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ESTI'AB"II'ISH.ED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRlI DAY, DECEMBER 29 1899. TWICE A WEEK,1I.50 A YEAR
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Nplteh-IS tlteAes of 'Fatng tar' A rt It'
(New York Sun)
T atuosphere forms an arLmor'
Whic: alilost impenetrable to I be
lettors that are constantly pelting
the earth. Most of the nleteors are
small. They come rushing through
space, strike the atmosphere and the
frtction against the moleeules of air
heats them t'. a white heat, and sets
them abla.'_. Sometimes part of one
mav reach the earth: but as a tuhe
they are consume. a:nd the dust alone.
cosmic dust, drops upc:i the surface.
0"e of the earliest kuow n met.. ors fell
in ' 04 B. C.. in Phrygia where for a
long time it was wcrshipp.1. It was
esrried to Rome and was suppcse3 to
be a nessenger from the cods. Livy
tecribes a shower ;f rete:rie stones
The people were gre tly alarme i and
the senators were ttmoralize3 and
declared a nine i.y.. festival to
p,r,'pt.iate the g,ids. TLt re is at M ech
a meteorite wbieb fe2 in '%' A. D'.
and is still worshir 1 ly the faitful.
In Chinese itera:ure baro is seiin
of m t f"rs whieh fEll i: t'44 I, C. The
oldest k:lown icas:rira 1'L:b wa
seen to fall is z:w cn exLItin a
Ensis1eim. Asace. Ger:marn. In
'' it c.sme cra+Ling dwn 1Lr:ugh
the air with a roar t hat lr_ trat.d tLe
peasantry with frig ht.. It burii its-lf
dp?y in the earth. It weighed 3
pun'ds and h an.s t:L in tbe parish:
The Chupader_is : +erte. "bieb
weighed '2e t.n. f.;i in ChiLusabua,
Mei4c. The l:rgest rnri -c: ite known
i- the Pe.ary st:ne whi"h weighs
ap; roimately one L ndr,i t:ns. TLbe
stone of Canon Diablo weighs at least
t.-n tons and exploded bhiL n the air.
the piecer ling fo rni all over the
surrounding c..untry. In Italy several
instances are known of the loss of life
from meteorites. A peasant was
sitting in his cabin and was killed b:
an iron mass that crashed through
the rof; the act was regarded as a
vi-itation of divine augt r. The city
of Milan is perhaps the only one that
has been struck by the meteorite. A
meteorite of .everal pounds' weight
fel; in the heart of that city in the
y'ar 1*I0 . on the authority of Paoln
Maria Tezzrvo. and struck a Francis
More remarkable are the falls at
sea- That a ship would be struck
wo,-l seem an extraordinary chance.
yet a Swedirb ship was so struck, the
stone killing two of the crew. On
December 1, 1 90, the ship Walkom
minitg was sailin~g from New York to
Bremnen when her offie.ers noticed a
brilliant meteor that appeared to be
bearing down on the vessel fromr
southest to northwest. It passed
with a loud roar and hisaing sound
and plunged into, the sea ahead of
the ship- That it was a met-or of
large si was evidJent, for a few
minutes later the ship was .'-truck by
a tidal wave. Even more remarkable
was the expersiee.f the JBritish ship
Cawd or, whieb reachedi San Francisco
Nov. 2ii, 18tf7. DJuring a severe
storm a. large and brilliant mneteoJr was
observed raabing down n pon thbe ship,
and with a roar and filling the air
with furnaee of anipbor it passdr be'
tween the rnas olf the ship - d fell
into the ,*a not fify feet from the
One of the greatest enrimeities
posssed by man toelay is a apw
fragment of a comret in MazitapiJ, Mexi.
co. The fragment ia believed to be a
part of the tail of Jiela'n comet'c, In
1846 ar-methinig happenaed in spc
a wreck occared ; IBiela'n com:uet ruay
baro eolli4ed with anrothier comrIet in
ay ene the eorma divided arnd mnany
hlig observrs~ r'leember aeeing
the two pata gr*Aally aprarasg.
Some, fatality piior'd oneC part of
.the eranel and it irA its fat's inin
nitA space, literally went to pieceS
anid buesae a qrreek an tbe abo.rs
le,s sea of sp4Ee. A*troIwomera pire
dieted that .f the 'corr-4 itelf didJ
no&pear in Wl%2, it rekn
wadd beenene. ,i4fAe ap-t
star, asd thn. predsdkon waq,ealized
there burst froma the bean'a a elond
of .'L ta Diig the dfr
pl *# ase droppe ape the
iuart iiv eered a4 MazepiI,
.Eaicv adc wat; d,elclarud to be a
p ar"t of the gelt eomeut.
