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[The papers are listed chronologically under main headings. Unless otherwise specified, the correspondence is from or to the Secretary of State or the Department.]

GENERAL

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
180 1917 Dec. 28 To the Minister in Norway Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of Mar. 4, 1915. Instruction to give formal notice to the Norwegian Government of the abrogation of the treaty of July 4, 1827. 5
[Enclosure] 1918 Feb. 5 From the Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. Requests reconsideration of the denunciation of the treaty of July 4, 1827. 7
679 Feb. 10 From the Minister in Norway Same subject. Transmits note of Feb. 5 from the Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs. 7
322 Apr. 4 To the Minister in the Netherlands.
Mutatis mutandis, to Spain
Same subject. Instruction to give formal notice to the Netherland Government of the abrogation of the treaty of Jan. 19, 1839. 3
323 Apr. 4 To the Minister in the Netherlands Same subject. Instruction to give formal notice to the Netherland Government of the abrogation of the treaty of May 23, 1878. 4
234 May 31 To the Minister in Norway Same subject. Instruction to advise the Norwegian Government that denunciation of the treaty of July 4, 1827, is final. 8
[Enclosure] June 3 The Netherland Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of formal notice of denunciation of the treaties of Jan. 19, 1839, and May 23, 1878. 5
1375 June 10 From the Minister in the Netherlands Same subject. Transmits copies of notes addressed to the Netherland Government and its reply of June 3. 5
Nov. 27 To the Argentine Chargé.
Mutatis mutandis, to all other diplomatic representatives in Washington
The Farmers’ National Congress, Dec. 3–9, Jacksonville, Fla. Invitation to participate. 1
[Page XX] Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in Brazil.
Mutatis mutandis, to Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland
Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to attention of Brazilian Government apparent violations of international trade-marks convention. 2
1930 Dec. 27 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of Mar. 4, 1915. Requests date which was inserted in the formal notice of abrogation of the treaty of July 3, 1902. 10
2268 Dec. 30 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Same subject. The date inserted in the formal notice of abrogation of the treaty of July 3, 1902, was May 8, 1919. 10

ARGENTINA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1916 Sept. 23 From the President of the Central & South American Telegraph Co. Cable-landing concessions. Requests the good offices of the Department to secure respect for the concession of 1885; encloses copy of the concession. 35
Sept. 28 To the Chargé in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to reiterate to the Argentine Government the desire of the United States that the concession of 1885 be respected. 37
[Enclosure] Oct. 4 From Aldao, Campos & del Valle to the Chargé in Argentina Same subject. Concession of 1885 is considered legal. 38
Oct. 6 From the Chargé in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. Concession of 1885 to Central & South American Telegraph Co. is not menaced. 37
288 Oct. 9 From the Chargé in Argentina Same subject. Purpose of the decree of July 19 to ascertain what funds deposited as a forfeit by concessionaires had lapsed to the Government. Encloses legal opinion regarding renewal of concession of 1885. 37
324 1917 Feb. 9 From the Ambassador in Argentina Same subject. Has impressed upon local manager, Central & South American Telegraph Co., advisability of communicating to the Argentine Government their intentions regarding the concession of 1885. 38
[Page XXI] Mar. 23 From the Vice President of the Central & South American Telegraph Co. Same subject. Requests assistance in securing action by the Argentine Government on company’s application for a landing site. 39
Mar. 29 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to request Argentine Government to reply at early convenience to application of Central & South American Telegraph Co. for a landing site. 41
Mar. 29 To the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to request of the Argentine Government an explanation, of discrimination against North American telegrams. 41
Apr. 2 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. Embassy has requested reply to application of Central & South American Telegraph Co. for a landing site; unwise to intervene at present in matter of discrimination. 41
Apr. 9 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. President will give friendly consideration to petition of Central & South American Telegraph Co. to lay cables from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. 42
Apr. 10 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. The Uruguayan Minister will urge upon the President of Argentina the importance of granting petition of Central & South American Telegraph Co. 43
Apr. 12 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. The Uruguayan Minister reports a favorable interview with the President of Argentina. 43
June 17 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Reports comments of press on President Wilson’s speech to Mexican newspaper men. 583
Aug. 10 From the Chargé in Argentina (tel.) Cable-landing concessions. Opinion of Attorney General of Republic is that granting of petition of Central & South American Telegraph Co. will not contravene concession to Western Telegraph Co. 43
Oct. 28 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. The President of Argentina issues a decree authorizing the Central & South American Telegraph Co. to lay cables between Argentina and Uruguay. 44
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BELGIUM

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 Apr. 6 From the Belgian Minister Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Requests attitude of the United States with reference to Mexican decree of Nov. 24, 1917, establishing a claims commission. 807
Apr. 9 To the Belgian Minister Same subject. Further information has been requested from the Mexican Government with reference decree of Nov. 24, 1917; no definite position can be taken until information is received. 807

BRAZIL

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
878 1917 Mar. 20 From the Chargé in Brazil Cable-landing concessions. Legal impediments to concession to Central & South American Telegraph Co., have been removed. Brazilian Government has agreed to a rate of the Western Telegraph Co. which is discriminatory against American interests. 45
Mar. 22 To the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Transmits note to the Brazilian Government regarding rate discrimination against telegrams between the United States and Brazil. 46
898 Apr. 10 From the Chargé in Brazil Same subject. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has submitted the U. S. note regarding rate discrimination to the Minister of Public Works. 47
Apr. 14 To the Chargé in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Requests cable report on progress in solution of difficulty regarding rate discrimination. 47
July 13 From the President of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Same subject. Requests good offices of the Department in securing arrangement with Government of Brazil for direct communication by cable with the United States. 47
July 21 To the President of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Same subject. The Department is glad to see American interests advanced in other countries by American corporations. 48
Aug. 3 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to give proper assistance to the representative of the Western Union Telegraph Co. 48
Aug. 13 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Concession has been signed giving cable-landing rights to Central & South American Telegraph Co. 48
[Page XXIII]998 Aug. 16 From the Ambassador in Brazil Same subject. Transmits memorandum of negotiations regarding establishment of all-American cable communication between the United States and Brazil. 49
Oct. 25 From the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Executive decree has been signed authorizing Western Telegraph Co., to lay cables between Rio de Janeiro and Ascension Island and between Para and Barbados. 50
Nov. 7 From the Vice President of the Central & South American Telegraph Co. Same subject. Discusses importance of the further concessions to the Western Telegraph Co., and need for American-owned cables to Brazil; contract between his company and Brazil has been signed. 50
1047 Nov. 8 From the Ambassador in Brazil Same subject. Transmits decree permitting the Central & South American Telegraph Co. to land cables at Rio de Janeiro and Santos. 52
1066 Nov. 26 From the Ambassador in Brazil Same subject. Transmits decree permitting Western Telegraph Co. to lay cables between Rio de Janeiro and Ascension Island and between Belem and Barbados; refers to protest of the French Cable Co. 57
1088 Dec. 12 From the Ambassador in Brazil Same subject. Western Union Telegraph Co. has applied for cable-landing concessions; Central & South American Telegraph Co. will request a further concession. Encloses certain clauses of concessions to Western Telegraph Co. and French Cable Co. 62
1918 Jan. 14 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. (Mr. Nelson) O’Shaughnessy is authorized by Western Union Telegraph Co. to negotiate cable concession in his own name; Brazilian Government to be so informed. 64
1119 Jan. 19 From the Ambassador in Brazil Authorization to foreign vessels to engage in coastwise traffic in Brazilian waters. Reports publication of circular from the Minister of Finance, granting to foreign vessels the privilege of engaging in coastwise traffic between Brazilian ports. 81
1144 Jan. 23 From the Consul General at Rio de Janeiro Cable-landing concessions. Quotes amendment of decree No. 12688 granting cable-landing concessions to the Western Telegraph Co. 64
[Page XXIV]1249 1918 Mar. 25 From the Vice Consul in charge at Rio de Janeiro Same subject. Quotes order granting to Mr. Nelson O’Shaughnessy, representative of the Western Union Telegraph Co., the right to lay certain cables. 64
Apr. 19 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Mr. Frank Carney is authorized by Central & South American Telegraph Co. to renew application for cable-laying concession in his own name; Minister of Foreign Affairs to be so informed. 65
1238 May 14 From the Ambassador in Brazil Message of the President of Brazil to the National Congress. Comments on message and encloses text. 78
1260 May 17 From the Ambassador in Brazil Cable-landing concessions. Encloses concession granted to the Western Union Telegraph Co.; comments on failure to provide for landing of cable at or near Santos. 65
May 31 From the President of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Same subject. Brazilian Government has refused to amend cable concession, making it unacceptable to the company. 70
June 5 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to aid representative of Western Union Telegraph Co. in securing amendments to concession. 71
July 12 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Transmits authorization of Western Union Telegraph Co. to its representative to sign contract. 71
Aug. 2 To the Ambassador in Brazil (tel.) Same subject. Denies truth of report that the United States will take over all cable companies on July 31. 72
1347 Aug. 13 From the Ambassador in Brazil Same subject. Brazilian Government impotent to oblige Western Telegraph Co. to cease discrimination against American telegrams. 72
491 Sept. 27 To the Ambassador in Brazil Same subject. Has discussed rate discrimination with Brazilian Ambassador, who is to become Minister of Foreign Affairs. Reiterates instruction to assist American companies in any way proper. 73
Nov. 30 From the Vice Consul in charge at Rio de Janeiro Same subject. Quotes articles of concession to Mr. Frank Carney (representative of Central & South American Telegraph Co.) for a cable between Rio de Janeiro and Cuba. 74
Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in Brazil Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Brazilian Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2
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CHILE

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 June 14 From the Chargé in Chile (tel.) Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Reports comments of press on President Wilson’s speech to Mexican newspaper men. 581

