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1902.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- | Dec. 22 Difficulty with Venezuela. The British Govern-
gram).

ment is very desirous that the President should
act as arbitrator, but will consent to The Hague
Tribunal if the President can not act. Condi-
tions and reservations are a waiting Germany's

communications.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 23 Same subject. Gives substance of the British

memorandum of conditions and reservations

of the arbitration.
Same to same (telegram)... | Dec. 24 Same subject. If the United States Government

should desire alterations or modifications in
the arbitration proposals the British Govern-
ment will consider them, provided they do not

involve any question of principle. 1012 Same to same....

Same subject. Incloses text of the British mem

orandum relating to the arbitration proposals

of Venezuela.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele- | Dec. 26 Same subject. Instructs to inquire whether the
gram).

propositions of Great Britain may be commu

picated to Venezuela.
Same to same (telegram).......do ... Same subject. See telegram of same date under

Germany.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- Dec. 27 Same subject. The minister for foreign affairs
gram).

expressed regret at the President's decision
and assented to the British propositions being

communicated to Venezuela.
1017 Same to same .............. Dec. 81 Same subject. Text of note to minister for for-

eign affairs relating to the President's decision

not to act as arbitrator.
Same to same (telegram)... ....do ... Same subject. The British Government is anx-

iously awaiting the reply of the Venezuelan

Government.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele ....do.. Same subject. Instructs to communicate to the
gram).

British Government the reply of President

Castro to the British propositions.
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr.

Claims of British subjects for losses in Cuba and
Нау.

the Philippines. Incloses statement of, with
hope that adverse decision will be reconsid-

ered. 1016 | Mr. White to Mr. Hay ........

Effects of American citizens deceased on Brit

ish territory or vessels. Consuls' right to take
charge of, not recognized. Incloses corre-
spondence in the case of Capt. Charles E.
Schonberg, deceased, on board the British

steamship Manora.

1903,
Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 1 Difficulty with Venezuela. The reply of the

Government of Venezuela has been communi

cated to the British Government.
Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 3 Same subject. Inquiry of the minister for foreign

affairs whether the United States Government
would object to Minister Bowen acting for Ven-

ezuela has been answered in the negative. 1020 Same to same...

Same subject. Reports interviews with the min

ister for foreign affairs touching the arbitration
proposals and the designation of Mr. Bowen to

act for Venezuela.
Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 5. Same subject. Appointment of Mr. Bowen as

Venezuela's plenipotentiary is agreed to by
Great Britain, provided that the terms in the
British memorandum are unreservedly ac.

cepted. 1021 | Same to same...

Jan. 6 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister

for foreign affairs agreeing to the appointment

of Mr. Bowen as Venezuela's plenipotentiary.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele- Jan. 8 Same subject. See telegram of same date under
gram).

Germany.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- Jan. 9 Same subject. Instructions contained in above
gram),

telegram have been complied with.
1024 Same to same...................do ... Same subject. Incloses copies of telegrams and

notes.
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (tele | Jan, 10 , Same subject. See telegram of same date under
gram).

Germany.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- | Jan. 12 Same subject. Raising of the blockade is consid-
gram).

ered inexpedient until satisfactory assurance is
given that preliminary conditions of the mem-
orandum shall be complied with Question of

guarantees will also have to be considered. 1026 Same to same..

.Jan. 14Same subject. Report of interviews with the

minister for foreign affairs on the subject of
raising the blockade.

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1903.
1109 Mr. Hay to Mr. White...... Jan. 15 | Effects of United States citizens deceased on Brit-

ish territory or vessels. Discusses consuls' right
as regards the custody and disposal of, in the
light of the consular regulations and an opin-
ion of the Attorney-General. In the absence
of a treaty the position of the British Govern-
ment, as reported in his 1016, is not open to

dispute.
Convention between the Jan. 24 | Providing for the settlement of questions be-
United States and Great

tween the two countries with respect to the
Britain,

boundary line between the Territory of Alaska
and the British possessions in North America.

Text.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- Jan. 26 Difficulty with Venezuela. The only obstacle,
gram).

apparently, to an early settlement is the desire
of the blockading powers to secure priority for

their claims against Venezuela.
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- | Jan. 27 Claims of British subjects for losses suffered in
bert.

