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THE SEAL DISPUTE.
Blaine and Salisbury seem Flap
atew points of ditfeeenoe left
His Lordship's Latest Contribution to
the Controversy Most of Blaine's
Propositions for Arbitration atlsfae
tory, Hut Some Exceptions Noted, and
Changes Suggested Some Things
John Bail Can Not Concede An Im
Washington Citt. March at The
governments of the United Stetesand
Great Britain appear to have reached a
liasis upon which to settle the Behring
Sea difficulties. A communication dated
jomlon, Feb. SI, addressed to Minister
Pauucefote, was made public by Secretary
Hlaine lust nifiht, in which Lor I Salis
bury goes over the last letter of S-cretary
Hlaine and replies to the latter's argu
ment in extenso. lie insists ttat Eng
ine's record of protest against Russian
claims in Behring Sea is clear, t nd also
that the sea was always considered part
oi t he Pacific ocean, and cites m merous
authorities in support of his contention,
v says that Blaine's letter materially
narrow? the area of controversy.
The Mare Clansum Matter.
Lord Salisbury, in this connectic n, says:
"It is now quite clear that the advisers of
the president lo not claim Behrin 5 sea as
a mare tlatisum, nd, indeed, that they
rep uiliate that contention in express
terms. Xor do they rely, as a justi fication
for the seizure of the British ships in the
open sea, upon the contention that the in
terests of the seal fisheries give to the
United States government any right for
that purpose which, according to interna
tional law, it would not otherwise pos
sess. Whatever importance they attach
to the preservation of the fur-seal species
-and they justly look on it as an object
deserving the most serious solicitude
they do not conceive that it confers npon
any maritime power rights over the open
ocean which that power ould not assert
on other grounds."
The Propositions of Mr. Rlaine.
He then considers the propositions made
liy Blaine as bases of arbitration acd says:
fcI should say that as to the first andser
ond no objection will be offered by her
majesty's government. They are as fol
lows: 1. What exclusive jurisdiction in the sea
known as Behring sea and wbat exclusive righ-j
in the seal fisheries therein did Russia assort
and exert prior and tip to the time of the ces
sion of Alaska to the United States?
i How far were thene claims of jurisdiction
in tn the seal fsheries recognized and o meed 3d
iy C-rt'at Britain
A Was the body of water now known as
Behring sea included in tho phrase "Pacific
ooeaiT is r.ed in the treaty of 1S5 lietween
Great Britain and Russia, and what r ghta (if
any") in tho Behring sea were given or o meedoj
to Great Britain by the said treaty
An Exception Taken.
But to tte latter part of No. 3 Salisbury
t.-ikesexcvption. He says; " 'What rights,
if any. in the Behring sea were pis-en or
conceded to Great Britain by the said
treaty' Great Britain has never saggest
ed that any rights were given to her or
conceded to her by the said treaty. AH
that was done was to recognize her natural
right of free navigation and fisting in
that as in all other parts of the Pacific
ocean. Knssia did not give these rights
to Great Britain, because they wen never
liers to give away."
The Firth Proposition.
Ilis lordship says Great Britain would
accept the fourth proposition withort
arbitration. "The first clause of the fifth
question, what are now the rights of the
United States as to the fur seal fisheries
in the waters of the Behring Sea outsida
the ordinary territorial limits?' weald be
very properly referred to the decision of
an arbitrator. But the subsequent
clause, which assumes that such rights
could have grown out of the ownership of
the breeding islands and the habits of the
seals in resorting thereto involves an as
sumption as to the prescriptions of inter
national law at the present time to which
tj which her majesty's government are
not prepared to accede.
An Important Omission.
"There is an omission in these qn)stions
which I have no doubt the government or
the president will be glad to repair, and
that is the reference to the arbitrator of
the question what damages are due to the
persons who have been injured, in
case it shall be determined by
him that the action of the United
States in seizing British vessels
has been without a warrant in it terna
tional law. Subject to these reservations,
her majesty's government will have
great satisfaction in. joining with the
government of the United States in seek
ing by meais of arbitration an jidjust
ment of the international questions which
have so long formed a matter of rontro
versy betwetn the two governments."
ANOTHER MICHIGAN SCHEME.