Jthe IaVONragUe tteolrite aVfter- its fatll
is int.ot tr ly hot. but at 1-a-1 t o1e,
whltichb a hattdled iltuIuneditLotl atf
ter fal I hg still hold tie in tuue
c old of FpIte. A fow ILIUIL eaut hIlV
that t,bey have exporiouced this. A
notoorite elloded obove Dhur
Imala. )Kaugra, P'ul jaubi, ldia, iL
I n, ad i secrtio u tit1 1icehd; up
immodiat.elv by% ioime Iative.: Who
dropiped it with express;iois of patti.
The fragment is now to be meo in
the Field Musettum. Of it, Dr. ur
ringtou. the curate. Haid: "Thia is
perhaps the only imtratnc:e luow"i
where the cold of "pace hat- becom ue
perce1tiNe to huttn suset,
A Hippy dmi
Were v., as-e3 to nam,e the "h'ap
pv mau" of this day and tiue, ue
would n et na:e the bah-er. neither
would we se: forth tbe rich mer
CLat, LC' the po:liticiari, aLd vet we
wculd not call up the proacLer.
but should the d:tc r comc- orward L
Dy o L eais. lLe L L i=t 'he Lap
t mian The rar- wh o i- 'Lt
.e had b.e.' td f~i of c-hari
He is ard bast a t thmot
indepc-rdeut ma'. H has a tank
his farm that 'a s _t. wi.L a de
posit like tLe era. Cf i that in
creases with the u=;e. The farmr
cem and should be Lapp. HTe
c"ught to be cnteLtcd iL the pw:isition
that gives him the sweetest rest that
mortask 1now. Yocung ::LLn, ~f you
would be happT. g+t a fa: and a
wife and make a home.
L. W. Stone,
St. ' a rrreu - .; a ciL co ry L 'ur r the
story7 rC.Lr: in r*'.rst rmLo .
"Thiea ! returned frcn the army my
cod.tion wu. broken do'wn. I su
fered~ etireme er. cunerz., andid
gestia Py-i::in did not help zn
ine, and today I am in better bealh
ther I have been form thirty yern."
DR, MI LES'
is v.Ad try aJ! fr'git onI urre,
first bottle bene4u or nriey': bw.t
Bokon Lei.ri mnd rveu- a-tt f.rce.
Dr. Mites M/edicat Companiy, E!t'hart, lind.
For Sale at
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The largest assortment
of Picture Frames
'V 1r ILttaid4't lio r.wagers iZu
it a fute to r-eyre-Mat 7bt in tk'dr fjWZ
pay y-M.fly V/WA paradhTh wsaJ7- te-1
arm rpiyrea t w' 3 op
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The Kind You Have Aways, Bo,ugbt, ' 1d2bich ias bEen
in use for over 34) year, ha 3 borr("- ' Fi;--sner. of
a7d hza' bt'n 'na s unde!!r his per
* A ono' L one tf eC' e 1 < f iIn t ig.
All Couuterfeits, Jmtaitationt aid "- " are but
Experintnrutb that trifle w ithl d edairi, t i 1 iwtti of
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What is CASTORIA
C astoria is a i .a rd S c ut su b -r ,ut, _- +g , ,. .
conit' ns ze-h.ber Opium, . :1.A - 'r - 'ive g
subStiance, It a +r' t' r a Ie e. s 'tl- . "; m
and allays F'eTeri'bsey It ' a T1it. t =1!11
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and FlatuJlenc-r. It aL,= th: i -r-A, F.r- :a r
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The Chidren's Pa.na.:a-The Mr ra Tri
CENUIp E CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Ho.tluia, O 1
Dainty China the latest
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We make a specialty of fine
The Swell Society People, as well at
the plain laboring man, buy here
The rich can not buy better good!
anywhere at any price. while th<
Poor Man cannot get more--usuallb
not so much--for his money if h4
b JOr Perfumery is Choice.
R mor package of our sty]ish pru
will make a most acceptable gift. -
to buy atYON'
It i a leaurepartly because you ar
welcome to look and not buy, and partly be
cause the seling is generous too.
P?OSITFIOCNS ra T
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We need room. Our eno
Capes and Jackets.
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Wisin al amerry Xmas
oods for a little money.
rmous stock must be
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IE ORDER OF
and a happy New Year.