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EUROPEAN ASSASSINATION.

HEIR PRESUMPTIVE TO AUSTRIAN THRONE. Lonoon, June 28. Renter's Vienna correspondent states that the Archduue Francis Ferdinand, tbe heir presumptive to the Austrian Throne., and his wife have been assassinated at SerßJevo. the capital of Bosnia. ARCHDUKE AND HIS WIFE SHOT BY A STUDENT. Vienna, June 28. The Archduke and his wife were driving in the streets at the time. A student suddenly drew out a revolver and fired at the Archkuke and his wife, both dying within a few minutes.

The assassin is 18 years of age, and is a Servian student who had been banished from Bosnia. The youth first threw a bomb at the carriage, but without effect. An unexploded bomb was found a few yards fromi the- scene of the assassination, indicating that a third attempt had been prepared in the event of the others proving unsuccessful. As Inepeotor'General of : the Monarchy's land and sea forces, the Archduke Francis Ferdinand voyaged on board the Dreadnought Viribua Unitis from Trieste to I Metvovic. He was welcomed at Mostar, where, in deference to looal susceptibilities, in responding to the mayoral address, he ( spoke partly in German, but chiefly in Serbocorn. He then proceeded to the army headquarters near Serajevo, with a .view to attending the manoeuvres in the mountains to the southwest of Serajevo.

Two attempts at assassination were made. The first was made during the drive to the reception at the Serajevo Town Hall A compositor threw what was called a bottle bomb, which was filled with nails and filings, but it did not explode until the oar had passed. .The explosion was a very violent one, fragments piercing the iron shutters of many shops in the vicinity, twenty persons, including many members of the Archduke's suite, several women and children, being injured. ,

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EUROPEAN ASSASSINATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914

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EUROPEAN ASSASSINATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914

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