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WORLD'S MOST WONDERFUL MAN OF TWENTY-ONE
BIRTHDAYS BORN FEBRUARY 29, 1820.
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Marathon, N. Y., Jan. 1 . Ever
hear of Lewis Swift? It not.
give ear, for his' is a story a
Nineteen Hundred and Twelve,
New Year story that's worth
hearing and seting up as an ex
ample. Lewis Swift lives here in the
village of Marathon, but his fame
knows no territorial for terres
tial) bounds. This though he has
not yet seen his twenty-second
Swift was the first man to re
discover Halley's comet on its
periodic visit to this little patch
of atmosphere in which old earth
He has been married twice and
has four children living.
He is the acknowledged discov
erer (proudly proclaimed by the
astronomical world) of more than
1,300 '"nebulae," or little groups
of world systems, and of fifteen
He has seen two total eclipses
of the sun, and during one he dis-