THE SAMOA N WAR.
ATTACK ON A FORT.
* loss otf iiii?&: ; . (Pita Pjwss Association.; * _ Stdwbt, November 21* The German steamer Lubeck brines news from Samoa to November 6 th. Tamasese had concentrated 3000 men m a fort at Point Malinui, and next day the greater part of MaiaafVs force [ assaulted their entrenchments. After ■ a tough fight they were repulsed with the loss of. thirteen killed and tweatvot thirty wounded. A number of the latter afterwards died. Taraasese lost eight Mled and; ten wounded. Two of his war boats were engaged but did no damage. The wounded ' Were attended to by the surgeons :of the English man-of-war. , Mafcafa's] force is now nearly double that of Tamasese. On the 9th and xotha dropping fire was kept up,, but no harm was done^on either side, r : . .: } When the steamer sailed the hostile parties were still facing each ottfer: Mataafa is expected to win m the end. He is building a large wafbba^and a naval fight is expected shortly. -, ?
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THE SAMOAN WAR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888
THE SAMOAN WAR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888
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