List of papers with subjects of correspondence

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Circulars 1911. Mar. 14 Children of citizens born abroad. Declarations of “intention to become residents and remain citizens of the United States” have reference to the right of protection rather than citizenship under municipal law. 2
Do Aug. 3 Rules to prevent collisions of vessels. Transmits Treasury Department Circular No. 230 of June 27, 1911, containing. 3
77 Do Nov. 18 Expatriation. Rule under which the presumption arising under section 2 of the act of Mar. 2, 1907, may be overcome. 1
80 Do Dec. 9 Registration of citizens of Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands. Instruction as to procedure in the above. 2

argentina.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Bosch 1910. Nov. 30 Presentation of a statue of George Washington to Argentina by American citizens resident there. Offers the statue to Argentina in the name of American citizens residing there. 5
Mr. Bosch to Mr. Bliss Dec. 23 Same subject. Expresses appreciation 6
830 Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knox 1911. Feb. 20 Celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Gives notice of. 7
Mr. Villegas to Mr. Knox Mar. 6 “Most favored nation” clause in commercial treaties. Asks to be informed of the construction of the clause by the American Government. 4
124 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Villegas. Mar. 15 Same subject. This Government, maintains that this clause does not apply to privileges conceded by one contracting party to a third country in exchange for valuable and equivalent concessions. 5
Mr. Villegas to Mr. Knox Mar. 18 Visit of the Argentine School ship Presidente Sarmiento. Expresses appreciation for the attendance of President Taft, the Secretary of State and other members of the Government at a luncheon on board the Presidente Sarmiento. 9
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bliss. (Telegram.) Mar. 31 Celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Sends greetings to the Government and people of Argentina. 8
125 Mr. Knox to Mr. Villegas Apr. 1 Visit of the Argentine School ship Presidente Sarmiento. His message of Apr. 18, 1911, has been sent to its high destination. 9
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knox May 13 Message of the President of Argentina. Passage referring to the United States quoted. 4
Mr. Bosch to Mr. Bliss May 16 Celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Expresses appreciation for greetings. 8
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knox. (Telegram.) May 18 Same subject. The message of greetings will be engraved on a bronze tablet and placed on the tomb of Sarmiento. 8
Law No. 8122 June 19 Presentation of a statue of George Washington to Argentina. Authorizes accceptance of statue. 6
Sr. Agote to the Argentine Congress. Same subject. Eloquent tribute to George Washington. 7

austria-hungary.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1050 Baron Hengelmuller to Mr. Knox. 1911. Apr. 11 Trial of military fugitives by military courts in extradition cases. Moritz Ormai, being a military fugitive, will be tried by a military court, but not on the charge of desertion. 11
661 Mr. Knox to Baron Hengel-muller. Apr. 17 Same subject. Acknowledges his note of the 11th inst. and states that this Government assumes that the Austro-Hungarian Government will not object to the trial by military courts of the United States of fugitives surrendered by that Govern ment to this. 12
1260 Baron Hengelmuller to Mr. Knox. May 2 Same subject. States, in reply to above that the Austro-Hungarian Government agrees to surrender fugitives to military courts of the United States, provided they have jurisdiction in the cases. 12
127 Mr. Knox to Mr. Kerens May 6 Extradition of Joseph and Jacob Goldberg. Instructs to report when and to what country these men will be deported. 10
249 Mr. Grew to Mr. Knox June 24 Same subject. Advises that the Austrian Government has consented to grant the extradition of Joseph and Jacob Goldberg as an act of comity. 10

belgium.

No. From and to whom Date. Subject. Page.
64 Count de Buisseret to Mr. Knox. 1911. Jan. 23 Consular representation of the Kongo by Belgian Consular Officers. Informs that the Consulate General of the Kongo in the United States has been discontinued and consular affairs of the Kongo will be handled by Belgian Consular Officers. 13
Mr. Montague to Mr. Knox. Feb. 14 International Conference on Maritime law. Submits the report of the American delegates on Salvage and on collisions. 14
Mr. Burlingham to Mr. Knox. Feb. 25 Same subject. Transmits the report of the American delegates on the law of collisions. 17
115 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Knox Mar. 2 Recognition by Belgium of American Consular Officers in the Kongo. Reports that recognition has been granted to the American Vice and Deputy Consul General at Boma. 13
89 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan Mar. 22 Same subject. Explains his instructions 13

brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Dudley to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1911. Jan. 2 Preferential tariff concessions in favor of American products. Executive is authorized to grant reduction in duty on flour and other products. 30
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 15 Same subject. By executive decree tariff reductions are granted on certain American products. 30
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dudley (telegram). Jan. 19 Same subject. Expresses appreciation for preferential tariff treatment for American products. 30
Mr. Dudley to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Jan. 21 Same subject. Expresses appreciation 30
Mr. Dudley to Mr. Knox May 31 Message of the President of Brazil to Congress. Passage relating to the United States quoted. 29
Mr. Naón to Mr. Knox (memorandum). June 9 Preferential tariff concessions in favor of American products. As an excessive tariff reduction on American flour by the Government of Brazil would create an insuperable barrier to Argentine exportation, and to check the retaliations contemplated by the Argentine Congress, the Government of Argentina desires to receive an assurance from the Government of the United States that it has no thought of endeavoring to obtain greater concessions. 31
Mr. Knox to Mr. Naón (memorandum). June 13 Same subject. The Government of the United States has no present thought of seeking from the Government of Brazil greater tariff concessions on American flour than those which have already been granted. Should circumstances arise to change this situation the Argentine Government will be given six months’ notice before negotiations are opened with the Government of Brazil. 32
941 Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knox June 28 Same subject. The retaliatory attitude of the Argentine Congress toward American products has been changed by Department’s memorandum of the 13th instant to the Argentine Legation, and a law has been passed lowering the tariff on certain American products. 33
Aug. 2 Arbitration treaty between the United States and Brazil. Text. 34
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chile.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Knox 1911. June 10 Message of the President of Chile to Congress. Passage referring to the United States quoted. 37
1738 Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox July 11 Arbitration of the Alsop claim against Chile. Transmits award rendered by the King of Great Britain. 38

china.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
124 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox 1910. Nov. 22 Illegal taxation of foreign products in Manchurian province. Numerous complaints have been made to the legation concerning this matter. Suggests that the legation be authorized to seek a solution of the difficulty on a basis more friendly to Chinese fiscal interests rather than to insist upon a strict interpretation of the treaties. 72
Baron Rosen to Mr. Knox (memorandum). 1911. Jan. 19 Plague in Manchuria. Requests views of the Government of the United States as to the means necessary to combat this menace. 56
Mr. Knox to Baron Rosen (memorandum). Jan. 20 Same subject. The Government of United States is disposed to support the proposal for an international commission to study the plague in Manchuria. 57
The Prince of Ch’ing to Mr. Calhoun. Jan. 22 Same subject. Requests that the American Government select and send specialists to Manchuria to study the plague; suggest precautionary measures and methods of cure. 58
Prince Koudacheff to Mr. Knox (memorandum). Jan. 27 Same subject. The Russian Government has given its assent to the request of the Chinese Government to appoint a physician to study the plague in Manchuria. 58
104 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Calhoun. Jan. 30 Illegal taxation of foreign products in Manchurian provinces. Instructs to protest against the taxation of American products in excess of that allowed by the treaties. 74
209 Mr. Knox to Prince Koudacheff. Feb. 9 Plague in Manchuria. The American National Red Cross has placed at the disposition of the Chinese Government a surgeon to make investigations in Manchuria in coordination with the efforts of other foreign physicians. 59
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. Instructs to inform the Chinese Government that two American physicians will soon leave Manila for Peking who are being sent by the American National Red Cross to study the plague in Manchuria. 59
49 Prince Koudacheff to Mr. Knox. Feb. 13 Same subject. Submits certain measures which will be presented to the Chinese Government for adoption againstthe plague and asks whether this Government is disposed to support these measures. 60
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 14 Same subject. Reports that the Russian Government is sending a doctor and three assistants to study the plague in cooperation with investigators sent by other nations. 60
213 Mr. Wilson to Prince Koudacheff. Feb. 17 Same subject. The Government of the United States is disposed to support the Russian Government to induce the Chinese Government to adopt reasonable measures for the combat of the plague. 61
191 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox Feb. 28 Payment of Changsha indemnity claims. Settlement of these claims was effected Jan. 28, 1911. Incloses agreement and reports that the American claims have been paid. 79
196 Same to same Mar. 6 Plague in Manchuria. Reports arrival of American physicians in Peking. 61
200 Same to same Mar. 9 Illegal taxation of foreign products in Manchurian provinces. Reports further on this subject and states that the American consuls have been informed of department’s attitude and have been instructed to endeavor to effect local settlements. 75
216 Mr. Loudon to Mr. Knox Mar. 10 Joint international opium commission. Reports postponement of the conference to July 1 next and asks whether the Government of the United States accepts the conditions of the British Government concerning the repression of the morphine and cocaine trade. 54
117 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Loudon. Mar. 22 Same subject. The change of the date of opening of the conference is agreeable to this Government, and the proposals made by the British Government will have its earnest support. 54
55 Mr. Mosher to Mr. Knox Mar. 25 Payment of Changsha indemnity claims. Reports payment of American claims. 81
Mr. Gracey to Mr. Knox Apr. 3 Naturalization of Chinese by other Governments. Incloses Chinese regulations regarding. 64
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun Apr. 5 International opium conference. Gives names of American delegates. 56
126 Same to same May 1 Illegal taxation of foreign products in Manchurian provinces. Approves his action in instructing American consular officers to attempt to effect local settlement; hopes that the diplomatic body at Peking will bring the matter to the attention of the foreign office. 79
236 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox May 8 Plague in Manchuria. Incloses communications from the Wai-wu Pu giving a summary of the conference held at Mukden and an expression of appretion of the Chinese Government for American participation. 62
218 Mr. Knox to Mr. Gracey May 16 Naturalization of Chinese by other Governments. American citizens of Chinese birth now residing in China should be advised of the Chinese law and the Chinese authorities should be informed of their American citizenship. 66
Mr. Chang Yin Tang to Mr. Knox. June 19 Visit of the Chinese cruiser Hai Chi. Gives notice of this contemplated visit. 84
271 Mr. Heintzleman to Mr. Knox. June 30 Naturalization of Chinese by other Governments. Comments on the Chinese law and suggests that American consuls be instructed to acquaint American citizens of Chinese birth now residing in China thereof. 67
11 Mr. Guild to Mr. Knox Aug. 18 Russo-Japanese agreement as to railways in Manchuria. Incloses text of protocol signed Aug. 14, 1911. 81
Mr. Yung Kwai to Mr. Knox. Aug. 29 Visit of the Chinese cruiser Hai Chi. Advises that the vessel will arrive at New York about Sept. 10 next. 84
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Yung Kwai. Sept. 2 Same subject. The proper American authorities have been advised of the expected arrival of the Hai Chi. 84
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Yung Kwai (telegram). Sept. 12 Same subject. The President desires to receive Admiral Ching at 2.30 Thursday afternoon. 85
Rear Admiral Ching to Mr. Knox. Sept. 24 Same subject. Expresses appreciation for courtesies extended to him. 85
Mr. Wilson to Rear Admiral Ching. Sept. 28 Same subject. Acknowledges with satisfaction receipt of his letter of the 24th instant. 86
342 Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox. Sept. 29 Same subject. Incloses note from the Prince of Ch’ing conveying thanks of his Government for reception accorded the Chinese cruiser Hai Chi. 86
The Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs to Mr. Hibben. Sept. 30 International opium conference. All the interested Governments having accepted the British proposals the conference will meet on the 1st of December next. 56
346 Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox. Oct. 10 Right of foreigners to own land in Tientsin outside of foreign concessions. Incloses his instruction to the American consul general at Tientsin advising him that foreigners can lease land in the immediate vicinity of Tientsin provided the Chinese local authorities permit the same and register the deeds. Requests views of the department. 82
184 Mr. Knox to Mr. Heintzleman. Oct. 18 Naturalization of Chinese by other Governments. Department approves his suggestions contained in his dispatch No. 271, of June 30, 1911. 69
192 Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun Nov. 17 Right of foreigner to own land in Tientsin outside of bounds of foreign concessions. Where the acquisition of such lands is a matter of permission and usage the deeds presented by American citizens may be registered in American consulates. 83

colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1911. July 20 Message of the President of Colombia to Congress. Passage relating to the United States quoted. 87
Aug. 22 Treaties between Colombia, the United States, and Panama relating to the canal. Report of the Minister for. Foreign Affairs to the Colombian Congress. Expresses hope that this dispute may finally be settled by arbitration. 88
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costa rica.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Carnegie to Mr. Wilson. 1910. Oct. 7 Rebuilding of the Central American Court of Justice destroyed by earthquake, May, 1910. States that he will not be a party to the erection of a temporary structure. The money appropriated must be used for the erection of a permanent structure. 89
1538 Mr. Merry to Mr. Knox Nov. 19 Same subject. The magistrate of Costa Rica on the Central American Court of Justice is of the opinion that the arrangement for the location and construction of the next building should be made at Washington. 89
President Jiménez to Mr. Merry. Dec. 21 Same subject. States that he is willing to propose a modification of the treaty to rebuild the Court in another place in Costa Rica instead of at Cartago. 90
Mr. Merry to President Jiménez. Dec. 22 Same subject. Informs him of the conditions imposed by Mr. Carnegie for the rebuilding of the Court. 91
Mr. Carnegie to Mr. Knox 1911. Jan. 12 Same subject. States that he is ready to appropriate $100,000 for the rebuilding of the Court whenever the States concerned agree upon location and provide a site. 92
65 Mr. Hitt to Mr. Knox. Mar. 14 Transfer of the seat of the Central American Court of Justice from Cartago to San Jose, Costa Rica. Text of convention relating to. 93
890 Mr. Knox to Mr. Monroe June 27 Rebuilding of the Central American Court of Justice. Incloses letter from Mr. Carnegie authorizing him to draw on him for amount appropriated. 92

cuba.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
114 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Jackson 1910. Aug. 18 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Instructs to resume negotiations. If relinquishment of the Bahia Honda lease will tend to overcome the reluctance of the Cuban Government this phase of the situation should be brought to the attention of the Foreign Office. 112
309 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox Aug. 27 Same subject. Unless otherwise instructed he will wait until after the election before bringing the matter to the attention of the Foreign Office. 113
426 Same to same Oct. 31 Same subject. Reports that he has been requested by the Secretary of the Navy not to take up this matter with the Cuban Foreign Office until he has made an inspection of the Naval Station. 114
502 Same to same Dec. 11 Same subject. Reports that he has not taken up with the Cuban Government the question of enlargement of the Guantanamo Naval Station. 114
212 Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson 1911. Jan. 7 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Incloses a letter from the Navy Department, stating that the unqualified renunciation of the Bahia Honda lease is considered inexpedient. 114
546 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox Jan. 5 Proposal of France, Germany, and Great Britain to arbitrate insurrectionary claims. Joint representations were made by these powers and the Cuban Government desires to know whether the Government of the United States considers that any liability exists. 126
550 Same to same Jan. 6 Adherence of Cuba to the Brussels sugar convention. Incloses a note from the Foreign Office requesting an opinion whether a reduction of certain rates in the Cuban tariff on sugar would, affect the commercial relations regulated by the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. 101
626 Same to same Feb. 14 Same subject. The Cuban Minister for Foreign Affairs is anxious to receive an answer to his request transmitted to Department in Legation’s dispatch No. 550, of Jan. 6, 1911. 102
567 Same to same Jan. 14 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Reports that the Cuban Government is ready to enter into negotiations on the basis that the United States relinquish the Bahia Honda lease. 115
Claim for the cost of intervention in Cuba, 1906 to 1909. The Cuban Secretary of State states that newspapers speak of such claims, which has caused uneasiness. Desires an authoritative statement of the nonexistence of such claims. 132
594 Same to same Jan. 24 Enlargement of the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo. Has taken the matter up officially with the Cuban Secretary of State. 116
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson Jan. 25 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the Secretary of the Navy transmitting map of Guantanamo Naval Station showing the proposed extension. 117
Mr. Dickinson to Mr. Knox. Jan. 25 Claim for the cost of intervention in Cuba, 1906 to 1909. The statement referred to in the newspapers was made by the Secretary of War before a congressional committee and was an expression of his personal views. 133
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Jackson Feb. 11 Same subject. The papers in this case have been submitted to the President. Upon receipt of his reply further instructions will be sent. 133
623 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Incloses note from the Cuban Secretary of State calling attention to the statement of Secretary of War as reported in the press. 134
Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. The Cuban Government desires concessions in regard to the question of jurisdiction of the entrance of the Bay of Guantanamo. 117
Sovereignty of the Isle of Pines. The Cuban Government would be pleased if the American Congress would, by means of a resolution, define the sovereignty of the island 135
637 Same to same Feb. 17 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. Reports that a bill has been introduced in the Cuban Congress having in view amplification of the existing treaty. 94
644. Same to same Feb. 22 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. The whole question will remain in abeyance for the present. 119
646 Same to same Feb. 23 Cuban proposal to adhere to the Brussels Sugar Convention. The Cuban Congress passed the bill to amend the Cuban tariff on sugar. 102
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Knox Feb. 28 Enlargement of the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Expresses opinion that the military necessities render it inadvisable to surrender any of our jurisdiction over the shores and waters of the Bay of Guantanamo. 119
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson, (telegram). Mar. 4 Cuban proposal to adhere to the Brussels Sugar Convention. The Government of the United States will insist that the reciprocity reduction in favor of United States sugar shall remain preferential. 103
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 5 Same subject. Asks whether the Department has considered that although the new Cuban sugar tariff rates make the preferential infinitesimal, Cuban refinement is practically enough to supply the domestic market. 103
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 11 Same subject. Requests reply to his telegram of the 5th instant. 103
Mr. Winthrop to Mr. Knox. Mar. 14 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. The Navy Department has no further concession to offer in return for the proposed extension. 120
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Jackson (telegram). Mar. 15 Cuban proposal to adhere to the Brussels Sugar Convention. Instructs to carry out Department’s instructions of Mar. 4, 1911. 103
679 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox. Mar. 16 Same subject. Reports that he has carried out Department’s instruction of the 4th instant. 104
685 Same to same Mar. 19 Same subject. Recites the difficulties the Cuban Government finds in this matter and asks whether we will consenttoa revision of the reciprocity treaty. 104
270 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Jackson. Mar. 21 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. Should circumstances favor amplification of the treaty this Government would have to ask for material increases in the preferences and this country would be entitled to respective reductions of such rates as may hereafter be provided by the Cuban tariff. 94
700 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox. Mar. 25 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. To enable him to reply fully to Mr. Sanguily’s note requests reply to all the points contained in that note. 120
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson (telegram). Apr. 8 Cuban proposal to adhere to the Brussels Sugar Convention. The Department has no power to waive the American tariff preference on sugar. 103
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 9 Same subject. Asks whether Department does not object to the reduction of Cuban duty on sugar, provided that preferential reduction in favor of the United States is maintained by Cuba. 106
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson (telegram). Apr. 12 Same subject. The Minister has understood Department correctly. 106
278 Same to same Apr 12 Claim for the cost of intervention in Cuba. It seems wise not to agitate the question. 120
277 Same to same Apr. 12 Sovereignty of the Isle of Pines. The attitude of this Government with regard to the sovereignty over the Isle of Pines has been made clear in the treaty of Mar. 2, 1904, which has not yet been acted upon by the Senate. 136
743 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox Apr. 13 Cuban proposal to adhere to the Brussels Sugar Convention. The Cuban Government is pleased at the stand taken by our Government and the Secretary of State says that Cuba always will maintain preferential treatment of American products. 106
748 Same to same Apr. 14 Proposal, to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. Reports the reintroduction of a bill in the Chamber of Representatives for this purpose. 95
758 Same to same Apr. 17 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Incloses copy of his note to the Cuban Secretary of State informing him that the Government of the United States deems it inadvisable to surrender any of its jurisdiction over Guantanamo Bay. 121
Claim for the cost of intervention in Cuba. Incloses his note to the Cuban Secretary of State informing him of the attitude of the United States. 134
Sovereignty over the Isle of Pines. Incloses copy of his note to the Cuban Secretary of State advising him of the attitude of the United States. 137
759 Same to same do Claim for the cost of intervention in Cuba. Reports that the Cuban Secretary of State recognizes the advisability of letting the matter rest where it now is. 135
884 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox June 1 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Incloses draft of an agreement just received from the Cuban Secretary of State. 122
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson (telegram). June 8 Proposal of France, Germany, and Great Britain to arbitrate certain insurrectionary claims against Cuba. Quotes an aide mémoire given to the representatives of these powers, stating that the Government of the United States would, while agreeing in principle to such arbitration, deprecate any undue pressure upon the Government of Cuba, especially at this time. 126
917 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox June 9 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. Reports that the Cuban Congressional Committee has reported to the House, recommending that the Executive be authorized to request the United States Government to amplify the existing treaty. 109
Same to same (telegram). June 16 Proposal of France, Germany, and Great Britain to arbitrate certain insurrectionary claims against Cuba. Asks whether President Taft will act as arbitrator. 127
931 Same to same do Same subject. The Cuban Government would not be inclined to submit this matter to The Hague Court. 127
Mr. Winthrop to Mr. Knox. June 21 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Returns with approval the draft of the agreement submitted to him. 123
965 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox July 1 Proposal by France, Germany, and Great Britain to arbitrate certain insurrectionary claims against Cuba. These Governments have now formally proposed that these claims be submitted to arbitration. 128
991 Same to same July 11 Same subject. The Cuban Government proposed yesterday that the question be submitted to President Taft. 128
President Gómez to President Taft. July 6 Same subject. Thanks President Taft for consenting to act as arbitrator. 128
355 Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson do Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Instructs to proceed to conclude the lease agreement with the Cuban Government. 123
986 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox July 8 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. The bill in question passed the Cuban Chamber of Representatives, but no action was taken by the Senate before adjournment. 110
992 Same to same July 11 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Requests instruction in regard to an article which was inadvertently omitted from the original draft. 124
President Taft to President Gómez. Aug. 2 Arbitration of Cuban insurrectionary claims. Acknowledges, with thanks, receipt of his letter of July 6, 1911. 129
1054 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox Aug. 10 Same subject. The representatives of the three Powers advised the Cuban Secretary of State that they would soon make a proposition as to the character of the arbitration “commission” and the questions which should be considered by it. Cuba is not willing to submit her case to any tribunal in which European might prevail over American views. 129
380 Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson do Same subject. As there are claims of American citizens of exactly the same nature President Taft has declined to act as arbitrator. Makes suggestions as to the formation of a national-commission. 130
1072 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox Aug. 16 Same subject. Reports that the Cuban Secretary of State is not inclined to submit this question to any commission and maintains that Cuba has no liability in the matter at all. 131
1116 Same to same Oct. 7 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. The Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Navegacion de la Isla de Cuba urges that the treaty be amended so that it will have force for five-year periods instead of one-year periods as now. 96
1134 Same to same Oct. 18 Same subject. The Cuban Secretary of State desires to obtain the views of the United States Government in regard to prolonging the treaty for five-year periods, and incidentally with, if possible, additional advantages for Cuban sugar. 96
Mr. Adee to Mr. Jackson (telegram). Oct. 25 Same subject. This matter will be brought to the attention of the President upon his return to Washington. 97
1150 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Incloses copy of a note from the Cuban Secretary of State, requesting the views of this Government about the extension of the treaty for a five-year period with greater advantages for some American products and Cuban sugars and tobacco. 97
1155 Same to same Oct. 27 Same subject. The Cuban Secretary of State has been informed that this matter will be submitted to President Taft upon his return to Washington. 98
1156 Same to same do Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. The Cuban Secretary of State has informed me that the survey has been finished and the engineer is expected to make his report in a few days. 124
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gibson Nov. 2 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. The President is willing to enter into negotiations with the Cuban Government for a new treaty which will take into account the conditions that have developed since the original treaty was ratified. 98
1182 Mr. Gibson to Mr. Knox Nov. 9 Arbitration of certain insurrectionary claims against Cuba. The representatives of France, Germany and Great Britain presented a joint note to the Cuban Government requesting proposals from that Government in regard to an arbitral commission or tribunal. 131
1190 Same to same Nov. 13 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. Reports that he has informed the Cuban Secretary of State as instructed in Department’s Nov. 2, 1911. 99
411 Mr. Knox to Mr. Gibson Nov. 24 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. Incloses a letter from the Secretary of the Navy proposing certain modifications of the draft agreement. 124
1234 Mr. Gibson to Mr. Knox Dec. 4 Same subject. The Cuban Secretary of State has been informed of the contents of Department’s instruction No. 411 of the 24th ultimo. 125
417 Mr. Knox to Mr. Gibson Dec. 9 Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. Instructs to inquire when a reply to Department’s proposal of Nov. 2, 1911, may be expected. 100
1244 Mr. Gibson to Mr. Knox Dec. 12 Arbitration of certain insurrectionary claims against Cuba. He is informed that President Gómez intends to appoint a commission to study the question and to make recommendations as to the course to be taken. 132
2 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox Dec. 19 Enlargement of the U. S. Naval Station at Guantanamo. The President of Cuba hopes to be able to lay the matter before the Senate when it reconvenes on January 8, 1912. 125
6 Same to same do Proposal to amend the reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States. The Cuban Government expects to be ready to begin negotiations for a new treaty in January, 1912. 100
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dominican republic.

