Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 27.djvu/1002

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rnocnnunrions. Nos. 2, 2. 981 (2) The United States Government will prohibit seal killing for the GB? *71*1***;* $*1***** same period in the same part of Behring Sea and on the shores and mmm8E' islands thereof, the property of the United States (in excess of 7,500 to be taken on the islands for the subsistence and care of the natives) and will promptly use its best eiiorts to ensure the observance of this prohibition by United States citizens and vessels. (3) Every vessel or person offendin g against this prohibition in the S¤1¤¤r¤¤f¤1f¤¤<1¤¤¤ said waters of Behring Sea outside of the ordinary territorial limits of the United States, may be seized and detained by the naval or other duly commissioned officers of either of the High Contracting Parties, but they shall be handed over as soon as practicable to the authorities of the nation to which they respectively belong, who shall alone have jurisdiction to try the offense and impose the penalties for the same. The witnesses and proofs necessary to establish the offense shall also be sent with them. . (4) In order to facilitate such proper inquiries as Her Majesty’s Gov- Mirmirieg bg,) Her ernment may desire to make, with a view to the presentation of the m§f°°y “ "'"' case of that Government before arbitrators, and in expectation that an agreement for arbitration may be arrived at, it is agreed that suitable persons designated by Great Britain will be permitted at any time, upon application, to visit or to remain upon the seal islands during the present sealing season for that purpose. Signed and sealed in duplicate at Washington, this fifteenth day of June, 1891, on behalf of their respective Governments, by William F. Wharton, Acting Secretary of State of the United States, and Sir Julian Pauncefote, G. C. M. G., K. C. B., H. B. M. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Wrrninm F. Wnxnron snn. . Jorma Pnuncnrocrn isnni. Now, therefore, be it known that I, Benjamin Harrison, President of m§,'§’“°“‘*°”°‘*¤’°° the United States of America, have caused the said agreement to be made public, to the end that the same and every part thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be aflixed. Done at the City of Washington this fifteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety- [SEAL.] one, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fifteenth. BENJ Hmnison. By the President: W1LL1A11 F Wunnron Acting Secretary of State. [No. 3.] BY cum Pmasmnur or run Umrnn Sryrns or Amumcn. A PROCLAMATION. Wliereas it is provided by section 13 of the act of Congress of March ~'¤1>’ 1. 1891- 3, 1891, entitled “An Act to amend title sixty, chapter three, of the 1;$5¤g¤6b1¤·m0 Revised Statutes of the United States, relating to copyrights," that"' ' said act “shall only apply to a citizen or a subject of a foreign state or nation when such foreign state or nation permits to citizens of the United States of America the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as its own citizens; or when such toreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in