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58 Mr. Dougherty to Mr. Bay. Oot. 15 No distinotion in Italy made between Vonnels of
ard (No. 167).

Italy or any country and those of the United
States in the matter of tonnage chargos; noto
from the Italian minister of foreign affairs in.

Correspondence with the legation of Italy at


89 Mr. Ferrara to Mr. Bayard.. July 18 United States and other vessels pay the samo

duties as Italian vessels in Italian porte; re-
quests that Italian vessels coming from ports
of countries covered by proclamations suspend.
ing the collection of tonnage taxes may enjoy

those benefits.
80 Mr. Bayard to Mr. Ferrara.. July 26 Mr. Ferrara's note not sufficiently negativing all

discrimination against United States vessels in
Italian ports; an express statement according
to the exclusive proviso of the proclamations
desired; the Treasury Department will be re.
quested to extend the benefits of the proclama-
tion to Italian vessels, if no discrimination

61 Yr. Ferrara to Mr. Bayard.. July 27 No discrimination in the ports of Italy against

United States vessels, either as compared with
those of Italy or any other country; requests
that the Secretary of the Treasury be so in.
formed that Italian ressols may enjoy the bene-

fits of the Presidezt's procla!ations. 62 Mr. Bayard to Count de

Aug. 23

Italian vessels coming from ports mentioned in

the President's proclamation of April 22, 1837,
will be admitted under its terms.








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Mr. Hubbard to Mr. Bayard Sept. 24 Japan can not fully co-operate with the United (No. 383).

States in the abolition of tonnage dues; trans

Tation of noto of Count Inouye Kaoru inclosed. Same to same (No. 417) Dec. 28 Noto from Count Ito on the subject of the aboli.

tion of tonnage duos inclosed.

Mr. Bavard to Mr. Hubbard Feb. The desire of Japan to abolish tonnage dues and
(No. 186).

charges on vessels communicated to the Treas-
ury Department; a full report must be made
giving the charges on American vessels in Jap-
anese ports

before the status of Japanese veg-
sels in the United States can be determined ;
the letter of the Secretary of the Treasury in.

Mr. Hubbard to Mr. Bayard | Mar. 20 No tonnage or light dues levied on American reg.
(No. 152).

sels, but $17 for entrance and $7 for clearance
for each resse) in lieu thereof; American ves.
sels on an equality with Japanese ; note of the

Japanese minister of foreign affairs inclosed. Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hubbard May 2 The charges on vessels of the United States in (No. 210).

Japun an offset to tonnage and shipping dues in
America, and no reason appears for reducing
present iates unless the Japanese Government
does likewise; the letter of the Secretary of
the Treasury, covering a report from the Com-
missioner of Navigation on the subject, in-





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70 Vr. Bayard to Mr. Bell (No. Jan.


The advantages extended by the shipping act of

June 26, 1884, claimed by European Govern.
menis, but not then by the Netherlands, under
tho most favored nation treaty clause: an offer
made by that Government to accept the recip-
rocal proposals in the act of June 19, 1886; the
satisfaction felt at this offer to be unofficially
communicated; copies of correspondence with

the Swedish minister inclosed for information.
Department's instruction No.81 unofficially com-

municated to the minister of the Netherlands,
who expressed his desire for an early adoption

of the necessary moasures.
Mr. Bell's No. 214 read with interest; copy of

House bill No. 10703 and of Department's let-
ter of the 14th olimo to the chairman of the
Shipping Committee of the House of Represent.
atives inclosed, as illustrating the views of this

71 Yr. Bell to Mr. Bayard (No. Jan. 21



Feb. 10


72 Mr. Bayard to Mr. Bell (No.




Correspondence with the legation of the Nether.

lands at Washington.

73 Mr. de Weckherlin to Mr. Nov. 8 No tonnage, light-house, beacon and buoy, or

other equivalent dues collected; no discrim.
ination against United States vessels, and no
export dutice levied in the Netherlands or the
free ports of the Dutch West Indies; requests
the suspension of the collection of tonnago dues
in the United States on vessels from those ports
in accordance with the act of Congress of June
19, 1786 ; list of free ports in the Dutch East

Indies inclosed.

74 Mr. Bayard to Mr. de Weck. Apr. 22 The President's proclamation issued suspending

the collection of tonnage dues on vessels from
the Netherlands and the free ports of the Dutch
East Indies, except on vessels belonging to
countries whose dues are greater than those
levied in the United States; the Department
invites the Government of the Netherlands to
extend the abolition of tonnage dnes to all tho
Dutch East India ports; the President's procla

mation inclosed.
75 Mr. de Weckherlin to Mr. May 3 cknowledges receipt of the President's proc-

lanation ; the invitation to the Netherlands to
extend the abolition of tonnage dues to all East

India ports forwarded. 78 Same to same.

June 28 | Expresses Mr. Karnebeek's thanks for the Pres.

ident's proclamation suspending the collection
of tonnage dues on vessels from the Nether.
lands and their East India free ports; the exten.
sion of the arrangement to all ports will be





77 Mr. Buck to Mr. Bayard Sept. 1. Copy of note sent, in conformity to Department's (No. 282).

circular of July 9, 1887, to Mr. Elias inclosed.


1887. 78 Wr. Wurts to Mr. Bayard Ang. 11 Department's circular of July 9, 1887, communi. (No. 136).

cated to the Russian Government





From and to whom.







Mr. Lothrop to Mr. Bayard Feb. 18. No discrimination Russian ports against vessels
(No. 159).

from America, but Russia declines to co-ope-
rate with the United States, as proposed in De-
partment's circular of July 9, 1887, since Rus.
sian vessels would be placed at a disadvantage,
and there is practically no direct intercourse
between the countries; copy of Mr. Vlangaly's
note inclosed.



