List of papers, with subjects of correspondence

circulars.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Circular 1905. Jan. 13 Territorial integrity of China. The United States disclaims any thought of reserved territorial rights or control. 1
do Mar. 24 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Transmits Russian protest against alleged violations of. 5
do June 7 Foreign consular officers in the Isthmian Canal Zone. Suggests that two commissions be issued to—one for the Isthmian Canal Zone and one for Panama. 5
do June 28 Same subject. Withdraws the above suggestion 6
Circular (telegram) July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay announced 6
Circular July 3 Same subject. Incloses proclamation of the President and instructs to display flag at halfmast for ten days. 6
do July 19 Appointment of Elihu Root as Secretary of State announced. 26
do Nov. 25 Withdrawal of the American legation from Korea announced. 26
do Dec. 1 Moroccan conference. Incloses copies of instructions issued to the American delegates to the. 26

argentine republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Feb. 4 Revolutionary movement in the Argentine Republic reported. 27
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 5 Same subject. Reports that order has been restored. 27
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 8 Same subject. The insurrection has been suppressed. 27
119 Same to same do Same subject. Detailed account of the movement. 27
122 Same to same Feb. 24 Same subject. Gives further details 29
136 Same to same Mar. 16 Resumption of diplomatic relations between the Argentine Republic and Uruguay reported. 30
151 Mr. Adee to Mr. Beaupré Apr. 26 Same subject. Expresses gratification 30
151 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Hay May 2 Message of the President of the Argentine Republic transmitted. 31
154 Same to same May 10 Treaty between the Argentine Republic and Uruguay for the suppression of lotteries. Text. 32
156 Same to same do Additional protocol to the extradition treaty between the Argentine Republic and Italy. Text. 33
165 Same to same June 26 Pension law for diplomatic officers in the Argentine Republic. Text. 34
166 Same to same June 28 Practice of professions in the Argentine Republic. Incloses law relating to the. 35
Mr. Zavalia to Mr. Pence July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 7
191 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root Aug. 3 Sanitary convention between the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Text. 38
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Sept. 14 Prohibitory tariff on parts of agricultural machinery, etc. Instructs to make representations to the Argentine Government. 45
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 15 Same subject. Quotes the pertinent clause of the law passed by the House and now before the Senate. 45
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Sept. 16 Same subject. Instructs to endeavor in every proper way to secure the free admission of integral parts of machinery. 46
[Page LXVI] Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root (telegram). 1905. Sept. 16 Same subject. Prominent importers express belief that the matter will be arranged satisfactorily. 46
227 Same to same Sept. 28 Practice of professions in the Argentine Republic. Incloses law relating to practice of pharmacy. 36
229 Same to same Oct. 5 Prohibitory tariff on parts of agricultural machinery, etc. Incloses the law as reported to the Chamber of Deputies by the budget committee. 46
230 Same to same do Boundary treaty between the Argentine Republic and Paraguay. Text. 47
236 Same to same Oct. 10 Prohibitory tariff on parts of agricultural machinery, etc. Quotes substitute reported by the Senate committee, with which importers express themselves satisfied. 47
244 Same to same Oct. 24 The “Monroe doctrine” and South American governments. Incloses opinion expressed on this subject by the Argentine minister for foreign affairs. 48
274 Same to same Dec. 14 Practice of professions in the Argentine Republic. Documents required by American college graduates before entering upon the. 37
284 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root Dec. 27 License law in the Argentine Republic transmitted. 40

austria hungary.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
The Austro-Hungarian Embassy to the Department of State. 1905. Jan. 1 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Calls attention to the principles on which the Hungarian emigration law and its administration are based. 51
130 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer Jan. 3 Same subject. Incloses papers relating to the complaint of Miss Ella Burger and Miss Esther Schenker. 52
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hengelmuller. Jan. 5 Same subject. Expresses hope that an effective remedy has been applied in regard to the complaints which have been presented to the Department. 52
208 Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay Jan. 24 Territorial integrity of China. The Austro-Hungarian Government concurs with the views of the United States. 1
214 Same to same Feb. 17 Commercial and tariff treaty between Austria-Hungary and Germany. Text. 61
142 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer Mar. 11 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Additional papers in the complaint of Mrs. Anna Tirpak. 53
221 Mr. Hale to Mr. Hay Apr. 15 Liabilities of American citizens of Austro-Hungarian origin upon their return to Austria-Hungary. Incloses laws relating to. 67
165 Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer June 23 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Incloses letter relating to an alleged discrimination against the American line. 53
170 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Storer June 28 Same subject. Incloses letter relating to an alleged discrimination against the International Mercantile Marine Company. 53
Baron Giskra to Mr. Peirce (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences of the Austro-Hungarian Government. 7
253 Mr. Rives to Mr. Root July 13 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Department’s instructions Nos. 165 and 170 have been carried out. 54
259 Mr. Storer to Mr. Root July 30 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Incloses communication from the foreign office giving the views of the Hungarian Government on the subject. 54
274 Same to same Oct. 7 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to. 58

belgium.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
247 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 30 Territorial integrity of China. The Belgian Government is in accord with the views of the United States. 2
209 Mr. Loomis to Mr.Townsend Feb. 1 Conference in regard to salvage and collisions at sea. Appointment as delegate. Instructions. 69
[Page LXVII]211 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend 1905. Feb. 9 Same subject. Incloses letter from the Maritime Law Association embodying suggestions in regard to the projects to be considered. 69
The Belgian Legation to the Department of State. Mar. 14 Same subject. Incloses a protocol agreed to by the delegates for submission to their respective governments. 70
Mr. Adee to Mr. Townsend (telegram). do Same subject. Authorizes him to sign the protocol ad referendum. 71
253 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay Mar. 16 Same subject. Reports mat ne has signed me protocol. 71
Mr. Havenith to Mr. Loomis. June 7 Arbitration treaties with Russia, Switzerland, 78 Sweden and Norway, Spain, Denmark, and Greece. Incloses texts of. 78
King Leopold to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 2 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 8
27 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Wilson Sept. 6 Maritime conference. Appointment as delegate to the adjourned conference. Instructions. 71
Mr. Root to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Oct. 27 Same subject. Authorizes him to sign the protocol adopted by the conference. 73
33 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Oct. 29 Same subject. Reports the names of the countries represented at the conference. 73
34 Same to same Oct. 30 Same subject. Reports that he has signed the protocol. 73
42 Same to same Nov. 30 Same subject, incloses full report and copy of protocol and conventions. 74
44 Same to same Dec. 2 Kongo Free State. Incloses report of the commission appointed to investigate the administration of King Leopold in the. 87

bolivia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
185 Mr. Sorsby to Mr. Peirce 1905. July 3 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 8
200 Mr. Sorsby to Mr. Root Sept. 14 Commercial relations between Bolivia and Peru. Reports that Bolivia has denounced the treaty of June 7, 1881, with Peru, and that Peru has protested against this act. 94
206 Same to same Nov. 16 Same subject. Reports that the two countries have not as yet come to any agreement to settle the difficulties. 95
209 Same to same Nov. 30 Same subject. Reports that a new commercial agreement between the two governments has been signed. 95
65 Mr. Root to Mr. Sorsby Dec. 18 Same subject. Expresses hope that the two countries may be able to come to an understanding in regard to the termination of the treaty of 1881. 96

brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
20 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Hay 1905. Apr. 4 Misuse of the flag of the United States. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to the flying of a flag similar to that of the United States by the Brazilian schooner Oliveira. 97
32 Same to same May 10 Message of the Brazilian President to Congress. Extracts. 100
36 Same to same May 19 Boundary treaty between Brazil and Ecuador. Text. 102
15 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Thompson. May 23 Misuse of the flag of the United States. Approves his course in the matter. 98
47 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Hay June 18 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office. 98
48 Same to same June 20 Same subject. Reports that the objectionable flag has been retired. 99
Mr. Nabuco to Mr. Peirce July 2 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 8
President Alves to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 3 Same subject and tenor 8
82 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Root Sept. 10 Arbitration treaty between the Argentine Republic and Brazil. Reports signing of. 103
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bulgaria.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
76 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root 1905. July 21 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 9

chile.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
427 Mr. Ames to Mr. Hay 1905. Mar. 28 Treaty of peace and friendship between Chile and Bolivia. Text. 104
434 Mr. Ames to Mr. Root July 6 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 9
436 Same to same July 8 Message of the President of Chile to Congress. Extract. 110
441 Same to same July 28 Convention between Chile and Bolivia for the construction and operation of a railroad from Arica to La Paz. 109
453 Same to same Sept. 28 Registration of trade-marks. Incloses law of Chile relating to. 111

china.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1741 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1904. Nov. 8 Murder of Ho Choy Yeen. Incloses correspondence with the Chinese foreign office and requests that an indemnity be paid. 112
1760 Same to same Dec. 8 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses new plan and revised regulations presented by the Chinese Government for. 117
46 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay. Dec. 22 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American China Development Company. Advises the Department of the intention of the Chinese Government to cancel and annul the concession. 124
Same to same 1905. Jan. 2 Same subject. Telegram from Chang Chih-tung and Sheng Hsuan-hwai requesting an early reply to above notice. 126
50 Same to same Jan. 4 Murder of Ho Choy Yeen. Incloses papers giving an account of the incident and requests favorable action by the Department. 113
52 Mr. Hay to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. do Cancellation of the railway concession of the American China Development Company. Asks that the Chinese Government be urged not to take any action in the matter until all the interested parties have been heard from. 127
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Jan. 5 Same subject. Instructs him to urge upon the Chinese Government not to take any action in the matter until all the interested parties have been heard from. 127
868 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger Jan. 6 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Chinese minister at Washington. 127
53 Mr. Loomis to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. do Same subject. Advises him of Department’s No. 868, of January 6, 1905, to Mr. Conger. 128
Mr. Hay to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. do Same subject. Advises him that the proprietors of the Canton and Hankau Railway have regained control of the ownership of a clear bona fide majority of the entire stock of that company. 128
51 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Above note has been cabled to the Chinese Government. 128
54 Mr. Loomis to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. Jan. 9 Murder of Ho Choy Yeen. The matter will be given immediate attention. 114
1792 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay Jan. 14 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses a counter agreement presented by the diplomatic corps. 119
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Coolidge (telegram). do Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Advises him of Russia’s declaration of China’s persistent violation of her obligations of neutrality, and instructs him to urge upon the Chinese Government the necessity of scrupulous observance of neutrality. 135
Mr. Hay to Mr. Coolidge (telegram). Jan. 17 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 14th instant was not intended to mean that this Government had adopted the view of the Russian Government. 135
Mr. Hay to Sir Chentung . Liang-Cheng. do Same subject. Incloses copy of a translation of the note of the Russian ambassador of the 13th instant. 136
[Page LXIX]56 Mr. Hay to Sir Chentung Liang-Chang. 1905. Jan. 20 Murder of Ho Choy Yeen. Quotes report from the commander of the Philippine squadron and states that no proof has been advanced that American sailors were responsible for the death of the man. 114
The Waiwu Pu to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. Jan. 21 Violation of the neutrality of China. Denial in detail of violations of neutrality by China as alleged by the Russian Government. 136
1797 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay Jan. 25 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American China Development Company. Incloses correspondence with Prince Ch’ing on the subject. 120
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Jan. 26 Same subject. Instructs him to enter energetic protest against the forfeiture of the concession. 130
1809 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay Feb. 9 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note of protest to the foreign office and reports that he is informed that no action can be taken by the foreign office until the report of Chang Chih-tung, who is investigating the matter, has been received. 131
1813 Same to same Feb. 10 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Reports that the French Government is willing to accept the counter project of the diplomatic corps. 120
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 15 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Transmits the latest proposal of China for the payment of the indemnity. 145
1815 Same to same Feb. 24 Same subject. Incloses report of the conferences held with the Chinese Government for the settlement of the question. 146
Mr. Adee to Mr. Coolidge (telegram). Feb. 27 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Advises him that the counter-draft project is acceptable to this government. 120
884 Mr. Hay to Mr. Coolidge Feb. 28 Same subject. Confirms telegram of the 27th instant. 121
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 2 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. The Chinese proposal is acceptable to the Government of the United States. 153
1829 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay Mar. 8 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American China Development Company. Reports that the foreign office, realizing the attitude of the Government of the United States, seems to fear the sentiment of hostility toward the company in the provinces through which the line passes. 131
892 Mr. Hay to Mr. Coolidge Mar. 9 Neutrality of China. Incloses a promemoria in which the Russian Government alleges recent renewal of activity by bands of Chinese in Mongolia 138
Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses his note to the Chinese foreign office transmitting the Russian promemoria and Prince Ch’ing’s reply. 138
1831 Same to same do Opening of trade ports in China. Incloses note from the foreign office announcing the conditions governing the creation and regulation of the new port of Chinanfu. 161
1844 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Mar. 30 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Reports good prospect of the adoption of a plan which will insure the early commencement of this work. 121
59 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay. Mar. 31 Census of the Chinese in the United States. Protests against the census being taken by the Bureau of Immigration. 166
Mr. Loomis to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. Apr. 13 Same subject. Quotes a letter from the Secretary of Commerce and Labor stating that the census amounts to simply preparing a record of information as to lawful Chinese residents in the United States. 167
61 Sir Chentung Liang Cheng to Mr. Hay. Apr. 17 Same subject. Expresses gratification that the action of the Bureau of Immigration is not recognized by the Department of State as a sufficient answer to his protest. 168
4 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Rockhill do Protection of trade-marks in China. Inclosescorrespondence with the British ambassador looking to an arrangement for the protection of trade-marks by an exchange of notes. 169
63 Mr. Loomis to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. Apr. 19 Census of the Chinese in the United States. The absence of comment in Department’s note of the 13th instant may not be regarded as a constructive nonconcurrence in the opinion of the officer who is competent to respond in regard to the execution of the existing law. 169
[Page LXX]1861 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay 1905. Apr. 22 Neutrality of China. Incloses the reply of the Chinese Governmeut to the Russian promemoria denying strenuously any failure to observe neutrality obligations. 139
Same to same (telegram) do Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Reports that the new arrangement will probably be signed soon. Recommends adoption of telegraphic transfer on New York in American dollars. 153
1870 Same to same Apr. 26 Reforms m China. Incloses two edicts abolishing or modifying cruel forms of punishment. 176
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Coolidge (telegram). Apr. 28 Neutrality of China. Advises him that the Japanese Government has made representations to the Department that the Russian war vessels interned at Shanghai are being prepared for active service; instructs him to urge the Chinese Government to take every proper effort to maintain its neutrality. 140
Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 28 Same subject. The vice-consul-general at Shanghai reports that the report in regard to the Russian war vessels interned at Shanghai is proved without foundation. 141
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Hay. May 1 Same subject. Transmits a telegram from the Waiwu Pu stating that prompt measures were taken to prevent the rumored attempt at escape of the interned Russian war vessels. 141
Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 2 Same subject. Reports the measures taken by the Chinese Government to prevent the rumored attempt at escape of the interned Russian war vessels. 141
1873 Same to same May 3 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. The representatives of the other powers have been notified of the willingness of the Government of the United States to accept the project submitted by them. 121
1876 Same to same May 4 Neutrality of China. Incloses a promemoria from the Japanese minister at Peking in regard to the rumored preparations of the interned Russian war vessels for active service. 142
Same to same (telegram) May 22 Same subject. Reports the restrictions imposed by the Chinese Government upon shipments of coal. 143
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Coolidge (telegram). May 23 Same subject. Expresses gratification at the measures taken by the Chinese Government for the preservation of neutrality. 144
921 Same to same May 26 Boycott of American goods. The Department is informed that an anti-American boycott is being agitated. Requests report. 204
1901 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay May 27 Opening of trade ports. Quotes a memorial, which has received imperial sanction, asking for the opening of Yunnanfu as a trade port. 163
1902 Same to same do Neutrality of China. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to the restrictions placed upon shipments of coal with the view to prevent the supply of belligerent vessels. 144
8 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Rockhill. May 31 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury expressing his views. 153
Same to same (telegram) June 8 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American-China Development Company. Informs him that the stockholders have agreed to sell the concession to the Chinese Government for $6,750,000. 132
14 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay June 9 Murder of Ho Choy Yeen. Calls attention to previous correspondence and expresses opinion that reparation should be made. 115
65 Mr. Loomis to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. June 14 Same subject. Advises him that the sum of $1,500 has been paid to the widow of the murdered man as an act of friendly good will to China. 117
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay (telegram.) July 1 Boycott of American goods. Reports that orders have been issued to the governors and viceroys to stop the. 205
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Peirce. July 2 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 10
Minister Rockhill to Mr. Peirce (telegram.) July 5 Peace negotiations between Russia and Japan. Transmits a telegram from the Emperor expressing the hope that the President will exert his influence to preserve the territorial integrity of China in the. 816
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to the Acting Secretary of State. July 6 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences of the Emperor of China. 10
[Page LXXI]23 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1905. July 6 Boycott of American goods. Incloses his ad dress to the Chinese guilds and correspondence with the foreign office. 205
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Peace negotiations between Russia and Japan Although the United States will have nothing to do with the negotiations, this governmen will do all it can to preserve the integrity of China. 817
Same to same July 7 Boycott of American goods. Instructs to ascertain whether the Chinese order forbidding the boycott will be effective. 208
25 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root July 8 Peace negotiations between Russia and Japan Incloses note from the foreign office declaring that China will not recognize any arrangement in regard to Chinese territory made without its consent. 818
26 Same to same do Protection of trade-marks. Incloses notes exchanged with the British minister at Peking. 169
63 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Adee July 10 Peace negotiations between Russia and Japan Same tenor as Mr. Rockhill’s No. 25 Canted. 818
64 Same to same July 11 Murder of Ho Choy Yeen. Acknowledges Department’s No. 65 (ante.) 117
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). July 14 Boycott of American goods. Reports that the provincial authorities have been strongly urged to restrain the boycott. 208
33 Same to same July 15 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Reports that he has accepted the new proposal of the Chinese Government for the. 154
34 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root July 19 Reforms in China. Reports that four high Chinese officials have been directed to visit foreign countries to study methods of government. 178
Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). July 24 Protection of trade-marks. Instructs him to ascertain whether arrangements can be made by exchange of notes with the representatives of other governments for the. 170
35 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root July 25 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses the note handed to Prince Ch’ing by the representatives of the powers accepting the Chinese proposal. 155
29 Mr. Adee to Mr. RocKhill July 26 Boycott against American goods. Incloses letter from the Department of Commerce and Labor transmitting a report from the Chinese inspector at San Francisco, in which mention is made of a proclamation issued by the Chinese consul-general stating the encouragement by the Chinese Government of the movement. 209
39 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root do Same subject. Incloses report of a mass meeting held at Shanghai in furtherance of. 211
42 Same to same Aug. 1 Reforms in China. Incloses copy of an imperial edict recognizing the value of a foreign education. 179
Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Aug. 5 Boycott against American goods. Instruction to inform the Chinese Government that it will be held responsible for any loss sustained by the American trade on account of the failure on the part of China to stop the movement. 212
49 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Aug. 9 Reforms in China. Reports that Shao Ying has been ordered to visit foreign countries to study methods of government. 180
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 12 Boycott against American goods. Department’s telegram of the 5th instant (ante) has been complied with. 212
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to make a personal investigation and to take as strong action as necessary against the movement. 212
55 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Aug. 14 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American-China Development Company. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office relating to. 132
66 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to the Acting Secretary of State. Aug. 15 Same subject. Incloses ‘a telegram from the Waiwu Pu instructing him to take the necessary steps to regain control of the railway. 133
The Waiwu Pu to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits imperial decree approving the proposed method of settlement. 134
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). do Boycott against American goods. Reports that Shanghai and Canton are the only cities seriously affected. 212
60 Same to same Aug. 17 Same subject. Incloses copies of his notes to the foreign office. 212
61 Same to same do Same subject. Reports further on the situation and incloses a proclamation issued by the commissioner of the Wuhu bureau of commerce. 216
[Page LXXII]62 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1905. Aug. 18 Boycott against American goods. Reports that telegraphic orders were sent to the provincial authorities to stop the boycott. 218
68 Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Loomis. Aug. 21 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American-China Development Company. Reports that he has been authorized to carry into effect the agreement with the company. 134
70 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Aug. 24 Boycott against American goods. Incloses a newspaper article expressing the views of the foreign element in China. 219
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 26 Same subject. Reports that the foreign office has informed him that the Chinese Government assumes no responsibility for the boycott. 220
76 Same to same do Same subject. Transmits reports from various American consuls in China. 220
Mr. Loomis to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng (telegram). Aug. 29 Cancellation of the railway concession of the American-China Development Company. Advises him that the company has definitely accepted the offer of the Chinese Government. 135
77 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root do Boycott against American goods. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to the responsibility for the boycott. 222
79 Same to same Sept. 1 Same subject. Incloses an imperial edict condemningthe boycott. 224
85 Same to same Sept. 4 Reforms in China. Incloses imperial edicts making most important changes in the educational system. 180
84 Same to same Sept. 5 Boycott against American goods. Incloses a note from Prince Ch’ing in regard to the boycott and the immigration treaty. 225
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng to Mr. Adee. Sept. 5 Peace negotiations between Russia and Japan. Incloses a telegram of congratulation from the Emperor of China to President Roosevelt. 820
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Rockhill. Sept. 9 Same subject. Incloses message of acknowledgment from President Roosevelt to the Emperor of China. 820
94 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Sept. 18 Opening of trade ports. Incloses an imperial edict ordering a report on the advisability of opening more trade ports in Manchuria. 163
97 Same to same Sept. 19 Reforms in China. Incloses newspaper article on educational reforms. 182
54 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Rockhill. Sept. 25 Boycott against American goods. Although the news cables state that the boycott has ceased, the Department is advised that it is still in effect against ginseng root. 226
105 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Sept. 27 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office. 227
110 Same to same Sept. 29 Reforms in China. Reports establishment of a uniform national coinage system. 184
112 Same to same Oct. 4 Boycott against American goods. Incloses note to the foreign office in regard to the inadequacy of the measures taken by the viceroy of Liang Kuang. 229
113 Same to same do Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses the note addressed to Prince Ch’ing by the foreign representatives. 156
116 Same to same Oct. 5 jfrotection or traae-marks. incloses copies of notes exchanged with the French minister. 171
122 Same to same Oct. 12 Conservancy of the Whangpu River. Incloses copy of the new agreement between the signatory powers of the protocol of September 9, 1901, and the Chinese Government. 122
130 Same to same Oct. 26 Protection of trade-marks. Incloses copies of notes exchanged with the Minister of the Netherlands. 172
134 Same to same Oct. 27 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses a note from the WaiwaPu to the diplomatic corps, relating to the amount paid during the first six months of this year. 157
139 Same to same Nov. 4 Boycott against American goods. Incloses note to the foreign office in regard to dilatoriness of the viceroy of Liang Kuang. 230
146 Same to same Nov. 10 Opening of trade ports. Incloses note from the foreign office advising him of the measures taken by the viceroy of Liang Kuang. 231
147 Same to same do Same subject, incloses an imperial rescript sanctioning the opening of Hai Chou to international trade. 164
Mr. Root to Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng. Nov. 14 Boycott against American goods. The consul-general at Singapore has advised the Department that the situation there has assumed a very serious aspect. 232
[Page LXXIII]72 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill 1905. Nov. 16 Same subject. The occurrences at Canton, the murder at Lien Chow and the inefficiency of the viceroy’s measures justify Mr. Rockhill’s protest of October 3. 232
153 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Nov. 24 Mining regulations in China. Incloses his note to Prince Ch’ing urging upon him a prompt consideration of the question. 234
156 Same to same Nov. 25 Boycott against American goods. Incloses a recent proclamation by the viceroy of Liang Kuans against the boycott. 232
163 Same to same Dec. 5 Protection of trade-marks. Incloses copies of notes exchanged with the chargé d’affaires of Belgium. 173
165 Same to same Dec. 6 Same subject. Incloses copies of notes exchanged with the German minister. 174
168 Same to same Dec. 11 Reforms in China. Incloses reports on the new currency system of China. 185
173 Same to same Dec. 18 Protection of trade-marks. Incloses copies of notes exchanged with the Italian minister. 175
177 Same to same Dec. 23 Mining regulations in China. Incloses new mining regulations adopted by the Chinese Government 235
180 Same to same Dec. 26 Reforms in China. Incloses report on educational reforms. 197
181 Same to same Dec. 27 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses notes from Prince Ch’ing and the representatives of the signatory powers accepting the proposal of the Chinese Government. 158
81 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Dec. 29 Same subject. The Chinese proposals seem to be equitable and just. 160

colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Jan. 7 Relations between Colombia and Panama. Proposition of Colombia for the settlement of pending questions. 239
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Russell (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. The question of the independence of Panama can not now be submitted to a plebiscite. 239
29 Mr. Russell to Mr. Hay Mar. 16 Message of the President of Colombia. Extracts. 239
30 Same to same Mar. 20 Arbitration of boundary dispute between Colombia and Ecuador. Incloses treaty for. 240
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 21 settlement of the claim of the Compañia Fluvial de Cartagena et al. against Colombia reported. 242
34 Same to same Mar. 22 Same subject. Gives details 242
Mr. Mendoza to Mr. Loomis. May 27 Presentation of credentials. Incloses Mr. Mendoza’s address to the President. 245
1 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Mendoza. May 29 Same subject. Incloses the President’s reply to Mr. Mendoza’s address. 245
61 Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay June 29 Murder of Joseff Otto in Colombia reported 246
62 Same to same July 4 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office reporting that appropriate action has been taken to apprehend the murderers. 246
63 Mr. snyder to Mr. Peirce July 5 Death of secretary of State John Hay. Transmits condolences. 10
Mr. Mendoza to the secretary of State. do Relations between Colombia and Venezuela. Submits statement of difficulties between the two governments and requests the good offices of the United States for the settlement of. 248
Mr. Snyder to Mr. Root (telegram). July 11 Settlement of the claim of the Compañia Fluvial de Cartagena et al. Reports that the receipt of vales extranjeros in custom-houses has been prohibited. 244
69 Same to same July 22 Amendments of the national constitution of Colombia transmitted. 253
78 Same to same Aug. 3 Settlement of the claim of the Compañia Fluvial de Cartagena et al. The decree prohibiting the receipt of vales extranjeros in custom-houses has been revoked 244
4 Mr. Adee to Mr. Mendoza Aug. 5 Relations between Colombia and Venezuela. The Government of the United States is ready to use its good offices in the sense of Mr. Mendoza’s note of July 5, and Minister Russell has been instructed to that effect. 251
29 Mr. Adee to Mr. Snyder do Same subject. Mr. Snyder is advised of the above. 251
31 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Snyder Aug. 11 Murder of Joseff Otto in Colombia. Expresses gratification at the action taken by the Colombian Government. 247
[Page LXXIV]82 Mr. Snyder to Mr. Root 1905 Aug. 15 Same subject. Reports capture of the murderer of Mr. Otto. 247
89 Same to same Oct. 10 General arbitration treaty, arbitration treaty of limits, and modus vivendi between Colombia and Peru transmitted. 255
90 Same to same do Settlement of the claim of the Compañia Fluvial de Cartagena et al. Final settlement reported. 244
93 Same to same Nov. 7 Settlement of the claim of Raymond and Sophie Smith against Colombia reported. 260
16 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root Dec. 13 Relations between Colombia and Venezuela. Reports that an agreement has been signed by the confidential agents of the two governments. 252
6 Mr. Root to Mr. Barrett Dec. 15 Settlement of the claim of Raymond and Sophie Smith. Approves Mr. Snyder’s action in the. 261
Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root (telegram). Dec. 20 Revolutionary conspiracy in Colombia. Reports discovery of a plot to dispose of the President and to organize a new government. 261
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 21 Same subject. Reports that the government is in complete control of the situation. 261
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Gives further details of the plot to assassinate the President of Colombia. 261
President Rooseveltto President Reyes (telegram). Dec. 22 Same subject. Congratulation upon the frustration of the plot. 262
President Reyes to President Roosevelt (telegram). Dec. 25 Same subject. Thanks for above telegram 262

cuba.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
460 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Squiers. 1905. Jan. 9 Patent-medicine law of Cuba. Incloses a letter protesting against the requirement of a statement of the formula of patent medicines. 263
The Cuban legation to the Department of State. Jan. 12 Claims of Luciano Arestuche and and Felipe Maza é Ibarra against the United States. Requests that a small appropriation be asked from Congress in the two Cases. 276
Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 14 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Reports that the sanitation bill reported by him on December 17. 1904, has become a law. 265
The Department of State to the Cuban legation. Jan. 17 Claims of Arestuche and Maza é Ibarra. Department is willing to pay $500 to Arestuche. 276
The Cuban legation to the Department of State. Jan. 19 Same subject. Accepts Department’s offer of the 17th instant in the case of Arestuche, and requests similar action in the case of Maza é Ibarra. 277
The Department of State to the Cuban legation. Jan. 26 Same subject. The legation should present to the Department the papers and evidence on which the claim of Maza é Ibarra is based. 278
1174 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Feb. 1 Patent-medicine law of Cuba. Incloses copy of the regulation in question. 263
Treaty between the United States and Cuba. Feb. 8 Extradition of fugitives from justice. Text. 280
471 Mr. Hay to Mr. Squiers do Patent-medicine law of Cuba. Incloses further protests. 264
194 Mr. de Quesada to Mr. Hay. Feb. 10 Claim of Maza é Ibarra. Incloses testimony. 278
128 Mr. Hay to Mr. de Quesada. Feb. 14 Same subject. The case has been referred to the War Department. 278
1187 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Feb. 18 Patent-medicine law of Cuba. Incloses modification of the regulation protested against. The formula is not required on the wrapper of the medicine. 264
481 Mr. Hay to Mr. Squiers Mar. 10 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Discusses at length the treaty provisions, and instructs him to urge upon the Cuban Government to take appropriate action. 266
201 Mr. de Quesada to Mr. Adee. Mar. 29 Claim of Arestuche. Asks whether the $500 granted to Arestuche can be paid in the near future. 279
Mr. Morrison to Mr. de Quesada. Apr. 6 Same subject. Incloses check for $500 279
131 Mr. Adee to Mr. de Quesada. Apr. 7 Claim of Maza é Ibarra. The evidence submitted does not warrant the payment of an indemnity or an allowance as an act of grace. 279
206 Mr. de Quesada to Mr. Hay do Claim of Arestuche. Acknowledges with thanks receipt of the check for $500. 279
1227 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay Apr. 15 Message of the President of Cuba. Extracts 285
1228 Same to same do Sanitation of Cuban cities. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office on the subject. 271
[Page LXXV]1241 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay 1905. May 6 Same subject. Incloses copy of the message of the President of Cuba to the Cuban Congress submitting; the matter to Congress. 272
President Palma to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 11
524 Mr. Adee to Mr. Squiers July 26 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Instructs him to report the present status of the matter. 273
1308 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Root Aug. 17 Same subject. Incloses a Presidential decree providing for sanitation of Cuban cities. 273
Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 20 Indignity to the American consulate at Cienfuegos reported. 288
230 Mr. de Quesada to Mr. Adee. Sept. 21 Same subject. Expresses regrets at the occurrence. The Cuban Government has ordered a prompt and rigid investigation in order to punish the perpetrators. 288
Mr. Adee to Mr. Sleeper (telegram). do Same subject. The Government of the United States appreciates the expression of good will by the Cuban Government. 289
147 Mr. Adee to Mr. de Quesada. Sept. 23 Same subject and tenor 289
1343 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Cuban Government and report of the vice-consul at Cienfuegos. 289
548 Mr. Root to Mr. Squiers Oct. 3 Same subject. The Department is gratified at the sentiments expressed by Secretary of State O’Farrill. 291
1382 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Root Nov. 16 Message of the President of Cuba. Extracts 286
569 Mr. Root to Mr. Sleeper Dec. 21 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Again calls attention to the matter, and urges the Cuban Government that there be no further delay, especially in regard to the paving and draining of the city of Habana. 275

denmark.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
362 Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay 1905. Mar. 30 Arbitration treaties concluded by Denmark with Russia, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy. Texts. 292
364 Same to same May 13 Neutrality of Denmark in the war between Russia and Japan. Reports that the Japanese Government has protested against allowing Russian vessels to coal in Danish waters, and that the Danish Government did not admit any infringement of its neutrality. 295
8 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Peirce July 5 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences of the Danish Government. 12
Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 20 Election of Prince Charles of Denmark as King of Norway announced. 295
President Roosevelt to the King elect of Norway (telegram). do Same subject. Congratulations 296
39 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root Nov. 21 Same subject. Incloses copy of address by the King of Denmark to the Norwegian representatives. 296
42 Same to same Nov. 22 Same subject. Reports reception of the diplomatic corps by King-elect Haakon VII of Norway. 297
46 Mr. Lorillard to Mr. Root Nov. 25 Arbitration treaty between Denmark and Great Britain. Reports signing of. 249
54 Same to same Dec. 8 Arbitration treaty between Denmark and Spain. Reports signing of. 249
13 Mr. Root to Mr. Lorillard do Election of Prince Charles of Denmark as King of Norway. Minister Graves has been instructed to make a ceremonial visit to the Norwegian capital. 297
59 Mr. Lorillard to Mr. Root Dec. 19 Arbitration treaty between Denmark and Italy. Reports signing of. 294

