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POSTAL INFORMATION. INLAND POSTAGE RATES. -Letters to any part of the United Kingdom (the Channel Islands included), if not exceeding 1 oz., are charged id; exceeding 1 02., but not exceeding 2 oz., id; and Id for every additional 2 oz. or fraction of 2 oz. An inland letter must not exceed 18 in. in length, 9 in. in width, and 6 in. in depth, except Parliamentary petitions and addresses to the Queen. A letter addressed to a provincial post office to be called for is kept a month; if addressed to a person on board a ship expected to arrive there it is kept two months. Unstamped or unpaid letters are charged double postage on delivery. The Registration Fee for Inland and Foreign letters is ad.

Book or NEWSPAPER Post.-Any book packet, open at both ends, may be sent to any part of the United Kingdom at a rate of- not exceeding 2 oz., 1d; 4 oz. id, 6 oz. ild, 8 oz. zd, 16 oz. 4d, and Id for every additional 2 oz. Newspaper and Supplement d ; on a Postal Card Id. No book packet may exceed 5 lbs. in weight,

18 in. in length, 9 in. in width, or 6 in. in depth, unless it be sent to or from a Government office. Newspapers going abroad must be posted within eight days of, and inclusive of day of publication, and must be prepaid.

INLAND PARCEL Post.-Foran Inland Postal Parcelofa weight of not exceed. ing 1 lb. zd, 2 lb. 44d, 3 lb. 6d, 4 lb. 71d, 5 lb. od, 6 lb. 104d, 7 ib. is, 8 lb, is ifd, 9 lb. is 3d, 10 lb. is 44d, 11 lb. is 6d, to be prepaid in ordinary postage stamps. The dimensions allowed are: Maximum length 3 ft. 6 in., maximum length and girth combined 6ft.

TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE RATES.—Throughout United Kingdom 6d for 12 words, including the address ; fd for every additional word. Cables to Austria 44d per word, Belgium 2d, France 2d, Germany ad, Holland 2d, Hungary 4d, Italy 41d, Norway 4d, Portugal sid, Russia in Europe 61d, Spain 4hd, Sweden 5d, Switzerland 3d, Turkey in Europe 7d. To the United States, is to is 6d per word. Australia, gs 2d to gs 9d; India, 4s; by Submarine Co. (via Turkey), 3s 8d per word.

MONEY AND POSTAL ORDERS FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM.--Sums not exceeding £10 can be remitted by Post Office Order as follows: Under 20s, ad 20s and under £2, 3d; 62 and not exceeding £4, 4d; £t and not exceeding £7, 5d; above 47 and not exceeding £10, 6d. Such Orders must be presented for payment within 12 months. Postal Orders, payable within 3 months, are issued as follows: For is or is 6d, at fd; as to los 6d, id; 155 and 20s, itd. They are payable not only at any place in the United Kingdom, but can be cashed at Malta, Gibraltar, and Constantinople. Foreign Postal Orders are procurable at moderate rates.

TELEGRAPH MONEY ORDERS (INLAND).—Money can be wired between London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Margate, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Portsmouth, Scarborough, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Cork, and Dublin-in sums not exceeding 610, on payment of cost of Telegram (minimum od), and the following commission :-For sums not exceeding £1, d; 62, 6d ; £4, 8d ; 67, rod; and £10, is.

STAMP DUTIES AND REGULATIONS. INLAND BILLS OF EXCHANGE OR PROMISSORY NOTES.--For any sum not exceeding £5, id; £10, ad ; £25, 3d ; £50, 6d; £75, 9d ; £100, is; 6200, 2s; and is for every £100 or fractional part of £100.

FOREIGN BILLS.-Foreign Bills, drawn in, but payable out of the United Kingdom. If drawn singly, or otherwise than in a set of three or more, the same duty as Inland Bills. If drawn in sets of three or more, for every Bill of each set, not exceeding £25, id duty; 650, 2d; £75, 3d ;' £100, 4d; £200, 8d; £300, is; £400, is 4d; £500, Is 8d; £750, 2s 6d ; £1,000, 38 4d ; £1,500, 5s; 42,000, 6s 8d; and for every £1,000 or fractional part of £1,000, 3s 4d. Receipt or Discharge for payment of L2 or upwards, id. Bills of Lading, 6d. Charter Party, 6d. Affidavit or Declaration, 2s 6d. Agreement, under hand only, of any matter of the value of £5 or upwards, 6d. Bonds to secure any sum, commence at is 3d not exceeding 2 50, and increase is 3d for every £50 and fractional part of L50 up to 6300, then increase 2s 6d for every £100 and fractional part of £109 and upwards.

