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No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Circular (telegram) 1915. Jan. 28 Postponement of opening of the Panama Canal. Instruction to inform the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the President’s inability to go to Panama in March and the consequent postponement of the opening of the canal to a date to be announced later. 12
Do do Same subject and purport 12
Do do do 13
Do do do 13
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chinda. Feb. 2 do 14
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Zwiedenek. do do 14
Circular Mar. 9 Pan American Medical Conference. Instruction to extend invitation. 15
Do Mar. 12 International Congress on Education. Instruction to extend invitation. 16
Do Apr. 1 International Engineering Congress. Instruction to extend invitation. 16
Do Apr. 12 International Dry Farming Congress. Instruction to extend invitation. 17
Do Apr. 19 Second Pan American Scientific Congress. Various instructions. 18
Circular (telegram) Apr. 23 Opening of the Panama Canal. Instruction to inform the Minister for Foreign Affairs that the President has found it impossible to proceed to Panama in July and regrets that he is therefore unable to extend to the Minister the invitation mentioned in the Department’s Jan. 16 [28]. (Sent to all missions in Latin America.) 14
Do May 3 Same subject. Instruction to inform the Foreign Office that the international fete attending the opening of the canal will not take place, owing to the distressing conditions throughout the world. (Sent to Denmark, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras. Nicaragua, Panama, and Uruguay.) 15
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page May 29 Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Seamen’s Act of Mar. 4, 1915. Explains the origin of the legislation and of the reason that it is mandatory upon the President to give notice of the termination of treaty provisions in conflict therewith. Instruction to give such notice. 3
Circular do Same subject and purport 6
Do do Same subject. Incloses copy of the foregoing to the diplomatic corps at Washington. 10
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page do Same subject. The same as the above instruction to Mr. Page, except that it refers to the treaty between the United States and the King of Tonga. 11
Circular July 10 First Pan American Financial Conference and High Commission. Various instructions. 20
Do July 29 Same subject. Further instructions 21
1905 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing do Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Seamen’s Act of Mar. 4, 1915. Reports acceptance by Great Britain of the abrogation of the Treaty of June 3, 1892. 11
Circular (telegram) Sept. 18 First Pan American Financial Conference and High Commission. Instructions regarding postponement of meeting of High Commission to April, 1916, and of the conference to 1917. 22
Mr. Polk to Mr. Naón Sept. 23 Same subject and purport 22
Circular (telegram) Oct. 6 Same subject. Instructions relating to April, 1916, meeting of the High Commission. 23
Mr. Belden to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Seamen’s Act of 1915. Refers to Department’s May 29. Reports acceptance by Bolivia of the abrogation of Article 34 of the Treaty of May 13, 1858. 12
Circular Oct. 13 Radio communication in the American Hemisphere. Instructs to suggest that the subject be discussed during the forthcoming Pan American Scientific Conference. 24
Circular (telegram) Oct. 19 Opening of the Panama Canal. Instruction to advise the Foreign Office that the continuance of slides in the canal prevent prediction of approximate date of reopening. 15
[Page XXVI] Circular Nov. 1 Conditions of enlistment of Americans in foreign armies involving their expatriation. By taking an oath of allegiance to a foreign state an American citizen is deemed to have expatriated himself. 25
Circular (telegram) Dec. 13 First Pan American Financial Conference and High Commission. Instruction regarding topics for discussion. 23
Circular Dec. 20 Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Instruction to disseminate information regarding the portions of the President’s Address to Congress referring to matters of Pan American importance. 25
Do Dec. 31 American seamen. Encloses Department’s circular No. 268 for transmission to Foreign Office. 26

ARGENTINA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
45 Mr. Stimson to Mr. Bryan. 1915. May 12 Message of the President. Encloses copy 28

BOLIVIA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1915. Jan. 9 Treaty for the advancement of general peace, concluded between the United States and Bolivia. Proclamation. 30
67 Mr. Mooney to Mr. Lansing. July 29 Boundary agreement between Bolivia and Paraguay. Reports the signing of a protocol on July 19 extending the Ayala-Mujia Agreement of Apr. 5, 1913, until July 28, 1916; incloses copy of this agreement. 32

BRAZIL.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
584 Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bryan 1915. May 10 Message of the President. Encloses copy 34

CHILE.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
574 Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Bryan. 1915. Jan. 11 Rules and regulations of cable and wireless messages. Encloses and discusses decree relating to all telegraphic apparatus. Note has been addressed to Foreign Office urging removal of restrictions in so far as they relate to neutral countries. 36
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 12 Same subject. Informs of issuance of decree forbidding code messages, except diplomatic. Says this interferes with American commerce, and endeavor is being made to have neutral countries excepted. Asks whether this government forbids code messages to neutral countries. 39
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Fletcher (telegram). Jan. 14 Same subject. Informs him of this Government’s procedure regarding cable and radio messages. 39
580 Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 30 Same subject. Encloses copy of new decree amending the first decree and eliminating the provisions thereof which affected adversely legitimate neutral commerce. 39
217 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Fletcher. Feb. 13 Same subject. Acknowledges despatch No. 574 and approves action in making repeated representations with a view to having the decree modified. 40
219 Same to same Mar. 11 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 580 of Jan. 30. 40
642 Mr. Summerlin to Mr. Bryan. June 15 Message of the President. Transmits copy 35

CHINA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
American Red Cross to the Secretary of State 1915. 1 Jan. 6 Huai River Conservancy loan. Refers to the Department’s Dec. 23, 1914, respecting an advance of $5,000,000; requests transmission to the American Minister at Peking for delivery to Chinese Government of an amended telegram declaring loan at present impossible and extension of option desired. 212
[Page XXVII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Jan. 11 Same subject. Transmits telegram as requested in letter of Jan. 6 from Red Cross, with instruction to present to the Chinese Government. 212
233 Same to same do Same subject. Reply to his Oct. 28, 1914. Incloses copy of letter of Jan. 6, 1915, from Red Cross: refers to Department’s telegram of Jan. 11. 213
American Red Cross to the Secretary of State. Jan. 20 Same subject. Requests that Mr. Reinsch be instructed to urge extension of Red Cross option. 213
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to urge extension of Red Cross option. 213
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 23 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Japanese Minister submits list of demands not to be divulged to other Powers on pain serious, consequences to China. Demands could not be granted without abandoning open-door policy. 79
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 24 Same subject. Japan’s twenty-one demands constitute great crisis in China. Demands include, aside from Shantung, exclusive mining rights in two provinces and three railways. 80
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 26 Same subject. Japan’s demands include impairment of China’s sovereignty and of open door in Shantung, Kiangsu, Chekiang, Anhui, and Kiangsi in addition to Manchuria. Further reservations would make subject to their veto all concessions to other nationalities throughout China. 80
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 27 Same subject. Japanese demands include administrative powers in South Manchuria and special rights respecting the nationalized iron deposits throughout China. 80
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Jan. 28 Same subject Instructs to keep Department fully informed. 80
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 29 Same subject. Further demands include participation in internal administration of China and recognition of Fukien as Japanese sphere of influence. 81
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 1 Same subject. States five significant demands of Japan. 81
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Japan’s demands on China do not affect Yangtze valley. 82
1060 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page (telegram). Feb. 2 Same subject. Desires to know if British Government has been informed as to nature and extent of Japan’s demands. 82
374 Mr. Sammons to Mr. Reinsch. do Infringement of American trade-marks in China. Reports on, and action taken in the Mixed Court at Shanghai. Outlines procedure he intends to follow. Incloses correspondence with the Japanese 231
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 3 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Censorship forbids reproduction reports in China of Japan’s demands. Foreign Office authorized statement that demands involve no infringement of China’s territorial integrity and no impairment of foreign rights in that country. 82
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). do Huai River Conservancy loan. Refers to Department’s Jan. 11 and 20, and instructs to telegraph status of option extension. 213
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 4 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Feb. 3. Red Cross option extended for one year. Chinese desire certain amendments to contract. 214
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 6 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Count Okuma stated that Japan’s interest in China was to preserve peace and China’s territorial integrity and to adhere to open-door policy. 83
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 8 Same subject. Japanese Minister insisted that Minister for Foreign Affairs express general opinion on each of 21 demands which was done, pointing out certain demands were incompatible with treaty rights or with sovereign power of China and therefore unacceptable. 83
The Japanese Embassy to the Department of State. do Same subject. Memorandum of 11 demands on China. 83
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 9 Same subject. Japanese Minister stated expression of Minister for Foreign Affairs on demands was unsatisfactory and must be modified otherwise negotiations can not be continued. Chinese Government is making counterproposals on demands relating to Manchuria, Mongolia, and Shantung. Chinese trying to preserve the principle of equal opportunity. 84
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes memorandum from the Japanese Foreign Office stating the 11 demands made upon China. 84
[Page XXVIII]538 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan Feb. 10 Same subject. Reports on progress of negotiations between Japanese Minister and Chinese Government. 85
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. Statement cabled under date Feb. 9, does not contain all of Japan’s demands. Baron Kato has instructed Japanese Minister at Peking to communicate statement given me to Reinsch. 87
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 12 Same subject. States Moore’s telegram contains substantially accurate account of demands as understood here. 87
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Chinese Government is willing to discuss 10 of the demands while Japanese Government is insisting that entire list be accepted in principle and negotiated on. The Chinese Government is contemplating adoption of a well-defined policy regarding concessions. 88
1638 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 13 Same subject. Sir Edward Grey stated yesterday “The British Government has made inquires of Japan but so far has made no comment.” 88
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 15 Same subject. Relates contents of memorandum received from Japanese Minister regarding demands on China. 88
540 Same to same do Same subject. Further reports on negotiations between Japanese and Chinese Governments relating to concessions. Encloses copy of telegram from Correspondent Moore to the Associated Press relating to this subject. 89
Same to same (telegram) do Infringement of trade-marks. The Japanese Government contends that, unless the infringing trademark registered in Japan is annulled American owners can not sue in Chinese Courts against Chinese dealing in the infringement. The Consulate General at Shanghai will be instructed that the rights of American industrial property as against Chinese are determinable by local law. 235
Department of State memorandum. Feb. 16 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Japanese Ambassador denies truth of newspaper Statements of exaggerated demands on China. 92
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 17 Same subject. Legation is in position to telegraph full text of Japanese demands as presented to the President on Jan. 18, if desired. 92
392 Mr. Sammons to Mr. Reinsch. do Infringement of trade-marks. Reports further on the subject and encloses formal protest from the Japanese Consul General. 236
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). Feb. 19 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Advises him of receipt of Japanese Ambassador’s memorandum of denial of press reports and assurance that Japan has no such intention as press reports would have indicated. 93
The Chinese Minister to the Secretary of State (memorandum). (1) Same subject. Submits statement of the 21 demands made by Japan on China. 93
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Feb. 19 Same subject. Received from Chinese Minister complete statement of demands, Article V varies from that received from Japanese Ambassador. Advise at once if demands in Article V are being urged. 95
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 20 Same subject. On Feb. 18, Japanese Minister informed Foreign Office Japanese Government insisted upon negotiations on whole set of 21 demands as presented on 18th ultimo including Article V. 95
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 21 Same subject. Embassy’s telegram of Feb. 9, 1915 gave complete list of demands, the other articles were submitted as requests. 96
The Japanese Embassy to the Secretary of State (memorandum). Feb. 22 Same subject. List of additional demands or requests. 97
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 23 Same subject. In conference yesterday Japanese Minister insisted on full list of demands, finally agreed to discussion in detail, but rejected all Chinese counterproposals. 97
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 26 Same subject. At yesterday’s conference opening of additional treaty ports in Shantung was agreed to. Chinese Government refused to accept preamble of Article II. 97
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Feb. 27 Infringement of trade-marks. Approves Legation’s attitude as reported in telegram of Feb. 15, 1915. 238
[Page XXIX]554 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 27 Same subject. Transmits further correspondence, including his instruction to the Consulate General at Shanghai. Emphasizes the advisability of American exporters registering their trademarks at Tokyo. 238
562 Same to same Mar. 4 Claims against China. Incloses correspondence showing assent of the interested Governments to the withdrawal by China of the unused balance of the 2,000,000 fund deposited in the Groups Banks. 206
571 Same to same Mar. 6 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Reports on state of negotiations. Encloses statement of demands as handed to the President January 18 and statement of demands as handed to the American Minister by the Japanese Minister February 14. 98
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 8 Same subject. Refers to cable of Feb. 26. At the Mar. 6 meeting, Japanese Minister stated his Government was dissatisfied with slow progress of negotiations and unless important concessions are granted means outside of diplomacy might be resorted to. Relates further about negotiations. 103
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 11 Same subject. States report of papers regarding troops to relieve garrisons at Tsingtau, Tientsin and in Manchuria and Chosen. 104
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 12 Same subject. Concessions by Chinese on 99-year extension of South Manchuria and Antung-Mukden lines appear to have made situation easier. Japanese Minister told Minister of Foreign Affairs Japanese fleet has sailed under sealed orders, destination and purposes being known only to authorities at Tokyo. 104
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 13 Same subject. Chinese Government informed second Japanese squadron sailed with 30,000 men to be distributed in Manchuria, Tientsin, Shantung, and Hankow. 104
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chinda do Same subject. Quotes numerous treaty provisions and states that the policy of the United States Government is directed to the maintenance of the independence, integrity and commercial freedom of China and the conservation of American rights and interests in China. 105
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). do Same subject. States will receive through Tokyo summary of note handed to Japanese Ambassador in Washington. Call attention of Foreign Office to treaty provisions cited. 111
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 17 Same subject. I communicated to Minister for Foreign Affairs substance of telegram of Mar. 13. He said he had not yet received contents of note handed to Viscount Chinda and asked whether the note was presented at the request or suggestion of China. He told me negotiations were “proceeding not altogether unsatisfactorily.” 112
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Minister of Foreign Affairs assures fullest consideration being given to treaty rights. Demands relating to Manchuria and Mongolia further discussed at the meeting held yesterday. 112
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to telegram Mar. 17. Note was not presented at request or suggestion of China or any other Power. 113
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Mar. 18 Same subject. Supplementary memorandum handed this Government by Japan on Feb. 22 is identical with Article V of Chinese memorandum and was accompanied by statement that these items were presented as requests for which friendly consideration was desired. Copies of American note and Japanese memoranda being mailed you. 113
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 21 Same subject. Reports interview with the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs in which the latter dwelt especially on Fukien and referred to the suggestion made in 1900 by the Secretary of State that the United States desired to improve a harbor on the coast of Fukien for a naval coaling station. The pertinent correspondence of 1900 is printed here for ready reference. 113
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 22 Same subject. Chinese Government informed today of arrival of 1,200 new Japanese troops along Shantung Railway and 6,000 in Manchuria. 115
[Page XXX]588 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan Mar. 22 Taxation of foreigners. Refers to Legation’s telegram of July 20, 1914, and Department’s reply of July 21, 1914, in regard to Chinese inland taxation imposed on American goods in violation of treat stipulations, and submits for the Department comment Legation’s instruction thereon to the Consul General at Shanghai dated July 25, 1914. 216
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 24 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Relate discussion at conference yesterday. State reports from Tsingtau, Mukden, Antung Tsinanfu. Sunday Chinese Government asked explanation of troop movements but no reply to date. 116
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 25 Same subject. Meeting today resulted in agreement to concede to Japan for mining purposes specified areas in Manchuria. Increase of troop at Tsinanfu to 2,500 with artillery reported today; 1,000 stationed at Fangtze near Weihsien. 116
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). Mar. 26 Same subject. The United States has no purpose or desire to secure concession on coast of Fukien You are authorized to inform the Government that United States will view without slightest objection any arrangement Japan may make with China looking toward the withholding of any concession to any foreign Power which con templates improvement of harbor on coast of Fukien. 116
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 30 Same subject. Chinese Government and local authorities throughout country are taking sever measures to repress agitation caused by distorted reports being circulated as to boycott of Japanese goods. 117
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 31 Same subject. At conference held yesterday the Japanese Minister stated that the Chinese were fully aware of Japanese demands and China is now expected to make categorical answer and be pre pared for the consequences of refusal. Ultimatum backed by force is expected. 118
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 2 Same subject. Chinese yielded to demand that Japanese subjects be allowed to travel, reside carry on trade and agriculture and lease land in Manchuria remaining subject only to their national jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters except as to land cases. 118
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). do Same subject. Department is making inquiry whether the proposals concerning the Han-yeh ping Co. would discriminate against nationals of other countries. 118
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). do Same subject. Desires information regarding Han-yeh ping Corporation, whether anything is contemplated which would discriminate against nationals of other countries. 119
597 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan Apr. 5 Same subject. Observations on the negotiations 119
598 Same to same do Same subject. Transmits copy of a memorandum from the Chinese Foreign Office to the Japanese Minister on the right of residence in South Manchuria. 122
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Discusses the Han-yeh ping demand which is tantamount to a demand for a monopoly of mineral production and manufacture and will eliminate the freedom of industrial development and will deny treaty rights of other nationals. 124
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 7 Same subject. At yesterday’s meeting residence in Manchuria, Group V and the Fukien demands were discussed. 124
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Apr. 9 Same subject. Authorizes him to confirm to the Chinese Government Department’s note concerning naval and coaling stations on the coast of Fukien. 124
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. At yesterday’s meeting residence in Manchuria was further discussed and the Japanese presented an additional demand for a concession of coal mines at Anki in Fukien. The Minister of Foreign Affairs refused to receive the demand and the Japanese Minister withdrew it. 125
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 10 Same subject. The Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs stated to the American Ambassador that, if Japan’s demands for residential privileges were granted, American citizens would obtain the same privileges. 125
[Page XXXI] Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 12 Same subject. At Saturady’s meeting the Japanese Minister attempted to discuss articles of Group V, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs stated that he could not discuss these demands as they conflicted with treaty rights and China’s sovereignty. 125
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 17 Same subject. At the meeting on the 13th the Japanese Minister stated that his Government insisted upon the right to participate in making taxes and police regulations affecting Japanese residents. At yesterday’s meeting the Japanese Minister demanded that the rights offered by the Chinese Government concerning Manchuria should be extended to Eastern Mongolia. The demand was refused. 126
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Apr. 22 Taxation of foreigners. Does the Legation still think it advisable to withhold assent to the stamp tax. 220
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 23 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. At the meeting of the 19th no progress was made in the discussions and since then negotiations have been at a deadlock. 126
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 24 Taxation of foreigners. Reply to Departments Apr. 22. Refers to his No. 588 of Mar. 22. Believes it still advisable to withhold consent to stamp tax. 221
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 27 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. At yesterday’s meeting the Japanese Minister presented the revised demands of Japan. Gives résumé of them. 127
Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 28 Same subject. He was informed by an official of the Foreign Office that the greater portion of Japan’s demands on China have been agreed upon. China flatly refuses to discuss the demands concerning Eastern Mongolia and the situation may become serious. 127
Japanese Embassy to The Department of State. Apr. 30 Same subject. Japanese propositions concerning Manchuria and Eastern Inner Mongolia; the Han-yeh ping Co., the nonalienation of the Chinese coast, Japanese advisers, land for schools and hospitals, purchase of arms, railway concessions in South China, Fukien Province and the restoration of Kiaochou to China. 128
273 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Reinsch. do Infringement of trade-marks. The attention of the Department of Commerce has been called to the advisability of informing American exporters of the expediency of registering their trade-marks at Tokyo. 242
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 3 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. The Minister of Foreign Affairs handed to the Japanese Minister China’s reply to Japan’s revised demands. Gives résumé of it. The Japanese Minister was informed that the whole situation would be laid before the treaty Powers an should apply further 130
614 Same to same May 4 Same subject. Encloses translation of the remarks with which the Japanese Minister accompanied the presentation of the demands to the. President on Jan. 18 last and a translation of a memorandum in which the Black Dragon Society advocated a policy for the solution of the Chinese Question. 131
617 Same to same do Same subject. Reports on the progress of the negotiations and encloses a copy of a memorandum handed to the Japanese Minister by the Minister Foreign affairs April 15, 1915. 137
The Japanese Foreign Office to the Japanese Ambassador (telegram). May 6 Same subject. The Japanese Ambassador left a copy of a telegram (without date) from his Government at the Department in which he is informed that the reply of the Chinese Government to Japan’s revised demands is unsatisfactory, and that his Government will address a fresh communication to the Chinese Government. If this communication is not answered satisfactorily the Japanese Government will take such measures as it may deem necessary. Attached to this telegram is the Chinese counter proposal concerning Kiaochou and a statement as to time limit set and the status of the negotiations of Group V. 141
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes notice given to the press giving the attitude of the United States in reference to the negotiations between China and Japan. (Same to the American Ambassador at Tokyo.) 143
[Page XXXII] Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. An ultimatum was received here today. In order to avert its presentation the Chinese Government offered further concessions which were refused by the Japanese. 143
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports military preparations by Japan. Japanese subjects are being concentrated for leaving. 144
Same to same (telegram) May 7 Same subject. An ultimatum in the form of a further revised set of demands was handed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Japanese Minister to be accepted categorically by 6 p.m. May 9th. 144
2062 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 7 Same subject. Quotes memorandum handed to the Japanese Ambassador by Sir Edward Gray stating the attitude of the British Government. 144
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 9 Same subject. The Chinese Government accepted Japan’s ultimatum today. The military unpreparedness of China made it necessary to yield to the demands. 145
Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs states that the Chinese Government has unconditionally accepted Japan’s ultimatum. 145
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). May 11 Same subject. Instructs to notify the Japanese Government that this Government can not recognize any agreement between Japan and China which impaires the treaty rights of the United States with China, the political or territorial integrity of China, or the international policy of the open door. (Mutatis mutandis to the American Legation at Peking.) 146
118 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Chinda May 12 Same subject. Encloses copy of telegram sent May 11 to the American Ambassador at Tokyo. (Mutandis to the Chinese Minister). 146
Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 13 Same subject. Reports handing note to the Foreign Office in pursuance of Department’s May 11. 146
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 14 Same subject. Reports that he communicated Department’s telegram of the 11th inst. Asks to be authorized to request the Chinese Government to inform him of any change in the status of foreigners resident in China, so that the United States may claim for its citizens all its treaty rights. 147
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). May 15 Same subject. This Government takes it for granted that the Chinese Government will give notice of any change in the status of foreigners. (The American Ambassador at Tokyo was advised of this telegram.) 147
628 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan May 17 Same subject. Encloses a number of documents which are printed here, a statement by the Japanese Government concerning the negotiations, a mandate issued by the President of China concerning the coastal nonalienation and a telegram by the President cautioning officials and people to be moderate in their behaviour. 148
Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 24 Same subject. Newspapers are printing telegrams from Peking stating that the United States has issued to China and Japan a note of warning concerning agreements between those Governments which conflict with the open door policy and which impair China’s sovereignty or territorial integrity. Editorials resentful. 156
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wheeler (telegram). do Same subject. The note mentioned in Embassy’s telegram of today is identic with Department’s telegram of May 11, 1915. 157
633 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan. May 25 Same subject. The Minister of Foreign Affairs in receiving Department’s note of May 11, asked what provisions of the agreement seemed objectionable to the United States. He was informed that my Government trusted that the rights referred to in the note would be given complete protection and that my Government would be entitled to be advised of any change in the status of Americans in China. 157
279 Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Bryan May 26 Same subject. Newspapers printed telegrams from Washington today stating that the note of the American Government is merely of a legal nature, designed to affect the phraseology of the treaty. No further unfriendly comment is anticipated. 158
Same to same June 8 Same subject. Transmits printed copy of the documents relating to the recent negotiations between Japan and China. The treaties were ratified yesterday and ratifications exchanged to-day. 159
[Page XXXIII]294 Mr. Osborne to Mr. MacMurray. June 22 Taxation of foreigners. Reply to Legation’s No 588 of Mar. 22, 1915, which is approved in general with reservations on certain points. 221
76 Mr. Kai Fu Shah to Mr. Lansing. July 6 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Encloses copy of an official statement concerning the recent negotiations with Japan, also copy of the treaties and annexes resulting from those negotiations. 178
683 Mr. MacMurray to Mr. Lansing. July 9 Taxation of foreigners. Incloses a circular instruction of June 8, 1915, to various consular officers in China in regard to the stamp tax law, issued in conformity with Department’s No. 90 of May 4, 1914; also a despatch from the Consulate Genera at Shanghai of June 26, 1915, and the Legation’s reply of July 9, on the same subject. 222
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Kai Fu Shah. July 10 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Acknowledges receipt of note of the 6th inst. with enclosures. 204
686 Mr. MacMurray to Mr. Lansing. July 12 Taxation of foreigners. Incloses copy of an instruction of July 12, 1915, from the Legation to the Consulate General at Hankow in regard to violations of treaty stipulations in regard to inland taxation of foreign goods. Requests instructions. 224
687 Same to same July 16 Same subject. Incloses copies of regulations as to a destination tax on foreign goods, and the Legation’s protest to the Chinese Government in regard thereto. Instructions requested Reasons for Legation’s protest. 226
695 Same to same July 20 Infringement of trade-marks. Reports further interference with the Mixed Court at Shanghai by the Japanese Consulate General and encloses further correspondence. 242
705 Same to same July 26 Claims against China. Incloses correspondence showing modifications of arrangements for claims payments 208
709 Same to same July 29 Political affairs. Incloses a memorandum on constitutional reform in China. 44
710 Same to same July 31 Taxation of foreigners. Refers to Legation’s No. 683 of July 9 and submits a copy of a protest by the Diplomatic Body made on July 26 to the Chinese Government against the stamp tax. 229
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 25 Political affairs. Reports agitation of the question with indications of a plan for the assumption of the throne by the President. 46
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 2 Same subject. Refers to his Aug. 25. It now appears certain that monarchical agitation is incidental to a plan for the assumption of the throne by the President. 47
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 4 Same subject. Refers to his Sept. 2. Unless otherwise instructed, he will indicate that this Government will reserve its opinion until the event. The British Minister appears to have intimated unofficially that the change is at present inopportune. 47
747 Same to same Sept. 7 Same subject. Cites incidents which lend color to the rumors abroad that plans were being laid for the transformation of the Republic into a monarchy. 48
Mr. Lansing to Mr. MacMurray (telegram). do Same subject. Approves the position of the Legation as expressed in his Sept. 4. 60
Mr. Yung Kwai to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Translation of the President’s message to the Council of State on the monarchical movement. 61
748 Mr. MacMurray to Mr. Lansing. do Infringement of trade-marks. Judgment has been rendered, the English version of which upholds the American contention, but the Chinese magistrate entered a verdict which is diametrically opposed to the English version. Reports action taken by the Legation and encloses correspondence with the Foreign Office. 246
324 Mr. Polk to Mr. MacMurray. Sept. 16 Taxation of foreigners. Refers to Legation’s No. 686 of July 12, 1915, and approves his instruction therein inclosed. 229
325 Same to same Sept. 17 Same subject. Approves his No. 683 of July 9 230
327 Same to same do Same subject. Instructions in response to Legation’s No. 687 of July 16. 230
761 Mr. MacMurray to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 22 Infringement of trade-marks. Discusses the final, compromise judgment. 252
[Page XXXIV]766 Mr. MacMurray to Mr. Lansing. Sept 24 Political affairs. Refers to despatch 747. Gives impressions as to the origin of the movement, the attitude of the various classes toward it and a general outline of the events that have produced the present situation. 61
770 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 30 Infringement of trade-marks. Reports that he protested against a note from the Foreign Office reporting settlement of the vaseline case because the note confused the question of jurisdiction by including the concurrence of the Japanese assessor. 253
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 2 Political affairs. Monarchist movement has gained in strength. Its successful consummation is expected within short time. 65
359 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Lansing. Oct. 8 Twenty-one demands of Japan on China. Reports that a disagreement has arisen between China and Japan whether the treaty of May 25 concerning South Manchuria and Inner Mongolia applies to Koreans residing in Chientao, a portion of Manchuria. The question seems to resolve itself into an argument as to whether Chientao belongs to North or South Manchuria. 204
782 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Lansing. Oct. 11 Political affairs. Refers to Legation’s No. 766. Reports further developments in the monarchical movement. 65
Oct. 23 Treaty for the advancement of general peace, concluded between the United States and China. Proclamation. 42
Mr Reinsch to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 25 Huai River Conservancy loan. Suggests that the Siems-Carey Co. will undertake the conservancy work; other suggestions. 214
347 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Reinsch. Oct. 26 Infringement of trade-marks. Approves the Legation’s proposal to protest to the Chinese Government if the magistrate fails to render judgment on the merits of the case and authorizes to reserve the right to present a claim for damages resulting from such denial of justice. 254
The Japanese Embassy to the Department of State Oct. 27 Political affairs. Invites this Government to join that of Japan in advising China to postpone the contemplated chance. 69
The British Embassy to the Department of State. Oct. 27 Same subject. The British Government has agreed with that of Japan to address China jointly in the sense of the Japanese communication to this Government dated Oct. 27. Expresses the hope that this Government will act in a similar sense. 70
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 29 Same subject. Informed certain foreign representatives advised the stopping of the movement in order to avoid disturbances. Chinese believe they have the situation well in hand. Referendum is proceeding and monarchy will in all probability be established in a few months. 71
The Chinese Legation to the Department of State. Oct. 29 Same subject. The Chinese Government has called a national convention to determine the form of government, in view of the evident popular desire therefor. This is communicated to the United States Government in order to avoid misunderstanding and in the belief that all friendly nations will regard with favor the hope of the Chinese people to secure peace and prosperity by restoring monarchical government. 71
807 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Lansing. do Taxation of foreigners. Refers to Department’s No. 325 of Sept. 17, 1915. Ask for further instructions in regard to the subject of Legation’s No. 683 of July 9. 230
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 1 Political affairs. Gives reasons which prompted the British and Russian Ministers to concur in the suggestion of the Japanese Chargé to the Chinese Government that a stop be put to the monarchical movement. 72
811 Same to same Nov. 3 Same subject. Incloses newspaper extract which purports to give the substance of the representations made concerning the monarchical movement. Also transmits reply of the Chinese Government. 72
The Department of State to the Japanese Embassy. Nov. 4 Same subject. Reply to the Embassy’s Oct. 27. This Government regards the matter as wholly a domestic question; hence any interference on its part would be an invasion of China’s sovereignty unless convincing evidence, not now had, should show that foreign interests under its care would be imperiled. 76
[Page XXXV] The Department of State to the British Embassy. Nov 4 Same subject. Reply to Embassy’s Oct. 27. Of the same tenor as the reply of Nov. 4 to the Japanese communication of Oct. 27. 76
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). Nov. 6 Huai River Conservancy loan. His Oct. 25 is being considered by Red Cross and bankers. 214
350 Same to same do Infringement of trade-marks. Approves attitude of Legation as reported in No. 761 of Sept. 22, 1915. 255
351 Same to same Nov. 8 Same subject. Approves action reported in No. 770 of Sent. 30, 1915. 255
820 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Lansing. Nov. 12 Political affairs. Election returns point to the unanimous acceptation of the monarchy by the designated electors. Whether vote is to be taken as a free expression of public opinion is open to discussion and doubt. 77
826 Same to same Nov. 18 Infringement of trade-marks. Encloses copy of a note from the Foreign Office reporting settlement of the vaseline case. 255
827 Same to same Nov. 19 Political affairs. The decision of this Government to regard the monarchical question as a domestic matter is highly appreciated by Chinese of all classes. 78
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 11 Same subject. Yuan called upon to accept the Emperor’s crown. So far he has refused but he is expected to yield. 78
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 17 Huai River Conservancy loan. Suggestions for expediting the loan negotiations. 214
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 18 Political affairs. The Empire will probably be proclaimed immediately after Jan. 1. Asks instructions. Suggests recognition of the new government: gives reasons. 78
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Reinsch (telegram). do Huai River conservancy loan. Reply to his Dec. 17. The American International Corporation is considering the conservancy project and will soon reply. 215
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 20 Taxation of foreigners. Reply to Legation’s No. 807 of Oct. 29. Department reiterates its views expressed in its No. 90 of May 4, 1914, predicating its consent to the stamp tax upon assent by other foreign governments, which apparently has been refused. Instructs him, however, to inform interested Americans that they may think it best to view the matter in the practical light of probable decision of Chinese courts respecting unstamped documents. 231
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 21 Political affairs. Reply to his Dec. 18. Instructs him to recognize the new government if no serious opposition exists and the permanence of the new order seems assured. 79
369 Same to same Dec. 27 Infringement of trade-marks. Acknowledges receipt of dispatch No. 826 of Nov. 18, 1915. 256
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 28 Huai River conservancy loan. The American International Corporation is the only firm disposed to take up the Huai River Conservancy matter; but, owing to Far East political conditions a loan now is not advisable. Extension of Red Cross option should be possible to the Chinese Government. 215
Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Dec. 30 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Dec. 28. Apprehensions as to political conditions unwarranted. Urges proceeding with the negotiations. 215
The Secretary of State to the American Red Cross. Dec. 31 Same subject. Transmits copy of Mr. Reinsch’s Dec. 30. 216

