Most words commence with small letters. Capitals must be used only when required by the following rules:

The first word of every sentence and the first word of every line of poetry should begin with a capital letter.

All proper names should begin with capital letters.

Words derived from proper names begin with a capital.

Every word that denotes the Deity should begin with a capital.

Pronouns relating to the Deity should generally commence with a capital.

The months of the years and the days of the week begin with capitals.

The words North, South, East, West, and their compounds and abbreviations, as North-West, commence with capitals when they denote a section of country.

The pronoun I, and the interjection O, are always capitals.

Every direct quotation should begin with a capital letter.

All titles of persons begin with capitals.

All the principal words in the titles of books should begin with capital letters.

The several chapters or other divisions of any book begin with capitals.

Common nouns personified begin with capital letters.

Any word particularly important may begin with a capital letter.

All words denoting religious denominations begin with capital letters.

In all kinds of advertisements nearly all the leading words usually begin with capitals.

In accounts each article mentioned should begin with a capital.