Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 31.djvu/1992

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1940 ooNvENT1oN-GREAT BRITAIN. MARCH 2, 1899. Anricrn III. g Notice to consul In case of the death of any citizen of the_ United States of America in the United

 (  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or of any subject of Her Britannic Majesty in

ain, en-. Pthe United States, without having in the country of his decease any known heirs or testamentary executors by him appointed, the competent local authorities shall at once inform the nearest consular officer of the Nation to which the deceased person belonged of the circumstance, in order that the necessaryinformation may be immediately forwarded to persons interested. —<‘<>¤¤¤l EU ¤*<=i>P€¤¢¤¥ The said consular officer shall have the right to appear personally or by delegate abscm h°"`S· in all proceedings on behalf of the absent heirs or creditors, until they are otherwise represented. ARTICLE IV. fxlgliéichoi {*dl%€Si°¤ The stipulations of the present Convention shall not be applicable to any of the ° " is °° °m€S‘ Colonies or foreign possessions of Her Britannic Majesty unless notice to that effect shall have been given, on behalf of any such Colony or foreign possession by Her Britannic Majesty’s Representative at Washington to the United States Secretary of State, within one year from the date of the exchange of the ratifications of the present Convention. —"’ I""’**’°‘°’*“€S· It is understood that under the provisions of this Article, Her Majesty can in the same manner give notice of adhesion on behalf of any British Protectorate or sphere of influence, or on behalf of the Island of Cyprus, in virtue of the Convention of the ____ 4th of June, 1878, between Great Britain and Turkey.

g‘_i'z)“r§;2‘Z?§gg’§’g§‘ The provisions of this Convention shall extend and apply t.o any territory or terri-

_‘tories pertaining to or occupied and governed by the United States beyon the seas, only upon notice to that effect being given by the Representative of the United States at London, by direction of the treaty making power of the United States. Airricnn V. Rights 9f most f¤— In all that concerns the right of disposing of every ki11d of property, real or per- "‘“`“d “*m°“· sonal, citizens or subjects of each of the High Contracting Parties shall in the Dominions of the other enjoy the rights which are or may be accord?} to the citizens or subjects of the most favored nation. Airrrcnn VI. D*"¤¤0¤= The present Convention shall come into effect ten days after the day upon which the ratidcations are exchanged, and shall remain in force for ten years after such exchange. In case neither of the High Contracting Parties shall have given notice to the other, twelve months before the expiration o the said period of ten years, of Termination or Con- the intention to terminate the present Convention, it shall remain in force until the "€““°“· expiration of one year from the day on which either of the High Contracting Parties shall have given such notice. p The United States or Her Britannic Majesty shall alsohave the right separately n to terminate the present Convention at any time on giving twelve months’ notice to that effect in regard to any British Colony, foreign possession, or dependency, as specified in Artic e IV, which may have aeceded thereto. Anricna VII. Rmiiicatiou. The present Convention shall be duly ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the approval of the Senate thereof, and by Her Britannic Majesty, and the ratifications shall be exchanged in London or in Washington. In faith whereof we, the respective Plenipotentiaries, have signed this Treaty and have hereunto affixed our seals. Done in duplicate at Washington, the second day of March, one thousand eight _ hundred and ninety-nine. ` Slgnaulms- Jomv HAY [sam,.] JULIA}: PAUNCEFOTE [sam,.] P¤><>l*¤¤¤¤¤<>¤- And whereas the Convention has been duly ratified, as amended, on both parts, and the ratifications of the two Governments were exchanged in the city of Washingtoii on the 28th day of July one ‘ thousand nine hundred. ` Now, therefore, be it known that I, William McKinley, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention, as amended, to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.