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TO PATRONS AND CORRESPONDENTS.
WE have again to bid our numerous friends and patrcas a welcome for this new year a year, let us hope, of renewed prosperity for industrious enterprise. We know not what its unknown days may have in store for us; but, while we cheerfully do each day's work as it comes along, we will trust the future to the same Divine care which has been over us in the past.
A large space is, as usual, given to Agricultural matter, which we hope will be found useful.
The space given to the Post-office Regulations has been increased, and they have been put in a more convenient form on pages 46 and 47.
The Tide Table will be found on page 5.
Various correspondents who have sent answers to problems, &c., will please accept our thanks.
Our friends are requested to point out any errors which may occur, and to favor us with their suggestions.
Grateful for the favor which has been extended to our Almanac for many years, and which for many years to come we hope to merit and to receive, we close in the words of the founder of this Almarac :
"It is by our works,, and not by our words, we would be judged: these, we hope, will sustain us in the humble though proud station we have so long held..
Aatt: @. Phomas.
MEETINGS OF FRIENDS IN NEW ENGLAND.
The Yearly Meeting of Friends is held at Newport, beginning with meeting of ministers and elders, the 2d sixth day in the 6th mo., at 9 A. M. For business on 7th day, at 9 A. M. Public meetings for worship on 1st day at Newport and Ports mouth, 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: 7th day before 3d fifth day; 1st mo. at Salem, 8th mo.. at Lynn, 10th mo, at Weare; and on 7th day before 4th fifth day, 5th mo.,at Amesbury. Sandwich: 1st fifth day, 4th and 12th mos.,, at New Bedford; 1st 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 Westbrook, and 11th mo. at Durham. Smithfield: 2d fifth day, 2d month, at Woreester; 2d fifth day, 5th mo., at Northbridge; 2d fifth day, 8th mo, at Bolton; 2d fifth day, 11th me., at Smithfield. Vassalboro': 2d sixth day in the 2d mo., at China; 2d sixth day in the 9th mo. at Vassalboro'; on the last sixth day in the 5th mo.,,and the 2d sixth day in the 11th mo, at East Vassalboro". Dover 7th day before 4th fifth day, 1st mo., at Rochester, 4th mo. Dover, 8th mo. at North Berwick, 10th mo. at Sandwich, N. H. Fairfield 7th day before 2d sixth day, in 2d and 9th mos., at Manchester; 7th day before last sixth day, 5th mo., and 7th day before 2d sixth day,, 11th mo.. at Fairfield.
CARRIAGE FARES IN BOSTON. For one adult, from one place to another within the city proper (except as hereinafter provided), 50 cents. Each additional adult, 50 cents.
For one adult, from any place in the city proper, south of Dover Street and west of Berkeley Street,, to any place north of State, Court, and Cambridge Streets, or from any place north of State, Court, and Cambridge Streets, to any place south of Dover Street and West of Berkeley Street, One Dollar. For two or more adults, 50 cents each.
Children under four years, with an adult, no charge.
Children between four and twelve years old, with an adult, 25 cents each. From twelve at night to six in the morning, the fare for one adult is double the preceding rates, and 50 cents for each additional adult.
U. S. STAMP DUTIES on notes, deeds, and other documents, are now all abolished, except the stamp on bank checks, or orders, which is two cents.
ECLIPSES FOR 1875.
There will be two Eclipses this year, both of the SUN.
I. A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, April 6, invisible in the United States, visible in the Indian Ocean, and the southern parts of Asia and Africa.
II. AN ANNULAR ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, September 29, visible in Africa and the Atlantic Ocean; visible as a partial Eclipse in eastern North America. England, the Sun rises eclipsed, and the Eclipse ends as follows:
Bangor, Me., 7h. 43m. A. M.
Boston, Mass., 7h. 33m. A. M.
d. h. m. rises 4 4 14
Lunar Cycle or
Septuagesima Sunday, Jan. 24
66 April 4
Rogation Sunday, May 2
2 sets 18
Advent Sunday, Nov. 28
Qrises 4 5 4 A. M.
h sets 25 2 17
d. h. m.
2 sets 17
d. h. m.
rises 11 0 5 2 sets 18 5 25 h rises 25 2 31 Venus will be Morning Star till September 23, then Evening Star the rest of the year.
Mars will be Morning Star till June 20, then Evening Star the rest of the year. Jupiter will be Morning Star till April 17, Evening Star till November 4, then Morning Star the rest of the year.
Saturn will be Evening Star till February 5, Morning Star till August 15, then Evening Star the rest of the year.
NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE PLANETS.
2 rises 18 6 1
h sets 24 10 18
d. h. m.
