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Scientific and Agric. Schools.

Normal Schools. MAINE STATE COLL. OF AGRIC, AND EASTERN NORMAL SCHOOL, CASTINE, THE MECHANIC ARTS, ORONO, ME. - ME. - Terms beg. Aug. 28, Dec. 4, 1877; Tms beg. Fe. 5, and Au. 7. Com. June 26. and Mch. 11, 1878.

CHANDLER SCIEN. DEPT., N. H. COLL. WESTERN NORMAL SCH., FARMINGOP AGRIC. AND THE MECH. ARTS, AND TON, ME. - Tms beg. Fe. 26 and Au. 27. THAYER SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEER STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, PLYMOUTH, ING, HANOVER, N. H.-Terms same as N. 11.– Terms beg. Sept. 12, Dec. 5, 1877; Dart. Coll., except that Agric. Coll. closes and Feb. 27, 1878. about Apr. 15, and Thayer school has only STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, CASTLETON, 2 w. vacation in winter.

VT.-2 tms; beg. Feb. 7, and Aug. 31. UNIVER. OF VT., BURLINGTON, has STATE NORMAL SCH., JOHNSON, VT. also a scientific and agricultural course. - Tms beg. 1st Tu. Sept., and 3d Tu. Feb.

MASS. AGRIC. COLL, AMHERST, MASS. STATE NORM. Sch., RANDOLPR, VT. -Tms beg. Aug. 29, Dec. 13, and Mar. 28. -Tms beg, 4th Tu. Au., and 20 Tu. Feb.

BOSTON UNIVER, COLL, OF AGRIC, - STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, New BRITerms same as in Mass. Agric. Coll. TAIN,CONN.-Spring and summer tm beg.

LAWRENCE SCIEN. ScHool (HARV. Feb. 14, closes June 28; sch. year beg. Sep. COLL.), CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- The year NORMAL SCHOOLS OF MASSACHUis the same as that of Harvard College. SETTS. — The year is divided into 2 terms

THE BUSSEY INSTITUTION, JAMAICA of 20 weeks each, including a recess of 1 PLAIN, MASS. (a school of agriculture and week near the middle of the term. Vahorticulture in Harv. University).— Year cation, 3 weeks in winter, 9 weeks in same as that of Harvard College.

summer. Examination for admission at MASS. INS. OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON. the beginning of the school year, which Ac. yr. last Mo. Sep. to Sat. bf. 1st Mo. Je. | is, at Salem, last Tu. in Aug.; at West

WORCESTER FREE INSTIT., WORCES- field, last Thurs. in Aug.; at Bridgewater, TER, MASS. -Tms: fm 2d Tu. Sep. to last 1st Tu. in Sept.; at Framingham, 1st Th. Fri. Jan., and fm 3d Tu. Fe. to 1st Fri. Au. in Sept.; at Worcester, 2d Tu. in Sept.

SHEFFIELD SCIEN. SCHOOL (YALE Mass. NORMAL ART Sch., 28 School COL.) NEW HAVEN, CT. - Terms same Street, Boston.- Term beg. 1st week in as those of Yale College.

Oct., ends at end of May.

MEETINGS OF FRIENDS IN NEW ENGLAND.

(Corrected Sept. 1877.) The Yearly Meeting of Friends is held 7th mo., at Falmouth, and 1st fifth day at Newport, beginning with meeting of 10th mo., at Sandwich, Mass. Falmouth : ministers and elders, the 2d sixth day in 7th day before 1st sixth day in 2d and 9th the 6th mo., at 9 A. M. For business on mos., at Windham ; 6th mo. at West7th day, at 9 A, M. Public meetings for brook, and 11th mo. at Durham. Smithworship on 1st day at Newport and Ports- field : 2d fifth day, 2d month, at Wormouth, at 10 A, M. and 4 P.M. The Year-cester; 2d fifth day, 5th mo., at Northly Meeting is composed of the Quarterly bridge; 2d fifth day, 8th month, at

Meetings of Rhode Island, Salem, Sand- Bolton; 2d fifth day, ilth mo., at Smithwich, Falmouth, Smithfield, Vassalboro', field. Vassalboro': 2d seventh day in the Dover, and Fairfield, held as follows: 2d and 9th months, at Vassalboro'; on

