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and commercial agencies the foregoing will be kept and a the following additional books:

1. A record book of commercial returns, to be kept accordance with Form No. 120, in which must be stated, respect of vessels, the number, date of arrival, class, nai and tonnage of all American vessels, where belongi from whence, whither bound, and date of clearance; and respect of cargoes, both inward and outward, under disti heads, as nearly as possible, the description, quantity, a value of the same.

2. A register in detail of the official services performed American vessels and seamen, to be kept in accordance w Form No. 168.

3. A seamen's register, in which shall be recorded a detail list of all seamen shipped, discharged, or deceased at t consulate or commercial agency, and the payments made account of each, according to Form No. 124.

4. A relief book, showing the number and names of seamen relieved, from what vessel discharged, date and car of discharge, and date of leaving the consulate; embraci also the several amounts disbursed on their account, particularly described in Form No. 94.

5. A quarterly account-current book, in which shall recorded the account current furnished quarterly to 1 Auditor for the State and other Departments, according Form No. 116.

6. A protest book, for the entry of notes of marine tests, in accordance with Form No. 37.

7. A book for the entry of extended protests, in accorda with Form No. 38.

8. A daily journal is to be kept, as prescribed in Form 135.

606. Books for consular agencies.—The following books will provided by the Department of State, on the requisition of

rincipal officer, for consular agencies, viz: For inland agenies, a miscellaneous record book, fee book, invoice book; bu at seaport agencies, in addition, a protest book, extended motest book, record book of commercial returns, ship's daily burnal, and relief book. 607. Index.-When a paper of any description shall be ntered or recorded in either of the said books, the same shall e indexed by a reference both to the name of the author and he subject of the paper.

608. Papers to be labeled.—The answers received to official ters, and all other papers transmitted to the consulate, atended to be permanently kept there, shall be put in a roper place and labeled according to their subject-matter. Then a sufficient number has accumulated to form a volume, by shall be bound and indexed in the same manner as is ireeted with respect to other records.

609. Official and private books to be kept distinct.-The conalar books are to be kept distinct from those of the consul's rivate affairs; and if the consul is at liberty to transact busiless, his consular business should, if possible, be transacted n a separate apartment from that in which his ordinany comBereial or other affairs are carried on, designated by the Irms of the United States exhibited at its entrance, wherever ach an exhibition of the arms is not prohibited by the local Regulations.

610. Care of archives.—All co sular officers are instructed to ake care that the archives are kept in proper order; and with this view, as well as to facilitate reference to previous Porrespondence, they will keep in their offices registers of all the documents, papers, letters, and books which have been, br which may be, at any time received, and also of those forwarded by them on matters connected with their official duties. 611. What to be regarded as official documents. The originals of all dispatches and letters addressed to a consular office and copies of all that are written by him in his official capa ity, including all official reports and returns, all books pr sented to the consulate or sent to it by the Department State, also all the record books, as described in this artic are to be considered as official documents, and are to be depo ited among the consular archives, after being duly registeret and are to be transferred with the effects of the consulat together with the seal, press, arms, flag, and all other proj erty belonging to the United States, to his successor in offici



612. China, Japan, Siam, and Madagascar.—Ministers and con suls of the United States, duly appointed to reside in China Japan, Siam, and Madagascar—in addition to other power and duties imposed upon them, respectively, by the provision of the treaties with those countries—are invested with the jud cial authority described in Title XLVII of the Revised Stal utes, which shall appertain to the office of minister an consul and be a part of the duties belonging thereto, wherei and so far as the same is allowed by treaty.-R. S., sec. 408

613. Turkey.—The provisions of Title XLVII of the Revise Statutes, so far as the same relate to crimes and offenses com mitted by citizens of the United States, are extended t Turkey, under the treaty with the Sublime Porte of May 1 1830, and also for the exercise of jurisdiction in civil case wherein the same is permitted by the laws of Turkey or it usages in its intercourse with the Franks or other foreig Christian nations.-R. S., sec. 4125.

By the treaty with Japan concluded November 22, 1894, the jurisdit tion of consular courts of the United States in Japan is to cease an determine July 17, 1899.

614. Persia.-The provisions of Title XLVII of the Revised Statutes extend also to Persia in respect to all suits and disputes which may arise between citizens of the United States therein. All suits and disputes arising in Persia between Persian subjects and citizens of the United States are to be carried before the Persian tribunal to which such matters are usually referred, at the place where a consular officer of the United States may reside, and shall be discussed and decided according to equity in the presence of an employee of the consular officer; and it is the duty of the consular officer to see that justice is administered. All suits and disputes in Persia between citizens of the United States and the subjects of other foreign powers are to be tried and adjudicated by the intermediation of their respective ministers or consuls, in accordance with such regulations as shall be mutually agreed upon between the respective ministers. These regulations from time to time are to be submitted to the Secretary of State.

615. Barbary States, Maskat, and Samoa.—The provisions of Title XLVII of the Revised Statutes extend also to Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, Maskat, and the islands of Samoa, so far as

the same can be exercised under the provisions of treaties Į with those countries and in accordance with the usages of the

countries in their intercourse with the Franks or other Christian nations.-R. S., sec. 4127.

616. Extension of jurisdiction to other countries.—The provisions of Title XLVII of the Revised Statutes with respect to the jurisdiction of consular officers in civil and criminal cases is also extended to any country with which the United States have or may hereafter have treaty relations. The act of Congress of June 14, 1878, provides that whenever the United States shall negotiate a treaty with any foreign government, in which the consul-general or consul of the United States shall be clothed with judicial authority, and securing the right of trial to citizens of the United States residing therein

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