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3d article of which these acts are in clear contravention. It is no less an offense against the principles of public law and the civilization of the age. This government would be wanting in that duty which it owes to its citizens, and regardless of its own dignity, were it lightly to pass over so flagrant an outrage.

You will lose no time in bringing these views to the attention of Mr. Saavedra, expressing at the same time the earnest wish entertained by the President that the subject may receive the early and earnest consid. eration of the Venezuelan Government, and result in a speedy adjustment of Mr. Wheelock's claim for pecuniary indemnity. When the Government of Venezuela shall signify its willingness to make such reparation the amount of that indemnity may properly become a matter for further consideration by this Department. I am, &c.,

WM. M. EVARTS.

ALPHABETICAL INDEX.

97

Page.
Acapulco: arrest, trial, and acquittal of Captain Jacobson, of American schooner

Dreadnaught, for alleged violation of Mexican contraband law; letter
by United States Consul Sutter ..........

732–734
contract for construction of railroad and telegraph line between city of

Mexico and, approved by the President; terms of the contract........ 766,767
Adams, Moses: schooner; claim against Great Britain......................

549
(See Fortune Bay outrage.)
Adams: United States'ship; entry of a closed port of Colombia by..........326, 327,

· 335, 337, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343
(See Coaling Stations.)
Address: of the governor of Buenos Ayres to the people of the province..... 32

of the President of Mexico to Congress; foreign relations, commerce;

public debt; railroads; military training; Indians................... 768–774
Agriculture :

Belgium: damage to crops from heavy rains and inundations..............
Brazil: the minister of agriculture recommends the government to grant

snbsidy of $50,000 per annum to line of steamers between the United

States, Canada, and Brazilian ports ................
Hungary : results of the harvest in.................

60
Morocco: hopeful prospects for harvest; misery and desolation from famine
in southern provinces.........

........... 790, 791
tithes demanded of all persons engaged in agricultural pursuits........ 801
Netherlands............................ ...................

817
Albania: repudiation of the government of the Porte; rejection of the anti-

Albanian decrees of the Powers; a syndicate of bankers offer large con-
tributions for the maintenance of the forces under arms; Ottoman em-
ployés expelled from the public bureans; Turkish troops in citadel at

Scutari......
Albania and Montenegro: affairs causing anxiety; proclamation concerning

extension of Austria's power..
Alcock, Sir Rutherford : convention with Chinese Government in 1869; 50 per

cent. additional import duty; regulations agreed to by, to be put in
force; proposal that this convention, concluded but not ratified, be
adopted by all the powers.....

.......... 183, 184, 218, 255
Allegiance: naturalization; cases of citizens of the United States in Germany. 450

(See Naturalization.)
Alliance : rumors regarding, between Austria-Hungary and Germany........ 390
Alsace-Lorraine: treaty with Germany of 1868 does not extend to; cases of

John Schehr, Michal Pacquet, the brothers Franz, Theobald Hess, and
Joseph Lauber; cases of Lester, Fischer, and Schaug; now decision of
the questions involved.....

............... 441-443, 445
Amar, Isaac: a Jew persecuted in Morocco ; his illegal imprisonment and
subsequent release...

794
American doctrine as to what entitles a blockade to the recognition of

neutrals.........
life insurance companies in France; letter of Mr. Merrill................ 355, 356

................ 833, 834
oil company at Talara ; destruction of their property; the Chilian navy

warned by the government against repetitions of such acts............ 125. 131
property destroyed by Chilian fleet at Talara ..........

125
students in straitened circumstances charged passport fees in Germany;

necessity for passport; such persons deserving of aid ; free passports;
statistics......

....... 423, 424, 433, 434
American citizens: Henry Pinkos, a Jewish citizen of the United States,
ordered to leave St. Petersburg ......

873–882
impressment for service in Mexican army (see Army).........

776-780
loans forced upon, in Chihuahua........

........... 722-724

1045

Page
American citizens—Continued.

murder of three, in Mexico, State of Michoacan................. 739–744,75-752
naturalized German, fined or prosecuted for non-performance of military

duty on return to Germany; settlement in cases of.................... 411-461
outrage upon Mr. John E. Wbeelock, by an official of the Venezuelan
Government .......

......... 10:28-1032, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040-1044
right of consul-general to administer upon effects of, denied; case of Mr.
Gentil ............................

........ 359, 360, 34
sale or lease of land to, in Fukien (see Fukien)....

... 298, 29
transfer of foreign-built vessels to, not to be considered as an evidence

of bad faith; the presumption rather the other way.........
under the control of the consular courts; their rights as to person and

property under sole jurisdiction of the United States authorities...... 149. 150
American flag: right of foreign-built ships, alleged to have been purchased
by American citizens, to sail under......

