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TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS.

Convention between the United States and Certain Powers for the pacific settlement of international disputes. Signed at The Hague July 29, 1839; ratification advised % the Senate February 5, 1900; ratified by the President of the United States April 7, 1900; ratification deposited with the Netherlands Government September 4, 1900; proclaimed Movember 1, 1901.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas a Convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes was concluded and signed on July 29, 1899, by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, China, Denmark, Spain, the United Mexican States, France, Great Britain and Ireland, Greece, Italy, J". Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Roumania, Russia, Servia, Siam, Sweden and Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Bulgaria, the original of which Convention. in the French language, is word for word as follows:

CONVENTION POUR LE REGLEMENT

PACIFIOUE DES CONFLITS INTERNATIONAUx.

Sa Majesté l'Empereur d'Allemagne, Roide Prusse; SalMajesté l'Empereur d’Autriche, Roi de Bohème etc. et Roi Apostoli ue de Hongrie;Sa Majesté le Roides Belges; Sa Majesté l'Empereur de §. Sa Majesté le Roi de Danemark; Sa Majesté le Roi d'Espagneeten Son Nom Sa Majesté la Reine-Régente du Royaume; le Président des EtatsUnis d’Amérique; le Président des Etats-Unis Mexicains; le Président dela République Française; Sa Majesté la Reine du Royaume-Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, Impératrice des Indes; Sa Majesté le Roi des Hellènes; Sa Majesté le Roi d’Italie; Sa Majesté l'Empereur du Japon; Son. Altesse Royale le Grand-Duc de Luxembourg,

[Translation.]

His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia; His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc. and Apostolic King of Hungary; His Majesty the King of the Belgians; His Majesty the Emperor of China; His Majesty the King of Denmark: His Majesty the #. of Spain and in His Name Her Majesty the Queen Regent of the Kingdom; the President of the United States of America: the President of the Únited Mexican States; the President of the French Republic; Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India; His Majesty the King of the Hellenes; His Majesty the King of Italy; His Majesty the Emperor

July 29, 1899.

Preamble.

Contracting parties.

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of Japan; His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxemburg, Duke of Nassau; His Highness the Prince of Montenegro; Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands; His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia; His Majesty the King of Portugal and of the Algarves etc.; His Majesty the † Roumania; His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias; His Majesty the King of Servia His Majesty the King of Siam; His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway; the Swiss Federal Council; His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans and His Royal Highness the Prince of Bulgaria Animated by a strong desire to # for the maintenance of the genera e; §to second by their best efforts the friendly settlement of international disputes; Recognizing the solidarity which unites the members of the society of civilized nations; Desirous of extending the empire of law, and of strengthenin the appreciation of internation justice; Convinced that the permanent institution of a Court of Arbitration, accessible to all, in the midst of the independent Powers, will contribute effectively to this result: jsaving regard to the advantages attending the general and regular organization of arbitral procedure; Sharing the opinion of the au, ust Initiator of the International eace Conference that it is expedient to record in an international Agreement the principles of equity and right on which are based the security of States and the welfare of peoples; ing desirous of concluding a Convention to this effect, have appointed as their plenipotentiaries, to-wit: HIs MAJESTY THE EMPERoR oF GERMANY, KING oF PRUssIA: His Excellency CoUNT DE MÜNSTER, Prince of Derneburg, His Ambassador at Paris.

SA MAJESTÉ L’EMPEREUR D’AUTRICHE, Roi DE BohfME ETC., ET Roi ApostoliquE DE HONGRIE:

Son Excellence le COMTE R. DE WELSERSHEIMB, Son Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire.

M. ALEXANDRE OKolicsANYI D'OkolicsNA, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye.

SA MAJESTÉ LE ROI DES BELGEs: Son Excellence M. AUGUSTE BEERNAERT, Son Ministre d’Etat, Président de la Chambre des Représentants. M. le COMTE DE GRELLE RogiFR, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye. M. le CHEvaLIER DESCAMPs, Sénateur. SA MAJESTÉ L’EMPEREUR DE CHINE: M. YANG Yt, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à St. Pétersbourg. SA MAJESTÉ LE Ro1 DE DANEMARK: Son Chambellan FR.E.DE BILLE, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à Londres.