A Senator Charged With Bigamy a id the
Lansing, Mich., March 11. The senate
and house committees have agreed on the
university appropriation bill and favora
bly reported it yesterday. It is reported
that a Petoskey Indian squaw has arrived
here and alleges that Senator Friedl mder,
who was one of the men seated when the
Democrats got possession of the senate,
married her early in the '50's, then tleser"
ed her and married again. It is the par
pose of the Republicans, so it is stated, 'o
have Friedlander arrested and whilu he is
away to recover possession of the seriate.
Madisok, Wis., March. 11. Whea the
senate bill appropriating 150,303 to the
veterans' home at Waupaca came tip for
the third reading in the assembly yester
day Neal Brown moved that it rx ado a
special order for Wednesday morning,
Krez offered n amendment that it be made
a special order for Thursday. Charges
had been made by the newspapers, bo said,
that some revelations were promised.
Krez's motion, to make the bill a special
order far Thursday wa carried, tiie Re
publicans voting solidly with enough
Democrats to carry it.
Drowned in a Georgia Canal.
AtJcrsTA, Ga., March 1L Henry C.
Lamar and Miss Louise King Coaiielley
were drowned while boating in the canal
two miles above this city yesterday by the
capsizing of their boat. Lamar was a
.graduate of Princeton, of the class of '85
and a well-known athlete. Miss Con ielley
was a grant' -daughter of the late ex
United States Senator King and a niece of
the marchioness of Anglesey.
A FRENCH SPOLIATION CLAIM.
3ne In Which the Money Will Nt Goto
Baltimore, March 5. John Carrere
Spear, an old inmate of Bayvtew asylum.
Is one who will ba benefitted by the act
of congress providing for a settlement of
the French spoliation claims. He is now
31 years of age. and shows by his well
bred and easy manners that he has seen
better days. He has been in Bayview for
many years, iilluck having followed him
won after tue close of the war. Through
Ml this time he clnng to the papers that
will now bring him $3,000. He keeps
them m a litt le box which rests near bis
rocking chair, and never allows the valua
ble box out of his sight. Had the claim
been honored twenty years ago Mr. Spear
might have spent his declining years in
somfort; as it is he was compelled to live
on a city's ch irity.
Story of the Ueneflclary.
Mr. Spear's claim to the spoliation
money is derived through his mother,
tanme Carrere, daughter of the original
John Carrere, who was a shipping mer
hant. Spear's father was a man in good
circumstances, and he educated his son at
private schools near his home. Wheu he
attained his majority he became book
keeper in a Baltimore house. When his
father died he went into business in
southern Maryland. As with others in
that section, the war left him stranded
without a penny. He tried to recuperate,
but luck was against him, and be lived a
precarious existence. Finally sickness
came, with ether misfortunes and he was
compelled to seek shelter in the local
almshouse. The total amount of his claim
is $i2,7U 'J6
SAVED BY A DREAM.
A North Carolina Engineer's Vision
Averts a Disaster.
Chaulotte, X. C, March 11. Engineer
Dillon of the Danville, Macksville &
Southwestern railroad, dreamed Sunday
night that a large rock had fallen on his
road near Letherwood creek and that his
engine, having come in contact with it,
was broken to pieces. The dream so im
pressed him that he declined to make his
usual trip over the road Monday morning
until he had telegraphed to ascertain if
there was anything the matter at Leather
wood creek. An answer was returned
that verified bis vision. The message was
flashed back that a huge rock had fallen
on the track within a few feet of the
identical place dreamed about, and trt
although hands had been working 1 .1
night to remove it the track was still ob
structed. HANGED HERSELF AND BABE.
The Terrible Deed' of Sirs. Hanson,
Pelican Rapid. Minn.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 1L A spe
cial to The Tribune from Fergus Falls,
Minn., says: Mrs. O. C. Hanson, of Peli
can Rapids, hanged herself and her year
old baby yesterday. She fastened a stout
string on the edge of a door just above
the hinge, on which she hanged the baby.
She then drove a nail in the top the door
casing and attached a stout string to it,
with which she hanged herself. When
found both bodies were hanging and life
extinct, the woman's feet touching the
floor. Mrs. Hanson had been married
about two years and was a second wif-.
Mr. Hanson having three boys by the first
wife. No cause can be found for commit
ting the ded. Mr. Hanson is nearly
crazed with grief.
Horrible Death of a Fireman.
