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A CLEAR COMPLEXION!!!
EXTRACT OF ELDER FLOWERS
Is strongly recommended for softening, Improving, Beautifying, and Preserving the SKIN, and giving it a blooming and charming appearance. It will completely remove Tan, Sunburn, Redness, &c., and by its Balsamic and Healing qualities render the skin soft, pliable, and free from dryness, &c., clear it from every humour, pimple, or eruption; and by continuing its use only a short time, the skin will become and continue soft and smooth, and the complexion perfectly clear and beautiful.
Sold in Bottles, price 2s. 9d., by all Medicine Vendors and Perfumers.
For Children Cutting their Teeth.
THE value of this Medicine has been largely tested in all parts of the world and by all grades of society for upwards of fifty
Its extensive sale has induced SPURIOUS IMITATIONS, some of which, in outward appearance, so closely resemble the Original as easily to deceive even careful observers. The Proprietor therefore feels it due to the Public to give a SPECIAL CAUTION against the purchase of such imitations.
All purchasers are therefore requested carefully to observe that the words "JOHN STEEDMAN, Chemist, Walworth, Surrey," are engraved on the Government Stamp affixed to each Packet, IN WHITE LETTERS ON A RED GROUND, without which none are genuine. The true STEEDMAN is spelt with two EEs.
Prepared only at Walworth, Surrey, and Sold by all Chemists and Medicine Vendors in packets ls. 11⁄2d. and 2s. 9d. each.
BY CAPTAIN EYRE M. SHAW,
CHIEF OFFICER OF THE METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADE,
A COMPLETE MANUAL
ORGANIZATION, MACHINERY, AND GENERAL WORKING OF THE FIRE BRIGADE OF LONDON.
Demy 8vo., with upwards of 200 Woodcuts, Price 12s. (free by Post, 12s. 6d.).
LONDON: CHARLES AND EDWIN LAYTON, FLEET STREET.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL.
BOND'S MARKING INK.
The Proprietor of this most valuable Marking Ink has removed the business from No. 11, Nile Street, to No. 6, Bevenden Street, East Road, City Road, N., where all orders should be addressed, or to any of his Agents, he having no longer any connexion with Nile Street.
The public should observe the "Oak Tree" is the only genuine Trade Mark. No other person can manufacture H. BOND'S MARKING INK.
C. & E. LAYTON, Wholesale Agents, Fleet Street, London.
THE REMEDY FOR
SCROPHULA, SKIN DISEASES, GLANDULA SWELLINGS, &c.,
(Proved by more than 60 Years' use) is Regularity and Perseverance in the use of DR. ROBERTS' ALTERATIVE PILLS,
DR. ROBERTS' ANTI-SCORBUTIC DROPS; Neither of which requires any Cessation from Business, or change of Diet. The ANNUAL MENTOR (which contains full information respecting these medicines) may be obtained by sending Postage Stamps to the undersigned.
DR. ROBERTS' POOR MAN'S FRIEND
Should be used when an Ointment is needed.
Sold at 18. 1d., 28. 9d., 4s. 6d., 11s., and 22s. The Drops are sold at 28. 9ď. Prepared by "BEACH & BARNICOTT" (late Dr. Roberts), BRIDPORT.
Royal Insurance Company.
ROYAL INSURANCE BUILDINGS, LIVERPOOL, AND
EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1875.
Fire Premiums for the Year
Income from Premiums, after deducting
£240,963 14 0
BONUSES DECLARED for the last two Quinquenniums:-£1 10s. per cent. per annum on sum Assured, upon all Policies entitled to participate.
After providing for payment of the Dividend and Bonus, the Funds of the Company will stand as follows::
Balance of Profit and Loss
£742,553 0 .. £355,161 12 8
GROWTH OF FUNDS.
£289,545 0 0 400,000 0 0
500,000 0 0
92,745 19 0 1,976,146 11 9
£3,258,437 10 9
Extract from Auditors' Report.
"We have examined and counted every Security, and have found all correct and in perfect order, and that the present aggregate market value thereof is in excess of the amounts in the said Balance-Sheets."
JOHN H. MCLAREN Manager.
THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL
FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
BEING THE FIRST AFTER BISSEXTILE.
CHURCH AND EDUCA-
English Bishops & Deans 57
Illumin. Discs of Venus
Coll. of Physical Science. 61
The Four Quarters of the
New College, London. . 62
House of Commons.
Lords Lieut. England.
