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Auckland, January 31. The s.s. Walnul arrived from Samoa this morning, and brings despatches from the English, American and German Oon- [ euls. On January the 19th the following proclamation wm Issued by the German Consul, by order of the Imperial German Government: — "I herewith ! proclaim a state of war for the Samoan Islands. Any assistance to the rebels will be punished by Martial law, Irrespective of any nationality. The Introduction of contraband of war Ii prohibited. All vessels and boats ■re Hsble to be searched by the German authorities. The police of Apia henceI forth «H1 set under instructions from the Imperial German Government. Residents of Apia are requested to assist m keeping law aad order."— Dated Apia, January 19, 1889, and signed, "Dn Rnapp, Imperial German Consul." Mataafa Is entrenobed behind a hill, twenty minutes distant from Apia and has 6.000 men, who are being drilled daily. Tatnaseee and his men, to the number of about 2000, are entrenched m a fortification, to the eaßt of Apia, bu: his followers are becoming greatly diaaatlsfieJ, nnmbera of them deserting to Mataafa or returning to their homes The Samoan " Times " has been suppreesed by the German authorities the last issue being January 19. There has been np further fighting shoe the news by the Ebert. It Ii becoming the opinion that war between Tamasese and Mataafa is at an end. On the arrival of the steamer Richmond from Auokland four Gar man officials were plaoed on board and the cargo was overhauled to see tbat she carried no contraband of war. One of the passengers by the Richmond, a gentleman from Wellington, went on a visit to Mataafa'* camp. On his return he wai arrested by the German authorities and taken before the German Consul but releaved on the demand of the British Consul,

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NEWS BY THE WAINUI., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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NEWS BY THE WAINUI. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889