Hrrcurs are given in the text in English feet, on the
maps in métres (1 Enel. ft. = 0.3048 métre; 1 métre = 3.281
Engl. ft. or about 3 ft. 31/3 in.). Distances are given in English
miles. A kilométre is approximately equal to 5/s Engl. mile;
8 kil. = 5M. The PoruLaTrons are stated in accordance
with the most recent census.
Horens. The Editor has endeavoured to enumerate not
only the first-class hotels, but also others of more modest
pretensions, which may be safely selected by the ‘voyageur
en gargon’, with little sacrifice of comfort and considerable
saving of expenditure. The asterisks indicate those hotels
which the Editor has reason to believe to be provided with
the comforts and conveniences expected in up-to-date esta-
blishments, and also to be well managed and with a reason-
able scale of charges. Houses of a more modest character,
when good of their class, are described as ‘good’ or ‘very
fair. At the same time he does not doubt that comfortable
quarters may sometimes be found in hotels that are unstarred
and even unmentioned. Though prices generally have an up-
ward tendency, the average charges and prices stated in the
Handbook will enable the traveller to form some idea of his
To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and others the Editor
begs to intimate that a character for fair dealing and cour-
tesy towards travellers is the sole passport to his com-
mendation, and that advertisements of every kind are strictly
excluded from his Handbooks. Hotel-keepers are also warned
against persons representing themselves as agents for Bae-
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