Seattle, Wash., March 1L Herman
Lawson, a fireman on the fire boat here,
during the regular weekly practice Fri
day evening, lost his hold on the nozzle
and the stream struck him in the side,
knocking Liui down. Before he could be
rescued he was rolled by the force of the
stream thirty yards along the wharf over
a six inch spike, which caught him, tear
ing open th stomach and lower part of
the body. His sufferings were terrible.
Morphine was administered, and the
physicians tried hard to save him, but he
died in agony.
En Roate to Chirkamanga.
Bbistol, Tenn., March 11. Secretary
Proctor and party, en route to the Chick'
mauga battlefield, arrived here at 2:33
yesterday afternoon, over the Norfolk and
Western in f'-ur special cars. They were
accompanied by the officials of the Nor
folk and Western road, who had them
under special care. The officials of the
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia road
met them here, and will conduct them t
Chattanooga. The party, fifty-eight ia
number, wre dined at St. Lawrence
hotel by the chamber of commerce of
Suicide of a 1 5-Year-Old Boy.
Northpobt, L. L, March 1L Claude
Spencer, a . 15-yeai-old lad of Crab
Meadow, near this place, placed the muz
zle of a gun under his chin Sunday night
and, fasteni tg a string to ( he trigger
discharged the gun by pulling the string
with his foot. The shot tore away a por
tion of his face and destroyed his left eye.
He will undoubtedly die. He had a quar
rel with bis brother, and as a means of
punishment his mother told him that she
would uot give biin any of the cake she
Death of a Kansas Official.
ToPEKA, Kan., March 1L Governor
Humphrey has received a message from
Neosho stating that CoL N. S. Goss, the
state ornithologist, died there yesterday
from heart disease. Col. Goss was me of
the best-known men in the state. His col
lection of birds and insects of the state ia
perhaps the largest and most complete of
any state in tne union.
Hagsn to Try Another Man.
New Yoek, March 11. Jimmy Larkins,
of Jersey City, the 122-pound champion
boxer, and Jimmy Hagen, the Phila
delpbian who knocked Tommy Danforth
out Monday night, were matched last
evening to meet in a glove contest of
twenty rouua for 1,00 J a side and a
purse of $1,000 in about four weeks.
Suicide ot m Banker.
Lokdos, March 1L Lionel Charles
Drummond, of the banking firm of
Messrs. Drummond, Monday committed
suicide by hooting himself with a re
volver. Troubles growing out of a law
suit with a former friend was the cause of
the act. The coroner's jury rendered a
verdict of temporary insanity.
Suffocated by Goal Gas.
B06TOS, March 11. The family of George
Potter, consisting of a wife and five chil
dren, were rendered unconscious by coal
gas in their residence on Dudley street
Monday nig... One son, aged about 21, is
dead. The others are expected to recover.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MARCH. 11.
Story of Illicit Love, Hatred
00WAEDLY MUEDEB OF A LAWYER.
Shot Down Without Warning by the One
Lover of the Ex-Confederate General's
Relict A Beaatlfal Woman Who
Ruined a Man and Then Cast 11 Ins Off
Litigation Develops Hat ia Place (
LeTO and Brings a Brilliant Maa to a
MEMruis. Tenn., March 11. Mr. David
IL Poston.a prominent lawyer of this city,
was yesterday shot and mortally wounded
by CoL II. Clay King, a well-known citi
zen, and aUo a member of the Memphis
bar. As Col. King was standing in front
of Lee' cigar store on May street. Mr.
Poston came along. When be reached
King, the latter, without a word of warn
ing, placed a pistol against Mr. Poston's
abdomen aud lired. The wounded man
staggered blindly for a few seconds, when
friends rushed to his assistance and car
tied him into a restaurant. King stood
still, pistol in hand, and was arrested a
few minutes later.
Causes That Led to the Murder.
The causes which led to the shooting
have their origin in the lawsuit which
has become a case celebrated in both Ten
nessee and Arkansas judicial annals, and
to which H. Clay King and Mrs. i.'.c.ii
J. Pillow, widow of Gideon J. Pillow, of
Fort Pillow fame, were the principals.
The litigation has been pending for a
number of years, and grew out of certain
transactions between these parties with
regard to Arkansas lands, Mm. Pillow
claiming the title through certain deeis
signed by Kiug and which he claimed
were never executed as far as delivery was
concerned, alleging that she obtained sur
reptitious possession of them.
