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-lined columns of The M-baui, 3d Fm*> advertise ments there only cost Five Cent* a Una. VOL. 36.—N0. 46. BERING SEA MATTER The Latest Installment of Correspondence. Each Side Blames the Other for Unneeded Delay. ______ President Harrison's Impatience With the Britishers. The President* Name Mot Mentioned ln Important Interviews Between Blame and Pauncefote. Associated Press Dispatches. . Washington, June 1. —The state de partment today made public the latest installment of correspondence on the Bering sea matter. It begins with a letter from Secretary Blame to Sir Julian Paunceforte, dated May 4th. In it he refers to his proposition after the .adjournment of congress for a modus vivendi under which no Canadian sealer should be allowed to come within a cer tain number of miles of the Pribyloff islands. Lord Salisbury fearing this might provoke a conflict, the president concluded to propose a suspension of the sealing by both nations during arbi tration or during the season of 1801. Mr. Blame refers to the president's anxiety to receive an answer before leav ing for his western tour, which answer he did hot get. The silence of Lord Sal isbury seemed to imply, that he would hot restrain Canadian sealers from en tering Bering sea, and all intelligence from British Columbia showed that seal ers were getting ready to sail in large numbers. The president found that he. could not, with justice, prevent, the lea sees from taking seals on tbe Pribyloff islands. The president therefore in structed the secretary of the treasury to issue 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 killing to as small a number as the con dition of the herd might demand. On the 22d of April Blame received notice from Pauncefote that Lord Salis bury was ready to agree to tbe proposi tion, and Mr. Blame telegraphed it the president. The latter replied April 25th, expressing his satisfaction, but instruct ing Blame to inform Pauncefote that some seals must be killed by the natives for food; that the lessees are bound un der their lease from the government to feed and care for the natives, etc. Pauncefote replied, April 27th, that he did not agree with the president's suggestions, and expressed the belief that Salisbury wonld not accept it; that " the killing of seals must be cutoff abso lutely. Mr. Blame thereupon submitted to Pauncefote 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, the means of living, facilities for education, care of health, religious teaching, the training of old and young in a community of over 300 persons, are imposed upon the company by a specific article of the lease. "If the company should," says Mr. Blame, "as PauncefoA says Salis bury requests, be Wrfeprived .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 four thousand miles on specially chartered steamers. 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 the purpose, and the presi dent cannot leave these worthy and innocent people to the hazard of starvation, even to secure any form of agreement with Lord Sal isbury touching seal life. Seal life may be valuable, but the first duty of the government of the United States is to protect human life. In this exi gency the president asks that Lord Sal isbury concede to the North American company the right to take a sufficient number of seals to recompense them for their outlay; and after full considera tion, the secretary of the treasury has fixed the maximum at 7500 to be killed, and. that no females be killed, so that the productive capacity of the herd be not diminished." Secretary Blame then renews his proposition that the governments agree ■ to a suspension of seating, subject to the above proviso, saying the president be lieves the propositions are calculated to produce a result at once fair and honor able to both governments, and thus lead to a permanent adjustment of the con troversy which has already been too long left at issue. On May 6th, Sir Julian Pauncefote replied to Mr. Blame, stating that he had forwarded Lord Salisbury a tony of the secretary's note, and had cabled his lordship the precise terms of the pro posal. The British minister regrets to find some misconception as regards the complaint of delay in acquainting Lord Salisbury with Mr. Blame's second alternative proposal. This proposal (for the cessation for killing), he says, was originally made to him verbally by Mr. Blame, and he expressed reluctance at sending any more proposals to Lord Salisbury, while the latter's dispatch of February 21st last, submitting arbitra tion proposals, remained unanswered, and suggested that it would be more satisfactory if this new proposal (for the cessation of kill- 1 ing) were made concurrently with Mr. Blame's reply, and he understood Mr. Blame to assent to that suggestion. If Mr. Blame had informed him that the president, for any reason, desired that this alternative proposal should be telegraphed to Lord-Salisbury, he need hardly say he should have at once com plied with his wishes. But he cannot call to mind that the president's name was ever mentioned at that talk, which was merely a conversational exchange of views. No appreciable lose of time occurred, however, as lie acquainted Lord Salisbury with the proposal by mail, and received a prompt answer by telegraph, which enabled him to inform Secretary Blame April 20th that hia LOS ANGELES HERALD. lordship was disposed to consider the proposal favorably. "At an interview at