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s1? MAD MULLAH : MENACES ARMY British Forces Are Lost in* Somali* land and May Be Surrounded by Fanatics. No News Has Gome From General Manning or Colonel Cobbe for Three Weeks. War Office Knows Nothing of Their MovementsReinforcements Leave Aden. London, Juno 19.A British army is lost in Somaliland. For three weeks nothing has been heard from General Manning or Colonel Cobbe, both of whom are in command of large forces, and the gravest apprehension is felt for their safe ty. It is not even known whether they have succeeded in joining forces, and in telligence of their movements is long overdue. From Aden come disquieting reports that the British have been surrounded and are in danger of extermination by the followers of the Mad Mullah, if that disaster has not already overtaken them. It is known that a force of 1,400 Aby sinnians has gone to the British relief, hut whether or not they arrived in time, or whether their assistance could avail against the fanatics, is a serious ques tion. The Mad Mullah's forces are well armed and past experience has shown that they are no mean antagonists. A few weeks ago they wiped out a British square, but that disaster was trivial compared to the one that is now feared. War Office Knows Little. In the house of commons yesterday, Secretary Broderick was interrogated on the subject of the Somaliland operations, but could give little information. He said that General Manning had presumably joined forces with Colonel. Cobbe, but ad mitted that the war office really knew nothing about it. General Manning, he said, had not asked for reinforcements, but the government had ordered 2,500 camels from India to Aden, whence they were to be shipped for his use. Unofficial dispatches from Aden state that three companies of British infantry and four companies of Indian infantry will start for Somaliland to-day. Mounted infantry are en route from India, and the force for renewing the campaign will shortly amount to 800 British, 1,200 In dians and 4,000 natives. Meanwhile 400,- 000 of the 500,000 voted for the original expedition has been spent without any apparent result of Importance. The Mullah's Tactics. Striking when he is least expected, elud ing his pursuers with a swiftness that laughs at capture, never risking a battle unless the advantage is all on his side these are the tactics of the Mad Mullah, the B e Wet of the desert. In four years, he has raised a following which numbers tens of thousands. He has administered crushing defeats to British detachments sent out against him, while-lfis foes have' never won more than a partial victory. The Mad Mullah's name is Haji Mu hammed Abdullah. A haji is one who has made the haj or pilgrimage to Mecca, a journey which the Mullah has taken three times. - Muhammed is the name of the prophet, and Abdullah means "servant of God." He was educated to be a mullah, or priest. At one time he was friendly to the British, but his hatred of Christians was aroused to a fanatical extent by find ing some French missionaries in Somali land trying to.bring up children in the Catholic" faith. He commenced preaching In Aden, where he attracted a great deal of attention among the faithful. A little s later his actions were reported to the British government, and he was ordered to leave. He retired to Somaliland, to the inland desert known as the Haud. Once safe in this arid waste, he proclaimed a jehad, or holy war, against the Christians, and started a series of raids on the neighbor ing territoriesAbyssinia, British and Italian Somaliland. The Mullah is a typical eastern dema gogue, fierce and fanatical. Discontent against Christian interference with their religion and the aggression of European nations are the texts upon which this des ert Demosthenes arouses his fierce hordes to action. * - The Mullah's Personality. He is in the prime of life, tall and spare, and his face, with its African molding, shows strength, ferocity and virility. He wears a small goatee: In spite of his low birth he has found it possible to rise on account of hie power as an orator. Sin cere in the belief that he is semi-divine in character, he has played upon the super stition of his followers until they look upon him as the earthly representative of the prophet. He has worked what seemed to his fol lowers to be miracles. One night a British warship off the Somali coast was playing her searchlight upon the land. As the Mullah's adherents beheld the gleam of the new star they appealed to their leader to explain the phenomenon. The Mullah had seen searchlights in Aden. "It is the eye of Allah searching for me, the new Mahomet," he said. At this moment the weird rays flooded the camp of the raiders. The blacks fell On their faces, crying to the Mullah: "Thou are