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argentine republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Señor Luis M. Drago to Señor Martin Garcia Mérou. (Transmitted to the Department of State by the Argentine minister.) 1902. Dec. 29 Monroe doctrine and diplomatic claims of European powers. Argument against the use of force in collecting the latter as a violation of the former. 1
Mr. Hay to Señor Mérou 1903. Feb. 17 Same subject. Position of the United States is announced in quoted passages of the President’s messages to Congress of 1901 and 1902. The United States will be glad to see the decision left to an impartial arbitration. 5
255 Mr. Ames to Mr. Hay. May 5 Same subject. Reports gratification of the minister for foreign affairs at the favorable comments of the press of the United States on his note of December 29, 1902, and improvement of public sentiment toward the United States. 6
257 Same to same May 6 Message of the President of the Argentine Republic to Congress. Transmits copies and translation. 7

austria-hungary.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
7 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay 1903. Jan. 23 Commercial agents of the United States. Point raised by the Austrian Government that the consular convention does not provide for officers styled “commercial agents” has been relinquished, the term being accepted as synonomous with “consular agents.” 14
8 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer Feb. 19 Same subject. Commercial agents of the United States enjoy the same powers and privileges as other principal consular officers. They differ in that respect from officers described in international law by that title and for whom recognition is not asked. 15
19 Mr. Rives to Mr. Hay Mar. 18 Same subject. Commercial agents will be recognized and permitted to discharge their official duties, but no exequaturs will be issued. 16
26 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer Apr. 9 Recognition accorded by the Austro-Hungarian Government to Commercial Agent John Steel Twells at Carlsbad is regarded as sufficient. 16
53 Same to same Nov. 14 Admission of United States corporations to engage in business in Austria-Hungary. Incloses letter from Charles Strauss stating that before he is allowed to open a branch office at Vienna he will be obliged to file a certificate that Austrian subjects are admitted to trade in the United States. Instructs to ascertain about the requirement and the form of the certificate. 17
56 Same to same Nov. 23 Same subject. Incloses letter of November 19 from Charles Strauss. 17
84 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay Dec. 14 Same subject. Certificate not required. States requirements to be fulfilled by Mr. Strauss. 18
Mr. Hengelmuller to Mr. Hay. Dec. 15 Renunciation of American citizenship. Asks whether the Hungarian Government may restore their original nationality to Hungarians who declare their renunciation before a Hungarian magistrate. Cites the case of Joseph Fuchs. 19
49 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hengelmüller Dec. 23 No provision is made by the laws of the United States for issuing a certificate of renunciation of citizenship, and the United States interposes no obstacle to the Austro-Hungarian Government to admit American citizens as subjects of that Government. 20
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bulgaria.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Sept. 19 Presentation of credentials. The Prince of Bulgaria expressed pleasure at the establishment of direct diplomatic relations. 21
Prince Ferdinand to President Roosevelt (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 21
President Roosevelt to Prince Ferdinand (telegram). Sept. 21 Same subject. Appreciates the friendly message of the Prince. 21
11 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Sept. 24 Same subject. Gives detailed account of the ceremonies and attentions paid him by the Prince. 21

brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
441 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay 1902. Aug. 14 Free navigation of the Amazon River. Incloses decree ordering collection of duties on goods on ships entering or leaving the river. 36
444 Same to same Aug. 19 Same subject. Decree in No. 441 has been corrected so as to make it applicable to Bolivia only. 36
464 Same to same Oct. 31 Same subject. French and German Governments have protested against transit duties on the Amazon. 37
466 Same to same Nov. 7 Same subject. The protest of the French minister against transit duties has received the approval of his Government. 37
302 Mr. Hay to Mr. Seeger Dec. 9 Same subject. Directs proper remonstrance against the imposition of transit duties on goods from Bolivia. 38
Mr. Seeger to Mr. Hay 1903. Jan. 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of note to the minister for foreign affairs, remonstrating against the suspension of free navigation of the Amazon. The measures are inspired by jealousy of alleged American expansion, and began with the granting of the Acre concession to the American syndicate. Incloses opinion of French jurist, L. Renault, and memorandum of the Bolivian minister to the British Government on the subject. 38
316 Mr. Hay to Mr. Seeger Feb. 17 Same subject. Free navigation of the Amazon River seems, as stated in L. Renault’s opinion, to have been established by the constitution of Brazil. 41
Mr. Seeger to Mr. Hay Feb. 22 Same subject. Transit duties formally abolished. Cash settlement has been made by Brazil with syndicate. Incloses circular of minister for finance reestablishing free transit as an act of grace to Bolivia. 41
Same to same Mar. 3 Same subject. Incloses reply of minister for foreign affairs to protest in his dispatch of January 20. It contends that the right to free navigation does not belong to States through which tributaries of the Amazon run unless sanctioned by treaty. 42
11 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Hay Apr. 16 Monroe doctrine. Note of the Argentine minister for foreign affairs criticised in Brazil. Incloses newspaper article reflecting general opinion in Brazil. 24
Treaty between the United States and Brazil. Apr. 30 For the extradition of criminals. Text 27
20 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Hay May 8 First annual message of President Rodriguez Alves, with translation of part relating to foreign relations. 33