COLOMBIA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr Betancourt to Mr. Bryan. 1914. Dec. 2 Assumption of the Presidency by José Vicente Concha. Incloses letter from President Concha to President Wilson. 258
43 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Harrison. 1915 Feb. 1 Same subject. Incloses the reply of the President 258
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Betancourt. Mar. 4 Treaty of Apr. 6, 1914. Explanation of the cause of the delay of ratification by the Senate and expression of regret therefor. 259
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Harrison. Mar. 5 Same subject. Transmits copy of the letter of Mar. 4, to Minister Betancourt for delivery to Foreign Office. 260
[Page XXXVI] Mr. Betancourt to Mr. Bryan. 1915. Mar. 12 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Mar. 4. The Minister is forwarding the substance thereof to his Government and assuring it of his own and the Department’s faith in the eventual ratification of the treaty. 260
136 Mr. Harrison to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 19 Same subject. Reports compliance with the telegraphic instruction of Mar. 5 and the favorable reception in Colombia of the Department’s statement. 261
24 Mr. Betancourt to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 17 Same subject. Requests an official statement denying that the treaty “was shaped in virtue of intrigues of political persons and lawyers who took part in the settlement of the questions.” 261
153 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Betancourt. Apr. 23 Same subject. In compleance with the Minister’s request of Apr. 17, officially declares that in negotiating the treaty the United States was in no wise influenced by any outside sources. 262
Mr. Betancourt to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 2 Same subject. Informs the Department that he foresees the withdrawal of Colombia from the Pan American Union unless the treaty is ratified by the Senate. 262
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Betancourt. Dec. 21 Same subject. Reply to the Legation’s Dec. 2 with assurances that the Department will make every proper effort to secure ratification. 263

COSTA RICA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
53 Mr. Hale to Mr. Bryan 1915. Jan. 8 Protest of the United States against the presence in Costa Rica of certain Nicaraguan revolutionists. Incloses reply of the Foreign Office to his note of Dec. 30, concerning the use by the Foreign Office of “demands” as interpreting the Minister’s “request.” 264
55 Same to same Jan. 11 Same subject. Incloses copy of his reply to the Foreign Office note inclosed with his No. 53. 265
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hale (telegram). Jan 14 Same subject. Transmits memorandum of conversation between the Secretary and the Minister of Costa Rica, in which the position of this Government, as intended to be conveyed by the instruction of Dec. 18, was explained; suggests that a similar explanation be made to the Foreign Office. 265
56 Mr. Hale to Mr. Bryan Jan. 18 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing 266

CUBA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Memorandum from the Chinese Legation. 1915. Jan. 16 Restriction of Immigration of Chinese to Cuba. Says that Cuba has rescinded order of Nov. 14, 1913, suspending operation of law imposing $500 head tax on Chinese immigrants and that Chinese Chargé has protested. Asks assistance of American Government to secure relaxation of measure. 267
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gonzales (telegram). Jan. 20 Same subject. Informs him of contents of note of Jan. 16, from the Chinese Minister and directs inquiry and report as to whether it is possible to secure modification of order. 267
Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 27 Same subject. Has taken up matter with the President. 267
47 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Kai Jan. 28 Same subject. Incloses paraphrases of telegrams exchanged between Department and American Minister at Habana. 268
44 Mr. Kai to Mr. Bryan Feb. 5 Same subject. Expresses appreciation for assistance given Chinese Chargé at Habana. 268
46 Same to same Feb. 19 Same subject. Asks that American Minister at Habana be instructed to cooperate with the Chinese Chargé for purpose of securing consent of Cuban Government to allow question of admission of Chinese to remain in statu quo by rescinding recent order until conclusion of treaty between Cuba and China. 269
150 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gonzales Feb. 27 Same subject. Incloses copy of note of February 19, from Chinese Minister and directs use of good offices to secure consent of Cuban Government to allow suspending order of November, 1913, to remain in effect pending conclusion of proposed treaty between China and Cuba. 269
[Page XXXVII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Kai do Same subject. Informs him of instructions of this date to the American Legation at Habana. 270
220 Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan Apr. 12 Same subject. Encloses correspondence with Foreign Office. 270
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 17 Same subject. President has suspended for 60 days prohibition against Chinese immigration. 272
69 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Kai Apr. 20 Same subject. Informs him of suspension for 60 days of prohibition against Chinese immigration, and of statement made by the American Minister at Habana that “there is very little prospect of accomplishing anything without the presence of the Chinese Minister.” 273
68 Mr. Kai to Mr. Bryan May 13 Same subject. Acknowledges note of the 20th ultimo, and asks that instructions be issued to the American Minister at Habana to cooperate with the Chinese Chargé in effort to induce Cuban Government to allow suspending order to remain in force pending conclusion of treaty between China and Cuba. 273
Mr. Bryan to Mr Gonzales (telegram). May 17 Same subject. Instructs that he cooperate with Chinese Chargé in an effort to induce Cuban Government to allow suspending order to remain in force pending conclusion of treaty. 273
73 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Kai May 18 Same subject. Incloses paraphrase of telegram of 17th instant to Habana. 274
Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 22 Same subject. Acknowledges instruction of May 17, and says matter has been presented to the President who does not feel that further suspension of decree can be granted. 274
74 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Kai May 25 Same subject. Incloses paraphrase of telegram of the 22d from Habana. 275
72 Mr. Kai to Mr. Bryan June 12 Same subject. Acknowledges notes of 18th and 25th ultimo and expresses thanks for assistance rendered Chinese chargé at Habana. 275

DENMARK.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1915. Jan. 20 Treaty for the advancement of general peace, concluded between the United States and Denmark. Proclamation. 276

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1915. Jan. 9 Political affairs. In view of the very difficult situation of the Government, President Jiménes asks for delay of the reforms sought by the United States. 279
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jiménes. Jan. 9 Financial affairs. Desires him to call at Department to discuss personally certain suggested reforms in the Dominican Republic. Incloses memorandum of forms suggested. 297
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 11 Same subject. Reports attempted removal of deputy receivers by Dominican Government and agrees with position of Mr. Baxter as to wisdom of taking the Receivership out of politics at once. 299
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Jan. 12 Political affairs. Instructs him to inform President Jiménes that the American Government will support him in the suppression of any insurrection against his Government; and to notify both Horacio Vásquez and Arias that they will be held personally responsible if they attempt to embarrass the Government. 279
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Instructs him to make suggestion to President Jiménes to issue a proclamation with a view to prevent reduction in revenue derived from internal revenue stamps. 299
Same to same Jan. 15 Same subject. Approves representations made to the President regarding deputy receivers and instructs him to impress upon President Jiménes the necessity for adopting certain measures for increasing revenues. 300
9 Mr. Jiménes to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 20 Same subject. Submits views and purposes of the Dominican Government in the matter of appointing customs officers of the Republic. 300
[Page XXXVIII] Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 27 Political affairs. Reports in regard to difficulties encountered by President Jiménes, who requests that if practicable the U. S. S. Castine be sent to Puerto Plata. 280
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Jan. 28 Same subject. Instructs him to support President Jiménez enforcing order for removal of Governor of Puerto Plata and for resistance to Vidal’s activities. Navy Department has been asked to send the Castine to Puerto Plata. 280
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 1 Same subject. Reports that the Dominican Government intends to forcibly eject the Governor and military commandant of Puerto Plata and requests allowance of sufficient funds to suppress successfully the threatened resistance. Instructions requested. 280
14 Mr. Jiménes to Mr. Bryan. do Financial affairs. Transmits copy of Gaceta Oficial containing decree forbidding the use of stamps and stamped paper which formed part of the internal revenue of the Dominican Republic. 302
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 2 Political affairs. Reports that present trouble in Puerto Plata is to determine whether the professional revolutionist need fear American action. Recommends prompt and vigorous suppression of this disturbance. 281
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him of Department’s opinion as to proper procedure for suppression of insurrectionists and instructs him to advise President Jiménes thereof, report his views, and the Legation’s recommendations. 281
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 3 Same subject. President Jiménes accepts Department’s plan of campaign against insurrectionists. Requests instructions for allowance necessary to equip expedition. 282
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 8 Same subject. Rebellious Puerto Plata officeholders have agreed to turn offices over to the Dominican Government. President Jiménes has ordered suspension of military movement. 282
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Feb. 9 Same subject. Reply to his Feb. 8. The Department is pleased to learn of peaceful termination of the President’s controversy with Puerto Plata. 282
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Government officials are installed at Puerto Plata. Dominican appreciation of assistance given by Commander of U. S. S. Castine. 282
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Reports that the Dominican Congress has refused twice to ratify the financial expert’s appointment. Politicians show irritation because of financial expert’s control of public funds. 302
128 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jiménes Feb. 15 Same subject. Refers to his note of Jan. 20, 1915; reviews the question of appointments in the receivership of the Dominican Republic and submits recommendation of an agreement to promote efficiency in the service. 302
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 3 Same subject. Reports that Dominican Government asks that $120,000 be made available to put railroad in working order and recommends that money be used for purpose indicated under certain conditions. 305
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 4 Same subject. Reports request of the general director of public works that he be authorized to borrow $50,000 from credit order to continue work now in progress. 305
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Mar. 6 Same subject. Dominican Minister has been informed that Department sanctions under certain conditions money for repairs Dominican Central Railroad. 306
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 12 Same subject. Recommends funds for road from La Vega to Santo Domingo 306
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Mar. 18 Same subject. Department is not prepared to approve expenditure of public works funds without congressional sanction unless legality clear. Asks citation of laws 306
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram) Mar. 25 Political affairs. Gunboat desirable 283
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Mar. 27 Same subject. Gunboat will be sent 283
Mr. Sullivan to Mr Bryan (telegram) do Financial affairs. Financial expert outlines economies to reduce running expenses of government. 307
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Mar. 30 Same subject. Baxter instructed to pay over to Dominican Government after Apr. 1, only such amounts as it may be entitled to by treaty. 307
[Page XXXIX] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Mar. 31 Same subject. Refers to his March 12, and says authorization by Dominican Congress necessary for expenditure of funds, and directs that order 1334 be disapproved. 307
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 1 Same subject. Refers to his March 4th. Department unwilling to authorize transfer of money from credit order 1325 to continue work now in progress. Explains policy of Department which is not to interfere in details of internal improvements. 307
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 8 Political affairs. Reports political plot to impeach President Jiménes. Recommends that politicians be given to understand that Jiménes cannot be impeached for good faith with the United States. 283
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Apr. 9 Same subject. This Government will not permit any attack on President Jiménes for acting in good faith toward United States. 283
M. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 15 Same subject. As a result of the carrying out of instruction of April 9 a better situation exists. 284
Mr. Pichardo to Mr. Bryan Apr. 17 Financial affairs. Informs Department of appointment of a commission to discuss certain questions and asks that it be received. 308
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 18 Political affairs. Horacista party preparing to start revolution. Believes Department should take action at outset to convince revolutionists this Government will itself suppress revolts. 284
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Apr. 20 Same subject. Reply to his Apr. 18. It is not wise to authorize money for military purposes. Directs movement to suppress revolts. 284
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 24 Same subject. Dominican Government desires $12,000 for munitions. Situation, in view of Department’s attitude, is better. 285
Same to same (telegram) May 5 Same subject. Ovendo leading small force against Government in Macoris. 285
Same to same (telegram) May 6 Same subject. President issues proclamation concerning revolutionary movements. Trouble at Macoris subsiding. 285
Same to same (telegram) May 8 Same subject. Government anticipates several small disturbances as forerunner of revolution. Steps being taken to apprehend leaders. 286
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). May 10 Same subject. Directs that he keep in touch with Government and render all possible assistance in suppression of disturbances. Navy Department will be asked to give necessary instructions. 286
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 12 Same subject. Ovendo’s band defeated. Government taking rigorous measures and desires munitions. 286
Same to same (telegram) May 14 Same subject. Horacista Bonneti killed General Ricart, chief of President’s bodyguard. Political feeling running high. 286
Mr. Tumulty to Mr. Bryan May 15 Financial affairs. Incloses a letter from President Jiménes to President Wilson naming special commission with credentials. 308
The Dominican Commissioners to the Department of State. (1) Same subject. Sets forth understanding of Dominican Government to effect that Dominican President has unrestricted power concerning appointments in the Custom service. 309
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 26 Political affairs. Constitutional convention being urged by opposition, to meet June 1. Government favors election new convention to meet in February or reconvening Bordas convention elected in December. 1913. 286
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Department’s policy finally understood and accepted. General opinion revolution no longer means of power. Long period of prosperity believed at hand. 287
The Department of State to the Dominican Legation. June 8 Financial affairs. Sets forth position concerning appointments of personnel of the receivership, which is a function of the President of the United States. 310
Same to same June 8 Same subject. Discusses appointment of financial expert and duties of general receiver. 311
57 The Dominican Legation to the Department of State June 10 Same subject. Acknowledges note and says appointment of customs officials is vested by the Constitution in the president of the Republic 313
President Jiménes to President Wilson (telegram). June 22 Same subject. Requests directions be given to prevent Charles Johnston from assuming office in Santo Domingo. 313
[Page XL] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). June 26 Same subject. Informs him of receipt of telegram from President Jiménes, and says that if complaints against Mr. Johnston will be specifically set forth they will receive careful examination. This Government is loath to consider removal of employee under receivership without hearing. 313
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 6 Same subject. Reports passage by Congress of budget carrying appropriations in excess of estimates. Bill returned by President, who sends special message urging reconsideration, but has no hope of favorable action. Minister of Finance says that he can operate under old budget and keep within obligations. 314
Same to same (telegram) July 7 Political affairs. Outbreaks likely. Arias active and may be dismissed by President. The United States should be prepared to land forces. 287
Same to same (telegram) July 9 Same subject. Party of armed men go to bush from Macoris. Vasquez returns from United States. Vidal thought to be in New York; should be investigated. Arrests made. Enforced enlistments for army. Censorship of cables and telegraph. 287
Same to same (telegram) July 14 Same subject. Situation not improved. President determined to compel order, and intimates presence of war vessel would be of great assistance. 288
Financial affairs. Heavy inroads on funds appropriated for other purposes have been made for war operations. 314
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). July 16 Political affairs. Directs that Department’s telegraphic instruction of Apr. 9 be brought to attention of the opposition, particularly Arias; they will be held personally responsible for disorders. Protest against diversion of funds. Nashville ordered to Santo Domingo. 288
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Protest strongly against diversion of funds as contrary to the convention. 315
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 22 Political affairs. In pursuance of Department’s July 16, he has talked with Arias and other leaders. Has made written protest against diversion of funds. 289
189 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Refers to Department’s July 16. Incloses copy of an open letter to Horacio Vasquez, and quoted to American consular officers in the Dominican Republic and to the press, outlining this Government’s policy in the Dominican Republic; also a note to the Foreign Office embodying protest in reference to diversion of funds. 289
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Department’s July 16, 4 p.m. Verbal and written protest made against diversion of funds. 315
189 Same to same do Incloses copy of note addressed to the Foreign Office in reference to the diversion of funds. 315
Same to same (telegram) July 26 Political affairs. Nashville arrived. Country quiet except at Macoris and La Romana. Government sends more troops. 291
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). July 27 Same subject. Commends action reported in his July 22. Department hopes for early cessation of disorders. 291
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Instructs to consult with receiver and report recommendation as to liquidation of diversions already made and for the establishment of finances upon sound basis once order is restored. 316
193 Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing. July 30 Political affairs. Refers to his No. 189 and incloses reply of Horacio Vasquez to his telegram copied in that despatch; also incloses reply of the Foreign Office to his note of protest against diversion of funds, copied in the same despatch. 292
Financial affairs. Incloses copy of the note from the Foreign Office in reply to his protest against the diversion of funds. Comments thereon. 316
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). Aug. 3 Same subject. Expresses hope that President’s message will have favorable results, but nothing should be left undone to prevent budget carrying appropriations in excess of revenue. 316
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 17 Political affairs. Minister of Finance resigns. Minister of Foreign Affairs not chosen. President’s health and intrigues make situation uncertain. United States vessel with forces ready for immediate service seems advisable. 293
[Page XLI] Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 20 Financial affairs. Old budget continues in force, but appropriations will be operated so as not to exceed estimated income. List of items suppressed to be given publicity. 317
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). Aug. 23 Political affairs. U. S. S. Marietta being dispatched to Santo Domingo. 294
200 Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing. Aug. 26 Financial affairs. In pursuance of Department’s July 27, he sends inclosed the Legation’s recommendations as to liquidation of diversion’s of revenue, and on the subject of the reestablishment of the Government’s finances on a sound basis. 317
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). Sept. 2 Political affairs. Marietta detained, and in view of work being performed by Navy in Haiti, will not be detailed unless absolutely necessary in Dominican waters. 294
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 3 Same subject. Recommendations intended to be conveyed in his Aug. 17, in regard to American vessel coincide with Department’s views. 294
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 4 Same subject. Government weak and temporizing. Present conditions warrant serious consideration of American rights. 294
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson Sept. 15 Financial affairs. Acknowledgement of receipt of his No. 20. of Aug. 26. 321
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 16 Political affairs. Calcaño forces attacked Macoris, killing eight. Batista attacked Guarda Costa. Small revolutionary bands operating at Azua. No new developments at Sanchez and Puerto Plata. 295
139 Mr. Polk to Mr. Russell Sept. 17 Financial affairs. Reviews political and financial conditions, pointing out increasing indebtedness of Dominican Government. Recommends conclusion of amended convention, more comprehensive than that of 1907, and directs report in event this can not he accomplished. 321
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 21 Political affairs. Felix and followers surrendered. Former to leave the country. 295
Mr. Polk to Mr. Johnson (telegram). do Financial affairs. Before it can consider a loan, Department must have statement showing Dominican Republic’s total income and outgo and floating debt; further details; Minister Russell will soon arrive in Santo Domingo and will then propose adoption of measures calculated to give practical relief. 326
Same to same Sept. 23 Political affairs. Acknowledgment of his No. 193 of July 30. 296
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 28 Financial affairs. No further indebtedness to the convention fund should be incurred unless satisfactory repayment plan be first arranged, such as now proposed by Dominican Government through a loan, to obtain which the Department is ready to lend all proper assistance. 326
Mr. Russell to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 22 Political affairs. The present developments do not seem to demand action similar to that taken in Haiti. Expresses fear that open rupture between Arias and Velasquez might result. Extraordinary session of Congress to be called regarding financial condition. 296
13 Same to same Oct. 29 Financial affairs. Reports on financial situation. 326
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Russell (telegram). Nov. 4 Same subject. Department will await report concerning revised convention before considering increase of indebtedness to convention fund and proposed loan or any nonconstructive measures which would afford but temporary relief. 327
Mr. Russell to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Nov. 5 Same subject. Has reported by mail concerning improbability of securing approval of Congress to amended convention. President absent and return uncertain. Minister of Finance requests approval of advance to pay salaries. 328
22 Same to same Nov. 8 Same subject. Report on financial situation, which is still in a hopeless state. 328
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 10 Same subject. Minister of Finance requests advance of $60,000 a month for two or three months, and asks that this be retained from the Government’s portion of collections. Minister threatened to resign when request was refused prior to consulting Department, but will await action by the Department. 329
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Russell (telegram). Nov. 14 Same subject. Department prefers to have office of financial advisor established so that it will not be subject to abolishment by future administrations, but is willing to have his rights and duties vested in receivership. Directs to insist upon constabulary, pointing out advantages. Upon receipt of note accepting conditions Department will arrange advance of $120,000. 330
[Page XLII] Mr. Russell to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Nov. 20 Same subject. Note presented. Congress called. Horacistas may use our demands in propaganda to start revolution. Some possibility that President may resign. Arias and Vidal can control Congress, and latter would undoubtedly be named President. Asks concerning measures Department would take to prevent election of Arias. 331
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Russell (telegram). Nov. 26 Same subject. Resignation of President would be matter of regret and concern. Assure President of our support in efforts toward bettering conditions in the Republic. 331
28 Mr. Russell to Mr. Lansing Nov. 30 Political affairs. Calls attention to practice of Dominican Government in transporting undesirable revolutionists and persons charged with common crimes to Porto Rico. Matter has been called to attention of the Government with view to punishment of criminals. 296
14 Mr. Polk to Mr. Russell do Financial affairs. Acknowledges with approval his No. 22 of the 8th inst. 331
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Russell (telegram). Dec. 2 Same subject. Discreetly inform persons seeking to overthrow the Government, or to force the resignation of the President, that this Government will use means at its disposal to secure peace and to prevent disorders. 332
30 Mr. Russell to Mr. Lansing Dec. 9 Same subject. Reports interview with the President on the subject matter of his note of Nov. 19. Incloses copy of correspondence with the Foreign Office. 332
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 17 Same subject. The Government, convinced of approaching revolution, asks what financial aid may be expected from the United States in case of trouble. 339

