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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Circular 1912. Dec. 21 Certificates of inspection of nursery stock. Incloses circular from the Department of Agriculture issued Dec. 20, 1912. containing the text of the “Plant Quarantine Act” of Aug. 20, 1912, and the rules and regulations for carrying out the act; instructions concerning distribution thereof. 1
Do Dec. 30 International rifle-shooting tournament. Incloses invitation to riflemen to take part in the tournament to be held at Camp Perry, Ohio, in September, 1913. 1
Do 1913 Jan. 14 Statement by Senator Root Nov. 25, 1912, repudiating sentiments attributed to him in relation to Latin America. Instruction to make use thereof if occasion arise. 4
Do Feb. 7 Plant Quarantine Act. Refers to the above circular of Dec. 21, 1912, and incloses directions prepared by the Department of Agriculture for inspection and certification, with explanatory remarks. 2
Do Feb. 28. Expatriation of naturalized citizens. Refers to instruction of Apr. 19, 1907, and amending instruction of May 14, 1908; instructs that exceptional treatment should be given certain naturalized citizens temporarily residing in countries near to the United States, and states the Department’s rule prescribed therefor.
Do Mar. 12 Declaration of policy with regard to Latin America. Quotes a statement made by the President on Mar. 11 for publication.
Do Mar. 13 Speech of Senator Root in the Senate, Jan. 16, 1913, repudiating sentiments attributed to him in relation to Latin America. Refers to the circular of Jan. 14, 1913, and incloses text of the speech of Jan. 16, in the Senate.
Do Apr. 24 Peace Plan of the President. Statement made by the Secretary of State on presenting the President’s Peace Plan to the Representatives, some 36 in number, of the Foreign Governments who constitute the Diplomatic Circle at Washington.
Do July 7 Same subject. Supplementary memorandum. 9
Do Aug. 12 Same subject. Transmits copy of treaty with Salvador and instructs to explain the tentative nature of the suggestions made. 11
Do Sept. 17 Invitation to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to be held at San Francisco in 1915. Refers to circular of Feb. 5, 1912, and instructs to invite the sending of war vessels and Government representatives to the naval review at Hampton Roads. 13
Circular (telegram) Sept. 23 Peace Plan of the President. Instruction to urge consideration of details of the Peace Plan. 11
Circular Oct. 29 Prohibition of importation of aigrettes, egret plumes, etc. Notes that this prohibition extends to the prohibited plumage when brought in as baggage, with no exception in the case of the ladies of the families of diplomatic officers. 12
Do Dec. 18 Peace Plan of the President. Incloses copies of the treaties with Salvador and Netherlands and instructs to bring the peace plan again to the attention of the Government. 12

argentina.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913 June 30 Presentation of a statue of George Washington to Argentina by American citizens resident there. The presentation will take place on the 4th of July, and a message from the President would be highly appreciated. 15
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Saenz Peña (telegram). July 4 Same subject. Congratulations. 15
[Page XVIII]187 Mr. Garrett to Mr. Bryan. 1913. July 5 Same subject. Report on the celebration, inclosing 15 speeches, and the reply of the President of Argentina to the President. 15
778 Mr. Bartleman to Mr. Bryan. July 18 Same subject. Transmits one of the bronze medals commemorating the dedication of the monument. 19
87 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrett. Aug. 27 Same subject. Expresses the President’s thanks for the gold plaque sent to him in commemoration of the dedication. 19
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bartleman. Sept. 13 Same subject. Refers to his No. 778 and incloses the acknowledgment by the Acting librarian of Congress of the bronze medal, which had been forwarded to the Library. 19

austria-hungary.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
305 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Grant-Smith. 1913. July 16 Arrest and imprisonment of naturalized American citizens on the charge of evasion of military service. Incloses information concerning the arrest of Julius Reich, a naturalized citizen of the United States, the retention of his naturalization certificate and other valuables; instructs him to request that local officials be instructed to respect the naturalization of such citizens in the future and to restore the liberty and property of Julius Reich. 21
514 Mr. Grant-Smith to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 4 Same subject. In view of Department’s No. 305 of 22 July 16, and of the frequent arrests and imprisonment in Austria-Hungary of naturalized American citizens on the charge of evasion of military service, the Chargé d’Affaires has addressed the Foreign Office on the subject; his note inclosed. 22
318 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Grant-Smith. Aug. 26 Same subject. His note to the Foreign Office, inclosed with his despatch No. 514, approved. 23
528 Mr. Grant-Smith to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 4 Same subject. Julius Reich was set at liberty and his certificate of naturalization and money were returned to him on July 16. 23

brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Fowler to Mr. Knox. 1911. July 12 Valorization of coffee. Requests that the vice Consul General at Rio de Janeiro be instructed to furnish information on this subject to the Department of Justice. 39
Mr. Knox to Mr. Sleehta. July 20 Same subject. Instructs him to comply with the above request. 39
758 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Knox. Aug 28. Termination of Extradition Treaty of 1897, and protocols of 1898 and 1903, between the United States and Brazil. By the passage of the Act of June 28, 1911, the Government is required to denounce all existing treaties of extradition but no action will be taken until the Supreme Court shall have decided on the constitutionality of the statute. Incloses text of the statute. 25
Mr. Chantland to Mr. Fowler. Sept. 6 Coffee valorization. Detailed report. 39
Mr. Da Gama to Mr. Knox. 1912. May 30 Same subject. Advises that he has learned of the institution of a suit against the coffee valorization committee and requests that steps be taken for its discontinuance. 53
Mr. Knox to Mr. Da Gama. June 8 Same subject. The Department of State had no official information in regard to the coffee suit until advised by the brazilian embassy. 54
15 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Knox. July 19 Same subject. Incloses extracts of the annual message of the President of the State of São Paulo to the State Congress. 55
Same to same (telegram). Sept. 3 Same subject. The Brazilian minister of foreign affairs regrets to learn that the investigation of the legal status of valorized coffee is to be revived. 57
46 Same to same. Sept. 16 Same subject. Gives his impressions of public opinion in Brazil on this subject. 58
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 17 Same subject. At its annual meeting next January the valorization committee will vote to dispose of its entire stock of coffee now in New York. The Minister for foreign affairs desires to know whether the suit against the committee, in view of the above assurance, can be discontinued. 58
[Page XIX] Mr. Morgan to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1912. Nov. 8 Same subject. Brazilian Government regrets to hear that legal action will be taken against valorized coffee in the United States. Suggests postponement of further action. 59
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Morga (telegram). Nov. 9 Same subject. If the stock of valorized coffee now in New York is sold in the open market, the Attorney General agrees to abandon further proceedings. 59
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 18 Same subject. The government of Sao Paulo accepts the obligation to liquidate the stock of coffee deposited in New York Apr. 1, 1913. 60
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 29 Same subject. The Brazilian Government requests that no information be given to the public about the negotiations concerning the abandonment of the coffee suit. 60
Same to same (telegram). Dec 11 Same subject. The government of Sao Paulo promises to sell the entire stock of valorized coffee in New York in the legitimate market. Again requests secrecy about the arrangement. 61
Mr. Wickersham to M Knox. Dec. 13 Same subject. The assurances given by the Government of Sao Paulo are accepted as satisfactory evidence of the intention to dispose of the coffee in an open market. 61
Mr. Knox to Mr. Da Gama. Dec. 18 Same subject. Advises him that the hearing of the demurrer in the coffee valorization suit has been set for the 20th instant, and if the motion for this hearing is not withdrawn by the agent of the valorization committee by that time the suit will proceed. 61
Mr. Wickersham to Mr Knox. Dec. 19 Same subject. The U. S. Attorney in New York has advised him that the attorneys for the defendant will not press the motion to set the demurrer for argument. 62
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Morgan (telegram). Dec. 23 Same subject. Advises that the defendant in the suit has ceased to press for a hearing. 62
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Knox, (telegram). 1913 Jan. 20 Same subject. The Government of Sao Paulo has sold all the coffee stored in the United States. That Government has been asked to supply a detailed account of the transaction. 62
Mr. Da Gama to Mr. Knox. Jan. 23 Termination of Extradition Treaty of 1897, and protocols of 1898 and 1903, between the United States and Brazil. Gives notice of the abrogation of the treaty with the United States in pursuance of the law above referred to, to take effect July 23, 1913, or sooner if the United States waives the six-months interval. 28
Jan. 28 Convention between the United States and other powers, extending the duration of the treaty on pecuniary claims signed at Mexico on January 30, 1902. Text and proclamation.
do Convention between the United States and other powers, establishing the status of naturalized citizens who again take up their residence in the country of their origin. Text and proclamation.
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 10. Valorization of coffee. The Brazilian Government is of the opinion that the statement of the Government of Sao Paulo concerning the sale of the stock of coffee in the United States should be sufficient to convince the Secretary of State that the sale was bona fide. 63
124 Same to same. Feb. 11 Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Doctor Lauro S. Müller, to the United States. Incloses his personal letter to Doctor Müller in regard thereto. 67
25 Mr Knox to Mr. da Gama. Feb. 28 Termination of Extradition Treaty of 1897 between the United States and Brazil. Acknowledges his note of Jan. 23, and says that this Government has no power to waive the treaty requirement of six-months notice of intention to terminate its extradition treaty with Brazil; calls attention to difficulties made by the law if the treaty should be abrogated. 29
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Valorization of coffee. Transmits telegram from the Secretary of the Treasury of Sao Paulo giving details of the sale of the coffee. 63
The Brazilian Embassy to Mr. Knox. Mar. 31 Same subject. The sale of the valorization coffee deposited in New York was bona fide, without restrictions and for actual consumption in the United States. 63
[Page XX] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Da Gama. 1913. Apr. 22 Same subject. The Attorney General has accepted the Ambassador’s statement as sufficient ground to withdraw the suit against the coffee valorization committee. 65
Mr. Da Gama to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 24 Same subject. Department’s note of the 22d inst. has been telegraphed to his Government. 66
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Brya (telegram). May 16 Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lauro S. Müller, to the United States. Doctor Müller will arrive in the United States about June 10. 68
175 Same to same. May 17 Message of the President of Brazil to Congress. Incloses copy of the annual message of the President addressed to the Congress at the opening of the regular session on May 3, 1913; extracts therefrom. 24
Same to same (telegram). May 27 Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lauro S. Müller, to the United States. Gives official list of the personnel of Doctor Müller’s party. 68
Mr. Malone to Mr. Root (telegram). June 6 Same subject. Invites him to join the reception committee. 69
190 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan. June 17 Same subject. Transmits expressions of thanks of the Brazilian Government for the cordial reception of Doctor Müller. 69
Same to same. June 17 Same subject. Incloses press clippings regarding Doctor Müller’s visit. 71
Doctor Müller to Mr. Wilson (telegram). July 16 Same subject. Farewell message. 72
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Saen Peña (telegram). July 16 Same subject. Expresses the pleasure of this Government and people in Doctor Müller’s visit. 72
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryai (telegram). July 27 Termination of Extradition Treaty of 1897 between the United States and Brazil. The treaty and protocols were denounced on July 23, 1913, by Executive Decree. 30
224 Same to same. July 29 Same subject. Amplifies the foregoing telegram and incloses a note from the Foreign Office inclosing a draft of a proposed extradition treaty with the United States; also copy of the Executive Decree before referred to. 30
Mr. Chermont to Mr. Bryan Aug. 18 Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lauro S. Müller, to the United States. Expresses the gratitude of Doctor Müller for his reception in the United States. 73
238 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 27 Same subject. Remarks upon the pleasant impression produced by Doctor Müller’s visit. 73
78 Mr. Moore to Mr. Morgan. Aug. 29 Termination of Extradition Treaty of 1897 between the United States and Brazil. Acknowledges his No. 224 and points out features of the draft treaty which render it unacceptable to this Government. 35
34 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chermont Sept. 3 Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lauro S. Müller to the United States. Acknowledges his note of August 18. 74
Mr. da Gama to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 31 Proposal by Brazil of a special agreement with the United States regulating the prosecution of counterfeiters when not subject to extradition. Inquires whether the United States would be disposed to enter into such an agreement. 37
36 Mr. Bryan to Mr. da Gama Nov. 8 Same subject. The matter is covered by the Revised Penal Code of the United States, and hence an agreement is unnecessary. 38

bulgaria.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
84 Mr. Knox to Mr. Jackson. 1913. Feb. 12 Extraterritorial rights of the United States in Bulgaria. Referring to previous correspondence the Minister is instructed that as the United States possesses no capitulatory rights in respect to Bulgaria except by virtue of the Treaty of Berlin and through the operation of the most-favored-nation principle, he may announce that the United State is willing to relinquish any rights it may have under the capitulatory regime, and seek the most liberal application of the most-favored-nation treatment to all American interests. 76
207 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox. Feb. 26 Same subject. The Minister will comply with the instruction No. 84 on his next visit to Sofia. 77
107 Mr. Schurman to Mr. Bryan July l0 War between Bulgaria and Greece, Serbia, Montenegro and Roumania. The Minister describes the causes of the war and the present situation. 78
[Page XXI]306 Mr. Campbell to Mr. Bryan. 1913. Oct. 11 Judicial process issued in Bulgaria for service in the United States. The Foreign Office has forwarded to the Legation certain summonses the signature and return of which is desired by the judicial authorities. 75
318 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 23 Extraterritorial rights of the united states in Bulgaria. The Minister’s letter in pursuance of instruction No. 84 is on the files of the Foreign Office. 78
95 Mr. Moore to Mr. Campbell. Oct. 31 Judicial process issued in Bulgaria for service in the United States. There is no legal provision for the service of processes of a foreign court on a resident of the United States; instructs him to return the summonses to the Foreign Office. 75

china.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
290 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Calhoun. 1912. Oct. 4 Claims of American citizens against China. Asks what action has been taken by the commission to dispose of the claims of foreigners against China. 204
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox. Oct.29 Loan negotiations. Incloses text of the “imperial Chinese Ministry of Finance £400,000 Bond of May 24, 1911;” minutes of an interview between the American bankers’ representative and the Minister of Finance regarding the £400,000 advance on the Currency-reform loan; a request of the Minister for extension of time for repayment of said advance; the bankers’ reply granting an extension to Apr. 14, 1913; acknowledgment by the Minister. 192
671 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox. Nov.12 Political affairs. The situation seems to be improving, but nothing constructive is undertaken. More money is the imperative present need. 87
Loan negotiations. Editor’s introductory note. 143
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 30 Same subject. States reasons for halt of the negotiations. 144
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 31 Claims of American citizens against China. The Chinese Government admits the liability for damages caused to foreigners by the revolution. 204
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox. (telegram). 1913 Jan. 7 Loan negotiations. Transmits memorandum from British Foreign Office proposing internationalization of the loan. States relationship between the British, French, and Russian bankers. 145
Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. Replies to Mr. Laughlin’s Jan. 7. The department reserves its opinion until the powers directly interested have expressed themselves. 146
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram) Jan. 21 Same subject. The President of China announces that his Government must look elsewhere for the urgently needed funds if the six groups will not act. 146
Same to same (telegram). Jan. 23 Same subject. Reports that negotiations are broken off. Suggests that if this ends the consortium, the United States immediately recognize the Chinese Government. British and German bankers purpose making advances to China independently. 147
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). Jan 24 Same subject. The proposed British and German advance will not threaten the consortium; the advance would be open to participation by the other groups. 148
Mr. Herrick to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 26 Same subject. Requests instruction regarding representations as to internationalization, to which the French Government objects. 148
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 27 Same subject. All the groups have joined in a letter to the Chinese Government regarding advances. 148
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). Jan. 27 Same subject. Replies to Mr. Calhoun’s Jan. 27, instructs him to join in any definite agreement the maiority may decide on. 148
725 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox. do Indemnity payments. Detailed statement of the inter-group dispute regarding relation of indemnity payments to the loan negotiations. 202
Mr. Knox to Mr. Herrick (telegram). Jan. 28 Loan negotiations. Replies to Mr. Herrick’s Jan. 26; instructs him to join his colleagues in asking the French Government to agree to internationalization. 149
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 28 Same subject. Replies to department’s Jan. 27; states position of French Minister. 149
[Page XXII] Mr. Herrick to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Jan. 30 Same subject. Reports reasons of French Government for its position. 149
2203 Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox. Jan. 31 Same subject. Incloses British memorandum desiring the opinion of this Government as to agreeing to proposed conditions to govern future industrial loans. 150
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 4 Same subject. Reports the personnel of the Chinese appointments of advisory officers for the loan, and positions of the various Ministers in regard to nationality of advisers Requests instruction. 151
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). do Same subject. Approves the Minister’s position as to advisers, and instructs to postpone this matter if it will delay the advance of funds. 151
Mr. Knox to Mr. Cullom. Feb. 4 Political Affairs. Incloses a memorandum on the recognition of the Republican Government of China. 88
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. Feb. 5 Loan negotiations. States the British position regarding advisers and request the American opinion thereon. 151
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce. Feb. 5 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. 152
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram.) Feb. 9 Same subject. Reports further as to the status of the negotiations, which remain unchanged. 152
Mr. Knox to Mr. Herrick (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to learn the French position as to advisers. 153
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. Replies to Mr. Calhoun’s Feb. 9; advises him of correspondence with British Government; instructs him to refer to Department’s Jan. 27 and to use his discretion. 153
Mr. Knox to Mr. Herrick (identic telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to communicate to French Government the accompanying aide mémoire suggesting a compromise solution of the question of advisers. Instruction to repeat this telegram to other embassies concerned. 154
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Requests instruction in regard to advisers, in view of fresh suggestions by other ministers. 154
Mr. Herrick to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports French attitude as to advisers. 155
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. Reports German attitude as to advisers. 155
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports further interviews with other ministers. 155
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. Replies to Department’s Feb. 10; the German Government prefers to accept the original Chinese proposal; discusses the political situation, and gives his own views. 156
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to Department’s Feb. 10 The British Government inclined to agree with Department’s suggestion as to advisers. 156
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to Department’s Feb. 10. The German Government agrees to Department’s suggestion. 156
273 Mr. Herrick to Mr. Knox. Feb. 14 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Feb. 10 and incloses aide memoire from French Foreign Office proposing six advisers. 157
Mr. Guild to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to Department’s Feb. 10, giving Russia’s answer to Department’s proposal. Requests instruction as to the six-advisers proposal. 158
Mr. Knox to Mr. Guild (telegram). Feb. 17 Same subject. Instruction not to raise the question referred to in his Feb. 15. 159
Mr. Knox to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to inform the German Government that having found no support for its proposal, this Government will approve the one already accepted by the other powers, which the Chinese are willing to accept. 160
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Advises assent to the proposal of the other powers. Requests instructions. 159
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to assent to the proposal of the majority. 160
Mr. Knox to Mr. Confalonieri. Feb. 18 Same subject. Memorandum relating to proposed appointment of an Italian adviser. 161
Mr. Bakhméteff to Mr. Knox. Feb. 19 Same subject. Two memoranda relating to advisers, requesting the opinion of this Government and insisting on the inclusion of a Russian representative. 162
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun (telegram). Feb. 20 Same subject. The American group is contemplating withdrawal from the negotiations unless the contract is signed without further delay. 163
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 21 Same subject. Reports there is no hope of an early signature to the agreement; the negotiations are controlled by European politics. 163
[Page XXIII] Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). 1913. Feb. 23 Same subject. Request to ascertain the views of the British Foreign Office. 164
Mr. Knox to Mr. Leishman (telegram). do Same subject. Requests him to ascertain the views of the German Foreign Office. 164
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 24 Same subject. The British Foreign Office regard the signature of the agreement as likely to be indefinitely postponed. 164
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 25 Same subject. The German Foreign Office takes a pessimistic view of the situation. 164
Mr. Straight to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Currency loan. Incloses a letter from the American group’s London agents accompanying a memorandum of a meeting of representatives of the four groups with Dr. Vissering on Jan. 11, 1913. 195
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hilles. do Political Affairs, Letter setting forth the views of the Department on the recognition of the Republic of China. 92
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bakhméteff. Feb. 26 Loan negotiations. Aide mémoire in reply to the two memoranda of Feb. 19, reserving opinion for the present. 165
Mr. Knox to Mr. Williams. Feb. 27 Same subject. Instruction to maintain the Department’s frequently announced position and to make such suggestions as occur to him. 166
Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. The British Minister believes that his Government will not wait much longer but will cooperate with such groups as desire to participate. Asks instructions as to whether to agree to German proposals. 167
Mr. Knox to Mr. Williams (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to agree to appointment of German adviser. 167
Mr. Chang Yin Tang to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 4 Political affairs. Transmits a congratulatory message from the President of the Republic of China to the President. 93
Mr. Straight to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 5 Loan negotiations. Request of the American group of bankers to be informed of the wishes of this Government in regard to the future conduct of the loan negotiations. 167
Mr. Herrick to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 8 Same subject. States his belief that the loan should be concluded forthwith or the six-power group leaving China to borrow where she will. 168
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chang Yin Tang. do Political affairs. Transmits the reply of the President to President Yuan Shih Kai. 94
772 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 11 Same subject. Report on current political situation. 94
778 Same to same. Mar. 17 Loan negotiations. Incloses a letter dated Mar. 11 from the Minister of Finance informing this Government that the Chinese Government deplores the futility of the loan negotiations, so long drawn out, states the dilemma of China, and declares that its Government can not any longer be held responsible in regard to the consortium. 168
780 Same to Same. Mar. 18 Political affairs. Continuation of report of Mar. 11. 96
782 Same to Same. do Same subject. Observations on recognition of the Republic by the United States. 96
Mr. Adee to certain American diplomatic officers (telegram). Mar. 19 Loan negotiations. The Acting Secretary of State transmits to Paris, London, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Tokyo and Peking, the statement of the President issued to the press on Mar. 18, to the effect that: “The conditions of the loan seem to us to touch very nearly the administrative independence of China itself, and this administration does not feel that it ought, even by implication, to be a party to those conditions. … The responsibility on the part of our Government implied in the encouragement of a loan thus secured and administered is plain enough and is obnoxious to the principles upon which the Government of our people rests.” 170
Mr .Straight to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Incloses notice sent by the American group to its Peking representatives notifying them of the group’s intention to withdraw from the four-group and the six-group agreements; also calls attention to the need for adjusting the terms of repayment of advances already made. 171
Mr. Chinda to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 24 Same subject. The Japanese Ambassador refers to the President’s statement to the press of the policy of this Government and asks for a further exposition of it for his own information, including the question of recognition of the Republic. 173
792 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 25 Same subject. Refers to the President’s statement of policy in the telegram of Mar. 19; “on the whole the Chinese are greatly pleased by the action of the American Government.” 174
[Page XXIV] Mr. Adee to Mr. Wilson. Mar. 25 Same subject. The Chinese Minister called formally to express the thanks of the people of China for the just and magnanimous attitude of the President. 175
Mr. Lou Tseng Tsiang to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Political affairs. Expresses China’s desire for recognition of the Republic by the United States. 98
Mr. Adee to Mr. Tumulty. Mar. 27 Same subject. Incloses for the President a memorandum of a conversation with the Secretary of the Brazilian Embassy in relation to the recognition of the Republic. 99
Mr. Bryan to Mr. William (telegram). Mar. 28 Same subject. Instruction to say to Mr. Lou that this Government is carefully considering the question of recognizing the Republic. 100
Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. (telegram). do Same subject. Recommends immediate recognition of the Republic. 100
Mr. Adee to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Memorandum on recognition of the Republic of China. 100
Mr. Bryan to Mr. straight. do Loan negotiations. Reply to his Mar. 19. The President thinks it would be unfair to demand of China immediate payment of the advances made and suggests the propriety of assenting to China’s request for six months’ extension. 175
Mr. Straight to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 31 Same subject. Refers to the Department’s Mar. 28; the American group, in deference to the President’s wishes, is willing to assent to six months’ extension but does not feel to act independently of their former colleagues; calls the department’s attention certain features of the extension terms. 176
Same to Same. Mar. 31 Same subject. Student loans. Refers to his letter of Mar. 19, and adds a request that the department consider the matter of repayment of the two student loans. 198
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Bryan. do Political affairs. The British Government feels the necessity of concerted action in regard to the question of recognizing the Republic. 105
Mr. Miller to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Memorandum by the Division of Far Eastern Affairs of the department relating to an interview with the German Ambassador regarding concerted action as to recognition of the Republic. 105
796 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan Apr. 1 Same subject. Reports assassination of Sung Chiaojen and the political bearings thereof. Attitude o the diplomatic corps as to disposition of refugee at the international settlement. 106
Mr. Bryan to certain ambassadors at Washington. do Loan negotiations. A formal statement to the diplomatic representatives of the powers concerned in the six-power consortium of the action taken by this Government in pursuance of its publicly announced policy in regard to Chinese loans; incloses copy of that announcement and quotes the instructions of the American group of bankers to their Peking representatives. 17
Mr. Straight to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 2 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the American group’s representatives. 178
Mr. Bryan to the Diplomatic Corps. do Political affairs. Circular aide mémoire announcing the intention of the President to recognize the Government of China on Apr. 8, on the meeting o the Constituent Assembly, and inviting the cooperation of the powers 108
Same subject. Editor’s note on recognition of the Republic by Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. 109
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Straight. Apr. 3 Same subject. Student loans. Acknowledges his Mar. 31; the department will give the matter due consideration. 199
Viscount Chinda to Mr Bryan. Apr. 4 Political affairs. The Japanese Government gives its reasons for not cooperating in recognizing the republic at present. 109
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Williams (telegram). Apr. 6 Same subject. Instructions regarding recognition of the Republic. 109
Same subject. Editor’s note on attitudes of Great Britain, Denmark, Austria-Hungary, Italy, and France in regard to recognition of the Republic. 110
Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 10 Same subject. Quotes the Declaration to the World of the National Assembly of China. 111
Same subject. Editor’s note on the attitude of the Netherlands toward recognition of the Republic. 112
807 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan Apr. 11 Same subject. Reports on the opening of the National Assembly. 112
Same subject. Editor’s note on the attitude of Spain toward recognition of the Republic. 114
Mr. Dumba to Mr. Bryan. Same subject. Aide mémoire transmitting the purport of a circular telegram of the Japanese Government regarding recognition of the Republic, and requesting the opinion of this Government thereon. 114
[Page XXV] Mr. Straight to Mr. Bryan 1913. Apr. 12 Loan negotiations. Currency loan. Incloses request of. the Chinese Minister relative to sale of bonds; reply stating the position of the American group in respect to the currency loan in view of its withdrawal from Chinese loans in general; the group will not request an extension of the option but will consider a request for extension of payment on advance. 196
Same to same. Apr. 15 Same subject. Currency loan. States terms proposed by the four groups for extension of repayment of £400.000 advance. 197
814 Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox. Apr. 17 Claims of American citizens against China. Incloses report of the claims commission. 204
Message of the President. Apr. 21 Opium conference. Transmits to Congress a report from the Secretary of State regarding the status of the International Opium Convention and requesting the appropriation of $20,000 for the expenses of participation in the Second International Opium Conference in July. 215
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson. Same subject. The report mentioned above. 216
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Dumba. Apr. 26 Political affairs. Reply to the Austro-Hungarian aide mémoire (undated). 115
Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 27 Loan negotiations. The quintuple group signed on this day a loan for reorganization purposes. Certain Senators claim the Assembly’s approval is necessary and threaten to boycott the banks. 179
Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 2 Same subject, Reports delivery to President Yuan of the President’s message of recognition of the Government of China. 115
Mr. Yuan Shih Kai to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. Message of thanks for recognition of the Republic. 116
841 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. May 6 Same subject. Reports the ceremonies attending the delivery to President Yuan of the message of recognition by the United States of the. Republic of China. 116
845 Same to same. do Loan negotiations. Supplements his telegram of Apr. 27 with a description of the quintuple groups’ loan. 180
Same to same (telegram). May 9 Political affairs. Transmits messages of appreciation of the recognition of the Republic. 119
Mr. Chang Yin Tang to Mr. Bryan. May 12 Same subject. Transmits a vote oi thanks of each House of the National Assembly for the recognition oi the Republic. 120
850 Same to same. May 13 Same subject. Incloses notes from the foreign office and his replies thereto relating to resolutions oi the National Assembly thanking the United States for recognition of the Republic. 120
858 Same to same. May l6 same subject. Reports on the insurrectionary activities of Dr. Sun Yat Sen et al., and incloses Dr. Sun’s manifesto. 121
Mr. Straight to Mr. Bryan June 5 Same subject. Student loan. Refers to his letter of Mar. 31 and incloses letter from Intern’l Banking Corp regarding relation of indemnity payments and reorganization loan to the student loans. 199
Same to same. June 6 Same subject. Currency loan. Incloses correspondence relating to repayment of advances from proceeds of the reorganization loan. 183
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Williams (telegram) June 11 Claims of American citizens against China. Approves the report of the Claims Commission and instructs him to proceed with the classification of American claims. 210
929 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. July 11 Loan negotiations. Requests instructions as to the attitude to be taken by the legation toward financial transactions between American capitalists and the Chinese Government. Gives a long account of various loans and projected loans and states the legation’s problems in connection with some oi them. 183
Same to same (telegram). July 19 Political affairs. Shanghai has declared independence. 124
Mr. Fowler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Fukien has declared independence. 124
Mr. Cheshire to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Kwang Tung has declared independence. 124
936 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. July 22 Same subject. Transmits a memorandum of the Wai Chiao Pu regarding the disturbances in the South. 124
Same to same (telegram). July 24 Same subject. Reports attitude of the diplomatic corps toward China’s request for permit to search 1 foreign vessels, and kindred matters. 125
[Page XXVI] Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. 1913. July 26 Same subject. Reports attitude of diplomatic and consular corps toward harboring of insurrectionary refugees and kindred matters. 12
Mr. Bryan to Mr. William (telegram). July 28 Same subject. Mr: Williams’s views as to noninterference approved. 126
947 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. July 29 Same subject. Report on the political and military situation. 127
Same to same. Aug. 8 Same subject. Reports the success of the Government in dealing with the insurrection. 127
Message of the President. Aug. 9 Opium conference. Transmits to Congress a communication dated Aug. 7, 1913, from the Secretary of State accompanied by a report dated July 31, 1913, from the American delegates to the Second International Opium Conference. This report briefly reviews the anti-opium movement from 1906, outlines the progress made after the signing of the Opium Convention on Jan. 23, 1912, gives the reasons for calling the second conference, and presents at length the proceedings of the conference, showing that thirty-six powers have signed the convention, nine signatures still lacking. Appended to the report are reprints of three articles from the American Journal of International Law on the history of the antiopium movement. 220
Same subject. Editor’s note on the signing of the Opium Convention by various Governments. 282
970 Same to same. Aug. 13 Claims of American citizens against China. Incloses copy of a memorandum to the Foreign Office transmitting a tentative list of American claims. 211
983 Same to same. Aug. 22 Political affairs. Reports further successes of the Government in suppressing the insurrection. 127
984 Same to same do Same subject. Observations on the insurrection 128
1 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan Aug. 25 Same subject. Reports asylum given in Japan to Chinese political refugees, Dr. Sun, et al. 129
Mr. Fiedler to Mr. Heintz Leman. Aug. 27 Loan negotiations. Student loan. Informs the Department that the American group has been fully reimbursed by China for the two student loans (Chinghna College). 200
Same subject. Student loans. Editor’s notes on the Carnegie loan. 201
Same subject. Editor’s note on miscellaneous loans. 201
Mr. Loudon to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 31 Claims of American citizens against China. Asks whether the United States has reached a decision concerning a claim for the repayment of the cost of military measures taken by the United States during the rebellion in China. 211
389 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Williams. Sept. 11 Loan negotiations. Replies to Mr. Williams’s July 11, and gives him general instructions on the subject. 186
1606 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 12 Political affairs. Report on the political situation; demands of Japan for killing of Japanese subjects. 130
Mr. Moore to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 18 Claims of American citizens against China. Where governments send their military forces to foreign countries in case of domestic disturbances it is not customary to make the expense a charge against the foreign country. 212
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Williams (telegram). Sept. 18 Same subject. The United States will not present a claim for the expenses incurred for the maintenance of troops in China during the rebellion. 212
Mr. Adee to Mr. Schmolck. Sep. 20 Same subject and tenor. 212
1024 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 25 Loan negotiations. Submits his observations on the financial and political conditions in China. 187
1035 Same to same Oct. 3 Claims of American citizens against China. Reports that he has detailed Mr. Peck as the American representative on the claims commission.
Mr. Chang Kang Jen to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 6 Political affairs. Announces the election of Yuan Shih Kai as President of the Republic of China. 131
Same to same Oct. 8 Same subject. Announces the election of General Li Yuen Hung as Vice President of the Republic of China. 131
1042 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Incloses note from Foreign Office announcing recognition of the Republic by various powers. 132
Mr. Stovall to Mr. Bryan. (telegram). do Same subject. Announces recognition of the Republic by the Swiss Government. 132
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Yuan (telegram). Oct. 9 Same subject. Congratulates the President of China on his inauguration. 132
1043 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Transmits note announcing election of Li Yuan Hung as Vice President of China. 133
Oct. 10 Inaugural address of the President. Yuan Shih K’ai. 82
[Page XXVII]255 Mr. Moore to Mr. Chang. 1913. Oct. 10 Political affairs. Acknowledges his Oct. 6 and incloses copy of the President’s telegram of congratulation to President Yuan. 133
1044 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Reports formal call of the Minister for Foreign Affairs to thank this Government for the promptness of its recognition of the Republic. 134
1046 Same to same Oct. 11 Same subject. Transmits announcement by the Foreign Office of recognition of the Republic by Norway and Switzerland. 134
Mr. Yuan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Oct. 13 Same subject. Expression of gratitude for the President’s message of congratulation. 135
1052 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Report On the inauguration Of President Yuan and incloses papers relating thereto. 135
1067 Same to same. Oct. 21 Loan negotiations. Reports an interview with t he Minister of Finance on the financial straits of China; incloses tabulated statement of the investments of the various powers in China. 189
1080 Same to same. Oct. 24 Political affairs. Incloses note from the Minister of the Navy expressing appreciation of exchange of salutes of American with Chinese warships. 138
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 2 Same subject. Reports serious disorders in Hunan. 139
2001 Same to same Nov. 3 Claims of American citizens against China. Incloses a copy of his note to the Foreign Office protesting against the rule that no claims, received after Dec. 31, 1913, would be considered and copy of the Foreign Office, answer waiving this rule. 213
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 5 Political affairs. President Yuan has dissolved the Nationalist party and expelled all Nationalists from the Assembly, thus preventing a quorum and the adoption of a constitution. 139
9 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch. Dec. 3 Claims of American citizens against China. Designates Consul Williams as the American delegate on the claims commission. 214
16 Mr. Van Dyke to Mr. Bryan Dec. 10 Opium conference. Reports deposit with the Government of The Netherlands of the instrument of ratification by the United States of the opium convention. 283
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 12 Political affairs. Russia will withdraw all troops; comments thereon. 140
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Nearly all the Ministers and the Chinese regard withdrawal of troops as premature. 140
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Dec. 17 Same subject. This Government does not intend to withdraw or reduce the American Expeditionary Force in China. 140
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 19 Claims of American citizens against China. As the Chinese Government desires to pay each claim as soon as allowed, requests authority to present each American claim immediately upon its approval. 214
Mr. Moore to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Dec. 20 Same subject. Authorizes him to present each American claim as soon as approved by the Department. 215
51 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan Dec. 23 Political affairs. Transmits memorandum on the political situation. 140

colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
10 Mr. Nel Ospina to Mr. Knox. 1911. Nov. 25 Relations of the United States with Colombia. The minister of Columbia requests the negotiation of a treaty for arbitration of the questions relating to the separatist movement of the Colombian Department of Panama in 1903, direct negotiations having failed. 284
135 Mr. Du Bois to Mr. Knox. 1913. Feb. 5 Same subject. The American Minister incloses a statement outlining a conversation that he had on Jan. 25, 1913, with the Colombian Minister for Foreign Affairs, wherein he laid before the Colombian Government five suggestions for settlement of the Panama question which he had been instructed by the Department to make informally. Also incloses a copy of the memorandum that he intends, if it becomes advisable, informally to present to the Colombian Government in explanation of the five suggestions already submitted. 287
141 Same to same Feo. 28 Same subject, incloses copy oi the minutes of his informal conversation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Feb. 15, on the occasion of informally presenting the memorandum inclosed with his dispatch of Feb. 5; it shows that the negotiations terminated with this conversation. 294
[Page XXVIII]11 Mr. Betancourt to Mr. Bryan. 1913. Feb. 28 Same subject. Requests resort to arbitration. 308
The President to Congress. Mar. 1 Same subject. Submits a report to the President by the Secretary of State, reviewing the relations between the two countries. 297
5 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Betancourt. Apr. 15 Same subject. Reply to his No. 11. Can not at present discuss the matter. 309
16 Mr. Betancourt to Mr. Bryan. May 3 Same subject. The Minister of Colombia presents the views of his Government regarding the Panama controversy and requests its submission to arbitration before The Hague Tribunal. 309
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Betancourt. July 18 Same subject. Refers to the Minister’s note of May 3; this Government prefers to postpone considering arbitration in view of the prospect of renewing direct negotiations. 316
President Restrepo to the Colombian Congress. July 20 Same subject. Statement of the status of the Panama question. 317
The Minister for Foreign Affairs to the Colombian Congress. do Same subject. A memorial containing a review of recent negotiations, arguments for arbitration, and a statement of the attitude of the Colombian Government. 318
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Thomson (telegram). Sept. 29 Same subject. Instruction, by direction of the President, to offer to Colombia $20,000,000 in full settlement of all claims and differences now pending between the two Governments and between Colombia and Panama. 321
10 Mr. Thomson to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 8 Same subject. Reports execution of the instruction of Sept. 29 and incloses copy of the reply by the Foreign Office, embodying its proposal of bases for a settlement. 321
Same to same. Oct. 22 Same subject. Same purport as next below. 323
14 Same to same. Oct. 23 Same subject, Incloses a draft treaty submitted to him by the Colombian Government embodying the bases for settlement proposed in the Colombian note inclosed in Mr. Thomson’s No. 10 of Oct. 8. 323
15 Same to same. Oct. 25 Same subject. Incloses memoranda of the Foreign Office in support of its draft treaty previously submitted and forwarded to the Department with the Minister’s No. 14 of Oct. 23. 325
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Harrison (telegram). Nov. 29 Same subject. Reply to legation’s Oct. 22. Pressure of business has prevented the President from considering this question 327
Mr. Harrison to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 1 Same subject. Extra session of Congress has been extended to Dec. 5. Your Nov. 29 has been delivered to minister for foreign affairs, who hopes to receive answer before the 5th instant. 328
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Harrison (telegram). Dec. 19 Same subject. Draft treaty quoted. (Presented to foreign office Dec. 28). 328

costa rica.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Langhorne (telegram). 1913. June 14 Extradition as an act of comity. Instruction to ascertain whether the .Government of Costa Rica will grant the extradition of Waldo C. Lawson, charged by this Government with embezzlement, as an act of comity explaining that for constitutional reasons this Government can not reciprocate, in the absence of en extradition treaty, in case of a similar request being made by Costa Rica. 330
Mr. Langhorne to Mr. Bryan. June 21 Same subject. The President of Costa Rica in the absence of the minister for foreign affairs consented to the extradition. 330
Same to same (telegram). July 17 Same subject. Lawson arrested and will be deported on the 18th. 331
Same to same (telegram). July 19 Same subject. Lawson was deported on the 18th. 331
Same to same do Same subject. Upon the advice of the minister of foreign affairs, and with the consent of the President, Lawson was arrested and deported as a “pernicious foreigner” (estranjero pernicioso) on the ground that under this charge the proceeding would escape exception by the Central American Court of Justice to a grant of extradition in the absence of an extradition treaty. 331
27 Mr. Moore to Mr. Langhorne. July 24 Same subject. The attitude of Costa Rica in the matter is highly appreciated. 331
30 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Langhorne. July 31 Same subject. Approves the action of the minister. 332
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cuba.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
683 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Knox. 1911 Mar. 16 Concession for the construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. By executive decree 180 of Mar. 10, 1911, the President of Cuba granted a concession to build a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana; the concession includes a grant of land. 369
Mr Wilson to Mr. Stimson Mar. 24 Same subject. The Secretary of War is notified of the Habana bridge concession. 369
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Jackson. do Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 683, which has been copied to the Secretary of War. 369
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). 1912. Mar. 5 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. In view of information to renew the application for a concession to British capitalists, the minister is instructed to request postponement of action to allow full investigation. 381
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 6 Same subject. The President of Cuba promises to obtain postponement until the next Congress convenes. 381
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 14 Same subject. The project is now under consideration in Congress. Asks instructions. 381
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). May 14 Same subject. The Department can not approve the project as it now understands it. 382
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). May 22 Same subject. Instruction to inform the Cuban Government that as the project is now framed the department feels that it is probably an undue strain on the Treasury. 382
273 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. May 25 Same subject. Incloses responses from the President and the Secretary of State of Cuba to his informal note based on department’s May 22. 382
Mr. Innes to Mr. Knox. May 31 Same subject. States the British Government’s objections to the concession approved by the Cuban House of Representatives to the North Coast Railway Company. 383
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 4 Same subject. The Cuban Senate has approved the concession to the North Coast Co. 384
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré. (telegram). June 8 Same subject. Transmits the purport of Mr. Innes’ letter of May 31, to the effect that the North Coast Company’s project is a swindling scheme directed against the Cuban Central’s vested interests. 384
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). June 9 Same subject. Explains the relative merits of the claims to a concession made by the North Coast Railway Co. and the Cuban Central Railway Co. 384
1529 Mr. Knox to Mr. Innes. June 14 Same subject. Reply to Mr. Innes’ May 31; quotes the telegram from Mr. Beaupré dated June 9. 385
502 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Nov. 15 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. A letter from the Havana Coal Co. protests against the concession as calculated to do great harm to its property. The minister has requested the Cuban Government to defer action until the department’s wishes can be ascertained. 370
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. Nov. 27 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Incloses data relating to the contention of the Cuban Central Ry. Co. and requests their consideration and such action as the department may find just. 386
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. Nov 30 Same subject, Incloses data to add to those submitted by Mr. Bryce on Nov. 27. 387
Mr. Innes to Mr. Clark. Dec. 2 Same subject. Incloses data to be added to those submitted by Mr. Bryce and Lord Percey on Nov. 27 and Nov. 30. 387
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré. Dec. 4 Same subject. Informs him of the arguments submitted by the British Embassy on Nov. 27 and 30 Dec. 2, and instructs him to address the Cuban Government in regard thereto. 387
530 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Dec. 5 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the Cuban Government in pursuance of the department’s instruction of Dec. 4. 388
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce. Dec. 9 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of the British Embassy’s notes of Nov. 27, Nov. 30, and Dec. 2. Their substance has been transmitted to the American Minister, with instruction to investigate. 390
177 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré. Dec. 13 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Acknowledges his 502 and instructs him to make further investigation as to the land grant. 370
560 J Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Dec. 19 Cuban amnesty bill. Incloses copy of a bill passed by the House of Representatives, with summary. 354
[Page XXX] Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). 1913. Jan 6 Same subject. Instruction to present certain objections to the bill as passed. 355
585 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox Jan. 9 Same subject. Reports execution of the instruction of Jan. 6. 355
587 Same to same Jan. 10 Concession for construction of a bridge across the en trance to the port of Habana. Refers to the legation’s 502 and incloses a note from the foreign office showing that the Havana Coal Co.’s objections were taken into consideration when formulating the decree of Dec. 12, 1912, which embodied modifications in the bridge plans. 371
185 Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré. Jan. 11 Zapata swamp concession. Instruction to say to the Cuban Government that in view of amendments suggested by the concessionaire curing the defects of the concession as viewed by the department, this Government withdraws its objection to the concession, but without thereby endorsing the project as a commercial enterprise. 365
321 Mr. Knox to Mr. Rodgers do Same subject. Acknowledges the consul general’s No. 674 of Nov. 20, 1912, and No. 675 of Nov. 23, 1912, and informs him of the instruction to the minister of Jan. 11, 1913. 366
186 Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré do Naval station at Guantanamo. Calls attention to a slight error of description in the agreement with Cuba for enlargement of the station. 353
Same to same (telegram). Jan. 15 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Acknowledges the legation’s 587 and instructs him to inform the Cuban Government that the war and Navy Departments point out that even the amended bridge plans threaten seriously to congest traffic, and to make possible a military peril of moment to both Governments. 371
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 16 Same subject. The instruction of Jan. 15 has been executed. Suggests that the land grant in the concession is prejudicial to the use of the military reservation for quartering troops. 372
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. Jan. 20 Caibanén-Nuevitas railway project. The British minister at Habana has been instructed to support the petition of the Cuban Central Co. to cancel” the concession to the North Coast Co. and grant it to themselves. Requests the influence of this Government in support of. this action. 392
602 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Jan. 21 Naval station at Guantanamo. The error of description in the agreement has been corrected; incloses corrected copy. 353
605 Same to same Jan. 23 Same subject. Reports probable success of opposition in the Cuban Senate to ratification of the agreement. 353
Same to same (telegram). Jan. 25 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Quotes the reply of the foreign office, saying that as the concession was made by an act of Congress, the President cannot suspend its effect, but he will defer its execution for a reasonable period to permit investigation by this Government. 372
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Jan. 28 Same subject. Instruction to reply to the Cuban note saying that this Government’s investigation will soon be concluded as to the alleged inability of the Cuban President to suspend, the effect of the act making the concession, it would seem that the Zapata Swamp matter affords a precedent for acting as desired by this Government. 372
610 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Jan. 29 Same subject. Acknowledges department’s instruction of Jan. 28 and incloses a note that he has addressed to the foreign office embodying that instruction. Discusses the bearing of the Zapata Swamp matter on the present case. 373
612 Same to same do Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany and Great Britain. The President of Cuba has requested authority of Congress for arbitration. 341
620 Same to same. Feb. 6 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Refers to his 610 and discusses the Cuban law bearing on the subject. 374
Same to same (telegram). do Newspaper attack on the American Legation. The newspaper “Cuba” charges Mr. Beaupré and Mr. Gibson with blackmail and graft, in scurrilous and libelous articles in the issue of Feb. 5. The minister recommends that he be authorized to request Cuban Government to bring suit for criminal libel. 405
[Page XXXI] Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 6 Same subject. Reports another libelous article in the same newspaper on Feb. 6. 406
619 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copies of the libelous articles and reiterates his recommendation. 406
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 7 Same subject. Reports another libelous article m the same newspaper on Feb. 7, and other matters pertaining to the editor, Soto, who is declared by “Cuba” to be immune from prosecution, as a Congressman. 406
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to request at once of the Cuban Government immediate, active and adequate prosecution of those guilty of the scurrilous and libelous statements against the personnel of the Legation. 407
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 8 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Summarizes the report received from the War Department, which sets forth reasons why the bridge would be injurious to the interests of both Governments. Instructs him to communicate the objections to the Cuban Government. 375
193 Same to same. do Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Informs him of the British request of Jan. 20, and instructs him to point out to the Cuban Government that the seemingly well-defined attitude of Great Britain appears to require the most serious attention of the Cuban Government to the matter. 393
1749 Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce. do Same subject. Informs him of the instruction given the American minister in pursuance of the British Ambassador’s letter of Jan. 20. 393
621 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Feb. 10 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. Refers to his dispatch 619 and gives detailed report of the matter. Incloses copy of note sent to the foreign office in pursuance of the instruction of Feb. 7. 407
195 Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré. Feb. 13 Concsesion for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Refers to department’s Feb. 8 and observes that while the department is not now disposed to argue upon the question whether or not the project is now legally binding on the Cuban Government, the department finds it proper to instruct the minister to call the Cuban Government’s attention to the apparent advantages of the plan of harbor improvement projected by the Government Board in 1907. Further instructs to leave the Cuban Government in doubt as to the unalterable character of the department’s opinion that the project is inadmissibly detrimental to the vital interests of both Governments. Discusses the Zapata matter. 376
196 Same to same Feb. 14 Same subject. Acknowledges the Legation’s 620 and in reply refers to department’s Feb. 13. 377
626 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. Feb. 17 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Gives a resume of the whole matter of the Caibarien-Nuevitas concession. 393
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Feb. 18 Same subject. Instructs the minister to suspend action till further instructed, in view of a request for a hearing made by the North Coast Company. 399
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Newspaper attack on the American Legation. Reports delay of Cuban Government in instituting proceedings. Recommends formulation of the department’s views for presentation to the Cuban Government. 401
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 20 Same subject. The scurrilous press is growing bolder in the belief they have nothing to fear from this Government. 409
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes aide memoire of Feb. 20 directed by the department to the Cuban Legation, insisting on immediate and adequate action against the libelous newspaper. 409
627 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox. do Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Refers to department’s Feb. 8 and reports that in view of the British minister’s request to the Cuban Government the department’s Feb. 8 would not meet the present situation. 399
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce. Feb. 25 Same subject. Refers to department’s note of Feb. 8 and of its subsequent decision to postpone action and hear the argument of the North Coast Company, which has caused the department to conclude that this Government can not give preference to either company as against the other. 400
[Page XXXII] Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). 1913. Feb. 26 Same subject. Refers to department’s Feb. 18 After hearing the North Coast Company’s statement the department finds that the controversy is not such as to require this Government to give preference to either company as against the other Instructs the minister to disregard the instruction of Feb. 8 and inform the foreign office of the latex attitude of this Government. 400
637 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox Feb. 2 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Encloses copy o: the note sent to the foreign office in pursuance oi department’s instruction 195. Reports an interview with the Concessionaire Waddell. 377
49 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. Feb. 27 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Requests reconsideration of the department’s decision. 401
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce. Mar. 3 Same subject. In view of the British request the minister will be instructed to take up the subject with the British Legation at Habana with the aim of reaching some common understanding. 401
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré do Same subject. Instruction m accord with the reply to the British ambassador, of even date. 402
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 4 Cuban amnesty bill. Reports final form of the bill. 356
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Corrects above report. 356
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Mar. 5 Same subject. Instruction to say to the President of Cuba that this Government hopes the bill will be restricted to political offenses. 357
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 6 Same subject. Reports execution of instruction of Mar. 5, but the President of Cuba is determined to sign the bill. 357
9 Mr. Rivero to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 7 Same subject. Explains that the bill comprises no offenses against international law and does not affect the status of those that may be found guilty of attacks on members of the legation of the United States. 357
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to say to the Cuban Government that this Government is firmly convinced that the President of Cuba will upon further study decide to veto the bill; reasons given. 357
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The President of Cuba has signed the bill with full knowledge of the department’s objections. 358
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Mar. 8 Same subject, instruction to express the serious concern of this Government, which holds the Cuban Government fully responsible for any resulting injuries to American citizens in violation of their rights. 358
Mr. Rivero to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 10 Same subject. Inquires what are the objections of this Government to the bill; incloses copy. 358
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Romero. Mar. 12 Same subject. Replies to the minister’s Mar. 10, giving reasons for objection to the bill. 360
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). Mar. 12 Same subject. Informs the American minister of the reply of the department to the Cuban minister. 361
210 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré Mar. 13 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Acknowledges the legation’s 637 and instructs to keep the department informed. 379
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 14 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. The delay of the Cuban Government continues. Reiterates his recommendation of vigorous measures by the department. 409
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 14 Cuban amnesty bill. The President of Cuba has returned the bill to Congress for amendment so as to cover only political offenses. 361
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 15 Same subject. The House amended the bill and passed it. It now comprises only political and electoral crimes; speeches attacking the attitude of this Government were made during the debate. 361
653 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan. do Caiberien-Nuevitas railway project. Reviews his conferences with the British minister and states the points of difference of opinion between them. 402
654 Same to same. do Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany, and Great Britain. Bills embodying the President’s recommendation of arbitration have been introduced in both houses. Descriptions. 341
655 Same to same. Mar. 18 Same subject. Gives text of the House bill, now before the Senate. 342
[Page XXXIII]656 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan. 1913 Mar. 18 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. Incloses a letter from an attorney, A. W. Kent, expressing his doubt of the possibility of punishing those responsible for the libelous articles. The minister suggests insisting on arrest and indictment during the recess of Congress, as provided in the constitution. 410
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Cuban amnesty bill, instruction not to press objections any further. 362
657 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan do> Same subject. Elaborates his telegram of Mar. 15. 362
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 20 Same subject. The Senate has rejected the House bill. 363
727 Mr. Rodgers to Mr. Bryan. do Zapata swamp concession, Informs him of the transfer of the concession to an American corporation that will at once proceed to make surveys and begin reclamation work. 367
664 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan Mar. 22 Same subject. Incloses copy of a presidential decree reviving the decree of June 18, 1912, by which the concession had been granted, but with stipulated interpretation thereof in accordance with the suggestions of the department. 368
662 Same to same do Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Submits his opinion that the renewed contention of the British minister offers no fresh argument and is taken up with legal technicalities. 403
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 27 Cuban amnesty bill. Congress has adjourned. New Congress to convene on Apr. 6. 363
Same to same (telegram). do Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany, and Great Britain. The Senate has approved the House bill quoted in the minister’s Mar. 18. 342
Same to same (telegram). do Naval station at Guantanamo. Congress adjourned without acting on the Guantanamo matter. Will convene again Apr. 6. 354
Same subject. Note relative to expiration of Guantanamo treaty, by limitation, on June 27, 1913. 354
Mr Bryce to Mr. Knox. Mar. 31 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Forwards a copy of the British minister’s report (referred to by Mr. Beaupré in his Mar. 22) for the department’s consideration. 404
215 Mr. Adee to Mr. Beaupré. Apr. 4 Zapata swamp concession acknowledges his No. 664 of Mar. 22, and incloses copy of a letter to the concessionaire making it clear that this Government does not indorse the project as a commercial enterprise. 368
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 1 Cuban amnesty bill. The House has passed a new bill. Its provisions are given. 363
Mr. Moore to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). do Same subject. Inquires difference between the new bill and the one before the last Congress. 363
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The bill differs from the old one only as stated in the minister’s last telegram. 363
223 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré. May 8 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. It appears from Mr. Beaupré’s Mar. 22, and from Mr. Bryce’s Mar. 31 that the contentions urged by the British Government are of a legal nature, which this Government does not feel called on to discuss with the Cuban Government. 404
Same to same (telegram). May 14 Inauguration of President Menocal. The minister is informed of the personnel of the special mission appointed to attend the inaugural ceremonies. 333
Mr. Moore to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). May 15 Same subject. Instructs him that the legation staff is attached to the special mission. 333
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Mr. Gibson will meet the special mission at Key West. 333
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). May 17 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany, and Great Britain. Instructs to say that this Government cordially approves the measures pending in the Cuban Congress designed to create boards for arbitration of claims of European citizens against Cuba. 343
19 Mr. de la Vega to Mr. Moore May 20 Inauguration of President Menocal. Notification of the inauguration of President Menocal and Vice President Varona. 334
Mr. Bell to Mr. Bryan. May 23 Same subject. The secretary of the special mission reports the order of inaugural ceremonies; addresses by the special mission to the retiring and the incoming Presidents and their replies; greetings of the President of the United States and other formalities. 334
[Page XXXIV] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bryce. 1913. May 24 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. It appears from the British ambassador’s Mar. 31 and the American minister’s Mar. 22 that the British contentions are of a legal nature, which this Government does not feel called on to discuss with Cuba. 405
Mr. Moore to Mr. Daniels. May 27 Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedication of the National Maine Monument in New York City. Informs him of steps taken to receive the Cuban delegation. 414
Cuban Legation to the Department. May 28 Same subject. Memorandum of personnel of the Cuban delegation, date of its arrival, etc. 415
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 31 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany, and Great Britain. The Senate has passed the bill authorizing the President to conclude an agreement to arbitrate prima facie French, German, and British claims. 343
Mr. Torriente to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 3 Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedication of the National Maine Monument in New York City. Expresses the gratitude of the Cuban Government for the cordial reception of the delegation. 415
22 Mr. de la Vega to Mr. Bryan June 3 Inauguration of President Menocal. Transmits President Menocal’s autograph letter of May 20 to the President, announcing his inauguration. 340
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). June 5 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany, and Great Britain. Instruction to say to the President of Cuba that the department’s May 17 connotes no insistence on immediate action. 343
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 6 Same subject. The President of Cuba is pleased with the department’s attitude as expressed in its June 5. The Cuban secretary of state has addressed the French minister in terms in harmony with the department’s views, promising to state his Government’s views in full at an early date. 343
Mr. Romero to Mr. Bryan. (Not dated.) Same subject. A long memorandum setting forth Cuba’s position on the subject 344
231 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré. June 11 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Instructs that the Department has not made any claim under the Platt Amendment; states the Department’s attitude and instructs to reiterate this Government’s objections in case the bridge project should come up again. 379
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 16 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. The editor, Soto, responsible for the libelous articles, has made public retraction of his charges. The Minister requests that he be instructed not to press the matter further. 412
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré (telegram). June 19 Same subject. In view of the Minister’s telegram of June 16, he is instructed not to press the matter further at present. 412
238 Same to same do Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedication of the National Maine Monument in New York City. Incloses the Department’s reply to Mr. Torriente’s letter, with instruction to deliver it. 415
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 23 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. The President of Cuba will soon recommend to Congress the repeal of the law granting the concession. 380
239 Mr. Moore to Mr. Beaupré do Inauguration of President Menocal. Incloses the President’s autograph letter of June 18 acknowledging that of President Menocal of May 20, transmitted on June 3. 340
719 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan June 27 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. Incloses copy of “Cuba” printing retraction of its charges. 412
722 Mr. Gibson to Mr. Bryan. June 30 Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedication of the National Maine Monument in New York City. Acknowledges the Department’s 238 and reports delivery of the inclosure. 416
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Romero. July 12 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of France, Germany, and Great Britain. Reply to the undated memorandum of the Cuban Minister. 347
Mr. Sanguily to the European ministers. Aug. 18 Same subject. A long note setting forth the position of the Cuban Government. 348
Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 19 Cuban amnesty bill. A compromise measure has been reported by a joint committee. Provisions given. 304
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gonzales (telegram). Nov. 21 Same subject. Instruction to reiterate this Government’s objections, as the bill appears to have the same scope as the preceding one. 364
[Page XXXV]43 Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan. 1913. Nov. 25 Same subject. Incloses text of pending bill, which will probably not be enacted. 364
21 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gonzales. Dec. 1 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. Instructs him to withdraw this Government’s objection to the project, in views of the changes that have been made in the bridge plans. 380
25 Same to same Dec. 8 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. Transmits correspondence with the American Legation at Madrid showing the Spanish law relating to immunity of Congressmen. Instructs to invite the Cuban Government’s attention thereto when occasion offers. 413
Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 18 Cuban amnesty bill. The President of Cuba has vetoed the bill. 365
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 20 Same subject. Gives the President’s reasons for his veto 365
52 Same to same Dec. 22 Concession for construction of a bridge across the entrance to the port of Habana. In reply to the Legation’s note embodying the instruction of Dec. 1, the Cuban Government says that it will nevertheless allow the annulment of the concession to stand. 380

