News by The Suez Mail.
MASSACRE IN DAHOMEY. A. telegram from Paris states that news had been received of the defeat of the Egbas tribe by the Dahomeyans, a few days after the former had gained a victory. Thirty villages were destroyed by the Dahomeyans, 3000 prisoners taken, and 20,000 Egbas fled to the Catholic mission at Abbeokutd. The cruelty was frightful. Children too young to carry off were killed, and . some burned alive. King Behanzin advancing into the interior, took 2000 other prisoners and killed 1000 women. ■ ■ . . •/•', TERRIBLE DOMESTIC TRAGEDY, j . A terrible domestic; tragedy ~is announced to have taken placeatLeva) in Hungary. A wealthy landowner, named Birik was upbraiding his wife during dinner on leading a fast life, when the pair from high words came to blows. Each then snatched a dinner-knife, and a sanguinary struggle ensued, which only ceased when both were too weak from loss of blood to continue the struggle. The wife was stabbed in many places, and shortly after* wards succumbed from her injuries, while Herr Birik was almost disembowelled, and lies in a hopeless state. SUICIDE 09 A. MOTHER AND DAUGRTEK. Augusta Schley, the wife of a wealthy painter residing in the Roseuthalerstrasse* Berlin, and her. eldest daughter aged 16, have drowned themselves together at Landberg under most distressing circumstances. It seems that Schley treated his wife with* great brutality. Growing tired of his cruelties she resolved to make away with herself. She taok^har eldest daughter into her oonftdenco, and being passionately attached to each other they determined to die. together. Before jumping into the water they kissed and embraced each other, crying bitterly the while. They died locked in each. other's arms. A boatman who saw them jump into the water went to their assistance, but they resolutely pushed him away. Five children are left motherless by. the. sadetent, > , ATTEMPT TO MURDWt A BISHOP. On Septembar 10, whilst the Armenian BishopjTadjadOscanian wosleaviiig church at Constantinople, a . young Armenian, armed with a knife, threw himself upon him, crying " Traitor, '* and endeavored to assassinate him. The bishop received the blow aimed at him on tine right arm, which was severely gashed, but he was ftble to evade further attack rod tq esoapt,
It is believed that the attempted assassination was an act; of vengeance upon the bishop, whose evidence before the court of inquiry "'led to the conviction of the Armenians implicated in the Koom Ivapo riot. The would-be murderer is wellknown, but all attempts of the police to discover his whereaboets have hitherto been perfectly fruitless. The affair has caused a painful impression and much excitement nmong the Armenians.
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News by The Suez Mail., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890
News by The Suez Mail. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890
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