CHINA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
155 1917 Oct. 5 From the Consul at Tsingtao Institution of Japanese civil administration in the Leased Territory of Kiaochow. Civil administration substituted for military administration on Oct. 1; discusses situation. 214
169 Nov. 30 From the Consul at Tsingtao Same subject. Chinese oppose civil administration; Government presents formal protests; fear Japanese domination of Shantung; Japanese hold Shantung Railway and Leased Territory as conquered areas. Transmits memorandum on department of civil administration. 215
1797 Dec. 15 From the Minister in China Attitude of the United States towards political relationships in the Far East. refers to statement of policies in telegram of July 10 and requests instruction if policies have changed. 213
Dec. 28 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Institution of Japanese civil administration in the Leased Territory of Kiaochow. Instruction to ascertain facts from Japanese Government regarding reported aggression on China’s sovereignty. 221
[Quoted in tel.] Dec. 31 From the British Foreign Office to the American Ambassador Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Expresses willingness to participate in international loan if the American group will advance share of British group at present time. 137
8116 1918 Jan. 1 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject: Transmits note of Dec. 31 from the Foreign Office. 137
Jan. 5 To the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject: Requests telegraphic reply regarding correctness of report that Japanese group has decided to defer proposed advance to China. 138
Jan. 7 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Japanese loan has been signed. 139
Jan. 8 To the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Requests amount of Japanese advance. 139
3050 Jan. 9 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Same subject. Legation at Peking advises Japanese loan agreement signed Jan. 6. 139
[Page XXVI]6202 Jan. 9 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Legation at Peking advises Japanese loan agreement signed Jan. 6. 139
Jan. 10 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Amount of Japanese advance is 10,000,000 yen. 139
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 12 From the British Foreign Office to the American Ambassador Same subject. Reiterates willingness to participate in international loan on basis of note of Dec. 31. 140
8258 Jan. 14 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Transmits note of Jan. 12 from the Foreign Office. 140
Jan. 20 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Institution of Japanese civil administration in the Leased Territory of Kiaochow. Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs states that civil administration under jurisdiction of Ministry of War replaces military control, but differs in meaning from Chinese and English interpretation of term. 222
Jan. 21 From the Secretary of the Treasury Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Government lacks authority to make currency loans; inadvisable for private group to participate at present time; immediate decision apparently not required. 140
3096 Jan. 25 From the Ambassador in France (tel.) Same subject. Minister of Finance approves of participation in loan by French group, but dependent upon cooperation of British group. 141
747 Jan. 29 To the Minister in China Attitude of the United States towards political relationships in the Far East. No change in policies; merely defined more clearly by Lansing-Ishii agreement. 214
Feb. 5 From the French Ambassador Railway concessions: Proposed elimination of German interests from the Hukuang Railway enterprise. Suggests recasting of agreements; asks concurrence and participation of American group. 199
1886 Feb. 7 From the Minister in China Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Reports probable appointment of Baron Sakatani as adviser to Chinese Government on currency reform; urges completion of arrangements for American participation in loan. 141
Feb. 11 From the Minister in China (tel.) Political affairs. Summarizes situation. Urges attention be given China. 83
[Page XXVII]1878 Feb. 11 From the Minister in China Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Transmits copies of agreement between the Chinese Government and the Japanese Specie Bank for a second advance of 10,000,000 yen, and statement of advances by the Bank of China. 142
1905 Feb. 12 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Summary of recent developments. 84
Feb. 15 From the French Ambassador Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. refers to proposed participation of British group in loan. French group disposed to accept arrangement with reservation. 142
2069 Feb. 15 To the French Ambassador Railway concessions: Proposed elimination of German interests from the Hukuang Railway enterprise. Suggestions of the 5th inst. will have careful consideration. 200
2074 Feb. 16 To the French Ambassador Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. refers to former discussion of proposed advance to China and states no action has been taken toward organization of American group pending decision to participate by French and British groups. 143
2085 Mar. 2 To the French Ambassador Same subject. Discussion of British, French and U. S. participation in loan to China. 144
Mar. 3 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Political affairs. Reported that Chang Tso-lin will attempt restoration of Emperor. 88
Mar. 7 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Chang Tso-lin’s purpose not to restore Emperor but to oust President. 88
Mar. 15 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Baron Sakatani contemplates visit to China; commented on financial situation in an interview. 145
Mar. 16 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Political affairs. President Feng determined to resign; civil war likely if plans of military clique are carried out. 89
Apr. 8 From the Minister in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Application has been made by various groups for an extension of time on the currency loan option. 145
Apr. 9 To the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Decision in loan matter deferred; instruction to inform Chinese Government that Department trusts option will be extended. 145
[Page XXVIII]9411 Apr. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Foreign Office inquires as to progress in organizing American group and regarding its scope when organized. 145
7231 Apr. 11 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Action on loan situation deferred pending developments; doubtful whether group will be organized in near future. 146
1996 Apr. 12 From the Minister in China Loan negotiations: Other loans. Transmits list of loans made to the Chinese Government during 1917 and during January 1918. 166
Apr. 13 From the Minister in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Option under currency loan agreement extended six months. 146
Apr. 27 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Japanese Minister urging appointment of Baron Sakatani as financial adviser; France may consent; important that American representative be appointed promptly. 146
2018 Apr. 30 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Report on the general situation in China during the first quarter of 1918. 89
2025 May 1 From the Minister in China Loan negotiations: Other loans. Reports opinion of Chinese financiers regarding the two new domestic loans. 169
[Enclosure] May 16 From the Consul at Changsha to the Minister in China Political affairs. Unwarranted destruction and looting by soldiers at Liling. Encloses report of Dr. B. E. Niebel of May 15. 99
63 May 24 From the Chinese Minister Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Requests that consent of Governments of Haiti and Dominican Republic be secured for the United States to take charge of Chinese interests and issue passports to Chinese citizens in those countries. 397
[Enclosure] May 29 Joint note from the American, British, and Japanese Ministers in China to the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Political affairs. Emphasizes individual responsibility of commanding officers to protect foreigners. 97
2079 June 5 From the Minister in China Same subject. Transmits copy of measure for organization of the Southern Military Government, and copy of letter of resignation of Dr. Sun Yat-sen as generalissimo of the Military Government. 94
[Page XXIX]2082 1918 June 5 From the Minister in China Same subject. Transmits copy of joint note sent May 29 by British, American, and Japanese Ministers to the Central Government, emphasizing individual responsibility of commanding officers to protect foreigners. 96
2083 June 5 From the Minister in China Same subject. Comments upon cruel behavior of both Northern and Southern troops; transmits despatch of May 16 from the Consul at Changsha, describing unwarranted destruction and looting by soldiers at Liling and enclosing a report by Dr. B. E. Niebel of May 15. 98
2092 June 6 From the Minister in China Exchange of notes and conclusion of agreements between the Governments of China and Japan relating to military cooperation. Transmits official text of notes. 222
66 June 15 From the Chinese Minister Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Requests confirmation of understanding that present privilege of transit through the United States to China will not be affected by new instructions. 398
June 20 To President Wilson International financial consortium. Proposes formation of American group composed of private bankers for making loan to China; outlines three projects which offer opportunities for such a group; asks if plan meets with approval. 169
June 21 From President Wilson Same subject. Approves of organization of American group, but specifies precautions to protect the Chinese Government against unfair advantage. 171
June 22 To certain American bankers Same subject. Requests the representatives of certain banks to meet with him to discuss organization of financial consortium and to formulate a definite plan of operation. 172
2140 June 29 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Report on the general situation in China during the second quarter of 1918. 101
2142 June 29 From the Minister in China Railway concessions: Protest of Great Britain against the Siems-Carey & Co. contract. Transmits copy of note of Ministry of Foreign Affairs to British Government, in answer to protest against proposed construction by an American corporation of railways in Hupeh and Hunan; Chinese Government holds the former agreement on railways no longer in force. 200
[Page XXX] July 8 From certain American bankers International financial consortium. Suggest forming four-power group, and that American group be representative of whole country; also that Government make public its interest in loan. Propose conditions of membership in four-power group. 172
July 9 To certain American bankers Same subject. Concurs in formation of four-power group; Government will not approve of any loans which would impair sovereign rights of China; will formally state at time of issue that Government suggested making of loan. 174
150 July 10 To the British Ambassador.
Mutatis mutandis, to the French and Japanese Ambassadors
Same subject. Decision to take up matter of loan to China; bankers’ letter of July 8 and Department’s reply enclosed. 175
75 July 10 To the Chinese Minister Same subject. Transmits copy of letter from certain bankers, July 8, and Department’s reply, July 9, relative to the formation of international consortium. 176
July 10 To the Minister in China (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Instruction to investigate report that Chinese Government will purchase opium stocks of Shanghai combine, and to express regret of the U. S. Government, if true. 209
July 10 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Suggests pointedly calling attention of Chinese Government to danger of jeopardizing opium reform under Hague draft treaty. 210
July 11 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.).
Mutatis mutandis, to France, Japan, and China
International financial consortium. Movement to form four-power consortium to make loan to Chinese Government; relinquishment of options on loans is proposed condition of membership; sovereignty of China must not be impaired. 176
2148 July 13 From the Chargé in China Railway concessions: Concession to the Japanese Industrial Development Bank for a railway from Kirin to Hueining. Transmits copy of contract for loan; comments upon terms. 201
844 July 15 To the Chargé in China.
Mutatis mutandis, to Great Britain, France, and Japan
International financial consortium. Transmits copy of letter from bankers in New York and Chicago dated July 8, and Department’s answer of July 9, with reference to proposed consortium. 177
[Page XXXI] July 15 From the American group Same subject. Assurances contained in Department’s July 9 satisfactory; to expedite matter negotiations should take place in Washington or New York. 177
July 16 From the American group Same subject. Transmits list of bankers it is desirable to include in the American group; will communicate with them upon approval of list by Department. 178
July 17 From the Japanese Ambassador Same subject. Has transmitted to Japanese Government the Department’s correspondence regarding loan to China. 179
804 July 20 From the British Ambassador Same subject. Inquires if it is the intention of the American Government to renew the original six-power group in form of four-power group, and whether loans will be administrative only, or also industrial. 179
July 20 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Opium purchased by the Chinese Government will be used for medicinal purposes only. 210
July 23 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) International financial consortium. Instruction to communicate substance of Department’s telegram of July 11 to Foreign Office and say that the U. S. Government would be pleased to know that the Japanese Government agrees to cooperate. 180
July 25 To the American group Same subject. Department approves list of banking and trust companies submitted in communication of July 16. 180
July 26 To the British Ambassador Same subject. It is the expectation of the Department that industrial as well as administrative loans will be made. 180
[Enclosure] July 27 From the Chargé in China to the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Requests information as to accuracy of translation of Arts. 8 and 9 of loan agreement. 163
2160 July 27 From the Chargé in China Same subject. Agreement concluded between China and Japanese banks for loan secured upon forests and gold mines. Encloses copy of note of July 27 to Minister for Foreign Affairs. 162
July 30 To the Secretary of the Treasury International financial consortium. Transmits for information of the Treasury Department, correspondence between the Department and American bankers. 181
512 July 30 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.).
The same to France and Japan
Same subject. Summary of statement given to the press concerning formation of American group and its agreement with the Department. 181
[Page XXXII] July 30 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Transmits statement given to the press concerning formation of American group and its agreement with the Department. 182
July 31 From the American group Same subject. A managing committee has been appointed and the group is ready to enter upon active discussions. Suggests the United States as headquarters of four-power group. 183
July 31 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to obtaininformationregarding amount and purpose of loan desired by China, and security to be offered. 184
Aug. 2 To the American group Same subject. The Department has not yet heard from all the interested governments; suggestion to make the United States headquarters for consortium will be considered at proper time. 184
2172 Aug. 3 From the Chargé in China Loan negotiations: Other loans. Transmits contract concluded Nov. 22, 1917, for loan by Japanese syndicate to Chinese Government for flood relief. 169
Aug. 6 From the American group International financial consortium. Transmits copy of agreement which is being signed by members of the American group. 184
Aug. 6 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Observations and suggestions concerning consortium. 186
Aug. 8 To the American group Same subject. No immediate prospect that Department can furnish the group with information to enable it to begin negotiations. 187
Aug. 9 From the Vice President of the American International Corp. Railway concessions: Temporary cessation of railway surveys under the Siems-Carey & Co. contract. Transmits correspondence from the Siems-Carey Railway & Canal Co. relative to cessation of operations because of disturbed conditions. 204
Aug. 10 To the Chargé in China (tel.) International financial consortium. Department concurs with views expressed in despatch of Aug. 6; aims to create consortium to control both administrative and industrial loans. 188
2194 Aug. 13 From the Chargé in China Political affairs. Reports that British and American missionaries are being advised not to return to interior of Hunan Province. 108
2197 Aug. 13 From the Chargé in China Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Transmits regulations governing issue of gold currency notes; discusses secret loan agreement between Mr. Ts’ao and Mr. Nishihara. 147
[Page XXXIII][Enclosure] Aug. 13 From the Chargé in China to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan Requests text of actual loan agreement with annexed notes. 165
80 Aug. 14 To the Chinese Minister Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Department of Labor has made no change in the regulations governing transit of Chinese across the United States. 400
[Enclosure] Aug. 14 From the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador International financial consortium. Assents in principle to the proposal to constitute a new fourpower group. 189
9710 Aug. 16 From the Ambassador in Great Britain Same subject. Transmits British note of Aug. 14. 188
Aug. 17 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Banks holding currency loan option make joint protest against new regulations. Awaits authorization to make independent protest. 150
Aug. 21 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to make protest should proposed regulations be enforced. 151
2205 Aug. 21 From the Chargé in China Same subject. Transmits agreement between the Yokohama Specie Bank and the Chinese Government for the renewal of Chinese Government Treasury bills. 151
[Enclosure] Aug. 21 From the Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Chargé in China Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Accurate translation and interpretation of Arts. 8 and 9 of loan agreement. 164
883 Aug. 21 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)
Mutatis mutandis, to France
International financial consortium. Expresses hope that the British Government will be disposed to cooperate in the proposed consortium. 191
Aug. 22 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations. Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Reports interpretation of Ministry of Finance of Arts. 8 and 9 of agreement; has requested autograph transcript of loan agreement. 163
1280 Aug. 22 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) International financial consortium. British Government is disposed to assent in principle to the proposed new four-power group. 191
[Page XXXIV] Aug. 26 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. Transmits memorandum from the Foreign Office requesting further information concerning intentions of the United States. 191
[Quoted in tel.] Aug. 26 [?] From the Japanese Foreign Office to the American Ambassador Same subject. Requests further information concerning the intentions of the United States. 191
1056 Aug. 28 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Instruction to inquire whether Foreign Office contemplates any measure to prevent the revival of opium traffic in China. 210
Aug. 29 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Transmits regulations for Chinese trading company. Suggests a statement to Foreign Office protesting possible monopolistic powers of company in violation of treaty provisions. 153
1616 Sept. 4 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. The British Government disapproves of the purchase by the Chinese Government of opium stocks and hopes it may be persuaded to abandon the transaction. 211
74 Sept. 5 From the Chinese Minister Political affairs. Announces election of Hsü Shih-ch’ang as President of the Republic of China. 109
Sept. 6 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Minister of Finance replies to banks’ protest; whereupon interested legations protest by identic notes. Will reserve action under authorization of Aug. 21 until expiration of option under currency loan agreement. 154
Sept. 7 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Approves suggestion to notify Chinese Government of attitude toward organization of trading company having monopolistic powers. 154
Sept. 7 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Instruction to make earnest representations against transaction between Chinese Government and opium combine, and to cooperate with British colleague. 211
2232 Sept. 9 From the Chargé in China Political affairs. Reports little active fighting, prevalence of brigandage, and general state of uncertainty. 109
[Page XXXV]2228 Sept. 9 From the Chargé in China Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Transmits copy of banks’ joint protest against new regulations and organization of currency bureau. Arrangements regarding Japanese loan of 80,000,000 yen kept secret. Suggests reserving the reiteration of right to be considered in connection with plans for currency reform. 155
Sept. 9 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Inquires whether 80,000,000 yen loan has been definitely postponed. 157
2238 Sept. 10 From the Chargé in China Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Transmits reply of Foreign Office containing accurate translation and interpretation of Arts. 8 and 9 of loan agreement, and copy of note to Foreign Office asking for text of actual agreement with annexed notes. 164
Sept. 10 From the French Ambassador International financial consortium. States case for retaining Russia in new consortium. 192
Sept. 13 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Minister of Finance denies conclusion of loan; actual situation in doubt. 158
1347 Sept. 13 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Instruction to inform the Foreign Office that the U. S. Government will make representations to the Chinese Government, and to express the hope that the British Government will do likewise. 212
Sept. 14 To the Chinese Minister Political affairs. Acknowledges his note of 5th instant announcing the election of the new President. 109
Sept. 17 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. President-elect Hsü seeking reconciliation between factions; opportunity for Allied Governments to assist. 110
Sept. 21 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Has addressed separate protest to the Foreign Office against opium transaction. 212
Sept. 24 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Instruction to make formal protest if authentic copy of agreement and exchange of notes agrees with texts in despatch of July 27. 165
2246 Sept. 24 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. The British Minister at Peking has been instructed to protest strongly against the recent opium transaction. 212
[Page XXXVI] Oct. 5 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Minister of Finance replies to legations’ joint protest; consortium bankers will ask for extension of time on their options. No initiative possible by United States; will reserve protest. 158
Oct. 8 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Same subject. Reports that notes of consortium bankers and their legations to Ministry of Finance have precipitated a crisis; as authorized, will protest to Government. 158
[Enclosure] Oct. 8 From the Chargé in China to the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Same subject. Reiterates right of U. S. Government to be consulted regarding any project of currency reform. 159
Oct. 8 From the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Minister of Finance declines to communicate text of agreement and notes. 165
2249 Oct. 8 To the French Ambassador. The same to the British and Japanese representatives International financial consortium. Restates attitude of the U. S. Government; encloses memorandum in reply to questions raised by the other interested governments. 193
82 Oct. 8 To the Chinese Minister Same subject. Transmits copy of identic note and memorandum of even date handed to representatives of Great Britain, France, and Japan. 196
Oct. 8 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.)
Mutatis mutandis, to Great Britain, China, and France
Same subject. Résumé of note and memorandum of even date to the representatives of France, Great Britain, Japan, and China. 196
Oct. 10 From President Wilson to President Hsü Shihch’ang (tel.) Political affairs. Congratulates him upon accession to Presidency and suggests moment is auspicious for factions to adjust differences. 111
Oct. 10 To the Chargé in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Kirin and Heilungkiang forestry and mines loan. Instruction to inquire of Chinese Government whether American citizens will be allowed to cooperate in Kirin forestry agreement and its privileges. 165
[Enclosure] Oct. 12 From Dr. Wu Ting-fang to the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in China Political affairs. Protests election of President Hsü Shih-ch’ang as illegal and announces that the functions of President will be performed by the Cabinet of the “Military Government.” 117
[Page XXXVII] Oct. 13 From President Hsü Shih-ch’ang to President Wilson (tel.) Same subject. Thanks President Wilson for his telegram of congratulations; promises continued support of Allied cause; will seek Chinese unity. 111
Oct. 19 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Describes serious situation in Peking; enumerates necessary steps for improvement. 112
[Enclosure] Oct. 23 From the Minister in China to the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Expresses friendly interest in matter of currency reform and emphasizes right of U. S. Government to be consulted. 160
2287 Oct. 23 From the Minister in China Same subject. Transmits copies of regulations promulgated Aug. 10, and the Legation’s notes to the Foreign Office; discusses attitude of bank representatives and their ministers. 159
Undated [Rec’d Oct. 25] From the Japanese Embassy Political affairs. Proposes that Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, and the United States make joint representation to leaders in North and South China, urging importance of reconciliation. 114
Oct. 26 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Peace sentiment growing; President Hsü issues peace mandate in which he refers to President Wilson’s plea for Chinese unity. 115
Oct. 30 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. President encouraged by favorable reception of peace proposals; requests assurance of financial assistance if he should order cessation of hostilities. 116
Undated [Rec’d Oct. 30] From the Japanese Embassy Railway concessions. Substance of agreement between China and Japan for the construction of railways by Japan in Manchuria, Mongolia, and Shantung. 205
[Enclosure] Nov. 5 From the Chinese Acting Minister of Finance to the representatives of the British, French, Russian, and Japanese groups Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Extends currency loan option six months. 161
2317 Nov. 8 From the Minister in China Same subject. Group representatives urge United States participation in currency loan negotiation. Encloses copy of note of Nov. 5 from the acting Minister of Finance to group representatives. 161
[Page XXXVIII]2319 Nov. 8 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Transmits copy of telegram from Dr. Wu Tingfang protesting election of President Hsü Shih-ch’ang as illegal and announcing that the functions of President will be performed by the Cabinet of the “Military Government.” 116
2321 Nov. 8 From the Minister in China Same subject. Discusses President Hsü’s policy and encloses his mandate advocating peace. 117
Nov. 8 From the Minister in China (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Extension of currency loan option granted. Urgent that American representative be sent at once to participate in negotiations. 160
Nov. 16 To the Japanese Embassy Political affairs. Concurs with views of the Japanese Government regarding wisdom of joint representations to China and suggests offering financial assistance to reunited Government. 120
Nov. 16 To the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Quotes memorandum of Nov. 16 to the Japanese Embassy. Instruction to submit text of any agreement to Department before final action. 120
Nov. 18 From the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Upon assurance of Southern military leaders of willingness to cooperate, President issued mandate directing cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of Northern forces. Minister has informed Consulate General at Canton. 120
Nov. 25 From the Japanese Embassy Same subject. Japanese Government concurs with the Department’s suggestion concerning financial assistance to Chinese Government and has so instructed its representative in Peking. 121
Nov. 25 From the Minister in China (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Mandate issued by the President of China, ordering destruction of opium purchased from Shanghai combine. 213
2348 Nov. 29 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Transmits report on the general situation in China during the third quarter of 1918. 121
Nov. 30 To the Minister in China (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic. Instruction to express to the Chinese Government Department’s appreciation of decision to destroy opium stocks at Shanghai. 213
2354 Dec. 2 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Transmits copy of joint note which was adopted and presented to the President and the Southern leaders, expressing a hope for reconciliation. 134
[Page XXXIX]2379 Dec. 3 From the Minister in China Railway concessions: Protest of Great Britain against the Siems-Carey & Co. contract. Transmits translations of note addressed to the Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs by the British Minister and the reply thereto; Legation agrees with Chinese position. 205
Dec. 5 To the Minister in China (tel.) Political affairs. Japanese not disposed to sanction loan to Peking authorities for disbandment of troops. Instructions to discourage any proposal that U. S. bankers make such a loan. 135
Dec. 10 From the Minister in China (tel.) International financial consortium. Comments on conditions in China, recites the urgent needs of the Chinese Government, and requests information as to the status of the financial negotiations. 197
Dec. 18 To the Minister in China (tel.) Same subject. Preparations for American participation completed; awaits agreement of other governments. 198
Dec. 19 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Baron Sakatani has been appointed as financial adviser to the Chinese Government, and makes statement of his plans. 162
2424 Dec. 31 From the Minister in China Political affairs. Discusses progress of reconciliation in China; difficulties arising, but outlook encouraging. 135
[Enclosure] Undated [with despatch of Dec. 31] From the Canton Parliament to the U. S. Congress Same subject. Statement of aims of Constitutionalists. 136
39 Dec. 31 From the Consul at Canton to the Minister in China Same subject. Transmits copy of telegram from Parliament at Canton to the U. S. Congress; some agitation for intervention by the United States, but arbitration is more generally favored. 136

COLOMBIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
633 1918 June 20 From the Chargé in Colombia Message of President José Vicente Concha to the National Congress. Reports convening of special session of Congress necessitated by economic crisis; quotes extracts from the President’s message. 227
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COSTA RICA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1917 Dec. 31 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Political affairs. Volio discouraged; still planning to invade Costa Rica from Nicaragua, if the United States does not object; believes Tinoco will never yield voluntarily. 229
1918 Jan. 3 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Reports intention of Volio party to proceed to Nicaragua on S. S. Peru, and requests instruction whether to permit departure. 229
Jan. 4 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Repeats instruction to Legation, Panama, denouncing Volio’s activities and emphasizing Panama’s responsibility to prevent armed expedition against neighboring republics. Quotes reply of Dec. 31. Cables withheld show Volio in touch with Quesada in New York. 230
Jan. 5 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Inadvisable to permit Volio party to proceed to Nicaragua. 230
Jan. 10 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Purpose of Volio’s movement is not restoration of Gonzales; dry season is opportune for movement against Tinoco whose régime approaches that of Nicaragua under Zelaya. Guell in hiding. 231
Jan. 13 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio promises to abide by will of the United States; report received that Tinoco would declare war on Germany in return for U. S. recognition and would withdraw in favor of man acceptable to Volio. 231
Jan. 13 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Reported that relief ship Izabel will return from Guatemala with munitions for Tinoco. 231
Jan. 17 From the Chargé in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Hasty examination failed to confirm report that Izabel carried munitions from Guatemala to Costa Rica. 232
Feb. 3 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Arrests of civilians continue; Tinoco fears outbreak and has dispatched more troops to Limon. 232
Feb. 7 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Informed that revolutionary movement will begin next week; little chance of success; reign of terror expected. 232
Feb. 15 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Many arrests, resulting in confessions, reveal widespread nature of revolt. Calderon, a Nicaraguan, and ex-President Duran both attempted to persuade Tinoco to resign. Reported Volio unable to do anything in Panama. 232
[Page XLI] Feb. 20 From the Navy Department (Office of Naval Intelligence) Same subject. Transmits to Department a report on political and financial condition of Costa Rica, giving history of present régime. 233
Feb. 22 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Many prominent citizens arrested; movement expected to break out to-day; possibility of San José being cut off. 238
Feb. 23 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Ex-Presidents refused to sign manifesto supporting Tinoco; General Aguilero and brother of Tinoco captured by Guell party; Tinoco arrests many suspects. 238
Feb. 24 From the Consul at Port Limon (tel.) Same subject. Government troops fired on passenger train near Limon, killing three, wounding several; M. B. Ryan, an American, wounded; communication between Limon and San José cut; Gomez requests vessel to protect American interests. 239
Feb. 24 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Government troops attack passenger train at La Pascua; Tinoco checks Gomez’s success. 239
Undated [Rec’d Feb. 24] From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Railway to Limon cut; communication difficult; movement growing. 240
Feb. 25 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Navy Department ready to dispatch vessel to Costa Rica at word from Consul or Legation. 240
Feb. 25 From the Consul at Port Limon (tel.) Same subject. Examination shows firing upon passenger train inexcusable. Severe battle between two sections Government troops by mistake. Movement headed by Gomez is strong. 240
Feb. 26 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Close relationship between Irias, Santos, and Tinoco considered as menace to Americans, because of anti-American sentiments. 241
Feb. 26 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Backbone of movement broken; reign of terror exists; sentiment strong for intervention among foreigners and natives. 241
Feb. 27 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Movement practically over; Tinoco defiant toward United States. 242
Feb. 27 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio begging to leave; plans to invade Costa Rica from Nicaragua; instruction requested. 242
Feb. 28 To the Consul at Port Limon (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to keep Department advised by cable in regard to situation. 243
[Page XLII] Mar. 1 From the Consul at Port Limon (tel.) Same subject. Revolution over; failure due to lack of arms. Believe nothing will be done with reference to firing on train without demand of the United States. 243
237 Mar. 1 From the Chargé in Costa Rica Same subject. Reports complete failure of revolutionary movement; most active leaders captured; untrue that movement was pro-German. Pending instructions, has had no communication with authorities regarding Pascua incident; Tinoco using every means to minimize affair. 243
245 Mar. 2 From the Consul at San José Same subject. A reign of brutality and loot prevails in Costa Rica; the Government has all the arms; law-abiding citizens arrested; revolutionary movement was not pro-German. 245
Mar. 2 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio’s associates slipped away; may be arrested at David, Panama, if Department desires; Volio still in Panama; instructions requested. 246
Mar. 4 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio and associates may not be forbidden to leave Republic of Panama if they depart as individuals. 246
Mar. 4 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Department can not recommend Volio be held if he desires to leave Panama as a private citizen. 247
Mar. 7 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Extra session Congress postponed until 18th because cannot count on quorum; Tinoco plans to force rich men involved to pay cost of revolution; embargo placed on property of long list of men. 247
Mar. 14 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Central American Court of Justice formally closed Mar. 12, 3 p.m. Closing resolution requested of Tinoco amnesty for political prisoners, but arrests continue. 247
Mar. 15 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Joaquin Tinoco asks whether there is any objection to his going to France via United States; proposes to join French Army. 248
Mar. 20 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Guell and five companions reported murdered by Tinoco forces near Panaman boundary. 248
Mar. 23 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Congress has appointed committee to investigate death of Guell; crowd cheered speech from cathedral steps calling Tinocos assassins; Congress convened on 18th. 248
[Page XLIII] Mar. 27 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Decree of amnesty proclaimed but reservations enable Tinoco to hold whom he pleases. 249
Mar. 28 From the Costa Rican Minister Same subject. Detailed account of misfortunes of Costa Rica under Tinoco régime. 249
Apr. 3 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Reported Padre Volio and 100 men to invade Costa Rica via Puntarenas or Liberia. 253
Apr. 4 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Many arrests again being made; forcible recruitment to meet anticipated attack; brother-in-law of Tinoco leaving for Panama with proposition for retirement. 253
Apr. 4 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Rumored Volio expedition consists of 10 men who plan to enter Puntarenas separately; strong sentiment in that province against Tinoco because of Guell murder. Tinoco has cabled his representative in Panama to file formal protest with American Minister. 253
Apr. 5 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Constitutional guaranties suspended by Congress at order of Tinoco for 30 days in view of “threatened foreign invasion.” 254
Apr. 7 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Panaman authorities arrested 11 revolutionists. Tinoco cables Clare that he has dispatched 1,000 men and asks names of those in Panama who aided revolutionists. 254
Apr. 7 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Volio expedition on Costa Rican soil near Panaman border. 254
Apr. 11 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Volio force on Costa Rican soil near Buenos Aires; equipment or means not known; Tinoco blames Panama; 3,000 under arms. No news from American Legation, Panama. 255
Apr. 12 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Revolutionists brought here last night with exception of Volio, who has evaded authorities; Clare instructed to thank Government for detaining them. Quesada on way to Panama to visit mother. 255
Apr. 14 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Dr. Gutierrez Navas in receipt of telegram from Nicaragua demanding investigation in view of maltreatment of Nicaraguan boy; leaves for Nicaragua on 18th; Nicaragua thus joins opposition to Tinoco. 255
[Page XLIV] Apr. 19 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Tinocos still have hope of recognition by United States; denial of this possibility might lead to their retirement. 256
Apr. 23 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to hand to Tinoco and to make public a statement emphatically denying any intention of recognizing Tinoco régime. 257
Apr. 25 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) The same to Guatemala and Nicaragua Same subject. Transmits text of telegram of April 23 to Costa Rica, denying any intention of recognizing Tinoco régime. 257
Apr. 26 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Tinocos believe publication of Department’s Apr. 23 would bring about their immediate assassination; afraid to retire for same reason. 257
Apr. 26 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. No objection to Joaquin Tinoco’s going to France via the United States. 258
Apr. 28 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Joaquin Tinoco says he can arrange retirement of brother and himself in about a week; would vacate in favor of friend who would give them missions abroad. 258
Apr. 30 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Department approves action; quoted portion Department’s Apr. 23 sent to Legations in Panama, Guatemala, and Nicaragua for public use. 259
May 3 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Publication in Panama of Department’s declaration of Apr. 23; Tinoco published it to-day in a manifesto. 259
May 8 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Public realizes Tinoco compelled to publish Department’s declaration; are well pleased; Congress, supporting him, passed resolution expressing surprise and pain at declaration. 260
May 8 From President Gonzalez of Costa Rica to President Wilson Same subject. Quotes a proclamation issued by himself stating that the Executive power of Costa Rica will not be relinquished until a legal government has been established. 260
May 11 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Casa Miglia, Tinoco representative, sent to Nicaragua, supposedly carrying acceptance of rumored Nicaraguan demands; force from Nicaragua only chance of eliminating Tinoco. 261
May 13 To the Costa Rican Minister Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of his note of Mar. 28. 262
[Page XLV] May 18 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Prevalent opinion that Tinoco planning to resign; Perez Zeledon in Washington supposed to represent radical opposition. 262
May 23 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Forces mobilized; excuse is Nicaraguan danger, but real purpose graft; Bank of Costa Rica contract to be canceled; demonstration in favor of Duran made at medal presentation. 262
May 23 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Tinocos attempting to force Congress to declare war on Germany; German property not to be harmed; Joaquin Tinoco states he and brother will leave country and asks Department’s opinion on successor. 263
May 29 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Joaquin Tinoco states he and brother will leave in June; exchange raised as result of rumor that Bank contract to be canceled. 264
May 30 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. President Chamorro considers abnormal situation in Costa Rica as menace to Nicaragua and desires to know attitude of Department on best solution. 264
June 3 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Asks whether Tinocos’ departure more or less probable in view of declaration of war. 265
June 4 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. The Department appreciates President Chamorro’s expression of friendship; feels that patience should be exercised towards Costa Rica; is considering suggestion that ships cease calling at Costa Rican ports. 265
June 5 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Tinocos’ departure less likely in view of present situation; moral pressure and financial difficulties will not force them out; only fear military movements. 265
June 10 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Piza to be replaced in Washington by Guardia; Tinoco not sincere about departure. 266
Aug. 13 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Federico Tinoco, in speech to Congress, denies that he ever offered to resign, but merely stated certain conditions to his friends; declares he does not fear invasion from Nicaragua because on best terms with Chamorro; warns pernicious foreigners. 266
[Page XLVI] Sept. 13 To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Department informed Casa Miglia on way to Guatemala to obtain arms for Tinoco; instruction to intimate to Guatemala that Department hopes he will not succeed. 267
Sept. 18 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Casa Miglia is accredited as Costa Rican Chargé; shall intimate to President as instructed; have warned consular agent against permitting shipments of arms on American vessels. 267
Sept. 29 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. President Cabrera assures he will not allow purchase of arms for Tinoco. 268
Oct. 26 From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. President Bertrand requested to join Nicaragua in movement to overthrow Tinoco; asks attitude of the United States. 268
35 Oct. 28 From the Minister in Honduras Same subject. President Bertrand will take no action on Nicaraguan proposition to oust Tinoco until he knows attitude of the United States; Nicaraguan Minister on special mission is endeavoring to enlist aid in that movement. 268
Nov. 3 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Executive decree published to-day grants amnesty to all Costa Rican emigrados; Iglesias secretly urging Chamorro to aid them. 270
Nov. 4 To the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to inform President Bertrand that the United States can not approve armed activities against Costa Rica. 270
Nov. 4 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to recall to President Chamorro attitude of the United States towards armed action against Costa Rica; quotes telegram of Nov. 4 to Honduras. 270
Nov. 6 From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. President advises that Honduran Government had agreed to plan for armed action against Costa Rica, but in view of Department’s declaration, Nicaragua will abandon plan. 271
Nov. 13 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Peace demonstrations last night at British Consulate and Italian, French, and American Legations; crowd cheers speech of Chargé quoting President Wilson. 271
Nov. 13 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Crowd of young men before Legation, cheering United States and President Wilson, dispersed and beaten by order of Tinoco. 271
[Page XLVII] Nov. 14 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Witnesses allege Joaquin Tinoco present at raid on crowd before Legation; Victor [Charles] Ross, an American, among those sabered; popular sentiment apparently supports Chargé. 272
Nov. 15 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Version Legation incident cabled President and four Senators by friend of Tinoco is false; American colony considers incident as insult to the United States; rumors of Cabinet meeting to consider Chargé’s expulsion. 272
393 Nov. 16 From the Consul at San José Same subject. Report of Legation incidents of Nov. 12 and 13. 273
Nov. 18 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Tinocos’ attitude insulting; life of Chargé threatened in case of U. S. intervention. 274
Nov. 19 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Request to cable exact text of “brief remarks to crowd.” 274
Nov. 20 From the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Transmits text of remarks to crowd before Legation. 275
Nov. 26 To the Chargé in Costa Rica (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to close Legation and return to the United States. 275

