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circulars.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Circular 1904. Jan. 19 Protection of Panaman interests by American consular officers. Incloses instruction to American consular officers to represent the interests of Panama. 1
do Feb. 20 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Quotes telegrams to and from the Department relating to the proposal of the United States Government for the maintenance of. 2
do June 10 Contraband of war. States at length the stand taken by the United States toward the Russian declaration of. 3
do Aug. 3 Designation of the diplomatic and consular service as “American” instead of “United States.” Directs the use of the adjective “American” instead of “United States.” 7
do Aug. 5 Establishment of ports of entry in the Canal Zone of the Isthmus of Panama announced. 8
do Sept. 23 Contraband of war. Incloses copy of instruction to the American ambassador at St. Petersburg protesting against the interpretation by the Russian Government of its declaration of. 4
do do Proclamations and decrees of neutrality, asks for copies of. 14
do Oct. 20 Pacific settlement of international disputes. Invitation to the Governments signatories to The Hague convention to enter into arbitration treaties. 8
do Oct. 21 Second Peace Conference at The Hague. Quotes resolution passed by the Interparliamentary Union and instructs to ascertain the views of the several Governments relating to. 10
do Nov. 28 Designation of the diplomatic and consular service as “American” instead of “United States.” In the exercise of notarial functions the term — of the United States of America must be used and not American—. 7
do Dec. 16 Second Peace Conference at The Hague. Suggestion that the further interchange of views be made through the International Bureau of the Permanent Administrative Council of The Hague. 13

proclamations and decrees of neutrality.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Proclamation by the President. 1904. Feb. 11 Proclamation of neutrality in the war between Japan and Russia. Text of, by the President of the United States. 32
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay. Feb. 13 Same subject. Text of, issued by the Chinese Government. 17
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Hay do Same subject. The French Government will conform to the principles as stated in circular of April 27, 1898. 23
1507 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Feb. 17 Same subject. Incloses copy of regulations adopted by the Chinese Government in definition of. 18
83 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Mar. 7 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by the Roumanian Government. 30
347 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Hay Apr. 25 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by the German Government. 24
369 Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay Apr. 30 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by Sweden and Norway. 31
[Page L]341 Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay 1904. May 9 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by Denmark. 21
176 Mr. Hale to Mr. Hay Oct. 4 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by Austria-Hungary. 15
Mr. Sickles to Mr. Hay Oct. 5 Same subject. Incloses text of notice that Belgium is perpetually neutral. 16
793 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by the Netherlands. 26
281 Mr. Winthrop to Mr. Hay Oct. 6 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by Spain 30
2467 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Oct. 7 Same subject. Incloses text or, issued by Mexico. 25
413 Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay Oct. 10 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by Italy. 25
1453 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Oct. 15 Same subject. Incloses text of, issued by Great Britain. 24
1005 Mr. Neill to Mr. Hay Oct. 29 Same subject. Incloses copies of notes exchanged by the Peruvian Government and the Japanese Minister in Mexico relating to. 29
226 Mr. Richardson to Mr. Hay. Oct. 31 Same subject. No proclamation issued. Brazil abides by the rules as published in circular of April 29, 1898. 16
78 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay Nov. 10 Same subject. No special proclamation issued by the Argentine Republic. 15
Mr. Ames to Mr. Hay Nov. 12 Same subject. No special proclamation issued by Chile. 17

argentine republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
72 Mr. White to Mr. Hay 1904. May 9 Message of the President of the Argentine Republic. Incloses copies of. 37
14 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay July 15 Passport application of William A. Tappan and his son, Charles L. Tappan, submitted for Department’s consideration. 36
16 Mr. Adee to Mr. Beaupré Aug. 30 Same subject. Cites Department’s circular of Mar. 27, 1899, for the legation’s guidance, and states that Charles A. Tappan is entitled to a passport. 36
35 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay Sept. 13 Treaty of friendship and commerce between the Argentine Republic and Persia. Incloses text of. 38
36 Same to same do Boundary conventions between the Argentine Republic and Chile. Incloses text of. 40

austria-hungary.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
37 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay 1903. May 18 Emigration law of Hungary. Incloses translation of the proposed law, with the “exposé de motifs.” 47
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hale Aug. 19 Medical examination of emigrants at ports of departure. Instructs to inquire whether officers of the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service can be stationed at such ports to make medical inspections of emigrants. 92
Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer (telegram). 1904. Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 42
Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. The Austrian Government is disposed to accept the proposal in a general way. 42
105 Same to same do Same subject. The Austrian Government asks whether Manchuria is included in the term “neutrality of China.” 42
Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. The United States can not specify metes and bounds. 43
106 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay Feb. 15 Same subject. The Austro-Hungarian representatives at St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Peking will be instructed in the sense of the United States proposal. 44
72 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer Feb. 26 Visit of an American fleet to Austrian ports. Announces the proposed. 44
115 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay Apr. 14 Same subject. Incloses a note from the foreign office calling attention to the law which interdicts the approach of foreign fleets to the Austro-Hungarian coast without special permission. 45
Mr. Hengelmüller to Mr. Hay. Apr. 18 Emigration law of Hungary. Incloses memorandum relating to the Dillingam bill and the Hungarian contracts with the Cunard Line. 67
119 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay Apr. 21 Same subject. Reports that the proposed law has been passed at Budapest. 68
[Page LI]122 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay 1904. Apr. 28 Same subject. Reports that the law caused excitement and newspaper comment in Austria-Hungary. Gives some of the reasons for the passing of the law. 69
Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer (telegram). Apr. 29 Visit of an American fleet to Austrian ports. Instruction to request permission for the. 46
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Storer (telegram). May 2 Same subject. Includes Fiume in preceding instruction. 46
Same to same (telegram) May 14 Same subject. Fleet will arrive at Trieste about July 1. 46
131 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay May 18 Same subject. Permission for the visit is granted. Emigration law of Hungary. Incloses ordinances promulgating the law. 46
134 Same to same May 20 Emigration law Hungary. Incloses ordinances promulgating the law. 70
156 Mr. Hale to Mr. Hay July 19 Medical examination of emigrants at ports of departure. Permission for the, can not be granted by the Austro-Hungarian Government. 92
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hale (telegram). Oct. 13 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Complaints of discrimination have been made concerning the; instructs to investigate the matter. 86
178 Mr. Hale to Mr. Hay Oct. 18 Same subject. Gives result of his investigation 87
111 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hale Oct. 19 Same subject. Instructs to use good offices in behalf of the Red Star Line, discriminated against. 88
116 Same to same Oct. 29 Same subject. Complaint of Mrs. Maria Hornick, who was compelled to forfeit her prepaid passage ticket and buy another via the Cunard Line. 88
184 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay Nov. 17 Same subject. The attitude of the Austro-Hungarian Government is stated in No. 178 of Oct. 18, 1904 (ante). 88
186 Same to Same Nov. 29 Same subject. Reports further on the attitude of the Austro-Hungarian Government on this question. 89
121 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer Dec. 14 Same subject. Instructs to bring the case of Mrs. Maria Hornick to the attention of the Hungarian Government. 91
122 Same to same do Same subject. Transmits the case of Mrs. Sophia Vanco, similar to that of Mrs. Hornick. 91
123 Same to same Dec. 15 Same subject. Department is pleased to note that the Austro-Hungarian Government is disposed to promptly investigate complaints made by American citizens. 91

belgium.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend (telegram). 1904. Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 95
215 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay Feb. 11 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 10th instant has been communicated to the minister for foreign affairs. 95
Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. The representatives of England, Germany, and France at St. Petersburg and Tokyo have already been instructed in the sense of the United States proposal. 96
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 16 Same subject. The United States can not specify metes and bounds in its proposal. 96
Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. With the understanding that “administrative entity” does not include Manchuria, the Belgian Government accepts the United States proposal. 96
216 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram in detail. 96
217 Same to same Feb. 17 Same subject. Acknowledges Department’s telegram of the 16th instant. 97

bolivia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Sorsby to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Dec. 26 Termination of the dispute with Brazil over the Acre Territory. Reports ratification of the treaty and gives the main features of the same. 98
144 Same to same 1904. Aug. 8 Message of the President of Bolivia. Incloses copies of. 98
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brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
109 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 4 Misuse of the flag of the United States. Reports that a Brazilian firm uses as its house flag a device similar to the flag of the United States. Incloses correspondence. 101
114 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Jan. 23 Treaty with Bolivia terminating the dispute over the Acre Territory. Incloses text. 104
117 Same to same Feb. 9 Misuse of the flag of the United States. Reports discontinuance of the. 103
121 Same to same Feb. 15 Acre treaty. Reports ratification of, by Brazil 107
130 Same to same Mar. 18 Same subject. Reports exchange of ratifications. 107
144 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Hay May 6 Message of the President of Brazil. Incloses copy of. 108
204 Same to same July 23 Agreement between Brazil and Peru terminating boundary dispute, and convention for the arbitration of claims. Incloses text. 109

bulgaria.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
31 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay 1904. Mar. 7 Conditions in Macedonia. Reports the prevalence of hopeful feeling in regard to events in Macedonia in the coming spring, although the Comitadges continue to terrorize the Macedonian peasants. 113
33 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay Apr. 15 Agreement between Turkey and Bulgaria to maintain peace and order in Macedonia. Incloses text. 112
35 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay May 14 Conditions in Macedonia. Reports that the reforms introduced by Russia and Austria and the recent Turkish-Bulgarian agreement have brought about comparative tranquillity in Macedonia. 113

chile.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
364 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay 1904. June 15 Message of the President of Chile. Incloses text. 115
381 Mr. Ames to Mr. Hay Oct. 2 Boundary convention between Chile and the Argentine Republic. Incloses copy of. 116