china.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
779 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1901. Oct. 16 Foreign traders in Peking. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to the removal of, and the payment of octroi tax on all goods but those certified to be for the use of the legations. Prospects of Peking being made a treaty port discussed. 119
416 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conner Nov. 23 Same subject. Approves course taken by him 121
[Page XLV]1169 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1902. Dec. 11 Citizenship of Mongolian women married to 44 United States citizens. Incloses for Department’s approval his opinion that the women can not acquire United States citizenship, but that the children are citizens. 44
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Russian customs and postal service in leased territory and Manchuria. Reports that the Russians are arranging with the Chinese Government customs service for Talienwan and interior Manchurian ports similar to the maritime customs under Russian commissioner; post-offices under the same control. 46
1175 Same to same Dec. 17 1903. Same subject. Transmits details relating to the subject. 46
606 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Jan. 3 Same subject. So far as disclosed, no ground is afforded for representations. If any danger to American interests should develop, legation may take appropriate action. 46
1191 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Jan. 19 Expiatory monument to the memory of Baron von Ketteler, the German minister murdered in Peking. Inauguration of, on January 18 reported. Text of inscription, speeches made by officials. 77
1193 Same to same Jan. 22 Rebellious movements in the north and south and brigandage in Manchuria. Reports condition of affairs. The Imperial Government is confining itself to putting off outbreak by avoiding conflict with the leaders. 79
622 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Feb. 5 Citizenship of Mongolian women married to United States citizens. Approves opinion in his 1169 and cites cases on the construction of the phrase “and who might lawfully be naturalized.” 45
1219 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Feb. 21 Consuls engaged in business. Question as to the right to attend consular meetings, put by the consul at Chefoo, answered in the affirmative. Incloses letters from and to Consul Fowler. 82
1228 Same to same Mar. 6 Russian customs service in leased territory and Manchuria. Reports that Chinese are resisting Russian scheme, and that, as a consequence, goods are entering without payment of duty. 48
1233 Same to same Mar. 10 Russian enterprise in Manchuria. Incloses letter from consul at Niuchwang, reporting steps taken by Russia to gain commercial and political control. 49
1236 Same to same Mar. 12 Boxer movement in Chihli promptly suppressed by viceroy. Incloses proclamation. 80
1242 Same to same Mar. 20 Consular jurisdiction in territory leased to Russia. Incloses Russian circular setting forth restrictions on. 84
1246 Same to same Mar. 25 Manchuria. Russian courts established in various parts of—to take the place of the consular court at Niuchwang, whose jurisdiction is limited to that port. Incloses letter from Consul Miller, representing hardship on American plaintiffs and reply thereto acknowledging Russia’s right. 49
1252 Same to same Mar. 31 Treaty ports in Manchuria. Recommends Tatung-kou in preference to Taku-chan and Mukden and Harbin, gives reasons and asks instructions. 51
656 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger Apr. 13 Consuls engaged in business. Right of, to take part in the deliberations of the consular corps can not be denied, discusses the question in all its bearings, and approves his letter to the consul at Chefoo in his 1219. 88
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 18 Manchuria. Reports that Niuchwang is not yet evacuated, that the Russian minister alleges as reason for delay unfinished negotiations for permanent sanitary commission under Russian domination. 53
1270 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram 53
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 23 Same subject. Reports new demands made by Russia before evacuating, and that Chinese Government refused to comply with them. 53
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Apr. 25 Same subject. Directs to insist on our request for treaty ports and consulates and to make known our objections to second clause, excluding all foreigners except Russians from Chinese service. 54
[Page XLVI] Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). 1903. Apr. 29 Manchuria. Conditions for evacuations. Gives substance of reply of Russian Government to the inquiry of the United States Government relating to. 54
1283 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses his note to the Chinese Government in compliance with Department’s telegram of April 25, and reports filing of notes of warning and protest by the British and Japanese ministers. 54
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay May 2 Same subject. Reports that-the Chinese commissioners decline to discuss the opening of Manchurian ports. 55
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 3 Same subject. Has sent by mail the Russian note to the Chinese Government containing demands which must be agreed to before evacuation will take effect. 56
1284 Same to same May 4 Same subject. Incloses note referred to in above telegram. 56
Same to same (telegram) May 7 Same subject. Opening of treaty ports. Reports that Russian chargé still insists that no Manchurian ports shall be opened. 58
1288 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses Consul Miller’s report of occupation by the Russians of territory opposite Niuchwang, which they evacuated six months ago. 58
674 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger May 16 Same subject. Opening of treaty ports. Instructs to consult freely with his colleagues and the Japanese treaty commissioners, and to report their views and his own. 59
Same to same (telegram) May 18 Same subject. Treaty ports. Instructs to obtain a written statement from the Chinese Government of its objections to complying with our request, and of what it proposes instead. 60
Same to same (telegram) May 23 Same subject. Treaty ports and consulates. Instructs to tell the Russian minister, on his arrival at Peking, that the Russian Government has assured us that it is not opposed to our proposition of open ports and consulates, and to ask his cooperation. 60
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 28 Same subject. Treaty ports and consulates. Gives substance of note from the Chinese Government stating its position in relation to. 60
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). May 29 Same subject. Treaty ports and consulates. Gives substance of reply to be made to Chinese note reported in above telegram. 61
1308 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Treaty ports. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office, and reports interview with the principal secretary of the foreign office, who states that the Chinese Government will herself open the Manchurian ports. 61
Same to same (telegram) May 30 Same subject. Treaty ports. The Russian minister states that Russia is not opposed to open ports and consulates, but that he can not cooper ate with Mr. Conger without instructions. 63
Same to same (telegram) June 6 Same subject. The Russian minister thinks that reply as to cooperation has been sent from St. Petersburg to the Department of State. 63
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to take no action until further instructed. The matter is being discussed at Washington. 63
1318 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay June 9 Same subject. Reports conversation with the Russian minister, and incloses note to the Chinese foreign office. 64
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). June 16 Same subject. Treaty ports. Gives substance of a telegram from the United States embassy in Russia on the subject, and instructs him to confer fully with the Russian minister and to report result to the Department. 64
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 18 Same subject. Treaty ports. Has communicated to the Russian minister the demands of the United States. The minister says he has no instructions and can make no statement concerning Russia’s attitude. 65
1327 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above and reports conversation with the Russian minister. 65
1333 Same to same June 23 Same subject. Treaty ports. Reports that the Japanese and British’ representatives agree with him in regard to ports mentioned. Reports action of these powers, which are the only ones interested in the matter. 65
[Page XLVII] Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. July 1 Manchuria. Treaty ports. Reports that Prince Ch’ing again promised that China would open ports after evacuation, but could not give written promise. 66
1314 Same to same do Same subject. Treaty ports. Reports details of interview with Prince Ch’ing. 66
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). July 13 Same subject. Treaty ports. Fails to appreciate the failure of Prince Ch’ing to give written promise. Directs to continue urging compliance with our request for. 67
Same to same (telegram) July 14 Same subject. Treaty ports. Quotes memorandum of Russian embassy setting forth Russian position, and instructs to hand copy to Prince Ch’ing and to urge in the strongest manner immediate agreement. 67
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 22 Same subject. Treaty ports. Prince Ch’ing has given written promise that China will open ports after evacuation by Russia. 68
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Treaty ports. Promise of Chinese Government to open ports after evacuation is unsatisfactory. Should be included in the treaty. 68
1353 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay July 23 Same subject. Treaty ports. Reports interview with Prince Ch’ing. Gives reasons why it is preferable to sign treaty now without reference to ports. Incloses correspondence. 68
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). July 26 Same subject. Treaty ports. Written agreement to sign treaty providing for opening of Moukden and Ta-tung-kou will be accepted. Will insist on inclusion of article in treaty providing for new ports in Manchuria and will not sign the treaty without it. 70
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 3 Same subject. Treaty ports. Reports conference with the Prince on the subject of above telegram. The Prince promises to reply very soon. 70
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 14 Same subject. Treaty ports. Promise of the Chinese Government to sign treaty October 8 containing provisions for. 71
1369 Same to same do Same subject. Treaty ports. Incloses note containing promise as reported in above telegram. 71
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 15 Same subject. Treaty ports. Prince Ch’ing’s note satisfactory. 74
1370 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Aug. 17 Same subject. Confirms above telegram 74
1372 Same to same Aug. 21 Rights of foreigners in Peking. Incloses Chinese note stating that the practice of allowing foreign merchants to buy property and to engage in business will be discontinued. 121
1374 Same to same Aug. 25 Manchuria. Treaty ports. An-tung is reported to be much more desirable than Ta-tung-kou. Admiral Evans has been asked to investigate. 74
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 9 Same subject. Treaty ports. An-tung, found to be preferable. Prince Ch’ing has no objection to substituting same in treaty. 75
1385 Same to same do Same subject. Treaty ports. Gives full details as to the desirability of substituting An tungfor Ta-tung-kou. In closes papers in support of his opinion. 75
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 12 Same subject. Treaty ports. Reports that the Chinese Government consent to the substitution of An-tung for Ta-tung-kou. 76
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Treaty ports. Substitution of An-tung for Ta-tung-kou is approved. 77
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 23 Same subject. Evacuation. Directs to inform the Chinese Government again that the treaty must be signed on October 8, and that the date is not contingent on the action of Russia. 77
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 24 Treaty. Prince Ch’ing has again promised that the treaty shall be signed on October 8. 77
716 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Oct. 7 Right of war vessels to visit Chinese inland waters. Incloses correspondence with the Navy Department in regard to the visit of United States gunboats to the upper Yangtse. 85
Messrs. Conger, Goodnow, and Seaman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 8 Treaty. Report that the treaty with China has been signed. 77
Treaty between the United States and China. do For the extension of the commercial relations between them. Text. 91
718 Mr. Fay to Mr. Conger Oct. 9 Rights of foreigners in Peking. Approves his course in not making reply to note in his 1372, but leaving the matter open for future discussions. 122
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colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
732 Mr. Hart to Mr. Hay 1903. Mar. 2 Missionary schools in Colombia. Difficulty met in obtaining permission to resume their work notwithstanding the promises made by the Colombian Government. Reports his actions and incloses correspondence. 123
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Mar. 18 Canal treaty. Inform Colombian Government Senate yesterday approved canal convention without amendment. 133
741 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay Mar. 30 Same subject. Chances of ratification, in present condition of public opinion, seem to depend chiefly on the earnestness of the Government and the French Company. 133
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Apr. 7 Same subject. If the subject of the request of Colombia to the canal and railroad companies for appointment of agents to negotiate cancellation of the present concessions, etc., arises, inform the Colombian Government that the treaty covers entire matter, and any change would be in violation of the Spooner law, and not permissible. 133
6 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay Apr. 15 Same subject. Revulsion of public feeling in regard to the canal treaty has been brought about by the press, possibly with the connivance of the Government and the intent of obtaining more money. 134
10 Same to same Apr. 24 Same subject. Notice has been given to the Government that all matters relating to the concessions of the canal and railroad companies are covered by the treaty. Incloses note. 135
13 Same to same Apr. 27 Same subject. Delay in convening Congress is ascribed to irregular elections in Tolima Department. 136
6 Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré Apr. 28 Same subject. Incloses notices of Colombian Government to both companies that they must seek formal permission of the Colombian Government to effect transfer of their concessions and enter into agreements to that effect. Reviews seriatim the various points in which this pretension of Colombia violates the treaty and formal assurances given by Colombian representatives, and instructs to declare that such a course can not be acquiesced in by the United States. 136
8 Same to same May 4 Missionary schools in Colombia. Acknowledges No. 732, and directs continued actions on the same lines. 127
17 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay do Canal treaty. Reports growing opposition to the treaty, and nature of arguments used against it. 142
18 Same to same May 5 Same subject. General Marcellano Vargas is to be sent to the United States to secure better terms. 143
Same to same (telegram). May 7 Same subject. Special session of Congress has been called for June 20. 113
19 Same to same do Same subject. Attitude of the Government and probable fate of the treaty in the Congress, as stated in private conversation by a prominent Colombian. 143
24 Same to same May 12 Same subject. Quotes article of a senator from the Department of Panama denouncing Chargé Herran as a criminal. 144
Same to same (telegram) May 28 Same subject. A telegram has been received by the President reporting recent arrival of a large number of United States employees on the Isthmus. If true, it will intensify opposition to the ratification of the convention. Asks instructions. 145
37 Same to same do Same subject. Reports unfavorable impression created by news contained in his telegram of 28th instant. 145
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram), May 30 Same subject. Report relating to large number of United States officials or citizens absolutely false. Deny it promptly and emphatically. 145
15 Same to same June 2 Same subject. Instructs him to keep a vigilant watch over the various phases of the case, to keep the Department informed, and to exert his influence in favor of ratification. 145
Same to same (telegram) June 9 Same subject. Comments on delay in ratification by Colombia, who proposed the treaty. Rejection or undue delay would compromise friendly understanding between the two countries and prompt regrettable action in Congress. 146
[Page XLIX]44 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. June 10 Canal treaty. Incloses note of protest to the minister for foreign affairs againstany demands on the canal and railroad companies for the cession of their concessions to the United States, and note of the minister of finance to the two companies intimating that such demands are to be made. 146
45 Same to same do Same subject. Strong effort is being made to change public opinion. Colombian Government has officially informed the agent of the canal company that if the company would pay about $10,000,000 ratification would be assured. 150
48 Same to same June 13 Same subject. Department’s telegram of June 9 has been communicated to the minister for foreign affairs, who will lay it before the President. Reports conversation on the subject. 150
Same to same (telegram) June 17 Same subject. Members of Congress are arriving. Opposition to the ratification of the convention is very strong. Public opinion is that it will not be ratified. 151
Same to same (telegram) do Quarantine at Panama. Reports that he can not obtain withdrawal or modification of quarantine. 151
55 Same to same June 20 Canal treaty. Incloses reply of minister for foreign affairs to Department’s telegram of June 9. 151
56 Same to same do Same subject. Reports convening of extra session of Congress, gives names of presiding officers of both Houses, and quotes text of President’s message. 154
57 Same to same do Same subject. Report on the organization of both Houses. Friends of the Government are in sufficient majority to pass any measure desired by the Government. 154
Same to same (telegram) June 23 Same subject. Friends of the Government have control in Congress. 155
Same to same (telegram) June 25 Same subject. Opposition Chamber of Representatives demanded papers relating to the treaty; the Government objected and was sustained by vote 38 to 5. 155
Same to same (telegram) June 26 Same subject. Chamber of Representatives favorable; majority in the Senate uncertain. 155
67 Same to same July 1 Same subject. Concessions of the canal and railroad companies. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs, who, while insisting that the Government has a right to give or withhold its authority for the transfer of concessions, states that the matter will be referred to Congress. 156
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Asks whether the Colombian Government has been fully acquainted with Department’s instruction of April 28. 157
68 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay July 2 Same subject. The President had a meeting of senators at the palace. Majority declared in opposition to the treaty. 157
Same to same (telegram) July 5 Same subject. Gives substance of reply of minister for foreign affairs to note communicating Department’s instruction of April 28. 158
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Department’s telegram of June 9 created sensation and was construed by many as a threat of direct retaliation. 158
72 Same to same July 6 Message of President Marroquin to the Colombian Congress. Transmits translation of. 158
Same to same (telegram) July 9 Canal treaty. Reports that treaty can not be ratified without two amendments relating to payments by the canal company and the United States. 163
Same to same (telegram) July 11 Same subject. Majority in Senate opposed to treaty. Danger lies in delay. Strong intimation from the Department that unnecessary delay should be avoided might be effective. 163
78 Same to same do Same subject. Outline of the status of the treaty in the Senate and the House. The Government has been charged by the opposition with lack of good faith and consistency in not defending a treaty of its own making and for endeavoring to throw the responsibility upon Congress. 163
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). July 13 Same subject Neither amendment mentioned in telegram of July 9 would be accepted by the United States Senate. 164
[Page L] Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. July 15 Canal treaty. Belief now is that it will be ratified, but with amendments entailing additional concessions. Asks instructions relating to Department’s position on this point. 165
83 Same to same July 21 Same subject. Review of the situation in Colombian Congress to date. Attitude of German and British representatives favorable to the United States; foreign influence, if at all, is exerted through Colombian representatives. 165
23 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré. do Same subject. Requests two copies of proclamation calling for extra session of Congress. 167
85 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay July 22 Same subject. Incloses inquiry of minister for foreign affairs in regard to correlation of Spooner law with the question of transfer of the canal company’s rights and possible amendments to the treaty and and his reply thereto. 167
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). July 29 Same subject. Asks information as to present condition. 168
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). July 31 Same subject. Any amendment imposing new financial obligation on the canal company would be taken as voiding the negotiations. Any other requiring additional payment by the United States could not be approved by the Senate, and perfection of the treaty would be jeopardized by any amendment whatever. 168
90 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay Aug. 3 Panama Canal, financial aspect and prospects of. Incloses memorandum by British Vice-Consul Dickson discussing the published opinion of J. T. Ford, engineer. 169
26 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré. do Canal treaty. Acknowledges No. 67 and corrects error in translation. 171
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Inquiry of minister for foreign affairs whether modifications in the treaty would be considered in violation of the Spooner law and full substance of reply thereto. 171
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Text of amendments reported by the committee and favored by a majority of the Senate. 172
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Substance of his note protesting against amendments to articles 1 and 13. 174
Same to same (telegram via consulate at Colon). do Suspension of cable service. No cable received since July 13. 174
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 6 Canal treaty. Colombia dreads reported intention of the United States to denounce treaty of 1846 if canal treaty is rejected. 174
98 Same to same Aug. 7 Same subject. Incloses notes to the minister for foreign affairs deprecating any amendments to the treaty. 175
101 Same to same Aug. 10 Same subject. Inquiry of the minister for foreign affairs as to circumstances, other than those already pointed out by the legation, which would involve in connection with the rejection of the treaty complications of a serious nature, and his reply thereto. 177
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Keep Department advised 179
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 12 Same subject. Treaty rejected to-day by the Senate. 179
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Gives reason for belief that this rejection is not final, and substance of General Ospina’s speech proposing amendment to the constitution by which the Executive would be empowered to conclude the canal treaty. 179
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Hopes of a reaction of public sentiment in favor of the treaty are expressed which would bring about some method of reconsidering the treaty, and an extension of time is requested for this purpose. 180
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Aug. 13 Same subject. Amendments mentioned in telegram of the 5th would be fatal to the treaty. 180
105 Mr, Beaupré to Mr. Hay Aug. 15 Same subject. Sentiment in Colombia over the possibility of vigorous action by the United States seems to have opened the way for some compromise which will permit of a treaty be being concluded by the Executive. States motive for writing to the minister for foreign affairs against amendments or delay and effect thereof in the Senate. Gives summary of the only debate over the treaty that took place in the Senate, and respective position of the several parties and of the Government on the question. 180
[Page LI] Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). 1903. Aug. 15 Canal treaty. Asks for additional information relating to the rejection of the treaty. 184
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reconsideration of the vote considered possible. Committees have been appointed by both chambers to make joint report; both appear to be disposed to find means of ratifying the treaty. 184
107 Same to same Aug. 17 Same subject. Incloses two notes from the minister for foreign affairs, the first replying and taking exceptions to that of the legation deprecating amendments or delay, the second announcing appointment of Senate committee to consider means of bringing about the construction of the canal. 185
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. The President states that Congress will pass a law authorizing him to continue and finish negotiations. 187
110 Same to same Aug. 18 Suspension of cable service. Department’s telegram of July 31 the only one received since July 13. Telegrams have been received from Europe. 187
Mr. Adee to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Aug. 19 Same subject. Enumerates telegrams received and sent. Directs protest against interference with diplomatic privilege if Department’s telegrams have not been received. 188
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Aug. 24 Canal treaty. The President will make no engagement as to his action on the canal matter. 188
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Nothing has been done, action depending upon the attitude of the United States, which is waited for in great anxiety. 188
115 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses decree calling extra session of Colombian Congress and articles of the constitution therein referred to. 188
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 26 Suspension of cable service. Enumerates Department’s telegrams not received. 189
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Aug. 29 Canal treaty. Statement of the President’s position under, the provisions of the Spooner law. No engagement restraining his freedom of action will be entered into. 189
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Committee has not yet reported, and prospect of satisfactory report not good. 189
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 30 Same subject. Reports appointment of governors who are pledged to the treaty. 190
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 31 Same subject. Reports interview with Senator Ospina, who believes that the treaty will be approved by the next Senate, and who stated to the President that in case Panama should revolt he would stand by Panama. Gives opinions of other public men of Colombia. 190
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 1 Telegraphic communications. Department’s messages have not been received. 190
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 2 Same subject. Received Department’s telegram of the 24th. 190
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 5 Canal treaty. Acknowledges Department’s telegram of August 29, and gives main lines of the committee’s report on the treaty. Debate will begin next Monday. 191
129 Same to same do Same subject. Review of the conditions which brought about the failure of the treaty. 191
131 Same to same Sept. 8 Mob attacks on Syrians. Reports serious case at Honda in July, and action taken on behalf of the brothers Chemas, who are American citizens, and of Ricardo Deeb. at Chiquinauira. 127
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 10 Canal treaty, consideration of the committee’s report postponed until 14th instant. Attack on the appointment of Senator Obaldía as governor of Panama closed with a resolution equivalent to a vote of censure against the Government. No prospect of satisfactory action. 192
133 Same to same Sept. 11 Same subject. Gives details of the debate reported in above telegram, describes the wavering and double-dealing attitude of President Marroquin’s Government, which resulted in developing bitter and almost unanimous opposition to the Government rather than to the treaty. 193
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 14 Same subject. The committee report passed first reading. Situation not changed. 195
137 Same to same. Sept. 17 Mob attacks on Syrians. Incloses note from minister for foreign affairs stating action taken for protection of Turkish subjects. 129
Same to same (telegram) do Canal treaty. No discussion of the canal question, and no change in the situation. 195
[Page LII]139 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay 1903. Sept. 18 Canal treaty. Incloses “Diario oficial,” publishing text of the majority and minority reports of the special committee, and printed text of the report of the Senate members of the joint committee. 195
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 22 Same subject. No new developments 201
150 Same to same Sept. 24 Same subject. Reviews legislative procedure in Columbia, and its effect on the canal treaty. Bill is not likely to pass without amendments. 201
154 Same to same Sept. 25 Same subject. Reports further details and gives a general view of the situation. 202
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 27 Same subject. Additional amendments to projected law practically certain. 204
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 30 Same subject. Senate committee’s report has been prepared, and will approve rejection of the treaty and disapprove law authorizing Executive to negotiate and complete treaty. 204
164 Same to same do Same subject. Obtained report of special committee, to which report of the canal committee was referred. There is a project on foot to annul the arrangement between the Colombian Government and the French canal company extending franchise and privileges of the company. 205
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré Oct. 9 Mob attacks on Syrians. Approves course taken by minister. 130
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Canal treaty. Report of committee will recommend to annul extension of concessions to canal company. 206
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 10 Same subject. Presentation of report postponed until 12th. It provides for a bill granting an extension to the company. Congress not likely to act on the report before adjourning. 206
176 Same to same do Same subject. Reports present stage of Congressional action. Comments on lack of sufficient interest evinced in official circles, and embarrassment of the legation in obtaining and forwarding reliable information. 206
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 15 Same subject. Committee report, while proposing a law to ratify extension of time granted to the canal company points out advantages that would be derived by Colombia from annulment of concessions. 208
179 Same to same Oct. 16 Same subject. Views of General Vélez, the probable candidate of the opposition for the Presidency, on the subject of the canal and foreign aid to the development of Colombia. 209
181 Same to same do Same subject. Full text of the committee report. 210
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 17 Same subject. Transmits information that the Colombian Congress will be dissolved before the end of the month and a special envoy sent to Washington to renew negotiations. 213
183 Same to same Oct. 19 Same subject. Inquires about his third telegram of August 12, which has not yet been confirmed by the Department. 213
185 Same to same Oct. 20 Conditions on the Isthmus. Asks that the consuls at Panama and Colon keep him informed of conditions there. 214
186 Same to same Oct. 21 Canal treaty. Alarm in Government circles in regard to the possible attitude of the United States in the contingency of trouble on the Isthmus evinced in the Senate, Senator Caro laying the blame on the Government’s action which led to the rejection of the treaty. 214
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Oct. 22 Same subject. If it is the purpose of Colombia to ask for more favorable terms, intimate that it will be useless to send a special envoy. 216
188 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay Oct. 23 Taxes on shipping at Panama. Measure was taken to provide against invasion of bubonic plague. Will be rescinded as soon as danger from that cause has disappeared. 216
Same to same (telegram) do Canal treaty. Committee’s report not yet discussed. Colombian Congress apparently waiting for the message of the President of the United States to the extra session of Congress, and will not adjourn until December 14. 217
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 27 Same subject. Substance of discussion of committee report in the Senate. Congress will adjourn the 31st. 217
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 29 Conditions on the Isthmus. Requests instruction to the consul-general at Panama to keep him informed of matters of consequence. 218
[Page LIII]194 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay 1903. Oct. 30 Monetary reform law adopting the United States gold dollar for the unit of currency and providing for the redemption of paper money passed and signed by the President, hut not vet published. Recites its main features. 130
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Leave of absence. Authorized to avail himself of. 218
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 31 Canal treaty. Congress adjourned. No action taken on committee report. Anxiety is felt over reports of secession movements in the Cauca and Panama. 218
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 1 Same subject. Substance of manifesto issued by the Government criticizing the acts of the last Congress and announcing proposals made to the United States to consider new negotiations. 218
199 Same to same Nov. 2 Same subject. Full particulars in regard to adjournment of Congress and its action on the treaty. Incloses manifesto of the Government. 219
207 Same to same Nov. 4 Same subject. Gives summary of the manifesto. 222
Same to same (telegram) do Revolution in Panama. Reports that the Isthmus is preparing for secession and that troops are being sent by the Government. 224
240
Messrs. José A. Arango, Federico Boyd, and Tomas Arias to the Secretary of State (telegram). do Same subject. Independence of the Isthmus and organization of an executive board announced. 238
Demetro S. Brida to the President of the United States (telegram). do Same subject. The municipality of Panama joins in the movement of separation of the Isthmus from Colombia and looks for recognition by the United States. 239
Messrs. Arango, Boyd, and Arias to the Secretary of State (telegram). Nov. 5 Same subject. Appointment of Philippe Bunau-Varilla as confidential agent to the United States and of Dr. Francisco V. de la Espriella as minister of foreign affairs announced. 239
Same to same telegram) Nov. 6 Same subject. All the towns on the Isthmus have adhered to the declaration of independence, and the authority of the Republic of Panama is obeyed. 239
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Appointment of Philippe Bunau-Varilla as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United States announced. 239
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Recognition of the Republic of Panama. The President earnestly commends to the Governments of Colombia and Panama the peaceful and equitable settlement of all questions at issue between them. He holds that he is bound to see that the peaceful traffic across the Isthmus shall no longer be disturbed by unnecessary and wasteful civil wars. 225
240
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Canal treaty and revolution in Panama. General Reyes states that if the United States will land troops to preserve Colombian sovereignty the Colombian Government will declare martial law and will approve by decree the ratification of the treaty as signed. 225
241
Mr. Hay to Dr. Herran. do Revolution in Panama. Incloses telegram sent to-day to the United States minister at Bogotá announcing the recognition of the Republic of Panama by the United States. 243
Mr. Bunau-Varilla to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 7 Same subject. Gives notice of his appointment as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United States. Requests that an expression of the grateful sense of obligation of the new Republic to the United States be conveved to the President. 240
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Canal treaty and revolution in Panama. General Reyes will leave for Panama next Monday, and he desires to know if the American commander will cooperate with him and the Panama Government to arrange peace and the approval of the canal treaty on condition that the inteeritv of Colombia be preserved. 226
241
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Colombian Government asks whether the United States will allow landing of troops and whether the United States will take action to maintain Colombian sovereignty under the treaty of 1846. Have been unable to obtain from “the Colombian Government confirmation of the promises made by Reyes. 226
242
Dr. Herran to Mr. Hay do Revolution in Panama. Protests against the attitude assumed by the Government of the United States. 243
[Page LIV] Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Nov. 9 Revolution in Panama. Riotous demonstrations at Bogotá. Martial law has been declared and the United States legation placed under strong guard. 227
242
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 10 Same subject. The report telegraphed from New York that Colombian citizens had petitioned the Colombian Government to thank the German Government for its offered protection and to make concessions of land therefor has been officially declared as absolutely untrue. 244
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 11 Revolution in Panama and canal treaty. Reports intense and bitter feeling against the Government and the United States. An army of 15,000 men is being raised and will be sent to the Isthmus if the United States will permit, landing. A resolution was passed at a meeting requesting the Government to call a convention for the purpose of amending the constitution to render possible immediate ratification of the treaty. 227
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subjects. The consul-general at Panama has been instructed to use good offices in securing courteous reception to General Reyes. Landing of Colombian troops on the Isthmus is deemed undesirable. 228
243
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Revolution in Panama. The French generally are much pleased with the events in Panama and our attitude there. French consul at Panama has been authorized to enter into relations with the de facto Government. 244
22 Mr. Hay to Doctor Heroin. do Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of protest of the 7th instant. 244
Mr. Hay to Doctor Herran do Reception of minister of Panama. Requests audience with the President to present his letter of credence. 245
1 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Varilla. Nov. 12 Same subject. States when the President will receive him. 245
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay do Revolution in Panama. Report of interview with the President. Apprehends serious trouble and danger to Americans. 228
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 14 Same subject. Quotes from long note of the minister for foreign affairs protesting against the recognition of the Republic of Panama. Asks instructions in case of severance of relations. 229
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 17 Same subject. Abstract from note of minister for foreign affairs inquiring as to the actual intentions of the United States and arguing against prevention of the use of force by Colombia. 229
Mr. Hay to Mr. Beaupré (telegram) Nov. 18 Same subject. Directs to again inform the Colombian Government that the United States has recognized the Republic of Panama. Repeats that he and the secretary of legation may avail themselves of their leave when they think best. 230
Mr. Reyes to Mr. Hay Dec. 8 Attitude of the United States in the event of Colombia attempting to maintain her sovereignty on the Isthmus. Inquiry relating to. 279
1 Mr. Hay to Mr. Reyes Dec. 11 Same subject. Sets forth reasons why an invasion of the territory of Panama by Colombian troops would be regarded with the gravest concern by the Government of the United States. 279
Mr. Reyes to Mr. Hay Dec. 23 Same subject. Statement of grievances. Presents a long argument based on the treaty of 1846 and facts and incidents connected with the canal treaty to show that great wrongs have been inflicted on Colombia by the United States, and proposes that the matter be referred to The Hague Tribunal. 283
4 Mr. Buchanan to Mr. Hay Dec. 25 Special mission to Panama. Reports arrival at post and gives details of his reception. 814
6 Same to same Dec. 27 Political conditions in the Department of Cauca. Reports critical condition and efforts made by the Colombian Government to restore order. 316
7 Same to same Dec. 28 Revolution in Panama. Incloses pamphlet of the history of the uprising on the Isthmus. 319
9 Same to same do Canal treaty. Resolutions of municipalities of Panama approving. 333
[Page LV] Mr. Reyes to Mr. Hay 1903. Dec. 29 Attitude of the United States, etc. Quotes telegram from his Government instructing him to ask prompt and categorical answer to the question whether military action against Panama would be held by the Government of the United States to be a declaration of war. 280
Mr. Hay to Mr. Reyes Dec. 30 Same subject. Quotes from Department’s note of December 11 and states that formal action of the United States in the event of an invasion of the territory of Panama by Colombian troops must be determined by the circumstances of the case. 280
Mr. Varilla to Mr. Hay Dec. 31 Canal indemnity. States that it is the purpose of the Republic of Panama to leave part of the indemnity in the Treasury of the United States and asks whether interest at the rate of 3 per cent would be allowed. 281
Same to same do Debt of Colombia. Announces decision of the Republic of Panama to assume its share in proportion to its population. 282
Mr. Hay to Mr. Reyes 1904. Jan. 5 Attitude of the United States, etc. Answers at length the statement of grievances, reviews circumstances and events that compelled the attitude assumed by the United States, declines arbitration by The Hague Tribunal and tenders good offices toward an amicable settlement with Panama. 204
Mr. Reyes to Mr. Hay Jan. 6 Same subject. Asks that his note of December 23 be submitted to the United States Senate. 306
Mr. Varilla to Mr. Hay do Canal treaty. Resolutions of municipalities of Panama approving. 343
Mr. Hay to Mr. Reyes Jan. 9 Attitude of the United States, etc. Refutes points presented in his note of January 6 in regard to alleged purpose of the Government of the United States, the ability of Colombia to suppress the revolution, and motives of the Colombian Senate in rejecting the canal treaty. 309
Mr. Reyes to Mr. Hay Jan. 11 Same subject. Renews previous protests, denies that Panama was ever independent, and expresses hope that the Government of the United States will reconsider its decision. 311
Mr. Hay to Mr. Reyes Jan. 13 Same subject. Again declines to reconsider the decision already announced and proposes to exertgood offices for submission to a plebiscite of the question of separation, and for submission to a special court of arbitration of the settlement of claims of either Government against the other. 313

