This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
In issuing this volume the author aims to produce, in a clear and practical manner, a book of useful information for persons in all walks of life, and especially for those whose time is limited. Often when seeking such information as is here presented in a handy form valuable time is wasted looking through books, papers, etc. The public will at once see the advantage of having before them, arranged under proper heads and compiled from authentic sources with the strictest accuracy, data such as tables of weights, measures, etc., important events, and in fact a vast storehouse of general and practical information.