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yolumo IV, Number 187
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, KAY 19, 1910
TE FIVE CENTS
COMET AND SPOTS ON SUN INTEREST STAR GAgSS
and Look for End
Double Phenomena Unrelated
The comet camethe comet went, and this old earth is
no worse andno better, and thus far very little vviser.
Th'ere was no collision, as the superstitious and the
ignorant feared, and now that the comet is headed away
from us, there will be no recurrence of the manifestations
of terror that were recorded from all parts of the v.
world ' '
' The earth did pass through the tail of the comet, but
nobody suffered from the deadly cyanogen gas. To the
naked eye the tail of the comet was indeed "the veriest,
approach to nothing set in the midst of naught."
In fact, the phenomena of the dajdight hours of yes
terday were far the more interesting. During the. after
noon sun spots were observed in varying numbers about
the same hour from five western observatories, but the
astronomers who recorded them were almost unanimous
in the belief that these disturbances of the solar at
mosphere had nothing to dp with the approach of the
comet and were merely coincidental. m
None of the eastern observatories had anything of note
to report either during the day or the night.
The whole performance took little more than five hours.
Observers differ as to the exact time at which the earth
' began to pass through tlie comet's tail, but the opinion
averages a moment between 7 and 8 o'clock aj; night, 5a-'
cific time. ... ". ;
The combined speed of the tail and the eauth was.-estimated
at slightly more than 46 miles a second, and the
breadth of the tail at about 1,000,000 miles.
Friday the comet will become, visible agam,( headed
away from us with the tail sticking straight up out of thq.
western sky, a little above the'spofrwlieretthe sun sinks.
There will then be no light from the rising sun to dim the
glory of the spectacle, and it is likely to bo far more mi-
ijestic than in the stages of the approach.
' At the end of a month, good bye for another seventy-
Mourning Changes to Joy as
Day Passes without Ex
pected Horrors -
EL PASO, Texas, May 18.
Hundreds of Mexicans from the
villages along tho Moxican border
are gathered about crosses erect- v
ed on the hills tonight, awaiting
J. tk. onrxirnncn nf tho fiflfV COmet
they believe is hurrying to destroy
the worm. , J
j. tv,. tn .Inva thn snnerstitious
Mexicans have sought to avert the 4;
. . .!!-. nninitHAi.lin with. miltl J"
r lmpuiiuing ciiiaocjviuu .. ...., -j.
tnnnntatiriTKi n n il wn i rd ceremonies "r
and mnny liavo spent day and
mgnt in prayer. , -
.Hundreds have sought refuge in
j. nV nnd cnnvnns in the moun- i"
4 tiins ""
As' the hours passed without
.. nntnctvr.nlin frlnnm ir.ivfi wav to
joy, and the dancing and feasting
.replaced tno religious curuuujijuo. --
The Indians, also, shared the
great fear of the Mexicans.
Porminent Phenomenon Has
Foundation in Planet-
TOUCHING SCENES MARK
DAY IN NEW YORK CITY
Little Child, Looking for Comet, Shot and Fatally In
jured by Stray Bullet Ignorant March to
Church in Fear of Celestial Visitor
NEW YORK, 'May 18. A child of 9
years, gazing for the comet through a
broken bottle, the best telescope she
had, was sliot during a streot battle to
night in Little .Italy. Her spite was
shattered and she will die. No arrests
In another street in the same quarter,
four hundred Italians fell to their pray
ers when they Baw bearing down on
thorn fmm thn hnavnns a bright ball of
flame. There was a panic in which many
were trampled wuen mo suppuscu m.-u-lito
exploded into small fragments.
OOinUUOiy 1U1U uvm uunwu v,..h..
this, of all .nights, to send up a fire
At Bayonno, N. J., Italians quit worK
fnr thn dav in a body and spent most
of their time in church.
