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MEXICO SHOOTING OF MANUEL GARCÍA GÓMEZ AND EMILIO CORTÉZ RUBIO, MEXICAN

CITIZENS, AT ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, BY DEPUTY SHERIFFS-Continued

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1931 June 10 | From the Governor of Oklahoma (tel.)

Report of detailed arrangements to alleviate the strained

relations between the two countries. June 11 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) (188) Report that the press has treated the killings with forbear

ance and moderation, although the occurrence has caused

considerable ill feeling against the United States. June 13 From the Consul at Nuevo Laredo (12) Detailed account of the transport of the bodies across the

border, with no demonstrations either at Laredo, Texas, or

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. June 15 | To the Governor of Oklahoma

Appreciation for the Governor's prompt action in arranging

for investigation. June 18 | From the Mexican Chargé (02502) Gratitude of the relatives of the two students for courtesies

extended by President Hoover, the Department, and the

Governor of Oklahoma.
June 23 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.)
(213) Visit from Salvador Cortés Rubio (eyewitness to the tragedy)

and his father concerning the former's returning to Oklahoma
to testify at the trial of the deputy sheriffs and the expenses of

the trip.
June 24 To the Mexican Chargé

Reply, to Mexican request for continuation of the investigation, that Oklahoma authorities are proceeding with all due

dispatch required by law. June 25 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) (183) Information from Governor of Oklahoma that expenses of

Salvador Cortés Rubio (as a witness at the trial) would be fully

taken care of.
June 30 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.)
(219) Foreign Minister's statement to the press (text printed)

indicating that Mexican Government is awaiting an investi-
gation by U. S. Federal authorities, following acquittal by
the jury in Ardmore of the deputy sheriff on the charge of

murdering Emilio Cortés Rubio. Aug. 8 To the Mexican Chargé

Résumé of all facts in case, gathered from study of stenographic reports of the trial of Deputy Sheriff Guess and other documentation; advice that trial of Deputy Sheriffs Guess and

Crosby will take place in early fall.
Nov. 20 From the Mexican Ambassador
(04374) Mexican Government's representations based on U. S. re-

sponsibility in the case, and alleged negligence thus far in
securing punishment of the police officers involved.

(Footnote: Information that the second trial was in progress
at this time; that on November 22 the jury acquitted the
defendants.)

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MEXICO SHOOTING OF MANUEL GARCÍA GÓMEZ AND Emilio CORTÉZ RUBIO, MEXICAN

CITIZENS, AT ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, BY DEPUTY SHERIFFS-Continued

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1931 Nov. 30

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To the Mexican Ambassador

Acknowledgment of Ambassador's note of November 20.

(Note: U. S. provision of $30,000, by Act of Congress February 25, 1933, for the families of Gómez and Rubio ($15,000 each), "as an act of grace ...")

REPRESENTATIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO AGAINST THE ARREST AND

SENTENCE OF MEXICAN VICE CONSUL AT CHICAGO FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

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1931
July 7 To the Governor of Illinois (tel.),

Request that investigation be made of reported arrest of
Mexican Consul at Chicago and that steps be taken to effect his

release.
July 7 From the Governor of Illinois (tel.)

Advice that an immediate investigation is being made. July 8 From the Mexican Ambassador

Protest against the action of Judge Thomas Green in arrest

and sentence of Vice Consul Domínguez, July 9 From the Governor of Illinois (tel.)

Statement issued by Judge Green (text printed) that he has entered an order expunging the order of July 7 which held

Domínguez in contempt of court. July 10 To the Mexican Ambassador

Advice that the action against Domínguez is definitely terminated.

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SUIT IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK INVOLVING THE

INTERESTS OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT

1931 Apr. 16

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Apr. 27

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Apr. 27

From the Mexican Ambassador

Position of the Mexican Government, in connection with
action brought in Supreme Court of New York against Thomas
W. Lamont and others and the United Mexican States, that
Mexico as a sovereign country does not recognize the jurisdic-
tion of any foreign court in affairs concerning the nation.
To the Governor of New York

Request that appropriate action be taken to effect dismissal
of the suit against the Mexican Government.
To the Mexican Ambassador

Advice concerning Department's communication to the Gov-
ernor of New York,
From the Acting Governor of New York

Communication from the Attorney General of the State of
New York (text printed) pointing out the court's right to ad-
judicate as to property within its jurisdiction and as to the
parties before it, without action being binding on the Mexican
Government but with certain results as to the fund or property
involved.

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MEXICO SUIT IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK INVOLVING THE

INTERESTS OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT—Continued

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1931 June 26 (02628)

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June 29

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From the Mexican Ambassador

Understanding that the defendants have appealed the de-
cision of Justice Valente with respect to funds involved in the
suit, and request that at the time appeal is heard the court be
informed (1) that Government of Mexico declines to appear in
the suit, and (2) that the funds involved are the property of the
Government of Mexico and therefore not subject to seizure.
To the Attorney General

Desire that the appropriate United States attorney be in-
structed to appear before the Appellate Division of the court
and present the position of the Mexican Government as indi-
cated in Mexican Ambassador's note of June 26.
To the Mexican Ambassador

Advice of Department's request to the Attorney General.
From the Attorney General

Compliance with Department's request of June 29.
From the Attorney General

Decision of the Appellate Division (text printed) reversing
the order of the Lower Court.