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No. From and to whom Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Joubert to Mr. Knox 1910. Jan. 4. Modification of the Dominican tariff. In compliance with the Dominico-American Convention of May 3, 1907, submits copy of the tariff just voted by the Dominican Congress. 139
11 Mr. Knox to Mr. Joubert Apr. 2 Same subject. Informs him that the Government of the United States agrees to the modifications of the Dominican tariff. 140
21 Mr. Holland to Mr. Knox Dec. 29 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Reports that Haitian and Dominican troops are being sent to the frontier. 151
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1911. Jan. 2 Same subject. The Dominican Government has made the proposal to the Haitian Government that a mixed commission be sent to the frontier to determine whether Haitian territory is being encroached upon by the Dominican Republic. 152
803 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox Jan. 7 Same subject. The Haitian Government has sent a commission to the seat of the trouble on the frontier to investigate and report. 152
25 Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Jan. 14 Same subject. The Dominican Government has sent two commissioners to the frontier, and it is hoped that they will arrive at a satisfactory modus vivendi with the Haitian commissioners. 153
808 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox Jan. 16 Same subject. Reports that the Haitian President favors arbitration of the boundary dispute. 153
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 20 Same subject. The Haitian President requests the good offices of the President of the United States to urge arbitration of the boundary dispute. 154
Same to same Jan. 21 Same subject. The French and German ministers at Port au Prince are of the opinion that the United States should insist upon the maintenance of the status quo and that the matter should be submitted to arbitration. 154
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). do Same subject. The Government of the United States offers its good offices to the end that a satisfactory settlement of the difficulty may be reached. 154
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 154
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 22 Same subject. Conveys thanks of the President of Haiti for the proffer of good offices. 155
Mr. Russell to Mr. Cabral y Baez. Jan. 24 Same subject. Quotes to him Department’s instruction of the 21st inst. 155
814 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox Jan. 26 Same subject. Transmits official statement of the Haitian Government, published in Le Moniteur. 153
Mr. Russell to Mr. Cabral y Baez. do Same subject. The Government of the United States is impelled to press upon the two governments the urgent necessity for an amicable adjustment of the differences, and offers its good offices to that end. 155
Mr. Cabral y Baez to Mr. Russell. do Same subject. The Dominican Government accepts the good offices of the Government of the United States and will exhaust every effort to reach a definite solution of the vexing problem. 156
Same to same Jan. 27 Same subject. The Dominican Government agrees to suspend work on the road for a sufficient length of time for the rendering of an arbitral decision, and would be glad if Haiti would draft a convention to submit the question to arbitration. 157
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Jan. 31 Same subject. Informs him that the Dominican Government has accepted the good offices of this government, and to urge the Haitian Government to enter into negotiations with that government 158
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss do Same subject and tenor 158
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram) Feb. 1 Same subject. Reports that instructions will be sent to the Haitian Minister at Washington to request the good offices of the United States to negotiate a treaty for the arbitration of the controversy. 158
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Russell (telegram). Feb. 16 Revolutionary movements in the Dominican Republic. The Department has reasons to believe that ex-President Morales and other Dominican exiles are about to institute a revolutionary movement and instructs him to ask the Dominican Government to take appropriate measures. 171
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 19 Same subject. Reports on the movements and actions of Carlos Morales, who does not seem to have much prestige either in or out or outside of the Republic. 171
29 Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Mar. 1 Modification of the Dominican tariff. It having come to the attention of this government that the Dominican Government has recently put in force a law imposing a stamp tax on certain articles of import, instructs him to take up this matter with the Dominican Government. 141
37 Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Mar. 3 Message of the President of the Dominican Republic to Congress. Quotes passages relating to the United States. 138
Mr. Knox to Mr. Joubert Mar. 9 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Department has been informed by the Dominican Legation that the construction of the road between Padernales and Jimani is an urgent necessity. As it is proposed that the construction be continued without prejudice to the rights of Haiti, it is hoped that this matter may be arranged. 159
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Furniss (telegram). do Same subject. Communicates the foregoing note and instructs him to endeavor to obtain the consent of the Haitian Government. 159
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 11 Same subject. The President of Haiti has informed him that he can not consent to the construction of the road before a decision has been reached by the arbitral court. 159
849 Same to same Mar. 15 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Foreign Office in which it is stated that the Haitian Government will instruct its minister at Washington to request the American Government to negotiate the arbitration convention. 160
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Russell (telegram). Mar. 21 Revolutionary movements. Informs him that Morales left New York for West Indian ports. 171
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Apr. 5 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Haitian Minister at Washington has received full powers to negotiate a treaty for the arbitration of the dispute and asks that similar powers be given to the Dominican Minister. 161
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 24 Same subject. Full powers to conclude a convention has been sent to the Dominican Minister at Washington. 162
47 Same to same Apr. 26 Modification of the Dominican tariff. Incloses correspondence with the Dominican Foreign Office explaining the stand the Dominican Government takes concerning the surtax and the stamp tax. 142
1140 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryce do Revolutionary movements. Quotes telegram from the Governor of Porto Rico, asserting that Dominican revolutionists intend to arm a vessel in Bermuda for an expedition against the Dominican Republic. 172
Mr. Sannon to Mr. Knox Apr. 27 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Gives the history of the boundary dispute and requests the cooperation of the Department to induce the Dommican Government to conclude an arbitration treaty for the settlement of the question. 162
51 Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox May 5 Assault on the commanding officer of U. S. S. Chester by a Dominican officer. Incloses copies of correspondence with the Foreign Office, relating to the incident. 168
Mr. Knox to Mr. Meyer May 26 Same subject. Transmits above dispatch and suggests that the incident be considered closed. 170
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 5 Revolutionary movements. Expression of appreciation from the Dominican Government for the action by the United States to frustrate attempts at a revolutionary movement. 172
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). June 6 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The powers of the Haitian plenipotentiaries are considered too narrow by the Dominican Commissioners. Instructs to endeavor to have further instructions sent. 163
52 Same to same June 14 Assault on the commanding officer of the U. S. S. Chester by a Dominican officer. The incident may be considered closed. 170
53 Same to same June 15 Modification of the Dominican tariff. Instructs to reiterate and reaffirm Department’s views as expressed in instruction No. 29, of Mar. 1, 1911. 144
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 20 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Dominican commissioners have been instructed to endeavor to effect a settlement and not to break off negotiations before consulting the American Secretary of State. 164
64 Same to same July 8 Modification of the Dominican tariff. Report compliance with Department’s instruction No. 53 of June 15 1911. 144
Same to same (telegram) July 9 Assault on an American inspector of customs by a Dominican customs official. Reports on, and that he has made representations to the Dominican Foreign Office. 167
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). July 12 Same subject. Instructs to renew demand for the punishment of the offender. 167
68 Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox July 15 Modification of the Dominican tariff. Submits lengthy report on the working of the municipal surtax. 145
71 Same to same July 19 Assault on an American Inspector of Customs by a Dominican customs official. Reports that the Dominican Government has given entire satisfaction in the case. 167
79 Same to same Aug. 5 Modification of the Dominican tariff. Incloses a note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, claiming that, in his opinion, the Government of the United States has no right to criticise the imposition of the municipal surtax. 147
80 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copy of the Official Gazette containing a decree abolishing the municipal surtax on several articles of import. 149
The Dominican Commissioners to Mr. Knox. Aug. 30 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. On account of the recent political events in Haiti the Dominican Government, is of the opinion that no action can be had on a treaty for the time being, and has authorized its commissioners to return home. 164
69 Mr. Adee to Mr. Endicott. Oct. 23 Modification of the Dominican tariff. Gives full interpretation of the convention of 1907, stating that the Department is firmly convinced of the rightfulness of its contention that the stamp and municipal taxes affect changes in the Dominican tariff as contemplated in the convention. 149
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 15 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Haitian Government refuses to let Dominican soldiers pass between certain posts established by the Dominican Government on disputed territory. 165
Mr. Endicott to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 20 Assassination of President Cáceres. Reports 174
President Taft to Mme Cáceres (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to tender sympathy 174
Mr. Knox to Mr. Endicott (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to tender sympathy of this Government to the Dominican people. 175
Mr. Endicott to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The funeral of the late President took place to-day. The murderer and an accessory were captured and shot. 175
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). Nov. 22 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Instructs to urge the advisability of an attitude of conciliation on the Haitian Government. 165
Mr. Endicott to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Revolutionary movements. The Minister for Foreign Affairs requests that the American Consul at St. Thomas be instructed to prevent an expedition under Horatio Vasquez against the Dominican Republic from leaving that port. 172
974 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox Nov. 23 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Haitian Minister for Foreign Affairs absolutely refuses to permit the transit of Dominican soldiers through disputed territory. 165
Mr. Knox to Count Moltke. do Revolutionary movements. The Dominican Government has informed this Government that an expedition is being organized against the Dominican Government at St. Thomas. 173
Mr. Endicott to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 25 Same subject. The Vasquez expedition is alarming the Dominican Government and it is drafting recruits. 173
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 11 Same subject. The Minister for Foreign Affairs has informed him that Morales has effected a landing, and that another expedition is leaving from Cuba. 173
108 Same to same do Inauguration of Eladio Victoria as Provisional President. Reports. 175
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 20 Boundary dispute between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Minister for Foreign Affairs informs him that the Haitian Government is establishing military posts and is encroaching on Dominican territory. 166
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). Dec. 21 Same subject. Informs him of the above telegram 166
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 22 Same subject. The Haitian Government denies the above allegation, and is willing to give additional powers for negotiation to its minister at Washington. 166
993 Same to same Dec. 23 Same subject. It is the keen desire of the Haitian Government to have the boundary question settled at the earliest possible moment, and will give such additional powers for negotiation to its minister at Washington as may be suggested by the Department of State. 166
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Dec. 23 Revolutionary movements. Reports that the Morales expedition met with complete failure, he, with a number of his adherents, being captured. 174
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 29 Same subject. Zenon Torribio is reported to have landed with a revolutionary expedition. The Dominican Government has sent a strong force to meet him. 174

ecuador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Althaus to Mr. Combs 1911. Jan. 2 Boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru. Agrees to submit the question to The Hague Arbitration Tribunal. 177
Mr. Peralta to Mr. Fox Jan. 16 Same subject. States at length why Ecuador can not agree to submit this to The Hague Tribunal of Arbitration. 177
Mr. Yoacham to Mr. Knox Jan. 17 Same subject. The Government of Chile has answered the Ecuadorean note in the sense that it does not find sufficient grounds for the reasons adduced in its refusal to submit the question to The Hague. It is hoped that Ecuador will accept the proposal of arbitration, because that seems to be the only way out of the difficulty. 180
Mr. Herrera to Mr. Frazier. do Same subject. The Colombian Government considers it opportune to state that the solution proposed by the mediating powers will not be conducive to the ends desired. Colombia can do no less than formulate the most peremptory reservation of her rights regarding territory which she considers and defends as her own. 181
Mr. Knox to Mr. da Gama Apr. 8 Same subject. Suggests to the mediating powers the advisability of asking the Governments of Ecuador and Peru to submit their dispute for final settlement to the decision of amiables compositeurs, and of inviting the Government of Colombia to participate in further proceedings. Requests the views of the mediating powers. 182
Mr. Knox to Mr. Naón do Same subject and tenor 182
Mr. Knox to Mr. Sherrill (telegram). do Same subject and tenor. Instructs to repeat to the American Ambassador to Brazil. 182
Mr. Dudley to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 13 Same subject. Reports that the suggestions of the department are acceptable to the Brazilian Government, except the suggested participation of Colombia. Since the recent secret treaty between Ecuador and Colombia there has been no territory in dispute between these two countries and a tripartite discussion between the three countries would be interminable. 184
12 Mr. Suárez to Mr. Knox July 12 Same subject. By reason of the old friendship binding Chile to. Ecuador, and in order to serve the interests of peace on the continent, the Chilean Government will continue to labor resolutely for the purpose of finding a peaceful and satisfactory settlement of the difficulty. 184
3 Mr. Young to Mr. Knox Aug. 11 Message of the President of Ecuador to Congress. Quotes passages relating to the boundary dispute with Peru. 176
984 Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knox Aug. 16 Boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru. Transmits annual report of the Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs. Passage relating to the Peru-Ecuador boundary dispute quoted. 185
4 Mr. Young to Mr. Knox Aug. 21 Overthrow of President Eloy Alfaro and assumption of the Presidency by Emilio Estrada. Makes full report on the recent disorders in Quito. 186
8 Same to same Aug. 22 Same subject. President Alfaro resigned and Emilio Estrada was duly declared to have been legal y elected President of the Republic. 187
4 Mr. Adee to Mr. Suárez Oct. 12 Boundary dispute between Ecuador and Peru. Acknowledges his note of July 12, 1911, and expresses appreciation. 186
Mr. Young to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 22 Death of President Emilio Estrada. Reports 187
President Taft to the Acting President of Ecuador (telegram). do Same subject. Expresses sympathy. 188
Acting President Freile Z. to President Taft (telegram). Dec. 25 Same subject. Expresses appreciation for telegram of condolence. 188
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france.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1911. Apr. 13 Arrangement between the United States and other powers relative to the repression of the circulation of obscene publications. Text. 194
July 26 Extradition treaty between the United States and France. Text. 189

germany.

