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SAMOAN NEWS.

— ■» [PIE P&XSS ABBOp;ATIO2f.I Stdnbt, June 7. Arrived, 8.8. Lubeck, from Apia barboar. She brings Samoan news up to Mftj 26th, as follows :— Mataafa, hearing that a German warship was approaching Samoa, has tafeen Bteps to mobilise his men, and he shortly expects to hate a well armed and equipped army of three thousand strong. Tamasege is still enpamped at Ruatuasoi, his stronghold, with 2000 men. ' The remains of tfye German warship Eber hare been destroyed by dynamite. The High Commissioner has delivered judgment m the case, M&namia t. Mo Arthur and Go. A verdict was given for plaintiff for £41,276 and costs, and defaudant* to deliver up possession of the lands. (Reoeired Jane 8, 16 p. m) Sydney, June 8. The " Telegraph " m its issue of this morning devotes a leading article to Sir George Grey's pamphlet on German colonisation. Mr W. J. Napier j solicitor, of Auckland, New Zealand, has, at the request of Mataafa, drafted a skeleton constitution for the government of the Samoan lalinds. In consequence of the destruction caused to plantations by the reoent hurricane, most of the Natives living m the yioipity of Ap|& are existing on rice, and they cannot get much of this food as it is dear. The British VioerConsul, writ* ing to Auckland, says that supplies of food would now be acceptable. The charges made against t^e "English Consul are that when the Germans went to attack Mataafa he showed a blue light, and also allowed Natives to enter the consulate for protection when fired at by the Germans. The Consul states that the blue light was only a signal to the Boyßlist, and that only wounded were allowed to enter the consulate. Jt is believe^ that ftp Slpsic has gone to Honolulu as being safer than risking the boisterous weather on the New Zealand coast.

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SAMOAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 8 June 1889

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SAMOAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 8 June 1889

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