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1913.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré Feb. 26 Same subject. Refers to department's Feb. 18.
(telegram).

After hearing the North Coast Company's state-
ment the department finds that the controversy
is not such as to require this Government to give
preference to either company as against the other.
Instructs the minister to disregard the instruction
of Feb. 8 and inform the foreign office of the later

attitude of this Government.
637 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox.. Feb. 26 Concession for construction of a bridge across the en-

trance to the port of Habana. Encloses copy of
the note sent to the foreign office in pursuance of
department's instruction 195. Reports an inter-

view with the concessionaire Waddell.
49 Mr. Bryce to Mr. Knox... Feb. 27 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Requests re-

consideration of the department's decision.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Bryce.... Mar. 3 Same subject. In view of the British request the

minister will be instructed to take up the subject
with the British Legation at Habana with the aim

of reaching some common understanding.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Beaupré... ...do.... Same subject. Instruction in accord with the reply

to the British ambassador, of even date. Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Knox Mar. 4 Cuban amnesty bill. Reports final form of the bill.

(telegram). Same to same (telegram).. do... Same subject. Corrects above report. Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré Mar. 5 Same subject. Instruction to say to the President (telegram).

of Cuba that this Government hopes the bill will be

restricted to political offenses. Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan Mar.

6 Same subject. Reports execution of instruction of (telegram).

Mar. 5, but the President of Cuba is determined to

sign the bill.
9 | Mr. Rivero to Mr. Bryan.... Mar. 7 Same subject. Explains that the bill comprises no

offenses against international law and does not
affect the status of those that may be found guilty
of attacks on members of the legation of the United

States.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré ...do.... Same subject. Instruction to say to the Cuban Gov-
(telegram).

ernment that this Government is firmly convinced
that the President of Cuba will upon further study

decide to veto the bill; reasons given.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan ...do.... Same subject. The President of Cuba has signed the
(telegram).

bill with full knowledge of the department's ob

jections.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré Mar. 8 Same subject. Instruction to express the serious
(telegram).

concern of this Government, which holds the
Cuban Government fully responsible for any re-
sulting injuries to American citizens in violation of

their rights.
Mr. Rivero to Mr. Bryan.... Mar. 10 Same subject. Inquires what are the objections of

this Government to the bill; incloses copy. Mr. Bryan to Mr. Romero.. Mar. 12 Same subject. Replies to the minister's Mar. 10,

giving reasons for objection to the bill. Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré Mar. 12 Same subject. Informs the American minister of (telegram).

the reply of the department to the Cuban minister. 210 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré. Mar. 13 Concession for construction of a bridge across the

entrance to the port of Habana. Acknowledges
the legation's 637 and instructs to keep the de-

partment informed.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan Mar. 14 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. The
(telegram).

delay of the Cuban Government continues. Re-
iterates his recommendation of vigorous measures

by the department.
Same to same (telegram)... Mar. 14 Cuban amnesty bill. The President of Cuba has

returned the bill to Congress for amendment so as

to cover only political offenses.
Same to same (telegram)... Mar. 15 same subject. The House amended the hill and

passed it. It now comprises only political and
electoral crimes; speeches attacking the attitude of

this Government were made during the debate. 653 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan....do.... Caiberién-Nuevitas railway project. Reviews his

conferences with the British minister and states

the points of difference of opinion between them. 654 Same to samo..

...do.... Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of

France, Germany, and Great Britain. Bills em-
bodlying the President's recommendation of arbi.
tration have been introduced in both houses. De-

scriptions. 655 Same to same.

Mar. 18 Same subject. Gives text of the House bill, now

before the Senate.

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1913.
656 | Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 18 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. In-

closes a letter from an attorney, A. W. Kent, ex-
pressing his doubt of the possibility of punishing
those responsible for the libelous articles. The
minister suggests insisting on arrest and indict-
ment during the recess of Congress, as provided in

the constitution.
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Beaupré ...do.... Cuban amnesty bill. Instruction not to press objec-
(telegram).

tions any further. Mr. Beanpré to Mr. Bryan ....do. Same subject. Elaborates his telegram of Mar. 15. Same to same (telegram)... Mar. 20 Same subject. The Senate has rejected the House

bill.
727 Mr. Rodgers to Mr. Bryan.....do.... Zapata swamp concession. Informs him of the

transfer of the concession to an American corpora-
tion that will at once proceed to make surveys and

begin reclamation work.
CA Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan. Mar. 22 Same subject. Incloses copy of a presidential decree

reviving the decree of June 18, 1912, by which the
concession had been granted, but with stipulated
interpretation thereof in accordance with the sug-

gestions of the department. 662 Same to same.

