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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETH3RIDGE DAILY HERALD, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 1909 SOME YOU CAN FT GRAND PRIZE SECOND GRAND PRIZE Personally Conducted WINTER TOUR in Cash THIRD GRAND PRIZE 25- toot Ltts IN PARKDALE (Lots 5 and 6 Block S.) Purchased of Sktith a Gourlaj Angelas Player Piano Prizes for District No. 1 CITY OF LETHBRIDCE One Diamond Ring One Cold Watch One Morris Chair One Ladies1 Desk One Suit Case One Silk Umbrella The prizes offered "by The Herald represent nothing but i the best. Call at the Contest Department anil get information htw to win one of these valuable awards. Prizes for District No. 2 ALL TERRITORY OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDCE One Diamond Ring One Cold Watch One Morris Chair One Ladies' Desk One Suit Case One Silk Umbrella SEND IN THIS NOMINATION BLANK NOMINATION BLANK GOOD FOR 1000 VOTES ONLY ONE BLANK ACCEPTED FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE 1 nominate......................................... Address as a candidate in THE LETHBRIDGK HERALD Prize Voting Contest. Slimed Address Cut out tins blank, send it to The Herald with your name, or the name and address ol your iavority candidate. The names of making nominations will not divulged if so requested. Always Room at the Top A number of good localities urss'epirQsented sn the published list of candi- dates. If you don't enter you lose for a certainly; if do, win the Gourlay Angeius Piayer-Piano. INFORMATION Manager, Bryan Block Trie Let-hbridge Herald, Leth bridge, A Ha. Please give me detailed information concerning TELELHEH- ALD'S PRIZE CONTEST, and the method to be pursued to win one of thf many valuable prizes. Name Address Cut this out and send TO THE HERALD. i Halley's Comet Now Coming Back Through the Centuries HALLEY'S PREDICTION OF ITS COMET '240 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST-UNBROKEN DATES SINCE 106G A. LUCKY GUESS. (Copyright, 1909, by Frederic i stupendous object, much less that it Campbell, Sc. D., President of the j came into being or first visited this Department of Astronomy, Brooklyn' part oi> the universe in his day. Hal- Institute.) ley saw the comet in 1682, and he Hallcy's comet spends a very small j died in 1742' iater' and fraction of its time within human j sixteen years before the comet s next view. If it be one of the triumphs of i appearance. But the comet was an modern astronomy that it has ac-1 old affair when he looked upon it curately traced its, course throughout; and successiully solved, the its complete round of seventy-five problem of its identity with a num- years, it is little less of. an achieve- I bcr of historical comets, and the ment to follow it back through the i periodical character of its returns to our sky. it had been making its round I certain. Once within our confines it was captured, as is supposed, by I Neptune, our most distant known i planet, and its speed became so re- centuries to the Christian era. times before the of space for ages. It must not be thought, from the i That the comet originally entered name that it bears that Sir Edmund j our solar system from distant re- Halley was the lirst ever, lo see this gions of the universe is practically BIG BARGAINS ALL THIS WEEK BED LOUNGES, Regular for OILCLOTH .45c for 30c DINING CHAIRS for ROCKERS for RANGES, STOVES and HEATERS at 35 per cent, off. Come and see us and yon will find ns the cheapest Store- in the City. _ -_ i I. i The Golden West Furniture Co. OPPOSITE THE HERALD OFFICE (iuci-d that it was compelled to adopt t the elliptical form of orbit wh'ich it i now travels. Now, when this hap- i pened no one can know or guess. It i may have been within the history of J mankind, or ages before. All we know is that the comet, like the i i i moon, is here, and thai it has been i I here for a long time. Some of the greatest discoveries I have grown out of what are called "lucky guesses." Halley had a; j strong suspicion that the great j comet of HJS2 was no stranger. He i was familiar with the fact that re- markablc comets had been seen in i 1531 and 1607 and here were two j 'intervals of so nearly seventy-five years each That, he wondered whether these three were not one and the I same comet returning with a certain i regularity. His suspicion was con- j verted to conviction, when he exam- j ined the courses of these three and i found them to fit into each other so i nicely that it was impossible any -longer to believe that there were i three they were really one and the same. It is strange that he did not go back still further to 1456, whose j comet so shook Europe with terror j and dismay, for here was the same j interval, and he could not be ignor- I ant of that visitation.! He might also easily have included the- famous comet I j of 1066 in his survey but it seems j j that he did not. But in the three. 