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He shall make an annual report on its management, which shall be communicated to all the members of the Union.

The official language of the International Bureau shall be the French language.

7. The present final protocol, which shall be ratified at the same time as the Convention concluded this day, shall be considered as forming an integral part of that Convention, and shall have the same force, value and duration.

In faith whereof the undersigned plenipotentiaries have drawn up the present protocol. Signed: BEYENS.

VILLENEUVE.
DUC DE FERNAN-NUÑEZ.
P. CHALLEMEL-LACOUR.
CH. HÉRISSON.
CH. JAGERSCHMIDT.
CRISANTO MEDINA.
RESSMAN.
BARON DE ZUYLEN DE NYEVELT.
JOSÉ DA SILVA MENDES LEAL.
F. d’AZEVEDO.
J. M. TORRES-CAÏCEDO.
SIMA M. MARINOVITCH.
LARDY.
J. WEIBEL.

1891.

SUPPLMENTARY CONVENTION.

Concluded at Madrid April 15, 1891; ratification advised by the Senate

March 2, 1892; ratified by the President March 30, 1892; ratifications exchanged June 15, 1892; proclaimed June 22, 1892. (Ú. S. Stats., Vol. 28, p. 958.)

ARTICLES.

I. Expenses of International Bureau.

| II. Ratificatior; duration.

[Translation.]

THIRD PROTOCOL.

Protocol concerning the dotation of the International Bureau of the Union for the protection of Industrial Property between Belgium, Brazil, Spain, The United States of America, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Tunis.

The undersigned Plenipotentiaries of the Governments above named,

In view of the declaration adopted March 12, 1883, by the International Conference for the Protection of Industrial Property convened at Paris,

Have, with one accord and subject to ratification, concluded the following Protocol:

ARTICLE 1.

The first paragraph of No. 6 of the final Protocol annexed to the International Convention of March 20, 1883, for the protection of Industrial Property is annulled and replaced by the following provision.

“ The expenses of the International Bureau instituted by Article 13 shall be supported by the contracting States in common. They cannot in any event exceed the sum of sixty thousand francs per annum."

ARTICLE 2.

The present Protocol shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged at Madrid within a period of six months at the latest.

It shall take effect one month after the exchange of ratifications, and shall have the same force and duration as the Convention of March 20, 1883, of which it shall be considered as forming an integral part.

In testimony whereof, the Plenipotentiaries of the States above named have signed the present Protocol at Madrid, the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one. For Belgium, TH. DE BOUNDER DE MELSBROECK.

Brazil, LUIS F. D'ABREU.
Spain, S. MORET, MARQUIS DE AGUILAR, ENRIQUE CALLEJA,

LUIS MARIANO DE LARRA.
The United States of America, E. BURD GRUBB.
France and Tunis, P. CAMBON.

Great Britain, FRANCIS CLARE FORD. “ Guatemala, J. CARRERA.

Italy, MAFFEI.
Norway, ARILD HUITFELDT.
The Netherlands, GERICKE.
Portugal, COUNT DE CASAL RIBEIRO.
Sweden, ARILD IIUITFELDT.
Switzerland, CH. E. LARDET.

MOREL.

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66

(-Resolution of the Senate advising and consenting to the ratification.)
IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

March 2, 1892. Resolved

(two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of Protocols 3 and 4,* signed at Madrid, April 15, 1891, by the United States and other powers, amendatory to the Convention of March 20, 1883, for the protection of Industrial Property, subject to the reservation of the Plenipotentiary of the United States in the International Conference for the protection of Industrial Property at Madrid, as follows:

The share allotted to the United States to contribute to the dotation of the International Bureau is not to be augmented until the Congress of the United States shall have approved the augmentation.

That articles three and four of the fourth Protocol shall not go beyond what shall be established by the legislation of the United States. Attest:

ANSON G. McCOOK

Secretary.

*Ratification of Protocol 4 not exchanged. Protocol referred to next conference, to be held at Brussels.

1884.

CONVENTION FOR PROTECTION OF SUBMARINE CABLES.

Concluded March 14, 1884; ratification advised by the Senate June 12,

1884; ratified by the President January 26, 1885; ratifications exchanged April 16, 1885; proclaimed May 22, 1885. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1176.)

(The text here given is from the proclamation of the President attached to the original in the French language, submitted to the Senate.)

ARTICLES.

