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SEHVIA TURNS TO NEW KING;
WORK OF MURDERERS INDORSED
Rumors that Karagcorgevitch Is Not Satisfied with the Situa
tionAuthentic Story of the Assassination Told by One
of the Soldiers Who Took Part in the Affair.
The eer.forence nf senators and
deputies. In I'l III I' Ictailo, resolved
tinanl!'it:'y. that the constitution of
xvs should lie put In fun r. iiinl that
I'ri i:i " Peter Karugeorgi'viteh should
te e!ivi il king.
It is not certain that Karageorge
l'i'h accept tl.f crx ti. The
ni"t sensational nitiinrs have In on
rii eivci from Geneva. ! is to the
effect that tho rlnco demands that
before ho enters Hel:ra'lo nil officers
conct rinil iti the iniU'lers li :il I have
lft It, requires an increase in Ms
civil list, utnl insists that his rlectiun
must lie unanimous
If is helievoil that the terms laM
flown ly the prini e will lie grav.tod,
that the assassins will he banished,
nnil that aniiie.-t) will he extended to
them lull . r.
Prince Karaceorcevitcli, nlttiotmli
little im liiimni ol him annum the peo
l ie of Si i via generally m i ms to have
caught the public fancy, anil his elec
tion will le a ji oi l;i r one.
King and Queen Buried.
The lioitles of the murdered lvlllR
utnl queen were spurned ami spit upon
hy li'itpl ifils as tin y lay in rude eof
tltis awaiting lii.ial Tiny were buried
after midnight, secretly ami without '
ceremony, with not a tingle friend at ;
their ftave side, j
The remains were Interred in n ;
vault In the cemetery chapel. Two j
wooden crosses alone deluded the ,
Hpot, marked "Aluxaudcr ( ilueiiovics"
utnl "I 'ratlnja tin i im i s." The oth
er lntilie.s lie outside in the cemetery j
in roiiuh graves.
Licit. Naumoviteh win not huriel
with the oilier vii tints, Init in response
to the wishes of the pulilic was buried
In daylight, with full military honors,
utnl Is now generally styled 'a put nut
who died fur his country."
The ulsters ami nicies of the Into
queen, who hail been arrested liy the
military nut Imritics. were expelled
from the country. Hir sisters were
jiermltteil to tal.e u tan well look at
tiio dead union's lemains. They were
HUliHcipiontly conveyeil by the police
on hoaril a Servian s-hlp, which tool,
them out. of the country. They were
lucky to escape with their lives.
The autopsy held has proved that
the late king reeeiveil thirty shot
WOUtlds. IIIBIIV of tlielll ileaillv. tjllcell
luami had numerous shot ami saber
wounds, atnl it Is alleged that lur
VIw of Corner of the Palace, Showing Windows of Apartments Occupied
1 by the King and Queen,
body was torn In a barharlc fashion.
The appearance of the royal apart
mollis Is Iticlescrihahle. The doors and
floors are shattered and tho ruins
Urencheil with Hood.
A new clement in the situation Is a
feeling among the Intelligent classes
in favor of the abolition of a Servian
monarchy altogether, and the creation
of a republic, hut it is certain that
Austria and Kussia would not coun
tenance the creation of a republic.
The gov i Turnout has laid claim to
the possessions of the late monarch.
It Is not known whether he left a for
tune, but it Is imposed that he had
considerable savings, having lived
economically during the last decade.
It is reported that the greater part of
his money was deposited in Kngland,
but il is questionable whether the cap
ital would be delivered to the Servian
governmi tit. The opinion at Itelgrudo
is that all belongs to the Mule, even
l.ieluding the king's foreign invest
ments. Il is possible that ex-Queen
Natalie may also appear as an heiress.
IJuei 11 liraga was in receipt of 30.0ni
gulden monthly, and also had great
.savings, which will be handed over to
her three sisters.
NEW KING DENIES COMPLICITY.
