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RATES FOR PARCELS. For distances not exceeding 56 miles the rate is, 7 lbs. for 6d, and 3d for every additional 7 lbs. or fraction thereof. For distances over 56 miles and not exceeding 113 miles, for every 7 lbs. or fractional part thereof 9d.

RATES FOR PASSENGERS. Passenger. travel in two classes of carriages. In the "Third Class" carriages the rate is about one penny a mile. By the "First Class" it is about double that sum.

NOTE. Personal Luggage (wearing apparel) is carried free of charge to the following extent: First Class, 112 lbs. ; Third Class, 56 lbs. Excess shall be paid for at parcel rate, and may be collected at the end of the journey if overlooked before. All luggage must be marked with the owner's name and address and must be checked.




...........................s/d (shillings/pence)

Kingston ... ...

Gregory Park ........... 6d

Grange Lane ............ 9d

Spanish Town ... ..... 1/-

Hartlands .................1/3

Bushy Park ..............1/9

Old Harbour ............2/-

May Pen ................. 2/ 9

Four Paths ...............3/-

Clarendon Park ........3/6

Porus ......................4/0

Williamsfield .......... 4/6

Kendal .....................4/9

Greenvale .................5/0

Balaclava .................5/6

Appleton ..................6/-

Ipswich ....................7/-

Catadupa .................7/9

Cambridge ...............8/-

Montpelier ...............8/-

Anchovy ..................8/-

Montego Bay ...........8/-






Gregory Park ..........6d

Grange Lane ...........9d

Spanish Town .......1/-

Bog Walk .............1/9

Riversdale ............2/3

Troja ....................2/6

Richmond ............3/-

Albany .................3/6

Annotto Bay .........4/3

Buff Bay ...............4/9

Orange Bay ...........5/-

Hope Bay ..............5/6

St. Margarets Bay ..5/9

Port Antonio ..........6/0





Gregory Park .........6d

Grange Lane ..........9d

Spanish Town .......1/-

Bog Walk ..............1/9

Linstead .................2/-

Ewarton .................2/6



Traffic Superintendent




S.S. "JAMAICA," 1,138 TONS


(Fares in shillings)

Alligator Pond 10 4 101 16
Black River 17 5 94 15
Sav-la-Mar 24 6 87 14
Lucea 31 7 80 13
Montego Bay 38 8 73 12
Falmouth 45 9 66 11
Rio Bueno 52 10 59 10
Dry Harbour 59 10 52 10
St. Ann's Bay 66 11 45 9
Port Maria 73 12 38 8
Annotto Bay 80 13 31 7
Port Antonio 87 14 24 4
Port Morant 94 15 17 4
Morant Bay 101 16 10 4
Kingston 108 17 108 17




General Agent, Kingston

Ports of Clearance

These include the following PORTS OF ENTRY:

Kingston, Morant Bay, Port Morant, Port Antonio, Annotto Bay, Port Maria, St. Ann's Bay, Dry Harbour, Falmouth, Montego Bay, Lucea, SavannalaMar, Black River, Milk River; and the following PRINCIPAL OUTBAYS at which Island Produce is shipped, viz.: Cow Bay, Port Royal, Yallahs, Holland Bay, Hope Bay, Buff Bay, St. Margaret's Bay, Orange Bay, Manchioneal, Oracabessa, Rio Nuevo, Ocho Rios, Unity Wharf, Runaway Bay, Rio Bueno, Green Island, Mosquito Cove, Davis' Cove, Negril, Bluefields, Whitehouse, Parker's Bay, Pedro Bay, Carlisle Bay, Salt River.

Carriage and Cab Hire.

Where the hirer has the use of a buggy and horses for a period of twenty days, the general charge for distance is at the rate of £1 a day. The driver's food if the hirer agrees to pay this, is usually 1/6 a day. The cost of feeding the horses varies according to the current price of corn and grass in the district visited. Double buggies are supplied by the firms of Mr. H. E. Bolton and Mr. A. Clough from Kingston to different parts of the Island at rates varied according to the distance. It is £6 to Port Antonio and back, and 12/- to Constant Spring and back. Double buggies for shopping, etc., in Kingston or St. Andrew, can be had at 6/ per hour; saddle ponies for morning or evening rides at 8/ per hour.

In the other parishes livery stable keepers are as under:

St. Andrew: Alfred O. Campbell, Halfway Tree; H. E. Bolton and W. G. Clark, Gordon Town.

Portland: The United Fruit Company, Mrs. Cox, Philip Gaynor, David Roberts, Port Antonio P.O.

St. Mary: H. R. Henderson, Annotto Bay ; William Ellis, Annotto Bay ; Isaac Saunders, Thomas Gentle, H. P. Jones, Edw. Goldring, Port Maria.

St. Ann: F. A. Morris, St, Ann's Bay, J. A. Thomson, Brown's Town; C. D. Abrahams, Miss E. E. Pursell, T. J. Sims, A. A. Hutchinson, Ewarton P.O.

Trelawny: L. Lazarus, Charles Gray, Falmouth P.O. ; W. T. Brown, New Town.

St. James: George L. McFarlane, Charles A. Wallace, Montego Bay P.O.

Hanover: D. W. Talbot, or Montague Davis, Lucea P.O.

Westmoreland: Isaac Kelly, G. A. Lewis, B. Cooper, Sav-laMar P.O. (From Sav-laMar to Montpelier Railway Station and vice versa by mail coach, 6/ per seat, H. Messias.)

