Passports. These documents are not necessary in England,
though occasionally useful in procuring delivery of registered and
poste restante letters. A visa is quite needless.
Custom House. Almost the only articles likely to be in the
possession of ordinary travellers on which duty is charged are spirits
and tobacco, but a flask of the former and V2lo- of the latter are
allowed for private use. Three pounds of tobacco may be passed
on payment of a duty of 5s. per pound, with the addition fin the
case of cigars) of a slight fine for the contravention of the law for¬
bidding the importation 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.
Time. 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.
Inman Line. Every Wed. from New York to Liverpool; cabin 60-650
dollars. From Liverpool also every Wed.; fare 12-135/. Ke turn-tickets
(available for 12 months) issued at reduced rates.
Cunard Line. A steamer of this company starts every Sat. and every
second Tues. from New York and every Thurs. from Boston for Queens-
town and Liverpool. Cabin fare 60, 80, 100, or 125 dollars, according to
accommodation; return-ticket (available for 12 months) 120, 144, 180,
or 220 dollars. Steamers from Liverpool for New York every Sat. and
every second Tues., for Boston every Thursday. Fare 12, 15, 18, or 21
guineas, or 26/.; return-ticket, 25, 30, or 35 guineas, or 45/.
White Star Line. Steamer every alternate Wed. from New York to
Queeustown and Liverpool. Cabin 60-140 dollars; steerage 20 dollars. From
Liverpool to New York every Wednesday. Cabin 12-221., return (available
for one year) 24-40/.; intermediate 7-8/.
American Steamship Company. From Philadelphia to Liverpool every
Thurs., and from Liverpool to Philadelphia every Wednesday. Cabin 10
to i3gs.; return-ticket 20 to 'AQgs.; intermediate 6/.
National Steamship Company. Steamers from Liverpool, and also from
London direct, to New York every week. From New York to Liverpool
and from New York to London weekly.
North German Lloyd Line. Between New York and Southampton twice
weekly (from Southampton on Thurs. and Sun.); first saloon 16-23/.,
second saloon 10/. 10s. and 13/.
Anchor Line. Steamer between Liverpool and New York monthly.
Saloon 12-25/.; return 22-44/. Also weekly mail-steamer between New
York and Glasgow. Saloon from 9gs., second cabin Ggs., steerage 4/.
Alton Line. From Liverpool every Thurs. and from London fortnightly