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Ratifications of the wireless telegraph treaty signed at London July 25, 1912, will, it is expected, be exchanged at the British capital within a few weeks by the thirty-one signatory powers. By this convention the important maritime nations of the world have linked themselves together to obtain the widest range of international usefulness of the wireless without restriction as to its further development. One of the most important provisions of the treaty is that compelling the free interchange of communication between ships and coast stations employing different systems. Other provisions of the treaty relate to the transmission of weather reports, measures to prevent the interference of long-distance with ordinary wavelengths, compelling the installation of wireless on certain classes of ships and the maintenance of a continuous watch for distress signals.

The largest sale of government timber ever made in the Northwest will be consummated April 1, when the national forestry service will dispose of two hundred and sixty-three million feet of sawed timber in the Kaniksu forest in Pend Oreille county, Washington, to the highest bidder. At the same time one hundred and ninety thousand cedar poles will be sold. The minimum prices that will be considered vary from one to five dollars per thousand feet, and it is estimated that the timber will net the government at least an average of five dollars per thousand, making a total of more than one million five hundred thousand dollars for the lot.

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