Anne Sewell Young (1871-1961)

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Anne Sewell Young (1871-1961) - IN THE PATH OF THE SUN'S ECLIPSE. -o-e- Camps...
IN THE PATH OF THE SUN'S ECLIPSE. -o-e- Camps of Many Scientific Expeditions Dot the Line of Totality, Only 54 Miles Wide. pun and moon are thrown Into th tuhe by means of a mirror, operated by delicate clock worn. A telescope, 88 feet Id length, will be pointed directly at tne sun and win also oe used for taking photographs of its outer atmospnere. Four teleseopea-two 11 feet and two 3 reet in length will be used to pnotoyrapn. If possible any planets that may exist between Mars and the sun. A large telescope for visual observations Has been erected also. S Two Professors Will Report Their Observations forthe Post-Dispatch Nothing But Cloudy Weather Stands in the Way of Success. MISS WHITNEY. PROF. MARY W. WHITNEY. Miss Mary W. Whitney. A. M.. professor of astronomy and director of the observatory at Vasear College, baa consented to report for tbe readers of the Post-Dispatch tlie result of observations that she will make of the solar eclipse from Wadesboro, N. C. Prof. Whitney has Just taken the degree of Ph. D. at Columbia University. Prof. Whitney Is a New England woman, a native of Woltham, Mass., who entered Vaa-sar College In one of Its earliest classes, graduating 1p the class of 1868. She studied astrorv my under the celebrated Maria Mitchell, who was Vassar'a first professor in that depart ment. On leaving Vassar, Miss Whitney resolved to make the study of astronomy her life work. She studied aoder the late Prof. Benjamin Pierce at Harvard and Prof. SaSTord at Williams College and pursued a course of two years at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. By Anna Sewell Young, Professor Astronomy at Mount Holyoke College, and a Special Post-Dispatch Reporter. By Telegraph to Editor. WINTON, N. C. May 28. Our party arrived at Wlnton late yesterday, but were prevented by rain from making any preparations for work until this morning. It seems an excellent location for making eclipse observations. A party from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., is already here, having selected a cite near the river. We have chosen for our telescope a mall field near Wlnton Academy, which commands a good view of the Eastern horizon, and have secured the assistance of three competent young; women of the village. There have been frequent showers during the past 48 hours, but there are signs of clearing and we hope for clear skies by Monday. ANNA SEWELL, YOUNG. IN NORTH CAROLINA. Special to the Post-Dlspatcb. PIN EH URS T, N. C, May 26. Nothing but cloudy weather will prevent the most successful work on the part of scientists and astronomers here in photographing and recording the eclipse. It will laet only 1 seconds here, but there have been daily drills or rehearsals with the Instruments, so as to make the most of the opportunity. Every variety of instrument to In place, each with its special building. The prin-'9'l,al Instruments are the photo-heliograph, tne huge astronomical telescopes, tne astronomical TO THE POST -DISPATCH. The total eclipse of the sun, wnlch will be reported for the Post-Dispatch by Prof. Anne Sewell Young erf Mount Holycke College. South Had-ley, Mass., one of the foremost woman astronomers of the time. Prof. Young will make her observations at Wlnt-jkn, N. C, assisted by Miss Mary E. Byrd of Smith College, and will at once wire a special dispatch for the benefit of the Post-Dispatch's readers. She will act In conjunction with Prof. Mary W. Whitney, Vassar's astronomical expert, who will make her observations at Wadesboro, N. C. Prof. Young Is a niece of Prof. C. A. Young of Princeton, University and daughter of a Congregational minister living in Chicago. She was graduated from Oarleton College, Northfleld, Minn., in 1S92, where Goodsell Observatory ranks as one of the best In the world. There Prof. Young became Inspired with the beauties of astronomy, as taught by Profs. W. C Wilson and W. W. Payne. For three years after her graduation Prof. Young taught astronomy an1 mathematics at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash. Then she returned to GocaJsell Observatory for a further course in the science. In 1897 she received the degree of master of science, end, In 1893, was made head of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College, where she has made a pronounced success, both In teaching and In practical demonstrations. ON LITTLE MOUNTAIN. Special to tbe Post-Dispatch. COLUMBIA. S. C. May 26. As the day for the eclipse draws near tbe greatest In terest Is being manifested by those living In or near the path of totality. Railroads will run excursions to points of vantage. The negFoes look upon the eclipse as something almost supernatural and not to be lightly discussed. It will be alluded to by the preachers to-morrow as a warning- against the time when the sun will go out forever. in tne black district the preachers will announce that the churches will remain open until 12 o'clock Monday and that they will lead in prayer during the eclipse. Besides the observations to be made In this state bv 30 observers for the United States Weather Bureau, there will be two stations where scientists from the South Carolina College and the University of Vlr- ein.a win watcn tne pnenomenon, on Little Mountain. 600 feet high. The station of the University of Virginia Is in Fairfield County. 30 miles north of LOCAL TREATMENT For Catarrh Is a Failura. Local applications for catarrh, if they accomplish anything at all, simply give temporary relief; a wash, lotion, salve or powder cannot reach the real cause of the disease, which is in the blood. Catarrhal poison is discharged from the blood through the mucous mem

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 26 May 1900, Sat,
  3. Page 11

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