80 Mr. Magee to Mr. Bayard Oct. 24 | The proposition of the United States looking to the
(No. 99).

abolition of tonnage and other dues will be
considered by the councils of Sweden and Nor.
way; changes in the council of state may de-

lay its consideration.
Correspondence with the legation of Sweden and

Norway at Washington.

1888. 81 Mr. Ibsen to Mr. Bayard... May 21 List of the kinds and amounts of all dnes levied in

the United States on Swedish vossels requested

with a view to the abolition of all such dues.
82 Mr. Adee to Mr. Ibsen..... June 9 List of the kinds and amount of dues levied on

Swedish vessels; copy of letter of the Secre-
tary of the Treasury covering the report of the
Commissioner of Navigation inclosed.




No. 714,

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Stallo.

No. 93.


Washington, April 26, 1888. Sir: You are instructed to request of the Italian Government, in pursuance of existing treaty stipulations between the two countries, the extradition of Salvatore Paladini, under indictment in the Cnited States court for the district of New Jersey on the charge of knowingly passing counterfeit money of the United States, who is now believed to be within the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Italy.

The President's warrant to receive the fugitive has been issued to Cono Casale of Newark, N. J., one of the court constables. I am, etc.,



No. 715.

Mr. Stallo to Mr. Bayard.

| Extract.)

No. 223.)


Rome, August 4, 1888. (Received August 18.) Sir: I have the honor herewith to transmit copies of the correspond. ence between this legation and the Italian foreign oflice in relation to the extradition of Salvatore Paladini, a fugitive from justice, who is under indictment in the United States court for the district of New Jersey on the charge of passing counterfeit money of the United States. This correspondence will become intelligible upon a brief review of the following facts:

I was instructed to demand the extradition of said Paladini by your letter No. 93, of April 26, 1888, which informed me that the President's warrant to receive the fugitive had been issued to one Cono Casale. Cavale presented himself at the office of this legation on the 17th day of May, 1888, bringing with him the papers relating to the case, including the warrant for the arrest of Paladivi; and I at once, on the same day, dictated the letter to the foreign office which is herein marked inclosure No. 1, inclosing the papers and demanding the extradition of Paladini.

It being obviously important to secure the arrest of the fugitive without delay, I delivered the letter with its inclosures to Mr. Crispi on the afternoon of that day in person, and called his attention to the urgency of the matter, and to the danger that Paladini might be informed of the

presence of Casale in Italy, and of the measures about to be taken for his arrest. Mr. Crispi opened the letter, requested me to translate it for him, which I did, and then observed that the matter would have to be referred to the ministry of grace and justice, but that he would send it there at once, and that measures for the arrest of the fugitive would be taken forthwith. Although the name of Salvatore Paladini must have suggested to him that the fugitive was an Italian, Mr. Crispi asked me no questions as to Paladini's citizenship. Before I left I informed Mr. Crispi tbat Paladini was supposed to be in Sicily, and that Mr. Cono Casale was at the service of the Italian authorities for the purpose of aiding in his discovery and identification.

Five days elapsed after this interview, and I had no communication from the foreign office in regard to the matter. Casale, meanwhile, was at the office of the legation every day, and became very impatient; so I proceeded to the foreign office, in order to inquire what had been done.

When I arrived there I found that Mr. Crispi was then, and for several days had been, confined to his house with illness; but I was assured by one of his secretaries that the papers had long since been sent to the ministry of grace and justice, and that the ministry of foreign affairs was in momentary expectation of the report.

Nearly another week elapsed; and Crispi having meanwhile been taken to Castelamare by reason of his illness, I requested Mr. Dough

I erty, the secretary of legation, to inquire at the foreign oflice as to the state of the matter. The information given him by one of the under secretaries was that Mr. Casale had been there in person the day before; that they were fully aware of the urgency of the matter; and that I would hear from them very soon. Accordingly, on the second or third day thereafter, to wit, on the 2d day of June, 1888, I received a letter (marked inclosure 2), in which I was informed that my application for the extradition of Paladini had been communicated to the ministry of grace and justice “ without the least delay," but that it was important to know of what country Paladini was a native, what was his paternity, and what was his citizenship.

It will be observed that this inquiry was addressed to me for the first time when nearly two weeks had elapsed since the date of my application. I answered this note immediately (inclosure No.3), informing the ministry that Paladini was a Sicilian and an Italian subject, a native of Messina, in Sicily, and was then supposed to be at that place, adding, again, that Mr. Cono Casale, the agent appointed by the United States Government, knew him personally, and, as I had informed Mr. Crispi, was at the disposition of the Italian authorities for the purpose of identifying and arresting the fugitive.

To this note no reply was made for inore than three weeks, during all of which time Mr. Crispi was prevented, first by illness and then by his occupation in the Chamber of Deputies, from receiving the foreign ministers. In the interval Casale had become so impatient that he had proceeded first to Naples, and then to Messina, in order to be near or on the spot whenever the attempt should be made to effect Palaclini's arrest. On the 25th of June I addressed a note (inclosure 4) to the Italian foreign oflice, to which I roceived the reply marked inclosure 5 on the 2d of July, 1888. Seven days thereafter, on the 9th of July, the foreign office sent me a further note (inclosure 6) dated July 7, 1888, in which I was informed that the royal prefecture in Messina, by order of the ministry of the interior, had attempted to trace up and secure Paladini at Messina without success, and that the fugitive was believed to have

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