correspondence between the department of state and consular officers at panama and colon.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Loomis to the consul-general at Panama (telegram). 1903. Nov. 3 Revolution in Panama. Uprising on Isthmus reported. Keep Department promptly and fully informed. 231
Mr. Loomis to the consul at Colon (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 231
Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports situation critical. Uprising expected in the night. 231
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Reports uprising; gives details 231
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Ehrman (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits telegram from the Navy Department to the Nashville. 231
Mr. Malmros to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports revolution imminent and that the Government vessel Cartagena arrived with troops. 235
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Malmros (telegram). do Same subject. Asks if troops are disembarking from the Cartagena or preparing to land. 236
Mr. Malmros to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Troops from the Cartagena disembarked and camping on the Pacific dock, awaiting orders. 236
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Malmros (telegram). do Same subject. Asks whether he received and delivered a message to the Nashville. 236
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Troops landed from the Cartagena should not proceed to Panama. 236
[Page LVI] Mr. Loomis to Mr. Malmros (telegram). 1903. Nov. 3 Revolution in Panama. Make all possible effort to get the message sent for the Nashville. 236
Mr. Hay to Mr. Malmros (telegram). do Same subject. Directs to inform the captain of the Nashville that the Colombian troops must be prevented from departing for Panama. 237
Mr. Malmros to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 4 Same subject. Reports situation in detail. 237
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Ehrman (telegram). do Same subject. Directs to inform the commander of the gunboat Bogotá that the United States desires him to refrain from shelling the city of Panama. 232
Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports formation of a government at a mass meeting. 232
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The Bogotá fired several shells on the city. One Chinaman killed. 232
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 5 Same subject. Reports receipt of a circular letter from the provisional government giving notice of formation of the Republic of Panama. 232
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Ehrman (telegram). do Same subject. Acknowledge receipt of circular letter and await instructions. 232
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Keep Department informed 233
Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Colombian troops reembarked for Cartagena. 233
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Malmros. do Same subject. What is the situation this evening? 238
Mr. Malmros to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Nashville landed 50 men. Negotiations between Colombian commander and Panama Government progressing. 237
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. All Colombian soldiers are going on board Royal Mail steamer, returning to Cartagena. 238
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 6 Same subject. Republic of Panama proclaimed at Colon. 238
Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Situation peaceful. Colon and interior provinces joined independence. No Colombian soldiers on the Isthmus. 233
Mr. Hay to Mr. Ehrman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructions in regard to entering into relations with the de facto government in Panama. 233
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Transmits text of telegram of this day to the United States minister at Bogotá relating to the recognition of the Republic of Panama. 234
Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports appointment of Philippe Bunau-Varilla as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United States. 234
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 7 Same subject. The Panama Government has been informed that it will be held responsible for the protection of persons and property of American citizens. 234
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 8 Same subject. It is reported that the Colombian Government has detained British steamers Manavi and Quito for the purpose of bringing troops to the Isthmus. 234
463 Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Loomis. Nov. 9 Same subject. Gives full and detailed account of. 254
464 Same to same Do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the provisional government of the Republic of Panama. 252
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 10 Canal treaty. A commission from the Panama Government has left for Washington to arrange a canal treaty. 235
- Mr. Loomis to Mr. Ehrman (telegram). do Revolution in Panama. Keep in touch with the United States naval forces at Panama and keep commander advised. 235
Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 11 Canal treaty. Bunau-Varilla is authorized to make treaties. 235

