Military System of Sweden, and Other Papers Selected for Publication

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Page 222 - ... feet 1 inch; kilometer (1,000 meters) equals 0.62137 mile (3,280 feet 10 inches) ; myriameter (10,000 meters) equals 6.2137 miles. Metric Surface Measure.
Page 222 - Decigram (-fa gram) equals 1.5432 grains. Gram equals 15.432 grains. Decagram (10 grams) equals 0.3527 ounce. Hectogram (100 grams) equals 3.5274 ounces. Kilogram (1,000 grams) equals 2.2046 pounds. Myriagram (10,000 grams) equals 22.046 pounds. Quintal (100,000 grams) equals 220.46 pounds. Millier or tonnea — ton (1,000,000 grams) equals 2,204.6 pounds. Metric dry measures. Milliliter (yjjj liter) equals 0.061 cubic inch. Centiliter (y-Jj liter) equals 0.6102 cubic inch. Deciliter (y^i liter)...
Page 215 - April i, 1894, have been prepared to assist in computing the proper values in American money of the trade, prices, values, wages, etc., of and in foreign countries, as given in consular and other reports. The series of years are given so that computations may be made for each year in the proper money values of such year. In hurried computations, the reductions of foreign currencies into American currency, no matter for how many years, are too often made on the bases of latest valuations.
Page 215 - The following statements show the valuation of foreign coins, as given by the Director of the United States Mint and published by the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with the first section of the act of March 3, 1873...
Page 215 - Congress assembled, that the value of foreign coin as expressed in the money of account of the United States shall be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value ; and the values of the standard coins in circulation of the various nations of the .world shall be estimated annually by the Director of the Mint, and be proclaimed on the first day of January by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Page 215 - The following statements, running from January 1, 1874, to January 1, 1898, have been prepared to assist in computing the values in American money of the trade, prices, values, wages, etc., of and in foreign countries, as given in consular and other reports. The series of years are given so that computations may be made for each year in the proper money values...
Page 219 - FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. The following table embraces only such weights and measures as are given from time to time in CONSULAR REPORTS and in Commercial Relations: Foreign weights and measures, with American equivalents.
Page 222 - Deciliter (-f e liter) equals 0.845 gill. Liter equals 1.0567 quarts. Decaliter (10 liters) equals 2.6418 gallons. Hectoliter (100 liters) equals 26.418 gallons.
Page 215 - January by the Secretary of the Treasury." In compliance with the foregoing provisions of law, annual statements were issued by the Treasury Department, beginning with that issued on January 1, 1874, and ending with that issued on January 1, 1890. Since that date, in compliance with the act of October 1, 1890, these valuation statements have been issued quarterly, beginning with the statement issued on January 1, 1891.
Page 216 - Countries with fixed currencies. *In 1874 and 1875 the gold standard prevailed in the Argentine Republic. Its currency does not appear in the statements again until 1883, when the double standard prevailed, and the peso attained a fixed value of 96.5 cents. f On reference to the table of '* fluctuating currencies...

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