china.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1435 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1903. Nov. 21 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses a plan submitted by the Belgian minister for the payment of the indemnity on a silver basis. 177
Same to same (telegram) 1904. Jan. 25 Denunciation of the immigration treaty. Reports that he has forwarded a formal notice of, by the Chinese Government. 117
1484 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses formal notice of 117
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger (telegram). Feb. 9 Protection of Japanese interests in China. Instruction to the American consul at Niuchwang to take charge of Japanese interests there. 146
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Instructs him to inform the Chinese Government that the United States earnestly desires that the neutrality and entity of China be respected by both belligerents. 118
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the representatives of France, Germany, and Great Britain have asked their Governments to suggest to the belligerents that no troops be sent into Chihli. 118
1500 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses identical telegram sent by the several ministers to their Governments, as reported in above telegram. 119
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 11 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 10th instant has been complied with. 119
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 13 Same subject. China issued its declaration of neutrality yesterday. 120
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay Feb. 13 Same subject. Incloses the neutrality proclamation of China. 120
[Page LIII]1502 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1904. Feb. 13 Same subject. Incloses notes from Prince Ch’ing embodying China’s neutrality edict, emphasizing China’s desire to observe strict neutrality, and notice to foreign troops in China under the peace protocol to observe the original intent of the general agreement. 120
1502 Same to same do Protection of Japanese interests in China. China having consented, the American consul at Niuchwanghas been instructed to take charge of Japanese interests. 146
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 14 Same subject. Reports arrest of all Japanese arriving at Niuchwang from the interior. 147
1504 Same to same Feb. 15 Neutrality of China. Incloses notes from the foreign office expressing the purpose of the imperial court to remain at Peking. 122
1505 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses an edict to the officials of the Empire to maintain security and peace. 123
1507 Same to same Feb. 17 Same subject. Incloses regulations for the enforcement of the neutrality edict. 124
1508 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses a note from the foreign office acknowledging receipt of the kind expressions of the Government of the United States concerning the neutrality of China. 124
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Feb. 19 Same subject. Transmits the reply of the Russian Government to the proposal of the United States. 125
1509 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Feb. 23 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 19th instant has been communicated to the Chinese Government. 125
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 24 Protection of Japanese interests. Transmits report of Consul Miller that the Russian authorities refuse to give him any information concerning Japanese subjects. 147
1522 Same to same Feb. 27 Neutrality of China. Incloses the reply of the foreign office to his note communicating the reply of the Russian Government. 126
1523 Mar. 1 Same subject. Incloses a proclamation issued by Viceroy Alexeieff. 127
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 4 Same subject. Reports that Chinese troops have been sent to the Manchurian border to preserve order. 128
1528 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms in detail his telegram of the 4th instant. 128
1529 Same to same Mar. 5 Visit of Prince Pu Lun to the United States. Reports departure of the prince. 148
1535 Same to same Mar. 11 Neutrality of China. Incloses additional regulations for the enforcement of the neutrality edict. 129
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Mar. 12 Same subject. Instructs to express to the Chinese Government the earnest hope of the United States Government that China will maintain strict neutrality. 130
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 15 Same subject. Reports that China is resolved to maintain strict neutrality. 131
1541 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms in detail his telegram of same date. 131
1544 Same to same Mar. 22 Mining regulations in China. Incloses copies of and his protest against the same. 150
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Mar. 26 Neutrality of China. Asks to be informed whether the Chinese army is extensively officered by Japanese. 131
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 29 Same subject. Reports that only a few Japanese officers are employed in the Chinese army. 132
1555 Same to same Mar. 30 Same subject. Confirms in detail his telegram of the 29th instant. 132
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 5 Protection of Japanese interests. Reports that the Japanese servants of the American correspondents have not been released. 147
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 7 Same subject. Suggests that the case of the Japanese servants of the American correspondents be referred to fit. Petersburg. 147
Mr. Hay to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. Apr. 12 Visit of Prince Pu Lun. The prince will be received by the President on the 25th instant. 148
31 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay. Apr. 22 Same subject. Incloses copy of a letter from the Emperor of China to the President. 148
792 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Apr. 27 Same subject. The prince was received by the President, and all possible attention was shown him. 149
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 28 Protection of Japanese interests. Reports that the Japanese servants of Messrs. Washburn and Little have been released. 148
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Apr. 29 Neutrality of China. Instructs him to renew representations of this Government’s desire that strict neutrality be observed by China. 132
[Page LIV]1603 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1904. May 12 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Reports that the German consul-general at Shanghai has been appointed a permanent member of the Whangpu conservancy board and an engineer has been appointed as substitute. 186
Same to same (telegram) May 14 Neutrality of China. Reports that the Japanese minister again urged the Chinese Government to preserve strict neutrality, which is promised by the Chinese Government. 133
The Chinese legation to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Telegram from the Waiwu-Pu giving assurance of the purpose of the Chinese Government to maintain the strictest neutrality 133
1607 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Mining regulations in China. Incloses copy o: the revised mining regulations and his note giving notice to the foreign office that they can not be accepted by the United States Government. 153
1608 Same to same May 16 Neutrality of China. Confirms in detail his telegram of the 14th instant, inclosing correspondence with the foreign office. 133
1609 Same to same May 17 Opening of trade ports in China. Incloses a note from the foreign office advising him that Wei-hsien and Chou Ts’un are opened as trade ports. 167
1615 Same to same (telegram) May 18 Same subject. Reports the opening as a trade port of Chi-nan fu. 167
1615 Same to same May 24 Neutrality of China. Incloses an edict issued to inspire the Chinese people with confidence in the ability of the Government to preserve peace. 134
1617 Same to same May 25 Same subject. Incloses a Japanese proclamation issued after the taking of Antung. 135
Mr. Hay to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. May 31 Visit of Prince Pu Lun. Incloses a letter from the President to the Emperor of China. 149
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 8 Murder of Louis L. Etzel reported 168
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him that Consul Miller has been cabled that Etzel’s relatives desire his body sent to this country. 168
1630 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses proposed regulations submitted to the consular body and indorsements of the German and British ministers. 186
810 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger June 16 Murder of Louis L. Etzel. Incloses telegram from Miss Anna B. Etzel requesting an investigation of the circumstances connected with the. 168
1639 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay June 22 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses correspondence with the Waiwu-Pu relating to the. 189
Same to same June 25 Murder of Louis L. Etzel. Incloses full report of Consul Miller and his note to Prince Ch’ing. 169
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Conservancy of the Whangpu River. It sufficient guaranties of early and satisfactory action are given the proposals of the Nanking viceroy are unobjectionable. 190
814 Same to same June 29 Same subject. Supplements instructions contained in the preceding telegram. 190
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 5 Murder of Louis L. Etzel. Reports the proposed punishment of the persons responsible and indemnity to Etzel’s family. 173
1647 Same to same July 6 Same subject. Confirms in detail to-day’s telegram and incloses further correspondence. 173
817 Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger do Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Informs him that the viceroy of Nanking has submitted proposals for the execution of the work. 191
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). July 8 Murder of Louis L. Etzel. Accepts proposal of July 5. 174
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 12 Same subject. Indemnity has been paid 174
1659 Same to same July 13 Same subject. Confirms in detail his telegram of the 12th. 175
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger (telegram). July 15 Same subject. Indemnity should be transmitted to the Department. 176
1669 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay July 26 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses a joint note sent by the representatives of the signatory powers, except the United States, to the Chinese Government. 178
830 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Aug. 6 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. The Department is not disinclined to consider China’s proposal to do the work alone. 192
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Asks whether the guaranty offered by China is satisfactory. 192
[Page LV] Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). 1904. Aug. 10 Same subject. The Department can not pronounce on the sufficiency of the guaranty offered. A bond measure seems to be necessary. 192
1680 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Aug. 12 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with Prince Ch’ing relating to the guaranty. 193
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 13 Neutrality of China. Reports the arrival of the Russian cruiser Askold at Shanghai. 136
1684 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Aug. 20 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office. 196
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 22 Neutrality of China. Instructs to protest to both belligerents if collision is threatened on account of the Russian wireless-telegraph station at Chefoo and to reserve all of this Government’s rights in the premises. 136
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Instructs to inquire what rules of neutrality China proposes to apply to the presence of the Russian cruiser Askold at Shanghai. 137
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 23 Same subject. The consul-general has been instructed that foreign consuls can not guarantee China’s neutrality. 137
1690 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Aug. 25 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses correspondence from the secretary of the bankers’ commission at Shanghai to the dean of the diplomatic corps, transmitting a letter from the taotai of Shanghai. 179
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 26 Neutrality of China. Instructs him to use his influence to support China in its demand for neutrality in its waters. 137
1692 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Same subject. China is doing its best to preserve its neutrality. Incloses note to Prince Ch’ing relating to the Askold and the Japanese official statement in the Ryeshetelni incident. 138
601 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Loomis. do Same subject. Gives résumé of affairs in Shanghai since the arrival of the Russian war vessels Grozovoi and Askold and notes from the taotai concerning same. 140
1695 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Aug. 30 Same subject. Incloses note from Prince Ch’ing stating that the Russian war vessels at Shanghai will be disarmed on the 25th of August. 145
837 Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger Sept. 2 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Approves his action as reported in his 1669. 181
838 Same to same do Mining regulations in China. Incloses reports from the Geological Survey and the General Land Office on the. 160
840 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger Sept. 29 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Approves his note of Aug. 11, 1904, to Prince Ch’ing, inclosed in his 1680. 198
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 23 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Quotes the proposal of the Chinese Government. 181
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. Accepts Chinese proposal 181
1733 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Oct. 26 Same subject. Incloses a memorandum from the foreign office, reply to the joint note forwarded in his 1669. 182
858 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Nov. 19 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses copy of an instruction to the American representatives accredited to the signatory powers of the final protocol, pointing out the importance of an early agreement relating to the Chinese proposal. 199
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 22 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Asks whether the United States will continue to receive payments in silver. 183
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Nov. 23 Same subject. The United States Government expects the same treatment as other powers. 183
862 Same to Same Dec. 1 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Points out the necessity of absolute neutrality being observed by all officers of the Government. Incloses the President’s proclamation of Mar. 10, 1904. 185
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 5 Paymentof the Chinese indemnity. TheChinese Government insists that the United States should receive payment according to the terms of the bonds signed by China. 184
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Dec. 6 Same subject. It is preferred that the United States should not be placed in an exceptional position. 184
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 12 Antiforeign movements in China. Instructs to report about. 200
[Page LVI]1766 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1904. Dec. 14 Same subject. Reports at length, and states that the disturbances are more antidynastic in their aims than antiforeign. The Government is alert and determined to prevent any disturbance of the peace, and seems to be able to repress any outbreak. 200
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Dec. 20 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Subject to the conditions stated in Department’s telegram of the 6th instant, the United States accepts the proposal of China. 184

colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Dec. 26 Seizure of the Bogotá City Railway Company’s property by Colombian authorities reported. 227
Mr. Adee to Mr. Snyder (telegram). Dec. 31 Same subject. Instructs to invite the attention of the minister for foreign affairs to the matter. 227
263 Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 2 Attitude of Colombia toward the United States and Panama. 204
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 26 Seizure of the Bogotá City Railway Company’s property. The difficulty has been settled. 227
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 26 Attitude of Colombia, etc. Rumors are current that the United States will permit the landing of Colombian troops on the Isthmus. 204
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Snyder (telegram). Jan. 29 Same subject. The attitude of the United States remains unchanged. 205
Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject. Reports the departure of 500 troops for the coast. 205
295 Same to same Feb. 24 Seizure of the Bogotá City Railway Company’s property. Gives details of the incident. 228
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 28 Attitude of Colombia, etc. Reports movements of troops. 205
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 10 Same subject. Reports the decrease of the Colombian army from 11.000 to 5.000 men. 205
302 Same to same Mar. 26 Same subject. Reports subsidence of all public expression on this subject. 206
311 Same to same Apr. 19 Same subject. Incloses note of protest from the foreign office against the attitude of the United States in regard to the formation of the Republic of Panama and against the transfer of the New Panama Canal Company’s property to the United States. 206, 224
68 Mr. Hay to Mr. Snyder Apr 28 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of his No. 302; which has been read with much interest. 224
330 Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay June 2 Reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Columbia and Venezuela and Italy. Incloses decree. 226
332 Same to same June 3 Same to same Incloses decree. 226
Same to same (telegram) July 4 Election of General Reyes as President of Colombia reported. 225
Mr. Hay to Mr. Snyder (telegram). Aug. 12 Inauguration of General Reyes as President of Colombia. Instructs to convey congratulations to General Reyes. 225
357 Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay Aug. 18 Same subject. Above telegram has been complied with. 225
383 Same to same Oct. 25 Message of the President of Colombia to the Colombian Congress. Extracts. 229

cuba.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
715 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay 1903. Nov. 7 Murder of E. A. Murray. Reports that the police authorities at Camaguey seem to be guilty of criminal negligence in connection with the. 254
304 Mr. Adee to Mr. Squiers Dec. 16 Same subject. Directs to ascertain what steps are necessary to procure counsel to assist in the prosecution of the case. 254
790 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Hay Dec. 31 Same subject. Incloses law of criminal procedure. 255
800 Same to same 1904. Jan. 9 Treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation between Cuba and Italy. Incloses text. 230
319 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Squiers Jan. 14 Murder of E. A. Murray. Asks status of the case. 256
825 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Jan. 22 Same subject. Reports acquittal of Manuel Fuentes Remedios, accused of—and dismissal of proceedings against the police officer—charged with negligence. 256
[Page LVII] Mr. Squires to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Feb. 1 Indignity offered to the American consulate at Cienfuegos. Transmits consuls report of. 236
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 4 Withdrawal of United States troops from Cuba. Quotes address by President Palma on the occasion of the. 238
845 Same to same Feb. 5 Same subject. Confirms above telegram in detail. 239
853 Same to same Feb. 12 Indignity offered to the American consulate at Cienfuegos. Incloses correspondence with Cuban authorities relating to. 237
347 Mr. Hay to Mr. Squiers Mar. 1 Same subject. The incident may be regarded as closed. 238
926 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Apr. 23 Message of President Palma to the Cuban Congress. Incloses copy of. 239
Treaty between the United States and Cuba. July 2 Embodying the provisions defining the future relations of the United States with Cuba contained in the act of Congress approved Mar. 2, 1901, making appropriations for the Army. Text. 243
Supplementary convention between the United States and Cuba. do Extending the period within which may be exchanged the ratifications of the above treaty. 246
1083 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Oct. 1 Murder of E. A. Murray. Reports the grossly inadequate punishment of the policeman who was criminally negligent in the case. 257
438 Mr. Hay to Mr. Squiers Oct. 10 Same subject. Instructs him to ask that the Cuban Government impose adequate punishment on the negligent police officer. 257
1101 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Hay Oct. 22 Sanitary conditions in Cuba. Incloses report of the consular agent at Matanzas on. 247
1104 Same to same Oct. 28 Same subject. Incloses report of the American consul at Santiago on. 250
1116 Same to same Nov. 10 Message of President Palma to the Cuban Congree. Quotes extracts of. 241
448 Mr. Hay to Mr. Squiers Nov. 25 Sanitary conditions in Cuba. Incloses letter-from the Secretary of the Treasury and instructs to inform the Cuban Government that, unless sanitary conditions are improved in Cuba the United States will probably declare quarantine against Cuban ports. 250
Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 28 Same subject. Reports that measures are being taken to improve conditions. 252
1137 Same to same Dec. 3 Same subject. Incloses sanitary reports from the American consular officers at Santiago and Cardenas. 252
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 15 Same subject. Reports that the House passed a bill appropriating $190,000 for sanitation. 253
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 17 Same subject. The Senate passed appropriation bill for sanitation. 253

denmark.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Swenson (telegram). 1904. Feb. 11 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 258
Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. Reports that the Danish Government is in favor of the proposal. 258
329 Same to same Feb. 16 Same subject. Confirms above telegram in detail. 258
331 Same to same Feb. 24 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office, accepting the proposal of the United States. 260

dominican republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
680 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1903. Dec. 3 Recognition of the provisional government of the Dominican Republic. Incloses correspondence with the provisional government relating to the. 261
686 Same to same Dec. 15 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence on the subject. 262
210 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell 1904. Jan. 9 Same subject. Approves his notes to the provisional government. 265
[Page LVIII] Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell (telegram). 1904. Jan. 17 Same subject. Asks whether the stability of the provisional or of the Jiminez governments is sufficient to warrant formal recognition. 265
Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay Jan. 20 Same subject. Reports that the legation has recognized the Morales government. 265
Same to same (telegram). Jan 24 Same subject. Reports the situation unchanged. 266
726 Same to same Jan. 25 Same subject. Confirms above telegrams in detail, and reports the movements of U. S. naval vessels. 266
742 Same to same Jan. 31 Protection of the German vice-consul at Santo Domingo City. Incloses correspondence and relates circumstances in connection with the request for and the granting of. 267
Protocol of an agreement between the United States and the Dominican Republic. do Arbitration of the claim of the San Domingo Improvement Company against the Dominican Republic. Text. 270
Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 9 Forcible entrance of the consular office at Samana by Dominican authorities reported. 286
766 Same to Same Feb. 12 Same subject. Incloses correspondence relating to the incident. 286
Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell (telegram). Feb. 16 Same subject. Instructs to make proper representations against the unjustifiable invasion of the consular office. 288
221 Same to same Feb. 17 Same subject. Confirms above telegram in detail. 288
Award of the Commission of Arbitration. July 14 Settlement of the claims of the San Domingo Improvement Company and its allied companies against the Dominican Republic. Text. 274
9 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Aug. 9 Revolution in the Dominican Republic. Incloses copies of the treaties of peace between the revolutionary forces and the Morales government. 289
18 Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson do Settlement of the claim of the San Domingo Improvement Company. Announces the appointment of John T. Abbott as financial agent under the provisions of the award. 279
14 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Aug. 13 Imprisonment of Francisco Martinez, a Porto Rican, at Macoris. Incloses correspondence relating to the. 291
27 Same to same Aug. 29 Settlement of the claim of the San Domingo Improvement Company. Incloses his note to the minister of foreign affairs announcing the appointment of John T. Abbott as financial agent. 279
20 Mr. Adee to Mr. Dawson Aug. 31 Imprisonment of Francisco Martinez. Approves his course in the case. 293
42 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Sept. 27 Settlement of the claim of the San Domingo Improvement Company. Incloses correspondence between Mr. Abbott and the Dominican Government relating to the payment of the award and his demand for possession of the custom-house at Puerto Plata. 280
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 30 Same subject. Reports that the Dominican Government refuses to recognize the award. 283
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Oct. 4 same subject. Instructs to insist upon the award. 283
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay telegram). Oct. 14 Same subject. Reports acceptance of the award. 283
58 Same to same Oct. 17 same subject. Reports that the shares of the Banque Nationale de St. Dominique have been deposited at the legation. 284
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 21 Same subject. The financial agent was put in possession of the custom-house at Puerto Plata. 284
60 Same to same Oct. 22 Same subject. Reports the delivery of the shares of the Banque Nationale and of the unified scrip to the Dominican Government. 284
76 Same to same Nov. 22 Same subject. Reports the determination of the President not to place the financial agent in charge of the custom-houses at Monte Christi, Sanchez, and Samana. 285
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Nov. 26 Same subject. Asks whether the determination of the Dominican Government reported in his No. 76 is final. 285
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 28 Same subject. Under certain conditions the financial agent may be asked to take charge of all four ports. 285
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ecuador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
374 Mr. Sampson to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 4 Treaty of friendship, navigation, and commerce between Ecuador and Italy. Incloses copy of. 294
Mr. Hallock to the Department of State. Sept. 8 Message of the President of Ecuador to the National Congress. Extracts. 295

