but it did not prevent him from going out as usual, and the police, knowing that Monday or Tuesday was fixed for the attempt, made all vuii. by arresting the conspirators on Sunday evening. The money they had written for did not arrive the day they expected; but I hear that a letter containing an order —some sayfor500f., others for 4,000f.-adciressed to one of them was intercepted on Saturday at the post-office. Had the funds arrhed before Sunday, they would, they taM. have at once proceeded to aofaon. "Such in substanoe is the confession of Greco,- and it is in all respects corroborated by his accomplices. The only^ne who has Bhown compunction for the crime in which he was to have a share, is Saglio, alias Marpholi, a young man of two- w threeand-twenty, and he declares that when matters same to the point he would have refused to abt. Imperatori and Trabuco describe themselves as formerly belonging to the band of Garibaldi, and as having taken part in the affair of Aspromonte when he was wounded; and both wore the Marsala medal. Trabuco, who had passed under another name, is said to have been tried and convicted. in FlntBefe f#r swindling, and in London for theft. Greco^tbe'head of the party, was in a state of great excitement during his examination by the Jage d'Instruction. He blasphemed, foamed at the mouth, cursed himself for having failed, and declared that there were others bound like himself by oath to complete the crime. The shells found at the house where they lodged are about the same size as the Orsini ones, but somewhat differentlv shaped. Orsini's were in form like a pear; these are perfectly oval, and very thick, and, instead of being charged with fulminating powder, were filled with ordinary powder. The conspirators are now lodged in the prison of Mazas; their preliminary ex- amination is not yet quite ended, and it is believed they will make further diiclosures. Trabuco was seized at the door of his house on Sunday afternoon, Imperatori almost at the same moment while pre- paring to go out, and Greco and the other in another house in the Rue St. Honore.

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