CUBA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1917 June 18 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Requests translation of decree authorizing loan and for increased revenues, reported in La Lucha. May 27. 284
470 July 2 From the Minister in Cuba Same subject. Transmits decree providing for loan and taxation measure to furnish revenue; no attempt has been made to put decree into effect as Congress shows disposition to pass measure in regular way. 285
July 13 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Authority for 30,000,000-dollar loan voted by Congress. 285
July 19 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to remind Cuban Government of treaty provisions as to loans and of previous practice of obtaining approval of the United States. 285
July 24 From the Minister in Cuba, (tel.) Same subject. President Menocal vetoed loan bill because of restrictive provisions and elimination by Congress of certain taxes. 286
July 26 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Congress accepts veto and House passes measure satisfactory to President who hopes Senate will pass same bill before adjournment. 286
[Page XLVIII] July 28 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Senate passes House loan bill with accompanying tax measure. 286
481 Aug. 1 From the Minister in Cuba Same subject. Transmits text of President Menocal’s veto of loan bill, giving viewpoint of Government on taxation problems. 286
Aug. 2 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Asks what information has been received from Cuban Government regarding loan. 294
Aug. 8 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Cuban Subsecretary of State is bringing to Washington data called for by the Department. 294
488 Aug. 8 From the Minister in Cuba Same subject. Transmits text of law passed by Congress and approved by President, authorizing loan. 294
Aug. 13 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Gives statement of questions involved in loan to Cuba; suggests a conference between the two Departments. 298
Aug. 18 To the Consul at Santiago de Cuba for the Special Agent in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Navy Department is sending Marines to Guantanamo in response to invitation of Cuban Government. 276
Aug. 22 From the Special Agent in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Sending of Marines to Guantanamo is gratifying to planters. 277
Aug. 22 From the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Treasury Department disposed to grant loan of $15,000,000 to Cuba; requests Department’s views. 300
Aug. 23 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. States conditions on which Department would approve Cuban loan; suggests conference of Departments. 300
Aug. 27 From the Acting Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Treasury Department asking advice of War Department concerning war materials to be purchased with Cuban loan; suggests State Department meanwhile treat independently with Cuban Minister on political questions. 301
Aug. 29 Memorandum of the Division of Latin American Affairs of the Department of State Same subject. Interview with Cuban Minister; if Piatt amendment complied with and Cuba Railway claims satisfied, Department disposed to approve loan. 301
Aug. 31 From the Special Agent in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Recommends representation by the United States to the Cuban Government to desist from system of revenge, and to observe promise of amnesty to surrendered Liberals. 277
Sept. 1 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Objection of President of Cuba to immediate payment of railway claims. 303
[Page XLIX][Enclosure] Sept. 4 From the Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs to the Secretary of War Same subject. Memorandum on data submitted by Cuban Minister regarding the law of July 31, 1917, providing for the issue of gold bonds 304
Sept. 4 From the Secretary of War Same subject. Transmits memorandum of even date of the Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs. 304
Sept. 5 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Instruction to inform Cuban Government of apparent abuse of amnesty promised revolutionists, and to express confidence that it will exert efforts to maintain orderly conditions. 277
Sept. 5 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Requests opinion as to whether Cuban Government is actually engaged in war. 306
Sept. 5 To the U. S. Food Administrator Sugar production. Communicates request of Cuban Government that no definite action be taken in fixing price of sugar until Cuban Government has been given an opportunity of acquainting Food Administration with its views. 339
Sept. 6 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Requests more definite information regarding instruction of Sept. 5 before making protest to Cuban Government. 278
Sept. 8 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Instruction to inform President of Cuba that Department wishes grant to be made to railroad as war measure, to facilitate transportation of sugar crop. 306
Sept. 10 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Order issued Aug. 22 by the President of Cuba to military and other authorities to suppress all violence. 278
Sept. 11 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Reports interview with President who expresses willingness to advance all railroad can expend in betterment for next sugar crop; recommends additional loan to cover amount if necessary. 307
Sept. 14 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Recommends that matter of loan be settled as soon as possible, and that two million be added to cover aid to railroads. 308
Sept. 15 To the Cuban Minister Same subject. Department sees no objection to bond issue of Cuban Government, and is advised that Treasury Department is prepared to make loan. 309
[Page L] Sept. 15 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Department has informed Cuban Minister that it sees no objection to bond issue, and that Treasury Department is ready to make loan of $15,000,000; improbable that added two million can be advanced. 309
Sept. 16 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. President of Cuba Railroad claims contemplated expenditures will amount to two millions, but desires that needs of railroad be not made obstacle to loan. 310
Sept. 20 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Suggests that if it is deemed inexpedient to make loan to Cuba under terms of act of Congress of Apr. 24, 1917, basis of refusal should not be that Cuba is not “engaged in war with enemies of the United States.” 310
Sept. 26 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Former President Gomez removed from prison on account of illness. 278
Sept. 27 From the U. S. Food Administration to the Chief of the Latin American Division of the Department of State Sugar production. Transmits copy of proposed press release giving plan of Food Administration in regard to sugar control, and expressing views on handling of Cuban crop. 340
[Enclosure] Oct. 5 From the Acting Secretary of the Treasury to the Cuban Minister Financial Affairs. Explains impossibility of accepting Cuban bonds under present regulations. 312
Oct. 5 From the Acting Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Encloses, for the approval of the Department, draft of letter of even date to be sent to the Cuban Minister. 312
120 Oct. 11 From the Cuban Minister Political affairs. Asks that sum taken from accused persons by American authorities in Haiti and deposited in Department of State be delivered to Cuban Minister. 279
Oct. 12 To the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Department approves draft of letter to Cuban Minister regarding loan. 313
Oct. 26 From the International Sugar Committee Sugar production. Suggests conference of the International Sugar Committee with representatives of Cuban Government and planters. 343
129 Oct. 26 From the Cuban Minister Same subject. Enumerates conditions affecting cost of production, and states price considered fair by Cuban planters. 344
[Enclosure] Oct. 29 From the Cuban Minister to the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Under its Constitution the Cuban Government can not comply with provisions of act of U. S. Congress of Sept. 24 regarding loans to foreign governments. 313
[Page LI]187 Oct. 29 To the Cuban Minister Sugar production. Communicates desire of International Sugar Committee for a conference with representatives of Cuban Government and sugar planters. 345
134 Oct. 31 From the Cuban Minister Same subject. Cuban Sugar Commission glad to confer with the In-International Sugar Committee. 346
Nov. 7 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Transmits letter from the Cuban Government stating that under the Cuban Constitution it can not comply with provisions of act of U. S. Congress of Sept. 24 regarding loans to foreign governments. 313
Nov. 8 To the Cuban Minister Sugar production. Department feels price of sugar should be determined between buyers and sellers under auspices of commission in New York without Government intervention. 346
Nov. 16 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Instruction to ascertain nature of suit in Case 145 of 1917. 279
Nov. 20 From the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Requests advice as to whether, in view of commitments made by Cuba while expecting loan, the United States is morally obligated to give Cuba financial aid. 314
155 Nov. 20 From the Cuban Minister Sugar production. Presents fully position of Cuban Government regarding fixing of price by commission. 347
[Enclosure] Nov. 23 From the Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury to the Minister in Cuba Financial affairs. Reviews the probable immediate financial needs of Cuba, and suggests requesting of that Government a statement of its requirements. 315
Nov. 24 From the U. S. Food Administrator to President Wilson Sugar production. Requests the support of the President in the matter of the price fixed for Cuban sugar by the International Committee. 349
Dec. 1 To the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Examination of correspondence on loan indicates that moral obligation exists to give Cuba financial assistance. 314
Dec. 14 From the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Transmits copy of letter of Nov. 23 from the Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury to the Minister in Cuba regarding loan, which reviews the probable immediate financial needs of Cuba, and suggests requesting of that Government a statement of its requirements. 315
[Page LII]548 Dec. 16 From the Minister in Cuba Sugar production. Expresses apprehension about political and economic effect in Cuba of our fixing price of raw sugar, with provision for buying crop; gives detailed account of methods of sugar production. 350
Dec. 17 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Suit against Rafael Manderley, et al., is for part in revolution; has nothing to do with funds taken out of Cuba by Fernandez. 279
1918 Jan. 14 To the U. S. Food Administrator Sugar production. Department can not see way clear to make statement in regard to agreement entered into between International Sugar Committee and various Cuban representatives. 353
460 Jan. 15 To the Cuban Minister Political affairs. United States is prepared to deliver sum to Cuban Government if held harmless from all claims brought by Fernandez, et al. 280
Jan. 18 From the Cuban Minister Sugar production. Contract for sale of Cuban sugar entered into by International Committee, U. S. Food Administration, and Cuban commissions was approved by Cuban Government Jan. 17. 353
Jan. 19 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Requests report by cable on Cuban attitude and whether they will again request a loan. 316
Jan. 22 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Data on loan requested Dec. 5 is promised within a few days. 316
Jan. 29 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Limited amnesty bill passed by House of Representatives. 281
[Enclosure] Jan. 29 The Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury to the Minister in Cuba Financial affairs. Résumé of situation in regard to a loan to Cuba. 317
Jan. 30 From the Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury to the Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs of the Department of State Same subject. Encloses copy of the letter of Jan. 29 to the Minister in Cuba. 316
Feb. 12 To the Secretary of the Treasury Sugar production. According to reports from American officials in Cuba, sugar can not be moved with rapidity essential to satisfactory financial operations due to lack of tonnage; Department recommends arrangement to extend credit to producers. 354
[Page LIII] 1918 Feb. 12 To the Consul General at Habana for the Special Agent in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Transmits statement of Mr. Hoover that contract price on all sugar will be maintained, and that $45,000,000 of loan has been subscribed. 355
Feb. 15 From the Special Agent in Cuba for Mr. Hoover (tel.) Same subject. Wide publicity given to Hoover’s assurance regarding price of sugar and success of loan; will have good effect in stopping sugar speculation. 355
581 Feb. 18 From the Minister in Cuba Financial affairs. Transmits report of the expenditures of the Cuban Government on account of war; President Menocal asks loan of $15,000,000; Cuban vessels patrolling Cuban coasts. 318
Feb. 19 To the U. S. Food Administrator Same subject. The Department trusts that the necessary credit for Cuban sugar crop may be consummated at an early moment. 319
44 Feb. 21 From the Cuban Minister Political affairs. Assurance that Cuban Government will hold United States harmless from all claims which may be brought by Fernandez, et al. 281
584 Feb. 23 From the Minister in Cuba Same subject. Imprisoned Cuban Army officers pardoned by decree of Feb. 22, 1918. 281
226 Mar. 2 To the Cuban Minister Same subject. Offers to deliver to Cuban Minister funds in the Department pertaining to Haitian incident, Fernandez, et al. 282
55 Mar. 6 From the Cuban Minister Financial affairs. Presents credentials to negotiate and conclude $15,000,000 loan; and asks that Treasury Department be advised. 320
57 Mar. 7 From the Cuban Minister Political affairs. Receipt for funds received from United States in case of Fernandez, et al. 282
Mar. 7 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to the Counselor for the Department of. State Financial affairs. Asks whether Cuban Government has power to incur indebtedness of $15,000,000, and whether Cuban Minister has authority to sign obligations. 320
Mar. 9 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to the Counselor for the Department of State Same subject. The powers given the Cuban Minister are insufficient for the proposed negotiations. 321
61 Mar. 18 From the Cuban Minister Same subject. Transmits credentials which set forth new powers to conclude loan of $15,000,000. 322
Mar. 19 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Political affairs. Amended amnesty bill passed House and signed by President. 283
Mar. 21 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Gomez, former President of Cuba, released under amnesty bill. 283
[Page LIV] Mar. 26 To the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Power of Cuban Government to increase indebtedness involves construction of Cuban law of July 31, 1917; proviso regarding increase of current expenses must be observed. 322
Mar. 29 From the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Advance of $5,000,000 made to Cuba Mar. 27; the Treasury Department desires to be informed, before making further advances, if for any reason that Government is not authorized to incur further indebtedness. 323
63 Mar. 29 From the Cuban Minister Same subject. Conveys thanks of Cuban Government for successful termination of loan negotiations. 324
Apr. 1 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Sugar production. In interview with Mr. Potter, President accepts his plan for loans. 356
Apr. 5 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Instruction to obtain official assurances as to authority of Cuban Government under Constitution to grant Cuban Minister power to bind Government, and as to binding effect of his signature under such powers. 324
Apr. 6 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.). Same subject. Cuban Government understands authority given Cuban Minister to be absolute. 325
Apr. 9 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Department desires to be informed if 1917–18 budget has been increased; if so, how much, and in what items? 325
Apr. 13 To the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Enumerates three points which formal official statement of Cuban Government should cover regarding powers granted Cuban Minister. 326
Apr. 20 To the Chargé in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Requests definite information as to returns of tax imposed under law of July 31, 1917, and whether Government can divert such income to other purposes than payment of interest and retirement of bonds. 326
Apr. 30 From the Chargé in Cuba (tel.) Same subject. Cuban Secretary of the Treasury promised to secure information requested in Department’s Apr. 20; immediate reply is again requested. 327
628 May 8 From the Minister in Cuba Same subject. Transmits communication of May 6 from Cuban Secretary of the Treasury to Cuban Secretary of State, containing statement of tax returns under law of July 31, 1917, and rules governing their application. 327
[Page LV][Enclosure] May 8 From the Cuban Subsecretary of State to the American Chargé Same subject. Quotes statement of the Cuban Secretary of the Treasury regarding powers conferred upon the Cuban Minister to negotiate loan. 329
630 May 9 From the Minister in Cuba Same subject. Transmits note of May 8, from the Cuban Subsecretary of State. 329
May 30 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Sugar production. Newspaper states Mr. Morgan promised unofficially advance in price for next sugar crop; lack of enthusiasm for present price will result in smaller crop; immediate announcement of increased price would stimulate production. 356
June 5 From the Minister in Cuba (tel.) Financial affairs. Transmits in full Cuban Secretary of the Treasury’s report on budget. 330
July 10 From the Cuban Minister Sugar production. Announces appointment of delegates for Cuba in fixing price of Cuban sugar for 1918–19. 357
708 July 18 From the Minister in Cuba Financial affairs. Statement regarding proposed loans to railroads by Cuban Government; United Railways of Habana not to receive any part of $15,000,000 loan. 331
162 Aug. 14 From the Cuban Minister Same subject. Summarizes the favorable financial situation of Cuba. 331
758 Aug. 16 From the Minister in Cuba Political affairs. Constitutional guaranties restored by presidential decree of Aug. 14; proclamation of same date enclosed. 283
Aug. 19 To the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Believes further advances to Cuba are warranted. 333
Aug. 20 To the Cuban Minister Same subject. Data submitted by Cuban Government has satisfied the Department; recommendation has been made to Secretary of Treasury for a further advance on loan of $15,000,000. 334
Aug. 26 From the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Asks whether the obligation of the Cuban Government will be considered valid and binding internationally. 334
Sept. 9 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Treasury Department warranted in making further advance of $5,000,000; and obligations of the Cuban Government, when executed by Cuban Minister, will be valid and binding internationally. 335
792 Sept. 12 From the Minister in Cuba Sugar production. Reports destruction by fire of sugar warehouses, machine shops, and electrical apparatus; quotes assurance of President Menocal that sugar stored in Cuba will be protected from enemy destruction. 357
[Page LVI][Enclosure] Oct. 11 The Cuban Minister to the Secretary of the Treasury Financial affairs. Requests second advance from loan credit of $15,000,000. 337
Oct. 17 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to the Counselor for the Department of State Same subject. Encloses letter of Oct. 11 from Cuban Minister; inquires of Department: (1) whether second advance can be legally made, (2) whether there is any further obligation to Cuba Railroad, and (3) whether with respect to proposed additional loan obligations executed by Cuban Minister would be considered by Department as valid and binding internationally. 336
Oct. 29 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Treasury Department is warranted in making further advance of $5,000,000 to the Cuban Government; no further obligation to Cuba Railroad exists; Department giving consideration to proposed additional loan. 338
Dec. 5 To the Minister in Cuba Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Cuban Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] 1918 Jan. 24 From the Dominican Claims Commission to the Military Government Financial affairs. Report and recommendations regarding liquidation of awards. 371
289 Jan. 29 From the Minister in the Dominican Republic Financial affairs. Reports number of claims registered with Dominican Claims Commission at the close of 1917; encloses report of Jan. 24 from commission to Military Government. 371
Feb. 25 To the Secretary of the Navy Proposed revision of customs tariff. Question of amendment of Dominican law one to be determined by Military Government, subject to the approval of the State Department; Department approves desired amendment. 380
Feb. 28 Memorandum of the Office of the Solicitor for the Department of State Same subject. Observations re-regarding drawing up of agreement between United States and Military Government of Santo Domingo relative to modification in import duties of the Republic. 380
[Page LVII]306 Mar. 4 From the Minisister in the Dominican Republic Financial affairs. Calls Department’s attention again to matter contained in despatch of Jan. 29; expresses opinion that commission’s recommendations should be approved at once. 373
Mar. 18 Memorandum of the Office of the Solicitor for the Department of State Proposed revision of customs tariff. Relationship of the Military Government of Santo Domingo to the Dominican Government. 382
Mar. 25 To the Secretary of the Navy Financial affairs. Concurs in opinion of the Minister in the Dominican Republic that plan for liquidation of awards of Claims Commission should be approved; requests information regarding action of the Military Government. 374
May 2 From the Minister in the Dominican Republic (tel.) Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Since Chinese have no representative, requests authorization to issue emergency passports to them. 397
[Enclosure] May 2 From the Military Governor of Santo Domingo to the Secretary of the Navy Financial affairs. Requests that Department of State specifically authorize increase of public debt of Dominican Republic. 375
Undated [Rec’d May 8] From the Secretary of the Navy Same subject. Transmits letter of May 2, from the Military Governor of Santo Domingo. 374
63 May 24 From the Chinese Minister Protection or Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Requests that consent of Governments of Haiti and Dominican Republic be secured for the United States to take charge of Chinese interests and issue passports to Chinese citizens in those countries. 397
May 25 To the Secretary of the Navy Financial affairs. Department requests copies of correspondence relative to appointment of Claims Commission; also information as to when it is proposed to pay awards. 375
May 30 From the Minister in the Dominican Republic Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Requests reply to telegram of May 2; Chinese desiring to go to China via New York cannot secure passage without passports. 398
[Page LVIII] June 4 To the Minister in the Dominican Republic (tel.).
Mutatis mutandis, to Haiti
Same subject. Instruction to request consent of the Dominican Republic to take charge of Chinese interests. 398
66 June 15 From the Chinese Minister Same subject. Requests confirmation of understanding that present privilege of transit through the United States to China will not be affected by new instructions. 398
354 June 19 From the Minister in the Dominican Republic Same subject. Permission obtained from Military Government for diplomatic and consular officers to take charge of Chinese interests and issue passports. 399
June 25 From the Minisister in Haiti (tel.) Same subject. Permission granted to take charge of Chinese interests and issue passports. 399
[Enclosure] July 1 From the Military Governor of Santo Domingo to the Secretary of the Navy Political, economic, and industrial affairs. Quarterly report for the period Apr. 1–June 30, 1918. 359
July 10 From the Solicitor for the Department of State to the Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs Proposed revision of customs tariff. Expresses opinion that Military Government, acting for Dominican Government, may enter into agreement with President of United States modifying import duties as provided under Art. 3 of treaty of 1907. 389
July 17 From the Secretary of the Navy Political, economic, and industrial affairs. Transmits copy of the quarterly report of the Military Governor of Santo Domingo for the period Apr. 1–June 30, 1918. 359
July 19 To the Secretary of the Navy Financial affairs. Approves the issuance by Government of Dominican Republic of bonds for payment of awards of Claims Commission. 376
Undated [Rec’d Aug. 13] From the Secretary of the Navy Same subject. Transmits Executive Order No. 193 issued by Military Governor in regard to issue of bonds to pay awards of Dominican Claims Commission. 377
80 Aug. 14 To the Chinese Minister Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Department of Labor has made no change in the regulations governing transit of Chinese across the United States. 400
[Enclosure] Oct. 18 From the Military Governor of Santo Domingo to the Secretary of the Navy Political, economic, and industrial affairs. Quarterly report for period of July 1–Sept. 30, 1918. 364
[Page LIX]1580–18K–F1 Nov. 6 From the Military Governor of Santo Domingo Proposed revision of customs tariff. Proposes transfer to customs law of certain import taxes included under internal revenue law and discusses problem involved; encloses draft of proposed executive orders “A” and “B”. 389
Nov. 13 From the Secretary of the Navy Political, economic, and industrial affairs. Transmits copy of quarterly report of Military Governor of Santo Domingo for the period of July 1–Sept. 30, 1918. 364
Nov. 29 Memorandum of the Solicitor for the Department of State Proposed revision of customs tariff. Opinion on proposed executive orders “A” and “B” of Military Government; recommendation that exact figures of revenue yield under proposed change be obtained, and that proposed change in customs law be made if practicable 392
1919 Jan. 11 To the Secretary of the Navy Same subject. Department desires more information before giving its views on proposed revision of customs law; it appears that revision would be contrary to treaty of 1907. 396

ECUADOR

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
263 1918 Jan. 2 From the Minister in Ecuador Claims of the Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co. Note delivered, relating to failure of Ecuadoran Government to make deposits on railway bonds; Ecuadoran Government has not replied. 401
[Enclosure] Jan. 11 The Ecuadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. In reply to note of Nov. 30, 1917, denies that right of diplomatic intervention was granted in contract, or that there has been a denial of justice warranting intervention. 402
274 Jan. 22 From the Minister in Ecuador Same subject. Transmits Ecuadoran note of Jan. 11. 401
[Enclosure] Mar. 12 From the American Minister to the Ecuadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs Same subject. Protest against publication of notes relative to questions in process of diplomatic negotiation. 407
[Enclosure] Mar. 12 From the Ecuadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. In reply to communication of even date, defends publication of notes as being routine and non-diplomatic in character. 408
[Page LX] Mar. 14 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Has protested to the Ecuadoran Government against the publication of his notes without his consent. 406
Mar. 19 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Ecuadoran Minister has expressed regret for publication of notes. Asks what notes were published and what was the effect of publication upon the public. 406
Mar. 21 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Department’s Mar. 19 answered in despatch Mar. 14. Effect upon the public of publication of diplomatic correspondence is prejudicial; newspaper comment bitter. 407
299 May 7 From the Minister in Ecuador Same subject. Transmits copies of correspondence exchanged with Foreign Office regarding publication of notes. 407
June 5 From the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. Submits draft memorandum on conference with the Secretary of State, requesting that it be corrected and approved for transmission to his Government. 409
June 5 From the Ecuadoran Minister to the Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs of the Department of State Same subject. Submits draft memorandum on conference with Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs, requesting that it be corrected and approved for transmission to his Government. 410
June 6 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Interview with Ecuadoran Minister regarding restriction on importation of cacao, and possible effect of resumption of payments of interest on railway bonds. 411
June 12 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Minister of Foreign Affairs says he will be compelled, if order for prohibition of importation of cacao is made, to give matter publicity, but that unrestricted commerce would make possible payments on railway bonds. 411
June 13 From the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. Considers ultimatum of Department of State a hostile act; if carried out, publication of reasons would be necessary; asks if compliance with wishes of Department would guarantee free and unlimited importation of Ecuadoran products. 412
[Page LXI] June 15 From the Consul General at Guayaquil Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Transmits editorial regarding President Wilson’s speech to the Mexican newspaper men, and expresses satisfaction at change in sentiment toward the United States. 581
June 19 To the Ecuadoran Minister Claims of the Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co. Department’s suggestions regarding resumption of daily deposits of interest on railway bonds can not be construed as imperative demand; Department informed by War Trade Board that on June 28 all consideration of importation matters must cease. 413
June 19 To the Minister in Ecuador Same subject. Transmits, with instruction to hand to Minister of Foreign Affairs, the memorandum presented to the Ecuadoran Minister on June 19. 414
189 June 20 To the Minister in Ecuador Same subject. Approves action of Minister in protesting against publication of correspondence without Legation’s consent and in declining to accept offered explanations. 415
June 23 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Reports delivery of Department’s note of June 19; no answer. 415
14 July 6 From the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. States that an amount will be set aside out of customs receipts to meet interest of English debt provided no restriction be laid on importation of cacao. 415
July 9 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to inform Ecuadoran Government that 7,200 tons of cacao may be imported to the United States, and that immediate resumption of daily deposits is expected. 416
July 12 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Reports compliance with Department’s instructions of July 9, 6 p.m.; no reply received. 416
28 July 23 To the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. Advises that 7,200 tons of cacao may now be imported, and Department expects that daily deposits in payment of interest on railway bonds will be resumed. 416
Aug. 9 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Advises of suspension by War Trade Board of importations from Ecuador, and that if Ecuador should immediately commence to make deposits agreed to, Department might be able to intervene. 417
[Page LXII] Aug. 14 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Reports interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs and communicates substance of his unofficial memorandum stating that on Aug. 8 Minister of Hacienda ordered setting aside of funds for daily deposits. 417
Aug. 15 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Reports interview with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who expresses apprehension that congressional action due to suspension of cacao importations may result in his resignation. 418
Aug. 16 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Requests information as to whether deposits have been resumed on railway bonds, amount of deposits, and manner of resumption. 418
Aug. 17 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Reports resumption of deposits on Aug. 8; quotes memorandum from the Undersecretary, Ministry of Hacienda, as to limitation on resumption and exact amount. 419
Aug. 21 From the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. Requests permission to export to the United States all cacao stored in Ecuador, thereby enabling complete payment of the interest coupons. 419
Sept. 11 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Quotes telegrams received from general manager of Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co. and London Council of Foreign Bondholders; requests information as to impending action of Ecuadoran Congress regarding railway bonds. 419
Sept. 20 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Prevalent opinion that no legislation affecting railway will pass Congress. 420
Oct. 14 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Requests information as to deposits on interest, whether any remittances to London, where money is deposited, and whether it can be withdrawn by Government of Ecuador. 420
Oct. 25 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Reports daily deposits since Aug. 8 in Banco Commercial y Agricola amounting to 67,000 sucres; London remittances. 420
Nov. 15 From the Ecuadoran Minister to the Counselor for the Department of State Same subject. Reviews situation in Ecuador caused by restriction of cacao importation; expresses hope that restrictions may be removed. 421
[Page LXIII] Nov. 21 To the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Requests information as to whether daily deposits are made in name of Council of Foreign Bondholders, and amount of remittance made to London. 424
Nov. 26 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. Daily deposits made favor Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co.; total amount 79,000 sucres; no remittances to London. 424
43 Nov. 29 To the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. Advises that all cacao stored in Ecuador, may now be imported; expresses pleasure that payment entire amount due on coupons of railway will now be made. 424
206 Dec. 6 To the Minister in Ecuador Same subject. Instruction to ascertain whether payment in full on coupons of railway bonds has been made in accordance with pledge of Ecuadoran Minister. 425
28 Dec. 12 From the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. Government adheres to its promise to pay the coupons [cupones] out of proceeds of cacao sale; states difficulty in obtaining transportation for cacao and expresses hope that the United States may be able to help. 426
Dec. 18 From the Minister in Ecuador (tel.) Same subject. All money deposited on interest of railway bonds will be placed to order of Council of Foreign Bondholders. 426
Dec. 26 To the Ecuadoran Minister Same subject. In view of information that greater part of cacao has already been shipped, Department hopes that early payment will be made on coupons of railway. 427

