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Diam. Distance Period 7,926.5 miles and the polar diameter 7,899.5 miles;

eter. • from of rev. equatorial circumference, 25,000. The linear ve Name.

Miles. sun. Miles. Days. locity of the rotation of the earth on its axis Sun .......... 866,400

at the equator is 24,810 miles a day, or 1,440 Mercury

3,030 36,000,000 88 feet a second; its velocity in its orbit around the Venus 7,700 67,200,000

sun is approximately nineteen miles per second, Earth

7,918 92,900,000 365 the length of the orbit being about 560,000,000 Mars ....

4.230 141,500,000 687 miles. The superficial area of the earth accordJupiter

86,500 483,300,000 4,333 ing to Encke, the astronomer, is 197,108,580 square Saturn ...

73,000 886,000,000 10,759 miles, of which two-thirds is water and oneUranus

31,900 1,781,900,000 30,687 third land. The planetary mass is about 256,Neptune ..............

.. 34,800 2,791,600,000 60,181 000,000 cubic miles. The sun's surface is 12,000 and its volume Moon-The moon has a diameter of 2,162 miles, 1.300.000 times that of the earth, but the mass a circumference of about 6,800 miles and a sur is only 332,000 times as great and its density face area of 14,685,000 square miles. Her mean about one-quarter that of the earth. The force distance from the earth is 238.840 miles. The vol. of gravity at the surface of the sun is twenty ume of the moon is about 1-49th that of the earth seven times greater than that at the surface of and the density about 3 2-5 that of water. The the earth. The sun rotates on its axis once in time from new moon to new moon is 29 days 12 25.3 days at the equator, but the time is longer hours 44.05 minutes. The moon has no atmos. at the higher latitudes, from which fact it is phere and no water, presumed that the sun is not solid, at least as

VELOCITY OF LIGHT, to its surface.

Light travels at the rate of 186,300 miles per THE EARTH AND THE MOON.

| second. It requires 8 minutes and 8 seconds for Earth-The equatorial diameter of the earth is light to come from the sun to the earth.

the eartimiesterthe surt of heat andut the lume

atesthe higher the squator, tortor its axis once in and the themoon is abouts 238,840 miles. Per mear

NUMBER OF THE STARS.

According to the best astronomers the number ible through the telescope has been estimated by of stars that can be seen by a person of average J. E. Gore at 70,000,000 and by Profs. Newcomb eyesight is only about 7.000. The number vis. I and Young at 100,000,000.

TIME AND STANDARDS OF TIME. Various kinds of time are in use in this coun- 1. being its southernmost point. The second or centry:

tral section includes all the territory between i. Astronomical Time or Mean Solar Time this eastern line and another irregular line exThis is reckoned from noon through the twenty- tending from Bismarck, N. D., to the mouth of four hours of the day and is used mainly by the Rio Grande. The third or mountain section astronomical observatories and in official astronom includes all the territory between the last-named ical publications. It is the legal time of the line and nearly the western borders of Idaho, Dominion of Canada, though standard" and Nevada and Arizona. The fourth or Pacific sec"mean" time are in general use there as in this tion includes all •the territory of the United States country.

between the boundary of the mountain section 2. Mean Local Time-This is the kind that was and the Pacific coast. Inside of each of these in almost universal use prior to the introduction sections standard time is uniform and the time of standard time. This time is based upon the of each section differs from that next to it by time when the mean sun* crosses the meridian exactly one hour, as shown on the map. and the day begins at midnight. When divided *Owing to the eccentricity of the earth's orbit into civil divisions-years, months, weeks, days, and the inclination of the equator to the ecliptic, etc.-it is sometimes called civil time.