Cuba and the Philippines. Gives reasons why
the Department is unable to recommend these

claims to Congress.
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- Jan. 30 Difficulty with Venezuela. Reports interview
| gram).

with the minister for foreign affairs about Mr.
Bowen's demand that all claims be placed on
an equal footing in regard to the customs. The
British Government has instructed its ambas-
sador to refer the whole case to The Hague
Tribunal, unless the President should be will.

ing to decide the point.
Same to same (telegram)... Feb. 3 Same subject. Reports the intention of the Brit-

ish Government to refer to The Hague Tribunal
the question of preferential treatment, unless
the President should accept to decide it him-
sell, and Mr. Bowen accede to the latest pro-
posal to increase percentage of customs receipts,
all other powers receiving one-half of the pro-

ceeds. :
23 Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Feb. 6 Same subject. Preferential settlement of claims
Hay.

of the blockading powers is denied by Mr.
Bowen: insists that the question should be de-
termined by arbitration, and asks that it be re-
ferred to The Hague Tribunal, unless the Presi-

dent is prepared to decide the point.
66 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- ...do ... Same subject. The President declines again to
I bert

accept the office of arbitrator. 162 Jir. White to Mr. Hay...... Feb. 10 Same subject. Reports interviews with mem

bers of the Government on the subject of arbi

tration of preferential treatment. 73 fr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- Feb. 13 Alaska boundary convention of January 24 has bert.

received the consent of the United States Sen

ate. Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele- Feb. 14 Difficulty with Venezuela. Orders have been isgram).

sued to raise the blockade of Venezuelan ports. 1068 Same to same............... ....do... Same subject. Comments upon the friendly at

titude of the foreign office toward him, always
affording the fullest information on the nego-

tiations.
1066 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ..... Feb. 19 Same subject. Incloses official notice of raising

of the blockade. Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- Mar. 5 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Gives names of the bert.

American members of the.
1143 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate.. Mar. 10 Same subject and tenor..........

Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Mar. 13 Same subject. Proposes extension of time for
Loomis.

the presentation of the cases and evidence un-
til May 31 or June 30 through exchange of notes

or a supplementary convention.
Mr. Loomis to Sir Michael Mar. 14 | Same subject. Above proposal is receiving con-
i bert.

sideration. 59 Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Mar. 19 Same subject. Gives names of the British memLoomis.

bers of the tribunal. Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. | Mar. 23 Same subject. The proposal for an extension of Hay.

time will not be pressed by the British Govern

ment. The British case will be ready May 3. Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- | Mar. 24 | Same subject. The presentation of the United + bert.

States case to the American members and to,
the British embassy on the same day is consid-
ered a compliance with the stipulations of the

convention.
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Mar. 25 Same subject. While believing the assumption

in note of March 24, in regard to the delivery
of the United States case in Washington to be
correct, he has referred the question to his
Government.

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1903. 1094 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay..... Apr. 1 | Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Incloses notes giv

ing the names of the American members. Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Apr. 16 Same subject. Formal acceptance of the arrageНау.

ment verbally proposed for the delivery of the

cases as in full compliance with the protocol. 110 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael | Apr. 17 | Same subject. Formal acceptance of above arHerbert.

rangement.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate ..... Apr. 21 Same subject. Incloses copies of above two

notes.
Same to same (telegram)... Apr. 39 Same subject. By agreement the cases are to be

delivered here and in London on May 1.
117 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael May 1 Same subject. Incloses letter of the United
Herbert.

States agent, Mr. John W. Foster, to the British
agent, Hon. Clifford Lifton, with 20 copies of

the United States case. 1113 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay .....' ...do ...

Same subject. Transmits 8 copies of the British
case, with the correspondence with the British

agent.
Protocol of agreement be May 7

Respecting the reference of the question of the tween Venezuela and

preferential treatment of claims to the tribuGreat Britain, to which

nal at The Hague. Text. the United States and

other powers are parties. Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (tel- | May 20 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Reports that he is egram).

urging that the Commission meet on Septem

ber 3, to hear or arrange for oral argument.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (tel- May 21 Same subject. The United States will waive for-
egram).

malities of the treaty in reference to produc

tion of papers.
1203 Same to same............... May 25 Same subject. Incloses request of the agent of

the United States to the agent of Great Britain
for certain documents referred to in the British

case.
Mr. Hay to Sir Michuel HerMay 27 Restrictions on the admission of aliens into South
bert.