ethiopia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Treaty between the United States and the King of Ethiopia. 1904. Sept. 30 To regulate the commercial relations between the two countries. Text. 298

france.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). 1904. Feb. 8 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 301
1295 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Feb. 12 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 8th instant will be discussed by the cabinet and satisfactory reply is expected. 301
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 13 Same subject. The French Government gives adherence to the proposal of the United States. 302
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. Expresses gratification of the President for the hearty and prompt cooperation of France. 302
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 19 Same subject. Transmits Russia’s reply to the proposal of the United States. 302
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 2 Transfer of the new Panama Canal Company’s property to the United States. Reports that speedy conclusion is expected. 302
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 17 Same subject. Reports execution of the deed of transfer. 303
Mr. Vignaud to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 2 Same subject. Transmits letters and contract exchanged with J. P. Morgan & Co. 303
Treaty between the United States and France. May 9 For the determination of their relations in Tunis. Text. 304
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). May 28 Abduction of Ion Perdicaris by bandits in Morocco. Instructs to request the good offices of the French Government. 307
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 30 Same subject. The French minister at Tangier has been instructed to cooperate in the rescue of Perdicaris. 307
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). June 25 Same subject. Transmits the thanks of the President to the French Government. 308
Mr. des Portes to Mr. Hay. July 14 Decoration conferred upon Secretary of State John Hay by the French Republic. Announces the fact and offers congratulations. 306
Mr. Hay to Mr. des Portes (telegram). do Same subject. Expresses appreciation 306
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to advise the French Government of his acceptance and to express to it his gratitude. 307

germany.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). 1904. Feb. 8 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 309
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 9 Same subject. The proposal of the United States is agreeable to the German Government. 309
294 Same to same Feb. 10 Same subject. Confirms above telegram in detail and incloses copy of his note to the foreign office. 310
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). do Same subject. Department will at once communicate the views of the United States to all neutral signatories of the protocol of Peking. 311
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. The German representatives at St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Peking will be at once instructed in the sense of the United States proposal. 311
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. Instructs to convey to the Emperor the appreciation of the President. 311
[Page LX] Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Feb. 17 Same subject. Reports compliance with above telegram and transmits gratification of the Emperor. 311
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 20 Same subject. Reports that the German Government is gratified that the proposal of the United States has been so generally accepted in principle by the powers. 312
331 Same to same Apr. 5 Fine imposed upon Emil Vibert for nonperformance of military service. Reports the circumstances connected with the case and incloses correspondence. 317
179 Mr. Hay to Mr. Dodge Apr. 26 Passport application of Robert Albert Böker. Instructs to recall the embassy’s refusal to issue a passport upon the. 312
182 Same to same May 5 Fine imposed upon Emil Vibert. Department is of opinion that intervention in Vibert’s behalf would be successful if, in addition to his American citizenship, it was based on forfeiture of his German allegiance under the German law of June 1, 1870. 319
358 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay May 13 Passport application of Robert Albert Böker. Gives reasons for refusal of passport and asks further instruction. 312
368 Same to same May 27 Fine imposed on Emil Vibert. The German Government holds that the German law of 1870 can not be applied in this case, and that the naturalization treaties between Germany and the United States do not apply to Alsace and Lorraine. 320
192 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower May 31 Passport application of Robert Albert Böker. The applicant’s father having forfeited his right to protection as an American citizen, the refusal of the passport seems to be proper. 314
382 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay June 11 Fine imposed on Emil Vibert. The minister for foreign affairs suggests that Vibert address a petition to the Emperor for the annulment of the fine and release from German allegiance. 321
207 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower June 13 Same subject. Approves his course as reported in his No. 368. 322
215 Same to same June 28 Same subject. If Vibert sends a petition to the embassy, the same may be forwarded to the foreign office with the statement that such action does not concede the German contention that the naturalization treaties do not apply to Alsace and Lorraine. 322
440 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Hay Aug. 17 Neutrality of Germany in the war between Russia and Japan. Reports that the Russian war vessels which took refuge at Tsingtau have been disarmed by the German authorities. 323
531 Same to same Nov. 12 Passport obtained fraudulently by Josef Henry Tetz. Reports circumstances connected with the case and incloses the passport and correspondence. 315
280 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower Dec. 2 Same subject. Instructs to inform the German authorities that Tetz is not an American citizen and that the passport has been withdrawn. 316

great britain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
15 Sir Mortimer Durand to Mr. Loomis. 1904. Jan. 29 Delimitation of the Alaska boundary. Announces that the Canadian government is ready to enter into arrangements for the. 324
19 Same to same Feb. 2 Protection of the British vice-consulate at Santo Domingo. Conveys the thanks of the British Government for the. 327
28 Mr. Loomis to Sir Mortimer Durand. Feb. 5 Delimitation of the Alaska boundary. Mr. O. H. Tittmann, superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, has been designated as the United States representative on the Delimitation Commission. 324
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Feb. 8 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 327
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 9 Same subject, The British Government asks to be informed whether Manchuria is included in the phrase “neutrality of China.” 327
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. The United States seeks by its proposal to secure the smallest possible area of hostilities and the largest possible area of neutrality. 328
[Page LXI] Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Feb. 11 Same subject. The British Governmant approves in principle the proposal of the United States, but suggests a qualification in regard to the description of the area to be neutralized. 328
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. Japan accepts the principle of China’s neutrality provided Russia does so. The delimitation of the area of hostilities can not be attempted, and an identic note by the powers is not necessary. 328
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. The British representatives at St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Peking have been instructed in the sense of his telegram of the 11th instant. 329
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. Instructs to express to Lord Lansdowne cordial appreciation. 329
1346 Mr. White to Mr. Hay Apr. 13 Newfoundland fisheries, agreement between France and Great Britain relating to the. Incloses copy of. 329
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). Apr. 20 Contraband of war. Informs him that war correspondents using wireless telegraph within the zone of operations of the Russian fleet will be treated as spies and vessels with such apparatus will be seized. 332
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 27 Same subject. Reports that the British Government has made reservations similar to those of the United States. 333
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 27 Abduction of Ion Perdicaris by bandits in Morocco. Transmits the conditions for the release of Perdicaris and Varley insisted upon by the brigand. 338
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). May 31 same subject. Thanks to the foreign office tor communicating the information from Tangier. 338
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 3 Contraband of war. Lord Lansdowne desires to exchange views with the Government of the United States on the Russian order making every kind of fuel contraband of war. 333
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). June 13 Same subject. Instructions on his telegram of the 3d instant were mailed on the 10th. 333
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 13 Protection of seals in the North Pacific Ocean. At the request of the Russian and Japanese Governments measures have been taken by the British Government to patrol the region of the Commander Islands for the. 339
Same to same (telegram) July 14 Same subject. The British Government requests to be informed what measures, if any, the United States proposes to take for the protection of seals. 339
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). July 18 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether the British Government is willing to enter into a reciprocal agreement relating to seal poachers. 339
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 21 Same subject. The British Government agrees to a reciprocal arrangement. 340
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate (telegram). July 29 Contraband of war. The Government of the United States thinks that the sinking of the Knight Commander was not justified. Cites authorities. 333
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Aug. 1 Protection of seals. Informs him of the acceptance by Russia of the proposal that American vessels patrol the prohibited zone. 340
1420 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Aug. 2 Contraband of war. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office giving the views of the British Government on the subject. 334
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 3 Same subject. The British foreign office desires to know the views of the United States on the sinking of the Knight Commander and the depredations of the Russian volunteer fleet. 336
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of seals. The British and Russian Governments have come to an agreement relating to the protection of seals. 340
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 5 Same subject. The British-Russian agreement extends over the whole prohibited zone. 340
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Aug. 6 Contraband of war. It is deemed inadvisable to express an opinion in reply to telegram of the 3d instant 337
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of seals. The commander of the American patrol vessel will be instructed in regard to the area within which to confine his operations. 341
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 9 Contraband of war. Requests a copy of the representations made by the British Government. 337
[Page LXII] Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Aug. 10 Same subject. Lord Lansdowne protested verbally against the contentions of the Russian Government and its harsh mode of enforcing the same. 337
Mr. Adee to Mr. Choate (telegram). Aug. 25 Protection of seals. The American cruiser Buffalo has been ordered to patrol the waters of the Commander Islands. 341
176 Sir Mortimer Durand to Mr. Loomis. Oct. 1 Delimitation of the Alaska boundary. Incloses the report of Messrs. King and Tittmann. The Canadian government is satisfied with the proposed line. Asks whether the United States will agree thereto. 325
1452 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Oct. 15 Protection of seals. Incloses a report from the British patrol vessel. 341
Declaration signed at St. Petersburg. Nov. 25 Firing on British fishing vessels by Russian war vessels. Agreement for an international commission of inquiry. 342
Mr. Hay to Sir Mortimer Durand. Dec. 1 Same subject. Informs him of the appointment of Rear-Admiral Charles Henry Davis on the commission of inquiry. 342
143 Same to same Dec. 2 Delimitation of the Alaska boundary. The United States is ready to accept the line proposed by the commission. 326
205 Sir Mortimer Durand to Mr. Hay. Dec. 6 Firing on British fishing vessels by Russian war vessels. Conveys the thanks of the British Government for the prompt appointment of Rear-Admiral Davis as a member of the commission. 343

greece.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Jackson (telegram). 1904. June 7 Visits of United States war vessels to Greece. Informs him that a fleet will arrive on the 30th instant 344
193 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay July 6 Same subject. Reports incidents connected with the visit of an American fleet. 344
203 Same to same Sept. 5 Same subject. Reports the visit of the United States European squadron to Corfu. 345

guatemala and honduras.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
131 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 11 Currency of Guatemala. Incloses decree fixing the relative value of, and his note to the foreign office. 346
97 Mr. Hay to Mr. Combs Feb. 25 Claims of Mrs. Charles W. Renton, Ella Miller Renton, and Jacob Baiz against Honduras. Reviews the Renton claims and instructs him to ask for settlement. 352
104 same to same Mar. 11 Currency of Guatemala. Incloses letters from the Secretary of the Treasury and G. Amsinck & Co., and asks for further report.
105 Same to same Mar. 24 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence and instructs him to make proper representations against the application of the decree to debts due American citizens. 349
160 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay Apr. 5 Same subject. Reports that danger of an interpretation inimical to American interests of the decree has been removed by the prompt action of the legation. 349
173 Mr. Brown to Mr. Hay May 18 Treaty of nonintervention and arbitration between Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Salvador. Incloses copy. 351
75 Same to same May 23 Renton and Baiz claims against Honduras. Incloses note from the foreign office stating that the Honduran Government desires a just solution of the matter. 368
204 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay Sept. 20 Currency of Guatemala. Incloses decree withdrawing decree of Dec. 22 last. 350
Agreement between the United States and Honduras. Nov. 25 For the settlement of the claims of Mrs. Charles W. Renton, Ella Miller Renton, and the estate of Jacob Baiz against Honduras. Text. 368
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haiti.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1330 Mr. Battiste to Mr. Hay 1903. Sept. 12 License tax imposed on American citizens in Haiti. Incloses copy of the law relating to and protest against the same by C. Lyon Hall & Co. 371
579 Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell Oct. 5 Same subject. The United States insists upon the observance by Haiti of the treaty with the United States. 377
1338 Mr. Battiste to Mr. Hay Oct. 21 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence protest, etc. 374
582 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell Nov. 6 Same subject. The view of the Haitian secretary of state for foreign relations in the interpretation of the treaty can not be accepted. Cites authorities. 378
1366 Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 2 Same subject. Reports that additional protests have been filed in the legation by American merchants at Port au Prince. 379
588 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell. Jan. 8 Same subject. The Department can no longer engage in the discussion of the question, which must be considered as settled. 380
589 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Terres Jan. 14 Same subject. Instructs him to insist upon the observance by Haiti of the letter and spirit of the treaty between the two countries. 380
“N” Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay Jan. 16 Same subject. No reply has as yet been received from the foreign office. 381
1376 Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay Feb. 8 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office acquiescing in the demand of the United States. 381
“Q” Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses his note to the foreign office informing the same that the question must be considered as settled. 383
594 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell Feb. 27 Same subject. The reply of the Haitian Government is regarded as a substantial acceptance of the interpretation placed upon the treaty by the United States. 384
Mr. Léger to Mr. Hay Mar. 5 Annexation of, or protectorate over, the Dominican Republic by the United States. Quotes treaty between Haiti and the Dominican Republic wherein the countries pledge themselves to maintain the integrity of their territories. 371
1382 Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay Mar. 7 Denial of license to do business to American citizens. Incloses protests of American citizens relating to. 384
1383 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses additional protests 386
“c” Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay Mar. 16 License tax imposed on American citizens. Reports that a higher license will be no longer demanded of Americans in business, but that the restrictions connected with obtaining the licenses have not been removed. 384
Treaty between the United States and Haiti. Mar. 24 Naturalization treaty. Text 389
Treaty between the United States and Haiti. do Extending the time for the ratification of the naturalization treaty. Text. 391
1387 Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay Apr. 19 Denial of license to do business to American citizens. Gives further information. 387
Mr. Léger to Mr. Hay May 7 Denunciation of the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation of 1864. Gives notice of termination of the treaty of 1864 at the expiration of one year. 370
603 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell May 9 Denial of license, etc. Instructs to request the Haitian Government to grant the licenses without further delay, on terms consistent with treaty obligations 388
1409 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay May 24 Same subject. Licenses have been granted and the matter may be considered as settled. 388
76 Mr. Hay to Mr. Leger May 25 Denunciation of the treaty of 1864. Acknowledges his note of the 7th instant giving notice of. 370
1410 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay do Claim of Hall or Weyman. Announces settlement of. 392
1434 Same to same June 15 Exclusion of Syrians from Haiti. Incloses copy of a law recently passed by the legislature for the. 393
486 Same to same Aug. 4 Protection of naturalized American citizens of Syrian origin. Reports an attempt to mob certain Syrians, American citizens, and his efforts in their behalf. 397
1488 Same to same Aug. 8 Exclusion of Syrians. Incloses his note to the foreign office informing the same that the United States Government can not permit any discrimination against any of its citizens. 395
[Page LXIV]1500 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1904. Aug. 17 Fraudulent naturalization of Syrians. Reports that he has discovered that a number of Syrians are in possession of fraudulent naturalization papers. 398
1510 Same to same Aug. 25 Exclusion of Syrians. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to. 396
1520 Same to same Aug. 31 Fraudulent naturalization of Syrians. Incloses certificate of Antoine Kalil Hage. 398
1525 Same to same Sept. 5 Same subject. Incloses certificate of Joseph Jacobs. 399
1530 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office giving further information on the subject. 400
637 Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell Sept. 13 Same subject. Requests further information for the Department of Justice. 401
1537 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay Sept. 14 Same subject. Incloses three additional naturalization certificates, which are believed to be fraudulent. 401
1540 Same to same Sept. 15 Same subject. Incloses certificate of Assad Kalil Abynemer. 402
640 Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell Sept. 26 Same subject. Incloses letter from the Attorney-General stating that the certificate taken from Antoine Kalil Hage was forged. 403