ECUADOR.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Cordova to Mr. Bryan 1915. Feb. 9 Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co. The company intends to lodge with the Department a protest against diversion by Ecuador of funds to other uses than the payment of obligations entered into with the company. As the matter is not a diplomatic one, it is hoped the Department will ignore the protest. 340
17 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Córdova. Feb. 13 Same subject. If protest is received by the Department, he will be advised of the steps it deems advisable to take 341
Mr. Córdova to Mr. Bryan Mar. 13 Same subject. Requests that the Department obtain for him from the company certain documents and data; also that he be furnished a copy of Arbitrator Miller’s report. Incloses copy of report of Arbitrator Baquerizo Moreno. 341
61 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman. Apr. 2 Same subject. The company has lodged protest against the Government of Ecuador for diverting funds to other purposes than those contracted for by that Government with the company. Instructs to bring to the attention of the Foreign Office. 342
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 24 Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Reports facts re arrest. Has requested full statement of charges and proof against him. 373
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Apr. 26 Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co. Quotes telegram from the President of Ecuador to the secretary of the foreign bondholders and instructs to ascertain whether the telegram means that the Government of Ecuador desires to have the mortgage foreclosed and the rights of the stockholders forfeited. 343
Same to same (telegram) do Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Insist that authorities permit American prisoner free communication with diplomatic and consular representatives. 374
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 29 Same subject. Recommends that Consular Agent at Bahia be instructed to investigate immediately. 374
The British Embassy to the Secretary of State. Apr. 30 Guayaquil and Quito Railway Co. The British representative at Quito has been instructed to draw attention of the Government of Ecuador to the obligations of that Government towards the bondholders; asks whether the Government of the United States intends to take similar steps. 344
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Goding (telegram). May 1 Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Have agent Bahia investigate reported arrest of Strong. 374
[Page XLIII] The Secretary of State to the British Embassy. May 7 Guayaquil and Quito Railway Co. Incloses copy of Department’s telegram to Mr. Hartman Apr. 26, 1915. Requests to be informed what steps the British Government is taking to compel the Government of Ecuador to comply with its contractual obligations. 344
85 Mr. Goding to Mr. Bryan May 11 Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Investigation proves there is no evidence against Strong. 374
18 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Córdova. May 12 Guayaquil and Quito Ry. Co. Reply to his Mar. 13. The Department can not ask the company to furnish certain documents and data for the Government of Ecuador; the contents of the report of Arbitrator Baquerizo are not of such value as is customary to attach to formal reports and the report of Arbitraror Miller is not a public document and can not be furnished to the Government of Ecuador 345
Mr. Goding to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Same purport as Mr. Goding’s No. 85, above. 375
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hartman (telegram). May 14 Same subject. Use best efforts obtain Strong’s release. 375
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 19 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. Reports answer of the Minister for Foreign Affairs to the protest contained in Department’s No. 61 of Apr. 2, 1915. It denies the right of the United States to intervene in the matter. 346
Same to same (telegram) May 22 Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Orders telegraphed to Manta for release of Strong. 376
114 Same to same May 24 Same subject. Additional reports re Strong’s imprisonment. Correspondence with the Foreign Office. 376
118 Same to same June 4 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. Incloses a note from the Foreign Office stating that the subject under discussion is not one to be dealt with through the diplomatic channel. 346
Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Bryan. June 7 Same subject. Draws attention to various works which are being carried on by the Government of Ecuador with funds which were preferentially pledged to the bondholders of the railway company. 351
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman (telegram). June 16 Same subject. Instruction to use personal good offices in urging Ecuador to complete remittance to London for July coupon on prior bonds. 351
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 17 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. Minister for Foreign Affairs regrets inability to make remittance now. 352
70 Mr. Osborne to Mr. Hartman. June 23 Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Considers Ecuadorian Government should take action against Governor of Manabí because of his arbitrary measures which caused the unwarranted arrest of Mr. Strong. 379
Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Lansing. July 7 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. Quotes letter from the council of foreign bondholders expressing disappointment at the course adopted by President Plaza as evinced by his telegram to the secretary of the council of foreign bondholders of Feb. 8, 1915. 352
Same to same July 11 Loan negotiations. The British Government is in agreement with the Government of the United States in its attitude towards a loan and will, if approached, refuse any assistance. 353
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 19 Same subject. The Government of Ecuador urgently requests the active assistance of the Department in its efforts to secure a loan; situation critical. 353
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hartman (telegram). July 23 Same subject. The Department is advised that the railway company has no objection to the proposed loan if the Government of Ecuador will make provision to use part of the proceeds to pay the arrears in interest and sinking fund of the railway bonds, if the customs dues pledged to the service of the bonds remain inviolate and if its claims are paid. The Department feels that it would not be justified to assist Ecuador unless a satisfactory settlement is had with the railway company. 354
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Spring Rice. July 24 Same subject. The Minister of Ecuador has been informed by the Department that it is not possible to disassociate the question of a loan from the settlement of the case of the Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. 354
Mr. Córdova to Mr. Lansing. July 26 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. case. Requests that he be furnished a statement in writing of the conversation which took place at an interview with the Secretary of State on the 20th instant. 355
[Page XLIV] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Córdova. July 30 Same subject. Repeats statement made at the interview of the 20th instant that the two subjects can not be separated. Reply to the foregoing. 355
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Aug. 6 Same subject. Department is advised that the Congress of Ecuador will be asked to authorize the Executive to suspend payments until differences with the railway company are settled. 355
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 9 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. President Plaza denies that he intends to ask Congress for authority to suspend all payments until differences with the railway company are settled. 356
130 Same to same Aug. 19 Loan negotiations. Incloses a note from the President of Ecuador stating the causes of the failure of Ecuador to make payments due on the Quayaquil & Quito Railway bonds. Reviews the differences with the railway company and states that his Government is willing to use part of the proceeds of the loan for the payment of the bonds. 356
139 Same to same Sept. 21 Imprisonment of M. D. Strong. Minister of Foreign Affairs states that his Government instructed the Governor of Manabí that no further ill treatment of foreigners should occur in that province. 379
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Oct. 11 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. Instructs to protest against the resolution of the Ecuadorian Congress cancelling the arbitration and directing the defensor fiscal to take legal proceedings and to lay an embargo on the property of the company. 360
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 13 Same subject. Protest was delivered today 361
145 Same to same Oct. 19 Same subject. Incloses copy of his protest to the Foreign Office as instructed in Department’s telegram of Oct. 11, 1915; also copy of the resolution. 361
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 20 Same subject. Reports receipt of note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs reiterating the question of propriety of diplomatic action by the Government of the United States. 363
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 21 Same subject. Ecuadorian officials have solicited negotiations for private settlement of differences with the company. 363
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Oct. 23 Same subject. Instruction to report nature and scope of the private settlement solicited. 364
83 Same to same do Same subject. Instructs to deliver to the Government of Ecuador the protest of the railway company against the issuance of treasury warrants to be received in payment of export duties which would impair the customs receipts pledged to the service of the railway bonds. 364
Mr. Hartman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 28 Same subject. Reply to the Department’s Oct. 23, 4 p.m. The nature and scope of the private settlement will be determined at a conference to be held Nov. 4. 364
147 Same to same Nov. 2 Same subject. Incloses copy of the note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs in answer to Legation’s note of protest as directed by Department’s telegram of Oct. 11, 1915. 364
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Nov. 19 Loan negotiations. Reply to his No. 130 of Aug. 19. The Department is willing to assist Ecuador so far as it can properly do so in obtaining a loan, provided that Ecuador immediately resume daily payments for the service of the bonds and engage an American official to examine into the claims of Ecuador and the railway company against each other and to render a final decision. 367
153 Mr. Hartman to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 5 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. Refers to Department’s No. 83 of Oct. 23 and reports presentation of protest, to which no reply has yet been received; incloses his Foreign Office note No. 130 of May 8 and the reply thereto, No. 93 of May 14. 368
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 10 Loan negotiations. Substance of Department’s telegram of Nov. 19 was delivered to President Plaza on Nov. 22. On Dec. 2 the President declined to consider the propositions of the Government of the United States. 369
155 Same to same Dec. 11 Same subject. Refers to the foregoing and incloses copies of his memorandum of Nov, 22 and the President’s reply of Dec. 2. 370
[Page XLV] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hartman (telegram). Dec. 22 Guayaquil & Quito Ry. Co. The bondholders are becoming impatient at the continued failure of the Government of Ecuador to make remittances for interest and sinking fund. Ecuador seems bent upon elimination of the present railway administration; this Government will insist upon compliance with contractual obligations. 373

FRANCE.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. 1914. Nov. 23 Taxation of the French Cable Co. in the United States. States that the Compagnie Française des Câbles is being taxed by the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Asks relief. 390
1418 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jusserand. Dec. 16 Same subject. Department unable to ascertain that there is any treaty, understanding or agreement between United States and France and Compagnie Françaíse des Câbles exempting from taxation the pole lines from Orleans, Mass., to New York. 391
1915 Jan. 23 Treaty between United States and France for the advancement of peace. Text. 380
452 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sharp (telegram). Jan. 5 Liability to French military service of naturalized American citizens of French origin and of American-born children of French parentage. Chandeysson case. Refers to Mr. Herrick’s No. 767 of Nov. 17, 1914. Instruction to ask for release of Chandeysson. 384
452 Mr. Sharp to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 14 Same subject. Peralme case. Refers to Department’s No. 442 of Dec. 31, 1914. Reports refusal of French Government to release Peralme. 384
453 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Chandeysson case. Refers to the two foregoing papers. Release of Chandeysson refused. 384
493 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sharp (telegram). Jan. 21 Same subject. Lacombe case Refers to the foregoing and instructs him to request the French Government to discriminate between Frenchmen naturalized as Americans who emigrated before becoming liable to military service, and others. The Department will continue to make representations whenever informed of the impressment into the French army of a naturalized American. 385
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Young Feb. 1 Same subject. Pellissier case. Letter explaining the French law involved. 385
Mr. P. A. Lelong to the President. Apr. 8 Same subject. Incloses copies of his letter of Mar. 27 to the Department and the Department’s reply of Apr. 2; appeals from the conclusion of the Department as to his possession of dual nationality, and requests a reversal of its ruling. 386
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Lelong May 5 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing, referred to the Department by the President. 387
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. May 28 Taxation of the French Cable Co. in the United States. Submits facts re reciprocal agreement of 1879 and requests early solution. 391
446 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Sharp July 1 Liability to French military service. Seronde case. Instruction to say to the French Government that this Government can not recognize the right of French officials to summon citizens of the United States, residing within its territory and jurisdiction, to leave the United States and go to France to perform military service, whether or not they may be considered French citizens under French law; and that this objection applies equally to cases of persons born in France, naturalized in the United States, who have renounced allegiance to France; and applies also to cases of persons born in the United States of French parents, who are citizens of the United States by provision of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution. 388
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. July 7 Taxation of the French Cable Co. in the United States. Additional facts re taxation by authorities of Massachusetts of the Compagnie Française des Câbles. 393
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Walsh. do Same subject. Compagnie Française des Câbles requests that it be exempted from certain taxes assessed by the State of Massachusetts upon property situated within that State. 396
[Page XLVI] Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Lansing. July 12 Same subject. Requests that Governor of Connecticut be sent similar appeal as that sent Governor of Massachusetts re taxes demanded of Compagnie Française des Câbles Transatlantiques. 399
1513 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. July 26 Same subject. Governor of Connecticut has been addressed re taxes recently assessed by his State against the Compagnie Française des Câbles. 399
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Holcomb. do Same subject. Requests that the Compagnie Française des Câbles be exempted from certain taxes assessed by authorities of Connecticut upon property situated in that State. 400
Mr. Maltbie to Mr. Lansing Aug. 3 Same subject. The Legislature only can exempt the company from taxation. Next session will take place in January, 1917. 401
1520 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. Aug. 11 Same subject. The authorities of Massachusetts are inclined to give consideration to the request of the cable company. 402
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Maltbie Aug. 13 Same subject. Department awaits further advice from Governor re taxation of Compagnie Française des Câbles. 403
1089 Mr. Sharp to Mr. Lansing (telegram) Nov. 9 Liability to French military service. Kirghis case. Requests instruction. 390
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. Nov. 10 Appointment of the Commission under Article 2 of the Treaty of Sept. 15, 1914. Asks that extension of time within which to complete the organization of Commission be agreed upon. 383
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Lansing do Same subject. Government of France agrees to the proposed extension of time. 383
1192 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Sharp (telegram). do Liability to French military service. Reply to the Embassy’s No. 1089 Nov. 9. Instruction to present the Kirghis case to the Foreign Office. 390

GERMANY.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gregory. 1915. Mar. 17 Arrest of W. Miiller, German Consul at Seattle Wash. Requests investigation made regarding search of Consulate by police at Seattle. 404
The German Embassy to the Department of State. Mar. 18 Same subject. Charge of conspiracy made against Consul Mr. W. Müller and Mr. Schulz, secretary of consulate. 404
Mr. Bernstorff to Mr. Lansing. Mar. 28 Same subject. Facts re Müller being held under $1,000 bail and requests that matter be settled as soon as possible. 404
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Lister (telegram). Apr. 5 Same subject. Action taken in Müller case appears in contravention of articles 3 and 5 of the consular convention of 1871, and section 256 of the judiciary act approved Mar. 3, 1911. 405
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Bernstorff. do Same subject. Full information re nature of charges against Consul Müller has been requested of Governor of Washington. 406
Mr. Lister to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 12 Same subject. Inclosures from Prosecuting Attorney regarding Müller case. 407
2724 Mr. Bernstorff to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 16 Same subject. Protests against failure to take action in Müller’s case. 408
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bernstorff. Apr. 21 Same subject. Incloses statement by the Prosecuting Attorney of King County, Wash. 409
Mr. Bernstorff to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Requests Müllers case discontinued. Is ready to transfer Müller to another post in the United States. 409
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Lister (telegram). Apr. 26 Same subject. Department deems it desirable that the case be dismissed. 409
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bernstorff. Apr. 29 Same subject. Governor of Washington has been asked to dismiss charges against Müller, with the understanding that the latter be transferred to another post. 410
Mr. Bernstorff to Mr. Bryan. May 5 Same subject. Inquires if proceedings against Herr Müller have been discontinued. 410
Same to same May 12 Same subject. Consul Müller to be transferred to Atlanta, Ga. 411
Mr. Lister to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 13 Same subject. Müller’s case has been dismissed by prosecuting attorney. 411
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Lister (telegram). May 14 Same subject. German Consul to be transferred to another post. 411
1427 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bernstorff. May 17 Same subject. Provisional recognition has been accorded Wilhelm Müller as Acting Consul at Atlanta. Ga. 411
1428 Same to same May 18 Same subject. Müller’s case dismissed 412
Mr. Bernstorff to Mr. Bryan. May 21 Same subject. Gratified to learn that authorities of State of Washington acknowledged as unfounded the charge against Consul Müller. 412
1462 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Bernstorff. June 17 Same subject. Authorities at Seattle did not ascertain that the charges against Müller were unfounded, but his case was dismissed at suggestion of this Department. 412
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GREAT BRITAIN.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1914. Dec. 28 Killing of Walter Smith and wounding of Charles Dorsch, American citizens, by soldiers of the Canadian Militia. Walter Smith killed and Charles Dorsch wounded, Americans. Shot by private of Canadian Militia, who ordered them to land while duck shooting. 414
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Curtis (telegram). do Same subject. Take charge of Smith’s body. Give Dorsch every possible care. Get statements from Dorsch and private who did the shooting and report fully. 414
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Spring Rice. do Same subject. Quotes telegram from Vice Consul at Bridgeburg re shooting of Smith and Dorsch and requests British Government secure a report re same. 415
Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 29 Same subject. Canadian Government has been asked to send a report of the inquiry Smith and Dorsch case. 415
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Facts re shooting of Smith and Dorsch by Canadian militiamen. 415
Mr. Bryan to the President. Dec. 30 Copyright on musical works. Submits draft of a proclamation extending to British subjects the protection of the Act of Mar. 4, 1909, to unpublished musical works for reproduction by mechanical musical contrivances. Recommends that it go into effect on the same date as a proposed Order in Council extending to citizens of the United States the same measure of protection of the British copyright laws. 423
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan Dec. 31 Killing of Walter Smith, etc. Detailed report of coroner’s inquest on the death of Walter Smith, of Buffalo. N. Y. 416
1915. Jan. 1 Copyright on musical works. Text of the proclamation recommended in Mr. Bryan’s letter of Dec. 30, 1914. 425
869 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page (telegram). Jan. 2 Same subject. The proclamation has been issued effective Jan. 1, 1915, on the understanding that a British ordering council will be issued as of same date. 427
6 Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 4 Killing of Walter Smith, etc. Full reports have been requested of Canadian Government and Provincial Government of Ontario in case of Walter Smith. Expresses regrets. 417
10 Same to same Jan. 6 Same subject. Considers suitable compensation should be made to the family of the deceased and to the person injured by the shooting. 417
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Spring Rice. Jan. 8 Same case. Department feels justified in urging a statement of the intentions of the Canadian Government in regard to the case of Smith and Dorsch. 418
12 Mr. Messersmith to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 11 Same subject. Reports arrest of police officer, corporal and 2 privates on charge of manslaughter in connection with killing of Walter Smith and wounding of Chas. Dorsch. 419
14 Same to same Jan. 20 Same subject. Reports release of arrested men on bail. 419
67 Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 13 Same subject. Canadian Government gives mother of deceased man $10,000 and wounded man $5,000 as compensation for injuries and loss sustained. 420
899 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan Feb. 15 Copyright on musical works. Transmits copy of the British order in council issued as of Jan. 1, 1915. 427
13 Mr. Goodier to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 3 Killing of Walter Smith, etc. The grand jury found “No bill” against officer Thomas Delaney, and the Canadian soldiers Kayo, Macintosh and Kinsman who were charged with manslaughter for causing the death of Walter Smith. 420
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Spring Rice. Mar. 4 Same subject. Department is gratified by steps taken by the British Government in Smith and Dorsch case. 421
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Spring Rice. June 11 Same subject. Calls attention to improper statement of the judge in instructing the jury which influenced the action of the jury in failing to indict the accused men 422
1905 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing July 29 Abrogation of the Treaty of June 3, 1892. Reports acceptance thereof by great Britain. 11
Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 9 Killing of Walter Smith, etc. The Canadian authorities have come to the conclusion that there was nothing in the charge of the judge to the grand jury of a nature to influence the jury to find no bill 422
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Spring Rice. Nov. 3 Agreement extending time for appointment of commission under article 2 of the Treaty of Sept 15, 1914. Suggests extension to Jan. 1, 1916. Formal written acceptance of the suggestion will be sufficient to effect the extension. 413
Mr. Spring Rice to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Acceptance or the foregoing, effecting the extension. 413
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GUATEMALA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
160 Mr. Leavell to Mr. Bryan 1915. Mar. 9 Message of the President. Incloses copies, with translation of extract of interest to the Department. 430
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Méndez. Nov. 3 Appointment of Commission under article 2 of the Treaty of Sept. 20, 1913. Suggests extension of time within which to complete organization of Commission. 429
Mr. Méndez to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Guatemala agrees to the extension of time for organization of Commission. 429

