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1910.
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (tele- Oct. 15 Same subject. The negotiations have ended without
gram).

favorable result. Mr. Davis will withhold his re-
port until the ambassador can appeal to the chan-

cellor for a friendly arrangement.
Mr. Adee to Mr. Hill (tele- ...do .... Same subject. Instructs to cable synopsis of Mr.
gram).

Davis's report before making representations to

the chancellor.
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (tele- Oct. 17 Same subject. Reports that a satisfactory arrange-
gram).

ment can be made if he can have Department's

authority.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (tele Oct. 18 Same subject. Authorizes him to confer with the
gram).

chancellor, maintaining the dignity of this Govern

ment and its firm attitude in this matter.
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (tele- Oct. 24 Same subject. States conditions upon which he has
gram).

consented to mediate unofficially.
Same to same (telegram)... Nov. 6 Same subject. Reports failure to obtain a definite

proposition for settlement of the potash question.

States attitude of the German Government.
493 | Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill...... Nov. 23 | Presentation of a statue of Gen. von Steuben to

Germany by the United States. Incloses an act of
Congress authorizing this presentation. Instructs
to ascertain whether the German Government will

provide the pedestal for the statue.
Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 20 Export duty levied by Germany on potash salts.

Aide memoire reiterating the attitude of the
United States. Instructs to present it textually
to the German Government ani to state that the
President desires to have it brought to the special

attention of the German Emperor.
Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (tele- | Dec. 23 Same subject. Department's aide memoire was
gram).

presented to the chancellor, and he requests time

for reply.

1911.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (tele- Jan. 12 Same subject. Instructs to press for an early reply
gram).

to Department's aide inemoire of the 20th inst.,
ant to inform the chancellor that action by the
Bun iesrat which does not provide for relief of
American contracts from penalty taxes and the
refun ling of taxes now paid will not satisfy the

President.
Count von Bernstorfi to Jan. 31 Same subject. Incloses a long memorandum of the
Mr. Knox

German Government stating its views concerning
the potash question and declaring its willingness
to enter into frienily negotiations for the settle-

ment of the differences.
893 Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox...... Feb. 8 Same subject. Discusses at length above memo

ran lum and refutes certain claims made therein
Mr. Knox_to Count von Feb 7 Same subject. Calls attention to his offer to ascer-
Bernstorit

tain, as a basis for further discussion, how much
below the syn licate price of 1909 the German
Government could suggest 3 price at which the
American contracts could be met and requests his
earnest efforts to bring this question to a settle-

ment.
Mr. Wilson to Count von Feb. 11 Same subject. Advises him that the German Gov-
Bernstortit.

ernment has demanded payment of excess-pro-
duction tax from an American corporation, export-
ing its entire product to the United States, and
that, in the opinion of this Government, no tax

should be deman led.
Count_von Bernstorff to | Feb. 15 Same subject. It has been declared heretofore that
Mr. Knox,

the American purchasers did not have to bear tho
excess-production tax, any statement ditfering
from the above must be supported by a notarial
declaration by which the purchasers expressly
recognize their liability, or arbitration must decide

this question
Mr. Wilson to Count von Mar. 9 | Sare subject. Informs him that the Government
Bernstortil.

of the United States suspends further diplomatic
action on this case and suggests that the German
Government join this Governinent to bring about
an early conference between the German interests
concerned ani the representatives of the American

parties to the contracts. 416 Same to same...

Mar. 17 Same subject. Advises him that the German Goy

ernment is willing to defer collection of the tax
deman led from the American corporation, pro-
vided it furnisbes bank guarantee of payment. As
all the property of this corporation is located in
Germiny it requested that this requirement be

waived.
Same to samo..

Mar. 21 Same subject. Requests early reply to Depart

ment's note of Mar. 9, 1911.

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1911.
Count von Bernstort to Mar, 29 | Same subject. The German Gorernment concurs
Mr. Knor.

in the suggestion that a settlement of the potash
question be reached privately and recommends

that the ccnlorence be held at Brussels, Mr. Knor to Count von

Same subject. Urges that the conference be held
Bernstort.

at New York no later than the 24th of this month. Count von Bernstortit

Same subject. The German interested parties in-
Mr. Knox

sisted that the conference be held at Hamburg.
The German Government induced them, how-

ever, to accept Brussels instead.
Mr. Wilson to Count von Apr. 14 Same subject. The American interested parties
Bernstorti.

urgently request that the conference be held at

New York or at Montmal.
Same to same......... Apr. 27 Same subject. The representatives of the Ameri-

can interests have accepted Brussels as the meet.
ins place of the conference. Suggests May 15 for

the opening of the conference.
Count ron Bernstorff to May 1 Same subject. Adrises that Brussels has been cho
Mr. Knox,

sen as the meeting place and May 15 as the date of

o cning of the conference.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Hill (tele- May 6 Presentation of a statue of Gen. von Steuben to
gram).

