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k KING AND QUEEN SLAIN!
fcvolution in Servia Rulers, ministers and Members of the Eoyal Family Murdered in the fatace. 'h Monarch His Been Proclaimed. Belgrade, Servia. June 11. A raili Tmj revolution broke out last night. 5b troops, who revolted tinder the tadershipof Major Anpikovics, sur jvxided the palace, assassinated ting Alexander, Queeu Drnga, the Mter's sister, the queen's brother, JUodem; Premier Markovitch, Min ster Petroviteh.MinisterTudorovics, 0aeral Pavlovitch, the ex-minister wJ war, and numbers of the rojal pnard. Prince Karngeorgeviteh was prn r'ahned king. A new government wjs formed and the following pro pagation was issued 1 y the new nun eirr: To the Servian 1'eoj le: Lust night it- king and queen wr. cliot. In &' grave and fateful movement friends of the fatherlund have com Kiied to form n new government. Yhilethe government makes this an onneement to the people it is con raced that the Servian people will f&lher around it and lend it their aid to niaintaiu crJt r and security tfloughout the land. The govern iwiit hereby mnken known that from tovdiiy the constitution of April C, DDI, comes in force. A meeting of mlinal represent a tires, dissolved ry the proclamation of March 24, is Mmmoned to meet at IVlgrade J ur.e 1.". Jovan Avnkumovics, premier. .According to the best available in formation obtainable from the nines ti contradictions, the assassinations were carried out by numbers of the Kith infantry, under the command rt Colonel Mischich and Colonel 'fiat-hin. The latter is a brother in Lw of the late Queen Draga, and is Minister of public works in the new biiiet. The soldiers appear to have Swght their way into the palace, hooting down the tiide d camp on iity, (' )lonel Nau movies, although, jcrording to another version, the ting shot Naumovics because be upened the gate to his assailants, Jlweby creating a suspicion of his ronnivance. Some of the other per sons wc re surprised in their houses, fhuultaneously with the attack on be palace. The bodies of all dead rill be placed in coffins to-day. The iody of King Alexander probably 111 L i : A a. .L 1 nu i'e uuneu at mjb i-wivem ui fcikovza. The other bodies will be in ferred in the local cemetery. Cannon were fired as a signal for toe carnage to begin and the troops nrroundedthe ministerial residences at the same time as they moved on tie palace. After the drama at the palace ofii rrs galloped tbraufrh the streets of the city shouting out the news that lie king aud queen had been killed, Uueen Draga is Bnid to have sus tained numerous wounds. A post mortem examination was held on laa bodies in the palace at 1 1 o'clock . iBis morning. The local papers embellish their irporfs of the tragedy with all sorts ? extraordinary statements. Ac serdihg-to one of them the bodies of lite king' and queen were placed in vferouds and were lowered from a irindow of the palace to the gardens, wfiencer ibey were carried away in a taggnge wagon. The streets were early thronged with people whose actions seemed to oprove the cup d'etat. M. Protics. ihe new miuister of the interior, was badly ehfered as he drove to the .J1U1IDVI J . ' . I m U . .V0f .III. Ul (1 , 7emier,. belongs to the independent libwnWarty. As the morning advanced theex n'tment in the streets grew steadily. Dj spite of the pouring rain, thou juids of people gathered in thevi iaity of the palace. Everywhere ttoopeotall arms were posted and JsW guns were placed in position to aickly deal with any opposition to 3he newly formed government's will. 5be soldiers discarded their cockadfs searing the late King Alexander's nber and substituted for it flowers, jjeen twigs and leaves. Bands of jtnna men paraded the streets, wav ig flags and shooting: Long live larsgeorgevltch. yiags are flying from nearly every Jouse in Belgrade and there is abso ibtelyno display whatever of crepe we other signs of mourning. The yal standard bns been lowered Pm over the palace. Reports from p'aees outside Belgrade indicate that the country accepts the disappear ance of the Obrenovitch dynasty without regret. Bodies sf Kin; and Queen Are Tossed in a Pit. Belgrade, June 12 -The bodies of King Alexander and Queen Draga were buried at 1:30 this morning in a pit at the village of Rakonitza. As a mark of ignominy the bodies of the royal couple's relatives and those of the statesmen murdered at the same time, were placed above them and the earth filled in. WILL ACVEPT THE CROWN. Geneva, Switxerland, June 12 Prince Peter Karageorgeovitch an announced to day that he would ac cept the crown of Servia, offered to him by the revolutionists. He will proceed at once to Belgrade to take up the reins of government. DONT LET PARTISANSHIP HINDER. The Comment of