dominican republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1912. Sept. 27 Financial affairs. The Dominican Government has applied to the National Bank of Santo Domingo for a loan, subject to approval by the United States. 456
Mr. Oliver to Mr. Knox Dec. 11 Same subject. Informs him of report from the Deputy Receiver General of Dominican customs of the terms of a bill introduced in the Dominican Congress authorizing a loan of $1,500,000. 456
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports enactment of the loan bill, and views of the Dominican President as to the limitations of approval by the United States. 457
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. Instruction to inform the Dominican President of this Government’s approval in principle of making the loan and its authorization of preliminary advances not exceeding $300,000, etc. This Government can not, however, approve the contract until it has examined it in full, nor approve advances to a government it has not recognized. Instructs to send details of the contract. 457
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The Dominican Government inquires whether or not the public works bonds could be used as security. 458
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Russell (telegram). Dec. 24 Same subject. Legal objections prevent diversion of public works funds to the contemplated loan. This loan can probably be effected with local bankers. 458
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 28 Same subject. Local bankers not interested in proposed loan at the required rate of interest. The Royal Bank of Canada makes a proposal. Suggestions by the minister as to certain stipulations. 458
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Dec. 31 Same subject. The Department hopes to cable soon a form of contract now in preparation. 458
Gen. McIntyre to Mr. Knox. 1913. Jan. 4 Same subject. Approves form of contract between the Dominican Republic and the National City Bank of New York; text given. 459
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Jan. 7 Same subject. Transmits contract form approved by Gen. Mclntyre. By transmitting it the Department does not indicate that it should be given preference. Instruction so to inform the Dominican Government. 460
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 15 Political affairs. The Dominican President, Archbishop Nouel, expresses himself as despondent over the probability of his success in attempting to secure good government unless the United States take an active part in controlling elections, and requests the minister to obtain from the department a statement for publication in regard to the necessity for such a step if the disorders of the past tend to recur, as now seems likely. 418
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Jan. 22 Same subject. Makes statement requested by the Dominican President. Instructs the minister in connection therewith. 419
[Page XXXVI] Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Jan. 22 Financial affairs. The National City Bank’s proposal has been accepted on the same terms as transmitted by the Department Jan. 7, except 97£ instead of96i. 460
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 24 Political affairs. Quotes response of the Dominican President to the statement made by the Department 420
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Jan. 30 Financial affairs. The National Bank of Santo Domingo offers objections to the National City Bank of New York contract, which will be studied and settled as soon as possible. 460
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Knox. Jan. 31 Arbitration of the boundary dispute with Haiti. Incloses draft protocol proposing to Haiti contractually to accept the provisional line adopted Sept. 24, 1912, by the United States, pending arbitral decision. The minister asserts, however, that such provisional acceptance does not imply renunciation of claims previously 467
Mr. Jarvis to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 7 Financial affairs. The chairman of the National Bank of Santo Domingo sets forth the objections of the bank to the proposed contract with the National City Bank of New York. 461
Mr. Oliver to Mr. Knox Feb. 10 Arbitration of the boundary dispute with Haiti. Informs him of the War Department’s opinion concerning the boundary line, based on the Moya map. 468
Mr. Knox to Mr. Peynado. Feb. 11 Same subject. Acknowledges his Jan. 31, 1913. 468
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). do The American minister as an arbitrator of a French claim. The minister requests permission to act as one of three arbitrators of a claim for damages preferred against the Dominican Government by a French citizen 470
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jarvis (telegram). Feb. 12 Financial affairs. Reply to the foregoing. This Government finds no ground justifying it in interfering in the matter of awarding the contract, as both proposals seem within the legal requirements. 461
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). do Same subject. Instructions regarding details of information required by the Department. 461
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. Transmits text of proposed contract clauses that do not appear in the form sent by the department. 462
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Feb. 14 The American minister as an arbitrator of a French claim. The department permits him so to act, if he is disposed to do so without compensation. 470
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 18 Financial affairs. Urges haste in approval of loan contract. 463
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Feb. 19 Same subject. Instruction that department consents to certain advances; informs him of reply of department to National Bank of Santo Domingo. Inquires as to meaning of legation’s Feb. 13. Instructs to cable text of preamble. 463
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 21 Same subject. The Dominican Government has ratified the contract with the National City Bank of New York. Transmits text of preamble. 463
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 23 Same subject. The loan contract was signed Feb. 22 and awaits the minister’s endorsement. Asks for instructions. 464
Same to same Feb. 24 Same subject. Same purport as the preceding 464
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell (telegram). Feb. 26 Same subject. Refers to the minister’s Feb. 23 and suggests an alteration in the contract. Refers to his Feb. 21 and Feb. 24, and instructs the minister as to the procedure and wording to be followed in approving the contract. 464
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 27 Same subject. Quotes certain modifications to be made in the loan notes. Instructs to proceed as instructed Feb. 26, after modifications have been made. 465
Mr. Knox to Mr. Peynardo do Arbitration of boundary dispute with Haiti. Informs him of the War Department’s opinion in regard to the boundary line. 464
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 28 Political affairs. Reports convening of Congress and presentation of the President’s message. 420
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 6 Financial affairs. Reports exchange of notes in relation to the loan contract on Mar. 1. 466
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrison. Mar. 10 Same subject. Informs the Secretary of War of the conclusion of the loan contract and requests that the receiver general of Dominican customs be notified. 466
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 14 Political affairs President Nouel will resign at an early date. Requests the presence of at least 1 gunboat. 420
[Page XXXVII] Mr. Russell to Mr. Bryan 1913. Mar. 15 Message of President Nouel to Congress. Transmits the message of Provisional President Nouel to the Congress. Feb. 27. 1913. 417
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 19 Political affairs. A second gunboat is desirable at an early date in view of possible revolution upon the resignation of the President. 420
Mr. Adee to Mr. Curtis (telegram). Mar. 20 Same subject. Instruction to deliver to the Dominican President the message, quoted, from the President, urging him not to resign. 421
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 24 Same subject. Reports delivery of the President’s message to the Dominican President. The Dominican Government urges the presence of a large American war ship. 421
Archbishop Nouel to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Mar. 24 Same subject. Acknowledges with thanks the President’s communication, but ill health demands the Dominican President’s resignation. 421
Mr. Adee to Mr. Curtis (telegram). do Same subject. The Algonquin will proceed to Dominican waters to. establish radio communication with the Wheeling. 422
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 26 Same subject. Algonquin has established radio communication with the Wheeling. The consul at Puerto Plata has been requested to inform the commander of the Algonquin in case telegraph line across the island is cut. 422
513 Mr. Ménos to Mr. Doyle Mar. 28 Arbitration of boundary dispute with Haiti. Incloses draft protocol addressed Mar. 28, 1913, to the Dominican plenipotentiary. 469
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram) Mar. 31 Political affairs. President Nouel resigned today. 422
Mr. Hathaway to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 1 Same subject. Reports evidence of revolutionary preparations. 422
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 6 Same subject. General Bordas was chosen Dominican President by the Senate at first reading. Apr. 5. 422
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 7 Same subject. Report revolutionary acts 423
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 9 Same subject. Bordas chosen by Senate on second reading. 423
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 11 Same subject. Bordas chosen by Senate at third reading. Rejected by House. 423
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 12 Same subject. Bordas chosen by House on second and third readings. 423
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 14 Same subject. President Bordas inaugurated today 423
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan June 6 Same subject. Encloses autograph letter of President Bordas to the President, announcing his inauguration. 423
Mr. Cernuda to Mr. Bryan. July 1 Arbitration of boundary dispute with Haiti. Sends him copies of a map recently published by order of the Dominican Government showing the provisional boundary line adopted by the United States Sept. 24. 1912. 469
147 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Curtis July 8 Political affairs. Encloses letter from the President to President Bordas acknowledging his autograph letter. 424
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 2 Same subject. Governor Céspedes at Puerto Plata has organized a separate government with himself as president. Government troops are marching against him 424
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hathaway (telegram). Sept. 4 Same subject. Instruction to cooperate with Commander Long of the Des Moines to protect life and property during Puerto Plata revolution. 424
Mr. Esteva to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Governor Céspedes has issued a manifesto declaring Puerto Plata severed from the central Government. 424
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Curtis (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to communicate to revolutionists the profound displeasure of the United States. 425
Mr. Esteva to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 6 Same subject. Dominican gunboats are shelling Puerto Plata. 425
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Hathaway (telegram). do Same subject. The Seminole may call at Puerto Plata, having sailed before announcement of the closure of that port. Instruction regard thereto. 425
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan. Sept. 9 Same subject. Instructions to the new American minister. 425
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Hathaway (telegram). Sept. 10 Same subject. Instruction in regard to Puerto Plata conditions. 426
Mr. Esteva to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 12 same subject. department’s instruction to Mr. Hathaway has been complied with. 427
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Holaday (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to the consul at Santiago de Cuba to deliver to Mr. Sullivan certain quoted instructions in regard to the Puerto Plata revolutionists. 427
[Page XXXVIII] Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Sept. 16 Same subject. Reports his measures while at Monte Cristi. 427
Mr. Esteva to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reports engagements at Navarrete and Las Lagunas. 428
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 18 Same subject. Notifies him of the closure of the ports of Puerto Plata, Samaná, and Sanchez on Sept. 4. 428
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 19 Same subject. The minister and Commander Long have conferred with the revolutionists and induced them to abandon resort to violence on the promise of no reprisals; Cespedes to remain governor; an honest ballot and free election. 428
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan. Sept 20 Same subject. Explanation in regard to the blockade involving the Seminole. 428
Same to same do Same subject. Same purport. 429
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 22 Same subject. The Dominican Government consents to parley with revolutionists on the bases reported in the minister’s Sept. 19. Remarks regarding the blockade. 430
(Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Requests authority to insist on opening of all ports on account of closure’s effect on customs receipts. 430
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Sept. 25 Same subject. The department believes the blockade should be preserved; reasons given. Objects to the feature of agreement with revolutionists retaining Cespedes as governor. Advises change of military commanders at certain points; instructs to insist on no reprisals, and full guaranties to revolutionists. 430
81 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Peynado Sept. 26 Same subject. This Government will respect the blockade of Puerto Plata, Sanchez, and Samaná, and will assist in preserving it. 431
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 27 Same subject. Revolutionists accede to agreement amended to supplant Governor Cespedes. 431
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Sept. 30 Same subject. The department suggests a written agreement with the revolutionists, witnessed by representative of this Government. 431
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 2 Same subject. Reports delivery to both contending parties of the basis suggested for an agreement. Inquiries whether or not the agreement may be regarded as a treaty. 432
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). 1 Oct. 4 Same subject. The agreement should not be construed as a treaty. Further instructions. Approval of course taken by the minister. 432
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 6 Same subject. The revolutionists yield, and will rely on the American promise to insist on free elections. Gives further details. 432
Mr. Moore to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Oct. 8 Same subject. The department assumes immediate delivery of arms by the revolutionists. Requests full statement of terms of agreement. 433
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 10 Same subject. The revolutionists repudiate the agreement negotiated by their fully empowered representatives. The minister requests instruction to take the most drastic measures. 433
Same to same (telegram). Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Same subject. Gives terms of the agreement. 433
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Oct. 13 Same subject. Instructs to insist on resort to constitutional methods and to let the revolutionists know that this Government will exert its full power against them. 434
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan Oct. 15 Same subject. The blockade and closure of the ports of Samaná and Sánchez has been ended. 434
Mr. Hathaway to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 16 Same subject. The revolutionists have accepted and signed the peace agreement. 434
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 25 Same subject. The blockade and closure of the port of Puertoplata has been ended. 435
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 13 Same subject. The situation has become tense because of the approaching elections. Suggests retention of the vessels. 435
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Nov. 21 Same subject. Instruction to cable his views as to method of procedure in regard to the elections. 435
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 22 Same subject. Gives his suggestions as to method of procedure of this Government in regard to the elections. 435
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Nov. 24 7 p.m. Same subject. Instruction to submit to the Dominican Government the department’s suggestions in relation to conduct of elections; text given. 436
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Same subject. The Nashville will return to Dominican waters about Dec. 10, in time for elections. 437
J Same to same (telegram) Nov. 28 Same subject. Inquires the Minister’s views in regard to certain details of this Government’s plan for observing the elections. i 437
[Page XXXIX] Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Nov.30 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. 437
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Dec. 2 Same subject. The Minister’s suggestion of non-interfering observation of elections is approved. Three representatives of the department for this purpose will be sent from Washington. Further preparations described. 438
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 2, noon. Same subject. The Dominican Government has arrested certain leaders of the opposition. The Minister urges immediate sending of additional vessel. 438
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 2, 10 p.m. Same subject. Reports armed conflict between the authorities and the opposition. Recommends warning that the revenues will be shut off if coercive measures are. used to carry the election. 438
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 3 1 Same subject. Department’s Dec. 2, has had a good effect. Requests about 30 agents to observe the elections in the several precincts. 439
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 4 Same subject. Reports an orderly opposition mass meeting without Government interference. 439
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). do Same subject. Further instructions m regard to method of procedure in observing the elections. 439
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 5 Same subject. Reports decision of the Dominican Government arrived at after a cabinet meeting; gives attitude of the Government toward the department’s plan of observation of elections; it will not officially recognize the American observes. 440
Mr. Bryan to Messrs. Gibson, Sterling and Stabler. Dec. 6 Same subject. Instruction to proceed to Santo Domingo and place themselves under the direction of the minister. 441
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Informs the department of his Government’s objection to the presence of American observers. 441
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 7 Same subject. The Dominican Government’s attempt to create popular hostility to the American observers has failed. Requests permission to publish certain of the department’s telegrams. 443
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to inform President Bordas of the unofficial character of the observers and the reasons of this Government for sending them. 443
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Peynado Dec. 8 Same subject. Reply to his Dec. 6. 443
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Reiterates his statement of Dec. 6 and adds further reasons for resenting the attitude of this Government. 444
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Peynado Dec. 9 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. 445
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject The Dominican Government raises no objection to the presence of the American observers though not in favor of it. 446
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Dec. 10 Same subject. Instructs him to take charge of the department’s representatives who will observe the elections. 446
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 13 Same subject. The agents have departed for their posts; the three delegates of the department will remain at Santo Domingo. 447
Same to same (telegram) Dec 15 Same subject. The agents before their departure, and the delegates, were courteously received by the President. The first day’s polling apparently peaceful. 447
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Same subject. Government coercive action has resulted at Santo Domingo in friction and refusal of opposition to vote. Elsewhere returns indicate orderly elections. 447
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 17 Same subject. To cure friction caused by Government’s arrest at Santo Domingo of opposition leaders, the Minister has prevailed on President Bordas to take certain steps to prevent disorder and secure full popular expression at the polls. 447
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. Instruction to urge Dominican Government to avoid criticism by calling special elections in all disaffected precincts. 448
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. In harmony with the Minister’s request, President Bordas will call a special session of Congress Jan. 4, 1914, to consider election contests. Recommends immediate consideration of the Dominican financial situation. 448
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 19 Same subject. The department’s delegates sail to-day. 448
Messrs. Gibson, Sterling and Stabler to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 20 Same subject. Report of their action as observers of the elections, and of Dominican conditions. 449
[Page XL]40 Mr Sullivan to Mr. Bryan 1913. Dec. 23 Same subject. Report on elections, including report of the chief of the 29 agents. 453
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 28 Same subject. Federico Velásquez arrested as participant in a plot to overthrow the Government. The Minister has asked that he be tried. The country is tranquil, but financial affairs are in bad condition. 456

ecuador.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Janes. 1912. Dec. 14 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. Incloses appointment as arbitrator and other papers. 473
Mr. Bingnam to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The departure of Mr. Janes has been requested by Ecuador, pending transmission of a note from the foreign office. 474
Mr. Knox to Mr. Binghan (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Instruction to explain to the Government that it is too late to defer departure of Mr. Janes. 474
170 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Reports an interview with the Minister for foreign affairs and incloses the note from the foreign office referred to in his telegram of Dec. 14, No. 118 of Dec. 12. 474
174 Same to same. 1913. Jan. 6 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Reports that Col. Gorgas and other members of the American Sanitary Commission sailed for Panama Dec. 24, 1912. 505
President Taft to President Plaza. Jan. 10 Recognition of President Plaza. Response to President Plaza’s announcement of his assumption of the presidency. 471
175 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Knox Jan. 16 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co., claims arbitration proceedings. Reports arrival of Mr. Janes. 477
62 Mr. Knox tn Mr. Bingham Jan. 21 Same subject. Acknowledges his 170. 477
187 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Knox Feb. 19 Same subject. Incloses notes 202 and 212 from the Foreign Office, and the Legation’s 150, touching details of arrangements for a meeting of the arbitrators 477
189 Same to same Feb. 22 Same subject. Incloses his No. 151 to the Foreign Office concerning the scope of the powers of the arbitrators. 479
193 Same to same Feb. 28 Same subject. Incloses Foreign Office note No. 230, in answer to Legation’s 151; it assumes that the Legation’s 151 is a reply to the Foreign Office note No. 118 of Dec. 12. 480
Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox. Mar. 1 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Transmits the report of Col. W. C. Gorgas in regard to sanitary conditions in Guayaquil. 505
Mr. Janes to Mr. Bryan Mar. 5 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. Refers to department’s No. 62 of Jan. 21, and reports upon the arbitration situation. 480
195 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Bryan Mar. 6 Same subject. Reports information as to the instructions given the new Ecuadorean Minister to the United States, Dr. Córdova, including a possible request for the recall of Mr. Janes. 483
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 8 Same subject. Report on the status of arbitration matters. Ecuador evidently intends to make the Arbitral Tribunal subject to control by Ecuadorean courts. 483
Same to same Mar. 11 Same subject. Incloses a letter from Mr. Janes reporting a request by a local judge that the Arbitrator qualify before him. Mr. Janes refused and replied that the question of jurisdiction was now in diplomatic channels and would be taken up with the Foreign Office. 484
197 Same to same Mar. 17 Same subject. Incloses note No. 249 from the Foreign Office and Legation’s reply, No. 159 relating to the contention of Ecuador for the jurisdiction of local courts over the Arbitral Tribunal. 485
200 Same to same Apr. 3 Same subject. Incloses correspondence between the American Arbitrator, the local judge and the Minister of the Interior, as to local jurisdiction and the character of the Arbitral Tribunal. 486
69 Mr. Adee to Mr. Bingham. Apr. 5 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Incloses a letter from Col. Gorgas to the President of Ecuador relating to accounts of the American Sanitary Commission, and check for unused balance of funds. The minister is instructed to present the accounts and check personally to the President, with a suggestion that the matter be made public, including the fact that more than half of the appropriation for the Commission’s expenses had been returned. 506
[Page XLI]202 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Bryan. 1913. Apr. 8 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co., claims arbitration proceedings. Incloses further correspondence, as in his No. 200 of Apr. 3. 491
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 9 Same subject. Refers to his telegram of Mar. 8. Arbitration matters have come to a standstill; reports the conflicting views of the parties in regard to jurisdiction of local courts. Requests instruction. 492
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 14 Same subject. Refers to his No. 195 of Mar. 5. The minister hears that the minister of Ecuador has requested the recall of Mr. Janes. Mr. Bingham regards this as unwarranted and seriously undesirable. 493
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 18 Same subject. Transmits the resignation of Mr. Janes. 494
315 Mr. Wither to Mr. Bryan. May 8 Same subject. Acceptance by Ecuador of Judge A. L. Miller as American arbitrator vice Mr. Janes. 494
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 24 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Urges strong representations to the Government of Ecuador in behalf of American firms who may compete for the sanitation loan and contract. 507
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Schuyler (telegram). June 26 Same subject. Instruction to use his best efforts to secure opportunity for Americans to obtain the contract. In view of Ecuador’s invitation to the Isthmian Canal Commission to report on the matter, Americans should not be excluded from bidding. 507
327 Mr. Wither to Mr. Bryan. do Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. It is clearly understood by the Government of Ecuador that the finding of the American and Ecuadorean arbitrators will be considered by Ecuador as final. 494
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 1 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Americans will be given opportunity to secure contract. Mac Arthur Bros, is the only American firm competing. States on question as to bonds still unsettled. 507
15 Same to same July 19 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the Guayaquil committee, showing discrimination against Americans; the minister has protested; urges strong representations. 508
3 Mr. Moore to Mr. Schuyler July 21 Slavery of Indians in the Province of Oriente. Incloses a note of July 5 from the British Embassy regarding labor conditions in certain parts of Ecuador. Instructs to inform the department thereon and give his views as to the advisability of cooperating with the British Government in addressing Ecuador. 521
85 Mr. Moore to Sir Cecil Spring Rice. do Same subject. Acknowledges his July 5 and informs him of its transmittal to the American minister. 522
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 31 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Suggests that Mac Arthur Bros, immediately send a representative with full powers. It is the only American house interested. 509
Same to same (telegram). Aug. 6 Same subject. Reports that although the Mac-Arthur bid is the best, it is not being considered, as the firm is American. 509
Mr. Córdova to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 8 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. The Government of Ecuador considers unnecessary any protocol previous to organization of the arbitral tribunal; reasons given; desires that the American arbitrator go to Quito as soon as possible; states that the tribunal will be held independent of every authority of Ecuador or the United States; and that the arbitrators are amiables compositeurs, competent to render a final decision. 495
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Schuyler (telegram). Aug. 13 Same subject. Transmits the substance of Mr. Córdova’s note of Aug. 8; instructs him to inform the foreign office thereof. 496
19 Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan do Message of the President. Transmits copy of President Plaza’s message to the Ecuadorean Congress. 471
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Schuyler (telegram). Aug. 14 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Approves the course of the minister as reported in his July 19. Instruction to report present status of bids. Inquires concerning specifications and other matters. 509
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Aug. 18 Same subject. Response to the foregoing. The foreign office, replying to his protest, says nothing will be done until return from Europe of the Government’s special commissioner. 510
[Page XLII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Córdova 1913. Aug. 27 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. Refers to Mr. Córdova’s note of Aug. 8 and states that the President of Ecuador declines to respond to the presentation of the purport thereof until he hears from Mr. Córdova; requests him to confirm to the President the note of Aug. 8 to the department; summary of the points thereof. 497
26 Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 30 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Transmits correspondence with Ecuadorean officials. The outlook for American bidder is worse. The London firm of J. G. White & Co. is bidding. 510
25 Same to same do Slavery of Indians in the Province of Oriente. Acknowledges department’s No. 3 of July 21, and replies thereto, with suggestion of cooperation with the British Government. 522
10 Mr. Osborne to Mr. Schuyler. Sept. 8 Same subject. Incloses a note of Aug. 12 from the British Embassy relating to the alleged traffic at Iquitos in slaves. 523
31 Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 14 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. Incloses a note dated Sept. 12, from the foreign office relating to Mr. Córdova’s note of Aug. 8 to the department, which the foreign office confirms. 498
Sept. 27 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Historical summary of the subject prepared in the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the department. 512
1 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman. Sept. 29 Slavery of Indians in the Province of Oriente. Acknowledges Mr. Schuyler’s No. 25 of Aug. 30, and instructs to confer with the British Legation on the matter. 524
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Oct. 13 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Instruction to inquire of the President of Ecuador whether he still wishes to secure the assistance of the Isthmian Canal Commission in accordance with the report of Col. Gorgas. This inquiry is made in the interests of both Governments in view of this Government’s concern for the health of the Isthmus. 517
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 17 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. The President of Ecuador says that a representative of J. G. White & Co. has sailed from London to close the contract with Ecuador; that if the United States will assist in having a receiver appointed for the Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co., he will have inserted in the White Co., contract a provision requiring the sanitation work to be done under the supervision of Col. Gorgas. The President declares that the unfriendliness to the United States is caused by the conduct of the railway company, and consent to a receivership would remove all resentment. 517
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman. (telegram). Oct. 22 Same subject. Instruction to state to the President of Ecuador the regret of this Government that he should attempt to connect the railway case with the sanitation contract, and to present the argument in favor of Ecuador’s friendly cooperation with this Government, in the sense of the instruction. MacArthur Bros, will bid if assured of reasonable treatment. 517
Mr. Cordova to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 28 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. Informs him that the Congress of Ecuador has empowered the President to accept as unappealable the award to be made by the Arbitral Tribunal. Requests that the department instruct the American arbitrator to proceed to his duties. 493
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Congress of Ecuador has authorized the President to enter into an agreement with the railway company specifying the questions to be considered by the Arbitral Tribunal, which agreement will stipulate that the arbitral award shall he final. 499
Mr. Moore to Mr. Córdova. Oct. 30 Same subject. Acknowledges his telegram of Oct. 28. Judge Miller, American arbitrator, will be requested to proceed at once to Ecuador. 499
Mr. Moore to Mr. Miller. do Same subject. Incloses copy of the note of Sept. 12 from the foreign office (inclosed in Mr. Schuyler’s Sept. 14); requests to be informed of the date of departure of the arbitrator for Ecuador. 500
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 7 Same subject. Inquires concerning a preliminary agreement of submission of the questions to be arbitrated. 500
[Page XLIII] Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Nov. 7 Sanitation of Guayaquil. Reply to department’s Oct. 22. The contract will probably be given to J. G. White & Co. States his argument to the President in executing department’s instruction. Suggests that, he confer with agent of White, & Co. 518
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman. (telegram). Nov. 8 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co., claims arbitration proceedings. The American arbitrator will sail for Ecuador on Nov. 29. Instruction so to advise the foreign office and to inquire if Ecuador will be ready to proceed upon Judge Miller’s arrival. 501
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 11 Same subject. The memorandum referred to in Mr. Hartman’s Nov. 7 will be sent by next mail. 501
13 Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 13 Slavery of Indians in the Province of Oriente. Refers to department’s Nos. 3 and 10 to Mr. Schuyler and No. 1. to himself, and reports on conditions as ascertained from various sources. Suggests that the secretary of the legation make a trip of investigation. Requests instructions. 524
5 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman. Nov. 14 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. Incloses copy of the note of agreement referred to in Mr. Hartman’s Nov. 7 and department’s Nov. 11. This agreement is dated July 1, 1913, and although not formally signed, embodies the views concurred in by all the interested parties. 501
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 17 Same subject. Ecuador will be ready to proceed when the American arbitrator arrives. 504
Same; to same (telegram) do Sanitation of Guayaquil. Reports conferring with agent of White & Co., who says Engineer Williamson, formerly with the Isthmian Canal Commission, will be in charge of the work. 519
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Nov. 19 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. claims arbitration proceedings. The American arbitrator will sail on Nov. 29. Instruction to; arrange with the Government for a special train to Quito. 504
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 21 Same subject. The Government will furnish a special train. The minister has expressed thanks therefor. 504
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Bryan Dec. 3 Slavery of Indians in the Province of Oriente. Refers to the British Ambassador’s note of July 5 and the Department’s reply of July 21. Inquires whether the Department has received any report from, the American Legation. 527
Mr. Goding to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 10 Sanitation of Guayaquil. The American Consul General at Guayaquil summarizes the White & Co. contract with Ecuador for the sanitation work. 519
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan Dec. 14 Same subject. Reports signing of the White & Co. contract. 521
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 15 Revolution at Esmeraldas. Requests sending of the transport Buffalo from Corinto to Esmeraldas. 472
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The foreign office admits serious conditions 472
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Same subject. Bombardment threatened. Renews request for the Buffalo. 472
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. Instruction to call the Government’s attention to the President’s statement of policy; to ascertain what the United States can do to support the constitutional government; to learn the causes of the revolution; and to promise any proper aid this Government can render. Cites the success of the good offices of the United States in Santo Domingo. 473
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan, (telegram). Dec. 24 Same subject. Upon complying with Department’s instructions of Dec. 18, the foreign office replied that the Government would not parley with the revolutionists and was confident of soon suppressing them. Gives probable causes of the revolution, which seem insusceptible of compromise. 473

france.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1912. June 3 Reestablishment of relations between France and Venezuela: good offices of the United States. The minister of foreign affairs of Venezuela requests that the Department be informed unofficially of a report that the French Government is ready to send a minister to Venezuela under proper circumstances, and that the Department verify the report if possible. 529
[Page XLIV]14 Mr. Knox to Mr. Northcott 1912. July 3 Same subject. Refers to the minister’s telegram of June 3 and incloses a memorandum from the French Embassy dated Mar. 6, 1912, suggesting a memorandum from the Department to the Secretary of State relating to the probability of a request to him, during his visit at Caracas, from the Venezuelan Government regarding the resumption of its relations with France. 529
60 Mr. Northcott to Mr. Knox Aug. 5 Same subject. Refers to Department’s No. 14 and reports an interview on the subject with the minister for foreign affairs. 530
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Northcott. Aug. 31 Same subject. Refers to the minister’s No. 60 and incloses a letter from the French Embassy dated Aug. 29, requesting that the Department transmit the French Government’s views in regard to claims. 531
1056 Mr. Wilson to Count de Peretti de la Rocca. Sept. 3 Same subject. Acknowledges his Aug. 29, which has been copied to Mr. Northcott for submission to President Gómez. 532
Mr. Adee to Mr. Jusserand. Oct. 30 Same subject. Refers to Count de Peretti de la Rocca’s Aug. 29 and the Department’s Sept. 3. Mr. Northcott has come to Washington bearing the reply of the Venezuelan Government to the note in which Mr. Northcott communicated the substance of Count de Peretti de la Rocca’s Aug 29; this reply is inclosed. 632
101 Mr. Caffery to Mr. Knox. Nov. 25 Same subject. Refers to Department’s No. 24 and incloses copy of a note and projected protocol (not printed) received from the Venezuelan foreign minister on Nov. 19. 533
39 Mr. Knox to Mr. Caffery Dec. 11 Same subject. Incloses copy of a note and projected protocol (not printed) received from the French Embassy. 533
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Knox Dec. 24 Same subject. The French Government has designated a plenipotentiary charged with the duty of signing the contemplated protocol at Caracas; he will arrive there Jan. 20. Requests that this information be conveyed to the Venezuelan Government and expresses the thanks of his Government offices of the Department. 534
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Caffery (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to inform the Venezuelan Government that the French plenipotentiary will arrive at Caracas Jan. 20. 534
1106 Mr. Knox to Mr. Jusserand. Dec. 31 Same subject. Acknowledges his Dec. 24 and informs him of having transmitted its substance to the American minister, at Caracas. 534
139 Mr. Caffery to Mr. Knox 1913. Feb. 12 Same subject. The protocol for the renewal of relations between France and Venezuela was signed Feb. 11. 535
142 Same to same Feb. 14 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister for foreign affairs expressing his thanks for the good offices of the American Legation. 535
152 Mr. Caffery to Mr. Bryan Feb. 19 Same subject. Incloses a note from Baron d’Avril, the French Plenipotentiary, expressing his Government’s thanks for the Department’s good offices. 536
50 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Caffery Mar. 6 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 142 and instructs him to make a suitable reply. 536
Same to same Mar. 8 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 139. 537
Mar. 15 Arbitration agreement between the United States and France extending the duration of the convention of February 10, 1908. Proclamation and text. 528
165 Mr. Northcott to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 25 Reestablishment of relations between France and Venezuela; good offices of the United States. Incloses copy of the protocol 537
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. May 6 Same subject. Transmits the thanks of the French Government for the further good offices of the United States in regard to ratification of the protocol. 539
Mr. Northcott to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 14 Same subject. The protocol was ratified by the Venezuelan Congress on May 13. The minister for foreign affairs requests the further friendly offices of the United States with the French Government in securing settlements out of court for French claimants 539
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Northcott (telegram). May 21 Same subject. Now that France has a Legation at Caracas, the good offices of the United States can scarcely continue beyond the point already reached. 539
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great britain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1833 Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin 1913. Jan. 17 Panama Canal tolls: exemption of vessels in the coastwise trade of the United States from payment of tolls. Incloses copy of an instruction from Sir Edward Grey to the British Ambassador dated Nov. 14, 1912, and a note from the British Chargé d’Affaires to the Department, dated July 8, 1912; also a copy of the President’s proclamation fixing canal tolls, dated Nov. 13, 1912. Argument against the British assertion that the Panama Canal Act of Aug. 24, 1912, is inconsistent with the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty; discussion of the consent of the British Government to arbitration of the question; explanation of this Government’s views upon the various problems presented. Instruction to read the Department’s statement to Sir Edward Grey. 540
Feb. 27 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox. Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. 547
231 Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 1 Extradition arrangement. Requests that this Government enter into an arrangement for extraditing fugitive offenders from the Philippine Islands or Guam to the State of North Borneo, or 549
139 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Spring Rice. Sept. 23 Same subject. Agrees to the foregoing. 550