italy.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Agreement effected by exchange of notes between the United States and Italy. June 13, 1903; Mar. 12, 1904. For the protection of trade-marks in Morocco 407
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). 1904. Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 405
332 Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay Feb. 12 Same subject. A definite reply to the above proposal will be given as soon as the foreign office learns the views of the French, German, and British Governments. 405
335 Same to same Feb. 17 Same subject. Incloses a memorandum from the foreign office accepting in principle the proposal of the United States. 406
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The Italian representatives at St. Petersburg, Tokyo, and Peking have been instructed in the sense of the above memorandum. 406
339 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay Mar. 4 Fraudulent naturalization of Giuseppe Divito. Incloses fraudulent certificate which had been purchased by Divito. 406
211 Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer. Apr. 18 Same subject. The case has been referred to the Department of Justice for investigation. 407

japan.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
30 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Griscom. 1903. Dec. 31 Murder of shipwrecked seamen of the American ship Benjamin Sewall in Formosa. Incloses dispatch from the American vice-consul at Tamsui giving an account of. 440
33 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office on the subject. 442
Same to same (telegram) 1904. Jan. 8 Difficulty between Japan and Russia. Transmits the proposal of Russia to Japan concern-in a Korea and Manchuria. 410
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 13 Same subject. Transmits the proposal of Japan to Russia. 410
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 27 Same subject. The Japanese Government has intimated to the Russian minister that an answer to its proposal is about due. 411
37 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Griscom. Feb. 4 Murder of shipwrecked seamen of the Benjamin Sewall. Approves his note to the foreign office as reported in his No. 30. 444
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 5 Difficulty between Japan and Russia. Reports that preparations for war are being rushed by Japan. 411
[Page LXV] Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Feb. 6 Same subject. Japan has instructed its minister at St. Petersburg to break off diplomatic relations with Russia. 412
Japanese legation to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Copy of a note presented by the Japanese minister at St. Petersburg to the Russian Government. 412
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 7 Same subject. The Russian minister will depart from Takyo on the 12th instant. 413
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay. do Protection of Japanese interests in Russia. The Japanese Government asks whether United States diplomatic and consular representatives will be permitted to take charge of Japanese interests. 430
Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira Feb. 9 Same subiect. Grants above request 430
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). do War between Russia and Japan. Reports opening of hostilities at Chemulpo. 413
Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom (telegram). Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Expresses the earnest desire of the Government of the United States that the neutrality of China be respected by both belligerents. 418
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 11 War between Russia and Japan. Declaration of war was issued by Japan on the 10th instant. 413
7 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay. do Neutrality of China. If China assumes an attitude of neutrality the same will be respected by Japan, provided Russia does so. 418
45 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Feb. 15 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office confirming Mr. Takahira’s note of the 11th instant. 419
Baron Komura to Mr. Takahira. Feb. 16 Protection of Japanese interests in Russia. Expresses appreciation. 431
48 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Feb. 18 War between Russia and Japan. Incloses copy of the declaration of war and rules governing-contraband of war, press correspondents, strategical sea areas, and Russian merchant ships. 413
Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira. Feb. 19 Neutrality of China. Transmits the Russian reply to the proposal of the United States. 420
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay. Feb. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges above note 421
49 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Transmits correspondence between the Chinese minister at Tokyo and the foreign office relating to. 421
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay. Feb. 26 Protectorate of Japan over Korea. Transmits protocol providing for. 437
12 Same to same Mar. 5 Protection of Japanese interests in Russia. Expresses appreciation. 431
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Mar. 14 Murder of shipwrecked seamen of the Benjamin Sewall Incloses note from the foreign office reporting steps taken to punish the offenders. 444
Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom (telegram). Mar. 15 Neutrality of China. China is resolved to maintain strict neutrality. 422
60 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Mar. 17 Protectorate of Japan over Korea. Reports signing of the protocol providing for. 438
61 Same to same do Neutrality of China. The Japanese Government is grateful for the efforts of the United States to secure. 423
14 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay Mar. 19 Protection of Japanese interests. Requests assistance for the return of Japanese subjects from Siberia. 431
122 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahira. do Same subject. Informs him that the American ambassador at St. Petersburg is assisting 12 destitute Japanese subjects to reach Berlin. 432
15 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay Mar. 24 Same subject. Requests that permission be obtained for a neutral vessel to proceed to Korsakov in order to bring back to Japan members of the Japanese consulate and 600 subjects. 432
21 Same to same Apr. 9 Same subject. Requests good offices to obtain the release of the Japanese prisoners taken on the Hanyei Maru. 433
51 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom do Murder of the shipwrecked crew of the Benjamin Sewall Expresses appreciation of the efforts of the Japanese Government to punish the offenders. 445
130 Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira Apr. 12 Protection of Japanese interests. Reports efforts made by the American ambassador at St. Petersburg. 434
53 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Apr. 14 Murder of the shipwrecked crew of the Benjamin Sewall Incloses dispatch from the vice-consul at Tamsui reporting the punitive measures taken against the offenders. 445
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahira Apr. 15 Protection of Japanese interests. Informs him, that the departure of the Japanese from Korsakov will be permitted. 434
[Page LXVI] Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira 1904. May 5 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. States that the naval authorities have been instructed not to forward circulars soliciting contributions from Japanese subjects in the United States Navy. 427
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay May 6 Same subject. The Japanese consul-general at New York will be instructed in the sense of the above note. 428
Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira May 7 Protection of Japanese interests. Expresses regrets that the American commercial agent at Vladivostok has given charge of the Japanese consular buildings at that place to the port admiral for Red Cross purposes without first obtaining approval. 435
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay May 9 Same subject. The Japanese Government has no objection to the consular buildings at Vladivostok being used for Red Cross purposes. 435
Same to same May 12 Neutrality of China. Transmits telegram from his Government informing him that the Chinese Government has been advised to continue to observe strict neutrality. 423
37 May 23 Protection of Japanese interests. Requests good offices to obtain the release of the crew of the Hagino-ura Maru. 435
87 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay June 14 Murder of the shipwrecked crew of the Benjamin Sewall. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to measures taken to prevent a recurrence of similar incidents. 447
152 Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira June 23 Protection of Japanese interests. The Russian Government declines to release the crew of the Haaino-ura Maru. 436
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Aug. 15 Neutrality of China. Incloses official report regarding the capture of the Russian destroyer Ryeshetelni. 424
Same to same Aug. 20 Same subject. Incloses statement of Japan’s position regarding the capture of the Ryeshetelni. 424
Same to same Aug. 26 Same subject. Incloses statement of Japan’s position regarding the Russian war vessels at Shanghai. 426
72 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee. Aug. 30 Protectorate of Japan over Korea. Incloses agreement between Japan and Korea relating to. 438
115 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Sept. 1 Same subject. Incloses above agreement 439
166 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira. Sept. 2 Same subject. Acknowledges Mr. Takahira’s No. 72 of the 30th ultimo. 440
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee. Sept. 13 Neutrality of the United States. Calls attention to the fact that the Russian cruiser Lena has entered the harbor of San Francisco. 428
169 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira. Sept. 15 Same subject. The President has issued an order directing the disarmament of the Russian cruiser Lena. 428
74 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee. Sept. 16 Same subject. The Japanese Government desires that the officers and crew of the Russian cruiser Lena be detained in the United States. 429
170 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira. Sept. 17 Same subject. The President had, before receipt of above note, taken steps to detain the officers and crew of the Russian cruiser Lena in the United States. 430
75 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay Oct. 11 Protection of Japanese interests. Expresses profound gratitude for the exercise of good offices by Ambassador McCormick at St. Petersburg 436
78 Same to same Oct. 12 Visit of Prince Sadanaru Fushimi to the United States. Prince Fushimi will leave Yokohama for San Francisco on the 22d instant. 448
172 Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira Oct. 15 Same subject. Acknowledges exchanged between Prince Fushimi and himself. 448
124 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Oct. 19 Same subject. Reports courtesies exchanged between Prince Fushimi and himself. 448
87 Mr. Hioki to Mr. Hay Nov. 10 Same subject. Reports that Prince Fushimi will arrive in Washington on the 14th instant. 449
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 19 Same subject. Expresses gratitude for the hospitality and courtesy extended to Prince Fushimi. 450

korea.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
671 Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay 1904. Feb. 18 Attack on American property by Korean soldiers. Inclosos report of and correspondence with foreign office relating to. 451
681 Same to same Feb. 27 Protectorate over Korea by Japan. Incloses agreement providing for. 454
[Page LXVII] Mr. Hay to Mr. Allen 1904. Apr. 6 Attack on American property by Korean soldiers. Approves his note to the Korean minister for foreign affairs. 452
738 Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay May 10 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office giving result of an investigation of the matter. 453

liberia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
11 Mr. Lyon to Mr. Hay 1903. Sept. 23 Immigration of American negroes to Liberia. Reports destitute condition of immigrants from the United States. 455
Mr. Lyon to Mr. Loomis 1904. Feb. 15 Same subject. Incloses report of the opinions of prominent citizens and government officials of Liberia on the subject. 455
53 Mr. Lyon to Mr. Hay June 14 Same subject. Incloses newspaper clipping on the subject. 459

mexico.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton (telegram). 1904. Jan. 28 Imprisonment of H. C. Harding and H. E. Dugat in Mexico. Instructs him to inquire into circumstances connected with. 461
2128 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Jan. 29 Same subject. Incloses report and correspondence on the subject. 461
2142 Same to same Feb. 5 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office. 463
506 Señor de Azpíroz to Mr. Hay Feb. 11 Wounding and imprisonment of Eulogio Zambrano, a Mexican, in Texas. Requests that an investigation be made. 473
443 Mr. Hay to Señor de Azpíroz Feb. 16 Same subject. The governor of Texas has been requested to investigate the matter. 474
2173 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay. Mar. 1 Imprisonment of American railway employees in Mexico. Reports release of L. C. Coutcher. 482
2181 Same to same Mar. 7 Same subject. Reports release of F. Gordon 483
2187 Same to same Mar. 8 Same subject. Reports release of C. O. Bean 484
2193 Same to same Mar. 11 Same subject. Reports the return of bail furnished by Bean. 485
2235 Same to same Apr. 11 Message of the President of Mexico to Congress. Extracts. 485
2326 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Hay June 20 Constitution of Mexico. Incloses text of amendments to the. 491
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Clayton (telegram). July 8 Murder of J. B. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, and Enoch Woodworth in Mexico. Asks for apprehension and punishment of the murderers. 489
2347 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay July 9 Same subject. Incloses copy of note to the foreign office on the subject. 489
2378 Same to same Aug. 4 Imprisonment of H. C. Harding and H. E. Dugat. Incloses correspondence requesting expedition of the case. 463
2389 Same to same Aug. 13 Same subject. Incloses additional correspondence. 464
2435 Same to same Sept. 10 Murder of J. B. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, and Enoch Woodworth. Incloses correspondence reporting the measures taken to discover the murderers. 490
1153 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Clayton. Sept. 19 Imprisonment of H. C. Harding and H. E. Dugat. Incloses dispatch from the consul at Matamoros reporting that the case has never been settled. Instructs him to take appropriate measures. 465
28 Señor de Azpíroz to Mr. Hay do Imprisonment of Eulogio Zambrano in Texas. Incloses report of the Mexican consul at Brownsville, Tex., on the case. 475
2443 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Sept. 20 Imprisonment of H. C. Harding and H. E. Dugat. Incloses correspondence and reports status of the case. 466
515 Mr. Loomis to Señor de Azpíroz. Sept. 24 Imprisonment of Eulogio Zambrano. His No. 28 of the 19th instant has been sent to the governor of Texas. 476
2453 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Sept. 27 Imprisonment of H. C. Harding and H. E. Dugat. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs stating that he has asked for a report on the case from the judge who has charge of it. 468
[Page LXVIII]2477 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay 1904. Oct. 11 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office transmitting report on the case from the judge who had charge of it. 468
2481 Same to same Oct. 12 Message of the President of Mexico to Congress. Extracts. 487
521 Mr. Hay to Señor Gamboa Oct. 13 Imprisonment of Eulogio Zambrano. Transmits copy of a letter from the governor of Texas inclosing reports of State officials on the case. 476
522 Same to same Oct. 19 Same subject. Incloses letter from the governor of Texas containing additional information. 478
76 Señor de Azpíroz to Mr. Hay Nov. 28 Same subject. Enters a formal claim for an indemnity 480
2561 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Dec. 8 Inauguration of President Diaz and Vice-President 493
543 Mr. Hay to Señor de Azpíroz Dec. 9 Imprisonment of Eulogio Zambrano. Offers an indemnity of $500. 481
2569 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Dec. 12 Imprisonment of Harding and Dugat. Incloses further correspondence and requests instruction 470
82 Señor de Azpíroz to Mr. Hay Dec. 13 Imprisonment of Eulogio Zambrano. Accepts the indemnity offered by the Department. 481
548 Mr. Hay to Señor de Azpíroz Dec. 29 Same subject. Incloses check for $500 in payment of the indemnity. 482
2601 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 4 Imprisonment of Harding and Dugat. Reports that a portion of the sentence has been remitted by the Mexican authorities. 471
1209 Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton Jan. 11 Same subject. No further action need to be taken. 473

