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ACTION OF THE AMERICAN MINISTER IN AUSTRIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE

VIENNA PALACE OF JUSTICE Riots

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1927 July 23 (1477)

475

From the Minister in Austria

Information that Minister congratulated Austrian Govern-
ment upon success in restoring order after the recent riots in
Vienna, and that while he received formal notice from the
President of Police of the date on which interment of the
police officers killed in the outbreak would be held, he con-
sulted with his colleagues and decided not to attend the ob-
sequies.
To the Minister in Austria

Approval of action reported in telegram No. 1477, July 23.

476

Aug. 15 (609)

BOLIVIA PROPOSED TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND CONSULAR Rights BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES AND BOLIVIA

1927 Aug. 19

(308)

477

479

Sept. 26

(1403)

To the Minister in Bolivia

Instructions to ascertain, if the Minister perceives no objec-
tion, whether Bolivia is disposed to enter into a general treaty of
friendship, commerce and consular rights providing for uncon-
ditional most-favored-nation treatment.
From the Minister in Bolivia

Advice that discreet inquiry has indicated that Bolivia would
not have any objections to the conclusion of a general commer-
cial treaty, but that unsettled conditions in the Ministry of
Foreign Relations and Worship due to illness of the Minister,
would make negotiations inadvisable at present; intention to
keep in close touch with situation and advise Department fully.

(Footnote: Information that these negotiations did not result in the signing of any treaty.)

CANADA ESTABLISHMENT OF DIRECT DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED

STATES AND CANADA AND OF AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION IN THE IRISH FREE STATE

1926 Dec. 1

(238)

481

To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)

Instructions to ascertain acceptability to British Government of U. S. intention to appoint Ministers to Canada and the Irish Free State, and to inquire as to whom the Ministers will be accredited and to whom their credentials should be presented.

1927 Jan. 10 (1569)

481

From the Chargé in Great Britain

Foreign Office note, January 6 (text printed), expressing satisfaction of His Majesty's Governments in Ottawa and Dublin at the proposed appointments, and stating that credentials should be addressed to His Majesty the King and presented to the Governors General of Canada and of the Irish Free State, respectively.

(Footnote: Information that Mr. William Phillips presented his credentials as American Minister in Canada on June 1, and that Mr. Frederick A. Sterling presented his credentials as American Minister in the Irish Free State on July 27.)

ESTABLISHMENT OF DIRECT DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED

STATES AND CANADA AND OF AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION IN THE IRISH FREE STATE-Continued

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1927 Jan. 24

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482

Jan. 29

483

From the British Ambassador

Information that the appointed Canadian Minister, Mr.
Vincent Massey, will arrive in Washington in February; re-
quest that the Secretary ascertain when it will be convenient
for the President to receive Mr. Massey; desire of the Ca-
nadian Government that the British Ambassador accompany
Mr. Massey to the White House on this occasion.
To the British Ambassador

Information that the President will receive Mr. Massey,
accompanied by the Ambassador, at 3:30 p. m., February
18; expectation that arrangements will be made for Mr. Mas-
sey's presentation to the Secretary and the submittal of text
of letter of credence and the remarks he proposes to make to
the President; advice that the determination of whether the
British Ambassador shall in the future accompany Ministers
of Dominions upon presentation of their credentials shall be
governed by the desire of the respective Dominion or its
representative.

(Footnote: Presentation of his credentials by Mr. Massey on February 18.)

CONTINUED PROTESTS BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AGAINST INCREASED

DIVERSION OF THE WATERS OF THE GREAT LAKES

1927 Sept. 1

(230)

484

From the Canadian Chargé

Continued desire of Canadian Government to publish cer-
tain correspondence relating to the diversion of water from
Lake Michigan by the Sanitary District_of Chicago, and
advice that the report of the Joint Board of Engineers as to the
actual effect of the withdrawal at Chicago has not in any way
affected the Canadian Government's attitude of protest
against the diversion; unwillingness to entertain U. S. sug-
gestion for a discussion of suitable compensating worke, if this
course involves assumption that the present diversion is to
continue.
To the Canadian Minister

Information that no objection will be raised to publication
of the correspondence in question; advice that the United
States is reserving further discussion and opinion as to legal
issues involved in the abstraction of water from one watershed
and the diversion of it into another until after the Supreme
Court renders a decision on closely parallel issues now before
it; belief that navigational and power problems might be ad-
justed by practical engineering measures pending further
discussion of the principles involved.

Oct. 17

486

PROJECT FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY BY JOINT ACTION

OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

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1927 Apr. 13

487

489

July 13

(15)

To the Canadian Minister

Desire of the United States to enter into negotiations for the
conclusion with Canada of a convention providing for the
improvement of the St. Lawrence Waterway for navigation
and power purposes.
From the Minister in Canada

Note from the Prime Minister of Canada, July 12 (text
printed), stating that his Government's policy as to the pro-
posed improvements cannot be determined until after receipt of
report of the National Advisory Committee of Canada, which
is now studying the econ and general aspects of the ques-
tion, after which the Canadian Government will be pleased to
discuss the entire matter.