FRANCE

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
3050 1918 Jan. 9 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Legation at Peking advises Japanese loan agreement signed Jan. 6. 139
3096 Jan. 25 From the Ambasdor in France (tel.) Same subject. Minister of Finance approves of participation in loan by French group, but dependent upon cooperation of British group. 141
Feb. 5 From the French Ambassador China—Railway concessions: Proposed elimination of German interests from the Hukuang Railway enterprise. Suggests recasting of agreements; asks concurrence and participation of American group. 199
[Page LXIV] Feb. 8 From the French Ambassador Claims of American citizens against Mexico. France is of the opinion that decree of Nov. 24, 1917, does not offer adequate guaranties to foreign claimants; requests to be informed of views of the United States. 800
Feb. 13 To the French Ambassador Arbitration convention of Feb. 10, 1908. Transmits draft of agreement extending convention indefinitely. 428
Feb. 15 From the French Ambassador China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. refers to proposed participation of British group in loan. Advises that French group disposed to accept arrangement with reservation. 142
2069 Feb. 15 To the French Ambassador China—Railway concessions: Proposed elimination of German interests from the Hukuang Railway enterprise. Suggestions of the 5th inst. will have careful consideration. 200
2074 Feb. 16 To the French Ambassador China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. refers to former discussion of proposed advance to China and states no action has been taken toward organization of American group pending decision to participate by French and British groups. 143
Feb. 21 To the French Ambassador Arbitration convention of Feb. 10, 1908. Transmits new draft of agreement extending convention for a further period of 5 years. 428
Treaty Series No. 631 Feb. 27 Agreement Same subject. Agreement between the United States and France extending the duration of the arbitration convention for 5 years. 428
2085 Mar. 2 To the French Ambassador China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Discussion of British, French and U. S. participation in loan to China. 144
2090 Mar. 5 To the French Ambassador Claims of American citizens against Mexico. No definite position can be taken by the United States until further information is received from Mexico with reference to certain articles of the decree of Nov. 24, 1917; information has been requested. 800
Mar. 16 From the French Ambassador Mexico—Financial affairs. French Government believes foreign capital put in jeopardy by creation of one bank of issue under Carranzista Constitution; asks what measures the U. S. Government would be willing to take. 644
[Page LXV] Apr. 29 To the French Ambassador Same subject. Present time not considered opportune to make representations to Mexico regarding Art. 10 of the law for the creation of a sole bank of issue. 653
2181 July 10 To the French Ambassador China—International financial consortium. Decision to take up matter of loan to China; bankers’ letter of July 8 and Department’s reply enclosed. 175n
July 11 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Same subject. Movement to form four-power consortium to make loan to Chinese Government; relinquishment of options on loans is proposed condition of membership; sovereignty of China must not be impaired. 176n
2189 July 15 To the Ambassador in France Same subject. Transmits copy of letter from bankers in New York and Chicago, dated July 8, and Department’s answer of July 9, with reference to proposed consortium. 177n
5158 July 30 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Same subject. Summary of statement given to the press concerning formation of American group and its agreement with the Department. 181n
5382 Aug. 21 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Same subject. Expresses hope that the French Government will be disposed to cooperate in the proposed consortium. 191n
Sept. 10 From the French Ambassador Same subject. States case for retaining Russia in new consortium. 192
2249 Oct. 8 To the French Ambassador Same subject. Restates the attitude of the U. S. Government; encloses memorandum in reply to the questions raised by the other interested governments. 193
5848 Oct. 8 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Same subject. Résumé of the note and memorandum of even date of representatives of France, Great Britain, Japan, and China. 196n
Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in France Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the French Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n
6560 Dec. 7 To the Ambassador in France (tel.) Liberia—Financial affairs. Quotes memorandum to the British and French Embassies in connection with the credit established for Liberia, enumerating the steps to be taken by the United States in converting the Liberian loan of 1912 and administering Liberian affairs. 545n
[Page LXVI]6568 1918 Dec. 30 From the Chargé in France (tel.) Same subject. Quotes extracts from note of the Foreign Office concerning the plan of the Department to administer the finances of Liberia, and inviting the United States to collaborate with France and Great Britain. 547

GREAT BRITAIN

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1917 June 21 From the Secretary of Commerce American-Canadian Fisheries Conference. Quotes communication from Commissioner of Fisheries in regard to desirability of calling conference for considering fisheries questions pending between Canada and the United States; requests that British authorities be invited to such a conference. 432
July 13 From the Counselor for the Department of State to the Secretary of Commerce Same subject. The Secretary desires to be more fully informed as to the scope of the proposed conference. 433
July 16 From the Secretary of Commerce Same subject. The Department of Commerce desires that an agreement be negotiated between Great Britain and the United States; two or more representatives should be appointed from the Department of State. 434
Oct. 4 From the Secretary of Commerce Same subject. Calls attention to letters of June 21, 1917, and July 16, 1917, and urges importance of conference. 434
Oct. 8 To the Secretary of Commerce Same subject. The British Ambassador will take up with his Government the matter of arranging for a conference; will advise when a definite understanding has been reached. 435
370 Oct. 8 From the British Ambassador Same subject. Canadian Government prepared to recommend the appointment of two commissioners to the conference as soon as U. S. commissioners have been appointed. 435
Oct. 19 To the Secretary of Commerce Same subject. Understanding of Department that the representatives appointed are empowered merely to reach, if possible, a satisfactory understanding of pending questions and to report to their Governments the result of their deliberations as basis of a formal agreement. 436
[Page LXVII] 1917 Oct. 26 From the Secretary of Commerce Same subject. Concurs with ideas of Secretary of State expressed in communication of Oct. 19. 436
1889 Nov. 13 To the British Ambassador Same subject. Advises of the designation of two American commissioners; states the understanding of the U. S. Government as to the scope of the conference. 437
519 Nov. 17 From the British Ambassador Same subject. Understanding as to the scope of the conference is concurred in. 438
1906 Nov. 21 To the British Ambassador Same subject. In deference to wish of Canadian Government, each Government to be represented by three commissioners; Mr. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce, to be third commissioner for the United States. 438
625 Dec. 19 From the British Ambassador Same subject. Appointment of Canadian commissioners. 438
[Quoted in tel.] Dec. 31 From the British Foreign Office to the American Ambassador China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Expresses willingness to participate in international loan if the American group will advance share of British group at present time. 137
8116 1918 Jan. 1 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Transmits British note of Dec. 31, 1917. 137
6202 Jan. 9 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Legation at Peking states Japanese loan agreement signed Jan. 6. 139
[Quoted in tel.] Jan. 12 From the British Foreign Office to the American Embassy Same subject. Reiterates willingness to participate in international loan on basis of note of Dec. 31. 140
8258 Jan. 14 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Transmits note of Jan. 12 from the Foreign Office. 140
161 Feb. 7 From the British Chargé to the Assistant Secretary of State Liberia—Financial affairs. Trade is free to all except firms on statutory list; shipping to Liberia not limited but will probably be curtailed because of tonnage shortage; British Government wishes to know whether the United States would be inclined to consider assistance to Liberia by the United States, Great Britain, and France. 513
264 Mar. 12 From the British Ambassador Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Inquires as to views of the United States upon effect of decree of Nov. 24, 1917. 806
[Page LXVIII]30 1918 Mar. 19 To the British Ambassador Same subject. Further information has been requested from the Mexican Government with relation to meaning of certain articles of decree of Nov. 24, 1917; no definite position will be taken respecting decree until Department is more fully advised in premises. 806
9411 Apr. 9 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Foreign Office inquires as to progress in organizing American group and regarding its scope when organized. 145
7231 Apr. 11 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Action on loan situation deferred pending developments; doubtful whether group will be organized in near future. 146
Treaty Series No. 635 June 3 Agreement Arbitration convention of Apr. 4, 1908. Agreement between the United States and Great Britain extending the duration of the arbitration convention for 5 years. 431
150 July 10 To the British Ambassador.
Mutatis mutandis, to the French and Japanese Ambassadors
China—International financial consortium. Decision to take up matter of loan to China; bankers’ letter of July 8 and Department’s reply enclosed. 175
July 11 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)
Mutatis mutandis, to France, Japan, and China
Same subject. Movement to form four-power consortium to make loan to Chinese Government; relinquishment of options on loans is proposed condition of membership; sovereignty of China must not be impaired. 176
6017 July 15 To the Ambassador in Great Britain Same subject. Transmits copy of letter from bankers in New York and Chicago, dated July 8, and Department’s answer of July 9, with reference to proposed consortium. 177n
9 July 15 From the Consul at London Liberia—Financial affairs. Transmits a draft of a supplemental agreement between Liberia and the Bank of British West Africa, as submitted to the British Foreign Office, to be later forwarded to France and the United States. 531
804 July 20 From the British Ambassador China—International financial consortium. Inquires if it is the intention of the American Government to renew the original six-power group in form of four-power group, and whether loans will be administrative only, or also industrial. 179
[Page LXIX] July 26 To the British Ambassador Same subject. It is the expectation of the Department that industrial as well as administrative loans will be made. 180
512 July 30 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Summary of statement given to the press concerning formation of American group and its agreement with the Government. 181
[Enclosure] Aug. 14 From the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Same subject. Assents in principle to the proposal to constitute a new four-power group. 189
9710 Aug. 16 From the Ambassador in Great Britain Same subject. Transmits British note of Aug. 14. 188
883 Aug. 21 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Expresses hope that the British Government will be disposed to cooperate in the proposed consortium. 191
1280 Aug. 22 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. The British Government is disposed to assent in principle to the proposed new four-power group. 191
1056 Aug. 28 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic in China. Instruction to inquire whether Foreign Office contemplates any measure to prevent the revival of the opium traffic in China. 210
1616 Sept. 4 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. The British Government disapproves of the purchase by the Chinese Government of opium stocks and hopes it may be persuaded to abandon the transaction. 211
Sept. 6 Report of the American-Canadian Fisheries Conference, 1918 American-Canadian Fisheries Conference. Report on all phases of the fishing industry considered by the conference during its hearings; conclusions; suggested solution of problems of mutual interest. 439
1347 Sept. 13 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Opium and morphine traffic in China. Instruction to inform the Foreign Office that the U. S. Government will make representations to the Chinese Government, and to express the hope that the British Government will do likewise. 212
2246 Sept. 24 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. The British Minister at Peking has been instructed to protest strongly against the recent opium transaction. 212
[Page LXX]277 Oct. 8 To the British Chargé China—International financial consortium. Restates the attitude of the U. S. Government; encloses memorandum in reply to the questions raised by the other interested governments. 193n
1878 Oct. 8 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. Résumé of the note and memorandum of even date to representatives of France, Great Britain, Japan, and China. 196n
3323 Dec. 7 To the Chargé in Great Britain (tel.) Liberia—Financial affairs. Quotes memorandum to the British and French Embassies in connection with the credit established for Liberia, enumerating the steps to be taken by the United States in converting the Liberian loan of 1912 and administering Liberian affairs. 545
4796 Dec. 21 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. The British Government suggests that the plan replacing the present method of administering Liberian finances be considered at the Peace Conference. 546

GUATEMALA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 Jan. 2 From the Chargé in Guatemala Earthquake. Brief narrative covering earthquake disaster suffered by Guatemala City. 481
Jan. 13 From the Chargé in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Information regarding destitute Americans. 483
Jan. 16 From the Chargé in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Earthquakes continue; relief work under way. 483
Jan. 17 From the Chargé in Guatemala (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Hasty examination failed to confirm report that Izabel carried munitions from Guatemala to Costa Rica. 232
Jan. 19 To the Chargé in Guatemala (tel.) Earthquake. Authorized to arrange passage for destitute Americans; Red Cross will supply transportation from port to homes. 483
Jan. 24 To the Chargé in Guatemala Same subject. Department commends activity in earthquake relief. 484
Feb. 1 From the Chargé in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Brief report of conditions after disaster; quakes continue. 484
Feb. 13 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Joint Committee American and Guatemalan Red Cross arranging program to clean city; President promises cooperation. 484
[Page LXXI] 1918 Mar. 19 To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Red Cross can not expend more than additional $50,000 in Guatemalan relief; Guatemalan Government responsible for safety and health of citizens. 484
Mar. 23 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. President expresses appreciation of aid given by Red Cross; tentative date for withdrawal American Red Cross is May 1. 485
Apr. 25 To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Transmits text of telegram of April 23 to the Chargé in. Costa Rica, denying any intention of recognizing Tinoco régime. 257n
May 24 To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Earthquake. Red Cross desires that relief work be closed and American personnel returned to United States on June 1. 486
Sept. 13 To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Department informed Casa Miglia on way to Guatemala to obtain arms for Tinoco; instructions to intimate to Guatemala that Department hopes he will not succeed. 267
Sept. 18 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. Casa Miglia is accredited as Costa Rican Chargé; shall intimate to President as instructed; have warned consular agent against permitting shipments of arms on American vessels. 267
Sept. 29 From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.) Same subject. President Cabrera assures he will not allow purchase of arms for Tinoco. 268

HAITI

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
63 1918 May 24 From the Chinese Minister Protection of Chinese interests in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Requests that consent of Governments of Haiti and Dominican Republic be secured for the United States to take charge of Chinese interests and issue passports to Chinese citizens in those countries. 397
June 4 To the Minister in Haiti Same subject. Instruction to request the consent of Haiti to take charge of Chinese interests. 398n
June 12 Constitution Constitution of June 12, 1918. 487
66 June 15 From the Chinese Minister Protection of Chinese interests in Dominican Republic and Haiti by American diplomatic and consular officers. Requests confirmation of understanding that present privilege of transit through the United States to China will not be affected by new instructions. 398
[Page LXXII] June 25 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.) Same subject. Permission granted to take charge of Chinese interests and issue passports. 399
80 Aug. 14 To the Chinese Minister Same subject. Department of Labor has made no change in the regulations governing transit of Chinese across the United States. 400

HONDURAS

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1913 Undated [Rec’d Oct. 11] From the Honduran Minister Honduran-Nicaraguan boundary dispute. Brief history of dispute, 1894–1913. 11
8 Dec. 2 To the Minister in Nicaragua Same subject. Good offices of the United States have been requested by Honduras; the United States would view with satisfaction settlement of misunderstanding. 13
1914 Jan. 21 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to cable status of representations made pursuant to Department’s Dec. 2. 13
[Enclosure] Jan. 28 From the Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. Gives reasons for the nonacceptance of arbitral award of King of Spain; encloses copies of notes exchanged between the Honduran and Nicaraguan Ministers of Foreign Affairs. 14
46 Jan. 28 From the Minister in Nicaragua Same subject. Transmits Nicaraguan note of Jan. 28, 1914. 14
1918 July 2 From the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Nicaraguan troops reported invading Honduras as far as Las Trojas; Honduras asks good offices of the United States to prevent war; would accept offer of mediation. 20
July 4 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to request full information regarding report of Nicaraguan invasion of Honduras. 21
July 8 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Nicaragua claims that only revenue agents sent to Las Trojas; also that this is recognized Nicaraguan territory. 21
July 8 To the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to inform Honduras that the United States is investigating truth of rumors of invasion; will give careful consideration to request of Honduras for exercise of good offices toward settlement of boundary dispute. 22
[Page LXXIII] July 12 To the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to inform Honduras that President of Nicaragua claims Las Trojas, Potrerillos, and La Comunidad as Nicaraguan territory, and states that only revenue guard entered it to suppress smuggling; is willing to submit boundary question to U. S. Chief Justice of Supreme Court as arbitrator. The United States is willing to use its good offices. 23
July 16 From the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Honduras desires mediation of the United States and sets forth five points as basis of arbitration. 23
July 17 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to use efforts to prevail upon President Chamorro for withdrawal Nicaraguan troops from disputed zone; also to investigate activities of Maximo Rosales. 24
July 22 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. President Chamorro says all revenue guard removed from vicinity Las Trojas. Rosales apparently not engaged in revolutionary activities against Honduras; has gone to Salvador. 25
July 29 From the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Nicaraguan Legation in Honduras ordered to cease discussion of boundary question after July 31; important that the United States take firm attitude toward both Governments. 25
July 30 From the Nicaraguan Chargé Same subject. Nicaragua’s position on the question of the award of the King of Spain. 25
July 31 From the Honduran Minister Same subject. Thanks the United States for its offer of good offices; restates position of Honduras regarding the award of the King of Spain. 28
Aug. 12 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. President Chamorro intends to make another effort through the Department to bring about settlement which is being held up by Honduras because of its adherence to arbitral award of King of Spain. 29
Aug. 17 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs states Honduras sending soldiers to Danli; Nicaraguan Minister to Honduras instructed to withdraw to Salvador. 29
Aug. 17 From the Honduran Minister Same subject. Quotes telegram from President Bertrand warning of consequences of invasion by Nicaragua. 29
[Page LXXIV] Aug. 17 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to ascertain truth of report that Nicaraguan troops have crossed Honduran frontier, and cable information; also to continue efforts to secure withdrawal from disputed area. 30
Aug. 17 To the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Requests cable report as to truth of information that Nicaraguan troops have again crossed Honduran boundary; if correct, Honduran Government to be informed that Legation at Managua is using best efforts to secure withdrawal. 30
Aug. 20 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. President Chamorro denies sending troops across border; he earnestly desires settlement. 31
Aug. 20 From the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Honduras holds disputed territory to be unquestionably Honduran; the United States should insist on resumption of negotiations for an arbitration treaty. 31
Aug. 21 To the Chargé in Honduras (tel.)
Mutatis mutandis, to Nicaragua
Same subject. Offers good offices of the Department and suggests appointment of representative to an informal conference in Washington. 32
Aug. 22 From the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. President accepts offer of the Department; will order withdrawal of troops to Danli as soon as Nicaragua does likewise. 33
Aug. 23 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Nicaragua accepts offer of the Department’s good offices; insists upon withdrawal from disputed zone by Honduras, and that no patrols be sent out by either Government. 33
Aug. 28 To the Chargé in Honduras (tel.)
Mutatis mutandis, to Nicaragua
Same subject. Expression of satisfaction at acceptance of good offices by Honduran Government; statement that Nicaragua has also accepted. Instruction to suggest that Honduras designate representative at early date. 34
Sept. 2 From the Chargé in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Honduran representative will be Bonilla, now on special mission in the United States; documents by next mail. 34
Sept. 11 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Nicaraguan Minister at Washington appointed Nicaraguan representative in boundary question. 34
[Page LXXV] Oct. 26 From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. President Bertrand requested to join Nicaragua in movement to overthrow Tinoco; asks attitude of the United States. 268
35 Oct. 28 From the Minister in Honduras Same subject. President Bertrand will take no action on Nicaraguan proposition to oust Tinoco until he knows attitude of the United States; Nicaraguan Minister on special mission is endeavoring to enlist aid in that movement. 268
Nov. 4 To the Minister in Honduras (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to inform President Bertrand that the United States can not approve armed activities against Costa Rica. 270

ITALY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in Italy Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Italian Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n

JAPAN

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1917 Dec. 28 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Institution of Japanese civil administration in the Leased Territory of Kiaochow. Instruction to ascertain facts from Japanese Government regarding reported aggression on China’s sovereignty. 221
1918 Jan. 20 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. The Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs states that civil administration under jurisdiction of Ministry of War replaces military control, but differs in meaning from Chinese and English interpretation of the term. 222
Mar. 15 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Baron Sakatani contemplates visit to China; commented on financial situation in an interview. 145
[Page LXXVI]3 July 10 To the Japanese Ambassador China—International financial consortium. Advises that it has been decided to take up the matter of making a loan to China; encloses banker’s letter of July 8 and Department’s reply of July 9. 175n
July 11 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. Movement to form four-power consortium to make loan to Chinese Government: relinquishment of options is proposed condition of membership; sovereignty of China must not be impaired. 176n
82 July 15 To the Ambassador in Japan Same subject. Transmits copy of letter from bankers in New York and Chicago, dated July 8, and Department’s answer of July 9, with reference to proposed consortium. 177n
July 17 From the Japanese Ambassador Same subject. Transmitted to Japanese Government the Department’s correspondence regarding loan to China. 179
July 23 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to communicate substance of Department’s telegram of July 11 to Foreign Office and say that the U. S. Government would be pleased to know that the Japanese Government agrees to cooperate. 180
July 30 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. Summary of statement given the press concerning formation of American group and its agreement with the Department. 181n
Aug. 26 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. Transmits a memorandum from the Foreign Office requesting further information concerning intentions of the United States. 191
[Quoted in tel.] Aug.26[?] From the Japanese Foreign Office to the American Ambassador Same subject. Requests further information concerning intentions of the United States. 191
Oct. 8 To the Japanese Ambassador Same subject. Restates the attitude of the U. S. Government; encloses memorandum in reply to the questions raised by the other interested governments. 193n
Oct. 8 To the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) Same subject. Résumé of the note and memorandum of even date to representatives of France, Great Britain, Japan, and China. 196
Undated [Rec’d Oct. 25] From the Japanese Embassy China—Political affairs. Proposes that Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, and the United States make joint representation to leaders in North and South China, urging importance of reconciliation. 114
[Page LXXVII] Undated [Rec’d Oct. 30] From the Japanese Embassy China—Railway concessions. Substance of agreement between China and Japan for the construction of railways by Japan in Manchuria, Mongolia, and Shantung. 205
Nov. 16 To the Japanese Embassy China—Political affairs. Concurs with the views of the Japanese Government regarding wisdom of joint representations to China and suggests offering financial assistance to reunited Government. 120
Nov. 25 From the Japanese Embassy Same subject. Japanese Government concurs with the Department’s suggestion concerning financial assistance to Chinese Government and has so instructed its representative in Peking. 121
Dec. 19 From the Ambassador in Japan (tel.) China—Loan negotiations: Currency reorganization and loan and currency reform. Baron Sakatani has been appointed financial adviser to the Chinese Government, and makes statement of his plans. 162