SA MAJESTÉ LE ROI D'Espagne ET EN SON NoM, SA MAJESTÉ LA REINE-RÉGENTE DU Roy AUME: Son Excellence le DUC DE TETUAN, Ancien Ministre des Affaires Etrangères. M. W. RAMIREz DE VILLAURRUTIA, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à Bruxelles. M. ARTHUR DE BAGUER, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye.

LE PRésident DEs États-UNIs D’AMéRIQUE: Son Excellence M. ANDREw D. White, Ambassadeur des États. Unis a Berlin. M. SETH Low, Président de l’Université “Columbia” a NewYork. M. STANFORD NEwBL, Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre pléni

His MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA, KING OF BOHEMIA ETC., AND APOSTOLICKING OF HUNGARY: His Excellency Count R. DE WELSERSHEIMB, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotenti

arw. Mr. ALEXANDER OKOLICSANYI D'OkolicsNA, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten. tio at The Hague. Is MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANs: His Excellency MR. AUGUSTE BEERNAERT. His Minister of State, President of the Chamber of Representatives. Count DE GRELLE ROGIER, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague. The CHEvALIER DESCAMPs, Senator.

His MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF CHINA: MR. YANG YU, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo. tentiary at St. Petersburg. His MAJESTY THE KING OF DENMARK: His Chamberlain FR. E. DE BILLE, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at London. HIS MAJESTY THE KING OFSPAIN AND IN HIs NAME, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN REGENT of THE KINGDOM: His Excellency the DUKE of TETUAN. formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs. MR. W. RAMIREz DE VILLA URRUTIA, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Brussels. MR. ARTHUR DE BAGUER, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: His Excellency MR. ANDREw D. WHITE, Ambassador of the United States at Berlin. MR. SETH Low, President of Columbia University, New York.

MR. STANFORD NEWEL, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister PleniM. ALFREDT. MAHAN, Capitaine de Vaisseau. M. WILLIAM CRozIER, Capitaine d'Artillerie. LE PRÉsIDENT DEs ÉTATs-UNIs MEXICAINs: M. DE MIER, Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à Paris. M. ZENIL, Ministre-Résident à Bruxelles. LE PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE: M. LÉON BoURGEoIs, Ancien Président du Conseil, Ancien Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Membre de la Chambre des Députés. M. GEoRGEs BIHoURD, Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye M. le BARON D'EsToURNELLES DE CoNSTANT, Ministre plénipotentiaire, Membre de la Chambre des Députés. SA MAJESTÉ LA REINE DU RoYAUME UNI DE LA GRANDE BRETAGNE ET D'IRLANDE, IMPÉRATRICE DEs INDEs: Son Excellence le Très Honorable BARON PAUNCEFOTE DE PRESToN, Membre du Conseil Privé de Sa Majesté, Son Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire à Washington. SIR HENRY HowARD, Son En† extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye. SA MAJESTÉ LE RoI DES HELLÈNES: M. N. DELYANNI, Ancien Président du Conseil, Ancien Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à Paris.

SA MAJESTÉ LE RoI D'ITALIE: Son Excellence le CoMTE NIGRA, Son Ambassadeur à Vienne, Sénateur du Royaume. M. le CoMTE A. ZANNINI, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye. M. le COMMANDEUR GUIDo PoMPILJ, Député au Parlement Italien. SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR DU JAPON: M. I. MoToNo, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à Bruxelles.

CAPTAIN ALFRED T. MAHAN. CAPTAIN WILLIAM CRozIER.

