THE SAMOAN QUESTION
SPEECH BY MR CHAMBERLAIN (1-HR PRBSa ASSOCIATION.) London, February 12. Mr Chamberlain, speaking at Glasgow, said it was impossible for America to recognise the claims of other nationalities m Samoa, and England was m the same position as America. Whatever might be the form of local govern* ment, neither England nor America could allow outside people to usurp the government of the island.
Auokxand, Fnbruary 13 Newa from Samoa is to 22 ad January, and not later than that by the Walnul. She reports trade completely paralysed In the Islands. Auckland, February 14. News by the a.c. Richmond shows that the steamer was delayed two days at Samoa by (he German anthorltlei. Many of her consignees refused delivery of goods damaged..by search. The German Oonsul alleges that on a previous trip of the Richmond 29,000 rounds of ammunition were landed m oasks of beef. The Oonsnl proposed departing Gelling to Sydney, but GelliDg has returned by the steamer. He states that he wai tried by Oourt Martial on board the Adler, was kept on deck under an armed guard, and ! oocnpeUed to wrlta an order to bave bis luggage sent from the Richmond. The finding of the Oonrt Martial waa that he had been guilty of a breaoh of martial l*w, but bad no sinister motive m visiting Mataafa's camp and would be released. This was after (he oaptaloaof the Royalist and Nipslo had visited the Adler. Two more Germane, wounded m the reoent fight, bad died, also a number of Tama* sese's wounded Up to date t c Germans bad buried eighteen teamen and two officers. 8.M.3. Calliope has relieved the Royalist. The latter is on her way to Auckland, and is expeoted to arrive on Saturday.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2063, 14 February 1889
THE SAMOAN QUESTION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2063, 14 February 1889
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