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1883 // Body of Mrs. W.I. Peters, Frankfort, Ind / See Dec. 22, 1888. [B; 414. See: See: 1888 Dec 22, (B; 993).]


1883 // Tingwick, Mass. / Josephine Bedard / Fasting girl / See Ap 20, 1889. [B; 415. See: 1889 Ap. 20, (B; 1024).]


1883 // Killing by lightning up from ground, in Venezuela / Nature 31/458. [B; 416. Ernst, A. "Injuries caused by Lightning in Venezuela." Nature, 31 (March 19, 1885): 458-459.]


1883 // Period of "Krao" / a human monkey family / See Nature, 1883. [B; 417. Keane, Augustus Henry. "Krao, The Human Monkey." Nature, 27 (January 11, 1883): 245-246. "Krao." Nature, 27 (April 19, 1883): 579-580.]


1883 // Ghst lantern / Amsterdam / See Ap 29, 1897. [B; 418. See: 1897 Ap 29, (C; 346).]


1883 // 2 Questions / Oakland, Ind, and near Oakland, Cal / same kind of phe / Sept 2, 1886 / (mistake?). [B; 419. See: 1886 Sept 2, (VI; 771).]


1883 // Particulars of Alaskan Auroras / Ref 1881 //. [V; 1071. Refer to: 1881, (V; 425). Ray, Patrick Henry. Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, 361-441, at 410-441.]


1883 // Newspapers / Have London Daily News, to May 20. [V; 1072.]


1883 [Jan 1] / Dec 31 / Jan 27 // Harper's Weekly of Jan 27, 1883 / Shower of mud reported from California. [V; 1073. “Waifs and Strays.” Harper's Weekly, 27 (January 27, 1883): 55. “A shower of mud is reported from California. There being no political campaign in progress there, the occurrence is mentioned as a phenomenon.” “Injured by a Fall—Shower of Mud.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 7. “A shower of mud fell in this section yesterday afternoon, covering everything with a light coating of gray sandy mud. As the atmosphere has been perfectly quiet for weeks, it is hard to determine where the sand came from.” The dispatch from Fresno, (on January 2), indicates the shower occurred on January 1, (Monday). “Miscellaneous Notes.” Los Angeles Herald, January 5, 1883, p. 4 c. 2. “A shower of mud fell in and near Fresno Monday afternoon, covering everything with a light coating of gray sandy mud. A sand storm at Bakersfield from Sunday night until Monday morning. The railroad track was obstructed and the air so thick that it was impossible to see more than thirty feet ahead.”]


1883 // D. News / To Sept. [V; 1074.]


1883 // All sunspots 1883-86 / L'Astro 7-126, etc. [V; 1075. “Taches solaires visibles à œil nu.” Astronomie, 7 (1888): 123-133.]


[1883 /] 1885 Jan / Pelham. N. Hampshire / metallic granules after thunder storm / Sc Am. [V; 2102. “Meteoric Dust.” Scientific American, n.s, 52 (February 7, 1885): 83. “Meteoric Dust.” Popular Science News, 17 (July 1883): 84. “A metallic substance in powder or small granules has been sent to the Science News laboratory for examination. It proves to be meteoric dust, largely composed of iron, nickel, and silica. Dr. Batchelder, of Pelham, N. H., who sent the specimen, states that he collected the dust on the walk in front of his house after a smart thunder shower. It is probable that large quantities of this material fall upon the earth, but remain unnoticed. Much of the iron found in soils is due to precipitation from the interstellar spaces, the particles becoming entangled in our atmosphere.”]


1883 Jan 1 / Explosion in a kitchen in Montreal—thought stove in some way exploded. / Toronto Globe 2-2-1. [B; 420. “Montreal.” Toronto Globe, January 2, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.]


1883 Jan. 1 / Louise Hamlin in the dwelling of Mrs Ascher, Montreal, killed by the explosion of the kitchen stove—caused by the water in the pipes frozen the night before and the sudden heating of the stove. / Quebec Daily Mercury of 2nd. [B; 421.1, 421.2. "From Montreal This Evening."Quebec Mercury, January 2, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Jan 1 / (Ref) / Maine and Nova Scotia / q / 2:58 a.m. / 8:28 / one on preceding day / Am J. Sci 3-27-358. [V; 1078. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 12.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 25 (1883): 353-360, at 360. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 358.]


1883 Jan 1 / night Dec 31-Jan 1 / Rockland, Maine / q followed 2 hours later by "a tempest of thunder and lightning". / Toronto Globe 2-1-6. [V; 1079. “Shock of Earthquake.” Toronto Globe, January 2, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 Jan. 1 / Dec. 31 // ab. 10 p.m. in St John, B.M. / Daily Telegraph of it is said. Says flashes in the sky, writer supposed were lightning. Comments that lighting in Dec. in N.B. is a rarity. [V; 1080. (London Daily Telegraph, ca. January 1883; not found.) “Dominion of Canada.” Scotsman, January 23, 1883, p. 6 c. 6-7. “At St. John, New Brunswick, the shock was very strong; a rumbling noise and two flashes of lightning, or brilliant meteors, attended it.”]


1883 Dec 31-Jan. 1 / Series // H = Halifax Citizen, Jan. 4 // H / 9:40 p.m.—a brilliant meteor at Taunton, Mass. // 9:55 p.m.—q., Eastport, Me // 9:45—shock, Dover, N.. / H // ab 10, q., met— // bet 10 and 11, q., met, Halifax / See E Concord. // 12—Rockland phe // 2:58 a.m. / 8:28 / qs / Am. J. Sci 3/27/358. [V; 1081.1, 1081.2. (Halifax Citizen, January 4, 1883.) Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 358.]


1883 Jan. 1 / At Halifax bet 10 and 11 p.m. the shock was slight. The sound was like that of distant artillery. / Halifax Citizen, Jan. 2 // 3-3-2 / That at sea q felt and a flash of light was seen. [V; 1082. (Halifax Citizen, January 2, 1883.) (Halifax Citizen, January 3, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.)]


1883 Jan 1 / Dec 31, night // q-phe // At St John, New Brunswick, rumbling sound with the q. Flashes of lightning or "the explosion of two brilliant meteors.” / Toronto Globe 3-2-4. [V; 1083. “The Earthquake.” Toronto Globe, January 3, 1883, p. 2 c. 4.]


1883 Jan 1 / Dec 31 at 10:07 p.m. and 10:43 at Halifax / Toronto Globe 3-2-4. [V; 1084. “Sunday's Earthquake.” Toronto Globe, January 3, 1883, p. 2 c. 4.]


1883 (Jan 1) / Series / Dec 31 / ac to Halifax Citizen, Jan. 4 / 9:40 p.m.—a brilliant meteor at Taunton, Mass / 9:45, shock, Dover, N.H. / At 10:25 a meteor of remarkable size and brilliance at East Concord, N.H. Ball of fire that exploded like a rocket, though without noise. Rooms of houses brilliantly illuminated by it. [V; 1085.1, 1085.2. (Halifax Citizen, January 4, 1883.)]


1883 Jan 2, etc. / Floods / Europe / Symons Met 17-178, etc. [V; 1076. “The Recent Floods in Western Europe." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 17 (January 1883): 177-183.]


[1883 Jan 3. Wrong date. See: 1883 June 3, (V; 1077).]


1883 Jan. 3 / Ab. 7 p.m.—Central Indiana / large meteor / Sid. Mes 2-8. [V; 1086. Kirkwood, Daniel. “A Large Meteor.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (March 1883): 8-10.]


1883 Jan 3 / 6:45 p.m. / Great met / Ind, Ill, Wis / dark red light remaining several minutes from places started / Sun 5-1-2 // M.W.R. '07-391 / met train. [V; 1087. “Brilliant Meteor Seen in Chicago.” New York Sun, January 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. Trowbridge, C.C. "On Atmospheric Currents at Very Great Altitudes." Monthly Weather Review, 35 (September 1907): 390-397, at 391, (Table 5).]


1883 Jan 4 / [LT], 7-f / Explosion / fireworks / near Castellamare. [B; 422. “Southern Italy.” London Times, January 4, 1883, p. 7 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 5 / [LT], 4-e / Explosion / Lea Bridge Road. [B; 423. "Fires." London Times, January 5, 1883, p. 4 c. 5.]


1883 Jan. 5 / night / Slight q. / Belleville, Canada / Toronto Globe 8-3-2. [V; 1088. “Belleville.” Toronto Globe, January 8, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Jan 5 / Floods / Germany and Austria / Daily News, Feb. 6. [V; 1089. “The letter which we publish this morning from our Vienna correspondent....” London Daily News, January 9, 1883, p. 4 c. 7 & p. 5 c. 1. “Disastrous Floods in the United States.” London Daily News, February 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 5 / Another kitchen range explodes, Montreal. / Toronto Globe 6-3-2. [B; 431. “Montreal.” Toronto Globe, January 6, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Jan 6 / Water-back of a kitchen range explodes in a house, Church Street, Halifax. / Halifax Citizen 6-3-1. [B; 432. (Halifax Citizen, January 6, 1883, p. 3 c. 1.)]


1883 Jan 6 / bet 2 and 3 a.m. / q / n. Ohio / Ref., Jan 1. [V; 1090. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 358.]


1883 Jan 8 / Epidemic / Montreal Gazette of / Several thousand persons in Binghampton, N.Y., stricken with unknown disease. Nausea, lassitude, pains. [B; 433. “A New Epidemic.” Montreal Gazette, January 8, 1883, p. 8 c. 3. “A remarkable epidemic disease is prevailing here. There is said to be 2,000 cases, but none so far are fatal. Fifteen persons in one manufactory were stricken down in a single day. Travellers and visitors in the city have been attacked almost as soon as they arrived. The first symptoms are nausea and lassitude, followed by exhaustion, headache and pains in the back. It has been attributed to the impurity of the city water, but this theory does not seem correct, as persons who live outside of the city have been attacked.”]


1883 Jan 8 / Daily News of / Catastrophic floods along the Rhone worst in 100 years. / But seems came from sudden thaw. [V; 1091. “The Floods on the Continent.” London Daily News, January 8, 1883, p. 6 c. 5.]


1883 Jan 10 / Comet of Sept still visible to n.e. in Brazil / Knowledge 3/122. [V; 1092. “The Great Comet―Magnetic Storm.” Knowledge, o.s, 3 (February 23, 1883): 122. Comet C/1882 R1.]


1883 Jan 11 / [LT], 6-f / Explosion / Dunfermline. [B; 424. "Explosion in a Church." London Times, January 11, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 11 / Severe q's., Murcia, Spain / L.T. 15-6-a / and on 16th—LT, 17th / LT, Feb 7 / These shocks small damage reported up to Feb 6th. / Back to Oct—ab. 12th. [V; 1093. “Earthquakes in Spain.” London Times, January 15, 1883, p. 6 c. 1. “Earthquakes in Spain.” London Times, January 17, 1883, p. 5 c. 6. “Spain.” London Times, February 7, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1882 Oct 13, (V; 984).]


1883 Jan 11 / bet 1 and 2 a.m. / along Miss and Ohio / Mo., Tenn, Ill. / [earthquakes] / Ref, Jan 1 / See Oct 14-15, 1882. / 1:25 a.m., Cairo, Ill / N.Y. Times 12-8-4 / See M.W.R., Jan. [V; 1094. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 358-359. “Cairo, Ill., Jan. 11.” New York Times, January 12, 1883, p. 8 c. 4. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 1; January 1883): 21-23, at 22. See: 1882 Oct 14-15, (V; 986).]


1883 Jan 11 / L.T., 11-c / Aurora in Shetlands. [V; 1095. “Aurora Borealis in the Shetlands.” London Times, January 11, 1883, p. 11 c. 3.]


[1883 Jan 11 /] 1883 Feb 11 / [LT], 11-c / Aurora / Shetlands. [V; 1129. “Aurora Borealis in the Shetlands.” London Times, January 11, 1883, p. 11 c. 3.]


1883 Jan. 13 / [LT], 6-a / Explosion / fog signals. [B; 425. "The Late Fatal Explosion at Greenwich." London Times, January 13, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.]


1883 Jan 13 / Great floods in Hungary / D. News, 15th. [V; 1096. “The Floods in Hungary.” London Daily News, January 15, 1883, p. 6 c. 3.]


1883 Jan 14 / Trib, 4-1 / Ghost. [B; 434.1. “Mr. Heaphy's Ghost.” New York Tribune, January 14, 1883, p. 4 c. 1-5. “Four Stories.” All the Year Round, 5 (September 14, 1861): 589-600, at 589-593. “Mr. H.'s Own Narrative.” All the Year Round, 6 (October 5, 1861): 36-43. Heaphy, Eliza Bradstreet. A Wonderful Ghost Story Being Mr. H.'s Own Narrative. London: Griffith & Farran, 1882. Mr. Heaphy's Ghost. Chicago: Religio-Philosophical Journal, 1883. Guy, William Augustus. “The Narrative of Mr. H., the Portrait-painter, Analysed and Critically Examined.” Journal of Mental Science, n.s., 31 (July 1885): 151-174. Thomas Frank Heaphy, (1813-1873), identified himself to Charles Dickens as the painter in one of the “Four Stories” and furnished his own version of his three encounters with a young woman, (on a railway journey, as a guest at dinner, and at his London studio), and with her family, (who hoped to obtain a portrait of her); and, only by having encountered the woman on these occasions, (unaware of her identity, apparently a living person, but unseen by others), Heaphy produced two sketches and a portrait of the deceased daughter. Guy asked: “May there not also be some old inhabitant or inhabitants of the Close at Lichfield who can say whether, somewhere about the year 1858 (27 years ago) there was living in the Cathedral Close a gentleman of the name of Lute, who had, at or about that time, a daughter aged 22 deceased and a daughter aged about 15 living, and who was for a while, after the decease of his daughter, in a state of derangement from which he recovered?” No “Lute” was found in the 1851 and 1861 census records nor in the death and burial records, (from 1855 to 1860), for Staffordshire; but, the name “Lute” was probably a fictitious name to conceal the family's real identity, (as other names and places were concealed in Heaphy's story, including Heaphy's own name until after his own death).]


1883 Jan 14 / ab. noon // 17 / bet 5 and 6 a.m. /// Slight shocks at Panama / L.T. 13-11-e. [V; 1097. “Earthquake Shocks.” London Times, February 13, 1883, p. 11 c. 5.]


1883 Jan 15 / L.T., 6-e / Sea quake. [V; 1098. “A Seaquake.” London Times, January 15, 1883, p. 6 c. 5.]


1883 Jan 15 / Large n. eye Sunspot / L.T. 17-7-e. [V; 1099. Hodges, Sydney. “Sun Spots.” London Times, January 17, 1883, p. 7 c. 5.]


1883 / ab Jan 15 // Valley of Faverges, Savoy, Switzerland / loud detonations and landslip down side of a mountain / Daily News 18-5-5. [V; 1100. “Landslip in Savoy.” London Daily News, January 18, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. The Valley of Faverges, (Haute-Savoie), is located in France, near the Swiss border.]


1883 Jan 16 / 11 shocks at Archena (Murcia), Spain, bet 3 and 6 a.m. / Daily News 17-6-1. [V; 1101. “Earthquakes in Spain.” London Daily News, January 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.]


1883 Jan 16 / 22 shocks Murcia. / D. News 18-6-5 / on 17th some. [V; 1102. “The Earthquakes in Spain.” London Daily News, January 18, 1883, p. 6 c. 5.]


1883 Jan 16 / Also see Jan. 11. / 5 p.m. / Slight shock and rushing sound / Monmouth, Wales / L.T. 17-9-e. [V; 1103. “Earthquake in Wales.” London Times, January 17, 1883, p. 9 c. 5.]


1883 Jan 16 / 5 p.m.—Clifton / 9:09 a.m., Hastings / qs / Nature 27-293 /// Psychos [note cut off]. [V; 1104. “Earthquakes.” Nature, 27 (January 25, 1883): 293.]


1883 Jan 17 / Scar. D. Post / First news of the phe, home of Mr and Mrs. James Edmond, 2 St. Hilda's-terrace, Prospect road—knocks, usually in the evening, from half a dozen to 40 or 50. Began ab 1st of Jan. In D. Post, advertisement signed by Chief Constable Pattison that Mr Edmond would pay 5 pounds reward for information leading to detection of causes, of the "great percussive noises. Day after day this advertisement in the Post, but only a few brief paragraphs in the Post upon the phe. Phe mentioned and no more of the water pipe. / Post of 19th—said that been another inexplicable incident. The body of a new-born infant had been sent to a firm of dyers at Perth, by train, and had been traced to Scarborough. [B; 434.2 to 434.5. (Scarborough Daily Post, January 17, 1883; not at BNA.) (Scarborough Daily Post, January 19, 1883; not at BNA.) “Playing the Ghost.” York Herald, January 18, 1883, p. 3 c. 4. ]


1883 Jan 17 / Rappings at Scarborough, so loud disturbed a whole neighborhood and thought be firing of dynamite—ac to the advertisement. [B; 434.10. (Ref???)]


1883 (Jan) / March 16 / Scarborough Weekly Post of—said that the "mystery" of the supposed phenomena at the home of Mr. Edmond, Prospect road, Scarborough, had been solved, and that the culprit was the servant girl who had confessed to Chief Constable Pattison. "The means which the girl adopted to carry out the hoax are not explained, but they were no doubt of a commonplace character. It was raps and furniture moving. [B; 434.6, 434.7. (Scarborough Weekly Post, March 16, 1883; not at BNA.)]


1883 Jan 17 / Toronto Globe of / British ship Pride of the Ocean from Hamburg to N.Y. off Harwich blown up—said been by dynamite. [V; 1105. “The Harwich Wreck.” Toronto Globe, January 17, 1883p. 2 c. 1.]


1883 Jan 19 / Muiden, near Amsterdam / ab. 7:30 a.m. / tremendous detonation / explosion of a gunpowder factory / D. News, 20th / Almost every house in town unroofed. Cause unknown. / See March 17. [V; 1106. “Terrible Explosion at a Gunpowder Mill.” London Daily News, January 20, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1883 March 17, (V; 1198).]


1883 Jan. 20 / (with Sun distant) / Scarborough D. Post of—that been an amusing solution of the supposed manifestations at Mr. Edmond's house in Bow street. A practical plumber had gone to the house and had found a water pipe partly obstructed, the resisted pressure in the pipe causing noisy oscillations. [B; 434.8, 434.9. (Scarborough Daily Post, January 20, 1883; not at BNA.)]


1883 Jan 20 / Trib, 1-2 / Amsterdam / powder explosion. [B; 435. “Killed by Terrific Explosions.” New York Tribune, January 20, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.]


1883 Jan. 20 / Fenian? / Explosion, in Glascow, of a gasometer, 100 feet diameter and 60 high. / D News 22-6-7 / "The cause is mysterious." 3 hours later—another terrific explosion in a railroad company's shed. Next day some young men found on a viaduct a tin box filled with explosive powder. [B; 436.1, 436.2. “Severe Explosion at Glascow.” London Daily News, January 22, 1883, p. 6 c. 7.]


1883 Jan 20 / L.T., 9-f / Lightning / Paris. [B; 437. "A Curious Effect of Lightning." London Times, January 20, 1883, p. 9 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 20 / Disap / Anapolis / Nova Scotia / Montreal Gazette 22-1-4. [B; 438. “Nova Scotia.” Montreal Gazette, January 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Jan 21 / 1:40 p.m. / San Salvador / Shock / LT, March 14-6-f. [V; 1107. “Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast.” London Times, March 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 21 / Explosion at the Giant Powder Co's works near Oakland, Cal. Bet 40 and 50 Chinamen killed. / D News 23-5-6. [V; 1108. “Explosion in California.” London Daily News, January 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 21 / Trib, 9-2 / Met / Indiana. [V; 1109. “An Indiana Meteor.” New York Tribune, January 21, 1883, p. 9 c. 2.]


1883 Jan 22 / [LT], 6-c / The Picardio / Abandoned Vessel. [B; 439. "Terrible Disaster at Sea." London Times, January 22, 1883, p. 6 c. 3. The Picardio was sinking, and its crew was saved by another ship.]


1883 (Jan 23) / Spon Comb / 3 persons in Chattanooga burned standing in front of fire. / 9, 10, and 11 o'clock / NY Times, 1883, Jan 23-2-3. [B; 440. “Burned to Death.” New York Times, January 23, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.]


1883 / ab Jan. 23 // Pittsburgh / man disaps from—finds self in Chicago / no money and objs in pockets gone / (and hair and beard cut / World—Feb. 8-1-4) / Looks as if had disguised himself—then thought better of it. [B; 441. (New York World, February 8, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.)]


1883 Jan 23 / [LT], 3-e / 24-5-e / 25-5-e / 27-5-f / Feb 10-12-d / March 3-10-d / 13-10-b / 17-13-b / 22-3-d / 8-6-f / Overdue or Missing Vessels. [B; 442. “Terrible Collision in the Mersey.” London Times, January 8, 1883, p. 6 c. 5-6. “An Overdue Steamer.” London Times, January 23, 1883, p. 3 c. 5. “An Overdue Steamer.” London Times, January 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. “Overdue.” London Times, January 25, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. “The Overdue Steamer Quebec.” London Times, January 27, 1883, p. 5 c. 6. “Overdue.” London Times, February 10, 1883, p. 12 c. 4. “A Missing Yacht.” London Times, March 3, 1883, p. 10 c. 4. “Latest Shipping Intelligence.” London Times, March 8, 1883, p. 12 c. 1. “The City of Chester.” London Times, March 13, 1883, p. 10 c. 2. “Safety of an Overdue Steamer.” London Times, March 17, 1883, p. 13 c. 2. “Missing Vessels.” London Times, March 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Jan 23 / [LT], 5-e / 24-5-d / Explosion / Powder / near Oakland, Cal. [B; 426. "The United States." London Times, January 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. "The United States." London Times, January 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Jan 23 / [LT], 12-a / Explosion / Eccleston Square. [B; 427. "Gas Explosion." London Times, January 23, 1883, p. 12 c. 1.]


1883 Jan 23 / Obj said be new comet seen near Jupiter—Puebla Obs., Mexico—Denning says was a well-known nebula. / Observatory 12/286. [V; 1110. Denning, William Frederick. “Notes on Comets and Comet-seeking.” Observatory, 12 (1889): 285-286. “A new comet was said to have been discovered close to this planet on Jan. 23, 1883, at the Puebla Observatory, Mexico, but this proved to be the well-known 'Crab' nebula near ζ Tauri.”]


1883 Jan. 24 / [LT, 5-d / Comet near Jupiter. [V; 1111. “A New Comet.” London Times, January 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. “The Great Comet, 1882.—New Comet, 1883 (?)” English Mechanic, 36 (no. 933; February 9, 1883): 521. Denning wrote: “Have any of your readers succeeded in picking up the comet described at the Pueblo Observatory, Mexico, on about Jan. 23, and said to be situated near Jupiter? The only 'comet' (?) I can find in the neighbourhood of this planet is the celebrated 'crab' Nebula ( = Messier l and No. 1157 of Sir John Herschcl's general catalogue, 1864). An English observer is also said to have seen the comet on Jan. 27, about 1½° S.E. of Jupiter. It was then somewhat faint, and about 4' diameter. This corresponds to the nebula referred to, and I should have considered the whole matter as one of mistaken identity, were it not that the original telegram emanated from an observatory, where, most assuredly, some means would be adopted to avoid the chances of such an error. The nebula referred to is such a well-known object, and the means of identifying it so easy from its position, about 1° n.p. Zeta Tauri, that it is difficult to understand how it can have been mistaken for a comet. Moreover, the means of distinguishing a comet from a nebula are so well known, that one can hardly believe them to have been entirely overlooked on this occasion. Still, there is an ominous silence from Dun Echt which gives strength to the inference that a mistake has been made in regard to this alleged comet by the Mexican observers. Perhaps, however, one of your readers is in a position to explain the matter?”]


1883 Jan 24 / early morning / q in Wilkesbarre, Pa, by collapse of old coal mines under city / World 25-2-3. [V; 1112. (New York World, January 25, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.)]


1883 Jan. 25 / [LT], 9-f / Super in Somersetshire. [B; 443. "Superstition in Somersetshire." London Times, January 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 26 / Liverpool / explosion in gunpowder factory / Toronto Globe 27-2-6. [B; 444. “Fatal Gunpowder Explosion.” Toronto Globe, January 27, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 Jan. 26 / Linares, Spain. / Spain—Explosion in gunpowder factory. / Toronto Globe 27-2-6. [B; 445. “Fatal Gunpowder Explosion.” Toronto Globe, January 27, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 26 / evening / Explosion of a gunpowder factory in the province of Jaen, Andalusia. / LT, Jan. 29-6-1. [B; 446. "Spain." London Times, January 29, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.]


1883 Jan 26 / 11:45 p.m. / Shock / Lima / LT, March 14-6-f. [V; 1113. “Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast.” London Times, March 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Jan 27 / [LT[, 10-d / Explosion / Powder Mill / Ormskirk. [B; 428. "Fatal Explosion." London Times, January 27, 1883, p. 10 c. 4.]


1883 (Jan 28) / 2:45 p.m. / Saint Caprias-Quinsac, Gironde, France / (F) / C.R. 97-1022. [V; 1114. Fletcher, 105. Lespiault, G., and, Forquignon, L. “Sur une météorite ferrifère, tombée le 28 janvier 1833 à Saint-Caprais-de-Quinsac (Gironde).” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1022. This is the Saint Caprais-de-Quinsac meteorite.]


1883 Jan 29 / By E.L. Layard, of British Consulate, Noumea—a brilliant point in sky s.e. of Orion. It increased and died away without moving from position. / Nature 27-531. [V; 1115. Layard, Edgar Leopold. “Meteor; the Transit; the Comet.” Nature, 27 (April 5, 1883): 531.]


1883 Feb 1 / In a factory in Bombay / (The Englishman) (Calcutta), Feb. 6 / In a high wind a large quantity of dust blown into the top floor room. Cry raised that place was falling. Panic. In struggle down narrow staircase, 23 lives lost. [V; 1116. (Englishman, February 6, 1883.)]


1883 Feb. 1 / 7:34 p.m. / Strong shock / Iquique / other places on Pacific coast / L.T., March 14-6-f. [V; 1117. “Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast.” London Times, March 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Feb 1 / evening / Iserlohn (Rhenish Prussia) / glistening black meteorite. Size of a goose's egg / Nature 27-423. [V; 1118. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 1, 1883): 422-424, at 423. Brezina, Aristides. Die Meteoritensammlung des K. K. Mineralogischen Hofkabinetes in Wien am 1. Mai 1885. Vienna: Alfred Hölder, 1885, 229-230. Brezina dismisses this object as a piece of slag, found on the morning after the meteor had been seen.]


1883 Feb 3 / Morning, in fog—vessel afire off Coney Island reported—no such vessel—might been fire in a mud scow. / World 5-1-4. [V; 1119. (New York World, February 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.)]


1883 Feb. 4 / evening / Agram, Hungary / q / Toronto Globe 6-2-3. [V; 1120. “Earthquakes.” Toronto Globe, February 6, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.]


1883 Feb. 4 / 5 h = 5 a.m. /  St. Louis, Mo / 2 sharp sounds. "Not at first attributed to subterranean causes, until it was found that they had been heard by many persons.” / A. J. Sci 3/27/359. [V; 1121. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 359.]


1883 Fe 4 / 15 h, 5 m / Wolfborough, N.H. / and 15:16 this also at Cornish, Me. / Ref/. Jan 1. [V; 1122. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 359.]


1883 Feb 4 / 3 p.m. and 3:10 / q / New Hamp[shire] // Feb 5—5 a.m. / Bloomington, Ill. // bet 4 and 5 / Michigan. / Evening of 4th, severe q., Agram, Hungary / Sun 6-1-4. [V; 1123. “Earthquakes at Home and Abroad.” New York Sun, February 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Feb 4 / 5 a.m. / Bloomington, Ill, northern Ind, and southern Mich, rumbling and shock. St. Louis, Mo—"two sharp sounds” ab. 4 seconds apart. / Ref, Jan 1. [V; 1124. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 359.]


1883 Feb 4 / q's. / 5 a.m. / Bloomington, Ill (sic) // 3 p.m. / New Hampshire // ab 5 p.m. / Michigan // NYT, Feb 6-1-6. [V; 1125. “Earthquakes in Various Places.” New York Times, February 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 Feb 5 / 6:45 p.m. / Arvika, Sweden / unusual meteor / Nature 27-423. [V; 1126. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 1, 1883): 422-424, at 423. “On February 5, at 6.45 p.m., a meteor of unusual size and appearance was observed near Arvika, in Sweden. An observer who happened at the time to be passing a lake—Glasfjorden—states that he first observed the metfor high on the horizon, going from south-east to north-west, when, after about eighteen seconds, it suddenly changed its course to south-east. During its progress to north-west, calculated at eighteen seconds, the meteor made several digressions from its plane, while its size varied from that of an ordinary star to that of the sun, sometimes emitting a white, at others a yellow light, and at times discharging showers of sparks. At the point of changing its direction when it was so near the surface of the lake that its path was reflected therein, it possessed a distinct tail, and with this adjunct it passed out of the range of sight in a south-easterly direction, after being observed for nearly fifty seconds.”]


1883 Feb. 5 / 10:37 a.m. / Sharp shock at Panama / LT, March 14-6-f. [V; 1127. “Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast.” London Times, March 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Feb 6 / [LT], 6-f / Explosion / gas / Fulham. [B; 429. "Fires." London Times, February 6, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Feb 11 / Trib, 3-6 / Ghost / English / Ed. [B; 447. “An English Ghost Story.” New York Tribune, February 11, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.]


1883 Feb 11 / World, 5-3 / Man who appeared in Uniontown, Pa—seized a house, Jan 15, 1831—murdered, etc. Jail 50 years. Never identified—any more than K Hauser. [B; 448. (New York World, February 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.)]


1883 Feb. 11 / Rain and floods in Prov of Galicia, Spain / D. News 12-3-2. [V; 1128. “Floods in Spain.” London Daily News, February 12, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


[1883 Feb 11. Wrong date. See: 1883 Jan 11, (V; 1129).]


1883 Feb 12 / Eng. / Feb 17, U.S. / Great floods / An. Reg. [V; 1130. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1883: pt. 2, 1-53, at 7.]


1883 Feb. 12 / Snow fleas / Quebec Daily Mercury of / Had been several reports that the Russian snow flea had appeared in Canada. / See Nov 1, 1882. [V; 1131. "Unwelcome Visitors." Quebec Mercury, February 12, 1883, p. 3 c. 4. This article claims that "snow fleas" from Russia have been reported to begin biting people who've come inside from winter weather and become warmed by a fire. As "snow fleas," (also called "springtails"), do not "bite" people, these reports may represent a delusional parasitosis prompted by the belief that a new species of "flea" had been found in Canada. See: 1882 Nov. 1, (V; 1005).]


1883 Feb. 14 / [LT], 10-f / Meteors at Sea. [V; 1132. “Meteors at Sea.” London Times, February 14, 1883, p. 10 c. 6.]


1883 Feb 15 / Floods in Ohio / Sci Amer 48/135, 161. [V; 1133. “Floods in the Ohio Valley.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (March 3, 1883): 135. “The Great Floods of 1883.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (March 17, 1883): 161.]


1883 / middle of Feb // Rumblings, etc., of Nicaragua volc to May 4/ See. [V; 1134. See: 1883 May 4, (V; 1252). The Concepcion volcano.]


1883 Feb 12 / Unusual outbreak of sun spots reported by Prof. Brooks / NY Times 14-3-2. [V; 1135. “Outbreak of Sun Spots.” New York Times, February 14, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Feb 15 / Etna violent / Nature 27-422. [V; 1136. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 1, 1883): 422-424, at 422.]


1883 Feb 15 / 1:30 a.m. / Aurora at Brixham / Nature 27-413. [V; 1137. “Aurora.” Nature, 27 (March 1, 1883): 413.]


1883 Feb 16 / (volc) / 8:10 a.m. / Slight q at Bologna and the whole Southern Romagna and an increase in the activity of Vesuvius / Nature 27-445. [V; 1138. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 8, 1883): 443-445, at 445.]


1883 Feb. 16 / The aerolite of Brescia / ab 3 p.m. / Brescia 90 miles n.w. of Bologna. [V; 1139. This is the Alfianello meteorite.]


1883 Feb. 16 / Feb 29, '68 / Brescia / metite / See Nov. 12, 1856. / Feb 2, 1860. / Sc Am 48/261. [V; 1140. “Remarkable Meteor in Italy.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (April 28, 1883): 261. See: 1856 Nov 12, (II; 2004); 1860 Feb 3, (II: 2321 & 2420); and, 1868 Feb 29, (III: 1297, 1298, 1300, 1301. This is the Alfianello meteorite.]


1883 Feb / Brescia / See Nov 12, 1856. [V; 1141. See: 1856 Nov 12, (II; 2004).]


1883 Feb 16 (?) / Metite of Trenzano, Nov. 12, 1856, is near Brescia. / L.T., 1861, June 20-12-d. [V; 1142. “Meteoric Stones.” London Times, June 20, 1861, p. 12 c. 4. See: 1856 Nov 12, (II; 2004). This is the Trezano meteorite, (which also fell in Brescia, in 1856).]


1883 Feb. 16 / Brescia / 2:43 p.m. / L A. Sci 27-9. [V; 1143. “La météorite d'Alfianello.” Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 27 (1883): 8-11. This is the Alfianello meteorite.]


[1883 Feb 22? Wrong date. See: 1884 Feb 21, (V; 1144).]


1883 Feb / Extraordinary sunsets in Natal / Knowledge 5-418. [V; 1145. Noble, William. “The Recent Extraordinary Sunrises and Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (June 6, 1884): 418. Edmund Neison wrote: “They began in Natal in February, 1883, but on a less grand scale, but gradually became more marked until June. Then for two months nothing was noticed. In the latter end of August they became most vivid.”]


