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THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
VOL. XX., NO. 16.
S2OO REWARD!
IWc will pay the above sum to the person
firing tut information vhich will lead to the
grtett and conviction of the party or parties
mho are maliciously removing and destroying
txir advertisements on fence* htildings, etc.,
t» and about this city.
W. M CO.,
Packer* Queen Hams jon, Corner
West and Columbia Sti S-i
HAMM M
Grass,
Cotton,
Linen,
From 50 Cents to $8.50 each;
by mail 25c extra.
Hammock Ropes,
Spreaders,
Pillows, Etc.
FOLDING CAMP COTS,
TABLES, CHAIRS,
STOOLS, ETC.
Mi Hardware Co.,
627, 629 FRONT STREET.
HAMMOCKS
j, H. ROGERS,
Booms 108 and 104 Butler
Block, Seattle.
r I hare a few very pood ranches nr*r
Seattle and also between Seattle nnd Ta
eoma that I am compelled to sell for less
than half their value. This is no idle talk
but a reality. lam in need of money and
must have it. anil for that reason I am
offering great inducements to any person
who has money to invest in ranch or acre
property of any kind. 1 am not selling
this property on commission but am the
owner, and must sell.
Two24-a- re tracts of rich black loam
land on good county road three miles from
Slaughter, S9OO for each tract; terms very
easy.
Ten 4A-acre tracts two miles from Slaugh
ter, level, rich land very near Green River
and in a very thickly settled country. Will
f-cll as much of this land as purchaser do
sirri*. Price, S3O per acre
Five or ton-acre tracts six miles from
Feat tie, rich soil and choice location for
suburban home.
ROODS 103 and 104
BUTLER BLOCK.
UILEY BROS.
S\ ATHLETIC GOODS.
SUMMER UNDERWEAR.
I FRENCH BALBRIGGAN. )•
< LIGHT WEIGHT WOOL.
H SUMMER MFRINO.
JERSEY RIBBED WOOL.
SILK AND WOOL MIXED. ;
RILEY BROS.,
II MEN'S FINE Fl RMSHERS, J;
803 Second Stieet. Corner Colum
-I>U. Seattle. I". S. A.
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DO NOT FORGET
THAT THE
REMINGTON
STANDARD
TYPEWRITER,
With al'. Its latest Improvp-ttent* sua continues to
HAD'
wlt N • Recanse n, impikivkmkvt" la ad led
lo o bl U i«' U0! " *J h >rju « a has -how ult
JJ> 0* Mactical Many svi-ralM -twriinVK.
oo u. rtMrrl
?i *L" ' ***** * no discarded as iinitc.
diamine our stock before you purchase at tba
REMIXGTOX 11 EAI\>IA RTE RS
Slortod and Typewriting Offices
A- H. D.VW6ON, -30. JSI Pioneer B>1«.
}°* £? ulh T «"»
i AiA if*'". 1 enth vreet.
41JUU V««-i>ua W n wo - A Batemau. I'. o. Wocfc.
W. P. BOYD & CO.
\ CURTAIN /
/ AND \
/ DRAPERYX
/ DEPARTMENT. \
Fresh from Eastern Manufactories. Very Latest Patterns and Styles.
Something New in Seattle and Also Very Cheap.
But the goods are strictly first-class. See range of prices below
and remember they are better values for the
money than ever shown before.
PORTIERES
For 83.00,84.00,85.00,86.00,
810.00,812.50, 815.00, 817.50,
820.00, 825.00 per pair, and
they are beauties.
SILK CURTAINS
For 87.50, 810.00, 812.50,
815.00, 820.00, 825.00, 835.00
per pair. The Orient pro
duces nothing liner than
these goods.
Front Street and Occidental Square.
PRICES THAT CONVINCE
If any lady in the city wants desirable {roods this week at prices
away below their actual value, that's what she cau find at our estab
lishment. Very true we have nothing: old or damaged, or bnrned,
but what we want is the public to examine our prices for new and
desirable poods, and then compare them with the prices of the
damaged goods before purchasing.
