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FUR-SEAL ARBITRATION.

PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN,

CONCLUDED FEBRUARY 29, 1892.

WASHINGTON, D. C.:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

British view of protection and property claims

History of protection and property claims..

Mr. Blaine insisted on right of protection..

Mr. Blaine asserted ownership in seals ...

Jurisdictional questions not the true issues'.

Mare clausum doctrine inapplicable......

Mr. Phelps asserted ownership in the sealeries.

All acts not justifiable because committed on high seas

Growth of international law....

The United States adopt Mr. Phelps's views.

Lord Salisbury in error..

Rights arising out of ownership of islands and habits of seals.

All facts relating to property claim fully discussed..

Claim of protection and ownership not new.

Case of the Harriet

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PART SECOND.

REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THAT PORTION OF TIIE CASE OF GREAT BRITAIN

CONTAINED IN TIIE REPORT OF THE BRITISII COMMISSIONERS.

THE BRITISIL COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR REPORT:

The Bering Sea Commission....

The British Commissioners..

Secretary Blaine's note to the British Minister..

Meetings of the Joint Commission....

Report of the British Commissioners.

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