'dates, of 1531, 1607 and 1682 he felt that he had sufficient data to war- rant a prediction and this he now ventured upon namely, that in the year 175S there would be a fresh visit of a comet already seen at least j I three times and so interested was he in the result of his prophecy, and so confident that he could not live to {witness it. that he frankly expressed hope that the world would rccog- ni7.c that it was an Englishman made the prediction. Halley had been resting in his grave for sixteen years, and astron- omers all over Europe were watching for the return of the comet, when a Saxony farmer, G-eorge Palitsch by name, having a love of the stars and a small telescope, became the Dr. Cook to steal the prize for the toil- ing Pearys of his day, and sighted the monster on its return trip. It was on Christmas night of the year 1758, and henceforth this was Hal- ley's comet for he had made himself and the visitant famous by a first successful prediction of the return of a periodical comet. "IT SEEMED LIKE THBOW1N6JIONEY AWAY Until 1 Tried Gin Pills." Mr. was completely dis- heartened. He had suffered long with his Kidneys, and spent so much money on doctors without relief, that he oad made up his mind he could Sot be cured. Then, he chanced to read about the wonderful cures by Gin Pills, the great Kidney Remedy, -and sent for a sample. The pills did him so much good that he immediately bought two full size boxes. And these two boxes of Gin Pills made him feel like another man. But let Mr, Fitzgerald tell his own story of a really remarkable cure. Provincial Asylum, Orillk June ISth. I have much pleasure in stating the Sample, which you sent me, led me to buy two boxes of Gin Pills from a local drug- gist. They are the best remedy for Uric Acid Trouble that I have ever tried. I must say that before using Gin Pills, I had undergone a long and expensive course of treatment by eminent special- ists of Chicago. They did me no it seemed like throwing money away. I still keep a box of Gin Pills hand and take one occasionally. I am pleased to rcC-orumend them ana bear testimony to their efficacy. P. FITZGERALD. After reading j.uch a letter at this, you simply can't doubt the value of Gin Pills in cases of Kidney and Bladder Trouble, If you are a sufferer, write the National Drug Chemical Co. Dcpt.AD Toronto, for a free sample'of Gin Pills and try them at our expense. After you have seen for yourselr just what Gia Pills wifl do, buy the full size box at your remember that GItt KEfc MC foUL with a positive a or Money refunded. Jf We 'have mentioned the fact that Halley strangely overlooked other dates that he might have included in his series, and that the comet has been traced back to the times before Christ. The gaps are not all filled in j the earlier dates but this is doubt- j j less due to the want of records in an j unscientific age. Beginning, however. I with A.D. 1066, not a date is miss- ing, although, owing to the disturb- j ing influences of the planets passed by the comet in corning and- going, the intervals differ from to 79 years. The earliest date which we possess is B.C. 240. Our-next date if 600 i years A.D. 458. Then comes 760. Now -we come to an un- broken series, beginning with 1066, the date of the Norman invasion of HOLBROOK'S Adds a delicious zest and piquancy to SOUPS, FISH, IVSEATS, POULTRY, GAME. MADE AND BOTTLED IN ENCLAMD-------SOLD BY ALL GROCERS ten, was again on exhibition. Fol- lowing that it was seen in the years 1607, 1682, when Halley viewed it: 1759, when it returned, according to Bailey's prediction, and 1835, when the glory and splendor will be in year 1910, now close at hand. Such is the history of this famous comet. We may say that it will next appear about 10S5, and some few England under William the Con- j it was last seen, and by some few children who see it now will again queror, when, the comet was supposed i who survive and are about straining i sec it in that year. So far as we to be the symbol of his all-conquer-' their old eyes to see it again. Now, j know, at intervals of about seventy- ing sword, and the people stood i this year 1900, it has just been j five years, Halley's comet will con- aghast at the celestial spectacle. The J freshly sighted, and, before the year j tinue to be the wonder of earthly comet repeated its visits in 1145, 12-v expires we all hope to see it with i spectators till time shall be no more. 22, 1301, 1378 and 1456. 'j the naked eye. But the months of its j FREDERIC CAMPBELL. It probably never produced consternation as in the latter No one imagined that this was mere-! T ly the return of an old visitor, abso- J 4- lutely no more strange than 1 turn of new moon each month the planet Mars to opposition ever two years. The popular mind already in a ferment. The had taken Constantinople and threatening to overrun Europe, everything seemed ripe for tion, when the comet put in an pearance, confirming all fears, seemingly depriving men of little' wit they had k-ft. It then that, according; to trad Pope Calixtus issu-ed his famous against the Turks, the devil and comet. He at least order prayers to be said and the bells to be rung at noon, w tice continues to this day. by the sightly apparition which durr-d for months, the people poured their wealth at the feet of the church imnlorine; petitions that might save the world from its doom. Tn 1531, the comet, almost forgot- mere-! abso-he or of ever i Turks' i and j SHOES in was, s bull ir o_iXXOJ.AVyj-.vj j 3 the EVERY DESCRIPTION GO TO ntircn r i oured hurch caven T BAY COMPANY j M-j- 1 t- in r, 26 at tf at ,11 at e- re y- itt ;