truly the Elect, the Chosen, the Master. W e place ourselves entirely at the disposition of thy will." JORY REPORTS A DISAGREEMENT Case Against Curtiss Jett and Thom as White Results in a Mistrial. Intimidation Held Responsible for the Jury's Failure to Agree "Upon a Verdict. Judge Redwine Announces the Case Will Be Sent to Cynthiana for Retrial. Jackson, Ky., June 19.The jury in the Jett-White case reported to Judge Red wine at 9 o'clock this morning that it was impossible to agree upon a verdict and was discharged. This result has been expected, as the country hereabouts, where the jurors re side, is completely terrorized. The evidence against Jett and White was con clusive, and the failure of the jury to agree can be explained only under the theory of intimidation. The burning of B. J. Ewen's hotel, recently, strongly af fected certain jurors, who feared for their lives, the safety of their famililes and the security of their property should a verdict of guilty be returned. The crime for which Jett and White were tried was the cold-blooded and unprovoked murder of J. B. Marcum, an attorney. After the jury had been discharged. Judge Redwine announced that the case would be transferred to Cynthiana for re trial. Here, it is hoped, justice can be se cured. Demonstration Suppressed. The scone after the announcement was in no wise exciting. Some started to clap hands but were stopped by the court. The guards took immediate possession of the prisoners and they were closely guarded back to jail. People gathered around the court house in knots discuss ing the case but there was no disturb ance nor outward sign of trouble. Jett and White are to be watched closely to prevent any sort of communication. It is feared there will be an attempt made to either rescue the prisoners or to dispose o fthem but this is.practically impossible on account of the guards. Major Allen has the situation well in hand. Attorney Byrd, after a consulta tion, at 10 o'clock made a motion for a change of venue. Judge Redwine refused' to hear arguments, but of his own ac cord changed the venue to Cynthiana, Harrison county, at the next term of court. Cynthiana is not in Judge Red wine's district. He surprised the specta tors by at once ordering the prisoners sent to Lexington. They left Jaokson at 2 o'clock and will be placed in Lexington jail for safe keeping at 7 o'clock to-hight. At 8 o'clock this morning the jury filed into the court room and Foreman Millard said: '"Your honor, we find there is no chance of coming to an agreement." Judge Redwine replied: "I will have to i " keep you together,, gentlemen, until Saturday night unless you get a verdict sooner. There is no reason why a ver dict should not be reached Jh this case." Juror Millard said: "One man has as much right to his opinion as another and he may stick to it." It was believed from this that there was only one man in the way of a verdict and it was thought that only one juror was then for conviction. The question of punishment had not been considered at all. Later the jury again reported it was unable to agree and was discharged. The dominant faction evidently ex pected acquittal this morning but there was at least one juror who would not so report. a* 1, Map of Somaliland, wheVe General Manning and Colonel Cobbe, It Is feared, are Surrounded by the Mad Mullah's forces and In danger of extermination. \Ai**A&L*-> SENSATIONS TO BE CUT OPT President Roosevelt Has Adopted a New Polioy Respecting the Postoffice Scandal. The Work of Postmaster General Payne Is Strongly Indorsed by the Executive. Abner McKinley Is Questioned, but There Is Nothing to In volve Him. From Th Journal Bureau, Boom 46, Port Build ing, Washington, Washington, June 19.President Roose velt has decided there is to be no more publicity regarding the postoffice investi gation of the sort which has been made since the investigation was started. Gen eral Bristow is to continue his work and from time to time, as conditions may warrant, arrests will be made and dis missals ordered, but the sensational fea tures of the investigation are to be eliminated so far as possible. If there Is to be further probing into the Ewen Will Hide, Lexington, June 19.Captain Ewen, on hearing what the judge had done, said he intended to remain here till Monday night and address the mass meeting. Then he will leave for parts unknown or apply for board at the Lexington jafl where he can be safe. He said he was afraid he would be assassinated by Jack son men even here and recalled the case of Hurst, assassinated here under similar circumstanes. He went to Colonel Breck inridge for advice and will act largely on his suggestions. As Ewen is the only eye witness against Jett and White who will testify, it is feared that he will be disposed of before new trials at Cynthiana. He