correspondence between the navy department and officers of the united states navy and marine corps.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Commander Hubbard to Mr. Moody. 1903. Oct. 15 Report of alleged revolution in the State of Cauca. 249
Mr. Darling to Admiral Glass. Nov. 2 Revolution in Panama. Directs him to proceed to Panama, to maintain free and uninterrupted transit, and to prevent landing of any armed force. 247
[Page LVII] Mr. Darling to the Nashville. 1903. Nov. 2 Revolution in Panama. Instruction to maintain free and uninterrupted transit and to prevent landing of any armed force. 247
Mr. Darling to the Atlanta. Nov. 3 Same subject. Instruction to proceed to Colon. 247
Mr. Darling to the Nashville. do Same subject. Make every effort to prevent Government troops at Colon from proceeding to Panama. 248
Same to same do Same subject. Repeats above telegram to the consul at Panama. 248
Commander Hubbard to Mr. Moody. do Same subject. Reports upon situation at Colon. 249
Same to same Nov. 4 Same subject. Provisional government established at Panama. Colombian officers taken prisoners. Prohibited transit of troops. 250
Same to same do Same subject. Government troops yet in Colon. Have prohibited transportation of troops. 250
Same to same do Same subject. Have landed force tor protection of American citizens. 250
Admiral Glass to Mr. Moody do Same subject. Reports movements of vessels under his command. 250
Mr. Darling to the Nashville. do Same subject. Send immediately a battery with force of men to Panama. 248
Mr. Moody to the Nashville. Nov. 5 Same subject. Prevent landing of armed force at Colon and Porto Bello. 248
Mr. Moody to the Boston do Same subject. Prevent recurrence of bombardment at Panama. 248
Commander Hubbard to Mr. Moody. do Same subject. British war vessel Amphion is protecting American interests at Panama. 250
Same to same do Same subject. Have withdrawn force landed Wednesday. No bloodshed. 250
Same to same do Same subject. Have landed force again. Situation again acute. 251
Same to same do Same subject. Large body of troops reported sailing from Cartagena. 251
Mr. Moody to the Maine. Nov. 6 Same subject. Proceed at once to Colon 249
Captain Delano to Mr. Moody. do Same subject. All quiet. Have withdrawn marines. 251
Same to same do Same subject. Independent party in possession of Panama, Colon, and railroad line. 251
Commander Diehl to Mr. Moody. Nov. 7 Same subject. All quiet 251
Captain Delano to Mr. Moody. Nov. 8 Same subject. Atlanta left for Bocas del Toro 251
Commander Diehl to Mr. Moody. Nov. 9 Same subject. Seizure of British steamers at Buenaventura to transport Colombian troops feared. Asks instructions. 251
Mr. Moody to Commander Diehl. do Same subject. Instructs to watch seized British steamers at Buenaventura and to protect them. 249
Admiral Glass to Mr. Moody Nov. 10 Same subject. Bogotá is reported to have sailed from Buenventura with 1,000 troops for Rio Dulce. Have sent Concord to prevent landing. 252
Mr. Moody to Admiral Glass do Same subject. Did British steamers leave with Colombian troops aboard? 249

messages from the president of the united states to congress.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
The President to Congress. 1903. Nov. 16 Revolution in Panama Transmits all correspondence and other official documents relating to the subject. 230
Same to same Nov. 27 Same subject. Transmits additional correspondence. 252
Same to same Dec. 18 Canal treaty. Transmits report of the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers relating to the subject. 132
Same to same 1904. Jan. 4 Isthmian canal. Statement of action in executing the act entitled “An act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans,” approved June 28, 1902. 260
Same to same. Jan. 18 Relations of the United States with Colombia and the Republic of Panama. Transmits report of the Secretary of State covering additional papers bearing upon the subject. 283
[Page LVIII]

cuba.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Convention between the United States and Cuba. 1902. Dec. 11 Commercial convention. Text 375
Supplementary convention between the United States and Cuba. 1903. Jan. 26 For extension of time within which the ratification of above convention may be exchanged. Text. 381
Agreement between the United States and Cuba. Feb. 23 For the lease to the United States of lands in Cuba for coaling and naval stations. Text. 350
479 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Apr. 11 Message of the President of Cuba to Congress. Gives extracts of. 353
492 Same to same Apr. 24 Authentication of papers to be used in Cuba must be made by Cuban diplomatic or consular officers in the country where they originate. Incloses decree and correspondence with the minister for foreign affairs relating to the refusal to recognize an authentication made by the second secretary of the United States legation. 369
213 Mr. Hay to Mr. Squiers May 2 Same subject. Approves his insisting upon the recognition of the certification given by the United States legation, but admits that Cuba’s right to regulate her domestic affairs can not be disputed. 371
520 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay May 9 Jurisdiction of the supreme court on constitutional questions. Incloses law establishing procedure. 371
669 Same to same Sept. 19 Tour of President Palma through the island. Reports itinerary, purposes, and probable results. 374
Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba. Oct. 2 Of certain areas of land and water for naval or coaling stations in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda. Text. 351
689 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Oct, 17 Tour of President Palma through the island. Reports return of Mr. Palma and the reception given him in various places. 374
712 Same to same Nov. 7 Message of President Palma to the Cuban Congress. Incloses translation and discusses its contents. 359

denmark.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
295 Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay 1903. Mar. 13 Eighty-fifth birthday anniversary of the King. Incloses press clippings concerning the approaching visit of the German Emperor on this occasion and the departure of the Duke of Cumberland in connection with the latter’s claim to the Kingdom of Hanover. 383
298 Same to same Apr. 17 Military service, liability of naturalized citizens on account of. Incloses correspondence with N. H. T. Lind and Ditley Eltzholtz on the subject. 385
299 Same to same Apr. 28 Visit of the German Emperor. Reports details of the reception given him. 385
Mr. Hay to Mr. Swenson (telegram). Nov. 14 Fortieth anniversary of the King’s reign. Directs to convey the President’s felicitations. 387
322 Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay Nov. 18 Same subject. Incloses message of congratulation in accordance with above telegram. Gives an account of the celebrations and pays tribute to the King’s character and popularity. 387
323 Same to same Nov. 20 Same subject. Incloses acknowledgment of the minister for foreign affairs. 388

dominican republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
527 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1903. Apr. 10 Revolutionary movement in Santo Domingo. City surrounded by President Vasquez, can not resist long. Arrival of U. S. S. Atlanta and good services rendered by Captain Turner reported. 390
541 Same to same May 12 Same subject. Details of President Vasquez’ attack on Santo Domingo. Further trouble likely to arise from the competition of various candidates for the presidency. 392
[Page LIX]552 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1903. June 9 Recognition of the provisional government. Incloses correspondence with the Dominican foreign office on the subject. 393
614 Same to same Oct. 22 Presentation of the letter of President Roosevelt to President A. Woss y Gil. Incloses correspondence relating to the. 394
629 Same to same Oct. 30 Blockade of insurgent ports. Full report of the demand made on the steamship Cherokee to discharge her cargo for the ports of Puerto Plata and Samana at Santo Domingo. Incloses correspondence with the minister for foreign affairs who contends that the interdiction was not made under orders of blockade, but by virtue of the company’s contract, and his letter of advice to the master of the vessel. 396
632 Same to same do Same subject. Blockade has been declared, but no notice has been given to the legation. Both Dominican vesselsare in Santo Domingo harbor. 402
639 Same to same Nov. 3 Same subject. The Cherokee left for Samana with a letter from the legation to the United States naval commander requesting the latter to convoy her into port. 402
640 Same to same do Same subject. Ports are not actually blockaded, but merely closed by decree. 403
197 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell Nov. 5 Same subject. Incloses correspondence on the subject with the consul-general of the Dominican Republic at New York. 403
641 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports that the U. S. S. Baltimore arrived and will convoy the Cherokee. 404
647 Same to same Nov. 11 Same subject. Incloses additional correspondence with the foreign office. Cherokee landed her cargo at closed port. 404

france.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Memorandum from the French embassy. 1903. Jan. 13 Claims of France against Venezuela. Statement of the position of the French Government. 410
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 16 Visit of United States war vessels to Marseille to participate in the reception of President Loubet suggested. 406
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Porter (telegram). Apr. 24 Same subject. The United States European Squadron will proceed to Marseille. 406
1185 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay May 5 Same subject. High appreciation by the French Government and people evinced by the special marks of attention paid by President Loubet to Admiral Cotton in Marseille and Paris. Incloses clipping from the New York Herald. 406
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Hay July 3 Stoppage on the high seas of the French steamer Amiral Fourichon by a United States war vessel without adequate cause. Relates incident and asks to be enabled to report to his Government. 408
47 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jusserand. Sept. 1 Same subject. Transmits explanation of the incident as given by the Navy Department. 408
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Hay Sept. 5 Same subject. The information contained in above note will be forwarded to his Government. 409