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Export duty levied by Germany on potash salts. Early history of the case. 198
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1910. May 11 Same subject. The potash law provides that prices on after May deliveries shall not be higher than those before June 30, 1909. 205
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hill (telegram). do Same subject. American contractors claim that the potash law was passed under misapprehension regarding the views of this Government. Instructs to see that this Government’s position is thoroughly understood by the German Government. 205
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 12 Same subject. The German foreign office has been fully informed of our Government’s position regarding potash contracts. 205
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The secretary of state for foreign affairs assured me that American potash contracts will not be invalidated or impaired by the new law. 205
697 Same to same May 18 Same subject. Gives resume of correspondence on the subject and incloses a note from the foreign office which seems to be the last word we may expect from the German Government. Discusses the note in detail 206
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (telegram). June 1 Same subject. This Government must insist that the prices fixed in the potash contracts shall not be unduly increased. Instructs to advise the Department whether further representations should be made by the Department or by the private interests involved. 209
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 6 Same subject. Suggests immediate request for most favorable conditions obtainable under section 46. 210
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (telegram). June 7 Same subject. Instructs to urge on the Bundesrat that potash contracts made before Dec. 17, 1909, be completed as made without imposition of tax provided in paragraph 26 of the new law. 210
397 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hill June 9 Same subject. Complaints continue to be made that invoices of shipments since May 10 are coming in with the full amount of Government tax added. 211
729 Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox June 23 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in which he made representations on the high penalty imposed upon the mine owners for overproduction, and which the American contractors are obliged to pay. 211
Same to same (telegram) June 24 Same subject. The German Government suggests that all interested parties confer and come to an amicable agreement. 215
Same to same (telegram) July 1 Same subject. States conditions laid down by the foreign office upon which the reduction of duty on excesses of quota shall be contingent. 215
Mr. Wilson to Mr.Hill(telegram). July 2 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether the German Government desires a conference in Berlin in July between interested parties. 216
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The German Government agrees to a conference in August or September. 216
Mr. Wilson to Mr.Hill(telegram). July 5 Same subject. Department declines to recommend a conference on the basis of the conditions laid down as reported in his telegram of July 1. 216
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 16 Same subject. The Department will send one of its commercial advisers to cooperate with him in the potash question. 216
801 Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox Sept. 22 Same subject. Reports arrival of Mr. Davis, commercial adviser of the Department, and who will make a thorough inquiry into the ends and purpose of the German Government in passing the potash law. 217
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hill (telegram). Oct. 8 Same subject. The Attorney General is of the opinion that an unlawful combination has been made in Germany under cover of the potash law which affects the United States through an American corporation organized by the German mine owners, and the whole matter should be investigated by a Federal grand jury. 217
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). Oct. 15 Same subject. The negotiations have ended without favorable result. Mr. Davis will withhold his report until the ambassador can appeal to the chancellor for a friendly arrangement. 218
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hill (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to cable synopsis of Mr. Davis’s report before making representations to the chancellor. 218
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). Oct. 17 Same subject. Reports that a satisfactory arrangement can be made if he can have Department’s authority. 218
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (telegram). Oct. 18 Same subject. Authorizes him to confer with the chancellor, maintaining the dignity of this Government and its firm attitude in this matter. 219
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. States conditions upon which he has consented to mediate unofficially. 219
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 6 Same subject. Reports failure to obtain a definite proposition for settlement of the potash question. States attitude of the German Government. 219
493 Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill Nov. 23 Presentation of a statue of Gen. von Steuben to Germany by the United States. Incloses an act of Congress authorizing this presentation. Instructs to ascertain whether the German Government will provide the pedestal for the statue. 243
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 20 Export duty levied by Germany on potash salts. Aide memoire reiterating the attitude of the United States. Instructs to present it textually to the German Government and to state that the President desires to have it brought to the special attention of the German Emperor. 220
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 23 Same subject. Department’s aide memoire was presented to the chancellor, and he requests time for reply. 221
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (telegram). 1911. Jan. 12 Same subject. Instructs to press for an early reply to Department’s aide memoire of the 20th inst., and to inform the chancellor that action by the Bundesrat which does not provide for relief of American contracts from penalty taxes and the refunding of taxes now paid will not satisfy the President. 221
Count von Bernstorff to Mr. Knox. Jan. 31 Same subject. Incloses a long memorandum of the German Government stating its views concerning the potash question and declaring its willingness to enter into friendly negotiations for the settlement of the differences. 222
893 Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox Feb. 8 Same subject. Discusses at length above memorandum and refutes certain claims made therein. 227
Mr. Knox to Count von Bernstorff. Feb. 7 Same subject. Calls attention to his offer to ascertain, as a basis for further discussion, how much below the syndicate price of 1909 the German Government could suggest a price at which the American contracts could be met and requests his earnest efforts to bring this question to a settlement. 229
Mr. Wilson to Count von Bernstorff. Feb. 11 Same subject. Advises him that the German Government has demanded payment of excess-production tax from an American corporation, exporting its entire product to the United States, and that, in the opinion of this Government, no tax should be demanded. 229
Count von Bernstorff to Mr. Knox. Feb. 15 Same subject. It has been declared heretofore that the American purchasers did not have to bear the excess-production tax, any statement differing from the above must be supported by a notarial declaration by which the purchasers expressly recognize their liability, or arbitration must decide this question. 230
Mr. Wilson to Count von Bernstorff. Mar. 9 Same subject. Informs him that the Government of the United States suspends further diplomatic action on this case and suggests that the German Government join this Government to bring about an early conference between the German interests concerned and the representatives of the American parties to the contracts. 231
416 Same to same Mar. 17 Same subject. Advises him that the German Government is willing to defer collection of the tax demanded from the American corporation, provided it furnishes bank guarantee of payment. As all the property of this corporation is located in Germany it requested that this requirement be waived. 233
Same to same Mar. 21 Same subject. Requests early reply to Department’s note of Mar. 9, 1911. 234
Count von Bernstorff to Mr. Knox. 1911. Mar. 29 Same subject. The German Government concurs in the suggestion that a settlement of the potash question be reached privately and recommends that the conference be held at Brussels. 235
Mr. Knox to Count von Bernstorff. Apr. 3 Same subject. Urges that the conference be held at New York no later than the 24th of this month. 235
Count von Bernstorff to Mr. Knox. Apr. 8 Same subject. The German interested parties insisted that the conference be held at Hamburg. The German Government induced them, however, to accept Brussels instead. 236
Mr. Wilson to Count von Bernstorff. Apr. 14 Same subject. The American interested parties urgently request that the conference be held at New York or at Montreal. 237
Same to same Apr. 27 Same subject. The representatives of the American interests have accepted Brussels as the meeting place of the conference. Suggests May 15 for the opening of the conference. 237
Count von Bernstorff to Mr. Knox. May 1 Same subject. Advises that Brussels has been chosen as the meeting place and May 15 as the date of opening of the conference. 238
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (telegram). May 6 Presentation of a statue of Gen. von Steuben to Germany. Instructs to ascertain whether the appointment of Hon. Richard Bartholdt as the President’s representative is acceptable to the German Emperor. 244
Mr. Davis to Mr. Knox May 11 Export duty levied by Germany on potash salts. Reports telephone communication with the German ambassador in which the latter stated that his Government desired to hold the conference at Berlin instead of Brussels. As Mr. Davis was assured that the American interested parties agreed to this change he had also agreed thereto. 238
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 30 Presentation of a statue of Gen. von Steuben to Germany. Appointment of Hon. Richard Bartholdt as the President’s representative is agreeable to the German Emperor. 244
Mr. Hale to Mr. Hill (telegram). May 31 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether the appointment of C. P. Wolfram as additional representative of the President is agreeable to the German Emperor. 245
974 Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox June 13 Same subject. Reports that the statue will be erected at Potsdam. 245
Same to same (telegram) June 20 Same subject. Appointment of Wolfram is agreeable to the German Emperor. September 2 is proposed as the date for the presentation. 245
The German Emperor to President Taft (telegram). Sept. 2 Same subject. Conveys thanks for himself and the German people for the statue which has just been unveiled. 245
President Taft to the German Emperor (telegram). do Same subject. Appreciation of above telegram which will be communicated to the Congress of the United States. 246

great britain.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
236 Mr. Innes to Mr. Knox 1910. Nov. 28 Coronation of King George V. Incloses a proclamation fixing the date for the coronation. Requests to be informed whether the President will send a representative. 251
871 Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox Dec. 29 Additional protocol to the International Prize Court Convention. The governments which have not as yet ratified the convention have been advised that they are not obliged to ratify the convention if they accept the additional protocol. 247
1911. Jan. 12 Fisheries in Canadian and Newfoundland treaty waters. Text of minutes of, conference held at Washington the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th of January, 1911. 271
Jan. 14 Same subject. Text of minutes of conference held at Washington the 13th and 14th of Januuary, 1911. 272
1 Mr. Knox to Mr. Castrillo, jr. Jan. 19 Additional protocol to the International Prize Court Convention. Incloses copy of protocol and circular note of the Netherlands Government of May 24, 1910, and urges acceptance by the Nicaraguan Government. 248
Mr. Knox to Mr. Reid (telegram). Feb. 1 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether it is true, as reported, that the ratification of the protocol will be postponed by Great Britain until after the coronation. 249
Mr. Knox to President Taft Feb. 1 Same subject. Incloses the protocol for transmission to the Senate. States reasons for the necessity of its adoption. 249
20 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox Feb. 2 Coronation of King George V. Advises that the state visits will commence on June 19 and will terminate on the 28th of that month. 252
28 Same to same Feb. 17 Same subject. All maritime powers have been invited to attend the naval review to be held June 24. Asks to be informed, if the United States accepts the invitation, of the name of the vessel which will be sent. 252
1111 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryce. Mar. 18 Same subject. The U. S. S. Delaware will represent this Government at the naval review. 252
1145 Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce May 5 Same subject. Advises him that the President has appointed Mr. John Hays Hammond ambassador on special mission to represent the Government of the United States. 253
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox June 1 Same subject. Transmits rules and arrangements adopted concerning exchange of visits and salutes by commanders of foreign warships. Asks to be informed whether they are acceptable to this Government. 253
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce June 6 Same subject. The above arrangements are entirely satisfactory to this Government. 254
President Taft to King George V (telegram). June 22 Same subject. Felicitations 254
King George V to President Taft (telegram). June 22 Same subject. Thanks for above telegram 254
July 19 Arbitration of pecuniary claims. Special agreement between the United States and Great Britain. Text and schedule of claims. 266
825 Mr. Loudon to Mr. Knox Aug. 14 Additional protocol to the International Prize Court Convention. Advises that all the States signatory to the convention have signed the additional protocol. 251
168 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox Aug. 28 Coronation of King George V. Incloses a letter from the King to the President, acknowledging letter of credence presented by Ambassador Hammond. 255
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryce Sept. 7 Same subject. Above letter will be transmitted to the President. 255
Dec. 14 Preservation and protection of fur seals. Treaty between the United States and Great Britain. Text. 256
Dec. 14 Same subject. Convention between the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia. Text. 260

guatemala.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
203 Mr. Sands to Mr. Knox 1910. Sept. 16 Rights of American citizens arrested in Guatemala and kept in comunicado. The Mexican press announces that all foreigners arrested in Mexico will in future be permitted to communicate with their diplomatic and consular representatives. Requests authority to approach the Guatemalan Government on this subject. 274
212 Mr. Sands to Mr. Knox Sept. 28 Same subject. Reports his conversation with the President of Guatemala concerning the minister’s difficulty in obtaining information about cases involving American interests, and that the President promised that he would instruct the judiciary to answer confidential requests made by the minister or consul general. 274
68 Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt 1911. Apr. 17 Same subject. Instructs to say to President Cabrera that this Government would appreciate the modification of the system of “incomunicacion” which prevails in Guatemala. Refers to the case of arrest of Thomas J. McCullough. 275
85 Mr. Hitt to Mr. Knox May 10 Same subject. Incloses a note from the foreign office stating that instructions have been issued permitting American citizens, under arrest in Guatemala, to apprise their consular officers of detention. 276
96 Same to same May 27 Same subject. Incloses note from the Foreign Office transmitting a circular telegram which authorizes American citizens under arrest in Guatemala to communicate with their diplomatic and consular officers and other persons. 277
74 Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt June 2 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 85 and points out an apparent discrepancy between the President’s observations and the note of the minister for foreign affairs. 278
84 Mr. Knox to Mr. Stabler July 27 Same subject. Acknowledges Mr. Hitt’s No. 96 279
125 Mr. Stabler to Mr. Knox Aug. 19 Same subject. Transmits the explanation of the minister for foreign affairs concerning the apparent discrepancy between the statement of the president and the note from the foreign office. 279

haiti.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
892 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox 1911. June 22 Revolution in Haiti. The President is leaving Port au Prince to investigate the report that arms have been landed at Fort Liberte, and that that section is soon to revolt. 281
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). July 13 Same subject. The Dominican minister for foreign affairs stated that many of the Haitian forces are deserting into the Dominican Republic. Their return has been demanded, but the Dominican Government has refused to surrender them. 281
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). July 17 Same subject. Government officials admit that a strong undercurrent is developing against the Government. 282
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Gonaives is reported to be in the hands of the revolutionists. An American war vessel is desirable at Port au Prince. 282
Same to same (telegram) July 20 Same subject. Practically all of the north is in the hands of the revolutionists. The President returned and will form a new cabinet. 282
Same to same telegram) do Same subject. He was advised yesterday by the Haitian Government that the cities of St. Marc and Gonaives would be bombarded. He protested against such action. 282
Same to same (telegram) July 21 Same subject. The Government is tottering, and the diplomatic corps considers the presence of a war vessel necessary. 282
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). July 22 Same subject. Approves his July 20, and instructs him to inform the Haitian Government that it will be held strictly responsible for any damage sustained by American citizens. 282
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The towns within 10 miles of Port au Prince have fallen, and the Government can not survive many hours. 283
Same to same (telegram) July 23 Same subject. Several towns will be blockaded by the Haitian Government. He has informed it that the blockade must be effective to be respected. 283
Same to same (telegram) July 24 Same subject. The President of Haiti informed the diplomatic corps that he had sufficient force to guarantee protection to foreigners. Asks to be advised of the status of the crew of the yacht American which was turned over to the Haitian Government. 283
Same to same (telegram) July 27 Same subject. The situation is becoming more serious. Aux Cays and several other towns in the west have revolted. The Congress is hurriedly passing numerous concessions because of better terms offered. 283
Same to same (telegram). July 28 Same subject. While the President realizes that the condition is serious, he will not surrender the Government until it becomes absolutely necessary. The United States should be prepared to use a strong hand to prevent incendiarism, massacre, and pillage. 283
Same to same (telegram) July 31 Same subject. At a meeting of the diplomatic corps some were of the opinion that President Simon should be requested to leave, and that some action should be taken to prevent further executions. 284
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 1 Same subject. The President, in an interview this morning, admitted the seriousness of the situation, but seemed to think that he had a chance to overcome the revolution. 284
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The President has informed the diplomatic corps that he is ready to resign and requests three days’ armistice to arrange his affairs. 284
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The President has asked permission to embark on an American war vessel. Asks instructions. 285
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 1 Same subject. Armistice will be respected by the local revolutionary leaders. 285
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 2 Same subject. The Government is attempting to obtain all available funds from the bank, but has been told by the diplomatic corps that the armistice does not permit this. 285
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs that temporary refuge may be granted to President Simon to save innocent human life. 285
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The President embarked on the Haitian war vessel formerly the American. 285
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 3 Same subject. The German war vessel landed about 40 men, although there was no apparent necessity for such action. 286
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The President and his family have left on a Dutch vessel bound for Jamaica. 286
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 4 Same subject. Firminists continue to dominate Port au Prince; Leconte is approaching at the head of an army. Fighting should not be allowed in the streets. Requests instructions. 286
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Instructs to caution American citizens to observe a strictly neutral attitude. 286
Mr. Knox to Mr. Meyer do Same subject. Informs him of the serious condition existing at Port au Prince and requests that the naval commander there be instructed to prevent armed conflict within the city limits. 286
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 6 Same subject. The general commanding the revo-tionary forces has been advised by the diplomatic corps that no armed conflict will be permitted at Port au Prince. 287
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Leconte has been proclaimed chief of the executive power and has entered Port au Prince. 287
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 7 Same subject. He has been informed that the Germans have made large advances to the Leconte movement, and they have offered Leconte a loan of $200,000. 287
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). Aug. 10 Same subject. Instructs to make clear to the facto government that the United States insists on the safe-guarding of American interests. He is not to recognize the new Government until satisfactory assurances are given. 288
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 12 Same subject. Leconte, through his counselor of state, informed the minister that he desired to have as much American capital participate in the loans to be made by the banks as possible; that he guaranteed protection to all American interests; and that he would equitably adjust claims resulting from the recent revolt. 288
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). Aug. 13 Same subject. Department considers it most impor-tant that the above assurances be made in writing. 289
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 15 Same subject. Reports inauguration of President Leconte; gives names of cabinet officers. The Government is advertising for subscriptions to a loan. 289
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. In reply to department’s Aug. 13, quotes note from the counselor of state giving assurances referred to. 289
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss (telegram). Aug. 18 Same subject. Authorizes him to recognize the Leconte government. 290
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 19 Same subject. He will recognize the Leconte government this day. Suggests that the naval commander be instructed to fire a salute. 290
923 Same to same (telegram) Aug. 21 Same subject. Reports interview with President Leconte, incident upon the recognition of the new government on the 19th inst. 290

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
47 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox 1910. July 28 Revolution in Honduras. Information has been received that Lee Christmas is preparing to invade Honduras from Guatemala. 291
51 Same to same Aug. 11 Same subject. Reports that some Americans have been arrested for being connected with the revolutionary movement. 291
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 3 Same subject. At an interview the President of Honduras requested the decisive cooperation of the United States to prevent the landing of revolutionary expeditions in Honduras. 292
The Honduran Legation to Mr. Knox. Dec. 8 Same subject. Advises that Gens. Bonilla and Christmas are in New Orleans and are preparing an expedition against Honduras. They have bought the steamship Hornet which will sail from New Orleans and which will be supplied with war munitions after leaving that port. 292
Mr. Wilson to the Honduran Legation. Dec. 12 Same subject. The information contained in the above memorandum has been communicated to the proper authorities. 293
Mr. Hitt to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 21 Same subject. The consular agent at Livingston, Guatemala, reports the departure of two vessels with arms and ammunition for Honduras, that the Hornet is expected to arrive soon. 293
The Hcnduran Legation to Mr. Knox. Dec. 26 Same subject. Advises that Gens. Bonilla and Christmas left New Orleans, probably on the Hornet. 293
112 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox Dec. 27 Same subject. Incloses correspondence between the ministers for foreign affairs of Honduras and Guatemala concerning the report that Honduran exiles are about to invade Honduras. Guatemala will take all necessary measures to prevent a breach of neutrality. 294
Mr. Lazo A. to Mr. Knox 1911. Jan. 18 Same subject. Advises that the owners of the Hornet have made a pretended sale of the vessel to evade the neutrality laws of the United States. 294
20 Mr. Knox to Mr. Lazo A Jan. 19 Same subject. The information contained in the above note has been communicated to the Attorney General for such action as may be necessary. 295
Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 20 Same subject. One hundred men have gathered near Camayagua where an uprising was expected. 295
do Same subject. Decree declaring the Republic under martial law. 296
122 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox Jan. 25 Same subject. Incloses an official statement published in La Prensa of the inauguration and progress of the Bonilla revolutionary movement. 295
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 27 Same subject. Reports that Ceiba and San Marcos de Colon have been taken by the revolutionists 296
President Dávila to President Taft (telegram). Jan. 28 Same subject. Requests intervention by the United States to terminate the war. 297
Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 29 Same subject. States that President Davila desires the United States to act as arbitrator in the present situation. 297
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Suggests as a convenient order of procedure: Armistice approval of convention by Congress, and an agreement as to the presidency. 297
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The President is ready to deliver the presidency to any person designated by the United States. 297
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 30 Same subject. The President of Honduras desires that the United States approve the designates, as he thinks this is the only way his retirement can benefit his country. 298
Mr. Knox to Mr. McCreery (telegram). Jan. 31 Same subject. Quotes instructions sent to the naval commander in Honduran waters as to the prevention of fighting in Puerto Cortes and the arbitration of the present difficulty. 298
President Taft to President Davila (telegram). do Same subject. Acknowledges his telegram of the 28th instant and refers to the above instruction sent to the American minister. 298
Mr. Wilson to Mr. McCreery (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. Mediation by the United States. Informs him that Thomas C. Dawson, of the American Diplomatic Service, has been instructed to proceed to Puerto Cortes to facilitate an equitable of the present difficulty. 299
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Dawson Feb. 11 Same subject. Instructions to proceed to Puerto Cortes and to use his impartial good offices to compose the existing controversy. 299
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dawson (telegram). Feb. 21 Same subject. The indictment of Bonilla, Christmas, and others for breach of the United States neutrality statutes in the Hornet case will not affect the attitude of this Government in the mediation conference. 300
Mar. 4 Peace conference held on board the U. S. S. Tacoma. Extracts from the minutes. 309
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that President Davila accepts the peace arrangement, that he and the Vice President will resign and that Congress will elect Bertrand as first designate. 302
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The peace conference requests that the revolutionary leaders be informed of the peace arrangements. 302
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 7 Same subject. Reports the election of Bertrand as first designate. 303
Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 10 Same subject. The conference resolved that the new executive should take the oath at Puerto Cortes and that Davila should act as military commander until his arrival at Tegucigalpa. 303
145 Same to same Mar. 12 Same subject. Incloses copy of his communication to the revolutionary commander advising him of the peace arrangements. 303
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 13 Same subject. Reports that he telegraphed Mr. Dawson the President’s proposal to resign and that Bertrand be inaugurated at Tegucigalpa. 304
The Peace Conference to President Taft. Mar. 14 Same subject. Vote of thanks for his mediation. 304
Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the Congress accepted the resignation of the Vice President 305
Mr. Dawson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 16 Same subject. Reports resignation of the Vice President, the election of Bertrand as first designate. 305
Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 17 Same subject. Reports that the conference extended to him a vote of thanks for his services in its labors for peace. 305
160 Same to same Mar. 25 Same subject. Reports the reception of President Designate Bertrand. 305
Mr. Knox to the Peace Conference. Mar. 28 Same subject. Communicates the President’s appreciation of the vote of thanks tendered to him by the Peace Conference. 306
163 Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox. Apr. 1 Same subject. Incloses copy of a manifesto issued by President Bertrand to the nation. 306
Mr. Knox to Mr. McCreery (telegram). Apr. 11 Same subject. Status of the Hornet. Instructs to ascertain whether the Honduran Government desires to regularize the status of this vessel by a change of registry or whether it is to be returned to the United States. The Department of Justice has been instructed to nolle prosse the indictment against Gen. Bonilla. 307
211 Mr. Wright to Mr. Knox July 25 Same subject. Reports termination of the period of martial law by public proclamation. 307
44 Mr. White to Mr. Knox Nov. 1 Election of Manuel Bonilla as President of Honduras. Reports. 307