COLLEGES, PROFESSIONAL AND NORMAL SCHOOLS IN NEW ENGLAND.
BATES, LEWISTON, ME. - Com., Wed. after last Tu. June. Vac., 8 w. fm Com.; 6 w. fm Tues. bef. last Th. Nov.
BOWDOIN, BRUNSWICK, ME. - Com., 2d Wed. July. Vac., 11 w. from Com.; 2 w. from Wed. before Christmas. Spring Vac., 1 w.
COLBY UNIVER., WATERVILLE, ME.Com., 4th Wed. July. Vac., fm Com.,5 w.; fm 3d w. Dec. 8 w.; fm 1st Wed. May, 1 w. MAINE WESLEYAN SEM. AND FEMALE COLL., KENT'S HILL, ME.-Three terms 13 w. each. Com., 2d Mon. Aug.; last Mon. Nov.; 2d Mon. March.
MAINE STATE COLL. OF AGRIC. AND THE MECHANIC ARTS, ORONO, ME. Sp. tm beg. Feb. 9, clo. Ap. 27; 2 w. vac.; Sum, term beg. May 11, clo. Aug. 4; 3 w. vac; Fall term beg. Aug. 25, clo. Nov. 23; 10 w. vac. Com. Aug. 4.
DARTMOUTH, AT HANOVER, N. H.Com., last Thurs. in June; vac. 9 w. from Com., and 4 w. in the winter. Year ends last Thurs. in June.
N. H. CONF. SEMINARY AND FEMALE COLLEGE, TILTON, N. H.- Fall tm began Aug. 19, '74; Winter tm beg. Dec. 2, 74; Spring tm beg. in March.
MIDDLEBURY, MIDDLEBURY, VT. Com., 3d Wed. July. Fall tm beg. 7w.later. NORWICH UNIVERSITY, NORTHFIELD, VT.Com., Th. June Vac., 9 w. Christmas term, 16 w. fm. Aug. -. 4 w. (No returns received.) UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, AT BURLINGTON.Com., 2d Wed. July. Vaca., Com. 10 w.; from Wed. before Christmas 2 w., and 1 w. from close of spring term.
VERMONT METH. SEMINARY AND FEMALE COLLEGE, MONTPELIER, VT. Year began Aug. 26, 274, ends July 1, '75. AMHERST, AMHERST, MASS. Com. 2d Th. July. 3 vac., 9 w. 3 w. and 2 w, BOSTON COLLEGE, BOSTON, MASS.Two sessions, beginning on 1st Mon. of Sept., and 1st Mon. of Feb.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, BOSTON, MASS. - College of LIBERAL ARTS.-3 tms, 1st beg. Sept. 10, '74; 2d beg. Jan. 6, '75; 3d beg. Ap. 1, '75. COLLEGE OF MUSIC. -2 tms, 20 w. each; 1st began Sept. 14, '74; 2d. beg. Feb. 8, 75. SCHOOL OF ORATORY.2 tms; 1st began Oct. 14, '74; 2d begins Jan. 4, closes May 19, '75. COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS, WORCESTER, MASS.-2 terms 21 w. each; year begins 1st Wed. Sept., ends last w. June. HARVARD, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.-Acad. year begins Thurs. after last Wed. Sept., ends at Com., last Wed. June; recess fm 24 Dec. to Jan. 6, inclusive.
TUFTS COLL., COLLEGE HILL (MEDFORD), MASS.-First tm beg. Sept. 3, '74, ends Jan. 27, 75, vac. 3 w.; 2d tm beg. Feb. 11. Com. June 23; vac. 11 w.
TRINITY, HARTFORD, CONN.-2 tms; 1st beg. mid. Sept.; 2d beg. early in Jan. Com. early in July.
WESLEYAN UNIV., MIDDLETOWN, CT. 2 w. fm Dec. 23; and 1 w. fm April 6. - Com., last Th. June. Va., 11 w. fm Com.,
aft. last Wed. June. Vac., 11 w. fm Com. YALE, NEW HAVEN, CONN.-Com. Th. 1st tm. 14 w., vac. 2 w; 2d tm. 13 w., vac. 2 w.; 3d tm. 10 w.
THEO. SEM., BANGOR, ME. (Or. Cong.) Ann. Thurs. af. 1st Wed. in June; vac. 15 w. from anni.
VT. EPIS. INSTITUTE, BURLINGTON, Vt. - Acad. yr. 43 w. fm 1st Wed. in Sept. THEO. SEM. (Ortho. Cong.), ANDOVER, MASS. Anni. Thurs. bef. July 4; vaca. 9 w. after anni., and 3 w. in spring.