June 29

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July 1

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July 15

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MOROCCO RESERVATION OF RIGHTS BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE APPLICATION OF

DECREĐS AND TAXES TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE FRENCH ZONE

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1930
Jan. 17 From the American Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at

Tangier to the French Resident General in Morocco
Protest against application of a Vizirial Decree dated July
6, 1929, which would prohibit, as from January 23, 1930, the
importation or sale of imported canned foods into the French
Zone unless name of country of origin is stamped on the metal
containers. Reminder also that such measures cannot legally
be enforced on American nationals until assent of v. š.

Government is secured.
Feb. 21 From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Information that enforcement of decree of July 6, 1929, has

been postponed for 6 months. Mar. 5 From the American Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at

Tangier to the French Resident General in Morocco Suggestion that a formal request be made for U. S. Government's assent to each and all of legislative measures to which

U. S. adhesion is desired. Apr. 29 To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (594) Instructions to maintain for the present the position taken

with regard to application of decrees to American ressortissants. May 8 To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (596) U. S. consent, with reservations, to the application to Amer

ican nationals of a dahir or patente tax, dated December 12,

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MOROCCO RESERVATION OF RIGHTS BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE APPLICATION OF

DECREES AND TAXES TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE FRENCB ZONE—Continued

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1930
Dec. 10 From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(569) Observations on discriminations involved in certain dahirs

decreeing new and increased consumption taxes on petroleum
products, frozen meats, and edible oils; recommendations as

to representations to be made.
Dec. 12 From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(574) Opinion concerning a decree dated June 24, 1930, purporting

to eliminate objectionable requirement of the decree of July 6,

1929, relative to importation of canned foods. 1931 Jan. 28 | From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (587) Note from the Consul at Casablanca (text printed) pointing

out discriminatory features of a dahir in the matter of taxation

on petroleum products. Mar. 5 To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (625) Department's position that objection to dahir dated Decem

ber 28, 1930, should be based on the protective feature of the

tax on frozen meat.
Oct. 26 From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(656) Request from French Resident General for application to

American nationals of dahirs concerning requisition for mili-
tary purposes of motor vehicles, animals, and animal-drawn
vehicles. Suggestion that Department not give its assent,
but indicate its willingness to consider temporary compliance

in an exceptional situation.
Dec. 8 To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(668) Instructions to address note to French Resident General in

accordance with suggestion in despatch No. 656, October 26.

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NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING CLAIMS AND PROPOSED RECOGNITION BY THE UNITED

STATES OF THE SPANISH ZONE IN MOROCCO

1931 Jan. 21

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From the Ambassador in Spain

Aide-mémoire left at the Foreign Office (text printed) stating
U. S. willingness to submit claim of Dris-El-Quettani to legal
determination in a competent court; memorandum (text
printed) of interview with Foreign Office official.
From the Spanish Chargé

Spanish Government's request for U. S. consent to the
application to American nationals in Spanish Zone of certain
new urban tax levy regulations.
To the Spanish Chargé

Advice that Department is unable to give consideration to
Spanish Government's request pending U. S. recognition of
the Spanish Zone in Morocco; that such recognition is contin-
gent upon settlement of American claims in the Spanish Zone.I

(Footnote: No further developments until 1934.)

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MOROCCO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING AMERICAN RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CONCESSION

BY THE TANGIER ADMINISTRATION IN MOROCCO

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1931 Jan. 7 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (628) Outline of U. S. position with regard to the electric light

concession in Tangier, for informal and confidential communi

cation to the Foreign Office.
Feb. 5 From the Ambassador in Great Britain
(1635) Informal note from the Foreign Office (text printed) stating

that British Government would be glad to get U. S. support in
safeguarding the principle involved, and suggesting possible
U.S. notification to Shereefian Government of agreement to the
concession as an exception, instead of a protest against its

grant without adjudication.
Mar. 12 To the Ambassador in Great Britain
(708) Department's willingness, in view of practical considera-

tions involved, to accept grant of the concession as an excep-
tion; suggestion of possible procedure for notifying the

Shereefian Government.
Mar. 30 From the Head of the League of Nations and Western Department
(W3334/ of the British Foreign Ofice to the American First Secretary
24/28) of Embassy in Great Britain

Motion adopted by the Committee of Control (text printed)

indicating its position respecting the electricity concession.
Apr. 2 From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(599) Efforts of Committee of Control to induce French Resident

General to request U.S. assent to an exceptional derogation of
the principle of public adjudication, in respect of the concession

in question.
Apr. 30 To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(635) Authorization to assent to exceptional derogation if the

Protectorate authorities request it.
July 13 From the American Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at

Tangier to the French Resident General in Morocco
Acknowledgment of Resident General's notes expressing the
hope that U. S. Government will withdraw its opposition in the
premises; promise to recommend favorable action, upon receipt
of request in the customary form.

(Footnote: Notification, July 29, of U. S. assent in accordance with instruction No. 635, April 30.)

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ATTEMPT BY THE TANGIER MIXED TRIBUNAL TO ASSUME JURISDICTION OVER

ALIEN EMPLOYEES OF THE AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC AGENCY

1930 Oct. 8

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From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Résumé of incident of two employees of the Diplomatic Agency (British subjects) being cited to appear before the Tangier Mixed Tribunal; notification to the Tangier Administration, based on U. S. position taken in the Scott case (1872), that the employees are under jurisdiction of U. S. Consular Court. Letter to British Consul General at Tangier (text printed) summarizing the situation.

Information that Tangier Administration appears disposed to question position taken by United States in the Scott case, and request for instructions.

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