NEW THIS WEEK--ladies' Knit Under
wear, ladies' Hosiery, Parasols, Silk
Lisle Gloves and Mitts, Corsets, Etc., Etc.
COLMAN BUILDING, .*. .'. FRONT STREET.
GOLDEN RULE BAZAAR:
FIREWORKS, JAPANESE LANTERNS.
FIRECRACKERS, PISTOLS.
BUNTING FLAGS. TORPEDOES,
MUSLIN FLAGS, PAPER CAPS. AND
COTTON FLAGS, DECORATIONS OF ill £|*W.
GOODS SOLD TO THE TRADE AT A LIBERAL DISCOUNT
WRITE FOR CATALOGUES.
JUST RECEIVED—A carload of Refrigerators, Ice Coolers, Mason Frnit
Jars, Jelly Glasses, Stone Jars.
GOLDEN 11TJJLE BAZAAR,
E. LOBE A' CO.. .'. '.KM) to !)12 Front St.
No other city in the state ofTcrs better inducements to investors than
MONTESANO!
filtuntfil *« It ll It* Center of the Rlrlifnt Agricultural District of Wafthlngtnn.
It ha* 'J.sot> inhabitants; lino school buildings; excellent electric light system owned by
the city: $50,000 water works now under construction; fine streets; beautiful location'
aawmilia lactones, brickyard*, and unequalled railroad facilities and is the head ot naviga
tion on ui*y's harbor. *
\VI<; HAVE FOR SALE:
l-'armtns land.* at from #lO to S2OO per acra
City property at from $75 to $3,000 per lot.
It will pay YOU to address or call upon
STARR & DAM, Real Estate Brokers,
MONTESA NO, WABHIN Ur I'ON.
PRREK SITES H KSIBHKD TO FACTORIES.
jmSOKT FT ATS!
I'raftical Hat and Cap Making.
Goldstein Hat Co.
W. A. HASBROUCK & CO.,
DRUGGISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC STOCK DEALERS
TQ4 FRONT PTHKKT.
NELLE & ENGELBRECHT,
V. E. CORNER WEST AND MARION,
Importers and Dealers in all Kinds of
Window Glass, Glazed Sasli, "Doors
FIXATE GLAfcti AJND MIRROR PLATED, KTC.
LACE CURTAINS
RENAISSANCE.
Finest made, per pair, SIO.OO,
812.50, $15.00, $17.50, $20.00,
$25.00, $30.00.
BRUSSELS.
$12.50, $15.00, $17.50, $20.00,
$25.00 per pair.
SWISS.
SIO.OO and $15.00 per pair.
NOTTINGHAM.
11l Ecru and White, per pair,
$1.50, 82.00, $3.00, $4.00,
$5.00, SO.OO.
HEADQUAKTERS FOR
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1891.'
TROOPS CALLED Ol'T
To Evict Squatters From the
Pnyallnp School Farm.
JUDGE ALLYN CANNOT FORBID.
Portland and Suburbs Consolidated
by an Overwhelming Majority.
President of Spokane Tailors' l T nlon
Killed—A Klteap County Banter
Slain by Mistake for » Bear—Elope
ment From Ladner's Landing*
YAScorvM, Wash., June I.—First Lieu
tenant Cabell, with a detachment of fifteen
men from the Fourteenth infantry, left
here this afternoon for the Puyallup In
dian reservation, under orders from the
war department to keep squatters off the
reservation.