germany.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. von Holleben to Mr. Hay. 1901. Dec. 5 Desertion of seamen on the Pacific coast. Incloses letter from the Rickmers Reismühlen Rhederei & Schiffbau A. G., complaining of the rapid increase of desertions of ships’ crews in California, and requests that the Government of the United States earnestly apply itself to afford an effectual remedy. 411
696 Mr. Hay to Mr. von Holleben. Dec. 17 Same subject. The matter has been brought to the attention of the governors of California and Oregon. 413
721 Same to same 1902. Feb. 5 Same subject. The governor of California reports that he has requested the local authorities to strictly observe the provisions of the consular convention of 1871. 413
[Page LX]2153 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Hay 1902. Nov. 28 Difficulty with Venezuela. Incloses semiofficial announcement of the sending of three more small cruisers to Venezuelan waters. 417
2154 Same to same c Dec. 3 Same subject. The under secretary for foreign affairs denies, in an interview, report of increase of German naval forces in Venezuelan waters. 418
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Dec. 5 Same subject. The President would be pleased to see a settlement effected through J. & W. Seligman & Co. 418
2161 Same to same Dec. 10 Same subject. The under secretary for foreign affairs mentioned, at a reception, presentation of ultimatum and negotiations with Great Britain about display of force. Seligman’s offer of financial assistance to Venezuela not officially known at the foreign office. Incloses text of memorandum laid before the Reichstag. 418
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram) Dec. 12 Same subject. Directs to inform the German Government that the United States does not acquiesce in any extension of the doctrine of pacific blockade which may affect adversely the rights of States not parties to the controversy, or discriminate against the commerce of neutral nations. 420
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Directs to inform the German Government that the Venezuelan Government requests the United States minister to communicate a proposition to Germany that the present difficulty relating to the manner of settling claims of German subjects be submitted to arbitration. 420
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 14 Same subject. The German Government has yielded to the wishes of Great Britain and intends to unite in a joint declaration of a warlike blockade, but has at present no intention to declare war. 421
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Directs to ascertain what is intended by a warlike blockade without war, and to represent the desirability of arbitration. 421
2 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Dec. 17 Same subject. Gives substance of interviews at the foreign office. 421
3 Same to same do Same subject. Department’s telegram relating to arbitration of claims has been submitted to the German Government. 422
Memorandum from the German embassy. Dec. 18 Same subject. Capture of Venezuelan gunboats. Gives names of boats captured and explanation relating to the destruction of two of them. 422
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). do Same subject. Directs to inform the German Government that the Government of Venezuela has conferred upon the United States minister to Venezuela full powers to enter into negotiations on the part of Venezuela to settle present difficulties and to ascertain if Germany is disposed to assent thereto. 423
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Blockade and arbitration. Warlike blockade will be enforced under the rules of Capt. Charles H. Stockton’s naval war code, although it is not intended to make a formal declaration of war. Question of arbitration is under consideration and is acceptable in principle to Germany. 423
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 19 Same subject. Germany and Great Britain have agreed to invite the President of the United States to act as arbitrator. Certain claims will be reserved. 423
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Proposal to empower the United States minister to Venezuela to enter into negotiations has been communicated to the German Government. 424
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Dec. 20 Same subject. Arbitration. The President has informed Venezuela of the proposed invitation to act as arbitrator, and inquired if it is the wish of Venezuela that he so act. The President desires to be informed more precisely of the reservations of the subject-matter of arbitration contemplated. 424
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 22 Same subject. Blockade. Gives substance of the official announcement of the blockade of Puerto Cabello and Maracaibo. 424
5 Same to same do Same subject. Blockade. Incloses text of official announcement of. 425
[Page LXI] Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1902. Dec. 23 Difficulty with Venezuela. Arbitration German memorandum accepting arbitration of claims under reservation of those specified in the memorandum of chancellor to be immediately paid, defining the scope of arbitration, tendering the office of arbitrator to the President, and accepting recourse to The Hague Tribunal if the President declines. 425
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 24 Same subject. The German Government announces that as the President has been invited to act as arbitrator, this invitation must take precedence of the proposal made by the Venezuelan Government that the United States minister there should be empowered to negotiate as the representative of that Government. 426
6 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses text of the memorandum relating to arbitration. 426
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Dec. 26 Same subject. Arbitration by The Hague Tribunal is preferred by the President, who will continue extending good offices if desirable. 428
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 27 Same subject. German preliminary conditions have been telegraphed in full to the United States minister at Caracas. Venezuela’s response will be promptly communicated. 429
10 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Dec. 29 Same subject. Incloses memorandum of German claims and grievances. 429
11 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses memorandum from the German foreign office relating to the appointment of United States Minister Bowen as Venezuela’s plenipotentiary. 431
12 Same to same do Same subject. President Roosevelt’s decimation of the office of arbitrator has been communicated to the German Government. Reports sentiment of the German people. 432
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Dec. 31 Same subject. Instructs to communicate to the German Government a telegram from the United States minister to Venezuela containing President Castro’s reply to the German preliminary conditions. 433
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Jan. 2 Same subject. Above telegram has been communicated to the German Government. 433
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 6 Same subject. The German Government will open negotiations with Minister Bowen in Washington upon receipt of definite statement of President Castro accepting preliminary conditions. Negotiations not to prejudice the right of reference to The Hague Tribunal. 434
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). do Same subject. Advises him of acceptance by Great Britain of the negotiation if Venezuela assents to the conditions imposed by Great Britain. 433
17 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Jan. 8 Same subject. Incloses text of German memorandum accepting, conditionally, the negotiation with Minister Bowen. 434
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). do Same subject. Designation of Minister Bowen as Venezuela’s plenipotentiary. Quotes telegram of January 8 from Mr. Bowen. 435
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. President Castro’s answer has been communicated to the minister for foreign affairs, who incidentally remarked that the answer was still lacking a definite statement as to the payment of claims or security therefor. 435
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Jan. 10 Same subject. Mr. Bowen is coming to Washington. Instructs to suggest that the matter of raising the blockade be taken into consideration with a view to early determination. 436
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 13 Same subject. Blockade. The minister for foreign affairs states that the subject will be dealt with in the answer of Germany to Venezuela. 436
21 Same to same. Jan. 14 Same subject. Reports in full interview with Baron Richthofen on the matter of raising the blockade. 436
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 17 Same subject. The German Government will instruct its representative in Washington to open negotiations with Mr. Bowen upon the distinct agreement that Venezuela declares itself bound by the three conditions set out in the German memorandum. 437
[Page LXII]38 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay 1903. Jan. 29 Military service. The application of George Hoferer for permission to visit his home has been denied on the ground that he emigrated after being actually enrolled. 442
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 19 Difficulty with Venezuela. Raising of blockade of Maracaibo and Puerto Cabello officially announced. 437
50 Same to same Feb. 21 Same subject. Incloses notes from the foreign office announcing the raising of the blockade. 437
Memorandum from the German embassy. Feb. 25 Same subject. Asks it the chargé d’affaires of the United States in Venezuela can remain in charge of German interests there until the-arrival of the German minister. 438
62 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Mar. 6 Right of consuls to apply directly to local authorities for information. Reports that the consulgeneral at Frankfort was denied information by the police of that city, the latter claiming that such applications must be made through the diplomatic channel. Discusses the matter and requests instruction. 444
Mr. Adee to Baron von Sternburg. Mar. 8 Blockade of insurgent ports by the Venezuelan Government. Transmits announcement of the reestablishment of the blockade of the Orinoco River and of the ports of Carunano and Guanta. 438
31 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Tower Mar. 11 Military fine imposed on Jacob Roos. Incloses petition for release from and permission to visit Germany. 442
Mr. Loomis to Baron von Sternburg. Mar. 13 Blockade of insurgent ports by the Venezuelan Government. Decree of, has been revoked. 438
42 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower Apr. 1 Right of consuls to apply directly to local authority for information is defined and limited by the treaty, which reads in conformity to the version of the German Government. Discusses the question. 447
Freiherr von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen to Mr. Hay. Apr. 4 Claims against Venezuela. Arbitration of the preferential treatment of the blockading powers by The Hague Tribunal. Incloses draft of protocol of agreement. 439
Mr. Hay to Baron von Sternberg. Apr. 6 Same subject, Acknowledges receipt of above. 439
Protocol of agreement between Venezuela and Germany, to which the United States and other powers are parties. May 7 Same subject. Respecting the reference of the question of the preferential treatment of claims to the tribunal at The Hague. Text, 439
118 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay June 5 Military fine imposed on Jacob Roos. The German Government adhering to its position that the naturalization treaty does not apply to Alsace-Lorraine will, however, permit Roos to visit his home there upon payment of the fine. 443
131 Same to same July 2 Visit of United States war vessels to Kiel. Gives full report of the courtesies extended to the officers by the Emperor and officers of the German navy, text of an address by the ambassador at the dinner given in honor of Admiral Cotton and his officers, and the Emperor’s reply. 448
164 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Hay July 31 Impressment of Toni Schnackenberg into the German army in spite of his American passport. Release was ordered, although it was at first claimed that the passport was not sufficient evidence of citizenship. 444
Baron von Sternberg to Mr. Hay. Aug. 11 Desertion of seamen on the Pacific coast. The court commissioner at San Francisco requires that all requests for the arrest of deserters shall hereafter be presented to a court of record, which is in contradiction of the consular convention of 1871, and will cause loss of time and a large increase of cost, asks that that officer be instructed to recede from his position. 413
37 Mr. Hay to Baron von dem Bussche-Hadd enhausen. Nov. 10 Same subject. Quotes from an opinion of the attorney-general, who suggests that the question be fully presented to the proper court by the German consul. 416
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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). 1902. Dec. 5 Difficulty with Venezuela. With reference to the 452 effort of J. & W. Seligman & Co. to make an arrangement for the settlement of the Venezuelan debt, expresses the wish of the President that force may not be resorted to by Germany and Great Britain, the United States Government assumes no obligation of any nature in the way of guaranty. 452
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 12 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 452
Same to same-(telegram) do Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 453
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 15 Same subject. Reports that no reply to Venezuelan proposal is possible to-day on account of the absence of members of the Government. 453
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports statement made in the House of Lords by the minister for foreign affairs touching the blockade of Venezuelan ports and denying intention to land forces or to occupy territory. 453
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether Great Britain insist on a warlike blockade, and, if so, to get a definition of what is intended thereby, also to represent the desirability of arbitration. 453
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 17 Same subject. Reports that he has represented the desirability of arbitration to the minister for foreign affairs. 454
Same to same do Same subject. The blockade of Venezuelan ports Avill be jure gentium, but will not be declared for several days because Germany requires the assent of the Bundesrath. 454
1002 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses his note to the minister for foreign affairs making reservations in relation to the “pacific” blockade. 454
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 18 Same subject. Reports the remarks of the prime minister in the House of Commons on the subject of the blockade and the state of war in Venezuela. 455
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports the principle of arbitration accepted. The British Government is disposed to ask the President to act as arbitrator. Certain claims will be excluded and must be settled immediately. Coercive measures will be continued in the meanwhile. 455
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Immediate cash payment need not be large, recognition of the principle being the question. 456
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). do Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 456
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 19 Same subject. Proposal of Venezuela to empower Minister Bowen to negotiate settlement has been referred to the British Government, which prefers to adhere to the arbitration as already accepted in principle. 456
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). do Same subject. The President would not decline the office of arbitrator, but would like to have the British Government unofficially informed that reference, of the matter to The Hague Tribunal seemed desirable. 456
1005 Mr. White to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Confirms telegrams and discusses the situation. 407
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 20 Same subject. Department’s telegram of December 19 has been communicated in the manner therein indicated to the under secretary of state for foreign affairs. 457
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). do Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 457
Mr. White to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Notice of blockade of Venezuelan ports as published in the supplement to the London Gazette. 458
1007 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms telegrams and incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 458
1008 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses note from the minister of foreign affairs acknowledging his note referring to the “pacific” blockade. 459
[Page LXIV] Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1902. Dec. 22 Difficulty with Venezuela. The British Government is very desirous that the President should act as arbitrator, but will consent to The Hague Tribunal if the President can not act. Conditions and reservations are awaiting Germany’s communications. 459
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 23 Same subject. Gives substance of the British memorandum of conditions and reservations of the arbitration. 460
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 24 Same subject. If the-United States Government should desire alterations or modifications in the arbitration proposals the British Government will consider them, provided they do not involve any question of principle. 460
1012 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses text of the British memorandum relating to the arbitration proposals of Venezuela. 461
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). Dec. 26 Same subject. Instructs to inquire whether the propositions of Great Britain may be communicated to Venezuela. 462
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 463
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 27 Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs expressed regret at the President’s decision and assented to the British propositions being communicated to Venezuela. 463
1017 Same to same. Dec. 31 Same subject. Text of note to minister for foreign affairs relating to the President’s decision not to act as arbitrator. 463
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The British Government is anxiously awaiting the reply of the Venezuelan Government. 464
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). Do Same subject. Instructs to communicate to the British Government the reply of President Castro to the British propositions. 465
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. do Claims of British subjects for losses in Cuba and the Philippines. Incloses statement of, with hope that adverse decision will be reconsidered. 479
1016 Mr. White to Mr. Hay do Effects of American citizens deceased on British territory or vessels. Consuls’ right to take charge of, not recognized. Incloses correspondence in the case of Capt. Charles E. Schonberg, deceased, on board the British steamship Manora. 483
Same to same (telegram) 1903. Jan. 1 Difficulty with Venezuela. The reply of the Government of Venezuela has been communicated to the British Government. 465
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 3 Same subject. Inquiry of the minister for foreign affairs whether the United States Government would object to Minister Bowen acting for Venezuela has been answered in the negative. 465
1020 Same to same do Same subject. Reports interviews with the minister for foreign affairs touching the arbitration proposals and the designation of Mr. Bowen to act for Venezuela. 466
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 5 Same subject. Appointment of Mr. Bowen as Venezuela’s plenipotentiary is agreed to by Great Britain, provided that the terms in the British memorandum are unreservedly accepted. 466
1021 Same to same Jan. 6 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs agreeing to the appointment of Mr. Bowen as Venezuela’s plenipotentiary. 466
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). Jan. 8 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 468
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. Instructions contained in above telegram have been complied with. 468
1024 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copies of telegrams and notes. 468
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). Jan. 10 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 469
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 12 Same subject. Raising of the blockade is considered inexpedient until satisfactory assurance is given that preliminary conditions of the memorandum shall be complied with. Question of guarantees will also have to be considered. 469
1026 Same to same Jan. 14 Same subject. Report of interviews with the minister for foreign affairs on the subject of raising the blockade. 470
[Page LXV]1109 Mr. Hay to Mr. White 1903. Jan. 15 Effects of United States citizens deceased on British territory or vessels. Discusses consuls’ right as regards the custody and disposal of, in the light of the consular regulations and an opinion of the Attorney-General. In the absence of a treaty the position of the British Government, as reported in his 1016, is not open to dispute. 487
Convention between the United States and Great Britain. Jan. 24 Providing for the settlement of questions between the two countries with respect to the boundary line between the Territory of Alaska and the British possessions in North America. Text. 488
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 26 Difficulty with Venezuela. The only obstacle, apparently, to an early settlement is the desire of the blockading powers to secure priority for their claims against Venezuela. 471
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. Jan. 27 Claims of British subjects for losses suffered hi Cuba and the Philippines. Gives reasons why the Department is unable to recommend these claims to Congress. 482
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 30 Difficulty with Venezuela. Reports interview with the minister for foreign affairs about Mr. Bowen’s demand that all claims be placed on an equal footing in regard to the customs. The British Government has instructed its ambassador to refer the whole case to The Hague Tribunal, unless the President should be willing to decide the point. 471
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 3 Same subject. Reports the intention of the British Government to refer to The Hague Tribunal the question of preferential treatment, unless the President should accept to decide it himself, and Mr. Bowen accede to the latest proposal to increase percentage of customs receipts, all other powers receiving one-half of the proceeds. 472
29 Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. Feb. 6 Same subject. Preferential settlement of claims of the blockading powers is denied by Mr. Bowen; insists that the question should be determined by arbitration, and asks that it be referred to The Hague Tribunal, unless the President is prepared to decide the point. 473
66 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. do Same subject. The President declines again to accept the office of arbitrator. 474
1052 Mr. White to Mr. Hay Feb. 10 Same subject. Reports interviews with members of the Government on the subject of arbitration of preferential treatment. 475
73 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. Feb. 13 Alaska boundary convention of January 24 has received the consent of the United States Senate. 493
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 14 Difficulty with Venezuela. Orders have been issued to raise the blockade of Venezuelan ports. 475
1058 Same to same do Same subject. Comments upon the friendly attitude of the foreign office toward him, always affording the fullest information on the negotiations. 475
1066 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay. Feb. 19 Same subject. Incloses official notice of raising of the blockade. 476
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. Mar. 5 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Gives names of the American members of the. 494
1149 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate. Mar. 10 Same subject and tenor 494
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Loomis. Mar. 13 Same subject. Proposes extension of time for the presentation of the cases and evidence until May 31 or June 30 through exchange of notes or a supplementary convention. 495
Mr. Loomis to Sir Michael bert. Mar. 14 Same subject. Above proposal is receiving consideration. 496
59 Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Loomis. Mar. 19 Same subject. Gives names of the British members of the tribunal. 496
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. Mar. 23 Same subject. The proposal for an extension of time will not be pressed by the British Government. The British case will be ready May 3. 496
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. Mar. 24 Same subject. The presentation of the United States case to the American members and to the British embassy on the same day is considered a compliance with the stipulations of the convention. 497
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. Mar. 25 Same subject. While believing the assumption in note of March 24, in regard to the delivery of the United States case in Washington to be correct, he has referred the question to his Government. 497
[Page LXVI]1094 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay. 1903. Apr. 1 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Incloses notes giving the names of the American members. 494
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. Apr. 16 Same subject. Formal acceptance of the arragement verbally proposed for the delivery of the cases as in full compliance with the protocol. 497
110 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. Apr. 17 Same subject. Formal acceptance of above arrangement. 498
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate. Apr. 21 Same subject. Incloses copies of above two notes. 499
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 30 Same subject. By agreement the cases are to be delivered here and in London on May 1. 499
117 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. May 1 Same subject. Incloses letter of the united States agent, Mr. John W. Foster, to the British agent, Hon. Clifford Lifton, with 20 copies of the United States case. 499
1113 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Transmits 8 copies of the British case, with the correspondence with the British agent. 500
Protocol of agreement between Venezuela and Great Britain, to which the United States and other powers are parties. May 7 Respecting the reference of the question of the preferential treatment of claims to the tribunal at The Hague. Text. 477
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 20 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Reports that he is urging that the Commission meet on September 3, to hear or arrange for oral argument. 500
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). May 21 Same subject. The United States will waive formalities of the treaty in reference to production of papers. 500
1203 Same to same May 25 Same subject. Incloses request of the agent of the United States to the agent of Great Britain for certain documents referred to in the British case. 501
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. May 27 Restrictions on the admission of aliens into South Africa. Suggests that consular officers of Great Britain in the United States be instructed to acquaint applicants for permits with the. 545
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. May 29 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Incloses list of documents referred to in the United States case which the British agent desires to examine in original or photograph. 502
Same to same do Same subject. Same request for additional documents. 503
Same to same May 30 Restrictions on the admission of aliens to South Africa. Quotes letter from the British consul-general at New York relating to the warning there given to all persons intending to proceed to the former South African republics. Incloses printed notice and press notice which have been sent to other consular officers in the United States. 547
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. June 3 Same subject. Expresses thanks for prompt action. 549
Same to same June 4 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Agrees to the request of the British agent to examine documents referred to in the United States case, provided that no delay will be qaused thereby in the delivery of the counter case. The United States agent proposes to take all original papers to London. 503
Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, acting in the name of the Sultan of Zanzibar. June 5 Amending the treaty of amity and commerce concluded September 21, 1833, between the United States and the Sultan of Muskat, so as to permit the imposition of light and harbor dues on vessels of the United States entering the ports of Zanzibar and Pemba. Text. 562
138 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. June 8 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. The United States agent will deliver the counter case of the United States on July 3. 504
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Foster. do Same subject. Incloses list of documents desired by the British agent. 505
Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster June 11 Same subject. Requests certified copies of documents referred to in the United States case. 510
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 12 Same subject. The British Government take exception to conditions in Mr. Hay’s note of June 4, and strongly urge an extension of time. 511
Same to same do Same subject. Full statement of reasons and argument why an extension of time should be agreed to. 511
Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster June 15 Same subject. Incloses memorandum dealing with the requests made on May 23. 516
[Page LXVII] Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. 1903. June 16 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Points out that the apparent purpose of the request to examine and photograph original documents was to obtain an extension of time for the presentation of the counter case, reviews the clause of the treaty bearing on this point, repeats the reasons why the President can not accede to such extension, and gives notice that the counter case of the United States will be delivered on July 3. 512
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. June 18 Same subject. Denies that the request for an extension of time is for the preparation of the counter case alone as alleged in above note. 522
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Herbert. June 22 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of the above note, takes note of corrections, which do not seem to essentially affect the action of the two Governments. 522
1141 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay June 23 Same subject. Reports interview and incloses correspondence had with the Attorney-General and confirms telegrams to the Department on the subject of extension of time for the delivery of the counter case of Great Britain. 523
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Sets forth reasons why an extension of time should be arranged without recourse to the tribunal. 525
Same to same June 24 Same subject. Suggests that the British agent put himself into communication with the United States agent about the request for an extension of time. 526
Same to same June 26 Same subject. Incloses memorandum showing why an extension of time should not be granted. 526
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Hay. June 28 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of above. 529
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Sifton. July 1 Same subject. Incloses certified copies of documents and a memorandum of documents of which the Government is unable to furnish copies. 530
153 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes. do Same subject. Delivery of the United States counter case in accordance with agreement. 531
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Extension of time for the delivery of the counter case. Presents argument and expresses hope that the decision of the United States Government will be reconsidered; otherwise the British Government reserves the right to protest to the tribunal against the reception of evidence, and to claim permission to present evidence in rebuttal. 531
Mr. Foster to Mr. Sifton July 2 Same subject. Transmits copies of the counter case of the United States. 533
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes do Same subject. Certified copies of original documents mentioned in the United States case will be forwarded to-morrow. 534
1225 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate do Same subject. Forwards certified copies of original documents mentioned in the United States case for delivery to the British agent. 534
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis July 3 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of the United States counter case and communication of the United States agent to the British agent. 534
1151 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Forwards British counter case and appendices. 535
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis July 5 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of note of July 2. 536
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes July 6 Same subject. Extension of time for the delivery of the counter cases. Discusses two points involving the honor and good faith of the Government of the United States, dissenting from the contention that Article II of the convention was not complied with, and that evidence upon which the United States Government relies is announced as not open for examination until after the delivery of the counter case, showing in regard to both points the scrupulous good faith of the United States. 536
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis do Same subject. Announces that Mr. Pope will arrive in Washington July 7 to inspect documents. 537
Same to same July 9 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of note of July 6. 538
1157 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay July 20 Same subject. Incloses note acknowledging receipt of documents sent with Department’s No. 1225. 538
[Page LXVIII] Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis 1903. July 28 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Announces the death of Hon. John Douglass Armour, one of the members of the tribunal, and the appointment of Mr. Aylesworth, K.C., to take his place. 538
Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster July 29 Same subject. Suggests that about October 15 would be a suitable time for the preliminary meeting of the tribunal. 539
Mr. Foster to Mr. Sifton Aug. 4 Same subject. Sets forth in detail the reasons why the meeting of the tribunal will take place on September 3. 539
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes a telegram from the United States agent relating to his declining to concur in the suggestion of the British agent that the tribunal meet about October 15, and instructs to advise the foreign office that the United States Government expects the tribunal to meet September 3, as agreed. 541
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 7 Same subject. Announces agreement that the tribunal shall meet September 3. 541
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis. Aug. 10 Same subject. Request of the British agent for permission to inspect photographs or make certified copies of original Russian documents mentioned in the counter case of the United States, and inquiry whether it will be possible to examine original depositions in London. 542
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes Aug. 14 Same subject. All the documents are now being packed for shipment to London, where every facility will be given for examination as requested. 542
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. First meeting of the tribunal will be at the foreign office at 11 o’clock, Septembers. 543
Lord Alverstone, Mr. Root, Mr. Lodge, and Mr. Turner Oct. 20 Same subject. Text of the decision. 543
1307 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Nov. 9 Graves of British seamen discovered within the limits of the United States naval station at Guantanamo, Cuba. Incloses letter from Navy Department relating to, and instructs to bring matter to the attention of the British Government. 550
1239 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Nov. 14 Treaty between Great Britain and China respecting commercial relations, etc. Incloses text. 551
1265 Same to same Dec. 18 Graves of British seamen at Guantanamo. The British Government thankfully accepts the offer of the Navy Department to take care of them. 551

