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( JPBB PEK»S ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, December 10 Advices from Samoa to November 27, state that Tamaseao'a ' fore 83 are nearly surrounded by those of Mataafa. The latter attaokoci and captured tha outer fortifioatlona, driving the defenders Into the main fort with a loss of 26 killed and forty wounded. Mataafa's loss was 12 killed and 20 wounded. The German warshfp, Eb^r, arrived a few daya ago ord has anchored off the coast near Tamaa^aa's camp. The United States w.iraMp3, Nlpsio and Adams, have just gono to the same locality; Wild rumors are afloat as to the intention of tbe Confareooe of German) XingHsh and Amerloan Oonluls, regarding the war, held at the British Consulate. The German representative proposed that the Consuls unitedly use their influence to hava the war poatponed for a month, the Government to go on as uaual. Tha British and American Consuls would only ag;ee on tho conditions that Tamasese and Serr Branders were removed from the G'Vernment. The Conference ended without coming to an agreement. H.M.S. Lfzud is still at Ap'a, A detachment of Mataafa's warriors burned three villages, driving the Tamasese men before them, They sent a number of heads to Mata&fa as trophies. The Tamaee3e army is completely hemmed In, and an attack on all tides ia Imminent.

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THE SAMOAN WAR, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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THE SAMOAN WAR Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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