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testimony All in for the Jett and
White Case and Arguments
Are Begun.
Tear Expressed That the Jury Will
Not Dare Return a Verdict
of Guilty.
B. J. Ewen, Witness for the State,
Compelled to Flee for His
Jackson. Ky., June 17.With the tes
timony closed and arguments of counsel
proceeding to-day, there is a general be
lief that no decisive result will be reached
in the present trial' of Curtis Jett and
Thomas White for the murder of Mar cum.
Altho the jurors are not residents of
Breathitt county, the most sanguine pre
dict nothing more than a disagreement of
the jury, and others" anticipate acquittal.
"Under these conditions the reign of terror
Part of Ewen's family have gone to
^Lexington and others are arranging to
become refugees from their homes. Fol
lowing the action of the grand jury yes-
Governor of Kansas Issues a Call for
a Special Session, June
J_ 24th.
Topeka, Kan., June 17.Governor Bai
ley to-day issued the following proclama
tion, calling together the legislature in
special session:
''Whereas, the recent floods have, in ad
dition to the destruction of vast amounts
of property, swept away numerous bridges
the immediate rebuilding of which is im
perative, but for which no adequate law
exists, thereby bringing about an extraor
dinary occasion within the meaning of the
constitution authorizing a special session
of the legislature
"Now, I, therefore, W. J. Bailey, gov
ernor of the state of Kansas, by virtue of
the authority vested in me by the con
stitution, do hereby convene the legis
lature of the state of Kansas in special
session at the capltol in the city of Topeka
on Wednesday, June 24th, at 2 o'clock, for
the purpose of enabling counties and other
municipalities to . rebuild , necessary
bridges." *'
Number Greatly Exaggerated Be-
[ ^ - cause of Confusion.
f-Heppner, Ore., June 17.Confusion has
T been so great here that no accurate esti -
! mate of the number of lives lost by the
, flood could be made and it is believed that
all estimates sent out heretofore have
, 1 been too high.
* , Last night 130 bodies had been recov-
* ered and it Is believed that the total num
f ber of dead will not exceed 200.
Special Interests Involved Must
Work Hard in Behalf of
Canadian Keciprocity.
Heretofore Such Interests Have Re
mained Apathetio and Treaties
Have Been Defeated.
Only Action on the Part of Business
Men Can Bridge the
From The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Post Build
ing, Washington.
Washington, June 17.With the de
parture from Washington of Eugene G.
Hay of Minneapolis, a number of definite
statements may be made with regard to
the outlook for Canadian reciprocity and
the reassembly of the joint high commis
sion. Mr. Hay was here for almost a
week as the representative of the Minne
sota branch of the National Reciprocity
League, and had extensive interviews
with the president, Secretary Hay and
other officials who are in touch with the
reciprocity situation.
It may be said that both the president
and Secretary Hay are heartily in favor
of reciprocity in general, and especially
of reciprocity with Canada, because they
consider that a reciprocity convention
with that country will present fewer com
plications and objectionable features than
would come to the front in the arranging
of a treaty with any other country. At
the same time, however, both of these
high officials are skeptical regarding the
probability of the senate ratifying any
reciprocity treaty, even one with Canada.
If the president could have%his way, the
Kasson treaties, which for years have
been pigeon-holed in the senate commit
tee on foreign relations, would be ratified
immediately on the convening of the sen
ate next fall, and he would have the joint
high commission meet this summer and
prepare a treaty with Canada to present
to the senate before the holidays. But
the opposition of special interests in the
senate is so powerful that reciprocity
there is probably doomed to failure, unless
radical changes of sentiment can be se
cured. That there is to be suoh a change
there is little promise, hence the pessim
istic view of the president and of Secre
tary Hay over the outlook.
terday in releasing those held for arson,
and the alleged attempt last night to kill
those who testified in the arson cases,
there is increased anxiety as to what may
happen to other witnesses in the murder
cases after the. trial closes.
* Ewen Flees.
