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FRIDAY,- SEITEJitpEB f. 1000.
o o Birth enidl a Growth ; of the Oregon! Stetfe Agricultjra.r Society o o
WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN,
(John Minto, in Pacific Homestead,
Salem, Or.. f?eptemlr 13th.)
Prior to the discovery of gold In
California the development of farm-
log in Oregon had lieen very rapid for
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a vinuaiij n.u-,OT rVu.u.u..jl u
Jt was nearly all In grain and stock
raWn; the consuming market was
largely the annual immigration. This
was somewhat arrested by the 'war
against the Caynses for tbe Whitman
massacre, but still more by the dis
covery of gold in California. It would
e safe to say that three-fourths of
ihe effective farm lalwr went to the
mines of California beweeu Septmlier,
1848, and the ea me date of l?CO. The
full effects of this was not felt until
the fall of iST,:i when wheat went as
liigh as per bushel at Salem for a
tOtort time. ' ;
The first 'stimulus to reuewed, atten
tion to farming was the market the
rapid I mm juration to (California of-
r. V-.rrtliii .rreh and 'whole-
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Km ue tc eai was in demand there, but
fresh vegetables ami -fresh fruits
maintained highest priees longest of
any., products we sent there. Heiider
on Luelling had inttoiluced a Very
excellent nursery: of -the most ppi!lar
fruits by hauling across the plains in
1817. Some, of his trei's were iK'ariiig
Klceiiiiens in lsril and the fruit or
tliose ent to Sail Francisco brougfit
fabulous , prices.
f The desire to have fine fruits at
liome and for export to was the first
surface influence towtrU,s farmers
organization here.. The. first fanners'
club, io the tvriter' knowledge, was
formetl at his residem-e in K1. and
fruit culture was the -chief 'mllie-nee.
The first' Cotmty -Agricultural Sn-iety
fonued was that of Marion County
and the first state assis-iatiou fornoil
was the Oregon .pomolocical Soc iety,
which held its; first exposition at Sa
Cioyernor .Davis -was (lie first party
vTthin 'my knuwiede to suggest tlie
formation of an trcgon Agricultural
Society, but the chief inttueii-es to
wards its ,coii;rmmatioii was amongst
4 he active luemlters of the . Pouiologi
cal Society-uotaldy the Walliug
brothers, tlie Hynearson brotln rs. and
the Barlows, of Multnomah and t'lack-'
amas counties. Tlien were efforts to
form Comity Agrieubural siM-ieries
lelng inade in Yamhill and I.inn ium
ties and the hmji1c of tlie 7i-Uauiette
valley as a v.Jhole were very ready
for a State So-iety at the time we
became a siate.
At the formative meeting, held at
Salem, tlie. State IVunolosical So-iety
merged , in it ami its pronhnt.
;frgi C'Ui - llohins. liecame its
president: Clavkanias county w:is
fixed upon for holding tin first State
Fair and -prriia ration marie for it by
"a comjmrative few uvn of that coun
ty at an eiMnse to them if my ree
otlection serves, of some $Sim lesi"l's
fheir t;tMr and worry and. as. this
latter alva.vs falls on a comparatively
few, these; in tliis cas saw by their
first esix'rience that tlie banks of tlie
Clackamas were not a god place for
holding a State Fair and - were
amongst the first to suggest the hold
ing of ' the next nearer the In-art of
the Willamette valley.
The preparation for the second
ttate Fair was a free -offering to the
citistenshlp of Yanilrilf. I.iuu, or
Marion counties, tmtil iu May, isrj.'
and a correspondem-e was kept up by,
'itizens of th former and , Win. .1.
Iterri'ii. ' president . of the Marion
County ' AgritMiItural Society, till it
became apparent.: that If the latter
body - did not " make .preparation- no
fair would.be held that year.
