List of papers, with subjects of correspondence

circulars.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Circulars 1905. Nov. 7 Jamestown celebration. Exposition and naval review to commemorate the tricentenary of Jamestown. Invitation to foreign governments to participate in the. 1
do 1906. Oct. 9 Same subject. Refers to circular of Nov. 7 and incloses for delivery invitation to be represented by suitable exhibits. 2
do Jan. 8 Admission of officers of American Republics to military schools of the United States. Admission of military officers of American Republics to the Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley schools and the Army Medical School at Washington will be granted by the War Department to a limited number. 2
do Feb. 2 Exequaturs for Panaman consuls. Exequaturs for Panaman consuls shall be applied for by the consul-general of Panama, or in the absence of such an officer, by the American diplomatic representative or by the direct request of the consul. 3
do Mar. 23 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Refers to joint resolution of Congress of Mar. 3, 1905, and instructs to convey expression of grateful appreciation of the Government and people of the United States for the invaluable aid contributed by the respective participating countries. 3
do July 9 Citizenship and naturalization. Quotes order of the Secretary of State constituting a board to inquire into questions of citizenship and naturalization, and gives list of questions, answers to which are desired, for the use of the board. 4
do July 10 Shanghaiing. Incloses act of June 28, to prohibit in the United States. 5
do Aug. 24 Recognition of consuls-general at large. Directs that steps be taken to secure the recognition of consuls-general at large so that they may be enabled to take charge of a consular office when it is found such action is necessary, under the act of Apr. 5, 1906. Incloses list and record of present consuls-general at large together with copy of commission issued to them. 6

argentine republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
312 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 16 Laws regulating the practice of the professions. Argentine graduates of United States colleges will not be subject to requirements reported in dispatch No. 274. 11
Mr. Portela to Mr. Root Mar. 2 Visit of Secretary Root to South American Republics. Extends invitation to Secretary Root to visit the Argentine Republic. 19
6 Mr. Root to Mr. Portela Mar. 8 Same subject. Accepts, with great pleasure, invitation in note of Mar. 2. 20
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root (telegram). Mar. 12 Death of President Quintana and succession of Vice-President Alcorta to the Presidency. Reports death of President Quintana. 11
Mr. Root to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Directs him to suitably express in the President’s name sincere condolence with family of the late President and his sympathy with the Argentine Government and people in the loss they have sustained. 11
Mr. Portela to Mr. Root Mar. 13 Same subject. Announces death of President Quintana and states that Vice-President Alcorta has assumed the executive power. 12
[Page LXII]7 Mr. Root to Mr. Portela 1906. Mar. 15 Same subject. Acknowledges, with expressions of sorrow, note of 13th instant. 12
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Portelo Apr. 7 The Second Peace Conference. Incloses copy of correspondence between the Russian Ambassador and the Secretary of State in regard to the conference. 1629
356 Mr. White to Mr. Root May 17 Message of the President of the Argentine Republic to the Argentine Congress. Incloses text and discusses. 12
395 Mr. White to Mr. Bacon July 27 Visit of Secretary Root to South American Republics. Incloses a decree appointing a reception committee. 20
Mr. Root to Mr. Bacon (telegram). Aug. 19 Same subject. States that he is leaving Buenos Aires after a most hospitable and friendly reception and entertainment; and that, owing to recent terrible calamity in Chile, he will limit visit to that country to a simple call of condolence, he having already expressed his sympathy. 42
411 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Root Sept. 6 Same subject. Full account of the vist 21
428 Same to same Oct. 8 Treaty between Argentina and Spain dispensing with authentication of signatures of letters rogatory. Incloses text. 14
96 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Beaupré Nov. 14 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 428, inclosing copy of convention between Spain and the Argentine Republic, and incloses declaration signed Nov. 7, 1901, for a similar arrangement between the United States and Spain. 16

austria-hungary.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
294 Mr. Storer to Mr. Root 1905. Dec. 19 Restrictions against the importation of beef from non-European countries. Incloses complaint of Abeles Brothers that the Austrian authorities have refused to admit sample of salted beef from the United States. Transmits copy of note to foreign office. 43
196 Mr. Root to Mr. Storer 1906. Jan. 5 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 294 and states that further report is awaited. 44
199 Mr. Root to Mr. Rives Feb. 12 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Incloses complaint of Mrs. Nic Roman, transmitted in letter of Jan. 31, from M. E. Martin, growing out of the seizure of her ticket and her arrest, and states that in view of assurances of the Hungarian Government of noninterference in such cases, the case calls for rebuke of the minor authorities and reparation to Mrs. Roman. 49
311 Mr. Rives to Mr. Root Feb. 28 Autonomous customs tariff and commercial treaties with Germany, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Servia, and Switzerland. Reports going into effect of, on Mar. 1, with Germany. 46
314 Same to same Mar. 17 Same subject. Reports signing of, with Switzerland, on Mar. 9, effective Mar. 12, under a provisional agreement pending ratification. 47
1002 Mr. Hengelmüller to Mr. Root. June 10 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Statement of the grounds on which the Hungarian Government rejected the claim of Marie Hornyak presented in 1904. 50
186 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Hengelmüller. July 19 Same subject. States that copy of his note No. 1002 of the 10th ultimo has been transmitted to the interested parties. 51
45 Mr. Rivers to Mr. Root Aug. 27 Restrictions against the importation of beef from non-European countries. Importation of meat and cattle from non-European countries permitted only by special permit from the minister of the interior. Incloses note from foreign office. 44
40 Mr. Root to Mr. Francis Oct. 20 Same subject. Incloses for presentation to the Austrian Government copy of letter of Oct. 10 from the Department of Agriculture. 46
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Hengel-müller. Oct. 22 Death of the Minister of Guatemala to the United States. Requests that he, as dean of the diplomatic corps, name the honorary pallbearers. 867
97 Mr. Francis to Mr. Root Nov. 20 Transportation of emigrants from Hungary. Incloses memorandum from the foreign office setting forth facts in the case of Mrs. Roman. 49
133 Same to same Dec. 28 Franchise reform in Austria. Reports in regard to 48
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belgium.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
50 BaronMoncheur to Mr. Root. 1903. Feb. 2 Arrangement for the unification of formulas for heroic medicines. Submits draft for approval of United States. 79
Memorandum from the Belgian legation. 1905. May 27 Claim of” El Oriente” to money captured from Filipino insurgents. Urges consideration of the claim. 57
54 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Dec. 30 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Gives reasons why agent’s request for assistance of legation was refused. 62
Memorandum from the Belgian legation. 1906. Jan. 4 International maritime convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. States that the Belgian Government is ready to sign the Brussels conventions and hopes that the United States will take similar action. 72
Memorandum to the Belgian legation. Jan. 12 Same subject. Copy of memorandum of the 4th instant has been sent to Department of Commerce and Labor, which is considering the subject. 73
43 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Wilson Jan. 15 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Approves action taken, in absence of a request to the department from the governor of the State. 63
45 Mr. Root to Mr. Wilson Jan. 19 Same subject. Incloses copy of letter from governor of South Carolina and instructs him to request all proper facilities for the agent. 63
Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. do Arrangement for the unification of formulas for heroic medicines. Submits new draft and calls attention to changes made in the draft submitted on Feb. 2, 1903. 80
67 Mr. Root to Mr. Wilson Jan. 29 International maritime convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Instructs to ascertain whether there is to be a third session and what governments have already accepted the conventions submitted by the October conference. 73
Memorandum to the Belgian legation. Feb. 15 Claim of “El Oriente” to money captured from Filipino insurgents. States that the claim is inadmissible and that the department concurs in the findings of the four different claims boards that have examined it. 57
66 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Feb. 25 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Incloses copy of correspondence with foreign office. 64
67 Same to same Feb. 27 International maritime convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. In reply to No. 47, incloses copies of correspondence had with the Belgian minister for foreign affairs. 73
55 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Wilson Mar. 2 Investigation of affairs in the Kongo Free State Acknowledges No. 64 and incloses copy of letter addressed to Hon. Edwin Denby. 88
70 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Mar. 5 Same subject. Charges of maladministration published in book by Félicien Cattier have created a profound sensation and were made the occasion of a debate in the Chamber of Deputies. The Government evaded the issue and accepted the resolution recommending a prompt execution of reforms. Inclose official account of the debate. 89
Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. Mar. 6 Same subject. States that a summary of Secretary Root’s letter to Mr. Denby has been telegraphed to his Government. 93
Memorandum from the Belgian legation. Mar. 8 Claimof “El Oriente” to money captured from Filipino insurgents. Acknowledges memorandum of Feb. 15. Refers to additional evidence filed in the case, and requests a reexamination of the claim. 58
do do Same subject. Incloses additional documents for consideration in the case. 59
74 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Mar. 15 Investigation of affairs in the Kongo Free State. Acknowledges No. 55, and reports that Secretary Root’s letter to Mr. Denby has been widely published in Belgium and that it has created a most favorable impression. 94
Memorandum to the Belgian legation. Mar. 19 Claim of “El Oriente” to money captured from Filipino insurgents. States that after careful reexamination the department declines to assume any responsibility in the premises. 60
79 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Mar. 20 Investigation of affairs in the Kongo Free State. Incloses copy of speech of minister for foreign affairs replying to interpellation reported in No. 70. 94
Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. Mar. 26 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Asks whether the United States will accept the conventions signed at Brussels without the calling of a third conference. 74
[Page LXIV]81 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root 1906. Mar. 26 Taxation of corporations in Belgium. Incloses copy of reply of minister for foreign affairs to protest by Anglo-American Chamber of Commerce at Brussels, in which the allegation that the law would be discriminatory in its effects is refuted. 71
362 Mr. Root to Baron Moncheur Apr. 2 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Owing to the very small number of adhesions, it is not deemed opportune to submit the conventions to the Senate at this time. 75
85 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Apr. 24 Investigation of affairs in the Kongo Free State. States that the annexation of the Kongo Free State to Belgium is advocated by the opposition in Parliament and is favored by the King, and that a definite and authoritative movement toward a solution of the difficulties may be looked for shortly. 98
61 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Wilson Apr. 28 Same subject. Incloses, for inquiry and report, copy of letter of Apr. 16 from Mr. A. McLean. 99
Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. May 2 Conference for the revision of the rules relative to spirits in Africa. States that a conference will be called at Brussels in the near future for the purpose of revising the tariff on spirits, under the convention of 1899. 52
Same to same May 5 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Informs department of the adhesion of Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Roumania. 75
Same to same June 4 Investigation of affairs in the Kongo Free State. Gives names of some of reform commission members, and calls attention to the fact that only two members of the commission may be considered as having financial interests in some of the Kongo companies. 99
Mr. Willson to Mr. Root June 6 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Incloses copies of proceedings of the two sittings of the conference. 76
99 Same to same June 14 Investigation of affairs in the Kongo Free State. Incloses report of reform commission and copy of decrees for carrying into effect its recommendations. 100
100 Same to same June 17 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 61 and incloses copy of correspondence with foreign office in regard to complaint of Mr. A. McLean. 106
379 Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. June 26 Arrangement for the unification of formulas for heroic medicines. Names states that have declared readiness to sign, quotes reservations made by Germany and Great Britain and text of general reservation to be inserted in the draft, and urges adhesion of the United States. 81
Same to same July 8 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Inquires whether the United States is of the opinion that a third session of the conference should be held, and informs of the adhesion of Chile. 76
378 Mr. Bacon to Baron Moncheur. Aug. 1 Arrangement for the unification of formulas for heroic medicines. Will be signed with the reservations adverted to in legation’s note of June 26. 82
380 Same to same Aug. 2 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. States that it is not thought that a third session is necessary. 76
453 Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. Aug. 6 Exclusion of Louis Wythouck from the United States. Reviews case and requests favorable consideration. 61
Circular Aug. 11 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Instructs to request all proper facilities for Mr. E. J. Watson in the prosecution of his work. 64
386 Mr. Bacon to Baron Moncheur. Aug. 22 Exclusion of Louis Wythouck from the United States. States that no appeal having been taken from the decision it can not be reviewed, but Wythouck is at liberty to return and appeal should he be excluded again. 62
474 Mr. Havenith to Mr. Root Aug. 29 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Germany does not propose to suggest any change in the text of resolutions passed in October, but will withhold its final answer until all States concerned shall have made their intentions known. 77
[Page LXV]477 Mr. Havenith to Mr. Root 1906. Sept. 2 Conference for the revision of the rules relative to spirits in Africa. Postponed to Oct. 16. 53
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 8 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Requests instructions in regard to lending assistance at foreign office to agent desiring to advance passage money to emigrants. 65
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Sept. 10 Same subject. Payment of passage money will not necessarily bring about rejection of aliens. Must show they are not likely to become public charges, and are subject to laws and provisions applicable. 65
Mr. Adee to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Sept. 17 Same subject. Advance of passage money does not conflict with contract-labor law, but alien must affirmatively show that he will not become a public charge, and be examined as to all other legal requirements. 65
114 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Sept. 21 Same subject. Quotes telegrams and states that matter has been satisfactorily settled at foreign office. 66
119 Mr. Boutell to Mr. Root do Same subject. Acknowledges circular of Aug. 11. States that Mr. E. J. Watson has appointed S. Davidsee as special delegate for Holland, and requests further instructions. 67
45 Mr. Root to Mr. Boutell Oct. 4 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 119, which crossed department’s No. 43, which instructed him to facilitate mission of special agent. 68
Mr. Root to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Oct. 8 Conference for the revision of the rules relative to spirits in Africa. Quotes message from the President and instructs him to bring it before the conference, after consultation with minister for foreign affairs. 53
80 Same to same Oct. 9 Same subject. Refers to the department’s telegram of the 8th instant and transmits copies of the documents referred to therein. 54
119 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Oct. 22 Same subject. Reports action taken on telegram of the 8th instant and incloses copy of letter addressed to the president of the conference. 54
Mr. Root to Mr. Wilson Oct. 23 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Incloses letter from Department of Commerce and Labor relative to classification of immigrants whose passage money is paid by State’s emigration agent. 70
555 Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. Oct. 28 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Suggests postponement of the final conference until next spring. 77
567 Same to same Nov. 3 Arrangement for the unification of formulas for heroic medicines. Incloses modified prints of, and discusses. 83
125 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root do Conference for the revision of the rules relative to spirits in Africa. Acknowledges No. 80 and states that he had already practically carried out the department’s wishes. 56
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Wilson Nov. 13 Same subject. Commends way in which the President’s message was brought before the conference and expresses appreciation of its reception by that body. 56
400 Mr. Root to Baron Moncheur. Nov. 15 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. Proposal in note of Oct. 28 will receive consideration at the Department of Commerce and Labor, which states that it has no knowledge of the draft conventions having been approved by the Government of the United States. 78
646 Baron Moncheur to Mr. Root. Dec. 17 Same subject. Explains sentence in note of Oct. 28 regarding approval by United States of the two draft conventions. 78
142 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root Dec. 20 Arrangement for the unification of formulas for heroic medicines. Reports signing of, and transmits certified copies of the agreement and of the procès verbal. 84
Mr. Root to Baron Moncheur. Dec. 21 International Maritime Convention in regard to collisions and salvage at sea. States that note of the 17th instant had been communicated to the Department of Commerce and Labor. 79
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bolivia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
226 Mr. Sorsby to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 22 Parcels-post arrangement between Bolivia and the United States. Transit through Peru. Reports steps taken to facilitate. 107
230 Same to same Mar. 15 Same subject. Peru has withdrawn refusal to allow transit through that country. 107
Same to same (telegram) May 8 Visit of Secretary Root to South America. Communicates invitation on behalf of Bolivia to visit that country. 108
Mr. Root to Mr. Calderon May 12 Same subject. Expresses regret that plans will not allow of a visit to Bolivia. 108
252 Mr. Sorsby to Mr. Root July 14 Boundary dispute between Bolivia and Peru—retirement of both parties from the Heath territory Protest of Peru against military occupation of the territory in dispute along the Heath River. Bolivia would agree to simultaneously withdraw forces. 106
260 Same to same Sept. 12 Law granting religious liberty in Bolivia Incloses copy of decrees establishing. 106

brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
153 Mr. Richardson to Mr. Root. 1906. Mar. 3 Election and inauguration of Dr. Affonso Penna as President. Reports the election. 112
Mr. Nabuco to Mr. Root Apr. 25 Third International Conference of American States at Rio de Janeiro. Extends invitation to send delegates. 1565
17 Mr. Root to Mr. Nabuco Apr. 28 Same subject. Accepts invitation and names delegates. 1565
166 Mr. Richardson to Mr. Root. May 17 Message of the Brazilian President to the Congress of Brazil. Incloses translation of. 136
18 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Nabuco May 23 Third International Conference of American States at Rio de Janeiro. Names delegates and personnel of American commission. 1566