Rhode Island : 1st fifth day, 2d mo., at the last seventh day in the 5th month, at Providence; ist fifth day, 5th mo., at China; and on the 2d seventh day in 11th East Greenwich; 1st fifth day, 8th mo., month, at East Vassalboro'. Dover : 7th at Newport, and 1st fifth day, 11th mo., day before 4th fifth day, 1st mo., at Rochat Fall River. Salem : 3d fifth day, 1st ester, 4th mo. Dover, 8th mo. at North mo., at Salem; 4th fifth day, 5th mo., at Berwick, 10th mo. at Sandwich, N. H. Amesbury; 3d fifth day, 8th mo., at Fairfield : 7th day before 2d sixth day, in Lynn; 3d fifth day, 10th mo., at Weare. 2d and 9th mos., at Manchester; 7th day Sandwich : 1st fifth day, 4th and 12th before last sixth day, 5th mo., and 7th day inos., at New Bedford; 1st fifth day, I before 2d sixth day, 11tlı mo., at Fairfield. MEETINGS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN MAINE.

(Corrected Sept. 1877.) Androscoggin, at Auburn, 1st Tues. Oxford, at Paris, 2d Tues. May and April and Oct.

1st Tues. Sept. Aroostook, at Houlton, 3d Tues. Jan. Penobscot, at Bangor, 1st Tues. Ap. and 1st Tues. June and July.

and Aug., and 2d Tues. Dec. Cumberland, at Portland, 1st Tues.. Piscataquis, at Dover, 1st Tues. Ap. Jan. and June.

Aug., and Dec. Franklin, at Farmington, last Tues. Sagadahoc, at Bath, 1st Tụ. March, April and Dec.

July, and Nov. Hancock, at Ellsworth, 4th Tu, Jan. Somerset, at Skowhegan, 1st Tues. and 20 Tues. April and Oct.

March and Aug., and 2d Tues. Dec. Kennebec, at Augusta, 3d Tues. Ap., Waldo, at Belfast, 3d Tuos. April, Aug., and Dec.

Aug., and Dec. Knox, at Rockland, 1st Tue. Ap. and Washington, at Machias, 1st Wed. Dec., and 3d Tues. Aug.

aft. 1st Tues. Jan. and Oct.; at Calais, 1st Lincoln, at Wiscasset, 2d Tues. May, Wed. aft. 4th Tu. April. 1st Mon, Sept., and last Mon. Dec.

York, at Alfred, 2d Tu. Ap. and Oct.

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JANUARY, First Month.

Astronomical Calculations.

O's Declination.

Days. d.

m.Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m. 1 22 S.59 7 22 20 13 21 25 19 2015 25 18 52

22 54 8 22 12 14 21 14 20 20 3 26 18 37 22 48 9 22 3 15 21 3 21 19 49 27 18 22 22 41 10 21 54 16 20 52 22 1935 28 18 6 22 35 11 21 45 17 20 40 23 19 21 29 17 50 22 27 12 21 35 18 20 28 24 19 7 30 17 33

D's

Year.

Day of the

Day of

Month.
Day of
the
Week.

Length Day's
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Sets. of Days. Incre. 67
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m. h.
m. h.

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Moon

Full Sea,

Boston.
Morn Even

Place.
h. h.

Souths. h. m.

m.

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2

New Moon, 3d day, 9h. 19m., morning, E.

First Quarter, 11th day, 2h. 2m., evening, E.
O Full Moon, 18th day, 7h. 27m., evening, E.
( Last Quarter, 25th day, 11h. 5m., morning, W.

