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cies against the other Government or its institutions, when not incompatible with the public interest.
For the three following purposes, namely:
(1) To facilitate the labors of the corresponding authorities in conserving and developing the marine life resources in the ocean waters off certain coasts of each nation;
(2) To prevent smuggling in all kinds of marine products;
(3) And to consider and to make recommendations with respect to the collection of the revenue from fish and other marine products.
The Government of the United States of America and Government of the United Mexican States agree as follows:
The High Contracting Parties agree that the waters dealt with under this Convention shall be the waters off the Pacific Coasts of California, United States of America, and Lower California, Mexico, including both territorial and extra-territorial waters, the latter being the westward extension of the former.
The High Contracting Parties agree to establish within two months after the exchange of ratifications of this Convention a Commission, to be known as the International Fisheries CommissionUnited States and Mexico, that shall consist of four members, two to be appointed by each Party. This Commission shall continue to exist so long as this Convention shall remain in force. Each Party shall pay the salaries and expenses of its own members and the joint expenses incurred by the Commission shall be paid by the two High Contracting Parties in equal moieties.
The Commission is hereby empowered to organize, to appoint its staff, and to fulfill the requirements of this section.
The Commission shall make a thorough study of whatever subjects are necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Section and shall submit recommendations unanimously approved by the Commission to each Government for consideration and approval covering whatever the Commission deems necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes of this section. This study shall be undertaken within two months after appointment of the Commission and the recommendations shall be submitted as soon as practicable.
The High Contracting Parties agree that if, after its study of conditions, the International Fisheries Commission recommends the adoption of regulations regarding the subjects set forth in the preamble and such regulations are approved by each Government, they shall become binding upon the authorities of both countries and shall be enforced by them.
The High Contracting Parties agree that the authorities of their respective ports shall refuse to permit any and all fish or marine products to enter the ports if brought into port from the waters specified in Article X and if the port authorities have reasonable grounds to believe that the master has obtained his cargo in violation of the laws of either of the High Contracting Parties, the regulations which may be adopted, or the provisions of this Convention. Fines may be imposed in such cases or such cargoes thus illegally obtained may be declared forfeited and sold at auction to the highest bidder. Any proceeds therefrom shall be regarded as belonging to the High Contracting Parties in equal moieties and to the extent that may be determined by the High Contracting Parties to be necessary shall be made available for use in payment of the salaries and expenses of the Commission as provided for in Article XI of this Convention.
The International Fisheries Commission will inform and will keep informed all port authorities of both nations concerning any and all regulations which may have been established.
SECTION IV-General Provisions
It is agreed that when compatible with the public interest the officers and employees of the respective Governments of the United States and Mexico shall, upon request, be directed to furnish such available records and files, or certified copies thereof, as may be considered essential to the trial of civil or criminal cases. The costs of transcripts of records, depositions, certificates and letters rogatory in civil or criminal cases shall be paid by the nation requesting them. Letters rogatory and commissions shall be executed with all possible despatch and copies of official records or documents shall be certified promptly by the appropriate officials in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the respective countries.
This Article shall apply only to cases involving matters covered by this treaty.
The High Contracting Parties agree to enact and enforce such legislation as may be necessary to make effective the provisions of this Convention with appropriate penalties for the violation thereof.
This Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the City of Washington as soon as possible.
The Convention shall come into effect at the expiration of ten days from the date of its publication in conformity with the laws of the High Contracting Parties, and it shall remain in force for one year. If upon the expiration of one year after the Convention shall have been in force no notice is given by either party of a desire to terminate the same, it shall continue in force until thirty days after either party shall have given notice to the other of a desire to terminate the Convention.
In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention both in the English and Spanish languages, and have thereunto affixed their seals.
Done in duplicate at the City of Washington this twenty-third day of December, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.