Germany. Instructs to ascertain whether the
appointment of Hen. Richard Bartholdt as the
President's representative is acceptable to the

German Emperor.
Wr. Davis to Mr. Knox.... May 11 Export duty seried by Germany on potash salts,

Reports telephone communication with the Ger-
man ambassador in which the latter stated that
his Government desired to hold the conference at
Berlin instead of Brussels. As Mr. Davis was
assured that the American interested parties

agreed to this change he had also agreed thereto, Mr. Hill to Mr. Knox (tele- M

Presentation of a statue of Gen. von Steuben to
gram).

Germany. Appointment of Hon. Richard Bar-
tholdt as the President's representativo is agree-

able to the German Emperor.
Mr. Hale to Mr. Hill (tele- May 31 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether the
gram).

appointment of C. P. Wolfram as additional repro-
sentative of the President is agreeable to the Ger-

man Emperor.
974 Mr. Fill to Mr. Knox...... June 13 | Same subject. Reports that the statue will be

erected at Potsdam. Same to same (telegram)... June 20 Same subject. Appointment of Wolfram is agreeable

to the German Emperor, September 2 is proposed

as the date for the presentation.
The German Emperor to Sept. 2 Same subject. Conveys thanks for himsell and the
President Taft (tele-

German people for the statue which has just been
gram).

unveiled. President Taft to the Ger

Same subject. Appreciation of above telegram man Emperor (tele

which will be communicated to the Congress of Tam).

the United States.

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1910. 238 | Mr. Innes to Mr. Knox..... Nov. 28 Coronation o

Georgo V. Incloses & proclamation fixing tho date for the coronation. Requests to be informed whether the President will

send a representative
871 Ur. Hill to Mr. Knox...... Dec. 29 Additional protocol to the International Prize Court

Convention. The governments which have not
as yet ratified the convention have been advised
that they are not obliged to ratify the conven-

tion if they accept the additional protocol.
1911.
Jan. 12 Fisheries in Canadian and Newfoundland treaty

wators. Text of minutos ol, conference held at
Washington the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th of

January, 1911.
Jan. Samo subject. Text of minutes of conference held

at Washington the 13th and 14th of Januuary, 1911. 1 1s. Knox to Mr. Castrillo, jr. Jan. 19 Additional protocol to the International Prize Court

Convontion. Incloses copy of protocol and cir-
cular note of the Netherlands Government of May
24, 1910, and urges acceptance by the Nicaraguan

Governmont.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Reid (tele- Feb. 1 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain whether it is

true, as reported, that the ratification of the pro
tocol will be postponed by Great Britain until
after the coronation.

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1911. Mr. Knox to President Taft Feb. 1 Same subject. Incloses the protocol for transmis

sion to the Senate. States reasons for the neces

sity of its adoption. 20 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox.... Feb. 2 Coronation of King George V. Advises that the

state visits will commence on June 19 and will

terminate on the 28th of that month.
28 Same to same............ Feb. 17 | Same subject. All maritime powers have been in-

vited to attend the naval review to be held June
24. Asks to be informed, if the United States ac-
cepts the invitation, of the name of the vessel

which will be sent.
1111 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryce... Mar. 18 Same subject. The U. S. S. Delaware will repre

sent this Government at the naval review
1145 Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce....May 5 Same subject. Advises him that the President has

appointed Mr. John Hays Hammond ambassador
on special mission to represent the Government of

the United States.
Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox.... June 1 Same subject. Transmits rules and arrangements

adopted concerning exchange of visits and salutes
by commanders of foreign warships. Asks to be
informed whether they are acceptable to this

Government.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce.... June 6 Same subject. The above arrangements are en-

tirely satisfactory to this Government.
President Taft to King | June 22 Same subject. Felicitations...

George V (telegram).
King George V to President June 22 Same subject. Thanks for above telegram.....
Taft (telegram).

July 19 Arbitration of pecuniary claims. Special agree

ment between the United States and Great Britain.

