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Conferences,

Colonies, possessions,

ARTICLE 11. The provisions of the present Convention are supplemented by Regulations authorRegulations, which shall have the same force and go into effect at the Post, p. 1718. same time as the Convention.

The provisions of the present Convention and of the Regulations Modifications by relating thereto may at any time be modified by the High Contract- ences. ing Parties by common consent. Conferences of plenipotentiaries having power to modify the Convention and the Regulations, shall take place from time to time; each conference shall fix the time and place of the next meeting.

ARTICLE 12.
Such conferences shall be composed of delegates of the Govern- Conf
ments of the contracting countries.
In the deliberations each country shall have but one vote.

Representation. If a Government adheres to the Convention for its colonies, posses- of Coloiden sions or protectorates, subsequent conferences may decide that such colonies, possessions or protectorates, or a part thereof, shall be considered as forming a country as regards the application of the preceding paragraph. But the number of votes at the disposal of one Government, including its colonies, possessions or protectorates, shall in no case exceed six

The following shall be considered as forming a single country for Classification. the application of the present Article;

German East Africa
German Southwest Africa
Kamerun
Togo Land
German Protectorates in the Pacific
Alaska
Hawaii and the other American possessions in Polynesia
The Philippine Islands
Porto Rico and the American possessions in the Antilles
The Panama Canal Zone
The Belgian Congo
The Spanish Colony of the Gulf of Guinea
French East Africa
French Equatorial Africa
Indo-China
Madagascar
Tunis
The Union of South Africa
The Australian Federation
Canada
British India
New Zealand
Eritrea
Italian Somaliland
Chosen, Formosa, Japanese Sakhalin and the leased territory of

Kwantung.
The Dutch Indies
The Colony of Curacao .
Portuguese West Africa
Portuguese East Africa and the Portuguese possessions in Asia
Russian Central Asia (littoral of the Caspian Sea)
Bokhara
Khiva
Western Siberia (Littoral of the Arctic Ocean)
Eastern Siberia (littoral of the Pacific Ocean).

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ARTICLE 13. The International Bureau of the Telegraph Union shall be charged with collecting, coordinating and publishing information of every kind relating to radiotelegraphy, examining the applications for changes in the Convention or Regulations, promulgating the amendments adopted, and generally, performing all administrative work referred to it in the interest of international radiotelegraphy.

Functions.
Post, p. 1733.

Expenses.

Terms with other stations.

The expense of such institution shall be borne by all the contracting countries.

ARTICLE 14. Each of the High Contracting Parties reserves to itself the right of fixing the terms on which it will receive radiograms proceeding from or intended for any station, whether on shipboard or coastal, which is not subject to the provisions of the present Convention.

If a radiogram is received the ordinary rates shall be applicable to it.

Any radiogram proceeding from a station on shipboard and received by a coastal station of a contracting country, or accepted in transit by the administration of a contracting country, shall be forwarded.

Any radiogram intended for a vessel shall also be forwarded if the administration of the contracting country has accepted it originally or in transit from a non-contracting, country, the coastal station reserving the right to refuse transmission to a station on shipboard subject to a non-contracting country.

Forwarding Bages.

Elect.

ARTICLE 15.
Application to other
Installations.

The provisions of Articles 8 and 9 of this Convention are also Are, pp. 1907, 1708. applicable to radio installation other than those referred to in Article 1.

ARTICLE 16.
Adherence of other
Governments.

Governments which are not parties to the present Convention shall be permitted to adhere to ít upon their request. Such adherence shall be communicated through diplomatic channels to the contracting Government in whose territory the last conference shall have been held, and by the latter to the remaining Governments.

The adherence shall carry with it to the fullest extent acceptance of all the clauses of this Convention and admission to all the advan

tages stipulated therein. Colontea, etc. The adherence to the Convention by the Government of a country

having colonies, possessions or protectorates shall not carry with it the adherence of its colonies, possessions or protectorates unless a declaration to that effect is made by such Government. Such colonies, possessions and protectorates, as a whole or each of them,

separately, may form the subject of a separate adherence or a sep Post, p. 1711. arate denunciation within the provisions of the present Article and of Article 22.

ARTICLE 17. graph provisions ap

The provisions of Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 17 of the plicable.

International Telegraph Convention of St. Petersburg of July 16-22, Post, p. 1739. 1875, shall be applicable to international radiotelegraphy.

ARTICLE 18. Arbitration of dis. In case of disagreement between two or more contracting GovernAnte, p. 1709. ments regarding the interpretation or execution of the present Con

vention or of the Regulations referred to in Article 11, the question in dispute may, by mutual agreement, be submitted to arbitration.

International tele

putes.

proposed.

Communication

of

Liberty as to other installations.

In such case each of the Governments concerned shall choose another
Government not interested in the question at issue.

The decision of the arbiters shall be arrived at by the absolute majority of votes.

In case of a division of votes, the arbiters shall choose, for the purpose of settling the disagreement, another contracting Government which is likewise a stranger to the question at issue. In caso of failure to agree on a choice, each arbiter shall propose a disinterested contracting Government and lots shall be drawn between the Governments proposed. The drawing of the lots shall fall to the Government within whose territory the international bureau Ante, p. 1710. provided for in Article 13 shall be located.

