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may be, and so far as the law of such Colony or foreign possession will allow, to the provisions of this Treaty, by the said Governor or chief authority, who, however, shall be at liberty either to grant the surrender or refer the matter to his Government.

Her Britannic Majesty shall, however, be at liberty to make special arrangements in the British Colonies and foreign possessions for the surrender of criminals from Servia who may take refuge within such Colonies and foreign possessions, on the basis, as nearly as may be, and so far as the law of such Colony or foreign possession will allow, of the provisions of the present Treaty.

Requisitions for the surrender of a fugitive criminal emanating from any Colony or foreign possession of Her Britannic Majesty shall be governed by the rules laid down in the preceding Articles of the present Treaty.

XVIII. The present Treaty shall come into force ten days after its publication, in conformity with the forms prescribed by the laws of the High Contracting Parties. It may be terminated by either of the High Contracting Parties at any time on giving to the other six months' notice of its intention to do so.

The Treaty shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Belgrade as soon as possible.

In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have aflixed thereto the seal of their arms. Done in duplicate at Belgrade, Novenaber 23, 1900. .

(L.S.) G. F. BONHAM.

AGREEMENT between Great Britain and Siam, relative to

Taxation on Land held or owned by British Subjects in
Siam.-Signed at Bangkok, September 20, 1900.

In order to facilitate the financial arrangements of the Siamese Government, and on condition that taxation on land rented, held, or owned by British subjects, shall nowhere exceed taxation levied on similar land in Lower Burmab, Her Britannie Majesty's Government consent to the abrogation of the Schedule of taxes in five sections annexed to the Supplementary Agreement between Great Britain and Siam, signed at Bangkok, the 13th May, 1856.* His Siamese Majesty's Government having assented to the above condition, the Undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires in Siam,

* Vol. XLVI, page 146.

and His Siamese Majesty's Minister for Foreign Affairs, duly authorized to that effect, have agreed as follows :

Art. I. The words “The taxes here alluded to are those set forth in the annexed Schedule " appearing in Article IV of the agreement, supplementary to the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Siam and Great Britain, signed at Bangkok, the 13th May, 1856, shall be and are hereby deleted.

11. The Schedule, in five sections, of taxes on garden ground, plantations, and other lands, annexed to the above-mentioned Agreement, shall be and is hereby abrogated.

In witness whereof the Undersigned have signed the same in duplicate, and affixed thereto their seals a: Bangkok, on the 20th day of September, 1900, of the Christian era, and in the 119th year of Ratnakosindr.


ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to the Money Order Convention

between Great Britain and Norway, dated the th October, 1889,* relative to Telegraph Money Orders. - Simed at London, January 17, and at Christiania, January 25, 1900.

The Post Office of the Kingdom of Norway and the PostmasterGeneral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland have agreed as follows :

ART. I. Telegraph money orders for sums vot exceeding the maximum amount allowed in the case of ordinary money orders shall be exchanged between Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

II. The sender of a telegraph money order shall be required to pay, in addition to the commission to be fixed and retained by the country of origin, the cost of a telegram of advice from one country to the other.

III. The telegram of advice shall be in the French language, and shall be forwarded from the office at which the order is issued to the office at which it is payable, the following form being adopted:

* Vol. LXXXI, page 51.
+ Signed also in the Norwegian language.


(No. of the Order.)
(Omice of Payment.)




IV. The telegraph money orders, or the corresponding advices of the same, shall be delivered to the payees in accordance with the provisions of Articles LXV and XLVII of the Service Regulations appended to the International Telegraph Convention (Revision of Budapest).

V. The apportionment of the amounts received for telegrams of advice (Article III) shall accord with the regulations respecting the apportionment of amounts received for ordinary telegrams.

