Items of Interest

Minister Bowen at Caracas, acting under instructions, inquired of Venezuela whether she was willing to submit to arbitration on the New York and Bermudez and Critchfield asphalt cases, the case of the expulsion of Editor Jaurett, and the revision of the award made in 1903 to the Orinoco Steamship Company. Her reply is that she is unwilling, claiming that there is nothing to be arbitrated. The cases will now continue to be handled along the usual diplomatic channels.

The work of remarking the forty-ninth parallel as the boundary line between the United States and Canada will be carried forward the coming summer, the American commissioners for that purpose being now in Ottawa for the purpose of arranging the work. This work of restoring boundary line monuments and remarking the line will complete the settlement of boundary questions between the two countries, the greatest of which was the Alaskan dispute.

The United States Circuit Court of Appeals has handed down a decision which, if finally sustained, will mean the refunding by the United States Government of the sum of $5,000,000 to the American Sugar Refining Company for duties paid on raw sugars imported from Cuba in 1903, and upon which the company contended a reduction of twenty per cent should have been allowed under the then existing treaty.

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A Word about Honesty
April 1, 1905

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