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For Victoria,

GRAHAM BERRY. For Greece,

P. MULLE.
For Guatemala,

ALEXIS CAPOUILLET.
For the Republic of Hayti,

G. DE DEKEN.
For Italy and her Colonies,

J. DE RENZIS.
For Mexico,

Edm. VAN DEN WYNGAERT. For Nicaragua,

J. F. MEDINA. For Paraguay,

HENRI OOSTENDORP.

For the Netherlands and their

Colonies,
H. TESTA,

L. E. UYTTENHOOVEN.
For Peru,

JOAQUIN LEMOINE.
For Siam,

FREDERICK VERNEY.
For Switzerland,

E. PACCAUD.
For Turkey,

Er. CARATHÉODORY.
For Uruguay,

Fco. SUSVIELA GUARCH,
For Venezuela,

LUIS LOPEZ MENDEZ.

FINAL DECLARATIONS.

The undersigned delegates, having met this day for the purpose of signing the Convention and regulations providing for the formation of an International Union for the publication of customs tariffs, have exchanged the following declarations:

1. As regards the classification of the countries of the Union according to the quotas payable by them for the support of the International Bureau (arts. 9, 10, and 11 of the Convention):

The delegates declare that, so long as the Convention shall remain in force, the adhering countries shall be classified as follows, and that the quotas payable by them shall be in proportion to the number of units stated below.

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England and her Colonies not specially hereafter mentioned.
Belgium ----
France and her Colonies--
Netherlands and their Colonies.
Russia
United States of America---

55
55
33

SECOND CLASS.

Austria-Hungary -
British India
Italy and her Colonies.
Spain and her Colonies.

24 40 40 40

THIRD CLASS.

Argentine Republic
Brazil
Canada
Denmark and her Colonies.
New South Wales.--
Portugal and her Colonies.
Switzerland
Turkey -
Victoria -

15 25 15 25 15

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As to the amounts of the quotas that have appeared in the table of apportionment, they are reproduced below by way of information, as the contribution of each State can not be determined with absolute precision until all the adhesions shall have become definitive. It is nevertheless, understood that these figures shall in no case be increased while this convention remains in force.

Amount
payable.

Number
of sub-
scrip-
tions.

FIRST CLASS

England and her Colonies not specially hereinafter mentioned.
Belgium
France and her Colonies.
Netherlands and their Colonies..
Russia
United States of America..

6833
6833
6833
4100
4100
6833

456
456
456
274
274
456

SECOND CLASS.

Austria-Hungary
British India..
Italy and her Colonies.
Spain and her Colonies

2982
4970
4970
4970

199 332 832 832

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2. As regards the payment of the quotas of the contracting parties :

The delegates declare that it shall take place at Brussels during the first quarter of each fiscal year in coin that is a legal tender in Belgium.

3. As regards the date at which the Convention is to go into operation, which has been fixed at April 1st, 1891:

The delegates declare that it shall, if possible, be preceded by a notification of definite adhesion on the part of the Governments interested; that this formality is, nevertheless, not indispensable, and that the countries by whose representatives this Convention has been signed shall be kept on the list of adherents unless they shall, on or before April 1st, 1891, have formally expressed the intention of withdrawing

In testimony whereof, the delegates have affixed their signatures to these final declarations.

Done at Brussels, July the 5th, one thousand eight hundred and ninety. For the Argentine Republic, For the United States of America,

CARLOS CALVO Y CAPDEVILA. EDWIN H. TERRELL —ad referFor Austria-Hungary,

endum. EPERJESY.

For France and her Colonies, For Belgium,

A BOURÉE. LAMBERMONT,

For Great Britain and sundry LEON BIEBUYCK,

British Colonies, KEBERS.

MARTIN GOSSELIN, For Bolivia,

A. E. BATEMAN. JOAQUIN Caso.

For British India, For Chili,

MARTIN GOSSELIN, N. PEÑA VICUÑA.

A. E. BATEMAN. For the Independent State of the For the Dominion of Canada, Congo,

CHARLES TUPPER.
EDM. VAN EETVELDE.

For West Australia,'
For the Republic of Costa Rica,
MANUEL M. DE PERALTA.

For the Cape of Good Hope,
For Denmark and her Colonies, MARTIN GOSSELIN,
SCHACK DE BROCKDORFF.

A. E. BATEMAN.
For Spain and her Colonies, For Paraguay,
J. G. DE AGÜERA.

HENRI OOSTENDORP.
For Natal,

For the Netherlands and their MARTIN GOSSELIN,

Colonies, A. E. BATEMAN.

H. TESTA, For New South Wales,

L. E. UYTTENHOOVEN. SAUL SAMUEL.

For Peru, For New Zealand,

JOAQUIN LEMOINE. FRANCIS DILLON BELL.

For Portugal and her Colonies, For Queensland,

HENRIQUE DE MACEDO PEREIRA

CONTINHO, For Tasmania,

AUGUSTO CESAR FERREIRA DE MARTIN GOSSELIN,

MESQUITA. A. E. BATEMAN.

For Roumania, For Newfoundland,

J. VACARESCO. MARTIN GOSSELIN,

For Russia, A.E. BATEMAN.

G. KAMENSKY. For Victoria,

For Salvador, GRAHAM BERRY.

EMILE ELOY. For Greece,

For Siam, P. MULLE.

FREDERICK VERNEY. For Guatemala,

For Switzerland, ALEXIS CAPOUILLET.

E. PACCAUD.
For the Republic of Haiti, For Turkey,
G. DE DEKEN.

Et. CARATHÉODORY.
For Italy and her Colonies, For Uruguay,
J. DE RENZIS.

Fco. SUSVIELA GUARCH.
For Mexico,

For Venezuela. EDM. VAN DEN WYNGAERT.

Luis LOPEZ MENDEZ. For Nicaragua,

J. F. MEDINA.

1901..

FINAL PROTOCOL ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE PLENIPOTENTIARIES OF

VARIOUS POWERS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SO-CALLED “BOXER” TROUBLES IN 1900.

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The plenipotentiaries of Germany, His Excellency M. A. Mumm von Schwarzenstein; of Austria-Hungary, His Excellency M. M. Czikann von Wahlborn; of Belgium, His Excellency M. Joostens; of Spain, M. B. J. de Cologan; of the United States, His Excellency M. W. W. Rockhill; of France. His Excellency M. Paul Beau; of Great Britain, His Excellency Sir Ernest Satow; of Italy, Marquis Salvago Raggi; of Japan, His Excellency M. Jutaro Komura ; of the Netherlands, His Excellency M. F. M. Knobel; of Russia, His Excellency M.M. de Giers; and of China, His Highness Yi-K’uang Prince Ching of the first rank, President of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and His Excellency Li Hung-chang, Earl of Su-i of the first rank, Tutor of the Heir Apparent, Grand Secretary of the Wen-hua Throne Hall, Minister of commerce, Superintendent of the northern trade, Governor-General of Chihli, have met for the purpose of de

that China has complied to the satisfaction of the Powers with the conditions laid down in the note of the 22d of December, 1900, and which were accepted in their entirety by His Majesty the Emperor of China in a decree dated the 27th of December.

ARTICLE I.

By an imperial edict of the 9th of June last (Annex No. 2), Tsai Feng, Prince of Ch’ün, was appointed Ambassador of His Majesty the Emperor of China, and directed in that capacity to convey to His Majesty the German Emperor the expression of the regrets of His Majesty the Emperor of China and of the Chinese Government for the assassination of His Excellency the late Baron von Ketteler, German minister.

Prince Ch'ün left Peking the 12th of last July to carry out the orders which had been given him.

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