the apparent motion of the sun is retarded or 3. Standard Time-For the convenience of the accelerated according to the earth's place in its railroads and business in general a standard of orbit. Hence, to take the actual sun as a guide time was established by mutual agreement in 1883 would necessitate years, days and their subdiand by this calculation trains are now run and visions of unequal length. Therefore an imaglocal time is regulated. By this system the inary or “mean sun" was invented. The differ

ence between apparent and mean time is called longitude, is divided into four time sections, each | the "equation of time and may amount to a of 15° of longitude, exactly equivalent to one quarter of an hour in twenty-four hours. It is hour (7142° or 30m. on each side of a meridian), the difference between the figures in "Sun at commencing with the 75th meridian. The tirst noon mark” column in calendar and twelve hours. or eastern section includes all territory between The figures on a correct sun dial give the apthe Atlantic coast and an irregular line drawn parent time. from Buffalo to Charleston, S. C., the latter city

STANDARDS OF TIME. The following is the table of times, based upon the meridians used by the United States and Canada:

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NAME OF TIME.

Degrees.

Central meridian
from Greenwich.

Nearest place.

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City;

Intercolonial or Atlantic....

4 hours west.... About 34% degrees east of Halifax, N.S. Eastern..

5 hours west.... Between New York and Philadelphia. Central......

90 6 hours west..... St. Louis and New Orleans. Mountain.

105 7 hours west.... Denver, Col. Pacific...

120 8 hours west.... 15 degrees east of Sacramento, Cal. Sitka......

9 hours west.... .1/4 degree east of Sitka, Alaska. Tahiti..

150 10 hours west.... .1% degree west of the island of Tahiti, Hawalian......

15746 110 hrs. 31 min. west. Near center of Molokai. It is obvious that to express the time of rising continent (see note at bottom of February caland setting of the sun and moon in standard time endar), and persons having obtained the mean would limit the usefulness of such data to the time by the rising or setting of the sun or moon single point or place for which it was computed, may easily ascertain the correct standard time while in mean time it is practically correct for of any event by making use of the following ta. places as widely separated as the width of the ble and map:

STANDARD TIME TABLE.
To obtain standard time, add or subtract the figures given to local time.
Standard Correc-
Standard Correc-

Standard Correc-
ortion,
ortion,

ortion, City. division. Min. division. Min. City.

