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PAPERS RELATING TO THE
FOREIGN RELATIONS
OF THE UNITED STATES

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NOTE.

Diplomatic correspondence relating to the war of 1914–1918 will be printed in supplementary volumes of “Foreign Relations of the United States."

CONTENTS

(For alphabetical index, see end of volume)

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Address of the President, annual ----

List of papers, in chronological order, with subjects of correspondence.

War of 1914-1918, note.

Circulars:

Services for the Republic of Panama---

Attitude of the United States towards Latin America -

Application of section 11 of the Seamen's Act of March 4, 1915, to

foreign vessels.

Radio communication in the American Hemisphere...

Proposed return to the United States of naturalized citizens against

whom the presumption of expatriation has arisen.

Amendment to rules governing the admission of Chinese.

Gifts intended for the President..

Legislation on negotiable instruments and commercial paper

Opium laws and regulations.------

International Farm Congress.----

International Irrigation Congress------

Argentina:

Message of the President, Victorino de la Plaza, to the Congress ----

International High Commission on Uniform Legislation, created by

the First Pan American Financial Conference; first general meeting.

Draft treaty providing for an international gold clearance fund.---

Austria-Hungary:

Death of Emperor Francis Joseph and accession of Karl I.-------

Release of Frank Ghiloni, an American citizen, impressed into the

Italian Army and taken prisoner (See Italy; Liability to military

service, etc.)

Belgium:

Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Sea

men's Act of March 4, 1915. Acceptance of the abrogation by

Belgium, China, Denmark, France, and Greece. Statement by

Brazil of status of treaty provisions --------------

Brazil:

Treaty for the advancement of general peace, concluded between the

United States and Brazil..-

Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Sear

men's Act of March 4, 1915. Statement by Brazil of status of

treaty provisions. (See Belgium.)

Chile:

Treaty for the advancement of general peace, concluded between the

United States and Chile.-----

China:

Agreement between the United States and China extending time for

appointment of the commission under Article 2 of the Treaty of

September 15, 1914. Effected by exchange of notes...

China-Continued.

Political affairs. Movement to restore monarchical government in

China. Secessionist and revolutionary movements. Convoca-

tion and assembly of Parliament.------

Death of President Yuan Shih-Kai and succession of President Li

Yuan-hung-----

Huai River conservancy project. Further extension of the Red Cross

option. Contracts between China and an American firm for im-

provement of the Grand Canal in Kiangsu and Shantung.Inter-

vention of Japan and reservation of rights by the United States.

Financial affairs. Loan agreements with Lee, Higginson & Co. and

with the Continental & Commercial Trust & Savings Bank of

Chicago. Opposition of the consortium groups; attitude of the

United States.-------

Railway concessions. Hukuang railways; discrimination against

American material. Nanking-Nanchang-Pinghsiang concession to

the British and Chinese Corporation. Pin-hei concession to the

Russo-Asiatic Bank. Fengchen-Ninghsia concession to the Siems-

Carey & Co. (Ltd.). Protest of Russia. Attitude of the United

States.----------------------------------------------------

Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Sea-

men's Act of March 4, 1915. Acceptance of the abrogation by

China. (See Belgium.)

Protection of Chinese interests in Ecuador by the American Legation.

(See Ecuador.)

Discrimination in freight rates affecting equality of commercial op-

portunity in China. Protest of the United States. (See Japan.)

Protection by the United States of Chinese interests in Mexico. (See

Mexico.)

Colombia:

Correspondence relating to the treaty of April 6, 1914, between the

United States and Colombia..

Costa Rica:

Message of the President, Alfredo Gonzalez, to the Congress--------

Protest of Costa Rica against proposed Nicaragua Canal treaty and

suit of Costa Rica against Nicaragua. (See Nicaragua.)

Denmark:

Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Sea-

men's Act of March 4, 1915. Acceptance of the abrogation by

Denmark. (See Belgium.)

Dominican Republic:

Political affairs. Revolutionary movements. Resignation of Presi-

dent Jiménez. Election of Provisional President Henríquez;

refusal of recognition by the United States. Military occupation

of the Republic by United States forces and establishment of martial

law. Protest by the Dominican Government.------

Financial affairs. Assumption by the United States of control of

Dominican finances; protest by the Dominican Government.--cne

Ecuador:

Treaty for the advancement of general peace concluded between the

United States and Ecuador ------

Protection of Chinese interests in Ecuador by the American Legation..

Claims of the Guayaquil & Quito Railway Co. against Ecuador. De-

nial by Ecuador of propriety of diplomatic intervention by the

United States. Failure of loan negotiations of Ecuador -------

France:

Liability to French military service of naturalized American citizens

of French origin and of American-born children of French parentage.

Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Sea-

men's Act of March 4, 1915. Acceptance of the abrogation by

France. (See Belgium.)

Exchange of notes between the United States and France concerning

French interests in Haiti. (See Haiti.)

French protectorate in Morocco. Abrogation of the capitulations

in the French zone. Issuance of exequaturs to American consular

officers in the French zone. (See Morocco.)

Germany:

Extension of the period of priority fixed by the International Con-

vention for the Protection of Industrial Property------- --

Great Britain:

Convention between the United States and Great Britain for the pro-

tection of migratory birds.-----

Application to Porto Rico of the provisions of the treaty of 1899 be-

tween Great Britain and the United States relative to the tenure

and disposition of real and personal property ---

Overflow of the waters of the Lake of the Woods.-

Greece:

Abrogation of provisions of certain treaties conflicting with the Sea-

men's Act of March 4, 1915. Acceptance of the abrogation by

Greece. (See Belgium.)

Guatemala:

Agreement between the United States and Guatemala extending time

for appointment of the commission under Article II of the treaty of

September 20, 1913. Effected by exchange of notes --------

Message of the President, Manuel Estrada Cabrera, to the National

Legislative Assembly ---

Haiti:

Political affairs. Continuance of occupation by American forces.

Convocation of a constituent assembly ----

Treaty between the United States and Haiti relating to the finances,

economic development and tranquillity of Haiti. Correspondence

and exchange of notes concerning the interpretation thereof.

Agreement establishing the compensation of officials provided for

in Article II of the treaty. Agreement establishing the compensa-

tion of engineers provided for in Article XIII. Gendarmerie pro-

tocol carrying out the provisions of Article X. Telegraph and tele-

phone agreement carrying out provisions of Article XIII. Protocol

amending the French text of the gendarmerie protocol.-------

Financial and economic affairs. Administration of the finances of

Haiti by American officials. Agreement between the Haitian com-

mission and the National Bank of the Republic of Haiti, Appoint-

ment of American officials under provisions of the treaty..

Controversy between the National Railroad Co. of Haiti and the

Government of Haiti. Good offices of the United States.

Exchange of notes between the United States and France concerning

French interests in Haiti...

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