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speeches. fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirteen, $5,000.

UNITED STATES COURTS. Fees of witnesses, United States courts: For fees of Witness fees. witnesses and for payment of the actual expenses of witnesses, as provided by section eight hundred and fifty, Revised Statutes of the United States, $90,000.

For payment of such miscellaneous expenses as may be Miscellane authorized by the Attorney General, for the United ous. States courts and their officers, $50,000: Provided, That in so far as it may be deemed necessary by the Attorney General, this appropriation shall be available for such expenses in the District of Alaska.

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[No. 29.) Joint Resolution Extending appropriations for the July 1, 1912. necessary operations of the Government under certain contin- (8. J. Res.

331.) gencies.

[Pub. Res., Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

No. 40.)

37 Stat, L. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, pt. 1, p. 638. That all appropriations for the necessary operations of

Appropriathe Government, and for the payment of pensions under tions for the

fiscal existing laws, which shall remain unprovided for on the continued thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and twelve, be, unless "prev??

July and they are hereby, continued and made available for ously made. and during the month of July, nineteen hundred and twelve, unless the regular appropriations provided therefor in bills now pending in Congress shall have been previously made for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen; and a sufficient amount is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry on the same: Provided, That no greater amount

Proportion shall be expended for such operations than as the sum of ate amounts. one-twelfth of the appropriations made for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve bears to the whole of the appropriations of said fiscal year: Provided further, penditure for That the total expenditures for the whole of the fiscal the year not

to exceed final year nineteen hundred and thirteen under the several appropriations hereby continued, and under the several tions. appropriation bills now pending, shall not exceed in the aggregate the amounts finally appropriated therefor in the several bills now pending, except in cases where a change is made in the annual, monthly, or per diem compensation or in the numbers of officers, clerks, or other persons authorized to be employed by the several appro priations hereby continued, in which cases the amounts authorized to be expended shall equal one-twelfth of the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve, and eleven-twelfths of the appropriations contained in the several bills now pending when the same

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shall have been finally passed, unless the salary or compensation of any office shall be increased or diminished without changing the grade or the duties thereof, in which case such salary or compensation shall relate to the entire fiscal year and run from the beginning thereof: And provided further, That the session employees of the ployees of Senate and House of Representatives now authorized by Congress. law shall be continued upon the rolls until the end of the present session of Congress and paid at the rate per diem or month at which they are now paid; and a sufficient amount is hereby appropriated out of any money in the AppropriaTreasury not otherwise appropriated to pay the same.

This joint resolution shall be construed as authorizing one. the continuance of the salaries and other expenses under Salaries; the organization of the Bureau of the Census of the Department of Commerce and Labor as the latter existed June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve, for the period of time and under the conditions provided herein for all other branches of the public service.

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(No. 37.) Joint Resolution To continue the provisions of a Aug. 1, 1912. joint resolution approved July first, nineteen hundred and twelve, [#... Res.

344.] entitled “Joint resolution extending appropriations for the necessary operations of the Government under certain contingencies.” [Pub. Res.,

No. 46.)

37 Stat, L., Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives pt. 1, p. 640. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of a joint resolution entitled “ Joint Appropriaresolution extending appropriations for the necessary ascal year conoperations of the Government under certain contingen-tinued during

first half of cies," approved July first, nineteen hundred and twelve, August. be, and the same are, extended and continued in full force and effect for and during the first half of the month of August, nineteen hundred and twelve.

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(No. 44.) Joint Resolution To further continue the provisions Aug. 15, 1912. of a joint resolution approved July first, nineteen hundred and [H. J. Res.

356.) twelve, entitled “Joint resolution extending appropriations for the necessary operations of the Government under certain con- [Pub. Res., tingencies."

No. 51.) 37 Stat. L.,

pt. 1, p. 642. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of a joint resolution entitled “ Joint. Appropria.

tions for last resolution extending appropriations for the necessary fiscal year conoperations of the Government under certain contingen-tinued during

last cies," approved July first, nineteen hundred and twelve, August. be, and the same are, further extended and continued in full force and effect for and during the last half of the month of August, nineteen hundred and twelve.

