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    THE 13-MONTH YEAR.—Calendar reform has moved a step forward in the reply just forwarded to the League of Nations by the representatives of British railways; in this they state that they are unanimously in favour of the adoption of a year of 13 months of 28 days each with one extra day (2 in leap years). This exact equality of the months would be a great convenience from the wage point of view. The objection is sometimes made that the division into quarters would be inconvenient: but our present “quarter days” are neither at the end of months nor equidistant from each other, so that the placing of them at the end of the first week of the fourth month, the second of the seventh, and so on, would be no worse than at present.

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