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Several Persons Killed and Wounded. Arrest of the Assassin. Letters of Condolence to the Imperial Family. (Bv Cable.) St. Petersburg, March 13. Accompanied by his suite, the Czar was witnessing a parade of troops in the city to-day, when a bomb was suddenly thrown from among the spectators, and fell close to where he was standing. It exploded, but did no harm to His Majesty. A second bomb was almost simultaneously thrown, and this shattered his legs, and otherwise mortally wounded him. He was at once conveyed to a house near at hand, but His Majesty died within two hours from loss of blood, though every effort was made by the doctors, who were at once in attendance, to stop the flow. Great consternation was caused on the parade ground when the bombs were thrown, and when the effect of their explosion was seen. Several persons, including some members of the Czar’s suite, were killed, and many others severely wounded. The assassin was arrested at the scene of the outrage before he had time to escape. St. Petersburg, March 14. The assassination of the Emperor has led to no disturbance in this city, and everything is perfectly quiet. The Czarewitch has been received with shouts of acclamation by the people, and expressions of condolence ami sympathy with the Imperial family have been received from all the crowned heads of Europe.

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THE MURDER OF THE CZAR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881

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THE MURDER OF THE CZAR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881

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