A committee was anointed l can
vass talom to see if cithteu would
Iielp aud 'MaX01 Joseph Magon and
niyyelf circulated a fwis'r one day and
found $17oi) was signeil. Cnui tiis,
Charles Swegle, Louis Ityrnes, and
John Minto, were appointel a cm-
inlttee to provide 'material for a ia-
viliou and fence around the ground f,f the forest, and the wilder man, in
tKJ acrest through the iiorthwe-t cor- ilojr s,avage natures. Inde.nl, mi
ner of which the railroad was sob- til within twelve years I might say,
sequent ly laid, lty great effort, of that with tiie exception of some nv
those having the management, the mote and Isolated spots in this great
second State Fjiir was held at the trrritory, there was not a gleam of
ground on which fairs have Iwn held civilization or improvement. Farms,
ever since. AH premiums were paid Villages, town's, cities,' have sprung
and the lKtlaficing of the books showed up ami arm presenting themselves all
the .-Marion County Agricultural S- over the laud; and there are csiiscs
clcty owner of acres of la uiL an
unpafnted pavlllion. and race stand,
stables, and show pirns, well, etc
and JoWKJ In debt. , '
The question now before the man
agers of the Marion County Agricul
tural Society, whose enrire member
ship was about forty and annual fee
?1 each while money cost from 1 !cr
i ,.,.. tn :i .w, tnr
moneh- was: What shall we do?
conclusion was: Sell the grouuds and
f . 1 . . i
Improvement. for euough to pay the
dtt. and a committee of five, with It.
C. (Jeer as chairman, was a piointe.t
to find a purchaser. If xossible. 1 M r.
. ieer iired on hhj farm gome distance
from Salem ami, with the firpt neu
cleus of a Shorthorn herd, Stuith Down
flock, a nursery of fruit trees, and ajreiiulred at their hands.
farm, was a busy man. The writer,
as one of the committee, made an ef"
fort to see what could lie done by an
other, subscription In Salem, after
learning that Thomas ' Cross and
Cha. Swegle were willing to give
$."ViCjr for the property and take' thef
gate fees a tlieir comnsation. The!
bead of one business firm in answer
to an appeal for a second subscription
In order' to irevent the property going"
into " private bands, said: "No, wc
care liberally to start thin and. if it
miwt a public burden, we are-will
,S;u, our snare- 01 uie u
the;eounty will buy the grounds and
I'"-"- ""industrial class of- this reat -country
suggixdioi, the writer went home and tne 1aramount oll-kct . ot ihe es
drew op the form of a report of the tabl!shmPnt of tbe Oregon State Agri
committee j in substance as follows: cultUrl Society, and the Exhibitions
-Your eommltteo, ap,,ointed to find n anIIH11,v la great gfate farr3. of the
pureuaser or tne msic rair grounds.
ha ve found parties willing to give the
sftni of yie Indebtedness of the Marlon
C-ounty. Agricultural Society for the
property, but only ori conditions
which would throttle the State Agri-
cultural Society, It lielieves; there-,
fore recommends that iistead of ac
cepting tliaf offer that an apiieal lie
mad to our county authorities to take
the; grounds for the sum of the debt,
and hold them for public uses as fairs.
militia innster, etc." This was ac-
eeitel as a r,eprt and the committee
Inst rneted ' to' make "the tender to the
county Judget then the late John
? f . . .
Peebles, wlioi accisled to the propo-
sit ion on eondiHou that Hie sum be
rcdii-cl t' $:kio. This was done en-
tirely by Marion cotinty meu, of
whom Ashacl Hush gave $1K).
The next imi-ting of the hoard of
ditit-iors of the State Society received
a gift of the grounds on condition that
it bold a Sate Fair theroim for fifteen
years :onwcntively, and such .--a fair
has been held annually ever sine.
The public spirited citizens of Linn
county iu a few years found they had
lost a good business opMrluitity and
sent two o their. Iiest ,me:i (John Har
row and J. II. Ikuithit) to " see if
there was any chance to break the'
arrangement, -but they found there
was not and sir reported. . ' .
