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Rural route maps.
Maps of those counties in which the rural delivery postal system is completely established are being issued by the post office department. The maps are published in two forms, one giving simply the rural free delivery routes starting from a single given post office, sold at 10 cents; the other, the rural free delivery routes in an entire county, sold at 50 cents. In both forms, not only the rural route is given, but also roads, rivers, creeks, schools, churches, and even residences of people living along the lines of the routes; in fact, everything in the nature of a land-mark. They are on the uniform scale of an inch to a mile. Sun-print copies are produced in response to special calls, addressed to the Disbursing clerk, Post office department. These maps should not be confused with the post route maps.
National weekly weather bulletin. 24x19 in. (Weekly Apr.–Sept., monthly remain
der of year] (Agriculture dept. Weather bureau) Per year, 25 cts. Snow and ice bulletin, 12x19 in. [Weekly during winter] (Agriculture dept.
Weather bureau) Per season, 25 cts. Weather map, 19X24 in. (daily] Washington ed. (Agriculture dept. Weather
bureau) Per month, 25 cts.; per year, $2.50. Weather map, edition issued at stations throughout the country. (Agriculture dept.
Weather bureau) Per month, 20 cts.; per year, $2.
International map of the world, United States section.
The first sheet of this map designated as sheet north K 19, or the Boston sheet, including Rhode Island and portions of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Nova Scotia has just been published. This world map, undertaken by agreement among the leading nations, is being prepared on a scale of 1 to 1,000,000; that is, 1 linear inch on the map represents 1,000,000 inches on the earth's surface, or nearly 16 miles. The map is to consist of about 1,500 sheets, covering all the land areas of the world, each sheet representing 4 degrees of latitude and 6 degrees of longitude. At the present rate of progress the United States portion will be finished within eight or ten years and when completed it will be about 16 feet in width.
The Geological survey states that there is no very accurate map of the United States as a whole. Many of the commercial maps now published are full of gross errors. This map is to be sold by the Geological survey at 40 cents a sheet.
As a preliminary to the issuance of the completed color sections of the map, the Survey is printing, in black and white, state maps on the scale of 1 to 500,000, being thus four times as large as the world map of the same area. Already such maps have been finished and printed for Vermont, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Georgia, and a dozen others are in process of
publication. These are sold by the Survey at various prices according to the size of the map. Penck, Albrecht. Plans of map of the world; recent progress in execution of map of
the world on uniform scale of 1:1,000,000 (16 miles to the inch) In 8th International geographic congress. Report, 1904. p. 553–557. (State dept.) Cloth, $1.00.
Principal transportation routes of the world. Scale 20° lat.= 2.4 in. 1909. 22.6X
53.6 in. (Commerce dept. Foreign and domestic commerce bureau) 25 cts. Transportation routes and systems of the world; development of steam-carrying power
on land and sea 1800–1908, and table of distance from New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Port Townsend to principal ports of the world and principal cities of the United States. 1909. 26 p. 4o. (Commerce dept. Foreign and domestic commerce bureau) 10 cts.
Adams, R. C. Brief history of Delaware Indians. 1906. 70 p. (59th Cong., 1st
sess. Senate document 501) 5 cts. American historical association. Annual reports, 1895—
Contain the more important papers read at the annual sessions. These constitute standard contributions to history-chiefly American--and are regarded as among the most valuable scholarly publications of the Government. Handsomely printed and well bound in blue cloth, each volume
running from 500 to 700 pages. They sell from 70 cts. to $1 each. Bond, Frank. Historical sketch of “Louisiana" and the Louisiana purchase. 1912.
14 p. maps. (Interior dept. General land office) 10 cts.
Contains also a statement of other acquisitions. The book consists of seven maps, in color, with
accompanying explanations. Brown, Glenn. History of United States capitol. 1900, 1902. 2 vols. 255 p. illus.
plans, facsimiles. large quarto. (District of Columbia committee) Cloth, $20.00.
This book, the most costly ever published by the Government, tells the story of the conception and construction of the capitol, from 1792 to 1900, with care and substantial accuracy. The pages of illustrative matter exceed those devoted to the text. Views are given of the building in every stage of its growth, including all proposed plans. Rare portraits, and the paintings and sculptures with which it is profusely embellished, are also reproduced. These volumes can not
be sold separately. Campaign for Chattanooga, historical sketch descriptive of model in relief of region
about Chattanooga and of battles illustrated thereon. 1902. 47 p. map. (Chickamauga and Chattanooga national military park commission) 10 cts.