94-235
American independence: commemorated at Tunis by display of flags at all
the consulates; the Bey sends assurances of his friendship....

165
“ American University at Philadelphia”: sale of diplomas by.............. 397, 400

(See Diplomas.)
American vessels: boarded and searched by Spanish naval officers; Spanish
Government orders an immediate investigation ...

92,93
question of granting clearances to, in Peru, during the war between that

country and Chili.......:: :::: ::
Amoy: war power of; report of Consul Goldsborough (see Education)...... 274,2

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Anderson, John: case of, at Calcutta; Earl Granville admits lack of juris

diction of the Calcutta court ....
tried for murder at Calcutta; in custody of local police; jurisdictional

........................ 479,43
rights of the United States in case of; question of jurisdiction not
raised at trial; extradition applied for....

....... 480, 481,4%
Anganqueo, State of Michoacan, Mexico; murder of three American citizens
in ...

......... 739-744,745-772
Arctic Expedition : stores for British, placed at disposal of, from the United
States.....

482, 43
Arendt: memorandum of rules regulating official intercourse in China...... 166-os
Argentine Republic: actual war begun on the 17th of June; engagement

between the provincial troops of Buenos Ayres and the national troops

near Merlar, twenty miles from the city...........
anarchy and revolution in almost all the provinces: as vet, no fighting..
Buenos Ayres declared the permanent capital; election of deputies to

Congress held on Sunday, resulted in the election of distinguished and

prominent men; return of Congress from Belgrano to Buenos Ayres...
chamber of national deputies at deadlock, and unable to organize......
civil war temporarily averted; continued peace conditional upon resig-

nation of General Roca....
concentration of forces in Buenos Ayres.....
conference between the President and Ex-President Sarmiento; commis-

sion appointed to confer with General Roca; conference at Rosario with

Roca results unsatisfactorily....
critical political situation, concentration of troops at Buenos Ayres; ap-

prehension of civil war..
discussion of the question of mediation in the difficaties between Chili

and Peru, by this government ....
division of the chamber of deputies, the majority act with the rebels; the

minority acting with the national government, declare the seats of the

rebellious majority vacant, and order new elections.....
General Roca reported elected president: Madero vice-president.........
gold fallen in the market; Argentine stocks advanced; confidence of busi-

ness men in the coming administration of General Roca...............
hostility in, to Chili ........
interview between Roca and Tejedor, opposing presidential candidates;

probability that a solution of the difficulties will be arrived at without

reference to the candidature of either ........
intimidation at the polls......
peace established.............
political situation unchanged; the city of Buenos Ayres in possession of

the municipal troops ........
preparations to oppose Chili, should the case require it...
proclamation of the President ............
prospects of revolution upon the coming presidential election ......

decree .............................

Page.
Argentine Republic-Continued.

prospects of war with Chili; reconciling conflicting political elements...
qnestions by national senate, sent to the President; answers of the Presi-

dent....................................
quiet election of members of Congress...............
refusal of Roca party to vote .....
resignation of Gonzales, minister of foreign affairs.......
South American continental exhibition.........

(See Exhibitions.)
steady progress towards establishment of better feeling; Buenos Ayres

under martial law until 30th of October, after inauguration of the Presi-
dent eleet; no conditions offered the revolutionists; the names of all
officers concerned in the revolution dropped from the lists by President's

.............
want of harmony between governor of Buenos Ayres province and legisla-

ture ............
Arias, Commander of provincial forces of Buenos Ayres: engagement with

national troops under General Racedo; communication with the city
opened ....................................................

25
Armenians: their character as a people; their position under Turkish rule.. 971, 972
Army: additions to German; infantry; field artillery ; light artillery; pioneers;

396
bill for the extension of military enrollment in Sweden and Norway de-

feated; consequent resignation of the ministry and organization of new
ministry ..............................

935
impressment of American citizens for service in that of Mexico; report of

Consul Schuchardt thereupon; the United States minister instructed to

demand their instant release and indemnity .......................... 776-100
increase, consolidation, and discipline of Haytien troops....

::........ 638, 639
maneuvers of the French, witnessed by officers of the United States .... 367
of Germany: military aud naval expenditures; comparison between such

expenditures in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, and
Anstria-Hungary ..........

402
of Japan......................

.................................. 669-676
(See Conscription law.)
parade of troops at Berlin; unequalled training of German soldiers...... 434
vain efforts of the United States minister to obtain permission of the

President of Mexico for the entry upon her soil of United States troops
in pursuit of hostile Indians and other marauders escaping across the

st&DISTIC8.................................................

Doraers

.............................................................

104-1 0

817

and navy, Netherlands .......................
Arnold, George: an American citizen, murdered in Michoacan, Mexico. 739-744,745-752
Arosemena, Dr.: his special mission offering mediation for the settlement of

the war between Chili and Peru and Bolivia; his hope for intervention
on the part of the United States .......