'? It has been decided that Mr. Ewen
would not be safe here, even in camp with
the soldiers, as sharpshooters might, pick
him out sometime when he was not in
the tent. Accordingly, he took the 6
o'clock train this morning, boarding it at
a point across the river, which he reached
toy way of the foot bridgo on the Pan
Handle. A guard of soldiers accompanied
him and saw him safely aboard the train.
The camp is located on the river bank
and he did not have to expose himself to
the part of the town controlled by the
dominant faction. He sent several of his
children away yesterday to relatives and
friends at different places and secured a
place for his wife and younger children
here until he can make other arrange
For the first time in eight months Polioe
Judge Cardwell tried an offender this mor
ning. Cardwell is a Cardwell-Cockrell
partlzan like the late J. B. Marcum. Up
to the time the militia took possession of
the town he had been a prisoner in his
own house, having received threats of as
sassination. The men brought before him
by the militia were Lee Gay and Lewis
Johnson, known as henchmen from Perry
county, of the dominant faction. They
were charged with assaulting Gray Had
dicks, who had been a witness before the
. grand jury against Crawford and Tharpe,
charged with having set Are to Ewen's
hotel. Judge Cardwell fined Gay $9 and
costs and Johnson $25 and gave him ten
days in jail for carrying concealed wea
When court convened this morning,
Judge H. F. French, the lawyer of the
French faction of the French-Eversole
feud, and who is the leading attorney for
the defense of Jett and White, began the
opening argument for the defense before
Judge Hedwine. He declared that County
Judge Blanton. who had said that Wit
ness Crawford had been arrested, had lied.
Judge 'Blanton sprang to his feet and ap
proached Judge French, but Elizor Jones
threw himself between the men and Judge
Jtedwine finally secured quiet in the court
room. Judge Redwine then threatened to
send Judge Blanton to jail for contempt
of court, and admonished Judge French
to be more temperate in his language.
What Laurler May Do.
It is feared in Washington that Sir
Wilfrid Laurer before agreeine to the re
convening of the joint high commission,
may ask the president or Secretary Hay
to give Canada some assurances that a
treaty, if made by the commission, will be
ratified by the American senate. Such as
surances, of course, could not be given,
and if insisted upon as a condition pre
cedent to the reassembling of the "high
joints," there will be no reassembling of
that body.
Canada may, however, be willing to*
have the commission, meet, truttagtffe
future to bring the American senate into
line, but that does not seem to be quite
her attitude at present. Right at this
point, it will thus be seen, lies the chief
obstacle In the way of a meeting of the
commission. This is the Canadian reci
procity situation in a few words. It bears
out fully the report which Mr. Hay re
cently made to the Minnesota branch of
the National Reciprocity league regarding
the probabilities of the case, and shows
him as having made a very perfect fore
cast of the situation which did not develop
until some time after his report had gone
to the public.
Special Interest Fight.
Attention is called to the fact that no
reciprocity treaty yet made by this coun
try has had the aggressive support of
the special interests that would be favor
ably affected by it. The special interests
which would be unfavorably affected have
always rallied their supporters, and thru
their representatives in the senate, have
stood in the way of ratification. If the
special Interests that would be favored
by a treaty with Canada were to organize
and come to Washington in a determined
manner and make a hard fight here
against the special interests that would
oppose the treaty, a situation would de
velop which might lead to ratification.
Such a contest has never been made, and
the chances are that the manufacturers
and others who are in favor of a Cana
dian treaty, will be the first to make it.
The state department frankly admits
that such a contest would put reciprocity
on much firmer footing in the senate than
it has yet occupied.
Meanwhile negotiations between Sir
Wilfrid Laurier and Senator Fairbanks
continue, and it will be known about the
middle of July what the Canadians will
say to our formal Request for a reassem
bling of the joint high commission. If
they do not Insist upon assurance of rati
fication from the United States, the coiri
mission will probably meet, and that will
mean that a treaty will be prepared. That
treaty, of course, would encounter bitter
oposition in the senate from New Eng
land, and' perhaps other sections of coun
try, and then would be the time for those
to be benefited to organize and come to
Washington prepared to make a hot fight.
