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ARTICLE IV.

Should either high contracting party conclude a treaty of general arbitration with a third Power, it is agreed that nothing in this agreement shall entail upon such contracting party an obligation to go to war with the Power with whom such treaty of arbitration is in force.

ARTICLE V.

The conditions under which armed assistance shall be afforded by either Power to the other in the circumstances mentioned in the present agreement, and the means by which such assistance is to be made available, will be arranged by the naval and military authorities of the high contracting parties, who will from time to time consult one another fully and freely upon all questions of mutual interest.

ARTICLE VI.

The present agreement shall come into effect immediately after the date of its signature, and remain in force for ten years from that date.

In case neither of the high contracting parties should have notified twelve months before the expiration of the said ten years the intention of terminating it, it shall remain binding until the expiration of one year from the day on which either of the high contracting parties shall have denounced it. But if, when the date fixed for its expiration arrives, either ally is actually engaged in war, the alliance shall, ipso facto, continue until peace is concluded.

In faith whereof the undersigned, duly authorised by their respective governments, have signed this agreement, and have affixed thereto their seals. Done in duplicate at London, the 13th day of July, 1911.

E. GREY,
His Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of

State for Foreign Affairs.

TAKAAKI KATO,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan at the
Court of St. James.

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND LIBERIA RESPECTING

THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA.1

d'igned at Monrovia, January 21, 1911; ratifications exchanged at Mon

rovia, May 13, 1911.

Whereas His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the President of the Republic of Liberia are desirous of readjusting the boundary line between the Colony of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Liberia, provisionally laid down by the AngloLiberian Boundary Commission of 1902–3, so that it shall correspond, as far as possible, with natural features and tribal divisions, they have, with the view of negotiating arrangements for this purpose, named as their respective representatives, that is to say:

His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Major John Grey Baldwin, His Britannic Majesty's ConsulGeneral at Monrovia;

And the President of the Republic of Liberia, the Honourable Frederick Eugene Richelieu Johnson, Secretary of State of the Republic.

The above-mentioned representatives have, on behalf and with the authority of their respective governments, agreed upon the following articles :

ARTICLE I. (a) The line marking the western boundary of the Republic shall start from the meeting point on the Moa River of the Tengea and Kunyo sections of the Kissi country, and shall be continued in a southerly direction to a point on the Maia River, so that it corresponds, between these two points, with the western boundary of the Tengea section and the eastern boundaries of the Kunyo and Tungi sections of that country.

(b) From this point the boundary shall follow the course of the Maia, Makwoi, and Mauwa Rivers to the point where the Mauwa River intersects the provisional line laid down by the Anglo-Liberian Boundary Commission of 1902-3.

(c) From this point the boundary shall follow the provisional line mentioned above until it reaches the point where that line meets the Morro River.

(d) From this point the boundary shall follow the Morro River to the junction of that river with the Mano River.

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(e) From this point the boundary shall follow the provisional line to the sea-coast.

ARTICLE II.

The boundary-line along all rivers and streams, other than the Mano Kiver, shall be the “ thalweg,” and such rivers and streams shall be open to the free navigation of both countries.

ARTICLE III.

In view of the opinion expressed by the Government of the Republio of Liberia that the area between the Morro and the Mano Rivers, which falls to the republic under the readjustment of the boundary described in Article I, is in an undeveloped condition, His Majesty's Government agrees to pay a sum of £4,000 to enable the Government of the Republic of Liberia to bring it to a state of development corresponding to that of the area which, as a result of the readjustment, will fall to the Colony of Sierre Leone.

ARTICLE IV. The boundary shall be marked out at a date to be fixed by agreement between the two governments.

ARTICLE V.

It is agreed that, where it differs from the convention signed at Freetown on the 11th November, 1885, the present convention shall be regarded as authoritative.

ARTICLE VI. It is agreed that this convention shall be deemed to be a permanent settlement of the boundary question heretofore existing between the two governments.

ARTICLE VII. It is agreed that the respective governments will facilitate an arrangement between the Colony of Sierre Leone and the local authorities of the Republic for the settlement of all disputes that may arise between the tribes on either side of the frontier.

And the said Major John Grey Baldwin, on behalf of His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the said Honourable Frederick Eugene Richelieu Johnson, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Liberia, have assented to and accepted the said articles, subject to the ratification of His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the President of the Republic of Liberia respectively.

Done at Monrovia, the 21st day of January, in the year of our Lord 1911.

J. G. BALDWIN,
His Britannic Majesty's Consul-General.

F. E. R. JOHNSON,
Secretary of State of the Republic of Liberia.

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND MEXICO RESPECTING

TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MEXICO AND BRITISH
HONDURAS.

Signed at Mexico, May 27, 1910; ratifications exchanged at Mexico, May

8, 1911.

His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, and the President of the United States of Mexico, desirous of facilitating the telegraphic communication between the Colony of British Honduras and the Republic of Mexico, have decided to conclude a convention to that effect, and have appointed as their plenipotentiaries:

His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, Reginald Thomas Tower, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Britannic Majesty in Mexico., etc., etc.; and

The President of the United States of Mexico, Señor Don Enrique C. Creel, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Who after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:

ARTICLE I. The General Federal Telegraph Department of Mexico and the Postal and Telegraph Department of British Honduras shall extend their re

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spective lines to the River Hondo which serves as divisory line between the two countries; and at a place and date previously agreed upon shall make connection by one of their wires.

ARTICLE II.

In due time an agreement shall be come to between the General Federal Telegraph Department of Mexico and the Postal and Telegraph Department of British Honduras, as to the technical conditions to govern the conducting wire and the corresponding supports of the other of the contracting parties, according to the stipulation of the preceding Article.

ARTICLE III.

Each of the high contracting parties shall bear all expenses entailed by the extension of its line up to the place and the time of effecting the connection of the two wires, as well as all exepenses required for the supervision, maintenance, and upkeep of the aforesaid lines within their respective territories.

The execution of the work of connecting the Mexican wire with that of British Honduras across the River Hondo, shall be at the sole cost of the agents of the General Federal Telegraph Department of Mexico.

ARTICLE IV.

The sole object of the connection of the Federal Telegraph lines of Mexico, with those of British Honduras, is the reciprocal exchange of messages passing between the two countries, as also of messages from abroad transmitted over the Mexican Federal Telegraph lines to points situated in the territory of British Honduras, and of messages despatched from points situated in the territory of British Honduras and addressed to another country or countries for transmission over the Mexican Federal Telegraph lines, it being consequently stipulated that nothing in this convention shall require the General Federal Telegraph Department of Mexico to exchange with the government lines of British Honduras any telegrams intended for transmission to, or received from, places situated outside of British Honduras.

ARTICLE V.

The General Federal Telegraph Department of Mexico and the Postal and Telegraph Department of British Honduras shall, by common con

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