1883 Feb 20-March / Polt / At Worksop / Jour Soc 1-199 / children possessed / things thrown—rising and falling / especially in the presence of a half-witted girl (F). [B; 449. Podmore, Frank. "Report on the Worksop Disturbances." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 (December 1884): 199-212. Podmore described the girl, as follows: "...Eliza Rose, the child of an imbecile mother, and herself regarded as half-witted..."; and, he noted: "After her departure nothing whatever of an abnormal character took place, and the house has remained undisturbed up to the present time." A week before Eliza Rose came into White's house, phenomena began in the kitchen. "Nothing remarkable had been seen or heard in the house until about the 20th or 21st February, 1883, when, as Mrs. White was alone with two of the children in the kitchen one evening, washing up the tea-things at the table; the table tilted up at a considerable angle; the candle was upset, and the washtub only saved by Mrs. W. holding it. She positively assured me that she exerted no pressure whatever upon the table, and the whole incident struck her as very extraordinary." On the night of  March 2-3, 1883, police constable William Higgs investigated and observed some of the phenomena in the house. "Then Mrs. White came in with Dr. Lloyd; also Tom White and Solomon Wass. After they had been in two or three minutes, something else happened. Tom White and Wass were standing with their backs to the fire, just in front of it. Eliza Rose and Dr. Lloyd were near them, with their backs turned towards the bin, the Doctor nearer to the door. I stood by the drawers, and Mrs. White was by me near the inner door. Then suddenly a basin, which stood on the end of the bin near the door, got up into the air, turning over and over as it went. It went up not very quickly,not as quickly as if it had been thrown. When it reached the ceiling it fell plump and smashed. I called Dr. Lloyd's attention to it, and we all saw it. No one was near it, and I don't know how it happened. I stayed about ten minutes more, but saw nothing else. I don't know what to make of it all. I don't think White or the girl could possibly have done the things which I saw."]


1883 Feb 20 / Etna eruption but only of burning lava—Vesuvius passive / L.T. 27-8-c. [V; 1146. “Etna and Vesuvius.” London Times, February 27, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.]


1883 Feb 21-22 / An Soc Met de France, 1884-251 / This night there fell on the Canary Islands a rain of reddish sand. French consul gives his opinion that notwithstanding some persons who attributed it to a volcanic eruption it came from an African desert. He gives reasons founded upon barometric depressions. [V; 1147.1, 1147.2. Teisserenc de Bort, Léon Philippe. "Sur une pluie terreuse tombée aux iles Canaries, du 21 au 22 février 1883." Annuaire de la Societe Meteorologique de France, 32 (1884): 251-252.]


1883 Feb. 23 / Medium and Daybreak of / Rappings on the outside of a house in Scarborough. Reward offered for detection of offender. No one detected. [B; 434.11. "Scarborough." Medium and Daybreak, 14 (no. 673; February 23, 1883): 120. "The Bow-Street Ghost Again." York Herald, March 28, 1883, p. 3 c. 6. "Some few weeks ago a good deal of excitement was created by the reported vagaries of a 'ghost' at the house of Mr. Edmond, Prospect-place, Bow-street, where for a considerabie time unearthly knockings and the breaking of crockery, &c., were kept up, to the great annoyance of the family. About three weeks ago tha girl Alice Randall, aged only 13, was suspected of being the cause, and at length on being questioned by the Chief Constable, she admitted that she had played tbe pranks. She was discharged, and afterwards went, to another situation...." "Her father now applied to the magistrates to send her to a reformatory as she was quite beyond his control. The girl was by a former wife, but she made no complaint of the stepmother or of her father." "The magistrates said that she was not charged with any offence that would justify them in sending her to a reformatory, but they gave her a severe admonition, and advised the father to try her again."]


1883 Feb 23 / Etna in eruption / Field, March 3, '83, from Times. [V; 1148. (Field, March 3, 1883.) “Etna.” London Times, February 28, 1883, p. 8 c. 2.]


1883 Feb 23 / No sunspots / See May. / Science, Nov 14, 1884. [V; 1149. Todd, David Peck. “Sun-spots.” Science, s. 1 v. 4 (November 14, 1884): 453. See: 1883 May 25, 26, 27, 28, (V; 1296).]


1883 Feb 23 / Comet between Alpha and Beta in Pegasus moving toward Andromeda / D News, March 24-6-5. [V; 1150. “The New Comet.” London Daily News, March 24, 1883, p. 6 c. 5. Comet C/1883 D1.]


1883 Feb 23 / Grenoble / met fall: [illustration] / L'Astro 1883/227. [V; 1151. “Curieuse étoile filante.” Astronomie, 2 (1883): 227, (illustration).]


1883 Feb 24 / Trance / [source unidentified]. 4-5 / A trance-woman in Kingston, Ontario. [B; 450. (Ref???), February 24, 1883, p. 4 c. 5.)]


1883 Feb. 26 / [LT], 6-b / Explosion / dynamite / near Brussels. [B; 430. "Dynamite Explosions." London Times, February 26, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Feb. 26 / The Worksop Case / Report of Frank Podmore upon his investigation, in Proc. S.P.R., vol. 12 / It was Mrs White's statement that there had been an occurrence before the girl came to the house—about Feb 20th or 21st, a table had lifted as if by an unseen force while she was working at it. Told afterward, this may not have been a psychic tilt. On 26th, Mrs White allowed a girl, Eliza Rose, the child of an imbecile mother, to come into the house and share her bed at night. Night of March 1, Mrs White and girl in kitchen—things such as a corkscrew, clothes pegs, a salt cellar (?) came tumbling down the stairs. Following night, about the same time (11:30 o'clock) a noise as if of footsteps, and pieces of carpet, then knives, forks, and other things came down the stairs. Things in the room flew from the mantelpiece. / Child in the house, ill with an abscess on its back. / A policeman was brought in. According to his statement, saw things jump and fall to the floor and smash. Saw a basin go up to ceiling not so quickly as if thrown, and fall and smash. several things went to same corner of a room (see the Wisconsin case, Oct., 1873). Things would jump to the floor, and get up and jump out to the yard. Whatever the girl went, things jumped around. Finally, White told her that she would have to leave the house. She went and phenomena stopped. (Joseph White). Testimony by other witnessed of phe, in Proc., vol 12. [B; 451.1 to 451.7. Podmore, Frank. "Poltergeists." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 12 (1897): 45-115, at 45-58. See: 1873 Oct 4, (A: 858 & 859).]


1883 Feb. 26 / Protuberance on sun—See Sept 26, '79. [V; 1152. See: 1879 Sept 26, (IV; 2786). Riccò, Annibale. "Grand Protubérances Solaires Observées à Palermo de 1881 à 1887." Astronomie, 7 (1888): 215-223, at 221-222, (figure 70).]


1883 Feb 26 / Fine sand and fine veg. matter on snow in northern Norway / Nature 27/496. [V; 1155. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 22, 1883): 495-497, at 496.]


1883 Feb. 26 / Trondhjem Amt, Northern Norway. / A fine dust in the snow—particles of vegetable matter in it. It came in a wind blowing strongly from N.N.W. / Chem News 88-33. [V; 1156. Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 88 (July, 10, 17. 24, and 31, 1903): 16-18, 32-34, 41-45, 55-58; at 33.]


1883 Feb 27 / 8:30 p.m. / 3 paper bombs filled with powder thrown and exploded in 3 different parts of Rome. Attributed to anarchists. One place was in front of the Royal Palace. / D. News 28-5-5. [B; 452. “Explosions of Bombs in Rome.” London Daily News, February 28, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. No mention is made of anarchists in this article.]


1883 Feb 27 / Dust fall / Red Sea / Nature 27-516. [V; 1153. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 29, 1883): 515-517, at 516-517.]


1883 Feb. 27 / 10 p.m. / Ireland / 2 white auroral streams near Pleiades. They moved toward Orion. / Nature 27-434. [V; 1154. Murphy, Joseph John. “Aurora.” Nature, 27 (March 8, 1883): 434.]


1883 Feb. 27 / Conn and Rhode Island / 10:20 p.m. / buildings shaken violently iu a supposed q—large meteor seen / N.Y. Times, Feb 28-2-5 and March one—window glass broken in Providence, R.I. / Best in March 4-2-5 / Said that whether met or not the earth did quake and there was a rumbling sound. [V; 1157.1, 1157.2. “Earthquake Shock in New-England.” New York Times, February 28, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “At about the same time a brilliant meteor shot across the sky from north-east to north-west, emitting a dazzling white light and flames....” “The Earthquake at Newport.” New York Times, March 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. “At Norwich a meteor was observed by a large number of people three minutes before the shock.” “Rhode Island's Phenomenon.” New York Times, March 4, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “He [Mr. Jonathan Kenney] turned and looked in the direction of Point Judith, but did not see the steamer's lights as usual; while looking he saw a flash of light and what appeared to be a large ball of fire falling from the heavens toward the water, it seemed to strike the water and bound upon its surface and explode with a fearful sound, at the same time it illuminated the whole visible heavens, the ocean, and the land as far as the eye could extend. He said objects could be as distinctly seen as at noonday.”]


1883 Feb 27 / q and met / In M.W.R., Feb, when reported from towns where met seen was supposed been an earthquake. Here are familiar q descriptions heard in a narrow belt / like a train or wagon. [V; 1158. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 2; February 1883): 49-51, at 50-51.]


1883 Feb 27 / (q met) / evening / q. / Newport, R.I. / At Norwich a met 3 minutes before the shock. / Sun, March 1-1-6 / Times 1-1-6 / Feb. 28-2-5. [V; 1160. “Newport Shaken by an Earthquake.” New York Sun, March 1, 1883, p. 1  c. 6. “Earthquake Shock in New-England.” New York Times, February 28, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “At about the same time a brilliant meteor shot across the sky from north-east to north-west, emitting a dazzling white light and flames, which gave the meteor a total apparent diameter of 8 feet.” “The Earthquake at Newport.” New York Times, March 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. ]


1883 Feb 27 / Etna and Vesuvius / LT, 8-c / 28-8-b / See March 21. [V; 1161. “Etna and Vesuvius.” London Times, February 27, 1883, p. 8 c. 3. “Etna.” London Times, February 28, 1883, p. 8 c. 2. See: 1883 March 21, (V; 1204).]


1883 Feb 28 / (Polt) / For past 10 days in Montgomery Co, Ala—loud rappings. / N.Y.T., March 1-1-6. [B; 453.1. “A Ghost Story From Georgia.” New York Times, March 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. The location was only given as “Montgomery County, near the line of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad”; thus, this was Montgomery County, Georgia, (not in Alabama).]


1883 Feb. 28 / 8:40 p.m. / at Luk-Lesjo, Värmland, Sweden / Brilliant meteor / Nature 27-517. [V; 1159. “Notes.” Nature, 27 (March 29, 1883): 515-517, at 517.]


1883 Feb / The glows like those of later in the year seen at Port Darwin / Jour Roy Soc N.S. Wales 18-20. [V; 1162. Smith. "Anniversary Address." Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 18 (1884): 1-23, at 20.]


[1883 March] / In Land and Water, June 30, 1883, Rev. F.O. Morris writes from Hayton Yorks that sometime before, in month of March, he thought, he was walking over the cold when he heard sound he thought of a trotting horse. But then the sound seemed to come from a snowdrift by a hedge. Farther away he heard the sound as if under snow. Then he traced the sound backward and forward as if something were coursing in a tunnel under the snow. [B; 453.2, 453.2. (Land and Water, June 30, 1883).]


1883 March 1 / The Feb 26 phe began. [B; 454. See: 1883 Feb 26, (B; 451).]


1883 March 4 / q-met) / (Virginia) / NY Times 6-2-6 / ab 5 a.m. / Quaking of the earth. Loud detonations heard and a met light of which brilliantly illuminated—. / Sun 6-1-6. [V; 1163. “Newport Shaken by an Earthquake.” New York Sun, March 1, 1883, p. 1  c. 6.]


1883 March 5 / BO / Teleport / Leeds Daily News of / At Worksop, Saturday before 5th—cottage of Joseph White, Sandy Lane, Worksop. Wife—ailing child of 2 and an infant. On Tuesday, a girl of 18, born in a workhouse, came to stay with them until she could get a situation. On Sat night, things flying about the house. White saw coals and candles and other things flying about, and disappear while he was watching them. From a locked chest of drawers all the drawers were pulled out. Police constable Higgs saw a cupboard door fly open and a large, wide, glass bottle bound out. Saw a cup and a jar containing flour fly out a window. Dr. Lloyd was attending the ailing child, moved next door to have an operation upon an abcess. After the operation, he looked in White's house, and he and Policeman Higgs saw a mirror that been placed on a chair fall to floor. Next day the girl sent away and no more phe. [B; 455.1 to 455.5. (Leeds Daily News, March 5, 1883; not at BNA) "Spiritualism Extraordinary." Sheffield Independent, March 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 3. "Ghost Trickery at Worksop." Sheffield Daily Telegraph, March 5, 1883, p. 2 c. 8. "More Truth About Ghosts." London Globe, March 8, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 March 5 / Worksop / Leeds Daily News—same story—things jump from mantelpiece and broken. One stone came through a window. His brother 12 years old. / Girl arrived on Feb. 27th—1st phe ab. 11 p.m. on March 1st. [B; 456. (Leeds Daily News, ca. March 1883; not at BNA.) "Spiritualism Extraordinary." Sheffield Independent, March 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 3."Ghost Trickery at Worksop." Sheffield Daily Telegraph, March 5, 1883, p. 2 c. 8.]


1883 March 5 / Worksop is under Feb. 26. [B; 457. See: 1883 Feb 26,  (B; 451).]


1883 March 5 / World, 3-3 / Wild Man of Camas Prairie, known 10 years, finally killed. / Thick growth of hair 2 inches long on body. [B; 458. (New York World, March 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 3.) “Killed.” Idaho Semi-Weekly World, (Idaho City), February 13, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-3.]


1883 March 5 / 8:09 p.m. / Carlsrue / meteor twice as bright as Venus at maximum / Nature 27/540. [V; 1164. “Notes.” Nature 27 (April 5, 1883): 538-540, at 540.]


1883 March 5 / morning / Cyprus / Severe shock / no damage / L.T. 6-5-c. [V; 1165. “Cyprus.” London Times, March 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 March 6 / Melbourne Argus of, 6-5 / Myst murder—man with wounds in throat. / So injured at home—body found in sea. / His wounds not mortal. He would have had to walk, bleeding, mile or so to sea. / 8-6-4+ / 16-10-3. [B; 459.1, 459.2. “The Brighton Mystery.” Melbourne Argus. March 6, 1883, p. 6 c. 5-6. “Country News.” Melbourne Argus, March 8, 1883, p. 6 c. 4. “The Brighton Mystery.” Melbourne Argus. March 16, 1883, p. 10 c. 3-4.]


1883 March 7 / Tamaulipas, Mexico / 2 p.m. / met seen and heard / Sc Am 48-181. [V; 1166. “A Meteor in Mexico.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (March 24, 1883): 181.]


1883 Mar 7 / (Ch) / Light soft and woolly / Eng. Mechanic 37/124 / Cut / Ch-26. * [V; 1167. Gemmill, S. Maitland Baird. "Variable Stars in Cassiopeia—The Zodiacal Light.—Meteors—Epsilon Draconis." English Mechanic, 37 (no. 942; April 13, 1883): 124. "Meteor.— On March 7th, at 10.30 p.m., I saw a fine and curious meteor. It passed from a little below β Leonis to a little below γ Bootis, and was of a soft white, and about equal to a second magnitude star. It had a soft woolly appearance; but what was singular about it, was the character of its motion—a floating, flying, movement, utterly unlike the shooting flight of most meteors. It seemed to 'wing its way.'"]


1883 March 8 / BO / John Pagden, 3 Copenhagen street, Leeds, at noon missed from his place of employment. Was in shirt-sleeves; coat and hat hanging up. Nothing learned later. / Leeds D. News, 13th. [B; 460. (Leeds Daily News, March 13, 1883.)]


1883 March 8 / Leeds D. News of / Ghost in house of Mr. Henry Laurensen, at Skelmersdale. [B; 461. (Leeds Daily Mail, March 8, 1883.) “A Ghostly Transaction.” Cheshire Observer, March 10, 1883, p. 3 c. 1.]


1883 [March 8] / Disaps / 1883, NY Times, March 8-2-5 / 25-14-3. [B; 462. “Medico Legal Society.” New York Times, March 8, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “The Ranks of the Missing.” New York Times, March 25, 1883, p. 14 c. 3.]


1883 March 8 / 3 p.m. / Mayenne, France / concussions and sound like thunder / C.R. 96/869. [V; 1168. Faucon, A. “Sur des secousses de tremblement de terre observées dans le département de la Mayenne.” Comptes Rendus, 96 (1883): 869.]


1883 March 10 / (+) / Melbourne Argus, March 13-10-1—"An immense ball of fire with a peculiar yellow appearance was observed here [Geelong] about a quarter to 3 on Saturday morning [March 10th]. The ball appeared to proceed from the east to the south, where it hovered for more than an hour. It moved from one point to another, like a kite in a gale of wind, and occasional sparks of fire were seen to shoot from the main body. Mr. Thompson, the second mate of the Lindus, who was on duty at the time, noticed the phenomenon to the eastward, when abreast of Cape Paterson, about 50 miles from the Heads, a little before 3 o'clock on the same morning." [V; 1169.1, 1169.2, 1169.3. "Geelong." Melbourne Argus, March 13, 1883, p. 10 c. 1.]


1883 March 10 / Not for Pub / In Ballarat Courier of 13th, ac to Bendigo Advertiser of 14th, from a correspondent / "It would be wise for the men on duty in Ballarat, and the lighthouses, to watch the sky until the month of May. After May we will have happier days.—Victim." [V; 1170.1, 1170.2. (Ballarat Courier, March 13, 1883; not online.) "What Does It Mean?" Bendigo Advertiser, March 14, 1883, p. 2.]


1883 March 10 / Nothing in Sydney Daily Telegraph—but weather described / 10th warm and fine till 4 p.m., when heavy clouds, thunder and lightning but no rain—at dusk a "singular [electrical] phenomenon”—flashes of lightning—masses of flame in the south—(very little rain—the 11th warm and fine) / gleaming, massing, suddenly going out, leaving black blots. [V; 1171.1, 1171.2. “The Weather.” Sydney Daily Telegraph, March 12, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 March 10 / (S) / No Geelong paper procurable. G not far from Melbourne. Try another M. paper. The Age, 12th, nothing under Geelong news but—Sydney, March 11—"A singular appearance was seen last night during a thunderstorm. A huge ball of fire appeared in the clouds in the south for upwards of two hours, and it occasionally burst forth, sending shoots of fire in all directions." / Age of 14th—Reported from Dimboola, Victoria—"A curious appearance in the sky, resembling a large stationary ball of fire, was seen in the sky Sunday night [11th] between nine and ten. It was observed by several persons for some minutes, when a cloud passed over it and hid it from view."—So though first reports obj when Venus a morning star, this not Venus. / The Geelong Advertiser is quoted in the Age, March 15th, p 6, col. 2. Ab 2:45 morning of the 10th there was a yellowish light extending for considerable distance along the eastern horizon. "Suddenly an immense ball of fire, apparently of a yellow hue, appeared in the sky, which was perfectly clear at the time, the stars to the westward being remarkably brilliant. The phenomenon worked gradually from the east to the south, the pitching and tossing resembling the motion of a kite in a gale of wind. At intervals the ball of fire appeared to detach portions of its luminous composition, the brilliance of which caused the star lights to disappear. The strange visitor hovered about several points to the southward for more than an hour." Then the account by the second mate of the Lindus. "We have been informed that a similar ball of fire was noticed in the south-western sky about a quarter past nine o'clock on Sunday evening [11th] and that, as our informant was gazing at it, it burst and melted away in a shower of red and blue sparks." [V; 1172.1 to 1172.9. "Remarkable Appearance in the Sky." The Age, (Melbourne), March 12, 1883, p. 3 c. 3. "Country News." The Age, (Melbourne), March 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 5. "A Strange Sight." The Age, (Melbourne), March 15, 1883, p. 6 c. 2. "A Strange Sight." Geelong Advertiser, March 13, 1883, p. 4 c. 3. "We learn that the phenomenon was witnessed at sea, as well as on land. Mr Thompson, second mate of the steamer Lindus, which arrived in Corio Bay at four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, from Newcastle, states that when the steamer was abreast of Cape Paterson, fully 50 miles from Port Phillip Heads, he noticed the singular appearance of a ball of fire to the eastward shortly before three o'clock on Saturday morning. It dodged about with the waving motion of a kite, and frequently streaks of flame shot away from the main body of fire. On the previous morning, Mr Thompson states, he observed, some hours before sunrise, that the eastern horizon was of a bright yellow color, the western horizon being of a greenish tint."]


1883 March 10 / Kite like sparkling body / See 1897 Chicago Tribune of Ap. 17. / or March 17. / Light obj / Florida / ab 1890. [V; 1173. (Chicago Tribune, March 17 or April 17, 1897; not found on either date.) See: 1891 Ap. 5, (B; 1133).]


1883 March 10 / See Nov 3, 1899. [V; 1174. See: (1899 Nov 3).]


1883 March 10 / See obj, Sept 15, 1886. [V; 1175. See (Obj., 1886 Sept 15).]


1883 March 10 / Nothing in Brisbane Courier. [V; 1176.]


1883 March 10 / Obj cast sparks / Sept. 4, 1898. [V; 1177. See: (1898 Sept. 4).]


1883 March 10 / Have tried all Melbourne papers. [V; 1178. "Intercolonial News." Melbourne Leader, March 17, 1883, p. 32 c. 3-4. "Summary of Events." Illustrated Australian News, (Melbourne), March 21, 1883, pp. 34-36, at p. 34 c. 4.]


1883 March 10 / at Geelong, ab one a.m. / Fire of unknown origin broke out. A factory and several other buildings destroyed. / The Age 12-1-5. [V; 1179. "Country News." The Age, (Melbourne), March 12, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. The fire destroyed a coach factory and a house behind it, then spread to a stationer's shop and a copper's premises. "The origin of the fire is unknown."]


1883 March 10 / (+) / Australian obj—lights in horizon = stress disintegration like Vermont obj. [V; 1180. See: (Vermont obj).]


1883 March 10 / Anything sail around so several days—a light on a thing. [V; 1181.]


1883 March 10 / Have all Melbourne papers. [V; 1182.]


1883 Mar. 10 / Light and aurora / See Jan 4, 1889. [V; 1183. See: (1889 Jan 4).]


1883 March 10 / I find nothing in Sydney Morning Herald. [V; 1184.]


1883 March 10 / See March 25. / (?) [V; 1185. See: (March 25).]


1883 March 10 / Similar obj March, 1897 / See Chicago note 2. [V; 1186. See: (1897 March 17, or April 17).]


1883 March 11 / q-phenomenon / N.Y. Times 14-5-4 / Harford Co., Maryland, earthquake said been violent—in the early evening. A loud report like of a cannon and a rumbling at 6:57 and another at 1 a.m. on 12th. / 6:57 = 18 hr, 57 / MWR, March—[note cut off]. [V; 1187. “Earthquake in Maryland.” New York Times, March 14, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 3; March 1883): 72-74, at 73.]


1883 (March 11 / evening) / Harford Co, Md / A loud report like a cannon blast. "It was all over in an instant." So was sound. / NY Times 14-5-4. [V; 1188. “Earthquake in Maryland.” New York Times, March 14, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 March 11 / Waterloo, Quebec / bet. 10 and 11 a.m. / q's / also severe storm / World 12-1-3. [V; 1189. (New York World, March 12, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 March 11 / 10 h, 57 m / 11 h, 7 m / Shocks in Quebec / Am J. Sci 3/27/360 / See March 11, 23, Ap. 1. [V; 1190. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 360. See: (1883 March 11, 23, Ap. 1).]


1883 March 12 / Polt / NY Times, 5-5 / No. 33 Church Street, Hartford / Sounds like trampling. Obj such as spoons fly about. A sound heard and breaking glass and a tumbler with a round hole as if from a pistol ball through it. "Strange lights." / See March 22. [B; 476.1, 476.2. “A Connecticut Phantom.” New York Times, March 12, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1883 March 31, (B; 475).]


1883 March 12-21 / Iceland / "Violent volcanic water eruptions." / Nature 28-89. [V; 1191. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (May 24, 1883): 88-89, at 89.]


1883 March 12 / —Italy / 27—Hungary // q's / Nature 27-540. [V; 1192. “Notes.” Nature 27 (April 5, 1883): 538-540, at 540.]


1883 March 13 / 7:30 p.m. / Great met in Germany / Zeit Met 18/137 / others. [V; 1193. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 127-140, at 137-140.]


1883 March 13 / 10:30 p.m. / Met  / Germany / Zeit Met 18/137. [V; 1194. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 127-140, at 137-140.]


1883 March 13, 18 / Meteors / vol. 18 / Ref, Jan 1, 1866. [V; 1195. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 127-140, at 137-140.]


1883 March 15 / 9 p.m. / Terrific explosion near Houses of Parliament / Fenian. [B; 463. “Fenian Attempt to Destroy Public Offices by Dynamite.” London Globe, March 16, 1883, p. 5 c. 1-3.]


1883 March 15 / 8 p.m. / Explosion near Times office / D News 17-5-8. [B; 464. “The Explosion at the Times Office.” London Daily News, March 17, 1883, p. 5 c. 8.]


1883 March 15 / Bark Freedom off Madeira covered with yellow mud / Sun, Ap 6-1-5. [V; 1196. “Was It Ashes from Ætna?” New York Sun, April 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “Capt. Lawrence of the bark Freedom, from Havre reports that off the Madeira Islands on March 15, a strong northeast wind blew and the sky and clouds became discolored. Then the vessel was covered from trucks to the water, especially on the windward side with 'an average sample of New York ochre'” “The brig Starlight, from Monte Christi, reports that on March 30, sixty miles north of Hatteras, a large ball of fire appeared on her maintop masthead.”]


1883 March 16 / A woman walking along Lambton-quay, Wellington, New Zealand. / N.Z. Times 19-2-5) / She was struck a violent blow on the arm. So violently as to knock her arm out of joint at the elbow. It was her account that a woman walking the opposite way had struck her—a stranger, not drunk, must have been insane. / See Jan 23, 1909. [B; 465.1, 465.2. “A singular case of assault....” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), March 19, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. See: (1909 Jan 23).]


1883 March 16 / Ab last of April, at this place, Lambton-quay, a woman beats another woman,. A landlady strikes her barmaid who had left her. / N.Z. Times, Ap 28/2/7. [B; 466. “It appears that a peculiar assault case....” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), April 28, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 March 17 / Dispatch from Lemberg of / House in Taganrog blown up—said that unexploded dynamite was found. / D News 19-5-7. [B; 467. "Attempt to Blow Up a House with Dynamite." London Daily News, March 19, 1883, p. 5 c. 7. Lemberg is now identified as Lviv, Ukraine.]


1883 March 17 / See Jan 20 and 26. / near Amsterdam, ab. 5 a.m. / Explosion of a powder factory followed by a quake from Harlem and Amsterdam to Leiden and Utrecht / La Nat, 21/30. [V; 1197. “Le tremblement de terre du 17 mars 1883 dans les Pays-Bas.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 523; June 9): 30. See: 1883 Jan 19, (V; 1106; and, B; 435), and, 1883 Jan 26, (B: 444 to 446).]


1883 March 17 / 5:10 a.m. / Strong q between Harlem and Amsterdam, Holland. Several geological explanations are given. One scientists thought that the phe was shock from a meteor. / La Nature 1883/2/30. [V; 1198. “Le tremblement de terre du 17 mars 1883 dans les Pays-Bas.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 523; June 9): 30.]


1883 March 17 / 5 a.m. / Amsterdam, Holland. Series of shocks believed were due to an earthquake. Lasted several seconds. Vertical movement. / LT, March 19-6-f. [V; 1199. “Holland.” London Times, March 19, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 March 17 / Pay-Bas, Holland / shock and sound of explosion. Prof. H. von Baumhauer thought it might have been a meteor. / La Nat 21-30. [V; 1200. “Le tremblement de terre du 17 mars 1883 dans les Pays-Bas.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 523; June 9): 30.]


1883 March 19 / Nothing in Rockhampton paper. [B; 468.]


1883 March 20 / Etna serious / An. Reg. [V; 1201. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1883: pt. 2, 1-53, at 11.]


1883 March 20 / afternoon / Etna / Shower of small stones falling at Messina. / L.T. 21-5-d / See Science 1/390. [V; 1202. “Eruption of Mount Etna.” London Times, March 21, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. (Science, 1-390.)]


1883 March 20 / Etna / Science 1/390. [V; 1203. “The Eruption of Mount Etna.” Science, s. 1 v. 1 (May 11, 1883): 390-391.]


1883 March 21 / Leeds Daily News of 27th / At Deptford, Harriet Etherington, aged 18, arriving home, said she had been frightened by a ghost, a man with a "white choker", coming out of the cemetery. A few minutes later, she fellto the floor and died. Police sergeant Young, at the inquest, said that there had been three other complaints from women who had been stopped at this point by a man. [B; 469.1, 469.2. (Leeds Daily News, March 27, 1883; not at BNA.) "A Young Woman Frightened to Death." Dublin Daily Express, March 27, 1883, p. 6 c. 7. "She then took her waterproof off, drew a chair up to the table to have her supper, fell forward with her head on the table, and expired after a brief struggle." "The jury returned a verdict of 'Death from syncope due to shock to the nervous system.'"]


1883 March 21 / Trib, 4-5 / Ghost / Hartford / Ed / See March 12. [B; 470. “Spooks.” New York Tribune, March 21, 1883, p. 4 c. 5. See: 1883 March 12, (B; 476).]


1883 March 21 / Etna very active and q's all around / LT 22-3-b. [V; 1204. “Italy.” London Times, March 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 March 22 / Trib, 1-4 / 25-9-1 // Etna. [V; 1205. “An Eruption of Mount Etna.” New York Tribune, March 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Eruption of Mount Etna.” New York Tribune, March 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 1.]


1883 March 22-25 / Alarm around Etna / 25th had not been very important. [V; 1206. “The Mount Etna Eruption Subsiding.” New York Tribune, March 26, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Alarm Near Mount Etna.” New York Tribune, March 27, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.]


1883 March 22 / World, 4-6 / Remarkable mirage at Huron, Dakota, "recently". Place 55 miles away plainly seen. [V; 1207. (New York World, March 22, 1883, p. 4 c. 6.)]


1883 March 22 / bet 10:30 and 11:20 / Mobile, Ala / in northern sky 3 luminous beams of pale yellow light—a gradual lateral motion from E to W . one luminous band in S.W. sky / M.W.R, March / p. 71. [V; 1208. “Atmospheric Electricity.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 3; March 1883): 71-72, at 71.]


1883 March 23 / World, 9-6 / Chicago ghost. [B; 472. (New York World, March 23, 1883, p. 9 c. 6.)]


1883 March 23 / 21 h, 25 m / Slight shock / Huntingdon, Quebec / Am J. Sci 3/27/360. [V; 1209. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 360.]


1883 March 23 / Etna / Sun 24-1-4 / small erupt—26-1-3. [V; 1210. “Mount Ætna in Commotion.” New York Sun, March 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Mount Ætna's Little Eruption.” New York Sun, March 26, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 March 24 / Animal / Adelaide Observer of / That there was talk of a mysterious animal near Clare, S. Australia, and that a hunting party might be organized. [B; 471. “Country News.” Adelaide Observer, March 24, 1883., p. 16 c. 2-4. “There is some talk of a party going out and spending their Easter holidays at the Waterhole, where the bunyip resides, in the hope of capturing the mysterious animal, which has never been so hunted down before, or shown himself as often as quite recently.”]


1883 March 25 / World, 9-6, from Pittsburg Leader. / Home of Jesse Miller, Greenville township, Somerset Co, Pa., objects displaced and thrown about. Daughter spirited out of locked room several times, as far as front yard. Twice in view of her mother and others. To others nothing visible. The girl described a witch, "hoary locks, hairy face, and wearing a white cap." [B; 473.1, 473.2. "Worried by a Witch." New York World, March 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. (Check quote.)]


1883 March 25 / reported from Adelaide / Heavy showers at 5:30 p.m. at Unley / Melbourne Age / An "immense ball of fire" fell, with loud detonation. The Age—26-3-2. [V; 1211. “South Australia.” The Age, (Melbourne), March 26, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 March 25 / Volcanic ashes falling at Drontheim, Norway. Supposed from Hecla. / See March 12. / Toronto Globe, 26 / See Feb. 26. [V; 1212. “Volcanoes at Work.” Toronto Globe, March 26, 1883, p. 2 c. 3. See: 1883 Feb 26, (V; 1155); 1883 Feb. 26, (V; 1156); and, 1883 March 12-21, (V; 1191).]


1883 March 26 / World, 4-6 / Wild Woman in Nor. Car. [B; 474. (New York World, March 26, 1883, p. 4 c. 6.)]


1883 March 26 /—4 a.m. // 30 // Ap. 1—12:30 a.m. // 3—10 p.m. // 24—10 p.m. /// Auroras / Glascow / E Mec 37/216. [V; 1213. Gemmill, S. Maitland Baird. “In Re π Draconis—ε Bootis—β and γ Cephei—Auroræ—'Rudimentary Astronomy'—Astronomical Work.” English Mechanic, 37 (no. 946; May 11, 1883): 216.]


1883 March 31 / missile-less / (Religio-Ph. Jour), 4-5 / No. 33 Church Street, Hartford, Conn., haunted / woman offered the house had been ill. While preparing medicine in a cup, the spoon flew out the cup. Something punctured a glass in a cupboard, leaving a hole like a bullet-hole. Woman said she saw visible forms, one a man with a long black beard. Sounds like footsteps. / See March 12. [B; 475.1, 475.2. "General Notes ." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 34 (no. 5; March 31, 1883): 4, (c. 5). See: 1883 March 12, (B; 476).]


1883 March 31 / Tidal Wave / 1 a.m. / In Channel weather calm and clear. Sudden "mountainous seas—calm 5 minutes later. / Symons Met 18-42. [V; 1214. “Extraordinary Wave in the Channel.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (April 1883): 42.]


