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cole d'exécution de 1865) sur l'emploi du scellé dans les trausports maritimes doivent demeurer en vigueur jusqu'à nouvelle régleinentation.

Add. à l’Article XLY du Traité.- En ce qui concerne le trafie des foires et marchés, on est convenu d'arrêter, d'après l'Annexe (E), la forme de la légitimation qui devra être prosluite par les sujets de l'un des États Contractants qui voudront profiter de la faveur contenue dans le premier paragraphe de l'Article XIX. Les autorités désignées à l'alinéa 2 sont chargées de l'établissement de cette légitimation.

Les industriels qui voudrout faire des achats ou placer des marchandises sur le territoire de l'autre État Contractant n'auront aucun droit à payer dans cet État, s'ils sont munis de cartes de légitimation de leur industrie délivrées par les autorités de leur pays d'origine.

La rédaction de ces cartes sera faite conformément au modèle contenu dans l’Annexe (D).

La délivrance de ces cartes a lieu par les soins des autorités qui sont chargées, d'après les Conventions actuelles, de remettre les passeports. Chacune des Parties Contractantes pourra, suivant sa convenance, fixer un droit pour l'expédition des dites cartes.

Pour empêcher toute confusion et toute fraude, les cartes devront être établies d'après un modèle uniforme pour l'Allemagne et pour l'Autriche-Hongrie ; elles différeront des passeports par le format et la couleur ; elles auront chaque année une couleur différente, et seront d'une dimension qui permettra de les porter avec soi.

Les industriels (voyageurs de commerce) munis de cartes de légitimation pourront transporter avec eux des échantillons, mais point de marchandises. Ils pourront seuls conclure des affaires ou servir d'intermédiaires, mais ils ne pourront recevoir de commandes ou acheter des marchandises que dans le cours des voyages qu'ils feront. Ils devront observer les prescriptions en vigueur dans

chaque État.

Add. auc Articles XI et XXI du Traité.-On entend par le titre de Consuls tous les fonctionnaires chargés de la direction d'un Consulat. La Partie Contractante aux sujets de laquelle le Consul de l'autre Partie aura procuré, conformément à l’Article XXI, aide et protection, est obligée de rembourser les frais et déboursés d'après le tarif adopté par la Partie, qui a institué le Constl, pour ses nationaux.

Add. à lArticle XXII du Traité.-Il a été entendu sur cet Article qu'on n'a pas compris dans les bureaux de Douane, aiuxquels les Parties Contractantes se sont donné le droit d'envoyer des employés dans le but énoncé à l'alinéa 1er de l'Article XXII, les autorités des Directions de Douane (en Autriche-Hongrie les Direc

tions Provinciales des Finances et les Directions Orilinaires des Finances ; en Allemagne, les Directions de Douane), mais qu'on doit entendre sous ce titre les autorités de district (en Autriche-Hongrie, les Directions des Finances, les Inspecteurs des Finances; en Allemagne, les bureaux principalix avec les autorités Douanières locales subordonnées).

De même, il a été entendu à cet égard que chaque Gouvernement conservera le droit de déterminer les places de douane de l'autre territoire douanier auxquelles il compte envoyer des employés dans le but reconnu par Convention, mais qu'il serait nécessaire d'informer d'abord le Gouvernement intéressé de la personnalité des employés qui seront envoyés et du choix des places de douane où ils doivent se rendre.

Add. à l'Article XXV du Traité. —Les Plénipotentiaires sont convenus que le présent Protocole sera soumis en inême temps que le Traité aux Parties Contractantes, et qu'en cas de ratification du dit Traité les éclaircissements et explications contenus dans ce Protocole sont considérés comme approuvés sans autre ratification formelle.

Le présent Protocole a été fait en double expédition.
Fait à Vienne, le 6 Décembre, 1891.4

REUSS.
KÁLNOKY.

SPANISH NOTE, denouncing the Commercial Convention

between Great Britain and Spain of April 26, 1886.* January 27, 1891.

Marquis de Casa Laiglesia to the Marquess of Salisbury.

Translation.)
ME LORD,

London, January 27, 1891. In accordance with instructions I have received to-day, I have the honour to inform your Lordship that the Government of the Queen-Regent have resolved to denounce the Convention concluded between Spain and England on the 26th April, 1886, and have charged me to say, when communicating this decision to your Lordship, that they are ready to enter into negotiations for the conclusion of a new Treaty of Commerce.

In accordance with this Resolution, and in view of Article V

* Vol. LXXVII, page 48.

of the denounced Convention, the effects of it must be considered to terminate on the 30th June, 1892.

I have, &c., The Marquess of Salisbury. MARQUES DE CASA LAIGLESIA.

