The following system of Measures and Weights, owing to its com- \ Its use has also been legalized in the United States, and its ultimate plete decimal character, and the consequent freedom from labor it adoption, as a uniform system of measurement and weight, by all the affords in calculation, by converting one denomination into another, civilized countries, it is believed, will be only a matter of time. has been adopted by most European nations.

Measures Of Capacity

Dry Meas'e

Liquid Measure.

Peck

Bus.

Gills

Pints

Qrts

Gals.

Centilitre.

1/100 of a litre

.08

Decilitre.

1/10 of a litre

.84

.211

Litre...

Unit of capacity.....

...

...

2.11

1.05

0.26

Dekalitre.

10 litres..

1.13

2.64

Hectolitre

100 litres..

...

2.83

...

...

...

26.41

WEIGHTS.

Equiv. in English Weighs

Weight or quantity of water at maximum density.

Troy Grains.

Avoird. Ounces.

Pound

Milligramme..

1/1000 of a gramme.

1 millimetre

.0154

Centigramme.

1/100 of a gramme.

10 millimetre

.1543

Decigramme..

1/10 of a gramme.

1/10 cubic centimetre.

1.543

Gramme

Unit of weight....

1 cubic decimetre.

15.43

Dekagram me.

10 grammes.

10 cubic decimetre.

.3527

Hectogramme.

100 grammes.

100 decimetre

3.527

Kilogramme..

1,000 grammes.

1 litre

2.2046

Myriagramme.

10,000 grammes.

10 litre

22.046

Quintal

100,000 grammes.

1 hectolitre

220.46

Millier or Ton-

1,000,000 grammes.

1 cubic metre

2204.6

Measures Of Length

Equivalents in English Standard Measures.

Inches.

Feet.

Yards.

Rods.

Furlongs.

Miles

Millimetre.

1/1000 of a metre

0.0397

Centimetre.

1/100 of a metre

0.3937

Decimetre.

1/10 of a metre

3.937

Metre

Unit of measure

39.37

3.28

1.09

Dekametre.

10 metres.

393.7

32.80

10.94

1.99

Hectometre

100 metres.

328.

109.36

19.9

.497

Kilometre.

1,000 metres.

3280.

1093.63

199.

.62

Myriametre

10,000 metres

6.21

Measures Of Surface

Equivalent in English Standard Measures.

Inches

Square Feet.

Square Yards.

Square Poles.

Roods.

Acres.

Square Centimetre..

.155

Square Decimetre___

15.50

.107

Square Metre

1,550.06

10.76

1.20

Sqr. Dekametre, or

Are

119.60

3.95

.099

0.247

Hectare

11,960.33

395.38

9.88

2.47