News from the Islands.
[per press association.]
Wellington, October 20. The followincc items of Saiuoan news nre to hand by the Wainui:— Many of the natives at Samoa have struck work, demanding higher wages. They.were receiving-a dollar per day, and they ask for a dollar and a half. Mr and Mrs R. L. Stevenson have arrived at Apia. .; Mr W. Blacklock has been appointed United States Consul General at Apia. ' The London Missionary Society's annual meetings have been held ab Samoa. The Rev. J. Chalmers, of New Guinea, addressed several meetings of natives on missionary work. Business is stagnant m Samoa. An attempt has been made to raise the value of the base Chili currency there, owing to the rise m the price of silver, but the movement U opposed.
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News from the Islands., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890
News from the Islands. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2549, 21 October 1890
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