THE PRESIDENT oF THE UNITED MExICAN STATEs: MR. DE MIER, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiarv at Paris. R. ZENIL, Minister Resident at Brussels. THE PRESIDENT oF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC: Mr. LÉoN BoURGEoIs, formerly President of the Council, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Chamber of Deputies. MR. GEoRGEs BIHoURD, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague. The BARON D'EsToURNELLES DE CoNSTANT, Minister Plenipotentiary, Member of the Chamber of Deputies. ER MAJESTY THE QUEEN oF THE UNITED KINGDOM oF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, EMPRESs oF INDIA: His Excellency the Right Honorable BARON PAUNCEFOTE OF PREsToN, Member of Her Majesty's Privy Council, Her Ambassaor Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington. SIR HENRY HowARD, Her Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague. HIs MAJESTY THE KING oF THE HELLENEs: MR. N. DELYANNI, formerly President of the Council, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs, is Envoy Extraordinary and Minister § at Paris. HIs MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY: His Excellency CoUNT NIGRA, His Ambassador at Vienna, Senator of the Kingdom. CoUNT A. ZANNINI, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague. COMMANDER GUIDo PoMPILJ, Deputy in the Italian Parliament. † MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN: MR. I. MoToNo, His Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Brussels.

SoN ALTEssE RoYALE LE GRAND DUC DE LUXEMBoURG, DUC DE NAssAU: Son Excellençe M. EYsCHEN, Son Ministre d'Etat, Président du Gouvernement Grand-Ducal. SoN ALTEssE LE PRINCE DE MoNTÉNÉGRo: Son Excellence M. le CoNsEILLER PRIvÉ ACTUEL DE STAAL, Ambassadeur de Russie à Londres. SA MAJESTÉ LA REINE DEs PAYs

AS : M. le JoNKHEER A. P. C. VAN KARNEBEEK, Ancien Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Membre de la Seconde Chambre des Etats-GénéI'8lU1X. M. le GÉNÉRAL J. C. C. DEN BEER PooRTUGAEL, Ancien Ministre de la Guerre, Membre du Conseil d'Etat. M. T. M. C. AssER, Membre du Conseil d'État. M. E. N. RAHUSEN, Membre de la Première Chambre des EtatsGénéraux.

SA MAJESTÉ IMPÉRIALE LE SCHAH DE PERSE:

Son Aide de Camp GÉNÉRAL MIRzA RIZA KHAN, Afra-ud-Dovleh, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à St. Pétersbourg et à Stockholm.

SA MAJESTÉ LE RoI DE PoRTUGAL ET DES ALGARVES, ETC. : M. le CoMTE DE MACEDo, Pair du Royaume, Ancien Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire á Madrid. M. D'ORNELLAs ET VAscoNCELLos, Pair du Royaume, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à St. Pétersbourg. M. le CoMTE DE SELIR, Son Envové extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à la Haye.

SA MAJESTÉ LE RoI DE RoUMANIE :

M. ALExANDRE BELDIMAN, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre plénipotentiaire à Berlin.

M. JEAN N. PAPINIU, Son Envoyé extraordinaire et Ministre

HIs RoYAL HIGHNEss THE GRAND DUKE oF LUXEMBURG, DUKE oF NAssUA. His Excellency Mr. EYsCHEN, His minister of State, President of the Grand Ducal Government. HIS HIGHNESS THE PRINCE oF MoNTENEGRo: His Excellency the present PRIVY CoUNCILLoR DE STAAL, Ambassador of Russia at London. HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN oF THE NETHERLANDs: JoNKHEER A. P. C. vAN KARNEBEEK, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Second Chamber of the StatesGeneral. GENERAL J. C. C. DEN BEER PooRTUGAEL, formerly Minister of War, Member of the Council of State. Mr. T. M. C. AssER, Member of the Council of State. Mr. E. N. RAHUsEN, Member of the First Chamber of the StatesGeneral.

HIs IMPERIAL MAJESTY THE SHAH oF PERSIA: His Aid-de-Camp GENERAL MIRzA RIZA KHAN, Arfa-ud-Dovleh, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at St. Petersburg and at Stockholm. HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF PoRTUGAL AND oF THE ALGARVEs, ETC. : CoUNT DE MACEDo, Peer of the Kingdom, formerly Minister of the Navy and of the Colonies, His † Éxtraordinary and Minister P enipotentiary at Madrid. Mr. D'ORNELLAs ET VAscONCELLos, Peer of the Kingdom, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at St. Petersburg. CoUNT DE SELIR, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague.

HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF RoUMANIA :

MR. ALEXANDER BELDIMAN, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Berlin.

Mr. JEAN N. PAPINIU, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister

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