Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/790

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Two siormns, mss. 783 article to the United States, than such as are or shall be payable on the exportation of the like article to any foreign country. And no prohibition shall beimposed on the importation or exportation of any article the growth produce, or manufacture of the United States or their fisheries, or of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and her fisheries, from or to the ports of the United States or of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which shall not equally extend to every other foreign country. Anrronn XV. If either of the high contracting parties shall hereafter grant to any Favors granted other nation any particular favor, privilege, or immunity, in navigation *° °*h°' ¤“°'°"** '° or commerce, it shall immediately become common to the other party, b°°°"'° °°"""°°' freely, where it is freely granted to such other nation, and on yielding the same compensation, or a compensation as nearly as possible of proportionate value and effect, to be adjusted by mutual agreement, when the grant is conditional. Anricnn XVI. - The vessels of either of the high contracting parties that may be con- V¤¤¤¤1¤ ¤•><>ki¤s strained by stress of weather, or other accident, to seek refuge in any "°*“K°· port within the territories of the other, shall be treated therein every respect as a national vessel would be in the same strait: Provided, however, that the causes which gave rise to this forced landing are real and evident; that the vessel does not engage in any commercial operation, as loading or unloading merchandise; and that its stay in the said port is not prolonged beyond the time renderednecessary by the causes which constrained it to land; it being understood nevertheless, that any landing of passengers, or any loading or unloading caused by operations of repair of the vessel or by the necessity of providing subsistence for the crew, shall not be regarded as a commercial operation. Aurora XVI1. In case any ship of war or merchant-vessel shall be wrecked on the Wreckcdcr dumcoasts or within the maritime jurisdiction of either of the high contract- '*B°d "°“°1“· ing parties, such ships or vessel or any parts thereof, and all furniture and appurtenances belonging thereto, and all goods and merchandise which shall be saved therefrom, or the produce thereof if sold, shall be faithfully restored, with the least possible delay, to the proprietors upon being claimed by them, or by their duly authorized factors; and if there are no such proprietors or factors on the spot, then the said goods and merchandise, or the proceeds thereof, as well as all the papers found on board such wrecked ships or vessels, shall be delivered to the American or Sicilian Consul, or ViceConsul, in whose district t ne wreck may have taken place, and such Consul, Vice-Consul, proprietors, or factors, shall pay only the expenses incurred in the preservation of the property, together with the rate of salvage and expenses of quarantine, which would have been payable in the like case of a wreck of a national vessel ; and the goods and merchandise saved from the wreck shall not be subject toduties, unless cleared for consumption; it being understood that in case of any legal claim upon such wreck, goods, or merchandise, the same shall be referred for decision to the competent tribunals of the country. Aaerroma XVIII. _ Each of the high contracting parties grants to the other, subject to 0¤¤¤¤lM¤f¤¤¤r¤- the usual exequatur, the liberty of having, in the ports of the other where foreign commerce is usually permitted, Consuls, Vice-Consuls. and Commercial Agents of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favored nations; but