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ECLIPSES FOR THE YEAR 1888.
THERE will be five Eclipses this year, three of the SUN, and two of the MOON. I. A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON, Jan. 28, visible as follows: Begins, 4h. 30.4m. P. M.; middle, 6h. 20.1m. P. M.; ends, 8h. 9.5m. P. M.
II. A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, Feb. 11, invisible in New England, but visible in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the extreme southern part of South America.
III. A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, July 8 and 9, invisible in New England, but visible in the Indian Ocean.
IV. A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON, July 22 and 23, visible as follows: Begins July 22, 10h. 54.7m. P.M.; middle, July 23, 0h. 44.8m. A.M.; ends, July 23, 2h. 34.8m. Á. M.
V. A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, Aug. 7, invisible in New England, but visible in the Arctic Ocean, Norway and Sweden, and the extreme northerly. parts of North America and Asia.
CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES FOR 1888.
MOVABLE Septuagesima Sund., Jan. 29 Shrove Sunday, Feb. 12
First Sund. in Lent, 46
FEASTS AND FASTS FOR 1888.
Roman Indiction... 1
Rogation Sunday, May 6
Venus will be Morning Star till July 11, then Evening Star the rest of the year. Mars will be Morning Star till April 11, then Evening Star the rest of the year. Jupiter will be Morning Star till May 22, Evening Star till Dec. 8, then Morning Star the rest of the year. Saturn will be Morning Star till Jan. 23, Evening Star till August 1, then Morning Star the rest of the year.
MERCURY.. -The most favorable times for seeing Mercury in 1888 will be about March 30, July 29, Nov. 17, in the East, before sunrise; and Feb. 17, June 12, Oct. 8, in the West, after sunset.
NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE PRINCIPAL PLANETS.
NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE ASPECTS.
6 Conjunction, or in the same degree. 8 Opposition, or 180 degrees.
Dragon's Head, or Ascending Node.
NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.
8. m Scorpio, secrets.
2. 8 Taurus, neck.
COLLEGES, PROFESSIONAL, AND NORMAL SCHOOLS IN NEW ENGLAND. (Corrected Sept., 1887.)
BATES, LEWISTON, ME. 3 tms. Beg. 6w. fm Tu. bef. Thank., 1st Tu. Apr., 4th Tu. Aug. Com. Th. aft. last We. June. BOWDOIN, BRUNSWICK, ME. Com. 4th Th. June. Vac. 11w. fm Com.; 2w. at Christmas; 1w. in Spring.
COLBY UNIVER., WATERVILLE, ME. Com. 1st Wed. July; vac. 9w fm Com., 1 w.fm last We. Nov., 4w. fm 2d We. Feb. MAINE WESLEYAN SEM. AND FEM. COLL., KENT'S HILL, ME. 3 tms, 13w. each. Beg. 4th Tu. Aug., 1st Tu. Dec.,
2d Tu. Mar.
DARTMOUTH, HANOVER, N.H. last Th. June; vac. 10w. after.
N. H. CONF. SEMINARY AND FEMALE
COLLEGE, TILTON, N.H. Tms begin Dec. 7, '87; Mar. 21, '88. Com. June 20.
NORWICH UNIV., NORTHFIELD, VT. Yr. beg. 2d Th. Sept.; closes 3d Th. June. MIDDLEBURY, MIDDLEBURY, VT. Tms beg. Jan. 5, Apr. 5, Sept. 6, '88.
UNIVERSITY OF VT., AND STATE AGRICULT. COLLEGE, AT BURLINGTON. Com. last Wed. June; vac. fm Com. 11w.fm Wed. bef.Christmas, 2w., and 2w. fm close of Spring tm.
VERMONT METH. SEMINARY AND FEMALE COLL., MONTPELIER, VT. Tms beg. Dec. 12, '87; Mar. 26, Aug. 27, '88. AMHERST, AMHERST, MASS. 3 tms. Beg. Jan. 4, Apr. 12, and 2d Th. Sept. BOSTON COLLEGE, BOSTON, MASS. 2 tms. Beg. 1st Mo. Sept. and Feb.
