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1912. Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox May 15 Same subject. Willtelegraph results of the investi(telegram).

gation. Mr. Wilson to Mr. Rock- ...do.... Same subject. Department awaits report on the hill(telegram)

investigation before sending instructions.
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox May 16 Same subject. The investigation shows that the
(telegram).

Teras violated port regulations; every precaution
taken by Turkish authorities; Teras was sunk by
a mine, in the opinion of the investigators. Offi-

cial report to follow.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Rockhill May 29 Same subject. Department having considered the
(telegram).

report concludes that it can not waire the rights
of this Government because: American-owned
ships are entitled to fly American flag in foreign
ports and are internationally American vessels; a
seaman of any nationality serving under that tag
is subject to American jurisdiction; extraterritorial
rights give jurisdiction in criminal cases. There-
fore, notwithstanding probable refusal of Turkish
Government, Department instructs the Ambassa
dor specifically to request surrender of the captain
to the American Consul General at Smyrna, and
to reserve all rights of the United States in the

premises.
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox | June 1 Same subject. The Turkish Government protests
(telegram).

against the practice of the Archipelago-American

Line to permit its ships to violate port regulations. Mr. Knox to Messrs. Griggs, June 4 Same subject. Advises the attorneys of the ArchiBaldwin and Baldwin

pelago-American Line of the purport of the above,
(telegram).

and warns them that the pr tection of this Gor-
ernment will be withdrawn il-veh practice is not

immediately stopped. Mr. Knox to Mr. Rockhill June

5 Same subject. Informs him of purport of the above. (telegram). Mr. Knox to Mr. Horton...

Same subject. Refers to Mr. Horton's No. 23 of May

10 and commends him for his treatment of the
question; Incloses for his guidance a copy of De

partment's telegram of May 29 to Mr. Rockhill.
217 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox... June 12 Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the Turk-

ish Government in execution of the Department's

instructions of May 29. Mr. Horton to Mr. Knox | June 28 Samesubject. Reports removal ofthe captain to the (telegram).

common prison of condemned criminals. 234 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox.. June 28 Same subject. Incloses copies of his notes verhales

of June 8 and June 27, and memorandum of May

11, all directed to the Turki h Government. 40 Mr. Horton to Mr. Knox.... July 1 Same subject. Refers to Department's June 5 and

further discusses the question of jurisdiction. Same to same (telegram)... July 9 Same subject. Reports beginning of trial of the cap

tain.
45
Same to same...

July
9 Same subject. Incloses copy of his despatch 45 to

American Embassy reporting conduct of Turkish

Government. Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox | July 11 Same subject. Reports renewal of his protest and (telegram).

request in regard to the captain. Same to same.

July 12 Same subject. Refers to his No. 234 of June 28 and

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incloses copies of telegrams from and to Mr. Hor

ton, and of his protest to the Turkish Government. 945 Same to same.

...do.... Same subject. Refers to his No. 243 of July 12 and

incloses copies of despatches from Mr. Horton. Same to same (telegram)... July 16 Same subject. Reports receipt of Turkish reply to

Embassy's various notes concerning claim of juris

diction over the captain. M7 Same to same.

July 18 Same subject. Refers to his telegram of July 16 and

incloses copy of reply of the Turkish Government

to the Embassy's various communications. 852 Same to same.

July 29 Same subject. Refers to his telegram of July 16 and

despatch No. 247 of July 18 and incloses copy of his
note to the Foreign Office dated July 27 replying

to the note of the Turkish Government. 373 Same to samo............

Sept. 6 Same subject. Refers to his No. 247 of July 18 and

reports an interview with the Minister for Foreign
Alfairs on Aug. 26, and summarizes the arguments
presented by each; remarks on possible claims for

damages.
63 Mr. Horton to Mr. Knox.... Oct. 15 Same subject. Requests further instructions in case

the Department has changed its position as ex

pressed in its June 5, 1912.
Mr. Adee to Mr. Rockhill Oct. 18 Same subject. In view of representations by the
(tologram).

attorneys for the steamship company owning the
Teris, he is instructed to take such action as he
may find expedient for adjusting the case.

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1912.
Mr. Horton to Mr. Knox... Oct. 22 Same subject. Incloses copy of despatches to Mr.

Rockhill, regarding the imprisonment of the cap-
tain and of the present status of the case against

him.
300 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox. Oct. 31 Same subject. Relates his numerous and unavail-

ing efforts to expedite the case of Captain Macris. Mr. Knox to Mr. Rockhill Nov. 11 Same subject. Refors to Mr. Hortin's No. 63 of Oct. (telegram).

15 and instructs him to repeat to Mr. Horton the
Department's instruction to continue making ap-
propriate representations to the local authorities
regarding the imprisonment of the captain of the

Teras.
Mr. Roekhill to Mr. Knox Nov. 12 Same subject. Reports that sentence has been
(telegram).

passed on Captain Macris; summarizes his in

structions to Mr. Horton. 316 Same to same

Nov. 14 Same subject. Incloses copies of correspondence

with Mr. Horton referred to in his telegram of Nov.
11; also copy of his note to the Turkish Govern-

ment dated Nov. 13.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Rockhill Nov. 19 Protest of the United States against requisition of
(telegram).

American property by the Turkish Government
for military purposes. Instruction to insist upon
payment in cash or by receipt for all property of
Americans requisitioned by Ottoman authorities
for military purposes; and to demand most-

favored-nation treatment in case of discrimination. $22 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox.. Nov. 21 Same subject. Refers to Department's Nov. 19 and

incloses Turkish circular note on the subject, with
his reply thereto; reports instructing consular

officers as to most-lavored-nation treatment. 337 Same to same.