TACOMA, Jane I.—[Special.]—The order
ing by the war department of troops to
proceed frnm Vancouver barracks to drive
quatters off the Payallup Indian reserva
tion revives excitement in the attempt of
several citizens to jump the reservation
school farm. The squatters have been led by
Judge Wickersham, their claim being that
inasmuch as the reservation school farm
was not allotted in severalty to Indians
it therefore is the property of the United
States and is open for settlement. They
accordingly, about three months ago,
began the erection of shacks on the farm,
but Superintendent fcells, of the reserva
tion, sent his squad of Indian police to
drive them off. The Indian police noti
fied the squattera that if they did not
vatnoose in four hours they would eject
them bj' force. Wickersham hurried to
the superior court and secured a
temporary injunction from Judge
Allyn restraining Eells from inter
fering. This faove gave them
time to complete the shacks
and move into them. Later Allyn con
tinued the injunction until the subject
matter could be passed upon by the United
States district court, and there is where
the case now stands. Allyn is not in the
city tonight, but it is said by Deputy
United States District Attorney Sullivan
that the state court has no jurisdiction,
and Allyn should not have interfered.
This is the general belief among lawyers.
Eells respected Allyn's decisions, but re
ported fully to the federal authorities.
It is conjectured that the government
will summarily oust the squatters, thus
signifying that the state courts have no
jurisdiction. The school farm contains
about 400 acres, approximately valued at
SSOO per acre.
WELDED BY THE POPULAR TOTE.
Consolidation Carrie* the Day in Port
land by 10,000 Majority.
PORTLAND, June I.—[Special.]—Old Port
land, East Portland and Albina are one
united Portland. This was settled at the
polls today by such an overwhelming ma
jority that one wonders how any one
could oppose the measure with any
hope of defeating ii'sti an election. Th#
people of tho theee municipalities wanted
to consolidate, and their votes decided it.
The majority for consolidation is a surprise
even to those who were most honeful be
fore the election.
The day passed very quietly. The
police, for the first time in many years,
minded their own business and restricted
themselves to the maintenance of order.
None of them peddled tickets, as they
usually do at city elections.
Jim Lotan, the ringleader of the anti
consolidationist faction, gave up the fight
early in the day. But little money was
used, for it was realized that it was useless
to try to thwart the public will, and to
buy votes was equivalent to throwing
money away. One man was arrested for
repeating, and six saloon-keepers were ar
rested lor keeping their saloons open. A
grand jollification meeting will be'held in
the tabernacle tomorrow.
PORTLAND, Or., June I.—The total num
ber of votes cast at the election today in
Portland, East Portland and Albina un
der one city government was 11,840. Of
these Portland cast 7,165 for consolidation
and 954 against; East Portland, 1,823 for
and 2»S against; Albina, 1,138 for and 4452
against. The total majority in the three
cities for consolidation was 10,126.
The first election under the new charter
will be held June 21. The anti-con sol id a.
tionists gave up the fight early in the day.
MISTOOK HIS FKIF.ND FOR A BEAR
A Kitsap County Hunter Killed In the
Bushes.
TACOMA, Jnne I—[Special.]— Zack T.
P.ngman and Frank Fowler are residents
of Olalla, Kitsap county, about twelve
miles from Tacoma, and have been for sev
eral years great friends, and whenever the
opportunity offered went out hunting to
gether. Pingman was 52 years old and
Fowler only 21, but they were always com
panions in the hunting field when both
could go out. Yesterday they were to have
gone together, but when morning came
neither could get away, and so notified the
other. Later in the day both were at leis
ure, and each started to the woods with
their ritles on their shoulders.
About 5 o'clock, as Fowler was coming
home, he heard a rustle in the bushes and
seeing a dark object which he took for a
bear, tired, and as he heard something fall
to the ground ran forward and found his
friend Pingman dead, with a bullet
through his brain. lie was placed under
arrest and the body brought to the town.
In the evening a jury was summoned by
the justice, acting as deputy coroner, and
they found that the man came to his death
by accident at the hands of Frank Fowler,
and the prisoner was released. Dingman
was a married man, and leaves a widow
and three children.
The Wife of a Well-Known Farmer of
Ladnrr'i Landing Elope*.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C., June I.
