Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/665

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658 PUBLIC TREATIES. either the produce of the soil or the industry of the said Kingdom, or of any other country, which may be lawfully exported from Prussian ports in national vessels, may also be exported therefrom in_ vessels or the United States of America, without paying other or higher duties or charges of whatever kind or denomination, levred in the name or to the protlt of the Government, the local authorities, or of any private establishments whatsoever, than if the same merchandise or produce had been exported in Prussian vessels. Amicus VII. Coasting trade. The preceding articles are not applicable to the coastwise navigation of the two countries, which is respectively reserved by each of the high contracting parties exclusively to itself. Anrrcrn VIII. Ne preference of No priority or preference shall be given, directly or indirectly, by i'¤P°’°“°‘°“°· either of the contracting parties, nor by any company, corporation, or agent, acting on their behalf or under their authority, in the purchase of any article of commerce, lawfully imported, on account of or in refer-I ence to the character of the vessel, whether it be of the one party or ot the other, in which such article was imported; it being the true intent and meaning of the contracting parties that no distinction or diiierence whatever shall be made in this respect. Antrrcmc IX. Favors granted If either party shall hereafter grant to any other nation any particular te ether ¤¤¤i¤¤¤ te favor in navigation or commerce, it shall immediately become common "“°°‘“° °"m“‘°“· to the other party, freely, where it is freely granted to such other nation, or on yielding the same compensation, when the grant is conditional. Anrrcm X. Consularohicers. The two contracting parties have granted to each other the liberty of having, each in the ports of the other, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, Agents, and Commissaries of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favored nations. But if any such Consul shall exercise commerce, they shall be submitted to the same laws and usages to which the private individuals of their nation are submitted, in the same place. _Settlement of The Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Commercial Agents shall have the fllermtee l><·>¤“'¤¤¤ right, as such, to sit as judges and arbitrators in such differences as may '“"“°""’ “"‘l°"’“'“‘ arise between the captains and crews of the vessel belonging to the nation whose interests are committed to their charge, without the interference of the local authorities, unless the conduct of the crews or of the captain should disturb the order or tranquillity of the country, or the said Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or Commercial Agents should require their assistance to cause their decisions to be carried into effect or supported. It is, however-, understood that this species of judgment or abitration shall not deprive the contending parties of the right they have to resort, on their return, to the judicial authority of their country. Anrrcnn XI. Deeerters from The said Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Commercial Agents are author- '°“°°]“· ised to require the assistance of the local authorities, for the search, arrest, and imprisonment of the deserters from the ships of war and merchant vessels of their country. For this purpose they shall apply to the competent tribunals, judges, and officers, and shall in writing demand said deserters, proving, by the exhibition of the registers of the vessels, the rolls of the crew, or by other official documents, that such