greece.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Schurman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Mar. 18 Assassination of King George I and accession to the throne of King Constantine. Reports assassination of King George I. 551
President Wilson to Queen do Same subject. Condolences. 551
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Schurman (telegram). Mar. 19 Same subject. Instructs to convey to the Greek Government the sentiments of horror and sorrow felt by this Government. 551
Mr. Vouros to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Official notification of. 552
Mr. Schurman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The President’s message to Queen Olga has been received and published by the press. 552
154 Mr. Adee to Mr. Vouros Mar. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges his note of the 19th inst., aim expresses sympathy. 552
Queen Olga to President Wilson (telegram). Mar. 21 Same subject. Thanks for his telegram of the 18th inst. 553
Mr. Schurman to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Reports that King Constantine took the oath 553
President Wilson to King Constantine (telegram). do Same subject. Offers condolence on the death of the late King and good wishes for himself. 553
King Constantine to President Wilson (telegram). Mar. 24 Same subject. Thanks for his telegram of the 21st inst. 553
Mr. Schurman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 25 Same subject. The funeral of the King will take place April 2. Ministers have been invited to attend. 554
Mr. Adee to Mr. Schurman (telegram). Mar. 26 Same subject. Appoints him special representative of the President to attend the funeral of the King. 554
Mr. Schurman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 28 Same subject. Reports arrival and reception of the body of the King at the Piraeus. 554
King Constantine to President Wilson. May 3 Same subject. Announces his accession to the throne and thanks the President for sympathy extended to him and his family on the death of the late King. 555
37 Mr. Moore to Mr. Schurman July 24 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the President to King Constantine acknowledging the above letter. 555

guatemala.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce 1913. Jan. 6 Financial affairs; restitution of the coffee revenues to British bondholders; good offices of the United States. Incloses documents pertaining to the matter; requests consideration thereof; urges adoption of the plan of settlement set forth therein; inquires concerning the delay of reply to the Department’s memorandum of Dec. 3, 1912; and states that the Department will defer response to the Embassy’s Dec. 30, 1912, until receipt of some communication on the subject from the British Government. 557
[Page XLVI] Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). 1913. Jan. 7 Notifies him of an instruction to be sent him, pending which he is instructed immediately to express to the British Government the deep interest of the United States in the rehabilitation of Guatemalan finances, and the belief that that Government will reexamine the matter more amicably when the facts are better understood, and the hope that it will confer with the Council of Foreign Bondholders. 557
1828 Same to same do Instruction, referred to in preceding telegram, to urge upon the British Government to abstain from pressing Guatemala for restitution of the coffee revenues or insisting on arbitration, until a reasonable time has been given for concluding the loan agreement; and to express this Government’s surprise at the general attitude of the British Government, in view of the special relations of this Government to Latin-American countries. 558
Mr. Hitt to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 12 Reports that the British Government refuses to consider a just arrangement for converting the external debt of Guatemala and consequent financial reorganization of the national finances and currency. If the Department thinks it advisable, Guatemala will send a special financial and diplomatic agent to London. 562
Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). Jan. 13 The Council oi Foreign Bondholders can not consider any proposal unless approved by the British Foreign Office, which should promptly approve the agreement sent with the Department’s instruction of Jan 7 562
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt (telegram). Jan. 14 Refers to Mr. Hitt’s Jan. 12. The refusal of the British Government is regarded as tentative, and a favorable reply is hoped for. It is not necessary for Guatemala to send a special agent to London. 562
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox. do Reports compliance with the Department’s instruction of Jan. 13 563
Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). do Asks to be informed how the Foreign Office received Mr. Laughlin’s representations. The Department hopes the British Government will not insist on arbitration 563
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 11 Reply to Department’s Jan. 14. His representations were amiably received but he does not hope for the consent of the British Government, which fears such a step would be to abandon a secure for a very insecure position. 563
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 16 Refers to department’s 1828 and reports compliance therewith. Sir Edward Grey promises an early reply. 564
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt (telegram). Jan. 18 Informs him of the attitude of the British Government. The Department would deplore the sending of a Guatemalan agent to London, which might still further delay the settlement. 564
Mr. Knox to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). do Directs his attention to the instructions of Dec. 6, 1912, and Jan. 7, 1913. This Government is not asking the British Government to abandon its position except in case the loan agreement is concluded, which hinges on the attitude of the Council of Foreign Bondholders; if they agree and the agreement then fail, this Government will be ready to support the British, as stated in the memorandum of Dec. 3, 1912. Meantime the Department is most anxious for the agreement to go into effect. 564
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 27 The British Government replies that it does not see its way clear to make the recommendation to the bondholders desired by the United States; it believes President Estrada untrustworthy and the loan agreement impossible of success. Incloses memorandum from the British Government. 565
2202 Same to same Jan. 28 Incloses memorandum from the British Foreign Office stating that while regretting that the United States Government feels unable to join in requesting the Guatemalan Government to refer the matter to arbitration, the British Government has no option but to adopt such measures as may be best calculated to obtain satisfaction. 565
Mr. Hitt to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Reports on the state of the loan agreement 567
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt Feb. 7 Informs him of the status of the discussion with the British Government. 567
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan Mar. 8 Message of the President of Guatemala to the National Legislative Assembly. Text. 556
[Page XLVII] Mr. Moore to Mr. Hitt (telegram). 1913. Apr. 28 Financial affairs. Informs him that unless the coffee revenues are restored before Apr. 30, a British warship will be sent to compel their collection. Instructs him to investigate and report. 568
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 29 Confirms the statement in Department’s Apr. 28, and adds that diplomatic relations will be broken off if the matter is not arranged by Apr. 30. 568
Same to same (telegram) May 1 The British Government flatly refuses Guatemala’s request for more time. 568
Same to same (telegram) May 6 A British cruiser has arrived at Belize 569
Same to same (telegram) May 12 The threatened note was presented May 10, and an agreement was sighed the same night accepting the British terms. Gives terms of agreement. 569
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Laughlin (telegram). do The Guatemalan Government having requested this Department’s friendly mediation for the extension of time on the debt, it was taken up with the British Ambassador, who suggests presentation of the matter by our Embassy to the British Foreign Office. Instruction to say that the Department feels sure that Guatemala is trying to make arrangements for payment of the demand, and it is hoped that a delay until June 1 will enable Guatemala to meet the demand. 569
Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 13 Upon presenting the subject of the instruction of May 12, he was informed that Guatemala had yielded and the Question was settled. 569
438 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan do Reports the events from May 7 to May 13, ending in the yielding of Guatamala to the British demand. 570
441 Same to same May 15 Transmits copy of the agreement between the British bondholders and the Government of Guatemala. 571

haiti.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1188 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox 1913. Feb. 25 Abrogation of the right of Syrians to trade in Haiti; rights of American citizens of Syrian birth. Requests that the Department ascertain whether Syrians expelled from Haiti, and now in Jamaica, are contributing toward a projected Haitian revolution, on the promise that if the revolution succeeds they will be allowed to return. 575
25 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bergholz. Mar. 8 Same subject. Incloses the foregoing and instructs the American Vice Consul at Jamaica to investigate. 576
373 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Furniss Mar. 17 Same subject. Refers to Mr. Furniss’s No. 1188 and incloses letter from Mr. McManus of Swift & Co., regarding attitude of Haitian Government toward Syrians: instructs to report. 576
1199 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan Mar. 25 Same subject. The minister reports continuance of his difficulties in protecting American citizens of Syrian origin and his action in a number of cases. Suggests vigorous representations to the Haitian Government. 577
1208 Same to same Apr. 10 Same subject. Replies to Department’s No. 3/3 oi Mar. 17; reports an interview with President Auguste whose attitude is unsatisfactory. 579
Same to same (telegram) May 3 Death of President Auguste. Announces the President’s death. 573
Mr. Moore to Mr. Furniss (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegram of condolence from the President to the Secretaries of State in Council assembled. 573
President Oreste to President Wilson (telegram). May 5 Same subject. Thanks him for his message 573
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Election of Michel Oreste as President of Haiti. Announcement. 574
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Asks whether he is to recognize the new Government. 574
Aide mémoire to Haitien Legation. do Abrogation of the right of Syrians to trade in Haiti. This Government hopes that the Government of Haiti will take the measures necessary to insure to the American citizens exempted from the operation of the exclusion act the protection which this Government now asks for them. 580
380 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Furniss May 10 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 1199 of Mar. 25, his action is approved. Incloses a copy of the aide memoire of May 5 to the Haitian Legation. 580
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 12 Inauguration of President Oreste. Asks whether he shall attend a Te Deum Mass in honor of President Oreste. 574
[Page XLVIII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Furniss (telegram). 1913. May 12 Same subject. Authorizes him to attend all functions in connection therewith. 574
1237 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan May 29 Abrogation of the right of Syrians to trade in Haiti Refers to his No. 1208 of Apr. 10; reports a conversation with President Oreste, whose attitude is opposed to that of the previous administration and friendly to the Syrians, but he could not permit the return of those expelled by President Auguste; reports a conference with the foreign minister, who asserted that the Syrians would not be molested. 581
Mr. Ménos to Mr. Bryan June 3 Election of President Oreste. Incloses autograph letter to the President from President Oreste announcing his election. 574
18 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Ménos June 6 Same subject. The autograph letter from President Oreste has been forward to the President. 575
384 L Mr. Bryan to Mr. Furniss June 18 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the President acknowledging the letter from President Oreste announcing his election. 575
Mr. Moore to Mr. Furniss (telegram). July 23 Abrogation of the right of Syrians to trade in Haiti. Instructs to ascertain whether persons of Syrian origin desiring to go to Haiti will be permitted to enter when not objects of the enforcement of the law of 1903. 582
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 25 Same subject. Replies to department’s July 23, that under the Act of 1903 no persons of Syrian origin can come to Haiti and remain permanently, but may come for a few months on business. 582
1263 Same to same do Same subject. Refers to department’s telegram of July 23 and his own telegram of July 25; reports that in an interview the President o? Haiti consented to entry of American citizens of Syrian origin representing American commercial houses, provided they remain only a few months and are vouched for by this Government. 582
387 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Furniss July 31 Same subject. Acknowledges his telegram of July 25. Instructs him in regard to certification of Syrians. 583
1266 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan Aug. 12 Same subject. Acknowledges department’s No. 387 of July 31. The President of Haiti is in full accord therewith. 584
156 Mr. Bergholz to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 12 Same subject. Refers to department’s No. 159 inclosing Mr. Furniss’s No. 1263 of July 25. There is no truth in the report of Syrians in Jamaica joining in the alleged revolutionary attempt against the Haitian Government. 584
1280 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Bryan Sept. 16 Same subject. Incloses correspondence concerning Daniel John, who has been allowed an additional month in which to wind up his affairs. 585
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Smith Sept. 25 Same subject. Refers to Mr. Furniss’s No. 1263 of July 25 and incloses Mr. Bergholz’s Sent. 12. 586
2 Same to same Sept. 29 Same subject. Incloses a letter from Mr. Siegel concerning Daniel John, with instruction to secure for him additional time if requisite. 586
5 Same to same Oct. 25 Same subject. Incloses a letter from Mr. Siegel in regard to Daniel John; refers him to department’s general instruction of Jan. 20. 1912. to Mr. Furniss 586
13 Mr. Smith to Mr. Bryan Nov. 10 Same subject. Refers to Department’s No. 5 of Oct. 25. Reports fully as to Daniel John. 587
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Smith (telegram) Nov. 19 Same subject. Instruction to use his good offices in behalf of Daniel John, threatened with ruin by expulsion, in order to secure an extension of time. 588
Mr. Smith to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 24 Same subject. The claim argument has already been used: requests further instruction. 588
Mr. Moore to Mr. Smith (telegram). Nov. 26 Same subject. Instruction to use his best efforts to secure another extension for John. 588
Mr. Smith to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 5 Same subject. No further extension will be granted to John. 589

honduras.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Meyer to Mr. Knox. 1912 Jan. 29 Recovery by Honduras of the National Railroad of Honduras and the wharf at Puerto Cortes from the lessee, an American citizen. Transmits copy of a cablegram from the commander of the Petrel. Reports probable intention of the Honduran Government to take charge of the railroad now leased to an American company, and states that the Petrel has been ordered to remain at Puerto Cortes at its commander’s discretion. 594
[Page XLIX] Mr. Knox to Mr. White (telegram). 1912. Feb. 5 Same subject. It is represented to the department that an American citizen, Mr. W. S. Valentine, fears that the Government of Honduras will dispossess him of railway and wharf properties at Puerto Cortes without adjustment of his claim. Instructs the minister that this Government, without at present discussing the legal aspects of the claim, is convinced that the claim possesses equities that should be met, and that any action taken in violation of such equities could not be regarded by this Government as an indication of a friendly attitude. The minister is instructed to address the Honduran Government in the sense of the foregoing. 595
Commander Dismukes to Mr. Meyer. Feb. 6 Same subject. The American consul informs him that the Honduran authorities will seize the railroad; the superintendent of the railroad will resist the seizure pending orders from his company. The consul requests the commander to protect the lives and property of American citizens and he will if necessary use force to prevent the seizure pending instructions, which he requests. 595
Same to same (telegram). Feb 7 Same Subject. A Honduran officer having arrived to seize the railroad, the commander informed him that he would not permit the seizure. States that he will enforce this decision in the absence of instructions. 595
Mr. White to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports landing of American forces at Puerto Cortes; all were reembarked but one, who is stationed in the railroad superintendent’s office. The foreign office was advised and protested. 596
94 Same to same Feb. 8 Same subject. Refers to department’s Feb. 5 and incloses a note from the foreign office replying to the note of the legation embodying the department’s instruction referred to. 596
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 9 Same subject. Reports the purport of a letter from Commander Dismukes to a letter from the foreign office demanding withdrawal of his forces. The commander stated that he landed the forces on his own responsibility and gave his reasons. The minister for foreign affairs has asked the minister to intervene and the American consul at Puerto Cortes has been advised that the commander’s action seems to be unwarranted. The minister recommends that the commander be directed to withdraw his forces. 598
Mr. Knox to Mr. White (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. Informs him that the commander has been instructed not to use force in resisting seizure, but, if seizure is made, to give notice that this Government reserves all rights to exact full and prompt settlement of resultant claims; that this instruction has been complied with. Instructs the minister to express the department’s regret that the Honduran officer acted with such haste as to compel the commander to act before receiving instructions, and to state that the department’s attitude remains as expressed on Feb. 5. 598
95 Mr. White to Mr. Knox. Feb. 15 Same subject. Refers to his own Feb. 7 and Feb. 9 and to department’s Feb. 10. Incloses three notes from the foreign office dated Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. Reports compliance with instruction of Feb. 10. The minister for foreign affairs expressed disappointment at the nature of the legation’s note. 599
56 Mr. Wilson to Mr. White. Mar. 6 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 94 of Feb. 8 and instructs him to say that this Government confidently awaits the result of the judicial inventory and liquidation of accounts therein referred to, and to demur to the contention of the foreign office in regard to the status of Mr. Valentine’s contract; this Government must be understood as having made full reservations. 601
117 Mr. White to Mr. Knox. Apr. 18 Same subject. Acknowledges department’s instruction No. 56 of Mar. 6, and incloses his note of Apr. 12 to the foreign office in pursuance of that instruction. 602
[Page L]1 Mr. Knox to Mr. White (telegram). 1912. May 25 Same subject. Mr. Valentine has been limited to twenty days to decide whether to agree to sale of the wharf, after which .he will not be permitted to collect wharfage. Instructs the minister to call attention to the decree of Aug. 20, 1907, which extended the concession for twelve years in accordance with article 9 of the contract of Mar. 2, 1896; and to urge the Government not to interfere with concessionaires. 602
139 Mr. Belden to Mr. Knox. June 3 Same subject. Refers to Department’s instruction of May 25; incloses his memorandum to the Foreign Office in pursuance thereof, and a memorandum from the Foreign Office in answer thereto. 603
Mr. Wilson to Messrs. Stetson, Jennings and Bryan. June 25 Same subject. In reply to the attorneys for Mr. Valentine, who have suggested submission of their client’s claim to arbitration, the Department states that as this would be a private arbitration it would would not be one in which the Department would have official concern other than its general interest in the rights of Americans abroad, but would be willing to use its informal good offices to secure acceptance of the suggestion by Honduras, although presumably the Department would first have to be assured that local remedies had been exhausted. 606
Mr. Belden to Mr. Knox (telegram). Aug. 31 Same subject. As no agreement with Mr Valentine has been reached, the Government has begun building a new wharf. 607
Mr. White to Mr. Knox. 1913 Jan. 8 Message of the President of Honduras to Congress. Text. 590
Mr. White to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 21 Death of President Bonilla. Announcement. 591
Mr. Membreno to Mr. Bryan Mar. 22 Same subject and purport. 592
President Wilson to President Bertrand (telegram). do Same subject. Condolence. 592
6 Mr. Adee to Mr. Membreño. Mar. 24 Same subject. Acknowledges his note of the 22d inst. 592
President Bertrand to President Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Thanks for condolence. 592
Mr. Membreno to Mr Bryan Apr. 19 Same subject Transmits a telegram from President Bertrand thanking United States officials for attending memorial services. 593
Mr. Moore to Mr. Membreño Apr. 30 Same subject. Acknowledges his note of the 19th inst. 593
Mr. Membreño to Mr. Bryan. May 6 Assumption of the Presidency by Vice President Bertrand Incloses autograph letter of announcement. 593
141 Mr. Bryan to Mr. White. June 16 Same subject. Incloses a letter from the President acknowledging the letter of President Bertrand announcing. 594

italy.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1911. Apr. 13 Payment by the United States to Italy of an indemnity for the lynching of Angelo Albano, an Italian subject. Memorandum by the Solicitor of the Department of State, summarizing the history of the case from its occurrence Sept. 20, 1910, to date. 613
1024 Marquis Cusani to Mr. Knox. 1912. June 24 Same subject. Recapitulates the case and insists on an adequate indemnity. 615
1704 Mr. Catalam to Mr. Knox. Oct. 30 Sovereignty of Italy over Libya; attitude of the United States in regard to recognition thereof; relinquishment of extraterritorial rights. Announces cessation of the special regime formerly enjoyed by foreigners under the Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire and the consequent application from Nov. 1, 1912, of the general law with certain reservations. 608
247 Mr. O’Brien to Mr. Knox. Oct. 30 Same subject. Reports a conversation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the recognition by the United States and other countries of Italian sovereignty over Libya. 608
2202 Mr. Catalani to Mr. Knox. Dec. 31 Payment by the United States to Italy of an indemnity for the lynching of Angelo Albano, an Italian subject. Requests a reply to the note of June 24 616
[Page LI]380 Mr. Knox to Mr. Catalani. 1913. Feb. 28 Sovereignty of Italy over Libya; attitude of the United States in regard to recognition thereof; relinquishment of extraterritorial rights. Acknowledges his Oct. 30, 1912, and informs him of the issuance of appropriate instructions to conform to the present legal situation in Libya, and of the subordination of the consulate at Tripoli to the consulate general at Genoa. 609
130 Mr. Knox to Mr. O’Brien. Mar. 1 Same subject. Refers to Department’s No. 111 of Dec. 5, 1912, and incloses copy of the notes from’ and to the Italian Embassy of Oct. 30, 1912, and Feb. 28, 1913, respectively, with instruction to he guided by the latter. 610
231 Mr. Knox to Mr. Rockhill. do Same subject. Incloses the foregoing instruction to Mr. O’Brien and instructs him to bring it to the attention of the Consul General at Constantinople. 610
381 Mr. Knox to Marquis Cusani. do Payment by the United States to Italy of an indemnity for the lynching of Angelo Albano, an Italian subject. Acknowledges his Dec. 31, 1912, and June 24, 1912, and, regrets that under all the circumstances this Government would not be clearly warranted in taking the course desired by Italy. 617
152 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Smith. Mar. 10 Sovereignty of Italy over Libya; attitude of the United States in regard to recognition thereof; relinquishment of extraterritorial rights. Incloses copy of instruction to the American Ambassador of Mar. 1, 1913, and directs him to conform to the legal situation now existing in Libya. 611
481 Marquis Cusani to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 16 Payment by the United States to Italy of an indemnity for the lynching of Angelo Albano, an Italian subject. Renews his demand for an indemnity 618
825 Same to same June 10 Same subject. Refers to a verbal statement of the amount of indemnity demanded—$6,000—at the time of handing the Secretary the note of Apr. 16; renews the demand therefor. 618
June 26 Same subject. Message from the President to Congress transmitting a report by the Secretary of State recommending payment of the indemnity demanded, as an act of grace and without reference to the question of liability of the United States, and inclosing documentary proof of the Italian citizenship of Albano. 619
July 3 Treaty between the United States and Italy amending Article 3 of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of February 26, 1871. Text and proclamation. 611
Aug. 15 Payment by the United States to Italy of an indemnity for the killing of Angelo Albano, an Italian subject. Report of the House Committee on Foreign Relations recommending the passage of House Bill 7384, authorizing payment of $6,000 indemnity: text of the bill. 622
Mr. Bryan to Marquis Cusani. Nov. 14 Same subject. Incloses Treasury warrant for $6,000 in payment of the indemnity, in accordance with the Act of Congress authorizing the payment, approved Nov. 14. 1913. 623
Marquis Cusani to Mr. McNeir. do Same subject. Receipt for warrant. 624
1552 Marquis Cusani to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 18 Same subject. Expression of thanks for his note and inclosure of Nov. 14; incloses letter showing payment in full of the indemnity to the mother of Albano. 624

japan.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1911. Apr. 5 Protest of Japan against the land laws of the State of California. Text of Articles I and XIV of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States and Japan. proclaimed Apr. 5. 1911. 625
Mr. Uchida to Mr. Knox. Feb. 21 Same subject. Exchange of notes pertaining to the above-cited treaty. 626
Mr. Knox to Mr. Uchida do Same subject and tenor 626
Mr. Uchida to Mr. Knox. do Same subject and tenor 626
Mr. Knox to Mr. Uchida. do Same subject and tenor 627
[Page LII] Viscount Chinda to Mr. Bryan. 1913. May 9 Same subject. Lodges his Government’s urgent and explicit protest against the measure recently passed by the California Legislature on the subject of alien land tenure, as not only inequitable and discriminatory but also inconsistent with the existing treaty. Reasons given. 629
May 19 Same subject. Text of Chapter 113 of the Statutes of California. 627
Mr. Bryan to Viscount Chinda. do Same subject. Reply to the note of May 9. States that this Government is constitutionally unable officially to modify the laws of a State of the Union; that the President and the Secretary feel that the California statute has been misinterpreted by the Japanese Government; that the stipulations of treaties are binding upon State and Federal courts alike; that the California statute seems not to affect the rights of commerce and navigation, to which the treaty relates; and that the expiration of explicit treaties would not impair the friendly relations between the countries. 631
Viscount Chinda to Mr. Bryan. June 4 Same subject. The Department’s note of May 19 does not lessen the disappointment and grave concern of the Japanese Government; gives the reasons therefor; draws attention to the matter of Japanese naturalization in the United States in relation to the matter in dispute, and declares that racial distinction does not afford a valid basis for discrimination on the subject of land tenure. 632
Japanese Foreign Office to Japanese Embassy (telegram). June 30 Same subject. Telegram left at the Department of State. 640
Viscount Chinda to Mr. Bryan. July 3 Same subject. Aide mémoire in explanation and support of his notes of May 9 and June 4. 635
Mr. Bryan to Viscount Chinda. July 16 Same subject. Reply to his June 4; states in conclusion that in the courts of the United States will be found full protection for all legal rights of Japanese in this country; this Government will use its good offices to secure prompt and efficacious determination therein of suits brought to obtain such protection. 641
Same to same. July 16 Same subject. Aide mémoire in response to the Embassy’s aide mémoire of July 3 and accompanying telegram of June 30. 645
Viscount Chinda to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 26 Same subject. Transmits telegraphic instructions received by the Embassy Aug. 23 from the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, discussing the Department’s two communications of July 16. 651

liberia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Johnson. 1911 June 27 Donovan Trust Fund. Incloses communication from the American Colonization Society asking that an officer of the Department of State be directed to audit the account of this fund. Asks for further information. 686
Mr. Lyon to Mr. Knox. Sept. 27 Same subject. Incloses communications from the Liberian Government authorizing him to act as agent for that Government in the settlement of the fund. 687
Mr. Adee to Mr. Johnson. Oct. 7 Same subject. Reviews correspondence on this subject and incloses copy of letter from Mr. Lyon, dated Sept. 27, 1911. 688
President Barclay to Mr. Knox (telegram). Oct. 22 Same subject. Liberian Consul General is authorized to receive the Donovan Fund. 689
Mr. Lyon to Mr. Knox. 1912 Aug. 12 Same subject. Incloses certain documents necessary in the settlement of the fund. 689
Mr. Adee to Mr. Johnson. Aug. 20 Same subject. Forwards above documents. 690
53 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox. Oct. 12 Good offices of the United States in composing difficulties with the German Government. Reports occurrences and reestablish men t of order. 655
Mr. Adee to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Nov. 6 Same subject. Asks for immediate report on the disturbances in Monrovia. 658
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). Nov. 7 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Nov. 6. Reports on and measures taken by the Government to suppress disturbances. 658
62 Same to same Nov. 11 Same subject. Full report on disturbances 659
[Page LIII] Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1912. Nov. 12 Same subject. Reports that the commander of a German gunboat has demanded that the Liberian Government take immediate action to safeguard Germans on the Bassa coast, threatening intervention otherwise. 662
37 Mr. Knox to Mr. Bundy. Nov. 13 Same subject. Approves his attitude as reported in his No. 53 of Oct. 12. 662
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 19 Claims of German merchants against Liberia, The German Government is entitled to ask indemnity for losses on account of uprisings of natives 665
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 23 Same subject. Reports that he has taken up the subject of Department’s Dec. 19. 666
Same to same (telegram). Dec. 26 Good offices of the United States in composing difficulties with the German Government. Situation is becoming acute. German commander demands summary punishment of a Liberian officer who is accused of having assaulted a German officer. 662
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Dec. 30 Same subject. German Government has been requested to refrain from issuing ultimatum until investigation of the alleged assault on a German officer is investigated. 663
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Jan. 5 Same subject. German Government demands immediate dismissal of the accused Liberian officer. 663
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Jan. 7 Same subject. If the incident can be closed by the dismissal of the Liberian officer, advises that that course be taken. 663
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 8 Same subject. German Government demands not only dismissal of the accused officer but apology and a guaranty that the dismissed officer be not again employed in any official capacity. Liberian Government requests good offices of the United States Government. 664
Mr. Knox to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Jan. 10 Same subject. Instructs him to use good offices to obtain modification of Germany’s demands on Liberia. Compliance with all the demands would violate the Constitution of Liberia. 664
76 Mr. Boundy to Mr. Knox. Jan. 13 Claims of German merchants. The American Chargé d’ Affaires has proposed an international commission to investigate the claims and fix indemnity. Gives reasons for this course. Incloses correspondence between German consul and Liberian Government. 666
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Jan. 14 Good offices of the United States in composing difficulties with the German Government. The German Government accepts compromise and considers incident closed. 665
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 17 Claims of German merchants. Asks whether he shall support a commission of three or five commissioners. 670
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Jan. 18 Same subject. Department favors commission of three. 670
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 6 Same subject. German Government demands that indemnity be paid within one year. Liberian Government requests good offices of American Government to obtain easier terms. 670
Mr. Knox to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Feb. 8 Same subject. Instructs him to urge the German Government to accept the terms offered by the Liberian Government. 671
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. The German Government insists upon prompt settlement of the claims. There is no prejudice against the appointment of an American on the claims commission. 671
Mr. Knox to Mr. Leishman (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. Again urges the acceptance of the Liberian terms of settlement. 672
84 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox Feb. 14 Same subject. Incloses copy of the terms of settlement proposed by the Liberian Government; German contentions and intentions discussed. 672
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Feb. 19 Same subject. The German Government feels that the Liberian Government is intriguing to delay the negotiations for the settlement of the claims. Asks what maximum per cent of receipts can be set aside for settlement. 677
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 25 Same subject. Advises him that if the question of the third commissioner is promptly settled the German Government may accept a counter proposal from Liberian Government for settlement of the claims. Urges that the Liberian Government come to a prompt and amicable agreement as o third commissioner. 677
[Page LIV] Mr. Bundy to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 28 Same subject. Gives reasons of the General Receiver 678 of Customs for objecting to the German proposal of settlement. 678
49 Mr. Adee to Mr. Bundy. Mar. 26 Same subject. The Department approves his attitude as shown in his No. 84. 679
98 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 31 Same subject. The claims commission has been completed and is examining the claims presented. Gives names of commissioners 679
106 Same to same Apr. 30 Same subject. Transmits a transcript of the minutes of the claims commission containing list of awards. 680
110 Same to same May 15 Uprisings of natives on Sierra Leone frontier. Reports on measures taken by Liberian Government to suppress uprisings; describes dangers of the situation 681
117 Same to same June 6 Claims of German merchants. The merchants who presented their claims to the commission for adjudication are disappointed at the failure to obtain large awards. They may refuse to accept the awards 680
121 Same to same July 7 Uprisings of natives on Sierra Leone frontier. Reports further on uprisings. 682
134 Same to same Sept. 27 Same subject. Reports further disorders among the native tribes. 684
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 7 Donovan Trust Fund. The fund was properly settled by the payment of $65,511.11 to the Liberian Consul General. 690
62 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bundy. Nov. 18 Uprisings of natives on the Sierra Leone frontier. 686 Department hopes that the Liberian Government will make every earnest effort to restore order among the native tribes. 686
Dec. 17 Message of the President to the Legislature. Extracts. 654