Says the Killing Was to Him a Shock
Prince Peter Karageorgeviti h, the
pretender to the Servian throne, guvo
mi interview at Geneva, Switzerland,
in whii h he repealed his ilisclaimor of
any complicity, direct or indirect, in
the assassination of King Alexander
and Queen luaga. He expressed his
detestation of the crime, and gave a
brief outline of his own political ten
dencies. Replying to a series Of direct ques
tions, Prince peter said :
"It is true my partisans have a com
ploto organization In Servla, with
which I am in frequent communica
tion. I know from other sources that
the discontent of the Servian people
I had reached its height, but I could
not possibly hac foreseen the events
of the other night. I in no way con
tributed to their preparation, and I
took no part, direct or Indirect, in
them. On the contrary, their perpe
tration surprised mo.
"My opinion of the executions of
the king and queen of Servia la this:
I deeply regnt that It has been
thought necessary to shed streams of
Mood. I formally disapprove of tho
violent measures, and I especially de
plore that the army has tiad recourse
lo such measures -an army w hich has
! nobler tasks to accomplish than assas
sination. It would have sufficed to
force Kim; Alexander to sign his abdi
Ever a Soldier of Fortune.
i Since Prime Peter Karageorgeviti h
j has been spoken of for King of
Servia, those who have known for u
i long time the members of his family
1 and w ho some years ago knew him as
j an i tit resting (igiire in Paris, are re
! calling various phases of his ndven-
tur.ins and checkered career. Mis
lite has been filled with dare-devil
escapades and the ups and downs of
j a royal pretender and a soldier of
fortune. He has been constantly en
' gaged In intrigue, plots, and connter
j plots for the realization of his royal
The prince received In Belgrade the
early education of a prince, but when
a boy of 12 he saw the rule of his
family terminated uud he and his
relatives were driven into exile. He
entered the lycee of Salute Uarbe, and
there qualified himself for the military
school of St. Cyr. from which he was
graduated a sublieutenant. Later he
entered the military staff college, and,
graduating therefrom just before the
outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war,
he eagt rly plunged Into this conflict
as an ollh-er of the foreign legion,
which was largely made up of scions
of nolde houses and adventurous for
eigners. He was in the hardest fighting of
the war and took part in the battle of
Orleans, where his cousin, Nlcolaie
vlch, was killed. He there attracted
the attention of (Jen. Hi I lot. who made
View of Belgrade, Where Assassination of King and Queen Took Place.
him a member of his personal staff.
His conspicuous bravery in tho battle
of Villersexel brought him the badge
of the legion of honor. On the con
clusion of the war he turned his at
tention to Herzegovina's struggle for
liberty and took a prominent part in
the rising which was tho starting
point of the Kusso Turkish war. He
spent the great, part of his fortune in
aiding the insurgents.
ACCOUNT OF THE MURDER.
Royal Couple Long Evaded Their De
The following is a narrative of the
revolution given by men who took an
active part in it.
"Army officers to the number of
ninety having formed a project of a
Where Cabinet Ministers Were Killed.
revolt, among them being delegates
from almost every garrison In Servia
and the majority of the officers of the
Sixth regiment. Meut. Col. Mlt
schitsch invited his comrades to meet
In the Kalimagden garden at 11 o'clock
on the night of the murder, and there
the immediate carrying out of the in
tended deeil was organized.
"At 1:4" a. m. the officers In eight
groups went to the royal palace. Kaeh
had special directions regarding his
part In the revolution. In the palace
itself the revolutionaries had two Im
portant partisans in tho king's body
guardCol. Alexander Masehln, Queen
Draga's cousin, not brother-in-law. and
the king's personal adjutant, I.ieut.
"Two officers of the high military
academy appeared at the appointed
hour, 2 a. in., at the gate of the pal
ace, where the king's adjutant, Pana
jotovlc, who was in the conspiracy,
handed them the keys to the garden
gate, which is always kept locked.
Pirst, stepping before tho guard at
the palace, one of tho two officers
called, 'Throw down your arms.' A
fight ensued, with shots from both
sides, In which several persons were
"The revolutionaries then entered
the front garden without hindranco
and reached the courtyard of the old
palace, where Lieut. Naumoviteh was
awaiting. He opened the lock of the
iron door leading to the front room
on the first floor. By this it was seen
that tho palace was carefully closed
and that danger was suspected. Hur
rying tip stairs to the first floor, tho
revolnting officers attracted tho atten
tion of tho palace attendants and
the royal couple by the noise of the
shooting. Lieut. I.avar Potrovltch,
alarmed by tho unwonted hubbub, hur
ried forward with a drawn revolver
in one hand and In tho other a bword.
