Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay.

No. 35, Servian series.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that the official journal of April 1 announces the transfer of several of the officers concerned in the murder of the late King and Queen. Colonel Maschin, brother-in-law of Queen Draga, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, has been appointed chief of the general staff; Colonel Popovitch, who was also prominent in the events of last June, has been removed from the post of aide-de-camp general of the King and has been given command of the Belgrade army division. Many other officers who were given posts about the King by the revolutionary government have been appointed to various regiments and their places filled by persons who were not implicated in the conspiracy.

The result of this measure has been that the chief objection of the powers against renewing diplomatic relations with Servia has been removed, and Russia immediately announced the appointment of M. Goubastoff, at present minister to the Vatican, to succeed M. Tcharykoff as minister at Belgrade. Italy has also informed King Peter that the Italian minister will immediately ask for an official reception, and it is expected that the other countries will soon follow the example of Italy and Russia.

I have, etc.,

Charles S. Wilson.