mexico.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Adams to Mr. Knox. 1911. Sept. 12 Colorado River protective works. States that work is to be resumed and asks that renewal of permit be obtained from the Mexican Government. 977
551 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L. Wilson. Sept. 19 Same subject. Instructs to request that the Mexican Government issue appropriate orders to its officials so that the work may be resumed. 979
427 Mexican Embassy to Department of State. Oct. 3 Chamizal controversy. Requests this Government to prevent the Pearson firm from establishing industrial plants in the Chamizal zone, in order to maintain the status quo. 957
1004 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Oct. 9 Colorado River. Incloses copy of a note from the Mexican Foreign Office stating that application for a permit to resume work should be made by the Colorado River Land Co. to the Department of Fomento. 979
510 Mr. Crespo to Mr. Knox Oct. 12 Chamizal controversy. Acknowledges Department’s Oct. 6, 1911. 957
Department of State to Mexican Embassy. Oct. 18 Same subject. Replies to the Embassy’s Oct. 3 and asks in what respect the occupancy of a lot in the Chamizal zone by the Pearson firm is held to violate the status quo; draws attention to certain previous correspondence and to article 8 of the arbitration convention. 957
Mr. Thompson to Mr. Fisher (telegram). Nov. 24 Colorado River. Reports that the Minister of Fomento has issued orders to permit resumption of the work. 980
671 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L. Wilson. Dec. 11 Chamizal controversy. Incloses the Mexican Embassy’s Oct. 12 and Department’s Oct. 18; instructs him to make such oral and informal representations as may appear appropriate. 958
Mr. Keblinger to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 14 Same subject. Explains the legal circumstances making proper the Pearson firm’s occupancy of land in the Chamizal zone. 958
Mr. Crespo to Mr. Knox (telegram). Dec. 15 Same subject. Requests the Department’s good offices to prevent the eviction of certain occupants of the Chamizal zone in violation of the status quo. 959
Department of State to Mexican Embassy. Dec. 16 Same subject. Emphasizes the importance of expediting the arrival at an understanding between the two Governments regarding the Chamizal case. 959
777 Mr. Crespo to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Urges the necessity of restoring to possession the Mexicans evicted from the Chamizal zone in violation of the status quo. 960
[Page LV] Mr Keblinger to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1911. Dec. 18 Same subject. Refers to his own telegram of Dec. 14; declares there were no forcible evictions and no violation of the status quo. 961
Mr. Knox to Mr. Keblinger (telegram). Dec. 20. Same subject. Instruction to communicate to the Mexican Commissioner, Puga, his Dec. 14 and 18. 961
90 Mr. Knox to Mr. Crespo. Dec. 22 Same subject. Refers to his Oct. 3 and Dec. 15, and Department’s Oct. 18; explains at length the relation to the status quo of the alleged evictions and the occupancy by the Pearson firm. The acts complained of violate no phase of the status quo. 961
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). 1912. Jan. 26 Colorado River. Instructs to make representations to the Mexican Government to the end that a bill may be introduced into Congress relieving the Colorado River Land Co. of import duties for material, food, clothing, etc., used in connection with the levee works. 981
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject. The Secretary of Fomento has given assurances that a bill for the remission of duties on material used on the levee works will be introduced into Congress when it reassembles. 981
959 Mr. Crespo to Mr. Knox. Jan. 30 Chamizal controversy. Acknowledges that the department’s No. 90 of Dec. 22 explains satisfactorily the matters complained of in the Embassy’s Oct. 3 and Dec. 15. 963
Mr. Knox to Mr. Keblinger. Feb. 7 Same subject. Incloses the Mexican Embassy’s Jan. 30. 964
Mr. Fisher to Mr. Knox. Feb. 10 Colorado River. Suggests that negotiations be opened with the Government of Mexico for the creation of an international commission to investigate and report as to the proper method of utilizing the waters of the lower Colorado River. 981
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Fisher. Feb. 19 Same subject. Discusses Mr. Fisher’s letter of the 10th inst., and requests further information. 983
1122 Mr. Crespo to Mr. Knox. Mar. 9 Chamizal controversy. Refers to the Department’s Dec. 16, 1911, and gives his Government’s reasons for considering the Chamizal case to have been finally decided by the arbitral tribunal; it will however, listen to any proposal of the United States provided that neither the validity of the arbitral award nor the possibility of determining scientifically the site of the river bed in 1864. 964
1309 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Mar. 12 Same subject Refers to Department’s No. 671 of Dec. 11, 1911. The President of Mexico understands that the conclusions of the International Boundary Commission were partially unsatisfactory to both countries, but that if they should be reconsidered other boundary questions should be included in the discussion. 965
Mr. Fisher to Mr. Knox. Mar. 18 Colorado River. Gives further details m regard to the proposed Colorado River Commission. 984
775 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L. Wilson. Mar. 21 Same subject. Incloses copies of correspondence with the Secretary of the Interior concerning negotiations for the creation of an international commission to consider the equitable distribution of the waters of the Colorado River and instructs to take up the matter with the Government of Mexico. 985
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 26 Chamizal controversy. Refers to his No. 1309 of Mar. 12; instructs to express to the President of Mexico the Department’s gratification at the disposition of Mexico to reach a practical solution of the Chamizal question, and to state the Department’s understanding of the Mexican attitude and its hope for an early resumption of negotiations at Washington. 965
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Crespo. Mar. 30 Same subject. Refers to the Embassy’s Mar. 9, which the Department understands to mean that the two Governments will seek a solution upon a basis of mutual advantage, without prejudice to the position of either government in respect to the two matters mentioned by the Embassy. Urges prompt resumption of negotiations. 966
783 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L Wilson. do Same subject. Refers to No. 1309 of Mar. 12, and Department’s Mar. 26; incloses copy of the Mexican Ambassador’s note of Mar. 9. 966
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Apr. 1 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Mar. 26, and reports that Mr. Calero will go to Washington with full instructions and immediately take up the Chamizal discussion. 967
[Page LVI]1379 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. 1912. Apr. 27 Colorado River. Transmits copy of a note from the Foreign Office, which suggests that the International Water Boundary Commission be enlarged for the purpose of making the investigation concerning the distribution of the waters of the Colorado River. 985
1475 Mr. De la Cueva to Mr. Wilson. May 9 Chamizal controversy. Informs the Department that Mr. Calero, the new ambassador, holds the instructions and powers enabling him to take charge of the negotiations relative to final settlement of the Chamizal case. 986
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). May 22 Colorado River. Department is informed that new concession has been requested of the Mexican Government concerning the Imperial canal system located in Mexico; urges necessity that this matter remain in statu quo until the whole question is settled. 986
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). May 23 Same subject. The Minister for Foreign Affairs approves letting Colorado River question remain m statu quo. 987
Same to same (telegram). June 5 Same subject The Minister of Fomento states that no requests for new concessions relating to the Imperial canal system have been received. 987
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calero. June 6 Chamizal controversy. Refers to Mr. De la Cueva’s note of May 9, of which due note has been taken. 967
June 14 Colorado River. Message of the President concerning further appropriations and works on the Colorado River. 987
884 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L Wilson. July 1 Chamizal controversy. Incloses copy of tentative bases for a convention for settlement of the Chamizal case and other related questions; the original was handed to the Second Secretary of the Mexican Embassy on June 28. 968
974 Same to same Sept. 10 Colorado River. Incloses draft of a convention providing for the creation of a commission to study the bases of distribution of the waters of the Colorado River. 991
1690 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Sept. 26 Same subject. Department’s No. 974 has been communicated to the Mexican Government and that Government will .give the subject early attention. 991
1780 Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Knox Nov. 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of note from the Foreign Office transmitting the counter draft of the Government of Mexico of the convention for the creation of a Colorado River Commission. 991
Mr. Knox to the American consular officers in Mex. Nov. 25. Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Instruction to submit a comprehensive report of all cases of violation of the rights of Americans in Mexico from October, 1910, including murders, hardships, annoyances, and loss of property, and a general statement of the living conditions imposed on and the nature of Mexican measures for the protection of Americans. To this are appended minutes directions covering these points. 885
1834 Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Knox. Dec. 30 Revolutionary claims. Incloses note from Mexican Foreign Office to the British Minister distinguishing between the merits of claims arising out of the revolution of 1910 and subsequent ones 923
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). 1913. Jan. 7 Same subject. Refers to the Embassy’s Dec. 28, 1912. The Department objects to presenting claims en masse at the present time preferring individual treatment of claims cases pending a general settlement at some future time. Comments on the attitude of the Mexican Minister for Foreign Relations. 924
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Political affairs. Reports a critical situation. 692
1845 Same to same (telegram). Jan. 8 Revolutionary claims. Observations on the claims 924 policy of the Department, in which the Ambassador believes he finds inconsistencies. 924
Same to same (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Jan. 7. Repeats his adherences to the policy of treating claims en masse instead of individually. Replies to Department’s comments on the Minister for Foreign Affairs. 925
1166 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson do Same subject. Supplements instruction of Jan, 7, Incloses memoranda of two interviews with Mr. Lascurain, Mexican Minister for Foreign Affairs, at Washington, containing statements of policy as presented to him, with his comments. 926
[Page LVII]1168 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. 1913 Jan. 10 Revolutionary claims. Refers to Mr. Schuvler’s No. 1834 of Dec. 30, 1912. Instruction to learn the meaning of the British Minister’s distinction between the revolution of 1910 and the present disturbances in relation to claims; and to report his own understanding of this point. 932
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 11 Political affairs. Francisco Villa, former Federal leader, is at El Paso. 693
Mr. Canada to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 14 Same subject. Reports information that the Government plans sham uprising at Vera Cruz to afford opportunity to kill Felix Diaz et al. Asks instructions. 693
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The dangerous situation at Acapulco indicates needs for war vessels. 694
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. U. S. S. Denver will proceed at once to Acapulco. Instruction so to inform the Government. 694
1170 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. Jan. 14 Chamizal controversy. Refers to department’s July 1, No. 884; states the substance of a conference between the Secretary of State and the Mexican minister for foreign affairs, Mr. Lascurain, regarding the bases for settlement of the Chamizal case, at which Mr. Lascurain promised that no further delays would be permitted. 969
Same to same (telegram). Jan. 16 Political affairs. Refers to Mr. Canada’s telegram of Jan. 14. Instructs to point out to the Government the evil effect of such rumors and to inform department as to advisability of a war vessel at Vera’ Cruz. 694
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 17 Same subject. Will act soon on the instruction of Jan. 16, and has instructed Mr. Canada to inform the department as to war vessel at Vera Cruz. 695
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Jan. 18 Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Submits a draft note to the Mexican Government in compliance with the instruction of Jan. 11, 1 p.m. Explains its relation to the note of Sept. 15, 1912. 886
1194 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. Jan. 25 Revolutionary claims. Refers to his No. 1845 of Jan. 8; explains at length the department’s policy as to claims. 932
The Mexican Embassy to the Department of State. Jan. 27 Chamizal controversy. Memorandum of fundamental ideas out of which to evolve the bases for the settlement of the Chamizal Question. 971
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject. States that he is informed by the Mexican Government that the Chamizal matter will be taken up through the Mexican Embassy and can be disregarded at Mexico City. 972
Same to same do Revolutionary claims. Reports interview with the minister for foreign affairs on claims; mentions the minister’s statements about the Tlahualilo, Colorado River. Alamo, and Chamizal cases. 934
Mr. Hilles to Mr. Knox. do Political affairs. Incloses telegram from the Government of Texas to the President requesting that steps be taken to prevent firing into El Paso in case of battle at Juarez. 695
Editor’s note Tlahualilo case. Review of the controversy between this and the British Governments, cooperating, and Mexico, over the claims of the Tlahualilo Company against Mexico; the review covers the period from the organization of the company in 1885 to the end of 1912. 993
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Jan. 30 Same subject, Mexico will refuse arbitration, but expects to arrange an amicable settlement with the company. 1006
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Colquitt (telegram). Jan. 31 Political affairs. Replies to the inclosure in the foregoing. The War Department has been requested to renew to the general in command at El Paso instructions to notify both the contending Mexican forces at Juarez that there must be no firing that would result in passage of bullets across the boundary. The War Department has sent the instructions and the Mexican Government has also been notified. 695
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. Feb. 4 Same subject. Description of the desperate conditions prevailing in Mexico. 696
Same to same do Revolutionary claims. The Ambassador doubts the sincerity of the Mexican Government regarding the wrongs complained of in this Government’s note of Sept, 15, 1912. 935
[Page LVIII]1888 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox. 1913. Feb. 5 Same subject. Refers to department’s No. 1168 of Jan. 10; incloses correspondence with the British minister regarding the distinction, in relation to claims, between the revolution of 1910, and subsequent disturbances. 936
1215 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. Feb. 8 Colorado River. Incloses amended draft convention, with full comment thereon. 992
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 9 Political affairs. The revolt against the Government has begun. Détails. Government has begun. Details. 699
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Felix Diaz has asked the Ambassador to urge President Madero to resign. The Diplomatic Corps demand of Madero and of Diaz adequate protection for foreigners. 700
Mr. Knox to Mr. Meyer. Feb. 10 Same subject. Requests the Secretary of the Navy to dispatch a battleship to Vera Cruz and one to Tampico; to send some vessel to Mazatlan and retain at Acapulco the one now there. 700
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Requests specific statement of his opinion as to the obligations of this Government at this juncture. Approves his course as reported Feb. 9. 701
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. General Huerta, wnose loyalty is questioned, is in charge of the palace. The President and cabinet have fled, whereabouts unknown. Most local authorities have revolted to Diaz. The Ambassador and colleagues are organizing a foreign guard to protect foreign lives and property. Urges sending war vessels and making border defense. 701
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to department’s Feb. 10. War vessels should be sent to both coasts with marines; activity should be displayed on the boundary. Can not indicate what measures to take as to Mexico City, so far inland. 702
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes statement given to the press. 702
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. Public opinion is with Diaz. Every precaution taken for safety of the American colony. 702
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. The firing seems in violation of the rules of civilized warfare. The consulate general has become uninhabitable. 703
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Felix Diaz informally notifies the Ambassador that he will expect immediate recognition by the United States if successful in battle to-day. 703
Mr. Knox to certain consular officers (telegram ). do Same subject. Quotes statement given to the press. 703
Mr. Knox to Mr. Canada (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes statement given to the press. Instruction to be prepared to maintain communication with Mexico City. The U. S. S. Virginia will arrive Vera Cruz about Feb. 15. 703
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. Information as to war vessels. 704
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Requests firm, drastic instructions, even of a menacing character, in the belief that, thus armed, he might cause a cessation of hostilities. 704
Mr. Knox to Mr. MacVeagh (telegram). do Same subject. Requests instruction to customs officials withhold shipments of arms or munitions of war to Mexico, whether already excepted by the President or not, until further notice. 704
Mr. Colquitt to Mr. Taft (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. The Governor of Texas urges immediate intervention. 705
Mr. Knox to Mr. Colquitt (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the foregoing 705
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Describes his efforts to care for Americans and others seeking embassy’s protection. Requests instructions. 705
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to the ambassador’s Feb. 11, 6 p.m. To instruct the embassy as requested might precipitate intervention, which should not be considered except as a last resort, being at present dangerous to Americans in Mexico. Other observations. 706
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Relates a call on the President at which he protested against the conditions of the fighting and a subsequent interview with Diaz to the same effect. 706
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the Ambassador’s Feb. 11, noon; authorizes drawing $10,000 for protection of Americans Other instructions. 707
[Page LIX] Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 12 Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Requests instructions in view of the difficulty of caring for the large number of American refugees at the embassy. 893
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. Instruction m reply to the embassy’s Feb. 12, regarding refugees. 893
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the united States. The Ambassador has protested against firing endangering the American colony, and instructed consuls to extend protection to German subjects. 896
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. Instruction, in reply to his Feb. 12, to give protection to all foreigners and not confine it to those of one nationality. So instruct consuls. 897
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 14 Political affairs. Requests instructions as to what authority he may exercise over ships and marines. 708
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Relates an interview with Mr. Lascurain at which he suggested an armistice and convocation of the Senate. 708
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Diaz renews request for recognition of his belligerency by the United States. 708
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction in regard to course to pursue in case of firing dangerous to Americans, with suggestion for him and other Americans to withdraw out of range. Where danger to foreigners including diplomatic representatives is incidental to warfare and escape by withdrawal is possible, convenience and dignity can not always be interposed to affect the fighting. 708
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports preparations for a consultation with his British, German, French, and Spanish colleagues. 709
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. He has declined the Government’s offer of a residence at Tacubaya for the embassy: its removal would be a calamity to the entire American colony. Removal of Americans to a safer place impossible, as there is none. 709
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. The dispatch of vessels to Mexican waters is solely for observation purposes and indicates no change of policy. It is therefore inadvisable to instruct the embassy as it requests in its Feb. 14. 710
260 Mr. de la Cueva to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Transcribes a telegram from his Government informing him that it denied the right of the diplomatic corps to interfere in Mexican affairs, and instructing him to urge prevention of landing of U. S. marines. 710
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Representing the unanimous opinion of the British, German, Spanish, and American missions, the Spanish minister went to the Palace and requested Preident Madero to resign, which the President resented and rejected. The minister was followed by 30 Senators on the same mission, who were not permitted to interview the President. Information about firing in relation to safety of Americans. 711
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. A rumor is being published purporting to be a statement of the President to the effect that the United States would intervene only after wanton slaughter of Americans. This is being used by Madero as an argument against his resigning. 712
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Relates an interview with the President and General Huerta, at which the Ambassador made six requests regarding firing, feeding the poor, and an armistice; these were agreed to, Other information. 712
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Transcribes a telegram from President Madero to the President regarding protection of Americans and requesting that no marines be landed; also a note from the Mexican Embassy relating to the American ambassador’s share in the request for President Madero’s resignation, and in regard to landing marines. Instruction to supply exact information as to this request. 713
Same to same do Protection of American life and property in Mexico. The Embassy’s Jan.18, transmitting the draft note to Mexico, has been referred to the President. 893
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 16 Political affairs. An armistice is in force. Information as to suppressive measures. 714
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. President Madero has telegraphed the governors of all the Mexican States announcing military intervention. 714
[Page LX] Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 16 Same subject. Many Mexicans,some of them Deputies in Congress, request protection at the embassy. 715
Mr. Taft to Mr. Madero (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to his telegram received Feb 14. President Madero is evidently misinformed .This Government desires nothing but the peace and prosperity of Mexico, but must meantime provide for the protection of American citizens. 715
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 17 Same subject. Reply to department’s Feb. 15. 715
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to use his own discretion in dealing with the whole matter of keeping Mexican official and unofficial opinion in a salutary equilibrium between a dangerous and exaggerated apprehension and a proper degree of wholesome fear. 717
4 same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to state, publicly and officially, that the policy of the United States remains unchanged, that no American forces have been landed in Mexico, that President Madero’s statement about intervention is entirely misleading, as he has been informed, and that no action has been taken except that stated in telegrams of Feb 10 and Feb. 11, 4 p.m. The action taken in relation to Cuban disturbances is on exactly the same principle, i. e. a measure of national precaution. Instruction to forward this telegram to the consul general. 717
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to the Mexican embassy’s note, of Feb. 15, and Mr. Lascurain’s regrets concerning it. “In other words, the President [Madero] knew that this note was based on falsehood.” 718
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Huerta notifies the ambassador of fully matured plans to remove Madero from power. 718
2 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Reviews correspondence with the foreign office, which should enable the department to understand the unreliable character of the diplomatic representations of the Mexican Government. 718
3 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Reports compliance with the instructions of Feb. 17, 2 a.m. 719
Mr. Knox to Mr. Macveagh (telegram). do Same subject. Requests witholding shipments of arms to points in Mexico, until further notice. 719
Mr. Knox to Mr. von Meyer do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Informs him that this Government has replied to various inquiries from foreign missions that after having cared for American interests it will extend protection to other nationals as far as possible. Requests transmission of this information to commanders of vessels in Mexican waters with appropriate instructions. 897
Mr. von Meyer to Mr. Knox. Feb. 18 Same subject. Instructions in substance as requested in department’s Feb. 17 were cabled to the commanders on Feb. 15. 897
12 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Political affairs. Congratulates him on his excellent work reported in his Feb. 15, 11 p.m. 719
11 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Congratulates him on his success in arranging an armistice, etc. 720
15 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Authorizes him to deny report referred to in embassy’s Feb. 15, 10 p.m., governed by department’s Feb. 17, 2. a.m. 719
10 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. President Madero has been arrested by Blanquette with apparent approval of Huerta. 720
11 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Huerta sends official notification of arrest of the President and his cabinet. Measures taken by the diplomatic corps and by the ambassador personally. 720
12 Same to same (telegram) Do Same subject. Reports success in causing Huerta and Diaz to cooperate, with the understanding that Huerta shall be Provisional President and Diaz name the cabinet. 720
General Huerta to Mr. Taft (telegram). do Same subject. Notification that he has overthrown the Government. 721
Feb. 19 Same subject. Proclamation by Governor Carranza of the independence of the state of Coahuila. 721
14 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Do Same subject. Summarizes the agreement between Huerta and Diaz and comments thereon. Requests instructions in regard to claims. 722
16 Same to same (telegram). Do Same subject. The procedure will be for the minister for foreign affairs to resign the executive power (which constitutionally devolves upon him) to General Huerta, who will be declared Provisional President and will announce his cabinet (names given). Reports conversation with General Huerta. 723
[Page LXI]18 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 20 Same subject. Reports installation of Huerta as Provisional President. General Diaz will transfer his forces to the Huerta Government. The ambassador, accompanied by the German minister, unofficially requested that the utmost precaution be taken to protect the lives of Madero and Pino Suárez. Requests instructions in the premises. Recommends retention in Mexican waters of the warships there. 724
20 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Requests instructions as to recognition of Huerta’s Government. 725
21 Same to same (telegram). Feb. 20 Same subject. Gives text of resignation of President Madern and Viee President Pino Snárez. 725
23 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to inform Huerta, informally and unofficially, that the President has received his telegram of Feb. 18. Formulates a statement as to the treatment of Madero, which may be made to General Huerta. 725
Mr. Holland to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 21 Same subject. Governor Carranza of Coahuila announces conformity to the new administration. 726
21 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. The President is glad to believe I that there is no prospect of injury to the deposed President and Vice President and their families. 726
23 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The ambassador assembled the diplomatic corps to discuss recognition of the new Government in view of an invitation to meet the President. It was agreed that recognition was imperative. The ambassador will act with his colleagues, and has instructed all consuls to do their best to bring about a general acceptance of the Provisional Government. 726
172 Mr. Holland to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Reports Carranza’s change from opposition to the Huerta Government to acceptance of it. 727
25 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction as to the attitude of the United States as to recognition of Huerta’s Government, and statement of matters to be presented to it and satisfactorily replied to before recognition can be expected. 728
1228 Same to same. do Tlahualilo case. Refers to his Jan. 30, and instructs him to interview the minister for foreign affairs and refer to Mr. Lascurain’s conversation at Washington with the Secretary of State and his promise on that occasion to present definite bases for a settlement with the company if arbitration is abandoned. 1006
26 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L. Wilson (telegram). Feb. 22 Political affairs. Defines the term “damages” as used in department’s Feb. 21, 11 p.m. 729
25 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the two foregoing. Expects an interview with De la Barra resulting in something satisfactory. Desires instructions. 730
28 Mr. H. Wilson to Mr. H. L. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to explain wherever necessary that the movement of 5,000 troops from Fort Omaha to Galveston is only a matter of routine and indicates no change of policy. Quotes a statement by the President in this connection given to the press. 730
29 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Feb. 23 Same subject. Refers to his No. 25, Feb. 22, 6 p.m. In giving further instructions the department will attach great importance to the embassy’s recommendations after the interview with De la Barra. 731
27 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram.) do Same subject. Madero and Pino Suárez murdered. Report of the occurrence as stated to the ambassador by Mr. De la Barra, and to the public by Huerta. 731
28 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Military honors will be done to the remains of Madero and Pino Suárez. 731
29 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Requests the department to accept as from the embassy the statement given the Associated Press by the ambassador regarding the killing of the President and Vice President—the Government’s version. 731
30 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Suggests sending the commanders of the vessels at Vera Cruz, with sailors and the marines. 732
31 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports text of an instruction to all consular officers, to urge general submission to the new Government. 732
Mr. De la Barra to Mexican Embassy (telegram) do Same subject. Huerta Government’s version of the killing of Madero and Pino Suárez as given to the Mexican Embassy to be handed unofficially to the department, and received Apr. 21, 1913. 732
[Page LXII] Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 23 Same subject. Quotes request of certain Mexicans from Salazar’s camp to pass over American soil en route to Mexico City. 733
Mr. Knox to Mr. Stimson (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the foregoing, with reasons for requesting that the desired permission be granted. 733
Mr. Nagel to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 24 Same subject. Refers to the foregoing and quotes order to the competent authority to permit passage over American soil of the Mexican petitioners. 734
33 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The Huerta Government refuses to accept the adhesion of Governor Carranza of Coahuila. 734
31 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 20, 6 p.m. The vessels now in Mexican waters will remain. 735
33 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 23, 5 p.m. When conditions indicate the suitability of formal recognition of those in de facto authority as a provisional government, the department will be ready to consider the suggestion of a visit of ceremony by the naval commanders, but is not in favor of even then sending also marines and sailors. 735
Mr. Bowman to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The killing of Madero has embittered the State of Sonora, which will not submit to the Provisional Government. 735
654 Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Knox do Same subject. The governor of Coahuila has not signified that he will recognize the Provisional Government. 735
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Rebel armies are active in Coahuila, Sonora and San Luis Potosi. 736
35 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Believes peace to be near; urges publicity for friendly attitude of the Provisional Government toward the United States. The Ambassador is disposed to accept the official version of the killing of Madero and to consider it a closed incident. 736
36 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to department’s Feb. 21, 11 a.m.; reports compliance therewith and response thereto. 736
1227 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson. do Same subject. Refers to the embassy’s Feb. 16, 9 p.m. and informs him of this Government’s policy as to temporary refuge sought by foreigners. 737
38 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 25 Same subject. The Associated Press announces that the British Government will not recognize the Provisional Government until after elections for permanent President. This has produced a disagreeable impression, and to avoid the like by a similar utterance by the United States, the Ambassador suggests either the maintenance of silence or the publication of an expression which he formulates. 738
36 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. Instructions. 738
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Requests explanation of department’s Feb. 25, 1 p.m. 738
Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits telegrams between the War Department and commanding officer at San Antonio relative to orders not to permit troops to cross the boundary. 739
Mr. Salazar to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Requests recognition of the provisional government of Vásquez Gómez. 739
Mr. De la Barra to Mexican Embassy. do Revolutionary claims. Memorandum of his interview with the American ambassador regarding claims. 940
46 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 26 Political affairs. Reviews Mexican conditions and the Mexican attitude toward the United States. Desires an expression of the department on the course of the embassy. 741
Mr. Carranza to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Expresses his certainty that this Government will not recognize the Huerta government. 742
Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 27 Same subject. Transmits telegram relative to Carranza’s operations. 742
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Describes conditions at Ciudad Profirio Diaz under Carranza 743
51 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 22, 6 p.m. and Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Mr. de la Barra believes everything can be arranged to Embassy’s satisfaction 743
52 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Sums up the conditions throughout Mexico. 743
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Rebel forces gathering in eastern Sonora. 744
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. A peace commission will meet at Nuevo Laredo Personnel given. 744
[Page LXIII] Mr. Knox to certain consuls (telegram). 1913. Feb. 27 Same subject. Informs the Consuls at Ciudar Juarez, Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, and Nuevo Laredo o orders to permit entry into the United States of peace delegates to the conference at San Antonio. 744
Mr. Knox to certain Cabinet officers (telegram). do Same subject. Informs the Secretaries of War Justice, the Treasury, and Commerce and Labor o the action indicated in the foregoing. 745
The Department of State to the Mexican Embassy do Same subject, same purport as the foregoing. 745
46 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits a telegram from the Mexican Foreign Office to the Mexican Embassy handed to the Department Feb. 27, which is a mere generality. The Department expects specific and binding commitments in answer to the instruction No. 29 of Feb. 23, 11 p.m. 745
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. Refers to his No. 46 of Feb. 27. De la Barra’s telegram was meant to be no more than an expression of good will. 746
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Revolution has broken out at Cananea. Troops wanted. 746
Mr. Bowman to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Ex-Governor Maytorena of Sonora has fled, probably to the United States. Situation serious. 746
Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. A majority of the people of Sonora are against the Provisional Government. 747
58 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram) do Same subject. Replies to his Feb. 26, 4 p.m. Recommends caution. 747
59 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. States the attitude of American public opinion as to the killing of Madero and Pino Suárez. Counsels caution, instructs as to the attitude to be maintained toward the Huerta administration. 747
58 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports request of Mr. de la Barra for withdrawal of American ships from Mexican waters and moderation of activity on the border. Gives substance of his response that he would resign if he could not carry out his instructions. 748
Mr. Pesqueria to the President (telegram). do Same subject. The Provisional Governor of Sonora, as a member of the National Congress, protests against recognition of the Huerta administration. President Madero did not resign, the alleged resignation being a forgery obtained without a quorum and by armed coercion. The assassination of the constitutional rulers brings a serious responsibility on those now seeking recognition. 749
Mr. Cable to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. The Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Labor transcribes a telegram sent to the competent authority in response to the Department’s request concerning the peace delegates. 749
58 Same to same (telegram). do Chamizal controversy. The Mexican Government proposes cession by the United States of San Elizario and Beaver Islands in exchange for cession 972
58 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Revolutionary claims. Memorandum of interview with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, touching the Chamizal, Colorado River, and Tlahualilo cases, and the general subject of claims. 940
64 Same to same (telegram). Mar. 1 Same subject. Supplements his No. 58 of Feb. 28; refers to the Chamizal, Colorado River, and Tlahualilo cases: the Douglas, El Paso, and Alamo claims, and the control matter of American claims. 942
64 Same to same do Chamizal controversy. The Mexican Government’s position as to the Chamizal case now depends on replies to be had from the Department of State. 973
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Political affairs. Peace commission held a harmonious session at Nuevo Laredo and has left for San Antonio. Personnel given. 750
59 Mr. wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 28, midnight, and reports Mr. de la Barra’s attitude toward the British Minister in relation to nonrecognition of the Provisional Government. 750
60 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Carranza has submitted unconditionally: other information. 750
522 Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Knox do Same subject. Reports efforts to reconcile different factions. 751
69 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 2 Same subject. Carranza, though formally submitted, is in arms between San Luis Potosi and Monterey. 751
[Page LXIV] Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Mar. 2 Same subject. Colonel Carranza at Ciudad Porfirio Diaz demands large sums from merchants to support his army, threatening not to be responsible for depredations otherwise; the merchants have decided to resist; danger from this situation may result to foreigners, who have appealed to the Consul. Instructions desired. Foreigners are no permitted to cross to the United States. 751
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports accessions to the rebels and defections from the Federals in the Ciudad Juarez district. 752
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Knox (telegram ) do Same subject. The State of Coahuila is in revolt. 752
Mr. Knox to Mr. Ellsworth (telegram). Mar. 3 Same subject. Replies to his Mar. 2 and instruct to insist on protection of Americans, to use hi good offices in behalf of other foreigners, and protest informally and unofficially against forbid ding foreigners to leave. 752
74 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Reports handing to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in behalf of the Diplomatic Corp a memorandum stating that the Diplomatic Corp has entered into communication with the Provisional Government without in any way committing themselves as to formal recognition, which is left to the respective Governments; explains this action. 753
Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegram describing firing across the border near Douglas, resulting in a return fire by United States troops and six Mexican casualties. Instructs to say to the Mexican Government that the return fire was justified, as it was a repelling of foreign invasion. Quotes instructions to the commanding officer to return fire when necessary, but not to cross the boundary. Instructs to notify the Mexican Government to take adequate steps to control the situation at Cananea and elsewhere. 754
Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes telegram from commanding officer at Douglas, quoting his instructions to return fire if necessary, but not to allow United States troops to cross the border. 755
69 Mr. Knox to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Chamizal controversy. Refers to his No. 58 of Feb 28 and No. 64 of Mar. 1, Chamizal case; instructs concerning modifications proposed by the Department as to bases of settlement; rejects the proposal of ceding the islands. 973
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan Mar. 4 Political affairs. Governor Carranza has submitted for transmission to the Department a proposition demanding the resignation of the Provisional Government and suggesting Lascurain for President. There is no hope of Carranza submitting to the Provisional Government. 755
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. General Felix Díaz called to congratulate the new American administration. 756
73 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Reports instructing Consul at Ciudad Porfirio Diaz to protect Spanish subjects where consistent and necessary, in compliance with Spanish Minister’s request. 898
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson. Mar. 5 Same subject. In connection with the Embassy’s No. 73 of Mar. 4, quotes an instruction to the Consul at Ciudad Porfirio Diaz regarding the protection of foreigners. 898
Mr. Bowman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Political affairs. Reports that the Congress of Sonora repudiates the Provisional Government; Hermosillo is being fortified. 756
77 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The State of Coahuila is the center of the most formidable resistance to the Provisional Government, and is the only State refusing submission. Other news of the revolution. Characterization of Carranza’s political standing. 756
78 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to thank General Díaz for his congratulations. 757
81 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reports interruption of the American mails though European mails arrive. Urges forcible representations. 757
Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 6 Same subject. Reports suggesting to the embassy that it would be good policy for the Provisional Government to withdraw its troops from Sonora, whereupon the State troops could restore order, after which the State would send a commission to Mexico City to discuss recognition. 757
[Page LXV]80 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). 1913. Mar. 6 Same subject. Approves his Mar. 3, 7 p.m. 758
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that the Embassy has urged Governor Carranza to come to terms with the Provisional Government; the governor indignantly refused and announced armed resistance. His strength should not be underestimated. The consulate is denied communication with the Embassy. 758
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Ellsworth (telegram). Mar. 7 Same subject. Instruction to protest vigorously against denial to consulate of communication with the embassy. 758
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Peace conference on American soil has failed to be held; self-appointed commissioners now on the way to Mexico City. 759
Mr. Maitorena to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Constitutional Governor of Sonora informs the Department of the successful state of the revolution and requests the United States not to recognize Huerta’s Government until the public shall have expressed themselves. 759
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reports continued refusal to permit communication with Saltillo. 759
91 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (Telegram). Mar. 8 Same subject. Reports dissatisfaction of the Provisional Government with the attitude of the United States as to recognition. Information as to British attitude, and inquiries by diplomats at Mexico City. 760
89 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes Mr. de la Barra’s telegram of congratulations, and instructs to express, informally and unofficially, his thanks. 760
91 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Instruction, m view of Mr. Hostetter’s telegram of Mar. 6, informally and unofficially to advise all inquiring officials that the United States is deeply interested in the restoration of order and to suggest mutual concessions; instruction to exercise all proper influence to bring about cooperation. 761
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hostetter (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes the foregoing 761
92 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Revolutionary claims. Reports an interview with the minister for foreign affairs concerning Tlalmalilo, Chamizal, Alamo, Douglas, and El Paso matters; says as to general claims that Mexico is willing to follow the precedents adopted by the United States in paying claims not falling within the rules of international law but settled for amicable and humanitarian considerations. 942
96 Same to same (telegram) Mar. 9 Political affairs. Refers to department’s Mar. 6, which instruction is precisely in line with his own policy. 761
Mr. McReynolds to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 10 Same subject. Quotes telegram from the marshal at San Antonio relating to the expected peace conference there, which was not held, and invites suggestions as to further suspensions of service of process. 762
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Reports Carranza’s military operations. 762
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Anti-Government forces constantly increasing; the struggle will apparently prove to be a real war. 762
98 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 11 Same subject. Reports retreat of Carranza to Monclova arid his probable early defeat, reducing the revolution to Sonora and Lower California. Counsels department as to attitude of certain consuls. Reports the rest of Mexico at peace. 762
97 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to the Embassy’s No. 96 of Mar. 9 and instructs in regard to extent to which to inform the Provisional Government of reports from American consuls. 763
175 Mr. Holland to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Confirms telegraphic instructions and reports; states conditions at Saltillo during occupation of Governor Carranza in opposition to the Provisional Government. 763
98 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Revolutionary claims. Refers to Embassy’s No. 92 of Mar. 8, as to general claims. Instructs him that the department asks nothing less than an unequivocal commitment of Mexico to the effect that all American claims growing out of disturbances in Mexico shall be submitted to and be adjudicated by an international commission. 943
[Page LXVI]102 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Mar. 12 Same subject. Reports that the Mexican Government expects soon to make a definite statement as to the Chamizal case, and that on showing the minister for foreign affairs the Department’s No. 98 of Mar. 11, he said the arrangement there mentioned would be contrary to Mexican law. 943
1901 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan. do Political affairs. A long despatch giving a history of the political disturbances leading to Madero’s overthrow and murder; comments on the legal status of the Provisional Government and the merits of recognition of it by the United States; the American colony; progress of restoration of peace; characterizations of Felix Diaz and Huerta; forecast. 768
Editor’s note Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc., into Mexico from the United States; various violations of neutrality. Review of this subject as to 1912. 867
105 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Chamizal controversy. Mexico agrees to the American proposal of bases for settlement of the Chamizal case. 974
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bowman (telegram). do Political affairs. Transmits Governor Maytorena’s telegram of Mar. 7. Instructs him to say orally to Maytorena that this Government considers it wise to remove misunderstandings by conferences when possible and by mutual concessions. Consuls may exercise proper influence to reconcile State and Central administrations. 776
Mr. Garrison to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Secretary of War transmits telegram showing Carranza’s forces increasing daily and no prospect of Carranza acquiescing in Federal offer to hold a peace conference. 777
105 Same to same (telegram) do Revolutionary claims. Reports that Mexico agrees to American proposal as to Chamizal case; Tlalmalilo case progressing satisfactorily; specific cases of damages growing out of the revolution would have direct offer; that American demands as to general claims were acceded to inform. The Ambassador will continue to insist on an international commission. 944
109 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Mar. 14 Same subject. Requests text of Mexican commitments. 944
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Political affairs. Many believe Governor Carranza’s goal is the Presidency; his success insecuring volunteers is unquestionable. 777
1906 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Refers to his own No. 1901 of Mar. 12. Transmits a personal, unofficial note which he has addressed to General Huerta, calling his attention to the Embassy’s note of Sept. 15, 1912. 777
284 Mr. De la Cueva to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 15 Same subject. Makes representations as to the legitimacy of the Huerta Government. 778
524 Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Reports events ending in the secession of the State of Sonora. 779
525 Same to same Mar. 17 Same subject. Same tenor. 780
117 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits statement given by the Mexican Government to the press concerning an interview between General Huerta and the American Ambassador. 781
118 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 18 TIahualilo case. Transmits text of note from the Mexican Foreign Office relative to the questions pending between Mexico and the United States and professing a desire to settle them all satisfactorial; references to the Chamizal. Colorado River, Tlalmalilo, border claims, and general claims cases. 1007
118 Same to same (telegram) do Revolutionary claims. Gives text of a note from the Foreign Office touching on the Chamizal, Colorado River, Tlahualilo, Douglas, El Paso, and Alamo cases; referring to “general claims growing out of the civil struggle “ it says that they will be divided into three classes; description of these classes and promise of early settlement. Instruction requested. 944
122 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Supplements his No. 118 of Mar. 18, 2 p.m. 945
118 Same to same (telegram) do Chamizal controversy. Transmits text of note from Foreign Office stating that the Mexican Government will give preferred and prompt attention to questions pending between it and the United States, and the Chamizal settlement will be the main object of its Ambassador’s mission at Washington. Instructions desired. 974
[Page LXVII] Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Mar. 20 Political affairs. The Provisional Government requests the withdrawal from Mexican waters of as many American war vessels as possible, since Mexican law does not permit foreign ships of war to remain over thirty days. The Ambassador has replied that as the United States does not recognize the Provisional Government as a de jure government, the Provisional Government’s representations are inopportune and its attitude should be expectant and receptive. 781
Mr. Adee to the President. Mar. 24 Same subject. Explains at length the procedure followed under the Proclamation of Mar. 14, 1912; recites objections to impartial enforcements; requests views. 872
132 Same to same do Political affairs. Full amnesty has been granted by Congress for the revolutionary period up to the establishment of the Provisional Government. Lack of recognition is preventing securing of loan. 782
Mr. Pesqueirato Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes his telegram of Mar. 6 informing the Department of the refusal of Sonora to recognize Huerta and offering assurances of the safety of American interests. Signed as Governor ad interim. 782
The President to Mr. Adee. Mar. 25 Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Refers to Mr. Adee’s letter of Mar. 24; approves action of the Department; expresses appreciation of careful consideration of the matter; asks that classes of shipments be separated so that each permit will contain articles falling under only one of the five classes. 875
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 26 Political affairs. Reports Constitutionalist victory at Cananea. 782
Mr. Lorillard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Argentina will probably not recognize the Government of Mexico until after the United States has done so. 783
138 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 27 Same subject. The Foreign Office suggests that the United States formally request permission for its war vessels to remain in Mexican waters. 783
144 Mr. Adee to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Chamizal controversy. States the Department’s understanding of the assurances contained in Mr. Wilson’s No. 105 of Mar. 13 and No. 118 of Mar. 18, and the Mexican Embassy’s memorandum of Jan. 27, in connection with the Department’s modifications contained in its telegram of Mar. 3. Instruction to state this understanding in a note to the Foreign Office. 975
141 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 28 Same subject. To his note in compliance with Department’s Mar. 27 the Foreign Office replies with certain stipulations. 975
226 Mr. Bowman to Mr. Wilson do Political affairs. Reports good order in Sonora, the State Government merely desiring repudiation of Huerta and not intending to secede from the Republic. Recruits continue to join the State forces. Other information. 783
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 30 Same subject. Carranza has declared himself Provisional President. 784
145 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Desires instructions as to joining his colleagues in a meeting to consider recognition. 784
145 Same to same (telegram) do Revolutionary claims. Requests instructions as to attendance at a Diplomatic Corps meeting to consider recognition and general claims. 946
148 Same to same (telegram) Mar. 31 Same subject. The Diplomatic Corps is unanimously for an international claims commission. 946
150 Same to same (telegram). do Political affairs. There is perfect accord between General Diaz and the Provisional President. 784
85 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. The British Government is recognizing Huerta as President ad interim of the Republic of Mexico. 784
