Foreign News: Newcastle Incident

Diplomatic firmness and good temper ended a disagreeable chapter in Anglo-American relations. Two years ago British shipping interests charged that the American consular officials at Newcastle-on-Tyne had exceeded their authority by attempting to divert passengers from British to American shipping lines. The British Foreign Office insisted that the two accused officials be transferred from Newcastle, and canceled the exequaturs (official consular recognition) of Slater and Brooks, Consul and Vice Consul of the U. S. The U. S. State Department instituted three separate inquiries, which in each case failed to substantiate the charges....

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