VI. As in the case of ordinary money orders, the Administration of the country of issue shall account to the Administration of the country of payment for one-half of 1 per cent. on the amount of telegraph money orders advised. To this end the telegraph money orders shall be entered separately by the respective offices of exchange at the end of the advico lists for ordinary money orders with the heading " Advised by telegraph.”

VII. In cases of fictitious orders, in which it may be imposeible to determine in which country a fraud may have been committed, or in cases of fraud or error in connection with the transmission of telegrams of advice over the telegraph lines of intermediate countries, or of cable companies, the responsibility for any losses involved sball be shared equally by the Norwegian and British Postal Administrations.

VIII. In other respects, telegraph money orders shall be subject to the same general conditions as ordinary money orders.

IX. The provisions of the above Additional Articles shall come into operation on the 1st day of February, 1900.

Done in duplicate, and signed at London on the 17th day of January, 1900; and at Christiania on the 25th day of January, 1900.


Name of the remitter or remitters, in accordance with the regulations for ordinary money orders.

+ Amount in figures and words in the money of the country of payment.

I Name and address in full of the payee or payees, in accordance with the regulations applying to ordinary money orders.

AGREEMENT between the British and Norwegian Post Offices

concerning the Exchange of Parcels by Parcel Post.Signed at Christiania, September 8, and at London, September 18, 1900.*

THE Post Office of Great Britain and Ireland and the Postal Administration of Norway agree to effect a regular exchange of parcels between the United Kingdom and Norway on the basis of the Parcel Post Convention of Washington of the 15th June, 1897.7

The following Regulations shall be generally applicable, not only to parcels exchanged direct between the United Kingdom and Norway, but also to parcels sent in transit to or from one of the two countries through the other :

Art. I.-1. Parcels may be forwarded by parcel post from the United Kingdom to Norway up to the weight of 11 lbs. English, and from Norway to the United Kingdom up to the weight of 5 kilog.

2. The parcels thus exchanged may be insured up to the sum of 3,000 fr.

II.-1. The two Post Offices guarantee the right of transit for parcels over their territory to or from any country with which they respectively have parcel post communication ; and they undertake responsibility for transit parcels within the limits determined by Article XI below.

2. In the absence of any arrangement to the contrary between the Administrations concerned the conveyance of parcels thus exchanged between countries not contiguous will be effected à découvert.

III. The prepayment of the postage on parcels shall be compulsory, except in the case of redirected parcels.

IV.-1. The Post Office of the country of origin shall pay to the Post Office of the country of destination the territorial postage of the latter and also the sea postage if the latter office provides for the sea service, calculated in accordance with the following Table :

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Signed also in the Norwegian language.

+ Vol. XC, page 1104. [1899-1900. XII.]


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2. The totals thus arrived at shall form the basis for determining the sums to be collected from the senders, but in fixing the rates of postage either Administration shall be at liberty to adopt such approximate amounts as may be convenient in its own currency.

V.-1. The accounting between the two Administrations in respect of insurance fee shall be at the rate of 25 centimes for each 300 fr. or fraction thereof, and shall be divided in the following

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2. The office of origin is also entitled to collect from the sender of each insured parcel and to retain a registration fee not exceeding 25 centimes.

VI. In the case of parcels originating in or forwarded by one of the two contracting countries and sent in transit through the other, the Post Office of the intermediate country shall be credited by the other Post Office with the sums due to the former for the conveyance and insurance of such parcels, in accordance with Tables to be mutually communicated.

VII. The Post Office of the country of destination may levy from the addressees, for the delivery of the parcels and for the fulfilment of Custom-house formalities, a charge not exceeding 25 centimes for each parcel.

VIII. The parcels to which the present Agreement applies cannot be subjected to any postal charge other than those contemplated by the different Articles of this Agreement.

IX. For the redirection of parcels from one country to the other, as well as for the return of undelivered parcels, a supplementary charge on the basis of the rates fixed by Articles IV and V sball be collected from the addressees or the senders, as the case may be. A supplementary charge may also be made for warehousing.

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