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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 oz., but not exceeding 2 oz., Ild; and Ad for every additional 2 0z, 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 07., 1d; 4 oz. id, 6 oz. dd, 8 oz. zd, 16 02. 4d, and fd for every additional 202. On a Newspaper and Supplement dd ; on a Postal Card Ad. 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 exceeding 1 lb. 3d, 2 lb. 44d, 3 lb. 6d, 4 lb. 7d, 5 lb. 9d, 6 lb. rofd, zTb. is, 8 lb, is ifd, 9 lb. is 3d, 10 lb. is 45d, 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 ad, France 2d, Germany 2d, Holland 2d, Hungary 4$d, Italy 44d, Norway 4d, Portugal 51d, Russia in Europe 6}d, Spain 41d, Sweden 5d, Switzerland 31d, Turkey in Europe 7d. To the United States, is to is 6d per word. Australia, os ad to gs gd; India, 4s; by Submarine Co. (via Turkey), 35 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 zos and under £2, 3d ; £2 and not exceeding £4, 4d; +4 and not exceeding £7, 5d; above £7 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 d ; 25 to ios 60, id; 155 and 20s, id. 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 £10, on payment of cost of Telegram (minimum od), and the following commission :-For sums not exceeding £1, 4d; 62, 6d ; 44, 84 ; 67, iod; and £10, is.

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

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Africa, West Coast ...

Do. Native Possessions.
Ascension ................
Austria-Hungary .............
Belgium .............
Argentine Republic, Brazil, Buenos

Ayres, Chili, and Peru ..........
Canada, Vancouver, Nova Scotia....
Cape Colony, O. F. State, Natal....
China, Japan, Singapore.
Denmark ......
Egypt .......
France ....
Germany and Heligoland ....
Greece ....
India......
Madeira
Mauritius ...
Mexico .........
Newfoundland .........
New South Wales, New Zealand,

South and West Australia, Tas-
mania, and Victoria .......
Norway and Sweden .......
Panama .........
Queensland .........
Russia ........
Spain
United States .........

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Friday evening.

Every Monday.
Dates not fixed.

Uncertain.
Monthly.

Monthly.
Twice daily.

Twice daily.
Three times daily. Three times daily.
Weekly.

Weekly.
Wed., Thur., and Sat. Tuesday and Saturday.
I OZ
Thursday.

Every Thursday.
(and pat. Friday.

Every Monday.
Twice daily.

Twice daily."
Tues., Thur., and Fri. Monday and Tuesday.
Morning and evening. Three times daily.
Five times daily.

Five times daily.
Daily, except Saturday. Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri.
Every Friday.

Every Monday.
Weekly.

Weekly.
Monthly.

Monthly.
Nearly every day. Nearly every day.

Every alternate Tuesday. | Twice a month.
Id un. I oz. Every Friday.

Every Monday.
(and pat.
Morning and evening.

Daily.
Every week.

Every week.

Weekly.
Morning and evening. Daily.
Twice daily
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sun., Wed., Fri., Sat.

Saturday.
Ivery alternate Thursday. Everv alternate Saturday.

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COMPARISON OF BRITISH IMPERIAL WITH
METRICAL WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

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FOREIGN MONEYS,
AND THEIR VALUES IN ENGLISH AND UNITED STATES

MONEY.

Value in value in

Country.

Monetary Units.

Standard,

English
Money.

Peso

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Hayti...

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

o 4 2 1 000 Austria.

Florin......

Silver ....

o i 11 413 Belgium ..

Franc

Gold ......

oo 98 19'30 Bolivia ....... Dollar......

Silver ....

0 3 1 836 Brazil........ Milreis of 1,000 reis.. Gold

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

Gold

o 4 01 00 Central America..

Silver

o 3 1 836 Chili

Peso
Gold

9123 China ...

Tael

Pure Silver o 6 851 61'00 Cuba ..

Peso

Gold

0 3 101 02:58 Denmark

Crown
Gold

1 1 26-80 Ecuador....

Peso

Silver
Egypt .....
Pound of 100 piasters. Gold

1 0 6 4 974 France ...

Franc

Gold and Silver

Oo91 1930 Great Britain ... Pound Sterling .....

Gold.

100 4 8665 Greece

Drachma

Gold

Oo95 1930 German Empire Mark .....

Gold

0 1 0 23682 Dollar

Silver ...........

0 4 2 1 00'00 Jamaica

Pound Sterling .. Gold .... Io o 4 86*65 Japan...

Yen ...
Gold and Silver

99 70 India Rupee of 16 annas.. Silver ........

.... ...... 2 0 397 Italy ...

Lira .....

Gold and Silver . o 09} 19'30 Liberia

Dollar....

Gold

o 4 0 1 00'00 Mexico .. Dollar

Silver

0 3 7 90'9 Netherlands

Florin...
Gold and Silver

40*20 Norway

Crown
Gold

26.80 Paraguay ...

Gold

o 4 2 1 00'00 Peru. Sol Silver

836 Porto Rico

Peso

Gold

o 3 10 92'58 Portugal ....... Milreis of 1,000 reis.. Gold

o 4 5 1 080 Russia

Rouble of 100 copecks Silver ... o 3 2 669 Sandwich Islands . Dollar.....

.... Gold ...

0 4 2 I oo'o Spain Peseta of 100 centimes Gold and

19'0 Sweden ...

Crown.....
Gold

26.80 Switzerland

Franc .....
Gold and Silver

19.30 Tripoli Mahbub of 20 piasters Silver

........

7498 Tunis

Piaster of 16 caroubs. Silver .......
Turkey ..
Piaster ................. Gold ......

040 United States of Colombia Peso

Silver ..

er ......... ....o 3 1 836 Uruguay

Patacon.
Gold

94'98 Venezuela ...

Dollar..................... Gol
.. Gold and Sils

1993

Peso

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

CITIES, AND THE DAYS OF GRACE ALLOWED.

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Days of London on! l'sance.

Days of Grace. London on

Usance,

Grace. Altona 1 month after date

3 months after date! Amsterdam 1 month after date

Leipsic 14 days after accept, Antwerp 1 month after date

Lisbon 30 days after sight Augsburg 15 days after sight

Madrid 2 months after sight Barcelona 60 days after date

Malta 30 days after date Berlin 14 days after sight

Milan

3 months after date Bordeaux 30 days after date

Naples | 3 months after date Bremen 1 month after date

Oporto 30 days after sight Cadiz 60 days after date

Palermo | 3 months after date Dantzic 14 days after accept.

Paris 30 days after date Dresden 14 days after sight ... Rio Janeiro 30 days after date Frankfort 14 days after sight 4 Rotterdam 1 month after date Geneva 30 days after date

Sydney 30 to go days af, sight Genoa | 3 months after date 30 Venice 3 months after date Gibraltar 2 months after sight! 14 Vienna

"s after accept. Hamburg II month after date 112

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

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