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Interchange of professors and students among the

universities of American States. An appropria-
tion for the above has been made by the ('arnegie
Endowment for International Peace. Inclosos a

report outlining a plan for the exchange.
Invitation to the Panama-Pacific International Ex-

position, to be held at San Francisco, Cal., in 1915.
Incloses a proclamation by the President, extend-

ing an invitation to all nations.
Territorial integrity of American States. Incloses a

memorandum addressed to the President by the
Colombian Minister in London advocating a Pan
American Union, and quotes an extract of an ad-
dress by the Secretary of State to the National

Assembly of Nicaragua on Mar. 6, 1912.
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1912. Mr. Naón to Mr. Knox.... Jan. 29 Apprehension of fugitives from justice of foreign

countries. Incloses description of one Oscar Pio

Romero and requests his apprehension.
Mr. Knor to Mr. Naón...... Feb. 7 Same subject. Inquiries as to the whereabouts of

the above-named man will be made, but, under the
system of jurisprudence in the United States, no
eifective aid can be rendered in the apprehension
of sugitives from justice of foreign countries.


Oct. 15 Copyright Convention between the United States

and Hungary. Text.



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Removal of discrimination against American lubri

cating oils. The Department desires that the sub-
ject be pressed and that a settlement be reached for
the admission of American products to competition

on terms o! equality.
Same subject. Incloses a letter from the Texas Oil

(o. complaining of specific discrimination in the
adjudication for "black oil" for investigation and

Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to the For-

cign Oflice and reports interviews with officers of
that office who gave assurances that the Belvian
Government was earnestly seeking a satisfactory
solution of the question.
Same subject. Incloses correspondence with the

Foreign Office. From a series of tests it was de-
duced that Russian oils gave better results than
American, but new experiments are to be made to

decide this question.
Same subject. States that the restrictions against

American oils has been removed.
Same subject. Incloses a note from the Minister of

Railways, Posts, and Telegraphs, advising him of
the removal of discrimination against American
oils on the Belgian railways.

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Loan negotiations. Hukuang Railway loan. Sum

Same subject. Currency reform and industrial de

velopment loans. Preamble.

1910. Mr. Wilson to Mr. Chang June 13 Same subject. Approves of his contemplated meYin Tang.

morial to his Government recommending a new

currency system upon a gold exchange basis.
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox | Sept. 22 Same subject. The Chinese Government asks

whether American bankers would be willing to
undertake a loan of about 50,000,000 taels for the

e'aboration of the currency reforin.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun Sept. 29 Samesubject. The Morgan syndicate will undertake

the loan.
Mr. Cahoun to Mr. Knox Oct. 2 Same subject. The Chinese Government desires to

negotiate the entire loan in the United States.
Therequest that a financial expert be sent to China

to conduct the negotiations is repeated. Mr. Adee to Mr. Calhoun

Oct. 6 Same subject. The American group is ready to dis(toegram).

cuss the details of the agreement and the guaran-
ties and will send an experienced financier to

Peking to conduct the negotiations.
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox Oct. 27 Same subject. The preliminary currency-loan

agreement was signed to-day: the Imperial edict

and the confirmation will come in a few days.
Mr. Adee to Mr. Herrick Oct. 31 Same subject. The Chinese Government has signed

and ratified a preliminary agreement with an
American financial group for a currency reform
Joan of $50,000,000. This Government will wel-

come the cordial support of the interested powers.
Jan. 11 Opium conference. Message of the President relat-

ing to.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Liang.. Jan. 18 Loan negotiations. Incloses for his information

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June 1

The Department of State to Feb. 24 Same subject. If any objection should be expressed
the British Embassy.

by the tripartite Governments as to the se ection
of an American for the post of financial adviser,
this Government is disposed to consult with the
interested Governments and appoint an adviser

of a nonparticipating nationality.
230 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox... Apr. 27 Same subject. Incloses copy of the loan agreement

signed at Peking on the 15th inst,
Mr. Knox to Mr. O'Brien | May 11 Same subject. II Japan should apply for participa-

tion on an equal footing with others not now par-
ties to the London agreement, the Department

will be prepared to support such app ication.
Mr. O'Brien to Mr. Knox May 13 Same subject. The Japanese Foreign Officeinquires

whether participation, if granted, would pace
Japan in a position superior to an ordinary bond-

ho der.
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Knox Same subject. The Russian and Japanese Govern-

ments are exchanging views on the currency loan

to China.
Jr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox May 18 Same subject. The French are reported to be hold-

ing back advances for Manchuria because of Rus

sian pressure.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Reid (tele | May 22 Same subject. The Department is unahle to see any

reasonable objection to Manchuria allotment for

specific industrial purposes.
Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox (tele- May 24 Same subject. The French delay was due to consid-

eration for some Russian apprehension about their

recognized interests in Manchuria.
Mr. Knor to Mr. O'Brien Same subject. As the currency reform in which

all the leading powers are alike interested the
United States has steadily savored the widest pos-

sil'le international participation.
Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox (tele- May 31 Sare subject. If a list of proposed industrial en-

terprises in Manchuria, not all relating to rail-
roads, the Foreign Office expects no further ob-

jection from Japan and Russia.
249 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox... Arrangement between the United States and France

for the protection of literary and artistic property
in China. Submits a proposition of the French

Mr. Knox to Mr. Reid (tele-

Loan negotiations. Japan and Russia may have

copies of loan agreement and lists specifying Man

churian enterprises. 253 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox... June 5 Political affairs in China. Reports renewed and

widespread discontent among the Chinese toward

their Manchu rulers. Mr. Heintleman to Mr.