............... 76, 120, 121
(See Colombia.)
Arreola : leader of a band of cattle thieves in Mexico, consigned with part of
his band to district judge of Coahuila for trial....

763
Assioût: Slave trade at; description of the place and of the vicinal facilities

for carrying on trade in slaves; arrest of slave traders ; commotion
among interested Europeans on question of slave-trade in Egypt; ideas
of the clominant native classes ............

..................... 1008-1012
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé (see Railroads, Mexico) .......

XICO) .................... 719, 720
Atwater, Dorence, United States consul: French protectorate flag at Tahiti.
Austria-Hungary : Civil Engineer Eads' desire for information touching river

improvements in the empire; memorandum transmitted by Minister

Kasson...
effect of the English election; apprehensions concerning the observance

of certain articles of the treaty of Berlin; change in the heads of many

governments; the feeling against Mr. Gladstone......
emigration from Upper Hungary to the United States, the Government

of Hungary recommended to take steps to prevent it .....
growing cloud of war east of the Adriatic; repndiation of the Government

of the Porte by Albania; the anti-Albanian decrees of the powers

rejected.............................................................
liquidation of Egyptian debt .......

(See Egypt.)
river improvements; results attained; statistics........

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Austria-Hungary-Continged.

Roumanian recognition; interest of the United States Government in the

Hebrew race in foreign countries; desire to secure terms favorable to

them in Roumania .....
rumors regarding alliance between, and German Empire ....
State railways ........

(See Railroads.)
statistics of the population of “the new annered provinces".
Avellaneda, President of the Argentine Republic: demands for his resignation;

proclamation and decree ordering disarmament of troops... ... 12, 13, 15
he asks permission of Congress to place the province of Buenos Ayres under

martial law; permission refused; he leaves the city .....
he declares Tejedor a rebel, and refuses to return to the city until the

insurrection is suppressed.....
Avalos, Zeferino: convicted and executed for the murder of a fellow-citizen in

Texas; record of his trial and conviction; application for pardon re-
fused; review of the case; the sentence; article 186 of the Mexican
penal code; value of precedent established by the case.... 707,708,713–719, 730

B.
Babson, F. J.: (see Fortune Bay outrage.) ......
Bailey, David H., United States consul general at Shanghai: transmits letter
to Mr. Seward .......

192
Baird : (see Fishery Exhibition, &c.)...

letters with reference to international exchange of works of science and
art .............

884, 885
Balt, Mark: deposition of, in Fortune Bay outrage ...
.. ....

575
Bancroft: late minister to Germany froin the United States; his interpreta-
tion of treaty of 1863...

46
(See Treaty.)
Bandinel, J. J. F., United States consul (see war power of China)........
Bandman, C. J., of New York: contract with Venezuelan Government for
construction of railways...

1036
Bank, National: establishment of in Hayti ..
report of the Imperial Ottoman .....

971
Barcelona, Venezuela : decree substituting port of, for that of Ciudad Bolivar. 1063
Bavaria : opposition to imperial control of railroads .......

415
(See Railroads.)
Bayloy, š. P., United States copsal at Palermo: report on Mormon emigra-

tion from Italy ....................
Becker, Benjamin: naturalization case of, at Berlin ....
Belgium : accessions from, to Mormon colony in Utah...

(See Mormon.)
heavy rainfalls and inundation ; great danger to the crops.....
proposition to suppress the word alone" in Article XII of the Consular

Convention with the United States.....
resumption of diplomatic relations with Mexico ...,
return of the Belgian ambassador to Rome; passage of the school bill ;

manifesto of the priesthood ; attempts against the life of the King....
the opening and management of a permanent exhibition of arts, science,

commerce, and industry in Brussels; the establishment of sample-rooms

for American products............
Belgrano: government removed to; reply to United States minister's offers of

mediation, by pational government....
Berlin: International Fishery Exhibition ..................................

(See Fishery.)
parade of troops, efficiency of the German Army.....

• 434
Berlin treaty: Austria's benefits from, causing a change in the apparent rela-

tions between Russia and Germany; Germany and Anstria form an
alliance for the execution of; England's interest in the alliance; ap-
prehensions of war.....

392, 393
conference of the powers at Berlin; countries represented; names of the

representatives; direction and position of boundary ; Austria's ten-
dency to hold back ; decision of the conference not aeceptable to the

Porte; to what power can the succession at Constantinople be given.. 439
Bismarck : arguments on the railroad bill, 1876 ....

(See Railroads; history of, in Prussia.)
tenders his resignation to the Emperor; cause of this action; dispropor-

tionate representation in the Federal Council; the Emperor declines to
accept his resignation; reform needed in representation ......... 405-407

413

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