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258 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrrcnn XII. Powersinres t Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents shall to v¤¤¤•¤l¤· pw be at liberty to go either in person or by_proxy on board vessels of their nation admitted to entry and to examine the officers and crews, to examine the ships’ papers, to receive declarations concerning their voyage, their destination, and the incidents of the voyage; also to draw np. manifests and lists of freight, to facilitate the entry and clearance ot their vessels, and finally to accompany the said officers or crews before the judicial or administrative authorities of the country, to assist them as their interpreters or agents. _ _ The judicial authorities and custom-house odicials shall in no case proceed to the examination or search of merchant-vessels without having given previous notice to the consular ouicers of the nation to which the said vessels belong, in order to enable the said consular officers to be resent. ' 'Ilhey shall also give due notice to the said consular officers, in order to enable them to be present at any depositions or statements to be made in courts of law or before local magistrates, by officers or persons belonging to the crew, thus to prevent errors or false interpretations which might impede the correct administration of justice. The notice to Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or Consular Agents shall name the hour fixed for such proceedings. Upon the non-appearance of the said officers or their representatives, the case may be proceeded with in their absence. Aurrcma XIII. settlement c t' Consuls General, Consuls,Vice—Consuls, or Consular Agents shall have dif f crcrwes bo- exclusive charge of the internal order of the merchant-vessels of their

  • "°°° '”°°*°'° °“d nation, and shall have the exclusive power to take cognizance of and to

°'°w°' determine differences of every kind which may arise, either at sea or in port, between the captains, onicers, and crews, and specially in reference to wages and the execution of mutual contracts. Neither any court or authority shall, on any pretext, interfere in these differences, except in cases where the diiferences on board ship are of a nature to disturb the peace and public order in port, or on shore, or when persons other than the officers and crew of the vessel are parties to the dis; turbance. Except as aforesaid, the local authorities shall confine themselves to the rendering of enicient aid to the Consuls, when they may ask it, in order to arrest and hold all persons, whose names are borne on the ship’s articles, and whom they may deem it necessary to detain. Those persons shall be arrested at the sole request of the Consuls, addressed in writing to the local authorities and supported by an official extract from the register of the ship or the list of the crew, and shall be held during the whole time of their stay in the port at the disposal of the Consuls. Their Eielease shall be granted only at the request of the Consuls, made ID wm ng. The expenses of the arrest and detention of those persons shall be paid by the Consuls. Aarrcznn XIV. Dcsemn from Consuls General, Consuls, Vice·Consuls, or Consular Agents may

  • ¤¤¤¢i¤· arrest the officers, sailors, and all other persons making part of the

crews of ships of war or merchant-vessels of their nation, who may be guilty or be accused of having deserted said ships and vessels, for the purpose of sending them on board or back to their country. To that end, the Consuls of Germany in the United States shall apply to either the Federal, State, or municipal courts or authorities, and the Consuls of the _United States in Germany shall apply to any of the competent authorities, and make a request in writing for the deserters, sup-