In cousequence of this note, the following Notification was inserted in the “ London Gazette ” of the 3rd February, 1891 :

Foreign Office, January 31, 1891, "The Spanish Ambassador at this Court has given notice, on behalf of his Goverument, to terminate the Commercial Convention of the 26th April, 1886, between Great Britain and Spain, which will accordingly expire on the 30th June, 1892."

SWISS NOTIFICATION of the Accession of New Zeuland

and Queensland to the Indusirial Property Convention of March 20, 1883.* --Berne, September 7, 1891.

ller Majesty's Minister at Berne to the President of the Swiss

Confederation.

M. LE PRÉSIDENT,

Berne, September 7, 1891. In accordance with instructions which I have received from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I have the honour to inform your Excellency that the Colonies of New Zealand and Queensland have expressed their desire to be included in the stipulations of the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of the 20th March, 1883.

In notifying to your Excellency the accession of these Colonies, I have the honour to request that I may be informed when the necessary formalities have been completed.

I have, &c., M, Welti.

C. S. SCOIT.

* Vol. LXXIV, page 41.

BRITISH LETTERS PATENT, for the Annexation of the

Great Basses Rock and the Little Basses Rock to the Island of Ceylon.-Westminster, June 30, 1891.*

VICTORIA, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India : To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting :

WHEREAS the rocks known as the Great Basses Rock and the Little Basses Rock, situated in the Indiau Ocean near the coasts of our Island of Ceylon, are part of our dominions, and it is expedient that the said rocks should be annexed to and be dependencies of our said island:

Now we do hereby declare that from and after the Proclamation of these our Letters Patent in our Island of Ceylon, the said Great Basses Rock and Little Basses Rock shall be annexed to and become dependencies of our said Island of Ceylon, and shall be subject to the laws from time to time in force in our said island.

2. And we do hereby further declare that from and after such Proclamation as aforesaid all such powers of government and legislation as are from time to time vested in our Governor and Commander-in-chief of our said island and its dependencies, or the person for the time being administering the Government thereof, and in the Legislative Council thereof, shall apply and extend to the said Great Basses Rock and Little Basses Rock as fully as if they had at all times been dependencies of our said island.

3. We do hereby reserve to us, our heirs and successors, full power and authority from time to time to revoke, alter, or amend these our Letters Patent as to us or them shall seem meet.

4. And we do further direct and enjoin that these our Letters Patent shall be read and proclaimed at such places within our said Island of Ceylon as our said Governor and Commander-in-chief shail think fit.

Io witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 30th day of June, in the 55th year of our reign. By warrant under the Queen's Sign-Manual.

MUIR MACKENZIE.

Notified in the "London Gazette" of July 7, 1891.

ACT of Congress of the United States, in amendment to the

various Acts relative to Immigration and the Importation

of Aliens under Contract or Agreement to perform Labour. [Chap. 551.]

[March 3, 1891.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled that the following classes of aliens shall be excluded from admission into the United States, in accordance with the existing Acts regulating immigration, other than those concerning Chinese labourers: All idiots, insane persons, paupers or persons likely to become a public charge, persons suffering from a loathsome or a dangerous contagious disease, persons who have been convicted of a felony or other infamous crime or misdemeanour involving moral turpitude, poly. gamists, and also any person whose ticket or passage is paid for with the money of another, or who is assisted by others to come, unless it is affirmatively and satisfactorily shown on special inquiry that such person does not belong to one of the foregoing excluded classes, or to the class of contract labourers excluded by the Act of the 26th February,' 1885 ;* but this section shall not be held to exclude persons living in the United States from sending for a relative or friend who is not of the excluded classes under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe : Provided, that nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to or exclude persons convicted of a political offence, notwithstanding said political offence may be designated as a "felony, crime, infamous crime, or misdemeanour, involving moral turpitude" by the laws of the land whence he came or by the Court convicting.

$ 2. That po suit or proceeding for violations of said Act of the 26th February, 1885, prohibiting the importation and migration of foreigners under contract or agreement to perform labour, shall be settled, compromised, or discontinued without the consent of the Court entered of record with reasons therefor.

$ 3. That it shall be deemed a violation of said Act of the 26th February, 1885, to assist or encourage the importation or migration of any alien by promise of employment through advertisements printed and published in any foreign country; and any alien coming to this country in consequence of such an advertisement shall be treated as coming under a contract as contemplated by such Act; and the penalties by said Act imposed shall be applicable in such a case: Provided this section shall not apply to States and Immigration Bureaus of States advertising the inducements they offer for immigration to such States.

* Vol. LXXVII, page 127.

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