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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,
JOAN 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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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.

(The number following the year is the page number of that volume.)

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PAGE. Abrasion of Silver Coin, 1886.

168 Albany Capitol, cost of, 1887, 127; 1889 210 Altitudes of Brooklyn, 1889

140 America's Cup, 1888..

.45, 46 Area and Population of Earth, 1888..

25 Army, United States, 1887

185 Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, last train through, 1886, 59; 1887..

27 Bartholdi Statue, 1888, 148; 1890.

199 Base Ball Team Pictures, 1890.

.54, 55 Bells, Weight of, 1887..

100 Betting Law, 1889...

32 Birds of Long Island, 1886.

69 Boundaries, Brooklyn, 1890.

210 Branch Offices of Brooklyn Eagle, 1888, 207– 209; 1890..

242-245 Bridge Statistics, 1890..

.86, 87 Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1890

241-246 Brooklyn, History of, '1886.

65 Brooklyn's Longitude and Latitude, 1887. 126 Brooklyn, Spelling of, 1890..

174 Brooklyn Theatre Diagram, 1890.

252 By-names of Cities, 1889.

24 By-names of States, 1889

119 Calendar for the Century, 1886, 27; 1887. 16 Cartmen's Rates, 1886..

46 Central Congregational Church Diagram, 1886, 218; 1887.

228 Chapin, Alfred C., 1890 (Portrait)

149 Christian Art, 1890.

106 Church-going Population, 1890..

106 Cities, Difference in Time Between, 1888... 152 Cities, Largest in U. S., 1887

95 Citizenship, 1888..

137 City Government, 1890.

142-146 Civil List of Kings Co., 1890..

232 Clearing House Transactions, 1886.

72 Coinage from 1793-1886.

167 College Base Ball Championship, 1890

57 Colonies. Settlement of, 1888.

69 Coney Island, Routes to, 1887

28 Copyrights, 1886, 48; 1887.

25 Coursing, 1890...

66,135 County Clerks of Kings Co., 1890.

232 Croquet, 1890

63,135 Currents, New York Harbor, 1890.

27 Customs Districts, 1890.

27 Diamonds, Weight of, 1887

100 Distances in Brooklyn, 1889.

144 District Attorney, Kings Co., 1890.

232 Divisions of Time, 1890.

26 Dry Docks, Brooklyn, 1890.

169 Eagle Establishment, 1886, 184; 1887

193 Eagle Pigeon Cup, 1888.

43 Eagle Rowing Bowl, 1890

70 Eagle Rowing Cup, 1887, 59; 1888, 48; 1889 48 Eagle Trumpet, 1990

64 Early Churches, 1886.

104 Elevations Above the Sea, 1886.

170 Elevations, Long Island, 1888, 117; 1889, 56;

1890 Elevators, Grain, Brooklyn, 1890.

175 Failures in United States, 1886.

169 Fireworks Law, 1886.

49 Fish, How to Catch Them, 1888.

27 Flowers in Prospect Park, 1890.

.75, 76 Food, Time Required for Digesting, 1886. 70 Formation and Development, City, 1886. 65 Forts, Revolutionary, 1886, 41; 1890.

38 Funnel Colors and Marks, 1887

231 Game Birds, 1888

26 Geology of Brooklyn, 1890

37 Governors of New York, 1887, 123; 1888. 153 Greenback National Convention, 1884, 1886.. 33 Hand Ball, 1888.

37 Heights, Great, 1888, 199; 1890.

38 Historical Summary of Long Island, 1887 29 Holidays, Legal, 1889..

119

PAGE. Hudson River, Opening and Closing of, 1886, 60 Human Life, facts in, 1890.

180 Indian Names, Long Island, 1889, 25; 1890.... 35 Indians, Facts about, 1890.

106 Industries of the States, 1890

74 Judges of Long Island, 1886.

61 Jury Duty, Exempt from, 1888, 153; 1890 31 Kings County, History of, 1886, 66; 1887 30 Legal Information for Laymen, 1887.