W. J. Bryan on the Postoffice Scandal. Lincolu.NVb., June 11. Mr. Brynn will say in the Commoner to-morrow concerning the postoffice scandal: "The evidence shows unexpected rascality and corruption in the Post otlice department. The evideuce col lected ngainst Miller and Machen is conclusive proof that the interests of the public have been shamefully ueglected by these orticiuls. The of fenses committed by them represent the two popular branches of malfeas ance, first, the acceptance of money for official servk-e, and second, inter est in contracts with the govern ment. Mr. Miller is charged with re ceiving money for official opinions, said opinions being given in behalf of swindling corporations that want ed to use the mails. It will be seen thatsuch conduct is not only a crime against government, but a crime against thousands of citizens, who are taken in by the advertisements sent through the mails. Concerning the case of Mr. Machen, Bryan says: "It is so nearly impossible for a man to deal honestly wifh the gov ernment where he himself is pecuniar ily interested, that the rule against such transactions ought to be uni versully an I rigidly inforced. The same principle that would be violat ed by a judge trying his own case, or by a juror acting in a suit in which he is pecuniarily interested, is violat ed when an official transacts business with a company of which be is a member. "It is a short sighted partisanship that would lead the party in power to hush up such things out of fear of political injury When an adminis tration punishes the offenders, it puts the responsibility where it be longs; when an administration shklds the offenders, it shares , the odium of the individual's crime. If President Roosevelt has the courage that he ought to have, he will allow no friendship or partisanship to stand in the way of a thorough in vestigation and exemplary punish ment." Somebody Stole ,75,ooo. Washington, June 12. A warrant was issued yesterday for the arrest of James A. Watson. Jr.. son of a rich railroad contractor and a clerk in the auditor's office of the District of Columbia, on the charge of em bezzling from $ 00,000 to 175,000 of government funds. The money be longed to property owners who had deposited it as their share of the cost of paving streets, curbing and other public improvements in Washington. atson was engaged in a variety of business occupations, among them being a barber shop, a patent medi cine concern and a newspaper. He was not under any bond, and Audi tor J. T. Petty will be held responsi ble lor the amount unless Watson's parents settle the losses, as it Is be lieved tbey will. Cloudburst at Fentoo, Do. St Louis, Mo., June 5 Reports were received to-day of a cloudburst at Fenton and Valley Park, about twenty miles west of here. The coun try' for miles around was flooded to a depth of six inches for several hours. Loss of crops along the Mer- amac river bottoms is heavy. While the storm was at its height a one and one-half story house came down the Meremac and struck the Fenton bridge, catting it in two. The St Louis plate glass works at Valley Park was damaged by the flood. JETT AND WHITE . FEEL HALTER DRAWN. Positive Proof That These Two Two Men Assassinated J. B. Marcum. EWEN'S TESTIMONY MOST CONVINCING. The Victim's Sister Swears That Jett Told Her That "Hargis Hsae," Induced Him to Commit the Crime. Jackson, Ky., June 11 Curtis Jett and Thomas White, for the first time to day, showed in their drawn features and the nervous shifting of feet and hands as they sat in the courtroom that they felt the draw ing of the halter about their necks for the assassination of J. B. Mar cum. The prosecution has proven thnt White entered the courthouse while Marcum and Emm were standing together, and that as he passed them he gave the signnl for Jett to fire. Ewen testified to seeing WhiN just before and after Marcum was shot, and to seeing Jett just after Marcum was carried out of the courthouse He saw Jett pistol in hand just as Marcum fell. Ewen's testimony cor roborated the statements he bad previously made regarding both prisoners, and be withstood the mot rigid and lengthy cross-examination, though he was pale and nervous His mental condition for the past two years was questioned, and he was asked whether he had uotthreat ened to commit suicide. Ewen denied each allegation. Lwen said he had never told Sheriff Ed Callahan and county judge Hargis what he had seen when A arcum was killed, be cause he feared to. He left them under the impression that he did ni t see Jett and appeared to accept and indorse Hargis' story of the killing. On re-direct examination be said that fear of his own safety prevented him from allowing Callahan and Hargis to know what he had seen. This statement