1883 / last of March // Boiler explosions and dynamites explosions in France / D News. [B; 477. “The Explosion in France.” London Daily News, April 3, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 April / qs / India / Peshawar / II / BA '11. [V; 1221. Milne, 730.]


1883 Ap. 1 / Hamilton, Ontario / 1 a.m. / rumbling sound and q / Toronto Globe, Ap. 3. [V; 1215. (Toronto Globe, April 3, 1883; not available on microfilm.)]


1883 Ap 1-9 / Cor, E Mec 37-288, that saw a rather large sunspot on 1st. On 9th when passed away the nucleus did not look depressed upon the limb but seen detached. [V; 1216. Richards, Edward M. “A Sunspot That Was Not a Depression—'Odic' (?) Light from the Living Body.” English Mechanic, 37 (no. 949; June 1, 1883): 288-289.]


1883 Ap 1-15 / Great fires / whole cities / D News // 1883 / BM / Toronto Globe / March 8. [B; 478. (Toronto Globe, March 8, 1883; not found here.)]


1883 Ap. 2 / L.T. 8-c / 18-5-a // Etna. [V; 1217. “The Eruption of Etna.” London Times, April 2, 1883, p. 8 c. 3. “Southern Italy.” London Times, April 18, 1883, p. 5 c. 1.]


1883 Ap. 3, etc. / 4 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. / Shocks / Sicily / L.T. 4-7-c / On night of 3rd frequent and alarming / Times of 5th. [V; 1218. “Earthquakes in Sicily.” London Times, April 4, 1883, p. 7 c. 3. “Earthquakes in Sicily.” London Times, April 5, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Ap. 3 / N. e. sunspot at sunset / cor. to Knowledge 3/254. [V; 1219. “Large Sun-Spot.” Knowledge, o.s., 3 (April 27, 1883): 254, (illustration).]


1883 Ap 4 / L.T., 7-c / 5-5-e / 6-3-a / May 9-7-c // q / Sicily. [V; 1220. “Earthquakes in Sicily.” London Times, April 4, 1883, p. 7 c. 3. “Earthquakes in Sicily.” London Times, April 5, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. “Southern Italy.” London Times, April 6, 1883, p. 3 c. 1. “Earthquake in Sicily.” London Times, May 9, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


1883 Ap. 4 / 1 a.m. / Wellington, New Zealand / Large part of the southern sky a brilliant red that extended until almost all southern sky. Brilliant columns of yellow light. / N.Z. Times-5-2-5. [V; 1222. “A very beautiful Aurora Australis was visible....” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), April 5, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Ap. 5 / Explosion of dynamite stored in Rome / 40 persons killed / D News 6-5-5. [B; 479. “Explosion of Dynamite.” London Daily News, April 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Ap. 6 / [LT], 5-c / 7-7-b / Explosion near railroad station at Passo Corese. [B; 480. “Italy.” London Times, April 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3. “Italy.” London Times, April 7, 1883, p. 7 c. 2.]


1883 Ap. 5 / "Waterspout" / th. and lightning / flooded Nashville, Tenn. / Toronto Globe 7-3-4. [V; 1223. “Waterspout on Tennessee.” Toronto Globe, April 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Ap. 6 / Sun pillar / Hertfordshire / Nature 27/605 / at sunset. [V; 1224. “The Zodiacal Light (?).” Nature, 27 (April 19, 1883): 580. “The Zodiacal Light (?)” Nature, 27 (April 26, 1883): 605-606.]


1883 Ap 8 / [La] Nature 1883/1/382 / small toads / April 8, 1883 / Sancerre, France. /// Progress b[note cut off] ensues. [V; 1225. “Une invasion de crapauds.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 1 (no. 519; May 12): 382.]


1883 Ap. 8 / frgs / Called an invasion and a shower. [V; 1226. “Une invasion de crapauds.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 1 (no. 519; May 12): 382. The “invasion” was the appearance of large toads, (“gros,” not small), in vast numbers throughout a park at Sancerre, on April 8; the next day, a pond was filled with them; but, a few days later, none could be found. No shower of toads was reported, only their appearance in large numbers, and, then, their disappearance.]


1883 Ap 10 / Most destructive prairie fire recorded in Nebraska / Sun 11-1-4. [V; 1227. “Fifty Square Miles of Prairie on Fire.” New York Sun, April 11, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Ap 12 / 2:36 a.m. / q / Cairo. Ill / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1228. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 360.]


1883 Ap. 15 / Trib, 7-3 / Storm / Arkansas. [V; 1229. “Destructive Storm in Arkansas.” New York Tribune, April 15, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


1883 Ap 15 / Great metite reported fell in Williams' Ranch, Texas. Ab 70 feet protruded from ground covering an acre. /. NY Times 17-4-5 / Near Fort Worth, Texas / 2 a.m. / Sun 16-1-5. [V; 1230. “An Alleged Meteor.” New York Times, April 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 5. “Monster Meteor in Texas.” New York Sun, April 16, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “The Texas Aerolite.” Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (West Virginia), April 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. “Professor Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution, was not deceived by the story telegraphed from Texas Monday night about the falling of a remarkable aerolite a few days ago, but said yesterday before the hoax became known that he would wait for further information before venturing any opinion.”]


1883 Ap. 15 / See Ap. 25. / Augs. / France / Marseilles / D-210. [V; 1231. The note copies information from page 210 of The Book of the Damned. "Passage d'un essaim de corpuscles devant le Soleil." Astronomie, 5 (1886): 70-71.]


1883 April 15, 16 / L'Astro 5/70 / by M. Bruguière, Marseilles / Watched for several hours streams of bodies cross the sun, marching sometimes four abreast. / On 16th from 8 a.m. till noon he watched the procession. / The military mirages. [V; 1232.1, 1232.2. “Passage d'un essaim de corpuscles devant le Soleil.” Astronomie, 5 (1886): 70-71.]


1883 Ap. 16 / L.T., 5-e / Snow / Tornado in Arkansas. [V; 1233. “The United States.” London Times, April 16, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Ap. 16 / evening / Moncalieri / Saluces / Volpeglino / brilliant met twice diameter of Jupiter / Les Mondes 3-5-3. [V; 1234. “Météore.” Cosmos, s. 3 v. 5 (May 5, 1883): 3.]


1883 April / Coins / 1893 // March 9, 1893 // on mt.—Nov. 3, 1913 // Clay Coal—ring / March 4, 1891. [V; 1235. See: (1893); (1893 March 9); (1913 Nov 3); and (1891 March 4).]


1883 April / See May 26, 1920. [V; 1236. See: (1920 May 26).]


1883 April / See aeroplanes falling. / See Sept., 1910. [V; 1237. See: (1910 Sept.).]


1883 April / + / Carved piece of chalk, on ground. Brought up by rabbits? / Man, Feb., 1919 / But see Nature, 103-25, also p. 45. [V; 1238. (Moir, James Reid. “A Piece of Carved Chalk from Suffolk.” Man, 19 (February, 1919): 17-18,  pl. B.) “Notes.” Nature, 103 (March 6, 1919): 6-10, at 9. Andrews, Charles W. “Curious Markings on Chalk.” Nature, 103 (March 13, 1919): 25. Moir, James Reid. “Curious Markings in Chalk.” Nature, 103 (March 20, 1919): 45-46.]


1883 Ap. / A rocket? / Ap. 14, 1911. [V; 1239. See: (1911 Ap. 14).]


1883 April 17 / evening / Explosion of dynamite (not said anarachists) in Spain. At Carballeno (Orense) / cause not known / D. News 19-5-5. [B; 492. “Explosion in Spain.” London Daily News, April 19, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Ap. 19 / Great fire / Delhi, India / 2000 homes destroyed / D News 21-5-7. [B; 493. “Great Fire in India.” London Daily News, April 21, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


1883 Ap. 19 / Fire, Quebec, Parliament House—supposed Fenian / D News 21-5-7. [B; 494. “Great Fire at Quebec.” London Daily News, April 21, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


1883 Ap. 20 / Lumps of ice, some a pound each, fell at Capertee. / Ac to Sydney Morning Herald, quoted in Durban (Natal) Mercury, Sept. 5. / A carrier placed a board on head of his house to protect it. One of these lumps struck and split it. [V; 1240. “A hailstorm of unprecedented severity passed over Capertee....” Sydney Morning Herald, April 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 4. “A carrier whose horses were bolting placed a ¾-inch board, about two foot long, on his head for protection while he endeavoured to quieten the almost maddened brutes, when, a hailstone struck the board and split it clean in two.” (Durban Mercury, (Natal), September 5, 1883.)]


1883 Ap. 21 / Religio-Phil. Jour., 3-2, copying from Philadelphia Times—ghost in household of Benjamin Shane, 992 N. Eleventh St. Philadelphia. / raps of door—a crash like a thunderbolt—footsteps heard—running away—next night again the crash—later sound like pounding with a stone mallet / Neighbors said that for 10 years been ghosts and drove tenants away. [B; 495.1, 495.2. "The Midnight Doings of a Noisy Phantom...." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 34 (no. 8; April 21, 1883): 3, (c. 2).]


1883 Ap. 22 / night / Powder magazine explosion at St Chamas, France / D. News 24-5-7. [B; 496. “Explosion of a Gunpowder Magazine.” London Daily News, April 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


1883 Ap. 22 / afternoon / Explosion in a dynamite factory at La Perucca (Leon), Spain / D. News 23-5-8. [B; 497. “Explosion at a Dynamite Factory.” London Daily News, April 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 8.]


1883 Ap. 22, about / Great cyclone, southern states, especially Americus, Georgia / D. News, Ap 25-5-7. [V; 1241. “The Cyclone in the United States.” London Daily News, April 25, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


1883 Ap 22 / Trib, 9-1 / Comet and mets. [V; 1242. “Comets and Shooting Stars.” New York Tribune, April 22, 1883, p. 9 c. 1.]


1883 Ap. 22 / ab. 9 p.m. / Brilliant bolide near Blois (Loir-et-Cher) / L.'A. Sci 27/11. [V; 1245. “Bolide de Vineuil.” Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 27 (1883): 11.]


1883 Ap. 23 / night / Explosion outside house of a miner near Montceau-les-Mines, France. "The outrage is attributed to personal vengeance." / D News 25-5-7. [B; 498. “Dynamite Explosion in France.” London Daily News, April 25, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


1883 Ap. 23 / [LT], 6-d / 24-12-a / Explosion / Endfield / small arms factory. [B; 481. "Explosion at Enfield." London Times, April 23, 1883, p. 6 c. 4. "The Explosion at Enfield." London Times, April 24, 1883, p. 12 c. 1. The flash and report in a field adjoining the small arms factory was dismissed as a "practical joke."]


1883 Ap 23 / (+) / NY Times, 4-3 / Phe / New Haven / not found. / wrong year? / date? / or Trib? [V; 1243. (New York Times, April 23, 1883, p. 4 c. 3; possibly 1877, or 1884; or, New York Tribune. Not found in NYT Index 1880-1885.) (See: 1877 Sept 8 and 9, (IV; 2205); 1886 June 30, (B; 698); and, 1888 Jan 14, (B; 845). (sound phe.) Or: See: 1885 May 16, (B; 654). (polt.).]


1883 Ap 24 / Trib, 1-2 / Storm / Iowa. [V; 1244. “Loss of Life and Property in Iowa.” New York Tribune, April 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.]


1883 Ap. 26 / [LT], 9-f / May 18-9-f / 19-9-d / Overdue Vessels. [B; 499. “An Overdue Steamer.” London Times, April 26, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. The Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer Habsvurg was only overdue and continued in service until 1898, when sold for scrap. “An Overdue Royal Mail Steamer.” London Times, May 18, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. “The Overdue Mail Steamer Don.” London Times, May 19, 1883, p. 9 c. 4. The steamer Don was involved in a collision with another ship and was thus delayed; and, it continued to operate as a mail steamer until 1901, when it was scrapped.]


1883 April 26 / After an interval of 13 years, outburst of the volc. Tongariro, N. Zealand. Immense volume of black smoke. / N. Zealand Jour of Sci 1-421. [V; 1246.”Tongariro.” New Zealand Journal of Science, 1 (May 1883): 421. The Tongariro volcano.]


1883 Ap. 26 / Tongariro, at Taupo, in eruption / New Zealand Times, May 18th / See May 22. [V; 1247.

(New Zealand Times, May 18, 1883.) See: 1883 May 22, (V; 1292). The Tongariro volcano.]


1883 Ap. 28 / Ottawa / Supposed bomb found. [B; 500. (Refs??? Nil in NYT Index, Annual Register, & BNA.)]


1883 / last of April // Explosion of dynamite in a mail car. / exp of a main / D News 26-5-5. [B; 501. “Dynamite Explosion in Bavaria.” London Daily News, April 26, 1883, p. 5. c. 5.]


1883 May 1 / Nicaragua volc / See May 4—terrific rumblings and eruption. / Had been rumblings since middle of Feb. / N.Y. World, July 4-6-2. [V; 1248. (New York World, July 4, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.) See: 1883 June 19, (V; 1311). The Concepción volcano.]


1883 May [17-20] / Flood / Deadwood, Dakota / M. Weather Rev. 1883-119. [V; 1249. “Navigation.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 5; May 1883): 119-120, at 119.]


1883 May 1 / Nicaragua volc—see June 19. [V; 1250. See: 1883 June 19, (V; 1311). The Concepción volcano.]


1883 May 2 / Just after midnight / q / Persia / D News 5-5-6 / (BA '11). [V; 1251. “Earthquake in Persia.” London Daily News, May 5, 1883, p. 5 c. 6. Milne, 730.]


1883 May 4 / See May 1. / Series of eruptions and terrific noise, ashes, and lava. The volc in the Lake of Nicaragua. / LT, Sept. 11-6-e. [V; 1252. “The Eruption at Omotopek.” London Times, September 11, 1883, p. 6 c. 5. “Ausbruch des Vulkans von Omotepek im Nikaraguasee.” Das Ausland, 56 (August 27, 1883): 697. See: 1883 May 1, (V: 1248 & 1250). The Concepción volcano.]


1883 May 6 / Sand / 5:55 o'clock / shock—"It was like the discharge of a gun." / See May 3, '09. / Teignmouth. [V; 1253. Refer to: 1809 May 3, (I; 265). Parfitt, Edward. "On Earthquakes in Devonshire." Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 16 (1884): 641-661, at 655.]


1883 May 6 / Eclipse sun / Caroline Islands / D. News, June 13 / or 7th? [V; 1254. “The Solar Eclipse.” London Daily News, June 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 May 6 / Ec. Sun / Science 1-594 / Nature 28-31, 145 / Chambers' Jour 60-721 / Knowledge 3-384 / 4-363. [V; 1255. (Science, 1-594.) “The Solar Eclipse of 1883.” Nature, 28 (May 10, 1883): 31-33. “The Eclipse Observations.” Nature, June 14, 1883): 145-146. “The Recent Eclipse of the Sun.” Chambers's Journal, s. 4 v. 20 (November 17, 1883): 721-723. Proctor, Richard Anthony. “The Recent Solar Eclipse.” Knowledge, o.s, 3 (June 29, 1883): 384-385. “The Eclipse of Last May.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (December 14, 1883): 363, (illustration).]


1883 May 6 / Ec. Sun / many obs. / See R G, vol. 2, Eclipse. [V; 1256. See: (R G, v. 2.)]


1883 May 6 / Luminous body seen near sun (or moon?) during total eclipse of sun. M. Trouvelot—looked for in vain afterward. / (intra-Merc) / C.R. 97-665. [V; 1257. Trouvelot, Étienne Léopold. "Recherche de l'étoile rouge observée pendant l'éclipse totale de Soleil le 6 mai 1883. Comptes Rendus, 95 (1883): 665. Trouvelot observed the same stellar region, on September 5 and 7, 1883, but did not recognize his "red star," (tho he did identify Delta Arietis and 41 Arietis as the "white stars" that he observed during the eclipse). "Je dirigeai la lunette à l'endroit même où le Soleil était éclipse le 6 mai et, comme durant l'éclipse, je l'éloignai vers le nord de 10° en déclinaison, puis je balayai le ciel de l'est vers l'ouest. Au premier balayage, je ne tardai pas à retrouver 'l'étoile blanche et pâle' que j'avais rencontrée durant l'éclipse. Cette étoile, qui est la 41e du Bélier, est de la 3e,8 grandeur. La seconde petite étoile blanche que j'avais reconnue est sans doute l'étoile double ε de la même constellation. Quant à l'étoile 'brillante, d'un rouge prononcé,' que j'avais observée, je ne l'ai pas retrouvée, et il est certain qu'aujourd'hui aucune étoile de celte grandeur et de cette couleur ne se trouve dans le voisinage de la position approximative que je lui avais assignée, ni même à une distance beaucoup plus grande que celle qu'il est permis d'attribuer à une erreur probable." "Bien que l'absence d'une étoile rouge aussi brillante que celle que j'ai observée durant l'éclipsé semble tout naturellement conduire à supposer que l'astre en question n'était autre qu'une planète intra-mercurielle, cependant, comme les éléments les plus nécessaires, tels que la position et un disque ou une phase sensible, manquent à mon observation, je crois qu'il est de mon devoir de me tenir sur la réserve et de suspendre quant à présent mes conclusions sur la nature probable de cet astre." Davidson, George. "Intra-Mercurial Planets." Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences, 1 (1884-1886): 51-54. Davidson, George. "Intra-Mercurial Planets." Sidereal Messenger, 3 (May 1884): 113-115. Davidson gives the date of the eclipse as 1882, (it was in 1883); and, he identifies Trouvelot's "red star" as Delta Arietis, (or, Botein), and only finds its description as having red color problematic. Delta Arietis is identified as a K2 III spectral classification, which would be an orange hued star. Harrison, Henry. "Intra-Mercurial Planets." Sidereal Messenger, 3 (June 1884): 135-136. "Societies and Academies." Nature, 28 (September 27, 1883): 535-536, at 536. "M. Trouvelot's Red Star." Nature, 28 (October 4, 1883): 546. Caroline Island is located in Kiribati, at 9.9138° S, 150.2038° W. “Intra-Mercurial Planet.” New York Times, July 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. Swift, Lewis. “Vulcan Beyond Reasonable Doubt.” New York Times, August 4, 1883, p. 3 c. 5. "The Eclipse Observations." Nature, 28 (June 14, 1883): 145-146. "...The intra-Mercurial planet Vulcan was not seen by M. Palisa." Johann Palisa was the director of the Austrian Naval Observatory at Pula, who later discovered 122 asteroids. "Vermischte Nachrichten." Astronomisch Nachrichten, 107 (1883): 47-48. "Nach einer Mittheilung von Prof. E.S. Holden vom 20. Jui d. J., die ich seit längerer Zeit in Händen habe, ist es gar night zu bezweiseln, dass der rothe Stern identisch mit α Arietis ist." Holden identified Trouvelot's "red star" as Alpha Arietus, (or Hamal).) "Report of the Eclipse Expedition to Caroline Island, May 1883." Memoirs of the National Academy of Science, 2 (1883): 100-101. Holden also searched for Vulcan, with a six-inch telescope. "On May 6 1 began sweeping a few seconds after totality commenced, and swept carefully and deliberately over the space marked on the accompanying map without finding any new object. I am positive that no star as bright as five and a half magnitude could have escaped me. I saw all the sixth magnitude stars within this space except the three nearest the sun. I saw no seventh magnitude stars anywhere." "My instrumental means were sufficient to have detected it had it existed." "...I must regard the fact of the non-existence of Vulcan as definitively settled by Dr. Palisa's observations and my own." "Scientific News." English Mechanic, 38 (no. 972; November 9, 1883): 216. (Athenaeum, ca. 1883-1885; 1884, pt. 1, pp. 540, 636???, nil in 1884 pt. 2.) Ball, Robert Stawell. Star-land. 1890, 39-41, (figure 18). "A pretty picture of the total eclipse of the sun which occurred on 6th May, 1883, is here shown (Fig. 18.)." "This was completed within less than half of the duration of totality, and the artist had still three minutes left to devote to another and quite different part of the work, which does not concern us at present." The sketch of the eclipse, at totality, made by Trouvelot shows stars and a tropical horizon, (probably as a fanciful background to the coronal display, but without any reference to the "red star"). "Académie des Sciences." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 525; June 23): 63-64. "De grandes photographies ont été prises jusqu'à 15 degrés du soleil dans le but de découvrir des planètes intra-mercurielles; le résultat a été complètement négatif." The photographic search for Vulcan failed to find anything, (with no apparent attempt to identify the "red star").]


1883 May 7 / [LT], 7-e / Explosion near Portsmouth. [B; 482. "Fatal Shell Explosion." London Times, May 7, 1883, p. 7 c. 5.]


1883 May 7 / 3:10 a.m. / Nashville, Tenn. / met train / 37 seconds / MWR 07-391. [V; 1258. Trowbridge, C.C. "On Atmospheric Currents at Very Great Altitudes." Monthly Weather Review, 35 (September 1907): 390-397, at 391, (table 5).]


1883 May 8 / morning / Strong q. / Catania, Sicily / L.T. 9-7-c. [V; 1259. “Earthquake in Sicily.” London Times, May 9, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


1883 May 9 / afterglow / Tyrol. / Symons Met 19-23. [V; 1260. Ward, Michael Foster. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (March 1884): 22-24.]


1883 May 9 / Protuberances on sun / R—Sept 26, '79. [V; 1261. Refer to: 1879 Sept 26, (IV; 2786). Riccò, Annibale. "Grand Protubérances Solaires Observées à Palermo de 1881 à 1887." Astronomie, 7 (1888): 215-223., at 221-223, (figure 71).]


1883 May 9, 11 / Aug 26 // Brilliant "unusual” sunsets noted in Switzerland, May 9, 11, 1883. / Symons 19-23. [V; 1262. Ward, Michael Foster. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (March 1884): 22-24. Ward was in Bavaria and in Austria, (but did not mention being in Switzerland).]


1883 May 9 and 11 / See Ap. 26. / Brilliant, unusual sunsets noted in New Zealand / Symons, 19-23. [V; 1263. Ward, Michael Foster. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (March 1884): 22-24. See: 1883 April 26, (V; 1246), and, 1883 Ap. 26, (V; 1247). Before the eruption of Krakatoa, in August, similar “unusual” sunsets and afterflows followed the eruption of Tongariro, in 1883.]


1883 May 12 / See May 17. [V; 1264. See: 17 May 1883, (V; 1271 to 1276, & 1280).]


1883 May / Extraordinary sunsets in Natal becoming more marked from Feb to June / Knowledge 5-418. [V; 1265. Noble, William. “The Recent Extraordinary Sunrises and Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (June 6, 1884): 418.]


1883 May 13 / Trib, 9-5 / Ghost in ship. [B; 502. “Seeing a Ghost on Shipboard.” New York Tribune, May 13, 1883, p. 9 c. 5.]


1883 May (13 / 8 p.m.) / and 14 // Epinal, France / A great met seen also in Switzerland. On 14th, 9 p.m., another but greater. / Jour. des Debats 21-3-3. [V; 1266. “Plusieurs personnes d'Epinal et des environs signalent....” Journal des Debats, May 21, 1883, p. 3 c. 3.]


1883 May 13 / Tornado / Kansas / Kansas Review 7-121. [V; 1267. “The Kansas City Tornado, May 13, 1883.” Kansas City Review of Science and Industry, 7 (no. 2; June, 1883): 121-124.]


1883 May 13 / 8 p.m. / At Epinal, travelling from S.E. to N.W., large detonating meteor / Nature 28/88 / N.M. [V; 1268. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (May 24, 1883): 88-89, at 88.]


1883 May 15 / 6:30 p.m. / at sunset / Sun pillar / Observatory 6-253. [V; 1269. “The Sun-Pillar and the Zodiacal Light.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 252-254. Hall, Maxwell. “Sun Pillar seen in Jamaica.” Nature, 28 (July 5, 1883): 225.]


1883 May 16 / Concussions and loud sounds / Jour. des Debats, May 18-2-5 / In Valence (Fr) / Spain. [V; 1270. “On télégraphie de Madrid, le 16 mai....” Journal des Debats, May 18, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 May 17 / D. fog / Paris / May 3, 1868. [V; 1271. See: 1868 May 3, (III: 1340, 1341, & 1342).]


1883 May 17 / Was a dry fog. Similar odor at Paris, May 17, 18, 1842. / C.R. 14-840. [V; 1272. "M. Lerond adresse...." Comptes Rendus, 14 (1842): 840. See: 1842 May 17 and 18, (II; 457).]


1883 May 17 / D. fog. / France / and volc., Java / See May 24, 1919. [V; 1273. See: (1919 May 24).]


1883 May 17, 19, 31 / See L'Annee Sci 1884/37. [V; 1274. “Les lueurs crépusculaires de 1883-184.” Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 28 (1884): 35-52, at 39. “Ainsi, le 17 janvier, [1884,] vers 5 heures du soir, le ciel était teint en rouge sur toute l'étendue de l'horizon ouest.”]


1883 May 17 / Iceland / See March 12-21. [V; 1275. See: 1883 March 12-21, (V; 1191).]


1883 May 17 / Fontenay (Côte-d-Or) / At 5 a.m. came a thick fog, turning the sun red, spreading an unsupportable sulphurous odor. / L Astro 2/264 / Lasted all day, but in evening the moon shone almost unaffected. / Flammarion adds that the phe had been observed at Besançon, Langres, Autun, Chalon-sur-Saône, Salins, and Dijon. At Phalsburg, 17, 19, and 31. Says that ac to letters from Iceland there had been violent eruptions there especially on the 12th and 21st. [V; 1276.1, 1276.2. Bazerolle, F. “Brouillard sec.” Astronomie, 2 (1883): 264-265.]


1883 May 17 / La Nat, 21/47, a cor writes that at Dijon the most remarkable fog that had ever appeared there—so intense as to shut out the sun and having a strong sulphurous odor. It had appeared in many places in the Cote-d'Or and l'Yonne. It appeared to be brought on a wind from the North or N.W. [V; 1280.1, 1280.2. Bazin, Henry Émile. “Brouillard Extraordinaire.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 524; June 16): 47.]


1883 May 19, etc. / In Nature, Jan 3, 1884, p. 226, said that in 1883 reports of a volcanic eruption in Iceland were current, and were founded upon peculiar appearances of the sky and upon columns of smoke or vapor rising in the far distance—"Nothing definite, has, however, been ascertained as to these phenomena." / See March, ab. 12  and later. [V; 1277.1, 1277.2. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 225-226, at 226. See: (March , ab. 12 and later.). The Grímsvötn volcano was in eruption from January 15 to about April 15, 1883.]


1883 May 19 / BA 1911 / no mention of q or eruption in Iceland. [V; 1278. Milne, 730-731. Milne records earthquakes in Iceland on December 21, 1882, and on November 2, 1884, (but nothing in 1883). The Grímsvötn volcano was in eruption from January 15 to about April 15, 1883.]


1883 May 19 / Nothing of phe in Iceland in Nature, Knowledge, etc. [V; 1279.]


1883 May 19 / The volc. fog. Nothing in Times of the eruption in Iceland. If so a small one. Was earlier in year. [V; 1281.]


1883 May 19 and 31 / Explanations in La N., p. 70. Burning grass, etc. But had been observed in Phalsbourg, (Alsace-Lorraine) 17, 19, 31st. Very intense and spreading an odor of sulphur. On 31st strongest and greatest stench—said easily explained—farmers had burned off grasses, etc. [V; 1282.1, 1282.2. “Brouillard Sulfureux du 19 Mai 1883.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 526; June 30): 70-71. The sulphurous fogs were supposedly produced by farmers in Holland and Germany burning vegetation and and peat bogs, to clear their land of weeds and to cheaply fertilize their crops.]


1883 May 18-19 / night / Cyclone / Wis / Ill / Sun 20-1-3 / 21-1-4. [V; 1283. “Cyclones Deaing Death.” New York Sun, May 20, 1883, p. 1, c. 3-4. “The Work of the Cyclone.” New York Sun, May 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 May 18 / strange pebbles / Hillsboro, Illinois / D-168. ** [V; 1284. The note copies information from page 168 of The Book of the Damned. “Winds.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 5; May 1883): 114-118, at 115. "A number of stones, of peculiar formation and shapes uncommon in this region, were showered upon a farm near its track.” The “stones” that fell near Hillsboro, in association with a tornado, were probably hailstones.]


1883 May 18-19 / Turtle 11 inches diameter fell at Vienna, Mo. Said been scooped from a creek 3 miles away. How know. / Horses, etc., carried far. / Sun 25-2-6. [V; 1285. “Tornado in Missouri.” New York Sun, May 25, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 May 19, about / 10 p.m.—band of light said been auroral—this looked like a lake in Monsteras with shores covered with trees and faint outlines of farms. / at Lake Ludvika, Sweden / M.W.R., May, 1883. [V; 1286. “Atmospheric Electricity.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 5; May, 1883): 120-121. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (June 7, 1883):133-135, at 134. Mönsterås, Sweden.]


1883 May 20 / to 9 a.m. night / and night of 21st // Fall of dust near Krakatoa / BA '85/773. [V; 1287. Meldrum, Charles. “A Tabular Statement of the Dates at which, and the Localities where, Pumice or Volcanic Dust was seen in the Indian Ocean in 1883-84.” Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1885, 773-779, at 773. “Very fine dust commenced to fall about 2 p.m. The fall continued all night, and stopped about 9 a.m. on the 21st. Small quantities fell again during the night.” The Krakatau volcano began erupting on May 20, 1883; and, the barque Actœa was about four degrees of longitude to the west of Krakatau.]


1883 May / Krakatoa / 2 fertile and densely inhabited islands covered with mud several yards deep. All inhabitants perished. / Nature 30-372 / 3 other islands near K disappeared. [V; 1288. “Notes.” Nature, 30 (August 14, 1884): 371-374, at 372-373.]


1883 May (18) / NY Times 19-1-7 / 20-1-5 / 21-1-3 / Tornado / Illinois and Wis / Especially Racine, Wis. [V; 1289. “Struck by a Tornado,” and, “Tornado in Illinois.” New York Times, May 19, 1883, p. 1 c. 7. “Devastated by Cyclones.” New York Times, May 20, 1883, p. 1 c. 4-5. “The Illinois Tornado.” New York Times, May 20, 1883, p. 1 c. 5-6. “The Western Cyclones.” New York Times, May 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 3-4.]


1883 May 20 / Sea captain's account of eruption of Krakatoa / World, Oct 2-8-6. [V; 1290. (New York World, October 2, 1883, p. 8 c. 6.)]


1883 May 21 / Look up where volc? / Bay of Sunda / Darkness and fall of ashes from a volcanic eruption / M.W.R., Aug., p. 191. [V; 1291. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 8; August 1883): 190-193, at 191-192. The Krakatau volcano is 6° South latitude and 105° East longtiude. See: 1883 May 20, (V; 1287).]


1883 May 22 / See April 26. / New Zealand volc. Tongariro most violent in 13 years / D News, June 14-5-4 / See Ap. 26. [V; 1292. “New Zealand.” London Daily News, June 14, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. See: 1883 April 26, (V; 1246), and, 1883 Ap. 26, (V; 1247). The Tongariro volcano.]


1883 May 22 / 23 h., 55 m / 2 shocks / Catlettsburg, Ky. / Ref., Jan. 1. [V; 1293. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 361. The time was stated as “23h 30m,” (not “23h 55m”).]


1883 May 24 / L.T., 12-b / Volc in Java. [V; 1294. “Volcanic Eruption.” London Times, May 24, 1883, p. 12 c. 2.]


1883 May 24 / (The fog) / In Jour. des Debat, June 1, said that upon the 24th in the East of France in the Valley of the Saöne, the Rhine and the Meuse, an intense fog had formed suddenly. There were electric clouds in it and it spread a strong sulphurous odor. [V; 1295. “Un phénomène météorologique....” Journal des Debats, June 1, 1883, p. 2 c. 4-5.]


1883 May 25 / [LT], 8-b / Explosion / Gunpowder works / Pembery. [B; 483. "The Pembery Burrows Explosion." London Times, May 25, 1883, p. 8 c. 2.]


1883 May 25, 26, 27, 28 / No sunspots / these and Feb 23, the only such days in 1883 / Science, Nov. 14, 1884. [V; 1296. Todd, David Peck. “Sun-spots.” Science, s. 1 v. 4 (November 14, 1884): 453.]


1883 May 26 / Great protuberance from limb of sun / Knowledge 3/346. [V; 1297. Prosses, W. Owen. “Singular Solar Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 3 (June 8, 1883): 346, (illustration).]


1883 May 26 / Disap of George Simonson of N.Y. / See World, June 5-1-3, etc. [B; 503. (New York World, June 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.) “Strange Story of Disappearance.” New York Tribune, June 4, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 May 28 / mirage / bet 6-7:30 p.m. / Finsbo, Sweden / at short intervals scenes—mountains, lakes, forests, and farms / Nature 28/158. [V; 1298. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (June 14, 1883): 155-158, at 158.]


1883 June / Trance / Religio-Ph J, Jan 26, 1884, p. 7 / Woman aged 35, in Glascow in a trance from June to end of Nov. Fed with a stomach tube. [B; 504. "A Long Trance." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no. 22; January 26, 1884): 7, (c. 1).]


1883 June 2 / Tornado / Texas / Sun 5-1-7. [V; 1299. “Tornadoes in the South.” New York Sun, June 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 7.]


1883 June 3 / 2 large fireballs. one in Austria and one in Germany, with same radiant in Scorpio. Almost identical at ab. 7 degrees N.E. of Antares. Same as June 17, 1873. / ac to Prof Niessl / also June 7, 1878 / July 13, 1879 / Observatory 7-136. [V; 1300. Denning, William Frederick. “The Fireball-radiant in Scorpio (June).” Observatory, 7 (1884): 136-138, at 136. See: 1873 June 17, (IV; 1228); 1878 June 7, (IV; 2377); and, 1879 July 13, (IV; 2744).]


1883 June 3 / 10:55 p.m. / Bolide / Chatelineau, Belgium / traversed Cepheus and Cassiopeia / L Astro 3/32. [V; 1301. “Bolide remarquable.” Astronomie, 3 (1884): 32-33.]


