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1903. 352 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay...... June 9 Recognition of the provisional government. In

closes correspondence with the Dominican for

eign office on the subject. 614 Same to same.

Oct. 22 Presentation of the letter of President Roosevelt

to President A. Woss y Gil. Incloses corre

spondence relating to the. 629 Same to same.

Oct. 30 Blockade of insurgent ports. Full report of the

demand made on the steamship Cherokee to
discharge her cargo for the ports of Puerto Plata
and Samana at Santo Domingo. Incloses cor-
respondence with the minister for foreign af-
fairs who contends that the interdiction was
not made under orders of blockade, but by vir-
tue of the company's contract, and his letter of

advice to the master of the vessel. 632 Same to same.

o... Same subject. Blockade has been declared, but

no notice has been given to the legation. Both

Dominican vesselsare in Santo Domingo harbor. 39 Same to same..

Nov. 3 Same subject. The Cherokee left for Samana with

a letter from the legation to the United States
naval commander requesting the latter to con-

voy her into port. 610 Same to same.....

.do ... Same subject. Ports are not actually blockaded,

but merely closed by decree. 197 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell......, Nov. 5 Same subject. Incloses correspondence on the

subject with the consul-general of the Domini

can Republic at New York. 641 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay.

do Same subject. Reports that the U.S. S. Baltimore

arrived and will convoy the Cherokee. 647 Same to same.

Nov. 11 Same subject. Incloses additional correspond

ence with the foreign office. Cherokee landed
her cargo at closed port.

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1903. Memorandum from the Jan, 13 Claims of France against Venezuela. Statement 1 French embassy.

of the position of the French Government. Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (tele- Apr. 16 Visit of United States war vessels to Marseille to gram).

participate in the reception of President Loubet

suggested. Mr. Loomis to Mr. Porter

Apr. 24

Same subject. The United States European (telegram).

Squadron will proceed to Marseille. 1155 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay.

May 5 Same subject. High appreciation by the French

Government and people evinced by the special
marks of attention paid by President Loubet
to Admiral Cotton in Marseille and Paris. In-

closes clipping from the New York Herald,
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Hay.. July 3 Stoppage on the high seas of the French steamer

Amiral Fourichon by a United States war ves-
sel without adequate cause. Relates incident
and asks to be enabled to report to his Govern-

ment. 17 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jusserand ..

Sept. 1

Same subject. Transmits explanation of the inci

dent as given by the Navy Department.
Mr. Jusserand to Mr. Hay .. Sept. 5 Same subject. The information contained in

above note will be forwarded to his Govern-
ment,

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Desertion of seamen on the Pacific coast. In

closes letter from the Rickmers Reismühlen
Rhederei & Schiffbau A.G., complaining of the
rapid incrense of desertions of ships' crews in
California, and requests that the Government
of the United States earnestly apply itself to

afford an effectual remedy:
Same subject. The matter has been brought to

the attention of the governors of California and

Oregon.
Same subject. The governor of California re-

ports that he has requested the local authorities to strictly observe the provisions of the consular convention of 1871.

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1902. 2153 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Hay..... Nov. 28 Difficulty with Venezuela. Incloses semiofficial

announcement of the sending of three more

small cruisers to Venezuelan waters. 2154 Same to same......

Dec. 3 Same subject. The under secretary for foreign

affairs denies, in an interview, report of in-
crease of German naval forces in Venezuelan

waters.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Dodge (tele- Dec. 5 Same subject. The President would be pleased
gram).

to see å settlement effected through J. & W.

Seligman & Co. 2161 Same to same.

