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Page. Change in extradition treaty between Italy and....
815 Visit of the American squadron to Piræus ..
815 Relations between Roumania and...
818 Conditions in Island of Crete....
820 Guatemala and Honduras.
823-868 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala..
823 Impressment of laborers employed on American plantations..
824 Consular convention between Guatemala and Italy..
827 War in Central America and mediation of United States and Mexico..... 834 Preliminary treaty of peace, etc., between Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala..
851 Treaty of amity, etc., between Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras..
857 Convention establishing Central-American International Bureau...
863 Convention establishing Central-American Pedagogical Institute.
865 Death of minister of Guatemala to United States....
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To the Senate and House of Representatives:
As a nation we still continue to enjoy a literally unprecedented prosperity; and it is probable that only reckless speculation and disregard of legitimate business methods on the part of the business world can materially mar this prosperity.
No Congress in our time has done more good work of importance than the present Congress. There were several matters left unfinished at your last session, however, which I most earnestly hope you will complete before your adjournment. I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contrib
uting to the campaign expenses of any party. Corporation Cam
Such a bill has already past one House of Conpaign Contributions.
gress. Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly. Another bill which has just past one House of the Congress and
which it is urgently necessary should be enacted Government's Right into law is that conferring upon the Government of Appeal in Criminal Cases.
the right of appeal in criminal cases on questions
of law. This right exists in many of the States; it exists in the District of Columbia by act of the Congress. It is of course not proposed that in any case a verdict for the defendant on the merits should be set aside. Recently in one district where the Government had indicted certain persons for conspiracy in connection with rebates, the court sustained the defendant's demurrer; while in another jurisdiction an indictment for conspiracy to obtain rebates has been sustained by the court, convictions obtained under it, and two defendants sentenced to imprisonment. The two cases referred