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CHARLES A. TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT.
GEORGE H. RIPLEY, VICE-PRESIDENT.

GEORGE E. IDE, SECRETARY.
WILLIAM A. MARSHALL, ACTUARY.

Home Life Insurance Company,

254 BROADWAY, NEW YORK,
38 COURT ST., BROOKLYN.

Holds $126.21 of Assets for every $100 of Liabilities.

ISSUES ALL FORMS OF

Life, Endowment and Annuity Policies.

TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR AN INVESTMENT, PURE AND SIMPLE,
TO PROVIDE AGAINST FUTURE CONTINGENCIES OF LIFE,

THE HOME NOW OFFERS ITS NEW

DEFERRED ANNUITY BONDS.

FEATURES : Participation in Profits.

Limited Payments. . Return of Premiums. Cash Surrender Option,

Non-Forfeitable. No Medical Examination.

These bonds provide an annuity to commence at a selected future date, and continue for life, and payments to secure the same are made in annual instalments for a given period. They are an admirable investment for Young People, Business Men, Women, Parents for their children, Guardians for their wards, and those who cannot secure insurance because of physical or hereditary disability.

DIRECTORS:

A. A. LOW.
J. S. T. STRANAHAN,
GEORGE C. RIPLEY,
JOHN T. MARTIN,
GEORGE A. JARVIS,
S. E. HOWARD,

C. A. TOWNSEND,
JOHN W. FROTHINGHAM,
ELIAS LEWIS, JR.,
WILLIAM G. LOW,
THOMAS H. MESSENGER,
J. WARREN GREENE,

JOHN CLAFLIN,
HENRY E. PIERREPONT,
L. H. ARNOLD, JR.,
GEORGE H. RIPLEY,
EDWIN BEERS,
THOMAS T. BARR.

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Spencer Trask & Co.,

Bankers,
Nos. 16 and 18 Broad St.,

New York City.

ALBANY, N. Y., State Street, Cor. James.

SARATOGA,
Grand Union Hotel.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., 5 and 7 Exchange Street.

Transact a General Banking Business.

ALL CLASSES OF SECURITIES BOUGHT AND SOLD ON COMMISSION.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO INVESTMENTS.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON DAILY BALANCES.

DEPOSITS RECEIVED SUBJECT TO SIGHT CHECKS.

DIRECT WIRE TO EACH OFFICE, AND TO PHILADELPHIA,

BOSTON,

CHICAGO, 114 and 116 Custom House Place, 20 Congress Street. 238 La Salle Street.

Drexel Building.

CLASSIFIED INDEX
OF THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE ALMANAC.

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PAGE. Abrasion of Silver Coin, 1886....... ..... 168 Hudson River, Opening and Closing of, 1886, 60 Albany Capitol, cost of, 1887, 127; 1889... .... 210 Human Life, facts in, 1890... Altitudes of Brooklyn, 1889.....

140 Indian Names, Long Island, 18 America's Cup, 1888.......

Indians, Facts about, 1890.... Area and Population of Earth, 1888..

Industries of the States, 1890 Army, United States, 1887 ...

Judges of Long Island, 1886. Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, last train throu

Jury Duty, Exempt from, 1888, 153; 1890 .... 1886, 59; 1887.....

Kings County, History of, 1886, 66; 1887.... Bartholdi Statue, 18

Legal Information for Laymen, 1887........ Base Ball Team Pictures, 1890..

55 Legislators, Salary of, 1887.... Bells, Weight of, 1887......

100 License Fees, N. Y., 1889, 182, 183; 1890, 166, Betting Law, 1889............

32 Manufactures in Brooklyn, 1886.... Birds of Long Island, 1886.......

69 Marquis of Queensberry Rules, 1887... Boundaries, Brooklyn, 1890. .

.. 210 Martyrs of the Prison Ships, 1890... Branch Offices of Brooklyn Eagle, 1888, 207– Mayors of Brooklyn, 1890......... 209; 1890....