Text and schedule of claims.
825 Mr. Loudon to Mr. Knox .. Aug. 14 Additional protocol to the International Prize Court

Convention. Advises that all the States signs-
tory to the convention have signed the additional

protocol.
168 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox.... Aug. 28 Coronation of King George V. Incloses a letter

from the King to the President, acknowledging
letter of credence presented by Ambassador Ham-

mond.
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Bryce... Sept. 7 Same subject. Above letter will be transmitted to

the President.
Dec. 14 | Preservation and protection of fur seals. Treaty

between the United States and Great Britain.

Text.
Dec. 14 Same subject. Convention between the United

States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia. Text.

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GUATEMALA.

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1910.
203 Mr. Sands to Mr. Knox.... Sept. 16 Rights of American citizens arrested in Guatemala

and kept incomunicado. The Mexican press an-
nounces that all foreigners arrested in Mexico will
in future be permitted to communicate with their
diplomatic and consular representatives. Re-
quests authority to approach the Guatemalan

Government on this subject.
212 Mr. Sands to Mr. Knox.... Sept. 28 Samo subject. Reports his conversation with the

President of Guatemala concerning the minister's
difficulty in obtaining information about cases in-
volving American interests, and that the President
promised that he would instruct the judiciary to
answer confidential requests made by the minister

or consul general.

1911. 68 | Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt...... Apr. 17 Same subject. Instructs to say to President Cabrera

• that this Government would appreciate the modi

fication of the system of "incomunicacion” which
prevails in Guatemala. Refers to the case of arrest

of Thomas J. McCullough.
85 Mr. Hitt to Mr. Knox...... May 10 Same subject. Incloses & noto from the foreign

office stating that instructions have been issued
permitting American citizens, under arrest in
Guatemala, to apprise their consular officers of

detention."
96 Samo to same......... May 27 | Same subject. Incloses note from the Foreign Office

transmitting a circular telegram which authorizes
American citizens under arrest in Guatemala to
communicate with their diplomatic and consular
officers and other persons.

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1911.
74 | Mr. Knox to Mr. Hitt...... June 2 | Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 85 and points

out an apparent discrepancy between the Presi.
dent's observations and the note of the minister for

foreign affairs.
84 Nr. Knox to Mr. Stabler... July 27 Same subject. Acknowledges Mr. Hitt's No. 96....
125 | Mr. Stabler to Mr. Knox... Aug. 19 Same subject. Transmits the explanation of the

minister for foreign affairs concerning the apparent
discrepancy between the statement of the Presi.
dent and the note from the foreign office.

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1911.
892 Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox... June 22 Rerolution in Haiti. The President is leaving Port

au Princeto investigate the report that arms have
been landed at Fort Liberté, and that that section

is soon to revolt.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox July 13 Same subject. The Dominican minister for foreign
(telegram).

affairs stated that many of the Haitian forces are
deserting into the Dominican Republic. Their
return has been demanded, but the Dominican

Government has refused to surrender them.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox July 17. Same subject. Government officials admit that a
(telegram).

strong undercurrent is developing against the Gov

ernment.
Same to same (telegram)... ...do.... Same subject. Gonaives is reported to be in the

hands of the revolutionists. An American war

vessel is desirable at Port au Prince. Same to samne (

Same subject. Practically all of the north is in the

hands of the revolutionists. The President re

turned and will form a new cabinet.
Same to same (telegram)......do. Same subject. He was advised yesterday by the

Haitian Government that the cities of St. Marc
and Gonaives would be bombarded. He protested

against such action.
Same to same (telegram)... July 21 Same subject. The Government is tottering, and

the diplomatic corps considers the presence of a

war vessel necessary.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss July 22 Same subject. Approves his July 20, and instructs
(telegram).

him to inform the Haitian Government that it will
be held strictly responsible for any damage sus-

tained by American citizens.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox ... do.... Same subject. The towns within 10 miles of Port
(telegram).

au Prince have fallen, and the Government can

not survive many hours.
Same to same (telegram)... July 23 Same subject. Several towns will be blockaded by

the Haitian Government. He has informed it that

the blockade must be effective to be respected.
Same to same (telegram)... July 24 Same subject. The President of Haiti informed the

diplomatic corps that he had sufficient force to
guarantee protection to foreigners. Asks to be
advised of the status of the crew of the yacht
American which was turned over to the Haitian