D D
Rises.

h. m. 1 Tu. 7 304 38| 9 80 51 4 28/ 98 101thi. 6 5110 22

2 W. 7 30 4 39 990 6 4 29 101 111 kn. 7 2 11 19 3 3 Th.7 30 4 40 9 100 7 5 0 114

kn.

sets 0 13 4

4 Fr. 7 30 4 41 9110 8 5 1 0 01 kn. 5 47 1 3 5 5 Sa. 7 30 4 42 9 120 9 6 2 0 1 legs 6 54 1 51

6 S. 7 30 4 43 9 130 10 6 3 11 17 legs 7 57 2 34

7 M. 7 30 4 44 9 140 11 7 4 2 21 feet 8 58 3 15 8 8 Tu. 7 30 4 45 9 15 0 12 7 5 23 23 feet 9 58 3 55 9

9 W.17 30 4 46 9 160 13 8 6 3 3 feet 10 58 4 34 10 10 Th.7 29 4 47 9 180 15 8 7 34 h'd morn. 5 13 II 11 Fr. 7 29 4 48 9 190 16 8 8 41 4h'd 0 0 5 55 12 12 Sa. 7 29 4 49 9 200 17 9 9 51 54 n'k 1 2 6 39 13 13 S. 7 28 4 50 9 22 0 19 910 6

2 9 7 28 14 14 M. 17 28 4 51 9 230 20 911 7 73 n'k 3 18 8 22 15 15 Tu.7 27 4 52 9 25 0 22 10 12 8 81 arm 4 27 9 20 16 16W.7 274 54 9 270 24 10 13 9 9 arm 5 35 10 21 17 17 Th.7 26 4 55 9 290 26 10 14 98 101 br. 6.6 33 11 24 18 18 Fr. 7 26 4 56 9 300 27 11 0 109 114 br.

rises morn. 19 19 Sa. 7 25 4 57 9 32 0 29 11 16 11 h’rt 6 1 0 24 20 20 S. 7 24 4 58 9 340 31 11 17 0 04 h'rt 7 20 1 22 21 21 M. 7 245 0 9 360 33 12 18 0f 14 bel. 8 39 2 16 22 22 Tu.7 23 5 11 9 380 35 12 19 18 2 bel. 9 55 3 7 23 23 W.17 22 5 2 9 400 37 12 20 25 3 rei. 11 11 3 56 24 24 Th. 7 22 5 4 9 420 39 12 21 31 32 rei. morn. 4 45 25 25 Fr. 7 21 5 5 9 440 41 13 22 41 44 sec.

0 26 5 36 26 26 Sa. 7 2015 6 9 460 43 13 23 54 sec. 1 39 6 28 27 278.7 195 8 9 490 46 13 24 6+ 7 thi. 1 2 511 7 22 28 128M. 17 185 96 9 510 4813 25 75 8 |thi. | 3 58 8 17 29 29 Tu. 7 17 5 10 9 530 50 13 26 83 94 thi. 4 58 9 13 30 30 W. 7 16 5 12 9 560 53 14 27 93 10 kn. 5 47 10 7 3: |31|Th.|7 15 5 13 9 580 55 1428 109 11 |kn. 6 28 10 58

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JANUARY hath 31 days.

1878.

With grateful hearts the past we own:
The future all to us unknown,
We to Thy guardian care commit,
And, peaceful, leave before Thy feet.

DODDRIDGE.

D. M.

Aspects, Holidays, Events,

Weather, &c.

Farmer's Calendar.

1 Tu. ( runs low. Circumcision, A NOTE-Book in the pocket is 2 W. Legislatures meet in Maine and Mass. a very handy thing. Keep the run

of all that takes place through 3 Th. 64 ( High tides.

the day.

It won't cost much 4 Fr. o jo. 68 (, in 8. time, you know, to jot down the 5 Sa. 8 in Perih. 640.. sums you pay and take, and at 6 F 20 Sun. aft. Chr. Epiphany. the end of the year close up the 7 Mo. 68(.

$ 8th. Legislature meets in score and square the books. If 8 Tu. hc. in Ap. IR.I. leg. m'te you can pay off all debts, so as

at Provi'ce. to start with a clean bill, you 9 W. 34th. Cornelius Vanderbilt, N. Y. railroad

king, died, aged 82, leaving property can let the world wag. Debt is 10 Th. 3 8 inferior. 200,000, 200, $285,- the load that drags so many folks 11 Fr. 6 (. Very low tides.

down. No man will be apt to 12 Sa. 6°C. L. of n. 14h. 39m. fail if he takes care not to run

in debt. But if you can't pay 13 F 1st Sun. af. Epip. 6 84. off all you owe, it is best to 14 Mo. $ 16th. Sir John Moore killed at Corunna, 1809.