" 'What do you want?" ho cried.
" 'Show us where tho king and
queen are,' came the reply.
" 'Hack:' cried Petrovltch, and at the
same moment a bullot stretched him
on the ground. Tho revolutionaries
pressed forward, when suddenly tho
electric light gave out. All stood in
darkness. In the greatest excitement,
and feeling their way, the revolution
aries climbed the stairs and got Into
tho dark anteroom to the king's apart
ment Here they found candles and
"This seemingly alight circumstance
was decisive to the whole action.
Without light they could not have
found the victims, who fled from their
sleeping apartment through corridors
and numerous rooms, and might have
escaped, hut some of tho officers with
burning candles and others with pis
tols commenced to search for the
"In breathless haste the conspira
tors ran through the rooms, opened
wardroboB, and looked behind cur
tains, In vain. In tho anteroom con
necting with the corridor between the
old and new palace the sergeant of
the gendarmes was sleeping. Awak
ening, he stepped before the revolu
tionaries, who felled hjm.
"At last Queen Draga's servant was
found. He wounded Capt. Dlmitrevlc
severely, but was spared because he
was needed In finding the fleeing
couple. Indeed, this servant showed
the officers where King Alexander and
Queen Draga has gone to secrete them
selves. When ho told them this he
"Col. Masehln now joined the revol
utionists and led them back to the
sleeping apartment, where the king's
adjutant tried to hinder tho search.
He shot at I.ieut. Naumoviteh, who
fell dead. The others then killed the
After a long search a small door
loading Into an alcove was discovered,
but it was found locked. It was
broken In with an ax, and hero tho
royal couple were found lu undress.
"The older officers first Intended
forcing the king to abdicate, but the
young officers were in no mood to ho
held back and shot at the royal couple.
Nobody knows in the excitement who
shot first, hut it is generally said It
was Lieut. Kisties.
"After tho murder King Alexander's
body was found entirely covered with
blood. That of Queen Draga was bad
ly torn by bullets. The report that
the bodies were thrown out if the
window into the garden is untrue. The
young officers intended to do so, but
Col. Masehln prevented it, exclaiming,
'that would be barbarous.'
"All the servants of the royal couple
fled when the first shots were heard,
with the exception of Queen Draga's
servant, who was found dea'I. At 2:12
o'clock all was over. Col. Maehln is
sued from the gate of the palace
around which great crowds had col
lected, and made a speech saying:
"'We have now destroyed the dy
nasty of the Obrenovitches, and have
got rid of tho dishonorable woman
who was the king'B evil spirit. Iong
"The poople responded: "Ixing live
the army.' "
Almost simultaneously with the
butchery in tho palace the troops en
Geographical Position of Servia
deavored to arrest all the relatives of
the queen and those ministers whom
the conspirators disliked. Two broth
ers of the queen, Lieut. Cols. Nikola
and Nlkodom Lunjevlcs, were seized
and escorted by a dotachment of
troops from their dwelling to the
guardroom of the divisional com
mander. They were evidently not bus
piclous of their doom, and were light
ing cigarettes when they were shot
dead by eight soldiers.
A u S 1 R A Jj&r
M u N & Je) V
Hot tha Sam.
Recorder Ooff la telling a story of a
brewer'a agent who gar evidence the
other day to show that a saloon the
license of which waa objected to had
been a well-conducted place since the
conviction of a former tenant "But
waa not that because the sword of
Damocles waa banging over the
place?" the agent was asked. "No,"
be said, with grave surprise; "no one
of that name ever ran the saloon at
ail." New York Times.
Forage Crops Improve Soil.
Three states which are noted for tha
production of forage crops not only
have maintained the original fertility
of the soil, but they spend for com
mercial fertilisers less than 1 per cent
of the annual value of their crops,
while those states which pay least at
tention to forage crops have Impover
ished the soil and spend annually for
fertilizers from 6 to 9 per cent of the
total value of their crops.
