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Elyria Chronicle (Newspaper) - January 4, 1909, Elyria, OhioMain Points of the president s message today on Panama canal the tool i. The president was authorized by the act of june 28, 1902, to go to the note Irilua route Only if within a reasonable time he could not obtain of the necessary territory of this con the pro vision she act teas been complied it is no longer possible under existing legislation to go to the Nicaragua route As an i. No state of Central America has the right to so encumber the avenues of Trade and travel with such unjust relations As will prevent their general use. 3. The Hay Herran treaty settled three things first that the canal should be built second that it should be built properly third that it should be built across the isthmus of Panama. 4. The colombian Congress refused to ratify the treaty. 5. Promptly at the adjournment of the Panama revolution broke out us Panama and she became an Independent state. 6. Congress of the United states decided the route to be Panama and there was no alternative. 7. The president quotes from various newspapers of August and sep tember to show the readiness and likelihood of revolution in Panama which feeling was due to the failure. By Colombia to ratify the Hay her ran treaty. 8. The president thereupon sent the Boston Dixie and Atlanta to Guantanamo to protect the free Tran sit of the isthmus v pc government had any part in preparing inciting or encouraging the late revolution on the isthmus of Panama and that save from the reports of our military and naval officers Given above no connected. Msith this government had any Pricious knowledge of the revolution such As was accessible person of Ordinary intelligence who read the newspapers and kept up i current acquaintance with Public 13. I have not denied nor do i wish to deny either the Validity or the propriety of the general Rule that a new state should not be recognized As Independent till it shown its ability to maintain its Independence. This Rule is derived from the Prin Ciple of no intervention and As a corollary of that principle has generally been observed by the United states but like the principle from which it is reduced the Rule is subject to exceptions and there Are in my opinion Clear and imperative Rea sons Why a departure front it we justified and even required in the present instance. These reasons Brace first our treaty rights second National interests and safety third the interests of collective Iliza Tion. A a 14. The United states Nas received mandate from civilization to their Woric in the interest of 15 conclusion let me that the question actually before this government is not that of the re cog Nitro no of Panama As an Independent that is already that s sians Dent o or to tic to Tea St. Petersburg Here is that peace prevail. The capitals of Europe a Mcerlain f the Ohio Senate lican caucus for president pro on at Columbus today. Or. Dates in this District for the War or not to War m to be conf each but oth Are Cha Tincu. Talk he far East will the other tic however. It is claimed Here that Only those who Are ambitious a Mil itary circles want War. The revolutionists do not want Watt cease their activities pending War. The officials Are the Public is ignorant on the Czar is learning to play a Bala Laika a Peculiar kind of Harp and not under Cloud of gloom. President sends his nation to these with several oth Tot kit a Cabo Niclo. Jan. Presic Roosevelt has sent to the Senate nomination of William h. Taft of War gov. Taft will succeed Secretary rpt who will return to his Law practice

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