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GENERAL DIVISION 8.

Night signals for communicating information at sea. (a) A code to be used in connection with the International Code

Signal Book. (6) Or a supplementary code of limited scope to convey information

of special importance to passing vessels. (c) Distress signals.

GENERAL DIVISION 9.

Warnings of approaching storms. (a) The transmission of warnings. (b) The uniformity of signals employed.

GENERAL DIVISION 10.

Reporting, marking, and removing dangerous wrecks or obstructions to

navigation. (a) A uniform method of reporting and marking dangerous wrecks and derelicts.

(b) The division of the labor, cost, and responsibility among the several maritime nations, either by geographical apportionment or otherwise :

Of the removal of dangerous derelicts;

And of searching for doubtful dangers with a view of removing them from the charts.

GENERAL DIVISION 11.

Notice of dangers to navigation.

NOTICE OF CHANGES IN LIGHTS, BUOYS, AND OTHER DAY AND NIGHT

MARKS.

(a) A uniform method of taking bearings, of designating them (whether true or magnetic), and of reporting them.

(b) A uniform method of reporting, indicating, and exchanging information by the several maritime nations, to include the form of notices to mariners.

(c) uniform method of distributing this information.

GENERAL DIVISION 12.

A uniform system of buoys and beacons. (a) Uniformity in color of buoys. (b) Uniformity in numbering of buoys.

GENERAL DIVISION 13.

The establishment of a Permanent International Maritime Commission.

(a) The composition of the commission. (b) Its powers and authority.

PROPOSED GROUPING OF SUBJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION BY COMMIT

TEES OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONFERENCE.

1. Rules of the road and signals—General Divisions 1 and 8. 2. Saving of life and property from shipwreck by operations from shore

General Division 5, subdivision 2. 3. Construction and equipment of vessels, and saving of life and prop

erty from shipwreck at sea-General Divisions 2, 3, and 4, and

subdivision No. 1 of 5. 4. Qualifications of officers and seamen-General Division 6. 5. Steam lanes-General Division 7. 6. Official inquiries into shipwrecks and other casualties—General Di.

vision 5, subdivision No. 3. 7. Transmission of warnings and information, buoys, etc.—General Di.

visions 9, 10, 11, and 12. 8. Permanent Maritime Commission-General Division 13. All of which is respectfully submitted.

S. R. FRANKLIN,

Rear-Admiral.
W.T. SAMPSON,
Commander, United States Navy.

S. I. KIMBALL,
General Superintendent Life-Saving Service.
JAS. W. NORCROSS,

Master Mariner.
JOHN W. SHACKFORD,

Master, Merchant Marine. WILLIAM W. GOODRICH,

Counsclor at Law.

ANNEX VII.

LIST OF GOVERNMENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONFERENCE, TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THE

DELEGATES BY WHOM THEY WERE REPRESENTED.

Austria-Hungary:

Baron de Spaun, Rear-Admiral Imperial Royal Navy.
Lieutenant Anton Sanchez de la Cerda, Aid-de-Camp and Secre-

tary. Belgium :

Mr. Theobald Verbrugghe. Brazil:

Captain Joaquim Antonio Cordovil Maurity, Brazilian Navy.

Captain Luiz Felippe de Saldanha da Gama, Brazilian Navy. Chili:

Rear-Admiral Oscar Viel, Chilian Navy.

Lieutenant Ricardo Beaugency, Chilian Navy.
China :

Captain A. M. Bisbee, Coast Inspector, Custom-House.
Commander Chen Ngen Tao, Imperial Chinese Navy.

Lieutenant Chia Ni Hsi, Imperial Chinese Nary.
Costa Rica :

Don Manuel Aragon. Denmark :

Mr. Kammerherre Garde.

Mr. A. Schneider, Tonpage and Registry Department, Copenhagen.
France :
Captain E. Richard, Naval Attaché, French Embassy London,

England.
Captain Henri Lanneluc, Vice-President of the Geographical Soci-

ety of Bordeaux.
Mr. Henri Vetillart, Engineer in Chief of Bridges and Roads.
Mr. Charles Ribiere, Engineer of the First Class.
Mr. George Denis Weil, Judge of the Tribunal of the First

Instance of the Seine.

