THE SAMOAN HURRICANE.
The '* Star's " correspondent sends the following lt> ma : —
Some Idea of the force of the gale and sea may be gathered from the fact thai the Vandalia sfc ordinary times, with i. ur boilers and forty pounds pressure, coald steam nine kaon*.~ On tbe day of the storm she had seven boilers aolng, and 8 pressure of seventy pounds, but conld not f*ce it The feet of thera being many more mouths to fill m the peraona of shipwrecked men-of-wa? crews, who must, of necessity, remain here for at least two or three months, added to tbe total destruction of all native food, the .tanß to create a famine here Bhoitly. It is to ba hoped that a pestilence does not break oat Many of the aaiioM are hurt by accidents daring the wreokß, and down with tropiosl complaints. The " HeriM'a " correspondent In Apia, writing on Maro'u 19, a&y? :— j Several rumors iv^ro &fl at for the las> , day t-v two that tho Oa'Hopa bad foundered oatalde, and also thai she hai got on a reef a jme distance up the coast ; but all doubts were set at rest by bar coming into the harbor this morning, apparently all r.'gh*. She ia now the only vessel m Apia. The Britishers cannot help bt>iog ptoui of their navy after all, when thoy are composed of each ships as the Calliope has proved herself to he. They aU admit thr,t Bhe ia ft noble nhlp, and tbat Bhe was veil handled. Tbe hunioane and ita resaltß will perhaps be a leEßon to other countries, and especially, I should think, to tbe United States, not to send old vassals, with nearly worn oat engines to these eeas at thia Beaaon of the year. Tha gale was not heavier than r oours fr. qaentiy on the coast of New Zealand, and I feel pretty core that any one of the (Jnlon Oumpany's boats would have steamed right oat as the Galllop? did. The great calamity that has occurred has of oourae, put everything else m the shade, and now we have to speculate on what effect it will have on the Samoan question. The Germans have suffered most severely here lately, both-in property and lives ; and I think there is do getting over the fact that they have themselves to blame. If tbey continue on, Samoa will soon be a dear pi ice to them ; and I daresay the German Government now with they had never seen it.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2099, 1 April 1889
THE SAMOAN HURRICANE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2099, 1 April 1889
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