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Hot Springs weekly star. (Hot Springs, S.D.) 1892-1917, February 21, 1908, Image 3

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Jl?"") (Attempt Made in Streets of Lisbon
to Wipe Out Dynasty by Mur
dering Reigning Family.
HABSH RULE SAID TO BE CAUSE.
Whole Populace Arotksed by Brutal
Bepression, and Capital of Little
Nation la in Turmoil.
REGICIDE8 8LAIN BY GUARD8.
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Mother Tknm Herself In Front of
Heir Throne, Trying to SkteM
His Body from Ballet*.
Klllg Carlos of Portugal" and the
Crown Prince Luiz Philippe were shot
to death in Lisbon Saturday, as'they
sat in the royal carriage, by a band
of revolutionists. His majesty, accom
panied by Queen Amelia, Crown Prince
Luiz and Prince Manuel, wefre return
ing from the Villa Vicosa, where they
bad been, temporarily residing, when a
company of men leaped from behind a
barrier, and, leveling carbines at the
royal family, fired. The move was so
sudden that none of the king's guards
could prevent the assassination. Imme
diately after the regicides had fired,
however, the police returned with a
volley and killed three of them.
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Bullets from several pieces pierced
the body of bis majesty and of Crown
Prince Luiz, and they fell from their
aeats. Prince Manuel, the younger son,
was given a flesh wound, but Queen
Abulia-escaped without a hurt The
Queen seemed to understand the danger
t'& of .&»- Mt^tlon imM than her con
^V«wt «r chlidnm.. As tbe assassins
yi|v. raised their guns' her majesty stood
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Titer* *ere many evldencea that tlw
plot to kill Portugal's tnonjurch had
beeh planned totbe minutest detall.C
King Carlos had" been warned of bis
danger arid an extra strong escort was
In attendance. The fact that tbe
assassins easily outwitted- this com-
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pany gave rise to rumors of treachery,
but uo substantiation is obtainable.
King Carlos within twelve hours re
ceived information that Premier Fran
co was to be killed by tbe revolutionists
and that he would be disposed of at
tbe same time. The idea was, so the
king was told, to overthrow the mon
archy. The people were weary of op
pression were confident that the reign
ing dynasty was behind Franco in all
his repressive measures, and therefore
were ready to create a new power.
Tbe king's assassination brings into
peculiar prominence tbe head of a pow-
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erful family which formerly reigned in
Portugal—the house of Braganza. Dom
Miguel Braganza is the present head of
the family, and the understanding is he
will make a strong bid upon popular
sentiment to succeed tbe dead Carlos.
Populace In Terror.
The news of the assassination swept
through the city like fire through dry
grass and half the populace became
panic-stricken, not knowing where the
next blow might fall. There is the
greatest dread for the future of the
country, which seems on the verge of
being plunged into tbe throes of a rev
olution, with all the attendant horrors
and bloodsred. Throughout the city,
consternation reigned.
At "the first bltfsb it would seem aB
though the assassination was the work
of anarchists and not of republican
sympathizers. Nevertheless, the stir
ring events of the last few weeks have
prepared tbe people for some startling
culmination. The discovery of pJot
after plot, as well as the discovery of
many secret stores of weapons and am
munition, have demonstrated beyond
peradventure the existence of a deter
mination on the part of a large body
of the Portuguese to overthrow the
present conditions and proclaim a re
public.
Queen Maria Pla, the mother of King
Carlos the Duke of Oporto, his broth
er a number of ministers and court
ofllclals hastened at once to the ar
seual when^tbe news reached them of
the attack unon the roval famllv
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Klng.Edward ..the Martyr* of Eng
Wn. Maijch 18, 979
King Edwara il. or England Sept. 27, 1
King Edward Il.of England.. *....
-... •. .... •.... •. Sept. 27, 1827
King -James I. of Scotland.Feb. 21, 1487
King Edward V. of England July, 1488
King James II. Of Scotland...
June 11, 1488
Prince William of Orange. July 10, 1584
King Henry II. of France. .Aug. 2, 1580
Feodor I., last of the House of
Runk, which bad governed Russia.
for 700 years. .1588
King Henry IV. of France.May 14,1610
George Villiere, Duke of Bucking
ham Aug. 23, 1628
Peter III. of Russia, dethroned and
murdered succeeded by Catharine,
his wife ...1762
Ivan IV. of Russia, murdered in
prison 1764
King Gustavus III. of Sweden.....