..do.... Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Submits his

opinion that the renewed contention of the British
minister offers no fresh argument and is taken up

with legal technicalities.
Same to same (telegram)... Mar. 27 Cuban anınesty bill. Congress has adjourned. Now

Congress to convene on Apr. 6.
Same to same (telegram)......do.... Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of

France, Germany, and Great Britain. The Senate
has approved the House bill quoted in the minis-

ter's Mar. 18.
Same to same (telegram)......do.... Naval station at Guantanamo. Congress adjourned

without acting on the Guantanamo matter. Will
convene again Apr. 6.
Same subject. Note relative to expiration of Guan-

tanamo treaty, by limitation, on June 27, 1913.
Mr Bryce to Mr. Knox.... Mar. 31 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway project. Forwards &

copy of the British minister's report (referred to by
Mr. Beaupré in his Mar. 22) for the department's

consideration.
215 Mr. Adee to Mr. Beaupré.. Apr. 4 Zapata swamp concession acknowledges his No. 664

of Mar. 22, and incloses copy of a letter to the con-
cessionaire making it clear that this Government
does not indorse the project as a commercial enter-

prise.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan May 1 Cuban amnesty bill. The House has passed a new
(telegram).

bill. Its provisions are given. Mr. Moore to Mr. Beaupré ...do.... Same subject. Inquires difference between the new (telegram).

bill and the one before the last Congress. Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan ...do.... Same subject. The bill differs from the old one only (telegram).

as stated in the minister's last telegram.
223 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré.. May 8 Caibarién-Nuevitas. railway project. It appears

from Mr. Beaupré's Mar. 22, and from Mr. Bryce's
Mar. 31 that the contentions urged by the British
Government are of a legal nature, which this Gov-
ernment does not feel called on to discuss with the

Cuban Government.
Same to same (telegram).... May 14 Inauguration of President Menocal. The minister is

informed of the personnel of the special mission

appointed to attend the inaugural ceremonies. Mr. Moore to Mr. Beaupré May 15 Same subject. Instructs him that the legation staff (telegram).

is attached to the special mission. Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan ..do.... Same subject. Mr. Gibson will meet the special (telegram).

mission at Key West.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré May 17 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of
(telegram).

France, Germany, and Great Britain. Instructs to
say that this Government cordially approves the
measures pending in the Cuban Congress designed
to create boards for arbitration of claims of Euro-

pean citizens against Cuba.
19 Mr. de la Vega to Mr. Moore May 20 Inauguration of President Menocal. Notification of

the inauguration of President Menocal and Vice

President Varona.
Mr. Bell to Mr. Bryan....... May 23 Same subject. The secretary of the special mission

reports the order of inaugural ceremonies; addresses by the special mission to the retiring and the incoming Presidents and their replies; grectings of the President of the United States and other

formalities. 140322-F R 1913—III

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1913.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Bryco..... May 24 Caibarién-Nuevitas railway, project. It appears

fro the British ambassador's lar. 31 and the
American minister's Mar. 22 that the British con-
tentions are of a legal nature, which this Govern-

ment does not feel called on to discuss with Cuba. Mr. Moore to Mr. Daniels... May 27 Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedication

of the National Maine Monument in New York
City. Informs him of steps taken to receive the

Cuban delegation.
Cuban Legation to the De- May 28 Same subject. Memorandum of personnel of the
partment.

Cuban delegation, datcofits arrival, etc.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan | May 31 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of
(telegram).

France, Germany, and Great Britain. The Senato
has passed the bill authorizing the President to
conclude an agreement to arbitrate prima facie

French, German, and British claims.
Mr. Torriente to Mr. Bryan June 3 Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedica-
(telegram).

tion of the National Maine Monument in New
York City. Expresses the gratitude of the Cuban
Government for the cordial reception of the dele-

gation.
22 | Mr. de la Vega to Mr. Bryan June 3 Inauguration of President Menocal. Transmits

President Menocal's autograph letter of May 20 to

the President, announcing his inauguration.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré June 5 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of
(telegram).

France, Germany, and Great Britain. Instruc-
tion to say to the President of Cuba that the de-
partment's May 17 connotos no insistence on im-

mediate action.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan June 6 Same subject. The President of Cuba is pleased with
(telegram).

the department's attitude as expressed in its June
5. The Cuban secretary of state has addressed the
French minister in terms in harmony with the
department's views, promising to state his Gov.

ernment's views in full at an early date.
Mr. Romero to Mr. Bryan.. (Not Same subject. A long memorandum setting forth

dated.) Cuba's position on the subject
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Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré. June 11 Concession for construction of a bridge across the

entrance to the port of Habana. Instructs that
the Department has not inade any claim under the
Platt Amendment; states the Department's atti-
tude and instructs to reiterate this Government's
objections in case the bridge project should come

up again.
Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan June 16 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. The
(telegrain).

editor, Soto, responsiblo for the hbelous articles,
has made public retraction of his charges. The
Minister requests that he be instructed not to press

the matter further.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Beaupré | June 19 Same subject. In view of the Minister's telegram of
(telegram).

