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of most-favored-nation rights, as long as they are not conceded to any other nonconterminous state.
The stipulations of the present treaty shall not be applicable to any of His Britannic Majesty's colonies or possessions beyond the seas unless notice to that effect shall have been given, on behalf of any such colony or possession, by His Britannic Majesty's representative in the Republic of Bolivia to the Bolivian Minister for Foreign Affairs, within one year from the date of the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty.
Nevertheless, subject to the provisions of Article 14, the goods produced or manufactured in any of His Britannic Majesty's colonies, possessions, and protectorates shall enjoy in Bolivia complete and unconditional most-favored-nation treatment so long as such colony, possession, or protectorate shall accord to goods the produce or manufacture of Bolivia treatment as favorable as it gives to the produce or manufacture of any other foreign country.
The present treaty shall come into effect ten days after the day upon which the ratifications are exchanged, and shall remain in force for ten years after such exchange. In case neither of the high contracting parties shall have given notice to the other twelve months before the expiration of the said period of ten years of the intention to terminate the present treaty, it shall remain in force until the expiration of one year from the day on which either of the high contracting parties shall have given such notice.
His Britannic Majesty's Government shall also have the right to terminate separately the present treaty at any time on giving twelve months' notice to that effect, on behalf of any British colony, possession, or dependency, as specified in Article 15, which may have acceded thereto.
It is understood that the provisions of the present and of the preceding articles, referring to British colonies, possessions or protectorates apply also to the Island of Cyprus.
The present treaty shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London, within the period of one year from the date of signature.
Done in duplicate, in English and Spanish, this first day of August in the year one thousand nine hundred and eleven.
In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present treaty and have affixed thereto their seals.
(L. S.) CECIL GOSLING.
CONVENTIONS ADOPTED BY THE FOURTH CENTRAL AMERICAN CON
FERENCE. MANAGUA, JANUARY 1-11, 1912 1
Convention regarding the annual reports to the next Central American
Conferences The Governments of the Republics of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras, through their respective delegates to the Fourth Central American Conference, which met in Managua on the first day of January of the present year, to wit:
For Salvador, Dr. Cayetano Ochoa; for Costa Rica, Dr. Manuel Echeverría y Aguilar; for Nicaragua, Dr. Máximo H. Lepeda; for Guatemala, Licenciate Manuel García Girón; for Honduras, Licenciate Saturnino Medal,
Desiring that the conferences to be held in the future shall be accurately informed in regard to the matters considered in previous conferences, as well as of the condition of each case, so as to have a better understanding of the same, have agreed to conclude a convention to this end, under the following stipulations:
1st. The governments of the five republics agree to submit, through their delegates, to the Central American Conferences to be held in the future, a detailed report containing the following matters:
(a) The decrees issued by the executive in regard to the treaties concluded by the annual conferences.
1 Boletin del Ministerio de Relaciones of the Republic of Salvador, Vol. IV, No. IV, pp. 245–249.
(b) On what dates said conventions have been considered and approved or rejected by the assembly, and when those which have been approved are to become effective, or if they are to be put in force subject to some alteration.
(c) If the reports should state that the executive has not submitted some treaty to the consideration of the assembly, or that the National Representative has not approved the same (said reports shall contain), a statement of the reasons for the first case or the objections for the second, so that the conference may consider the one or the other.
2nd. Each one of the contracting parties shall notify all the others of the ratification of the present convention by the legislative power, said notice to be considered as the exchange of the ratifications.
Signed in the City of Managua, on the fifth day of January, nineteen hundred and twelve.
(Signed) CAYETANO OCHOA.
Convention to regulate the unified Central American Consular Service
The Governments of Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras, taking into consideration that through previous conventions they have resolved to unify their consular representation, and that in order to give more effectiveness to the ends sought by those conventions there is absolute need to regulate said service, they have found it convenient to conclude a convention to that end, and for this purpose have appointed as delegates:
Salvador, Dr. Cayetano Ochoa; Costa Rica, Dr. Manuel Echeverría y Aguilar; Nicaragua, Dr. Máximo H. Lepeda; Guatemala, Licenciate Manuel Maria Girón; Honduras, Licenciate Saturnino Medal.
Who, after having communicated their respective full powers, found in due form, have agreed as follows:
The Central American International Bureau is hereby requested to prepare a regulation for the Central American Consular Service, specifying the consulates to be unified and fixing the salaries therefor according to their importance.
ARTICLE II Said regulation shall contain a detailed statement of the qualifications which those persons appointed as consuls must have, as well as their duties and powers, and whatever may tend, through them, to promote the development and growth of Central American interests abroad.
ARTICLE III Provision shall likewise be made with reference to any powers which it may be found convenient to grant to the consuls in order to encourage immigration in any republic desiring the same.
ARTICLE IV For the preparation of said regulation, the Bureau shall gather all the data and instructions which the chancelleries of the five republics may furnish to that end; and, as soon as finished, a copy of the same shall be sent to each one of the governments for their approval thereof.
ARTICLE V This convention shall in no way be an obstacle to compliance with the provisions contained in the previous conventions in regard to this matter.
ARTICLE VI Each one of the contracting parties shall notify all the others as soon as its legislative body ratifies the present convention, said notice to take the place of the exchange of ratifications.
Signed in the city of Managua in five identical originals, on the fifth day of January, nineteen hundred and twelve.
(Signed) CAYETANO OCHOA.
Convention for the improvement and safety of the telegraphic service between
the five Republics of Central America The Governments of Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras, in order to improve the existing telegraphic service between the five republics, as they consider this reform of vital importance to them, have deemed it convenient to conclude a convention to that end, and for this purpose have appointed as their delegates:
Salvador, Dr. Cayetano Ochoa; Costa Rica, Dr. Manuel Echeverria y Aguilar; Nicaragua, Dr. Máximo H. Lepeda; Guatemala, Licenciate Manuel Maria Girón; and Honduras, Licenciate Saturnino Medal,
Who, finding their respective powers in due form, have agreed as follows:
Ist. Each of the states shall establish on its own account a modern system of wireless telegraphy, placing in the Pacific and Atlantic ports and in each of the capitals of the Central American Republics, wireless stations of sufficient reach so as to be able to communicate with each other either directly or through intermediate stations.
2nd. It is provided that technical studies shall be undertaken by the telegraph directors of the five republics in order to reform the present telegraphic lines so that each country shall communicate with the adjoining one through the shortest and safest way. Said study shall be finished three months after the present convention is approved by the respective governments; and the corresponding works shall be started immediately so that the lines may be in operation as soon as possible.
This shorter way shall, in due time, be used to establish telephone lines to connect the five republics with each other.
3rd. It is agreed that the telegraphic administrative bureau of the five states shall exchange their respective regulations and orders, so that each of them may adopt and put in practice the important improvements which may be found therein.
4th. Each one of the contracting parties shall notify all the others as soon as its legislative body ratifies the present convention, said notice to take the place of the exchange of ratifications.
Signed in Managua, on the ninth day of January, nineteen hundred and twelve.
(Signed) CAYETANO OCHOA.
Convention to establish a postal and telegraphic money order service in
The Governments of Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras, desiring to further by all means possible transactions tending to protect the commercial interests of the five Central American