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LEDGER BUILDING,

S. W. Cor. Sixth and Chestnut Streets,

PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER, 1878.

The tenth annual issue of the Public LEDGER

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ALMANAC is herewith presented to the subscribers to the Ledger as an every-day companion for the year 1879. It is furnished free of cost. It is not published for sale, and none are to be sold.

The Ledger Almanac has become a home book of reference and a treasury of useful information on local and general subjects and events.

GEORGE W. CHILDS.

Westcott & THOMSON, Stereotypers and Electrotypers, Philada.

COLLINS, PRINTER,

Philada.

ASTOR, LENOXANA

4 July

Feb.

23,456 3. Sept.

PUBLIC LEDGER CALENDARRARE

THE YORK FOR 1879.P70091 1879. s. M. T. W.T.F. s. 1879. s. M. 'W.***.. S.

T.W. TobS. Jan. 1 2 3

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24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Mar.

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28 29 30
1 2 3 4 5 Oct.
4.5

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5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30

26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 Nov

1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 June

30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Dec,

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30

28 29 30 31

April

May

(1879

First Month,]

JANUARY MOON'S PHASES, Philadelphia. d. k.

d. h. m. O Full Moon..... 8 6 48 A.M.

New Moon...22 6

51 A.M. (Last Quarter 15 6 2 A.M. D First Quarter 30 6 44 A.M.

| Day of the Year, | Day of the Month. | Day of the Week

PHENOMENA,

& High Tide.

eight
mer.

1

o 501 9

2 Th

5 58

7 34 16

150

to 10 F

THE SUN, THE MOON,

THE TIDES,
Philadelphia. Philadelphia.

Philadelphia.
Rises Souths Sets Rises, Souths Sets.

Low Tide.

(Per., 14d. oh. P.M. A.M.A.M. P.M. A.M. P. M.

A.M. A.M.P.M. A.M.P.M.
h.m.m.
s.h.m. 1. 1. . . . . . . . . . . . 0:

..

(Apo.,29d. ch, A.M.

A, M.S
W
7 23 3 514 45 11 48 6 46

7 25 7 50 2 22 2 445.8 9.43 P.M. Ald. S. 7 23 4 19 4 46 O 15 7 30 1 53 10

8 17 8 45

3 9 3 36 5.5 4.- P.M, O in Per. 3 3 F

7 23 4 47 4 47 46 8 17 2 55 11 9 15 9 43 4 4 4 34 5.3 8.47 P.M. 7* S. 4. S 7 23 5 15 4 48 1 231 9 8 3 57 12 10 12 10 43 5 2 5 315.4

8.27 P.M. Vega sets. 7 23 5 41 4 49 2 8 10 1 4 58 13 11 1411 43 6 2 6 33 5.6 2.44 A.M. oec.

X

Taari. 6 6 M 7 23 6 8 4 50 3 2 10 57 5 56 14

O 12 7

7 31 5.8 4:42 A.M. o rises. Tu 7 23 6 34 4 51 4 24 1 53 6 49 15 O 39 1 3

7 58 8 22 6.1 10.38 P.M. h sets. 8 W 7 23 6 59 4 51 5 13 A.M.

1 26

8 45 9 9.6.3 Th

7.09 P.M. VS. 9 9 7 22 7 244 52

624 0 48 8 13 17 2 13 2 37 9 32 9 56 6.4 8.-- P.M. in 0. 7 22 7 49 4 53 7 36 1 40 8 45 18 3 0 3 23 10 19 10 42 6.5 11.19 P.M. Sirius S. 11 11 S

7 22 8.13 4 54 8 48 2 31 9 13 19 3 45 4 7 11 411 26 6.5 5.30 P.M. ĆWC. 12 12 S

7 21
8 36 4 55

9 59 3 19 9 39 20 4 29 4 50 11 48 6.4 6.48 P.M. Altair sets. 13 13 M 14 21 8 58 4 56 11 9