A detailed account of movements. Century of population growth from 1st census to 12th, 1790 to 1900. 303 p. illus.
maps. 4o. (Commerce dept. Census bureau) Cloth, $1.10.
Among the early maps is a map of North America, showing all new discoveries, 1797, city maps of New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, maps of northern and southern parts of United States, maps showing changes of county lines, 1790 to 1900, etc.
Contents include in part a survey of the United States in 1790; population in the colonial and continental periods; white and negro population; analysis of the family; surnames of the white
population in 1790; interstate migration; occupations and wealth. Chinese immigration. Treaty, laws, and regulations governing admission of Chinese;
regulations approved Apr. 18, 1910. Edition of June 22, 1911. 63 p. (Com
merce dept. Immigration and naturalization bureau) 5 cts. Clark, Walter. Some defects in the Constitution of the United States; an address
to law department of University of Pennsylvania, Apr. 27, 1906. 1911. 17 p. (62d Cong., 1st sess. Senate document 87) 5 cts.
Mr. Clark (chief justice of North Carolina) advocated election of senators and judges. Colonial administration, 1800–1900 [methods adopted by principal colonizing nations,
with statements of area, population, revenue, etc., of colonies In Commerce dept. Monthly summary of commerce and finance, Mar. 1903. p. 2557–3005.
Colored map, plate of maps. 55 cts. Congressional directory. (Issued for each session of each congress) (Printing com
mittee) Cloth, 60 cts.
This directory contains biographies of all senators and representatives now members of congress, their public records, committee assignments, and home and Washington post-office addresses; also like details concerning the president and his cabinet officials; also lists of the departments, bureaus, divisions, etc., composing the government establishment at Washington, with statements as to the functions and authority of each; also names and official titles of all important government officers; also lists of diplomatic and consular representatives of foreign countries in the United States and of similar United States officials sent abroad, with much other official information.
The book is illustrated by a view of the capitol building, plans of the senate chamber and representatives hall, showing the location of the seats of members, a map of Washington, and maps of all the states, showing the boundaries of the congressional districts.
The text matter usually comprises about 476 pages.
Constitution of the United States. 1907. 37 p. 24°. (Justice dept.) 5 cts.
An exact text of the Constitution without notes. Descriptive catalogue of the road models of the Office of public roads. 1913. 29 p.
illus. (Agriculture dept. Public roads office. Bulletin 47)
Twenty-one illustrations show standard types and modern ideas. Accompanying descriptions
are given in such order as to present the historical development of road-building. Davidson, George. Examination of some early voyages of discovery and explora
tion on northwest coast of America, from 1539 to 1603. In Commerce dept. Coast and geodetic survey. Report, 1886. p. 155–253. map. 4°. Cloth, $1.00.
The author, who was very familiar with the Pacific coast on account of his work on the Pacific coast pilot, compiled the accounts of the voyages of Ulloa, Cabrillo, Ferrelo, Sir Francis Drake, and Vizcaino, giving the descriptions of the same places by the different explorers in
parallel columns. Fewkes, Jesse W. Antiquities of the Mesa Verde national park: cliff palace. 1911.
82 p. illus. (Smithsonian institution. American ethnology bureau. Bul-
Antiquities of Mesa Verde national park: spruce-tree house. 1909. 57 p. illus. (Smithsonian institution. American ethnology bureau. Bulletin 41) Cloth, 40 cts.
An interesting account of the habits and customs of the cliff-dwellers. Contains also 21 pages
of fine half-tones. Fletcher, A. C. Indian education and civilization. 1888. 693 p. (48th Cong.,
2d sess. Senate ex. doc. 95. vol. 2, pt. 2; serial no. 2264) Sheep, $1.15.
CONTENTS.-History from 19th century. Reservations. Tribes of New York. Missionary work during 19th century.
Contains some suitable historical matter. Gannett, Henry. Boundaries of the United States and of the several states and
territories, with an outline of the history of all important changes of territory. 3d. ed. 1904. 145 p. 54 maps. (Interior dept. Geological survey. Bulletin 226) 25 cts.
