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United States Department of State / The executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fiftieth Congress. 1887-'88

Argentine Republic,   pp. 1-12 PDF (5.0 MB)

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                ARGENTINE IREPUBLIC.
                              No. 1.
                     Arr. Hanna to Mr. Bayard.
          BRueos Ayres, October 14, 1886. (Received iNovemlter 26.)
  Sin: On the i2th instant, the executive term of Julio A. Ploca closed,
and Michael Juarez Celman, his successor, was.duly installed President
of the Argentine R'epublic for the ensuingsix years.
  The ceremonies were imposing and full of interest. The great per-
sonal popularity of General Roca ,who has given this Republic its first
six years of unbroken peace, his wise and efficient plans for .the de-
velopment of his country, encouragement of immigration, constructioa
of Pailroads, establishment of a--vast system of public schools, modele4
after our own, under thedirection of a number of thoroughly-trained nor-
mal school teachers brought at large, expense from the United States,
and his new system for the dislodgment of Indian, tribes from the ter-.
ritories by the encouragement of strong colonies to take their place, and
the absorption of the Indians themselves in the industries of the country
and its military service, were made the occasion for a succession of civic
and military proceSsions, festive entertainments, and laudatory spe'ehes,
participated in byyp resentative citizens gathered from all parts of the
  General Roca has unquestionably set this Government forward far
in advance of its ordinary progress under the.old rdgime. The popular
opinion seems to be the administration of Presiden't Juarez will, in-a
large degree, be a continuation of the enlightened views and methods
of his predecessor.
  The inaugural address of President Jaarez, an(I that of General Roca
at the surrender of the presidential office, are given herewith in inclo-
sures4 and 2. The new cabinet is as follows:: Interior, Dr. Wilde; for-
eign affairs,-Dr. Quirno Costa; finance, Dr. Pacheco ; education, Dr.
Passe; war and navy, General itacedo. Popular sentiment very gen-
erally sustains the President in the wisdom of'his selection of the dis-
tinguished gentlemen so soon to be his constitutional advisers.
      I have, etc.,
                                          BAYLESS W    HAN'NA.
      9256 F 1U 87-i

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