[Special.]—J. Bath, a young and well
known farmer of Ladner's landing, ar
rived in this city yesterday in search of
his wife, who had left home the evening
previous ostensibly to visit friends in New
Westminster. The lady did not, however,
pay the proposed visit, and the husband
got information that she had flown. He
at once applied to Captain Pittendrigh for
a warrant for the arrest of the man,
who is a music teacher by the name of
llaiiam and who has been living at Lad
ner's for about a year. Hp could not
swear, however, that the professor had
taken anything besides the woman and
Captain Pittendrigh could not issue the
desired warrant. The magistrate volun
teered the advice that it would be as well
to let the woman go without making any
more trouble in the matter, and after a
time Mr. Bath concluded thi> was the
OFF WITH A MUSIC TEACHER.
most sensible thing to do under the cir
cumstance*.
It appears that Mrs. Bath left Lander's
landing on Saturday to visit friends in
New Westminster. but returned by the
Yosemite yesterday morning and was met
at <>uichon's landing by Hallam. When
the boat reached the latter place the lady
wns U P ai *d waiting for some one, and
when the professor boarded the steamer
he was warmly received.
Several Ladner's landing people who
happened to be on the wharf when the
steamer arrived were surprised to see the
lady so soon again, and their surprise was
increased when the professor got on board
and was welcomed so heartily. It had
been known for some time that the music
teacher was a favorite with Mrs. Bath, but
few were prepared for an event so startling
as an elopement. Before the husband
could be notified, the steamer left the
wiiarf, and the runaway couple could not
be overtaken. Delta people believe they
will lose no time in getting across from
Victoria to the Sound.
THE VOLUNTEER ARMY ROLLS.
So Badly Worn Xh»t Washington Names
Cannot be Copied.
OLTMPIA, June I.—[Special.]—Adjutant-
General O'Brien has received word from
the war department that the rolls pertain
ing to the volunteer army have, through
constant handling, become so badly worn
that it has been found necessary to re
strict the use of them to the current work
of the department. This is in order that
these valuable records may be preserved
until they can be reproduced and their
safety assured. This will prevent the se
curing of the names of citizens of Wash
ington territory who served in the army,
navy and marino corps during the war of
the rebellion, as requested by enactment
of the last legislature.
KILLED BY A RUNAWAY.
A Spokane Tailor's Neck Broken While
Out Driving With a Lady.
SPOKANE, June I.—[Special.]—August
Bergman, president of the Tailors' Union
of this city, was instantly killed two miles
east of town last night about 11 o'clock,
by being thrown from a buggy.
Bergman was out driving with Miss Eva
Peterson, and when coming down a grade
the horse took fright and ran away, throw
ing both occupants out. Bergman was
killed instantly, his neck being broken;
Miss Peterson was unhurt.
THE «• ALTA CALIFORNIA" PEAD.
Pioneer Paper of the Coast Wrecked by
Bad Management.
SAW FRAXCIRCO, June I. —The Alia Cali
fornia will suspend publication with its
issue tomorrow morning. The Alia is the
oldest newspaper on the Coast. It was
established in 1849 in this state. In an
editorial announcing its suspension to
morrow morning, it declares that for some
years the paper has been financially an
unprofitable and losing venture, and for
this reason publication is suspended.
Cruelty to an Indian Woman.
PORTLAND, June I.—[gpecial.]—Mollie
Gay, an Indian woman, who was arrested
on the Sileti reservation for arson, and
brought to Portland for trial in the United
States court, died in Portland hospital
thin morning. The cause of death
is believed to be excitement and
nervous strain incident to the trial.
She was charged with setting fire to a barn
belonging to a neighbor, and during the
trial before Judge Deady she gave prema
ture birth to a child. She wa&then taken
to the county jail, but as she grew worse
she was removed to the hospital a week
ago. The trial was never fftiished. Her
husband will take the remains back to
tne reservation tomorrow.