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FOREIGN MAILS.
No Colonial or Foreign letter to exceed 2 feet in length, or 1 toot in width or depth.

News- Printed Paper
PLACES.

papers,

and Books, Outward Mails from London. Inward Mails at London.

oz.
Africa, West Coast

4d | 1:10 id
id Friday evening.

Every Monday.
Do. Native Possessions

6

Dates not fixed.

Uncertain.
Ascension .....

6

Monthly.

Monthly.
Austria-Hungary .....

2}

Twice daily.

Twice daily.
Belgium

2! }d 2 oz.

Three times daily. Three times daily.
Argentine Republic, Brazil, Buenos

4
Ayres, Chili, and Peru

13
Weekly.

Weekly.
Canada, Vancouver, Nova Scotia. 21 4d 2 oz. } Wed., Thur., and Sat. Tuesday and Saturday.
Cape Colony, O. F. State, Natal.... 6

Id un. I oz. Thursday.

Every Thursday.
China, Japan, Singapore

5
1} (and pat. Friday.

Every Monday.
Denmark

23 Ad 2 oz.

Twice daily.

Twice daily.
Egypt

21

Tues., Thur., and Fri. Monday and Tuesday.
France

2)

Morning and evening. Three times daily.
Germany and Heligoland

21

Five times daily.

Five times daily
Greece

2

Daily, except Saturday. Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri.
India.......

11
Every Friday.

Every Monday.
Madeira

23 ?d 2 oz.

Weekly.

Weekly.
Mauritius

Monthly.

Monthly.
Mexico

1}

Nearly every day. Nearly every day.
Newfoundland.

27 3d 2 oz. 3 Every alternate Tuesday. Twice a month.
New South Wales, New Zealand,
South and West Australia, Tas- 6

Id un. I oz. Every Friday.

Every Monday mania, and Victoria

[and pat. Norway and Sweden

21 3d 2 oz. 1 Morning and evening. Daily. Panama

13

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Every week.

Every week.
Queensland

Weekly.

Weekly.
Russia

21 1d 2 oz.

Morning and evening.

Daily.
Spain

27

Twice daily.

Daily.
United States

2) 3d 2 oz.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Sun., Wed., Fri., Sat.

Saturday.

Every alternate Thursday. | Every alternate Saturday. West India Islands,

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COMPARISON OF BRITISH IMPERIAL WITH

METRICAL WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

MEASURES OF LENGTH.
English.

French.
Inch
2'539954 cntmtrs. | Millimètre

0'03937 inch. Foot 3.049449 dcimtrs. Centimètre

0-393708 inch. Yard 0-91438348 mètre Décimètre

3937979 inchs Fathom 1.82876696 mètre

39*37079 inches Pole 5'02911 mètres. Mètre

3.2808992 feet Furlong 201416437 mètres.

1 '093633 yard Mile

=1609-3149 mètres. Kilometre =1093•633 yards. Nautical Mile 1855'020. Myriamètre= 6'2138 miles.

Noeud =Eng. nautical mile.

SUPERFICIAL MEASURES. Sq. in.=0'000645137 sq. mètre. Acre

0'0928968 sq. mètre. Sq. mètre Sq.yd. 0:836097 sq. mètre. Are Rod

25'291939 sq. mètres. Hectare Rood 10'116775 ares.

Sq. ft.

0-404671 hectare. 1'193623 sq. yard. 0'098845 rood. 2471143 acres.

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WEIGHTS. (Troy) Grain

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Gramme gramme.

0.643 dwts. Pennyweight

1555 gramme.

15433'o troy grns. Ounce

2:679 troy 31.102 Kilogrm.=

pounds. grammes. 373-226

2'205 avoir

dupois lbs. Pound (5760 grs.)= grammes.