italy.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
403 Baron Mayor to Mr. Root 1908. Feb. 7 International expositions at Rome and Turin in comemmoration of the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy. Gives notice of, and requests participation of the United States. 312
592 Mr. Root to Baron Mayor Feb. 19 Same subject. The question of official participation by the Government of the United States will be given consideration by the department at the next session of Congress. 312
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Straus Feb. 26 Same, subject. Requests notice in the Daily Consular Reports. 313
President Taft to Congress. 1910. Jan. 25 Same subject. Approves and recommends the recommendation of the Secretary of State for the participation of the United States. 313
Mr. Knox to Baron Mayor Jan. 29 Same subject. Incloses Sen. Doc. 321, 61st Cong., 2d sess., containing request made to Congress for provision to enable this Government to participate. 313
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Apr. 30 Same subject. Advises that Congress appropriated $130,000 for his Government’s participation. 314
Mr. Hilles to Mr. Knox 1911 Feb. 8 Medical inspection of Italian immigrants. Requests that arrangement be made with the Italian Govment, whereby Italian surgeons detailed on emigrant; vessel be instructed to report all details of any sickness occurring in Italian immigrants to the officers in the United States. 309
167 Mr. Knox to Mr. Leishman. Feb. 28 Same subject; Incloses copy of above letter and in structs to take up the matter with the Italian Government. 310
426 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox July 26 Same subject. Incloses note from the foreign office stating that instructions have been given to Italian surgeons to make the desired reports. 310
Mr. Wilson to Mr. MacVeagh Sept. 8 Same subject. Advises him of the above 311
Memorandum from the Italian Embassy. Sept. 30 War between Italy and Turkey. Advises of declaration of. 308
Mr. Adee to Signor Cambiaso. Oct. 27 Same subject. Incloses copies of the proclamation of neutrality issued by the President. 308
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japan.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Wilson to Mr. O’Brien (telegram). 1910. Sept. 18 Exterritorial jurisdiction in Chosen. Asks for more specific information in regard to the judicial system now in operation in Chosen. 320
1235 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Knox Oct. 4 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the Japanese foreign office asking for the information requested in department’s telegram of the 18th ultimo. 321
1239 Same to same Oct. 14 Same subject. Incloses a note from the Japanese foreign office giving information on this subject. The information not being considered sufficiently definite he has addressed another note to the foreign office. 322
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Knox (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. Quotes unsatisfactory passage in the reply of the foreign office concerning land ownership in Chosen. 325
1262 Same to same Nov. 17 Same subject. Discusses the difference between the Japanese and Korean land laws. 325
1266 Same to same Nov. 29 Same subject. Incloses copy of a note from the Japanese foreign office regarding change of venue in criminal cases affecting Americans. 327
1274 Same to same Dec. 13 Same subject. Incloses a report from the American consul general at Seoul calling attention to the regulations promulgated by the Japanese governor general in regard to land laws which wholly ignore the existence of land records in the foreign consulates. 328
1279 Same to same Dec. 27 Same subject. Incloses a copy of his note to the foreign office in regard to the land laws in Korea, to which no reply has as yet been received, but he is informed that the regulations will be amended. 330
Mr. Knox to Mr. O’Brien (telegram). 1911. Jan. 23 Same subject. Asks whether any progress has been made. 331
Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 25 Same subject. The foreign office declares that land titles of foreigners will be respected and consular registrations will be treated as prima facie valid. 331
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 6 Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs confirms the above statement. 331
1296 Same to same Feb. 7 Same subject. The procedure in criminal cases involving American citizens will, upon request of the accused, be transferred to the competent court at Seoul. 332
1297 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office confirming his telegram of the 25th ultimo. 333
Apr. 5 Treaty of commerce and navigation between the 315
Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Knox Apr. 8 Exterritorial jurisdiction in Chosen. Incloses report from the consul general at Seoul that the matter about the land laws has been satisfactorily settled. 335
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 14 Extradition of criminals from and to the Philippine Islands. The Japanese Government requests to be informed whether the Philippine Islands are considered within our extradition treaty. 336
Mr. Knox to Mr. O’Brien (telegram). Aug. 16 Same subject. Under act of Feb. 6, 1905, the Philippine Islands are included in our extradition treaties. 336

liberia.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Lyon (telegram). 1910. June 18 Financial reforms in Liberia. It is necessary for Liberia to appoint a financial representative. Department suggests appointment of R. P. Falkner, 3nd submits form of credentials. 342
Mr. Lyon to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 21 Same subject. Reports that he has been officially informed of Falkner’s appointment as financial representative of Liberia. 342
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Lyon (telegram). June 22 Same subject. Falkner’s credentials should be issued as quoted in department’s June 18. 343
Mr. Knox to Mr. Lyon (telegram). June 23 Same subject. Additional credentials should be given to Falkner, to enable him secure options on outstanding indebtedness. 343
Mr. Lyon to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 24 Same subject. The Liberian Government has complied with above suggestion. 343
Not dated. Same subject. Informal statement for the guidance of Mr. Falkner and the American banking group. 344
709 Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 3 The Liberia-Sierra Leone boundary. The British Government requests the good offices of the Government of the United States to hasten the settlement of this question. 338
1413 Mr. Knox to Mr. Reid Nov. 15 Same subject. The department win gladly lend its good offices for the settlement of the boundary question and desires a statement of the offer made to Liberia. 339
Mr. Pichon to Mr. Bacon. Dec. 5 Financial reforms in Liberia, The French Government is ready to give its adhesion to the proposals of the American Government, subject to the receipt of assurances as to absolute economic equality, the settlement of the Franco-Liberian boundary question, and the participation of France in the financial organization. 344
Dec. 13 Message of the President of Liberia to Congress. Passages relating to the United States quoted. 337
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. 1911. Jan. 16 The Liberia-Sierra Leone boundary. Requests that the American Minister at Monrovia be instructed to support the British proposals for the settlement of this question which is now before the Liberian Senate. 339
Mr. Knox to Mr. Crum (telegram). Jan. 19 Same subject. Instructs him in the sense of the above note. 340
Mr. Knox to Mr. Reid (telegram). do Same subject. Advises him of the above 340
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce Jan. 23 Same subject and purport 341
Mr. Brvce to Mr. Knox Jan. 24 Same subject. Thanks for the above. 341
Mr. Crum to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 27 Same subject. The boundary agreement has been ratified by the Senate. 341
1569 Mr. Phillips to Mr. Knox. Feb. 1 Same subject. Incloses note from Sir Edward Grey expressing thanks for the action taken by the Government of the United States. 341
Mr. Pichon to Mr. Bacon. Feb. 2 Financial reforms in Liberia. The French Government agrees to the American proposals. 345
Franco-Liberian boundary. Advises that the boundary question was settled by the signing of the delimitation act. 345
Sir Edward Grey to Mr. Reid.; June 13 Financial reforms m Liberia. The British Government agrees to the American proposals. 346
470 Mr. Knox to Count von Bernstorff. June 29 Same subject. Submits the amended proposal of the Government of the United States and requests an official assurance that the same is acceptable to the German Government. 345
Count von Bernstorff to June 30 Same subject. The German Government accepts the above proposals. 346
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce Dec. 21 Same subject. Incloses a copy of the final revise of the loan agreement as approved by the Liberian Government. 347

