The United States navy last week opened the new wireless station at Arlington, Va. It will keep every ship of the United States navy and every insular possession within instant communication with the capital. The radius of the new plant will be about three thousand miles when it is in working order. Communication with the Pacific coast will be attempted only at night for the present, but throughout the day the secretary of the navy, at his desk in Washington, will be within instantaneous communication with Key West, Guantanamo, Colon, the naval coaling stations, the winter maneuver grounds, and all Atlantic stations. When the plant is working perfectly and the chain of stations is completed. Washington will be in touch with Hawaii, Samoa, Guam, the Philippines. It cost about one million dollars.

An exhibition of Swedish industrial art, planned to be the most complete seen in this country since the world's fair in 1893, reaching a valuation close to five hundred thousand dollars, will be held at the club house of the Svenska Klubben, Chicago, Nov. 1 to 20. The undertaking, which has for its purpose only to show Americans how far advanced Sweden is in the industrial arts, is the work primarily of a few prominent Chicagoans who are members of the Swedish club. A further object is the encouragement of progress in the arts by the Swedes both here and abroad. The exhibit will be free to the public.

November 9, 1912

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