Cold. square up all the same, and see 15 Tu. Gold 1063, 1877.

just how you stand. The way 16 W. at gr. bril. ( runs high.

to start on the new year is to make

up your mind to do the best you 17 Th. Franklin born, 1706 (O. 8. 6th).

can and to make the most of life. 18 Fr. 20th. ( in Per. Continues Now is just the time to lay out 19 Sa. 20th. Very high tides. cold, the plans for the year. Map out 20 F 20 Sun. af. Epiph. 6 the farm, and jot down what is

to be done with each lot, how it 21 Mo. Louis XVI. beheaded, 1793. but

is to be planted, what you aim 22 Tu.

signs of a thaw to get, and the cost. Take 23 W. Wm. Pitt died, 1806.

may good care of the stock this cold 24 Th. OYO. be expected weather. Warm barns and good 25 Fr.

about this time. well in the spring. Let a cow

care do much to bring stock out 26 Sa. 1329th. Bill establishing an Electoral Com.

for counting vote for Pres't signed, 1877. run down by poor fare, and it is 27 F 3d Sunday after Epiphany. hard work to bring her up again, 28 Mo. 29th. George III. died, aged 81, 1820.

Give her a few roots now and 29 Tu. ( runs low. Low tides.

then, and a good carding every

day. If you have no barn cel30 W. 10 $ ( {

lar, fix up a rough board roof 31 Th. 1621 .

Windy. over the manure heap.

Charles I. beheaded,
1649, 0. S.

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1878.

FEBRUARY, Second Month.

Astronomical Calculations.
Days. d.

m.Days. d. m. Days. d. m.Days. d. m.Days. d.
1 16 S.59 7 15 11 13 13 13 19 11 8 25 8 57

16 42 8 14 52 14 12 53 20 10 47 26 8 34
16 24 9 14 33 15 12 32 21 10 25 27 8 12
16 6 10 14 13 16 12 12 22 10 3 28 7 49
15 48 11 13 53 17 11 51 23 9 41
15 30 12 13 33 18 11 30 24

19
• New Moon, 20 day, 3h. 32m., morning, W.
) First Quarter, 10th day, 8h. 32m., morning, E.
O Full Moon, 17th day, 6h. 32m., morning, W.
( Last Quarter, 23d day, 10h. 28m., evening, E.
Length Day's

Fakub Sea1D's ) )
Days.)

Morn Even
Place.

Souths.
m. |h.
32 1 Fr. 17 14 5 14 10 00 57 14|29|117 117 legs sets (11 46
33

2 Sa. 17 13 5 1610 31 0140 O legs 5 46 0 31 34 3 S. 7 12 5 17 10 51 2 14 1 04 04 feet 6 47 1 13 35 4M. 7 11 5 18 10 71 4/14 2 0f 1 feet 7 49 1 53 36 5 Tu. 7 10 5 20 10 101 7 14 3 11 14 feet 8 49 2 32 376 W. 7 95 21 10 12 1 9 14 4 2 21 h'd 9 48 3 11 38 | 7 Th.|7 75 22 10 151 12 14 5 24 23hd 10 511 3 51 39 8 Fr. 7 6 5 24 10 18 1 15 14 6 331 h'd 11 56 4 33 40

9 Sa. 7 5 5 25 10 20 1 17 14 7 4 n'k morn. 5 19 41 10 S.17 35 26 10 23 1 20 14 8 41 5 n'k 1 2 6 9 42 11 M. 7 25 28 10 261 23 14 9 51 52 arm 2 8 7 4 43 12 Tu. 7 15 29 10 28 1 25 14 10 64 7 arm 3 14 8 2 44 13 W.7 05 30 10 301 27 14/11 8 br. 4 16 9 3 45 14 Th.6 58 5 31 10 33 1 30 14 12 81 9 br. 5 910 4 46 15 Fr. 6 57 5 33 10 36 1 33 14 13 97 10 h’rt 5 5311 3 47 16 Sa. 6 56 5 34 10 381 35 14 14 101 102 h’rt 6 27 11 59 48 17 S. 6 54 5 35 10 411 38 14 0 11 112 bel. rises (morn. 49 18 M. 6 535 36 10 431 40 14 16 Obel. 7 30 0 53 50 19 Tu. 6 515 38 10 47 1 44 14 17 03 0frei. 8 49 1 44 51 20 W. 6 505 39 10 491 46 14 18 14 14 rei. 10 7 2 36 52 21 Th. 6 48 5 40 10 52 1 49 14 19 21 23 sec. 11 24 3 27 53 22 Fr. 6 475 41 10 54 1 51 1420 3 31 sec. morn. 4 21 54 23 Sa. 16 45 5 43 10 58 1 55 14 21 4 41 sec.

