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before the expiration of the said period of ten years, of the intention to terminate the present Convention, it shall remain in force until the expiration of one year from the day on which either of the High Contracting Parties shall have given such notice.
The l'nited States or Her Britannic Majesty shall also have the right separately to terminate the present Convention at any time on giving twelve months' notice to that effect in regard to any British Colony, foreign possession, or dependency, as specified in Article IV, which may have acceded thereto.
The present Convention shall be duly ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the approval of the Senate thereof, and by Her Britannic Majesty, and the ratifications shall be exchanged in London or in Washington.
In faith whereof, we the respective Plenipotentiaries, have signed this Treaty and have hereunto affixed our seals.
Done in duplicate at Washington, the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.
SEAL. JULIAN PAUNCEFOTE (SEAL.
SUPPLEMENTARY CONVENTION AS TO TENURE AND DISPOSITION OF
REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY.
Concluded January 13, 1902; ratification advised by Senate February
17, 1902; ratified by the President March 7, 1902; ratifications erchanged April 2, 1902; proclaimed April 2, 1902. (U. S. Stats., vol. 32, p. 1914.)
The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, finding it expedient to prolong for a period of twelve months the time fixed by Article IV of the Convention relative to the disposal of real and personal property, signed at Washington on the 2nd day of March, 1899, for the notitication of their accession to that Convention by His Britannic Majesty's Colonies or Foreign Possessions, bave agreed to conclude an additional Convention for that purpose, and have named as their plenipotentiaries:
The President of the United States of America, the Honorable John Hay, Secretary of State of the United States of America; and His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, The Right Honorable Lord Pauncefote, of Preston, G. C. B., G. C. M. G., His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States; who, having communicated to each other their Full Powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon the following sole Article:
It is agreed that the time fixed in Article IV of the said Convention, within which the accessions thereto of His Britannic Majesty's Colonies or Foreign Possessions shall be notified, shall be prolonged for a period of twelve months from July 28th 1901.
In faith whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed this Convention and hereunto affixed their seals.
Done in duplicate at Washington, the 13th day of January, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and two.
John HAY [SEAL.]
(NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.] The following British colonies and possessions have acceded to the Convention between the United States and Great Britain of March 2, 1899, relating to the tenure and disposition of real and personal property: Cape, Falkland Islands,
British New Guinea,
India, including the Native
Orange River Colony,
Basutoland and Bechuana-
MODUS VIVENDI WITH GREAT BRITAIN, FIXING A PROVISIONAL BOUND
ARY LINE BETWEEN THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA AND THE DOMINION OF CANADA ABOUT THE HEAD OF LYNN CANAL.
Concluded October 20, 1899. It is hereby agreed between the Governments of the United States and of Great Britain that the bourdary line between Canada and the territory of Alaska in the region about the head of Lynn Canal shall be provisionally fixed as follows without prejudice to the claims of either party in the permanent adjustment of the international boundary: In the region of the Dalton Trail
, a line beginning at the peak West of Porcupine Creek, marked on the map No. 10 of the United States Commission, December 31, 1895, and on Sheet No. 18 of the British Commission, December 31, 1895, with the number 6500; thence running to the Klebini (or Klaheela) River in the direction of the Peak north of that river, marked 5020 on the aforesaid United States map and 5025 on the aforesaid British map; thence following the high or right bank of the said Klehini river to the junction thereof with the Chilkat River, a mile and a half, more or less, north of Klukwan,-provided that persons proceeding to or from Porcupine Creek shall be freely
permitted to follow the trail between the said creek and the said junction of the rivers, into and across the territory on the Canadian side of the temporary line wherever the trail crosses to such side, and, subject to such reasonable regulations for the protection of the Revenue as the Canadian Government may prescribe, to carry with them over such part or parts of the trail between the said points as may lie on the Canadian side of the temporary line, such goods and articles as they desire, without being required to pay any customs duties on such goods and articles; and from said junction to the summit of the peak East of the Chilkat river, marked on the aforesaid map No. 10 of the United States Commission with the number 5410 and on the
No. 17 of the aforesaid British Commission with the number 5490.
On the Dyea and Skagway Trails, the summits of the Chilcoot and White Passes.
It is understood, as formerly set forth in communications of the Department of State of the United States, that the citizens or subjects of either Power, found by this arrangement within the temporary jurisdiction of the other, shall suffer no diminution of the rights and privileges which they now enjoy.