Dec. 2 Sinking of the steamship Teras of the Archipelago

American Line. Incloses Turkish reply to his

note verbale of Nov. 13.

1913. 374 Same to seme..

Jan. 31 Protest of the United States against requisition of

American property by the Turkish Government
for military purposes. Relers to his 322 of Nov.

21 and incloses notes subsequently exchanged. 429 Same to samne..

Feb. 24 Same subject. Refers to his 374 of Jan. 31 and in

closes a note verbale to the Turkish Government. Same to samo

Apr. 29

Same subject. Refers to his 429 of Feb. 24 and in

closes reply of Turkish Government to the note
therein inclosed; also other correspondence with
that Government as to occupation of foreigners,

houses by Turkish troops.
Mr. Vouros to Mr. Bryan... June 3 War between Turkey and Montenegro, Serbia, Bul-

garia, and Greece. Informs him of the signing of

the treaty of peace at London on May 30, 1913.
494 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Bryan. June 6 Protest of the United States against requisition of

American property by the Turkish Government
for military purposes. Incloses copy of an identic
note verbale to the Sublime Porto in reply to its

circular note verbale Apr. 23, 1913.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Vouros... June 7 War between Turkey and Montenegro, Serbia, Bul-

garia, and Greece. Acknowledges his June 3,
503 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Bryan.. June 17 Protest of the United States against requisition of

American property by the Turkish Government
for military purposes. Refers to his 481 of Apr. 29
and incloses reply of the Embassy to the Turkish

note of Apr. 23' (inclosure 4 with his 481).
Mr. Philip to Mr. Bryan Sept. 30 War between Turkey and Montenegro, Sorbia, Bul-
(telegram).

garia, and Greece. Peace betweon Turkey and

Bulgaria was signed Sept. 29. Mr. de Billior to Mr. Bryan Nov. 14 Same subject. Turkish-Greek treaty was signed (telegrain).

Nov. 14.

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS. For the list of international conventions, see the table of contents, p. vill.

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CERTIFICATES OF INSPECTION OF NURSERY STOCK. File No. 811.612, 30.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, December 21, 1912. To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States.

GENTLEMEN: I enclose herewith copies of a circular' issued by the Department of Agriculture on December 20, 1912, containing the text of an Act of Congress known as the “ Plant Quarantine Act," approved August 20, 1912, and the Rules and Regulations for carrying out the Act.

It is desired by the Secretary of Agriculture that you will transmit one copy of the Act to the Governments to which you are respectively accredited, inviting their special attention to the conditions imposed in Regulation 7 relating to foreign certificates of inspection and informing them that after July 1, 1913, foreign certificates of inspection of nursery stock (which are a condition of entry) will not be accepted except when issued and countersigned or officially sealed by duly authorized officials of foreign countries or their agents in accordance with the provision of the regulation mentioned, and with section 1 of the Act. After July 1, 1913, imported nursery stock not certified, or improperly certified, will be stopped at the customhouses and its entry will be impossible. I am [etc.]

P. C. Knox.

INTERNATIONAL RIFLE-SHOOTING TOURNAMENT.

File No. 811.4064/43.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, December 30, 1912. To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States.

GENTLEMEN: I enclose herewith an invitation addressed to the riflemen of the country of your residence by Lieutenant General John C. Bates, U. S. A., Retired, President of the National Rifle Association of America, to take part in an International Rifle-Shooting Tournament to be held at Camp Perry, Ohio, in September, 1913. You may accordingly, on behalf of the Association, transmit the invitation to the Foreign Office and request that it be forwarded to the appropriate officials to the end that it may be given publicity and come to the knowledge of those interested. In doing so you will say that the National Rifle Association of America will conduct the tournament as a private organization and that the tournament will not be under the auspices of the Government of the United States, which will, however, be glad to learn that the invitation is favorably received. I am [etc.]

* Circular No. 41, Revised. 1

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-FR 1913

P. C. Knos.

PLANT QUARANTINE ACT. File No. 811.612/72.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, February 7, 1913. To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States.

GENTLEMEN: With its circular instruction of December 21 last' the Department enclosed to you a circular issued by the Department of Agriculture on December 20, 1912, containing the text of an act of Congress known as the "Plant Quarantine Act," approved August 20, 1912, and the rules and regulations for carrying out the act.

In order that the appropriate officials of foreign countries may have the information which will enable them to comply with the l'equirements of the act with respect to inspection and certification, the Department of Agriculture has prepared specific directions, a print of which is enclosed herewith' for transmission by you to the Governments to which you are respectively accredited.

To comply with section 1 of the act and the regulations quoted in relation thereto the Secretary of Agriculture states that "it is erpected that there will be for each country a chief inspection official, who will be responsible, either directly or through his assistants, for the examination and certification of all nursery stock offered for export to the United States.” It may occasionally be desirable, he adds, “to have a number of such officers for the principal subdivisions of a country; but the appointment by local authorities of inspectors for towns or small districts of a country, such inspectors not being under the control of a central or chief official and not necessarily experts, will not be considered a compliance with these requirements. It is expected, in other words, that there shall be chief or State inspectors, as there now are in Holland, Belgium, and France, who will have control of the whole inspection service, through as many subordinates as the work may necessitate, and therefore this need should be presented directly to the Central Government of each country. Many of the reports so far received in relation to such foreign inspection indicate that consuls, to whom this matter has been referred, have made local inquiries, and this has led to provisions for inspection by towns or limited districts, and hy local inspectors who can not be looked upon as experts and who are not responsible to any central control, and therefore not at all meeting the requirements of the Plant Quarantine Act and Reguilations." I am fetc.)

P. C. Kxox.

1 See ante.

: Not printed.

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