0 40 5 16 24 S.6 44 5 44 11 01 57 13 22 5

1 501 6 12 56 25 M. 6 42 5 45 11 32 0 1323 6 67thi. 2 53 7 8 57 26 Tu. 6 405 46 11 62 31324 73 74 kn. 3 46 8 3

W. 6 39 5 48 11 92 613 25 87 9kn. 4 29 8 55 59 28 Th. 6 37 5 49 11 12 2 9 13 26 91 97 legs 5 2 9 44

MERCURY.
The most favorable times for seeing Mercury in 1878, will be about Feb. 2,
June 2, and Sept. 25, in the East, before sunrise, and April 15, Aug. 13, and
Dec. 8, in the West, after sunset.
18th one

The Full Fides same as on the Chan

54|thi.

Bay after

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'Tis winter now: the gleaming snow

Has left the heavens all cold and clear;
Through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow,
And all the earth lies dead and drear.

S. LONGFELLOW.
Aspects, Holidays, Events,
Weather, &c.

Farmer's Calendar. 1 Fr. 12d. H. ti. Oecl., inv.in U.S. THERE's nothing like the eye 2 Sa. Purifica. of V. Mary. Candlemas Day of the owner who loves them, to

make cattle thrive. It is all 3 F 4th Sunday aft. Epiphany. wrong to keep them out in rough 4 Mo. 6(. L. of n. 13h. 52m. winds and storms. A cold 5 Tu. 6 hc. ( in Apogee. draught of air is as bad for them 6W.16 $ 9. 2d. gr. elong. W. as for you. Don't you know

that a flock of hens will take 7 Th. & in Perih. $ in 8.

cold in a draught as quick as a 8 Fr. Rear-Admiral Wilkes died, aged 76, 1877. boy? In the round of chores, 9 Sa. 6 d. d V (.. c. you have time now to look to 10 F 5th Su.af. Ep. 11th. V.1.tid. the wants of all the live-stock 11 Mo. 312th. Strike of engineers on B. & M.R.R. on the farm, to keep all warm,

They desert their engines at 4 P.M.; '77. well fed, and clean. No one on 12 Tu.( ruus high. Pleasant.

the farm ought to let this month 13 W. 14th. Gold 1059, 1877.

pass without giving much time 14 Th. St. Valentine.

A storm to books. They are the voices 15 Fr. 17th. (ecli., visible in U.S. of the distant and the dead. 16 Sa. 8 HO. is brewing. the companionship, the very

They bring to us all, the society, 17 F Septuages. Sun. _6 spiritual presence of the greatest 18 Mo. 8 in Aph. ( in Perigee. and the best of our race. The 19 Tu. Very high tides.

time you give to the study of 20 W. 16° 0 inferior. Cold good books will not be lost. It

will tell on the farm, on the 21 Th.

northerly winds, mind, and on the heart. We 22 Fr.

shifting must strive to make better men, 23 Sa. French Revolution began, 1848. to as well as to do better work, 24 F Seragesima Sun. St. Matthias. to cherish loftier aims and no

bler purposes in life. When 25 Mo. ( rups low. easterly, the spring work comes on, you 26 Tu. 27th. Henry W. Longfellow born, 1807. will be too tired and have too 27 W. Low tides. accompanied by much to do to give much time 28 Th. 646. fog and rain. to books; so do it now, and

make.the most of them. I have noticed that those who keep up a good degree of mental activity, who read and seek to store the mind with facts from every source, get along the best in life, and do the most good in the world.

WASHINGTON BORN,
1732.

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