June 16, he is instructed not to press the matter

further at present. 238 Same to same..

..do.... Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedica

tion of the National Maine Monument in New York
City. Incloses the Department's reply to Mr.

Torriente's letter, with instruction to deliver it. Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan June 23 Concession for construction of a bridge across the (telegram).

entrance to the port of Habana. The President of
Cuba will soon recommend to Congress the repeal

of the law granting the concession.
239 Mr. Moore to Mr. Beaupré ...do.... Inauguration of President Menocal. Incloses the

President's autograph letter of June 18 acknowl-
edging that of President Menocal on May 20, irans

mitted on June 3.
719 Mr. Beaupré to Mr. Bryan. June 27 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. In-

closes copy of “Cuba" printing retraction of its

charges.
722 Mr. Gibson to Mr. Bryan... June 30 Participation of a Cuban delegation in the dedication

of the National Maine Monument in New York
City. Acknowledges the Department's 238 and

reports delivery of the inclosure.
Mr. Bryan to Mr. Romero.. July 12 Proposed arbitration of insurrectionary claims of

France, Germany, and Great Britain. Reply to

the undated memorandum of the Cuban Minister. Mr. Sanguily to the Euro | Aug. 18 Same subject. A long note setting forth the position pean ministers.

of the Cuban Government. Mr. Gonzaley to Mr. Bryan | Nov. 19 Cuban amnesty bill. A compromise measure has (telegram).

been reported by a joint committee. Provisions

given. Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gonzales | Nov. 21 Same subject. Instruction to reiterate this Govern. (telegram).

ment's objections, as the bill appears to have the samo scope as the preceding one.

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1913. 13 Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan. Nov. 25 Same subject. Incloses text of pending bill, which

will probably not be enacted.
21 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Gonzales. Dec. 1 Concession for construction of a bridge across the

entrance to the port of Habana. Instructs him to
withdraw this Government's objection to the proj-
ect, in views of the changes that have been made

in the bridge plans. 25 | Same to same..

Dec. 8 Newspaper attack on the American Legation. Trans

mits correspondence with the American Legation
'at Madrid showing the Spanish law relating toim-
munity of Congressmen. Instructs to invite the
Cuban Government's attention thereto when oc-

casion offers.
Mr. Gonzales to Mr. Bryan Doc. 18 (uban amnesty bill. The President of Cuba has
(telegram).

vetoed the bill. Same to same (telegram)... Dec. 20 Same subject. Gives the President's reasons for

his veto. 52 Same to same...

Dec. 22 Concession for construction of a bridge across the

entrance to the port of labana. In reply to the
Legation's note embodying the instruction of Dec.
1, the Cuban Government says that it will never-
theless allow the annulment of the concession to
stand.

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1912. Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Sept. 27 Financial affairs. The Dominican Government has (telegram).

applied to the National Bank of Santo Domingo

for a loan, subject to approval by the C'nited States. Mr. Oliver to Mr. Knox.... Dec. 11 Same subject. Informs him of report from the Dep

uty Roceiver General of Dominican customs of the
terms of a bill introduced in the Dominican Con-

gress authorizing a loan ol$1,500,000.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports enactment of the loan bill,
(telegram).

and viers of the Dominican President as to the

limitations of approval by the l’nited States. Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Dec. 18 Same subject. Instruction to inform the Dominican (telegram).

President of this Government's approvalin princi-
ple of making the loan and its authorization of pre-
liminary advances not exceeding $300,000, etc.
This Government can not, however, approve the
contract until it has examined it in full, nor
approve advances to a government it has not rec-

ognized. Instructs to send details of the contract. Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox ...do.... Same subject. The Dominican Government in(telegram).

quires whether or not the public works bonds

could be used as security.
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Russell Dec. 24 Same subject. Legal objections prevent diversion
(telegram).

of public works funds to the contemplated loan.
This loan can probably be effected with local

bankers.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Dec, 28 Same subject. Local bankers not interested in pro-
(telegram).

posod loan at the required rate of interest. The
Royal Bank of Canada makes a proposal. Sug.

gestions by the minister as to certain stipulations. Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Dec. 31 Same subject. The Department hopes tocable soon (telegram).

a form of contract now in preparation.

1913. Gen. McIntyre to Mr.

Jan.