W. W. Jermane.
Edward Sends Message to Sir Thom
as Lipton on His Departure
for America.
.London, June 17.There was a large
gathering of people at the Easton railroad
to-day to bid good-by to Sir Thomas
Lipton, who started for Liverpool to take
a steamer for New York. The crowd
cheered him heartily, while Sir Thomas
waved his farewell. On the same train
was J. P. Morgan, who also was cheered.
King Edward telegraphed to Sir Thom
as Lipton as follows:
"As you are just about leaving for
America, let me wish you a prosperous
journey and all possible good luck for the
great race in August. (Signed)
''Edward R, and I."
Senator Beveridge Not a Candidate
for the Vive Presidency.,
New York Sun Speoial Service.,
Chicago, June 17."Senator Beveridge
would not take the nomination for the
vice presidency if it were offered to him.
He does not want it."
Such is the view of the situation held
by John C. New of Indianapolis, for years
prominently associated with the repub
lican organization In Indiana. Mr. New
is at the Auditorium. Of Senator Fair
banks he said:
'Senator Fairbanks is not a presiden
tial possibility. He would receive no sup
port in his own state."
Secretary Boot Calls a Halt Upon
Proposed Legislation in the
Scheme Provided for the Creation of
a Monopoly Under Govern
ment Espionage.
Washington, June 17.Secretary Root
has issued an order designed to call a halt
upon the proposed opium monopoly in the
Philippines and the placing of the opium
traffic under government espionage. The
order' directs that no further steps be
taken in the matter until the plan shall
have had "the careful consideration" of
the authorities in Washington. Philip
pine officials have been so informed by
Washington and the opium bill, which
had passed its second reading, will remain
in its present condition until the' secretary
of war reaches a conclusion.
A copy of the bill has been received at
the war department. It prohibits the
sale to and use of opium by all persons
except Chinese. Sales are to be controlled
by a concessionaire, who may acquire the
right to sell opium in the islands by bid
ding for the privilege every three years.
There is a provision for licenses and con
trol of the traffic.
When the facts in regard to this scheme
to create and foster a monopoly in the
opium trade in the new possessions of the
United States were published, protests
began to pour in on Secretary Root from
every quarter, and the action of to-day,
which is believed to have been dictated
by President Roosevelt, was the result.
In all probability the plan to grant a
monopoly of the opium trade in the Phil
ippines will not be heard of again.
Daughter of Mayor Collins of Hamil
ton, N. D., Elopes With a
Young Fanner.
Special to The Journal.
Hamilton, N. D., June 17.With her
graduation flowers still fragrant aUd still
wearing the gown in which she.received
her diploma from the Hamilton high
school, Mabel Collins, daughter of Mayor
Collins and one of the most popular young
ladies in this city, is the wife of Eph
Armstrong, a young farmer near here,
who stole her away Sunday morning, and
altho both young folks knew the Wrath
of the girl's parents would be fierce, tihey
hurried to Cavalier and were married.
Now the bride is imprisoned at the home
of the bridegroom's father, fearful of the
vengeance of her infuriated father. The
girl's mother is sick in bed as a result
of her daughter's hasty marriage.
It is alleged the yonng man who planned
the elopement slept the night before the
wedding in an old barn here. The young
people say they were driven.to despera
tion by the act of her father, who, it
is said, caught them together Saturday
evening after the graduation exercises,
and, unable to control himself, struck
both Armstrong and his daughter, a bad
black eye resulting in each instance.
Has Three Mayors and Five Elee-
' tions Within a Space of Five
-' "if-.* - '.. Weeks '- --' ~ - ]
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Osborne, Ohio, June 17.Thru the res
ignation of O. J. Butt, mayor of Osborne,
this place will have its third mayor withr
in a period of five weeks.
It has also had three presidents of the
city council and five elections in that
The people of Osborne have been so
busy holding elections lately that they
have no time to attend to their private
1 '-" '"''t|"V" ' ' , "- . - ~
Scheme Afoot for Virtual Consolida
tion of the N. P., Milwaukee
and Erie Railroads.