BOSTON UNIVER., BOSTON, MASS.COLL. OF LIBERAL ARTS. 3 tms. beg. Sept. 21, '87; 2d beg. Jan. 3, '88; 3d beg. Mar. 19, '88.- COLLEGE OF MUSIC. 2 tms, 20w. each; 1st beg. Sept. 8, '87; 2d beg. Feb.2,'88.-SCHOOL OF ALL SCIENCES. Post grad. dept. Tms same as in Coll. of Lib. Arts.
COLL. OF THE HOLY CROSS, WORCESTER, MASS. Year beg. 1st Wed. Sept., ends last Th. June.
HARVARD, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Year beg. Th. after last Wed. Sept., ends at Com, last Wed.June; rec. 23 Dec. to Jan. 2, inc., and fi Wed. bef. Fast to Tu. after, inc.
SMITH COLL., NORTHAMPTON, MASS. (For women.) 3 tms, Jan. 5, Apr. 12,
and Sept. 14.
TUFTS COLL., COLLEGE HILL, MASS. A single term of 39w. Beg. Sept. 22, '88. Com. 3d Wed. June; vac. 13w.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE, WELLESLEY, MASS. (For women) 3 tms. Sept.8,'87, Jan. 5, '88, April 6, '88. Com. June 21. WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. Com. last Wed. before July 4; vac. 10w. aft. Com., 3w. fm 3d Tu. Dec., 2w. fm end of 2d term.
BROWN, PROVIDENCE, R.I. Acad. yr. beg. 3d Wed. Sept. Com. 3d Wed. June. TRINITY, HARTFORD, CONN. 2 tms. 1st beg. Sept. 13, '87; 2d, Jan. 12,'88; 1st, Sept. 11, '88. Com. last Th. in June.
WESLEYAN UNIV., MIDDLETOWN, CT. Com. last Th. June, 1888; vac. 11w. fin Com., 2w. at Chris., 1w. in Spring.
YALE, NEW HAVEN, CONN. Com. last Wed. June; vac. of 12w. fm Com.
1st tm. 13w., vac. 2w.; 2d tm till Com. with recess at Easter.
SCHOOL OF THE FINE ARTS (YALE UNIV.). Beg. Oct. 1 and ends June 1. Theological Schools.
THEO. SEM., BANGOR, ME. (Or. Cong.) Anniver. 1st Wed. June; vac. 14w. fm anniv. Exam. for entrance Sept. 8.
THEOL. DEPART., BATES COLL., LEWISTON, ME. Year same as College.
VT. EPISCO. INST., BURLINGTON, VT. Acad. yr. 40w. fm Sept. 8.
THEO. SEM. (Orth. Cong.), ANDOVER, MASS. Yr. b. Sep. 8, '87; an. June 15, '88. BOSTON UNIVER. SCHOOL OF THEOL. (Method.) Yr. beg. 3d Wed. Sept. '88.
NEW CHURCH THEOL. Sc., BOSTON, MASS. (Swedenborg.) Yr. beg. Oct.5, '87; ends May 9, '88.
EPIS. THEOL. SEM. AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Yr. beg.last Wed. in Sept.; ends 3d. Wed. in June.
NEWTON THEO. INST., NEWTON CENTRE, MASS. (Bapt.) Ann. 3d Th. May. Vac. fm ann. to 1st Tu. Sept., fm Chris. to New Year's.
DIVINITY SCH. OF HARVARD UNIV. Yr. same as that of Harvard College.
TUFTS COLL. DIV. SCHOOL, COLLEGE HILL, MASS. (Universalist) School year same as that of the College.
BERKELEY DIV. SCH. (Epis.) MIDDLETOWN, CT. Beg. Sept. 20; ends in June.
DIV. SCH. OF YALE UNIV., NEW HAVEN, CT. (Ortho. Cong.) Year beg. 4th Th. Sept.; closes 3d Wed. May.
HARTFORD THEOL. SEM., CONN. (Ortho. Cong.) Acad. yr. fm 3d Th. Sept. to 2d Th. May.
MED. SCH. OF ME., BOWDOIN COLL., BRUNSWICK, ME. Beg. Feb. 2,lasts 20w. PORTLAND (ME.) SCH. FOR MED. INS. 2 tms, beg. July and Oct. '88.