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Root (telegram). July 4 Preferential tariff concessions in favor of American products. Reports tariff reduction of 20 per cent on certain articles enumerated. 113
13 Same to same July 14 Same subject. Incloses note to foreign office urging reply to previous inquiry on subject, also copy of decree announcing reduction. 114
15 Same to same Aug. 17 Same subject. Paints are included in the reduction reported in No. 13. 115
16 Same to same do Coffee valorization and export tax on coffee. Incloses copies of decree and convention in regard to. 109
19 Same to same Aug. 27 The Monroe doctrine, and the relations between the United States and Brazil. Historical review by a Brazilian author. Incloses copy of paper on. 116
23 Same to same Aug. 31 Visit of Secretary Root. Details of visit to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. 124
24 Same to same do Same subject. Political and commercial results discussed. 134
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Root (telegram). Oct. 23 Preferential tariff concessions in favor of American products. Reports that Brazilian tariff law will not be altered during the present Congress, and that it is intended to postpone for a year the consideration of the tariff already begun. 115
Mr. Bacon to American embassy at Petropolis. Nov. 14 Same subject. Refers to apprehension that heavy increase on flour is contemplated. Inquires as to chances for renewal for next year of existing preferential rates. 115
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 15 Same subject. Present tariff, including duty on flour, will not be altered by present Congress. Existing preferential list almost certain to be continued for next year. 116
Same to same (telegram) do Election and inauguration of Dr. Affonso Penna as President. Reports the inauguration. 112
Mr. Root to Mr. Penna (telegram). Nov. 16 Same subject. Expresses congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of his inauguration. 112
Mr. Penna to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Expresses thanks for telegram 112
Mr. Griscom to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes part of inaugural address relating to visit of Secretary Root, and relations with the United States. 112
Mr. Root to Mr. Griscom (telegram). Nov. 17 Same subject. Expresses thanks for sentiments expressed in inaugural address. 113
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bulgaria.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
101 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 2 Commercial treaties with Germany, Great Britain, Russia, France, and Italy. Reports going into effect of. 140
105 Same to same Feb. 12 Same subject. Reports further relative to 140
121 Same to same June 6 Reciprocity arrangement between Bulgaria and the United States. Arrangement virtually made for reciprocal most-favored-nation treatment on lines of the arrangement with Germany. 141
130 Same to same June 25 Same subject. Incloses note from minister for foreign affairs accepting proposition of reciprocal most-favored-nation treatment. 142
Proclamation by the President. Sept. 15 Same subject. Text of proclamation 142
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 18 Same subject. States that Bulgarian Government wishes to confirm the reciprocal arrangement in force since last June by exchange of formal notes. Requests instructions. 143
150 Same to same do Same subject. Explains telegram of this date 143
Mr. Root to Mr. Jackson (telegram). Sept. 24 Same subject. Informs him of signing of President’s proclamation, and states that a formal exchange of notes may be made reciting date, if practicable. 144
35 Same to same Oct. 6 Same subject. Exchange of notes referred to in 150 may serve as an international record of the agreement. 144

chile.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
The Chilean foreign office to the Chilean minister. 1906. Mar. 14 Visit of Secretary Root. Invitation extended to the Secretary to visit Chile. 147
Mr. Root to Mr. Martinez Mar. 31 Same subject. Accepts invitation to visit Chile 148
Mr. Martinez to Mr. Root Apr 4 Same subject. States that note of acceptance has been communicated to his government. 148
Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root (telegram). June 27 Election and inauguration of Pedro Montt as President. States that election of Pedro Montt is conceded by all parties. 145
Same to same Aug. 18 Earthquake in Chile. Reports earthquake occurred on night of 16th. 155
President Roosevelt to President Riesco (telegram). Aug. 19 Same subject. Expresses sympathy 155
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hicks (telegram). do Same subject. The people of the United States share in grief of Chile. President telegraphs condolences. 155
Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports details 155
President Roosevelt to President Riesco (telegram). Aug. 20 Same subject. Repeats expression of sympathy and expresses horror of people at the appalling disaster that has befallen Chile. 156
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hicks (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him of the sending of telegram of this date from the President, and directs him to make appropriate representations at the foreign office. 156
Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root (telegram). Aug. 21 Same subject. Reports delivery of messages to the foreign office, and gives further details of disaster. 156
Mr. Vega to Mr. Adee do Same subject. Communicates his Government’s appreciation of expressions of sympathy made on behalf of the United States. 156
Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root (telegram). Aug. 22 Same subject. Reports that anxiety over earthquake decreases, that financial and business situation quite serious, and that destruction of Valparaiso produces fears of panic. Adds that relief subscriptions are being raised. 157
President Riesco to President Roosevelt (telegram). Aug. 23 Same subject. Expresses appreciation of telegram of sympathy. 157
Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports in regard to number of casualties, financial losses, and business conditions. Suggests American subscriptions for sufferers. 157
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports delivery to the President of $10,000, gift of people of San Francisco, Cal. 157
Proclamation of President Roosevelt. Aug. 25 Same subject. Text of, requesting assistance for earthquake sufferers. 158
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hicks (telegram). Sept. 4 Same subject. Informs him that he is named special representative of the American Red Cross to receive funds raised in the United States for earthquake sufferers. Directs him to consult with Chilean Government as to the disposition of funds. 158
[Page LXVIII] President Riesco to President Roosevelt (telegram). 1906. Sept. 5 Visit of Secretary Root. Expresses appreciation of Chilean people and Government of. 154
President Roosevelt to President Riesco (telegram). Sept. 12 Same subject. Reciprocates sentiments expressed in telegram of the 5th instant. 155
82 Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root do Same subject. Gives brief account of arrival, entertainment, and departure. Incloses clippings and correspondence. 148
84 Same to same Sept. 20 Election and inauguration of Pedro Montt as President. Reports in regard to inauguration of. 145
117 Mr. Hicks to Mr. Root Dec. 31 Earthquake in Chile. Transmits report in regard to earthquake and disposition of funds. 158

china.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
382 Mr. Hill to Mr. Conger 1901. Sept. 23 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai and resulting riots. States that department would be glad to examine proposed code after it has been agreed upon by the consuls. 369
938 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1902. Mar. 7 Same subject. Incloses copy of suggested amendments for the department’s approval. Also incloses copy of dispatch from Consul-General Goodnow, transmitting the amendments. 369
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Apr. 15 Same subject. Informs him that the department approves the proposed amendments, sent him by Consul-General Goodnow, and instructs him to urge the adoption of them. 371
518 Same to same May 14 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 938 and states that the department’s telegram of Apr. 15 informed him that the proposed amendments were approved and instructed him to urge their adoption. 371
1553 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1904. Mar. 28 Protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses copy of correspondence with the foreign office concerning the putting into force of the provisions of our treaty in regard to copyrights, trademarks, and patents. 234
797 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Conger May 19 Same subject. Approves action recorded in No. 1553. Directs him to insist upon some provisional rules for the protection of copyrights, trademarks, and patents and to have a date fixed for the coming into force of the treaty regulations. States that regulations should be submitted to him for approval before promulgation. 236
1643 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay June 24 Same subject. Incloses copy of trade-mark regulations furnished by the foreign office and copy of his reply thereto. 236
1681 Same to same Aug. 15 Same subject. Incloses copy of the trade-mark regulations which have received imperial approval and will be put tentatively in force on the 23d of October next. Incloses correspondence thereto. 237
833 Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger Aug. 23 Same subject. Incloses copy of letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior and instructs him to endeavor to secure the adoption of certain changes suggested therein. 240
843 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Oct. 12 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from the German ambassador suggesting postponement for a few months of the date on which the new Chinese trade-mark regulations are to go into effect, together with copy of the department’s reply thereto. 240
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the merchants of all nationalities request postponement for six months of enforcement of trade-mark regulations. German and French ministers, in accordance with instructions, strongly demand postponement. The British minister will not object. The majority of the merchants wish no regulations whatever. 241
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. States that for reasons given in dispatch No. 1681, he sees no necessity for postponing the enforcement of the regulations so far as this Government is concerned. The objecting powers can ask amendments at any time. An official declaration from Chinese Government that regulations are tentative and subject to revision might be required. 241
[Page LXIX]1724 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay 1904. Oct. 13 Same subject. Confirms his telegram of the 12th and more fully explains the general objections to the regulations and the position of the American merchants. States that he will for the present take no part in the question of postponement. 242
855 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Nov. 18 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 1724, states that the department sees no reason for changing the views previously expressed, and approves attitude assumed by him. 242
1762 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Dec. 8 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 843, states that the efforts of several of the ministers to have the regulations postponed have so far been unsuccessful and incloses certain alterations in the regulations proposed by the Wai Wu Pu. 243
1777 Same to same Dec. 29 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai, and resulting riots. Reports that the representatives of all the powers, except the French and the Mexican, who have no objections but can not join, have sent the proposed amendments, with a joint note, to the Chinese Government, requesting agreement thereto. Incloses copy of joint note, together with copy of amendments, noting changes. 371
1788 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay 1905. Jan. 7 Protection of trademarks in China. States that postponement of time for registration until an agreement with the foreign representatives shall have been reached has been officially announced. Incloses memorandum, prepared by Mr. Williams, the Chinese secretary, of legation, in regard to the present situation as to trade-mark regulations. 245
879 Mr. Hay to Mr. Coolidge Feb. 13 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai, and resulting riots. Approves action reported in No. 1777. 373
1843 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Mar. 29 Floating mines in the Gulf of Pechili. Reports in regard to danger from, and suggests that naval vessels be detailed to destroy the mines. 300
1888 Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Hay May 19 Protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses copy of memorandum filed in the foreign office in accordance with instructions No. 886. 246
22 Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill July 10 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 1888. 247
42 Same to same Aug. 17 Same subject. Acknowledges Nos. 1842 and 1877, refers to letters of July 20 from the Secretary of the Interior, and states that the project in 1877 is acceptable and that no objection should be made thereto except as to probable effect of section 25, as pointed out. 247
95 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root. Sept. 15 Reciprocal protection of trade-marks in China. Reports that the German minister wishes to include protégés in the arrangement. Incloses copies of notes exchanged with German minister and requests instructions as to the use of the term “punishment,” which he assumes covers both civil and criminal suits. 228
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 3 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Reports that he has just been informed by the foreign office that the American Presbyterian Mission station at Lienchou was attacked and destroyed by a mob on Oct. 28 and that 5 missionaries were killed. States that Emperor has issued an edict directing punishment of criminals and guilty officials and ordering compensation and adequate protection. Says cause of attack is said to have been refusal of missionaries to allow village people to fire a cannon during a festival. 308
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Same subject. States that the American consul at Shanghai has reported further particulars. Instructs him to urge a vigorous execution of the edict by the viceroy and to impress the Chinese Government with the importance of adequate punishment, redress, and protection. Efficient action by Chinese Government necessary. 308
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 4 Same subject. States that the minister for foreign affairs has informed him that his Government is profoundly humiliated and distressed and has promised prompt and vigorous action. 308
138 Same to same do Same subject. Quotes telegram from consul at Canton giving details, names of missionaries, and reporting action taken by him and the authorities. Quotes telegram to the consul advising that some one representing the United States attend the investigation. Incloses note from the foreign office. 309
[Page LXX] Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). 1905. Nov. 4 Same subject. Communicates a telegram received this day from the consul-general at Canton to the following effect: Mr. Lay says that he will go to Lienchou in a few days with the viceroy’s secretary as a commission to investigate, and requests two naval officers from the Raleigh or Monadnock be directed to accompany him. Mr. Lay also informs the department of a report by missionaries of an immature attempt made to burn their residence at Ying-tak and of the fact that no adequate steps were taken by the officials to guard against a further attempt of this kind. 311
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 5 Same subject. In reply to the department’s telegram of Nov. 4, Mr. Rockhill reports that he has just communicated its substance in regard to the Ying-tak matter to the foreign office, and that the latter promised to telegraph the viceroy immediately. Mr. Rockhill is informed by the minister for foreign affairs that the viceroy at Canton has telegraphed to him that he has issued a proclamation warning the people against the boycott and ordering all officials to post it everywhere; that he commands obedience to previous orders for the protection of Chinese-American employment, and prescribes direct reports to him of the steps taken for execution of the same. The minister for foreign affairs immediately sent a telegram to the viceroy, in which vigorous and effective action was enjoined. 311
140 Same to same Nov. 6 Same subject. Reports at length interview at the foreign office, and incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs, giving reply of viceroy at Canton. 311
70 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Nov. 8 Reciprocal protection of trade-marks in China. Confirms telegram of Nov. 6, discusses the law and treaty, and incloses text of agreement with Great Britain in Morocco. 230
148 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Nov. 10 Protection of trade-marks in China. Reports that foreign representatives object to proposition in instruction No. 42, that all registrations proposed by them should antedate the said regulations. Incloses notes to and from German minister on the subject. 248
74 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Nov. 25 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Gives an account of a conversation had with the Chinese minister. 314
160 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Dec. 1 Protection of trade-marks in China. Refers to No. 148 and incloses reports from consular officers at Shanghai and Tientsin, showing that such American trade-marks as were registered under the temporary regulations of 1904 were given but provisional record numbers with the understanding that final registration would be granted later, thus meeting the objection presented in instruction No. 42. 250
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 3 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Gives summary of the result of the joint investigation as reported by Consul-General Lay. States that Mr. Lay asks permission to remain and witness punishments. Says he has already instructed the consul-general that the question of indemnification is reserved until the department’s order and demands of the Presbyterian board are known, and that for the present he must see that full justice is administered by the Chinese authorities. 314
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Dec. 4 Same subject. Directs that, unless he sees reasons to the contrary, Consul-General Lay be instructed according to the wishes expressed by him. 314
76 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill Dec. 9 Mining regulations in China. Incloses protest of the American-Chinese Company and instructs him to request that the regulations be amended in accordance with the treaty. 261
172 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Dec. 18 Floating mines in the Gulf of Pechili. Reports measures taken at the request of the consular corps in Shanghai and diplomatic corps to discover and destroy; incloses correspondence. 300
[Page LXXI]178 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1905. Dec. 23 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai, and resulting riots. Recites efforts made during 1905 toward securing revision. Cites incident brought about by an arbitrary decision of the consular body regarding imprisonment of Chinese females, which led to serious results. Viceroy ordered to Shanghai to effect settlement. Incloses correspondence. 373
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 29 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Reports the receipt of a note from the foreign office containing a report from the viceroy of Canton on the investigation of the Lienchou massacre and findings of the joint commission. The viceroy approves the findings and asks the foreign office to request Mr. Rockhill to instruct Consul-General Lay to close the case on the basis of them. Accordingly the foreign office requests him to instruct the consul-general to settle the case at Canton with the deputies of the viceroy. Mr. Rockhill says that he has received also a report from the consul-general substantially agreeing with the Chinese version and determining the responsibility. Little is added by it to the telegram sent by him to the department and to the legation on the 16th instant. He makes no recommendations in regard to punishment of officials, but Mr. Rockhill is asking him to do so. The imperial edict reported in legation’s No. 138 orders punishment of officials directly responsible and indemnification in principle. The minister asks to be instructed concerning indemnity and other reparation, including punishment of officials responsible in any degree; also whether the case should be settled by the consul-general or at the legation. 315
196 Same to same 1906. Jan. 13 Rights of missionaries to acquire property in the interior of China. Requests instructions in regard to the right of missionaries, belonging to no particular church or missionary society, to acquire property in the interior of China under the provisions of Article XIV of our treaty with China of 1903. 276
