The Compass

The Compass

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...such a committee, but that before any decided move on the part of the Government could be made, the popular voice must be heard expressing a desire for the proposed change. Since that date the New Decimal Association has been actively engaged in distributing information on the subject and in securing extended support. The present Chancellor of the Exchequer and President of the Board of Trade have been in turn asked to hear the views of the leaders of this movement, and have promised to receive a deputation on the 25th January next. "When it is mentioned that it is expected that the Duke of Westminster and other Peers, the Agents-General for Victoria, the Cape of Good Hope, and Queensland, several Members of Parliament, and delegates from the principal Chambers of Commerce, and from the Trade Councils of Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, etc., have promised to take part in the proposed demonstration, it will be recognized that there is some reasonable evidence put forward that the subject is obtaining sufficient interest to warrant the demand of the New Decimal Association for the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the whole question. "This subject has lately received much attention in the United States of America and in the Colony of Victoria. On the 21st September last the Melbourne Legislative Assembly adopted a motion favoring a universal union for the introduction of the decimal system in money, weights and measures. In the same month the Trades Union Congress at Glasgow passed a resolution in favor of the adoption of the system, and directed its Parliamentary Committee to do their best to secure that result. "When it is remembered that there are over four hundred millions of the globe's inhabitants using the...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518225
  • 9781236518224