xxii Post Office. BELGIUM.
2nd Day: 12/2 M. Carrefour de Vignée (557 ft.); 20 M. Rochefort (625 ft.) ;
24 M. Han-sur-Lesse (510 ft.).
Srd Day: 5M. Wellin (830 ft.); 17 M. Gedinne (4040 ft.); 20M. Houdre-
mont (4290 ft.); 30 M. Vresse (640 ft.); 33 M. Adve (625 ft.).
4th Day: 2/2M. Rochehaut (4130 ft.) ; 12/2 M. Bouillon (725 ft.); 25!/2M.
Chassepierre (1050 ft.); 28 M. Florenvitle (4180 ft.).
5th Day: 4141/2 M. Neufchateau (1400 ft.); 31 M. Bastogne (4690 ft.); 42 M,
Houffalize (4080 ft.).
6th Day: 45 M. Laroche (780 ft.); 30!/2 M. Hotton (585 ft.); 38 M. Bar-
vaux (465 ft.); 42/2 M. Durbuy (A90 ft.).
7th Day: 2/2 M. Tohogne (805 ft.); 7 M. Hamoir (895 ft.); 12 M. Com-
blain-au-Pont (360 ft.); 18/2 M. Remouchamps (423 ft.); 35 M. Cascade de
Coo (785 ft.); 36 M. Trois-Ponts (825 ft.); 40 M. Stavelot (950 ft.).
8th Day: Dl/2 M. Francorchamps (4535 ft.); 10!/2 M. Spa (820-4020 ft.);
181/2M. Pepinster (445 ft.); 34 M. Liege (280 it.).
Ith Day: From Liége vid (44 M.) Louvain to (60 M.) Brussels, see p. xxi.
X. Post and Telegraph Offices.
Postan Rates. Ordinary Letters within Belgium, to Luxembourg
or to a foreign address within 30 Kil. (18 M.) of the frontier, 10¢. per
20 grammes; to Holland 20 c. ; other foreign countries 25 c. — Post
Card (carte postale, Flem. postkaart) 5 ., for abroad 10 c. —
Leiter Card (carte-lettre) 10 c., for abroad 25. — Printed Matter
2c. per 50 grammes, for abroad 5 c. — Commercial Papers (papiers
d affaires), 5 c. per 100 gr. (minimum 10c.), for abroad 5c. per
50 gr. (min. 25 ¢.). — Samples (échantillons) 5 c. per 100 gr., for
abroad 5c. per 50 gr. (min. 10c.). — Registration Fee (recom-
mandation) and Special Delivery Fee (par expres) 25. — On Sun.
letters are delivered only when the slip attached to the stamp, con-
taining the words ‘ne pas livrer le dimanche’, has been remoyed or
Post Office Orders (mandats-poste) are issued for most countries
in the Postal Union, at a charge of 20 c. per 25 fr.
TrrecRaMs. Within Belgium, 15 words 50 c., every 5 words
additional up to 50 words, 10 c., every 10 words thereafter 10 c. To
Great Britain, 17 c. per word, plus 50c. For rates to the United
States, apply at the telegraph-offices.
XI. History and Statistics.
The country called Belgium at the present day, which was origin-
ally peopled with a race of Celtic origin, and was subsequently over-
run by Teutonic invaders, was conquered by Caesar in 57-52 B.C.,
and remained under Roman supremacy until the middle of the 5th
century. The Salic Franks who, during the 3rd cent., had already
established themselves in the plain between the Meuse and the
Lower Rhine and in the hilly districts of Belgium, now founded a
short-lived kingdom here, the capital of which was Tournai. Dur-
ing the Roman period Christian missionaries from Cologne had
introduced their religion into the districts near Maastricht and Ton-
geren, but Christianity did not spread over all Belgium until the
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