Government.
Same to same (telegram)... July 27 Same subject. The situation is becoming more seri-

ous. Aux Cays and several other towns in the
west have revolted. The Congress is hurriedly
passing numerous concessions because of better

terms offered.
Same to same (telegram)... July 28 Same subject. While the President realizes that

the condition is serious, he will not surrender the
Government until it becomes absolutely nec-
essary. The United States should be prepared
to use a strong hand to prevent incendiarism,

massacre, and pillage.
Same to samo (telegram)... July 31 Same subject. At a meeting of the diplomatic corps

some were of the opinion that President Simon
should be requested to leave, and that some action

should be taken to prevent further executions. Samne to same (telegram)... Aug. 1 Same subject. The President, in an interview this

morning, admitted the seriousness of the situation,
but seemed to think that he had a chance to over-

come the revolution.
Same to same (telegram)......do.... Same subject. The President has informed the

diplomatic corps that he is ready to resign and

requests three days'armistice to arrange his affairs. Same to same (telegram)......do... Samo subject. The President has asked permission

to embark on an American war vessel. Asks instructions.

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1911.
Same to same (telegram)... Aug. 1 Same subject. Armistice will be respected by the

local revolutionary leaders.
Same to samo (telegram)... Aug. 2 Same subject. The Government is attempting to

obtain all available funds from the bank, but has
been told by the diplomatic corps that the armis-

tice does not permit this.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss ...do.... Same subject. Instructs that temporary refuge may
(telegram).

be granted to President Simon to save innocent

human life.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox ...do.... Same subject. The President embarked on the
(telegram).

Haitian war vessel formerly the American
Same to samo (telegram)... Aug. 3 Same subject. The German war vessel landed about

40 men, although there was no apparent necessity

for such action.
Same to same (telegram)... ...do.... Same subjeet. The President and his family have

left on a Dutch vessel bound for Jamaica.
Same to same (telegram)... Aug. 4 Same subject. Firminists continue to dominate

Port au Prince; Leconto is approaching at the
head of an army. Fighting should not be allowed

in the streets. Requests instructions.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss Aug. 51 Same subject. Instructs to caution American citi.
(telegram).

zens to observe a strictly neutral attitude.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Meyer....... do.... Same subject. Informs him of the serious condition

existing at Port au Prince and requests that the
naval commander there be instructed to prevent

armed conflict within the city limits.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox Aug. 6 | Same subject. The general commanding the revo-
(telegram).

tionary forces has been advised by the diplomatic
corps that no armed conflict will be permitted at

Port au Prince.
Same to same (telegram)......do.... Same subject. Leconte has been proclaimed chief

of the executive power and has entered Port au

Prince.
Same to same (telegram)... Aug. 7 | Same subject. He has been informed that the Ger-

mans have made large advances to the Leconte
movement, and they have offered Leconte a loan

of $200,000.
Mr. Knox to Mr, Furniss Aug. 10 Same subject. Instructs to make clear to the facto
(telegram).

government that the United States insists on the
safe-guarding of American interests. He is not to
recognize the new Government until satisfactory

assurances are given.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox | Aug. 12 Same subject. Leconte, through his counselor of
(telegram).

state, informed the minister that he desired to
have as much American capital participate in the
loans to be made by the banks as possible; that he
guaranteed protection to all American interests;
and that he would equitably adjust claims result-

ing from the recent revolt.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss | Aug. 13 | Same subject. Department considers it most impor-
(telegram).

tant that the above assurances be made in writing.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox | Aug. 15 | Same subject. Reports inauguration of President
(telegram).

Leconte; gives names of cabinet officers, The
Government is advertising for subscriptions to a

loan.
Same to samo (telegram)......do.... Same subject. In reply to department's Aug. 13,

quotes note from the counselor of state giving

assurances referred to.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Furniss Aug. 18 Same subject. Authorizes him to recognize the
(telegram).

Leconte government.
Mr. Furniss to Mr. Knox Aug. 19 | Same subject. He will recognize the Leconte gov-
(telegram).

ernment this day. Suggests that the naval com

mander be instructed to fire a salute.
923 | Same to same (telegram)... Aug. 21 Same subject. Reports interview with President

Leconte, incident upon the recognition of the new
government on the 19th inst.

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1910. 47 | Mr. McCreery to Mr. Knox.. July 28 Revolution in Honduras. Information has been

received that Lee Christmas is preparing to in vedo

Honduras from Guatemala. 51 | Same to samo............. Aug. 11 | Same subject. Reports that some Americans have

been arrested for being connected with the revolu

tionary movement.
Same to same (telegram)... Nov. 3 Same subject. At an interview the President of

Honduras requested the decisive cooperation of
the United States to prerent the landing of revolu-
tionary expeditions in Honduras.

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