...242-245 Men Who Make the Eagle, 1896... Bridge Statistics, 1890.......

.86, 87 Minerals of Brooklyn, 1889, 66; 1890. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1890 ...

Mineral Products, United States, 1890. Brooklyn, History of, 1886.....

65

Musters, Comparative, 1886, 107; '1887.. 131 Brooklyn's Longitude and Latitude, 1887 126 Notable Trials in 1889, 1890.........

240 Brooklyn, Spelling of, 1890... 174 Ocean Border, Long Ísland, 1890..

210 Brooklyn Theatre Diagram, 1890.......... 252

Officials of Long Island, 1886 .

61-65 By-names of Cities, 1889....

24 Open Street Cars, 1886 .. By-names of States, 1889 ..........

119 Parks of the World, 1886, 89; 1887 Calendar for the Century

Passports, 1886, 48; 1887... Cartmen's Rates, 1886..

Personal Liberty Platform Central Congregational Church Diagram, Piers, Brooklyn, 1890 ... 1886, 218; 1887..

228 Plants of Prospect Park, 1890 Chapin, Alfred C., 1890 (Portrait) ........

149

Plymouth Church Diagram, 1886 Christian Art, 1890.

106

Population by Decades, 1885... Church-going Population, 1890.....

106 Population in Principal Places of Earth, 1886. Cities, Difference in Time Between, 1888.

Population of World, 1887..... Cities, Largest in U. S., 1887..

Portraits of Eagle Staff, 1886..... Citizenship, 1888.......

Presidents of the United States, 1887, 123; City Government, 1890.......

1422-146 1888.......... Civil List of Kings Co., 1890...

President, Vote for, 1868 to 1884, 1887, 159; Clearing House Transactions, 1886.

1888..... Coinage from 1793-1886.....

President, Vote for, 1888-1889.... College Base Ball Championship, 1890.... 57 Presidential Electoral Vote, 1889 ... Colonies. Settlement of, 1888..

69 Prison Ships, Martyrs of, 1890. Coney Island, Routes to, 1887..

Public Lands of U. s., 1887. Copyrights, 1886, 48; 1887.

Railroad Traffic, 1858 to 1884–1886. Coursing, 1890. : ........

Rapid Transit Commission, 1890.... County Clerks of Kings Co., 1890.

Registration for 20 years, 1886........ Croquet, 1890.......

Registers of Deeds, Kings County, 1890. Currents, New York Harbor, 1890.

Revision Commission, Brooklyn, 1887. Customs Districts, 1890....

Ronkonkoma Lake, Long Island, 1888 Diamonds, Weight of, 1887....

Riding in Prospect Park, 189 Distances in Brooklyn, 1889.

Seas of the World, 1886...... District Attorney, Kings Co., 1890...

Seating Capacity of Buildings, 1887, 110: 1889. Divisions of Time, 1890....

Sheriffs of Kings County, 1890.... Dry Docks, Brooklyn, 1890.........

Speed, Rate per Second, 189

182 Eagle Establishment, 1886, 184; 1887..... 193 States, Facts of, 1889 .......

119 Eagle Pigeon Cup, 1888.....

43 States, Names of, 1889.....

70 Eagle Rowing Bowl, 1890....

Steamship Lines, Brooklyn,

10 """ Eagle Rowing Cup, 1887, 59; 1888, 48; 1889. 48 Streets, Brooklyn, Length of, 1886, 104; 1887, Eagle Trumpet, 1990 ...

64 Subway Commission, 1889.... Early Churches, 1886....

104

Suffrage, 1886.........:::: Elevations Above the Sea, 1886.

170 Supervisors at Large, 1890... Elevations, Long Island, 1888, 117; 1889, 56; Surrogates of Long Island, 1886.

Surrogates of Kings County, 1890........ Elevators, Grain, Brooklyn, 1890..

Swimming Matches, 1888.. Failures in United States, 1886.....

