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A Statement of the Reasons for the
Adoption and Maintenance of the
Traditional American Policy in the
Management of the Panama Canal

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WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY

WILLIAM J. BRYAN, Secretary of State
OSCAR S. STRAUS, Member of the Hague Court
WM. HUGHES, United States Senator

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HUGH GORDON MILLER
of the New York Bar, former Special Assistant
to the Attorney-General of the United States

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COPYRIGHT, 1914

BY

CHAPPLE PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

R3745

Dedicated

PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON

(DEMOCRAT)

who in his efforts to secure the repeal of the tollsexemption clause of the Panama Canal act, took and successfully maintained as exalted moral, courageous and patriotic a position as was ever taken and maintained by any Executive of any

nation;

SENATOR ELIHU ROOT

(REPUBLICAN)

former Secretary of State and authority on international questions, whose persistent efforts and unanswerable arguments contributed most in support of the President to secure the repeal of

the foregoing statute; and HON. OSCAR S. STRAUS

(PROGRESSIVE)

Minister and late Ambassador to Turkey; member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, succeeding Benjamin Harrison, exPresident; lawyer, author, statesman and authority on matters of diplomacy, for using his great influence in favor of the repeal of the foregoing clause repugnant to the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty.

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