dominican republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson (telegram). 1904. Dec. 30 Control of the Dominican customs revenues by the United States. Instructs him to ascertain whether the Dominican Government would be disposed to request the United States to take charge of the collection of the customs duties and effect an equitable distribution of the assigned quotas among the Dominican Government and the several claimants. 298
[Page LXXVI]100 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 2 Same subject. Reports interviews with the Dominican President and members of his cabinet, with the result telegraphed this date. 298
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. “Dominican President disposed to request United States to take charge of collections of all customs on the following conditions: Distribute 40 per cent annual receipts among all creditors, remaining 60 to the Dominican Government.” 299
Mr. Hay to Commander Dillingham. Jan. 5 Same subject. Personal instructions to Commander A. C. Dillingham, special commissioner. 300
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Jan. 6 Same subject. Full text of proposition to De laid before the Dominican Government. 302
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Jan. 13 Same subject. Dominican minister for foreign affairs submitted your bases to the minister of finance. The latter is now preparing a new budget, with a view to reasonable expenditure limit. Joubert starts Washington, D. C, 18th. 303
Messrs. Dillingham and Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 15 Same subject. Recommend and request permission to include in arrangement abolition of export duties. 305
Mr. Loomis to Commander Dillingham (telegram). Jan. 16 Same subject. Department relies upon the judgment of the minister and himself. 305
Commander Dillingham to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 20 Same subject. Arrangement will be signed to-day. Reports need of a war vessel at once at Monte Christi. 305
Mr. Loomis to Commander Dillingham (telegram). do Same subject. Requests substance of proposed decree by cable. 306
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject, “is it proposed to have us take immediate charge of all custom-houses? What plan of administration is suggested?” 306
Commander Dillingham to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 21 Same subject. Gives outline of agreement between the United States and the Dominican Government, which is to go into effect on February 1. Recommends that no one formerly connected with the Improvement Company be appointed in the execution of the agreement. 306
Mr. Loomis to Commander Dillingham (telegram). do Same subject. “We are not sufficiently informed upon situation. Please cable fully.” 307
Commander Dillingham to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports in lull conditions in the Dominican Republic and action taken by him. 307
Mr. Loomis to Messrs. Dawson and Dillingham (telegram). do Same subject. “We are embarrassed by having newspapers get substance of agreement before it reached Department.” 307
Messrs. Dawson and Dillingham to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Report that the information came from the Dominican authorities. 307
107 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Jan. 23 Same subject. Full account of negotiations; text of telegrams and correspondence. 307
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Jan. 24 Same subject. “Cable full text of agreement signed by you and Dillingham.” 316
Commander Dillingham to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. “Sail to-night for north coast, with Sigsbee, aboard Newark. Situation acute, but quiet 316
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 25 Same subject. Full text of agreement signed January 20. 312
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes drat of convention to take the place of agreement signed January 20. 313
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Instructs Mr. Dawson to secure signature to the above draft of convention. 317
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay do Same subject. “Governor of Monte Christi last night telegraphed his resignation. This indicates refusal to accept convention and probable revolt. On my telegraphed instructions consular agent counseled governor, who agrees to defer action. Have advised Sigsbee, Puerta Plata. The rest of the Republic quiet. Unless I receive contrary instructions, will make following temporary arrangement preceding arrival expert: Leave Puerta Plata as it is—name Batch, American citizen, now in Abbott’s employ, collector Monte Christi—at the other five ports present Dominican collectors, requiring them to account to me.” 327
[Page LXXVII] Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). 1905. Jan. 28 Same subject. “Inasmuch as protocol is neither signed nor ratified by Senate, Department has no authority to act, but it approves the Dominican Government transferring to banker temporary right to collect revenues, but this right should be limited and so guarded as not to interfere with the carrying out of the arrangements contemplated in the protocol by the two governments, and so as not to interfere with the rights of the Dominican Improvement Company under its award beyond what is absolutely necessary to raise the $40,000. 319
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject. Reports terms of arrangement with banker, who will collect all revenues, except at Puerto Plata, and pay the Government $75,000 monthly. Rights of the improvement company will not be interfered with. Government strengthened by arrangement. New protocol will be signed on return of minister of finance. 319
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Jan. 31 Same subject. Instructed to substitute for second clause of draft of January 25. text Quoted. 320
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. “Respectfully suggests State Department instructing Dillingham to facilitate operations American banker at Monte Christi. Believe government will yield if firm attitude is maintained by us.” 327
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Feb. 1 Same subject. “Your cablegram January 30 shows minister of finance will sign new protocol. The protocol being acceptable to the Dominican Government, forward it as soon as possible. Advise Department as soon as it is signed. Time would probably be saved by having the Stewart convev it to San Juan.” 321
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 2 Same subject. Suggested change preamble most probably will be accepted. Minister of finance returns February 4. Recites several additions desired by the Dominican Government. 320
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. “There appears to be no objections to changes suggested in your cablegram of February 2. Article 2, however, after the word ‘receipts,’ should read: ‘These employees shall be subject to the civil and criminal jurisdiction of Dominican Republic.’ This to be substituted for your paragraph.” 320
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. “Owing to the fact that Congress expires so soon it is highly important to have protocol here at earliest possible moment. Is signature of minister of finance necessary?” 321
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 3 Same subject. “Press reports state that United States took control of custom-house receipts at San Domingo city yesterday. Department assumes that this report is incorrect, as, of course, you have no authority whatsoever to act under the draft agreement signed the 20th. Answer.” 321
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. “I have taken no action whatsoever under the agreement signed 20th. Dominican authorities have not seen fit to publish pending negotiations; hence popular misapprehension as to source authority American banker.” 321
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. “United States Government, deeming it necessery under the terms of the award in the San Domingo Improvement Company case, proposes to take possession of the custom-house at Monte Christi with the consent of the Dominican Government. The Department is informed by Dillingham and Sigsbee that the governor of Monte Christi is now favorable to this step, and that immediate possession should be taken. Act promptly.” 328
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 4 Same subject. Minister of finance insists on insertion afterword “assuring” in the first paragraph preamble of the following: “territorial integrity of the Republic, and.” 321
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Dominican Government requests extension to Monte Christi of Improvement award provisions until protocol takes effect. Signature of minister of finance absolutely necessary. 329
Same to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 27 Same subject. “Draft of protocol submitted to Dominican Government. It will be signed if some way can be arranged to relieve the Government of its financial difficulties. Temporary credit for $40,000 would be sufficient and can be procured if temporary right to collect revenues is granted local banker.” 318
[Page LXXVIII] Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). 1905. Feb. 4 Same subject. Instructs to inform the Dominican Government that a naval officer of the United States has been instructed to take possession of custom-house in accordance with the award, and that the company will have no control of the custom-houses if pending arrangement is consummated. Requests full explanation of the terms of the security for the banker and of the sum to be advanced by the latter. 329
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Feb. 5 Same subject. “Is not the guarantee in the second paragraph of preamble in our draft quite sufficient? The phrase suggested by minister of finance does not fit in smoothly. Important to insist upon our draft.” 322
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Government insists on inserting the following: “agreeing to respect the complete territorial integrity of the Dominican Republic.” 322
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Details of the contract with American banker. 330
46 Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson Feb. 6 Same subject. Confirms telegram of this date and incloses full powers. 316
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. “You may add at the end of second paragraph of preamble the words ‘agreeing to respect the complete territorial integrity of the Dominican Republic’ “ 322
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. “The President has to-day telegraphed to the President of Santo Domingo full powers for you to sign protocol. See him and sign at once.” 323
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Minister of finance prefers unconditional agreement not to increase debt, and asks that words “without the consent of the President of the United States” be erased at the end of article 6. Last night he refused to sign substitute protocol, but this morning consented if “agreeing to respect” was inserted and above change made. 323
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. Further changes in the protocol can not be consented to by the President. Gives reasons why the words “without the consent of the President of the United States “are indispensable. 323
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. “Please advise Department how much of the whole debt of the Dominican Republic is in the hands of European holders.” 350
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 7 Same subject. “I estimate Dominican debt owed to Europeans at twenty-two millions, not including English-owned bonds included in Improvement Company’s settlement.” 350
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. “Protocol signed 4 this afternoon. Stewart is taking it to San Juan.” 324
109 Same to same do Same subject. English and Spanish copy of the protocol forwarded. 316
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. “The agent of the United States Government is in peaceful possession of Monte Christi custom-house under award.” 331
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. “Sigsbee cables that the governor of Monte Christi has not yet been instructed by the Dominican Government to turn customhouse over, under the award, to Lieutenant-Commander Deeper, who has been designated as fiscal agent for this government. As Dominican Government consented to this arrangement, kindly have proper orders promptly forwarded to the authorities at Monte Christi. Telegraph lines reported down. If communication by wire still interrupted request senior naval officer present to forward Dominican governor’s instructions to Monte Christi by torpedo boat.” 331
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. “Dominican Government telegraphed governor 9th to deliver custom-house. Telegraphic communications open; nevertheless governor has not replied.” 331
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. “Dominican Government has received a telegram from governor Monte Christi that he has delivered custom-house.” 332
[Page LXXIX] Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). 1905. Feb. 13 Same subject. (Personal.) “Was Macoriscustom-house taken over by you or your agent February 1.” 350
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Loomis (telegram). do Same subject. “Most certainly not. Dominican authorities still in charge of all the customhouses, except Puerto Plata and Monte Christi. I have no agent. Dominican Government itself is pledging customs receipts Macoris and other ports to American citizen who advances funds under a private contract with it.” 351
110 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay do Same subject. History of negotiations continued. Text of telegrams; of contract of Dominican Government with American banker Santiago Michelena, and correspondence with the latter and with the Dominican Government inclosed. 316
111 Same to same do Same subject. Transfer of the port of Monte Christi to American authorities. Text of telegram and of correspondence with the Dominican Government and naval officers inclosed. 326
Message from the President. Feb. 15 Same subject. Transmits a protocol of an agreement between the United States and the Dominican Republic for the collection and disbursement by the United States of the customs revenues of the Dominican Republic. 334
112 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Feb. 17 Same subject. Foreign debt of the Dominican Republic. Confirms and explains telegram of February 7. 350
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 24 Same subject. Plot to assassinate Dominican President. Five arrested and some escaped. The situation becoming more strained on account of delay and uncertainty ratification protocol now before Senate. 352
117 Same to same Mar. 3 Export duty on sugar. Seizure of sugar from the Porvenir Sugar Company was ordered, but countermanded at the legation’s instance. Urges early instructions regarding the validity of the contract of the former government with the sugar growers. 391
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 5 Control of Dominican customs. “It is very important that I should be enabled to inform Dominican President as to status of protocol in Senate and whether extra session has been called.” 352
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Mar. 6 Same subject. “Senate has convened in extra session and is considering protocol to-day. Unable to say how long discussion will continue.” 353
118 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Mar. 7 Same subject, incloses text of telegrams to and from Department. Note to President Morales relative to his efforts to insert a clause providing for ratification by the Dominican Congress. Reviews political conditions and conduct of business at Monte Christi by Commander Leiper. Relations between Governor Arias and President Morales. Submits question of paying administrative expenses at Monte Christi out of customs receipts. Reports abrogation of the contract with Banker Michelena and drafting of another in its place. 350
119 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copy of full powers of the Dominican commission. Dominican Government wishes to retain original. 354
120 Same to same do Independence day of the Dominican Republic, celebration of the; part taken in the, by the American squadron and good effects thereof reported. Incloses newspaper account. Message of President Morales to the Dominican Congress inclosed. 394
396
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 11 Control of Dominican customs. “Italian war vessel Calabria is expected to arrive here 14th.” 364
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 14 Same subject. “Calabria just arrived. Please inform Navy Department.” 364
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 16 Export duty on sugar. Minister of finance will not delay beginning suit to collect sugar tax. Telegraph instructions. 393
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 20 Control of Dominican customs. “Calabria gone Habana.” 364
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 21 Same subject. “Unofficially we learn that. Calabria at the last moment was ordered Kingston.” 364
48 Mr. Adee to Mr. Dawson Mar. 23 Same subject. Department will take no action until the Senate shall have acted in the arrangement now pending with the Dominican Republic for a settlement of all claims. 393
[Page LXXX] Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Mar. 23 Control of Dominican customs. “Adjournment without ratification has been made public. Revolutionists are encouraged, conspiracies and preparations rumored. Tension is great. Quiet still prevails. Dominican President firm.” 357
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 25 Same subject. Proposal of a modus vivendi by Dominican Government. “Under pressure foreign creditors and domestic peril, Dominican Government offers nominate a citizen of the United States receiver southern ports pending ratification protocol, four northern ports to be administered under the award; 45 per cent total shall go Dominican Government, 55 per cent to be deposited in New York for distribution after ratification. Creditors to agree take no further steps in the meantime, and receiver to have full authority to suspend importers’ preferential contracts. Italian, Spanish, German, and American creditors, except the Improvement, accept unconditionally. Belgian and French representatives will recommend acceptance. Some modus vivendi absolutely necessary. I am ready, if desired, start Washington, D. C., 28th, to explain details and modifications to plan obtainable. Whole matter can be held open during my absence.” 359
49 Mr. Adee to Mr. Dawson do Same subject. Informs him that Mr. Hollander has been selected by the President as his confidential agent to visit Dominican Republic for the purpose of examining into affairs, and instructs that he cooperate with him. 355
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. “Your telegram 23d. Treaty is still before the Senate upon favorable committee report. Adjournment does not prejudice its status. We are confident that with the fuller knowledge of facts it will be consummated at the next session.” 357
50 Mr. Adee to Mr. Dawson Mar. 27 Same subject. Full powers to sign custom-house arrangement. Mutual exhibition of full powers is the usual and sufficient course. 355
122 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Text of telegrams from and to Department relative to postponement of action on the convention; visit of the Italian war ship Calabria and conversation with its commanding officers in regard to Italian claims, proposal of modus vivendi, and attitude of foreign creditors toward it. 355
The President to Mr. Loomis. Mar. 28 Same subject. Proposal of Government of, for the collection and conservation of its revenues pending action by the United States Senate upon the treaty. Directs that American minister express acquiescence in, and that Secretary of War will nominate persons for appointment as collectors. States how money collected will be disposed of. Mr, Hollander’s mission explained, and gives reasons why this action is rendered necessary. 360
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Calabria returned. Expects remain here until relieved by Dogali from Trinidad.” 364
Mr. Adee to Mr. Dawson (telegram) Mar. 29 Control of Dominican customs. Recites decision of the President to acquiesce in the proposal of the Dominican Government and conditions under which it will be carried out. Instructs to advise the Dominican Government that this action is taken in order that no change shall take place in the situation; no protocol is to be signed, but the mere acceptance of this telegram by President Morales. 361
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 30 Same subject. “Dominican Government prefers to say, ‘the President of the United States,’ instead of ‘the Secretary of War;’ otherwise will accent telegram 29th categorically.” 362
Mr. Adee to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Mar. 31 Same subject. “‘President of the United States’ substituted for ‘Secretary of War’ in my telegram of 29th.” 363
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 1 Same subject. “Dominician Government formally accepts your telegram of the 29th. Has issued a decree establishing modus vivendi. It takes effect April 1.” 363
[Page LXXXI]123 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Apr. 1 Same subject. Full account of the proposal and acceptance of modus vivendi by the Dominican Government. Incloses telegrams to and from Department, note to minister for foreign affairs, and decree of President Morales. Visit of the Italian war ship Calabria and acquiescence of her commander in the modus. Influence of the modus toward the preservation of peace in the Republic. 362
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Apr. 3 Same subject. Announces selection of Col. George R. Colton for principal collector; makes suggestions as to distribution of other collectors and employees and their salaries. The City National Bank of New York will be the depositary. 367
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 5 Same subject. “Dominican President appoints Colton general receiver all customs revenues, with power to select necessary deputies and assistants. After consultation with minister of finance your suggessions as to salary and expenses are accepted, payable out of 55 per cent. No objection one deputy for each port and assistants as suggested. They request Colton to come immediately and study the situation before deciding details. Economy and caution are very important.” 369
125 Same to same Apr. 6 Same subject. Text of telegrams from and to Department. 367
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Apr. 16 Difficulty between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the threatened expulsion of Dominican naturalized Syrians. Gives substance of telegram from Haiti. Asks whether Dominican minister has been instructed as represented. Deprecates complications between the two Republics. 397
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 17 Same subject. “No such instructions have been sent. Dominican minister to Port au Prince happened to be Santo Domingo now in consultation with Dominican minister for foreign affairs, who asks for the same treatment for Dominican Syrians as that accorded other Syrians who are foreign citizens. Dominican Government anxious to avoid a rupture.” 397
130 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Apr. 26 Export duty on sugar. Instruction No. 48 will be complied with. 394
Same to same (telegram) do Control of Dominican customs. “Colton arrived. Presented. Conference with Dominican authorities was satisfactory.” 370
132 Same to same Apr. 27 Same subject. Text of telegrams to and from Department. Details as to the discharge of his duties have been satisfactorily arranged with the Dominican Government by Col. George R. Colton. 370
133 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay Apr. 27 Relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Confirms telegram of April 17 and reports conversation with the minister for foreign affairs. 397
140 Same to same May 9 Control of Dominican customs. Agencies of French and Belgian stockholders at Santo Domingo, Antwerp, and Paris. Informal notice given by the minister for foreign affairs that the monthly appropriation for the, will be discontinued. Discusses the effect of the notice on the modus vivendi and requests instructions as to intervention on the part of the legation. 371
142 Same to same May 15 Same subject. Agencies of French and Belgian bondholders. Refers to No. 140. Minister of finance adheres to his position, but the question has not been decided in Cabinet. Reports conversations with all parties concerned and suggests action in Washington. 371
Mr. Loomis to General Sanchez. May 23 Deputy consul-general in charge of the legation, letter accrediting M. Marshall Langhorne as, during Minister Dawson’s absence on leave. 374
Mr. Joubert to Mr. Hay June 1 Same subject. Compensation of agents of foreign bondholders. Argues that as no money is paid to the bondholders under the modus vivendi, payment to their agent should also be suspended. 375
[Page LXXXII] Memorandum to the Dominican legation. 1905. June 13 Same subject. Expresses opinion that modus vivendi having gone into force without any objection from foreign governments, all previous contracts in conflict therewith are superseded; if their claim is ultimately adjudged to be valid, the amount should be taken from the fund deposited in New York. 377
Mr. Dawson to the President. July 1 Same subject. Memorandum reviewing the Dominican situatidn at length. 378
President Morales to President Roosevelt (telegram). do Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 378
Mr. Sanchez to Mr. Peirce (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 12
Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Oct. 13 Arms and ammunition, shipment of, from the United States. “There is now some difficulty in lawfully preventing the exportation of arms and ammunition to Santo Domingo, which would be obviated by a proclamation by the President prohibiting such exportation under resolution of Congress approved April 22, 1898. All such exportation would then become unlawful unless specially authorized by this government. We could give such authority in any cases desired by the Dominican Government. Ascertain whether it would be agreeable to that government to have the President issue such a proclamation.” 398
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 14 Same subject. “Such a proclamation would De agreeable to Dominican Government.” 398
Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Oct. 17 Same subject. Quotes President’s proclamation of October 14, and adds that any exception desired by Dominican Government will be made by special order. 399
177 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root Oct. 19 Same subject. Text of telegrams from and to Department. Incloses notes to and from, minister for foreign affairs and letter to Admiral Bradford regarding the Dominican Government’s requests as to delivery of seized ammunition and procedure of American war ships in boarding incoming steamers. 398
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 24 Control of Dominican customs. Wounding of Customs Official Morris, an American citizen, by smugglers, reported. 390
Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Oct. 25 Same subject. Quotes letter of this date to the Navy Department in regard to the sending of a war ship, as suggested in telegram of this date. It could only protect the lives and property of American citizens and its presence should be requested by the Dominican Government. 390
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 26 Same subject. “Telegram received. Distinction clearly understood. Latest news from Neyba reassuring. People showing no sympathy with assassins. There is no necessity for Dominican Government at the present moment to request presence of American ship Barahona. Morris without good medical attendance. Dominican vessel carries Scorpion’s surgeon Barahona today.” 390
181 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root Nov. 3 Same subject. Incident was orally communicated to Minister Dawson by President Morales. Quotes telegraphic correspondence with the Department and Admiral Bradford. Morris will survive, but criminals have not yet been identified. 389
Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Nov. 4 Arms and ammunition. Boarding and searching of American merchant vessels by United States naval officers. Refers to conflict of procedure with Dominican customs authorities in regard to the, and instructs to request a decision of the question by the Dominican Government. Discontinuance of present practice would encourage revolutionists. 403
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 7 “Revolutionary conspiracy discovered at Macoris. Thirteen arrests there, twelve here. Others escaped to the interior. Fifty in arms 15 miles west of Macoris. Dominican Government thinks they may attack Macoris and the movement spread other points. It is reported that conspirators have received funds from New York. Dominican Government suspects * * *. A United States vessel needed Macoris. Jones has informed Admiral.” 405
[Page LXXXIII] Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). 1905. Nov. 7 Same subject. Landing of American naval forces will be effected on receipt of notice from the legation that an expressed and clear request has been made by the Dominican Government for the temporary protection of life and property of American citizens. 405
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 8 Samesubject. “I have reached perfect understanding with the Dominican Government, in accordance with instructions in your cipher telegram of this morning. Macoris quiet in the city. No further news from the interior. Mere presence of United States vessel probably will be sufficient.” 405
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 16 Arms ana ammunition, “I have receivea tne following note from the Dominican minister for foreign affairs: ‘Executive power has resolved that the naval officers of the United States may make inspecting visit on board American merchant vessels coming to oui ports as soon as anchored, and, if necessary, before any other person or authority shall have intervened.’” 404
185 Same to same Nov. 18 Revolutionary movement at Macoris and elsewhere. Confirms telegram of November 7. 404
188 Same to same Nov. 23 Monetary standard. Law adopting the gold dollar of the United States as the, of the country and fixing the value of existing silver and subsidiary coins inclosed. 412
193 Same to same Nov. 25 Political conditions. Collapse of the revolutionary movement in provinces referred to in No. 185. 406
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 3 Same subject. “Vice-President has arrived at call Horacista Cabinet ministers. The public fears rupture between him’and the President. At the request of both I will be present at conference. If the Vice-President and his faction, who control military, should imprison, drive from capital, force resignation * * * of the President, am I authorized to ask Admiral to land forces to protect American citizens and preserve order? No constitutional recognized government would exist to ask American assistance as indicated in your telegram of the 8th November.” 408
Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Dec. 4 Same subject. “Strongly advise to avoid rupture with Cabinet. We are not willing to give instructions to Admiral based on assumption that Vice-President and Cabinet will create situation requiring an intervention for the protection of American citizens.” 408
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 6 Revolutionary movement. Refers to reports of serious disturbance received by Navy Department and Dominican legation, and instructs to urge amicable settlement. The United States Government will not land troops unless absolutely necessary for the protection of American citizens now acting as customs officials, and only so long as the Dominican Government desires them to continue in the service. If it wishes to end the modus vivendi, the Dominican Government should give formal notice. Several ships of the United States are about to return home with Admiral Bradford. 408
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). Dec. 7 Political conditions. “Yesterday’s disturbances were precipitated by misunderstanding demonstration made by Admiral without consultation with me or notice to the Dominican Government. Public excitement quickly subsided when real intention was explained. Dominican minister for foreign affairs has been forced to resign, but the other Cabinet ministers have reached agreement with President. The Dominican Government desires to continue modus vivendi. The Vice-President has given written assurance on behalf of Horacista congressional majority that they will ratify convention with one amendment, as follows: Afterword ‘Domi-nicana,’ second line, seventh article, ‘previa autorización de su Congreso.’” 409
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 13 Same subject. “This city [Santo Domingo] continues quiet. Horacistas and President an 409
[Page LXXXIV] Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). 1905. Dec. 13 nounce complete reconciliation. Full account incident, with correspondence exchanged, will be mailed December 20.”
198 Same to same Dec. 20 Minister for foreign affairs, Emiliano Tejera, has assumed duties as, relieving Velasquez, minister ad interim. Information concerning his character and policy. 409
199 Same to same do Political conditions. All is quiet in the Republic, but disorder may occur at Puerto Plata and Monte Christi. 410
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 23 Same subject. “The Dominican Government informs me governor of Puerto Plata since this morning barricaded in citadel and arresting Horacistas, causing general alarm. The Dominican Government thereupon named his successor; resistance feared. The Dominican Government intends act with caution and legally.” 410
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 26 Same subject. “President left city suddenly and secretly last night. Government force pursuing; him. General disturbances likely.” 410
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. “Dominican minister for foreign affairs notifies diplomatic corps that President having clandestinely abandoned capital, leaving government without acting head, Cabinet has called Vice-President to take charge, pending temporary failure of President to exercise his functions. See article 46, Dominican constitution. City quiet. Cabinet exercising functions without interruption. President reported at Jaina among revolutionists fighting there. Reported new governor peacefully installed Puerto Plata.” 410
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 27 Same subject. “Have received letter of President dated the 24th, saying that he is about to absent himself from capital in order to reestablish legal procedure, and later on will declare another city temporary capital, and will then name a new Cabinet. He is reported to be 15 miles west, fighting troops sent by Cabinet. American citizens interior alarmed, fearing that landing American seamen would be followed by violence to themselves.” 411
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root (telegram). Dec. 28 Revolutionary movement. “Jimenistas advancing from Monte Christi against Santiago. The President still fighting near Jaina. His force small. City quiet, but apprehensive.” 411
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 29 Same subject. “Gunboat Independencia sent by cabinet to Sanchez with munitions has deserted and gone to Monte Christi. Will probably bring expedition against Macoris or other point. Whereabouts of the President unknown. The Vice-President arrives here today. Have you received my cables under date of 25th, 26th, 27th? French chargé d’affaires offers, if agreeableto the American Government, to send Martinique for war ship to aid in protecting lives foreigners which might be endangered bv landing American seamen.” 411
Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson (telegram). do Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 6th instant should be followed strictly. 411
Señor Tejera to Sefior Joubert (telegram). do Control of Dominican customs. “Congress will accept treaty amended according to cable Mr. Root December 7. Executive concurs. Caceres arrived to-day.” 412

ecuador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
415 Mr. Sampson to Mr. Hay 1905. May 30 Religious liberty in Ecuador. Incloses copy of a law passed bv the last Congress on the subject. 414
Mr. Wither to Mr. Peirce July 3 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 12
[Page LXXXV] Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Jan. 18 Territorial integrity of China. The French Government concurs in the views of the United States. 3
Message from the President. Feb. 13 Recovery of the body of Admiral John Paul Jones and its removal to the United States. Transmits report of Ambassador Porter, and urges that provision be made for the erection of monuments to the memories of John Paul Jones and John Barry. 417
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 14 Same subject. Reports discovery of the body of Admiral John Paul Jones. 418
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Porter (telegram). Apr. 15 Same subject. Congratulations 419
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 17 same subject. The united states Governmeni will send a naval squadron to bring back the remains of Admiral Jones. 419
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 20 Same subject. Remains have been deposited in the vault of the American church. 419
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). June 20 Same subject. Instructs to request permission for the landing of an armed escort for the body of Admiral Jones. 420
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Porter June 27 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt ot Mr. Porter’s renort. 420
Same to Mr. McCormick June 30 Same subject. Appointment of General Porter as special ambassador to receive the remains of Admiral Jones. 420
President Loubet to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 2 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 13
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Peirce (telegram). July 3 Same subject and tenor 13
Mr. Porter to Mr. Root Recovery of the body of Admiral John Paul Jones. Final report. 420
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Adee (telegram). July 10 Moroccan conference. France accepts invitation to the. 668
22 Same to same July 12 Same subject. Incloses agreement between Germany and France. 669
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Root Oct. 3 Same subject. Presents the programme for the conference agreed upon by Germany and France. 672
Same to same do Same subject and tenor 673
Same to same Oct. 28 Same subject. Reports acceptance of the above programme by the Sultan of Morocco. 674
258 Mr. Root to Mr. Jusserand Nov. 2 Same subject. Acknowledges above note and states that the Government of the United States will take part in the conference to be held at Algeciras. 675

germany.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
588 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 20 Territorial integrity of China. The view of the German Government corresponds entirely with that of the United States. 3
617 Same yo same Mar. 3 Treaties of commerce and navigation between Germany and Austria - Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Roumania, Russia, Servia, and Switzerland. Incloses translation of treaty with Russia. 446
623 Same to same Mar. 10 Samesubject. Incloses text of treaties 452
Mr. Mason to Mr. Hay Mar. 15 Same subject. Submits a table of comparison of tariff duties of Germany under existing treaties and under the new treaties. 453
671 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay May 11 Consular immunities. Reports that the American vice-consul at Solingen was summoned as a witness by a local court; that he declined to accept the summons, but appeared before the court upon reouest of the latter. 458
356 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Tower May 29 Same subject. The incident may be regarded as satisfactorily closed. 460
Baron Sternburg to Mr Peirce. July 4 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 13
Mr. Tower to Mr. Adee (tel egram). July 10 Moroccan Conference. Reports agreement between France and Germany in re Morocco. 668
Mr. Adee to Mr. Tower do Same subject. The President is gratified if he has been of any use in helping toward the result achieved. 669
714 Mr. Tower to Mr. Adee July 12 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condodolences. 13
[Page LXXXVI]722 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root 1905. July 24 Military-service case of Hans Wilhelm Peters. Recites history of the case and reports that he has declined to intervene. 465
729 Same to same Aug. 3 Suppression of the “white slave traffic.” Incloses text of an international convention for the. 462
392 Mr. Adee to Mr. Tower Aug. 15 Military-service case of Hans Wilhelm Peters. Instructs him to request information from the German war office regarding the facts concerning Peters’s enlistment. 468
Baron Bussche to Mr. Root. Oct. 28 Moroccan Conference. Incloses the agreement between France and Germany. 675
277 Mr. Root to Baron Bussche. Nov. 2 Same subject. The Government of the United States will take part in the conference to be held at Alereciras. 676
798 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root Nov. 14 Military-service case of Maurice Kahn. Recites the history of the case and states that the German Government still maintains its attitude in regard to the nonapplicability of the Bancroft naturalization treaties to Alsace-Lorraine. 470
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Root. Nov. 29 Consular immunities. Asks whether German consuls in the United States are exempt from the payment of dog taxes. 460
298 Mr. Root to Baron Sternburg. Dec. 6 Same subject. The so-called dog tax does not seem to come within the exemption defined in the treaty of 1871. 461
824 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Root do Military-service case of Joseph A. Decker. Reports that Mr. Decker applied for permission to visit Alsace, and that permission for such visit was refused. 472
438 Mr. Root to Mr. Tower Dec. 13 Military-service case of Maurice Kahn. This Government does not acquiesce in the contention of the German Government as to the non-applicability of the Bancroft naturalization treaties to Alsace-Lorraine. 471
839 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Root Dec. 15 Military-service case of Hans Wilhelm Peters. Incloses a note from the foreign office giving the facts in regard to the enlistment of Peters. 468

