of the American " Alaska Company." Acting upon this double claim, American revenue-cutters seized certain British schooners from Vancouver in 1886 and 1887, and the whole matter was thus brought to an issue. After much diplomatic correspondence between Great Britain and the United States it was agreed that, instead of resorting to the barbarous arbitrament of war, the entire question should be dealt with by a special tribunal appointed by mutual consent. Of this tribunal, which sat in Paris, 1893, the Canadian premier, Sir J. S. D. Thompson, was a member. Its award was against the United States so far as the claim of right was concerned. At the same time, in order to prevent the extermination of the seals, certain regulations were laid down as to the carrying on of the seal fisheries, and of these British Columbia is inclined to complain as unduly favoring the Alaska Company.
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