4 7 10
521 5 13' 5 35

9 32 6.3 6.34 P.M. 2 sets. 14 14

Tu
7 21 9 20 4 57 A.M. 4 56 10 31 22

O 54 1 16.6.1 9.31 P.M. Capel, N.
7 20 942 4 58
O 23 5 47 II 123 6 45 713 1 40 3

5.42 A.M. & rises. 16 16 Th 7 2010

3 4 59 1 37 6 40.11 35 24 7.42 8 16 2 32 3 15.6 1.-P.M. gr.elong. T. 7 20 10 23 5 O 2 511 7 36 o 16 25 8 52 9 19 3 35 4 11 5.3 4.- A.M. Osta. 18 18 S 7 19 10 42 5 2 4 8 36 1

6 26 10 5 10 10

4 38 5 24 5.4 6.54 P.M. sets. 7 19 11 15 3 5 7 9 36 2 527 11 16 11 48 5 596 35 5.7 1.07 A.M. O d. 20 20 M 7 18 11 19 5 4 6 2 10 35 3 10 28

O 18

7 7 7 37 5.9 8.22 A.M. C. 21 21 Tu 7 18 11 36 5 5 6 49 11 321 4 2029 44 8 8 3 8 27.6.1 5.- A.M. O ecl. inv 22 22

W

7 18 11 52 5 6 7 26 24 5 29 o I 31 I 53 8 50 9 12 6.3 4.34 A.M. o rises. 23 23

Th
7 17 12

7 57 1 12 6 35 1 2 14 2 36 9 33 9 55 6.4! 8.20 A.M. O94. ( 7 16 12 22 5 9

1 56 7 39 2 2 55 3 15 10 14 10 34 6.5 9.36 P.M. Tarkab sets 7 16 12 36 5 10

8

41 3 3 33 3 52 10 52 II II 6.5 6.13 P.M. in O. 26 26 S

7 15 12 50 5 11 9 7 3 191 941 4 4 11 4 29 11 30 11 486.5 5.58 P.M. 24 sets, 27 27

M

7 14 13 2 5 12 9 29 4 0 10 40 4 475 5 28 28 Tu î 13 13 14 5 14

1.30 A.M. Oh. 9 51 4 41 II 40 5 23 5 42 O 24 0 4216.3 8.37 P.M. Rigel S. 29 29

W
17 12 13 24 5 15 10 16 5 23) A.M. 6 1 6 22

1 20 6.1 9.21 P.M. h sets. 30 30

Th
7 11 13 34 5 16 10 44 6 9 0 41 8 6 44 7

8

141 2 3/5.0 5.08 A.M. OVO. 7 I0113 43 5 171111 17

1 431 911 7 33

8

3 2 27 2 5215.6 4.43 P.M. Occ. e Pleiad.

5 57

621

15:15 W

45.8

17:17 F

19 19 S

8 5 7

8 23

24 24 F 25 25 S

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ASTRONOMICAL INFORMATION, Etc.
Chronological Cycles.

Abbreviations.
Dominical Letter.......

E 22 Ascending node. 10

Degrees. Epact........

7 8 Descending node.

Minutes of arc. Lunar Cycle, or Golden Number.....

18

h. Hours. Solar Cycle

N. North. S. South.

m. Minutes of time. Roman Indiction...

7 E. Last, W, West. s. Seconds of time, Julian Period.

6592 Signs of the Planets.

JANUARY The Sun.

Mars,

Venus and Jupiter near the new Moon evening ( The Moon.

24 Jupiter.

of Jan: 22 and 23. ♡ Mercury.

h Saturn. Venus.

or fi Uranus. Pogson is making an atlas of variable stars in or Ở The Earth.

Neptune.

one hundred and thirty-six maps which will con

tain about forty thousand stars. Signs of the Zodiac. p Aries.

Libra.

The electric light is rapidly coming into use 8 Taurus.

m Scorpio.

in Europe as a means of lighting docks, railway O Gemini.

I Sagittarius.

stations, etc., and appears to give satisfactory Cancer.

results.

Capricornus. 2 Leo.

Aquarius. ITR Virgo.

# Pisces.

In girls we love what they are; In boys what Aspects.

they promise. Ó Conjunction, having the same) Longitude or In lover's quarrels, the party that loves most Ò Quadrature, differing 900 in Right As is always most willing to acknowledge the greater 8 Opposition, differing 180° in cension. fault.

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