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Translation of the Memorandum of the party claimant to the honorable arbitrator, Mr. T.M.C. Asser; counselor to the ministry of foreign affairs of the ... upon by the exchange of notes between the re

Translation of the Memorandum of the party claimant to the honorable arbitrator, Mr. T.M.C. Asser; counselor to the ministry of foreign affairs of the ... upon by the exchange of notes between the re

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...for the Commander Islands, on the Russian side of the Bering Sea, and was seized on the 1st of July by the Russian authorities. I left Victoria on the 28th of May, 1889, in the British schooner Kate, as deck hand, with 10 canoes and Indian hunters with spears and shotguns. The Indians used spears chiefly. We went directly to the Snumagin Island, where we took in water and provisions, and went into Bering Sea through Unamak Pass, and sealed in those waters till some time in August, when we were ordered out by the revenue cutter and went to Victoria. We caught a little over 800 seals in the Bering Sea that year. In 1890 I left Victoria on the 17th of January in the British schooner Pioneer, Morgan, master. I shipped as a deck hand. We had 5 boats and white hunters, who used shotguns and rifles. We commenced sealing off the California coast, near Cape Blanco, and worked our way up the coast to Barclay Sound, and caught about 400 seals and put them aboard another vessel and then sealed along the coast to Bering Sea, and caught on our way up and in the sea about 1,600 more, and left Bering Sea for Victoria the latter part of August. The seals caught along the coast after the 1st of April are mostly pregnant females, and those caught in Bering Sea were females that had given birth to their young. I often noticed the milk flowing out of their breasts when being skinned, and have seen them killed more than 100 miles from the Seal Islands. I have seen live pups cut out of their mothers and live around on the decks for a week. On the Pioneer we had a couple of good hunters who would get almost all they shot at, while some of our hunters would lose a good many that they would kill and wound. A green hunter will not get more than 1 out of 5, and I have known one hunter...