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PAPERS RELATING TO THE
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PUBLICATION No. 814

CONTENTS

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CUBA:

Political affairs. ........................

Amendment of the electoral law carried by the Conservatives; failure

of the United States to dissuade President Menocal from approving

the amendment-Agitation by the Liberals to induce supervision of

the elections by the United States Concern of the United States

over pre-election disorders President Menocal's statement,

October 28, 1920, assuring the Cuban people a fair election-Delay

by the Cuban authorities in announcing the results of the election-

Appointment of General Crowder on special mission to Cuba. ..

Financial affairs . .......................

Financial stringency and heavy withdrawals from the banks-Mora-

torium decreed by President Menocal-Views and recommenda-

tions of the United States Mr. Albert Rathbone retained by the

Cuban Government as adviser in negotiations for a loan-Report

by Mr. Rathbone to President Menocal. ...........

Cable concessions to the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba, the

Western Union Telegraph Company, and the All America Cables,

Incorporated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rice importations. ...............

Refusal by Cuban importers to accept American shipments of rice at

purchase prices; representations to the Cuban Government-

President Menocal's decree of September 6, 1920, restricting and

regulating importations; dissatisfaction of the United States Presi-

dent Menocal's new decree, November 19, 1920. ..

McGivney and Rokeby Construction Company's contract of June 23,

1908; proposal by the United States for arbitration of disputes be-

tween the Company and the Cuban Government, March 25, 1919;

direct settlement of the disputes and termination of contract. ...

CZECHOSLOVAKIA:

The Teschen dispute with Poland. (See volume I, General.)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

Political and economic affairs. ..................

Progress of reforms under the Military Government-Decision by the

United States to initiate measures for withdrawal from the Govern-

ment of the Republic; proclamation of December 23, 1920—Politi-

cal and economic embarrassments of the Military Governor ...

Censorship. ............................

Relaxation of the censorship—Trial of journalists for offenses against

regulations—Executive orders of the Military Governor, December

6, 1920, defining and prohibiting defamation and sedition; objections

by the Department of State to the Executive orders and the con-

currence of the Navy Department in their annulment. .....

Boundary dispute with Haiti. (See volume I, General.)

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ECUADOR:

Financial affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Project for an Italian loan of 40,000,000 sucres to Ecuador-Plan for

refunding the Ecuadoran foreign debt by banks in the United

States. ........................

Affairs of the Guayaquil and Quito Railway. .............

Resumption, on March 6, 1920, of daily deposits for the service of the

railway bonds but in insufficient sums—Concern of the American

Government over the Ecuadoran Government's delay in remitting

the accumulated deposits ..................

Cacao trade ...........................

Efforts to sustain the credit of the Cacao Association-Measures urged

upon the Government of Ecuador by the Government of the United

States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Petroleum legislation of October 18, 1919, and November 25, 1920. ..

EGYPT:

Proposal by Great Britain to reconstitute the Mixed Courts and to

transfer to them the jurisdiction exercised by the consular courts

Invitation to the Government of the United States to make nomi-

nations to fill a vacancy in the Mixed Court of Appeal . ....

ETHIOPIA:

Treaty of June 27, 1914, with the United States . .........

Negotiation and signature of a treaty of commerce at Addis Ababa-

Notification to Prince Lidj Yassou, December 20, 1914, of ratifica-

tion by the United States Proclamation of the treaty by President

Wilson, August 9, 1920. ...................

Grant of petroleum rights to the Anglo-American Oil Company, Limited,

under the Baghdassarian concession in western Harrar .......

FINLAND:

Termination of hostilities with Russia .

Inquiries from the Government of Finland regarding the policy of the

United States toward Russian attacks on Finland-Decision by the

United States to refrain from offering advice to the Government of

Finland-Conclusion of peace between Finland and Russia . ...

GERMANY:

Continuation in force of the armistice between the United States and

Germany ..........................

Relations of the American Commissioner with the German authorities;

German desire for representation at Washington ........

German protest against the nomination by the United States of an arbi-

trator for river shipping ...........

Protest of the Associated Governments against German import and

export regulations ......................

Occupation of the Rhineland by the Allied and Associated Powers .

Report of the American Observer on the Rhineland High Commis-

sion-Dispatch of additional troops by Germany into the Ruhr

Basin-French occupation of Darmstadt and Frankfort; attitude

of the American, British, Italian, and Belgian Governments—Ap-

pointment of General Allen as American observer-Use by France

of African troops in the Rhineland-Discussions regarding payment

of expenses of armies of occupation-Attitude of the Associated

Governments toward provocative speeches by members of the

German Cabinet in occupied territory- Proposed reduction of the

American Army of Occupation ................

GERMANY-Continued.

Unofficial representation of the United States on the Reparation Com-

mission ..........................

Negotiations relating to German reparations ............

Problems arising under articles 235 and 260 of the Treaty of Ver-

sailles—The question of the sale to the Netherlands of ships built

in Germany-Relation of the Reparation Commission to the Con-

ference of Ambassadors Discussions regarding determination of

the amount of Germany's liability—The Spa Conference-Attitude

of the United States toward the percentage agreement and the coal

protocol-Evaluation of German ships allocated to Great Britain-

Proposed conference at Geneva-Meeting of technical experts at

Brussels; decision of the United States not to be represented . ..

Deliveries of German dyestuffs and chemicals under the Treaty of Ver-

sailles . ..........................

Policies of the Associated Governments-Appointment of a dye expert

for the United States-Allied agreement of September 15, 1919-

Distribution of dyes among the Associated Powers-Statement on

February 10, 1920, of American views on the delivery and distribu-

tion of dyestuffs and chemical drugs—Arrangements between the

Department of State and the Textile Alliance . .........

Status of German ships taken over during the war by the United States

and Latin American countries . ...............

Disposition of the United States to support the claims of Brazil, Cuba,

and Uruguay to German ships if made under the Wilson-Lloyd

George Agreement, May 1919–Claim of the United States to title

to German ships taken in its own harbors-Purchase from Peru of

a former German ship by the United States Shipping Board . ..

Tank ships of the Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum. Gesellschaft ..

Claim by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey to beneficial

ownership Provisional exemption of the tankers from allocation

among the Associated Powers; cancelation of the exemption by

the Supreme Council-Refusal by the United States Shipping

Board to release the Imperator and seven other German ships

pending a decision on the tankers; release of the eight German

ships-Proposals for a provisional allocation of the tankers—Agree-

ment of June 7, 1920, between the Reparation Commission and the

United States . ......................

GREAT BRITAIN:

Release of American goods seized by Great Britain during the war . .

Preliminary negotiations between the consul general at London and

the British Procurator General-American proposals of December

13, 1917, July 12, 1918, and August 28, 1919British consent to

release in “proper” cases-American reservations regarding the

Order in Council of March 11, 1915—Report of the Secretary of

State to the President, March 3, 1921 . ............

Claim against the United States arising out of the delay in delivering

the Imperator and other ex-German ships; proposal of the United

States for concurrent examination of American claims against

Great Britain. ......................

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