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Btate plans. not United as Pacific of Spain, was ney No navy tle. the has on from could the Schooner G. W. Watson on a Filibustering Expedition. SHE HAS CLEARED FOR HAWAII Lumber Cargo Is to Be Dropped Off Cape Flattery and War Supplies Taken on Board. Seattle, June 25.—The schooner G. W. Watson, which cleared from this port at the local customs office last night with 575,000 feet of lumber for Honolulu, intends to take on field pieces, small arms and ammunition. A large ship ment of ammunition has been made to the sound by rail and is now either stored or cached at various points along the sound in the vicinity of Everett and the and ates, FOR Whatcom. After the Watson rounds Cape Flat tery, it is said she will dump her big cargo of lumber info the sea and a large number of small sloops and , small schooners will sail seaward from near points named bearing the new cargo. After her lumber cargo has gone into the waves it is said she will head for a On a John loff of small island in the Hawaiian group which has been selected and is peculiar ly adapted to the landing of the contra band cargo. If her plans do not mis carry, an insurrection may be expected to follow. A bold scheme is said to have been un earthed by the government agents re cently. It is said that some San Fran cisco shippers and a woman in Honolu lu who is worth $2,500.000 proposed fit ting up a schooner at this port with heavy guns and small arms and then to go to a small island in the Hawaiian group and fortify themselves. It was' calculated that the strength of the roy alists and supposed allies of the ex qtdren in San Francisco would greatly help out the scheme. It is also said that a certain man in this city, well known for his fighting abilities, was offered command of the expedition at a salary of $350 per month. If it was successful, he was to have a high position under the royal government. FILIBUSTERERS MET WITH TROUBLE George W. Childs Expedition Believed to Have an Inglorious End. Washington, June 25.—Word reach ing official quarters in Washington in dicates that the filibustering expedition which was believed to have gone to Cuba on the steamer George W. Childs, has come to an inglorious end. The boat was located after reaching Ja maica, but nothing definite has ever been heard as to the party beyond vague statements that they had landed at some remote point on the Cuban coast. Information now reaches of ficials here that leads to the belief that the party did not reach Cuba, but met with disaster off Florida resulting in extreme hardships to Its members. Six of them have returned to Key West in a famished condition, having lived on crabs in the marshes off the keys of the Florida coast. SQIELC11 HAWAIIAN FILIBUSTERERS Uncle Sara Will Take Action Similar to That on the Atlantic Coast. Washington, June 24.—It is probable that the government authorities concern ed in the execution of the neutrality laws will have to turn their attention to the reported filibustering expedition against Hawaii as well as those against Florida. Hawaiian officials have been cognizant for some time of plans at San Francisco to fit out an expedition intended to over throw the Dole government and their agen-ts on the coast have been active in securing information. News from Hawaii has shown that the authorities took a grave view of the matter. A small gov ernment craft used for customs purposes was fitted up with Gatling guns and sent on a cruise around the islands to watch for the expedition. The land forces un der Colonel McLean, who recently went from Washington to assume command, were put in readiness for the expected descent. The new Hawaiian law provides for the exclusion of persons suspected of having designs against the government. The Hawaiian legation here is closed for summer, and the new minister has not yet arrived. Charge d'affairs Hastings is in Maine, but keeps in communication with Washington on pending business. It is not known whether the Hawaiian officials have called the attention of the Btate department to the filibustering plans. It is said, however, thçt this would not be necessary in order to have the United States authorities act if the ex pedition has assumed a definite as stated in today's dispatchqp from the Pacific coast. It is said the suppression of filibustering under the neutrality laws applies to Hawaii exactly as it does to Spain, and the extent of this application was shown in the president's recent proc lamation and the orders of Secretary Ol ney and Attorney General Harmon. No action has yet been taken by the navy department looking to stopping the fllibusterers said to be fitting out at Seat tle. The Mohican is the only vessel of the navy cruising in those waters. She has been testing coal at various points on Puget sound and has just returned from Vancouver to Seattle. The Mohican could easily look after the fllibusterers if the department finds it necessary. shape, STOLE PRESIDENT DOLE'S YACHT to . American Sailors Arrested at Honolulu for Piracy. San Francisco, June 25.—Three sailors of the American ship Tillie E. Starbuck de serted at Honolulu, stole President Dole's private yacht, and attempted to sail for Mexico. They grounded on a coral reef and stuck there until the Hawaiian police came out in a boat and arrested the pir ates, who are now in jail. - FOR MURDERING THE WEBER FAMILY were murdered in their home in Saora a mento. "Their skulls were crushed in with a hatchet, and the house robbed. On Christmas night a drunken Russian was arrested in San Francisco but was released the next morning. In the cell occupied by him was found a watch which had belonged to the Webers. The police have been searching for this Rus sian ever since and hfive just found him. Recently the police learned that a Russian in this city claimed to know who had killed the Webers. They ques tioned him and he said that Koboloff had told him that he and two oher Rus sians had committed the crime. John Koboloff, a Russian, Charged With the Terrible Crime. San Francisco, June 26.