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Colombia .....

Costa Rican-Colombian boundary.

Death of President Nuñez.....

International relations of Colombia.

Denmark ....

Visitors to Greenland...

Prohibition of American cattle...

Dominican Republic

Attack on American schooner Henry Crosby.

Exemption from tonnage dues.

France

Admeasurement of vessels..

Regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

Assassination of President Carnot.....

Convention between France and Liberia.

Germany

Burdens on exportations of American hog products

Prohibition of American corned beef..

Probibition of American cattle..

Additional duty on German sugar..

Tax on German salt....

Penalties for failure to perform military duty.

Patents for inventions ...

Passports....

Great Britain....

Consular representation in Bulgaria....

Removal of British subjects from the Choctaw Reservation..

British Guiana and the Venezuelan boundary.

American interests in the Transvaal..

Prevention of escape of Chinamen

Protection of salmon fisheries..

Collisions at sea

The Brazilian revolt

American physicians in Great Britain

Salvage in the West India Islands ....

Claims against Great Britain...

Tonnage dues in Grenada.....

Vessels carrying troops

Commercial agreements with the West Indies..

Greece....

International copyright act..

Trade-mark convention..

Guatemala and Honduras...

Local jurisdiction over foreign merchant ships.

Revolt in Honduras....

Ceremonial announcements...

Arrest of United States citizens.

Lottery in Honduras..

Status of foreigners in Guatemala.

Good offices in behalf of Chinese..

Reciprocity...

Case of the steamship Oteri...

Haiti.....

Discriminating duties....

Haiti-Continued.

Page.

Alleged violations of neutrality ....

337

Case of William Walter Wakeman..

312

Expulsion of foreigners....

343

Certificates of citizenship......

346

Regulations of entrance and departure of foreigners from Haiti.

347

Discriminating taxation between natives and foreigners...

347

Contraband trade.......

350

Detention of sailing vessels until import duties are paid on their cargoes. 351

Tonnage dues.....

355

Hawaiian Republic...

358-360

Recognition of Hawaiian Republic..

358

Italy .....

361-371

Proposed naturalization and extradition conventious..

361

Commercial reciprocity.....

365

Settlement of estates by consular officers..

366

Protection of Italian emigrants.....

367

Extradition of Delzoppo and Rinaldi.

369

Japan .....

372-390

Friendly offices to Chinese in Japan.

372

Consular jurisdiction over civil suits, case of George W. Lake..

376

Mexico ....

391-432

Banco Vela discussion.....

391

Use of the Rio Grande for irrigation....

397

Discriminating tonnage and cargo dues imposed on Mexican vessels in

American ports ...

397

Question of citizenship......

411

Demarcation of boundary.

411

Free reentry of cattle into the United States.

415

Recovery of strayed or stolen cattle.

418

The Baldwin claim....

418

St. Louis and Zacatecas Ore Company

425

The Ochoa case.

426

Nicaragua.....

433-180

Rights of foreign residents.

433

Relations with Honduras...

434

Boundary between Nicaragua and Colombia.

439

War with Honduras.

441

Political situation in Nicaragua..

446

Authority of diplomatic officers to celebrate marriages.

447

Reciprocity arrangement....

448

Financial situation...

448

Forced contributions...

451

Nicaraguan canal....

460

Murder of William Wilson

465

Withdrawal of Consul Braida's exequatur ...

477

Protection of Moravian mission and missionaries in Mosquito territory... 479

Persia ......

481-512

Taxation of foreigners engaged in trade

481

Assignments of claims by Persian subjects to foreigners....

484

Establislıment of a missionary school at Kerman shah forbidden...... 486

Religious persecution at Hamadan and domiciliary rights of Americans.. 492

Murder of Aga Jan Khan......

507

Porsian representation in the mixed tribunals of Egypt..

508

Paga

Portugal.......

513-524

Suspension of diplomatic relations with Brazil and protection of Brazilian

citizens in Portugal.

513

Russia.....

525-562

Condition of Israelites in Russia, their emigration to the United States... 525

Rights of Americans to acquire real estate.

539

Case of Stanislaus C. Krzeminski, condemned to exile to Siberia..

541

Expatriation ...

557

Death of Alexander III....

558

Miscellaneous (case of Joseph Wingfield).

561

Salvador

563-576

Extradition of General Ezeta.

563

Spain.......

577-635

Fines for clerical errors in manifests.

577

Indemnities to and return of the Caroline Islands missionaries.

590

Reciprocity arrangement, publication of definitive repertory.

5.98

Alien contract labor cases...

611

Attack upon Spanish cigar makers at Key West.

617

Termination of reciprocity arrangement..

618

Commercial relations...

621

Sweden and Norway....

