Universal Postal Union.

The rates for the countries and places which belong to the Postal Union, a list of which is given below, are as follows:

Prepayment optional, except for registered articles, but on printed matter and samples postage must be at least partially prepaid.


LETTERS. -5 cents per 15 grammes, a weight very slightly over one half ounce. -POST CARDS.-2 cents each. PRINTED MATTER.-1 cent for each two ounces or fraction. Limit of weight, 4 lbs. 6 oz.

COMMERCIAL PAPERS (Insurance Documents, Way Bills, Invoices, Papers of Legal Procedure, Manuscripts of Works, &c.) The same as for printed matter, but the lowest charge is 5 cents. SAMPLES OF MERCHANDISÉ.-The rate is the same as for printed matter, but the lowest charge is 2 cents. Limit of weight 83 oz., except to Great Britain, France, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, and Argentine Republic, to which countries the limit of weight is 12 oz. Argentine Rep. Costa Rica.

Aust.-Hungary. Danish Col.


Hong Kong.




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British W. Ind.

British Guiana. Germany.

Brit. Honduras. Great Britain.
British India. Greece.

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To Canada, comprising Brit. Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, the postage for letters, printed matter, merchandise, etc., is the same as in the United States. All matter for Canada must be fully prepaid, except letters, which must be prepaid at least 2 cents. Parcels to Jamaica, British Honduras, Bahamas, and Barbadoes, not exceeding one pound, 12 cents; each additional pound or fraction, 12 cents.

To Mexico, postage is the same as in the United States.

All mail matter may be registered to the above places.

Places not Included in the Postal Union.
(Prepayment required in all cases.)

Africa (South) Cape of Good Hope,
Orange Free State, Caffraria, etc.

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To Africa (South), including Cape of Good Hope, Caffraria, Natal, Orange Free State, etc., and to St. Helena and Ascension, the postage for newspapers is 4 cts. each, if not over 4 oz., and on other printed matter, and on samples, 5 cts. for each 2 oz. To New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, and Victoria, newspapers are 2 cts. each; other printed matter, etc., 4 cts. for 4 oz. To Madagascar, newspapers are 6 cts. each, if not over 4 oz.; Transvaal, 5 cts. each, if not over 4 oz. ; and other printed matter, and samples, are 7 cts. each 2 oz.

INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDERS. To the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the Cape Colony, Jamaica, the Windward and the Leeward Islands, British India, Constantinople, Hong Kong, and Egypt, For sums not exceeding $10

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10c. For each additional $10, up to $50, 10c. To Canada (including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, etc.) France and Algeria, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Hawaiian Islands, and Japan, the same ratio of fees to a maximum single order of $100.


PERPETUAL PASTE. - Buy at a druggist's an ounce of the best gum tragacanth (the whitest is best). Pick the gum tragacanth clean, and put it into a wide-mouthed glass or white-ware vessel that will hold a quart. Pour on a pint and a half of clear, cold, soft water. Cover the vessel, and let it stand till next day. The gum tragacanth will then be much swollen, and nearly to the top of the vessel. Stir it down to the bottom with a stick, and add two or three drops of the oil of wintergreen or sassafras. This will prevent the paste from becoming sour or mouldy. Stir it several times during that day, but afterwards do not stir it at all, leaving it to form a smooth, white mass, like a very thick jelly. Then cover it closely and set it away for use. This paste is better than mucilage for use in making scrapbooks, as it will not discolor the paper, or show through it.

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TREATMENT OF INGROWING TOE-NAILS. Begin the effort at cure by simple application to the tender part of a small quantity of perchloride of iron. It is found in drug stores in a fluid form, though sometimes in powder. There is immediately a moderate sensation of pain, constriction, or burning. In a few minutes the tender surface is felt to be dried up, tanned, or mummified, and it ceases to be painful. The patient, who before could not put his foot to the floor, now finds that he can walk upon it without pain. By permitting the hardened, wood-like flesh to remain for two or three weeks, it can be easily removed by soaking the foot in warm water. A new and healthy structure is found firm and solid below. If thereafter the nails be no more cut around the corners or sides, but always curved in across the front end, they will in future grow only forwards. If the nail of your toe be hard, and apt to grow round, and into the corner of your toe, take a piece of broken glass and scrape the middle of the nail; do this whenever you cut your nails; it will cause the corner to grow flat. - Dick's Encyclopædia.

THE NURSERY.-Low settees of wood, and broad, low tables of the kind used in kindergartens, are a great comfort in the nursery; but each child should also have its special chair, which it should be delighted to have little visitors occupy. Generosity is more easily taught than selfishness. At the same time the individual feelings and rights of the child should be carefully respected; self-respect grows in this way. Many an intelligent child is helped by being asked to give a reason for what he does not like to do. If your reason is a better one, you can either explain it, or have him believe in your word sufficiently to know that it is best to do as he is bid. Mechanical obedience or the obedience of fear never helps the growing character. The obedience of reason or of good faith is quite another affair. The barest nursery is well furnished that has a sympathetic yet not a foolishly indulgent mother. Philadelphia Ledger.

CONSUMPTION. - Drs. Briggs, Pruden, and Loomis, pathologists to the Board of Health of the city of New York, close their report upon Tuberculosis with the following summary: Tuberculosis is a distinctly preventable disease; it is not directly inherited; it is acquired by the direct transmission of the tubercle bacilli from the sick to the healthy, usually by means of the dried and pulverized sputum floating as dust in the air. The measures, then, which are suggested for the prevention of the spread of tuberculosis are: The security of the public against tubercular meat and milk, attained by a system of rigid official inspection of cattle; the dissemination among the people of the knowledge that every tubercular person may be a source of actual danger to his associates if the discharges from the lungs are not immediately destroyed or rendered harmless; the careful disinfection of rooms and hospital wards that are occupied, or have been

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Number Ninety-Nine.






Being 3d after BISSEXTILE or LEAP-YEAR, and (until July 4) 115th of American Independence.

FITTED FOR BOSTON, BUT WILL ANSWER FOR ALL THE NEW ENGLAND STATES. Containing, besides the large number of Astronomical Calculations and the Farmer's Calendar for every month in the year, a variety of


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PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM WARE & CO. Sold by the Booksellers and Traders throughout New England.

[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1890, by WILLIAM WARE, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.]

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