March 16, 1792
Marat, by Charlotte Corday.July 13, 1798
Czar Paul of Russia.... March 24, 1801
Abraham Lincoln, President of the
United States ...April 14, 1865
Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Turkey......
.June 4, 1876
Alexander II. of Russia. .March 13, 1881
James A. Garfield, President of the
United States July 2, 1881
Sadi Carnot, President of France..
Jane 24, 1894
Stainhouioff, Premier of Bulgaria*..
....June 15, 1805
Elizabeth, Empress of Austria...
Sept. 10, 1898
King Humbert of Italy July 29,1900
William McKinley, President of the
United States Sept. 8, 1901
King Alexander and Queen Draga of
Servia June 10k 1908
Grand Duke Sergius of Russia 1908
King and Crown Prince of Portugal,
.' Feb. 1,1908
In Lisbon Sunday Prince Manuel was
proclaimed king of Portugal, succeed
ing his father, Carlos, who, with the
clown'prince, Luiz Philippe, was shot
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down in the streets. The king's proc
lamation, signed by himself as Dom
Manuel II., and countersigned by all
the ministers, was read from the bal
cony, but beyond this there was no
public ceremony.
Although in his proclamation the
king declared he would support Prime
Minister Franco and his policy, he was
persuaded later to accept the resign&>
tlon of tbe entire ministry. This was
done in return for the promise of the
progressive and regenerationist parties
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MORSE IN FINANCIAL STRAITS.
Former Great Financier's Property
of All Kinds Is Attached.
Charles W. Morse, organizer of the
Ice combine and of the Consolidated
Steamship Company, and a few months
ago regarded as one of the greatest
financiers in America, recently disap
peared from New York, llis creditors
attached all his property in that city.
Including his residence at 72S Fifth ave
nue, in a suit l'or $243,321 begun by
Charles A. Ilnnna, national bank exam-
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CBOWN PBINCE PHILIPPE.
to support the government and bury
their differences with Premier Franco
If coalition cabinet were appointed.
The Harvester Trust Fined.
Judge Dana, at Topeka, Kan., Jan. 18,
assessed a fine «f fl2,000 against tbe In
ternational Harvester Company, which
the court had foufcd guilty on forty-three
counts of violating the State anti-trust
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lner, as receiver of the National Bank
of North America, which Morse con
trolled. In the papers on which the at
tachment was granted it was stated
that Morse had left for Europe.
Morse has had a meteoric career. I-Ie
organized, consolidated and floated one
enterprise after another. At one time
be controlled banks, trust companies,
insurance companies, steamship compa
nies and other corporations of aggre
gate resources valued at more than
$300,000,000. Morse's fortune several
years ago was estimated at $20,000,000.
Three months ago lie displayed quanti
ties of securities and claimed to be
worth $11,000,000.
The next day after the formal an
nouncement of Gov. Hughes that he
would not object to a unanimous expres
sion of the Republican party in. New
York favorable to his nomination for the
presidency Secretary of War Taft made
public his letter to Chairman Parsons of
the New York county committee, in which
he said that friends of his shorfld not
attempt to divide in his interest the dele
gation from any State which has a can
didate of its own.
Secretary Dover of the Republican Na
tional Committee, who submitted to a
committee of three lawyers the question
of the legality of the proposed primaries
in Ohio for the choice of delegates to the
national convention from congressional
districts, as advocated by the Taft follow
ers, now. reports their decision as being
unfavorable to that plan. While the
opinion is not binding on either the com
mittee or the convention, it is taken by
the Forakerites to be a victory for them.
That there is no possibility of a war
with Japan and that the sailing of the
fleet to the Pacific is not a threat to any
nation were the opinions expressed by
Secretary Taft at the banquet of the
Ohio Society at Philadelphia. But he
added that it was sometimes helpful to
have it understood that you can back up
what you say. The influence of the navy
in, the Orient could not but be of great
benefit.
Fire destroyed the Dominion Coal Com
pany's store at Dominion, N. S. Loss
«75,ooa
mms.