PROPOSAL THAT THE PROBLEM OF IMPROVING THE ROSEAU RIVER DRAINAGE

SYSTEM BE REFERRED TO THE INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION

1927 Feb, 26

490

Apr. 2

491

492

Nov. 1

(269)

To the Canadian Minister

Proposal that, in view of contemplated improvements in the
portion of the Roseau River lying in Manitoba Province which
would aggravate the flooding of the portion of the river lying
in Minnesota, the entire problem of the Roseau River drainage
system be referred to the International Joint Commission for
investigation, report, and recommendations.
To the Canadian Chargé

Request for views on proposal submitted in Department's
note of February 26, because of reports that action is being
taken in Canada to obtain appropriations for proceeding
immediately with the works of drainage and diking along the
Roseau River.
From the Canadian Minister

Information that no decision has yet been reached concern-
ing reference of the Roseau River matter to the International
Joint Commission, because the question is still under dis-
cussion with the Province of Manitoba; advice that the im-
provement operations now being carried on will not prejudice
the situation of the United States, nor are they believed to be
contrary to the spirit or provisions of the boundary-waters
treaty of 1909.
To the Canadian Minister

Contrary opinion that the execution of the present construc-
tion works will cause extensive damage to a large area in Min-
nesota and will be in violation of the sp and provisions of
the boundary-waters treaty; renewal of proposal for reference
of the entire matter to International Joint Commission, and
request that all construction operations on the Roseau River
be suspended until the Commission has made an investigation
and report.

Dec. 12

493

REPRESENTATIONS BY CANADA AGAINST CHANGES IN BORDER CROSSING PRIV

ILEGES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

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494

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1927 Apr. 22 From the Assistant Secretary of Labor

General Order No. 86 of the Department of Labor, relating to border crossing procedure for aliens residing in foreign contiguous countries and entering the United States to work

or seek employment (text printed). Apr. 23 From the Canadian Minister (100)

Apprehension over press reports of U. S. intention to make drastic changes in regulations now applicable to persons living in Canada and crossing daily to the United States to work; request that before any decision is taken or announced, an opportunity be given for a conference between representatives

of the two countries. May 10 To the Canadian Minister

Information that a conference will be held at the Depart

ment on May 12.
Undated Memorandum by the Chief of the Visa Office of a Conference Held

May 12, 1927, Regarding Canadian Border Travel Dif-
ficulties
Conference between Canadian and U. S. State and Labor
Department officials, at which tentative agreement was reached
on possible bases for a solution to ameliorate the hardships
which will be brought on by the application of General Order

No. 86.
May 28 To the Canadian Minister

Assurance of sincere desire to maintain the traditional free-
dom of mutual travel between Canada and the United States
as completely as the immigration laws will permit; invitation
to continue studies of the situation with Department officials;
information that the State and Labor Departments will do
their utmost to clear away, so far as possible under existing
law, all difficulties and dissatisfaction in regard to border cross-

ing.
June 8 From the Canadian Minister
(149) Regret that the United States has not considered it possible

to modify the terms of General Order No. 86; outline, for pur-
pose of record, of Canadian Government's views on issues
involved; hope that, in consequence of study of the problem
by the two Governments, a mutually satisfactory arrangement

may soon be reached.
June 13 From the Canadian Minister
(159) Request for interpretation by the appropriate authorities of

the U. S. Government of a list of questions which may arise in

the operation of General Order No. 86. June 30 To the Canadian Chargé

Replies to the questions propounded in Minister's Note No.

159, June 13.
Nov. 26 From the Canadian Minister
(281) Request that the Secretary put into effect his previous as-

surance of willingness to ask the Secretary of Labor to allow
additional time for foreign-born Canadian citizens to secure
quota visas, because of understanding that approximately
3,000 persons who have applied for such visas cannot secure
them by December 1, the time limit set in General Order No.
86.

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506

507

508

REPRESENTATIONS BY CANADA AGAINST CHANGES IN BORDER CROSSING PRIV

ILEGES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES—Continued

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1927 Dec. 9

510

To the Canadian Minister

Belief of State and Labor Departments that the situation created by General Order No. 86 has in the main largely disappeared, and that the change made in the priority status of quota commuters who were unable to obtain visas prior to December 1 will afford all needed relief in those cases.

DISINCLINATION OF THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO AUTHORIZE THE DISCONTIN

UANCE OF SEINE FISHING IN MISSISQUOI BAY

1926 Apr. 13

511

To the British Ambassador

Desire that the Canadian Government prohibit seine fishing
in the Canadian waters of Missisquoi Bay, at the northern end
of Lake Champlain, during the spawning season, in order to
aid in conserving the Lake Champlain fishery; advice that the
reestablishment of a previous Order in Council prohibiting all
net fishing in Missisquoi Bay would be a source of gratification
to the United States.
From the British Ambassador

Information that, while some illegal fishing in Lake Cham-
plain was attempted in April, the seines and other apparatus
were seized and the conditions are now satisfactory; reminder
that the U. S. Senate failed to approve the general regulations
concerning fisheries in boundary waters, including Missisquoi
Bay, which were issued by a Commission appointed under
treaty of 1908; contention that the situation should be dealt
with as a whole rather than that Missisquoi Bay should be
considered by itself.

June 7

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513

1927 Mar. 1

514

Mar. 22

(53)

515

To the Canadian Minister

Belief that the interests of both Canada and the United
States require the discontinuance of seine fishing in Missisquoi
Bay, independently of the solution of questions relating to
fisheries in other boundary waters; request that U. S. views be
communicated to the Canadian Government with the sugges-
tion that the United States will appreciate the prohibition of
seining in Missisquoi Bay, if such action is found practicable.
From the Canadian Minister

Explanation that the Provincial authorities administering
Missisquoi Bay are opposed to the prohibition of a reasonable
amount of seine fishing therein, although they prohibit fishing
during the spawning season; reiteration of contention that the
Missisquoi Bay situation should be dealt with in connection
with other outstanding matters, and not by itself.
To the Canadian Minister

Regret that the Canadian Government does not deem it
advisable to discontinue the issuance of licenses for seine fish-
ing in Missisquoi Bay at the present time.

Mar. 30

516

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