morocco.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Gummeré to Mr Hay (telegram). 1904. May 19 Abduction of Ion Perdicaris by bandits. Reports the facts, and steps taken by him to secure the release of the captive. 496
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). do Same subject. A war vessel has been ordered to Tangier. 496
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 20 Same subject. No terms received from the bandits. 496
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to urge the Moorish authorities to secure the release of Perdicaris. 497
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 22 Same subject. Negotiations for the release of the captives have begun. 497
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to work actively in behalf of Perdicaris and to keep Department advised. 497
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 25 Same subject. Reports that the negotiations for the release of the captives are most unsatisfactory. 497
Same to same (telegram) May 29 Same subject. Reports that the lives of the captives are threatened. 497
Same to same (telegram) May 30 Same subject. Reports the arrival of the U. S. S. Brooklyn. 498
Same to same (telegram) June 1 Same subject. Reports the arrival of the Mediterranean squadron. 498
Same to same (telegram) June 8 Same subject. Reports the steps taken by the Moorish Government to effect the release of the captives. 498
Mr. Hay to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). June 9 same subject. It must be clearly understood that the United States will not guarantee any concessions made by the Sultan to the bandits. 499
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 10 Same subject. Reports status of negotiations 499
Same to same (telegram) June 11 Same subject. Reports serious illness of Mr. Perdicaris. 499
Same to same (telegram) June 14 Same subject. Reports that the bandits demand guaranties of immunity from molestation by the Moorish Government. 500
Same to same (telegram) June 15 Same subject. Reports further demands by the brigands. 500
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports status of negotiations 501
Same to same (telegram) June 17 Same subject. Reports that the brigand’s terms have been accepted by the Moorish Government. 501
Same to same (telegram) June 19 Same subject. Release of the captives is expected to take place on the 21st instant. 502
Same to same (telegram) June 20 Same subject. Reports further details of the negotiations. 502
Same to same (telegram) June 21 Same subject. Reports delay in the release of the captives and requests authority to present an ultimatum to the Moorish Government. 502
[Page LXIX] Mr. Hay to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). 1904. June 22 Same subject. The United States Government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead. No marines should be landed, however, or customhouse seized without specific directions from the Department. 503
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the prospects for the release of the captives are brighter. 503
Same to same (telegram) June 23 Same subject. Reports that a messenger left today with the money for the release of the captives. 503
Same to same (telegram) June 24 Same subject. The captives are expected in Tangier to-night. 504
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports the arrival of the captives at their home. 504
Mr. Hay to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). June 25 Same subject. Commends his successful work in bringing about the release of Mr. Perdicaris. 504
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 26 Same subject. Expresses gratification at Department’s commendation. 504

netherlands.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
379 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Newel 1903. Aug. 13 Arbitration of the preferential treatment of claims against Venezuela. Incloses printed copy of The Hague protocols. 505
Mr. Adee to Mr. Newel (telegram). Aug. 18 Same subject. Gives names of arbitrators. 505
Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 14 Same subject. Tribunal finished hearing arguments. Statements of awards of mixed commission at Caracas may be submitted until December 15. 505
702 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 29 Medical inspection of emigrants by United States medical officers. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office which declines to give permission for the. 519
Mr. Hay to Mr. Garrett (telegram). Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 521
Mr. Adee to Baron Gevers Feb. 16 Contraband of war. Memorandum relating to the rules of the United States concerning the furnishing of coal to a belligerent to reach the belligerent’s nearest home port. 523
717 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay Feb. 19 Neutrality of China. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office which desires to know the text of the identic note which the United States will propose. 522
721 Feb. 26 Arbitration of the preferential treatment of claims against Venezuela. Incloses the award of the 506
410 Mr. Hay to Mr. Newel Mar. 9 Same subject. The Government of the United States is ready to pay its share of the costs of the arbitration, but can not see to the execution of the award by other governments. 516
736 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay Apr. 5 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the secretary-general of the permament court of arbitration in which Jonkheer Ruyssenaers offers to act as intermediary in regard to the honorarium to be paid to the arbitrators. 517
Same to same (telegram) May 3 Same subject. Asks whether he shall draw on the Department for our share of the arbitrators’ compensation. 518
Jonkheer van Swinderen to Mr. Hay. do Contraband of war. Acknowledges with thanks Department’s memorandum of February 16, 1904. 524
Mr. Hay to Mr. Newel (telegram). May 4 Arbitration of the preferential treatment of claims against Venezuela. Authorizes him to draw on the Department for this Government’s quota of compensation to the arbitrators. 519
Mr. Penfield to Mr. Hay May 15 Same subject. Final report of the agent of the United States. 509
Treaty between the United States and the Netherlands. May 31 Extending the extradition convention of June 2, 1887, between the two countries to their respective island possessions and colonies. Text. 524
770 J Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay July 8 International conventions relating to differences in marriage laws, divorce laws, and the guardianship of minors. Incloses copy of. 526
[Page LXX]777 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay 1904. Aug. 5 Arbitration of the preferential treatment of claims against Venezuela. Reports that Mexico and Venezuela have paid their quota of compensation to the arbitrators. 519
779 Same to same Aug. 8 Same subject. The compensation of the arbitrators has been paid by all the Governments that took part in the arbitration. 519

nicaragua, costa rica, and salvador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Messis. Hopkins & Hopkins to Mr. Hay 1903. Aug. 20 Salvador Commercial Company, settlement of claim of, against Salvador. Incloses agreement between the company and the Government of Salvador. 533
Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay (telegram) Sept. 22 Same subject. Reports that Salvadorean Congress ratified the above agreement. 536
575 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Merry 1904. Feb. 4 Same subject. Incloses letter from the attorneys of the company complaining of the nonfulfillment by the Salvadorean Government of the above agreement, and instructs him to take appropriate measures. 536
576 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry Feb. 9 Same subject. Calls attention to the essential points in which Salvador fails to comply with the agreement. 539
921 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Feb. 25 Same subject. Incloses his note to the foreign office giving notice of the complaint of the company. 539
931 Same to same Mar. 31 Same subject. Incloses a copy of the law enacted by the Salvadorean Congress covering the objections raised by the company. 540
961 Same to same Aug. 31 Peace conference between the Presidents of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and Salvador reported. 541
983 Same to same Oct. 28 Arbitration of the boundary dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras. The question of the boundary line will be submitted to the King of Spain. 542

panama.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bunau-Varilla to Mr. Hay. 1903. Dec. 10 Payment of the Canal indemnity. Announces that J. P. Morgan & Co. have been appointed the financial agents of Panama. 651
Mr. Buchanan to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Jan. 8 Sanitary conditions on the Isthmus of Panama. Suggests that United States medical inspectors be stationed at certain South and Central American ports to report the sanitary conditions of such ports and vessels bound for the Isthmus. 552
22 Same to same Jan. 9 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with Rear-Admiral Glass and the Panaman Government on the subject 552
29 Same to same Jan. 16 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence with the Panaman Government. 555
44 Same to same Jan. 25 Same subject. Incloses a decree of the Panaman Government ordering a measure of police precaution. 558
56 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay Feb. 16 Constitution of the Republic of Panama. Incloses copy of, and reports the election of President and Vice-Presidents. 562
Mr. Bunau-Varilla to Mr. Hay. Feb. 20 Sanitary conditions on the Isthmus of Panama. Suggests that officers of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service stationed at foreign ports exercise their authority for all vessels leaving for the Isthmus of Panama. 559
57 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay Feb. 22 Inaguration of Dr. Manuel Amador Guerrero as first President of Panama reported. 581
Convention between the United States and the Republic of Panama. Feb. 26 For the construction of a ship canal to connect the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Text. 543
Mr. Bunau-Varilla to Mr. Hay. Mar. 3 Payment of the canal indemnity. States that a check for $10,000,000 may be prepared, payable to J. P. Morgan & Co., but that it should be held until receipt of the specific order from the Government of Panama to deliver it. 652
[Page LXXI]28 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bunau-Varilla. 1904. Mar. 4 Sanitary conditions on the Isthmus of Panama. Informs him that the officers of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service will be instructed in the sense of his note of February 20, 1904. 560
Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 23 Payment of the canal indemnity. Requests to be informed when the United States will be ready to make payment on account of the canal indemnity. 652
Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell (telegram). Apr. 25 Same subject. Payment will be made in a few days. 653
Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. The Panaman Government asks that $1,000,000 be paid to J. P. Morgan & Co. and that balance be held until arrival of the newly appointed minister. 653
Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell (telegram). Apr. 30 Same subject. $1,000,000 will be paid to J. P. Morgan & Co. on the 2d proximo and balance will be held until arrival of new Panaman minister. 653
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Russell (telegram). May 16 Same subject. The balance due Panama will be paid at once to J. P. Morgan & Co. 653
Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 17 Same subject. The Panaman Government requests that the balance due Panama be held until the arrival of a commission appointed to receive it. 654
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Russell (telegram). May 18 Same subject. The United States Government having recognized J. P. Morgan & Co. as the financial agents of Panama, this Government can not now repudiate that authority. 654
Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. The Panaman Government is unwilling to authorize payment of balance due to J. P. Morgan & Co. and maintains that it has a right to direct the payment to the commission appointed for that purpose. 654
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Russell (telegram). May 19 Same subject. Instructs him to inform the Panaman Government that the United States Government declines to modify the arrangement made with Panama concerning the payment of the indemnity. 655
Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 21 Same subject. Reports that the Panaman Government accepts the terms of the United States Government. 655
86 Same to same May 24 Transfer of the Canal Zone to the United States. Reports the arrival and reception by the President of Gen. George W. Davis, governor of the Canal Zone. Incloses announcement issued by the governor to the inhabitants of the Zone. 581
88 Same to same May 27 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the foreign office to General Davis proposing a formal transfer and delivery of the Canal Zone to the representatives of the United States. 584
Mr. Lee to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 17 Same subject. Reports that the transfer papers were signed on the 16th instant. 584
116 Same to same July 18 Establishment of United States ports, customhouses, and post-offices in the Canal Zone. Quotes a memorial by the local chamber of commerce to the President of Panama protesting against the. 585
Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 25 Same subject. Reports that the President of Panama protested against the establishment of ports of entry at Ancon and Crystobal. 586
4 Same to same July 26 Same subject. Discusses the situation concerning custom-houses in the Canal Zone. 587
Same to same (telegram) July 27 Same subject. Reports that the Panaman minister for foreign affairs has agreed to a modus vivendi. 588
6 Same to same Aug. 2 Same subject. Incloses correspondence between Governor Davis and the foreign office relating to the subject. 588
8 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copies of the protest of the minister for foreign affairs and his reply thereto. 593
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Barrett (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to assure the Panaman Government that the United States Government will do nothing inconsistent with the honor and true interests of both Republics. 594
10 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports good progress in his efforts to relieve, the tension of the port question. 594
14 Same to same Aug. 9 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to Department’s telegram of the 2d instant. 595
7 Mr. de Obaldía to Mr. Hay. Aug. 11 Same subject. Transmits a statement with regard to the port question in the Canal Zone. 597
[Page LXXII]6 Mr. de Obaldía to Mr. Hay 1904. Aug. 11 Same subject. Discusses at length the difficulties between the Panaman Government and the Government of the Canal Zone concerning the establishment of ports of entry, customhouses, and post-offices in the Canal Zone. 598
Mr. Hay to Mr. de Obaldía Aug. 18 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from Mr. Varilla to Mr. Hay dated January 19, 1904, relating to the interpretation of the canal convention. 607
Mr. de Obaldía to Mr. Hay Aug. 19 Same subject. States that he had knowledge of Mr. Varilla’s note of January 19, 1904, and that he based his views on the canal convention. 609
23 Mr. de Obaldía to Mr. Hay Aug. 20 Same subject. Reports that he submitted Mr. Varilla’s note to the minister for foreign affairs and that the intimation that the United States is ready to open negotiations outlined in the President’s order of June 24 has allayed public excitement. 610
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 23 Same subject. The Panaman Government prefers that the negotiations be conducted at Panama. 610
10 Mr. Adee to Mr. de Obaldía. Aug. 29 Same subject. Informs him that it is deemed advisible to conduct the negotiations at Panama, and suggests that he advise his Government to that effect. 610
15 Mr. Adee to Mr. Barrett do Same subject. Advises him that the negotiations will be conducted at Panama. 611
Mr. de Obaldía to Mr. Hay. Aug. 31 Same subject. States that he has informed his Government of the decision that the negotiations will be conducted at Panama. 611
31 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay Sept. 6 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to the opening of negotiations for the settlement of the port question. 612
Mr. Adee to Mr. Barrett (telegram). Sept. 8 Extradition of Herman E. Haass. Instructs him to ascertain whether the Panaman Government will entertain request for surrender of a fugitive from the United States as an act of comity. 644
Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. The Panaman Government agrees to surrender fugitive. 644
Mr. Adee to Mr. Barrett (telegram). Sept. 12 Same subject. Instructs him to request provisional arrest and detention of Herman E. Haass. 644
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 13 Same subject. Informs him that Haass is expected to be at Hotel Gran Central, Panama, to-day. 644
40 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports the Panama police have been notified. 645
41 Same to same Sept. 19 Same subject. Reports the arrest of Haass 645
22 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Barrett Sept. 23 Same subject. Informs him that John T. Connors, extradition agent, will present the President’s warrant. 646
52 Mr. Lee to Mr. Hay Oct. 11 Same subject. Reports the surrender of Haass to the extradition agent by the Panaman Government, and incloses copy of the resolution authorizing the surrender. 646
12 Mr. Hay to Mr. de Obeldía. Oct. 24 Establishment of ports, etc., in the Canal Zone. Answers at length arguments as presented in his No. 6. of August 11, 1904. 613
66 Mr. Lee to Mr. Hay Nov. 14 Seditious and mutinous conduct of the army of Panama. Reports steps taken by the legation to assist the Panaman Government in preserving order. 647
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Lee (telegram). Nov. 15 Same subject. Instructs him to offer assistance to the President of Panama from the United States in the suppression of the mutiny. 648
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Barrett (telegram). Nov. 17 Establishment of ports, etc., in the Canal Zone. Announces that the Secretary of War will visit Panama. 630
27 Mr. Hay to Mr. Lee Nov. 19 Extradition of Merman E. Haass. Incloses indictment of Haass. 647
70 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay Nov. 22 Seditious and mutinous conduct of the army of Panama. Gives an account of events in connection with the subject, and reports that the army has been disbanded. 648
71 B Same to same Dec. 6 Establishment of ports, etc., in the Canal Zone. Relates events in connection with the visit of the Secretary of War to Panama, and reports the successful termination of the difference between the Zone government and the Panaman Government. 631
[Page LXXIII]32 Mr. Hay to Mr. Barrett 1904. Dec. 8 Seditious and mutinous conduct of the army of Panama. Commends his course in the matter. 651
Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 13 Establishment of ports, etc., in the Canal Zone. Reports successful inauguration of the new system of relations in the Canal Zone. 643
78 Same to same Dec. 20 Sanitary conditions on the Isthmus of Panama. Incloses report of the chief sanitary officer, and states that there is no reason to believe that a yellow-fever epidemic will break out on the Isthmus. 560