great britain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
72 Mr. Hay to Sir H. M. Durand. 1904. May 6 Protection of Niagara Falls. Incloses copy of resolutions adopted by the legislature of New York suggesting joint action by the Governments of Great Britain and the United States for the. 480
94 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Hay. May 7 Same subject. Above note will be forwarded to the British foreign office and to the governor-general of Canada. 481
Mr. Choateto Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Jan. 14 Territorial integrity of China. The British Government concur in the views expressed by the United States Government. 4
1539 Same to same Mar. 1 Firing on British fishing vessels by Russian war vessels. Incloses report of the international commission. 473
35 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Hay. do Visit of British war vessels under command of Prince Louis of Batten berg, to the United States. Contemplated visit announced. 476
177 Mr. Hay to Sir H. M. Durand. Mar. 7 Same subject. The President will be pleased to receive the Prince during the month of October. 476
187 Mr. Adee to Sir H. M. Durand. Mar. 25 Delimitation of the Alaskan boundary. Note of acceptance of the report of the commissioners to complete the award under the convention of Jan. 24, 1903. 478
50 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Hay. do Same subject and tenor 479
Same to same Apr. 12 Seizure of the Canadian schooner Agnes G. Donahoe by the Uruguayan authorities. Gives particulars of. 912
113 Mr. O’Beirne to Mr. Loomis May 26 Control ot the Dominican customs by the United States. Asks some assurance that the rights of the British subjects interested in the, shall be safeguarded, whatever may be the outcome of present modus vivendi in the Dominican Republic and of the agreement now pending in the United States. 374
[Page LXXXVII] Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Adee. 1905. May 30 Visit of British war vessels to the United States. Proposes alterations of previous plans. 477
Treaty between the United States and Great Britain. June 12 Relinquishment of extraterritorial rights in Zanzibar by the United States. Text. 485
270 Mr. Peirce to Sir H. M. Durand. June 27 Control of the Dominican customs by the United States. The President can not recognize any special rights and privileges over any other creditors until final action shall have been taken by the Senate on the convention for the control of Dominican custom-houses. 377
145 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Peirce. July 4 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 14
21 Mr. Reid to Mr. Peirce. July 5 Same subject and tenor 14
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Loeb (telegram). July 6 Same subject and tenor 16
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Adee. Aug. 13 Seizure of the Canadian schooner Agnes G. Donahue by the Uruguayan authorities. Requests the good offices of the American minister at Montevideo. 915
Mr. Adee to Sir H. M. Durand. Aug. 15 Same subject. The American minister at Montevideo has been suitably instructed. 916
193 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Adee. Sept. 25 Visit of a British squadron to the United States. Transmits a list of the staff of Prince Louis of Battenberg. 477
Mr. Loomis to Sir H. M. Durand. Sept. 26 Protection of Niagara Falls. Calls attention to previous correspondence. 482
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Loomis. Sept. 28 Same subject. Will inquire status of the matter. 482
55 Mr. Reed to Mr. Root do Agreement of alliance between Great Britain and Japan. Incloses text. 487
Mr. Root to Mr. Reid (telegram). Oct. 13 Newfoundland fishery question. American fishing vessels on the coast of Newfoundland have been advised of their rights under the treaty of 1818, and this government will afford them protection against any interference by the Newfoundland authorities in violation of the treaty. 489
Mr. Reid to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 16 Same subject. Reports that he is advised that there has not been any interference with the American fishing vessels. 489
336 Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand Oct. 19 Same subject. Advises him that American fishing vessels are forbidden by the Newfoundland authorities to fish on the treaty coast, and states at length the views of the United States Government on the matter. 490
Mr. Root to Mr. Reid (telegram). Oct. 20 Same subject. Transmits the above note and instructs him to urge upon the British Government the necessity of prompt action. 494
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root do Same subject. Requests cooperation of the Department to prevent any precipitate action on the part of the fishermen or local officials. 494
64 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root do Same subj ect. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 495
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root Oct. 22 Same subj ect. Transmits information that Newfoundland officials are not preventing American can Vessels from fishing on the treaty coast. 496
337 Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand Oct. 23 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of above note. 497
338 Mr. Bacon to Sir H. M. Durand. do Visit of a British squadron to the United States. Informs him of the arrangements in regard to the reception of Prince Louis of Battenberg by the President. 478
340 Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. Oct. 25 Newfoundland fishery question. Advises him that the ambassador’s note of the 20th instant will be made public if it is agreeable to him. 497
213 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root. Oct. 27 Same subject. If it is agreeable to the Department, the note of October 25 will be communicated to the governor of Newfoundland. 497
343 Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. Oct. 31 Same subject. Agrees to the above 498
71 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root do Same subject. The British Government is in accord with the United States in the efforts to clear up any misunderstanding which may have arisen. 498
344 Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. Nov. 1 Same subject. Incloses copy of his letter to the Secretary of the Treasury relating to 498
Mr. Reid to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 3 Same subject. Confidence of friendly adjustment of the matter is expressed by the British foreign office. 499
Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. do Protection of Niagara Falls. Approves the suggestion for the formation of an international waterways commission to investigate the withdrawal of water from the Niagara River above the Falls. 482
[Page LXXXVIII] Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root. 1905. Nov. 4 Same subject. Department’s proposal has been telegraphed to the British Government. 483
Mr. Root to Mr. Reid (telegram). do Newfoundland fishery question. Instructs him to advise the British Government that this Government will not support any evasion of Newfoundland laws by American fishermen. 500
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root. Nov. 9 Protection of Niagara Falls. The governor-general of Canada has been requested for an expression of his views. 483
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root Nov. 13 Protection of Niagara Falls. Incloses copy of an approved minute of the privy council for Canada. 483
Mr. Root to Mr. Reid (telegram). Nov. 14 Boycott of American goods at Singapore. Instructs him to request the British Government to take steps for the suppression of the. 503
Mr. Reid to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 15 Same subject. The British Government will do everything possible to suppress the boycott at Singapore. 503
The International Waterways Commission to the Secretary of War. Dec. 1 Protection of Niagara Falls. Report of the commission. Extracts. 484
103 Mr. Carter to Mr. Root Dec. 13 Boycott of American goods at Singapore, incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to. 503
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Newfoundland fishery question. Reports that he is advised that American fishermen are violating the treaty by erecting platforms for freezing fish. 500
Mr. Root to Mr. Carter (telegram). do Same subject. The fishermen have been advised that they have no right to erect platforms on the west coast of Newfoundland. Instructs him to request that measures be taken to prevent unlawful interference by natives. 500
107 Mr. Carter to Mr. Root do Same subject, uonnrms in detail nis telegram of to-day. 501
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 18 Same subject. Transmits thanks of the foreign office for Department’s prompt action. 501
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 28 Same subject. Reports that the report of interference bv natives is unfounded. 502
118 Same to same Dec. 29 Same subject. Incloses memorandum from the foreign office in confirmation of above telegram. 502

greece.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
257 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay 1905. Apr. 4 Revolutionary movement in Crete. Submits report on current events in the island. 505
267 Same to same Apr. 21 Same subject. Reports further on the subject 506
272 Same to same May 12 Same subject. Reports further on the subject 507
279 Same to same June 15 Same subject. Reports further on the subject 507
285 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root July 12 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 16
289 Same to same July 24 Commercial arrangement between Greece and Belgium. Text. 513
290 Same to same July 25 Commercial declaration between Greece and Great Britain. Text. 514
304 Same to same Aug. 22 Revolutionary movement in Crete. Reports that the state of affairs in Crete appears to be growing more serious. 508
307 Same to same Aug. 30 Liability of naturalized American citizens under military and expatriation laws of their native country. Reports that Panos Indares is held for military service, although he claims to be an American citizen. 510
326 Same to same Sept. 27 Revolutionary movement in Crete. Reports imi nrovement in the situation. 508
91 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Wilson Sept. 28 Liability of naturalized American citizens. Instructs him to use his good offices in behalf of Indares. 511
331 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Oct. 20 Same subject. Reports that the case of Panos Indares has been decided in his favor. 511
95 Mr. Root to Mr. Wilson Nov. 8 Same subject. A passport may be issued to Panos Indares. 512
338 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Nov. 24 Revolutionary movement in Crete. Reports end of the movement. 509
347 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root Dec. 4 Same subject. Report that an amnesty was proclaimed by Prince George, the high commissioner in Crete. 509
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guatemala and honduras.

No. From and to whom Date. Subject. Page.
241 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay 1905. Feb. 8 Rights of consular officers in judicial proceedings. Reports that the American consul-general at Guatemala City has been denied the right to be present at the examination of two American citizens who had been arrested. Incloses correspondence. 517
245 Same to same Feb. 15 Samesubject. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office. 519
171 Mr. Hay to Mr. Combs Mar. 3 Same subj ect. Approves his course in the matter. 520
179 Mr. Adee to Mr. Combs Mar. 24 Same subject A consul-general, in the exercise of his consular functions, has the right to approach the court for the purpose of obtaining information. Instructs him to request that the Guatemalan Government take such actions as to secure the treatment which is due from one government to the representative of the other. 521
270 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay Apr. 26 Ill treatment of Al Stebbins and wife by Guatemalan soldiers. Gives particulars of the complaint and incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 525
190 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs May 11 Rights of consular officers. Where an American minister and consul are accredited to the same place the functions of the latter should be subordinated to the judgment of the minister unless the Department should give express instructions to the contrary. 521
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Brown May 13 Ill treatment of Al Stebbins and wife. Mr. Combs’s efforts to bring about an unofficial adjustment of the matter is approved by the Department. 529
274 Mr. Brown to Mr. Hay May 20 Ill treatment of Al Stebbins and wite. Reports adjustment of the matter. 529
285 Same to same June 27 Rights of consular officers. Incloses further correspondence with the foreign office in regard to a second discourtesy of Judge Solis toward Con-sul-General Winslow. 522
288 Mr. Brown to Mr. Peirce July 5 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences from the Governments of Guatemala and Honduras. 16
290 Mr. Brown to Mr. Root July 10 Rights of consular officers. Incloses a note from the foreign office expressing regret for the incident. 524
Mr. Adee to Mr. Brown Aug. 2 Same subject. Expresses satisfaction with the management of the case and results secured. 524
305 Mr. Combs to Mr. Root Sept. 21 Arrest of Charley Macmorley. Reports arrest and subsequent release, and action taken to secure this result. 530
Mr. Root to Mr. Combs Oct. 18 Same subject. Approves his actionein the case 531

haiti.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1652 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1905. Feb. 20 Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Transmits a Claim of J. R. Paradis, a native of Porto Rico, against Haiti. 542
1657 Same to same Feb. 21 Exclusion of Syrians from Haiti. Reports that notice has been served on fraudulently naturalized Syrians to leave Haiti by the next steamer, and that, upon request, he has asked a delay of three months for them. 532
673 Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell Mar. 15 Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Asks when Mr. Paradis left Porto Rico and how long he has resided in Haiti. 542
677 Same to same Mar. 17 Exclusion of Syrians. Approves the use of his unofficial srood offices in behalf of the Syrians. 533
Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 18 Same subject. Reports that the Syrians must leave on April 1. 533
Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell (telegram). Mar. 21 Same subject. Instructs him to remonstrate if the order of expulsion is applicable to lawfully naturalized American citizens. 533
Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that American citizens are not included in the expulsion order. 533
1691 Same to same do Same subject. Reports in detail on the situation and the cause for the order of expulsion. 534
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 22 Same subject. Reports that upon his request an extension of time until May 18 has been granted to the Syrians who are expelled. 536
[Page XC] Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell (telegram). 1905. do Exclusion of Syrians. The Department can no interfere in the contemplated expulsion of Syri ans except in cases of naturalized Americar citizens. If fraudulent naturalization is estab lished protection will be withdrawn. 536
1699 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay Mar. 27 Same subject. Reports that the American goods consigned to Syrians and held in the custom house will be returned to America. 536
1706 Same to same Mar. 29 Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Reports that a pass port was issued to Paradis by the Departmenl of State on August 4, 1903. 543
1708 Same to same Mar. 31 Exclusion of Syrians. Reports measures taken by the government to preserve order. 537
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 2 Same subject. Reports everything quite 537
1712 Same to same Apr. 5 Same subject. Reports that much suffering pre vails on account of the closing of the stores oi the Syrians, as prices on all classes of merchan dise have advanced. 538
1713 Same to same do Same subject. Reports that an invitation to a reception was extended to the officers of the Brooklyn and himself by a delegation of Syrians which was declined. 538
1721 Same to same Apr. 9 Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Reports that Mr Paradis left Porto Rico thirty-five years ago. 543
689 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell Apr. 20 Exclusion of Syrians. Approves his action in declining to attend the reception of the Syrians. 538
693 Mr. Adee to Mr. Powell Apr. 26 Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Mr. Paradis is not considered a citizen of Porto Rico. Returns original claim papers. 544
1742 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay Apr. 29 Denial of license to do business to American citizens of Syrian origin. Reports that Mr. Elie A. Mansour has been refused a license. 545
697 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell May 11 Samesubject. Requests report on the case of Elie A. Mansour. 546
1759 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay do Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Requests instruction as to who is considered a citizen of Porto Rico. 544
1774 Same to same May 23 Denial of license to do business. Reports in detail on the case of Elie A. Mansour. 546
701 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell May 25 Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Defines Porto Rican citizenship. 544
1811 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay June 6 Asylum granted to Haitian officials. Reports the granting of asylum at the legation to two government officials. 551
1261 Mr. Léger to Mr. Loomis June 9 Exclusion of Syrians. Requests an exchange of views on the subject. 539
705 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Powell June 10 Denial of license to do business. A license should be issued to Mansour or a satisfactory reason should be assigned for the refusal. 547
1814 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay June 14 Asylum granted to Haitian officials. Gives further details. 551
88 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Léger June 16 Exclusion of Syrians. Department declines to state its attitude until the question arises in a case actually presented to it and requiring its action. 539
711 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Powell June 24 Asylum granted to Haitian officials. The Department regrets its inability to approve his action in the matter. Calls attention to previous incidents of a similar nature. 652
Treaty between the United States and Haiti. June 28 For the extradition of criminals 554
1823 Mr. Terres to Mr. Hay do Citizenship of Porto Ricans. Returns passport inadvertently granted to Dr. J. R. Paradis. 545
715 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Powell June 29 Asylum granted to Haitian officials. Again calls attention to the disapproval of his action by the Department, and to previous cases cited. 553
Mr. Léger to Mr. Peirce (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 17
1306 Mr. Léger to Mr. Loomis Aug. 11 Exclusion of Syrians. The visé of the passport of Mansour Assaff was refused under the law of August 10, 1903. 540
90 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Léger Aug. 29 Same subject. The Government of the United States can not acquiesce in the construction placed upon the law in his note of the 11th instant. 540
Mr. Léger to Mr. Root Sept. 4 Same subject. Presents argument to substantiate his construction of the law mentioned in his note of the 11th ultimo. 541
1848 Mr. Powell to Mr. Root Oct. 20 Denial of license to do business. Reports additional cases of denial of licenses to do business. 547
722 Mr. Root to Mr. Powell Nov. 9 Same subject. Requests report on the case ot A. Lagojannis. 548
[Page XCI]1872 Mr. Powell to Mr. Root 1905. Nov. 18 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 548
1874 Mr. Powell to Mr. Root Nov. 20 Samesubject. Reports on the case of A. Lagojannis. 549
3 Mr. Root to Mr. Furniss Dec. 1 Same subject. If licenses are withheld the applicants are entitled to the return of any deposit which thev may have made therefor. 550
726 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Terres Dec. 9 Same subject. If the case of Mr. Lagojannis is one of the special cases excepted from the terms of the law he may press his claim of right to do business. 550

italy.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Jan. 14 Territorial integrity of China. The Italian Government is in entire accord with the policy of the United States. 4
The Italian Embassy to the Department of State. Jan. 27 Control ot the Dominican customs by the United States. Requests that arrangements be made for the payment of the obligations entered into by the Dominican Government with Italian creditors. 315
554 Mr. Mayor to Mr. Hay Feb. 26 Establishment of an international agricultural institute. Invitation to send delegates to the conference to be held at Rome. 559
255 Mr. Adee to Mr. Mayor Mar. 27 Same subject. The United States will send delegates to the conference. 560
257 Same to same Mar. 31 Same subject. Advice of the appointment of delegates. 560
478 Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay Apr. 5 Fraudulent naturalization of Italian subjects. Incloses passport of Ralph Gironda held by a person who is palpablv not the owner of it. 564
11 Mr. Adee to Mr. White Apr. 27 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of his No. 478. 564
12 Mr. White to Mr. Hay May 4 Same subject, Incloses papers in the case of Rocco Gioffri. 565
277 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Mayor May 26 Establishment of an international agricultural institute. Advice of the appointment of a delegate. 561
22 Mr. Loomis to Mr. White June 12 Fraudulent naturalization. Instructs to make a further examination, and to report to the Department. 565
1525 Mr. Mayor to Mr. Hay June 21 Admission of Italian emigrants to the United States. Propounds certain questions in connection with. 567
1664 Mr. Mayor to Mr. Peirce July 2 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 18
289 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Mayor July 7 Admission of Italian emigrants to the United States. The Department of Commerce and Labor declines to answer hypothetical questions. 568
2101 Mr. Mayor to Mr. Root Aug. 9 Establishment of an international agricultural institute. Incloses convention adopted by the conference. 561
55 Mr. White to Mr. Root Aug. 31 Admission of Italian emigrants to the United States. Reports that the Italian Government is giving the question of turning Italian emigration from our cities to the rural districts its serious attention. 568
Mr. Mayor to Mr. Root Sept. 3 Same subject. Requests reconsideration of his questions by the Department of Commerce and Labor. 569
302 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Mayor Sept. 18 Same subject. Transmits the answer of the Department of Commerce and Labor to the questions contained in his note of June 21. 570
40 Mr. Loomis to Mr. White Sept. 26 Same subject. Transmits the answer of the Department of Commerce and Labor to the questions propounded by the Italian ambassador. 571
64 Mr. White to Mr. Root Sept. 28 Fraudulent naturalization. Transmits papers in the case of Giuseppe Formica. 566
Same to same (telegram) Oct 22 Visit of the U. S. S. Minneapolis to Genoa. Suggests that Admiral Chester with his flagship Minneapolis be directed to visit Genoa during the visit of the king and queen of Italy at that place. 571
Mr. Root to Mr. White (telegram). Oct. 26 Same subject. Minneapolis ordered to Genoa 571
[Page XCII] King Victor Emanuel to President Roosevelt (telegram). 1905. Oct. 30 Same subject. Thanks for the friendly manifestation of good will. 671
51 Mr. Root to Mr. White Nov. 9 Fraudulent naturalization. The discrepancies in Formica’s statement raise the presumption that he committed perjury in his application for a passport 567
President Roosevelt to King Victor Emanuel. Nov. 16 Visit of the U. S. S. Minneapolis to Genoa. Expresses gratification at the King’s telegram. 572
Mr. Root to Mr. White Nov. 28 Moroccan Conference. Incloses commission as delegate to the conference. 677