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No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Convention between the United States and Greece. 1902. Nov. 19
Dec. 2
Defining the rights, privileges, and immunities of consular officers in the two countries. Text. 565

guatemala and honduras.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
22 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay 1903. Feb. 26 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Submits the case of a Chinaman who was arrested for refusing a Government official small change for a large amount of money, and asks how far he can act in affording. 572
Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Guatemala. Feb. 27 For the mutual extradition of fugitives from justice. Text. 588
16 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs Mar. 16 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Defines extent of, and approves his action in the case reported in No. 22. 573
36 Mr. Combs to. Mr. Hay Mar. 18 Political condition in Honduras. Incloses report of the consular agent at Amapala on the. 578
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 23 Refusal of the Guatemalan Government to recognize the United States citizenship of Alberto Posadas reported and instruction requested. 581
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs (telegram). Mar. 24 Same subject. Instructs to protest and ask the release of Posadas. 581
[Page LXIX]40 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay 1903. Mar. 25 Refusal of the Guatemalan Government to recognize the United States citizenship of Alberto Posadas. Incloses correspondence and reports interviews with the minister for foreign affairs and the President, who has ordered that no further action be taken against Posadas until the question of principle involved is settled in Washington. 581
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 15 Revolution in Honduras. Reports that General Bonilla announces the surrender of Tegucigalpa and restoration of normal conditions. 579
Same to same Apr. 17 Banquet given to the diplomatic corps by the President. Incloses his address made on the occasion. 588
30 Mr. Hay to Mr. Combs Apr. 18 Right of expatriation. If the constitution of Guatemala denies the, the Department is ready to negotiate a naturalization treaty. Asks for a copy of the constitution. 584
52 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay Apr. 24 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Reports two cases of robbery by police officers and action taken by the legation. 573
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 24 Revolution in Honduras. Has been requested by the minister for foreign affairs to inform the Government of the United States that peace is thoroughly reestablished. Requests instruction as to recognition of General Bonilla as President. 579
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs (telegram). do Same subject. Authorizes to recognize General Bonilla as President. 579
38 Mr. Hay to Mr. Combs May 20 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Incloses note from the Chinese minister expressing appreciation of his actions. 574
69 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay June 5 Right of expatriation. The minister for foreign affairs persists in his attitude, but agrees to take proposal of naturalization treaty into consideration. Incloses correspondence. 584
74 Same to same. June 19 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Reports action taken in the case of Juan Tou, imprisoned and fined at Amatitlan. Secured release. 575
52 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs July 1 Protection of Alberto Posadas. Incloses letter of thanks from J. Z. Posadas for protection extended to his son. 587
54 Same to same July 3 Protection of Chinese. Approves his course as reported in No. 74. All meritorious cases should be pressed. 577
82 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay July 10 Recall of his predecessor and his appointment as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. Incloses official correspondence. 580
57 Mr. Hay to Mr. Combs July 14 Protection of Chinese. Incloses note of thanks from the Chinese legation. 577
96 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay Aug. 18 Passport refused to Lazarus Marks. Reports grounds of his action in regard to the father and his sons. 594
71 Mr. Adee to Mr. Combs Sept. 15 Same subject. The right of Lazarus Marks and his adult son seems to have been forfeited, but his minor sons are citizens of the United States until they elect another nationality on becoming of age. 595

haiti.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
1210 Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay 1903. Feb. 6 Display of foreign flags over private residences and stores. Incloses note from the Haitian Government representing its abuse, and his reply defending the practice as a means of protection against mob violence, but disclaiming any intention to uphold its abuse. 596
554 Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell Mar. 6 Same subject. Approves his reply 597
1298 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay. June 10 Restriction on Syrian immigration. A petition has been presented to the corps legislative requesting enactment of a law of. 598
1310 Same to same June 25 Protection of Syrians. No action has been taken by either House on the petition referred to above. Incloses a poster demanding their expulsion, and reports that the American Syrians have called upon him for protection and have been advised to hoist the United States flag and to take shelter in the legation in case of acutal danger. 599
575 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Terres. July 20 Same subject. Approves course reported in No. 1310. 600
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italy.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). 1902. Dec. 16 Difficulty with Venezuela. Instructs to represent the desirability of settlement by arbitration. 601
214 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay Dec. 17 Same subject. Incloses the reply of the minister for foreign affairs to inquiry in the Chamber of Deputies concerning the steps taken to protect Italian interests and the attitude of the United States. 601
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 18 Same subject. Italy will be governed in her action by the attitude of Germany and Great Britain. 602
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 602
216 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay Dec. 20 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs, acknowledging receipt of preceding telegram. 602
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 21 Same subject. Reports that Italy has decided to participate in the blockade of Venezuelan ports. 603
217 Same to same Dec. 23 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office on which preceding telegram was based. 603
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 24 Same subject. Arbitration by The Hague Tribunal accepted by Italy, on condition that all Italian claims will be included and receive equal treatment with those of other nations. 604
218 Same to same Dec. 25 Same subject. Incloses official note on which the preceding telegram was based. 604
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Dec. 26 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 605
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 31 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 606
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay 1903. Jan. 2 Same subject. Italy has no objection to the arbitration by The Hague Tribunal. 606
221 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses an official note, the basis for the preceding telegram, and reports that the socialist party proposes to raise the question of international arbitration in the Parliament. 606
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 7 Same subject. Preliminary negotiations with Mr. Bowen and ultimate reference to The Hague Tribunal assented to by the Italian Government on condition that the Italian claims will receive equal treatment with those of other powers. 607
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Jan. 8 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 608
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 10 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Germany. 608
223 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses an official note which was the basis of his telegram of January 7. 608
225 Same to same Jan. 14 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs stating that the Italian Government is consulting with the blockading powers in regard to raising the blockade. 609
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 19 Same subject. The Italian ambassador at Washington has been instructed to arrange preliminaries of settlement after consulting with his British and German colleagues and the Secretary of State 610
227 Same to same Jan. 20 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs on which above telegram was based. 610
Protocol of agreement between Venezuela and Italy, to which the United States and other powers are parties. May 7 Same subject. Respecting the reference of the question of the preferential treatment of claims to the tribunal at The Hague. 611
Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 20 Announces the death of Pope Leo XIII 613
Mr. Hay to Cardinal Rampolla (telegram). Do Condolence expressed on behalf of the President, tribute to the Pope’s character. 613
Cardinal Rampolla to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 23 Thanks for telegram of sympathy. 613
Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 4 Election of the Pope. Cardinal Sarto elected 614
Same to same (telegram) do Pope takes title Pius X 614
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japan.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. July 14 Manchuria. Reports that he is informed that the Japanese Government proposes soon to address the Russian Government at St. Petersburg regarding. 615
6 Same to same do Same subject. The Japanese Government apparently considers that there is little prospect of arriving at a definite settlement at Peking, and it has been concluded to take the matter to St. Petersburg. Discusses the Japanese political situation. 615
Same to same (telegram) July 20 Same subject. Gives substance of four of the Japanese proposals, involving respective interests of both countries in China and Korea. 616
9 Same to same July 22 Same subject. Confirms above telegram, and adds that the Japanese Government proposes to conduct the negotiations in a friendly spirit and on broad and general lines. 616
14 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Sept. 2 Trade-mark of the G. & J. Tire Company, copyrighted in Japan by one Rikicki Sumi. Incloses protest of the company for investigation and report. 622
Memorandum from the Japanese legation. Sept. 12 Manchuria. Substance of conditions imposed by Russia for the evacuation of, 617
13 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Sept. 21 Same subject. Reports interview with the minister for foreign affairs reflecting the gravity of the situation. 618
17 Same to same Oct. 17 Trade-mark of the G. & J. Tire Company. Sets forth facts and law in the case and suggests the proper mode of procedure, 624
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 18 Difficulty with Russia. Reports that the Russian reply has been received, which is very unsatisfactory, as it treats solely of Korea, and ignores Manchuria. 619
Memorandum from the Japanese legation. Dec. 21 Same subject. Status of negotiations between Russia and Japan in regard to respective interests in Manchuria and Korea. 619
Memorandum from the Japanese legation. Dec. 23 Same subject. Gives additional information as to Japan’s position in regard to Manchuria and Korea. 620
31 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Dec. 24 Same subject. Reports interview with the minister for foreign affairs, who, however, did not disclose the stand taken by Russia, merely stating the position of Japan. Gives substance of the Russian reply as stated by the British minister. 621
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 31 Same subject. Interview with the minister for foreign affairs makes it apparent that Japan is bent on resorting to war if Russia’s reply to Japan’s memorandum is not both satisfactory and prompt. 622

korea.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
531 Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay 1902. Nov. 19 Indignities to American residents at Pengyang by the local authorities, and ineffectual efforts of the legation to obtain redress reported. 626
561 Same to same 1903. Jan. 2 New Year’s audience of the Emperor. Refusal of the diplomatic corps to attend the, until pending questions shall have been considered in a joint discussion, brings about the desired result. Incloses notes to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. 633
218 Mr. Hay to Mr. Allen Jan. 13 Indignities to American residents. Directs vigorous representations. 632
568 Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay Jan. 28 Foreign settlement at Chemulpo. Reports adjustment of a controversy over the ownership of certain lands in the, and payment of taxes on the northwest foreshore now occupied by Japanese Railway. Incloses correspondence. 637
579 Same to same Feb. 12 Same subject. Incloses note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs confirming arrangement reported in No. 568. 641
598 Same to same Apr. 8 Indignities to American residents. Reports action taken, restitution made by the Government, and stoppage of further extortions. 633
233 Mr. Hay to Mr. Allen May 18 Same subject. Approves course reported in No. 598. 633
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luxembourg.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
1 Mr. Hay to Mr. Newel 1903. June 10 Credentials as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary and personal instructions inclosed. 643
3 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay. July 29 Credentials. Reports presentation of, and his reception by the Government of Luxembourg. 643

