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(Signed.) J. N. LÉGER. For Honduras
) F. DAVILA For Paraguay
( ) CECILIO BAEZ. For Peru
MANUEL ALVAREZ CALDERON.
ALBERTO ELMORE. For Uruguay
( ) JUAN CUESTAS. Es copia del original que ha sido depositado en el Ministero de Relaciones Exteriores de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
México, Marzo 15 de 1902.
TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CERTAIN POWERS FOR THE
ARBITRATION OF PECUNIARY CLAIMS.
Concluded January 30, 1902; ratification advised by the Senate Jan
uary 11, 1905; ratified by the President January 28, 1905; procldimed March 24, 1905.
I. Claims to be submitted.
III. On what countries treaty obligatory.
Treaty of Arbitration for Pecuniary Claims. Their Excellencies the Presidents of the Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chili, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United States of America, Guatemala, Hayti, Honduras, the United Mexican States, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay,
a Proclamation of President of 24th March, 1905, declares that Guatemala, Salvador, Peru, and Honduras ratified this convention.
Signed by Mexico June 30, 1902. Since the proclamation of this convention by the President on March 24, 1905, the convention has been ratified by Mexico, Colombia, and Costa Rica.
Desiring that their respective countries should be represented at the Second International American Conference, sent thereto duly authorized to approve the recommendations, resolutions, conventions and treaties that they might deem convenient for the interests of America, the following Delegates :
For the Argentine Republic.—Their Excellencies Antonio Bermejo, Martín García Mérou, Lorenzo Anadon.
For Bolivia.--His Excellency Fernando E. Guachalla.
For Colombia.-Their Excellencies Carlos Martinez Silva, General Rafael Reyes.
For Costa Rica.—His Excellency Joaquin Bernardo Calvo.
For Chili.—Their Excellencies Alberto Blest Gana, Emilio Bello Codecido, Joaquin Walker Martinez, Augusto Matte.
For the Dominican Republic.—Their Excellencies Federico Henriquez y Carvajal, Luis Felipe Carbo, Quintin Gutierrez.
For Ecuador.-His Excellency Luis Felipe Carbo.
For El Salvador.—Their Excellencies Francisco A. Reyes, Baltasar Estupinián.
For the United States of America.--Their Excellencies Henry G. Davis, William I. Buchanan, Charles M. Pepper, Volney W. Foster, John Barrett.
For Guatemala.—Their Excellencies Antonio Lazo Arriaga, Colonel Francisco Orla.
For Hayti.-His Excellency J. N. Léger.
For Mexico.-Their Excellencies Genaro Raigosa, Joaquín D. Casasús, José López Portillo y Rojas, Emilio Pardo, jr., Pablo Macedo, Alfredo Chavero, Francisco L. de la Barra, Manuel Sánchez Mármol, Rosendo Pineda.
For Nicaragua.-His Excellency Luis F. Corea, His Excellency Fausto Davila.
For Paraguay.-His Excellency Cecilio Baez.
For Peru.—Their Excellencies Isaac Alzamora, Alberto Elmore, Manuel Alvarez Calderón.
For Uruguay.-His Excellency Juan Cuestas;
Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers and found them to be in due and proper form, excepting those presented by the representatives of Their Excellencies the Presidents of the United States of America, Nicaragua and Paraguay, who act " ad referendum," have agreed, to celebrate a Treaty to submit to the decision of arbitrators Pecuniary Claims for damages that have not been settled by diplomatic channel, in the following terms:
ART. 1. The High Contracting Parties agree to submit to arbitration all claims for pecuniary loss or damage which may be presented by their respective citizens, and which cannot be amicably adjusted through diplomatic channels and when said claims are of sufficient importance to warrant the expenses of arbitration.
ART. 2. By virtue of the faculty recognized by Article 26 of the Convention of The Hague for the pacific settlement of international disputes, the High Contracting Parties agree to submit to the decision
of the permanent Court of Arbitration established by said Convention, all controversies which are the subject matter of the present Treaty, unless both Parties should prefer that a special jurisdiction be organized, according to Article 21 of the Convention referred to.
If a case is submitted to the Permanent Court of The Hague, the High Contracting Parties accept the provisions of the said Convention, in so far as they relate to the organization of the Arbitral Tribunal, and with regard to the procedure to be followed, and to the obligation to comply
with the sentence. ART. 3. The present Treaty shall not be obligatory, except upon those States which have subscribed to the Convention for the pacific settlement of international disptues, signed at The Hague, July 29, 1899, and upon those which ratify the Protocol unanimously adopted by the Republics represented in the Second International Conference of American States, for their adherence to the Conventions signed at The Hague, July 29, 1899.