Africa. Suggests that consular officers of Great
Britain in the United States be instructed to ac-

quaint applicants for permits with the.
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. May 29 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Incloses list of
Hay.

documents referred to in the United States case
which the British agent desires to examine in

original or photograph.
Same to same...

....do ... Same subject. Same request for additional docu

ments.
Same to same....
ne............... May 30 Restrictions on the admission of aliens to South

Africa. Quotes letter from the British consul-
general at New York relating to the warning
there given to all persons intending to proceed
to the former South African republics. Incloses
printed notice and press notice which have
been sent to other consular officers in the United

States.
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- June 3 Same subject, Expresses thanks for prompt ac-
bert.

tion.
Same to same..........

June 4 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Agrees to the re

quest of the British agent to examine docu-
ments referred to in the United States case,
provided that no delay will be caused thereby
in the delivery of the counter case. The
United States agent proposes to take all origi-

nal papers to London.
Treaty between the United June 5 Amending the treaty of amity and commerce
States and Great Britain,

concluded September 21, 1833, between the
acting in the name of the

United States and the Sultan of Muskat, so as
Sultan of Zanzibar.

to permit the imposition of light and harbor
dues on vessels of the United States entering

the ports of Zanzibar and Pemba. Text. 188

Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her | June 8 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. The United States
bert.

agent will deliver the counter case of the

I'nited States on July 3.
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. ....do ... Same subject. Incloses list of documents desired
Foster.

by the British agent.
Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster.... June 11 Same subject. Regusts certified copies of docu-

ments referred to in the United States case.
Sir Michael Herbert to M June 1 Same subject. The British Government take
Hay (telegram).

exception to conditions in Mr. Hay's note of

June 4, and strongly urge an extension of time.
Same to same.... ...........do ... Same subject. Full statement of reasons and

argument why an extension of time should be

agreed to. Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster.... June 15 Same subject. Incloses memorandum dealing

with the requests made on May 23.

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1903.
i Mr. Hay to Sir Michael June 16 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, Points out that
Herbert.

the apparent purpose of the request to examine
and photograph original documents was to
obtain an extension of time for the presenta-
tion of the counter case, reviews the clause of
the treaty bearing on this point, repeats the
reasons why the President can not accede to
such.extension, and gives notice that the
counter case of the United States will be de-

livered on July 3.
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. | June 18 | Satme subject. Denies that the request for an ex-
Hay.

tension of time is for the preparation of the

counter case alone as alleged in above note,
Mr. Hay to Sir Michael June 22 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of the
Herbert.

above note, takes note of corrections, which do
not seem to essentially affect the action of the

two Governments.
1141 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ..... June 23 Same subject. Reports interview and incloses

correspondence had with the Attorney-General
and confirms telegrams to the Department on
the subject of extension of time for the de-

livery of the counter case of Great Britain,
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. ....do ... Same subject. Sets forth reasons why an ex-

tension of time should be arranged without re

course to the tribunal.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Raikes...... June 24 Same subject. Suggests that the British agent

put himself into communication with the
United States agent about the request for an

extension of time. Same to same..

June 26 Same subject. Incloses memorandum showing

why an extension of time should not be

granted.
Vr. Raikes to Mr. Hay .....' June 28 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of above..
Mr. Lansing to Mr. Sifton July 1

Same subject. Incloses certified copies of docu.
ments and a memorandum of documents of
whi h the Government is unable to furnish

copies.
153 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes......do ... Same subject. Delivery of the United States

counter case in accordance with agreement. Mr. Raikes to Mr. Hay ..... ....do Same subject. Extension of time for the deliv

ery of the counter case. Presents argument
and expresses hope that the decision of the
l'nited States Government will be reconsid-
ered; otherwise the British Government re-
serves the right to protest to the tribunal
against the reception of evidence, and to claim

permission to present evidence in rebuttal.
Mr. Foster to Mr. Siston.... July 2 | Same subject. Transmits copies of the counter

case of the United States. , Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes......do ... Same subject. Certified copies of original docu

ments mentioned in the United States case

will be forwarded to-morrow. 123 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate......do ... Same subject. Forwards certified copies of origi

nal documents mentioned in the United States

case for delivery to the British agent. Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis .. July 3 | Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of the