—John Kobo loff has been arrested for the murder of the Weber family at Sacramento. Last December Mr. and Mrs. Weber un re fit was' SUICipE OF ADMIRAL DA GAMA Brazilian Rebel Leader, Crushed by De feat, Ended His Life. Buenos Ayres, June 26.—The insurgents under command of Admiral DaGama, in the province of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, have been defeated by the government troops at Campos. Admiral Osario was wounded and captured, and subsequently died. Admiral Da Gama, finding himself over powered, committed suicide. General Tayeres assumed command of the reb els. in in on (Admiral Da Gama commanded the rebel squadron in the harbor of Rio de Janeiro when that city was in state of siege un der the Peixoto regime. When the failure of the movement was apparent and the rebel squadron surrendered he was car ried away by a Portuguese ship to Ar gentine, but soon returned to Rio Grande do Sul, where deAiltory operations have been carried on ever since). SAYS IT IS THE "LOST CABIN" MINE A California Prospector Thinks He Has the Bonanza. Redding, Cal., June 26.—William Murray, who has a mine at the junction of Kosh creek and Pitt river, about 60 miles north east of here, brings news of having dis covered the richest mine in this country, and says it is the original "Lost Cabin" mine, which has been searched for during the past 30 years. He has discovered a lode 800 feet wide and 400 feet high, im pregnated with iron ore which bears gold and silver to the value of from $75 to $150 per ton. The range where this mine was discovered is a continuation of that upon which is located the great "Lost Confi dence" mine, or what is generally known the "Iron Mountain." It was recently sold to an English syndicate for $300,000. RAILWAY POSTAL CLERKS' SESSION Legislation Kecommeded and New Offi cers Elected. Chicago, June 26.—Today's session of the National Association of Railway Pos tal Clerks was presided over by M. A. Buttricks of New Haven, Conn. The constitution and bylaws were revised to enlarge the division associations. The legislation committee presented the dif ferent reclassification laws to be presen ted to the next congress and a lengthy discussion followed. The following of ficers were elected for the ensuing year; W. W. Blackner, president; M. H. Bunn, vice president; J. C. Wallace, secretary and treasurer; William H. Frick, na tional organizer. Tramps Driven From Sacramento. Sacramento, June 25.—At 11 o'clock to night a vigilance committee of armed citizens assembled and drove from the city a large numebr of tramps who have lately been terrorizing this section of the state. to the for to in a un of for not is as if FAVOR BIMETALLISM Bright Outlook for an Interna tional Conference. PRUSSIA IS AGREEABLE TO IT England's New Ministry Believed to Be Favorable and Other Nations Can Be Whipped In. erly hnd age . Washington, June 25.—There is ap parently considerable confusion as to the prospects of an international con ference to consider the rehabilitation of silver to be called on the Initiative of Germany. This is due to the conflicting reports that have been received and also, apparently, to the complications of the question as it presents itself in Germany. Those wuo nave given at tention to the progress of the agitation in Germany say that Chancellor Yon Hohenlohe announced in the beginning that Germany's action in the matter j would depend upon two circumstances. The first of these was that the German state legislative bodies should instruct for the issuance of a call and, second, that there should be a substantial agreement among the powers as to the terms of the call. The latest report makes it appear that a majority of the federal governments want the conference and desire that Germany should issue a call for it. It is understood now that, accepting this action on the part of the different states in the light of an instruction, the chan cellor will proceed to negotiate with other European powers as to the terms of the call. The United States has made known its wishes in this respect so far as the legislative branch of the govern ment can act in the resolution of ap pointing congressional delegates. In this resolution provision was made that the United States be represented only in case the conference should be called to provide for a restoration of bimetallism, When the question was before the Prus sian diet an effort was made by Chan cellor Von Hohenlohe to amend the res olution so as to leave out the require ment that the call should be on these lines, but it failed. If the other federal rwrAnn hflvp falcon the same Geiman states have taken tne same position as Prussia, the chancellor, it is held, will be virtually pledged to vote for a return to bimetallism. It then re mains to be determined whether the other powers will accept this basis, and especially what England may do in the premises. The advocates of an interna tional understanding feel that the change of administration in England will be In the interest of the movement, and they are upon the whole consider ably encouraged over the outlook for another conference. GERMAN AMBASSADOR TALKS. GERMAN AMBASSADOR TALKS. Washington, June 25.