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ment of the United States and the Imperial Government of Rus have entered into the following temporary agreement, with the unde standing that it is not to create a precedent for the future, and th the contracting parties mutually reserve entire liberty to make choi hereafter of such measures as may be deemed best adapted for t protection of the fur-seal species, whether by means of prohibiti zones, or by the complete prohibition of pelagic sealing, or by app priate regulation of seal-hunting in the high seas.

1. The Government of the United States will prohibit citizens the United States from hunting fur-seal within a zone of ten nauta miles along the Russian coasts of Behring Sea, and of the North Pae Ocean, as well as within a zone of thirty nautical miles around Komandorsky (Commander) Islands and Tulienew (Robben) Isla and will promptly use its best efforts to ensure the observance of : prohibition by citizens and vessels of the United States.

2. Vessels of the United States engaged in hunting fur-seal in above-mentioned zones outside of the territorial waters of Russia 1 be seized and detained by the naval or other duly commissioned offic of Russia; but they shall be handed over as soon as practicable the naval or other commissioned officers of the United States or to nearest authorities thereof. In case of impediment or difficulty ir doing, the commander of the Russian cruiser may confine his act to seizing the ship's papers of the offending vessels in order to deli them to a naval or other commissioned officer of the United States to communicate them to the nearest authorities of the United Sta as soon as possible.

3. The Government of the United States agrees to cause to be tr by the ordinary courts, with all due guarantees of defense, such sels of the United States as may be seized, or the ship's papers which may be taken, as herein prescribed, by reason of their eng ing in the hunting of fur-seal within the prohibited zones outside

Russia . 4. The imperial Russian Government will limit to 30,000 head number of fur-seal to be taken during the year 1894, on the coasta the Komandorsky (Commander) and Tulienew (Robben) Islands.

5. The present agreement shall have no retroactive force as rega the seizure of any seal-hunting vessel of the United States by naval or other commissioned officers of Russia prior to the conclu hereof.

6. The present agreement being intended to serve the purpose mere provisional expedient to meet existing circumstances, may terminated at will by either party upon giving notice to the other

In witness whereof, we, Walter Q. Gresham, Secretary of Stat the United States, and Prince Gregoire Cantacuzene, Envoy Extr dinary and Minister Plenipoteniary of His Majesty the Empera all the Russias, have, on behalf of our respective Governments, sig and sealed this Agreement in duplicate, and in the English and Fre

4 May languages, in the City of Washington, this 22 April

1894. WALTER Q. GRESHAM SEAT PRINCE CANTACUZENE SEAI

SALVADOR.

(FORMERLY SAN SALVADOR.)

1850.

CONVENTION OF AMITY, NAVIGATION, AND COMMERCE. Concluled January 2, 1850; ratification adrised by the Senate Septem

ber 24, 1850; ratified by the President Vorember 14, 1830; time for erchange of ratifications ertended by the Senate September 27, 1830; ratifications erchanged June 2, 1852; erchange of ratifications consented to by the Senate April 4, 1853; proclaimed April 18, 18.13. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 945.)

This treaty of thirty-six articles was superseded by the Treaty of December 6, 1870.

1870.

EXTRADITION CONVENTIOX.

Concluded Jay 23, 1870: ratification adrised by the Senate December

9, 1870; ratified by the President December 16, 1870; time for exchange of ratifications extended by conrention of Jay 12, 1873; ratifications exchanged March 2, 1874; proclaimed Yarch 4, 1874. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 955.)

This convention, consisting of eight articles, was denounced on • notice given by Salvador, to take effect March 2, 1904.

1870. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND CONSULAR PRIVILEGES. Concludel Derember 6, 1870; ratification adrised by the Senate March

31,1871; ratified by the President April 11, 1871; time for exchange of ratifications ertenleil by conrention of May 12, 1873; ratifications exchanged March 11, 1874; proclaimed Jarch 13, 1874. (Treaties and Conventions, 1859, p. 957.)

l'pon notice from the Government of Salvador this general treaty of thirty-nine articles was abrogated May 30, 1893.

ment of the United States and the Imperial Government of Russia have entered into the following temporary agreement, with the understanding that it is not to create a precedent for the future, and that the contracting parties mutually reserve entire liberty to make choice hereafter of such measures as may be deemed best adapted for the protection of the fur-seal species, whether by means of prohibitive zones, or by the complete prohibition of pelagic sealing, or by appropriate regulation of seal-hunting in the high seas.