197 Same to same Jan. 15 Floating mines in the Gulf of Pechili. Incloses note from foreign office to the dean of the diplomatic corps to remedy danger. 303
89 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Jan. 16 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Incloses copy of letter from Treasury Department stating its understanding of the situation created by the acceptance of Chinese proposal reported in his No. 113. 273
198 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root. Jan. 17 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. States that port of Chi-nan-fu was opened to foreign trade and residence on Jan. 10. Incloses note from foreign office transmitting the regulations for the leasing of land and the building of houses, also copy of police regulations. 162
200 Same to same Jan. 18 Mining regulations in China. Incloses reply of foreign office to his protest, in which it is explained that regulation 7 is intended to prevent private sales among Chinese, and that American citizens can obtain permits to open mines through the Chinese officials. 262
206 Same to same Jan. 21 Same subject. Requests instructions as to what other points it is desirable to ask amendment. States that the British and German ministers are endeavoring to induce the Chinese Government to recast the regulations in the spirit of the British and American treaties. 263
91 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Jan. 22 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. States that the demand for the immediate dismissal of the viceroy of Canton does not seem advisable, but the Chinese Government may be informed that it will be held under consideration pending the results of his promised efforts. 315
[Page LXXII]209 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 25 Reciprocal protection of trade-marks in China. Acknowledges No. 70 and incloses copy of note to foreign ministers advising them that the word “punishment” must be understood to refer to a civil action only. States that consuls have been similarly informed. 231
213 Same to same Feb. 5 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai, and resulting riots. Incloses correspondence with Consul-General Rodgers and articles from Shanghai newspapers indicating the purpose of the municipal council to achieve virtual independence. 385
95 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Feb. 7 Mining regulations in China. Approves note in No. 177, transmitted to foreign office. 264
225 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Feb. 13 Same subject. Incloses note to foreign office insisting that article 7 be amended so as not to conflict with treaty of 1903. 264
101 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Feb. 14 Patents and copyright in China. Requests information as to the present regulations regarding patents and copyrights in China and as to what may be proposed for the future. 260
228 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root do Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. Reports the, and incloses copy of note to foreign office, together with copies of replies thereto stating action taken by the authorities. 324
105 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill Feb. 20 Protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses text of note sent Feb. 17 to the French, German, and British embassies. 250
110 Same to same Mar. 2 Mining regulations in China. Incloses letter from American-Chinese Company. 265
114 Same to same do Same subject. States that explanation in No. 200 concerning article 7 is satisfactory if carried out in good faith, but if not actually amended public announcement of its import should be made so as to remove any conflict of the regulations with American treaty and difficulty arising out of differences of local interpretation. 266
251 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Mar. 7 Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. States cause of disturbance and incloses copies of notes to the foreign office urging measures to prevent or suppress disturbances, and replies stating action taken. Only three cases in which missionaries of the United States are interested are pending before the legation, all of which relate to ownership of land. 326
254 Same to same Mar. 9 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai and resulting riots. Incloses reply of diplomatic corps to counter amendments proposed by the Chinese Government in No. 178 and set of rules likely to be agreed to. Also incloses letter to consul-general at Shanghai advising him as to the powers and duties of the consular corps as a body. 394
117 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Mar. 10 Mining regulations In China. Instructs him to consult with his British and German colleagues and to achieve the desired end of securing equal, just, and nondiscriminatory treatment for Americans. 266
258 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Mar. 14 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Requests instructions in regard to the new bond to be signed by China in accordance with the agreement of July 2, 1905. 274
260 Same to same Mar. 17 Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. Incloses newspaper accounts of the, comments on the bitter animosity prevailing among the Catholic and Protestant missionaries and converts. 329
262 Same to same Mar. 20 Reforms, governmental, judicial, and educational. Reports efforts to secure for graduates of missionary schools the same advantages as those enjoyed by the pupils of government institutions. Incloses correspondence with the Soochow University. 341
123 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Mar. 22 Rights of missionaries to acquire property in the interior of China. Acknowledges No. 196 and states that the individual right of a missionary to acquire and hold property is legally nonexistent, but in equity and with the support of numerous precedents would be considered as valid in meritorious cases. 277
[Page LXXIII]269 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1906. Mar. 27 Patents and copyrights in China. States legislation will be taken up by the Chinese Government as soon as an agreement has been reached by foreign powers on the trade-mark regulations and that protection is, as heretofore, extended by local authorities to patents and copyrights registered at consulates. 260
127 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill Mar. 28 Mining regulations in China. Approves protest inclosed in No. 225. 267
272 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Apr. 2 Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. Incloses copy of dispatch from the American consul-general at Hankow. 334
274 Same to same Apr. 3 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Reports in regard to patriotic and successful efforts to pay the indemnity from a fund furnished by popular subscriptions. While it has official sanction, the officials take no part in directing it. 274
276 Same to same Apr. 5 Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. Incloses report from consul at Amoy. 336
131 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill Apr. 13 Mining regulations in China. Incloses letter from Secretary of the Interior as reply to his No. 206. 267
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 14 The open-door policy in Manchuria; establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Informs him of the purport of memorandum of Apr. 12 from the Japanese legation. 182
135 Same to same Apr. 16 Rights of missionaries to acquire property in the interior of China. Incloses No. 44 from Hankow relative to the refusal of a magistrate at Siang-tan to register a deed unless reference to the nationality of the United Evangelical Church be omitted. States this appears to be a denial of treaty right; instructs him to call the matter to the attention of the Chinese Government. 278
President Roosevelt to the Empress and Emperor of China (telegram). do Opening of the cable between San Francisco and Shanghai. Expresses congratulations and sentiments of good will. 409
The Emperor of China to President Roosevelt (telegram). Apr. 17 Same subject. Acknowledges telegram and offers congratulations. 409
136 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Apr. 18 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai and resulting riots. Acknowledges No. 178, refers to previous correspondence, and states that while the department is not disposed to support the extreme pretensions, as advanced by the local British press, it can not sympathize with aggressive tendencies on the Dart of the Chinese authorities. 398
140 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill Apr. 20 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Complaint of British-American Tobacco Co. of discrimination against. Incloses correspondence relative to, and instructs him to impress upon his Japanese colleague the serious problems confronting the United States if Japanese assurances are disregarded. 186
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). Apr. 23 Riots at Changpu and Nan-ch’ang. Reports that edict provides for the removal of the governor of Kiangsi from office and the punishment of the provincial judge and treasurer on account of the riot at Nan-ch’ang. 338
295 Same to same Apr. 26 Same subject. Incloses copy of edict referred to in telegram of the 23d. Pecuniary claims are to be promptly and satisfactorily settled. 338
297 Same to same Apr. 27 Mining regulations in China. States that objectionable regulations will soon be withdrawn and a new set submitted to the throne for approval. Incloses correspondence with foreign office. 269
Mr. Root to the American legation (telegram). Apr. 28 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Directs that the Chinese Government be asked to sign bond identic to those given other powers on account of indemnity. If thought advisable, form for verification of financial calculations before signing is to be submitted. 275
144 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill May 1 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai and resulting riots. Draft of rules made by diplomatic body commends itself to the department. 399
Same to same (telegram) May 2 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. The minister is instructed to report any information he has relative to indemnities on account of death or losses by the Lienchou massacre and to state whether any American citizens have filed claims for indemnity on account thereof. 315
[Page LXXIV] Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). 1906. May 3 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports that the Chinese Government will be ready in a few days to select suitable locality for international settlement at Antung and otherwise comply with article 12 of treaty of 1903. Japanese minister authorized by his Government to cooperate. Settlement of these questions at Mukden will take place about June 1. 187
Same to same (telegram) May 5 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. States that the American consul-general at Canton reports the filing by the Presbyterian mission of two claims for losses in Lienchou, one of fifty-two thousand and odd Mexican dollars for their losses, another of nine thousand and odd Mexican dollars for those of their converts; indemnity for deaths is not sought by the mission. The consul-general states that the Chinese authorities are willing to pay the claim of the converts if presented by the American officials. 316
302 Same to same do Same subject. Acknowledges telegram of the 3d and incloses statement of loss of life and property. 316
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). May 8 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. States that in discussing regulations for the international settlements at Antung and Mukden it is expected that the American agent will, as far as possible, insist on rights of foreign residence free from irksome Chinese supervision, and will object to arbitrary regulations by which trade may be hampered. 190
Same to same (telegram) May 9 Same subject. States that the discussion and agreement with Japan in the matter should be only what is necessary for the acquiescence of Japan as in temporary military occupation, and that beyond that it is considered to be a matter between America and China exclusively. 190
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). do Changes in the customs service. Reports that by an imperial edict issued this day all the customs of China and all the foreigners employed therein are placed under the control of T’ieh Liang, who is appointed minister superintendent of customs affairs, with Vice-Minister T’aner Shao-yi. 280
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Same subject. Inquires whether the imperial edict constitutes a practical nullification of the declaration of 1898 that an Englishman shall be inspector-general. 281
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). May 10 Same subject. Has seen T’ang Shao-yi. The latter says that the customs re venue is already hypothecated and will not be touched; treaties and pledges will be observed; the inspector-general will be an Englishman, but China will have a right to control him, being a servant of that country. 281
307 Same to same May 14 Payment of the Chinese indemnity. Reports compliance with the department’s telegram of May 28. 275
311 Same to same May 15 Changes in the customs service. Reports interview with inspector-general and new associate minister T’ang Shao-yi. Incloses decree referred to in telegram of May 9 and memorandum concerning T’ieh-liang’s antecedents and tendencies. 281
Same to same (telegram) May 21 Same subject. States that the German and British diplomatic representatives have received replies to their inquiries concerning the customs edict, which are indefinite and generally considered unsatisfactory. The British sent a second note on Saturday. Mr. Rockhill, in reply to his inquiry, has received a note from the minister for foreign affairs which is absolutely noncommittal. Most of the diplomatic representatives in Peking are instructed to support Great Britain in insisting on a satisfactory promise for the future. Asks whether he shall join with them. 283
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to concur with other powers in supporting the position which Great Britain has taken. 283
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). do The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of customhouses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports that Consul-General Sammons started for Antung and Mukden on May 19. 190
[Page LXXV]313 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1906. May 24 Rights of missionaries to acquire property in the interior of China. Acknowledges No. 135 and incloses correspondence had with the foreign office, from which it appears that the deeds in Question have been duly stamped. 279
315 Same to same May 25 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai and resulting riots. Incloses copy of note to foreign office urging early reply to joint note transmitting draft. 400
317 Same to same May 29 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports that Japanese are in possession of all desirable sites at Antung but it is not thought this will raise objections on part of other treaty powers, who are not likely to establish themselves for trade at that place. 191
Same to same (telegram) June 7 Changes in the customs service. The chargé d’affaires of Great Britain informs Mr. Rockhill that the Chinese Government declares that the decree appointing the high commissioners makes no change in the administration of the maritime customs, which, it is stipulated, shall remain as at present constituted during the currency the loans of 1896 and 1898. The Government of Great Britain has declared its satisfaction. 283
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). June 8 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Directs, unless he sees good reasons to the contrary, that the consul-general at Canton be informed that the Lienchou case rests in his handling for final adjustment; that adequacy of punishment must be determined by him and that this Government has under favorable consideration claims for indemnity for relatives of victims of massacre and will present these claims to China for payment when formulated. Make no financial settlement of case which will preclude these claims. Directs the minister to communicate the above to the Chinese Government and to state that payment of these demands will be insisted on as a necessary part of the settlement of the Lienchou case, this payment being regarded as exemplary damages to which China by failure of her officials to prevent this outrage has made herself liable. 319
324 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root June 12 Same subject. Reports action taken on telegram of 9th instant. 319
325 Same to same do Patents and copyright in China. Points out that there is no existing copyright convention in China, and that the treaty of 1903 declares that the protection of trade-marks must first be provided for. 261
326 Same to same June 13 Reforms, governmental, judicial and educational. Incloses memorial prepared by Wu T’ing Fang and Shen Chia-fen, commissioners for the revision of the codes, recommending the establishment of trial by jury and the recognition of a legal profession. 345
327 Same to same do Changes in the customs service. Incloses note from the British chargé, and his own correspondence with the foreign office. Expresses opinion as to Chinese assurances. 284
332 Same to same June 26 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports action taken on department’s telegrams of May 5, 9, and 10, regarding the opening of Antung and Mukden. Incloses copy correspondence with foreign office and copy of instruction to Consul-General Sammons. Describes objections to proposition made by the Chinese Government. 198
333 Same to same June 28 Reciprocal protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses copies of notes exchanged with the Russian minister. 233
157 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill June 30 Threatened restriction of the boundaries of the international settlement at Shanghai. Incloses No. 160 from the American consul-general at Shanghai making protest, together with copy of the department’s reply approving the consul-general’s course. Instructs him to support the request of the consular corps if no objection is seen thereto. 297
[Page LXXVI]159 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill 1906. June 30 Protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses note of May 12 from German ambassador, together with letter from the Secretary of Interior, in regard to opposition of this Government to section 25 of proposed regulations, reviews matter, and instructs him to consult with the American commercial community and to inform the department as soon as practicable whether or not rights are held to have been acquired by the registration heretofore effected, and whether or not the German ambassador’s proposal would, if accented, adversely affect them. 252
342 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root July 6 Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. Reports in regard to settlements agreed to by French and British legations, and incloses text of French agreement and proclamation. 339
161 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill July 11 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Transmits request of the Rev. Hampden C. Du Bose, that he be introduced at the Chinese foreign office in order that he may confer with it with regard to the suppression of the opium traffic. Directs him to grant request if no objection is seen thereto. Requests report on opium trade. 352
Same to same (telegram) July 13 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Informs Mr. Rockhill that Consul-General Lay has wired that the viceroy has paid compensation for the losses at Lienchou, as claimed, and states that the department assumes that this settlement will not preclude claims as stated in its telegram to Mr. Rockhill of June 8. These claims are about to be presented, being now in a final form. Mr. Bacon requests an immediate reply. 319
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). July 14 Same subject. States that he has already instructed Consul-General Lay in accordance with the department’s telegram this day, but that he is again telegraphing him. 320
Same to same (telegram) do The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Gives substance of reports from Consul-General Sammons in regard to the opening of international settlements at Mukden and Antung, and states that he (Rockhill) is pressing foreign office for immediate establishment of maritime custom-houses at Antung, near Dalny, and in the north near the Russian lines, so that all foreign trade with Manchuria may have identical customs treatment. 202
352 Same to same July 16 Same subject. Reports that promise has been made by foreign office immediately to establish custom-house at Antung and to press negotiations regarding the opening of Mukden and Antung. 202
353 Same to same July 18 Same subject. Incloses draft of regulations for the opening of settlement at Chang-te-fu. Calls attention to certain clauses to which he has made objection. 204
354 Same to same do Same subject, Incloses correspondence relating to investigation made by Shanghai commercial interests of conditions hampering foreign trade in Manchuria to advantage of Japan. Newspaper articles inclosed. 208
