Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/875

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TREATY—JAPAN. Novrmmazn 22, 1894. 849 estate, by will or otherwise, and the disposal of property of any sort and rn any manner whatsoever which they may lawfully acquire, the citizens or subjects of each Contracting Party shall enjoy in the territories of the other the same privileges, liberties, and rights, and shall be subject to no higher impost or charges in these respects than native citizens or subjects, or citizens or subjects of the most favored nation. The citizens or subjects of each of the Contracting Parties shall enjoy in the territories of the other entire liberty of conscience, and, subject to the laws, ordinances, and regulations, shall enjoy the right of private or public exercise of their worship, and also the right of burying their respective countrymen, according to their reli ious customs, in such puitgtblz and convenient places as may be estabdished and maintained or a purpose. They shall not be compelled, under any pretext whatsoever,to pay '1‘¤¤¤. M-, ¢¤ M any charges or taxes other or higher than those that are, or may be °“"'°‘ paidrgy native citizens or subjects, or citizens or subjects of the most avo nation. ‘ The citizens or subjects of either of the Contracting Parties residing £¤¤¤¤P**ggi fum in the territories of the other shall be exempted from all compulsory m my"` °°'° ' military service whatsoever, whether in the army, navy, national guard, or militia; from all contributions imposed in lieu of personal service; and from all forced loans or military exactions or contributions. Arvrrcnn II. There shall be reciprocal freedom of commerce and navigation between Gcmmcm and uvthe territories of the two High Contracting Parties. *‘“°l°"‘ The citizens or subjects of each of the High Contracting Parties may trade in any part of the territories of the other by wholesale or retail in all kinds of produce, manufactures, and merchandizeof lawful commerce, either in person or by agents, singly or in partnership with foreigners or native citizens or subjects; and they may there own or hireand occupy houses, manufactories, warehouses, shops and premises which may be necessary for them, and lease land for residential and commercial purposes, conforming themselves to the laws, police and customs regulations of the country like native citizens or subjects. _ They shall have liberty freely to come with their ships and cargoes to all places, ports, and rivers in the territories of the other, which are or may be opened to foreign commerce, and shall enjoy, respectively, the same treatment in matters of commerce and navigation as native citizens or subjects, or citizens or subjects of the most favored nation, without having to pay taxes, imposts or duties, of whatever nature or under whatever denomination levied in the name or for the profit of the Government, public functionaries, private individuals, corporations, or establishments of any kind, other or greater than those paid by native citizens or subjects, or citizens or subjects of the most liwored nation. It is, however, understood that the stipulations contained_ in this and ,m{·;·,g;sg;¤¢·Lt:r¤2;, the preceding Article do not in any way aifect the laws, ordinances and tacoma." regulations with regard to trade, the immigration of laborers, police and public security which are in force or which may hereafter be enacted in either of the two countries. Aurrcnn III. The dwellings, manufactories, warehouses, and shops of the citizens désggtaility or or subjects of each of the High Contracting Parties in the territories of' the other, and all premises appertarmng thereto destined for purposes of residence or commerce, shall be respected. It shall not be allowable to proceed to_make a search of, or a domiciliary visit to, such dwellings and premises, or to_exam1ne or inspect books, papers, or accounts, except under the conditions and_with the forms prescribed by the laws, ordinances and regulations for citizens or subjects of the country. srar L-vox. 29--54