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COMPILED BY GEO. E. PLUMBE, A. B., LL. B.
THE CHICAGO QUARTERLY
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VOL. 7, No. 2. JAK UARY, 1900.
(Copyright, 1900, by THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS CO.)
The year preceding a presidential election is important and interesting from a purely political point of view. The state conventions and the elections of the year indicate the popularity of new issues and frequently set the pace for the following campaign. In this regard the elections and the utterances of state conventions in 1899 are significant and valuable.
The war in the Philippines and the conditions in Hawaii, Cuba and Puerto Rico will, in all probability, exert a powerful influence on the campaign of 1900. In all of these departments The Daily News ALMANAC for 1900 is singularly replete. In the article upon the war in Luzon valuable official documents are given, including the report of the Schurman Philippine commission. As to other important and historic features of the year, like the Peace Conference at The Hague, the temporary adjustment of the Alaskan boundary and the Spanish treaty, very interesting official papers, which have rarely been published, are given in full.
The Nicaragua canal, which is likely to be the subject of congressional legislation, is treated with a good deal of detail, and other şubjects, like the Colonial Systems of the World, Submarine Cable Lines, American Trusts, Railroads, Samoan affairs and partition, and many other topics, are given the prominence they deserve.
Besides these discussions there is the same amount of material relating to finance, the army and navy, trade and commerce, money, schools and education, pensions, agriculture, the churches, congress, national debt and other themes that have contributed so largely to the popularity of The Daily News ALMANAC in the past.
Nothing of a political character has been omitted from the present volume that has any direct bearing upon the issues in the presidential campaign of 1900, while very much new material has been added to meet the demands of educators, clergymen, agriculturists and others interested in nonpolitical affairs.
January 1, "Ijoo; .
NOTE.-The time given in this Almanac is local mean time, except when otherwise indicated.
1.-A Total Eclipse of the Sun, May 28. Visible to North America and northwestern corner of South America, Europe, Northern Africa, and the North Atlantic Ocean. The path of totality running through Mexico, New Orleans, Mobile, Raleigh, Norfolk and across to Algiers, being of an average width of fifty miles.
II.-A Partial Eclipse of the Moon, June 12. Visible to North and South America, Spain and Africa, occurring as follows:
PACIFIC Moon enters Penumbra. 12d. 8h. 15m. A. 12d. 7h. 15m. A 12d. 6h. 15m. A. 12d. bh. 15m. A. Moon enters Shadow
12d. 10h. 24m. A. 12d. 9h. 24m. A. 12d. 8h. 24m. A. 12d. 7h, 24m, A. Middle of Eclipse....
12d. 10h. 28m. A. 12d, 9h. 28m. A. 12d. 8h. 28m. A. 12d. 7h. 28m. A. Moon leaves Shadow
12d. 10h. 32m. A. 12d. 9h. 32m. A. 12d. 8h. 32m. A. 12d. 7h. 32m. A. Moon leaves Penumbra.... 13d. Oh. 41m. M. 120.11h. 41m. A. | 12d.10h. 41m. A. 12d. 9h. 41m. A. First contact of shadow 4 degrees from South point of the Moon's limb toward the East.
Magnitude of Eclipse -0.001. (Moon's diameter - 1.0.) III.-An Annular Eclipse of the Sun, November 22. Invisible. Visible to southern half of Africa and to Australia.
MERCURY will be Evening Star about March 8, July 4 and October 29, and Morning Star about April 22, August ll and December 7.
VENUS will be Evening Star till July 8 and then Morning Star the rest of the year.
JUPITER will be morning Star till May 27; then Evening Star till December 14, and then Morning Star again the rest of the year.
CHURCH DAYS AND CYCLES OF TIME.
Jan. 6 Whit Sunday
.June 3 June10 June14 .Sept.24 ..Dec. 2 .Dec. 25