ARTICLE 19. The High Contracting Parties bind themselves to take, or pro- Legislation to be pose to their respective legislatures, the necessary measures for in- vol. 37, p. 802. suring the execution of the present Convention.

ARTICLE 20.
The High Contracting Parties shall communicate to one another lace

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laws enacted. any laws already framed, or which may be framed, in their respec-. tivo countries relative to the object of the present Convention.

ARTICLE 21. The High Contracting Parties shall preserve their entire liberty Lubberty as to other as regards radio installations other than provided for in Article i, Anie, p. 1707. especially naval and military installations, and stations used for, communications between fixed points. All such installations and stations shall be subject only to the obligations provided for in Articles 8 and 9 of the present Convention. However, when such installations and stations are used for pub- tlom

Marttimo service ste lic maritime service they shall conform, in the execution of such service, to the provisions of the Regulations as regards the mode of transmission and rates.

Land and ship seryOn the other hand, if coastal stations are used for general public food and service with ships at sea and also for communication between fixed points, such stations shall not be subject, in the execution of the last named service, to the provisions of the Convention except for 11

Ante, p. 1708. the observance of Articles 8 and 9 of this Convention.

Nevertheless, fixed stations used for correspondence between land and land shall not refuse the exchange of radiograms with another fixed station on account of the system adopted by such station; the liberty of each country shall, however, be complete as regards the organization of the service for correspondence between fixed points and the nature of the correspondence to be effected by the stations reserved for such service.

ARTICLE 22. The present Convention shall go into effect on the 1st day of Effect. July, 1913, and shall remain in force for an indefinite period or until the expiration of one year from the day when it shall be de nounced by any of the contracting parties.

Such denunciation shall effect only the Government in whose Denumclation name it shall have been made. As regards the other Contracting Powers, the Convention shall remain in force.

Fyzed land service,

Exchange of ratifications.

Deposit of original Convention.

Signatures.

ARTICLE 23. The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications exchanged at London with the least possible delay.

In case one or several of the High Contracting Parties shall not ratify the Convention, it shall nevertheless be valid as to the Parties which shall have ratified it.

In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed one copy of the Convention, which shall be deposited in the archives of the British Government, and a copy of which shall be transmitted to each Party.

Done at London, July 5, 1912.
For Germany and the German Protectorates:

B. KOEHLER
O. WACHENFELD
Dr. KARL STRECKER
SCHRADER
GOETSCH
Dr. EMIL KRAUSS

FIELITZ
For the United States and the possessions of the United States:

JOHN R. EDWARDS
JNO. Q. WALTON
WILLIS L. MOORE
Louis W. AUSTIN
GEORGE OWEN SQUIER
EDGAR RUSSEL
C. McK. SALTZMAN
DAVID WOOSTER TODD
JOHN HAYS HAMMOND, Jr.
WEBSTER
W. D. TERRELL

JOHN I. WATERBURY.
For Argentine Republic:

VICENTE J. DOMINGUEZ
For Austria:

Dr. FRITZ RITTER WAGNER VON JAUREGG.

Dr. RUDOLPH RITTER SPEIL V. OSTHEIM. For Hungary:

CHARLES FOLLERT

Dr. DE HENNYEY
For Bosnia-Herzegovina:

H. GOIGINGER, G. M.
ADOLF DANINGER
A. CICOLI

ROMEO Vio.
For Belgium:

J. BANNEUX

DELDIME
For Belgium Congo:

ROBERT B. GOLDSCHMIDT.
For Brazil:

Dr. FRANCISCO BHERING.
For Bulgaria:

Iv. STOYANOVITCH.
For Chile:

C. E. RICKARD.

Signatures Contde

For Denmark:

N. MEYER
J. A. VÖHTZ
R. N. A. FABER

T. F: KRARUP.
For Egypt: .

J. S. LIDDELL
For Spain and the Spanish Colonies:

JACOBO GARCIA ROURE
JUAN DE CARRANZA Y GARRIDO
JACINTO LABRADOR
ANTONIO NIETO
Tomás FERNANDEZ QUINTANA

JAIME JANER ROBINSON.
For France and Algeria:

.... A. FROUIN. For French West Africa:

A. DUCHÊNE. For French Equatorial Africa:

A. DUCHÊNE. For Indo-China:

A. DUCHÊNE. For Madagascar:

A. DUCHÊNE. For Tunis:

ET. DE FELCOURT.
For Great Britain and the various British Colonies and Protec-
torates:

H. BABINGTON SMITH:
E. W. FARNALL
E. CHARLTON

G. M. W. MACDONOGH.
For Union of South Africa:

RICHARD SOLOMON. For Australian Federation:

CHARLES BRIGHT. For Canada:

G. J. DESBARATS. For British India:

A. KIRK

E. DEMPSTER. For New Zealand:

C. WRAY PALLISER. For Greece:

C. Dosios. For Italy and the Italian Colonies:

Prof. A. BATTELLI.
For Japan and for Chosen, Formosa, Japanese Sakhalin, and the
leased territory of Kwangtung:

TETSUJIRO SAKANO
KENJI IDE
RIUI NAKAYAMA

SEIICHI KUROSE
For Morocco:

MOHAMMED EL KABADJ
U. ASENSIO

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