158 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson. (telegram). Apr. 1 Same subject. Replies to his No. 145 of Mar. 30, 1 p.m. The Ambassador may call or attend a meeting of the Diplomatic Corps if he maintains a noncommittal attitude. 785
Mr. Oliver to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Military information. Carranza’s operations around Monclova. 785
158 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Revolutionary claims. Refers to his No. 145 of Mar. 30. Instructs in regard to claims commission. 946
1914 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Incloses memorandum of interview with General Huerta on Mar. 27, at which the claims commission was discussed. The President promised favorable consideration of the proposed international commission. 947
[Page LXVIII] Mr. Bryan to certain consular officers. 1913. Apr. 2 Prohibition of shipment of arms. Sets forth the policy followed by the Department in granting exceptions to the Proclamation of Mar. 14, 1912. 870
1916 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan. do Message of the Provisional President. Transmits message read to the Congress Apr. 1 by General Huerta. 691
1917 Same to same do Political affairs. Transmits copies of correspondence with the Foreign Office regarding retention of American war vessels in Mexican waters. 785
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 3 Same subject. Reports prospective establishment by Carranza of general headquarters of the Constitutionalists at Ciudad Porfirio Díaz. Constitutionalists preparing for a meeting there. 787
163 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 4 Same subject. Reports strengthening of Federal control with a few exceptions. 788
159 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Reports having remonstrated against intended execution of General Angeles. 788
171 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Apr. 5 Same subject. Refers to the foregoing and assumes that the Ambassador has acted solely on his own initiative and only on humanitarian grounds without the semblance of formal or official representation. 788
Mr. Ellsworth to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Constitutional Chief Carranza has put up on the customhouse a sign reading “Palace of the Government.” A majority of the people in the district are Carrancistas. 788
Mr. Colquitt to Mr. Bryan do Prohibition of shipment of arms. Quotes a report to the adjutant general of Texas showing smuggling of arms into Mexico from Eagle Pass. The Governor of Texas informs the Secretary that since the War Department had stated that enforcement of the neutrality laws was not the business of Texas, he had directed the State authorities to cease their efforts, in order to prevent conflict between State and Federal authority. 877
112 Mr. Johnson to Mr. Bryan. do Political affairs. Explains his action in sheltering at the consulate General Estrada, a Federal officer. 789
Mr. de la Cueva to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Requests permission for a peace commission to hold conferences at El Paso. 789
169 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 8 Revolutionary claims. Refers to department’s No. 158 of Apr. 1. The other foreign representatives indorse the policy of the United States as to settlement of claims. The foreign office, however, still urges its plan outlined in Mr. Wilson’s Mar. 18, 2 p.m. 947
414 Mr. de la Cueva to Mr. Bryan. do Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Requests that explosives exported to Mexico be reported to the Mexican Government in order that it may state whether or not there is objection thereto. 877
173 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Political affairs. Urges moral support of Provisional Government. 790
Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Bryan (telegram) Apr. 10 Same subject. Chile will largely conform to the action of the United States in regard to recognition of the Provisional Government. 790
176 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 12 Same subject. Spain has recognized the Provisional Government. 790
181 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Refers to his Mar. 20 from Vera Cruz. The foreign office requests a statement as to the stay of American war vessels beyond the constitutional limit of time. 790
Mr. Fierros to the President (telegram). Apr. 14 Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. In behalf of 238 Constitutionalists he requests that exportation of arms for Huerta forces be stopped and that the belligerent rights of the Constitutional army, be recognized if the President believes that the Constitutionalist Party is sincerely fighting for liberty 878
183 Same to same (telegram). Apr. 15 Political affairs. Suggests that aid be given the Provisional Government in securing a loan. 791
1924 Same to same. do Same subject Supplements his No. 1917 of Apr. 2 with further correspondence. 791
192 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Apr. 17 Same subject. Replies to his Apr. 12, 2 p.m. Gives movements of war vessels and instructs to request usual formalities. 793
Mr. Hamm to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 18 Same subject. Requests instructions for guidance of Americans in Durango in their relations with the contending factions. 793
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hamm (telegram). Apr. 19 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. Instructions for guidance of Americans in accordance with international law. 793
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson do Same subject. Replies to his No. 1917 of Apr. 2. 794
[Page LXIX]438 The Mexican Embassy to the Department of State. 1913. Apr. 19 Same subject. Discusses the attitude of this Government toward that of Mexico, whose legality it justifies. 794
Mr. Carranza to the President. Apr. 21 Same subject. This is file No. 812.00/7298 and was not to be found when this slip was written. 795
Mr. Bryan to all American consuls in Mexico (telegram). Apr. 23 Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Refers to Department’s Nov. 25, 1912; instructs to bring up to date the reports there referred to. 894
52 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Johnson. Apr. 24 Political affairs. Replies to his No. 112 of Apr. 7. Instructs him as to this Government’s’ policy in regard to affording protection at consulates. 796
Mr. Moore to Mr. Garrison. Apr. 25 Same subject. Transmits request of Mexican Embassy to permit General Ojeda et al. to return to Mexico, to be disposed of by the War Department. 797
213 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 26 Same subject. Will forward memorandum to the foreign office on the stay of American vessels in Mexican waters. 797
450 Mr. de la Cueva to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 29 Same subject. General Ojeda et al. having been detained anew, the Mexican Embassy requests permission for them to depart for Mexico. 797
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Tlahualilo case. The agreement between Mexico and the Tlahualilo Company may be considered as perfected, the contract of agreement having been signed. 1008
279 Mr. Moore to Mr. de la Cueva. Apr. 30 Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Refers to his No. 414 of Apr. 8. This Government can not accede to his request. The enforcement of the Joint Resolution and Proclamation thereof of Mar. 14, 1912, is a domestic matter, not contingent on the opinion of the Mexican Government. No exportation, however, is permitted when use thereof to promote domestic disorder in Mexico is probable 878
218 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 1 Political affairs. Constitutional elections are to be held on Oct. 26. 798
455 Mr. de Terreros to Mr. Bryan. May 2 Same subject. Transmits telegram from the foreign office stating that elections will be held Oct. 26, and that all political factions have united on a reconstructive program. 798
Mr. Moore to Mr. Wilson. (telegram). do Colorado River. Asks whether the foreign office has accepted the changes proposed to its counterdraft of the Colorado River Commission convention. 992
220 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan. May 3 Same subject. Replies to department’s inquiry of May 2. The Minister of Fomento is in practical agreement with the Department’s counterdraft of the amended convention. 993
Same subject. Editor’s note: The Ambassador on May 8 reported that General Huerta refused to consider the Colorado River question until formal recognition of his administration by the United States. No further action appears to have been taken during 1913. 993
Mr. Moore to certain consuls (telegram). May 3 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Informs the consuls at Nogales, Cananea, Hermosillo and Guaymas of violence to Chinese subjects in Sonora and instructs them to use their informal good offices where possible and permitted in behalf of Chinese resident in Mexico. 916
Mr. Moore to Mr. de Terreros May 7 Political affairs. Acknowledges this May 2. 798
212 Mr. Moore to Mr. Wilson (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to his Apr. 25, 7 p.m. This Government does not require permission, even under the Mexican Constitution, for retaining its vessels of war in Mexican waters. 799
225 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 8 Same subject. General Huerta advocates recognition of the Provisional Government in a statement to the ambassador. 799
225 Same to same (telegram) do Revolutionary claims. President Huerta informs the ambassador that in view of the delay of recognition of his government by the United States, Mexico does not feel like concluding the claims matters until the matter of recognition was settled. 948
225 Same to same (telegram) do Chamizal controversy. President Huerta has in effect refused further to consider the Chamizal question until such time as the United States recognizes his administration. 976
227 Same to same May 10 Political affairs. Supplements the foregoing; the Provisional Government will hereafter confine to routine matters its relations with the ambassa who comments on his resultant status. 800
[Page LXX]230 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. May 11 Same subject. Supplements the foregoing; Mr. de la Barra confirms the ambassador’s statement that the Mexican Government could not detract from the powers of a regularly appointed and duly accredited diplomatic officer except by handing him passports, which is not contemplated in the present case. 801
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Colquitt. May 13 Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Replies to the Governor’s Apr. 7. Smuggling of arms in a small way may be going on but probably not to an alarming extent. 879
293 Mr. Bryan to Mr. de la Cueva. May 14 Political affaris. Replies to his Apr. 7. 801
1955 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan. May 15 Same subject. Reviews the political, military, and economic situation in Mexico. 801
238 Same to same (telegram) May 17 Political affairs. Gives a list of the government’s that have recognized the Provisional Government and of those expected soon to do so. 804
239 Same to same (telegram) May 18 Same subject. Summarizes a statement by the Associated Press purporting to be an official announcement of the Department of State that official recognition of the Provisional Government is to be made. 804
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). May 19 Same subject. Instructs him to deny the truth of the foregoing. No statement whatever has been made in regard to recognition. 805
Mr. Colquitt to Mr. Bryan. do Shipment of arms. Refers to Mr. Moore’s letter of May 13. Believing that the Federal Government is right in assuming that the State of Texas has no jurisdiction over enforcement of the neutrality laws he has instructed the State officers accordingly. 879
Same to same do Same subject. Quotes telegram from I. L. Pérez, constitutionalist agent at Naco, Ariz., stating cases, of exportation of arms for Huerta Government and requesting that they be stopped. He has advised the writer that enforcement of the neutrality laws devolves solely on the Federal Government. 880
1956 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan May 20 Tlahualilo case. Transmits translation of the text of the contract between the Mexican minister of Fomento and the representatives of the Flahualilo Company whereby the controversy is closed. 1008
245 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 21 Political affairs. Belgium and Guatemala have formally recognized the Provisional Government. 805
252 Same to same May 25 Political affairs. Norway has formally recognized the Provisional Government. 805
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 31 Political affairs. Brazil would be glad to have an expression of this Government’s opinion in regard to advisability of recognizing the government of Mexico. Brazil desires to know if the Government of the United States would be incommoded if Argentina, Brazil and Chile should recognize the Government of Mexico before the United States found it convenient to do so. 805
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Morgan. (telegram). do Same subject. Replies to the foregoing. This Government is not ready to consider recognizing the Provisional Government and hopes the countries mentioned will withhold action until the course of the United States is determined. 806
265 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 1 Same subject. Russia has recognized the Provisional Government. 806
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 2 Same subject. Brazil will withold recognition until the course of the United States has been determined. 806
266 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Mexican loan of 200,000,000 pesos has been concluded. Speyer Bros. share in it. 806
268 Same to same (telegram) June 3 Same subject. The Chinese chargé d’affaires requests this Government’s protection for Chinese citizens in disturbed districts when in distress or danger. Instructions desired. 806
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Reports request of Chinese chargé d’affaires for American” protection to his nationals when in distress or danger. 917
Same to same June 4 Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Requests reports of outlying American settlements, to be supplementary to the reports in pursuance of the instructions of Nov. 25, 1912. 894
[Page LXXI] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). 1913. June 6 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Refers to foregoing and instructs him to render when necessary such informal good offices as possible and permitted. 917
240 Same to same (telegram) do Political affairs. Replies to the foregoing. Instructions to consuls may be issued when necessary to render such informal good offices as may be possible and as the local authorities may Permit. 807
280 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 9 Same subject. Urgently reiterates the advisability of recognizing the Provisional Government, with reasons therefor, and requests that this communication be brought to the direct attention of the President and that the ambassador be informed of the President’s policy on this question in order that the embassy may fully reflect it 807
281 Same to same (telegram) do Chamizal controversy. A note of June 9 from the foreign office states that the failure of the United States to recognize the ambassador of the Huerta Government and the unusual relations of the two Governments require treatment of the Chamizal question from a new point of view. The date on or before which the arbitral award must be executed is June 15, 1913, a point called to the department’s attention. Mexico reserves ail of its rights to the part of the Chamizal tract covered by the award and failure to execute the award on the date fixed must not be argued as detrimental to Mexico. 976
244 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). June 13 Chamizal controversy. Refers to his June 9 and instructs him to say that this Government takes note of Mexico’s reservation of rights, will hereafter take up the negotiations at the point of interruption, and endeavor to reach a mutually satisfactory conclusion along the general lines already marked out and agreed upon. 976
286 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Instructions of department’s No. 244 of June 13 have been complied with. 976
296 Same to same (telegram) June 19 Political affairs. General Diaz declares that his relations with Huerta are excellent; that the compact between them made at the embassy on Feb. 18 he now considered dissolved by the act of Congress setting Oct. 26 for presidential elections. Díaz greatly regretted this Government’s failure to recognize the Provisional Government. 808
1337 Mr. Moore to Mr. Wilson June 21 Revolutionary claims. Refers to his No. 1888 of Feb. 5. Instructs him to inform the British minister and the Mexican Government that his statements quoted therein were made on his own responsibility. 948
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 23 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Reports a case in which he made representations to the Mexican authorities in behalf of Chinese subjects. Requests that the matter be reported to the Chinese Legation in order to secure further action at Nosales and Cananea. 917
Mr. Romero to Mr. Bryan June 26 Shipment of arms. The confidential agent of the Constitutionalist Government states that if the Huerta government were not supplied with munitions of war from the United States, it is doubtful that it could have sustained itself in power for more than a brief period. A like privilege, moreover, is denied to the constitutionalists although they have forces and attributes justifying the United States Government in considering the protest hereby made to the protraction of the war due to the policy of the United States. 880
288 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Simpich. July 3 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Refers to his No. 244 of June 19 (not printed) in which he reports a request of Chinese near Cananea who desire to cross into the United States for protection. Instructs him as to procedure in facilitating the entry of Chinese into the United States for temporary refuse. 918
1998 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan July 7 Revolutionary claims. Refers to department’s No. 1337 of June 21, without further instructions he feels unable to proceed with the claims matters. 949
315 Same to same (telegram) July 8 Political affairs. De la Barra has resigned the position of minister for foreign affairs. Instructions desired as to what attitude to assume toward the new minister. 808
[Page LXXII]310 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. July 9 Same subject. Urgently requests that this Government take drastic action to protect American citizens and their property and to end the barbarous warfare now being waged; suggests two ways: (1) Official recognition of the Provisional Government coupled with a demand for guaranties; (2) closing of the embassy as a protest against existing conditions. Requests that this telegram be brought to the President’s attention. 808
277 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram.) July 10 Same subject. Replies to his July 8, 7 p.m. Instructs him to continue making his representations as in the recent past. This does not raise the question of recognition. 809
Mr. Roosevelt to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. The Acting Secretary of the Navy forwards to the Department of State a telegram showing protection of Chinese at Guaymas by the United States war vessels there. 918
318 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 11 Political affairs. Replies to the foregoing and refers to his own July 8, 7 p.m. Requests further instructions specifically relating to attendance at an official reception. 810
319 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Refers to his July 9, 5 p.m., and supplements it with further information, and further urgent suggestion to follow one of the two courses it points out. 810
16 Mr. Laughlin to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The recognition of Huerta’s Government by the British Government is provisional and will terminate in October at the election date, whereupon it will come up de novo. Sir Edward Grey says that recognition by other European Governments is similarly provisional, and hopes’ the United States will add its strength in a like manner. Requests instruction. 811
321 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 12 Same subject. Counsels aggressive attitude in view of anti-American demonstrations. 811
2007 Same to same July 15 Same subject. Incloses note sent July 12 to the foreign office in regard to the anti-American demonstrations. 811
333 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 17 Same subject. The Ambassador sails this day for the United States in pursuance of the department’s instructions. Mr. O’Shaughnessy has taken charge of the embassy. 812
337 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. General Felix Diaz has accepted a special ambassadorship to Japan. Other information. 812
Mr. Moore to Mr. Edwards, (telegram). do Protection of foreigners m Mexico by the United States. The Red Cross having been appealed to by the Chinese Legation for assistance for Chinese at Pearson, Chihuahua, the consul is instructed to report what the necessities are. 919
295 Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). July 18 Political affairs. Any anti-American demonstrations at this time could not but be viewed with serious misgivings. The authorities should appreciate this fact, as well as the grave responsibility that would attend connivance at or indifference to anti-American agitation. 813
340 Mr. O’Shanghnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. General Felix Diaz assures him his journey to Japan has no political significance. The police have orders to arrest anyone using disrespectful language toward the United States at the demonstration planned for the arrival of the Japanese minister. 813
293 Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to department’s No. 277, July 10, 5 p.m. and the embassy’s No. 318, July 11, noon. Instructions regarding attendance at the official reception. 813
344 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 19 Same subject. The Japanese Chargé d’Affaires formally states that his Government would regret anti-American demonstrations at the welcome to be given the Japanese minister. Mr. O’Shaughnessy has shown the foreign office the inadvisability of countenancing such agitation. 814
354 Same to same (telegram). July 22 Same subject. He did not attend the demonstration in honor of the Japanese minister, which was really a demonstration against the United States. 814
2015 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Incloses the foreign office’s reply to his note of July 12, copy of which was inclosed in his 2007 of July 15. 814
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Constitutionalists under Pancho Villa and Toribio Ortega are preparing to attack Juarez. 816
[Page LXXIII]2017 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. 1913. July 26 Same subject. Incloses a communication signed by Emiliano Zapata and other leaders of the Morelos revolution. It is a message from “The Revolutionary Junta of the South and Center of the Republic” directed to the United States Government, expressing gratitude for this Government’s refusal to recognize Huerta. 816
Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). Aug. 4 Same subject. Quotes statement made public in regard to acceptance of the resignation of Ambassador Wilson, and sending to Mexico of Ex-Governor John Lind, of Minnesota, as the President’s personal representative. “When the President is ready to communicate with the Mexican authorities as to restoration of peace he will make public his views.” 817
387 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Refers to department’s Aug. 4. Requests instructions to deny the report that Mr. Lind will insist on Huerta’s resignation, which if published would thwart the mission and be dangerous to both Mr. Lind and other Americans. 818
333 Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). Aug. 6 Same subject. Replies to his Aug. 5. Governor Lind’s mission is one of peace; the Mexican Government should not give weight to sensational newspaper misrepresentations. 818
397 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Department’s Aug. 6 was in substance given to the foreign office. Both the President and the minister were pleased with it. 819
Mr. Edwards to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Refers to department’s July 17, and suggests financial aid in bringing the Chinese from Pearson to El Paso. 919
2033 Same to same Aug. 7. Political affairs. Incloses a note of Aug. 6 from the foreign office saying that if Mr. Lind. “does not properly establish his official character or if he is not the bearer of the recognition of this Government by yours his sojourn in this Republic will not be pleasing.” 819
Mr. Bryan to certain diplomatic officers (telegram). Aug. 8 Same subject. “The statement of the Mexican foreign office was based on newspaper misrepresentations for which this Government is not responsible. In sending Governor Lind as advisor to the embassy the President is entirely within his rights, and this department will not assume that his going will be regarded as unfriendly when the character of his mission is understood.” 819
Mr. Bryan to the principal consular officers in Mexico (telegram). do Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Refers to department’s Nov. 25, 1912; instructs to bring the reports, there referred to, down to Aug. 20; and to revise the reports made in response to department’s June 4, 1913. 894
Mr. Bryan to certain consular officers in Mexico, (telegram). Aug. 9 Same subject. Instruction to forward immediately the report called for on Apr. 23. 894
Mr. Bryan to the principal American consular officers in Mexico. Aug. 16 Same subject. Confirms his Aug. 8 and gives further instructions for revision of reports. 895
Mr. Maytorena to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Aug. 20 Political affairs. Denounces Huerta. If the United States will waive embargo on arms and ammunition the Mexican people will soon end the war. As governor of Sonora he makes the foregoing suggestion and adds that all rebels recognize the governor of Coahuila, Carranza, as their supreme chief. 820
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wilson (telegram). Aug. 25 Revolutionary claims. Asks status of claims of foreign governments against Mexico. 950
Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). Aug. 27 Political affairs. Transmits the full text of the President’s message to Congress delivered Aug. 27, embodying the President’s instructions to Mr. Lind, and accompanied by the reply of the foreign office to Mr. Lind’s presentation of the proposals of this Government, together with the department’s instructions to American consuls in Mexico. 820
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Shanklin. do Same subject. Instructs the consul general to repeat to all consulates (except certain ones otherwise instructed) in Mexico the portion of the President’s message (quoting it) which announces the policy he will pursue. 827
[Page LXXIV]1 Mr. Bryan to the American consular officers in Mexico (telegram). 1913. Aug. 27 Protection of American life and property in Mexico Transmits the President’s notice to Americans and warning to Mexican authorities, with Instruction to make them known. The notice urges Americans to leave Mexico at once and assures them of this Government’s aid in doing so. The warning holds all Mexican civil and military official strictly responsible for any harm done by them o their agents to Americans or their property. 895
Mr. Bryan to certain diplomatic officers of the United States (telegram) Aug. 28 Political affairs. Transmits the President’s message except the previously sent instructions to Mr. Lind. Instructs to express to the foreign office the President’s appreciation of the friendly attitude o the Government to which each of them is accredited toward the representations of this Gov eminent to .that of Mexico. 828
Mr. Scholle to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Aug. 29 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Aug. 28, p.m. Spain limits its response to “an ardent wish that the understanding between the Republic may be of a character most favorable to the general interest of the two countries.” 829
Mr. C. S. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Aug. 30 Same subject. Department’s Aug. 28, 2 p.m. has been transmitted to the foreign office. Transmit response of the Russian Government to the embassy’s communication on Mexican affairs Russia, having recognized Huerta as Provisional President, can not advise him to renounce his candidacy; nor can she formally support the proposed good offices of the United States, since no request therefor has been made by Mexico. 829
471 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 1 Revolutionary claims. Answers Department’s Aug. 25. 950
327 Mr. Heimke to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 2 Political affairs. Refers to Department’s Aug. 28, 2 p.m. Incloses note from foreign office of Salvador expressing its moral support of the attitude of this Government as to Mexico. 829
1002 Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan Sept. 10 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Incloses an expression of thanks of the Chinese Government for protection given Chinese subjects in Mexico by the United States. 919
492 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 15 Political affairs. Transmits the most salient passages of the presidential message to be delivered on Sept. 16. Comments thereon. 830
497 Same to same (telegram). Sept. 17 Same subject. General Felix Diaz has been ordered to return to Mexico. Reports of anti-American feeling much exaggerated. 831
2060 Same to same do Message of the Provisional President. Transmits message read to the Congress Sept. 16, by General Huerta. 691
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Chang. Sept. 19 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. The consul at Durango having reported cases of suffering among Chinese there, the Department offers to instruct the consul as the Chinese Legation may desire. 920
472 Mr. Grevstad to Mr. Bryan. do Political affairs. Reports the President of Uruguay heartily in sympathy with the President’s sentiments pan-American policy as expressed in his message to Congress of Aug. 27, 1913. Incloses expression of similar nature from a Montevideo newspaper. 831
2072 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 22 Same subject. Transmits two notes from the foreign office to Mr. Lind dated Aug. 26 and Sept. 16. 832
Mr. Chang to Mr. Bryan Sept. 23 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Refers to Department’s Sept. 19 and requests that the consul at Durango be instructed to render necessary aid to destitute Chinese and charge the outlay to the Chinese Legation. 920
2081 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. do Revolutionary claims. Report of a meeting of certain foreign representatives with Sub-Secretary of State Pereyra. 951
Mr. Moore to Mr. W. B. Wilson. do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Informs the Secretary of Labor of a request for transportation of Chinese refugees through United States territory en route to Ciudad Juarez; requests cooperation. 921
538 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Political affairs. Confirms capture of Torreon by the Carranza forces. Requests sending of more war vessels. 835
542 Same to same (telegram) Oct. 10 Same subject. Transmits text of a resolution of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies relating to the disappearance of Senator Belisario Dominguez. 836
[Page LXXV]542 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Oct. 11 Same subject. Senator Dominguez delivered an anti-Huerta speech in the Senate on Sept. 23. He has disappeared and rumor reports him dead. The Chamber of Deputies on Oct. 10 passed resolutions of inquiry as to his disappearance. On Oct. 11, the Chamber refusing to reconsider the resolutions, 110 deputies were arrested and sent to the penitentiary, and Congress was dissolved. General Huerta says the elections will take place. 836
545 Same to same do Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs today informed the diplomatic corps that while his Government knew the dissolving of the Chamber of Deputies to be unconstitutional it was nevertheless necessary; that elections would be held and the new chamber would assemble Nov. 15. Mr. O’Shaughnessy and the Spanish minister were given assurances of the safety of the 84 imprisoned deputies at the penitentiary. “Huerta may now be considered an absolute military dictator.” 836
546 Same to same do Same subject. The Huerta administration has no financial plans at present, according to Huerta’s secretary. 837
Mr. Moore to Mr. Chang do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Reports to the Chinese Legation that the Department of Labor superintended the transportation of the Chinese refugees through United States territory to Ciudad Juarez. 921
547 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 12 Political affairs. In view of what has already occurred he fears for the safety of the imprisoned deputies, the wives and mothers of about 25 of whom have implored him to use his good offices in their behalf. Instructions requested. 837
Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs immediately to see the minister of foreign affairs and have him state to Huerta that any violence done to legislators would shock the civilized world and this neighboring Government could not be indifferent to execution of officials. 837
548 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Huerta says no violence will be done legislators but they must be tried for sedition and treason. 838
491 Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). Oct. 13 Same subject. Instructs him textually to deliver at once to the foreign office the message that the President is shocked by Huerta’s course in dissolving Congress and imprisoning deputies, which he finds impossible to regard otherwise than as an act of bad” faith toward the United States. It is not only a violation of constitutional guaranties but it destroys all possibility of fair elections. Elections under present conditions could not be regarded as expressing the will of the people and the President would not be justified in accepting their result or in recognizing a president so chosen. 838
549 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Huerta by decree assumes legislative functions; judiciary allowed to stand if not in conflict with executive. Text of decree. The exemption of deputies from arrest has been set aside by decree. Text of decree. 838
553 Same to same (telegram) Oct. 14 Same subject. Summary of decree setting aside the electoral law. 839
2093 Same to same. do Same subject. Incloses clipping from Mexican Herald of Oct. 11 relating to the dissolution of Congress. 840
Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). do Same subject. Repeats to certain diplomatic officers the telegrams of Oct. 12, midnight, and Oct. 13, noon, to the Embassy at Mexico City, with instruction to communicate them to the foreign office and report any comment made thereon. 841
Mr. Phillips to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of’ foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Chinese at Guaymas desire protection against commercial discrimination and ask the Consul’s protection. 922
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Phillips (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Oct. 14, and instructs him to urge appropriate authorities to give the Chinese every reasonable protection. 922
1447 Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy. Oct. 15 Revolutionary claims. Acknowledges his No. 2081 of Oct. 1. 954
Mr. Price to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 16 j Political affairs. The President of Panama cordially indorses the attitude of the United States as expressed in Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. 841
[Page LXXVI]331 Mr. Hinckley to Mr. Bryan. 1913. Oct. 17 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. The Government of Salvador approves the Mexican policy of the United States. 842
Mr. Gerard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Germany favors recognition of Huerta by the United States. 842
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Russia will urge Mexico to accept the advice of the United States in a conciliatory spirit. 842
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 18 Same subject Same purport as the foregoing. 843
8 Mr. Price to Mr. Bryan do Same subject Same purport as his telegram of Oct. 16. 843
4 Mr. Schmedeman to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. The attitude of Norway is in keeping with her settled course in lending the United States her moral support in our dealings with Mexico. 843
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. The President of Guatemala believes Huerta to be unbalanced; Guatemala is in sympathy with the action of the United States. 844
564 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Reports request of German minister to urge this Government to protect 40 Germans-detained by Villa at Torre on. 898
Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). Oct. 19 Same subject. Refers to his Oct. 18. The Consular Agent at Torreon has been instructed to inform rebel authorities that all foreigners should be permitted to depart unmolested. 899
2099 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 20 Same subject. Transmits letters from the Spanish Minister relating to anti-Spanish violence by Carrancistas including murder of nine Spaniards. 900
571 Same to same (telegram) do Political affairs. Text of executive order by Huerta raising the tariff 50 per cent. 844
2100 Same to same. do Same subject. Transmits lull text of the speech of Senator Belisario Dominguez, urging the Senate to depose Huerta, delivered Sept. 23, a few days before his disappearance. 844
78 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 21 Same subject. The British Government will wait till the elections of Oct. 26 before deciding on recognition. The Ambassador reports the substance of his explanation to Sir Edward Grey of the policy of this Government. Sir Edward’s comment. 846
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Same subject Replies to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Argentina’s Acting President refrains from comment, but expresses sympathy in the difficult situation. 847
255 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 22 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Brazil intends to act in full accord with the United States. 847
Mr. Harvey to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Chile coincides with Brazil’s attitude. 847
Mr. Marburg to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Belgium is prevented by traditional policy from comment thereon. 848
Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Italy is endeavoring to ascertain the attitude of other European powers. 848
576 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 23 Same subject. Reports reception of the Diplomatic Corps by Huerta and substance of Huerta’s statement concluding with a request that the several Governments be informed that he would not be a presidential candidate Same statement later made informally to Mr. O’Shaughnessy. 848
17 Mr. Penfield to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Austria-Hungary is not inclined to probe too deeply into the methods by which Latin American chief executives attain office and will probably recognize whoever in Mexico establishes himself in power. 849
Mr. Bryan to certain diplomatic officers (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. Instructs the Embassies at Vienna, Paris, Berlin, London, Rome, St. Petersburg and Madrid to say to the Foreign Office that this Government will soon make certain representations as to Mexico and meantime it is requested that no action be taken toward recognizing a Government there. 849
84 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Asks whether the Department would favor authorizing him to request the British Government as an act of friendship, to refrain from recognizing any one claiming to be elected President of Mexico at the elections of Oct. 26 until this Government has had a reasonable time to consider its course. 849
[Page LXXVII] Mr. Herrick to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Oct. 25 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. French Foreign Office reticent. Indications point to a concert of European Powers on the question. 850
582 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. General Diaz remains at Vera Cruz, probably as a campaign ruse. Mr. O’Shaughnessy has in his possession an alleged private instruction from Huerta to the Governor of Puebla regarding the procedure at the elections. Reports widespread belief that only armed intervention by the United States can save Mexico. 850
584 Same to same (telegram). Oct. 26 Same subject. The elections occurred without violence; public apathetic; vote very small. Huerta will remain in power until he and the new Congress decide on a date for elections. He hopes the opposition of the United States will rally Mexicans around him. 850
Mr. Gerard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Germany will wait as requested. 851
587 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 27 Same subject. Believes the document referred to in the foregoing is authentic, and at any rate it is an expression of Huerta’s ideas and may be taken as a basis for action. 851
Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. The British Government will await the President’s further announcement before taking action. 851
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page (telegram). do Same subject. The Ambassador’s Oct.24, 8 p.m. is sufficiently covered for the present by his Oct. 27, 2 p.m. 851
Mr. C. S. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Russia will take no step until after consultation and agreement with other powers. Remarks by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. 851
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan, (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Japan would like to receive a statement of the position of the United States. 852
94 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 28 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Records a conversation with Sir Edward Grey, who said he was glad to await the President’s communication therein promised. 852
21 Mr. Penfield to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Austria-Hungary will probably follow the lead of other European powers. Comparison made between the United States and Mexico and Austria-Hungary and Serbia. 853
2113 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Refers to his telegrams 582 and 587 and incloses the document referred to. 853
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Daniels. do Same subject. Advises the Secretary of the Navy that in receiving General Felix Diaz on board the U. S. S. Wheeling at Vera Cruz, it should be understood that he can be offered only temporary refuge and must not use the ship as a base for political activity. 854
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 28 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Requests that Chinese Legation be informed of distress of Chinese at Monterey to whom the Consul General is supplying food. 922
589 Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan do Revolutionary claims. Incloses documents handed to him by General Carranza showing the policy of the Constitutionalists in regard to foreigners and their property seized or purchased. 954
Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 29 Political affairs. Reply to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Italy will cooperate as far as possible with the United States. 855
Mr. Moore to Mr. von Meyer. Oct. 31 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Refers to protection offered French citizens at Santa Rosalia. 914
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hanna Nov. 3 Same subject. Instructs him to give necessary assistance to Chinese mentioned in his Oct. 28, keeping account thereof for charge to Chinese Legation. 922
Mr. Herrick to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 4 Political affairs. Ex-President Porfirio Díaz denies interview as to his alleged intention to return to Mexico; says he advised Huerta to subordinate self to country. 855
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hostetter (telegram). Nov. 5 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Quotes Mr. O’Shaughnessy’s No. 2099 of Oct. 20 and instructs to say to Carranza that he is expected to order adequate punishment of authors of the outrages mentioned and prevent repetition of violence to foreigners. 901
[Page LXXVIII] Mr. Escudero to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Nov. 6 Political affairs. Notification of appointment o R. V. Pesqueira as Confidential Agent of the Constitutionalist Government at Washington. 856
Mr. Bryan to certain diplomatic officers of the United States (telegram) Nov. 7 Same subject. Instructs each of them to say to the Government to which he is accredited that while the President can not yet announce in detail his Mexican policy, it is his immediate duty, he feels to require Huerta’s retirement from the Mexican Government; the United States must now employ the necessary means to secure that result This Government will not regard as binding upon the Mexican people anything done by Huerta since his assumption of dictatorial powers nor anything that may be done by the fraudulent Legislature, which he is about to convoke. The President hopes that the Government to which the diplomatic officer receiving this instruction is accredited will see fit to use its influence to impress upon Huerta the wisdom of retiring in the interests of peace and constitutional government. 856
Mr. Nelson Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 8 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Italy purposes exchanging views with the United States before adopting a line of action regarding Mexico, but the United States should bear in mind the fact that Italy recognized Huerta on July 16 as temporary president. 856
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Declines to make public expression of sympathy with the United States policy. 857
Mr. W. H. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m., and reports interview with Sir Edward Grey. 857
Mr. Gerard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Reports evasive answer of German Government. 858
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 9 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Brazil will instruct as the United States requests. 858
Mr. Schmedeman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 10 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Norway will instruct to impress upon Huerta the wisdom of retiring. 858
611 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Requests instructions in view of assembling of Congress on the 15th, usually attended by the Diplomatic Corps. 858
1462 Mr. Moore to Mr. O’Shaughnessy. do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Refers to his 2099 of Oct. 20 and instructs him to say to the Spanish Minister that instructions have been issued to seek protection of Spanish subjects in Mexico, and punishment of the outrages mentioned. 901
422 Mr. Harvey to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 11 Political affairs. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Chile, Argentina, and Brazil will endorse and sustain the position of the United States toward Huerta. 859
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m., which was communicated to the Japanese Government. Japan is supplying Mexico with arms. 859
Mr. H. R. Wilson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Guatemala will act in harmony with the United States. 859
Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. The British Government will not take the initiative in regard to Huerta but if Huerta shows expectation of British support he will be told that he can have it. 860
104 Same to same (telegram) Nov. 13 Same subject. Confirms his telegram of Nov. 11 860
Mr. Price to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Panama sympathizes with the efforts of the United States in regard to Huerta. 861
337 Mr. Hinckley to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 14 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Salvador will use its influence to impress upon Huerta the wisdom of retiring. 861
Mr. Willard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 18 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Spain is still considering the matter. 862
Mr. Moore to Mr. O’Shaughnessy. Nov. 20 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Acknowledges his transmission of the French minister’s thanks for this Government’s aid to French citizens at El Boleo. 914
280 Mr. Wright to Mr. Bryan Nov. 21 Political affairs. Transmits editorials from two Rio de Janeiro papers endorsing the policy of the United States towards Huerta. 802
[Page LXXIX] Mr. Edwards to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Nov. 23 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Chihuahua will probably fall into rebel hands without battle. 899
Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 26 Same subject. Transmits request of Japanese minister for this Government’s protection of Japanese at Pacific coast points. 915
69 Mexican Embassy to Department of State. do Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Memorandum transmitting allegations of breaches of the neutrality laws by United States officers at Naco, Ariz. 881
Mr. Gerard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 27 Political affairs. The Ambassador believes Germany may be persuaded to withdraw its recognition of Huerta. 863
Mr. Hale to Mr. Bryan Nov. 28 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. The Government of Costa Rica has not yet replied to his letter in regard thereto. 863
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Edwards (telegram). Nov. 29 Protection of foreigners. Refers to his Nov. 23 and instructs him to show to Villa the importance of protecting all foreigners in the territory under his control. 899
Mr. Bryan to Mr. O’Shaughnessy (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Nov. 26 and instructs him to say to the Japanese minister that United States war vessels will protect foreigners at ports where located. 915
Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 30 Political affairs. Francisco Villa’s Constitutionalist forces defeat Federals and take Chihuahua, garrisoned until occupation by 200 Federals in whose behalf the. Consul will us his good offices. 864
10 Mr. Schmedeman to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 1 Political affairs. Refers to Department’s Oct. 24, 6 p.m. The minister believes Norway will continue to give the United States the same moral support as in the past. 864
Mr. Bryan to certain diplomatic officers (telegram). Dec. 2 Same subject. Transmits extracts from the President’s annual message relating to Mexico. (“We shall not, I believe, be obliged to alter our policy of watchful waiting.”) 864
661 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The British Admiral, Craddock, was formally received by Huerta. 865
Same to same. Dec. 3 Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Memorandum transmitting allegations of breaches of the neutrality laws by United States officers at El Paso, Tex. 882
218 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Riaño. Dec. 6 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Informs him of instructions sent to Chihuahua to protect spaniards in that district. 901
39 Mr. Price to Mr. Bryan do Political affairs. Refers to department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Panama believes the United States is right in its Mexican policy. 865
670 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 8 Same subject. The newspapers report that the Italian minister will soon arrive to take up his official duties, which is even more regrettable than the reception of the British admiral. Comments on the situation. 865
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers. Dec. 9 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Instruction to go to Chihuahua, see Villa, I and urge on him the proper respect for foreign interests. 902
675 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 10 Political affairs. Transmits text of congressional session of Dec. 9; the Grand Committee submits a bill nullifying the elections of Oct. 26; convokes the people to extraordinary elections in July, 1914, and continues Huerta as “Constitutional President ad interim.” 866
2138 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan. do Revolutionary claims. The French and Russian Governments have refused to. accept the Mexican proposal of July 22 for settlement of revolutionary claims. 956
Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 11 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Recommends request to Red Cross for financial aid for Spaniards about to leave Mexico for El Paso. 902
Mr. Willard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 12 Same subject. Quotes requests of Spanish minister for foreign affairs for protection of Spanish subjects in Mexico. 902
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Letcher (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to represent to Villa the necessity for proper treatment of Spaniards in Mexico. 904
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Moore do Same subject. Informs him of imminent danger of Spaniards in Chihuahua and requests action by this Government in their behalf. 903
[Page LXXX] Same to same. 1913. Dec. 12 Same subject. Confirms the foregoing and repeats the request. 903
Mr. Moore to Mr. Riaño Dec. 13 Same subject. Refers to his two letters of Dec. 12; the department will spare no effort to secure protection of his countrymen. 904
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Willard (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Dec. 12. Department is sending a special consular agent to see Villa and reinforce efforts of consul at Chihuahua in behalf of the Spaniards. 905
Mr. Garrison to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes General Scott concerning condition of Spanish refugees. 905
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Transmits thanks of Spanish Government for measures taken by the United States in behalf of Spaniards in Chihuahua, and suggests issuing similar instructions to other consuls in disturbed territory. 905
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction, to proceed to Chihuahua, see Villa and reinforce the instructions to Consul Letcher relating to Spanish refugees. 906
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Moore Dec. 14 Same subject. Expresses the thanks of the Spanish Government for the aid given the Spanish refugees from Chihuahua at El Paso by this Government, the Red Cross and the El Paso people. Requests further protection for Spanish interests in Chihuahua. 906
Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 15 Same subject. Transmits the thanks of the Spanish minister to the various authorities at El Paso for aid to Spanish refugees. 907
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to use his good offices with Villa in behalf of Spaniards reported to be in danger from rebel authorities. 907
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Letcher (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to do everything possible to protect all foreign interests and report particularly as to Spaniards. 907
685 Mr. O’Shaughnessy to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Political affairs. The Mexican Congress adjourns until Apr. 14, 1914, having given Huerta extraordinary powers as to finances, army and police. 866
Same to same. do Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Memorandum transmitting allegations of breaches of the neutrality laws by United States officers at Del Rio and Brownsville. Tex. 883
Mr. Greystad to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 16 Political affairs. Refers to department’s Nov. 7, 10 p.m. Uruguay will not accord Huerta further recognition if reports show he has established a dictatorship. 866
262 Mr. Moore to Mr. Chang do Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Chinese at Mazatlan have stored $500,000 worth of merchandise near American consulate and have asked the Consul’s advice as to their personal safety. He has advised them to concentrate at the place of storage. The department so informs the Chinese Legation. 923
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Letcher (telegram). Dec. 17 Same subject. Same purport as his Dec. 15. 908
222 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Riaño Dec. 18 Same subject. Refers to his Dec. 13, and informs him that the desired instructions have been issued. (See next entry.) 908
51 Mr. Bryan to certain consular officers. do Same subject. Instruction to extend all possible proper protection to the lives and properties of Spanish subjects in their districts and to all other foreign subjects there. 908
Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reports his efforts in behalf of Spaniards, which were entirely futile. Gives Villa’s reasons for his conduct toward Spaniards. 909
217 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrett. Dec. 19 Prohibition of shipment of arms, etc. Incloses a memorandum from the Mexican embassy dated Dec. 16, alleging action of the United States authorities at Laredo, Tex., prejudicial to the Mexican Federal army. Instructs to investigate and to inform the local authorities. 883
199 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Ellsworth Dec. 20 Same subject. Incloses copy of Mexican Embassy’s memorandum of Dec. 3 (ante) and instructs to bring to the attention of the local authorities. 884
Mr. Moore to the consular officers in Mexico. Dec. 26 Protection of American life and property in Mexico. Instruction to continue up to Jan. 1, 1914, the reports called for in the first paragraph of the instruction of Aug. 8. 896
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Dec. 26 Protection of foreigners in Mexico by the United States. Reports interview with Villa. 909
[Page LXXXI] Mr. Moore to Mr. Car others (telegram). 1913. Dec. 27 Same subject. Instructions as to representations to be made to Villa. 909
Mr. Moore to Mr. W. B. Wilson. Dec. 29 Same subject. In relation to refuge of Japanese in the United States if forced out of Mexico, refers him to precedent in the instructions as to Chinese in 1912. 916
Mr. Moore to Mr. Chinda do Same subject. Informs him of instructions to the consul at Chihuahua in regard to Japanese, and of conference with the Department of Labor as to temporary refuse of Japanese in the United States. 916
Mr. Car others to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 31 Same subject. Report of interview with Villa 910