First the Present- Merger Will Be
Dissolved, the G. N. Taking
- Over the Burlington.
If Carried Gut This Plan Will Pro
vide an Integral Inter-Ocean
' 4 Eonte.
Speoial to The Journal.^ '
New York, June 17.The suwender by
the Northern Pacific company of its half
interest in the Burlington railroad to the
Great Northern is part of the program
of the Harriman faction, which is plan
ning a dissolution of the Northern Se
curities company as now constituted. This
is to be followed by a close alliance be
tween the Northern Pacific and the Mil
waukee road, amounting to a common
ownership of the two systems.
The Northern Pacific, Milwaukee and
the Great Northern-Burlington systems
are then to take the Erie over in common,
just as the Burlington is now held, and
make that road their common outlet from
Chicago to the Atlantic.
It is said that Hill and Morgan agree to
the main features of this plan, but object
to having them carried out until the court
has finally pronounced the p*resent merger
illegal. The Northern Securities company,
as a company, being legal, and orders of
the court being directed-at Its ownership
of the Northern Pacific and Great North
ern roads, and not at its corporate life, it
will not be necessary to dissolve if "its
promoters have any use for its charter.
The Harriman bankers, being positive of
their present control of enough of the
stock that may be issued for the North
ern Pacific to secure them control of that
road, are understood to be willing to com
promise and leave the Northern Securities
company In existence, if Hill and Mor
gan will release the original Northern
Pacific stock to them.
Bede's Duluth Friend Will Succeed
Garfield on the Civil Service
From The Journal Bureau, Koom $5, Post Build
ing, 'Washington.
Washington, June 17.Henry F. Green
of Duluth, Minn., has been appointed civil
service commissioner to succeed Mr. Gar
The appointment of Green is a victory
for Representative Bede, who first sug
gested his name to the president. Green
secured the backing of President Woodrow
Wilson of Princeton university and other
gentlemen who have the president's confi
dence and his own record as an ardent
civil service man did the rest. The ap
pointment was announced early this morn
ing and Green will be sworn in as soon as
he can arrange to come to Washington. It
will be necessary for him to make his
home in this city as long as he holds his
new office..- , ' '"-
,, W. W. Jermane.
Dukhobor Leader Is Buying Binders
* and Threshing Machines.^ f c
Speoial to The Journal.
"Winnipeg,-Man., June 17.Peter Vere
gin, the Dukhobor leader, arrived in the
city yesterday to purchase fifty - binders
and two threshers for the Swan River and
Yorkton community. He will also buy
several horses and well bred milch cat-
tlG LIlCl SllGGP*
Veregin is still young looking and
dressea like an ordinary, well-to-do Cana
dian farmer. He came to Canada at an
opportune time, as his influence with the
Dukhobora Is remarkable,
i "
Induced by Glittering Promises to
Go to Mexico and Were Then
One of Them Escapes and Returns
to the Unitetd States After
Nine Years.
New York Sun Special Service.
El Paso, Texas, June 17.Sam Cla
borne, an Alabama negro, who was taken
in by the police here as a vagrant, told
a story in court which, if true, throws a
sensational light upon the condition of the
negroes taken to Mexico 'for colonization
Claborne declares that he was taken
to Mexico by "Father" Ellis, a negro
agent, under the impression that he was
going- to join a community in which all
the members lived on the co-operative
plan, the proceeds of their joint work
being devoted to the upbuilding of the
He says he arrived at Mapimi and at
once was ordered to work on a cotton
plantation, the owner being a white man.
There he learned that slavery In its worst
form existed in the vicinity, and members
of the so-called co-operative community
were human chattels, bought and sold,
and compelled to do the hardest kind of
labor without remuneration.
Claborne says he made preparations, to
gether with about fifty others, to leave
the place and make their way back to
the" United States, but over nine years
passed before the plan could be carried
Caught Napping Over His Personal
Property and Must Pay on
New York Sun Speoial Service.
