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are bound to observe the regulations for health, pilotage, customs, and ports, as well as the police regulations given by the proper authorities.

ART. 7. The provisions in Article 1 do not apply to a vessel on board of which there is a foreign sovereign or his official representative, or to a vessel escorting such a vessel, nor to a vessel in serious distress.

ART. 8. Concerning access of warships of belligerent Powers into Swedish ports and roadsteads and to other Swedish territorial waters there are special regulations in force.

This ordinance shall come into force immediately when issued, from which date the royal ordinance of April 22, 1904, concerning the access of foreign warships to Swedish ports and waters, shall cease to be valid.

(At the Palace of Stockholm, December 20, 1912.)

1 ADDITIONAL PROVISION

Submarines of belligerent Powers are forbidden to navigate or sojourn within the Swedish territorial waters at less than three nautical miles from the mainland or the islet or reef most distant from the Swedish coast that is not constantly under water, with the exception, however, of the sea highway in the Sund lying between the parallels of latitude drawn across the Viken lighthouse in the north (N. Lat. 56° 8' 7) and the Klagshamm lighthouse in the south (Lat. N. 55° 31' 2). The foregoing provisions shall not be applicable to cases when a submarine should be compelled by the condition of the sea or on account of damages to enter the forbidden waters; provided, however, that it shall keep on the surface and display the flag of its nation in the said waters. As soon as the cause for its entering the forbidden waters shall have ceased the submarine shall leave the said waters in as short a time as possible.

TURKEY.

There are no regulations restricting the number of men-of-war under one flag that may visit any port of Turkey, except those ports on the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.

The latter ports are closed to men-of-war by treaty stipulations, and men-of-war are only allowed to visit Constantinople by special permission obtained through diplomatic channels.

1 Notified to the Department of State of the United States by the Netherlands Legation in a note dated March 23, 1916.

UNITED KINGDOM.

December, 1912.

1. The term "ship of war" is to be understood as including all ships designated as such in the accepted sense of the term and also auxiliary vessels of all descriptions.

No special permission is necessary to enable foreign ships of war, up to a total of three vessels, to visit fortified or unfortified ports, harbors, roadsteads, estuaries, or navigable rivers in the United Kingdom.

Notice that a visit is in contemplation should, however, invariably be forwarded through the usual diplomatic channels so as to arrive, should circumstances permit of this, not less than seven days prior to the commencement of the proposed visit, and unless such notice has been acknowledged no foreign ships of war may enter or remain in the fortified or unfortified ports, harbors, roadsteads, estuaries, or navigable rivers in the United Kingdom.

2. As a general rule, not more than a total of three foreign ships of war of the same nation may visit or remain in a fortified or unfortified port, harbor, roadstead, estuary, or navigable river of the United Kingdom at the same time. Special permission should be obtained through the ordinary diplomatic channels if it be desired that this number should be exceeded.

3. The above regulations do not apply:

(a) To ships of war and vessels on board of which are embarked sovereigns, members of the sovereign's family, presidents of republics or their suites, or ambassadors or envoys to the court of His Majesty the King.

(6) To ships or vessels which are obliged by reason of damage sustained, perils of the sea, or other unforeseen causes to enter a British harbor.

(c) To vessels engaged in the superintendence of the fisheries in the North Sea in accordance with the North Sea fisheries convention.

4. At the Nore, Dover, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Queenstown, Brehaven, Milford Haven, Portland, and Rosyth the right of assigning anchorage berths to foreign ships of war and of directing them to shift berth, should the same become necessary, is vested solely in the commander in chief or senior naval officer of the port.

At all other ports, harbors, roadsteads, estuaries, and navigable rivers where there is any constituted harbor authority such right is vested in the harbor master, acting in conjunction with the coast guard or with the senior naval officer, if there be any, of His Majesty's ships present.

5. Foreign ships of war are under no obligation to take a pilot when approaching ports, harbors, roadsteads, estuaries, and navigable rivers of the United Kingdom; but within the zone of the defenses of fortified or limits of unfortified ports, harbors, roadsteads, estuaries, and navigable rivers they are subject to the regulations of the port, if any.

6. Should a foreign ship of war fail to comply with the regulations of the port, the attention of her commanding officer will first be called thereto by the harbor master or other authority, as above specified, and explicit observance of these regulations will be requested.

Should this course fail, the foreign ship of war may at once be requested to leave the harbor.

7. Upon entering any of the ports mentioned in paragraph 4 or any other port or harbor, etc., where one of His Majesty's ships is present, foreign ships of war will be boarded by an officer sent by the naval commander in chief or senior naval officer, who will offer the commanding officer the courtesy of the port.

The officer will acquaint the commanding officer with the anchoring berth that has been allotted to his ship and will obtain information as to the object and the proposed duration of the visit, the name of the commanding officer, and the information it is usual to obtain upon such occasions.

8. Should the officer sent to welcome the foreign ship of war arrive on board after she has already anchored or made fast, the prescribed notification and inquiries will nevertheless be made and the confirmation of the anchoring berth taken up or the assignation of another will also be carried out.

9. At other ports or places where there are none of His Majesty's ships present the above duties will be carried out by the harbor master or his representative, or, if there is no harbor master, by the coast guard.

At ports, etc., where there is no harbor master nor coast-guard station the foreign ship of war will be boarded by the customs officers.

(December, 1912.) [The above regulations refer only to ports in the United Kingdom.]

URUGUAY.

There are no restrictions as to the number of men-of-war under one flag that may visit any port at one time, nor as to the duration of such visit. There are no closed ports in this country.

VENEZUELA.

There are no restrictions as to the number of men-of-war under one flag that may visit any port at one time, nor as to the duration of such visit. There are no closed ports in this country.

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED

STATES REGARDING THE AMERICAN PUNITIVE EX-
PEDITION, 1916.*

Special Representative Carothers to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram.)

El Paso, TEX.,

March 9, 1916. Early this morning Villa attacked American garrison at Columbus, setting fire to several buildings and killing several American soldiers. Twenty-three Villistas were killed. It is believed Villa led attack in person. I leave for Columbus this afternoon, arriving there 4 p.m. Address care Col. Slocum, commander Thirteenth Cavalry. American troops have crossed border in pursuit of Villa.

CAROTHERS.

Collector Cobb to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram.]

El Paso, TEX.,

March 9, 1916. Following from Deputy Collector, Columbus, N. Mex.:

Columbus attacked this morning, 4.30 o'clock. Citizens murdered. Repulsed pout 6 o'clock. Town partly burned. They have retreated to west. Unable say how many were killed. Custom force and families 0. K.

Department of Justice informed that between four and five hundred Villa troops attack Columbus, N. Mex., about 4.30. Villa probably in charge. Three American soldiers killed and several injured; also killed four civilians and wounded four. Several of attacking party killed and wounded by our forces. Attacking party also burned depot and principal buildings in Columbus. United States soldiers now pursuing attacking parties across the line into Mexico. No prisoners reported taken alive.

Совв. * Printed from official texts furnished by the Department of State of the United States.

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