HAITI.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). 1914. Sept. 23 Controversy between the National Railroad Co. and the Government of Haiti. Department has been informed that the Haitian Government intends to foreclose the property of the above named company, which in the opinion of this Government is directly contrary to the provisions of the railroad contract. Instructs to inform the Haitian Government that the United States will have to take such measure to safeguard the rights of this company as it may deem necessary. 538
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 25 Same subject. The Haitian Government seems to be determined to foreclose on Sept. 28, but in a spirit of conciliation will favorably receive a request from the railroad company for a stay of execution for 60 days. 538
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 28 Same subject. The Haitian Government today served notice of foreclosure to the National Railroad Co. of Haiti and gave notice of adjudication of the property on Dec. 28. 539
10 Same to same Sept. 30 Same subject. Incloses a note from Minister of Foreign Affairs giving in detail the contentions of the Haitian Government. 539
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Oct. 2 Same subject. Instructs to request the Haitian Government that all proceedings against the company be held in abeyance until Dec. 28, during which time Department will endeavor to arrange matters between the company and the Haitian Government. 542
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 14 Same subject. The Foreign Office insists that diplomatic intervention in this case is inadmissible on account of agreement in the contract and because arbitration is provided for therein, but grants request for stay of proceedings through international courtesy. 543
12 Same to same Oct. 16 Same subject. Incloses memorandum from the Foreign Office giving the views of the Haitian Government on the subject as indicated in telegram to the Department of Oct. 14, 1914. 543
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard. Nov. 7 Same subject. A copy of the note from the Foreign Office in Legation’s No. 12, of Oct 16, 1914 has been transmitted to Mr. H. L. Farnham of New York City for his information. 545
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Dec. 23 Same subject. Instructs to inform President Theodore that this Government hopes that foreclosure proceedings against the railroad company will be suspended until all questions pending between the company and the Haitian Government can be fully considered here. 545
Mr. Wehrhane to Mr. Bryan. 1915. Jan. 4 Financial affairs. Submits memorandum of suggestions from National Bank of Haiti regarding method of handling the situation between the Théodore Government in Haiti and the national bank. 496
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits telegram from the Minister of Finance to Mr. Wehrhane concerning the relations of the bank with the Haitian Government. 498
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Same subject. Permit no harm to be done to foreign employees of the Bank of Haiti. Inform Haitian Government. 498
26 Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan. do Railroad controversy. Incloses correspondence with the Foreign Office in regard to the suspension of the foreclosure proceedings against the railroad company. 545
Mr. Ménos to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 11 Financial affairs. Statement of relationship of the Bank of Haiti with the Haitian Government. 499
[Page XLIX]28 Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 11 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Foreign Office concerning the relations existing between the Bank of Haiti and the Haitian Government. 500
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 12 Same subject. No threats made against Williams, but French Director Desrue. Minister for Foreign Affairs assures protection. 502
28 Same to same Jan. 15 Same subject. Inclosures regarding interference by Haitian Government in the affairs of the National Bank of Haiti. 502
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Jan. 16 Political affairs. Cape Haitien is adhering to new revolution. The consular corps requests war vessel. The Washington ordered there. 461
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 18 Same subject. Receivership reports Dominicans supporting Haitian revolution. Dominican Government informed and speedy action to prevent this activity promised. 461
Mr. Livingston to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Rebels under Metellus enter Cape Haitien. Vilbrun Guillaume accepted as candidate for presidency. 462
30 Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan. do Railroad controversy. Incloses a note from the Foreign Office giving the attitude of the Haitian Government in the railroad controversy as indicated in Legation’s telegram of Jan. 15, 1915. 546
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 20 Political affairs. Consul at Gonaives reports St. Michel, Ennery, and others have taken up arms against Government. Vilbrun Guillaume has proclaimed himself chief at Cape Haitien. 462
31 Same to same Jan. 22 Railroad controversy. Incloses a note from the Foreign Office stating that the Haitian Government will extend the time limit to Feb: 20. 548
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 23 Financial affairs. Message for Wehrhane regarding demand of Justice of Peace to remove seal and transport funds to another banking house. 505
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 26 Political affairs. Reports blockade and closure of certain ports. 462
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Immediate issue of 2,000,000 gourdes in Treasury notes authorized. 505
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Same subject. Advise the Haitian Government that this Government can not consent to the removal of funds belonging to the bank. 506
240 Mr. Livingston to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 27 Political affairs. Revolution in northern Haiti nearing close with practically no fighting. Discusses causes of revolution. Revolutionists accept candidacy of General Vilbrun Guillaume Sam. 462
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 1 Financial affairs. Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that Haitian Government never intended using other than legal means to remove funds under seal at bank. 506
33 Same to same Feb. 6 Same subject. Facts regarding removal of funds from bank. Minister of Foreign Affairs states that Haitian Government never had intentions of using forcible means to remove amounts under seal at the bank. 507
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 8 Political affairs. Haitian gunboat at Gonaives to enforce blockade. 463
Mr. Wehrhane to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 9 Financial affairs. Protests against the action of the Haitian Government in taking the Treasury service from the Bank of Haiti. 510
Same to same Feb. 10 Same subject. Advised that Haitian Government has ordered customs duties be paid over to various merchants designated by the Haitian officials, instead of the bank as heretofore under existing contract. 511
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 11 Same subject. At the request of the bank Legation protested to Haitian Government against removal of Treasury service from bank. 511
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 13 Same subject. Legation’s protest rejected by Haitian Government. States French Minister only proper person to protect French firm. 512
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wehrhane. do Same subject. Advises him of action taken by the Department and the American Legation at Port ail Prince. 512
38 Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 15 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the Foreign Office concerning the protest of the Legation in regard to the actions taken against the bank by the Haitian Government. 512
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 19 Political affairs. Reports on progress of revolution in the vicinity of Port au Prince. 464
[Page L] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Feb. 20 Same subject. A commission composed of Minister Blanchard, ex-Governor Fort, of New Jersey, and Mr. Charles Cogswell Smith, of New Hampshire, is to be sent to Haiti. Governor Fort will bring instructions. Cable information concerning legality of President Théodore’s election and on four other points relating to the revolution. 464
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. do Financial affairs. Asks to be given assurances that the American Government does not intend to establish in Haiti a régime which will discriminate against French interests. 514
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 22 Political affairs. Port au Prince without food and no water. Surrounded by revolutionists. President Théodore has taken refuge on a Dutch vessel. 465
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 24 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Feb. 20. Preferable to delay sending commission until Government is established. 465
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Vilbrun Guillaume Sam recognized as Chief of Executive Power. Water and market supplies restored. Order maintained. President Theodore sailed for Curacao. 465
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 25 Same subject. Vilbrun Guillaume Sam has entered Port au Prince. Presidential salutes fired. Order maintained. 466
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 27 Same subject. Further reply to Department’s telegram of Feb. 20. 466
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Same subject. President considers it wise for Commission to come to Haiti at once. You will be member of Commission and act with others. Arrange for Consul Livingston to be at Port au Prince when Governor Fort arrives. 466
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 1 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing; has arranged with Admiral Caperton for Wheeling to bring Consul Livingston to Port au Prince. Advise Livingston to be ready, as we have no means of communication. 467
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Livingston (telegram). do Same subject. Be ready for U. S. S. Wheeling to take you Port au Prince Wednesday. 467
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 3 Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 27. Senate awaiting arrival of members in order to make a majority for electoral college. 467
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 4 Same subject. Vilbrun Guillaume Sam regularly and constitutionally elected President of Haiti. 467
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 5 Same subject. Consul Livingston arrived Port au Prince yesterday and Governor Fort and Mr. Smith this morning. 468
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 9 Same subject. Introduced Commission to Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs. Attended inauguration ceremonies with members of Commission and staff of Legation. Minister Foreign Affairs arranging audience with President tomorrow to receive Commission. 468
Mr. Fort to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Commission attended inauguration Vilbrun Guillaume Sam. Have official interview tomorrow. Commission protests against being left without a ship in harbor. 468
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 12 Same subject. The Commission should return at once, as it has possession of all facts. 468
Mr. Blandhard to Mr. Bryan (telegram) Mar. 15 Same subject. The Commission has left on Nashville. for Santiago de Cuba. 468
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 16 Same subject. Ex-President Zamor landed in Dominican Republic, crossed frontier, was arrested and brought to Port au Prince. Other arrests of Zamor supporters. Disbanding of army taking place, cable repaired and order prevails. 468
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 25 Same subject. Guillaume’s Government recognized by Germany and Italy. French Minister has recommended recognition. Under modified conditions seems advisable to recognize present Haitian Government. 469
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. France has recognized Guillaume Government. 469
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 28 Same subject. Bobo, ex-Minister of Interior of Haiti, has issued revolutionary call to Haitians. Makes attack on proposed American control of customs and is secretly supported by Arias. The Dominican President, Jiménez, has commanded Bobo to leave Monte Christi at once. 469
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). Apr. 1 Same subject. Support the President to prevent use of Dominican territory for hostilities against Haiti. 470
[Page LI] Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 10 Same subject. Dominican Government has ararrested and will deport Bobo. 470
Mr. Livingston to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 25 Same subject. Government troops have revolted at Fort Liberté. 470
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Bobo revolutionists entered Cape Haitien to-day without opposition. 470
Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 29 Same subject. Cape Haitien Consul reports rebels broke open and pillaged safe at customhouse. Gunboat Pacifique carrying ammunition and soldiers to Gonaives. 470
Same to same (telegram) May 5 Same subject. Decree of April 29 declares blockade against Fort Liberté. Not effective. 471
Same to same (telegram) May 6 Same subject. Bobo with cavalry escort entered Cape Haitien. 471
Same to same (telegram) May 14 Same subject. Government forces defeated near Cape Haitien. It is reported ammunition is supplied revolutionists by Dominicans. New paper currency in circulation. 471
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Sullivan (telegram). May 17 Same subject. It is reported ammunition is being supplied revolutionary forces in Haiti by Dominicans. Bring matter to Government’s attention and request action be taken to prevent deliveries. 471
Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 18 Same subject. Refers to the foregoing. Dominican Government assures me and Haitian Minister that orders are given to prevent deliveries of ammunition to Haitian revolutionists. General receiver of customs has ordered revenue cutter to Monte Christi. 472
Mr. Livingston to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 10 Same subject. Fighting renewed at Cape Haitien. French Consulate threatened. 472
Same to same (telegram) June 19 Same subject. Government troops captured forts protecting Cape Haitien and routed rebels. French cruiser Descartes entered port and sailors now patrolling town. 472
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 20 Same subject and purport 472
Mr. Livingston to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 21 Same subject and purport 472
63 Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing June 23 Same subject. Elaborates his telegram of June 20 473
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). July 3 Political affairs. Cape Haitien quiet. Revolutionists within 3 miles. Gen. Probus Blot informed fighting can not be permitted within Cape Haitien on account of the protection of lives and property of foreigners. Bobo will be so informed. Gen. Probus Blot assures fighting will not take place in town. Of this action I informed commanding officer of Descartes; also prepared for the protection of interests of foreign citizens. Considered undesirable that Descartes remain longer in Haitian waters. 474
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 27 Same subject. Forcible entry attempted on French Legation for purpose of taking President. French Minister and British Chargé have telegraphed for ships. Situation grave and presence of war vessels necessary. 474
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The President escaped from palace and has taken refuge in French Legation. 474
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Commandant of arrondissement of the Guillaume Government murdered 70 prisoners before giving up prison and was himself killed. President is in French Legation. Situation communicated to Admiral Caperton. 474
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Forcible entry of French Embassy attempted for purpose of taking cut President. French and British representatives have cabled for ships. Presence of war vessels necessary as soon as possible. 475
Same to same (telegram) July 28 Same subject. French Legation invaded, President taken out, killed and dismembered. U. S. S. Washington entering harbor. 475
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniels. do Same subject. Requests that Admiral Caperton be instructed to land marines from the Washington and to request captains of British and French warships not to land their marines, as American forces are ready and will protect foreign interests in Port au Prince. 475
Mr. Benson to Admiral Caperton (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to land marines for the protection of American and foreign interests and that British and French representatives be informed thereof. Additional forces ordered to Haiti from Cuba. 475
[Page LII] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). July 28 Same subject. Informs him of the foregoing orders to Admiral Caperton; instruction to cooperate. 476
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 29 Same subject. Marines and sailors were landed yesterday. Committee of safety agreed to disarm all Haitian soldiers. 476
Same to same (telegram) July 30 Same subject. Two bluejackets killed. Urgently need regiment of marines for patrol of city. Disarmament slowly continues. 476
Same to same (telegram) July 31 Same subject. Disarmament continues. Situation critical but well handled by forces. Revolutionary committee acting under Admiral’s direction Existence of armed troops in the North demands sufficient troops here to control situation in an emergency. 477
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 1 Same subject. Department’s July 28 complied with French Minister made no objection. Later he received instructions to have French guard placed at Legation to enforce respect for French flag. Conferred with Admiral and made arrangements for change of guard tomorrow. 477
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Aug. 2 Same subject. Reports existence of bands of Cacos, professional soldiers who terrorize the people and Congress. To stabilize conditions in Haiti the power of the Cacos must be broken and the bands must be dispersed. Another regiment of marines needed. 477
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. Admiral has put Colonel Cole in charge of military control and Captain Beach in charge of civilian matters. Fort National occupied today. City quiet. Connecticut left for Cape Haitien. 478
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels. Aug. 7 Treaty negotiations. Haiti will accede gladly to any terms proposed by the United States. Will grant right to intervene when necessary, customhouse control and other terms. Wish to avoid humiliation. 431
Same to same (telegram). do Political affairs. General Bobo resigned as Chief Executive and dismissed his Cabinet Ministers. His generals in North ordered to deposit arms with American forces. Election of President is desired by Haitiens. Congress will probably elect Dartiguenave. Congressmen agreed Haiti will accede to terms proposed by United States. Will cede outright Mole St. Nicholas also granting right customhouse control. Haitians fear Americans will withdraw troops. It is desirable to reestablish government immediately. 478
Mr. Casenave to Mr. Lansing. do Financial affairs. Requests requisite orders issued to turn over to the bank all moneys collected on customs receipts, in accordance with the contracts and conventions. 515
Mr. Benson to Mr. Lansing Aug. 9 Political affairs. Admiral Caperton has force 1,100 men on shore and 850 marines will be sent soon. He has been instructed to control Port au Prince and surrounding country. 479
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Aug. 10 Same subject. Confer with Caperton; he may allow election of a President whenever Haitians wish. Make clear to Congress our Government intends to uphold it, but must establish in charge only those who wish to put end to factional disorders. Candidates should understand United States expects to control customs and financial affairs of Haiti necessary for efficient administration. The United States means to help establish and maintain constitutional government 479
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 12 Treaty negotiations. Transmits alterations and additions to be made in the draft treaty submitted July 2, 1914, and instructs to submit the amended draft informally to the President-elect; to request that the Congress authorize the President-elect to conclude this treaty unmodified; to recognize the President when officially notified of said authorization; and simultaneously to conclude with him a treaty in strict accordance with the draft. 431
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Political affairs. Instruction of Aug. 10 complied with. Dartiguenave elected President to-day under protection of marines. No outbreak. President expressed gratitude for protection. 480
250 Mr. Livingston to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Reports on conditions in vicinity of Cape Haitien and incloses copy of proclamation by Admiral Caperton explaining attitude of United States toward Haiti. 480
[Page LIII] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Casenave. Aug. 12 Financial affairs. American Chargé d’Affaires at Port au Prince reports that the bank was instructed to collect customs revenues in Port au Prince, the branch office having already performed that function in Cane Haitien. 517
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Same subject. Consult Admiral Caperton and secure cases of gourdes on arrival, place same under Legation’s seal until instructed regarding their release. 517
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 13 Political affairs. President Dartiguenave will name cabinet to-day. Suggests that negotiations be opened soon to carry out stipulations contained in Department’s telegram of August 10, 1915. 482
Mr. Lansing to Mr Davis (telegram). Aug. 14 Treaty negotiations. Transmits full powers to negotiate treaty. 433
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 18 Same subject. Refers to Department’s Aug. 10 and 14. Department expects that the draft treaty submitted will be ratified promptly. Confer with Admiral Caperton for the purpose of conducting such public works under his direction as will relieve need for employment. The Admiral will be directed to take charge of certain customhouses. 434
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to the foregoing. Draft of treaty was placed before the President Aug. 17; he gave assurance action would be taken at once. 435
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniels. do Financial affairs. Requests that Admiral Caperton be directed to assume charge of certain customhouses. 518
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). do Political affairs. Urge immediate measures on part of Dominican Government to prevent movement of arms into Haiti. 482
36 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis Aug. 19 Treaty negotiations. Incloses the President’s autograph full power to sign treaty. 435
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Political affairs. The President and Minister of Foreign Affairs promised order will be sent to frontier governors urging renewed vigilance. 482
Mr. Daniels to Admiral Caperton (telegram). do Financial affairs. List of customhouses to assume charge of funds collected to be used for organizing and maintaining efficient constabulary. 518
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Aug. 22 Treaty negotiations. States motives and purposes of this Government in regard to Haiti. The treaty should be ratified promptly, and the Haitian Government should invite this Government to enter into a modus vivendi in order to make the treaty effective immediately. This Government will then assist Haiti to place its finances on a sound basis and to carry on public works for the benefit of its people. 435
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 23 Same subject. A note from the Foreign Office states that they are ready to begin pourparlers, and that the Government will suggest to the Legislature to pass a resolution expressing a desire that the President conclude the treaty. This attitude results from the expression “without modification,” used in Department’s instruction of Aug. 12. 436
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Arrival of Dutch boat without shipment of gourdes. Representative of bank note company displays cable from New York stating that no more shipping until advised by him. 519
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Aug. 24 Treaty negotiations. If de facto authorities do not ratify treaty, this Government will be compelled either to establish a military Government or permit present control of Government to pass to the political faction representing best elements of Haiti in order to reestablish stable government. 437
Admiral Benson to Mr. Lansing. do Financial affairs. Report inclosed relative to conditions in Haitian waters from August 7 to 12, inclusive. 519
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 25 Treaty negotiations. The President desires to propose certain changes in the draft. Political enemies of the Government are attempting to stir up animosity on the basis of the attitude of the United States. 438
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Aug. 26 Political affairs. Have assumed charge customhouse and port service Port de Paix. Ex-Government troops willing to disarm and return to homes, but can not get to our lines on account Cacos. 483
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 28 Treaty negotiations. Minister for Foreign Affairs submitted written reply of Haitian Government in regard to treaty. Practically every stipulation of original treaty is either omitted or so changed as to defeat its purpose. In my reply I declined to discuss matters, but requested an opinion as to acceptability of the original draft. 439
[Page LIV] Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 28 Political affairs. Bobo on Cuban vessel guarded by Dominican Government which desires to compel him to proceed to Santiago de Cuba. Instructions requested. 483
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. No objection to Bobo being landed at Santiago de Cuba. 483
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 30 Treaty negotiations. The President has agreed to sign the treaty, but insists upon certain stated modifications. Mr. Davis has not delivered instruction of Aug. 28 for fear of precipitating military measures. 439
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 1 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. With the exception of the phrasing of Article XIII, the Department must insist that the treaty stand substantially as submitted. States reasons. Approves his withholding of the instruction of Aug. 28. 440
Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Political affairs. Bobo debarked at Santiago de Cuba after being refused admission at Santo Domingo. Closely watched by Cuban Government. 483
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). do Financial affairs. Will occupy and begin administration customhouse at Port au Prince Sept. 2, unless otherwise directed. 520
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 2 Political affairs. He will proclaim martial law at Port au Prince September 3, to quell agitation there. 484
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Railroad controversy. Admiral Caperton suggests that the Department use its good offices to induce the National Railroad to resume work at once. If the Admiral considers it to be urgent the Department will endeavor to arrange with bankers for an advance sufficient to employ the hungry and indigent citizens. 549
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Sept. 3 Political affairs. Transmits proclamation of martial law issued at Port au Prince. 484
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 4 Treaty negotiations. If certain cabinet members resign, vacancies will be filled by those in sympathy with United States. Does Department still desire resolution by Congress authorizing the President to sign the treaty. Declaration of martial law has greatly strengthened position of the Government and will facilitate ratification of treaty. 442
Mr. Ménos to Mr. Lansing do Political affairs. Protests against arbitrary action of the American forces in Haiti in taking possession of customhouse and government of Port au Prince. 485
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 5 Treaty negotiations. If satisfied treaty will be ratified without amendments, on 12th inst., not necessary to insist on previous resolution. Department looks for immediate favorable action by the Chambers. 442
Mr. Daniels to Admiral Caperton (telegram). do Political affairs. Instructs not to take offensive action against Haitians unless to save life or property, then inform Department immediately. 486
Mr. Ménos to Mr. Lansing Sept. 6 Same subject. Desires explanations of Admiral Caperton’s proclamation of martial law and taking possession of customhouses. 486
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 7 Treaty negotiations. Conference with President and Cabinet demanding answer to treaty. President requested and accepted resignations of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Public Works, which removes cause of previous delays. Cabinet agrees to accept treaty substantially as submitted. President realizes necessity for action without delay. 442
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). do Political affairs. Cacos investing Cape Haitien and preventing foodstuffs from entering. May have to consider offensive operations against them. 486
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 10 Treaty negotiations. Transmits modifications of treaty proposed by Haitian Government. Minister for Foreign Affairs states that no ratification for the treaty can be secured unless modified as stated. 443
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Ménos do Political affairs. Reply to his Sept. 4 and 6. The interests of Haiti will be best served by restricting pending negotiations to Port au Prince. 487
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Same subject. Reviews interviews had with the Haitian Minister at Washington regarding the United States taking possession of customhouses and declaring martial law in Haiti, and that the Minister was informed that negotiations should be carried on at Port au Prince only. 487
[Page LV] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). Sept. 10 Same subject. Request President Jiménes to enforce strict neutrality of Dominican Republic and to issue decree placing embargo on export of arms and munitions to Haiti 488
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 11 Treaty negotiations. Instructs to obtain from President Dartiguenave an understanding that the English text of the treaty shall prevail. 445
Admiral Benson to Mr. Lansing. do Political affairs. Submits copy of a report from Admiral Caperton, relating to conditions in Haitian waters. Aug. 13 to 19. inclusive. 488
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 12 Treaty negotiations. Reply to his Sept. 10. Accepts modifications of treaty proposed by Haitian Government, with certain changes. 445
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 14 Same subject. Minister for Foreign Affairs states Government ready to sign treaty, enter into modus vivendi, and then submit treaty for ratification. This is preferable mode of procedure. Minister of Finance stated necessity of funds for meeting Government expenses until details of treaty are arranged and income realized under its operation. Statement is desired that United States will aid Haitian Government to secure loan. 446
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Political affairs. Reply to Department’s Sept. 10. The Dominican Government has issued a decree prohibiting exportation of arms and ammunition to Haiti. 490
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 15 Treaty negotiations. Reply to his Sept. 14. Instruction to conclude treaty without requiring resolution authorizing President to enter into modus vivendi, provided modus vivendi is signed at same time treaty is ratified. Then this Government will assist in securing loan. A commission with full powers to negotiate this loan should be sent to Washington. Upon ratification of treaty, will take steps to obtain an advance of $100,000 for Haitian Government. 447
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Financial affairs. The German Legation at Port au Prince has protested to the Haitian Government against the American management of Haitian customs. 520
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Same subject. The Haitian Government should inform the German Legation that German interests will be given the same treatment as other foreign interests. 520
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 17 Treaty negotiations. Formally recognized Government and signed treaty. Ratification expected next week. 448
Mr. Polk to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Same subject. The Department is gratified with his Sept. 17, and hopes there will be no delay in ratification. 448
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Political affairs. Reports having recognized the Government and signed the treaty on 16th instant. Extra session of Congress will be called to-morrow to allow ratification of treaty. 490
46 Same to same Sept. 21 Treaty negotiations. Forwards original of the treaty signed Sept. 16. 448
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Requests instruction re arrival of 500,000 gourdes. 520
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Sept. 22 Political affairs. Colonel Waller has reported encounters with Cacos. Several killed. No casualties to American forces. 491
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Major Butler reports attacks on his command by Cacos. Railroad being repaired. 491
Mr. Polk to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Financial affairs. Department believes that further issue of paper money would be unwise. Consult Admiral Caperton re holding the cases of gourdes for the time being. 521
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 23 Same subject. Encloses letter of instructions issued to the customs and civil administration in Haiti by Admiral Caperton. 521
Mr. Polk to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 24 Treaty negotiations. Instructs to report status of treaty. 451
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 25 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. The House will give a large majority for treaty. If the Senate should refuse to ratify, the President may dissolve Congress, call a constitutional convention, and enter into a modus vivendi. Requests instructions 452
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Sept. 26 Political affairs. Reports further encounters with Cacos. 491
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Financial affairs. Customhouse is holding 500,000 gourdes. States reasons why this amount should be released to the Haitian Government. 523
[Page LVI] Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Sept. 26 Same subject. Submits plan for the release to the Haitian Government of the 500,000 gourdes held by customhouse. 523
Mr. Polk to Mr. Davis (telegram). Sept. 27 Treaty negotiations. Reply to his Sept. 25. The Department would regret dissolution of the present Congress; urge ratification at once; cooperate with Admiral Caperton. 452
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Gourdes will be available to Haitian Government provided satisfactory arrangement with the bank and prompt ratification of the treaty is made. 524
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 29 Political affairs. Dominican Government promised to instruct officials to lend cooperation and support to frontier guard and arrest suspicious Dominicans and Haitians 492
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Financial affairs. If Department still considers that gourdes now held should not be issued, some arrangements should be made to provide the Government with funds pending ratification of treaty. 524
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). do Same subject. If gourdes are withheld from Haitian Government, can funds be furnished from available customs receipts? 525
Mr. Polk to Mr. Davis (telegram). Oct. 2 Same subject. Department is constrained to believe that further issue of unredeemable paper money will make more difficult efforts to place Haitian finances on a firm basis. 525
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 6 Treaty negotiations. Ratification voted 75 to 6 by Chamber of Deputies. 453
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 12 Same subject. Senate committee report expected this week. 453
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 14 Same subject. Senate committee has expressed desire to reopen treaty negotiations. Minister for Foreign Affairs informed by Mr. Davis that it is impossible and that the United States expects ratification in the next few days. 453
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Davis (telegram). Oct. 15 Same subject. Action reported Oct. 14 approved 453
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 22 Same subject. President of Senate gave assurances committee would submit report on Oct. 26. 453
Same to same Oct. 25 Same subject. Encloses correspondence with Foreign Office concerning interpretation of certain articles of treaty. 454
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 26 Same subject. Have assurance Haitian Government will enter into modus vivendi after ratification. Requests permission to return to United States. Lieutenant Oberlin is conversant with all negotiations. 456
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Oct. 30 Political affairs. Bahon and St. Suzanne disturbed. Cacos treated as bandits and Colonel Waller directed to take active measures to suppress them. 492
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniels. do Financial affairs. Requests that Admiral Caperton be asked whether any funds can be paid to the bank for the service of foreign loans. 526
Mr. Lansing to Lieutenant Oberlin (telegram). Nov. 4 Treaty negotiations. Instructs to interview President Dartiguenave if ratification not concluded this week, and cable explanations. 456
Lieut. Oberlin to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Nov. 5 Same subject. Senate committee report recommends modifications concerning financial adviser. The Haitian Government desires that the Legation address a letter to it stating that the Government of the United States can consider no further modifications of the treaty. 456
Mr. Lansing to Lieut. Oberlin (telegram). do Same subject. Department is informed lobbyists seek to defeat ratification of treaty, hoping to produce political situation in this country which will necessitate withdrawal of American marines from Haiti. Department suggests President Dartiguenave call his Senators and question each regarding connection with such a plan. Press ratification 457
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniels do Financial affairs. Requests that a naval pay officer be directed to take $124,000 to Haiti on the Vulcan from the representatives of the National Bank of Haiti at New York. 526
Mr. Lansing to Lieut. Oberlin (telegram). Nov. 8 Treaty negotiations. The time has come to press vote by Senate. Department suggests Haitian Government transmit to Legation copy of Senate report and inquire if this Government would entertain modifications; and that Legation reply this Government believes interests of Haiti best served by ratification of treaty as signed. 457
[Page LVII] Mr. Daniels to Admiral Caperton (telegram). Nov. 10 Same subject. Instructs to state to President Dartiguenave and the Cabinet his gratification over public sentiment in favor of the treaty and to advise them that, if treaty fails of ratification, it is the intention of the Government of the United States to retain control of Haiti and at once proceed with the pacification of Haiti. In the meanwhile the present Government will be supported in its efforts to establish lasting peace. 458
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Nov. 12 Same subject. The Senate has ratified the treaty. The Government will submit a modus vivendi for signature soon. 458
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to telegrams Sept. 14 and Oct. 26. Instruction to accept invitation to enter into a modus vivendi at once. 458
Same to same (telegram) do Financial affairs. Recommends early arrival at Washington of commission to decide upon some plan for comprehensive readjustment and rehabilitation of Haitian finances. 527
Mr. Lansing to Mr. McAdoo. Nov. 13 Same subject. Requests prominent official designated to be consulted re financial situation of Haitian Republic before arrival of commission. 527
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels. Nov. 15 Treaty negotiations. Encloses copy of a proclamation by the President to the Haitian people relative to the ratification of the treaty. 459
Mr. Casenave to Mr. Long Nov. 18 Financial affairs. It seems necessary to authorize Admiral Caperton to let the Bank remit the proceeds of the revenues pledged to foreign loans. 528
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniel do Same subject. Requests that Admiral Caperton be instructed to apply surplus of funds collected to the payment of pledges heretofore given by the Haitian Government. 528
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Lansing Nov. 19 Same subject. Instructions have been sent to Admiral Caperton regarding expenditure of remainder of revenues in his possession. 529
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). do Same subject. Reports payments to Electric Light Co. and P. S. C. Railroad. Recommends that loan of $1,500,000 be made available immediately. 529
Mr. Daniels to Admiral Caperton (telegram). Nov. 20 Political affairs. Navy Department strongly impressed with number of Haitians killed. Maintain proper patrol to preserve order and protect innocent persons without offensive operations. If measures inadequate, inform Department before taking steps leading to loss of life. 493
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). Nov. 22 Same subject. Protective patrolling only continues. Directions given to avoid loss of life if possible. 493
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Nov. 23 Financial affairs. Admiral Caperton should pay to the railroad such amounts due it as may be available. 530
Mr. Polk to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Nov. 27 Same subject. Department informed by Central Railroad that Haitian Government has requested Admiral Caperton to pay $48,000 needed for coupon payments on bonds due December 1. 530
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Nov. 29 Treaty negotiations. The modus vivendi was signed this day. Text. 460
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). do Financial affairs. Recommends certain nominations by the President of United States; same will be acceptable to Haitian Government. 531
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Recommends that $100,000 out of funds in hand be paid to Haitian Government. 531
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Recommendations made by Admiral Caperton re appointment of certain officers approved. 531
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram) Nov. 30 Treaty negotiations. Department gratified with information in his Nov. 29. 460
Admiral Caperton to Mr. Daniels (telegram). do Political affairs. French Government has officially recognized Dartiguenave Government. British Charge has instructions to do so. 493
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Financial affairs. Commission appointed. Expects to leave this week. 531
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Lansing do Same subject. Requests to be informed of action taken on recommendations of Admiral Caperton concerning certain nominations under the modus vivendi. 532
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniels Dec. 2 Same subject. Department approves of the nomination and understands that they will be agreeable to Haitian Government. 532
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Same subject. Department believes that negotiation of temporary loan for $1,500,000 should await arrival of Haitian commission. 532
[Page LVIII]51 Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 6 Treaty negotiations. Refers to his Nov. 29 and incloses original of the modus vivendi. 460
Admiral Benson to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 8 Political affairs. Submits copy of letter from Admiral Caperton relative to operations of Cruiser Squadron in Haitian waters Nov. 7 to 19, inclusive. 493
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram) Dec. 11 Financial affairs. Recommends that an advance of $500,000 be made available for the payment of salaries and debts of honor. 533
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports regarding powers of the Commission to establish Haitian finances on a firm basis. 533
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Inform Department exact purposes for which the $500,000 will be used. Telegraph statement showing items and amounts. 533
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 17 Same subject. Representatives of National Bank of Haiti refused advance of $500,000 unless the bank was reinstated in its contract which was refused by the Haitian commission. 533
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Dec. 18 Same subject. Submits statement showing items and amounts requiring $500,000 to enable Haitian Government to pay indebtedness. 534
Mr. Casenave to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 28 Same subject. Submits correspondence with the Minister of Finance concerning complaints of payments made by the Bank in American banknotes instead of gold. 534
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 29 Political affairs. Submits report from Commander Cruiser Squadron operating in Haitian waters Nov. 20 to Dec. 16, 1915. 495
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). do Financial affairs. Department can not consent to an advance of $500,000. Cable what amount is absolutely necessary to pay salaries of employees. 536
Mr. Blanchard to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Dec. 30 Same subject. Haitian Government states that $50,000 is needed to avoid crisis by covering most pressing demands for November in provinces and December in Port au Prince. 537
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Blanchard (telegram). Dec. 31 Same subject. Admiral Caperton will be authorized to pay salaries of employees. After Jan. 1, 1916, the Admiral will have complete control of disbursements for maintenance of Haitian Government. 537

HONDURAS.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Ewing to Mr. Bryan 1915. Jan. 7 Message of the President to Congress. Encloses copy. Extract. 550

ITALY.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
234 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan 1915. Jan. 11 Liability to Italian military service of native or naturalized American citizens of Italian parentage. Refers to correspondence in 1914 regarding Rev. Dominic Cassetta; incloses Foreign Office note of Jan. 7 concerning him, and also discussing the general question of naturalized American citizens of Italian origin in relation to Italian military service. 554
Mar. 24 Treaty for the advancement of general peace, concluded between the United States and Italy. Proclamation. 551
127 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page do Naturalization treaty. Refers to Embassy’s Nos. 177 and 221 of Nov. 3 and Dec. 14, 1914, and instructs him to report when it is opportune to reopen negotiations for a naturalization treaty between the United States and Italy. 555
274 Mr. Jay to Mr. Bryan Apr. 1 Same subject. Refers to previous correspondence on negotiation of a naturalization treaty; Italy holds that under the doctrine, of dual allegiance and in the absence of a naturalization treaty, a person born in the United States of Italian parents is an Italian subject when in Italy, even where the father was naturalized before that person’s birth, and may be detained for military service. 556
271 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan May 11 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 127 of Mar. 24. Because of Italy’s relation to the European war, the present is not an opportune time to reopen negotiations for a naturalization treat. 557
[Page LIX] Mr. Lodge to Counselor of the Department of State. June 5 Same subject. Incloses papers showing status of Ugo Da Prato and his father Antonio. Dual citizenship not possible; the American doctrine of indefeasible allegiance is accepted by nearly all nations. Italy’s contention to the contrary should be strongly opposed. 557
252 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Page (telegram). June 7 Same subject. Reply to his 281 of May 18, concerning Ghiloni, whose father was naturalized after the son’s birth. Under its law, Ghiloni is a citizen of the United States. It is hoped the Italian Government will permit his return to this country. 558
318 Mr. Page to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 8 Same subject. Inquiry as to detention of Enrico Ajello. 559
254 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). June 9 Same subject. Da Prato’s father naturalized before the son’s birth; request his immediate release. 559
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Lodge do Same subject. Reply to his June 5; refers to Department’s June 9 to Mr. Page. Da Prato will probably be released. Response to Mr. Lodge’s remarks on the law involved; “dual citizenship” discussed at length. 559
256 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). June 10 Same subject. Reply to his 318 of June 8; instruction to request release of Aiello. 564
321 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s June 9; Ugo Da Prato is held by Italy to be an Italian citizen, subject to military duty, under Law 555 of June 13, 1912, because his father, Antonio Da Prato returned to Italy, resided there more than two years, thus reacquired Italian citizenship, and communicated it to his son. 564
322 Same to same (telegram) June 11 Same subject. Reply to Department’s June 7; Ghiloni case presented to the Foreign Office June to date. 565
261 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). June 14 Same subject. Reply to his 321 of June 10; further information as to Da Prato; instruction to present it to the Italian Government. 565
Mr. Lodge to Mr. Lansing June 16 Same subject. Reply to Mr. Lansing’s June 9; further remarks on dual citizenship; its contrast with dual allegiance. 565
318 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing June 17 Same subject. Refers to Department’s 254 and 261 of June 9 and 14 on the Da Prato case; incloses Foreign Office note of May 4 thereon, and his note of June 16 to the Foreign Office in pursuance of Department’s 261. 566
331 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Refers to Department’s 261 of June 14; he has presented a further note on the Da Prato case. The Foreign Office promises a careful investigation. 568
332 Same to same (telegram) June 18 Same subject. Refers to Departments 256 of June 10 and requests transmission of a message to Aiello’s brother. 568
282 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). July 12 Same subject. Refers to his 318 of June 17. Asks what reply has been made to Embassy’s note of June 16 to the Foreign Office concerning Da Prato. 568
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Lodge do Same subject. Refers to previous correspondence; incloses copy of Mr. Page’s 318 of June 17 showing Italian Government’s decision in Da Prato case; informs him of Department’s further efforts to secure Da Prato’s release. 569
351 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 14 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 282 of July 12; he is again urging release of Da Prato. 569
286 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Case of Mazza, father not naturalized at time of son’s birth. Instruction to request permission for Mazza’s departure. 570
287 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Refers to his 322 of June 11, Ghiloni case; instructions; the principle of election of nationality should be recognized in cases of persons born with dual nationality. 570
354 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 22 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing; Ghiloni case is promised early attention; Foreign Office seems more favorable than formerly to the idea of naturalization. 570
188 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page July 29 Same subject. Refers to his 332 of June 18, and instructs him to request an early decision of the Ajello case. 571
194 Same to same Aug. 4 Same subject. Refers to previous correspondence in Da Prato case and incloses the further evidence sent by Senator Lodge on July 29; instruction to present it and to say to Foreign Office that this Government does not consider applicable to this case the Italian law cited in Embassy’s 321 of June 10; by American law a presumption of expatriation is raised by a residence abroad of more than two years, but it may be overcome by satisfactory evidence, as in this case. 571
[Page LX]345 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing Aug. 4 Same subject. Reports an interview with the Minister for Foreign Affairs in regard to the negotiation of a naturalization treaty; suggests the preparation of a draft treaty for presentation to the Foreign Office. 572
368 Same to same (telegram) Aug. 13 Same subject. Cases of Tumolillo, Gallo, and Leone, ordered released because born after fathers’ naturalization. Cases of Da Prato, Ghiloni, and Barsotti will soon be decided. 574
371 Same to same (telegram) Aug. 18 Same subject. Confirms the foregoing 574
358 Same to same Aug. 20 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 188 of July 29. 574
383 Same to same Aug. 24 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 282 of July 12. Da Prato has been released. 575
360 Mr. Jay to Mr. Lansing do Same subject. Refers to the foregoing and incloses Foreign Office note on the subject, which includes a statement that Da Prato must leave Italy within two months. Requests instruction on this point: refers to Mr. Page’s 318 of June 17. 575
362 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing Aug. 27 Same subject. Refers to Department’s 194 of Aug. 4; explains the reasoning of the Foreign Office in releasing Da Prato. Incloses three Foreign Office notes in the cases of Barsotti and Ghiloni, whose release is refused; reasons given. 576
367 Same to same Sept. 4 Same subject. Refers to his 362 of Aug. 27, Ghiloni case; incloses copy of his note to the Foreign Office, requesting Ghiloni’s release on the ground of ill health, but without surrendering the other grounds previously taken. 578
389 Same to same (telegram) Sept. 5 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 314 of Sept. 4 and refers to his 362 of Aug. 27 and 367 of Sept. 4. Ghiloni’s release refused by War Office on ground of birth before naturalization of father. 578
209 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page Sept. 15 Same subject. Reply to his 360 of Aug. 24; the Department does not feel warranted in requesting that Da Prato be permitted to remain in Italy. 579
118 Mr. Lansing to Count Macchi di Cellere. Sept. 18 Agreement between the United States and Italy relative to the appointment of Commission under article 2 of Treaty of May 5, 1914. Suggests an extension of time within which to organize commission. 553
3509 Count Macchi di Cellere to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Italian Government agrees to the extension of time. 554
332 Mr. Polk to Mr. Page (telegram). Sept. 28 Liability to Italian military service. Refers to his 358 of Aug. 20; instruction to call attention to Ajello’s service as a juryman in New York. 579
398 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 29 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing; the War Office now asks for Ajello’s family history. 579
408 Same to same (telegram) Oct. 11 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 286 of July 20; Foreign Office asks exact date of naturalization of Mazza’s father. 579
Same to same do Same subject. Transmits Foreign Office note containing the decision of the military authorities relative to prohibition of emigration from Italy of Italian subjects having military obligations toward the Italian Government. 579
351 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). Oct. 14 Same subject. Reply to his 408 of Oct. 11; Mazza’s father not naturalized. 580
396 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing. Oct. 25 Same subject. Confirms his 389 of Sept. 5, inclosing Foreign Office note verbale of Oct. 2 on the subject. 580
Mr. Flournoy to Mr. Lansing. Nov. 18 Same subject. Discusses the difficulties arising between the two Governments due to the lack of a naturalization treaty. 581
412 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing Nov. 19 Same subject. Report on the Guerrini case 582
253 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page Dec. 7 Same subject. Refers to Department’s 351 of Oct. 14. and requests report on Mazza case. 583
415 Same to same (telegram) Dec. 16 Same subject. Refers to his 398 of Sept. 29. Instruction to press for release of Ajello. 583
441 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing Dec. 20 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. Reports upon his efforts in behalf of Ajello and citation to the Foreign Office of this ease as a further argument for a naturalization treaty. 583