New York, June 17.Russell Sage has
been caught napping in the matter of per
sonal taxes, and as a result will be obliged
now to pay taxes on an assessment of
$2,000,000 instead of $600,000, as he here
tofore has done. The aged financier, it
seems, thought he had until July 1 to se
cure alterations in his assessment, where
as the time expired May 1. He allowed
the matter to run along, and when. he
sought, the latter part of the month, to
secure a change in his assessment, he
could not do so, the personal tax books
having been closed, and his assessment
of $2,000,000 must stand.
World's Fair Commissioners Indulge
in Fracas in Office of Colo- ,',
, _ rado's Governor.
New York Sun Special Service.
iM* &*
SS&&U. . Mi
Denver^ Col., June 17.A personal en
counter in the governor's private office
resulted in the following casualties:
O'Donhell, T. J., world's fair commis
sioner and prominent democratic attor
ney, kicked in the legs and the side.
Peabody, James H., governor, hand
scratched and leg bruised by several
Stevens, I. N., world's fair commissioner
and proprietor of the Pueblo Chieftain,
struck on the side of the head.
The encounter started over an investi
gation of the accounts of Commissioner
In Chief Thatcher. -
.O'Donnell struck the first blow but when
the scrap was over Stevens had .clearly
won on points. '.-'....
O'Donnell claims to have knocked out
Stevens with the left swing he landed on
his head, but it was the governor's aotion
in pushing Mr. .Stevens into a chair that
made It look as if the blow had its desired
effect. However, Stevens was only
slightly hurt, while O'Donnell's anatomy
is extremely sore at the point of contact,
with Stevens' foot. Both were counted
, out finally by the governor.
Fully 150,000 Memhers of Building
Trades in New York Are Out
of Work. - - -
No Building Is Being Done and Em
ployers Are Determined to En
force Their Demands.
Strike of Chicago Waiters Nears Its
CloseNew York Coffinmak
ers Walk Out.
New York, June 17.Ten thousand em
ployes of the George A. Fuller Construc
tion company were thrown out of work
to-day by order of the company, thus
making the lockout in the building trades
While not a member of the employers'
association, the Fuller company took, this
sympathetic action on the same grounds
maintained by the association.
To-day the 159,000'laboring men who
are idle because they are members of the
building trades unions, have been served
with an ultimatum of the combined con
tracting constructors to the effect that
they will have to remain idle as long as
the individual unions refuse to sign the
plan or agreement of arbitration and con
ciliation proposed by the employers' as
Settlement In Sight.
Chicago, June 17.The settlement of
the hotel and restaurant strike appears
to-day to hinge upon technicalities. The
exact construction to be put upon _ the
term "union recognition" is the stumbling
block to a speedy adjustment. The joint
board of the strikers' unions is inclined
to hold out for an agreement to employ
union men and women only, while the
hotel and restaurant owners declar* they
can do not better than promise not to
The joint board in conference early to
day was unable to agree upon the accept
ance of the employers' terms and decided
to submit the matter to President Gomp
ers. The resumption of business by the
large downtown restaurants precipitated
several incipient fights, the pickets gen
erally selecting women for their victims.
On the whole, however, regular service
With almost a full complement of help in
the kitchens and dining-rooms was ef
fected by all of the strike-bound estab
lishments. -
President Gompers is said to have de
clared that the strike must not go on in
the face of the fair offers made by the
hotel and restaurant owners. He is not in
favor of continuing the fight for the ex
clusive employment of unionists, holding
that the union idea is strong enough to
main and promote the-growth of the un
ions even tho some .employers attempt
to break the "no discrimination" clause
which. the .employers' association is will
ing to incorporate into an agreement.. The
steam power council, eoipr4slng engin
eers,, firemen and -elevator,men, and the
^eatnSters, advise the" Joint j&oard, to meet
the employers in conference and not to
continue the strike, a day longer than is
necessary. -..-:-' -'*''''
Cobbe and Manning Surrounded in
Somaliland and Men Are on
Half Rations.