1883 June 3 / 9:45 p.m. / Germany / Great met / Zeit Met 18/259, 297 / Laibach—433. [V; 1302. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 248-260, at 259-260. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 296-306, at 297-298. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 423-434, at 433.]


[1883 June 3 /] 1883 Jan 3 / 10:40 p.m. / London met—10 seconds and then disap behind houses. / E Mec 37/288. [V; 1077. Goodacre, Walter. “A Brilliant Meteor.” English Mechanic, 37 (no. 950; June 8, 1883): 313.]


1883 June 4 / World, 5-1 / Disaps / not solved / 5-1-3. [B; 505. (New York World, June 4, 1883, p. 5 c. 1.) (New York World, June 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 June 5 / whirl / New Zealand Times, Aug 29-2-4—Village of Neelisnallur, attached to the Kurkulputti Station, according to the Superintendent of Police in the Tinnevelly district of the Madras Presidency, a whirlwind picked up 3 children, a man, and a woman who were working in a field, dropped them, killing the man and woman. In another field sheep were similarly treated. [V; 1303.1, 1303.2. “An account of  a remarkable atmospherical phenomenon....” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), August 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 4. “Kurkulputti Station” was probably the village of  Kurukkalpatti, Tamil Nadu, India.]


1883 June 7 / [LT], 13-d / Abandonment of the Gloucester City / See Aug 9. / See Sept 4. / See Sept 25, Aug 29. / March 23 / Jan 22, 23 / Ap. 26. [B; 506. (London Times, June 7, 1883, p. 13 c. 4; not found here.) “Disasters at Sea.” London Times, March 8, 1883, p. 10 c. 5. The Gloucester City sank after colliding with ice floes on voyage from Bristol to New York, on February 23, 1883; but, its fate was not known until the steamer that had rescued its crew arrived in Havre. See: 1883 Jan 23, (B; 442); 1883 Ap. 26, (B; 499); 1883 Aug 9, (B; 524); 1883 Aug 29, (V; 1565); (Sept. 4; Sept 25; March 23; Jan 22).]


1883 June 8 / 7:51 p.m. / Met train over the Persian Gulf / M.W.R. '07/395 / 40 minutes / Denning, Telescopic Work, p. 278. [V; 1304. (Denning, William Frederick. Telescopic Work, p. 278.) Trowbridge, C.C. "On Atmospheric Currents at Very Great Altitudes." Monthly Weather Review, 35 (September 1907): 390-397, at 393 & 395.]


1883 June 8 / met train / 7:51 p.m. / A meteor—train lasted to 8:33 p.m. / Persian Gulf met appeared like a star of 3rd mag in Ursa Major, brightened and then seen to be moving, leaving a train that never moved from the point of first appearance (while met lasted? I ask.), increased to size of sun—too brilliant for eyes to bear—the train then zigzagged. / Cape Jask, Persian Gulf / Observatory 6-270.“Cape Jask” is now identified as Jask, (Bandar-e Jask), Iran. The meteor disappeared at the horizon, (apparently into the Persian Gulf); but, its train, “a thin whip-like streak of flame,” (from the point midway between its first appearance and the horizon), brightened over 5 minutes and remained constant another 12 minutes, before it “paled down.”]


1883 June 9 / [LT], 7-d / 11-8-c / 15-5-c / Explosion gunpowder by lightning at Fortress of Scutari / See June 16. [B; 484. "Explosion at Scutari." London Times, June 9, 1883, p. 7 c. 4. "The Explosion at Scutari." London Times, June 11, 1883, p. 8 c. 3. "Albania." London Times, June 15, 1883, p. 5 c. 3. See: 1883 June 16, (B; 485).]


1883 Jun 11 / Tornado / Iowa / Sun 12-1-5. [V; 1306. “A Tornado in Iowa.” New York Sun, June 12, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.]


1883 / night June 11-12 // q / Belg / C et T 8-38. [V; 1307. Lancaster, Albert Benoît Marie. "Les Tremblements de terre en Belgique." Ciel et Terre, 8 (March 16, 1887): 25-43, at 39.]


1883 June 13 / L.T., 7-a / 15-5-a / Lost Balloon. [B; 507. "The Lost Balloon." London Times, June 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 1. "France." London Times, June 15, 1883, p. 5 c. 1. The balloon, which ascended at Dunkirk and headed toward the North Sea, was rescued off Kent.]


1883 June 13 / 2:15 p.m. / Tornado / Long Island / Sun 14-1-7 / 15-1-3 / also Missouri. [V; 1308. “Tornado on Long Island.” New York Sun, June 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 7. “Ten Seconds in a Tornado.” New York Sun, June 15, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 June 14 / Like a Celeste / found Atlantic / but crew's clothes and bedding gone / supposed that murdered the capt / World 19-1-2. [B; 508. (New York World, June 19, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.)]


1883 June 15 / Meteors / vol. 18 / Ref, Jan. 1866. [V; 1309. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 296-306, at 297-298.]


1883 June 16 / [LT], 12-a / Explosion / Lightning strikes Powder Mill at Basingill. / See June 9. [B; 485. "Gunpowder Mill Struck by Lightning." London Times, June 16, 1883, p. 12 c. 1. See: 1883 June 9, (B; 484).]


1883 June 16 / Capt. Harding of brig Aristos, sent boat with 5 men to a vessel. Vessel carried them off. / N.Y.World, June 29-2-5. [B; 509. (New York World, June 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.)]


1883 June 16 / For a disap and a Celeste, see Ap 20, 1897. [B; 510. See: 1897 Ap 20, (C; 345).]


1883 June 16 / Lat 42° and 63 / A captain sends boat and sailors to a vessel to ask for food. Vessel carries them off. 6 men. NY Times 29-2-5 / 30-4-6 / See Aug. 17. [B; 511. “Deserted on the High Seas.” New York Times, June 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “The Flying Dutchman.” New York Times, June 30, 1883, p. 4 c. 5-6. See: (Aug. 17).]


1883 June 18 / Lib / [LT], 4-c / Wtchcraft Curious at Halstock // 6-6-c / in Prussia. [B; 512. "Witchcraft in West Prussia." London Times, June 6, 1883, p. 6 c. 3. Meredith, R.F. "Witchcraft." London Times, June. 18, 1883, p. 4 c. 3 ]


1883 June 18 / Tornado / Ohio / Sun 20-1-4 // on 20th in Missouri / 22-1-3+. [V; 1310. “Monday's Tornado.” New York Sun, June 20, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Tornado in Missouri.” New York Sun, June 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 June 19 / Eruption of the volc in Lake Nicaragua / L.T., Aug. 22-3-e / See May 1. / Nature 28-401. [V; 1311. “An American Volcanic Earthquake.” London Times, August 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 5. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (August 23, 1883): 400-403, at 401. See: 1883 May 1, (V; 1248). The Concepción volcano.]


1883 June 19-28 / Volc. activity began in an island in Lake Nicaragua, supposed extinct. Eruption highest intensity 26-28. / Sci Amer 49-85. [V; 1312. “Eruption of a Volcano in Lake Nicaragua.” Scientific American, n.s., 49 (August 11, 1883): 85. The Concepción volcano.]


1883 June 20 / Devastating floods in Silesia / D News, 22nd. [V; 1313. “The Floods in Silesia.” London Daily News, June 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 June 21, etc. / Column of flame visible a great distance over Vesuvius. fiery glow every evening. / L.T. 12-11-d. [V; 1314. “Vesuvius.” London Times, July 12, 1883, p. 11 c. 4.]


1883 June 21 / Cl. burst in Silesia / An. Reg. [V; 1315. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1883: pt. 2, 1-53, at 24.]


1883 June 23 / D. News of / For a month rained almost every day in Switzerland—Floods there. [V; 1316. “The Weather in Switzerland.” London Daily News, June 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 June 24 / 10 p.m. / Lunar rainbow / Kaikoura, N Zealand / at 11:50 a shock of q. / New Zealand Times 26-2-6. [V; 1317. “Telegraphic News.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), June 26, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 June 25 / E. Cornwall and W. Devon / q / Ashburton / 1st ab 1:45 p.m. / loud rumbling noise / small 2 at Ashburton / one at 1:36 / Reported from Widecombe Vicarage as like distant thunder or like the firing of a gun. / Trans Devonshire Assoc. 16/77 / (C.O.) [V; 1318.1, 1318.2. “Ninth Report of the Committee on Scientific Memoranda.” Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 16 (1884): 70-85, at 77-85.]


1883 June 24-26 / Melmo, Sweden, extraordinary flight of dragon-flies. More on 25th. But on 26th, millions. For more than 12 hours. / Reported for all southern and central Sweden and Denmark. / Nature 28/271. [V; 1319. Newton, Alfred. “Extraordinary Flight of Dragon-Flies.” Nature, 28 (July 19, 1883): 271.]


1883 June 25 / Launceton, Cornwall / 1:40 p.m. / Shock apparently of earthquake and a rumbling sound. About an hour later was repeated. / L.T. 26-5-e. [V; 1320. “Earthquake in Cornwall.” London Times, June 26, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 June 25 / Near Holsworthy, Devonshire, q and a sound not like thunder but like the rumbling of a wagon. Half an hour later, a clap of thunder. / Symons 18-89. [V; 1321. “Earthquakes of June 25th.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (July 1883): 89-90.]


1883 June 25 / 3 / From Launceston to Holsworthy / Devonshire sound like rumble underground and q at 1:40 p.m. / again ab. 1:50 / 2:05. One cor says that the shock at 2:05 was a clap of thunder but quite certain first shock was not. / Symons' Met 18-89. [V; 1322. “Earthquakes of June 25th.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (July 1883): 89-90.]


1883 June 26 / Floods on Lower Missouri. [V; 1323. “The Low Lands Still Submerged.” New York Sun, June 27, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 June 30 / Great group of sunspots / Knowledge 4-60. [V; 1324. “Large Sun-Spot.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (July 27, 1883): 60.]


1883 June 30 / One of the largest of measured sunspots / Flammarion, Pop. Astro, p. 256. [V; 1325. Flammarion, Camille. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens. New York: D. Appleton, 1894, 256.]


1883 June 30 / Tremendous sunspot / L'Astro 7/125. [V; 1326. “Taches solaires visibles à œil nu.” Astronomie, 7 (1888): 123-133, at 125, (figure 38).]


1883 July / Comet-like / Knowledge 4/293. [V; 1327. “A Curious Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (November 9, 1883): 293.]


1883 July 1 / N. York / Disap. / C.W. Cass / World 2-5-5. [B; 513. (New York World, July 2, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.)]


1883 July 1 / Trib, 1-2 / Powder / Winnipeg, Mass. [V; 1328. “A Tremendous Powder Explosion.” New York Tribune, July 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.]


1883 July 1-9 / Disastrous storms in Switzerland / D. News 9-5-7. [V; 1329. “Storms in Switzerland.” London Daily News, July 9, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


[1883 July 2] / Disap / 1883, World, July 2-5-5 / C.W. Cass. [B; 514. (New York World, July 2, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.)]


1883 July 2 / [LT], 5-d / Explosion / Winnipeg. [B; 486. "Canada." London Times, July 2, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 2 / evening / Cyclone / Conn / Mass / Sun 3-1-6. [V; 1330. “Tornado in New England.” New York Sun, July 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 July 2 / N. e. sunspot for the 4th time in 8 months / Knowledge 4-29 / Near it another goodsized one—others in a group. [V; 1332. “Large Sun-Spot.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (July 13, 1883): 29.]


1883 July 2-3 / Earth lumps / Reading, Eng / (D-108). [V; 1333. The note copies information from page 108 of The Book of the Damned. Symons, George James. "The Non-existence of Thunderbolts." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 14 (1888): 208-212, at 211.]


1883 July, etc. / Great sunspot / Sid Mes 2-159. /// 1915. [V; 1334. “Editorial Notes.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (August 1883): 156-163, at 159, (illustration).]


1883 July 3 / 11:09 p.m. / Germany / met / Zeit Met 18/298. [V; 1331. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 296-306, at 298.]


[1883 July 3 /] 1883 July 4 / Meteor / vol 18 / Ref, Jan 1, 1866. [V; 1336. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 296-306, at 298. See: 1883 July 3, (V; 1331).]


1883 July 4 / Living / B.D. / L.T. of, copying from the Gazzetta dell' Emilia / A thick coal-black cloud that settled upon the slopes of the Apen (How spell?). It burst at Maglio. Found been composed of countless chestnut leaves and a vast quantity of tiny toads. Specimens were sent to the Editor of the Gaz. [V; 1335.1, 1335.2. The note copies information from page 80 of The Book of the Damned. "Singular Phenomenon." London Times, July 4, 1883, p. 4 c. 2. The Apennines.]


1883 July 4 / (+) / In Westmanland, Sweden / stones with very large hail / Zeit Met 20/235 / (great deal) / Sc Am 108/17. [V; 1337. Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik. “Nedfallandet af stenar tilsamman med mycket stora hagel vid Broby m. fl. ställen i Vestmanland.” Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, 41 (1884, no. 6): 3-15. "Literaturbericht." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 20 (1885): 235-240, at 235-237. “How the Wind Carries Pebbles of Large Size.” Scientific American, n.s., 108 (January 4, 1913): 17.]


1883 July 5 / Floods in India / Punjab / D. News, 6th / In 7th says at Surat and Khandeish—most disastrous in 60 years—villages swept away. [V; 1338. “The Floods in India.” London Daily News, July 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 7. “The Floods in India.” London Daily News, July 7, 1883, p. 5 c. 8.]


1883 July 6 / 11 h, 15 m / Cairo, Ill. / slight q / Ref., Jan. 1. [V; 1339. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 361.]


1883 July 7 / 11 p.m. / Severe shock throughout S. Australia / Illustrated Australian News—Aug. 8. [V; 1340. “South Australia.” Illustrated Australian News, August 8, 1883, p. 126 c. 2-3.]


1883 July 8 / (Fish) / During a heavy storm a farm near Hannibal, Mo., was literally covered with catfish, "from two to six inches in length, all alive and kicking". / Quebec Daily Mercury, 13-1-3. [V; 1341. "A Shower of Fish." Quebec Mercury, July 13, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 July 8 / 9 a.m. / Great met / Sanford, Florida / July 9—one late at night in Jacksonville / NY Times 14-3-5. [V; 1342. “Two Florida Meteors.” New York Times, July 14, 1883, p. 3 c. 5.]


1883 July 8 / hailstones with sand in / Huron, Dakota. ** [V; 1343. “Precipitation.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 7; July 1883): 156-159, at 158. “On the 23rd, at Lake Byron, eighteen miles northeast of this place, a violent hail storm occurred. The hailstones were remarkably large, and were found to be mixed with sand.”]


1883 July 7 / D-97 / Lachine / Met or glob. lightning in rainstorm / N.Y. Times 14-3-5 / Symons  18-121 / Lachine 8 miles from Montreal. [V; 1344. The note copies information from page 97 of The Book of the Damned. “The Day Meteor at Lachine.” New York Times, July 14, 1883, p. 3 c. 5. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 7; July 1883): 168-171, at 169. Claypole, E.W. "The Lachine Aërolite." Nature, 28 (August 2, 1883): 319. “An Extraordinary Meteor.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (September 1883): 121. “The Lachine Aerolite.” Montreal Daily Star, July 11, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 July 10 / Rainstorm on L. Ontario / Science 2-446. [V; 1345. “The rain-storm in Ontario on July 10.” Science, s. 1 v. 2 (September 28, 1883): 446. The heavy rain storm occurred around London, Ontario, (not on Lake Ontario).]


1883 July 11 / Cl brst / See Jan 11, 1880. [V; 1346. See: 1880 Jan 11, (V; 78).]


1883 July 11 / 11:50 p.m. / Portland, Me / A large meteor like "a wandering electric light". About an hour before the sky had a strange appearance "as it did last year when the comet was visible.” / NY Times 13-5-4. [V; 1347. “Wednesday Night's Great Meteor.” New York Times, July 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 11 / Deluges in Europe at this time. [V; 1348. (Refs.???)]


1883 July middle of / Great change of temperature set in over Central Europe. On 15th great fall of snow upon the whole Carinthian Alps. / L.T. 25-4-b. [V; 1349. “Snow in July.” London Times, July 25, 1883, p. 4 c. 2.]


1883 July 11 / D News of / Storms alternating with great heat in Switzerland. On 7th one such not in 50 years. [V; 1350. “Severe Storm in Switzerland.” London Daily News, July 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 July 11 / Cl burst / London Advertiser / In the morning from a bluff looking down at the river—a sea with tops of houses protruding—fences, wood, cordwood, etc., circling in eddies. Came suddenly. Stories of people roused by sound of water tumbling in their doors and windows. / From the bluff—house after house coming down the shore, one of them smoke still coming from its chimney. Sudden—someone else awakened at 3 a.m. by sound of water rushing into his cellar. Soon the water reached his parlor floor and was then four feet deep there. / Iron bridge that tottered and then shot out sparks as the girders gave away. At Chatham "nothing unusual,” no rain, weather fine, warm and sultry. / Lond. Ad., 12th / Someone interviewed in a place where streets not easily recognized. "Yes, there are two houses from Blackfriar street. There is a cottage from the Wharncliffe, and a two-story from John street. There are two yonder: I scarcely know where they came from. / Suddenness—Mr. W.M. Crone, who knew nothing of it until moved his hand in the water while asleep. / Surely no terrific downpour on his roof. So with others, evidently great downfall on small area, so many awakened [in] the tremendous rain. Many lives lost. [V; 1351.1 to 1351.6. “Terrible Destruction by Water.” London Advertiser, July 11, 1883, p. 1 c. 5-8 & p. 4 c. 3-9. “Sad Details.” London Advertiser, July 12, 1883, p. 2 c. 4-5 & p. 4 c. 4-7. “After the Flood.” London Advertiser, July 13, 1883, p. 1 c. 6-9. The following quote does not appear in the microfilmed edition of the Advertiser: "Yes, there are two houses from Blackfriar street....”]


1883 July 11 / London Advertiser, July 17—That the total mean rainfall for all Ontario, during 1881, was 22.68 inches. That 18 inches had been reported as the fall at London, July 11th. [V; 1352. “Permanent Protection.” London Advertiser, July 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1883 July 11 / For a heavier fall, see July 15, 1916. [V; 1353. See: (1916 July 15).]


1883 July 11 / Cl. burst / Oct. 9, 1827. [V; 1354. See: 1827 Oct 9, (I: 1347 to 1349).]


1883 July 11 / Ontario floods / See preceding. [V; 1355. See: 1883 July 11, (V: 1351 & 1352).]


1883 July 11 / Cyclone at Soldier, Kansas. "A hot wind was blowing all day." / Hamilton (Ont) Daily Spectator 13-1-7. [V; 1356. “A Kansas Cyclone.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), July 13, 1883, p. 1 c. 7.]


1883 July 12 / [LT], 6-e / Explosives found at sea / Another case, see Jan., 1883, index. [B; 487. "Explosives Found at Sea." London Times, July 12, 1883, p. 6 c. 5. “The Discovery of Explosives at Liverpool.” London Times, March 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 12 / Ice / Chicago / D-176. ** [V; 1357. The note copies information from page 176 of The Book of the Damned. ("Precipitation." Monthly Weather Review, 11 (July 1883): 156-159, at 158.) “One lump of ice that struck and remained on the tug Mary McLane's deck was as large as a brick, and weighed fully two pounds. This huge missel made a deep dent in the deck when it struck, and the deckhnnd narrowly escaped it. It was put in the cook's refrigerator and kept until last evening, and was shown to numerous curious people.”]


1883 July 12 / World, 8-3 / Powder magazine at Batavia, Java. [V; 1358. (New York World, July 12, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.)]


1883 July 13 / (Ref) / morning / Wilmington, Del. / Explosion Duponts powder works / Hamilton (Ont) Daily Spectator 14—p. 1. [V; 1359. “Texas Colored Men.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), July 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 July 13 / Severe shock / Tasmania / Illustrated Australian News, Aug. 8. [V; 1360. “Tasmania.” Illustrated Australian News, August 8, 1883, p. 126 c. 3-4.]


1883 July 14 / 1 h., 30 m. / Cairo, Ill / Ballard Co., Ky / light shock / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1361. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 362.]


1883 July 16 / Prominences of extreme brilliance on sun. / July 22, a long chain of spots on sun's southern hemisphere, extending from limb to limb. / Athenaeum, Sept 8-310. [V; 1362. (Athenaeum, September 8, 1883, p. 310.)]


1883 July 17 / Trib, 5-4 / Explosion powder / Glens Falls. [V; 1363. “Explosion of a Paper-Mill Boiler.” New York Tribune, July 17, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 21 / [LT], 7-e / Explosion / factory / St. Petersburg. [B; 488. "Explosion in a Powder Manufactory." London Times, July 21, 1883, p. 7 c. 5.]


1883 July 21 / Aeronaut Jovis in the balloon Albatross started from Marseilles to cross the Mediterranean. / 2 companions. / Violent wind drove it toward Italy. At 9 p.m. seen at sea, near La Ciotat. / Not heard from since. / D. News 23-5-5 // On 22nd—landed at Brescia. / 24-5-4. [V; 1364.1, 1364.2. “Attempt to Cross the Mediterranean in a Balloon.” London Daily News, July 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. “The Balloon Ascent from Marseilles.” London Daily News, July 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 22 / Extraordinary number of sunspots in the southern hemisphere / La Nature 21/143. [V; 1365. Meunier, Stanislas. "Académie des Sciences." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 530; July 28): 142-144, at 143. Thollon, Louis. “Perturbations solaires nouvellement observées.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 252-254.]


1883 July 22 / 7 a.m. / At Marseilles, by M. Bruguière, at the side of a sunspot a luminous jet / L'Astro 2-348 / Observed to 29th. [V; 1366. “Explosions solaires.” Astronomie, 2 (1883): 348.]


1883 July 23 / SS on land / World, 5-6, from Chicago Inter-Ocean / Snakes or a snake in Illinois. At Lytlleville, one that had been seen by seven persons, 15 feet long—"beneath its mouth a sac as large as a 2-quart jar, black on back and greenish blue on sides. Then Mr. G.W. Adams, of Downs township, not far from L, told of having stepped over what he supposed was a log—serpent 20 feet long. Then a story of a serp seen 3 miles below Joliet. Story of an immense snake that had coiled around and killed a cow. [B; 515.1, 515.2. (New York World, July 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.)]


1883 July 23 / Tornado / Minn. and Dakota / Railroad train overturned / D. News 24-5-5. [V; 1367. “Tornadoes in America.” London Daily News, July 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 23 / 2 spots on the midnight sun reported from North Cape, Norway / L.T. 26-5-f. [V; 1368. “The Midnight Sun.” London Times, July 26, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 July 24 / Portsmouth, Va / Circus tent on fire—several other cases this year // fire in Southern Russia, Jan. 14. [B; 516. (Refs???)]


1883 July 25 / morning / Violent shock / Calabria / L.T. 26-5-d. [V; 1369. “Italy.” London Times, July 26, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 26 / In the evening, n. eye spot / L.T. 27-10-a. [V; 1370. “A Sun Spot.” London Times, July 27, 1883, p. 10 c. 1.]


1883 July 28 / (It) / q and phe / See 1805. [V; 1371. Refer to: 1805 July 26, (I; 146). (Galli, Ignazio. "Raccolta e classificazione di fenomeni luminosi osservati nei terremoti." Bollettino della Società Sismologica Italiana, 14 (1910): 221-448, at 377.)]


1883 July 28 / Great q town, island of Ischia, near Naples and great explosion in a mine in Sicily / World 30-8-1. [V; 1372. (New York World, July 30, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.)]


1883 July 28 / 9:30 p.m. / Town of Casamicciola, Ischia, destroyed. Survivors rushing into the sea with every avalable craft or floating object—24th a dull rumbling sound had been heard. / (+) / Mountain that shook off a multitude of snow-white houses. Several thousand perished. 6 villages. [V; 1373.1, 1373.2. (Refs.???)]


1883 July 28 / Phe? / L.T., Aug 9-12-1 / Said that the inhabitants of Capri, which had nothing volcanic in the formation then, after 28th heard "strange sounds in the air, which they could not explain.” [V; 1374. “The Earthquake at Ischia.” London Times, August 9, 1883, p. 12 c. 1.]


1883 July 28  Italy / Ischia / great quake / [BA] '11. [V; 1375. Milne, 730.]


1883 July 28-29 / N. e. sunspot through smoked glass. Had been on disc more than a week but increase on 28th. / Knowledge 4-94. [V; 1376. “Another Large Sun-Spot.” Knowledge, o.s, 4 (August 10, 1883): 94.]


1883 July 30 / Sounds of "Resolute" / See Sept 15, 1888. [V; 1377. See: 1888 Sept 15, (VI; 1451).]


1883 July 30 / Brooklyn / burning substance from a paper balloon / Sun 31-1-6. [V; 1378. “An Incendiary Balloon.” New York Sun, July 31, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 July 30 / Arctic Ocean / from the log of S.S. Resolute / 71° 9 ' N., 12° 28' W. / No other ship known to be anywhere near—six reports like gunfire—calm weather. / Nature 53/295. [V; 1379. “Barisal Guns and Similar Sounds.” Nature, 53 (January 30, 1896): 295-296.]

1883 July 31 / After q, Ischia, on morning of 31st a column of smoke was seen issuing from a fissure in the upper part of the island. / D News, Aug 1-5-5. [V; 1380. “The Earthquake in Ischia.” London Daily News, August 1, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 31 / Narrow beam in sky. / Nova Scotian Inst. Nat Sci 6/100 / or Nature, 45/7. [V; 1381. “A Rare Phenomenon.” Nature, 45 (November 5, 1891): 7. MacGregor, James Gordon. “Note on Peculiar Auroræ.” Nova Scotian Institute of Natural Science, 6 (1883-1886): 100.]


1883 July 31 / Vesuvius active / L.T., Aug. 1-5-e. [V; 1382. “Eruption of Vesuvius.” London Times, August 1, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 31 / NY Times, 3-6—from Chicago Tribune—a mirage said been seen at Niles, Michigan. Appearances like the Rocky Mountains as seen from Denver. [V; 1383. “A Western Mirage.” New York Times, July 31, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.]


1883 Aug / Lulu Hurst, in 1884, performed at Wallack's Theatre, New York. Dr. Harding C Britten, a spiritualist, one of those who went o the stage, said that he felt a force from her like a "cold, concentrated wind, not blowing or moving, but driving or attracting him with the strength of a condensed cyclone. / Holms, "The Facts of Psychic Science," p. 278. [B; 517.1, 517.2. Holms, Archibald Campbell. The Facts of Psychic Science and Philosophy. Jamaica, N.Y.: Occult Press, 1927, 278-279.]


1883 August / "Georgia Wonder" / Miss Lulu Hurst, aged 15, of Cedarville, Georgia—noise around her bed—pebbles moved around her—articles of clothing disap for several days. Crockery disturbed. She'd think of a tune, and it would be heard from the head of her bed. Religio-Phil Jour, March 8, 1884, statement as to her good character and that she could do all claimed for by her father, signed by 5 doctors. In Feb, 1884, was giving public performances. Man weighing 200 pounds sat in a chair. She touch chair and it move and throw him to the floor. Put palms of hand on chair, and 5 men unable to hold it. [B; 518.1, 518.2, 518.3. "The Strange Georgia Girl." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 36 (no. 2; March 8, 1884):  6, (c. 2).]


1883 Aug / (Lib) / Georgia Wonder / A Mrs Young who demonstrated similar power. / See Religio Phil Jour, Sept 16, 1876, p. 1, col. 5. / Mrs Belle Young—Sept 23, p. 11. [B; 519. "A Queer Story." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 21 (no. 1; September 16, 1876): 1, (c. 5). "A Dancing Piano." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 21 (no. 2; September 23, 1876): 11, (c. 1-2).]


1883 Aug / Lulu Hurst / Others—Aug., 1883 / Angelique Cottin—Jan., 1846 / Mrs Annie Abbott, "Little Georgia Magnet"—1891 / Mary Richardson, Sept, 1921, London. [B; 520. See: (Others—Aug., 1883 / Angelique Cottin—Jan., 1846 / ; 1891, (B; 1119), for Mrs Annie Abbott, "Little Georgia Magnet"; / Mary Richardson, Sept, 1921, London.)]


1883 Aug 1 / Fishes / Cairo / Ind. / Ill.(?). [B; 521. See: 1883 Aug 1, (V; 1387). (Refs???)]


1883 Aug 1 / Cairo is between Cape Girardeau and New Madrid. / [Illustration] / Cairo is 160 miles from Hannibal. Cairo is 20 miles from Cape G. and 35 from New Madrid. [V; 1384. The distance from Cairo to Cape Girardeau is about 28 miles, (45 km.), and from Cairo to Hannibal, Missouri, is about 220 miles, (355 km.).]


1883 Aug 1 / Series and Living / June, July, 1841 / July, 1860 / Peru, Feb, March, 1871. [V; 1385. See: 1841 June, (II; 295); 1841 June 29-30, (II; 314); 1841 June 30, (II; 317); 1841 July 8, (II: 334) to 336); 1841 July 25, (II; 349); 1860 June 24, (II; 2481); and, 1871 Feb 12, (IV: 296, 298 & 299).]


1883 Aug 1 / As well as fish—Strange substances. / Lillehsall, Ap., 1884 / See July 7, 1897. / See Calabrian phe. [V; 1386. See: 1884 April 20, (V; 1938); 1897 July 7, (VIII; 59); 1897 July 8, (VIII; 60); 1860 July , (II; 2488); and, (Calabrian phe.).]


1883 Aug 1 / night / frgs in rain. / Cairo, Ill / small frogs in countless numbers / Sun 3-1-6 / Had been qs here July 14 and July 6, Ap. 12. [V; 1387. "A Shower of Frogs." New York Sun, August 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. "During the rain last night small frogs fell in countless numbers on the decks of the steamers Elliott and Success, moored back of the wharf-boat." See: 1883 Ap 12, (V; 1228); 1883 July 6, (V; 1339); and, 1883 July 14, (V; 1361).]


1883 Aug 1 / Shocks / Cairo / July 6, Ap. 12 / A.J. Sci 3-27-358. [V; 1388. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 360-361. See: 1883 Ap 12, (V; 1228), and, 1883 July 6, (V; 1339).]


1883 Aug. 1 / Fish, frgs, England / q's, mets, France / early July, 1841. [V; 1389. See: 1841 July 8, (II: 334 to 336); 1841 July 2-3 (II; 320); and, 1841 July 4-5, (II; 325 & 327).]


1883 / early in August // (+) / (Mexico) / A shower of fish in Mone Morelos and a q at Pachuca. 20 killed and 30 houses destroyed. / World 23-8-2 / near Vera Cruz // World, Sept 23-4-7 / Fish also at San Luis Polosi. 'The fishes were a species of sardines not familiar in the neighborhood. [V; 1390. (New York World, August 23, 1883, p. 8 c. 2.) (New York World, September 23, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.) See: 1883 Aug 16, (V; 1430).]


1883 Aug 1 / Ischia at 1 p.m. / q detonations like cannon-fire and side of a mountain riven / D News 2-5-4. [V; 1391. “The Earthquake in Ischia.” London Daily News, August 2, 1883, p 5 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 1 / The May eruption? / Durban (Natal) Mercury, Oct. 23—P. and O. steamship Siam / (I think this in L. Times too.) / In Lat 6 S—Long 89 E., passed for four hours through large quantities of lava floating in a direction northwest to southeast. Ship was 700 miles from coast of Sumatra. The captain of the Siam writes that the lava could not have come from Sumatra because there was a current of 15 to 30 miles a day setting to the east. Thinks had been submarine volc. [V; 1392.1, 1392.2. (Durban Mercury, October 23, 1883.) “The Recent Sunrises and Sunsets.” London Times, December 8, 1883, p. 10 c. 1-4.]


1883 Aug 1 / Fish, meteor, q's / See Feb 12, 1871. [V; 1393. See: 1871 Feb 12, (IV: 296, 298, and 299).]


1883 Aug. 1 / Frgs and phe if Oakland, Bowdrie Township in Cal and not Ind. / Sept 2, 1886. [V; 1394. Bowdre Township, (not Bowdrie), is about 7 miles, (11 km.), from Oakland, Illinois, (not California, nor Indiana). See: 1886 Sept 2, (VI: 770 & 771).]


1883 Aug 1 / Wrms and q's / See Sept 22, 1886. also at Malta later. [V; 1395. See: 1886 Sept 22, (VI; 834), and, 1886 Oct 28, (VI; 915).]


1883 Aug 1 / Fish and q / See Dec 31, 1883. [V; 1396. See: 1883 Dec 31, (V; 1808).]


1883 Aug 1 / Peru / meteor and fishes / 1874? / Feb / early 70s. [V; 1397. See: 1871 Feb 12, (IV: 296, 298, and 299).]


1883 Aug 1 / Fish (?) and qs. / June 12, 1897. [V; 1398. See: 1897 June 12, (VII; 1824).]


1883 Aug 1 / New worm time of q / Sept 22, 1886 / Oct 28, 1886. [V; 1399. See: 1886 Sept 22, (VI; 834), and, 1886 Oct 28, (VI; 915).]


1883 Aug 1 / Wrms in NY / and q's Spain / and phe U.S. / Dec 25-26, 1884. [V; 1400. See: 1884 Dec 25-26, (V; 2079). (Add refs. to Spanish quakes, Dec., 1886.]


1883 Aug 1 / Fishes, Benares, time of q-met. / See July, 1860. / Singapore—Feb. 16, 1861. [V; 1401. See: 1860 July, (II, 2488, and, III; 11), and, 1861 Feb 16, (III; 59).]


1883 Aug. 1 / q and ice-met / Dec 29, 1820. [V; 1402. See: 1820 Dec. 29, 30, (I; 832), and, 1820 Dec 29, (I: 835 & 837).]


