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to Carrizo Creek, we observed a luminous appearance in the heavens resembling a comet, extending two-thirds across the heavens, its nucleus near the horizon toward the northwest. The general and I were riding together when we first observed it. He remarked that it was not strange that we should see sights and portents in the heavens, making playful allusion to events in old Rome. A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, (Were) stars with trains of fire and dews of blood And even the like precurse of fierce events, As harbingers preceding still the fates, And prologue to the omen coming on, Have heaven and earth together demonstrated, Unto our climatures and countrymen. Hamlet, Act I, Scene 1. Its appearance was so sudden that I am sure that there was not a man in the party upon whom it did not make an impression. Captain Gift says: At Blue Water we were met by two citizens of Tucson, who cam