JAPAN.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie. 1913. Sept. 24 Extradition of Eills. Incloses necessary papers for establishing charge of perjury against John Eills; instruction to request his extradition. 587
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 25 Same subject. Same subject and tenor 588
[Page LXI] Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Oct. 15 Same subject. Eills arrested. Requests the Ambassador’s consent to his release on bail. 588
Mr. Moore to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). Oct. 17 Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. The Ambassador is not authorized to consent to release of Eills on bail. 588
22 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan Nov. 24 Same subject. Full report of the arrest and release of Eills, request for his extradition and its refusal by Japan; incloses note from Foreign Office giving the grounds for the refusal. 589
25 Mr. Hanson to Mr. Bryan 1914 June 17 Discrimination in freight rates affecting equal commercial opportunity in China; protest of the United States. Reports that the Japanese authorities have decided that the reduced rates on the Mukden-Antung section of the South Manchuria Railway will be extended to specific through imports into Manchuria via Dalny and Newchwang from Japan only, and that the same rates will not be applied to through imports from Shanghai. Comments on the adverse effect of this decision on American imports. 594
284 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan June 27 Same subject. Refers to Mr. Hanson’s No. 25 of June 17; the freight arrangements therein mentioned seem clearly contrary to the spirit of the undertaking concerning equal commercial opportunity by the Japanese Government at the instance of Secretary Hay in 1899, and many subsequent assurances by Japan. Requests instructions. 595
Mr. Pontius to Mr. Bryan June 30 Same subject. Incloses copy of his report No. 5 to the Legation. 595
98 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan July 4 Same subject. Refers to Mr. Hanson’s No. 25. The action of the Japanese authorities seems in this case inconsistent with the principle of equal opportunity and with their assurances of adherence to this principle. The British Ambassador has addressed a note to the Japanese Foreign Office stating that while the rates specifically applied only to direct imports from Japan, he presumed that British goods shipped from Shanghai would enjoy the same benefit. 596
104 Same to same July 20 Same subject. Quotes the British Consul at Dalny on the subject. 597
57 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Guthrie. Aug. 18 Same subject. Refers to his Nos. 98 and 104 of July 4 and 20; instructs him to endeavor to ascertain the result of the action taken by the British Ambassador, and to consult and cooperate with him in any effort to obtain fair treatment for shipments from Shanghai over the South Manchuria Railway. 598
35 Mr. Pontius to Mr. Bryan Oct. 3 Same subject. Incloses copy of his report No. 28 to the Legation concerning new developments. 598
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan Oct. 8 Same subject. Incloses memorandum received from the British Ambassador, dated Sept. 28, 1914. 599
Mr. Williamson to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 9 Same subject. Incloses copy of railway notice No. 46. 600
Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copy of railway notice No. 47. The effect of the railway company’s action is to give Japan an unfair advantage, and is in contravention of article 8 of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation with Japan of Feb. 21, 1911. 600
Same to same Oct. 10 Same subject. Incloses copy of railway notice No. 39. 601
Same to same do Same subject. Incloses copy of railway notice No. 40. 602
39 Mr. Pontius to Mr. Bryan Oct. 17 Same subject. Incloses copy of his report No. 31 to the Legation, giving clear evidence of discrimination. 602
423 Mr. Reinsch to Mr. Bryan Oct. 28 Same subject. Refers to Department’s No. 140 of July 30 and to other correspondence; comments on the memorandum of the British Ambassador forwarded by Mr. Guthrie in his Oct. 8; analyzes the entire subject. The British Minister considers the new rates discriminatory and clearly inconsistent With Japanese treaties and understandings. 603
46 Mr. Pontius to Mr. Bryan Nov. 7 Same subject. Incloses copy of his report No. 38 to the Legation. 605
[Page LXII]76 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Guthrie. 1914. Nov. 19 Same subject. Refers to his Oct. 8; instructs him to endeavor to obtain the cooperation of the British Ambassador in representing to the Japanese Government the injury that will be done to American and European trade in Manchuria by the discriminatory rates, calling attention to the repeated pledges of equality of commercial opportunity in China given by Japan to the United States. Failing to obtain his colleague’s cooperation, he should bring the subject informally before the Foreign Office and endeavor to obtain assurance of removal of the discriminatory rates. 606
Mr. Boynton to Mr. Bryan Nov 24 Extradition of Eills. Statement of the facts in the Eills case; appeal to the Department to secure through diplomatic channels the enforcement of the decree of the Massachusetts court, violated by Eills in abducting his daughter, awarded to the custody of the mother. 591
52 Mr. Pontius to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 28 Discrimination in freight rates. Incloses copy of his report No. 44 to the Legation. 607
81 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie. Dec. 8 Same subject. Continues Department’s instruction No. 76 of No. 19; incloses copy of Mr. Pontius’s report to Peking, No. 38 of Nov. 7; instructs him to bring the subject again to the attention of the Foreign Office and request such modification of the published rates and rules as will remove all just cause of complaint on the part of American merchants. 608
Mr Boynton to Mr. Bryan. Dec. 23 Extradition of Eills. Refers to his Nov. 24, and requests statement of the present status of negotiations with Japan in the case. 592
90 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie. 1915. Jan. 4 Discrimination in freight rates. Refers to Department’s No. 81 of Dec. 8, 1914, and incloses copy of Mr. Pontius’s No. 52 of Nov. 28. 608
63 Mr. Pontius to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 6 Same subject. Incloses copy of correspondence between the Embassy at Tokio and his Consulate at Newchwang. 609
184 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Refers to Department’s No. 76 of Nov. 19, 1914; reports conferences with the British Ambassador, whose Government did not consider the amount involved sufficient to justify further action at the time; incloses copy of a memorandum which he had recently handed to the British Ambassador, who promised to write immediately to the British Minister at Peking regarding the attitude of the British Consuls at Shanghai and Newchwang after consultation with the American Consuls there; if their views were the same, he would join Mr. Guthrie in representations, if authorized, to the Japanese Government. 610
70 Mr. Hanson to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 28 Same subject. Incloses copy of an instruction to him from the Embassy at Tokio, and his reply. 611
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Boynton. Feb. 1 Extradition of Eills. The Department has concluded that it is without authority to take action at present; it can not assume in advance that the question will not be decided justly by the Japanese courts. 592
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie. Feb. 12 Discrimination in freight rates. Acknowledges receipt and careful reading of his No. 184 of Jan. 6. 613
234 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Bryan Mar. 8 Same subject. Refers to his No. 184 of Jan. 6. The British Ambassador has informed him that in view of all the circumstances he does not feel disposed to join him in any representations on the subject to the Japanese Government. He has filed a representation on behalf of American trade, and incloses a copy. 613
242 Same to same Mar. 29 Same subject. Refers to his No. 234 of Mar. 8 and incloses copy of reply from the Foreign Office to his representations, dated Mar. 19. 615
253 Same to same Apr. 6 Same subject. Refers to his No. 242 of Mar. 29 and reports information given him by the British Ambassador of steps he has taken after a conversation with the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs. 617
140 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie Apr. 17 Same subject. Refers to his No. 234 of Mar. 8 and approves the representations to the Japanese Government therein reported; instructs him to renew his representations and to spare no efforts to obtain a satisfactory settlement of the matter, which appears to be of considerable importance to American trade 617
[Page LXIII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). 1915. Apr. 17 Same subject. Refers to his 234; instructs him to request Foreign Office to instruct railway authorities to grant reduced rates to shipments in other than Japanese vessels, whether to Newchang or Dairen, as necessary to preserve open door. 618
Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 21 Coronation. The ceremonies will occur Nov. 15 585
296 Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Lansing. June 9 Discrimination in freight rates. Refers to Department’s telegram and No. 140 of Apr. 17, and the Embassy’s Nos. 242 and 253 of Mar. 29 and Apr. 6. Incloses copies of correspondence with the Foreign Office. 585
Same to same June 23 Same subject. Refers to his No. 296 of June 9 and incloses copies of a letter with inclosures from the Consul at Dairen, Mr. Williamson, relating to his correspondence with the South Manchuria Railway Co. in regard to a draft agreement concerning rates. 620
373 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Lansing. Oct. 22 Extradition of Eills. Reports that the Japanese court has awarded the custody of the child to the mother, basing its action on the order of the Massachusetts court; and that Eills has appealed. 593
378 Same to same Nov. 4 Discrimination in freight rates. Refers to Mr. Wheeler’s June 9 and June 23; incloses copy of a note from the Foreign Office informing him that the Japanese authorities have seen in Mr. Williamson’s letter to Mr. Kubo (subinclosure 5 with Mr. Wheeler’s June 23) a reason for the discontinuance of the negotiations. As there is no American steamship line touching at Dairen at present, he has not considered the matter urgent, but would like to know the wishes of the Department. 624
The President to the Emperor (telegram). Nov. 10 Coronation. Greetings 585
The Emperor to the President (telegram). Nov. 12 Same subject. Reply 585
386 Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Lansing. Nov. 26 Same subject. Representation of the United States, and other matters. 586
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Guthrie (telegram). Dec. 11 Same subject Expresses thanks for courtesies extended to the American diplomatic and naval representation. 586
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 15 Same subject. Expresses thanks for cordial treatment of officers and men of the Asiatic Fleet. 586
Mr. Guthrie to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 20 Same subject. Expressed thanks for the courtesies extended to the American Naval Representation; remarks. 587