BOSTON UNIVER. SCHOOL OF THEOL. (Metho.). Sem. year beg. Sept. 9, 1874. NEW CHURCH THEO. SCH., WALTHAM, MASS. (Swedenborg.)-Pres., Rev. Thos. Worcester, Boston.
EPISCOPAL THEO. SCHOOL AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS.-Year begins 3d Wed. in Sept., ends 3d Wed. in June.
NEWTON THEO. INST., NEWTON CENTRE, MASS. (Bapt.) — Ann., 2d Wed. Jun. Vac. fm ann. to 2d Tu. Sept., and 1 w., including last Wed. Jan.
DIVINITY SCHOOL OF HARVARD UNIV. -Year is same as that of Harvard Coll.
TUFTS COLLEGE DIV. SCHOOL, COLLEGE HILL (Medford), MASS. (Univ.)School year same as that of the College.
BERKELEY DIV. SCHOOL (Epis.), MIDDLETOWN, CONN. -Year beg. 2d Wed. Sept.; ends about the 1st June.
DIV. SCH. of YALE COLL., NEW HAVEN, CONN. (Ortho. Cong.)-Year beg. 2d Thurs. Sept.; closes 2d Thurs. May.
THEO. INST. OF CONN., HARTFORD. (Ortho. Cong.)-Acad. yr fm 3d Th. Sept. to 4th Th. May.
MEDICAL SCHOOLS. MED. SCH. OF ME., BOWDOIN COLL., BRUNSWICK, ME.-Beg. Feb 18, lasts 16 w.
MED. DEP. DART. COLL., HANOVER, N. H.-Lecture term beg. 1st Th. Aug.; cont. 14 w. Recitation term beg. 1st Tu. Dec.; cont. 30 w.
VT. MED. SCH., BURLINGTON, VT.— Medical lect. beg. 3d Th. Mar., con. 16w.
MED SCH. OF HARV. COLL., BOSTON.The year beg. Th. af. last Wed. in Sept.; ends last Wed. in June.
BOSTON UNIV. SCH. OF MED. (Homœopath.). Com. Mar. 3. Summer tm beg. Mar. 15, cont. 15 w.; winter tm beg. Oct. 6, cont. 21 w.
MED. INST. OF YALE COLLEGE, New HAVEN, CONN.-Course beg. Oct. 16, 1874, closes Feb. 11, 1875; spring tm beg. Mar. 5, 1875, cont. 16 w.
DENTAL SCH., HARV. COLL., BOSTON. -Year beg. Th. after last Wed. in Sept., ends last Wed. June.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. Com., 1st Wed. July. Vac., 9 w. af. Com.; BOSTON DENTAL COLLEGE, Boston. 3 w. fm Tu. bef. Chr., 2w. fm 2d Tu. Ap.-Session beg. about Nov. 1, lasts 4 mo. BROWN, PROVIDENCE, R. I.- 1st term beg. Sept. 4, '74, ends Jan. 14, 75, vac. 2
N. E. FEMALE MEDICAL COLLEGE.United with Boston Univ. Sch. of Med.
LAW SCHOOL, AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Year is same as Harvard College. BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW. -Beg.1st Wed. Oct., ends 1st Wed. June. LAW SCHOOL, NEW HAVEN, CONN.Terms begin Feb. 10, and Sept. 9. SCIENTIFIC AND AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS.
CHANDLER SCIEN. DEPT., N. H. COLL. OF AGRIC. and the MECH. ARTS, AND THAYER SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, HANOVER, N. H.-Terms same as Dart. Coll., except that Agric. Coll. closes about Apr. 15, and Thayer school has only 2 w. vacation in winter.
UNIVER. OF VT., BURLINGTON, has also a scientific and agricultural course. MASS. AGRICUL. COLLEGE, AMHERST, MASS.-Three terms; begin Ap. 3, Aug. 26, and Dec. 16.
LAWRENCE SCIEN. SCHOOL (HARV. COLL.), CAMBRIDGE, MASS.-The year is the same as Harvard College.
THE BUSSEY INSTITUTION, JAMAICA PLAIN, MASS. (a school of agriculture and horti. in Harv. Un). Yr. same as Harv. Col. MASS. INS. OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON. Ac. yr. last Mo. Sep. to Sat. bf. 1st Mo. Je. WORC. CO. FREE INSTIT. OF INDUST. SCIENCE, WORCESTER, MASS.-2 tms; 1st, fm 2d Tu. Sept. to last Fri. Jan.; 2d, from 3d Tu. Feb. to 1st Frid. August. SHEFFIELD SCIEN. SCHOOL (YALE
COL.) NEW HAVEN, CT. Terms same as Yale College.