Same subject. Approves form of contract between
Knox.

the Dominican Republic and the National City

Bank of New York: text given.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Jan. 7 Same subject. Transmits contract form approved
(telegram).

by Gen. McIntyre. By transmitting it the
Department does not indicate that it should be
given preference. Instruction so to inform the

Dominican Government.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Koos Jan. 15 Political affairs. The Dominican President, Arch-
(telegram).

bishop Nouel, expresses himself as despondent
over the probability of his success in attempting
to secure good government unless the United
States take an active part in controlling elections,
and requests the minister to obtain from the de-
partment a statement for publication in regard to
the necessity for such a step is the disorders of the

past tend to recur, as now seems likely.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Jan. 22 Same subject. Makes statement requested by the
(telegram).

Dominican President. Instructs the minister in
connection therewith.

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1913.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Jan. 22 Financial affairs. The National City Bank's pro-
(telegram).

posal has been accepted on the same terms as trans-
mitted by the Department Jan. 7, except 974 in-

stead of 964.
Same to same (telegram).. Jan. 24 Political affairs. Quotes response of the Dominican

President to the statement made by the Depart

ment.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Jan. 30 Financial affairs. The National Bank of Santo
(telegram).

Domingo offers objections to the National City
Bank of New York contract, which will be studied

and settled as soon as possible.
Mr. Peynado to Mr. Knox.. Jan. 31 Arbitration of the boundary dispute with Haiti.

Incloses drast protocol proposing to Haiti con-
tractually to accept the provisional line adopted
Sept. 24, 1912, by the United States, pending arbi-
tral decision. The minister asserts, however, that
such provisional acceptance does not imply renun-

ciation of claims previously made.
Mr. Jarvis to Mr. Knox Feb. 7 Financial affairs. The chairman of the National
(telegram).

Bank of Santo Domingo sets forth the objections
of the bank to the proposed contract with the

National City Bank of New York.
Mr. Oliver to Mr. Knox.... Feb. 10 Arbitration of the boundary dispute with Haiti.

Informs him of the War Department's opinion
concerning the boundary line, based on the Moya

map.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Peynado. Feb. 11 Same subject. Acknowledges his Jan. 31, 1913.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox ...do.... The American minister as an arbitrator of a French
(telegram).

claim. The minister requests permission to act
as one of three arbitrators of a claim for damages
preferred against the Dominican Government by

a French citizen
Mr. Knox to Mr. Jarvis Feb. 12 Financial affairs. Reply to the foregoing. This
(telegram).

Government finds no ground justifying it in inter-
fering in the matter of awarding the contract, as

both proposals seem within the legal requirements. Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell ...do.... Same subject. Instructions regarding details of in(telegram).

formation required by the Department. Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox | Feb. 13 Same subject. Transmits text of proposed contract (telegram).

clauses that do nst appear in the form sent by the

department. Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Feb. 14 The American minister as an arbitrator of a French (telegram).

claim. The department permits him so to act, is

he is disposed to do so without compensation. Same to same (telegram)... Feb. 18 Financial affairs. Urges haste in approval of loan

contract.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Feb. 19 Same subject. Instruction that department con-
(telegram).

sents to certain advances; informs him or reply of
department to National Bank of Santo Domingo.
Inquires as to meaning of legation's Feb. 13.

Instruets to cable text of preamble.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Feb. 21 Same subject. The Dominican Tovernme has
(telegram).

ratified the contract with the National City Bank

of New York. Transmits text of preamble. Same to same (telegram)... Feb. 23 Same subject. The loan contract was signed Feb.

22 and awaits the minister's endorsement. Asks

for instructions. Same to same..

Feb. 24 Same subject. Samo purport as the preceding..
Mr. Knox to Mr. Russell Feb. 26 Same subject. Refers to the minister's Feb. 23 and
(telegram).

suggests an alteration in the contract. Refers to
his Feb. 21 and Feb, 24, and instruets the minister
as to the procedure and wording to be followed in

approving the contract.
Same to same (telegram)... Feb. 27 Samo subject. Quotes certain modifications to be

made in the loan notes. Instructs to proceed as
instructod Feb. 26, after modifications have been

made.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Peynardo....do.... Arbitration of boundary dispute with Haiti. In-

forms him of the War Department's opinion in

regard to the boundary line.
Mr. Russell to Mr. Knox Feb. 28 Political affairs. Reports convening of Congress and
(telegram).

presentation of the President's message.
Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan Mar. 6 Financial atlairs. Reports exchange of notes in rela-
(telegram).

tion to the loan contract on Mar. 1. Mr. Bryan to Mr. Garrison. Mar. 10 Same subject. Informs the Secretary of War of the

conclusion of the loan contract and requests that the receiver general of Dominican customs be

notified. Mr. Curtis to Mr. Bryan Mar. 14 Political affairs. President Nouel will resign at an (telegram).

early date. Requests the presence of at least I gunboat.

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