Dec. 10 Same subject. The under secretary for foreign

affairs mentioned, at a reception, presentation
of ultimatum and negotiations with Great
Britain about display of force. Seligman's offer
of finencial assistance to Venezuela not offi-
cially known at the foreign office. Incloses

text of memorandum laid before the Reichstag.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower Dec. 12 Same subject. Directs to inform the German
(telegram),

Government that the United States does not
acquiesce in any extension of the doctrine of
pacific blockade which may affect adversely
the rights of States not parties to the contro-
versy, or discriminate against the commerce of

neutral nations,
Same to same (telegram)... ....do... Same subject. Directs to inform the German

Government that the Venezuelan Government
requests the United States minister to communi.
cate a proposition to Germany that the present
difficulty relating to the manner of settling
claims of German subjects be submitted to

arbitration.
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tele- Dec. 14 Same subject. The German Government has
gram).

yielded to the wishes of Great Britain and in-
tends to unite in a joint declaration of a war-
like blockade, but has at present no intention

to declare war.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tele- Dec. 16 Same subject. Directs to ascertain what is in-
gram).

tended by a warlike blockade without war,

and to represent the desirability of arbitration. 2 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Dec. 17 Same subject. Gives substance of interviews at

the foreign office. 3 Same to same..

.do ... Same subject. Department's telegram relating

to arbitration of claims has been submitted to

the German Government.
Memorandum from the Dec. 18 Same subject. Capture of Venezuelan gunboats.
German embassy.

Gives names of boats captured and explanation

relating to the destruction of two of them.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tele- ....do ... Same subject. Directs to inform the German
gram).

Government that the Government of Venezuela
has conferred upon the United States minister
to Venezuela full powers to enter into negotia-
tions on the part of Venezuela to settle present
difficulties and to ascertain if Germany is dis-

posed to assent thereto.
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tele- '....do ... Same subject. Blockade and arbitration. War-
gram).

like blockade will be enforced under the rules
of Capt. Charles H. Stockton's naval war code,
although it is not intended to make a formal
declaration of war, Question of arbitration is
under consideration and is acceptable in prin-

ciple to Germany.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 19 Same subject. Germany and Great Britain have

agreed to invite the President of the United
States to act as arbitrator. Certain claims will

be reserved.
Same to same (telegram).......do... Same subject. Proposal to empower the United

States minister to Venezuela to enter into ne-
gotiations has been communicated to the Ger-

man Government.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tele- Dec. 20 Same subject. Arbitration. The President has
gram).

informed Venezuela of the proposed invitation
to act as arbitrator, and inquired if it is the
wish of Venezuela that he so act. The Presi-
dent desires to be informed more precisely of
the reservations of the subject matter of arbi-

tration contemplated.
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tele- Dec. 22 Same subject. Blockade. Gives substance of
gram).

the oflicial announcement of the blockade of

Puerto Cabello and Maracaibo. 5 Same to same......

do Same subject. Blockade. Incloses text of official

announcement of.

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1902.
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tele- Dec. 23 Difficulty with Venezuela. Arbitration. German
gram).

memorandum accepting arbitration of claims
under reservation of those specified in the
memorandum of the chancellor to the Reichs-
tag of December 8, 1902, and amounting to
the aggregate of $325,000, to be immediately
paid, defining the scope of arbitration, tender
ing the office of arbitrator to the President, and
accepting recourse to The Hague Tribunal if

the President declines.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 24 Same subject. The German Government an-

nounces that as the President has been invited
to act as arbitrator, this invitation must take
precedence of the proposal made by the Vene.
zuelan Government that the United States
minister there should be empowered to nego-

tiate as the representative of that Government. 6 Same to same...

...do... Same subject. Incloses text of the memoran

dum relating to arbitration, Mr. Hay Mr. Tower (tele- Dec. 26 Same subject. Arbitration by The Hague Tribugram).

nal is preferred by the President, who will

continue extending good offices if desirable. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 27 Same subject. German preliminary conditions

have been telegraphed in full to the United
States minister at Caracas. Venezuela's re-

sponse will be promptly communicated.
10 ! Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay.... Dec. 29 : Same subject. Incloses memorandum of Ger-

man claims and grievances. 11 Same to same.

do Same subject. Incloses memorandum from the

German foreign office relating to the appoint-
ment of United States Minister Bowen as Ven-

ezuela's plenipotentiary. 12 Same to samne..

.do... Same subject. President Roosevelt's declination

of the office of arbitrator has been communi-
cated to the German Government. Reports

sentiment of the German people.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tel- Dec. 31 Same subject. Instructs to communicate to the
egram).

German Government a telegram from the
United States minister to Venezuela containing
President Castro's reply to the German prelim-

inary conditions.