ART. 4. If, for any cause whatever, the Permanent Court of The Hague should not be opened to one or more of the High Contracting Parties, they obligate themselves to stipulate, in a special Treaty, the rules under which the Tribunal shall be established, as well as its form of procedure, which shall take cognizance of the questions referred to in article 1. of the present Treaty.
ART. 5. This Treaty shall be binding on the States ratifying it, from the date on which five signatory governments have ratified the same, and shall be in force for five years. The ratification of this Treaty by the signatory States shall be transmitted to the Government of the United States, of Mexico, which shall notify the other Governments of the ratifications it may receive.
In testimony whereof the Plenipotentiaries and Delegates also sign the present Treaty, and affix the seal of the Second International American Conference.
Made in the City of Mexico the thirtieth day of January nineteen hundred and two, in three copies, written in Spanish, English and French, respectively, which shall be deposited with the Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Mexican United States, so that certified copies thereof be made, in order to send them through the diplomatic channel to the signatory States. For the Argentine Republic,
LORENZO ANADON. For Bolivia,
FERNANDO E. GUACHALLA. For Colombia,
RAFAEL REYES. For Costa Rica,
J. B. Calvo.
EMILIO BELLO C.
FED. HENRIQUEZ I CARVAJAL,
L. F. CARBO. For El Salvador,
FRANCISCO A. REYES.
W. I. BUCHANAN.
VOLNEY W. FOSTER.
FRANCISCO ORLA, For Hayti,
J. N. LÉGER. For Honduras,
F. DÁVILA, For Paraguay,
CECILIO Baez. For Peru,
MANUEL ALVAREZ CALDERON.
ALBERTO ELMORE. For Uruguay,
JUAN CUESTAS. Es copia del original que ha sido depositado en la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
México, Marzo 15 de 1902.
El Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores. [SEAL]
INTERNATIONAL SANITARY CONVENTION. Concluded December 3, 1903; ratification advised by the Senate
March 1, 1905; ratified by the President August 3, 1905; ratifications deposited April 6, 1907; proclaimed May 18, 1907.
(The original convention is in the French language. The following translation is taken from the President's proclamation.)
TITLE I.-GENERAL PROVISIONS.
CHAPTER 1.-Rules to be observed by the countries signing the convention as
soon as plague or cholera appears in their territory.
SECTION 1.-Notification and subsequent communications to the other countries. 1. Notification.
4. Regular additional communications. 2. What to contain.
5. Prompt execution of foregoing. 3. Where to be sent.
6. Special arrangements. SECTION 11.-Conditions which warrant the consideration of a territorial area as being
contaminated or as having again become healthy. 7. Contaminated areas.
9. When area not contaminated. 8. Definition of areas. CHAPTER II.-Measures of defense by other countries against territories de
clared to be contaminated.
SECTION 1.---Publication of the prescribed measures. 10. Publication of measures.
SECTION II.-Merchandise-disinfection-importation and transit-baggage. 11. Merchandise capable of transmit- 15. Mode of disinfection. ting.
16. Letters, etc., disinfection. 12. When disinfection to be applied. 17. Detention of merchandise at fron13. Transit of merchandise.
tier. 14. Merchandise not subject to pro- 18. Certificate of disinfection, hibitory measures.
19. Baggage. SECTION III.-Measures in ports and at maritime frontiers. 20. Classification of vessels.
31. Vessels not submitting to regula21. Ships infected with plague.
tions of this convention. 22. Vessels suspected of plague.
32. Vessels hailing from contraband 23. Vessels uninfected with plague.
port. 24. Certificate.
33. Certificate to passenger. 26. Vessels infected with cholera. 34. Coasting vessels. 27. Vessels suspected of cholera.
35. Port to receive infected vessels. 28. Vessels uninfected with cholera. 36. Regulations, equipment in large 29. Presence of physicians.
maritime ports. 30. Crowded vessels.
a Proclamation of President recites that this convention was ratified by the governments aforesaid (signatories) with the exception of Spain, Greece, Portugal, Servia, and Egypt; and that the ratification of the United States was deposited with the following declaration : " That there is occasion to substitute in the United States . observation' for 'surveillance' in the cases contemplated in Article 21 and following articles, by reason of the special legislation of the several States of the Union."
Since the proclamation of this convention by the President, on May 18, 1907, the convention has been ratified by Spain and adhered to by Sweden, Gambia, Leeward Islands, South Nigeria, Jamaica, Falkland Islands, Orange River Colony, India, Mexico, and Australia.
The convention has been denounced by the Netherlands with respect to the Dutch West Indies.