636-615

Admeasurement of vessels.

636

Switzerland ......

646-687

Abduction of Constance Madeleine His...

646

Protection to Swiss citizens by United States representatives in foreign

countries

675

Military tax

678

Citizenship case of Fred. Tschudy.

683

Turkey ....

688-782

Assault on Miss Melton...

688

Impediments in the way of American schools

702

Punishment of American citizens committing offenses in Turkey, case of

Dr. Franklin.....

713

Alleged cruelties committed upon Armenians .

714

Alleged request of Armenians for arms from the United States Govern-

ment ...

725

Neutrality, reported organization in New York of Armenians for military

drill.....

726

President's message, 1893.

728

Publications by Turkish subjects in foreign countries of malevolent articles

against Turkey..

729

Case of Socrates A. Seferiades.

731

Marsovan College.....

739

Protection to Turkish snbjects teaching in American schools.

740

Restrictions imposed on Jews.....

750

Status and treatment in Turkey of naturalized Americans of Turkish

origin .....

752

Cases of Mr. Aivazian and Mrs. Toprahanian...

765

Non-exchange of ratifications of naturalization treaty of 1875...

780

Freedom of worship for Protestants in Turkey......

781

Venezuela ....

783-846

Closing of the Macaroo and other bayous of the Orinoco River to for-

eign commerce and detention of the steamer Bolivar..

783

Decree governing foreigners......

802

Boundary between Venezuela and British Guiana.

803

MESSAGE,

To the Congress of the United States :

The assemblage within the nation's legislative halls of those charged with the duty of making laws for the benefit of a generous and free people impressively suggests the exacting obligation and inexorable responsibility involved in their task. At the threshold of such labor now to be undertaken by the Congress of the United States and in the discharge of an executive duty enjoined by the Constitution I submit this communication, containing a brief statement of the condition of our national affairs, and recommending such legislation as seems to me necessary and expedient.

The history of our recent dealings with other nations, and our peaceful relations with them at this time, additionally demonstrate the advantage of consistently adhering to a firm but just foreign policy, free from envious or ambitious national schemes and characterized by entire honesty and sincerity.

During the past year, pursuant to a law of Congress, coinmissioners were appointed to the Antwerp Industrial Exposition. Though the participation of American exhibitors fell far short of completely illustrating our national ingenuity and industrial achievements, yet it was quite creditable in view of the brief time allowed for preparation.

I have endeavored to impress upon the Belgian Government the needlessness and positive harmfulness of its restrictions upon the importation of certain of our food products, and have strongly urged that the rigid supervision and inspection under our laws are amply sufficient to prevent the exportation from this country of diseased cattle and unwholesome meat.

The termination of the civil war in Brazil has been followed by the general prevalence of peace and order. It appearing at an early stage of the insurrection that its course would call for unusual watchfulness on the part of this Government, our naval force in the harbor of Rio de Janeiro was strengthened. This precaution, I am satisfied, tended to restrict the issue to a simple trial of strength between the Brazilian Government and the insurgents, and to avert complications which at times seemed imminent. Our firm attitude of neutrality was maintained to the end. The insurgents received no encouragement of eventual asylum from our commanders, and such opposition as they encountered was for the protection of our commerce and was clearly justified by public law.

A serious tension of relations having arisen at the close of the war between Brazil and Portugal by reason of the escape of the insurgent Admiral da Gama and his followers, the friendly offices of our representatives to those countries were exerted for the protection of the subjects of either within the territory of the other.

Although the Government of Brazil was duly notified that the commercial arrangement existing between the United States and that country based on the third section of the Tariff Act of 1890, was abrogated on August 28, 1894, by the taking effect of the tariff law now in force, that Government subsequently notified us of its intention to terminate such arrangement on the first day of January, 1895, in the exercise of the right reserved in the agreement between the two countries. I invite attention to the correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Brazilian minister on this subject.

The Commission organized under the convention which we had entered into with Chile for the settlement of the outstanding claims of each Government against the other, adjourned at the end of the period stipulated for its continuance, leaving undetermined a number of American cases which had been duly presented. These claims are not barred and negotiations are in progress for their submission to a new tribunal.

On the 17th of March last a new treaty with China in further regulation of emigration was signed at Washington, and on August 13th it received the sanction of the Senate. Ratification on the part of China and formal exchange are awaited to give effect to this mutually beneficial convention.

A gratifying recognition of the uniform impartiality of this country towards all foreign states was manifested by the coincident request of the Chinese and Japanese governments that the agents of the United States should, within proper limits, afford protection to the subjects of the other during the suspension of diplomatic relations due to a state of war. This delicate office was accepted, and a misapprehension which gave rise to the belief that in affording this kindly unofficial protection our agents would exercise the same

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