*373226

Myriagramme

kilogranme (Avoirdps.) Dram= 177 grm.

Quintal or

220'462125 , Ounce

=28-35 grms. Pound | 453'57 grms. Tonneau or (7000 grns.)=1 45357 kilo Millier

09842059 of 1000

a ton. Hundredweight= 50.8 klgrms.

kilos Ton

1016'o klgrms.

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MEASURES OF CAPACITY. Pint 0-567932 litre.

| 10760773 pint. Quart

Litre 1:135864 litre.

0'220 gallon. Gal. Imp.= 4'54345797 litres. Décalitre 2-20215 gallons. Peck

9'0869159 litres. Bushel

Hectolitre = 36.347664 litres.

22'0215 gallons. Sack

Kiliolitre
I '09043 hectolitres.

220-215 gallons. Quarter

2.907813 hectoltrs. Myrialitre=2202'15 gallons. Chaldron=13.08516 hectolitres.

FOREIGN MONEYS,

AND THEIR VALUES IN ENGLISH AND UNITED STATES

MONEY.

Country.

Monetary Units.

Standard.

Value in

Value in English

U.S. Money.

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£ s. d. $. cts. Argentine Republic Peso fuerte

Gold

o 4 2 1 000 Austria

Florin
Silver

1 11

41'3 Belgium Franc

Gold

o95 19*30 Bolivia Dollar. Silver

3 1 8346 Brazil. Milreis of 1,000 reis.. Gold

2 3 54'5 British Possessions in North America Dollar.

Gold

o 4 O I oo oo Central America... Peso

Silver

3 836 Chili

Peso
Gold

3 9 9123 China

Tael
Pure Silver

6 851 61'00 Cuba

Peso
Gold

3 10 ga 58 Denmark

Crown
Gold

I 26.80 Ecuador.

Peso
Silver

3 I 836 Egypt Pound of 100 piasters. Gold

6

4 974 France

Franc

Gold and Silver . o 91 19'30 Great Britain Pound Sterling.. Gold

O

4 86.65 Greece

Drachma
Gold

9! 19*30 German Empire

Mark
Gold

23-82 Hayti....

Dollar
Silver

4 2 I ooooo
Jamaica
Pound Sterling
Gold

o 4 86*65 Japan

Yen

Gold and Silver .. 4 India

99 70 Rupee of 16 annas

Silver ...

O 2 o

3997 Italy

Lira

Gold and Silver.lo 091 19.30 Liberia

Dollar
Gold

01 00'00 Mexico

Dollar..
Silver

37 90'9 Netherlands

Florin...
Gold and Silverlo 8

40-20
Norway
Crown
Gold

I 26.80 Paraguay

Peso

Gold

o 4 2 I 00'00 Peru

Silver

0 3 836 Porto Rico

Peso
Gold

3 lo
Portugal
Milreis of 1,000 reis.. Gold

o

4 5 1 080 Russia Rouble of 100 copecks Silver

3 2 66-9 Sandwich Islands Dollar...

Gold

4 I oo'o Spain. Peseta of 100 centimes Gold and Silver.

o 91

19'0 Sweden Crown.... Gold

1 26.80 Switzerland

Franc
Gold and Silver . o o 91

1930 Tripoli Mahbub of 20 piasters Silver

1 Tunis Piaster of 16 caroubs. Silver

6

1250 Turkey

Piaster
Gold

o 21 04'0 United States of Colombia Peso Silver

3 1 836 Uruguay

Patacon

Gold Venezuela

Dollar

Gold and Silverlo I 98 193

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AND

CORN MEASURES OF DIFFERENT PORTS,
With their Appropriate Equivalent in English Quarters.
AUSTRIA.

MALTA.
TRIESTE.-34 Stojas = 1 Quarter. 1or Salma= 100 Quarters.
BELGIUM

Some take 102 Salma= 100 Quarters ANTWERP.-Grain Sold by weight-1,015

MOLDAVIA.
Kilos = 2,240 Lbs.

GALATZ.-100 Kilos = 143 Quarters.
DENMARK.

PORTUGAL
8 Scheffels = 1 Toende or Tun ; 21 Tuns = VIENNA.-17 Alquieres=1 Quarter.
10 Quarters.