mexico.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Supplementary convention between the United States and Mexico. 1902. June 25 For the mutual extradition of fugitives from justice. Text. 672
839 Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton 1903. Feb. 9 Imprisonment of railway employees in Mexico. Incloses letter from the governor of Michigan and calls for report of additional cases. 645
1725 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Feb. 28 Same subject. Full report of cases not heretofore referred to the Department; present status of other cases. Incloses correspondence. 646
1763 Same to same Apr. 6 Message of President Diaz to the Mexican congress. Incloses extracts. 652
1890 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Hay Aug. 3 Diplomatic immunities. Transmits complaint of the Japanese chargé d’affaires to Mexico, who was compelled to pay the alien tax at El Paso. 661
936 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Clayton. Aug. 25 Same subject. The law imposing a head tax on all aliens coming into the United States makes no exceptions, but the Department of Commerce and Labor will ascertain whether the amount can be refunded to the Japanese chargé. 662
942 Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton Sept. 4 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the Department of Commerce and Labor explaining that the alien tax was collected from the Japanese chargé because no representation was made. 663
1942 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Sept. 5 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 936 and remarks that international usage secures free passage to diplomatic officers. 664
1945 Same to same Sept. 9 Murder of American citizens in Mexico. Reports the case of John E. Week, and that apparently no efforts are made to apprehend the murderer. Calls attention to the number of similar cases and suggests that the matter be laid before the President. Incloses correspondence. 665
951 Mr. Adee to Mr. Clayton Sept. 19 Same subject. Instructs to ask that efficient measures be taken to prosecute the murderers. 666
1955 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Sept. 21 Message of President Diaz to the Mexican Congress. Incloses extracts. 657
953 Mr. Adee to Mr. Clayton do Diplomatic immunities. Collection of head tax from foreign diplomatic and consular officers is deemed an error by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who has requested the Treasury Department to issue instructions to collectors of customs accordingly. 664
Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton (telegram). Oct. 10 Extradition by comity of Charles Kratz, charged with bribery in Missouri, requested. Reciprocity can be promised under the decision of a Federal court that an extradition treaty has retroactive effect. 674
Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 13 Same subject. Will be granted by Mexico on full compliance with the requirements of the extradition law and promise of strict reciprocity. 674
1986 Same to same Oct. 14 Same subject. Reports interview with the minister for foreign affairs, and gives his reasons for advising immediate action. 675
Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton (telegram). Oct. 15 Same subject. Instructs to request the. The Mexican law will be observed and strict reciprocity is promised. 675
Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 21 Same subject. Reports that he has requested provisional detention of Kratz. 675
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 22 Same subject. Kratz was arrested October 20, and requisition must be made within thirty days. 676
1996 Same to same Oct. 24 Same subject. Reports action, explains cause of delay, and incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 676
[Page LXXIII]985 Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton 1903. Nov. 3 Extradition of Charles Kratz. Incloses extradition papers, and instructs to make formal request for the extradition, and give at the same time the required promise of reciprocity in any case of bribery prior to the supplemental convention of extradition. 679
988 Same to same Nov. 6 Same subject. Incloses opinion of the district court of New York establishing the retroactive effect of extradition treaties. 679
2014 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Nov. 9 Same subject. Reports interview with the President, and expresses confidence that the extradition will be granted. 680
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 16 Same subject. Reports that the requisition for the, has been made, and that the promises given are satisfactory to the Mexican Government. 680
2034 Same to same Nov. 17 Murder of American citizens in Mexico, and failure of the Mexican authorities to arrest and punish the murderers. Incloses correspondence on the subject with the Mexican Government. 667
2037 Same to same Nov. 18 Extradition of Kratz. Reports action taken in the case, complaint against the indiscretion of the United States agent, and incloses correspondence. 681
2061 Same to same Dec. 4 Imprisonment of American railway employees. Reports status of pending cases. 651
Mr. McCreery to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 26 Extradition of Kratz granted 682
2092 Same to same 1904. Jan. 2 Same subject. Incloses correspondence and order granting the. 682

netherlands.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
679 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Hay 1903. Nov. 24 Building and library for the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Incloses text of deed signed by Andrew Carnegie for a. 686

nicaragua, costa rica, and salvador.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
850 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay 1903. July 7 Jury trials abolished in Costa Rica by the Congress. States reasons why the measure must be considered a wise and necessary one. 688

panama.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Messrs. Arango, Boyd, and Arias to the Secretary of State (telegram). 1903. Nov. 4 Independence of the Isthmus. See telegram of same date under Colombia. 689
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 6 Same subject. See telegram of same date under Colombia. 689
1 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Buchanan Dec. 12 Special mission to the Republic of Panama Incloses commission and personal instructions. 689
4 Mr. Buchanan to Mr. Hay Dec. 25 Same subject. See same date under Colombia 690

persia

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
28 Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay 1903. Jan. 21 Protection of American interests by the British consul-general at Tabriz. Incloses resolution of thanks by members of the American West Persian Mission. 692
17 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tyler Feb. 18 Same subject. Services of the British consulgeneral at Tabriz appreciated. 692
29 Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay. Mar. 4 Restrictions on travel in Persia. Incloses note from the foreign office asking that notice of arrival of visiting tourists be given to the minister for foreign affairs. 693
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peru.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
822 Mr. Neill to Mr. Hay 1903. Nov. 26 Marriage law permitting non-Catholics to marry on their mere declaration that they do not belong to the Catholic faith has been promulgated by the President of Congress on the failure of the Executive to do so. Gives text of the decree. 694

portugal.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
20 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay 1903. Aug. 12 Visit of the United States European Squadron to Lisbon. Reports hospitality extended to, by the King, the authorities, and the people, and the excellent impression created by the. Incloses newspaper article. 696

roumania.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
2 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay 1903. Feb. 9 Diplomatic and consular representation of the United States in Roumania. Sensitiveness touching the failure to give previous notice of appointment of new minister, and especially the fact that the official residence of the minister is in Greece. Reports conversation with the Roumanian minister at Athens. 699
1 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jackson Mar. 5 Conditions of oppressed Jews in Roumania. Instructs to investigate, while visiting there, and report the effect, if any, of representations by other powers. 702
7 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Mar. 21 Same subject. Gives his impressions of the probable failure of the Department’s circular of August 11, 1902. Describes the motives of the Roumanian Government in excluding non-Christians from naturalization, and attitude of other powers on the question. 702
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 7 Credentials. Reports that he has presented his letters and will leave for Belgrade. 700
8 Same to same Apr. 13 Same subject. Gives substance of remarks exchanged with the King on the occasion. 701
14 Same to same Apr. 18 Jews in Roumania. No official representations have been made by any of the powers. Prejudices in Roumania are not against the race or individuals, but are born of the fear that if granted naturalization the Jews would soon gain absolute, control. Their sufferings have been exaggerated. 704
47 Same to same Sept. 7 Same subject. Reports conversation with the minister for foreign affairs in regard to Secretary Hay’s note of August 11 last and the impression made by it in Roumania. Statement of the historical, national, and social phase of the question. 704
63 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay Nov. 15 Same subject. Quotes from the report of the Royal Commission on Alien Immigration and comments on erroneous statements of Major Evans-Gordon. 706

russia.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
6 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. 1903. Feb. 4 China. Consular jurisdiction in territory leased to Russia. Incloses note from the foreign office reciting conditions for the recognition of, and of foreign consuls. 708
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Apr. 2o Manchuria. Conditions imposed by Russia for the evacuation of. Instructs to ascertain the meaning of the first two sections of the proposed convention. 708
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 29 Same subject. Reports that the minister for foreign affairs denies any knowledge of the proposed convention, and that Russia has no intention to exclude the United States from Manchuria. 709
[Page LXXV]37 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay 1903. Apr. 29 Manchuria. Gives substance of conversation on which above telegram was based. 709
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Relief of Jews in Kishenef. Instructs to ascertain whether money and supplies will be permitted to be forwarded from the United States. 712
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 9 Same subject. Reports that suffering is authoritatively denied, and aid is gratefully declined. 712
Same to same May 13 Same subject. Incloses articles from the London Standard on the subject. 712
Mr. Hay to Mr. Riddle (telegram). June 13 Manchuria. Ports to be opened in, under treaty now under negotiation. Adverts to the continued refusal of China on the ground of objections from Russia, and in spite of denial of the same. Instructs to ask whether the Russian minister at Peking has been instructed to confirm this denial. 710
Mr. Riddle to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 15 Same subject. Reports that the minister for foreign affairs recommends a frank interchange of views between the Russian and United States ministers at Peking and promises that the former will be authorized to state the attitude of Russia. 710
Mr. Hay to Mr. Riddle (telegram). June 24 Same subject. Instructs not to bring the subject up, but to give the status of the question if asked by the foreign office. 711
Memorandum from the Russian embassy. July 14 Same subject. States that the Russian Government has never opposed the opening of ports to foreign commerce excepting at Kharbin where foreign consuls will not be admitted unless the Imperial Government deems it opportune. 711
56 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. Oct. 22 Jewish divorces granted by rabbis. Inquires whether they are recognized by law, and, if so, requests text of the law. 715
62 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Nov. 10 Same subject. Incloses text of law relating to marriage, divorce, and separation of non-Christian sects in Russia. 715

servia.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
4 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay. 1903. Apr. 13 Coup d’état of King Alexander, declaring the constitution of April 6–19, 1901, ineffective, reported. 716
6 Same to same Apr. 16 Same subject. Reports that the same seems to be taken with equanimity by the Servian people. 716
7 Same to same May 12 Same subject. Memorandum of facts and incidents connected with the. 717
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 11 Assassination of the King and Queen of Roumania reported. 718
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. No new Servian king officially proclaimed. 718
Same to same (telegram) June 13 Same subject. Reports Belgrade quiet and ministry formed. 718
Same to same (telegram). June 15 Same subject. Reports that Peter Karageorgevitch has been proclaimed king. 718
16 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay June 29 Recognition of King Peter’s Government. Gives substance of four communications from the provisional government. The Skupshtina voted to put in force the constitution of 1888, and to require of military officers an oath of allegiance to both the constitution and the sovereign. 718
26 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay Oct. 7 Cabinet changes. Gives names of members of the new cabinet. Trial of officers charged with conspiracy against the murderers of King Alexander resulted in light sentences. 719
27 Same to same Oct. 15 Same subject. Reports the result of the appeal to the military court. 720

spain.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Treaty between the United States and Spain. 1902. July 3 Treaty of friendship and general relations. Text. 721
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sweden and norway.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
306 Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay. 1903. Mar. 20 Famine in Sweden. Incloses letter of thanks from Governor Bergstrom, of the Province of Norrbotten, for assistance extended by citizens of the United States during the. 731