St. Elizabeth: Magnus & Co. daily mail coach, Black River to Ipswich, 3/; return 5/; Santa Cruz to Balaclava, 6/; Buggy, Samuel Stewart, Black River; James Saams, Santa Cruz; Mrs. Lawrence, Malvern,

Manchester: C. Isaacs, G. H. Munton, George Powell, F. Delapenha, George Finlay and A. E. Simpson, Mandeville P.O.

Clarendon : (No regular livery stables.) 'Busses run every day between May Pen and Chapelton and buggies may be hired, due notice being given by letter or telegram, from L. Edwards, Chapelton; S. M. de Roux and James Good, May Pen; Edw. Charlton, Alley; average price 20/ per day.

St. Catherine: At Spanish Town 'busses meet each train. The charge for fares is 6d each person in the town and 1/- just outside. Buggies can be hired from the Rio Cobre Hotel; George H. Moodie, Bog Walk; A. Dolphy, Spanish Town.

Street Cars

STREET CARS: In Kingston Electric Cars start from the foot of King St. and branch out in lines that cover the city area very effectively. The lines are:-

Constant Spring,



South Camp Road,

East Street (a Belt Line.)

Avenue (a Belt Line.)

The three lines first named terminate some distance out of the city; Constant Spring at the Hotel, six miles away ; Papine, 6 miles; Rockfort, 3 miles. The car fare is 2d within a single district. A new district begins at Cross Roads. It is only on two lines that the trip costs more than one fare ; and on no line is the cost from end to end more than two fares.

The Head Office is at Orange St. Cars only stop to take up passengers at street corners, or at the duly marked stopping places.

The Car System came into operation in 1899.

There are 25 miles of car track.


The Island was once divided into 22 parishes. The reduction to 15 dates from 1867. The names of the seven parishes absorbed are still used for certain districts, thus:- Metcalfe, St. Thomas-in-the-Vale, St. John, St. Dorothy, Vere, St. David, and St. George.

Port Royal is a separate parish municipally ; but is represented in the Legislative Council by the member for Kingston.

The largest parishes are St. Ann, Clarendon, and St. Catherine, which are respectively 476, 474 and 470 square miles in area. The smallest is Kingston, 7 1/6 square miles.

Portland, Trelawny, and Manchester are named after former Governors.


The following are local terms often used for the following values:

Mac or Macaroni ...1/

Bit ... 4 1/2 d.

Four Bits.... 1/6

Fippance.... 3d.

Quattie or Tup.. 1 1/2 d.

Gill or Nuggin.. 3/4d.

A Big Copper ..1d.

A Small Copper ...1/2d.

NOTES: The nickle penny is easily mistaken by strangers for a two shilling piece, and the halfpenny for a shilling.


SOME FOREIGN MONEYS with their English equivalents are :

France: Franc ... 9610 penny

Italy : Lira ...ditto

Spain Leseta ... ditto

Germany: Mark ... 1/


The Daily Gleaner was established in 1834. Beginning as a small quarto advertising sheet, it has steadily grown both in size and in influence, and today it is regarded abroad as the representative organ of Jamaican opinion.

The Gleaner has the largest and best equipped newspaper plant in the West Indies, and only recently installed Hergenthaler's Linotype Machines.

The Gleaner aims at giving to its readers every morning a full and accurate account of all the events of importance that have occurred during the last twentyfour hours. Its foreign news is admitted to be the most comprehensive account given in this colony of all interesting happenings in......of the population. Its articles are written in an unconventional style; its Council reports are the fullest published in Jamaica; its Council sketches are one of its special annual features. More than once the Gleaner has sent special correspondents abroad to study and write upon subjects connected with this colony.


The "Daily Telegraph" was established towards the end of 1898: With its first issue it came into popular favour and today it occupies a very high place among West Indian journals. Shortly after it was started the " Daily Telegraph" was responsible for the introduction of modern Journalistic methods into Jamaica. The paper, as an advertising medium, has earned a wide reputation. Copies of the "Daily Telegraph" are mailed to all parts of the world. It is extensively read in all parts of Central America, and in many places in South America; and advertisements inserted in the Daily Telegraph" bring replies from all quarters-even the Dominion of Canada.

The Paper is devoted to the advancement of the island of Jamaica, and is very popular with every class of newspaper readers.


" The Jamaica Guardian." The latest accession to Jamaica journalism ; founded July 18th, 1908. Editorial and publishing offices 21 Church Street, (opposite Offices Kingston General Commissioners) "The Jamaica Guardian" although the younger of the Kingston dailies has a circle of readers which places it in a position not inferior to its older contemporaries.

The paper for the Politician, the Thinker and the Business Man, also for general information and the leisure hour.

Editor, Mr. Robert C. Guy. Secretary, W. Kirkpatrick.


The Jamaica Times Newspaper was established in 1898 by Mr. W. R. Durie, an English journalist, who is now the Permanent Director of The JAMAICA TIMES, Ltd., and Managing Editor of the Paper.

The " Times" is indisputably the leading weekly in the West Indies and has a bona fide circulation of 4,000 copies per issue.

Going as it does into every nook and corner of the Island, and occupying the position of "Jamaica's Home Paper," it is a splendid advertising medium for local merchants and.....[There is a charge of ] 6d. for 20 words in Wants Column, and 3d. for each 10 after.

The " Times" brings good results.


The Weekly Tribune was established in 1908, and is run by the Tribune Co., Ltd. It takes a special interest in all matters relating to the welfare of the Teachers of Jamaica, and gives general news in addition.

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