your residence, 23d April," continued the minister, "you expressed satisfaction at Lord Sal isbury's reply, and stated that before taking further steps you desired to com municate, by telegraph, with the presi dent. At a further interview, at your residence, on the 27th, you informed me that the president desired that the modus vivendi should contain the reser vation of the right to kill a certain num ber of seals for the support of the na tives, etc. At first sight this reserva tion caused me some disappointment; it certainly appeared open to exception as detracting from the principles of equity which was the original proposal. I was concerned at your stating that it was never the intention of the president and yourself that the modus vivendi should ne put in force until the arbitration terms were settled. This, I feared, would prevent the timely application of the modus vivendi, and I notice with satisfaction that no such condition is affixed to your present proposal, al though the reservation as to the killing of a limited number of seals is main tained. 1 think there is yet time to carry gut for this season any arrange ment which may be promptly agreed to." On May 20th Acting Secretary Adee addressed a personal note to the British minister, requesting a reply of her maj esty's government. On May 26th he sent another note to the same effect, saying the president was anxious for an early response. "The situation," he added, "calls for prompt actiqn. A large fleet of Canadian sealers has been for some weeks or months on the seas. They are daily going further out of the reach of the revenue cutters, which are awaiting definite orders. Their presence is urgently needed in Bering sea, and any further delay tends to defeat the very purpose for which the agreement is sought. It is quite incom patible with fairness and justice to our citizens that this should be permitted to continue. Ample opportunity has been afforded her majesty's government to bring-this condition to a close by an ef fective'agreement, but the result is still remote. The president would he glad to know that it is near at hand and cer tain, but he can no longer hold back in the furtherance of a vague hope, to the detriment of the legitimate interests of the government ana the citizens of the United States. "I am, therefore, directed by the pres ident," continues Mr. Adee, "to inform you that orders- bine been given to the revenue steamer Rush to proceed to the sealing islands- Another revenue steamer, the Cor win, is at San Francisco nearly ready to Bail, and will very shortly put to sea. Should an agreement be reached before her departure, appropri ate orders may still be sent by her to the Islands. I mention this ln order that you may comprehend how fully this gov ernment desires to effect an arrangement for this season, and that yon may realize how a day's delay lessens the ability of her majesty's government to effectively co-operate with regard to British sub jects, and tends to destroy the practical utility of the agreement to limit seal catching." On the 27th of May Sir Julian replied to Mr. Adee that he bad communicated the letter to Lord Salisbury by cable. "I feel assured," he adds, "that his lordship will greatly regret any incon venience which may be caused your government by the: impracticability of returning an immediate reply to the proposal contained in Mr. Blame's note of the, sth inst. Lord Salisbury, as I had the honor to state to you verbally, is using the utmost expedition; but the lateness of tbe proposal, and the condi tions attached to it, have given rise to grave difficulties, as to which his lord ship has necessarily been in communi cation with the' Canadian government. His reply, however, may now arrive at any moment." THE HALE HTJBDIB TRIAL. The Details of the Cowardly Crime Re lated ln Court. Merced, Cal., June I.—The taking of testimony in the Hale murder case com menced this morning. County Surveyor Robinson testified as to the location of the house where the tragedy took place. Perry McDowell, husband of the mur dered woman, said he had been married three years; had a boy 2 years old. His wife's mother, Mrs. Middleton, lives about fifteen miles from his house; he took his wife there to visit, about De cember 25th last. She was murdered January Bth. His wife had received threatening letters from Hale's wife. Witness was here excused from the stand to hnnt up the letters, that they may be read to the jury. J. S. Middleton, brother of the mur dered woman, described the incident at the house the night of the murder. He said the family were sitting in the par lor after supper. Lottie, the murdered woman, was sitting near the stove with her little two-year-old son leaning on her lap, watching her make picture shadows on the wall for his amusement. Others of the family were watching her also, when tbe assassin fired the shot that ended the young mother's life. When the shot was heard the family thought something had exploded. They saw Lottie fall, and ran and picked her up. They saw then that she was shot. Her mother swooned, and it was several minutes before any one thought of look ing for the murderer. When they did he could not be found, hut tracks were discovered leading to Hale's house. He testified also to seeing Hale near the scene of the murder that day. The "Alta" Suspends. San Fbancisco, June I.