There was an impressive demonstra
tion in front of an old St. Patrick's
cathedral, now a parish church, in the
Italian quarter in which the police
dealt tactfully and sensibly. Down the
otmnt nmn ttrn hundred little folks in
white dresses chanting a litany. Be
hind them, intoning supplications in
deeper voices, paced their elders. The
police inquired what it was all about,
and tho eiders sucniiy poinieu io i
much of the western sky as could be
seen above tho roofs of the tenement
Slowly the procession filed into the
church ynrd and knelt on the stone
In fear of a panic, the reserves were
called out and going from one to an
other persuaded the children to leavb
their prayers for their beds. The pres
ence of tho police seemed to reassure
them and many fell asleep against blue
shoulders as they wcro carried gently
GEI BIG FIGHT
.SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., -May is
.5., The Jeffries-Johnson prize fight
J. ill i,o lmM in Sn Francisco. JulV
4th. This announcement was made
tonight by Tex Rickard, one 01 the
promoters of tho match, after a
consultation with Supervisor John
L. Hergct, chairman of tho police
fr commission of tho board of super-
visors of the county of San Fran-
j. Vn nrn nssnrpd that there will
be no official interference," said
Rickard, "and we snail go aneuu v
making plans for the fight."
tions. I go by the sunspots and facu
lae. Our dates always agree.
Therefore, planets and sun spots are
indissolubly connected. Therefore, it
must have a reactive- influence on the
sun and consequently with the weather.
Two slight and short seismic mani
festations were noted at 0:23 p. m. on
tho 'two instruments.
GREAT SPOIS ON
Largest Group More Than a
Hundred Thousand Miles
in Total Length
BY GREAT COMET
Professor Sec Talks
of Comets and
Three Awful Groups
IDLE DAY FOR JEFF
Spends Most of Day Fishing
Satisfied to Box at
Three Thousand Pounds of
Explosive Blows Up in
Pinar Del Rio
BULK OF THE DEAD
WERE RURAL GUARDS
might disturb the magnetism of the
eartn. isut ut. naio added tnat ne did
not think the spots were responsible
fn mnnni .Ai.lnifl iliadi.linnitaa
"You can say for me," he said,
"that there is not the slightest reason
to suppose that the su'n spots have any
connection cither with recent earth
quakes or tho comet, except perhaps to
make tho comet brighter.
"Eruptions associated with the large
spots like those wo now have on the
sun are supposed to send out electrons.
If these pass through tho comet they
might increase its brightness perceptib
IN. FEAR OF COMET
May Be Cause of Disturb
ance of Magnetic Con--k
V ditions on Earth
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., May 18.
Telling his friends that ho believed the
comet would destroy the earth tonight,
nl thnt lin illil lint WflTir. tft SfiO tllC
spectacle, Augustino Parasiz, a wealthy
ranchman, committed suiciuo luuiy uj
(WASHINGTON, D. C, ttay 18.
Forecast for Arizona: Gonerally fair
Thursday and Friday.
sw .insE . f!nl.. M.iv 18. Professor
Jerome S. Rickard of the observatory
of Santa "Uara couego lonignt issutu
the following statement regarding the
After two months of rest, the surface
is showing a recrudesenco of activity,
well worthy of a maximum period. On
May 18, at 1 p. in., there could be seen
a large intensely blue colored spot, con-,-nv
in tlm ivostwnrd. concave to the
eastward, in shape nearly like a half
i n ninstor snnt. it had a retinue
. . ..... j?ii
of fourteen uttie ones, or pui3,iuuuv-
ing in tho rear on we eastern smu, reu
by a vanguard of one. taller and bigger
than the rest. It was abou't twelve
hours east of the solar axis. West of
the north and south line through the
center of the sun, at a disc of a few
degrees, stood another group of threo
spots, a big one and two small ones.
The first and larger groups is, say,
eight degrees south latitude, and the
second about ten degrees samo latitude.
Tho largest black spot measures
23G.31S by 7S.773 miles. The smaller
group appeared on May 12 and was
,:i. tlm., linnnnifl trinle. Thn lamer
group was first seen on May 15 and
the eastern "mo as a. mtn") " u"i
ti,n nf ninn on Mav 1G. of eight on
Ar.. 17 flnnlK- nf fifteen on Mav 18.