1903. Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tel- | Jan. Same subject. Above telegram has been comegram).

municated to the German Government.
Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 6 Same subject. The German Government will

open negotiations with Minister Bowen in
Washington upon receipt of definite statement
of President Castro accepting preliminary
conditions. Negotiations not to prejudice the

right of reference to The Hague Tribunal.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tel- ...do ... Same subject. Advises him of acceptance by
egram).

Great Britain of the negotiation if Venezuela
assents to the conditions imposed by Great

Britain.
17. Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay..... Jan. 8 Same subject. Incloses text of German memo-

randum accepting, conditionally, the negotia

tion with Minister Bowen. Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tel

Same subject. Designation of Minister Bowen egram).

as Venezuela's plenipotentiary. Quotes tele

gram of January 8 from Mr. Bowen.
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tel- Jan. 9 Same subject. President Castro's answer has
egram).

been communicated to the minister for foreign
affairs, who incidentally remarked that the
answer was still lacking a definite statement

as to the payment of claims or security therefor. Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (tel- Jan. 10 Same subject. Mr. Bowen is coming to Washegram).

ington. Instructs to suggest that the matter

of raising the blockade be taken into consider-
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ation with a view to early determination.
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (tel. 'Jan. 13 Same subject. Blockade. "The minister for for-
egram).

eign affairs states that the subject will be dealt

with in the answer of Germany to Venezuela. 21 Same to same

Jan. 14 Same subject. Reports in full interview with

Baron Richthofen on the matter of raising the

blockade.
Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 17 Same subject. The German Government will

instruct its representative in Washington to open negotiations with Mr. Bowen upon the distinct agreement that Venezuela declares itself bound by the three conditions set out in the German memorandum.

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1903.
38 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay.. Jan. 29 Military service. The application of George

Hoferer for permission to visit his home has
been denied on the ground that he emigrated

after being actually enrolled.
Same to same (telegram)... Feb. 19 Difficulty with Venezuela. Raising of blockade

of Maracaibo and Puerto Cabello officially

announced. 50 Same to same.

Feb. 21 Same subject. Incloses notes from the foreign

office announcing the raising of the blockade. Memorandum from the Feb. 25 Same subject. Asks if the chargé d'affaires of German embassy.

the United States in Venezuela can remain in
charge of German interests there until the

arrival of the German minister.
6:2 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay.... Mar. 6 Right of consuls to apply directly to local authori-

ties for information. Reports that the consul-
general at Frankfort was denied information
by the police of that city, the latter claiming
that such applications must be made through
the diplomatic channel. Discusses the matter

and requests instruction. Mr. Adee to Baron

Mar. 8 Blockade of insurgent ports by the Venezuelan
Sternburg.

Government. Transmits announcement of the
reestablishment of the blockade of the Orinoco

River and of the ports of Carupano and Guanta. 31 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Tower... Mar. 11 Military fine imposed on Jacob Roos. Incloses

petition for release from and permission to

visit Germany. Mr. Loomis to Baron von Mar. 13 Blockade of insurgent ports by the Venezuelan Sternburg,

Government. Decree of, has been revoked.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower...... Apr. 1 Right of consuls to apply directly to local author-

ity for information is defined and limited by
the treaty, which reads in conformity to the
version of the German Government. Discusses

the question. Freiherr von dem Bussche

Apr. 4

Claims against Venezuela. Arbitration of the
Haddenbausen to Mr.

preferential treatment of the blockading pow-
Hay.

ers by The Hague Tribunal. Incloses drast

of protocol of agreement. Mr. Hay to Baron von Stern

Apr. 6

Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of above .. berg Protocol of agreement be- May 7 Same subject. Respecting the reference of the tween Venezuela and

question of the preferential treatment of claims Germany, to which the

to the tribunal at The Hague. Text. United States and other

powers are parties.
118 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay..... June 5 Military fine imposed on Jacob Roos. The Ger-

man Government adhering to its position that
the naturalization treaty does not apply to
Alsace-Lorraine will, however, permit Roos to

visit his home there upon payment of the fine. 131 Same to same

July 2 Visit of United States war vessels to Kiel. Gives

full report of the courtesies extended to the
officers by the Emperor and officers of the Ger-
man navy, text of an address by the ambas-
sador at the dinner given in honor of Admiral