EASTERN NORMAL SCHOOL, CASTINE, ME.-Three terms-fm Aug. 18, 14 w., fm Dec. 1, 10 w., fm Feb. 14, 14 w.
WESTERN NORMAL SCHOOL, FARMINGTON, ME. Sch. yr. begins Aug. 24; 2 terms, 20 weeks each.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, CASTLETON, VT. Year began Sept. 3, '74; 2d tm beg. Feb. 11, 75.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, JOHNSON, VT.-Fall tm. 20 w., beg. 4th Tu. Aug., 1874; spring tm, 20 w., beg. 2d Tu. Feb. Exam. for admis., first day of each term.
STATE NORM. SCHOOL, RANDOLPH CENTRE, VT.-The year is divided into 2 terms of 20 w. each, and each term into 2 qrs. Fall term beg. 4th Tues. in Aug.; spring term beg. 2d Tues. in Feb. Exam. for admis. first day of each quarter.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, NEW BRITAIN, CONN.-Spring and summer tm beg. Feb. 1, closes June 25; sch. year beg. Sept.
NORMAL SCHOOLS OF MASS.-In each of these the course of study occupies 2 years, or 4 tms, each tm including 19 ws. study and 1 w. rec. Exam. for admis., at beg. of each term, will take place:At Salem, Tues. Feb. 16, and Tues. Aug. 31; at Westfield, Feb. 19, and Sept. 3; at Bridgewater, Tues. Feb. 23, and Tu. Sept. 7; at Framingham, Thurs. Feb. 25. and Thurs. Sept. 9.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS. (Corrected 1874.)
ESSEX, at Ipswich, on the 2d Tues. of April; at Salem, on the 2d Tues. of July; at Newburyport, on the 2d Tues. of Oct.; and at Lawrence, on the last Tues. of Aug.; and on the 4th Tues. of Dec., at Ipswich, Salem, or Newburyport, as they shall order at their next preceding term. MIDDLESEX, at Cambridge, on the 1st Tues. of Jan., and the 1st Tues. of June; and at Lowell, on the 1st Tues. of Sept. WORCESTER, at Worcester, on the 4th Tu. of March, the 3d Tu. of June, the 2d Tu. of Sept., and the 4th Tu. of Dec. HAMPSHIRE, at Northampton, on the 1st Tues. of March, Sept., and Dec., and on the Tues. next after the 2d Mon. of June. FRANKLIN, at Greenfield, on the 1st Tues. of March and Sept., and the 2d Tues. of June and Dec.
HAMPDEN, at Springfield, on the 2d Tues. of April, the 1st Tues. of Oct., and the 4th Tues. of June and Dec.
BERKSHIRE, at Pittsfield, on 1st Tu. of Apl., July, and Sept., and last Tu. Dec.
NORFOLK, at Dedham, on the 3d Tues. of April, the 4th Tues. of June and Sept., and the last Wed. of Dec.
PLYMOUTH, at Plymouth, on the 1st Tues. of Jan., the 3d Tues. of March, and the 1st Tues. of Aug.
BRISTOL, at Taunton, on the 4th Tues. of March and Sept.
BARNSTABLE, at Barnstable, on the 2d Tues. of April and Oct.
DUKES Co., at Edgartown, on the Wed. next after the 3d Mon. of May, and the Wed. next after the 2d Mon. of Nov. NANTUCKET, 1st Wed. of each month.
The tides given in the Calendar pages are for the port of Boston. The following table contains the approximate difference between the time of High Water at Boston and several other places. The reader is warned that this table will not always give the exact time of the tide, as the difference varies from day to day. It is hoped, however, it will be near enough to be useful.
The difference, if preceded by is to be added to, or if preceded by —, subtracted from, the time as given in the Calendar pages.
h. m. Key West, Fla..................... — 1 59 Nantucket, Mass. ........ +0 55 Newburyport, Mass......0) 07 Newcastle, Del..... +0 29
h. m Point Judith, R. I........3 57 Por:land, Me. -012
Cape Henry, Va.
Cape May, N. J.
Charleston, S. C.
New Haven, Conn.......0 13
Newport, R. I..
New Rochelle, N. Y.
Edgartown, Mass. .....
Holmes Hole, Mass. ..... +0 14
New York, Gov. Island..3 22
Portsmouth, N. H. .......-006
Sandy Hook, N. Y....
New Moon, 7th day, Oh. 24m., evening, W.
Length Day's of Days. Incre.
26 26 Tu. 7 20 5
9 550 52 14 23 51
9 460 43 13 19
9 480 45 13 20
9 510 48 13 21
9 530 50 13 22