Why this sudden change on tho star
day? It may bo held it has been held,
it is well nigh demonstrated that tho
rise and wane of sunspots nnd faculae
is due to planetary mflu'once. Tho
greatest of the world's long-range foro
casters in going by tho planets' posi-
VALLEJO, Cal., May 18. Professor
T. J. J. See oi tho United States naval
observatory at Maro Island tonight re
ported the 'following observation on
"Great sun spots were noted at 4
p. m. here today. The largest spot was
slightly northeast of the sun center
and was made up of three parts roughly
joined together by bridging, such as
i.w,,-.t,-;! nnmnlicated snots. This
seemed to indicate that the disturbance
of the sun is destined to last several
.i.. Tt onnonrs tn bo increasing in
magnitude and to be of tho vortcxJ
or wiunpooi lypc, " """; t
rise to disturbances in the earth's mag-
i:. Tim sun snots will reach the
iicusi". ... --- -r--
sun's central meridian m another daj
or two and if any disturDanco ui w
earth's magnetism is to occur from tins
cause, it is niseiy to comu uuai, y-
day. The spots now utu ." ; y
lieved to have any connection with the
comet, and if any auroras or electric ef
fects occur tonight wo should probablj
ascribe them to tho comet rather than
to the spots on the sun.
"The largest spot observed at Marc
Island was estimated to bo 00,000 miles
long nnd 30,000 miles wide."
Display of Aurora
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 18. "Three
awful groups" is tho way that Father
Tirennnn. the note1 astronomer, de-
, . ,
scribed tho sun spots.
"Tho recurrence of spots at this
time is very unusual, but there is noth
ing in it to cause uneasiness," said
Father Brennan. '"It simply indicates
unusual internal activity. There is no
possible connection between the comet
ad' tho su'n spots. The comot is 80,000,
000 miles away from the sun and could
not possibly havo any effect upon it.
"It would require a nouy as large
as the eartn to tail injo me sun 10
make such a spot as tho large one in
the principal group."
Thirty spots, one estimated at 150,
000 miles in diameter, were seen by
Brennan. Of tho two groups tho Jone
spot was the largest. Tho biggest spot
recorded by Captain Davis in August,
1848, was 182,000 miles. It is believed
that solar disturbances will continuo
for oovor.nl rtnvs.- While unusual, no un-
asiness need be felt, as it is caused by
internal disturbances. Tho spots seen
by Professor See of Maro Island, this
ot'tornnnn which ho said were rouchlv
joined, are believed to be parts of the
largest spot, wnicn lie saw- earner iu
BEN LOMOND, Cal., May 18. There
was little or nothing done at tho Jeffries
camp today. In company with the mem
bers of his staff and a number of
friends, Jeffries spent most of the day
fishintr in Monterey bay.
They returned late this evening.
Regarding the switching of the fight
from Emeryville to San Francisco, Jef
"T hnvn not been notified by tho pro-
ntnr nt nnv chnncn. but I'd iust as
soon box 1n San Francisco as any place.
. . , ; ,.; i,ttlAa
Most or my Dig cnampioiismp uuwco
were decided theie, and the town has al
ways been lucky for me."
Jeffries will bo back on the training
job in the morning.
Horror May Have Been Re
sult of Plot Against
Not So Keen for Boxing as
on Previous Day, But
Prefer Known Peril
DENVER, Colo., May IS. Preferr
ing the dangers they knew to those of
which they are ignorant, many of the
foreign miners employed on the day
Shifts -of the Leadville and Cripple
Creek coal mines remained underground
"'I can tell what is liable to fall
on mo underground," said one old
"hard rock" as ho started into the
Yak tunnel at Leadville, "but I want
1,600 feet of Leadville granite be-
twecn mo and tnem comets.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 18.