Language for Busy People.
Several examples of the busy man's
language have lately been overheard.
How Is your wife?" Inquired a man.
"She's Influencing I am afraid." waa
the laconic reply. This economy of
words seems only so far to be applied
to various maladies; but later, no
dojbt, such expressions as "We
theatred last night" and "I tailored
this morning" will become common
enough. Tbo Tatler.
Army Rifle to Be Shortened.
It having been found that the accur
acy of fire of the new army rifle ta
not lessened by shortening Its barrel
from thirty Inches to twenty-four
Inches, the standard arm for Infantry
will be two feet long, and It will super
sede the twenty-two-inch carbine of
Carries Heaviest Insurance.
Until a few days ago John Wana
maker was believed to carry more life
Insurance than any other American,
his amount being $1,000,000. Now he
has been outstripped by his son Rod
man, who, In addition to the million
which lio carried for some time, has
taken out another policy lor an equal
8ees It All Now.
Woman witness In sensational hear.
Ing says of the man in the case her
love for him was Innocent and she
only allowed him to kiss and hug her.
Never before understood the full mean
Ing of the anthem, "Put Me Off at
Buffalo." New York Telegram.
New Names for Lo.
Lo. the noor Indian, havlnr hon
deprived of lands and hunting grounds
and made to cut his hair, must now
rive ud his native cognomen. Aa
ruled by the Indian bureau. Young.
Horse-Afraid of HIs-Oats will become
plain John Smith.
Advance In Agricultural Science.
Tomato plants have recently been
grafted on potato plants, giving a crop
of tomatoes above ground and of po
tatoes below. Potatoes grafted on to
matoes have produced flowers and to
matoes and a few tubers.
Now Antiseptic Toothpicks.
Antiseptic toothpicks, warranted
free of germs, are being supplied by
the large hotels and restaurants In
Jxmdon. It Is proposed shortly to
serve sterilized food In chemically
Many Nationalities Mixed.
In the girls' boarding school at Mon-
astir, in the European Turkey mis
sion, seven nationalities are repre
sented, Bulgarians, Albanians, Greeks,
Gypsies, Roumanians, Germans and
Wanted to Beat Jack Rabbit
An engineer on a Kansas railway
has made a request to be allowed to
run faster than sixty-five miles an
hour, because a jack rabbit has been
making fun of him on his ruu.
Many Missionaries In Australia.
Nearly not) missionaries of the Brit
ish and Foreign Bible society are at
work in Australia and New Zealand.
THE REAL CRANK
Is Plainly Marked.
A crank Is one who stays in beaten
paths when, common sense tells him
The real crank Is one who porslsts
In using coffee because accustomed to
and yet knows It hurts him. It is this
one who always pays the penalty,
while the sensible person who gives
up coffee and takes on Post urn Pood
Coffee in Its place enjoys all the bene
fits of returning health.
A well-known manufacturer's agent
of New York City visited the grocery
department of one of the big New
York stores not long ago and there he
tasted a sample cup of Postum made
the right way. Ho said afterwards:
"Just through the energy of that young
woman who was serving Postum there
I became a convert to the food drink
and gave up the drug drink coffee and
"I had used coffee to excess and was
gradually becoming a complete wreck,
getting weaker and more nervous
every day. I paid the penalty for us
ing coffee and when I tasted the deli
cious Postum I was glad indeed to
make the change.
"So I gave up the coffoe altogether
and have used Postum Instead ever
since. My family at first called me a
crank, but seeing how Postum bene
fited me the first month they all got
Jn line and as a result of Postum's re
markable benefits to me we all drink
It now entirely In place of coffee and
we are well." Name given by Postum
Co, Battle Creek, Mich.
we Farme aa Per Acre Oaeh(
H crop till paid. M CLH ALL. Bloat City, I
Long Strike of Coal Miner.
Coal miners at the Dark Lane col
liery, Mtrfleld, England, have teea oa
atrlke for US weeka.
THE K. C. S. ALfriAttAC FOR 1903.