was warned from Jackson to-day. Colonel Roger Williams, in command of the state troops at Jackson, is of the opinion that it will do no good to keep state troops at Jackson longer to protect lives or property. It has been demon strated pretty well that the militia, no matter how vigilant, cannot prevent a s sassination or arson', under existing condi tions. Tom Baker, while in camp with troops, was shot from the sheriff's house at Man chester and the assassin escaped before the troops could surround the building "The soldiers could not protect him unless we kept him covered up. He stood out in front of his tent against our warning and was shot. W e had watched Ewen's house at Jackson constantly, even when he was in hiding up the Lexington & Eastern railroad. He thought it best to withdraw the guard and come to the camp and then his house was burned. When the feudists desire to burn or kili in Jackson, all the troops in the state canont prevent it. We. of course, can possibly deter It in a manner by taking away to a degree the protection afforded assassins and incendiaries." MiNiiiiuiiiinnmiiiimiMiiNiniiiimiiinin~*""*****""'""" MfimwIMIWHWtWWIHmilWIWWtM rascalities of previous administrations, it will be without any outcry in the newspapers. The president himself has assumed direction of the investigation with the postmaster general as his chief adviser. No guilty officer will be per mittee to escape, whether appointed by him or by his predecessors, and as fast as developments are reached, they will be submitted to him, and he will decide what shall go to the public. This will stop the endless chatter an dgos3ip which has characterized the investigation, and close the mouths of certain postoffice offi cials who have been furnishing the press with material. The postoffice situation is bad enough without exaggeration and sensation. The president does not want the country to form his judgment from these, but from a survey of the facts as the investiga tion discloses them. It is well known that the president regrets that any answer was, made'to the Tulloch charges, not because these charges were unfounded, but be cause they describe a condition which has passed and cannot now be reached. N o practical benefit, he thinks, has or can come from the Tulloch exposures. What he wants is to know whether the rascality is still rampant in the postoffice department and the investigation is be ing focused on that point. What was done several years ago cannot now be remedied. The officials who were re sponsible are now out of the government's employ. The president indorses the investigation of the Tulloch charges, of course, for this was necessary in order that he might approach present conditions intelligently but he regrets that it was necessary to make the result of that investigation public. Nothing has been gained by it. In taking personal charge of the inves tigation, the president strongly indorses the work of Postmaster General Payne and announces his purpose of continuing that work to a finality, with Mr. Payne's assistance. .....'..- The Beavers' Case. 0S Payment to George W. Beavers, late chief of the salaries and allowance divis ion of the postoffice department, of his salary as assistant superintendent of the division and also a per dief. compensa tion as inspector back in 1898, appears to have been legal altho such payment has been characterized as "bad administra- tion." Statements have been made that such an account was passed by Auditor Henry A. Castle, the imputation apparently be ing that he acquiesced in the crookedness in the postoffice department and ap proved the accounts contrary to law. Investigation to-day, however, shows that, in passing the Beavers account. Cap tain Castle had, the backing of the su preme court of the United States. That court, in 1887, in a decision relating to two salaries paid, a man acting as a. ma chinist in the navy and on the fish com mission, declared that prohibition against the payment of two. salaries dia not apply to an official holding two distinct offices, and that payment of both was legal || Why Acount W as Passed. ~ '_ It was learned also that at the time other postal employes were being paid in the same way. SAt that time there were many claims of flatter carriers for over time pay pending, and certain employes were designated as special agents to in vestigate' and they were allowed $4 for expenses, payment being made from the department of justice funds. In view of the decision of the supreme court ten years before and no new law having been passed, the accounting offi cer of the treasury department was forced'to pass the accounut. There is a law on the statute books, however, pro hibiting a government employe from drawing $2,500 a year in one position and holding any other office. Beavers' regular compensation at that time was $2,500 a year, but this additional allowance was only-for, expenses in con nection with the investigation and could not be for the same salary, and therefore it was passed. This all began during-the democratic administration and continued under the regime of- Perry as first assistant post master general. 