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(PEB PKESS 4SSOOIATXON.) Auckland, August 20. According to a report from Apia, ft sensational incident oocurred on the voyage of the warship Wolf from Jaluit Island to Samoa with Malietoa on board. When the king was taken on boaid, ha was not told what were the intentions regarding him,* but on the second day, after having dined with the officers, Malic. toa was told that he was being taken baok to Samoa. Whether he distrusted this information, feared some punishment, or that his mind had become affected, is not known j but Malietoa seized the first opportunity a short time afcerwards, and jumped overboard m mid ooeau. A boat was quickly lowered, and he, was rescued. A watch was then kept upm the chief's movements, but two days afterwards ha eluded the vlgfance of tlioie^on board, and {or a seco d time threw himself iota the sea. He was again brought on board, and during the remainder of the voyage to Apia was guarded to prevent anything further of the kind.

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MALIETOA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2205, 21 August 1889

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MALIETOA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2205, 21 August 1889

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