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••HAND IN HAND" WITH ENGLAND. (Pbk Press Association.) Bbbmn, January 27. In the Reichstag, Count Herbert Bismarck said the German East African Company has proved a failure, and it was necessary that the Empire should intervene m carrying out the colonisation scheme m East Africa. With that view Captain Weissman hadjaeen commissioned to act on behalf of Germany. Prince Bismarck said Germany would only pursue a colonial policy which was m accord with England, an old historical ally, and the greatest colonising power m the world. In carrying out their policy Germany and England were advancing hand m hand, so far as affected Samoa and Zanzibar. Personally, he was opposed to adding fresh colonies, but the locomotive of empire had chosen a track which it was now impossible to impede, and he disapproved of any delay, The "Times" expresses a doubt whether England has approved the German action m Samoa, but merely abstained from making any official protest. Berlin, January 28. It is considered certain that the East African Company Bill will be rarried by the Reichstag. Prince Bismarck, m the course of the debate >n the measure, said that the Company vould have to be paramount m the natter, as it was impossible for the German Emperor to become a tenant armer. of JSaoaibarj f

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IMPORTANT SPEECH BY BISMARCK., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2049, 29 January 1889

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IMPORTANT SPEECH BY BISMARCK. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2049, 29 January 1889

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