Tabernacle, Diagram of, 1886, 216, 217; 1887, Fireworks Law, 1886.....

224, 225; 1888......

..... 234, 235

Temperature from 1876 to 1885 1886.. Flowers in Prospect Park, 1890...

Theatres, History of, in Brooklyn, 1890.... 32-34 Food, Time Required for Digesting, 1886.

Tidal Differences and Ratios, 1890... Formation and Development, City, 1886.

Times Between Cities, Difference of, 1888... Forts, Revolutionary, 1886, 41; 1890....

Treasurer Kings County, 1890..... Funnel Colors and Marks, 1887.............

Trees in Prospect Park, 1889..... Game Birds, 1888..

Trees on Long Island, 1888 .... Geology of Brooklyn, 1890 ....

Vice-Presidents of U. S., Governors of New York, 1887, 123; 1888..

Voters, Directions for, 1886, 38; 1887. Greenback National Convention, 1884, 188

Wallabout Market, 1889. (Diagram).. Hand Ball, 1888........

Warehouses, Brooklyn, 1890........ Heights, Great, 1888, 199; 1890..

Weight of Men, 1890.... Historical Summary of Long Island, 1887.

West Point, 1887....... Holidays, Legal, 1889......

| Yellowstone National Park, 1887 ... ...

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ASTRONOMICAL CALCULATIONS.

In Equal or Clock Time for the Year 1891, being from July 4, the 116th Year of the Independ

ence of the United States of America.
BY BERLIN H. WRIGHT, DE LEON SPRINGS, FLORIDA.

SEASONS FOR 1891 (EASTERN MERIDIAN).
D. H. M.

D. H. M. SPRING begins ............March 20 4 17, eve | AUTUMN begins ........ ... Sept. 23 3 6, morn SUMMER begins..............June 21 024, eve | WINTER begins ... .........Dec. 21 9 33, eve MORNING STARS.

EVENING STARS. MERCURY, from Jan. 13 to March 23, May 9 to MERCURY, until Jan. 13, from March 23 to May 9;

July 7, Sept. 13 to Oct. 27, and after Dec. 28. July 7 to Sept. 13, and from Oct. 27 to Dec. 28. VENUS, until Sept. 18.

VENUS, after Sept. 18. MARS, after July 30.

MARS, until July 30. JUPITER, from Feb. 13 to June 7.

JUPITER, until Feb. 13 and after June 7. SATURN, from Sept. 13 to Dec. 21.

SATURN, until Sept. 13 and after Dec. 21. URANUS, until Jan. 21 and after Oct. 25.

URANUS, from Jan. 21 to Oct. 25. NEPTUNE, from May 27 to Sept. 1.

NEPTUNE, until May 27 and after Sept. 1. PLANETS BRIGHTEST, OR BEST SEEN. MERCURY, Feb. 9, June 8 and Oct. 1, rising before the sun; (Morning Star) also April 16, Aug. 13, and Dec. 8, setting after the sun (Evening Star.) VENUS, Jan. 8. MARS, not this year. JUPITER, Sept. 5. SATURN, March 4. URANUS, April 19. NEPTUNE, Nov. 29.

EMBER DAYS, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after first Sunday in Lent.....

... ..Feb. 18, 20 and 21 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost ...............................May 20, 22 and 23 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after 14th of September...... y after 14th of September ..........

........ Sept. 16, 18 and 19 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after 13th of December.......

rieter Dec. 16, 18 and 19

CHURCH DAYS. Septuagesima Sunday. .. ...Jan. 25 | Easter Sunday. ... ...

.....March 29 Sexagesima Sunday..... ......Feb 1 Low Sunday ............

.... April 5 Quinquagesima Sunday.. ...... Feb. 8 Rogation Sunday.....

......May 3 Ash Wednesday .. ....Feb. 11 Ascension Thursday ....

... May 7 Quadragesima Sunday ... Feb. 15 | Whit Sunday (Pentecost).

.May 17 Mid-Lent Sunday...... ....March 8 Trinity Sunday ....