132 Legislators, Salary of, 1887.

133 License Fees, N. Y., 1889, 182, 183; 1890, 166, 167 Manufactures in Brooklyn, 1886..

51 Marquis of Queensberry Rules, 1887.

99 Martyrs of the Prison Ships, 1890... Mayors of Brooklyn, 1890.

232 Men Who Make the Eagle, 1896..

197 Minerals of Brooklyn, 1889, 66; 1890.

37 Mineral Products, United States, 1890. 202 Musters, Comparative, 1886, 107; 1887

131 Notable Trials in 1889, 1890.

240 Ocean Border, Long Island, 1890..

210 Officials of Long Island, 1886

61-65 Open Street Cars, 1886

176 Parks of the World, 1886, 89; 1887

24 Passports, 1886, 48; 1887

25 Personal Liberty Platform, :888.

24 Piers, Brooklyn, 1890

.173, 174 Plants of Prospect Park, 1890

.75, 76 Plymouth Church Diagram, 1886

214 Population by Decades, 1885...

72 Population in Principal Places of Earth, 1886, 161 Population of World, 1887,

21 Portraits of Eagle Staff, 1886.

.198, 199 Presidents of the United States, 1887, 123; 1888.

147 President, Vote for, 1868 to 1884, 1887, 159; 1888.

179 President, Vote for, 1888–1889.

211 Presidential Electoral Vote, 1889

210 Prison Ships, Martyrs of, 1890.

38 Public Lands of U. s., 1887.

110 Railroad Traffic, 1858 to 1884–1886.

52 Rapid Transit Commission, 1890..

145 Registration for 20 years, 1886.

51 Registers of Deeds, Kings County, 1890 232 Revision Commission, Brooklyn, 1887 185 Ronkonkoma Lake, Long Island, 1888 172 Riding in Prospect Park, 1890.

65 Seas of the World, 1886.

164 Seating Capacity of Buildings, 1887, 110; 1889, 99 Sheriffs of Kings County, 1890.

232 Speed, Rate per Second, 1890.

182 States, Facts of, 1889

119 States, Names of, 1889.

110 Steamship Lines, Brooklyn, 1890.

1776 Streets, Brooklyn, Length of, 1886, 104; 1887, 108 Subway Commission, 1889..

115 Suffrage, 1886..

36 Supervisors at Large, 1890.

232 Surrogates of Long Island, 1886.

62 Surrogates of Kings County, 1890.

232 Swimming Matches, 1888..

41 Tabernacle, Diagram of, 1886, 216, 217; 1887, 224, 225; 1888..

234, 235 Temperature from 1876 to 1885-1886.

21 Theatres, History of, in Brooklyn, 1890.... 32-34 Tidal Differences and Ratios, 1890..

26 Times Between Cities, Difference of, 1888. 152 Treasurer Kings County, 1890.

232 Trees in Prospect Park. 1889

66 Trees on Long Island, 1888

172 Vice-Presidents of U.'S., 1887, 123; 1888 147 Voters, Directions for, 1886, 38; 1887.

23 Wallabout Market, 1889. (Diagram)

122 Warehouses, Brooklyn, 1890...

175 Weight of Men, 1890.

95 West Point, 1887

63 Yellowstone National Park, 1887

24

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.

M.

May 3

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

D, H.
SPRING begins
March 20 4 17, eve AUTUMN begins

..Sept. 23 3 6, morn
SUMMER begins..
June 21 0 24, 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..

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

.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.
Ash Wednesday
Feb. 11 Ascension Thursday.

May :
Quadragesima Sunday
.Feb. 15 Whit Sunday (Pentecost).

.May 17 Nid-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. D Julian Period

6604 Epact

20
Dionysian Period

.220 Lunar Cycle (Golden No.) ..11 Jewish Lunar Cycle

8 Solar Cycle.

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

.4

set, Oct. 2.

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.

III. 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.

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

Christian Hebraic
Era.

Name of Festival.
Reckoning.

