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TBCE ABGUa TUESDAY. JUNE B2M891.1
Latest Communications in the
, Seal Imbroglio.
BALISEURY TOO SLOW TOR BLAINE.
The American Statesman Impelled to
Knmrl'p the p-llltTite Britihher The
Correspondence That I Inally led to
the Action In the Ilrltiah l'arlianient
The! l'lun Proposed by Itlaine for a,
Monnn' 'Vivendi Pending Arbitration,
ami "Which the Uritiith Premier Ha
Washington City, June 2. The state
department has made puMic the "recent
correspondence on the BehriiiR sea fishery
question. The first communication is
from Secretary Bliiine to Sir Julian
Fiuiucefote. It is dated May 4. lf.l, and
says: ''During the month of March last,
a few days after the adjournment of con
cress, acting under the instructions of the
president, I proposed to you that a modus
vivendi 1 agreed upon touching the seal
fisheries, pending the result of arbitration
of the question nt issue Iietween the two
governments. The president's first pro
posal, which I suhniitted to you. was tl.at
no Canadian scaler should ! allowed to
Vine within a certain numlier of miles of
fhe I'riliylulT Hands. It was, however,
the conclusion of the president, after read
ingjord Salisbury's dispatch of Feb. u'l,
that this modus vivendi miht possibly
provoke conflict in the Uehriui; sea. mid
to avoid t lint result he instructed me to
propose that sealini:, Inith on Inuilaud
sea, should lie suspended (lunm; ill- pro
greso of arbitration, or during the season
of ls'.il. On both occasions it was a con
versational exchange of views, the iirst
in my office at the state department, the
second at my residence.''
A Coin plaint of Delay.
Mr. Blaine then says that it was the
president's desire to receive a reply, that
he hqped would le favorable, before he
left Uiis city fin his western trip, but he
was disappointed, although a month liad
passed since the proposal was made. 1'n
der these circumstances Ixird Salisbury's
silence was construed to mean that the
proposal was-not satisfactory, and as the
season was Advancing, and Canadian seal
ers were preparing in larire numliers to
enter Bchring sea, the president irave or
4ers that the lessees of the seal fisheries w
permitted to take the maximum mimWr
of seals this season XUX subject to the
discretion of the government anent at the
islands to limit the number as lie saw lit.
Another Complication Arises.
April ?i Pauncefote notified Illume that
Salisbury was ready to airree that sealing
should lie suspend"d. This was tele
graphed to the president then in the west,
and he replied expressing his satisfaction,
but instructing Blaine to inform Paunce
fote that some seals wonld have to be
killed under the Cuited States contract
with-the lessees, who otherwise would In
put under great hardships, in consequence
of the terms of that contract, which im
posed certain conditions on said lessees
which were Ixjtli costly and difficult to
, I'muirefote Is Somewhat Itouhtfnl.
The secretary tells Pauncefote that ''you
will remember that when I communicated
this proposition frTu the president foyou,
on the cvet.ing of Monday, April J"., you
did U't nirrce with the jiresiffeiit s snic
ir-stion. Cn l!n' contrary, you expressed
yourself as confident that Salisbury would
U'it accept it: that in your judgment the
killinu of seals must be cut oft' absolutely
on the land and in the water, and that it
could not be stopped on either unites
StOpp"l (,n l)Oth. 'J',. Jivesidellt
refuses to Udieve that I.onl Salisbury can
Ks.itily maintain the position you have
taken when his lordship is plai-ci in full
possession of the facts."
The Lessees' tMiliat iotis.
Mr. Ilhiine then recites the obligations
Imposed byjeoutract n ponthe se:ii fisheries
lessees, giving the numlier of skins said
lessees were permitted to take and the
conditions under which they were permit
ted to take them. These conditions are in
brief that, "the means of living, the facili
ties for education, the care of health, the
religious teaching, the training of the
young and old in a community of over:00
persons, are all imposed upon the com
pany, as its solemn duty, by specific arti
cles of the lease. I enclose you a ropy of
the census of IN), giving every name of
the.'io:! persons, old and young, male and
female, who constitute the whole com
munity of the PribylofT islaeds."
A Costly Itllslne for t'e Lessees.