OPENING ADDRESS AT Jj'
We are pleasii to print Jiehw in
fiiU'tlie opining Address delivered at
the first annual fair of the Oregon
Stale "Agricultural Soeiety. in Ciaek
amas county, on tl,-t. 1. , a Mil -I,
1S:. The aildres-s was by the IVcsii
dent of the-Society, S. . Fraiuis, a'nd
we are sure all of our readers will
find it Interesting. It will afford
clian's for . com pa risroti. Following
is the addmss; f
Men and Women of Oregon:
The diity has Im cii assigned me of
ojjcniug t! 1'irst Orevfon Slate Fair.
The officers of the State Agricultural
Ss-iety fr imUt1is have directed tlieir
effort: to bring -before the people of-
Oregon tlie Kxhibithm that now greets
jour eyes. In those 'efforts tly Biave
PAVILION OREGON STATE
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-inalnimii r mra n ni - n - n i n n .1. l --
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been assisted by many valued friends her. a new lease of life and enaiik' her
scattered up and down Out state; and to accomplish other high duties which
to none are they more indebted than
to the worthy farmers and oher citi
zens of Cbickamas -ouuty.
i' We stand here today where but. 'a
few years ago roamed tie wild leasts
now'." moving -based upon the dcveJop-
nii'itt or our tntnerai ami agricultural
wealth which are to-add to our pop-
ulatlon-give incentives to agricultural
industry and which will culminate In,
the realiKatioh of all our hopes of hu-
man progress in th?s lK-autiful valley
which. In a few years, will Iwm
jwlth people: Its lauds will be culti-
! rated as a sarilen: wealth will Js
here: all the comforts and blesIngsi of
jcivllized life, as found In
tntion which elevafo and ennot.Ie
iiutious wrncn eie.ne ami cuuwo.
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' pjan. will make tne vaiiey 01 tne vu-
laraette -the gem of tlM Pacific Co. sf.
The fiugr of "Pmvideoce points to
these high results-lf the men of this
day perform their duties to themselves
and tbir children, which are sternly
il see the pToneers of this great work
lefore me. The battle of many a
year of toil you have manfuTly fought.
The Improvements scattered every
where, attest your Industry, lint you
hare stilt more to do. Yon are still
to progress In the path of la!or. Yon
are living now to witness some of Its
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triumph- You are to W others that
jDwny of you won Id regard a pictures
of fancy were I to present them.
To assist j-oa In the' performance of
your duties to render ; your labors
pieaDi-an ronmf.H-io oiane .Ju
m. 1 a a..
rra,,zc tne hg!l iwsltUm mat 'belongs
u as Amerin faru,PMthe cmit
productions of agriculture of sis-el-inens
of the mechauical arts of the
fine arts as connected with' improved'
life of the improvements in house
hold economy, giving to man those
home comforts which are among the
leading blessings left us of the fall.
The exhibitions ; now presented to
you ought not to in passed over with
out iuvi-sti.s-:ition. Then- are speci
mens -of that noble auim.-il. the horse,
of all the classes usually desiretl by
farmers. There is the thoroughbred
horse, witli the high qualities of i-q-
durance which passes over the earth
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with the tfeefness of the wind. There
fs tlie roadster, leautiful in ids pro-
port iVms. with tlie- eye of the eagle,
the admiration of all. Tisere is tlie
horse of all work,- the' main de-
peudeuce of the farmer, for the
plow, the wagon, the carriage, and
for' riding. There. .is toe colossal draft
horse for the.; heavy work of. .the farm
iiuil the road, and which is deemed es
sential in the heavy dray work of
c-ties. Then, too, are the Durham
ami Devon cattle, beautiful in proMr
1 ions', such as farmers , of taste love
to look upon, and such as the con
sumers of line bcf are glad to pur
chase. There are also th sheep -the
long-woolc'd Cotswold and Ihe Oxford
shire, which yield large quantifier of
wi.d and heavy can-asses; there are
tbe Soiithdowns, middle woolcil -sheep,
producing fair quantities of wool and
flesh, prizeil by the epicure; mid there,
too. are f!ie: varieties of tin- .Merino,
whieli produce the choicest woofs to
'le-found in our markets. And there
are the imported swine most desir
able fibx-k for tlie farmtrs of Oregon.