persia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
31 Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 20 Passport application of Ablahat Odishu Samuel. Reports that he has declined to issue the passport and states his reasons. 656
22 Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson Feb. 25 Same subject. Approves his action 656
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 13 Murder of Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree, an American missionary in Persia, reported. 657
Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson (telegram). Mar. 23 Same subject. Instructs him to insist on energetic action by the Persian authorities to apprehend and punish the murderer. 658
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 25 Same subject. The American and British legations are insisting on energetic action on the part of the Persian Government to apprehend the murderer, who has been identified and located. 658
44 Same to same Apr. 18 Same subject. Gives detailed account of the murder, and reports action taken by Persian Government to apprehend the murderer. 658
Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 5 Same subject. Reports that the American and British legations presented a joint note on the subject to the prime minister. 659
Same to same (telegram) May 18 Same subject. Reports the arrest of the murderer. 659
1 Same to same May 30 Same subject. Reports conversation with the minister for foreign affairs on the subject of protection of foreigners in Persia. 659
30 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tyler June 20 Same subject. The Department expects that full justice be meted out to the participators in the crime. 660
Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 24 Same subject. Reports that the accomplices will not be arrested unless a peremptory message is sent by the Department. 661
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tyler (telegram). do Same subject. The President hopes that this case be settled before the arrival of the new Persian minister. 661
31 Same to same June 25 Same subject. Approves his action as reported in his No. 51. 661
56 Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay July 1 Same subject. Reports that little progress has been made since the arrest of the murderer. Incloses correspondence with the minister for foreign affairs. 661
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay July 8 Same subject. Incloses copy of an identic note presented to the prime minister by the American and British ministers. 667
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Pearson. July 22 Same subject. Commends his course in the matter. 668
63 Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay July 23 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office. 669
66 Same to same July 29 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the minister for foreign affairs regarding the failure of the authorities to arrest the accomplices of the murderer. 670
72 Same to same Aug. 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the prime minister relating to the removal of certain government officials and the arrest of the accomplices of the murderer. 672
35 Mr. Adee to Mr. Tyler Aug. 31 Same subject. Commends his course in the matter. 673
80 Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay Sept. 21 Same subject. Reports that, in view of the delay, hesitation, and ambiguous statements of the Persian Government, he paid a visit to the minister for foreign affairs and earnestly impressed upon him the necessity for speedy action. 673
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 11 Same subject. Requests further instruction from the Department. 674
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tyler (telegram). Oct. 12 Same subject. If no immediate satisfaction is given the President will be constrained to lay the matter before Congress. 674
[Page LXXIV] Mr. Tyler to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Oct. 18 Same subject. Reports that the Shah has ordered the Crown Prince to arrest the murderers immediately. 675
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 26 Same subject. Reports that the Crown Prince sent a detachment of fifty mounted men to arrest the murderers. 675
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 1 Same subject. The Crown Prince reports that six of the accomplices, in trying to escape, were killed. 675
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 21 Same subject. Reports that, according to reliable information-the report of the 1st instant is untrue, and that he has lodged indignant remonstrance. 675
Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson (telegram). Nov. 25 Same subject. If no satisfactory action is taken before Congress meets the President will lay the matter before that body. 675
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 28 Same subject. Reports prospect of a settlement, and requests instructions concerning an indemnity. 676
Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to demand an indemnity of $50,000. 676
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 12 Same subject. The Persian Government agrees to pay the indemnity, but begs the President to reduce the amount. 676
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 28 Same subject. Reports the conditions of the settlement as agreed to by the Persian Government. 676
Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson (telegram). Dec. 29 Same subject. Approves the conditions of the settlement. 677
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telearam). 1905. Jan. 3 Same subject. Reports payment of the indemnity. 677
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Pearson (telegram). Jan. 4 Same subject. Gives instructions concerning the disposition of the indemnity. 677
Same to same Jan. 6 Same subject. The President commends his energetic and efficient action in the case. 677

peru.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
817 Mr. Neill to Mr. Hay 1903. Nov. 19 Claim of W. R. Grace & Co. against Peru, settlement of. Incloses copy of his note to the minister for foreign relations calling attention to this long-pending claim. 678
831 Same to same Dec. 19 Same subject. Reports that an agreement has been made between the minister of finance and W. R. Grace & Co. 679
849 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 28 Arbitration of the boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru. Incloses protocol. 680
852 Same to same Jan. 30 Boundary between Bolivia and Peru. Incloses treaty relating to the demarcation of, and treaty of arbitration respecting the limits of the two countries 684
856 Same to same Feb. 3 Claim of W. R. Grace & Co. against Peru. Incloses copy of a law making provisions for the payment of. 680
879 Same to same Mar. 5 Marriages of foreigners in Peru. Incloses copy of a decree requiring foreigners who desire to marry in Peru to present certificates from their legations in proof of their civil condition. 687
883 Same to same Mar. 25 Visit of the United States Pacific Squadron to Peru. Reports cordial reception of. 692
885 Same to same Mar. 28 Marriages of foreigners in Peru. Incloses copy of his note to the foreign office pointing out the reasons why United States representatives can not comply with the requirements of the decree relating to. 689
325 Mr. Hay to Mr. Dudley Apr. 11 Same subject. Approves his action 690
894 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses copy of his instruction to the American consul at Callao not to issue certificates of celibacy. 690
Same to same (telegram) May 7 Death of President Candamo of Peru announced. 693
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dudley (telegram) do Same subject. Instructs him to express sympathy of the President and people of the United States. 693
14 Mr. Calderon to Mr. Hay May 9 Same subject. Expresses appreciation for the message of sympathy. 693
912 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay May 10 Arbitration of the boundary dispute between Colombia and Peru. Reports the signing of a convention for the. 694
[Page LXXV]920 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay 1904. May 16 Death of President Candamo. Reports that he sent flowers in the name of the President upon the occasion of the late President Candamo. 694
923 Same to same May 17 Arbitration of the boundary dispute between Colombia and Peru. Incloses copy of the convention. 695
329 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dudley May 19 Marriages of foreigners in Peru. Approves his No. 894. 691
950 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay July 8 Display of the Peruvian flag on anniversaries of other nations and as a sign of condolence upon the death of chiefs of other States. Incloses copy of a decree providing for. 697
958 Same to same July 23 Marriages of foreigners in Peru. Incloses executive resolution suspending the decree inclosed in his No. 879. 691
337 Mr. Adee to Mr. Dudley Aug. 3 Display of the Peruvian flag, etc. The tributes shown by this Government on occasion of the death of the chief of a friendly State are within the discretion of the Executive. 698
977 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay Aug. 21 Arbitration of the boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru. Reports that an encounter took place between Ecuadorean and Peruvian troops. 682
978 Aug. 29 Display of the Peruvian flag, etc. The decree inclosed in his No. 950 was nominally issued upon the basis of reciprocity, but it is stated that it is not the purpose of the Peruvian Government to inuuire into the fact of reciprocity. 698
341 Mr. Adee to Mr. Neill. Sept. 17 Arbitration of the boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru. Instructs him to inquire into the facts of the encounter between Ecuadorean and Peruvian troops and to express the desire of the President that peace may be preserved. 683
995 Mr. Neill to Mr. Hay Oct. 12 Same subject. Reports that the expression of the desire of the President that peace be preserved was received with pleasure and satisfaction by the Peruvian Government, and that an adjustment of the difficulty will be secured. 683
1004 Same to same Oct. 29 Arbitration of Alto Jurua and Alto Purús claims. Reports that the Peruvian Congress approved the convention with Brazil for the arbitration of. 699

portugal.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bryan (telegram.) 1904. Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 700
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay (telegram.) Feb. 16 Same subject. The Portuguese Government concurs in the proposal of the United States. 700
60 Feb. 17 Same subject. Confirms his telegram of same date and incloses note from the Portuguese foreign office. 700
33 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 26 Visit of the United States battle-ship squadron to Lisbon. Informs him of the proposed visit. 702
70 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay. Mar. 22 Same subject, King Carlos promises a cordial welcome to the American squadron. 702
The King of Portugal to President Roosevelt (telegram.) June 11 Same subject. Expresses his pleasure of the visit of the American squadron. 703
President Roosevelt to the King of Portugal (telegram.) June 13 Same subject. Expresses thanks for the courtesy to himself and the generous hospitality to the American fleet. 703
85 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay June 18 Arbitration treaty between Portugal and Spain. Text. 701
84 Same to same June 21 Visit of the United States battle-ship squadron to Lisbon. Gives an account of the hospitality extended to the fleet. 703
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roumania.

No. Prom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
93 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay 1904. May 5 Jews in Roumania. Reports that Jewish newspapers of London speak of better relations now existing in Roumania between the Jews and Christians. 706
97 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay May 27 Petroleum industry in Roumania. Reports that the Roumanian Parliament passed a law for the purpose of controlling concessions by private persons to corporations. 706
105 Same to same June 25 Same subject. Reports the new rules concerning the Government petroleum reservoirs issued under the new law. 707