..May 24 Palın Sunday.......... March 22 Corpus Christi...

. May 28 Good Friday .. .... March 27 | Advent Sunday.. ..........

.Nov. 29 CYCLES OF TIME. Dominical Letter......... .......... Julian Period ...

......6604 Epact.... ....20 Dionysian Period ....

..........220 Lunar Cycle (Golden No.).......

Jewish Lunar Cycle .........

...8 Solar Cycle ..

..24 The Year 5652 of the JEWISH ERA begins at sunRoman Indiction.........

...4

ECLIPSES, 1891. There will be four Eclipses this year, two of the Sun and two of the Moon, and a Transit of the Planet Mercury over the Sun's Disk, as follows:

I. A Total Eclipse of the Moon May 23, invisible in America.

II. An Annular Eclipse of the Sun June 6. Invisible in the Atlantic and Gulf States, visible north of a line from El Paso, through St. Louis and Toledo to Quebec.

M . A Total Eclipse of the Moon November 15, visible generally throughout America, the Moon rising more or less eclipsed west of the Mississippi River and totally eclipsed on the Pacific Coast. Size of the Eclipse=16.72 digits, the Moon's apparent diameter being considered 12 digits. At Brooklyn the Eclipse begins at 5:39 P. M. and ends at 9:07.

IV. Å Partial Eclipse of the Sun December 1, visible in extreme southern portion of South America.

V. A Transit of the Planet Mercury across the Sun's Disk May 9, visible west of a line from New York City to Charleston, and invisible generally in New England States. At Washington the ingress or beginning occurs at 6 h. 46 m. 6.6 sec. P. M., or 14 m. before sunset. Chicago, 6 h. 3 m. 52 sec. St. Louis, 5 h. 53 m. 29.5 sec. San Francisco, 3 h. 44 m. 11 sec.

From New York to California and Oregon the Sun sets while transit is upon it. Mercury will pass over the Sun's southern limb on a line about half way between its southern edge and its center. At Brooklyn the contact of limbs will be visible at 6 h. 58 m. 21.6 sec., if atmospheric conditions are favorable, the Sun setting at 7 h. 4 m. All the times given above are local.

MOON APOGEE, PERIGEE, HIGHEST AND LOWEST.

...11

set, Oct. 2.

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JEWISH CALENDAR, 5651-52–1891-92. Christian Hebraic Name of Festival.

Christian Hebraic Era.

1 Name of Festival.

Era.
Reckoning.

Reckoning.
January 10 .. Shebat 1... New Moon.

August 5.... Ab 1....... New Moon. February 9..Adar 1..... New Moon,

August 13.. Ab 9....... Tisho B'Ab (Feast of March 1i..... Veadar 1... New Moon.

Ab.) March 23..... Veadar 13.. Feast of Esther from August 19. . Ab 15.. ... Chamishash Assar | sunup to sundown.

| B'Ab. March 24..... Veadar 14.. Purim.

September 4 Ellul 1..... New Moon. March 25.. Veadar 15.. Shushan Purim.

October 3... Tishri 1.... Rosh Hashono, New April 9.. Nissan 1... New Moon,

Year, 5652. April 22. Nissan 14.. Erev Pessach, the eve October 4... Tishri 2.... Rosh Hashono, second

of the Passover. April 23.. Nissan 15.JPassover, first day. October 5. .Tishri 3.... Fast of Gadaliah. April 24. Nissan 16.. Passover, second day. October 12.. Tishri 10... Yom Kippur, Day of April 29.. Nissan 21 .. Passover, seventh day.

Atonement. April 30.

Passover, eighth day. October 17.. Tishri 15... Succoth, Tabernacles. May 9... Iyor 1...... New Moon.

October 18.. Tishri 16... Succoth, second day. May 26.. Iyor 18.....Thirty-third of Omer. October 23.. Tishri 21... Hosanna Raba. June 7. Sivan 1.... New Moon.