June 27

Loan negotiations. Reports that the Russian and
Knox (telegram).

Japanese Governments have protested against the

sixteenth article of the loan agreement.
Mr. Bacon to Mr. Knox (tele- June 28 Samesubject. The French Foreign Office confirmed

protest of Japan and Russia against article 16.
is preparing a memorandum recommending entire

suppression of that article.
The Japanese Government to July 11 Same subject. Protest against the provisions con-
the French Government.

tained in article 16.
373 Frince Koudachoff to Mr. Same subject. Protest of Russia against article 16..

298 Mr. Heintzleman to Mr. July 25 International plan for the defense of foreign settle-

ments. Incloses a memorandum from the British
legation suggesting precautionary measures at cer-

tain Yangtze River ports in case of uprisings.
Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Sept. 3 Political affairs in China. Reports disorders in

Szechwan and Hunan caused by opposition of rail

way construction by foreigners. Samne to same (telegram).... Sept. 7 Same subject. Situation in Szechwan is worse.

Troops are suspected of sympathy with malcon

tents. Same to same (telegram).

Same subject. Reports fighting at Chengtu. Same to same (telegram).

Samne subject. Fighting continues in Chengtu. All

Americans and British were directed to leave for

a place of salety, Same to same (telegram).... Sept. 15 Fa ne subject. The Cabinet has proposed Yuan Shih

Kai for Canton Viceroy.
173 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Heintzle- Sept. 27 Defense of International settlements. The Ameri-

can Commander in chief of the United States Asi-
atic fleet has been instructed to coníer with the
British naval authorities and the American con-

sular officers.
175 Mr. Adee to Mr. Calhoun.... Sept. 29 Arrangement between the United States and France

for the protection of literary and artisue property in China. Instructs to endeavor to conclude such arrangement, based upon the treaty between the United States and Japan signed May 19, 1908.










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1911. Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Oct. 11 Political disturbances in China. Reports Wuchang (telegram).

in possession of mutineers. Same to saine (telegram).... Oct. 12 Same subject. The rebellion is most serious; 15,000

men of the army have joined the revolution. For

eign interests are respected. Same to same (telegram)... Oct. 13 Same subject. Hangkow reported in flames; A mer

icans salely out of Hanyang and Wuchang.
Mr. Wilder to Mr. Knox Same subject. Reports Hankow situation as serious.

Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Oct. 14 Same subject. Yuan Shih Kai gazetted viceroy of

Hupeh and Hunan.
Same to same (telegram) Same subject. Foreign consuls at Hankow have

been informed by the commander of the revolu-
tionary army that foreign persons and property
will be protected, existing treaties will continue in
force, but foreign powers assisting Imperial Govern-

ment will be considered enemies.
Circular (telegram)... Defense of international settlements. Instructs to

ascertain the views of the powers as to the advisa-
bility of advising their nationals to concentrate at

open ports in case danger threatens.
Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Oct. 15 Political affairs. It is reported that Japan has a fleet

ready to sail for China.
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Knox Same subject. Japan will not act in putting down

rebellion unless urged by the powers. If rebellion
becomes serious in Manchuria, Japan and Russia

will at once send sufficient force to suppress it. The Chinese National Asso- Oct. 16 Same subject. Requests good offices of the United ciation to Mr. Knox (tele

States to preserve neutrality of the powers toward gram).

China. Mr. Bacon to Mr. Knox Defense of international settlements. French Gov. (telegram).

ernment does not consider present conditions war

rant action proposed. Mr. Wheeler to Mr. Knox Same subject. The Russian Government is of the (telegram).

opinion that concentration of foreigners at acces

sible ports is desirable.
Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Knox Same subject. The Japanese Government suggests

that several light-draft gunboats be sent to the
Yangtze and cooperate with the Japancso force

Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox Oct. 17 Same subject. The German Government is inclined

to share the views of the American Government,
but such advice should be given without public

Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Same subject. The rebellion not being antisoreign

there seems to be no need for removal of Americans,

except from Hankow. Mr. Adee to Messrs. Brent, Oct. 18 Opium conference. Instructions to delegates......

Wright, and Finger. Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox Oct. 19 Defense of international settlements. The Italian (telegram).

Government will consult other powers before tak

ing action. 882 Mr. Reid to Mr. Knox (tele- | Oct. 20 Samo subject. The British Government is of tho gram).

opinion that the circumstances do not at pres

ent call for the concentration of foreign nationals, Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Knox Oct. 22 Political disturbances. Foreign office anxious that (telegram).