The Fourth at Fairhaven.
FAIRHAVEN, June I.—[Special.]—At it
public meeting of citizens held tonight a
grind celebration of the Fourth of July
war determined upon, and a general com
mittee of seventeen, of which Mayor "Wil
son is chairman, was chosen to take charge
of all arrangements. It is intended to
make the event the greatest public demon
stration in the history of the city. An
elegant trophy will be offered for a great
match game of lacrosse between the New
Westminster and Vancouver clubs, and
liberal prizes will be given for other
sports. . A large attendance is expected
from the Sound cities, and also from New
Westminster, Vancouver and Victoria.
The Robert and Minnie.
LOB AXOEI.ES, June I.—The case of Rob
ert L. Trumbull, Joe Albert and Captain
James O'Farrell, who were charged with
violation of the neutrality laws, were to
day set for trial September 16. The five
sailors of the Robert and Minnie, held as
witnesses, are still in jail, and unless bail
is given for them they will have to remain
there until that time. The schooner Rob
ert and Minnie will probably be released
tomorrow, a bond having been given for
15,000, as required by the authorities.
Yakima's >"ew City Officers.
NOHTH YAKIMA, June I.—[Special.]—The
new council met for the first time tonight,
with Mayor Nichols in the chair. There
was a close and long contest over the
offices of city marshal, clerk and treasurer.
The successful candidates were: Penjamin
McMurty, marshal; G. W. Rodman, clerk;
W. L. Stienweg, treasurerr F. 11. Rudkin,
attorney; J. A. Leach, street commis
sioner; J. E. Swartz, sexton, and Dr. W.
G. Coe, health officer. »
Taroma Water and Whisky.
TACOMA, June 1. —[Special.]—The city
council this evening decided to call a
special election to pass upon the question
of buying the Tacoma Light and Water
Company's water plant or build a new
plant.
Five more saloon-keepers have been ar
rested by the Anti-Sunday Saloon Associa
tion for violation of the Sunday law.
Governor Ferry Prostrated.
OLTMTIA, June I.—[Special.]—Governor
Ferry is confined to his room at the
Olympia hotel with nervous prostration.
SIR JOHN" MACDONALI) LIVES.
Condition Vnfhangfd lit Midnight—The
Future of Canadian Politic*.
OTTAWA, June 2.—At niidnisht Sir John
Macdonald's condition was reported about
the same, with every prospect of passing
through the night.
TORONTO, June I.—Discussing the ques
tion as to what will follow in the event of
Sir John A. Macdonald's death, the Globe,
the principal organ of the Liberal party,
says: "Hints which have been thrown out
about coalition are out of the question. The
Liberals would n*>t coalesce with Tupper or
Langevin upon any terms, nor join with
Abbott or Thompson, except upon a clear
understanding that the national policy
should be abandoned in favor of free trade
with the United States. Whoever Sir
John's successor may be, the task
before him will be one of extraor
dinary difficulty. The Liberals are pre
pared, putting public considerations first,
to do everything that is fair and reasonable
to enable the queen and the government to
be called on, but thev cannot be expected
to condone things which they have con
demned or to support a iiscal policy which
they kaow to be wrong."
CLOSED SEAL SEASON.
The Victoria Poachers to Be
Compensated for Loss.
BILL PASSES SECOND READING.
Only 7,500 of the Animals to Be Slain
on the Islands.
Summery of the Correspondent Be
tween Salisbury and Blaine-Waters
of Bering Sea to Be Held Inviolate
Fending the Award of Arbitrators.