There, too. is your fruit, the cereals,
and vegetables.. Pomona, never pre
sided over a more glorious exhibition
than" that presented lieforo us. And
(here are the implements of agricul
ture, improved by the genius of Amer
ican mechanics, to lighten the tolls
and io'Ti.ase the profits of the farmer
And we have an exhibition here. T
lu'ghi say almost a Divine institution
for surely (Jod put it into the heart
of his fervautOtConstruc.t it -the
sewing ma-cniuV to lighten the la-
bors of women, to save her from
nights and days of weariness-to give
f AIB CROIKDS. AT SALEM.
lielong to her sex and condition.
And hen, 'too. are the evidences- of
the handiwork of women in the ex
hibition of condiments, in textile fab-
lies, and needle work In great variety
md beauty all of which add to the
sweetness and joys of Tiome; And
there, again, are specimens of the art
ist's art, in tlieir peculiar line, by
which man has drawn powers from
the sun to imprint indelibly in a mo
ment the lineaments of our features,
which an a solace to friends in ab-
si nce, whether it be for a brief period
or for that from which there is no
return. And then there are cabinets
v .,. am-
n'-1' n' minerals of Oregon; How
fpw of those lief ore me have Invi-sti
Stod this array of interesting and
Imisirtant subjects? And there are
the exmtribut ions from the woolen
manufactory of Salem the first wid
ens manufactory of Oregon which
consumes your wool which supplies
y,,r elot hiusr whieli saves io Oregou,
tn it fam,n. i tt"M.i. f.,i.i.
. w 1 w 1.11-
n essential tanrti's lor our use, every
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t" . ,rWA than
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wmi iimuirs.-,pwi tne Hay when we
shall have manufactures of all the
articles of the first necessity, on all
the streanis, ; which make a grand
future of our lovely valley. Other
facts n ml articles will demand the at
tention and ' study of our friends
young and old 4 he man In years.' the
matron your ! daughters, and your
ons. i. :. '.- ;. . v .--. -.
AH thesePxhibitions areTor, a prae-
tical pnrpwe. TTheT are here for voui-
'investigation, i We want you to
ine them and to examine then
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ine them and to examine theui well,
We Want Athat you 'should not only
appreciate the difference in appearance
between .a Cayuse pony anil a thor- hands to give this Society a start 'upon
oughbred horse, but -become; Impressed what I believe will be a glorious
with the necessity; of Inrprovettient in -career. W'e" told them that this had
your stock of horses. We wtit you Ix-en ilone iu all the states, and That It
to understand' that there is as much had operated to. stimulate industry, to
difference ln-jthe value of ; the .scrub", Increase the ' amount of taxable prop
and the - Durham of .Devon sfoer, as erty, and would pay back to the
there Is presented. in, their appearance. treasury a fauudriHl fold for the means
We want you to examine tlie sheep, that thus would I withdrawn from
and make up your own mind ns to
the profit of raising the different vnri-
eties. -We .want you, too. to look well.
to the swine ana satisiy yourselves
whether it would not pay you isMter
to raise this improved skn-k than the
alligator race now seen upon many;
CATTLE AND HOUSE STALLS,
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POULTIiY ISUILDINtJ, OltlXION STATE FATfe. GIIOUNDS.
farms. Wo want you to examine the
fruit; the cereals, Ihe vegetables, ami
see if you can learn aught to benefit
you. We desire yon. farmc-rs. to make
a thorough investigation of the agri
cultural .machinery. Tin- genius of
man has been directed for the last few'
years to the invention of .agricultural
machinery, greatly for your beiietit.