'When attention was calle dto this apparent overstepping of the law, the point being raised by a high ac counting officer not Captain Castle, it stopped immediately. W. W. Jermane. THE CASH REGISTER DEAL Federal Grand Jury Begins Investigation S In Brooklyn. New York, June 19.The federal grand jury in Brooklyn to-day commenced an inquiry into the sale of cash registers to the United States government for use in postbff ices. Those subpoenaed were Post off ce Inspectors James Oldfield and Prank E. Little,' Winfleld Scott Strawan, a for mer agent* for the Brandt Cash Register THE POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK I concern Edward J. Brandt and Robert Dent of the Brandt company. Abner McKInely Questioned. Sensational reports from Pittsburg that a detective had been sent .to Somerset, Pa., on some mission to Abner McKinley in connection with postoffice scandal, says a Washington despatch to the Herald, would not be discussed by prominent of ficials engaged in the investigation. It was not denied, however, that an inspect or from the postoffice department had been sent to Mr. McKinely to make inquir ies for the purpose of obtaining testi mony in the general investigation. While it was admitted that Mr. McKinley's name might be drawn into the investigation it was distinctly stated that up to the pres ent time there had been no developments sufficient to send a detective or any other official from Washington to watch Mr. McKinley or summon him to testify be fore the grand jury. BIGBAIEIAR The Collapse of the Western Passen ger Association Is Predicted in Chicago. \.'.'.' ~ Chicago, June 19.The general opinion among western railroad men is that the Western Passenger association with all its bureaus Is on the verge of collapse. Its downfall is likely to be accompanied by a widespread rate war.. Indications pointed in this direction for some time, but the result of yesterday's meeting of the executive committe of the association has made dissolution almost inevitable. and of the Chicago twin city lines has _ brought the end considerably nearer and J districts* lis thirty "days back" of "an "ordinary FOUR TRAIN MEN KILLED Trains on the Illinois Central Col lide Head-on Near Ray- fe mond, Iowa.. v||^:J|S^ . Waterloo, Iowa, June 19.A passenger train on the Illinois Central, which left Omaha at ^:50 last night, collided head on with a freight train just west of Ray mond, Iowa, at 2:40 this morning. Both engineers and firemen were killed, a mail agent seriously injured and three passengers slightly hurt. It took four hours to clear the track of the wreckage. The dead are: SPRING WHEAT m THREATENED The Dry Weather in North Dakota Causes Grain Men to Watoh Crops Closely. The Fall of Rain for First Half of June Much Below Average. M All eyes are on the crops. Interest in all the grain and milling centers is being di rected countryward, and reports of cereal growth or deterioration are being scanned with great interest. Several unfavorable features have appeared within a short time. While the promise, considering the country as a whole, was in the beginning more favorable than .ever before, things do not look so bright now. The "setback" is serious" enough to lower the promise of the harvest. How' serious this is must yet be determined. The weather during the coming two weeks will mean everything, as crops in many localities are now on the danger line. The latest adverse development Is dry weather in portions of- the north western spring wheat area. No irrepar able damage has been done, but rain must fall within a week or ten days if the northwest is to have a good wheat crop. For the first sixteen days of June the * WM ** M "*"""****"***"**~*-'r- T .-----,, WWWWWMMMtWttMMMtW *- rainfall at Williston, Bismarck, Huron, Moorhead, Minneapolis, Duluth, La Crosse and North Platte averages .35 inches. The average June precipitation at these eighth points for fifteen years has been 3.95 inches. A fifteen year average for the first sixteen days of June-would show 2.02 inches or a little more than, half the total for the month, as the rainfall in the early part of.June is usually heaviest. With .35 inches against 2.02, these eight' points are therefore lacking 1.67 inches of the normal moisture to this time. Summary of Conditions. Briefly summarized the crops "of the country stand about as follows: Winder WheatA big crop, possibly the largest ever raised, is almost secured. Harvest ing is tinder way in Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, portions of Kansas and the Ohio val ley and in Illinois, Indiana and other forward states. Over half the total crop is still in a delicate stage. Dry weather from now on to facilitate harvesting is the great desideratum. Spring wheatAn acreage slightly under last year, but a condition very high except in the territory west of the Bed river valley, and south af the Canadian*line, where it is too dry. Other districts also report- dry weather, but nothing very' serious. The situation warrants attention but no apprehension as yet. Good rains within a week will bring full relief. RyeAbout an average area- and condition. Some winter rye was hailed out early along the river farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but not enough-to affect the result as a whole. Barley(An average promise or slightly better. The plant doing well in general and bad reports not numerous. FlaxAn acreage' in the northwest now con ceded to be about 15 per cent under last year. A plant condition almost perfect. An excellent promise on the whole. OatsBackward the country over, with much improvement recently, but a production equal to last year's big yield is now thought to be unlikely. CornThe distinctly bad feature of the general crop situation. Great Improvement has recently been made, much reseedlng done and early dam age largely repaired, but the crop over a large area i^s two weeks late and in the most backward year, as regards plant development North Dakota Situation. Grain men has heretofore hesitated to accept the reports from North Dakota as indicating anything serious, but are now carefully watching the districts around Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and neigh boring points. Charles E. Lewis is covering the terri tory where the cpmplaints come from, and this morning wired his house from Grand forks as follows: There has been nothing more than a sprinkle in North Dakota during the past twenty-four hours, and up to 9 o'clock this morning I can bear of no good rain. It is partly cloudy now (10:30) at Fargo and may rain, bat west and.south of here it looks like clearing again. Grain Men Will Visit Fields. -- If no good rain falls to-day or to-night several local grain men will prepare to cover the district personally, and should Saturday be a dry day a greater number will likely go up over Sunday, so that next week should start with the local grain trade pretty well informed as to whether there is really any- damage or whether the nervousness is premature. Meanwhile a good soaking rain such as the farmers r J. R. GRIFFIN, engineer.- .'/*,*?, ' '-r'*^ F. H. STONEMAN, engineer. jik\i$J'''.j-, D. Jt BRANTZ. fireman. -.-",-.-a J-W..V. J. B. MILLS, fireman. . Mr. Groom, a postal clerk, was seriously Injured and was brought to a hospital at Waterloo. * I The three passengers Injured were able to continue their Journey* .4ft: fe are praying for would settle the ques tion. 20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.* HARDEE , DPSPERAJDO , TRAPPID IND Fierce Battle in the Bad Lands Between Es-f caped Convicts and a Montana Sheriff's Posse. Hill, One of the Pursuers, Dies of Wounds Inflicted by the Bandits-^ When the News Reached Glasgow, a Mob Quickly Gathered, Over-^ powered the Guard at the Jail and Hanged Brown, One of Har- dee's Companions, Who Escaped With Him Several Days Ago, but Was Recaptured. Speoial to The Journal. , Glasgow, fc Mont., June 19.William Hardee, the condemned murderer who, with three, other prisoners, escaped from the city jail In this city two weeks ago after killing one guard and beating almost u death two -ttrs, was shot and killed late Monday afternoon In the Bad lands, seventy-five miles from this city after a desperate battle with the posse under Sheriff Cosner. Charles R. Hill, one of the posse, re ceived wounds from which he died in a short time. Fred McKinney, Hardee's outlaw companion, succeeded In escaping, but his capture is believed to be certain When the news reached this city last night a mob was quickly formed. The guard at the Jail was overpowered and Jack Brown, one of Hardee's companions, who was recaptured, was taken from his cell and hanged from a window in the county courthouse How Five Have Died. Five men are dead as the result of a quarrel originating among horse thieves and the end is not yet. This quarrel which had such sanguinary re sults found its origin in a dispute over twenty-five cents loaned by William B. Hardee to his alleged partner in crime, Henry Snearly. In September, 1901, near the little town of Culbertson, Valley county, Hardee called upon Snearly and peremptorily de manded the return of the money. After a wordy war Hardee left the scene and re turning shortly afterward, fired upon Snearly, killing him instantly. After