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The Falling Meteors

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The approacliing shower of shooting stars, whieh is expected to occur Nov. 14, is causing considerable interest. Many of the older people are talkiug of their experiences in 1833, wheu the greatest shower of the century occurred. Jnoh Koch, of the Second ward, says : "I came to this country in 1831. Ou November 1, 1833, I was workiilg for the late John Geddes, in his saw-mill at Geddes. We were in the habit of getting up in the morning at 3 :30 or 4 o'clock. I recollect that morning very well. We did not kuow what to make of the phenomena. I thought the end of the world had come. It was a wonderful sight. ' ' James D. Allison, of Pittsfield, came to the country with his parents in 1831. He was a boy seven years old at the time of the star shower in 1833. He reoollects the night very well. A neighbor who was drawing a load of wheat to Detroit, when passing their house, awakened the family. He got up with his parents to see the great sight. The heavens were filled with luminous stars. They seemed to be shooting in a slanting difection without striking the earth. No oue seemed to know what to make of it. The general impression seems to indicate that the shower this year will be greater than in 18(5(5. It will be watched with great curiosity.