AFFAIRS IN SAMOA.
(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Sydhey, M»y 11. The New South Wales branch of the London Missionary Society is appealing for subscriptions m aid of the t<aiho»ns, who are said to be on the verge of a famine. Information from Apia states that all the schools there have been closed, m order to allow students to seek a livelihood; and one letter Bays] the natives are on the eve of a bad famine. The Society will require a sum of £500 to tide over the emergency. Bebxjn, May 10. The " Allegemeine Zeitung" m an article on Samoan affairs, suggests that America should abandon Pagopago Harbor, and convert Suwarrow Island, on which the British flag was recently hoisted, into a ooaling station. The paper declares that the Samoan Conference is arranging for the appointment of advisers to the King of Samoa, to represent each Power, the term of office for each to be one year. Berlin, May 12. At the sitting of the ISamoan Conference yesterday the report of the Comngik tee appointed to enquire into the question was approved. Mf Kasson, African Minister at Berlin and one of $\e clele? gates at the Gonfennce, m a speeph an the fight whioh took place between the German sailors and Saraoans under Mataafa, exonerated the latter from any blame m the matter, and he refused to agree to the demand of Germany for redress from Mataafa.
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