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). July 24 Same subject. Approves action reported in telegram of 14th instant. States that the department considers it important vigorously to urge settlement of the Mukden and Antung matters at the first favorable opportunity. Instructs him to endeavor to secure the cordial cooperation of Japan, which the United States should have promptly, but, if this is impossible, Japan’s attitude should not be allowed to retard the settlements. The United States fully agrees that the open door in Manchurian ports should not be impeded, nor should trade be diverted into particular directions for the benefit of Japan alone by want of uniformity in customs treatment. 214
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). July 30 Riots at Changpu and Nanchang. Reports that the British and French Governments did not ask exemplary damages on account of Nanchang riots. 341
359 Same to same July 31 Changes in the customs service. Reports in regard to the organization and opening of the “council of customs affairs.” 286
[Page LXXVII]364 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root 1906. July 31 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports conversation with new Japanese minister to China, Hyashi, which revealed strong desire on the part of the minister to cooperate with the American legation in securing equal treatment in Manchuria. 215
365 Same to same do Changes in the customs service. Incloses newspaper clipping showing native methods of administration in the native customs of Santuao and result of honest foreign management of the same. 286
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 4 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Gives summary of terms which have been agreed upon between Consul-General Lay and the viceroy. 320
370 Same to same Aug. 9 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Incloses an abstract of an interview in regard to the economic policy of Japan in Manchuria given by the Japanese minister of foreign affairs to a representative of one of the leading Japanese papers. 216
371 Same to same do Threatened restriction of the boundaries of the international settlement at Shanghai. Incloses copy of note sent to the foreign office, protesting against restrictions referred to in instruction No. 157. 299
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Aug. 10 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Communicates telegram of Aug. 9 from Ambassador Wright. 217
375 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Aug. 15 Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai, and resulting riots. Incloses reply of foreign office to joint note referred to in No. 315, together with additional regulations proposed by Chinese Government. Also incloses copy of reply to the above-mentioned note transmitting counter draft approved by diplomatic representatives. 400
377 Same to same do The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Incloses copies of notes addressed to the foreign office urging the establishment of customs facilities at Antung. 218
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Aug. 16 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. States that in accordance with precedents set by other powers, and if not inconsistent with arrangements already made with Consul-General Lay, an indemnity of 50,000 taels will be demanded for the next of kin of the 5 American victims. 320
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). Aug. 17 Protection of trade-marks in China. Reports substance of replies received from American consuls at Tientsin and Shanghai as to rights acquired under provisional regulations and advises acceptance of German proposals. 255
Same to same (telegram) do Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Asks whether he is to conclude an arrangement for a final settlement of the Lienchou matter, including terms already agreed upon by Consul-General Lay, and states that it seems to him most desirable to have the Government’s formal assent. 321
Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Aug. 18 Same subject. Instructs him to conclude a final settlement of the Lienchou matter with the Peking Government, to recite therein the terms of settlement already arrived at at Canton, and to incorporate additional demands stated in the department’s telegram of Aug. 16 when China accedes to them. 321
381 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Aug. 28 Same subject. Incloses copy of draft agreement submitted to the foreign office on the 21st instant. 321
382 Same to same Aug. 29 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. States that ho objection is seen to granting the request of the Rev. Hampden C. Du Bose. A report including the present aspects of the opium trade is being prepared. 353
383 Same to same do Reforms, governmental, judicial, and educational. Incloses an edict creating a committee to consider the reports and recommendations of the high commissioners recently returned from investigating the methods of Japan and the western world. Gives names of members of the committee. 348
[Page LXXVIII]176 Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill 1906. Aug. 29 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Acknowledges and approves No. 352, of the 16th ultimo, and states that on perusal of Mr. Sammons’s dispatch No. 255, of July 5, the conclusion is reached that compliance by China with the terms of her treaty with the United States is a matter of more importance than the overcoming of difficulties as to settlement sites and land titles and should not be made subordinate thereto. 219
177 Same to same Aug. 30 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 353 and approves objections made by him to some of the regulations for the opening of Chang-te-fu. 220
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that nothwithstanding constant pressure the Chinese Government will not fix date of opening of customs at Antung or take any action whatsoever looking to the establishment of customs anywhere in Manchuria. British chargé has asked that Newchwang be made a free port. Inquires if he shall take similar action. States that information has been received that the matter has not even been broached as yet to the Russian legation by the Chinese Government. 220
Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Same subject. Acknowledges telegram of this date and instructs him to make demand in accord with British, which is understood to be that until customs are established throughout Manchuria no duties be levied at Newchwang. 220
384 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root do Protection of trade-marks in China. Offers additional reasons why the United States should yield. 258
385 Same to same Sept. 3 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports conversation had with T’ang Shao-yi in regard to the opening of customs-houses at Antung, Dalny, and on the Russian frontier of Manchuria. 221
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that he is assured by the Chinese foreign office that it is doing everything in its power to settle the Manchurian customs question promptly. 222
386 Same to same Sept. 4 Reforms, governmental, judicial, and educational. Incloses two edicts for the carrying into effect certain. 349
389 Same to same Sept. 6 Citizenship and right of admission to the United States of a Chinese adopted by an American citizen. Submits inquiry and opinion given by himself on the subject. 288
393 Same to same Sept. 8 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Transmits exhaustive report prepared by Mr. Williams, Chinese secretary of the legation. 353
395 Same to same Sept. 12 The open-door policy in Manchuria—Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Incloses copies of two notes from the foreign office stating that Mukden, Antung, and four other ports in Manchuria have been opened to international trade. 222
400 Same to same Sept. 21 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Incloses edict ordering the abolishment within ten years of opium smoking, and providing for regulations for carrying the edict into effect. 359
Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Sept. 27 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Asks what action has been taken on department’s telegram of Aug. 30. 223
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 28 Same subject. Reports result of representations made concerning the suspension of customs at Newchwang. Foreign office replied that it was impossible to act as requested. States that representations by the British and himself have hastened the general settlement of Manchurian customs. Russian Government will agree shortly to proposals telegraphed to department on the 3d instant. The Japanese are hastening a settlement of the Tairen customs. 224
194 Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill do Revision of the rules of the mixed court at Shanghai and resulting riots. Approves counterdraft transmitted with No. 375 and expresses the hope that it may be acceptable to the Chinese Government, so that the matter may be disposed of. 407
[Page LXXIX] Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). 1906. Oct. 3 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Refers to his telegram of the 28th ultimo and states that he has been informed by the Russian minister that his Government has agreed to the opening of railroad frontier customs by the Chinese, and that he will now settle details with the Government of China. 226
195 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Oct. 4 Same subject. Acknowledges telegram of the 28th ultimo and instructs him to continue pressure for custom-houses and to inform the Chinese Government that the demand as to Newchwang will be renewed with increased emphasis if present conditions continue. 224
419 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Oct. 6 Same subject. Reports that China has failed to take shares in either the Southern Manchurian Railway Company or in the Timber Cutting Company of the Yalu, and that it is more than likely that nothing will be done by China to open Antung until after the complete evacuation of Manchuria by Japan in April of next year. 224
423 Same to same Oct. 9 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from the foreign office stating that Hsin-min Fuis now opened to international trade. 225
427 Same to same Oct. 11 Same subject. Reports that the falling off in American trade can not be charged to discrimination by Japanese against American interests, but rather to the undeniable lack of proper activity on the part of shippers and to the diversion of trade into other channels. 225
199 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Oct. 15 Protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses notes of this date to German, French, and British ambassadors. 255
433 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Oct. 17 Mining regulations in China. Incloses two notes to the foreign office, emphasizing the fact that the proposed new regulations must be submitted to this Government for consideration before they may properly be put into effect. 271
Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill Oct. 23 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Acknowledges No. 393, and directs him to inform Mr. Williams that his report has been read with interest. 363
206 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Rockhill Oct. 25 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Acknowledges No. 395, in regard to the opening of certain ports to international trade, and states that the department is gratified that some progress is being made toward the settlement of a long-standing Question. 227
209 Same to same Nov. 2 Citizenship and right of admission to the United States of a Chinese adopted by an American citizen. Incloses letter from the Department of Commerce and Labor concurring in views set forth in No. 389. 289
Mr. Coolidge to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 7 Reforms, governmental, judicial, and educational. Reports the issuance of edicts changing the structure of the Government and preparing the way for constitutional government, and enumerates reforms thus far made. 351
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 8 Same subject. Reports further in regard to changes brought about by edicts referred to in his telegram of the 7th. 352
211 Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill Nov. 10 United States court for China. Incloses copies of act establishing the court, gives names of officers, and instructs him to inform the Chinese Government, the American consuls in China, and the foreign representatives in Peking. 407
80 Mr. Adee to Mr. Chentung do Same subject. Incloses copies of act creating the court, gives names of officers, and bespeaks the good will of the Chinese Government for the new institution. 408
217 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Coolidge Nov. 23 The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Incloses copy of No. 683, Nov. 7. from Russia. 227
219 Mr. Adee to Mr. Moore Dec. 1 Mining regulations in China. Approves course reported in No. 433. 273
469 Mr. Moore to Mr. Root Dec. 6 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Incloses copy of regulations for the suppression of opium growing and smoking in China. Outlines steps already taken by the authorities to bring about reform. 365
[Page LXXX] Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). 1906. Dec. 13 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. States that he has agreed with the Chinese minister to reduce the Lienchou final indemnity to $25,000 gold, and authorizes him to close, with this modification, the agreement set forth in his No. 381. 324
Mr. Rodgers to Mr. Root (telegram). Dec. 17 United States court for China. Reports opening of court and requests date of confirmation of court officials. 409
482 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root Dec. 18 Foreign settlements in China and Manchuria. Incloses memorandum prepared by Mr. Williams, Chinese secretary; also incloses copies of correspondence concerning the negotiations for the establishment of international settlements at Mukden and Antung, to which the memorandum refers. 290
Same to same (telegram) do The open-door policy in Manchuria. Establishment of custom-houses and opening of ports to international trade. Reports that he has been informed by the foreign office that according to the agreement with the Russian minister the three cities, Kirin, Harbin, and Manchuria, will be opened to international residence and trade Jan. 14, 1907. 227
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Rodgers (telegram). Dec. 21 United States court for China. Informs him of the confirmation of court officials. 409
226 Mr. Root to Mr. Rockhill do Protection of trade-marks in China. Quotes note from French embassy in regard to an addition to article 7, and states that when the other powers shall have concurred therein the German proposal may be accepted and the Chinese Government urged to put the regulations into effect. 259
227 Same to same Dec. 22 Lienchou riots and resulting claims. Acknowledges the receipt of dispatch No. 381, and states that the matter has been under negotiation with the Chinese minister at this capital, and has just come to a satisfactory conclusion. 324
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Root (telegram). 1907. Jan. 5 Same subject. Reports that the consul-general at Canton telegraphs him that the Lienchou indemnity has been paid by the viceroy, that he is directing the consul-general to remit it directly to the department, and that he hopes to sign, at an early date, a legitimated settlement. 324

colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Mendoza to Mr. Root 1905. Oct. 21 Relations of the United States with Colombia. Presents a long statement of the grounds on which Colombia contends that the United States has failed to observe the treaty of 1846 and its duties under international law and asks that if the question can not be settled by direct diplomatic negotiations it be referred to arbitration. 412
26 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 6 Political and business conditions in Colombia. Reports that on Jan. 1 the National Assembly met in extraordinary session, and gives synopsis of President Reyes’s message and translation of part relating to relations with the United States. 442
38 Same to same Feb. 7 Increase of duty on flour. Reports that Colombian Government has, without previous notice, placed an additional duty of 8 cents gold a kilogram on foreign flour. States this will almost stop the importation of flour from the United States. 450
10 Mr. Root to Mr. Mendoza Feb. 10 Relations of the United States with Colombia. Acknowledges note of Oct. 21 last, reviews the case; affirms the conclusions reached by Secretary Hay in Jan., 1904, and states that the ratification of the treaty between the United States and Panama by the United States Senate is a binding guarantee of the independence of Panama and repels all charges made against the United States in connection with the uprising on the Isthmus. 419
[Page LXXXI] Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root (telegram). 1906. Feb. 11 Attempt on President Reyes’s life. Reports that three mounted men attempted to assassinate the President of Colombia while he was riding in his carriage in the suburbs yesterday morning by firing 8 shots, 5 striking the carriage. He says the President was uninjured and the assailants escaped. The city is quiet, although there was much excitement and indignation at the cowardly attempt. 410
41 Same to same Feb. 13 Increase of duty on flour. Incloses decree imposing duty. Calls attention to its provisions and states that it was prompted purely by local conditions. 451
42 Same to same do Attempt on President Reyes’s life. Reports details and transmits copy of proclamation issued by the President. 410
Mr. Root to Mr. Barrett (telegram). Feb. 19 Same subject. Directs him to convey congratulations on President’s fortunate escape. 412
48 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root Feb. 24 Increase of duty on flour. Reports that in response to representations made by the legation modification has been made in the application of the tax, and that this will prove beneficial to American trade. 452
16 Mr. Root to Mr. Barrett Mar. 19 Same subject. States that figures given in his No. 41 appear to state duty in Colombian currency and suggests that equivalent in American gold might be given. 452
Mr. Mendoza to Mr. Root Apr. 6 Relations of the United States with Colombia. Replies at length to note of Feb. 10; disclaims any intention to cast any aspersions on the honor and good faith of the United States; reviews the question of the Panama Canal construction, with special reference to the treaty of 1869 rejected by the Senate of the United States; throws on the Spooner Act the blame for the rejection of the treaty of 1903 by Colombia; insists that by the action of the United States the independence of Panama was made possible, and a great wrong committed, for which Colombia should be compensated, and offers to name the amount or to submit to arbitration the question whether the said action of the United States was in violation of the treaty of 1846 and of the principles of international law. Repudiates the charge that Colombia’s rule over Panama was unlawful and tyrannical. 421
69 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root Apr. 14 Political and business conditions in Colombia. Reports general improvement. 443
73 Same to same Apr. 19 Increase of duty on flour. Acknowledges No. 16 and states that duty is given in gold valuation and not what might be termed ordinary Colombian currency. All customs duties in Colombia are stated practically in gold. 453
Same to same (telegram) May 26 Relations of the United States with Colombia. States that the President of Colombia, inviting him in a private conference, submitted the following, recognizing impracticability any further discussion of arbitration and indemnity over the Panama question, and desiring to take practical steps to settle difference. He proposes: (Here follow suggestions which are still the subject of pending negotiations.) 434
Mr. Root to Mr. Barrett (telegram). June 2 Same subject. “Say to President Reyes that I am most favorably impressed by his proposals and shall be glad to undertake negotiations on general lines suggested by him.” 434
Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root (telegram). June 7 Same subject. The President of Colombia in a private conference says the following: “First, he is much pleased with your answer, and says that now begins a new era in friendly relations. Second, to-day has telegraphed to minister of Colombia at Washington, ‘return at once ostensibly on leave of absence, and will send, on your return, a new minister in sympathy with proposed negotiations.’ Third, Valencia, Pan-American delegate, on arriving at New York, will be instructed to call upon and confer with you. Fourth, desires to know what (date) do you expect (to) arrive at Panama en route home.” 434
[Page LXXXII]98 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root 1906. June 7 Political and business conditions in Colombia. Incloses report entitled “Colombia a land of great possibilities.” 443
Same to same (telegram) June 17 Visit of Secretary Root. Asks if Secretary Root will accept invitation of Colombia to stop a day at Cartagena en route Panama New York. The minister of foreign affairs will be sent to meet the Secretary on his arrival. 439
Mr. Root to Mr. Barrett (telegram). June 21 Same subject. States that he expects to sail from Panama on or about 24th September. He will call at Cartagena and hopes to see minister for foreign affairs and Mr. Barrett. Will give further information later. 440