It is further urged bv Mi. Maine that:
"The duties thus imposed upon the com
pany must lie discharged annually with
punctuality and exactness. The comfort,
possibly the safety, of all these human be
ings, peculiarly helpless when left to them
selves, is dependent upon the company un
der the lease, and the lesseesare paid there
for by the government in the seal skins
which the company receives for the ser
vice. If the company "hall, as you say
Lord Salisbury requests, be deprived of all
privilege of taking set's, they certainly
could not lw compelled to minister to the
want of these inhabitants for an en
I'ncle Sinn's First Ilnrv.
liIf the lessees are not to In- allowed pay
ment in any form for the amount neces
sary to support these .".on people on the isl
ands, they will naturally decline to ex
pend);. No appropriation of money has
lieen made by congress for the purpose,
and the president cannot leave these wor
thy and innocent people to the hazard of
starvation, even to secure any form of
agreement with Lord Salisbury touching
seal life. Seal life may Ik- valuable, but
the first duty of the government of the
United States in this matter is to protect
NEW PROPOSALS SUBMITTED.
The !lodiis Vivendi Suggested I'enillng
Arbitration of the Case.
Then the secretary makes the proposition
under which the bill prohibiting llritish
iealers from taking seals in Behring tea
was introduced in parliament last week.
He says: "In this exigenry. the president.
Instructs me to propose to Lord Salisbury
that he concede to the Xorth American
company ....the right to take a sufficient
number of eals, and no more than suf
llcient, to Vwompense them for their out
lay in taking care of the natives; and that,
iu the phrase of the president, all 'com
mercial killing of seals lie prohibited
pending the result of arbitration.' The
secretary of the treasury has the right to
tlx the numlier necessary to the end de
sired. After full consideration, he has
limited the number to seven thousand five
hundred (T.ri; to be killed by the com
pany to repay them for the onthiy de
manded for the support of t he 300 people
on the PribylofT islands. He furtl er di
rects that no females be killed, and that
thus the productive capacity of the herd
shall nut in the slightest degree te impaired.
The American Guarantees.
"This point being fixed and agreed to,
the proposed arrangement between the
two countries wonld lie as follows: The
government of the United States .imits
t he number of seals to be killed on t le isl
ands, for purposes just described, to 7,500.
The government of the United States
Suggesting the Query, Is Civil
ization a Failure?
A COUPLE OF ATBOCIOUS CASES.
guarantees that no seals shall be killed in
the open waters of the Kehring sea 1 y any
person ou any vessel sailing .under the.
American flag, or by any American citi
zen sailing under any other flag.
John Bull's Half of the "Mod in."
"The government of Great Britain jraar-
antees that no seals shall 1 killed in the
open waters of the Behring sea by any per
sou on any vessel sailing under the British
nag, and that no British subject sha 1 en
gage in killing seals for the time agreed
upon on any vessel sailing under any other
nag. ihese prohibitions shall continue
until the 1st day of May, 1S02, w.thin
which time the arbitrators shall render
final award or awards to both govern
l'nuncefote' Kcply to Itlalne.
Under date of May 7, Minister Pat nce
fote replies, acknowledging receipt of
Blaine's communication, and announcing
that he has forwarded the same to S ilis
bury, telegraphing the exact terms (if the
proposal by cable. He regrets that nis
conception has arisen regarding the d day
complained of, and reminds Blaine 'hat
when the interviews referred to by :iim
were held, he (Pauncefote) expressed re
luctance at sending any further proposals
while Salisbury's dispatch of Feb. U'l re
mained unanswered, mid hoped that the
new proposals would accompany a re:dy
to that dispatch. He understood Bin i tie
to assent and agree to "proceed in that or.
tier." He (Pauncefote) does not remem:er
that the president's name was men
tioned iu these interviews, and would cer
tainly have at once telegraphed the I ro
posaLs if he had so understood the presi
That New Keservation.
Sir Julian says that when the new res
ervation giving the sealing company the
right to kill seals was mentioned to hi m,
at first sight it caused him some embar
rassment. "It cev.ainly appeared to me
open to exception, as detracting from the
principle of equality which was a feature
of the original proposal. But I was mc re
concerned at your stating that it never wis
the intention of the president or of your
self that the 'modus vivendi' should h
put in force until the terms of arbitration
had lieen settled. I notice wi: h
satisfaction that no such condition is
affixed to your present proposal, alt hunt, h
the reservation as to the killing of a
limited numlier of seals (in the islands is
Hurrying I"p the ltrltlshrrs.
Pauncefote ( loses with the hope that th s
explanation may remove the impression
of delay of which Blaine complains, an I
the next chapters of the correspondence
are notes from Acting Secretary Adej
dated May 'Jo and '-;, Isith by direction ( f
the president urging tlie British govern
ment to net fronTptTy Ti the new pro
posals, liecHiise the season was rapidly ad
vancing and prompt action was a verv
needful thing, and -that Canadian sealers
were taking advantage of the delay, anil
there was danger that the object of the
modus vivendi would lie defeated if Salis
bury did not soon accept the plan.
A Spur to liritisli Action.