1883 Aug 1 / q's and water / See—q-deluge. [V; 1403. See: (q-deluge).]


1883 Aug 1 / Volc fishes / 1803. [V; 1404. See: 1803, (I; 68).]


1883 Aug 1 / q = explosion in sky? [V; 1405.]


1883 Aug 1 / White hairs said been found after a q. in China in 1852. / Nature 34-56. [V; 1406. Thiselton-Dyer, William Turner. "Collection of Hairs After Earthquakes in China." Nature, 34 (May 20, 1886): 56-57. See: 1853 Apr. 14, (II; 1574).]


1883 Aug 1 / Sandalwood substance time of q / July 7, 1897. [V; 1407. See: 1897 July 7, (VIII; 59), and, 1897 July 8, (VIII; 60).]


1883 Aug 1 / See SS or Animals. / Times of stress. [V; 1408. See: (SS), or, (Animals).]


1883 Aug 1 / Wrms and qs / Sept 22, 1886 / also Malta later. [V; 1409. See: 1886 Sept 22, (VI; 834), and, 1886 Oct 28, (VI; 915).]


1883 Aug 1 / Volc and fishes / 1803 / Ice, sand, q—Ap 12, 1839. [V; 1410. See: 1803, (I; 68); 1839 Ap 12, (II; 35); 1839 Ap 13, (II; 36); and, 1839 Ap 14, (II; 37).]


1883 Aug 1 = / S.S. Animals / Times of stress / N. Zealand / Charleston / 1886. [V; 1411. See: (1886).]


1883 Aug-Sept / Ac to observatories, Red Spot on Jupiter had disappeared. / Observatory, vol. 6. [V; 1412. “The Red Spot on Jupiter.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 309. “ Sig. Riccò, of the Royal Observatory, Palermo, writing to 'Nature' under the date Sept. 10, states that he had examined Jupiter since its conjunction, and that the red spot had finally disappeared, the region where it had been now appearing very white.” Denning, William Frederick. "Approximate Times of Transit of the great Red Spot and Equatoreal White Spot...." Observatory, 6 (1883): 346. “The spot not only continues visible, but ought to be a tolerably easy object in the 10-inch refractor of the Palermo Observatory, and will doubtless redetect it on renewed examination.” Riccò, Annibale. “The Red Spot upon Jupiter.” Nature, 28 (September 20, 1883): 487-488.]


1883 Aug 2 / Snake / Pall Mall Gazette—from the Cape Argus / An account of an enormous serpent in the Witzenberg Mountains, S.A. Its head was the size of a calf. 20 to 25 yards long. Hunters went looking for it the next day but it was not found by them, "which perhaps was not very surprising". [B; 522.1, 522.2. "The Sea Serpent on Land." Pall Mall Gazette, August 2, 1883, p. 11 c. 1. "A snake so huge as to suggest the suspicion that the sea serpent has temporaily deserted its native element has been discovered in the Witzemberg Mountains, in South Africa. According to an account which the Cape Argus gives of the incident, a resident, who went out to shoot rock-rabbits, was sitting quietly waiting, when suddenly, from a large opening in a rock close by, he heard a great noise among these animals. He sat still, wondering what it could mean, when presently an enormous snake appeared. He describes it as being scaly, and having a head like a good-sized calf, a neck about ten feet, and a body of about six feet in circumference, its length about twenty to twenty-five yards. He saw the reptile first draw its hind forward, then raising the front part of its body to the height of about fifteen feet it gradually raised itself over a large krantz and disappeared. He thought of firing, but his gun being loaded with very small shot, he was afraid of drawing its attention upon him. He also asserts that he was within fifteen to twenty yards, and had a good view of the snake for about five minutes. A party of hunters went out from the village the ensuing day to hunt the snake, but were not fortunate enough to find it, which perhaps was not very surprising." The Witzenberg Mountains, (not "Witzemberg"), are in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The largest known snake was the extinct Titanoboa, which has been estimated to as much as 12 to 14 meters, (about 14 to 16 yards), in length. (Cape Argus, ca. 1883.)]


1883 Aug 2 / On the Ochils, Scotland, cl burst or waterspout burst. Town of Alva, parts under 3 feet of water. / Symons Met 18-121 / "The flood came on so suddenly that people who had crossed the street only three minutes before had almost to swim back to their houses.” [V; 1413. “Bursting of a Waterspout on the Ochils.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (September 1883): 120-121.]


1883 Aug 3 / 3 terrific explosions in gunpowder factory at Angouleme, France / Pall Mall Gazette 4-6-2. [V; 1414. “Explosion at a Powder Mill in France.” Pall Mall Gazette, August 4, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Aug 4 / Disaps / Hamilton (Ont.) Daily Spectator of / "A great many persons belonging to the city of Montreal (of both sexes) have recently mysteriously disappeared. The latest is that of a respectable old lady, 70 years of age, belonging to the west end of the city. [B; 523.1, 523.2. “Montreal.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), August 4, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 5 / Sweden—meteor that in view 2 minutes / 12th, in Norway, one in view about one minute / Nature 28/426 / (Norway). [V; 1415. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (August 30, 1883): 424-426, at 425-426.]


1883 Aug 7 / hail / detonations / Iowa / hail—largest found 13 inches circumference. Before the storm, "The rumbling in the air was appalling." / Sun 9-3-2. [V; 1416. “Terrific Hail Storm in Iowa.” New York Sun, August 9, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. "Serpent Storms and Spider Showers." Pearson's Weekly, May 19, 1900, p. 756.]


1883 Aug 9 / [LT], 6-f / 10-10-f / Collision with an unknown and sunk / See June 7. [B; 524. “Disaster in the Channel.” London Times, August 9, 1883, p. 6 c. 6. “The Collision in the Channel.” London Times, August 10, 1883, p. 10 c. 6. See: 1883 June 7, (B; 506).]


1883 / Tuesday before Aug 9 // Wild man, captured near Mason, Ohio. / "His long, flowing beard and keen black eyes gave him a frightful appearance. Of his origin and mode of living nothing can be learned, as he refuses to utter a sound. / Warsaw (Ill) (Ind?) Bulletin 18-1-6. [B; 525. (Warsaw Bulletin, (Illinois), August 18, 1883, p. 1 c. 6; on microfilm @ NYPL.) “A Wild Man.” Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (West Virginia). August 8, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 10, etc. / Few Perseids / L.T. 15-4-f. [V; 1417. Ryves, G.T. “The August Meteors.” London Times, August 15, 1883, p. 4 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 11 / New dark spot in lunar crater Horrox / E. Mec. 38-147 / See index, Horrox. [V; 1418. Gaudibert, Casimir Marie. “A New Crater in Horrox.” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 969; October 19, 1883): 147. Gaudibert, Casimir Marie. “Crater in Horrox.” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 969; November 2, 1883): 193, (illustration). On October 21, Gaudibert observed the object, “easily seen,” but smaller than a craterlet in Hipparchus, rather than “one and a half” times as large. Elger, Thomas Gwyn. “Fracastorius—Horrox—Crater between Theophilus and Maedler.” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 976; December 7, 1883): 301-302. Elger had first observed the dark spot on August 11, 1883, “which had not been seen before.”]


1883 Aug 12 / Hurricane and hail, 1½ inches long—Tonga Islands— / Fiji Times, Oct. 20. [V; 1419. (Fiji Times, October 20, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 12 / Augs. / Mexico / D-213. [V; 1420. The note copies information from page 213 of The Book of the Damned. [Árbol y] Bonilla, José. "Passage sur le Disque Solaire d'un Essaim de Corpuscules, Vu à l'Observatoire de Zacatecas (Mexique)." Astronomie, 4 (1885): 347-350.]


1883 Aug. 10 / [LT], 5-c / Terrible hailstorm / Iowa. [V; 1421. “The United States.” London Times, August 10, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 13 / Cape Coast Castle, W. Coast Africa / slight shock 3 a.m. / from e to w. / L.T., Sept 3-4-a.

[V; 1422. “The West Coast of Africa.” London Times, September 3, 1883, p. 4 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 13 / BO / Heavy fall of snow at Ballarat / Illustrated Australian News, Sept 5. [V; 1423. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 13 / Volc Ometepe, Nicaragua, continued in eruption. / NY Trib 14-1-2. [V; 1424. “Notes and Incidents.” New York Tribune, August 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. The Concepción volcano.]


1883 Aug 13 / Snow Australia to Krakatoa / but heavy fall of snow at Ballarat, Aug 13, 1883, to somewhere else / Ill. Australian News, Sept. 5. [V; 1425. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 13, (ab) / Tremendous shock, Tasmania / Ac to Melb Argus, quoted by Madras Athenaeum, Sept. 23. [V; 1426.1. (Madras Athenaeum, September 23, 1883.) (“Earthquake Shocks in Tasmania, Melbourne Argus, August 1, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.”Tasmania.” Melbourne Argus, August 16, 1883, p. 8 c. 4-5. “Tasmania.” Melbourne Argus, August 17, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. “Earthquake Shocks in Tasmania.” Melbourne Argus, September 3, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 14 / The Amsterdam train light—See Jan., 1870. / See Series 1888, Jan-June. [B; 526. See: 1870 Jan, (A; 589); 1888 Feb 23, (B: 866, 867, 868); 1888 March 17, (B; 890); and, 1888 Ap. 7, (B; 894).]


1883 Aug 14 / Amsterdam, N.Y. / A mysterious light appeared nightly a few feet above a railroad track, sometimes bounding along the track, sometimes 30 feet in the air. Looked like a signal and several trains had been stopped by it. Sun 15-2-5 / See Aug 22. [B; 527. “Mysterious Light on a Railroad Track.” New York Sun, August 15, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. See: 1883 Aug 22, (B; 534).]


1883 Aug 14 / Failures panic Wall St. or near-panic. [B; 528. “Stock Liquidation.” New York Tribune, August 14, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 Aug. 14, ab. / Shock / Bosnia / NY Trib 15-1-4. [V; 1426.2. “Earthquake Shock in Bosnia.” New York Tribune, August 15, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 14 / 4:30 a.m. / Violent shock and "subterranean rumbling" / Bosnia / L.T. 15-5-e. [V; 1427.  “Earthquake in Bosnia.” London Times, August 15, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 15 / Violent hailstorm / Switzerland / morning / D. News 16-5-3 / 2 or 3 villages set on fire by lightning. [V; 1428. “Violent Storm in Switzerland.” London Daily News, August 16, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 15, about / Krakatoa active / See Aug 26, a yellow note. [V; 1429. See: (1883 Aug 26).]


1883 Aug 16 / fishes / Sun., 2-7 / "Not long ago" shower of fishes, coast of Mexico, near Vera Cruz. Similar thing happened at San Luis Potosi. [V; 1430. “Sunbeams.” New York Sun, August 16, 1883, p. 2 c. 7. See: 1883 / early in August, (V; 1390).]


1883 Aug 16 / "underground thunder" followed by a shock at the Engadine, Switzerland. / D. News 22-5-4. [V; 1431. “Earthquake Shock in the Engadine.” London Daily News, August 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 16 / (Cut) / London / E Mec., 37-578 / Cor that ab 11 p.m. observing moon, with a powerful telescope, saw a number of birds crossing the field. Judging from magnifying power they must have been so high as to have been invisible to n.e. [V; 1432. Offord, John M. “Migration of Birds by Moonlight.” English Mechanic, 37 (no. 961; August 24, 1883): 578.]


1883 Aug 16 / The Engadine, Switzerland, shock. "The shock was preceded by a violent storm and heralded by a peal of subterranean thunder." / L.T. 22-5-c. [V; 1433. “Switzerland.” London Times, August 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 16 / Perry Co., Ill / evening / met and 3 loud dets / M.W.R. [V; 1434. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 8; August 1883): 190-193, at 190.]


1883 Aug 17 / (+) / World 20-1-3—Story that exciting people on Jersey Coast—night of 17th, off Beach Haven, ab 12 miles north of Atlantic City, was seen a schooner, ab. 300 tons burden, carrying a black flag, pursued by a steamer. Schooner suddenly sank. Steamer remained ab ½ hour and then put out to sea. People searched coast for wreckage—nothing washed ashore. A World reporter went to Beach Haven and saw Dr. Holden, who repeated the story, saying that the thing had been seen by him and all members of his family and his coachman. "Rakish looking, two-masted schooner, carrying a black flag." / Story told also by Mr Frank Taylor, telegraph operator at Beach Haven. / See June 16. [B; 529.1 to 529.4. (New York World, August 20, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.) See: 1883 June 16, (B: 509 & 511).]


1883 Aug 17 / See indexes for whatever story of yacht "mystery" may be. / World, Aug 31-8-4, etc. [B; 530. (New York World, August 31, 1883, p. 8 c. 4.; Indexes.)]


1883 Aug 17 / Switzerland / hay. / La Nat 1883/2/254. [V; 1435. “Une pluie de foin.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 537; September 15): 254. On a day that was not windy, the hay fell for three hours at Aarau, Switzerland.]


1883 Aug 18 / Warsaw (Ill.) Bulletin, 1-6 / Obj like a rusty, worm-eaten coal clinker" that fell from sky in West Roxbury / Copied from Boston Globe / "ab size of an egg." / Was in Ill or Ind? [V; 1436. (Warsaw Bulletin, Illinois, August 18, 1883, p. 1 c. 6; on microfilm @ NYPL.)  (“Picked Up a Meteor.” Dodge City Times, August 23, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.; last Thursday, July 12, ac to Boston Globe date???) (Boston Globe, July 16, 1883; at newspapers.com.)]


1883 Aug 19 / Disap / St Louis / Miss Churchill disap from in front of house. / World 22-1-4. [B; 531. (New York World, August 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.)]


[1883 Aug 19] / Disap / Sun, 1883, Aug 22-1-5. [B; 533. “A St. Louis Girl Missing.” New York Sun, August 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “Mary Churchill Heard From.” New York Times, October 30, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. “Mary Churchill.” Indianapolis News, November 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. Mary was found working in the laundry of the insane asylum in Indianapolis under the name of Jennie Lockwood. She has left St. Louis on a train, took a job as a chambermaid at a hotel at Indianapolis, and, soon afterwards, began work as a laundress at the insane asylum, (where she wanted to “earn her own living”). The discovery of her whereabouts was prompted by a letter she had sent to her father, (published in the New York Times article), without her address but which had an Indianapolis postmark.]


1883 Aug 19 / Tremendous thunderstorm. Canton, China, and surrounding land. Flood. Reported that 40 or 50 persons drowned. / Hong Kong Telegraph 30-2-3. [V; 1437. (Hong Kong Telegraph. August 30, 1883, p. 2 c. 3; not found here, nor in August 20, 29, & 31.)]


1883 Aug 20 / Amsterdam / Man with Hallucination of enemies / World 21-1-3. [B; 532. (New York World, August 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 Aug 21 / Tornado, Minnesota, and "hail" 10 inches in circumference / L.T. 23-3-4. [V; 1438. “The United States.” London Times, August 23, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Aug / Fifty shocks of q. in Tasmania in August / New Zealand Times, Sept 6-2-5. [V; 1439. “A Superabundance of Earthquakes.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), September 6, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 21 / evening / Cyclone / Minn. / Sun 23-1-5 / 24-1-4. [V; 1440. “A Cyclone in Minnesota.” New York Sun, August 23, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “The Minnesota Tornado.” New York Sun, August 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 21 / 7:30 p.m. / N.Y. City / Met exploded over Bedloe's Island . / Sc Am 49-133 / M.W.R. [V; 1441. “A Meteor in New York Bay.” Scientific American, n.s., 49 (September 1, 1883): 133. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 8; August 1883): 190-193, at 191.]


1883 Aug 21 / Ext activity of Vesuvius, which had been active before. / D. News 22-5-5. [V; 1442. “Mount Vesuvius.” London Daily News, August 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 21 and 22 / Again the extraordinary sunsets in Natal / Knowledge 5-418. [V; 1443. Noble, William. “The Recent Extraordinary Sunrises and Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (June 6, 1884): 418.]


1883 Aug 22 / See Sept 20. / NY Times, 3-6 / It is said that apropos of the myst light on railroad track at Amsterdam, ac to an editorial writer in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, more than 40 years before a very singular light had been seen north of Amsterdam, or early in March, 1839. It looked like the rising moon, but too far south. Light lost to view, and 2 miles farther on came upon seemingly a log house on fire. However, no such house or object had been burning. / (See Aug. 14.) [B; 534.1, 534.2, 534.3. “Strange Lights on the Mohawk.” New York Times, August 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 6. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 19, 1883, p. 2; @ newspapers.com.) See: 1883 Aug 14, (B; 527), and, 1883 Sept 20, (B; 543).]


1883 Aug 22 / Milky Sea / Auroral / 15.30 S / 105 E / Reported by Capt Watson, of British ship Charles Bell, sea, at 7 p.m. suddenly milky white. / Penang Times, Oct. 9 / bet. 9 and 10 p.m. a light like auroral suffusing the whole sky. [V; 1444.1, 1444.2. (Penang Times, October 9, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 22 / "Vesuvius in a state of remarkable activity. / Sun 23-1-4. /// Frgs / Aug 1, 1883. [V; 1445. “Mount Vesuvius in Eruption.” New York Sun, August 23, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “A Shower of Frogs.” New York Sun, August 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. See: 1883 Aug 1, (V; 1387).]


1883 Aug 22 / Violent typhoon / Tonquin / Straits Times, Sept. 20. [V; 1446. “Saigon and Tonquin News.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 6-7.]


1886 Aug 22 / Another "terrible tornado" / Minn. / D. News 23-5-6. [V; 1447. “Terrible Tornado in America.” London Daily News, August 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 23 / Trib, 1-3 / Wreck of the Mystery. [B; 535. “The Missing Yacht Mystery.” New York Tribune, August 23, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 23? / But unusual sunsets reported from Cal and peculiar cloudiness of Aug 23 / 2 from Logansport, Ind, Aug 13 / M.W.R. 83, p. 289. [V; 1148. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 12; December 1883): 289-293, at 289.]


1883 Aug 23 / q-fish / "An earthquake has occurred at Palchusa, Mexico, causing the loss of 20 lives. A sower of thousands of fish is reported to have fallen at Montemorelas. / See Aug 1. [V; 1449. See: 1883 / early in August, (V; 1390).]


1883 Aug 23 / Typhoon and high water at Shanghai / Hong Kong Telegraph, 28th. [V; 1450. (Hong Kong Telegraph, August 28, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 25 / (+) / Nature, 29-388, quoting the Perth (W.A.) Inquirer, to which a cor had written that upon the afternoon of Saturday, Aug 25 (I find that Aug 25 was a Saturday) he was travelling far inland in Western Australia, with a flock of sheep. To his profound astonishment a shower of ashes began to fall from the sky. It became a steady, heavy rain of light, calcined fragments. That evening when dark he saw on the north-eastern horizon a ruddy glare that increased in extent and brilliancy. The shower of ashes had ceased after sunset, but the glare was still in the sky before sunrise. The cor questioned some natives who said that there was a volcanic eruption. If so the only one, I have record of in Australia—have been in N.Z. [V; 1451.1 to 1451.4. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (February 21, 1884): 387-390, at 388. “The Eruption of a Volcano in Western Australia.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), October 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 3-4.]


1883 Aug 26 / (+) / Distance phe / meteors / Cape Times (Weekly Edition), Oct 3—told by Mr. J. Grant, super cargo of the steamship Awerley, upon arriving at Durban, S.A.—ab 90 miles from Sunda Straits—a strange phenomenon in the sky as if the clouds were discharging shooting stars—then sounds as if of a distant thunderstorm and the fall of little pellets of sand. Afterward heard reports like distant cannonading. [V; 1452.1, 1452.2. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, October 3, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 25 / late in afternoon / story of dust in Perth (W. Aust) Inquirer of Oct 31, 1883 / Said that been told by "a well-known and highly-respected settler at the North-west." [V; 1453. “The Eruption of a Volcano in Western Australia.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), October 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 3-4.]


1883 (Aug 25) / N.S. Wales / volc reported in 1829 / Gent's Mag. 1829/1/638. [V; 1454. "Foreign News." Gentleman's Magazine, 99 pt. 1 (July 1829): 636-637. See: 1829, (I; 1435).]


1883 Aug 25 / 3 white spots on Jupiter / Observatory 6/273 / One of them the white spot / See Aug. 6, 1878. [V; 1455. Denning, William Frederick. "The Red Spot on Jupiter." Observatory, 6 (1883): 272-273. See: 1878 Aug 6, (IV; 2414).]


1883 Aug 26 / Sounds heard in one of the Caiman Islands / South of Cuba / 80 W and 20 N / Sounds like cannonading / Sky clear / Nature 31/483. [V; 1456. Forel, François-Alphonse. “Underground Noises Heard at Caiman-Brac, Caribbean Sea, on August 26, 1883.” Nature, 31 (March 26, 1885): 483-484.]


1883 Aug 26 / Sounds / Excitement at Penang—the sounds not understood. / Penang Times, Aug 28 / At first thought a violent th. storm but absence of rolling sound of thunder. Then thought a ship in distress was signalling, but in 27th, 2 slight shocks, so thought a distant volc 800 miles from Java. [V; 1457.1, 1457.2. (Penang Times, August 28, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 and following night / (+) / volc and aurora / At Foochow light like Aurora Borealis / Rept Krakatoa Committee, Roy Soc, p. 269. [V; 1458. Symons, George James, ed. The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena. London: Trübner, 1888, 269. Foochow is not identified as Fuzhou, China.]


1883 Aug 26 / Ac to report of the Controller of Katimban, Krakatoa had been active since May. / Penang Times, Sept 4 / Here is told of report by a sea capt in middle of August of intense darkness for 6 hours in daytime when he passed Krakatoa. [V; 1459. (Penang Times, September 4, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 / (+) / (+) / Came to patches in the water of floating trees and dead animals. [V; 1460. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 26, 27 / Ships were studded with St Elmos fire. One of the accounts is in Penang Times, Oct 9. [V; 1461. (Penang Times, October 9, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 / At sea near Krak. "More than fifteen huge waterspouts were seen. / New Zealand Times, Oct 22-3-2 / There was a whirlwind carrying away trees, horses, men. [V; 1462. “The Sunda Disaster.” New Zealand Times, October 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-3.]


1883 Aug / D. fog / met. dates / Aug 11-12, 1824. [V; 1463. See: 1824 Aug 11 and 12, (I; 1128).]


1883 Aug 26 / Sounds in Caribbean Sea / C.R. 100/755. [V; 1464. Forel, François-Alphonse.. “Bruits souterrains entendus le 26 août 1883 dans l'ilot de Caïman-Brac, mer des Caraibes.” Comptes Rendus, 100 (1885): 755.]


1883 Aug 26 / Warning sent out by U.S. consul at Batavia to all navigators of the Straits of Sunda—that all old charts were worthless—or dangerous. [V; 1465. (Refs.???)]


1883 // Krakatoa / E Mec 38/338. [V; 1466. Noble, William. “Report of the O'Gyalla Observatory....” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 978; December 21, 1883): 338-339. “The second explanation which has been advanced seems to me to meet this difficulty. It is that the earth has encountered a ring or cloud of meteoric matter in space, and that it is to impalpable particles of iron in the upper regions of our atmosphere, that we must look for an explanation of the recent enchantingly beautiful phenomena.”]


1883 Aug 26 / For dets, see Nature 29-242. [V; 1467. Metzger, Emil. “Gleanings from the Reports Concerning the Eruption of Krakatoa.” Nature, 29 (January 10, 1884): 240-244, at 242.]


1883 Aug 26 / For anti Krak., see (Pat) Jour Roy Soc N.S. Wales 17-22. [V; 1468. Smith, John. “Anniversary Address.” Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 18 (1884): 1-23, at 22.]


1883 Aug 26 / Nothing local noted in Hong Kong Telegraph. [V; 1469.]


1883 Aug 26 / Like Aug 11, 1831 / a hurricane. [V; 1470. See: 1831 Aug 11, (I: 1634 & 1636).]


1883 Aug 26 / D. fog / met date / Dec 11, 1808. [V; 1471. See: 1808 Dec 11 to Jan 31, 1809, (I; 254).]


1883 Aug 26 / For versus volc explanation of the later phe, see Amer. J Sci., March, 1884. [V; 1472. Hazen, Henry Allen. “The Sun Glows.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27  (1884): 201-212. “The seemingly unusual nature of the phenomenon, calling for an extraordinary explanation, has induced some to advance the theory that the earth in its orbit has encountered a stream of minute meteors or a cloud of cosmic dust, and that the glow is due to reflection from these particles kept at a great height by electric repulsion.”]


1883 Aug 26 / Idea of dusts in sky 7 years, so writers then wrote of "renewals if the afterglows" where are other afterglows, as S.E Bishop of Hawaii, Oct, 1892, in Nature, 47-103. [V; 1473. Bishop, Sereno Edwards. “The Afterglow.” Nature, 47 (December 1, 1892): 102-103.]


1883 Aug 26 / Dusts date of mets / See Nov 27, 1892. [V; 1474. See: (1892 Nov 27).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / met date / Ap. 20, 1902. [V; 1475. See: 1902 Ap. 20, (VIII; 1046).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dust / met date / Dec 12, 1896 / See Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1476. See: 1896 Dec. 12, (VII: 1639, 1640, and 1641), and, 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Aug / Dry fog / met date / Aug 9, 10, 1865. [V; 1477. See: 1865 Aug 9, 10, (III; 727).]


1883 Aug 26 / Mets and dusts / See Col. / Nov., 1902 / Nov., 1819. [V; 1478. See: (Col.); (1902 Nov); 1819 Nov 2, (I; 739); 1819 Nov 7, (I; 744); 1819 Nov 8, etc., (I; 755); 1819 Nov. 9, (I: 756, 759); 1819 Nov. 10, (I; 766); and 1819, Nov., (I; 774).]


1883 Aug 26 / For similar atmospheric phe, see May-Oct., 1831. [V; 1479. See: 1831 June 28 to July 2, (I; 1602); 1831 August, (I; 1620); 1831 Aug 3, (I; 1627); 1831 Aug 11, (I: 1635 & 1637); 1831 Aug 12, (I; 1626); 1831 Aug 13, (I; 1638); 1831 Aug 17, (I; 1624); and, 1831 Oct 12, (I; 1648).]


1883 Aug 26 / Haze phe like 1883 / Aug 11, 1831. [V; 1480. See: 1831 Aug 3, (I: 1625 & 1628), and, 1831, (I; 1635).]


1883 Aug 26 /  See  dry fog from Etna, May 23-June 3, 1886. [V; 1481. See: 1886 May 23-June 3, (VI; 464).]


1883 Aug 26 / A haze and sun like moon and dust / Italy / June 23, 1877. [V; 1482. See: 1877 June 23, (IV; 2155).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglows and earth volc / Dec., 1861. [V; 1483. See: 1861 Dec, (III; 206).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dusts or atmospheric effects / See Aug 10, 1831. / See Oct 12. [V; 1484. See: 1831 Aug 10, (I; 1633), and, 1883 Oct. 13, (V; 1657).]


1883 Aug 26 / B. rain / met date / Dec 12, 1862. [V; 1485. See: 1862 Dec 12, (III: 337 & 338).]


1883 Aug 26 / D fog and mets—June 4, 1850. [V; 1486. See: 1850 June 4, (II: 1392, 1393, and 1394).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dry fog and q and mets / June 4, 1850. [V; 1487. See: 1850 June 4, (II: 1392, 1393, and 1394). No earthquake is mentioned in these notes.]


1883 Aug 26 / (Hail) / Shock felt in Batavia and hail fell. Hail seldom seen in Java. / Straits Times, Sept 7-3-1. [V; 1488. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 1-3. “The atmosphere became unusually oppressive and the air sluggish. No one, however, thought that calamity was at hand, not even in Bandong and its neighbourhood, where a very smart and vertical shock of earthquake was experienced and a shower of hail, this phenomenon being one seldom witnessed in Java.”]


1883 Aug 26 / Meteors inactive but other phe. on these dates / 1886 / begin April. [V; 1489. See: 1883 Ap. 4, (V; 1222); 1883 Ap. 6, (V; 1224); 1883 May 9, (V; 1260); 1883 May 9, 11, (V: 1262 & 1263); 1883 May, (V; 1265); 1883 May 15, (V; 1269); and, 1883 May 19, etc., (V; 1277).]


1883 Aug 26 / Met inactive but afterglows / Oct 19 etc., 1882 / See Dec 11. [V; 1490. See: 1882 Oct. 19-25, (V; 991), and 1882 Dec 10-11, (V; 1048).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / met date / Nov. 27, 1892 / mets 23rd. [V; 1491. See: (1892 Nov 23), and, (1892 Nov 27).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1492. See: 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglows from a volc / Jan 20, 1835. [V; 1493. 1835 Jan 20, (I; 1961).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dust / Nov 12, 1834. [V; 1494. See: 1834 Nov 12, (I; 1937), and, 1834 Nov. 12 and 13, (I; 1938).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dust time of mets / Nov 12-13, 1902. [V; 1495. See: 1902 Nov. 11, 12, 13, (VIII; 1482), and, 1902 Nov. 12, (VIII; 1504).]


1883 Aug 26-27 / Myst—if sounds heard 28th or 29th. [V; 1496. See: (1883 Aug 28-29).]


1883 Aug 26 / Sunsets said to "return" / July 3, 1885. [V; 1497. See: 1885 July 3, (VI; 16).]


1883 Aug 26-27 / 36,380 lives / Ball, "In Starry Realms," p. 319. [V; 1498. Ball, Robert Stawell. In Starry Realms. "Cheap Edition." London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1912, 319. "It was along the shores of Sumatra and Java that the inundations took place in which 36,380 lives are said to have been lost."]


1883 Aug 26 / Dusts met lower, 1882 / period of great sun activity. [V; 1499. See: (1882).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / met date / Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1500. See: 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dry fog and meteors / Ap 4, 1854. [V; 1501. See: (1854 Ap 4).]


1883 Aug 26 / D fog / met date / Aug 9, 10, 1865. [V; 1502. See: (1865 Aug 9, 10).]


1883 Aug 26 / at Bantam / The sound and the earth quaking and sulphurous fumes. / Strait Times, Sept. 15 / Thick clouds darkening sky—reason unknown. [V; 1503. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 15, 1883, p. 3 c. 3-5.]


1883 Aug 26 / 4:30 p.m. / At Selangor sounds were like of heavy guns, without rumbling. / Strait Times, 7th / Among other causes ascribed by natives was that of wedding festivities. [V; 1504. “How Krakatoa Was Heard in Selangor.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 Aug. 26 / Th. storm at Batavia time of the eruption. / Straits Times, Sept. 7 / Also hail, a rare phe in Java, fell. [V; 1505. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 1-3. See: 1883 Aug 26, (V; 1488).]


1883 Aug 26, etc. / At the time an eruption in Banda Islands / Penang Times, Oct 16. [V; 1506. (Penang Times, October 16, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 / Carribean Sea Sounds / Nature 31/483 / (Cut). [V; 1507. Forel, François-Alphonse. “Underground Noises Heard at Caiman-Brac, Caribbean Sea, on August 26, 1883.” Nature, 31 (March 26, 1885): 483-484.]


1883 Aug 26-27 / Examination of the ashes / C.R. 97-1100. [V; 1508. Daubrée, Gabriel Auguste. “Phénomènes volcaniques du détroit de la Sonde (26 et 27 août 1883)....” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1100-1105.]


1883 Aug 26 / Powder explosion / Batavia / July 12, 1883. [V; 1509. See: 1883 July 12, (V; 1358).]


1883 // BO / Bays which had been dotted with hundreds of fishing vessels were for months closed, covered with pumice. The tidal wave swept away forests. Bays petrified, when smoke cleared away, 10 feet deep. [V; 1510. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug. 26 / Perhaps it was Ball, in Starland, who said of 7 years dust. [V; 1511. (The “seven years” of dust was not mentioned by Robert Stawell Ball in his books Star-Land and In Starry Realms.)]


1883 Aug 25 / Volc Australia / ? / Ap. 2, 1829. [V; 1512. See: 1829 Ap. 2, (I; 1456).]


[1883 Aug 26-27. My Note. Krakatoa eruptions: 26th, 1 P.M., intense eruption; 26th, 2 P.M., large black cloud 27 km high; ash and pumice falls; 26th, 6 -7 P.M., tidal wave; 27th, explosions at 5:30, 6:44, 10:02 (loudest), and 10:41 A.M., tearing away half of volcano.]


1883 Aug 26-27 / Several places in W. Australia / at midnight / explosive sound / ab 9:30 a.m. / on 27th again / and 10:10 a.m. / Adelaide Observer, Sept 8-8-4 / At Port Elliot, 10 p.m., heavy rumbling [note cut off]. [V; 1513. “Last Week's Earthquake.” Adelaide Observer, September 8, 1883, p. 8 c. 4.)]


1883 Aug 27 / Race rioting / Bisancon, France / Croatia / Hungary / Melb. Argus (Aug 29), for instance—. [B; 536. “Serious Disturbances in Croatia,” “Anti-Jewish Rioting in Hungary,” and, “Rioting in Besancon.” Melbourne Argus, August 29, 1883, p. 8 c. 2.]


1883 Aug 27 / Distance phe / bet 10 and 11 a.m. / At Mauritius / deep, violent detonations / Nature 30-279 / Upon 27th and following days the sun was obscured. It was thought by the later volcanic ashes. [V; 1514. “Krakatoa.” Nature, 30 (July 17, 1884): 279-280. These phenomena were reported from Diego Garcia, (not at Mauritius).]


1883 Aug 27 / (S) / Sounds at San Saba, Texas.  Upon Sept 10-11-midnight a great meteor seen there and its detonations said not so loud and distinct as that of 27th. / NY Times, Sept 17-4-7. [V; 1515. “A Southern Meteor.” New York Times, September 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.]


1883 Aug 27 / 1 a.m. / q. waves / San Francisco / N.Y. Trib 31-1-4. [V; 1516. “Tidal Waves on the Pacific Coast.” New York Tribune, August 31, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 27 / Straits Times, Sept 22 / Like Chilian disasters. / At distant towns in Java. / The sky appeared to be on fire. / Mud fell. / hazes / sandfalls / hurricane. [V; 1517. “Further Summary of the Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 3-5. At Telok Betong: “At 10 a.m. on the same day, Monday, when a number of ladies and children had already taken refuge in the Residency, we were all startled by a report like that of the discharge of a heavy cannon. The sun was invisible and the sky looked copper coloured and, as was the case in the previous evening, appeared to be ablaze with flashes of lightning which cleaved the air like so many rockets. This lasted half an hour, and then came on a shower of ashes and sand. This shower grew heavier while the wind howled fearfully. Afterwards a shower of mud fell. Above all this we heard the roar of the sea. Suddenly there arose the cry:—the water is coming on!”]


