NEWS FROM SAMOA.
(pbb pbess association.) New Yobk, April 25. Mr Bates, one of the United States delegates to the Samoan Conferee oe at Berlin, contributes an artiole to tbe May number of tbe " Century" magazine, in whioh he expresses strong an ti- German tendencies in respeot to Samoan affairs. London, April 24 Sir E, Baldwin Malet, British Ambassador At Berlin, and Messrs J. A. Crowe, C.8., and Charles Stuart Scott, C.8., will represent England at the Samoan Conference. Bsbxin. April 25. The German Presß are protesting against Mr Bates, of Amerioa, beiog one of the Samoan delegates, owing to his expressed feelings against Germany. Prinoe Bismarok, however, has made no objection. Auckland, April 26. The steamer Mawhera arrived from Tonga and Samoa to day, bringing advices from Apis to the 17th inßtant. Political matters are quiet, and everbody is awaiting the result of the Berlin Conference. Mataafa is in Apia. His men assisted to float the German ship Olga, although the proolamation of war againßt him had not been withdrawn. Business in Apia was very brisk; This is consequent on the large expenditure of the Amerioan sailors. Supplies of all kinds were plentiful, and tbe arrival of the Mawhera, Riohmond, and other vessels due would prevent any soaroity. The harbor of Apia shows numerous traces of the effects of the hurrioane. On the reef the Alder is lying on her broadside, with her deoks faoing the Bhore. She is not seriously damaged, and oould be floated off if the neoessary applianoes were at hand. The U.S. ships Trenton and Vandalia are iyfng side by side as tbey Bank, and there is no chance of floating either of them, With the BBsißtanoe of a diving dress lent from H.M.S. Calliope, the majority of the guns and stores were brought up from these vessels. The remains of the Elber are scattered about the larger portion being under the reef where p she sank. Very few bodies have oome ashore, , and the native divers Bay that a great many I are entangled in the wreck. The bave de- | olined to work in recovering the bodies of those lost in the Elber, as they assert that the ' locality of the wreck is infested with sharks. ' Tbe Niprio, whioh waa successfully floated, was fitted with a jury rudder, and arrange--1 ments were made with the Mawhera to convey i her to Auokland for repairs, On the trial trip ' however, her machinery broke down and the s Mawhera towed her baok to port. As she • could not be got ready again for at least a : week, tbe Mawhera came on without her. j Admiral Kimberley intends Bending tbe Nipaio I to Auokland in oharge of the United States ship Alert, which was expeoted to arrive from Honolulu about the end of Aprii. H.M.S. Raven arrived at Apia via Fiji on Monday, April 15th. The American saliors from the • wrecked warships are quartered on shore anxiously waiting for vessels to take them to . Amerioa. Diarrhoea and dysentery were beooming prevalent at tbe time of the Mawhera's departure, aud about seventy men , were ill from these causes. Very good order prevailed ; a result due to tbe striot discipline ) enforced by tbe Admiral and his offioera. The American sailors are not allowed to visit ' the German end of the town, and a sentry has been placed on the bridge. A Qerman 5 guard of about seventy men is stationed in [ the stores pf tbe G/erman firms.
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