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Times, June 18; Outlook, 95:355, 459, and Brown: The World's
The first congress met in London; the second in New York.
mercial convention signed at St. Petersburg October 2/Septem-
Oficial, June 22, 1910.
tinje, of Convention of Commerce and Navigation signed at Cet-
to this JOURNAL, p. 314.
MERCE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION held at London. Times,
ton of the Arbitration Convention signed at Washington, January
549; Supplement to this JOURNAL, P. 347.
RELATING TO BILLS OF EXCHANGE met at The Hague. Times,
June 24; Mém. dipl., June 26, July 10.
pointment of a commission in relation to universal peace. Stats.
June, 1910. 27 BELGIUM-NETHERLANDS. The commission for the study of
economic questions met at Brussels. Mém. dipl., July 3. This
is the third conference. 27-30 ZIONIST CONFERENCE met at Berlin. This meeting took the
place of an international congress this year. Times, July 4. 28 CANADA—UNITED STATES. International Waterways Commission
met in Toronto, to take up question of the entire water boundary. R. of Reviews, 42:154.
July, 1910. 1 JAPAN. Port Arthur (Dairen) opened to shipping of all nations.
Times, July 2; Mém. dipl., July 31-August 7. 1 JAPAN-MEXICO. Convention for the direct exchange of money
orders between the two countries signed at Mexico, February 28, 1910, and at Tokyo, on the 11th day of the 4th month of the 43d year of Meiji, takes effect. Approved by Mexican Senate, May 16, and ratified by the President, June 9. Text in Diario oficial, June
25; L'Union Postale, 35:144. 1 HUNGARY UNITED STATES. Parcel-Post Convention between the
respective Postal Administrations signed at Budapest, May 15, 1910, and at Washington, June 27, 1910, goes into effect. Daily
Consular and Trade Reports, August 31. 1 BELGIUM. Kongo reforms go into effect. They include: (1) re
duction of taxes, collected in money and not paid by labor; (2) native officials instead of white; (3) restriction of obligatory labor to works for the improvement of their own conditions; and (4) suppression of polygamy. R. of Reviews, 41:540; Independent, 68:839; Le Congo Belge, R. des Deux Mondes, 58:807–845; Morel: Belgium, Britain and the Congo, Nineteenth Century,
167:407-425. 4 JAPAN–RUSSIA. Convention signed at St. Petersburgh regarding
the railroad situation in Manchuria. Times, July 6, text, July 13; The Far Eastern R., 7:38; The Russo-Japanese Convention, J. American Asiatic Association, 10:204; New York Tribune, July 6; North China Herald, 96:65 and 117; American R. of Reviews, 42:158–159; Russia and Japan in Manchuria, Nation, 91:26; Zumoto, Japan in Manchuria, Independent, 68:846-851. Mém. dipl., July 10, 17-24, text; SUPPLEMENT, p. 279.
July, 1910. 4 INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY CONGRESS opened at Berne. Mém. dipl.,
July 10; Times, (Supplement) July 6. 4-8 INTERNATIONAL SWEDENBORG CONGRESS met at London. Times,
Aires. Times, July 8. 8 CRETE. The Consuls of the four protecting powers, France, Great
Britain, Italy, and Russia, handed the Cretan Government an ultimatum as to the seating of the Mussulman delegates without requiring them to take the oath. On July 11 the Cretan Government officially announced its submission to the conditions laid down by the powers. Times, July 11, 12; Contemporary R., 535: 119–128; La question cretoise, Q. dipl., 14:186; “ En Crete,” La
R. de Paris, 17:419-448. 10-August 25 FOURTH PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE held at Buenos
Aires. B. A. R., August and September; Outlook, 95:329; De
ington, 1889; second, Mexico, 1901; third, Rio de Janeiro, 1906. 11 GREAT BRITAIN-NETHERLANDS. Ratifications exchanged at Lon
don, of convention signed at London, December 16, 1909, renew
ing for five years the Arbitration convention of February 15,
1905. Treaty ser., No. 20, 1910. See Treaty ser., No. 19, 1905. 12 FRANCE. Circular issued relative to the delivery of international
route certificates according to the terms of the convention relative to the circulation of automobiles, signed at Paris, October 11,
1909. J. O., July 21. 13 FRANCE-SWITZERLAND. Exchange of notes regarding the renewal
for two years of the arbitration convention concluded December
14, 1904. J.O., July 24. 17 JAPAN. Notification of termination of Japan's commercial treaties
have been sent to all European countries with which she has such
agreements. Times, July 19. 18–22 SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EDITORS held at Amster
dam. Droit D'auteur, 23:44, 103–110. Previous congresses have met at (1) Paris, 1896; (2) Brussels, 1897; (3) London, 1899; (4) Leipzig, 1901; (5) Milan, 1906; and (6) Madrid, 1908. Publishers Weekly, August 13.
FRANCE. Decree and regulations issued relative to the creation of
an office of foreign legislation and of international law. Text and also the names of the members of the comité in J. O., July 27;
Mém. dipl., July 31-August 7. 24–26 SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE PERIODICAL PRESS
met at Brussels. R. Economique Int., 7:11:398. 26 FRANCE-NETHERLANDS. Decree issued approving the convention
signed at Paris, December 29, 1909, proroguing the arbitration convention signed at Paris, April 6, 1904. Ratifications were
exchanged at Paris, July 5, 1910. J. O., July 31. 27 AUSTRIA-SERVIA. A treaty of commerce was signed at Belgrade.
Mém. dipl., July 31-August 7. 27-31 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES met at Brussels. R. Economique Int., 7:11:399.
OTIS G. STANTON.
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