morocco.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
363 Mr. Blake to Mr. Knox 1913. Feb. 18 Responsibility for the safety of foreigners. Reviews the correspondence on this subject and informs the department of the irresponsible attitude of the Moroccan Government and the opinion of the diplomatic corps. Requests instructions. 1011
370 Mr. Blake to Mr. Knox Mar. 4 Same subject. Transmits the proposed letter on the subject to the Moroccan Government and points out a clause regarding which he desires instruction. 1014
113 Mr. Adee to Mr. Blake Mar. 24 Same subject. Instructs him that this Government insists that American lives and property must be protected in conformity with treaty rights, and that the establishment of the French Protectorate would indicate French responsibility. 1015
Mr. Adee to Mr. Blake (telegram). Mar. 26 Same subject. Suggests an amendment to the letter. 1015
401 Mr. Blake to Mr. Bryan June 30 Same subject. Amendment suggested by the department adopted by the diplomatic corps. 1016

netherlands.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
103 Mr. Mahin to Mr. Bryan 1913. July 10 Misuse of the American Flag. Reports use of the flag for advertising purposes in Amsterdam. 1017
62 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Van Dyke. Aug. 9 Same subject. Transmits a copy of the consul’s report and instructs to bring the matter to the attention of the foreign office with request to prohibit if possible such misuse of the flag. 1018
166 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Bryan Sept. 3 Dedication of the Palace of Peace at The Hague. Description of the ceremonies. Aug. 28. 1913. 1017
6 Mr. Van Dyke to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 1 Misuse of the American Flag. The Government has suggested to the Amsterdam authorities withdrawal of the flag from advertising use and that the persons involved have voluntarily complied with the request of the authorities. 1018