THE FAKE FOIXOWB THE FLEET.
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Breathitt County, Kentucky, Terror
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QUARREL BEFORE TRAGEDY.
Long and Deadly, Struggle of Twt
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Factions of Mountaineers
Recalled.
Former County .Tudse James Hargis,
notorious Kentucky tend leader, prac
tical dictator of Breathitt county, and
accused of complicity in many murders,
was shot and instantly killed in 'his
general store at Jackson by his son,
Beach Ilargis. The son fired five shots
rapid succession, four of which took
effect in his father's body.
The exact cause of the quarrel which
resulted Judge Hargis' death is un
known. It is supposed, however, that
the killing was the result of an old
grudge between father and son, which
had been inflamed of late by the young
man's dissolute habits. The two men
are said to have had an altercation
several nights before, during which the
father was compelled to resort to vio
lence to restrain his son.
Beach, who is reported to have been
drinking heavily of late, entered his
father's general store in the middle of
the afternot#!. Judge Hargis was stand
ing behind the counter in the rear of
the place, and several customers were
grouped in the front. Youug Hargis,
who was apparently under the influence
of liquor at the tjfcie, walked toward
his father, who is said to have remon
strated with him. A quarrel started,
which attracted the attention of th«
customers. Young Hargis then joined
his tatlier behind the counter, and af
ter a few moments' conversation drew
a revolver and fired three shots
at
point blank range.
"Mercy! Mercy! You've killed me,"
appealed the elder man as he lay on
the floor. Young I-Iargis' answer wai
to fire two more bullets into 'his par
ent's prostrate-body.
A panic ensued, during which thl
store was emptied and Town Marsha]
Goran Smith notified. Smith, with
Grover Blanton, placed young Hargii
under arrest after a despecate struggle,
during which he raved like a madman.
He was removed to the county jail,
fighting every inch of the way with hit
captors.
Indian Veterans Protest.
It is reported from Johannesburg
Transvaal, that 116 Indian ex-soldiera
who acted as hospital bearers and tht
like during the Boer war have sent a
petition to the Earl of Elgin, England's
secretary of state for the colonies, pro
testing against the gross insult to them
in the identification measures adopted by
the Transvaal government, which they de
clare infringe upon their religion. The
pc-tition further says that if the imperial
government is unable to protect them
they will pray the king to order that they
be sh"t on one of the South African bat
tlefieios on which they served. The of
fensive regulation referred to was one
compelling natives of India to furnish fin.
ger prints and other means of identifica
tion as a condition of remaining in the
colony. Several prominent Indian natives
have been sentenced to two and three
months' imprisonment for refusing to
comply with the requirements of the law.
Woman Suffrage In France.
The growth of the sentiment for woman
suffrage in France is shown by the fact
that a resolution to lie presented to the
chamber favoring votes for women baa
reecived 50,000 signatures. When the
number reaches 100,000 tbe petition is to
be presented by the National Council
Women.
The Los Angeles limited on the Saa
Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake rail*
road was wrecked at Fettly Station, Gal
Five passengers were injured
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WORK OF
CONGRESS
Senator Piles o* Washington Monda •:.,-v
delivered an eloquent appeal in favor of
an appropriation by Congress of $700,
000 for a ^o,-eminent exhibit at the Alas-'
ka-Yukon-i'ar.'ific exposition, to bo held in
Seattle next year. The day in the Sen
ate wns chiefly devoted to a considera-.
ticn.of bills on the calendar, several of
•vnicli were pnssed. Three of the giants
of the House had their innings Monilay.
Technically the Indian-appropriation bill
was under discussion, but legislation was,
relegated to the background while na
tional politics occupied the stage, lie
fore the political question cropped out
the House, with next to the largest at-.
tendance of the session present, with but
one dissenting voice, passed a generalv
widows' pension hi', granting a flat pen
sion of $12 a mo.'iTli to the widows of all
honorably discharged soldiers of the Uni
ted Stater who have not heretofore re-'
ceived the benefits of the pension lruv
nnd ai? increase of $4 a month for those
who l-.nve under the act of June 27. 18!)0.-. •,
Th# Dill involves the expenditure of more
thin $12,000,000 annually.