London, June I.—ln the commons today
Smith moved that the Bering sea bill be
road the second time. Smith said that
the bill dealt with a question of urgency,
and was prompted by a desire tnat ar
rangements of an amicable character
should be made to settle the dispute. He
was sure that all parties would agree that
it was better for the difference to be deter
mined by friendly arbitration than by more
barbarous methods. [Cries of"Hear,hear !"1
lhere had been delay in submitting the
question to parliament, owing partly to
causes which those who have had expert*
euce in diplomatic negotiations would un
derstand, and partly to the illness of the
Canadian premier, who had earned the re
spect of everybody who had any knowl
edge of the service he had rendered
to the empire at large. [Cheers.]
There would be one feeling,
that of sorrow that a lif« so
valuable seemed about to end. [Hear!
hear!]
The consent of the Dominion was subject
to certain conditions which appeared to be
reasonable ones, being that the ships fitted
out under the British llag for lawful fish
ing in Bering sea be compensated for their
lo9s during the period of prohibition. Un
der the bill sealing is prohibited simply
within Bering sea. The effect will be to
greatly diminish the catch of seals and
produce a great rise in the price of skins
obtained south of Bering sea. The prohi
bition will continue until ISD2, within
which time it was expected that the arbi
trators would make the award. It was
not proposed that an order be issued un
less Russia also consented to entire prohi
bition within Bering sea. The amount of
compensation would depend upon the ac
tual loss the ship owners sustained.
There was every reason to hope for the
co-operation of Canada.
Harcourt agreed with Smith that a se
rious misunderstanding between England
and the United States would be a great
calamity. The government would always
receive the support of the opposi
tion in referring international questions
to arbitration. The Bering sea dispute
seemed, above all others, to be one lend
ing itself to arbitration. Therefore, he
had nothing to say except to express satis*
faction with the course adopted. It was
satisfactory to find Canada a party to the
arrangement. This was essential.
Still, Conservative, adopted the arrange
ment, although he thought the close time
for seals ought to last from October 1 to
June 30, and to prevail outside of Bering
sea as well as within. It was a mistake to
suppose that seals within Bering sea were
especially in danger of extermination. On
the contrary his information showed a
likelihood of there being more seals in
Bering sea this year than for a long period.
Chamberlain hoped that the government
would ascertain the position of maritime
nations toward the question. He wanted
to know whether the subjects for arbitra
tion were agreed upon with the United
States, and whether, after that power had
withdrawn its claims to almost exclusive
possession of Bering sea, arbitration would
be confined to precautions to preserve
seals. The question of compensation was
of minor importance. Still he
could not help thinking that it
was hard that this should fall
on the British taxpayers. No compensa
tion ought to be paid unless clear proof
was produced that the vessels were really
Canadian vessels.
George Osborn Morgan, Sir George
Campbell, Sir George Baden-Powell
and Mr. Bryce approved the
issue of the negotiations. Sir
James Ferguson, nnder foreign secretary,
said that arbitration would be concerned,
not only with the respective rights of
England, the United States and Canada in
Bering sea, but also with measures to
preserve the seals. Overtures had been
made to liussia for the fixing of a
close time. Although no answer had
been received, it was known some time
ago that .Russia was favorable to such
measures. The government assented with
reluctance to the United States' proposal
that 75,0 CX) seals be taken this year. The
arrangement was a temporary one. made
for the removal of the source of diffi
culty pending arbitration. The matters
to he referred arbitration
were still the subject of correspond
ence between tbe two governments,
and a point of agreement is being ap
proached steadily. He believed that the
reply which was about to be addressed to
the United States would bring them so
closely together that an harmonious
settlement would soon be obtained.
The bill was then read the second time.
