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THE SAMOAN HURRICANE.

(PJtB PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

: Auckland, April 1. Lieut. Wilson, of the. wrecked warship V andalia, has reoeived a cablegram from Washington instructing him to nse his judgment m the steps to oe \iktv In respect of the Sirnoan .Usaster. He is now negotiating with tho Union Company foe the oWicr of the BteioiT Tekapo to go to Samoa with provisions aod take boms the shipwrecked acuman now at Apia. If he is uoaacoossfol In obtaining a vesial while hero Lieutenant Wilson will go to Syda^ on Toeaday to eater Inton^got ations there. In thd deapatchtß foiwarded to Admiral Fairfax by Oiptain K<»ne, of Id. M.S. Caiiiope, \bh stated that 'ha reason why Captain Kane deemed it advis-b'e to proceed to Sydney was that he lost all bis boats find his aoohora pxcept one. The Calliope was to sail ujoder eaay steam, aad she will therefore pnbably arrive m Sydney on Thursday." (Received April 2, 1.30 p.m.) Sydney. April 2. The survivors of the German warships, who were despatched for home on the 24th, will arrive m Sydney next week. It is suggested that a demonstration should be held as a mark of appreciation of the skill of the officers of H.M.S. Calliope, and also that steps should be taken to acknowledge the bravery oi the Saraoans m saving lives from the wrecks. (Reoeived April" 2, 11 57 p.m.) Washington, April 1. Admiral Kimberley has been authorised to send three hundred eailors home. Berlin, April 1. •The Emperor was profoundiy moved when he was informed of the disaster that befell the. German squadron at Samoa, and at once consulted Prince Bismarck. The Nationalists affirm, that che disaster must not cool colonial ardour.

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THE SAMOAN HURRICANE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2100, 2 April 1889

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THE SAMOAN HURRICANE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2100, 2 April 1889

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