The earth is inhabited by about 1,380,000,000 of inhabitants, namely:

380,000,000 of the Caucasian race, 200,000,000 of the Ethiopian,
580,000,000 of the Mongolian,

220,000,000 of the Malay races, and

1,000,000 of the American Indian. All these respectively speak 3064 languages, and possess 1,000 different religions.

The amount of deaths per annum is 33,333,333, or 91,954 per day, 3730 per hour, 60 per minute, or one per second. This loss is compensated by an equal number of births.

The average duration of life throughout the globe is thirty-three years. One-fourth of its population dies before the seventh year, and one-half before the seventeenth. Out of 10,000 persons only one reaches his hundredth year; only one in 500 his eightieth; and only one in 100 his sixty-fifth.

Married people live longer than unmarried ones, and a tall man is likely to live longer than a short one. Until the fiftieth year women have a better chance of life than men; but beyond that period the chances are equal.

Sixty-five persons out of one thousand marry. The months of June and December are those in which marriages are most frequent.

Children born in spring are generally stronger than those born in other seasons.
Births and deaths chiefly occur at night.
The number of men able to bear arms is but one-eighth of the population.

AFRICANS IN AMERICA. It is estimated that there are some 14,580,000 persons of African descent on this conti. Dent. In the United States they number 4,880,000; Brazil 4, 200,000; Cuba and Porto Rico 1,500,000; South and Central American Rupublics 1,100,000; Hayti 1,350,000; British Possessions 800,000; French, 250,000; Dutch and Mexican 400,000.

CREEDS OF THE WORLD, The population of the world is religiously distributed very nearly in the following proportions : Christians 388,600,000 Pagans.

360,000,000 Mohammedans.

165,000,000 Other Asiatic religions... 200,000,000 Jewe....

7,000,000 In Europe, America, Australia, and many of the Polynesian Islands, Christianity is the prevailing creed of every State. In Africa the only independent Christian States are Abyssinia and Liberia, while Christianity prevails in several European colonies. The largest empire of Asia-Russia-is also a Christian country. India, the third country in point of extent, is under the rule of a Christian government, and so is a large portion of Tarther India.

The Mohammedan countries in Asia are Turkey, Persia, Affghanistan, and the Khanates of Central Asia; in Africa – Morocco, the dependencies of Turkey (Egypt, Tunis, Tripoli) and a number of interior States.

Buddhism prevails in India, Farther India, in many parts of China, and in Japan. The governments of Buriah and Siam are Buddhist; the government of China adheres to the religion of Confucius; the religion of Japan is Sintooism.

Judaism is represented throughout the civilized world. The Handbuch der Vergleichonden Statistik of G. Von Kolb (Leipzig, 1868) gives the following as the number of Jews in the countries named : Germany, 478.500 ; Austria, 1,124,000 ; Great Britain, 40,000; Trance, 80,000 ; European Russia, 2,277,000 ; Italy, 20,200 ; Switzerland, 4,20 ; Belgium 1,500; Netherlands, 64,000; Luxemburg, 1,500 ; Denmark, 4,200 ; Sweden, 1,000; Greece, 600; European Turkey, 70,000. The Jews in Portugal are estimated at 3,000; in Syria and Asiatic Turkey, 52,000 ; in Morocco and North Africa, 610,000; in Eastern Asia, 500,800; in America, 500,000.





In the name of God, Amen.

I, (give name of testator) of (residence), being of sound wind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First-I order and direct my Executors, as soon after my decease as practicable, to pay off and discharge all the debts, dues, and liabilities that may exist against me at the time of

my decease.

SecondI give and bequeath unto my wife (name). (Here state property bequeathed.)

ThirdI give and bequeath unto my son (name). (Here state property bequeathed.)

Same form for each legacy.

FourthI hereby nominate and appoint. (Here give name of

person or persons selected as Executors.)

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this -A. D.

Name. The above and foregoing instrument was at the date thereof


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signed, sealed, published, and declared, by the said (name of testator), as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. Name.

Residence. Name.

Residence. Note.—Must be signed by the testator before acknowledged by him to be his will—and must be signed by testator in pres. ence of witnesses — or acknowledged by him in presence of witnesses. Two witnesses are necessary.


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This agreement, made and entered into this

day of

187–by and betweenofand

of Witnesseth : that the said parties hereby ayico to become partners in the business of

-atfor the term of- -years from the date hereof, under the firm name of

Said parties have each contributed the sum ofdollars as the capital stock of said firm.

Both parties are to devote their entire time and skill for the common benefit.

All expenses of the business and all losses are to be borne in common, and the profits are to be equally divided.

Books of account are to be kept, in which shall be entered all money received or paid, all purchases and sales of goods, and all matters of account relating to the business of the firm, which shall at all times be accessible to both.

No money or other property shall be withdrawn by either partner, or applied to his own use, except with the written consent of the other partner; and in every such case the same shall be charged, and his share of the profits shall be reduced in proportion to the amount withdrawn.

Once in each year a correct account shall be taken and stated on the ledger of all stock property and assets of the firm, and of all debts and liabilities.

At the close of the partnership a like account shall be taken and stated, and the stock and property, and the debts, shall be equally divided after payment of the liabilities of the firm.

No debt or claim of the firm shall be released or settled without payment in full, unless by consent of both partners.

Neither partner shall have power to bind the firm as surety in any case; and neither partner shall become surety for another without the written consent of the other partner.

Witness our hands and seals this the day and date above Written. Name

[SEAL.] Name



As the partnership existing between the undersigned will expire on the -day of

187-, it is hereby agreed that said co-partnership shall continue upon the same terms and conditions as provided in the original articles of co-partnership for the further term of

from the date of the expiration of said co-partnership as fixed by the said articles.

Witness our hands (as in articles, giving date).


The undersigned hereby agree that the co-partnership existing between them, as is witnessed by the Articles of Co-partnership signed by us, be, and the same is hereby, dissolved, except for the purpose of final settlement of the business thereof, which may be settled by

And upon such Bettlement, then said co-partnership shall be wholly dissolved.

Witness, etc. (as above).

POWER OF ATTORNEY. Know all men by these presents, that I of

hereby make, constitute, and appointof

my true and lawful Attorney, for me, and in my name, place, and stead, to (here state duty of Attorney) granting unto my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform each and every thing necessary and proper to be done in the performance of his duty, as fully as I might or could do if personally present, hereby ratifying and confirming all the lawful acts of my said Attorney, done under and by virtue hereof. Witness my hand and seal this

day of A. D. 187Name

-[SEAL.] Note. To be signed and acknowledged as a deed for the conveyance of real estate

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FORM OF SUBMISSION TO ARBITRATION. Know all men by these presents, that whereas a controversy is now existing between (name), of (residence), and (name), of (residence), touching (here state nature of controversy):

Now, therefore, we, the said (here give names of parties), do hereby subunit said controversy to the decision and arbitration of (here give names of three persons selected as arbitrators), of (here state residences), and do covenant each with the other that we will faithfully keep and abide by the decision and award that they, or any two of them, may make in writing—said award to be made and signed on or before (here give date).

And it is agreed by the parties hereto, that the party that shall fail to abide by and observe said award, made in accordance with the foregoing submission, shall forfeit and pay to the other the sum of (here insert amount). Witness our hands this



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