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TABLE SHOWING DATE OF

Of each year from the winter of 1887-88 to the winter of 1903-1903 at prominent

longitude of

(Collated from the United States Do part men t

Galveston

New Orleans

Savannah

Vicksburg

Charleston

Little Kock

Memphis

Nasbvillo

Cairo

St. Louis

Washington

Cincinnati

llaltimore.

Leavenworth—

Denver

Imllanapolis

Sprlnirlleld, 111...

Philadelphia

Keokuk

Pittsburgh

Omaha

New York

('levelanil

Davenport

Des Molncs

Toledo

Chicago

Detroit

Dubuque

Albany

UufTalo

V'ankton

Milwaukee

Grand Haven ...

Rochester

Oswego

La Crosse

St. Paul

Alpena

Mackinaw City.

Marquette

Itismarek

^•ilii'h

Moorlieail

St. Vincent

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Winter Of

1887 88.

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Dec. 25.
Oct. 31.
13.
22
30:
11.

Sept. 24.
Oct. 12.
12.

Sept. 26.
lOct. 13.
10.
11.

Sept. 28.
24.
24.
17.
24.
Oct. 14.
11.

Sept. 25.
26.
24.
Oct. 11.
Sept. 24.
21.
24.
Aug. 24.
Sept. 17.
1 J 25.

23.

21. Aug. 20. Sept. 20 Oct, 15. Sept. 23. 23.

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[Aug. 24.
Oct. 6.
Aug. 24

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B. No reliable record.

THE FIRST KILLING FROST

and indicative area centers east of the Bocky Mountains; also the latitude and such centers

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Nov. 15.

"25. Oct. 30.

"16.

"16.

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- 25.

- 17. lb.

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"26. Sept. 215. Oct. 15.

"30 Sept. 26. 29. 24 :tn. 17. "15. Sept. 25.

- 28. Oct. 16. Sept. 26.

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Oct. h'.

29. Sept. 25. Oct. 15. Sept. 26.

"30. Oct. 17. Sept.25. 25.

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Sept. 29. "16. "25. "16.

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Dec. 27..
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Nor. 28..
Dec. 5..
Nor. 27..
Dec. 6..
Nov. 27..

"28..
Oct. 22..
Nor. 28..
Oct. 30..

Sept. ii.'.
Nov. 23..
"23..
"29..
Oct. 14..
Nov. 9..
Oct. 28..
Nor. 29..

"28.. Oct. 28.. - 14.. "29.. Nov. 23.. Oct. 21.. "14.. "10.. "21).. Sept. 18.. Oct. 14..

Note.—There Is no record for the following stations as they hare been closed, rlz.: Leavenworth and St. Vincent.

il.) None reported. x Temp. 32.5, only light frost. o Heavy frost, with ice.

FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

"Furnished by the Board's special foreign correspondent, Mr. George J. S. Broomhall. Fellow of the Koyal Statistical Society).

UNITED KINGDOM.

In the United Kingdom the quarter comprises among others the following conventional weights:—

Lbs.

Wheat and Corn from the Atlantic and Gulf ports of America, from Argentina,

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ENGLAND.

The term bushel, used colloquially, varies greatly according to locality, from 32 llw. to 160 lbs.

The Board of Agriculture reckons a bushel of wheat as equal to 60 lbs., of barley equal to

SO lbs., of oats equal to 30 lbs.
A sack or coomb usually represents 4 bushels.
A sack of flour cont alns 280 lbs.

SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.

A boll or bole Is equal to 4 Winchester bushels. In Glasgow a boll represents 240 lbs. of wheat,

2«0 lbs corn and peas, 264 lbs. barley. A Wey is equal to 5 quarters, a Last to 10 quarters.

Some of the principal weights and measures In use in the grain trade of other countries are:—

THE METRIC SYSTEM.

Weights.—A kilogramme (or kilo) is equal to 2 lbs. 3 oz. 4.3*3 drams.
A quintal (100 kilos) is equal to 220.4621 lbs. avoirdupois.

A French tonne (10 quintals or 1000 kilos) is equal to 2204 621 lbs. avoirdupois.
Dry Measure.—A hectoliter Is equal to2.K'i7 Winchester bushels; 2.751 Imperial bushels.
Surface Measure—A hectare Is equal to 2.47255 English statuto acres.
Long Measure.—A meter Is equal to 1 yard, 3.370711 inches.

A kilometer Is equal to 1.093 yards, 1 foot, 10.70 inches.

RUSSIA.

A pood is equal to 36 lbs. avoirdupois.

A schetvert Is equal to5.77 Imperial bushels or6.95 Winchester bushels.

A desslatlne is equal to 2 7 acres.

A versto is equal to 0.663 of an English mile.

FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES—Continued.

AUSTRO-HUNGARY.

A Joch Is equal to 1.42521 acres. A double centner is equal to a quintal 230.4 lbs.

DENMARK.

A TOnde is equal to 3.8 Imperial bushels or 3.917 Winchester bushels.
A Pund is equal to 1.102 lbs., avoirdupois.
A Tflndelaud is equal to 1.36 acres.

GREECE.

An ocque is equal to 2.84 lbs. avoirdupois. A quintal is equal to 123.2 lbs.

EGYPT.

An oke is equal to 2.75136 lbs. avoirdupois.
A cantar is equal to 99.05 lbs. avoirdupois.

An ardeb of wheat or corn is equal to 118 okes or 324.fi lbs. avoirdupois.
An ardeb of barley is equal to 88 okes or 242.li lbs. avoirdupois.

CHINA.

A catty is equal to 1.33 lbs. avoirdupois. A picul Is equal to 133'.i lbs. avoirdupois.

JAPAN.

A Schfi is equal to 2.4507 acres.

A kokow is equal to 5.1179 Winchester bushels or 4.9629 Imperial bushels.
A kwan is equal to 8.2817 lbs. avoirdupois.

UNITED STATES TARIFF DUTIES.

ITie tariff duties upon cereals and farm products and average ad valorem rate, duty computed on the imports during the year ended June 30, 1902.

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FOREIGN IMPORT DUTIES ON GRAIN AND FLOUR.

Corrected up to April 2, 190S.

Compiled by the Board's special foreign correspondent. Mr. George J. S. Broomliall.
Fellow of the Koyal Statistical Society.

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