LIBERIA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] 1918 Jan. 11 From the Liberian Secretary of State to the American Chargé Financial affairs. Transmits memorandum on the financial situation, prepared by the Secretary of the Treasury; expresses conviction that appeal should be made to the United States to come to relief of Liberia. 510
169 Jan. 15 From the Chargé in Liberia Same subject. Report on the desperate financial situation of Liberia; encloses letter from the manager of the Bank of British West Africa, Ltd., to the President of Liberia making suggestions for improvement of situation, and letter of Jan. 11, from the Liberian Secretary of State. 505
161 Feb. 7 From the British Chargé to the Assistant Secretary of State Same subject. Trade is free to all except firms on statutory list; shipping to Liberia not limited but will probably be curtailed because of tonnage shortage; British Government wishes to know whether the United States would be inclined to consider assistance to Liberia by the United States, Great Britain, and France. 513
[Page LXXVIII][Enclosure] Mar. 30 From the Liberian Secretary of State to the American Chargé Same subject. Transmits report of Liberian Secretary of the Treasury concerning financial reforms instituted by Liberia. 517
Mar. 31 From the Liberian Consul General at Baltimore Same subject. Requests that the United States come to the rescue of Liberia by a loan of $5,000,000; enumerates ways in which Liberia is prepared to assist Allies. 514
[Enclosure] May 9 From the Financial Adviser of Liberia to the American Chargé Same subject. Comments at length on report of Secretary of the Treasury. 520
210 May 10 From the Chargé in Liberia Same subject. Report on progress of reforms suggested to Liberia in 1917. Transmits note from the Liberian Secretary of State enclosing report of the Secretary of the Treasury concerning financial reforms instituted by Liberia, and letter of May 9, from the Financial Adviser. 517
213 May 15 From the Chargé in Liberia Same subject. Transmits a draft agreement for financial reform in Liberia proposed by the manager of the Bank of British West Africa; Liberian Government anxiously awaiting decision of the Department on its appeal for aid. 521
[Enclosure] May 29 From the Financial Adviser of Liberia to the American Chargé Same subject. Discusses a plan for the collection of internal revenue and effective administration of the interior; encloses letter to manager of the Bank of British West Africa. 527
June 1 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Transmits note from the Liberian Consul General at Baltimore, applying for a loan of $5,000,000 from the United States, and commends the application. 524
220 June 12 From the Chargé in Liberia Same subject. Transmits letter of May 29 from the Financial Adviser, concerning a plan for the collection of internal revenue and effective administration of the interior. Comments thereon. 526
July 11 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Transmits copy of despatch No. 213 of May 15, from the Chargé in Liberia; and urges prompt financial relief for Liberia. 531
[Page LXXIX]9 July 15 From the Consul at London Same subject. Transmits a draft of a supplemental agreement between Liberia and the Bank of British West Africa, as submitted to the British Foreign Office, to be later forwarded to France and the United States. 531
July 25 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Urges financial assistance be given Liberia by the United States to prevent her domination by the Bank of British West Africa. 533
Aug. 5 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Transmits copy of despatch No. 9 of July 15, from Consul at London, as further evidence of danger in Liberian financial situation. 534
Aug. 12 To the Chargé in Liberia (tel.) Same subject. Asks what aid Liberia has received recently from the Bank of British West Africa. 535
Aug. 14 From the Chargé in Liberia (tel.) Same subject. Liberia has received no financial assistance from the Bank of British West Africa other than that under agreement of Feb. 21, 1917; advances will cease by Oct. 1. 535
Aug. 16 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Transmits telegram from Chargé in Liberia stating that Liberia has received no financial assistance from the Bank of British West Africa other than that under agreement of Feb. 21, 1917. 535n
Aug. 27 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. The President has approved establishment of a credit for $5,000,000 in favor of Liberia; information requested as to advances to be made to Liberia. 535
Sept. 9 To the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. As a matter of policy Department desires to announce immediately $5,000,000 credit established in favor of Liberia; necessary inquiries being made as to validity of such obligations of Liberia as may be required; encloses Department memorandum showing financial status of Liberia. 536
Sept. 9 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Requests that Liberia be advised of the establishment of a credit of $5,000,000. 537
Sept. 12 To the Chargé in Liberia (tel.) Same subject. Treasury has established credit of $5,000,000 in favor of Liberia; before any part is available Department must have certain documents; Liberian Government to be informed. 537
[Page LXXX][Enclosure] Sept. 17 From the American Chargé to President Howard of Liberia Same subject. Advises of establishment of $5,000,000 credit and requests certain documents required by Department of State. 539
[Enclosure] Sept. 19 From President Howard of Liberia to the American Chargé Same subject. Expresses appreciation of Liberian Government for establishment of credit. 540
[Enclosure] Sept. 20 From the Liberian Secretary of State to the American Chargé Same subject. Expresses appreciation of Liberian Government for establishment of credit and transmits information and documents required by Department of State. 540
252 Sept. 24 From the Chargé in Liberia Same subject. Transmits letter of Sept. 17 to President Howard, letter of Sept. 19 from President Howard, and letter of Sept. 20 from the Liberian Secretary of State. Special session of Liberian Legislature to be called. 537
Oct. 1 From the Chargé in Liberia (tel.) Same subject. Itemized statement of the public debt of Liberia and the proposed expenditure of the $5,000,000 credit. 542
Oct. 17 From the Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Submits plan of the Treasury for advances to Liberia; requests views of the Department. 543
Nov. 11 From the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Same subject. Suggests that a one-power general receivership under control of United States be established in Liberia instead of the three-power receivership now in existence. 544
3323 Dec. 7 To the Chargé in in Great Britain (tel.)
The same to France
Same subject. Quotes memorandum to the British and French Embassies in connection with the credit established for Liberia, enumerating the steps to be taken by the United States in converting the Liberian loan of 1912 and administering Liberian affairs. 545
4796 Dec. 21 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) Same subject. The British Government suggests that the plan replacing the present method of administering Liberian finances be considered at the Peace Conference. 546
6568 Dec. 30 From the Chargé in France (tel.) Same subject. Quotes extracts from note of the Foreign Office concerning the plan of the Department to administer the finances of Liberia, and inviting the United States to collaborate with France and Great Britain. 547
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MEXICO