from a deputy sheriff of the county, who has lived a pris oner in his home through fear and been under military guard when awake or asleep for several weeks, produced a visible effect in the court room. Ewen told of making a search of the courtroom shortly af:er the as sassination and finding no one. He had seen the assassin, but dared not say so. Attorney J C. Bache.the next wit ness, testified that he saw White come out of the courthouse as de-' scribed by Ewen and saw Ewen look back when the first shot was fired Attorney John Patrick testified that five minutes before the assas sination he saw Jett and White con versing in front of the courthouse, lie saw Jett go into the courthouse several minutes before the shooting. A moment or so after Marcum fell he saw Jett leave the courthouse by a side door. Later he saw Jett and White walk to the bridge and there saw them talking with Mrs. Marcum and Mrs. Johnson, Marcnm's sister. This testimony was corroborated by Kelly Kash, who occupied the same law office. County attorney W. H. Blanton, testified that he was standing with Sam Taulbee when the shots were fired. He could not see the assassin. William Combs, a wealthy farmer, Hfiid that Jett came out of a sice door of the courthouse soon after the shooting and walked toward the jiiil. Other witnesses had said that Jett had walked in the opposite di rection. Mrs. Johnson swore to the follow ing statement: "As I was returning home shortly after the killing I was overtaken by Jett. She spoke to him and said: "Jett, did yon kill my brother?" He replied: "I did, but Hargis' mon ey made me do it." He said he was going to leave then country. Then Tom White came up audi asked him it he had anything to do with the murder, and he said he was there but did net fire the shot. During most of the testimony county judge Hargis' daughter eat beside Jett and White. A provost marshal is in control of Jackson. On order of CoL Williams who Is injsommand of the troops, provosx guards are to patrol the streets day and night and make ar rests for any infractions of the law, including drunkenness, firing pistols or disorderly conduct of any charac ter. Capt. Longmire, who was ap pointed provost marshal, is also authorized to search any and all persons on the streets whom he has reason to suspect of carrying arms. Instead of sending offenders to a magistrate or county judge Hargis, they will be taken before the grand jury and thus into the jurisdiction of the circuit court. Rockefeller's Scheme. New York, June 12 In his cam paign which Wall street now believes is for possession of the Pennsylvania railroad, John D Rockefeller to day poured out such a Niagara of stocks on the market that the financial world wasswept off its feet and start lingly low quotations were made. Only Pennsylvania and New York Central remained like solid rocks in the midst of the flood, for while ap parently buying Pennsylvania, he is also said to be picking up all the New York Central he can get. A banker close to Rockefeller said that when the smoke cleared away it would be found that a great railroad system had changed hands. He propose, it is surmised, to acquire enough Penn sylvania stock to make an outlet to the Atlantic tor the Missouri Pacific and St. Paul a certainty. It is be lieved that he has planned a great railroad trust, to embrace the St. Paul and the Qould and Harriman iues in the West and the Pennsyl vania and its allies in the East. Highwaymen Were Gallant. Redding, Cal., June 12. A stage traveling between Waverville and Redding was robbed ldte Wednesday night by two masked and heavily armed highwaymen who secured about $400 and some valuable watches from the eight passengers. James Wilson, the stage driver, did not hear the first command of the highwaymen to halt, but a dozen shots and the killing of his two lead ing horses brought him to a stand still. The robbers lined up th passen gers and driver and searched them carefully. Valises were slashed open and two express boxes smashed in bits. The robbers were abusive dur ing the entire proceeding, cursing the driver for not stopping and caution ing him not to repeat the offense when he was next commanded to halt. Most of the men robbed were either commercial travelers from San Francisco or miners. A woman passenger was not mo lested, but on leaving the stage at the command of the bandits she left f 45 under a seat cushion. The rob bers found the money and considera ble more that was similarly conceal ed. - They escaped. X1XETY-DAY CORN. The Sedalii Rnnllat On account of wet weather farmers in many parts of the west have not finished planting corn; in other places their young corn has been washed out and ruined and will have to be planted over. To have any reason able assurance of