a long chase, Hardee was caught, convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to be hanged. H e appealed to the supreme court for a new trial, whieh however, the court declined to grant. On the day the court declined to grant him a new trial Hardee effected his escape from the Glasgdw jail and only after a long chase was he recaptured. His recapture was due to the faot that he had become exhausted for lack of morphine, of which he is jan inveterate user. H e was resentenced to- be hanged June 6, and John Brown, an intimate friend of Hardee, was convicted of assisting Har dee to escape from, jail and sentenced lor six months. On June 6, Hardee, Brown and two other inmates of the jafl nahied Mcklriney and Hill perpetrated a daring Jail delivery during which Jack Pierce, the death watch over Hardee, was killed and the partic ulars of which are still fresh in the pub lic mind. Desperadoes Fired First. Hardee was (Shot and killed by a posse that had been on his trail for ten. days. The officers had trailed Hardee and Mc Kinney up the Missouri river for a dis tance of sixty miles and there found that the fugitives had crossed the river in a boat. The posse followed, caught the trail and went on for twelve miles. ^i SERVIAN GOV'T IS BANKRUPT There Is No Money in the Treas ury and No Way of Pro curing Any. Czar of Russia Resumes Diplomatic Relations With the Provis ional Goverment. Status of the Regicides Under the New King Excites Comment in Belgrade. Belgrade, 'Servia, June 19.The follow ing notification was gazetted to-day: "The Russian minister here has in formed the minister of foreign affairs that he will enter into relations with the Ser vian government to-day, as the czar had been pleased to recognize Prince Peter Karageorgevitch as king of Servia." As Foreign Minister Kalievich officially visited the Russian legation to-day formal relations appear to have been already re sumed. The streets of Belgrade are beginning to wear a gay aspect. They are decorated with flags, and Venetian masts have been erected from the palace to the railroad station. - Position of Regicides. The position of the regicides under the new -king Is freely discussed and it is generally expected that they will be pro moted and pensioned and then gradually removed. Any slight to them, however, would be hotly resented by the army, which is master of the situation. The newspaper correspondents who came here from Sofia have been recalled. They say there are indications of serious trouble in Bulgaria. The recall of the Correspondents leads those who are inti mately conversant with the Balkan situa tion to expect a recrudescence of the re volt in Macedonia. They believe It pos sible that the revolutionary committee have proclaimed the autonomy of Mace donia and say it ijfefluite possible Bulgaria will openly ta.vomm. aid such a line of action. Mmr' The best infgplaed people here regard the whole BattjPpn situation as being most serious, and tiiey think that unless the powers act quickly and decisively, there is danger of a great conflagration. The provisional government has offered the diplomatic corps places at the rail way station on the occasion of the re ception of King Peter, also expressing the desire that they appear in uniform. The diplomats have not repllled, pending the receipt of instructions from their re spective^governments. - ' - - , Shortage of Funds, v ' .. V The provisional government is short of funds and has been unable thus far to raise money in consequence of its posi tion not being legalized. The government found the treasury practically empty and has no means ot obtaining money, the banks having re fused to float even a small loan. An in stallment of the recent French loan was I due June 1$ but the French, offioial who *- Just at sundown Monday evening they were in the brush trying to locate the men when a shot rang out and Hill fell dead. The bullet struck him in the right eye. Hardee and McKinney were concealed in the brush near by and a fusilade from the officers forced one man to dash out for better cover. The posse again opened fire, but nothing could be seen of the men. Loomis, who had been to camp for lunch, heard the shooting and was hurrying up to join his comrades, when McKinney, who had hidden behind a hill, fired at him and barely missed him. The officers got under cover and pre pared to attack, but as the country is covered with heavy brush, offering ex ceptional advantages to hunted men, and as it was dark, the posse decided to take no further steps until daylight. The officers were not aware that Hardee had been killed until Thursday morning, when his body was found. He had been shot thru the lungs and from the nature of his wound must have died almost instant ly. There are several bullet holes in his hat and clothing. A part