Also quotes extensively from the enabling acts and other source documents. Useful in detailed advance work. - The origin of certain place names in the United States. 2d. ed. 1905. 334 p. (Interior dept. Geological survey. Bulletin 258) 20 cts.
Lists thousands of place names, giving their history in one sentence each. Good for reference. Heads of families at first census, 1790.
A complete set of schedules for each state was filed in the State department, but some of these were burned by the British in 1814. The names for each state are printed in a separate book, each one having an alphabetical index. These books are sold by the Census bureau at $1.00 per volume, and all applications should be made directly to the bureau. The following states have been issued: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia. Hermann, Binger. The Louisiana purchase and our title west of the Rocky moun
tains, with a review of annexation by the United States. 1900. 12° 87 p. illus. maps. (Interior dept. General land office) Cloth, 65 cts.
A more exhaustive work than Mr. Bond's (q. v.) All territorial exhibitions are well handled; extensive quotations from debates in congress are given. The book is illustrated by pictures of
leading statesmen and by good maps. Hodge, Frederick Webb, ed. Handbook of American Indians north of Mexico.
1911. Pt. 1. 972 p. illus. map. Pt. 2. 1221.p. illus. (Smithsonian institution. American ethnology bureau. Bulletin 30) Each part, cloth, $1.50.
Contains a summation of all present knowledge about the Indian. Well-written, interesting, and valuable. Contains also synonymy and bibliography.
Hunt, Gaillard. History of the seal of the United States. 1909. 72 p. 8 plates.
8° (State dept.) 30 cts.
An account of a little known subject, based on source-documents. Rejected designs are given. Huntington, Ellsworth. The secret of the big trees. 1913. 24 p. illus. (Inte
rior dept.) 5 cts.
How changes of climate affect history. Information concerning some of the principal navies of the world: a series of tables
to answer popular inquiry. 1913. 29 p. (Navy dept. Naval intelligence
office) 5 cts. Information relative to voyage of Atlantic fleet around the world, Dec. 16, 1907, to
Feb. 22, 1909. 25 p. 1 table. (Navy dept.) 5 cts.
Contains only statistics, movements of vessels, dates, etc. No description, stories or incidents. History of Marine corps. Ordered printed 1909. 6 p. (60th Cong., 2d sess. Senate
document 719) 5 cts. Keifer, J. Warren. History of Statuary hall, giving list of statues therein, with
short history of persons represented. Speech delivered in House, Apr. 30, 1910.
In Congressional record, vol. 45, no. 114, p. 5785–5789. 10 cts.
Commerce dept. Coast and geodetic survey. Report, 1884. p. 495-617. 4°.
The work of Dr. Kohl, an eminent geographer, upon the history of discovery and explorations on the coast of America was deposited in the archives of the Survey upon its completion, means for its publication as a whole never having been available. The historical portion was printed as an appendix to the Survey report for 1884 as listed above. It includes a concise account of every exploration of our coasts from the time of the earliest Northmen to explorations made by the Engineer corps of the army in 1850, and gives a list of the maps to be found in the work in the
archives of the Survey pertaining to the various explorations. Letter of Diego Alvarez Chanca, dated 1494, relating to 2d voyage of Columbus to
America, being first written document on natural history, ethnography, and ethnology of America (translated from Spanish original, as spoken and written in 15th century, with explanatory notes, geographical and historical remarks) by A. M. F. de Ybarra. In Smithsonian Institution. Miscellaneous collections 1907. vol. 48, quarterly issue, vol. 3, pt. 4, p. 428-457. illus. 30 cts.
A valuable source document. Lieber, G. N. Justification of martial law. 1898. 25 p. (War dept. Judge
advocate-general's dept.) 5 cts.
Reprinted from North American review. Lodge, Henry Cabot. The general arbitration treaties with Great Britain and
France. 1912. 34 p. (62d Cong., 2d sess. Senate document 353) 5 cts.
Points out defects in the treaties. Sketches history of war since fall of Roman Empire, and rise of peace movement. An appendix gives a list of the arbitration treaties in force between the
United States and other countries. McGee, W. J. Siouan Indians, preliminary sketch. p. 153–204. large 8o. (Smith
sonian institution. American ethnology bureau. 15th report, 1894. Sepa
rate) 15 cts. Messages of the Presidents.