mexico.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
359 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Root 1908. Dec. 14 Overflow of the Colorado River into the Imperial Valley, Cal. Reports conversation with President Diaz. The Mexican Government is willing to permit the United States to do anything that is necessary to control the waters of the Colorado River. 525
375 Same to same Dec. 27 Same subject. Confirms his telegrams concerning the action taken by the Mexican Government 527
President Roosevelt to Congress. 1907. Jan. 12 Same subject. Message reciting the facts, stating the conditions and recommending that Congress make a specific appropriation for the purpose of restoring the broken levees. 528
397 Mr. Root to Mr. Thompson. 1908. Jan. 29 Same subject. Instructs to suggest to the Mexican Government the appointment of an engineer to study, jointly with an American Government engineer, the question of the equitable distribution of the waters of the Colorado River for irrigation purposes. 535
925 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Root. Feb. 27 Same subject. Incloses his note to the Mexican foreign office submitting the above suggestion. 536
421 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Thompson. Mar. 5 Same subject incloses copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Interior requesting authority for a surveying party to conduct surveys on Mexican territory in the viginity of the Colorado River. 537
Mr. Thompson to Mr. Root (telegram). Apr. 2 Same subject. This Government concedes all asked. 538
984 Same to same Apr. 2 Same subject. Incloses copy of a note from the foreign office agreeing to the request stated in department’s 421. 538
479 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Thompson. Apr. 25 Same subject. Incloses copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Interior advising of the appointment of Louis C. Hill as commissioner to study the question of the distribution of the waters of the Colorado River. 539
1054 Mr. Thompson to Mr. Root. May 8 Same subject. The Mexican Government has been advised of the above and has appointed Sr. Fernando Beltrán y Puga as its commissioner. 540
490 Mr. Bacon to Mr. Thompson May 11 Same subject. Incloses copy of a letter from the Secretary of the interior advising that the surveying party will not start until the fall and requesting further necessary documents. 540
1910. June 25 Same subject. Public Resolution No. 43, appropriating one million dollars for the protection of the lands along the Colorado River 541
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson (telegram). July 23 Same subject. Advises him of the above and of the appointment of J. A. Ockerson to investigate and make recommendation in the matter. 541
156 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. July 30 Same subject. The Mexican Government has granted facilities to the Ockerson expedition. 542
127 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. Oct. 26 Same subject. Incloses copy of the report of Mr. Ockerson for transmission to the Mexican Government and instructs to request permission for the erection of levees on Mexican territory. 542
453 Mr. Shanklin to Mr. Knox Nov. 1 Permission for foreigners arrested m Mexico to be visited by their diplomatic and consular officers. Incloses the order issued by the Mexican Government authorizing. 618
Mr. Adee to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Nov. 7 Overflow of the Colorado River. instructs to endeavor to obtain permission for the erection of levees on Mexican territory, as matter is very urgent. 544
Political affairs in Mexico. Historical sketch of political affairs preceding the revolutionary movements. Includes the manifesto of Francisco I. Madero and the Plan of San Luis Potosi. 348
241 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox Nov. 10 Same subject. Reports mob attacks on American citizens and American property incited by the publication of an editorial in connection with the burning of a Mexican for the murder of an American woman at Rock Springs, Tex. 354
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Nov. 11 Same subject. Transmits a message of good will from President Taft to President Diaz. 357
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov 12 Overflow of the Colorado River. The foreign office will give an answer to department’s urgent request as soon as the plans are properly studied. 545
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Creel .do Political affairs in Mexico. Calls attention to anti-American demonstrations and attacks on American citizens in Guadalajara and insists that steps be taken to prevent a recurrence. 357
Mr. Creel to Mr. Wilson do Same subject. Orders have been issued to prevent a recurrence of recent events in Guadalajara. 358
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Nov. 13 Same subject. Thanks for the message from president Taft to president Diaz. 358
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 14 Same subject. President Diaz requests that the American Government take steps against Mexican revolutionists who are purchasing arms and ammunition in the United States. 358
Mr. Hale to Mr. Wilson (telegram) Nov. 15 Same subject. Above has been communicated to Department of Justice. 359
245 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. In an interview President Diaz stated to the Ambassador that the recent demonstrations were not so much anti-American as anti-Government, and requested the Ambassador to lend his aid to prevent the importation of arms and ammunition into Mexico from the United States. 359
President Diaz to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. Expresses appreciation of the message of good will from President Taft. 360
249 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Nov. 16 Same subject. Incloses additional memorandum of his interview with President Diaz relating to the anti-American demonstrations. 361
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Advises that he is informed that Francisco I. Madero is obtaining arms and ammunition through a friend in San Antonio, Tex. Requests that steps be taken to prevent breach of neutrality laws of the United States. 362
249 Same to same Nov. 16 Same subject. Advises that the Mexican Government is in possession of documents showing the Madero is carrying on revolutionary propaganda in the United States against Mexico. 362
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barr do Same subject. Above memoranda have been communicated to the Department of Justice. 363
253 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Nov. 18 Permission for foreigners arrested in Mexico to be visited by their diplomatic and consular officers Transmits order to this effect from the Mexican Foreign Office. 619
Mr. Wilson to President Díaz. do Political affairs in Mexico. Anti-American propaganda in Mexican newspapers. Complains of. 363
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Attempts of Francisco I. Madero The Mexican Government asks that Madero and Magón, who is acting with him, be prosecuted for violating the neutrality laws of the United States. 363
Mr. Adee to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Nov. 19 Same subject. In case of violation of the neutrality or penal laws of the United States prompt action will be taken. 364
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Asks that the American frontier be guarded to prevent the entrance of armed rebels who are being recruited in Texas into Mexico. 364
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. Above memorandum has been communicated to the Secretary of War and the Attorney General. 364
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 2. Same subject. Reports capture of Guerrero by the revolutionists. 365
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Overflow of the Colorado River. President Diaz states that he has no authority to permit the erection of levees on Mexican territory. Suggests negotiation of a treaty. 545
Gen. Hoyt to Gen. Ainsworth (telegram). Nov. 23 Political affairs in Mexico. States that situation on the border is much exaggerated in the papers. 365
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Revolutionists are crossing into Mexico from Texas and Arizona. One American has been killed at Parral. 365
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Reports further activities of Madero in the United States. Requests arrest of Mexican agitators. 366
Mr. Creel to Mr. Wilson. Nov. 24 Same subject. Anti-American articles in Mexican newspapers have been suppressed. 366
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Advises that certain Mexicans are preparing aid in Los Angeles for the Mexican revolutionists. 366
Same to same do Same subject. Requests the arrest of Madero, who is reported to be in the United States. 367
Same to same do Same subject. The Mexican Government appreciates that the United States Government has given orders for the suppression of all violations of neutrality laws. 367
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Nov. 26 Overflow of the Colorado River. The levee project will be fully explained to the Mexican Government by a representative of the Department of the Interior. States the aims and attitude of this Government. 545
272 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox do Political affairs in Mexico. Gives his impressions of recent revolutionary movement in Mexico which has been suppressed by the Government, but the cause has not been removed. 367
Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. Nov. 28 Overflow of the Colorado River. Suggests the negotiation of a treaty for the maintenance of the levee after its completion. 546
362 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Political affairs in Mexico. Requests arrest of two Mexicans, agents of Madero, who are stirring up trouble in Texas. 368
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Nov. 29 Same subject. The officers of the Government of the United States stand ready to institute proceedings against all violators of the neutrality laws upon production of evidence. The Federal officers of this Government have been most active in preventing hostile operations on this side of the border. 368
Same to same do Same subject. The memorandum of the Mexican Embassy of the 28th instant has been communicated to the Department of Justice. Invites attention to Department’s memorandum of this date. 369
Same to same do Same subject. His memorandum of the 25th instant has been communicated to the Department of Justice. 369
152 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. His action as reported in his 241 is approved. 370
Mr. Fowler to Mr. Knox Nov. 30 Same subject. Orders have been issued for the arrest 1 of Francisco I. Madero. 370
152 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 1 Overflow of the Colorado River. The Mexican Ambassador at Washington has been authorized to exchange notes with the department for the immediate construction of the protection works on the Colorado River. 546
353 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Political affairs in Mexico. Under the American Constitution liberty of speech and of the press is guaranteed and mere propaganda would probably not fall within the neutrality statutes. 370
381 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Overflow of the Colorado River. States bases for an agreement for an exchange of notes for the immediate authorization of the erection of protective works on the Colorado River. 546
Mr. Wickersham to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 2 Political affairs in Mexico. The evidence at hand is deemed insufficient to cause the arrest of Madero. 371
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. Asks for further evidence against Madero. 371
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wickersham. do Same subject The Mexican Embassy has been asked to furnish further evidence against Madero. 371
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Dec. 3 Overflow of the Colorado River. A satisfactory plan has been presented to the department. A clause is desired for the free entry of subsistence, materials, etc. 547
354 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. The Department of the Interior desires that paragraph 6 of the agreement, relating to free entry of supplies, be amended to include subsistence, materials, etc. 548
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitchcock. Dec. 6 Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses copy of a letter from C. Q. Davis, asking that the editors of the American Magazine be prosecuted for the publication of an article entitled “Barbarous Mexico.” 372
401 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Dec. 7 Overflow of the Colorado River. The Mexican Government will ask authority of the Congress for the free entry of the articles mentioned, except materials for subsistence and supplies. 548
361 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Dec. 9 Same subject. States reasons why free entry should be granted for materials for subsistence and supplies. 549
360 Same to same Dec. 10 Political affairs. His No. 362 has been brought to the attention of the competent authorities. 373
422 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. The embassy will submit to the department all the evidence in its possession against Madero. 374
167 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. Dec. 14 Same subject. It is a general rule of international law that even in a state of war the mere trade in arms, ammunition, and other articles of contraband is considered legal and subject to no other penalty than loss of the goods if captured. Quotes the laws of the United States and cities authorities on the subject. 374
Mr. Hitchcock to Mr. Knox. Dec. 15 Political affairs in Mexico. There is no law under which action can be taken against the publishers of the article entitled “Barbarous Mexico.” 376
455 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Dec. 16 Overflow of the Colorado River. Announces the appointment of Sr. Fernando Beltran y Puga as inspector of the Colorado River protective works. 550
Same to same do Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses copy of “Regeneration” and draws department’s attention to an article whose character of anarchistic propaganda is obvious. 377
Same to same do Same subject. Asks that American forces be stationed at Presidio, Tex., to arrest fugitive rebels and to prevent other groups from entering Mexico. 377
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Dec. 17 Overflow of the Colorado River. Instructs to endeavor to make an arrangement with the Mexican Government by which payment of duties may be deferred, also to admit without bond locomotives, supply trains, etc., and to obtain formal documents for the American engineer to enter Mexico. 550
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 19 Same subject. President Díaz insists that the exchange of notes must take place before any further action can be taken. 550
367 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Political affairs in Mexico. His note No. 422 of the 10th instant has been communicated to the Attorney General. 377
Mr. Oliver to Mr. Knox Dec. 20 Same subject. The commanding general of the Department of Texas reports that the force of custom inspectors and State rangers is sufficient to handle the situation at Presidio, Tex. 378
494 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Dec. 23 Same subject. Informs the department that armed insurgents are crossing from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez. 378
494 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryce Dec. 24 Chamizal arbitration. Requests good offices to obtain the consent of Hon. Eugene La Fleur to act as third commissioner in the arbitration. 570
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Overflow of the Colorado River. Requests good offices for a temporary arrangement regarding free importation and filing of bond for the Mexican company, the Colorado River Land Co. 551
Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. do Same subject. Accepts proposals for an arrangement for the construction of protective works on the Colorado River. 551
233 Mr. Magillto Mr. Knox do Political affairs in Mexico. Reviews anti-American demonstrations on Nov. 10–11, 1910. 379
371 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Dec. 29 Same subject. Upon investigation the rumors of the passing of bands of revolutionists into Mexico from the United States have been found to be without foundation. 380
533 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Dec. 30 Overflow of the Colorado River. The proposals of the Mexican Government having been accepted that Government will permit the importation of machinery and material. 553
534 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Political affairs in Mexico. Says he is informed that arms and ammunition are being shipped into Mexico from El Paso. 380
535 Same to same do Same subject. Advises that Abraham Gonzalez, a Mexican rebel, is preparing an expedition at Presidio, Tex. 381
536 Same to same Dec. 31 Same subject. He is informed that there are rebel bands near the Mexican border and that an attack on two or three border towns will be attempted soon. 381
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. His memorandum of the 16th inst. has been communicated to Secretary of War and the Attorney General. 381
538 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox 1911. Jan. 2 Same subject. Incloses a newspaper clipping reciting the revolutionary activities of Abraham Gonzalez and asks that same be investigated. 382
539 Same to same Jan. 3 Same subject. Above named Gonzalez and two other insurgents are reported to be at El Paso. Urges an investigation of their activities. 382
569 Same to same Jan. 4 Overflow of the Colorado River. The Mexican Government does not consider the maintenance of the Colorado River works a proper subject for a treaty. 553
374 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Political affairs in Mexico. His four recent notes relating to violations of the American neutrality laws have been communicated to the appropriate authorities. 383
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Jan. 5 Overflow of the Colorado River. The specifications prepared by the American engineer for the construction of the Colorado River works differ from the bases as they appear in the notes exchanged by the two Governments. 553
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Knox. do Political affairs in Mexico. Federal officials of our Government deny that the neutrality laws are being broken on the Mexican border. 384
377 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. Quotes a letter from the United States attorney for the western district of Texas, stating that no acts constituting violations of the American neutrality laws have been committed. 383
383 Same to same Jan. 6 Same subject. Concerning the movements of Mexican insurgents on the American side of the boundary the commanding general of the Department of Texas reports that the situation is being watched and no action is deemed necessary at present. 384
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Overflow of the Colorado River. The Department understands that the Ambassador is in communication with the Department of the Interior for the adjustment of the differences in the specifications of the protective works. 554
615 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. States that the differences in the specifications have been adjusted. 554
620 Same to same Jan. 11 Political affairs in Mexico. Acknowledges with appreciation department’s No. 377. 385
Same to same do Same subject. Advises that Abraham Gonzalez and other Mexican insurgents are at El Paso, organizing an armed expedition against Mexico. Asks for their arrest. 385
Same to same do Same subject. Advises that an attempt was made at San Antonio, Tex., to remove arms and ammunition there stored and that the local authorites are holding two Mexican laborers who were loading the wagons. Requests an investigation. 385
659 Same to same Jan. 16 Same subject. Reports the activities of certain Mexican insurgents at El Paso, Tex., and that Mexican troops have fired on from the American side of the boundary. Requests investigation. 386
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Knox do Same subject. He is informed that Mexican troops were fired upon from the Texas side of the river during a fight between them and rebels. 387
Same to same Jan. 17 Same subject. The American collector of customs at Eagle Pass denies that any shots were fired from the American side during the fight on the 11th inst. 387
674 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Jan. 18 Same subject. States that the Mexican rebel Ramón Vázquez tried to buy arms for the rebels at Tucson, Ariz. 388
390 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Jan. 19 Same subject. Incloses a copy of a letter from the United States attorney for the western district of Texas, stating that there is no foundation for the allegations of neutrality violations. 388
677 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Recites the activities of Francisco I. Madero, the Mexican agitator, in the United States, and requests that steps be taken to cause his arrest. 392
15 Mr. Bryceto Mr. Knox Jan. 23 Chamizal arbitration. Advises that Mr. Le Fleur has consented to act as presiding commissioner in the arbitration. 571
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Political affairs in Mexico. His note of the 16th instant has been communicated to the Attorney General. Again advises him that under the Constitution of the United States free speech is assured and the mere word, written or spoken, does not constitute an offense. 393
694 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Acknowledges Department’s No 390 and states that the Government of Mexico has no doubt that the American authorities will make all necessary investigations to prove the frequent violations of the American neutrality laws. 393
698 Same to same do Same subject. Advises that a band of rebels unloaded arms and ammunition from a wagon near Guadalupe and took them into Mexico. 394
699 Same to same do Same subject. Advises that a band of 20 rebels crossed into American territory for the purpose of buying arms and ammunition. 394
Gen. McCain to Gen. Hoyt (telegram). Jan. 24 Same subject. Orders for the distribution of American troops on the Mexican border. No crossing of American troops into Mexico will be permitted. 395
340 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox do Same subject. During an interview with President Diaz he intimated that a stricter patrol should be enforced on the Mexican border. 395
395 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. His note of the 3d instant, relating to the seditious acts of Abraham Gonzalez, has been communicated to the Attorney General. 396
Same to same do Same subject. His note of the 11th instant has been communicated to the Attorney General. States for the consideration of the embassy that the mere commercial traffic in arms and ammunition is not forbidden either by international law or by the neutrality laws of the United States. 396
398 Same to same do Same subject. Acknowledges his note relating to the activities of Francisco I. Madero and states that the mere fact that a man is engaged in revolutionary undertakings in another country does not render his presence in the United States illegal and that the sale of arms does not constitute unneutral conduct. Cites authorities. 397
399 Same to same do Same subject. His note relating to the requested arrest of Francisco I. Madero has been copied to the Attorney General Again reminds him that, the mere carrying on of a revolutionary propaganda does not constitute an offense against international law or the Federal statutes. 397
Same to same Jan. 25 Same subject. His memorandum of the 11th instant, relating to the revolutionary activities of Abraham Gonzalez and others, has been communicated to the competent authorities. 398
91 Mr. Knox to Mr. Ellsworth. do Same subject. Instructions for his conduct in his efforts to secure proper observance of the neutrality laws. 398
do Chamizal arbitration. Convention between the United States and Mexico. 565
do Same subject. Supplementary protocol to the above convention. 569
402 Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Jan. 26 Overflow of the Colorado River. Explains the use of certain words in the contract of the Colorado River Land Co. to which objections were made by the Mexican Government. States the attitude of the Government of the United States. 555
404 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Pereyra. Jan. 28 Political affairs. Refers to the note of 23d instant, relating to the introduction of arms into Mexico and calls attention to department’s note of 25th instant, which treated of this subject. 400
407 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Feb. 2 Same subject. Refers to his note of the 3d ultimo relating to the seditious acts of Abraham Gonzáles and others and informs him that the competent United States attorney has been instructed to investigate the matter. 400
Same to same Feb. 3 Same subject. The embassy’s memorandum of the 16th ultimo has been transmitted to the United States attorney for the western district of Texas. 401
409 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Feb. 4 Same subject. The United States attorney for the western district of Texas has been instructed to take appropriate action as requested in the ambassador’s note of the 19th instant. 401
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Advises that it is planned at Eagle Pass, Tex., to collect funds, buy arms for the revolutionists, and to gather men to stir up disorder in Mexico. 401
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. Copies of the above memorandum were immediately sent to Secretary of War and the Attorney General. 402
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. The embassy learns that several cases containing artillery are to be shipped to the rebels in Mexico. Requests that appropriate instructions be given to prevent the delivery of this war material. 402
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. Feb. 6 Same subject. Copies of the above memorandum have been sent to the Secretary of War and the Attorney General. 402
Same to same do Same subject. A prompt investigation will be made of the matter reported in embassy’s memorandum of the 11th ultimo. 403
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. It is rumored that there is a general movement on foot to cross men and arms and ammunition into Mexico from several towns in Texas. 403
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. Feb. 7 Same subject. Copies of the above memorandum have been sent to the Secretary of War and the Attorney General. 403
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him that Dr. Bush, while working under the Red Cross flag, was fired upon by Mexican soldiers. Instructs to request action to prevent a recurrence. 404
415 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Pereyra. Feb. 11 Same subject. Again reminds him that commercial traffic in arms and ammunition is not forbidden by international law or Federal statutes. 404
Same to same Feb. 12 Overflow of the Colorado River. The department is informed that the insurgents intend to raid the camps of the Colorado River works. Urgently requests to be informed whether the Mexican Government is able to cope with the situation or whether the military cooperation of the United States is needed. 556
Gov. Johnson to President Taft. Feb. 13 Political affairs. Transmits a telegram advising that the neutrality laws are openly violated at Calexico. 405
Mr. Wilson to Gov. Johnson. Feb. 14 Same subject. The above complaint will be promptly investigated by the proper Federal authorities. 405
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Overflow of the Colorado River. The Mexican Government has sent a military command to the works to insure its safety. It appreciates the offer of cooperation but does not deem it necessary to avail itself of it. 556
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. do Same subject. The Government of the United States has no objection to the proposed purchase of arms and ammunition by Col. Vega and his command, and if it is desired to transport these men over American territory this Government will grant facilities for such transportation. 557
418 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Pereyra. do Political affairs. His note No. 699 of the 23d ultimo has been communicated to the Department of Justice. 406
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Feb. 15 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the Attorney General stating no law has been found which would prohibit the sending of a publication like “Las Bombas y el Despotismo” through the American mail. 406
Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Calls attention to the fact that certain Mexican employees, forced by the rebels to cross the boundary, were disarmed by the military forces of the United States. 407
Same to same Feb. 16 Same subject. Advises that according to the press of San Francisco, Cal., one Richard Ferris is organizing a filibustering expedition against Mexico. Requests that measures be taken to frustrate the attempt. 407
Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. do Overflow of the Colorado River. States that Col. Vega and his command will not have to go out of Mexican territory to reach his destination. 558
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Feb. 17 Same subject. On account of the complete defeat of Col. Vega and his command by the rebels the American Ambassador at Mexico City has been instructed to reiterate the suggestion of American military cooperation, or to request permission for the use of an ununiformed constabulary force for the protection of the works. 558
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The use of ununiformed guards has been authorized; 300 troops will also be sent to guard our interests. 559
344 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Political affairs in Mexico. He has received assurances that there will be no repetition of the incident of firing on the Red Cross flag by Mexican troops. 408
Mr.Wilson to Gov. Johnson. Feb. 18 Same subject. Transmits a telegram from the commanding general at Calexico stating that there are no violations of the neutrality laws in that section. 405
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. His memorandum of the 15th instant, relating to the disarming of Mexican employees, has been communicated to the Secretary of War. 408
Same to same do Same subject. His memorandum of the 16th instant, relating to the filibustering expedition of Richard Ferris, has been communicated to the Secretary of War and the Attorney General. 408
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegraphic communications with the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, by which permission is granted to bring wounded Mexicans into the United States for treatment. The American Red Cross has offered its services to care for sick and wounded in Mexico. 409
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Feb. 22 Overflow of the Colorado River. The Secretary of the Interior has undertaken to protect the Colorado River works by ununiformed guards. Suggest to the Mexican Government a similar arrangement for the canal above the levee works. 559
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Feb. 23 Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses clipping stating that Simon Berthold is recruiting men for service against Mexico. Asks that judicial action be instituted against him. 409
Gov. Colquitt to President Taft. do Same subject. Orders have been given to the State Rangers to be on the lookout for Francisco I. Madero and other Mexican insurgents with a view to their arrest. 410
Mr. Knox to Mr. Edwards (telegram). Feb. 24 Imprisonment of Edward M. Blatt and Lawrence F. Converse in Mexico. Instructs to investigate and report. 605
Mr. Dealing to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 25 Overflow of the Colorado River. The Mexican Government agrees to the proposals contained in department’s telegram of the 22d instant. 560
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Feb. 28 Political affairs in Mexico. Advises that E. D. Maurer is secretly shipping arms and ammunition to the rebels in Mexico. Requests appropriate action. 410
Same to same Mar. 1 Same subject. Advises that certain papers taken from the rebel Martin Casillas and forwarded to the district attorney at El Paso have miscarried. 411
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra Mar. 2 Same subject. His memorandum of the 23d ultimo, relating to the activities of Simon Berthold, has been communicated to the Attorney General. 411
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dealing (telegram). do Overflow of the Colorado River. It has been found impossible to recruit a civilian guard for the protection of the works and the President is of the opinion that the emergency has arrived making indispensable the sending of American troops to guard the works. 560
986 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox Mar. 3 Same subject. The Mexican Constitution forbids the passage of foreign troops into national territory without the consent of the Senate, which is not in session. 561
993 Same to same do Political affairs in Mexico. The Mexican consul at San Diego, Cal., reports that a number of rifles out of a store of arms held there by the Government are likely to fall into the hands of insurgents. 412
Same to same do Same subject. To show the character of the men who constitute the rebels in Mexico Incloses a letter written by P. Orozco. 412
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Reports that the boys were kidnapped on American soil and taken into Mexico. Has lodged protest. 606
Mr. Dearing to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 4 Overflow of the Colorado River. A force of 500 men will be sent for the protection of the Colorado River works and it is suggested that considerable time would be saved if the men were allowed to proceed via San Diego. 561
989 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Advises that a sufficient force has been sent for the protection of the works. 562
1056 Same to same Mar. 6 Same subject. The Mexican Government requests that the force sent for the protection of the Colorado River works be permitted to proceed via San Diego. 562
1018 Same to same do Political affairs in Mexico. Calls attention to difficult situation created for Mexico by certain corrupt elements of the people of California who are invading the territory of Lower California, and requests that vigorous ‘measures be taken against these movements. 413
President Taft to Gov. Colquitt. do Same subject. Refers to his letter of the 23d ultimo, concerning the measures taken for the apprehension of Francisco I. Madero and states that the crossing of a force of State Rangers into Mexico for that purpose would not be advisable. 414
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. His memorandum of the 1st instant, relating to the miscarriage of certain papers, has been communicated to the Attorney General. 415
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Mar. 7 Same subject. Instructs to inform President Díaz that hope is expressed that no misapprehension will result from sensational newspaper conjectures as to military maneuvers about to take place in Texas. 415
Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. do Overflow of the Colorado River. This Government would prefer that the force sent for the protection of the Colorado River works should proceed over Mexican territory. 563
Mr. Wickersham to Mr. Knox. Mar. 8 Political affairs in Mexico. Refers to note from the Mexican embassy of the 28th ultimo, relating to shipments of arms for delivery to Mexican rebels and states that the mere shipment of arms is not a violation of the neutrality laws. . 415
Mr. Dearing to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Military maneuvers in Texas. No misgivings were entertained by the Mexican Government. 416
372 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses a note from the foreign office stating that orders have been given to Mexican troops to respect the Red Cross flag. 416
373 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in which the liability for expenses occurred in the treatment of wounded Mexican soldiers who may be brought into the United States is admitted but not for others; it is also implied that Mexican soldiers should not be detained. 417
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra do Same subject. His memorandum of the 28th ultimo, relating to the shipment of arms and ammunition for delivery to Mexican insurgents, has been communicated to the Attorney General. 418
430 Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 9 Same subject. His note of the 3d instant, relating to the sale of arms by the United States has been communicated to the War Department and the Department of Justice. 419
Same to same do Same subject. Advises him that Mexican troops during a battle with insurgents at Mulato deliberately fired upon American troops patrolling the American side of the river. This Government feels that it must expect that the Government of Mexico will at once disavow this action and will take all necessary steps to prevent a recurrence. 419
376 Mr. Dearing to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office regarding the Army maneuvers in Texas. Opinion prevails hero that these maneuvers have some other end in view than practice. . 420
1036 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. Mar. 9 Same subject. Department’s note of this date relating to the firing upon American troops by Mexican troops has been communicated to his Government by telegraph. 421
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 11 Same subject. His memorandum of the 3d instant, transmitting a letter from the rebel P. Orozco, has been sent to the Department of Justice. 421
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 12 Same subject. To tranquilize public opinion and to allay general alarm requests that the object of the mobilization of American war vessels and their dispatch to Mexican ports be made known. 422
Mr. Adee to Mr. de la Barra (telegram). Mar. 13 Same subject. To avoid further misgivings on account of the calling of American war vessels at Mexican ports they have been directed to call for coal only and leave promptly. 422
433 Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 14 Imprisonment of Edward M. Blatt and Lawrence F. Converse in Mexico. Gives the known facts in the case and states that a thorough investigation is being made, and if the report is confirmed that they were kidnapped on American territory this Government will demand their immediate return. 606
1052 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Political affairs in Mexico. The Mexican Government deplores the firing on American troops by Mexican troops and a thorough investigation has been ordered. 423
1053 Same to same do Same subject. President Taft’s explanations concerning the mobilization of American troops have been received with pleasure and his message will be published in Mexican newspapers. 423
1056 Same to same Mar. 15 Same subject. Department’s telegram of the 13th instant, concerning the calling of American war vessels at Mexican ports has been forwarded to his Government. 423
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Dearing (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes a telegram from Douglas, Ariz., stating that Mexican soldiers shot a number of unarmed Mexicans, onlookers at a skirmish at Aguaprieta. Instructs to inquire into the truth of the report. 424
Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 16 Same subject and tenor. 424
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Dearing (telegram). do Same subject. It is reported that the Mexican Government is considering the suspension of certain constitutional guaranties and instructs to say to that Government that the Government of the United States takes it for granted that American citizens who may be taken prisoners will be dealt with according to the principles of justice and humanity and of international law. 425
1057 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. It is rumored that the insurgents intend to disguise in the uniform of Mexican soldiers and fire on American soldiers on patrol at the border. 425
1058 Same to same do Same subject. He is officially informed that several groups on the American bank of the Rio Grande fired upon a Mexican force operating near Ciudad Juarez on February 7 last. 426
435 Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 17 Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Calls attention to a telegram stating that Blatt is ill and threatened with pneumonia and expresses the hope that all necessary care will be taken to preserve the health of these Americans. 607
1075 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. He has received advice that his Government has proof that these men were captured on Mexican territory, but further investigation will be made. 607
Mr. Dearing to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Political affairs in Mexico. Reports that the Mexican Congress promulgated suspension of constitutional guaranties. 427
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. do Same subject. The Department of Justice informs this Department that certain papers, reported by the. Embassy as having miscarried, are in the hands of the United States attorney at El Paso. 427
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Wickersham. do Same subject. Incloses a copy of a letter written by Abraham Gonzalez showing that Gonzalez violated the neutrality laws. 427
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 18 Same subject. Transmits purport of letter from the Department of Justice of March 8, 1911. 428
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Advises that the I. C. Hirsch Iron Steel & Rail Co. has a large stock of Springfield rifles and ammunition for sale. 428
1075 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Wilson. Mar. 20 Same subject. Requests punishment of three men, members of a band which crossed into Mexico and attacked several places in Sonora, and who are being tried in the court at Nogales, Ariz 430
Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Department’s note of the 16th instant, relating to the report that Mexican soldiers had shot unarmed prisoners, has been telegraphed to his Government. 428
Same to same do Same subject. Reports that the local authorities at Del Rio have stopped a shipment of arms and ammunition and requests that measures be taken to prevent this shipment from reaching the rebels. 430
Same to same do Same subject. Requests permission for a Mexican commander to bring provisions and forage to Ojinaga from the United States. 430
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The situation is growing worse, and the Mexican Government is now alive to its responsibility in protecting lives and property of foreigners. 430
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Protection of Chinese subjects by American diplomatic and consular officers. Asks whether the American consul at Guáymas may act. 615
Same to same Mar. 21 Political affairs in Mexico. In an interview with him President Díaz expressed great satisfaction with the attitude of the American Government. 431
Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. do Same subject. The Department awaits the result of the investigation of the firing upon American troops from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. 431
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 22 Same subject. Mr. Limantour admitted the gravity and extent of the revolution, but asserted that it would fail if the Government exercised proper energy. 431
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 23 Same subject. The revolutionary situation is worse than ever. It becomes more apparent that if the situation is to be saved it will be by the military precautions of President Taft. 432
439 Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. do Same subject. His note of the 16th instant, relating to the disguising of the rebels by wearing Mexican uniforms has been copied to the War Department and the Department of Justice. 432
440 Same to same do Same subject. His note of the 16th instant, relating to the firing upon Mexican troops by groups on the American side of the Rio Grande has been communicated to the War Department and the Department of Justice. 432
Same to same do Same subject. There is no prohibition against the purchase of food and forage in the United States for the Mexican army. 433
Same to same Mar. 24 Same subject. His note of the 20th instant has been sent to the departments of war and justice. Calls attention to previous notes on the commercial trading in arms and ammunition. 433
264 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. His No. 372 of the 8th instant has been communicated to Representative W. R. Smith of Texas and the American National Red Cross. 433
Mr. MacVeagh to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. There is no prohibition against ordinary exports across the Rio Grande provided they are made through the established customs ports. 434
Mr. Wilson to Mr. de la Barra. do Same subject. Imports and exports to and from the United States can only be effected at established ports of entry. 434
405 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Incloses a communication from the foreign office stating that these men are awaiting the action of the district court of Chihuahua. 608
