Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

PHENOMENA ON THF WEST COAST

A • Wettland correspondent of the 11 Press " sends tbe following particulars of two remarkable phenomenal whioh transpired there reoently. He lays :— " On Sunday last, at midnight, I observed the falling of the largest meteor it hat been my lot to witness. The meteor m qneitlon appeared to be tbe sfia of tbe mooD, and it fell a mile or 10 from the vloinlty of Kelly Greek, and so great was its illuminating power that I obbld diatinotly perceive objects up the valley for • very considerable distance ; m faot one would have thought that a powerful eleotrio light had been brought Into requisition. Strange as this phenomenon Appeared, rsj ocourrenoe of a more startling nature happened on th*» following afternoon, (Peb- j ruary4.) From the direotlon of Mom ft j Howie, whlph is situated opposite 01 Donnell's scoommodatlon bouse, some fire miles distant from Kelly Greek, .* huge volume of blaok smoke borat forth, havtog every appearanoe of being emitted from a volcano. I might mention that at the time of the recent heavy earthquakes the mountains around here were very much shaken. It appears that I was not the only one who saw tbe peculiarity at Mount Howie, as Uta m the afternoon I enoountered two swaggers who were tramping it, and they were so muoh concerned at what they had seen that they made traoks back again to Hokltlka, fearing an I eruption. "^

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18890213.2.22

Bibliographic details

PHENOMENA ON THF WEST COAST, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2062, 13 February 1889

Word Count
238

PHENOMENA ON THF WEST COAST Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2062, 13 February 1889

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working