Custom House. Almost the only articles likely to be m the
possession of ordinary travellers on which duty is charged are spirits
and tobacco, but a fiask of the former an 1 y2lb. of the latter are
allowed for private use. Three pounds of tobacco may be passed
on payment of a duty of as. per pound, with the addition (in the
case of cigars) of a slight fine for the contravention of the law for¬
bidding the import ition of cigars in chests of fewer than 10,000.
Foreign reprints of copyright English books are liable to confis¬
cation. The custom-house examination is generally lenient.
lime. Uniformity of time throughout the country is maintained
by telegraphic communication with Greenwich Observatory.
II. Routes to and from England.
It may not be out of place here to furnish a list of the principal
oceanic routes between the New World and England, and also to
indicate how Transatlantic visitors may continue their European
travels by passing from London to the Continent. An enumeration
of the routes between the Continent of Europe and London may
also prove serviceable to foreigners coming in the reverse direction.
It should, however, be borne in mind that the times and fares
mentioned in our list are liable to alteration.
Routes to England from the United States of America and from Canada.
The traveller has abundant room for choice in the matter of his oceanic
passage, the steamers of any of the following companies affording com¬
fortable accommodation and speedy transit.
lnman Line. Every week on Thurs. or Sat. from New York to Liver¬
pool. Cabin 80, 90, or 110 dollars; return-ticket (available for 12 months) 130
or 150 dollars. From Liverpool every Tuesday. Fare 12-22i\; return 22-35/.
Cun-trd L'ne. A steamer of this company starts every Wednesday
from New York and every .Saturday from Boston for i-jucenstown ana
Liverpool. Catiin fare 80, 100, or 125 dollars, according to accommodation;
return-ticket (available for 12 months) 144, 188, or 220 dollars. Special
low fare of 60 dollars in winter and autumn. Fare by steamers carrying
no steerage passengers, 90 or 130 dollars; return-ticket, 150 or 225 dollars.
Steamers from Liverpool for New York every Saturday, for Bost in every
Tuesday or Wednesday. Fare 12, 15, 18, 21, or 25 guineas; return-ticket,
25, 30, '35, or 43 guineas.
White Star Line. Steamer every alternate Thursday and Saturday
from New York to (Jueenstown and Liverp >ol. Cabin 80 or 100 dollars;
steerage 28 dollars. From Liverpool to New York every Thursdav.
Cabin 12-22/., return (available for one year) 24-30/.; intermediate 7-8!.
American Steamship Company. From Philadelphia to Liverpool every
Thursday, and from Liverpool to Philadelphia every Wedn;sdav. Cabin
10 to lijs.; return-ticket 20 to SOgs.; intermediate 6/.
National Steamship Company. Steamers from Liverpo >], and also from
London direct, to New York every Wednesday. Cabin fare oM5<7s. • return-
fares at reduced rates. From New York to Liverpool every Saturday and
from New York to London weekly. Cabin 00 to 100 dollars. ' '
North German L'oyd Line Between Hew York and Southampton twice
weekly; lirst saloon 16-23/., second saloon 10!. 10*. and 13/. Between New
Orleans and Southampton once a month: cabin 155, steerage 40 dollars.
Anchor Line. Steamer between Liverpool and New York monthly.
Saloon l2-25gs.; return 22-iigs. Also weekly mail-steamer between New
York and Glasgow. Saloon from 8<7». sec-md cabin bgs., steerage 3/