nicaragua.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Financial affairs. Editors’ note. 1034
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). 1913. Jan. 31 Same subject. The President of Nicaragua having received an offer of financial backing, wishes to know whether the New York bankers will accept immediate liquidation of the existing loan, thereby releasing all guaranties except the option on 51 per cent of the railroad, which does not expire until March. The minister is instructed to express to the President the surprise of this Government at this proposition, since the financial condition of Nicaragua makes liquidation impossible except under exceedingly onerous obligations; the United States can not favor any present alteration of Nicaragua’s financial system unless it had examined and approved the alteration. 1034
[Page LXXXII] Mr. Weitzel to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb. 2 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Jan. 31. As the bankers will neither advance another dollar nor entertain a new proposition pending the change of administration at Washington, the situation is serious for Nicaragua. Further details of the financial crisis. 1035
Mr. Knox to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). Feb. 4 Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 2. There is no reason to believe the change of administration in the United States will affect this Government’s Nicaraguan policy. The bankers declare they are taking steps to exercise their option on the 49 per cent of the railroad, but make no promises. 1036
Mr. Weitzel to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his own Feb. 2. Presents a proposition made by Nicaragua for the Department’s consideration. 1036
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 9 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Feb. 4, and the proposal made by the bankers through Cole. Nicaragua thinks the bankers do not appreciate the great urgency of relief at once. Outline of a new plan offered by Nicaragua. 1037
Mr. Knox to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 4 and 9; the bankers are considering the plan outlined in the latter. 1037
Mr. Weitzel to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 20 Same subject. An English syndicate offers to finance Nicaragua. The American bankers do not realize the urgency of the situation. 1037
Mr. Knox to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). Feb. 24 Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 20. The bankers have cabled a proposition to Mr. Cole and are anxious for the Assembly to act on the 49 per cent option on the railroad. 1038
Mr. Weitzel to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 26 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Feb. 24. The bankers have rejected all Nicaragua’s proposals and ask further concessions; situation very embarrassing: details. 1038
Mr. Knox to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). Feb. 28 Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 26. The bankers have submitted a proposal; it is hoped Nicaragua will do nothing to cause loss of benefits already obtained. 1038
Mr. Weitzel to Mr. Knox (telegram). Mar. 2 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Feb. 28. The Assembly refuses to authorize sale of the whole railroad; two courses are now open; outline thereof; remarks. 1038
Mr. Knox to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). Mar. 3 Same subject. Refers to his Mar. 2. The matter is being urgently presented to the bankers. 1039
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Weitzel (telegram). Mar. 5 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Mar. 3. Transmits reply of the bankers to the contents thereof. 1039
Editor’s note Proposed inter oceanic canal treaty. Reviews the negotiations between the United States and Nicaragua leading to the signing of a canal treaty on Feb. 8, 1913. 1021
Mr. Calvo to Mr. Bryan Apr. 17 Same subject. Protest of the Government of Costa Rica against the canal treaty with Nicaragua. 1022
Mr. Weitzel to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 30 Same subject. Bundy Cole, manager of the National Bank, has gone to the United States to consult the bankers about Nicaragua’s proposals for a new loan. 1039
May 22 Same subject. A memorandum prepared in the department, reviewing the financial history of Nicaragua from the signing of the loan convention on June 6, 1911, and stating the policy of the United States toward Nicaraguan finances. 1040
Mr. Jones to Mr. Bryan. May 27 Same subject. Transmits the statement by the President of Nicaragua that the failure of his representatives to secure financial relief is due to the disinclination of the department to define its attitude. 1042
Mr. Chamorro to Mr. Bryan. June 5 Same subject. Advises him that the response of Nicaragua to Costa Rica’s protest against the canal treaty is ready; it explains that this treaty is not properly so called, but is rather an option dealing with the rights the United States might exercise in case of construction of a canal through Nicaragua. Requests the department’s opinion of the protest of Costa Rica. 1023
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chamorro. June 24 Same subject. Acknowledges his June 5 and says that this Government will take up the protest directly with Costa Rica. 1024
Nicaraguan Legation to the Department of State. July 15 Same subject. Nicaraguan statistics. 1043
Brown Bros. & Co. and Seligman & Co to Mr. Bryan. July 24 Same subject. Inclose a proposition made by the President of Nicaragua, June 30, 1913. 1045
[Page LXXXIII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hitt and Mr. White (identic telegram). 1913. Aug. 2 Same subject. Instructs the ministers to Guatemala and Honduras that in Costa Rica and Honduras public demonstrations against the canal treaty with Nicaragua have been reported; instructs them that they may, at an opportune time, say to the respective Presidents that the ministers of their countries at Washington are fully informed as to the treaty terms, which do not contemplate any change in the policy of this Government in regard to Central America. 1024
145 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Heimke. Aug. 5 Same subject. Refers to a report by the minister that in Salvador there is hostility to the acquisition by the United States of a naval base on the Bay of Fonseca; the Government of Salvador fears no violence in that connection, but if Americans in Salvador should be threatened, the Government will give them every protection. Instruction to thank President Melendez for this assurance. 1025
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jefferson (telegram). Aug. 17 Financial affairs. Instructs him to send data showing Nicaragua’s financial condition. 1046
Mr. Bryan to Brown Bros, (telegram). Aug. 20 Same subject. Requests statement of amount now owed by Nicaragua; terms on which the bankers would increase their loan; attitude toward relinquishing option on railroad. 1046
Mr. Cuadra to Mr. Bryan Aug. 30 Same subject. Review of the financial condition of Nicaragua; statement of the desire of Nicaragua for a large loan; terms outlined; appeal to the department for its aid in negotiating such a loan. 1047
Messrs. Cuadra and Chamorro to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 1 Same subject. Presentation to the department of a proposed loan to be negotiated with Samuel Miller Jarvis, inclosing memorandum of the substance of the proposed contract with Jarvis, involving the liquidation of the debt to the New York bankers. 1050
Brown Bros, and Seligman Co. to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 4 Same subject. Incloses memorandum of proposed contract embodying suggestions of the department. 1052
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Jefferson (telegram). Sept. 13 Same subject. Instruction to learn whether the President of Nicaragua favors the sale of the 51 per cent at $1,000,000 of the railroad merely because of the existence of the option, which sum appears not enough. 1053
Mr. Jefferson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 16 Same subject. Refers to the department’s Sept. 13. The President says the option is worth more than $1,000,000, but the need for immediate funds is urgent and he wishes the bankers to exercise their option. The road is probably worth $3,000,000. 1053
Mr. Bryan to Messrs. Brown Bros, and Seligman Co. (telegram). Sept. 17 Same subject. Informs them that department sees no need for including the 49 per cent of railroad stock in the loan contract, a copy of which the department would like to see before signature. 1054
Messrs. Brown Bros, and Seligman Co. to Mr. Bryan. Sept. 19 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Sept. 17. Impossible to eliminate the 49 per cent of railroad stock from the contract, but the parties have reached an understanding in regard thereto which it is trusted will meet Department’s approval. The contract will be submitted for approval before signing. 1054
Mr. Hale to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Proposed interoceanic canal treaty. The minister has just learned that Salvador has invited Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras to a meeting at San Salvador to consider and perhaps protest against acquisition by the United States of the Fonseca and Dulce stations. Costa Rica will not accept unless Nicargua is invited also. 1025
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hale (telegram). Sept. 20 Same subject. Replies to his Sept. 19, and instructs him to suggest, when opportunity offers, to the Government of Costa Rica that its acceptance of Salvador’s invitation should be based not merely on the inclusion of Nicaragua therein, but upon Nicaragua’s acceptance. 1026
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Heimke (telegram). Sept. 26 Same subject. Instructs him to say to the President of Salvador that this Government is pained to learn that Salvador questions the good faith of the United States, which has done nothing to justify the movement which it is reported Salvador is attempting to start. 1026
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jefferson (telegram). Sept. 27 Same subject. Quotes the foregoing telegram to Mr. Heimke. 1026
[Page LXXXIV] Mr. Hinckley to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. Sept. 30 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Sept. 26 to Mr. Heimke, which he has imparted to the President of Salvador, who says the invitation to the other Central American Governments did not refer to the canal treaty, and as the invitation was not well received by the other Governments, the matter is now closed. Further information as to purpose of the invitation. 1026
Same to same Oct. 2 Financial affairs. Refers to Department’s Sept. 17. Submits the five agreements relating to the loan contract, which will not be signed until approved by the department. 1055
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Cuadra. Oct. 6 Same subject. Suggests addition to the contract of a provision for paying $400,000 to the persons entitled to damages under awards of the Mixed Claims Commission. 1055
Mr. Bryan to Messrs. Brown Bros, and Seligman Co. do Same subject. Incloses the foregoing to Mr. Cuadra 1056
Same to same. do Same subject. The Secretary is pleased to note the bankers’ disposition to omit from the loan contract the concession of the San Jorge-San Juan railroad. 1056
Same to same. do Same subject. States that Nicaragua wishes the bankers to have 51 per cent each of the railroad and the bank, under a contract made in 1911. The Secretary refrains from comment. 1056
Same to same. do Same subject. The Department approves the now perfected loan contract with Nicaragua, with certain reservations; attitude of this Government toward Nicaragua. 1056
Mr. Chamorro to Mr. Bryan Oct. 7 Same subject. Thanks of President Diaz for the good offices of the United States in the adjustment of the new loan. 1057
Mr. Moore to Mr. Chamorro (telegram). Oct. 8 Same subject. Acknowledgment of the foregoing 1057
Brown Bros. & Co. and J. & W. Seligman & Co. to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Reply to the first of the four letters of the Department dated Oct. 6. The Department’s suggested provision is rejected by the minister of finance of Nicaragua, whose letter is inclosed. 1058
Mr. Moore to Mr. Jefferson (telegram). Oct. 10 Same subject. Quotes the letter of Oct. 6 to the finance minister of Nicaragua and instructs to say to the President of Nicaragua that in view of the Dawson Pact and the Nicaraguan decree of organization the Mixed Claims Commission’s awards must be respected, and should be paid out of the new loan. 1059
Mr. Cuadra to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Replies to Department’s Oct. 6, that Nicaragua can not consider the suggested provision set forth therein. 1059
Mr. Emilio Chamorro to Mr. Diego Chamorro (telegram). do Proposed interoceanic canal treaty. Honduras and Guatemala have declined Salvador’s renewed invitation to a conference on Nicaragua’s problems. Nicaragua is preparing a note of protest to Salvodor. 1027
Mr. Moore to Mr. Jefferson (telegram). Oct. 11 Financial affairs. Refers to Department’s Oct. 10. Instruction to say to the Government of Nicaragua that the bankers have agreed to set aside $400,000 of the new loan not to be drawn against pending arrangement with the department of the claims commission matter. 1060
Mr. Jefferson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 13 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 10 and Oct. 11. The President of Nicaragua declares it impossible to accede to the Department’s suggestion relating to the $400,000, but agrees to use for the payment of claims commission awards any balance left after settlement of pressing administrative expenses. 1060
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost and Colt to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 18 Same subject. Refers to the letter of Oct. 2 from Brown Bros, and Seligman to the Department; and to the Department’s reply thereto of Oct. 6. Incloses, by direction of the Nicaraguan Government, original counterparts of the five agreements pertaining to the new loan, which they have been holding in escrow. 1050
Oct. 20 Same subject. Statement for the press prepared by the bankers and approved by the Department, giving an outline of the provisions of the agreements pertaining to the new loan. 1061
Mr. Dueñas to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 21 Proposed interoceanic canal treaty. Protest of Salvador against the acquisition by the United States under the canal treaty, of the Fonseca naval station. 1027
[Page LXXXV] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chamorro 1913. Oct. 27 Financial affairs. Incloses a copy of the fourth of the Department’s four letters of Oct. 6 to the hankers, which clearly, defines the Department’s position in regard to the new loan. 1063
Mr. Bryan to Brown Bros. & Co. and Seligman & Co. (telegram). do Same subject. The Department desires that $200,000 of the $400,000 set aside as agreed upon be now placed at Nicaragua’s disposal, the remainder to be arranged for later. 1063
Brown Bros. & Co. and Seligman & Co. to Mr. Bryan Oct. 29 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 27 and reports compliance with its request; gives directions for collection of the $100,000 check under the arrangement therein referred to. 1064
Mr. Chamorro to Mr. Bryan Oct. 31 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Oct. 27 and expresses thanks for the good offices of the United States in regard to the loan. 1064
Mr. Bryan to Brown Bros. & Co. and Seligman & Co. Nov. 5 Same subject. Refers to their letter of Oct. 29; requests that the remaining $200,000 be placed at the disposal of Nicaragua. 1064
Brown Bros. & Co. and Seligman & Co. to Mr. Long. Nov. 24 Same subject. Incloses statement given to the press Nov. 20, with reference to the gold reserve for redemption of Nicaraguan bank notes. etc. 1065
Mr. Cuadra to Mr. Chamorro. Dec. 13 Same subject. An undated memorandum, left with the Department Dec. 13, pertaining to Nicaragua’s view of this Government’s position in regard to the use of loan funds for mixed commission awards. 1066
30 Mr. Jefferson to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 17 Message of the President. Incloses copy of the message of the President of Nicaragua to the Congress, Dec. 15. 1020
32 Same to same. Dec. 18 Proposed interoceanic canal treaty. Incloses copy of the protest of Colombia to Nicaragua against the conclusion of a treaty with the United States involving the rights of sovereignty of Colombia over Great Corn and Little Corn Islands. 1031
Mr. Chamorro to Mr. Urrutia. Dec. 24 Same subject. Answer of Nicaragua to the protest of Colombia (see inclosure to Mr. Jefferson’s Dec. 18). 1032

panama.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
250 Mr. Andrews to Mr. Knox. 1912. Nov. 20 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Transmits translation of Panama testimony relating to the riot of July 4, 1912. at Cocoa Grove. 1069
258 Same to same Dec. 5 Same subject. Reports the delay, probably deliberate, of the Panaman Government in regard to the detection and arrest of the police concerned in the Cocoa Grove affair of July 4, 1912. 1069
Mr. Dodge, to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Jan. 8 Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Reports that an American citizen, Basil Burns Duncan, is to be granted a concession to construct a railroad from the mouth of the Chagres River south-westward at least 50 kilometers, in accordance with Law 82 of 1904. The Minister has obtained postponement of the grant pending his consultation with this Government. 1081
281 Same to same do Same subject. Refers to the foregoing telegram and incloses text of Duncan’s contract with the Panaman Minister of Public Works; points out that by this contract a concession would be granted couched in such vague terms as to indicate the propriety of its consideration by the department; reports his request for delay to allow such consideration, which was granted. 1082
98 Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge. Jan. 9 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Refers to Mr. Andrews No. 250 of Nov. 20, 1912, and instructs him to take up again with the Foreign Office the question of adjustment of the matters growing out of the disturbances in Panama on July 4, 1912, in which two American citizens lost their lives and many others were seriously injured; to say that after careful study of the testimony collected by the Panaman authorities the Department concludes that it is not only unworthy of credence as to absolving the Panaman police from guilty responsibility, but abundantly shows that said police were utterly lawless in their attacks; to insist upon the bases of adjustment set forth in the Department’s Sept. 24, 1912, and immediate compliance therewith. Examples of guilt of certain police officers. 1070
[Page LXXXVI]287 Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge 1913. Jan. 11 Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Refers to his No. 281 of Jan. 8; reports that the concessionaire, Mr. Duncan, would be glad to have the Department examine the contract: other information. 1083
291 Same to same Jan. 14 Proposed railway legislation in Panama. Incloses copy of proposed law for construction of Panama-David railroad. 1094
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Jan. 18 Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Approves action reported in his No. 281, which has been referred to the War Department. Inquires whether it would be advisable to have a commission examine the Duncan contract. 1084
Mr. Dodge to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his own, Jan. 8 and despatch No. 281. The Foreign Office requests early decision as to the Duncan contract. 1084
Same to same (telegram). Jan. 19 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Jan. 18 and advises having a commission examine the contract. 1085
Same to same (telegram) do Proposed railroad legislation in Panama. Reports proposed railway construction bill, cancelling the bill mentioned in his No. 291 of Jan. 14, authorizing the President to determine the mileage of construction, etc. Requests instructions. 1095
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Jan. 20 Same subject. Refers to his Jan. 19. The Department desires to examine text of the proposed bill and its delay pending such examination. 1095
298 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Knox. do Same subject. Refers to his No. 291 of Jan. 14 and telegram of Jan. 19. Incloses copy of the bill referred to in the telegram. Suggests outlines of representations to be made to Panama. 1096
Mr. Knox to Mr. Stimson. do Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Informs him of the Duncan contract; incloses copy of Mr. Dodge’s No. 281; requests examination of the contract from the strategic point of view. 1085
Same to same. do Same subject. Refers to Department’s earlier letter of this date and informs him of Mr. Dodge’s opinion of the desirability of a commission to examine the Duncan contract; requests appointment of such a commission, whose decision would be quite apart from the War Department’s examination from the strategic, standpoint. 1085
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Jan. 21 Same subject. Refers to his Jan. 19; directs him to act as chairman of the commission to be created to take action similar to that outlined in Department’s No. 42 of Apr. 8, 1912. 1086
Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox Jan. 22 Same subject. Refers to Department’s two letters of Jan. 20, copies of which he is forwarding to the chairman and the Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission with instructions to appoint a representative on the examining commission. 1086
Mr. Knox to Mr. Stimson. Jan. 27 Same subject. Refers to the foregoing and incloses copy of Mr. Dodge’s No. 287. 1087
101 Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge do Same subject. Refers to Mr. Dodge’s No. 287 of Jan. 11 and incloses copy of the War Department’s letter of Jan. 22. 1087
Mr. Dodge to Mr. Knox (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Jan. 21. The commission recommends disapproval of the Duncan contract on the ground of indefiniteness. 1087
302 Same to same. do Same subject. Refers to Department’s telegram of Jan. 21 and his own of Jan. 27; incloses report of the commission disapproving the contract. The Panaman Assembly will prolong its session to Feb. 17 1088
309 Same to same. Jan. 30 Same subject. Refers to his No. 302 of Jan. 27 and transmits copy of a letter from Mr. Duncan stating his desire to alter the contract to satisfy the Department of State and Mr. Duncan’s request for an early decision of the Department on the matter. The Assembly will await that decision. 1090
310 Same to same. do Proposed railroad legislation in Panama. Refers to Department’s Jan. 20, which has been complied with; reports the assurance by President Porras that no railway construction would conflict with the rights of the United States under Art. V of the Convention of 1989 1096
313 Same to same. Feb. 1 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Refers to Department’s No. 96 of Dec. 27, 1912, and gives at length the present status of the investigation, his action in order expedite it. 1072
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 7 Proposed railroad legislation in Panama. Reports receipt of a note from the Foreign Office stating that the bill before the Assembly would be postponed until Feb. 14, as a mark of courtesy to the United States. 1097
[Page LXXXVII]314 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Knox (telegram). 1913. Feb, 7 Same subject. Refers to his No. 310 of Jan. 30 and telegram of Feb. 7; incloses copy of a note from the Foreign Office regarding which the Minister for Foreign Affairs intimates that the only ground upon which the United States could properly object to the railroad construction bill would be in case it violated Art. V of the Canal Treaty; reply of the Minister. Also incloses copy of the message of President Porras to the Assembly relating to the bill. 1097
Same to same (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. Refers to his telegram of Feb. 7. The railway construction bill will probably be passed Feb. 15, unless the Department desires further postponement. 1099
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Feb. 13 Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Transmits telegram from Col. Goethals to the War Department reporting adversely on the contract from the military standpoint’. Instructs him to address the Foreign Office and referring to Department’s instruction of Sept. 20, 1911, say that under the circumstances this Government considers that the Duncan contract should not be permitted to become effective unless amended to meet the views its duty imposes on this Government, and would be glad to approve any railroad contract not detrimental to the construction, maintenance and operation of the canal-matters in which the two Governments should take an equal interest. 1090
Same to same. Feb. 17 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Approves his action as reported in his No. 313 of Feb. 1. 1073
Same to same (telegram). do Proposed railroad legislation in Panama. Refers to his No. 298 of Jan. 20. The railroad construction bill seems to involve the annuity of $250,0Q0 shortly to become payable by the United States to Panama and the income from the $6,000,000 invested in New York. Department’s attitude as to the $250,000 is made clear in its telegram of May 31, 1912, and as to the income from the $6,000,000 it is a matter requiring the most careful consideration and consultation between the two Governments. The department would therefore object to the passage of the bill as it now stands, and believes it should be amended so as to except these two items. Instructs him to state to the President of Panama that the department could not consent to be bound by any law including these features of the bill and would be obliged to make formal representations. 1099
Mr. Dodge to Mr. Knox (telegram). Feb. 22 Same subject. Reports compliance with Department’s Feb. 17. He is informed by President Porras that the bill had become a law on Feb. 18, and the present attitude of the United States is surprising in view of the report of the minister of Panama at Washington that the department had no objection to the pledge of the interest on the $6,000,000. The President denied that the United States had any right to control the employment of the $250,000 annuity or the interest on the $6,000,000; nevertheless he would agree not to use them, although this would probably prevent railroad construction. He promised to send a written statement of Panama’s attitude. 1100
341 Same to same. Feb. 24 Same subject. Refers to his telegram of Feb. 22; incloses copy of his note to the foreign office based on department’s Feb. 17, and of a memorandum of his interview with President Porras. 1100
Same to same (telegram) do Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Refers to department’s Feb. 13; reports that in view of the objections to the Duncan contract offered by this Government, it would be withdrawn from the Assembly. 1091
Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Feb. 25 Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 24; instructs him to thank the minister for foreign affairs, when the contract is withdrawn, for the action of the Government of Panama. 1091
Mr. Stimson to Mr. Knox. Feb. 26 Same subject. Refers to department’s Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 (see Mr. Dodge’s Nos. 302 and 309 of Jan. 27 and Jan. 30); incloses memorandum by the Chief of Staff adverse to the Duncan concession; requests that steps be taken to prevent its consummation. 1092
[Page LXXXVIII] Mr. Knox to Mr. Dodge (telegram). 1913. Feb. 28 Proposed railroad legislation in Panama. Refers to his Feb. 22 and to department’s May 31, 1912. States Department’s attitude toward use of the $250,000 annuity and of the interest on the $6,000,000; also its general attitude toward Panama. 1102
349 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Knox Mar. 4 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Refers to legations No. 313 of Feb. 1 and reports his further efforts to secure action by the Panaman Government. 1074
108 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Dodge Mar. 7 Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Incloses copy of Mr. Stimson’s Feb. 26. 1093
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrison do Same subject. Refers to the War Department’s letter of Feb. 26, copy of which has been sent to the American minister. 1093
Chinese Legation to Department of State. Mar. 13 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Memorandum relating to a bill before the Assembly of Panama dealing with the rights of Chinese and making severe restrictions. The legation requests this Government’s good offices for securing amendment of its provisions. 1105
Mr. Dodge to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 15 Same subject. Refers to the bill described in the foregoing. 1105
359 Same to same. Mar. 16 Same subject. Amplifies the foregoing. 1106
360 Same to same. Mar. 17 Proposed railroad concession in Panama. Refers to department’s Feb. 25 and reports compliance therewith; incloses related correspondence with the foreign office. Mr. Duncan will not attempt to modify the contract at this time. 1094
Mr. Adee to Mr. Dodge (telegram). Mar. 21 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Refers to the Chinese Legation’s memorandum of Mar. 13. Instructs the minister to use his good offices as requested therein. 1106
372 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Bryan Mar. 22 Proposed railroad legislation in Panama. Refers to his No. 341 of Feb. 24 and his telegram of Feb. 22; incloses text of the law as passed Feb. 18; also his aide memoire handed to the minister for foreign affairs, Mar. 1, after communicating to him department’s Feb. 28. 1103
242 Mr. Adee to Mr. Chang. Mar. 24 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Refers to the legation’s memorandum of Mar. 13 and informs him of the instruction to the minister in Panama, dated Mar. 21. 1107
115 Mr. Adee to Mr. Dodge Mar. 25 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Approves his action as reported in his No. 349 of Mar. 4. 1074
Mr. Chang to Mr. Bryan Mar. 27 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Thanks for the note of Mar. 24. 1107
385 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Bryan Mar. 27 Same subject. Refers to department’s Mar. 21 and reports in detail his compliance therewith, which has gratified the Chinese Consul General at Panaama. 1107
124 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Dodge Apr. 15 Same subject. Refers to his No. 385 of Mar. 27, which is approved. 1109
Apr. 17 Authorization of consuls to take declarations of values of exports. Declaration of the Secretary of State. 1068
do Same subject. Declaration of the charge d’affaires of Panama. 1068
417 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Bryan Apr. 18 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Refers to his own No. 359 of Mar. 16 and No. 385 of Mar. 27; gives further information as to the bill, which has been enacted as law 50 of 1913, with certain amendments. 1109
443 Same to same May 14 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Refers to legation’s No. 349 of Mar. 4 and reports his continued efforts to obtain action. 1075
140 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Dodge May 28 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 443 of May 14 and instructs him to urge the matter upon the authorities as soon as he believes it advisable. 1076
467 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Bryan June 9 Same subject. Refers to legation’s No. 443 of May 14 and reports difficulties raised by the Panaman Government and his own action for expediting the investigation. 1076
469 Same to same June 10 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Refers to his own No. 385 of Mar. 27 and No. 417 of Apr. 18; reports joint representations to the foreign office made by him and the Chinese Consul General; reports the consul general’s thanks for the concessions obtained by the Minister. 1110
473 Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan. June 18 Same subject. The charge d’affaires refers to Mr. Dodge’s No. 469 of June 10 and reports fully the steps taken in behalf of the Chinese fey the legation toward securing further amelioration of Law 50. 1111
[Page LXXXIX] Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1913. June 19 Same subject. The Chinese-foreign office requests the good offices of the department for further ameliorating the provisions of Law 50, or in securing its suspension pending conclusion of a projected treaty between China and Panama and the consequent establishment of a Chinese legation in Panama. 1113
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Williams (telegram). June 26 Same subject. Refers to his June 19; the department will endeavor to execute the wish of the Chinese foreign office. 1113
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction in pursuance of the foregoing. 1113
Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 28 Same subject. Refers to department’s June 26, and reports that the legation has secured Panama’s promise to suspend enforcement of Law 50 pending further consideration of the matter by the Government. 1114
475 Same to same June 30 Same subject. Refers to his own No. 473 of June 18 “and reports further interviews with the foreign office and the gratification of the Chinese consul therewith. 1114
148 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker. do Assault on American citizens in Panama. Refers to Mr. Dodge’s No. 467 of June 9, which is approved; instructs regarding expediting the matter. 1078
149 Same to same July 2 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Refers to Mr. Dodge’s No. 469 of June 10, which is approved; instruction to continue his good offices and refers him to department’s June 26. 1115
Same to same July 14 Same subject. Refers to his No. 475 of June 30, which is approved. It is not the desire of the department for the legation to press for the suspension of Law 50, as the promised amelioration thereof will satisfy the department, pending the proposed special session of the Assembly. 1115
493 Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan. Aug. 4 Same subject. Reports further interviews in which he has confined himself to friendly mediation, and has obtained nearly all that was desired by the Chinese consul general, of which he gives details; summary of the situation. 1116
498 Same to same Aug. 11 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Reports on claim of Mathew McDonald against Panama, and the general status of the Cocoa Grove investigation. 1078
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker (telegram). Aug. 19 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Transmits thanks of the Chinese Government for the Legation’s good offices, and its request for further representations as to China’s objection to certain features of Law 50. 1118
Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Aug. 20 Status and protection in foreign countries of American citizens of Chinese race. Wong Ah Sin, born in California, proving American citizenship by birth certificate and certificate of California residence, and registered in Consulate General at Panama, protests as American citizen against application in his case, of law directed at Chinese in Panama. Instructions requested as to status and protection of American citizens of Chinese race born in United States or Hawaii. 1104
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Aug. 22 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Refers to his Aug. 19 and transmits reply of the American Legation at Panama dated Aug. 20, giving position of Foreign Office as stated at an interview. 1118
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker Aug. 27 Same subject. Refers to his No. 493 of Aug. 4, which has been transmitted to Peking. 1118
Same to same (telegram) do Status and protection in foreign countries of American citizens of Chinese race. Refers to his Aug. 20. As the United States excludes persons of Chinese race irrespective of their nationality and require all Chinese laborers, this Government can not protest against like action by Panama. 1104
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 30 Protection of Chinese interests in Panama. Chinese Consul General requests that this Government endeavor to obtain a test of Law 50 in the courts before enforcing it. Instructs him to use his good offices, but suggests advisability of compliance with the law under protest, testing its constitutionality afterwards. 1119
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch. Sept. 2 Same subject. Transmits telegram from Mr. Wicker of Aug. 30 reporting extension of time for registration to Sept. 15, Outlook favorable. 1119
[Page XC]164 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker. 1913. Sept. 9 Assault on American citizens in Panama. Refers to Legation’s No. 498 of Aug. 11 and instructs to say to the Panaman Government that its investigation is apparently not earnest enough, and to request immediate pressing of the same to a conclusion. 1079
Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 17 Protection of Chinese interests m Panama. Reports revocation of exequatur of the Chinese Consul General, Ow Yang King, for encouraging Chinese not to comply with Law 50. 1119
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Sept. 19 Same subject. Exequatur of Chinese Consul General revoked Sept. 17; reasons given; Chinese have allowed time for registration to expire without complying. 1120
Mr. Williams to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 20 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Sept. 19, The Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs requests that the American Charge d’Affaires in Panama be instructed to assume temporary charge of Chinese interests there. 1120
506 Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Refers to his own No. 493 of Aug. 4, and analyzes the situation at the date of writing. 1120
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker (telegram). Sept. 22 Same subject. Instructs him in regard to lending his good offices for the protection of Chinese interests. 1122
Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 24 Same subject. Law 50 not to be applied pending consideration. The Chinese are depositing their registration certificates with the American Legation for safe keeping and examination. 1123
509 Same to same Sept. 29 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Sept. 22, and to his own 506 of Sept. 20; outlines his plans for protection of Chinese interests. Incloses his note to the Foreign Office regarding his new capacity in charge of Chinese interests as distinguished from his duties as an officer of the American Legation. 1123
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 1 Same subject. The Chinese are registering at the Legation in books of the Chinese Republic; Law 50 suspended pending registration. 1126
Same to same Oct. 21 Same subject. Incloses his note to the Foreign Office covering many disputed points of Law 50. 1127
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wicker (telegram). Nov. 12 Same subject. Transmits request of Chinese Government for recall of order revoking exequatur of Chinese Consul General; a new consul general will be appointed to replace Ow Yang. 1130
Mr. Wicker to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Nov. 13