maturing a crop, quick maturing varieties, known as Ninety-day Corn," must be planted. With the seasons which usually ore- vail throughout most of the corn growing area of the west, such corn if planted by July 10, will have a fair chance to mature at least half a crop. The Ruralist deeply sympathizes with the farmers in their affliction and desires to help them in every possible way. In order to aid them to secure sucr seed corn without de lay we will announce without charge the name and address of every farmer and Beedman willing to furnish relia ble, early maturing seed corn at a reasonable price. Send us your name and address (postoffice and nearest express office,) stating variety, quan tity on hand and price. Do this at once, as planting should be rushed. Marked copies of this article will be mailed to every seedman whose ad dress we can obtain, and we hope that every farmer reading this who can supply the kind of seed corn referred to will kindly co-operate with us. Don't delay. Act at once. Prohibitionists ia Riot. Fort Worth, Texas, June 12. Governor Lanham has ordered state troops, to Hempstead to assist in maintaining order. Prohibition has been voted there and the liquor ele ment refuses to obey the law. One man has been killed as the result and further serious trouble is apprehended. r, Bates County IBUTLER, MO: :0pltll, m m 000,000. Money to loan on real estate, at low rates. Abitraeta of title to all lands and town lots In Bates county. ChoUe seeorttiee always on hand and for sale. Abstraeti of title furnished, titles examined and all kinds of real eitate papers drawn. 1. Ttvaid, Ho. J. B. fiMldaml. iTfAf C quickly destroys malarial germs. j j Gives prompt relief In all forms of MaiQFIcl and malaria. Sure preventive for those Agile ClrC livinS in malarla districts. tCT!' r ON FARM LOANS DUVALL & PERCIVAL, BUTLER, MO. offer inducements in the matter of long time, easy payments, liberal terms and fair treatment. WE WANT TO 2 Clover Cane Millet Reelean Flax i dJl ..... I m vou Always doing business 312 days in a year. WILL G. REED, AMOEET, MO. it.tts-. t? ts t?. tfc tfe tft t& tfe tfe IEEMM SAM WALLS. Opposite Court House. pi g West Side Square, The Boy Wanted Bis Pistol. Carthage, Mo., June 12. Samuel Casement, a farmer living near Lamar, while handling a revolver at his home last night was accidentally shot through the heart and killed. Casement had taken the weapon from a trunk near which he was sitting when his 4 year-old son climbed into his lap to reach the revolver. While releasing it from the shield a cart ridge was exploded. Minister Given Damages. Rev. George T. Smith was awarded 5,000 damages this morning by a jury in Judge Teaedale's division of the circuit court against the Chris tian Standard Publishing company of Cincinnati, 0. Rev. Mr. Smith sued for 180,000, claiming the Standard libeled him in its criticisms of his action in suing the Church Missionary society for breach of contract. Beauty and Strength Are desirable. Ton are strom? and vigorous, when your blood is pure. Many nay, most women, fail to properly digest their food, and so be come pale, sallow, thin and "weak, while the brightness, freshness and beauty of the skin and complexion, depart. Remedy this unpleasant evil, by eating nourishing food, and taking a small dose of Herbine after each meal, to digest what you have eaten. 50c at H. L. Tucker's Drug Store. .... Investment Co, Riwinir, Tte-rmtdMt. J. C. Cl&h, Bm'7. A Ttms. Seed, Rape Seed, Seed, Soy Beans, and Kaffir Corn. Seed for Seeding. Wheat, Corn, Oats and Flax. tfc tfcifc t. tfc tt.tfctfctfitatfc() BUTLER, MO. Missouri Pacific Excursions. St. Louis, Mo. Tickets on sals June 15th and 16th limited for re turn June 22nd. Rate 110.85 round trip. Baltimore, M." D. Tickets on sale July 17 and 18 limited for return; leaving Baltimore July 25th. -Kate one fare plus J2.00 round trip. Sedslia, Mo., State Fair. Tickets on sale Aug. 16 to 21 limited return Aug. 24th. One fare round trip. Second Class Colonist one way tickets to the west and southwest at very low rates. . Tickets on sale June 2 and 16, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 18, Sept. land 15. Detroit, Mich. Tickets on sale July 14 and 15 limited for return July 20. Rate one fare plus 2.0O for round trip. Fourth of July. Rates to points within 200 miles at rate of one fare plus 50 cents lor round trip. Except to points where ose fare and one-third makes lessrate in which case lowest rates will be used. No ticket sold tor less than 50 cents. Dates of sale July 3 and 4 limited July 7. Jefferson City, Mo., Teachers Asso ciation. Tickets on sale June 22 and 23 limited return June 27. Rate one tare plus 50 cents round trip. H. B. Shanks, Agt. OABTOniA. 8 ? BMiatU tTMligdYoiltiallM.trff I