1883 Aug 28 / Great waves / Cape Horn / Ciel et Terre 5-247. [V; 1518. “Onde Marine Produite par l'Éruption du Krakatoa.” Ciel et Terre, 5 (1884-1885): 246-247.]


1883 Aug 28 / 10 p.m. / First of tidal disturbances on east coast of N. Zealand. Maximum between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on 29th. Sudden rises of 3 or 4 feet. / N. Zealand Jour. of Sci 1-513. [V; 1519. “Tidal Waves.” New Zealand Journal of Science, 1 (September 1883): 513-514.]


1883 Aug 27, 28, 29 / Great tidal waves / Freemantle, etc. / coast of W. Australia / Perth Inquirer, Sept 12. [V; 1520. “General News.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), September 12, 1883, p. 4 c. 7-8. “Albany, September 4th, 1883.” Albany Mail, (Australia), September 4, 1883, p. 2 c. 4-6.]


1883 Aug 27 / (inert volc.) / Flames burst from ground not only at cones, but at a distance, setting fire to houses. / Strait Times, Sept. 20. [V; 1521. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2. The “glowing ashes” and flames from clefts and the ground were probably from the active fumeroles of the Rajabasa volcano, (which has not had any historical eruptions).]


1883 Aug 27 / Elec / Elec discharges seen and felt by a vessel consid[erable] distance from the volc. Sailors felt shocks. Cooper sheathing of the rudder red hot from elec. discharges. / Strait Times, Sept 20. [V; 1522. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2. About midnight, August 26-27, 1883, Captain Logan of the ship Berbice reported: “The lightning and thunder became worse and worse. Lightning flashes shot past around the ship. Fireballs continually fell on deck and burst into sparks. We saw flashes of light falling quite close to us on the ship, heard fearful rumbles and explosions, sometimes upon the deck and sometimes among the rigging. The man at the rudder received heavy shocks on one arm. The copper sheathing of the rudder became glowing hot from the electric discharges. The fiery phenomena on board the ship manifested themselves at every moment.” Tenison-Woods, Julian Edmund. “The Earthquake in the Straits of Sunda.” Sydney Morning Herald, January 14, 1884, p. 3 c. 4-5. Tenison-Woods identifies the location of this same ship as having entered the Straits of Sunda on August 26; John Wesley Judd identifies the ship as entering the western end of the Straits, and not sailing through until August 29; but, the Straits Times article identifies the location of the ship both as in the Straits and as “20 miles South of Vlakke Hoek,” (Etna Bay, in the Arafura Sea, about 1950 miles, or 3150 km., from Krakatau, rather than 23 to 60 miles away given in The Eruption of Krakatoa...). Symons, George James, ed. The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena. London: Trübner, 1888; 16, 28, 268, & 328. No mention was made of the electrical phenomena observed by the Berbice in this report by the Royal Society of London.]


1883 Aug 27 / BO / On the Java side of the Straits, 36 villages swept away by the waves. / Penang Times, Oct 16th // Altogether in Java 95 villages alone. / Nov. 3rd. [V; 1523. (Penang Times, October 16, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / People in Batavia shivering with cold, / Straits Times, Sept. 8. [V; 1524. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 8, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-4.]


1883 Aug 27 / In the Straits Times, Sept 7, are accounts of the sounds that were like gunfire heard in places 800 or 1000 miles from K. Like gunfire concussions. Felt like slight q's. [V; 1525. “How Krakatoa Was Heard in Selangor.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 2 c. 7. The sounds and shocks were felt at Kuala Lumpur, about 700 miles away, (about 1100 km.); and, the correspondent wrote: “I fancy the explosions on Monday morning were and have been heard certainly at 800 and possibly at 1000 miles from the Volcano.”]


1883 Aug 27 / Familiar red dust—off Java. Described in the Durban (Natal) Mercury, Oct. 12, by a ship captain as a "brick dust haze of fine dust. [V; 1526. (Durban Mercury, October 12, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / At Mauritius sky every evening since 27th at least to 31st purplish red at sunset in N. West. [V; 1527. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 27 / (1) / Straits Times of Singapore, Sept 7, 8 / At Batavia telegrams from many parts of Java asking meaning of distant thunder, or gunfire, the quaking of houses, and a red glow in the sky. [V; 1528. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 1-3. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 8, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-4.]


1883 Aug 27 / ab. 6 a.m. / The wave at Krakatoa /  Straits Times, Sept 20. [V; 1529. “Private reports from Batavia....” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 10, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2.]


1883 Aug 27 / 1:30 p.m. / Tidal wave at Columbo / Straits Times, Sept. 7. [V; 1530. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits....” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 Aug 27 / 2 p.m. / Tidal wave at Mauritius / Straits Times, Oct 6. [V; 1531. “Effect of Krakatau in Mauritius.” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 6, 1883, p. 3 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 27 / The wave was 80 or 90 feet high. / Straits Times, Sept 10 / In Nature—more than 100. [V; 1532. “Private reports from Batavia....” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 10, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. (Nature, ca. 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / ab noon / near the Lower Murchison, W. Australia / Sound and shocks—and ab. 150 miles south of the North West Cape, upon H.M.S. Meda, fell dense volumes of a substance like Fuller's earth. / Perth Inquirer, Sept 26 / The wind was blowing from Australia. [V; 1533. “The Recent Earthquake.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), September 26, 1883, p. 3 c. 7.]


1883 Aug 27 / 4 p.m. / Sounds heard / San Salvador / supposed subterranean / C.R. 100-1314. [V; 1534. “Sur les tremblements de terre et les éruptions volcaniques dans 'Amérique centrale.” Comptes Rendus, 100 (1885): 1312-1315, at 1314.]


1883 Aug 27 / The great outburst at 10 a.m. / Nature 76-89 / On Aug 26, first at 5:20 p.m. [V; 1535. Nagaoka, H. “The Eruption of Krakatoa and the Pulsation of the Earth.” Nature, 76 (May 23, 1907): 89-90, at 89.]


1883 Aug 26, 27 / q and water spouts / See Jan 12, 1914. [V; 1536. See: (1914 Jan 12).]


1883 Aug 28 / NY Times, 1-3 / Krakatoa / 29-5-1 / 30-1-3 / 31-1-4 / Sept 1-1-4 / 3-1-4 / 5-1-5 / 6-5-2 / Oct 2-8-3 / 22-5-1 / Oct 6-2-2. [V; 1537. “Current Foreign Notes.” New York Times, August 28, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “Current Foreign Topics.” New York Times, August 29, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “Events Beyond the Sea.” New York Times, August 30, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “The Devastation in Java.” New York Times, August 31, 1883, p. 1. c. 4. “The Great Volcanic Eruptions.” New York Times, September 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “The Java Eruptions.” New York Times, September 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “The Calamity in Oceania.” New York Times, September 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “The Oceania Calamity.” New York Times, September 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 2. “A Volcano's First Effort.” New York Times, October 2, 1883, p. 8 c. 3. “Earthquakes in South America.” New York Times, October 6, 1883, p. 2 c. 2. “On Sept. 2 the sun at Panama and Guayaquil was discolored, thereby giving rise to much conjecture and prognostications of coming evils.” “The Krakatoa Eruption.” New York Times, October 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 28 / Krakatoa letters / See Revue des Deux Mondes, March 1 '84. / not March / pp. 161-182. [V; 1538. Jamin, Jules. "Les Rougeurs du Ciel." Revue des Deux Mondes, 63 (no. 3; May-June, 1884): 161-182.]


1883 Aug 27 / See November dust. [V; 1539. See: (November).]


1883 Aug 27 / afternoon / Tidal wave at St Barths, near St Kitts / St. Christopher Advertiser, Sept. 3. [V; 1540. (St. Christopher Advertiser, September 3, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / afternoon / Extraordinary tidal wave, rising and falling several feet at Freemantle, Australia / Perth (W. Aust) Morning Herald, 30th. [V; 1541. (Perth Morning Herald, August 30, 1883; microfilm at British Library.) “The Week.” Fremantle Herald, (Australia) September 1, 1883, supplement, p. 1 c. 6-8.]


1883 Aug 27 / Tidal wave / Algoa Bay, S. Africa / Durban (Natal) Mercury, Oct 4. [V; 1542. (Durban Mercury, October 4, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. / Several times, coast of Ceylon—sea receded—exposing forgotten wrecks. / At Galle, 70 miles south of Colombo. / Weekly Ceylon Observer, Aug 28. [V; 1543. (Weekly Ceylon Obsever, August 28, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / In Knowledge 5/418, Capt Noble quotes Mr. Neisen, Govt Astronomer of Natal, that the extraordinary sunsets began in Natal in Feb, becoming more marked till June. Then 2 months unnoticed. Aug 21, 22, noticeable but not vivid—on 28th and after, vivid. [V; 1544. Noble, William. “The Recent Extraordinary Sunrises and Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (June 6, 1884): 418.]


1883 Aug 27 / 1:30 and 2 -.m. / tidal waves / Ceylon / The Englishman (Calcutta), Sept 10-3-3. [V; 1545. (The Englishman, September 10, 1883, p. 3 c. 3.)]


1883 Aug 27 / Examination of the ashes, by Meunier / C.R. 104-95. [V; 1546. Meunier, Stanislas. “Examen microscopique des cendres du Krakatau.” Comptes Rendus, 104 (1887): 95-97.]


1883 Aug 27 / 10:24 a.m. / at North Watcher / Shower of ashes / BA '85/773. [V; 1547. Meldrum, Charles. “A Tabular Statement of the Dates at which, and the Localities where, Pumice or Volcanic Dust was seen in the Indian Ocean in 1883-84.” Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1885, 773-779, at 773. “North Watcher” is a lighthouse on Sebira Island, Indonesia.]


1883 Aug 27 / afternoon / Explosion of a still of thousands of gallons of oil in Brooklyn. [V; 1548. (Refs.????)]


1883 Aug, Sept / Demarara Daily Chronicle, to Sept 20 / (nothing) / Georgetown, B. Guiana. [V; 1549.]


1883 Aug 28 / Volc in island of Flores in full eruption / Penang Times, Oct 23. [V; 1550. (Penang Times, October 23, 1883.) Neither Kelimutu nor Inierie were in eruption, in 1883.]


1883 Aug 29 / Great Hurricane / Atlantic / reports of disaster in newspapers for a week afterward / reports upon debris and wrecks 2 weeks afterward. [V; 1551. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 29 / [LT], 3-f / Missing steamers. [B; 537. “The Missing Steamer Ludwig.” London Times, August 29, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 29 / 3 a.m. / Severe shock / Brisbane / Adelaide Observer, Sept 1-16-1. [V; 1552. “Queensland.” Adelaide Observer, September 1, 1883, p. 15 c. 5 & p. 16 c. 1. “The Earthquake.” Brisbane Courier, August 30, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3.]


1883 Aug 29 / Strong shock at Guayaquil / Toronto Globe, Sept. 1. [V; 1553. “The Volcano's Slaughter.” Toronto Globe, September 1, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 21 / Comet like / Astro Soc Pacific 9/34. [V; 1554. Monck, William Henry Stanley. “Some Luminous Appearances in the Sky.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 9 (no. 54; February 1897): 33-36, at 33-34. The “Sept 4” observation was in 1885, (not in 1883), of a similar object. Monck, William Henry Stanley. “Remarkable Meteor-train.” Observatory, 8  (1885): 336-337.]


1883 Aug 28 / (Ch) / Sussex and Liverpool / obj like "new and most glorious comet" / Astro Soc Pacific 9/33. [V; 1555. Monck, William Henry Stanley. “Some Luminous Appearances in the Sky.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 9 (no. 54; February 1897): 33-36, at 33. Noble, William. “A Curious Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (September 14, 1883): 173, (illustration). Bradgate, W.K. “A Curious Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (September 28, 1883): 207.]


1883 Aug 28 / morning / Rain of "something like sand” on a vessel 970 miles from Java Head / Nature 29/152. [V; 1556. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 13, 1883): 149-153, at 152.]


1883 Aug 28 / Tidal wave / New Zealand / New Zealand Times 30-2-6. [V; 1557. “Tidal Wave.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), August 30, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 28 / 1 p.m. / Date of eruption on south coast of Flores of volc Gunong Api Kee / Straits Times, Nov. 1 / Flores is one of the dependencies of Timor. [V; 1558. “Under date the 5th October....” Straits Times, (Singapore), November 1, 1883, p. 3 c. 3. “From the postholder stationed at Endeh a report has been received that he had obtained information of an outburst having taken place on the volcano called Gunong Api Kee on the South Coast of Flores at one o'clock in the afternoon of the 28th August last.” This volcano is neither Banda Api nor Gunung Api. Only the Sundoro volcano was erupting, (apart from Krakatau), at this time; but, fumaroles of more than a dozen volcanoes on Flores may account for this report received at Ende.]


1883 Aug 28 / 4 [to] 5 p.m. / Island of Saint-Domingue (so spelled) / sounds as if of a distant battle / C.R. 100-1315. [V; 1559. Llenas, Alex. “Bruits souterrains entendus à l'île de Saint-Domingue, le 28 août 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 100 (1885): 1315. “Saint-Domingue” is now identified as Hispaniola; and, the sounds were heard at Artibonite, (a province in Haiti), and at Samana Bay, (on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic).]


1883 Aug 29 / Sounds again but seen not Krakatoa / Nov. 25, 1883. [V; 1560. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 29 / Ship British Empire / Lat 2-37 S—Long 79-52 E. from afternoon of 29th till end of 30th / First the sun was almost obscured by a pale yellowish haze—the fall of dust like Portland cement. / The Englishman (Calcutta), Sept 22-2-2. [V; 1561. (Englishman, September 1883, p. 2. c. 2.)]


1883 Aug 29 / Destructive high tides along Java coast / World 31-8-5. [V: 1562. (New York World, August 31, 1883, p. 8 c. 5.)]


1883 Aug 29 / Booming sounds like firing of guns and a tidal wave on coast of Western Australia. / Melbourne Argus, Sept 1-12-4 / See N. Zealand, Aug, 1868. / But a tidal wave make these sounds. [V; 1563. “Tidal Wave in Western Australia.” Melbourne Argus, September 1, 1883, p. 12 c. 4. See: 1868 Aug 15, (III; 1444), and, 1868 Aug 16, (III: 1508 & 1510).]


1883 Aug 29 / In last week in Aug, near Panama, sounds as if of a battle. / At Guayaquil great q and fall of ashes from an unidentified volcano and color of sun attracted attention. About the moment of the eruption in Java. / Sun, Oct. 6-1-2. [V; 1564. “Strange Noises in Ecuador.” New York Sun, October 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. The Cotopaxi and Sundoro volcanoes.]


1883 Aug 29 / Great gale off Halifax / Sun, Sept 4-1-4 /// 1883 / Phantom Yacht? / Sun, Sept 24-3-3 1883 / Some stories in August. [V; 1565. “Stories of the Great Storm.” New York Sun, September 4, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Is It a Phantom Yacht?” New York Sun, September 24, 1883., p. 3 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 29 / Severe shock / 3 a.m. / wide area in Queensland / Illustrated Australian News—Sept. 5. [V; 1566. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 29 / 3 a.m. / Brisbane, etc., Queensland, severe shock. Milder one at 4 a.m. / (Melbourne) Argus, Aug 30-8-3. [V; 1567. “Severe Earthquake Shock in Queensland.” Melbourne Argus, August 30, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 29-30 / night / Severe shocks, Sydney. / Illustrated Australian News—Sept 5. [V; 1568. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 1.]


[1883 Aug 30. Wrong date. See: 1883 Aug 31, (V; 1569).]


1883 / Sun / Aug 30—Yokohama / Aug 31—Brazil / Sept 1 or 2—Cape Coast Castle / Sept 2—Venezuela / Sept 2—Ceylon and Panama / Sept 7—Central Pacific / 7—Madras. [V; 1570. (Refs.???)(New York Sun???) (Not Milne.)]


1883 Aug 30-31 / Fine dust like "fuller's earth,” west coast of Australia, ab 1000 miles from Krakatoa / Naure 29-154. [V; 1571. “The Java Eruptions and Earthquake Waves.” Nature, 29 (December 13, 1883): 153-154. “If the dust were associated with the disturbances in Sundra Strait of August 27 and 28 it must have travelled 1050 miles in three days.”]


1883 Aug 29-30 / ab. midnight / Shocks in N.S. Wales / Melb. Argus 31-6-2. [V; 1572. “Earthquake Shocks in New South Wales.” Melbourne Argus, August 31, 1883, p. 6. c. 2.]


1883 Aug 29-30 / midnight / Severe q 90 miles south of Sydney, N.S.W. / New Zealand Times 31-2-5. [V; 1573. “Earthquake in N.S.W.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), August 31, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 30 / night / 2 distinct shocks—Kingston, Ontario / Toronto Globe, Sept. 3. [V; 1574. “Kingston.” Toronto Globe, September 3, 1883, p. 5 c. 2. "Earthquake Shock." British Whig, (Kingston, Ontario), September 3, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. "A Pittsburg farmer declares that on Thursday evening last he experienced two distinct shocks of earthquake, that his house shook and the ground trembled. We do not dispute the man's assertion, but it is very singular that the sensation was confined to one particular farm in one particular township."]


1883 / 2 or 3 days, end of August / Sun copper colored / Nature 29-196. [V; 1575. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 27, 1883): 195-196, at 196. This observation by James Main Dixon was from Japan.]


1883 Aug 31 / [LT], 7-f / Explosion / dynamite / South Shields. [B; 489. "Explosion of Blasting Powder." London Times, August 31, 1883, p. 7 c. 6.]


1883 / last of August / At Ghademes / 30° 7' N / 6° 43' E. / Concussions and loud sounds like gunfire. / CR 97-923. [V; 1576. Duveyrier, Henri. “Tremblement de terre ressenti à Ghadâmès; à la fin du mois d'août 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 923. The sounds like cannonading were heard for a distance of about 350 kilometres in every direction from Ghadâmès, Libya.]


1883 Aug. / Seen before Aug in Para / Jour Roy Met 12/54. [V; 1577. Riccò, Annibale. “Etudes sur les Crépuscules Rosés.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 12 (1886): 49-54, at 54.]


1883 Aug 30 / 11 p.m. / 37-19 S / 163-48-[East] Long / (printed S by mistake) / Melbourne Argus, Sept 10-8-6 / Captain of the brig Fawn saw a meteor or a brilliant light—sky red 10 minutes after. / The brig arrived at Sydney on the 9th. [V; 1578. “Singular Phenomenon at Sea.” Melbourne Argus, September 10, 1883, p. 8 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 30 / noon / Peculiar appearance of the sun noted at Yokohama. / Krakatoa 2,500 miles away. / World 14-6-2. [V; 1579. (New York World, September 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.)]


1883 Aug 30 / night / 2 distinct shocks in the township of Pittsburg, Canada, somewhere. / London (Ont.) Advertiser 4-1-4. [V; 1580. (London Advertiser, Ontario, September 4, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.) See: 1883 Aug 30, (V; 1574). Pittsburg, Ontario.]


1883 Aug 31 / 4 a.m. / Tidal wave, northern part of New Zealand. / Straits Times, Oct. 3 / ½ hour later, a sharp shock 100 miles N.W. of Wellington. [V; 1581. “The Volcanic Eruption would appear....” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 3, 1883, p. 2 c. 5-6.]


1883 Aug 31 to Sept 6 / In Brazil, sun's light was soft and pale as the moon's. / Nature 29-87. [V; 1582. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (November 22, 1883): 87-88, at 87.]


[1883 Aug 31 /] 1883 Aug 30 / Loud detonations heard around Perth, Australia. / Strait Times, Oct. 3 / A tidal wave 8 feet high at Geraldton. [V; 1569. “The Volcanic Eruption would appear....” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 3, 1883, p. 2 c. 5-6.]


1883 Aug 26 / No mention of the phe of this year in the pubs. by the U.S. Signal Service from the International Polar Expedition, 1881-83. [V; 1583.]


1883 Aug, end // q's. at Ghadames / C.R. 97-923. // 27 / 184 / 264. [V; 1584. Duveyrier, Henri. “Tremblement de terre ressenti à Ghadâmès; à la fin du mois d'août 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 923.]


1883 Sept / Ghst / House in Norwich becomes haunted. Tramping feet and figure elderly gent. / Jour Soc 1-313. [B; 538. Smith, G.A. "Report on a Haunted House at Norwich, November 22nd, 1884." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 (March 1885): 313-317.]


1883 Sept 2 / NY Times, 7-1 / Witchcraft in Scranton, Pa. [B; 539. “A Case of Witchcraft.” New York Times, September 2, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Sept 4 / Over the bay near Islay, Scotland (?), formed a waterspout which descended. / Land and Water, Sept 15, p. 78. [V; 1585. (Land and Water, September 15, 1883, p. 78.)]


1883 Sept 5 / Trinidad Chronicle of —"a peculiar glamour in the sky and just before daybreak and a paleness in the color of the sun, when just risen, the past few days—and a hurricane was expected. / On 8th, calls attention to great cyclone at Martinique on 4th—attention called to remarkable auarora-like sunrises and sunsets. / Issue of 15th, more comments upont the "most peculiar" appearance of the sun. [V; 1586.1, 1586.2, 1586.3. (Trinidad Chronicle, September 5, 1883.) (Trinidad Chronicle, September 8, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 5 / Sun set blue and rose blue at sea near Sandwich Islands. / Nature 29-181. [V; 1587. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 181. This observation was made by George F. Burder, on a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney, “three days after leaving Honolulu.”]


1883 / ab. Sept. 5 // Terrific dust storm at Cordoba, Argentina / B. Ayres Standard of 12th. [V; 1588. (Buenos Aires Standard, September 12, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 5 / Nova Scotia / a beam / Nature 45/7. [V; 1589. “A Rare Phenomenon.” Nature, 45 (November 5, 1891): 7.]


1883 Sept 6 / "Comet" / See Sept. 19. [V; 1590. See: 1883 Sept 19, (V; 1616).]


1883 Sept 6 / Man stabbed, no cut in his clothes / with a woman in a cab / LT, Sep 8/1883 / Sep. 17/6/e. [B; 540. “Mysterious Stabbing Case in London.” London Times, September 8, 1883, p. 7 c. 6. “The Case of Stabbing in a Cab.” London Times, September 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 5.]


1883 Sept. 7 / Sun silver-blue at Strong's Island, 2320 miles west of Fanning's Island. / Nature 30-537. [V; 1591. Bishop, Sereno Edwards. “September Stream of Kraktoa's Smoke at Strong Island.” Nature, 30 (October 2, 1884): 537. Strong's Island is now identified as Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia; and, Fanning's Island is now identified as Tabuaeran, Kirabati.]


1883 Sept 8 / 9:30 p.m. / Slight shocks / night of 9th more severely at Casamicciola / L.T., 11-5-b / also on 10th. [V; 1592. “Ischia.” London Times, September 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Sept 8, etc. / Sunset glow / Isle of Reunion / C.R. 98-250. [V; 1593. Pélagaud. “Sur une illumination aurorale et crépusculaire du ciel observée dans l'océan Indien.” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884): 250-253.]


1883 Sept. 8 / Slight q's and rumblings again at Ischia / (also 9th and 10th) / LT 11-5-b. [V; 1594. “Ischia.” London Times, September 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Sept 9 / World, 11-1-1 / 3 columns of reports from places in Central states upon a heavy frost. Extreme cold and cosmic phe / See Aug., 1885. [V; 1595. (New York World, September 11, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.) See: 1885 Aug 27, (VI; 117), and, 1885 Aug 31-Sept 1, (VI; 123).]


1883 Sept 9 and 12 / Cold in U.S. and Australia, yet no blue sun there. [V; 1596. (Refs.???)]


1883 Sept 9 / and said also to less degree 7th and 8th // Madras / Nature 30-347 / sun silvery at setting / on 11th, a conspicuous sunspot / 12th—at 12:35 a.m. the moon near the horizon / appeared pale green as appeared bright stars near the horizon / Like S. Af., Sept. 26. [V; 1597. “Observations on a Green Sun, and Associated Phenomena.” Nature, 30 (August 7, 1884): 347-349. See: 1883 Sept 26, (V; 1630).]


1883 Sept 10 / at Enmore / Sun a deep green / Madras Athenaeum, 16th / At sunrise and sunset. [V; 1598. (Madras Athenaeum, Septmber 16, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 10 / [LT], 4-f / Explosion / Hounslow. [B; 490. "Explosion at Hounslow." London Times, September 10, 1883, p. 4 c. 6.]


1883 Sept 10-13 / 'Phenomenal ap of sun" notied in the Southern Mahratta Country. / Madras Athenaeum, Sept. 25. [V; 1599. (Madras Athenaeum, September 25, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 10 and 12 / q and sun / Tripatore (Salem District) Madras? / On 10th, a peculiar white appearance of the sun. "It was more vividly white than electric light." On the 12th, 3 p.m., a quake. / The Englishman (Calcutta) 17-3-3. [V; 1600. (Englishman, September 17, 1883, p. 3 c. 3.)]


1883 Sept 10-11 / See Aug 27. / Meteor seen in Texas. Also in Georgia. [V; 1601. See: 1883 Aug 27, (V; 1515).]


1883 Sept 11 / Trib, 4-4 / Witchcraft / Ed. [B; 541. “The Renaissance of Witchcraft.” New York Tribune, September 11, 1883, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1883 Sept 11 / Weekly Ceylon Observer of / "Green color of the sun which has been so remarkable, for the past three days. / Issue of Sept 15th / That no halo around sun or moon. // Issue of 17th / Cor writes he could not see the ohe because he was in a place that was surrounded by high hills. So when sun high the phe not so noticeable. [V; 1602.1, 1602.2. (Weekly Ceylon Observer, September 11, 1883.) (Ceylon Weekly Observer, September 15th and 17th, 1883???)]


1883 Sep 11 and 13 / (Ch) / Ch-28 / Object in sky seen by Swift and supposed to be a new comet / never seen again / Observatory 6-343. [V; 1603. “Swift's New Comet.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 345. “A New Comet.” Nature, 28 (October 4, 1883): 546. “Dun Echt Circular, No. 81.” Astronomical Register, 21 (October 1883): 237. “Entdeckung eines neuen Cometen.” Astronomische Nachrichten, 106 (1883): 335.]


1883 Sept 12 / Gordons, Victoria / a q or shock—20 seconds later thunder, lightning and heavy rain / Melbourne Age 13-7-1. [V; 1604. “The Weather and the Crops.” The Age, (Melbourne), September 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Sept 12 / Snow in Victoria, Australia, in some places first time seen in 25 years / Argus (Melbourne), Sept. 14. [V; 1605. “The Weather.” Melbourne Argus, September 14, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Sept 13 / Sky around the sun looked like a "dense cloud of copper-colored smoke. First seen ab. midday. / St. Christopher Advertiser, Sept. 18. [V; 1606. (St. Christopher Advertiser, (St. Kitts), September 18, 1883; microfilm.)]


1883 Sept 14 / Gorgeous sunsets, Ceylon. / Weekly Ceylon Observer, 20th. [V; 1607. (Weekly Ceylon Observer, September 20, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 14 / ab 5 p.m. / at Lausanne / Explosion on sun / L'Astro 3-381. [V; 1608. “Explosions dans le Soleil.” Astronomie, 3 (1884): 381-384, at 381-382.]


1883 Sept, from middle of / Report from Observatory of Adelaide. Evening glows began. / LT, Dec 13-7-c / No colored sun reported. [V; 1609. Symons, George James. “The Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


1883 / From ab Sept 15 // Red glow at sunset in South Australia / Nature 29-180. [V; 1610. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 180.]


1883 Sept 16 / Aurora / Wisconsin / Science 2/472. [V; 1611. King, Franklin Hiram. “Aurora.” Science, s. 1 v. 2 (October 5, 1883): 472.]


1883 Sept. 16 / N. E. sunspot / near center / Knowledge 4-248. [V; 1612. “Great Sun-Spots.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (October 19, 1883): 248, (illustration).]


1883 Sept 17 / Colac, etc., Victoria / magnificent aurora / The Age (Melbourne), 18-10-2 // Argus, 19th / In southern sky. [V; 1613. “The Weather and the Crops.” Melbourne Argus, September 18, 1883, p. 10 c. 2. “The Weather and the Crops.” Melbourne Argus, September 19, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Sept 17 / Heavy rain in North London / Symons Met Mag. 18-167. [V; 1614. “Heavy Rain in North London, Sept. 17th.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (December 1883): 167-169.]


1883 Sept 17 / BO / 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. / Comet visible at Samarang. The natives and also the Chinese thought it an evil spirit and burned incense. / Straits Times, Oct. 13. [V; 1615. “Netherland India News.” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 13, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-3. Samarang is now identified as Semarang, Indonesia. Comet 12P/1883 R1.]


1883 Sept 18 / [LT], 4-f / Sea Story / 4-7-f. [B; 542. “A Story of the Sea.” London Times, September 18, 1883, p. 4 c. 6. “Abandonment of a Barque.” London Times, September 4, 1883, p. 7 c. 6.]


1883 Sept 19 / Sk Ho / 7 p.m. / Very large comet—said been seen in sky near Wellington. Sky clouded at time. / New Zealand Times 20-2-5. [V; 1616. “Another Comet.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. Comet 12P/1883 R1.]


1883 Sept 19 / Obj near Sun / (See Sept 6.) / Perth (W. Aust) Inquirer of / That rumored that another comet had been visible in the Colony, but no news from the Observatories / In issue Oct 3, a cor. writes that he could state that the object really had been seen—by his son upon the 6th of Sept. Upon 13th, his wife and other persons had seen it while crossing a plain near Pinjarrah, W. Aust. / not long after sunset / —very large—in northwest, few degrees above horizon. Was near sun, and tail pointed away from. [V; 1617.1, 1617.2. “News in Brief.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), September 19, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3. Hymus, W. “Singular Phenomena.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), October 3, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1883 Sept 6, (V; 1590).]


1883 Sept. 19 / Strange Insects / Kingsville (Ontario) Reporter of, copied in the Quebec Daily Mercury of the 27th—"One day last week a curious phenomenon occurrred in this village, the like of which was never witnessed by 'the oldest inhabitant.' At about 6:30 o'clock a shower took place, not of rain, but of bugs. The shower only lasted a few minutes, but during that time a large number fell to the ground. They are of a peculiar shape, and not like any of the water bugs which abound in the pools about this neighborhood. Specimens of these little amphibious animals can be seen at Dean's drug store, where they are floating about in a fish globe. This is not a fish story but a fact and those who doubt it can be satisfied by calling at the drug store and examining the bugs." [V; 1618.1 to 1618.4. "A Shower of Bugs." Quebec Daily Mercury, September 27, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. The Kingsville Reporter of this date is apparently no longer extant.]


[1883 Sept 19 /] 1883 Sept 26 / Prawns / At Kirkcaldy, while bowlers were playing on the Bowling Green they thought that hail suddenly fell but then saw that the objects which soon thickly strewed the green were living things resembling prawns. From ½ to ⅔rds inch long. All of them alive. / Land and Water, Oct. 6. [V; 1629.1, 1629.2. (Land and Water, October 6, 1883.) "A Shower of Shell-Fish." Fife Free Press and Kirkcaldy Guardian, September 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 3. "About noon on Wednesday a remarkable shower took place in this neighbourhood, confined, so far we can ascertain, to St Clair Bowling Green. Several members of the club were engaged in friendly play, when what they first supposed to be hail began to descend, but on an inspection they found to their surprise considerable portion of the green strewn with small shell-fish, very much resembling prawn or young shrimp, varying in length from a half to about two-thirds of an inch. The atmosphere was moist at the time, and—although the bowlers could see perfectly well across their green—a thick mist was prevailing, but there was no high wind or other disturbance. The remarkable shower can only be accounted for by the occurrence of a waterspout, though from where it may have had its rise is unknown. The little strangers, who were a numerous company, seemed quite lively up till seven o'clock the same evening, when rain began to fall, and when they were left in full possession of the green." "Shower of Fish." Fife Free Press and Kirkcaldy Guardian, September 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 1. " The phenomena chronicled by you on Saturday is certainly deserving the notice the local Naturalists' Society. At the same time showers of fish have occasionally been chronicled, though they are by no means rare. In the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle of last Saturday, William Craine, late sergeant Duke of Wellington Regiment, West Pelton, writes I read in your impression of the 15th inst. an account, among other curious phenomena, of a shower of fish at Allahabad, East Indies, in 1834, which brought to my recollection most fearful thunderstorm which ushered in the monsoon in 1860, at Mount Aboo, East Indies, where I was stationed with my company. The ravines that had been dry and parched up for two months became flooded, and what was most remarkable, and, to us at least, wonderful, was that the water was literally covered with fish, which must have come down with the very heavy rains at the commencement of the monsoons, for Mount Aboo is a sanitorium for sick troops, and is many thousand feet above the level of the sea, and with no lake or rivers its summit."]


1883 Sept 20 / Man found dead and crushed on tracks / Amsterdam, NY / World 21-1-3 / See Aug 22. [B; 543. (New York World, September 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.) See: 1883 Aug 22, (B; 534).]


1883 Sept 20 / Faint nebulous looking object, by Herbert Ingall / presumably in Draconis-M[note cut off] / ab 1° in an hour / not seen again / England / E Mec. 38-86. [V; 1619. Ingall, Herbert. “Comet b 1883 (Brooks).” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 966; September 28, 1883): 86. ”In sweeping for this comet on the 20th inst., I came across an exceedingly faint and suspicious-looking nebulous object, which had moved about 1' to the South in an hour's observation. The next night I could not recover it. It may have been a new comet. It was exceedingly faint and small (40”), but was seen by two other independent persons.”]


