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1895 put in book - SUNNY SAMOA Sequel to Selling of duns and...
SUNNY SAMOA Sequel to Selling of duns and Ammunition lo Rebels. Apia, Samoa, Feb. 2, via San Francisco, Francisco, March 14.—The big German mercantile mercantile firm of Frings it Co., which wast brought into unpleasant notoriety through importing and selling rifles and ammunition to the rebels, has been forced forced into insolvency. A receiver and trustees trustees have been appointed. Largo numbers numbers of local tradesmen are affected by this bankruptcy. King Malietoa and his government have prepared articles of impeachment against Herr Schmidt, president of tho council, and have sent "to throe treaty powers praying for his recall. The rebel party are at present congregated in Aana, but there has been no recent outbreak. A scandalous rumor was recently started here implicating the late Robert l.ouis Stevenson and his family iii the importing importing of guns and ammunition for the rebels. rebels. The captain and agent of the United States schooner Equator were also implicated. implicated. The author of the scandal bas been arrested and awaits trial. Herr Schmidt-Loda, until recently German consul at Yokohama, has been sent here to succeed Burmann, Germany's former consul. Considerable excitement has boon aroused aroused here by Consul Burmann's action in prosecuting several loyal Sainoans who, learning that certain Germans had imported imported a large quantity ot arms and ammunition ammunition wnich were'about to be turned OTOT to the rebels, assisted the governor of the province in taking possession of contraband articles in behalf of the government government to which they were confiscated in accordance with the Berlin treaty. These Samoana wore seized, put on board tbe German warship and afterwards in prison. They are now being tried. In a recent municipal election hero the American and English elements were arravo-i against the German, the officers being about equally divided between the two factions. An epidemic of dengue fever, which caused many deaths, is dying cut. AN EXILE'S W AIL

Clipped from Los Angeles Herald15 Mar 1895, FriPage 2

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California)15 Mar 1895, FriPage 2
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