Jack Johnson went through his sched
uled program of boxing this afternoon,
tho second workout of tho kind since
ho opened at the beach. That fact, in
snito of the disagreeable weather, at
tracted a good attendance. Ned Green-
way, a local society leader with a
party of friends, and Ad Smith, the
Oakland referee, were among thoso who
Johnson boxed nine rounds today, all
of them of three minutes duration, and
while he did not go at it with tho samo
dash that characterized his showing on
Sunday, ho got considerable benefit out
HAVXNA, May 18. Two almost si
multaneous explosions of dynamite,
supposed to consist of 3,000 pounds,
completely demolished the rural guard
barracks in th city of Pinar del Rio
Fully one hundred persons were kill
ed and nearly as many wounded. Most
of the dead were rural guards, bbut the
entire families of several officers of the
guards it is said were Killed, as wen
na cnvornl nmnlnVPPS of the Tjublic WOrkS
department and residents of the city,
on which fell a delu'ge of masonry
It is not known whether the cxpio-
sion was an accident or due to the act
of consnirators. but the former is con-
several rencr trains, tuiyiuj
geons, officers, rural guards and govern
ment officials started this afternoon
from Havana to the scene of the catas
trophe, 108 miles away. Captain Al
fredo "and Captain Gaspar Betancourt
of the garrison and their families aro
-or.nrtori Vniripd in the ruins. The bar
racks was a massive building of Span
ish construction and occupied an emi
nence on the outskirts of the city. Dur
ing the late intervention it was the
headquarters of the Eleventh United
In consequence of the alarm over
race disturbances the government or
dered all dynamite in the vicinity in
tho possession of contractors for road
Jcoristruction . and other -public wprk,
to be removed to the barracks for safe
This afternoon' the ork of removing
the dynamite from the barracks for
shipment to Havana was begu'n by
employees of tho public works depart'
ment, assisted by rural guards.
ti, n-nm lnnrHnfr cases of the dvna
mito on wagons when the explosions oc
curred. The central court in which tho
owrk was going on was strewn with tho
dead and wounded.
Tho work of exhuming the dead and
searching for thoso who still may bo
alive is going on tonight, but it is
greatly retarded by tho destruction of
th0 electric light wires and tho fear
that a quantity of unexploded dynamite
may remain in tho ruins.
PASADENA, Cal., May IS. Whilo
waiting for any manifestations of the
comet's proximity, Director Gcorgo E.
Hale of tho Carncgio obsorvatory, train
ed tho big telescopes and soiur jmuiu
graphing apparatus on tho spots that
now mark tho sunVfnco. Ho and his
assistants found ono large group of
spots located approximately in tho cen
ter of tho sun, a smaller group, which
ho says appears to bo associated with
tho larger, and a single small spot
standing on tho edgo of the su'n.
Tho total length of tho largo group
is estimated to bo about 100,000 miles.
Tho penumbra or shadowy rims of tho
spot wcro found to contain threo ui
lma nr rtlnoV nrons. onft nf which was
larger than tho other two. Tho smaller
group consists ot ono spot witn two
umbras, and several smaller spots.
Previous photographs woro taken of
tho spots on May 14, and these show
the groups of spots near tho eastern
edgo of the sun. Since then tho largor
spot has greatly increased in sizo.
Althnmrli thn annta nro nf the tornado
'ti.o tlmt i- vnrticos or whirlinrr vol
umes of intensely heated gases and
metallic vapor, niguiy cuurgeu mm
ii.in:tv nhip.li nroduce stront? mnir-
netic fields. Dr. Halo said these fields
NO PECULIAR PHENOMENA
ON PASSAGE OF COMET
PASADENA, Cal., May 18. According to the compu
tations of Dr. George E. Hale, and his assistants at the
Carnegie observatory, Halley's comet passed on beyond
the sun at 8:35 o'clock tonight and at the same time the
earth was in the midst of the wanderer's tenuous, tail.
But not one of the delicate instruments set to detect ex
pected phenomena showed the slightest variation.
