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Whenever any such officer deems that his duty compels him to prefer charger against any other officer in either service, he shall communicate such charges contidentially to the Department of State, which will, upon due consideration of all the circumstances, make such disposition of the case as in its discretion seems wise in the interest of the public business.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. WHITE HOUSE, April 25, 1902.

CESSATION OF MILITARY OCCUPATION OF CUBA BY THE

UNITED STATES.

Mr. Ilay to Mr. Lord.a

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, May 20, 1902. SIR: I am directed by the President to inform you that the military occupation of the island of Cuba by the United States has this day ceased, and that an independent government, republican in form, bas been inaugurated there, under the Presidency of His Excellency Señor Tomás Estrada Palma.

You are instructed to convey this information through the appropriate channel to the Government to which you are accredited. I am, etc.,

JOHN HAY.

PROTECTION OF CUBAN INTERESTS BY UNITED STATES CONSULAR

OFFICIALS.

Mr. Hlay to dr. Lord.

[Telegram.)

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, May 24, 1902. You are instructed, at the request of the President of Cuba, to ask the Government of Argentina to permit United States consular officers within its jurisdiction to use their good offices in representation of the interests of Cuba and of its citizens until Cuban consuls shall have been appointed. Îf permission is granted, notify consuls.

John Hay.

PASSPORTS TO RESIDENTS OF INSULAR POSSESSIONS OF THE

UNITED STATES.

[Circular.]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, October 22, 1902. To the Diplomatic and Consular Officers of the United States.

GENTLEMEN: The laws relating to the issuance of passports having been amended by the act of Congress approved June 14, 1902, so that

a Same instruction, mutatis mutandis, to all United States diplomatic representatives. • Same telegram, mutatis mutandis, to all United States diplomatic representatives.

passports may be issued to loyal residents of the insular possessions of the United States, the President has prescribed rules governing the granting and issuing of passports in the insular possessions of the United States, and has issued an Executive order, dated July 19, 1902, so amending the instructions to the diplomatic officers of the United States and the United States Consular Regulations as to permit diplomatic and consular officers of the United States now authorized to issue passports to issue them to residents of the insular possessions of the Cnited States who make satisfactory applications.

Inclosed is the prescribed form of application for a resident of an insular possession of the United States. The wording of the passports shall be the same in form as that now used for citizens of the United States, except that where the recipient is now described as a “citizen of the United States" he shall be described as a citizen of Porto Rico, or the Philippine Islands, or the island of Guam, as the case may be, owing allegiance to the United States. Blank passports for residents of our insular possessions are now being prepared and will be furnished to the diplomatic and consular officers of the United States having authority to issue them as soon as they have been printed. In the meantime the regular passport, amended to suit the occasion, may be used.

Your attention is invited to that part of the President's Executive order which specifies that the same fee shall be collected by diplomatic and consular officers of the United States for issuing passports to residents of the insular possessions of the United States as is now required for issuing passports to citizens of the United States.

Inclosed with this instruction are the following:
(a) A copy of the President's Executive order of July 19, 1902.

B) A copy of the rules governing the çronting and issuing of passports in the United States.

(c) A copy of the rules governing the granting and issuing of passports in the insular possessions of the United States.

(a) A form of application for a passport to be used by a resident of an insular possession of the United States.

(e) The wording of a passport to be issued to a resident of an insular possession of the United States.

Returns of passports and fees shall include passports issued in accordance with this instruction and they shall be included in the same series in numbering. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,

John Hay.

(Inclosure 1.)

Executive order.

The act of Congress approved June 14, 1902, having amended the Revised Statutes of the United States so as to permit of the issuance of passports to persons owing allegiance to the United States, whether citizens of the United States or not, and under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe on behalf of the United States, the Instructions to Diplomatic Officers of the United States and the United States Consular Regulations are hereby so modified and amended as to permit diplomatic and consular officers of the United States having authority to issue passports to issue them to residents of the insular possessions of the United States who make satisfactory applications. Each applicant under this provision must state, in addition to the information now required in the application of a citizen of the United States, that he owes allegiance to the United States and that he does not acknowledge allegiance to any other government, and must submit an affidavit from at least two credible witnesses having good means of knowledge in substantiation of his state ments of birth, residence, and loyalty. The same fee shall be collected by diplomatic and consular officers of the United States for issuing passports to residents of the insular pos: issions of the United States as is now required for issuing passports to citizens of the United States.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 19, 1902.

(Inclosure 2.] Rules governing the granting and issuing of passporis in the United States. 1. By whom issued.—No one but the Secretary of State may grant and issue passports in the United States. (Rev. Stats., secs. 4075, 4078.)