LIBERIA.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Buckner to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1915. Jan. 2 Financial affairs. Asks whether the Frontier Force charges may be paid prior to interest. 635
Mr. Bryan to Kuhn, Loeb & Co. (telegram). Jan. 6 Same subject. Transmits telegram from American Minister at Monrovia. Department desires to know if the payment of a minimum frontier force could be chargeable before the payment of interest? 635
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of telegram referring to Liberia. Matter taken up with fiscal agency and will advise soon. 636
Mr. Bryan to Kuhn, Loeb & Co. (telegram). Jan. 20 Same subject. It is hoped agreement is reached about payment of Liberian interest so Department may soon reply to telegram from American Minister. Monrovia. 636
Kuhn Loeb & Co. to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 21 Same subject. Fiscal agents for Liberian loan have taken up question with their attorneys, Messrs. Sherman and Sterling, who will communicate direct with Department. 636
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Buckner (telegram). Jan. 23 Same subject. Reply to his Jan. 2. Article 4 of the loan agreement would give authority to pay arrears from collections of customs and necessary running expenses of armed guard. 636
Mr. Clark to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 25 Same subject. Refers to the foregoing. Receivership must abandon American officers and frontier force unless specific authority be given to maintain organization as charge prior to interest. Government unable to provide funds. 637
26 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Buckner (telegram). Jan. 26 Same subject. Reply to he foregoing. Bankers consider maintenance police force essential. Article 4 of the loan agreement gives authority to pay force. 637
91 Mr. Buckner to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 19 Same subject. Transmits copy of letter from general receiver, concerning a loan to Liberian Government by Excelsior Mining Co. 637
[Page LXIV]23 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bundy May 7 Same subject. If Liberian Government continues to make unauthorized charges against revenues of country, it can hot expect cordial support it has heretofore received from this Government. 638
95 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Bryan May 11 Same subject. Submits report with respect to financial conditions in Liberia and certain emergency legislation remedial in nature passed at the extra session of the Legislature in March last called by the President for that purpose. 633
104 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing July 13 Same subject. Reports improvement in the financial condition. 640
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 28 Political affairs. Kru tribes in rebellion against Government, which appeals to Legation to request United States to send war vessel immediately. 627
Mr. Polk to the President Sept. 30 Same subject. Requests approval of U. S. S. Chester being sent to cruise in Liberian waters. 628
The President to Mr. Polk Oct. 1 Same subject. The U. S. S. Chester ought to be sent to Liberia. 628
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Bundy (telegram). Oct. 4 Same subject. U. S. S. Cruiser Chester will arrive about Nov. 1. 628
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Spring Rice. Oct. 7 Same subject. Advises that the U. S. S. Chester has been ordered to Liberia to lend moral support to the Liberian Government in quelling the uprising of native tribes. (Same to the French Ambassador.) 628
126 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing Oct. 14 Same subject. Expected visit of U. S. S. Chester relieves tense situation created by unfriendly attitude of foreign elements as well as disorders of Kru coast and will aid the Government’s endeavor to preserve neutrality. 629
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 19 Same subject. British cruiser Highflyer sent to Monrovia to offer assistance in Kru disturbances until arrival of Chester. Liberian Government awaits Department’s advice before accepting offer. 629
2312 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). Oct. 20 Same subject. Advises arrival of British cruiser Highflyer at Monrovia. Liberian Government feels that its neutrality would be violated if Highflyer remained longer than 24 hours in Liberian waters. 630
3070 Mr. Page to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Oct. 21 Same subject. The British Government has directed the withdrawal of the Highflyer from Liberia. 630
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Do Same subject. British Cruiser left Monrovia yesterday. British Consul General informed Liberian Government that cruiser was ordered to sea by the Admiralty. 630
2320 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Page (telegram). do Same subject. Legation Monrovia reports Highflier put to sea 20th. Take no further action with British Government. 631
136 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing Nov. 8 Financial affairs. Incloses copy of an agreement between Liberia and the Bank of British West Africa (Ltd.), constituting the bank the depository of all Liberian revenues excepting the postal revenues. 640
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 9 Political affairs. Chester arrived Monrovia Nov. 8. 631
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Lansing. Nov. 20 Same subject. Requests to be advised whether or not the services of the Chester are any longer required at Monrovia. 631
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Nov. 23 Same subject. Chester at Sinoe since 10th, Commander wires that tribes refuse peace and fighting is beginning. 631
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 28 Same subject. Chester at Monrovia. Port of Sinoe opened after fight; 20 natives, 2 soldiers killed. 631
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Daniels. Nov. 29 Same subject. Reply to his Nov. 20. Requests Chester be permitted to remain until disturbances subside and lives of foreigners in the Republic are no longer in danger. 632
Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Dec. 1 Same subject. The Liberian Government requests the loan of arms and ammunition from the United States. 632
Mr. Benson to Mr. Lansing. Dec. 8 Same subject. Reply to his Nov. 29. The Chester will be kept in Liberian waters until Jan. 1. 1916. 632
151 Mr. Bundy to Mr. Lansing Dec. 17 Message of the President of Liberia. Transmits copy of. 626
152 Same to same Dec. 18 Political affairs. Reports conditions on the Kru coast. Incloses correspondence between the Kru Chiefs and the British Consul General. 633
153 Same to same Dec. 20 Financial affairs. Reports financial condition as satisfactory. 642
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MEXICO.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
72 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram) 1914. June 26 Treatment of religious orders in Mexico. Persecuted clergy request the American Government to intercede in their behalf so that revolutionists may afford them protection in their persons and property. 1004
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hanna (telegram). June 30 Same subject. Refers to Mr. De Oliveira’s June 26 and instructs him to express to Carranza the hope that full protection will be given the persons and properties of all persons connected with religious organizations 1004
142 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to his 72 of June 26; instruction to offer protection when necessary in his opinion; refers to Department’s telegram of June 30 to Mr. Hanna. 1005
79 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). July 8 Same subject. Reports execution of three priests and imprisonment of others after collection of 100,000 pesos ransom. Further violence feared. 1005
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Hanna (telegram). July 11 Same subject. Refers to Department’s June 30 and Mr. De Oliveira’s July 8; instructs him to make further representations to Carranza. 1005
156 Mr. Osborne to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to his 79, July 8; informs him of the instruction of July 11 to Mr. Hanna. 1006
Cardinal Gibbons to the President Aug. 18 Same subject. Requests representations to Constitutionalist leaders in behalf of Catholics in Mexico. 1006
The President to Cardinal Gibbons. Aug. 21 Same subject. Reply to his Aug. 18 1006
Mr. Morgenthau to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Sept. 21 Protection of Turkish interests. The Turkish Government desires to ascertain promptly if the American Government will take charge of Turkish interests in Mexico and in South American countries where Turkey is not represented. 1072
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Morgenthau (telegram). Sept. 22 Same subject. Assents to request, if made 1072
Father Tierney to Mr. Bryan. Oct. 17 Religious orders. Statement of the condition of the Catholic Church in Mexico; request for protection of priests and nuns. 1007
Mr. Bryan to Father Tierney. Nov. 27 Same subject. Reply to his Oct. 17, inclosing remarks by the President. 1009
Mr. Hussein to Mr. Bryan Dec. 7 Protection of Turkish interests. Requests that this Government take charge of Turkish interests in Mexico. 1072
War Department memorandum. Dec. 18 Firing and raids across the boundary line by Mexican troops and bandits. Casualties on the American side of the entire Mexican border, 1911–1914. 786
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). 1915. Jan. 1 Political affairs. The Convention met and adjourned till Jan. 4. 643
385 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Jan. 2 Firing and raids across the boundary line by Mexican troops and bandits. General Hill signed the proposed agreement with Maytorena concerning avoidance of violations of American territory, but Maytorena awaits authority from President Gutierrez. General Scott believes Villa could authorize him, but Villa refuses and purposes attacking Naco. Instructs him to protest against this to Gutierrez. Informs him that equivalent protest has been made to Villa. 786
270 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 4 Same subject. Quotes reply to his representations in pursuance of instructions of Jan. 2. Maytorena has been ordered not to attack Naco and to withdraw from the border. 787
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Offers his good offices to relieve the situation at Naco; throws the responsibility for the firing across the boundary wholly on Maytorena. 787
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Riaño do Protection of Spanish interests. Incloses copy of Mr. Canada’s 1095 of Dec. 18, 1914, transmitting Carranza Foreign Office statement that representations in regard to Spanish subjects must be made by the legal representative of Spanish interests in Mexico. 1032
Mr. Car others to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 5 Firing and raids. Recommends permission for General Scott and General Villa to call on each other, with the probability of their settling the whole boundary trouble. 788
392 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Forced loans imposed on American citizens. Please request Villa to order withdrawal of demand of Peláez on Penn-Mex. Co. for $50,000. 983
744 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan Jan. 6 Same subject. Reply to his 1316 of Dec. 12 984
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram Jan. 7 Firing and raids. Approves his recommendation of Jan. 5 and will refer it to the War Department. 788
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 8 Political affairs. Provisional President Gutierrez announces to the Convention that the problem of pacification is practically solved. 643
[Page LXVI] Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 8 Protection of American oil interests. Summarizes Carranza’s decree of Jan. 7, 1915, ordering cessation of work on oil lands. A well brought in subsequent to decree shall be national property. 870
274 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Forced loans. Reply to Department’s Jan. 5. He referred the matter to Mr. Carothers on Dec. 16. 984
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 9 Firing and raids. General Scott has secured from Villa an agreement to order Maytorena to sign agreement approved by the President. 789
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Stadden (telegram). do Protection of French interests. Instruction to use his good offices to secure release of French steamer Korrigan II 1056
Mr. Bryan to the American consular officers in Mexico. do Protection of Turkish interests. Instruction to use their unofficial good offices in behalf of Turkish subjects in accordance with consular regulations. 1072
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 10 Political affairs. Gen. Roque Gonzalez Garza elected President of the Convention. 643
Jan. 11 Firing and raids. Translation of the text of agreement to evacuate Naco, render it neutral and closed to traffic, and to refrain from attacking Nogales and Agua Prieta—all with the object of avoiding damage on territory of the United States; signed by General Calles for the Constitutionalists and by Governor Maytorena for the Conventionists, and certified to by General Scott. 789
Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Reports closing down of several oil companies by Carranza. 871
Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Dec. 24, 1914. Further information concerning government treatment of foreign oil companies. 871
257 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Morgenthau (telegram). do Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to his Sept. 21, 1914; informs him of the circular instruction of Jan. 9. 1073
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Canada (telegram). Jan. 13 Protection of American oil interests. Refers to his Jan. 8; instructs him to protest to Carranza against application of his decree to foreigners; destruction of their property will have serious consequences. 871
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hussein. do Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to his Dec. 7; informs him of the circular instruction of Jan. 9. 1073
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 14 Political affairs. Transmits plan of government submitted to the Convention by Zapatista delegates. 644
1344 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Refers to his telegram of Jan. 11, 1915, and transmits copy of Carranza’s decree of Jan. 7, 1915. 872
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Forced loans. Instruction to request Villa to order withdrawal of demand of Peláez on PennMex. Co. for $50,000 and otherwise give adequate protection. 984
Mr. Bryan to the American consuls in Mexico (identic telegram). do Religious orders. Instruction to report in detail any outrages upon nuns and priests that may have occurred in their respective districts since Jan. 1, 1914. 1010
755 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan Jan. 15 Protection of American oil interests. Informs him of contents of Mr. Canada’s Jan. 11. 873
Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan (telegram) do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1010
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 16 Political affairs. President Gutierrez having abandoned the capital, the President of the Convention, Gonzalez Garza, assumes chief command and establishes martial law. 644
Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject and tenor 645
290 Same to same (telegram) do Firing and raids. Transmits note to him from the Conventionist Government quoting amendment to clause 3 of the above agreement, providing for closing the Naco customhouse; when this is accepted by Carranza notice thereof will be given. 790
1345 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan do Protection of American oil interests. Forwards official interpretation of the decree of Jan. 7. 873
Mr. Guyant to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14. 1010
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Bryan do Protection of French interests. Quotes telegram concerning the Korrigan II. 1057
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 17 Political affairs. The Convention deposes Provisional President Gutierrez, itself assumes his powers and makes its President, Gonzalez Garza, its Executive. 645
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of American oil interests. By Carranza’s direction be explains the decree of Jan. 7. 874
[Page LXVII] Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 18 Religious orders. Reply to Department’s January 14. 1010
1346 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Same subject and purport 1010
76 Mr. Stadden to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Same subject and purport 1011
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 19 Political affairs. General Villa is made Commander in chief of the Convention forces; other news of the Convention. 645
do Same subject Text of the manifesto referred to above. 647
1009 Mr. Blocker to Mr. Bryan do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s January 14. 1012
Mr. Llorente to Mr Bryan Jan. 20 Political affairs. Incloses telegram from the Convention stating that it has proposed to Gutierrez and Carranza to agree to an armistice in which to hold peace parleys. 645
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The deposed Provisional President, Gutierrez, issues a manifesto removing Villa, Carranza, and Zapata from their commands. 646
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. do Raids and firing. Transmits telegram to him from General Calles stating that agreement with Maytorena has been practically concluded, and requesting that General Scott be thanked in behalf of the Constitutionalist Government for his assistance in settling the Naco situation. 791
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram) do Same subject. Carrancistas have evacuated Naco, which is now occupied by Maytorenistas. 791
Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Bryan do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s January 14. 1013
417 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Jan. 21 Political affairs. Instruction to make known to Provisional President Garza the views of this Government as to the attitude that should be adopted toward foreigners, political prisoners, and religious orders. 648
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 22 Report proceedings of the Convention 648
Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American on interests. Oil companies must agree in writing to abide by new oil laws. Tampico companies refuse to sign. 874
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Spanish interests. Informs him of the critical situation of Spaniards at various points, and requests the Department’s aid. 1032
249 Mr. Edwards to Mr. Bryan Jan. 23 Religious orders. Reply to Department’s January 14 1013
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan (telegram). Jan. 25 Protection of American oil interests. Instruction to protest against requirements described in his Jan. 22. 875
1438 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Quotes the telegram forwarded by Mr. Daniels in his Jan. 16. 1057
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. He has heard that the Mexican Government has seized arms sent by the French Government for the defense of the French colony. Asks whether or not to credit the report. 1057
575 Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan Jan. 26 Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1014
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Riaño. do Protection of Spanish interests. Reply to his Jan. 22; informs him of action taken. 1033
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 27 Political affairs. The Convention and the Zapatista forces evacuate the city, going to Cuernavaca, Provisional President Garza remaining. The Consitutionalist forces expected. 648
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. The Provisional President has departed and Ministers Palafox and Gomez assume military and civil authority. 648
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 28 Same subject. The Provisional President returns and orders complete evacuation of the city, the city council resuming its authority pending arrival of Constitutionalists. 648
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Carrancistas under Obregon occupy Mexico city. 649
Mr. Johnson to Mr. Bryan do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1016
1119 Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Spanish interests. Incloses copy of his representations and the reply of Constitutionalist Foreign Office in regard to outrages on Spaniards. 1033
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 29 Political affairs. General Obregon assumes military authority in the name of the First Chief. 649
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Chinese colony of Nacozari, Sonora, looted by Villa’s army. Chinese request that their Embassy at Washington be notified. 1087
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan Jan 30 Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14; incloses an official statement by Mgr. Paredes, Vicar General of Mexico, minimizing the reports of violence to priests and nuns. 1016
[Page LXVIII]199 Mr. Morgenthau to Mr. Bryan. Jan. 30 Protection of Turkish interests. Reports execution of the instruction of Jan. 11. 1073
Mr. Blocker to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Jan. 31 Protection of French interests. He has refused to certify invoices of coal entered for export to the United States because confiscated from French and American citizens. 1058
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 1 Political affairs. General Benjamin Hill is in command of the city in the absence of General Obregon; Constitutionalists operating Mexican Railway. 649
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Firing and raids. He is informed that Maytorena has appointed customs collector for Naco, now in charge, together with civil authorities of the town. General Calles has protested against railway company’s activity in assisting Maytorena’s reoccupation of Naco, which is in violation of the agreement. 791
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Informs him of Maytorena’s reoccupation of Naco in violation of the agreement. 792
Mr. Bonney to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1017
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Canada (telegram). Feb. 2 Protection of French interests. Refers to him Mr. Jusserand’s inquiry of Jan. 25. 1058
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Simpich (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Continue to use good offices with appropriate officials for relief of Chinese. 1087
303 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 3 Political affairs. Carranza removes Constitutionalist capital to Vera Cruz in order to force the Diplomatic Corps to move to the city of his headquarters. Text of telegram sent by the representatives of several countries to their Governments recommending withdrawal from Mexico. Suggests strong representations be made by this Government to Carranza as to necessity for leaving open the Foreign Office in Mexico City. 649
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. At request Chinese Minister ask Villa order authorities Mexicali repeal law claimed to be unjust to Chinese. Same to American Consul at Ensenada. 1088
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. The arrest of a Spanish confidential agent to General Villa, Señor Caso, has been attempted by General Obregon; requests good offices. 1049
431 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to protest against arrest of Señor Caso, a diplomatic officer of a foreign government. 1050
1449 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. Feb. 4 Protection of French interests. Reply to his Jan. 25; informs him of the instruction of Feb. 2 to Mr. Canada. 1058
436 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. General Obregon threatens to deport the Spanish Minister unless he surrender Señor Caso, who is presumed to be in the Spanish Legation. Instruction to use his good offices. 1050
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Señor Caso’s case is very doubtful 1050
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 5 Political affairs. Incloses announcement by Villa of his assumption of political power during lack of communication with Mexico City. 650
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. do Firing and raids. Further information on the subject of his Feb. 1, and request that this Government take such action thereon as the facts may suggest. 792
1128 Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of Spanish interests. Supplements his 1119 of Jan. 28 with a second reply from the Foreign Office. 1035
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Canada (telegram). Feb. 6 Political affairs. Instruction to protest to Carranza in regard to his removal of the Foreign Office from Mexico City. 651
443 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Political affairs. Reply to his 303. Unanimity desirable in any action taken by Diplomatic Corps in regard to withdrawal from Mexico. Instructions in case of withdrawal. 651
1354 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan do Protection of American oil interests. Acknowledge Department’s Jan. 25 and sends copies of his letter to the chief inspector of petroleum, the latter’s notice to the Cortez Oil Corporation, and the company’s reply. 875
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Villa has ordered authorities at Mexicali to abstain from collecting the two dollars tax from Chinese subjects. 1088
[Page LXIX]315 Mr. De Oliveira to Mi Bryan (telegram). Feb. 6 Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Reply to Department’s 436, Feb. 4. The Spanish Minister has replied to Obregon that Señor Caso is not at the Legation; everything possible is being done to exert good offices. 1051
1355 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan Feb. 7 Protection of American oil interests. Incloses decree relating to oil regulation in the Federal zone. 877
328 Mr. Guyant to Mr. Bryan Feb. 8 Protection of American mining interests. Reports nullification of all mining titles granted during the Huerta régime. 892
Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. He is requested by the Spanish Consul to cooperate in securing justice for his countrymen; requests authority to make strong representations in regard to expulsion of Spaniards. 1035
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of French interests. Corroborates the facts reported in Department’s Feb. 2. 1059
Mr. Daniels to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Incloses report on the confiscation of the Korrigan II. 1059
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 9 Political affairs. The Brazilian Minister, in charge of the interests of the United States, is the only one of the Diplomatic Corps who has sought to avoid a crisis, by his suggestion to the Department that Carranza be requested to allow a representative of the Foreign Office to remain at the capital. 652
321 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Carranza has ordered the Spanish Minister to leave Mexico within 24 hours; suggests that he be admitted on board an American war vessel at Vera Cruz there to await the first opportunity to depart. 1051
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 10 Same subject. Carranza’s action as to the Spanish Minister is based upon charges of refusal to surrender Señor Caso and to submit the Legation to search. The Minister denies both charges. Complying with Department’s Feb. 3 to Mr. De Oliveira, he telegraphed a conciliatory message to Carranza: gives its text. 1051
1360 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan Feb. 11 Protection of American oil interests. Incloses correspondence pertaining to permission to do work necessary to prevent irreparable injury to oil properties. 879
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Canada (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Reply to his Feb. 8; if expulsion is apparently without good cause, make informal protest. 1036
453 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. His 321, Feb. 9, has been repeated to Vera Cruz; instruction to take immediate steps if the Spanish Minister is molested in his journey to that port. 1052
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Canada (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to take up at once with with Carranza the matter of the deportation of the Spanish Minister and ask for proper protection. 1052
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Spanish Minister has left for Vera Cruz. The diplomatic corps are representing to their governments the advisability of their withdrawal from Mexico. If they leave, asks if he could remain, as an observer only. 1053
Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The Spanish Minister has gone aboard a Spanish trans-Atlantic steamer which sails the 16th. 1053
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Repeats the substance of Mr. Canada’s Feb. 8. 1059
258 Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Bryan Feb. 12 Religious orders. Reports deportation of three Spanish priests. 1017
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan Feb. 13 Explusion of the Spanish Minister. Conveys the thanks of the Spanish Minister for good offices. 1053
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Turkish interests. Reports action taken in behalf of Turkish subjects and asks that Syrians in the north be warned to avoid the City of Mexico. 1074
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 15 Political affairs. Incloses circular from Carranza to all military commanders enjoining perfect unity in all relations with foreign representatives, every matter being transacted through the First Chief only. 652
1137 Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Spanish interests. Supplements his 1119 of Jan. 28 with a reply from the Foreign Office. 1036
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Canada (telegram). Feb. 16 Protection of American oil interests. Instruction to bring the Huasteca Oil Company’s complaint to Carranza’s attention. 881
Mr. Bonney to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Forced loans. Reports securing temporary exemption of Americans from $130,000 forced loans by General Urbina. 984
[Page LXX]461 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Feb. 16 Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Instruction to request Mr. Silliman to ask Carranza for a reconsideration of the order expelling the Spanish Minister. 1054
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Turkish interests. Further information as to violence against Turkish subjects. 1074
Mr. Shanklin to Mr. Bryan Feb. 17 Taxation of American citizens. Requests instruction as to payment of mining and land taxes. 963
Mr. Blocker to Mr. Bryan (telegram) do Protection of French interests. Refers to his Jan. 31 and reports the coal not confiscated but shipped by agreement with the coal company. 1060
Mr Silliman to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of Turkish interests. Refers to his Feb. 13 and 16; incloses correspondence as to protection of Syrians and concerning execution of three Syrians by Obregon. 1074
720 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan Feb. 18 Protection of American oil interests. If the American oil companies wish the Department to protest against application to them of oil decrees, they should so inform the Department. 881
285 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blocker. do Protection of French interests. Approves his action as reported in his Jan. 31. 1060
Mr. Blocker to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Enlarges upon his telegram of Feb. 17. 1060
343 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 19 Religious orders. Reports arrest of about 180 priests of various nationalities for failure to furnish 500,000 pesos within five days; he has asked Mr. Silliman to wire Carranza. 1017
1144 Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 20 Protection of American oil interests. Refers to Department’s Dec. 24, 1914, his reply of Jan. 11, and incloses the complete reply to his protests received from the Foreign Office. 882
16 Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1018
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hussein do Protection of Turkish interests. Informs him of the contents of Mr. Silliman’s Feb. 16. 1075
1263 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan Feb. 21 Protection of American oil interests. Incloses copy of decree requiring statements of land ownership; it deeply concerns American oil interests. 882
475 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Religious orders. Quotes instruction sent to Mr. Canada for representations to Carranza in regard to Mr. De Oliveira’s 343 of Feb. 19; instructs him to intercede with Obregon in behalf of the Vicar General especially, as Mr. Canada will do with Carranza. 1019
345 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 22 Forced loans. Reports 5,000,000 pesos of forced loans to be demanded of bankers and merchants of Mexico City, including foreigners. Requests advice in regard to Mexico City Banking Co., principally American. 985
351 Same to same (telegram) Feb. 23 Same subject. A forced loan of about 20,000,000 pesos is decreed by General Obregon, to be paid within three days by the business element of Mexico City. Requests advice. 985
356 Same to same do Same subject. Foreigners are asking Carranza to reconsider decree issued by Obregon; requests support of their representations. 985
Father Kelley to the President. do Religious orders. Presents the views of the Catholic Church Extension Society as to the treatment of the clergy in Mexico; requests that the President make a strong declaration. 1019
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Reply to Department’s Feb. 16 to Mr. De Oliveira. 1054
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Feb. 24 Closure of the port of Progreso. Instruction to protest against the reported closure on account of the damage to the sisal industry. 821
111 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bonney. do Forced loans. Approves his action as stated in his Feb. 16. 986
Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. He has objected to a demand by the Mexican military authorities for contributions for support of the army. 986
480 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Religious orders. Instruction to investigate the career of Vicar General Paredes and his reputation for veracity. 1020
Mr. Phillips to Mr. Bryan. Feb. 25 Forced loans. Reports forced loans exacted by Guaymas authorities and suggests demand for refund. 986
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Canada (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to request Carranza to recall the decree as to forced loan in Mexico City. 987
482 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his Feb. 22 and 23, and Department’s Feb. 25 to Mr. De Oliveira. The tax, not discriminating against Americans and not being confiscatory, is not such as the Department can protest against. 987
[Page LXXI]363 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 25 Same subject. Refers to Department’s 482. American colony passed a resolution of refusal to pay the forced loan. 988
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Corrects a statement in regard to the mission of Señor Caso. 1054
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 26 Forced loans. Mr. Canada has submitted to him for proper representation Department’s Feb. 25. 988
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Carranza has annulled special-tax decree so far as it concerns foreigners. 988
366 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Br van (telegram). do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s 480, Feb. 24. 1021
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Feb. 27 Closure of the port of Progreso. Reply to Department’s Feb. 24. Carranza will not permit export of sisal, and will close the port if necessary. 821
382 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 2 Political affairs. The International Committee of Relief, unable to secure transportation, requests the Department to arrange with Carranza for train service. 653
380 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Transmits appeal of the International Committee to the Department for relief from the tyranny of Obregon; description of conditions. 654
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. The port has been closed until further notice. 821
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Although legally closed the port is open. 822
Same to same (telegram) do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Refers to Department’s Feb. 16 to Mr. De Oliveira and his Feb. 23; the expulsion of the Spanish Minister can not be reconsidered. 1055
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 3 Political affairs. Describes desperate situation of the City of Mexico under present administration. 654
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to represent to Carranza the seriousness of conditions at the capital and to report Carranza’s attitude. 655
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. Carranza still determined to keep the port closed. 822
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guyant do Protection of American mining interests. Refers to his 328 of Feb. 8. Instruction to inform the authorities it is expected that mining titles acquired in good faith will not be nullified except upon equitable terms and by legal process. 892
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis do Forced loans. Approves his action as reported in his Feb. 24. 988
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Riaño do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. States the substance of Mr. Silliman’s Mar. 2. 1055
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Confirms his Mar. 2; the Spanish Legation’s staff, however, may return. 1055
501 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Mar. 4 Political affairs. Informs him of forwarding his 380 to Carranza with earnest representations. Suggests a further means of relief. 655
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. The legal adviser of Carranza, Judge Douglas, thinks relief might result from making the capital a neutral zone, but the Constitutionalists would probably reject the idea again, as when proposed by the Conventionists. Suggests strong demand for maintenance of railroad and telegraph communication. 656
383 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes from speeches by Obregon before merchants at the capital threatening dire consequences if they refuse to pay the special taxes he has imposed. 656
385 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports threats of severe punishment if merchants do not reopen their stores and accept Constitutionalist fiat money. 657
386 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports impending evacuation of the capital by the Constitutionalists, and a second invitation to the Diplomatic Corps to remove to Vera Cruz. Everything indicates intention to avoid responsibility for what may happen to foreigners and Diplomatic Corps. 657
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 5 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Mar. 3. Has prepared representations to Carranza in compliance therewith. 658
505 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Inquires how many foreigners of each nationality are in the capital; instruction to remind Americans of the President’s advice to leave Mexico; if evacuation occurs, encourage Mexicans to organize to preserve order. 658
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to request Carranza to facilitate transportation of supplies to Mexico City. 658
[Page LXXII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Mar. 5 Same subject. Instruction to say to Carranza that the Department is alarmed at interruption of traffic and statements of Obregon to merchants; a very serious condition may be created if harm is done to foreign residents. 659
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Reply to his 1263 of Feb. 21; instruction to protest against enforcement of decree mentioned. 885
Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Carrancista soldiers threaten to burn all oil wells and stores at Ebano. 885
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Forced loans. Instruction to report as instructed on Mar. 1. If the corporations mentioned are not included in the annulment, file protest; grounds of protest. 989
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Same subject. Support Americans in protests against forced loans. 989
149 Mr. Bonney to Mr. Bryan. Same subject. Incloses copy of Urbina’s demand for a forced loan and his reply thereto. 989
391 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 6 Political affairs. Carranza confirms intended evacuation of Mexico City and issues a third invitation to Diplomatic Corps to move to Vera Cruz, which will be de lined. 659
393 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reply to inquiry of Mar. 5 as to number of foreigners. Report on stoppage of railroad communication. 659
508 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his 383 and 386 and instructs him to present to Obregon the sense of the appended representations, to the effect that this Government believes the deplorable situation in Mexico City has resulted from wilful acts of Constitutionalists which can not be contemplated with patience any longer, and if Americans suffer thereby this Government will hold General Carranza and General Obregon personally responsible and will take expedient measures to bring to account those responsible for what may occur. 659
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. The same instructions as to Mr. De Oliveira, for presentation to Carranza, with the addition that the extraordinary and unpardonable course of Obregon has renewed talk of joint action by several of the chief governments of the world to protect their legations and nationals at Mexico City, and that in pursuing his course Carranza is running a very serious risk. 660
Mr. Bryan to the Ambassadors of Spain, Brazil, Germany and Great Britain. do Same subject. Calls attention to Department’s instructions to its representatives in Mexico to the effect that this Government will hold Carranza and Obregon personally responsible for their conduct. 661
Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Quotes Mr. Bevan’s Mar. 5. 886
1369 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Incloses copy of a notice concerning oil stamp tax; the oil companies are expecting trouble. 886
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Forced loans. Instruction to protest against forced loan assessed against Singer Sewing Machine Co. 991
Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Mar. 5 and 6; he has been and is protesting against forced loans and advising Americans not to pay except under compulsion. 991
395 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 7 Political affairs. Reports delivery to Obregon of Department’s instruction in its 508 of Mar. 6. Obregon refers the matter to Carranza. 661
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Forced loans. Reports having stayed Guadalajara tax collection pending agreement. Authorities claim it is a State tax, not a forced loan. Will report results later. 992
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 8 Political affairs. Reports delivery to Carranza of Department’s instruction of Mar. 6. The attitude of the United States is resented; an early reply is promised. 661
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Incloses copy of the ratification dated January 18, by President Gonzalez Garza of the Convention, of the appointment of Villa as General in chief of the Convention’s forces; copy of a manifesto by General in Chief Villa, dated Jan. 31, giving reasons for his assumption of political power in the zone occupied by his forces; and copy of his decree dated Feb. 2, establishing three administrative departments of his Government. 662
[Page LXXIII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Mar. 8 Closure of port of Progreso. Instruction to talk the instruction over fully with Carranza and secure agreement on some plan for export of sisal. 822
Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan do Protection of American oil interests. Refers to his 1263 of Feb. 21 and incloses copy of decree extending time to May 1 for filing statements. 886
Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Incloses reply of Foreign Office to his protest in pursuance of Department’s Jan. 13. 887
Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Forced loans. Guadalajara authorities disclaim knowledge of stay of tax collection pending Villa-Carothers interview. Urges immediate decision and notification. 992
1163 Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1021
1167 Same to same do Protection of Spanish interests. Refers to Department’s Dec. 18, 1913; incloses two replies of the Foreign Office to his note regarding guaranties to Spanish merchants. The Spanish Minister in Mexico City has instructed the Spanish Consul at Vera Cruz to request Mr. Canada’s cooperation. 1037
398 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 9 Political affairs. Starvation in Mexico City is worse than ever owing to stoppage of traffic; suggests taking up with Carranza the neutralization of the railway to Vera Cruz. 665
404 Same to same do Same subject. Transmits communication by a committee of American citizens explaining why Americans generally can not leave the capital as advised by the President and requesting that their statement be made public. 665
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. Presents the plan for export offered by the Mexican Secretary of the Treasury. 822
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Instruct to see Mr. Canada’s Mar. 6 and protest against threatened destruction. 887
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Forced loans. Reply to his Mar. 8; quotes Mr. Carother’s Mar. 7. 992
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 10 Political affairs. Transmits reply of Carranza to the Department’s representations of Mar. 6. It denies the charges made against Obregon, asserts that foreigners are protected, and urges departure of foreigners. 666
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Carranza says he does not understand the Department’s position in having representations made in the interest of other nationals than those of the United States when they have their own representatives in the persons of their consular officers at Vera Cruz; he is ready to receive such representations through his Foreign Office. 668
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. Accepts the Mexican plan, with additional suggestions. 823
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Reports compliance with Department’s Mar. 9. 887
Mr. Morgenthau to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of Turkish interests. Incloses copy of a note verbale from the Foreign Office relating to American protection of Turkish interests in Mexico. 1075
410 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 11 Political affairs. Mexico City evacuated by Obregon Mar. 10; Municipal Council in authority. 668
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits reply of the President to Carranza’s note of Mar. 9 transmitted by Mr. Silliman on Mar. 10. “To speak less plainly or with less earnestness would be to conceal from you a terrible risk which no lover of Mexico should wish to run.” 668
411 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reports occupation of Mexico City by Zapatistas, who promise to bring in supplies and afford protection to foreigners. Relates brutal acts of Zapatistas in contrast with such assurances. 669
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to his Mar. 10 relating to representation by this Government of foreigners other than Americans. Instructs him that if such efforts provoke protest from Carranza it is better to make them through local representatives of their nations; he will, however, assist these in any way possible. 669
Mr. Bryan to the Ambassadors of Spain, Russia, France, Germany and Great Britain. do Same subject. Transmits copy of the foregoing, for his information. 670
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. Informs him of complications in the plan. 823
[Page LXXIV]547 Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan Mar. 11 Forced loans. Reports in detail concerning Government Medina’s decree No. 62 of Mar. 1 and the delay of its enforcement obtained. 992
286 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Blocker do Protection of French interests. Approves his action as reported in his Feb. 18. 1061
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 12 Political affairs. Reports delivery of the President’s note to Carranza, reading it to him at his request There was no comment whatever. 670
535 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits message to the American committee in response to their communication of Mar. 9 assuring them that this Government is doing everything possible for their relief, and calling attention to Carranza’s approval of the President’s advice to Americans temporarily to remove to a place of safety. The President thinks it not advisable to make their communication public. 670
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject He will give his best efforts to carrying out the plan proposed in Department’s Mar. 11 671
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Recites atrocities committed by Constitutionalists and instructs to ask Carranza what action he purposes to take. 671
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. Blockade not effective for some days. Carranza determined to keep the port closed. 823
710 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Shanklin. do Taxation. Reply to his Feb. 17; under generally accepted rules of international law American citizens are entitled to pay taxes on their property in Mexico to persons in de facto authority; in determining who these are, said citizens would do well to consider local control of the territory in which their property is located. 964