I Moio=3 Quarters. *Some calculate 208 Tuns = 100 Qrs. for

PRUSSIA. Wheat,and 210 Tuns = 100 Qrs.for Oats. 'Danzig-MEMEL- KÖNIGSBERG- Pil. EGYPT.

LAU.-564 Scheffels = 1 Last ; 1 Last = ALEXANDRIA.-100 Ardebs of Wheat,&c. 104 Quarters. = 63 Qrs.; 100 Ardebs of Beans=65Qrs. ANCLAM--Barth-WOLGAST-STRALFRANCE.

SUND.-1 Last = 14 Quarters. 112 Lbs. (Cwt.)= 50 8-10th Kilogrammes; BERLIN STETTIN.-I Last=13

100 Litres=í Hectolitre; 2 Hectolitres 1.12th Quarters. 88 Litres=1 Qr. ; 36 Litres= 1 Bushel; WISMAR.-1 Last=13!, or sometimes 13 1 English Ton=1015 Kilogrammes. Quarters.

RUSSIA. GERMANY. BREMEN, HANOVER. – 10 Scheffels=1 PETERSBURG- ODESSA RIGA.-2. Os. Whisp; 2 Whisps = 1 Last; 1 Last =113

min=1 Chetwert; 100 Chetwerts=72 Quarters Wheat; 11 Quarters Barley. SEA OF AZOF.-100 Chetwerts=83 Qrs.

Quarters. HAMBURG. - Last of Wheat, Pease,

SICILY. Beans=114 Quarters; Barley=104 PALERMO.- 4 Salma of 20 Tumlio, or 5 Quarters ; Oats=104 Quarters.

Salma of 16 Tumlio=5 Qrs. old measr. ROSTOCK.-1 Last = 121 Quarters.

SMYRNA-ASIA MINOR.)
HOLLAND.
ROTTERDAM.-1 Last = 104 Quarters

1 Kilo=1 Imperial Bushel.

SWEDEN. Wheat and Rye ; 10 Quarters Barley: 2 Spann=1 Tun or Barrel ; 18 Tuns=10 and 104 Quarters Oats GRONINGEN.- 1 Last = 10 Quarters Oats.

Quarters,

Some take 1764 Barrels = 100 Qrs.
ITALY.

SPAIN.
ANCONA.-104) Rubbeu = 100 Quarters.
Genoa.–24 Mini = 1 Quarter.

3 Fanegas = 1 Quarter.
*Some calculate 245 Minas, and some CONSTANTINOPLF. – 816 Kilos

TURKEY.

100 248 Minas = 100 Quarters. MILAN-VENICE.--34 Staja=1 Quarter,

Quarters. WALLACHIA. NAPLES.-5 2-5th Tomoli=1 Quarter. IBRAIL.-100 Kilos = 220 Quarters. LEGHORN.-4 Šacchi=1 Quarter.

Some take 222.

TABLE SHOWING THE USANCE, OR USUAL TERM, AT WHICH BILLS ARE DRAWN IN LONDON ON THE FOLLOWING

CITIES, AND THE DAYS OF GRACE ALLOWED.

London on

l'sance.

Days of
London on

Usance,

Days of Grace.

Grace. Altona 1 month after date 6 Leghorn 3 months after date Amsterdam 1 month after date 6 Leipsic 14 days after accept, Antwerp 1 month after date 6 Lisbon 30 days after sight 6 Augsburg 15 days after sight

Madrid 2 months after sight Barcelona 60 days after date 14

Malta 30 days after date

13 Berlin 14 days after sight

3

Milan 3 months after date Bordeaux

30 days after date 10 Naples 3 months after date Bremen I month after date -8 Oporto 30 days after sight Cadiz 60 days after date 6 Palermo 3 months after date Dantzic 14 days after accept. 10

Paris*

30 days after date Dresden 14 days after sighi

Rio Janeiro 30 days after date Frankfort 14 days after sight 4 Rotterdam 1 month after date Geneva 30 days after date Ś Sydney 30 to 90 days af, sight Genoa 3 months after date 30 Venice 3 months after date Gibraltar 2 months after sight Vienna 14 days after accept. Hamburg I month after date 12

No days of grace are allowed on bills payable at sight.

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