October 24.. Tishri 22... Shemini Atsereth. June 12. Sivan 6.... Shoo-voo-ouse (Feast October 25.. Tisbri 23... Simchath Torah.

of Weeks).

November 2 Chesvan 1. New Moon,
June 13......
Sivan 7.... Feast of Weeks.

December 2. Kislev 1.... New Moon.
July 7........ Tamuz 1... New Moon.

December 26 Kislev 25... Hanuca. July 23... Tamuz 17.. Feast of Tamuz (Shiva | December 31 Tebeth 1... New Moon.

Assar Be Tamuz'.

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RISING AND SETTING OF THE PLANETS FOR 1891.

(Washington Mean Time.)
VENUS.
MARS.
JUPITER.

SATURN.
DAY.

Meridian

Sets,
Passage,
Passage,

Passage,
Morn.
Eve.
Eve

Eve.
Morn.
Eve.
Eve.

Morn,
H. M. H. M, H. M. H. M. H. M. H. M. H. M. H. M.
9 34 4 31

943

7 27 4 33 107 January......

3 57

1 54 6 59 3 53 9 26 3 45 9 39 1 24

6 31 | 3 12 8 45

3 31 9 36 0 51 9 1 2 27 7 59 February .. 3 19 9 34 021 5 34

7 16 11 51 mo. rises

6 33 11 27 6 9 mo. O 30

5 58 March.

10 57 5 36 11 43 ev. morn 2 32

5 3 11 1 5 34 sets
4 26
10 15

4 49 April........

9.13

352 9 34 4 9 1 57

3 18 853 3 28 11 944 1 46

244 8 12 2 47 * 11 949 1 36

2 1 26

1 33 3 15

6 31

053 June...

3 10

5 56 016 5 33 07 3 11

5 19 11 34 ev. 456 11 26 ev 1 (10 31 3 14 8 3 10 56

10 48 July ........ 11 10 45 3 25 0 30 7 47

10 17

9 11 (21 10 58 0 18 7 30

9 33 1 11 13 04 7 10

8 53

852 August .... 11 11 25

morn rises

8 11

i 8 17 21 11 35

11 36
4 43 mo.
7 30

7 41
1 11 45
11 20 4 35

70 September ..... 11 11 52 5 31 11 5

4 28
11 33 ev.
60

6 23
11 58 5 53 10 50 421 10 49 sets 11 30 mo. rises
sets
4 13
3 40 mo. 10 56

4 41 mo. October...... 10 11

ev.
4 5
2 56 10 21

4 8 0 19 5 36

3 57

2 14
9 46

3 34 0 29 5 30

3 48
1 29

2 56 November....... 0 41 5 29

0 50

221 1 0 55 5 34

0 13 7 55 1 46 1 1 10 5 44 8 56 3 25 6 4 11 34 ev. 7 18 1 10 December....... 11 1 25

841 3 17 5 29 11 0 6 41 0 34 21 1 40 6 20 8 26 3 10 4 54 110 28 6 4 (11 53 ev.

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STANDARD TIME. The standard meridians adopted in the United States and Canada are exactly 15 degrees (=1 hour) of longitude apart, and the mean local time of each meridian is used for a distance of 7%. degrees of longitude on either side of it. The meridians so used are the following: NAME. CENTRAL MERIDIAN.

NEAREST PLACE. Intercolonial.. 60o = 4 hours west from Greenwich..... bout 3%° east of Halifax. Eastern .....

75°= 5 hours west from Greenwich..... Between New York and Philadelphia. Central.

90° = 6 hours west from Greenwich.... St. Louis and New Orleans. Mountain.

105o= 7 hours west from Greenwich..... Denver, Colorado. Pacific

120°= 8 hours west from Greenwich.... 16° east of Sacramento. Sitka ....

135o= 9 hours west from Greenwich..... 44° east of Sitka, Alaska. Tahiti.

1150°= 10 hours west from Greenwich.... west of the Island of Tahiti.

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