The Archbishop of Mexico to Mr. Bryan. do Religious orders. Informs him of outrages upon nuns and priests. Remarks as to Vicar General Paredes. 1022
544 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Mar. 13 Political affairs. If any Americans wish to leave Mexico City, he is instructed to arrange with authorities for their transportation; the Department is asking Carranza’s cooperation in shipment of supplies and transportation of foreigners. 671
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Closure of port of Progreso. Instruction to request of Carranza the recall of his order blockading the port of Progreso; if not recalled, will feel constrained to instruct our naval officers prevent interference with our commerce there. 824
117 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bonney do Forced loans. Approves the action reported in his 149. 993
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to protest against 30,000 pesos assessment on El Favor Mining Co. 993
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Instruction to support German Consul’s protest against extraordinary tax on German colony, Guadalajara, amounting to 150,000 pesos. 993
6 Mr. Coen to Mr. Bryan do Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Jan. 14 1023
56 Mr. Willard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. He is informed that the Spanish Government has accepted the Mexican explanation in regard to the Caso incident and will send a confidential agent to Mexico. 1056
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 14 Transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers through United States territory. Transmits request therefor made by Gen. Ricaut. 825
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 15 Closure of port of Progreso. Carranza will recall his order. 824
337 Mr. Guyant to Mr. Bryan do Taxation. Reports illegal taxation by Ensenada local government, under Col. Cantú, with threats of confiscation. He has advised Americans to pay under protest. 964
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Forced loans. Request villa to order suspension of special tax imposed on German colony Guadalajara. 994
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Forced loan in State of Jalisco held up indefinitely. 994
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Villa has ordered a fine of a million pesos on Monterey Chamber of Commerce; desires instruction. 994
57 Mr. Willard to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. The Spanish Minister of State says the Caso incident may be considered closed. 1056
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 16 Closure of port of Progreso. Remarks upon the terms “closed port and open port” and “blockade.” Carranza draws parallel between this case and the blockade at New Orleans. 824
[Page LXXV]366 Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan Mar. 16 Protection of Chinese interests. Visit of Chinese delegation to Consulate seeking the aid of American Government. 1088
Mr. Hohler to Mr. Spring Rice (telegram). Mar. 17 Political affairs. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Conventionist Government states that he is prepared to consider neutralization of the railways. 672
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Expulsion of the Spanish Minister. Refers to Department’s Feb. 16 and his Mar. 3; the Foreign Office trusts that the Department will not insist on a reconsideration of the Caso incident in view of the attitude of the Spanish Government. 1056
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Ferguson (telegram). Mar. 18 Transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers through United States territory. Inquires whether the State of Texas agrees to such transportation. 825
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. Reports repetition to the authorities of Department’s instruction of Mar. 9. 887
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hanna (telegram) do Forced loans. Reply to his Mar. 15. States conditions for protesting. 994
Mr. Ferguson to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 19 Transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers through United States territory. Texas agrees to such transportation. 825
445 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 20 Political affairs. Transmits resolution by mass meeting of Americans, who again request that their communication be made public; statement of intolerable conditions; appeal for protection and relief. 672
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Mar. 12. The Foreign Office replies to his representations and denies charges made; declares Department is badly informed. 673
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrett (telegram). do Transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers through United States territory. General Ricaut’s request is granted. 825
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrison (telegram). do Same subject. Requests that military authorities at Laredo be instructed to take suitable action in regard to permission granted to General Ricaut. 826
Mr. Bryan to Father Kelley. do Religious orders. Reply to his letter of Feb. 23 to the President. 1024
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Vicar General Paredes has thanked the Department and the Brazilian Minister for protection against Obregon. 1025
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Request immediate issuance of orders adequate protection Chinese citizens and cessation of depredations. 1089
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 21 Forced loans. Refers to Department’s Mar. 18; analyzes tax. 995
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 22 Political affairs. Refers to his Mar. 5 and Department’s Mar. 3. Reply of Foreign Office to his representations denies all responsibility, vindicates Obregon in everything, reflects on Brazilian Minister and French and German Consuls, and declares no arrangements for opening communication with the capital are possible while it is in hands of the enemy. 674
451 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits a statement by the International Committee describing the unbearable conditions in Mexico. 674
1174 Mr. Canada to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of American on interests. Reply to Department’s Feb. 16. 888
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Representations to Maytorena fruitless. Suggest vigorous representations be made to Villa. 1089
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Mar. 23 Political affairs. Mexico City authorities being ready to consider neutralization of the railroads, he is instructed to take up the matter with Carranza. 676
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guyant (telegram). do Taxation. In addition to the advice as stated in his 337 of Mar. 15, advise Americans to make their protests matters of record if possible and to take receipts. 965
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hanna (telegram). do Forced loans. States principle on which protest against taxation should be based. 995
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Request villa to issue sharp personal orders to all his generals in Sonora to end persecution of Chinese. 1090
Mr. Vasconcelos to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 24 Political affairs. Incloses his credentials from President Gutierrez and, under instructions, submits a review of the events resulting in the withdrawal of Gutierrez from Mexico City and establishment of his Government in Nuevo Leon; his policy and resources. 676
[Page LXXVI] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Mar. 24 Firing and raids. A situation at Agua Prieta which is likely to spread to Naco and Nogales, menaces the lives of Americans across the line. The Calles-Maytorena agreement has thus far been effective and this Government believes Carranza and Villa are both anxious to keep it so. Instruction to bring the matter to Carranza’s attention and thus make it unnecessary for American authorities to take any steps for protection of life and property on the American side. 793
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction identical with the foregoing, for presentation to Villa. 793
Mr. Breckinridge to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Quotes orders to General Funston to refrain if possible from use of force pending replies from Villa and Carranza to the representations of the Department of State; and to urge local Mexican officers to observe the agreement of Jan. 11 but to inform them that forcible action will be taken if necessary. 794
329 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hosstetter. do Forced loans. Instruction to furnish information on subject of Mr. Phillip’s Feb. 25. 995
1398 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Spanish interests. Reports forced loans imposed on Spaniards. Inquires whether or not the Consulate’s seal may be placed on the doors of Spanish shops, as requested by the proprietors. 1037
580 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Mar. 25 Political affairs. Instruction to represent to General Garza the extreme necessity for getting the factions together and forming a government under which the ordinary occupations of life can be resumed. 678
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Firing and raids. He is assured that immediate orders will be given to avoid the possibility feared, and represented to Carranza’s Minister in pursuance of the instruction of Mar. 24. 794
International Development Co. to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Taxation. Same situation as that reported by Mr. Guyant; requests advice. 965
Mr. Bryan to the International Development Co. (telegram). do Same subject. Same advice as to Mr. Guyant and Mr. Shanklin, Mar. 12 and 23. 966
551 Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan do Forced loans, Incloses copy of Medina’s decree No. 68 amending No. 62 and increasing the severity of forced loans as to foreigners. Requests instructions. 996
601 Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan do Protection of British interests; estate of W. S. Benton. Refers to Department’s 298, Sept. 1, 1914; reports continued occupation of the estate under the Villa decree of Apr. 20, 1914; the manager of the estate requests the Department’s aid in behalf of Mrs. Benton. 1030
62 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Kai Fu Shah. do Protection of Chinese interests. Refers to telegram of Mar. 18, from Douglas, Ariz., which was left at the Department on Mar 19 by the Counselor of Chinese Legation. 1090
458 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 26 Political affairs. Transmits a statement by the American Colony summarizing conditions in Mexico during the last twelve months: taxation, currency and stamps, courts, mail and telegraph, international protest, and other matters. 678
582 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram) do Same subject. Replies to his No. 445 of Mar. 20. This Government is doing everything in its power for the protection of Americans and other foreigners in Mexico City, but is unwilling to increase the difficulties by giving publicity to their resolution. 680
584 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Refers to his 380 of Mar. 2. Summarizes Mr. Silliman’s Mar. 22. 584
459 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s 580 and his own 451, and states that President Garza is strongly in favor of neutralization of railways, telegraph, and the Federal District and quotes his public statement on the subject; it now remains to secure Carranza’s consent thereto; desires to know the Department’s views. 680
786 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan do Protection of American oil interests. Acknowledges his 1369 of Mar. 6. 888
Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Taxation. Instruction to request authorities to advise him of status of Colonel Cantú. 966
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Guyant (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to report whether Cantú is subject to central authorities, and to ask him how taxes on American-owned property should be paid in Lower California. 966
[Page LXXVII] Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 26 Religious orders. Repeats open letter to Carranza from Vicar General Parades and other priests, lamenting the appeal of certain Catholic refugees to a foreign government for protection against Carranza; praise of Carranza. 1025
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Villa has telegraphed instructions to Sonora regarding protection of Chinese citizens. 1090
464 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 27 Political, affairs. Refers to Department’s 584 and requests further particulars of Carranza’s charges against him; praises the Diplomatic Corps. 682
465 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. It is highly desirable that Carranza immediately accept the neutralization plan set forth in his 459 of Mar. 26 in order to prevent removal of the Convention and President Garza from the capital with its consequent abandonment of the city to Zapatista element alone, who could not resist the Carrancistas. 682
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan. do Firing and raids. Incloses letter to him from Villa protesting against the insistence of this Government on leaving border towns unattacked, at the same time permitting the forces in possession thereof to arm and equip revolutionary forces from the United States. Urges closing every frontier port when blockaded by either belligerent. 795
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Johnson (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to warn commanders of both factions that operations at Matamoros must be conducted so as not to fire across the border. 796
604 Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of Villa’s decree No. 5 of Mar. 19 relating to forfeiture of mining properties. Comments on the disastrous results to be expected from it. 893
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Villa has telegraphed that he has issued orders to generals in Sonora to give complete guaranty to all foreigners in that State. 1091
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. At request Chinese Legation ask Villa order adequate protection for Chinese residents of Guaymas. Same to American Consul at Hermosillo. 1091
471 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Mar. 29 Political affairs. The Convention has decided to remove to Chihuahua, with President Garza, as apprehended in his 465. It is reported that Zapatistas will try to prevent removal. 682
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to present to Carranza the neutralization plan proposed by Mr. De Oliveira in his 459, with special emphasis on neutralizing the capital. 683
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothors (telegram) do Same subject. Same subject and tenor as above, for presentation to Villa. 683
596 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. The suggestion contained in his 459 has been transmitted to Carranza and Villa with earnest recommendation of its acceptance. 684
General McCain to General Funston (telegram). do Firing and raids. Quotes order to take measures to prevent firing from Brownsville into Matamoros, as requested by the Department of State. 796
599 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Mar. 30 Political affairs. Reply to his 464; quotes telegram to Silliman Mar. 12 and telegrams from Silliman Mar. 20 and 22. 684
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Mar. 29. Gives reasons for not presenting to Carranza the neutralization plan. 684
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers through United States territory. General Ricaut has not yet availed himself of the permission granted on Mar. 20, but has 29 wounded whom he now desires to move. Inquires whether, in view of the battle at Matamoros, the permission still holds good. 826
General Funston to General McCain (telegram). do Same subject. He has given orders not to permit such transportation in view of battle at Matamoros and probable attack on Laredo. 826
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan (telegram). do Protection of American ‘oil interests. Instructions for protection of oil properties in case of hostilities. 888
191 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis do Forced loans. Reply to his 547 of Mar. 11 concerning Medina’s decree No. 62; quotes Mr. Carothers’s Mar. 15. 996
Mr. Hussein to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of Turkish interests. Requests protection for Jacob Touche, a Turkish subject. 1076
592 Mr. Alger to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Chinese interests, Owing to feeling existing against Chinese, suggests that it be made known that they are under the protection of the United States. 1091
[Page LXXVIII] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Mar. 31 Political affairs. Instruction to delay presentation of plan to neutralize the capital if immediate action on the railroad’s neutralization is likely. 685
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Bryan. do Firing and raids. Quotes letter to General Calles from Colonel O’Connor, commanding United States troops at Douglas, notifying him of instructions from the Secretary of War to urge compliance with agreement of Jan. 11 and to use force if necessary to protect American life and property at Agua Prieta. In reply, states that Mr. Carranza has instructed General Calles to avoid action dangerous to persons or property on the American side. Calls attention to Maytorena’s violation of the agreement of Jan. 11. 797
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrett (telegram). do Transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers through United States territory. On account of the situation at Matamoros, the permission for transportation of wounded Mexican soldiers over United States territory, requested by General Ricaut, is withdrawn. 826
175 Mr. Bonney to Mr. Bryan do Taxation. Reports arbitrary taxation of all goods out of San Luis Potosi. 966
341 Mr. Guyant to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Mar. 26, explaining Cantú’s taxation methods. He has informed Cantú that no action should be taken for forfeiture of American-owned mining titles because of nonpayment of taxes. 967
90 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Schmutz Apr. 1 Religious orders. Reply to his 258, Feb. 12; approves his action. 1026
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis (telegram). Apr. 2 Forced loans. In spite of report of suspension of forced loan decree in Guadalajara a contrary report is received; if verified, protest. 997
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject and purport 997
482 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 3 Political affairs. Thanks for Department’s 599 685
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Protection of American oil interests. American oil properties destroyed at Ebano; Tampico fields threatened. Instructions to urge Carranza to prevent further damage. 889
Mr. Guyant to Mr. Bryan do Taxation. He has been advising Americans as instructed in Department’s Mar. 23. 968
Mr. Anthony to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Describes chaotic taxation conditions in Guadalajara. 968
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hussein do Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to his Mar. 30; informs him of instruction to Mr. Carothers in regard to Jacob Touche. 1076
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 5 Political affairs. Summarizes the arguments for and against the neutralization of the railroad, and suggests that the railroad be returned to the company for operation. Carranza refuses to agree to neutralization of either the railroad or the capital. 685
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of American oil interests. Great danger to oil wells at Ebano. 889
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Forced loans. Department’s Mar. 18 and 23 have his attention. 997
350 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Letcher Apr. 6 Protection of British interests. Reply to his 601, Mar. 25; if so requested, he may cooperate with the British representative to obtain relief for Mrs. Benton. 1031
618 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). Apr. 7 Political affairs. Informs him that Carranza refuses to agree to neutralization of either the railroad or the capital. 687
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Letcher (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Informs him that Department is instructing Mr. Carothers to protest against application of Villa’s decree of Mar. 19 to property of American and other foreigners. 895
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to protest against Villa’s decree of Mar. 19. 895
Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Forced loans. Requests attention to his No. 551 997
Mr. Hurst to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 8 Extradition of Huerta. The steamer Antonio Lopex is due in New York Apr. 12 with Gen. Huerta on board. 827
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Quotes telegram from Admiral Howard reporting the threatened seizure of the Korrigan III. As this vessel flies the Mexican flag, the admiral is unable to interfere, and recommends advising the French ambassador. 1061
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 9 Political affairs. Further statement of Constitutionalist objection to neutralization. 687
[Page LXXIX]415 Mr. Bevan to Mr. Bryan Apr. 9 Protection of American oil interests. Acknowledges Department’s 786 of Mar. 26. The oil companies will make the next payment direct to Vera Cruz 890
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Anthony. do Taxation. Reply to his Apr. 3; informs him how to pay his taxes. 969
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Forced loans. Instruction to give Guadalajara situation his first attention. 998
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of French interests. Requests that he use his good offices with Carranza to prevent interference with the Korrigan III and to obtain the release of the Korrigan II. 1061
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). Apr. 10 Firing and raids. In reply to Villa’s letter, quoted in his Mar. 27, inform Villa that the President has no authority to close an American port except in case of insurrection. This Government has not endeavored to prevent Villa from attacking Matamoros or Nuevo Laredo, but has only warned opposing commanders so to conduct warfare as not to menace lives of Americans on American territory. The Carrancista commander has promised to comply. 797
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Bryan do Extradition of Huerta. Protest, on behalf of the Provisional Government of Mexico, against the landing in the United States of General Huerta. 827
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Instruction to make further representations to Villa concerning mining decree. 896
16 Mr. Coen to Mr. Bryan Apr. 11 Same subject. Incloses copy of Villa’s decree of Mar. 19 and of a protest against it made by Mr. Harold McLeod Cobb in a letter to Mr. Coen. 896
Mr. Car others to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 12 Same subject. Explains purpose of Villa’s decree of Mar. 19. 899
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Forced loans. Reply to his Apr. 7; instruction to urge upon authorities the discriminatory nature of decree No. 68. 998
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Quotes Admiral Howard’s telegram reporting action taken as to the Korrigan II and Korrigan III. 1062
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gregory Apr. 14 Extradition of Huerta. Transmits copy of Mr. Llorente’s Apr. 10 to the Attorney General for his information. 827
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). Apr. 15 Protection of American mining interests. Instruction to request suspension of Villa decree of Mar. 19 in respect to foreigners. 899
Mr. Smith to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Incloses copy of Carranza decree of Mar. 1 amending mining law of 1905; asserts the enforcement thereof would result in confiscation. 899
149 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 16 Murder of John B. McManus. Incloses certain documents pertaining to the indemnity for the death of McManus paid by the Conventionist Government. 866
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Villa says new mining law will be suspended till conditions become normal. 901
Father Kelley to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 17 Religious orders. Reply to Department’s Mar. 20. 1026
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Protection of French interests. Instruction to consult with the French consul and urge that orders be issued for return of the Korrigan II and prevention of seizure of the Korrigan III. 1062
Mr. West to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 19 Political affairs. Zapata wishes to send a commission to interview the President and explain the facts and aims, with a view to recognition of the Conventionist Government by the United States. 688
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of American mining interests. Memorandum on Decree No. 5 of Mar. 19, 1915. 901
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of French interests. Reply to Department’s Apr. 17; the French Consul has made the proper representation and is awaiting reply. 1063
598 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Morgenthau (telegram). do Protection of Turkish interest. Reply to his Mar. 10; suggests that the Turkish Government request another Government to act for it in Mexico in diplomatic matters, since there is no American representative in Mexico. 1076
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr 20 Protection of American oil interests. Quotes resentful reply of Foreign Office to his representations. 889
347 Mr. Guyant to Mr. Bryan. do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to Department’s 209 of Mar. 3; incloses copy of notice of nullification of mining titles. 902
797 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bevan do Protection of Spanish interests. Reply to his 1398 of Mar. 24; the Department does not desire the Consulate’s seal to be placed as desired. 1038
[Page LXXX] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Apr. 20 Protection of Chinese interests. At request of Chinese Legation ask General Carranza to afford protection to Chinese merchants at Mazatlan. 1092
Mine and Smelter Operators et al. to Mr. Canova. Apr. 21 Protection of American mining interests. Operators’ statement of the effects of decree No. 5 of Mar. 19 and petition for its repeal. 903
373 Mr. Simpich to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Chinese interests. Reports the murder of two Chinese near Ojo de Agua. 1092
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Wes (telegram). Apr. 22 Political affairs. The President can not consistently receive a delegation from Zapata, not having received a delegation from any contending faction; but the Secretary of State would be pleased to receive them. 688
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Refers to his Apr. 12 and 16 and instructs him to request repeal of Villa’s decree of Mar. 19. 909
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Hopes to persuade Villa to restore confiscated property and suspend the decree. 909
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Alger (telegram). Apr. 23 Protection of Chinese interests. Silliman instructed to use good offices behalf of Chinese at Mazatlan. Request local authorities refrain from action until Carranza’s instructions arrive. 1092
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). Apr. 26 Protection of American mining interests. Mining decree not yet in effect; it will not be retroactive. 910
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Taxation. Instruction to inquire of Oaxaca authorities concerning confiscatory taxes levied on Americans. 969
627 Mr. Letcher to Mr. Bryan Apr. 27 Protection of British interests: Refers to Department’s 350, Apr. 6. He has offered his cooperation to the British Vice Consul. 1031
186 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Coen Apr. 29 Protection of American mining interests. Reply to his No. 16 of Apr. 11. 910
737 Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan. Apr. 30 Forced loans. Reply to Department’s 329 of Mar. 24; reports interview with Sonora authorities as to forced loans on foreigners. 998
Mr. Shanklin to Mr. Bryan May 1 Taxation. Acknowledgment of receipt of Department’s No. 710 of March 12. 969
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan May 6 Forced loans. Incloses memorandum by Mexican Petroleum Co. on forced loans, raising the question whether or not foreigners should pay forced loans to one or the other of contending factions. 998
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hussein. do Protection of Turkish interests. Incloses a memorandum on the protection by diplomatic and consular officers of the United States of the interests of citizens or subjects of a third country at places where their own government has no diplomatic or consular representative. 1077
444 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Simpich do Protection of Chinese interests. Acknowledges despatch 373 of Apr. 21. Instructs to ask authorities what action they intend to take to remedy such lawless conditions. 1092
Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan. May 7 Political affairs. Transmits an urgent appeal from the American Society and the International Committee for aid from this Government. 689
743 Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan. do Forced loans. Corrects details of his 737 of Apr. 30 999
Sierra Consolidated Mines Co. to Mr. Bryan. May 8 Protection of American mining interests. Protest against Carranza’s decree of Mar. 1. 910
Mr. Davis to Mr. Bryan do Taxation. Incloses correspondence with Guadalajara authorities on second collection of taxes. 970
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 10 Same subject. Reply to Department’s Apr. 26; Oaxaca authorities have no information on the matter: Foreign Office requests particulars. 971
553 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 11 Political affairs. Transmits a message from the Conventionist Government announcing that a commission would soon be in Washington to request recognition. 690
Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). May 13 Murder of John B. McMann. Acknowledges the receipt of his No. 149 of Apr. 16. 1915. 870
699 Same to same (telegram) May 14 Political affairs. The Secretary of State will be pleased to receive the commission referred to in his 553. 690
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Instructions regarding the decree of Mar. 19. 911
27 Mr. Coen to Mr. Bryan May 15 Same subject. Incloses Manuel Bonilla’s explanation of Villa’s decree No. 5 of Mar. 19; copy of order of Apr. 8, requiring all mining taxes to be paid in gold; statement regarding General Urbina’s order of Apr. 14; Villa’s decree of May 4, 1915 requiring payment of mine employes in coin. 911
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Bryan. May 16 Protection of French interests. Refers to Department’s Feb. 11 and requests further representations regarding the seizure of arms. 1063
[Page LXXXI] Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). May 17 Protection of American mining interests. Instruction to protest against Villa’s decree of May 4. 915
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman May 18 Same subject. Quotes from Sierra Consolidated Mines Co.’s letter of May 8 and instructs him to say that this Government does not recognize Carranza’s decree of Mar. 1 as having any force outside territory in Carranza’s control. 915
Mr. Bryan to the Sierra Consolidated Mines Co. do Same subject. Reply to their May 8 916
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 19 Same subject. Reply to Department’s May 17; he has been assured no enforcement of the decree will be, ordered, especially not against foreigners. 916
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Phillips do Forced loans. Reply to his Feb. 25. It would be useless at present to demand a refund of forced loans made by American citizens, who would do well, however, to file with the Department their claims against the Mexican Government; in due time the Department will give such claims careful attention. 1000
Inde Gold Mining Co. to Mr. Bryan. May 20 Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of Urbina’s decree of Apr. 14. 916
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman. do Forced loans. Reply to his May 6. The Department can not undertake to advise American citizens whether, as a practical matter, they should pay forced loans to de facto authorities; but if such Americans will complain to the Department, this Government’s appropriate representatives will be directed to protest against apparently illegal exactions and request their withdrawal. 1000
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of Spanish interests. Instruction to protest to Carranza against the injustice of his objection to a special Spanish representative interceding with Villa in behalf of Spaniards in Villa territory. 1038
574 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 21 Political affairs. President Garza appeared before the Convention on May 20 and announced that he would resign if the Convention did not act on his recommendations for alleviation of the desperate conditions in the Republic. 690
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to Department’s May 17; quotes Villa’s promises concerning decree of May 4. 917
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Reply to the foregoing. Carranza will not object. 1039
Mr. Hostetter to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. Rabble are sacking Chinese stores. Have wired Governor for troops. 1093
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Simpich (telegram). do Same subject. Urge Naytorena to take prompt action for protection Chinese interests at Hermosillo. 1093
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Urge upon Villa the necessity for prompt action in protecting Chinese interests at Hermosillo. 1093
577 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). May 22 Political affairs. The northern delegates withdrew from the Convention after a stormy session May 21, but returned to protest. Zapata ordered headquarters of the Army of the South to be removed to Morelos. 691
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Probable defections from Zapata to Garza; both Zapatistas and Carrancistas hate Garza, whose life appears to be in danger. 691
Mr. Brophy to Mr. Bryan do Taxation. Protest against Cantús taxation methods in Lower California. 971
617 Mr. Alger to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Spanish interests. Incloses copy of municipal decree of Mazatlan of May 19 against which he has protested; it expropriates the city’s waterworks and does not profess to be legal. 1039
721 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). May 24 Political affairs. Instruction to encourage such views as those of Garza as reported in his 574. 692
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Coen do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to his May 15; quotes Mr. Carothers’ May 21. 917
Mr. Alger to Mr. Bryan May 25 Protection of Spanish interests. His protest disregarded confiscation of the electric company expected. 1040
1491 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Jusserand. May 27 Protection of French interests. Reply to his May 16; before taking action the Department would like to know what instructions have been given to the French Consul. 1063
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). May 28 Taxation. Instruction to represent to Carranza the taxation situation in Guadalajara, and request immediate cessation of second collection of the same tax. 972
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Davis (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him of the instructions of this date to Mr. Silliman. 972
[Page LXXXII] Mr. Llorente to Mr. Bryan May 29 Political affairs. Transmits a decree by Villa relating to the alienation of real and personal property of certain persons concerned in the coup d’état of Feb., 1913, and more lately in the fomentation of rebellion against the authority of the Provisional [Conventionist] Government. 692
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Brophy (telegram). do Taxation. Reply to his May 22; he is apparently entitled to pay tax to Villa Government; if so paid, the Department would endeavor to protect him against confiscation by Lower California authorities because of nonpayment of taxes to them. 972
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Refers to Mr. Alger’s May 22 and 25; at request of Spanish Ambassador instructs him to confer with the Spanish confidential agent in behalf of the water company. 1040
317 Mr. Morgenthau to Mr. Bryan. May 31 Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to Department’s No. 598 of Apr. 19; incloses reply of the Foreign Office to his note based thereon. 1078
Mr. Alger to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 1 Protection of American mining interests. San Dimas American mining companies request Department to arrange to have decree of May 4 regarding payment of miners be suspended till September. 918
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Requests instructions in regard to reported decree prohibiting exportation of mine products. 918
312 Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Turkish interests. Reports his action in behalf of certain Turkish subjects; he has seen, however, a newspaper notice that the German Consul at San Luis Potosi had been appointed by the Turkish Government in charge of Turkish interests in his district. Inquires whether or not the instruction of Jan. 9 applies. 1079
741 Mr. Bryan to Mr. De Oliveira and all American consuls and other representatives in Mexico (telegram). June 2 Political affairs. Transmits a public statement by the President stating the policy of this Government toward Mexico and warning the factions that if they can not agree to act together promptly for the relief of their country, this Government will be constrained to decide what means should be employed by it in order to help Mexico save herself and serve her people. 694
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram) do Protection of American mining interests. Instruction to investigate matter referred to in Mr. Alger’s June 1. 918
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Coen (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction concerning request San Dimas American mining companies that he obtain suspension of decree of May 4. 918
600 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 3 Political affairs. The Department’s 741 of June 2 has been delivered to the Foreign Office for transmission to President Garza. 695
Mr. Coen to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Immediate enforcement of decree of May 4 is contemplated; San Dimas companies notified. 919
602 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 4 Political affairs. Transmits reply of Conventionist Foreign Office to the President’s statement, which it has submitted to the Convention. 695
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Papers publish President’s statement in full without comment; a friendly reply is promised by the Carrancista Foreign Office; prompt occupation of the capital was again assured and all possible protection for foreigners. 696
603 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits, with request to forward to Carranza and Villa, messages to each from President Garza, exhorting them to consider arrangements for a conference, during an armistice, of all factions. 697
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). June 5 Same subject. Transmits, with instruction to present immediately to Carranza, the message of President Garza. 698
Mr Bryan to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits, with instruction to present immediately to Villa, the message of President Garza. 698
Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Bryan. do Same subject. Report from Aguascalientes of the local attitude toward the President’s statement of June 2. 698
Mr. Alger to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Report from Mazatlan as to the reception of the President’s statement. 698
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan June 6 Protection of Spanish interests. Quotes telegram from the Spanish Consular Agent at Mazatlan reporting expropriation, of the waterworks; requests renewed representations. 1041
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Silliman (telegram). June 7 Same subject. Refers to reports from Mazatlan and instructs him to make vigorous protest to Carranza. 1041
[Page LXXXIII]612 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 8 Political affairs. Transmits, with request to forward, a telegram from himself to Silliman in which he quotes a message from President Garza to Carranza, renewing the proposal made in his message forwarded in Mr. De Oliveira’s 603. 699
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Bryan do Protection of Spanish interests. Quotes telegram reporting forcible seizure of Mazatlan waterworks. 1041
617 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 9 Political affairs. Reports postponement by the Convention of consideration of the President’s statement. 699
619 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Transmits response to the President’s statement made by the American Society of Mexico. 700
621 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The Convention on June 9 deposed President Garza and elected as his successor Lagos Cházaro. Villista delegate from Chihuahua. 700
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Riñao do Protection of Spanish interests. Reply to his June 8; reports indicate the early restoration of the Mazatlan waterworks to the owners. 1042
623 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 10 Political affairs. The new Conventionist régime threatens even worse conditions than at present. But Carranza is reported as approaching the city with intention to occupy it. 700
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s June 5 and reports Carranza’s thanks and his statement that there is no reply. 701
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Bryan (telegram). June 11 Same subject Transmits Villa’s reply dated June 10, to the President’s statement of June 2. 701
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Transmits message from Villa to Garza quoting Villa’s reply to the President’s statement of June 2; quoting also his communication to Carranza on the subject. Requests its transmission to Garza. 703
770 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his 623 of June 10. Instruction to impress on the authorities in control in the capital that harsh measures would create a most unfavorable impression abroad and might retard the efforts to relieve the destitute. 704
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Lansing. June 12 Same subject. Incloses copy of Carranza’s “Manifesto to the Nation” dated June 11, containing a statement of the Constitutionalist policy. Request to lay it before the President. 704
Mr. Guyant to Mr. Lansing do Same subject. Reports reception given at Ensenada to the President’s statement of June 2. 707
631 Mr De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits a message from himself to Mr. Silliman, quoting a communication from President Lagos Cházaro to Carranza and requesting its delivery. Lagos Cházaro informs Carranza that he seconds the request of his predecessor, Garza, for an armistice and a conference of the factions. 707
Mr. Bonney to Mr. Lansing June 13 Same subject. Reports favorable reception at San Luis Potosi of the President’s statement. 708
634 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 14 Same subject. Reports Carrancista ultimatum to Mexico City authorities threatening attack if the capital is not surrendered. Acts of violence are feared if the request for an armistice is refused by Carrancistas 708
322 Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Lansing. June 15 Same subject. Examples of confiscation and other brutalities ordered by Villa. 709
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to request Carranza to give earnest consideration to request for armistice made by Mexico City authorities. 710
638 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Transcribes Conventionist proposal of armistice terms. 710
777 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits message from villa to Garza, forwarded to the Department in Mr. Carothers’s June 11. Instructs him to deliver it to President Lagos Chazato and copy to Garza. 711
642 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. It is the general belief, including the leading diplomats at the capital, that nothing would contribute more to a settlement of factional differences than an immediate formal and effective prohibition by the United States of exportation of arms and ammunition to anybody in Mexico until the end of the trouble. 711
779 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him of communicating the substance of his 634 to Silliman with instructions to request Carranza’s earnest consideration of it; instructs him to do everything possible to obtain a peaceful transfer of the capital to the Carrancistas. 712
[Page LXXXIV] Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 15 Same subject. Department’s June 15 presented to Carranza, who thanks Department and says General Pablo Gonzalez has the necessary instructions for deciding on any proposal made by the forces at present holding the capital. 712
322 Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of Turkish interests. Reports confiscation by Villa of Turkish subject’s merchandise. His protest is ignored. 1079
25 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hussein. do Same subject. Informs him of the substance of Mr. Schmutz’s 312 of June 1. 1080
643 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 16 Political affairs. Transmits reply of the Conventionist Government to the President’s statement of June 2. 712
645 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports compliance with the requests contained in Department’s 777 and 779. 714
784 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to his 631 of June 12 and informs him that Silliman telegraphs thanks to him for his good offices and says there is no reply to Cházaro. 714
785 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Informs him of substance of Silliman’s June 15. 714
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Arredondo. June 17 Same subject. Refers to his June 12 and informs him that it has been transmitted to the President. 714
650 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Carrancista general refuses to consider an armistice and a fight will occur when he approaches the city. Conventionists blame this Government for not securing an armistice. Description of what will happen, leaving the capital completely cut off from the world and given up to despair. 715
651 Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Confirms his 650 715
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). June 18 Same subject. Instruction to say to Carranza that this Government is determined to adopt such measures as may be expedient to preserve Mexico, and to intimate that it is within the possibilities to this end that the United States might recognize General Carranza in view of the way things appear to be shaping themselves, but that if he does not go the full length of conciliation and conference with all the principal factions his recognition may be excluded from consideration. Various acts prejudicial to peace seem to be sanctioned by his authority, such as the exportation of supplies from famine-stricken regions. 715
793 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). June 19 Same subject. Instruction to make representations to the authorities in Mexico City similar to those sent to Mr. Silliman June 18. 717
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to urge immediately upon Carranza to order General Gonzalez to use great discretion on occupying Mexico City, to avoid killing pacificos and especially to save foreign lives and property. 717
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Villa’s Foreign Office at Chihuahua notifies the Department of the appointment of Lagos Cházaro as President of the Convention. 717
326 Mr. Schmutz to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of Turkish interests. In the matter reported in his 322 of June 15 Villa refuses to admit his right to represent the Turkish subject, saying the case should be taken up by the consular or diplomatic representative of the Turkish Government. In view of the general instruction of January 9, he requests instruction. 1080
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 21 Political affairs. Department’s instructions of June 19 earnestly presented and previous assurances of guaranties by Gonzalez repeated. 718
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Cobb (telegram). do Extradition of Huerta. His action approved 829
204 Mr. Osborne to Mr. Davis do Taxation. Reply to his 557 of May 8 973
226 Mr. Osborne to Mr. Guyant. do Same subject. Instruction to insist to Cantu that no forfeitures be declared for nonpayment of taxes in Ensenada that have already been paid in Chihuahua. 973
795 Mr. Osborne to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). June 22 Political affairs. Informs him of contents of Mr. Silliman’s June 21. 718
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s June 18 and reports that Carranza replies that under no circumstances will he treat with Zapata or Villa; he does not want a recognition conditioned upon conciliation; in a memorandum he states that proper amnesty will be decreed at the proper time; those taking advantage of it to yield their arms. 718
Mr. Bonney to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 23 Forced loans. Requests action to restrain San Luis Potosi authorities from demanding forced loan. 1001