The Senate Tuesday passed the urgent',
deficiency lull, carrying an appropriation
of over $24,000,000. The large deficiency
appropriation for the navy brought out
considerable discussion on the subieot of
executive departments making expendi
tures not provided for in appropriations..
Deficiency appropriations for the l'anaaia.
canal gave rise to Democratic criticism.£:*s\f
of the publication ot a paper by tha^(Bt|:
Canal Commission at Panama, and inci
dentally Senator Teller declared that h«
believed the lock canal at Panama would
some day be declared a failure, and that
a sea level canal would take its place.
The Senate devoted two hours to consiti
erntion of the criminal code bill.
President Koosevelt's recent message
to Congress on the relations of capital
and labor and of corporations and (ho
public again was the theme of discussion
in the House of Representatives. So
great was the demand for time that gen-. i:
eral debate on the Indian appropriation -i,
bill, which is the pending business, was
extended for four hours. Interest in the vj
proceedings centered in a speech by John
Sharp Williams, the minority leader, whfe,
while lauding the President for sQine of
his sentiments, expressed the bcliet that
others were dangerous. Mr. Williams
spoke for nearly two hours. His re
marks on the financial question prompted
a lengthy discussion of that subject by
Mcllill, of Connecticut, in which he op
posed the Aldrich financial bill. Other
speakers were Messrs. Bonygne, of Colo
rado, Nye, of Minnesota, and Macon, of
Arkansas, the latter urging the passage
of his bill prohibiting dealings in futures
in agricultural products.
Senator lieveridge of Indiana delivereo
an appeal to the Senate Wednesday to
adopt his bill providing for a nonpartisan
tariff commission, a plan which lie de
clared conformed to modern and business i'
ideas on this subject. Several Demo
cratic Senators spoke briefly on the gen
eral subject of the tariff. Tariff revis
ion and '.lie President's recent special
message to Congress again were the. main
topics of discussion in the House. As
has been the case for nearly a week, the
Indian appropriation bill ostensibly was
before the House, hut no word was spo
ken in regard to it. A long speech by
Sereno Taync of New York, the major
it.v leader, was considered important be
cause of his assurances that a tariff re
vision plank would be incorporated in the
Republican national platform of this
year, lie credited Mr. Bryan with going
about the coin try accusing President
Roosevelt of grand or petit larceny in
purloining his ideas. Other speakers were
Messrs Thomas of North Carolina. Cox
of Indiana. Tlardy of Texas and Nelson
of Wisconsin.
A financial speech by Senator Culber
son of Texas and the passage of a bill
providing for a government exhibit at the
Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition were the
chief features of interest in the proceed
ings of the Senate Thursday. Mr. Cul
berson gave the results of his analysis of.
the recent report of the Secretary of the
Treasury on the Panama canal bond is
sue, in order to substantiate his conten
tion that national banks of New York
were unduly favored in the disposition of
public funds, and that the Secretary had
violated the law by issuing these bonds.
The Senate adjourned until Monday. Con
sideration of the Indian appropriation bill
was resumed in the House. A bitter fight
was waged on the proposition to abolish
non-reservation schools. Mr. Clayton of
Alabama spoke on the President's mes
sage and held up the Republicans as be
ing divided into two factions—"the reac
tionaries and the White House cuckoos."
The message, he charged, was an indict
ment against the Republican party for
its dereliction and incompetency.
The Senate was not in session Friday.
The session of the House was devoted al
most entirely to consideration of the om
nibus war claims bill, wfnch was passed
after considerable discussion. It carries
a total .appropriation of $31.",000. Mr.
Macon of Arkansas in the course of the
debate defended the Senate against what
he said were aspersions cast upon that
body by Mr. Payne of New York, when i'
he predicted that the Senate would load
the bill down with a number of unmerito
rious claims. A number of private claims
hills also were passed, and the House ad
ourned until Monday.
BRIEF NEWS ITEMS.'
Dr. Henry Gibbons, Jr., dean of the
Cooper Medical College, was badly injur
ed in a street car accident in San Fran
cisco.
Latest information indicates that more
than a score of persons were killed in the
cyclone that swept the region tbout Ha
zelhurst. Miss., Friday.
Five persons were burned to death an£
others seriously injured by the burning of
a
three-story rooming bouse at 1116 Wy-
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