of the posse returned last night and Sheriff Cosner started out an once for the scene. It is thought that McKinney will cer tainly be caught, as every avenue of es cape is now guarded. Hill, the victim of Hardee's bullet, was a single man and owned a ranch on Snow creek near the place where he died. He was a schoolmate of Hardee at Buffalo, Wyo., and once in that state was a mem ber of a posse that was after Hardee. - Just before he was shot he was relating Incidents that occurred while he and Hardee were schoolmates. The death of Hill makes two victims of the worthless criminal, Hardee, who in the, end succeeded in cheating the gal- , lows. . ''- Lynching -of Brown. iAt Glasgow a-mob of infuriated people who had learnefl. of the death of Hardee and the slayirig of Hill while the latter was in the discharge of his duty, went to the county jail, where they overpowered the guard and dragged from the building Jack Brown, whcr had been recaptured. Without any ceremony the determined men procured a rope, which was fitted to Brown's neck and he was launched into eternity from a window in the courthouse. The movement was so quietly planned that nothing whatever was known of it by the people of Glasgow until the lynch ing was over. Little Is known of Brown. His escape with Hardee on the 6th was his second jail delivery. When he was captured. and returned he was fearful that summary vengeance was to be meted out to him, and he told the officers he thought the people of Glasgow wanted his blood. arrived with the cash refused to hand it over until the status of the government was properly defined. The expenses of the deputation whloh has gone to Geneva were met with diffi culty. Leaflets are being sold on the streets to-day containing articles of a po litical crisis at Constantinople and the abl dlcation of the sultan. The source of the reports Is not given and well informed circles discredit them, but they have cre ated much excitement in Belgrade. z*xM SHOT Hardee Shot Thru Lungs. - 'f12| A Liberal Constitution. London, June 19.The newspapers of Semlin, Slavonia, say that the new Ser vian constitution will probably be the most liberal of any kingdom. Every offense of the late King Alexander against the state is recounted in a prohibitive olause. The most striking article provides that the new king cannot pardon any offenders. All modifications in the constiution have been communicated to King Peter, who has approved them. There is much speculation concerning the punishment of the regicides. The for eign diplomats hold that, according to the constitution the king must prosecute them. Colonel Mischits, one of the lead ing conspirators, says he does not care if he is court-martialed, for if he should be condemned, he would die in the serv ice of his country. The other conspira tors are not so Indifferent, and if the king stands by the oath to the constitu tion there will be trouble. British Minister to Leave. * London, June 19.In the house of lords to-day, Foreign Minister Lansdowne an nounced that the British minister $o Ser via had been instruoted to withdraw from Belgrade for some time after the arrival of King Peter, and in the meanwhile to do nothing which could be construed as a recognition of the new government. Lord 'Lansdowne expressed indignation at the crimes at Belgrade, and said he , thought it was not desirable that Sir George Bonham, the British minister should be in that city when the new re gime was inaugurated. The foreign mini ister added that no proposal had bee* received for concerted action towards Ser via by the powers, but the British govj ernment had no intention of maintaining, ordinary relations with the persons con cerned in the massacre. The government, he added, yielded to none in abhorrence of the deeds which had lately disgraced the capital of Servia, and that feeling had not been diminished by later intelligences which reached the foreign office. - RESTRICTIONS REMOVED $, Russian Grants Certain Concessions to Her Jewish Subjects. * '&$ New York Sun Special Service. Chicago, June 19.-American sentiment in favor of the persecuted Russian Jews has had its effect and .news has been re-s ceived here that the Czar - Nicholas has modified the stern restrictions against the race and that Jews hereafter will be permitted to live In villages as well as in the ghettos of the large cities, where they have hitherto been confined, and will be allowed to live within fifty miles of the frontier. This action was taken after a deputation of fifty prominent Hebrews had visited the ministry, where 'they set forth the pitiful condition of their com patriots. Attention was called to the storm of pro test In America and the sympathy of the civilized world expressed thru the press and thru mass meetings and re lief fund i 'i v.. I .- i \\ '% i :