Germany :
Dr. F. Sieveking, President of the Hanseatic High Court of Ap-

peal, Hamburg.
Kapitän sur See Mensing, Imperial Navy.
Mr. August Feigel, Consul-General of Germany, New York City,

U. S. A.
Privy Councilor Christian Donner, Retired Captain, German Navy.

Mr. Walter Blaess, Secretary.
Great Britain :

Mr. Charles Hall, Q. C., M. P.
Admiral Sir R. More Molyneux, K. O. B.
Admiral N. Bowden-Smith.
Mr. Thomas Gray, C. B., Assistant Secretary Marine Department,

Board of Trade, London.
Admiral Sir George Nares, K. O. B., Board of Trade, London.
Captain Henry Wyatt, P. and O. Steam-ship Company.
Captain T. G. Kendall, Dublin Steam Packet Company.
Mr. James Wimshurst.

Mr. Cecil A. Spring Rice, Secretary.
Guatemala :

Mr. Fernando Cruz, Minister of Guatemala at Washington. Hawaii :

Mr. H. A. P. Carter, Hawaiian Minister at Washington. Honduras : Dr. Don Jeronimno Zelaya, Diplomatic Representative of Honduras

at Washington. Italy:

Raphael Settembrini, Capitano di Vascello Ra Marina.
Japan:

Shiuzo Tsukahara, Imperial Department of Communications, Tokio.
Lieutenant R. Baba, I. N., Naval Attaché to Japanese Legation

at Washington. Merico:

Señor Don Matias Romero, Mexican Minister to Washington.

Señor Don Angel Ortiz Monasterio, Commodore Mexican Navy. Nicaragua:

A. C. Cheney, President Nicaragua Canal Company.
Netherlands:

Mr. G. de Weckherlin, Minister to Washington.
Mr. G. H. Van Steyn, Commander of The Netherlands Royal Navy.

Mr. D. Hubert, Captain Steam Navigation Company.
Norway:

Mr. T. Salvesen, Captain Norwegian Royal Navy.
Mr. S. W. Flood, General Agent for Norwegian Marine Insurance

Clubs.

Portugal:

Mr. T. de Souza Roza, Diplomatic Representative at Washington. Russia:

Vice-Admiral Kaznakoff, Chief Inspector of Marine Artillery. Siam: Mr. Frederick Verney, Secretary Siamese Legation, London,

England. Spain: Señor Don I. Varela de Torres, President of the Spanish Marine

Commission in New York. Don Baldomero Vega de Seoane, Lieutenant Spanish Navy. Sweden: Mr. Frederick S. Malmberg, Chief of the Nautical Meteorological

Bureau. Turkey: Mavroyeni Bey, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary

of Turkey at Washington. Uruguay:

Dr. Alberto Nin, Legation of Uruguay, London, England. Venezuela: Señor Francisco Antonio Silva, Chargé d'Affaires of Venezuela at

Washington.
Señor José Andrade, Venezuelan Commission on American Claims.
United States:

Rear-Admiral Samuel R. Franklin, U. S. Navy.
Captain William T. Sampson, U. S. Navy.
Sumner I. Kimball, General Superintendent U. S. Life-Saving

Service.
Captain James W. Norcross, Master Merchant Marine.
Captain John W. Sbackford, Master Merchant Marine.
William W. Goodrich, Esq., Counselor at Law.
Clement A. Griscom, President of the International Steam Naviga-

tion Company. Lieutenant V. L. Cottman, U. S. Navy, Secretary.

STAFF OF CONFERENCE.

First Secretary.-V. L. Cottman, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy.

Secretaries.-Messrs. Cecil A. Sping Rice, Walter Blaess, and Chas. Ribière.

Assistant Secretaries.—Lieutenants Frank E. Beatty, Edward D. Bostick, Ridgely Hunt, Jobn T. Newton; Ensigns William Truxtun, and William L. Howard, U. S. Navy.

Disbursing Officer.-Haugh wout Howe.

Stenographers--English, Mr. Wm. Herbert Smith; French, Mr. H. A. Playter.

Olerk.-Mr. Jacob Fesler.

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