No. 377.
Mr. McLane to Mr. Bayard.

No. 584.]

Sir: I am advised by the minister of foreign affairs that all the powers parties to the convention for the protection of submarine cables having complied with the requirements of article 12 of said convention, it will go into operation, as agreed by the proctocol of July 7 last, on the 1st of May next. I understand that the French minister at Washington will notify you formally.

I inclose herewith a list of the powers who have adhered to the convention, and two printed copies of the laws* adopted by some of these powers in conformity with article 12.

I have, etc.,

Robert M. McLane.
[Inclosure in No. 584.]

List of the states which have ratified the convention of March 14, 1884, for the protection of submarine cables.

Germany, Argentine Confederation, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, United States of America, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Roumania, Russia, Salvador, Servia, Sweden and Norway, Turkey, Uruguay.

Japan adhered to the convention April 12, 1884.

Observation.—Persia and the United States of Colombia, which figured among the contracting States on March 14, 1884, have not ratified the convention.

  1. Not printed herewith.