Cotton and his officers, and the Emperor's reply. 164 Mr. Dodge to Mr. Hay...... July 31 Impressment of Toni Schnackenberg into the

German army in spite of his American pass-
port. Release was ordered, although it was at
first claimed that the passport was not suffi

cient evidence of citizenship.
Baron von Sternberg to Mr. Aug. 11 Desertion of seamen on the Pacific coast. The
Hay.

court commissioner at San Francisco requires
that all requests for the arrest of deserters shall
hereafter be presented to a court of record,
which is in contradiction of the consular con
vention of 1871, and will cause loss of time and
a large increase of cost, asks that that officer

be instructed to recede from his position.
37 Mr. Hay to Baron von dem Nov. 10 Same subject. Quotes from an opinion of the
Bussche-Haddenhausen.

attorney-general, who suggests that the question be fully presented to the proper court by the German consul.

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1902.
Mr. Hay to Mr, White (tele- Dec. 5 Difficulty with Venezuela. With reference to the
gram).

effort of J. & W. Seligman & Co. to make an
arrangement for the settlement of the Vene-
zuelan debt, expresses the wish of the President
that force may not be resorted to by Germany
and Great Britain, the United States Govern-
ment assumes no obligation of any nature in

the way of guaranty.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 12 Same subject. See telegram of same date under

Germany.
Same to same (telegram).... Same subject. See telegram of same date under

Germany.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele. Dec. 15 Same subject. Reports that no reply to Vene-
gram):

zuelan proposal is possible to-day on account

of the absence of members of the Government. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports statement made in the

House of Lords by the minister for foreign
affairs touching the blockade of Venezuelan
ports and denying intention to land forces or

to occupy territory.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele- ....do ... Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether
gram).

Great Britain insist on a warlike blockade,
and, if so, to get a definition of what is intended
thereby, also to represent the desirability of

arbitration.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- , Dec. 17 Same subject. Reports that he has represented
gram).

the desirability of arbitration to the minister

for foreign affairs. | Same to same..

do Same subject. The blockade of Venezuelan ports

will be jure gentium, but will not be declared
for several days because Germany requires the

assent of the Bundesrath. 1012 Same to same...

do... Same subject. Incloses his note to the minister

for foreign affairs making reservations in rela

tion to the “pacific" blockade.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 18 Same subject. Reports the remarks of the prime

minister in the House of Commons on the sub-
ject of the blockade and the state of war in

Venezuela.
Same to same (telegram)... do... Same subject. Reports the principle of arbitra-

tion accepted. The British Government is dis-
posed to ask the President to act as arbitrator.
Certain claims will be excluded and must be
settled immediately. Coercive measures will

be continued in the meanwhile.
Same to same (telegram)...! ... Same subject. Immediate cash payment need

not be large, recognition of the principle being

the question. Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele.

Same subject. See telegram of same date under gram).

Germany.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele. Dec. 19 Same subject. Proposal of Venezuela to empow-
gram).

er Minister Bowen to negotiate settlement has
been referred to the British Government, which
prefers to adhere to the arbitration as already

accepted in principle.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele- do... Same subject. The President would not decline
gram).

the office of arbitrator, but would like to have
the British Government unofficially informed
that reference of the matter to The Hague Tri.

bunal seemed desirable. 1066 Mr. White to Mr. Hay.

do Same subject. Confirms telegrams and discusses

the situation.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 20 Same subject. Department's telegram of Decem-

ber 19 has been communicated in the manner
therein indicated to the under secretary of state

for foreign affairs.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele. ....do... Same subject. See telegram of same date under
gram).

Germany.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay. .do ... Same subject. Notice of blockade of Venezuelan

ports as published in the supplement to the Lon

don Gazette. 100 Same to same..

do... Same subject. Confirms telegrams and incloses

correspondence with the foreign office. 100. Same to same...

Same subject. Incloses note from the minister

of foreign affairs acknowledging his note refer. ring to the "pacific" blockade.

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