There are-now present many new im
plements worthy of your examina
tion. We want the ladies, too, to look at
all these things, and in ore esjweiaiiy
we want them to look at: tin depart
ments which more particularly belmig
to them. See that butter -that cheese:
How do they r;biikotlie foul libels
that lwive been- iufitetcdujHo Oregon?
We have the elimatogglia ve, the
kiiie, we have the gnisyCwe have
the women who , can bc;il the world
in making butter and ch(fse. Does
any living man doubt t Wis 1 .fact? I-et
them examine the rich giit Wrings in
fh department of farm , products.
We want tin? ladies, too to wriness
the performances of the;;s.?:vpg 'ma
chine; to examine the spckjjncn.s of
fine work and article of hotisehol i
economy, the work of their sisters, on
exhibition. In my judgment t!icre is
much to admire and to learn. And let
me say one word here to the ladies
or rather to the woinem for to 'my
mind ladies is an efl'eminate term; we
must have your countciiaiicc, and your
your presence .at these
state fairs, or they will be well nigh
a failure. I am giao 3011 are here. I
rejoice to see you. It is a grand fea
ture of our exhibition. hope these
state fairs will do nnn-h for you --to-lighten
in some respects, your; toils -to
make you feel your importance 'as
wives and mothers and 'daughters, of
farmers and mechanics. Cod blesj
J'uu women of ..Oregon!
I And now some remark! to the stern-
I ' i'
er sex. This exhibition, too, I rjM-at,
lis for your benefit. It will be a waste
(of money, of time, of 'tcjfl, if it d?s-s
not do you good. When you go to
your homes, may you have learned
much that will lie useful - that ; will
stimulate you in the perform a nee of
your duties upon the farm -that will
give st and pleasure t-) your labors
by the union of mind and, muscle. A
eiouu nas nung over iregon. 1 1 will
. . ;
rise, and with your offyt-ts the jieriotl
will le near when you will enjoy,1 in
the reward of your industry, all' the
blessings that can justly; .belong to us.
I wish here to say , a few words
whieh shall sink ileeii fitio the hcaria
of the farmers and miK-liank-s, and
other.-men inten'sted in agriculture.
noW" 4efore me. ; The great interest
of this- state is agrircuIfuraL The
welfare of all other intiiests deieuls
upon JtS : success. A very large part
of the proerty' of this Jstate lx?!ong8:
to Its farmers. You rariltrw Trr
i moo u. nr- w.vf. 11 is irom your
pockets that the f reasurr a JiJlet. At ;
the Iast session df the- legislature.
. .this- Krxdety auV ilV active friends
asked for a "small ipittanoo from it
it.- We poiuted them to the nctiou
attd results in the; richest and most
1,rofilK,ro!5 agricultural states of this
Union. AVe' called their attention to
.the weakness of " this Society, its
needs, and to the" a.dvnnfages that
OREGON' STATE, FAIU (ilH)LXDS.
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su-h Justice would secure -to oui
uow pie. Their answer wrt-Xo! I
sav to you that :wheuv such men again
seek your suffrages for 'ho legisla
lure answer them, Xo! When nnn
come to you and tell you of your liigii
IHisitioji as American fffrmersXlliat
;.oii a. re the lstue and muscle and
ew of li'c coi ntry, ami solicit yours
M-tcs for seats in the legislature and
will laii pl-.ilge themselves to meas
ures for t.Jfe great intcreslsiif Oregon,
in every Jfi-irm in which they can b.
pieseiiliyl answer Ihcm. .No! Could"
my vtii e on litis subject reach lho
fari"-rs of every mounlaiii and-valley,
bill and 'dale of- Oregon, I would say
to ti cm send men to the legislature
in whom you have faith, who will act '
for your interests - who will icsmiuI
to your reasonable request and to
those thai hesitate, who .pe.ik doubt -itigly.
answer with all the energy of
fleentf"-- JCo!' No!