New York Sun Speoial Service.
London, June 17.A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Aden says that reports
received there confirm the statements that
Colonel Cobbe, commanding A column of
the British expeditionary force against the
Mad Mullah of Somaliland, is in a some
what serious predicament at Gallady. His
force is on half rations.
General Manning, the commander of the
expedition, is also surrounded and is un
able to asisst Colonel Cobbe.
German Elections Disclose Heavy
Socialist Gains and Correspond
ing Radical Losses.
Berlin, June 17.The socialists' victory found that some of its members had been
at the reichstag elections yesterday was adverse to King Peter. These sought the
largely at the expense of the two radical opportunity to become reconciled to him
parties who acted with the social- at the expense of the country. Now that
ists in the last reichstag on tariff and
military affairs. Hence, on these ques
tions, the new house is not distinctly dif
ferent from the old one.
Official returns from 330 constituencies
are: socialists 63, center party 60, conser
vatives 21, free conservatives 4 national
liberals', Poles 5, other factions 12.
Total of members elected, 161.
Second, elections are required in 169
The failure of Bither of the radical
parties to get a single seat does not mean
that they will not get a number of mem
bers at the second elections, "as then
their= candidates will be supported by all
the anti-socialist parties.
The socialists' gains, according to their
figures, are twenty-five seats, compared
with the first ballotings of 1898. From
ninety-eight second ballotings then they
elected twenty-four members.
The socialists now claim fifty-seven
members elected and say they expeot to
reach eighty, thru the re-ballots.
And Is Shown Thru the Apartments
Where King Alexander Met 7 yj
His Death.
King Peter Exchanges Telegrams
With the Sovereigns of Vari
ous European Powers.
Belgrade Is Quiet and the People
. Apparently Are Paying No At
tention to Politics.
Big Labor Parade. -#
Phladelphia, June 17.Probably the
greatest labor demonstration ever wit
nessed in this city took place to-day when
thousands of striking, textile workers
marched from Independence hall to the
city hall, where a mass meeting.was held.
The feature of the parade was the army
of children who are employed in the tex
tile mills. Bach youthful parader carried
a small American flag.
Coffin makers Strike.
New York, June 17.Because of the
refusal of their employers to grant their
demands for a 9%-hour work day and a
3-hour work on Saturday, coffjnmakers
have gone on strike in several of the lead
ing factories in this city.
Trolley Operators Quit.
Richmond, Va June 17.The long-ex
pected strike of trolley car men for higher
wages was begun at 3 a. m.. It ties up
the system in Richmond, Manchester and
Petersburg. The company expects to
have men here by to-morrow to take out
the cars. There has been no disorder.
Belgrade, June 17.The correspondent
of the Associated Press to-day was al
lowed to inspect the palace in which King
Alexander and Queen Draga were mur
dered. The bedroom, which is furnished
in Empire style, remains in the same
condition as when the king and queen
fled from it on the approach of the as
sassins. French novels lie on the king's
table and the queen's toilet articles, per
fumes . and cosmetics cover her dressing
table. The costly silk draperies are full
of bullet holes, the conspirators having
shot wildly in all directions thru and un
der the bed, chairs and tables, in their
efforts to reach their victims.
A simple wardrobe room, leading di
rectly from the bedroom, was the scene
of the final act in the drama. The apart
ment is loftly but scarcely seven feet
wide, and - fifteen feet long,and is fur
nished only with three great wardrobes.
The officers who attended the corre
spondent showed the latter the blood
stained floor at one end of the room,
where the king and'queen fell and the
broken Venetian window thru which the
bodies were thrown to the. floor below.
Cannon Were In Place.
A secret stairway leads from this floor
to rooms in the southern end of the pal
ace. By this stairway the hapless' couple
might have attempted to escape, but they
were unable to do so because the stairway
was covered by a heavy chest. Escape
in any event would have been impossible,
as the soldiers who had surrounded the
palace were so determined to kill the king
and queen that they had even placed can
non in front of the palace and were pre
pared to destroy the building in the event
of failing to find their prey.