Mr. Barrett to Mr. Root (telegram). June 24 Same subject. Reports that the President of Colombia is much pleased with Secretary Root’s willingness to stop at Cartagena. 440
Same to same (telegram) June 30 Relations of the united States to Colombia. Transmits a request of the President of Colombia that public announcement be made in the United States of the preliminary negotiations initiated in Colombia, and of the contemplated appointment of Señor Enrique Cortes as minister of Colombia on Secretary Root’s return from his visit to South American republics. 435
119 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Bacon July 13 Same subject. Incloses text of resolution adopted by the National Commercial Congress, holding sessions in Bogota, urging a prompt settlement of all questions pending between Colombia on the one hand and the United States and Panama on the other, along the lines of negotiations begun by President Reyes and himself. 435
129 Mr. Barrett to Mr. Bacon Aug. 1 Visit of Secretary Root. Gives itinerary of his proposed trip to Guayaquil, and states that he is to meet Mr. Root at that place and accompany him to Panama and thence to Cartagena. 440
1 Mr. Koppel to Mr. Root Aug. 20 Relations of the United States with Colombia. Incloses resolution of the council of ministers declaring Diego Mendoza Perez, late Colombian minister at Washington, a traitor to his country, on account of letters signed by him and published in New York on July 2, and states that if he does not return to answer the charge his extradition will be requested. 436
Mr. MacMaster to Mr. Root Sept. 26 Visit of Secretary Root. Incloses newspaper articles containing speech made by the minister of foreign affairs and Mr. Root’s reply thereto. Speaks of good effects thereof. 440

cuba.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1321 Mr. Squiers to Mr. Root 1905. Sept. 1 Trade-mark registration law of Cuba. Incloses copy of note from foreign office in reply to representations made by him in which it is suggested that the United States join in the Pan-American convention of 1902 to which Cuba proposes to adhere. 494
556 Mr. Root to Mr. Squiers Oct. 30 Same subject. Incloses copy of letter from the Secretary of the Interior, stating that the Commissioner of Patents recommends that this country shall not join in treaty as proposed in his No. 1321. 495
1438 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 13 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Incloses copy of note to foreign office urging early beginning of work, together with copy of reply thereto. 503
1441 Same to same Jan. 16 Same subject. Reports the publication of a presidential decree providing a sanitary organization for the whole island and regulating in minute detail all matters pertaining to sanitation. 506
580 Mr. Root to Mr. Sleeper Jan. 20 Same subject. Refers to unsatisfactory reply of the secretary of state of Cuba, transmitted in his No. 1438, and directs him to inform the Cuban Government that this Government thinks the time has come when there should be action. 506
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 30 Foreign rice milled in the United States denied the benefit of the reciprocity treaty. Instructs legation to urge upon Cuban Government the granting of benefit of reciprocity treaty rate to certain foreign rice milled in this country and shipped to Cuba by Seaboard Rice Milling Company. 515
[Page LXXXIII] Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram) 1906. Jan. 30 Same subject. Reports compliance with the department’s telegram and adds that answer of foreign office will be made known as soon as received. 515
1453 Same to same Feb. 1 Trade-mark registration law of Cuba. Transmits translation of ruling defining the steps necessary to be taken to secure protection of trade-marks in those countries subscribing to the Convention of Berne. States that the ruling reaffirms the Madrid arrangement of April 14, 1891, which effected the adherence of the Spanish Government to the Berne convention. 496
1457 Same to same Feb. 2 Foreign rice milled in the United States denied the benefit of the reciprocity treaty. Incloses copy of note to foreign office. 516
1461 Same to same Feb. 3 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Incloses translation of decree referred to in No. 1441. 507
1465 Same to same Feb. 6 Same subject, incloses translation of note from Cuban secretary of state showing that the work in Habana, which is most urgent, will be taken up during the present year and the expense met by a joint loan of the Government and the municipality. 508
1474 Same to same Feb. 20 Foreign rice milled in the United States denied the benefit of the reciprocity treaty. Incloses copy of note from foreign office, with inclosures, from the Cuban treasury department, in which the advantages of the reciprocity treaty are refused to the rice in question. 516
7 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Morgan Mar. 3 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 1474 and states that the refusal by the Cuban Government to apply benefit of the existing reciprocity treaty to the rice in question is regarded as ill founded and is unsatisfactory. Instructs him to recur on convenient occasion to the subject at the foreign office, with a view to ultimately securing for the rice the benefit of the treaty. 518
23 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root Mar. 29 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Reports that sanitary measures against yellow fever are being carried out in accordance with the Ludlow regulations of 1899. 510
32 Same to same Apr. 10 Foreign rice milled in the United States denied the benefit of the reciprocity treaty. Acknowledges No. 7 and states that he proposes to address the new Cuban secretary of the treasury in regard to the matter, and that he will report in immediate future. 518
59 Same to same May 5 Trade-mark convention between Cuba and France. Incloses translation of text. 521
29 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Morgan May 19 Trade-mark registration law of Cuba. Incloses for investigation and proper representation correspondence relative to the unjust appropriation by Cuban citizens of American trade-marks; states that the department considers it expedient to have the matter righted by an administrative and legislative action rather than by a provision in the proposed new treaty, and informs him that when redress is given it should include the restoration of trade-marks to American citizens who have been deprived of them. 498
88 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root June 11 Sanitation of Cuban cities. Incloses translation of presidential decree assigning certain sums of money to the use of the sanitary authorities at Bolondron. Union de Reves, and Alacranes. 509
98 Same to same June 15 Trade-mark registration law of Cuba. Reports action taken on instruction No. 29, and outlines measures which the Cuban Government proposes to take with a view to remedying, at least in part, the present injustice suffered by proprietors of American trade-marks in Cuba. 498
116 Same to same July 6 Foreign rice milled in the Unieed States denied the benefit of the reciprocity treaty. Incloses memorandum received from the Cuban treasury department declining to give to foreign rice cleaned in the United States the benefit of the reciprocity treaty, the contention being that the mere hulling or cleaning of rice is not sufficient to make it a product of the soil or industry of the United States. 519
47 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Morgan July 14 Same subject. States that in view of his No. 116 the matter may be allowed to rest, subject to be taken up again in any future negotiations for the recasting of the reciprocal commercial arrangement between the two countries. 520
[Page LXXXIV]135 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root 1906. July 19 Alleged outrage on American residents of the Isle of Pines. Reports the arrest of Miss Millie Brown, L. C. Giltner, and H. L. Augustine for violation of military order No. 50, copy of which is inclosed. States that parties admit guilt and a minimum punishment has been imposed. Reports interview with secretary of state and justice. 510
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Sleeper (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Instructs the legation to make immediate inquiry into and send a full report of an outrage which, as represented to President, has been committed in the arrest of Miss Millie Brown, Lou Giltner, and young Augustine, Isle of Pines. 512
Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram). July 21 Same subject. Says the matter is fully reported in dispatch 135, mailed this day, and that the alleged outrage is not apparent. 512
Same to same (telegram) July 24 Same subject. Reports that considering their declaration of ignorance of the law and promise to not again transgress, he has received from the secretary of state assurances that his request for the pardon of Miss Millie Brown and associates will be favorably considered at the cabinet meeting to-morrow. 513
144 Same to same July 26 Same subject. Reports conversation with Cuban secretary of state; incloses letter from Miss Brown, together with copy of his note to the secretary of state and the latter’s reply thereto, granting pardon of Miss Brown and Messrs. Giltner and Augustine. 513
156 Same to same Aug. 20 Trade-mark registration law of Cuba. Incloses correspondence with foreign office from which it appears that in the opinion of the Cuban Government the present regulations, founded not only on the Spanish law, but also on the orders of the American military government, afford ample protection to American owners, if they will only have their marks registered in accordance therewith. 499
157 Same to same Aug. 21 Insurrection and intervention of the United States in Cuba. Reports that an armed uprising against the Government exists in certain provinces. Incloses decree increasing the force of the rural guard. 454
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 24 Same subject. States that the insurgents are in possession of the towns of San Juan y Martinez and San Luis, province of Pinar del Rio. He says they have threatened to blow up bridges and burn property of Western Railway (English) if company continues to transport government troops. 455
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 25 Same subject. Reports that the President has prevailed upon Secretary O’Farrill to retain the portfolio of state and justice; that Montalvo is acting secretary of the Government until the return of Ruis Rivera from Central America, who has been cabled for; and that the insurgents have evacuated San Juan y Martinez and San Luis. States that the general situation is unchanged. 456
160 Same to same do Same subject. Reports situation unchanged and both parties busily engaged in perfecting organization. States that in interviews with the secretary of state and the secretary of the treasury he urged upon them the necessity of energetic action. 456
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 28 Same subject. Asks to be advised if the following is satisfactory reply and advice to send to Americans requesting protection of property: “In all cases of damage, destruction, or seizure of property against the will of the owner by agents of the Government or other parties, a complaint stating the facts and containing a list of the property so damaged, destroyed, or seized should be made to the court having jurisdiction, a copy of said complaint being forwarded at the same time to this legation. Wherever possible a statement in case property is damaged or destroyed and a receipt in case property is appropriated, subscribed to by the person or persons responsible for such damage or destruction or making such appropriation, should be procured.” 457
162 Same to same do Same subject. Reports general improvement in situation and incloses copy of President’s amnesty proclamation. 457
[Page LXXXV] Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram). 1906. Aug. 29 Same subject. Reports that insurrectionists, under Campos Marquetti, colored member of congress, yesterday entered town of Cabanas, estate Mercedita Sugar Company, taking horses, saddles, etc., property of company. States that he has advised manager along lines of cable yesterday to the department, has presented request protection to Cuban Government, and has acted in like manner in similar cases elsewhere. 460
Mr. Adee to Mr. Sleeper (telegram). do Same subject. Informs the legation that the proposed advice to parties despoiled by insurgents has the department’s approval. Action Mercedita case also approved. 460
Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that Asbert, the rebel leader, Habana Province, is quoted in La Discussion as threatening to burn foreign properties after 15th proximo, unless Government grants demands of revolutionists. 460
164 Same to same Aug. 30 Same subject. Incloses copy of a note to the foreign office requesting the necessary protection for certain American companies. 460
165 Same to same do Same subject. Reports amnesty order has not yet had anticipated effect. Incloses newspaper clippings. 461
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Quotes a telegram received from the Santiago consulate, which says that there is reliable private information that General Rabi and other prominent generals of the liberating army left that morning for Habana at the request of the Government for the purpose of conferring with insurgent leaders with a view to the effecting a compromise of existing troubles. He also says that the legation has been privately informed that these generals were requested by the Government to take the field against the revolutionists, and that they offered in lieu thereof to appoint a committee to endeavor to effect amicable settlement. 463
59 Mr. Adee to Mr. Sleeper Aug. 31 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 160 and directs him to urge upon the Cuban Government the necessity for the protection of American interests. 463
167 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root Sept. 1 Same subject. Gives detailed account of progress of affairs since amnesty proclamation. Incloses a note from foreign office and newspaper clippings. 464
172 Same to same Sept. 4 Same subject. Reports apparent tendency toward peace and compromise on the part of President Palma and his party. Incloses report from the American consul at Santiago. 467
178 Same to same Sept. 6 Same subject. Reports further on the situation with regard to rumors of negotiations for peace. 469
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 7 Same subject. Reports that insurgents have destroyed two culverts of Western Railway between towns of Pinar del Rio and San Luis and interrupted traffic. He also says that emissary left for Pinar del Rio on behalf of veterans to induce Pino Guerra to suspend hostilities pending the discussion of peace negotiations. 470
181 Same to same Sept. 8 Same subject. Reports situation in various provinces; also the destruction of railroad bridges and other hostile demonstrations by General Guerra, which are likely to put an end to the peace negotiations. States that the situation is unquestionably becoming more serious day by day. 470
Mr. Steinhart to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the secretary of state has requested him, in the name of President Palma, to ask President Roosevelt to send immediately two vessels—one to Habana, other to Cienfuegos. They must come at once. The Government forces are unable to quell the rebellion. The Government is unable to protect life and property. States that President Palma will convene Congress next Friday, and Congress will ask for our forcible intervention. It must be kept secret and confidential that Palma has asked for vessels. No one here except President, secretary of state, and myself knows about it. Very anxiously awaiting reply. 473
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 10 Same subject. President here worried because no reply received my message, and asks war vessels be sent immediately.” 473
[Page LXXXVI] Mr. Bacon to Mr. Steinhart (telegram). 1906. Sept. 10 Same subject. States that two ships are due to arrive Wednesday. Calls attention to the reluctance with which this Government approaches the question of intervention and informs him that it is assumed that the Cuban Government is making every effort to come to a working agreement which will secure peace with the insurrectos, provided that they are unable to hold their own with them in the field. Until such efforts have been made this Government is not prepared to consider the question of intervention at all. 474
Mr. Steinhart to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that telegram has been communicated to the President, who asks that ships remain for a considerable time to give security to foreigners in the island. The President says that he will do as much as possible with his forces to put down insurrection, but if unable to conquer or compromise, Cuban Congress will indicate kind of intervention desirable. 474
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Steinhart (telegram). Sept. 11 Same subject. States that the President believes actual and immediate intervention to be out of the question. Requests opinion as to the sending of a word of emphatic warning as to the certainty that intervention will come unless the people of Cuba find some way to settle their difficulties. Directs him to urge President Palma to use in the most effective manner all the resources at his command to quell the revolt. 474
184 Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root. do Same subject. Incloses proclamation calling for an extra session of Congress. 475
Mr. Steinhart to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 12 Same subject. Suggests that the following be communicated to President Palma: “The President of the United States directs me to communicate to you that he regrets present state of affairs in Cuba, and directs me to further say that you must use in the most effective manner all the resources at your command to quell the present revolt, or else in the end intervention on the part of the United States of America will become a necessity, which, for the sake of your country, must be avoided.” 475
Mr. Steinhart to Mr. Bacon (telegram). do Same subject. Acknowledges the receipt of cable instructions and states that message in question, together with presence of war vessels, will have greatest influence with Cuban Congress and insurgents in the field. It is reported that President Palma consents to appoint a congressional commission composed of men of both parties, who will modify the electoral and municipal laws as demanded by the insurgents. 476
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Quotes memorandum received from the Cuban secretary of state saying that the rebellion has increased in certain provinces; that the Cuban Government has no elements to contend it, and stating that President Palma asks for American intervention. 476
Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that in a short conversation with the President that afternoon he urged American citizens and interests be furnished all protection possible, and says that many Americans have complained to legation that the protection already requested has not been afforded. In reply to an inquiry as to ability of Government to crush rebellion he replied evasively. Announces arrival of the cruiser Denver, and asks full instructions. 476
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 13 Same subject. Quotes telegram received from the consul at Santiago reporting the situation at that place. 477
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that the British consul called at the legation and stated that he considers British interests in jeopardy. States damage claimed to have been done by insurgents. 477
Mr. Steinhart to Mr. Bacon (telegram). do Same subject. States that President Palma, through him, officially asks for American intervention. The President has irrevocably resolved to resign and deliver the Government of Cuba to the representative whom the President of the United States may designate. States that it may be necessary to land force of Denver to protect American property. 477
[Page LXXXVII] Mr. Bacon to Mr. Sleeper (telegram). 1906. Sept. 13 Same subject. Acknowledges telegram of 12th, and says that vessels sent to Cuban waters are under orders of the President, who will determine when and how they shall be used for protection of American life and property. Directs that while he may request asylum on board for Americans in case of danger he will not under any circumstances request landing of marines or any armed force except under orders from the Department of State; also desires him to continue to report promptly all developments or indications in the Cuban situation. 478
Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that at an interview with the President in the presence of Captain Colwell it was decided to land a battalion of 100 men with 3 field pieces for use in case of disorders within the city menacing American life and property. 478
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 14 Same subject. States that immediately upon the receipt of cable instructions he requested Captain Colwell, who had already landed force, to withdraw it. 479
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Corrects and amplifies telegram of the 13th and reports meeting of Cuban Congress in extraordinary session, and passage of bills for increase of government forces. 479