japan.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
32 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay 1903. Dec. 30 Japanese tea subsidy. Submits report and correspondence with the foreign office in relation to the complaint made by American firms that the Japanese tea subsidy is, in effect, a bounty to native dealers. 573
84 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Griscom 1904. Nov. 4 Destruction of sea fowl on Midway Island. Incloses report on the destruction of sea fowl by Japanese subjects. 576
86 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Nov. 11 Same subject. Incloses additional correspondence and instructs him to ascertain whether the Japanese Government is willing to cooperate with this government to prevent the destruction complained of. 578
164 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 9 Raising of the blockade of the Liaotung Peninsula reported. 580
167 Same to same Jan. 12 Destruction of sea fowl. The Japanese Government will give warning to Japanese ship captains not to engage in. 579
96 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Jan. 13 Integrity and neutrality of China. Transmits Department’s circular of the 13th instant. 581
168 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay do Defensive sea area at Kelung, Formosa. Incloses regulations for the. 591
Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira Jan. 18 Integrity and neutrality of China. Incloses Russian protest alleging Chinese violation of neutrality. 581
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hay Jan. 28 Same subject. Denies, as far as Japan is affected, the allegation of the Russian Government that China is violating her neutrality. 582
Mr. Hay to Mr. Takahira Mar. 8 Same subject. Incloses the Russian promemoria in regard to alleged hostile activity of bands of Chinese in Mongolia. 586
113 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Mar. 9 Neutrality of China Incloses the Russian promemoria relating to. 586
201 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Mar. 13 Destruction of sea fowl. Incloses a note from the foreign office giving further assurances of the efforts of the Japanese Government to stop the depredations. 580
210 Same to same Mar. 14 Territorial integrity of China. Incloses acknowledgment of the foreign office of Department’s circular of January 13. 586
211 Same to same do Neutrality of China. Incloses acknowledgement of the foreign office of the correspondence with the Russian and Chinese Governments relating to. 587
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee Mar. 21 Same subjects. Denial of the Russian assertion that Chinese bandits are directed by Japanese officers. 588
Same to same do Same subject. Further detailed denial of the Russian assertion in regard to China’s neutrality. 589
190 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira Mar. 24 Neutrality of the United States. Transmits request from the commander of the Russian ship Lena for permission to return one of his seamen to Russia. 592
12 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee Mar. 27 Same subject. There is no objection to the return of one of the seamen of the Lena to Russia, provided he give his parole. 592
192 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira Mar. 28 Same subject. The man will be sent to the Japanese consul to give his parole. 593
14 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Loomis. Apr. 3 Treatment ot prisoners of war. Protests against the treatment given to Japanese prisoners in Russia. 599
[Page XCIII]194 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahira 1905. Apr. 4 Treatment of prisoners of war. His No. 14 has been sent to the ambassador at St. Petersburg for presentation to the Russian Government. 600
219 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay do Mining law of Japan. Quotes extract of 610
223 Same to same Apr. 6 Treaty between Japan and Great Britain regarding the commercial relations between Japan and India. Incloses text. 610
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahirs Apr. 13 Neutrality of the United States. The Russian Government asks permission for Captain Berlinski of the Lena to leave the United States for four months. 594
19 Mr. Hioki to Mr. Loomis Apr. 14 Same subject. The Japanese Government has no objection to the permission being granted. 594
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hioki Apr. 18 Same subject. Asks whether permission may be granted to Commander Ritchagoff of the Lena to leave the United States on sick leave. 594
Same to same do Treatment of prisoners of war. Transmits report of the vice-consul at Moscow in regard to. 601
Mr. Hioki to Mr. Loomis Apr. 20 Neutrality of the United States. Permission may be granted to Commander Ritchagoff to leave the United States. 595
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hioki Apr. 25 Treatment of prisoners of war. Further report from the ambassador in regard to. 602
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Loomis Apr. 27 Neutrality of China. Transmits telegram from the foreign office reporting that the Russian interned vessels at Shanghai are preparing for active service. 590
20 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Loomis Apr. 27 Release of prisoners of war. Requests good offices to obtain the release of certain noncom-batant prisoners of war. 601
21 Same to same Apr. 28 Japanese supervision over Korean administrative affairs. Incloses agreementbetweenJapan and Korea. 612
197 Mr. A dee to Mr. Takahira May 3 Release of prisoners of war. His note No. 20 has been sent to the embassy at St. Petersburg with suitable instructions. 602
198 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahira May 5 Neutrality of China. Denial of China as to remissness in preventing the interned vessels at Shanghai from preparing for active service. 590
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Griscom (telegram). May 10 Japanese tea subsidy. Informs him of complaints by American firms and asks report on the matter. 574
257 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay May 15 Same subject. Reports on the subject 575
266 Same to same May 27 Status and form of government of Manchuria. Transmits information in regard to. 616
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Griscom (telegram). June 8 Peace negotiations between Russia and Japan. The President’s peace proposal. 808
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Inform the Department when above telegram is presented to the Japanese Government. 808
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 9 Same subject. Reports time when Departments telegram of the 8th instant was presented to the Japanese Government. 808
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 10 Samesubject. Transmits the answer of the Japanese Government. 809
274 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms telegrams in detail 809
Same to same (telegram) June 18 Same subject. The Japanese Government will at once appoint plenipotentiaries with full powers to conclude terms of peace. 809
203 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahira June 20 Neutrality of the United States. Permission is asked for the Russian hospital ship Kostroma to take the sick and wounded from the vessels of Admiral Enquist at Manila. 595
30 Mr. laKamra to Mr. Peirce June 26 Same subject. There is no objection to the disposition of the matter by the United States. 595
32 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Peirce. June 28 Release of prisoners of war. Requests good office to obtain the release of three Japanese merchants. 602
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 29 Status and form of government of Manchuria. Reports the opening of Manchurian towns to Japanese merchants. 617
Mr. Takanira to Mr. peirce. July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 18
207 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Takahira. July 6 Release of prisoners of war. The ambassador at St. Petersburg has been instructed to use his good offices to secure the release of three Japanese merchants. 603
291 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Root July 7 Peace negotiations. Reports the departure of the Japanese peace commissioner, Baron Komura, with his staff. 817
Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira July 13 Neutrality of the United States. Permission is asked for Lieutenant Speshnoff of the Lena to return to Russia. 596
[Page XCIV] Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee 1905. July 17 Same subject. There is no objection to the permission being granted. 596
Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira July 17 Same subject. Permission is requested for Captain Ginter to replace Captain Berlinskiof the Lena. 596
39 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee July 20 Alleged violation of the Red Cross convention. Incloses report in regard to the incident. 618
210 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira July 24 Same subject. His No. 39 has been sent to the ambassador for transmission to the Russian Government. 619
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hioki July 27 Neutrality of the United States. Permission is asked for Lieutenant Bertenson of the interned Russian cruiser Aurora to return to Russia. 597
Mr. Hioki to Mr. Adee do Same subject. There is no objection to replace Captain Berlinski of the Lena by Captain Ginter. 597
Same to same July 28 Same subject. There is no objection to permission being granted to Lieutenant Bertenson to return to Russia. 598
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hioki July 29 Same subject. Permission is asked for several Russian officers to return to Russia. 598
42 Mr. Hioki to Mr. Adee do Alleged violation of the Red Cross convention. Submits papers relating to another incident of. 619
Mr. Hioki to Mr. Adee July 29 Same subject. The incident is brought to the notice of the United States as one of the signatories of the Geneva and Haene conventions. 620
Same to same July 31 Neutrality of the United States. There is no objection to permission being given to the Russian officers, referred to in Department’s note of the 29th instant, to return to Russia. 598
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hioki Aug. 8 Same subject. The above information has been telegraphed to Manila. 599
49 Mr. Hioki to Mr. Adee Sept. 18 Exchange of prisoners of war. Japanese proposal for. 603
216 Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira Sept. 19 Same subject. The above proposal has been telegraphed to the embassy at St. Petersburg for transmission to the Russian Government. 603
51 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee Sept. 20 Same subject. It is intended to carry out the Japanese proposal soon after ratification of the treaty of peace. 604
Mr. Adee to Mr. Takahira Sept. 21 Neutrality of the United States. Gives names of officers permitted to return to Russia. 599
217 Same to same Sept. 23 Exchange of prisoners of war. His No. 51 has been telegraphed to the embassy at St. Petersburg for transmission to the Russian Government. 604
218 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Takahira Sept. 26 Same subject. Russian proposal to remit sentence of imprisonment imposed upon Japanese prisoners of war if Japan will reciprocate. 604
55 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Adee Sept. 29 Same subject. Similar arrangements had already been made by the Japanese Government. 605
219 Mr. Root to Mr. Takahira Oct. 2 Same subject. Russia accepts the proposal of Japan in regard to exchange of prisoners. 605
61 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root Oct. 14 Treaty of peace with Russia. Requests that the American embassy at St. Petersburg inform the Russian Government of the ratification of by Japan. 820
224 Mr. Koot to Mr. Takahira Oct. 16 Same subject. The notice oi ratmcation has been given to the Russian Government, as requested. 821
62 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root do Same subject. Gives notice of the ratification of the treaty of peace by Russia. 823
Emperor Mutsuhito tc President Roosevelt (telegram). Oct. 18 Same subject. Expresses appreciation of the services of the President in the cause of peace. 823
President Roosevelt to Emperor Mutsuhito. Oct. 20 Same subject. Thanks for expression of appreciation. 824
65 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root do Exchange of prisoners of war. Arrangements made for by the Japanese Government. 606
67 Same to same Oct. 27 Alleged violation of the Geneva and Hague conventions. Incloses report of another incident. 621
Same to same Oct. 31 Exchange of prisoners of war. The Japanese Government will soon begin to deliver Russian prisoners. 607
68 Same to same do Same subject. Requests good offices to secure the delivery of prisoners at Harbin and Irkutsk before the winter is too advanced. 607
230 Mr. Root to Mr. Takahira Nov. 1 Same subject. Russian proposal in regard to the exchange of prisoners at the seat of war. 608
72 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root Nov. 4 Same subject. The Japanese Government accepts the above Russian proposal. 608
[Page XCV]231 Mr. Root to Mr. Takahira 1905. Nov. 6 Alleged violation of the Geneva and Hague conventions. Acknowledges receipt of his No. 67. 623
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Takahira. Nov. 8 Exchange of prisoners of war. Arrangement in regard to clothing for Japanese prisoners. 609
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root Nov. 9 Status of treaties entered into by Sweden and Norway and iplomatic and consular relations of those countries with other powers. Asks information in regard to. 867
Mr. Root to Mr. Takahira Nov. 10 Same subject. Gives views of the Government of the United States on the subject. 867
76 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root Do Exclusion of Japanese from Vladivostok. Requests good offices to secure rescission of the order of. 623
235 Mr. Root to Mr. Takahira Nov. 11 Same subject, rne above note nas been telegraphed with suitable instructions to the ambassador at St. Petersburg. 624
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Takahira Nov. 21 Exchange of prisoners. Russian arrangement for delivery of prisoners at Wirballen. 609
79B Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root Nov. 23 Japanese supervision over Korean foreign and administrative affairs. Incloses text of agreement between Korea and Japan. 612
237 Mr. Root to Mr. Takahira Nov. 24 Same subject. Informs him of the withdrawal of the American legation from Korea. 613
Mr. Root to Mr. Griscom (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 614
Mr. Takahira to Mr. Root Nov. 27 Same subject. Appreciation of the Japanese Government of the action of the United States Government in withdrawing the legation from Korea. 614
82 Mr. Takamra to Mr. Root Nov. 28 Same subject. Advises tne uepartment ot tne establishment of a Japanese residency-general at Seoul. 614
346 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Nov. 30 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to the withdrawal of the American legation from Korea. 615
86 Mr. Hioki to Mr. Root Dec. 11 Exchange of prisoners of war. Requests the Department to ascertain whether the necessary instructions regarding the surrender of Japanese prisoners at the theater of war have been given by the Russian Government. 609
Same to same Dec. 12 Withdrawal of the Korean legation and consulates from the United States announced. 616
243 Mr. Root to Mr. Hioki Dec. 19 Exchange of prisoners of war. Mr. Hioki’s No. 86 hasbeen sent to the embassy at St. Petersburg for transmission to the Russian Government. 610
Same to same Dec. 21 Japanese supervision over Korean foreign affairs. Incloses copy of a note to Mr. Min Yeung-Tchan, Korean minister at Paris, indicating this government’s attiude relating to. 616

korea.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
902 Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay 1905. May 30 Japanese supervision over Korean affairs. Incloses text of agreement between Korea and Japan. 625
Mr. Yun Chung Kim to Mr. Peirce. July 5 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 18
9 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root July 31 Japanese supervision over Korean affairs. Incloses copy of regulations of the military administration in Korea. 626
11 Same to same Aug. 16 Same subject. Incloses agreement between Japan and Korea relating to the coast trade of Korea. 630
14 Same to same Aug. 28 Same subject. Reports that the Korean maritime customs will be placed under the Korean ministry of finance, controlledby a Japanese subject. 628
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 17 Same subject. Reports that a programme has been laid before the Korean Emperor which includes complete assumption of Korean affairs by Japan. 628
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 18 Same subject. Reports complete assumption of Korean affairs by Japan. 628
Mr. Root to Mr. Morgan (telegram). Nov. 24 Withdrawal of the American legation from Korea. Instructs him to withdraw from Korea. 631
18 Mr. Root to Mr. Yun Chung Kim. do Same subject. Informs him of the withdrawal of the American legation from Korea. 632
[Page XCVI] Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root (telegram). 1905. Nov. 28 Same subject. Reports that he has informed the Korean Government of his withdrawal from Korea. 632
41 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root Dec. 6 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office, the American consuls in Korea and the American legation at Tokyo. 632
Mr. Yun Chung Kim to Mr. Root. Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports the transfer of the Korean legation to the Japanese legation at Washington. 633
19 Mr. Root to Mr. Yun Chung Kim. do Same subject. Acknowledges the above note and expresses appreciation of sentiments expressed therein. 634
Mr. Root to Mr. Min Yeung-Tchan. Dec. 19 Japanese supervision over Korean affairs. States the attitude of the United States on the subject. 629

liberia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
115 Mr. Lyon to Mr. Root 1905. July 13 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 18

luxemburg.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Declaration between the United States and Luxemburg. 1905. Mar. 15 For the protection of trade-marks. Text 635
31 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Peirce July 7 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 19

mexico.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1210 Mr. Hay to Mr. Clayton 1905. Jan. 18 Murder of J. B. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, and Enoch Woodworth. Report of status of case requested. 637
2647 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Jan. 31 Same subject. Foreign office has been asked status of. 637
1220 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Clayton. Feb. 1 Depredations of Yaqui Indians. Incloses letter from Mr. Beach F. Rhodus requesting that the Mexican Government be requested to adopt measures to restrain. 639
130 M. de Azpiroz to Mr. Hay Mar. 11 Disinfection of vessels in Mexico by United States medical officers. Requests proper measures be taken and that he be advised of the decision. 649
Mr. Adee to Mr. Clayton (telegram). Mar. 14 Depredations of Yaqui Indians. General manager Yaqui Copper Company represents that Yaqui Indians at Santo Niño, Sonora, are threatening massacre of Americans. Bring matter to attention of Mexican Government. 639
Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 16 Same subject. Reports that local authorities will be advised of fears of Yaqui Copper Company of Indian depredations. 639
2708 Same to same do Same subject. Reports interview witn Mr. Mariscal and gives Mr. Mariscal’s views. 640
2711 Same to same Mar. 18 Same subject. Incloses copy and translation of note from Mr. Mariscal and copy of report from governor of State of Sonora. 641
1256 Mr. Adee to Mr. Clayton Mar. 21 Same subject. Report of facts of the case requested. 643
2723 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay Mar. 22 Samesubject. Incloses note from Minister Mariscal, stating he has always furnished escort for employees of the Santo Niño concern when remiested and he will continue to do so. 644
Treaty between the United States and certain American powers. Mar. 21 For the arbitration of pecuniary claims. Text 650
President Roosevelt to President Diaz. do Death of Ambassador Manual De Azpiroz, and removal of his remains to Mexico. For my countrymen and in my own name I offer heartfelt condolence upon the death of Ambassador Azpíroz. 654
144 Mr. Gamboa to Mr. Adee Mar. 25 Same subject. Expresses gratitude for condolence. 654
[Page XCVII]145 Mr. Gamboa to Mr. Adee 1905. Mar. 27 Same subject. Expresses thanks to President Roosevelt for the use of the cruiser Columbia to convey to the border the body of the deceased ambassador. 654
1262 Mr. Adee to Mr. Clayton Mar. 28 Depredations of Yaqui Indians. Action approved. Press for due protection for Americans in Sonora. 644
587 Mr. Adee to Mr. Gamboa do Death of Ambassador Manuel De Azpíroz, of Mexico, and removal of his remains to Mexico. Detail of United States cruiser Columbia to convey remains to Mexico. Gives probable date of departure. 655
Mr. Adee to Mr. Clayton (telegram). Mar. 30 Monetary law of Mexico. Date on which law will go into effect requested. 655
Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Samesubject. Promulgated25th instant, operative May 1 next. 656
2736 Same to same do Same subject. Inclosed copy and translation of the law. 656
594 Mr. Adee to Mr. Gamboa Apr. 3 Disinfection of vessels in Mexico by United States medical officers. Ambassador’s note and inclosure sent to Treasury for information of surgeon-general of the public health and marine-hospital service. 650
2805 Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay May 22 Murder of J. B. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, and Enoch Wood worth. Incloses copy and translation of note from foreign office and report from governor of Sonora, showing the proceedings. 637
36 Mr. Conger to Mr. Peirce July 7 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 19
Mr. Gamboa to Mr. Root July 18 Abolition of the “Free Zone” of Mexico. In taking this action the Mexican Government considered the representations of the Government of the United States in regard to the frauds committed against it under cover of exemptions from the payment of duties by virtue of that institution. 658
Department of State to Mexican Embassy. July 19 Same subject. Expresses gratification for the friendly motives which actuated the Mexican Government in taking this step. 658
89 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Root Sept. 21 Message of the President of Mexico to the Mexican Congress. Extracts. 658
115 Same to same Oct. 19 Contravention of the extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico by the governors of Texas and Tamaulipas. Arrest and provisional detention of Chas. Luna. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 660
63 Mr. Root to Mr. McCreery. Nov. 2 Same subject. Copy of correspondence will be furnished to the governor of Texas for his information. 661
125 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Root Nov. 4 Depredations of the Yaqui Indians. Complaint by the president of the Mina Grande Mining and MillingCompany that the property and employees are not given proper protection by the Mexican Government. 644
Mr. Root to Mr. Casasus Nov. 11 Same subject. Giving extracts from letters from American citizens for the information of the Mexican Government 646
127 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Root do Same subject. Inclosed note from Mr. Mariscal stating that the company had not made application to him or to the commander of the military district. 646
Mr. Casasue to Mr. Root Nov. 14 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt ot Department’s note of Nov. 11, 1905. 647
66 Mr. Root to Mr. McCreery do Contravention of extradition treaty. Arrest and provisional detention of Charles Luna. Incloses communication from the governor of Texas explaining his course in that and other similar rases 647
67 Same to same Nov. 15 Depredations of Yaqui Indians. Asks whether the company is under American or Mexican incorporation. 648
143 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Root Dec. 2 Same subject. Reports the arrival of a band of Yaqui Indians under guard en route to the Yucatan peninsula. 648
156 Same to same Dec. 15 Contravention of extradition treaty. Complaint of Mexican Government against the governor of Texas for making direct application to the governor of Tamaulipas for the arrest and provisional detention of Charles Luna. 662
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montenegro.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
80 Mr. Adee to Mr. Jackson 1905. Apr. 1 Presentation of credentials by the first American minister to the Prince of Montenegro. Advises him of his appointment as minister. 664
8 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Aug. 22 Proclamation oi a constitutional government in Montenegro announced, 666
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 31 Presentation ot credentials reported 664
16 Same to same Nov. 28 Same subject. Report details of 664
23 Same to same Dec. 26 Proclamation ot a constitutional government. Gives full account of. 666

morocco.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
25 Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Loomis 1905. June 5 Moroccan conference. Incloses an invitation of the Moroccan Government to a conference of the powers to consider reforms in the Empire. 668
33 Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Root July 17 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 20
36 Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Peirce. July 22 Moroccan conference. Reports the names of the governments which have accepted the invitation to the conference. 670
Mr. Adee to Mr. Gummeré (telegram). July 29 Same subject. The United States will take part in the conference. 670
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Adee July 31 Same subject. Incloses his note to the foreign office giving the above information. 671
38 Same to same Aug. 1 Same subject. Reports that Portugal has accepted the invitation to the conference. 671
47 Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Root Sept. 26 Arrest of the servant of a native protégé reported. 684
51 Same to same Oct. 20 Same subject. Gives further details, and reports action taken. 685
17 Mr. Root to Mr. Gummeré Oct. 23 Same subiect. Approves his action 686
53 Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Root Oct. 27 Moroccan conference. Reports that the Sultan has given his assent to the programme of the conference and to the proposition to hold the conference at Algeciras. 674
19 Mr. Root to Mr. Gummeré Nov. 10 Same subject. Incloses copies of the Franco-German agreement. 676
20 Same to same Nov. 17 Same subject. Informs him of his appointment as delegate to the conference. 676
Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 19 Same subject. It is proposed to hold the conference on December 15. 677
59 Same to same Nov. 24 Arrest of the servant of a native protégé. Reports release of the man and settlement of the case. 686
Mr. Root to Messrs. White and Gummeré. Nov. 28 Moroccan conference. Instructions 678
Mr. Root to Mr. White do Same subject. Supplementary instructions 680
Mr. Root to Mr. Gummeé do Same subject. Incloses commission 683
22 Same to same Dec. 15 Arrest of the servant of a native protégé. Acquiesces in the settlement of the case. 688