1. The Government of the United States will prohibit citizens of the United States from hunting fur-seal within a zone of ten nautical miles along the Russian coasts of Behring Sea, and of the North Pacific Ocean, as well as within a zone of thirty nautical miles around the Komandorsky (Commander) Islands and Tulienew (Robben) Island, and will promptly use its best efforts to ensure the observance of this prohibition by citizens and vessels of the United States.

2. Vessels of the United States engaged in hunting fur-seal in the above-mentioned zones outside of the territorial waters of Russia may be seized and detained by the naval or other duly commissioned officers of Russia; but they shall be handed over as soon as practicable to the naval or other commissioned officers of the United States or to the nearest authorities thereof. In case of impediment or difficulty in so doing, the commander of the Russian cruiser may confine his action to seizing the ship's papers of the offending vessels in order to deliver them to a naval or other commissioned officer of the United States, or to communicate them to the nearest authorities of the United States as soon as possible.

3. The Government of the United States agrees to cause to be tried by the ordinary courts; with all due guarantees of defense, such vessels of the United States as may be seized, or the ship's papers of which may be taken, as herein prescribed, by reason of their engaging in the hunting of fur-seal within the prohibited zones outside of the territorial waters of Russia aforesaid.

4. The imperial Russian Government will limit to 30,000 head the number of fur-seal to be taken during the year 1894, on the coasts of the Komandorsky (Commander) and Tulienew (Robben) Islands.

5. The present agreement shall have no retroactive force as regards the seizure of any seal-hunting vessel of the United States by the naval or other commissioned officers of Russia prior to the conclusion hereof.

6. The present agreement being intended to serve the purpose of a mere provisional expedient to meet existing circumstances, may be terminated at will by either party upon giving notice to the other.

In witness whereof, we, Walter Q. Gresham, Secretary of State of the United States, and Prince Gregoire Cantacuzene, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoteniary of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, have, on behalf of our respective Governments, signed and sealed this Agreement in duplicate, and in the English and French

: 4 May languages, in the City of Washington, this 30

WALTER Q. GRESHAM (SEAL

22 April 1894.

SALVADOR.
(FORMERLY SAN SALVADOR.)

1850.

CONVENTION OF AMITY, NAVIGATION, AND COMMERCE.

Concluded January 2, 1850; ratification advised by the Senate September 24, 1850; ratified by the President November 14, 1850; time for exchange of ratifications extended by the Senate September 27, 1850; ratifications exchanged June 2, 1852; exchange of ratifications consented to by the Senate April 4, 1853; proclaimed April 18, 1853. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 945.)

This treaty of thirty-six articles was superseded by the Treaty of December 6, 1870.

1870.

EXTRADITION CONVENTION.

Concluded May 23, 1870; ratification advised by the Senate December

9, 1870; ratified by the President December 16, 1870; time for exchange of ratifications extended by convention of May 12, 1873; ratifications exchanged March 2, 1874; proclaimed March 4, 1874. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 955.)

This convention, consisting of eight articles, was denounced on notice given by Salvador, to take effect March 2, 1904.

1870.

TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND CONSULAR PRIVILEGES.

Concluded December 6, 1870; ratification advised by the Senate March

31,1871; ratified by the President April 11, 1871; time for exchange of ratifications extended by convention of May 12, 1873; ratifications exchanged March 11, 1874; proclaimed March 13, 1874. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 957.)

Upon notice from the Government of Salvador this general treaty of thirty-nine articles was abrogated May 30, 1893.

1873.

EXTRADITION CONVENTION. Concluded May 12, 1873; ratification advised by the Senate February

9, 1874; ratified by the President February 16, 1874; ratifications exchanged March 2, 1874; proclaimed March 4, 1874. (U. Š. Stats., vol. 18, p. 796).

This convention extended for one year the time for the exchange of ratifications of the Extradition Convention of May 23, 1870.

1873.

CONVENTION OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND CONSULAR PRIVILEGES.

Concluded May 12, 1873; ratification advised by the Senate March

2, 1874; ratified by the Senate March 10, 1874; ratifications exchanged March 11, 1874; proclaimed March 13, 1874. (U.S. Stats., vol. 18, p. 798.)

ber 6, 1870, was extended one year by this convention.

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