[Page LXXXV] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). June 24 Same subject. Informs him of San Luis Potosi matter reported June 23 by Mr. Bonney and instructs him to request Villa to make this the occasion for general orders to respect the rights of foreigners. 1001
Miners’ Committee to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 25 Protection of American mining interests. Refers to impending enforcement of decree of Mar. 19; requests protection. 919
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Bonney (telegram). do Forced loans. Informs him of instructions of June 24 to Mr. Carothers. Instructs him to protest against threatened confiscation of the Cía Metalúrgica’s property. 1001
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. June 26 Political affairs. Informs the Department of the appointment of Lagos Chazaro as President of the Convention, vine Garza, resigned. 719
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Extradition of Huerta. Huerta is on train due at El Paso June 27, 6.30 a.m. 828
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Cobb (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to advise immediately and cooperate with El Paso representative of Department of Justice. 828
Miners’ Committee to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of American mining interests. Further information concerning expected enforcement of decree of Mar. 19. 919
37 Mr. Hussein to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to Department’s June 15. He has no information regarding the designation of the German Consul at San Luis Potosi; he understands that Turkish interests in all parts of Mexico have been placed in the care of the United States. He will inquire of the German Consul. 1081
Mr. Canada to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 27 Political affairs. Special messenger brings word of defeat of Carranza’s forces by Zapatistas at Mexico City, which is entirely cut off and without food. 719
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Extradition of Huerta. Reports arrest of Huerta and Orozco by an agent of the Department of Justice, the responsibility being assumed by Mr. Cobb. 828
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports removal of Huerta and Orozco to Fort Bliss on the responsibility of the Department of Justice. 829
Mr. Bonney to Mr. Lansing (telegram). June 28 Forced loans. Department’s June 25 was effective 1002
637 Mr. Alger to Mr. Lansing do Protection of Spanish interests. As the result of his efforts, the Mazatlan water works have been restored to the owners upon an order of the Governor. 1042
Mr. Osborne to Miners’ Committee (telegram). June 29 Protection of American mining interests. Reply to their June 25. 921
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to report status of decree of Mar. 19 and of his representations: and to do everything possible to obtain repeal of the decree. 921
Mr. Smith to Mr. Lansing do Taxation. Requests advice as to payment of taxes in Oaxaca. 973
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Forced loans. Express to Villa Department’s appreciation of his prompt action at San Luis Potosi. 1002
290 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Alger. do Protection of Spanish interests. Approves his action as reported in his 617 of May 22. 1042
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing. June 30 Political affairs. Incloses copy of reply to his representations made by Carranza’s Foreign Office relating to depredations on property of Americans at various points in the State of Vera Cruz; it concludes with a remark on “the unbecoming tone of the telegrams of the State Department which have called forth this reply.” 720
Mr. Ferguson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Extradition of Huerta. Transcribes telegram to him from the Governor of Chihuahua requesting the provisional arrest of Huerta as a criminal fugitive charged with murder, etc., and notification of intention to request his extradition; his reply; telegram from Foreign Minister Lombardo in the same sense; his reply. Requests the advice of the Department. 829
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Trial of Huerta et al. postponed to July 12. 830
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Instruction to call Carranza’s attention to the deplorable status of foreign-owned mining properties, and of rights of foreigners in general. 921
Same to same (telegram) do Taxation. Instruction to repeat to Carranza that according to a generally accepted principle of international law, property owners may pay taxes to de facto authorities, and to insist that local laws in conflict with this principle shall not be allowed to injure American citizens. 974
[Page LXXXVI] Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing. June 30 Protection of Turkish interests. Refers to hi Feb. 17 and incloses further correspondence on the subject. 1082
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Lansing. July 1 Extradition of Huerta. Application for extradition of Huerta to the Constitutionalist Government and reasons therefor. 830
Mr. Lessing to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 2 Same subject. Application for extradition of Huerta to the Constitutionalist Government and reason therefor. 832
Mr. Breckinridge to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Information of order to Genera Funston to prevent Huerta from crossing the boundary into Mexico until further orders. 832
Mr. Garrett to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. By order of the military governor of Tamaulipas, a Spanish subject was compelled to give up 19,300 Villista pesos. 1042
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Incloses copy of a dispatch from Mr. Bonney regarding his action in securing the release of Mr. Garcin, a French citizen. 1064
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 3 Extradition of Huerta. After arrest on second complaint Huerta failed to give bond and has been sent to county jail. 833
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. States, under instructions from the Provisional Government, that General Huerta, if surrendered to the Chihuahua State authorities will be given a fair and impartial trial by a competent civil tribunal; gives precedent for his extradition. 833
662 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 4 Political affairs. Transmits letter from the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps summarizing a statement made by the Conventionist Government which believing that this Government is favoring Carranza, refuses to acknowledge any responsibility for the violence that may result if the capital has to be evacuated; this responsibility is upon Carranza and the United States. 721
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 5 Extradition of Huerta. Huerta expects to give bond on July 6; urges his detention without bond and removal from the border on account of the revolution forming under Huerta’s leadership. 833
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. The decree is practically suspended until the end of the year. 922
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). July 6 Protection of Spanish interests. Instruction to express to Carranza gratification with the restoration of the Mazatlan water works. 1043
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Ferguson (telegram). July 7 Extradition of Huerta. Department considers extradition unwise at this time. 834
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of French interests. Request that Mr. Bonney be thanked for his action regarding Mr. Garcin. 1064
808 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). July 8 Political affairs. Refers to his 662. Department disclaims responsibility for the interpretation put upon this Government’s acts by the Conventionists; this Government favors no faction. Quotes the instruction of June 18 sent to Silliman, in part, and Mr. Silliman’s reply of the 22d. Carranza’s inflexible attitude creates the gravest situation; this Government has used its best efforts for peace but has not been met with cooperation by the Mexicans whom it desires to serve. 721
Mr. Lansing to Miners’ Committee. do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to their June 26; refers to Department’s June 29. 922
48 Mr. Coen to Mr. Lansing do Protection of French interests. Reports the danger to foreigners in the territory controlled by the Villista officer, General Contreras, illustrated by his threats against a French citizen, M. Chanel. 1065
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Cobb (telegram). July 9 Etxradition of Huerta. Reply to his July 3 and July 5. Informs him that proceedings in connection with Gen. Huerta are being handled entirely by the Department of Justice. 834
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Huerta has waived preliminary hearing and will be held at Fort Bliss without bond until December term of court at San Antonio. 834
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Garrett (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Reply to his July 2. Unless requested by the Spanish Embassy to take action, the Department would not be justified in acting. 1043
[Page LXXXVII]26 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hussein. July 9 Protection of Turkestan interests. Reply to his June 26. Incloses copy of Mr. Schmutz’s 326 of June 19. Inquires whether or not the Turkish Government has any diplomatic or consular representative in Mexico, and requests a statement of its wishes in the case in hand. 1082
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 10 Political affairs. Reports entry of Carrancista troops into the capital. 722
Mr. Mendez to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. The Minister of Guatemala informs the Secretary of State that in pursuance of conferences with him on July 7 he had written to the President of Guatemala that Mr. Lansing had informed him that the President of the United States authorized him to invite the Ambassadors of Brazil, Chile, and Argentina and the Ministers of Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala to an informal conference on the recognition of a government in Mexico, which he had accepted. He incloses copy of this letter and of the reply instructing him unreservedly to cooperate with the Secretary. 723
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Arredondo. do Extradition of Huerta. Reply to his letter of July 1. Owing to the absence of a recognized federal government in Mexico and the well-known conditions existing throughout Mexico, the Department must decline to comply with the request for the extradition of Huerta. 835
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Lessing. do Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of his telegram of July 2. 835
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Llorente. do Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of July 3. 835
671 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing. July 11 Political affairs. Department’s 808 will be communicated to the Diplomatic Corps; as there are no Convention authorities in the city, he requests instructions as to communicating it to them where they are. 723
Mr. De Pena to Mr. Lansing. July 12 Same subject. Referring to the invitation mentioned by Mr. Mendez in his July 10, the Minister of Uruguay states that he is authorized by his Government to place himself at the Secretary’s service in regard to an international conference on Mexico. 724
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Smith. do Taxation. Reply to his June 29 974
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Lansing. July 13 Political affairs. Incloses copy of telegram from Carranza setting forth his efforts to reestablish civil government in the capital and improve food conditions. 724
672 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. General Gonzalez appears to be well intentioned; he has allowed reestablishment of cable service and offered to assist International Relief Committee. 725
Mr. Lansing to the diplomatic representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, and Uruguay (telegram). do Same subject. Owing to present conditions in Mexico, he asks whether they have been authorized by their Governments to participate in a conference on Mexican affairs. 725
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Requests Carranza be informed of the confiscatory effect of his decree in many cases. 923
548 Same to same do Same subject. Amplifies the foregoing 923
813 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). July 14 Political affairs. Reply to his 671; Department’s 808 will be delivered to Conventionists by Carothers. Department is gratified at the splendid work done by the Brazilian Minister in the recent crisis in Mexico City. 725
109 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Schmutz. July 15 Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to his 326 and incloses for his information a copy of Department’s note to Mr. Hussein of July 9. 1082
819 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). July 16 Political affairs. Reply to his 672; instructs him to say to General Gonzalez that the Department is favorably impressed with his attitude and hopes nothing will deter him from his good purposes; instructs him to inform the General that this statement is being copied to Silliman for Carranza. 725
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs him to say to Carranza that the Department is favorably impressed with General Gonzalez attitude and hopes nothing will deter him therefrom. 726
Batopilas Mining Co. to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of official notice that enforcement of the decree of Mar. 19 will be postponed to August or later. 924
[Page LXXXVIII] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Arredondo. July 17 Political affairs. Acknowledges his letter of July 13 726
677 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 18 Same subject. Reports evacuation of Mexico City by General Gonzalez under pretext of need for retaking Pachuca. Conditions are every day further away from improvement; he considers the situation boneless. 726
678 Same to same (telegram) July 19 Same subject. Zapatistas occupy the city on July 18 and President Cházaro and Conventionist Government are expected. Everything as hopeless as before. 727
827 Mr. Lansing to Mr. De Oliveira (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Instruction to communicate Department’s 808 of July 8 to Conventionists or Villistas if either obtains control of Mexico City. 727
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 21 Same subject. Reasons given by Constitutionalists for withdrawal from Mexico City. 727
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. do Firing and raids. Calls attention to the capture of Naco by Calles, in direct violation of the agreement of Jan. 11; declares that Maytorena has adhered strictly to this agreement. Suggests that this Government prohibit exportation of munitions of war from the American side of Naco, authority for which is to be found in the act approved Mar. 14, 1912. 798
Mr. Brown to Mr. Canova do Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of Carranza’s decree of June 19, 1915, extending time for payment of delinquent taxes. 924
Mr. Haff to Mr. Lansing. do Taxation. Incloses circulars showing the intention of the Carranza Government to ignore the principles of international law respecting the sufficiency of payment of taxes to de facto authorities. Urges protection of American interests against second collection of the same tax. 975
683 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 22 Political affairs. Zapatistas who took possession of Mexico City after evacuation are indulging in violence; appeals to President Cházaro at Toluca unavailing: impossible to obtain redress. 727
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Llorente. do Firing and raids. Special attention is being given to the matter set forth in his July 21. 799
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to urge upon Carranza to direct Calles immediately to withdraw from Naco—a neutral point, as provided in the agreement of Jan. 11—and to desist from his designs upon Nogales; also to inform Calles that he will be held personally responsible for any act dangerous to American citizens at these towns. This Government expects Carranza to act with great promptness in giving these orders to Calles. 799
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Urges requesting Carranza to send telegraphic notice of extension of time for tax payments so as to prevent heavy fines. 925
Mr. Adee to Mr. Silliman (telegram). July 23 Same subject. Instructs him to present to Carranza the request in Mr. Hanna’s July 22. 926
Mr. Slay den to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Requests a vigorous protest against confiscating mining taxes. 926
Mr. Adee to Mr. Silliman do Protection of Turkish interests. Reply to his June 30. Instructs him to use his good offices in behalf of Turkish subjects, saying that he is acting on instructions from the Department as a result of action by the Turkish Government. Further instructs him to protest unofficially against the summary executions mentioned in his Feb. 16 and to make similar protests in the future if there should be danger of such violence. 1083
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hussein do Same subject. In view of the inability of the Brazilian Minister in Mexico to use his good offices in behalf of Turkish subjects, it is suggested that his Government be asked to designate some one else to represent its interests. 1084
Mr. Breckinridge to General Funston (telegram). July 24 Firing and raids. Explains the reason for not permitting him to cross the border in using force to protect American life and property on the American side, namely the necessity of retaining at Washington the final discretion in so important a matter. 800
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Alger do Protection of Spanish interests. Commends him for his action as reported in his 637. 1043
[Page LXXXIX] Mr. A dee to Mr. Jusserand July 24 Protection of French interests. Gives the substance of Mr. Coen’s 48 of July 8. 1065
Mr. Kai Fu Shah to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of Chinese interests. Chinese Minister asks that the nearest American Consul to Cananea be instructed to exercise his good offices in behalf of Chinese there. 1094
690 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 25 Political affairs. Transmits message from American Society and International Committee describing the chaos in Mexico City and the contempt of those in possession for this Government. 728
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Da Gama (telegram). July 26 Same subject. Having now heard definitely from all the countries except Brazil on the subject of an international conference on Mexican affairs, it is desirable to know the disposition of his Government. 729
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Reports the end of hope for voluntary agreement among the factions; Villa’s organization about to collapse but Villa remains a menace; recommends an embargo or other method of ending it. 729
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Firing and raids. The Foreign Secretary informs him that Naco had been evacuated by the military authorities after establishing civil authorities; was not informed as to the movement on Nogales. 800
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Villa has attempted to make a forced loan; resistance of Chihuahua mine operators may cause trouble; he has requested Escudero to publish notice of postponement of applying the decree. 926
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to request of Carranza immediate and material modification of the confiscatory decree of Mar. 1. 927
Same to same (telegram). do Same subject. Same subject and tenor 927
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Reports extension of old tax law for one quarter. 927
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). July 27 Firing and raids. Refers to his July 26; instructs him to inform the Foreign Office that Calles has outposts six miles from Nogales and indications are that he will attack soon. The site of Nogales is such that any attack would necessarily endanger life and property on the American side. Bring the matter immediately to the attention of the Foreign Office. 800
Mr. Silliman to Mr Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to Department’s July 26. Government takes the same ground, as to the mining decree of Mar. 1, as in regard to the export taxes. 927
377 Mr. Guyant to Mr. Lansing do Taxation. Reports having induced Cantú to reduce taxes in Lower California. 976
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Simpich (telegram). do Protection of Chinese interests. At request of Chinese Legation you are authorized to exercise good offices behalf Chinese citizens at Cananea and other points of your district. 1094
Mr. Phillips to Mr. Silliman. July 28 Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of Mr. Hanna’s dispatch 548 of July 13 and instructs him to bring its contents to the attention of the appropriate authorities, adding that this Government expects modification of the decree of March 1. 928
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hanna (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes Mr. Silliman’s July 26 928
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of French interests. Reply to Mr. A dee’s July 24; requests that Mr. Coen be directed to use his influence to insure the safety of M. Chanel’s life and property. 1066
Mr. Lansing to the Plenipotentiaries of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, and Uruguay (telegram). July 29 Political affairs. Requests informal conference of the Washington representatives of the conferring powers on August 5. 730
The Plenipotentiaries to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Accept the above invitation 730
692 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Transmits another appeal from the American Society to this Government for aid and description of the intolerable conditions in Mexico City. 730
693 Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Zapatistas again evacuate the capital; description of chaotic conditions. 731
[Page XC] Mr. Hanna to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 29 Protection of American mining interests. Reply to the foregoing. Believes tax collection in gold will not be required. 928
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing. do Same subject. Reply to Department’s May 18. Carranza assumes that a product sold for gold should be taxed in gold, but at the instance of Mr. Hanna has agreed to postpone collection in gold until the next quarter. 929
694 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). July 30 Political affairs. Zapatistas have evacuated and reoccupied the city three times in five days; the so-called Conventionist Government remains at Toluca inactive and impotent; danger and hopelessness properly describe the state of Mexico City. 732
481 Mr. Adee to Mr. Hanna do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to his 548 of July 13; incloses copy of instruction of July 23 to Mr. Silliman and quotes Mr. Silliman’s July 27. 930
658 Mr. Letcher to Mr. Lansing. July 31 Same subject. Villa on July 12, requested a loan of $300,000 from the Mine and Smelter Operators Association to be repaid in tax and freight credits. The association declined and now requests the Department’s advice as to their proper course in cases of forced loans. 930
Mr. Kai Fu Shah to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of Chinese interests. Chinese Minister requests protection of American Consular and naval officers for Chinese at and near Guaymas. 1094
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 2 Protection of American mining interests. Villa has called a meeting of all mining men in Chihuahua to occur Aug. 9 “to receive proposition of grave import;” failure to attend will be penalized by closing properties. 931
699 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 3 Political affairs. Carrancistas occupy the capital under General Gonzalez, but the distress remains as acute as ever. 732
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Taylor (telegram) do Protection of Chinese interests. Exercise good offices on behalf Chinese in vicinity of Guayamas. 1095
701 Mr. De Oliveira to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 4 Political affairs. Americans will be allowed to retain their arms; the suffering increases. 732
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Firing and raids. Attack on Nogales has begun. He has given the usual warning as to firing across the line. 801
Mr. Hanna to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Reports confusion in the tax collector’s office at Monterey, due to obscure instructions. 931
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Forwards statement by foreign and Mexican mine owners protesting against tax collection in gold. 931
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Coen (telegram). do Protection of French interests. Instruction to use his influence to secure respect for Mr. Chanel’s life and property. 1066
1516 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. do Same subject. Reply to his July 28; informs him of the instruction to Mr. Coen. 1067
Mr. Villa to Messrs. Llorente and Bonilla (telegram). Aug. 5 Political affairs. Statement of policy of Villa; peace conference not requested nor opposed. 733
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Firing and raids. General Villa has handed him a message saying that as the Carrancista attack on Nogales was a direct violation of the Calles-Maytorena agreement of Jan. 11, Villa declines any responsibility for what may happen unless this Government forces Carrancistas to respect said agreement. 801
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to inform Carranza that if there is firing across the line at Nogales, the fire will be returned immediately by the American forces; the action of Calles is in direct violation of the agreement of Jan. 11. 801
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of American mining interests. Quotes from Mr. Hanna’s Aug. 4; instructs to urge sending orders to Monterey tax collector to accept currency. 932
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hanna (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to his Aug. 4; refers to the foregoing telegram to Mr. Silliman. 932
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to interview mining men as to the meeting called by Villa for Aug. 9. 932
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. He will see Villa as to mining conference. 932
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Simpich (telegram). Aug. 6 Firing and raids. Same instructions as the foregoing to Silliman, for presentation to Calles and to Maytorena. 801
[Page XCI] Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 6 Same subject. In reply to Department’s Aug. 5, the Foreign Office says Calles has been instructed not to endanger Americans or their interests. 802
Mine and Smelter operators to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Request that representations be made to Villa to forestall any attempt to impose a forced loan. 933
Mr. Lansing to Mine and Smelter Operators (telegram). do Same subject. Suggests keeping in close touch with Mr. Carothers. 933
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Tax collection is to be under old law until Aug. 31. 934
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hanna (telegram). Aug. 7 Same subject. Quotes Mr. Silliman’s Aug. 6 934
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 8 Firing and raids. In reply to Department’s Aug. 6 Calles replies that in the attack on Nogales of Aug. 4 no bullet crossed American territory; his men have orders to prevent injuries on the American side; as to the agreement of Jan. 11, Maytorena’s occupation of Naco nullified it. Requests that all representations be made directly to Carranza. 802
Mr. Lansing to the Plenipotentiaries of the conferring powers. Aug. 9 Political affairs. Incloses draft of communication to be made to the chiefs of factions, agreed upon at the meeting of the conferees on Aug. 5. 733
Same to same do Same subject. Calls a meeting of the Conference for Aug. 11 in New York City and requests their presence. 734
Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Lansing. Aug. 10 Same subject. Under instructions from Carranza, he protests against any consideration that may be given at the conferences of the powers of measures that would interfere with the Constitutionalist operations. 734
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Firing and raids. Villa authorizes General Scott to treat in his name for an armistice of three months in order to open railroads, all troops remaining where they are; Scott to bring Zapata into the conferences and any faction refusing to treat on peace to be cut off from obtaining munitions of war from the United States. 802
General Funston to War Department. do Same subject. As it is impossible when pursuing outlaws to determine whether they are residents of the United States or of Mexico, he deems it his duty to continue using military to capture them. 803
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Generals Scott and Villa conferred Aug. 10, and agreed, among other things, on a suspension of the miners’ meeting set for Aug. 9. 934
General Scott to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Same subject and tenor 935
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Instruction to inform the Spanish Ambassador of any news he may have of the Spanish confidential agent, Zapico, not heard from for a month. 1043
Mr. Polk to Mr. Letcher Aug. 11 Protection of American mining interests. Acknowledges No. 658 of July 31. Immediate notice of any attempt to impose a forced loan upon Mine and Smelter Operators’ Association should be given the Department. 935
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Taxation. Instruction to make earnest endeavor to obtain Villa’s withdrawal of confiscatory tax on cotton belonging to Tlahualilo Co. and others. 977
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Señor Zapico arrived at El Paso Aug. 9. 1044
Mr. Osborne to Mr. Hanna (telegram). do Protection of French interests. Instruction to investigate reported kidnapping of Henry Huguet, a French citizen, held for a ransom of $10,000. 1067
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 12 Protection of American mining interests. Convinced Villa of impracticability of enforcing proposed mining decrees. He has agreed to let mining men alone and to discuss with them problem of keeping railroads open. Promises protection. 935
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Letcher (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him of result of Scott-Villa meeting. 936
Mr. Riaño to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of Spanish interests. Requests that commanders of United States vessels in Mexican waters give refuge in their ships to Spaniards in case of need. 1044
[Page XCII] Mr. Lansing to Mr. Parker (telegram). Aug. 13 Political affairs. Instruction to deliver, translated into Spanish, to General Zapata and all other prominent military and civil authorities in central and southern Mexico whom he can possibly reach, the following message from the Secretary of State, the Ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, and the Ministers of Bolivia, Guatemala, and Uruguay: [Text of a communication, dated Aug. 11, made severally, independently, and unanimously by the seven above-named plenipotentiaries who, believing that if the men directing the armed conflict in Mexico could meet to exchange ideas and determine the fate of their country a satisfactory provisional government might be created, whose first step should be an immediate call to general elections; an adequate meeting place within Mexico should serve as the seat of such a conference. The seven plenipotentiaries offer, upon invitation, to serve as intermediaries for arranging the time, place, and other details of such a conference. They expect a reply to this communication within 10 days after receipt thereof, subject to prorogation for cause.] Further instruction to say to General Zapata that, an identical message has been sent to General Villa and his chiefs; to see that the agent at Puebla obtains a copy: and to telegraph dates of deliveries. 735
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Hanna (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to deliver the above-mentioned message of Aug. 11 to all prominent military and civil authorities in his district, and to repeat to certain consuls for like action. 736
Mr. Lansing to Genera Scott (telegram). do Firing and raids. Quotes telegram to Consulate General at Monterey instructing to ascertain whether Obregon will meet Scott at Laredo or Tampico in an informal conference regarding welfare of Mexico. Suggests that he may be able to arrange for a conference direct. 803
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of American mining interests. Refers to Department’s May 18 and incloses copy of his representation to the Foreign Office and replies thereto. 936
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Taxation. Continue efforts to have Villa remove confiscatory tax on cotton. 977
Mr. Lansing to various American Consuls and other representatives in Mexico (telegram). Aug. 14 Political affairs. Instruction to deliver the above-mentioned message to equivalent authorities in their districts. 737
Mr. Lansing to all consuls and other representatives of the United States in Mexico. do Same subject. Incloses printed text of the above-mentioned message. 737
Mr. Breckinridge to General Funston (telegram). Aug. 16 Firing and raids. The President wishes to impress upon him the necessity of the greatest moderation and caution lest his plans for a peaceful solution be nullified by inception of armed conflict on the border. 803
General Scott to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 17 Same subject. He will await at El Paso notification of result of interview of Consul at San Luis Potosi with Obregon and the consequent instructions. 804
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Garrison. do Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copies of letters from Miners’ Association in regard to the services of General Scott in preventing Villa from molesting mining men. 938
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. Aug. 19 Political affairs. Communicates Villa’s acceptance of the invitation of the plenipotentiaries, contained in the message of Aug. 11, for himself and the Conventionist Government, under date of Aug. 16. 737
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Riaño do Protection of Spanish interests. His Aug. 12 has been referred to the Secretary of the Navy. 1044
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers. Aug. 20 Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of a letter from the Miner’s Association commending his services at the Scott-Villa meeting. 939
324 Mr. Simpich to Mr. Lansing. do Taxation. Reports increasing number of requests for advice as to tax payments; requests instructions. 977
Mr. Lansing to General Scott (telegram). Aug. 23 Firing and raids. Consul at San Luis Potosi telegraphs that Obregon asserts he can not go to Tampico or border unless ordered by Carranza. 804
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Taxation. Instructs to report as to cotton tax 978
[Page XCIII] Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Lansing. Aug. 23 Protection of French interests. In view of threatened seizure of $5,000,000 worth of cotton consigned to French firms in Mexico, requests appropriate instructions to American customs authorities on the border, as well as an investigation of the facts. 1067
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Aug. 24 Political affairs. Transmits Carranza’s inquiry whether the message of the plenipotentiaries was communicated on the authority of their Governments or in their private capacities. 738
Same to same Aug. 26 Protection of American mining interests. Reply to Department’s July 28; refers to his Aug. 6 and 13, concerning the extension of time for payment of mine taxes to Aug. 31 940
Mr. Carothers to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Taxation. Reply to Department’s Aug. 23; impossible to get cotton tax removed. 978
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Protection of French interests. Informs him of the threatened cotton seizure and instructs him to investigate. 1068
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of Turkish interests. Incloses copy of his note to the Foreign Office in pursuance of Department’s instruction of July 23. 1084
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. Aug. 27 Political affairs. Acceptance of the invitation contained in the message of Aug. 11. 739
Mr. Cobb to Mr. Lansing do Protection of British interests. Reports seizure of cattle owned by a cousin of William Benton. 1031
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Johnson (telegram). Aug. 28 Firing and raids. Instruction to urge Mexican authorities at Matamoros that as firing from Mexican side on United States troops, especially from a point opposite Mercedes, Texas, has occurred daily since Aug. 22, they should take immediate action to prevent further firing, the matter being sufficiently grave to lead to the most serious consequences. 804
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instructions similar to the foregoing, for presentation to Carranza. 805
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to the foregoing. The Foreign Office says strict orders have been given to prevent any disorder on Mexican side, and requests same instructions on American side. 805
Mr. Puig to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Reports calling on Matamoros commander and requesting cessation of firing to American side. Was told that everything was being done to that end. Complaint was made, in turn, that there is constant shooting to the Mexican side. 805
Mr. Robertson to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Mexican authorities are not fulfilling promise made as per Mr. Silliman’s telegram quoted in Department’s July 28. Requests instructions. 940
75 Mr. Parker to Mr. Lansing. Aug. 29 Political affairs. Incloses copies of replies of Zapata, Pacheco, Palafox, Baz, and Borrego to the message of Aug. 11; Borrego replies for President Lagos Chazaro. 739
Mr. Puig to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Firing and raids. Commander Matamoros district, Nafarrate, personally assures him he has given strict orders to assist in every way possible to avoid trouble. 806
General Funston to the War Department (telegram). Aug. 30 Same subject. Urgently demands more troops; further delay is dangerous. 806
580 Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing do Religious orders. Incloses protests to Obregon and Berlanga made by Catholic women, concerning persecutions by Constitutionalists. 1027
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Robertson (telegram). Aug. 31 Protection of American mining interests. Suggests that miners await Mr. Silliman’s reply to Department’s Aug. 31 to him. 940
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to request two months’ extension of time to pay taxes under decree of Mar. 1, while reserving all rights under previous protest against the decree. 941
479 Mr. Osborne to Mr Simpich. do Taxation. Reply to his 324 of Aug. 20 979
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Informs him that advices from Mexico show no intention of seizure of cotton. 1068
Same to same do Same subject. Henry Huguet has arrived safely at his home. 1068
Mr. Robinson to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 1 Political affairs. Incloses a statement by the Government of the State of Oaxaca of its views of the message of Aug. 11. 742
[Page XCIV] Mr. Arredondo to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 1 Firing and raids. Complains of firing by American soldiers on the American side at Mexican soldiers on the Mexican side at Matamoros, wounding two. 806
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Refers to Department’s Aug. 28, 1 p.m., and his own Aug. 28, 8 p.m. He has received written reply to his representations, stating that orders have been given to refrain from anything that might cause friction with the United States and for punishment of soldiers found disobedient. His Government expects a reciprocal attitude and a redoubling of vigilance to prevent disturbers of peace in Texas from taking refuge on Mexican side. 807
Same to same (telegram) do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to Department’s Aug. 31. Carranza has decreed temporary reductions of taxes and suspension of rates of decree of Mar. 1 until Mar. 1. 1916. 941
Same to same do Same subject. Incloses text of decree of Aug. 31, referred to in his telegram of Sent. 1. 941
Mr. Bevan to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 2 Forced loans. General Peláez at Vera Cruz renewed his demand for 50,000 pesos within 72 hours, made upon the Penn-Mex. Fuel Co. On their refusal he closed pumping station and secured 5,600 pesos and work was resumed. The company desires representations to Carranza requesting armed force to protect their interests. 1002
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). Sept. 3 Political affairs. Refers to his Aug. 24. Instruction to inform Carranza that the Secretary of State is formally authorized by the Ambassadors of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile and the Ministers of Bolivia, Uruguay, and Guatemala to communicate the following: “My signature to the communication of August 11 was in my official capacity.” On his own behalf he sends an identical communication. 743
41 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Parker (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to telegraph statement of conditions in Mexico City, number of Americans that have left since arrival of Constitutionalists, status of railway communication with Vera Cruz, probable number of Americans who will leave at once, and attitude of American colony toward him. 744
50 Mr. Parker to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 4 Same subject. Reply to Department’s 41 of Sept. 3. 744
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Robertson (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Quotes Mr. Silliman’s Sent. 1. 942
Mr. Roberston to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 5 Same subject. Inquires whether the 4-month period payments specified in the new decree are the rates per annum and are payable in currency. 942
Mr. Naón to Mr. Lansing Sept. 6 Political affairs. Asks when the next conference on Mexican affairs will be held. 745
Mr. Arredondo to the President. do Firing and raids. Incloses copy of a communication to the Secretary of State protesting in behalf of the Carranza Government against insinuations in the American press tending to embroil the border situation and impute to the Carrancista forces participation in border disturbances, whereas the Carranza Government is the first to deplore such a state of affairs. 807
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Naón Sept. 7 Political affairs. The conference is being postponed in expectation of Carranza’s reply to the message of Aug. 11. 745
1531 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Jusserand. do Protection of French interests. Reply to his Aug. 23 in regard to report of threatened seizure of cotton. 1069
45 Mr. Lansing to Mr. Parker, (telegram). Sept. 9 Political affairs. Reply to his No. 50. The Department is again making representations to Carranza in behalf of the suffering poor of Mexico City. 746
59 Mr. Parker to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Forwards protest against new decree, made by American Society of Mexico. 943
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Same subject. Quotes Mr. Robertson’s Sept. 5 943
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Carothers (telegram). do Forced loans. Refers to Mr. Bevan’s Sept. 2 and instructs to request Villa to order Peláez to withdraw demand and cease interfering. 1002
[Page XCV] Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 10 Political affairs. Transmits reply of Carranza, dated Sept. 10, to the message of Aug. 11 from the plenipotentiaries. Carranza declines to accept the invitation thereby offered; gives his reasons at length; offers, in his turn, an invitation to the plenipotentiaries to confer with him on the border for the purpose of discussing Mexican affairs, solely from the international standpoint and solely to determine whether or not they consider him to be exercising a de facto government with all the attributes for recognition as such and, if so, of recommending to their Governments his recognition in that character. 746
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Arredondo do Firing and raids. Reply to the letter of Sept. 6 addressed to the President. Quotes the substance of telegrams from General Funston and Colonel Bullard giving instances of firing to the American side by Carrancistas. 809
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to Department’s Sept. 9. The new decree makes gradual increase of rates until Mar. 1, 1916, when rates of superseded decree will be effective; payments to be, made in gold or its equivalent. 943
Mr. Lansing to certain American Consuls (telegram). Sept. 11 Protection of American interests, instruction to induce all Americans, and incidentally other foreigners in their districts, to leave Mexico without any delay; directions in case of their personal danger. 837
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Silliman (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Quotes Mr. Parker’s Sept. 9 and instructs to continue efforts to prevent increase of tax and confiscation of mining properties. 943
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Parker (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to his No. 59 of Sept. 9, of which Mr. Silliman has been informed, with instructions. 944
Mr. Touche to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Protection of Turkish interests. Requests intervention to protect his property in Chihuahua. 1085
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 13 Political affairs. Refutes statements made by Carranza in the reply of Sept. 10, and accuses him of seeking a dictatorship. 748
Mr. Lansing to the Plenipotentiaries of the powers in conference. do Same subject. Calls a meeting of the plenipotentiaries for Sept. 15. 750
Mr. Da Gama to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Can not attend the conference on Sept. 15 on account of illness. 751
Mr. Garrison to Mr. Lansing. do Firing and raids. Incloses copies of instructions which General Funston proposes to give for the suppression of raids, and approval thereof. 810
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Robertson (telegram). do Protection of American mining interests. Reply to his Sept. 5. Quotes Mr. Silliman’s Sept. 10. 944
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing (telegram). do Same subject. Reply to Department’s Sept. 11; gives the Mexican Government’s argument; suggests that miners present their case directly to the Secretary of Hacienda. 944
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Da Gama (telegram). Sept. 14 Political affairs. Postpones conference until Sept. 18 and changes the meeting place to New York City. 751
Mr. Simpich to Mr. Lansing (telegram). Sept. 15 Firing and raids. Raids by both Villa and Carranza troops into Arizona are increasing, practically without opposition. Urges that military be given more authority, with detachments at more points. 11
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 17 Political affairs. Protest of Villista Government against the invitation of Carranza to the plenipotentiaries to confer with him. 751
Same subject. Lists of replies to the message of Aug. 11, received up to Sept. 18 from military and civil officers of the Carrancista and the Conventionist factions; the former all refer the matter to Carranza, the latter refer it to Villa with the exception of certain acceptances without such reference. 752
General Funston to Mr. Garrison. Sept. 17 Firing and raids. Reports firing across border by Carrancista troops opposite Brownsville and return of fire, the Mexican officers trying to make it appear that United States troops fired first. 812
Mr. Lansing to Messrs. Letcher and Carothers (telegram). do Protection of Turkish interests. Instruction to render good offices in behalf of Touche. 1085
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Touche (telegram). do Same subject. Informs him of instructions to Messrs. Letcher and Carothers. 1086
[Page XCVI] Sept. 18 Political affairs. Stenographic report of the meeting at New York City on Sept. 18 of the plenipotentiaries of the powers in conference; consideration of Carranza’s reply of Sept. 10 and of ways and means for determining what course to pursue in respect to selection of a de facto government in Mexico; decision to request statements from the factional leaders of the grounds on which they consider their faction worthy of recognition. 754
Mr. Silliman to Mr. Lansing. do Protection of American mining interests. Incloses copy of memorandum on mining taxes sent him by the Secretary of Hacienda. 945
587 Mr. Davis to Mr. Lansing do Same subject. Requests instructions as to how to advise mine owners regarding taxes. 946
672 Mr. Letcher to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 19 Protection of Turkish interests. Refers to Department’s Sept. 17 and reports his consequent action. Observes that Turkish subjects at Chihuahua are having recourse to the honorary German Consul in cases requiring consular assistance, it being understood that an agreement to this effect now subsists as a result of the Turco-German alliance. 1086
Mr. Llorente to Mr. Lansing. Sept. 22 Revolutionary claims. The Conventionist Government of Mexico states that it is incumbent exclusively upon the Federal Congress to acknowledge and order payment of national debts; hence Mr. Carranza lacks authority in the matter, and the Conventionist Government, while admitting the existence of such claims, considers necessary the restoration of constitutional order before Mexico can proceed to examine them. 836
Mr. Carr to Mr. Simpich Sept. 27 Firing and raids. His Sept. 15 has been forwarded to the War Department for appropri