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson. do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. The American consul at Guáymas may, in so far as the local authorities permit it, extend informal good offices in behalf of Chinese subjects. 615
Mr. Knox to Mr. de la Barra. Mar. 25 Political affairs in Mexico. The department feels that it will not be possible to base any criminal prosecution upon the information contained in the embassy’s memorandum of the 17th instant. 434
1138 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Advises that his Government intends to pass some supplies to Gen. Luque by way of Presidio, Tex. 435
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 26 Same subject. Asks what steps must be taken in case consulate is threatened and no protection is given by Mexican troops. 435
1141 Mr. de la Barra to Mr. Knox. Mar. 26 Same subject. Informs that several hands of armed filibusters have invaded the State of Sonora from the northern boundary. 436
Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. Mar. 27 Same subject. Requests that supplies for Gen. Luque be allowed to go over the new ford between Presidio, Tex., and Ojinaga, Chihuahua. 436
3 Mr. Vásquez y Gómez to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses notes from Francisco I. Madero, Chief of the Mexican insurrection, giving the causes of the insurrection and stating his aims. 437
444 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. Informs him that the Government of the United States has no store of arms at San Diego and no sale has been made to dealers for two years past. 438
Mr. Knox to Mr. Garrett (telegram). Mar. 28 Same subject. If danger threatens and if no protection will be afforded by the Mexican authorities he and other Americans should cross to the American side of the river. 438
433 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. In the matter of suspension of guaranties in Mexico Incloses a note from the foreign office stating precisely the course the Mexican Government proposes to follow in dealing with the revolution. 438
446 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. Calls attention to department’s memorandum of the 23d instant relating to the exportation of provisions and fodder for Mexican troops. 440
Same to same Mar. 29 Same subject. Repeats the statement, already frequently made, that mere commercial trading in arms and ammunition is not a violation of either international law or the United States neutrality laws; his note of the 18th instant on this subject has been copied to the Department of Justice. 440
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. The anti-American sentiment seems to have subsided since the issuance of the President’s order relative to military disposition on the border and public opinion inclines to the belief that we only want to discharge our international obligations and protect our nationals. 441
467 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. In reply to embassy’s No. 1018 of the 6th instant, concerning the activities of revolutionary sympathizers on the American side of the border states that it is hoped that the measures taken on the same date will have a beneficial result. 441
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 30 Same subject. The Italian minister at Mexico City has asked what will be attitude of the American Government in regard to the suspension of constitutional guaranties in Mexico. 442
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Mar. 31 Same subject. The Italian ambassador in this city, having requested an expression of the attitude of this Government in regard to the suspension of constitutional guaranties in Mexico the department has furnished him a copy of its instruction to the American chargé d’affaires, dated the 16th instant. 442
Same to same do Same subjects Embassy’s memorandum of the 20th instant relating to the hearing involving certain persons for violation of the neutrality laws has been forwarded to the United States attorney for Arizona. 443
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Apr. 1 Same subject. Text of Mr. Dearing’s note to the minister for foreign affairs concerning the suspension of constitutional guaranties in Mexico has been sent to the British, French, German, and Italian ambassadors. 443
do Overflow of the Colorado River. Message of President Diaz relating to. 564
419 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Incloses a copy of a report of the Mexican consul at El Paso on the condition of the prisoners. 609
471 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Apr. 3 Political affairs in Mexico. The Secretary of the Treasury has issued instructions to permit ordinary supplies to cross into Mexico at a ford outside the port of Presidio, Tex. 443
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Minister for Foreign Affairs de la Barra expressed satisfaction with the attitude of the American embassy. He will soon lay four measures of reform before the Congress. 444
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Apr. 5 Same subject. Information obtained by the Department of Justice shows that the report of a filibustering expedition by one Richard Ferris is without foundation. 444
434 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses message of President Díaz to Congress. 444
1202 Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. Apr. 6 Same subject. Advises that there are in Arizona arms and ammunition ready to be exported without express consignment. 447
473 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. A copy of embassy’s note of the 16th ultimo relating to the disguise of rebels as Mexican soldiers will be furnished to the officers of the Department of Justice in Texas. 447
475 Same to same do Same subject. The report that persons on the American side of the Rio Grande fired upon Mexican soldiers will be investigated by the Department of Justice. Asks for further data. 448
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Complaint is made that the rebels are receiving large supplies from across Texas border. If this source were rendered unavailable military operations would soon come to an end. 448
437 Same to same do Same subject. Orders have been issued by the Mexican authorities to afford the necessary protection to the American consul and consulate at Nuevo Laredo. 449
478 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Apr. 7 Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Requests early advice of the result of the investigation. 609
Same to same do Political affairs in Mexico. The Treasury Department has not prohibited the exportation of ordinary supplies across the Rio Grande. 449
Same to same do Same subject. The stopping of a shipment of arms and ammunition at Del Rio to Mexican insurgents will be investigated by the Department of Justice. 449
1210 Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Requests that orders be issued to prevent armed groups of Americans or Mexicans from crossing into the vicinity of Laredo from Texas. 449
447 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. Embassy’s note of the 26th ultimo relating to the invasion of the State of Sonora by armed bands from its northern boundary has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice. 450
Same to same Apr. 8 Same subject. His memorandum of the 6th instant, relating to the export of arms and ammunition without express consignment, has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice. 450
Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Requests protection for a Mexican courier carrying money for Mexican troops over the road from Marfa to Presidio, Tex. 450
1218 Same to same do Same subject. Requests that suitable instructions be given to the competent authorities not to hinder the free transit of ammunition purchased by agents of the Mexican Government in the United States. 451
1219 Same to same Apr. 9 Same subject. Calls attention to the necessity of establishing stricter vigilance at El Paso to prevent the constant passing of men and war material into Mexico. 451
Same to same do Same subject. Advises that four volleys were fired upon Mexican troops by individuals from behind breastworks on American territory. 452
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 10 Same subject. Reports that Vice President Corral has been granted leave of absence and will soon depart for Europe. Governors and their subordinates are being replaced. 452
479 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. Advises him that American soldiers patrolling the Rio Grande above Presidio were fired upon by Mexican troops on the 22 dultimo. Emphasizes the great danger which lies in these repetitions of this offense and urges that the Mexican Government immediately take all requisite steps to prevent such acts. 534
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Imprisonment of Converse and Blatt in Mexico. Unless the situation in this case changes Congress may take this matter up and an agitation will be started by newspapers, and this Government is of the opinion that the question of violation of sovereignty should be held in abeyance, and that the boys should be released at once. 609
480 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Apr. 11 Political affairs in Mexico. His note No. 1218 of the 8th instant has been referred to the Departments of War, Treasury and Justice. 453
Same to same Apr. 12 Same subject. Concerning the safety of a Mexican messenger carrying funds for the army it seems that he is engaged in the military service of Mexico and the United States Government can not participate in the transaction. 454
456 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Apr. 12 Same subject. Specific orders have been given for the protection of the American consulate at Nuevo Laredo. 454
Mr. Lespinasse to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 13 Same subject. Reports that several firms and authorities have asked him to receive their funds. Asks instruction. 455
481 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. His note No. 1210 of the 7th instant has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice. 455
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. Incloses a letter from the Department of Justice stating that an investigation will be made about an order received by the I. C. Hirsch Iron, Steel & Rail Co. for the purchase of arms and ammunition. 455
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Apr. 14 Same subject. Informs him that during the fight at Agua Prieta yesterday thousands of bullets struck houses in Douglas, Ariz., killing 2 citizens and wounding 11. This is the third time that Mexican troops have fired into American territory, and should such incidents recur the President would be compelled to take action which he desires to avoid. 456
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. do Same subject. Embassy’s memorandum of the 8th and departments’ reply of the 12th instant, concerning the safety of a Mexican messenger have been sent to the Governor of Texas. 456
Same to same do Same subject. His note of the 9th instant, about the firing upon Mexican troops by individuals on American territory has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice. 457
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. The Mexican Government submits a proposal for a mutual agreement in regard to the release of these prisoners. 611
Mr. Wickersham to Mr. Knox. Apr. 15. Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses telegrams received from Bisbee, Ariz., stating that the rebels are in possession of the customs house in Agua Prieta. 457
1249 Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. An investigation has been ordered by President Díaz into the firing upon American troops as reported in department’s No. 479 of the 10th instant. 458
472 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Apr. 17 Same subject. Incloses his note to the foreign office advising it of the firing into American territory and the killing and wounding of American citizens at Douglas. Ariz. 458
Gov. Sloan to President Taft (telegram). do Same subject. As a result of to-day’s fighting at Agua Prieta five Americans were wounded on American territory. The situation calls for radical measures to protect our people. 459
President Taft to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. At the reception of several foreign ministers the President took occasion to say that he had no thought of intervention in Mexico unless there should be a state of anarchy. 459
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson do Permission for foreigners arrested in Mexico to be visited by their diplomatic and consular officers. Incloses copy of an instruction to the American minister at Guatemala City on a similar subject. 620
Mr. Knox to Mr. Lespinasse (telegram). Apr. 18 Political affairs in Mexico. Conditions under which he may accept deposits of funds and property from Americans. He should decline to receive such from Mexicans. 460
President Taft to Gov. Sloan (telegram). do Same subject. Pending urgent representations to the Mexican Government asks him and the local authorities at Douglas, Ariz., to direct the people to leave the danger zone in case firing is resumed. 460
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Incloses the reply of the minister for foreign affairs to his note of the 15th instant in regard to Agua Prieta.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. Apr. 19 Same subject. His note of the 9th instant, relating to the passage of men and arms and ammunition from El Paso to Guadalupe, has been referred to the Departments of War and Justice. Reiterates that the mere commercial traffic in arms and the passing of men into Mexico, either singly or in unarmed, unorganized groups does not constitute a violation of neutrality. 461
479 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses a copy of the reply to Minister de la Barra to his note of the 15th instant, in regard to Agua Prieta. 461
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes article given to the press by the department. Instructs him not to give his note to the Dress. 464
479 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 19 Same subject. The Mexican Government desires to eliminate a paragraph in its note replying to the embassy’s note of the 15th instant. 464
Same to same (telegram). Apr. 21 Same subject. Minister de la Barra expressed himself to the effect that Mexico is anxious to do everything possible to avoid misunderstandings with the United States. 464
2 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. The embassy’s note of the 26th ultimo, relating to the invasion of the State of Sonora by armed bands was referred to the Department of Justice and the competent United States attorneys have been instructed to take appropriate action. 465
481 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses a correction of the Mexican foreign office note replying to his note in regard to Agua Prieta. 465
Gov. Sloan to President Taft. do Same subject. Acknowledges with appreciation reply to his telegram of the 17th instant. 466
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 22 Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Reports release of these prisoners, also that of Richard Brown. 611
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to convey to President Díaz the gratification of this Government for directing the release of these men. 612
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Political affairs in Mexico. Orders will be given for the release of the Mexican troops detained since their crossing the boundary under arms. 466
3 Same to same do Same subject. In further reply embassy’s note of the 16th ultimo Incloses report from the Department of Justice showing that no shots were fired upon Mexican troops from the American side of the river. 467
6 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Zamacona. Apr. 25 Same subject. Requests early advice of the result of the investigation about the wounding of an American boy during a battle between Mexican troops and insurgents. 467
489 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Reports how the release of these young men was effected. 612
502 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Apr. 27 Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses copies of letters written by him in regard to the possible intervention in Mexico by the United States, stating that so serious a step should be strongly deprecated. 468
509 Same to same Apr. 29 Same subject. Incloses copies of notes addressed to the Mexican foreign office asking for protection of American interests at Parral, Chihuahua. 468
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. The United States marshal for the western district of Texas has been instructed to investigate the report of the firing upon Mexican troops from United States territory on the 7th instant. 469
9 Same to same do Same subject. The Attorney General asks that he be advised in advance of future shipments of ammunition to Mexican troops. 470
10 Same to same do Same subject. The United States attorney and marshal at El Paso have been instructed to, investigate the report that men and war material are constantly passing from El Paso to Guadalupe. 470
Same to same May 1 Same subject. Sufficient evidence to convict one. Richard Ferris for alleged violation of the neutrality laws has not been obtained. 470
1316 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. May 2 Same subject. Reports that the rebels are showing greater activity between Laredo and Brownsville, and that there is a noticeable movement of arms and ammunition consigned to Laredo and other Mexican points. 470
Same to same May 3 Same subject. Advises that an attempt will be made by the rebels to pass several wagonloads of arms and ammunition across the border near El Paso, Tex. 471
519 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses memorandum sent to the Mexican foreign office asking for protection of Americans at Cuernavaca, Morelos. 471
Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses a copy of a message received from the Mexican foreign office stating that the situation at Cuernavaca is not alarming and that all residents are fully protected. 472
518 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. May 3 Same subject. Incloses a copy of his note to the minister for foreign affairs calling attention to the publication of a telegram sent by Mr. de la Barra to the Mexican representative at Buenos Aires which comments on the presence of American troops on the Mexican border. 472
1325 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Incloses a copy of a report by Gen. Luque concerning the firing toward American territory during the fight between Mexican troops and insurgents at Mulato. 473
328 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. May 4 Same subject. A careful investigation is being made of the facts and circumstances arising from the recent fighting at Agua Prieta, and he will be further advised. 474
14 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. Incloses copy of a report from the Attorney General in regard to the invasion of the State of Sonora by armed bands from the northern boundary. 474
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Anxiety is increasing among the foreign elements in Mexico City due to fear that general anarchy will prevail if peace negotiations fail. 475
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. May 5 Same subject. His memorandum of the 3d instant relating to the attempt to cross arms and ammunition into Mexico near El Paso, has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice. 475
Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copy of a letter from the governor of Texas stating that instructions have been issued to State officers to afford protection to agents of the Mexican Government. 475
Same to same do Same subject. His note No. 1316 of the 2d instant has been referred to the Departments of War and Justice. 476
1340 Mr. Zamcaona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Reports the result of the investigation of the firing toward American territory during the fight at Mulato. 476
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 7 Same subject. Reports that Francisco I. Madero issued a statement declaring all peace negotiations at an end and without result. 477
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). May 8 Same subject. Instructs to consult with the diplomatic corps as to the protection of foreigners in case of a crisis. 477
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. President Díaz issued a manifesto declaring that he was willing to resign when order is reestablished and appealed to the patriotism of the Mexican people. 478
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. The Chinese minister suggests that the provisions of the exclusion act be waived and Chinese refugees be permitted to to cross into American territory. 615
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). May 9 Same subject. Chinese will be permitted temporarily to enter the United States in case of an attack upon Ciudad Juarez. 615
Mr. Knox to Mr. Edwards (telegram). do Political affairs in Mexico. Instructs to investigate report that shots have been fired into Juarez from the American side of the boundary. 479
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. Informs him that the Mexican soldiers who were held by the American troops on the border have been ordered released. 478
1352 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Advises that an investigation is being made of the report that shots were fired into Mexican territory from the American side of the boundary. 478
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 10 Same subject. At a meeting of the diplomatic corps it was agreed to form a committee representing all foreign colonies to plan a common policy of defense after a conference with the minister for foreign affairs. 479
535 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Italian minister in regard to a meeting of the diplomatic corps to consider the situation in Mexico City. 479
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. The Department of Justice reports that the allegation that four volleys were fired at Mexican soldiers from the American side of the Rio Grande was erroneous. 480
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 11 Same subject. Asks authority to instruct consular officers to deny all reports of an impending intervention in Mexico by the United States. 480
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox . (telegram). do Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs approved the offer of the foreign colonies of their services for preserving law and order. 481
542 Same to same May 11 Same subject. Orders have been issued for the protection of American interests at Parral. 481
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Provisional President Madero and Provisional Governor Gonzalez nave set up a local government for Ciudad Juarez. Reports that he is acting in harmony with the de facto government. 481
1358 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Insult to the Mexican consulate at Douglas, Ariz. Reports same and requests that the necessary measures be taken to secure the personnel of the consulate from such annoyances. 481
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). May 12 Same subject. Instructs to deny all foolish stories of intervention by the United States, and to observe strict impartiality. 482
President Taft to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Incloses a copy of a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury to guide him in the conduct of the business of the customhouse at El Paso. 482
554 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Incloses a note from the foreign office stating that it has been decided to expel the prisoners from Mexico. 613
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 13 Political affairs in Mexico. Reports that there is no foundation for the report of the firing of shots from the American side during the attack on Juarez. 483
104 Same to same do Same subject. Reports that he granted asylum to a number of refugees during the attack on Juarez, among them some civil officers. 483
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. His memorandum of the 9th inst., relating to the firing of to the Mexican side from the American side has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice for investigation. 484
1411 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Expresses hope that the orders issued in regard to the release of Mexican soldiers detained by American troops will be extended to the arms and supplies taken from them. 484
20 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. May 16 Same subject. Insult to Mexican consul at Douglas, Ariz. His note No. 1358 of the 11th instant has been referred to the governor of Arizona for investigation and appropriate action. 485
344 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. Approves his notes to the foreign office in regard to the protection of American interests at Parral. 485
Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The Chilean minister to Mexico requests the views of the American Government in regard to an offer of mediation in Mexico. 485
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 17 Same subject Reports that the Government commissioner was instructed to notify Madero that the President and Vice President will resign, that Mr. de la Barra will be President ad interim, and that there will be an immediate general armistice. 486
Same to same (telegram). May 18 Same subject. The armistice between the Government and the revolutionists went into effect last night. 486
Mr. Knox to Mr. Fletcher (telegram). do Same subject. The department would have no objection to Chile’s offer of mediation, but it seems unlikely that such a request will be made, as both parties are now engaged in direct negotiations. 486
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 19 Same subject. Mr. de la Barra will retain the foreign portfolio in order to have direct charge of relations with the United States: Has commended the American ambassador for his good services. 486
1414 Mr. Zamaoona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Advises of the filibustering activities of Ricardo Flores Magón at Los Angeles, and requests appropriate action. 487
Same to same do Same subject. Advises that one Pryce who has led filibustering expeditions into Lower California and who was arrested by the American military forces has obtained a writ of habeas corpus and that he may be set at liberty. Hopes that department may find means to prevent his release. 487
1418 Same to same May 20 Same subject. States that 12 Mexican civil employees who were driven across the border by the rebels are detained at San Diego, Cal., and requests their release. 488
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. All Mexican soldiers detained at San Diego are to be released. 488
351 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. May 20 Same subject. Approves his action concerning the meeting of the diplomatic corps to consider the situation at Mexico City. 488
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. It will be impossible to prevent the release of Pryce unless evidence is produced showing that he is guilty of violating the neutrality laws. 489
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 22 Same subject. Reports that the treaty of peace was signed last night and that the revolution may be considered as ended. 489
578 Same to same May 23 Same subject. With the approval of the Mexican Government a committee of representative Americans in Mexico City was appointed to take charge of the safety of the American colony. This committee is working in harmony with committees of other nationalities. 489
1434 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. May 24 Same subject. Advises that the United States attorney at Los Angeles has received all the evidence required to institute proceedings against Ricardo Flores Magón. Asks that the necessary measures be taken. 490
1435 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Overflow of the Colorado River. If the forces charged with the protection of the works are no longer needed the Mexican Government desires to transfer them to other duties. 564
1449 Same to same do Political affairs in Mexico. The Mexican Government will not consider any claims for damages caused by the activities of the filibusterer Pryce, who has been released, and his adherents. 490
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. It is reported that 300 Chinese have been murdered at Torreon. The aid of the American consular agent there is asked to make an investigation. 616
1451 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. May 25 Political affairs in Mexico. The Mexican war department desires permission for the transit of certain Mexican officers and soldiers now at El Paso to Laredo. 491
32 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. His note of the 2d instant relating to the movement of arms and ammunition to Laredo has been communicated to officers of the Department of Justice in Texas. 492
33 Same to same do Same subject. His note of the 3d instant relating to the movement of arms and ammunition into Mexico has been communicated to officers of the Department of Justice in Texas. 941
1425 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Advises that legal proceedings have been instituted against the captors of these men. Commends them to the benevolence of the American Government. 614
586 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. May 26 Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses correspondence with the foreign office in regard to the safety of Americans and other foreigners in Mexico City. 492
34 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. His note of the 20th instant relating to the release of 12 Mexican Federal employees detained at San Diego, Cal., has been referred to the War Department. 493
35 Same to same do Same subject. His note of the 19th instant relating to the filibustering activities of Ricardo Flores Magón has been communicated to the Departments of War and Justice. 493
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The President and Vice President resigned on the 25th instant, and Provisional President de la Barra took the oath of office and issued a proclamation to the Mexican people. 494
37 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. May 27 Same subject. His note of the 13th instant, concerning the return of arms and ammunition taken from Mexican soldiers who surrendered to American troops, has been referred to the Departments of War and Justice. 494
1466 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Advises that a number of Mexicans who were on their way to Ensenada to assist in the maintenance of order were arrested at San Diego and on board the Mexican steamer General Reyes. Requests that an investigation be made and that they be released. 494
Mr. Voetter to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports the election of Carranza as governor of Coahuila. 495
President Taft to Provisional President de la Barra (telegram). do Same subject. Felicitations upon his elevation to the Chief Magistracy of Mexico. 495
1465 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. May 27 Same subject. Advises of the installation of Mr. de la Barra as Provisional President of Mexico. 496
Mr. Knox to Provisional President de la Barra (telegram). do Same subject. Felicitations. 496
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. If the Mexican Government has no objections the consular agent at Torreon may extend his good offices to Mr. Woo Lam Po. 616
Provisional President de la Barra to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 28 Political affairs in Mexico. Acknowledges telegram of congratulations. 496
Same to President Taft (telegram). do Same subject and purport 496
610 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox May 31 Same subject. Reports the first official visit of the diplomatic corps to President de la Barra. 497
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson (telegram). June 1 Same subject. Instructs to call on Ex-President Díaz upon his arrival at Habana and express to him the best wishes of this Government. 497
41 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Overflow of the Colorado River. Incloses letter from the Department of the Interior transmitting correspondence between the American engineer and Col. Mayol, who commanded the troops on guard there, commending that officer for his services. 564
621 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox June 3 Political affairs in Mexico. Incloses copy of his note to the Mexican foreign office intimating that that Government would be held liable for all loss of life and damage to property unless adequate protection was afforded. 497
45 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. June 6 Same subject. His note of the 24th ultimo, relating to the activities of Ricardo Flores Magón, has been referred to the Department of Justice. The department must disagree with his assertion that many scandalous filibustering attempts have been organized in American territory. 498
1509 Mr. Zamacona to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Requests permission for transit of Mexican troops through American territory. 499
635 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. The Mexican Government has no objections to the use of good offices of the American consular agent at Torreon. 616
46 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. June 7 Political affairs in Mexico. The department must dissent from the statement in his note of the 24th ultimo that the Mexican Government is not bound to make good claims on account of damages caused by the filibustering activities of Pryce and his adherents. 500
47 Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. Acknowledges his note of the 27th ultimo concerning the arrest of certain Mexican citizens at San Diego, this matter having been taken up by him with the Department of Justice prior to the receipt of the note by this department. Gives department’s views. 501
48 Same to same do Same subject. The President has granted permission for transit of Mexican troops through American territory. 503
49 Same to same do Same subject and purport 503
Same to same June 8 Same subject. Incloses letter from the Attorney General, transmitting a report in relation to a report that on May 8, 1911, shots were fired at the Mexican side from the American side. 504
54 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Zamacona. do Same subject. The Attorney General reports that his request for the prevention of enlistment of men for an invasion of Lower California is already in the hands of the United States attorney at Los Angeles. 505
57 Same to same June 9 Same subject. The President has granted permission for the transit of Mexican troops through American territory from El Paso to Laredo. 503
59 Same to same do Same subject. The Attorney General reports that the United States attorney at Los Angeles has been instructed to take appropriate measures in regard to the Mexican civil employees detained and molested at that place. 505
58 Same to same June 10 Same subject. The governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California have no objection to the transit through these States. 504
Mr. Knox to Mr. Zamacona. June 12 Same subject. Incloses reports from the War Department concerning the report that on May 8, 1911, several shots were fired from the American side to the Mexican side. 505
Mr. Wagner to Mr. Knox June 15 Chamizal arbitration. Incloses the minutes of the fourteenth session of the commission, containing the award, the dissenting opinions of the Mexican and American commissioners and the protest of the American agent. 571
667 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. June 19 Protection of Chinese in Mexico. Incloses his note to the foreign office in regard to the menacing condition Chinese were finding themselves in Tapachula. Some of these Chinese possess American citizenship. 617
387 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. June 20 Political affairs in Mexico. Approves his action as reported in his No. 621 of the 3d instant. 506
Mr. Collier to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. It is reported that the insurrectos at Tia Juana will vacate and end the trouble if they are recognized as Madero insurreetos. 506
1560 Mr. Pereyra to Mr. Knox. June 21 Same subject. Requests that appropriate measures be taken to prevent the Magonist junta at San Pedro, Cal., from sending an expedition to Lower California. 506
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegram from Acapulco stating that revolutionists have demanded money from an American citizen under threat of violence. Instructs to ask for adequate protection. 507
85 Mr. Knox to Mr. Edwards. June 22 Same subject. Disapproves his action in granting asylum to Mexican officials at the capture of Ciudad Juarez by the revolutionists. 507
68 Mr. Knox to Mr. Pereyra. June 27 Same subject. His note No. 1560 of the 21st instant has been referred to the Department of Justice. 507
Mr. Yung Kwan to Mr. Knox. do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. Expresses appreciation of the Chinese Government for the protection afforded Chinese resident in Mexico by the American diplomatic and consular officers. 617
69 Same to same June 29 Political affairs in Mexico. Advises him that the department is informed that recognition of the insurrectos at Tia Juana as Madero troops would end the trouble on the peninsula. 508
408 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. July 5 Protection of Chinese in Mexico. Approves his action as reported in his No. 667 of the 19th ultimo. 618
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. July 11 Political affairs in Mexico. Long report on political and economic conditions in Mexico. In many places conditions closely approaching anarchy prevail. 508
81 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Pereyra. July 15 Imprisonment of Blatt and Converse in Mexico. Incloses copy of a letter from the governor of Texas stating that the report that the captors of these men are threatened with arrest is without foundation. 614
9 Mr. Knox to Mr. Simpich. do Protection of Chinese in Mexico. No specific instructions on this subject have been issued, but all consular officers are desired to render such assistance as may be possible 618
729 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. July 18 Political affairs in Mexico. President de la Farra stated in conversation with the ambassador that he intends to deal sternly and drastically with disorders wherever they show themselves. 510
189 Mr. Crespo y Martinez to Mr. Knox. Aug. 11 Same subject The Mexican Government regrets its inability to accede to the friendly suggestion of the American Government that a decree of amnesty be issued for the participants in the Lower California troubles. 511
198 Same to same Aug. 14 Same subject. Advises that Giuseppe Garibaldi, the well-known agitator, intends to send a large shipment of arms to Mexico for the purpose of fomenting disturbances. Requests that measures be taken to prevent this violation of the neutrality laws. 511
15 Mr. Knox to Mr. Crespo y Martinez. Aug. 17 Same subject. The above note has been copied to the Department of Justice. Calls attention to previous notes of the department wherein the fundamental principles of the American neutrality laws have been fully set forth. 512
224 Mr. Crespo y Martinez to Mr. Knox. do Same-subject. Advises that Ricardo Flores Magdn has bought arms and ammunition to recruit men in California and that Pino Suarez is preparing, an expedition at New Orleans. 513
18 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Crespo y Martinez. Aug. 22 Same subject. The above note has been referred to the Department of Justice. 513
Mr. Knox to Mr. Crespo y Martinez. Aug. 24 Chamizal arbitration. In the opinion of the Government of the United States the recent arbitration of this case has failed to meet the legitimate expectations of the two nations concerned. Suggests the negotiation of a declaratory treaty for the settlement of the boundary question. 598
849 Mr Bearing to Mr. Knox. Aug. 26 Political affairs in Mexico. Reports upon the situation in the State of Morelos where Emiliano Zapata persists in keeping a band of outlaws under amis, and the measures taken by the Government to sup press him. 513
871 Mr. Dearing to Mr. Knox. Sept. 1 Same subject. Referring to the nomination of Francisco I. Madero for the presidency by the Progressive Constitutional Party Incloses brief account of the party platform. 514
882 Same to same do Chamizal arbitration. In the opinion of President de la Barra an international commission should be appointed to determine the course of the river in 1864, and should the commission find it impossible to trace the course of the river he would be willing to enter upon negotiations in order to arrive at a final settlement of the question. 600
887 Same to same Sept. 4 Political affairs in Mexico. Reports that the Progressive Constitutional Party brought its labors to a close by nominating Pino Suarez for the vice presidency. 516
319 Mr. Crespo y Martinez to Mr. Knox. Sept. 7 Protection of American citizens in Mexico. The Mexican Government will fully protect American citizens and property at Torreon. 516
345 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wilson. Sept. 12 Chamizal arbitration. The Government of Mexico is of the opinion that the sentence of the award should be carried out, but if insuperable obstacles are found to relocate the 1864 line of the river it will enter upon, negotiations to overcome these difficulties. 603
544 Same to same Sept. 18 Same subject. Any attempt to relocate the river line of 1864 would not only prove nugatory but would be sure to embitter the strained conditions at El Paso and Juarez. 603
948 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Sept. 19 Message of President de la Barra to Congress. Incloses text and calls attention to the passage renting to the payment of claims growing out of the recent revolution. 517
Same to same Sept. 22 Political affairs in Mexico. The poetical situation is beginning to clear with the apparent certainty that Madero will be elected President and the anti-American feeding has almost completely disappeared. 518
Same to same (telegram). Oct. 6 Same subject. He has been informed that a plot, involving Gen. Huerta, to launch a counter revolution has been discovered. 519
Mr. Knox to Mr. Crespo y Martinez. do Chamizal arbitration. Discusses his memorandum of the 12th ultimo, reiterates the reasons stated in department’s memorandum of August 24, 1911, why this Government can not accept the award as valid and binding. 604
Same to same (telegram). Oct. 18 Same subject. Reports the electian of Madero as President and Sçuarez as Vice President. 519
1034 Same to same Oct. 27 Same subject. Reports on the recent elections. The President’s brother has been sent to San Antonio to induce Gen., Reyes to abandon his hostile and revolutionary attitude. 519
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 6 Same subject. Reports the inauguration of Madero as President. 520
625 Mr. Crespo y Martinez to Mr. Knox. Nov. 10 Same subject. Advises that the Mexican Government has serious reasons to believe that partisans of Gen. Bernardo Reyes at San Antonio are preparing an armed expedition against Mexico. 525
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 15 Same subject and support 521
Mr. Knox to Mr. Crespo y Martinez. Nov. 17 Same subject. His note No. 625 of the 10th instant has been communicated to the Department of Justice. Calls attention to previous correspondence in which it was observed that this Government can not take action against alleged violators of the neutrality laws unless proof has been submitted. 521
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 18 Same subject. Reports that Gen. Reyes and other revolutionists were arrested for violation of the neutrality laws. 522
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 19 Same subject. Reports capture of quantity of arms and ammunition belonging to the Reyes party, by American troops. 522
387 Mr. Lancaster to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Reports that Gen. Reyes was indicted by the Federal grand jury and that orders for his arrest have been issued. 522
Mr. Crespo y Martinez to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 3 Same subject. Requests that measures be taken to prevent the delivery of a quantity of arms to Reyistas. 523
672 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson Dec. 11 Same subject. Incloses a mass of testimony in refutation of the allegations of the Mexican foreign office concerning the battle of Agua Prieta. The Mexican note was transmitted in his No. 479 of Apr. 17, 1911. 523
87 Mr. Knox to Mr. Crespo y Martinez. Dec. 16 Same subject. The ambassador’s telegram of the 14th instant, requesting speedy action for the arrest of certain insurgents, has been transmitted to the Department of Justice. 524
89 Same to same Dec. 20 Same subject. His telegram of the 15th instant advising that a revolutionary junta at Cajones, Cal., is preparing an invasion of lower California, has been transmitted to the Department of Justice. 524
1176 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Dec. 30 Same subject. Reports that Gen. Reyes surrendered to Federai rurales and is eonfined in prison. 525
799 Mr. Crespo y Martinez to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Requests good offices to cause the authorities of Arizona to tighten the vigilance against Mexican revolutionists. 525