(No. 51.) Joint Resolution,

Aug. 24, 1912. (H. J. Res.

360.)

[Pub. Res., No. 58.]

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 37. Stat. L. That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the

Congres- House of Representatives be, and they are hereby, authoretc., to be paid ized and instructed to pay the officers and employees of salárles on day the Senate and House of Representatives, including the

Capitol police, their respective salaries for the month of August, nineteen hundred and twelve, on the day of adjournment of the present session; and the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized to pay, on said day, to Members and Delegates their allowances for clerk hire for the said month of August, notwithstanding said Members and Delegates may not have designated by name their clerks for and during said month of August.

of adjournment.

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS.

37 Stat. L., . 2p

Convention between the United States and Sweden de- June 1, 1910.

fining the rights, privileges, and immunities of consular officers, signed at Washington, June 1, 1910; ratifi-pt. 2, p. 1479. cation advised by the Senate, June 13, 1910; ratified by the President, February 27, 1911; ratified by Sweden, February 3, 1911; ratifications exchanged at Washington, March 18, 1911; proclaimed, March 20, 1911.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

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Preamble.

Whereas a Convention between the United States of Consular America and the Kingdom of Sweden defining the rights, with Sweden. privileges, and immunities of consular officers was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington on the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and ten, the original of which Convention, being in the English and Swedish languages, is word for word as follows:

tiaries.

The President of the United States of America and Contracting

Powers. His Majesty the King of Sweden, being mutually desirous of defining the rights, privileges, and immunities of consular officers of the two countries, and deeming it expedient to conclude a consular convention for that purpose, have accordingly named as their Plenipotentiaries: The President of the United States of America, Phil

Plenipotenander C. Knox, Secretary of State of the United States of America; and

His Majesty the King of Sweden, Herman Ludvig Fabian de Lagercrantz, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Washington;

Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found to be in good and proper form, have agreed upon the following articles:

ARTICLE I.

Each of the High Contracting Parties agrees to receive consular from the other consuls-general,

consuls, vice-consuls-gen- nized. eral, vice-consuls, deputy consuls-general, deputy consuls, and consular agents in all its ports, cities, and places,

except those where it may not be convenient to recog. nize such officers. This reservation, however, shall not apply to one of the High Contracting Parties without also applying to every other power.

ARTICLE II.

Consular privileges, etc. The consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls-general, vice

consuls, deputy consuls-general, deputy consuls, and consular agents of each of the two High Contracting Parties shall enjoy reciprocally, in the States of the other, all the privileges, exemptions, and immunities that are enjoyed by officers of the same rank and quality of the most favored nation. The said officers, before being admitted to the exercise of their functions and the enjoyment of the immunities thereto pertaining, shall present their

commissions in the forms established in their respective Exequaturs. countries. The Government of each of the two High

Contracting Parties shall furnish the necessary exequatur free of charge, and, on the exhibition of this instrument, the said officers shall be permitted to enjoy the rights, privileges, and immunities granted by this Convention.

ARTICLE III.

Exemptions of consular officers.

Consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls-general, viceconsuls, deputy consuls-general, deputy consuls, and consular agents, citizens of the State by which they are appointed, shall be exempt from arrest except in the case of offenses which the local legislation qualifies as crimes and punishes as such; they shall be exempt from military billetings, service in the Regular Army or Navy, in the militia, or in the national guard; they shall likewise be exempt from all direct taxes-national, State, or municipal-imposed upon persons, either in the nature of capitation tax or in respect to their property, unless such taxes become due on account of the possession of real estate, or for interest on capital invested in the country where said officers exercise their functions, or for income from pensions of public or private nature enjoyed from said country. This exemption shall not, however, apply to consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls-general, vice-consuls, deputy consuls-general, deputy consuls, or consular agents engaged in any profession, business, or trade; but the said officers shall in such case be subject to the payment of the same taxes at would be paid by any other foreigner under the like circumstances.

ARTICLE IV.

Testimony from consular officers.

When in a civil case a court of one of the two countries shall desire to receive the judicial declaration or deposition of a consul-general, consul, vice-consul, or consular agent, who is a citizen of the State which appointed him,

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