Adee in his last note says that the presi
dent hopes that a reply will soon Ik- re
ceived, "but lie can no longer hold back,
in furtherance of a vague hope, to the det
riment of the legitimate interests of the
government and citizens of the United
States. I am therefore directed by the
president to inform you that orders have
tieeii given to the revenue steamer Bush'
to proceed to the sealing islands. Another
steamer, the 'C'orwiu' is at San Francisco,
nearly ready to sail, and will very shortly
put to sea. Should an agreement lie
reached liefore her departure, appropriate
orders may still lie sent by her to the isl
ands. I mention this in order t hat you
may comprehend how fully this govern
ment desires to effect an arrangement for
this season, and that you may realize how
each day's delay lessens the ability of her
ma jesty's government to effectively co-operate
with regard to British subjects, and
tends tii destroy the practical utility of an
agreement to limit the seal catch."
Home I'nglish Ilegrets Kx pressed.
To this Pauncefote replies that he feels
"assured that his lordship will greatly re
gret any inconvenience which may lie
caused to your government by the imprac
ticability of returning an immediate reply
to t he proposal contained in Mr. Blaine's
note to me of the 4th inst. Lord Salis
bury, as 1 had the honor to state to you
verbally, is using the utmost expedition,
but the lateness of the proposal and the
conditions attached to it have given rise to
grive difficult ies as to which his lordship
has necessarily lieen in communication
with the Canadian government. His
reply, however, may now arrive at. any
moment." And this closes the "pour
purlers" so far.
THE BILL IN THE COMMONS.
It (roc to Second Heading Scheme ot
the Canadian Sealers.
LiiMMiN, .June 2. In the house of com
mons vesterdav Smith moved the second
reading of the bill for the closing of Beh
ring sea. He said tliat the government
was endeavoring to arrive at friendly con
clusions with a kindred power. Noorderin
council would issue under the
bill unless assurances were olr
tamed that the conditions of arbitration
were sat isfactory, and that sealing would
be prevented except as to thet.Doo seals
necessary to the natives. The arrange
ment appeared the best that could lie (de
tained. The motion wasagretil to. The
bill will pass, as both great parties favor it.
Will Sail I'nder f oreign flags.
31 A dispatch from Vancouver says that
parties interested in the Behring sea fish
eries are known to lie getting ready to sail
under the German or Italian flags in the
event of a close time arrangement between
Britain and the United States. The seal
ers had made ready for a grand harvest
this season, and do not feel like being
balked, whatever the two nations may
Coal Miner on Strike.
Uryroix, Ills., June 2. The Egyptian
coal mine employes went on strike here
yesterday. The cause for the strike is a
difference of opinion between the miners
and operators regarding the contract. The
operators agree to pay every two weeks,
with ten hours' work a day. The men
claim that they were to receive ten hours
pay for nine hours work, and weekly pay.
As iMrth sides are firm an extended period
of idleness may lie looked for.
The Wave of Diabolism Seems to Have
Reached Flood Height An Old lirute's
l'lan to ltring His Wife to Terms
llring Forward the Inevitable Ogre of
Lynch Law A Young Husband Who
Kevived lark Arcs Methods In His
Own Home Sewald's Confession.
COVINGTON, Ky., June 2. A story, as
told by Mollie Ashcroft, has set the neigh
hood wild,- and her father has escaped
lynching only by flight. The family lives
on Dry creek, back among the hills. She
paid there was a mortgage on their small
farm, and that she and her mother were
both working hard endeavoring to lift the
financial load. She was working at a
neighboring house, and Saturday morning
went to see her mother. 'When she reached
the little pathway she met her father, who
was under the influence of liquor, and ho
warned her not to enter the house, as he
had whipped her mother, and intended to
The Work or the Old Unite.
He also threatened to whip the daughter
if she went near the dwelling. Knowing
that her father was drunk, she made no
lit tempt to pass by him, but, returning in
a rouudalHiut way, succeeded in getting
into the house by raising a rear window.
She went into t he front room and there
found her mother chained to the floor and
unable to move a limb. She was covered
with blood and almost unconscious. Her
head had lieen lieaten.her face was bruised
and in her struggles the chains had cut
into her flesh. Mollie ran to the homes of
several neighbors and they hastened to
her assistance. It was learned that Ash
croft and his wife had quarreled about a
sum of money.
Ten lay W ithout Food.
Mrs. Ashcroft wanted to apply the
money to the paymeut of the mortgage.
Ashcroft insisted on paying it, for an old
horse. She refused, and he jacked up a
club and commenced to lieat her. He
knocked her down, and while she was in
lin insensible condition dragged her into
the house and took two large chains and
chained her to the floor, also gagging her
to prevent an outcry. For ten days she
had lieen without food or attention. It is
supposed that she refused to give her hus
band the money. The latest reports say
that she is dead. Ashcroft will lie lynched
if he returns.
