Minister Beaupré to the Secretary of State.

No. 154.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that there has been signed by the presidents of the Argentine Republic and the Republic of Uruguay through their respective plenipotentiaries, Dr. Carlos Rodriguez Larreta, minister of foreign affairs of this government, and Señor Daniel Muñoz, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Uruguay before this government, a treaty having for its end the suppression of all lotteries within the territory of the respective republics. This treaty was on the 4th instant sent to Congress accompanied by an executive message urging its ratification, and has been referred by that body to its committee on constitutional affairs. I inclose a copy of the treaty cut from the daily record of the Senate, with translation; also a copy of the executive message above mentioned, likewise with translation.

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I am, etc.,

A. M. Beaupré.


treaty with the republic of uruguay for the suppression of the lottery.

The President of the Argentine Republic and the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, with the desire to combat gambling in their respective countries, have resolved to this end to enter into a treaty and have named their plenipotentiaries, to wit:

  • The President of the Argentine Republic, Dr. Carlos Rodriguez Larreta, minister of state in the department of foreign affairs and worship:
  • The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Señor Daniel Muñoz, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of said Republic, who having exchanged their full powers, which were found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following:
    • Article I. The contracting governments agree to suppress from the 1st of July, 1907, the lotteries of charity and philanthropy, whose drawings are at present made under official patronage in the two republics.
    • Article II. Each one of the high contracting parties promises to prohibit and to prosecute every lottery undertaking, public or private, which shall intend to establish itself or which shall establish itself in its territory, whether in the Argentine provinces or in the departments of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
    • Article III. None of the governments shall grant the character and privileges of legal personality to anonymous societies that under any pretext whatever may propose to exploit gambling by means of drawings and the distribution of prizes that depend upon chance. Before the 1st of July, 1907, the contracting governments likewise promise and agree to withdraw the legal personality which they have given to societies of this sort.
    • Article IV. The authorities of both nations will lend one another reciprocal aid in prosecuting clandestine lotteries and also those which exist under authority of the governments of other countries. In order to make more difficult the introduction of foreign lotteries, the high contracting parties will negotiate the adhesion of the republics of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile to the clauses of the present treaty, which shall not enter into effect so long as such adhesion shall not have been obtained.
    • Article V. This convention shall continue in force for the term of ten years counting from the 1st of July, 1907. But if none of the contracting parties announces to the other one year before this term expires its intention to make it cease of effect, it shall continue in force until one year after the day on which the denunciation made by one of the contracting parties shall come to the knowledge of the other.
    • Article VI. The present treaty shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be exchanged in Buenos Aires eight months after this date, or earlier if possible.

In faith of which the plenipotentiaries have signed the present treaty in duplicate and have sealed it in the city of Buenos Aires, the 27th day of the month of April, 1905.

C. Rodriguez Larreta, Jr.

Daniel Muñoz.