MED. DEPT. DART. COLL., HANOVER, N.H. Lecture tm begins middle July, cont. 20w. Recitation tm beg. 4th Jan., cont. till June 20.
UNIV. OF VT., MED. DEP., BURLINGTON, VT. Beg. 1st Th. Mar., cont. 20w. MED. SCH. OF HARVARD UNIVER., BOSTON. Yr. beg. Th. after last Wed. in Sept., ends last Wed. in June.
BOSTON UNIV. SCH. OF MED.(Homo.). Open to both sexes. Beg. Oct. 12, '88.
MED. DEPART. OF YALE UNIV., NEW HAVEN, CONN. 1st Th. Oct., till Com., with vac. same as Yale College.
DENTAL SCH. HARV. UNI., BOSTON. Begins and ends with College year.
BOSTON DENTAL COLLEGE, BOSTON. Year beg. 1st Wed. in Sept.; ends ad Wed. in June.
Law Schools. LAW SCH. OF HARVARD UNIV., CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Year same as College. BOSTON UNIV. SCH. OF LAW. Beg. 1st Wed. Oct., ends 1st Wed. June.
YALE LAW SCH., N. HAVEN, CT. Yr. beg. 4th Th. Sept., ends last Wed. June.
Scientific and Agric. Schools. MAINE STATE COLL. OF AGRIC, AND THE MECHANIC ARTS, ORONO, ME. Tms beg. Feb. 7, Aug. 7. Com. June 27.
CHANDLER SCIENTIFIC DEPT. OF DARTMOUTH COLL. AND N. H. COLL. OF AGRIC. AND THE MECH. ARTS, HANOVER, N. H. Terms same as those of Dartmouth College.
THAYER SCH. of CIVIL ENGIN., HANOVER, N. H. Yr. fm Aug. 1 to May 1. UNIVER. OF VT., BURLINGTON, has also a scientific and agricultural course. MASS. AGRIC. COLLEGE, AMHERST, MASS. 3 terms. Terms beg. Sept. 7, '87, Jan. 4,'88, Apr. 4.
MASS. COLL. PHARMACY, BOSTON, MASS. Year beg. 1st Mon. Oct. 1887.
BOSTON UNIVER. COLL. OF AGRICUL. Tms. beg.Sept. 6, '87, Jan. 3,'88, Apr. 4, '88. LAWRENCE SCIEN. SCHOOL (HARV. UNIV.), CAMBRIDGE, MASS. The year is the same as that of Harvard Coll.
THE BUSSEY INSTITUTION, JAMAICA PLAIN, MASS. (A school of Agriculture and Horticulture, in Harv. Univ.) Year same as that of Harvard College.
VETERINARY SCHOOL OF HARVARD UNIVER. Year same as that of College. MASS. INST. OF TECHNOL., BOSTON. Ac. yr. last Mon.in Sept. to 1st Tu. after May 27.
WORCESTER POLYTECH. INSTITUTE, WORC., MASS. Tins. fm last Tu. Aug. to 3d Tu. Dec., and fm first Wed. Jan. to last Wed. in Mch., and from 3d Th. in Apr. to last Th. in June.
SHEFFIELD SCIENT. SCHOOL (YALE UNIV.), NEW HAVEN, CT. Terms same as those of Yale College.
STORRS' AGRIC. SCHOOL, MANSFIELD,
CONN. 3 terms. Beg. Sept. 21, '87, Jan. 2, '88, Apr. 2. Com. June 15, '88. Normal Schools.
STATE NORMAL SCH., CASTINE, ME. Tms. b. Mar. 13, Aug. 28, Dec. 11. GORHAM NORMAL SCHOOL, GORHAM, ME. 2tms, 20w.ea. Beg.inFeb.and Sept. STATE NORMAL SCH., FARMINGTON, ME. Tms. b. Jan. 3, Apr. 9, Aug. 27, Dec. 10. STATE NORMAL SCH., PLYMOUTH, N. H. 3 tms. Beg. Aug. 30, '87, Nov. 29, '87, and Mar. 14, '88.