A person who is entitled to receive a passport if temporarily abroad should apply to the diplomatic representative of the United States in the country where he hap, pens to be; or, in the absence of a diplomatic representative, to the consul-general of the United States; or, in the absence of both, to the consul of the United States. The necessary statements may be made before the nearest consular officer of the United States.

Application for a passport by a person in one of the insular possessions of the United States should be made to the chief executive of such possession.

2. To whom issued.-The law forbids the granting of a passport to any person who does not owe allegiance to the United States.

A person who has only made the declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States can not receive a passport.

3. Applications.- A person who is entitled to receive a passport, if within the United States, must make a written application, in the form of an atlidavit, to the Secretary of State.

The affidavit must be attested by an officer authorized to administer oaths, and if he has an official seal it must be atlixed. If he has no seal his official character must be authenticated by certificate of the proper legal officer. If the applicant signs by mark, two attesting witnesses to his signature are required.

The applicant is required to state the date and place of his birth, his occupation, and the place of his permanent residence, and to declare that he goes abroad for temporary sojourn and intends to return to the United States with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein.

The applicant must take the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States.

The application must be accompanied by a description of the person applying, and should state the following particulars, viz: Age, —; stature, feet

inches (English measure); forehead, -; eyes, ; nose, ; mouth, hair, —; complexion, ---- ; face,

The application must be accompanied by a certificate from at least one credible witness that the applicant is the person he represents himself to be, and that the facts stated in the affidavit are true to the best of the witness's knowledge and belief.

4. Nutive citizens. ---An application containing the information indicated by rule 3 will be sufficient evidence in the case of native citizens.

5. A person born abroad whose father was a native citizen of the United States.- In addition to the statements required by rule 3, his application must show that his father was born in the United States, resided therein, and was a citizen at the time of the applicant's birth. The Department may require that this affidavit be supported by that of one other citizen acquainted with the facts.

6. Naturalized citizens.- In addition to the statements required by rule 3, a naturalized citizen must transmit his certificate of naturalization, or a duly certified copy of the court record thereof, with his application. It will be returned to him after inspection. He must state in his affidavit when and from what port he emigrated to this country, what ship he sailed in, where he has lived since his arrival in the United States, when and before what court he was naturalized, and that he is the identical person described in the certificate of naturalization. The signature to the application should conform in orthography to the applicant's name as written in his certificate of naturalization.

7. Woman's application. If she is unmarried, in addition to the statements required by rule 3, she should state that she has never been married. If she is the wife of a native citizen of the United States the fact should be made to appear in her applica.

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tion. If she is the wife or widow of a naturalized citizen, in addition to the statements required by rule 3, she must transmit for inspection her husband's certificate of naturalization, must state that she is the wife (or widow) of the person described therein, and must set forth the facts of his emigration, naturalization, and residence, as required in the rule governing the application of a naturalized citizen.

8. The child of a naturalized citizen claiming citizenship through the naturalization of the parent.— In addition to the statements required by rule 3, the applicant must state that he or she is the son or daughter, as the case may be, of the person described in the certificate of naturalization, which must be submitted for inspection, and must set forth the facts of emigration, naturalization, and residence, as required in the rule governing the application of a naturalized citizen.

9. A resident of an insular possession of the United States who owes allegiance to the United States. - In addition to the statements required by rule 3, he must state that he owes allegiance to the United States and that he does not acknowledge allegiance to any other government; and must submit an affidavit from at least two credible witnesses having good means of knowledge in substantiation of his statements of birth, residence, and loyalty.

10. Expiration of passport.-A passport expires two years from the date of its issuance. A new one will be issued upon a new application, and, if the applicant be a naturalized citizen, the old passport will be accepted in lieu of a certificate of naturalization, if the application upon which it was issued is found to contain sufficient information as to the naturalization of the applicant.

11. Wife, minor children, and servants.—When the applicant is accompanied by his wife, minor children, or servant who would be entitled to receive a passport, it will be sufficient to state the fact, giving the respective ages of the children and the allegiance of the servant, when one passport will suffice for all. For any other person in the party a separate passport will be required. A woman's passport may include her minor children and servant under the above-named conditions.

12. Professional titles.—They will not be inserted in passports.

13. Fee.-By act of Congress approved March 23, 1888, a fee of one dollar is required to be collected for every citizen's passport. That amount in currency or postal money order should accompany each application made by a citizen of the United States. Orders should be made payable to the disbursing clerk of the Department of State. Drafts or checks will not be accepted.

14. Visés of passports.—They will not be procured by the Department of State from the representatives of foreign governments.