United States counter case and communication

of the United States agent to the British agent. 1151 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ..... ....do ... Same subject. Forwards British counter case

and appendices.
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis .. July 5 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of note of

July 2.
Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes .. July 6 Same subject. Extension of time for the deliv-

ery of the counter cases. Discusses two points
involving the honor and good faith of the Gov-
ernment of the United States, dissenting from
the contention that Article II of the conven-
tion was not complied with, and that evidence
upon which the United States Government
relies is announced as not open for examina-
tion until after the delivery of the counter case,
showing in regard to both points the scrupu-

lous good faith of the United States.
Mr. Kaikes to Mr. Loomis.....

Announces that Mr. Pope will
arrive in Washington July 7 to inspect docu-

ments.
Same to same .............. July 9 | Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of note of

July 6.
1157 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ..... July 20 Same subject. Incloses note acknowledging re-

ceipt of documents sent with Department's
No. 1225.

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1903.
| Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis.. July 28 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Announces the

death of Hon. John Douglas, Armour, one of
the members of the tribunal, and the appoint-

ment of Mr. Aylesworth, K.C., to take his place. Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster.... July 29 Same subject. Suggests that about October 15

would be a suitable time for the preliminary

meeting of the tribunal. Mr. Foster to Mr. Siston.... Aug. 4 Same subject. Sets forth in detail the reasons

why the meeting of the tribunal will take

place on September 3.
· Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate l....do. Same subject. Quotes a telegram from the United
(telegram).

States agent relating to his declining to concur
in the suggestion of the British agent that the
tribunal meet about October 15, and instructs
to advise the foreign office that the United
States Government expects the tribunal to

meet September 3, as agreed.
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (tel. Aug. 7 Same subject. Announces agreement that the
1 egram).

tribunal shall meet September 3.
Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis .. Aug. 10 Same subject. Request of the British agent for

permission to inspect photographs or make
certified copies of original Russian documents
mentioned in the counter case of the United
States, and inquiry whether it will be possible

to examine original depositions in London. I Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes.. Aug. 14 Same subject. All the documents are now be

ing packed for shipment to London, where! every facility will be given for examination as

requested. | Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ....do... Same subject. First meeting of the tribunal will 1 (telegram).

be at the foreign office at 11 o'clock, Septem- !

ber 3.
Lord Alverstone, Mr. Root, Oct. 20 Same subject. Text of the decision ..............

Mr. Lodge, and Mr. Turner
1307 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate..... Nov, 9 Graves of British seamen discovered within the

limits of the United States naval station at
Guantanamo, Cuba. Incloses letter from Navy
Department relating to, and instructs to bring
matter to the attention of the British Govern-

ment.
1239 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ..... Nov. 14 Treaty between Great Britain and China respect

ing commercial relations, etc. Incloses text. 1265 Same to same.......

Dec. 18 Graves of British seamen at Guantanamo. The

British Government thankfully accepts the
offer of the Navy Department to take care of
them.

GREECE.

1902.
Convention between the Nov. 19 | Defining the rights, privileges, and immunities

United States and Greece. Dec. 2 of consular officers in the two countries. Text.

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1903.
22 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay...... Feb. 26 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Submits

the case of a Chinaman who was arrested for
refusing a Government official small change
for a large amount of money, and asks how far

he can act in affording.
Treaty between the United | Feb. 27 | For the mutual extradition of fugitives from jus-
States and the Republic

of Guatemala.
16 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs... Mar. 16 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Defines ex-

tent of, and approves his action in the case

reported in No. 22.
Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay..... Mar. 18 Political condition in Honduras. Incloses report

of the consular agent at Amapala on the.
Same to same (telegram)... Mar. 23 Refusal of the Guatemalan Government to recog-

nize the l'nited States citizenship of Alberto

Posadas reported and instruction requested. Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs | Mar. 24 | Same subject. Instructs to protest and ask the (telegram).

release of Posadas,

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