morocco.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Knox. Nov. 3 Proposal to the United States to adhere to the Franco-German Convention relative to Morocco. Incloses text of the agreement and requests the adherence thereto by the United States Government. 621
Mr. Adee to Mr. Jusserand Nov. 8 Same subject. As the adherence of this Government to this agreement would imply modification of certain of its treaty rights it would require the consent and advice of the Senate. Will discuss the matter further. 622
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Knox. Dec. 6 Same subject. Incloses explanatory letters exchanged between the French and German Governments and expresses hope that no objection will be raised by the Government of the United States to the introduction of reforms in Morocco. 622
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jusserand Dec. 15 Same subject. This Government would be inclined, at the proper time, to enter into new treaty arrangements to modify the existing treaty rights. 623

nicaragua.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Martinez to. Mr. Dawson. 1910. Nov. 5 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Proposes the formation of a commission composed of one Nicaraguan and one American citizen to investigate unliquidated claims against Nicaragua. 625
President Taft to President Estrada (telegram). 1911. Jan. 1 Political affairs in Nicaragua. Recognition of President Estrada. Congratulations upon assumption of the Presidency. 648
Mr. Moffat to Mr.:Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Résumé of President Estrada’s message. 648
Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott. Jan. 20 Same subject. Personal instruction upon appointment. Gives short history of Nicaragua’s political conditions and Incloses agreements signed by President Estrada. 649
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Meyer. Feb. 15 Same subject. Incloses two telegrams from American consular officers in regard to recent political events in Nicaragua and the advisability of keeping a naval vessel at Corinto. 654
7 Mr. Northcottto Mr. Knox. Feb. 25 Same subject. Gives his impressions as to political conditions, and recites difficulties confronting President Estrada. 655
Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott (telegram). Feb. 27 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Suggests specific plan for a mixed tribunal. 627
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 2 Same subject. Reports that President Estrada is pleased with above plan for a commission. 628
13 Same to same Mar. 4 Political affairs. The outlines of President Estrada’s policy, given to the minister in private conferences, will tie laid before the department by Mr. Ernest H. Wands, who leaves for Washington tomorrow. 656
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Gómez. Mar. 7 Settlement of foreign claims. Submits department’s plan for a mixed tribunal. 628
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox. Mar. 9 Same subject. The Nicaraguan Government has consented to the proposed constitution of the commission. 628
Mr. Gómez to Mr. Northcott. Mar. 14 Same subject. The Nicaraguan Government accepts the American proposal for the constitution of the commission. 629
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Northcott (telegram). do Same subject. Final instruction in regard to the exchange of notes concerning the establishment of the claims commission. 629
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Gómez. Mar. 21 Same subject. The Government of the United States has assented to the proposal of the Nicaraguan Government for the formation of a claims tribunal. Recommends Thomas P. Moffat for appointment as second commissioner. 630
Mr. Gómez to Mr. Northcott. Mar. 24 Same subject. The Government of Nicaragua will proceed to take the necessary steps for the creation of the tribunal. 630
Same subject. Act of Apr. 4–May 17, 1911, approving presidential decree of Mar. 29, 1911, establishing the tribunal or mixed commission. Text. 631
21 Same to same Mar. 27 Political affairs. Reports that political conditions are very unsettled. Give details. 656
28 Same to same Apr. 6 Same subject. President Estrada vetoed the constitution which had been hurriedly passed by the assembly, dissolved the assembly, and called for a new election. 657
Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott (telegram). Apr. 8 Same subject. Instructs to impress upon the party leaders that a failure to stand by their agreement might jeopardize the future of “Nicaragua. This applies especially to the approaching elections. 658
Same to same (telegram). Apr. 17 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Otto Schoenrich has been appointed a member of the claims commission. 633
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Northcott. Apr. 21 Political affairs. This Government is gratified that President Estrada has been proceeding along lines of the agreement of Oct. 27, 1910, and expects that the financial rehabilitation and the settlement of claims through the commission will restore peace and prosperity in Nicaragua. 658
16 Same to same do Same subject. Refers him to the above telegram as to department’s views. 659
38 Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox. Apr. 25 Same subject. Reports departure of Gen. Emiliano Chamorro for Salvador. Conditions continue quiet. 659
41 Same to same May 5 Same subject. The newly elected assembly convened on Monday last. The President has asked for authority to negotiate through the Government of the United States. 660
Same to same (telegram). May 9 Same subject. After causing the arrest of Minister of War Mena President Estrada resigned in favor of Vice President Díaz, who immediately released Mena. 660
Same to same (telegram). do Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua.-Reports arrival of Judge Schoenrich and departure of Moffat. 633
Same to same May 11 Political affairs. Díaz is recognized as President, and the assembly is expected to confirm him. 661
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Northcott (telegram). May 14 Same subject. This Government is gratified that the Díaz Government desires to continue the program. 661
53 Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox. May 25 Same subject. Reports rumors of a contemplated uprising. Requests that a war vessel be stationed at Corinto. 661
Same to same (telegram). May 30 Same subject. A plot supported by Zelaya has been discovered. The President requests that a war vessel patrol the coast and watch for filibuster that left San Francisco some time ago. 662
Same to same (telegram). May 31 Same subject. The fort overlooking Managua blew up to-day. The President of Honduras advises that the filibuster Eureka left Salina Cruz with a cargo of arms. 662
Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott (telegram). June 1 Same subject. Instructs to inform the Díaz Government that the United States will continue to support it in so far as it properly may. A war vessel has been ordered to watch for the reported filibuster. 662
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 2 Same subject. It is reported that the Eureka landed arms on some island in the gulf. The Nicaraguan Government desires that the Government of Salvador intercept them. 663
Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott (telegram). June 5 Same subject. Instructs to send the above information to the legation at San Salvador and to the Yorktown. 663
58 Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Reports conversation between himself and President Díaz and incloses an agreement between Díaz and Mena. 663
Same to same (telegram). June 9 Same subject. Urgently requests that the York-town remain at Corinto at least two weeks. 665
Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott (telegram). June 26 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. The department desires certain modifications in the decree establishing the claims commission. 633
28 Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther. June 27 Political affairs. The Navy Department has arranged for the Yorktown to remain at Corinto until relieved by the Vicksburg. 665
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). July 1 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Asks whether the wording “by the present Nicaraguan Government” in article 6 applies to the Estrada Government. 635
Same to same (telegram). July 3 Political affairs. Reports the departure of a vessel laden with arms from Guayaquil for Nicaragua. 665
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther (telegram). July 7 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. The words “present Nicaraguan Government” were inserted because the ‘decree provides for the cancellation and annulment of contracts and concessions by executive decree. 635
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). July 10 Same subject. Not more than three contracts or concessions are considered illegal or unconstitutional. Requests further instructions. 636
Same to same (telegram). July 12 Same subject. Reports that the substance of department’s telegram of June 26 has leaked out and has produced considerable agitation. 636
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther (telegram). July 18 Same subject. Explains the attitude of the department and instructs him to explain it to the Nicaraguan Government. 636
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). July 20 Same subject. President Díaz, Mena, and the Nicaraguan member of the commission have agreed to the modifications proposed by the department, but desire postponement of submission of same to the assembly. 637
Same to same (telegram). do Political affairs. Reports that a revolution is set for July 26. 665
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther (telegram). July 26 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Department agrees to postponement of modifications of decree. 637
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). July 29 Same subject. Transmits amendatory decree worded as President Díaz is willing to approve it. 638
Same to same (telegram). July 30 Political affairs. Reports his endeavors to mediate between Díaz and Mena. 666
Same to same (telegram). Aug. 1 Same subject. Reports complete reconciliation between Díaz and Mena. 666
Same to same (telegram). Aug. 7 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Confirmation copy of the amendatory decree. 638
113 Same to same(telegram) Sept. 5 Political affairs. Reports conversations with Gen. Mena, who is anxious to be elected President by the assembly in contravention of the constitution. 666
Same to same (telegram). Sept. 23 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. To enable him to submit the mixed claims commission decree to the assembly President Díaz hopes the department will soon place him in position to do so. 638
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Gunther (telegram). Sept. 26 Same subject. The Spanish text of the amendments submitted in legation’s No. 101, of Aug. 7, is entirely satisfactory to the department. 638
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). Sept. 28 Same subject. The President will seize the first opportunity to submit the amendatory decree to the assembly. The opposition to the loan contract is becoming more determined and dangerous propaganda is being conducted against the loan. 639
Same to same (telegram). Sept. 29 Political affairs. President Díaz requests me to state that the tacit consent of the department to the election of Mena by the assembly for the four-year constitutional term would result in the immediate approval of the loan and mixed commission matters. 667
51 Mr. Adee to Mr. Gunther. Sept. 30 Same subject. The ratification of the pending loan contracts and the amendatory mixed commission decree should be disposed of before any political matter can be taken up by the department. 667
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). Oct. 3 Same subject. The loan contracts will be sent to the assembly to-day. 668
Mr. Adee to Mr. Gunther (telegram). Oct. 5 Same subject. The loan and claims commission matters should be disposed of before consideration of political matters which should not be discussed unnecessarily. 668
1593 Mr. Adee to Mr. Reid Oct. 10 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Incloses copy of an instruction to the legation at Madrid, giving the attitude of the department in regard to the Nicaraguan claims commission. 639
133 Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox. Oct. 26 Political affairs. Advises that the assembly elected Gen. Luis Mena as President and Fernando Solor-zano as Vice President. 668
137 Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox. Oct. 31 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Incloses certified copy of the amendatory decree of the mixed commission as approved by the assembly. 640
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 1 Political affairs. President Díaz desires to be informed of the attitude of the department concerning the election of Mena as President. 669
Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 2 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. The British foreign office places no obstacle in the way of British claimants, who present their claims before the commission but does not accept the commission as a bar to diplomatic intervention. 643
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 6 Same subject. The President has been informed by the German Legation that the German Government does not recognize the mixed commission. 643
Mr. Castrillo to Mr. Knox. Nov. 7 Same subject. The Nicaraguan Government has declared the commissionership held by Mr. Moffat vacant and requests appointment of a new commissioner. 644
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther (telegram). Nov. 10 Same subject. If the Nicaraguan Government decides that European claimants must exhaust legal remedies afforded by the Nicaraguan tribunals the department believes that international law and practice furnish ample precedents therefor. 643
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 17 Same subject. Referring to the above telegram. The President hesitates to take the initiative by sending a circular note to the interested powers until he is assured of the support of the United States. 644
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 18 Political affairs. Asks whether he is to call attention to the failure of the assembly to call for a presidential election under the constitution. 669
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther (telegram). Nov. 20 Same subject. The currency experts collector of general customs, and assistants will leave here before Dec. 1. The assembly may wish to remain in session until after their arrival. 669
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 28 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. German and Italian claimants have withdrawn their claims from the commission. 645
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Gunther (telegram). Dec. 2 Same subject. Refers to department’s telegram of Nov. 10 as a guide regarding the treatment of European claims. 645
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Mr.Arthur R. Thompson is proposed as successor to Moffat on the claims commission. 645
152 Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox. do Political affairs. The assembly has completed the constitution and will remain in session as a legislature. 669
13 Mr. Knox to Mr. Castrillo. Dec. 5 Settlement of foreign claims against Nicaragua. Mr. Arthur B. Thompson has been nominated for appointment as successor to Moffat on the Nicaraguan claims commission. 644
Mr. Gunther to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The Nicaraguan Government appointed Arthur B. Thompson on the mixed claims commission. 645
159 Same to same Dec. 16 Same subject. Incloses copy of an identic note of the Nicaraguan Government to the interested powers advising them of the establishmnet of the claims commission. 646
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 18 Political affairs. It is reported from Costa Rica that exiled Zelayistas headed by Irias and supplemented by Estrada Cabrera are about to move against Nicaragua. 670
Same to same (telegram). . Dec. 21 Same subject. Incloses a translation of a letter from President Díaz reciting the difficulties confronting Nicaragua and signifying his intention to conclude a treaty with the Government of the United States, permitting that Government to intervene in the internal affairs of Nicaragua in order to maintain peace and a lawful government. 670
Mr. Knox to Mr. Gunther (telegram). Dec. 23 Same subject. Instructs him to express to President Díaz the department’s gratification for his spirit of confidence in the good faith of the United States. His suggestion will be given deep and careful consideration. 671
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norway.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bryn to Mr. Knox. 1911. Mar. 20 Interpretation of the naturalization convention of 1869 between the United States and Sweden and Norway. Asks to be informed whether this Government accepts the interpretation of Article III that the two years’ stay in the original country shall be considered to be only a term, after the expiration of which the person concerned shall be deemed to have renounced his American citizenship. 672
37 Mr. Knox.to Mr. Bryn Mar. 29 Same subject. Gives the interpretation of this Government of the article in question. 673