1883 Sept 21 / (+) / Signal? / dispatch Mechanicstown, Md. / That at Chimney Rock, base of the Catocin Mts, tall slender columns of smoke been seen during past week. "The columns rise with great rapidity, as though shot from a gun, and are dissipated almost immediately. / World 22-2-1. [V; 1620.1, 1620.2. (New York World, September 22, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.)]


1883 Sept 22 / Great outburst on comet / Sun 24-1-6. [V; 1621. “What Ails the Comet?” New York Sun, September 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 Sept. 22 / Religio-Ph. J., 4-5 / Region around Elkhorn Grove, Iowa—ghosts frightening farmers. [B; 544. "General Notes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no.4;  September 22, 1883): 4, (c. 4-5).]


1883 Sept 23 / 10:40 p.m. / Evreux / Bolide passed 6 degrees below Altair. / C.R. 97-762. /// 98 / 86. [V; 1622. Dubus, H. “Sur un bolide observée à Evreux, dans la soirée du 23 septembre.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 762-763.]


1883 Sep 24 / Body on sun / Egypt / N / D-199. [V; 1623. The note copies information from page 199 of The Book of the Damned. "A Blue Sun in the Soudan." London Times, December 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 4.]


1883 Sept 24 / Käringön, Sweden / A "chaos" whirl and a "meteor" above. / Nature 29/15. [V; 1624. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (November 1, 1883): 14-16, at 15.  “On Monday, September 24, about 9 p.m., a remarkable phenomenon occurred at Käringön, in the province of Bohus, Sweden. During a perfect calm a violent whirlwind suddenly arose from the south-east, carrying with it a quantity of sand, earth, and straw, when suddenly a bright light lit up every object and made the night as clear as day. This was caused by a magnificent meteor, egg-shaped in form, which appeared in the zenith, and which at first seemed to consist of myriads of large sparks, gradually changing into a star shining with a blinding lustre, and which burst, with all the colours of the rainbow, in the north-west, four to five metres above the horizon. When the meteor had disappeared the wind suddenly fell, and it was again perfectly calm. The phenomenon lasted about sixty seconds. The wind had throughout the day been south and very slight.”]


1883 Sept 24 / Great explosion at Woolwich. [V; 1625. “Explosion at Woolwich.” New York Sun, September 25, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Sept 24 / Explosion / Woolwich / Rockets projected 5 miles. / Sun 25-1-4. /// Myst shots / 1883 / Sun, Sept 15-1-7. [V; 1628. “Explosion at Woolwich.” New York Sun, September 25, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Two Bullets from Across the Street.” New York Sun, September 15, 1883, p. 1 c. 7.]


1883 Sept 24 / Frankfort, Ky. / Alleged ghost been seen in past few weeks—"a white-looking spectre transforming itself into all kinds of shapes and suddenly disappearing and then reappearing, in the streets. / World 25-1-2. [B; 545. (New York World, September 25, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.)]


1883 Sept 24 / Sweden. / Nature, 29/15 / Sept 24, 1883, at Käringön, Sweden / 3 / "Magnificent meteor" egg-shaped. At first it appeared to consist of a myriads of large sparks. [The]se changed gradually. [V; 1627. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (November 1, 1883): 14-16, at 15. See: 1883 Sept 24, (V; 1624).]


1883 Sept 25 / [LT], 5-d / 29-6-c / 22-5-d // Hurricanes / Antilles / Dominica / Finland. [V; 1626. “Hurricane in the Gulf of Finland.” London Times, September 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. “Hurricane at the Antilles.” London Times, September 25, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. “Hurricane in Dominica.” London Times, September 29, 1883, p. 6 c. 3.]


[1883 Sept 26. Wrong date. See: 1883 Sept 19, (V; 1629).]


1883 Sept 26 / 10:45 a.m. / Mafeteng, S. Af. / A low, dull roar, and vibrations felt—that evening lurid sunsets noted for the first time. / Durban Mercury, Oct 25-2-7 / Like Madras, 9th. [V; 1630. (Durban Mercury, October 25, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.)]


1883 Sept. 26 / Yarn / Quebec Daily Mercury of—quoting the Buffalo Courier / 30 years before, Mrs Nesmith, of Charleston, S.C., who was then Miss Mary Place, of Lockport, N.Y., had been struck by lightning. A gold chain, 3 feet long, which she was wearing, disappeared. "A physician who has been examining a long and narrow protuberance upon her arm now declares that is nothing more or less than the chain." [B; 546.1, 546.2. "Lightning in a Church." Quebec Mercury, September 26, 1883, p. 1 c. 1. (Buffalo Courier, ca. September 26, 1883).  "The snake stories have been rather tame...." New Haven Morning Journal and Courier, September 23, 1883 p. 1 c. 7. "For instance, it is related that in 1853 lightning struck the Lockport (New York) Congregational church one Sunday morning during service, killed one of the singers in the choir, and severely shocked others. One of them, Miss Mary Place, was struck insensible and was ill for many months after, during which she had severe pains in her side. A singular thing about the stroke, in her case, was the fact that a long gold watch chain and locket, which she wore at the time, totally disappeared, except some small fused pieces of the locket and particles of glass. On her side a bright red mark, similar in form to the locket and chain, was found. About two years ago Miss Place, now Mrs. Nesmith, discovered a long, narrow protuberance upon her left arm. This was not painful at all, but seemed to be hard in the center. The swelling later became much larger and worked down upon the arm. The result is that now, thirty years after the occurrence, it is discovered that the gold chain, three feet long, so mysteriously spirited away by lightning, is plainly to be seen embedded in her right arm close to the skin." "A most ingenious tale...." Ogdensburg Journal, October 5, 1883 p. 1 c. 3. "Now, while the lady is visiting in Lockport, N.Y., the chain has turned up inside her left arm. It is now so thinly covered by flesh that the links can be easily and unmistakeably felt, while its turnings can be traced for several inches to a point where it winds inwards among the muscles. Medical gentlemen are decidedly astonished at the development; with wandering needles, bullets, etc., they are familiar, but when it comes to a string of metal three feet long performing so curious and lengthy a journey, they admit it to be nearly or quite without precedent. It is though only portions of it could be taken out now at best. Ultimately, it is believed, the whole will approach the surface, and can then be easily extracted. Whether the chain is entire or broken is an interesting query, but it appears more likely it is intact and in as good shape as to do service as when it began its thirty-years' tour." "The Lockport Catastrophe." Brooklyn Eagle, May 25, 1853, p. 2 c. 4. "Terrible Disaster." New York Herald, May 26, 1853, p. 2 c. 6. "Miss Mary Place was the most injured of the lady sufferers, having her face and feet badly burned. On coming to she suffered much from the pain; but it is hoped she is not so much injured but that she will speedily find relief."]


1883 Sept 26 / N.Y. Times, 4-4 / Lightning freaks / Ed. [B; 547. “Lightning.” New York Times, September 26, 1883, p. 4 c. 4. See: 1883 Sept. 26, (B; 546).]


1883 Sept 27-28 / night / Shocks / Agram / L.T. 29-5-f. [V; 1632. “Earthquake at Agram.” London Times, September 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Sept 29 / Rel-Phil. Jour, 5-1 / Trance of Mrs. Alphonso Bradford, of Hyannis, Mass. Aged 25. 12 years before had been in a death-like trance for 22 days. [B; 548. "General Notes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no. 5; September 29, 1883): 5, (c. 1-2).]


1883 Sept 29 / witch / Rel-Phil Jour, 5-2 / At Catawissa, Pa, the daughter of Wm. Kildey taken with convulsions—"some time ago"—barked like dog and mewed like cat and spoke German, a language she had never learned. A woman, Mrs Boyer, accused and charged with witchcraft. She had to leave town. [B; 549.1, 549.2. "General Notes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no. 5; September 29, 1883): 5, (c. 1-2).]


1883 Sept 29 / whirl / Otago Witness of / That a few days before at Auckland dust in street began to ascend so thick looked like eruption of black smoke—"Spectators, standing only a few yards away, felt no wind whatever.” / Noted early in Sept. [V; 1633. “Local & General.” Otago Witness, September 29, 1883, p. 9 c. 9 & p. 10 c. 1-5. “A strong whirlwind of singular, but happily harmless character, occurred recently in Auckland. All at once the dust gathered in the centre of the street, and began to whirl, and then ascended in a column to a height of about 150 ft, when it spread out like a cloud. Bits of paper were seen flying high above the cloud of dust. When the dust began to ascend it appeared as if it was an eruption bursting out, as it looked like black smoke. Several of those who were near ran away to get out of danger. A baker's cart was close at hand, but the horse was evidently frightened, and stopped. The circle at the bottom was about 20 ft in diameter, and the ascending column about 4ft. The phenomenon lasted about five minutes. One singular feature was that it did not travel along, as whirlwinds usually do, but kept to the one spot till it subsided; and another was that the spectators, standing only a few yards away, felt no wind whatever.”]


1883 Sept 30 / 9 p.m. / Shower of grasshoppers in Louisville benumbed by cold. "They were [of] all sizes." Great numbers. / Sci Amer. 49-264. [V; 1634. “A Shower of Grasshoppers.” Scientific American, n.s., 49 (October 27, 1883): 264.]


1883 / ab last of Sept / from, to a letter dated Nov 2 // Ext. sunsets. / L.T., Dec 4-4-e. [V; 1631. “The Recent Sunsets.” London Times, December 4, 1883, p. 4 c. 5.]


1883 Oct. / Volc / Cooks Inlet, Alaska / Nature, July 17, 1884 / That the accounts had been greatly exaggerated. [V; 1637. “News from Alaska.” Sacramento Daily Record-Union, December 31, 1883, p. 2 c. 4. (San Francisco Bulletin, December 28, 1883.) “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 24, 1884): 283-286, at 284. Davidson, George. “Notes on the Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Augustin, Alaska, October 6, 1883.” Nature, 29 (March 6, 1884): 441-442. “Notes.”  Nature, 30 (July 17, 1884): 274-277, at 275-276. The Augustine volcano.]


1883 Oct 1 / Shocks / Darjeeling. / Madras / Athenaeum, Oct 23. [V; 1638. (Madras Athenaeum, October 23, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 1 // 2 violent shocks at Imbros, near Dardenelles / Kirkcaldy Times, Oct. 10. [V; 1635. (Kirkcaldy Times, October 10, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 1, etc. / Polt / sounds / Chicago / Sun 2-1-5. [B; 550. “Not To Be Scared By Bullets.” New York Sun, October 2, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.]


1883 Oct 2 / S.S. Land / Warsaw (Ill.) Bulletin, 2-3 / "Ellison township, Warren Co., has the biggest snake or the biggest liar in the state. It is described as being about forty feet long, makes a track in the dust the width of your two hands, and raises its head up four or five feet as it travels, with tongue protruding as long as your arm, and emitting a sound like the roaring of a train of cars." / (What a whopper!) [B; 551.1, 551.2. (Warsaw Bulletin, Illinois, October 2, 1883, p. 2 c. 3; on microfilm @ NYPL.)]


1883 Oct. 3 / Ngawi, Java / (F) / See March 19, 1884. [V; 1639. Fletcher, 105. See: 1884 March 19, (V; 1894). This is the Ngawi meteorite.]


1883 Oct 3-4 / night / Large meteors from Auriga / Paisley[, England] / Nature 29-56. [V; 1636. “Meteors.” Nature, 29 (November 15, 1883): 56.]


1883 Oct 4 / [LT], 10-c / 9-7-f / 24-10-e / 30 Nov-7-c // Krakatoa. [V; 1640. “The Volcanic Eruption in Java.” London Times, October 4, 1883, p. 10 c. 3. “The Java Eruption.” London Times, October 9, 1883, p. 7 c. 6. “The Volcanic Eruption in Java.” London Times, November 24, 1883, p. 10 c. 5-6. “The Volcanic Eruption in Java.” London Times, November 30, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


[1883 Oct 6. Wrong date. See: 1883 Oct 17, (V; 1641).]


1883 Oct 6, etc. / Eruption / Mt. Augustin, Cook's Inlet, Alaska / Sun, Dec. 29-1-1. [V; 1642. “A Great Volcanic Eruption.” New York Sun, December 29, 1883, p. 1. c. 1. The Augustine volcano.]


1883 Oct 6 / Alaskan volc / Nature 29/441. [V; 1643. Davidson, George. “Notes on the Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Augustin, Alaska, October 6, 1883.” Nature, 29 (March 6, 1884): 441-442. The Augustine volcano.]


[1883 Oct 7 / "Notes." Nature, 35 (March 17, 1887): 471-474, at 472. The Shikotsu volcano.]


1883 Oct. 7 / Eruption / Mt Tarumai, Yezo, Japan / Nature 35-472. [V; 1644. "Notes." Nature, 35 (March 17, 1887): 471-474, at 472. The Shikotsu volcano erupted from October 7 to November 5, 1883.]


1883 Oct 9 / 11:20 p.m. / Irkutsk, Siberia / Slight shock / L.T. 13-5-f. [V; 1645. “Earthquake in Siberia.” London Times, October 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Oct 9 / 6:30 a.m. / Philippeville, Algeria / smart shock / inhabitants in a panic / L.T. 10-5-a. [V; 1646. “France.” London Times, October 10, 1883, p. 5 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 9 / met—s[hip] / Sc Am. 48/22 / Capt of the barge Gemsbok reported that in a thick snow squall a ball of fire had passed across the ship, ripping off planks in doing other damage, exploding 20 yards away—no lightning or thunder. / Knowledge 3-64. [V; 1647.1, 1647.2. “Meteors.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (January 13, 1883): 22. “Science and Art Gossip.” Knowledge, o.s., 3 (February 2, 1883): 63-64, at 64.]


1883 Oct 10 / 1:05 a.m. / Severest shock San Francisco since 1868 / Holden's Catalog. [V; 1648. Holden, Edward Singleton. List of Recorded Earthquakes in California, Lower California, Oregon and Washington Territory. Sacramento: State Office, J.D. Young, Supt. of State Printing, 1887, 71.]


1883 Oct. 10 / new insect / Toronto Globe of / A new beetle in Massachusetts. About ⅔ the size of a potato bug. Head of bronze-green and a stripe of same color down the back; sides so spotted on white. [V; 1649. (Toronto Globe, October 10, 1883; not on microfilm.)]


1883 Oct 10th / In N.W. Himalayas, especially on 10th, brilliant "afterglow" / Madras Athenaeum, Oct 23. [V; 1650. (Madras Athenaeum, October 23, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 10 / Sun covered with spots. "A most astonishing change” from a few days before. / Knowledge 4-248. [V; 1651. “Great Sun-Spots.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (October 19, 1883): 248.]


1883 Oct 10 / early morn / Bournemouth / slight q / Nature 28-623. [V; 1652. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (October 25, 1883): 621-624, at 623.]


1883 Oct 10 / 3:30 p.m. / Shock all over northern Moravia / L.T. 22-12-c. [V; 1653. “Coincidence of Earthquakes.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 12 c. 3.]


1883 Oct 11 / Dense smoke over Boston, Mass—said came from swamp fire in town of Westborough. / World 12-1-5. [V; 1654. (New York World, October 12, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.)]


1883 Oct 11 / [source unidentified], 2-3 / Ghost / Stapleton, L.I. [B; 552. (Unknown source, October 11, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.)]


1883 Oct 11 / night / Great migration of birds and moths / Zoologist 3/19/341 / Eng. [V; 1655. Harting, James Edmund Fotheringham. "The Migration of Butterflies." Zoologist, s. 3 v. 19 (1895): 335-346, at 341.]


1883 Oct. 13 / Red sun and fall of ashes / Sapporo, north of Japan / Jour Roy Soc N.S. Wales 18-22 / N.M. [V; 1656. Smith, John. “ Anniversary Address.” Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 18 (1884): 1-23, at 22.]


1883 Oct. 13 / Japan Mail of 20th. / Since the 13th a continuous haze at Sapporo. Clouds of ashes falling continuously. Attributed to some unknown volcano. / LT, Dec 25-9-f. [V; 1657. “Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. Henry Spencer Palmer provided an extract from the Japan Weekly Mail and stated: “No volcanic disturbance on a large scale is, however, known to have taken place so recently in any part of the Japanese Archipelago or its neighbourhood.” “Notes.” Japan Weekly Mail, (Yokohama), 7 (October 20, 1883): 590-595, at 595. “The Official Gazette states since the 13th inst. a constant haze has pervaded the atmosphere of Sapporo, and that the sun and moon are of a blood-red colour. Clouds of ashes fall continuously. The phenomenon is ascribed to some volcanic eruption.” The Shikotsu volcano is about 40 kilometres from Sapporo and had begun an eruption on October 7, 1883. See: 1883 Oct. 7, (V; 1644).]


1883 Oct 13 / Clouds of ashes falling in Sapporo, Japan. No known volcano. / Nature 29-225 / See Oct 6 or 7. [V; 1658. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 222-225, at 225. See: 1883 Oct. 7, (V; 1644), and, 1883 Oct. 13, (V; 1657).]


1883 Oct 14, etc. / One of the largest of sunspots / Young, The Sun, p. 128 / See preceding notes. [V; 1659. Young, Charles Augustus. The Sun. New and revised edition. New York: D. Appleton, 1895, 128. Tacchini, Pietro. “Osservanzioni di Grandi Macchine e Protuberanze fatte nel 1882 e 1883.” Memorie della Società degli spettroscopisti italiani, 13 (1885): 161-166, at 141.]


1883 Oct 14 / One of the greatest of sunspots / L'Astro 7/121. [V; 1660. “Les Grandes Manifestations de l'Activité Solaire.” Astronomie, 7 (1888): 121-122, (figure 37).]


1883 Oct 15 / Shocks in Smyrna / 20,000 people homeless/ 15th, ac to Express of Nov 7 / the peninsula in Smyrna running out toward Chio / Eastern Express (Constantinople), 24th. [V; 1661. (Constantinople Eastern Express, October 24, 1883; microfilm.) (Constantinople Eastern Express, November 7, 1883; microfilm.)]


1883 Oct 15 // 3 great groups of sunspots near western edge and other spots / Knowledge 4-278. [V; 1662. “Large Sun-Spots.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (November 2, 1883): 278.]


1883 Oct 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 22, Dec 22 / q's / mouth of St Lawrence / See several in 1882. / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1663. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 363-364.]


1883 Oct 15 / Greece / Great q / [BA] '11. [V; 1664. Milne, 731.]


1883 / [middle of Oct.] // About middle of Oct., in Franklin Township, N.J., alarm over stories of a wild man. He was caught and brought to the almhouse at Belleville, N.J. "A queer looking man, short and squat, with a pale face and great dark eyes, bushy whoskers and shaggy hair. Like Kaspar Hauser, he could not use his legs. "Physicians are puzzled about his ailment. He does not appear to be paralyzed, and yet his legs are powerless." In his pocket was found a paper written in a strange kind of Polish or Russian language—a mixture of both perhaps, and the paper was a passport." Nevertheless said that from it was learned that his name was John Yoss. / World, Dec 12-2-4. [B; 553.1, 553.2, 553.3. (New York World, December 12, 1883, p. 2 c. 4.)]


1883 / middle Oct. // A K Hauser w. man—See June 3, 1888. [B; 554. See: 1888 June 3, (B; 919).]


1883 Oct. 16 / Disastrous q. near Smyrna / L.T. 18-5-d. [V; 1665. “Earthquake in Turkey.” London Times, October 18, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Oct 16 / q / Asia Minor / LT 18-5-d. [V; 1666. “Earthquake in Turkey.” London Times, October 18, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Oct 16 / [(Reverse side)] Lasted about 2 hours / burned and carbonized / made up of fibres like fils de la Vierge. [V; 1667. Dussaut, Francis. "Nuage Formé d'une Matière Solide Floconneuse." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 543; October 27): 342. (Front of Note missing from this scan and/or Pabst's copy.)]


1883 Oct 16 / Wool-like / France / See Sunspots. / (D-61). [V; 1668. The note copies information from pages 61 to 62 of The Book of the Damned. Dussaut, Francis. "Nuage Formé d'une Matière Solide Floconneuse." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 543; October 27): 342. See: (Sunspots).]


1883 Oct 17 / 3:30 a.m. / Contoocook, N.H. / q / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1669. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 363.]


1883 Oct 17 / Great protuberance on sun—also another in the form of an arc between two points / R—Sept 26, '79. [V; 1670. Refer to: 1879 Sept 26, (IV; 2786). Riccò, Annibale. "Grand Protubérances Solaires Observées à Palermo de 1881 à 1887." Astronomie, 7 (1888): 215-223, at 221 & 223, (figures 73 & 74).]


[1883 Oct 17 /] 1883 Oct 6 / Bright met in Hercules / Bristol / Observatory 6-341. [V; 1641. Denning, William Frederick. “Bright Shooting-Star.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 341.]


1883 Oct 18 / [LT], 12-b / Aurora / Kirkwall. [V; 1671. “The Northern Dawn.” London Times, October 18, 1883, p. 12 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 20 / Alaska / densely dark fall of sand and water attrib to volcano / MWR 1883—p. 238 / Nature 30/91 / (9). [V; 1672. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 10; October 1883): 236-239, at 238. “The sand is supposed to have come either from the Mukushin or the new volcano adjacent to Bogoslov.” Diller, Joseph Silas. “Report on Atmospheric Sand-Dust from Unalaska.” Nature, 30 (May 22, 1884): 91-93. The Bogoslof volcano.]


1883 Oct 20 / afternoon / Sharp shock / Bermuda / World 29-2-1. [V; 1673. (New York World, October 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.)]


1883 Oct 20 / Volcanic sand of Unalaska, Alaska / Science 3/651. [V; 1674. Diller. Joseph Silas. “Volcanic Sand Which Fell at Unalaska, Oct. 20, 1883, and Some Considerations Concerning Its Composition.” Science, s. 1 v. 3 (May 30, 1884): 651-653.]


1883 Oct 20 / Slight qs / Gibraltor just after midnight / Tangier 1:30 a.m. / Gibraltar 2 a.m. / L.T. 22-6-b. [V; 1675. “Earthquake at Gibraltor.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 20 / BO / 1:30 a.m. / shock / Tangier / L.T. 22-6-b.  [V; 1676. “Earthquake at Gibraltor.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Oct. 20 / BO / Severe shock / Chio / Eastern Express (Constantinople), 24th / At 10:55 p.m. / had been slight shocks, 1 and 4 p.m. [V; 1677. (Constantinople Eastern Express, October 24, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 20 / 12:55 a.m. / Shock / Gibraltar / Pall Mall Gazette, 20th. [V; 1678. “Earthquake at Gibraltar.” Pall Mall Gazette, October 20, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 20 / Avalanche at Asaro, Sicily / Ref—July 13 / [Hamilton (Ontario) Daily Spectator] 22-1-8. [V; 1679. Refer to: 1883 July 13, (V; 1359). (Hamilton Daily Spectator, Ontario, October 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 8; not found here.)]


1883 Oct 20 / Terrible gales on the Baltic / R—July 13 /  [Hamilton (Ontario) Daily Spectator] 22-1-8. [V; 1680. Refer to: 1883 July 13, (V; 1359). (Hamilton Daily Spectator, Ontario, October 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 8; not found here.)]


1883 Oct. 20 / 12:45 a.m. / qs and rumblings, Spain. Severest at Cordova and Seville. / L.T. 24-5-e. [V; 1681. “The Earthquakes in Spain.” London Times, October 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Oct. 20 / Sharp shock in Bermuda / LT 30-6-b. [V; 1682. “Earthquake in Bermuda.” London Times, October 30, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Oct. 20 / Shocks throughout Andalusia, Spain / L.T. 24-5-e. [V; 1683. “The Earthquakes in Spain.” London Times, October 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Oct. 21 / slight q. / Spain—provinces of Cadiz and Huelva / P. Mall Gazette, 22nd. [V; 1684. “The Earthquakes.” Pall Mall Gazette, October 22, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 21 / At Port Pirie, murky and oppressive dense clouds of dust / Adelaide Observer 27-11-4. [V; 1685. “The Weather and Crops.” Adelaide Observer, October 27, 1883, p. 11 c. 3-4.]


1883 Oct 22 / 11 p.m. / Shock at Kokstad. / Durban Mercury, Oct 26. [V; 1686. (Durban Mercury, October 26, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 22 / 3:30 a.m. / Trieste / q. / slight / Pall Mall Gazette 22-7-1. [V; 1687. “The Earthquakes.” Pall Mall Gazette, October 22, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 22 / Frequent and violent q's continuing in Anatolia. / LT 23-5-d. [V; 1688. “The Earthquakes in Anatolia.” London Times, October 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Oct 22 / (+) / [LT, 12-a / Earthquake Coincidence. [V; 1689. “Coincidence of Earthquakes.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 12 c. 3.]


1883 Oct. 22 / At Malta, 2 shocks bet. 2 and 4 p.m. The first was accompanied by a rumbling sound and a gust of wind. / Malta Standard, 25th. [V; 1690. (Malta Standard, October 25, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 23 / "A large quantity of pumice stone and lava was washed up on the beach at Durban: it may have drifted all the way from the Straits of Sunda or it may have had a nearer origin. / Cape Times (Weekly Edition), Oct. 31. [V; 1691. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, October 31, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 23 / qs of Asia Minor continuing / L.T. 24-6-a / on to 25th—27th. [V; 1692. “The Earthquake at Tcheshme.” London Times, October 24, 1883, p. 6 c. 1. “Earthquake in Turkestan.” London Times, October 29, 1883, p. 4 c. 4. Tcheshme is now identified as Çeşme, Turkey.]


1883 Oct 24 / Trib, 1-4 / Kingston, Penn / Powder explosion. [V; 1693. (New York Tribune, October 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.)]


1883 Oct. 25 / Singular luminosity in sky at Cape Town hour after sunset / Cape Times (Weekly Edition), Oct. 31 / and a hurricane. [V; 1694. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, October 31, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 25 and 28 / Detonations again and qs at Panama / Sun, Nov. 27-5-2. [V; 1695. “Earthquakes on the Isthmus.” New York Sun, November 27, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 26-28 / Tremendous rains—most disastrous floods known in Thessaly. / Eastern Express (Constantinople), Nov 14. [V; 1696. (Constantinople Eastern Express, November 14, 1883.)]


1883 Oct. 29 / 9:40 p.m. / Russian Poland / qs and rumbling sounds / L.T. 31-5-e. [V; 1697. “Earthquake in Poland.” London Times, October 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. Kamenetz, Russian Poland, is now identified as Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.]


1883 Oct. 29 / night / Met size moon / Germany / Zeit Met 18/482. [V; 1698. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 465-483, at 481-482.]


1883 Oct. 30 / Immense clouds of locusts in Puebla, Mexico / World 31-6-1. [V; 1699. (New York World, October 31, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.)]


1883 Oct 30 / 2 "myst" explosions / London / railroad stations / Fenians. [B; 555. (Refs???)]


1883 Oct 31 / 10:30 p.m. / Met appeared near Aldebaran. / Webster, Dakota / M.W.R. [V; 1700. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 10; October 1883): 236-239, at 237.]


1883 (Nov. 1) / Asia Minor / great q / [BA] '11. [V; 1701. Milne, 731.]


1883 November / (Beneficient) / Phe said to have begun in home of Mr. Morell Theobald, Blackheath, London. / A.C. Holms, Facts of Psychic Science, p. 270 / Phe in presence of housemaid Mary—she was often in an exhausted condition. Spirits helped with the housework—lighting kitchen fire early in morning—tea made—various household jobs. Whole family became mediumistic. Theobald was accused of fraudulency. An investigator said that there was evidence that a sealed envelope had been opened. He had written some numbers on piece of paper put in the envelope, asking that the spirits write the numbers on the outside, and left the envelope several months with Theobald. Holms explained that envelope had been opened by a hostile spirit to discredit the experiment. [B; 556.1 to 556.4. Holms, Archibald Campbell. The Facts of Psychic Science and Philosophy. Jamaica, N.Y.: Occult Press, 1927, 270-273.]


1883 Nov 1 / Polt / Shropshire / Proc Soc 12/60. [B; 557. Podmore, Frank. "Poltergeists." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 12 (1897): 45-115, at 58-67. Hughes, Frank Septimus. "Report on the Shropshire Disturbances." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 2 (March 1884): 19-27.]


1883 Nov. / Polt and Fire / The Wem Polt / Proc S.P.R. 12-59 / R. Ac. 3834 / Nurse girl near the fire, when fire leaped from the grate. The girl, alarmed, set out to a neighbor's. Her clothes took fire and had to be torn off her. [B; 558. Podmore, Frank. "Poltergeists." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 12 (1897): 45-115, at 59.]


1883 Nov. 1, etc. / Polt / In a farmer's house near Wem, Shropshire, objects thrown—flames—Wem—servant girl the center—her shoes torn off—she confesses to tricks to newspaper reporter—investigator's conclusion that all could not have been tricks. / Jour Soc 1-19. [B; 559. Hughes, Frank Septimus. “Report on the Shropshire Disturbances.” Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 (March 1884): 19-26.]


1883 Nov. / Wem / myst murders at Wem ab Jan 1, 1888. [B; 560. “Murder.” London Times, November 14, 1887, p. 9 c. 5. “Execution of the Prees Murderer.” Cheshire Observer, March 31, 1888, p. 8 c. 4. George Pickerill, aged 80, was found murdered in a cottage near Wem, on November 12, 1887; his nephew, William Arrowsmith was convicted of the crime and confessed to it, before he was executed the following March.]


1883 Nov. / A job—L. Times index for Wem to and past Jan., 1888. [B; 561. “Murder.” London Times, November 14, 1887, p. 9 c. 5.]


1883 Nov. 2 / Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, off coast of Co. Cork. Night birds of many species "but what was most remarkable was the number of large moths which he (the lighthouse keeper) could only compare to a heavy fall of snow.” / Ent. Mo. Mag. 21-30 / Birds and moths. [V; 1702.1, 1702.2. Cordeaux, John. “Migration of Moths.” Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 21 (July 1884): 30.]


1883 Nov. 4 / and Nov and Dec // Misty light on moon / Sid Mess 3/121 / Sidereal. [V; 1703. “Editorial Notes.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (May 1884): 120-128, at 121. John Heywood, (the observer), considered the “misty light” to be a lunar aurora. See: 1877 June 14, (IV; 2133), and, 1884 Sept. 16, (V; 2025).]


1883 Nov. / Traces of volcanic activity / Isle of Reunion / C.R. 98-252. [V; 1704. Pélagaud. “Sur une illumination aurorale et crépusculaire du ciel observée dans l'océan Indien.” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884): 250-253, at 252.]


1883 Nov / Seems the sunsets began ab. Nov. 27. [V; 1705. (Refs.???)]


1883 Nov 7 / Fires / Cape Times Weekly Edition / Hotel in Long Street, Cape Town. Dense black smoke coming from a room. Two mattresses on fire. Nobody seen, nobody suspected. No other signs of fire away from the two separated beds. Half hour later another bed in another room blazed up. Nothing else in this room on fire. Firemen and a constable arrived. While they were discussing the matter a fire started up in straw in the yard. There were other fires other mysterious origin in Cape Town and nothing discovered and nothing about them. / Dec 12 Cape Times, Fire in the upper part of a house "though what agency remains at present a mystery". / Issue of Dec 19, a great hotel fire—one of the largest buildings in Cape Town destroyed. Smoke was seen pouring from an upper window. "Origin unknown." [B; 562.1 to 562.4. (Cape Times Weekly Edition, November 7, 1883.) (Cape Times, December 12, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / Cape Argus of 9th tells of the hotel fires as told in Times, and of a fire on 8th of unknown origin in an ostrich feathers store, and of a fire in a soda water manufacturer—"not yet known how it originated". / On 10th another fire—2 cottages burned down (12-3-4). "It is not known how the fire originated." [B; 563.1, 563.2. “Disastrous Fire.” Cape Argus, November 9, 1883, p. 5 c. 3. “Destructive Fire at Rondebosch.” Cape Argus, November 12, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Nov. 7 / In Eastern Province Herald (Port Eliz) account of fire in a hotel in P.E. on Aug. 27. On Sept 1, the hotel was destroyed by fire, supposed embers from 1st fire had reignited in the cellar. [B; 564. (Eastern Province Herald, Port Elizabeth, November 7, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / In Eastern Province Herald (Port Elizabeth), Nov. 7, a cor. writing of the fire epidemic at P.E. and at Uitenhage, calls for an enquiry suggesting arson. [B; 565. (Eastern Province Herald, Port Elizabeth, November 7, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / See fires in Cape Town back to Sept. [B; 566. See: (fire back to Sept.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / Similar in St. Louis / See Sept 25-27, 1891. [B; 567. See: 1891 Sept 25 (and 26), (B; 1157), and, 1891 Sept 27, (B; 1156).]


1883 Nov. 7 / World fires / See rest of year. [B; 568. See: (1883).]


1883 / ab. Nov 9 // See Nov. 5. / A reddish brown dust fell. Samples sent to M. Nordenskiold, in Stockholm. Analysis showed him that it was not like the volcanic dust from Krakatoa and was not of terrestrial origin, because of richness in iron and nickel, also in phosphoric acid and magnesium. / (—um?) / Almost everything was electrified—sparks from cats' fur, etc., when stroked. During the night electric lights from mountain peaks. About the 9th, the dust fell. [V; 1706.1, 1706.2. See: 1883 Nov. 5, (V; 1713).]


1883 November / Chili dust / A red cloud appeared near San Fernando, Chili. Ac to Nordenskiöld, it consisted chiefly of ferric oxide, nickel oxide, silica and magnesia. In N's opinion, it was not from Krakatoa, not from anywhere else upon this earth. / CR, Oct 18, 1886. [V; 1707. Nordenskiold, Adolf Erik. “Analyse d'une poussiére cosmique tombée sur les Cordillères, près de San Ferndando (Chili).” Comptes Rendus, 103 (1886): 682-686.]


[1883 Nov. 9. Wrong date. See: 1883 Nov 12, (V; 1708).]


1883 Nov / Reddish powder fell in Chili—ac to Nordenskiold, rich in iron and not from Krakatoa. / C.R. 103-683. [V; 1709. Nordenskiold, Adolf Erik. “Analyse d'une poussiére cosmique tombée sur les Cordillères, près de San Ferndando (Chili).” Comptes Rendus, 103 (1886): 682-686.]


1883 Nov 9 / Blazing sunset / Surrey, England / N.Y. Sun, Nov. 29 / Lasted 1 hour, 40 minutes—after sunset. [V; 1710. “The Fires of Sunset.” New York Sun, November 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 Nov 10 or 12 / [note cut off]denolle (comet) / D-277 / See next vol of Sci Amer, "Comet". [V; 1711. The note copies information from pages 276 to 277 of The Book of the Damned. Rice, Jacob. “To the Editor.”; (letter). American Meteorological Journal, 1 (July 1884): 110, (illustration). "A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen in Porto Rico." Scientific American, n.s., 50 (January 19, 1884): 40. “A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen at Sulphur Springs, Ohio.” Scientific American, n.s., 50 (February 16, 1884): 97. “A correspondent in Sulphur Springs, Ohio, refers to The Scientific American of the 19th of January, which contained an account of a remarkable phenomenon seen in Porto Rico on the 21st of November. He also describes a wonder of the sky seen about that time in Sulphur Springs, though he is not certain as to the exact date. The phenomenon was witnessed by several observers besides himself.” “The object was seen in the southwest in a vertical position. It consisted of a bright nucleus in the center with two tails, one pointing downward and the other upward. The nucleus, observed in a four-inch refracting telescope, under a power of 20, was ruddy in color and quite bright. Our correspondent incloses a sketch, giving the general view as it appeared to the naked eye, though the nucleus is represented as it was seen in the telescope.” These objects were not identified as any known comets.]


1883 Nov 5 / band of light and definite looking obj / See May 23, 1840. [V; 1712. See: 1840 May 23, (II; 182).]


1883 Nov. 5 / Lights of 1883 were in the sky—in midst of them appeared a luminous body apparent size of moon and shone for one hour and a half. / C.R. 103/682 / D-275. [V; 1713. The note copies information from page 275 of The Book of the Damned. Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik. "Analyse d'une poussière cosmique sur les Crodillères, près San Fernando (Chili)." Comptes Rendus, 103 (October 18, 1886): 682-686, at 682-683.]


1883 Nov / Stonyhurst Observatory, Lancashire / darkness, black rain and snow / Symons Met Mag (L) 19/80 / Something over Crowe / But had fallen Stonyhurst 5 months before. [V; 1714. “Cuttings.” Sysmons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (June 1884): 80.]


1883 Nov 11 / Hartford, Conn / rain of "little live snails, which had gay-colored shells / World 14-1-1 / See last Oct., 1885. [V; 1715. (New York World, November 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.) See: 1885 / ab last of Oct, (VI; 194).]


1883 Nov. 12 / BO / Again Krakatoa burst out—covering the Java Sea and Sunda Straits with ashes and pumice. / Straits Times, Dec. 7. [V; 1716. “Netherland India News.” Straits Times, (Singapore), December 7, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2.]


[1883 Nov 12 /] 1883 Nov. 9 / Shrewsbury Chronicle / 8 p.m. / At Fraserburgh, remarkable meteor, ½ size of the moon, preceded by a bluish luminous body. [V; 1708. (Shrewsbury Chronicle, November 9, 1883; not found here). “Fraserburgh—A Meteor.” Scotsman, November 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Nov 16 / (Polt) / Medium and Daybreak of / The Wem polt. At Wood's Farm, 4 miles from Wem, occupied by Mr and Mrs Hampson, 2 children and 2 female servants, on Thursday before Nov. 5th. A saucepan jumped from the fire and pieces of burning coal thrown about the room, setting fire to clothes of one of the children, an infant. Police Constable Bowen called in and was struck by flying objects. / In M. and Dayb. 14th, letter from Sir Charles Isham, Bart., who had investigated, saying that he had found that the "confession" had been extorted from the girl Emma Davies, by threats and slaps. [B; 569.1, 569.2, 569.3. “Spontaneous Mediumship.” Medium and Daybreak, 14 (no. 711; November 16, 1883): 726. “The Shrewsbury Mediumistic Phenomena.” Medium and Daybreak, 14 (no. 715; December 14, 1883): 790. “An Extraordinary Story.” London Daily Telegraph and Courier, November 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 5.]


1883 Nov / Wem phe in home of the Davies / Medium and Daybreak, Jan 4, 1884—phe broken out again. Said these people poor and loss of property serious to them. [B; 570. "The Shropshire Mystery." Medium and Daybreak, 15 (no. 718; January 4, 1884): 7. "The Mysterious Occurrences in North Shropshire." Nottingham Evening Post, November 15, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Nov. 17 / Discolored rain near Worcester / Nature 29-179. [V; 1717. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 179.]


1883 Nov. 17 / Trib, 4-5 / Cosmic dust / Ed. [V; 1718. “Cosmic Dust.” New York Tribune, November 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 5.]


1883 Nov. 17 / night / Gray and black dust at Storelvdal, a valley Central Norway / Nature 29-135. [V; 1719. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (December 6, 1883): 133-135, at 135.]


1883 / ab. Nov 21 // D-277 / double pointed comet—Porto Rico and Ohio. ** [V; 1720. The note copies information from page 277 of The Book of the Damned.) "A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen in Porto Rico." Scientific American, n.s., 50 (January 19, 1884): 40. “A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen at Sulphur Springs, Ohio.” Scientific American, n.s., 50 (February 16, 1884): 97.]


1883 Nov. 21 / Fiji Times of / Comments upon recent sunsets. [V; 1721. (Fiji Times, November 21, 1883.)]


1883 Nov 23 / Trib., 2-1 / Witchcraft. [B; 571. “Witchcraft—Or Something.” New York Tribune, November 23, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.]


1883 Nov. 24 / Red light / Red light appears in western N.Y. after a severe storm. Great solar disturbance at the time. / Sid. Mess. 5-239. [V; 1722. Maine, Henry C. “The Red Light.” Sidereal Messenger, 5 (October 1886): 237-251, at 239.]


1883 Nov. 24 / S / Cloud like wheel / [Corinth,] Miss. / (144). [V; 1723. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 11; November 1883): 263-264, at 264. “The phenomenon was observed at 7 p.m., when twelve well-defined bands of dark clouds were seen diverging from a point beneath the 'north' star. Four of these bands were east of the star named, and the remaining eight were west of it, those near the western limit of the display being shorter and less inclined toward the horizon. The lower ends of the seven largest clouds terminated abruptly at an equal distance from a common point near the northern horizon, leaving an almost perfect semi-circle of clear sky beneath, from which the bands radiated like the spokes of a wheel.”]


1883 Nov. 24 / Munich / afterglow / Symons Met 19-22. [V; 1724. Ward, Michael Foster. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (March 1884): 22-24, at 22.]


1883 Nov. 25 / Detonations such as heard Aug 26 from krak. heard again at Penang bet 10 a.m. and noon. / Penang Times, Nov. 28 / But nothing said in the Java news of later issues. [V; 1725. Penang Times, November 28, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 25 / White spot on Jupiter brilliant / Observatory 6-374. [V; 1726. Denning, William Frederick. "Approximate Times of Transit of the great Red Spot and Equatoreal White Spot...." Observatory, 6 (1883): 374.]


1883 Nov. 26 / Afterglow / Bournemouth / Symons' Met 18-165. [V; 1727. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (December 1883): 161-167, at 165.]


1883 Nov 26, etc. / Absence in Arctic / See gray note, Aug 26. [V; 1728. See: (Aug 26).]


1883 Nov. 26 / Magnificent sunset, Radnorshire. / Shrewsbury Chronicle, Dec. 7 / Blaze of color from which streamers extended. [V; 1729. Lowe, Thomas. “A Remarkable Sunset.” Shrewsbury Chronicle, December 7, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.]


1883 Nov 26-27 / light / Simply this the time of the Andromedids. [V; 1730. (Refs.???)]


1883 Nov 26, 27 / 29, 30 // Dec 2, 4, 16, 20 /// Sunset glows / Lyons / C.R. 97-1514. [V; 1731. Marchand, E. “Sur les lueurs crépusculaires.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1514-1516.]


1883 Nov. 26 / Flamingo shot in Hampshire, Eng. Very wild and nothing to indicate it had been in captivity. / The Zoologist 3/8/338. [V; 1732. (Zoologist, s. 3 v. 8 p. 338.)]


1883 Nov 27 / (+) / Aurora and sunset / Sunset described in World 28-1-3 / like aurora / "great tongues of flame" shooting over N.Y. Harbor. [V; 1733. (New York World, November 28, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 Nov. 27 / Exquisite sunsets at Naples when Vesuvius in eruption Dec., 1861. / See An Register 1861-244. [V; 1734. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 103 (1861): pt. 2, 1-270, at 240-246, at 245. “Towards sunset we marked that effect of colour which is only to be seen in Southern latitudes, for then the mass of dark cloud which hung over Vesuvius and the entire bay was lit up with the most delicate roseate tints.” See: 1861 Dec, (III; 206).]


1883 Nov. 27 / Mets and afterglow / Oct 19, 1882 / Dec 10, 1882. [V; 1735. See: 1882 Oct. 19-25, (V; 991), and, 1882 Dec 10-11, (V: 1047 & 1048).]


1883 Nov. 27 / Ruddy sunset glows from Etna at Palermo—see last of May, 1886. [V; 1738. See: 1886 / last of May and in June, (VI; 471).]


1883 Nov. 27 / A sunset—mistaken for reflection from fire and engines in Poughkeepsie called out. / Sun 28-1-4 / Like auroras so mistaken. [V; 1739. “A Fire in the Sun.” New York Sun, November 28, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Nov. 27 / Afterglows / See June 28, 1831. [V; 1740. See: 1831 June 28 to July 2, (I; 1602).]


1883 Nov. 28 / Most of them moving northward / an occasional group to the south / Observatory 37/418 // By Brooks / Phelps, N.. / Obs. 7/49. [V; 1736. Denning, William Frederick. “Showers of Telescopic Meteors seen near the Sun.” Observatory, 37 (1914): 417-419, at 418. “Remarkable Flight of Telescopic Meteors.” Observatory, 7 (1884): 49-50. Payne, William Wallace. “The Red Sunsets.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (January 1884): 293-296; and, 3 (February 1884): 18-20; at 294-295.]


1883 Nov 28 / Aug. / "Observatory," Feb, 1884. [V; 1737. “Remarkable Flight of Telescopic Meteors.” Observatory, 7 (1884): 49-50.]


1883 Nov 28 / South Africa / white substance that glistened like fire in the sun as it fell—did not smell sulphurous / LT, Jan 8, 1884 / Nov 28, ac to Nature 29/252 / BD-71. [V; 1741. The note copies information from page 71 of The Book of the Damned. Clark, Walter. “Remarkable Shower.” London Times, January 8, 1884, p. 2 c. 5. “We were informed yesterday of the occurrence at Glen Grey, about 12 miles from Queenstown, of a phenomenon which, while it lasted, nearly terrified the white and native population out of their wits. On the afternoon of Wednesday a thick shower of matter, presenting a white sulphurous appearance, fell in the valley in which this village is situate, and, passing right over it from east to west, covered the entire surface of the country with marble-sized balls of an ashy paleness, which crumbled into powder at the slightest touch. The shower was confined to one narrow streak, and while it lasted, we are told, the surrounding atmosphere remained unchanged and clear, as it had been before. Great noises accompanied the shower, and so frightened the people working in the fields, who at first were under the impression that it was a descent of fire—the white substance glistening in the sun—that on perceiving it they fled into their houses for shelter. No damage was caused by what fell, and upon examination of the substance afterwards it was found to be perfectly harmless. At first the little balls were soft and pulpy, but they gradually became dry and pulverised, crumbling at the touch. We have before us a piece of earth on which one of them fell, and the mark left behind resembles a splash of limewash or similar matter. It does not smell of sulphur.” “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 10, 1884): 250-252, at 252.]


1883 Nov. 28 / 2 Woodbridges? / Feb., 1834. [B; 572. See: 1834 (A: 108, 109, and 111); 1834 Feb 2, (A; 110), and, 1834 Feb 2-March 27, 1834, (A; 107).]


1883 Nov. 28 / Crawfordville repeats. / See Oct 26, 1891. [B; 573. See: 1891 Oct 26, (B; 1170).]


1883 Nov. 28 / Great fires / St. Paris, Ohio / Baltimore / Rubiax, France / Kansas City / Cape Vincent, N.Y. / Leadville, Col / Rat Portage, Manitoba / Springfield, Mass / Courtland, NY / World 29-5-3. [B; 574. (New York World, November 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.)]


1883 Nov. 28 / ashes / Durban (Natal) Mercury of / That at Glen Gray, near Queenstown, loud noises and the fall of marble sized balls of ashy paleness that had crumbled at touch. [V; 1742. (Durban Mercury, November 28, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 28 / Dunedin papers / nothing. [V; 1743.]


1883 Nov. 28 / Queenstown cor to Dunedin Star, in N. Zealand Times 29-2-7 / That at 2 a.m. a comet was seen nearly due south. At 2:05 p.m., a lurid mass shot from the sky N.E. to S.E., followed by an explosive sound. / be Queenstown, N. Zealand. [V; 1744. “A New Comet.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), November 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 Nov. 28 / Edinburgh—10:50 / Oxford—10:38 / Stockport—10:30 / meteors / Nature 29-123. [V; 1745. “Meteors.” Nature, 29 (December 6, 1883): 123.]


1883 Nov. 29 / N.Y. Times, 3-6 / Snail shower at Hartford explained. [V; 1746. “The Hartford Snails.” New York Times, November 29, 1883, p. 3 c. 6. See: 1883 Nov 11, (V; 1715).]


1883 Nov 30 and Dec 1 / Reddish light at sunset in Norway and Sweden or 29th at Copenhagen / CR 97-1387. [V; 1747. “M. Broch fair remarquer qu'un phénomène....” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1387.]


1883 Nov. 30 / Tidal wave / W. Australia / Adelaide Observer, Dec 15-15-2. [V; 1748. “Western Australia.” Adeliade Observer, December 15, 1883, p. 15 c. 2.]


[1883 Nov 30 /] 1883 Dec. 29 / before 29th // Trout—Port Hope, Ontario. [B; 583. “Port Hope.” Toronto Globe, December 1, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “At seven o'clock this morning, when Harry Shepherd opened his store it was raining hard at the time some of the drops that fell upon the side walk appeared to be pretty large. On examination it proved that five speckled trout between three and four inches long had fallen from the clouds.”]


1883 Dec / Connecticut murders and the body / Sun, 1884, June 25-1-6 / 26-3-2. [B; 575. “Another Connecticut Mystery.” New York Sun, June 25, 1884, p. 1 c. 6. “The Connecticut Mystery.” New York Sun, June 26, 1884, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Dec. 2 / Observations upon afterglow at Valence / C.R. 97-1516. [V; 1749. Du Boys, P. “Observation de lueurs crépusculaires à Valence, dans la soirée du 2 décembre.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1516.]


1883 Dec 2 / at Vourla, Smyrna / Shocks since Oct. / sharp shock. / Eastern Express (Constantinople), Dec 5. [V; 1750. (Constantinople Eastern Express, December 5, 1883.)]


1883 Dec 2 / Shock and some damage / Sparta / Eastern Express, 19th. [V; 1751. (Constantinople Eastern Express, December 19, 1883.)]


1883 Dec 2 / D-68 / saltish substance / Turkey. [V; 1752. The note copies information from page 68 of The Book of the Damned. “Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. Henry Otis Dwight provided a translation from the Terjuman-i-Hakikat, (or, Tercüman-i Hakikat, of December 4, 1883): “Day before yesterday morning in the Selimieh quarter of Scutari, there was a fall of an unknown substance in particles like snow. The people supposed it to be of the nature of manna. But it was found to be saltish to the taste, and to dissolve readily in water. This would indicate a probability that the substance which fell, whatever it was, arose from a solidification of vapours in the atmosphere.”]


1883 Dec 5 / Ravenden Springs, Ark. / Loud noise and 7 shocks in 40 seconds / Sun 7-1-1. [V; 1753. “Earthquake Shocks in Arkansas.” New York Sun, December 7, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.]


1883 Dec 5 / 5:30 p.m. / Manitowoc, Wisconsin / aurora / right red spot in N.E. sky, altitude of 15°. / MWR, p. 289. [V; 1754. “Atmospheric Electricity.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 12; December 1883): 288-289, at 288.]


1883 Dec 5 / Geneva / A fall of snow abounding with globules of iron. Said to have been meteoric. / Revue Scientifique 3/6/795 / but receptacles set for. [V; 1755. (Revue Scientifique 3/6/795.; late 1883; not online.)]


1883 Dec 5 / Heavy storm of dust and wind / Willochra / S. Australia, if Adelaide is / Adelaide Observer 15-16-2. [V; 1756. “Country News.” Adelaide Observer, December 15, 1883, p. 16 c. 2-4.]


1883 Dec 5 / Riordan Springs, Ark / Severe shocks and loud noise / World 7-1-3. [V; 1759. (New York World, December 7, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 Dec 5 and 6 / In snow, England, particles of magnetic oxide of iron / Astro Reg 22-6. [V; 1758. “Royal Astronomical Society. Session 1883-84.” Astronomical Register, 22 (January 1884): 1-13, at 6.]


1883 Dec 6 / frgs / Ac to a writer, quoted in La Nature, 22-207, an enormous number of frogs fell upon a plain in Tahiti. Writer did not arrive until after the fall—found the native terrified—found the frogs innumerable and of 3 species. [V; 1760. "Pluie de crapauds à Haïti." La Nature, 1884 pt. 1 (no. 560; February 23): 207. The shower of frogs occurred at Miragoâne, Haiti, (not in Tahiti).]


1883 Dec 6-7 / Russia / 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. / 40 mets from one point in sky / L'Astro 3/108. [V; 1757. “Étoiles filantes de la comète de Pons.” Astronomie, 3 (1884): 108.]


1883 Dec 7 / World, 1-5 / 2 persons near one city injured / similar cases back to Sept. / See Dec 17-8-1. [B; 576. (New York World, December 7, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.) (New York World, December 7, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.)]


1883 Dec 7 / Madrid, Spain / vol. dust in snow / Pop. Sci 24/605. [V; 1761. Larrabee, W.H. “Green Suns and Red Sunsets.” Popular Science Monthly, 24 (March 1884): 598-606, at 605.]


1883 Dec / Atmospheric phe / [LT] 6-6-b / 12-10-c / 13-7-c / 17-6-d. [V; 1762. “Atmospheric Phenomena.” London Times, December 6, 1883, p. 6 c. 2. “Atmospheric Phenomena.” London Times, December 12, 1883, p. 10 c. 3. “The Recent Sunrises and Sunsets.” London Times, December 12, 1883, p. 10 c. 4. “The remarkable sunsets which attracted so much attention in this country a fortnight since were also the subject of much observation in America, and a well-known American astronomer, Professor Brooks, wrote to the New York papers stating that from observations he had made with the telescope he had no doubt that the remarkable spectacle was due to the earth encountering vast clouds of meteoric dust.” Symons, George James. “The Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 3. “Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 4.]


1883 / all month after Dec. 8 // (Sounds) / At Orciano, near Lorenzana (Italy), noises heard night and day but more frequently at night—said that several times slight earthquake. Continued with variable intervals. / On 17th, 11:15 p.m., sound like distant cannon and no motion of the earth perceptible. However, peasants near the town said there was quake—end of Dec., sounds ceased. / Cosmos 61/3. [V; 1763.1, 1763.2. (Cosmos, 61-3.)]


1883 Dec 8 / 6:45 a.m. / Frankfort-on-the-Maine / splendid meteor / West to east / Nature 29-226. [V; 1764. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 225-226, at 226.]


1883 Dec 8 / World, 1-5/6 / Other fires // Athens / 9-3-6 // Boston / Worcester / W. Va / Florida / 10-5-4. [B; 577. (New York World, December 8, 1883, p. 1 c. 5-6.) (New York World, December 9, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.) (New York World, December 10, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.)]


1883 Dec 9 / N.Y. Times, 8-4 / A shot at 2 small boys / Ed. [B; 578. “Mr. Angle's Bag.” New York Times, December 9, 1883, p. 8 c. 4. “Two Boys Mistaken For Game.” New York Tribune, December 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. At Port Jervis, New York, two boys were shot by a cousin hunting with a shotgun.]


1883 Dec 10 / LT, 6-f / Balloon picked up at sea. [V; 1773. “Balloon Picked Up at Sea.” London Times, December 10, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Dec 10-11 / If no note for sunset glow this year, see Dec 10-11, 1882. [V; 1765. See: 1882 Dec 10-11, (V: 1047 & 1048).]


1883 Dec 11 / Terrific dust storm at Blyth. / S. Australia, if Adelaide is. / Adelaide Observer 15-15-5. [V; 1766. “Provincial Telegrams.” Adelaide Observer, December 15, 1883, p. 15 c. 3-5 & p. 16 c. 1.]


1883 Dec 11 / 5:27 p.m. / Richmond, Surrey / det met / Nature 29-148. [V; 1767. Whipple, George Mathews. “Meteor.” Nature, 29 (December 13, 1883): 148.]


1883 Dec 12 / Stewartsville, N.J. / shrieks and flashes of light in house there—said female ghost in scant attire / World 13-5-6. [B; 579. (New York World, December 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.)]


[1883 Dec 12. Wrong date. See: 1882 Dec 12, (V; 1768).]


1883 Dec 12 / Date of the Geminids. [V; 1769.]


1883 Dec 12 / Grayish substance in rain / Gainsborough and York, England / Nature 29-225. [V; 1771. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 222-225, at 225.]


1883 Dec 12 / Dust / met date Australia / Dec 12, 1896 / See Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1772. See: 1896 Dec 12, (VII: 1639, 1640, & 1641), and, 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Dec 12 / List Australian dusts / See Dec 15, 1880. // Aust and Europe / See Feb., 1903. [V; 1774. See: 1880 Dec 15, (V: 417, 418, & 419), and, (1903 Feb.).]


1883 Dec. 12 / Bourke, N.S. Wales / "The wind and dust were terrible for ten hours, and the oldest inhabitant had never seen anything like it before. This storm produced the remarkable dry fog noted in the New England and Paterson Districts at the time.” Amer. Met. Jour. 3-502. [V; 1777.1, 1777.2. “Dust Storms in New South Wales.” American Meteorological Journal, 3 (March 1887): 501-503, at 502.]


1883 Dec. 12 / Sydney Morning Herald, 13th / Reports from various towns in N.S. Wales. Sudden darkness at Newcastle and storm. At Bathurst dust sweeping through the street at hurricane speed. "The plains tonight are encircled with a thick haze as though smoke were ascending from bush fires.” Dense clouds of dust at Forbes. [V; 1781.1, 1781.2. “The Weather in the Country.” Sydney Morning Herald, December 13, 1883, p. 10 c. 4.]


1883 Dec 12 / dust after rain / several districts in N.S. Wales, a thunderstorm and heavy rain and hail at 5 p.m. Shortly after 6 p.m. a reddish-yellow dust began to fall, and continued to fall until 11 a.m. the next day. It is said that some time before, the same kind of dust had fallen upon a steamship at sea. / Melbourne Argus, Dec 21-5-5. [V; 1783.1, 1783.2. “Singular Natural Phenomenon.” Melbourne Argus, December 21, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Dec 12 / Flammarion, 'L'Éruption du Krakatoa, p. 83, quoting a correspondent writing under date of the 12th, who says that for several days the snow upon Mt Blanc had been reddish. [V; 1776. Flammarion, Camille. L'Éruption du Krakatoa et les Tremblements de Terre. Paris: Marpon et Flammarion, n.d., 83.]


1883 Dec 13 / mist and dust / R—Dec 15, 1880 / Uralla, N.S. Wales—On 12th, severe thunderstorms—on 13th, from early morning till 11 a.m., "a very singular yellow-colored fog—a yellow dust fell. [V; 1770. Refer to: 1880 Dec 15, (V; 417). Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 36 (July, 10, 17. 24, and 31, 1903): 241-285, at 255-256.]


1883 Dec. 13 / Grayish substance in rain / Holland / Nature 29-175 / Again Jan. 11-12, '84 / 29-308. [V; 1775. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 175. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 31, 1884): 308-310, at 308-309.]


1883 Dec 13 / Holland / grayish substance in rain / Pop Sci News 18-25. [V; 1779. “Editorial Notes.” Popular Science News, 18 (February 1884): 25-26.]


1883 Dec / Tasmanian qs continue. [V; 1778. (Refs.???)]


1883 Dec 13 / at Uralla, N.S. Wales / There had been severe th storm—"much rain and some hail” the day before—In morning of 13th "a singular, yellow fog, and all vegetation was sprinkled with a fine, yellow dust. / Chem News 88/41. [V; 1780.1, 1780.2. Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 88 (July, 10, 17. 24, and 31, 1903): 16-18, 32-34, 41-45, 55-58; at 41.]


1883 Dec 13 / Kokstad, Cape Colony (?) / 10:20 p.m. / "A loud report as if from a very heavy gun. Strong vibration felt / Cape Times (Weekly Ed), Dec 19-4-7 / See Oct. [V; 1782. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, December 19, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.) See: 1883 Oct 22, (V; 1686).]


[1883 Dec. 15] / Disaps. / World, 1883, Dec. 15-5-5. [B; 580. (New York World, December 15, 1883, p. 5. c. 5.)]


1883 Dec 15 / fish at Airdrie / In Kirkcaldy Times, said that some of the men were struck by falling fish. [V; 1784. (Kirkcaldy Times, ca. December 15, 1883.) "Phenomenon at Airdrie." Aberdeen Evening Express, December 17, 1883, p. 2 c. 3. "During a heavy storm of wind and rain on Saturday morning the navvies employed at the new Caledonian Railway Works were surprised by the fall of a number of live fish in what seemed a very heavy shower of rain. Some the men state that they were struck on the head and face by the falling fish which on examination appeared to be of the perch species. The men gathered the fish and took them home. The most remarkable thing is that, with the exception of the Monkland Canal at a mile's distance, there is no other water nearer than the Reservoir of Caldercruix, a distance of six or seven miles. Perch are very plentiful in the reservoir, by which also the canal is fed. Late Saturday night a number of fishwives started with creels on their backs to await another downpour of the 'fish from heaven.'"]


1883 Dec 15 / fish / (morning) / Edinburgh Scotsman 17-4-7 / at Airdrie / "During a heavy storm of wind and rain on Saturday morning the navies employed on the New Caledonian Railway Works were surprised by the fall of a number of live fishes of the perch species in what seemed to be a very heavy shower of rain. The men gathered the fishes and took them home." Said that with the exception of the Monkland Canal no water nearer than a reservoir 6 or 7 miles away. [V; 1789.1, 1789.2. "Extraordinary Phenomenon at Airdrie." Scotsman, December 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.]


1883 Dec 15 / Fish / Airdrie, 11 miles E of Glascow / shower of live perch / Knowledge 4-396. [V; 1790. Stewart, John A. "Shower of Perch―Sunsets." Knowledge, o.s., 4 (December 28, 1883): 396.]


1883 Dec 15 / Cor writing of sunsets in Mississippi, the changes of color like auroral display. / Sun 26-4-2. [V; 1785. “Fiery Sunsets in Mississippi.” New York Sun, December 26, 1883, p. 4 c. 2.]


1883 Dec. 15 / Augs, by Barnard / Observatory 7/49 // Nashville, Tenn / 37/418. [V; 1786. “Remarkable Flight of Telescopic Meteors.” Observatory, 7 (1884): 49-50, at 50. Denning, William Frederick. "Showers of Telescopic Meteors seen near the Sun." Observatory, 37 (November 1914): 417-419, at 418.]


1883 / middle of Dec // (Polt) / (Noted) / Jordan, N.Y. / Stones falling in a closed room ab. time a man dying / Sun 22-1-3 / 30-5-4. [B; 581. “Strange Fall of Stones.” New York Sun, December 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “Mysterious Stone Throwing.” New York Sun, December 30, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Dec 16 / Fires / Dubois, Pa / Fall River, Mass / St Louis / Akron, Ohio / Walkerton, Ont / Halifax / Providence, RI / World 17-1-5. [B; 582. (New York World, December 17, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.)]


1883 Dec 16 / Trib, 6-4 / Sunsets / Ed. // 25-4-4 / Ed. [V; 1787. “A World-Wide Spectacle.” New York Tribune, December 16, 1883, p. 6 c. 4. “The Science of Sky-Glows.” New York Tribune, December 25, 1883, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1883 / "latter end," to time of writing, Sept 25, 1885 // Series of small qs in Sunderland / Geol Mag 1885/513 / (BM). [V; 1788. Lebour, G.A. “On Some Recent Earthquakes on the Durham Coast and Their Probable Cause.” Geological Magazine, s. 3 v. 2 (1885): 513-515.]


1883 Dec. 18 / 12:45 p.m. / Severe shock / New Zealand (South Island) / N.Z. Times 19-2-8. [V; 1792. “Earthquake in the South Island.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), December 19, 1883, p. 2 c. 8.]


1883 Dec 18 / Black snow / Westphalia / Amer Met Jour 1/32. [V; 1794. Radau, Jean Charles Rodolphe. “The Twilight Phenomena.” American Meteorological Journal, 1 (May 1884): 29-33, at 32. Radau, Jean Charles Rodolphe. “Les Phénomènes Crépusculaires.” Bulletin Astronomique, 1 (1884): 53-61, at 58.]


1883 Dec 18-19 / night / A dark dust between Aggen and Lenne in Westpahlia. At Lucdenscheid and other places in northern Germany / Flammarion, "L'Éruption du Krakatoa, p. 82. [V; 1791. Flammarion, Camille. L'Éruption du Krakatoa et les Tremblements de Terre. Paris: Marpon et Flammarion, n.d., 81-82.]


1883 Dec 19 / Destructive storm in Spain. Half of town of Mamola destroyed. / Kirkcaldy Times of 26th. [V; 1793. (Kirkcaldy Times, December 26, 1883; not at BNA.) “Partial Destruction of a Spanish Town.” Scotsman, December 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Dec. 19 / Horsham, Victoria / a hot wind and clouds of dust / Melbourne Age 20-6-6. [V; 1795. “Country News.” The Age, (Melbourne), December 20, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Dec 20 / 9:21 / South of Hungary / q. and rolling sound / L.T. 22-5-3. [V; 1796. “Austria.” London Times, December 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3.]


1883 Dec 20 / bet 4 and 5 p.m. / Concord, N.H. / met / Sc Am 48-22. [V; 1797. “Meteors.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (January 13, 1883): 22.]


1883 Dec 21 / evening / Clouds of dust / Victoria / Argus (Melbourne) 24-7-4. [V; 1798. “The Weather.” Melbourne Argus, December 24, 1883, p. 7 c. 4.]


1883 Dec 22 / 1:30 a.m. / Lisbon / q and rumbling sound and ab. 3:30 a.m. / L.T. 24-6-c. [V; 1799. “The Earthquake at Lisbon.” London Times, December 24, 1883, p. 6 c. 3.]


1883 Dec 26 / (+) / [LT], 9-f / Explosion of a substance on a pathway at Birkenhead. // See if were explosions under Accidents. [B; 491. "Explosion at Birkenhead." London Times, December 26, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. See: (Accidents).]


1883 Dec 26 and 27 / Afterglow in France / C.R., 97-1574 / Spain. [V; 1800. Landerer, José Joaquim. “Sur un phénomène ayant accompagné la coloration rouge crépusculaire des 26 et 27 décembre 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1574.]


1883 Dec 26 / night / Zepec, Bohemia / sharp shock / L.T. 28-3-e. [V; 1801. “Earthquake in Bohemia.” London Times, December 28, 1883, p. 3 c. 5.]


1883 Dec 28 / Trib, 4-5 / Flying machine. [V; 1802. “General Notes.” New York Tribune, December 28, 1883, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1883 Dec. 28 / N. e. sunspot seen at Reading, 9:10 a.m., and until sun behind clouds at 9:35. / The Standard (Dec. 29-2-7). [V; 1803. Sutton, S.W. “Sun Spots.” London Standard, December 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


[1883 Dec 29. Wrong date. See: 1883 Nov 30, (B; 583).]


1883 Dec 29 / Trib, 5-2 / Volcanic eruptions / Alaska. [V; 1804. “The Alaskan Volcanic Eruptions.” New York Tribune, December 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 2. See: 1883 Oct 6, etc., (V; 1642), and, 1883 Oct 6, (V; 1643).The Augustine volcano.]


1883 / last part // Great mut of sheep "by dogs". [B; 584. (Ref???)]


1883 / ab. last of Dec // Dust at Stockholm / black dust / contained much carbonaceous matter—after ignition a red residue / large proportion of cobalt and nickel. / CR, Jan 21, 1884. [V; 1805. “M. Daubrée présente l'extrait suivant d'une Lettre de M. Nordenskiôld....” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884):130-131.]


1883 Dec / Dust / Stockholm / analysis / Chem News 49/125. [V; 1806. "Chemical Notices from Foreign Sources." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 49 (March 21, 1884): 135-138, at 135. “M. Daubrée présente l'extrait suivant d'une Lettre de M. Nordenskiôld....” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884):130-131.]


1883 Dec 31-Jan 1, 1884 / night of / Large met at Concord, N.H. / Sun, Jan 2-3-2. [V; 1807. “A Meteor of Great Size and Brilliancy.” New York Sun, January 2, 1884, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Dec 31 / Fishes / Trout fell at Mendoza in such abundance that the navvies at work on the railway lived two days upon them. On Jan 8th, there was a smart shock of q. / See Jan 14. / Fish ref is B Ayres Standard, Jan 19-1-8 / N.M. / At Pocitos, three were drowned. On the 8th, a sharp shock at Mendoza (17-1-9). The wave along the whole Brazilian coast. [V; 1808.1, 1808.2. (Buenos Aires Standard, January 19, 1884, p. 1 c. 8.) (Buenos Aires Standard, January 17, 1884, p. 1 c. 9.) See: (Jan 14).]

 
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