—The Alta Cal ifornia will suspend publication with its issue tomorrow morning. The Alta is the oldest newspaper on the Pacific coast. It was established in 1849, in the early days of mining excitement in this state. In the general announcement of its suspension tomorrow morning, it declares that for some years the paper has been financially an unprofitable and losing venture, and for this reason pub lication is suspended. Trumbull's Case Postponed. San Francisco, June I.—The case of Ricardo M. Trumbull, charged with breach of the neutrality law in connec tion with the Chilean steamer Itata, was .before Commissioner Sawyer this morning. As Trumbull has been in dicted by the Los Angeles United States grand jury on a similar charge, United States District Attorney Garter asked that the matter be indefinitely post poned. The court granted the request. TUESDAY MORNING. JUNE 2, 1891.—TEN PAGES. AN URGENT QUESTION The Bering Sea Bill in the British Commons. It Passes Second Reading With out Opposition. ~~~~~~~ Blame's Latest Proposition Received with Favor. Russia to Be Consulted in the Premises. A Tribute to Canada's Dying; Premier. Associated Press Dispatches. London, June 1. —In the commons, to day, Smith moved that the Bering sea bill be read the second time. Smith said the bill dealt with a question of ur gency, and was prompted by the desire that arrangements of an amicable char acter should be made to settle the dis pute. He was sure that the parties would agree that it was better the dif ference he determined by friendly arbi- j tration than by more barbarous meth ods. There had been delay in submit ting the question to parliament, owing partly to causes which those who had experience in diplomatic negotiations I would understand, and partly to the ill ness of the Canadian premier, who bad earned the respect of everybody who had any knowledge of the services he had rendered to the empire at large, fCheers.] There could be but one feel ing, that of sorrow, that a life so valua ble seemed about to end. ["Hear! Hear!"] The consent of tbe Dominion, subject to certain conditions, appeared to be reasonable, one being that ships fitted out under the British flag for law ful fishing in Bering sea be compensated for loss during the period of prohibition. Under the bill sealing is prohibited simply in Bering sea. The effect will be a greatly diminished catch of seals, and a great rise in the prise of skins obtained south of Bering sea. The pro hibition will continue until 1892, within which time it was expected the arbitra ors would make an award. It was not proposed that the order would be issued unless Russia also consented to entire prohibition, within Bering sea,, Com pensation would depend entirely upon the actual loss a sbip-ower sustained. There was every reason to hope for the co-operation of Canada. Harconrt agreed with Smith that a serious misunderstanding between Great Britain and the United States would be a great calam ity. The government would always receive the support of the opposition in referring international questions to arbitration. The Bering sea dispute seemed above all others to be one Land- ' ing itself to arbitration. Therefore, he had nothing to say except to express satisfaction with the course adopted. It was satisfactory to find Canada a party to the arrangement. This was essen tial. Sill (Conservative) approved the ar rangement, although he thought a close time for seals ought, from October Ist to June'3oth, to prevail outside of Bering sea, as well as within. It was a mistake to suppose that the seals with in Bering sea were specially in danger of extermination. On the contrary his information showed a likelihood of there being more seals in Baring sea this year than for a long period. Chamberlain hoped the government would ascertain the position of the mar itime nations toward the question. He wanted to know whether the subjects for arbitration were agreed upon with the United States, and whether that power bad withdrawn its startling claims to the almost exclusive posses sion of Bering sea. Would the arbitra tion be confined to precautions to pre serve the seals. The question of com pensation was of minor importance. Still, he could not help thinking it was hard that this should fall on British tax payers. No compensation ought to be paid unless clear proof is produced that the vessels were really Canadian vessels. George Osborne Morgan, Sir George Campbell, Sir George Baden Howell and Mr. Bryce approved tbe issue of negotiations. Sir James Fergusson, under foreign secretary, said tbe 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. Over tures had been made to Russia for the fixing of a close time. Although no answer had been received it was known that Russia some time ago was favorable to such a measure. The government assented with reluctance to tbe United States' proposal, that 7500 seals be taken this year. The ar rangement was a temporary, one for the removal of the source of difficulty pending arbitration. The matters to be referred to arbitration were still the subject of correspondence, but the two governments steadily approached points of agreement, and he believed the reply which was about to be addressed to the United States government would bring them so closely together that a harmo nious reference would soon be obtained. The bill was then read the second time. Fergusson, secretary of foreign affairs, referring to the warning by the French naval officers at St. Pierre not to allow bait to be sold to United States fisher men, said: "It does net appear to be an infraction of the treaty of 1818 with the United States, but constitutes interfer ence with the rights of British subjects and is an assumption of jurisdiction in consistent with the rights of the British crown, therefore the government has brought the matter to the attention of France." A. Fire in Oregon. Huntington, Ore., June I.