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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! changed places with the dismissed governor
of Beirut. . 576 Same to same........... Sept. 19 | Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. Re
ports the situation growing steadily worse, but
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. 546 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.
withdrawal of the squadron as soon as the
pending questions are settled. Same to same (telegram)... Oct. 29 Equal treatment of American institutions. Re
ports that he is pressing a settlement of the
pending questions more vigorously. 617 Same to same ..................do ... Insurrection and outrages in Macedonia. The i
revolutionary movement continues, but the
tice has been given to the Porte that unless
the Beirut matter will be pressed.
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 a note to the Porte, which was
missed at Beirut.
Porte in regard to. 6£2 Same to same ............. Nov. 28 Same subject. Incloses additional correspond
ence with the Porte on the subject.
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.
Protection of British interests. Instructs to
British minister to do so.
Instructs 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. Same to same (telegram
c. 8 Same subject. Reports that the President of
Venezuela has publicly stated that foreign
lishment of peace.
ish interests. Assent of the Venezuelan Goy.
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
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
been requested by the Venezuelan Govern-
ela. Asks instructions.
release of German consular officers and several
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
formed him that all German and British sub
jects have been released. Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tel.
Same subject. Instructs to forward communica-
tiong addressed to the British and German
to him to the Department,
poses arbitration and Great Britain and Ger-
of Venezuelan note proposing. Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tel- l....do... Same subject. Protection of British and German 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 egram).
his course will stimulate him in his efforts to
protect the interests confided to his care. Same to same (telegram).......do... Same subject. Reports that the British legationi
bas been put under the care of the secretary of the United States legation, that in case of trouble British subjects will go there and Geri
man subjects to the Upited States legation. ! Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tel. )....do... Same subject. Arbitration. Venezuela's proegram).
posal for, has been communicated to the British
and German Governments. 137 | Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay ..... Dec. 13 Same subject. Arbitration. Incloses correspond.
ence with the minister for foreign affairs re
for foreign affairs, protesting against the ac-
tives. 141 | Same to same....
Samesubject. Protection of British and German
interests. Incloses correspondence relating to
forms him that the British and German war
From and to whom.
1902. Mr. Bowen to Mr. Hay(tele | Dec. 13 Difficulty with Great Britain and Germany. Regram).
ports that the British and German consuls have
been permitted to return to La Guaira. Same to same (telegram).......do... Same subject. Reports the situation at Caracas
much quieter and the excitement subsiding. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 14 'Same subject. Reports that the British and Ger
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 Cas-
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. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 22 Same subject. The blockade of Venezuelan
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 Goy-
will be cabled upon such acceptance.
nal accepted, in principle, by the Venezuelan
Government. Mr. Hay to Mr. Bowen (tele- Dec. 27 Same subject. Communicates the German and gram).
British propositions in regard to preliminary
conditions of arbitration.
ing citizens of Caracas asking that Minister
From and to whom.
Transmits President Castro's reply to the Ger-
11903. Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 7 Same subject. Transmits President Castro's ac- 1
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 and Venezuela.
of the law defining. The diplomatic corps
the provision of the law.
the Venezuelan Government the unfriendly
1903. Nov. 14 Recognition of the Republic of Panama by the Ixxxiii
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.
a Same instruction, mutatis mutandis, to all United States diplomatic representa