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MOON'S PHASES. Third Quarter.

1. I mo. || First Quarter.. 20th New Moon 13th 7.45 ev. Full Moon.... 28th

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1.55 mo. 4.03 ev.

3 Moy

12 WED window.

WEATHER PROVERBS AND OTHER PROVERBS. I SAT

O, ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord : praise him 2 Sun 21st Sunday after Trinity. 4 TUES

and magni y him forever. 5. Wen

O, ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord : praise him and 6 Tuv magnify him forever. 7 FRI

The absent are always at fault. 8 SAT 9 Sun 22nd Sunday after Trinity. 10 MON

No alchymy like saving. II TUES

The charitable give out at the door and God puts in at the 13|THU

Keep good men's company and you shall be one of the 14 FRI

number. 15 SAT 16 Sun 23rd Sunday after Trinity. 17 MON

To a crazy ship all winds are contrary.

When a dog is drowning everyone offers him water. 19 Wed

Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad. 2o|THU

Of all crafts, to be an honest man is the best craft. 21 FRI

Use the means and God will give the blessing. 22 SAT 23 Jun

24th Sunday after Trinity. 24) MON

When in winter or spring, during rough, sleety and rainy 25) TUES 26 WED

weather, you hear the fire cracking and feel it throwing out

more heat, the weather will probably soon clear up, with frost 27|THU

cr frosty air. The denser the air the better the fire burns.

This sign holds good in all seasons. 29 SAT 30 Sun Advent Sunday. St. Andrew's Day.

18 TUES

28 FRI

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MOON'S PHASES. Third Quarter..

6th 2.49 ev.

First Quarter.. 2oth New Moon. 13th | 6. 10 mo. Full Moon.. 28th

6.21 mo. II.21 cv.

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MACLEAN, ROGER & CO.,

Government and Parliamentary Printers Publishers of the Hansard or Official Reports

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JANUARY

The winter of 1877-78, according to the statements of the oldest inhabitant," was one of the most remarkable on record; and with its great and sudden changes in temperature and weather, fully corroborated Mr. Vennor's prognostications, which appeared in his Almanac some months previous, he at that time stated that “I do not look for any very prolonged or heavy snowfalls during the month of January. Snow sufficient for sleighing will in all probability fall on or close to the 5th ; from which date the ground will remain covered to a greater or less extent. The line of temperature for the month will be exceedingly zigzag—i.l., the changes will be frequent and abrupt from rain to snow and from milder to colder weather.” By reference to the record for January, 1878, it will be seen that this forecast of the weather turned out to be wonderfully correct.

The “green

Christmas, “dusty streets on New Year's Day, with the river open and a mid-winter boat excursion, all came in order as indicated.

Altogether the peculiar and remarkable weather of 1877-78 places that season beyond its predecessors as being in all respects the most remarkable on record. The year 1878, unlike that of 1877, openel without snow. This, in itself, was a most unusual occurrence, as generally we have several feet of snow and excellent sleighing, and the river is frozen over. On the contrary, at the opening of 1878, there was no snow on the ground, and the river comparatively free from ice, so little indeed that the almost unknown event of an excursion down the river was indulged in on New Year's Day. The Gazette describes the trip in the following words : “ Passing down the river, the boat was. cordially greeted with waving handkerchiefs and dipping ensigns from either shore, while near Boucherville salutes were fired from revolvers, shot-guns and all manner of explosives, while

cheers not unfrequently rent the air in greeting the strange visitors. There was also an excursion down the river on the steamer “Longueuil.” A Landing was made at Bɔucherville, where the party on board were received with honors. Ten minutes after, the report says, the steamer “Longueuil” was headed for home. The weather had become colder and the pleasure excursionists. encountered much ice. Nearing Longueuil it was encountered in immense fields, and on shore there were thousands of skaters enjoying the sport on the glare ice. * The Island ferry wharf was reached at about five o'clock. Here the party disembarked, and cheer after cheer rent the air as the boat returned from her trip to Longueuil. In other parts of the country excursions were attempted, and in some cases were successfully carried out, but much difficulty was experienced on account of the ice which was forming fast. Navigation may be said to have fully closed on New Year's Day. The weather still continued clear and cold until on the 4th, when snow fell all over the country and there was the first good sleighing of the season. From all quarters reports were received of the heavy snow storms, and trains were delayed in all directions. Heavy snow prevailed at New York and through some of the Southern

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