15. Blank forms of application. They will be furnished by the Department to persons who desire to apply for passports, but are not furnished, except as samples, to those who make a business of procuring passports.

16. Address.- Communications should be addressed to the Department of State, Passport Bureau, and each communication should give the post-office address of the person to whom the answer is to be directed.

17. Rrjection of application.The Secretary of State may refuse to issue a passport to anyone who he has reason to believe desires it for an unlawful or improper purpose, or who is unable or unwilling to comply with the rules.

Section 4075 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the act of Congress approved June 14, 1902, providing that “the Secretary of State may grant and issue passports, and cause passports to be granted, issued, and verified in foreign countries by such diplomatic or consular officers of the United States, and by such chief or other executive officer of the insular possessions of the United States, and under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe for and on behalf of the United States," the foregoing rules are hereby prescribed for the granting and issuing of passports in the United States.

The Secretary of State is authorized to make regulations on the subject of issuing and granting passports additional to these rules and not inconsistent with them.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. OYSTER Bay, N. Y., July 19, 1902.

[Inclosure 3.] Rules governing the granting and issuing of passports in the insular possessions of the United

States.

Section 4075 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the act of Congress approved June 14, 1902, providing that “the Secretary of State may grant and issue passports, and cause passports to be granted, issued, and verified in foreigti countries by such diplomatic or consular officers of the United States, and by such chief or other executive officer of the insular possessions of the United States, and under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe for and on bebalf of the United States,” the following rules are hereby prescribed for the granting and issuing of passports in the insular possessions of the United States:

1. By whom issued. --- Application for a passport by a person in one of the insular possessions of the United States should be made to the chief executive of such posession.

A person who is entitled to receive a passport if temporarily abroad should apply to the diplomatic representative of the United States in the country where he hap pens to be; or, in the absence of a diplomatic representative, to the consul-general of the United States; or, in the absence of both, to the consul of the United States. The necessary statements may be made before the nearest consular officer of the United States.

2. To whom issued.—The law forbids the granting of a passport to any person who does not owe allegiance to the United States.

A person who has only made the declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States can not receive a passport.

3. Applications.--A person who is entitled to receive a passport must make a written application in the form of an affidavit.

The affidavit must be attested by an officer authorized to administer oaths, and if he has an official seal it must be atlixed. If he has no seal, his official character must be authenticated by certificate of the proper legal officer.

If the applicant signs by mark, two attesting witnesses to his signature are required.

The applicant is required to state the date and place of his birth, his occupation, and the place of his permanent residence, and to declare that he goes abroad for temporary sojourn, and intends to return to the United States or one of the insular print sessions of the United States with the purpose of residing and performing the dutite of citizenship therein.

The applicant must take the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States.

The application must be accompanied by a description of the person applying, and should state the following particulars, viz: Age, —; stature, feet

inches (English measure); forehead, —; eyes, ; nose, -; mouth, -; chin, hair, -; complexion, -; face,

The application must be accompanied by a certificate from at least one credible witness that the applicant is the person he represents himself to be, and that the facts stated in the affidavit are true to the best of the witness's knowledge and belief,

4. Native citizens of the United States. - An application containing the information indicated by rule 3 will be sufficient evidence in the case of native citizens of the United States.

5. A person born abroad whose father was a native citizen of the United States.- In addition to the statements required by rule 3, his application must show that his father was born in the United States, resided therein, and was a citizen at the time of the applicant's birth: The Department may require that this affidavit be supported by that of one other citizen acquainted with the facts.

6. Naturalized citizens. - In addition to the statements required by rule 3, a natural. ized citizen must transmit his certificate of naturalization, or a duly certified copy of the court record thereof, with his application. It will be returned to him after inspection. He must state in his affidavit when and from what port he emigrated to this country, what ship he sailed in, where he has lived since his arrival in the United States, when and before wbat court he was naturalized, and that he is the identical person described in the certificate of naturalization. The signature to the application should conform in orthography to the applicant's name as written in his certificate of naturalization.

7. Woman's application.--If she is unmarried, in addition to the statements required by rule 3, she should state that she has never been married. If she is the wife of a native citizen of the United States the fact should be made to appear in her application. If she is the avife or widow of a naturalized citizen, in addition to the state. ments required by rule 3, she must transmit for inspection her husband's certificate of naturalization, must state that she is the wife (or widow) of the person described therein, and must set forth the facts of his emigration, naturalization, and residence, as required in the rule governing the application of a naturalized citizen.

8. The child of a naturalized citizen claiming citizenship through the naturalization of the parent.-In addition to the statements required by rule 3, the applicant must state that he or she is the son or daughter, as the case may be, of the person described in

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