division. Min. Albany, N. Y.-Eastern.. Sub. Harrisburg. Pa.-Eastern. Add 7 Pensacola, Fla.-Central.Sub. 11 Austin, Texas–Central... Add 31 Houston, Tex.-Central. . Add 21 Philadelphia, Pa.-East.. Add 1 Baltimore, MD.-Eastern. Add 6 Iluntsville, Ala.-Cent... Sub. 12 Pittsburg. Pa.-Eastern.. Add 20 Baton Rouge, La.-Cent.. Add 4 Indianapolis, Ind.-Cent..Sub. 16 Portland, Me.-Eastern..Sub, 19 Bismarck, N. D.-Cent.. Add 43 Jackson, Miss.-Central. . Add 1 Providence, R. 1.-East..Sub. 11 Boston, Mass.-Eastern..Sub. 16 Jacksonville, Fla.-Cent.Sub. 33 Quincy, Ill.-Central..... Add 6 Buffalo, N, Y.-Eastern .. Add 16 Janesville, Wis.-Cent...Sub. 1 Raleigh, N. C.-Eastern.. Add 15 Burlington, Iowa-Cent.. Add 5 Jefferson City, Mo.-Cent. Add 9 Richmond, Va.-Eastern. Add 10 Cairo, 111.-Central......Sub. 3 Kansas City, Mo.-Cent.. Add 19 Rochester, N. Y.-East.. Add 11 Charleston, S. C.-East.. Add 20 Keokuk, Iowa-Central... Add 6 Rock Island, Ill.-Cent... Add 3 Chicago, Ill. --Central.... Sub. 10 Knoxville, Tenn.-Cent..Sub. 24 S. Francisco, Cal.-Pac. Add 10 Cincinnati, 0.–Central..Sub. 22 LaCrosse, Wis.-Central. . Add 5 Santa Fe, N.M.- Mountain. Add 4 Cleveland, 0.-Central... Sub. 33 Lawrence, Kas.-Central. Add 21 Savannah, Ga.-Central..Sub. 36 Columbia, s. C.-Eastern. Add 24 Lexington, Ky.-Central..Sub. 23 Shreveport, La.-Central. Add 15 Columbus, 0.–Central... Sub. 28 Little Rock, Ark.-Cent.. Add 9 Springfield, ill.-Central..Sub. 2 Dayton, 0.-Central......Sub. 23 Louisville, Ky.-Central..Sub. 18 St. Joseph, Mo.-Cent.... Add 19 Denver, Col.-Mountain.. Add 0 Lynchburg. Va.-Eastern. Add 17 St. Louis, Mo.-Central.. Add 1 Des Moines, Ia.-Central. Add 14 Memphis, Tenn.-Cent... Sub. 0 St. Paul, Minn.--Cent... Add 12 Detroit, Mich.-Central. .Sub. 28 Milwaukee, Wis.-Cent...Sub. 8 Superior City, Wis.-Cent. Add 8 Dubuque, Iowa-Central.. Add 3 Mobile, Ala.--Central.... Sub. S Syracuse, N. Y.-East... Add 5 Duluth, Minn. --Central.. Add 9 Montgomery. Ala.-Cent..Sub. 15 Toledo, o. - Central......Sub. 26 Erie, Pa.-Central.......Sub. 39 Nashville, Tenn.-Cent...Sub. 13 Trenton, N. J.-Eastern. Sub. 1 Evansville, Ind.-Central.Sub. 10 N. Haven, Conn.-East.. Sub. 8 Utica, N. Y.-Eastern .... Add 1 Ft. Gibson, Ch. N.-Cent. Add 21 New Orleans, La.-Cent.. Add 0 Washington, D. C.-East. Add 8 Fort Smith. Ark.-Cent.. Add 19 New York, N. Y.-East.Sub. 4 Wheeling, W. Va.-East.. Add 23 Fort Wayne, Ind.–Cent.Sub. 20 Norfolk, Va.-Eastern.... Add 5 Wilmington, Del.-East.. Add 2 Galena, ill.-Central..... Add 2 Ogdensburg, N. Y.-East. Add 2 Wilmington, N. C.-East. Add 13 Galveston, Tex.-Central. Add 19 Omaha, Neb.–Central.... Add 24 Yankton, S. D.-Central. Add 29 Gr. Haven, Mich.-Cent.Sub. 13

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ATLANTIC OCEAN

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MENGO 120

10S All the calculations in The Daily News Alma- North American zones indicated by the headings nac and Year-Book are based upon mean or clock of the divisions. time unless otherwise stated. The sun's rising The heavy dotted lines show the arbitrary (standand setting are for the upper limb, corrected for ard) divisions of time in the United States. The parallax and refraction. In the case of the moon plus and minus marks on either side of the meno correction is needed, as in the sun, for "par ridian lines show whether it is necessary to add to allax and refraction"; with her they are of an or subtract from the mean time of points east or opposite nature and just balance each other. The west of these lines to arrive at actual standard figures given, therefore, are for the moon's cen time. Example: Chicago is 212° east of the 90th ter on a true horizon such as the ocean affords. meridian, therefore Chicago local time – 21 x 4

The calculations in each of the geographical = 10 = standard time, and for Boston standard divisions of each calendar page will apply with (eastern) time, 16m. must be subtracted from sufficient accuracy to all places in the contiguous mean time.

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FOREIGN STANDARDS OF TIME.
Central i
Fast or slow

Central Fast or slow
on
meridian.

meridian.

on Greenwich.

Greenwich. Degrees. H.M.S.

Degrees.

H. M. Japan..... 135 east 900 00 fast West Australia....

120 east 8 00 fast Spain*....

0 00 00
South Australia ...

14216 east

9 30 fast Argentina... 64+ west 351 38.8 slow New Zealand........

172% east 11 30 fast Ecuador.......

81+ west 5 21 15 slow Victoria .......... Natal........

30 east 2 00 00

2 00 00

fast New South Wales.
fast

150 east
fast Queensland .......

10 00 Cape Colony....

fast 22% east 1 30 00 Mid-Europe...

15 east 100 00 fast Tasmania ........ Egypt.......... 30 east 2 00 00 fast Eastern Europe......

30 east 200 fast *In Spain the hours are counted from 0 to 24, avoiding the use of a. m. and p. m.

CALENDAR FOR 1909.
S M T W T F S
S M T W

S M T W T F S JAN..

APRIL
........ 1 2 3
JULY..

ос

.... 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 (11 12 13 14 15 16 17 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31............ MAY...

31............

AUG... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 FEB..... 1 2 3 4 5 6

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NOV...... 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
15 16 17 18 19

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
22 23 24 25

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 29 30 31

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28............ 30 31 ..........

28 29 30 ........

SEPT........ 1 2 3 4 MAR..... 1 2 3 4 5 6 JUNE....... 1 2 3 4 5

5 6 7 8 91011

DEC....

.. 1 2 3 4 7 8 910111213 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 15 16 17 18 19

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 28293031.... 27 28 29 30 ...

26 27 28 29 30 31

RATES OF POSTAGE AND MONEY ORDERS.

The domestic letter rate is 2 cents an ounce or fraction thereof, and it applies to the island possessions of the United States. Cuba, Canada, Mex. ico, Shanghai, the Canal Zone and Republic of Pan. ama. The foreign letter rate is 5 cents an ounce or fraction thereof, and it applies to all other foreign countries in the universal postal union,

DOMESTIC. FIRST CLASS.-Letters and all written or partly written matter, whether sealed or unsealed, and all other matter sealed or otherwise closed against inspection, 2 cents per ounce or fraction thereof. Postal cards issued by the government sold at 1 cent each; double, or reply cards, 2 cents each. Cards must not be changed or mutilated in any way and no printing or writing other than the address is allowable on the address side. "Private mailing cards" (post cards) require 1 cent postage. These cards must conform in shape and quality and weight of paper used to the cards issued by the government. Each card must be an unfolded piece of cardboard not exceeding 3 9-16 by 5 9-16 inches, not less than 2 15-16 by 456 inches, and must bear at the top of the address side the words “Post card.' Advertisements and illustrations may be printed on either side provided they do not interfere with the distinctness of the address or postmark.

Among the articles requiring first-class postage are blank forms filled out in writing; certificates, checks and receipts filled out in writing; copy (manuscript or typewritten) unaccompanied by proof sheets; plans and drawings containing written words, letters or figures; price lists containing written figures changing individual items; old letters sent singly or in bulk; typewritten mat. ter and manifold copies thereof, and stenographic notes.

SECOND CLASS.-All regular newspapers, magazines and other periodicals issued at stated intervals not less frequently than four times a year, when mailed by publishers or news agents, 1 cent a pound or fraction thereof; when mailed by others, 1 cent for each four ounces or fractional part thereof.

THIRD CLASS.-Books, circulars, pamphlets and other matter wholly in print (not included in second-class matter), 1 cent for each two ounces or fractional part thereof. The following named articles are among those subject to third-class rate of postage: Almanacs, architectural designs, blue prints, bulbs, seeds, roots, scions and plants, calendars, cards, press clippings with name and date of papers stamped or written in, engravings, samples of grain in its natural condition, imitation of hand or type written matter when mailed at postoffice window in a minimum number of twenty identical copies separately addressed; insurance applications and other blank forms mainly in print; printed labels, lithographs, maps, music books, photographs, tags, proof sheets, periodicals having the character of books. anl publications which depend for their circulation upon offers of premiums.

FOURTH CLAss.-All matter not in the first, second or third class, which is not in its form or nature liable to destroy, deface or otherwise damage the contents of the mailbag or harm the person of any one engaged in the postal service, 1 cent an ounce or fraction thereof. Included in fourth-class mail matter are the following articles: Blank books, blank cards or paper, blotters, playing cards, celluloid, coin, crayon pictures, cut flowers, metal or wood cuts, drawings, dried fruit, dried plants. electrotype plates, framed engravings, envelopes, geological specimens, letterheads, cloth maps, samples of merchandise, metals, minerals, napkins, oil paintings, paper bags or wrapping paper. photograph albums, printed matter on other material than pa per, queen bees properly packed, stationery tintypes, wall paper and wooden rulers bearing printed advertisements.

UXMAILABLE MATTER.-Includes that which is prohibited by law, regulation or treaty stipulation and that which by reason of illegible or insufficient address cannot be forwarded to destination. Among the articles prohibited are poisons, explosives or

inflammable articles, articles exhaling bad odors, vinous, spirituous and malt liquors, specimens of disease germs, lottery letters and circulars, indecent and scurrilous matter.

SPECIAL DELIVERY.-Any article of mailable mat. ter bearing a 10-cent special delivery stamp in addition to the regular postage is entitled to immediate delivery on its arrival at the office of address between the hours of 7 a. m. and 11 p. m., if the office be of the free-delivery class, and be tween the hours of 7 a. m, and 7 p. m., if the of. fice be other than a free-celivery office.

REGISTRATION.-All mailable matter may be registered at the rate of 8 cents for each package in addition to the regular postage, which must be prepaid. An indemnity not to exceed $10 for any one piece, or the actual value if less than $10, will be paid for the loss of first-class registered matter.

LIMITS OF WEIGHT.-No package of third or fourth class matter weighing more than four pounds, except single_books, will be received for conveyance by mail. The limit of weight does not apply to second-class matter mailed at the secondclass rate of postage, or at the rate of 1 cent for each four ounces, nor is it enforced against matter fully prepaid with postage stamps affixed at the first-class or letter rate of postage.

POST CARDS.-A post card must be an unfolded piece of cardboard not exceeding 3 9-16 by 5 9-16 inches, nor less than 234 by 4 inches in size; it must be in form and quality and weight of paper substantially like the government postal cards; it may be of any color not interfering with the leg. ibility of the address; the face of the card may be divided by a vertical line, the right half to be used for the address only and the left for the message, etc.; very thin sheets of paper may be attached to the card, and such sheets may bear both writing and printing; advertisements may appear on the back of the card and on the left half of the face. Cards bearing particles of glass, metal, mica, sand, tinsel or similar substances are unmailable except in envelopes.

MONEY-ORDER FEES.-For domestic money orders in denominations of $100 or less the following fees a re charged: For orders for sums not exceeding $2.50... For over $2.50 and not exceeding $5. For over $5 and not exceeding $10.... For over $10 and not exceeding $20...

10c For over $20 and not exceeding $30... For over $30 and not exceeding $40..

...150 For over $40 and not exceeding $50... For over $50 and not exceeding $60..

.20c For over $60 and not exceeding $75.... For over $75 and not exceeding $100...........300

SUGGESTIONS.-Direct your mail matter to a postoffice, writing the name of the state plainly, and if to a city, add the street and number or postoffice box of the person addressed. Write or print your name and address, and the contents, if a package, upon the upper left-hand corner of all mail matter. This will insure the immediate return of all firstclass matter to you for correction, if improperly addressed or insufficiently paid; and if it is not called for at destination it can be returned to you without going to the dead-letter office. If a letter, it will be returned free. Undelivered second, third and fourth class matter wili not be forwarded or returned without a new prepayment of postage. When a return card anners on this matter either the sender or addressee is requested to send the postage. Register all valuable letters and packages.

FOREIGN. Mail matter may be sent to any foreign country subject to the following rates and conditions:

REGISTRATION.-Eight cents additional to ordinary postage on all artieles to foreign countries.

ON LETTERS.-Five cents for each ounce or fraction thereof and 3 cents for each additional ounce. Double rates are collected on delivery of unpaid or short-paid letters.

Post CARDS.-Single, 2 cents each; with paid reply, 4 cents each.

*PRIVATE MAILING CARDS" - (Post Cards).-Two cents each, subject to conditions governing domestic post cards.

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On newspapers, books, pamphlets, photographs, Jerusalem, Korea, Liberia, Luxemburg, Ma. sheet music, maps, engravings and similar printed deira, Malacca, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Montematter, 1 cent for each two ounces or fraction negro, Morocco, Mukho (Korea), Netherlands, New thereof. Prepayment required at least in part. Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand, North

To CANADA (including Nova Scotia, New Bruns Borneo, Northern Nigeria, Norway, Orange River wick, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island).-Let Colony, Palestine, Panama, Penrhyn Island, Persia. ters, 2 cents for each ounce or fraction thereof; Peru, Pescadores Islands, Portugal, Queensland, postal cards, 1 cent each; books, circulars and sim Rhodes, Rhodesia, Roumania, Russia, St. Helena, ilar printed matter, 1 cent for each two ounces Salvador, Samos Island, Savage Island, Servia, or fraction thereof; second-class matter, same as Seychelle Islands, Siam, Smyrna, South Australia, in the United States; samples of merchandise, 1 Spice Islands, Straits Settlements, Sumatra, Swecent for each two ounces, - Minimum postage, 2 den, Switzerland Syria, Tasmania, Tobago, Transcents. Merchandise, 1 cent for each ounce or frac vaal, Trinidad, Tripoli, Tunis, Turkey, Turks Island, tion Packages must not exceed four pounds in Victoria, Wales, Western Australia, West Indies, weight-prepayment compulsory.

Zambesia, Zanzibar and Zululand (South Africa). CUBA.-Rates of postage same as to the United Rates of fees for money orders payable inStates.

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, To MEXICO.-Letters, postal cards and printed Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Hungary, matter, same rates as in the United States; sa m Japan, Liberia, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, ples, 1 cent for each two ounces; 2 cents the least New Zealand, Norway. Orange River Colony, Peru, postage on a single package; merchandise other Sweden, Switzerland, Transvaal, Trinidad: than samples can be sent only by parcels post. Orders for $10 or less.....

..........$0.08 • To SHANGHAI, CHINA.-Letters, 2 cents an ounce Over $10 and not exceeding $20...... .......... .10 or fraction thereof.

Over $20 and not exceeding $30...

.15 LIMITS OF SIZE AND WEIGHT.-Packages of sam Over $30 and not exceeding $40....

.20 ples of merchandise to foreign countries must not Over $40 and not exceeding $50.... exceed twelve ounces, nor' measure more than Over $50 and not exceeding $60..... twelve inches in length, eight in breadth and four Over $60 and not exceeding

*ceeding $70..... in depth; and packages of printed matter must 1. Over $70 and not exceeding $80.....

.40 not exceed four pounds six ounces.

Over $80 and not exceeding $90.....

Over $90 and not exceeding $100.
PARCELS POST.

Fees collected on all other international money Unsealed packages of mailable merchandise may orders (see exceptions under head of domestic monbe sent by parcels post to

ey order rates): Anguilla, W. I. Honduras. Republic of.

Not exceeding $10.. $0.10 | Not exceeding $60..$0.60 Antigua, W. I. Jamaica.

Not exceeding $20.. .20 Not exceeding $70.. .70 Australia. Japan.

Not exceeding $30.. .30 Not exceeding $80...90 Bahamas. Korea.

Not exceeding $40.. .40 Not exceeding $90.. .90 Barbados. Leeward Islands.

Not exceeding $50...501 Not exceeding $100. 1.00 Barbuda, W. I. Mexico.

The maximum amount for which a single interBelgium. Montserratt, W. I.

national money order may be drawn is, for orders Bolivia. Nevis, W. I.

payable in-
British Guiana.
Newfoundland.

