TROUBLE IN SAMOA
<j. MUBDER AND RIOTING. Auckland, July 19. News of a murder in Samoa was brought by tbe passengers on the steamer Tofua, which arrived in Auckland yesterday. The victim was a coclie employed on a plantation some distance from Apia, but when tbe steamer left the police bad not identified tbe author of tbe crime.
The man had been attacked with an axe, and his body was horribly mutilated. During the morning on which the man was killed, all the other coolies employed on the plantation were in Apia, having been summoned there as witnesses in a Court case, so tbat it is considered that the prospeo tive absence of tbe murdered man's usual companions was taken Into con sideration by the murderer.
News was alao received by the To fua tbat a murder was ootnmitted on the morning of July Bth by an Indian at Sooliulu, in tba Fioi group, when the viotim. a girl o! about 15 years of age, was shot.
The murderer then paraded the neighbourhood with a plentiful supply of ammunition. A party of police left Suva immediately for the scene of the crime.
It was afterwards learned that tbe Indian had been shot.
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TROUBLE IN SAMOA, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3476, 20 July 1915