Pell In Lore with the Widow.
Mrs. Pillow is about 45 years old and
looks 30. She is a woman of queenly pre
sence, finely educated and of the most
fascinating manner. She has tho daring
of a Bernhardt with the wit and polish of
a Recamier. She was known to be
"risque," and women of her own social
rank gradually drew away from her after
her husband's death, but nothing posi
tively wrong was proved against her until
she met Henry Clay King, four years ago.
It was a chance meeting in King's own
office, where she had called to consult his
partner on a matter of business. He was
captivated at first sight, and from that
moment was her slave.
King Deserts His Wife.
He was never satisfied wheu absent
from her side, and she encouraged his at
tentions. Finally his infatuation caused
him to throw off all disguise. He desert
ed his wife aud children to go and board
at her house, and when the scandal be
came so notorious that it could no longer
be outfaced he took the widow to his plan
tation in Lee county, Arkansas, where
they kept house together. Mrs. Pillow's
youngest child, a girl of 13 years, was the
only other white member of the house
hold. Made Her Liaison Par.
In the course of time Mrs. Pillow gained
such an influence over King that he deed
ed her all his property, not even excepting
the house in this city occupied by his de
serted family. It seems that the deed was
not intended to be made a matter of rec
ord, but Mrs. Pillow had ideas of bu
ness which would not permit her to throw
away such an opportunity to provide
against a rainy day. She took the deeds
and quietly cmsed them to be recorded.
When King found this out he was will
with rage, and there was a terrible scene
between the two.
Discarded Her Paramour.
The result was that Mrs. Pillow or'
dered him off her plantation and he was
forced to go. Even after this he tried to
renew his relations with her, but she re
fused bis advances and then be brought
suit in the Arkansas courts and the chan
cery court at Memphis to recover bis
property. Then the whole wretched story
came out in the pleadings. The two local
papers pullished it and King sued both
for foO.OuO damages. The suits, however,
came to nothing, and the suits of King to
recover his property from' Mrs. Pillow are
still pending in the courts.
Threats Against the Victim.
The firm of Poston & Poston was coun
sel for Mrs. Pillow, and has prosecuted
her title vigorously. A very bitter feeling
was aroused bet ween the parties to the
litigation. King's bitternessagainst Mrs.
Pillow was in a measure transferred o
David Poston, the leading counseL Mon
day night King was drinking in a saloon
and raid publicly that he intended to
shoot Dave Poston on sight, The threat
was repeated to Poston, but, being
plucky, he paid no attention to it.
United to His Wronged Wife.
When Kin,; was taken to jail his first
request was for a bottle of wbUky; h is
ond for bis much wronged but still loving
wife. She visited him and an affecting
scene took place between the two, thus
reunited under the shadow of the gal
lows. Mr. Poston's family is one of
the most prominent in the city and well
known throughout the south. CoL IL
Clay King served with distinction in the
Confederate army, is a brilliant lawyer,
and is the author of King's digest of tje
laws of Tennessee, which was for a long
time a standard work.
Sale of The Minneapolis Trlbnae.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 11. The
Tribune of this city was sold yesterday to
a company headed by W. J. Murphy, of
Grand Forks, N. D. The purchase price
is said to be $100,000. Rnmor has it that
ex-Senator Gilbert A. Pierce, of North
Dakota, will assume editorial controL
Fire at Peoria, Ills.
Peobia, Ilia, March IL Fire yesterday
completely destroyed the warehouse of
the Peoria Grape Sngar company. Loss
on building was fiO.OOO; insurance, f X, OCA
The warehouse of the Pabst Brewing
company was also destroyed.
Tho President Has No Luck.
Baltimore, McL, March IL President
Harrison had no luck in shooting docks at
Beagies, Md., yesterday, ne was out
from 7 a. m. till noon, but owing to unf -vorable
winds the ducks did not come
within gunshot distance.
Thrown from a Horse and Killed.
Chicago, March II. Percy Klingman,
a mounted messenger employed by Ar
mour, was tLrowu from,. Jbi horse in the
yard of Armour's glue works yesterday
and instantly killed.
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3 Crying- Cellr.orTeethingof Infants
4 Diarrhea, of Children or Adults....
Ilysenteryt Oiiplng. BUkwCoUc...
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