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VOL. XX, NO. 36.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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(IKNERAL HAZELS WEATHER DlttECTOHT.
For at least a dozen years vre liave
studied with interest the extraordi
nary productions of the government
printing office at "Washington. Noth
ing has come to hand up to date
more remarkable than a small boot
just published at the expense or the
taxpayers by Gen. "V. B. Hazen. It
is entitled ''Weather Proverbs," and
it consists of about one hundred and
fifty pages of deadhead literature fit
to make your hair curl.
It seems to have been the ambition
of Gen. Hazen to go down to poster
ity as the author of a complete dicti
onary of proverbs, jingles, supersti
tions, witticisms, and fallacies relat
ing to weather prognostication- He
sent out circulars to all his observers,
and to many other men and women
in different parts of the world, re
questing contributions. The result
is a volume "prepared under the di
rection of Brig, and Bv t Maj.-Gcn1!
"W. B. Hazen, chief signal officer of
the army, by H. H. C. Dunwoody,"
and published by authority of the
secretary of "War."
In its preface, Gen. Hazen asserts
that the weather forecasts of the
signal office "are not based upon the
proverbs here given, but wholly upon
observations and generalizations ac
cepted by meteorologists." Nobody
will be quite prepared to accept this
statement If the proverbs, signs,
and prognostics contained in Gen.
Hazen's dictionary are not used in
the business of the office, why does
he spend his time and the people's
money in collecting and publishing
them? We should, prefer to believe
that Gen. Hazen's predictions are
based on the indications alphabetic
ally presented in his astonishing lit
The very first item of weather in
formation is under the heading "Ass,"
and is as follows:
'When the ass begins to bray,
Bo sure we shall have a rainy day.
Proceeding down the alphabet, we
learn from Gen. Hazen that "bears
and coons are always restless before
rain;" that "when cats sneeze it is a
sign of rain, and when cats are snor
ing foul weather follows;" that if a
cat washes her head behind her ear,
it is also a sign of rain; that rain is
indicated if a dog howls when some
body leaves the house; that "when
the spaniel sleeps it indicates rain;"
that "nigs, uneasy, grunting, and
huddling together, indicate cold;" bed
smes many oiuer equaxiy interesting
things. Here are a few of Gen. Ha
zen's facts about animals:
4 'iBxmh. If the bullJeads the van
in going to pasture, rain must be ex
pected; but if he is careless and al
lows the cows to precede him, the
weather will be uncertain."
Do2ket. When the doukc3' blows
Tis time to house your hay and corn."
"Cattle. When the cow stops and
shakes her foot, it indicates that there
is bad weather hehind her."
The chief signal officer has also
studied the habits of birds with great
benefit to science:
"Cocks. Cocks are said to clap
their wings in an unusual manner be
fore rain, and hens to rub in the dust
and seem very uneasy.
"If the cock moult before the hon,
We shall hnve weather thick and thin,
But if the hen moult before the cock.
"NVe shall have weather hard as a block."
"Peacocks. "When the peacock loudly
Soon we'll have both rain and squalls."
The compiler of the dictionary
seems to be uncertain just how to in
terpret the ominous voices of owls.
He saj's that "owls hoot at night, ex
ccpt fair weather." Moreover, "when
an owl hoots or screeches sitting on
the top of a house, or by the side of
a window, it is said to foretell death. '
And he proceeds to remark:
"The owl, as Tirgil justly observes,
is more noisy at the change of wea
ther, and as it often happens that
patients with lingering diseases die
at the change of weather, so the owl
seems, by a mistaken association of
ideas, to foretell the calamity. Both
the screech owl and the owlet seem
to be alluded to among the harmful
birds in Spencer's "Fairy Queen."
This is very philosophical. But
Gen. Hazen's suggestions are not al
ways gloomy; they are often cheerful
and sometimes even sportive.:
"If the sky beyond the clouds is blue,
lie glad, there is a picnic for you."
"When there is enough clear skv to
patch a Dutchman's breeches expect
lair weatner. '
Bubbles of air over clam bods. nr
cording to Gen. Hiizeu, indicate rain.
If a Sunday sunset is obscured, there
will be rain before "Wednesday. If
the skin on the bollv of the njitiisli is
unusually thick, look out for a cold
winter. ie lias discovered that hsh
bite best "when the moon is in the
tail; ' but "if the moon runs low. ex
pect warm weather.' If eels are very
lively, it is a sism of rain."
We might fill columns with quota
tions from this surnnKinc vnlnmo.
which seems to have been prepared
by the joint efforts of the chief signal
officer, Zadkiel, and Uncle Itemus.
Here are a few more of Gen. Hazen's
"Cuttles, with their manv legs,
swimming on the top of the water,
presage a storm."
"A winter's fog will freeze a dog."
"When gnats dance in February the
husbandman becomes a beggar."
"The rainbow has but a bad char
acter; she ever commands the rain to
"The color of a frog changing from
yellow to reddish indicates rain.
"When a star tows the moon and
another one chases her astern, tern
pestous weather will follow. The
phenomenon is probably styled a big
star chasing tne moon.
"When snow falls in the mud it re
mains all winter."