STATE NORMAL SCH., CASTLETON, VT. 2 tms: beg. 3d Tu. Feb., 3d Tu. Aug. STATE NORMAL SCH., JOHNSON, VT. Tms 20w.; beg. 1st Tu. Sept., 2d Tu. Feb.
STATE NORMAL SCH., RANDOLPH, VT. Tms beg. 1st Tu. Feb., 4th Tu. Aug. NORMAL SCHOOLS OF MASSACHUSETTS. The year is divided into 2 terms of 20 weeks each, including a recess of 1 week near the middle of the term. 2 or 3w. in winter, 9 or 10w. in summer. Exam, for admission at the beg. of each term, which is at Salem, Feb. 7, and Sept. 4; at Westfield, Jan. 31, and Aug. 28; at Bridgewater, Feb. 8, and Sept. 5; at Framingham, Feb. 8, and Sept. 5; at Worcester, Feb. 2, and Sept. 6.
MASS. NORMAL ART SCHOOL. 2 tms. Beg. 3d Mon. Sept., '87, and Feb. 13, '88.
R. I. STATE NORMAL SCH., PROV., R. I. 2 tms. Spr. tm beg. Feb. 6, closes June 29. Fall tm beg. 1st Tu. Sept.
STATE NORMAL SCH., NEW BRITAIN, CONN. Two terms. School year begins Sept.
MEETINGS OF FRIENDS IN NEW ENGLAND.
The Yearly Meeting of Friends is held at Newport, R.I., beginning with a meeting on Ministry and Oversight, on 5th day, 6th month, 7th, at 9 A. M. For business, on 6th day, 8th, at 9 A. M. Public meetings for worship on First day, at 10 A. M. and 4 P. M. The Yearly Meeting is composed of the Quarterly Meetings of Rhode Island, Salem, Sandwich, Falmouth, Smithfield, Vassalboro', Dover, and Fairfield, held as follows:-
Rhode Island: 1st fifth day, 2d mo., at Providence; 1st fifth day, 5th mo., at East Greenwich; 1st fifth day, 8th mo., at Newport, and 1st fifth day, 11th mo., at Fall River. Salem: 3d fifth day, 1st mo., at Salem; 4th fifth day, 5th mo., at Amesbury; 3d fifth day, 8th mo., at Lynn; 3d fifth day, 10th mo., at Weare. Sandwich: 1st fifth day, 4th and 12th mos., at New Bedford; 2d fifth day, 7th mo., at Falmouth; and 1st fifth day,
10th mo., at Sandwich, Mass. Falmouth: 7th day before 1st sixth day in 2d and 9th mos., at Windham; 6th mo., at Falmouth; and 11th mo., at Durham. Smithfield: 2d fifth day, 2d mo., at Worcester; 2d fifth day, 5th mo., at Northbridge; 2d fifth day, 8th mo., at Bolton; 2d fifth day, 11th mo., at Smithfield. Vassalboro': 2d seventh day in the 2d mo., at Vassalboro'; on the last seventh day in the 5th mo., at China and on the 2d seventh day in 9th and 11th months, at East Vassalboro'. Dover: 7th day after 1st fifth day, 1st mo., at Rochester; 8th mo. at North Berwick: 10th mo. at Sandwich, N. H., 7th day after 3d fifth day in 5th mo. at Dover. Fairfield: 7th day before 2d sixth day in 2d mo. at Winthrop, and 9th mo. at Manchester; 7th day before last sixth day, 5th mo., and 7th day before 2d sixth day, 11th mo. at Fairfield.
HOLIDAYS IN NEW ENGLAND.
The following days, in respect to the payment of notes, are legal holidays. On most of them courts, banks, etc., are closed. If the day falls on Sunday, the day following is usually kept as a Holiday. Thanksgiving and Fast are appointed by state or national authority.
Maine. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving. New Hampshire. Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving. Vermont. Jan. 1, May 30, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving. Massachusetts. Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, 1st Mon. Sept., Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving.
Rhode Island. Feb. 22, May 30 (or 29th, if 30th is Sunday), July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving.
Conn. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving.