Almanack for 1884

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Title:
Almanack for 1884
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24 p. : col. ill. ; 13.3 cm.
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English
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Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Printer )
George Routledge and Sons ( Publisher )
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United States -- New York -- New York
England -- London

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by Kate Greenaway; printed by Edmund Evans.
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Printed paper covers.
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS
BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL
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UARIUS T 7he Water-Bearer.

i Tu NEW YEAR'S DAY. 17 Th Siamese Twins d., 1874.
2W Burke born, 1730. 18 F Lord Lytton died, 1873.
3 Th Jos. Wedgwood d., 1795. i9 S First English Parl., 1265.
4 F Sir I. Newton b., j642. 20b S 2nd Sun. after Epiphany
5 S Duke of York d., 1827. 21 M Abbot's Ripton Accdt., '76
6 S EiphLany. 22 Tu Lord Byron born, 1788.
7 M A. Ramsay died, 1757. 23 W Canon Kingsley d., 1875.
8 Tu Pr. AlbertVictor b., 1864. 24 Th Heavy Gale in Lon., '72.
9 W Fire Insurance expires. 25 F Princess Royal mar., '58..
io Th Penny Post instd., 1840. 26 S Dr. Jenner died, 1823.
11 F Rev. W. Hicks d., 1874. 27 5 3rd Sun. after Efizhkany.
12 S Temple Bar remov'd, x878. 28 M Gas first used in Lon., I807.
13 S ist Sun. after Epfihany. 29 Tu Peter the Great d., 1725.
14 M Victor Cousin died, 1867. 30 W Charles I. beheaded, 1649,
15 Tu British Mus'm op'd.; 1759. 31 Th Launch of Gt. Estrn., '58,
16 W Sir J. Moore killed, 1809.

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4 M Fair on the Thames, 1814. 19 Tu Galileo born, 1564.




5 Tu Sir Robert Peel b., 1788. 20 W Hume (politician) d., 855.
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PIECES T e Fishes.

7 F Pheasant shooting ends. 26 S Gelancthon born, I497 .
2 S rillat-Savarin d., i826. 1724 uexagesima Sunday.
3 5 #t Sun. after EihzhSany. 82 M Suther died, I546.
4 M Fair on the Thames, 1814. Ig Tu Galileo born, 1564.
-5 Tu Sir Robert Peel b., 1888. 27 W Hume politician ) d., 855
63 W Tharles II. d., d685. 28 Th Battle ofAlumbagh, 1858.
7 Th Charles Dickens b., 1812. 29 F Geo. Washington b., 1732.
8 F Samuel Butler b., i612. 23 S Shirley Brooks died, 1874.
9S Dr, Maskelyne d., I8ii. 24 S Quinquagesima Sunday.
so Z Seztuagesima Sunday. 25 M Sir Chris. Wren died, 1723..
ii M 'Lon. Bridge burnt, 1662. 26 Tu Victor Hugo born, 1802.
52 Tu Sir W. Napier d., i86o 27 W ASH WEDNESDAY.
13 W Turner (historian) d., 1847. 28 Th Corn Laws repealed, 1847.
14 Th ST. VALENTINE'S DAY. 29 F Hare Hunting ends.


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ARIES T 7he Ram.

r S ST. DAVID. 17 M ST. PATRICK.
2 6 Quadragesima Sunda 18 Tu Princess Louise b., 1848.
3 M Copley Fielding d., 1855 19 W Lucknow taken, r858.
4 Tu Lord Lawrence b., 1811. 20 Th Sir I. Newton d.j 1727.
5W Correggio died, 2534.. 21 F Princess Louise mar.,'71.
6 Th Rev. Samuel Parr d., 1825 22 S Goethe died, 1832.
7 F Pr'cess Wales en. Lon. 63 23 5 4th Sunday in Lent.
8 S William III. died, 1702. 24 M Eurydice foundered, 1878.
9 5 2nd Sunday in Lent. 25 Tu ANNUNCIATION DAY.
io M Prince of Wales mar., '63 26 W Duke of Cambridge b., '9.
ii Tu Siege of Badajoz, 181I. 27 Th Treaty-of Amiens, 1802.
12 W ST. GREGORY. 28 F War with Russia, 1854.'
i3 Th Duke of Connaught m., '79 29 S Stock Exchange panic, '18.
14 F Victor Emanuel b., 1820. ,o S 5th Sunday in Lent.
15 S Pro'essor Parks d., 1876. 31 M Peace dec rd at Paris, '6.
16 3rd Sunday in Lent.

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TAURUS T he Bull.

I Tu ALL FOOLS' DAY. 16 W Shakespeare born, 1563.
2 W Richard Cobden d., 1865. 17 Th Benj. Franklin d., 1790.
3 Th Tower opened free, 1873. 18 F Liebig died, 1873.
4 F Oliver Goldsmith d., 1774. 19 S Lord Byron died, x824.
5 S Raikes died, ix8i. 20o Low Sunday.
6 C Palm Sunday. 21 M Duke of Sussex d., x843.
7 M Prince Leopold b., 1853. 22 Tu Wordsworth died, 1850.
8 Tu Dr. Gale died, 3702. 23 W ST. GRORGE.
9 W Lord Bacon died, x626. 24 Th Daniel de Foe died, 1731.
xo Th Battle of Toulouse, 1814. 25 F Princess Alice born, 1843.
sx F GOOD FRIDAY. 26 S Jeremy Collier d., 1726.
12 S Rodney's Victory, 1782. 27 Z 2nd Sunday after Easter.
53 Easter Sunday. 28 M Chaucer died, 1400oo.
14 M BANK HOLIDAY. 29 Tu RIqssian War ended, 1856.
15 Tu President Lincoln d., 1865. 30 W Montgomery died, x854.
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GEMINI II The Twins.

z Th Duke of Connaught b., '50. 17 S Dr. Jenner born, 1749.
2F Meyerbeer died, i864. z8 Z Rogation Sunday.
3 S Tom Hood died, I845. 19 M N. Hawthorne d., 1864.
4 3rd' Sunday after Easter. o2 Tu Duke Cambridge b., 18g9.
5 M Napoleon I. died, I821. 21 W Montrose executed, 165o.
6 Tu Sir J. Y. Simpson d., 1870. 22 Th ASCENSION DAY.
7 W Lord Brougham d., 1868. 23 F Mark Lemon died, 1870:
8 Th A. R. Le Sage, born, 1668. 24 S Queen Victoria born, 18z9.
9 F Fred. Schiller died, 1805. 25 5 Sunday after Ascension.
1o S Indian Mutiny com., 1857. 26 M Haydn died, 1809.
11 5 4th Sunday after Easter. 27 Tu Habeas Corpus, 2679.
12 M Strafford beheaded, 1641. 28 W William Pitt borri, 1759.
13 Tu OLD MAY DAY. 29 Th Marshal Grouchy d., 1847,
14 W Emp. Russia in Eng.,,'74. 30 F Alexander Pope d., 1744.
15 Th Daniel O'Connell d:, 1847. 31 S Canton taken, I84r.
16 F Battle of Albuera, i8ii.
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2 M BANK HOLIDAY. 17 Tu ST. ALBAN.
3 Tu Cobden born, 1804. 18 W Battle of Waterloo, 1815.
4 W Livingstone died, 1873. 19 T C. H. Spurgeon b., 1834.


S Reform Bill passed, 832. 22 ndSnday after Trinity.
8 Z Trinity Sunday. 23 M Lord Campbell died, 1861.
j M Charles Dickens d., 1870. 24 Tu ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST.
o Tu Crystal Palace opn'd, i854. 25 W ist Wesleyan Conf., 1784.
. W George I. died, 1727. 26 Th George IV. died, 1830.
12 Th Corpus Christi. 27 F Earl Clarendon d., 1870.
3 F ST ANTHONY. 28 S Coronation Day, 1838.
14 S Battle of Marengo, 18oo. 29 3rd Sunday after Trinity.
*S Pst Sctnday after Trinity. 30 M William Roscoe d., 183r.

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LEO The Lion.

1 Tu Princess Alice mar., 1862. 17 Th Dr. Isaac Watts b., 1674.
2 W Sir Robert Peel died, 1850. 18 F Dean Stanley died, 1881.
3 Th Cobden born, 1804. 19 S Bishop Wilberforce d., '73.
4 F Battle of Ulundi, 1879. 20 Z 6th Sunday after Trinity.
5 S Battle of Wagram, 1809. 21 M Robert Burns died, 1796.
6 4th Sunday after Trinity. 22 Tu Battle of Salamanca, 1812.
7 M Sheridan died, 1816. 23 W Indian Bill passed, 1858.
8 Tu Hyde Park Riots, 1855. 24 Th Archbishop Synge d., 741
9 W E. Btirke died, 1797. 25 F Coleridge died, 1834.
xo Th Louis Daguerre d., 1851. 26 S Henry VII. born, 1456.
ii F Jack Cade killed, 1450. 27 Z 7th Sunday after Trinity.
12 S George Stevenson d., 1850. 28 M Marshal Mortier k., 1835.
13 S 5th Sunday after Trinity. 29 Tu Wilberforce died, 1833.
14 M Bastille taken, 1789. 30 W Gray (poet) died, 1771.
25 Tu ST. SWITHIN. 31 Th Ignatius Loyola d., 1556.
16 W B6ranger (poet) died, 1857.

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FIRGO nW The Virgin.

I F Battle of the Nile, 1798. 1 7 5 ioth Sunday after Trinity
2 S Mehemet Ali died, 1849. 18 M Earl Russell born, 1792.
3 8th Sunday alter Trinity. 19 Tu Riot in Newgate, 1777-
4 M BANK HOLIDAY. 20 W Sir C. Sedley died, 1701.
5 Tu Lord Howe died, 1799. 21 Th William IV. born, 1765.
6 W Prince Alfred born, 1844. 22 F Battle of Bosworth, 1485.
7 Th, Queen Caroline d., 1821. 23 S Treaty of Prague, 1866.
8 F Fire at Serajevo, 1879. 24S iith Sunday after Trinity
9 S Dryden born, 1631. 25 M Herschel died, 1822.
1o 5 9th Sunday dfter Trinity. 26 Tu Prince Consort born, 1819.
ix M Lord Hill born, 1772. 27 W Thomson (poet) d., 1748.
12 Tu Grouse shooting begins. 28 Th ST. AUGUSTINE.
13 W Queen Adelaide b., 1792. 29 F General Napier d., 1853.
14 Th Bishop Law died, 1787. 30 S Sir John Ross died, 1856.
15 F Sir Walter Scott b., 1771. 31 12th Sunday after Trinity
16 S Ben Jonson died, 1637.
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LIBRA The Balance.

i M Partridge shooting begins. 16 Tu Moscow burnt, 1812.
2 Tu Capitulation at Sedan, '70. 17 W Louis XVIII. died, 1824.
3 W Oliver Cromwell d., 1658. 18 Th Hazlitt (author) d., 1830.
4 Th French Repblc. decd., '70. 19 F Battle of Poictiers, 1356
5 F Dr. J. Dalton born, 1766. 20 S Battle of Alrha, 1854.
6 S Dr. Stanley died, 2849. 22 1 5kth Sunday after Trinity
7 xI3th Sunday after Trinity 22 M Theodore Hook b., 1788.
8 M Sebastopol taken, x855. 23 Tu Battle of Assaye, 1803.
9 Tu Cervantes born, 1547. 24 W Lord Hardinge d., '856.
2o W Beyrout taken, 2840. 25 Th Porson died, 2808.
ix Th Lady Palmerston d., x869. 26 F ST. CYPRIAN.
12 F Marshal Blucher d., 1z89. 27 S Brindley died, 1772.
13 S C. J. Fox died, i806. 28 J i6th Sunday after Trinity
24 5 z4th Sunday after Trinity 29 M ST. MICHAEL.
15 M Sir I. K. Brunel d., 2859. 30 Tu G. Whitefield died, 2770.
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SCORPIO T The Scorpion.

i W Sir E. Landseer d., 1873. 17 F ST. ETHELDREDA.
2 Th Frangois Arago d., 1853. 18 S Lord Palmerston d., 1865.
3 F Treaty of Limerick, 1691. 19 Z i9th Sunday after Trinity
4S Barry Cornwell d., 1874. 20 M Grace Darling d., 1842.
5 17th Sunday after Trinity 21 Tu Battle of Trafalga, 1805.
6M Batthyani shot, 1849. 22 W Dr. Arnold died, 1822.
7 Tu Marshal Burgoyne d., '71. 23 Th Earl of Derby d., 1869.
8 W Fielding died, 1754. 24 F Joseph Lancaster d., '38.
9 Th Chicago Fire, 1871. 25 S Battle of Balaklava, 1854.
10 F Benjamin West b., 1738. 26 S 2oth Sunday after Trinity
ii S Old Michaelmas Day. 27 M Servetus burnt, 1553.
22 5 i8th Sunday after Trinit) 28 Tu SS. SIMON AND JUDE.
13 M Murat shot, 1815. 29 W John Keats born, 1795.
14 Tu Fire Insurance expires. 30 Th L. Gambetta born, 1838.
.5 W W. Von Kaulbach d., '74. 31 F All Hallows' Eve.
16 Th Battle of Leipsic, 1813.

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SAGITTARIUS T The Archer.

x S ALL SAINTS' DAY. 16 S 23rdSunday after Trinity
2 2ist Sunday after Trinity 17 M Suez Canal opened, 1869.
3 M Bishop Lowth d., 1787. i8 Tu Fall of Kars, 1877. ,
4 Tu George Peabody d., 1869. 19 W Charles I. born, 16oo.
SW Gunpowder Plot, 1605. 20 Th Chatterton born, 1752.
b Th Princess Charlotte d., i817. 21 F Princess Royal born, 1840.
7 F Battle of Moultan, 1848. 22 S Lord Clive died, 1774.
6S John Milton died, 1674. 23 Z 24th Sunday after Trinity
9 22nd Sunday after Trinity 24 M Lord Melbourne d., I848.
1o M Martin Luther born, 1483. 25 Tu ST. CATHERINE.
IT T.i ST. MARTIN. 26 W W. Cowper born, 1731.
I1 W R. Baxter born, 1615. 27 Th Lord Selborne born, 1812.
13 Th F. Overbeck died, 1869. 28 F Cardinal Wolsey d., 1530.
14 F Mozart born, 1719. 29 S Prince Rupert d., 1682.
15 S ohn Bright born, 1811. 30 st Sunday in Advent.

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CAPRICORNUS h The Goat.

i M Princess of Wales b.. 1844. 17 W Beethoven born, 1770.
2 Tu St. Paul's opened, 1697. 18 Th Rogers (poet) d., 1855.
3 W J. B. Belzoni died, 1823. 29 F Lord Beaconsfield b., 1805
4 Th Thomas Carlyle b., 1795. 20 S Lord Macaulay died, 1859,
5 F Alexander Dumas d., '70. 21 5 4th Sunday after Advent
6S ST. NICHOLAS.' 22 M Archbishop Tait b., 1811.
7 5 2nd Sunday in Advent. 23 Tu Prince Albert buried, 1861.
8 M Venice ceded, 1797. 24 W Thackeray died, 1863.
9 Tu Milton born, 1608. 25 Th CHRISTMAS DAY.
io W Fall of Plevna, 1877. 26 F BANK HOLIDAY.
ii Th Prince Cond6 died, 1686. 27 S Charles Lamb d., 1834.
12 F Lord Hood born, 1724. 28 S Sunday after Christmas.
13 S Clerkenwell Explosion, '67. 29 M W. E. Gladstone b., 1809.
14 5 3rd Sunday afterAdvent. 30 Tu R. Boyle died, 1691.
75 M Izaak Walton died, 1683. 31 W ST. SILVESTER.
z6 Tu George Whitefield b., 1714.

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MEMORANDA







BIRTHDAYS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.
VICTORIA, Queen................................................ M ay 24th, 1819.
Prince of W ales ............................................... Nov. 9th, 1841.
Princess of W ales............. ............................... Dec. ist, 1844.
Prince Albert of Wales ................................... January 8th, 1864.
Prince George of Wales................................. June 3rd, 1865.
Princess Louise of Wales .. ............................. Feb. 26th, 1867.
Princess Victoria Alexandra O. M. of Wal s ...... July 6th, 1868.
Princess Maud C. M. V. of Wales .. .................. Nov. 26th, 1869.
Princess Royal of Prussia ................................ Nov. 2ast, 1840.
Princess Louis of Hesse ........................... April 25th, 1843.
(Died December I4th, 1878.)
Duke of Edinburgh ......................................... August 6th, 1844.
Duchess of Edinburgh ............................... ...... Oct. i7th, 1853.
Princess Christian............................................. M ay 25th, 1846.
Princess L. C. Alberta........................................ March i8th, 1848.
Duke of Connaught.......................................... May ist, 1850.
Dnke of Albany................................................... April 7th, 1853.
Duchess of Albany .................. ........................ Feb. 17th, 1861.
Princess Beatrice ........................................... April i4th, 1857.
Duchess of Cambridge ................................. July 25th, 1797.
Duke of Cambridge................................ March 26th, :819.
Duchess of Mecklenburgh.................................... July 19th, 1829.

PUBLIC MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES.
National Gallery-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Satufday,
from ro to 6 in Summer, and 10 to 4 in Winter; Thursday and Friday
for students only. Closed entirely during October.
British Museum, Great Russell Street-Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday, free. Open also on Saturdays throughout the year, and closed
first week in February, May, and October.
Bethnal Green Museum, Cambridge Road, E.-Monday, Tuesday,
Saturday (io to io), Thursday and Friday (io to 6) free; on Wednesday,
admission 6d.
College of Surgeons' Museum, Lincolns-inn-fields-Member's order;
12 till 5 from Ist March to 3ist August; and from 12 till 4 from Ist
October till end of February.
Guildhall, King Street, City-Grand Civic Hall, Library, and
Reading Room, free. Council Chamber, by a small fee.
Missionaries' Museum, Blomfield Street, Moorfields-Free, o0 to 4,
Saturday io to 2.
Museum of Antiquities, Guildhall-Daily, free.
National Portrait Gallery, Exhibition Road, S.W.-Daily except
Friday, from io till dusk, free.
Natural History Museum, South Kensington-Daily, free. Lk
Royal Aquarium, Westminster-Open daily, ii to ii. Admission Is.
Society of Arts, 18, John Street, Adelphi-Free on application,
South Kensington Museum, Brompton-Monday, Tuesday, and
Saturday, from io to Io, free. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
6d. each, from io a.m. till dusk. Patent Museum free, daily.
Tower of London-Armoury, Dungeons, &c., 6d.; Crown Jewels,
6d.; 20 to 4; Monday and Saturday free.








"ECLIPSES, 1884.
IN the year 1884 there will be three Eclipses of the SUN and two of
the MOON.
March 26th.-A Partial Eclipse of the SUN, invisible at Greenwich.
Atril 9-ot/h.-A Total Eclipse of the MOON, invisible at Greenwich.
April 25th.-A Partial Eclipse of the SUN, invisible at Greenwich.
October 4th.-A Total Eclipse of the MOON, visible at Greenwich.
First contact with the Penumbra, Oct. 4, 7 4t6'
First contact with the Shadow - -4, 8 5
Beginning of Total Phase -4, 9 158 Mean Time
Middle of the Eclipse ------ 4. 10 20 o at ean Time
End of Total Phase -- - 4, o 482 at Greenwich.
Last contact with the Shadow - 4, Ir 48'8
Last contact with the Penumbra - 4, 22 47'2
October .8th.-A Partial Eclipse of the SUN, invisible at Greenwich.

.TRANSFER DAYS OF THE FUNDS.
Dividends due the 5th of january and the 5th of July are Aaid the
6th of Januaryy and the 6th of _uly, unless the 5th or 6th falls on a
Sunday, then on the 7th.
3 per cent. Consols ... ... ... ... .
New 3- per cent. ... ... ... Daily.
New 2t per cent. ... ... ...
India 5 per cent. Stock ... ... ... ...
Dividends due the 5th of April and the 5th of October are paid the 6th
of April and the 6th of October unless the 5th or 6thfalls on a Sunday,
then on the 7th.
Bank Stock
3 per cent. Reduced ... ... .. ... ...
New 3 per cent. ... ... ... ... .. Daily.
Annuities, for 30 years, expire 5th April, 1885 ...
India 4 per cent. Transfer Loans ...
India Bonds Interest due 3Ist of March, 3oth September, and payable
on the following days.
India Debentures Interest due. 6th February and i6th August.
Hours for selling and transferring every day from II till 3 o'clock.
Saturday excepted, then only till I o'clock.
Dividends are payable daily from 9 till 3 o'clock.
PAYMENT OF DIVIDEND BY POST.
Dividends are payable by the Bank by Post by Dividend warrants
sent at the risk of the stock holder, who will have to fill up a form o6
application to be obtained at the Bank or'any Money-order Office. The
warrants will require endorsing, and are only payable through a banker.

QUARTER AND HALF-QUARTER DAYS.
February 8th, Half-Quarter Day. August nIth, Half-Quarter Day.
March 25th, Lady Day. September 29th, Michaelmas Day.
May 9th, Half-Quarter Day. Nov. inth, Half-Quarter Day.
June 24th, Midsummer Day. December 25th, Christmas Day.







POST OFFICE REGULAIaTIONS.
S The New Parcels Post.
For an Inland Postal Parcel not exceeding rlb. in weight, the rate
of postage, to be prepaid in ordinary postage stamps, will be 3d.; ilb.
and not exceeding 31b., 6d. ; 3b. and not exceeding 51b., 9d.; 51b. and
not exceeding 71b., Is.
The dimensions allowed for an Inland Postal Parcel will be:-
Maximum length, 3ft. 6in.; Maximum length and girth combined, 6ft.
ExAMPLEs:-A parcel measuring 3ft. 6in. in its longest dimension may
measure as much as 2ft. 6ir, in girth, i.e.-around its thickest part; or-
A shorter parcel may be thicker; e.g.-if measuring no more than 3ft. in
length, it may measure as much as 3ft. in girth, i.e.-around its thickest part.
The Regulations under which certain Articles are prohibited from
transmission by the Letter Post will-with a few exceptions-apply
equally to the Parcels Post. For instance, Gunpowder, Lucifer
Matches, anything liable to sudden combustion, Bladders containing
liquid, and Live Animals, will be excluded from the Parcels Post.
Post Cards.
Post Cards, whether official or private having a id. stamp impressed
upon them (adhesive stamps not being accepted in payment of the
postage), may be transmitted between places in the United Kingdom,
with letters written on the back. They may now be purchased at the
following rates:-Stout cards-i, id.; 2, i'd.; 3, 2d.; 4, 24d..; 5, 34d.;
6, 4d. Thin Cards--, id.; 2, i1d ; 3, i-d.; 4, 2i., '5,, 3d., 6. 3d.
Reply Post Cards are also now issued at an advanced rate.
Post Office Telegraphs.
The charge for the transmission of Messages by Telegraph
throughout the United Kingdom is is. for the first twenty words, and 3d.
for each additional five words or part of five words. The names and
addresses of the sender and- receiver are not charged for.
Money Orders.
The scale of charges on the issue of Inland Money Orders is now as
follows :-
Sums under ios. ... 2d. Sums of 6 and under 7 8d.
,, of Ios. and under 2 3'd. ,,,, 7 ,, 8 9d.
S 2 ,, ': 4d. ,, ,, 8 ,, ,, 9 rod.
,, ,, 3 ,,, 4 5d. ,,,, 9,, ,, Io IId.
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S5 . 6 7d.
"These Orders are available for presentation within Twelve Months,
instead of One Month, as heretofore This scale does not apply to
Orders issued on the Colonies and places abroad'
Postal Orders.
Orders for fixed sums will in future, be issued by the Money Order
Offices at the following scale :-
For is. .. ..................... ... d. For os. ...................... ..... 2d.
is. 6d. .............. ... Id. ,, 6s. 6d. ....................... d.
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"The above Orders will only be available for three months.






















The days are gone,
The months have flown,
And you and I are older grown.
Shake hands, good-bye, and have no fear
To welcome well another year








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