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THE POWERS AND SAMOA.

(" New Zaal

iand Herald.")

" On Fsbrn-iry 14 h the steamer Oorond«lflt sailed f' r ra FJe* York for ttamoa direct, with 133 cases cf rifles, and a large quantity of shallo and ammunition that had been brought over from Antwerp for the use of the German ships- of-war at Samoa " This ?a ons Item of newa by the mail just received. Another ?s that Herr Steubel, the root and foundation of the trouble m S*ran», is to replace the less '* 000 l ' Dr, Knappe, and a third that five warships are to le&ve the Mediterranean equadron for Samoa. How will the late disaster affeot tbe policy implied by this intelligence ? Will the rifles be nsed to arm the natives around the German puppet Tamasese while their countrymen are deprived of all opportunity of adding to their atore 1 Will Herr Steubel change hia spots and ihe leopard prove a lamb 1 Will the men-of-war lie idle m tbe Harbor of Apia during tbe long, si.fe season that they have before them ? Will England continue to stand quietly by and see this brave, kindly, little people, to whom she carried Christianity, reduced to sub j action under the hardest and most selfish rule that Europe hee witnessed sinoe the days of the deollning Roman Empire ? And are the colonies to sit quietly by while there Is established m their midst a great armed Power with Its fleets and arsenals, and drilled and diclpltned natives. In the line of communication with San Ffanoisoo, Panama, and tbe projected Nioaraguan Canal ? In presence of faotß the diplomatic professions of peace and good-will, with which Prince Bismarck and his bod may think fit to adorn their White Book of translucent truth, will have but little weight, . . . Will England still give to Prince Bismarck her tacit support ? That is the question which most nearly concerns at m the oolonles, and we oannot bot regard with profound misgiving tbe way In whloh German diplomatists have been allowed to mix up " foreign " with "colonial" relations In their conferences with Lord Salisbury m this matter, Meanwhile we can but look on and, with the Samoani, thank God that America too is a great Paoifio Power.

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THE POWERS AND SAMOA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2104, 10 April 1889

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THE POWERS AND SAMOA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2104, 10 April 1889

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