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any view to political consideration, have actually been chosen to a disproportionate extent from States which would have been unrepresented in the foreign service under the system which it is to be hoped is now permanently obsolete. Some legislation for the perpetuation of the present system of examinations and promotions upon merit and efficiency would be of greatest value to our commercial and international interests.
WM. H. TAFT. The White House, December 7, 1911.
"intention to become residents and remain citi-
Treasury Department Circular No. 230 of June 27,
arising under section 2 of the act of Mar. 2, 1907,
may be overconie.
ippine Islands. Instruction as to procedure in the
Argentina by American citizens resident there.
American citizens residing there.
birth of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Gives
notice of. Mr. Villegas to Mr. Knox... Mar. 6 "Most favored nation" clause in commercial treaties.
Asks to be informed of the construction of the
clause by the American Government.
this clause does not apply to privileges conceded
change for valuable and equivalent concessions. Mr. Villegas to Mr. Knox... Mar. 18 Visit of the Argentine School ship Presidente Sar
miento. Expresses appreciation for the attend-
on board the Presidente Sarmiento.
birth of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Sends
miento. His message of Apr. 18, 1911, has been
sent to its high destination. Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knor...... May 13 Message of the President of Argentina. Passage
referring to the United States quoted. Mr. Bosch to Mr. Bliss..... May 16 | Celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the
birth of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Ex
presses appreciation for greetings. Mr. Bliss to Mr. Knox. | May 18 Same subject. The message of greetings will be en(Telegram.)
graved on a bronze tablet and placed on the tomb
of Sarmiento. Law No. 8122.............. June 19 Presentation of a statue of George Washington to
Argentina Authorizes accceptance of statue.
Same subject. Eloquent tribute to George Wash-
1911. 1050 Baron Hengelmuller to Mr. | Apr. 11
Trial of military fugitives by military courts in ex.
inst. and states that this Government assumes
ment to this.
Austro-Hungarian Government agrees to surrender
provided they have jurisdiction in the cases.
structs to report when and to what country these
men will be deported.
ment has consented to grant the extradition of
Consular Officers. Informs that the Consulate
be handled by Belgian Consular Officers.
mits the report of the American delegatos on Sal
vage and on collisions, Mr. Burlingham to Mr. Feb. 25 Same subject. Transmits the report of the AmeriKnox.
can delegates on the law of collisions.
cers in the Kongo, Reports that recognition has
('onsul General at Boma.
1911. Mr. Sudley to Mr. Knox Jan. 2 Preferential tariff concessions in favor of American (telegram).
products. Executive is authorized to grant re
duction in duty on flour and other products. Same to same (telegram)... Jan. 15 Same subject. By executive decree tarist reductions
are granted on certain American products. Mr. Knox to Mr. Dudley | Jan. 19 Same subject. Expresses appreciation for preforen(telegram).
tial tariif treatment for American products, Mr. Dudley to the Minister Jan. 21 Same subject. Expresses appreciation.....
for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dudley to Mr. Knox... 31 | Message of the President of Brazil to Congress. Pas
sage relating to the United States quoted.
products. As an excessive tarifi reduction on
of endea yoring to obtain greater concessions. Mr. Knox to Mr. Naon June 13 Same subject. The Government of the United 32 (memorandum).
States has no present thought of seeking from the
opened with the Government of Brazil.
tine Congress toward American products has
tain American products.
1911. Mr Fletcher to Mr. Knox.../ June 10 | Message of the President of Chile to Congress. Pas
sa go referring to the United States quoted. 1738 | Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox...... | July 11 | Arbitration of the Alsop claim against Chile. Trans
mits award rendered by the King of Great Britain.
province. Numerous complaints have been made
interpretation of the treaties.
1911. Baron Rosen to Mr. Knox | Jan. 19 | Plague in Manchuria. Requests views of the Govern(memorandum).
ment ofthe United States as to the means necessary
to com bat this menace.
disposed to support the proposal for an interna-
ment select and send specialists to Manchuria to
and methods of cure.
its assent to the request of the Chinese Government
provinces. Instructs to protest against the taxa-
by the treaties,
Cross has placed at the disposition of the Chinese
ernment that two American physicians will soon
be presented to the Chinese Government for adop-
ernment is disposed to support these measuros.
ment is sending a doctor and three assistants to
sent by other nations.
States is disposed to support the Russian Govern-
reasonable measures for the combat of the plague. 191 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox.. Feb. 28 Payment of Changsha indemnity claims. Settle
ment of these claims was effected Jan. 28, 1911. In-
claims have been paid. 196 Same to same.............. Mar. 6
Mar. 6 Plague in Manchuria. Reports arrival of American
physicians in Peking.
provinces. Reports further on this subject and
instructed to endeavor to ellect local settlements. 216 Mr. Loudon to Mr. Knox. Mar. 10 Joint international opium commission. Reports
postponement of the conference to July 1 next
and cocaine trade.
the conference is agreeable to this Government, and the proposals made by the British Government
will have its earnest support. 44773°—FR 1911- 3