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ANOTHER COMET COMING

(Buffalo Courier) Dateline...Feb. 28, 1872

What’s next? As if the terrors of earthquakes, volcanos and tidal waves, as well as the threatened winding up of all sublunary things through the process predicted by the Millerites, were not enough to keep our sensitive nerves unstrung, now comes one of those ever searching European astronomers, and claims to have discovered a new comet more gigantic than any heretofore observed, which, with incredible velocity, is heading for this unfortunate world and will arrive on the 12th day of next August. Its advent will first be manifest by the unusual heat that it will produce on this planet. The comet will come in a very bad time of year for this latitude, for we ordinarily have it quite hot enough about the 12th of August, without the assistance of any firery comet headed toward us.

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However, we have now received timely warning, and may devise some measures of escape in the intervening six months. We trust this astronomer, whose name is given as M. Plantamour, of Switzerland, will keep the world advised of the approach of this anticipated visitor, and if its dimensions are such to knock our little globe out of gearing, endeavor to have some means adopted to veer it off a point or two, and let it go alongside that we may have a better view of it.

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