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«. AN ANNEXATION DIFFICULT? [Pn Pkbm AasooiATXOK.] Pabis. January 22. M. Freppel, representative of the Department of Finisterre, complained In the Chamber of Deputies that Chili had been allowed to annex Eastei Island and Qreat Britain those of Raratonga, Bimitara and Rnrutna. Admira Krantz, Minister of Marine, replied thai Easter Island was valueless as a naval •tation, and Baratonga had never belonged to France. He must, however, ask Great Britain to surrender the othei Islands on the ground that they are dependencies of Tahiti The national honor was m no way involved, and there was no reason to talk of war. M. JTreppel insisted that the Government wrere guilty of neglect and incapacity m allowing British extension m Oceania. fKeoelved January 24, 11 a.m.) Paris, January 22. m the Chamber of Deputies, Admiral Krantz, Minister of Marine, m reply to M. Freppel, stated that the annexation of Penryhn Island (Tonjgawera) by England was not yet an •ecomplisaed fact. Mr Freppel again complained of the administration of Affairs In the Pacific, and contended the Frenefa interest m the New Hebrides had been sacrificed to the advantage of England, which country had made the most of French somnolence to retrieve her blunder m not previously securing Oflands m the Eastern Pacific,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2045, 24 January 1889

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ENGLAND AND FRANCE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2045, 24 January 1889