russia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Jan. 2 Difficulty between Russia and Japan. Reports that he is informed that a conciliatory reply to the Japanese counter proposals will be sent in a few days. 708
Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Feb. 6 Same subject. Informs him of the attitude of Japan toward Russia. 708
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 7 Same subject. Reports the conditions proposed by Russia to Japan. 708
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Protection of Japanese interests in Russia. Instructs him to inquire whether it will be agreeable to the Russian Government if American representatives look after the interests of Japan in Russia. 714
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 8 Difficulty between Russia and Japan. Reports that the Russian minister at Tokyo had the Russian reply when the Japanese minister asked for his passports. 709
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 9 Protection of Japanese interests. The Russian Government has no objections to the American representatives looking after the interests of Japan. 714
Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Same subject. Directs him to instruct the American consular officers in Russia in the sense of the above telegram. 714
The Russian embassy to Mr. Hay. Feb. 10 War between Russia and Japan. Reports the beginning of hostilities. 709
84 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Incloses a Government communication on the situation in the Far East. 709
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Expresses the earnest desire of the Government of the United States that the neutrality of China be respected by both belligerents. 722
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 10th has been communicated to the minister for foreign affairs. 723
Count Cassini to Mr. Hay Feb. 15 Same subject. Communicates rules for vessels entering Port Arthur. 723
Mr. Hay to. Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits the reply of the Japanese Government to the proposal of the United States. 723
89 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Feb. 17 Same subject. Reports that the Russian Government will shortly reply to the proposal of the United States 724
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 19 Same subject. Transmits the reply of the Russian Government to the proposal of the United States. 724
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Same subject. The reply of the Russian Government is considered as responsive to the proposal of this Government. 725
The Russian embassy to the Department of State. Feb. 29 Same subject. Defines the limits of the border region in Manchuria which may be used as the field of military operations. 725
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. Mar. 2 Protection of American interests in Korea. An assurance from the Russian Government that all possible security will be given to neutral Americans in Korea would be acceptable to the United States Government. 726
95 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Mar. 5 Same subject. Reports that the minister for foreign affairs gave assurances that in case of the occupation of Korea by Russian troops all neutral foreigners would be safeguarded. 726
98 Same to same Mar. 9 Contraband of war. Transmits the Russian rules relating to. 727
[Page LXXVII] Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Mar. 19 Protection of Japanese interests. Reports that he is sending several destitute Japanese to Berlin. 715
Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Same subject. Approves his action as reported in above telegram. 715
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 24 Same subject. The Japanese Government desires that its destitute subjects in Siberia be notified that they may be assisted to Berlin if they desire. 715
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. The Japanese Government desires the consent of the Russian Government to send a neutral vessel to Saghalien Island to take off the Japanese consular staff and 600 refugees. 715
Count Cassini to Mr. Hay Mar. 26 Neutrality of China. Gives information that mines are being laid at the mouth of the Liao Ho River. 725
Same to same Mar. 28 Protection of American interests in Korea. Warns all neutral powers of the danger in which vessels calling at Korean ports may be involved through the development of the war. 727
Same to same Mar. 30 Neutrality of China. Transmits rules for vessels navigating waters in which military operations are carried on. 726
92 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. Apr. 1 Protection of Japanese interests. Incloses a note from the Japanese minister at Washington informing the Department that the Russian Government has agreed to communicate information concerning Japanese prisoners of war. 716
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 4 Arrest of American newspaper correspondents by Russian authorities. Informs him of the arrest of Messrs. Washburn and Little, and instructs him to ask for their release. 777
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 6 Protection of Japanese interests. Reports that the foreign office is awaiting a reply from the viceroy in regard to a neutral vessel to take off Japanese subjects from Saghalien Island. 717
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Apr. 7 Same subject. Instructs him to use good offices to effect the release of two Japanese servants of Messrs. Washburn and Little, who were arrested near Niuchwang. 717
96 Same to same Apr. 11 Same subject. Incloses a note from the Japanese minister at Washington expressing a desire for the release of the Japanese on board the captured press boat Hanyei Maru 717
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay do Same subject. The request for the release of the Japanese subjects on board the Hanyei Maru has been referred to the viceroy. 718
119 Apr. 12 Arrest of American newspaper correspondents. Reports the release of Messrs. Washburn and Little. 778
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 15 Protection of Japanese interests. Reports that permission has been granted for a neutral vessel to take off Japanese subjects from Saghalien Island. 718
Count Cassini to Mr. Hay do Contraband of war. Gives information that correspondents using, wireless telegraph within the zone of operations of the Russian fleet will be considered as spies. 729
239 Mr. Hay to Count Cassini Apr. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges above note, and reserves all rights the United States may have in international law in case of an arrest of an American citizen or seizure of an American vessel 729
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 21 Protection of Japanese interests. The Japanese consul at Korsakov has been informed that a neutral vessel will take off Japanese subjects at that place. 718
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Apr. 22 Same subject. The British steamer Ettrick Dale will be dispatched to Korsakov. 718
127 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Apr. 30 Same subject. Incloses a note from the foreign office declining to release the Japanese prisoners captured on the Hauyei Maru 719
Same to same (telegram) May 1 Same subject. Reports that the viceroy will exchange information relating to prisoners of war as often as practicable. 719
Same to same (telegram) May 6 Same subject. Reports that the commercial agent at Vladivostok has turned the Japanese consular premises over to the port admiral for Red Cross purposes. 720
Same to same (telegram) May 8 Same subject. Reports the arrival and departure of the Ettrick Dale at and from Korsakov. 720
[Page LXXVIII]110 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. 1904. May 9 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the Japanese minister at Washington relating to the Japanese consular premises at Vladivostok 720
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Passport application of Michael Silberkasten. Asks whether Department issued a passport. 778
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). May 10 Same subject. No record of passport to Silberkasten. 778
Same to same (telegram) May 11 Protection of Japanese interests. The Japanese Government has no objection to the use of the consular premises at Vladivostok for Red Cross purposes. 720
132 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. do Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Incloses report of the Russian minister to Korea taking exceptions to the action of Captain Marshall, of the U. S. S. Vicksburg, in the battle off Chemulpo. 780
134 Same to same May 14 Protection of Japanese interests. The viceroy has been requested to communicate the names of the Japanese prisoners taken on the Kinshu Maru. 721
Same to same (telegram) May 17 Contraband of war. Reports that raw cotton is declared contraband. 729
141 Same to same May 21 Same subject. Incloses decree declaring cotton contraband of war. 730
144 Same to same May 25 Same subject. Above decree applies to raw cotton and cotton waste. 730
146 Same to same May 27 Passport application of Michael Silberkasten. Incloses report of the consul at Warsaw on the subject. 778
Circular June 10 Contraband of war. Gives the attitude of the United States on the subject. 730
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). June 11 Protection of Japanese interests. The Japanese Government requests permission to send a neutral vessel to Caparison Djaore for Japanese refugees. 721
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 22 Same subject. The viceroy declines to release the crew of the captured Hagino Ura Maru. 721
164 Same to same June 30 Same subject. Reports that he has sent a list of Japanese prisoners of war to the Japanese minister at Berlin. 721
127 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. July 1 Discriminatory treatment of Jews (American citizens) in Russia. Incloses a resolution adopted by the House of Representatives relating to the subject for transmission to the Russian Government. 790
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Eddy (telegram). July 18 Protection of seals in the North Pacific Ocean. Instructs him to ascertain whether the Russian Government desires to have the operations of the American patrol vessels extend to the waters of the Commander Islands. 794
131 Same to same July 20 Protection of Japanese interests. Incloses a note from the Japanese minister at Washington stating that it is not necessary to send a vessel to Caparison Djaore, as the Japanese subjects have been transferred to the interior. 722
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Protection of seals. Department’s telegram of the 18th instant has been communicated to the foreign office. 794
Mr. Adee to Mr. Eddy (telegram). July 27 Seizure of the steamship Arabia. Instructs him to request release of vessel and cargo. 732
Same to same (telegram) do Seizure of the steamship Ardova. Instructs him to advise the Russian Government that the United States Government owns part of the cargo of that vessel. 732
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 28 Seizure subject. Reports the release of the Ardova. 733
134 Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick. July 29 Same subject. Incloses a communication from the War Department relating to the cargo of the Ardnva. 733
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Eddy (telegram). July 30 Seizure and sinking of the Knight Commander. Instructs him to inform the Russian Government that the United States reserves all rights of security, regular treatment, and reparation for American cargo on the Knight Commander. 734
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 31 Protection of seals. Reports the acceptance by the Russian Government of the proposal concerning. 795
Mr. Adee to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Aug. 1 Seizure of the Arabia. Instructs him to ascertain whether the Arabia has been taken to Vladivostok and whether a prize court has been established there. 734
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 2 Same subject; Answers above telegram in the affirmative. 735
[Page LXXIX] Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). 1904. Aug. 3 Same subject. Transmits the manifest of the Arabia and instructs him to request release of vessel and cargo. 735
172 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. do. Prize regulations. Incloses copy of 735
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Aug. 4 Protection of seals. The Government of the United States deems it inexpedient to report any marauding by American vessels to the Russian Government. 795
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Aug. 9 Seizure of the Arabia. Press reports state that the prize court has confiscated air the cargo of the Arabia consigned to Japanese ports. 755
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 10 Same subject. Reports confiscation of all the cargo of the Arabia consigned to Japan and release of the vessel. 755
176 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses a note from the foreign office informing him of the decision of the prize court in the matter of the cargo of the Arabia. 755
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of seals. The Russian Government accepts the proposition as stated in Department’s telegram of the 4th instant. 795
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Aug. 11 Seizure of the Arabia. Takes exceptions to the decision of the prize court, and instructs him to protest against the condemnation of the cargo and to ask for its release. 756
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 13 Same subject. Asks upon what principle certain machinery, part of the cargo of the Arabia, was condemned, if at all. 757
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 11th instant has been complied with. 757
138 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. Aug. 15 Seizure of the Ardova. Incloses telegram from the consular agent at Alexandria stating that a letter to the United States quartermaster-general at Manila was seized by the Russian commander. 757
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 16 Seizure of the steamship Calchas. Instructs him to request the release of noncontraband American cargo. 758
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Aug. 19 War between Russia and Japan. Incloses regulations for the protection of Russian ports. 711
178 Same to same Aug. 20 Seizure of the Arabia. Reports that the British ambassador protested against the seizure on similar lines as his own protest. 758
Mr. McCormick to Count Lamsdorff. Aug. 22 Discriminatory treatment of Jews, etc. Note transmitting the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives. 790
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Aug. 23 Seizure of the Arabia. Instructs him to ascertain whether evidence will be received by the council of admiralty on the hearing of the appeal. 759
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram) Aug. 24 Same subject. Reports that cargo of machinery on the Arabia was confiscated and states the principle upon which confiscation was made. 759
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Aug. 25 Protection of seals. The American cruiser Buffalo will patrol the waters of the Commander Islands. 796
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 26 Seizure of the Arabia. Instructs him to request that ample time be given to the interested parties to take an appeal from the decisions of the prize court. 759
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 30 Same subject. Evidence win be accepted by the council of admiralty. 759
same to same (telegram) do same subject, Gives the regulations for the extension of the time for an appeal. 760
143 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. do Same subject, instructs him to make earnest protest against the decisions of the prize court and to state that the Government of the United States is unable to recognize the principle of that decision and still less to acquiesce in it as a policy. 760
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Sept. 1 Seizure of the Calchas. Instructs him to request the release of the cargo of the Calchas if the seizure was based on its destination to private parties in Japanese ports. 763
144 Same to same do Seizure of the Arabia. Enters further protest against the seizure. 763
181 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Sept. 3 Same subject. Reports that Department’s instruction of the 30th ultimo has been communicated to the minister for foreign affairs and that Count Lamsdorff declined to express any opinion, as the matters are now in the hands of the admiralty court. 76-
183 Same to same Sept. 10 Seizure of the Calchas. Incloses a note from the minister for foreign affairs stating that the special commission for the examination of the Calchas has not yet finished its work. 765
[Page LXXX] Count Cassini to Mr. Adee (telegram). 1904. Sept. 13 Neutrality of the United States. Announces that the Russian transport Lena has entered the port of San Francisco. 785
Mr. Adee to Count Cassini do Same subject. Investigation is being made as to the repairs needed by the Lena. 785
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 14 Seizure of the Calchas. Reports the decision of the prize court relating to the Calchas. 765
Mr. Adee to Count Cassini (telegram). do Neutrality of the United States. Only such repairs to the Lena can be allowed as may be necessary for seaworthiness and for taking her back to her nearest home port. 785
Count Cassini to Mr. Adee (telegram). Sept. 15 Same subject. Requests a delay of forty-eight hours to permit him to receive instructions from his Government. 786
Mr. Adee to Count Cassini (telegram). do Same subject. The captain of the Lena has informed the Government of the United States that he must disarm, and has asked permission to repair his shin. 786
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The President has issued an order directing the Lena to be taken in custody by the naval authorities of the United States. 787
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 16 Same subject. Acknowledges Count Cassini’s telegram of the 15th instant. 787
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do Seizure of American cargoes. Requests the answer of the minister for foreign affairs to his note communicating Department’s Nos. 143 and 144. 766
184 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay Sept. 17 Same subject. Reports statement made by Count Lamsdorff to the British ambassador in regard to the decisions of the prize court. 766
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 19 Same subject. Reports that the minister for foreign affairs accepts the principle as set forth in Department’s instructions, with certain reservations. 767
Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick. do Same subject. Instructs him to forward Count Lamsdorff’s note and his supplemental instructions to the prize court. 767
Count Cassini to Mr. Adee. Sept. 20 Neutrality of the United States. The Russian Government requests the return of the crew of the Lena to Russia. 788
186 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay Sept. 21 Seizures of American cargoes. Incloses a memorandum from Count Lamsdorff replying to Mr. McCormick’s notes in regard to the decisions of the prize court. 767
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The time limit of appeal has been extended to October 22 and December 12. 769
148 Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick. Sept. 22 Neutrality of the United States. Incloses report of Commander Marshall replying to the criticism of his conduct in the battle off Chemulpo, as reported in embassy’s No. 132. 782
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 23 Seizure of American cargoes. Instructs him to ascertain whether a consignment of lumber on the Calchas has been confiscated. 769
189 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses a list of the members of the admiralty court. 770
191 Mr. Loomis to Count Cassini. Sept. 24 Neutrality of the United States. Informs him that the crew of the Lena can not be repatriated without the consent of the Japanese Government, and that it has been intimated that Japan will not consent thereto. 788
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. Sept. 29 Seizures of American cargoes. Suggests that counsel be retained to conduct the appeal cases. 770
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Oct. 4 Same subject. Instructs him to ascertain the disposition of certain machinery, part of the cargo of the Calchas. 771
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 6 Same subject. Reports that a bond has been fixed for the Calchas. 771
193 Same to same Oct. 7 Discriminatory treatment of Jews. Incloses a note from the minister for foreign affairs stating that the matter will be brought to the attention of a special commission appointed to revise the passport regulations. 793
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 8 Seizure of the Calchas. Reports the disposition by the prize court of certain machinery, part of the cargo of the Calchas. 772
155 Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy Oct. 13 Same subject. Incloses papers concerning the confiscation of United States mail matter on the Calchas and instructs him to request an investigation. 772
156 Same to Same Oct. 14 Protection of Japanese interests. Incloses note from the Japanese minister at Washington conveying the thanks of his Government to Mr. McCormick for his good offices. 722
[Page LXXXI]157 Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy. 1904. Oct. 17 Seizure of the Calchas. Incloses additional papers concerning the opening of United States mail bags on the Calchas. 772
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Oct. 20 Seizure of American cargoes. Instructs him to ascertain the disposition of consignments of tobacco and petroleum, part of the cargo of the Knight Commander. 773
Mr. Adee to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. Instructs him to advise and assist American claimants. 773
197 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay Oct. 26 Same subject. Incloses his note to the foreign office concerning the confiscation of United States mail matter on the Calchas. 773
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 27 Firing on British fishing vessels by Russian war vessels. The report of the Russian admiral states that Japanese torpedo boats, under cover of the fishing vessels, attempted to attack the fleet. 796
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 28 Same subject. The British embassy has presented a demand for an impartial inquiry. 796
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The Russian Government agrees to the submission of the matter to a special tribunal. 796
164 Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy do Passport application of Michael Silberkasten. Incloses a letter from the Attorney-General approving the action of the consul at Warsaw in taking up the naturalization certificate. 780
198 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay Nov. 2 Seizure of the Calchas. Reports interview with the minister for foreign affairs relating to the confiscation of United States mail matter on the Calchas. 774
Same to same Nov. 5 Firing on British fishing vessels, etc. Incloses newspaper clipping giving an account of the incident. 797
Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Dec. 1 Same subject. Informs him of the appointment of Rear-Admiral Davis as a member of the North Sea Commission. 799
169 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. Dec. 6 Contraband of war. Requests copies of all communications between himself and Count Lamsdorff on the subject. 774
Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy (telegram) Dec. 10 Seizures of American cargoes. Instructs him to request an extension of the time limit for an appeal in the Arabia case. 775
Count Cassini to Mr. Hay do Neutrality of the united States. Request permission for the captain of the Lena to hoist the national flag, dress his ship, and to fire the imperial salute in celebrating the name day of His Majesty the Emperor on the 19th instant. 789
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram.) Dec. 13 Seizure of American cargoes. Reports that all appeals must be filed in St. Petersburg. 775
252 Mr. Hay to Count Cassini Dec. 14 Neutrality of the United States. The Lena being incompetent to salute the American flag and not being entitled to a salute in return, the request of her captain to fire a salute in commemoration of the name day of His Majesty the Emperor can not be granted. 789
Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy (telegram.) Dec. 15 Seizures of American cargoes. Requests information regarding the time limit for appeals. 775
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram.) Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports that the captains of the Calchas and Knight Commander have entered appeals en bloc. 775
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Eddy (telegram.) Dec. 17 Same subject. Instructs him to request the foreign office to instruct its consular officers to transmit powers of attorney by cable. 775
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram.) Dec. 18 Same subject. Hearing of the Knight Commander and Calchas cases have been set for January 15. 776
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 20 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 17th has been complied with. 776
Same to same telegram) Dec. 22 Same subject. Instructions have been given to Russian consuls to telegraph powers of attorney. 776
Mr. Hay to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Dec. 23 Same subject. Claimants desiring to take appeals have found it impossible to do so within the prescribed time, instructs him to request an extension of the time limit. 777
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 24 Same subject. Urges that all powers of attorney be telegraphed without delay. 777
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servia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
35 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay 1904. Apr. 7 Renewal of diplomatic relations. Reports that the several European powers are renewing diplomatic relations with Servia. 800
37 Same to same Apr. 19 Same subject. Reports renewal of diplomatic relations with other European powers. 800
40 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay May 14 Presentation of credentials by Minister Jackson. Reports courtesies extended to him and incloses text of his address and of the reply of King Peter. 801
44 Same to same June 14 Coronation of King Peter. Reports that the ceremony will take place on Aug. 29, and that he intends to go to Belgrade to be present at the coronation. 802
10 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jackson July 8 Same subject. Approves his purpose to attend the coronation. 802
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 21 Same subject. The coronation took place to day. 803
52 Same to same Sept. 26 Same subject. Gives an account of the ceremonies. 803

spain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
188 Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay. 1904. Feb. 5 Citizenship of Jorge Grau y Ortegueira, a native Porto Rican. Incloses a dispatch from the consul at Cadiz stating that there is some difficulty with the Spanish authorities in regard to the recognition of the Porto Rican citizenship of Grau. 804
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy (telegram). Feb. 10 Neutrality of China in the war between, Russia and Japan. Proposal of the United States for an international arrangement to secure the. 806
Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. The Spanish Government is awaiting action by other powers. 806
194 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms in detail above telegram. 806
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. Informs him that action has already been taken by Germany, France, and Great Britain. 807
Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 16 Same subject. The Spanish Government asks for the text of the adherence of Germany, France, and Great Britain to the proposal of the United States. 807
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy (telegram). do Same subject. No formal text of adherence to the proposal of the United States has been adopted by the powers. 807
Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 17 Same subject. Reports the adherence to the proposal of the United States by the Government of Spain. 807
112 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy. Feb. 26 Citizenship of Jorge Grau y Ortegueira. Department holds that he is entitled to protection by the United States. 805
205 Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay. Mar. 8 Same subject. Reports that the Spanish authorities accept the certificate of the consul. 805
233 Same to same June 7 International Ocean Telegraph Company, settlement of claim of, against Spain. Reports his efforts in behalf of the company and incloses draft for $10,003.46. 808
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy. June 24 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 233 with contents. 809