It 'only r mains for p;o Io li-care
that the-first fair of I he Oregon State
Ag!:ciilf oi-.-'l Society is now open for
the examination of .ill Im ha e fa
ored its with thjr al icudam-e,
WILL FOLLOW Lit VAN,
Toledo. O.. Sept. l-'J.--Mayor .lottos fo-day-.
in a card to the pnlilic. ihiiino
4o stand as a candidate for Congress,'
but ills 1.1 res his hit. -lit ion of suoom-l
ing Dryan for President.
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.GRAND STAND. OltEfJON
NEW STItANCIJIi IX'lIEAVKXS.
.Jary Proctor Writes Aiiout the Latest
There Is a st ranger '.in onr midst."
bit few seem aware of the fact. Yet
this stranger is a most distiiiKuisIied
persona bavinir "- mn'm from tlie
depths of space we know not whence
aud will eventually recede -into the
n'ths of space we know not whit'ier.'
,l w'Pes at present an exaiteu post
tiou overhead, aliouf sven dgreis
-,., t.i-rt t,.i ... i.i...
tint -vine sv.o .t..r,. t n uitU:
nior than the distance Ijetweeu Alpha
f t . . . : . - ? . . ..- 1. 4-i . . - . j - -
v - .; .-' .. ,:M -
, . J tx r. j:.i
ifi 1 - : - . J
ami Feta, the Pointer Un the Creat
i ripper, wurcu are ouiy live-decrees,
apart. ( j
The stranger Is fcnoWu as f !roks
Comet, Is'lug named after its -lis,-ot--vrcr,
and will very Koin;. takt its !,..
part tire, never to tetuni "Hovvj can
we know this"' soum- iuj.v ak. .v
scientist would gravely reply; l.
cause the path of tiie comet is presum
ably paralMtlic," Which nimply n-i:is
tivat the cotnet is-traveling in a pant-'
1m da. or open curve, i haviiiK t-,v(
bnunlios rtivtcl.hig away into ),;,,
ai,t' a "way getting ;furtlter apart. Tlie
shape of this grand -.curve explain
why so mnuy tmcts ooly ap.pcar to
us onceJ The comet approaches alorg
one of flu branches of iie aialla.
whirls around the sun at a te.--:;i.- rati
of sjmshI. and fhen jvtre-its alon.i tn...
other branch,- gradually di" pi ir.ng
in the dot t hs of space. ;
A fciiell used in -fiomhar ling a t iw n
from a listaiic des' r! as u ;
and then slopes down agaii: part
a mighty paialMil.i. So hes a tenuis
ball thrown by the hand. In fact. i v.
cry time a schoolboy throws a ."hall
into the air it describes; a ji.in of t'l.it
iH'atttiful curte kitowu jis a pir-hola,.
making; due allov.uc s for a -(Hvisiin
cerve onvelinics, -given by a sU.illul
player, consisting in throvviag ihe l.;i'i
in such a way that it shall not move iu
a parnliola. ';
iiccognizing the fact that- this is
our only opporl unity Ti.r observing i.i:r
-cI'sti:li Visitor, We slloulil ;)t l--.-i:;f
take an occasional look fit 'X .pro aifng..
we are five foifuuate owners o; .--c-iopci.
or at least lok iu the d, -thin
in which we know it is tt.o-he
foioiil. K lion ing the comet is Mici i.
we 'are unabhf to so it
tmaiited eye. and taking pc.-uli iri-
ilillOW PUICI" I HJil.l '.
ijll w-ll regulated -omei-i. ,.'.
