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News Via Auokland ander date 16th lust ■t»tes that the schooner Maile has retarned to that port from her lsUnd trip, baviDg visited the Friendly Group and Samoa. Affairs were la a state of quiesoenoe at Samoa, no change having occurred In the attitude of Mataaf a and bta rival Tamaiese. Daring the Malle's three days' atay la Apia harbor an cffioer from H.M.B. Oalliope and one from the German war veaiel remained oomtantly on the tohooner, the German being there preaamably to see that no contraband of war was allowed to be landed. However, there happened to be none on board, the Malle having landed her consignment of gunpowder at Nukualofa, Tonga. At Apia there were lying In port the three German warahlpa Obi, Olga, and Adler, H.M.B. Calliope, and the Amerloan vessels Nlpslo and Vardalfa. The latter arrived from Ban Francisco on the 23rd ult. The U.B.S. Trenton, flying the flag of Admiral Klmberloy, waa expected to arrive dally, aa also were the American man-of-war Mohican and Mon* oneahela, from San ITranolaoo, The " Samoan Times " of Ifarch 2 states that on the 23rd lost In the evening, the German troopa fired at • Samoan native passing by with a satchel on hla shoulder, who did not stop when ordered to, but, evidently frightened, ran awaj. Two or three more of the guard who were intiJe rushed oat and fired after the runaway and i hit a native woman In the ylotnlty. The | woman was mounded In the arm, bat not daoeeronily, A number of natives m the Immediate neighborhood had a narrow escape of being killed by the yplley, The reason given by the guard for firing ya« that they nuspeoled the native's aatohel to contain ammuDltloo, but thti billef wh ODfooad«4.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2091, 19 March 1889

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AFFAIRS IN SAMOA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2091, 19 March 1889