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ETHIOPIA.

1903.

TREATY TO REGULATE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS.

Signed December 27, 1903; ratification advised by the Senate March

12, 1904; ratified by the President March 17, 1904; proclaimed September 30, 1904.

ARTICLES.

I. Freedom to travel and transact busi- IV. Use of means of transportation. ness.

V. Representatives of Governments. II. Security of persons and property: VI. Duration. III. Customs duties, imposts, jurisdic- VII. Ratification.

tion.

His Majesty Menelik II, King of Kings of Ethiopia, and the United States of America, having agreed to regulate the commercial relations between the two countries and develop them, and render them more and more advantageous to the two contracting Powers:

His Majesty Menelik II, King of Kings of Ethiopia, in the name of the Empire, and Robert P. Skinner, in the name of the United States of America, have agreed and stipulated that which follows:

ARTICLE I.

The citizens of the two Powers, like the citizens of other countries, shall be able freely to travel and to transact business throughout the extent of the territories of the two contracting Powers, while respecting the usages and submitting themselves to the tribunals of the countries in which they may be located.

ARTICLE II.

In order to facilitate commercial relations, the two Governments shall assure, throughout the extent of their respective territories, the security of those engaged in business therein, and of their property.

ARTICLE INI.

The two contracting Governments shall reciprocally grant to all citizens of the United States of America and to the citizens of Ethiopia, all the advantages which they shall accord to other Powers in respect to customs duties, imposts and jurisdiction

ARTICLE IV.

Throughout the extent of the Ethiopian Empire, the citizens of the United States of America shall have the use of the telegraphs, posts and all other means of transportation upon the same terms as the citizens of other Powers.

ARTICLE V. In order to perpetuate and strengthen the friendly relations which exists between Ethiopia and the United States of America, the two Governments agree to receive reciprocally, representatives acceptable to the two Governments. These representatives shall not however, be maintained at their posts, unless they are agreeable to the receiving Power, in such cases, they shall be replaced.

ARTICLE VI.

The duration of the present treaty shall be ten years. It is understood that at the expiration of these ten years the two Governments shall be able to modify all or any part of this treaty. The Government which shall request at that time the modification, shall make its proposal to the other Government one year before the expiration of

the treaty

ARTICLE VII.

The present treaty shall take effect if ratified by the Government of the United States, and if this ratification shall be notified to His Majesty Menelik II, King of Kings of Ethiopa, within the period of one vear.

His Majesty Menelik II King of Kings of Ethiopa, in the name of bis Empire; Robert P. Skinner in virtue of his full powers, in the name of the United States of America, have signed the present treaty, written in double text, Amharic and French, and in identical terms.

Done at Addis-A baba, this seventeenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six in the year of grace (corresponding to December twenty-seventh, 1903).

Seal of MENELIK II.]
(Signed) ROBERT P. SKINNER.

IN D E X.

Abduction-

Page.
extradition agreement for, with Argentine Republic

30
Bolivia ..

100
Brazil

118
Chile..

129
Denmark

243
Great Britain

350
Norway

595
Peru

631
Servia

699
Sweden..

765
Switzerland..

775
Abortion-
extradition agreement for, with Belgium.

83
Brazil

118
Denmark

243
Great Britain

380
Luxemburg

502
Netherlands

586
Russia...

672
Switzerland.

775
Accessories,
agreement for extradition for, with Argentine Republic.

30
Bolivia

100
Chile.

129
Colombia.

212
Denmark

243
Great Britain

350
Luxemburg

501
Netherlands

587
Norway

595
Peru

631
Russia.

672
Servia

700
Sweden...

765
Switzerland.

775
African slave trade-
agreement with Great Britain for suppressing, treaty of 1862

329
additional articles

335
general act for suppression of, 1890

861
resolution of Senate consenting to ratification

886
ratification deposited at Brussels

887
Africa, adhesion of United States to Brussels convention concerning importa-
tion of liquor into ...

888
Alabama claims, treaty for settlement of, with Great Britain, of 1871

343
Alaska, convention ceding, with Russia, of 1867 (see also Northwest coast of
America).

666
Alaskan boundary-
convention with Great Britain as to

386
decision of tribunal...

390
delimiting, with Great Britain, of 1892

368
extending term of commissions delimiting, of 1894.

370
modus vivendi fixing provisional boundary about head of Lynn Canal... 378

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Pege.
Algiers ...

21
treaty of peace, amity, and commercial intercourse, of 1795

21
of 1815

21
of 1816

21
Alliance treaty with France, of 1778

255
Amity. (See Peace and amity.)
Arbitration,
agreement as to, with Kongo...

for settling disagreements by, treaty with Mexico of 1848.
convention with Great Britain submitting to, jurisdiction as to fur seals
in Behring Sea, of 1892

352
award
convention concluded at The Hague as to.

907
Argentine Republic....
treaty for free navigation of Parana and Uruguay rivers, of 1853.

friendship, commerce, and navigation, of 1853.
extradition convention
Arson-
extradition agreement for, with Argentine Republic

Austria.
Baden
Bavaria.
Belgium
Bolivia

100
Brazil

118
Chile.

128
Colombia

212
Denmark

242
Ecuador

248
France

266
Great Britain

323
Guatemala.

409
Haiti.

424
Italy

447
Japan

472
Luxemburg

502
Mexico

544
Netherlands.

586
Norway..

5.95
Ottoman Empire

603
Peru

631
Prussia

619
Russia.

673
Servia

699
Sweden..

765
Switzerland.

775
Articles obtained by crimes, receiving-
extradition agreement for, with Belgium.

83
Denmark

243
Assassination-
extradition agreement for, with Argentine Republic..
Belgium

82
Bolivia

99
Chile...

128
Denmark

242
Ecuador

248
France

266
Guatemala.

408
Haiti.

424
Italy

447
Luxemburg

502
Mexico.

544
Norway

595
Ottoman Empire.

603
Peru

631
Servia.

699

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