WASHISGTOS CITT, June I.— The state
department today made public the late.st
installment of the correspondence on the
Bering sea matter. It begins with a letter
from Secretary Blaine to Sir Julian Taunce
fote, May 4. In it he refers to his propo
sition, after the adjournment of congress,
for a modus vivemli, under which no
Canadian sealer should be allowed to come
within a certain number of railfs of the
I'ribilof islands. Lord Salisbury, tearing
this might provoke a contiict, the presi
dent concluded to propose suspension of
sealing by both nations during arbitration
or during the season of 1891. Mr. Blaine
refers to the president's anxiety to re
ceive an answer before leaving
for his Western tour, which answer he did
not get. The silence of Lord Salisbury
seemed to imply that he would not re
strain Canadianseaiers from entering Ber
ing sea, and, as ail intelligence from Brit
ish Columbia showed that the seab-rs were
petting ready to sail in large numbers, the
pjtr dent fonnd he could not with justice
prevent the lessees from takin® seals on
the Pribilof islands. The president there
fore instructed the secretary of the treas
ury to ifsue to the lessees the privilege of
taking the maximum number of 60,000
seals the coming season, subject to the
discretion of the special agent to limit the
kitting to a smaller number, as the con
dition of the herd might demand.
On April 22 Blaine received notice from
Paunrefote that Salisbury wa« ready to
agree to the proposition, and Mr. Blaine
telegraphed it to the president.
The latter replied April 25 expressins
satisfaction, but instructing Blaine to in
form Pauncefote that some seals must be
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killed by the natives for food; that the
lessees are bound under their lease from
the government to feed and car* for th*
natives, etr.
Pauacefote replied, # April 27, that he did
not agree with the president's suggestions,
an expressed a belief that Salisbury would
not accept; that the killing of seals must
be cut off absolutely.
Blaine thereupon submitted to Taunce
fote a statement of exactly what terms in
regard to caring for the natives of Alaska
were imposed upon the North American
Company by the lease; in short, means of
lmng, facilities for education, care of the
health, religious teaching, training of old
and young in a community of over .TOO
persons are imposed upon the company by
a specific article of the lease. If the
company should, as Pauncefote says
Salisbury requests, bo deprived of all
privilege of taking seals, they certainly
could not be compelled to minister
to the wants of these people
for an entire year. It evidently
requires a considerable sum of money to
furnish all the requisite supplies, which
must be carried 400 miles on a specially
chartered steamer. If the lessees are not
to be allowed payment in any form they
will naturally decline the expense. No
appropriation has been made by congress
for this purpose, and the president cannot
leave thise worthy and innocent people
to the hazard of starvation, even to se
cure any form of agreement with
Lord Salisbury touching seal life.
Seal life may lie valuable, but the first duty
of the government of the United States is
to protect human life. In this exigency
the president asks that Lord Salisbury con
cede to the North American Company the
right to take a sufficient number of seals
to recompense them for their outlay, and
after full consideration the secretary of the
treasury has fixed the maximum at 7,500
to be killed, and that no females be killed,
so that the productive capacity of the herd
be not diminished.
Secretary Blaine then renews the prop'v
sition that the governments agree to sus
pension of sealing, subject to the above
proviso, saying the president believes the
propositions are calculated to produce a
result at once fair and honorable to both
governments, and thus lead to a perma
nent adjustment of a controversy which
has already been too long left at issue.
On May 5 Sir Julian Pauncefote replied
to Mr. Blaine, stating that he had for
warded to Lord Salisbury a copy of the
secretary's note and had cabled his lord
ship the precise terms of the proposals.
The British minister regrets to find som«
misconception as regards the complaint of
delay in acquainting Lord Salisbury with
Mr. Blaine's second alternative proposal.