—Baron Von Thielman, the new German ambassa dor, who presented his credentials to the state department yesterday, gave the Associated Press an interview to day on current German and American questions. "What are the prospects," he was asked, "that Germany will participate in an international monetary confer ence?" "The agitation for silver," he said, "comes mainly from the agrarian pop ulation in the north of Germany, and was largely due to the low prices of farm products." He did not believe the imperial gov ernment would take any step towards calling an International monetary con ference until after the reichstag assem bled in November and a great deal would depend upon that body. When asked if Germany intended to remove the restrictions put in force last summer against American cattle, the ambassador replied that this would not be delayed after Germany was as sured that American cattle were free from Texas fever, and he denied posi tively that Germany's policy respecting American cattle was in retaliation for the differential duty levied by the American tariff law on German sugars. a Austrian Steamer Ashore. from Madras states that the Austrian steamer Thlsbe, which sailed from Trieste May 30, for Madras, is ashore on Sacramento shoal, near Madras. The crew was saved. Trieste, June 26.—A dispatch =r EX-OFFICIALS SUED FOR SHORTAGE i n gg Sensational Cases Brought to Light in San Frfineiseo Courts. San Francisco, June 26.—Two sensation al . cases which have never had pub licity, although they have been in tho United States circuit court for three year* were brought to light today. The suits contain allegations of embezzlement. Criminal proceedings have not been insti tuted, but suits have been commenced to recover the amount of the shortages from the respective officials. These alleged defaulters are William J. Bryan, who was postmaster of San Francisco during Pres ident Cleveland's first term, and John Quinn, who was internal revenue collec tor under President Harrison. The charge made by the government is that between July, 1666, and June 13, 1890, he received $9,399 into his possession which he neg lected to turn into the U. S. treasury. The money was received by him, or prop erly speaking, by his clerks—for stamps hnd other postal moneys. When the ex postmaster got out of office this Short age was discovered* and soon after suit was commenced. The allegations against Quinn are ev stronger than those in the case of Bryan. There are two separate actions against Quinn. One is for the misapprorlatlon of $3,135.60, and the other for $2,795.63, between the 7th of March, 1891, and November U, 1893. The complaint also states that Quinn did not well and faithfully perform the duties of his office, and did not pay over the moneys that came into his hands as such collector. The facts leaked out today when ths ■ -•••A j United States district attorney asked to have the estate of W. W. Stowe substi tuted for WJ B. Stowe as a bondsman an4 defendant in each case. It far ap- America, In The treaty of the United States and Honduras contains a provision guarantoe in ing protection for citizens of one coon* to try sojourning in the other, but herett^ fore in »» ' h " e n AT teïï to gfve effect to s5eh treaty slip ulatlon wher e our citizens were con res- ce med. The special feature of the Res ton case is that all of the parties to tbo murder and incendiarism were forelgnei» and not native their prominent positions and influença wlth lesser na ti V e officials it has been it difficult induce the government to mow vote aga t ns t them. Six persons were concem re- e( j i n the murder, but it is believed as » the result of vigorous prosecution of the cr three of them have fled the country ana. escaped. RENTON'S SLAYERS FEEL UNEASY Honduras at Last Taking Steps to Pun ish Thera. Washington, June 26.—As the result of much vigorous urging and pressing by tho state department the government of Hoar duras has been brought to take steps to punish the people who committed tlie Renton murder, and today a cable was re ceived from Mr. Pringle, United State« charge d'affairs, announcing that threo of the persons implicated in. the Renton murder had been arrested. It is expected that the firm stand of the state depart ment in this matter will have a* good effect upon the status of American cltl in the small republics in Central and the DISSOLUTION ASK FOR AN EARLY DISSOLUTION Members of Parliament Anxious for a New Election in Great Britain. London, June 26.—Replying to Henry Labouchere, member for Northampton, la the house of commons today, Right Hon. Akers Douglas, the conservative whipw said his party was anxious for the disso lution of parliament at the earliest posst ble moment, and hoped to be able to make a statement on the subject Monday nexL He moved that new writs for election be issued in the cases of East Manchester, West Bristol, St. George's, Hanover Square and West Birmingham, represent ed respectively by A. J. Balfour, new first lord of the treasury; Sir Michael Hicks Beach, chancellor of the exchequer; Gcot J. Goschen, first lord of the admiralty, and Joseph Chamberlain, first secretary of state for the colonies, who have been re-elected upon their appointment as cab inet ministers. Mention of Chamberlain'« name was received with cries of "Judas" from tho Irish benches. The election addresses of Messrs. Bal four and Chamberlain on accepting offlot reproached the government for not dis solving parliament instead of resigning. Mr. Balfour's address to the electors of East Manchester says this is not a fitting occasion to explain the proposed policy of the unionists. To Gather Crop Statics. Washington, June 26.—The assignment of state agents in the new system of gathering crop statistics has been nearly completed. The agent for California, Or egon, Washington and Idaho is Edwin F. Smith of California; for Colorado, Wy oming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, Frank E. Castarphen, Colorado. Destructive Windstorm. Anderson, Ind., June 26.—Madison coun- * ty was visited by a very destructive storm today. In this city numbers of houses were unroofed and trees blown down. Light ning shattered the dome of the high school building. It also ignited tho big gas won. which can not bo controlled.