Mr. Steinhart to Mr. Root (telegram.) do Same subject. Reports that President Palma is ready to present resignation, even though present disturbances should cease at once. Vice-president has resolved not to accept the office. Cabinet ministers have declared intention to resign; thus prevailing state of anarchy will continue unless the United States will adopt measures necessary to avoid this danger. 479
President Roosevelt to Mr. Bacon. do Same subject. States that in view of present situation and repeated requests of President Palma it is evident that the United States must act at once in such a way as to protect American interests by fulfilling American obligations to Cuba. Incloses letter for transmission to the Cuban minister. 480
President Roosevelt to Mr. de Quesada. do Same subject. Refers to the steady growth of prosperity existing in Cuba up to the time of the present disturbances, and to the rights of the United States under the treaty with Cuba, and states that the internal affairs of that country now seem to have reached a stage of disorder which call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and some arrangement which will secure the permanent pacification of the island. Informs him of the sending of Secretary of War Taft and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon to Habana with a view to rendering such aid as is possible toward the desired ends. 480
Mr. Sleeper to Mr. Root (telegram.) Sept. 15 Same subject. Reports encounter between rural guard and rebels at Habana and Santo Domingo. States that the Des Moines and Dixie have arrived. Says there is a more hopeful tone since publication of President’s letter. 482
188 Same to same do Same subject. Recites circumstances which led him, after conversation with President Palma, to ask for the landing of the United States marines. Incloses copy of President Palma’s message to Congress, and states that a copy of President Roosevelt’s letter to Señor Quesada has been communicated to President Palma. 482
189 Same to same Sept. 17 Same subject. Incloses copy of law approving President Palma’s administration; also copy of notice of the adjournment of Congress. 485
190 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses translation of presidential decree, directing the government forces to suspend all operations in the field and to remain on the defensive 486
321 Mr. Almeida to Mr. Adee do Same subject. States that he has received a message saying that his Government has issued a decree for the suspension of hostilities on the island on the part of the loyal forces in the expectation that the revolutionists would do likewise. 486
Mr. Root to Mr. de Quesada. Oct. 1 Same subject. Quotes message received from Mr. Bacon in Habana, stating that Secretary Taft expresses the hope that Mr. Quesada will not resign his post as Cuban minister. Adds his personal request to that of Secretary Taft. 487
[Page LXXXVIII] Mr. de Quesada to Mr. Root. 1906. Oct. 3 Same subject. Expresses appreciation of sentiments conveyed in letter of the 1st and states that he will remain at his post. 487
Mr. Root to Mr. Taft Oct. 6 Same subject. Transmits copy of note of the 3d instant from Minister Quesada. 488
217 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root Oct. 13 Same subject. Transmits epitome of events attendant upon the establishment of the provisional government in Cuba. 489
Executive order by President Roosevelt. Oct. 23 Same subject. It is hereby ordered that the temporary administration of the government of the Republic of Cuba in virtue of the requirements of article 3 of the treaty of May 22, 1903, shall be conducted in Habana by the provisional governor, subject to the supervision of the Secretary of War; and all business in relation thereto in this country will be transacted in the Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War Department, where it will be made a matter of official record. 494
259 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Root Nov. 9 Trade-mark registration law of Cuba. Incloses newspaper clipping regarding the recent decision of the supreme court of Cuba, by which the owner of a foreign patent is confirmed in the enjoyment of his patent rights in Cuba. States that it is not known whether this decision by implication may be interpreted as protecting foreign trade-marks as well as patent rights. 502
91 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Morgan Nov. 23 Same subject. States that copies of his No. 259 have been forwarded to the Interior Department and the Merchants’ Association of New York and that it has been suggested to the latter body that steps might be taken to bring a test case of piracy of a trade-mark before the supreme court of Cuba. 503

denmark.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root (telegram). 1906. Jan. 29 Death of King Christian. “King Christian died this afternoonat 3.40; had worked until 1, feeling well; at luncheon felt weak, and shortly afterwards died without pain. Dowager Empress of Russia and Crown Prince of Denmark present when he died.” 523
Mr. Root to Mr. O’Brien (telegram). do Same subject. “Convey through appropriate channel the sincere condolences of the President and of your countrymen upon the death of His Majesty King Christian.” 523
Mr. Brun to Mr. Root do Same subject. Requests that the President be informed of the death of the King, which occurred at 3.20 p.m. this day. 524
President Roosevelt to the King of Denmark (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject. “I desire to express to you my profound sympathy in the grief that you and your people feel in the loss of the late King, who during his long reign has been in very truth a father to his people.” 523
Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. “At noon late crown prince proclaimed King Frederick VIII by prime minister in presence of large concourse. Announcement received with enthusiasm.” 523
68 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root Jan. 31 Same subject. Gives particulars of death and incloses copies of notes to and from the foreign office. 524
602 Mr. Root to Mr. Brun Feb. 1 Same subject. Acknowledges note of Jan. 29; refers to telegraphic instruction to the American legation; quotes telegram of the President to the King and requests that expression of his personal sorrow be conveyed to the minister for foreign affairs. 526
Mr. Root to Mr. O’Brien (telegram). Feb. 8 Same subject. Notifies him that he is to be the President’s representative at the King’s funeral. Instructs him to notify the foreign office accordingly. 526
74 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root Feb. 9 Arbitration treaty between Denmark and the Netherlands. Text. 530
Supplementary treaty between the United States and Denmark. Feb. 19 For the extradition of criminals. Text 531
77 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root Feb. 20 Diplomatic uniforms. Represents the advisability of adopting uniforms for the United States diplomatic service. 527
[Page LXXXIX]23 Mr. Bacon to Mr. O’Brien 1906. Mar. 9 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 77 and incloses copy of No. 87, Sept. 15, 1899, to Russia. 527
624 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Brun May 7 Consular officers of the united states can not receive foreign appointments. Acknowledges note of the 30th ultimo and informs him that the department has always held that no one could be appointed to a position in the American consular service who is already holding office under some other government, and that acceptance of office from another government vacated the appointment of this Government. 534
101 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root May 14 Arbitration treaty between Denmark and Italy. Text. 528
629 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Brun June 22 Agreement by exchange of notes on June 22 and June 26, 1906, with respect to the protection of industrial designs or models. Makes declaration requested in note of the 8th instant, that, under the laws of the United States, it is not necessary, in order to secure the protection of Danish industrial designs or models, that the articles they represent shall be manufactured in the United States. 533
Mr. Brun to Mr. Bacon June 26 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 629 and makes similar declaration on the part of Denmark. Will transmit text of royal ordinance immediately upon its promulgation. 533
Royal ordinance Aug. 14 Same subject. Text 534
42 Mr. Adee to Mr. O’Brien Sept. 26 Emigration agents of South Carolina in Europe. Instructs him to facilitate the mission of Geo. E. C. Bahncke, emigration agent. 67
121 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Root Oct. 8 Same subject. Reports action taken on No. 42 and incloses copy of Danish law on the subject. 68

dominican republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
202 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 2 Revolutionary disturbances in Santo Domingo. Reports events already cabled with fuller details and incloses correspondence with the Dominican Government and with United States naval and consular officers. 536
203 Same to same Jan. 16 Same subject. Full account of events reported by cable since Jan. 2, and incloses copy of letter from President Morales, together with copies of notes to and from the minister for foreign affairs relative to Morales’ resignation and the assumption of executive power by Vice-President Ramon Caceres. 543
205 Same to same Jan. 17 Enforcement of the sugar production tax. Reports conference with the minister for foreign affairs and sugar planters, and states that the tax will probably be abolished by the next Congress, but the important point is to determine the formal security to be given by the planters pending the decision of the supreme court. Incloses note from minister for foreign affairs. 609
208 Same to same Jan. 29 Same subject. States that the Dominican Government desires assurance that other sugar planters will abide by the decision of the court in the suit now pending against W. L. Bass. Incloses correspondence with minister for foreign affairs. 611
210 Same to same Feb. 2 Revolutionary disturbances in Santo Domingo. Incloses note from French chargé d’affaires expressing thanks for assistance given French citizens during recent revolutionary disturbances at Sanchez by the commanders of the U. S. S. Eagle and Paducah and the acting American consular agent. Incloses correspondence. 549
211 Same to same do Same subject. Reports further in regard to the situation and incloses dispatch from the consular agent at Sanchez, together with agreements relative to the surrender of the Independencia. 551
213 Same to same Feb. 3 Enforcement of the sugar production tax. Reports action of the legation; quotes memorandum from the minister for foreign affairs, stating the position of the Dominican Government, and reviews court proceedings. 612
[Page XC]219 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 21 Revolutionary disturbances in Santo Domingo. Transmits letter from the government physician in charge of the Red Cross at Sanchez, expressing his gratitude for assistance given by United States naval officers in attending the Dominican wounded in the recent disorders. Incloses copy of his reply thereto. 556
229 Same to same Mar. 7 Enforcement of the sugar production tax. Reports in regard to proposed settlement between the sugar planters and Dominican Government looking to twenty years’ exemption from taxation on immediate payment of $100,000 and outlines present status of Bass case. 614
231 Same to same do Message oi President Caceres summary oi most salient parts. 568
105 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Dawson Mar. 31 American concessions in the Dominican Republic. Approves filing of protest as reported in No. 222. 557
247 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root May 10 Control of Dominican customs. Incloses act appropriating 30 per cent of the export duties for the construction of railways. States that a contract has been made with ex-President Horatio Vas-quez for the construction of a railroad from Santiago to Moca. Points out advantages of railway and submits his views as to the law and contract being admissible under the requirements of the modus vivendi. 559
248 Same to same do American concessions in the Dominican Republic. Reports interview with agent of the Clyde Steamship Company, in which the agent raised objections to the reduction of the port dues as proposed to the Dominican Congress by the minister of foreign affairs. Also reports interview with President, during which he intimated to the President that it was not advisable to take aggressively adverse action against established American enterprises, as seems to have been the case in several recent instances. 558
250 Same to same May 21 Enforcement of the sugar-production tax. Reports that the Bass case has been decided in the supreme courtin favor of the Government. Outlines the effect of decision. 615
111 Mr. Root to Mr. Dawson May 24 Control oi Dominican customs. States that the Government does not regard the putting into force of the act of the Dominican Congress of June 27, 1905, as a violation of the modus vivendi, but that none of the money should be withdrawn from deposit in New York banks for such purposes. 563
112 Same to same May 31 American concessions in the Dominican Republic. While regretting vexatious restrictions on commerce caused by such concessions, and hoping that the whole question will be eventually adjusted, approves his course in maintaining the observance of agreements made with American interests. 559
253 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root June 2 Enforcement of the sugar-production tax. Reviews decision and incloses copy thereof, with copies of requests made by the resident manager for Mr. Bass, that he intervene to prevent the execution of the judgment of the supreme court and of his reply thereto. 616
255 Same to same June 9 Same subject. States that minister of finance, after conference with himself and attorney-general, agrees to suspend sale of all but a small quantity, but insists that the decision of the court must be enforced and that he has no power to accept less than the whole amount of tax, which may be paid in installments if desired. Incloses copy of letter to manager of Bass estate. 621
256 Same to same do Control of Dominican customs. Reports arrangements made for mission of minister of finance to the United States. 563
261 Same to same June 16 Boundary question between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Incloses memorandum. 600
120 J Mr. Bacon to Mr. Dawson July 11 Same subject. Commends memorandum transmitted with No. 261. 609
[Page XCI]271 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root 1906. Aug. 1 Withdrawal of Portuguese consul’s exequatur. Reports that the Dominican Government has withdrawn the exequatur of the Portuguese consul, who is a native Dominican, on the ground of his complicity in the conspiracy which resulted in the attack upon Macoris, and states that the consul has appealed to him as acting dean of the diplomatic corps to intervene, but that he declined. 570
130 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Dawson Aug. 21 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 271 and states that the granting and withdrawal of exequaturs are sovereign prerogatives. 571
286 Mr. Dawson to Mr. Root Aug. 29 Same subject. Incloses copy oi letter Irom dean of the diplomatic corps, stating that he thinks that the corps ought to take no action under the circumstances. 571
298 Same to same Sept. 10 Labors of the Dominican Congress during the session of 1906. Gives detailed report. 564
309 Same to same Oct. 18 Chronology of political events in Santo Domingo. Transmits chronological statement embracing political events since 1844. 572
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Pollock Oct. 31 Same subject. Acknowledges No. 309 and commends care and labor bestowed thereon. 600

ecuador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
7 Mr. Lee to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 13 Revolution. Reports outbreak of revolution on Jan. 1. 623
10 Same to same Jan. 20 Same subject. Reports that revolutionists under General Alfaro entered Quito on Jan. 17, and that before taking refuge in the legation of Colombia President Garcia issued a decree removing the capital to Guayaquil and transferring the executive power to the vice-president. Steps are being taken for the recapture of Quito. 623
13 Same to same Feb. 16 Same subject. Reports his call upon General Alfaro, who is in control of the Government, and states that calls will shortly be made by other members of the diplomatic corps. 624
23B Mr. Lee to Mr. Root Apr. 30 Sanitation of Guayaquil. States that General Alfaro has written to Colonel Gorgas at Panama; asking his assistance to combat yellow fever at Guayaquil. Expresses hope that request may be favorably received. 627
Mr. Carbo to Mr. Root May 25 Visit of Secretary Root to South America. Refers to previous conversation, extends invitation on behalf of Ecuador, and mentions arrangements made for his reception at Guayaquil. 624
3 Mr. Root to Mr. Carbo May 28 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Refers to conversation of this date and states that it will give the authorities of the United States great pleasure to unite in friendly cooperation with the authorities of Ecuador for the more perfect protection of Ecuador, Panama, and the Canal Zone against contagious and epidemic diseases. 627
4 Same to same June 20 Visit of Secretary Root to South America. Expresses his appreciation of invitation, but states that previous arrangements will necessarily limit his stav at Guayaquil to a few hours. 625
Mr. Lee to Mr. Root July 19 Official encouragement to industrial, agricultural, and other enterprises. Incloses résumé of decree issued by the Government. 627
36 Same to same July 23 Railway building in Eucador. Transmits detailed report. 629
Mr. Carbo to Mr. Root Oct. 26 Visit of Secretary Root to South America. Expresses regret that previous arrangements prevent visit to Guayaquil. 626
15 Mr. Root to Mr. Carbo Oct. 31 Same subject. Asks that an expression of his sincere appreciation of its courtesy and his deep regret that circumstances render it impossible for him to visit Ecuador and to meet its distinguished statesmen be conveyed to the Ecuadoran Government. 626
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france.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Root. 1906. Feb. 1 Election of the President of the French Republic. Announces the election on Jan. 17 of Mr. Armand Fallières as President of the French Republic for the term of seven years. 631
Mr. Root to Mr. Vignaud (telegram). Feb. 7 Protection of French interests in Venezuela and of Venezuelan interests in France. Directs him to ascertain if it is agreeable to French Government that our consuls take charge of archives of Venezuelan consulates in France and at Port de France as requested by the Venezuelan Government, and if so, to instruct consuls at Paris, Bordeaux, Havre, Nice, Marseille, and Nantes for St. Nazaire, where the agent, a Frenchman, could probably not assume custody. 1434
Mr. Root to Mr. Jusserand Feb. 9 Election of the President of the French Republic. Acknowledges note of the 1st instant and joins in the wish expressed therein for the continued strengthening of the ties of friendship and sympathy that bind the two countries. 631
103 Mr. Vignaud to Mr. Root Feb. 16 Protection of French interests in Venezuela and of Venezuelan interests in France. Reports that the French Government has no objection to American consuls taking charge of the archives of the Venezuelan consulates, provided they confine themselves simply to the custody of the archives and exercise no consular function for the Venezuelan Government. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs, together with circular instruction addressed to American consular officers in France. 1435
125 Mr. Bacon to Mr. McCormick Mar. 5 Removal of the remains of Admiral John Paul Jones. Informs him in regard to the arrangements made for the formal removal of the remains of John Paul Jones at the United States Naval Academy, and directs him to communicate the facts to the French Government and request the participation of French naval forces. 636
President Roosevelt to President Fallières (telegram). Mar. 12 Disaster in French mines. Expresses sympathy of the Government and people of the United States. 639
President Fallières to President Roosevelt (telegram). Mar. 13 Same subject. Expresses gratitude for telegram of 12th. 639
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Root Apr. 1 Removal of the remains of Admiral John Paul Jones. States that ceremonies at Annapolis will be attended by 3 French cruisers, which will arrive at Annapolis by Apr. 20. 638
117 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Root Apr. 6 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from the French Government, accepting invitation to participate and giving information in regard to the vessels to be sent to Annapolis. 637
296 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Jusserand. Apr. 7 Same subject. Informs him that purport of his note of the 1st instant has been communicated to the Secretary of the Navy. 638
President Roosevelt to President Fallières (telegram). Apr. 24 Same subject. Expresses thanks to President Fallières and the French nation for distinct courtesy in connection with the Annapolis ceremonies. Extends wishes for success, prosperity, and happiness to the French Republic. 638
131 Mr. McCormick to Mr. Root. May 4 Franklin celebration in Paris. Reports in regard to the celebration and the unveiling of the statue of Franklin. 632
Mr. Des Portes to Mr. Root Aug. 18 Floating mines in the Gulf of Pechili. Requests views of this Government in regard to an international agreement to prevent danger from floating mines. 304