TORTURED INTO CONFESSION.
How a Hnsliand Ohtmined Proof of His
Skp.vua, Mo.. June 2. George Bnrn
ham, a young railroad man, and his wife,
Jo years old, have left Sednlia. They
came here a year ago from Illinois and
Buruham secured employment on the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas road. Ke
ceutly they went to housekeeping, and on
last Wednesday the husband was in
formed that his wife was unfaithful. He
kept watch on her movements and on Fri
day night, when she supposed Fie was out
on the road, he saw a strange man leave
started a Private Inquisition.
Hastening home, he accused his wife of
infidelity, but she denied it emphatically.
The husband, angered by her denial, bound
and gagged the woman, and drew a knife
from his pocket, threatening to cut her
throat if she struggled or attempted to cry
out. Thoroughly frightened, she wa com
pelled to submit in silence to the binding
aiid tort ure that followed. He seated her
in a chair with her hands securely hound,
placed her feet through the rungs of an
other chair, and tied them there. Then he
lit one match after another, and scorched
the woman's flesh until in an agony of
pain she signified by signs being tightly
bound and gagged that she would con
fess. Will Take Her Hack Home.
She was unloosened, anil then told her
hnsliand the story of her unfaithfulness,
naming a number of men with whom she
ii( knowledged having lieen intimate.
When she had finished, Bnniham, instead
of swearing vengeance on the heads of the
men, decided that his wife and he shonld
leave town, which they did Sunday, re
turning to their home in Illinois, when
Burnhani will leave his wife with her
SEWALD TOLD THE TRUTH.
That Wife Murderer's story Correct and
AVOK.. Minn., June The confession
of John Sewald at Sacramento. Cat., that
he poisoned his wife at Anoka is evidently
based upon fact. Thirteen years ago Cas
per Shields and wife and John Sewald
:ame to Coon Creek from Switzerland di
vet. Mrs. Sewald stopped in Ohio for
several months, arriving the next winter.
Shields and Sewald liegan the manufacture
of Swiss cheese, Mrs. Shields keeping
house for them. When Mrs. Sewald ar
rived she died very suddenlv, but no in
vestigation was made. It was learned
liter that Sewald and Mrs. Shields had
been criminally intimate.
The Netira-ka Case.
Waynk, Neb,, June y. Matilda Se-
vald, the wife of John Sewald. who has
recently confessed to the crime of murder
i:i California, came to her death in this
c tyonthe night of the 'J4th or early on
t le morning of Sept. 'Si, fsM. At the cor
oner's inquest the husband of the de
ceased woman testified that they had lieeu
married about three months, and thnt she
h id hanged herself in a fit of temporary
ii sanity. The story was received without
l.looily Work, Arresting Cowboys.
WEATnEi:?(H:n, Tex., June 2. Saturday
night Byron Cope, a cowboy and desperate
il aracter, rode into the town of Jacksbow
ai d liegan drinking and raising a disturb-
lince. He was threatened with arrest and
left town. with Sheriff Haskinsatid a posse
in pursuit, lie was overtaken and com
manded to halt but fired into the posse,
Who returned the shots. After a few min
lit is' shooting Cope was killed and Sheriff
Hi skins fatally wounded.
Went Wild Over the Bernhardt.
MELBofKXE. via Victoria, June 2
tarah Bernhardt opened an Australian
cat ipaign here Sunday night with "La
Dame Aux Camelas." There was an
enormous house and great enthusiasm
All the seats for the performance had been
told at auction. At the third act the en
tire audience sang the "Marseilles."
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U.H. t'rinary and Kidney Diseases.
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64 Broadway, N- Y-
NEW MUSIC HOUSE
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Wopdyatt 4 Go.,
;.J A FTP it I'HJta.
Were mrtVrinr i u-tl
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now riiDrn Ml "i,,ri1-
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the n-.ost marrelonn mres of Consump
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This firm have the exclusive sale for thl9 county of ih
Pieu os cl Oro;ais.
WEBER, BECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
ISSA full line also of email Mu-ical m-rv htmdiec.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kind? of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Groen Hoii.ps- Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, the largest in la. D04 Brady Street, Davtmiort, Iowj.
This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELLS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be ready in a few davs.
We are openlnftne most complete line of Hardware specialties ever Si4 l Bck
Island beside otir rcjrnlar s'ock of staple and builders' BardwaM
and Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Table as Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Eto.
BFICIALT1E3-Cllmx Cooks and Ranges, "Florida" and Wllber Hot-WatsW Heatan
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a4 Sheet Iro work, Plnmblng, Copper mlthln and Steam Fittun .
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