turkey.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
341 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay 1903. Jan. 20 Outrage on Dr. H. C. Shipley by a police officer at Smyrna. On vigorous representation from the legation the money stolen from Doctor Shipley has been returned, and an apology, at first declined by the commanding officer of the gendarmerie, has been made. Full statement of the case and correspondence inclosed. 733
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Feb. 2 Equal treatment for American institutions. Instructs to ask an audience of the Sultan for the purpose of presenting a personal message from the President asking. Sets forth points and merits of the case. 735
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 3 Same subject. Reports satisfactory interview with the minister for foreign affairs and asks whether he is to insist upon immediate audience. 736
Mr. Adee to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to wait until Monday before making demand for the audience. 736
346 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Discusses various matters in suspense. Reports that the Sultan received him courteously after his return, but did not mention matters of business. 736
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 6 Same subject. Reports that he declined the request of the minister for foreign affairs for a few days’ grace. 737
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Feb. 7 Same subject. The delivery of a friendly message from the President to the Sultan should not be delayed. Asks whether the audience can not be arranged without appearing to override the minister for foreign affairs. 737
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 9 Same subject. Reports that he believes a few days’ more patience may bring about the desired result. 738
352 Same to same Feb. 10 Same subject. Confirms the favorable impressions reported in above telegram and announces his purpose to secure recognition of the principle involved rather than of the various institutions. 738
303 Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman. Feb. 13 Outrage on Doctor Shipley. The incident may be regarded as closed. 734
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports satisfactory progress of negotiations with the Porte, and discusses the necessity and advantages of an audience with the Sultan. 739
356 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above and adds that other missions have had to bear much longer delay in similar cases. 740
359 Same to same Feb. 18 Same subject. Incloses his note to the Porte requesting an audience. Mentions the personal feelings of the minister for foreign affairs in the matter, and recites the questions which will be pressed to early settlement. 741
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 24 Same subject. Reports that his request for an audience with the Sultan has not yet been answered. 742
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Feb. 25 Same subject. Delay in granting the audience. States the basis upon which the right of an audience for the delivery of a personal message from the President is claimed, and instructs to demand the audience. 743
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. No exception has been taken to his repeated request for an audience, but an attempt to avoid granting it is apparent. Asks how long he shall wait and what measures he is to take in the case of further delay. 743
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Asks whether renewed formal demand for an audience with the Sultan has been made. 743
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 1 Same subject. First request for an audience was made February 16, and has not yet been answered. Reports his impressions that the object is to gain time until matters are adjusted. 744
364 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram and dwells upon the difficulties encountered. 744
[Page LXXVII] Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). 1903. Mar. 3 Equal treatment for American institutions. Instructs to hand a paraphrase of Department’s telegram of February 25 to the minister for foreign affairs, and to insist upon the audience to deliver the President’s message. 745
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 4 Same subject. Instructions contained in above telegram have been complied with. 745
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that no reply to the demand for an audience has been received, but that he expects that the general school question may be settled in a few days. 745
367 Same to same do Same subject. The audience has been formally demanded. 746
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Mar. 5 Same subject. States that his instruction contemplates arrangement within three days. 746
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Examinations at the medical school at Beirut will be conducted by a special jury under iradé just issued. 746
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Directs-to express gratification at the issuance of above iradé. 747
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 6 Same subject. The Sultan has sent regrets at the delay in granting the audience and promises to receive him after the Coorban Bairaj ceremonies. 747
370 Same to same Mar. 7 Same subject. Recognition of American schools. Incloses letter from Messrs. Post and Peet urging that it extend to all schools in existence at this time, and his reply suggesting difficulties in the way of such recognition. 747
320 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman. Mar. 12 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 359. 750
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 21 Same subject. Audience with the Sultan. Reports that no date has yet been fixed. Asks instructions. 750
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 26 Same subject. Reports that his efforts have been neutralized by a statement of the Turkish minister at Washington that no great urgency for an audience exists. 750
378 Same to same do Same subject. Reports fair prospects of an early audience and of full satisfaction on all pending questions. 751
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Mar. 27 Same subject. The Turkish minister at Washington has been informed of the President’s displeasure at the manner in which the request for an audience has been treated. 751
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 3 Same subject. An audience was granted to-day and assurances were given that the President’s message will receive prompt and personal consideration. 751
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman. Apr. 4 Same subject. Expresses gratification 752
387 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. Apr. 5 Same subject. Gives details of the audience. 752
389 Same to same Apr. 9 Same subject. Reports that immediately after the audience the Sultan gave orders to expedite settlement of all pending questions. 752
419 Same to same May 21 Same subject. States in detail the difficulties and annoyances experienced. Gives status of negotiations. 753
376 Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman June 9 Same subject. Expresses regret at the delay met in obtaining equal treatment, especially as regards the school question. 753
444 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay June 16 Same subject. Incloses notes to the Porte urging consideration and disposal of the cases brought to its attention. The Turkish Government is not showing any ill will; but is hampered by existing conditions, from which all foreign missions suffer alike in the dispatch of their business. 754
463 Same to same June 25 Same subject. The delay in executing the promises regarding American schools is but another instance of the difficulties met by all diplomatic representatives in carrying out any business with the Turkish Government. 757
408 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman July 7 Same subject. Approves the course reported in No. 444, and instructs to press for the fulfillment of promises. 758
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 31 Same subject. The failure of the Porte to redeem promises compels him to ask for further instructions. 758
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Instructs to continue pressing for settlement of pending questions. 759
[Page LXXVIII]524 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay 1903. Aug. 15 Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. Reports condition of affairs, commends the moderation of the Turks in the presence of extreme provocation and excesses indulged in by Bulgarian bands, incloses report from the consular agent at Salonica and letter of warning to missionaries. 762
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 27 Murder, alleged, of the United States vice-consul at Beirut reported. 769
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that he has made representation to the Porte, and has asked for an investigation. 770
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to press representations vigorously. 770
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs states that the reported assassination is entirely false. 770
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Aug. 28 Same subject. The United States European Squadron has been ordered to Beirut. 770
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Vice-Consul Magelssen was not shot, but shot at. Governor called and offered regrets. 771
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 30 Same subject. Reports that the governor at Beirut and the Turkish Government continue to treat the affair lightly. 771
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 31 Same subject. Transmits telegram from Admiral Cotton reporting the departure of United States squadron for Beirut. 771
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Sept. 1 United States squadron in Turkish waters. If pending questions are settled before the arrival of, a brief visit only will be made. 771
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 4 Same subject. Describes effect of the visit of the, and expresses opinion that it will expedite the settlement of many, if not all, pending questions. 772
548 Same to same do Attempted assassination of Vice-Consul Magelssen. Incloses full report of Consul Ravndal relating to, and reports on the general unsafe and lawless conditions at Beirut. 772
551 Same to same Sept. 5 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Turkish Government relating to. 775
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Sept. 8 Equal treatment for American institutions. Failure to reply in regard to school question should not be treated as a refusal estopping further demands. 759
554 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay do Condition of affairs in Beirut and Macedonia discussed. 764,
778
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Transmits telegram from the consul at Beirut, reporting serious riot. 777
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Transmits further report from the consul at Beirut on the continued grave situation. 777
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to act in harmony with the Italian ambassador urging change of governor at Beirut. 777
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. Sept. 9 Same subject. Removal of the governor at Beirut will be demanded. Advises that the United States squadron be kept in Turkish waters until the settlement of pending Questions. 778
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Formal demand for the removal of the governor of Beirut has been made. 779
Mr. Adee to Mr. Leishman (telegram) do Withdrawal of the United States squadron from Turkish waters requested by the Turkish minister and denied by the Department. Gives substance of conversation with the Secretary of State on the subject. Awaiting report from the legation on the situation. 779
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 10 Removal of the governor at Beirut has been demanded by the French ambassador. 779
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Is of the opinion that the withdrawal of the squadron before pending questions are settled and the demand for the removal of the governor is complied with would be a mistake. 779
Same to same (telegram) do Condition of affairs at Beirut. Consul Ravndal reports that Beirut is quiet, but the people have not entirely recovered from their fright. 780
555 Same to same do Same subject. Removal of the governor at Beirut. Reports appointment of Nazim Pasha as acting governor, and makes favorable comment on the appointment. 780
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 11 Same subject. Gives text of the order dismissing Reshid Bey and appointing Nazim Pasha as governor of Beirut, Improved condition reported by the consul. 781
[Page LXXIX] Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Sept. 12 Condition of affairs at Beirut. The consul at Beirut reports that confidence is being restored. 781
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 14 Same subject. The consul at Beirut reports that the restoration of confidence is due to the vigorous action of the new governor. 782
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 15 Equal treatment of American institutions. Reports that the grand vizier shows quite plainly a determination to resist the settlement of the pending cases. 759
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 18 Condition of affairs at Beirut. Reports that Halel Pasha, governor of Broussa, has exchanged places with the dismissed governor of Beirut. 782
576 Same to same Sept. 19 Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. Reports the situation growing steadily worse, but there is little danger to American missionaries. 764
575 Same to same Sept. 21 Equal treatment of American institutions. Very slow progress is being made in the settlement of the pending questions despite the apparent desire of the minister for foreign affairs to effect a settlement. 759
Mr. Adee to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Sept. 24 Condition of affairs at Beirut. Approves his course in regard to the removal of the governor and his transfer to Broussa. 782
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. Sept. 25 Same subject. Reports that matters remain unsettled, but that there is a possibility of a permanent appointment of the present acting governor, which would tend to establish peace and security. 782
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 6 Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. Reports that the outlook continues gloomy, although reports of massacres are grossly exaggerated. 765
596 Same to same do Same subject. Reports fully on the situation. The loss in property is great, but reports of massacres are exaggerated; time for affording relief has not yet come, and hasty action of the missionaries would cause trouble. 766
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 21 Equal treatment of American institutions. The school question is meeting strong opposition because a majority of the teachers are natives and who are always suspected of sedition. 760
611 Same to same do Condition of affairs at Beirut. Matters have assumed a normal condition and advises the withdrawal of the squadron as soon as the pending questions are settled. 783
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 29 Equal treatment of American institutions. Reports that he is pressing a settlement of the pending questions more vigorously. 760
617 Same to same do Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. The revolutionary movement continues, but the outrages become less frequent. The European powers have presented a scheme for reforms, but unless modified it will be rejected by the Ottoman Government. 767
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 6 Equal treatment for American institutions. Notice has been given to the Porte that unless the pending questions are settled in a few days the Beirut matter will be pressed. 760
630 Same to same Nov. 13 Assassination of Vice-Consul Magelssen at Beirut. Incloses correspondence with the Porte on the trial and slight sentence of. persons arrested and accused of. 783
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 15 Equal treatment for American institutions. The belief that the American schools are hotbeds of sedition is the cause of opposition to the school question. Suggests resort to more drastic measures to effect a settlement. 761
Same to same (telegram) do Condition of affairs at Beirut. Reports that he has returned a note to the Porte, which was most unsatisfactory, and has protested against the promotion of the governor who was dismissed at Beirut. 784
641 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Porte in regard to. 785
642 Same to same Nov. 28 Same subject. Incloses additional correspondence with the Porte on the subject. 786
644 Same to same do Macedonia, condition of affairs in. Reports that further disturbances are not anticipated. The acceptance by the Sultan of the demands of the European powers for reforms is so worded as to make it practically worthless. 767
653 j Same to same Dec. 13 Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports his inability to make any headway. 761
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venezuela.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hill to Mr. Bowen (telegram). 1902. Nov. 29 Difficulty with Great Britain and Germany. Protection of British interests. Instructs to ask the Venezuelan Government to acquiesce in his taking temporary charge of British interests, in the event of rupture between the two countries and after being requested by the British minister to do so. 788
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 1 Same subject. Protection of German interests. Instructs to exercise the same good offices for Germany as for Great Britain. 788
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 2 Same subject. Expresses opinion that rupture may be avoided, and asks permission to use good offices to that end. 788
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 8 Same subject. Reports that the President of Venezuela has publicly stated that foreign creditors will be satisfied in full after reestablishment of peace. 789
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Protection of German and British interests. Assent of the Venezuelan Government to take charge of, has been asked. 789
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 9 Same subject. Reports the arrest of British and German subjects. President. Castro consented to Minister Bowen taking charge of the interests of both countries, and at his personal request ordered the release of two German subjects. 789
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. States that, in the absence of instructions to communicate direct with Berlin and London, he will cable to the Department, and that he will deliver any notes addressed to the German and British ministers. 790
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Arbitration. Reports that he has been requested by the Venezuelan Government to act as arbitrator on behalf of Venezuela. Asks instructions. 790
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 10 Same subject. Reports that he has secured the release of German consular officers and several subjects, and has requested the release of all other prisoners. 790
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports an attack on the German legation by a mob, wholesale arrest of German and British subjects, and action taken by him. 790
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that President Castro informed him that all German and British subjects have been released. 791
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to forward communications addressed to the British and German ministers, and to cable substance of all notes to him to the Department. 791
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Arbitration. If Venezuela proposes arbitration and Great Britain and Germany acquiesce Mr. Bowen may act on the part of Venezuela. 791
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 11 Same subject. Arbitration. Transmits substance of Venezuelan note proposing. 791
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). do Same subject. Protection of British and German interests. The President approves his course in the. 792
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 12 Same subject. States the President’s approval of his course will stimulate him in his efforts to protect the interests confided to his care. 792
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that the British legation has been put under the care of the secretary of the United States legation, that in case of trouble British subjects will go there and German subjects to the United States legation. 792
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). do Same subject. Arbitration. Venezuela’s proposal for, has been communicated to the British and German Governments. 792
137 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay. Dec. 13 Same subject. Arbitration. Incloses correspondence with the minister for foreign affairs relating to. 793
138 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs, protesting against the actions of the German and British representatives. 794
141 Same to same do Same subject. Protection of British and German interests. Incloses correspondence relating to his taking charge of the British and German legations. 795
Same to same (telegram) Do Same subject. Reports that President Castro informs him that the British and German war vessels are bombarding Puerto Cabello. 796
[Page LXXXI] Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1902. Dec. 13 Difficulty with Great Britain and Germany. Reports that the British and German consuls have been permitted to return to La Guaira. 797
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports the situation at Caracas much quieter and the excitement subsiding. 797
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 14 Same subject. Reports that the British and German war vessels bombarded the forts at Puerto Cabello on account of an alleged insult to the British flag on a merchant vessel. 797
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of Dutch interests. Reports that the minister of the Netherlands, who is sick, has requested him to take charge of Dutch interests. 797
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram) Dec. 15 Same subject. Gives permission to take charge of Dutch interests, if the Venezuelan Government consents. 797
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay do Difficulty with Germany and Great Britain. Arbitration. Desires to know without delay whether Great Britain and Germany will answer Venezuela’s proposal for. 798
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Same subject. A petition has been presented by leading citizens of Venezuela to President Castro to invest Minister Bowen with plenary powers. 798
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of Italian interests. Reports that the Italian minister, who will leave on the 17th, has requested him to take charge of Italian interests. 798
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to take charge of Italian interests if Venezuela consents. 798
Same to same (telegram) do Difficulty with Germany and Great Britain. Arbitration. No reply has yet been received from Great Britain and Germany to Venezuela’s proposal for. 798
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 17 Same subject. Arbitration. Gives text of full powers conferred upon him by President Castro. Makes suggestions in regard to the negotiations with the powers. 799
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. Venezuela’s proposition for negotiations has been communicated to London, Berlin, and Rome. 799
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 19 Same subject. States that the powers seem inclined to accept the principle of arbitration, and that the selection of The Hague Tribunal would be judicious. 799
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 20 Same subject. Germany and Great Britain have invited the President of the United States to act as arbitrator; instructs to ascertain whether Venezuela’s wishes accord therewith. 800
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Arbitration by The Hague Tribunal. Recites objection to, expresses his views as to what should be done by all the parties interested in the matter. 800
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 21 Same subject. Transmits President Castro’s acceptance of the proposition that the President of the United States should act as arbitrator. 800
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 22 Same subject. The blockade of Venezuelan ports began December 20 and 24, respectively. States conditions briefly. Mails are allowed to land. 801
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 23 Same subject. Arbitration by President Roosevelt formally accepted by the minister for foreign affairs, who suggests that Italy be included. 801
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Do Same subject. Formal request that the President act as arbitrator has not been received from the powers. 801
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 24 Same subject. Arbitration by The Hague Tribunal. Instructs to urge the Venezuelan Government to declare its acceptance, in principle, of. Terms of Great Britain and Germany will be cabled upon such acceptance. 801
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 25 Same subject. Arbitration by The Hague Tribunal accepted, in principle, by the Venezuelan Government. 802
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Dec. 27 Same subject. Communicates the German and British propositions in regard to preliminary conditions of arbitration. 802
145 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Incloses text of a petition of leading citizens of Caracas asking that Minister Bowen be empowered to act in Venezuela’s behalf. 802
[Page LXXXII] Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Dec. 31 Difficulty with Germany and Great Britain. Transmits President Castro’s reply to the German and British propositions in regard to preliminary conditions of arbitration, and asks that the blockade of Venezuelan ports be raised at once. 803
Same to same (telegram) 1903. Jan. 7 Same subject. Transmits President Castro’s acceptance of the preliminary conditions of arbitration, states the custom-houses will be the guaranty, and again asks that the blockade be raised. 803
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Jan. 10 Same subject. Preliminaries, including the raising of the blockade, can not be adjusted until Mr. Bowen’s arrival at Washington. 803
Protocol of agreement between the United States and Venezuela. Feb. 17 For submission to arbitration of all unsettled claims of citizens of the United States against Venezuela. Text. 804
170 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay Apr. 26 Rights and duties of aliens. Incloses translation of the law defining. The diplomatic corps held a meeting to discuss its provisions, but without reaching a decision. Asks instructions in case an appointee as vice-consul or consular agent is refused an exequatur on account of being engaged in business and coming within the provision of the law. 806
118 Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell May 15 Same subject. Points out for communication to the Venezuelan Government the unfriendly feature of such action toward the United States. 808

circular.

No. From and to whom Date Subject Page
Circular 1903. Nov. 14 Recognition of the Republic of Panama by the President of the United States. lxxxiii