FRANK B. KELLOGG
Treaty Series No. 741
Supplementary Extradition Convention Between the United States
of America and Mexico, Signed at Washington, December 23,
The United States of America and the United States of Mexico being desirous of enlarging the list of crimes on account of which extradition may be granted under the Conventions concluded between the two countries on February 22, 1899,12 and June 25, 1902,13 with a view to the better administration of justice and the prevention of crime in their respective territories and jurisdictions, have
"In English and Spanish ; Spanish text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senatė, June 21, 1926; ratified by the President, June 28, 1926; ratified by Mexico, Jan. 29, 1926; ratifications exchanged at Washington, June 30, 1926; proclaimed by the President, July 1, 1926.
Malloy, Treaties, vol. I, 1776-1909, p. 1184.
resolved to conclude a supplementary Convention for this purpose and have appointed as their plenipotentiaries, to wit:
The President of the United States of America:
Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and
The President of the United States of Mexico:
His Excellency Señor Don Manuel C. Téllez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of Mexico at Washington:
Who, after having exhibited to each other their respective full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following articles :
The High Contracting Parties agree that the following crimes are added to the list of crimes numbered 1 to 21 in the second Article of the Treaty of Extradition of the 22nd of February, 1899, and the crime designated in the Supplementary Extradition Treaty, concluded between the United States and Mexico on the 25th of June, 1902; that is to say:
22. Crimes and offenses against the laws for the suppression of the traffic in and use of narcotic drugs.
23. Crimes and offenses against the laws relating to the illicit manufacture of or traffic in substances injurious to health, or poisonous chemicals.
24. Smuggling. Defined to be the act of wilfully and knowingly violating the customs laws with intent to defraud the revenue by international traffic in merchandise subject to duty.
The present Convention shall be considered as an integral part of the said Extradition Treaty of the 22nd of February, 1899, and it is agreed that the crime of bribery added to said original Treaty by the Supplemental Extradition Convention of the 25th of June, 1902, shall be numbered twenty-one (21); that the paragraph or crime numbered 21 in Article II of the original Treaty and relating to “Attempts” shall now be numbered 25 and be applicable under appropriate circumstances to all the crimes and offenses now numbered 1 to 24 inclusive.
ARTICLE III The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be exchanged either at Washington or at Mexico City as soon as possible.
It shall go into force ten days after its publication in conformity with the laws of the High Contracting Parties, and it shall continue and terminate in the same manner as the said Convention of February 22, 1899.
In testimony whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate, and have hereunto affixed their seals.
Done in duplicate at the City of Washington, in the English and Spanish languages, this twenty-third day of December, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.
FRANK B. KELLOGG (SEAL]
PUBLIC STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE THAT THE UNITED STATES COULD NOT ACQUIESCE IN CONTINUED VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF AMERICANS IN MEXICO
711.12/546a : Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico (Schoenfeld)
WASHINGTON, June 12, 1925—2 p. m. 132. The Secretary desires you to know that he has made the following textual statement to the press :
“I have discussed Mexican affairs with Ambassador Sheffield at great length. He has gone over the entire situation. It will be remembered that we entered into two Claims Conventions with Mexico 15 under which Joint Claims Commissions were appointed to adjust claims of American citizens for properties illegally taken by Mexico and for injuries to American citizens of their rights. These Commissions are now sitting and will, in due time, adjudicate these claims. Conditions have improved and our Ambassador has succeeded in protecting American, as well as foreign, interests. Our relations with the Government are friendly but, nevertheless, conditions are not entirely satisfactory and we are looking to and expect the Mexican Government to restore properties illegally taken and to indemnify American citizens.
A great deal of property of Americans has been taken under or in violation of the Agrarian Laws for which no compensation has been made, and other properties practically ruined and, in one instance, taken by the Mexican Government on account of unreasonable demands of labor. Mr. Sheffield will have the full support of this government and we will insist that adequate protection under the recognized rules of international law be afforded American citizens. We believe it is the desire of the Mexican Government to carry out the Conventions and to indemnify American citizens for property taken. So long as we are satisfied that this is the policy of the
"The Ambassador was temporarily in the United States. * Foreign Relations, 1923, vol. II, pp. 555 and 560.