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1917 Nov. 24 Mexican decree Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Decree establishing commission to handle claims for damages resulting from revolutionary movements from 1910 to 1917. 793
622 Nov. 27 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Discusses principal features of decree of Nov. 24 providing for a commission to pass upon claims for damages growing out of Mexican revolution from 1910 to 1917. 792
Nov. 30 From the Mexican Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Commercial relations. Don Luis Cabrera appointed special commissioner to negotiate, jointly with Mexican Ambassador, for the rescission of restrictive foreign trade measures ordered by the United States as affecting Mexico. 601
A–928 Dec. 18 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Quotes report of commander at Ciudad Juárez forwarded by Mexican Department of State; woman killed and two men wounded by American guards; requests punishment of guilty party and prevention of repetition of such acts. 548
663 Dec. 24 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Quotes statement given to the press, denying that the United States is making preparations to cope with disturbances in the Tampico oil district; requests publication in Mexico. 549
652 Dec. 28 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. El Universal repeatedly claims that Mexican food commission sent to the United States has failed and that no corn is being shipped into Mexico; public in doubt as to real situation. 601
676 1918 Jan. 3 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to make statement to press to effect that Mr. Cabrera and the Mexican Ambassador are responsible for delay of negotiations of food commission. 601
Jan. 3 From the Consul at Guaymas (tel.) Protection of Americans. Massacre by Yaqui Indians near Empalme on Jan. 2; recommended that passports be refused for Mexican west coast points south of Hermosillo and that naval vessel be kept in these waters. 667
324 Jan. 4 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Note of Dec. 18, has been sent to the War Department for investigation and appropriate action. 549
[Page LXXXII]681 1918 Jan. 4 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Protection of Americans. Instruction to request Mexican Government to take prompt steps to suppress Indians in Sonora and to furnish adequate military protection to Americans residing there. 668
673 Jan. 5 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Statement in telegram No. 676 given to press and printed in all papers except El Universal. 602
671 Jan. 5 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Protection of Americans. Foreign Office informs that military commander in region of Yaqui Valley has been ordered to afford protection to Americans. 668
685 Jan. 5 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to suggest to Mexican Government that troops be sent immediately to Sonora to restore order, and to intimate that passage could be secured over American territory. 668
675 Jan. 6 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. El Universal states that Nieto, when asked reason for delay in instructing Ambassador Bonillas, replied he could say nothing until he had conferred with President Carranza who is absent from the city. 602
676 Jan. 6 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Nieto and Pani reported ready to leave for the United States to participate in negotiations; plans are tentative pending final approval by President Carranza. 602
677 Jan. 6 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs states that one of objects of Nieto’s visit to the United States is in connection with pending conference. 602
683 Jan. 9 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Protection of Americans. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs states that Department’s suggestion of Jan. 5 has been referred to the Subsecretary of War and Marine for such action as deemed opportune. 669
Jan. 10 To the Consul at Guaymas (tel.) Same subject. Situation at Guaymas complicated by attitude of local authorities in matter of neutrality, hence Department not disposed to recommend to Navy that vessel be stationed at Guaymas; if Americans in dire distress, Department would consider advisability of sending Marines to Guaymas. 669
Jan. 14 From the Vice Consul at Mexico, D. F. Financial affairs. Text of law of payments, decreed Dec. 24, 1917. 638
[Page LXXXIII]710 Jan. 15 From the Chargé in Mexico Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Transmits text of decree prescribing regulations for carrying into effect the presidential decree creating a commission to pass upon claims for damages growing out of Mexican revolution. 796
A–1144 Jan. 22 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Mexican Consul at Tucson, Ariz., reports that an armed revolutionary expedition of Yaqui Indians is being organized, and his requests to U. S. Federal officials for assistance have met with no results; requests that investigation be made. 550
716 Jan. 23 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Department informed that under Art. 27 of Constitution foreign companies can not exploit natural riches of country; American oil companies refused permits to drill on lands owned by them; instruction to take up matter with appropriate authorities. 687
720 Jan. 25 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Border disturbances. El Democrata published an extra edition stating that the United States is perfecting arrangements for armed intervention in Mexico. 551
726 Jan. 26 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to announce publicly that story in despatch 720 is sheer fabrication and propaganda to disturb friendly relations. 552
351 Jan. 26 To the Mexican Ambassador Same subject. Quotes report of War Department on subject of Ambassador’s note of Dec. 18, 1917. 552
725 Jan. 27 From the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Note from Pani states that Art. 27 of the Constitution does not prohibit foreign capital from being invested in oil industry, but requires foreign capital to renounce its nationality and organize as Mexican companies. 687
Feb. 4 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Copies of notes of Jan. 22 and 23 have been sent to the Secretary of War and the Attorney General for appropriate action. 552
Feb. 8 From the French Ambassador Claims of American citizens against Mexico. France is of the opinion that decree of Nov. 24, 1917, does not offer adequate guaranties to foreign claimants; requests to be informed of views of the United States. 800
[Page LXXXIV]A–1294 Feb. 11 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. The Mexican Foreign Office protests against the crossing of American forces into Mexico on Dec. 29, 1917. 553
[Enclosure] Feb. 14 From the U. S. Attorney for the District of Arizona to the Attorney General Same subject. Report of investigation into activities of disaffected Mexicans in Tucson and Phoenix. 554
774 Feb. 17 To the Chargé in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Instruction to bring to attention of President Carranza chaotic conditions at Tampico and to express hope that necessary protection will be afforded American oil interests. 688
Feb. 19 From the Consul at Tampico (tel.) Same subject. Reports destruction by fire of bridges on Huasteca Railroad and other property damage, probably by Pelaez forces; confiscations by Carranza troops. 688
797 Feb. 20 From the Chargé in Mexico Same subject. Transmits copy of the argument presented by Gen. Candido Aguilar, supporting the proposed petroleum law which he submitted to Legislature, with a view to conforming to terms of Art. 27 of new Constitution. 689
798 Feb. 20 From the Chargé in Mexico Financial affairs. Transmits letter from Mr. George W. Cook, an American citizen in Mexico, expressing the belief that the new law of payments will result in injury and injustice to American citizens, and requesting advice from the Department. 642
806 Feb. 25 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Provisions of new decree fixing taxes on petroleum lands. 698
795 Feb. 25 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. refers to telegram from Tampico, Feb. 19, and instructs to request Mexican Government to return goods confiscated or compensate companies concerned. 698
391 Feb. 26 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Transmits copy of letter from U. S. Attorney for the District of Arizona to the Attorney General, reporting investigation into activities of disaffected Mexicans in Tucson and Phoenix. 554
807 Feb. 26 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Negotiations which were to have been resumed with Nieto postponed until after Cabinet meeting Thursday. 603
[Page LXXXV]804 Feb. 27 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Oil interests assert new decrees will wreek companies in Tampico fields, paralyze war contracts, and interfere with Allied naval operations; appropriate representations for suspension of decree left to own discretion. 698
805 Feb. 28 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Requests views from time to time on situation in oil fields and on political situation in Mexico City. 699
815 Mar. 1 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Learned unofficially that Cabinet did not approve Nieto’s conduct of the negotiations; will try to remove apparent misunderstanding. 603
820 Mar. 1 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Unable to estimate effect new decree will have upon oil companies; has requested 30 days’ suspension of application of decree but no reply can be given until next cabinet meeting; apprehension lest if taxes are not paid, Government will refuse clearance of oil ships. 699
815 Mar. 1 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits decree fixing taxes on petroleum lands; comments thereon. 700
822 Mar. 4 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Aguilar to continue trade negotiations assisted by Pani and Nieto; apparent lack of desire on part of Mexican officials to complete trade negotiations with the United States. 603
823 Mar. 5 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. President Carranza and Cabinet unanimously rejected memorandum of the proposed Treasury arrangement for the exportation of gold to Mexico; President Carranza will handle further discussions directly. 604
2090 Mar. 5 To the French Ambassador Claims of American citizens against Mexico. No definite position can be taken by the United States until further information is received from Mexico with reference to certain articles of the decree of Nov. 24, 1917; information has been requested. 800
819 Mar. 6 From the Ambassador in Mexico Commercial relations. Transmits formal statement given to press by Secretary of Government to effect that Mexican Government rejects tentative gold export arrangement; encloses newspaper clippings in praise and criticism of Nieto’s activities; committee headed by Aguilar will continue negotiations. 605
[Page LXXXVI]403 Mar. 8 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Result of investigation of Attorney General regarding organization of Yaqui Indians at Tucson. 555
[Quoted in tel.] Mar.8[?] From the Mexican Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Commercial relations. Mexican Government rejects results of conference at Washington with regard to trade intercourse, and communicates the basis for further negotiations which Mexican Government considers equitable. 616
828 Mar. 8 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Quotes note of Mar. 8[?] from Minister of Foreign Affairs. 616
831 Mar. 8 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Requests to be informed if Department wishes to renew negotiations in Mexico; believes negotiations should be resumed in Washington, although President Carranza will not give his agents full power and everything will have to be referred to him for approval. 616
470 Mar. 8 To the Ambassador in Mexico Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Discusses presidential decree providing for the appointment of a commission to pass upon claims, and requests additional information on several provisions. 801
264 Mar. 12 From the British Ambassador Same subject. Inquires as to views of the United States upon effect of decree of Nov. 24, 1917. 806
832 Mar. 13 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Foreign Office states matter of confiscation of American goods and money at Tampico brought to attention of Secretary of War so that orders might be issued to afford adequate guaranties and to avoid further depredations. 704
883 Mar. 15 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Enumerates considerations governing attitude of the United States toward renewal of negotiations on export of foodstuffs and gold. 617
883 Mar. 15 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. U. S. Government, respecting property rights of Mexican citizens in the United States, expects reciprocal treatment of American citizens in Mexico; can not acquiesce in any action by Mexican Government to appropriate legitimate vested American interests. 704
[Page LXXXVII] Mar. 16 From the French Ambassador Financial affairs. French Government believes foreign capital put in jeopardy by creation of one bank of issue under Carrancista Constitution; asks what measures the U. S. Government would be willing to take. 644
872 Mar. 17 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Official statement of Secretary of Fomento on Art. 27 of Constitution seems to indicate intention of Mexican Government to annul all private property rights to petroleum. 705
874 Mar. 18 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Reply to Foreign Office has been made along lines indicated by Department’s 883 of Mar. 15. 619
[Enclosure] Mar. 18 From the American Ambassador to the Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Same subject. Acknowledges note advising that results of Washington negotiations regarding export restrictions are unacceptable, and expresses desire to cooperate and to renew negotiations at any time. 622
844 Mar. 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits an editorial from El Pueblo, justifying President Carranza’s refusal to approve Mr. Nieto’s arrangements for gold exports from the United States. 620
895 Mar. 19 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Views of the U. S. Government on decree of Feb. 19, including statement that necessity may arise to impel it to protect the property of its citizens in Mexico. 705
30 Mar. 19 To the British Ambassador Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Further information has been requested from the Mexican Government with relation to meaning of certain articles of decree of Nov. 24, 1917; no definite position will be taken respecting decree until Department is more fully advised in premises. 806
852 Mar. 20 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits the opinion of the Secretary of Agriculture and Fomento as to interpretation of Art. 27 of Constitution of 1917 and suggests that any proposed representations be delayed until the bill to put this article into effect seems likely to be passed by Mexican Congress. 707
901 Mar. 21 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Federal Reserve Board requests opinion as to best method of minimizing gold exports into Mexico; tentative plan embodied in quoted memorandum. 621
[Page LXXXVIII]890 Mar. 21 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Asks what attitude American oil companies will take toward payment of new petroleum taxes; believes that oil companies should exhaust all legal remedies before matter is brought officially to attention of Mexican Government; requests instructions. 711
Mar. 25 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Returns note No. A–1294 of Feb. 11, to afford opportunity to couch it in terms more consonant with diplomatic usage between friendly nations. 555
909 Mar. 27 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Requests approval of proposed reply to note of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs asking views of the U. S. Government on bases suggested by the Mexican Government for commercial intercourse. 621
868 Mar. 27 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits copy of note of Mar. 18 to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, acknowledging his note advising that the results of the Washington negotiations regarding export restrictions are unacceptable, and expressing a desire to cooperate and renew negotiations at any time. 622
925 Mar. 28 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Financial affairs. refers to desire of French Government for joint representations regarding bank of issue; requests views on measures considered advisable for the United States to take. 644
926 Mar. 28 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Approves proposed reply to the Mexican Government as outlined in despatch 909, Mar. 27. 623
[Enclosure] Mar. 29 From the American Ambassador to the Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Requests information on certain phases of decree of Nov. 24, 1917, establishing a claims commission. 807
[Enclosure] Mar. 29 From the Commanding General of the Southern Department to the Adjutant General Border disturbances. Report on pursuit of Mexican raiders and destruction of Pilares ranch. 556
Mar. 30 From the Secretary of War Same subject. Transmits copy of telegram of Mar. 29, from the Commanding General, Southern Department. 556
[Page LXXXIX][Enclosure] Mar. 30 From the American Ambassador to the Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Commercial relations. The United States accepts in principle the bases for commercial intercourse suggested by Mexico, but due to exigencies of war is unable to export certain articles. 623
936 Apr. 1 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Decree reported as recently issued providing that, if statements are not submitted in accordance with Art. 14, owners and lessees will not be permitted to perform any work of development. 712
931 Apr. 2 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. American operators would not be prejudiced against compliance with provisions of new circular which is being sent to the Department. 712
886 Apr. 2 From the Ambassador in Mexico Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Transmits copy of note of Mar. 29 to Foreign Office, requesting information on certain phases of decree of Nov. 24, 1917, establishing; a claims commission. 807
[Enclosure] Apr. 2 From the American Ambassador to the Mexican Secretary of. State for Foreign Affairs Protection of American oil interests. Formal protest against enforcement of the decree of Feb. 19. 713
889 Apr. 3 From the Ambassador in Mexico Commercial relations. Transmits copy of his note to the Foreign Office, stating the United States accepts in principle the bases for commercial intercourse suggested by Mexico, but due to exigencies of war unable to export certain articles. 623
890 Apr. 3 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits copy of note of Apr. 2 to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, protesting against enforcement of the decree of Feb. 19; also Circular No. 5 of the Department of Industry, Commerce, and Labor, clarifying Art. 14 of that decree. 712
A–1580 Apr. 3 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Protests violation of Mexican territory by destruction of Pilares ranch on Mar. 29. 556
504 Apr. 4 To the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Instruction to inform Foreign Office that the United States can not be expected to recognize right of Mexico to apply objectionable terms of decree of Dec. 24, 1917, to American citizens. 645
[Page XC]948 Apr. 4 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Comments on opinions expressed by the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Fomento regarding Art. 27 of the Mexican Constitution, with instruction to enter solemn and emphatic protest if he has spoken for the Mexican Government. 715
[Enclosure] Apr. 6 From the Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Commercial relations. Requests free importation from the United States of articles enumerated on attached list. 624
Apr. 6 From the Belgian Minister Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Requests attitude of the United States with reference to decree of Nov. 24, 1917. 807
950 Apr. 8 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Requests instruction if Department desires additional protest to be made. 716
Apr. 9 To the Belgian Minister Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Further information has been requested from the Mexican Government with reference to decree of Nov. 24, 1917; no definite position can be taken until information is received. 807
902 Apr. 10 From the Ambassador in Mexico Commercial relations. Transmits note of April 6 from the Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs requesting free importation from the United States of articles enumerated on an attached list. 624
A–1620 Apr. 11 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Disavows any intention of injuring susceptibilities of the Government of the United States in his note of Feb. 11. 557
972 Apr. 14 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Minister for Foreign Affairs believes border difficulties are fomented by enemies of Mexican Government in the United States; Mexico is not seeking a quarrel with the United States; Mexican troops ordered not to fire at persons on American side; hopes similar orders will be given U. S. troops. 557
Apr. 14 From the Consul at Tampico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Oil companies complaining of threatening attitude of Government troops in southern oil fields; outrage on Americans causing some to leave oil fields; trouble believed outgrowth of border situation. 716
[Page XCI]442 Apr. 15 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Acknowledges note of Apr. 11; advises that proper investigation will be made of incident therein referred to. 558
Apr. 15 From the Consul at Tampico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Outrages by Government forces continue and fields are being abandoned; suspicion prevalent that German influence at work. 716
A–1667 Apr. 16 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Reports firing on Mexican soldiers at Guadalupe by American troops; requests matter be brought to attention of proper authorities. 558
Apr. 17 To the Secretary of War Same subject. Mexican troops have been given strict orders against firing across American border; advisable to renew instructions to American troops against firing except in self-defense and not to permit them to pursue Mexican bandits farther than the border-line. 559
986 Apr. 17 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. The United States desires to improve border conditions and is giving matter serious consideration with a view to issuance of renewed instructions to military authorities. 560
981 Apr. 17 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Quotes message from Federal Reserve Board requesting opinion as to the feasibility of new plan to decrease exports of gold into Mexico. 626
924 Apr. 17 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Nothing can be accomplished at present time by individual or joint protest against the law governing the Mexican bank of issue. 626
985 Apr. 17 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Instruction to bring situation in Tampico oil fields to attention of Mexican Government and request protection of American life and property. 716
979 Apr. 18 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Approves plan outlined by Federal Reserve Board in Department’s Apr. 17 as desirable and feasible. 626
A–1791 Apr. 19 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Reports activities of several revolutionary leaders on the border of the United States and requests that they be punished for violation of neutrality laws. 560
983 Apr. 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Representations made to Mexican Government; General Dieguez ordered to oil fields for protection of interests. 717
[Page XCII]A–1799 Apr. 20 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. La Republica, El Paso, Tex., asserts that the U. S. Government has officially declared it will have nothing to do with the present Mexican administration; declaration of Government’s attitude is requested. 561
952 Apr. 24 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Transmits presidential decree issued Apr. 13, establishing a Federal tax on payments on mortgages signed prior to Apr. 15, 1913. 646
959 Apr. 24 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits text of presidential decree of Apr. 13, lifting moratorium on interest charges and on 25 per cent of the principal. 648
958 Apr. 24 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits regulations of the Department of Hacienda prescribing declarations to be made under Art. 9 of decree of Feb. 19, preliminary to payment of taxes on petroleum lands. 717
997 Apr. 25 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Financial affairs. Attitude of the United States toward loan to Mexico by private American banking group. 653
A–1827 Apr. 26 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Reports made by Mexican Consul General at El Paso regarding firing upon Mexican troops at Guadalupe indicate that American troops started the firing. 562
1005 Apr. 27 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to point out to the Mexican Government that presence of their augmented forces opposite Big Bend district places in their hands the matter of preventing further raids from the Mexican side. 562
Apr. 29 To the French Ambassador Financial affairs. Present time not considered opportune to make representations to Mexico regarding Art. 10 of the bill for the creation of a sole bank of issue. 653
May 1 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Investigation shows firing by American guards justified in encounter of Jan. 25 between smugglers and troops guarding international boundary in neighborhood of El Paso. 562
985 May 1 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits Circular No. 14 of the Department of Hacienda, fixing term for presentation of declarations and payment of taxes on petroleum lands and leases established by decree of Feb. 19. 718
[Page XCIII]993 May 6 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits Circular No. 15 of the Department of Hacienda, prescribing that royalty tax for March and April shall be paid in cash. 718
1047 May 8 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Border disturbances. Telegram quoted from Commanding Officer, Southern Department, May 1, reporting patrol attacked by Mexicans who were on American side of Rio Grande near Neville ranch; no casualties; instruction to bring to attention of Mexican Government. 563
472 May 9 To the Mexican Ambassador Same subject. Denies press reports concerning attitude of U. S. Government toward present Mexican administration. 563
A–1890 May 9 From the Mexican Ambassador Same subject. Repeats protest against burning of Pilares ranch and requests that sufferers be paid for losses. 564
544 May 14 To the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Instruction that the Mexican Government be requested to direct Mexican military authorities along the border to prevent firing across international boundary by Mexican soldiers, and stop raids upon American soil. 565
1024 May 14 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits Circular No. 18 of the Department of Hacienda, correcting Circular No. 15. 719
1070 May 14 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. President Carranza has referred certain features of petroleum law to a commission for study and revision. 719
1068 May 15 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Border disturbances. Instruction to inform Mexican Government that U. S. troops ordered not to fire upon any person on Mexican side of boundary unless fired upon first or except in self-defense; upon receipt of specific data regarding offenders, appropriate action will be taken. 565
1044 May 15 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Reports interview with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs regarding the petroleum decree of Feb. 19. 720
483 May 17 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Investigation of occurrence referred to in notes of Apr. 16 and 26, shows that firing was started by Mexican soldiers and returned by American patrol. 566
[Page XCIV]1078 May 17 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Time for filing manifests called for by Art. 14 of decree of Feb. 19 extended until July 31; Cabinet will give representatives of petroleum interests opportunity to be heard. 720
1085 May 18 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Department pleased to note deterrent effect of its protests and trusts that President Carranza will see advisability of radically modifying decree. 721
485 May 21 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Further reply to note No. 1620 of Apr. 11; the American troops which crossed the boundary into Mexico were in pursuit of Mexican raiders; Government hopes stop will be put to activities of raiders. 566
May 21 To the Mexican Ambassador Same subject. refers to his note of Apr. 19, and states that proper United States authorities in Texas are keeping in close touch with movements of Gen. Francisco Coss and others. 568
1051 May 22 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits decree extending until July 31 the time within which statements required by Art. 14 of decree of Feb. 19 may be filed. 721
1063 May 28 From the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Foreign Office states that Mexicans referred to in Department’s telegram of May 8, were outlaws, and orders have been issued to pursue them actively. 568
1078 May 29 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Reports satisfactory interview between Messrs. Garfield and Rhoades, representatives of American oil companies in Mexico, and President Carranza, on subject of petroleum decree. 722
1092 June 5 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Messrs. Garfield and Rhoades leaving for New York; Mr. Garfield will call at the Department; Mexican Government apparently will insist upon its interpretation of Art. 27, and upon its ownership of subsoil petroleum deposits thereunder. 723
June 7 Address of President Wilson to visiting Mexican editors Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Outline of the policy of the administration. 577
1144 June 7 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of Americans. Instruction to bring to attention of the Mexican Government the necessity of dispersing bands of Indians in Yaqui Valley. 569
[Page XCV] June 11 From the Peruvian Minister Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Quotes despatch from Minister of Foreign Affairs expressing the satisfaction of Peruvian Government over address of President Wilson, and announcing decision to participate in agreement contemplated. 580
1168 June 12 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. President Carranza favorably impressed by President Wilson’s speech; hopes it will be corroborated by subsequent events. 580
1121 June 12 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits copies of correspondence exchanged between Messrs. Garfield and Rhoades and the Secretary of Industry, Commerce, and Labor, regarding the petroleum decree of Feb. 19. 723
1170 June 13 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Mexican Government has published U. S. note of Apr. 2, protesting against petroleum decree; apparently an attempt to destroy effect of President Wilson’s speech. 732
June 14 From the Chargé in Chile (tel.) Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Reports comments of press on President Wilson’s speech to Mexican newspaper men. 581
589 June 15 To the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Summarizes War Department reports concerning nine incursions of Mexicans into United States territory, and depredations committed. Instructions to make formal or informal representations to Mexican Government, if expedient. 568
June 15 From the Consul General at Guayaquil Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Transmits editorial regarding President Wilson’s speech to the Mexican newspaper men, and expresses satisfaction at change in sentiment toward the United States. 581
1189 June 17 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Reports comments of press on President Wilson’s speech to Mexican newspaper men. 583
June 17 From the Ambassador in Argentina (tel.) Same subject. Reports comments of press on President Wilson’s speech to Mexican newspaper men. 583
1135 June 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits summaries of press comments on President Wilson’s speech and the Embassy’s note of Apr. 2. 584
[Page XCVI]1136 June 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits a copy of the memorial presented to President Carranza by Mexican petroleum landowners. 733
1192 June 21 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Financial affairs. Requests list of funds seized from banks under decree of Sept. 15, 1916, and disposition which Mexican Government has made of such funds. 654
1210 June 21 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Summarizes editorial comment on note of Apr. 2. 736
1196 June 24 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Discusses means of demonstrating to Mexican people in concrete terms the sincerity of President Wilson’s expressions of friendship; requests views as to appropriate action. 568
1156 June 26 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits summaries of articles on President Wilson’s speech and Embassy’s note of Apr. 2; comments on Mexico’s attitude. 588
1167 June 26 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Contains list of funds seized from banks by Mexican Government, which it is understood have been used to cover monthly deficits of Government expenses. 654
1220 June 29 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Quotes statement issued to the press regarding Mexico’s attitude with reference to the speech of President Wilson and Embassy’s note. 593
1238 June 30 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Summarizes press comments regarding the Monroe Doctrine and the Carranza Doctrine. 593
1243 July 1 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of telegram No. 1220; reports publication in Mexican papers of statement transmitted therein. 594
1178 July 1 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Interview with President Carranza regarding President Wilson’s speech and desire of United States to act in accordance therewith. 594
1183 July 2 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Approximately 50,000,000 pesos taken from Banco de Londres y México by the Mexican Government. 655
[Enclosure] July 4 From President Meléndez of Salvador to President Wilson Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Congratulates President Wilson upon his speech to Mexican editors and assures him of the cooperation and good will of Salvador. 597
[Page XCVII]1240 July 6 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Enumerates articles that will be licensed for export into Mexico, and instructs to give announcement to press, making it clear that goods not imperatively needed by Mexico should continue to be exported to the United States and that goods exported to Mexico from the United States should not be reexported. 627
1260 July 9 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Quotes proposed statement to Mexican press with regard to articles to be exported into Mexico from the United States. 629
519 July 10 To the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Matter of burning of Pilares ranch is receiving Department’s serious consideration. 571
July 10 To the Secretary of War Same subject. Suggests that orders given to officers along border be so modified as to prevent American soldiers from entering Mexico or firing across the border without specific orders in each case from War Department. 571
1263 July 11 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Commercial relations. Reports publication of statement of the Embassy regarding exports from United States. 630
July 15 From the Secretary of War Border disturbances. Undesirable from military standpoint to instruct American soldiers that, when being fired upon by Mexiicans, they are not to return the fire, but must ask the War Department for permission to do so. 572
1230 July 17 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Transmits a supplemental list of dates, amounts, and character of specie taken from the Banco de Londres y México by the Mexican Government. 655
1219 July 17 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits administrative regulalations for enforcing Art. 14 of the petroleum decree of Feb. 19; apparently indicating determination of the Mexican Government to carry into effect the provisions of Art. 27 of the Constitution. 736
July 18 From the Salvadoran Chargé Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Transmits letter from the President of Salvador to President Wilson, expressing congratulations upon the President’s speech to Mexican editors, and assurances of cooperation and good will. 597
1241 July 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits decree of July 8, imposing a tax on petroleum claims. 742
[Page XCVIII] July 20 From Mr. Harold Walker to the Counselor for the Department of State Same subject. In view of regulations issued for putting into effect decree of Feb. 19, American oil producers desire definite assurance that the U. S. Government will protect them against confiscatory measures. Memorandum enclosed. 743
July 22 Circular to Consular Officers in Mexico Commercial relations. Transmits memorandum interpreting wishes of the President and policy of Department toward Mexico; asks information by cable and despatch as to conditions in consular districts. 630
1922 July 26 From the Consul at Vera Cruz Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Transmits appreciative editorial published in Los Sucesos, concerning President Wilson’s policy. 598
1323 July 30 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Instruction to seek an early and satisfactory reply from the Mexican Government to note of Mar. 29 regarding claims commission; friendly relations would be promoted by impartial commission. 808
July 31 To the Minister in Salvador (tel.) Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Transmits message from President Wilson to be conveyed to President Meléndez. 600
1273 July 31 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits copy of the official announcement of modifications and interpretations of the petroleum land tax law, and the decrees of May and July; the intention of legislation by decree is to give effect to Art. 27 of the 1917 Constitution. 745
1275 July 31 From the Ambassador in Mexico Claims of American citizens against Mexico. No reply has been received from Mexican Government relative to claims commission. 808
Aug. 4 From the committee representing the oil producers in Mexico to the Assistant Counselor for the Department of State (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Transmits telegram sent to Chief of Oil Division of Fuel Administration, protesting against the action of the Mexican Government and requesting the U. S. Government to express its desires as to the action they should take for its best interests. 749
466 Aug. 5 From the Consul at Tampico Protection of Americans. Transmits descriptive statements of bandit outrages occurring from Aug. 15, 1917, to June 30, 1918, throughout Tampico oil fields. 670
[Page XCIX]1291 Aug. 6 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits list of American citizens who have received personal injuries at hands of Mexicans since February 1917, and a list of American citizens murdered. 689
Aug. 7 From the Consul at Tampico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Oil companies warned that persons connected with Mexican Government will denounce through third parties valuable oil properties not manifested by present holders within time allowed. 750
1283 Aug. 7 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits new petroleum decree of July 31, and copy of formal protest of British Government against decree of Feb. 19; requests instructions as to renewal of protest by the United States. 750
1357 Aug. 12 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Instruction to request extension of time for putting decrees into effect; and to point out apprehension of the United States as to effect of decrees upon rights of American citizens, and the necessity which may arise to impel their protection. 754
1365 Aug. 14 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Notify all oil companies except Texas Co. not to file manifestations but to apply for amparo in Mexico City and Vera Cruz before Aug. 20. 755
1306 Aug. 14 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits copy of reply of the Mexican Government to the protest of the British Government against decree of Feb. 19. 756
1312 Aug. 14 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Reports interview with President Carranza and transmits decrees of Aug. 8, 9, and 12. 757
[Enclosure] Aug. 17 From the Mexican Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Same subject. Reply to protest of Apr. 2 and to request for postponement of operation of various decrees. 767
1337 Aug. 21 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits copy of note of Aug. 17, from the Mexican Government; also copy of British note of Aug. 20, protesting against decrees issued since Feb. 19. Acute crisis has been avoided. 766
Aug. 21 From the Consul at Tampico (tel.) Protection of Americans. Bandits attack terminals of Eureka Coast Oil Co. and Corona Co. 682
[Page C]1405 Aug. 26 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subjects Instruction to request Mexican Government to extend adequate protection for American life and property against bandits in oil fields. 682
1374 Sept. 4 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Transmits Circular No. 38 of the Department of the Treasury and Public Credit, concerning the settlement of debts under the terms of the law of payments of Apr. 13. 656
1385 Sept. 4 From the Ambassador in Mexico Message of President Carranza to the Mexican Congress, Sept. 1, 1918. Transmits a copy of the message with translations of extracts. 632
687 Sept. 9 To the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Instruction to state to Foreign Office that certain provisions of Arts. 3 and 9 of the law of payments of Apr. 13 are open to objection. 658
A–2833 Sept. 10 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Protests violation of Mexican territory by entrance of American soldiers into El Mulato. 572
690 Sept. 10 To the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of Americans. Transmits list of outrages upon American citizens submitted by the Consul at Tampico with instruction to present it to President Carranza and ask what steps he plans to take for the protection of American citizens. 682
1492 Oct. 9 From the Chargé in Mexico Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Transmits decree dated Oct. 1, which cancels that of Dec. 24, 1917, concerning regulations for the application of the decree of Nov. 24, 1917. 809
[Enclosure] Oct. 28 From the Mexican Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Chargé Protection of Americans. Expresses regret at crimes against American citizens in Tampico district and assures that proper protection will be given. 683
1572 Oct. 31 From the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Presentation of Department’s instruction of June 15 delayed; since border conditions have improved, bringing incidents to notice of Mexican Government now would serve no useful purpose. 572
675 Nov. 2 To the Mexican Ambassador Same subject. Unauthorized entry into El Mulato by American soldiers has been punished. 573
[Enclosure] Nov. 5 From the War Department Same subject. Calls attention to incursions of Mexican troops into the United States and firing on American troops. 574
[Page CI][Quoted in instruction] Nov. 5 From the War Department Same subject. Calls attention to organization of small bands by Carrancistas for purpose of crossing border and stealing horses and cattle. 575
[Enclosure] Nov. 7 From the Mexican Acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Financial affairs. Transmits a memorandum of the Mexican Department of the Treasury regarding the laws of payments. 659
A–3353 Nov. 8 From the Mexican Ambassador Border disturbances. Reports alleged killing, by American soldiers, of Guadalupe Machuca, and requests investigation. 574
1619 Nov. 8 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Requests telegraphic report on status of proposed claims commission, and attitude of other governments towards commission. 813
1566 Undated [Rec’d Nov. 9] From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of Americans. Transmits note of Oct. 28 from the Foreign Office, expressing regret at crimes against American citizens in Tampico district and assuring that proper protection will be given. 683
771 Nov. 14 To the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Letter from the War Department quoted, reporting incursions of Mexican troops into the United States and firing on American troops. Instruction to bring to attention of Mexican Government and request that steps be taken to prevent recurrence. 574
1710 Nov. 15 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Reports no reply received from Foreign Office relative to claims commission, and gives attitudes of other governments towards commission. 813
1611 Nov. 20 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits presidential decree of Nov. 14, extending time for denouncement of oil claims. 771
1612 Nov. 20 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Prospect is fair for a satisfactory solution of petroleum difficulties as a result of the negotiations. 772
782 Nov. 22 To the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Letter from the War Department quoted, reporting organization of small bands by Carrancistas for the purpose of crossing border and stealing horses and cattle. Instruction to lay matter before Mexican Government and request prompt action to improve lawless conditions. 575
[Page CII]1656 Nov. 22 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Instruction to press Mexican Government for favorable reply to representations made regarding claims commission. 813
572 Nov. 23 From the Vice Consul at Tampico Protection of Americans. Transmits copy of joint protest made by several oil companies to chief of military operations in district, against the commandeering of property by military authorities. 683
1750 Nov. 25 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. No reply to Embassy’s notes has been received from Foreign Office; member of claims commission states meetings have been held and hopes to begin consideration of individual claims in near future. 814
789 Nov. 26 To the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Approves action as outlined in despatch No. 1572 of Oct. 31. 575
1668 Nov. 29 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Repeats request regarding efforts being made to obtain reply from Foreign Office to representations made. 814
[Enclosure] Nov. 29 From the Mexican Acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Same subject. Reply to note of Mar. 29, regarding certain phases of decree providing for a claims commission. 815
1639 Dec. 3 From the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Transmits a text of proposed new petroleum law presented to the Mexican Congress by President Carranza on Nov. 23. 772
Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Mexican Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n
586 Dec. 7 From the Consul at Tampico Protection of Americans. Opinion as to promises of Mexican Government and causes of situation in Tampico district. 685
1656 Dec. 11 From the Ambassador in Mexico Claims of American citizens against Mexico. Transmits copy of reply of Mexican Government to note of Mar. 29, regarding certain phases of decree providing for a claims commission; comments thereon. 814
799 Dec. 13 To the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of American oil interests. Expresses pleasure of Government over improvement in situation; transmits note to Mexican Government restating position of the United States on principles involved in petroleum decrees. 784
[Page CIII]801 Dec. 13 To the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of Americans. Instruction to make appropriate representations to the Mexican Government in the case of the joint protest of oil companies made to Gen. Caesar Lopez de Lara. 686
[Enclosure] Dec. 14 From the Mexican Acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the American Ambassador Border disturbances. Rigid investigation will be made of activities of organized bands of Mexicans in Big Bend district. 576
1665 Dec. 14 From the Ambassador in Mexico Financial affairs. Transmits a note from the Mexican Government and enclosures mentioned therein, giving reasons for issue of the laws of payments. 659
1717 Dec. 14 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Requests opinion as to whether protest should not now be made against proposed legislation. 789
1817 Dec. 16 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. In view of recent developments, approves making a protest and requests instruction as to matters to be included. 789
1678 Dec. 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico Border disturbances. Transmits note from Foreign Office, stating that rigid investigation will be made of activities of organized bands of Mexicans in Big Bend district. 576
1740 Dec. 21 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Instruction as to form of protest against bill approving petroleum decrees. 790
1858 Dec. 25 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Chamber has approved President’s exercise of powers in finance with exception of decrees relative to public charity and import tax on paper. 790
808 Dec. 26 To the Ambassador in Mexico Protection of Americans. Instruction to bring to attention of Mexican Government the reported lack of improvement in the Tampico district, and renew request for adequate protection there. 686
1860 Dec. 26 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Requests additional instructions as to the nature of the protests and representations to be made to the Mexican Government; makes suggestions. 790
1862 Dec. 27 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Mexican Cabinet extends period for preferential denouncement of petroleum lands. 791
1752 Dec. 27 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Same subject. Department approves of making urgent representations as suggested in telegram No. 1860. 791
[Page CIV][Enclosure] Dec. 28 From the American Ambassador to the Mexican Acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Same subject. Renews protests against petroleum decrees. 792
Dec. 30 To the Mexican Chargé Border disturbances. Investigation shows that Guadalupe Machuca was killed after American patrol had been fired upon by Mexicans. 576
1872 Dec. 31 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) Protection of American oil interests. Mexican Congress has approved the Executive’s use of special powers in finance and has granted him special powers to raise or lower import and export duties. 791
1692 Dec. 31 From the Ambassador in Mexico Same subject. Transmits copy of note addressed to the Foreign Office, renewing protests against petroleum decrees. 791

