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1903. | Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay Sept. 12 Condition of affairs at Beirut. The consul at (telegram).
Beirut reports that confidence is being restored. Same to same (telegram)... Sept. 14 Same subject. The consul at Beirut reports that
the restoration of confidence is due to the vig
orous action of the new governor.
ports that the grand vizier shows quite plainly
Halel Pasha, governor of Broussa, has ex-
of Beirut. 576 Same to same...
Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. Re-
there is little danger to American missionaries. 575 Same to same.
Sept. 21 Equal treatment of American institutions. Very
slow progress is being made in the settlement
course in regard to the removal of the gover
nor and his transfer to Broussa.
settled, but that there is a possibility of a per-
ports that the outlook continues gloomy, al-
gerated. 596 Same to same..
do... Same subject. Reports fully on the situation.
The loss in property is great, but reports of
missionaries would cause trouble.
school question is meeting strong opposition
and who are always suspected of sedition. 611 Same to same.
.do... Condition of affairs at Beirut. Matters have as.
sumed a normal condition and advises the
pending questions are settled.
ports that he is pressing a settlement of the
pending questions more vigorously. 617 Same to same
.do... Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. The
revolutionary movement continues, but the
tice has been given to the Porte that unless
the Beirut matter will be pressed. 630 Same to same
Nov. 13 Assassination of Vice-Consul Magelssen at Beirut.
Incloses correspondence with the Porte on the
and accused of.
belief that the American schools are hotbeds
tic measures to effect a settlement.
has returned note to the Porte, which was
missed at Beirut. Same to same
.do ... Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the
Porte in regard to. 642 Same to same
Nov. 28 Same subject. Incloses additional correspond
ence with the Porte on the subject. 644 Same to same
..do ... Macedonia, condition of affairs in. Reports that
further disturbances are not anticipated. The
as to make it practically worthless. 68 Same to same
Dec. 13 Equal treatment for American institutions. Re
ports his inability to make any headway.
1902. Mr. Hill to Mr. Bowen (tel. Nov. 29 Difficulty with Great Britain and Germany, 788 egram).
Protection of British interests. Instructs to
British minister to do so.
Instrucis to exercise the same good offices for
Germany as for Great Britain. Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (tel. Dec. 2 Same subject. Expresses opinion that rupture egram).
may be avoided, and asks permission to use
good offices to that end.
Venezuela has publicly stated that foreign
lishment of peace. Same to same (telegram)... ....do ... Same subject. Protection of German and Brit- 789
ish interests. Assent of the Venezuelan Gov.
ernment to take charge of, has been asked. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 9 Same subject. Reports the arrest of British and
German subjects. President Castro consented
jects. Same to same (telegram)... ....do ... Same subject. States that, in the absence of 790
instructions to communicate direct with Ber-
dressed to the German and British ministers. Same to same (telegram)... ....do ... Same subject. Arbitration. Reports that he has 790
been requested by the Venezuelan Govern-
ela. Asks instructions. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 10 Same subject. Reports that he has secured the 790
release of German consular officers and several
other prisoners. Same to same (telegram)... .do... Same subject. Reports an attack on the German 790
legation by a mob, wholesale arrest of German
and British subjects, and action taken by him. Same to same (telegram)...
.......do ... Same subject. Reports that President Castro in- 791
formed him that all German and British sub
jects have been released. Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tel. ....do ... Same subject. Instructs to forward communica- 791 egram).
tions addressed to the British and German
to him to the Department. Same to same (telegram)... ....do... Same subject. Arbitration. If Venezuela pro- 791
poses arbitration and Great Britain and Ger-
of Venezuela. Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (tel- Dec. 11 Same subject. Arbitration, Transmits substance 791 egram).
of Venezuelan note proposing. Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tel. ....do ... Same subject. Protection of British and German 792 egram).
interests. The President approves his course
in the. Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay (tel. | Dec. 12 Same subject. States the President's approval of 792 egram).
his course will stimulate him in his efforts to
protect the interests confided to his care. Same to same (telegram)...
Same subject. Reports that the British legation 792
bas been put under the care of the secretary of
man subjects to the United States legation. Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tel. ....do... Same subject. Arbitration. Venezuela's pro- 792 egram).
posal for, has been communicated to the British
and German Governments. Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay Dec. 13 Same subject. Arbitration. Incloses correspond
ence with the minister for foreign affairs re
lating to. Same to same..
.do Same subject. Incloses note from the minister
for foreign affairs, protesting against the ac-
tives, Same to same...
..do ... Same subject. Protection of British and German 795
interests. Incloses correspondence relating to
796 forms him that the British and German war vessels are bombarding Puerto Cabello.
ports that the British and German consuls have
been permitted to return to La Guaira.
much quieter and the excitement subsiding.
man war vessels bombarded the forts at Puerto
British flag on a merchant vessel.
minister of the Netherlands, who is sick, has
of Dutch interests, if the Venezuelan Govern
Arbitration. Desires to know without delay
swer Venezuela's proposal for.
leading citizens of Venezuela to President Cag.
Italian minister, who will leave on the 17th,
ian interests if Venezuela consents.
bitration. No reply has yet been received
powers conferred upon him by President
negotiations with the powers.
gotiations has been communicated to London,
Berlin, and Rome.
clined to accept the principle of arbitration,
would be judicious.
invited the President of the United States to
Venezuela's wishes accord therewith.
nal. Recites objection to expresses his views
interested in the matter.
ceptance of the proposition that the President
of the United States should act as arbitrator.
ports began December 20 and 24, respectively,
velt formally accepted by the minister for for-
dent act as arbitrator has not been received
from the powers.
nal. Instructs to urge the Venezuelan Gov-
will be cabled upon such acceptance.
nal accepted, in principle, by the Venezuelan
British propositions in regard to preliminary
conditions of arbitration.
ing citizens of Caracas asking that Minister
Transmits President Castro's reply to the Ger-
propositions in regard to pre-
ceptance of the preliminary conditions of arbi-
raising of the blockade, can not be adjusted
until Mr. Bowen's arrival at Washington. Protocol of agreement be- Feb. 17 For submission to arbitration of all unsettled tween the United States
claims of citizens of the United States against
of the law defining. The diplomatic corps
a decision. Asks instructions in case an appointee as vice-consul or consular agent is refused an exequatur on account of being engaged in business and coming within
the provision of the law. Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell..... May 15 Same subject. Points out for communication to
the Venezuelan Government the unfriendly
1903. Nov. 14 Recognition of the Republic of Panama by the lxxxiii
President of the United States.
Mr. Hay to Mr. Ames.a
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, November 14, 1903. The President yesterday fully recognized the Republic of Panama and formally received its minister plenipotentiary. You will promptly communicate this to the Government to which you are accredited.
e Same instruction, mutatis mutandis, to all United States diplomatic representa