The Kansas City Southern Railway's
Almanac for 1103 Is now ready tor dis
tribution. Farmers. stock-raisers,
fruit-growers, truck gardeners, manu
facturers, merchants and others seek
Ing a new field of action or a new
home at the very lowost prices, can ob
tain reliable Information concerning
Southwestern Missouri, the Cherokee
and Choctaw Nations In the Indian
Territory, Western Arkansas, Eastern
Texas, Northwestern Louisiana and tha
Coast country, and or the business op
portunities offered therein.
Write for a copy of the K. C. 8. Al
manac and address, 8. U. Warner, O.
P. A., K. C. S. Hy.. Kansas City. Mo.
First English Woman Novelist
The first novel by an English woman
novelist was "The Adventures of tha
Black Woman," by Mrs. Apbra Beba,
ouUlshed in 1684.
Tha Best Results In Starching
ewn be obtained only by Ids; Defiance
starch, beaidea getting 4 or., mure for amine
money no cooking required.
A woman thinks she Is a good talk
er when she Is able to entertain her
self. TtXLOW CtOTnRs) ARB rNSIOIITXT.
Keep them white with Red Croa Hnll Blue.
All grocBra sell large osc. package, 5 cent
If women had the making of the
country's laws they would limit the
number of lodge meetings.
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is taken internally. Price, 75c.
6ome men get out of debt after a
long and painful struggle then
plunge in s-gain.
To Cure a Colli tn One day.
Take Laxative Brouio Quinine Tablets. All
druggiaU refund money it it fails to cure. 250.
There is the greatest difference In
the world between overlooking a fault
and overhearing it.
Do Your Feet Ache and Burn?
Shake Into your shoes, Allen's Foot
Rase, a powder for the feet. It makes
tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Curca
Swollen, Hot, Sweating Feet. Corns
and Bunions. At all Druggists and
Shoe Stores. 2.1c. Sample sent FltER.
Address Allen S. Olmsted. LeHoy, N. 1.
Virtue Is the best policy and hon
esty Is its own reward.
Insist en Getting II
Pome grocers eay they don't keep De
flenre Starch. Thin ia became tbey have
atoi-k on band of other brands containing
only l'Joi. in package, w hich they wool
be able to sail flrat, because Defiance con
tains 1A oc. for the same money.
Do you want 16 oa. instead of 13 os. foi
same money t Then buy Defiance btaxca.
Uequirea do cooking.
world's increase in Wealth.
In tho last decade the Increase la
wealth was one-seventh greater than
tha increase In population,
ALTON RESUME. b roT ST. LOUli
Passengers destined to St Louis
and points east should go via the Kan
sas City gateway, thereby securing
the advantage of the Chicago & Alton's
fast night train, leaving Kansas City
tt 9 p. m.. arrivtnr; in St. Louis at 7:01
a. m. Chair cars free of extra charge.
Compartment sleeping ears. The Al
ton keeps then lilit a'slilning just
ahead oi the rest. Write to L. D.
Cooper, Traveling Passenger Agent
Chicago & Alton Hallway, Kansas City,
Mo., for lowest nitrs.
Floors Made of Rubber.
Floors of rubber, claimed to be aa
durable as asphalt and cheaper, are
being tried in Germany.
Lewis' "Single Hinder "straight fie cigar,
Price to deulun ;t0.IK) per M. They cost
some more tliau other brands, but no mon)
than a good Ac cigar should cost Lewi
Factory, Peoria, 111.
Taxation In Bolivia
Mining enterprises and limited com
panies are now taxed 2 per cent of
tlieir net profits In Bolivia.
should be In every household, none so good,
bexldea 4 oz. more for 10 eenta than any
other brand of cold watur starch.
Has Home on Mount Blanc
M. Joseph Yallot, French scientist
has his home on Mount Blanc, 14,004)
feet above the sea.
The Earth and the Man
hare close relations and "Farming la
the Great Southwest" is a true expo
nent. Write for copy of this and otaei
publications bearing on prospects foi
mouey-making on the line of the M,
K. T. fly. Address, "KATY."
611 Wainwrlght Bldg., St. Louis, Ma
8pan of tile Increasino.
In 18rt. 449 in every million peopl,
died of sheer old age. This proportion
has now increased to 640.
ror not wthr. t ool, tha blood
aud queocbas the taint.
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