342 Mr. Root to Mr. Des Portes Oct. 15 Protection of trade-marks in China. See note of this date to British embassy. 257
343 Same to same Oct. 16 Floating mines in the Gulf of Pechili. Discusses the question and states that the United States will favor an international agreement to restrict and regulate the employment of mines in the open seas. 304
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Root Dec. 15 Protection of trade-marks in China. States that his Government sees no objection to the addition to article 7 proposed in inote of Oct. 15. 259
Same to same do Presentation of the Benjamin Franklin gold medal to the French Government. Acknowledges receipt of the medal and shows disposition made thereof by the French Government. 635
[Page XCIII] Mr. Root to President Roosevelt. 1906. Dec. 20 Same subject. Reports presentation of the medal and incloses copy of his remarks made on that occasion, a copy of the reply of the French ambassador, and a translation of a note from the ambassador showing the disposition which the French Government had made of the medal. 633
Mr. Root to Mr. Jusserand do Same subject. Acknowledges note of the 15th instant, informs him of the purport of letter of this date to the President, and expresses thanks for the framed facsimile of the print of speeches. 636

germany.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Hay. 1904. Sept. 29 Protection of trade-marks in China. Suggests postponement for a few months of the date on which the new Chinese trade-mark regulations are to go into effect. 240
Mr. Hay to Baron Sternburg. Oct. 10 Same subject. Acknowledges note of Sept. 29 and states that as the regulations in their present shape will be put in temporary operation only, the department does not see its way to comply with his request for a postponement. 241
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Root. 1905. Nov. 29 Reciprocity agreement between the United States and Germany. Makes formal notice of the intention of the German Government to terminate, on Mar. 1, 1906, the commercial agreement of July 10, 1900. 640
297 Mr. Bacon to Baron Sternburg. Dec. 2 Same subject. Acknowledges note 29th ultimo in regard to the termination of the commercial agreement July 10, 1900. 640
874 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 17 Commercial treaty between Germany and Bulgaria. Incloses text. 655
Memorandum from the German embassy. Jan. 18 Protection of trade-marks in China. Refers to objections of Minister Rockhill to the 25th article of the regulations proposed by the powers and gives reasons why the article should not be omitted. 251
876 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root do Military service case of Maurice Kahn. Incloses copy of note addressed to the foreign office in accordance with instruction No. 438. 648
465 Mr. Root to Mr. Tower Feb. 15 Same subject. Approves note transmitted with No. 876, in which it is made clear that the United States Government does not acquiesce in the contention of the German Government as to the nonapplicability of the Bancroft naturalization treaties to Alsace and Lorraine. 650
Mr. Root to Baron Sternburg. Feb. 16 Reciprocity agreement between the United States and Germany. Indicates and discusses modifications that will be made in the customs laws and regulations, confirming as far as practicable or permissible the desires set forth in embassy’s note of Nov. 21. 640
Memorandum to the German embassy. Feb. 17 Protection of trade-marks in China. Points out injury that might result to the American firms that have already entered their trade-marks in China if section 25 is kept as now drafted and states that no danger is seen in the omission of that article. Proposes an amendment by which the same right of priority will be conceded to marks registered in China as that secured by section 7 to marks registered abroad. 251
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Root. Feb. 18 Reciprocity agreement between the United States and Germany. States that a bill will beintroduced this day in the Reichstag, extending to the United States until June 30, 1907, the rates granted by treaty to other countries on the understanding that the German products will continue to enjoy the advantages of the former reciprocity arrangement and that the customs regulations will be mads less severe. 643
Mr. Root to Baron Sternburg. Feb. 19 Same subject. States that upon assurance of the United States being granted the reduced rates of duty under the German treaties with other countries until June 30, 1907, the President will issue the proclamation, securing to Germany the reduced duties of section 3 of the Dingley tariff. Refers to No. 331, and expresses hope and belief that a mutually satisfactory and permanent convention will be perfected. 643
[Page XCIV]896 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 19 Exemption from the payment of church taxes in Germany. Incloses note from foreign office, inquiring as to whether German subjects residing in the United States are exempt from church tax, and states that under a new regulation exemption from the payment of this tax will be granted to foreign residents in Germany only on condition of reciprocity. States that as it is his understanding that there is no church tax levied in the United States Prussian subjects residing in the United States must necessarily be exempt from the payment of such tax. 658
Mr. Root to Baron Sternburg Feb. 21 Reciprocity agreement between the United States and Germany. Quotes regulation marked “C” after being amended as suggested by him and states that he hopes to be able to inform him relative to the inclusion of the first general appraiser in the provision relating to open hearings to-morrow. 644
Same to same Feb. 23 Same subject. States that the inclusion of the first general appraiser in the provision authorized in open hearings in reappraisement cases can be done if especially urged, but that in the opinion of the Treasury Department this would serve little or no purpose. 644
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Root. Feb. 24 Same subject. Requests that the first general appraiser be included in the provision authorizing open hearing in reappraisement cases. 645
Same to same Feb. 26 Same subject. States that the Bundesrath decided on Saturday last to grant minimum rates to American imports until further notice, and that as soon as the bill which has passed the Reichstag receives the Emperor’s signature it will be published. Asks when the President’s proclamation will issue. 645
Proclamation by the President. Feb. 27 Same subject. Continues from 1st proximo the benefits of section 3 of theDingley Act to German products specified in commercial agreement of July 10, 1900. 646
Executive order Mar. 1 Same subject. Strikes out paragraph 678 of the Consular Regulations, entitled “Purchased goods, where certified.” and substitutes new naragranh. 647
do do Same subject. Strikes out paragraph 680 of the Consular Regulations, entitled “Invoice and declaration to be verified,” and substitutes new paragraph. 648
905 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root do Same subject. States that he has this day given notice of the President’s proclamation by letter addressed to each of the American consular officers accredited to the German Empire. 648
347 Mr. Root to Baron Sternburg. Mar. 17 Algeciras Conference. Recites objections of the United States to the Austrian proposal regarding police control. States that the proposal is regarded “as an essential departure from the principle declared by Germany and adhered to by the United States, that all commercial nations are entitled to have the door of equal commercial opportunity kept open in Morocco.” 1481
Mr. Root to Mr. Tower Mar. 22 Exemption from the payment of church taxes in Germany. States that his understanding as to the nonexistence of church taxes in the United States is correct. 659
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Root. Apr. 7 International wireless telegraph convention. States that the date of meeting has been fixed on June 28 next, and that the conference will be purely technical. Gives text of the title and preamble of the eventual convention, which will follow the lines of the universal postal conventions. 1513
Memorandum from the German embassy. May 12 Protection of trade-marks in China. Discusses memorandum of February 17, and states that the German Government has no objection to having the provisions of article 7 supplemented by a clause to the effect that “the right of priority shall extend only to such trade-marks as have been registered in a foreign country after the going into effect of the law.” 253
[Page XCV]972 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root 1906. May 30 Military service case of Maurice Kahn. States that the German Government adheres to the position announced to and acquiesced in by the United States in 1881 that a new treaty concerning Alsace-Lorraine is necessary, and until this is done will hold naturalized citizens from those provinces responsible for military service, fines, and penalties. Incloses note from foreign office and note of December 29, 1881, addressed by the American charge to the foreign office. 650
513 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Tower June 25 International wireless telegraph convention. Names delegates, incloses copy of instructions issued to them, and states that the President desires that he attend the conference as the head of the American delegation. 1515
514 Same to same do Prohibition of potatoes. Quotes from letter received from Mr. Hugo Malmedie, protesting against the inclusion of sweet potatoes under the lawprohibitingtheimportation of white potatoes, claiming that the law is against the potato bug, with which the sweet potato has nothing to do. Quotes from letter from Agricultural Department affirming this contention and instructs him to investigate the matter, and if the facts shall warrant to make suitable representations with a view to securing the removal of restrictions on American sweet potatoes. 654
1014 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root Aug. 31 Exemption from the payment of church taxes in Germany. Incloses copy of note from foreign office stating that as no church taxes are levied in the United States American citizens resident in Germany will be exempt from the payment of such tax in that country. 660
1016 Same to same do Prohibition of potatoes. Incloses note from foreign office indicating that it has been decided that the sweet potato bears no relation to potatoes prohibited from import and stating that the appropriate officials have been so notified. 654
555 Mr. Adee to Mr. Tower Sept. 21 Military service case of Maurice Kahn. Refers to the intimation of the German Government that it is willing to enter into a convention or negotiate a new treaty covering the point in dispute; expresses gratification and states that it is hoped that the proposed regulation of the difficulty may be carried into effect at as early a period as is practicable. 653
444 Mr. Root to Baron Sternburg. Oct. 15 Protection of trade-marks in China. States that objection of the United States will be withdrawn immediately upon acceptance by all the other powers of addition to article 7, suggested in note of May 12. 256
Baron Sternburg to Mr. Root. Oct. 25 Citizenship of persons born in the United States of German parents and living in Germany. Gives facts in the case of Jacob Bohn, who was born in the United States and has resided in Germany since 1892, and asks whether he is considered to be a citizen of the United States. 655
Memorandum from the German embassy. Nov. 2 Protection of trade-marks in China. Gives reasons for hoping that the United States may waive their objections to section 25 and assent to the principle of delayed priority as provided for by that article. 257
1058 Mr. Tower to Mr. Root Nov. 17 International wireless telegraph convention. Summarizes work of the conference and transmits text of the convention. 1515
457 Mr. Bacon to Baron Sternburg. Nov. 20 Citizenship of persons born in the United States of German parents and living in Germany. Incloses memorandum of the Solicitor, covering the principles upon which the department has acted in similar cases. 656
[Page XCVI]1317 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate 1903. Nov. 23 Bonds of the South African Republic. Incloses correspondence, and requests full report upon the subject. 791
36 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Proffit Dec. 18 Same subject. Incloses correspondence, and quests full report upon the subject. 792
1272 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay 1904. Jan. 4 Same subject. Incloses note from foreign office, from which it appears that notes issued under law No. 1 of 1900, of the late South African Republic are not legal tender or negotiable or good for any purpose except asevidence of losses sustained by the person to whom they were originally given. 792
1276 same to same Jan. 11 Same subject. Incloses correspondence from foreign office, from which it appears that the central judicial commission, now sitting at Pretoria, has called in all claims by note, andthat it remains to assess those which have not yet been assessed. 794
66 Mr. Proffit to Mr. Peirce Jan. 20 Same subject. States that the British Government has refused to entertain claims of this nature in all cases in which the holders of the bonds or notes were rebels or foreigners. 796
68 Same to same Jan. 28 Same subject. Reports steps taken by him and outlines grounds upon which rejection of claims is based. 796
47 Mr. Adee to Mr. Proffit Mar. 16 Same subject. Requests copy decision of the commission by which payment was denied. 798
92 Mr. proffit to Mr. Adee May 16 Same subject. Reports that decision was verbally delivered by the chairman of the commission and quotes from letter addressed to him by that officer. 798
111 Mr. Carter to Mr. Root. 1905. Dec. 21 Newfoundland fishery question. Confirms telegram of the 20th, and incloses note from foreign office, together with report from inspector of New foundland customs. 661
116 Mr. Root to Mr. Carter 1906. Jan. 2 Boycott of American goods at Singapore. Acknowledges No. 103 and expresses appreciation of actionof the foreign office as reported therein. 803
118 Same to same Jan. 3 Newfoundland fishery question. Calls attention to error in the British memorandum inclosed with his No. 107, from which it appears that American fishermen have no night to take fishs except on the southern coast of Newfoundland. 663
120 Same to same Jan 4 Same subject. States that Mr. Alexanders, United States fisheries agent, will be called upon for a statement in regard tothe uniawfulshipmentsoff’ native fishermen. Incloses copy of letter from the Department of Commerce and Labor bearing on the matter. 664
126 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Carter Jan. 15 Same subject. Inclosesreport of United States Fisheries Agent Alexander, denyinig reports of unlawful shipment of native fishermen. 665
Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. Jan. 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of letter from Representative Gardner, which indicates the kindly feeling existing between American fishermen and the Newfoundland officials. 667
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root. Jan. 24 Same subject. States that copy of his letter of the 20th has been sent to the governor of Newfoundland. 668
134 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root Jan. 31 Same subject. Incloses copy of report of Inspector O’Reilly stating that the complaint in regard to damage to American fishing nets and tackle by Newfoundland fishermen is unfounded. 668
142 Same to same Feb. 6 Same subject. Incloses copy of from foreign office, together with memorandum refested to therein, also copy of the foreign fishing vessels act of 1893. 669
146 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root Feb. 7 Boycott of American goods at Singapore. The governor of the Straits Settlements reports that the movement has not taken a serious turn, but that the headmen of the Chinese have been warned not to do or instigate any set that would justify their banishment. Incloses note from foreign office. 804
Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. Feb. 13 Newfoundland fishery question. Incloses extracts from letters written by British and Newfoundland officers to United States Fisheries Agent Alexander, showing that the officials on both sides seem to have conducted themselves with great good sense and good temper. 676
[Page XCVII]153 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 15 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from foreign office, transmittingcopies of six declarations made before Inspector O’Reilly by masters or agents of United States vessels, from which it appears that a large number of the masters were well satisfied with the conduct of thelocalofficials, and thatthey did not believe any willful damage to American fishing nets and tackle was due to their action. Incloses declarations showing that complaints of loss of gear were made by British as well as American fishermen. 677
154 Same to same do Same subject. States that error in British memorandum noted in instruction No. 118 has been corrected. Incloses copy of note from foreign office and copy of amended memorandum. 683
189 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Reid Apr. 5 Murder of Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree. Instructs him to express to the British Government this Government’s warm appreciation of the good offices of the British chargé d’affaires at Teheran, and of the British consul-general at Tabriz. 1214
Memorandum from the British embassy. May 24 Imprisonment for a nonextraditable offense of a fugitive surrendered by Great Britain. Reviews the proceedings in the case of the extradition of Arthur McIntire, setting forth means used to extradite him, and states that he is now undergoing imprisonment for a nonextraditable offense. 784
205 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root May 26 Murder of American Vice-Consul Stuart. Incloses copy of letter from R. E. Stuart, brother of the murdered man, asking that murderers be found and punished and suggesting demand for indemnity. States that the British Government will take rm the demand when presented. 1292
Memorandum to the British embassy. June 4 Imprisonment for a nonextraditable offense of a fugitive surrendered by Great Britain. Refers to correspondence had with the German embassy in 1895 as establishing the principle that a court may act on the voluntary waiver of treaty rights by the extradited criminal, which appears to have been the case in this instance; the matter, however, is one for judicial, not executive, action. Incloses copy of circular of this date addressed to the governors of States with a view to preventing, as far as possible, a recurrence of abuses of extradition process. 785
232 Mr. Root to Mr. Reid June 15 Murder of American Vice-Consul Stuart. Acknowledges No. 205 and acquaints him with action taken by the American embassy and the Russian Government. 1295
114 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Root. June 22 Imprisonment for a nonextraditable offense of a fugitive surrendered by Great Britain. States that he will refrain from arguing the point that the remedy in the case is a judicial and not an executive function until he receives instructions from his Government, to which the memorandum of June 4 has been referred. Remarks that the arrest of McIntire was not by order of a court, but by order of the United States district attorney. Incloses Mclntire’s statement, showing that his agreement to the trial was voluntary only in a limited sense. 786
468 Mr. Bacon to Sir H. M. Durand. do Same subject. Incloses letters from Attorney-General giving history of the case. 788
239 Mr. Root to Mr. Reid June 30 Newfoundland fishery question. Discusses memorandum of the foreign office in dispatch of Feb. 6, which in the main coincides with the department’s note of Oct. 19 to the British embassy; disputes and denies proposition that American vessels must produce evidence that their crews are of American nationality; and further that the colony of Newfoundland or the British Government has the right to determine or limit the fishing rights guaranteed by treaty to American fishermen, whether in a “reasonable” or “unreasonable” degree, and insists that all fishery regulations, to be binding on American fishermen, must be drawn up with the advice and consent of the American Government. 685
[Page XCVIII]225 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root 1906. July 13 Food-inspection law of the United States. Incloses message to the President from the Federation ol Grocers’ Association, and the President’s response thereto. 798
Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Bacon (telegram). July 30 Extradition procedure in Canada. Asks whether the extradition of Harrv L. Holmes is desired. 805
156 Sir H. M. Durand to Mr. Adee. July 31 Same subject. Confirms and explains telegram the 30th instant. 805
496 Mr. Bacon to Sir H. M. Durand. Aug. 3 Same subject. States there is no record of any request for the extradition of Harry L. Holmes. In quires as to extradition procedure in Canada, anc asks whether requests may be presented withoul the intervention of the department and a consul of the United States. 806
250 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Reid Aug. 7 Newfoundland fishery question. Incloses letter of July 21, from the Department of Commerce and Labor, in regard to the seizure of the seine and some dories belonging to the Edna Wallace Hopper by the Newfoundland authorities, and while admitting that in the opinion of the department the schooner had no right to erect scaffolding in the Bay of Islands, presents the matter as one in which the good faith of the master deserves liberal and gracious treatment. 692
