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KILLED IN CHURCH.

While a priest was holding Good Friday services in the Church of the Angels, Madrid, on April 16, and -while he was kneeling at the altar, a man armed with a, revolver and sword assailed him, and nearly severed the paj4ie*a head f ro.pi \\i»

body, besides cutting off one hand. The victim fell dead, and his blood flowed down the altar steps. The assassin was subsequently recognieed as one Allina. He was arrested, and then turned and began firing into the crowded congregation tightandleft. Women shrieked in terror, and many fainted. One person was shot dead and many were seriously wounded. Allina, having emptied his revolver, sprang into the midst of the panic-stricken crowd,, slashing right and left, dangerouslywounding many persons. The crowd" parted in wild affright, and the assassin, whose actions could be compared to nothing so closely as a Malay running amuck,, reached che street, started on a tud, and Boon vanished.

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KILLED IN CHURCH., Star, Issue 7289, 23 May 1892

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KILLED IN CHURCH. Star, Issue 7289, 23 May 1892

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