THE SAMOAN CONFERENCE
[P*B JfSBBS ASSOCIATION,] Bjbbun. April 28. The American delegates to the Samoan Conference yesterday paid a formal visit to Prince Bismarck. Mr Bates explained to Count Herbert that the articles on affairs at Samoa ' which have appeared m his name were ; written before the German While : Books on the subject were published, I and when it was not likely he would i be appointed upon the present Com--1 mission. He had desired to suppress | them, but it was too late. He re- , gretted that he had given any annoyi ance to Germany. Count Bismarck 1 was cordial m his manner, and hoped 1 the Conference would not last long. t Prince Bismarck is receiving tbe , American delegates to the Samoan > Conference with charming courtsey. k Welcoming them, he said he was de- | lighted to meet Mr Bates, m whom he r recognised a man with the most inti- ; mate knowledge of Samoa. '
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