241 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root Aug. 16 Same subject. Refers to instruction No. 239, and incloses note from foreign office stating that the divergence in the views of the two Governments makes an immediate settlement impossible, and that the British Government is accordingly prepared to confer upon a modus vivendi for this season and will shortly submit proposals to that end. 695
Proclamation by the President. Aug. 21 Alaskan boundary—convention between the United States and Great Britain providing for the surveying and marking out upon the ground of the one hundred and forty-first degree of west longitude where said meridian forms the boundary line between Alaska and the British possessions in North America. 801
249 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root Aug. 30 Newfoundland fishery question. Reports interview with minister of foreign affairs in regard to the seizure of the seine and dories of the Edna Wallace Hopper. 696
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 6 Same subject. Communicates summary of modus vivendi as proposed by British Government. 697
250 Same to same Sept. 7 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from foreign office submitting proposals outlined in telegram of the 6th. 698
170 Sir H, M. Durand to Mr. Bacon. do Extradition procedure in Canada. Incloses letter from the under secretary of state of Canada, in which it appears that under the Canadian extradition act the magistrate may issue his warrant on information or complaint laid before him without restriction as to the informant or complainant. 807
173 Same to same Sept. 11 Imprisonment for a nonextraditable offense of a fugitive surrendered by Great Britain. Calls attention to certain irregularities, and inquires whether action of a disciplinary nature should be taken in regard to the matter. 790
530 Mr. Bacon to Sir H. M. Durand. Sept. 24 Same subject. Incloses copy of letter from Department of Justice, from which it appears that Mclntire was cautioned by the United States attorney that the offense of which he had been convicted was not extraditable, and that he was at liberty to return to London, and that he did not avail himself of the privilege. 790
297 Mr. Adee to Mr. Reid Sept. 27 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Discusses the question, referring to the new interest the United States now has in the subject. Incloses correspondence with Bishop Brent, and directs him to ascertain the views of the British Government on the subject of a joint investigation by the powers having possessions in the Far East. 360
Mr. Reid to Mr. Root (telegram). Sept. 29 Newfoundland fishery question. “Referring to department’s No. 250, Aug. 7, foreign office reports confiscated property sold some months ago, but proceeds of sale will be handed over to the master of vessel, and he will not be subject to further proceedings.” 699
258 Same to same Oct. 1 Same subject. Confirms telegram of 29th ultimo and incloses copy of note from foreign office on the subject. 700
[Page XCIX]267 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root 1906. Oct. 10 Same subject. Incloses text of the agreement between the two Governments in regard to inshore fisheries on the treaty coast of Newfoundland as effected by exchange of notes at London, Oct. 6–8, 1906. 700
315 Mr. Adee to Mr. Reid Oct. 13 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Incloses copy of letter from Bishop Brent in further relation to international action in the matter. 362
546 Mr. Root to Sir H. M. Durand. Oct. 15 Protection of trade-marks in China. Incloses notes to and from German embassy. 256
Mr. Cornelius to Mr. Wilson. Nov. 3 Newfoundland fishery question. Incloses official copy of sections of the fish-bait act. 704
283 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root Nov. 8 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Reports that Great Britain is favorably inclined to proposition in No. 297, but makes certain conditions of acceptance. 363
Mr. Root to Mr. Reid (telegram). Nov. 13 Newfoundland fishery question. Quotes telegrams from and to United States Fisheries Agent Alexander in regard to threatened arrest of natives shipped by American fishing vessels, and expresses confidence that Great Britain will enforce respect of modus vivendi and hopes that prompt and vigorous action will be taken. 704
Mr. Reid to Mr. Root (telegram). Nov. 14 Same subject. Acknowledges telegram of 13th, and reports interview with minister of foreign affairs, who promises immediate attention. 705
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 22 Same subject. States Sir Edward Grey writes that his information in matter has not gone beyond preparation of test case which Mr. Root anticipated. Two men convicted under bait act and appealed; third to be prosecuted for breach custom-house regulations. Sir Edward Grey was then making further inquiries of colonial office, but hopes there will be no practical interference with actual working modus vivendi. 706
342 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Reid Nov. 24 Restrictions upon the importation, growth, and use of opium. Acknowledges, with gratification, his No. 283. 364
291 Mr. Reid to Mr. Root Nov. 27 Same subject. Incloses note from foreign office expressing willingness of Great Britain to take part in inquiry if other powers named also participate, and if the inquiry as regards China extends to the production of opium in China as well as to the import of foreign opium. 365
Mr. Root to Mr. Reid (telegram). Dec. 4 Newfoundland fishery question. States that department is informed by Alexander that he has heard reports of one American vessel fishing on Sunday. Department will advise Mr. Reid if report is found to be true. In the meantime strictest injunction has been repeated against any such fishing. 706
354 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Carter Dec. 12 Same subject. Quotes telegram dated the 6th instant, from United States Fisheries Agent Alexander, as follows: “Fishermen fully aware importance complying with the requirements of modus vivendi. No further trouble expected on account fishing Sunday.” 706
Reprint of British Blue Book. Same subject. Table of contents and correspondence. 707

greece.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
319 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root 1905. Sept. 20 Change in extradition treaty between Greece and Italy. Incloses copy of Greek official paper indicating change in treaty. 815
360 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root 1906. Jan. 23 Liability of naturalized citizens of the United States under military and expatriation laws of their native country. Incloses opinion of legal adviser of the ministry of war setting forth that Panos Indares, having been born after his father became an American citizen, is not a Greek subject. 812
Mr. Root to Mr. Jackson Feb. 21 Olympic games in Greece. States that the President has accepted the honorary presidency of the American committee on the Olympic games and designates him as the President’s representative at the games. 813
[Page C]378 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root 1906. Mar. 5 Visit of the American squadron to Piraeus. Reports cordial reception of squadron under command of Rear-Admiral Charles Dwight Sigsbee. 815
392 Same to same May 4 Olympic games in Greece. Reports in regard to the cordial reception and success of the American team. 813
402 Same to same June 14 Greek immigration into the United States. States that the minister of foreign affairs wishes to know reasons for the exclusion of Greek emigrants, bound for St. Louis, so as to issue warning to intending emigrants. 808
403 Same to same do Relations between Roumania and Greece. Reports that relations were formally broken off on June 13 and that Greek interests are to be protected by Russia. 818
408 Same to same June 20 Same subject. States that Italy has undertaken the protection of Roumanian interests in Greece and gives substance of statement made in the Chamber of Deputies by minister of foreign affairs. 818
409 Same to same June 21 Greek immigration into the United States. States that the question presented in No. 402 was brought up in the Chamber of Deputies and that the minister for foreign affairs desires to have a reply by cable. 808
Same to same (telegram) July 2 Same subject. Requests a cable answer to the inquiry in his dispatch No. 402. 809
413 Same to same do Same subject. Reports conversation with minister of foreign affairs and gives facts and figures concerning immigration from Greece to the United States which have led the Government and legislature to change their attitude from one of restriction to one of encouragement. 809
414 Same to same July 3 Relations between Roumania and Greece. States that representations by the six powers signatories to the treaty of Berlin were made this afternoon urging the Greek Government to prevent the formation of Greek bands in Macedonia. The minister of foreign affairs is said to have made no promises. 819
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Jackson (telegram). July 13 Greek immigration into the United States. States that the Greeks referred to in Nos. 402 and 409 were specifically deported under alien-contract law. Adds that there is no objection to Greeks not of classes excluded by law emigrating anywhere in the United States. 810
417 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root July 15 Same subject. States that telegram of the 13th and copy of contract-labor law were handed to minister of foreign affairs, who states that nearly all complaints came from Greeks who were going to St. Louis, and that they all denied having made any contract before leaving. 810
112 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Jackson July 17 Same subject. Incloses copies of letters from the Department of Commerce and Labor pointing out the provisions of law applicable to the cases of deported Greek emigrants. 811
421 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Root July 21 Relations between Roumania and Greece. Incloses reply of the Greek Government to the representations of the powers and states that conditions in Macedonia continue as before. 819
424 Same to same July 24 Greek immigration into the United States. Gives substance of report of special commission appointed to study the question of emigration, recommending that the State supervise and protect Greek emigration. States that in 1906 the money orders sent by Greeks in the United States to relatives in their native country reached the sum of 6,000,000 francs. 812
425 Same to same July 27 Conditions in the island of Crete. States that the constitutional assembly, after voting the union of Crete with Greece, adjourned on July 13 to await the reply of the protecting Powers. Incloses copy of reply of the Powers making certain concessions as to internal affairs, but refusing to consider the matter of changing the political status of Crete. 820
452 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Root Oct. 6 Visit of the American squadron to Piraeus. Reports cordial reception of squadron under command of Rear-Admiral Willard H. Brownson. 817
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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
855 Mr. Combs to Mr. Root 1906. Feb. 10 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Refers to the exclusion decree of 1897 and to the order of Jan. 24, 1906, requiring all Chinese to present their permits at 11 o’clock on Feb. 5. Reports action taken with a view to preventing undue hardship. 823
381 Same to same May 9 Impressment of laborers employed on American plantations. Incloses copy of note from foreign office promising that grounds for complaint shall not recur. 824
384 Same to same May 19 Same subject. Incloses correspondence had with Kensett Champney & Co. and with the minister for foreign affairs. 824
Same to same (telegram) June 1 War in Central America and mediation of the United States and Mexico. Reports that 12,000 soldiers on each side faced in close proximity to the Salvadorean frontier and adds that the present situation threatens war any day. 834
Same to same (telegram) June 2 Same subject. States that he has been requested by the Guatemalan minister for foreign affairs to report that 250 armed men, of whose character he isnotsure, entered Guatemala from Salvador, but that no collision has yet taken place and that he has urged self-restraint in strong terms 834
Same to same (telegram) July 5 Same subject. Reports that Secretary of Legation Brown has arrived and that he (Combs) has concluded to start Sunday for Washington. Thinks he can secure pledge from Guatemala to withdraw and disband troops if Salvador will pledge the same, each pledging also not to attack or permit attack pending negotiations. 834
Mr. Adee to Mr. Combs (telegram). July 6 Same subject. States that if Minister Merry is at Guatemala City he should be told to ascertain whether similar pledge can be obtained from Salvador, but if he has left he should be telegraphed at first available point. 835
President Roosevelt to President Cabrera (telegram). July 13 Same subject. Appeals to Guatemala to take immediate steps toward settling questions pending with Salvador, either by agreement to arbitrate or by direct negotiation for a definite agreement between the two countries. Offers use of the American ship of war Marblehead as a neutral place where representatives of Salvador and Guatemala may meet to consider terms of agreement, an armistice between the contestants being meanwhile effected. States that he is telegraphing in the same sense to the President of Salvador and that his action has the full concurrence of the President of Mexico. 837
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Brown (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegrams sent to the President of Salvador and to the President of Guatemala, refers to the report that Guatemala is invading Honduras and Salvador and again makes known the President’s earnest desire for peace among those countries. 838
Mr. Brown to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. Reports he has just had conference with President Estrada, who accepts in principle the proposal of peace, but doubts good faith of Salvador and insists the agreement to disarm and negotiate must be pledged satisfactorily to the United States Government. Requests instructions. 837
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that Salvador, through Minister Merry, proposes cessation of hostilities pending peace negotiations through our legations and that he has notified the Government of Guatemala urging prompt acceptance; adds that war spirit is strong in Guatemala. 837
President Cabrera to President Roosevelt (telegram). July 14 Same subject. Accepts proposition submitted in telegram of 13th and suggests that the ministers of the United States to Guatemala and Salvador and the Mexican minister to Central America take part in the conference. 839
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Brown (telegram). July 15 Same subject. States that peace negotiations now seem to be assured and that the President has sent, direct to President Estrada, along telegram. The only thing left to accomplish is to bring the parties together. Directs Mr. Brown to act accordingly and to notify Mr. Merry and the commander of the Marblehead. 841
[Page CII] Mr. Bacon to Mr. Brown (telegram). 1906. July 15 Same subject. Informs Mr. Brown that President Estrada’s telegram of yesterday and his reports were received this morning and states that the President has sent direct to President Estrada a long telegram in reply. Says that it now only remains to bring both parties together and directs Mr. Brown to govern himself accordingly, notifying Merrv and the commander of Marblehead. 841
President Roosevelt to President Cabrera (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegram received from President Escalon, of Salvador, which seems to meet the conditions imposed by President Cabrera. Refers to the gratifying cooperation of Mexico in the interests of peace, and states he has directed that the respective American ministers and the commander of the Marblehead be instructed to do all that may be necessary to bring about an early meeting of the representatives of Guatemala and Salvador. 842
Mr. Brown to Mr. Bacon (telegram). July 16 Same subject. States that President Estrada received telegram from President Diaz indicating dawn of to-day for commencement of armistice, which is obviously impossible. President Estrada is ready for immediate armistice, but at feasible hour mutually agreed upon. Minister Merry Will be notified as soon as hour is indicated. Reports that more Salvador troops entered today. 843
President Cabrera to President Roosevelt (telegram). do Same subject. Expresses thanks for telegram and states that he will be glad to send delegation to the Marblehead. He has given the President of Mexico promise of armistice, but it was impossible to accept hour set. States he is ready to accept armistice when the day and hour on which it is to begin is fixed sufficiently in advance. 843
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Brown (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to direct the consul at Tegucigalpa to communicate to the Government of Honduras the President’s gratification at the desire expressed by Honduras to cooperate toward peace. Expresses hope for the neutrality of Honduras. 843
Same to same (telegram). July 17 Same subject. “Merry cables armistice arranged for to-morrow. You will represent this Government’s interests in Guatemala on board the Marblehead temporarily, until the arrival of Minister Combs, but it must be clearly understood that our ministers to Guatemala and Salvador, as well as the Mexican minister to Central America, will be present simply in a friendly advisory capacity. We understand that it is the purpose of the belligerents that negotiations shall be direct between themselves.” 844
Mr. Brown to Mr. Root (telegram). July 18 Same subject. Reports that the consul at Tegucigalpa telegraphs that Honduras desires peace and will not trouble Guatemala. States that telegram in harmony with the instructions of the department have been sent him. 845
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports that President Estrada deeply appreciates effective cooperation of President Diaz, and has cordially invited Mexican minister to attend peace negotiations. 845
Messrs. Combs and Merry to Mr. Root (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Reports success of peace conference, and outlines articles agreed to by Guatemala, Salvador, and Honduras. 848
President Bonilla to Mr. Merry (telegram). July 21 Same subject. “Informed of the celebration of peace between El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, I have the satisfaction of congratulating you very sincerely upon the part you have taken in the favorable result obtained. I also request you to present to President Roosevelt the gratitude of the Government and people of Honduras for his friendly and efficient mediation in this affair.” 850
Mr. Combs to Mr. Root July 25 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from the minister of foreign affairs expressing the gratitude of his Government. 850
Mr. de Assis Brasil to Mr. Root. July 26 Same subject. States that the Third International Conference has approved by acclamation a motion of the Argentine delegation that the conference manifest the gratitude with which it viewed the successful mediation of the Presidents of the United States and of Mexico toward the peace agreement between Guatemala, Honduras, and Salvador. Requests that the resolution be brought to the attention of the President. 852
[Page CIII] Mr. Brown to Mr. Root 1906. Aug. 7 Same subject. Quotes telegrams exchanged between President Bonilla and Mr. Combs on the occasion of the signing of the treaty of peace. 853
435 Same to same Aug. 16 Consular convention between Guatemala and Italy. Transmits text. 827
Mr. Bacon to Mr. de Assis Brasil. Aug. 24 War in Central America and mediation of theUnited States and Mexico. Expresses appreciation of his note of the 26th ultimo, which has been communicated to the President. 855
444 Mr. Brown to Mr. Root Aug. 29 Same subject. States that the commissioners from Guatemala to the treaty conference of the Central American Republics leave to-day. Gives names. 855
Mr. Bengoechea to Mr. Root. Oct. 22 Death of the minister of Guatemala to the United States. Announces the death of Minister Muñoz. 866
16 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Bengoechea do Same subject. Expresses sorrow of the President and Government of the United States. 866
Mr. Root to Mr. Barrios (telegram). do Same subject. “Death of Minister Mufñoz has occasioned deep sorrow and sympathy. Secretario Bengoechea received this morning as charge ad interim.” 867
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Taft do Same subject. Requests assignment of four officers of the army, the customary escort, and body bearers. Gives particulars as to funeral services and interment. 867
Mr. Taft to Mr. Root Oct. 23 Same subject. States that orders have been issued in compliance with request of the 22d instant. 868
Mr. Barrios to Mr. Root (telegram). do Same subject. “The President and Government of Guatemala sincerely thank you for expression of condolence and immediate acceptance of Charge Bengoechea.” 868
President Roosevelt to President Cabrera (telegram). Oct. 26 Same subject. “I thank you for your kind message. On behalf of this nation I paid sympathetic respects to the distinguished deceased.” 868
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