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Page 77 - It vests the whole legislative authority in a Parliament composed of" two Chambers, called the States-General. The Upper House, or first Chamber, consists of 39 members, elected by the provincial States from among the most highly assessed inhabitants of the various counties.
Page 42 - Act 1867,' which came into operation on the 1st July, 1867, by royal proclamation. The Act provides that the Constitution of the Dominion shall be ' similar in principle to that of the United Kingdom ; ' that the executive authority shall be vested in the Sovereign of Great Britain and Ireland, and carried on in her name by a GovernorGeneral and Privy Council ; and that the legislative power shall be exercised by a Parliament of two Houses, called the ' Senate ' and the
Page 254 - Topograpical maps ; marine and coast charts. Geological maps and sections. Botanical, agronomical and other maps, showing the extent and distribution of men, animals and terrestrial products ; physical maps. Meteorological maps and bulletins ; telegraphic routes and stations ; railway and route maps ; terrestrial and celestial globes ; relief maps and models of portions of the earth's surface; profiles of ocean beds and routes of submarine cables.
Page 251 - Institutions for instruction of the blind, the deaf and dumb, and the feeble-minded. CLASS 304. — Education reports and statistics ; National Bureau of Education ; State, city, and town systems ; college, university, and professional systems. CLASS 305. — Libraries : History, reports, statistics, and catalogues. CLASS 306.
Page 105 - Venetian, ingrain, felted carpetings, druggets, rugs, etc. CLASS 240. — Hair, — alpaca, goat's hair, camel's hair, and other fabrics mixed or unmixed with wool. CLASS 241. — Printed and embossed woolen cloths, table covers, patent velvets. CLASS 522. — Machines for the manufacture of woolen goods. SILK AND SILK FABRICS, AND MIXTURES IN WHICH SILK IS THE PREDOMINATING MATERIAL.
Page 25 - Britain but in the south-west of England. The mountains of Wales, Cumberland, and Scotland have a vegetation resembling that of Scandinavia more than that of the mountains of Central or Southern Europe. The state of the case is much the same as to the fauna. There are, however, many remarkable instances both of plants and animals, which, from these apparent relations to continental Europe, might be expected in G.
Page 208 - Besides the university of Copenhagen, there are 13 public gymnasia, or colleges, in the principal towns of the kingdom, which afford a
Page 82 - S. is a hereditary and constitutional monarchy, based on the fundamental law of 1809, by which it was decreed that the succession should be in the male line ; that the sovereign should profess the Lutheran faith ; and have sworn fidelity to the laws. The diet, which meets every year, and remains sitting for three or four months, is composed of two chambers, which are both elected by the people. The first chamber consists of...
Page 25 - The entire area is about 31,300 square miles. The greater part of the surface of Scotland is irregularly distributed into mountain and valley, a very small proportion spreading into level plains. The eastern coast forms a waving, continuous, and rarely broken line ; but the western is extremely irregular, being deeply indented with bays and arms of the sea, and exhibiting steep promontories and mountainous islands. The...