United Kingdom of Great Britain
Caicos Islands,
New Zealand.
and Ireland..

. £20 10s 8d=$100
Chile.
Nicaragua.
Cape Colony.....

...... £20 10s 8d= 50 China. Norway. New Zealand..........

... £20 10s 80= 100 Colombia, Peru. Queensland ...

.. £20 10s 8d= 100 Costa Rica. Redonda, W. I.

France, Algeria and Tunis. ..Francs 515= 100 Danish West Indies. St. Kitts, W. I.

Belgium .......

..Francs 515= 100 Denmark. St. Lucia, W. I. Switzerland

.. Francs 515= 100 Dominica, W. I. St. Vincent, W. I. Italy

..... Lire 515= 109 Fanning Island. Salvador.

Portugal ..

.......Jilreis 92 reis 590= 100 Foochow, China. Sweden. The Netherlands...

Florins 243.90 cts.= 100 Formosa. Tobago. Germany

Marks 418.41= 100 Germany. Trinidad. Sweden ....

...... Kroner 371.75= 100 Great Britain. Turk's Island, W. I. Norway ...

.Kroner 371.75= 100 Grenada, W. I. Venezuela. Denmark

Kroner 371.75= 100 Grenadines, W. I. Virgin Islands. Japan ..........

100 Guatemala, Windward Islands.

Honduras ...... Honduras, British.

New South Wale

£20 10s 8d= 100 The parcels are sent subject to the following

Victoria ......

£20 10s 8d= 100 general rates and conditions:

Tasmania ............

... £20 10s 8d= 100 Limit of weight........................11 pounds

Bahamas .....

. £20 10s 8d= 100 Greatest length ....................3 feet 6 inches

The colony of Trinidad and Tobago. . £20 10s 8d= 100 Postage....12 cents a round or fraction thereof

Austria .......

....... Francs 515= 100 Greatest length and girth combined.........6 feet

Hungary ...

....... Francs 515= 100 Except that parcels for Colombia, Costa Rica

Bermuda

£20 10s 8d= 100 South Australia...

. . £20 10s 8d= 100 and Mexico must not measure more than two feet in length or more than four feet in girth.

Luxemburg, Grand Duchy of........ Francs 515= 100
Salvador ..........

100 A parcel must not be posted in a letter box, but

Hongkong ....

100 must be taken to the postoffice window and pre

Egypt

100 sented to the person in charge, between the hours

Chile ......

100 of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m., where a record will be

British Honduras.

. . £20 10s Sd= made and a receipt given therefor.

100 Mexico .....

100 INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDERS.

Russia ....

rubles 33 kopecks=100 International money orders are issued payable in Apia .....

.418.41 marks= 100 Africa, Algeria, Apia (Samoa), Arabia, Australia, Greece ...

Francs 515= 100 Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Belgium, Beloochistan, Bolivia ...

100 Bermuda, Beirut, Bolivia, Borneo, Bosnia, British Costa Rica..

10) Bechuanaland, British Honduras, Bulgaria, Cape Liberia ..

100 Colony, Caroline Islands, Cayman Islands, Ceylon, Transvaal ..

................ 100 Chile, China, Cook Islands Costa Rica, Crete, Peru .................::::

u ................................................ 1 1 Cyprus, Danish West Indies, Denmark, Dutch The value of the British pound sterling in Uniteil East Indies, Egypt, Falkland Islands Faroe Is States money is fixed by convention at $1.87; the lands, Fiji Islands, Finland. Formosa, France, German mark at 23.9 cents; French and Swiss Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain and Ireland, franc and Italian lire at 19.42 cents; Swedish ana Helgoland. Hervey Archipelago, Herzegovina, Norwegian kroner at 27 cents; Netherland florin Holland, Honduras, Hongkong. Hungary, Iceland, at 4012 cents; Portugal milreis at $1.09; Russian India, Italy, Jaffa, Japan, Jask (Persia), Java, 1 ruble at 51.46 cents.

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