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Strange meteor.

--A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press, writing from Millersburg, Ohio, says:

‘ "A tremendous meteor" passed over here last night, (December 8,) at 7 o'clock. I was coming in from Middletown to Millersburg, (the latter being some four miles north of the former.) The night was cloudy and quite dark. Suddenly it seemed as if a mighty lantern had been let down through the clouds, and gradually drawn back. The light was intensely bright, with a mellow golden appearance and lustre, and lasted about ten seconds. A feeling of external heat passed over my body while it lasted, much such a sensation as that felt when passing over the register of a hot-air furnace, only the heat was from above instead of from below. The clouds seemed melted to a red-hot heat, and I confess I was slightly "skeet," and hardly knew for a little while that I was not ‘"Saul of Tars us."’ It exploded about five minutes after, with a loud report.

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