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THE SAMPAN QUESTION.

(Pjib Pbmh Association.) Wishinoton, January 22. Mr Bayard, Secretary of State, says, if the neutrality of Pamoa is interfered with, Germany breaks the treaty, not America. Five American warships are now at the Isthmus of Darien. Another American man-of-war has been sent to Aspinwall, on the north shores of the Isthmus. Washington, January 24. A Committee of Congress on Foreign Relations propose that half a million dollars should be voted to protect American interests m Samoa, and also 100,000 dollars to improve Pagopago harbor. It has been ascertained the Committee consider it the duty of the United btates to forcibly intervene for the protection of the autonomy of fcamoa. Mr Sewell, American Consul at Samoa informed the Committee on Foieign Relations that the British Consul m Samoa had' been acting m the German interests for the last three years. He believes England intends to remain neutral m the present conflict, Germany having agreed that England shall receive Tonga, and eventually Hawaii, if Germany is allowed to take possession of Samoa.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2046, 25 January 1889

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THE SAMPAN QUESTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2046, 25 January 1889

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