I. Application of convention.
II. Punishment for injuries to cables.
III. Requirements for cable laying.
IV. Payment for repairs.
V. Rules for ships laying cables.
VI. Vessels to avoid cables.
VII. Losses from cables.
VIII. Jurisdiction of courts.
IX. Prosecutions for infractions.
X. Evidence of violations.

XI. Trials.
XII. Laws to be enacted.
XIII. Communication of legislation.
XIV. Adhesion of other States.

XV. Belligerent action not affected.
XVII. Ratification.
XVI. Operation; duration.

Additional article. British colo

nies.

[Translation.]

His Excellency the President of the United States of America, His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, His Excellency the President of the Argentine Confederation, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., Apostolical King of Hungary, His Majesty the King of the Belgians, His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Majesty the King of Denmark, His Excellency the President of the Dominican Republic, His Majesty the King of Spain, His Excellency the President of the United States of Colombia, His Excellency the President of the French Republic, Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guatemala, His Majesty the King of the Hellenes, His Majesty the King of Italy, His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans, His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, His Majesty the Shah of Persia, His Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves, His Majesty the King of Roumania, His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Salvador, His Majesty the King of Servia, His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, and His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, desiring to secure the maintenance of telegraphic communication by means of submarine cables, have resolved to conclude a convention to that end, and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:

His Excellency the President of the United States of America, Mr. L. P. Morton, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America at Paris, etc., etc., etc., and Mr. Vignaud, Secretary of the Legation of the United States of America at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, His Highness Prince Charles Victor von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Prince of Ratibor and Corvey, Grand Chamberlain of the Crown of Bavaria, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Argentine Confederation, M. Balcarce, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Confederation at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., Apostolical King of Hungary, His Excellency Count Ladislas Hoyos, Actual Privy Counselor, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of the Belgians, Baron Beyens, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.; and Mr. Leopold Orban, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Director General of Political Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, Mr. d'Araujo, Baron d'Itajubá, Chargé d'Affaires of Brazil at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Mr. Leon Somzée, Secretary of the Legation of Costa-Rica, at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Denmark, Count de Moltke-Hvitfeldt, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Dominican Republic, Baron de Almeda, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Dominician Republic at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Spain, His Excellency Manuel Silvela de la Vielleuse, permanent Senator, member of the Spanish Academy, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the United States of Colombia, Doctor José G. Triana, Consul-General of the United States of Colombia at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

Ilis Excellency the President of the French Republic, Mr. Jules Ferry, Deputy, President of the Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs, etc., etc., etc; and Mr. Adolphe Cochery, Deputy, Minister of Posts and Telegraphs,

, , , etc., etc., etc.;

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, His Excellency the Right Honorable Richard Bikerton Pemell, Viscount Lyons, Peer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, member of her British Majesty's Privy Council, Her Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Mr. Crisanto Medina, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Guatemala at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of the Hellenes, Prince Maurocordato, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Italy, His Excellency General Count Menabrea, Marquis de Valdora, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of the Ottomans, His Excellency Essad Pasha, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

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His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Shah of Persia, General Nazare-Aga, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves, Mr. d'Azevedo, Chargé d'Affaires of Portugal at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Roumania, Mr. Alexander Odobesco, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim of Roumania at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, His Excellency the Aid-de-Camp General Prince Nicholas Orloff, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary near the Government of the French Republic, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of Salvador, Mr. Torres Caïcedo, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Salvador at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Servia, Mr. Marinovitch, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, Mr. Sibbern, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Colonel Diaz, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uruguay at Paris, etc., etc., etc.;

Who, after having exchanged their full powers, which were found to be in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:

ARTICLE I.

The present Convention shall be applicable, outside of the territorial waters, to all legally established submarine cables landed in the territories, colonies or possessions of one or more of the High Contracting Parties.

ARTICLE II.

The breaking or injury of a submarine cable, done willfully? or through culpable negligence, and resulting in the total or partial interruption or embarrassment of telegraphic communication, shall be a punishable offense, but the punishment inflicted shall be no bar to a civil action for damages.

This provision shall not apply to ruptures or injuries when the parties guilty thereof have become so simply with the legitimate object of saving their lives or their vessels, after having taken all necessary precautions to avoid such ruptures of injuries.

ARTICLE III.

The High Contracting Parties agree to insist, as far as possible, when they shall authorize the landing of a submarine cable, upon suitable conditions of safety, both as regards the track of the cable and its dimensions.

ARTICLE IV.

The owner of a cable who, by the laying or repairing of that cable, shall cause the breaking or injury of another cable, shall be required

"See p. 700.

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