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ARTICLE 2.

The Final Protocol annexed to the International Convention of March 20, 1883, is completed by the addition of a number 3 bis, as follows:

ART. 3 bis. The patentee, in each country, shall not suffer forfeiture because of non-working until after a minimum period of three years, to date from the deposit of the application in the country concerned, and in the case where the patentee shall not justify the reasons of his inaction.

ARTICLE 3

The present Additional Act shall have the same force and duration as the Convention of March 20, 1883.

It shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be deposited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Brussels as soon as may be and at the latest within the period of eighteen months dated from the day of signature.

It shall go into effect three months after the close of the record of deposit.

În witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Additional Act.

Done at Brussels, in a single copy, December 14, 1900.
For Belgium:

A. NYSSENS.
CAPELLE.
GEORGES DE Ro.

J. DUBOIS.
For Brazil:

F. XAVIER DA CUNHA. For Denmark:

H. HOLTEN NIELSEN. For the Dominican Republic: JOHN W. HUNTER. For Spain:

W. R. DE VILLA URRUTIA. For United States of America: LAWRENCE TOWNSEND.

FRANCIS FORBES.

WALTER H. CHAMBERLIN.
For France:

A. GÉRARD.
C. NICOLAS.

MICHEL PELLETIER.
For Great Britain:

CHARLES B. STUART WORTLEY,
H. C. BERGNE.

C. N. DALTON.
For Italy:

R. CANTAGALLI.
C. F. GABBA.

S. OTTOLENGHI.
For Japan:

I. MOTONO. For Norway:

Cte WRANGEL. For the Netherlands:

SNYDER VAN WISSENKERKE. For Portugal:

ERNESTO MADEIRA PINTO. For Servia:

Dr. MICHEL VOUITCH. For Sweden:

Cte WRANGEL. For Switzerland:

JULES BOREL.

L. R. DE SALIS.
For Tunis:

A. GÉRARD.
ÉTIENNE BLADÉ.

And whereas the said Additional Act was ratified by the Government of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the other signatory Governments with the exception of those of Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Servia, and the ratifications have been deposited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Brussels, as required by Article 3 of the Act;

And whereas it is agreed between the ratifying Governments that the said Additional Act shall go into effect between them on September 14, 1902, notwithstanding the non-ratification thereof by the four signatory governments above mentioned, which have reserved the right to ratify the same at a later date;

Now therefore, be it known that 1, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Additional Act to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-fifth day of August in

the year of our Lord one thousand nine-hundred and two, [SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President: ALVEY A. ADEE

Acting Secretary of State.

ACCIDENT TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT.

King of the Belgians to the President.

[Telegram.)

BAGNÈRES DE LUCHON, September 6, 1902. Am glad that you escaped from the serious accident by which you have been menaced; beg you to accept my most sincere and cordial congratulations.

KING OF THE BELGIANS.

The President to the King of the Belgians.

(Telegram.)

WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, September 6. 1902. I cordially esteem Your Majesty's solicitous sympathy.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. FR 1902, PT 1-7

DEATH OF THE QUEEN OF BELGIUM.

Mr. Winthrop to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.- Paraphrase.]

LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,

Brussels, September 20, 1902. (Mr. Winthrop reports the death on Friday, September 19, at 7.25 o'clock p. m., of Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium.)

Mr. Adee to Mr. Winthrop.

[Telegram.-Paraphrase.]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, September 20, 1902. (Mr. Adee directs Mr. Winthrop to express, on behalf of the President and Government of the United States, feelings of sincere sorrow and condolence by reason of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.)

Memorandum.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, September 24, 1902. The Belgian minister called to-day and showed me a telegram he had received from the minister for foreign affairs directing him to express the sincere thanks of the King and the Belgian Government for the message of condolence and sympathy which was communicated, in the name of the President and the Government of the United States, by the chargé d'affaires at Brussels, on the occasion of the death of the Queen.

ALVEY A. ADEE,

Acting Secretary.

PROTECTION OF BELGIAN INTERESTS IN HAITI BY UNITED

STATES NAVAL VESSEL.

Memorandum.

[Translation.]

BELGIAN LEGATION,

Washington, October 6, 1902. By telegram dated October 6, the Belgian Government instructs the legation of Belgium at Washington to ask the Government of the United States to authorize the American cruiser at Cape Haitien to concert with the consul of Belgium for the protection of common interests in the Bayeux plantation.

Memorandum.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, October 10, 1902. The request in the memorandum of the Belgian legation dated the 6th instant, that the United States vessel at Cape Haitien be authorized to concert measures with the Belgian consul there for the protection of common interests in the Bayeux plantation, was communicated to the Navy Department.

That Department wrote on the date above referred to, that instructions had been issued to that end.

ATTEMPT ON LIFE OF KING OF BELGIUM.

Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.–Paraphrase.)
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,

Brussels, November 15, 1902. (Mr. Townsend reports that two shots were fired by a man in the street at the King, without inflicting any injury.)

Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay.

No. 164.]

LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,

Brussels, November 15, 1902. Sir: I have the honor to confirm my cablegram of this day:

I regret to inform the Department that an attempt has just been made upon the life of the King. .

As the King, members of the Royal family, and corps diplomatic were to-day driving away from the cathedral, after the memorial funeral service for the late Queen, a man in the crowd fired two shots from a revolver directed toward the closed carriage in which the King was seated, fortunately without inflicting any injury. It is reported that one of the shots narrowly escaped striking the Princess Clementine, who was seated in the carriage directly behind the King's.

! have called upon the minister for foreign affairs to express my horror at this dastardly attempt upon the King's life and congratulations that his life has been providentially spared. I have, etc.,

LAWRENCE TOWNSEND.

Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend.

[Telegram.)

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, November 17, 1902. The President directs you to convey, through the appropriate channel, bis sympathy with His Majesty by reason of the attempt upon his life, and sincere congratulations in his own name and in the name of the people of the United States that the King has been providentially saved from harm and the Belgian people from affliction.

Hay.

Mr. Tmon send to Mr. Hay.

No. 165.]

LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,

Brussels, November 19, 1902. SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Department's cable, dated November 17, 1902.

In conformity with instructions, I called personally upon the minister for foreign affairs to request_him to kindly convey to the King the sincere congratulations of the President and people of the United States upon His Majesty's providential escape from harm. I have, etc.,

LAWRENCE TOWNSEND.

Mr. Townsend to Mr. May.

No. 166.]

LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,

Brussels, December 3, 1902. Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 165 of November 19 last, I have the honor to inform the Department that, in addition to my personal visit to the minister for foreign affairs to offer congratulations on the escape of the King from the attempt upon his life, I wrote to the minister to the same effect.

I have received from the minister for foreign affairs a reply to my letter of congratulation, a copy and translation of which is herewith transmitted. I have, etc.,

LAWRENCE TOWNSEND.

(Inclosure.-Translation.]

Baron de Favereau to Mr. Townsend.

DECEMBER 2, 1902. MR. MINISTER: In your letter of November 19 your excellency was kind enough to inform me that you had been requested to have transmitted to the King, my august sovereign, the sincere congratulations of the President and people of the United States by reason of his having happily escaped from harm.

His Majesty was much touched by this kind message, and he has requested me to have recourse to the obliging medium of your excellency in order to transmit to their respective objects the expression of his sincere thanks. Please accept, etc.,

DE FAVEREAU.

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