can easily let otfr imagiaattou till ;ir
Frun all accounts this comet is
blighter than . most- 1 small cmic-is
wbfeh deign io visit t he real f King
Sun. atxl it ha beeii .-i'tfracfing con
shier:: b!v attention in tiie a -i roii.iii; al
world ' during the, last fev,- weeks. K
probably has a l"oad from ten io : w -u--ty
thousand uph-s in diameter.' I r a ,
comet with a head les than 1 11 tho'j-,
saiid jmiles in diametci' would stand
little chain c of -isco cry. Act s'i--li a
head, though insignificant, compared.,
with cornet a ry -icads from forty to on--,
hi'iidini! thousand mile:. i la in
i-ou'iiarisoii with our: plain", carta.
is . somen
!iat hjss that.
ho-.i:-and mill's in
dla riii; r.
i ie.V comci now on View niav a
on i view
be the proud owner of a train 'mat y
millions of miles in leijgth. for a corn
el's train is .ldom h-ss than from tne
to ten million miles anil in si";.,. ,-ai-
h::s been Know ii to exc Kd on,; 'i.iiidre h
li'illion miles. Such, a train cm id
trai-h from th" sun tq the cartn and
xtend nearly seven million mil 's l.e
, oui!,, since the sun ii about i.inety
three millions of mil -s; ili.t.:n! fn in
1 h ai-ll.. - . ;
1 icspite.ihe eiiorui'.u- siz- of cornels, ;
their mass is 2pparcHty. insignificant..
Some " l iters have gone so f.ii-i :(s to!
say fieii a comet jirojH-rly's pa'-K- d ;
con'd he catTied about iin a haih ix or
a lean's pocket. whi"Mis a Miinewh it r
extravagant assertion. protestor
otmg tells us that tlie total aniomt
, of matter in a comet of any s'r.e i,ay ;
pi'ohably j-s! hnati'd at .many -fi.il-'
lions of tons. -L-A ; - -
- I ' :
As to the nature of i-Omels we kov:
vtsry little, except that; they are i.nle;
of Ktich llimsy m ilerial that it i pi;s ;
s'ibl-to.-si stars tiiroiigli the d tiM-.t;
part otthe train and -jveu through ih'i'H
licad. 'rbi'.v an comOsed largely oil
gaseous carbon, magnesium and oi,'
I'tc a tid-probably ironj ! hough na ij
not certain. Tlie comtt may be I'timj
posed' ot a swarm of iiieieoric' st 1:1,
Oidelv Ji'fi ira " ' pi!: Whet hiT . flics;-
-.stbttcs- ; re luiiu.v feet ;tn diatoc'ei' :'-
omy sm.-Mj part K-i'.'.-s ov;i:m: no one 1 ail
1 i'i-i strange waiineKers. liiroog. I
space rush along at a Ira I Afar ecicii
iiig tin- .-Uiivl of a .cjjunoii Hall,' tn i
speed iii' iViising as iiu; com.'f m hirH
arounrl the sun. hut gradually (hcreai
ing as it iccedes I roiii its mighbort
hood, until, as it withdraws into tii
depths of space, if apparently creeps
along as though worn! out. by its fear-,
fid journey. ' As it recedes it Ix-ops .
more and more indistinct. .until it gi ts
lioyond! tiie reach cvh of lie- largest,,
telescopes in the world. T&is is what!
is actually taking jilcc yiiih regard!
to the' co'iu't which is at pl-.seiit at-!
tracijng our attPiitioii. so Awe sluurld
avail?, ourselves of .evei-y oioorf miii.v
fii observe our rapidlyf vauMiiug guest,
especially as' w- csa never .see it
BTATK FAIU C HOUNDS.
again. ; ...
I'rofcssjr W. P.. T?iootr.. of tlpncvrt.
N. ' Y.. has lMen particularly u-cssfwl'.
hf comef hunting, ind ha 'nlreaffy
found twenty or more of 'these f I" f
tial wanderers. I
CASTOR 1 A
- For Infants and Children.
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