netherlands.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
790 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay 1904. Oct. 3 Japanese house tax. The arbitration between France, Germany, Great Britain, and Japan will begin November 21, 1904. 692
800 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Hay Nov. 2 Same subject. Reports names of the agents appointed by France, Germany, and Great Britain. 692
836 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay Jan. 25 Rights of corporations. Incloses copy of a treaty between the Netherlands and Greece defining the. 689
843 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Hay Feb. 11 Hague Peace Conference of 1899. Incloses a list of the ratifications of, by the powers. 690
886 Same to same May 25 Japanese house tax. Quotes the sentence of the arbitration tribunal. 692
901 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay June 30 Arbitration treaties between the Netherlands and Denmark, France, and Great Britain. Incloses texts. 693
Baron de Tuyll to Mr. Peirce. July 3 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 20
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nicaragua, costa rica, and salvador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
613 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Merry 1905. Jan. 13 Concessions granted by Nicaragua. It is represented to the Department that American citizens are seriously injured by reason of. Gives details. 695
1009 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Jan. 28 Same subject. Representations will be made to the Nicaraguan Government. Discusses the subiect. 698
1028 Same to same Mar. 23 Settlement of the claim of P. S. R. Hugo Farrington against Salvador reported. 702
Mr. Adee to Mr. Merry Apr. 3 Same subject. Expresses gratification at the settlement of the above claim. 702
1040 Mr. Merry to Mr. Loomis. Apr. 27 Concessions granted by Nicaragua. Incloses the reply of the Nicaraguan Government to his representations. 699
1044 Same to same May 12 Mosquito Reserve. Incloses treaty between Great Britain and Nicaragua relating to. 702
1045 Same to same do Abolishment of the tree port of San Juan del Norte. Incloses treaty between Great Britain and Nicaragua relating to. 704
President Zelaya to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 21
Mr. Altamirano to Mr. Peirce (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 21
Mr. Aguilar to Mr. Peirce (telegram). July 3 Same subject and tenor 11
President Escalon to President Roosevelt (telegram) do Same subject and tenor 23
1072 Mr. Merry to Mr. Adee Aug. 21 Concessions granted by Nicaragua. Reports improvement in the commercial conditions of Nicaragua. 701
1115 Mr. Merry to Mr. Root Dec. 5 Immigration law of Nicaragua transmitted 704

panama.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
91 Mr. Barrett to Hay 1905. Jan. 24 Sanitary conditions on the Isthmus of Panama. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to the treaty stipulations on the question of proper sanitation. 706
92 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses his note to the foreign representatives in Panama in regard to yellow fever. 707
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Barrett (telegram). Apr. 7 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Instructs him to ask the Government of Panama whether American representatives may exercise their good offices in behalf of Chinese subiects. 708
131 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Hay Apr. 17 Same subject. Permission asked for in above telegram has been granted. 708
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 28 Difficulty between the police of Panama and Jamaican canal laborers. Reports that a clash occurred between 200 waterworks laborers and 50 policemen, and that a number of them were wounded. 709
139 Same to same May 8 Same subject. Incloses correspondence explaining the difficulty. 709
Treaty between the United States and Panama. May 12 For the extradition of criminals. Text 713
10 Mr. Sands to Mr. Loomis June 10 Difficulty between the police of Panama and Jamaican canal laborers. The Government of Panama is making improvements in the efficiency of the police force. 712
President Guerreros to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 21
21 Señor de Obaldia to Mr. Peirce. do Same subject and tenor 21
21 Mr. Magoon to Mr. Root Nov. 10 Attitude of the United States toward Panama in its internal affairs. Incloses a memorial from the Liberal party in Panama asking intervention by the United States in order to secure an honest election. 716
19 Mr. Root to Mr. Magoon Dec. 4 Same subject. Discusses the relations between the United States and Panama and states that the United States stands in an attitude of perfect impartiality and will do nothing to help either the party in power or the party of opposition. 719
[Page C]24 Mr. Magoon to Mr. Root 1905. Dec. 18 Same subject. Above instruction has been communicated to the Government of Panama. 720
Mr. Root to Mr. Magoon (telegram). do Same subject. Department’s No. 19 may be communicated to the Liberal party as an answer to their memorial. 721

persia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
98 Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 9 Murder of the Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree. Incloses correspondence and reports details of the arrangements made to bring the case to a satisfactory conclusion. 722
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Pearson (telegram) Jan. 11 Same subject. Instructs him to inform Consul Norton to return to his post. 727
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 6 Same subject. Reports that Consul Norton has protested against the terms of the settlement. Six of the accomplices have been condemned to imprisonment. 727
Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson (telegram). Feb. 7 Same subject. Consul Norton’s special functions ceased upon receipt of Department’s telegram of the 11th ultimo. 727
113 Mr. Pearson to Mr. Hay Apr. 20 Same subject. Incloses correspondence showing the dissatisfaction of the missionaries with the terms of the settlement and requests precise instructions. 728
115 Same to same Apr. 29 Same subject. Incloses a letter from Dr. I. P. Cochran urging a modification of the agreement. 731
56 Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson June 23 Same subject. The Department agrees with his views, and, being familiar with all the facts, he should be able to handle the case for the best protection of the American missionaries. 731
Mr. Pearson to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 4 Same subject. Reports that unless protection of the American Government is guaranteed to the Persian witnesses in the Labaree case they will refuse to testify. 732
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Pearson (telegram). do Same subject. No effective guaranty of protection can be given to Persian subjects by this Government. Instructs him to demand effective protection of the Persian witnesses from the Persian Government. 732
121 Mr. Pearson to Mr. Root Oct. 7 Same subject. Reports that he anticipated Department’s telegram of the 4th instant and had asked for protection for the witnesses, and that such protection will be given. 732
62 Mr. Root to Mr. Pearson Nov. 6 Same subject. Commends his attitude in the case. 734

peru.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1119 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay 1905. May 17 Citizenship of Chinese born in Hawaii. Reports that a Chinaman giving his name as Chung Dai Yau has asked for a passport, claiming that he was born in Hawaii. Asks what evidence of personal identification and proof of American citizenship is required to admit him to the United States. 735
360 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Dudley June 30 Same subject. Authorizes him to issue a passport to Chung Dai Yau. 736
President Pardo to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 21
13 Mr. Calderon to Mr. Peirce. July 4 Same subject and tenor 22
1151 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Root Aug. 1 Message of the President of Peru. Extract 737
1213 Mr. Neill to Mr. Root Dec. 4 Treaty of commerce and customs regulations between. Bolivia and Peru. Incloses text. 738
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portugal.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
129 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay 1905. Feb. 21 Territorial integrity of China. The Portuguese Government is in accord with the policy of the United States. 4
162 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Peirce July 5 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 22
197 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Root Dec. 28 Commercial treaty between Portugal and Switzerland. Incloses text. 740

roumania.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
199 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root July 22 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 22

russia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). 1905. Jan. 4 Contraband of war. Prize-court decisions. Instructs him to ascertain status of the Calchas, and if appeal of Russian procurer against decisions of Vladivostok prize court did not extend to cargo, to find out what was done with merchandise declared noncontraband. 742
Mr. Adee to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Jan. 5 Same subject. Asks whether appeals in case of the Arabia and the Calchas should be filed at St. Petersburg or at Vladivostok, and whether Mr. Berline has received powers of attorney sufficient to effect anneals. 742
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 6 Same subject. States that the Calchas was liberated, as well as 1,712 tons cargo; that certain flour, cotton, and timber was seized, while pieces of electric machinery were held over; that he had telegraphed for information regarding whereabouts of liberated cargo. 742
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Asks that formal statement that Department has been unable to communicate direct with Vladivostok be sent him as evidence to assist in postponement of cases. 743
Russian embassy to Department of State. do Alleged violation of article 27 of The Hague protocol of 1899. States that, according to General Stoessel, Japanese army bombarding Port Arthur directed fire against hospitals, wounding and killing certain inmates. Russia made formal protest through French Government. 754
Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Jan. 7 Contraband or war. Prize-court decisions. . Delay in appeal cases not due to laches of Department or American claimants, but to misunderstanding in regard to procedure, difficulty in communicating with Vladivostok, and refusal of Russian consuls to transmit powers of attorney. Department hopes all American claimants will be given opportunity to be heard on the merits of cases. 743
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 7 Same subject. Appeal in case of the Arabia.. Mr. Berline should be furnished with sworn statement that the Department was unable to communicate directly with Vladivostok, which caused delay, and similar statements from owners of the vessel sworn to before a Russian consul. 744
The Department of State to the Russian embassy. do Alleged violation of article 27 of The Hague protocol of 1899. Acknowledges embassy’s memorandum of Jan. 6 relative to bombardment of hospitals at Port Arthur by Japanese, and takes due notice of protest. 755
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 11 Contraband of war. Prize-court decisions. Case of the Arabia. Sworn statements from owners only of the cargo, relating to facts stated in Department’s telegram of 7th instant, required for formal presentation to the admiralty court. 744
177 Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick. Jan. 13 Same subject. Controverts Count Lamsdorff’s position that articles of dual use consigned to an open port of a belligerent are liable to seizure on account of possible ultimate destination to military or naval forces and that coal and cotton are absolutely contraband of war. 744
[Page CII] Count Cassini to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 13 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Infringement by China, on account of Japanese pressure, alleged. Instances cited and requital threatened. 757
253 Mr. Hay to Count Cassini Jan. 17 Same subject. States that the United States minister in China has been informed of the Russian complaint of transgression of neutrality by China with instructions to bring the matter to the attention of the government. Both China and Japan have affirmed observance of neutrality. 758
Count Cassini to Mr. Hay Jan. 18 Same subject. Reiterates complaints made in his note of January 13, calling especial attention to the Ryeshitelni incident. 758
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 21 Contraband of war. Prize-court decisions. States 748 that dossiers from “Vladivostok, upon which decisions of admiralty court were based, contain detailed information and asks whether he should forward translations. 748
Mr. Loomis to Mr. McCormick (telegram). do same subject instructs him to forward translations of dossiers mentioned in his telegram of this date. 748
210 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Incloses decisions rendered by council of the admiralty in cases of steamers Tea, Arabia, and Allanton, appealed from Vladivostok prize court. 753
254 Mr. Hay to Count Cassini Jan. 23 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Emphasizes desire of the United States for strict maintenance of China’s neutrality, but affirms that the United States does not find it expedient to take an individual course in the matter of conserving neutrality, and suggests that the questions involved be considered in a conference of the powers. 759
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Reports conflict of military with crowds of workingmen and others in St. Petersburg, in which a number were killed and wounded. States that much socialistic literature is circulated among workingmen, and that great discontent exists in the large towns. 762
Mr. Hay to Count Cassini Jan. 24 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Transmits reply of Chinese Government to whose notice the complaint of Russia in regard to transgression of neutrality was brought by the United States minister. 760
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay Jan. 25 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Extensive socialist propaganda has been carried on for years, and much literature distributed throughout Russia An outbreak at Moscow is expected. 763
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 28 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Requests to be informed whether affidavits mentioned in his telegram of January 11 have been forwarded. 749
211 Same to same Feb. 6 Same subject. Appeal in case of the Arabia. Refers to his telegram of January 7, and says that affidavits therein mentioned have not been received and that therefore owners of cargo may not be able to obtain a rehearing. 749
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Feb. 14 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Instructs him to ask Russian Government what action it will take in case of three officers of the Lena who broke their parole toward the end of January and are said to have reported to the admirality in St. Petersburg. 786
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 17 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Assassination of Grand Duke Sergius reported. 763
Mr. Hay to Mr. McCormick (telegram). Feb. 18 Same subject. Instructs him to convey expression of condolence. 763
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 21 Neutrality of the united states in the war between Russia and Japan. Quotes to him the parole formerly given by the three officers of the Lena who left San Francisco to the commandant of the navy-yard there to the effect that they would not leave without permission of the President. 786
187 Same to same Feb. 24 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Referring to his 211 incloses letter from Messrs. Butler, Notman, and Myaderse stating that they forwarded affidavit for appeal in Arabia case January 10. 749
[Page CIII] Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Feb. 27 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Reports that the military authorities imposed upon the three officers of the Lena who broke their parole a penalty of loss in grade of promotion and instructed them to return to San Francisco immediately, and states that Admiral Evelan requests that no restriction or restraint be imposed upon them by the United States. 786
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. Instructs him to express appreciation of this government of the action taken in regard to the officers who broke their parole, and says that no discrimination will be made against them by the United States. 787
Count Cassini to Mr. Hay Mar. 2 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Calls attention to renewed activity of Hunghutses in Mongolia and provinces bordering on Manchuria, and emphasizes danger of same. States that Russia will continue to keep military operations restricted to proper sphere if the powers will force China and Japan to do the same and avoid bringing the war into the provinces east of Mongolia. 761
Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay Mar. 4 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Incloses translations of the manifesto issued by the Emperor February 18, calling on the people of Russia to support the government, and of his rescript of the same date, addressed to the minister of the interior, authorizing him to preside over a body of representatives of the people summoned to carry out reforms. 764
3 Mr. Adee to Mr. Mayer Mar. 31 Removal of the Russian discriminatory tariff duties on American goods. Instructs him to urge the Imperial Government to restore the full benefits of most favored nation tariff treatment to all imports from the United States. 801
4 Mr. Loomis to Meyer Apr. 4 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Appeals in the Colchas case. Incloses for Mr. Berline copy of letter from Messrs. Ralston & Siddons giving list of papers and letters in the matter sent to him. 749
5 Same to same do Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Incloses copy of note from Japanese minister calling attention to alleged wrongful treatment of Japanese prisoners in Russia, and instructs him to communicate it to the minister of foreign affairs. 795
10 Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer Apr. 8 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Referring to Department’s telegram of February 11, quotes telegram from commandant at Mare Island Navy-Yard to the effect that Midshipman Kyra Dinyan had reported and again given parole not to leave. 787
Count Cassini to Mr. Loomis Apr. 10 Same subject. Permission for Commander Berlinsky of the Lena to take leave on account of health requested. 787
Mr. Loomis to Count Cassini. Apr. 11 Same subject. It is competent for the President to accept parole of Commander Berlinsky for residence or travel in the United States, but permission for him to leave this country will have to be obtained from Japan. 787
Count Cassini to Mr. Loomis Apr. 12 Same subject. Russian Government considers approval of the United States and Russia sufficient in case of Commander Berlinsky’s furlough, and is opposed to asking permission of Japan. 788
Mr. Loomis to Count Cassini Apr. 13 Same subject. States that Japanese Government has no objection to Commander Berlinsky’s going to Europe. 789
Same to same do Same subject. Does not agree with him that the United States has the original and exclusive right to tranfer the place of internment to the territory of a third power, but states that under the permission already given by Japan, the President grants the furlough requested. 789
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 17 Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. States that the vice-consul at Moscow reports to effect that Japanese prisoners are well treated. 796
[Page CIV]7 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay 1905. Apr. 17 Removal of Russian discriminatory tariff duties on American goods. Incloses copy of note to Russian Government sent by him in accordance with Department’s No. 3 of Mar. 31. 802
16 Same to same Apr. 28 Same subject. Reports interview with Mr. Timiryazeff, assistant to the minister of finances, in regard to establishment of full benefit of most-favored-nation tariff treatment, especial reference being made to petroleum products. 803
18 Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer May 1 Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Transmits request of Japanese Government for the exercise by him of good offices to obtain release of noncombatant prisoners. 796
CountCassini to Mr. Loomis May 4 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Requests that four months’ leave be granted Commander Rytchagow, of the Leana, on account of ill health. 789
23 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay May 5 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Reports issuance of imperial ukase granting remission of arrears amounting to 75,000,000 roubles due the government on loans to peasants from 1857 to birth of Tsarevitch. 765
24 Same to same do Same subject. Reports issuance April 30 of imperial ukase granting religious freedom to all Russian sects except Jews. 767
263 Mr. Loomis to Count Cassini May 10 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Leave of absence with permission to depart from the United States allowed Commander Rytchagow of the Lena, with consent of Japan. 790
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 17 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Reports issuance May 17 of imperial ukase granting to Poles right to elect nobles, to rent and purchase land, and to use Polish language more freely. 768
33 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Meyer May 26 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Instructs him to forward text of decision of the admiralty in Calchas case. 750
Same to same (telegram) June 8 Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Transmits dispatch of the President in which he urges peace negotiations and offers services in arranging preliminaries as to time and place. 807
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 12 Same subject. Transmits reply of Russian Government to President’s dispatch of June 8 that there is no objection in principle to proposed peace negotiations. 810
The Department of State to the Russian embassy. June 15 Neutrality of China in the war between Russia and Japan. Quotes reply of Chineses foreign office to the accusation by Russia of breach of neutrality. 761
68 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay June 16 Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Transmits French text and translation into English of Russia’s note of acceptance of the President’s invitation of June 8. 811
Mr. Meyer to the President (telegram). June 18 Same subject. Quotes note from Count Lamsdorff to effect that the Emperor agrees to Washington as a place of conference for the peace plenipotentiaries. 811
Count Cassini to Mr. Loomis. June 19 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. States that the ship Kostroma has been ordered to go to Manila to convey the wounded or sick officers and sailors from the vessels of Admiral Enquist to Russia and asks that the latter be allowed to go on parole. 790
267 Mr. Hay to Count Cassini June 22 Same subject. States that orders have been sent to the United States naval authorities in the Philippines in accordance with the request in the above note from him of June 19. 791
Mr. Hay to Mr. Meyer (telegram). June 23 Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Instructs him to ask that Russia send names of probable plenipotentiaries to the President and that they be instructed to conclude a treaty of peace. 812
Same to same (telegram) June 24 Same subject. In accordance with request of Japan, asks whether Russia will agree that the plenipotentiaries meet in Washington during first ten days of August. 813
[Page CV] Mr. Peirce to Mr. Meyer (telegram). 1905. June 26 Same subject. States that Japan has been informed of Russia’s consent to have the meeting held in the first ten days of August, and that Japanese envoys will probably be Baron Komura and Mr. Takahira. The President hopes they will be here by August 1. 813
43 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Meyer June 27 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Instructs him to request Russian Government to make compensation to the Standard Oil Co. for seizure and destruction of a cargo of petroleum shipped on the English S. S. Oldhamia. 750
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 28 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia Arrival at Odessa reported of Russian battleship Kniaz Potemkin and a torpedo boat, the officers having been murdered. Bombardment of town threatened. 769
89 Same to same June 29 Same subject. Strike at Lodz and conflict between workingmen and troops reported. 769
93 Same to same do Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Tsar proposes appointing as first plenipotentiary Mr. Nelidoff, Russian ambassador at Paris. 813
94 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copy of note from Count Lamsdorff to effect that, while consenting that the plenipotentiaries meet in the first ten days in August, the Emperor rinds this date rather distant. 814
98 Same to same do Same subject. States that M. Nelidoff might not be able to serve as plenipotentiary on account of ill health, but that in such case he would be replaced by a man of equal importance. Asks whether there would be objection to a third plenipotentiary. 814
45 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Meyer June 30 Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Transmits copy of note from Japanese minister requesting use of his good offices with Russian Government for release of three Japanese merchants captured in northern Korea. 796
Count Cassini to Mr. Peirce (telegram). July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay, Condolences. 23
99 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Hay do Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Incloses letter from Count Lamsdorff, stating nomination of Count Mouravieff as plenipotentiary in the place of M. Nelidoff, also appointment of Baron Rosen, and saying that the government reserves right to nominate special delegates. 815
The President to Mr. Meyer (telegram). do Same subject. States that on following Monday he will announce appointment of plenipotentiaries, with power to negotiate treaty subject to ratification by home governments. 815
Mr. Meyer to the Secretary of State (telegram). July 2 Same subject. Proposed action of President, as stated in foregoing telegram of July 1, approved by Count Lamsdorff, who promised to send names of five special delegates same evening. 816
103 Same to same July 3 Same subject. Names of Russian special delegates communicated. 816
109 Mr. Meyer to the Secretaty of State (telegram). July 6 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Trouble at Odessa and mutiny on the battle ship Potemkin. Official account transmitted. 769
50 Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer July 10 Removal of Russian discriminatory tariff duties on American goods. Instructs him, in case of failure to have discriminations removed, to sound Russian Government as to willingness to enter into a commercial agreement on basis of section 3 of the tariff act of 1897. 804
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). July 11 Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. States that plenipotentiary and delegates will sail August 9, but reports illness of Mouravieff. 819
Same to same (telegram) do Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Assassination of Count Souvaloff, chief of police, at Moscow, reported. 773
48 Same to same July 13 Same subject. Reports project for a representative imperial assembly, drawn up by Mr. Bulygin, minister of the interior. 773
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports appointment of Admiral Birileff, minister of marine, to reorganize the navy. 775
[Page CVI] Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). 1905. July 13 Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Appointment of M. Witte as plenipotentiary in place of Mouravieff reported. 819
Same to same (telegram) July 18 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Advises that Standard Oil Co. bring suit immediately against Russian Government. Power of attorney should be legalized by a Russian consul. 750
Same to same (telegram) do Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Russian Government requests permission for Captain Ginter to replace Captain Berlinsky, of the Lena. 791
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). July 19 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Asks whether Russia has brought, or will bring. Oldhamia case before prize court. 750
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Reports that prize crew was put on Oldhamia May 21. 751
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him that if the Russians seized and destroyed the Oldhamia and cargo and refuse to bring the case before a prize court he should urge the claim, and that if prize proceedings have been begun he should notify Department. 751
4 Mr. Adee to Baron Rosen do Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. States that Japanese Government does not object to leave being granted Lieutenant Speshnoff of the interned Russian transport Lena. 791
Baron Rosen to Mr. Adee do Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. States that Russian delegation will sail from Cherbourg July 26. Customary courtesies requested. 819
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). July 21 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. States proper procedure in case Russian commander fails to give notice of capture to prize court. Embassy can not act as party to proceedings, but is bringing diplomatic pressure. 751
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). July 25 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Berlinsky permitted to delay departure for America thirty days. 792
Baron Rosen to Mr. Adee (telegram). July 26 Same subject. Requests that Sublieutenant Bertenson of the cruiser Aurora be allowed to return to Russia on parole. 792
133 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root do Removal of Russian discriminatory tariff duties on American goods. Reports efforts toward a commercial agreement based on section 3 of tariff act of 1897. 805
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). July 27 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Standard Oil Co. has cabled power of attorney to Berline and wishes ambassador to hand papers to him. 751
Baron Rosen to Mr. Root (telegram). do Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. States that Imperial Government proposes to appoint Mr. Barstch to command of cruiser Aurora, at Manila, to replace Captain Iegorieff. 792
58 Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer July 28 Same subject. Transmits, for Russian Government report of a board of medical survey upon Lieutenant Speshnoff of the Lena, who was allowed to go to Russia. 792
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). July 29 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Reported that shells were found aboard the Oldhamia. 752
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). do Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Permission granted for replacement of Captain Berlinsky by Captain Ginter. 793
5 Mr. Adee to Baron Rosen do Same subject. States that Navy Department has been requested to take steps toward granting leave to Sublieutenant Bertenson of the Aurora, to leave Manila on parole. 793
62 Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer Aug. 1 Alleged violation of article 27 of The Hague protocol of 1899. Incloses, for communication to Russian Government, copy of note from Japanese chargé d’affaires regarding an infraction of article 23 of regulations respecting the laws and customs of war on land, annexed to The Hague convention of 1899, alleged to have been committed by a Russian officer. 755
Mr. Adee to Baron Rosen Aug. 2 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Permission for leave granted to two lieutenants and three sublieutenants of Russian navy, in Philippines, subject to medical examination. 793
[Page CVII] Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). 1905. Aug. 12 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Reports that orders were given that the revised project for a national assembly be presented to the Emperor for ratification. 775
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 18 Same subject. Transmits provisions being considered for national assembly. 775
Baron Rosen to Mr. Loomis. Aug. 23 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Prolongation of leave of Commander Rytchagow requested. 794
7 Mr. Loomis to Baron Rosen. Aug. 26 Same subject. Four months’ extra leave for Commander Rytchagow granted. 794
M. Witte to the President Sept. 9 Removal of Russian discriminatory tariff duties on American goods. Announces order of the Emperor for discontinuance of discrimination. 806
Russian embassy to the President. Sept. 13 Proposal for a second international peace conferance at The Hague. Invites the United States to participate. Questions arising out of recent war to be discussed. 828
205 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root Sept. 15 Removal of Russian discriminatory tariff duties on American goods. Incloses note from Count Lamsdorff notifying embassy of the order of the Emperor for discontinuance of discrimination. 806
Mr. Adee to Baron Rosen Sept. 21 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. States that certain named officers of Russian interned war vessels at. Manila were granted leave on parole. 794
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Sept. 22 Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Instructs him to inform Russia that Japan will carry out exchange of prisoners soon after ratification of treaty. 797
84 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Eddy Sept. 25 Contraband of war. Prize court decisions. Incloses for presentation to Russian Government copies of memorial of the Portland and Asiatic Steamship Co., for losses occasioned by seizure of the S. S. Arabia chartered by them. 752
217 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root do Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Reports that exchange can not probably be arranged for before October 7. Reciprocal remittance of punishment of insubordinate prisoners. 797
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 30 Same subject. Japanese proposal for exchange accepted in principle by the Russian Government. 798
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Oct. 1 Same subject. Proposal of Japanese Government for reciprocal remittance of punishment of insubordinate prisoners. Japan inquires as to place of exchange. 798
Baron Rosen to Mr. Root Oct. 5 Proposal for a second international peace conference at The Hague. Incloses text of communication from Russia to representatives of South American governments with whom she has no diplomatic relations. 828
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Sept. 19 Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Communicates Japanese proposal for exchange, to be presented to Russian Government. 797
Mr. Root to Baron Rosen Oct. 12 Same subject. Incloses memorandum communicating reply of the President to the message of the Tsar. 829
Mr. Root to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Oct. 14 Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Announcement of ratification of treaty by Japanese Emperor, to be presented to the Russian foreign office October 15. 821
222 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root Oct. 16 Same subject. Presentation to Russian Government of notice of ratification by Japan reported; also ratification by Russian Emperor announced. 822
Baron Rosen to Mr. Root Oct. 19 Same subject. Expresses Emperor’s satisfaction at reestablishment of peace and appreciation of the President’s efforts toward that end. 823
The Department of State to Baron Rosen. Oct. 20 Same subject. Reply to Emperor’s message contained in foregoing memorandum of October 19. 824
Mr. Root to Mr. Meyer (telegram). do Protection of Japanese interests in Russia. Instructs him to continue friendly offices pending reestablishment of Japanese legation. 830
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 23 Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Reports appointment by Japan of Colonel Kikutaro Oi as commissioner to receive Japanese prisoners. Wirballen understood to be the place of delivery. Japan will deliver at Yokohama, Kobe, and Nagasaki. 798
[Page CVIII]231 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root 1905. Oct. 27 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Reports extensive railroad strike throughout Russia and stoppage of trains. St. Petersburg under martial law. 775
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 28 Same subject. Situation unchanged. No rioting in St. Petersburg. 776
Mr. Root to Mr. Eddy (telegram). Oct. 29 Same subject. Instructs him to protect American citizens by all means possible; to give shelter at the embassy and charter a vessel to fly the American flag if necessary. 776
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 30 Same subject. Reports that a constitutional government would be proclaimed that night, together with special grants of civil liberty; franchise to be extended to all classes. Witte to be prime minister. 776
Mr. Root to Baron Rosen do Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. States that the Lena has left Mare Island and will sail from San Francisco October 29. 794
240 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root Oct. 31 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Gives text of imperial manifest of October 17, granting civil liberty, extension of franchise, and increase of power of the Douma. 777
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Names of new cabinet ministers given. 777
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). do Treatment of prisoners of war, their release and exchange. Arrangement for sending prisoners out via Wirballen, and for exchanging those held at seat of war Numbers given. 799
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 1 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. No change in situation in St. Petersburg; continued rioting. Elsewhere laborers returning to work. 778
Mr. Root to Baron Rosen Nov. 2 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Reported from Philippines that vessels Jemtchug, Aurora, and Oleg have left. 795
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). do Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Reports that situation is improving and that strike will end the next day. In Finland situation serious. 778
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that departments of army, navy, and the imperial domain will not come under jurisdiction of new parliament. Political prisoners to be released. Grave situation at Odessa. 778
92 Mr. Root to Mr. Eddy do Treatment of prisoners of war, their release, and exchange. Incloses copy of note from Japanese legation. 799
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 3 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Disturbances in St. Petersburg apparently over, and believes railway operation will be shortly resumed. 778
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 5 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Conflicts between Jews and Russians and between Poles and the Russian army. 779
251 Same to same Nov. 6 Same subject. Railway strike, its beginning and end. 779
Mr. Root to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Nov. 7 Prisoners of war, exchange of 800
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 11 Exclusion of Japanese from Vladivostok. Discrimination against Japanese; asks good offices. 832
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 12 Same subject. Reports that restriction against the Japanese has been removed. 832
Mr. Root to Baron Rosen Nov. 13 Neutrality of the United States in the war between Russia and Japan. Departure of the Lena from the Mare Island Navy-Yard. 795
93 Mr. Root to Mr. Eddy do Same subject. Good conduct of the officers and crew of the interned Russian armed transport Lena. 795
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). do Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Proclamation issued suspending the operation of the new constitution in Poland. 781
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 15 Same subject. Strike 782
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Strike of 100,000 laborers in St. Petersburg instituted to-day. 782
277 Same to same Nov. 17 Same subject. Incloses manifest granting peasants facilities to pay arrears due for land. 782
279 Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root Nov. 18 Contraband of war. Incloses note from the foreign office relating to the seizure of the steamship Arabia. 752
[Page CIX] Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). 1905. Nov. 21 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Proclamation diminishing peasants’ payments on land. 783
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). do Prisoners of war. Reports Japanese prisoners of war will reach Wirballen on December 15 in three trains. 800
Mr. Root to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Nov. 22 Treatment of Jews in Russia. Requests report of Jews killed, wounded, sick, and destitute. 831
Mr. Eddy to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 25 Same subject. Report of Jews killed, wounded, and destitute. 831
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 26 Same subject. Report of Jews killed, wounded, and destitute. 831
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 29 Same subject. No more information in regard to condition of Jews. 831
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 1 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Strikers and employers have reached an agreement. New election laws. 783
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 4 Same subject. Telegraph operators strike. Riots reported. 783
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 5 Contraband of war. Protest of Mr. Berline in regard to neutral goods cargo of the Knight Commander is allowed. 754
Mr. Root to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Dec. 13 Prisoners of war. Asks if instructions for the surrender of Japanese prisoners held in Manchuria have been issued to Russian military authorities. 800
341 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root do Negotiations for peace between Japan and Russia. Incloses copies of treaty of peace concluded at Portsmouth September 5, 1905. 824
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 18 Prisoners of war. Reports that all Japanese prisoners were delivered at Wirballen to Colonel Oi, 15th instant. 800
Mr. Root to Mr. Meyer (telegram). Dec. 23 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Asks if any practicable measures can be taken for the protection of Americans in the event of further disturbances. 784
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root (telegram). Dec. 25 Same subject. Suggests consuls be provided with funds, and presence of war ships for protection of Americans. 784
372 Same to same Dec. 26 Same subject. Conditions in Moscow serious, struggle continuing, but fighting somewhat abated. 784
Russian Embassy to Department of State. Dec. 28 Alleged violation of article 27 of The Hague protocol of 1899. Requests laws and treaties on the rights of belligerents toward each other and the rights and duties of neutrals in time of maritime war. 755
379 Mr. Meyer to Mr. Root Dec. 28 Labor troubles and political reforms in Russia. Strike. Shops closed. Collisions between troops and laborers. 785
Mr. Root to Baron Rosen Dec. 29 Withdrawal of the American legation from Seoul and the Korean legation from Washington. Treaty relations with Korea remain in full force. 832
Mr. Adee to Mr. Meyer 1906. Jan. 11 Alleged violation of article 27 of The Hague protocol of 1899. Incloses list of laws and treaties on the rights of belligerents toward each other; the rights and duties of neutrals in time of maritime war. 755