America recognize that Japan is sincere and above

board in her Chinese policy.
Mr. Yong Kwung Tat et al. Oct. 24 Same subject. Resolutions of a mass meeting of
to Mr. Knox (telegram).

5,000 Chinese residents in Honolulu protesting
against any action on the part of outside powers to
interfere in the struggle of the Chinese people to

establish a representative government.
Mr. Leishman to Mr. Knox Samo subject. The Chinese Minister for Foreign

Affairs, now in Berlin, asks that the United States
will urge joint action by the powers to prevent

selfish action on the part of any one of them.
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Knox Oct. 25 Defenso of international settlements. The Italian

Government is not inclined to take any measures

in China at present. Mr. Guild to Mr. Knox (tele- Oct. 26 Same subject. The Russian Government deems it gram).

inexpedient to interfere.
3.12 Mr. Williams to Mr. Same subject. Both parties to the conflict seem to

be an xious to protect foreigners, and it would be
safer for Americans in distant places to remain
where they are known than to undertake the long

journey to the coast.
Political disturbances. The present Manchu dy-

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1911. Same to same (telegram).... Oct. 26 Search of foreign merchant vessels

by rebel forces for contraband of war. The rebel General Li has informed the consuls that he will confiscate ships carrying contraband. The dean ofthe diplomatic corps suggests that shipping companies be advised

to abstain from carrying munitions of war. Mr. Knox to Mr. Schuyler Oct. 27 Political disturbances. Instructs to convey to the (telegram).

Japanese Foreign Office the entire confidence of this

Government in Japan's policy in China.
Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Oct. 28 Loan negotiations. An agreement with an Anglo-

French-Belgian for a large loan was signed yester-
day and it is reported that it was ratified by secret

Mr. Knox to Mr. Williams Nov. 1 Same subject. Instructs to request of the Chinese

Government further details of any proposed loan. Mr. Thompson to Mr. Knox Nov. 7 Asylum at American legations and consulates. (telegram).

Asks whether he can grant asylum to Chinese man

darins. Mr. Adee to Mr. Thompson Same subject. The right of asylum is not claimed (telegram).

by this Government. Temporary refuge may be

granted to preserve innocent human life. Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Nov. 10 Same subject. The legation has been requested to (telegram).

grant asylum to the Emperor and Empress Dow

ager. Mr. Knox to Mr. Williams Same subject. Temporary refuge may be granted to (telegram).

logie innocent human lile if the safety of the

is not endangered thereby. Mr. Williams to Mr. Knox Defense of international settlements. The Japanese (telegram).

and French willtake part in protecting the railway

to the sea, if foreign protection becomes necessary. Mr. Knox to Mr. Williams Same subject. llit becomes necessary, this Govern(telegram).

ment will participate in the protection of the rail.

way to the sea.
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox Nov. 17 Loan negotiations. The Chinese Government is in

great need of money for current expenses. The
local representatives of the four groups are willing
to make the loan is actively supported by their

Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun Nov. 18 Same subject. Except under some general plan of

the powers interested to help China the depart-
ment does not consider it wise to make any loan at

362 Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox... Nov. 21 Défense of international settlements. Reports that

he issued a circular to the consular officers to advise

Americans to remove to open ports. 363 Same to samo...

Nov. 22 Political disturbances. Reports interview with a

delegation from the National Assembly.
Same to same (telegram).... Nov. 25 Defense of international settlements. The diplo-

matic corps has decided to ask the governments to
quietly increase their legation guards to the maxi-

mum under the protocol.
The Japanese Embassy to Nov. 27 Same subject. Transmits a telegram from the Japa-
Mr. Knox.

nese Foreign Office advising him that Japan, in
conformity with the decision of the diplomatic
corps at Peking, will increase its legation guard at

Peking and its force at Tientsin.
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox Political disturbances. The legation has been re-

quested by the Chinese Government to inform the
department that the Japanese are actively assist-

ing the revolutionists.
Same to same (telegram).... Nov. 28 Same subject. The American consul general at

Hankow asks permission to join his colleagues to
use good offices to obtain an armistice for the revo

lutionists at Wuchang.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun Same subject. Asks for exact source of information

contained in his telegram of Nov. 27, 1911. Same to same (telegram).... do..... Same subject. Department can not permit consul

general to interfere as suggested in telegram of Nov.

28, 1911. Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox Defense of international settlements. Reports that (telegram)

he is asking the admiral for more marines.
Mr. Knox to Mr. Calhoun Same subject. Instructs to keep department in-

formed of the arrival of foreign troops in Peking.
This Government will have in constant readiness

additional troops to be sent at once is needed.
Mr. Calhoun to Mr. Knox | Nov. 29 Same subject. Reports that a three days' armistice

has been agreed to at Hankow through the media

tion of the British Minister. Same to same (telegram).

Political disturbances. Information reported Nov.

27, 1911, came from the Viceroy at Mukden and is

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