The Pan-American policy of James G. Blaine

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1900 - 474 pages

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Page 211 - ... there is not a section or a line in the entire bill that will open the market for another bushel of wheat or another barrel of pork.
Page 112 - ... the United States esteem themselves competent to refuse to afford their protection jointly with Great Britain to any other persons or company, and hold themselves free hereafter to protect any interoceanic communication in which they or their citizens may become interested in such way as treaties with the local sovereign powers may warrant and their interests may require. There are some provisions of the treaty which the President thought might be advantageously retained.
Page 211 - The charge against the protective policy which has injured it most is that its benefits go wholly to the manufacturer and the capitalist and not at all to the farmer.
Page 164 - Government if Lord Salisbury would by public proclamation simply request that vessels sailing under the British flag should abstain from entering the Behring Sea for the present season. You add, if this request shall be complied with, there will be full time for impartial negotiations, and, as the President hopes, for a friendly conclusion of the differences between the two Governments. I have...
Page 212 - The value of the sugar we annually consume," he remarked, " is enormous. Shall we pay for it in cash, or shall we make a reciprocal arrangement by which a large part of it may be paid for in pork, beef, flour, lumber, salt, iron, shoes, calico, furniture, and a thousand other things ? In short, shall we pay for it all in cash, or try friendly barter in part ? I think the latter mode the highest form of protection and best way to promote trade.
Page 211 - Here is an opportunity where the farmer may be benefited — primarily, undeniably, richly benefited. Here is an opportunity for a Republican Congress to open the markets of forty millions of people to the products of American farms. Shall we seize the opportunity, or shall we throw it away...
Page 144 - We have affirmed, and we again affirm, our right. Let the Federal Government reflect upon its side if it is expedient to leave to the mercy of each State of the Union, irresponsible to foreign countries, the efficiency of treaties pledging its faith and honor to entire nations.
Page 158 - In the opinion of the President, the Canadian vessels arrested and detained in the Behring Sea were engaged in a pursuit that was in itself contra bonos mores, a pursuit which of necessity involves a serious and permanent injury to the rights of the Government and people of the United States.
Page 151 - ... martial law so far as it applied to foreigners. At a conference held in Berlin in May, 1889, representatives of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States guaranteed the neutrality of the islands, and gave to the citizens of the three Powers equal rights of residence, trade, and personal protection. The independence of the Samoan Government, and the right of the natives to elect their own King or Chief, was formally recognized. A Supreme Court, consisting of a single judge, to be named by...
Page 146 - Narragansett,' entered into an agreement with Manga, the representative chief of Tutuila, by which it was arranged that Pangopango should be given up to the American Government on condition that a friendly alliance existed between that island and the United States. Pangopango harbour has thus passed for ever from the hands of the British. The question here that naturally arises, is, why did not England secure its possession ? ' Tutuila did not want England's protection,

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