panama.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Messrs. Calvo and Porras to Mr. Knox. 1911. June 10 Settlement of the boundary dispute between Costa Rica and Panama. Incloses a letter to the Chief Justice of the United States requesting him to accept the office of arbitrator. 674
Mr. Knox to Mr. White June 13 Same subject. Transmits above letter. 675
Mr. Knox to Mr. Porras do Same subject. Inclosure to note of June 10 has been forwarded to the Chief Justice. 675
Mr. White to Mr. Knox July 26 Same subject. Incloses letters to the ministers of Costa Rica and Panama accepting the office of arbitrator under certain conditions. 675
Mr. Knox to Mr. White Aug. 2 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the ministers of Costa Rica and Panama accepting the conditions named by Mr. White. 676
President Taft to President Arosemena (telegram). Nov. 3 National anniversary of the Republic of Panama. Greetings. 677
President Arosemena to President Taft (telegram). Nov. 4 Same subject. Acknowledges with appreciation above greetings. 678

persia.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
21 Mirza Ali Kuli Khan to Mr. Knox. 1910. Dec. 28 Employment by Persia of American experts as financial assistants. Transmits copy of a telegram from the Persian minister for foreign affairs requesting department’s assistance in engaging financial experts. 679
34 Mr. Knox to Mirza Ali Kuli Khan. 1911. Jan. 5 Same subject. The request contained in above note is receiving the consideration of the department. 679
Mirza Ali Kuli Kahn to Mr. Knox. Feb. 17 Same subject. Gives list of experts engaged and the terms and conditions of the engagements. 680
36 Mr. Knox to Mirza Ali Kuli Khan. Feb. 24 Same subject. The department hopes that the services rendered by the American advisers will be of material assistance to the Persian Empire. 681
128 Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox. May 24 Same subject. Reports arrival of the American financial advisers. 681
132 Same to same June 13 Same subject. Incloses translation of an act of the Medjles giving full powers to Mr. Shuster. 682
Mr. Adee to Mr. Russell (telegram). July 31 Same subject. Instructs to report concerning the political situation and the attitude of the British and Russian Governments toward the American financial advisers. 682
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 1 Same subject. Reports that Russian, German, and Italian diplomatic officers are trying to prevent Shuster’s success. 682
64 Mirza Ali Kuli Khan to Mr. Knox. Nov. 25 Same subject. Incloses a translation of a telegram from the Persian minister for foreign affairs stating that various activities of Mr. Shuster, treasurer general of Persia, are complained of by the Russian Government and have involved the Persian Government in difficulties, and requesting the view of this Government in the matter. 683
Mr. Knox to Mirza Ali Kuli Khan. Nov. 27 Same subject. The department is unable to offer any suggestions on the above matter. 683
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 30 Same subject. Transmits a telegram from Shuster stating that the Russian Government had demanded his dismissal and asking what protection he is entitled to as an American citizen. 684
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Dec. 1 Same subject. Instructs to impress upon the Government of Persia the expectation of this Government that all proper measures be taken to insure the personal safety and well-being of Shuster and his associates, and to afford them all proper protection as American citizens. 685
129 Mr. Guild to Mr. Knox Dec. 15 Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs states that complete personal protection will be given to Mr. Shuster, including, if necessary, an armed escort out of Persia. 685
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Dec. 27 Same subject. Asks information about the status of Mr. Shuster and his associates. 686
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 28 Same subject. The Cabinet informed Mr. Shuster that they were compelled to recall him from the Persian service. He acquiesced and will depart in a week or two. 686

peru.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
32 Mr. Howard to Mr. Knox. 1911. Aug. 1 Message of the President of Peru to Congress. Extracts. 687

portugal.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
83 Mr. Lorillard to Mr. Knox. 1911. Feb. 10 Proclamation of the Republic of Portugal. Recognition by the United States. The minister for foreign affairs hopes that the United States will encourage the infant republic by early recognition. 689
19 Mr. Knox to Mr. Lorillard. Mar. 3 Same subject. The attitude of this Government toward the new Government of Portugal is one of benevolent expectancy. 690
Same to same (telegram). June 6 Same subject. Instructs him to inform the minister for foreign affairs of the official recognition of the new Government of Portugal by the Government of the United States as soon as the Constituent Assembly has expressed the voice of the people. 690
Mr. Lorillard to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 7 Same subject. Asks whether the proclamation of the Republic by the assembly means definite and final action. 690
Mr. Knox to Mr. Lorillard (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to recognize the Republic of Portugal as soon as it may be officially proclaimed by the Constituent Assembly. 691
Mr. Lorillard to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 19 Same subject. The Government of the Republic has been recognized to-day by the Government of the United States, the first of the great powers to do so. 691
160 Same to same June 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of the proclamation of the Republic by the Constituent Assembly and his note of recognition. 691
Mr. Alte to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Advises that the Constituent Assembly adopted a republican form of government for Portugal. 693
162 Same to same June 23 Same subject. Incloses copy of the reply of the minister for foreign affairs to his note of recognition of the Republic. 692
80 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Alte. July 1 Same subject. Advises him that the Republic of Portugal was recognized immediately after its proclamation by the Constituent Assembly. 693
Mr. Alte to Mr. Knox July 6 Same subject. Incloses a note from the minister for foreign affairs expressing appreciation for the prompt and final recognition of the Republic. 694
81 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Alte July 15 Same subject. Acknowledges with appreciation receipt of above note. 694
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 24 Same subject. Reports the election of Manuel Arriaga as President of Portugal. 694

russia.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Guild (telegram). 1911. Dec. 15 Termination of the treaty of 1832 between Russia and the United States. Instructs to give to the minister for foreign affairs official notice of the termination of the treaty, and to express the desire of this Government to enter into negotiations for a modern treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation. 695
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 15 Same subject. It is necessary for the department to be informed no later than Sunday afternoon that the notice of abrogation of the treaty has been delivered to the minister for foreign affairs. 696
Mr. Guild to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports conversation with the minister for foreign affairs on the subject of Jews in Russia and the vote of the House of Representatives on the abrogation of the treaty. 696
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 17 Same subject. The note of abrogation of the treaty was presented to the minister for foreign affairs, but he felt unable to listen to any agreement as to public announcement of any kind. 697
Mr. Knox to Mr. Guild (telegram). do Same subject. As department’s telegrams seem to have been misinterpreted, instructs him to withdraw the suggestion for a public announcement. 698
Mr. Guild to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. Corrected copy in English, with translation in French, of department’s telegram was presented to the minister for foreign affairs to-day. 699
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits the official answer to his note. 699

salvador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1911. Feb. 8 Message of the President of Salvador to congress. Extract concerning the United States. 700
Feb. 13 Report of the minister for foreign affairs of Salvador to congress. Extracts concerning the United States. 700
do Extradition treaty between the United States and Salvador. Text. 702

siam.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. King to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1911. Feb. 10 Obsequies of the late King Chulalongkorn of Siam. The Siamese would be pleased to have foreign diplomats specially accredited for the occasion of the cremation of the late King. 708
Mr. Knox to Mr. Devawongse (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. Mr. Hamilton King has been designated special representative of the President on the occasion of the cremation of the remains of the late King. 708
Mr. Knox to Mr. King (telegram). do Same subject. Advises him of his designation as special representative of the President on the occasion of the cremation of the remains of the late King. 708
Mr. Devawongse to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 1 Same subject. Acknowledges with thanks receipt of department’s telegram of the 28th ult. 709
Mr. King to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 16 Same subject. The cremation took place to-day 709
722 Same to same Mar. 25 Same subject. Account of the ceremonies connected with the cremation. 709
Mr. Luang Sanpakitch to Mr. Knox. July 24 Coronation of King Maha Vajiravudh of Siam. The King would appreciate the presence of a special representative on this occasion. 710
21 Mr. Knox to Mr. Luang Sanpakitch. Aug. 11 Same subject. The United States will be appropriately represented on this occasion. 710
Mr. Adee to Mr. King (telegram). . Oct. 25 Same subject. Letter accrediting him as special representative of the President at the coronation has been mailed to-day. 711
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 7 Same subject. Col. Lea Febiger, United States Army, will assist you at the coronation. 711
Mr. Knox to Mr. King (telegram). Nov. 17 Same subject. Appointment as special representative of the President at the coronation. 711
President Taft to the King of Siam (telegram). Dec. 1 Same subject. Felicitations. 711
The King of Siam to President Taft (telegram). Dec. 2 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram with thanks. 712
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spain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Knox 1911. Mar. 2 Interpretation of the extradition treaty of 1904 between the United States and Spain. Requests arrest and provisional detention, with the view to extradition, of Tomas Loscesta and Lazareto Calvo. 716
Mr. Knox to Mr. Riaño Mar. 3 Same subject. Advises him of the procedure necessary to effect the arrest of the fugitives. 716
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Knox Mar. 8 Same subject. Complains of the actions of United States Commissioner Shields in declining to act unless legal counsel is employed in behalf of the Spanish Government. 717
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Wickersham (telegram). Mar. 9 Same subject. Advises him of the above and requests that the United States attorney at New York be instructed to assist the Spanish consul general. 718
34 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Riaño. do Same subject. Advises him of the above. 718
Same to same Mar. 17 Same subject. Incloses letter from the Attorney General showing that Commissioner Shields declined to act because the Spanish consul general could not furnish sufficient information to warrant the arrest of the two men. 718
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Knox Mar. 18 Same subject. Submits argument claiming that the provisions of the treaty have not been observed by reason of the requirements of the extradition magistrate, which are wholly foreign to the treaty. 719
37 Mr. Knox to Mr. Riaño Mar. 27 Same subject. Refutes above argument, citing references. 721
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Knox Sept. 28 Interpretation of article 23 of the treaty of July 3, 1902, between the United States and Spain. The Spanish Government accepts the position of the United. States as interpreted in department’s note of Dec. 7, 1910. 713
Same to same do Interpretation of article 27 of the treaty of July 3, 1902, between the United States and Spain. States that the courts of the State of New York decline to surrender, an estate of a deceased Spanish subject to the Spanish consul general unless a bond be first filed. Asks that steps be taken to have the court desist from its demand. 713
83 Mr. Adee to Mr. Riaño Oct. 21 Same subject. There is no provision in the treaty authorizing Spanish consular officers to collect estates of deceased Spanish subjects without filing a bond as required by local law, nor is there such a rule of international law. 714
87 Mr. Knox to Mr. Riaño Nov. 7 Same subject. The department believes that the demand of the New York court for a bond in the case in question will be found to be not an unusual or unreasonable procedure. 715

sweden.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Date.
1911. Mar. 20 Convention between the United States and Sweden defining the rights, privileges, and immunities of consular officers. Text. 723

switzerland.

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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Martin to Mr. Knox. 1910. July 29 Adhesion of Turkey to the Red Cross Convention of 1906, and use of the Red Crescent as the emblem of her sanitary service. The Ottoman Government will strictly adhere to the principle of reciprocity, and will respect the Red Cross in Turkey in the same manner as the Red Crescent is respected in other countries. 733
69 Mr. Knox to Mr. Ritter 1911. May 3 Same subject. The above note has been communicated to the War Department. 734
Mr. Ritter to Mr. Knox May 10 Same subject. The Russian Government has informed his Government that it has no objection to the granting of the power to the Turkish Government to use the Red Crescent in the case of war on land. 734
71 Mr. Knox to Mr. Ritier. May 18 Same subject. The above note has been communicated to the War Department and the American National Red Cross. 735
Mr. Knox to Mr. Ehrensvard. Aug. 2 Same subject. The Government of the United States is disposed to accord recognition to the Red Crescent on the condition of a similar mutual recognition of the Red Cross by the Ottoman Government. 735
Mr. Martin to Mr. Knox. Sept. 11 Same subject. The Swiss Federal Council asks the Governments signatory to the Geneva Convention of 1906 to notify it whether they will, within their territories, extend the same protection to the Red Crescent as is enjoyed by the Red Cross. 736
Mr. Martin to Mr. Knox Oct. 5 Interpretation of the extradition treaty of 1900 between the United States and Switzerland. States that his Government has been asked to pay certain fees in extradition cases in contravention of Article XIII of the treaty. 730
89 Mr. Knox to Mr. Martin Nov. 13 Same subject. Incloses copy of a letter from the Department of Justice stating that the fees referred to were inadvertently charged. 732

turkey.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Date.
259 Mr. Philip to Mr. Knox. 1910. Oct. 17 Expulsion of C. Telford Erickson, American citizen, from Albania, by Turkish authorities. Reports facts in the case, his protest to the Ottoman foreign office, which remains unanswered, and advises that the Ottoman Government be held strictly responsible for this unwarranted treatment of an American citizen. 738
Mr. Adee to Mr. Philip (telegram). Nov. 1 Same subject. Instructs to press for immediate removal of restraints against the return of Erickson to Elbassan and to reserve all rights in regard to damages. 740
Mr. Knox to Mr. Carter (telegram). Nov. 28 Same subject. Instructs to report status of the case; also to investigate reported arrest of Erickson at Monastir, and to take appropriate action. 740
Mr. Carter to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 29 Same subject. Strong protest was made in regard to the arrest of Erickson at Monastir, and the Government promised immediate investigation. 740
Mr. Knox to Mr. Carter (telegram). Nov. 30 Same subject. Instructs to insist upon immediate reply to the representations made by the embassy. 741
284 Mr. Carter to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Incloses copies of his notes to the foreign office in the case. 741
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 4 Same subject. The foreign office states that the return of Erickson to Elbassan is impossible on account of the disturbed conditions there. 743
289 Same to same do Same subject. Reports status of case in detail and incloses correspondence with the foreign office. 743
Mr. Adee to Mr. Carter (telegram). Dec. 5 Same subject, if Erickson returns to Elbassan, inform the Ottoman Government that it will be held responsible for his safety. 745
175 Mr. Knox to Mr. Carter Dec. 8 Same subject. The Ottoman ambassador here has stated that his Government will assent to and facilitate the return of Erickson to Elbassan as soon as normal conditions are reestablished there. 746
Mr. Carter to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subiect. Erickson will not return to Elbassan at present, but will go to Monastir to rejoin his family. 746
Mr. Knox to Mr. Carter (telegram). 1911. Jan. 3 Same subject. To avoid futile argument with the Ottoman Government, infracts him to endeavor to obtain a note from that Government expressing regret, whereupon the incident may be considered closed. 746
310 Mr. Carter to Mr. Knox Jan. 31 Same subject. Incloses note of regret from the Ottoman foreign office. 747
Mr. Knox to Mr. Carter (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. This Government is disposed to regard the Erickson case as closed. 748
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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page
Mr. Carpenter to Mr. Knox 1910. Oct. 26 Arbitration of the case of the Orinoco Steamship Co. against Venezuela. Text of award. 749
640 Mr. Whitehouse to Mr. Knox. Dec. 20 Same subject. Incloses check in payment of the award. 753
Mr. Knox to Mr. Matos 1911. Feb. 27 Celebration of the first centenary of the independence of Venezuela. The President has signified his intention to be specially represented on the occasion. 753
May 10 Message of the President of Venezuela to Congress. Passages relating to the United States quoted. 749
35 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Knox. May 29 Celebration of the first centenary of the independence of Venezuela. Incloses program of the festivities. The President will place a wreath on the statue of Washington on July 4. Suggests that he be authorized to place a wreath on the statue of Bolivar. 753
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Garrett (telegram). June 12 Same subject. The President has designated Mr. Thomas C. Dawson as special ambassador for this occasion and Capt. Marsh, United States Navy, naval attaché. 754
Mr. Knox to Mr. Garrett (telegram). June 16 Same subject. The ambassador will reside at the house reserved by the Venezuelan Government. Instructs to extend invitations to a lunch and a dinner to be given by the ambassador, who will also place a wreath on the statue of Bolivar. 754
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 20 Same subject. Submits program for entertainments at the legation and the temporary embassy. 755
President Taft to President Gómez (telegram). July 5 Same subject. Felicitations. 755
President Gómez to President Taft (telegram). July 6 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram, with thanks. 755