sweden and norway.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
176 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thomas 1903. Nov. 13 Testimonial presented to Capt. Hans Holm by the United States. Transmits the testimonial to be presented to Captain Holm for his services to the shipwrecked crew of the American bark John R. Stanhope. 810
343 Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 18 Same subject. Returns the receipt of Captain Holm. 810
345 Same to same Jan. 21 Celebration of the seventy-fifth birthday anniversary of King Oscar. Gives an account of the celebration. 810
[Page LXXXIII] Mr. Grip to Mr. Adee 1904. Mar. 1 Protection of the interests of Sweden and Norway in the Dominican Republic. Requests good offices of United States naval authorities to permit the entry of the Norwegian steamer Farmand to the port of Macoris. 811
Mr. Grip to Mr. Grip Mar. 5 Same subject. United States naval officers have been instructed to use good offices to enable the Farmand to follow her normal course. 812
Mr. Grip to Mr. Hay Mar. 9 Same subject. Requests that good offices may be exercised in behalf of the steamer Hugin. 812
Mr. Hay to Mr. Grip Mar. 11 Same subject. The Navy Department had already been requested to use good offices in behalf of the Hugin. 812
Mr. Grip to Mr. Hay Apr. 22 Same subject. Expresses thanks of his Government. 813

switzerland.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
54 Mr. Hill to Mr. Hay 1904. Aug. 11 Refusal of passport to Jacob Wertli. Incloses correspondence with the consulates at St. Gall and Zurich relating to the application of Wertli and request decision of the case. 814
60 Mr. Adee to Mr. Hill Aug. 31 Same subject. An investigation should be made, and if clear and satisfactory explanation of the suspicion of fraud is made a passport may be issued, but not otherwise. 816
60 Mr. Boutell to Mr. Hay Sept. 24 Same subject. Passport has been refused by the legation. 816

turkey.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1903. Dec. 7 Assault on the American consul at Alexandretta by Turkish officials. Reports that the consul has gone to Beirut for safety. 833
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Dec. 14 Same subject. Instructs him to demand expression of regrets and punishment of the authorities at Alexandretta. 834
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram.) Dec. 15 Same subject. Requests more definite instructions 834
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Informs him that Consul Davis will be conveyed back to Alexandretta by Admiral Cotton. 834
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram), Dec. 22 Same subject. The governor of Alexandretta expressed proper regrets to the American consul. 835
Same to same (telegram) 1904. Jan. 17 Equal treatment for American institutions. Constant efforts, since the arrival of the American fleet, to bring the matter to a settlement remain unsuccessful. 818
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Jan. 19 Same subject. The fleet will be withdrawn in order to facilitate prompt settlement of the pending questions. 818
Mr. Leishman Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 31 Same subject. The withdrawal of the fleet is greatly appreciated by the minister for foreign affairs, who gives assurances that he will use his best endeavors to obtain a settlement. 819
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Feb. 1 Same subject. The fleet will depart to-day. 819
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Mar. 25 Murder of Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree in Persia. Instructs him to request the Turkish Government to have its frontiers watched and to prevent the murderer from obtaining asylum in Turkish territory 835
752 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay Apr. 1 Equal treatment for American institutions. Incloses memorandum from the foreign office declining to take favorable action. 819
763 Same to same Apr. 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the Porte acknowledging the memorandum inclosed in his No. 752. 820
769 Same to same Apr. 28 Revolutionary movement in Armenia. Reports on the disturbed conditions in several districts in Armenia. 836
[Page LXXXIV]778 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. 1904. May 2 Murder of Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree in Persia. Incloses note from the Sublime Porte advising him that orders have been given to arrest the murderer should he pass into Ottoman territory. 835
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). June 9 Equal treatment for American institutions. Instructs him to ask for an audience of the Sultan if no satisfactory reply is given by the foreign office. 821
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 11 Revolutionary movement in Armenia. Reports encounters between the revolutionists and the Kurds. 836
Same to same (telegram) June 15 Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports that the school question has been sent to the council of ministers for review, and that he expects that favorable action will be taken. 821
Same to same (telegram) June 17 Same subject. Reports his impression that the school Question will soon be settled. 821
822 Same to same June 27 New stamp-tax law in Turkey. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to. 839
Same to same (telegram) July 2 Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports that no definite reply has been given, and unless he is otherwise instructed he will demand an audience with the Sultan. 822
833 Same to same July 11 Same subject. Reports that he has requested an audience with the Sultan in the name of the President. 822
669 Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman. do New stamp-tax law in Turkey. Approves his action in reserving all possible rights in his reply to the Porte. 840
836 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. July 13 Same subject. Incloses note from the Porte, making certain concessions, and his reply thereto. 841
Same to same (telegram) July 15 Equal treatment for American institutions. In view of the fact that he was twice put off in regard to the audience he requests further instructions. 822
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). July 16 Same subject. Instructs him to ask an imperial audience at a fixed day, and to state that this Government fails to understand the delay in granting him the treatment due to the friendly relations of the two countries. 823
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 18 Revolutionary movement in Armenia. The Turkish Government asks that Consul Norton be instructed not to go to Van and Bitlis. 837
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman. July 19 Same subject. Informs him that Consul Norton is going to Van and Bitlis under instruction from the Department to gather information in regard to the reported massacres of Armenians. 837
674 Same to same July 22 Murder of Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree in Persia. Informs him of the arrest of the murderer. 836
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 23 Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports that the Sultan will receive him next Friday. 823
Same to same (telegram) July 29 Same subject. Reports that the Sultan promised to give the pending questions immediate consideration. 823
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. The reported audience with the Sultan is gratifying, and this Government expects that its wishes will be fully complied with. 823
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 1 Revolutionary movement in Armenia. Reports the arrival of Consul Norton at Moresk. 837
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 2 Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports that the Sultan is unable to give the promised reply before next Thursday. 824
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 4 Same subject. The promised reply has not been received. 824
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Informs him that an American fleet will visit Smyrna. 824
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 8 Same subject. Reports that neither explanation nor apology has been offered for the failure to give the promised reply, and, unless strong measures are adopted, matters may continue to drag along indefinitely. 824
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to take an indefinite leave and depart from Turkey in one of the United States naval vessels which will arrive in a few days, unless he obtain a satisfactory answer from the Turkish Government. 825
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the foreign office promises a reply not later than Thursday. Suggests that the proposed visit of the fleet be delayed. 825
[Page LXXXV] Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). 1904. Aug. 9 Same subject. Informs him that the fleet can not be communicated with before its arrival at Smyrna. 825
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the most positive assurances have again been given of a satisfactory settlement not later than Thursday. 825
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Aug. 10 Same subject. The American fleet will be withdrawn as soon as it becomes evident that its presence is no longer required. 826
866 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. Aug. 11 New stamp-tax law in Turkey. Reports that the law in its present form is so defective that it will in all probability have to be recast. 842
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 12 Equal treatment for American institutions. Reports that an informal memorandum from the foreign office states that the American schools will not be discriminated against and that a settlement of the Lane property will be made. 826
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. The Turkish memorandum is not regarded unfavorably by this Government. Instructs him to inform the Turkish Government that the President must insist upon immediate fulfillment of the engagements. 827
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 13 Same subject. Transmits a note from the minister for foreign affairs confirming his previous memorandum. 827
Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to accept the note of the minister for foreign affairs as a compliance with our claims and to direct the fleet to withdraw. 827
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Department’s telegram of this day complied with. 828
870 Same to same Aug. 15 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Porte concerning the settlement of pending on Rations. 828
872 Same to same Aug. 16 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence on the subject. 830
878 Same to same Aug. 28 Revolutionary movement in Armenia, Reports that the trouble is apparently over. 837
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 3 Same subject. Reports that the revolutionists are again active at Van. 838
879 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms in detail above telegram. 838
889 Same to same Sept. 15 Equal treatment for American institutions. Requests to be authorized to employ counsel in the transfer and registration of property in the name of institutions. 831
902 Same to same Sept. 29 Fraudulent naturalization of Stelio E. Pappadimitriou. Incloses correspondence relating to, and suggests that more stringent instructions be issued to consuls in regard to the recognition of passports not bearing the Turkish vise. 844
903 Same to same Sept. 30 Equal treatment for American institutions. Incloses his note addressed to the missionary societies asking for data in regard to the landed property owned by the societies. 832
707 Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman Oct. 8 Same subject. Authorizes him to employ counsel in the matter of transfer and registration of property of the American institutions. 833
912 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay Oct. 13 New stamp-tax law in Turkey. Reports that he has lodged a protest against the enforcement of the new law until its acceptance by the American Government. 843
914 Same to same do Fraudulent naturalization of Stelio E. Pappadimitriou. Incloses further correspondence relating to. 845
716 Mr. Adee to Mr. Leishman. Oct. 25 Same subject. The Department is unwilling to instruct consular officers in Turkey not to recognize passports which have not been viséed by Ottoman consular officers, as such regulation would offend the spirit of sections 1999 and 2000 of the Revised Statutes of the United States. 846
718 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Jay. Nov. 4 New stamp-tax law in Turkey. Approves Mr. Leishman’s action in protesting against the enforcement of. 843
942 Mr. Jay to Mr. Hay Nov. 8 Passport obtained by fraud by Xenophon J. Ralli. Incloses correspondence with the consulate-general at Constantinople stating that Ralli obtained a passport from the Department after his application had been refused by the legation. 840
731 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jay Dec. 9 Same subject. The passport obtained by Ralli from the Department may be disregarded, as it was obtained by fraud. 848
[Page LXXXVI]

uruguay and paraguay.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1904. Jan. 8 Revolution in Uruguay. Reports encounters between the revolutionists and the Government forces. 849
708 Same to same Jan. 9 Citizenship of persons born in the United States of alien parents. Asks whether such persons are entitled to passports. 853
713 Same to same Jan. 13 Revolution in Uruguay. Reports steps taken by the Government to suppress the. 849
253 Mr. Hay to Mr. Finch. Feb. 23 Citizenship of persons born in the United States of alien parents. Cites authorities on their status. 854
733 Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay. Mar. 3 Citizenship of Louis Eugene Hufnagel, born in Uruguay of naturalized American parents. Reports the impressment of Hufnagel into the military service of Uruguay. 854
734 Same to same Mar. 4 Same subject. Incloses a note from the minister for foreign affairs claiming that Hufnagel, being born in Uruguay, is subject to the service of the national guard of that Republic. 856
740 Same to same Mar. 16 Revolution in Uruguay. Incloses a dispatch from the consul at Montevideo on the conditions in his district created by the revolution. 850
256 Mr. Hay to Mr. Finch Apr. 8 Citizenship of Louis Eugene Hufnagel. Gives status of. 858
754 Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay May 21 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the minister for foreign affairs, and asks whether passport may be issued to Hufnagel. 858
262 Mr. Adee to Mr. Finch July 5 Same subject. Hufnagel is entitled to a passport for such purposes as it may properly be used to serve, but can not be protected from his obligations to the Government of Uruguay. 859
160 Mr. Ruffin to Mr. Loomis Aug. 11 Revolution in Paraguay. Reports encounters between the revolutionists and the Government forces and steps taken by the Government to suppress the revolution. 859
Mr. Adee to Mr. Ruffin (telegram). Aug. 15 Same subject. Instructs him not to grant asylum to political refugees in the consulate. 800
Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 12 Revolution in Uruguay. Reports the death of the leader of the revolution. 851
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 25 Same subject. Reports that peace has been restored. 851
786 Same to same Oct. 18 Same subject. Incloses message of the President of Uruguay containing the terms upon which peace was negotiated. 851
787 Same to same Oct. 19 Same subject. Reports that the assembly general has approved the peace negotiations. 853
798 Same to same Dec. 19 Difficulties between Uruguay and the Argentine Republic. Incloses newspaper clipping reporting settlement of. 861
799 Same to same Dec. 26 Revolution in Paraguay. Incloses agreement or treaty of peace. 860

venezuela.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
104 Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell 1903. Apr. 7 Arbitration of Venezuelan claims by mixed claims commissions. Instructs him to arrange for suitable rooms for the meetings of the United States-Venezuelan commission. 863
105 Same to same Apr. 20 Same subject. Informs him of the appointment of the United states commissioner and agent. 863
108 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Russell May 1 Same subject. If the Government of Venezuela has not yet appointed its commissioner, he is instructed to urge compliance with the provision of the protocol 863
173 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay May 2 Same subject. Reports the appointment of the Venezuelan commissioner. 804
113 Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell May 11 Same subject. Informs him of the designation by the Queen of the Netherlands of the umpire on the commission. 864
117 Same to same May 15 Same subject. Informs him of the appointment by the President of the umpires on the German-Venezuelan and Italian-Venezuelan commissions. 864
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Russell (telegram). May 20 Same subject. Informs him of the appointment of the umpire for the British and Dutch commissions. 865
212 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay Oct. 11 Same subject. Reports the award in favor of Mexican claimants. 865
[Page LXXXVII]213 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay 1903. Oct. 11 Same subject. Incloses brief account of the work of the German commission. 866
218 Same to same Oct. 24 Same subject. Reports the appointment of Dr. Carlos F. Grisanti as a member of the United States-Venezuelan commission. 866
225 Same to same Nov. 29 Same subject. Incloses copies of attachments against the property of the heirs of Henry F. Rudloff. 866
228 Same to same Dec. 6 Same subject. Incloses the protest of Venezuela against the award of the umpire in the Belgian claims. 867
237 Same to same Dec. 27 Same subject. Reports that the United States-Venezuelan claims commission completed its work. 869
242 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 9 Same subject. Reports that he has requested continuance of payments on the Hancox and mixed claims. 869
168 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen do Same subject. Instructs him to inform the Government of Venezuela that the Government of the United States can not recognize the validity of any attachments issued against its property in the awards of the claims commission. 870
173 Same to same Jan. 22 Same subject. Instructs him to insist upon prompt payment of the awards in the Hancox and mixed claims. 870
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Mar. 2 Message of President Castro to the Venezuelan Congress. Extracts. 871
276 Same to same Apr. 17 Relations between Venezuela and Colombia. Reports reestablishment of. 872
281 Same to same May 14 New constitution of Venezuela. Extracts 873
285 Same to same do Relations between Venezuela and Colombia. Incloses decree reestablishing traffic with Colombia. 872
315 Same to same Aug. 20 Arbitration of Venezuelan claims by mixed claims commissions. Incloses schedule of the awards of the commissions. 871