COMPARATIVE STRENGTH OF ALCOHOL. The standard American alcohol is 188 proof, which would be under English rule of ascertaining proof 65 per cent, overproof. Germany and France would show a proof of 94 per cent. The German proof as compared with our proof would be 50 per cent.; French the same. Absolute alcohol would be 200 per cent, for Ameri can, 75 per cent, overproof for English and 100 per cent,for Germany and France. Such alcohol is almost unknown to commerce on account of its volatility. The standard gallon of the United States measures 231 cubic inches,and contains 8.839 pounds Avoridupois distilled water at its maximum density 39.83 deg. Fah renheit, and 30 inches Barometer height. The standard bushel measures 2,150.42 cubicinches, equal to 77.627 pounds Avoirdupois distilled water at same temperature and barometer; its dimensions are 18J inches inside diameter, 19J inches outside,and 8 inches deep. When heaped the cone must not be less than 6 inches high. TABLE OF MEASURES.