.50 .52 Scotland. .52 Ireland. 53 Members of Privy Council 56 SCOTLAND 53
AND SOLD BY J. GREENHILL,
Price One Shilling; or, Four Shillings bound in cloth with the "Companion."
AT THEIR HALL, LUDGATE HILL.
THE Thermometrical Register, showing the highest and lowest temperatures of the corresponding month of the preceding year, has been resumed in the British Almanac Calendar at the request of numerous correspondents. These registers are copied from those made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. They show the highest and lowest ranges within each twenty-four hours, from self-registering thermometers. Each month is placed with its corresponding month, as affording the most ready and advantageous means of comparison, although by this arrangement the register of the last three months of 1875 follows the nine months of 1876, which are all that can be given up to the day of publication.
Equation of Time.
In this Almanac the calculations are all made for mean time (given by the clock), instead of apparent time (given by the sun-dial), which latter had been used up to the year 1833. It must be obvious that, for all practical purposes, mean time is the most useful; and to obtain it from apparent time, the columns in the Almanac headed "Equation of Time" should be used. The column "Equation of Time" ought, for example, to be consulted when persons are desirous of setting their clock by a sun-dial. When clock after sun is written above the number of minutes and seconds opposite to the day, then the clock ought to be set so much slower than the sun-dial, and the contrary.
THE "Moon's age" is set down in days and the nearest tenths of days from the time of change. Thus it is New Moon on the 15th of March at 2h. 54m, morning, and therefore at noon of that day she is 9h. 6m. old, which is set down as four-tenths. The fraction of the day of course continues the same throughout the lunation. See also the table on page 10 showing the hours of darkness and duration of moonlight.
VARIATION OF THE COMPASS, or the declination of the magnetic or mariner's needle from the meridian or true north-and-south line at the undermentioned places in the United Kingdom, estimated for the year 1877.
N.B.-The variation is westerly, that is, the magnetic pole is west of the true north pole, and is found to be decreasing in the United Kingdom about 9' annually.
Scilly Islands, 21° 26'; Falmouth, 21° 8'; Plymouth, 20° 42'; Portland, 19° 56'; Portsmouth, 19° 26'; Brighton, 18° 54'; Dover, 18° 19'; London, 18° 58'; Yarmouth, 18° 31'; Sunderland, 20° 52'; Edinburgh, 22° 19'; Glasgow, 23° 6'; Liverpool, 21° 16'; Pembroke, 21° 46'; Holyhead, 22° 11'; Dublin, 23° 13'; Belfast, 23° 31'; Galway, 24° 41'; Cork, 23° 48′.
AUXILIARY TABLE FOR FINDING THE TIME OF SUNRISING AND SETTING.
The time of Sunrise and Sunset in the British Almanac ' is adapted to the parallel of latitude in which London is situate-viz., 51° 30'.
THE table, pages 3-4, has been constructed to show the variations of time through the United Kingdom-namely, between the latitude of 58° and 50° 10' N. The times of sun-rising and sun-setting are computed for the instant that the sun's centre is even with the horizon of the sea. The number of minutes found in this table under the month-day, and in the required latitude, are to be applied to the time of sun-rising and setting found on that day in the Almanac; the result will be the time of his rising and setting at the place required.-Ex. At what time will the sun rise and set on May 21 at Edinburgh? The times of sunrise and sunset on that day in the Almanac are 4h. 2m. A.M., and 7h. 51m. P.M. In the table, in parallel of 56°, in which (p. 3) Edinburgh is found, and under May 21, are 23 minutes; which, subtracted from 4h. 2m., leaves 3h. 39m. for time of sunrise; and, added to 7h. 51m., gives 8h. 14m. for time of sun-setting. But at those places where instead of mean time at place* railway time is now used, which in Great Britain is Greenwich mean time, and in Ireland Dublin mean time, to the times of sun-rising and sun-setting, as deduced by the auxiliary table, the longitude in time must be applied thus:-For places in Great Britain whose longitude is west of Greenwich, to the time of sunrise or sunset add the longitude in time, and for places whose longitude is east of Greenwich, subtract the longitude in time, the result will be the railway or Greenwich time that the sun rises or sets.
N.B.-Longitude in arc, indicated by the signs °" (degrees, minutes, and seconds) is converted into longitude in time by reckoning 360° 24 h., 15° — - 1 h., and 1° 4m. Example:-On June 21st at Penzance, in latitude 50° 7' N. and longitude 5° 31' W., what will be the railway time that the sun rises and sets?
*See above, Explanatory Notices, Equation of Time.