servia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
78 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root 1905. July 10 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 23

siam.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
225 Mr. King to Mr. Hay 1905. Mar. 30 Treaty between France and Siam for the delimitation of the boundary between French and Siamese territory and for the establishment of a system of jurisdiction. Text. 833
226 Same to same do Treaty between Denmark and Siam for the establishment of a system of jurisdiction. Text. 839
227 Same to same Mar. 31 Abolition of gambling houses and slavery in Siam. The American missionaries have been a potent factor in bringing about this decree. 841
[Page CX]233 Mr. King to Mr. Hay 1905. Apr. 21 Same subject. Incloses copy of decree abolishing debt slavery in the Kingdom. 843
135 Mr. Loomis to Mr. King May 20 Same subject. Good offices of the Department tendered. 844
Siamese minister to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 2 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 23
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Root (telegram). Aug. 10 Boycott of American goods by Chinese in Siam. Reports that Bangkok Chinese telegraphed to their agents at Singapore and Hongkong not to ship any more American goods to Siam. 844
248 Mr. King to Mr. Root Nov. 28 Same subject. Though nominally still in force it is in fact about dead. Influence of America in Siam is daily improving. 845

spain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Pastor to Mr. Hay 1905. June 1 Attempt on the life of the King of Spain, in Paris, by anarchist reported. 846
President Roosevelt to King Alfonso (telegram). do Same subject. Congratulations 846
President Roosevelt to President Loubet (telegram). do Same subject. Congratulations 846
20 Mr. Collier to Mr. Peirce July 3 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolence. 23
25 Mr. Collier to Mr. Root July 26 Swindle practiced on American citizens reported. 846
26 Same to same July 28 Same subject. Asks instructions 849
Mr. Pastor to Mr. Root Aug. 1 Moroccan conference. The Government of Spain will take part in the conference. 671
192 Mr. Adee to Mr. Pastor Aug. 8 Same subject. The United States Government will take part in the conference. 672
16 Mr. Adee to Mr. Collier Aug. 21 Swindle practiced on American citizens has been before Department for fifteen years. Public has been warned. Few of sufferers are able or willing to go to Spain to testify. 849
43 Mr. Winthrop to Mr. Root Oct. 7 Measures taken for the attraction of foreign visitors to Spain. Incloses copy and translation of royal decree with that view. 850
53 Mr. Collier to Mr. Root Nov. 20 Moroccan conference. Invitation to the United States Government to attend. 677
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 4 Same subject. Postponed until first week in January. 683
Mr. Pastor to Mr. Root Dec. 30 Same subject. Postponed. 683

sweden and norway.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Treaty between the United States and Norway. 1905. Apr. 6 Amending the extradition treaty of June 7, 1893, between the two countries, text. 852
Mr. Graves to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 7 Dissolution of the union between the Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. Cabinet authorized by Storthing to conduct administration of the Kingdom of Norway with regent authority. King Oscar asked to designate a member of the Bernadotte dynasty to ascend the throne of Norway. 853
15 Same to same June 21 Same subject. Incloses copy of King’s speech delivered at opening of the extra session of the Riksdag. 854
18 Mr. Graves to Mr. Root July 8 Death of the Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences 24
Mr. Hauge to Mr. Root July 12 Dissolution of the union between the Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. Brief history of the union. 854
Mr. Hauge to Mr. Adee July 27 Same subject. Incloses translations of letter to King Oscar from Norwegian Government, of a resolution passed by the Storthing and an address from the Storthing to King Oscar. 857
Same to same Aug. 10 Same subject. Incloses parliamentary document No. 66 (1904–5). 859
Same to same Aug. 18 Same subject. Referendum vote on the question of the dissolution of the union with Sweden. 861
30 Mr. Graves to Mr. Root Oct. 18 Same subject. Reports the special session of the Swedish Riksdag adjourned to-day. Incloses King Oscar’s address. 863
[Page CXI] Legation of Sweden and Norway to the Department of State. 1905. Oct. 27 Same subject. The King has recognized Norway as entirely separated from Sweden and renounced the crown of Norway for himself and house. 864
Mr. Lövland to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 29 Same subject official relations with the united States desired. Asks recognition of Mr. Ch. Hauge as chargé d’affaires ad interim. 864
Department of State to the Legation of Sweden and Norway. Oct. 30 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of memorandum of October 27, 1905. 864
Mr. Root to Mr. Lövland (telegram). do Same subject. Recognition of Mr. Ch. Hauge as chargé d’affaires of Norway. 865
Mr. Lövland to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 1 Same subject. Hauge ordered to Washington as chargé d’affaires. 865
Mr. Root to Mr. Lövland (telegram). Nov. 4 Same subject. Recalling of present envoy, so far as Norway is concerned, suggested to facilitate reception of Mr. Hauge. 865
Mr. Lövland to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 6 Same subject. Letters of recall of Mr. Grip not necessary. 865
362 Mr. Root to Mr. Grip Nov. 8 Same subject. Calls for new letters of credence 866
Mr. Hauge to Mr. Root Nov. 10 Same subject. All Swedish and Norwegian vice-consuls advised to act for Norway. 867
Mr. Grip to Mr. Root Nov. 13 Same subject. Law promulgated by the King for the abrogation of the act of dissolution of the union. 869
Same to same do Same subject. Reports change of title of King 869
Same to same do Same subject. New letters of credence not required to establish representation of Norway. 869
364 Mr Root to Mr. Grip do Same subject. New letters of credence. Concurs in above views. 870
Mr. Root to Mr. Lövland (telegram). do Same subject. Mr. Graves shall continue to act for Norway. 870
Same to same do Same subject. Is it agreeable that consuls act under present exequaturs?
Mr. Root to Mr. Graves (telegram). do Same subject. Mr. Graves will act for Norway without new credentials. 871
35 Mr. Graves to Mr. Root Nov. 14 Same subject. Incloses copy of note to Norwegian minister of foreign affairs. 871
Mr. Lövland to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 16 Same subject. New exequaturs for United States consular representatives not required. 871
Mr. Hauge to Mr. Root Nov. 18 Same subject. Prince Charles of Denmark elected King of Norway by the Storthing. 872
Mr. Grip to Mr. Root Nov. 20 Same subject. Responsibility for treaties, agreements, etc., entered into jointly by Sweden and Norway. 872
36 Mr. Graves to Mr. Root Nov. 20 Same subject. Result of plebiscite 873
367 Mr. Root to Mr. Grip Dec. 4 Same subject. Norway not liable for treaties entered into jointly with Sweden, but Sweden regards them in full force. 873
Mr. Root to Mr. Graves (telegram). do Same subject. Congratulations to King Haakon. 873
Mr. Hauge to Mr. Root Dec. 7 Same subject. Responsibility for agreements, treaties, etc. 873

switzerland.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Vogel to Mr. Peirce 1905 July 3 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 24

turkey.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
950 Mr. Jay to Mr. Hay 1904. Nov. 29 Restrictions upon the sale of the Bible. Reports difficulties encountered by the American Bible Society in the sale of Bibles, and actions taken by him. 898
953 Same to same Dec. 13 Same subject. Reports further restrictions 899
745 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jay 1905. Jan. 3 Same subject. Approves his course 900
969 Mr. Jay to Mr. Hay Jan. 5 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office informing him of an order prohibiting the colportage of religious books in Turkey, and his protest against this action. 901
973 Same to same Jan. 11 Display of foreign flags over private establishments. Requests instructions relating to. 875
[Page CXII]757 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Jay 1905. Feb. 1 Same subject. Incloses papers indicating Department’s views on the subject. 875
761 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jay Feb. 7 Restrictions on the sale of Bibles. Approves views expressed in his No. 969. 905
997 Mr. Jay to Mr. Hay Feb. 23 Same subject. No further cases of interference have been reported. 905
1031 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay Apr. 6 Proposed increase of customs duties in Turkey reported. 876
1036 Same to same Apr. 12 Restrictions on the sale of the Bible. Incloses copy of his protest and the reply of the British embassy to the Sublime Porte in regard to. 906
810 Mr. Adee to Mr. Leishman. Apr. 27 Proposed increase of customs duties. Authorizes him to consent thereto upon condition of adjustment of pending questions. 877
1070 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay. May 22 Cretan Claims Commission’s awards transmitted. 880
1074 Same to same May 27 Establishment of petroleum depots in Turkey. Incloses a note from the foreign office informing him of the, and his protest. 878
839 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman. June 9 Right of foreign corporations to own real estate in Turkey. Requests report on. 880
845 Same to same June 21 Establishment of petroleum depots. Approves his course. 879
1092 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay June 27 Right of foreign corporations to own real estate. Incloses report on. 881
Chekib Bey to Mr. Loomis. July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 25
1103 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root. July 12 Arrest of the dragoman of the American legation. Reports the incident and the action taken by him. 881
Chekib Bey to Mr. Adee (telegram). July 22 Attempt on the life of the Sultan. Transmits two telegrams from the Sublime Porte reporting. 883
President Roosevelt to the Sultan of Turkey (telegram). do Same subject. Congratulates him upon his escape. 883
Mr. Adee to Mr. Leishman. Aug. 2 Arrest of the dragoman of the legation. Expresses gratification at the prompt closing of the incident. 882
877 Same to same Aug. 14 Detention of American typewriting machines in Turkey. Incloses letter from J. B. Hammond and requests investigation and report. 883
1145 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root. Sept. 4 Extraterritorial rights. Trial of Charles Vartanian and Hoohanes Afarian. Reports arrest of Vartanian and refusal of the Turkish authorities to surrender him to the American consulate. 885
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 6 Same subject and tenor 887
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Sept. 7 Same subject. Approves his actions and instructs him to demand a stay of proceedings. 887
1160 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root. Sept. 13 Same subject. Above telegram has been complied with. 888
1154 Same to same Sept. 14 Detention of American typewriting machines. Reports facts in the case. 884
1163 Same to same Sept. 22 Trial of Vartanian and Afarian. Forwards the report of the consul-general, and discusses the case. 891
1171 Same to same Oct. 9 Restrictions on the sale of the Bible. The embargo placed upon several colporteurs has not as vet been raised. 907
915 Mr. Root to Mr. Leishman Oct. 19 Extraterritorial rights. The present moment seems most opportune for the two governments to convene upon an accommodation of their differences in regard to jurisdiction. 892
1179 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root Oct. 20 Detention of American typewriting machines. Reports adjustment of the difficulty. 884
1180 Same to same do Trial of Vartanian and Afarian. Incloses copy of his protest against the trial and conviction of the two American citizens. 894
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 26 Same subject. Reports that Vartanian has again been condemned to death and immediate execution is insisted upon by the Turkish courts. 895
Mr. Root to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. If the Turkish Government should carry out the sentence immediately, it would be impracticable for the Government of the United States to make friendly overtures for an adjustment of the differences between the two governments in regard to jurisdiction. 896
1184 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root do Same subject. Incloses copy of his protest against the execution of Vartanian. 896
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 31 Same subject. Reports postponement of the execution of Vartanian. 897
[Page CXIII]1191 Mr. Leishman to Mr. Root 1905. Nov. 4 Restrictions upon the sale of the Bible. Incloses correspondence with the Sublime Porte tending toward a satisfactory adjustment of the matter. 909
930 Mr. Root to Mr. Leishman Nov. 11 Same subject. Instructs him to continue to press the matter toward an adjustment of the question. 910
931 Same to same do Trial of Vartanian and Afarian. Approves his note of protest against the execution of Vartanian. 897
943 Same to same Nov. 24 Restrictions upon the sale of the Bible. Approves his note to the Sublime Porte as reported in his No. 1191. 911