Dr. Jlale mounted an uiBcuumuiw vwu
changes in the magneism of the earth, a variometer to
show any variation in the magnetic pole. A tower was
also erected bearing metal plates coated with glycerine
to catch any of the dust particles with which the comet
x:i : i ln Winn, hut the astronomers have
found nothing so far to indicate, that natural conditions
i i i.1. - 4.1..).. lnn-i 4-1, ,,,, rry lin vtnnf'c
had been attcctett py tne win & luup uuuugu m. w.
YERKES OBSERVATORY, WIL
LIAMS BAY, Wis., May "18. An un
usual display of aurora lights at 0:30
p. in. is said by Professor Mitchell to
bo a direct result of the comet. As the
world passed through the tail the as
tronomors secured photographs, accu
rate records of meteoric phenomena and
:.. rt.nnvoTilv illumination under
varying iv..,."-v , -- .
atmosphoric conditions that were nearlj
Although a spectacular display of au
rora lights which reached across the
sky from east io west was uu.vu
i .- -n-tliaeM- TVnet in phnrffo of tllO
observatory, and. Professor Mitchell of
New York, do not connect mo pm;mm.
ena directly with the comet.
Professor Edward E. Barnard, ono
of the world's authorities on comets,
was mu'ch pleased with th0 result of
-i ..otiona A, most rainstaking
search was made through the tail for
spots where the illumination might bo
ii.i.:n Thia lnok nf illumination may
aid in determining the substance of the
glow that follows comers, namum
:j. -netriitivin rfhennmena of as
great value to scientists as positive
From a battery of cameras hundreds
of plates were exposed to every visi
ble foot of sky. - i
Accused Police Chief Makes
Denial of All Charges
MANY THOUSANDS VIEW BODY OF
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., May 18. The
case of Harry P. Flannery, fomer pres
ident of the San Francisco police com
mission, who is on trial in Judgo Lcn
non's court on a charge of grand lar
ceny, will go to the jury tomorrow af
The last testimony was taken this
afternoon and argument to the jury
will begin at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing "Plnnnerv'a defensn amounted to
an absolute and postitivo contradiction
of the many parts of tho testimony of
Joseph Abbott, tho prosecution's chief
witness, and a sweeping denial of ev
ery thing pointing to a business or il
legal connocfibn with tho Sausalito
fake rool room gang of swindlers.
EDWARDS VII AT WESTMINSTER
Miles in Line as Doors Close
LONDON May 18. Thousands of persons marching in double file on
.n. -u. Jt ti, nntnfnlm,n nn which rests the coffin of Edward VII, passed
through Westminster Hall today, and when tho doors were closed at 10 p. m.
there were miles of them still in line.
Throughout the afternoon Victoria station was tho scene of a constant
stream of foreign representatives arriving for the funeral. King Albert of
Belgium and Ging Manuel of Portugal were met by King Georgo and his
eldest son the Duke of Cornwall, Other arrivals included tho duke of Aos
ta representing King Victor Emmanuel of Italy; M. Pichon, the French mm
ister of foreign affairs, representing President Fallieres and King Ferdinand,
of Bulgaria, tho crown princo of Roumania; the crown prince of London of
Servia; Prince Henry of the Netherlands; Prince Charles of Sweden; two
Chinese missions, headed by Princo Tsao Tao, brother of the prince regent,
and representatives of various German principalities.
Most of these visitors went to Westminster Hall after 10 o'clock at night,
when tho hall was closed to tho public, to witness the lying-in-state, Queen
Mary accompanying the guests.
The German imperial yacht Hohenzollern arrived" at Sherbcss this e cu
ing, but at tho emperor's request no salutes were fired.
The emperor will land tomorrow morning and proceed to London.
The official program of Friday's ceremonial, which was issued tonight, is
a lengthy document, occupying five to six columns in tho newspapers.
Mr. Roosevelt as special envoy of the United States, with M. Pichon, will
ride in the eighth coacli of the procession, J