Many of these in pamphlet form are kept in stock by the Superintendent of documents, Washington, D. C., and information concerning them will be furnished upon application to him.
Mexican and Central American antiquities, calendar systems, and history, translated
from German under supervision of C. P. Bowditch. 1904. 682 p. illus. map. (Smithsonian institution. American ethnology bureau. Bulletin 28) Cloth, $1.00.
CONTENTS.-Mexican chronology.--Ancient Mexican feather ornaments.-Antiquities of Guatemala.-Mexican picture writing, of Alexander von Humboldt.-Bat god of Maya race.- Wall painting, of Mitla.-Significance of Maya calendar in historic chronology.-Temple pyramid of Tepoxtlan.-Venus period in picture writings of Borgian codex group.-Aids to deciphering of Maya manuscript.—Maya chronology.-Time periods of Mayas.- Maya glyphs.-Central American calendar.-Pleiades among the Maya.--Central American tonalamatl. ---Recent Maya investigations.--Inscription on cross of Palenque.-Day gods of Mayas.-Temple of inscriptions at Palenque.-Three inscriptions of Palenque.-Comparative studies in field of Maya antiquities.
Independent Indian states of Yucatan.-Two vases from Chama. Morgan, Lewis H. Houses and house life of the American aborigines. 1881.
281 p. 4o. illus. (Interior dept. Geological survey. Contributions to North American ethnology) Paper, $1.75; cloth, $4.00.
A very readable and interesting work of standard value. Deals also with tribal organization, the laws of hospitality, and communism in living. Takes up the Aztecs, Moundbuilders, etc., in
addition to the Indians. Mosher, R. B., comp. Executive register of United States, 1789 to 1902. 1905.
351 p. (Congress) Cloth, 40 cts.
Contains lists of presidents, vice presidents, and heads of executive departments from beginning of the government, with dates of service, laws governing their election or appointment. qualifications, etc., electorial and popular votes, and literal copies of the Declaration of independence, the Constitution, and the Articles of confederation.
Other historical documents are given, such as Washington's first inaugural, the law of the Electoral commission and facts concerning it, the law fixing the presidential succession in case of death of the president and vice president, Grant's message at the time of the disputed presi
dential election in 1877, etc. Notes on the Spanish-American war. 1900. Various paging. (Navy dept. Naval
intelligence office) 75 cts.; cloth, 90 cts.; half leather, $1.50.
Spanish. 1898. 108 p. 2 maps. 30 cts.
1899. 18 p. 5cts. 3. Sketches from Spanish-American war, by Commander (Jacobsen); translated from German.
1899. 38 p. illus. 2 maps. 5 cts. 4. Same, concluded. 5 cts. 5. Effect of gun fire of United States vessels in battle of Manila Bay, May 1,1898. 1909. 13 p.
5 cts. 6. Spanish-American war, blockades and coast defense, by Severo Gómóz Núñez; translated
from Spanish. 1899. 120 p. illus. map. 10 cts. 7. Spanish-American war, documents relative to squadron operations in West Indies, by Pascual
Cervera y Topete; translated from Spanish. 1899. 165 p. 15 cts. 8. Squadron of Admiral Cervera, by V. M. Concas y Palau; translated from Spanish. 1900.
117 p. 10 cts.
An interesting series, which includes much source material. Perkins, George C. The United States navy. Speech delivered in Senate, Feb. 21,
1908, with appendix. In Congressional record of Feb. 22, vol. 42, no. 51, p. 2397–2411. 6 cts.
This is a very comprehensive speech, giving a short historical sketch of the navy, present naval
strength, fighting strength, depth of harbors, etc. Pulsifer, Woodbury, comp. Navy yearbook. Compilation of annual naval appro
priation laws from 1883 to 1912, including provisions for construction of all vessels of new navy, with tables showing present naval strength in vessels and personnel, and amount of appropriations for naval service, also statistics of foreign navies. 1912. 846 p. (62d Cong., 3d sess. Senate document 955) 50 cts.; cloth, 65 cts.
An annual, good for reference.