Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/36

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AUSTRIA, 1870. 29 snlar ofdcers appointed and takin oftlce accord'ni s of this article, in one or the ogier of the twb gcotiintirigsplshah obo free to exercise the right accorded them by the present donvention throughout the whole of the district for which they may be respectivelv appointed. The said functionaries shall be admitted and recognized respect1vely upon presenting their credentials in accordance with the rules and formalities established in their respective countries. The Exequaturs. exequatur required for the free exercise of their official duties shall be delivered to them free of charge; and upon exhibiting such exequatur they shall be admitted at once and without interference by the authorities, Federal or State, judicial or executive, of the ports, cities, and places of their residence and district, to the enjoyment of the prerogatives reciprocally granted. Anrrom H. The Consuls General, Consnls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents, Exemptions their Chancellors, and other Consular Officers, if they are citizens of the <>f ¤<>¤¤¤l¤}‘ ¤¤l¤¤*¤ State which appoints them, shall be exempt from military billetings, gm; °‘°"$"j§ °* from service in the military or the national guard, and other duties of ,h:m_ °pp°m n g the same nature, and from all direct and personal taxation, whether Federal, State, or municipal, provided they be not owners of real estate, and neither carry on trade nor any industrial business. If, however, they are not citizens of the State which appoints them, When not cmor if they are citizens of the State in which they reside, or if they own ¤¤9¤ P? SW6 ¤P· property, or engage in any business there that is taxed under any laws P°"‘°“‘g°l’°'“‘ of the country, then they shall "be subject to the same taxes, charges, and assessments as other private individuals. They shall, moreover, ,[seeArtic1eVII.] enjoy personal humanities, except for acts regarded as crimes by the laws of the country in which they reside. If they are engaged in commerce, personal detention can he resorted to in their case only for commercial liabilities, and then in accordance only with general laws, applicable to all persons alike. Arerronm III. · Consuls General, Consuls, and their Chancellors, Vice-Consuls and Exemption an Consular Officers, if citizens of the country which appoints them, shall Wi¢¤•¤¤¤¤- not be summoned to appear as witnesses before a court of justice, except when, pursuant to law, the testimony of a Consul may be necessary for the defence of a person charged with crime. In other cases the local court, when it deems the testimony of a Consul necessary, shall either go to his dwelling to have the testimony taken orally, or shall send there a competent officer to reduce it to writing, or shall ask of him a written declaration. Anrrcnm IV. Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consnls, and Consular Agents shall and inbe at liberty to place over the chief entrance of their respective oillces ¤°¤P¤°¤¤· the arms of their nation, with the inscription: “Consulate General,” “ Consulate," “Vice-Consnlate,” or “Consular Agcncy,” as may be. They shall also be at liberty to hoist the ilag of their country on the consular edifice, except when they reside in a city where the legatron of their Government may be established. They shall also be at hberty_to hoist tlgeir tlag on board the vessel employed by them in port for the discharge o their duty. Anrrcm V. The consular archives shall be at all times inviolable, and under no rnyammiity of pretence whatever shall the local authorities be allowed to examine or ¤r¤h¤v¤¤· seize the papers forming part of them.