The Government of the United States will at once appoint an officer or officers in conjunction with an officer or officers to be named by the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, to mark the temporary line agreed upon by the erection of posts, stakes, or other appropriate temporary marks.
SUPPLEMENTARY EXTRADITION TREATY. Concluded December 13, 1900; ratification advised by Senate March 8,
1901; ratified by President March 28, 1901; ratifications erchanged April 22, 1901; proclaimed April 22, 1901. (U. S. Stats., vol. 32, p. 1864.)
1. Extraditable crimes.
The President of the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, being desirous of enlarging the List of Crimes on account of which Extradition may be granted under the Convention concluded between the United States and Her Britannic Majesty on the 12th of July 1889, with a view to the better administration of justice and the prevention of crime in their respective territories and jurisdictions, have resolved to conclude a Supplementary Convention for this purpose and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:
The President of the United States, the Honorable John Hay, Secretary of State of the United States, and
Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, His Excellency the Right Honorable Lord Pauncefote, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States;
Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following Articles:
The following crimes are added to the list of crimes numbered 1 to 10 in the first Article of the said Convention of July 12, 1889, on account of which extradition may be granted, that is to say:
11. Obtaining money, valuable securities or other property by false pretenses.
12. Wilful and unlawful destruction or obstruction of railroads which endangers human life. 13. Procuring abortion.
The present Convention shall be considered as an integral part of the said Extradition Convention of July 12, 1889, and the first Article of the last mentioned Convention shall be read as if the list of crimes therein contained had originally comprised the additional crimes specified and numbered 11 to 13 in the first Article of the present Convention.
The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be exchanged either at Washington or London as soon as possible.
It shall come into force ten days after its publication in conformity with the Laws of the High Contracting Parties and it shall continue and terminate in the same manner as the said Convention of July 12, 1889.
In testimony whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate and have thereunto affixed their seals. Done at Washington this 13th day of December, 1900.
JOHN HAY [SEAL.]
TREATY TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SHIP CANAL.
Concluded November 18, 1901; ratification advised by Senate December
16, 1901; ratified by President December 26, 1901; ratifications erchanged February 21, 1902; procluimed February 22, 1902. (U. S. Stat., vol. 32, p. 1903.)
I. Convention of April 19, 1850.
IV. Change of sovereignty.
The United States of America and His Majesty Edward the Seventh, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, and Emperor of India, being desirous to facilitate the construction of a ship canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, by whatever route may be considered expedient, and to that end to remove any objection which may arise out of the
Convention of the 19th April, 1850, commonly called the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, to the construction of such canal under the auspices of the Government of the United States, without impairing the “general principle” of neutralization established in Article VIII of that Convention, have for that purpose appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:
The President of the United States, John Hay, Seecretary of State of the United States of America;
And His Majesty Edward the Seventh, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, and Emperor of India, the Right Honourable Lord Pauncefote, G. C. B., G. C. M. G., His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States;
Who, having communicated to each other their full powers which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon the following Articles:
The High Contracting Parties agree that the present Treaty shall supersede the afore-mentioned Convention of the 19th April, 1850.
It is agreed that the canal may be constructed under the auspices of the Government of the United States, either directly at its own cost, or by gift or loan of money to individuals or Corportions, or through subscription to or purchase of stock or shares, and that, subject to the provisions of the present Treaty, the said Government shall have and enjoy all the rights incident to such construction, as well as the exclusive right of providing for the regulation and management of the canal.
The United States adopts, as the basis of the neutralization of such ship canal, the following Rules, substantially as embodied in the Convention of Constantinople, signed the 28th October, 1888, for the free navigation of the Suez Canal, that is to say:
1. The canal shall be free and open to the vessels of commerce and of war of all nations observing these Rules, on terms of entire equality, so that there shall be no discrimination against any such nation, or its citizens or subjects, in respect of the conditions or charges of traffic, or otherwise. Such conditions and charges of traffic shall be just and equitable.
2. The canal shall never be blockaded, nor shall any right of war be exercised nor any act of hostility be committed within it. The United States, however, shall be at liberty to maintain such military police along the canal as may be necessary to protect it against lawlessness and disorder.
3. Vessels of war of a belligerent shall not revictual nor take any stores in the canal except so far as may be strictly necessary; and the transit of such vessels through the canal shall be effected with the least possible delay in accordance with the Regulations in force, and with only such intermission as may result from the necessities of the service.
Prizes shall be in all respects subject to the same Rules as vessels of war of the belligerents.