Each of the three rooms between the
vestibule and the bed chamber showed
marks of the tragedy. Mirrors were shat
tered, pictures were shot thru, furniture
was broken, there were bullet holes in the
door and in the oil portraits of the king,
which were in every room, and most of the
latter were otherwise mutilated. But lit
tle effort had been made to renovate the
Rooms Simply Furnished.
The royal ap&rtments were simply and
tastefully furnished, chiefly, in oriental
style and presented a homelike appear
ance. The interior of the palace might
have been ,jfoat, of a country house be
longing to a, prosperous American. The
house of the adjutant, Lasar Petrovich, .
which was the first attacked, is even a *
greater wreck4ha the royal apartments.
The entrance was completely destroyed by -
dynamite. The adjutant then escaped
unhurt, but he was killed later in the
vestibule of the palace. A large blood
stain marks the spot where he died.
It was in a bare, whitewashed room of
the commandant's quarters, adjoining, the
palace, that Queen Draga's two brothers
were shot while sitting on wooden chairs,
which bear marks of the bullets. TKe "
proceeding's in the palace to-day showed
the same absolute callousness which has
characterized the actions and demeanor
of everybody in Belgrade since the trag
New King of Servla Will Have Less Au
thorlty Than American President.
Belgrade, June 17.The position of King
Peter I. promises to be little more than
that of a royal captive the real govern
ment- will be a military dictatorship un
der the leaders of the revolution, Colonel
Maschin and Colonel Mitsohitch. The new
king is" almost without personal adherents
and the ruling spirits of the army would
no doubt just as readily murder him as
they ii his predecessor should he op
pose their aims.
At the present moment the country is
under military, rule, and altho no prefacts
in the country districts have been re
moved, each is accompanied by am army
officer wherever he goes, even to the tel
ephone. This policy has led to one good
resultnot a single case of disorder has
been reported.
d Threatened an Editor.
Forcible arguments jwere found neces
sary to suppress the radical aspirations
for a republic. The foremost advocate of
a republican form of government was -
1,/jubomir Schickovics, editor of the Bel- \
grade Odjek. Finding him impervious to "
arguments, the conspirators invited him
to a dinner at the officers' club last Satur- J
day. In the course of the dinner his host *
told him that unless he agreed to support' ^
Prince Karageorgevitch there would be -f
one head less in Belgrade that night. M.
Schivkovics yielded to the force of this
reasoning and accepted the situation. He
is now minister of justice in the new
The deliberations of the senate and
skupshtina were materially hastened by
the attendance of Colonel Mitsohitch. He '-
took no* part in the proceedings, but his -*
presence was significant. Premier Avaku
movics declared that it was useless to talk \
of a republic, as neither Russia nor Aus
tria would permit it. He further argued
that the proposed constitution would give
King Peter far less power%than that en- ,
joyed by the president the United ''
States. C
^ Delegation Loses Interest. ',-
In spite of the semi-official statements
that the delegation of the national assem
bly chosen to offer the cown to tbe new
king, had already started, it is still here. *
The government declares that the number"*"
of its members, twenty-four, would entail
too great traveling expenses. The real
reason of the delay is that the government/
the ministry has cut off their traveling ex
penses their desire to make the journey **
will- be greatly diminished, and the dele
gation will probably consist of a dozen
members at most.
Inquiries in official circles elicit the as
surance that the people are delighted with
the action of the government, but conver
sations overheard in public places indi
cate that the people, especially those llv-j
lng outside the capital, know little and'
care less about national politics.
No further progress has been made In
the revision of the constitution. Many of
the better class aver that the present]
ministry is inclined to conservative Ideas]
and desires to protract deliberations on'
the modification of the constitution until
the arrival of King Peter, thus giving:
the new sovereign free hand. This isi ~
partly confirmed by the report of a com
mittee of the chamber appointed to revise'
the constitution, which had been instruct
ed to produce an entirely new one, based , -
on the constiution of 1888. The more lib-'
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