41f the geese on St Martin's day
stand on ice, they will walk in mud
"St Patrick's Day the warm side of
a stone turns up, and the broad-back
goose begins to lay."
"Epizootic is a name for epidemic
disorders occurring among animals,
of which we have many and various
instances on record. The state of
the electronometer and other mete
orological instruments should be care
fully examined during the prevalence
of such pestilence."
Human hair (red) curls and Kints
at the approach of a storm, and re-
traightens after the storm. '
It will be observed that Gen. Ha
zen does not confine himself strictly
to the weather, but throws m many
lumps of wisdom suitable to the
needs of the fishermen, the horse
doctor, the barber, and the under
taker. His poetical department in
cludes selections from Tiigil, Shakes
peare, and other favorite authors, be
sides many bits that are apparently
original, either with himself or with
Dunwoodv. For example:
"When fleas do very many grow,
Then 'twill surely rain or snow.
"When oager bites the thirsty flea,
Clouds and rain yon sure shall see."
fly on your nose, you slap and it
If it conies bi'ck again, it will bring a
"Onion skins very thin,
Mild winter coming in:
Onion skins thick aud tough.
Coming winter cold and rough.'
When the stars begin to huddle,
The earth will soon become a puddle.
Altogether, the appearance of this
book marks an epoch in the govern
ment publishing business. In spite
of Geii.Hazen's disclaimer, it throws
light on the mysterious methods of
the bureau, as well as on the long
journeys of inspection which tho chief
signal officer finds it necessary to
take durmg the summer season of the
ear. He does not travel across the
continent for pleasure merely. He
goes because he feels it to be his
dntv to discover for himself whether
the ass is braying in the Ohio valley,
whether the chipmunk is abundant in
the lower lake region, and whether
the cows are shaking their hind feet
in the extreme northwest If he finds
that such is the case, Gen. Hazen
knows that we are going to have rain.
Judge Chewso arose to ask for in
formation. He wanted to know how
trong the fraternal tics of such a
club should be considered. How far
was he obligated? "Brother Chewso,"
replied the president, "I will read the
follerm for your benefit: J? irst All
meet heah on terms of equality, but
de member who blacks stoves an' saws
wood, am not 'spected to be so famil
iar as to ask the barber aiming S17 a
week to lend him his toofpick. Sec
ondIf you find a brudder m dis
tress, aid him. Dar am no particular
objeckshun to takin a mortgage on
his stove in case he wants to borrow
fo' dollars in cash, but give him a lit
tle show befo fo closin . Third Ex
cuse a brndder's faults as fur as you
kin, but arter he has spit on your
butes about three times, you kin con
clude dat he aches to be licked.
Fourth Speak well of each other;
avoid wrangles and slander; be ready
to give good advice; encourage sobri
ety an' industry, but don't let a man
cick yer dog simply bekase ho sits on
de stool nex' you in Paradise Hall."
Detroit Free I'ress.
A Human Giraffe.
The tallest man in the country is
said to be Henry Thurston, who first
beheltl the light ot day near Jefferson
City, Mo., but who now owns a cattle
ranch in Texas. Mr. Thurston is
seven feet seven and a half inches
tall, and as he is thin and gaunt, and
invariably wears a stove-pipe hat, he
never fails to produce a 7ositively
startling effect upon the beholder.
Moreover, he has acquired several
habits of posture which add to tho
impression. I1 or instance, if he hap
pens to feel tired when walking in the
street ue is accusiomeu 10 rest mm
self by dropping ins arms over a
swinging sign and reclining his chin
Mrs. Stouff, of Portland, who is
charged with robbing her employer
ot 2,000 is likely to create a sensa
tion if ever brought to trial. Tho
Telerram says: Under advice of
counsel and interested friends, she
refuses to see reporters or make any
statement ot ner case, mere are
some pecnliar features attending the
relations of Mrs. btouff to parlies of
the prosecution that will probably
prevent the case from coming to trial
It is pretty conclusively understood
that at least two merchants of this
citv will bring sufficient money or
other influence to bear to stop the
prosecution and cause Mrs. StoulFs
release and removal from Portland.
The fact that she remains in jail in
default of bail is attributed to the
desire of her influential friends to
conceal their interest in ber.
Here is something for fruit-raisers
to read. It refers to the country
along the North Pacific, and is from
one of the pioneers to a Portland pa
per: "Oregon fruit raisers, we have
this whole vast country from Port
land to St Paul to supply with fruit.
Clear np 3our old- orchards and pay
more attention to your trees. Dakota
is big enough for three states. I was
astonished at its vjistness. Just im
agine an immense and almost bound
less plain of clear prairie ready for
the plow and no possibility of raising
any mut on it.
"A Nebraska widow with twenty-
one children is advertising for a hus
band." There is great virtue in print
ers ink: it has brought fortunes to
men and women; but we don't be
lieve a double column advertisement
inserted next to reading matter every
day for six months, would bring
husband to a widow with twenty-one
children unless the latter are kept
m the background, or underground,
or somewhere. We dislike to go back
on advertising, but the line must be
One candid man in the Washington
Territory legislature got up ast w,eek
and stated that the body of which
he was a member was passing bills
which were not understood, and that
he for one would quit voting for bills
he did not understand.
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