This proposal—for cessation of killing— he
says was originally made to him
verbally by Mr. Blaine, and he
expressed some reluctance at sending
any more proposals to Lord Salisbury
while the latter's dispatch of February 21
last, submitting arbitration proposals, re
mained unanswered, and suggested that it
would be more satisfactory if this new
proposal—cessation of killing—were made
concurrently with Mr. Blaine's reply, and
understood Mr. Blaine to assent to that
suggestion. If Mr. Blaine had informed
him that the president for any reason de
sired that this alternative proposal should
be telegraphed to Lord Salisbury,
he need hardly say that he should
have at once complied with
his wishes. But he cannot call to mind
that the president's name was ever men
tioned at that talk, which was merely a
conversational exchange of riews. No
appreciable loss of time occurred, how -
over, as he acquainted Lord Salisbury
with the proposal by mail, and received a
prompt answer by telegraph, which en
abled him to inform Secretary Blaine,
April 20, that his lordship was disposed to
consider the proposal favorably. The
writer continues:
At an Interview at your residence you ex
presaed satisfaction at Lord Salisbury'! reply,
and stated that before taking further step* yon
desired to communicate by telegraph with tbe
preiident. At a further interview at yonr resi
dence, on the 27th, yon informed me that tho
president desired that the modus Vivendi
should contain reservation of the right
to kill a certain number of seals for
snpport of the natives, etc. At first
sight thia reservation caused me some disap
pointment It certatnly appeared open to ex
ception as detracting from the principle of
equity, which was a feature of the original pro
posal. I was concerned at your stating that it
was never the Intention of the president or
yourself that the modus vlvendi would be put
ID force until tbe arbitration terms were
settled. This I feared would prevent
timely application of the modus vivendi, and
1 notice with satisfaction that no such condi
tion is affixed to your present proposal, although
tbe reservation as to the killing of a limited
number of seals is maintained. lam clad to
think there Is yet time to carry ont for this sea
son any arrangement which may be promptly
agreed to.
On May 30 Acting-Secretary Adee ad
dressed a personal note to the British min
ister, requesting a reply from her majesty 'i
government. On May 26 he sent another
note to the same officer, saying he was
anxious for an early response. He added :
The situation calls for prompt action. \
large ileet of Canadian sealers have been for
some weeks or months on the seas. They are
daily going further out of reach. The revenue
cutters have awaited definite orders. Their
presence is urgently needed in Bering sea, and
any further delay tends to defeat the very pur
pose for which the agreement is sought. It is
quite incompatible with fairness and justice ti
our citizens that this should be permitted
to continue. Ample opportunity has
been nfforded her majesty a government
to bring this condition to a closi
by an effective agreement, but the result is
still uncertain, and, to all appearances, remote.
The president would be glad to know it is near
at hand and certain, but he can no longer hold
back in furthe:ance of a vagne hope to the det
riment of the legitimate interests of the govern
ment and citizens of tbe United States. I am
therefore directed by the president to inform
you that orders have been given to the revenue
steamer Rush to proceed to the seal
islands. Another revenue cutter, the
Corwin, is at San Francisco, nearly
ready to sail, and will very shortly put to sea.
Should an agreement be reached before her de
parture, appropriate orders will be sent by her
to the islands. I mention this in order that you
may comprehend fully that this government de
sires to effect an arrangement for thia season,
and that you may realize bow much a day's d*-
lay lessens the ability of her majesty's govern
ment to effectively co-operate with regard to
British subjects and tends to destroy the prac
ticality of an agreement to limit the seal
catch.
On May 27 Sir Julian replied to Mr.
Adee that he had communicated the lat
ter^'s note to Lord Salisbury by cable, lie
added:
I feel assured that his lordship will great'y
regret any inconvenience which may be cancel
your government by the impractibllity of re
turning an immediate reply to the pioposal
contained in Mr. Blaine's of the 4th insi.
Lord Salisbury, as I had the honor to
state to you verbally, Is using the utmost exps*
dition. but the lateness of the proposal and the
conditions attached to it hare given rise 'o
Krave difficulties as to which his lordablp b.ia
necessarily been In comni'i nidation with the
Canadian government. His reply, however,
may now arrive at any moment.
A South Dakota Town Flooded.
STCBGIS, 8. D.— June L This dty and
vicinity were visited to day by the worst
storm since 1388. Water was three feet
deep on Main street, and the cellars and
first floors of business houses were over
flowed. Kail way traffic was impeded.
The ION will reach thousands of dollar*

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