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THE SAMOAN QUESTION.

BELLICOSE DEBATE IN THE SENATE.

A GERMAN EXPLANATION.

(Fn Fbxss Association,) Washington, February 1. The- Senate has passed a rote of 10,000dols for the improvement of Pagopago Harbor (Samoa). The detote was decidedly bellicose against Germany. Bxßinr, February 1. , The "Berliner Zeitang" explains that ISbd proclamation of a state of war m Samoa was to prevent any foreign power arming the rebels. The proposal of Prince Bismarck is that a Conference on the Bamoan diffi- . culfty should take place m Berlin. Hobakt. February 1. The Federal Council have forwarded to bis Excellency an address on Pacifio affaire, with a request that he will cable to the Secretary of State asking that copies of all treaties relating to the Pacific Islands should be sent out, and nrgingtheconclusion of additional treaties to guarantee the independence of Samoa •ad Tonga. They quote the resolution passed At the Sydney Conference m 1 888, to the effect that further annexation m the Pacific by foreign Powers would be detrimental to the interests of the Empire. OtoMtved Febtnary 2, 1232 p.m.) WABHnraiOK. February 1. Senators of both parties show irritation at German aggression m Samoa, Bismarck desires to lay down a fresh basis for parleying, but does not approve of the proposal for a Conference at . Washington. Bbblik, February I. German operations m Samoa will be gelayed. uo^iUbe arrival of reinforce-

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THE SAMOAN QUESTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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THE SAMOAN QUESTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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