—Shortly after noon today fire started in the barn of Isenhofer & Cropper, butchers, con suming the barn and their meat market, a Chinese store, a dwelling house, and the new Commercial hotel. Three head of horses belonging to Isenhoffer & Cropper were burned. The total loss is estimated at $10,000; no insurance. Markham Going to Yosemite. Wawona, Cal., June t. —Governor Markham arrived here tonight. He is on his way to Yosemite to preside over the Yosemite valley commission for this year. WORLD'S FAIR CEREMONIES. A Military Display Will Be a Feature of the Dedication. Chicago, June I.—At a meeting of the world's fair ceremonies committee today it was stated that Colorado, California, North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Wis consin, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania will send to the dedication ceremonies, in September, 1892, the pick of the states' troops. The committee de cided to make the military display a decided feature of the big parade. E. T. Lee's scheme for a reunion of the soldiers of the north and south was discussed, and it was de cided to make to special feature of such a reunion, but soldiers wearing either the blue or the gray will be welcomed and well treated. BLAINE LOOKS FEEBLE. He Gets as Far as Boston On His Way to Maine. New York, June I.—Secretary Blame, accompanied by Mrs. Blame and Mrs. Damrosch, left this morningforßar Har bor, Maine. Boston, June I.—-Secretary and Mrs. Blame arrived this afternoon. Blame looked feeble and waa supported to his carriage. He was driven to his hotel, where he will remain until tomorrow, and then leave for Bar Harbor. A South Dakota Deluge. Stub-is, S. D., June I.—This city and vicinity was visited today by the worst storm since 1888. The water was three feet deep on the main street, and the cellars and first floors of business houses were overflowed. Railway traffic is im peded. The loss reaches thousands of dollars. BRIGANDAGE IN TURKEY. AN EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED BY A BAND OF ROBBERS. Wealthy German Passengers Taken Cap tive and Held for Ransom—Chancellor Caprivi Orders the Money Paid Over. ———— , Constantinople, June I.—A party of brigands near Tchereskei yesterday placed obstructions across the railroad track and derailed the eastern express. The place where the act of brigandage occurred lies between this city and Adrianople. The band numbered thirty men, led by the noted robber Anastasius. W hen the express reached the spot where the rails were removed, the engine tum bled over on its side, dragging with it the tender, baggage car and all the third-class passenger coaches. The first-class passenger cars, luckily, did not follow the other part of the train, bat wtnained safely on the track. When the train was disabled the brigands rushed forward uttering loud yells and brandishing ' guns in a threat ening manner, and boarded the cars. Several passengers resisted the attack and 1 one man was dangerously wounded. ! When the brigands had ended their work of robbery, they seized Oscar Greger, Herr Israel, a banker of Berlin; Herr Maguel, a land owner of Bavaria; j Herr OsckrJCotysch, of Zorbig, Prussian ' Saxony, and Freudiger, the engineer of the train. The brigands demanded $40,000 as a ransom for the captives, and Chancellor Yon Caprivi telegraphed the German embassador here authorizing him to ad vance the amount. 'The remaining pas sengers were despoiled of their belong ings and then left alone. CHICAGO JUDGESHIPS. A Fair Division of the Honors Among the Parties. Chicago, June 1. —Although eleven t circuit judges were to be elected in Chi- ' cago today, each for a term of six years, there was practically no contest, except for the eleventh place. Five Republican and five Democratic judges, who were j candidates for re-election, had a complete walk-away. The eleventh judgeship was captured by Francis Adams, candi date of the Carter Harrison Democracy, ' endorsed by the Republicans. The "straight" Democrats, in putting up a mil ticket of eleven judges, simply scat tered their strength. UNITED IN DEATH. Two Youthful Lovers Suicide With Strychnine. Galena, Ills., June I.—Two youthful lovers, Miss Ida Townsend and Elmer Foster, living in Rush township, this county, committed suicide last night. They had been out for a drive and re- - turned late in the evening. The girl's mother went to the room to call her this morning and found both dead. They had taken strychnine. The girl's father is wealthy and Foster was a farm hand, and it is said the parents opposed the union. The Portlands Consolidated. Pobtland, Ore., June I.—The total number of votes cast at the election in Portland, East Portland and Albina, on the question of consolidation under one city government, was 11,840. Of these Portland cast 7165 for consolidation and 954 against; East Portland, 1823 for, 298 against; Albina 1158 for, 402 against. The total majority in the three cities for consolidation is 10,126. . An election under the new charter will be held on June 21st. The anti-consolidationists gave up the fight early in the day. A Million-Dollar Fire. 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