Alexander of Servia.
£ing Alexander of Servia, who is but twelve years old, and who has no father or mother to watch over him, is exposed (the Vienna correspondent of the London ‘Times observes) to all the enterprises of the Pretender, Prince Peter Karageorgevitch. The father of this Prince was convicted before a Hungarian court of justice of haying been accessory to the assassination of Prince Michael, the uncle of King Milan. In these Eastern European States political struggles are and human lives are not rated highly. In the case of King Alexander, who apparently remains the last descendant of the Obrenovitch dynasty, the one security against murder or kidnapping would be that an heir should be upstanding, in order that the boy’s removal should entail no political consequences. But, according to the ‘ Fremdenblatfc,! Count Kalnoky has left the boy King absolutely defenceless. This is a real shame, and, whatever may be the rights and wrongs of King Milan’s quarrels with his wife, all right-minded people in Europe will revolt at the idea that the boy Kng should be left without a parent to exercise guardianship over him. From the moment when hie ft tier detwted bun his
mother became his natural guardian. It is said that the boy is now crying constantly for his mother, and, meanwhile, official telegrams are declaring that Queen Natalie cannot be allowed to return to tier via. Tills is absurd and atrocious. A thrill of horror would run through every honest man and woman in the world if it were heard that this child King, now left to the care of professional politicians, had been suddenly assassinated. This is no extravagant fear.
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Alexander of Servia., Evening Star, Issue 8025, 30 September 1889
Alexander of Servia. Evening Star, Issue 8025, 30 September 1889
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