Era.

Name of Festival.

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.

day. April 23.

Nissan 15.. Passover, 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.

Nissan 22..

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'.

94

RISING AND SETTING OF THE PLANETS FOR 1891.

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

SATURN.
DAY.
Meridian
Meridian

Meridian
Rises,

Meridian
Passage,

Sets,
Passage,

Sets,
Morn.
Passage,

Rises,
Morn.

Eve.

Passage,
Eve.

Eve

Eve.
Eve.

Morn.
H. M.
H. M,
H. M.

H. M. H. M. H. M. H. M. H. M. 9 34 4 31 4 9 943 2 25

7 27 4 33 10 7 January.. 11 914 4 2 3 57 9 11 1 54 6 59 3 53

9 26 21 95 4 4 3 45 9 39

1 24

6 31 3 12 8 +5 1 8 58 4 4 3 31

9 36 0 51
9 1 2 27

7 59 February 11 90 4 8 3 19

9 34 021
5 34 1 46

7 16
21
4 12 3 6 9 30 11 51 mo. rises 1 4

6 33 1 99

4 14

2 56 9 28 11 27 6 9 mo. O 30 5 58 March

11 9 15
4 14 2 44 9 25

10 57

5 36 11 43 ev. morn 21 9 22 4 13 2 32 9 22 10 26 5 3 11 1

5 34 sets 1 9 29 47 2 19

9 17 9 52 4 26 10 15 4 49 April......

9 34
4 1 28

9.13 9 21 3 52 9 34 4 9
21
9 39 3 52 1 57 99 8 49 3 18 8 53

3 28 1 944

3 43 1 46 93 8 17 2 44 8 12 2 47 May... 11 9 49 3 33 1 36 8 57

7 43
27

7 33 2 8 21 9 54 3 24 1 26 8 50

7 10

1 33 6 53 1 28 3 15 1 14 8 39 6 31 0 53 6 11

(16 June...

11 10 9 3 10 1 4 8 29 5 56 0 16 5 33 0 7 21 10 20 3 11

0 53

8 17 5 19 11 34 ev. 4 56 11 26 ev. 1 10 31 3 14

0 42 8 3 4 41 10 56 4 19 10 48 11 10 45 3 25 0 30 747 4 2 10 17 3 43

9 11 21 10 58

3 38
0 18
7 30
3 22
9 37

37 9 33 1 (11 13 3 59 04 7 10 2 36 8 53 2 28

8 52 August

11 11 25 4 20 morn rises 1 53 8 11 1 53 8 17 21 11 35 4 42 11 36 4 43 mo. 1 10 7 30 1 18 7 41 1 11 45 5 8 11 20

4 35 0 22 6 43 0 40 7 0 September 11 11 52 5 31 11 5

4 28 11 33 ev.

6 0 0 5 6 23 21 11 58 5 53 10 50

4 21 10 49 sets 11 30 mo. rises 1

0 4 ev. sets 10 34 4 13 10 6 340 mo. 10 56 4 41 mo. October..... 11 0 11 5 43 ev. 10 18

9 23
2 56 10 21

4 8
21
0 19 5 36 10 2 3 57 8 42

2 14 946 3 34 1 0 29 5 80 944 3 48 7 57

1 29
97

2 56 November. 11 0 41 5 29

9 28 3 41 7 18 0 50 8 31 2 21 21 0 55 5 34 9 12 3 33 6 41 0 13 7 55 1 46 1 1 10

8 56 3 25

6 4 11 34 ev.l 7 18 1 10 December... 11

5 59
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

11 10 1

July

5 44

1 25

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.. 60°= 4 hours west from Greenwich.. About 3xo east of Halifax. Eastern

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

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

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

120°= 8 hours west from Greenwich.. 146° east of Sacramento. Sitka

135o = 9 hours west from Greenwich.. 34° east of Sitka, Alaska. Tahiti.

150°= 10 hours west from Greenwich. 12° west of the Island of Tahiti.

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