Panama Canal: Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting a Convention Between the United States and the Republic of Panama for the Construction of a Ship Canal to Connecct the Waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Signed November 18, 1903
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15 The Republic 22 ARTICLE acquire adjacent America anchorage appointed Atlantic and Pacific authority auxiliary lands bodies Caribbean charges cities of Panama claims collect concessions connect construction contained contract damages decision duties employed employees establish exercise exist fifty forces further future Government hereafter houses import imposed included interest Isthmus of Panama kind laborers limits maintenance manner mentioned necessary and convenient November 18 officers operation otherwise Pacific oceans Panama agrees Panama and Colon Panama Canal Company Panama grants Panama Railroad Parties passing perpetuity persons places Plenipotentiaries ports present convention President private lands privileges provisions railways rates reason relating Republic of Panama respective sanitation and protection Secretary Senate ship canal signed sovereignty stipulations supplies territory thereof thereto tion tolls towns TRANSMITTING treaty umpire United United States agrees vessels Washington zone zone above described zone and auxiliary
Page 10 - Panama Canal Company and any and all other rights or claims of a pecuniary nature arising under or relating to said concession, or arising under or relating to the concessions to the Panama Railroad Company or any extension or modification thereof; and it likewise renounces, confirms and grants to the United States, now and hereafter, all the rights and property...
Page 3 - II which the United States would possess and exercise if it were the sovereign of the territory within which said lands and waters are located to the entire exclusion of the exercise by the Republic of Panama of any such sovereign rights, power or authority.
Page 3 - ... or other purposes, so far as the use of said rivers, streams, lakes and bodies of water and the waters thereof may be necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of the said Canal.
Page 8 - Commissioner or Umpire, or of his omitting, declining or ceasing to act, his place shall be filled by the appointment of another person in the manner above indicated. All decisions by a majority of the Commission or by the umpire shall be final.
Page 5 - ... of fifty years and upon the expiration of said term of fifty years the system of sewers and water works shall revert to and become the properties of the cities of Panama and Colon respectively, and the use of the water shall be free to the inhabitants of Panama and Colon, except to the extent that water rates may be necessary for the operation and maintenance of said system of sewers and water.
Page 5 - The Republic of Panama agrees that the cities of Panama and Colon shall comply in perpetuity with the sanitary ordinances whether of a preventive or curative character prescribed by the United States and in case the Government of Panama is unable or fails in its duty to enforce this compliance by the cities of Panama and Colon with the sanitary ordinances of the United States the Republic of Panama grants to the United States the right and authority to enforce the same.
Page 6 - ... using or passing through the Canal or belonging to or employed by the United States, directly or indirectly, in connection with the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of the...
Page 7 - ... any restrictions, any and all vessels, dredges, engines, cars, machinery, tools, explosives, materials, supplies, and other articles necessary and convenient in the construction, maintenance...
Page 2 - Colon and the harbors adjacent to said cities, which are included within the boundaries of the zone above described, shall not be included within this grant.
Page 12 - If the Republic of Panama shall hereafter enter as a constituent into any other Government or into any union or confederation of states, so as to merge her sovereignty or independence in such Government, union or confederation, the rights of the United States under this convention shall not be in any respect lessened or impaired.