uruguay and paraguay.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
British Ambassador to the Secretary of State (memorandum). 1905. Apr. 12 Seizure of the Canadian schooner Agnes G. Donahoe by Uruguay. Gives particulars in regard to. 912
277 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Finch Apr. 14 Same subject. Instructs to extend good offices unofficially. 913
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 17 Same subject. Use all proper endeavors for peaceable settlement. 913
819 Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay May 15 Same subject, will be decided to-morrow 914
Mr. Diaz to Mr. Peirce July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 25
Mr. O Brien to Mr. Root (telegram). July 11 Seizure of Canadian schooner Agnes G. Donahoe. Will be decided leniently. 914
14 Same to same do Same subject. Good offices extended 914
4 Mr. Adee to Mr. O’Brien July 21 Same subject. Incloses copies of official correspondence. 915
Mr. Durand to Mr. Adee Aug. 13 Same subject. Judgment delivered 915
9 Mr. Adee to Mr. O’Brien Aug. 14 Same subject. Commends action 916
Mr. Adee to Mr. O’Brien Aug. 15 Same subject. Instructed, to use good, offices 916
Mr. Adee to Mr. Durand do Same subject. Good offices extended 916
20 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root Aug. 23 Same subject. Incloses decree of court of second instance reversing the decision of the court of the first instance. 917
29 Same to same Sept. 30 Same subject. Incloses copy of order issued 9th instant, releasing the Agnes G. Donahoe. 917

venezuela.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
173 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen 1904. Jan. 22 Settlement of arbitrated claims. Instructs him to insist upon prompt payment to claimants under the Hancox and other claims of the commission of 1890. 1003
246 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Feb. .1 Same subject. Refers to foregoing instruction as a “reprimand,” and says that President Castro has promised to pay claims without delay. 1004
180 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen Feb. 19 Same subject. Informs him that there was no warrant for assuming that Mr. Loomis’s instruction of Jan. 22 was intended as a reprimand. 1004
265 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Mar. 5 Same subject. Complaint of creditor nations that 30 per cent of revenues of La Guaira and Puerto Cabello had not been paid them. Considers that Venezuela should agree to pay a minimum of 5,400,000 bolivars annually, and incloses draft of a statement to that effect which he proposes that Venezuela should agree to. As an alternative Belgian officials might be put in charge of custom-houses. 1005
190 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen Mar. 28 Same subject. Approves suggestions in foregoing dispatch, and instructs him to advise Department of total amount of awards rendered in favor of Great Britain, Germany, and Italy, and amounts paid thereon; also amount of awards to each creditor nation and time necessary to pay same on the 30 per cent basis. 1006
270 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Mar. 30 Same subject. Incloses statements showing amounts paid to representative of the Bank of England during year ended Feb. 29, 1904, and total income of Venezuela during 1903, and comments on same. Thinks another year will be required for payment of allied powers. 1007
[Page CXIV]403 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay 1904. Apr. 16 Rights of New York and Bermudez Company. States that there was greater injustice exercised toward this company than toward the French Cable Company, in that property of former was seized. Refusal of President Castro to grant audiences to diplomatic representatives. 919
286 Same to same May 14 Settlement of arbitrated claims. Incloses copies of inquiry of Venezuelan executive as to whether he was the authorized agent of the parties interested, and of his reply thereto. 1009
293 Same to same May 28 Same subject. Diplomatic representatives of Germany, Great Britain, and Italy have arranged to have the monthly installments of 30 per cent of the customs revenues of La Guaira and Puerto Cabello paid to them directly. 1010
Same to same (telegram) June 14 Suit against the New York and Bermudez Company. Threat of suit by Government unless the company should pay $10,000,000. He advised the manager to refuse the payment and to carry the matter to the courts. 919
300 Same to same June 25 Same subject and tenor. Threat of President to seize company’s property and bring suit on ground that it gave aid to Matos rebels, and is using lands which do not belong to it. 919
210 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen July 19 Same subject. Department wishes to be kept advised in the matter. 920
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 22 Same subject. Embargo placed on Bermudez Lake by Venezuelan Government. Advises that United States bring pressure by war ships at La Guaira and seize custom-house. 920
Same to same July 24 Rights of New York and Bermudez Company. Reports that Venezuelan war vessel Bolivar started yesterday to take possession of Bermudez Lake. Thinks American fleet should seize La Guaira and Puerto Cabello to insure rights of company. 921
309 Same to same do Same subject and purport. Also sends copy of libel and of protest of company’s manager. Proceedings were ex parte. Gives instances of alleged oppression of other foreign corporations. 921
Mr. Adee to Mr. Bowen (telegram). July 25 Same subject. Directs, him to advise Venezuelan Government, if facts are as reported, that the United States protests. 925
Same to same (telegram) July 26 Same subject and purport. Also directs him to report on facts and law and proceedings in the case, and to ask Venezuelan Government to defer proceedings pending investigation by the Department. 925
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 30 Same subject. States that he protested as instructed, and gives substance of Venezuela’s complaint. Reports lake was seized on July 27. Answer to complaint must be made Aug. 2 and proofs furnished Aug. 12. Haste made to avoid interference. 925
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Aug. 1 Same subject. Instructs him to protest orally and in writing against summary proceedings of the Venezuelan Government, dispossessing the New York and Bermudez of its property without any hearing and directly in the government’s interest, and to notify the Venezuelan Government of grave concern with which the United States Government will regard any illegal action against the American company. 926
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 3 Same subject. Reports that he has protested orally and in writing. Object of Venezuela is to recover from foreigners the amount due them on claims. 926
213 Mr. Adee to Mr. Bowen do Same subject. Incloses copy of letter from Messrs. Nicoll, Anable, and Lindsay, requesting that he should be instructed to confer with counsel of the New York and Bermudez Company. 926
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Superintendent of Bermudez Company said to be imprisoned. Mr. Bowen will protest and request immediate release. 927
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 6 Same subject. Release of superintendent announced. 927
[Page CXV]310 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay 1904. Aug. 7 Same subject. Incloses law papers and correspondence in the matter, gives details as to seizure of company’s property, and states that Garner, the Venezuelan custodian, is working the property and making arrangements to send the asphalt to company’s rivals in the United States. States Castro’s unjust intentions toward foreign residents and says force will be needed to oppose him. 928
Mr. Adee to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Aug. 15 Same subject. States that the Department has carefully examined the complaint of the Venezuelan Government on which the New York and Bermudez company was dispossessed of Bermudez Lake, and finds, quite apart from any question of illegality, no substantial justification for such seizure, which appears irregular and wholly unnecessary, and the complaint wholly disregards the titles obtained under Venezuelan mining laws and by purchase. Instructs him to request Venezuelan Government to restore lake to Bermudez Company, pending judicial decision, as seizure appears unwarranted. 937
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 18 Same subject. He has requested return of property to Bermudez Company. Mr. Bowen is informed that the President of Venezuela wishes him to be recalled. 938
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 20 Same subject. Venezuela refuses to return property to company, and maintains that diplomatic intervention can be resorted to only after decision of court in the matter. 938
Same to same Aug. 21 Same subject. Incloses copies of papers and correspondence in the case, comprising notes to and from the foreign office, in which the minister for foreign affairs states that he firmly hopes that the Government of the United States will recommend to the company that it should betake itself in defense of its rights to the courts of this country; also protest of Mr. Wright. 938
Mr. Adee to Mr. Bowen Aug. 29 Same subject. Directs him to request Venezuelan Government to instruct their consul at Philadelphia to authenticate papers for Bermudez Company necessary for use in Venezuelan courts. 942
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Sept. 4 Same subject. Venezuelan soldiers at Bermudez Lake. Explanation of minister of foreign affairs of his denial that they were in possession. 942
218 Mr. Adee to Mr. Bowen Sept. 10 Same subject. Incloses affidavits in the case of the New York and Bermudez Company v. Venezuela authenticated by the Venezuelan consul at Philadelphia, and instructs him to request Government to permit them to be filed as if within proper time. 943
219 Same to same Sept. 13 Same subject. Refusal of Venezuelan consul at Philadelphia to certify papers. Incloses copies of affidavit and of letter from the vice-president of the company in the matter. 943
326 Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Hay. Sept. 17 Same subject. Incloses sworn statements of five employees of the company in regard to their treatment by the Government receiver and being compelled to work at the point of the bayonet. 943
222 Mr. Adee to Mr. Hutchinson. Sept. 26 Same subject. States facts showing the injustice of the seizure by Venezuela of Bermudez Lake. Quotes the decree of the Venezuelan Government of July 17, 1900, stating that the New York and Bermudez Company had fulfilled up to date the engagements and obligations of the contract of which it is concessionary, and that therefore the contract was in full force and effect. Also states that when President Crespo attempted on January 4, 1898, arbitrarily to terminate the Hamilton concession, he expressly reserved the rights of the company under its mining titles. Directs him to read this instruction to the minister of foreign relations. 947
328 Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Hay do Same subject. States that the affidavits inclosed in Department’s No. 218 arrived in time for presentation in due course of procedure. 950
[Page CXVI]329 Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Hay 1904. Sept. 26 Same subject. States that he will bring the matter referred to in Department’s 219 to the attention of the minister of foreign relations. 950
332 Same to same Sept. 27 Same subject. Suit brought by Venezuela against the company for giving pecuniary aid to the Matos revolution. Incloses letter from the managing director of the company and affidavits in the matter. Considers the evidence insufficient. 950
341 Same to same Oct. 14 Same subject. Decision of the court against the company confirming action of Venezuelan Government in taking the property. Incloses copy of letter from the managing director of the company and of decision, and comments on errors in the latter. The company has entered appeal. 960
349 Same to same Oct. 29 Same subject. Reports two conferences with minister for foreign affairs reviewing: the case. 962
350 Same to same Nov. 5 Same subject. Interference by Venezuela with cable messages sent by the Bermudez Company. 967
360 Same to same Nov. 20 Same subject. Incloses correspondence relating to the matter; states reasons for action given by the Venezuelan authorities and criticises same. 968
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hutchinson (telegram). Nov. 21 Same subject. Instructs him to use strenuous good offices with government to speed prompt and impartial and final decision of the asphalt case. 971
Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 26 Same subject. The Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs is giving out notice that the Department has given in to Venezuela in the matter of the sequestration. This he has denied. 971
368 Same to same do Same subject. Gives substance of two conversations with the minister of foreign affairs, reviewing the case and urging a prompt and final decision. He stated that the United States had not given in with regard to the removal of the receivers, but reserved the point. Incloses affidavit of Philip Scott, claiming that he was ill treated, arrested, and subsequently expelled from the company’s property, where he had gone as the agent of the company. The minister for foreign affairs denied these allegations and branded them as lies. 972
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hutchinson (telegram). do Same subject. Removal of receiver. States that Department’s request in the matter is consistent with its demand of a prompt and fair trial. 976
369 Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Hay. Nov. 27 Same subject. Incloses note to minister of foreign affairs in compliance with Department’s telegram of the 26th instant. 976
372 Same to same Dec. 10 Same subject. Further correspondence with minister of foreign affairs. 977
378 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay 1905 Jan. 6 Settlement of arbitrated claims, and proposal for arbitration of pending questions. Venezuelan plan for paying off British and German bondholders. Mr. Bowen’s proposition of arbitration submitted to Venezuelan Government and reply thereto. 1010
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 7 Same subject. Agreement of President to pay 5,000,000 bolivars annually to allied and peace powers and same sum to bondholders. States that President is willing to have pending diplomatic questions with the United States arbitrated, and will probably make same agreement with other powers. 1012
Mr Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. Agreement proposed in foregoing telegram for payment of creditor nations approved by the President; also suggestion for arbitration, except as to contractual claims. Department will cable bases of protocol for arbitration of disputed claims. 1013
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 11 Same subject, Suggestions for provisions of protocol. Advisability of showing readiness to resort to force. 1013
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen Jan. 12 Arbitration of pending questions. Gives text of protocol for settlement of questions between Venezuela and New York and Bermudez, and instructs him to insist on immediate restoration of property. 1014
[Page CXVII]232 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen 1905. Jan. 13 Settlement of arbitrated claims. Instructs him to report, in detail, on progress made in payment of creditor nations, and time needed for completion; also as to facts which would justify the United States in having her officials put in charge of Venezuelan custom-houses, whether the Venezuelan Government has in good faith collected and paid over the full 30 per cent of all the revenues of La Guayra and Puerto Cabello, and whether any considerable portion of the revenues of those ports has been diverted by the creation of new ports of entry. 1015
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports presentation of the protocol with the demand of immediate restoration of the property of the asphalt company. 1016
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Jan. 16 Same subject. Instructs him to report what other cases besides the asphalt company’s, the Crutchfield, Jaurett, and Olcott cases there are for arbitration. 1017
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 17 Same subject. Reports that the negotiations must be begun anew on account of the resignation of the minister for foreign affairs. 1017
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 19 Same subject. Reports that the President of Venezuela will not submit the Bermudez case to arbitration, and that the discussions are considered as ended. 1017
234 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen Jan. 20 Same subject. Department is not disposed to enter into a general arbitration treaty covering all future controversies with Venezuela. After the settlement of questions pending between the United states and Venezuela, either diplomatically or by arbitration, the Department will be ready to take into consideration the subject negotiating a general arbitration treaty. 1018
383 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Jan. 22 Same subject. Reports that the Venezuelan Government is evading the provisions of the Washington protocols by not paying 30 per cent of all duties collected at La Guaira and Puerto Cabello; by reducing the customs receipts at those two ports by the creation of new ports of entry; that President Castro’s policy, if not interfered with, will continue to reduce the amounts paid yearly; that no arrangements have been made to pay the British and German bondholders, and that President Castro refuses to pay the award to Belgium. 1018
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 27 Same subject. Reports that the Venezuelan Government was astounded at the receipt of the Bermudez case protocol. 1020
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Jan. 28 Same subject. Instructs him to endeavor to have the Venezuelan Government agree to the arbitration of the Bermudez, Critchfield, Jaurett, and Olcott cases. 1020
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject. Reports that he has asked the Venezuelan Government to agree to the arbitration of above-mentioned cases. 1020
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Bowen (telegram). do Same subject. Department can not agree to submit to any tribunal to decide whether any question is diplomatic or not. 1021
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 1 Same subject. Requests further instructions 1021
Mr Loomis to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Feb. 2 Same subject. Mr. Bowen may use his discretion about communicating this Government’s position to the Venezuelan Government. 1022
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. The President of Venezuela declines to arbitrate the four cases. 1022
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 3 Same subject. The President of Venezuela asks for a general treaty of arbitration. 1022
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). do Same subject. The above proposal can not be accepted. 1022
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 5 Same subject. Reports that the telegrams of the Venezuelan chargé at Washington are at variance with his instructions. 1023
385 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office and confirms telegrams. 1023
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Feb. 6 Same subject. The Venezuelan chargé was told that a general arbitration treaty would be unacceptable. 1025
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. Reports that Venezuela is fortifying mountain passes to the coast. 1026
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. Instructs to take no further action at present. 1025
[Page CXVIII] Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1905. Feb. 15 Sequestration of Bermudez Company’s property confirmed to-day by the court. 978
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 20 Charges against Assistant Secretary of State Loomis. Reports rumors of bribery. 978
Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Feb. 24 Same subject. He should deny such reports or confirm them. 978
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 25 Same subject. Offers a transfer to Mr. Bowen 979
Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Qualifies his telegram of the 20th. 979
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Prefers to remain at Caracas 979
388 Same to same Mar. 4 Arbitration of pending questions. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office. The rumor that the mountain passes are being fortified and that preparations for war with the United States are being made now known to be untrue. 1026
242 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen Mar. 10 Same subject. No general treaty of arbitration to be made until pending questions settled. Diplomatic nature of disputes not to be settled by arbitration. Refusal of Venezuela to agree to arbitration of pending questions may compel United States to “resort to more vigorous measures.” 1027
391 Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Mar. 19 Same subject. Reports sending Department’s No. 242 to the minister of foreign affairs, and incloses accompanying note. 1028
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 20 Same subject and purport. Reports that Dutch chargé d’affaires has cabled advising coercive measures. 1028
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 23 Same subject. Venezuelan Government, in answer to Department’s No. 242, of the 10th instant, denies it has any pending questions with the United States; asks whether the latter respects Venezuelan courts; refuses to reconsider Olcott award. Answer final. 1029
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 25 Same subject. Reports that Señor Paul cabled Venezuelan President that Government of the United States will not answer Mr. Bowen, or will give conciliatory instructions. 1029
394 Same to same Apr. 2 Same subject. Incloses copy of answer of Venezuelan Government to Department’s No. 242 of March 10. 1029
274 Same to same Apr. 16 Settlement of arbitrated claims. Extra duties imposed by Venezuela on imports and exports since signing of protocols. Incloses copy of argument submitted by him to Venezuelan Government that in view of these changes a guarantee of payment of 5,400,000 bolivars annually to creditor nations should be made. 1008
Mr. Adee to Mr. Bowen (telegram). Apr. 29 Charges against Assistant Secretary of State Loomis. Instructs him to return to Washington. 979
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hutchinson. May 22 Rights of New York and Bermudez Company. Inquires whether there has been any recent decision in the case. 980
Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 24 Same subject. Court of first instance gave decision against company preceding Saturday, annulling Hamilton concession. Case will be appealed. 980
418 Same to same May 27 Same subject. Incloses copy of decision 980
423 Same to same June 7 Message of President Castro to Venezuelan Congress. Copy inclosed. 1037
Same to same (telegram) June 20 Rights of New York and Bermudez Company. Reports that court of first instance overrules company’s exceptions as to incompetency of court and defect in form of demand in revolutionary case. 987
432 Same to same June 22 Same subject. Incloses copy of decision referred to in preceding telegram. 987
434 Same to same do Same subject. Publication by El Constitucional, the government newspaper, of correspondence between foreign office and United States legation. 988
Mr. Veloz-Goiticoa to Mr. Loomis. July 1 Death of Secretary of State John Hay. Condolences. 25
444 Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Adee. July 8 Rights of New York and Bermudez Company. Same purport as his No. 434. 989
[Page CXIX] Mr. Russell to the Acting Secretary of State. 1905. July 25 Relations between Colombia and Venezuela. Request for the good offices of the United States in advocating the principle of the free navigation of rivers common to neighboring countries. Incloses copy of note to him from Colombian minister of foreign relations, presenting complaints of his government against Venezuela 1030
Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Root Aug. 2 Rights of the New York and Bermudez Company. Final decision in case expected this month. 989
Mr. Adee to Mr. Russell Aug. 4 Relations between Colombia and Venezuela. Instructs to express to the Venezuelan Government the desire of this government to see the principle of free navigation of rivers adopted. 1035
Mr. Hutchinson to Mr. Root (telegram). Aug. 8 Rights of the New York and Bermudez Company. Reports that the order of the lower court has been confirmed. 989
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that the Bermudez Company has filed protest. 989
468 Same to same Aug. 13 Same subject. Confirms in detail above telegrams. 990
Mr. Root to Mr. Russell (telegram). Oct. 18 Settlement of pending questions. Expresses hope that the questions may be settled without having recourse to the alternatives contemplated in Department’s No. 242, of March 10, 1905. 1000
Mr. Russell to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 20 Same subject. Asks further instructions 1001
24 Same to same Oct. 29 Suit against the Bermudez Company. Reports appointment of appraisers to assess damages against the company. 101
19 Mr. Root to Mr. Russell Nov. 10 Same subject. Instructs him to urge upon the Venezuelan Government a treatment of the situation as being due to that sense of justice which should control the action of a great and powerful government. 1002
28 Mr. Russell to Mr. Root Nov. 12 Relations between Colombia and Venezuela. Reports arrival of the confidential agent of Colombia. 1036
22 Mr. Root to Mr. Russell Nov. 28 Same subject. The occasion seems to be propitious for discreet compliance with Department’s instruction of Aug. 4, 1905. 1036
33 Mr. Russell to Mr. Root Dec. 10 Same subject. Reports renewal of diplomatic relations between Colombia and Venezuela. 1036
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