NETHERLANDS

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
322 1918 Apr. 4 To the Minister in the Netherlands.
Mutatis mutandis, to Spain
Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of March 4, 1915. Instruction to give formal notice to the Netherland Government of the abrogation of the treaty of Jan. 19, 1839. 3
323 Apr. 4 To the Minister in the Netherlands Same subject. Instruction to give formal notice to the Netherland Government of the abrogation of the treaty of May 23, 1878. 4
[Enclosure] June 3 The Netherland Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of formal notice of abrogation of the treaties of Jan. 19, 1839, and May 23, 1878. 5
1375 June 10 From the Minister in the Netherlands Same subject. Transmits copies of notes addressed to the Netherland Government and its reply, regarding the abrogation of the treaties of Jan. 19, 1839, and May 23, 1878. 5
Dec. 5 To the Minister in the Netherlands Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Netherland Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n
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NICARAGUA

[For the papers on the boundary dispute between Honduras and Nicaragua, see Honduras.]

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] 1917 June 18 From the Commissioner on Public Credit in Nicaragua Financial affairs. Report on accomplishments of commission during first three months of existence. 823
383 June 19 From the Minister in Nicaragua Same subject. Transmits first interim report of the Commission on Public Credit. 823
[Enclosure] Nov. 20 From the Commission on Public Credit to the Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs Same subject. Preliminary report of activities to date. 834
1918 Jan. 8 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Don Octaviano César designated as Nicaraguan member of High Commission; President Chamorro requests that the United States appointments be made. 825
Jan. 14 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Announces appointment of Mr. A. F. Lindberg, as American member of High Commission, and Professor Jenks as umpire; instructions to cable results of reports of Debt Commission, and advice as to exact sum in hands of Nicaraguan Government to pay all claims. 825
Jan. 14 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Requests opinion as to the matter of paying $50,000 to Minister of Finance to cover 1917 budget. 826
Jan. 21 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Nicaraguan Government has authorized bond issue of $4,000,000; approximate total of Debt Commission awards is $5,200,000 comprised of summarized items. 826
Jan. 21 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Proposes procedure for meeting of budget deficit, provided approval of Department is given. 827
473 Jan. 29 From the Minister in Nicaragua Same subject. Transmits text of bond law passed by Nicaraguan Congress Dec. 14, 1917; provisions in accordance with financial plan; bond service to be supervised by High Commission. 828
Jan. 31 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Further information desired before sanctioning approval of payments for deficit; appears advisable that High Commission should decide upon payments in same way as other payments; Department concurs in belief that payments should begin as soon as possible. 831
[Page CVI] Feb. 4 From the Commissioner on Public Credit in Nicaragua Same subject. Transmits statement of principles on which awards were based, and joint report presented by the Commission on Public Credit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs which was not signed by Minister of Finance because of disagreement with principle of elimination of unpaid interest from claims. 832
Feb. 7 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Suggests possible way by which Nicaragua could pay the budget deficit; Government willing for High Commission to supervise payment; information concerning payment of certain claims. 837
Feb. 9 From the Commissioner on Public Credit in Nicaragua Same subject. Interim Report No. 3 of the Commission on Public Credit. 838
Mar. 6 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Requests list of American creditors, names of those to whom awards have been made, and amounts of awards; asks whether provision has been made for signing of waivers; requests text of waiver and report on American claims rejected. 840
Mar. 11 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Supplies list of American creditors, etc., requested by Department. 840
Mar. 21 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. High Commission and creditors urge that Department authorize the High Commission to begin early payment of awards to relieve economic situation. 841
Mar. 21 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Requests information regarding claims rejected by the Debt Commission; unable to consent to immediate distribution of cash; instruction to inform General Chamorro that delay is due to desire of the United States that nothing be left for decision at a later time. 842
Mar. 26 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. List of claims rejected by Debt Commission, with grounds for rejection; statement of total awards, cash available, and bonds authorized; disappointment at delay in payment evinced by General Chamorro. 843
[Page CVII] Apr. 2 From the Commissioner on Public Credit in Nicaragua Same subject. Interim Report No. 4 of the Commission on Public Credit, transmitting certified awards in connection with American claims disallowed, and stating position of commission regarding them; appeal of High Commission to Department of State for authorization to begin payments on awards. 845
Apr. 3 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Consent of Department to immediate payment of awards; instruction regarding payment of Groce claim. 847
Apr. 5 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject, Statement regarding reserve fund in excess of awards of Commission on Public Credit; request for information regarding amount held in U. S. Treasury subject to order of High Commission; suggestion that Collector General of Customs will be notified to transfer funds held by him to High Commission and Nicaraguan Government will be so informed, if Department desires. 847
Apr. 19 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Procedure for transfer of treaty moneys and customs revenues to the High Commission for payment of awards of Commission on Public Credit. 848
Apr. 20 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. Department disposed to acquiesce in use of customs revenues for Nov. and Dec. for payment of deficit, contingent on agreement of High Commission. 848
Apr. 25 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Transmits text of telegram of April 23 to the Chargé in Costa Rica, denying any intention of recognizing Tinoco régime. 257n
May 6 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Financial affairs. Nicaraguan Government and High Commission have been informed to proceed with payments on claims. 849
May 30 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. President Chamorro considers abnormal situation in Costa Rica as menace to Nicaragua and desires to know attitude of Department on best solution. 264
June 4 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. The Department appreciates President Chamorro’s expression of friendship; feels that patience should be exercised towards Costa Rica; is considering suggestion that ships cease calling at Costa Rican ports. 265
[Page CVIII]215 July 12 To the Minister in Nicaragua Financial affairs. Department reserves for later consideration cases of claims rejected by the commission and awards rejected by claimants; no assurance can be given as to attitude toward dissatisfied claimants; instruction to request Nicaraguan Government to so inform Mr. Lindberg. 849
Nov. 4 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Instruction to recall to President Chamorro attitude of the United States towards armed action against Costa Rica; quotes telegram to Honduras, Nov. 4. 270
Nov. 6 From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.) Same subject. President advises that Honduran Government had agreed to plan for armed action against Costa Rica, but in view of Department’s declaration, Nicaragua will abandon plan. 271
619 Dec. 24 From the Chargé in Nicaragua Message of President Chamorro to the Nicaraguan Congress. Transmits copy of message. 819

NORWAY

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
180 1917 Dec. 28 To the Minister in Norway Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of March 4, 1915. Instruction to give formal notice to the Norwegian Government of the abrogation of the treaty of July 4, 1827. 5
[Enclosure] 1918 Feb. 5 From the Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Same subject. Requests reconsideration of the denunciation of the treaty of July 4, 1827. 7
679 Feb. 10 From the Minister in Norway Same subject. Transmits note of Feb. 5 from the Norwegian Government. 7
Mar. 7 From the Norwegian Minister Arbitration convention of Apr. 4, 1908. The Norwegian Government desires to extend the convention for five years. 850
409 Mar. 23 To the Norwegian Minister Same subject. Accepts draft agreement for extension of convention. 850
234 May 31 To the Minister in Norway Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of March 4, 1915. Instruction to advise the Norwegian Government that denunciation of the treaty of July 4, 1827, is final. 8
[Page CIX]Treaty Series No. 632 July 12 Agreement Arbitration convention of Apr. 4, 1908. Agreement between the United States and Norway extending the duration of the arbitration convention for five years. 851

PANAMA

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1917 Dec. 31 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Volio discouraged; still planning to invade Costa Rica from Nicaragua, if the United States does not object; believes Tinoco will never yield voluntarily. 229
1918 Jan. 3 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Reports intention of Volio party to proceed to Nicaragua on S. S. Peru, and requests instruction whether to permit departure. 229
Jan. 5 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Inadvisable to permit Volio party to proceed to Nicaragua. 230
Jan. 13 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio promises to abide by will of the United States; report received that Tinoco would declare war on Germany in return for U. S. recognition and would withdraw in favor of man acceptable to Volio. 231
Feb. 27 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio begging to leave; plans to invade Costa Rica from Nicaragua; instruction requested. 242
Mar. 2 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio’s associates slipped away; may be arrested at David, Panama, if Department desires; Volio still in Panama; instructions requested. 246
Mar. 4 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Volio and associates may not be forbidden to leave Republic of Panama if they depart as individuals. 246
Mar. 4 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Department cannot recommend Volio be held if he desires to leave Panama as a private citizen. 247
Apr. 4 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Rumored Volio expedition consists of ten men who plan to enter Puntarenas sepapately; strong sentiment in that province against Tinoco because of Guell murder. Tinoco has cabled his representative in Panama to file formal protest with American Minister. 253
[Page CX] Apr. 7 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Panaman authorities arrested 11 of revolutionists. Tinoco cables Clare that he has dispatched 1,000 men and asks names of those in Panama who aided revolutionists. 254
Apr. 12 From the Minister in Panama (tel.) Same subject. Revolutionists brought here last night with exception of Volio, who has evaded authorities; Clare instructed to thank Government for detaining them. Quesada on way to Panama to visit mother. 255
[Enclosure] Apr. 13 From the Panaman Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the American Minister Claims of American citizens injured during the Cocoa Grove riot of Feb. 14, 1915. Transmits report of investigations made by Panaman judicial authorities. 855
Apr. 25 To the Minister in Panama (tel.) Costa Rica—Political affairs. Transmits text of telegram of Apr. 23 to the Chargé in Costa Rica, denying any intention of recognizing Tinoco régime. 257
1932 Apr. 29 From the Minister in Panama Claims of American citizens injured during the Cocoa Grove riot of Feb. 14, 1915. Summary of investigation of Panaman authorities based on court documents; further proceedings indefinitely suspended. 853
1990 June 19 From the Chargé in Panama Same subject. Transmits note of Apr. 13, from Panaman Secretary for Foreign Affairs, with report of investigations made by Panaman judicial authorities. 854
547 Sept. 3 To the Minister in Panama Same subject. Instruction to present the claim of the U. S. Government for the lump sum of $10,000. 856
[Enclosure] Oct. 8 From the American Minister to the Panaman Secretary for Foreign Affairs Same subject. Note presenting claim of the U. S. Government for the sum of $10,000. 860
2126 Oct. 9 From the Minister in Panama Same subject. Transmits copy of note of Oct. 8, to Foreign Office. 859

PERU

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 June 11 From the Peruvian Minister Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Quotes despatch from Minister of Foreign Affairs expressing satisfaction of Peruvian Government over address of President Wilson, and announcing decision to participate in agreement contemplated. 580
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PORTUGAL

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 Dec. 5 To the Minister in Portugal Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Portuguese Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n

SALVADOR

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
[Enclosure] 1918 July 4 From President Meléndez of Salvador to President Wilson Attitude of the United States toward Latin America. Congratulates President Wilson upon his speech to Mexican editors and assures him of the cooperation and good will of Salvador. 597
July 18 From the Salvadoran Chargé Same subject. Transmits letter of July 4 from the President of Salvador to President Wilson. 597
July 31 To the Minister in Salvador (tel.) Same subject. Transmits message from President Wilson to be conveyed to President Meléndez. 600

SPAIN

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
765 1918 Apr. 4 To the Ambassador in Spain Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of March 4, 1915. Instruction to give formal notice to the Spanish Government of the abrogation of the treaty of July 3, 1902. 3n
Dec. 5 To the Ambassador in Spain Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Spanish Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n
1930 Dec. 27 To the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Abrogation of treaties, certain provisions of which conflicted with the Seamen’s Act of March 4, 1915. Requests date which, was inserted in the formal notice of abrogation of the treaty of July 3, 1902. 10
2268 Dec. 30 From the Ambassador in Spain (tel.) Same subject. The date inserted in the formal notice of abrogation of the treaty of July 3, 1902, was May 8, 1919. 10

SWITZERLAND

No. Date From and to whom Subject Page
1918 Dec. 5 To the Minister in Switzerland Protection of American trademarks. Instruction to bring to the attention of the Swiss Government apparent violations of the international trade-marks convention. 2n